Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: December 14, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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December 14-20, 2009
Copyright 2009


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

5t. Jonn Iraaewinms News P-noto Dy I ropical Ihocus

Guy Benjamin School Wins Dance Competition
(Left to right standing) Rekisha Rogers, Maeven ParisI, Ajah Bisaillon, Le'Nique Sprauve, Ruby Cioppa, GBS
Principal Dionne Wells, Ayana Coleman-Dixon, Raquisha Edwards, Aysha Clendinen, Keiano Penn, K'Jori
Christopher, Andre Hill and instructor Gina Wellner, (kneeling left to right) Lanniqua Sylvester, Jah-Haile Bruce
and Mirisa Clendinen. Full Story on Page 3.

Kayak, Hike,
Snorkel and
Become VINP
Friend with
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Page 5
Federal Agents
Fly Over St. John
in Helicopter
Page 7
VIPD Investigate
Cruz Bay Burglary
Page 7
Cruz Bay-Red Hook
Ferry Runs Offered
Hourly For Now
PSC Meeting on Dec. 15
1 Pages 2 and 3
Starfish Thanks
Community with
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2 St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009

Hollander's Holiday Sculpture

"Plumb" Illuminates Coral Bay

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Local artisan Gorge Hollander is spreading his
particular style of Holiday cheer again this year from
high atop his Coral Bay home.
Hollander, well known for his modernist sculp-
tures and lamp designs using natural materials, erects
a special holiday piece each year at his home up a
steep slope overlooking Coral Bay harbor.
This year's piece is composed of rebar, lights,
plexiglass and wood and is called "Plumb," which is
a play on the plumb rule included in the sculpture.
A plumb line or plumb rule is an architecture term
for an instrument used to find verticality, explained
"What you do is create a vertical position," Hol-
lander said. "You start at some height and using a line
and weighted object, it allows you to align the verti-
cality point."
The sculpture is reminiscent of a pyramid as the re-
bar poles positioned at the comers of the square base
meet in a point at the top. A plexiglass disk hangs
suspended from the tip of the structure, which also
features a light bulb and several strings of twinkling
Christmas lights.
The lights dance off the hanging plexiglass disk
below to create a special glow after dark.
"At night the plexiglass disk seems to float over
Coral Bay," said Hollander. "The light reflects off the
disk and it seems suspended in air."
The light is visible from many vantages in the
Coral Bay area and also beckons vessels entering the
Hollander used many pieces from holiday sculp-
tures past to create this year's "Plumb," conjuring
memories of those ghosts of Christmas past from
Dickens' classic tale.
"This piece is a composite piece of some of the
other pieces I've made," said the artisan. "I've used

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by G. Hollander

"Plumb" sculpture by George Hollander.

the same rebar year after year. One year they were a
Christmas tree, another time they created one bulb,
and this year they're 'Plumb.'"'
"It all just came together," Hollander said.
While it's not difficult to read deep meaning into
Hollander's stark sculpture that beams a warm glow
across the harbor, the artisan offered at least one sim-
ple idea.
"Maybe it was a prayer to the construction gods,"
said Hollander.
To see more examples of Hollander's work check
out his website georgehollander.com.

MaLinda Media Goes Live on "Face To Face" TV Show

live from the
Havensight Tree
Light ceremony on
St. Thomas, St.
John Magazine
publisher MaLinda
Nelson, right, was
invited to discuss
the latest issue
with host Addie
Ottley, center,
on Wednesday,
December 9.

Photo by Tom Oat

Coral Bay Sing-Along Is December 14
The Coral Bay community Christmas tree lighting ceremony
and carol sing-along is set for Monday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Coral Bay basketball court.
Join everyone in singing carols and welcoming Santa for the
kids! This annual tradition brings neighborhoods out to sing in
a "competitive challenge for festiveness" between neighborhoods.
Bring a voice and lots of neighbors, so the carols are loud! No tal-
ent is required, just lots of holiday and community spirit.
The Coral Bay Community Council is encouraging everyone to
bring gifts for Santa to give the children. Please bring a wrapped
gift or two labeled for boy or girl and the appropriate age. CBCC-
designated gifts can also be dropped off at Connections in Coral

PSC To Tackle Ferry Matters on Dec. 16
The V.I. Public Services Commission will meet on Wednes-
day, December 16, at 3 p.m. at the PSC office in Barbel Plaza, St.
Commissioners will go into executive discussion first and will
discuss ferry boat matters starting around 4:30 p.m. The St. John
petition for a change in the operation schedule and the profitability
of the Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie run will be discussed.
PSC members will also discuss a proposed adjustment to the
reduced schedule in effect, which has eliminated the 9 and 11 p.m.
ferry runs.
Water and Power Authority and telecommunication matters are
on the PSC agenda as well.

Toy Drive To Fill Community's Need
With the Holiday season quickly approaching, it's time to re-
member those on St. John who won't have any presents to open
without the community's help.
Joe Palminteri and Lori Dudkin are hosting the annual St. John
Toy Drive for the fourth time this year. The local toy drive ensures
that all gifts collected are distributed to children in need right on
Love City.
Residents are asked to drop off new unwrapped toys for chil-
dren between the ages of 4 and 18 at collection sites across the
island by Thursday, December 17.
Collection sites are located at: the St. John Tradewinds office
on the third floor of The Marketplace; Canines, Cats and Critters
at Palm Plaza; Connections in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay; Gifft Hill
School's lower campus; the Tourist Trap near Estate Concordia;
and the Tap Room at Mongoose Junction.

St. John Singers Christmas Concerts

Set for December 16, 18 and 20
The St. John Singers, under the direction of John Cahill, will
present three holiday concerts this season on December 16, 18 and
20. In addition to a wide range of Christmas carols, the choir will
perform short works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Pergolesi.
Gylchris Sprauve, best known for his pure tenor voice, will be
the featured guest artist. Bom in Puerto Rico and raised on St.
Thomas, Sprauve has devoted his life to sacred music. Sprauve
will accompany the choir on piano and Detra Davis will also be a
guest performer.
The first concert will be in Cruz Bay on Wednesday, December
16, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church. The next two concerts, on
Friday, December 18, and on Sunday, December 20, will be in
Coral Bay at the Emmaus Moravian Church.
All three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for
adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door.

St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus

Giftt Hill School wins the spirit award during the Dancing
Classrooms competition on Friday night, December 11.

Le'Nique Sprauve and Andre
Hill merengue for GBS.

Niquita Powell and Jeylani
Blackwood tango for JESS.

Nadia Dudkin and Landis
Wallace swing for GHS.

GBS Wins First Dancing Classrooms Competition

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
It was a mad hot night at the
Westin Resort and Villas on Fri-
day, December 11, as about 40 stu-
dents from all three island schools
strutted their stuff in the first an-
nual Colors of the Rainbow team
match dance competition.
The contest was the culminat-
ing event of the 10-week Mad Hot
St. John dance program sponsored
by Pond Bay Club. An offshoot of
Dancing Classrooms, the interna-
tionally renowned program created
by ballroom extraordinaire Pierre
Dulaine in New York in 1994, the
program was launched on St. John
in September.
In 20 sessions over 10 weeks,
fifth graders at Julius E. Sprauve
School, Gifft Hill School and Guy
Benjamin School mastered the
steps of the Merengue, Foxtrot,
Rubma, Tango and Swing. Three
local dancers helmed the classes
- Terresa Fragueada at JESS,

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite a Public Services Commission
order, ferries have been plying the waters
between Red Hook and Cruz Bay hourly, ac-
cording to commuters.
The public utility regulatingbody approved
an order last month to reduce the ferry sched-
ules after 7 p.m. to every other hour, instead

Elizabeth Gowan at GHS and Gina
Wellner at GBS and Jaycee
Gossett directed the program.
At the final competition, 10
dancers plus at least two alternates
from each school faced off over
two rounds of dancing. The first
round had dancers showing off
their strongest dances while the
second round dances were picked
at random.
In front of more than 100 fam-
ily members, friends, faculty and
well wishers packed in the Westin
ballroom, the students showed ele-
gance and poise well beyond their
Judges Diane Otis, a master
adjudicator with North American
Dance Teachers Association, Car-
los Woods, director of the Mun-
go Niles Cultural Dancers of St.
Thomas, and Kim Wild, assistant
director of St. John School of the
Arts, had a difficult task choosing
between the talented teams.
After a close competition, Well-

Maeven Parsil and
Jovanie Stephenson foxtrot
for GBS.

ner's GBS team took home the first
place trophy. JESS dancers took
home silver medals and the GHS
team took home the bronze.
GHS students also won the
spirit award and will enjoy a pizza

of the normal hourly runs. Many commuters,
however, have been pleasantly surprised to
find the ferries running every hour at night.
While the official ferry schedule per
the PSC order eliminated the 9 and 11
p.m. runs from Red Hook to Cruz Bay and
the 8 and 10 p.m. runs from Cruz Bay to Red
Hook, all runs were running last week.
The PSC is having a meeting on Wednes-

party thanks to their loud cheering
and strong support of their team.
Showing remarkable transfor-
mations throughout the course of
the program, all of the students
were winners, explained Dulaine.
"Everyone is a golden student
tonight," said Dulaine. "You all
did great. I remember at the first
lesson when you didn't even want
to look at each other or touch each
other and now you have become
real ladies and gentlemen."
Gaining popularity from the
critically acclaimed documentary
Mad Hot Ballroom and the
fictional film adaptation Take the
Lead starring Antonio Banderas -
Dancing Classrooms has made a
difference in the lives of countless
students who gain problem solv-
ing, crisis management and self
respect lessons along with instruc-
tion in the Fox Trot and Swing.
Mad Hot St. John is the first
program of its kind in the Virgin
Islands, but doesn't seem likely to

day, December 15, at its office at Barbel Pla-
za on St. Thomas, and ferry matters are on
the agenda to be discussed at 4:30 p.m. The
meeting is open to the public and comments
from residents are welcome.
For more information or to check the ferry
schedules call Varlack Ventures at 340-776-
6412 or Transportation Services of St. John
at 340-776-6282.

stay that way for long, explained
"You know other schools are
jealous of you," Dulaine told St.
John students at the competition.
"They want this program in St.
Thomas and St. Croix and it was
here in St. John first."
While GBS principal Dionne
Wells walked away with the over-
sized first place trophy, she won't
have an easy time defending the
win next year, as students were al-
ready looking forward to the start
of the next Mad Hot St. John.

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ............. 18-19
Community Calendar .........27
Crossword Puzzle ............ 17
Ferry Schedules ............... 20
Letters ........................1... 4-16
Police Log ....................... 16
Real Estate .................. 21-23
W ha's Happn'nin'................... 4

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4 St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Shh, It's a Secret
St. John Tradewinds
Guess who got married on Saturday, December 5?
Bride Mares Fairbaim
Groom Rob Crane
Brides's mother and father Brenda and Martin Fairbaim
Maid of Honor Carey DePree
Best Man Matt Ellis
Bride's brother, Bill, witnessed the ceremony from London via
Reverend Anne Marie Porter officiated.
Sam and Lyle were ushers (they happen to be cats).
Setting the beautiful front yard at Caribsurf facing a lovely
sunset at 5:30 p.m.
A banquet followed presented by Ted and company.
There will be photos at a later date. Congratulations and very
best wishes to Mares and Rob!

STJ Chamber Chapter Meeting Dec. 15
Due to the holidays, the December meeting of the St. John Chapter
of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will be on Tues-
day, December 15, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center.
VI Port Authority Executive Director Ken Hobsen will make a
presentation regarding VIPA's plans for parking in Cruz Bay. Please
come prepared with concise questions and a positive attitude to show
the chapter's desire to work with VIPA in getting the island's urgent
parking needs met.
The meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and will last until
6:45 p.m. to allow for more question time.

Powell Charged

with Marijuana

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department of-
ficers arrested 19-year-old Ja-
mari Powell of Susanaberg on
Wednesday evening, Decem-
ber 9, outside Nature's Nook in
Cruz Bay.
Officers were in the area ap-
prehending another individual
on unrelated charges when they
smelled an odor of marijuana,
according to a report in the V.I.
Daily News.
When approached by VIPD
officers, Powell handed over a
Ziplock bag containing a sub-
stance that field tested positive
for marijuana, according to the
On Thursday, December 10,
V.I. Superior Court Magistrate
Judge Alan Smith upheld a
charge of simple possession of
a controlled substance against
Powell, who was released on
an unsecured $500 bond.
Powell was scheduled to
face arraignment on Thursday,
December 17.

Adopt-A-Family During the Holidays
The Department of Human Services' Division of Children and Fam-
ily Services is coordinating its third annual Adopt-A-Family Program.
Community sponsors and families are asked to provide a great Christmas
for a less fortunate family.
For more information call 774-0930 ext 4226.

Next RAVI Meeting Is December 16
The Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands, St. John Chapter,
will host its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 15, at 6 p.m.
at the St. John Community Foundation Office on the third floor of The
Volunteers are needed. Everyone is welcome to join. For more infor-
mation, contact Paul Devine at 693-9410.

Christmas Bird Count Set for Dec. 19
The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is set for Saturday, De-
cember 19, starting at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed.
For anyone who is not sure of the bird species, the group will assign
a more experienced birder partner. Anyone interested in participating
should contact Laurel Brannick at 776-6201 ext. 257.

PSC Hosting Annual Workshop Dec. 17-19
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission will be conducting its
annual "Commissioners/Staff Workshop" December 17 through Decem-
ber 19, at the Westin Resort and Villas on St. John.
In regards to the Change of Control Proceeding for the Virgin Islands
Telephone Corp., d/b/a/ Innovative Telephone, take notice that the Hear-
ing Examiner, Ronald Belfon will file his Report to the Commission by
December 28. The PSC Meeting to consider and take action upon the
Report of the Hearing Examiner will be announced.
The PSC will host a Meeting on Wednesday, December 16, at 3 p.m.,
in the St. Thomas Office located in Estate Ross, Barbel Plaza USVI.
For more information contact the PSC at 778-6010 or 776-1291.

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Kayakers return to Caneel Bay after their excursion to surrounding beaches.

Kayak, Hike, Snorkel and Become

a Friend of VINP with VI Ecotours

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While there are many ways to
enjoy the natural beauty of the
Virgin Islands National Park, one
kayak company is offering an af-
ternoon adventure which also helps
support and protect that beauty.
When someone books Virgin Is-
lands Ecotours' Caneel Bay Kay-
ak, Hike and Snorkel Adventure,
that person also becomes a mem-
ber of the Friends of VINP, the
non-profit group which supports
the park's educational and cultural
"With every tour booking we
donate money on behalf of every
guest in their name to Friends of
the VINP and they receive a one-
year membership," said Sybille
Sorrentino, V.I. Ecotours owner.
And membership to Friends def-
initely has its privileges. Members
receive the group's quarterly news-
letter, discounts at the Friends of
the Park Store in Mongoose Junc-
tion, an invitation to the group's
annual meeting and discounted
seminar and workshop fees.
"We also have other businesses
who are affinity members and of-
fer discounts to Friends of VINP
members as well," said Friends
development director Noreen Ca-
vanaugh, who helped create the
VI Ecotours partnership program.
"It's like a round robin kind of
thing or like multi-level marketing
in its purest sense."

The program is poised to make
a big impact on Friends' current
membership. Last year V.I. Eco-
tours led more than 1,000 people
on the Caneel Bay kayak trip and
Sorrentino expects at least that
number this year, she explained.
"The bottom line is that we're
going to bring in about 1,000 new
members to Friends of VINP," said
Sorrentino. "These people already
have an interest in the island and
the park and through the member-
ship with Friends it keeps them
connected to St. John."
The membership program also
allows Sorrentino to give back to
VINP, she added.
"I just feel like I'm kind of a
steward of the park and I wanted to
be able to give back in some way,"
said the V.I. Ecotours owner.
Returning a favor to the nature
that supports their livelihood is ex-
actly the idea behind the Friends
membership offer, explained Ca-
"One of the things I've been
working on as development di-
rector at Friends is a way to get
businesses who benefit from the
park to look at how they can give
back on a regular basis in a way
that they don't have to sit down
and write a check once a year,"
Cavanaugh said. "This is a steady
stream that comes on a regular ba-
sis that doesn't hurt because it's a
little at a time."
Cavanaugh hopes other busi-

nesses will consider offering the
program as well, she explained.
"A lot of the businesses that are
here on St. John and St. Thomas
benefit from the VINP and make
money off the park in some way,
shape or form," said Cavanaugh.
"Even people on St. Thomas want
to come to St. John to see the beau-
tiful beaches which are all part
of the park. What we want is for
them to also develop and create an
awareness about the park for the
Even without the included one-
year membership to Friends of
VINP, the Caneel kayak tour would
be well worth the $89 price tag for
adults and $49 for children.
Participants kayak out of Caneel
Bay beach to nearby Scott Beach,
where they go ashore to hike Tur-
tle Point Trail. Snorkeling at Scott
and Paradise Beaches is next, fol-
lowed by the short paddle back to
Caneel Bay.
"It's about a three-hour adven-
ture and is designed for all skill
levels and all ages," said Sorren-
tino. "It's easy and just beautiful."
V.I. Ecotours also offers a simi-
lar program on St. Thomas. The
cost of the company's Historic
Hassle Island tour, which leaves
out of Frenchtown, also includes a
one-year membership to Friends of
VINP, which has been instrumen-
tal in supporting the preservation
efforts on the island.
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JESS Football Team Closes Perfect Season

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A perfect season is no easy task in any sport.
There are so many things that can go wrong on any
day, that not dropping a single game during an en-
tire season is a rarity. The chances of accomplishing
a perfect season are even less when a team is in its
first season.
It seems that no one told those odds, however, to
members of the Julius E. Sprauve School's flag foot-
ball team.
The Cruz Bay public school formed a flag football
team for the first time this year and, while officials
hoped the students would do well, the team far ex-
ceeded anyone's expectations.
Not only did the JESS flag football team members
- composed of students in seventh, eighth and ninth
grades win all of their St. John/St. Thomas district
games, but they also beat the best St. Croix team.
After not losing a single game during the regular
season or the playoffs, the JESS flag football team
traveled to the big island on December 5 to face the
St. Croix district champions, whom they handily de-
feated to keep their perfect record intact.
"They had an undefeated season," said JESS prin-
cipal Mario Francis. "We were already the district
champions and then we went to St. Croix and played

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

The JESS team didn't lose a game
during their first season.

the St. Croix champions and we won 16 to 8, so we're
now the territorial champions."
The JESS flag football team won all nine regular
season games before heading to the Turkey Bowl on
November 25. A win at that game put the football
players in the playoffs where they kept their perfect
season alive and went all the way to take the champi-
onship game.
The win in St. Croix two weeks ago capped the
team's perfect season.
"This is our first year having a team and we won
the whole thing," said Francis.

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After trying to host their annual gala in late Janu-
ary, Julius E. Sprauve School officials have decided
to hold off until spring.
The annual JESS gala is now scheduled for Satur-
day, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. The fundraiser
usually takes place in early January, but a multitude
of projects at the Cruz Bay public school campus de-
layed the planning committee this year, according to
JESS principal Mario Francis.
"We had a lot of activity taking place here on our
campus from right when we came back in Septem-
ber," said Francis. "It's our main focus to improve
instruction and the folks on the planning committee
are basically the same people involved in a lot of the
projects that take place on the campus so they were
just busy."
Instead of throwing the party together at the last
minute, JESS gala planning committee members de-
cided to postpone the event, Francis explained.
"It's really a very difficult task to take on and to
do it as well as possible," he said. "Instead of rushing
it and not doing it to our full capacity, we met with
Caneel Bay and asked if we could change the date to
later in the year."
"We came up with something in April which I think
will be excellent for the community," said Francis.
Francis was not ready to share this year's gala
theme or which specific project the funds raised at the

event will be used for, the principal added.
"The staff has given us some input, but we still
need to have some discussions before decisions are
made," said Francis.
Last year's gala raised about $50,000 that was
earmarked for new kitchen and cafeteria equipment
including new appliances, stoves, fans, air condition-
ing and a speaker system none of which has been
purchased yet.
"We have our plan in motion but that has been de-
layed," Francis said. "We hope now to have the work
done in early January. Where before we didn't put the
work out to bid, we're doing that now."
"So instead of just going with one vendor, we're
trying to see how we can maximize the funds to our
best use," said the JESS principal. "But the process
becomes a bit more time-consuming."
The Department of Education is responsible for
covering some some of the upgrades, Francis added.
"Some of the improvements are the responsibility
of the Department of Education and they have some
funding for the project so we're not going to trump
their efforts," he said.
The new equipment should be installed by the end
of January, and Francis looks forward to being able
to show off the improved kitchen and cafeteria, he
"Way before the gala in April, we'll have an open
house and invite everyone to come and see the im-
provements," said Francis.

JESS Gala Postponed Until April;

Kitchen Improvements Still Planned

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St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009 7

VIPD Investigate Cruz Bay Burglary

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officials
on St. John are investigating a
first degree burglary that occurred
Wednesday, December 9, in Cruz
The victim told police the bur-
glary happened at about 4:30 a.m.
when he awoke to see two masked
men in his apartment.
The 28-year-old victim told po-
lice he told the suspects to get out
of his apartment but the suspects
began to hit him about the body.
One suspect had a firearm and

both were wearing masks, the vic-
tim said. After striking and threat-
ening him, the suspects left the
apartment. Nothing was takenfrom
the victim or his apartment during
the incident, the victim said.
The victim was taken to the
Myrah Keating Smith Community
Health Center where he was treat-
ed and released.
The VIPD's Criminal Investiga-
tion Bureau is following up on this
case. Anyone with information is
asked to call Crime Stoppers at

St. John Tradewinds News Photos
Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, Customs and
Border Protection, V.I. Police Department and other
federal agencies collaborated on a five-day-long drug
eradication sweep in early December. A total of 3,400
marijuana plants, including 150 plants found on St. John,
were confiscated during the sting. No arrests were made
and no one was injured in the operation.

Reindeer Ramble Run on Sunday, Dec. 20
St. John Landsharks are hosting a run on Sunday, December 20.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Donations
of pet food or treats to benefit the Animal Care Center, would be appreci-
ated. Runners should meet at Annaberg parking lot.
Santa and two reindeer three runners will run together as a team.
The race is not a relay the three runners must start, run, and finish to-
gether. Jingle bells and "harness" will be provide and participants should
feel free to elaborate with hats, tinsel, antlers and more.
The course starts at Annaberg, heads to the Maho Bay pavilion then to
Francis Bay and back to Anaberg. There will also be a kids short course
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Starfish Market hosted a party to showcase the grocery
store's new renovations on Friday, December 11. Guests
enjoyed an elaborate feast, open bar and music by Spec-
trum Band as well as many events throughout the week.

Starfish Says "Thanks" to Community with Week-long Celebration

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After overseeing more than five months of renovations,
Starfish market officials threw a week-long party last week
to celebrate the store's sleek new look and expanded offer-
Wine samples and food tasting were on offer every day
last week, including a December 9 turkey and ham spread
that fed more than 300 people. The festivities featured many
Starfish purveyors and culminated with a pancake breakfast
on Sunday, December 20.
As Starfish neared its first decade on the first floor of The
Marketplace, officials looked to update the supermarket, ex-
plained consultant Frank Laverde.
"I was instrumental in designing the store 10 years ago
when it first moved to The Marketplace," said Laverde. "Da-
vid Mugar, the owner, decided two years ago that we should
remodel the present store because it was getting tired."
"He asked me to assign a firm and lay out the store again
to set it up for the remodel," Laverde said.
Renovations got underway in early July and through-
out the process Starfish never shut its doors, Laverde ex-
"It was an especially tough remodel because we didn't
close the store," said the consultant. "We felt we had a com-

mitment to the community to stay open. In fact, [store man-
ager] Nedra Ephraim insisted that we stay open because of
the commitment to the community they expected it of
The celebrations last week marked the beginning of the
holiday season on St. John and served as a big "Thank You"
to Starfish customers, Laverde added.
"We wanted to thank the customers for shopping with
us under adverse conditions as we moved product around
almost daily," said Laverde. "We celebrated all week."
"The employees have been great and the customers have
continued to support us through the whole remodeling pro-
cess and we wanted to thank them," said Starfish manager
Nedra Ephraim.
With bright new signs and expanded refrigeration, shelv-
ing and freezer space, Starfish offers even more products
than before, Laverde explained.
"We've changed all the refrigeration, expanded our shelv-
ing and freezer space and installed new flooring, ceiling and
lighting," he said. "We've actually expanded the entire store
and picked up about 200 square feet more of space."
"We've added space in all departments meat, produce,
grocery and frozen foods," Laverde said. No \%\ "c can offer
even more variety of products in the store. We're the only
full service supermarket on St. John and have most every-

thing that people want."
While the expanded offerings are a welcome upgrade for
customers, the Starfish renovations also marked an invest-
ment in the St. John economy, Laverde added.
"David Mugar [Starfish owner] is an astute businessman
and a philanthropist and he believes in giving back to the
community," said Laverde. "Over the last 10 years, we've
invested more than $8 million in the stores, both the market
and the gourmet store. Most of that money was spent in sup-
plies and purchased between St. John and St. Thomas."
"General contractor and subcontractor labor was all from
St. John for the most part," Laverde continued. "That money
was spent in the community and spent probably during the
worst recession we've seen since the 1920s."
Starfish owner David Mugar is committed to offering the
best possible shopping experience for St. John customers,
Laverde explained.
"David's commitment was to make Starfish an even bet-
ter store for the people of St. John," he said. "Alone this year
the remodel cost more than $2.5 million. David has always
believed in taking care of the employees and customers and
the business will be successful and it is."
Starfish is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., on the
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Rafe Boulon Details Rich Scientific

History for Historical Society

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The diverse ecosystem and rela-
tive isolation of St. John have long
made the island the perfect place
for scientific study.
Recorded studies of Love City's
plant and animal life go all the way
back to 1767, and the island was
the site of some of the most exten-
sive underwater studies with the
advent of scuba diving in 1956.
"This little island has produced
a lot of cutting edge science," VI.
National Park Chief of Resource
Management Rafe Boulon told
the St. John Historical Society at
its Tuesday evening, December 8,
meeting at the Bethany Moravian
The first reliable source of in-
formation on plants came from
Moravian missionary GCC Olden-
dorp in 1767, when he listed plants
and animals found on all three Vir-
gin Islands.
A more comprehensive study
came in 1987, with Woodbury and
Weaver's vegetation map, which
described different types of veg-
etation and where they are found
on St. John.
Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez got
even more specific with his study
in 1996, when he counted 747 spe-
cies of vascular plants, 86 percent
of which were native to St. John.
He also found that St. John shared
87 percent of its species with the
rest of the Caribbean.
In 2000, Eleanor Gibney used
aerial photos to classify vegeta-
tion, and found that St. John is
comprised mostly of moist forests,
dry forests, woodlands and sparse
"A lot of the studies completed
here were for thesis work," Bou-
lon said. "St. John is a good place
to do this kind of work thanks to
the national park."
Some of the studies resulted in
positive change for the island, such
at Colorado State University's Wa-
tershed Sciences Program erosion
study, which was conducted from
"Unpaved roads were their pre-
ferred targets for measuring ero-
sion rates compared with undis-
turbed hillslopes," said Boulon.

V.I. National Park Chief
of Resource Management
Rafe Boulon presents
the history of science on
St. John at the Tuesday
evening, December 8, St.
John Historical Society
meeting at the Bethany
Moravian Church.

"Volunteers dug out tons of runoff
soil gathered over several months
and weighed it."
Students found that undisturbed
hillslopes had a runoff rate of 0.01
tons per hectare per year, while un-
paved roads had a rate of 25 to 600
tons per hectare per year.
"They developed a new water-
shed erosion model for St. John,
which is used today in the Fish
Bay watershed, which extends all
the way up to Catherineberg," said
The Maho Bay Camps Road
Erosion Reduction Project, which
was completed in 2005, reduced
erosion in that area by 70 percent,
Boulon added.
Government agencies also take
advantage of the island's relative
lack of development by continu-
ally monitoring environmental
conditions, Boulon explained.
The USDA and the National
Resource Conservation Service

have five climate/soil monitoring
stations on St. John, four of which
are at Lameshur, and one of which
is at Cinnamon Bay.
St. John also claims one of the
13 PRIMENet sites in the U.S.,
which is located at Lind Point.
PRIMENet, a program of long-
term monitoring of environmental
stressors in national parks born out
of a partnership between the Na-
tional Park Service and the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency, ob-
serves many different conditions
at the VINP site including ozone,
visibility and standard meteorol-
Boulon also shared information
on studies of St. John birds the
earliest being in 1877, by Freder-
ick Ober who collected birds on
the island for the Smithsonian -
and amphibians, reptiles, insects
and exotic animals.
With the advent of scuba div-
ing in 1956, an entire underwater
world was opened up around St.
John, beginning at Lameshur Bay.
"A lot of marine science, world-
wide actually, began in Lameshur
Bay," said Boulon. "Some of the
longest data sets in the Caribbean
came from there."
Technology has no doubt in-
creased exponentially since the
1950s, when Herb Kumpf and
Helen Randall compiled their Ma-
rine Habitat Map using both aerial
photographs and information they
collected by pulling one another
on a wooden sled in the water be-
hind a boat.
"The contrast in technology is
mind-boggling," said Boulon.
No presentation on underwater
science would be complete without
the mention of Tektite, the under-
water habitat located at Lameshur
Bay in 1969 and 1970.
"Some phenomenal work came
out of that project," said Boulon.
When it comes to the underwa-
ter life surrounding St. John, fish-
ery issues are well documented,
while coral diseases are still poorly
understood, Boulon explained.
"A lot of work is needed," he
said. "We do know that we can
control local stressors such as sed-
iment, anchors and pollution, to
increase the resilience of corals."

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St. John Tradewinds
In keeping with the Department of Tourism's strat-
egy to market the territory to potential visitors in pri-
mary gateway markets, the department coordinated a
series of high-profile events in Atlanta recently target-
ing area travel agents, Atlanta-based media and Geor-
gia residents.
Combined, the week's events created the opportu-
nity to promote the territory directly to more than 75
travel agents, 30 journalists and 85,000 consumers in
just one week.
VIVA! Villas owner Angie Smith was the sole St.
John representative at the event, and the only villa
company official from the Virgin Islands.
"The blitz/trade show was done to attract more
travel agents to book clients in the V.I. now that Delta
Airlines is offering more flights from Atlanta to the
territory," said Smith.
The week's events began with a travel agent lun-
cheon hosted by Regional Sales Manager Kay Mil-
liner. Top-tier travel agents based outside Atlanta's
metropolitan area attended the luncheon, where they
learned about the territory's latest developments.
A travel agent cocktail reception and destination
presentation was hosted the following evening in At-
lanta which provided the opportunity to promote the
territory to agents.
All travel agent events were attended by hotel rep-
resentatives from Bolongo Bay Beach resort, Divi
Carina Bay, Marriott Frenchman's Reef, Secret Har-
bour, Sand Castle on the Beach, VIVA! Villas and
Wyndham Sugar Bay.

VIVA! Villas owner Angie Smith at the
Atlanta trade show, above.

Atlanta residents woke up to the sounds of steel
pan music and culinary delights from the USVI on
Thursday, December 3 when CBS' Better Mornings
Atlanta dedicated much of its 2-hour morning show
to the U.S. Virgin Islands, featuring a series of USVI-
branded segments throughout the broadcast.
"Through our comprehensive approach we're
pleased to be able to target all of the key audiences
that can influence travel to the territory from the At-
lanta market," DOT Commissioner Beverly Nichol-
son-Doty said.
Plans are already underway for the DOT to saturate
additional key markets in 2010 with a series of similar

Concrete Polishing Offers Alternative to Tile

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After selling his concrete finishing company in the
states, Robert Melnik brought all of his equipment to
St. John when he and his wife Betsy moved to the
island more than two years ago.
Now that equipment is being put to good use again
since Melnik launched Innovative Concrete Polishing
Technologies on Love City recently.
"Innovative Concrete is a company that I first start-
ed in the states," said Melnik. "I formed it originally
for my son but then he went back to school and I sold
the business and brought all of the equipment to St.
Concrete polishing is a grind and polish process
that utilizes industrial diamonds, hardeners and seal-
ers to level and polish a floor from within the concrete
surface itself. While the process has been around for
years, recent advances have made polished concrete
floors more accessible and desirable, Melnik ex-
"Polished concrete floors are really becoming more
of a commodity now than ever before," he said.
While the use of concrete floors has been wide-
spread in Europe for some time, the practice is catch-
ing on across the globe thanks to its environmental

safety and cost-effectiveness.
"Concrete floors are an alternative to tiles and con-
crete doesn't need any glues or any finishers which
would end up in landfills," said Melnik. "Also con-
crete floors can be cleaned very easily without deter-
gents or chemicals."
"Polished concrete is also one of the most eco-
nomical flooring alternatives out there," Melnik said.
"Reduced costs come from reduced maintenance and
the durability of the product."
The practice, which also improves old and deterio-
rating floors, makes perfect sense in the islands where
concrete floors are common sightings.
"Before this the only real choice for people was
tile," said Melnik. "Polished concrete really makes
sense down here because it can improve an old floor
and is ideal for a new floor."
Melnik's first island floor job was his own East End
home, which he completed last year. Since then, In-
novative Concrete has done work for the St. Thomas
Human Society and expects more orders soon.
"Architects have been really interested in this pro-
cess because it's green and is a great alternative to
tile," said Melnik.
For more information on Innovative Concrete Pol-
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St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009 11

Friends of VINP Offering Interesting Seminars This Winter

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Friends of V.I. National Park has
just announced its diverse lineup
of nearly 40 seminars guaranteed
to provide a deeper glimpse into
the island's unique culture, ecol-
ogy and history.
"I think it is a great way for
locals and tourists alike to experi-
ence the park in a way they might
never have had a chance to be-
fore," said Audrey Penn, Friends'
program manager.
"And it's a great chance to get to
know our local artisans, botanists,
entrepreneurs, and the rangers and
employees who work in our park
daily on the water and around the
trails who are all experts on this is-
land," said Penn.
Beginning December 19 with a
native plant and bird hike stretch-
ing from Lameshur to Europa Bay
and ending on April 17 with a
Maho Art Center expo, the Friends'
2010 series promises an array of
exciting seminars that have drawn
popular attendance year after year
as well as a few new ones sure to
attract a strong following.
Friends usually runs its seminar
series from January to April, but
this year the series is getting an
early start.
"We thought we were missing
out on a crucial month, so we start-
ed early this year," Penn said. "It
all worked perfectly and enabled

us to fit in more classes like the
Kwanzaa drum circle classes on
December 26 which will coincide
with Kwanzaa celebrations."
Keeping always-popular events
like the sea turtle sail, full moon
hike and green building house
tour on the calendar and adding
some zest with new seminars such
as a pepper sauce making class led
by local spice guru Trinidad Char-
lie and a reef ecosystem explora-
tion tour Friends expects semi-
nars to fill up in no time.
"These popular seminars usu-
ally have five to 10 people on the
waiting lists each year and we ex-
pect some of these new ones to be
very well attended," Penn said. "I
am sure we are going to have a
waiting list."
One seminar in particular -
consisting of three one-on-one
wood turning lessons given by St.
John native and master wood turn-
er Avelino Samuel already only
has two more spaces available, ex-
plained Penn.
Another 2010 seminar sure to
generate high attendance is the
Hassel Island tour where partici-
pants will kayak from Frenchtown
to Hassel Island while soaking up
a bit of history about the Danish
and British Colonial ruins from
VINP archeologist Ken Wild.
"Friends is currently cleaning
up the debris on Hassel Island with
a grant from NOAA and the island

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Friends of VIN P

Participants enjoyed a mud bath during last year's Eco
Spa seminar.

will be open to tourists soon,"
Penn said.
Fees vary based on individual
seminars, but all proceeds will
funnel into the Friends general
fund which sustains important pro-
grams such as SKIP (School Kids
in the Park), pays for grants and
scholarships for local students and
supports projects to improve the
national park, Penn explained.
All seminars are tax-deductible,
and Friends members receive a
$5 to $10 discount while children
under 12 receive 50 percent off all
seminars excluding boat trips.
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its seminar series, according to the
program manager.
"This year, we expect to make
more than $10,000 that is the
plan," Penn said. "If we can get all
the classes filled, we will make up-
wards of $10,000."
The newly designed semi-
nar brochure is available on-
line at http://www.friendsvinp.
org/2010seminar.htm or can be
picked up at the Friends store lo-
cated on the street level of Mon-
goose Junction I.
Interested registrants can sign
up with Friends via phone at 779-
4940 or email seminars@friends-

* Dec. 19 Saturday Native
Plant & Bird Hike
Dec. 21 Monday -SNUBA
*Dec. 26 Saturday Kwanzaa
Drum Circle
* Dec. 27 Sunday Pastels
Workshop I
* Dec. 30 Wednesday Native
Tea Time
* Jan. 5 Tuesday Eco Spa
Jan. 9 Saturday Using the 5
Senses in Writing
* Jan. 10 Sunday Botanical
*Jan. 14 Thursday Spirit Doll
* Jan. 16 Saturday Kayak the
Mangroves of Hurricane Hole I
* Jan. 17 Sunday Pastels
Workshop II
* Jan. 23 Saturday Marine
Biology Boat Trip
*Jan. 27 Wednesday Pepper
Sauce Making
* Jan. 29 Friday Full Moon
*Jan. 30 Saturday Hassel
Island Tour I
* Feb. 3 Wednesday VINP
Archive Tour
* Feb. 5 Friday Kayak Caneel
* Feb. 6 Saturday AGlimpse
into St. John 's Past
* Feb. 8 Monday Archeology
Boat Trip
* Feb. 10 Wednesday Birds of
the Park
* Feb. 13 Saturday Coastal
* Feb. 14 Sunday Romance in
the Sky
* Feb. 20 Saturday Kayak the
Mangroves of Hurricane Hole II
* Feb. 24 Wednesday Reptile
* Feb. 26 Friday Sea Turtle

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Classic Caribbean Holiday Menu from Chef Jim McManus

By Chef Jim McManus
St. John Tradewinds
Puerto Rican cuisine masters
the preparation of pork. Anyone
who has eaten Lechon (or whole
roasted suckling pig) while visit-
ing Puerto Rico can give testa-
ment. The skin itself is a savory-
sumptuous candy.
This Christmas Menu was de-
signed with the small Caribbean
cottage or boat in mind. Everything
can be done in a toaster oven, on a
grill or stove top.
The Glazed Pork Loin on the
menu, while very different from
Lechon, is none the less Puerto
Rican inspired. The cabbage and
potatoes are simply a Caribbean
take on a classic European pairing
of pork, cabbage and potatoes.
Buen Provecho!

Guava-Orange Glazed Pork
Loin Roast with Braised Spicy
Red Cabbage and West Indian
Potato Stuffing
One 2-3 pound pork loin
8 whole garlic cloves blanched
in boiling water for 2 minutes
and peeled

2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion quartered
3 carrots peeled
2 red crisp apples peeled
corded and cut into 1/2 inch

2 cups guava juice unsweet-
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup dark rum (Optional)
1 cup chicken broth
/2 cup red onion
2 cloves garlic minced

Preheat oven 350

Combine all of the glaze ingre-
dients in a two-quart sauce pan and
bring to a boil.
Turn down to a simmer and
cook until reduced down to 1 1/2-2
cups. This will take about 45 min-
With the tip of a sharp knife,
make eight incisions in the pork

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of J. McManus

Shipwreck Restaurant's Chef McManus offers a
Christmas menu designed just for the Caribbean.

and push whole garlic into each
Liberally season roast with the
jerk seasoning
Do not be afraid of using too
much. It is supposed to form a nice
spicy crust that will work well with
the natural sweetness of the glaze
Heat oil in roasting pan and,
using tongs, sear on all sides until
dark brown.
Line the bottom of a two-quart
roasting pan with onions, carrots,
apples and place the roast on top.
The vegetables are your baking
rack and add a nice flavor.
Baste with glaze and transfer
roast to oven for 20 minutes.
Baste again, then roast for 20
more minutes
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Baste with the glaze and place
pork on a large plate and tent with
foil for 20 minutes before slicing.
Add any pan juices to the remain-
ing glaze and serve on the side.

Braised Spicy Red Cabbage:
1 pound Red Cabbage cored
and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 red onions peeled and sliced
1/4 inch thick
1 Grannysmith Apples peeled,
cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Valley Doll Hot
Sauce *
/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 bay leave
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon Salt
/2 teaspoon black pepper

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West Indian Potato Stuffing:
2 local sweet potatoes peeled
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2 yams (state-side sweet po-
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inch pieces
1 russet potato peeled and cut
into 2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 each red pepper and green
pepper seeded and diced
1 red onion peeled and diced
2 teaspoons jerk seasoning
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup canned tomato sauce
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/2 cup raisins
4 tablespoons butter
/2 cup evaporated milk
Salt and pepper to taste

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til soft in the center when checked
with fork.
Check the local sweet potatoes
as they are denser then the others.
Heat olive oil in a saut6 pan and
add peppers and onions. Saut6 un-
til soft.
Add jerk seasoning, brown sug-
ar, tomato paste, raisins and cook
until golden brown. This will take
about 20 minutes.
Add butter and milk, and stir to
incorporate. Keep to the side, off
the heat.
Once the potatoes are soft in the
center, drain completely and allow
to dry for a minute.
Place potatoes in a mixing
bowl, mash and incorporate the
onion and pepper mixture a little
at a time to maintain a stiff con-

Save a Trip to St. Thomas Check Out

212 Boutique for Party Clothes and More

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While Love City residents are used to traveling to
St. Thomas for many needs, a new store at The Mar-
ketplace is sure to save a few shopping trips across
the sound.
Kristen Cox opened 212 Boutique last week on the
second floor of The Marketplace in the former Pond
Bay Club sales office location, and the store was bus-
tling with customers almost from the minute she un-
locked the door.
With everything from sunglasses to cocktail dress-
es, it's easy to see what all the buzz is about. 212
Boutique named after the store's Marketplace suite
number is chock full of trendy and classic pieces,
from Anne Klein jeans to frilly sun dresses.
"I've always loved to shop it's in my blood,"
said Cox. "I always wanted to open a shop and this
space became available and I just couldn't say no. I
always envisioned something like this in this loca-
Cox's opportunity is Love City's blessing. The
shop owner is committed to keeping prices at 212
Boutique affordable and promised that nothing in the
shop would ever be more than $100.
"My goal is to give people on St. John an option
other than going to St. Thomas or ordering from a
catalog or online," said Cox. "My goal is to keep ev-
erything under $100. We need to be able to buy things
here on St. John and in order to do that, the prices
have to be affordable."
"I'm not out to price gauge people," said Cox. "I
want to give people great options to shop right here
on St. John and be able to find what they want at pric-
es they can afford."
Cox plans to keep a wide variety of clothing
stocked at 212 Boutique so there is something for ev-
eryone, she explained.
"I've got a little bit of everything," said the shop
owner. "From island fancy clothes to beach ware -
you name it, we'll have it."
While Cox's full line of merchandise had not yet
arrived last week, 212 Boutique still boasted beauti-

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Find everything from bags to dresses at
212 Boutique in The Marketplace.
ful silk tops, cotton sun dresses and trendy cocktail
dresses, jeans, stylish "reader" sunglasses, jewelry
and soft leather pocketbooks in bright colors.
"I'm still getting things in, but I wanted to open
with what I had already," said Cox. "Bathing suits,
hats and shoes are still on their way."
Most of the merchandise is women's clothing, but
Cox does have a few men's offerings with more to
come, she added.
"I have a few items for men now, but eventually
I'll try to have some more men's styles in here," said
Stop by 212 Boutique Monday through Saturday,
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the holiday season for
great finds at great prices. And keep going back be-
cause Cox is adding more merchandise regularly and
let store manager Moriah Love help pick out the per-
fect items.

Beauty Lounge Hosts
Grand Opening Party for
New Location at Mongoose

The Beauty Lounge owner Saphia
Boynes smiles for the camera during a
grand opening party at the newly re-
opened salon and spa in Mongoose
Junction on Thursday night, December
10. The two-level, new Beauty Lounge is
a full-service salon and spa.

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Ina Lee Sends Special Thanks To All

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following peo-
ple of St. Thomas and St. John for their generous donations towards
my trip to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to participate in the Ms. Senior
America Pageant.
I had a wonderful time participating in such a prestigious pageant
and at the same time representing my beautiful Virgin Islands. It was
a great experience that could not have happened if not for your gen-
Sylvia Samuel; Claire Hunt; Jean Bessette; Myrah Keating Smith
clinic Staff; Dana Bartlett; Mari Mathis; Christine and Luben Davis;
Martha Cherry; Andrea Joseph; Dr. Kimberly Moore; Woody's Sea-
food Saloon; Jerry Kootcher; Eulita Jacobs; Diane Walker;
Smithy; Geneine Moorehead; Nick Hippolyte; Mary Smith; Skinny
Legs; Sandra Donali; Connections; Dr's Alla and Lashmi; Spencer
Stapleton; Margarite Hodge; Lone Eagle Superette; Herbert Frett;
Sue Vosbein; Mr. Rene; Rawle Rogers Jr.; Karl Pytlik; J.J'S Texas
Coast Restaurant; Kenneth Louis; Enid Williams; Helen Peltier; Ira
Wade; Doreen Callwood; Darin Ritz; Ronnie Jones; Carl Powell;
Mano Boyd; Jean Thomas; Carl Freeman; Lisa Brucker; Joe's Diner;
Rupert Marsh; Kim Parsil; Lime Inn; Jane Johannes; Dr. Less; John
Anthony; Edwin (Starfish Market); Brenda Sonson; Shirley Sewer;
Corine Mathias; Pine Peace Market; Cameo Club Sisters; Eleanor
Josiah; Ce'ce Bums; Debbie Schnell; Kehen Family; Mathew (Hos-
pitality Rental); Barr Family; Tony Severin; Athena Swartly; Edwin
Hill; Jackie Clendenin; Kaliedoscope; Challo Leon; Vernell Powell;
Island Blues; Weston Powell; St. John Car Rental; Deny's; Ferman
Blake; and Lauren Jones
Thank you also to those of you who wished to remain anonymous
and to those I may have left off the list in error. (Honorable Mention):
My Chaperones Corine Mathias and Eleanor Josiah.
Respectfully, Ina V. Lee


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Tis the season to be jolly but
I don't feel that way. A sense of
hopeless seems to be pervasive.
It is because I have absolutely
no faith left in the possibility for
change for our islands under the
present system of governance.
I do not believe that a new Gov-
ernor or new Senators can ever
break through this thick dysfunc-
tional system that has been in op-
eration for many years now.
It is a cancerous monster of
bureaucracy with re-cycled people
being moved from one position to
another year after year, admin-
istration after administration of-
ten when they have already proven
to fail in their previous role.
This system is old, badly broken,
incapable of meeting the needs of
it's constituents, top heavy with
administrators, and spends all of
our monies on "too many chiefs
and not enough Indian," expendi-
tures, here is so much talk, non-
stop talk, we talk issues to death,
then move onto the next problem
and begin the talk process again.
There is rarely any action or
timely solutions.
It has been proven to fail the
people time after time. It does
not work.
It does not get the basic needs
of each individual and each unique
Virgin Island problems addressed.
Why do we not see and under-
stand this?
You will not find too many
people happy with the hoped for
changes on St. John since Gov. de-
Jongh was elected.
I do not fault the governor for
this. I believe that he is a great
man who is trying to work hard
with a failed system of representa-
tion. Add 15 Senators to the mix
- one at-Large from St. John who
has to run from island to island to
somehow balance the decisions
made and it only adds to the
probability of failure.
An island Administrator with
no power meeting with citizens
over concerns then writing down
problems then sending them over

to St. Thomas to be discussed (yet
again) does not work.
Have our roads been fixed? Do
we have better parking on St. John?
Do we have a striped Centerline
Road yet? Why are our citizens
left with the burden time after
time meeting after meeting, tes-
tifying about the same problems
that have plagued us for the last 10
years yet get no solutions?
A lack of faith and hope by the
people in government is a very
serious issue that can no longer
be ignored. Something has got to
change and soon. It impacts ev-
eryone, especially our youth who
look to us to be positive role mod-
els of change.
We do not need 15 Senators for
a VI population of approximately
120,000 people. We do not need
commissioners with assistant
commissioners who then have
deputy commissioners and further
assistance to once again organize
meetings to discuss the (same)
problems once again and reach
the usual consensus: we have no
We do not need to spend
$85,000 a year for salaries for each
Senator who is elected to legislate
laws- when many are not enforced
(no money!) or appropriate money
(no money!).
With every challenge comes op-
portunity to think outside the box.
There is an opportunity for
someone in a leadership role to
summon the courage within their
hearts to address this issue.
Sadly, our Constitutional Con-
vention failed us miserably and
we are in "the twilight zone" of
"what now?"
Who will pick up this lead and
become a true voice for the people
of the Virgin islands?
In a letter I have written to in-
dividual Senators concerning my
frustrations. I am being told that
our Governor holds the power to
create Island Councils on each is-
land, through executive order to
identify needs and find solutions
on each island by the individuals
who live there.

Governor deJongh, we need
you to address this possibility.
Why can't we have a Town
Council on each island dealing
directly with island issues with an
elected council to solve problems
directly? Why can't we have our
own budgets?
There does not need to be an-
other layer of government... God
knows that is not what anyone
All that we need to do is own
the fact that our present system is
an absolute failure. There are plen-
ty of facts that support this.
I suggest anyone in our islands
that is absolutely tired with the
lack of evident change still to
write every Senator as well as our
Governor to ask for leadership
now in making the change that
brings the power and control of
each island back to the people who
reside there.
We know the problems, we
have made suggestions for years
on what is needed to make things
better however no one is listening.
This is an election year. We
have to find a way to get our voic-
es heard.
Local Island Government must
be at the top of issues that every
person demands. There must be a
referendum on this. Anyone who
refuses to look at this issue just
might be more concerned about
self-preservation or in keeping
their job and the status quo.
Those are the individuals that
we should dismiss. We have far
too many problems for these kind
of individuals.
If not, we will continue to "spin
our wheels" and get nowhere like
we have done for years and years
We will continue the downward
spiral of a lack of faith and hope in
We, the people, deserve so
much better. Is anyone in power
out there or up there listening?

Bonny Corbeil,
St. John

Not Feeling Jolly This Season

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

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To my shame and embarrass-
ment I find I am full of bias, that I
have prejudices about every group
that I am able to distinguish -
including the one I'm commonly
supposed to belong to and prej-
udices also about groups I actually
am not able to distinguish, includ-
ing the one I really belong to if it
I catch myself at it time after
time. Sometimes at least, rather
than looking to justify or hypocrit-
ically conceal (while holding on
to) prejudice, I do question my as-
sumptions and motives. Obviously
I still have work to do.
So, how can we do better? What
I am saying is that apparently it's
not easy, if rationality is up for
grabs and free will and true im-
partiality are only illusions, and if
moreover many are quite satisfied
that this be so.
To add to the difficulty, we
are even confused and conflicted
within ourselves. One explanation
is genetic and evolutionary. Evolu-
tion is a gradual selective process
that takes place over thousands
and millions of years.
Most of the genes we carry
around with us today got selected
for what worked long ago in the
prehistoric cons in the jungles,
caves and savannahs, not for what
works best during the relatively
brief period since. Especially not
since that point in time when so
much of what is important to us is
accomplished sitting at a desk.
Moreover, a proponent of evo-
lution, prominent scientist Richard
Dawkins, argues that our "selfish"
genes are into Slun i\ al of the fit-
test" for themselves, rather than
for the individual organism car-
rying them, or for the species to
which that organism belongs.
Now if some of these genes,
which are focused only on their
own perpetuation, (and not neces-
sarily on working together for us,)
help to determine our inclinations
and preferences; and each organ-
ism carries a scrambled recombi-
nation of genes from its parents
and ancestors; then, right there in
our haphazardly inherited genes
is also a scientific explanation for
our being at war with ourselves,

Untruth Part 2

torn this way and that, for our am-
bivalence and fallibility.
Moreover, we are not just deal-
ing with disinformation put out by
bad or confused intentions. Not all
misinformation is either wholly or
partly intentional. And miscom-
munication can also occur when
individuals with different back-
grounds or from different loca-
tions use the same words and have
different meanings or implications
and associations.
Opposite sexes and different so-
cial or age groups, peer groups or
gangs, bring in all sincerity to the
same words different collective
experiences. Different individuals
have different wants and needs.
Different languages, cultures,
local conditions, add to the con-
fusion. Different nations and re-
gions, and different ideologies and
religions have different realities:
polytheists, pantheists, agnostics,
monotheistic Jews, Christians and
Muslims, deists, atheists, religious
fundamentalists and secular em-
pirical scientists all have differ-
ent basic assumptions, methods of
reasoning and conclusions about
what is so and what is right.
I see more and more where the
person right next to me can have
wildly different ideas about what
is right and what is so, even about
what I take to be simple matters of
It seems indisputably in our
best collective interest to reduce
the sea of disinformation and mis-
information that contribute to the
Surely it is dangerous if many
of us, even vast majorities, are de-
luded, full of delusions, or even
delusional and passionately com-
mitted to remaining so.
Clearly, it can be dangerous
if one person's hero and martyr
against an unjust invasion is an-
other's terrorist, suicide bomber
against a just national defense,
if one person's truth is another's
abominable heresy.
Modem transportation and com-
munication increase the danger
from across the seas, at our bor-
ders and in our neighborhoods and
homes (at the same time as they
increase the richness of experience

and depth of understanding), as do
modem weaponry and means of
Although so often delusional,
biased and dishonest, over twen-
ty-four centuries ago the ancient
Greek philosopher Protagoras put
reality itself at our mercy, "Man
is the measure of all things: of the
things that are, that they are; of the
things that are not, that they are
That we as we are should be the
measure of reality itself is fright-
ening to contemplate. We watch it
practiced and applied, locally, na-
tionally, regionally and universal-
ly, even in the highest legislative,
executive, judicial and academic
History has shown such prac-
tice and application to be at times
evil and uncontainable. Under the
circumstances to make ourselves
comfortable with that could be
diagnosed as widespread being
in states of denial, when it is not
sheer cynical complicity and com-
Ironically, not to say cynically,
meanings change. The ancient
Cynic (originally meaning "dog-
like" for a shabby minimalist life-
style) philosophers actually main-
tained that virtue was the only
good. To maintain an impover-
ished simplicity or to see virtue as
the only good is not the meaning
of "cynical" now.
So if we are dangerously con-
fused deluded ignorant deceitful
and at odds with one another, how
do we begin to reduce the danger?
Our president Obama is in favor of
If there is an objective reality
out there independent of our lim-
ited minds, which at least we can
apply our limited minds to, and
to that limited extent figure out
together and use together in order
to work things out together, if all
of that, then it seems basic to the
enterprise to arrive at mutually un-
derstood same meanings for words
and to find compatibilities among
different versions of how to deter-
mine what is so and what is good,
in order to negotiate our real and
perceived differences.
Nicholas Childs

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

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

Homicide: 1
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 5
Under Investigation: 5
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 6
Under Investigation: 6
Solved: 1

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

3rd Degree Burglaries: 68
Under Investigation: 66
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 67
Under Investigation: 64
Solved: 3

Rapes: 1
Under Investigation: 1
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

16 St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Newcomers arrive and depart
always from West to East.

So as the Paradise rule goes
Slow down and be blessed;
For the Holidays are here
enjoy time with loved ones and rest.

May our blazing sun
kiss your face and soul
for mistletoe and eggnog
are far from the North Pole.

Merry Christmas to all
Live your life full of cheer,
Remember One Love
throughout this New Year!

St. John Police Report

Saturday, December 5 7:50 p.m. A citizen c/r a dis- tate Susanaberg, under arrest
2:40 p.m. A visitor from San turbance at Coccoloba in Coral and charged with simple posses-
Diego r/ a larceny at Westin Re- Bay. Disturbance of the peace. sion of a controlled substance.
sort and Villas. Grand larceny. Wednesday, December 9 His bail was set at $500 by order
Sunday, December 6 4:32 p.m. A citizen r/ a male of the court. He was remanded
9:00 a.m. A Bellevue Vil- bleeding in the area of Cruz to the Bureau of Corrections.
lage resident p/r he lost his wal- Views Apartments. Burglary in 9:20 p.m. Badge #177 p/
let in the area of Cruz Bay. Lost the first, with one Cruise Riley of Es-
wallet. 10:15 a.m. A citizen p/r that tate Pastory, under arrest and
11:39 a.m. An Estate Caro- her ex-boyfriend is harassing charged with robbery in the
lina resident p/r that he was her. Disturbance of the peace, first degree. His bail was set at
assaulted by his ex-girlfriend. D.V $75,500 by order of the court.
Simple assault. 11:42 a.m. An Estate Caro- He was remanded to the Bureau
12:55 p.m. An Estate Beth- lina resident p/r that he and a of Corrections.
any resident p/r he was involved female had a verbal altercation Thursday, December 10
in an auto accident. Auto acci- at the Lumber Yard. Disturbance 1:14 a.m. A citizen r/ hav-
dent. of the peace. ing a disturbance with a male.
Monday, December 7 12:45 p.m. An Estate Pas- Disturbance of the peace, D.V
1:53 p.m. A visitor from tory resident p/r that he is be- 12:20 p.m. An Estate Cala-
California p/r that her laptop ing harassed. Disturbance of the bash Boom resident p/r that un-
was stolen out of her suitcase, peace. known individuals were present
Grand larceny. 3:44 p.m. An Estate Contant on his property. Trespassing.
4:48 p.m. AMorris F. deCas- resident c/r a disturbance. Dis- 3:03 p.m. A George Sim-
tro employee c/r a disturbance at turbance of the peace. monds Terrace resident p/r he
the Cruz Bay clinic. Disturbance 5:35 p.m. -A citizen c/r a man was involved in an auto acci-
of the peace. shouting in the area of Frank dent. Auto accident.
Tuesday, December 8 Bay. Police assistance. 2:00 p.m. -An Estate Enighed
1:15 p.m. An Estate Adrian 6:43 p.m. A Cruz Bay resi- resident p/r he lost his docu-
resident p/r that he was robbed dent r/ a larceny. Grand larceny. ments. Lost documents.
in his house at gunpoint on Oc- 6:50 p.m. The people of 3:29 p.m. Central Dispatch
tober 4, 2009. Robbery in the the Virgin Islands r/ that some- r/ a female down in the area of
first, one possessed a controlled sub- Privateer, Coral Bay. Police as-
6:25 p.m. A citizen c/r a stance. Simple possession of a distance.
two vehicle accident in the area controlled substance. Friday, December 11
of Estate Pastory on Centerline 9:00 p.m. Badge #726 p/ 9:22 a.m. A citizen c/r be-
Road. Auto accident, with one Jamari Powell of Es- ing involved in an auto accident.

A Caribbean Christmas Wish by Dana Heuschkel

Twas the nights before Christmas
and all through the Caribbean,
Not a donkey was grazing
nor a goat was a bleatin.'

Just the treefrogs in harmony
and the moon full of glow,
Sea waves all glistening
softly tossing to and fro.

Time goes by slowly,
people in passing say "Good Day,"
Positive vibes flow freely
Love City's roosters alarm us all day.

Online shoppers are clicking,
families preparing for feasts,

"Do The Right Thing"

An open letter to Governor deJongh,
Since election your administration has shown professionalism and vi-
sion and has been a breath of fresh air. Through hard work you have
tackled many long standing problems and recognized opportunities as
they have presented themselves. Overall you get high marks from many
Virgin Island residents.
When the Alpine Energy deal was announced and several letters ap-
peared in the press criticizing the deal, I thought, surely our government
must have done their homework and were looking out for our best inter-
ests. Now, as things unfold, I have grave doubts.
Openness in government is a wonderful thing. Please explain to the
Virgin Islands people why this deal had to be made without our knowl-
edge, input, or review. Please release and make public all of the infor-
mation about the various options looked at by WAPA for alternative en-
If a fraction of what has been printed in the opinion section of the lo-
cal newspapers is correct, these "energy producing" plants would pres-
ent a serious hazard to our environment and our health.
For example, if a polluting plant is placed in Bovoni, which is upwind
of downtown Charlotte Amalie and the majority the St. Thomas popula-
tion, the water collected off roofs for drinking, washing, and cooking
would become a health hazard not to mention the air we breathe.
This could be "the perfect storm" health wise, adding an increase in
cancer rates to an already alarming rate of HIV/AIDS, obesity, diabetes,
and high blood pressure currently afflicting the territory. Pollution would
also collect in our pristine waters and fishing areas, negatively affecting
our draw as a tourist destination.
Does this remind anyone of Lindberg Bay, but with far graver con-
sequences? A ground swell is occurring. Please come forward now and
talk with us.
Either explain in plain terms why we need this deal and why it is the
best thing for the Virgin Islands or admit that a mistake was made and
cancel the deal.
The Virgin Islands needs alternative non-polluting energy now. We
have an abundance of sunshine and wind. Why not tap these non-pollut-
ing sources of power?
We cannot afford to waste time and effort fighting each other with
costly lawsuits. We need to come together and focus our resources on a
clean solution to our energy needs.
It's OK to say we made a mistake and move on. Doing that would
show responsibility (to the people) on the part of our government. As
Spike Lee said "Do The Right Thing."
Don Porter, St. John

Thanks To EMTs, St. John Rescue

I want to express my deepest thanks to the EMS, St. John Rescue, and
the folks at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center emergency
Following my pre-Thanksgiving dive from a ladder which should have
killed me, I spent Thanksgiving day being truly thankful (and please for-
give me if I miss some names under the circumstances) for EMT Ernest
and his crew, St. John Rescue Terry, and the caring and careful stitchery
of Dr. Barot and the care of nurse Chris Jordan and her crew.
I am on the mend and still very thankful. One note to the ambulance
crew though: please use your siren! At least a little. The most comfort-
ing sound to a person lying bleeding on the ground would be the sound
of the approaching ambulance.
John Fuller, St. John

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ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

Monday, December 14
The Coral Bay Community Christmas tree lighting ceremony
and carol sing-along is set for Monday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Coral Bay basketball court.
Tuesday, December 15
Due to the holidays, the December meeting of the St. John
Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will
be on Tuesday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's.
The Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands, St. John
Chapter, will host its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, Decem-
ber 15, at 6 p.m. at the St. John Community Foundation Office.
Wednesday, December 16
The V.I. Public Services Commission will meet on Wednes-
day, December 16, at 3 p.m. at the PSC office in Barbel Plaza, St.
December 16, 18 and 20
The St. John Singers under the direction of John Cahill will
present three holiday concerts this season, one in Cruz Bay on
December 16 and two in Coral Bay on December 18 and 20.
Thursday, December 17
V.I. Taxicab Commission is hosting its annual veteran me-
dallion auctions December 16 throughl8, which are open to V.I.
veterans of the Armed Services only. On St. John the auction will
be on Thursday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at the Boulon Center.
Join the St. John Film Society for a free film screening of
"The Black Candle" at 7 p.m at The Marketplace, third floor.
The last day to donate to the St. John Toy Drive.
Saturday, December 19
The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is set for Sat-
urday, December 19, starting at 7:30 am. Volunteers are needed.
Anyone interested in participating in this annual event should
contact Laurel Brannick at 776-6201 ext. 257.
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission will be con-
ducting its annual "Commissioners/Staff Workshop" from De-
cember 17, through December 19, at the Westin Resort.
Sunday, December 20
The St. John Landsharks are hosting a run on Sunday, De-
cember 20. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at
8 a.m. Donations of pet food or treats to benefit the Animal Care
Center, would be appreciated. Runners should meet at Annaberg
parking lot.


St. John School of the Arts Dance-a-thon at The Westin Resort

Friends of VINP Gala
Janet & Martin Marshall's Villa in Great Cruz Bay
Gifft Hill School's Annual Dinner Auction at The Westin Resort

Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala at Caneel Bay Resort

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18 St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009


The story N %\\ Retail Ventures Opening at The Marketplace," in the December 7
to 13 issue of St. John Tradewinds included incorrect information. Barbara Tyne is the
leasing manager for The Marketplace. St. John Tradewinds apologizes for the error.
The story "VINP Volunteers Make Jumbie Beach Access Safer with New Trail" in
the same issue did not give proper credit to the VI. National Park's maintenance de-
partment. The VINP maintenance department is responsible for keeping VINP roads
clear and safe.
The incorrect website to donate to the Gifft Hill School matching fund program
was listed in the story "With GHS Seeds for Success Matching Fund Program, Do-
nors Can Make a Difference." To donate to the school online go to the website http://

Old Historical Society Photo Clarification

Members of the
St. John Historical
Society Inventory
Committee at
work in Cruz
Bay. (L to R)
Ruth Low, Jane
Bowry, Florence
Lewisohn, Steve
Edwards, and
Mimi Caesar. Not
pictured: Dotty


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. 1 A 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: clvnch@viwma.orq 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.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director


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 1

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 ,

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Hot! Hot! Hot!
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

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737

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St John (Eye Care
boulon center


Dr. Craig Friedenberg


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

An EDC Qualified Supplier
Across from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269

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.

Abandoned boat in fish
bay. No numbers
or registration sticker.
Call 776-1530 with details
to claim ownership.

2003 Intrepid 322 Cuddy
twin 250hp Evinrudes,
very low hours, triple axel
aluminum trailer $75,000
See www.yachtworld.com





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

St. John Tradewinds


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

Partially renovated,
$1500 OBO. Call Richard
340 642-5358

2003 GMC 2500 HD
Duramax Ext-cab, short
box, steel rack, tool box,
sprayed bedliner,
14,000 miles, $17,500


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Cruz Bay Apartments
One bedroom/one bath
$1200; Two bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1600; Two
bedroom/2 bath/w/d $1600;
Two bedroom/2 bath/pool/
w/d $2000; Two bedroom/2
bath/w/d $2200; Two
bedroom/I bath/w/d in Cruz
Bay 2200; Three bedroom/2
bath/w/d $1700; Large three
bedroom/2 bath/w/d/pool
Coral Bay
One bedroom apt/w/d
$1250; Two bedroom/2
bath house/washer $1800;
One bedroom/one bath/w/d

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.

Coral Bay-2+BR 1BA
house w/yard near mini
market $1,400.
693.3399 RE

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

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

"Relax in the privacy of
your own 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.
787-342-2402 cell

Chocolate Hole/3 Years
Old, 1.5 Bedrooms, 1 Bath,
fully furnished, flat screen
TV, central A/C, W/D,
Dishwasher, patio, parking,
cable included, great views!
$1800 month + utilities. (up
to $100 credit each month
towards elect.) 715-1914;
998-1274. Available Jan. 1

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

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.

Pastory Estate Condo,
2 bed/2 bath, great view,
clean, one-year lease,
Available April 2010.

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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

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.


Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie
7:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
3:45 p.m.

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Send Check Payable to Tradewinds Publishing,
P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831


City, State, Zip

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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

Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa
776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com
Located in Mongoose Junction

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

Building Products
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

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


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
info @realestateonstjohn.com
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
pattongold.com, Chat @pattongold.com RestaL rants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855

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

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

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

Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes @debbiehayes.com

Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

Fish Trap Restaurant
and Seafood Market
tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays

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

Business Directory

St. John Tradewinds Call 776-6496

St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009 21

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A dark-coated
baby donkey is
under the watchful
eye of its wary
mother as they
browse along
Centerline Road
near Mamey Peak
with the small
neighborhood herd
of feral donkeys.

John McCann & Ass4

www. Real EstateOnStJohn.com
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"Coyaba" means heavenly in
the Arawak language & this
newly constructed 3 bedroom
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acre lot. this home offers water
views of the Caribbean & the
bay below. The large open-style
great room, kitchen & dining
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one level. Enjoy the sounds of
the surf together with breezy
trade winds from your pool
deck. Includes deeded beach
rights Priced to sell $4,413,000

"Adeste" A beautiful new
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views to East End, Hurricane
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enhance this beautifully built
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"The Castle" is a one-aof-a-kind property with a standling vista that few
homes can match. A secluded enclave bordering National Park lands,
Ihis rila was Iovingly hand-built by the designer over eight years. Since
it's completion in 1995 this treasure has become a popular rental.
Words nor pictures can describe the other-wofldly feeling of romance.
spirit and magic thai is St John's little castle Si.485,000.00
"Southem Cross" The location of this traditional Danish style stone
home is about as good as it gets. offering the utmost privacy yet only a
ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town, Features include large covered
* porch-es beautiful custom mahogany cabinets and built-in bar, exposed
coricrete beams & window sills and lile floors all combine to create an
eleganI atmosphere Cool breezes & water views on an almost level o10
wilh room to add a pool or spa. $1.395M Adjoining loI also available
"THE SHOPS AT COCOLOBA" This is an exciting new shopping
complex on the water's edge in Coral Bay. "Turnkey" operation with
over 10,000 total square feet with room to expand under W-1 zoning
guidelines. 125 KW generator, waste water treatment plant, drip
I O irrigation system, plenty of parking excellent occupancy, 3/4 acre plus
a over 400 feet of water-frontage. $3,900,000.
Shopping Center Business opportunity in this brand new retaifroffice
uIlding' Built in 2009 Beautiful architecture with stone work, columns
and arches. Ample on-site parking and back up generator. Great
Tenancy in place with supermarket, bank branch, day spa, and more!
ideally located on the south shore road walking distance to the Westin
Resort and Guinea Grove Apartments. Call Isiandia for more details.

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-. "Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos just
completed in Cruz Bay, 2,3 & 4. bedrooms available A/C, walk to Frank
Bay beach and town. Water views, high quality appliances These are
some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Fantastic views from St. Thomas to St Croix and the St. James islands.
Just six units in the complex. Special pre-construction prices: $825,000
to $1.35M Contaci Islandia for details. Time is now for a great buyl I
"-, "Palm Terrace Villas"- 4 of the newest,most spacious condos on St.
,- .John. New construction finished in 2005, beautiful views, sun deck &
L ^pool. walk to town & Frank Bay Beach. The 3 bedroom penthouse units
are over 2100 sq.ft AH feature large kitchens, granite countertops,
stainless appliances, large closets, private washer and dryer and ample
......- storage These condos have it all $975.000 to $1,399,000
"EAST END POINT" The eastern most point of SL John is now for sale. This estate sized lot
is over 5 acres and has several natural building sites and unlimited views to the British Virgins
from Tortola to Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Salt Cooper, Ginger, Peter and Norman Islands.
Located within "THE POINT AT PRIVATEER' St. John's newest upscale subdivision with
minimum lol sizes of 1 acre, paved roads and underground utilities. $4.5M
Bordeaux Mountain Large lor with great views up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the British
Virgin Islands including Tortota, Virgin Gorda. Fallen Jerusalem and Jost Van Dyke. Paved Estate
Road leading to the property and underground uviilities available Listed for $725,00 but all
offers reasonable or not will be seriously considered.
"HANSEN BAy 7A' IB Acres waterfront tIade wind breezes and great waler views over Long
Bay, Round Bay to the north, west to Rams Head and south to St. Croix. Deeded rights to sandy
beach and two cottages at Long Bay Proposed subdivision map available. An easy project for
the first time developer or perfectly suited for a very private estate. Seller is motivated and will
consider alll offers. S3.180.000 reduced from $5.5M

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SEASCAPE Fantastic location on Bovovoap Point!
Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate
caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy.
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 bldgs
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.

dramatic 1.25 ac. WATERFRONT villa located
on prestigious Maria Bluff. This solid masonry
home sits on the edge of the cliff to take
advantage of the stunning 1800 views, gentle
breezes & sounds of the surf below. Stately
stone arched entry w/huge flat driveway, clay
tile roof, large wrap-around covered gallery,
spa deck. $1,495,00.

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
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, 1/2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1% 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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Holiday Homes of' St John
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"L'AUTRE MONDE" Breathtaking views!
Privacy is para-

ter suite, 6 additional
bdrms. Private dock.
$6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay).
impressive water views to St. Thomas,
good breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
ter court-
yard &
pool, large
covered ga-
zebo, lush
ing and a
$1,250,000 flat yard!

RIDGE" 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private
acre, bordered
features stun-
ning north shore
views, pool w/
waterfall, spa,
easy access to
Cinnamon Bay
$4,900,000 beach.
BUY! 4 bedroom private rental home-
8- 0 awesome
down island
& Coral Bay
Turn key!
now priced
S899.000 to sell.

location for development, walk to beach
g and town!
Masonry 2x2
home on .58
ac. Combina-
tion of R-4 &
W-1 zoning
allows for con-
dos or com-
$3,200,000 mercial uses.
Huge panoramic views and a quiet, pri-
vate, breezy
location that
borders Na-
ture Conser-
vancy prop-
erty make
this home a
$595,000 must see!

"POINCIANA" is an island classic
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
rental with
one of the
best views
of the south
$2,300,000 shore.

"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, 1 ba &/or
a lbr, 1ba 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.

PER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath,
utifully-appointed villa has spec-
ilar Coral Bay views. Entry level
Shas spacious
great room &
covered porch.
Interior stair-
case leads to
2 master suites
50 s& lower level
$1,395,000 studio suite.

"CORAL BREEZE" Well kept 2 br, 2
ba condo live in or continue successful
short term rental. Beautiful views of Great
Cruz Bay & beyond.
Convenient to town
& recently added
common pool and
deck make Bethany
Condos unit 6 a
$595,000 great investment.

L" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. S 135,000
IILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. S 193,500
F" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre S 274,900
ERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach S 298,000
arbor views gentle 1/2 ac. with Topo S 299,000
)OWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access S 425,000
:. GREAT views, private. Topo map S 475,000
:in Resort beach access! .78 ac. S 499,000
Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront S 595,000
IT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing S 650,000
WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3

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

"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, paved 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 dockaccess quiet upscale neighborhood, awesomeviews.
west views. From $425,000. Owner/brok. Call for details.
views ranging from the BVIs, 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! 12 acre sub-divideablewaterfront lot for$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 BAY ESTATES" spectacularBVI views, 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

I Ask about "MUST SELL I
Call or email today for info!

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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WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool CAROLINA Views to BVI. Well maintained BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a tranquil SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
while gazing out upon excellent bay views. Lush 2-unit cottage ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED! cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, setting. Water views of Fish Bay. 3BR/2BA on lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 $585,000 Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $719,900. .27 acres. $710,000. foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000

L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient
design. 4BR/4/2BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
Privateer Bay. This 3 BR/3BA masonry beach
house is just steps from the water. Paved roads &
underground utilities. Priced to sell $1,050,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay.
4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51
acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000

construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master
suites. $2,190,000
views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on
upper level. Lower level has 2 BR, living area &
kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000
NEW! 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home
overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
$350,000 tyle, impressive
kitchen, prl s, dramatic sunsets. $1,299,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations $1,350,000

RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board,
& wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000
NEW! One of the least expensive homes on
the market! Great starter home with room to
expand. Property has CO. Adjacent parcel with
2 unit masonry home also available. $279,000
Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5
baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000

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
BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute
popular vacation rental $769,000
VILLA TESORI is a luxurious custom home
offering uncompromising quality. Sweeping
180 views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000
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 3BR beach house. $2,895,000

AMOROSA A Tuscan inspired villa in the
midst of the Nat'l Pk in Peter Bay. Sweeping
views, deeded walking path to the beach,
4BR/5BA. $7,450,000
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
AMANI Spectacular sunsets,180 views,
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3BR/3BA, plus private
self-contained guest cottage $2,295,000

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24 St. John Tradewinds, December 14-20, 2009

"From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow." -Aeschylus.

Devoted friends of GHS are sponsoring the 2009 "Seeds for Success" Matching Program in which
any donation to the school made before December 31, 2009 will be matched at the following levels:

Gifft Hill School parents, faculty, and students 9 to 1
Pine Peace, Coral Bay School, St. John School 9 to 1
and Gifft Hill School Alumni
Grandparents of past and present students 5 to 1
St. John community members and businesses 2 to 1

Gifft Hill School is committed to serving as many St. John children as possible; therefore we offer financial assistance
to over 60 percent of our students. We believe our mission is a noble one and are proud of our successes in the
classroom and beyond.
Our anonymous benefactors believe deeply in the power of education, as demonstrated by their rare and wonderful
sponsorship of the "Seeds for Success" Matching Program. Please join us in sowing the seeds for the future of Gifft
Hill School. Together we can make a difference.

For more information, contact Beth Jones, Development Director (340) 776-1730; email bethjones@giffthillschool.org

fi t / To donate, you may send a check to Gifft Hill School, P.O. Box 1657, St. John, VI 00831
HISC-i Please note your matching category, i.e. alumni, community member, etc.
Give online at http://pinepeaceauction.com/donate.html

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