Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: December 21, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010
Copyright 2009


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

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

St. John children got their final holiday requests in during a "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday morning,
December 19, at Sun Dog Cafe.

Jury Convicts
Jahlil Ward of
2nd Degree
Murder of
Page 3
Cruise Riley,
Mekel Blash
with Burglary
Page 7
Coral Bay Tree
Lighting and
Draws Crowd
Page 5
AARP Chapter
Honors Browne
and Biziewski
Page 2

st. thomas
m a ga z i n e




2 St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

AARP Chapter 4777's Sallly Browne, Martha Bruce and Beverly Biziewski.

AARP Honors Biziewski and Browne

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John AARP Chapter 4777
members gathered on Hawksnest
Beach on Thursday afternoon, De-
cember 17, for a reception to honor
one of their own.
The group chose Beverly Bi-
ziewski as the chapter's 2009
member of the year for all of her
hard work and dedication, ex-
plained St. John AARP president
Martha Bruce.
"I'm the president this year by
default," said Bruce. "Joan Bir-
mingham was the president and I
was the VP, but then Joan left for
the states in September and I took
"There were a lot of things I
didn't know when Joan left, and
Bev was the one who helped with
emails, phone calls and just every-
thing," Bruce said.
Biziewski has been a chap-
ter member for years and served
as president of the group several
times. Through the local AARP
chapter, Biziewski relishes the op-
portunity to give back to the com-

AARP's V.I. State
President Paul Simmonds,
Ph.D. with Biziewski.

"I like all that AARP stands
for," said Biziewski. "I like that
they're appreciative of what you
do and I like the volunteering. We
try to be a part of a lot of events
and support our members and the
As anyone who has attended a
St. John AARP meeting knows,
Biziewski keeps the time moving
quickly with her humor and wit.
"I always say it's better to have
a light meeting and keep people
entertained while you get things
done than to have a boring meet-
ing that drives people away," said

Biziewski. "We try to have mean-
ingful, but entertaining meetings."
While the local chapters on each
island honor one member yearly,
AARP's Virgin Islands Executive
Council also distinguishes one of
its members.
This year Sally Browne was
honored with the AARP State
President Award for exception-
al service to the organization.
Browne accepted the award at the
St. Thomas AARP Chapter awards
ceremony on Saturday, December
12, at Victor's Hideout
The award was launched in the
early 2000s to allow the state ex-
ecutive council to honor one local
member, explained Browne.
"Sam Morch was the State
President then and he felt that at
the state level, an award should
be given by the executive council
each year to one member for ex-
ceptional service," Browne said.
Accepting the award putBrowne
at an unusual loss for words.
"I was absolutely speechless,"
she said about being honored with
the AARP State President Award.
"It was such a great honor."

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SJFS Screening of "Neshoba" Is Jan. 5
The next featured film in the St. John Film Society's Winter
2010 Free Film Series will be "Neshoba" by Tony Pagano and
Micki Dickoff. The film will be screened on Tuesday, January 5,
at 7 p.m. at Sputnik in Coral Bay with Pagano, from St. Thomas,
himself in attendance. "Neshoba" tells the story of three young
men two Jews and an African-American who were murdered
in Mississippi in 1964.
For more information check out the SJFS website at www.

Adult Sailing Classes Available
Adults and The Sea (ANTS) classes are kicking off again in the
new year.
The first three hour class will be on Wednesday, January 6. Oth-
er Wednesday classes will be on January 13, 20 and 27. Saturday
classes will be hosted on January 9, 16, 23 and 30.
The classes are all three hours long and will take place on a
Pearson Ensign, a 23-foot keel sail boat. For more information or
to register for ANTS call Marie Naisby at 714-7433 or 410-271-
1196 (cell).

Holiday Schedule for STJ Passport Office
Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis informs the community
of the holiday schedule for the St. John Passport Office.
The office, which is usually open for passport processing on
Thursday, will instead be open on Tuesday, December 22, and
Tuesday, December 29, in order to accommodate the V.I. govern-
ment's holiday schedule. The regular operating hours of 8:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. will be unchanged.
Regular Thursday service will resume on Thursday, January
7, 2010.
The Passport Office is located at the Lt. Governor's St. John of-
fice in the Islandia Building at 18-23 Enighed, Cruz Bay. For more
information, contact the St. Thomas/St. John district passport of-
fice at 774-0424.

World Renowned Cellist Performing

at St. John School of the Arts Jan. 28
Kalin Ivanov will be performing at St. John School of the Arts
on Thursday, January 28, at 8 p.m.
This world-renowned cellist is gaining recognition as an artist
whose "dramatic urgency and expressive tone" (The STRAD, New
York) is matched by "his deep, emotional, and poetic performing
style" (Moscow North). From Barber to Brahms and Schumann to
Vivaldi, this performance will entice all music lovers.
A native of Bulgaria, Ivanov began studying cello at age six
and now holds a Master of Music degree from Brooklyn College.
Don't miss this wonderful night of the classics on St. John. Tick-
ets are $30 and may be purchased at Connections or at the door.
Space is limited.

St. John Rescue Needs Volunteers
St. John Rescue is looking for volunteers to join its dedicated
team of first responders. The group particularly needs volunteers
in Coral Bay.
Rescue is planning a First Responder Class in January 2010.
This would be an excellent time to join, become a First Responder,
and assist the community during emergencies. Please contact Bob
Malacarne at 626-5118 or Chris Jordan at 514-4793.
Help save a life and make a difference join St. John Rescue.

St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 3

Jury Convicts Ward of Second Degree Murder

Jahlil Ward Convicted of Murdering Jaime Cockayne

By Joseph Tsidulko
St. John Tradewinds
For the second time, Jahlil Ward
has been convicted in V.I. Superior
Court of stabbing to death Jamie
A very different trial from his
first ended with a slightly different
verdict on Friday, December 18,
with jurors finding the 22-year-old
Gifft Hill man guilty of second-de-
gree murder, third-degree assault
and a weapons offense.
By rejecting first-degree mur-
der, the jury decided prosecutors
had not proved Ward planned to
kill Cockayne, 21, when he fol-
lowed the Pennsylvania man up
the hill from Front Yard bar just
after midnight on June 19, 2007
and stabbed him seven times.
Ward was convicted of first-
degree murder in October 2008
after standing trial with former
codefendants Kamal Thomas and
Anselmo Boston. Judge Brenda
Hollar threw out that verdict in
July after evidence surfaced that
a witness statement had not been
provided to Ward's attorneys.
The second time around, Ward
sat as the sole defendant, listening
to four people who have known
him for much of his life provide
the bulk of the case against him.
Glanville "Shark" Frazer testi-
fied that on the night of the mur-
der, Ward knocked on his door
around midnight, barged into his
house and asked for a ride to Es-
tate Pastory. Ward held his shirt
in his hand, had blood speckles
on his white sneakers and said he
"just had a fight with a white boy,"
according to Frazer.
Jo'Nique Clendinen, Frazer's
girlfriend and Ward's cousin, told
jurors she opened the door that
night after Ward came knocking
and she woke Frazer up.
Asante Leslie, the defendant's
17-year-old former girlfriend, and
Jamal Jackson, Ward's cousin,
both testified they heard Ward ad-
mit to the stabbing in the days after
Cockayne was killed.
Leslie said Ward showed her a
knife and told her it was the mur-
der weapon. Jackson said he asked
Ward during St. John July 4th Cel-

Jahlil Ward

ebration if he killed Cockayne,
and Ward described the fight that
preceded the stabbing.
"He admitted it because he did
it," Assistant Attorney General
Courtney Reese said in his open-
ing statement.
Ward's attorney, Michael Quinn,
pointed to discrepancies in the
four stories when cross-examining
those witnesses and argued each
had motive to fabricate their testi-
mony. Quinn reminded the jury it
was Kamal Thomas' legal team -
attorney Michael Joseph and in-
vestigator David Jackson who
first accused Ward of the crime
and who provided authorities with
"a pretty convenient scapegoat" to
deflect attention from their own
Quinn also focused on a state-
ment from a man named Daryl
Martens which the defense at-
torney claims was intentionally
withheld from him before the first
Martens was never located, but
testimony in regard to him led to
some combative exchanges in the
On Tuesday, December 15,
Quinn called to the witness stand
Assistant Attorney General Renee
Gumbs-Carty, who prosecuted
Ward during the first trial.
Gumbs-Carty said Martens vis-
ited her office and told prosecutors
he heard Kamal Thomas confess
to the murder while the two were
locked up together in jail. She said
she also received a report that was

Kamal Thomas

passed from the Cockayne fam-
ily's attorney to the FBI identify-
ing Martens as a potential witness
against Thomas.
Out of almost 500 pages of
discovery material turned over
to Quinn, that document was the
only one missing, Gumbs-Carty
conceded. But the prosecutor said
it would have been available to
Quinn if he had come to view files
at the Justice Department's office.
Gumbs-Carty characterized
Marten's information as "suspect,"
but said she had unsuccessfully
tried to subpoena him as a prosecu-
tion witness before the first trial.
Later in the trial, Quinn called
his associate, Ashlee Gray John-
son, to tell jurors about the unsuc-
cessful effort to locate the missing
witness. More heated exchanges
regarding the prosecution's integ-
rity followed as Assistant Attorney
General Claude Walker cross-ex-
amined the defense attorney.
Quinn also called several law
enforcement witnesses who testi-
fied for the government in the first
trial. He elicited testimony from
them about the case they originally
built against Thomas and Boston,
and the abrupt reformulation of
the crime theory after Ward was
arrested almost a year later.
Thomas and Boston admitted
to an altercation with Cockayne
at Front Yard bar, next door to the
police department's Jurgen Com-
mand, after the Pennsylvania man
kicked Boston's girlfriend's jeep.
Witnesses saw Thomas, Bos-

Anselmo Boston

ton and an unidentified third man
chasing Cockayne up the hill from
Front Yard bar, but their attack
broke off when a woman who was
driving by honked her car horn
and threatened to call police. The
next time anybody saw Jamie Coc-
kayne, he was coming out from
behind a wooden construction par-
tition drenched in his own blood
and yelling at a fleeing attacker.
Thomas and Boston were arrest-
ed in the following months, after
the case garnered national media
attention. At that time, Ward was
in the V.I. Justice Department's
witness protection program; he
was sent to the U.S. Mainland af-
ter testifying against a man who
shot him on St. John in 2006.
Despite the complexities of the
case, "the evidence is overwhelm-
ing that the defendant murdered
Jamie Cockayne," Walker said in
his closing argument.
Walker said Ward followed
Cockayne to the Fashion Palace
for three reasons: the young man
was white, he had money and he
was physically well-built. The only
reason Cockayne died with his
money still on him was because he
was a fighter and would not give in
to his attacker, Walker said.
Quinn used his final opportunity
to talk to the jury to methodically
dissect the testimony of all major
witnesses and argue the prosecu-
tion's lack of integrity in how they
handled the case, especially during
the first trial. He accused prosecu-
tors of dishonesty and of violating

Ward's constitutional rights by
withholding evidence, and police
of bungling the case while be-
ing pressured by media attention
spurred by the victim's frustrated
The original charges leveled
against Thomas and Boston should
cast doubt on the case against
Ward, Quinn argued. He said a
conviction would be "a grave in-
On Thursday evening, Decem-
ber 17, after deliberating all af-
ternoon, the jury informed Judge
Hollar they could not reach a
verdict. Hollar urged them to con-
tinue working the next day. They
returned with their verdict shortly
after lunch.
Thomas and Boston also have
new trials pending. The two were
acquitted of murder in the first
trial, but both convicted of third-
degree assaults against Cockayne.
Hollar recently threw out those
verdicts after learning that the vic-
tim's family paid two government
The Cockaynes explain the two
$5,000 payments as reward money
that they had publicly offered.

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4 St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010

St. John Tradewinds
Steve and Helen Simon's
annual parade and jazz con-
cert attracted musicians, loads
of children, Santa Claus and a
crowd of admirers. We had fun
and survived the showers. Poor
Frank Czamecki of Concert
Works covered and uncovered
the equipment every time the
rains came.
St. Johnians were proud of
Jonte Samuel, Tabari Lake,
Malachi Thomas and Louis
Taylor as they played with ease
and style.
The St. Croix Jazz Band
entertained the crowd with an
emphasis on Latin rhythms.
The leader's tiny son slept at
his feet through it all.
We missed J'moi Powell
who was singing at his church
and couldn't make the concert.
Too many events on one night.
Steve, Helen and several
other sponsors are to be thanked
for, once again, bringing Santa

and his gifts for every child.
I can't imagine directing an
event that includes a parade,
gifts, jazz concerts by young
musicians, food, water, chairs,
etc. that takes a lot of orga-
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What a family! Avelino
looks forward to his wedding
and Megan leads Penn States'
team to its one hundredth win!
What will they do when she
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Every week there's a mar-
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instead of Mars and Fairbamrn
instead of Fairbaim should be
noted! Sorry, Mares.
First Prize for the Latest
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Mary Ellis is the winner!
All those lights blinking away!
"Merry Mary!"

St. John Police Arrest Cruise Riley

and Mekel Blash for Burglary

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Rain, Rain, Go Away

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officers on St. John arrest-
ed two men on various burglary charges last week in
connection with a Thanksgiving night armed robbery
and home invasion.
Cruise Riely, 23, was taken into custody on Decem-
ber 9 at about 8:25 p.m. and 22-year-old Mekel Blash
was arrested on December 10 at around 10 a.m.
The suspects were charged with First Degree Rob-
bery, Simple Possession, First Degree Burglary, Un-
lawful Entry, Grand Larceny and Third Degree As-
sault. Blash was also charged with Unlawful Sexual
Both suspects are also facing weapons charges in
an unrelated case which has not yet been scheduled
for trial.
Their latest arrests stemmed from a robbery that
occurred at an Estate Bethany home which was re-
ported to police on November 27.
The victims were having Thanksgiving dinner
around 11:15 p.m. on November 26 when two males
wearing masks entered their home and demanded
money, according to the VIPD's probable cause fact
Riley pointed a gun in one victim's face and de-
manded money. He later escorted the victim into the
bedroom, ordered him on the floor, hit him with the
gun several times and demanded more money and
drugs, according to the fact sheet as reported in the
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Cruise Riley, left, and Mekel Blash.

Riley then put the gun in the other victim's mouth
and threatened to kill both victims if they went to the
police, according to the V.I. Daily News report. The
robbers then took off with about $600.
Both men were advised of their rights on December
11, when V.I. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Alan
Smith upheld the charges and imposed house arrest
and 24-hour electronic monitoring as bail conditions.
Riley's bail was set at $100,000 and he will be
eligible for release after posting 30 percent of that
amount. Blash's bail was set at $150,000 with 30 per-
cent provision imposed as well.
As of press time, both men were out of jail after
posting bail.

St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 5

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

The Emmaus Moravian Church choir and friends sing for the crowd.

Community Sing-Along Marks

Start of Season in Coral Bay

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay residents marked
the official start of the Christmas
season on Monday, December 14,
with the annual community sing
along and tree lighting ceremony
at the basketball court near the
Coral Bay Fire Station.
Just as residents on the eastern
side of St. John have been do-
ing since the 1960s, community
members gathered to sing Christ-
mas carols in a friendly neighbor-
hood competition. From East End
to John's Folly, neighbors raised
their voices in song to spread a bit
of Christmas cheer.
"This is our community in
Coral Bay and we need to get to-
gether like this and be grateful for
each other and our traditions," said
Bonny Corbeil, a board member of
the Coral Bay Community Coun-
cil. "Something is really missing if
we don't do this."
Since the inception of the Coral
Bay Community Council in 2003,
the group has helped make sure
the community sing along contin-
ues to thrive, with members spear-
heading a toy collection for local
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long time and it's something that
we love to participate in," said
CBCC president Sharon Coldren.
"This is a really nice event for ev-
eryone. For older members of the
community it's great to see the
kids running around and having
"And it's great for the kids to
let them know that everyone cares
about them," Coldren said.

More than just keeping an old
tradition alive, this year's event
drew one of the biggest crowds
in recent years, which was kept
in stitches thanks to emcee Joan
Thomas and her humorous stories.
For many residents, it just
wouldn't be Christmas without the
Coral Bay sing along.
"This is a wonderful thing and
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60s spirit which featured Illuminati

Groovy Party Nets $15,000 for ACC

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After the last chocolate covered strawberry was
eaten the final notes of Jimi Hendrix's "Kiss the Sky"
died down, the Animal Care Center's Christmas for
the Animals was deemed a smashing success.
The annual holiday party is one of the main fund-
raisers for the ACC, which cares for the island's feral
cat and dog populations. This year's event was hosted
on Saturday, December 12, at the beautiful Tre Vis-
ta villa in Great Cruz Bay and garnered more than
$15,000 for the non-profit organization.
Proudly sporting tie-dye T-shirts, bell bottoms and
long flowy dresses, the crowd fully embraced the par-
ty's Swinging 60s theme. Party-goers enjoyed food
and drinks from some of the island's most eminent
chefs, caterers, restaurants and purveyors while rais-
ing much-needed funds for the ACC, explained the
group's secretary B.J. Harris.
"It was so much fun," said Harris. "We had prob-
ably 130 people and everyone dressed up in hippie
garb. There were peace symbols everywhere and the
food was fabulous."
"We raised in excess of $15,000," Harris said. "My
personal goal was $15,000, but we were going to be
happy with whatever we raised in today's economy.
We were just delighted with the crowd and with the
amount of money that we raised."
In addition to overseeing the island's feral cat feed-
ing and spay program, the ACC also runs a no-kill
shelter in Cruz Bay, the cost of which mounts quickly,
Harris explained.
"We really count on the support of the community
to meet our budgetary needs," she said. "We only get
a tenth of what we need from the government. So this
will really help us continue the important work that
we do."
A live band, fronted by Preston Elliot, kept the
crowd on its feet and brought back memories for
some guests.
"The dancing was amazing," said Harris. "There
were people out on the dance floor on Saturday night
who never dance. I think people really enjoyed the

St. Jonn Iradewinds News Fnloto Dy I ropical I-ocus

Tre Vista villa owners Olaf and Karen

Jimi Hendrix and Beatles tunes so much they had to
get out there and dance."
The group is already planning for next year's an-
nual fundraiser and is accepting new theme ideas,
Harris added.
"Anyone out there who has an idea for next year's
theme should contact us because we want to get start-
ed right away," she said. "It's going to be tough to
beat this year's Christmas for the Animals, but we're
going to try."
The group always accepts donations and often
needs volunteers. For more information on the ACC
or to donate or volunteer call 774-1625.

St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 7

Maho Bay Campground Future Uncertain as Lease Nears End

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
With just two years and one month left on Maho Bay
Camps' lease, hope looms above an uncertain future for the
eco-resort and its 112 guest tent cottages spanning 14 acres
of lush beachfront property on the island's quiet northeast-
ern shore.
Maho's 37-year lease expires in January 2012, according
to John Garrison, Trust for Public Land's (TPL) Southwest
Florida and Caribbean field office director. TPL is engaged
in negotiations with the landowners for possible purchase,
but Garrison remained tight-lipped on the details.
"I am not at liberty to say a great deal all I can con-
firm is that we are definitely working with the landowners
of the property where the campground resides," Garrison
said. "We have a confidentiality agreement and we can't
give any more information than that. All I can say is that we
are working on it."
If a land acquisition by TPL or a similar conservation
organization is successful, Maho Bay Camp officials hope
to lease or get a concession to use the property in order to
continue to operate the Caribbean's first eco-resort as it has
been for more than three decades.
"Our hope is that the property will be acquired by a land
conservation or preservation company such as the National
Park or the Trust for Public Land," said Maggie Day, vice
president of Maho Bay Camps and Estate Concordia Pre-
serve. "We are really hopeful that they will be successful,

"...all I can confirm is that we
are definitely working with the
landowners of the property where
the campground resides. We have
a confidentiality agreement and we
can't give any more information than
John Garrison, field office director
Trust For Public Land
Southeast Florida and Caribbean

and of course, we hope to be able to operate Maho Bay
Campgrounds as it is. We would certainly try to obtain a
lease agreement."
Even in the tougher-than-average market, Day said Maho
Bay Camps continues to experience financial success year
after year due to the unique niche it fills in the Virgin Islands
tourism industry.
"We continue to offer a very strong, nature-based camp-
ground with simple accommodations at moderate pricing,"
Day said. "We think we are an important part of the tourism
market and we'd love to see that continue."
Maho Bay Camps began operating as an eco-resort be-

fore "ecotourism" was a coined term, and over the years, it
has continued to maintain a very low impact on the island's
resources through its minimal use of energy, creative recy-
cling efforts and low water usage.
"Our interests are to continue to work in ways to mini-
mize wastes and keep coming up with ways to engage our
guests in recycling and preserving energy and water," Day
said. "Maho continues to get older but looks better now than
ever, and we would like to continue seeing that into the fu-
ture and so would our guests."
The eco-resort's main clientele are repeat guests many
of which are three-generation families who visit Maho year
after year compromising 80 percent of its occupancy rate
during season and consisting of 20,000 names in its data
base, according to Day.
If Maho was able to extend its lease, Day said the already
green eco-resort would be looking at ways to become even
"Something we would like to look at would be ways to
improve our alternative energy capability," Day said. "It
would be a real focus for us if we could get an extension
on the lease."
But for now, it looks as if Day and others who would
like to secure a more permanent place for Maho will have
to keep their fingers crossed and wait to see what the future
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of GHS

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Happy Holidays!

By Deblyn Van Gelder
Special to St. John Tradewinds
Childhood is often marked by many memorable
events: losing a front tooth; falling off of a bike; or -
like Ty Massaquoi did last week winning a spell-
ing bee.
Congratulations to Massaquoi who bested 64 oth-
er students to claim victory as the Gifft Hill School
Spelling Bee champion of 2010.
The fourth grader prevailed over staunch spellers
in grades four through eight, earning the crown in the
11th round with the word A-D-I-E-U.

Luca del Olmo (seventh grade); Damien (A.J.)
Hodge (eighth grade); and Larisma Maduro (fifth
grade) sparred with Massaquoi through seven rounds
of word play, with del Olmo emerging as alternate.
Massaquoi will travel to St. Thomas on February
15 to represent GHS in the St. Thomas/St. John Dis-
trict Spelling Bee. Next time you see him, show your
support and challenge him with a word to spell.
Community members offered their support to make
the spelling bee a success. Ronnie Jones and Molly
Murrill pronounced the words, while Janice Jones
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My First Semester at Georgetown

By Malik Stevens
St. John Tradewinds
Four months may seem like a
pretty long time, but for me it has
definitively flown by, bringing an
end to my first semester at George-
Although sleep has been a bit
scarce, my first semester has been
nonetheless amazing. From the
orientation to the many on-campus
events, to the countless number of
amazing people I have met, this se-
mester has been quite enjoyable.
There have been a few days
where I did feel like it was all a bit
too overwhelming, but I did per-
severe and besides, the days that
I enjoyed greatly outnumbered
those that I didn't.
My first semester was comprised
of five classes: Spanish, Theology,
Humanities and Writing, General
Psychology and World History.
For the most part, these classes
were good experiences, but no
matter where you go in life, there
are bad eggs.
I do feel that my World History
class called for too much reading
and the text book was extremely
boring, resulting in an uninterested
student. Although the course was a
bit boring, I did learn a lot. Other
than History, the rest of my classes
all went fairly well. They were
challenging, but I did find them
interesting and beneficial.

Malik Stevens

Moving into the second semes-
ter, my schedule will be comprised
of Physics, Intro to African Ameri-
can Studies, Spanish, Social Psy-
chology and Math Modeling (a
class revolving around graphs and
their analysis).
With one semester behind me, I
do know more about coping with
my work load and managing my
time. Plus, I have learned from my
mistakes that I made first semes-
I now know that chronic pro-
crastination is not a disorder, but
an excuse, and that every weekend
does not necessarily have to con-
sist of a party. All in all, next se-

mester will be great.
Besides my full course load, I
have also been taking part in many
extracurricular activities. I work
for a program called DC Reads,
for which we go out into pub-
lic elementary schools and tutor
third and fourth grade students.
I am also a board member of the
Caribbean Culture Circle here at
Along with these, I played on
intramural flag football and bas-
ketball teams. I balanced this all
while being a regular attendant of
Yates (Georgetown's student and
faculty gym).
Although the semester was en-
joyable, a break is necessary. For
the next few weeks, I will be back
home on St. John, relaxing and re-
cuperating to put in another strong
semester at Georgetown. I cannot
Thank You Once Again
Like always, I have to ac-
knowledge my sincere gratitude
to everyone who helped me get to
where I am. Thank you all for the
love and support; especially the
Rotary Club of St. John and the
members of the Bill Morris Schol-
arship Committee.
Without you guys, my life
would not have been the same.
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St. John Tradewinds
Friends of VI. National Park's School Kids in the
Park (SKIP) Fund is now available to schools terri-
The purpose of the SKIP program is to nurture the
development of the next generation of conservation
citizens. VI public schools continue to under perform
in providing the natural science curriculum children
need and deserve.
The program's goal is to provide young people
with opportunities for an environmental education
that will help them better understand basic tenants of
scientific theories, and the importance of conserva-
tion, with the hope that they will pursue further study
in the fields of natural and environmental sciences.
As adults, the children will be better prepared to
make thoughtful decisions about how to care for our
fragile island environment.
The Friends' SKIP program consists of four con-
necting elements designed to assist teachers with
ways to engage their students in the V.I. National
Park. SKIP encompasses the group's flagship proj-
ects: Park Study Grants; Transportation Fund; and the
Environmental Fair/Reef Fest.
With several years of experience with these proj-
ects, Friends has had important feedback from teach-
ers and VINP rangers which led the group to further
enhance the program by establishing a fund that will
provide materials and supplies to improve the field
trip components. The cost of the supplies is generally
minor and in some cases can be used over multiple

Students enjoy the Virgin Islands
National Park as a living classroom.

This year, Friends was able to acquire additional
funds which will allow more students and teachers to
use the living classroom of the VINP
As the program expands, Friends looks forward to
working with new teachers and students in its efforts.
Friends sends a special thank you to VI Audubon So-
ciety, which offered interim assistance with funding
to avoid any interruption in field trips and excursions
as confirmation from primary donor Golden Eagle Fi-
nancial was awaited.
Without support, Friends could not offer this excit-
ing and educational program. Friends and the youth
of the VI thank everyone for their generosity and in-
terest in this program.
For more details call the Friends at 779-4940.

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St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 11

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of J. Chabot

Volunteers set up camp at a group site at Cinnamon Bay, above left, to begin work on trails, right. W "

VINP Volunteers To Improve Trail Vistas and Clear Around Ruins

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
As the V.I. National Park vol-
unteer program enters its fourth
season, volunteer coordinator Jeff
Chabot is anticipating a busy few
months, with projects on tap in-
cluding clearing scenic overlooks
along the North Shore Road and
on hiking trails, and continuing to
clear ruins in the VINP.
The volunteers plan to clear 14
scenic overlooks, or vistas, tack-
ling one site per week.
"We'll do the three big vistas on
the North Shore Road, so visitors
can stand on the road and take a
picture again instead of having to
stand on the wall and hold their
cameras over their heads," said
Eleven other vistas will be
cleared on VINP trails, the volun-
teer coordinator continued.

"One of the primary reasons
people go on hikes is so they can
see beautiful vistas," said Chabot.
"Our intent is to take the Tuesday
work parties out to put those trail
clearings back where they should
The volunteers plan to tackle
two sites on the Caneel Hill trail,
including at the tower at Margaret
Hill which was erected four years
ago. A vista approximately three-
quarters of the way up on the Cin-
namon Bay trail will be cleared,
along with two sites on the Bor-
deaux Mountain trail, which have
been completely closed off by
"Most major trails had at least
one really nice vista in the past that
we're going to resurrect this year,"
said Chabot.
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"ownership" of trails in the VINP,
helping to maintain that trail and
keep it clear, he explained.
"Taking ownership is a theme
blossoming in the states," Chabot
said. "People take ownership of a
trail and help clean it up."
In addition to opening up scenic
overlooks on trails, the VINP vol-
unteers will continue to clear ruins
in the park, focusing on maintain-
ing and improving viewability at
the historic sites.
"We'll be clearing out the un-
derstory and thinning out the trees
to make a huge open glen at Cath-
erineberg the same way we did
at Cinnamon Bay," said Chabot.
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on tap is clearing the Leinster Bay
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The VINP's volunteer program
has come a long way since its in-
ception four years ago, when vol-
unteers lacked transportation and
could only tackle trails and ruins
within walking distance from Cruz
During its second season, the
volunteer program was lent an
old Jeep Wagoneer by the VINP's
maintenance department. The ve-
hicle was often stuffed full of vol-
unteers, Chabot remembered.
"It got us by the second year,"
he said. "There were days we had
as many as 13 people hanging out
of it."
The volunteers are now riding
in style in an eight passenger work
van and a 15 passenger van.
"The work van was bought spe-
cifically for volunteer activities,
and the passenger van was bought
for things like executive tours, but

we've really monopolized it," said
The majority of Chabot's vol-
unteers are people staying at Cin-
namon Bay and Maho Bay Camps,
however he plans to try to include
Cancel Bay this year, which has
showed interest in participating.
Interest in the volunteer pro-
gram has continued to rise, ex-
plained Chabot.
"Repeat enthusiasm is starting
to build," he said. "My dream is to
get this program to go national. All
the parks need it."
The volunteer van leaves the
VINP maintenance area on Tues-
days and Thursdays at 8 a.m. sharp
and picks up at Caneel, Cinnamon
and finally Maho Bay at 8:30 a.m.
For more details on the volun-
teer program, contact Chabot at
jeffchabot@aol.com, 998-5627, or
the Friends of VINP at 779-4940.

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St. John Tradewinds
1. What is your name, what
do you teach at SJSA and how
long have you been teaching at
the school?
Thia Muilenburg, MA, MT-BC.
I teach "Music Circle," which
are music classes for children 5
and under which I teach at Gifft
Hill School in their pre-school
and pre-kindergarten classes, and
at the St. John School of the Arts
with toddlers and their caregivers.
Also "Drama Games," a drama
class focused on process rather
than performance for school-aged
children taught at the School of the
Arts, and private piano lessons for
beginning to intermediate piano
2. What is your background
as far as education and/or expe-
rience in your subject or area of
I have a masters in expressive
therapies, with a specialization in
music therapy, from Lesley Col-
lege in Cambridge MA. I'm a
board certified music therapist;
I've been singing and playing the
guitar and piano for over 30 years.
I have worked for over 10
years doing music and expressive

SJSA music and drama teacher This Muilenburg.

therapy (including art, drama and
play therapy) with children who
have behavioral, emotional or spe-
cial needs. I taught music therapy
coursework at the post-graduate
level at the University of Califor-
nia for five years. I also worked
as a music teacher for toddlers for
three years and received the Music
Together teacher training before
coming to St. John in 2009.
3. What do you like most
about teaching at SJSA?
There are so many wonderful

moments when I feel that I am
helping the kids to have beneficial
creative experiences, with music
or drama, and that is what it's all
about for me.
Helping the kids to find, express,
explore and enjoy their innate cre-
ative energy. I also love being able
to get to know the children and
their families. Having just moved
back to St. John this year, I really
appreciate the connections I'm
making with families here through
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I had the opportunity to talk with several St.
Johnians about Old Time Christmas. They included
Mrs. Andro Childs, Mrs. Eulita Jacobs, Mr. Carl
Penn, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jackson.
Andro reported that "Thanksgiving signaled the
beginning of preparations for Christmas. Special li-
queurs had to be prepared, not only bottles of the tra-
ditional guava- berry, but also guava and sea grape
liqueur. My Mama (Miss Myra Keating Smith) was
a master at blending and creating these drinks from
native berries and rum. My Aunt Meade (Miss Meade
Keating Titley) was in charge of baking breads and
cakes in the family outdoor stone oven. For Christ-
mas, Sweet Bread was always high on everyone's list.
On Christmas Eve the serenaders would come. For
weeks before you'd hear people crooning, tuning up,
and getting ready for serenading. The serenaders went
from house to house Christmas Eve and during the
night singing Christmas carols and we served them
guava berry drinks, ham, sweet breads, etc."
Miss Eulita said that the saving grace in this season
of drinking and eating was that the revelers ate before
they drank and walked long distances between houses
while serenading.
Christmas presents were important to children as
they are today. Andro remembers receiving a little red
wagon, a tea set and other special toys. The tea set
was played with for a few house and then put away.
On Sunday afternoons and other quiet times it would
be brought out for play.
There was always a ham for Christmas and even
sometimes two, both for the serenaders and the fam-
ily. Henry Jackson talked about "pone", a mixture of
sweet potato and pumpkin pudding being baked. Oth-
ers remembered the "American" apples and oranges
that they would find in their stockings and the special
nuts like Brazil and Hazelnuts. Also Christmas hard

of the Season

candies that Santa brought by way of the Sears Roe-
buck catalog.
Miss Eulita said that the candies would be placed
in small bags for each of the children. According to
Carl Penn, the first candies to be consumed were the
homemade Jawbones named because they were hard
enough to break your jaw (but such delicious pepper-
mint that they were irresistible).
Henry reported that you would spend the Fall
months finding just the right size jar to store your
candy after Christmas to keep it fresh and away from
others until you wanted to share.
But, these were times of caring and sharing, an ev-
eryday occurrence on St. John that was magnified by
the joyful season.
During the weekday afternoons, the church choirs
could be heard practicing Christmas carols and chil-
dren practicing Christmas recitations. They were pre-
paring to perform for family and friends who would
walk or ride on donkeys and horses from all over
the island; Coral Bay, Monte, Gift Hill, Pastory, and
Good Hope.
Almost all of the people were either Moravian or
Lutheran. They celebrated the season together and
greeted each other with "Compliments of The Sea-
The most precious memory for many was walking
home from Bethany in the moonlight singing Christ-
mas carols and eating candies from small Christmas
gift boxes given to the children at the program.
The boxes were about the size of the boxes we get
our bank checks in. These candies were shared with
your brothers and sisters when you arrived home.
We all have friends and family to help celebrate
the holidays but think about all the fine memories of
Christmas in donkey years (long ago) that the locals
have. Ask them about it and you'll hear some wonder-
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the failed STEP solid waste project in the 80s to Caribe Waste Td ihnolo,>.\ in the 90s, several solid waste projects that propose waste-to- ii i 'n .' technologies have met
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Management Authority.
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iitli. recovery strategies for recycling/reuse and alternative/renewable ncii i..' source with no landfill requirements. WMA negotiated and signed contracts which,
significantly enhance recycling and reuse, and maximize the energy recovered from waste, and permit the long overdue final closure of both landfills.

EPA Administrative Orders on Consent
Since 1998, the Government of the Virgin Islands, and now, the VI Waste Management Authority, has operated the territory's landfills under several
administrative orders on consent which require the Virgin Islands to comply with federal solid waste, air, and clean water regulations with regard to landfill operations
and landfill closure. These orders represent the last step before court-ordered enforcement is pursued by the federal government similar in manner to the enforcement
action in waste water that resulted in the 1984 EPA Consent Decree.
At present, the U.S. Department of Justice has already transmitted draft consent decrees for both landfills with respect to the Clean Air Act to the Government
of the Virgin Islands for consideration. The result of the 20-year history of the "DO NOTHING" alternative resulted in mountains of millions of tons of waste a
wasted resource which, after landfill closure, will only generate a tenth of energy produced in the new waste-to-energy plants. Clearly, the "Do Nothing"
alternative is not acceptable.

Solid Waste Management Alternatives: New Landfills, Off-island Disposal, Recycling, Waste-to-Energy
So what are the other solid waste management alternatives? New landfills, off-island disposal, recycling, or waste-to-i ni.l i' ? Locating and constructing new
landfills in the territory has proven to be less feasible due to limited land space, environmentally sensitive areas, and neighboring residential communities. In EPA
hierarchy, landfills are the least desirable solid waste management strategy because they are not sustainable eventually all of the available landfill space will be used,
the landfill must be closed, and new waste management facilities must be constructed. Further, for 30 years after the landfills are closed, they must continue to be
managed at an annual expense to the taxpayers.
Long term off-island disposal of solid waste has proven to be cost prohibitive. An amendment to federal regulations of the US Department of Agriculture is
required to transport solid waste to the US mainland or Puerto Rico. Based on similar amendment for Hawaii to transport solid waste to the mainland, this amendment
process is projected to take 1-2 years. Off-island disposal will effectively export our local economic resources for waste processing funds and jobs and will transfer
our renewable n i. i ,.'\ resource to benefit the recipient community.
Waste that are screened and removed such as scrap metal, white goods, scrap tires, lead-acid batteries, e-waste, used oil, and household hazardous waste will
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and household hazardous waste collection centers are currently under construction. Consequently, the waste-to-energy alternative does not compete with but rather
complements recycling goals in the Virgin Islands.
Ultimately, for the Virgin Islands, waste-to-energy is the most preferred, cost effective, environmentally sound alternative AND a critical part of our
Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan.

Project History
In the 80s many unsolicited proposals with various versions of combustion technologies have been received by many governmental agencies and offices. In the
late 90s, the Department of Public Works solicited proposals which resulted in the Caribe Waste Technology project which did not advance to an executed contract
because it did not reflect the best interest of the utility and the rate payers. Consequently, the required power purchase agreement was never negotiated.
In June 2007, WMA solicited proposals for resource recovery projects that maximize resource recovery and minimize landfill requirements. We received three
proposals and after preliminary review, selected a proposal from BinEii i ,.'\ to review and evaluate. During our proposal evaluation, the Committee determined that
the BioEnergy proposal was non-responsive due to unproven technology as defined in the RFP; therefore negotiations were terminated.
In June 2008, WAPA requested that WMA review their shortlist of solicited proposals that used waste as a fuel. The Alpine Eniit i. Group waste to i n.l .i
proposal was submitted in response to WAPA's Request for Proposals issued in December 2007. The Authority rejected the initial draft Fuel Supply Agreement
proposed by Alpine and opted to negotiate a full service solid waste management contract that integrates materials recovery for recycling and reuse. Over a period of
ten months, the Authority management team and its globally recognized consultants, Maguire Group, Gershman, Brickner and Bratton, and Hawkins, Delafield and
Wood negotiated the two Waste Management Service Contracts in the best interest of the Authority and the people of the Virgin Islands.

Technical Due Diligence
The Alpine projects will process solid waste into refuse derived fuel. Solid waste will be screened, shredded, sterilized, and pelletized for storing, handling,
transporting, and combusting. The refuse-derived fuel fluff or pellets will be fired in a fluidized bed burner (gasifier) along with a combination of secondary fuels
such as pet coke and opportunity fuels such as tires and sewage sludge.
The conventional waste processing system will convert municipal solid waste to shredded refuse derived fuel. The optimized system will sterilize and
pelletized the refuse derived fuel for storage and handling, transporting to ensure continued operation availability. Unlike our mainland counterparts, we do not have
any alternative waste disposal options within the territory. These additional optimized systems recognize and address the unique realities faced by insular island
communities such as ours and minimize the need to seek off-island disposal options in the event of system down time.
The RDF Facility consists of well proven conventional waste processing equipment and machinery shredders and classifiers that has been in successful
operation for over 30 years. The sterilizer and pelletizer units, which will be used to optimize the process as needed for storage and handling, transporting and
combusting the RDF pellets, are new technology tested and recently placed in operation in Aruba.

St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 15

Environmental Benefits
EPA and its consultants that specialize in air plume modeling, have very extensive, demonstrated expertise and will serve as the independent, technical experts. Using
their on well-established guidelines and statistical databases for the air permit process, they will determine and develop the permit requirements for these facilities
that will best protect public health and the environment.
When the waste-to- nc i construction is completed and ready to accept waste for processing, the landfills will FINALLY be closed. Upon closure of the landfills,
the planned methane gas recovery systems for alternative energy production will further enhance the indirect environmental benefits of the overall projects.

Alpine Project Costs
The St. Croix RDF facility capital cost is ~$30M and the St. Thomas RDF facility capital cost is incorporated into the WAPA contracts. The total annual service fees
for operations, including the St. Croix facility debt service fees will be ~$18M. The Virgin Islands generates ~220,000 tons per year. The projects are designed to
treat a total of 182,500 tons per year territory-wide. The Table below indicates the island district breakdown of waste volumes and annual service fees

District Waste Tonnage Per Ton Service Fees Debt Service Total Annual Fees

St. Croix 109,500 $128 $7,777,810* $3,074,132 $10,851,942
St. Thomas 73,000 $95 $6,910,484 -0- $6,910,484
Total 182,500 $110 $13,820,968 $3,074,132 $17,762,426

*Note: This is blended total as rates are discounted above 73,000 tons.

This translates to service fees of $128 and $95 per ton for St. Croix and St. Thomas, respectively. The blended average of $110 per ton compares favorably to
similar projects in insular areas.

District WTE Landfills Off-island
St. Croix $128 $85 $150-$350
St. Thomas $95 $75 $150-$350

Based on the available multiple disposal options, landfill costs on the mainland must be competitive and are generally lower than those in insular areas where
there are usually limited disposal options.
Also, with an abundance of available land, landfills are less costly compared to higher cost of waste-to- nt i options and therefore are still the primary
method of disposal in the US. This is not the case in the Virgin Islands.
When the landfill closure and 30-year post closure care annual operating costs are incorporated, the life cycle costs and associated annual service fees for
landfills are less favorable when compared to waste-to-c n i. plants.
Alternatives outside the territory exceed proposed annual service fees for waste-to-( ntl and do not offset (ncil or environmental costs associated with
displacement of fossil fuels with refuse derived fuel.
Overall, comparatively, the waste-to-( nct i.r service fees are comparable to those for available, viable alternatives. Service fees for several selected facilities
throughout the United States are shown in the table below.

State/Territory Start Up Year Tons per Day Cost per Ton
Virgin Islands 2012 400 110
Honolulu 1990 1851 91
Maine 1987 600 76
Connecticut 1987 2000 69
Wisconsin 1987 400 60

Note: More recently, Hawaii negotiated waste-to-energy service fees in the $125 per ton range for an expansion of its RDF facility.

It should be noted that the start-up year indicates that the debt service payment payoff should be factored into lower service fees for operating costs only.
Additionally, WTE fees must be competitive due to availability of landfills at generally lower service fees in proximity to the facilities.
In conclusion, the project costs for the status quo "do nothing" alternative will not only be costly due to fines and penalties but will also place the
community at environmental and public health and safety risk. This is not the solution to our solid waste dilemma. The Alpine waste-to-energy projects are the
only viable, long term, sustainable solid waste management solution. Stay tuned for the Recycling Commitment.

May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director

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This past Thursday, I decided I would go to observe
the efforts of the Mad Hot Ballroom dancing efforts at
the Westin, sponsored by Pond Bay Resort.
I knew from the passionate discussions by the
three dance instructors (Gina Wellner, Beth Gowan
and Teresa Fraguada) in Connections that they were
absorbed in something very special for the past 10
weeks in our three St. John schools Gifft Hill, Ju-
lius E. Sprauve, and Guy Benjamin Schools.
They met almost everyday with incredible enthusi-
asm and energy to compare notes. They shared their
excitement with anyone for what they were doing
with the children of St. John.
Director Jaycee Gossett had approached me months
before to ask if Connections would get involved in
what sounded to be a true gift to our youth. Of course,
I agreed but, still had not a clue of what its' impact
would mean for our special little rock. So I went to
the Westin that Thursday night, just to spend an eve-
ning, watching our children, doing something, pos-
sibly, fun. No real expectations.
What I experienced and saw so clearly was the
most amazing thing. These 5th graders were filled
with confidence, civility, grace, discipline and poise,
as they performed merengue, foxtrot, tango, rumba,
and swing and they were mixing it up big time
with total enjoyment.
What I felt among the parents was pride and unity
of our St. John community. I was goose-bumped, as
I drove home.

What do you say to your chil-
dren when they look at you with
big round eyes and say they want
to save a stray dog?
In spite of yourself, you say "Ok
Dear, let's do what we can."
As new visitors to St. John we
have been overwhelmed by the
friendliness and the beauty of the
island and people. One evening,
while strolling through town we
came across a sweet and friendly
dog named "Sable."
She was so happy to meet and
play with my children, we thought
she was just another piece of this
blissful island scene. Until we
learned that she had been aban-
doned by her owner and left to
starve on the streets.
So we kept her in our hotel for
the night and the next day, we took
her to the animal shelter. Connie
Joseph, the shelter director, was
there to greet us and she knew
Sable immediately.
"Oh yes, we know Sable," Con-
nie said. "She ends up here every

I have been a big believer and supporter of KATS
(Kids And The Sea), and the Love City Pan Dragons
for the past 29 years, because I have seen their amaz-
ing abilities to instill confidence in our children, as
they learned to swim, row, sail and compete in sailing
regattas, and play the pans and, go on to excel in
so many ways.
What I saw December 11th, made me go back to
the Westin on Friday night for the final competition
among the island's three schools. I could not quit talk-
ing it up all day Friday, as one of the most incredible
experiences I have had on St. John.
All of these kids are medal-winners in what I con-
sider their Olympics!
I want to applaud Bob Emmett of Pond Bay for
sponsoring this far-sighted gift to our children; the
founder of Dancing Classrooms Pierre Dulaine (who
had such an amazing command of the children and
parents); Judges Dianne Otis, Carlos Woods, and our
St. John School of the Arts' Kim Wilds; instructors
Gina Wellner, Beth Gowan, and Teresa Fraguada; the
principals of our three St. John schools; and all of the
kids who participated and have been given a gift
that will stay with them for all their lives.
I so hope we can continue this program in our
schools, as it is truly one of the best gifts we can give
our children.
Most sincerely,
Cid Hamling

time her owner decides he can't
care for her anymore. It's really
"But she's the sweetest dog in
the world," my children chorused.
"Sable deserves a real family!"
So we decided to write this let-
ter to share our story, and to ask
that you look into your hearts this
Christmas and see if you might
just have the perfect spot in your
home for a sweet "mature lady" to
rest and be loved.
Sable is both bright and spry,
and she is all love. She is won-
derful with children and loves to

swim and eat hamburgers.
Connie has lots of furry friends
to choose from to make your holi-
day filled with love. As of today
there were more than 30 cats and
a nice selection of dogs, including
a new arrival today; a little beagle
with big brown eyes and a happy,
playful spirit.
Connie has her work cut out for
"We really are running the shel-
ter on a week-to-week basis, never
knowing if we can stay afloat," she
said. "But we have been here for a
long time, and hopefully we will
be here to continue helping these
animals find loving homes."
The children and I have been
back to visit and walk Sable ev-
eryday. Maybe you and your fam-
ily could drop by to visit Sable and
her friends, too and make their
Christmas and yours, a very spe-
cial one. Charlie and Lexi think
you will be so glad you did.
Jennifer, Charlie
and Lexi Garland

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

An Amazing Night at the Westin

Canine Christmas Wish

St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 17

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Untruth Part 3

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Questions about the nature of reality, the nature and
extent of human knowledge, whether impartiality is
obtainable or only an unobtainable illusion, whether
or not humans can use reason merely to serve desire,
whether our inclinations and choices are predeter-
mined or in some way free of them, are all questions
which others are more qualified than I to pursue or
However that doesn't mean I can just leave it to
them. At least that is the presumption upon which pro-
viding a sound liberal education, for sooth, is based:
that individuals need to be exposed to such questions
and from that experience can make better choices for
So despite science and determinism or even be-
cause of it, we do have a choice. In particular, educa-
tion, training and (self-) discipline are preconditions,
which can cause changes in character, thoughts and
feelings, habits and behavior, at least in the long run.
In which case at least the young (even a future self)
might be made able to do in the uplifting vein as we
say, rather than as we (currently) do.
Of course that means we will need to provide an
appropriate education and training, that sound liberal
education. This is not high or even on all agenda and
budgets. A sound liberal education is even heresy to
To be sure, the products of what's passed off as a
liberal education often have been less than admirable
persons, although indeed they might have been worse
Individual capacities vary, too. Some will say that
a sound liberal education is beyond the intellectual
capacities of all but a few. Some will say there are
more efficient means anyway. In every field of en-
deavor leaders arise, some well intended, some not.
Other inducements to influence behavior, besides
providing a liberal education, include: with myths
and illusions, by confusing and deceiving, bribing or
intimidating, even murder and genocide. "Whatever
it takes", "All's fair in love and war" and "Winning
isn't everything, it's the only thing" are popular max-

The Coral Bay Community Christmas Tree 2009
organizers thank the various communities that came
out to support the caroling last Monday: Bordeaux;
Upper Carolina; Mamey Peak; Calabash Boom; Hard
Labor; Friis; John's Folly; Mandahl; Spring Gar-
den; Palestina; Eden; East End; Skinny Legs family;
Emmaus Moravian Church; Coral Bay Community
Council; and the Calvary Baptist Church.
Special thanks to Skinny Legs, Concordia and the
Guy Benjamin School for donations.

However, some leaders and thinkers do hold out
the hope that a sound liberal education is accessible
by most people, if on different levels of complexity.
And it does not seem to be too difficult a concept
to arrive at, grasp and hold that virtue and good are
worth pursuing for their own sake, even when there
is disagreement about where the defining authority
lies or even if there were no "Ultimate Certainty"
to authorize, or "Ultimate Reward and Punishment"
to motivate and enforce, or even if the other induce-
ments to which leaders or society may resort are not
However, perhaps the human species just isn't
built that way, that virtue and good for their own sake
aren't motive enough. Consider that for many it is
true that "faith sustains in adversity". On the other
hand consider also that while any particular sustain-
ing faith is true for some, for others it is not.
So then, if in any case we are inclined to the method
of liberal education, what constitutes a sound liberal
education needs wise consideration. Neither the hotly
passionate nor the coolly cynical need apply; we have
seen and do not want what their schools produce.
Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom, my pos-
sibly archaic Baltimore Catechism informed me long
ago, are three of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost,
along with Temperance, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of
the Lord.
It wasn't taught to me back then but I figgered out
since (I think) that Knowledge is about what's so,
facts like the parts of a car. Understanding is about
how it all fits together like so the car would run;
also about how others see things. Wisdom is about
using Knowledge and Understanding for good results
- like deciding whether or not to give an individual
a license to drive, and making sure to give that person
good driving lessons beforehand.
How to identify the wise? The short answer is:
by their results you shall know them. The matter is
urgent, but taking time for careful consideration and
reconsideration is a good sign too. We must press on,
or so our young president seems to think.
Nicholas Childs

This is an annual community event that usually
takes place mid-December. We encourage the com-
munity to come out and support this historical event
and keep this wonderful tradition going.
We also want to thank those who wanted to donate,
but could not due to various circumstances. Season
Greetings to all and remember Jesus is the reason for
the season.
Barbara Dalmida on behalf of the Coral Bay
Community Christmas Tree 2009 organizers

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: 70
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.

2009 Coral Bay Community Christmas Tree Light

Organizers Thank Carolers

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

18 St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Thanks from HYPE
Helping Young People Excel Inc. family would like to exi
warm wishes to the entire community, especially to those busine
and individuals who so graciously supported our endeavors by
viding us with goods, and services throughout the year.
You made our raffles, walk-a-thon, bake sales, car wash, foods
sales and concert a success.
It is because of caring and conscientious people like you that m;
it possible for the HYPE program to exist and provide mentoring
trial classes, counseling and life skills to our at-risk young peop
We say, Thank You! For all that you have done and we look
ward to your continued support. We wish you all the very best
the holidays. Merry Christmas to all and a safe and prosperous I
Sgt. Arlene Chalt

Tuglife in Spotted in Dry Dock

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

The St. John-St/ Thomas barge Roanoke or Tug
Life, which has been out of service for several wee
is in drydock in Crown Bay for repairs, including the
construction of a new ramp.

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WAPA/Alpine Deal Is Bad News for Rate Payers/Taxpayers
Why do the agreements signed between the VI cents per kWh peak hour electric energy charge to be
Water and Power Authority and Alpine Energy Group paid to Alpine.
represent a bad deal for the citizens of the USVI? The market price of petroleum coke is highly vola-
The Public Services Commission failed to represent tile, in some markets even more volatile than fuel oil.
the interests of the WAPA ratepayer or VI taxpayer in According to a July 1, 2009, Reuters report (Petcoke
their approval of the WAPA / Alpine agreements. booms as cement makers try to replace coal):
The installed cost of the Alpine Anguilla and Bo- Cement makers worldwide are buying petroleum
voni facilities is very high. This cost is amortized over coke or petcoke wherever possible to replace more
20 years and passed on to the WAPA ratepayer as part expensive steam coal as a fuel and raw material ....
of the "electric energy charge" to be paid to Alpine. As a result petcoke prices have risen $10.00 a tonne to
According to WAPA's consultant, R.W. Beck, Inc., $35.00 during the past month and are likely to reach
the estimated costs for the Anguilla and Bovoni proj- parity with coal prices later in the year.
ects, [including electric interconnection, land and site Meanwhile, to make costs palatable to ratepayers,
development, dock facilities, legal, insurance during WAPA projected the price of petroleum coke to rise
construction, financing and development costs; inter- 25 percent (1.11 percent per year) over the next 20
est during construction, working capital; and owner's years.
indirect costs] total $444.8 million for 49 megawatts I'm not from Missouri, but I challenge WAPA's $5
(MW) of electrical energy, or $9.08 million per MW. million consultants to look at the price history, run the
According to figures provided by R.W. Beck, Inc. regression analyses and tho"%\ me" how we can rea-
and the agreements signed between WAPA and Al- sonably expect petroleum coke prices to rise slightly
pine, the total estimated costs to WAPA for the de- over 1 percent per year over the next 20 years, when
velopment and construction of the Alpine Anguilla prices on the Mediterranean market rose over 32 per-
and Bovoni facilities [not including the $44 million cent per year on average between 1998 and 2008,
cost for constructing pelletized refuse-derived fuel according to Jacobs Consultancy, a world leader in
(PRDF) facilities or the $17.48 million for WAPA monitoring fuel prices.
interconnection and system upgrade facilities to be Also excluded from the Alpine electric energy
covered by WAPA, or the $18 million per year ($360 charge is the cost of PRDF, which contributes 34 per-
million over 20 years) to be paid to Alpine under cent and 17 percent of Alpine's energy production on
separate agreements signed with the VI Waste Man- St. Croix and St. Thomas, respectively.
agement Authority (VIWMA)] appears to be $383.3 In fact, under the agreements signed with VIWMA,
million for generation of 49 MW of electrical energy, Alpine is to be paid $18 million per year to process
or $7.8 million per MW. PRDF from municipal solid waste using energy to be
It can be argued that at least some of the over $420 provided at no cost to Alpine from combustion of pe-
million not included in the $7.8 million/MW figure troleum coke/PRDF.
should be included as a cost of energy generation (i.e., Sweet, Alpine gets paid by one USVI ratepayer/
the cost of generating fuel from municipal solid waste taxpayer-supported authority (VIWMA) to process
(MSW) as distinct from the cost of MSW handling the refuse-derived fuel, then by another authority
and disposal), but even taking this low number, the (WAPA) for the electrical energy generated from its
cost per MW of generating electrical energy is very combustion.
high compared to alternatives. The US Environmental Protection Agency is now
At a capital cost of $7.8 million/MW, energy gen- required by law to regulate release of carbon dioxide
eration from wind, solar and other renewable resourc- into the atmosphere, and climate change legislation is
es is competitive in today's dollars and with today's working its way through the US Congress.
technologies. Further, construction of a facility at Bo- Whether in the form of cap and trade, carbon tax,
voni may be completely unnecessary if a cable cur- or some other mechanism, there will be a monetary
rently being discussed by WAPA with Puerto Rico's cost for emitting C02 and other greenhouse gasses
Electric Power Authority could bring energy from into the atmosphere, but this cost will have little effect
Puerto Rico or Culebra to St. Thomas at a capital cost on Alpine's profits. This burden is largely borne by
of $40-60 million. WAPA ratepayers under the Alpine deal.
WAPA recognizes that there is a fuel cost for pe- Burning fossil fuels releases greenhouse gasses.
troleum coke. Further, while arguing correctly that Generating energy from wind, solar, geothermal and/
there are costs attendant to generation of electric en- or ocean thermal energy conversion does not.
ergy from wind and solar, WAPA Executive Director, The cost to WAPA ratepayers of C02 mitigation
Hugo Hodge, in testimony before the PSC, acknowl- may range from 3-5 cents per kWh to over 20 cents
edged that there is no fuel cost for wind or solar en- per kWh depending upon the cost per ton of carbon
ergy. emitted into the atmosphere eventually set by the fed-
Yet the cost of petroleum coke fuel was not cov- eral government and/or the marketplace.
ered as a cost of electrical energy generation by the
power provider in the deal signed with Alpine. This Paul Chakroff
cost would be passed on to the WAPA ratepayer as a Executive Director,
part of our WAPA bill, over and above the 14.2 to 31.9 St. Croix Environmental Association

St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 19

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Alpine Project Will Destroy Ecosystem

Making their way through the Virgin Islands' leg-
islative hopper are two leases that would sanction Al-
pine Energy Group LLC to locate a waste to energy
plant at Bovoni.
However communities that will also be affected in-
clude Sapphire, Red Hook, Nazareth, Fredenhoy, Na-
dir, Bolongo, Watergate, Plantation Cove, Limetree,
Bakkroe Estate, Frenchmen Estate and Havensight
business district. The Alpine plant will be erected on
Stalley Bay and would significantly alter the frag-
ile ecosystem that is blossoming in spite of our failure
to protect it.
Stalley Bay hits home to me because my family
and 250 other homeowners moved into this commu-
nity beginning around 1960 when Senate President
Earle B. Ottley and Governor Isiodor Piawonsky
established the opportunity for working class people
to realize the dream of owning a home and raising a
family in this community.
Prior to moving, many of the residents of Bovoni
lived in Savan, Hospital Ground, Paul M. Pearson
Gardens, Oswald Harris Court and Bournefield/Kir-
win Terrace. All of the residents were attracted to the
beauty of this ecology.
I can remember seeing deer running across the
road leading to the area where Bertha C. Boschulte
Middle School is now located. I can remember seeing
flocks of native parrots flying across the aqua blue sky
as they sought protection in the evening. This was in
the late sixties and very early seventies, before the
"dump" appeared
Now fast forward 35 years to the future and have
you seen a deer or a native parrot lately?
V.I. Biologist Amy Dempsey stated "dumping of
the dredged material into Stalley Bay would damage
the fragile Elkhorn coral."How would the bay thrive
under the development process that includes dredg-
ing thousands of cubit yards of sand from the ocean
bottom, digging, mooring piles, bulk heads, sewage
system, waste water, thousands of yards of concrete
plus steel, gas, an anchoring system, self loading fuel
barge, chemical storage, waste treatment building, re-
taining walls, fuel storage, discharge lines, and sea
water intake pump.
This thought process offends reason! Those of us
with the ability to reason must ask this most basic of
questions, without fear of reprisal.
Edwin Munez of the Fish and Wildlife division
of the US Army Corp of Engineers addresses the rea-
son for taking Stalley Bay out of the equation: "The
disposal inthe alternative site, Stalley Bay would have
impacted coral hard ground, sea grass beds, and other
marine habitats including federally listed Acroporids
corals. These impacts would have required substan-
tial compensatory mitigation and a prolonged permit-
ting process."
WICO in its report to the U.S. Corps of Engineers
stated that "Benthic survey at Stalley Bay had shown

that construction of a containment area would directly
impact healthy sea grass beds and Acroporids."
At the CZM Hearing on April 7, 2009 Edward
Thomas CEO and President of WICO, explained why
Stalley Bay was eliminated from the list for dumping
of dredged spoils into Lindbergh Bay.
"It came down to two options that were reasonable
and feasible, Stalley Bay and Lindbergh Bay," said
Thomas. "The Lindbergh Bay option would be less
damaging to the environment."
With the CEO and President on record in defense
of protecting Stalley Bay our elected officials might
be wise to follow suit.
At the most recent hearing at the legislature the
words Stalley Bay have been deleted and replaced
with the words Long Point, meaning exactly the same
place that they are claiming to erect this facility.
Upon further examination of the transcript the
Post-Auditor revealed the following, "Steam cycle
make-up water, portable water and cooling tower
make-up water will be provided from the combina-
tion of desalination water produced from the water
drawn from Stalley Bay and from treated effluent wa-
ter delivered from the mangrove lagoon waste water
treatment plant."
Further, according to the official, "a reverse os-
mosis desalination plant will be co-located with the
project to deliver all water supply needs to the project
with an intake and outfall installed in Stalley Bay."
The post Auditor made another disclosure that fol-
lows; "the project is expected to be located on the
Southwest side of Long Point (Eastern side of Stalley
The project will cover approximately 30 acres of
land which will include a dock at Stalley Bay. The
dock will be used to deliver pet coke fuel, hydrated
lime, limestone, and other combustibles required to
sustain a plant of this magnitude.
Alpine is also working with the V.I. Port Author-
ity, Waste Management, and the Department of Public
Works to make the dock attractive for other commer-
cial use. Based on this revelation the pristine tranquil
bay will be ruined forever!
Complicating matters is the increase in traffic to
an already congested corridor. There will be trucks
carrying bottom ash, fly ash, tons of trash, tons of
limestone, tons of chemicals necessary for this opera-
tion, from the plant to a site not yet identified. This is
another set of details that has not been sorted out by
the elected officials of our territory.
Our elected officials and their hire-lings have tried
to keep this sordid deal from public scrutiny. Bob
Marley's words should be our mantra, "what's done
in the darkness will come to light." We must keep
shinning the light.
Clarence Payne
St. Thomas resident

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

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

Calvary Baptist Church children sing during the
annual Coral Bay sing-along.

Coral Bay Sing-Along

Continued from Page 5
we've been doing it for years,"
said Maurice Chabuz, Skinny
Legs owner. "When you think
about Christmas this is it -
this is the spirit of Christmas."
"This is how I start getting
in the Christmas spirit," said
Pam Dolson, who read a pas-
sage from the Bible to remind
everyone of the "true reason
for the season."
The event drew residents
young and old. St. John Mon-
tessori School children sang
a well-rehearsed version of
"Frosty the Snowman," and
the Emmaus Moravian Church
choir, which featured 96-year-
old Guy Benjamin, sang "Joy
to the World."
In addition to the neighbor-
hood groups, the Calvary Bap-
tist Church and Skinny Legs
employees and friends also
sang carols for the crowd. Ben-
jamin shared the history of the
tradition with the crowd.

"We started out on East
End and we decided to start a
singing group out there," said
Benjamin. "We practiced and
thought we were pretty good so
we invited people from other
neighborhoods to come out and
sing with us."
"Every village wanted to
come out and show how they
could do and that is how this
started," Benjamin said.
Children's gleeful squeals
soon drowned out the last of
the Christmas carols as Santa
Claus rode into the field on a
shiny red fire truck. Children
lined up to tell the big man a
few last minute requests and
receive a toy donated by the
No Coral Bay event is com-
plete without at least a snack
and this event was no different.
The crowd enjoyed fruit punch
and cookies before wrapping
up another community Christ-
mas sing along.

20 St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010

Christmas Music Festival Concert

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Residents and tourists enjoyed jazz music at
Winston Wells ball field on Sunday, December 13, as
part of the annual St. John Christmas Music Festival
and Parade.

Thia Muilenberg works with students the Drama
Games class at St. John School of the Arts.

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the teaching that I'm doing.
4. Why should someone
take your class?
To experience the joy of be-
ing musical or dramatic in a
non-judgemental environment
that supports creative self-ex-
pression and builds self-confi-
5. What would you like
your students to take away
from the class?
A positive and expanded
experience of themselves and
their creative nature.
6. Why do you think an
arts education is important?
I feel that, no matter what

the art modality (art, music,
dance, drama, etc.), the cre-
ative process can lead us to be
more fully actualized as human
It also has great power to
heal us when we engage in it,
which is why I chose to be-
come an expressive therapist.
An arts education is essen-
tial to growing healthy children
because it helps to expose chil-
dren to this important potential
of the arts in their own lives,
while teaching them to be more
creative beings and to partici-
pate in that which has been a
source of extreme joy for man-
kind throughout the ages.

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St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 21

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

STJ Rescue Needs Volunteers
St. John Rescue is looking for volunteers to join its dedicated
team of first responders. The group particularly needs volunteers
in Coral Bay.
Rescue is planning a First Responder Class in January 2010.
This would be an excellent time to join, become a First Respond-
er, and assist the community during emergencies. Please contact
Bob Malacarne at 626-5118 or Chris Jordan at 514-4793.
Help save a life and make a difference -join St. John Res-

St. Ursula's Christmas Services
Schedule of Services
Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve
10:30 p.m. Carols
11:00 p.m. Candle light Midnight Mass with steel pans,
organ and choir
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Community Calendar

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

Friday, December 25
Christmas Day. St. John Tradewinds business office will be
closed from Monday, December 21, to Sunday, December 27.
Tuesday, January 5
The next featured film in the St. John Film Society's Winter
2010 Free Film Series will be "Neshoba" by Tony Pagano and
Micki Dickoff. The film will be screen on Tuesday, January 5, at
7 p.m. at Sputnik in Coral Bay.
Thursday, January 28
Kalin Ivanov will be performing at St. John School of the Arts
on Thursday, January 28, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 30
St. John School of the Arts Dance-a-thon will be on Saturday,
January 20, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Westin Resort.
Saturday, February 6
The annual Friends of VINP Gala will be on Saturday, February
6, at Janet and Martin Marshall's Villa in Great Cruz Bay.
Gifft Hill School's Annual Dinner Auction will be at The
Westin Resort. A date is to be determined.
Saturday, April 10
Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take place on
Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort.

World's Largest Cruise Docks in Crown Bay

oI. Juni I riauWIIIUs" Inews riiuiu uy Iuin uad

Oasis of the Seas made its second visit to Crown Bay, St. Thomas, on Tuesday,
December 15. The mega ship is scheduled to move to Havensight when the
Charlotte Amalie harbor dredging is complete.

St. John Police Report

Friday, December 11 9:03 a.m. A Coral Bay resi- tate Enighed. Auto accident.
6:03 p.m. A citizen p/r an dent c/r that he is being harassed 7:35 a.m. An Estate Grun-
auto accident. Traffic accident, by a female. Disturbance of the wald resident p/r having a prob-
11:34 p.m. A citizen p/re- peace. lem with her daughter's father.
questing police assistance. Po- 9:56 a.m. An Estate Forts- Disturbance of the peace.
lice assistance, berg resident p/r that she was 11:34 p.m. A St. John Bar
Saturday, December 12 assaulted by her boyfriend. Ag- employee c/requesting police
8:50 a.m. A George Sim- gravated assault and battery. assistance in removing an indi-
monds Terrace resident p/r be- 5:03 p.m. An Estate Hard vidual from the establishment.
ing threatened. Disturbance of Labor resident c/requesting Police assistance.
the peace, D.V police assistance. Police assis- Wednesday, December 16
1:00 p.m. A citizen p/r be- tance. 3:25 p.m. A resident p/r a
ing involved in an auto accident. 5:42 p.m. The people of the burglary. Burglary in the third.
Auto accident. Virgin Islands r/ an assault out- 4:14 p.m. An Estate Caroli-
2:40 p.m. A St. John Bar side of Cap's Place. Assault in na resident r/ an assault. Assault
employee c/requesting police the third, in the third.
assistance. Police assistance. 7:51 p.m.- An Estate Carolina Thursday, December 17
11:40 p.m. Unit 402H r/ re- resident c/request police assis- 9:05 a.m. -An Estate Gift Hill
covering contraband from an in- tance. D.O.A. resident r/ his son broke into his
dividual who ran away from the Monday, December 14 home and removed coins. Bur-
area of Joe's Diner. Recovered 9:11 a.m. -An Estate Carolina glary in the third.
contraband, resident c/r that she recovered 10:10 a.m. A Great Cruz
Sunday, December 13 her boat in the area of Coral Bay Bay resident p/r damage to his
7:55 a.m. A citizen c/r being harbor. Recovered vessel, vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
involved in an auto accident in 7:30 p.m. A citizen r/ an 5:36 p.m. A Cruz Bay resi-
the area of Jacob's Ladder. Auto auto accident on St. Thomas. dent r/ a disturbance. Distur-
accident. Auto accident. bance of the peace, threats.
8:18 a.m. An Estate Power Tuesday, December 15 8:15 p.m. A citizen c/re-
Boyd Plantation resident c/r that 12:47 a.m. A citizen r/ that questing police assistance for a
a male is making a disturbance, her vehicle was struck by an un- parking situation. Police assis-
Disturbance of the peace. known vehicle in the area of Es- tance.

22 St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010

All-Island Holiday Party at Mongoose

Visitors and residents, including the Majettes of St. John (above
right) packed Mongoose Junction December 12.

Festive party-goers were all smiles in their finest holiday dress.

Inner Visions (above right) kept the dance floor packed.

C pAll



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


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


St. John residents were dressed to the nines for the

St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 23


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

Business Manager for PS-12 Independent School
The Business Manager is responsible for ensuring
that financial information and data is provided, that
it is timely, comprehensive and accurate, and that
it enables the school to plan and take appropriate
management actions. The Business Manager works
closely with the Headmaster to ensure that correct and
robust financial controls and procedures are in place.
The Business Manager is responsible for ensuring
that the school meets all statutory and legal require-
ments concerning financial information and financial
management. The position requires the performance
of all bookkeeping for the school using QuickBooks
software. This includes all subsidiary programs of the
school such as summer camps, summer schools, after
school programs and rentals of school facilities. The
business manager assists the Headmaster in planning
and budgeting, manages the school's payrolls and is
responsible for all bill payments and ordering. Please
send resume to jillhale@giffthillschool.org or call 340-
776-1730 with inquiries.

St John VEye 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

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737





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

Fish Bay, Turnkey, 2-Story
Residence, Approx. 3200
sq. ft. indoor/outdoor living
space. One large residence or
2 income producing apart-
ments. Stone, masonry and
wood house, private location,
water view, great rental his-
tory, motivated sellers.
Phone: 540-776-0039 day-
time, Virginia;
540-890-5397 evening; email:

new center with market,
bank, spa & more

office/retail space available
1036 sq. ft./ 726 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

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

I Employment

F Employment

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.

17 Commerical


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

1 bed fully furnished apt.
AC in bedroom,internet,
quiet private location.
No smokers. No dogs.
$900.00 per month +
utilities 340-514-6611

"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.

Cruz Bay-furnished
house, view, 2 bedrooms
A/C, 2 bath, W&D.
Pets considered. Available
Now. $1950/mo. Year
lease. (340) 690-4532


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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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

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

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

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Senator.at*Large Reports

By Senator Craig Barshinger

St. John Tradewinds
Seasons Greetings to one and all! Wheth-
er you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Han-
nukah, the Winter Solstice, or the Crucian
Christmas Festival, this is the time of year
to appreciate friends and family, take some
time off from work, and generally enjoy the
blessing of being alive together.
My staff and I wish you the best during
this holiday season leading up to the wel-
coming of the New Year.We remind you to
party responsibly and this means no driving-
after-drinking. We're almost to 2010, let's
make it there hale and healthy!
The Holidays can be an especially lonely
time for some whose family and friends
are far away, so take the time to reach out
to someone to whom you haven't spoken in
a while. Your call or visit may be the most
precious gift that your friend receives.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are
always a joy on St. John. This year, the an-
nual Community Carol Sing sponsored by
the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St.
John will be at Wharfside Village at 5:30
p.m. Song sheets will be provided. Harvey
Werbel will play the accompaniment on the
In addition, there will be a brass quartet
and your senator will be playing his bass
trombone in public for the first time. The
caroling will conclude at 7 p.m., and fam-
ilies often walk over to Cruz Bay Park to
watch Santa Claus arrive. If you wonder
how Santa's sleigh can arrive with no snow,

then you'll have to come and find out!
To me, the highlight of Christmas is ser-
enading in Cruz Bay Park, but you must
get up before dawn to see it. It is a tradi-
tion from backtime that has been kept alive
throughout the years.
Often people gather at their churches and
start singing before dawn as they make their
way to a rendez-vous in Cruz Bay Park.
Koko plays a lively banjo, Wesley strums
the squash, and everyone joins in with their
voices or instruments.
Whether you are a visitor or a local, if
you want to celebrate the "real" St. John,
serenading is the way to do it. Serenad-
ers share not just music and love, but also
Christmas treats such as cookies, cakes, and
maybe even a little guavaberry. If you come,
do so with an attitude of respect and joy, and
make sure to bring food or drink to share!
I usually deal with the issues of the day
in my Senator-at-Large report, but today I
wanted to set them aside and focus on the
fellowship, family, friends, and fun that fill
this Holiday Season.
One timely note of business is that my
Committee on Economic Development, En-
ergy, and Technology will be hosting a hear-
ing on the Alpine Energy Deal on January
13, 2010. There is a great deal of interest
in examining this deal from and economic,
technological, and environmental perspec-
tive. Anyone who would like to testify
should call my office at 693-8061.
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"Snail's Pace" "Cute As A "Carolina Cottage Really
Button" describes this cottage cute 2 bedroom house with nice
perfectly. Fronted by a white water views of Coral Harbor
picket fence, this cozy studio and Hurricane Hole. Faces east
home has all new cabinets, to catch the cooling trade wind
furniture, bath, paint, pumps, breezes. Paved driveway and
tropical landscaping, paved easy access, Fully furnished. A
access and walking dislanca to nice location close to Coral Bay
Reef Bay beach. Includes web with large deck and room to
site and furniture. The flat lot is expand or add a pool. Space
a gardener's delight. Room to below could be converted to
expand and Just $499.000 another bedroom. $575,000

"El Cielo" New masonry home
in an ideal location between Cruz
Bay & Coral Bay this 4 BR home
is perched on a flat ridge above
Peter Bay with National Park
land to the north & east to insure
quiet & privacy. Graceful arches
frame sweeping views from
Lovango Cay to Jost Van Dyke.
A large deck with pool is
accessed from living room &
master BR. Reduced to $2.59M

-."Surfside" Rare chance lo own a home in the exclusive Reef Bay enclave.
Surfside is a beautifully appointed Mecdilerrnean slyle three bedroom, three
baln pool villa situated on the edge of undeveloped park land with fabulous
ocean views and breezes. Stroll via parrkway ri secluded white sand beach
from this oversized iol Very successful rental home with plans for another
2x2 villa with separate entrance. Price reduced by $900,000 to $1,650,0001
"Amorita" Beautiful, masonry home in upscale Chocolate Hole North has
large pool deck wilh spa & faces southeast to catch the tradewind breezes.
Waler views of Hart Bay & the South Shorejust minutes from Cruz Bay & a
snort walk to the Westin Resort. Features include stone arches and vaulted
"' Jcypress ceilings screened gallery, arched courtyard entrance, fruit trees,
and deeded access to two beaches. Seller is motivated $999,000
"The Retreat" Perfect privacy & spectacular ocean views lie at the heart
of "The Retreatrs" natural appeal Irs 3 pavilions on one level are grouped
around a beautifully landscaped courrtyara with swimming pool and jetted hot
tub Every room enjoys an ocean view a sparkling panorama of Sir Francis
Drake Channel wilh Toriola Dayond Two equal air-conditioned king
bedroom/bath suites with sleeping lofts lank the mainliving/dining pavilion.
The waterfront isaccessed via Irail lo a private sandy beach S1.695M
"Bella Vista" is a well maintained & beautifully decorated home, perched
high atop cool Bordeaux Mountain. Views from Jost Van Dyke to Virgin
Gorda. Quality construction with hardwood floors and beautiful wood trim
S throughout with a large master suite, two spacious guest suites, large loft
for additional guests, & a one bedroom apartment with separate entrance.
Spa & sun deck. Tremendous value a "must see', REDUCED: $850,000.
"Kings Hill Apartments"-Well built and maintained newly constructed

upstairs and down, live in one and rent out the other. Each unit is currently
being rented for $1.600 per month. Both units are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths
& are completely furnished. Owner will sell units individually for $367,500 or
both units for $700,000
*-- Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the newest and most spacious condos on
St John New construction finished n 2005 beautiful views, sun deck & pool
aiea. walk t0 town & Frank Bay Beach The2 bedroom is over 1700 sq. ft. &
tmhe 3 bedroom penthouse unils are over 2100 sq.fl- All feature large kitchens,
granite countenops stainless appliances large closets, private washer and
:-I,^9 r dryer and ample slorage These condos have it all. $975,000 to $1,399,000
" Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental featuring beautiful views to St.
Thomas and sunsets. proximrty to me pool and sundeck, and walk to town.
This unique air-conditioned corner unit has been recently relurbished
including new tile floors mahogany cabinets furniture and bath Lusn.
Irtropical landscaping adds Ire perfect iouci $599.000
"LUttle Plantation" 7 acres of subdividable land with beautiful easterly
views over Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands. This
property faces catches the cooling breezes, sun rise and moon rise. Walk to
Cocoloba Shopping Center. A preliminary subdivision plan is in place & a
road has been cut to the top of the property. Reduced to $1.9M
"Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
aprlmentistudio duplex. Good mid-island neighborhood, quiet area, only 5 minutes to town and
walking distance to Pine Peace School. $375,000
Best Deals Seagrape Hill 595 000 & 599 000 Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views for
just $199,000. Mango Terrace Condos are new and a great deal. Make an offer! Bordeaux Mt -
1 acre with terrific BVI views listed at $725,000 but owner will consider all offers try himlI

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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 bIdgs
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 1/ 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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oint, has private path to upscale amenities/ luxury lifestyle/ el-
pristine beach. egant decor. Private 1 ac. estate is beau-
gated estate on and affords direct
1.63 acres with beach access,
exceptional pri- views of Great Cruz
vacy, surrounded Bay harbor. Boat-
by 645' shoreline ing and swimming
and National at your doorstep!
DO Park waters. $3,485,000 Walk to Westin.
.INA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath, "SAGO COTTAGE" adorable Caribbean
hinted villa has spec- style ma-
iy views. Entry level has sonry cot-
IlMW spacious great tage with
room & cov- wonderful
ered porch. down is-
case leads to 2 and great
master suites rental his-
& lower level tory.

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

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

"VISTAERO" offers total privacy with
breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
Thomas. 5
spacious bed-
room suites,
huge pool,
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,395,000 villa.

"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or
*a lbr, iba condo
close to Cruz Bay!
Purchase one for
yourself and stop
throwing money
away on rent or
$225,000 & purchase both for
$240,000 additional income.

an exceptionally
charming 3 bed-
room property on
the water's edge
with the possibility
of boat mooring. 376
ft. pristine shoreline.
Panoramic. W-1
zoning allows com-
$1,995,000 mercial uses.

"GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier
upper &
9-A lower)
each with
$1,400,000,$1,275,000 Walk to
& $1,200,000. town!

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

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-divideable waterfront 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

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180 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000 Virgin Grand Estates, 4 a/c identical master design. 4BR/4/2BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 acre. 2BR/ 2.5BA & office. Immaculate!
suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,000 HOME i S $2,395,000

CAROLINA Views to BVI. Well maintained
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

AMANI Spectacular sunsets,180 views,
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3BR/3BA, plus private
self-contained guest cottage $2,295,000
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
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
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
BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and
5.5 baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a
tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay.
3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000.

SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000 BR/4BA with a 3BR beach house. $2,895,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest AMOROSA A Tuscan inspired villa in the
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, midst of the Nat'l Pk in Peter Bay. Sweeping
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $719,900. views, deeded walking path to the beach,
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & panoramic 4BR/5BA. $7,450,000
views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000 MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany beaches, cooling breezes. $2,390,000
hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Brand new villa
BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
popular vacation rental $769,000 floors. $2,950,000
VILLA TESORI is a luxurious custom home WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
offering uncompromising quality. Sweeping while gazing out upon excellent bay views.
1800 views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000

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28 St. John Tradewinds, December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010

"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
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