Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: January 4, 2010
Copyright Date: 2009
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January 4-10, 2010
Copyright 2010


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

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Year's Eve celebration. Local photographer Steve Simonsen captured this stunning photo of the show and the
nighttime lights of the resort from Estate Contant. Story and more photos on page 3.

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St. John Film Society To Present "Neshoba"

and Filmmaker Tony Pagano on January 5

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. Thomas filmmaker Tony Pagano was so moved
after meeting the mother of slain civil rights worker
Andrew Goodman he dedicated the next six years of
his life to telling the story of the murder.
Anyone who views "Neshoba" this week during
the St. John Film Society's free screening on Tues-
day, January 5, at 7 p.m. at Sputnik's, will surely feel
a similarly passionate response. Pagano himself will
be present January 5 to discuss the 90-minute docu-
mentary and answer questions from the public.
Neshoba tells the story of Goodman, who was
murdered along with two other civil rights activists
in remote Philadelphia, Mississippi in the heart of
rural Neshoba County in 1964.
The murders went unprosecuted for more than
40 years, despite evidence that linked several local
Klansmen to the brutal slaying. In 2004, a multira-
cial coalition gathered in Philadelphia to pressure the
state to bring murder charges against the men who
had openly bragged about the murders.
Pagano, a filmmaker based both in New York and
St. Thomas who has worked extensively in television
and film production, was approached by an associate
who was interested in telling the tale of the so-called
"Mississippi Burning" murderers.
"Micki Dickoff, the co-producer and co-director,
came to me with the idea for the film because it was
the 40th anniversary of the deaths and there was a
big multiracial coalition that was getting together in
the city of Philadelphia because charges had never
been filed even though they knew who did it," said
While the story of the murders alone interested
Pagano it was an interview with Goodman's mother
which sealed the deal for him, explained the film-
"I sort of went on board with the project once I did
an interview with the mother of one of the slain civil
rights workers," said Pagano. "I was so blown away
by her that I signed up right then."
After the moving interview with Goodman's moth-
er, Dickoff and Pagano quickly got to work on the
"We had our first meeting in March 2004 and we
started filming in May 2004," Pagano said. "We start-
ed doing the film to bring attention to the 40th anni-
versary of these crimes and to bring pressure on the
state of Mississippi to open up this case."
"We were with the families and at the memorial
services and met the coalition that formed," Pagano
said. "The state finally indicted a Klansman who was
named back in 1964 in relation to the murders."
Pagano and Dickoff also had unprecedented access
to the man who was indicted, Edgar Ray Killen, an

Dickoff (left) and Pagano (right) get
reactions after the verdict was announced.

80-year-old Baptist preacher.
"Once they indicted him we were fortunate to have
him trust us to tell his story," said Pagano. "We had
unprecedented access to the Klansman and his fam-
ily and the families of the civil rights victims and the
"Timing can be everything and the timing of this
could not have been more perfect," said the film-
The two wrapped up filming in September 2005
and have been winning film festivals and awards
since Neshoba was first entered in the Boston Film
Festival in 2008.
The film resonates with so many people because of
its clear message of humanity, explained Pagano.
"For me the message is that in governments around
the world, and especially 1964, the people involved
in the civil rights movement -blacks, jews, students
and everyone they were deemed communists and
outside agitators," said Pagano. "When a government
labels someone it gives people the feeling that they
have the right to persecute those people. The same
thing goes on now, but they use a different term -ter-
"I think if you walk away with the realization that
the same kind of behavior still exists, and we're only
calling it different words now, then we did our jobs,"
said the filmmaker. "Also what we hope people take
away from the film is racial tolerance and the under-
standing that we all have the same blood running
through us."
Part of what makes the film so poignant is the ar-
chival footage used throughout, which Pagano is still
trying to purchase. Pagano and Dickoff can't distrib-
ute Neshoba to a national audience until they pur-
chase the rights to the archival footage and music in
the film to the tune of about $100,000.
The filmmakers will accept tax-deductible dona-
tions through the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
For more information about "Neshoba" or to donate,
check out neshobafilm.com/donate.

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CBCC Is Hosting Storm Water

Management Meeeting on January 11
Coral Bay residents are invited to attend a community meeting
on Monday, January 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the John's Folly
Learning Institute.
The Coral Bay Community Council, in partnership with the Vir-
gin Islands Resource Conservation and Development Council, will
discuss planned storm water management construction projects to
be implemented in Coral Bay with a portion of the $2.78 million in
NOAA-ARRA Coastal Habitat Restoration grant funds.
This work complements CBCC's Coral Bay Watershed Man-
agement Project and utilizes designs developed under CBCC's
EPA CARE grant. Construction will focus on eliminating or re-
ducing the most severe sediment plumes entering Coral Bay, and
will include work on public and private roads.
Work will be done in cooperation with homeowner's associa-
tions, Department of Public Works, and groups of residents who
maintain their local roads. Local contractors are encouraged to at-
tend to learn about bidding requirements. For more information,
call the CBCC office at 776-2099 or the V.I. RC&D office at 692-
6932, ext. 5.

Next SJHS Meeting Is January 12
The St. John Historical Society will host its January member-
ship meeting on Tuesday, January 12, at the Bethany Moravian
Church Hall, beginning at 7 p.m.
Featured speakers for the evening will be Don Drost and Roy
Watlington. The two will discuss a variety of interesting topics
from really ancient history to the location of local wells.
The evening promises to be spirited and informative. All are
welcome. Bring a neighbor or friend!

David Knight Leading Waterlemon Bay

Exploration with SJHS on January 23
The St. John Historical Society will explore the historical land-
scape of Waterlemon Bay on Saturday, January 23, beginning at 9
a.m. and starting from the Annaberg parking lot.
While the Annaberg sugar factory epitomizes singularity in co-
lonial-era industrial design and function, the sprawling remains at
neighboring Waterlemon Bay are a study in diversity.
Join historian David Knight for an in-depth exploration of what
was once the island's most active and densely-populated coastline.
This is a moderately difficult hike; wear sturdy hiking shoes and
appropriate protective clothing for sun and thorny bush.
Also pack sunscreen, bug repellent, a towel, plenty of drink-
ing water and a snack. Still cameras are welcome, but please, no
video or recording devices. SJHS activities are free to members
and guests; a donation of $25 per person from participating non-
members would be appreciated.

Flute Quartet Concert Set for January 6
Flute duet Rich Greengold and Katha Ricciardi will be joined
by two exceptional flautists Michael Banzhaf and Nancy Ruffer
for an annual flute quartet program on Wednesday, January 6, from
5:30 to 7 p.m. at Coconut Coast Studios.
Ruffer, who lives and performs in England, will be on St. John
visiting her parents. The quartet will be playing at the sunset cock-
tail party hosted weekly by Coconut Coast Studios. Enjoy live mu-
sic as the sun dips below the sky. Don't miss this special musical
Call Coconut Coast Studios at 776-6944 for more information.

St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010 3

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical Focus

The firework show as seen from atop Estate Bethany.

The Estate Contant overlook was crowded with New
Resort celebrated with a 15-minute fireworks display.

Residents, Visitors Ring in New Year

Celebrations, Fireworks Mark the Start of 2010

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Visitors from across the coun-
try and residents from across the
island converged on the beach in
Great Cruz Bay just before mid-
night on December 31, 2009, to
watch a firework show hosted by
the Westin Resort and Villas.
The show illuminated the sky
for about 15 minutes as fireworks
exploded overhead and residents
rang in the New Year with cheer.
While the popular Foxy's Old
Year's Night party on Jost Van
Dyke drew a crowd of hundreds,
concert-goers at Yacht Haven
Grand were disappointed when
headliner Bunny Wailer was a no-

Wailer was reportedly on a
flight to the U.S. Virgin Islands on
Wednesday afternoon, December
30, that had trouble landing at Cyr-
il King Airport on St. Thomas due
to poor visibility and high winds.
After attempting to touch down,
the plane was re-routed to Puerto
Rico where Wailer was report-
edly over-heard by several pas-
sengers as vowing to not get back
on the plane when it returned to St.
Thomas later that night. As New
Year's Eve revelers at Yacht Ha-
ven discovered, he was true to his
Several Cruz Bay and Coral Bay
restaurants hosted parties of their
own on New Year's Eve. Large
crowds were spotted at Morgan's

Mango, Hind's Restaurant, The
Beach Bar and Aqua Bistro among
others. After food and drinks, the
Westin beach was the place to be
at midnight on Love City.
While the VI. Police Depart-
ment responded to several reports
of loud music, it was a quiet night
in Cruz Bay. The night, however,
was not entirely without incident.
The most dramatic event re-
ported was a dog which tried to
run away from the fireworks by
swimming out to sea. The dog was
plucked from the waves by local
boaters about a mile offshore. As
of press time, Ziggy was reported
to be home with its owners and do-
ing fine.
Happy 2010!

January Rainfall
2.27 inches
February Rainfall
1.57 inches
March Rainfall
1.83 inches
April Rainfall
1.25 inches
May Rainfall
9.05 inches
June Rainfall
6.35 inches
July Rainfall
1.92 inches
August Rainfall
2.52 inches
September Rainfall
4.06 inches
October Rainfall
2.70 inches
November Rainfall
5.5 inches
December Rainfall
3.81 inches

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Classified Ads .................. 23
Community Calendar .........22
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Letters .......................1.... 6-17
Police Log ...................... 21
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4 St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010

Second Season of St. John Men's Flag

Football Action Kicks off January 12

St. John Tradewinds News Photo

"Air Force Two" at Cyril E. King
Airport on St. Thomas.

Bidens Vacationing

in the Virgin Islands

St. John Tradewinds
The White House Office of the Vice President
announced that U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
and his family were vacationing in the Virgin
Islands last week.
The White House Office of the Vice President
issued a short press release on Monday, Decem-
ber 28, announcing the vacation, on Water Island,
according to a St. John Tradewinds source.
"The Bidens will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands
for a holiday vacation with their family," accord-
ing to the release. "No public events are sched-

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The most exciting league in town is
about to start up again.
The second season of the popular St.
John men's flag football league will kick
off on Tuesday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m.
under the lights at Winston Wells ball
field in Cruz Bay.
Each game during last year's in-
augural season drew a huge crowd of
on-lookers who packed the bleachers
at Winston Wells ball field and filled
nearby streets.
Organizers expect the same level of
support this season, according to Brum-
mel Germain.
"We had eight teams last year and this
year we only have seven, but we have
seven solid teams," said Germain, who
helped organize the league and heads
up his own First Phase Bulldogs team.
"Most of the teams who played last year
came back. The whole island is really
buzzing about this again."
While the league's second season
launch was delayed a week, everything
is set to go on January 12, Germain ex-
"We were supposed to kick off the
season on January 5, which is what the

posters say," said Germain. "But there
was a lot of stuff behind the scenes that
had to be completed. We weren't able to
get everything together and some dead-
lines passed but we're ready to go for
January 12."
Starting Tuesday, January 12, one
game will be played on Tuesday nights at
7:30 p.m. and two games will be played
each Friday night starting at 7:30 p.m.
"We're bringing the 'Friday Night
Lights' feel to St. John," said Germain.
The 10 game season will have each
team facing off against each other at least
once. At the end of the regular season,
the top four teams will square off dur-
ing playoffs, with the top two remaining
going head to head in the championship
The league is kicking off its season
earlier this year in hopes of wrapping
up well before the St. Thomas Carnival,
Germain explained.
"Last year we ran into carnival on St.
Thomas and a lot of people in the league
are a part of the festivities over there,"
he said. "This year we're getting started
earlier so we can finish in early April."
Last season's champions Team Wes-
tin will back on the field to defend their
title against Island Raiders, Dynasty

from St. Thomas, Wild Cats, Prestige,
First Phase Bulldogs and Prime Time.
Germain's Bulldogs are looking for
some revenge this season after being
kicked out of the playoffs in the first
"We were undefeated during the reg-
ular season and then lost our first play-
off game so we have that monkey on our
backs," Germain said.
The players and supporters are look-
ing forward to another great men's flag
football season.
"We're really looking forward to
this," said Germain. "The turnout that
we had last year exceeded what we
thought it would be and we're really
hoping to build on that even further. It's
really turned into a great community
event which is what we want."
Anyone interested in joining a team
can still sign up for the league, which
is also still accepting donations to help
cover costs, Germain added.
"It takes quite a bit financially to keep
the league going so we're still accepting
donations and sponsors," he said.
To sign up for a team or to make a
donation call Germain at 998-0458 or
the Department of Housing, Parks and
Recreation at 776-6531.

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The St. John Band

Three nights at the luxury villa Kismet earned $1,900, the most of any item, during the
first on-line auction.

First On-Line Auction Raises $16,100

for Friends of the V.I. National Park

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Friends of V.I. National Park
wrapped up its first ever on-line
auction on Monday, December 20,
after pulling in $16,100.
Instead of hosting a traditional
auction at the non-profit group's
annual gala scheduled for Feb-
ruary 6 Friends hosted an on-
line auction this year hoping to
attract attention from members
across the country.
With proceeds exceeding ex-
pectations, this won't be Friends'
last internet auction, explained the
group's development director Nor-
een Cavanaugh.
"The auction was great," said
Cavanaugh. "We exceeded our
goal. Our maximum goal was to
raise $15,000 and we pulled in
"I think it would be a great idea
to do this again," Cavanaugh said.
The funds came from the suc-
cessful sale of 31 items, ranging
from luxurious stays at Caneel Bay
Resort and the exquisite villa Kis-
met to jewelry and gift certificates
to local restaurants, Cavanaugh
"I intentionally kept the sale
small because it was the first time
we were doing this and I didn't
want it to run amok," she said. "So
we had 31 items and 18 people
won those items."
The stay at Kismet was the top-
dollar earner in the auction, bring-
ing in $1,900. The Caneel Bay

R&I Patton's diamond
and gold petroglyph
necklace brought in $1,725.

stay garnered $1,750 and a neck-
lace from R&I Patton brought in
$1,725, according to Cavanaugh.
"We had one person who spent
$4,500 so that person won quite a
few of the bids," said the Friends
development director. "People re-
ally had a lot of fun bidding and
were able to win some great priz-
The on-line auction was such
a success due to the user-friendly
website and impressive items up
for bid, Cavanaugh explained.
"I had such good feedback,"
she said. "Everyone who used the
site said it was really user-friendly.
There were people who had never
been on eBay or anything and they
found it a really fun thing to do."
The internet forum allowed
Friends to reach a broader audi-
ence rather than hosting the auc-
tion on-island.
"Interestingly, 13 of the 18
people who won items were off-

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are people who visit St. John on a
regular basis or have a timeshare
or some connection here. One per-
son who won is getting married
here next April and she bid on a
boating excursion."
"We really did reach people in
a larger capacity than we would
have had we hosted a traditional
auction," said the Friends develop-
ment director. "These people were
not going to be here for the gala."
The auction's success, during
a time of economy uncertainty,
strengthened the non-profit group's
ability to continue its work, ac-
cording to Cavanaugh.
"And this is in a time when the
economy is still not in the best
shape," she said. "Just the fact
alone that we had really nice items,
speaks to how much people sup-
port the work that we're doing. We
also learned more about the people
who are interested in Friends."
"I believe that the auction al-
lowed us the opportunity to be
more in touch with our donors,"
said Cavanaugh. "We found out
more about the people who care
about Friends of VINP. This is just
one more way to reach out to the
great community."
The Friends 2010 gala will be
on Saturday, February 6, at Janet
and Martin Marshall's Great Cruz
Bay villa starting at 6:30 p.m. For
tickets or for more information
about Friends call the organization
at 340-779-4940.

6 St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010

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By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Creativity is bursting from the seams of Maho Bay
Camp's fabric tents with its exciting new lineup of
sustainable art classes which teach even amateurs
how to transform ordinary trash into works of art.
Maho's Trash to Treasures Art Center boasts an
array of new classes from fabric batik and glass
blowing to paper making and a variety of children's
arts and crafts that began November 23 and are
scheduled to run through August.
"We have added nine new classes this year in ad-
dition to the ones we already had with special classes
that will be available when more kids are at the camp-
ground," said Ginger Kreofsky, Maho's art director.
"Last year, we didn't have a whole lot of classes, but
this year we have more people on staff who are artists
and want to teach the classes on their days off."
After being away from Maho for the past four
years, Kreofsky said she is delighted with the new
classes on offer.
"Last year we had all of the Clay Works classes,
the sun catcher class, the glass blowing class and pa-
per making, but that was really it," she said. "So we
have added a lot more this year we have 18 classes
in total."
With Maho's two new glass studio classes Pull
a Glass Flower and Intro to Advanced Glass Blowing
- those with all different skill levels in the craft have
the opportunity to create beautiful pieces of art.
"The Pull a Glass Flower is just teaching a differ-
ent technique you aren't blowing glass, you are
manipulating the glass," she said. "And this is a great
way for people with less experience in glass blowing
to make something really beautiful."
Kreofsky said the intro to advanced glass blowing
class gives students more than just a greater knowl-
edge of the art. They also leave with their own per-
sonal creations: a paper weight; small glass rosebud;
and sun catcher.
But it is the free glassblowing demonstrations that
take place nightly from 6:30 to 10 p.m. that often

draw a crowd of spectators out to Maho.
"Watching the glass blowers at night is something
like a magic show people just love it," Kreofsky
said. "Even kids who won't sit still for a lot of ac-
tivities will sit here for three hours straight. Imagine
taking an old beer bottle and turning it into something
so amazing like a beautiful vase or a conch shell it
really does blow your mind."
Recycling used goods into art is the premise be-
hind Maho's art center and its new series of arts and
crafts classes for children are based on utilizing re-
cycled materials almost exclusively in classes such as
Origami Critters and Flower Folding which turn re-
cycled office paper and old magazines into delicately
folded pieces of art.
"Kids Arts and Crafts from Recyclables is for ages
4 and up and they can make anything from using
bottle caps to create mosaics to making cards from re-
cycled paper," Kreofsky said. "We also have a weav-
ing class where children use textiles and fabrics that
have been batiked to create a small wall hanging."
Kreofsky said a few more classes are slated to be-
gin after the first of the year an adult batiking class,
tie dye for kids and a class where children make trea-
sure maps out of old boat sails.
"The map making class is just a really neat class,
but it is very difficult to get the sails because people
use them for just about everything," Kreofsky said.
A list of classes is posted at Maho's activities sta-
tion, in its weekly newsletter and online at: http://
www.maho.org/OngoingClasses.cfm. Classes range
in price from $5 to $75 and are open to visitors and
locals by calling (340) 776-6226 and asking for the
activities department at ext. 212 or the art gallery at
ext. 248.
"The best thing about taking the art classes out at
Maho is the family environment it is what draws
so many people out here," Kreofsky said. "This is re-
ally a great opportunity for families to do things to-
gether and explore and use and create things using
recyclables. We have classes going on out here every
day of the week."

St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010 7

Barshinger Investigating Medical Helicopter Service Feasibility

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Helicopters are landing and tak-
ing off from the Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Center
these days, but the copters have
nothing to do with medicine.
There is no helicopter in the ter-
ritory devoted to transporting those
in need of medical care to nearby
hospitals, but the health center is
making use of its helipad by wel-
coming private commercial heli-
copters including one owned by
country music entertainer Kenny
Chesney for a small fee.
At just $75 per drop, the health
center is not making a significant
amount of money off the commer-
cial use of its helipad, explained
MKSCHC's administrator Harold
"It's not a significant revenue
generator for us," said Wallace.
"It's $75 per drop and we get a
couple a month."
Wallace has been busy gather-
ing information on the possibility

of bringing medical air service to
the territory at the request of Sena-
tor at Large Craig Barshinger. As
is often the case at the small health
center, expanding services is a
matter of money.
"Revenues do not exceed ex-
penses here, so for us to do that
type of service, there has to be a
subsidy from the government and
from the public," said Wallace. "If
they want to provide the dollars for
a helicopter service, we'd be more
than happy to provide it."
Barshinger has plans to meet in
early 2010 with Wallace and Sena-
tor Patrick Simeon Sprauve, who's
also interested in exploring the
possibility of funding medical air
service in the territory, to discuss
the findings of Wallace's research.
"Harold researched it thor-
oughly, and he has a lot of food for
thought," said Barshinger.
Helicopters are expensive to op-
erate, and it's unlikely that a heli-
copter devoted entirely to St. John
would be economically feasible,

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

A helicopter starts its descend as it lands at Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health Center in Estate

the senator at large continued.
"It needs to be done with
economic sense in mind," said
Barshinger. "We may find that it's
not incredibly expensive if we run

it between all three islands and
Puerto Rico, and do all our trans-
port by air."
There are rural towns with
smaller populations than that of St.

John with a dedicated air ambu-
lance service, Barshinger added.
"Why shouldn't we consider
it?" he said. "Why should we just
assume that we're stuck with the
Star of Life?"
The senator at large has not
heard a strong cry from St. John
residents who want air ambulance
service, and the possibility of such
a service is still in the very pre-
liminary stages. Barshinger would
be willing to fight hard for fund-
ing for the service if it's deemed
something St. John residents really
want, he explained.
"It's my duty as a senator who
lives on St. John to try and find out
if it's possible," he said. "If people
are really happy with the boat sys-
tem, we should just try and beef
that system up. We want to know
what the public wants."
Barshinger urged residents to
email him with their opinions on
air ambulance service for St. John
at senator(@barshinger.net.

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First Annual International World Championship Reindeer Ramble

St. John Tradewinds
The first annual International World Championship Rein-
deer Ramble sponsored by the St. John Landsharks was
hosted on St. John on Sunday, December 20.
The race was about a four mile run starting at Annaberg
going over the hill to Maho back to Francis, and ending at
Annaberg. The idea behind the event was to have a team
of three people tied together to complete the course two
reindeer and one Santa.
A total of 11 teams entered in the event. The winning
mixed team was Luigi Castillo, Jodie Tanino and Steve
Conley. Their combined ages equaled 150 years!
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and David Rosa.
The winning doe team went to Jude Woodcock, Trish
Stalter and Maggie Majette. The second place doe team was
Val Donaghue, Wendy Davis and Mandy Taylor sporting
very cute tanks made by Taylor.
The third place doe team went to Colleen Kramper, Ei-
leen Victor, and Karen Radtke, wearing cute shirts made by
Mike Kolb.
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escaping to run on his own.
There was also a shorter race for the fawns. Two made
an appearance and performed beautifully. Phoenix Rose and
Emily Wild both competed in a shorter course. Next year, it
is hoped that more fawns come out and play.
The entry fee for the event was cat or dog food, which
was given to the St. John Animal Care Center. Some people
gave generous money donations to the ACC as well.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the event, many
smelling from the evening of fun and games in the bars!
And thanks to all those who helped to make sure there were
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Schlesinger Gets $433 of Groceries

During 60-second Shopping Spree

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Bob Schlesinger collected all
the makings for a gourmet New
Year's Eve dinner at Starfish Mar-
ket on Thursday afternoon, De-
cember 31 for free.
Schlesinger won a 60-second
shopping spree at the supermar-
ket on the first floor of The Mar-
ketplace and filled his cart with
$433.68 worth of groceries.
Before he even entered the
store, however, Schlesinger had
a plan to ensure he captured just
what he wanted within a minute.
"My strategy is to have two
carts," said Schlesinger, who owns
Tropical Focus Photography. "I'll
have one for the meats and veggies
and then run to the other cart and
head for the frozen turkey area."
There was one item Schlesinger
made sure was in his cart at the
end of the shopping spree.
"I love Dunkin' Donuts coffee,
so I'm definitely going to get that,"
he said.
A spiral cut ham, two prime ribs,
a leg of lamb, two turkeys and fro-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Tropical Focus

Bob Schlesinger (left) and Edwin Hill of Starfish Market
after his 60-second shopping spree, where he raked in
more than $430 worth of groceries.

zen fruit also found their way into
Schlesinger's shopping cart.
As part of the store's grand re-
opening festivities last month,
management gave away numer-
ous $50 gift certificates and two

60-second shopping sprees.
Schlesinger's name was drawn
out of hundreds along with Lori
Barlas who will swing through the
store on January 4 for her 60-sec-
ond shopping spree.

Tourism Expands TV Ad Campaign

St. John Tradewinds
In keeping with its strategy
to entice potential visitors to the
territory through targeted mar-
keting initiatives, the Depart-
ment of Tourism is unveiling
a second wave of key-market
TV ads January 4 through 17,
to air on top affiliate networks
in some of the largest mainland
The new campaign will
consist of $684,718 worth of
30-second TV spots that will
reach residents in many of the
territory's key gateway markets
including Atlanta, Boston, Char-
lotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston,
Miami, Minneapolis, New York,
Orlando and Philadelphia.
The TV spots, which will
feature the Department's "You
Unscripted" creative, will air
during primetime network tele-
vision shows and local news-

casts. The ads will be custom-
ized across regions with the
logos and contact information
for the airlines and tour op-
erators that serve each specific
market. The campaign follows
the first wave of commercials
that aired across many of these
markets in November.
"We are entering the peak
period for booking travel to the
region and the department's
marketing strategy has been
designed to maximize interest
and drive bookings to the terri-
tory from our key markets this
winter season," said DOT Com-
missioner Beverly Nicholson-
Doty. "This additional spend on
regional advertising will help to
ensure that our local economy
receives a boost, while we sup-
port our key partner airlines and
tour operators."
Featured tour operators in-

clude American Airlines Vaca-
tions, Apple Vacations, Delta
Vacations, Liberty Travel, Sun
Country Vacations and US Air-
ways Vacations. Featured air-
lines offering direct or non-stop
airlift from the gateway mar-
kets include American Airlines,
Delta, Sun Country and US Air-
Launched in June 2009, the
"You, Unscripted" ads feature
travelers who have "lost" their
everyday identity and "found" a
new identity through their vaca-
tion experience.
The Mocko Jumbie logo,
along with icons and scenery
from St. Croix, St. John and St.
Thomas are featured throughout
the ads which communicate the
idea that visitors can script their
own fantasies of exploration,
adventure, romance and more in
the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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VIPD Continue Investigating
Murder of Juan Ayala
No Arrests Made
V.I. Police Department officials continued their
investigation last week into the murder of St. John
business owner Juan Ayala, who was gunned down
outside his Estate Pastory home just after 8 a.m. on
Monday, January 5.
VIPD officials, including Commissioner James
McCall, spent most of the day of the murder investi-
gating the scene outside the home of the well-known
Ayala, owner of the Cruz Bay landmark Cap's Place
across from the U.S. Post Office in Cruz Bay.

VIPD Shooting Investigation
Continues Two Years Later
Two years after a police chase ended in the shoot-
ing death of 18-year-old burglary suspect Michael
Freeman, the investigation into the incident contin-
Freeman was shot and killed on January 4, 2007,
after he and five other people fled V.I. Police Depart-
ment officers attempting to pull over their vehicle on
suspicion of a series of burglaries which occurred in
Fish Bay earlier that week.
Reports indicated that when officers stopped the
vehicle on Centerline Road near Centerline Con-
crete, the driver and another occupant of the vehicle
opened fire. Police returned fire on the vehicle.
It still has not been officially determined, howev-
er, whether the bullet that killed Freeman was fired
by a VIPD officer, and police have not released any
further details surrounding the case including to
Freeman's mother, Cleopha Bryan.

Anonymity Ensured with

Crime Stoppers Hotline
In the face of continually increasing crime across
the Virgin Islands a group of citizens is launching a
proven crime fighting program in the territory.
Formally launched during a Wednesday, January
7, kick-off on St. Croix Crime Stoppers USVI works
by offering cash rewards to people who provide tips
which lead to arrests. The program is based on ensur-
ing the anonymity of the tipsters, who call a stateside
1-800 number.
Once a person calls 1-800-222-8477, which is an-
swered by a professional service in the Washington,
D.C. area, they share their information and are as-
signed a pin number. The tipster is asked to call back
to check the progress of the case and see if any ad-
ditional information is requested. Callers are never
asked to identify themselves.

Can You Find It?

Can you find the iguana hiding in this

VINP Senior Protection
Specialist Brown Retires
Senior Protection Specialist Schuler Brown re-
tired on December 31, 2008, after 27 years of ser-
vice with the National Park Service.

St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010 11

Looking Back at
Tektite 40 Years Later
Celebration Set for Feb. 15
On Sunday, February 15, the VI. Envi-
ronmental Resource Station on the remote
southern shore of St. John will be the cen-
ter of activity for history buffs and marine
science fans celebrating the 40th anniver-
sary of Tektite I.
"I traced the roots of Tektite
back to the cold war and the
nuclear arms race going on
back then. It's my conclusion
that the U.S. had come to
feel very vulnerable and very
paranoid about falling behind
the Russians."
Bruce Schoonover, board member
St. John Historical Society

St. John Man Busted
with 17 Ziplock Bags of
Marijuana in Cruz Bay
V.I. Police Department officials on St.
John arrested Devon David Crook on Sat-
urday, January 3, on suspicion of selling
marijuana in Cruz Bay.
A citizen made a report that a man was
selling marijuana near FirstBank in Cruz
Bay at 4:35 p.m. on January 3. At 5:15 p.m.
that day, VIPD officials arrested Crook and
charged him with possession of a con-
trolled substance with intent to distribute,
according to the police blotter at Leander
Jurgen Command.

Researchers Looking at
Sediment To Link Land
Activity to Coral Health
With coral reefs in decline world-wide
a group of marine scientists on St. John
has been taking a closer look at how land-
based activities impact ocean life.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Sarah

Gray of the University of San Diego's
marine science and environmental studies
department has been collecting sediment
samples from several bays around St. John
over the past two years to study the make-
up of the sediment.

Friends of VINP Express
Hope and Optimism
at Annual Meeting
"In these really difficult
times, I am hopeful about
land conservation. The good
news for land conservation
is that land values are down,
which gives us a second bite
at the land use apple. When
times get tough, people turn
to what values most."
Will Rogers, president and CEO
Trust for Public Land

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The U.S. Virgin Islands made its 2009
primetime television debut Monday night,
January 12, when the reality dating show
"Momma's Boys" aired on televisions
across the country on primetime network
station NBC.

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Unforgettable Memories
from Virgin Islanders
Many Virgin Islands residents
were among the hundreds of thou-
sands of people who braved the
frigid Washington D.C. tempera-
tures to watch President Barack
Obama take the oath of office on
Tuesday, January 20, including
St. John Tradewinds' own student
writer Malik Stevens and Stepha-
nie Roberts of St. Thomas.

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Day of Service
About 36 St. John residents
joined a nation-wide movement
to turn Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day into a day "on" instead
of a day "off."
The National Day of Service
idea was launched several years
ago by the non-profit MLK
Day organization, but really
gained momentum this year
when President Barack Obama
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Thanks to Trunk Bay admission fees and the Na-
tional Park Service, the VI. National Park will have
more than $1 million of maintenance work complet-
ed this year.
The projects range from improving the bathrooms
at the VINP visitor center in Cruz Bay to overhauling
the Red Hook VINP dock, which is in dire condi-
tion. First up is the restoration of the Lameshur ruins,
which park superintendent Mark Hardgrove hopes to
begin work on as soon as the park's new chief of
maintenance arrives on island this week.

First St. John Greeters Welcome
Tourists at Port Authority Dock
After months of planning, the Department of Tour-
ism (DOT) kicked off the St. John greeter program
on Friday morning, January 23.
Cindy Jurgen and Oscar James were stationed at
the V.I. Port Authority Dock starting at 8 a.m. on
Friday morning to welcome guests arriving from the
Azamara cruise ship.
Jurgen and James offered visitors a complimen-
tary sample of ice cold Cruzan Rum and answered a
variety of questions. Carl Freeman was even on hand
playing steel pan music for the arriving guests.
Reverend Dr.
Last Thursday, Jan-
uary 15, St. John lost
long-time resident
Reverend Dr. Em-
manuel Jaggernauth
of the Cruz Bay Bap-
tist Church.

Susana Gourley Passes
After a long illness with COPD, Susana J. Gour-
ley passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2009.
She was a resident of Stoneham, Massachusetts, and
the retired business manager of The Gifford School
in Weston Massachusetts. Susana was a longtime
owner of a unit at Gallows Point Resort. Every res-
taurant, every business, every beach, every resident,
and every square foot of the island of St. John was
her favorite. She was in love with that island, so
much so, that one of her last wishes was that half of
her ashes be strewn over various parts of the island.
The other half is to be buried with her long time
friend Bob Chase.

WATCH OUT: New Speed
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Department of Public Works officials
installed two new speed bumps on Cen-
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Supreme Corner heading east.

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Books Getting Moved Back
Into Renovated Library
With renovations to the historic building
complete, Elaine I. Spruave Librarian
Carol McGuinness and crew began
moving books back on the library's
shelves last week.
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First and foremost, I would like to focus on the solid waste management
aspects of the Alpine waste-to-energy projects. From a historical perspective,
since the failed STEP solid waste project in the 80s to Caribe Waste Technol-
ogy in the 90s, several solid waste projects that proposed waste-to-energy
technologies have met their demise due to unproven technologies, failure to
obtain financing, and lack of interagency communications and cooperation.
These Alpine projects combine proven technologies, 100% financing, and
successful simultaneous negotiations in the best interest of the Water and
Power Authority, the Waste Management Authority and the residents of the
Virgin Islands.
The result: the only viable long-term, sustainable waste management
solution AND not a moment too soon. These projects fully integrate materi-
als and energy recovery strategies for recycling/reuse and alternative/renew-
able energy production. WMA negotiated and signed contracts which sig-
nificantly enhance recycling and reuse, maximize the energy recovered from
waste, and permit the long overdue phased final closure of both landfills.

EPAAdministrative 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 transmitted draft consent
decrees for both landfills with respect to Clean Air Act compliance 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 mil-
lions 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 land-
fills, off-island disposal, recycling, and waste-to-energy? Locating and con-
structing new landfills in the territory has proven to be less feasible due to
limited land space, environmentally sensitive areas, and neighboring residen-
tial communities. In the 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,
and possibly longer, after the landfills are closed, they must continue to be
managed at an annual expense to the taxpayers. In reality, they must be man-
aged in perpetuity.
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 a similar amendment for Hawaii to transport solid waste to
the mainland, this amendment process is projected to take 1-2 years. Off-is-
land disposal will effectively export our local economic resources for waste
processing funds and jobs and will transfer our renewable energy resource
to benefit the recipient community.
The Authority is fully committed to maximizing recycling in the Ter-

ritory. Wastes that are screened and removed, such as scrap metal, white
goods, scrap tires, lead-acid batteries, e-waste, used oil, and household haz-
ardous waste, will continue to be diverted to existing and planned facilities
for transportation to mainland recycling facilities. New convenience centers
with recycling and household hazardous waste collection centers are cur-
rently under construction. In addition, the planned Alpine waste-to-energy
project will recover significant quantities of recyclable materials including
ferrous and nonferrous metals and glass.
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 combus-
tion technologies have been received by many Virgin Islands governmental
agencies and offices. In the late 90s, the Department of Public Works solic-
ited proposals which resulted in the Caribe Waste Technology project. It did
not advance to an executed contract because it did not reflect the best interest
of the electrical 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 BioEnergy to review and evaluate in depth. During our proposal evalu-
ation, the Evaluation 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 included waste as a fuel. The Alpine Energy Group
waste to energy proposal was submitted in response to WAPA's Request for
Proposals issued in December 2007. Upon reviewing this proposal, WMA
rejected the initial draft Fuel Supply Agreement proposed by Alpine and
opted to negotiate a full-service solid waste management contract that inte-
grates materials recovery for recycling and reuse and long term solid waste
disposal through thermal energy recovery. Over a period of ten months,
the Authority's 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 and recyclable materials will be removed for
processing and/or direct marketing or reuse. The organic fraction remaining
will be shredded, sterilized, and pelletized for storage, handling, transporta-
tion, and combustion. The refuse-derived fuel fluff or pellets will be fired
in a fluidized bed burner (gasifier) along with a combination of secondary
and opportunity fuels including pet coke, tires, and sewage sludge. Non-
processible solid waste including metals and glass will be separated by the
process and recycled.
The conventional waste processing system will convert processible
solid waste to shredded refuse derived fuel. When operating in the optimized
mode, the system will also sterilize and pelletize the refuse derived fuel for
storage, handling, and transportation to ensure continued operation availabil-

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ity. Unlike our mainland counterparts, we do not have any alternative waste
disposal options within the Territory. These additional optimized system
components have been included to address the unique realities faced by insu-
lar 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 primarily of well proven conventional waste
processing equipment and machinery shredders, screens, conveyors, and
classifiers that has been in successful operation for over 30 years. The
sterilizer unit, which will be used to optimize the process as needed for stor-
age, handling, transportation and combustion the RDF, is a newer technol-
ogy tested for several years and recently placed in operation in a facility in
Aruba. In the event that the Company experiences any problems with these
enhanced technologies, the system is designed to allow these components to
be bypassed. The pelletizing system, although not used extensively in RDF
processing systems in the US, employs equipment that has been in several
RDF processing systems in Europe.

Environmental Risks and Benefits
EPA and its consultants that specialize in air plume modeling, have very
extensive, demonstrated expertise and will serve as the independent, tech-
nical experts. Using their well-established guidelines and statistical data-
bases for the air permit process, they will determine and develop the permit
requirements for these facilities that will best protect public health and the
The primary benefit of the projects is that when the waste-to-energy
construction is completed and ready to accept waste for processing, the
landfills will FINALLY be closed. Environmental detriments from landfill-
ing additional waste including primarily the generation of ozone deteriorat-
ing greenhouse gases will be eliminated. 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 ser-
vice fees, will be ~$18M. The Virgin Islands generates -220,000 tons of solid
waste per year. The projects are designed to treat a total of 182,500 tons per
year Territory-wide. The Table below shows the island district breakdown of
estimated waste quantities and annual service fees.

Waste Per Service Debt Total Annual
Tonnage Ton Fees Service Fees

109,500 $128 $7,777,810* $3,074,132 $10,851,942

73,000 $95 $6,910,484 -0- $6,910,484

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 solid waste disposal alternatives and to similar waste-to-energy
projects in insular areas.
Give the multiple available disposal options on the mainland, landfill
costs on the mainland must be competitive and are generally lower than those
in insular areas where there are usually limited disposal options.

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

St. Thomas $95 $75 $150-$350

Also, with an abundance of available land on the mainland, landfills
are typically less costly compared to waste-to-energy 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 usually less favorable when compared to waste-to-energy

Alternatives outside the territory exceed proposed annual service fees for
waste-to-energy and do not offset energy or environmental costs associated
with displacement of fossil fuels with refuse derived fuel. Off-island disposal
is estimated to range from $150-$300 per ton.

Overall, comparatively, the waste-to-energy service fees are comparable
to those for available, viable alternatives. Service fees for several selected
waste-to-energy RDF facilities throughout the United States are shown in the
table below.


Virgin Islands





Start Up






Tons per






Cost per Ton

$110 ($95)*





*The VI cost for operating costs only is $95 per ton.

**Recently, Hawaii negotiated fees in the $125 per ton range for expansion
of RDF Facility.

It should be noted that the start-up year indicates that the for the older
facilities debt service payment may have been retired and, thus, the cost per
ton reflects the 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. It is interesting to note that the new BVI
solid waste combustion facility does not recovery energy and the disposal
cost ranges from $60-70 per ton.

In conclusion, the project costs for the status quo "Do Nothing" alterna-
tive 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.

16 St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010

Prevention of Violence

Against Women Grant Application

Deadline: January 13

St. John Tradewinds
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen is alerting eligible
public and private entities of the upcoming deadline for grant
funding available from the Department of Health and Human Ser-
vices (HHS) Regional Office on Women's Health.
The Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls grant op-
portunity is available to entities such as public and private non-
profit organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based
organizations, national organizations, colleges and universities,
clinics and hospitals, government agencies and tribal government
agencies. Applications must be received by January 13, 2010 at
5 p.m.
Funding is available for specific events or activities intended to
prevent, raise awareness of, or respond to the epidemic of violence
against women and girls in the United States and its territories.
Violence against women and girls encompasses intimate part-
ner violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse,
stalking, emotional and verbal abuse; as well as teen violence,
bullying, human-trafficking, and other forms of trauma or abuse.
Special consideration will be given to applications that address
the prevention of teen violence including dating violence, bully-
ing and gang activity.
Up to five projects will be awarded to Region II, which in-
cludes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands, for a maximum award of $2,000 per project.
Submit applications to owhapplication@jsi.gom or mail to JSI,
ATTN: Megan Hiltner, 1725 Blake Street, Suite 400, Denver, Col-
orado 80202. For more information, visit www.womenshealth.
gov/owh/about/ or call 1-866-224-3815.


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Recently a young student, Malik Stevens, described
his first semester at Georgetown University in these
pages. He praised the courses he took, except for his-
tory which he found boring.
Full disclosure having taught at various uni-
versities in the past decades, this is a criticism with
which I've painfully familiar. However, there is an
implicit issue contained within that criticism, namely:
Why study history anyway?
Many students, indeed many Americans, assume
that remote events, such as wars, treaties, congres-
sional acts, etc., because they are not and cannot be
directly experienced are of no relevance in their daily
lives and can be ignored. The remainder of this piece
will try to show the flaws in that view.
Historical events have long range consequences
which, though perhaps obscure, have contemporary
effects. All one needs is the knowledge and the wit
to connect the dots. So let's trace the current implica-
tions of a remote event the Civil War and its key
battle at Gettysburg in July 1863.
Gettysburg was the decisive battle of the war. It
marked both the high point of the Confederacy, its
troops had invaded a northern state, as well as its low
point. The defeat of Southern arms was the beginning
of the end of rebellion.
Following the war, the South underwent a recon-
struction which failed to create Lincoln's promise
of a new nation and an interracial society. In 1877 a
compromise was struck that withdrew Federal troops
from the South, there were less than 10,000, and 4
million African Americans in the words of a newspa-
per, "Disappeared from the field of national politics.
The nation will have nothing more to do with them."
Fast forward to 1913.
That year was the fiftieth anniversary of the battle
of Gettysburg. President Wilson, Southern born and
a former head of the University of Virginia, decided
that the time for national reconciliation had arrived
and proposed a jamboree at the former battlefield to
which all the surviving veterans of the war would be
Hundreds of veterans, from both sides of the con-
flict, attended. The event became a national celebra-
tion and a photograph published in nearly every news-
paper depicted two lines of veterans, the blue on one
side facing the grey on the other shaking hands across
a stone fence. The symbolism was clear: The nation
was one, the old wounds had healed and America
would progress to a brighter future. Except for one
During the Civil War 200,000 African American

A passenger airline goes missing for one and a half
hours on the way to (past) Chicago. No contact with
FAA and no military aircraft is sent to up.
A Nigerian man whose father told U.S. authorities
two months ago his son was intent on doing damage
to the U.S. is given a visa to the U.S. and tries to blow

men fought for their liberty on the Union side (about
twenty percent, or eight hundred thousand slaves, es-
caped from the South to the North during the con-
Not a single one of the black veterans was invited
to the celebration, although they were visible as ser-
vants and laborers. The exclusion of the black veter-
ans was a clear indication of the irrelevance of Afri-
can Americans in the affairs of the nation.
Shortly after a group of Southern women asked if
a privately funded monument to the fallen heroes of
the South's Lost Cause could be placed in Arlington
Cemetery. The monument was erected and ever since
the 1920s the presidents have placed two wreaths
there, one at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and
the second at the Confederate site.
It is the usual practice for presidents to place a
wreath at the WWI site, but most have had someone
else go to the other site. Fast forward to this year.
A number of historians, organized by James Loe-
wen, sent a letter to President Obama signed by some
of the most eminent historians well known for pub-
lishing widely on the Civil War. The letter, which
can be accessed at www.hnn, asked President Obama
to cease the practice of honoring the Confederate dead
with the placement of a wreath.
The letter argues this is a loose paraphrase -
that while these fallen may have fought bravely, the
cause for which they died was despicable, because
slavery was based on terror, tyranny and, ultimately,
It is unknown who read the letter at the White
House, but the response reflected a rather clever com-
promise. The White House discovered a monument
to African American soldiers somewhere in Washing-
ton and last Veteran's Day three wreaths were used,
although the president only appeared at the WWI
The historians don't seem mollified by the new
practice and will raise the issue again. For some of
them, the nation should not honor those who would
have destroyed it to preserve white supremacy and
rule by racists.
The placement of the wreath at the Confederate
site contradicts both Lincoln's vision of an interra-
cial society and the ideals of the Declaration of Inde-
pendence. The nation still needs some work to do to
achieve these ends and that is not a remote matter.
Jay Zawacki, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Social Science
College of General Studies, Boston University

up a plane.
I go to work on the ferry to St. John and TSA
checks my bags, my ID, asks me if I am an American
and does a body pat down. My friends, this country is
in very serious trouble.
Greg Miller

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Why Study History Anyway?

"Country Is in Very Serious Trouble"

St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010 17

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Gifft Hill School Accepts Biddle's Resignation

On behalf of the Boards of the Gifft Hill School, master.
I wanted to inform the St. John community that we The board will begin a search process immediately,
have accepted the resignation of Ben Biddle, our looking both nationally and locally for the right can-
headmaster, effective December 29. didate for GHS as we continue on our mission to open
Ben served GHS for years, growing from a posi- hearts, minds and doors for children on St. John.
tion on the faculty into the administration and finally, We feel confident that there will be a smooth tran-
the headmasters job. Having grown into the school's sition into the new year and want to thank everyone
leadership, Ben oversaw substantial changes at GHS, for their tremendous support of the institution and its
including institutional growth, growth in student pop- goals.
ulation, physical size and organizational styles and Miles Stair,
values, and we thank him for his many contributions. GHS Foundation Chair
Ed Deusser, current upper school principal, and a Michael Barry,
former principal of the Pine Peace School, will im- GHS Administrative Board President
mediately assume the duties of head, as Interim Head-

A Valuable Seminar

VIVA! sponsored Lynda Wooding (lyndawooding. This was my way of showing my commitment to
com) to do a free seminar about relationships/com- the VIVA! team by providing them with the tools for
munication in business and personal life. It was ter- their own personal success and rewarding them for
rific and we had great feedback from the attendees, their loyal service. We not only want our team to be a
We were hoping to provide an educational op- shining example to the locals but to also represent St.
portunity to St. John residents who were interested John positively to guests and villa owners.
in gaining a fresh, positive perspective during these Lynda's training was invaluable. As a business
challenging economic times, owner, I feel this is important to share this informa-
Also, we have hired Lynda to provide team build- tion with other companies throughout the Virgin Is-
ing and executive coaching services for VIVA! Villas lands so that they can also kick start their businesses
and our staff embraced her training. She has improved for 2010.
morale and helped to enhance our work environment Angie Smith
through interactive exercises and information.


Kathleen M. Damon

Kathleen Damon, 75, wife of the late Roger C.
Damon, formerly of Northampton, Massachusetts,
passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009, at her
home on St. John
Born in Northampton on February 4, 1934, Kath-
leen was the daughter of Dolphus G. Fournier and
Catherine (Lonergan) Fournier. She went to St. Mi-
chaels and graduated from Northampton High school
in 1952.
Kathy was a devoted wife and worked side by
side with her husband Roger to build their home in
Northampton, a self-sustaining/green camp in New
Hampshire, their self-sustaining retirement home in
St. John and also a rental villa in St. John.
She was always by Roger's side in any endeavor
he took on taking five children on a vacation cross
country in a VW bus and pop-up camper to Califor-
nia and back, starting and expanding his businesses
Whitewater, DW Corporation and Wilderness Mold,
family canoe trips down the Alligash Wilderness Wa-
terway in Maine, and moving away from everything
to St. John.
In the midst of raising her five children, Kathy went
back to school and earned her degree in nursing from

Smith Vocational. She worked at Cooley Dickenson
Hospital and Hampshire County Nursing Home as an
After retiring from nursing, Kathy provided day
care for her grandchildren as well as other children.
She enjoyed volunteering in the first grade at Guy
Benjamin School in St. John an sharing her homes
with vacationing family and friends.
Kathy was preceded in deathby her husband Roger.
She leaves her brother and his wife, Jack and Jackie
Fourier of Easthampton; her five children, Larry Da-
mon and his wife Rose of Northampton, Debby Ray-
mond and her husband Paul formerly of Southampton
and currently residing on St. John, Diane Haskell and
her husband David of Southampton, Kate Raymond
and her husband Mark of Easthampton, and Michael
Damon and his wife Diana of Hadley; 13 grandchil-
dren; four great-grandchildren; her husband's broth-
ers and sisters; several nieces and nephews; and a few
long-time friends.
Kathy is together again with Roger. She wished
not to shadow the holidays for her family and friends.
Services and a celebration of life will be scheduled
and announced at a later date.

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 68
Under Investigation: 68
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Homicide: 1
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 5
Under Investigation: 5
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

3rd Degree Burglaries: 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.

18 St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010

Working Out
Strengthens our Lives


F-er r 2-, 20ii -eniu

St. John Film
Society Offers
Free Monthly
St. John residents won't
have to travel off-island to
screen an interesting in-
dependent flick anymore,
thanks to a group of St.
John filmmakers and film

Debra Baronville Passes
Services were Friday, January 30, for Debra Bar-
onville, who died on January 26.
F 9- 1 2009

Personal Trainers Available
State of the Art Equipment
Group Classes Available



Minor Arrested for Burglary
Police on St. John arrested a 16-year-old minor on
Saturday, January 24, and charged him with third-
degree burglary, petit larceny and unlawful entry in
connection with a burglary which occurred on Janu-
ary 1 at Harbor the Village office on St. John.
The minor, who is originally from St. Lucia,
was arrested after being positively identified as the
person who entered a business and removed cash,
according to V.I. Police St. Thomas/St. John Chief
Rodney Querrard.
The minor was released into the custody of his
parents pending his court appearance.

USVI Boat Captain Caught in
BVI Waters with Cocaine Haul
A well known licensed USVI captain and one
crew member have been charged with being in pos-
session of a large quantity of cocaine on the sailing
vessel Captain Ron.
They were each taken into custody earlier this
month, after pleading not guilty in a British Virgin
Island Magistrate's Court.
Captain Ronald Weisel, a 58-year-old U.S. citizen
who resides in the Virgin Islands, reportedly aboard
the Captain Ron, was charged jointly with his crew
member Hillary Toussaint, 41, of Grand Bay, Domi-
nica, with importation of drugs, possession with in-
tent to supply, and possession of cocaine.

Stevens Wins
GHS Poetry
Out Loud
Malik Stevens was the first place winner of the
Gifft Hill School's Poetry Out Loud: National Reci-
tation Contest.
Trichelle Gumbs took second place in the contest
and Kanika Liburd came in third place.

Roundabout Construction
Ahead of Schedule
Cruz Bay Roundabout
Construction To Change
Road Grade for Visibility
"The idea is to be able to have
a clear view of everything moving
around in that roundabout. Right
now it's such a steep grade you
really can't see the traffic going in
and out." -Thomas Jones, DPW liason

GBS Parents Call for
Crossing Guard at Bus Stop
Every weekday afternoon just as construction
workers are rushing to catch the ferry, Guy Benja-
min School students are dropped off their bus in the
high-traffic street across from the Bureau of Motor
Vehicles parking lot with not a crossing guard in
sight and parents have had enough.

Third Circuit Expected To Rule
on V.I. Property Tax Case Soon
"The vast majority of the issues
the government raised in the St.
John case are identical to the is-
sues raised in this appeal. I suspect
Judge Gomez will wait until the
Third Circuit rules before moving
ahead..." Jim Derr, attorney
St. John Unity Day Group

St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010 19


Frank Gutschow Arrested for Stealing
Backpacks in VINP, Pleads Guilty
A man who was living illegally in a tent in the Brown Bay area was
arrested two weeks ago after VI. National Park rangers caught him steal-
ing red-handed.
Frank Gutschow was arrested by VINP Law Enforcement Rangers
on Friday, January 23, after he was spotted stealing backpacks in the
Leinster Bay area.
Gutschow, who is in his mid-50s, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in
Federal Court and was sentenced to six months in jail, which he will
serve in a federal penitentiary in North Carolina, according to VINP Act-
ing Chief Ranger Jeff Mihan.

New Police Cruisers
V.I. Police Department officers
received a new fleet of vehicles last
week, some of which were parked in
front of the former Front Yard Bar.

Pan Dragons Perform at
Opening of STX Agrifest 2009
After enduring about a 3-hour boat ride from St.
Thomas, the Love City Pan Dragons of St. John
performed during the opening ceremony of the
St. Croix Agrifest 2009. The island's steel band
played the National Anthem and the Virgin Islands
March on Saturday, February 14 for event-goers,
including Governor deJongh.

Introducing our NEW experience in fine dining


Friends 20th Anniversary Gala

Garners More Than $30,000
Hundreds of guests gathered for a special fundraiser at
Rob Blakenly's majestic Peter Bay point house Presidio del
Mar to support the Friends of the VINP.

sSt. Thomas
Magazine Amazes
"For St. Thomas to be a vi-
able destination in the interna-
tional community, people need
to get reassociated with the
island. I think we've lost sight
of what and who St. Thomas
is, but now St. Thomas Maga-
zine has pointed us in the right
Felipe Ayala, St. Thomian

VINP Officials Unearth a Cannon
V.I. National Park officials got a big surprise when they recently
moved a back pile of dirt behind the maintenance area a cannon.
"Years and years ago, before my time, someone put a container back
behind the maintenance shed and there was a big pile of back fill under
it," said VINP Archaeologist Ken Wild. "The maintenance crew was
moving the dirt and when they got down towards the bottom of it there
was a cannon."


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20 St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010

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.

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).

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F a 2 20Ii 0 -cni e

Presidio del Mar Tops Local
Real Estate Offerings
A new house on the market has shattered the re-
cord of priciest digs on St. John but clients aren't
blinking an eye, according to the co-listing agent.
Presidio del Mar was recently listed on the St.
John MLS for $32 million, but not one client has
expressed surprise at the price tag, according to co-
listing agent Christie O'Neil, a partner in Holiday
Homes of St. John Inc.
"Everyone who has seen the estate thinks it is
worth every penny," said O'Neil. "This property is
incomparable it is undoubtedly the finest estate in
the Caribbean, with a location unlike any other. It is
the Caribbean estate to which all others will aspire."

Ninth Annual

JESS Gala Garners Only
$50,000, But Crowd
Enjoys Great Time
Julius E. Sprauve School staff, alumni and sup-
porters packed Caneel Bay Resort for the 12th an-
nual school gala fundraiser on Saturday evening,
February 7, which garnered about $50,000 for the
Cruz Bay public school.
While tickets to the gala sold out, live and silent
auctions only brought the amount raised to almost
half of what is normally raked in at the event, ex-
plained JESS principal Mario Francis.

St. John Recycling
Committee Off and Running
The fledgling St. John Recycling Committee has
been meeting for a little more than six months, but
has already made big strides in reducing the island's
waste stream.
With a core group of about 12 people, the com-
mittee officially a St. John chapter of the Recy-
cling Association of the Virgin Islands (RAVI) -
has succeeded in launching aluminum can recycling
across the island.

Baby Scott
On Monday, Febru-
ary 2, at 4:03 p.m. little
Scottie Culver was born
weighing 4 pounds, 3.4
ounces and measuring
17.5 inches. He is eight
weeks premature but do-
ing fabulously so far.

-Fu. I1 "

Students Enjoy 18th
Annual Folk Life Festival
Despite the threat of rain, students from across
St. John and St. Thomas converged on Annaberg
Sugar Planation Ruins last week to enjoy the sights,
sounds and tastes of the 18th Annual St. John Folk
Life Festival.

hours organizing, canvassing and hosting the Folk
Life Festival at the Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins
in the V.I. National Park for a simple, but powerful
reason to ensure local culture is not forgotten.
"I started this all those years ago to promote the
Virgin Islands' culture, history, tradition, customs
and beliefs," said Georges, who has been a VINP
ranger for 30 years.

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Crime Stoppers USVI

Crimes of the Week

St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's to solve the follow-
ing crimes. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what
law enforcement needs to identify the suspects.
St. John
A robbery occurred at 251 Estate Enighed on December 22 at
about 11:40 p.m. The victim was tied up and robbed at knife point
by two Spanish-speaking males who took a large amount of cash
from the victim. The minimum reward for the arrest of these rob-
bers is $892.
V.I. Police Department officials need the community's assis-
tance in identifying the persons) who broke into a Suzuki Vitara
on November 16 at about 8:45 a.m. in the area of Frank Street in
Cruz Bay. A Dell laptop, Alpine amplifier, Sony speakers, Clarion
equalizer, and other stereo equipment were stolen.
St. Thomas
Police need the community's help in identifying the killers) of
a male who was shot to death in the area of PMP basketball court
on December 19 at about 5:40 a.m. Please help police identify the
killerss. The minimum reward for the arrest of the suspects) is
St. Croix
December 20 at about 10 p.m., three black males robbed and
assaulted three individuals at gun point as they were leaving the
Golden Palace Bar on Queen Street in Frederiksted.
One victim was robbed of his gold chain and another was shot
several times as he ran away. The three robbers then fled in an
easterly direction. Help police identify these robbers. The mini-
mum reward for the arrest of these suspects is $892.
Community members can submit tips to Crime Stoppers USVI
at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tips are completely anonymous,
and the stateside operators are bilingual. Tipsters can also sub-
mit tips online at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by texting
"USVI" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).
If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or il-
legal drugs, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according
to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers
are eligible for these cash rewards.
Crime Stoppers has now paid 23 rewards averaging $821 each.
However, we have 24 unclaimed rewards which will expire six
months after the award date.
Anyone who submitted a tip, should check to see if they are en-
titled to a cash reward. Our technology makes it virtually impos-
sible for anyone to trace a tip. To learn how it works, visit www.


Land Line: 911

Cellular: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Dept: 340-693-8880

St. John Fire Station: 340-776-6333

St. John Police Report

Friday, December 18
7:01 a.m. A citizen c/r via
Central Dispatch that her brother
fell off a ladder in the area of Es-
tate Chocolate Hole. Accidental
4:20 p.m. An Estate
Enighed resident r/ an assault in
Cruz Bay. Assault in the first.
Saturday, December 19
12:34 a.m. A citizen r/
loud music in Estate Grunwald.
Loud music.
3:29 p.m. Central Dispatch
c/r three minor males lost in the
bushes in the area of Gift Hill.
Police assistance.
3:35 p.m. Central Dispatch
c/r an auto accident in the area
of Anaberg. Auto accident.
Monday, December 21
10:39 a.m. A visitor from
Washington, D.C. p/r items
damaged. Accidental damage.
Tuesday, December 22
1:07 a.m. An Estate Pow-
erboyd Plantation resident r/ that
someone broke into her home.
Burglary in the second.
7:54 a.m. -An Estate Grun-
wald resident r/ being involved
in an auto accident. Auto acci-
11:45 a.m. A female p/r
being sexually harassed by a
male in Cruz Bay. Sexual ha-
2:15 p.m. An Estate Adri-
an resident p/r that he loaned a
female $300 and she failed to
repay him. Police assistance.
7:45 p.m. -A Cruz Bay resi-
dent c/r he was assaulted by an
unknown individual.
11:40 p.m. A citizen c/r
that someone needs police assis-
tance in the area of Star Villas.
Robbery in the first.
Wednesday, December 23
10:20 a.m. A visitor from
Texas p/r an auto accident. Auto
1:30 p.m. Badge #1099 p/
with one Michael MacDonald
under arrest and charged with
aggravated assault and battery
and resisting arrest. Bail was set
at $2,500.
Thursday, December 24
12:51 a.m. A citizen c/r
that a vehicle struck a tree on

Centerline Road.
12:51 a.m. Government
of the Virgin Islands r/ someone
was driving while intoxicated.
Driving under the influence.
3:00 a.m. Badge #726 p/
with one Nathaniel C. Emerich
of Estate Grunwald under arrest
and charged with driving under
the influence. Bail was set at
$1,00 and he was transported to
the Bureau of Corrections on St.
10:20 a.m. An Estate Hard
Labor resident p/r having a dis-
turbance with a male.
10:13 p.m. An Estate
Anaberg resident c/requesting
police assistance. Suspicious
11:22 p.m. An Estate Car-
olina resident r/ that she and her
sister were assaulted. Assault
and battery.
Friday, December 25
12:24 a.m. A citizen c/r
loud music in Estate Grunwald.
Police assistance.
6:35 p .m. A citizen c/r a
man sleeping in the gazebo in
Cruz Bay park.
2:15 p.m. An Estate Bel-
levue resident r/ that she and her
sister were assaulted in the area
of Cruz Bay. Assault and bat-
5:30 p.m. An Estate
Enighed resident p/r loud music
in her neighborhood.
6:53 p.m. A citizen c/r an
auto accident aboard the barge.
Auto accident.
8:52 p.m. An Estate Pow-
erboyd Plantation resident c/r a
disturbance at her residence.
9:02 p.m. A citizen c/r loud
music. Loud music.
11:36 p.m. An Estate Ren-
dezvous resident r/ her friend
died. D.O.A.
Saturday, December 25
12:28 a.m. An Estate
Grunwald resident c/r loud mu-
sic. Loud music.
11:45 a.m. -An Estate Bel-
levue resident p/r a group of
children making a disturbance.
Police assistance.
1:45 p.m. A citizen p/r his
ex-landlord threatened him.
4:20 p.m. A visitor from

New York p/r that someone
stole his iPhone. Burglary in the
9:10 p.m. -An Estate Adrian
resident p/r someone unknown
ransacked her vehicle. Mali-
cious mischief.
Sunday, December 27
7:00 p.m. -AGreat Cruz Bay
resident p/r someone removed
her bag from her vehicle.
1:15 p.m. An Estate Beth-
any resident c/requesting police
assistance. Disturbance of the
8:49 p.m. Central Dis-
patch c/r a vehicle fire on Ro-
man Road. Vehicle fire.
Monday, December 28
12:20 a.m. A Calabash
Boom resident r/ an assault. Ag-
gravated assault and battery.
2:30 a.m. Badge #725 p/
with one Steven Dwayne White
of Calabash Boom under arrest
and charged with aggravated as-
sault and battery, D.V. Bail was
set at $1,000 and he was trans-
ported to the Bureau of Correc-
tions on St. Thomas.
2:30 p.m. A citizen r/ that
she was threatened. Disturbance
of the peace, threats.
Wednesday, December 30
3:00 p.m. Badge #1099 p/
with one J. Polius under arrest
and charged with first degree
burglary, D.V
3:00 p.m. A citizen p/r
that he lost his documents. Lost
Thursday, December 31
1:25 a.m. A citizen r/ a
male trying to break into a villa.
Attempted burglary.
11:45 p.m. An Estate
Carolina resident r/ that her car
was broken into and items were
removed. Tampering with a ve-
Friday, January 1
1:46 a.m. A citizen r/
hearing loud music in Estate
Enighed. Police assistance.
2:41 a.m. A citizen r/loud
music in Estate Pastory. Loud
5:38 a.m. A citizen c/r see-
ing a male trying to break into
the Tradewinds building. Suspi-
cious activity.

22 St. John Tradewinds, January 4-10, 2010

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.

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.
Wednesday, January 6
Flute duet Rich Greengold and Katha Ricciardi will be joined
by two exceptional flautists Michael Banzhaf and Nancy Ruffer
for an annual flute quartet program on Wednesday, January 6,
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Coconut Coast Studios.
Monday, January 11
Coral Bay residents are invited to attend a community meeting
on Monday, January 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the John's Folly
Learning Institute.
Tuesday, January 12
The St. John Historical Society will host its January member-
ship meeting on Tuesday, January 12, at the Bethany Moravian
Church Hall, beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 23
The St. John Historical Society will explore the historical land-
scape of Waterlemon Bay on Saturday, January 23, beginning at 9
a.m. and starting from the Annaberg parking lot.
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.
March (Date to be determined)
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.


Land Line: 911
Cellular: 340-776-9110
St. John Police Dept: 340-693-8880
St. John Fire Station: 340-776-6333

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Watersports Jobs!
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.

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$1200; Two bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1600; Two
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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

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

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

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

Long Term Fully
Furnished Coral Bay
Newer 2 Bed 2 Bath A/C
W/D $2000/mth Feb 1
Ron @715-853-9696

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

Coral Bay, Seagrape
Hill, view of Hurricane
Hole, clean, safe, quiet,
furnished 2 bedroom
$1400/month and 1
bedroom $1000/month.

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.

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.
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P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831


City, State, Zip

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Caribbean Villas & Resorts
tel. 1-800-338-0987
or locally 340-776-6152

Carefree Getaways on St. John
tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002

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

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

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

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

Appliance Services
Appliance Paul
"A i, ,, on, only on St. John"

Crane, Robert Architect, AIA
tel. 776-6356
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831

Barefoot Architect, Inc.
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831

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

#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI
The Marketplace (340) 776-6552

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

John McCann & Associates
fax 693-3366
info @realestateonstjohn.com
Located at Wharfside Landing

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

R&l PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, Chat @pattongold.com RestaL rants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831
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Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes @debbiehayes.com

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

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

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
Open Wednesday-Monday

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

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tel. 340-779-4982
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Sun Dog Cafe
tel. 693-8340
Located at Mongoose Junction

Sugar Birds
Located at Mongoose Junction

C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
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The Marketplace
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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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Caneel Welcomes New Tennis Director Kramer

St. John Tradewinds
Todd Kramer is the new Director of Ten-
nis at Caneel Bay Resort, according to Peter
Burwash International (PBI), the world's
leading tennis management company.
The 11-court tennis center has been under
the direction of PBI for more than 30 years
and is consistently ranked as one of best ten-
nis resorts in the world.
Kramer will oversee a variety of exciting
instructional programs and tennis activities
at Caneel Bay, including private lessons,
daily clinics, round robins and other social
and competitive events. Caneel Bay also of-
fers a full-service pro shop.
"We are pleased to have Todd join our
team to build on our legacy of great tennis,"
said Nikolay Hotze, Managing Director of
Caneel Bay. "Throughout 30 years with Pe-
ter Burwash, our guests have appreciated
the continuity of instruction, professional-
ism and personal service from one pro to the
"We look forward to Todd's leadership in
continuing to provide the finest tennis pro-
gram in the Caribbean," said Hotze.
A native of New Jersey, Kramer earned

a degree in Natural Resources from the
University of Connecticut and added his
Master's at Penn State. Prior to joining the
professional staff at Peter Burwash Interna-
tional, he honed his tennis teaching skills at
various clubs in Connecticut and Pennsyl-
vania, including the Guilford Racquet and
Swim Club and Penn State Tennis Center,
while obtaining his certification from the
During his career with PBI, Kramer has
coached internationally and directed tennis
programs at the Four Seasons Resort Punta
Mita in Mexico, the Four Seasons Hotel
Singapore and at Rancho Las Palmas Resort
in Rancho Mirage, California, host facility
of the prestigious Easter Bowl junior tennis
"Todd impressed everyone at Rancho Las
Palmas with his work ethic and exemplary
customer service," said PBI President, Pe-
ter Burwash. "He will bring to Caneel Bay
enthusiasm and fresh ideas, while continu-
ing the many traditions that have established
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Caribbean and keeps Caneel guests return-
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near Reef Bay yet near all mre
amnenitias ot Cruz Bay Villa
features prenrium firini tes
including iraverlnie floors. inle
rool anrlique brick & coral
patios khirctn with S10on, Coun-
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Greal vaiue al only $1.195.000

"The Love Shack" Featured
in national magazinesis located
on the secluded Island of
Lovango Cay just a ten minute
boal nde from St. John.
Powered by the sun and wind
this inlimrate post and beam
Deach front home with guest
cottage and spa is elegantly
furnished and outfitted with top
of the line appliances and
amenities in an open style floor
plan Jusl steps from the palm
mtudded sand beach and
shared boal dock. $2,250,000

"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry
two bedroom, two bath home in
beautiful Upper Carolina- Enjoy
unimpeded views of Coral Bay
Harbor and Bordeaux Mountain
across the valley. The master
suite is on the main level along
with the kitchen, dining. living
areas and deck. Spacious lower
level bedroom suite has sepa-
rate entrance and is already
plumbed for an additional
kitchen. Deeded beach rights at
Johnson's Bay for those who
enjoy watersports. $875,000

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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. $1,950,000.

"Calypso By The Sea" is a charming Caribbean style beachfront villa
with an impressive rental history located in tranquil Johnson's Bay
Estates a truly picturesque and idyllic tropical site Two luxurious master
Smiles separated by a central great room which includes kitchen dining
and living areas all opening up to an oversize deck with covered outdoor
dinmrig & a sunken spa Excellent condition & great rental history $1.7M
"Battery Hill Condos" Two lovely ground floor 2-bedroom units wtill
spacious, private sun decks and delightful water views Tasrelfully
furnished and completely air-conditioned these units are wralkirg
distance to town and Frank Bay Beach Just sleps away from born the
spacious pool deck amid iroplcal landscaping and the ample parking
aiea Excellent short lerm rentals. A perfect opportunity to have your
vacation condo and rent it while you are away $550.000 & $795,000

"Island Fancy" Classic Island home higr in Upper Rendezvous with
slunnng views from Thatch Cay to SL Thomas and south to SL Croix and
east o10 Ram s Head. This charming house features highlights of native
stone, open floor plan, large decks, mature landscaping and wonderful
privacy There is an apartment on the tower level, also with large decks
and storage. $2,950,000
\ Shopping Canter Investment opportunity in this brand new -elailtoffice
' buildings Built in 2009 Beautiful architecture with stone work columns
and arches Ample on-site parking and back up generator Great lenancy
E in place with supermarket bank branch day spa and more' Ideally
located on the South shore road walking distance Io tIe Westin Resort
and Guinea Grove Apartments Call Islandia 1or more details
"Seashore Allure" New waterfront Condos set a higher bar for qualr V
in SI. Jonn condos Just completed witn these features travertine bles
Brazilian hardwood floors natve stone work graceful arches framing
walei views. solid mahogany doors custom cabinets rain head
showers, bidets spa tubs stainless appliances storage lockers to
name a few Tne sounds of the surf cool breezes & beachfroni location
make these condos a tropical dream come true $1.97M to $3 39M

"VOYAGES BUILDING"' Rare opporlunily to own a combination commerciallresidential property
in the heart of Coral Bay between the Cocoloba Shopping Center & a proposed 116 slip marina,,
an ideal location for a restaurant, retail shops or offices. Two beautiful 2 bedroom apartments on
the 2nd floor & a swimming pool views of the anchored boats cool breezes and parking $2.6M
"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Petle Bay with greal views
over north shore to Jost Van Dyke. This parcel is not part of Peter Bay subdivision therefore no
membership dues, assessments, covenants or restrictions can be levied. $1.5M.
"REEF BAY" Large lot adjoining National Park with 270 feet of waterfront on Reef Bay. Easterly
trade winds, vest pocket beach & sweeping views of St John's pristine south shore. $2.499M

greal water views over Long Bay, Round Bay to the north, west To Rams
Head and south to St Croix Deeded nghts to sandy beach at Long Bay,
Proposed subdivision map available An easy proe-cl to. the firsi time
developer or perfectly suited for a very pnvale estale $3.180,000
Best Deals: Seagirape Hill $95,000 & $99,000, Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views
for just $199,000. "Bella Vista" 4 bedrooms with terrific views to the BVI for only $850,000-
Cruz Bay (74.2- B-3 ZONING Rare opportunity to own a commercial buildingin down town Cruz
Bay. The first floor has a long term lease in place. The second and third floor plans are sill flexible
few nrlifa nr resilantial san amii availhihl fnr lAaSA Reduced in Si AM

NAUTILUS Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Maria
Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry w/large wraparound veranda,
spa, sunrise to sunset views. 1.25 ac. lot, tile roof, circular
drive. $1,495,000.
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 pool villa,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.
TESSERACT Popular 3 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/
fantastic lap pool & panoramic views from Hart Bay to St.
Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple decks,
privacy & extensive landscaping. $1,200,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/
covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay
views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
PLUMB GUT 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000.
BAYVIEW Private villa bordering Natl. Park, minutes
to Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 bldgs
connected by pool, decks & patios. 280 views overlooking
Francis Bay & North Shore + Coral Bay. $1,695,00.
CAROLINA Small, poured concrete, home with lovely
covered wraparound deck. Flat 12 ac. fenced lot. $399K.
LUMINARIA Luxurious ridgetop villa w/incredible views
of North shore and down island. Large pool w/waterfall, 3 bd/
bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry, beautiful furnishings
and landscaping, vacation rental history. $2,495,000
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $2,795,000.

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. Reduced to $399,000!
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, 12 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 12 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
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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Bedroom, masonry home in excellent con-
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Hole with
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"CASA DEL SOL" Elegant 4 bedroom
villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy
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as a spa, pool
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decks offer
views from
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End 5 bedroom
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5 acres, 490'
shoreline, zoned
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"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
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bedroom, 2
is bordered
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"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private, ex-
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$1,799,000 home!
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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
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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
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gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
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

ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. 4 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with sunset
BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come see the
acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy, impressive recent renovations $1,195,000.
$1,499,000 HOMES

NEW! 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home
overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000
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.
CAROLINA Views to BVI. Well maintained
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000

BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood,
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $699,000.
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & panoramict
views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000
BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute
popular vacation rental $769,000
VILLA TESORI is a luxurious custom home
offering uncompromising quality. Sweeping
180views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000
steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4
BR/4BA with a 3BR beach house. $2,895,000
AMOROSA A Tuscan inspired villa in the
midst of the Nat'l Pk in Peter Bay. Sweeping
views, deeded walking path to the beach,
4BR/5BA. $7,450,000

RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board, hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,00(
& wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000

MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient
beaches, cooling breezes. $2,390,000 design. 4BR/412BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Brand new villa MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000
floors. $2,950,000 NEW CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located
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Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 $2,395,000
BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile Belvedere Commanding views, year-round
roof, 180 views, large pool & hot tub sunsets, pool, spa, deck, 3 BR/3.5BA.
$2,850,000 $2,750,000
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Penn Admits To Estate
Grunwald Shooting
St. John resident Joel Penn confessed to shoot-
ing a man in the stomach in the Estate Grunwald
area on Tuesday, February 17, according to pub-
lished reports.
Responding V.I. Police Department officer
Cassandra Vincent testified during Penn's ad-
vice of rights hearing before V.I. Superior Court
Judge Leon Kendall on Wednesday, February 18.
Despite testimony from Vincent that Penn admit-
ted to shooting a man because he threw a stone at
him, Kendall lowered the St. John man's charges
and released him on his own recognizance.

Aquanauts Return to Lameshur
40 Years After Tektite I
More than 100 people gathered at the Envi-
ronmental Resource Station at Lameshur Bay
on Sunday, February 15, to commemorate the
40th anniversary of the beginning of the ground-
breaking Tektite I program.

Romari Alejandro
Proud parents Raquida
Edwards and Rafael
Munoz welcomed Ro-
maria Alejandro Munoz
on Friday, February 13,
,4 2009. It was on that day
that their bundle ofjoy
was born at 6:59 p.m.
Romari weighed 71bs and
3.2 oz and was 19 in. and
measured 48 cm. long.

Aria June
Beth Bocklett and
Brian Murry wel-
comed their beauti-
ful baby daughter
Aria June into the
world on Monday,
Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m.
Aria weighed 6 lbs,
2 oz, and meausres
17.5" inches long

John F. Bryan IV Passes
John F. Bryan IV died on Thursday, February
19, 2009 in Vancleave, MS. John was a popular
act in clubs in St. John, St. Thomas, and Jost
Van Dyke and most recently entertained at the
Biloxi Yacht Club on the Fourth of July and at
Huck's in Gautier. Everywhere he went he either
had a friend or he made a friend.

Yellow Jackets Bring

Little League Action Back
The St. John Sporting Center Inc. is proud to present the
Yellow Jackets for first time in more than 10 years.
A little league team composed of boys between the ages
of 9 and 12, the Yellow Jackets team is participating in the
Alvin McBean Little League East

Local Jeweler Crafts
V.I. Corsage Brooch
for First Lady Obama
Keep an eye on First Lady Mi-
chelle Obama's jewelry, as she might
be sporting a beautiful, handcrafted
gold brooch soon thanks to St. John
goldsmith Alice Krall.

Whales Spotted in Coral Bay Harbor
Several humpback whales were seen in Coral
Bay Harbor on Wednesday morning, February
25. Humpback whales usually pass by St. John
this time of year during their migration to north-
ern feeding grounds.

Serious Moves On Display

at SJSA Dance-a-Thon
The dance floor at the Westin Resort and Villas' ball-
room was jam packed on Saturday evening, February 21,
as citizens young and old took part in the St. John School
of the Arts Dance-a-Thon.
Everyone had so much fun at the art school fundraiser,
which netted almost $11,000, the event will be a yearly
tradition from now on, according to SJSA Director Jan
C. Warren Cole Dies
The Coral Bay family lost another member recently as
long-time resident C. Warren Cole passed away.
Cole was born on July 3, 1958, in Midland, Texas and
called St. John home for many years. He was handling
family issues in Texas when he succumbed to complica-
tions from pneumonia on Sunday, February 22.

Coral Jean
Brian and Jessa
Buchalter welcomed
their new baby earlier
this month. Coral Jean
was born at home in
water on February 3,
2009. She was born
at 3:08 p.m. in the af-
ternoon and weighed
in at 6 pounds and 3

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