Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: January 11, 2010
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Senator Barshinger Leads Committee

on Tour of Florida Petcoke Plant

St. John Tradewinds
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger has organized a group
of senators to tour an operational
petcoke plant in Jacksonville,
"The Virgin Islands Community
is keenly interested in the future of
electric power and waste disposal
in the territory," said Barshinger
by telephone from Jacksonville.
"This is a big decision and we
have to get it right."
"We are preparing for an up-
coming Legislative Committee
meeting on the Alpine Energy
Group's plan to provide the territo-
ry with two combined petcoke and
waste-to energy electricity plants,"
Barshinger explained.
Senator Barshinger, who Chairs
the Committee on Economic De-
velopment, Energy and Technol-
ogy, will tour the St. John's River

Petcoke Power Plant in Jackson-
ville, Florida, along with members
of his committee, Senator Samm-
uel Sanes, Senator Nelly O'Reilly
and Senator Michael Thurland.
The power plant tour was de-
signed to allow senators to see a
petcoke plant in operation and talk
to managers and engineers about
the realities of burning petcoke
and coal to generate electricity.
Their discussion will include how
the plant works, the economics of
burning petcoke to meet electricity
needs, the handling of petcoke ash
and by-products, the environmen-
tal effects of burning petcoke and
other matters of interest.
Senator Barshinger and mem-
bers of his committee will use the
information gained from touring
the facilities during the senator's
upcoming committee meeting on
January 13 in the Earl B. Ottley

Legislative Hall in St. Thomas.
In this meeting, members of the
Economic Development, Energy
and Technology Committee will
take testimony from government
officials, corporate executives,
members of non-profit and com-
munity groups and individuals on
the proposed plan to bum petcoke
and waste in the Virgin Islands as a
primary source of electricity.
"My staff has arranged a broad-
ly-based panel of testifiers," said
Barshinger. "I encourage all Virgin
Islanders to educate themselves on
this important issue, and to partici-
pate in the hearing if possible."
During the hearing, senators
will ask questions of the testifi-
ers. Virgin Islanders who listen by
radio or watch by television can
send their questions to any senator
on the floor to ask on their behalf.

Culvert Installed Near Estate Adrian

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

Department of Public Works crews worked to install a culvert on Centerline Road
in Estate Adrian on Friday morning, January 8. Water flowing across the road has
caused it to be greatly damaged in that area.
"We're putting in a culvert to catch the water and asphalt to smooth this area over,"
said DPW St. John Deputy Director Ira Wade. "We knew it would eventually collapse
Wade anticipated the culvert installation would be completed in one day, while the
asphalt would likely be done this week.

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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 at 776-2099 or the V.I. RC&D 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.

Barshinger Alpine Meeting on Jan. 13
Senator at Large Craig Barshinger will host the next Commit-
tee of Economic Development, Energy and Technology hearing on
Wednesday, January 13, at 9 a.m. in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative
Hall on St. Thomas.
The purpose of the meeting is to take testimony from govern-
ment officials, corporate executives, representatives of non-profit
agencies and interested members of the community on the pending
implementation of the recent agreement with Alpine Energy Group
to produce the territory's energy using a combined petroleum coke
and waste-to-energy method.
For more information call Barshinger's office at 693-8061.

Alpine Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 14
The V.I. Water and Power Authority, V.I. Waste Management
Authority and Alpine Energy Group are hosting a series of town
hall meetings this week across the territory.
On St. John the meeting will be on Thursday, January 14, at the
Cruz Bay Legislature building from 6 to 9 p.m. For more informa-
tion call 774-3552 ext. 2050.

Friends Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 24
Friends of V.I. National Park is hosting its 2010 Annual Meet-
ing on Saturday, January 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at T'ree Lizards
Restaurant at Cinnamon Bay Campground.
Olasee Davis is the keynote speaker, VINP Superintendent Mark
Hardgrove will give the State of the Park Address and Friends of
VINP president Joe Kessler will deliver the Friends annual report.
Light refreshments will be served. Parking at Cinnamon is
limited, and attendees are asked to park at the NPS maintenance
area by Mongoose Junction. Shuttle service will be provided from
there. Call Friends at 779-4940 for more information.

St. John Tradewinds, January 11-17, 2010

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

The last phase of development at the Cruz Bay roundabout includes completing the
sidewalk and burying utilities.

Despite Delay, Cruz Bay Roundabout

SConstruction Still Ahead of Schedule

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

The sidewalk along South Shore Road, above, is almost
complete. The powerlines in the center of the roundabout
will be buried as part of the last major phase.

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Construction of the Cruz Bay
roundabout has been slightly de-
layed thanks to difficulty coordi-
nating with Innovative and VI.
Water and Power Authority, but
despite these delays, the project
will still be finished ahead of the
contract's closing date in June.
The holdup came during one of
the final phases of burying utilities,
in the area of the Winston Wells
ball field.
"We're halfway done there,"
said Department of Public Works
Program Manager Thomas Jones.
"We've got the first pole done,
which is all Innovative stuff, and
WAPA will go down to the next
pole heading westbound. We'll be
running conduit to the next pole
down from there, and the sidewalk
is going to raise up also."
The sidewalk at the ball field's
bleachers should be completed
within the next week, and crews
are working hard to finish the
sidewalk at the Julius E. Sprauve
School annex on South Shore
Road, Jones added.
The utility and sidewalk work
represent the last major phases
of construction at the roundabout
project, which began in August
2008. During the final stretch,
motorists should expect frequent,
but minor, traffic disruption at the
"The only traffic disruption will

be in the area of the ball field for
the next three weeks," said Jones.
"We'll have flaggers, and appro-
priate signs will be up. There will
just be minor road closures here
and there."
Once the utility and sidewalk
work is complete, contractor Is-
land Roads has several odds and
ends to finish up, including ring-
ing the exterior of the roundabout
with concrete curbs and gutters,
and tearing down the old Texaco
gas station, which has served as
the contractor's office during the
construction process.
"Once the gas station is gone, it
will be like a grassy knoll," Jones
said of the space where the build-
ing currently stands.
The center of the circle will be
finished with stamped concrete in
the traditional Danish yellow color
found on historic buildings in the
territory, at the urging of the State
Historic Preservation Office, Jones
Traffic signs which were in-
stalled at the roundabout several
weeks ago have greatly improved
traffic flow, according to Jones.
"It used to be like a freefall
there," said Jones. "People didn't
understand how it really works.
We're really happy to have the
signs in place."
Jones originally predicted the
project would be complete in
December 2009, but the difficul-
ties coordinating with the utility

companies have pushed the esti-
mated completion date back a few
"We're still way ahead of the
original finish date of June 2010,"
said Jones. "No matter what, we'll
be out of there before the contract
ends. It would be nice if we could
have the place cleaned up and turn
it back over to the public by the
end of March."


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Water Bars Help Direct and Stem Stormwater Runoff

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In the ongoing effort to stem the tide of stormwater run-
off in the Coral Bay watershed, one neighborhood is having
success with a relatively inexpensive dirt road fix.
In June 2009 residents in the Mill Vista neighborhood in
the Estate Lower Carolina area of Coral Bay, installed sev-
eral water bars on their dirt road and have seen a dramatic
Water bars are basically telephone poles set in the ground
in strategic locations which direct the flow of water to a
swale along the roadway instead of running down and wash-
ing out the road itself.
Mill Vista neighbors learned of the technique and got ad-
vice on the best placement of the water bars thanks to the
Coral Bay Community Council's former storm water engi-
Armed with a $300,000, three-year Community Action
for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant from the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency, CBCC hired hydrologist Joe
Mina, who shared expert advice with residents looking to
reduce runoff in their neighborhoods.
Mina, who spent about six months on the job in St. John
before having to return stateside for personal reasons, met
with Mill Vista residents in June 2009 and discussed the
best placement of water bars for their road, explained hom-
eowner Toni Lacer.
"Joe came up and met with us and told us where we should
put the water bars because they must be spaced properly in
order to work," Lacer said.
The price tag for installing four water bars in a dirt road
is much less than the cost would be to pave the road, making
the technique ideal for many neighborhoods.
"We did it all in one day it probably took six hours,"


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

A raised telephone pole in the road helps Mill
Vista residents direct the flow of water into a
swale along the side of the roadway.

said Lacer. "We had someone dig holes with a backhoe and
then we put in the telephone poles. It probably cost around
A water bar's most obvious drawback is the bump cre-
ated from the pole. In order to direct the flow of water, the
bars are not embedded entirely in the roadway, but protrude
several inches. While there are essentially several bumps in
the Mill Vista road now, the runoff has improved greatly,
explained Lacer.
"We used to have the road graded, but with heavy rains,
it would just get washed out again," Lacer said. "This seems
to have slowed down the flow of water dramatically."
Fellow Mill Vistas homeowner Hilarie Oliver agreed.
"I've definitely noticed a difference," said Oliver. "The
water bars are a fairly inexpensive solution that helps to
maintain the integrity of the road by diverting water to

where it should be on the side of the road."
In addition to directing the flow of water, planting veg-
etation is another way to combat runoff, explained CBCC
president Sharon Coldren.
"The other thing that goes along with this is lots of veg-
etation in the swales," said Coldren. "There are three things
to remember- vegetate, vegetate, vegetate. Vegetation will
help to keep the sediment in the swales from eroding and if
it's a light rain, will just absorb the water."
"Everywhere that you see bare earth on the road, you
have the potential for erosion," Coldren said. "It takes a lot
of work to get the plants going, but once you get them estab-
lished it makes a big difference."
An example of the positive impacts of vegetation can be
seen in Estate Upper Carolina in Coral Bay, where residents
have been planting seedlings for years, according to the
CBCC president.
"The Upper Carolina Home Owners Association made a
real effort after Hurricane George in the late 1990s, to veg-
etate and to eliminate the potential for landslides," Coldren
said. "They already had paved roads, but the vegetation still
helped as far as stabilizing sediment. That is a really good
example of what vegetation can do to help reduce runoff."
The Mill Vista water bars are truly the EPA grant at work,
explained Coldren.
"This is the EPA CARE grant at work and shows you that
a simple hour's advice can make a big difference," she said.
"The homeowners themselves did a lot of the work too. Not
everything gets done in one day, but they've done their part
and they continue to do their part."
"These homeowners are taking responsibility for their
runoff," Coldren said. "Joe had other suggestions too, which
will be implemented but this is something that he advised
and six months later we can all see the difference it made."

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Crews expect to finish reconstruction of North Shore Road this summer.

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St. John Tradewinds
Reconstruction of the North
Shore Road is progressing at a
good pace, and work is expected
to move even more quickly once
the project's contractor, Island
Roads, finishes work at the Cruz
Bay roundabout and is able to
dedicate a second crew to the
North Shore job.
Work began on the road, which
has become severely pockmarked
with potholes in some areas, in
October 2009. The crew took a
break between Christmas and
New Year's Day, and now is back
out in full force, reconstructing
the road base.
The contractor has 18 months to
finish the project, which stretches
along the North Shore Road all the
way from Cruz Bay out to where
the road ends at Annaberg, and to
where it reconnects with Center-
line Road.
"No one believes they'll need
the full year and a half to finish
it," said V.I. National Park Su-
perintendent Mark Hardgrove.
"They're making a lot of prog-
ress. We're looking to have the
project complete sometime this
Crews will first reconstruct the
entire eight mile stretch of road,
and then lay down the new pave-
ment all at once, Hardgrove ex-

"They're digging down to solid
bedrock and putting in a plastic
material that helps stabilize the
road, making it stronger than be-
fore and able to carry more of a
load," he said. "They're going
through and making reconstruc-
tions first, and then they'll actu-
ally come back and throw down
the new pavement all at once. It
should last 15 to 20 years; this is
the right way to proceed."
Unlike the last time the North
Shore Road, which cuts through
the VINP, was paved 17 years
ago and entirely closed during the
process, there will not be any road
closures during the current recon-
struction. Motorists can expect
the road to be down to one lane in
areas, where traffic is controlled
with temporary stop lights.
In addition to improving the
road's stability, the reconstruction
should also make the road easier
to traverse, explained Hardgrove.
"They're using a high tack as-
phalt, which is really sticky, and
will substantially improve trac-
tion on the switchbacks between
Trunk and Cinnamon Bay," he
said. "There will also be some
realignment of grades at those
switchbacks to make it as friendly
as it can be made."
The reconstruction project,
which is expected to cost approxi-

mately $4 million, is being funded
by the Federal Highway Adminis-
tration and money from the eco-
nomic stimulus package.
Response to the project has
been highly positive, according to
"We're glad we were able to
recruit a local company that em-
ploys local subcontractors and
residents of the Virgin Islands,
and that was well received by ev-
eryone," he said. "The taxi drivers
like how it's going, and even in-
terpret the project as part of their
tours, talking about President
Barack Obama and the stimulus
package at work."
The project is long overdue, the
VINP superintendent continued.
"I always worry when we is-
sue special permits for bike races,
because we've had some acci-
dents due to issues maintaining
shoulders which are eroding,"
said Hardgrove. "We've also had
folks hit potholes on bicycles and
motorcycles and pop their tires.
We're looking forward to a safer
North Shore."
The VINP also plans to improve
the island's north shore by paving
the road and parking lot at Francis
Bay, helping to reduce erosion in
the area. The contract was recently
awarded to Tip Top Construction,
and work is expected to become
sometime this winter.

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While digital cameras make the
world of photography accessible
to all, many people never even go
so far as to change the manufac-
turer's settings.
The St. John School of the Arts
is offering a digital photography
workshop this month for people
who want more creative control
of their pictures, or to just learn
about all the features their camera
Led by commercial photogra-
pher Kathryn Wagner, the six week
class will meet on Saturdays for an
hour and fifteen minutes. Wagner,
a graduate of Virginia Common-
wealth University with a bachelor
of fine arts degree in photography,
will discuss both the technical and
creative aspects of photography
during the workshop.
"It's an introductory photog-
raphy workshop for people with
all different types of cameras,"
said Wagner. "The workshop is
designed to give people an under-
standing of their camera, how their
camera works, what happens when
they take a photo as well as the
other side of digital photography,

which is the computer side."
"I'll cover how to use your
photographs after you take them,
like how to upload them or email
them," Wagner said.
The workshop is perfect for the
beginner to intermediate photog-
rapher, and especially for people
who are still learning about their
cameras, Wagner explained.
"My hope is that this class will
be particularly useful to the non-
tech savvy among us," said the
photographer. "A lot of people
probably got cameras for Christ-
mas and this workshop would be
perfect for them to learn just what
their new cameras can do."
"We'll go over how to use all
the functions and I'll explain what

happens when you use those func-
tions," Wagner said. "It's really
about how you can have input on
your photos as opposed to just us-
ing the manufacturer's settings."
At the end of six weeks, work-
shop attendees will not only know
how to take great pictures, but also
know how their cameras work.
"You'll be able to use all the
functions on your camera and take
great shots and understand what
your camera is doing," said the
The class will consist of no more
than 15 people to ensure hands-on
instruction, Wagner added.
The cost is only $75 for the
entire six weeks, or $12.50 each
class. The digital photography
workshop will meet at St. John
School of the Arts on Saturday
afternoons, but attendees will also
make trips to VI. National Park for
photo shoots, Wagner added.
Registration is required. To reg-
ister call the St. John School of the
Arts at 779-4322, call Wagner at
244-0581 or email kathrynt@kath-
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signed to promote marine conservation via visual experience.
He will bring his entertaining and educational film "Learning to Sea" to the St. John School of the
Arts on Friday, January 22. The film is an underwater experience which compares animal behaviors in
two seas separated by over 7,000 miles the Caribbean and the Red Sea. Learning to Sea creates com-
passion for preservation of the underwater environment. For more details call SJSA at 779-4322.

St. John Tradewinds, January 11-17, 2010 7

VINP Archaeology Has Big Plans for 2010

St. John Tradewinds News Renderings Courtesy of Barefoot Architect

The historic Cinnamon Bay archaeology lab will be
completely refurbished this year. Renderings of the lab,
above and below, show new lights, shelving and windows.

By Andra Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The new year has brought a bevy of projects for
V.I. National Park Archaeologist Ken Wild and his
crew, one of which is the realization of a years-old
plan to renovate the archaeology museum at Cin-
namon Bay.
Funding for the project is coming from the Na-
tional Park Service, which dedicated approximate-
ly $200,000, and the Friends of the VINP, which
raised more than $100,000 for the renovation. The
historic Cinnamon Bay building will be redone in-
side and out, explained Wild.
"We're going to get it fixed up with paint, new
doors and windows and an alarm system and cam-
eras," he said. "Then hopefully by the end of this
year, we'll start actually getting the exhibits to-
gether. Everything's falling into place."
Wild's ultimate goal is to use the museum as a
teaching tool, he continued.
"We want it to have a good flow, so a teacher can
walk in there with her class and take them all the
way through the history of St. John," said the VINP
Analysis of artifacts found in the park will con-
tinue at the museum, allowing students and other
visitors a firsthand look at archaeologists at work.
The archaeologists will also be on hand to answer

questions about the exhibits, which Wild hopes will
change frequently.
Hassel Island will also keep the VINP archaeol-
ogy department busy this year, with plenty of his-
toric artifacts to stabilize and restore, and numer-
ous steps which need to be taken to make the island
more accessible and comfortable for visitors.
Among the Hassel Island projects slated for
2010 is the task of making the island more acces-
sible by boat.
"Right now it's difficult to dock your boat there
at Creque Marine, as there's no railing or anything
to protect your boat from the stone wall, so we're
going to put some historically accurate railings in,"
said Wild. "We'll also probably have new bollards
cast for people to tie their boats to, and there are
some historic bollards in the water that we'll send
off to do conservation work on. We have to do ev-
erything historically correct."
The park will also look into ways to transport
equipment to the island needed for metal conserva-
tion, and for somewhere to safely store that equip-
ment, some of which is quite expensive. The St.
Thomas Historical Trust has hired a landscape ar-
chitect to help make Hassel Island more present-
able and comfortable for the public, by possibly
installing walkways, restrooms, and shaded areas.
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Ecelma Sprauve, Helen Francis and Natalie Thomas.

Sprauve, Francis, Thomas Celebrate Retirement

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Friends and well-wishers gath-
ered at the Cruz Bay Battery on
Thursday afternoon, January 7, to
wish three women with almost
100 years of government service
between them happy retire-
After 41 years as Administra-
tor Secretary II, Helen Francis has
been an integral part of keeping the
St. John government cogs turning.
As different governmental ad-
ministrations came and went,
Francis was the one person who
remained. She worked with Ad-
ministrators William Lomax,
James Dalmida, Julien Harley and
current St. John Administrator
Leona Smith.
Friends often asked Francis
when she would call it quits at the
Battery, she explained.
"My friends would always ask
me, 'Ms. Francis, when are you
going to retire,'" she said. "I al-
ways said, 'I'll retire when I'm

ready.' Well, they're not going to
be asking me that anymore."
Now that she has officially spent
her last day at her desk in the St.
John Administrator's office, Fran-
cis will be spending more of her
time cultivating her voice, spiritu-
ality and dance moves.
A member of the Emmaus
Moravian Church congregation,
Francis also sings with the church
choir, is involved with bible study
groups and Quadrille dancing.
"I have things that will keep
me busy," said Francis. "I might
travel a bit, but the choir, my bible
study and Quadrille will keep me
Natalie Thomas isn't about to
slow down either. The Deputy
Supervisor of Elections, who has
worked with the department for
31 years, is not ready to put on a
bathrobe and eat bonbons, she ex-
"I'm not going to just stay home
and put my feet up," said Thomas.
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keep busy."
"I'll stay active for a little while
longer," Thomas said.
After 25 years as Election As-
sistant, Ecelma Sprauve also re-
tired at the end of 2009. When she
was first hired in the mid-1980s,
Sprauve didn't know she would
remain in her position for more
than two decades.
"I just loved it so much," said
Sprauve. "I love meeting people
every day and I'll miss the staff. I
loved the busy season of election
"I might have to give them a
hand this year during election
time," Sprauve said.
While Sprauve will miss the
fast paced election time days, she
plans to enjoy her retirement.
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Total Immersion hosted its latest swim course on St. John,
which started on Saturday, January 9.
The group brought a group of 45 to Maho Bay Camps for the
event. To cap off the week-long course they will host a one-mile
and two-mile open water race on Saturday, January 16, and have
invited interested local swimmers to participate.
This is a casual event: no pre-registration; no participation fees;
no formal awards; etc. Just show up at Maho Beach, near the old
green pavilion, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 16.
Friends of V.I. National Park, organizers of the Beach-to-Beach
Power Swim, are assisting Total Immersion to organize this swim.
The 7th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be on May 30.
Call the Friends at 779-4940 for more information.

Hearing for New Childcare Regulations
The Department of Human Services will host public hearings to
discuss the new rules and regulations for administering child-care
facilities across the territory.
On St. John the meeting will be on Thursday January 28, at St.
Ursula's Senior Citizens' Center in Cruz Bay, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The new rules and regulations are available for comment and
review at DHS main offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix, the UVI
library and all public libraries and on the web at www.dhs.gov.vi.
For more information call Leitha Cummings at 773-2323 ext.

Crimes Stoppers USVI Anniversary
Celebration Set for January 20
Crimestoppers USVI is having a birthday party on St. John on
Wednesday, January 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Battery.
The group is celebrating its One Year Anniversary and more
than 500 anonymous tips received from Virgin Islands residents,
which help to make the territory's streets safer for everyone.
The public is invited to come out and enjoy light refreshments
and hear from Crimestoppers USA Trustees, who are impressed
with the Virgin Islands' results.
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While entering only its second season, it is already
looking like 2010 is going to be a great year for the St.
John Film Society (SJFS).
The group's first free screening of year, which was
on Tuesday night, January 5, at Sputnik's in Coral
Bay, drew a record number of attendees from across
St. John and St. Thomas.
"We had at least 120 people and 20 of them came
all the way over from St. Thomas," said Martha Hills,
one of the founding members of the non-profit SJFS.
"Earle Thomas ran a shuttle for us from the ferry dock
out to Sputnik's for the St. Thomas guests. We also
had a group from Maho Bay who came out."
"It was such a great night," said Hills.
The crowd was mesmerized by "Neshoba," a chill-
ing tale of racism and violence in the U.S. South in
the 1960s, by filmmakers Tony Pagano and Micki
Dickoff. After viewing the documentary, the crowd
was able to discuss the film with Pagano himself.
"The discussion afterward was really enlighten-
ing," said Hills. "There were a lot of questions and we
were probably there for close to an hour after the film.
Tony stayed as long as people wanted to talk."
The fledgling group was formed last February by
founding members Hills, Andrea Leland, Rea Roberts,
Sigi Torinus and Felicia Torres, under the financial
umbrella of the St. John Community Foundation.
SJFS's mission is to "inspire a positive apprecia-
tion for the history, culture and environment of the
US Virgin Islands by establishing a free monthly film
series open to and for the benefit of our local com-
If the January 5 screening is any indication, SJFS
members and enthusiasts have gotten the word out

about the group's entertaining, educational and
thought-provoking film series.
"After getting through our first year and figuring
out what we were going to do, it felt really good to
have so many people come out to our first screening
of the year," said Hills.
The next screening in the group's winter 2010 film
series is "Young @ Heart" a feel-good movie about a
chorus of senior citizens, who give new meaning to
James Brown's "I Feel Good."
The 90-minute documentary was filmed by Ste-
phen Walker and Sally George and will be screened
on Thursday, January 21, at The Marketplace at 7
p.m. in conjunction with ITVS Community Cinema,
Independent Lens and WTJX.
Other upcoming films featured by SJFS include
"Sugar," about an aspiring major league pitcher from
the Dominican Republic, and "The Agronomist," a
profile of the Haitian independent radio broadcaster
Jean Dominique.
SJFS will also welcome two more filmmak-
ers this season. Marta Bautis will be on hand
on February 18 as the group screens her film
"Sarayaku; Rios de Maiz," an inspiring tale about the
Ecuadorian Amazon.
Filmmaker Laurel Chiten will join the group on
March 2 when her film "Touched," about people who
believe they've been contacted by aliens, is screened
at Sputnik's.
SJFS is an entirely volunteer run organization
which relies mostly on donations and memberships
to keep its programs running. SJFS is partially funded
by the VI. Council on the Arts and the National En-
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Jeremy Zuber crossed the finish line in
49 minutes and 35 seconds on Saturday
morning, February 28, to win his sixth
straight 8 Tuff Miles race. The 13th annual
race from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay drew
838 registered runners and walkers who
traversed the hilly 8.38-mile course under
sunny skies.

Injured Soldiers Get
Underwater Therapy
Six war veterans dive St. John
waters for SCUBA certification
"Doctors originally told me that I had
30 percent chance of ever walking
again. You can take it as it is and be
depressed that this is the card life dealt
you, or you can stop sitting around your
room and show people that there are
still things you can do despite your dis-
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Burglar Hits Five Cottages at
Cinnamon Bay Campground
The sound of crashing surf did little to ease the
minds of vacationers in five cottages which were hit
by a thief last week at Cinnamon Bay Campground.
The crimes occurred sometime between 9:45 a.m.
and 12:45 p.m. in the 8,9 and 10 cottage units just
steps away from Cinnamon's white sand beach. VI.
National Park law enforcement rangers and VI. Po-
lice Department officers both responded to the inci-
dent and are collaborating on the investigation.

Omnibus Earmarks Include
$8M for Virgin Islands
VINP To Reimburse Trust for
Public Lands $2.5 Million
"A couple of years ago when we
bought the property we bought it
with a large conservation loan that
needs to be repaid. This is the first
installment payment of that loan.
We'll be conveying over acres of the
property to VINP for the $2.5 million
this year."
John Garrison, field office director,
Southeast and Caribbean region, Trust for Public Land

VIPD Clears Out Cruz Bay
Squatter Encampment
"They were there until 12 p.m. and they
removed four dump trucks full of debris.
Officers found a lot of drug paraphernalia.
It was a big drug haven they found a
lot of small plastic bags used to package
marijuana and crack cocaine."
Melody Rames, VIPD spokesperson
Boater Held Up at Gunpoint
A local boater was going out to his vessel around 9
p.m. on March 12, when he was held up at gun point.
The man had just stepped into his dinghy when two
men with hoods on jumped on him and demanded

St. John Tradewinds, January 11-17, 2010 11

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Acted Appropriately
in Shooting Death
of Burglary Suspect
A V.I. Police Department officer acted
within the scope of duty when he shot and
killed 18-year-old burglary suspect Mi-
chael Freeman on January 4, 2007, follow-
ing a car chase which ended in a shootout
between suspects and police.
An investigation conducted by the V.I.
Department of Justice concluded the offi-
cer acted properly when he returned fire on
the suspects, who began shooting at police
during the chase.
"Freeman was shot within the normal
scope of duty," said DOJ spokesperson
Sara Lezama.

Music Series Honors
Pickering and Smalls

Sussman Donates

$72,000 to Rotary

for Telemedicine
St. John skeleton
sensation Alexa Put-
nam scaled the world
rankings and put
herself in a position
to vie for the chance
to represent her home
territory in the 2010
Winter Olympics in
Vancouver, Canada.

James H.
James H. "Jimmy"
Herrin passed away Sat-
urday, March 7, 2009.
He was 55. He was a 30-
year resident of St. John,
not counting a little va-
cation one time.

Lowry Dies
Wayne was a free spirit
and lived his life exactly
as he saw fit. He loved his
children and was a won-
derful father. He loved
telling stories and being
the life of the party.

Texaco Demolished for
Cruz Bay Roundabout
Crews continue to grade the ground
beneath the former Texaco station in
preparation for paving a leveled road-
bed for the future roundabout in the
center of Cruz Bay.

Blues entertainers Janvia
Magness Zac Harmon, and Danielle
Schnebelen of Trampled Under Foot
performed to hundreds of event-goers
at the 7th annual St. John Blues
Festival on Saturday, March 21, at the
Coral Bay ball field.

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Thursday morning, March 19. The restau-
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only three days. V.I. Fire Department offi-
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VIPD Taking Steps Toward Accountability
The VI. Police Department wants to be held accountable for its actions. That was the resounding mes-
sage at a Wednesday evening, March 25, Community Integration Team (CIT) meeting at the Gifft Hill
School. VIPD Commissioner James McCall and VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy both urged the
public to contact them when problems with local officers arise.

The VIWAPA, VIWMA and Alpine Energy Group

Invite you to attend our Public Meetings on the

Alternative Energy Projects

This is an opportunity to ask Questions and get the FACTS!

St. Thomas/St. John Facilitator: Addie Ottley
Articles on the alternative energy projects are available in
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SSenior Malik Stevens
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Bill Morris Scholarship
In a fitting tribute to the memory of Bill
Morris, the scholarship fund established in
his honor was awarded for the first time last
week to one of his former pupils Malik

St. Thomas Man Convicted for '07
Estate Enighed Shooting, Robbery
A 12-person jury found 28-year-old Micheal Stanislas guilty of at-
tempted murder, robbery and assault and weapons charges stemming
from a December 2007 incident in Estate Enighed.
Stanislas was convicted of the attempted murder of 43-year-old St.
John resident Kevin Samuel. Stanislas was also convicted of one count
of first degree assault, one count of use of an unlicensed firearm during
the commission of a crime, five counts of first degree robbery, and one
count of attempted first degree robbery.
Easter Eggs
Each Easter for
the past four years
Sprauve Librarian
Carol McGuinness
painsakingly paints
a basketfull of eggs
in the traditional
Ukranian style and
displays them at the
library for the public
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Rotary Club of St. Thomas hosted the 25th
Annual Paul Harris-Rose Council Dinner at
St. Peter Greathouse on Saturday, March
21. Rotary Club of St. John president BJ
Harris, center, was presented with a Paul
Harris award by Don Chandler, left, the
Assistant District Governor from St. Thomas
and Rupert Ross the District Governor from
St. Croix, right.
Marcelino Guerrero
Passes Away
Marcelino Guerrero, 74, died March 17, 2009, in
Mexico City after a brief illness.
Mr. Guerrero was born November 27, 1934 in
Mexico. He lived on St. John for many years. He
worked initially at Caneel Bay and later opened a
family business, Marcelino's Bakery, in Mongoose

PSC Approves $2 Rate Hike for Red
Hook Run, $2 Decrease for Downtown
On Wednesday night, April 1, the Public Services
Commission voted to rescind the $1.10 fuel sur-
charge which had been in place since June 6, 2008.
Wrapping up a months-long rate investigation, the
public service regulators voted to raise the adult one-
way fare from Cruz Bay to Red Hook from $5 to $7.
The board also voted to lower the adult one-way fare
from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie from $10 to $8.

Island Roads Inc. began
demolition of a roadway as
construction ofthe roundabbout
., .. -in Cruz Bay continued.

Huge Crowd Cheers New St. John
Men's Flag Football League
A new rage has gripped Love City and has resi-
dents of all ages packing the Winston Wells ball
park bleachers and nearby streets every Tuesday and
Thursday evening.
Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation of-
ficials had tried to start a men's flag football league
on St. John for years, but didn't get momentum go-
ing until January, thanks in large part to First Phase
Datacom owner Brummell Germain.
John R. Littlechild
and Jennifer Elaine
Dorn were married
on March 17 on the
Rainbow River in
Dunnellon, Florida,
in front of family and
fj friends The couple
got engaged on St.
John and is planing
to move to the island
next Spring.

VINP Officials Clear Estate
Sieben and Re-route Trail
As more and more hikers traverse trails in the re-
mote regions of Virgin Islands National Park, it can
be a race against time and foot traffic to pro-
tect ruins and collect artifacts.
Such became the case in the Estate Sieben area
after a trail map distributed on island showed a path
cutting directly through several mruins, explained
VINP archaeologist Ken Wild.
"The trail was literally cutting right over historic
walls and through unstable, historically significant
structures," Wild said. "Basically we have more traf-
fic down there and we're trying to get everything off
the surface before it disappears."
The area is a rich in history and attractations.
Love City's sole boab tree is located on the property
once owned by Johan Sieben who established a sugar
plantation at the stie 1721 and moved there from St.
Thomas, according to historian Chuck Pishko.

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with St. John Youth

More Lanes Close
as Construction on
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Petition Drive Underway
To Change Ferry Rate Hike
"That's a $40 difference every two
weeks which adds up quickly. And that
is before all of the other transportation
costs once you get to St. Thomas. A lot
of people really can't afford it."
Sherry-Ann Francis, St. John resident

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The unassuming entrance to the
Caneel Bay Resort has undergone a
major transformation. The new entrance
structure houses a security office and
provides the resort with an increased level
of security to meet federal requirements
for the resort's inter-island passenger ferry

Ernest St. Clair Wells
Celebrates 100th Birthday

New Trial Possible for
Convicted Cockayne Killer
Recently identified witnesses and a misstep by
prosecutors could result in a new trial for the only
man convicted of the 2007 murder of Jamie Cock-
ayne a crime that cast a harsh national spotlight
on St. John and the Virgin Islands justice system.
VI. Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar heard
arguments Friday, April 18, requesting another trial
for Jahlil Ward based on new evidence state-
ments from at least four witnesses who claim they
heard Ward's codefendant, Kamal Thomas, confess
to stabbing Cockayne in Cruz Bay and leaving the
21-year-old Pennsylvania man for dead.

V.I. Unity Day Formally

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Tourist Beaten, Robbed in Cruz

Bay on First Night of Vacation
"It was the first night of my vacation and I caught
the last ferry here. I walked off the dock and around
to where Joe's Diner is and I was asking for directions
to a taxi or the Westin. My memory is that a group of
young men tried to assist me in finding a taxi and it
turned into something else real quick."
-Assault and robbery victim

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Alpine Deal will Sicken Residents,

Reduce Tourism
Craig, staff, and others,
It is easy to become mesmerized by details of industrial design and
chemical engineering. I would rather leave the details for analysis by
true experts. Petroleum coke is largely a global waste product that no-
body wants, and we in the VI may find ourselves as a dumping ground
for this dreadful fuel that is loaded with toxins. The proposal is NOT
to bum petroleum coke, but to impregnate with pet coke processed
waste largely consisting of plastics, wood fibers, and other materials
that we in the VI have demonstrated no interest in sorting at any step
in the disposal stream. We do not have the garbage stream to maintain
a 24 hour a day through the year incinerator -- that is precisely why
the proposal demanded we import pet coke, not just from St. Croix,
but from any entity desperate to rid themselves of it.
It has become apparent to me that the "alternative energy" cam-
paign we all heard so much about, associated with a $5 million plus
evaluation of bids -- completely rigged for a particular evaluator who
eventually won the contract -- was a charade. This morning I saw
Waste Mgt Authority advertising for a public relations contract to sell
this rotten deal to the citizenry.
I would hasten to add that we will not get there if these two Waste
to Energy Plants are built because the bottom ash, fly ash, and the re-
lease of toxic chemicals into our atmosphere will sicken our residents,
reduce tourism and strap us with a serious toxics disposal dilemma.
I am not drinking the Kool Aid because I am certain that the Virgin
Islands deserves genuine alternative energy, and solar energy is our
best option.
Photovoltaic infrastructure must be largely decentralized, with
retrofitting and strict regs on new construction. We must invest in a
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Open Letter To (Senator) Craig Barshinger,
I read in the paper yesterday that there will be a
hearing next Thursday on St. John regarding the Al-
pine energy proposals.
I'd like to participate, but unfortunately I feel ex-
tremely handicapped in my ability to ask any intel-
ligent questions. Although I've been following the
story in the papers, I have seen absolutely nothing on
details of the process by which garbage and pet coke
will be combusted and then noxious components of
the combustion gases removed to allow those released
to meet EPA standards.
I've also searched the web for examples of this
technology to little result. I did find a very interest-
ing paper on a process for burning pet coke, which
I'm attaching. However, this process had only been
investigated by computer modeling, and did not in-
clude burning garbage.
I assume that detailed description of the process
has been provided to WAPA in order for them to eval-

Continued from Above Left
major way, replacing the aged oil burners and boil-
ers with a modem energy infrastructure. I believe that
large wind turbines on our ridge lines, particularly in
the northern VI (its more appropriate for the flat ter-
rain on St. Croix), will discourage tourism because it

uate its feasibility.
Given that they chose this technology over other
available ones to meet their mandate to purchase en-
ergy from alternative providers, it must be very cool!
In light of the considerable opposition to this proj-
ect, it's a mystery to me why its proponents are not
trumpeting it from the rooftops in support of their
As chairman of the Senate committee with over-
sight in this area, I assume you have this detailed
information. Please forward it to me at your earliest
possible convenience so that I'll have time to review
it prior to the hearing and prepare some relevant ques-
tions and remarks.
There are probably others being cc'd on this who
would be interested as well. Perhaps you could direct
us to a web link where all interested parties could get
the information.
Chris Clark

St. John Capital Improvement Fund Should Be for St. John

Dear Governor John deJongh,
I wish to address an issue for you to consider. Re-
cently, the legislature acted on returning the St. John
Capital Improvement Fund from waste management
to be used for actual capital improvements on St.
That bill now sits on your desk for signing, and I
urge you to do so. For 20 years, our capital improve-
ments have been used for everything but capital im-
provements for St. John.
Since it's inception, this fund should have provided
about $40 million for St. John improvements, yet we
have not received funds for improvements, only trash
Unlike any other island, we have to pay twice for
trash, first in general funding for the Department of
Public Works and Waste Management Authority, and
second to pay for our trash hauling. No other island
pays a special "tipping fee," which is so wrong.
However, using this fund, we could purchase the
four acres of land at the Enighed Pond from the Port
Authority which sits fenced and dormant, but could
be used for so many improvements for our island.
On this land, Cruz Bay's "second city" could be
built, relieving the pressure cooker atmosphere of
Cruz Bay. On this land we could create parking, a
Carnival amphitheater and Vendors Village, a car
rental area (just like at an airport), a taxi staging area
freeing the congestion downtown, and a park life at-

mosphere complimenting St. John.
If we don't move to acquire this land from the Port
Authority for better uses, the Port Authority plans to
use it as an empty trailer parking area. Just what Cruz
Bay doesn't need, more industrial, instead of a resi-
dent and visitor friendly site.
I would like to discuss this further with you at some
time, because if left to the Port Authority, further mis-
management of the island's waterfronts will continue.
The Port Authority's new plan for the Creek removes
parking and increases congestion downtown, just
what we don't need, yet we are powerless to change.
Have you seen the big black fence, complete with
barbed wire, at our Creek? St. Thomas' waterfront,
with ferries, cruise ship passengers, mega yachts,
down island boats, etc., doesn't have a fence, but little
St. John must look like a prison. The people of St.
John consider this an insult.
Governor, we are all in this together. We need to
improve our islands. We need to stimulate the quality
of our towns if we want success. We have to fix our
communities if we want to be the beautiful paradise
we claim to be.
Please, sign our St. John Capital Improvement
Fund Bill and let's move forward with beautifying St.
My best to you,
Steve Black

detracts from the scenic beauty of our islands.
We must replace this debate with a serious discus-
sion about CLEAN alternative energy for our future
that does not contribute to global warming.
Thanks for listening,
Gary Ray

Technical Information Needed on Alphine Agreement

Alpine Deal will Sicken Residents, Reduce Tourism

St. John Tradewinds, January 11-17, 2010 17

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Let's Get the Facts About Petcoke

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

During the Holiday season, the Water and Power
Authority, Waste Management Authority and Alpine
Energy Group have been bombarding Virgin Island-
ers with paid advertisements, or "FACTS" as they
deemed, in order to persuade Virgin Islanders that the
construction in 2010 of two petroleum coke and gar-
bage fueled incinerators on St. Thomas and St. Croix
for generating electricity is in their best interest.
Subsequently, WAPA has invited Virgin Islanders
to attend any of the town hall meetings scheduled for
St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John with the inten-
tion that Virgin Islanders should bring an open mind,
but with a caveat: for those who testify against the
projects- be prepared to scientifically and technically
prove why the Alpine method should be rejected over
any other method of generating electricity and gar-
bage disposal.
After reading the advertised series paid for by Vir-
gin Islanders and published in the Daily News, St.
Croix Avis and Island Trader, I am convinced that I,
as well as a majority of those who read the adver-
tisements, did not fully understand nor have the re-
sources to disseminate and compare the information
to other proposals.
Now I am no scientist, chemical engineer or coal
tycoon; but as a fairly educated person, I know that
any hypothesis stated true (FACT) with a series of
proper proofs can be refuted by an opposing hypoth-
esis with its own set of proofs, depending on whose
side you are on (Albert Einstein's and Stephen Hawk-
ing's theories, Darwinism vs. Creationism, etc.).
And as a descendant of natives of the Danish West
Indies, who valued common sense, common sense
tells me that no flue stacks in the Virgin Islands are
better than having two flue stacks belching out poi-
sonous gasses, and make no mistake-petroleum coke
flue gasses are known carcinogens and a danger to
human health and the environment.
The incinerator stack emissions will release into
Virgin Island air sulfur dioxide, mercury, lead, carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, vanadium, cad-
mium, volatile organic compounds, ozone and diox-
ins. That is a FACT.
How much? Any amount is too much. Virgin Is-
landers households collect rainwater on house roofs,
which is then stored in cisterns and used for drinking,

bathing, washing, watering vegetable gardens and
fruit trees. The water will become contaminated with
toxic chemicals particularly dioxins.
The Virgin Islands is geographically susceptible
to flash floods, earthquakes and hurricanes. That is a
The ash from the incinerators, considered toxic
waste by the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), will be buried in landfills that in all probability
will be impacted by natural disasters. The pollution
will contaminate the soil and coastal waters, endan-
gering human health and wildlife.
The $440 million cost of the agreements and all
other costs incurred will become the financial burden
of Virgin Islands' electric ratepayers well into the
21 st century. All inherent risks in the contracts will be
borne by ratepayers, even if Alpine Energy Corpora-
tion fails in its agreements. That is a FACT.
The Virgin Islands is in non-compliance in resolv-
ing its waste issue as mandated by the EPA also a
FACT. WAPA and WMA have had many years and
a great many opportunities to be at the forefront of
waste processing technology and electrical genera-
tion by using renewable energy.
Now that the deadline is approaching-and the crisis
is looming, both authorities are desperate to convince
Virgin Islanders that the Alpine Energy Group con-
tracts are the only solution.
There is the industrial process that can be used re-
cycling all our waste products and returning a finan-
cial gain to the Virgin Islands. Virgin Islanders must
be enlightened to a new environmental plan for the
planet; they need to know that they have the power to
push their administrators to explore new electricity-
generating technology, such as wind, solar and wa-
Despite the in-depth paid scientific advertisements,
I am convinced WAPA's and the WMA's push for the
Alpine Energy Group proposals are not in the Virgin
Islands best interest. Scientific proof? I say keep it
simple: the islands are blessed with clean air now;
with incinerators it will be dirty dangerous air; and
that's a FACT.
Moriah Jacobs
St. John resident

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

Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

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

Grand Larcenies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.

Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center.

Alateen Meetings
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from 6
to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.

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An Encounter with
Shortfin Pilot Whales
Marine Biologist Jeff Miller and
co-worker Andy Davis encountered
a pod of shortfin pilot whales as
the scientists were on their way to
Buck Island recently. The scientists
were about 10 miles off the shore
of St. Croix when they spotted
between 15 and 20 of the small
non-aggressive whales.

Top Gun, Sweet Ting, Soma
Win Around St. John Race
May4-S10, 2009

Super Pests
Native St.
John Agave

Artist Annie
Dies In Early
Morning Car

MaLinda Media Wins
Big at Addy Awards
MaLinda Media swept the categories it
had entered winning two golds and three
silvers in the 28th Annual Virgin Islands
Advertising Federation Addy Awards on
Saturday, April 25, on St. Thomas.

Mat Vacharat Wins
Ultimate Chef Challenge

Downpours Drench Love City
5.79 Inches of rain dropped on
Monday, May 4.

Queen and Princess
Shows Will Include
St. Thomas Contestants

VIPD Arrest Two Men for
Robbery, Assault of Tourist
VI. Police Department officers on St.
John arrested 18-year-old Jah-Wada Jones
and 19-year-old Lawrence Powell Jr. and
charged them with second degree robbery,
third degree assault and grand larceny in
connection with the April 12 robbery of a
55-year-old visitor to the island.

Michael Stanislas
Sentenced to 15 Years
for Estate Enighed
Robbery and Shooting
A year and a half after robbing a poker
game and shooting a V.I. National Park em-
ployee, Michael Stanislas was sentenced to
15 years in prison last week.
Stanislas, a 28-year-old St. Thomas resi-
dent, was sentenced on Tuesday, May 5, by
VI. Superior Court Judge Leon Kendall to
15 years for first-degree attempted murder,
five years for first-degree assault, 15 years
for possession of a dangerous weapon, sev-
en years each for five counts of first-degree
robbery and an additional seven years for
first-degree attempted robbery, according
to a published report. He was also fined
$5,000 for the weapons charge.

Ferry Fares To Remain
at Current Rate for Now
The price of riding the ferry to Red
Hook will not increase for at least 60 days,
if at all.
At a Tuesday evening, May 12, meeting
before a packed house of about 80 people
at the St. John Legislature building, V.I.
Public Services Commission members vot-
ed to stay their order, passed last month, to
increase most ferry fares for runs between
St. John and St. Thomas.

Nahim Jolly Arrested
for Stealing Laptop
from Gifft Hill School

As New

With a background in publication, mar-
keting and fund raising, Noreen Cavanaugh
brings a wealth of experience to the Friends
of V.I. National Park.

O'dege Sails To

2nd Commodore's

Cup Victory

Ina Alicia George Dies

Charles Smalls, 82,
Passes Away

May 25-31, 2009

NPS Returns Young
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
to Hawksnest Bay
After Rehabilitation
Paddy, a young Hawksbill turtle
found stranded and distressed on
Caneel Bay Resort's Hawksnest
Beach on March 17, was returned
to the same area on Thursday,
May 21, by NPS employee Christy
McManus after being rehabilitated
at Coral World.

One Dies, One
Recovers After Being
Overcome in Cistern
A 33-year-old St. Thomas man died and
a 42-year-old St. John man recovered after
they were overcome by fumes in a cistern
at a home in Fish Bay. The worker who
died was the first one to go into the cis-
tern, according to witnesses. The man who
survived had recovered consciousness af-
ter being overcome and was able to get out
of the cistern while rescue workers donned
breathing aparatus to bring the second vic-
tim out.

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Love City Jumps Up
for Javon at Fun Day;
Scholarship Awarded
to Malik Stevens
The threat of rain couldn't keep more
than 100 Love City residents from cel-
ebrating what would have been Javon Jade
Alfred's twelfth birthday at the JJ Fun Day
on Saturday, May 23, at the Winston Wells
ball field. "JJ," as he was affectionately
known to friends and family, was killed on
December 22, 2004, when he was struck by
a delivery truck as he walked home from a
school Christmas party.
Wagapalooza Nets
$25,000 To Keep
ACC Running
Through December

Cancel Employee Suffers
Minor Injuries After
Being Run Over by Boat
An employee of the Caneel Bay Resort
suffered lacerations to his shoulder after a
boating accident on Friday evening, May
22. The employee borrowed the boat from
the resort and was just leaving Caneel when
the accident occurred around 10 p.m.
The man lost control of the boat when
his shirt became stuck in the steering
wheel, explained VI. National Park Acting
Chief Ranger Jeff Mihan.


St. John Hosts Sea

Space Symposium

Toxic Gases in Cistern
Caused Death of
Construction Worker
Toxic gases were to blame in the death
of Fritzner Referve, 43, of St. Thomas,
according to the findings of VI. Medical
Examiner Francisco Landron. Referve died
in the early morning hours of Friday, May
22, after he was overcome the previous day
while working in a cistern at a home under
construction in Fish Bay.

Power Swim Attracts

Record Numbers,

Raises $15,000
The Friends of the VINP hosted its sixth
annual power swim on Sunday, May 24,
generating a record number of participants
and approximately $15,000 that will ben-
efit its many programs, according to Joe
Kessler, Friends president.

With Win Over Prestige,
Westin Takes First Men's Flag
Football League Championship
Love City's first men's flag football sea-
son wrapped up on Wednesday, May 20,
with Westin beating Prestige in a closely
contested match which ended with the re-
sort team on top 32 to 28.

IJn 8-14 200

Demanding the DOE
Hires Ms. Roskin,
GBS PTO Takes to
the Street in Protest
The halls of Guy Benjamin School were
just about empty on Thursday, June 4, as
parents kept students home as part of a
planned Parent Teacher Organization pro-
test to demand the hiring of Jane Roskin.
About 10 GBS PTO members, parents
and students stood outside the school hold-
ing posters which read "We Need Mrs.
Roskin At Our School No More Ex-
cuses," and "Together We Can Make Guy
Benjamin Great." There were only about
18 of the 100 students in attendance on
June 4.

Drowning Reported

at Honeymoon
V.I. Police Department St. John Deputy
Chief Darren Foy reported that a 65-year-
old female tourist apparently drowned on
Honeymoon Beach on St. John on Wednes-
day, June 4.
Police were dispatched to that location
just before 12 p.m. June 4 and encountered
a woman unresponsive on the beach. The
victim was identified as Linda Padgett of
North Carolina, who was staying at Blue-
beard's Beach Club on St. Thomas.
J'Nay Penn Graduates
As Valedictorian of IEKHS
Selengut Donates
2.2-Acre Nanny Point
to Trust for Public Land
Located on Nanny Point on the south-
east coast coast of St. John, the site was owned
by Stanley Selengut, owner of Maho Bay
Campground and Estate Concordia.

Coral Bay Triangle
Getting A Face Lift
"I want to get this thing up as
quickly as possible. Once we have
the design complete and the mate-
rials and funds together, we'll get
together and get it up. It will be like
an old fashioned barn raising."
- Samuel Rymer, Moravian Church property manager

Marketplace Gym
Reopens Under
Original Management

Camille Paris, 73,
Passes Away

Ariel Powell, 28, Dies
Jessie Alice (Todd)
Turner Fitzgerald
Passes Away

Jn8-14 200

JESS Graduates Reminded
To Make Good Choices

20 St. John Tradewinds, January 11-17, 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. Please contact Bob Malacarne at 626-5118 or Chris
Jordan at 514-4793.

Explore Waterlemon Bay on Jan. 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 drinking water and a
snack. Still cameras are welcome, but no video or recording de-
vices. SJHS activities are free to members and guests; a donation
of $25 per person from participating non-members is appreciated.

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VI Awarded $1.4 Million Grant

for Broadband Mapping

St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands was awarded approximately
$1.4 million from the National Telecommunications
Information Administration of the Department of
Commerce under their Broadband Technologies Op-
portunity Program (BTOP) last week.
The monies will fund mapping of the territory's
existing broadband network and funding for planning
the expansion of the territory's telecommunications
facilities, explained Governor John deJongh.
"This competitive federal stimulus grant award will
allow us to begin the process that will result in our be-
ing able to provide reliable broadband services to the
territory's residents and businesses," deJongh said.
"This is a key initiative towards bringing the critical
infrastructure to further spur economic growth in the
territory and enable our community to participate in
communications and internet worlds without limita-
In May 2009, deJongh hosted all of the existing
telecom and broadband service providers, as well as
the V.I. Water and Power Authority and the Univer-
sity of the Virgin Islands' Research and Technology
Park to begin the effort which led to this award.
"The purpose of that first-ever such meeting was
to outline the government's vision in submitting an
application to the BTOP and gain the cooperation and
participation of these stakeholders in sharing vital in-
formation about their networks that is critical to pro-

viding the information requested by the NTIA to first
create a national broadband map and then to form the
basis for developing the plans for expanding the terri-
tory's broadband infrastructure," deJongh said.
Local service providers participating in the meet-
ing were Innovative Communications, Choice Com-
munications, Broadband VI, Clear Signal Network
Solutions, ADM Wireless, AT&T Cellular, and Sprint
Following a competitive bid process, Stratum
Broadband Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts was con-
tracted to assist the OEO in submitting the grant ap-
plication for the mapping and planning initiatives as
well as to develop the engineering and business strat-
It is anticipated that the base data on mapping will
be completed in February and that a submission of
a second competitive grant application for network
build out funding will take place.
"Our success in this area complements efforts that
are underway by the University's Research and Tech-
nology Park to expand our e-commerce platform of-
ferings to drive business development in the territory
and the recent government submissions of a federal
stimulus grant application to build out our health in-
formation exchange infrastructure and recent approv-
al of a federal grant to development and implement a
Medicaid management information system," deJongh

Crime Stoppers USVI: Crimes of the Week

St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help
to solve the following crimes. Even the smallest
bit of information may be just what law enforce-
ment needs to solve these cases.
St. John
On December 27 at about 6:30 p.m., a black
backpack containing a woman's US passport and
a black iPhone in an orange case were stolen from
a grey Isuzu Trooper while parked at the Mar-
ketplace. The minimum reward for this arrest is
St. Thomas
On December 25 at about 12:20 a.m. in the area
of Silver Dollar Convenience Store, four masked
individuals in a white Toyota Camry robbed and
then opened fire on a group of people playing
dominoes, wounding six individuals. Help police
identify these shooters and get these thugs off the
streets. The minimum reward for the arrest of the
four suspects is $2,500
St. Croix
On August 18, 2008 at about 1:40 a.m., resi-
dents of Williams Delight reported a number of
shots fired. Police officers found 30-year-old

Shada Mustafa lying in his front yard with several
gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital but
later died. Help detectives identify the killerss.
The minimum reward for this arrest is $1,250.
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 submit
tips online at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or
by texting "USVI" plus your message to CRIMES
If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of
stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the
tipster receives a cash reward to be paid accord-
ing to their instructions. Only anonymous callers
to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash re-
Crime Stoppers is pleased to report that in
2009 we received 508 tips. This is over twice
what was expected and Crime Stoppers thanks the
entire community for sending a strong message to
criminals in the territory that law-abiding citizens
and law enforcement are working to put an end
to this crime spree, thus making the USVI a safer
place to live, work, and raise a family.

St. John Tradewinds, January 11-17, 2010 21

Carabana Ensemble Presents "Benjie"

at Cinnamon Bay on Thursday Nights
Carabana Ensemble Theater Company opened its thirteenth
season at the Cinnamon Bay amphitheater on Thursday, January 7,
with its presentation of "Benjie."
The mono-drama Benjie is the story of Guy Benjamin, a leading
educator, community activist and storyteller on St. John. His story
is told through the lesson of a grade school teacher to her class.
The play was written and directed by Clarence Cuthbertson and
feather Kathleen Pascal as Miss Kay, the grade school teacher. The
play will run each Thursday at 7 p.m. through April 29. Admission
is free. For more information call 779-4940.

First Annual St. Thomas Blues Festival

Set for January 22 at Reichhold
The first Annual Johnnie Walker St. Thomas Blues Festival is
set for Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m. at the Reichhold Center at the
University of the Virgin Islands.
The much anticipated concert features Curtis Salgado, Tram-
pled Under Food and Eden Brent.
Tickets are now available at The Reichhold Center Box Office;
VI Bridal and Tuxedo at Tutu Park Mall; Home Again at Red Hook
Plaza; Eccentric Shoe Boutique; Urban Threadz at Havensight;
and at Connections on St. John.
Please note that tickets are going quite fast so make plans early.
For more information check out stthomasbluesfestival.com.

DPNR's Building Permits Division

Is Discarding Old Buidling Plans
Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner
Robert Mathes announced last week that the Division of Build-
ing Permits advised all applicants who have obtained an Occu-
pancy Permit from 1995 to 2007 and all approved plans from 2005
through 2008 that were not picked up, to come in to DPNR and
pick up their building plans.
As mandated by the International Residential Code and the
International Building Code, DPNR will hold construction plans
only six months after the Occupancy permit has been issued.

Dept. of Human Services Offering Free

Training for Non-Profit Organizations
The Department of Human Services announces a free 12-week
training session for directors, managers and board members of
nonprofit organizations.
The sessions will begin on January 21, at 9:30 a.m. at the DHS
Video Conference Center- St. Thomas
Call Ms. Warrington at 774-0930 ext. 4103 for more informa-
tion and registration forms. Space is limited, so register promptly.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Free

Vow Renewal at Trunk Bay Ceremony
Celebrate Valentine's Day by re-affirming love and commit-
ment at the eight annual free marriage vow renewal with Love
City's famous barefoot minister Anne Marie Porter.
The ceremony will be on Sunday, February 14, at 5 p.m. at
Trunk Bay beach. So far 630 couples have enjoyed the free, fun
event. No registration is required, just show up! For more informa-
tion call Cathy Dove at 642-2182 or email C alhi a book, i.com.

CFVI 2010 Mini-Grants Available

St. John Tradewinds
The Community Foundation of
the Virgin Islands announces the
launch of its 2010 Mini-Grant Pro-
The mini-grant program was es-
tablished by CFVI to offer support
to school based groups, communi-
ty organizations, non-profit groups
and individuals who propose in-
novative programs that support the
mission of CFVI which is to en-
hance educational, cultural, social,
physical, and the environmental
well-being of children, youth and

families in the U.S. Virgin Is-
"For the 14th consecutive year,
CFVI is able to offer these grants
which enable hard-working vol-
unteers to provide services to Vir-
gin Islands' children and families
in after-school and summer pro-
grams" said CFVI's president Dee
These mini grants range from
$250 to $1,000 and are awarded
on a competitive basis to appli-
cants from St. Thomas, St. Croix
and St. John.

Completed applications for
2010 mini-grants must be post-
marked or faxed by Friday, Feb-
ruary 12. Successful applicants
will be required to submit a brief
written report, receipts for expen-
ditures and, if possible, contribute
visual documentation, on the use
of the grant at the end of the fund-
ing period.
Applications can also be re-
quested via email at general.info@
cfvi.net or kwilliams@cfvi.net. Or
pick up an application at Connec-
tions in Cruz Bay.

St. John Police Report


Land Line: 911 Cellular: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Dept: 340-693-8880

St. John Fire Station: 340-776-6333

Saturday, January 2 glary. Burglary in the second. Unfounded burglary.
5:55 a.m. An Estate Pastory 9:23 p.m. A citizen c/r a dis- 3:15 p.m. A minor p/r she
resident r/ that her boyfriend as- turbance in the area of the Na- was assaulted at her home. Ag-
saulted her. Assault. tional Park Service parking lot. gravated assault and battery,
9:11 a.m. A citizen c/re- Disturbance of the peace. D.V
questing police assistance with Tuesday, January 5 4:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that
removing an individual from 1:33 p.m. An Estate Caro- his tenant broke his door. De-
Mongoose Junction. Police as- lina resident c/r being threatened struction of property.
distance. on the telephone. Telephone ha- Thursday, January 7
6:35 p.m. Central Dispatch rassment. 4:00 a.m. Central Dispatch
c/r an auto accident in the area of 4:25 p.m. A Belleuve Vil- c/r a burglary in progress in
Dolphin Market. Auto accident. lage resident p/r that she lost her Chocolate Hole. Police assis-
Sunday, January 3 postal money orders. Lost prop- tance.
10:00 a.m. An Estate Grun- erty. 10:25 a.m. An employee of
wald resident c/requesting police 5:17 p.m. A VI. National Waterfront Bistro c/r a larceny.
assistance. Police assistance. Park ranger r/ an accidental in- Grand larceny.
Monday, January 4 jury. Accidental injury. 2:49 p.m. A John's Folly
9:30 a.m. A member of St. 8:40 p.m. A citizen c/r the resident r/ that someone stole
John Rescue c/r seeing suspi- smell of marijuana near her resi- his roosters, valued at $4,000.
cious males on the beach at dence. Suspicious act. Grand larceny.
Chocolate Hole. 9:40 p.m. A dinghy ran 11:33 p.m. An Estate
10:15 a.m. An Estate Spring aground near Moorehad Point. Enighed resident p/r she was as-
Garden resident r/ being assault- No injuries were reported. Po- saulted by a male. Court order
ed by a male. Aggravated assault lice assistance, violation.
and battery. Wednesday, January 6 Friday, January 8
11:08a.m.-AnEstateEnighed 12:20 p.m. A St. Thomas 12:51 a.m.-Acitizenr/some-
resident r/ lost documents. Lost resident r/ being in a fight. As- one removed his dinghy from
documents. sault and battery. Cruz Bay. Unauthorized use of
5:00 p.m. A St. Thomas resi- 12:45 p.m. An Estate vessel.
dent p/r being involved in a fight Enighed resident r/ an assault. 1:22 a.m. A citizen r/ he was
at the Cruz Bay dock. Simple as- Assault and battery. assaulted by three males in the
sault and battery. 3:13 p.m. Central Dispatch area of Wharfside Village. Sim-
8:27 p.m. A visitor r/ a bur- c/r a burglary in Estate Adrian. ple assault.

22 St. John Tradewinds, January 11-17, 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.

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Monday, January 11
Coral Bay residents are in-
vited to attend a community
meeting on Monday, January
11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at
the John's Folly Learning In-
Tuesday, January 12
The St. John Historical
Society will host its January
membership meeting on Tues-
day, January 12, at the Bethany
Moravian Church Hall, begin-
ning at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 13
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger will host the next
Committee of Economic De-
velopment, Energy and Tech-
nology hearing on Wednesday,
January 13, at 9 a.m. in the
Earle B. Ottley Legislative
Hall on St. Thomas.
Thursday, January 14
The V.I. Water and Power
Authority, V.I. Waste Manage-
ment Authority and Alpine En-
ergy Group are hosting a series
of town hall meetings this week
across the territory. On St. John
the meeting will be on Thurs-
day, January 14, at the Cruz
Bay Legislature building from
6 to 9 p.m. For more informa-
tion call 774-3552 ext. 2050.
Wednesday, January 20
Crimestoppers USVI is hav-
ing a birthday party on St. John
on Wednesday, January 20,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cruz
Bay Battery.
Friday, January 22
The first Annual Johnnie
Walker St. Thomas Blues Fes-
tival is set for Friday, January
22, at 8 p.m. at the Reichhold
Center at the University of the
Virgin Islands.
Friday, January 22
For The Sea Productions,
created by award-winning
underwater filmmaker Ziggy
Livnatto, was designed to
promote marine conservation
via visual experience. He will
bring his entertaining and edu-

national film "Learning to Sea"
to the St. John School of the
Arts on Friday, January 22
Saturday, January 23
The St. John Historical So-
ciety will explore the historical
landscape of Waterlemon Bay
on Saturday, January 23, be-
ginning at 9 a.m. and starting
from the Annaberg parking lot.
Sunday, January 24
Friends of V.I. National
Park is hosting its 2010 Annual
Meeting on Saturday, January
24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at T'ree
Lizards Restaurant at Cinna-
mon Bay Campground.
Thursday, January 28
Kalin Ivanov will be
performing at St. John School
of the Arts on Thursday, Janu-
ary 28, at 8 p.m.
"Crowns," a Gospel Mu-
sical about the story of six Af-
rican American women, will
open at Pistarckle Theater on
January 28.
The Department of Hu-
man Services will host public
hearings to discuss the new
rules and regulations for ad-
ministering child-care facilities
across the territory. On St. John
the meeting will be on ?? Jan-
uary 28, at St. Ursula's Senior
Citizens' Center in Cruz Bay,
from 6 to 9 p.m. d run through
February 14.
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
Sunday, February 14
Celebrate Valentine's Day
by re-affirming love and com-
mitment at the eight annual free
marriage vow renewal with
Love City's minister Anne Ma-
rie Porter. The ceremony will

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Commercial Space Available

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Sizes to 10' x 12', Autos,
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1979 Skipper 20 sailboat.
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excellent location next to Westin
call Emily for info. #776-6666

Partially renovated,
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'03 Nissan Xterra, V6,
only 24K Miles. CD,
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Window & locks. $9,000.
Serious inquiries only

'06 Jeep Wrangler
Yellow, hardtop,extended
length, 4x4, A/C, CD
player, hardly driven with
8,000 mileage. $16,500
or OBO (860) 912-3718

Need a Caretaker? Honest,
reliable, construction expe-
rience, college degree, drug
free, experienced boater,
male 29 yrs, available
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Cruz Bay Apartments
One bedroom/one bath
$1200; Two bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1600; Two
bedroom/2 bath/w/d $1600;
Two bedroom/2 bath/pool/
w/d $2000; Two bedroom/2
bath/w/d $2200; Two
bedroom/I bath/w/d in Cruz
Bay 2200; Three bedroom/2
bath/w/d $1700; Large three
bedroom/2 bath/w/d/pool
Coral Bay
One bedroom apt/w/d
$1250; Two bedroom/2
bath house/washer $1800;
One bedroom/one bath/w/d

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

St. John Saltpond
Bay Area: Beachfront,
masonry villa, 3 bed/2
bath, queen size beds, all
A/C, plus ceiling fans,
60 ft treetop deck. Check
Rent 2K/month + utilities
Call Peter Mollo


Coral Bay-2+BR 1BA
house w/yard near mini
market $1,400. Available
for business-commer-
cial use at higher rate.

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

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,
$1500/month; 340-776-6331
or 678-715-1129.

House for Rent. Coral
Bay 2-BR, 1 1/2 bath,
washer/dryer. Large deck
with harbor view. Direct
bus route access. $1,400
mo. First and last rent up
front. 302-381-5247.

Coral Bay House Rental
Available Now: Great
view, furnished 3 bed/2
bath, large decks, A/C,
water access, parking for
2 vehicles, great for 3-4
people or a family. $2700
per month + utilities. Call
Laurie at 340-779-1804
or 340-227-6688

Pastory Estate Condo
2 bed/2 bath, great view,
clean, one-year lease,
$1800/mo. Available April
2010. 616-437-0546

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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday

Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Friday;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291

Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espafol), 10 a.m. Sunday

Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship.
Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 3rd Sunday: Servce 9:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

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

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

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


Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie
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City, State, Zip

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

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

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, 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


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

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

Dr. Cool 340-715-COOL (2556)
One call for all your air-conditioning Landscaping
refrigeration and appliance needs 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

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

Real Estate
Beau Iy/Spa American Paradise Real Estate
Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
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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

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

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

Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
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

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

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

Property Manager Retail
Cimmaron Property Management Sugar Birds
tel. 340-715-2666 340-776-6909
St. John's Premier Property Manager Located at Mongoose Junction

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

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

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

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

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VINP Archaeology Has Big Plans

Continued from Page 7
Another Hassel Island project slated for
2010 is the first phase of the renovation
of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company,
which put the Virgin Islands on the map in
the 1800s, Wild explained.
"Every ship from the British Empire
that came into the Americas offloaded in
St. Thomas harbor," he said. "That created
the need for coaling stations and a place for
ships to be repaired. It was a huge industry
from the mid-1800s into the 1900s."
"We have funding to start cleaning up
the company and getting it in good re-
pair," Wild added.
Back on St. John, work will continue
on the excavation of centuries-old remains
found at Cinnamon Bay, a project which
has been ongoing for years.
The remains, likely those of men,
women and children who died in a cholera
epidemic sometime between 1680 and the
1800s, have been washing up on Cinna-
mon Bay beach for years due to erosion.
They will eventually be reburied in an
ossuary with an interdenominational cer-

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"The excavation just takes time," said
Wild. "I actually just returned from Talla-
hassee, where some of the human remains
we've found are being stored, to see how
much was there to determine how much
room we need for the ossuary."
The VINP archaeology department may
have an even bigger task to accomplish at
Cinnamon Bay, an area rich in historic ar-
tifacts, if funding comes through for the
replacement of the campground's water
"The excavation for that project would
be a large, large archaeological dig," said
Wild. "We'd have to dig at least the first
meter deep so they could install the new
system. The funding hasn't come in yet,
but it's something that's being looked at
very closely."
Wild also plans to welcome interns
from the University of Copenhagen in
Denmark, whose task will be to help find
approximately 20 undiscovered planta-
tions which were plotted out by the VINP
archaeologist and last year's interns.

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VILLA MISTRAL"- WATERFRONT -This beautiful 5 bedroom hornme
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ending the waves or watch & listen to hae surf from Ihe 2 separate
swimming pools each *ith a spacious sun deck This very special home
incluOes many features infiniry edge pool grotlo & waterfall coral slorie
floors stainless appliances air conditioning dual sinks in bachsi custom
hardwood doors & windows. custom furniture. generator etc S7.995M
"THE SHOPS AT COCOLOBA" This is an exciting new shopping
complex on the water's edge in Coral Bay. "Turnkey" operation with
over 10,000 total square feet with room to expand under W-1 zoning
guidelines. 125 KW generator, waste water treatment plant, drip
irrigation system, plenty of parking excellent occupancy, 3/4 acre plus
over 400 feet of water-frontage. $3,900,000.
Shopping Center Business opportunity in this brand new retail office
u jlding' Built in 2009 Beautiful architecture with stone work, columns
and arches. Ample on-site parking and back up generator. Great
Tenancy in place with supermarket, bank branch, day spa, and more!
ideally located on the south shore road walking distance to the Westin
Resort and Guinea Grove Apartments. Call Islandia for more details.

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-. x.... "Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos just
completed in Cruz Bay. 2,3 & 4. bedrooms available A/C, walk to Frank
SBay beach and town. Water views, high quality appliances These are
some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Fantastic views from St. Thomas to St Croix and the St. James islands.
Just six units in the complex. Special pre-construction prices: $825,000
to $1.35M Contact Islandia for details. Time is now for a great buyl I
"-, "Palm Terrace Villas"- 4 of the newest,most spacious condos on St.
John. New construction finished in 2005, beautiful views, sun deck &
? .pool. walk to town & Frank Bay Beach. The 3 bedroom penthouse units
are over 2100 sq.ft Al feature large kitchens, granite countertops,
stainless appliances, large closets, private washer and dryer and ample
sa-- storage These condos have it all $975.000 to S1,399.000
EAST END POINT" The eastern most point of SL John is now for sale. This estate sized lot
is over 5 acres and has several natural building sites and unlimited views to the British Virgins
from Tortola to Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Salt, Cooper, Ginger, Peter and Norman Islands.
Located within "THE POINT AT PRIVATEER' St John's newest upscale subdivision with
minimum tol sizes of 1 acre, paved roads and underground utilities. $4.5M
*ZOOTENVAAL COTTAGES" A unique SL John property with 850' of
waterfront, including a while powder sand beach. Almost 5 acres at
pristine Hurricane Hole, a National Marine Monument, on beautiful Borck
Creek There are 4 short term rental cottages on the properly Cottages
are masonry construction and in excellent condition. One is right on the
S beac-, 512M Adjoining 20 acre parcel is also available
NEW LISTING Large lot in Upper Carolina with panoramic views of the British Virgins Hurricane
Hole, Coral Bay, and the Caribbean Sea. High elevation, cool Iradewind breezes and a downhill
build. Paved road access and deeded beach access at Johnson's Bay Priced to sell at 1199,000

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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.
NAUTILUS Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Maria
Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa w/large wraparound veran-
da, spa, sunrise to sunset views, 1.25 acre, 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 poolvilla,featuresex-
quisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof, coral flooring, columns,
fountains & sunsets over Chocolate Hole Bay. $2,999,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS New rental villa in upscale neigh-
borhood. Masonry construction w/ low maintenance features.
3 bdrm/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceil-
ing in greatroom, ample room for expansion. $1,595,000.
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.

PERELANDRA is a romantic 2 bedroom,
2 bath Caribbean style villa offering stunning
panoramic views and evening sunsets, privacy,
convenient location & comfortable elegance.
Nestled high on the hillside above Cruz Bay
w/lush gardens & private pool. This well built
& well maintained house has ample room for
expansion. $1,050,000.

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 $399K!
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.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4zoning.$249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Water views, 1/ ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG- Gentle grade, 1Y ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
ZOOTENVAAL-Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
GREAT CRUZ BAY 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor
views & architectural plans. Walkto dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE -2 beautiful sites. $299K-$350K.
ESTATE FISH BAY Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $165K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS Time to buy. Affordable
lots, with water views, $95k and up.
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, estab-
lished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inven-
tory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000.

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'oint, has private path to -
pristine beach.
Spectacular new,
gated estate on
1.63 acres with
exceptional pri-
Svacy surrounded
by 645' shoreline
and National
00 Park waters.
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Panoramic views
over harbor to
BVIs. Charming
brick courtyard,
lush tropical
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L'AUTRE MONDE" Breathtaking views!
Privacy is para-
porary gated estate
features open floor
plan with extensive
common areas, 2
pools, luxurious mas-
ter suite, 6 additional
bdrms. Private dock.
$6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay).
ipressive water views to St. Thomas,
ood breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
ter court-
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RIDGE" 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private
acre, bordered
features stun-
ning north shore
views, pool w/
waterfall, spa,
easy access to
Cinnamon Bay
$4,900,000 beach.
BUY! 4 bedroom private rental home-
down island
&Coral Bay

now priced
Sggo.O00 to sell.

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

"POINCIANA" is an island classic
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
rental with
one of the
best views
of the south
$2,300,000 shore.
"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or
a 1br, 1ba condo
close to Cruz Bay!
Purchase one for
yourself and stop
throwing money
away on rent or
$225,000 & purchase both for
$240,000 additional income.

UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath,
beautifully-appointed villa has spec-
tacular Coral Bay views. Entry level
Shas spacious
great room &
covered porch.
Interior stair-
case leads to
2 master suites
& lower level
$1,395,000 studio suite.
"CORAL BREEZE" Well kept 2 br, 2
ba condo live in or continue successful
short term rental. Beautiful views of Great
5 Crunz Bay & beyond.
Convenient to town
& recently added
common pool and
deck make Bethany
Condos unit 6 a
$595,000 great investment.

"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. S 125,000
"EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. S 193,500
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre S 274,900
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach S 298,000
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 1/2 ac. with Topo S 299,000
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access S 425,000
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map S 475,000
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. S 499,000
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront S 595,000
"AZURE BAY" IN CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing S 650,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and
underground utilities. From $285,000
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab,
well, active plans/permits. From $369,000
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL
HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $335,000

"LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
amenities including barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
utilities beach & views. From $425,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000
adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome views.
views. From $425,000. Owner/broker. Call for details.
"ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views
ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000 "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
private gated enclave with shared generator, beach access; "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible
3 lots from $560,000 BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for
"BOATMAN POINT" 2Waterfront lots with views& breezes. $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000
Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From $945,000 "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI views,
"UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls,
parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls & planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots
underground utilities. From $999,000 from $399,000

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overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter 2-unit cottage, 1x1 plus studio, ALL OFFERS views. Master suite, living area
home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000 CONSIDERED! $585,000 upper level. Lower level has 2 BR
kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings, estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offer
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board, 5.5 baths. Swimmable water access
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 & wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000 ADURO Cute Caribbean (
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 tranquil setting. Water views
above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile 3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000.
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 roof, 180 views, large pool & hot tub BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1
AMANI Spectacular sunsets,180 views, $2,850,000 cottage in quaint Coral Bay n
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3BR/3BA, plus private ONE OF THE BEST DEALS ON ST. JOHN!!! Room for expansion. REDUCED
self-contained guest cottage $2,295,000 LA BELLA VITA is a spectacular villa in the CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, p
ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New Virgin Grand Estates, 4 a/c identical master views. Zoned R-4 for development
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,000 VILLA TESORI is a luxurious
floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. offering uncompromising quality
suites. $2,190,000 4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 180views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,C
WATERFRONT RETREAT on Privateer acre. Multilevel plan offers privacy. $1,499,000 NEW! One of the least expense
Bay. This 3 BR/3BA masonry beach house is QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry the market! Great starter home
just steps from the water. Paved roads & home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with expand. Property has CO. Adjace
underground utilities. Pricedto sell! $1,050,000 many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000 2 unit masonry home also availaL

A. Expansive BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
& kitchen on overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
, living area & popular vacation rental $769,000 foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000

BAY JUST INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with NEW CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located
s 5 bdrms and sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come in Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1
;s. $4,950,000 see the impressive recent renovations $1,195,000. acre. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate!
;ottage in a YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just $2,395,000
of Fish Bay. steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 WATERFRONTMARIABLUFFVilla Belvedere
BR/4BA with a 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 Commanding views, year-round sunsets, pool,
.5 bath guest WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000
neighborhood, while gazing out upon excellent bay views. AMOROSA A Tuscan inspired villa in the
TO $699,000. Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 midst of the Nat'l Pk in Peter Bay. Sweeping
ool&panoramic L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in views, deeded walking path to the beach,
it. $2,950,000 desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient 4BR/5BA. $7,450,000
custom home design. 4BR/412BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
y. Sweeping MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
100 views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, beaches, cooling breezes. $2,390,000
sive homes on all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Brand new villa
with room to FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Pool, nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
ent parcel with 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
le. $279,000 Plans for 3 more hdrms i1 235 n00 floors. $2,950,000

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