Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Artist Rendering Courtesy of deJongh Group

150+ Parking Spaces Anticipated at Enighed Pond

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John residents can expect some relief
from the struggle to find a parking place in
Cruz Bay in just three months, when the V.I.

Port Authority will open its Enighed Pond
property to 150 parking spots, VIPA Ex-
ecutive Director Ken Hobson announced at
the Thursday evening, January 14, St. John
Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The deJongh Group has long been work-
ing on plans for VIPA's St. John properties,
including Enighed Pond and the Cruz Bay
Creek, and the group's proposal was recent-
Continued on Page 2

Few Questions

Answered by

Alpine at Town

Hall Meeting
Page 3
Gifft Hill School
Seeking New
Seeds Program
Raises $400K
Page 5
CBCC Outlines
Projects Under
NOAA Grant
Page 7
Olasse Davis Is
Guest Speaker at
Friends Meeting
Page 9


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"This will form a structural crust which we believe is
significant to support light vehicle loads. The placement
of the additional fill in the center adds more weight and
further represses it. This will allow it to compress more,
and hopefully when it is eventually removed, the material
will have been enhanced structurally."
Robert deJongh of the deJongh Group

150+ Parking Spaces Anticipated

at Enighed Pond within 90 Days

Continued from Cover Page

ly accepted by the VIPA board.
The new parking spaces will line the perimeter of
the Enighed Pond in a gravel parking lot with four
access points from the road. The lot will be open at
all times, and Robert deJongh of the deJongh Group
is urging the St. John community to come together to
organize a shuttle service from the lot into Cruz Bay.
The material which was dredged from the pond
to open it to the ocean during the construction of the
barge port has since been drying out at Enighed Pond,
and has long been considered an obstacle to any type
of development at the property.
The deJongh Group's proposal calls for pushing
some of the fill toward the center of the property, ap-
proximately 70 to 75 feet from the perimeter, and sta-
bilizing the parking area with three layers of a perme-
able geo-textile fabric and crushed stone.
"This will form a structural crust which we believe
is significant to support light vehicle loads," said de-
Jongh. "The placement of the additional fill in the
center adds more weight and further represses it. This
will allow it to compress more, and hopefully when
it is eventually removed, the material will have been
enhanced structurally."
VIPA was initially reluctant to open its property to
free public parking, which it only agreed to after in-
tervention by Governor John deJongh.
The Port Authority, whose responsibilities are
aviation and marine facilities, "is not in the business
of providing free public parking," said local architect
The parking lot was funded by a recent bond issue,
and design documents are complete and ready to go
out to bid.
Parking at Enighed Pond will be free for the time
being, according to Hobson; however, VIPA does have

plans to develop a commercial center on the property
once the dredged material can be removed.
While deJongh's explanation of the parking plan
at Enighed was repeatedly met with applause by St.
John Chamber members, the group was not so recep-
tive to the deJongh Group's suggestions for the use of
the Cruz Bay Creek.
The current plan calls for relocating the Customs
and Border Patrol facility to the far eastern side of the
property, closest to the VI. National Park ball field.
Several chamber members expressed concern at the
amount of boat traffic which would the have to travel
deep into the Creek to clear customs upon returning
from the British Virgin Islands.
The deJongh Group also suggested an amphithe-
ater be built in the foothills of the Battery, and that nu-
merous commercial buildings be constructed among
parking lots and green spaces the part of the plan
which drew the most opposition from chamber mem-
"You would have to create a market for all that
commercial space," said local architect and Mon-
goose Junction builder/owner Glen Speer. "What is
the real long term plan, cruise ships? That changes
who we are as an island."
Several chamber members likened the proposal for
the Creek to Havensight on St. Thomas.
"If I have to give up my waterfront so cruise ship
people can come here, then let them stay," said local
architect Michael Milne.
DeJongh assured the chamber that its plan for the
Creek is nowhere near final.
"These features are for stimulating ideas," he said.
"They are not set in stone."
The architect urged the group to map out where it
wants the island to go in five, 10 and 15 years, and to
submit its plan to VIPA. The Port Authority would
welcome the input, according to Hobson.

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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.
Everyone who cares about their community will have an oppor-
tunity to find out more about this totally anonymous program and
the positive impact it is clearly making on the territory.
For more information about the organization checkout www.

GHS Staging "Jack and the Three

Golden Hairs" on January 22 and 23
The students of Gifft Hill School will stage "Jack and the Three
Golden Hairs," on Friday, January 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan-
uary 23, at 2 p.m.
Playwright and director, Stephen Steams of the New England
Theater Youth Group and his production crew, Doran Hamm, Ty-
ler Hatton-Bullock, Moriah Martel, and Phoebe Martel, have flown
in from Vermont to work with upper school students to bring this
hilarious musical comedy to St. John. Performances will be in the
Great Room at the lower campus and donations are accepted.

Explore Waterlemon Bay on Jan. 23

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

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park

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 18-24, 2010 3

May Adams Cornwall

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

Residents, WAPA and
night meeting.

VIWMA employees and consultants packed the Cruz Bay Legislature building for the Thursday

Donald Hurd

Few Questions Answered by Alpine at Town Meeting

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In a meeting that grew conten-
tious at times, residents had few of
their questions answered by repre-
sentatives of Alpine Energy Group
during a Thursday evening, Janu-
ary 14, public hearing at the Cruz
Bay Legislature building.
It was standing room only, al-
though many of the seats inside the
legislature room were filled with
various environmental consultants
and officials from V.I. Waste Man-
agement Authority and Water And
Power Authority.
The meeting was the second
in a series of town hall meetings
hosted by WAPA, VIWMA and
Alpine across the territory to share
details of two proposed waste to
energy and petroleum-coke bum-
ing power plants.
WAPA has signed two contracts
with Alpine to construct one plant
on St. Croix and a second plant
in the Estate Bovoni area of St.
Thomas, just a few miles from the
shores of Love City.
After years of inadequate plan-
ning and funding to deal with the
territory's waste stream, VIWMA
faces federal orders to close the
St. Croix landfill this year and
the St. Thomas dump by 2014.
The agency has been looking for
waste-to-energy projects as long-
term solutions for the territory's
waste issues.
WAPA has been looking for
ways to move the utility away
from its total dependence on oil

for energy, and issued requests
for proposals in December 2007
for alternative energy production
Fourteen proposals came in
from various alternative energy
producers by the May 2008 dead-
line, of which six were determined
to fit WAPA's criteria which
stipulated financing and ownership
of plants by the energy producer.
After months of negotiations,
WAPA signed two 20-year con-
tracts with Colorado-based Alpine
Energy Group in August 2009.
Plans call for the energy plants
to bum a combination of shred-
ded, sanitized and pelletized bio-
mass like old tires, wood-based
waste and other combustible mate-
rials and pet-coke.
"WAPA went through a rigorous
and transparent process to evaluate
the proposals," said WAPA execu-
tive director Hugo Hodge. "Critics
might prefer one technology over
another, but technology wasn't the
only criteria. We considered the
applicant's ability to finance the
"We made our decision based on
what would be in the best interest
of our rate payers," said Hodge.
The contracts between WAPA
and Alpine are only the first phase
of the project, and many permits
must still be obtained by local and
federal agencies including Depart-
ment of Planning and Natural Re-
sources' Coastal Zone Planning
Committees, EPA and U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.

"If the permits are not acquired,
the project will not happen,"
Hodge told the crowd.
Officials from WAPA, VIWMA
and Alpine each gave short pre-
sentations detailing the proposed
projects before opening the floor
to questions from the audience.
Most residents who posed ques-
tions to Alpine and WAPA were
concerned with the toxic by-prod-
ucts of burning pet-coke being dis-
charged into the atmosphere.
"Let us know what is going to
come out of those stacks," said
Dan Porter.
"Would you drink a glass of
water with these toxins mixed into
it?" asked Pam Gaffin. "Because
that is what you are asking us to
do. I will have to drink and bathe
in these toxins."
"Clean air and clean water are
very important to our tourists,"
said Myrtle Barry. "We have to
protect our tourist market. Our
tourists won't come if our air and
our water aren't clean."
"WAPA doesn't provide all of
us with water many of us de-
pend on our roofs for water," said
Barry. "It's more a threat to our
health than anything else because
of the chemicals that are going to
be released."
Hodge adamantly denied that
any toxins would end up in any-
one's cisterns.
"Were it true that this stuff would
end up on your roof, it would be
a travesty," said Hodge. "No one
here would propose a project that

would do that."
Although officials did not detail
the composition of what the stacks
would release into the air, Alpine
officials pledged to share that in-
formation with the public in the
Other residents were concerned
about endangered coral in the pris-
tine bay off-shore of the proposed
Bovoni plant, which also calls for
construction of a pier to unload
pet-coke and biomass waste to the
"There are elkhorn and stag-
horn coral in the bay, particularly
in the area near where the dock is
proposed," said Gary Ray. "I think
it will be very tough to get these
permits under the Endangered
Species Act. I'd like to see our
coastline protected."
The discussion grew heated
when Hugo Roller questioned WA-
PA's integrity in the RFP process
and Lorelei Monsanto questioned
entering into a 20-year agreement
with a company that was only
formed in 2007.
"Frankly, this deal smells worse
than the waste that clearly needs
to be dealt with in a better manner
than is now done," said Roller.
"I'm appalled and hurt at what
is happening here," said Monsan-
to. "We have e company that is in
its infancy. My government has
chosen a child to deal with our is-
sues of trash."
"When we ask questions you
make it combative," said Mon-

"It is very frustrating when in-
formation is being released that
is not true," Hodge said in his de-
fense after a terse back and forth
with both Roller and Monsanto.
While the contracts between
WAPA and Alpine have been
signed, numerous public hearings
will be hosted in the future as the
energy group applies for the bevy
of permits needed for the projects.
For more information about
Alpine check out the company's
website at www.alpineenergy-


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CBCC Outlines Watershed Projects Under NOAA Grant

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The days of Coral Bay harbor
turning brown after heavy rains
just might be numbered.
At a Monday, January 11, meet-
ing at John's Folly Learning Insti-
tute Coral Bay Community Coun-
cil members outlined 10 storm
water projects the group will over-
see over the next 18 months under
a $1.47 million federal grant.
CBCC joined forces with the
V.I. Resources Conservation and
Development Council, Estate Fish
Bay Homeowners Association, De-
partment of Planning and Natural
Resources' Coastal Zone Manage-
ment Division, University of the
Virgin Islands, the Nature Conser-
vancy and various researchers to
apply for a grant from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
istration under the American Re-
covery and Reinvestment Act.
The request was one of 50 ac-
cepted by NOAA out of more than
800 applications. In total VIRCD
was awarded $2.7 million in
NOAA Coastal and Marine Habi-
tat Restoration funding for three
projects in the Virgin Islands -
installing swales and culverts on
Estate Fish Bay Road, addressing

a severe gully erosion at East End
Bay on St. Croix and the Coral
Bay watershed projects.
Many residents had requested
to have their neighborhoods be
involved with the Coral Bay wa-
tershed project, but only 10 were
chosen for cost-effectiveness and
efficiency, explained CBCC presi-
dent Sharon Coldren.
"The projects we chose were
selected by me and former CBCC
storm water engineer Joe Mina,"
said Coldren. "We looked at where
we could have the biggest impact.
We wanted to get the most bang
for our buck."
"There is a whole lot more to
do, but we tried to spread the mon-
ey around as much as we could
and to do projects that will have
a big impact on sediment runoff,"
Coldren said.
The projects all focus on slow-
ing the flow of water and runoff
into Coral Bay harbor by a variety
of methods, from restoring natural
guts to installing trench drains.
"The goal is to restore natural
drainage flows as much as pos-
sible," said Coldren. "Many have
been disturbed by regraded road-
beds and other development. We
will add shallow vegetative swales,

"The projects we chose were...where we could
have the biggest impact. We wanted to get the
most bang for our buck."
Sharon Coldren, CBCC President

install trench drains, eliminate
deep, excavated, unlined ditches
and slow down the flow of water
to the valley floor."
To attack the storm water run-
off problem further, CBCC hopes
to find locations for sediment re-
tention ponds on the valley floor,
Coldren added.
Many of the projects call for ad-
dressing storm water from the top
of the hill, reducing the amount of
runoff that reaches the bay. Where
the plumes do reach the bay and
endangered coral, sea grass and
other marine habitats CBCC
plans to install "last chance" mea-
sures to capture as much sediment
as possible.
A dirt road in the Estate Hansen
Bay area will get culverts and oth-
er measures to stabilize the sedi-
ment before it gets washed into the
sea. Several trench drains will be
installed along the Johnny Horn
Trail, which is actually a federal
highway, and a rain garden will

capture the rest of the runoff be-
fore it reaches Coral Bay harbor,
according to Coldren.
A trench drain will be installed
on the Lower Bordeaux Road to
make use of two natural guts areas
and the culvert at the intersection
with Route 107 is slated for fixing,
explained the CBCC president.
A knee wall located at the end
of Gerda Marsh Road at the inter-
section of King Hill Road will be
removed and retention ponds will
help direct the water into a natural
gut in the area.
The Coral Bay valley floor,
near the main gut, will be the site
of a new retention pond. Gerda
Marsh Road, Mill Vista and Lala
Land will all be getting water bars,
culverts, baffle boxes and small
bridges to span guts and direct wa-
ter off of roadways.
Calabash Boom Road will be
seeing the installation of water
bars and containment devices like
trench drains to direct water up-

slope into retention ponds. The
Shipwreck Landing gut will also
be the site of a "last chance" baffle
box to keep as much runoff out of
the bay as possible, explained Col-
Two main guts in the John's
Folly area will be stabilized to
slow down and control the flow of
water in that area as well.
To check the effectiveness of
the projects, several researchers
will be conducting tests both on
water quality Coral Bay and runoff
turbidity on the hillsides, accord-
ing to Coldren.
The projects will all wrap up by
June 2011, when Coldren hoped
additional funding would be avail-
able from NOAA for further work
to reduce runoff in the Coral Bay
watershed area, explained the
CBCC president.
The work will all be put out for
bid an local contractors are encour-
aged to apply for contracts. CBCC
is in the process of interviewing to
hire a storm water engineer who
would offer expert advice to resi-
dents to address their storm water
issues and oversee some of the
For more information call the
CBCC at 776-2099.

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St. John Tradewinds, January 18-24, 2010 5

GHS Begins Search for New Headmaster

and Seeds of Success Raises $400,000+

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite accepting the resigna-
tion of headmaster Ben Biddle
over the holiday break, Gifft Hill
School officials are looking ahead
to an exciting year.
Biddle, who resigned on De-
cember 29, 2009, was with the
school for seven years and took
over as head of the upper school
about three years ago. While de-
clining to comment on the specif-
ics of Biddle's departure from the
St. John private school, the parting
seems amicable on both sides.
"The future of Gifft Hill School
is very bright," said Biddle. "It is
one fantastic place. I am confident
the institution will benefit from
new leadership as it ventures upon
its next phase of growth and im-
"I have been with the school
for seven years a good stretch,"
Biddle said. "During that time, I
have been thankful each day for
the opportunity to work with such
a wonderful and dedicated group
of people, who will now continue
to bring the school to new heights.
I depart with deep gratitude to-
ward the staff, parents and board
members who have made for such
an incredible experience for me
and my family."
The school is forming a head-
master search committee and will
begin to look for a replacement for
Biddle soon, according to GHS
Foundation Board chairperson
Miles Stair.
"We're forming a search com-
mittee and initiating an execu-
tive search for a new headmaster
which will be advertised both lo-
cally and in the states," said Stair.
"The board is focused on making
the best choice for the future of the
In the meantime, former dean of
students Ed Deusser is the interim
headmaster, Stair added.
"Ed is a retired educator from
Massachusetts who has many
years of experience," said Stair.
"We have the right person to see
us through the transition."
When students returned from
the holiday break, they had all of
their questions about Biddle's de-
parture answered, Stair explained.

Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of GHS

GHS first grader Maya
Dudkin signs her name to
a giving tree after donating
to the school's Seeds to
Success program.

"We had a meeting with students
in the upper school and faculty ex-
plained what is happening and the
process we'll be going through,"
he said. "We answered all of the
students' questions. They know
this is a transition and understand
what is happening."
GHS also recently wrapped up
its matching fund campaign Seeds
to Success, which garnered more
than $400,000 for the school, ac-
cording to development director
Beth Jones.
"We raised $426,000 which en-
abled us to qualify for the match-
ing funds," said Jones. "These
funds will truly help us sow the
seeds of success for GHS. We are
required to raise just over half of
our $2 million budget this year
due to the tremendous amount of
financial assistance we offer and
this money will go a long way to
helping us meet that goal."
"There is no way to adequately
thank our wonderful benefactors
for their gifts of time, energy and
money," said Jones. "They are true
philanthropists who value edu-
cation and love St. John and we

are so fortunate to have their sup-
The campaign also helped
spread the word about GHS and
the work the school does, added
"We had the students, faculty,
parents and board members telling
the story of Gifft Hill and we were
able to bring in 261 supporters,"
said Stair. "The matching fund
campaign was a huge success and
it really will make a marked dif-
The matching fund campaign's
success also came in almost record
time, Jones explained.
"It was a success it really
was," said Jones. "We had 261
donors in a little over five weeks,
which is a record for our school.
One hundred percent of the stu-
dents gave and an overwhelming
majority of the faculty. We also
had tremendous support from the
School officials are also excited
about the upcoming completion of
their new athletic field.
"We're planning a fun day
opening ceremony when we'll
introduce the field to the commu-
nity," said Stair. "That should be
announced soon. It's the first new
addition to St. John sports facili-
ties in many years."
When complete, the turf field
will include covered seating for
110 people, Stair added.
"The field really is world-class,"
he said. "It will have covered seat-
ing for more than 100 people in the
bleachers and the field itself was
constructed to the best standards
of the industry today for artificial
A group of high school students
at the school is still fund raising
for an upcoming China trip, and
GHS middle school students are
planning a class trip to Costa Rica,
explained Jones.
"The travel program is one of
the most important parts of the
school," Jones. "The kids are real-
ly fortunate that they have people
who are willing literally to take
them half-way around the world."
All in all, GHS officials are ex-
cited about the year ahead.
"Our future is so bright we have
to wear shades," said Stair.

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Crime Stoppers Celebrates One Year

with Party at Battery on January 20

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In the face of rising crime
throughout the Virgin Islands, one
program has hard evidence of its
success seeing criminals and
guns taken off the streets.
One year after launching Crime
Stoppers USVI across the territory,
organizers are hosting a series of
celebrations in recognition of the
program's achievements, which in-
clude more than 500 tips resulting
in 75 arrests.
On St. John, Crime Stoppers'
celebration is on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Cruz Bay Battery. The public is
invited to enjoy complimentary
drinks from Prestige Wine Group
and Bellows International and
light refreshments from Cactus on
the Blue restaurant while hearing
about the program.
Crime Stoppers USA chairman
Tom Kern and National Crime
Stoppers at-large board member
Tami Lawlor will be attending the
party as well, explained Bonny
Corbeil, a Crime Stoppers USVI
St. John board member.
"The national chairman and
at large board member are so im-
pressed with our chapter they want
to come down and celebrate with
us," said Corbeil. "They said we
could expect only about half of the
tips we got last year, so they are
impressed with that."
The totally anonymous program
is a citizen's initiative which takes
the fear out of reporting crime, ex-
plained Corbeil.
"This is a citizen's initiative that
gives the power to the people,"
she said. "People can trust Crime
Stoppers because it's totally anon-
ymous. People don't have to be
afraid anymore."
The program, which was origi-
nally founded more than 30 years
ago and has chapters across the
globe, is based on people calling
a tip line and reporting criminal or

"The motivation is
not the money. Often
people don't call back
to collect the rewards.
They just want the
crime solved and the
criminal off the street."

suspicious activity. The tipster is
given a pin number and the tip is
passed along to the VI. Police De-
If the tip leads to an arrest, the
tipster is eligible for a cash reward.
While the monetary reward is a
motivation to report crime, many
people just want to get criminals
off the streets, according to Karen
Samuel, a fellow Crime Stoppers
USVI St. John board member.
"The motivation is not the mon-
ey," said Samuel. "Often people
don't call back to collect the re-
wards. They just want the crime
solved and the criminal off the
Crime Stoppers is a volunteer
organization, which depends on
membership dues and donations to
pay rewards. In the Virgin Islands,
St. John is home to the most mem-
berships, but the group still needs
more support, according to Cor-
Membership costs are $50 for
individuals, $10 for students and
$100 for businesses, and all of the
money funds rewards for tipsters.
While enjoying support from
Governor John deJongh and all lo-
cal senators, Crime Stoppers USVI
is an apolitical organization, ex-
plained Samuel.
"While politicians support our
work, what we do is not linked to
any administration," Samuel said.
"This is a citizen's initiative that is
totally apolitical."
Corbeil and Samuel have spent
countless hours spreading the word

about Crime Stoppers USVI and
sharing information with volun-
teers on St. Thomas and St. John.
Last week, however, they wel-
comed two new board members,
Andy Rutnik and Gail-Ann Guy-
"I heard about the group when I
first came back home to the island
and then when I got settled on St.
John, Bonny approached me about
joining," said Guy-Felix. "When
I heard about the work they did, I
was bought. I'm really into com-
munity advocacy and am excited to
work to improve the lives of local
"I want to make St. John a safe
place for my children and other
people's children," Guy-Felix said.
Rutnik jumped at the opportu-
nity to join the group as well.
"I was asked to become a board
member and I agreed because I
am already impressed with what
the group has done," said Rutnik.
"I've been involved with the crime
issue I've written about it and
complained about it and I've seen a
lot of initiatives fail."
"I think if you're going to com-
plain about something you should
be ready to participate in solving
the problem," Rutnik said. "Crime
Stoppers is based on a really good
theory where you put the public in
a safe position. That's why I think
we'll be successful."
Everyone is invited to the Janu-
ary 20 celebration, Corbeil added.
"Everyone who cares about St.
John should come out and hear
about Crime Stoppers and cele-
brate all the great work we've been
doing," she said.
St. John Ice Company will be do-
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H1N1 Shots on Jan. 19
St. John Tradewinds
The H1N1 vaccine is now available to the general public and
residents can get vaccinated during free mass vaccinations that
the Department of Health will conduct territory-wide this month.
"In order to accommodate as many persons as possible, we de-
cided to hold mass vaccinations for those who did not fall into the
initial priority groups sanctioned by the CDC," Sheen said.
Residents can also get the vaccination at their private health-
care provider, however, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and
Prevention has said it recognizes that a small administrative fee
may be charged by non-public health service businesses.
Mass vaccinations have also been scheduled specifically to
reach first responders, students attending private and parochial
schools, children six months to five years old at daycare and Head
Start centers, as well as children under age 10, who already re-
ceived the first dose of vaccine and must get a second dose.
First Responders will be allowed to show up at a scheduled
mass vaccination that fits their work schedule, Sheen added.
On St. John vaccinations will be administered on Tuesday,
January 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Marketplace for first
responders and the general population.
Vaccinations will be available on January 19, from 4:30 to 7
p.m. at Morris F. de Castro Clinic for general population, children
six months to five years in daycare and Head Start centers, and
children less than 10 years old, who need a second dose.
More information call 773-1311.

Davis To Speak at Friends Annual Meeting

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Local ecologist and culturalist Olasee Davis will
be the keynote speaker at this year's Friends of V.I.
National Park annual meeting on Sunday, January 24,
at Cinnamon Bay Campground's T'ree Lizard Res-
taurant at 2 p.m.
Friends president Joe Kessler has long known Da-
vis and chose to invite the St. Croix-based environ-
mental activist as the group continues its commitment
to enhancing ecological education for local students.
"I've known Olasee for a quite a while now and
he's a very well known naturalist," said Kessler. "I
thought it would be interesting to have someone lo-
cal address the group this year and keep the focus on
environmental, cultural and preservation issues."
Davis, an extension assistant professor at the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands' St. Croix campus has
earned several degrees of higher education including
a master's degree in forest ecology.
"He is a very accomplished person and I'm looking
forward to a very interesting keynote address," said
The Friends president will be giving the group's
annual report during the meeting which will detail the
non-profit's programs over the past fiscal year. With
the installation of the Francis Bay accessible board-
walk trail and expanded science camps at the V.I. En-

vironmental Station, 2009 was a busy one for Friends,
Kessler explained.
"Francis Bay Trail is a huge accomplishment this
year and we also finished the moorings in Hurricane
Hole this past year," said the Friends president. "We're
also very proud of the work we've done with kids. We
have our park in the classroom program which gave
virtually every kid on St. John the opportunity to get
out in the park."
"From the Earth Day Fair to class trips to Annab-
erg and the eco-camps, it all added up to about 2,000
school trips to the park," Kessler said. "That is amaz-
ing to me."
Kessler will also recognize the volunteer of the
year as well as the park partnership awardee, which is
given annually to someone from VINP who demon-
strates the partnership between Friends and the park.
During the annual meeting V.I. National Park Su-
perintendent Mark Hardgrove will deliver the State of
the Park Address and will recognize a VINP volunteer
of the year as well.
Parking at Cinnamon Bay Campground is limited
so meeting attendees are asked to park at the VINP
maintenance area by Mongoose Junction, from where
shuttle service will be provided. People parking at the
maintenance area should arrive by 1:30 to make it to
Cinnamon Bay by 2 p.m.
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Time with Geology Exploration

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Nearly 100 people filled the
Bethany Moravian Church on
Tuesday evening, January 12, to
be transported back in time, and
not just back a few centuries -
Don Drost and Roy Watlington of
the University of Virgin Islands
brought the crowded room back
millions and millions of years with
their presentation on geology.
The foundational rock of the
Virgin Islands is of "oceanic ori-
gin," explained Watlington. Mag-
ma was extruded onto the ocean's
crust, which created the most an-
cient rocks in the territory, the old-
est of which has been dated at 108
million years old.
"Initially, local volcanic activity
appeared to have been centered in
the northern Virgin Islands," said
Watlington. "Volcanism continued
in both submarine and subaerial
modes after the islands breached
the ocean surface."
New magma continued to flow
until approximately 30 million
years ago, Watlington explained.
St. Croix, which started off as
two separate islands, was likely
formed both from debris spewing
from volcanic activity in the north-
ern part of the territory, and from
its own volcanic activity.
The volcano which created the
northern portions of St. Thomas
and St. John, known to geologists
as the Louisenhoj Formation, may
have been located in Pillsbury
Sound, according to Watlington.

Tradewinds News Photo byAndream Milam

Prof. Roy Watlington

Southern St. Thomas and St.
John are made up of rocks classi-
fied in the Water Island Formation,
he added.
Today, the Virgin Islands rest
on the Caribbean Plate, which is
bordered by the North American,
South American and Cocos Plates.
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
are located in the seismically ac-
tive northeast comer of the plate.
There are approximately 40
earthquakes per month in the Vir-
gin Islands, according to Drost.
"The Caribbean Plate is sub-
ducting, or moving over, the other
plates," he said. "Significant sub-
duction now happens at the eastern
boundary, giving rise to today's
Most of the Caribbean islands
were formed by volcanic activity,
and some, including the Soufri-
ere Hills Volcano on the island of

Montserrat, are still active. Barba-
dos was uniquely formed when one
tectonic plate scraped material off
another tectonic plate. That mate-
rial rose to the ocean's surface, be-
coming the island, which is known
to geologists as an accretionary
Drost and Watlington also dis-
cussed the class they team up
to teach at the University of the
Virgin Islands, Science 100. The
class, intended for incoming fresh-
men, covers hurricanes, volcanoes,
earthquakes and tsunamis, and is
focused strictly on the Caribbean.
"Part of our philosophy is to
keep students in college," said
Drost. "Some of our objectives
are to help students understand
the scientific method, geography,
environmental issues, natural haz-
ards and the history of the Carib-
The course has been well-re-
ceived by the majority of the near-
ly 6,000 students who have taken
the class.
Drost and Watlington use many
tactics to keep students interested,
including by playing Caribbean
music during the 10 minutes be-
fore class starts while showcasing
images from the class's latest field
trips, which include snorkeling
and kayaking adventures.
"We're proud of what we're do-
ing, and we're attracting national
attention," said Drost. "One of my
favorite quotes from a student is, 'I
failed Science 100, but I'm happy
because I get to take it again.'"


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Presentation Set for January 21
Island Green Builders Association will be hosting a general
membership meeting at Ocean Grill upstairs on Thursday, Janu-
ary 21, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Doug White will present a happy hour
power point presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The public is
invited to attend.

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.

Organized Relief To Haiti from St. John
The St John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce, Administrator Leona Smith, Unity Day Group and
Senator at Large Craig Barshinger last week organized a way to
get donations to Haiti directly and quickly.
Connections owner Cid Hamling is a Western Union agent.
Western Union is waiving transfer fees to Haiti for the next week.
As an agent, Connections donations will be matched by Western
Union. Donate $10, it instantly becomes $20. Donate $100 and it
will put $200 in Haiti right where it is needed for relief efforts.
Bring donations in cash to Connections. Checks are accepted
for amounts over $50 and are tax deductible if made payable to St.
John Revolving Fund. Write "Haiti" in the memo line.
The deadline to drop off money for Connections and Western
Union to match donations is Monday, January 25.

SJSA Welcomes Cellist Ivanov Jan. 28
St. John School of the Arts presents Kain Ivanov, cellist, and
Elena Antimova, accompanist, on Thursday, January 28, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $30 and are available at Connections or at the door.


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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As high school students look
ahead to college, the process can
be daunting, but advice from an
expert can make all the differ-
Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Li-
brary is hosting a free workshop
on Wednesday, January 20, at 5:30
p.m. at the library in an effort to
help St. John students realize their
"Finding a College that Fits" is
open to all high school students
on St. John and their parents or
guardians and will be led by Chris
Teare, director of college counsel-
ling at Antilles School.
Teare has years of experience
as a college counsellor and hosts a
weekly radio program onAM 1000
about post-high school journeys.
Teare also leads an annual sum-
mer seminar in New York state,
where he guides students and par-
ents through the college selection
The college counsellor worked
with Gifft Hill School students last
year and has chaperoned a number
of college tours with local students
over the years.
The Sprauve Library workshop
is part of Antilles School's "Open
Doors" program which is focused
on realizing higher education op-
portunities for students no mat-
ter where they attend high school
in the Virgin Islands, explained
"We do things to try not only
to support students at Antilles but
also students enrolled in all of the
other schools in the territory," said
Teare. "The program at Sprauve
Library is part of trying to fulfill
our mission of opening doors for
local students."
The college counsellor will
customize the workshop to fit his
specific audience, so the informa-
tion will be relevant to attendees,
he explained.
"My intention is to bring ma-
terials that will be appropriate for
the students and parents anywhere
in high school, from ninth to 12th
grade," Teare said. "Then I'm go-
ing to see who shows up and fine
tune what I do based upon the au-

Teare will outline steps for stu-
dents in each grade in high school
to follow to lead them on the right
path after graduation.
"The reality is that everything
you do or don't do starting day one
in ninth grade is part of the record
used to evaluate your college pros-
pects," he said. "I say as soon as
you enter high school, the meter is
running. There are things parents
and students should know and can
do in ninth grade that can help the
Students in tenth grade should
be considering a way to spend a
summer at a university in order
to get a taste of college life, Teare
"In tenth grade, I'm a fan of
students looking seriously at sum-
mer programs, ideally off-island,
at a university campus where they
can gain some artistic, academic
or athletic enrichments, and also
learn more about what it's like to
live in a dorm and eat in a dinning
hall," said Teare. "This gives stu-
dents a feel for what may well be
the next step in their educational
By junior year, students should
be taking tests and looking at col-
leges they are considering. When
students are seniors in high school,
they should be well along the col-
lege path. Even if that is not the
case, however, there is still time,
Teare explained.
"I find seniors who still need to
sign up for tests and things, and I
want them to understand that there
are still opportunities for them,"
said Teare. "All deadlines have not
passed, but they need to get going.
So seniors should come out to this
workshop too."
No matter where they are in the
college process, all high school
students and parents should attend
the workshop, Teare explained.
"Anyone in high school can be
made aware of things that can be
done right now, this winter, this
coming spring and summer, to put
a child in the best position to find
a college that truly fits," said the
college counsellor.
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on Wednesday mornings from 7 to
8 a.m. to hear more about the col-
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VIPD Arrest 2 Men in Cruz Bay
VIPD officers arrested 23-year-old Melgin De La
Cruz Belez, also known as Daniel Rodriquez, and
charged him with Simple Assault and Battery and
Identity Theft following an altercation in a St. John
night club.According to the initial report police re-
sponded to a fight at Cap's Place at about 10:30 p.m.
on June 6.
VIPD officers arrested 39-year-old Devon David
Crooke on Sunday morning, June 7, and charged
him with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Con-
trolled Substance.
Crooke was arrested June 7 at about 11:30 a.m.
in the Pine Peace area of St. John. At the time of his
arrest Crooke had in his possession 43 dime bags
of marijuana and another larger zip lock bag full of
marijuana. Crooke was also charged with Resisting
Arrest, Aggravated Assault and Battery, Destruction
of Property, Delaying and Obstructing a Police Of-
ficer and Disobeying a lawful order.

Third Circuit Rules Against
Government; 2006 Tax Bills
Rescinded Again
"We find no clear error in the District
Court's underlying findings of fact, and
we agree with the District Court's appli-
cation of fact to law that the Board of
Tax Review's functionality did not meet
constitutionally required due process
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31-year-old Boyce Questioned,
Arrested for Villa Break-in
VI Police Department officials on St. John ar-
rested 31-year-old Clayton Boyce on Thursday, June
11, at around 3:30 p.m. and charged him with third
degree burglary in connection with a break-in at a St.
John villa.

Kids And The Sea, St. John celebrated
the achievement of 25 students in a
ceremony Saturday, June 13, at Skinny

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St. John Administrator and
Festival and Cultural Organization
of St. John President Leona Smith
presents 2009 Food Fair Honoree
Cleamena Hodge-Duncan with a
plaque for her contributions to St.
John Festival during the opening of
Food Fair on Sunday, June 28.

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St. John
Daniela Joseph wowed the crowd and
the judges at the St. John Festival Princess
selection pageant on Sunday night, June
21, at Winston Wells ball field.
Prince-appointee Davon Alfred didn't
have any competition, but he still strutted
his stuff in the Sportswear and Evenin-
gwear segments, showing he truly deserved
his crown.

Tourist Drowns
Doctors said 76-year-old Mark Dales
suffered Cardio Pulmonary arrest and
drowned while swimming off Watermelon
Cay, St. John on Friday afternoon, June 19.
Dales was vacationing with his wife on a
private sail boat. He was pronounced dead
by medical staff at MKSCHC.

Fourth of July Parade
Brings People Together
from All Islands, Beyond

"Pennville" Honoring
Long-time St. John Festival
Leader James Penn
"I feel good. I put in a lot
of hard work to get this thing
going. This honor has been a
long time coming."
James Penn, 2009 Festival Village Honoree

NOAA Grants $1.5M To
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Visitor Sets Out To Help
St. John Youth By Using
Sport for Social Change
On one visit to St. John, the sight of
several students kicking around a flat
soccer ball made Dean Doeling stop in his
tracks. That scene was the inspiration for
what would become Using Sport For So-
cial Change (USFSC), an organization to
empower Love City youth through sports.
"At first I thought, 'let me use Nike to
get these kids some balls,'" Doeling said.
The Nike artist soon realized that the
needs of St. John sports went farther and
what started out as a way to get local
schools some new Nike balls has turned
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V.I. Police Department officials on St. John arrest-
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Robbery in the First Degree. Police said the suspect
attempted to sell a gold chain to an individual but
instead took the money without handing over the
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St. John.

Since the beloved jumble of signs at the Coral
Bay triangle were removed last month by Moravian
Church officials, there has been an outpouring of
opinions on the iconic comer.
One resident painted their opinion on a new sign
and placed it at the Coral Bay triangle on Tuesday
morning, July 7.

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firmed swine flu in recent weeks, joining the ranks
of all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St.
Croix and countries across the world.
Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center
officials reported one confirmed case and eight pend-
ing cases of the H1N1 virus, which was declared a
global pandemic by the World Health Organization
last month.

TPL Launches Save
Maho Bay Camps Fund
After 37 years of environmentally conscious
operation, Stanley Selengut's lease for Maho Bay
Campground is due to expire in January 2012.
In anticipation of the looming deadline, the popu-
lar campground is currently planning to shutter its
doors in July 2011 to have enough time to clear the
property before evacuating. Hoping to save the be-
loved campground from the wrecking ball, Trust
for Public Land recently launched a campaign to
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Lorenzo Liburd of St. John was sentenced last
week to six years and 10 months in prison for try-
ing to smuggle two kilograms of cocaine in his car-
ry-on luggage through Cyril E. King airport on St.
Thomas, according to a published report. Liburd, 36,
was convicted in January of two counts of drug pos-
session for attempting to transport two kilograms of
cocaine on a Delta Airlines flight bound for Atlanta,

Trunk Bay Sugar Factory
Saved From Collapsing
The Trunk Bay sugar factory was saved from near
total collapse last month thanks to the grueling ef-
forts of a National Park Service Historic Preserva-
tion team.
Eight NPS restoration experts worked 10 hour
days, six days a week for eight weeks to shore up
the ruins located across North Shore Road from the
popular Trunk Bay beach.

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Boston and Thomas Get

12+ Years, Ward Gets New

Trial in Cockayne Case
Two men convicted of assaulting James "Jamie"
Cockayne before he was stabbed to death in June
2007 were each sentenced to 12 and a half years be-
hind bars while the man convicted of murdering the
21-year-old was granted a new trial by V.I. Superior
Court Judge Brenda Hollar.

Beulah Dalmida-Smith
Named Director of DPNR's
Fish and Wildlife

New Francis Bay Accessible
Boardwalk Ready for Use
Friends of VI. National Park put out a call, St.
John residents responded and about 650 feet of
boardwalk was installed near Francis Bay over the
past two weeks.

Make Splash
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VIPD Arrest

Two on St. John
Two suspects were arrested on St. John
Saturday, August 8, and charged with Bur-
glary. VI. Police Department officials said
the suspects confessed to breaking into a
business and a residence. Arrested was
36-year-old Nicholas Digregorio, who is
originally from Pennsylvania and 27-year-
old Gregory Hodge, originally from South
Carolina. Both Hodge and Digregorio have
no fixed addresses on St. John and are list-
ed as vagrants.
Police said the pair broke into a resi-
dence in Estate Enighed and removed items
valued at more than $100 dollars.

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Kenny Chesney Receives
Painting from Golden

TS Ana, Hurricane Bill
Are First Storms of
2009 Hurricane Season
Library Reopens,
Patrons Welcomed
To New Comfortable

Mad Hot St. John:
Dancing Classrooms
Comes to Love City
Precision, hard work and elegance will
culminate in classrooms across Love City
this year, as fifth grade students at all three
island schools will have the opportunity
to learn the exciting world of competitive
ballroom dancing.

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Jaunary 14,
25, 2009

Germain Wins Starfish
Watermelon Bash
Brummel Germain ate more
watermelon slices than anyone in
the Starfish eating contest.

Drunk Driver Arrested,
Vehicular Homicide Charges
"They were going faster than the
speed limit and it appears the car
was airborne. And that girl had a
much better chance of surviving if
she had her seat belt on."

Victims Injured During
Early Morning Knife
and Machete Robbery
Two victims were assaulted and robbed
by three suspects carrying knives and a
machete who entered their Estate Enighed
apartment during an early morning bur-
glary Thursday, September 3.
The victims received lacerations from a
knife or machete and bruises, according to
Melody Rames, VI. Police Department's
Public Information Officer, who said the
incident was reported at 2:15 a.m.

Grande Bay Calls
for Public's Support
in Rezoning Request
"The project as a whole is
not acceptable. And there
is nothing I can do about
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Four Men Hold Down, Duct Tape
Armed Robber Until Police Arrive
When a masked man armed with two guns at-
tempted to rob four St. John residents around 5:30
a.m. Sunday morning, August 23, he was wrestled,
held down and duct taped by the victims until police
arrived at the scene to arrest him.
St. John police arrested Jamal Todman after he
was detained by the males who said Todman tried
to rob them, according to a V.I. Police Department
press release. Two weapons, a loaded 25 caliber
semi automatic pistol and a BB gun, were recovered
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Carlo Marzano, the developer-owner of Sire-
nusa, a multi-story condominium project perched
above Cruz Bay, has given the property to the bank
to avoid foreclosure.
"The truth is that an affiliate of Banco Popular
has taken over the project from the original devel-
oper/borrower," said George Dudley, a partner in the
law firm, Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, counsel to
Banco Popular and its affiliate. "Marzano didn't sell
the property he gave the property to the bank in
lieu of foreclosure."


Third Conviction in Cockayne
Murder Trial Overturned;
New Are Trials Granted
All three men convicted in the October 2008 Ja-
mie Cockayne murder trial may not face the same
witnesses in retrials ordered by Judge Brenda Hollar
after questions were raised by defense attorneys for
two men convicted of attacking Cockayne before he
was stabbed to deathby a third man about i'wic\inds"
paid by the Cockayne family to several witnesses in
the trial after it was concluded.
After a four-hour hearing, Judge Hollar ordered
new trials for two St. John men, Kamal Thomas and
Anselmo Boston, who were convicted of beating
Cockayne in an attack on a Cruz Bay street shortly
before he was fatally stabbed by a third man, Jahlil
Ward. Judge Hollar ordered the attorneys for all
three defendants to submit motions for the new trials
by September 15, including any motions concerning
granting separate trials for all three defendants.
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16 St. John Tradewinds, January 18-24, 2010

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Alpine: At the Higher Elevations of Bad Government

The past several months have
seen an overwhelming outpour-
ing of public opinion against the
Alpine Energy deal. Certainly the
concerns expressed have raised
important insights as to why fur-
ther investment in fossil fuel based
energy systems are not in our best
As a small community, the
sustainability of our undeniably
fragile economic state should be
of paramount concern to all of us.
With the substantial ceiling of debt
already committed to by our local
government, there is little wiggle
room left to financially engineer
any long term options to what yet
could be a protracted world-wide
economic slump.
What makes our continued de-
pendence on fossil fuels and the
consequent outflow of petro dol-
lars that much more onerous in
our particular situation is that the
abundance of alternative sources
in the forms of sunlight hours and
trade-wind velocities gives us a
natural advantage to embrace their

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associated technologies.
The question: 'Why have we
had so many failed starts in di-
versifying our power production
infrastructure?' begs to yet be ad-
equately answered.
Going back to 1999 when the
Turnbull administration and the
WAPA board sought a sale of
WAPA to Southern Energy, a cer-
tain precedent was set in which the
legal requirement of competitive
bidding was circumvented in fa-
vor of exclusive negotiations with
a pre-determined preferred bidder.
A subsequent lawsuit to that effort
revealed that Southern Energy had
arranged an all-expenses-paid trip
for several WAPA board members
that included first-class air fare,
lodgings at a Ritz-Carlton Hotel as
well as all meals.
The defeat of that effort un-
fortunately has not put a stop to
the methodology. In 2001 Caribe
Waste Technologies was the sole
submitter of a $180 million dollar
proposal that would have turned
the territory's waste into energy

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The undeniable truth is that every agency
of government here is over-politicized
and under-professionalized, and as a
consequence, new ideas, no matter how
promising or genuinely cost effective, are
often rejected outright.Utilities across the
United States and around the world are seeing
the real value of moving in the direction of a
smart grid that allows for an active interface
between utilities and customers.

via a gasification plant built on
St. Croix. Once again the lack of
a transparent bidding process sty-
mied the move in that direction.
This latest attempt to conjure
up a diversification plan is once
more dependent on an essentially
non-competitive bidding process.
Instead of soliciting proposals
from various firms in each of the
distinctly different categories of
technology that was earlier on pro-
moted as a multi-pronged plan to
lessen our dependence on oil, the
request for proposals (RFP) draft-
ed by WAPA requested one bidder
from each category to bid against
the others.
Taking the old apples and orang-
es analogy and expanding it into a
veritable basket of fruit really does
not allow for an accurate analysis
of the merits of the winning pro-
posal, but rather effectively locks
out the loosing technologies which
should all have been bid separately
to establish their cost effectiveness
and attain the desired goal of real
Should the Alpine Energy deal
be allowed to go forward, the in-
creasingly obvious conclusion is
that we will not only continue our
over dependence on fossil fuels, it
will come at a price not even de-
termined to be competitive and in
the best interests of WAPA's cus-
To be absolutely clear on this
matter, it needs to be stated that
waste-to-energy is not the prob-
lem here, rather it is the substan-
tial component of petroleum coke
in this particular proposal, and the

failure of government to act trans-
parently and in accord with its'
own laws and regulatory statutes.
Frankly, this deal smells worse
than the waste that clearly needs
to be dealt with in a better manner
than is now done.
The on-going and essentially
open-ended consulting contract
which WAPA has with R.W. Beck
is fast approaching $3.5 million,
and could go much higher. Find-
ing line losses and other problems
might serve to further document
the flaws inherent in the systems
current design, but we're not even
beginning to see those efforts that
will be needed to overhaul or rem-
edy that process by which many of
the bad decisions were made that
led to this state of affairs.
The undeniable truth is that ev-
ery agency of government here is
over-politicized and under-profes-
sionalized, and as a consequence,
new ideas, no matter how prom-
ising or genuinely cost effective,
are often rejected outright. Utili-
ties across the United States and
around the world are seeing the
real value of moving in the direc-
tion of a smart grid that allows for
an active interface between utili-
ties and customers.
By actively allowing customers
to monitor peak production and as-
sociated costs, such systems hold
the greatest potential to manage
'peak usage', the most challeng-
ing aspect of maintaining adequate
production capacity. Here in the
territory, we are yet in the dark
ages where politics is king, and ev-
ery step in the direction of alterna-

tive power and better management
is perceived as a threat to that he-
gemony of thought that prefers to
control rather than serve.
On the subject of carbon pricing
, short-sighted expediency on the
part of the major economic pow-
ers, may cause it to be relegated to
some future date. The consequenc-
es of inaction however, or even of
a less than adequate response, are
not deferrable.
Rising ocean levels, changing
climate patterns, the endanger-
ment and extinction of many dif-
ferent species, and the adverse
effects on the general health of all
higher life forms that depend on a
relatively low-carbon atmosphere
are considerations that require
quantification in determining the
true costs of the continued use of
fossil fuels.
To date, the lop-sided effects
that result when subsidies for oil
and natural gas exploration hide
the true costs of those energy
sources have only served to post-
pone the day when good decisions
will be based on an accurate cost
If we consider the cost of fos-
sil based fuel production as having
been too high these past several
years, why then entertain any pro-
posal now that continues that de-
It really should not be too diffi-
cult to predict that once the global
economy begins its' next lurch
forward on an accelerating pattern
of growth, that all energy sources,
pet-coke included, will rise expo-
nentially as the value of the dollar
loses its' glimmer due to an ever
higher balance of trade deficit.
The question of how to achieve
a truly cost-efficient and necessar-
ily stable long term solution to our
energy needs is so critical, that ev-
ery politician should consider their
political futures to be on the line as
they mull this matter over.
After all, doing something
wrong, even for all the right rea-
sons is still a mistake, and in this
case it would be one that will as-
suredly jeopardize are financial fu-
tures to a degree that cannot now
even be accurately calculated.
Hugo Roller


The Community Newspaper Since 1972

St. John Tradewinds, January 18-24, 2010 17

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Community Banking

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Dear Editor,
I had a very troubling phone call from my local
bank yesterday. One of the service representatives
called me and asked the following: "You had a funds
transfer into your account. What is the money being
used for?"
I told her it was none of her business what I was
using my money for. The conversation continued, and
she kept asking. I kept telling her it wasn't the bank's
When I escalated to the local vice president's of-
fice on St. Thomas to complain, I got two more "se-
nior officers." They again demanded the information,
and told me it was a homeland security issue. These
two wanted not only the use of the funds, but also the
source of the funds.
Again I refused to tell them, and escalated to the
VP. When I finally talked to the VP, he demanded the
same information, source of funds and use of funds,
and threatened me that if I didn't tell him both the
source and the use, he would issue me a 30-day warn-
ing and close my account. I told them all that none of
this was any of their business.
Incidentally, since the funds arrived into my ac-
count via electronic funds transfer, the source should
have been very obvious to the bank. And use of the
funds should have also been obvious, since the funds
were put into my personal checking account, which
the bank can also view.
The bottom line is Homeland Security through
SB (BoNS) is allegedly interested in investigating
someone on St. John using a bit of his own retirement
money to build a small addition to his home in the
woods in Upper Carolina. You too may eventually get
a call from SB (BoNS) demanding that you tell them
what you are using your own money for.

I sure am baffled, are you? On St. Thomas and St.
John we have two sources of outside income. One is
the Federal Government and the second is tourism,
and the leaders of the community seem to delight in
taking chances with the environment that could pro-
duce devastating results to these islands.
Any environmental catastrophe will eliminate
tourism. Although it might increase the Federal funds
for the clean up, I am sure it would be a net loss. Six
months ago they were ready to gamble that filling the
hole in Lindbergh Bay would not cover the beaches in
front of the hotels with mud.

Well, up yours, SB.
Here's what I am going to do after I thoroughly
complain through the channels of SB (BoNS) about
the treatment and threats I received from the various
staffers Move My Money.
There is a movement that is gaining popularity.
Move your money from the large international banks
into the small local banks. Puts money back into the
community. Helps avoid the financial meltdowns of
the past few years.
A good article is at http://moveyourmoney.info.
Here is some text from the article:
"People all over the country are choosing to move
their money out of bigger banks and into smaller,
community-oriented financial institutions that gen-
erally avoided the reckless investments and schemes
that helped cause the financial crisis.
Fueled by the personal initiatives of thousands,
it a grassroots effort that has the potential to shift
power in the financial system away from Wall Street
and to Main Street.
Check out the video, read up on what inspired the
idea, connect with others ;lih. ,i, Facebook and Twit-
ter and then use the tools and links provided to find a
community bank or credit union in your area."
For your information, there is a new community
bank on St. John. Merchant's Bank at the new shop-
ping center near the Westin. There are also two com-
munity banks on St. Croix. You can enter a zip code
at the web site above, and you will get a list of com-
munity banks in that area.
I am going to do my small part and move my mon-
ey to Merchant's Bank, as soon as it is up and running
and able to take deposits.
Gerry Hills
St. John

Now they are preparing to gamble a half a billion
dollar guarantee on a group that has never built any-
thing, so they can build a "clean" pet coke and trash
plant. I really don't know if the folks on St. Croix are
for this or not but the people of St. Thomas and St.
John cannot take the risk that this gamble presents.
How about if we let Alpine go somewhere else and
build this plant and if it is successful economically
and does not damage the environment ask them to
come back and talk about it. At least then they will
have a track record.
Greg Miller

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: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 4
Under Investigation: 3
Solved: 1

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.

Baffled About Alpine

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


18 St. John Tradewinds, January 18-24, 2010

Commander's Bugle Call
American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 A

New Officers Elected

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Maho Bay Clayworks

Ara Cardew will lead a weekend of activities at
Maho Bay Clayworks this month.

Maho Bay Clayworks Welcomes

Ara Cardew January 21-28
St. John Tradewinds
Maho Bay C Li %\ oi k, is hosting a weekend lecture demonstra-
tion workshop featuring Ara Cardew from January 21 through 28.
Cardew is an internationally noted potter who was born into the
Cardew family of English potters and has been making pots since
he was a small child.
The weekend workshop will include a Friday evening recep-
tion, demonstrations, a slide show and discussion on Saturday and
a demonstration on Sunday.
The workshop fee is $150 for the public, and $125 for studio
members with active studio cards. The fee to attend the Saturday
events only is $85, or $80 for people with active studio cards.
Space is limited. To register or for more information please con-
tact Gail Van de Bogurt at mahobayclay@earthlink.net or maho-
bayclayworks.com., or call 514-6594 or Maho Bay at 776-6226


Land Line: 911

Cellular: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Dept: 340-693-8880

St. John Fire Station: 340-776-6333

By Jerry Runyon
St. John Tradewinds
The New Year is upon us and best wishes to all for
a happy and prosperous New Year.
On January 9, Post 131 elected the following Of-
ficers for the 2010-1011 periods: Jerry Runyon, Com-
mander; Corine Matthias, Vice Commander; Les An-
derson, Adjutant; Edmund Roberts, Judge Advocate;
Rudolph "Pimpy" Thomas, Sgt At Arms; Doug Ben-
ton, Finance Officer; Ray Joseph, Chaplain; Aburey
Sewer, Historian; Harry Daniel, Service Officer.
All above also members were also elected to the
Executive Board and Roger Winslow was elected As-
sistant Service Officer. Additional Executive Board
Members are Cheryl Boynes Jackson, Mahlon Pick-
ering and Elmo Rabsatt.
On Saturday, January 23, 2010 a luncheon and
Swearing In Ceremony for the above New Officers
will take place at Sputnik Bar and Restaurant in lieu
of the Post 131 Headquarters in Coral Bay. The lun-
cheon will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. followed by the
short Swearing In Ceremony.
The luncheon is being provided by Post 131 and
there will be an open bar. Post 131 will be honored
with the presence of American Legion Department
of Puerto Rico Commander Luis Figueroa, who will
conduct the Swearing In Ceremony.
Commander Figueroa will be accompanied by his
Adjutant Michael Quiles. Uniform of the Day will be
Class B with hat and for those without uniforms ap-
propriate civilian attire.
All new and current officers are expected to be at

the luncheon and Swearing in Ceremony. All mem-
bers are encouraged to attend, whether or not they
have the Class B Uniform. This is the time to meet the
new officers, especially the officers from the Ameri-
can Legion Department of Puerto Rico.
The luncheon and ceremony will be followed by a
tour for the Department Commander of the legion's
New Post Headquarter in the process of being reno-
vated at the Coral Bay Department of Agriculture and
the island of St. John on the way back to Cruz Bay to
catch the ferry back to St. Thomas.
All transportation for the Department Command-
er and his Adjutant will be provided by the St. John
Community Foundation Dial A Ride.
On Sunday, January 24, American Legion National
Commander Hill will be arriving at St. Thomas Air
Port around 4:30 p.m. Commander Hill will be stay-
ing until January 25.
Prior to his departure, there will be a meeting at
Post 90 (Sub Base). All members are welcome to be
present at his arrival and also for the meeting at Post
For additional information on both of the above
events contact Corine Matthias, Post Adjutant at
779-4250 or Jerry Runyon, Post Commander at 776
The time is drawing to a close for renewing 2010
membership. Keep membership at 100 percent to
show support for the new leadership. Without support
and participation Post 131 fails.
May God Bless America and the U.S. Virgin Is-

Chabuz and Slodden Running for Cause

St. John Tradewinds
After meeting the veterans who spent a week on
St. John last year with the Wounded Warriors pro-
gram, two Love City residents are running to ensure
the group's return this year.
Maurice Chabuz, owner of Skinny Legs and Hank
Slodden, owner of St. John Phonebook, were blown
away by the young men and women they met through
the organization.
"You really could see the difference just being
here made for these men and women," said Chabuz.
"I think it's really important for them to be able to
come down and have time to enjoy themselves."
Wounded Warriors, based out of Walter Reed
Army Medical Center Hospital and veterans' facili-
ties across the country, first visited St. John in 2007,
but canceled its 2008 trip due to lack of funds.
The veterans' group returned to St. John last year
and Chabuz and Slodden will be raising funds next
month to help ensure Wounded Warriors make it
back this year as well.
Chabuz and Slodden, both avid runners, will raise

money through their respective 8 Tuff Miles perfor-
mances. The pair will start the popular St. John foot
race at the back of the pack and are accepting dona-
tions for each runner they pass.
This year's 8 Tuff Miles, set for Saturday morning,
February 27, will be capped at 1,000 participants.
Chabuz and Slodden regularly finish within the top
100 racers, so are expecting to pass about 800 to 900
runners on their way to the Coral Bay finish line.
8 Tuff Miles' new electronic tracking this year
will allow the men to keep an accurate count of just
how many runner they pass.
"If we get people to pledge just a penny, a dime,
a dollar, whatever, that will add up pretty quickly,"
said Chabuz.
The two will also donate a portion of the funds
they raise to the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scu-
ba (SUDS) which operates out of Walter Reed and
spent time on St. John last year as well.
As of press time, the runners were still working
out details of their fundraising efforts. To support the
runners or for more information call 690-8621.

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SJSA Presents "Learning to Sea" Documentary by Ziggy Livnat

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Filmmaker Ziggy Livnat will treat view-
ers to a perspective of the Virgin Islands
they have likely never considered when he
presents his film, "Learning to Sea," at the
St. John School of the Arts on Friday, Janu-
ary 22, at 7:30 p.m.
The film, which Livnat created six years
ago, compares marine life in the Caribbean
Sea and the Red Sea, 7,000 miles apart.
Learning to Sea, which took approxi-
mately three years to make, features footage
from both the Caribbean Sea and the Red
Sea in an effort to show just how similar two
different ecosystems can be.
"The purpose of the film is to show that
we are all one," said Livnat. "The message
at the end of the day is that we should take
care of our planet, no matter where we are.
We can make a difference."
Livnat captured the footage during more
than 300 dive trips with an underwater high
definition video camera, and he shunned
practices such as feeding the fish in an effort
to get a better picture.
"It's important to me not to interrupt or
manipulate the animals in any way," he
The idea for the film was born in 1994,
when Livnat, a native of Israel, first came
to St. Croix.
"When I first came to the Virgin Islands
and looked underwater, I was amazed to see
how similar it was to the Read Sea," said
Livnat. "It's very different, but then again
it's so similar."
The result of Livnat's hard work is a
45-minute documentary which has been
shown around the world and awarded the
2003 CINE Golden Eagle Award, which
was won by Star Wars creator George Lucas
in the past, and the Best Non-commercial



Ziggy Livnat will share footage he filmed over three years in the

Caribbean and Red Seas.

Documentary at 2003's Animal Behavior
Society Film Festival, among others.
Livnat has been taking pictures and film-
ing underwater for years, and his photo-
graphs have even been published in National
Geographic and other magazines. He went
on to pursue a master's degree in the arts,
"to learn video as a language," said Livnat.
"I realized that as amazing as photographs
can be, many people don't read the accom-
panying article, which is missing the point
for me with what I'm trying to accomplish,"
said the filmmaker, who is also involved in
conservation and education. "I had to trans-
form to video."
Livnat has spent the last six years living

in Hawaii, however he's been in St. Croix
for the past six months working on a pub-
lic service announcement for the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
which will be shown on all incoming cruise
ships and flights to the Virgin Islands. The
filmmaker has already created a similar PSA
for the state of Hawaii, which is shown to
more than two million visitors per year.
The PSA features footage Livnat has cap-
tured of animals moving their mouths, and
voice overs, which make it appear as though
the sea life is speaking, teach visitors about
reef etiquette.
"There's a very thin line between preach-
ing and recruiting," said Livnat. "We want

the tourists to go in the water, but we want
them to make educated decisions. The PSA
will explain how the taking of corals and
shells as souvenirs can hurt the ecosystem,
along with the problem of point source pol-
Livnat will show his Hawaii PSA and
some of the footage he's shot for the Virgin
Islands PSA at the Learning to Sea screen-
The filmmaker is looking forward to his
Love City debut, which will also be his first
trip to the island, he explained.
"I'm looking forward to sharing my film
with the local community," said Livnat, who
will also be filming at the V.I. Environmen-
tal Resource Station during his time on the
island. "It's going to be an exciting night."
For more information, visit www.forth-

This Week's Starfish

Shopping Spree
Winner: Lori Barlas
Lori Barlas stocked up
on fresh strawberries and
meat during her 60 second
shopping spree at Starfish
Market. Barlas' name was
drawn out of hundreds who
tried for a spree during the
supermarket's re-opening
festivities in December.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tropical Focus

20 St. John Tradewinds, January 18-24, 2010

Employers Must Provide W-2VI
Forms to Employees by February 1
Claudette Watson-Anderson, CPA, Director of the Virgin Is-
lands Bureau of Internal Revenue, reminds all Virgin Islands em-
ployers that they are required to furnish Form W-2VI (U.S. Virgin
Islands Wage and Tax Statement) for calendar year 2009 to every
employee by February 1, 2010.
Failure to provide an employee with Form W-2VI by February
1, 2010 may be subject to a civil penalty of $50 per form. In certain
cases, criminal penalties may also apply.
Form W-2, which is used for employment in the continental
United States, cannot be used for Virgin Islands employment.
Form W-2VI must be used to report wages paid to every employee
for work performed in the Virgin Islands during 2009, regardless
of where the payroll is prepared or how long an employee worked
in the Virgin Islands.
Failure to use Form W-2VI will result in processing delays and
penalties. Form W-3 SS (Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements)
must also be used in lieu of Form W-3, which is designated for
use in the continental United States. Forms W-2VI and W-3SS are
available at the Bureau's offices on St. Thomas, St. John and St.
Watson-Anderson reminds employers that the wage informa-
tion to be reported to the Bureau can be transmitted by electronic
format. Questions regarding the electronic transmission format
should be directed to the Computer Operations Department at 715-
1040, ext. 2251.
Questions regarding Forms W-2VI and W-3SS should be di-
rected to the Office of Chief Counsel at 714-9312 or 715-1040,
ext. 2249.

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.

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A St. John
Moment Atop

Everyone on St. John
was excited to see Le
Chateau de Bordeaux
open for breakfast, even
those of the four legged
persuasion. This donkey
was among the crowd on
a recent morning at the
Bordeaux restaurant.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Cary Chapin

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 January 4 at about 8:20 p.m., a burglar en-
tered the second floor of a villa in Catherineberg.
The burglar, described as a black male aged 18
to 25, 5'9" to 6'0", and wearing a black shirt and
blue jeans, took a black patent leather Dooney &
Bourke handbag valued at $500, a silver Motorola
Razr phone, $1,000 in cash, two credit cards, a
driver's license, and a passport.
Please help police identify and arrest this bur-
glar. The minimum reward for an arrest is $710
plus 10 percent of the value of the property recov-
St. Thomas
Police are requesting the community's assis-
tance in solving a rash of home burglaries in the
Fortuna and Estate Thomas area. Stolen items in-
clude jewelry, money, and electronics. Please help
catch this burglar. The minimum reward for an
arrest is $710 plus 10 percent of the value of the
property recovered.

St. Croix
On January 3 at about 1:30 a.m., near the De-
partment of Human Services Office on King Street
in Frederiksted, Akeem Lee, a 20-year old male,
was shot and killed. Anyone with any information
about this senseless murder, should call Crime
Stoppers. The minimum reward for the arrest of
the killers) 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 sto-
len property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster
receives a cash reward to be paid according to their
instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime
Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.
Crime Stoppers USVI is now one year old.
Members and their guests are invited to attend one
of three receptions on January 16, 19, and 20. New
members are welcome to join.
For more details, or information, please visit

St. John Tradewinds, January 18-24, 2010 21

ACC's Annual Meeting Is January 20
The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual meet-
ing on Wednesday, January 20, at 7 p.m. at the Gifft Hill Lower
ACC President Diana Ripley will review the group's 2009 ac-
complishments and will discuss future goals. Residents and visi-
tors to the island are invited to attend, meet the Board of Directors
and ask questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Free Training for Non-Profits
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.

Salbi To Speak at Antilles on Jan. 21
The Forum is pleased to host Zainab Salbi, author and founder
of Women for Women International, on Thursday, January 21,
2010 at Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School.
An amazing woman whose organization has now helped over
250,000 women survivors of war and civil strife, Salbi will share
her own story, as described in her book, "Between Two Worlds:
Escape from Tyranny, Growing up in the Shadow of Saddam."
She will also talk about the work of Women for Women Interna-
tional and explain why she so firmly believes that stronger women
build stronger nations, and will answer questions.
Tickets are available by calling the Reichhold Center at 693-
1559 and at Dockside Bookshop, Home Again and Interiors. Tick-
ets are $25, $10 of which will go to Women for Women Interna-
tional. The price for teachers is $10. Students with an ID are free,
but must get tickets in advance. For more details, call 690-4350.

Boat Tickets to St. Croix Ag Fair
Join the Love City Pan Dragons' boat trip to the St. Croix Ag-
riculture Fair. The boat leaves St. John at the Cruz Bay bulkhead
on Friday, February 12, at 11 a.m. And leaves from St. Croix on
Monday, February 15, at 2 p.m.
The cost for adults is $85 round-trip or $65 one way. The cost
for children is $65 round-trip or $50 on way. Tickets can be pur-
chased at Connections or Courtesy Car Renal.

"Seeing Eye" Dogs Allowed on Taxis
Taxi operators are reminded that they "shall not refuse a pas-
senger" unless the passenger is intoxicated and disorderly or in
possession of a pet or animal other than a seeing eye dog that is not
properly and adequately secured in a kennel case or other suitable
container. There is "no charge" for the seeing-eye dog or pet. Any
taxi operator found in violation of the Rules and Regulations of the
Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission will be cited.

Adult Ballroom Classes Start Feb. 2
Mad Hot St. John for adults is back! St. John School of the Arts
is hosting a 10-week ballroom dance series with instructor Teresa
Every Tuesday night starting February 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., grab
those dancing shoes and a partner and learn the foxtrot, merengue,
rumba and much more! Only $125 for the series! Or pay $15 per
class and come when you want; $25 per couple. For more informa-
tion call 776-2578 or 779-4322.

Robert Byrd Scholarship Applications Available

St. John Tradewinds
St. Thomas/St. John School
District Superintendent Jeanette
Smith-Barry announces that ap-
plications are now being accepted
for the 2010 Robert Byrd Scholar-
Graduating students who have
been accepted to a college or uni-
versity for attendance in the fall of
2010 are eligible for this four-year
Annually administered by the
Department of Education, the Rob-
ert Byrd Scholarship program sees
five Byrd scholars receive awards

of $1,500 per year, which can be
renewed for a maximum of eight
consecutive university or college
semesters upon submission of re-
quired evidence showing mainte-
nance of eligibility.
To be considered for the schol-
arship award a student must sat-
isfactorily complete secondary
school or GED requirements with
a cumulative average of "C" or
better; show evidence of enroll-
ment at an institution of higher
education; and have demonstrated
outstanding academic achieve-
ment and promise of continued

academic achievement.
Applications are available from
guidance counselors at the various
public and private high schools,
the Office of the Commissioner of
Education, the V.I. Board of Edu-
cation the Curriculum Center in
Anna's Retreat, and downloadable
at www.doe.vi. Completed appli-
cations should be submitted to the
Office of the Insular Superinten-
dent no later than Friday, March
19, at 5 p.m.
For more information contact J.
Nicole Smith at 775-2250, exten-
sion 8520.

St. John Police Report


Land Line: 911 Cellular: 340-776-9110

Police Dept: 340-693-8880 Fire Station: 340-776-6333

Saturday, January 9
1:09 p.m. A citizen c/ re-
questing police assistance in the
area of Leinster Bay. Police as-
4:50 p.m. -An Estate FishBay
resident p/r that someone broke
into his home while he was pres-
ent. Burglary in the second.
11:13 p.m. An Estate
Enighed resident c/r loud music.
Loud music.
11:50 p.m. A citizen c/r a
fight in progress in the area of
Woody's. Disturbance of the
Sunday, January 10
8:23 a.m. An Estate Adrian
resident c/r hearing two shots
fired. Illegal discharge of fire-
4:36 p.m. A citizen r/ that
someone stole items out of her
vehicle at The Marketplace.
Grand larceny.
5:25 p.m. Badge #255 p/
with one Malik Cheatham of no
fixed address under arrest and
charged with grand larceny. Bail
was set at $35,000 by order of
the court.
Monday, January 11
8:45 a.m. An Estate Enighed
resident c/r a hit and run acci-
dent. Auto accident.

2:00 p.m. Badge # 708 p/
with one Braullio Martinez of
Estate Enighed under arrest and
charged with aggravated as-
sault and battery, D.V. No bail
was set. He was transported to
the Bureau of Corrections on St.
Thomas to be remanded.
10:25 p.m. Pond Bay resi-
dent p/r that someone was on his
property. Trespassing.
Tuesday, January 12
9:50 a.m. A visitor from
Maryland r/ a break-in at Maho
Bay Campground. Burglary in
the third.
1:30 p.m. A St. John Car
Rental employee r/ several
males using drugs and trespass-
ing on the premises after hours.
4:27 p.m. A citizen c/r a
male beating on a female in the
area of Grande Bay. Aggravated
assault and battery, D.V.
9:00 p.m. A citizen p/r a dis-
turbance in the area of Power
Boyd. Disturbance of the peace.
10:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that
she fell in the area of Cruz Bay.
Accidental injury.
Wednesday, January 13
8:38 a.m. An Estate Gift
Hill resident r/ an electrical pole
on fire. Accidental damage.

11:50 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident r/a two vehicle
accident in the area of Dolphin
Market. Auto accident.
1:00 p.m. An Estate Free-
man's Ground resident r/ a lar-
ceny. Grand larceny.
6:21 p.m. The manager of
Island Blues r/ suspicious activ-
ity in the vicinity of the restau-
rant. Police assistance.
8:00 p.m. Badge # 05 p/
with one Thomas Simon of
Estate Enighed/Contant under
arrest and charged with posses-
sion and intent to distribute in
the area of Meada's Plaza. Bail
set at $10,000 by order of the
Thursday, January 14
12:14 a.m. An Estate Grun-
wald resident p/r that he was
threatened by another male in
the area of Cruz Bay. Distur-
bance of the peace.
8:00 p.m. A citizen r/ that
police presence is needed to as-
sist the traffic in the barge area
because it is full of vehicles de-
parting the barge. Unfounded
traffic situation.
9:46 p.m. -An Estate Enighed
resident r/ a disturbance with
her stepson. Disturbance of the
peace, D.V

22 St. John Tradewinds, January 18-24, 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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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.
Wednesday, January 20
Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve
Library is hosting a free work-
shop on Wednesday, January
20, at 5:30 p.m. at the library
in an effort to help St. John stu-
dents realize their dreams.
Wednesday, January 20
The Animal Care Center of
St. John will host its annual
meeting on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 20, at 7 p.m. at the Gifft
Hill Lower School.
Thursday, January 21
Island Geen Builders Asso-
ciations will have its general
membership meeting at Ocean
Grill Restaurant's upper deck
from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. during
happy hour. From 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. a PowerPoint presentation
will be given by Doug White.
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-
cational film "Learning to Sea"
to the St. John School of the
Arts on Friday, January 22
Friday, January 22
The students of Gifft Hill
School will stage "Jack and the
Three Golden Hairs," on Fri-
day, January 22, at 7 p.m. and
Saturday, January 23, at 2 p.m.
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
be on Sunday, February 14, at
5 p.m. at Trunk Bay beach.
Saturday, March 13
Gifft Hill School's 24th
annual Dinner Auction will
be Saturday, March 13, at the
Westin Resort.

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Water Sports Jobs!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

Seeking Professional Individuals for two dynamic
positions at VIVA Villas (St. John)

RESERVATIONIST: Customer Services skills/experience,
Computer literacy skills, Sales experience, Initiative

GREETERS: Must speak English, have a valid driver's
license, clean 4 wheel drive vehicle, and cell phone with
voice mail. Must have pleasant and outgoing personality
and be available for greetings between the hours of 2pm to
5pm and also weekends. Great part time job for the right

MUSTS: St. John resident w/ 4wd vehicle, cell-phone w/
voicemail, can work weekends/flexible with hours. Solid
Please apply in person- 3rd floor, Boulon Center St. John.

St John 0 Eye Care
boulon center


Dr. Craig Friedenberg


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

6X VI U An EDC Qualified Supplier
Across from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269

Want to Rent approx 1/2 acre of flat land in Coral Bay
suitable for storing 2 Containers and dirt fill, rocks and other
stormwater management building materials for approximately
an 18 month period, during the NOAA Recovery Act project.
Must be zoned for this use. Please contact Greg Miller,
VIRCD project manager at 776-6770 or -r ilcd : -.nil. comiii

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737





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

Need a Caretaker?
Honest, reliable, construc-
tion experience, college
degree, drug free, experi-
enced boater, male 29 yrs.
Jimmy Neighbors

RENT. CALL 513-9884

NEXT AD', l ,

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new center with market,
bank, spa & more
office/retail space available
1036 sq. ft./ 726 sq. ft.
reasonable rates / flexible terms
excellent location next to Westin
call Emily for info. #776-6666

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

'03 Nissan Xterra, V6,
only 24K Miles. CD,
AC, 4-wheel drive, Elec
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

1979 Skipper 20 sailboat.
Cutest little 20-foot pocket
cruiser around. Double
ender. Trailer. Sleeps 4.
Coral Bay. $6000.

I Employment

F Employment

RESORT WITH A/C. CALL 340-690-1104

17 Commerical


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

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 www.
villamollo.net Rent 2K/
month + utilities Call Peter
Mollo 917-821-2826

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

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

St *oh Chrc Scedl Dietr

3 Sail Church
10 Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

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

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

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Ronnie's Pizza and Mo'
tel. 693-7700 Call for Delivery
Located in Boulon Center

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

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

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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

Property Manager
Cimmaron Property Management

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

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Spa Services P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
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Building Products
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

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

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U.S. Virgin Islands Dept. of Tourism

Outlines 2010 Marketing Strategy

St. John Tradewinds
On the heels of a challenging year for the
tourism industry, the Department of Tourism
unveiled its 2010 marketing strategy to suc-
cessfully address the lingering challenges of
the economic recession and entice potential
visitors to the Territory in the new year.
During a press conference at Grande
Cm Restaurant at Yacht Haven Grande last
week, DOT Commissioner Beverly Nichol-
son-Doty, Deputy Commissioner Chantal
Figueroa and Director of Communications
Allegra Kean-Moorehead provided an over-
view of the Department's 2010 strategic
marketing approach to members of the local
As many competitive destinations main-
tain and even increase their marketing
spend for the coming year, DOT recognizes
the need to maximize the effectiveness and
return on investment from the territory's
marketing dollars in light of a 35 percent
cut in the Tourism Advertising Revolving
Fund for 2010.
Every activity will be evaluated to deter-
mine the most effective use of funds to tar-
get a focused group of potential visitors.
Advertising Campaign
The territory's advertising campaign will
reflect the newly-introduced "You Unscript-
ed" brand positioning, which conveys a vis-
itor's ability to shed their everyday persona
given the wide variety of activities available
in the territory and take on a new identity
during their vacation.
The "You Unscripted" TV campaign is
currently underway with ads airing in Bos-
ton, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Minne-
apolis, Dallas and Miami. A print campaign
has also been launched and ads will appear
against key segments throughout the year.
Key Markets
The department will dedicate significant
resources to reach potential visitors and sat-
urate key feeder mainland markets that offer
air service to the territory, including a new
integrated approach to in-market outreach.
Online marketing initiatives will continue
to be a focus for DOT in 2010 as well. Re-
cent enhancements to the department's web-
site, VisitUSVI.com, will be followed by a
third phase of updates, which will include
a Danish language translation of the site,
bridal request for proposal functionality and
the incorporation of a booking engine.

Additionally, the marketing team will
leverage social media channels such at Fa-
cebook and Twitter to engage the consumer
in a forum where they are actively seeking
information and establish ongoing relation-
ships with visitors.
Strategic Parternships
In 2010, the department will continue to
forge strategic marketing partnerships and
promotions that reach potential visitors in
new ways and create opportunities to mar-
ket to consumers in key markets and niche
Among the department's upcoming part-
nerships is a co-branded promotion de-
veloped with the Minnesota Vikings NFL
franchise to support new Sun Country air
service to St. Thomas.
Through the promotion, the destination
will be featured through broadcast, print
and online channels to potential visitors in
the Minnesota market. During the January
17 Divisional Playoff game, the U.S. Vir-
gin Islands will enjoy significant exposure
through the Vikings flagship radio network,
in-stadium signage, PA announcements,
Vikings.com and a "Longest Kick" compe-
tition at half time offering a lucky fan the
chance to win a vacation to Bolongo Bay
Beach Resort.
The public relations team will continue
to seek new ways to generate positive cov-
erage for the territory after securing more
than 1,700 stories valued at $13 million
dollars in advertising equivalency during
2009. For 2010, public relations activities
will focus on generating widespread media
coverage for the department's bookable of-
fers both nationally and in key markets, as
well as a robust press hospitality program
that provides opportunities for the media to
showcase the destination through feature
coverage based on their in-person experi-
ence of the islands.
Product Development
Development of the tourism product will
be a major focus of the department's efforts
to elevate the overall visitor experience and
ensure repeat visitation in a competitive en-
vironment. Initiatives in 2010 will include
the establishment of a Visitor Helpline to
address visitor needs/concerns while on
vacation, a new Safety Tips Brochure that
provides safety tips and information on lo-
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bedroom private vacation rental new waterfront Condos set a
nestled in the hills overlooking higher bar for quality in St. John
Coral Bay, Located in Eden condos and are a "must see"
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hood, it is an easy drive to the tiles, Brazilian hardwood floors,
island's beautiful beaches, native stone work, graceful
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entertainment. A shared pool & mahogany doors, custom cabi-
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"El Cielo" New masonry home
in an ideal location between Cruz
Bay & Coral Bay this 4 BR home
is perched on a flat ridge above
Peter Bay with National Park
land to the north & east to insure
quiet & privacy, Graceful arches
frame sweeping views from
Lovango Cay to Jost Van Dyke.
A large deck wim pool is
accessed from living room &
master BR. Reduced to $259M

"Surfside"- Rare chance to own a home in the exclusive Reef Bay enclave.
Surfside is a beautifully appointed lMedilerranean slyte three bedroom, three
baln pool villa situated on the edge of undeveloped park land with fabulous
S ocean views and breezes. Stroll via parkway ri secluded white sand beach
from this oversized iol Very successful rental home with plans for another
2x2 villa with separate entrance. Price reduced by $900,000 to $1,650,0001
"Amorita" Beautiful, masonry home in upscale Chocolate Hole North has
large pool deck with spa & faces southeast to catch the tradewind breezes.
Waler views of Hart Bay & the South Shorejust minutes from Cruz Bay & a
snort walk tothe Westin Resort. Features include stone arches and vaulted
cypress ceilings screened gallery, arched courtyard entrance, fruit trees,
and deeded access to two beaches. Seller is motivated $999,000
S "The Retreat" Perfect privacy & spectacular ocean views lie at the heart
of "The Retreat's" natural appeal Its 3 pavilions on one level are grouped
around a beautifully landscaped courtyard with swimming pool and jetted hot
tub Every room enjoys an ocean view a sparkling panorama of Sir Francis
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bedroom/bath suites tri sleeping lofts Iank the main living/dining pavilion-
The waterfront is accessed via trail to a private, sandy beach. $1.595M
"Bella Vista" is a well maintained & beautifully decorated home, perched
high atop cool Bordeaux Mountain, Views from Jost Van Dyke to Virgin
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j throughout with a large mrasler sujie two spacious guest suites large loft
for additional guests & a ore bedroom apartment with separate entrance
Spa & sun deck Tremendous value a musl see' REDUCED- $850,000
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CRUZ BAY (74-21 B-3 ZONING Rare opportunity to own a commercial
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CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
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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 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.
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BAYVIEW Private villa bordering Natl. Park, minutes
to Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 bldgs
connected by pool, decks & patios. 280 views overlooking
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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
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GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
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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
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hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
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SERENDIP CONDO A great buy! Cute 1 bd unit w/dy-
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CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
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DITLEFF POINT- Extraordinary sites on magnificent pen-
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KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
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WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44 ac.
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CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4zoning.$249K.
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GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1Y ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
ZOOTENVAAL-Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
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The United States Rare Coin and Bullion
Reserve Vault Facility today announces
the final release of U.S. Gov't Issued Gold
Coins previously held in The West Point
Depository/U.S. Mint. For a limited time,
U.S. citizens will have the opportunity to
purchase these $5 Gov't Issued Gold Coins
for the incredible at-cost price of only
$126.00 per coin. An amazing price because
these U.S. Gov't Issued Gold Coins are com-
pletely free of dealer markup. That's correct,
our cost. This may be your final opportunity
to buy U.S. Gov't Issued Gold Coins at-cost.
The Gold market, which recently skyrock-
eted past $1,100 an ounce, is predicted by
experts to have the explosive upside poten-
tial of reaching up to $5,000 an ounce in
the future. Due to extremely high Gold
demand, availability of these special
at-cost Gold Coins may vary based on
current vault inventory. The United
States Rare Coin and Bullion Reserve will
release these U.S. Gov't Issued Gold Coins
at-cost on a first-come, first-serve basis. Or-
ders that are not immediately received with
the order center could be subject to cancel-
lation and your checks returned uncashed.
Good luck. We hope that everyone will have
a chance to purchase this special U.S. Gov't
Issued Gold at-cost. Order your Gold im-
mediately to avoid disappointment. Special
arrangements can be made for Gold orders
of $50,000. Call Toll-Free 1-888-465-3975.

If you had $50,000 in the bank and you
transferred it into Gold at today's price, you
could now have an opportunity to possibly
gain as much as five times its value. That's
right, $250,000. On the other hand, if you
leave that same $50,000 in the bank for 10
years, chances are, it's only going to be worth
about $50,000. When you convert money to
Gold, you haven't spent your money, but
have transferred its value from a declining
paper currency, to a precious metal that is
rising in value. With predictions of Gold ris-
ing from about $1,100 an ounce to $5,000
an ounce in the future, now could be a great
time to get in. Buying Coins involves some
risk. The market for these items is unregu-
lated, so prices may rise or fall over time,
therefore the value of a coin depends in part
on the price you pay. You should not acquire
any item if you are not competent or quali-
fied to make your own financial decisions.

PUBLIC LAW 99-185 99 STAT. 1179 NASDAQ, AND S&P 500





24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
Vault No. TWVI1 F-126


With the National Debt at more
than $11 trillion and rising, Gold
may have an upside potential that
has not been seen since the 1980's.

If the dollar continues to weaken
and inflation predictions become a
reality, Gold may be the safest place
for your money.

Experts predict that Gold may have
enough upside potential to reach a
price as high as $5,000 an ounce in
the future.

Smart individuals are moving up to
30% of their assets into Gov't Gold.

Due to extremely high Gold demand,
availability of these special "at-cost"
Gold Coins may vary based on cur-
rent vault inventory.

Special arrangements can be made
for Gold orders of $50,000.

1 Gov't Issue Gold Coin $ 126.00
5 Gov't Issue Gold Coins $ 630.00
10 Gov't Issue Gold Coins $ 1,260.00

C 2010 United States Rare Coin & Bullion Reserve.

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