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St. John tradewinds
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Donald Sussman Donates Plane for Haiti Relief EffortPage 2Crime Stoppers USVI Celebrates First AnniversaryPage 4Cooper Arrested for Wharfside Village BurglaryPage 4 IGBA Encourages Homebuilders To Think GreenPage 7 January 25-31, 2010 Copyright 2010 magazinest. thomas 2010 EDITIONS COMING Jahlil Ward’s 2nd Murder Conviction Now in DoubtPage 3 Caneel Bay Re sort staff and family hosted a car wash in Cruz Bay on Friday afternoon, January 22, to raise funds for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. Residents came out in throngs to donate to the cause, wash their cars and enjoy food, drink and music. V.I. Fire Department supplied wa ter for the event and many residents do nated and volunteered in any way possible.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Fernando Ramos THE NEW ISSUE OF ST. THOMAS MAGAZINE IS OUT! INSIDE: 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW – Part 4Continued on Page 5 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John citizens are always quick to help one in need, and their responses to the crisis in Haiti have been no different. Across the island, Love City residents have raised money from car washes to collection jars — and students at island schools have been strongly supporting the effort as well. Many residents have been taking advantage of Western Union’s matching donation program, which doubles the amount donated for earth quake relief. Western Union is channeling the money it raises to the American Red Cross, World Vision, Save the Children and Mercy Corps. On Monday afternoon, January 18, Cruz Bay Watersports employees hosted a beach barbecue at the Westin Resort and Villas which raised about $400 for the relief fund. Caneel Bay Resort staff hosted a car wash on Friday afternoon, January 22, which drew throngs of residents lined up in their cars to donate to Haiti relief. On Saturday night, January 24, waitresses and waiters and bartenders at La Tapa, Zozo’s, Rhumb Lines, Quiet Mon Pub, Morgan’s Mango, Waterfront Bistro and Lime Inn donated a portion of their tips to the relief effort. Going even a step further, restaurant owners matched the employees’ donations, which will be doubled again by the Western Union program. Love City Organizes Quickly for Haiti Relief Earthquake Effort


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John homeowner and philanthropist Donald cine program at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center, has stepped up to the plate for the island of Haiti. Sussman donated the use of his private plane to Haiti relief organizers on St. Thomas who used it pounds of medical supplies as well as several doctors and nurses to the Caribbean nation in the throng of crisis following a powerful earthquake. es, crutches, tubing, I.V. stands, diapers and formula, lots of formula,” said Jim Wilson, one of Sussman’s pilots. “There were narcotics, surgery supplies and supplies for doctors to perform amputations. We also had nine medical personnel on board going there.” “There were some doctors and some nurses who were coming back with us, too, after being in Haiti for several days,” Wilson said. As soon as the Caribbean nation came into Wilson’s view, devastation was evident, according to the pilot. could see some areas that were littered with broken buildings and just buildings that were crumbled,” said Wilson. Since the earthquake blew out all of the windows au-Prince airport, just landing the plane was a chal lenge, according to Wilson. “The airport was cracked all over the place and all of the windows on the tower were blown out,” Wilson said. “Port-au-Prince has a few local people running the approach control and then they hand you off to center at the airport running out of a tent. When we got into the air space it was a little confused and we had to break our approach to the airport twice.” After landing in Port-au-Prince, logistical problems delayed the un-loading of cargo and the return “There was no transportation available to get the lack of infrastructure so we had to wait a while. When age and they had to hunt around and commandeer a truck.” The extra time on the ground, however, allowed who had been visiting family in Haiti but was sepahome. “They were trying to get the baby back to her tempt,” said the pilot. “We were able to get the baby on board and reunite her with her mother.” Wilson and his crew were scheduled to make a second trip to Haiti late Saturday night, January 23, to deliver additional medical supplies and personnel, and the plane would be available as long as it was needed, according to Sussman. to Haiti as often as we can help,” said Sussman. “It feels great to be in a position to make this unique and badly needed contribution.” 2 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Free Vow Renewal at Trunk Bay CeremonyJoin the Love City Pan Dragons’ boat trip to the St. Croix Agriculture 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 one way. Tickets can be pur chased at Connections or Courtesy Car Rental.Boat Tickets to STX Ag Fair AvailableSussman Donates Plane for Haiti Relief EffortSt. John Rescue is looking for volunteers to join its dedicated in Coral Bay. Help save a life and make a difference — join St. John Rescue. Contact Bob Malacarne at 626-5118 or Chris Jordan St. John Rescue Needs Volunteers ment at the eighth annual free marriage vow renewal with Love City’s famous barefoot minister Anne Marie Porter. The ceremony will be on Sunday, February 14, at 5 p.m. at Trunk Bay beach. So far 630 couples have enjoyed the free, fun event. No registration is required, just show up! For more informa tion call Cathy Dove at 642-2182 or email John Tradewinds News Photo by Jim WilsonAfter landing Sussman’s plane in Haiti, medical equipment at Port-au-Prince airport.Kalin Ivanov will be performing at St. John School of the Arts on Thursday, January 28, at 8 p.m. This world-renowned cellist is gaining recognition as an artist whose “dramatic urgency and expressive tone” (The STRAD, New York) is matched by “his deep, emotional, and poetic performing style” (Moscow North). From Barber to Brahms and Schumann to Vivaldi, this performance will entice all music lovers. A native of Bulgaria, Ivanov began studying cello at age six and now holds a Master of Music degree from Brooklyn College. Don’t miss this wonderful night of the classics on St. John. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at Connections or at the door. Space is limited.World Renowned Cellist Performing at St. John School of the Arts Jan. 28Mad Hot St. John for adults is back! St. John School of the Arts is hosting a 10-week ballroom dance series with instructor Teresa Fraguada. 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 Adult Ballroom Classes Start Feb. 2St. John School of the Arts presents pianist Julian Gargiulo in concert on Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m. world, he brings his dynamic classical rendering of compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and charisma. This year the program will include his own compositions and he will be selling his new CD. Tickets are $30 and available at Connections or at the door.Pianist Julian Gargiulo at SJSA Feb. 11 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jim WilsonV.I. medical personnel relax aboard Sussman’s plane en route to Haiti, above left. After


By Joseph Tsidulko St. John Tradewinds Jahlil Ward has gotten another reprieve from sentencing in the murder of Jamie Cockayne, and whether the 22-year-old Gifft Hill man’s second conviction for that crime will stand now is in question. Instead of going forward Friday, January 22, with a scheduled sentence hearing, V.I. Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar heard arguments on post-trial motions from Ward’s attorney, Michael Quinn. Hollar said two issues the defense attorney raised require fur ther consideration and could ultimately lead her to set aside the verdict of second-degree murder which a jury rendered in her courtroom on December 18. It was the latest setback in a many, with court appearances pushing a resolution away as often as they move it forward. At last month’s retrial, prosecutors argued Ward fatally stabbed 21-year-old Cockayne seven times 2007, about a half-hour after the with Anselmo Boston and Kamal Thomas inside Cruz Bay’s Front Yard bar. The judge wants more time to consider Quinn’s argument that acted inappropriately by intimidat ing a witness from returning to the territory for the retrial. Quinn said prosecutors disclosed in a court they would prosecute Daryl Mar tens for accepting a bribe from the Cockayne family. At the same time, they offered immunity to three other witnesses who also took money from the victim’s parents but whose testimony case. Martens made a statement to authorities in September 2007 recounting an ostensible jailhouse confession he heard Thomas make. After Ward was convicted of Cockayne’s murder in October 2008, Quinn learned that out of almost 500 pages of discovery material turned over to Ward’s legal team, Martens’ statement impli cating Thomas as the killer was the only document missing. For that reason, Hollar threw out the Ward his second trial. resorted to misconduct the second time around to keep Martens from coming to court, Quinn argued, even with the recent fallout from their failure to disclose his state ment, Quinn argued. “They did their very best to keep Mr. Martens off the stand, even then,” Quinn said. The Cockayne family paid to put Martens in a hotel for a week, and provided him with a car and a telephone. The Cockaynes say Martens was homeless, and they wanted to make sure he would be available to talk with authorities. At the time, Ward had not surfaced as a suspect in the case, and Thomas was still considered the likely killer. Mar tens eventually left the territory and is believed to be in California. After Quinn learned about the missing statement, dogged efforts to contact Martens proved fruitless, he said. Quinn argued a possible reason for Martens inaccessibility was the looming threat of prosecution. He said the Attorney General’s policy was inconsistent with the offer of some form of immunity to the Cockaynes themselves, to two witnesses who received $5,000 payments that were characterized as reward money, and to Aaron Fer Cockayne after he was stabbed. The Cockaynes gave Ferguson money to consult with a lawyer before he talked to authorities. Hollar granted Thomas and Boston, both convicted of felony assaults against Cockayne in October 2008, new trials after she learned of the $5,000 payments. Quinn argued the government’s actions regarding Martens were heavy-handed and violated Ward’s right to a fair trial. Hollar described the prosecutor’s position as “totally egregious.” Hollar tried to remedy Martens absence in Ward’s second trial by allowing Quinn to examine Assistant Attorney General Renee Gumbs-Carty, the prosecutor in the with Martens after he came to light. Quinn argued it was an inadequate substitute for having the witness himself. Hollar must decide if the misconduct was such that Ward deserves a third trial. Other options would be to altogether dismiss the case, or to reprimand the government and publicly chastise prosecutors without infringing on the jury’s verdict. The case against Ward largely rested on the strength of witnesses who said they heard the defendant confess to the crime. On Friday, Hollar agreed with Quinn that some witness accounts put for ward at trial could not be reconciled with others. Prosecution witnesses who incriminated Ward — all discovered by an investigator working for Kamal Thomas — directly contra dicted the testimony of witnesses at the crime scene. Glanville “Shark” Frazer testi Ward knocked on his door, barged into his house and asked for a ride to Estate Pastory. Some of that account was seconded by Frazer’s girlfriend, Jo’Nique Clendinen, who told jurors she let Ward in that night. Ward held his shirt in his hand, had blood speckles on his white sneakers and said he “just had a But witnesses at the crime scene said Cockayne’s attacker ran straight to a waiting car that was parked on the street outside Frazer’s house. Abigail Schnell, who watched from her second-story apartment, assailant got into the passenger or driver side of the car. Ferguson, who saw Cockayne emerge from behind a construction partition profusely bleeding, said a heavy set man was already standing by the getaway car, ready to drive off. Hollar said she will need to review the trial transcripts before she can decide if a conviction based hold. Matters involving the credibility of witnesses are generally in the province of the jury, who decide how much weight to give to any witness’ testimony. But a trial judge has the discretion to override verdicts that are clearly illogical. Hollar set a deadline of February 16 for written arguments regarding the two outstanding issues. Jahlil Ward St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 3 Thursday, Jan. 28th INDEX Community Calendar .........22 Commander’s Bugle Call ...18 Crossword Puzzle ...............22 Letters ...........................16-17 Police Log .........................21 Obituaries ...........................21 Real Estate ....................25-27 Wha’s Happn’nin’...................6Ward’s Second Murder Conviction in DoubtThird Trial Possible as Hollar Considers Government Misconduct Motion Resident Get H1N1 Vaccinations St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat The Marketplace and Morris F. deCasro Clinic.The judge wants more time to consider Quinn’s acted inappropriately by intimidating a witness from returning to the territory for the retrial.


4 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM Crime Stoppers USVI Celebrate First YearBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After spending countless hours getting the territorial citizen’s ground, Crime Stoppers USVI or ganizers celebrated the program’s party at the Cruz Bay Battery on Wednesday night, January 20. About 30 people mingled on the Battery deck, enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Cactus on the Blue and toasted Crime Stoppers’ success with beverages donated by Prestige Wine Group and Bellows International. Crime Stoppers USVI is a totally tive that gives the power to the people, explained Bonny Corbeil, a member of the group’s St. John board. “People can call the tip line and report what they know without anyone ever knowing that they made the call,” said Corbeil. “This really puts the people in control here, which is why I’ve been so passionate about this program. This takes away the fear of retaliation and gives the people power.” Once a tip comes in from a citizen, that information is passed St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott far left, St. John Administrator Leona Smith and VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy, both center.Continued on Page 20 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Estate Pastory resident Coby Cooper was arrested early Satur day morning, January 16, and charged with third-degree burglary for breaking into a storage area in Wharfside Village. Cooper, 56, the former vice president of Integrated Assets Management Inc. — which used to own and run island restaurants Asolare, Chateau Bordeaux, Paradiso and Chole and Bernards — was reportedly working at the Balcony Restaurant in Wharfside Village most recently. The St. John man faced V.I. Superior Magistrate Court Judge Alan Smith on Monday, January 18, when third-degree burglary charges against him were upheld. An eyewitness saw Cooper remove hinges from a room at Wharfside Village and walk off with several boxes, according to a report in the Virgin Islands Daily News. The witness contacted the owner of Wharfside Village, who reported the matter to the V.I. Police Department, according to the report. It was unclear when the burglary occurred or what the boxes removed from the storage area contained. Cooper was arrested in his Estate Pastory home at 6:03 a.m. on January 16. Cooper’s bail was set at $10,000 with a 10 percent provision. He will face arraignment on January 28. As of press time, the Balcony’s doors were shuttered. Coby Cooper Arrested for Wharfside Village Burglary


St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 5 from customers all week as well as employees’ tips. The Papaya Cafe jar garnered $482, which will be matched by Western Union. The quick response from the island’s youngest residents has been perhaps most impressive. Students at Guy Benjamin School hosted a bake sale and donated all proceeds to the Haiti relief fund. Julius E. Sprauve School students worked all week to raise funds through bake sales, and even saving their own pennies. Fifth grader Ezius Ashly raised $400 alone for the relief effort. “I put in part of my savings and my mom gave me some money too,” said Ashly. “My mom, Michelle Collins, who owns the Grapevine, and Colleen Kramper also donated some money. I did it because that could have been us.” “There are a lot of children suffering and if that happened to us, they would help us,” Ashly said. JESS fourth grader Joel Williams raised almost $200 for the earth quake relief. “I raised money from my parents because I saw the people in need in Haiti,” said Williams. “That made me sad and it made me want to do something. I feel like I did the right thing.” Even JESS faculty were impressed with the outpouring of donations from students, explained the school’s vice principal Brenda Dalmida. “There has been overwhelming generosity from our students,” said Dalmida. “We had a school meet ing last week and talked about what the kids were seeing on television and we had conversations about children helping children. We talked about how people were suffering right now.” “From kindergarten to the ninth grade, all of our students have really come through,” Dalmida said. grade that raised the most money, but now we’re going to throw one big pizza party for the whole school.” week, which will be matched through the Western Union program. By Saturday, January 23, St. John residents doaccording to Western Union agent Cid Hamling who owns Connections. “All that money came in just one week from this little island,” said Hamling. “I’ve always been pleased to be a Western Union agent, but now I’m really proud of all of their efforts. From the Sprauve kids to the Papaya Cafe, to Michael Beason collecting tips while he was playing music to people coming in and saying ‘I wish it could be more,’ everyone has opened their hearts.” Connections will accept donations to the Western Union program through Monday, January 25, and the company is not charging a fee to people who are wir ing money to Haiti. For more information about the Western Union St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottJESS students counted pennies, quarters, dimes and nickles which were donated as part of the school’s week-long Haiti relief fundraiser.Love City Organizes Events Quickly for Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Fernando RamosResidents mingled over car washing in Cruz Bay January 22, while raising funds for Haiti earthquake relief.Continued from Front Cover


Wha’s Happ’nin’ by Sis Frank 6 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 Supporters Can Dance the Night Away at SJSA Dance-a-thon Saturday, Jan. 30By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds It’s time to dust off those dancing shoes and support arts education in Love City. St. John School of the Arts is hosting its second annual Dance-athon on Saturday evening, January 30, at 7 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas. The dance is the major fundraiser of the year for SJSA, and proceeds will help support the school’s many activities as well as the scholarship fund which is used by many students. There are two ways to take part in the event, which was wildly popular last year. Dancers can sign up and get people to pledge money, or just show up and pay the admission fee. The cost of admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 18 years old and $50 for families. “Pledge dancers will go out and get their friends, family, coworkers or businesses to sponsor them,” said Kim Wild, SJSA assistant director. “Non-pledge dancers can still come out and have fun and dance and just pay the admission fee at the door.” The night will also include a bingo room for people who want to take a break from the dance be tunes for everyone to enjoy as a DJ will be playing songs from all different genres and eras of music. “We’ll have everything from Frank Sinatra to Black Eyed Peas,” said Wild. “There will be Zydeco, Lady Gaga and Talking Heads. There will literally be something for everyone to dance to.” A large part of the fun at last year’s Dance-a-thon were the costumes some dancers donned and Wild is encouraging more outra“The costumes were a lot of fun last year so we’re really trying to get more people to dress up this year,” she said. “People should come dressed in their favorite dea hippie from the 60s. It’s really a fun way to get the energy going.” Pledged dancers are eligible for cash prizes as well. There will be adult and child prizes for best costume and most pledges received. Pledge packets for dancers are available at Connections, SJSA, the Julius E. Sprauve School and Gifft Hill School. For more inencing problems with their phone tion, call 776-2578.Jazz V.I. All Stars at The Beach Bar St. John Tradewinds Music fans meet me on the street and make a point of exclaiming over the improvement in our Jazz programs! There are “young lions” who bring a new touch to the stage. These musicians may range in age from 15 to 18. Come to hear them play with the highly trained old-timers! You might even see Joe, our super-sax man, dancing on stage — and Louis, the keyboard king, grinning as he races up and down the scales. New tunes and rhythms are added to the repertoire weekly. Dale, Andrew and Rhett bring a steady beat as the band sails through your favorite old-time and brand new songs! In fact, the band is rehearsing their arrangements so seriously that they will take a vacation from The Beach Bar performances on the following Sundays — February 7 and 14 and March 14 and 21. They will be organizing a master class in Jazz at the St. John School of the Arts for adults and young people. If you are interested in understanding and performing, please call Kim Wild at the is out of order. Or call Sis Frank at 776-6777. It promises to be a whole lot of fun! With good solid training, we can offer top music to The Beach Bar audiences. Look at the success we are achieving with the “Young Lions!” The fer ries are full of devoted friends, family and Jazz fans. Sunday’s heavy rain made no difference in the audience. It’s great to have Harvey, Dean and Sybil sit in — I know they look forward to performing each winter. “Bou-quet” Flower Shop a Big Hit What a relief to have an attractive shop that ar at the Lemon Tree Mall where Sally’s, Lime Inn and Pink Papaya are in Cruz Bay — across from Fred’s Restaurant. It is so much easier to call up and ask to have your gift delivered. They’ll even write a card for you! MKS Clinic Gives Excellent Service Everyone knows his responsibility well — you are cared for in a professional way — the examina tion rooms are shining and well-equipped. It really is a pleasure to receive treatment there. And don’t forget the telemedicine connection straight to the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. The clinic is named for Miss Myrah Keating Smith who was proud to serve St. John on her donkey. She would be overcome by the latest equipment that is now available. St. John School of the Arts presents Kalin Ivanov, CellistElena Antimova, Accompanist Thursday, January 28 8:00 p.m.Tickets $30 at Connections or at the door ATTENTION ST. JOHN HOMEOWNERSHIRING PROFESSIONALS TO MAINT AIN YOUR HOME ISNOT AN EXTRAVAGANCEI T ISSMART BUSINESS SENSE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS AT Cimmaron Property ManagementS t. John’s Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / / P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex – Cruz Bay ISSUE NO. 2 OUT ON NEWSSTANDS. GO GET IT!For more information, email or call 340-776-6496.


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The very beauty of St. John which has attracted thousands of visitors over the past several decades is being threatened by those who love the island enough to build a home here. But thanks to the Island Green Building Association’s Residential tion Program, construction doesn’t have to affect St. John in a negative way. “Growth is inevitable, but IGBA believes that a loss of resources is not,” said local architect Doug White during his presentation on green building at the Thursday evening, January 21, IGBA meeting. program awards homebuilders based on a checklist of 66 items covering 11 areas where builders can have a positive impact on the environment. One way homeowners can make a minimal impact to the environment during the building process is to clear only the portion of their property where their home will be built, rather than clear from lot line to lot line, as is commonplace on St. John. “This is where most of the damage is done,” said local scientist Barry Devine. Silt fences are not installed propof the time, added White. In addition to reducing runoff, keeping a site’s original vegetation in tact is the simplest and most cost effective landscaping plan, as those plants are already well established and will survive island weather, according to White. Using a chart depicting sedimentation rates in Johnson’s Bay, White showed the link between construction and runoff. sedimentation rate in Johnson’s Bay has gone through the roof, primarily as a result of new home construction,” he said. Rainfall is another factor in runoff, explained Devine, who pointed out that the sedimentation John experienced a drought. Another way homebuilders can respect the environment during construction is by building with sun patterns and trade winds in mind. “Masonry walls, if not shaded with vegetation or porches and galleries, will absorb heat all day and radiate heat all night,” said White. A well thought-out home which takes advantage of trade winds should not need air conditioning, White added. program suggests that homebuilders go beyond typical water conser vation, such as collecting water in a cistern, and collect gray water from paved surfaces, such as driveways, to use for things such as irrigation. Homebuilders can also be conscious of water use by installing and by purchasing Energy Star appliances, which can also help reduce energy costs. Other ways to reduce those WAPA bills include installing a solar hot water heater and drying clothes on a line outside, White added. One aspect of green building that is not always considered is the home’s visual impact. “Is it in harmony with the sur rounding community?” said White. One way to ensure a minimal visual impact is by avoiding light pollution, the architect continued. “Minimize the amount of ambient light visible from outside the property,” said White. Green building is not limited to those constructing new homes. Homeowners can work to make their existing properties green as well, explained Devine. “Every time someone does something new to their house, they can do something that makes a little more sense,” said the local scientist. IGBA is currently reviewing its dential Tropical Green Building hopes to educate those interested in building homes on St. John in an effort to promote green building “We need to educate our clients to look at the life cycle cost ver sus the up-front cost,” said White. “There’s a huge life cycle cost savings if you’re building green.” The group at last week’s meeting agreed that there needs to be education at every level of home building and buying, from purchasing land, to working with the rental management agencies, which cur rently encourage those building homes to rent out on St. John to include a bathroom for each bedroom and air conditioning. For more information on IGBA, visit John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 7 Waterfront Bistro Friday & Saturday 8:30 to 11 PM OPEN EVERY DAY!Sunday, 4PM 12AM Monday through Thursday, 12PM 12AM Friday & Saturday, 12PM 1AM Where the Winners Play! Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI IGBA’s Certication Program Encourages Homebuilders To Think Green


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Two St. John wedding planner companies were recently singled out Stacy Mulcare, owner of Ceremonies of St. John, was named by Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Magazine as one of the top 25 destination wedding planners in the world. Fellow Love City wedding expert Mary Bartolucci’s company, Island Style Weddings, was chosen by Wedding Wire to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards for Wedding Planner. Mulcare was the only wedding vendor in the Virgin Islands to be honored by Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Magazine’s inaugural top 25 list. be the top 25 destination wedding planners internationally,” said Mulcare. “I’m the only one in the Virgin Islands who was selected. It’s a great honor and I feel blessed.” “I think this is really going to boost the Virgin Islands for destination weddings,” Mulcare said. “I was selected because I have a long-standing, strong reputation in the industry and the magazine also was provided endorsments from past clients.” Mulcare’s feature will run in the March/April 2010 issue of Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Magazine which will hit newsstands on February 23. vendors in the 100,000-strong Wedding Wire community. “Wedding Wire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Island Style Weddings has been slected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards for Wedding Planner,” said Bartolucci. “The annual awards recognize and celebrate excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent interviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.” “We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards,” said Bartolucci. For more information about the Bride’s Choice Awards, check out WeddingWire Storefront at or visit Island Style Weddings at For more information about Ceremonies of St. John or the Destination Wedding Magazine feature, check out or destination St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 Two Love City Wedding Planners Recognized for Excellence in ServiceSt. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Tom OatDepartment of Education Commissioner Dr. LaVerne Terry presents an award to NOW OPEN WITH NEW MENUHappy Hour: 4:30-5:30pm Dinner Served: 5:30-8:30pmOPEN TUE SDAYSATURDAYE state Concordia P reserve, Coral Bay, St. John USVI (Just above Saltpond Bay) 340-693-5855 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts launched the Big Read 2010 program on Friday, January 22, with a celebration of Ernest Gaines’ best selling novel “A Lesson Before Dying,” at a reception at the Cruz Bay Battery. The Big Read Program is a partnership between the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Division of Libraries and Museums, the University of the Virgin Islands’ Reichhold Center for the Arts and the IT-Learning Resources and Student Technology Services Area, the Department of Education and the V.I. Police Department. V.I. Council on the Arts and First Lady Cecile deJongh hosted more than 100 guests at the Battery on January 22. The event featured a Cajun inspired theme with cuisine, art works and music from the southern United States. Guest speakers at the launch included V.I. Magistrate Judge Alan Smith and Big Read 2010 spokesMore than 100 free copies of “A Lesson Before Dying” are now available, while supplies last, at the Sprauve Library. More copies will be available for loan from libraries throughout the territory. Community members will be brought together through a variety of activities from now through the middle of June — there is truly something for everyone during Big Read 2010. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The National Endowment, in partnership with the Institute of Museums and Library Services and Arts Midwest, brought together partners from across the United States to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. nities nationwide participating in the Big Read from engage the community at community centers, librar ies, and schools. Upcoming events will be announced throughout the year. Grab the book and join the fun. For more information on Big Read 2010 contact Tasida Kelch VICA Kicks off 2010 Big Read at Battery


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10 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 HAPPY NEW YEAR! St. John Tradewinds Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library welcomed an impressive crowd Wednesday night, January 20, at the group’s “Planning for College” seminar for St. John high school students. Almost 50 students and parents schools represented. Chris Teare, director of college counseling at Antilles School, both inspired and dents and parents who attended the sored program in the newly renovated library, and we are grateful to have discovered this critically important community service for the young adults on St. John,” said Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library President Debbie Hime. “It is enlightening to see them visualizing their future as the next generation of leaders through this important initiative.” The next seminar, on Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the library, will focus on St John seapplication process. Seniors and their parents or guardians are urged to attend, and other high school students and par ents are warmly welcome. The Friends of the Library are planning other future seminars as well. To be included in email notistudent seminars, send an email address to stjohnlibraryfriends@ St. John Tradewinds Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library’s Annual Meeting is on Friends members and the St. John community are welcome to join in honoring guest speaker Ingrid Bough, Territorial Director of Libraries, Archives and Museums. Bough has brought new energy and insight to the territory’s librar ies from her previous tenure at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Originally from St. Croix, her love for the Virgin Islands is only enhanced by her dedication to improve library services. library’s most productive years, with the historic building’s renovations completed and reopened to the public in August. The library inside is both beautiful and cool — literally — with the installation of central air conditioning. Along with the government’s renovations, Friends purchased almost $6,000 worth of custom fur niture for the children’s room and other areas. During and following the renovations, several individuals provided additional volunteer service: Hank Slodden; Toby Slodden; Elmo Rabsatt; Kent and Paula Savel; David and Peggy Spoth; Cherry Glass; and Tiareah Schaub helped with the move back into the building; Bill Flynn hung pictures; St. John Fire Chief Winifred Powell and the VI Fire services delivered the old bookcases to their new homes at schools and also picked up library supplies from the St Thomas library administraStory Hour has kicked back into action with Sprauve School, Methodist Pre School, Gifft Hill and the new Coral Bay Montessori School enjoying the weekly experience. Many thanks go to the Story Hour reading program volunteers: Miles Stair; Heather Ruhsam; Anna Tuttle; Jo Ann Hall; Christie O’Neil; Nanci Bauman; Gerianne Kotas; and Steve Hogroian. The Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library’s website launched and has some valuable information at of Library Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 29 Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library Help High School Students Face Future St. John TradewindsCollege counsellor Chris Teare, at left, talks to students and parents during the “Planning for College” seminar at Elaine Sprauve Library last week.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While most visitors to St. John are drawn by the beaches and crystal clear water, one group of university students recently traveled to Love City for a much different reason — cattle. Five Oberlin College Environmental Studies students spent two weeks on St. John looking at the post-emancipa tion cattle industry on the island. Led by Oberlin College visiting assistant professor of Environmental Studies Crystal Fortwangler, the students looked at connections between the natural and cultural landscape of the island for a two-week winter term project. “We’re encouraging the park to consider a stronger focus on the post-emancipation era on island including the working landscapes like cattle, bay rum, charcoal making and basket weaving,” said Fortwangler. “So we decided to focus on cattle.” “We thought cattle would be a good starting point because we’re trying to look at how the ecological landscape and the human landscape intersect,” said Oberlin College ence on the landscape and on the culture here.” The group, which stayed at the V.I. Environmental Research Station, toured former cattle farms with Edmund Roberts, who worked on some of those farms as a boy. “We went out with Edmund Roberts who worked on a few cattle farms when he was young,” said Oberlin senior Nick Laudeman. “He took us to some old sites and we saw some of the old troughs and dips and we saw barbed wire that is still up in parts of the island. The wire was two inches into some of trees we saw.” The Oberlin students also toured Lameshur Bay with St. landscape is affected by land use. “Eleanor Gibney took us on a tour of Lameshur and showed us some of the plants that are indicative of cattle ranges,” said Marion Rockwood. “The plants are there because the cattle ate them or transported them and introduced them to that landscape.” “We learned to read the plant landscape with Eleanor and determine what it means in the cultural history when you In addition to their explorations, the group hoped to make real difference on St. John, Fortwangler explained. “One of our main points was to think about ways in which to celebrate and respect the histories of working industries on the island and think of ways that can become a part of the culture,” Fortwangler. While the V.I. National Park has a strong interpretative division, most of the material ends at the post-emancipation era, according to Laudeman. they work up to this point so they need to work more toward getting to this time frame,” he said. Superintendent Mark Hardgrove, Archaeologist Ken Wild and Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon. “We had really strong support from the park,” Fortwangler said. “Meeting with everyone was a really nice way to pull together all of the areas of the park — cultural, resource and interpretive division.” Even without making changes within the VINP’s operations, the Oberlin students took home some valuable lessons from their St. John study. “My favorite part was meeting with Edmund Roberts and talking to him about cultural history and the way commu nities and individuals interacted with cattle,” said Oberlin student Julia Munson. “He had a very strong sense of community and he had so many stories to share.” “I liked being able to look at Mary’s Point and other ar eas where you can easily see the plants there and know that means that cattle were there,” said Chung. “Learning how to read the landscape in a way that most people don’t is really exciting.” “As environmental studies students this project was real ly important because it got us to recognize that the environment means the human involvement as well as the natural landscape,” said Chung. “When studying the environment it’s really hard to separate the two.” Following their St. John stay, the group traveled to St. Croix to stay at Castle Nugent and tour an operational cattle farm. Once they return to Oberlin, the students will compile recommendations for VINP to integrate post-emancipation information into its interpretive division. “We’re excited,” said Fortwangler. “At the end of this week, we’ll submit recommendations to the park service on ways they can move forward with their interpretive division and incorporate a celebration of the post-emancipation era.” Fortwangler also plans to expand on the students’ work in the future, she added. “This was kind of a preliminary investigation and we’d like to do more extensive research and hopefully come back over the summer,” said the Oberlin assistant professor. The Oberlin College group consisted of Fortwangler, Laudeman, Chung, Rockwood, Munson and Mary Badame. St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Crystal FortwanglerOberlin College environmental studies students and Edmund Roberts pose near a cattle dip at Cinnamon Bay. 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12 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 Work Stops on Pond Bay Club Due to Financing Issues“In today’s world, there are no certainties and this is a day-to-day issue right now as to where we are. There are a lot of moving pieces to the puzzle. This will inevitably push back our opening date a bit, but it’s not a fundamental issue.”– Bob Emmett, principal 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 4Paving the Way for More Accessible IslandJanet George-Carty had a big smile on her face as she snipped the bright red ribbon that hung loosely across the entrance of Francis Bay’s new accessible trail and glided in her wheelchair across the elevated wooden boardwalk. The 650-foot boardwalk, unveiled during a Wednesday morning ceremony on Sepof the popular Francis Bay walking trail and ged St. John a more accessible island.Community Commemorates September 11 with Freedom W alkAround 40 people gathered under the Cruz Bay sun to participate in a freedom walk to remember the tragic day that occurred eight years ago and will forever be etched in Americans’ hearts. The freedom walk began at the National Park Visitors Center at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 11, and continued to Franklin Powell Park for a noon-time commemoration ceremony. September 21-October 4, 2009 Roundabout Construction Ahead of ScheduleConstruction on the Cruz Bay roundabout scheduled completion, according DPW Materials Program Manager Thomas Jones. Bennett “Trying To Save” Three Island Restaurants and Regain OwnershipThe futures of Asolare, Paradiso and Chloe and Bernards restaurants, owned by Integrated Assets, were in question as talk of bounced checks and restaurant closing circulated across St. John. With rumors swirling around the island that three prominent restaurants were on the verge of closing and employees were getting bad checks, former Integrated Assets restuarant owner Winston Bennett called Tradewinds last Friday to respond to the talk on the street.Rain Tapers Off for Love City Triathlon“Big Red” Wins 60-second Shopping SpreeAfter downing 8 hotdogs and Red Hauge won a spree courtesy of customer appreciation campaign.VIPA Installing Security Fencing at CreekThe Cruz Bay Creek got a facelift last week, but not the type for which many residents had hoped. As part of a security mandate from the U.S. Coast Guard, V.I. Port Authority (VIPA) began installing security fencing around at the Victor L. Sewer Marine Facility, or Cruz Bay Creek, according to a VIPA press release.Injured Robbery Victim Finds Police Station VacantThe victim of an early morning robbery Thursday, September 3, in Cruz Bay was severely wounded by three men who armed themselves with weapons found in the victim’s no one there. Mon Phon, the chef at Morgan’s Mango, wanted to set the record straight regarding an article entitled “Victims Injured During Early Morning Knife and Machete Robber,” that was published in the previous issue of St. John Tradewinds that contained statements made by a V.I. Police October 5-11, 2009Grande Bay Draws Fire at Public Hearing for Rezoning Request Planning and Natural Resources senior planner, a condo owner and residents during a rezoning request public hearing at the St. John Legislature Building on Thursday night, October 1. Armed with golden John deJongh, broke ground at the funded project.Ground Breaking for Route 104 Construction October 5-11, 2009 Nickbarg Tops the Fleet at District Singlehanded Championship Concerned Parent Questions Wood Used To Build Shack Fire“all it takes is one tablespoon of this ash to be lethal to a person. were just laying there in have P.E. class.”— Tom Krall, JESS parent


St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 13 October 19-25, 2009Rotary Honors Kessler, Simon, Barry and Cline at Awards Dinner 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 4 VIPD Nab Three St. John Men on Separate Chargesed three persons on separate charges recently. The charges include Contempt of Court, Assault Third and Grand Larceny. Jah-wada Jones of Estate Glucksberg, St. John was arrested at about 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 11. Police said Jones began to run when approached smoked a marijuana joint. Glenford Walters of Estate Grunwald, St. John was arrested and charged with Assault Third Degree ters stabbed a victim in his forearm and in his back. Jesse Richards of Estate Rendezvous was arrested at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, following a domestic argument with a female victim. The victim told police during the argument Richards took her cell phone and her keys without her permission. Break-in Shatters Quiet Night for Estate Mandhal Couple“I kept praying ‘please don’t hurt us — I have nothing that is worth my life.’ I could hear them throwing things in my kitchen and they kept screaming. I heard them open the refrigerator and the freezer door.”– Robbery victim, Estate MandhalVIPA Approves Plan To Create 150 Parking Spaces at Enighed Nancy Bast Passes Away Experienced . Personalized . Professional . ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: w: t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 October 26-November 1, 2009VIPA To Close Cruz Bay Creek Parking Lot“The deJongh group [has] been pretty tight-lipped about it. But they have some nice ideas.”– Senator Craig Barshinger 2010 Calendars, Greeting Cards, Gifts Accent Items to Brighten Your Home And WallsPlan The New Year First Ever Using Sport for Social Change Just Play Day a Success Play Day on Monday, October 12, drew a crowd of about 80 St. John children of all ages who converged and competition. USVI Quarter Enters Circulation November 2-8, 2009St. John Residents Take Stand Against Domestic Violence, Remember Victims SAMBACOMBO Gears Up for 500th Monday Night at La TapaPSC Approves Ferry Rate HikeThe newly approved fares, which will go into effect on Sunday, November 8, will increase travel costs for most ferry passengers. The only fare that will not change is the child fare to Red Hook which will remain $1. The biggest Red Hook jump is for a one-way ticket for adults, which will be $6 instead of $5. Under the new fee structure, senior citizens will pay 25 cents more each way, and commuter, bulk, student and teacher ticket fees will increase 50 cents each way.


14 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 4 GHS-Auction Save the Date ad.indd 1 1/14/10 1:27:03 PM German Bank Seeks to Take Over Pond Bay for $62M Debt Junior Tennis Players Swing Away at Ruth “Sis” Frank TournamentVINP, VIPA Dig Out Cruz Bay CreekDinghies won’t be getting marooned at the Cruz Bay Creek any longer. V.I. National Park and cials worked quickly last week to combat the rising Creek dinghy dock. November 16-22, 2009 November 9-15, 2009 ACC Rakes in $5,100 at Flea Market Wounded Warriors Take to WatersAfter laying their lives on the line, 13 wounded veterans enjoyed a much-deserved week of fun in the sun on Love City last week. But this group of men and women — many of whom lost limbs during their tours of duty — didn’t just lounge on the beach every day. Nickbarg Nabs National Single-handed Laser Championship — a V.I. First tional laser single-handed cham pionship medal is in the Virgin Islands — and it’s on St. John. GHS Goes Green with New Field Buchalther Weds Levine at Trunk BaySuki Dickson Buchalter and Bucky Buchalter of Coral Bay are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Jessa to Brian Levine of New Jersey. Veteran’s Day Parade Draws Big CrowdPublic Works Anticipates January 2010 Completion of RoundaboutMassachusetts Woman Hangs Herself in Room at Westin Resort and VillasA St. John vacation ended in tragedy for a Massachusetts couple who stayed at the Westin Resort and Villas in early November. An apparent attempted suicide was reported at the resort on Tuesday night, November 3, around 11 p.m., according to V.I. Police Department spokesperson Melody Rames. St. John Veterans Ball Draws Crowd to Caneel Bay for Dinner and Dancing


November 23-29, 2009 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 4 Gregoire Arrested After Gun Falls Out of His PocketA St. John man was arrested last week in Cruz Bay when his unlicensed gun fell out of his pocket, according to the V.I. Police Department. Steven Gregoire, 30, was walking near Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay on Wednesday, November 11, around 8:30 a.m. when the gun slipped out of his pocket and fell on the ground, said police. member of the Bike Patrol Unit, was conducting a routine inspection of the Cruz Bay area when he saw Gregoire’s gun fall, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. “I drew my weapon and told him to not pick it up,” Mills was quoted in the Daily News. “He picked it up and put it in his pocket. I walked up to him with my gun to my side and told him to hand over his weapon.”Pine Peace Residents Lose Everything in House Fire; Community Helps To RebuildDoreen Callwood, who has already dealt with more than her share of grief after mourning both a son and a daughter in the past few years, didn’t even have shoes on her feet when she ran out of her burning house earlier this month.Real Housewives of NYC Filmed on Gibney BeachSt. John Magazine Keeps Trademark Quality With glossy pictures that jump from the pages, the newest edition of St. John Magazine will hit newsstands on Monday afternoon, November 23. November 30-December 6, 2009St. John Man Convicted of Firearm PossessionJahmal Todman of St. John pleaded guilty last Todman pleaded guilty before District Court Chief Judge Curtis Gomez to two counts contained in an October 1 federal indictment which also charged him with attempted robbery. As part of his plea, Todman of the Julius E. Sprauve School he attempted to rob After a brief struggle, the victims subdued Todman and held him until the police arrived.Rain Pours Down on St. JohnMore than three inches of rain soaked St. John on Sunday and Monday, November 15 and 16, according to Rafe Boulon’s collection data at Trunk Bay. The saturated ground resulted in extreme runoff at the Coral Bay dinghy dock.Calabash Boom Residents Complain of Noise, Smell, Sight and Safety of Waste Water Treatment Facility St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 15


Dear Gary (Ray), Thank you for your email. Last week was a marathon session of meetings on the Alpine Energy Plan. I have an opportunity to respond to your thought-provoking email. The AEG deal was done by WAPA, WMA, and the governor with little public input. This causes over and over. Based on my research, petcoke burns like coal, but has no mercury. It has lots of sulfur which must be removed or you get acid rain. The Florida Jacksonville plant that I toured (with three others senators and Paul Chakroff and Hugo Hodge) was burning clean ly, with little complaint from residents. However, the power plant is surrounded by wetlands — they have a lot more space to play with than we do. While there, we met with the Sierra Club. Members of the club work hand in hand with the Jacksonville Electric Authority [JEA] plant managers. Fortunately, the plant managers want clean air too. As a result, they have installed every available scrubbing technology, which drove the price of electricity from 10-cents per kilowatt-hour to 12.6-cents per kilowatt-hour. This is a 20 percent increase, which made the customer base unhappy. Of course we would love to pay anything under 20-cents per kilowatt-hour! We will not see low prices because we lack economies of scale. The next big question is, would we botch burning petcoke like we have sewage? Just because JEA burns petcoke cleanly does not necessarily mean that it will happen like that here. There is an enormous credibil ity gap between the people and the government. It is up to WAPA, WMA, and AEG to close that gap. Another concern is: If we go to Refuse-Derived Fuel [RDF] + petcoke, will we then put solar on the back burner for 20 years — the minimum length of the AEG power-purchase agreement? Solar thermal works. I visited a 70 Megawatt plant on 400 acres in Boulder City Nevada. It has ther mal inertia, so that passing clouds to not affect its performance, unlike photovoltaic. The plant price was $250 mil lion. It is not a technology that needs to be developed, it is in service today. The technology is improving, notably the ability to run late into the night using a heat storage technology that involves a substance that changes phase around 700 degrees F. It is expected that within a number of years it will be possible to run all through the night. In Spain, solar thermal plants are running until 10 p.m. Solar thermal plants can burn LNG, coal or even petcoke on days the sun doesn’t shine, as a backup fuel. I am glad to report that WAPA is issuing an RFP for a solar option in February. But issuing an RFP is not the same as building a plant and accepting the gift of solar energy that nature provides. Certainly we must offer the people of the VI less expensive, more reliable, and green electricity — that is what they are requesting. It is clear to me that we are willing to pay a few cents more per kW-hr in order to preserve our environment. I am listening closely to what dence gap closes, I do not see that we can burn petcoke. We also need to consider making RDF and selling it to Puerto Rico. We can buy inexpensive electricity for St. Thomas/St. John via cable from Puerto Rico, as well. Building a 33 MW petcoke/ RDF plant should be considered after the direct purchase option, wouldn’t you think? ly and our energy future in general looking to you? Craig Barshinger Senator at Large 28th Legislature of the Virgin Islands Letters to St. John Tradewinds EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott WRITERS Andrea Milam, Susan Mann, and Mauri Elbel COLUMNISTS/ CONTRIBUTORS Sis Frank, Eliza Magro, Afrika Anhtony, Chuck Pishko, Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine, Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik, and Dustin Prudhomme ADVERTISING CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts NEWSLINE MAILING ADDRESS Tradewinds Publishing P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $70.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2009All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHINGThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 16 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 I was in the Andes in Peru this fall and it took 20 minutes to process my credit card for a $60 sale for a painting and the seller was very happy to wait for the processing, and I didn’t really mind either. There were no people behind me and it was probably the biggest sale of the day. With Vitelco down and WAPA on its last legs how are the businesses in this community going to survive? I use the cell for calls and my condo has a generator, when the cable goes off I read a book. How are the businesses on Main Street going to survive with a 20 minute wait for a credit card approval? Governor deJongh you have been a great disappointment, but you still have time to make a difference. The leaders of this community really need to take a hard look at the current situation and begin to make some hard choices. Do you want to have tourism as a major source of income? Or do you want to go back to sitting under a coconut tree and enjoying the weather? Greg MillerListening to What People Want How Long Is It Going To Take?This is a follow-up to the issue I wrote about last week in St. John Tradewinds — SB (BoNS) calling me up and demanding that I tell them what a money transfer into my personal checking account was for and where it came from. And threatening to close my account unless I told them. It turns out that under the Patriot Act, a bank can ask for that infor mation. The person at SB (BoNS) who responded told me that they would actually call up everyone and ask for that info for any transac tion of $5,000 and up. I told her that answer was patently false. But — here are some problems with our ever-vigilant Homeland Security Agency and its alleged representative SB (BoNS). First, the phone call came almost three months after the money transfer. Quite a head start. Good thing I was just adding on to my little house in the woods in Upper Carolina, or goodness knows what I might have been able to do in those three months. A real terrorist would have been long gone. Second, suppose I actually had been a terrorist of some sort. Building a WMD in my evil lab. I would have just told the person the money was an investment. She would have checked a box somewhere on some form, and eventually mailed the form somewhere to the bowels of Homeland Security, where somebody else would check other boxes. “Everything is okay down here. Nothing to report on St. John.” The phone call, demands, and threats are all 100 percent useless! Under no circumstances whatsoever would a terroristic plot be exposed by a clerk at SB. Third, if indeed calls are made for every funds transfer of $5,000 and over across the U.S. people would be busy all day and all night just making phone calls. Job creation, perhaps, but stupidity beyond belief. Move your money into a Community Bank. I found the local representative for Merchant’s Bank to be very helpful and accommo dating, as I fully expected, having known her and her family for a Moving Your Money is And, if my ex-bank, SB (BoNS), calls me up three months from now about a recent wire transfer that I just made into my personal checking account, I guarantee that I will make up something that will Gerry HillsProblems with Homeland Security


A True ProfessionalWhen I hear people complain about tradesmen who are undependable and unprofessional, I want to tell them about the refrigerator repairman I called when my fridge began laboring, dripping and forming ice in my bottles of juice. I’d never met Paul, but he answered my call immediately and asked me to describe what I was seeing and feeling in the fridge... where was the ice forming? Where were the drips? Was the air moving in the freezer? He then said, “I think you can solve this problem with out my coming up there.” It sounded as if the line that carries water away from the box was frozen. He advised me to unplug the fridge for a day and let it sit with doors open to defrost — then plug it back in. I did, and the fridge is purring like a kitten, and breathing with cold dry icy air, just the way it should. sional like Paul? Sincerely, Paula MylesOur Love of The St. John Animal Care CenterFor us, it all began on a rainy New Years Day 2005, barside at Caneel’s Turtle Bay, talking with beloved bartender Lesley. When we told him that we would have to part with a stray cat that had befriended us during holiday stay, Lesley raised his eyebrows in curiosity and asked, “do you really want to take the cat with you”. “Is it possible — yes we would love to” and with that Lesley proceeded to dial a few numbers, ask a few favors. “At 4 p.m. tomorrow, you will go to the Animal Care Center and then to the veterinarian from there. They will give the cat shots, provide you with the customs documentation and even sell you a carrying case to take the cat home.” I was amazed at his proactive stance and off we were with our new cat to the ACC and vet. We learned are abandoned and neglected, some of them found tied to trees or trapped in houses for weeks. For the felines, there is a TNR program where the feral cats are captured, spayed, neutered, given all shots and released in the wild where feeding stations are replenished for them daily. The domestic cats and kittens are often adopted on island, however the veterinarian assistant explained that some off island people transport stray dogs and cats back to the states where they are more easily adopted. She added that she regularly takes kittens with her when she visits home in the Northeast. The next year, Lesley greeted us with a smile and questions of how our cat was doing. Rainy, our tiger striped boy, was one of the most fastidious cats I had ever met. He got up in the morning, washed up before breakfast, then played, napped, and repeated the wash up before cuddling into bed with one of us at night. Although he had lived in the wild, he settled into the indoor cat life very quickly. What a treasure Rainy is still! We visited the ACC that year, gave a donation and learned how they had progressed in their devel opment. The next year, we brought back a large and loveable pit bull for someone off island who had already adopted Marley but had not been able to do the transport. Next we brought two kittens that were already spoken for in the Northeast. The airlines want a nonstop veterinarian and a statement that the animal can be in down to 25-degree weather. Connie Joseph, the extremely altruistic animal specialist who runs the ACC with other helpers, is able to guide people through the easy process as well as to explain the personalities of the various animals. This year my sons, ages 20 and 17 and my daughter, age 11, along with dog specialist friend Henry Kanter went to the ACC for our annual visit. My children loved spending time with the cats, who wandered comfortably through four rooms and gradually increasingly comfortable with all of us humans. We decided to take a mellow 6-month-old black lab/island mix with us this time. Our friend Henry is and felt comfortable that we could get a dog adopted to the right home in a short amount of time. Always sweet natured, she did not mind the two baths and de-ticking that I did for hours before our adventure. On the grounds of Caneel Bay, manager Nikolay Hotze was expecting Lucky and helped out with the transfer of Lucky and her large crate onto the Lady Caneel. Guests had heard that Lucky was on grounds and we met many dog lovers at the dock as they congregated to bid goodbye to friends. Lucky is a hearty island dog and took the very cold weather in stride. She has played well with other dogs, never showing a moment of aggression. Literally everywhere we took Lucky, people raved about what a calm, good-natured dog we had. After two weeks of foster care in which we got to know her better, we have placed her with a loving family with three older children; the family lost their beloved older dog in the fall. Each year, as a family on vacation, spending money on food and lodging, we are aware that just a fraction of our spending money from one day could make a huge difference to the ACC. Thinking of the wealth of many of the island’s visitors, we marveled at what a difference it could make if people gave the amount of one dinner each holiday to the ACC, or perhaps more. We thank Caneel Bay for their help with our cat Rainy and the subsequent animal transports. Most of all, we thank Connie Joseph at the ACC for being so giving and helpful. We look forward to working with the ACC in the future! Dawn Balcazar St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 17 St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track2009 TO-DATEHomicide: 1 Armed Robberies: 5 Under Investigation: 5 1st Degree Burglaries: 6 Under Investigation: 6 Solved: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 Under Investigation: 16 Solved: 1 Under Investigation: 66 Rapes: 1 Under Investigation: 1 2010 TO-DATE 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 Under Investigation: 2 Under Investigation: 1 Solved: 1 Solved: 1 St. John Tradewinds’ Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department’s Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an John. Alcholics Anonymous Meetings 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 p.m. at St. Ursula’s Multi-purpose center. Alateen Meetings Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula’s Church from 6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.


18 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 GBS Wins First Dancing Classrooms CompetitionIt was a mad hot night at the Westin Resort and Villas on Friday, December 11, as about 40 students from all three island bow team match dance competition. The contest was the culminating event of the 10-week Mad Hot St. John dance program sponsored by Pond Bay Club. An offshoot of Dancing Classrooms, the internationally renowned program created by ballroom extraordinaire Pierre Dulaine in September. 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 4Family Requests Second Autopsy in Westin SuicideExtramarital Affair, Fears of Being Poisoned and a $3 Million Estatesetts woman hanging in her St. John hotel room bathroom, the woman’s family is alleging foul play. When Joan Baruffaldi, 45, was found hanging by a bathrobe sash from the shower curtain rod in her hotel room suicide. Food, Wine and Inner Visions Make a Great Flavors 2009 Event Rotary Fundraiser Nets $17,000 for Scholarships November 30-December 6, 2009 continued Residents Eager for Coral Bay Development, But Cautious of RunoffWhile no one spoke against the proposed Coral Bay development at a Wednesday evening, December 2, public hearing at the St. John Legislature building, several residents and St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee members expressed environmental concerns about the project. Genevieve Marsh Thomas, president of G.E. Marsh Legacy Development and Holding Group, Inc. is requesting a major CZM permit to develop her almost Route 107 in Coral Bay. Raphalia Delores Smith DiesLarge Fleet Takes To the Seas for 28th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta FrancesaCraig Sullivan and Suzanne Schlessinger welcomed their beautiful baby livan into the world on Sep18-and-a-half inches long. 2,000+ Pounds of Debris Cleared from St. John Coastal Cleanup ended November 15 leaving Love City’s coastal shores and trails cleaner and St. John residents with a greater respect for their island home. December 7-13, 2009Fortsberg Pilgrimage Marks 1733 St. John Slave RebellionRecord Number of Runners Turn Out for Turkey Day 5K December 14-20, 2009VIPD Investigate Cruz Bay Burglary in Cruz Bay. The victim told police the burglary happened at about 4:30 a.m. when he awoke to see two masked men in his apartment. The 28-year-old victim told police he told the suspects to get out of his apartment but the suspects began to hit him about the body. Jamari Powell Charged with Marijuana Possession outside Nature’s Nook in Cruz Bay. Broncos Win Championship


St. John Tradewinds, TRADEWINDSST . JOHN The Community Newspaper Since 1972 tel 340-776-6496 e-mail fax 340-693-8885 website stjohnnews.comCelebrating 37 Years 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 4JESS Football Team Closes Perfect Season December 21, 2009-January 3, 2010 Starsh Says “Thanks” to Community with Week-long Celebration to celebrate the store’s sleek new look and expanded offerings. Wine samples and food tastings were on offer every day that fed more than 300 people. The festivities featured breakfast on Sunday, December 20. St. John Police Arrest Cruise Riley and Mekel Blash for BurglaryGroovy Party Nets $15,000 for ACCAfter the last chocolate covered strawberry was eaten the Animal Care Center’s Christmas for the Animals was deemed a smashing success. The annual holiday party is one of the main fundraisers for the ACC, which cares for the island’s feral cat and dog populations. This year’s event was hosted on Saturday, December 12, at the beautiful Tre Vista villa in Great Cruz Bay and garnered Jury Convicts Ward of Second Degree MurderJahlil Ward Convicted of Murdering Jaime CockayneFor the second time, Jahlil Ward has been convicted in V.I. Superior Court of stabbing to death Jamie Cockayne. A very different triwith a slightly different verdict on Friday, December 18, with jurors Gifft Hill man guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree assault and a weapons offense. Community Sing-Along Marks Start of Season in Coral Bay Goodbye 2009!


20 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 Crossword Answers — Puzzle on Page 22 Claudette Watson-Anderson, CPA, Director of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue, reminds all Virgin Islands employers that they are required to furnish Form W-2VI (U.S. Virgin 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 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-3SS (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 Croix. 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 7151040, ext. 2251. Questions regarding Forms W-2VI and W-3SS should be diEmployers Must Provide W-2VI Forms to Employees by February 1 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS: year, the group received 503 tips which resulted in 75 arrests, $53,000 worth of recovered stolen propaccording to Judi Fricks, chairperson of the group’s board. “Getting those guns off the streets is the biggest thing for me,” said Fricks. “Those 40 fewer guns on the street probably mean 40 fewer shootings and homicides. That is huge.” surpassed expectations, Fricks added. “The program exceeded every expectation we were told to expect,” said Fricks. “We were told to expect three to four tips a weeks and we received almost 10 tips each week for the entire year. And we were so successful because of the support we’ve gotten from the community, the media and the police.” “That is the only way this can be done,” Fricks said. “It’s about all of us who call in tips and donate money and join as dues-paying members and the media who every week run our releases. And a very critical component of the program is law enforcement.” The local Crime Stoppers group’s numbers were so impressive Crime Stoppers USA board chairman Tom Kern and national board member Tami Lawlor traveled to the territory to join in the celebration last week. is amazing,” said Kern. “That really is a great start and it’s a credit to the organizers of Crime Stoppers USVI.” The existence of Crime Stoppers in the territory is due to the relentless efforts of organizers on each island, including Fricks, Corbeil and Alan Brown, who “Brown came to a Crime Stoppers USA confer ence in Texas two years ago and approached me about starting a chapter in the Virgin Islands,” said Kern. “That was two years ago and he never stopped working on this.” “Alan Brown approached me about this two years ago and it was my intention to introduce him to police I am and I’m thrilled to be here celebrating our sucIf a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, the tipster is eligible for a cash reward. To ensure anonymity, tipsters are given pin numbers afthe status of their tip later. The funds for the cash rewards come from duespaying members and donations from the community. The group is entirely volunteer with little overhead, so most of the funds collected go directly to paying cash rewards. Memberships are $50 for individuals, $10 for students and $100 for businesses and have been the lifeblood of the program, explained Fricks. “We really wanted the average citizen to feel like they could make a difference with Crime Stoppers and their membership,” said Fricks. “It was very important to have the community buy into what we were doing. We have 250 memberships across the territory and out of those 108 are from little St. John.” The small, tight-knit community of St. John makes it an ideal location for a successful Crime Stoppers program, according to VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy. to the VIPD, we thought it was a new tool we could use, especially on St. John,” said Foy. “It’s such a small community here, we heard a lot of times that someone knew what happened but didn’t want to talk to the police. Now we can tell them to call Crime Stoppers and these issues are cleared up.” “The program has helped us police the police also,” said Foy. Citizens can call Crime Stoppers to report any kind of crime including corruption in government agencies and the police department. The key to Crime Stoppers USVI’s success is partnership between the citizens, police and media, explained Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis. “We support Crime Stoppers 110 percent,” said Francis. “The part that is really interesting is the community support. The key to whole thing is the partner ship with the community.” Attendees sang Crimes Stoppers USVI “Happy Birthday” and enjoyed a birthday cake donated by Baked in the Sun. Crime Stoppers USVI St. John board members are Corbeil, Andy Rutnik, Karen Samuel and Gail-Ann Guy-Felix. For more information about Crime Stoppers USVI or to donate to the group, check out the website www. Stoppers USVI Celebrate First YearContinued from Page 4 St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottAbove left, Crime Stoppers USA national board member Tami Lawlor and chairman birthday cake from Baked in the Sun.


St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the community to help to solve the following crimes. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John the community’s help in identifying the burglar of a residence that occurred on January 11 at 7:15 p.m. at a villa in Maho Bay. The suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door and stole a credit cards, a driver’s license, and $700 cash. The minimum reward for an arrest is $714. St. Thomas VIPD need additional information to identify the killer(s) of a male who was shot to death in the killer(s). The minimum reward for an arrest is $1,250. Community members can submit tips to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual. Tipsters can also submit tips online at or by texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Crime Stoppers is pleased to report that in the eral of which should result in arrests. Thank you to the community for making the USVI a better place to live, work, and raise a family. To donate to the rewards fund, please visit www.CrimeStopper and become a dues-paying member.Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the Week Friday, January 15 No time given A citizen r/ a parking situation at St. John School of the Arts. Unfounded. 11:34 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ receiving harassing telephone calls. Saturday, January 16 1:13 p.m. An Estate Rendezvous resident r/ a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, January 17 12:05 p.m. A citizen r/ seeing a male who appeared to be intoxicated operate a boat. Police assistance. 12:34 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that someone hit her vehicle and kept driving. Hit and run. 3:50 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ a 6:32 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Round Bay on the East End. Police assistance. 7:44 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident r/ damage to her property. Destruction of property. Monday, January 18 4:25 a.m. The owner of Wharfside Village r/ that he received a phone call indicating that a for mer tenant, one Coby Cooper, was breaking into glary in the third. someone inside the property he care takes in Estate Pastory. Burglary in the third. the area of Estate Fish Bay. Destruction of property, D.V. 10:00 a.m. Unit 403 P and 403 W p/ with one Mark Wallace under arrest and charged with destruction of property, D.V. 7:00 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance in the area of Chocolate Hole. Police assistance. Tuesday, January 19 12:23 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident on South Shore Road. Auto accident. Doe placed under arrest and charged with D.U.I. Bail was set at $3,000 by order of the court. 8:10 a.m. A citizen p/r that she is being harassed by another female. Disturbance of the peace, threats. someone removed her vehicle without permission. Unauthorized use of vehicle. No time given An Estate Contant resident c/r someone unknown cut her water pump pipe. Destruction of property. 3:12 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ being harassed by a male. Harassment. area of Estate Enighed. Police assistance. 10:00 p.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident r/ that someone cut her gas line. Destruction of property. W ednesday, January 20 5:25 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of The Marketplace. Auto accident. Thursday, January 21 Lost documents. 8:50 a.m. An Estate Power Boyd resident c/r a male creating a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace.St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 21 St. John Tradewinds Dr. Paul C. Zamecnik died at his home on Beacon Hill, Boston MassaHe devoted his life’s work to Cancer and Aids Research. He co-disment for genetic and viral disorders. Foundation for Biomedical Research, and the Massachusetts General laboratory until several weeks before his death. Paul and his wife and lab partner, former Mary Connor, deceased in They enjoyed St. John, living at Gallows Point Resort for 25 years. They called their home their secret paradise. Their favorite days were spent snorkeling off the beaches of Gallows Point. They also enjoyed motoring their zodiac, Spongecake, along the shoreline of St. John, visiting Honeymoon Beach and Lovango Cay. Most of all they loved the warm community at Gallows Point. Paul is sadly missed by his family; Elizabeth Z. Coakley and husband Richard Coakley of Sedgwick, Maine; John P. Zamecnik and wife Elena Decima of Alta Gracia, Argentina; and Karen Z, Pierson and husband John Pierson of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren; Gabriel Coakley, Aran Coakley, Natasha Zamec nik, Alexandra Zamecnik, Eliza Pierson, Katherine Pierson and Isabella Pierson; and two great-granddaughters, Freya Pierson Grant and Clara Matilde Goodliffe. There will be a memorial celebration of Paul and Mary’s lives in the late spring. St. John Tradewinds Ronald J. Doherty, 71, died in Edgewater, Florida on January 5, 2010. A private service was held for immediate family in Florida. Ron was a longtime resident of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He resided in St. John, VI, and Andover, New Hampshire for the last 10 years. Ronald was born in Winthrop, MA. He served in the United Sates Marine Corps and was a graduate of Merrimack College. He worked and retired as an owner and entrepreneur in the electronic semiconductor industry. He loved people, and was always looking for opportunities to help others better their lives. Ron was well read and cherished the time he spent sitting and talking with family and friends. He enjoyed golf, cards, computers and discovered cooking later in life. Ron is held in loving memory by his wife of 50 years Jean (GiGi) Doherty; and his four children, Chip Doherty and wife Ren of Bethune Beach, Fl, Brian Doherty and his wife Nancy of Chelmsford, MA, Lori Doherty Francis of St. John, VI, and Mark S. Doherty of St. John, VI; and grandchildren Jillian Doherty, Julie Doherty, Sean Doherty, Jonathen Doherty, Chelsea Doherty, Joseph Doherty, Aspen Moore and Lily Francis. A memorial celebrating his life will be announced for late February early March in Coral Bay. Ronald J. Doherty ObituariesDr. Paul C. Zamecnik Ron Doherty


22 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 A PUZZLE 4 UACROSS 1 Mini-plateau 5 Capital of the Bahamas 11 Winfrey of TV talk 16 Slalom path 19 Nerve cell appendage 21 Sports site 22 Wish to undo 26 Hitting stat 28 Crew tool 29 “My stars!” tion 52 Engage in employee recruiting 58 Irritate 59 Tie up 69 Water under the drawbridge 72 Eligible to be drafted ing agcy. 79 Sadat’s predecessor 81 Minn.-to-Miss. dir. 82 Other, in Orizaba 85 Pronoun for two genders 87 — B’rith (Jewish group) 88 Having a center, as a cell 91 New Mexico’s largest newspaper 96 City haze 99 Test centers doing!” 111 Copy Q-Tip 112 City near San Jose 117 TV’s “— Sharkey” 118 Umberto Eco novel 125 Melted together 126 Boys, in Spain 128 Espy 129 Defer (to) letter “U” appears in each of this puzzle’s eight longest answers DOWN 1 Country in Africa 2 Final, e.g. 5 Bright lights 6 Some kind of — 7 Military offs. 8 Salt, in Arles 9 Throw for — 11 Big bungler 16 Small chore 17 Vanquish 18 Earthquakes 25 R&B group — Hill 51 River of Russia 56 Chilling 57 Harpoon 59 Lomita, to L.A. 61 Cain’s raiser 62 Camel’s kin 65 Outlaw-hunting band 66 Jose’s house 67 Be a drifter 68 Food critic in action 71 Pelt 75 Yule song 76 — Reader (magazine title) 77 Hindmost 78 Actor La Salle 86 Netherlands city, with “The” 87 Shrub 89 Strike lightly 92 Slo- — fuse 95 “Yer out!” shouter 96 Empty spots 97 Kid’s slimy “dessert” 98 Indolent 112 Boxers’ safety org.? 115 Wise guide Abbr. 119 “Yes, Yves” 121 Toon frame 122 Count up PREMIER Crossword W ednesday, January 27 — The V.I. Senate Committee on Health will convene a hear ing at the Cruz Bay Legislature building on Wednesday, January 27, at several times during the day to discuss services available on the island of St. John at the Morris DeCastro Clinic and to hear testimony on several pertinent health related bills. — The next Friends of the Library seminar is Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The seminar will focus on St. Thursday, January 28 — Kalin Ivanov will be performing at St. John School of the Arts on Thursday, January 28, at 8 p.m. — “Crowns,” a Gospel Musical about the story of six African American women, will open at Pistarckle Theater on January 28. — The Department of Human Services will host public hear ings to discuss the new rules and regulations for administering child-care facilities across the territory. On St. John the meeting will be on Thursday , January 28, at St. Ursula’s Senior Citizens’ Friday, January 29 Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library’s Annual Meeting is on Saturday, January 30 St. John School of the Arts Dance-a-thon will be on Saturday, January 20, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Westin Resort. Saturday, February 6 The annual Friends of VINP Gala will be on Saturday, February 6, at Janet and Martin Marshall’s Villa in Great Cruz Bay. February, February 11 St. John School of the Arts presents Julian Gargiulo in concert on Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 14 ment at the eight annual free marriage vow renewal with Love City’s minister Anne Marie 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. Saturday, April 10 Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take place on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient Stay Up-to-DateSt. John Tradewinds Subcriptions Call 340-776-6494 We Accept VISA or MC


St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 23 Commerical STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Sizes to 10’ x 12’, Autos, Boats, Trailers. EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL, OFFICE AND STORAGE 340-776-6455 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIRProfessional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 The Lumberyard Down Town Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessCommercial Space AvailableFor Space Call Nick 771-3737 Wanted 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 Glass/Screens Need a Caretaker? Honest, reliable, construction experience, college degree, drug free, experi Jimmy Neighbors 602-312-5235 COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 PLENTY OF PARKING GOOD TRAFFIC FLOW SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 CRUZ BAY: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/1 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 Coral Bay Cottage Long-term Rental: $1088 mo. 1st, last, security. Non-smoker, adult. Very private on 1 acre, close to busline, tastefully furnished. Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857Get a Tan and a Pay Check! snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: NEXT AD DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 For Rent Services new center with market, bank, spa & more ofce/retail space available 1036 sq. ft. reasonable rates / exible terms excellent location next to Westin call Emily for info. #776-6666 1036 sq. ft./ 726 sq. ft. HOUSE FOR RENT: 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. $1400/mo. 561-832-3040 Coral Bay, Seagrape Hill, view of Hurricane Hole, clean, safe, quiet, furnished 2 bedroom $1400/month and 1 bedroom $1000/month. SUZUKI ISLAND CAR FOR SALE Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Call Richard 340 642-5358 GLASS MIRRORS GLASS SHOWERS SCREENS TABLE TOPSAcross from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269 An EDC Qualied SupplierLICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND P AINTING Commerical Misc. Autos Boating/Yachting Employment Employment 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. New 2BR, furnished, large bath, off-street parking, ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch overlooking Westin, $1700/month; 340-776-6331 Long Term Fully Furnished Coral Bay Newer 2 Bed 2 Bath A/C W/D $2000/mth Feb 1 Pastory Estate Condo 2 bed/2 bath, great view, clean, one-year lease, $1800/mo. Available April 2010. 616-437-0546 Coral Bay, 1/3 acre R-2 Lots for Lease. Short term vacation rental income, camp grounds, agriculture/botanical gardens, Cruz Bay–furnished house, view, 2 bedrooms A/C, 2 bath, W&D. Pets considered. Available Nissan Xterra, V6, only 24K Miles. CD, AC, 4-wheel drive, Elec Serious inquiries only 642-5358 Cutest little 20-foot pocket cruiser around. Double ender. Trailer. Sleeps 4. Coral Bay. $6000. Jeep Wrangler Yellow, hardtop, extended length, 4x4, A/C, CD player, hardly driven with 8,000 mileage. $16,500 ASST MANAGER, Gallows Point Resort. Position in St. John, USVI. Manage & direct resort operations. REQUIREMENTS: St. John Resident, Property Management experience, People skills, Flexible hours, VI Driving Lic., Reference required, Salary will be based on experience Interested person email your resume to Akhil@gallow or fax resume to 340-776-6520 ST . JOHN TAXI MEDALLION FOR RENT . CALL 513-9884 Two Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment in Estate Bethany, overlooking Westin Resort with A/C. Short-term Rental NEW FOR SEASON: Affordable, clean, cute 2 bedroom apartment for rent short-term. Ideal Cruz Bay location provides an easy short walk to the ferry dock, taxi stand and V.I. National Park hiking trails. Accommodates up to four people comfortably with at $1000/week. For availability and more information, email: Land For Lease


24 St. John Tradewinds, January 25-31, 2010 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 VIVA Vacations P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831Air-ConditioningDr. Cool 340-715-COOL (2556) One call for all your air-conditioning refrigeration and appliance needsArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831Art/GalleriesMaho Bay Art Center tel. 776-6226 Offering Art ClasssesBankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaBeauty Lounge Salon & Spa 776-0774 Located in Mongoose Junction W estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services Building ProductsSt. John Hardware Located at The Marketplace GalleriesMaho Bay Art Center tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery, recycled art, tie dye, paper makingHealthSt. John Eye Care 779-2020 27 years serving Virgin Islanders Dr. Craig FriedenbergInsuranceTheodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing 776-6548 or (800), Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredo’s Landscaping Coral Bay Garden Center P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty ManagerCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. John’s Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 Cruz Bay Realty P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 Debbie Hayes, GRI Holiday Homes of St. John P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 Islandia Real Estate P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty P. O. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831 info@remaxipr.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market La Tapa Open Wednesday-Monday Ronnie’s Pizza and Mo’ Located in Boulon Center Skinny Legs “A Pretty OK Place” Sun Dog Cafe Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSugar Birds Located at Mongoose JunctionServicesC4th Custom Embroidery Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory St. John Tradewinds — Call 776-6496 3 Sail Church 10 Sunday Baha’i Community of St. John Race Unity Devotions 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church Cruz Bay, St. John 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 Inter-Denominational Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Jehovah’s Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays 340-715-0530 Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday 7 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel 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 Saturdays St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617 St. John Church Schedule & Directory Subscription Form Ferry Schedules CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay 7:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m


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JOHN” 2008 GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B , West Indian gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. Owners apartment plus 3 income producing units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000 ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master suites. $2,190,000 WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool while gazing out upon excellent bay views. Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 ONE OF THE BEST DEALS ON ST. JOHN!!! LA BELLA VITA is a spectacular villa in the Virgin Grand Estates, 4 a/c identical master suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,000 TOLL FREE:WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US.“The Company that gives back to St. John” WATERFRONT “PRESIDIO DEL MAR” on Peter Bay Point, has private path to pristine beach. Spectacular new, gated estate on 1.63 acres with exceptional privacy, surrounded by 645’ shoreline and National Park waters. “ L’AUTRE MONDE” Breathtaking views! Privacy is paramountContemporary gated estate features open oor plan with extensive common areas, 2 pools, luxurious master suite, 6 additional bdrms. Private dock. (Great Cruz Bay). CATHERINEBERG’S “CINNAMON RIDGE” 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private acre, bordered by National Park, features stunning north shore views, pool w/ waterfall, spa, easy access to Cinnamon Bay beach. “ GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW” great location for development, walk to beach and town! Masonry 2x2 home on .58 ac. Combination of R-4 & W-1 zoning allows for condos or commercial uses. “POINCIANA” is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath, beautifully-appointed villa has spectacular Coral Bay views. Entry level has spacious great room & covered porch. Interior stair case leads to 2 master suites & lower level studio suite. $1,395,000 $32,000,000 DVD $6,800,000 DVD $4,900,000 DVD $2,300,000 $3,200,000 DVD “WINDWARDSIDE” CALABASH BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs in private setting. Panoramic views over harbor to BVIs. Charming brick courtyard, lush tropical landscaping, and outdoor showers. Excellent rentals. “COCONUTS” 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA impressive water views to St. Thomas, good breezes, Caribbean style with center courtyard & pool, large covered gazebo, lush landscaping and a at yard! “ LITTLE PLANTATION” IS A BEST BUY! 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. “ FISH BAY” 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE! Huge panoramic views and a quiet, private, breezy location that borders Nature Conser vancy property make this home a must see! “ CORAL BREEZE’’ Well kept 2 br, 2 ba condo live in or continue successful short term rental. Beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay & beyond. Convenient to town & recently added common pool and deck make Bethany Condos unit 6 a great investment. $595,000 “ CONCH VILLAS” : Why pay rent? Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or a 1br, 1ba condo close to Cruz Bay! Purchase one for yourself and stop throwing money away on rent or purchase both for additional income. $225,000 & $240,000 $1,275,000 $1,250,000 DVD $899,000 $595,000 OFFERS ENCOURAGED OFFERS ENCOURAGED OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home. Magnicent views and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1 month ownerships from $69,000. WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES: Own a week, a month, or more & enjoy all the resort amenities! Most unit sizes and weeks available. Priced from $5,000. “MILL VISTA – CAROLINA” Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 “EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL” Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 193,500 “RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF” Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $ 274,900 “LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT”! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 “SUGAR APPLE WEST” Harbor views gentle ac. with Topo $ 299,000 “FREEMAN’S GROUND” DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 “CALABASH BOOM” .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 “GREAT CRUZ BAY” Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 “BEAUTIFUL EAST END” Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 “AZURE BAY” IN CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner nancing $ 650,000 “LOVANGO CAY” Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000 “CHOCOLATE HOLE” VIEW LOTS Sunrise to Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west views. From $425,000. “ESTATE CONCORDIA” hillside sites with stunning views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John’s eastern coast to Ram’s Head , St. Croix. From $550,000 BEST BUY “JOHN’S FOLLY” OCEANFRONT & HILLSIDE private gated enclave with shared generator, beach access; 3 lots from $560,000 “BOATMAN POINT” 2 Waterfront lots with views & breezes. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From $945,000 “UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES” 7 Spectacular private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 “PETER BAY ESTATES” Exquisite home sites with breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays between. Prices from $1,850,000 BEST BUY BEACH FRONT “GREAT CRUZ BAY” private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details. EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground utilities. From $285,000“FISH BAY” 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 “VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES” Gated sub-division, sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $335,000 SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS! “HAULOVER” BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000 “SABA BAY” WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000 “DREEKETS BAY ESTATES” spectacular BVI views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000 Ask about “MUST SELL BEST BUY” SITUATIONS Call or email today for info! HH-TW 1.25.2010.indd 1 1/21/10 9:45:00 AM


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