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St. John tradewinds
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Meet Mike Ryan: Westin’s New GMPage 7Record Number of Couples Renew VowsPage 4 February 22-28, 2010 Copyright 2010 magazinest. thomas 2010 EDITIONS COMING SOONmnelson@malindamediallc.com Local Musicians Organize Haitian Relief ConcertPage 5 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatTexaco Service Station Building Begins To DisappearDemolition work started on the old Texaco service station building between Centerline Road and South Shore Road at the Cruz Bay Roundabout on Thursday afternoon, February 18. Additional photos on page 9. WE’RE ALREADY WORKING ON OUR NEXT EDITIONS! CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: PAGE 2John Wright Civil Rights Leader St. John T axi Service and Ferry Service Score Lowest in T ourism Survey“Secret shoppers” rank St. John transportation worst in territory – Page 3Residents Updated on Health Care and Upcoming CensusPage 6

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2 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. ing, Nurturing and Education our Children.” Funds raised at the school playground and annual scholarship fund. ing products, services or merchandise should contact Clemeana Duncan or Ivy Scatliffe at JESS at 776-6336.Island Green Builders Seminar T o Show Solutions T o High Energy CostsMyrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is offering free cervical cancer screenings on Saturday, February 27, from 9 a.m. in the past six months. For more information call 693-8900. Free Cervical Cancer Screenings Feb. 27 the meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the V.I. this free seminar. Call 227-1110 for more information. V.I. Police Department Commissioner Novelle Francis is accepting appointments from St. John residents on Tuesday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Police Department, should contact Ms. Holland at 715-5506 for an VIPD Commissioner Will Be A vailable for St. John Residents by AppointmentContinued on Page 17 By Chuck Pishko St. John Tradewinds Thomas historian, reported in the V.I. Daily News on enslaved on St. John in 1776. ing as a free-colored person in the Kongens Quarter, included: The Battery on St. John, a court house and jail, St. John Backtime , 1985, tinuity” for the pivotal role it played throughout. house the Legislature on St. Thomas. In the private sector, he built Haagensen Haus berg, St. Thomas. The steps and gated entrance can still be seen as part of the Palm Court Harbor Hotel. Rivera also reported that Wright became the Fire Chief of the St. Thomas Brigade, one of the highest Neville A.T. Hall in his Slave Society in the Danish West Indies, University of West Indies Press, 1992. Schimmelmann sought to regulate the social dress and activities of both enslaved Africans and the free-Julius E. Sprauve School Gala April. 10 roses, agaves, ground covers, orchids, tomato plants and herbs as The money raised permits the society to fund activities such as educational programs for local children. For more information contact Elaine Estern at 776-6944.Annual Plant Sale Set for March 6Celebrating Black History Month:John Wright: Civil Rights LeaderThe St. John Battery, which housed a court house and jail, was built by John Wright.Painting by Fritz George Melbye EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS/ CONTRIBUTORS Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine, and Dustin Prudhomme 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 NEWSLINE www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2009All rights reserved. No reproduction of TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Tourists traveling to St. John pression, according to the Departshopper program. Not only did program at just 68 percent, but 85 percent. The information gathered from give the Department of Tourism missioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty told the St. John Chamber of Commerce at its Tuesday evening, February 16, meeting at the Battery. The program targeted all three from hotels to restaurants, from the general public to the airport. rect the areas that are not meeting begins.” up inspections. Virgin Islands hospitality emto being hospitable to other emcent of the time, and giving actime. Areas that need improvement done 17 percent of the time, and the time. “That means 31 percent of the for us.” Part of improving tourism in the cultural gap, Doty explained. “It means that even if a customshe said. The department also plans to implement a 24-hour helpline this be handled before visitors leave the territory, Doty told the Chamber of Commerce. The tourism commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Chantal Figueroa also detailed the depart2010. The running theme in the years. “You have to pay to be seen,” one-stop connections to the Virgin the territory is through the coor dination of group visits of top tier press. As a result of hosting the editor in chief of Fitness Magazine Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 3 Thursday, Feb. 25th INDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............20 Community Calendar .........18 Crossword Puzzle ...............18 Ferry Schedules .................20 Letters ...........................14-15 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23St. John T axi Service and Ferry Service Score Lowest in “Secret Shopper” Survey, says T ourism Commissioner Doty Department of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty addresses the St. John Chamber of Commerce at its Tuesday evening, February 16, meeting at the Battery. Nicholson Doty and Tourism Deputy Commissioner Chantal Figueroa shared the department’s marketing strategy for 2010, and revealed the results of its secret shopper program, which rated numerous sectors within the territory.St. John TradewindsUS Virgin Islands Dept. of TourismSecret Shopper Results Methodology : on a Mystery Shopping checklist for four nights each and completed 567 interactions. US Virgin Islands and FreemanGroup pre-agreed the 10 behavioral PromisesTM standards to be measured for each interaction. The following sectors were evaluated using the Top 10 PromisesTM standards, the number in parenthesis indicate the number of interac tions within each sector: Tourism Staff (Greeters) (8) 1. Taxis (117) 2. Ferries (20) 3. Restaurants and Bars (142) 4. Hotels (102) 5. Retail (60) 6. 7. General Public (50) 8. 10. The following standards were evaluated for each of the 10 sectors: Customers are greeted with a smile, eye contact and positive 1. body language Customers are acknowledged verbally or visually as soon as 2. they approach the employee’s “hospitality zone” 3. tended when appropriate Employees offer accurate, relevant information whenever ap 4. propriate and made recommendations/suggestions as needed Customer’s names are used, when known 5. Employees who receive a customer complaint listens, apolo 6. gizes and agrees a solution with the customer Requests/inquiries are handled to customer satisfaction and 7. followed up on, where applicable Telephone calls are answered within 5 rings, using proper 8. salutation Employee’s appearance creates a positive impression to customers Employees extend hospitality to fellow employees 10. U S V i r g i n I s l a n d s Pr o m i s e s My s te r y Sh o p R e s u l ts ( c o n t’ d )R e s u l t s : I s l a n d S c o r e s 2 0 0 9 O v e r a l l % S t . T h o m a s 8 3 % S t . J o h n 8 1 % S t . C r o i x 8 1 % T o t a l U S V i r g i n I s l a n d s P r o m i s e s 8 2 % S e c t o r S c o r e s 2 0 0 9 O v e r a l l % T o u r i s m S t a f f ( G r e e t e r s ) 9 8 % T a x i s 8 5 % F e r r i e s 6 8 % R e s t a u r a n t s a n d B a r s 7 9 % H o t e l s 8 0 % R e t a i l 8 6 % A c t i v i t i e s 9 2 % G e n e r a l P u b l i c 8 7 % A i r l i n e A g e n t s 7 5 % A i r p o r t S e c u r i t y 7 4 % T o t a l U S V i r g i n I s l a n d s P r o m i s e s 8 2 % M o s t C o m m o n l y A c h i e v e d S t a n d a r d s 1 0 . E m p l o y e e s e xt e n d h o s p i t a l i t y t o f e l l o w e m p l o y e e s – 9 9 % 9 . E m p l o ye e ’ s a p p e a r a n ce cr e a t e s a p o si t i ve i m p r e ssi o n t o cu st o m e r s – 9 8 % 4 . E m p l o ye e s o f f e r a cc u r a t e , r e l e v a n t i n f o r m a t i o n w h e n e ve r a p p r o p r i a t e , a n d m a d e r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s/ su g g e s t i o n s a s n e e d e d – 9 4 % M o s t C o m m o n l y M i s s e d S t a n d a r d s 5 . C u s t o m e r ’ s n a m e s a r e u s e d , w h e n kn o w n – 1 7 % 6 . E m p l o ye e s w h o r e ce i ve a c u st o m e r c o m p l a i n t l i st e n s, a p o l o g i ze s a n d a g r e e s a so l u t i o n w i t h t h e c u st o m e r – 6 1 % 1 . C u s t o m e r s a r e g r e e t e d w i t h a sm i l e , e ye c o n t a ct a n d p o si t i ve b o d y l a n g u a g e – 6 9 % 2 Most Commonly Achieved Standards 4. Employees offer accurate, relevant information whenever appropriMost Commonly Missed Standards 6. Employees who receive a customer complaint listens, apologizes 1. Customers are greeted with a smile, eye contact and positive body

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds their commitment to one another conducted by Love City minister Anne Marie Porter. The nearly 100 couples — mar 62 years — hailed from St. John, St. Thomas and the U.S. St. John residents Paul and celebrated their 10 year anniver p.m. ceremony. Marc and Laurel Bigrigg, also St. John residents, attended the tough year. 4 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus Cathy and Billy Dove ARE YOU P A YING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR COMP ANY’S GROUP HE ALTH INSUR ANCE?WE CAN HELP!IT’S TIME TO CALLVI Employee Benefit Consultants, Inc. 4003 Weymouth Rhymer Highway, Ste. 2 Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802-2213 (340) 775-9393 / Fax (340) 775-6509 wlewis@islands.vi www.viebcserve.com A R E Y O U P A Y I N G T O O M U C H F O R Y O U R C O M P A N Y ’ S G R O U P H E A L T H C O V E R A GE ?WE C A N H E L P !IT ’ S T IM E T O C A L L V I E m p l o ye e B e n e t C o n s u l t a n t s, I n c . 4 0 0 3 W e ym o u t h R h ym e r H i g h w a y , S t e . 2 C h a r l o t t e A m a l i e , V I 0 0 8 0 2 – 2 2 1 3 ( 3 4 0 ) 7 7 5 – 9 3 9 3 / F a x ( 3 4 0 ) 7 7 5 – 6 5 0 9w l e w i s@ i s l a n d s. vi w w w . vi e b cse r ve . co m Record Number of Couples Gather T o Renew Commitment to One Another on Valentine’s Day Debi Corcoran decided to attend the ceremony after reading about it in the St. John Tradewinds. The “She transferred into my government class senior year,” said life.” Sixteen years later found the couple living at opposite ends of the country – she, in Seattle, and he, in Florida. Neither had married dur ing their time apart. oran. ried for seven years. Although a as has been custom in the past, the testament to marriage, explained people are here, but about the commitment,” said Dove. “Mar ference.” One of the reasons for the annual ceremony is to provide inspiration that there are still people commit ted to the sanctity of marriage. have been married for 62 years, cited inspiring local youth as one effort.” For Yvonne and Harry Freeing the reason they chose to marry one another 21 years ago. “It gives us the opportunity to many couples still believe in mar riage.” ing the ceremony to let go of past sharing their love for one another openly. including “What a Wonderful World,” and “From This Moment volved in the ceremony, from the unteered their services.

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St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 5 St. John Tradewinds is encouraging Virgin Islanders to continue to support the relief effort to Haiti at an upcoming concert local musicians on St. John. night on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Winston Wells BallDonations collected at the conin their efforts to provide medical “Our Virgin Islands musicians are contributing their talents to cause, a critically important effort that is saving lives and providing needed emergency care,” deJongh of providing both short-term and long-term assistance for the people of Haiti.” The event is the brainchild of John Administrator Leona Smith and Ira Wade at the Department of sistance. forming the public about the concert and collecting donations. The has provided a stage, chairs and be Cool Sessions Brass; Ah We Band; Michael Beason; Echo People; Chris Carsel and Company; and the Sunshine Band; Love City Pan Dragons; T Bird & Friends; & Wanda and more performers. Donations for Doctors Without on sale inside. Virgin Islands community for its lief effort and encourages all St. Johnians to participate in this important fundraising opportunity for our Caribbean brothers and sisters in need. For additional information contact St. John Administrator Leona Smith at 776-6484. Local Musicians Organize Haitian Relief, Goodwill Concert on St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Ervin Dorsett, Courtesy of MaLinda MediaSt. John-based Inner Visions Band will be among the many performers on Saturday, February 27, at Winston Wells Ball Field. Phillip Pickering, far right, is the brainchild of the event and worked with various government departments for help in organization. Mahlon “Koko” Pickering and his Sunshine Band will be entertaining event-goers during the relief concert.

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6 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 Delegate Christensen Discusses Health Care Reform, Upcoming Census With ResidentsBy Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds A small group of residents attended Delegate to Congress evening, February 17, listening session at the St. John Legislaon health care reform, the Virgin Islands constitution, the upcoming census and the rum excise tax cover-over program. sion by encouraging the approximately 20 residents in attendance to participate in the upcoming mailed out beginning in March, to door to collect the forms beginning April 1. The information gathered dur amount of federal funding received by the territory. Residents personal information, explained Census 2010 Media/Partnership Specialist Kinila Paige. dentiality,” said Paige. prisonment. Information obtained during the census is not shared is sealed for 72 years. Paige told the audience. The partsimple test administered Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and reth Lutheran Church. passed. On the subject of the Virgin Islands Constitution, the delegate said Congress expects to receive the document from President BaThe document can only be amendally sound,” said Christensen. “It conducted by the Committee on tee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, on March 13 in the Virgin Islands, according to the delegate. up to date on the progress of health care reform, although the information changes daily, she explained. id,” said Christensen. While agreements have been reached on certain aspects of the bill, several areas remain open, inSeveral residents raised conhealth of the nation rather than just “We put a lot of preventive programs in the bill, including no copays for preventive services and reimbursement for providers cessation and obesity,” said Christensen. such as exercising became controversial, the delegate added. “The objection came from some to exercise,” she said. St. John resident Victor Johanson expressed several concerns burning energy plants. “The amount of pollutants is simply not acceptable,” said Jofuture.” Christensen reassured Johanson by expressing her doubts the projArmy Corps of Engineers process, seen support for it, and I doubt cult for them to even get a lease.” St. John TradewindsABOVE LEFT: Census 2010 Media/Partnership Specialist Kinila Paige talks to the handful of St. John residents who attended Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen’s Wednesday evening, February 17, listening session at the St. John Legislature about the upcoming census, which will begin in March. ABOVE RIGHT: St. John resident Eddie Bruce talks to Delegate Christensen about ways to improve overall public health 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 / www.cimmaronstjohn.com / info@cimmaronstjohn.com P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex – Cruz Bay WHAT DO YOU THINK? SEND YOUR LETTERS TO EDITOR@TRADEWINDS.VI

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds manager a little over a month ago, stay in Love City forever. Westin, and to the Caribbean, prior to assuming his current role. As the regional director of Six Sigma, the Westin several times a year, erties throughout the Caribbean, from 2001-2007. said Ryan. “I thoroughly enjoy it.” business during college. environmental technology,” said Ryan. ing to school, and I ended up staying in the hospitality business.” senior director of operations for encompasses Baton Rouge, Louiribbean. Sheraton Chicago, the Walt Disney in West Palm Beach, among others. already made an impression on Ryan, he explained. their stay, and listening to them as bring about during his tenure as get settled in,” he said. “The focus faction is our number one prior St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 7 Mike Ryan T akes Helm as New Westin GM Mike Ryan BIR Reminds Residents To File Income Tax Returns in V.I.St. John Tradewinds enue, according to Director of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Inter nal Revenue Claudette Watson Anderson. turns electronically. Service. the territory to be processed by the bureau. The income tax return reau, not the date received by the IRS. subject to applicable penalties and interest. in the Virgin Islands on his federal tax return.

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By Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay Computers and Elec pair and retail shop. anything.” Beginning as an offshoot of December 2008, Coral Bay Computers and Electronics offered minor electronic repairs during days a cord in it,” Weaver said. Just one year later Weaver has expanded his business and services, relocating this past December to the Cocoloba Shopping Center In addition repairing virtually any electronic device – from comBay Computers and Electronics covers hard drive information and provides DVD and CD copying. computers, printers, hard drives, cell phones and accessories, mem iPod cables, printer cartridges and batteries. “We are the only shop in Coral 8 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottJack and Doug outside the computer shop in Cocoloba. WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM Continued on Page 16St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott according to Weaver.Coral Bay Computers Saves Clients Time, Money, Off-island Repairs

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St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 9 Texaco Service Building Comin’ Down Building on South Shore Road, above, is revealed as the former Texaco service station building is demolished, left. The center of the roundabout, below, has been graded in preparation for paving.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

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10 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 St. John Tradewinds The motoring public in the Virgin Islands is reminded that According to the National tion text messaging is the most dangerous form of distracted driving. About 1.6 million crashes each year in the US are connected to cell phone use and texting. is happening on the road. It is to the road conditions and other typing on the small cell phone The Distracted Driving Act mandates drivers using cell phones must use a device that free. This means that drivers must use a blue tooth or ear buds “an operator of a motor vehicle to, or in the immediate proximis in motion is presumed to be engaging in a call,” and can be In December 2009 a ban on in the Virgin Islands. The bill sending text messages is speentering a name or number into your phone for the purpose of Residents Reminded Cell Phone Use While Driving Is Illegal STUDENTS!The After-School Program at Guy Benjamin School beginsMonday, Feb. 15th(and will run through early May)3:30 to 5:15pm / Monday-Thursday Register at Guy Benjamin School, Coral Bay, St. John couples interested in vying for the title of St. John Festival Prince and Princess 2010-2011. Contestants must be 7 to 11 years of age, have a 2.5 academic average and be residents of the St. Thomas/St. John district. InPrincess/Prince Contestants Sought young ladies interested in vying for the title of Miss St. John Festival Queen 2010-2011. Contestants must be 16 to 21 years of age, have a 2.5 academic average, a resident of the St. Thomas/St. John district and never Festival Organization Seeking Miss St. John Contestants for 2010urday, April 3, 2010. 715-1040, ext. 2238.Taxpayer Assistance Available

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By Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds and leading researcher in the alien encounter phenomenon, she began to reconsider. “Touched.” But the pivotal turning point for Lotus” and invited her to attend a Harvard faculty club dinner to hear their encounters. “I remember very clearly — I that night,” Chiten recalled. “He cause it is such a heavy topic.” about her encounter. about: human beings are longing said. “We long for connection. universal that theme is.” Chiten said this experience not really about alien abduction,” she about longing for connection.” St. John Film Society is sponto discuss her intriguing documen presentation on Tuesday, March 2, cussion,” Chiten said. over 20 years, Chiten has an impressive repertoire of educational belt spanning from her most recent neurological disorder dystonia to satirical drama series she completed in 1988. But Chiten admits most revolutionary — and scary — documentaries she has every “I got very scared in the course really happened to these people scary encounters, absolutely scary; deep and profound.” Chiten is currently in the beduction, From Within, Without, a Touched. near the ocean,” she said. “What is The St. John Film Society is partially funded by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 11 Filmmaker Chiten Will Present A ward-winning Documentary “T ouched” News Photo by Sherry Moore crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Deliveries from St. Thomas Available WATER DELIVERY 24/7 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s Paradise

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CARIBBEAN MUSIC(in Cruz Bay Park) Monday, February 22nd Soldier Crab Band, 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 23rd Solo Steel, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Echo People, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 24th Koko and the Sunshine Band, 12 to 4 p.m. Thursday, February 25th Solo Steel, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sambacombo, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, February 26th The Echo People, 12 to 2 p.m.CARIBBEAN FOOD AND CRAFT EXHIBITSEvery Day: Monday-Friday, February 22nd-26th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cruz Bay ParkART EXHIBITIONS AT LOCAL GALLERIESEvery Day: Monday-Friday, February 22nd-26th Mongoose Junction: Bajo El Sol, Best of Both Worlds, Sugar Birds Ferry Dock: Freebird Lumberyard Complex: Frames of Mind Lemon Tree Mall: Pink Papaya Frank Bay: Coconut StudiosRESTAURANT LIVE MUSIC SERIESEvery Day: Monday-Friday, February 22nd-26th For a complete list of the restaurant live music series visit www.stjohnartsfestival.org Click on “Program”INDEPENDENT SPECIAL EVENTSThursday-Saturday, February 25th-27th Saturday, February 27th Winston Well Ball Field, 12 p.m. to Midnight St. John Grassroots Haitian Relief and Goodwill Concert For more information visit www.stjohnartsfestival.org St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 13 TRADEWINDSST . JOHN The Community Newspaper Since 1972 tel 340-776-6496 e-mail info@tradewinds.vi fax 340-693-8885 website stjohnnews.comCelebrating 37 Years SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Please join us in opening a world of opportunities for the students of Git Hill Schoolat the 24th Annual Gala Dinner AuctionSaturday, March 13th, 2010 Westin St. John Resort BallroomCocktails and Silent Auction 5:30 pm Dinner and Live Auction 7:00 pm Island Elegant Attire Tickets $125 per person or $1000 for a table of ten. Tickets are available at Git Hill School. For more information or to make an auction donation, call Beth Jones or Molly Murrill at 776-1730. To preview and bid on auction items, go to www.biddingforgood.com/githillschool St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Sonia Sprauve’s locally made stews, jams and sauces can be found in Cruz Bay Park at this year’s

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14 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 In Loving Memory of Safe Travels. – Donna St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track2009 TO-DATEHomicide: 1 Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Stabbings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Under Investigation: 5 Solved: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 6 Under Investigation: 6 Solved: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 Under Investigation: 16 Solved: 1 3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 Under Investigation: 66 Solved: 4 Grand Larcenies: 67 Under Investigation: 64 Solved: 3 Rapes: 1 Under Investigation: 1 Solved: 0 2010 TO-DATEHomicide: 0 Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Stabbings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 Under Investigation: 2 Solved: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 6 Under Investigation: 4 Solved: 2 Under Investigation: 7 Solved: 2 Rapes: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 St. John Tradewinds John. Alcholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at 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 Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Alateen Meetings to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending. to be 90 percent completed. Bay. ner and a general “painless” experience throughout the entire project. Commissioner Smalls and Ira Wade and, more imthey made great progress. tial assessments on the round-about. Bonny Corbeil St. JohnPutnam Thanks St. John for Amazing Skeleton Journey dankes, and gracias a professional athlete. Unfortunately, I missed the Olympics by one spot. from the journey itself. I have seen some of the most ing people. my home and number one place on earth. are my family and family is golden. Thank you, Viele Liebe Gre , Alexa Putnam I catch myself daydreaming. Times used to be so painful and I often Outside entities do not persuade my actions to falter or change. ing myself to “just be me,” I open up the porthole of deliverance. ful peace. My journey is long as such as many creatures of survival. We suffer silently, even amongst loved ones. Our cries are faint but inside echo as in a canyon. evil, one can only fathom the epitome of anguish. In turn, deep concovering the truest joys of this thing called life! Dana HeuschkelDay Dreaming In Memoriam Health Care Reform Will Cost UsThere are arguments for and against [health care calculation, about $300 billion a year. Z. Hruza, St. John

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Future of the Environment Begins Today St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 15 Dear Delegate Donna Christiansen, In light of your “Listening Sessions” tour in the important issue for the people of St. John, i.e., our VITRAN Bus Service. the VITRAN bus service for my transportation, espeon our roads, have become too dangerous. Sadly, I address. Being that VITRAN receives Federal funds to opfuture routes to better serve our needs. PROBLEMS: The VITRAN bus service on St. John is inconsisnot have evening hours service. Three of the four mini buses purchased especially for St. John operate on St. Thomas instead. There is a shortage of drivers, leading to route and schedule disruption. area, and also, East End, Fish Bay, Route 104, and and routes. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS: To ensure against disruption of service due to service. There should be an immediate call for the hiring of There should be arranged a VITRAN study to deBellevue area. VITRAN is obligated to provide public lar routes in the Territory. The only issues standing in route improvements. Delegate Christensen, I hope that you may address ever increasing numbers if the service is improved and expanded. Sincerely, Norm Gledhill St. JohnResident Offers Solutions to VITRAN Problems Experienced . Personalized . Professional . ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: info@seaviewhomes.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 2010 Calendars, Greeting Cards, Gifts Accent Items to Brighten Your Home And WallsPlan The New Year spectacular natural beauty of our island. So, it is natand the health of our ocean and coral reefs. Many of Tradewinds for help in getting this existing homes. come. every phase of home construction, landscaping and Bulletin Board to advertise extra construction materi A Sustainable Living Fair is also in the planning stage for later this year. The future of our island environment begins today. live today. Thank you, Karen Vahling WHAT DO YOU THINK? SEND YOUR LETTERS TO EDITOR@TRADEWINDS.VI

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16 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 Crossword Answers — Puzzle on Page 18 Animal Care Center Needs Immediate Help Letter to St. John Tradewindscued from Coral Bay and brought to the ACC shelter time to mend, has been stolen from the dog runs behind the shelter. adoption. for this unexpected expense. ACC President Diana Ripley has received a cost estimate of $6,550 to replace the fencing plus additional costs for replacement gates. This expense needs of cruelty. donations to cover this immediate expense. Please placement fund” to P.O. Box 429, St. John 00831. Questions about shelter operations and suggestions for maintaining greater shelter security can be direct ed to Diana Ripley at diana.ripley@gmail.com. ACC cannot afford to lose any more rescued dogs. Please St. John Animal Care Center Bay that offers this,” Weaver said. “There are a couple of repair shops ing to travel to St. Thomas” Coral Bay Computers and Elec trics is able to provide same-day service through its eco-friendly business practices — accepting old computers, electronics, cell disassembling them to salvage usable parts. computer shop on St. John that accepts old computers,” Weaver said. come in.” Not only does Weaver save his customers time and a trip to St. Thomas by accepting eWaste, but he offers repairs at a cheaper price tag than most places — a $55 hourly rate that includes diagnostics. “We feel that our pricing is very competitive for diagnostics and repair,” Weaver said. “And it is beon hand.” Weaver plans to continue expanding the array of services and the island. he said. “People are bringing their of people are coming in to get cables and cords and odds and ins.” Coral Bay Computer and Elec tronics is open from noon until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and by appointment by calling 244-5393 or emailing Coral_Bay_ Computers@hotmail.com.Coral Bay Computers Saves Costumers Time, Moneysue. Runner’s World Magazine upcoming issue. In addition to paid advertising, press, the Department of Tourism such as the one conducted at the Figueroa. plained the tourism commissioner. interactive,” said Doty. “All of the components should support one another.” ing campaign, launched in 2009, behind their every day lives and tion in the territory. the Web has also been improved, from the revamped Department Danish translation some time this pages. Continued from Page 3T axi and Ferry Services Score Lowest on T ourism SurveyContinued from Page 8 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical FocusSt. John Rescue First Responder Paul Jordan, Next Deadline: Thursday, February 25th

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provided the occasions for the display of luxury, Schimmelmann proposed to regulate these more closely and to institute “more modest and proper forms of dress.” soever. bon of Danish manufacture, a simple gold cross or silethnicity and ascriptive class remained inviolate. The ored as a status group by insisting on the “Free Brief” except as security personnel and then largely for reaJohn Wright signed and supported The Freedman these actions did result in the creation of the Fire Ser vice staffed by the free-colored. learn from their errors. Next the free-colored emdemands but rather praises. cipation but also the steps necessary to obtain it. He min has so often said. commemorating his approval of the Royal Ordinance and distributed to the leading free-colored. ness licenses in place of the demeaning free-colored thering civil rights for all Virgin Islanders. St. John Tradewinds to solve these cases. St. John: automobile theft that occurred on February 9 beSt. Thomas: the cash register. Help police identify these armed thugs. Community members can submit tips to Crime tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual. Tipsters can also submit texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES ing to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash reraise a family. persUSVI.org . Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the Week February 14 Burglary 3. February 15 February 16 in the area of Jacobs Ladder. Unfounded. February 17 9:47 a.m. – Calabash Boom man reported being threatened. Damage to Vehicle. February 18 threatened by her neighbor on 02/17. Disturbance of the Peace saulted. February 19 Assault and Battery. February 20 hicle. Damage to Vehicle. St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 17 DIAL 340-776-9111 FROM A CELL PHONEEM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:Land Line: 911 Cellular: 340-776-9110 Police Dept: 340-693-8880 Fire Station: 340-776-633Continued from Page 2Celebrating Black History Month: John Wright

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18 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 COLD TREATSACROSS 6 Pain reliever 12 West Coast sch. system 20 Share one’s thoughts 21 It makes Fluffy frisky 22 In-depth studies 23 Instants 25 Slips back 26 Motel worker 27 “Full Metal Jacket” war zone 28 Determined to achieve 30 Bird-related 31 Bullring yell 32 Mount in the Bible 34 Rejection 36 Business garb 38 Bribe money 41 Film about a blinded 43 Klutzy guys 44 Sincere 46 Elroy’s dog 47 Took big steps 50 Subduing spray 51 NYC summer hrs. 54 Sword-waving Flynn 56 It might be seen between marching bands 64 Diana of “The 67 Models’ stances 68 Holy French woman 71 Reasonable opportunity 74 Fangs, e.g. 75 Chat 77 “How can —?” (“This is a sure bet”) 78 Gun rights org. 81 Construction zone sight 83 Toe woes century Florentine painter 86 To boot 87 Editor’s “leave it in” 102 Beer variety 107 Potato part 108 — the Hun British slang 111 Six less four 112 Crimean language 114 Takes to heart 116 Tic — (mint) 117 Caroled 120 Super-suave guy 123 New driver, usually 124 Get dressed like a judge 126 Ocean hue 127 2-point Scrabble pieces 128 Salad bar implement DOWN 1 Interest of astronomers 2 Fill with fear 3 Setting 4 Northern Oklahoma city 6 One of the Titans 7 Classic video game 8 “Who am — argue?” 10 Helped get through, with “over” 11 “Welcome Back, Kotter” student Juan 12 Ferris wheel operators, e.g. 13 Chemical ending 14 Chorus syllables 15 Serbian, e.g. 16 Keyboard users 17 Onslaught 18 More wee 24 They smell 33 Utopian 35 Filled in (for) 37 General of Chinese menus 40 Cul-de- — 42 Un-heart-healthy dietary stuff, for short 45 Take back 47 Rigorous 48 Seamster 50 Tile artwork 52 — Plaines 55 Discharge from military service, informally 58 Stephen of the screen can do for you ...” 60 Legal claim on property 61 Unrepeated event 62 Garb 63 Iran’s capital 65 Large hook 67 Wd. like “he” or “me” 70 Lounger’s garment 72 U.N. branch 73 Go astray 76 Life story, for short 82 Shore 83 Romero or Chavez 84 Baseball boss Bud 88 “Tiny” boy 101 Place to park 103 Doesn’t bother 104 Orem native 105 Having 106 Shelfmate of Webster’s work on) 113 Lab gel 115 Indian wrap 117 WWII battle site 118 “— a boy!” 121 Text te-hee 122 Elect (to) PREMIER Crossword Monday-Friday, February 22nd-26 The 10th Annual St. John Arts Festival is ongoing every day from Monday, Feburary 22 to Friday, February 26. The festival celebrates the culture of St. John through music, dance, art, foodo and crafts. For a schedule of events, see page 13 or log on to T uesday, February 23 Police Commissioner Novelle E. Francis Jr. is accepting appointments for Tuesday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, February 25 ing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, February 25-27 ary 25, and Friday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, February 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Annaberg Ruins. Saturday, February 27 — Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is offering free cervical cancer screenings on Saturday, February 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. T uesday, March 2 Saturday, March 6 Saturday, March 13 Saturday, March 13, at the Westin Resort. — The Reichhold Center for the Arts continues its 2010 season ning reggae band Steel Pulse on Saturday, March 13, at 8 p.m. March 17-21 from March 17 through 21. Saturday, March 20 Saturday, April 10 Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. St. John Tradewinds Tradewinds SubcriptionsCall 340-776-6494 We Accept VISA or MC

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St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 19 Commerical Storage: Secured Lockers Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com 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 Alternators, Timing Belts, Foreign & Domestic. Call 227-9574 The Lumberyard Down Town Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessCommercial Space AvailableFor Space Call Nick 771-3737 Glass/Screens COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 PLENTY OF PARKING GOOD TRAFFIC FLOW Watersports Jobs! NEXT AD DEADLINE IS THURSDAY FEB. 25TH 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. 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 Employment Employment Short-term Rental NEW FOR SEASON: Affordable, clean, cute 2 bedroom apartment for rent Chocolate Hole East – furnished 1 bedroom, $950/month, includes electric, W/D, large yard, Ron@715-853-9696 SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777Cruz Bay Apartments One bedroom/one bath $1400.00 avail March; $1700.00 Coral Bay: ocean front $1250.00 One bedroom/one bath/ One bedroom/one bath $1250.00 For Rent 2/2, A/C, fans, W/D, paved road, at door secure, private, $1300 561-832-3040 561-602-9484 Coral Bay, Furnished 1 Hill. $1200/month plus utilities. First/Last/Security. 1.610.739.3361 Long Term Fully Furnished Bath A/C W/D $1800/mth Feb 1 Ron@715-853-9696 Pastory Estate Condo clean, one-year lease, $1650/mo. Available April 2010. 616-437-0546 Apartment in Estate Call 340-690-1104 Sale: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Call Richard 340 642-5358 Autos JEEPWRANGLER length, 4x4, A/C, CD 8,000 mileage. $16,500 APT. FOR RENT: 3 BD/2 BA, semifurnished, located at 3-3 Pastory. Call Julia for more info 776-6667 FOR SALE Mitzubishi Fuzo $1800.00 or OBO. Ned 643-0706 CHAIR SALE: 340-642-5386 heavy and sturdy – $100 ea. or all six for $500. $10 each, one still in box for $40. to three months of service. Stored in doors and maintained professionally. Located on St. John for inspection. Christopher 608-335-4607 cell, 608-238-9587 Home Boating HOUSE FOR RENT: Coral Bay 2-BR, 1.5-BA, route access. $1400.00 mo. First and last rent upfront. 302-381-5247 3 Bed/2 Bath apartment available. Located at 12D Adrian Estate, St. John. Semi-furnished. Quiet area and just 7 mins. drive to 776-6994. Leave message if necessary. For Sale 2002 Jeep Wrangler, 4WD, heating, A/C, rear seat, 34,000 miles, auto trans, $8,900.00 offers considered 270-559-5597

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20 St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831Air-ConditioningDr. Cool One call for all your air-conditioning refrigeration and appliance needsArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831Art/GalleriesMaho Bay Art Center tel. 776-6226 Offering Art ClasssesBankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI Beauty/SpaBeauty Lounge Salon & Spa Located in Mongoose Junction W estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904Building ProductsSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 GalleriesMaho Bay Art Center HealthSt. John Eye Care 779-2020 27 years serving Virgin Islanders Dr. Craig FriedenbergInsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.comLandscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty ManagerCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 Real EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 info@americanparadise.com Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.com John McCann & Associates tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115 Located at Wharfside Landing RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660 P. O. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831 info@remaxipr.comRestaurants Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa tel. 693-7755 Open Wednesday-Monday tel. 693-7700 Call for Delivery Located in Boulon Center Skinny Legs “A Pretty OK Place” tel. 340-779-4982 tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSugar Birds 340-776-6909 Located at Mongoose JunctionServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory St. John Tradewinds — Call 776-6496 3 Sail Church 10 Sunday Race Unity Devotions 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. 340-715-0530 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays 779-4477 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. 779-1230 Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m. Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday 776-6332 Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. 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 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m

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St. John Tradewinds, February 22-28, 2010 21 Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John’ s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w . c a r i b b e a n v i l l a . c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O . EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDSOfce: 340 714 5808 Cell: 340 642 5995www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com DH@DH. ISLA VISTAExceptional 5 bedrm, 4.5 bath Gated Villa atop Caneel Hill. Seller is Licensed Real Estate Broker.VILLALLUREImpressive 5 bedrm, 7 bath European Style Villa in Coral Bay Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker DebbieHayes-TW 12.21.09.indd 1 12/14/09 10:21:42 PM Tradewinds SubcriptionsCall 340-776-6494 We Accept VISA or MC THE MEMBERS OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS St. John Legislative Conference Room No. 109 Contant & Enighed Cruz Bay, St. John Thursday, March 4, 2010 6:00 p.m. Noel Boynes, Sr Bay Isles Associates, LLC variances Legal Notice

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We ’ re Sold on St. John! .cruzba yrealty .com Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kir kT amm y P olloc kF ounded in 1985 CBR HOME LISTINGSCHRISTY ANN – New rental villa in upscale neighbor hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance fea tures. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20’ vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for ex pansion. $1,595,000. LUMINARIA – Luxurious ridge-top villa with incredible views of North shore and down island. Large pool with waterfall, 3 bedroom/ bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry, beautiful furnishings and landscaping, vacation rental history. $2,495,000. PERELANDRA – Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely pool set in lush gardens. A good buy at $1,050,000. CHOCOLATE HOLE –Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home w/ carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86 acre lot with panoramic views. End of the road privacy. $975,00. CALYPSO del SOL – Very successful rental villa w/ excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James islands. Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms / 3 baths, large screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000. NAUTILUS – Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Ma ria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa w/large wraparound veranda, spa, sunrise to sunset views, 1.25 acre, tile roof, circular drive. $1,495,000. SEASCAPE – Fantastic location on Bovovoap Pt! Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate caretaker’s cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy. $1,495,000. AURORA – Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on Contant Pt. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz Bay to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000. VILLA ROMANCE – Brand new, lux 4 bd pool villa, features exquisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof, coral ooring, columns, fountains & sunsets over Chocolate Hole Bay. $2,999,000. WATERFRONT WITH DOCK – Concrete 3 bd/2 bath home, on large, at 1 ac.at lot, with direct access the bay at your door step. Now only $1,250,000. CHEZ SHELL – Charming 3 bd / 3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully decorated, & maintained rental villa has mar ble oors, A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent oor plan. $1,295,000. TESSERACT – Popular 3 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/ fantastic lap pool & panoramic views from Hart Bay to St. Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple decks, privacy & extensive landscaping. $1,200,000. STONE HOUSE – Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000. PLUMB GUT – 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage. Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000. BOATMAN POINT – Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding neighborhood. $2,795,000. WINDSONG – Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cottage, situated on a 1ac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000 BORDEAUX MT. – Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large porch, water view, ac. lot w/large trees. $575,000. GOLDEN DRAGON – Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, innity pool, multi patios & decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.CBR CONDO LISTINGSBETHANY CONDO – Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2 bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000. GALLOWS POINT CONDO – Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable beach, hotel amenities. $695K. SELENE’S – Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/ rental or business. Terric views. Reduced to $399K!CBR LAND LISTINGSCANEEL HILL – Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K. DITLEFF POINT – Extraordinary sites on magnicent peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000. KLEIN BAY – Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K . WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY – Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000. CRUZ BAY TOWN – Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K. CHOCOLATE HOLE – Water views, ac. $299K & $379K. GLUCKSBERG – Gentle grade, ac., lg. trees. $130 K. POINT RENDEZVOUS – Outstanding views. $375K & $415K. LEINSTER BAY – 2 lots on Johnny Horn Trail. $225K & $329K. ZOOTENVAAL – Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K. GREAT CRUZ BAY – 1.05 acre site w/fantastic har bor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000. FLANAGAN’S PASSAGE – 2 beautiful sites. $299K–$350K. ESTATE FISH BAY – Many parcels to choose from, start ing at $150K. Call US for a complete list. ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS – Time to buy. Affordable lots, with water views, $88k and up.CBR BUSINESS LISTINGSFABRIC MILL – Very successful clothing business, es tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inventory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000. A BEST BUY! – Well built, poured concrete cottage with lovely covered wraparound porch in Estate Carolina. Tile oors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters, at lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future garage & expansion. Only $349,000. CONTRACTED CONTRACTED

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CONDOS . HOMES . LAND . FRACTIONALS . COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com 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. “CASA DEL SOL” Elegant 4 bedroom villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy and includes amenities such as a spa, pool and home ofce. Spacious decks offer views from sunrise to sunset. “OCEAN PALM VILLA” BEACHFRONT (6x6) new gated estate in John’s Folly with mesmerizing views, 2 pools, every amenity conceivable in gated luxury enclave. BEACHFRONT “LIME TREE BAY” HAS WHITE SAND BEACH! East End 5 bedroom stone & masonry home, 490’ shoreline, zoned R-2, no restrictions. Gor geous water views! “ CARIBBEAN “THE DOME HOUSE” situated on 2.5 acres offers breathtaking views from this end of the road location in esteemed Estate Chocolate Hole. A unique design built to endure the best and worst nature has to offer! COVE VILLA” Private, swimmable pocket beach and big views across pristine Hur ricane Hole to Tortola at this 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath villa! Possible boat moor ing in front of home! $32,000,000 $3,995,000 DVD “ SEA TURTLE VILLA” is a contemporary Skytop home with amazing water views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. Great vacation villa or island home! UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR 3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental potential. “ PELICAN’S PERCH” a charming, gated masonry & stone West Indian style (3x2) villa features bi-level covered and open decks over looking a pool, plus a separate 1x1 guest cottage. Fabulous south shore water views! “ SEAVIEW” vacation villa. Charming 4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent condition with large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole with deeded rights to two nearby beaches. “TREE HOUSE” offers spectacular views from Upper Carolina’s ridge top. This gentle parcel features a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home which is bordered by National Park. UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 – Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay & beaches. $1,390,000 $1,250,000 $2,395,000 $650,000 $797,500 $1,295,000 $1,500,000 DVD $1,799,000 NEW LISTING Call for details DVD Almost 5 ac. $3,500,000 or 4.1 ac. $3,000,00 DVD 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. $ 169,000 “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 “ BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT” East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 “VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES” Gated sub-division, sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $335,000 “LOVANGO CAY” Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale 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 “LIME TREE BAY BEACHFRONT” 2 Parcels (.79 ac.) with 435’ shoreline have their own secluded pocket beach plus direct access to white sand beach! Approximately 435’ shoreline with very gentle grade. GREAT swimming, snorkeling and boating. $875,000 “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. 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 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 2.22.2010.indd 1 2/18/10 9:58:41 AM

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