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March 15-21, 2010
Copyright 2010


ST. JOHN


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


Senate Removes
Garbage Hauling
from Island Capital
Improvement Fund
Page 2
Senate Approves
Rezoning Requests
Page 7
Plans for St. John
Multi-Purpose Center
Getting Dusted Off
Page 5
WAPA's Planned Coral
Bay Reverse Osmosis
Plant May Take Shape
Page 4
8th Annual Blues
Festival Mar. 17-19
Page 6
Haiti Relief Efforts:
Grassroots Concert Fundraiser
GHS Collects Tons of Supplies
Pages 8 and 9


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Senate Removes Garbage Hauling


from Capital Improvement Fund Uses


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After 20 years of paying for gar-
bage hauling, the St. John Capital
Improvement Fund will start pay-
ing for Love City capital improve-
ments soon.
The VI. Senate approved a
measure earlier this year that re-
moved solid waste collection and
disposal as authorized uses for the
$1.5 million annual St. John Capi-
tal Improvement Fund.
After being passed by the sen-
ate, Governor John deJongh ve-
toed the measure, claiming that his
administration was looking out for
Love City, but couldn't afford to
cover the cost of waste hauling to
St. Thomas.
On Monday, March 8, the 28th
Legislature voted almost unani-
mously to override deJongh's
veto, with the sole vote against
the override coming from Senator
Usie Richards.
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger had been working to
retool the fund for months.
"It is a very important victory
because St. John now actually has
a fund which increases every year
that can be used for true capital
improvements," said Barshinger.
"Every year St. John can count on
that money and count on a proj-
ect. My colleagues understood the
plight of St. John in having a Cap-
ital Improvement Fund in name
only since it was really a trash
Continued on Page 16


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch


The $1.5 million annual fund will no longer be used to
haul trash from St. John to St. Thomas.


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
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NEWS EDITOR
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PSC Reality Contest Winner Will Have

Electric Bill Paid for Three Months
The V.I. Public Services Commission, in conjunction with The
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, an-
nounce the kick-off of a new state-wide reality contest called the
"Anybody Can Serve, So Let's Conserve" energy efficiency cam-
paign.
The contest will identify one family from the Virgin Islands
with a family income no greater than $50,000. That family will
compete with other families from each state in an Energy Conser-
vation Challenge from April through June of 2010 in an effort to
become the family that conserves the most energy in the U.S.A.
Each family will receive an energy efficiency "tool-kit" and a
computer webcam in order to document their conservation efforts
and participate live on their own video blog. The winning family
will receive payment of their electric bill for three months.
For more information contact Loma Nichols, PSC public re-
lations officer, at 776-1291 and check out the website www.any-
bodycanserve.org.

Reptile Hike Seminar Rescheduled

Friends of V.I. National Park were forced to reschedule two
popular seminars this year due to schedule conflicts.
New dates have been selected for both seminars and spaces
are already beginning to fill. The popular Reptile Hike will be on
Wednesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants can search for reptiles along the Reef Bay Trail
with reptile expert Dr. Renata Platenberg, and enjoy a boat ride on
the Sadie Sea back to Cruz Bay.
The Fish ID Sail will be on Tueday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Participants can become citizen scientists on board the sail-
boat Calypso, learn how to identify fish with NPS Ranger Laurel
Brannick and join the REEF fish count.
Call the Friends office at 779-4940 for more information and to
sign up today.

Children's Health Screening Mar. 26
The Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the
Department of Education, Department of Health, the Community
Foundation of the Virgin Islands and Lutheran Social Services,
will host Child Find, a free developmental screening for children
up to five years old.
The screening will be on Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St.
John. For more information, contact Bonnie Roy at 774-4399 or
Maureen Moorehead at 718-7997.

"Awakening the Divine Within"

Free Lecture Set for March 17
Island residents can participate in a free lecture with visiting
teachers Chinello and Nadira Seeram-Haney, two of guru Sri
Kaleshwar's senior teachers who will be coming to St. Thomas
and St. John to give healings, teach classes and give lectures on
some of the divine teachings passed on to them.
They will speak on "Awakening the Divine Within" using the
five elements to awaken the divine Shiva-Shakti energies. The free
lecture on St. John will be on Wednesday, March 17, from 6 to 8
p.m. at the great room of the lower campus of the Gifft Hill School
and on St. Thomas on Friday, March 19, at Antilles School. This
is a special opportunity being brought here in the Virgin Islands so
don't miss out. For more info call Suki at 642-3739.


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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 3


"Some studies
there show the
lionfish wiped out
80 percent of the
small fish population.
Somebody who works
on the lionfish in the
Bahamas said they
eat small reef fish like
popcorn. They're very
efficient predators."

Rafe Boulon,
Chief of Resource Management,
Virgin Islands National Park


This eight-inch juvenile
lionfish was caught be-
tween Waterlemon Cay and
Thread Needle Point off the
North Shore. V.I. National
Park officials had received
reports of lionfish in the
area for several days before
actually spotting and catch-
ing the fish.


St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Caroline Rogers


First Confirmed Lionfish Captured Off St. John


- Local Reef Fish Could Face Serious Danger


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The lionfish has arrived at the shores of Love
City and VI. National Park personnel are mobi-
lizing to ensure the deadly fish does not estab-
lish a population in St. John waters.
Sporadic reports of lionfish in the area have
come in over the past few months; however,
a "very credible report" from Maho Bay Wa-
tersports a few weeks ago spurred the VINP to
take notice, explained VINP Chief of Resource
Management Rafe Boulon.
"They reported seeing the lionfish between
Waterlemon Cay and Thread Needle Point, east
of Waterlemon," said Boulon. "They gave us a
pretty good description of where they saw it."
The report came in late on a Friday after-
noon, and with no divers available, the VINP
was not able to conduct its search until the fol-


lowing Tuesday, when divers came up empty.
Boulon was called again on Monday, March
8, when St. John resident Ernest Matthias re-
ported seeing a lionfish in the same area report-
ed by Maho Bay Watersports. Matthias tried in
earnest to capture the fish in a small bag, but
was unsuccessful.
"We went the following Tuesday morning
(March 9), and bam, we went into the water and
there it was," said Boulon. "I think it had been
kind of spooked from being chased around the
day before, but we caught it and brought it back
in."
The eight inch-long juvenile lionfish, whose
sex was not able to be determined, represents
the beginning of what could evolve into a very
serious threat to local reef fish.
Lionfish have continued to appear in the Ca-
ribbean in growing numbers since they were


likely introduced to the oceans surrounding
Florida during the devastation of 1992's Hur-
ricane Andrew.
The Bahamas, which is grappling with a
lionfish problem of its own, has reported den-
sities of lionfish of more than 1,000 per acre,
which is "very high," according to Boulon.
"Some studies there show the lionfish wiped
out 80 percent of the small fish population," he
said. "Somebody who works on the lionfish in
the Bahamas said they eat small reef fish like
popcorn. They're very efficient predators."
Nearly all of Love City's small reef fish, in-
cluding grunts, tangs and parrotfish, are likely
to be preyed upon by the lionfish, and because
local fish aren't familiar with the lionfish, they
don't know that it presents a danger.
"We have naive prey," said Boulon. "They
Continued on Page 16


INDEX
Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ............. 20
C lassified Ads .....................19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ...............18
Ferry Schedules .............. 20
Letters ........................... 14-15
Obituary ...................... 14
Police Log ........................... 17
Real Estate ...........21-23
Senator at Large Reports ...12



Thursday, March 18th


340-776-6496


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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


"I spoke with Carl Howard and he has nothing on file
or on record for an r/o plant in the Coral Bay area.
There is no permit application and Carl has no knowledge
of a reverse osmosis plant being constructed
or being planned to be constructed in Coral Bay."
DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielson


WAPA's Planned Coral Bay Reverse


Osmosis Plant May Be Taking Shape


Senator at Large Craig Barshinger with the Julius
E. Sprauve School essay contest winners.

St. John Students Write Impressive
Essays on Black History Month

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When Senator at Large Craig Barshinger hosted an essay con-
test in February to celebrate Black History Month, it was Love
City students who submitted the most material.
Barshinger hosted contests at several schools across the ter-
ritory, choosing four winners from each school. At the Julius E.
Sprauve School the winners were Adaeja Meade, Jamekiah Wilt-
shire, Khaleilah Krall and Joseph Thomas.
The focus of the contest was to get students excited about and
inspired by black history, explained Barshinger.
"Black history gives our St. John youth a chance to look into the
many achievements that people of color have brought to our soci-
ety and also practice their writing and research skills," Barshinger
said. "We had the best participation on St. John than any other
island. We're really proud of them."
While this was the first such contest hosted by the senator at
large, he plans to make it a tradition.
"This is definitely something that we plan to do every year,"
said the senator at large. "We want to reach out to our schools to
encourage our students to develop to their fullest potential. Every
student is filled with potential and school is a discovery process to
see how they can soar."


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A major utility project planned in the Fortsberg
area of Coral Bay seems to be taking shape despite a
lack of information available from government agen-
cies.
V.I. Water and Power Authority officials are mov-
ing forward with their plan to build a reverse osmosis
plant on a parcel of land located on the Usher Key
side of Fortsberg in Coral Bay, according to several
residents familiar with the project.
Architectural services have been obtained and a St.
Croix-based company has already been conducting
environmental feasibility tests in the area, according
to residents who wished to not be identified.
Plans for the project include installing intake and
outflow pipes, and eventually installing pipes across
the harbor in order to provide water to Reliance Hous-
ing Foundation's recently completed affordable hous-
ing complex in Calabash Boom, according to a Coral
Bay resident.
While WAPA first announced its intention to build
an r/o plant in the Coral Bay area almost two years
ago, details about the project have remained sketchy.
WAPA's acting public information officer Lynnette
Moreland did not return repeated phone calls request-
ing comment, while a Department of Planning and
Natural Resources official said the department had no
knowledge of a planned r/o plant in Coral Bay.
"I spoke with Carl Howard and he has nothing on
file or on record for an r/o plant in the Coral Bay area,"
said DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielson. "There is


no permit application and Carl has no knowledge of
a reverse osmosis plant being constructed or being
planned to be constructed in Coral Bay."
Several Coral Bay residents, however, had a lot
more information than that.
"WAPA met with Fish and Wildlife officials from
Puerto Rico at a pre-application meeting for the proj-
ect months ago," said a Coral Bay resident. "Bio Im-
pact was out there in December looking at the area.
They did not say how far out the pipes were going
to run, but they did say that they want to run a distri-
bution pipe across the bay to the Reliance develop-
ment."
"They are also planning to bring a pipe back from
Fortsberg to the Estate Emmaus area," said the resi-
dent.
One thing that is known for sure is the funding
source for the project, which has been in WAPA's
coffers for years. During a visit to St. John in April
2008, then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthome
awarded WAPA a $981,000 grant to construct an r/o
plant in Coral Bay.
"We're still in negotiations, so I couldn't tell you
where the property is we're looking at right now,"
WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge said in April
2008 about possible locations for the project.
"The grant will cover everything securing the
land, installing pipes and building a 1,000 gallon stor-
age tank except the actual reverse osmosis plant,"
Hodge told the Tradewinds in 2008. "We'll start pro-
ducing 50,000 gallons a day and increase to about
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Plans for St. John


Multipurpose Center


Getting Dusted Off it


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After collecting dust for more
than 20 years, a long-dormant plan
to construct a multipurpose center
in Cruz Bay might just be getting
new life again soon.
Plans for a St. John multipur-
pose center, which include an in-
door basketball court, stage, kitch-
en, meeting rooms and dorms for
visiting sports teams, were drawn
by architect Doug White more
than 20 years ago.
The plans date back to the ad-
ministration of Governor Alex-
ander Farrelly, when Darlin Brin
was the Commissioner of Con-
servation, the government agency
which pre-dated the Department of
Planning and Natural Resources. A
master plan for the island was cre-
ated in the mid-1980s under Far-
relly, which called for a commu-
nity center to be constructed in the
Cruz Bay area, explained White.
"When the master plan for the
island was crafted, it was always
planned to have a community cen-
ter in Cruz Bay and 20 years later
it seems like we might get it," said
White.
The government put out a re-
quest for proposals and White won
the bid to provide architectural
services. Working with a design
advisory committee, White en-
sured that the community center
was exactly what the community
wanted, he explained.
"The advisory committee in-
cluded a wide spectrum of St.
John people," White said. "Former
St. John Administrator Bill Lomax
was a key member of the com-
mittee and a lot of other people
weighed in too. We really tried to
incorporate everyone's needs."
The planning phase of the proj-
ect alone took months and resulted
in plans for a comprehensive mul-
tipurpose center with a 1,200 seat-
ing capacity auditorium, additional
meeting rooms, a full size indoor
basketball court and parking for 90
vehicles. The building would also
be suitable as a hurricane shelter in


the event of a disaster.
The plans call for the center to
be built on government land near
the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' cur-
rent location. The tennis courts
would remain, and the two-story
multipurpose center building
would be situated nearby. The en-
trance to the building would be ac-
cessed via the side street near St.
Ursula's Church.
About $200,000 was spent
on the plans and the community
center was to be constructed with
money from the St. John Capital
Improvement Fund.
While it seemed like the Cruz
Bay multipurpose center was a
go, a fire at the Susanaberg dump
changed everything. When the
dump caught fire in 1990, money
from the St. John Capital Improve-
ment Fund was transferred to the
Department of Public Works to put
the flames out.
In the 20 years since then, the
$1.5 million annual St. John Capi-
tal Improvement Fund was paid
to Penn's Trucking for hauling St.
John trash to the St. Thomas land-
fill.
Last week, however, the fund
was finally returned. On Monday,
March 8, the V.I. Senate voted al-
most unanimously to return the St.
John Capital Improvement Fund to
St. John for capital improvements,
not trash hauling.
With a new source of funding
available for the long-promised
multipurpose center in Cruz Bay,
it seems White's plans might be
getting dusted off soon. Despite
sitting on a shelf for two decades,
the multipurpose center plans are
still viable, according to White.
"The idea was to develop a
community center for St. John that
was really workable and wouldn't
be out of date for years and years,"
White said. "We knew this could
take some time to build, so we in-
tentionally created the plans to still
be valid years down the road. We
haven't outgrown these plans."
Attempting to resuscitate the
Continued on Page 17


Doug White drew plans
two decades ago for a Cruz
Bay multipurpose center
to be constructed near the
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
parking lot, at left.





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of Francis Bay during
an opening reception for
the two St. John artists
at Bajo el Sol on Friday,
March 5. The gallery will
feature the artists' work
throughout the month.
Photo by William Stelzer


Get Ready To Boogie Eighth Annual


St. John Blues Festival Kicks Off Mar. 17


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
It's March on St. John and that
means only one thing. The blues
will take over Love City this week
culminating with a big concert in
the Coral Bay ball field on Satur-
day night, March 20.
Starting on Wednesday, March
17, Steve and Helen Simon will
host the Eighth Annual Johnny
Walker St. John Blues Festival
with performances scheduled
across the island through Sunday,
March 21.
Simon's passion for the blues
and his impeccable musical taste
ensure that each festival is filled
with world-class performers and
this year is no different.
"I am really blessed when it
comes to the blues because when-
ever I plan a concert I always fo-
cus on 'who would I like to go
see' and I just make a list of my
favorite performers of the day and
call them up and book them," said
Simon. "It also makes it a lot eas-
ier for me as I book my concerts a
year in advance so the entertainers
I want to see are usually available
with that much advance notice."
This year's blues festival lineup
includes such acts as Deanna Bog-
art, The Ford Blues Band, JP Soars
and the Red Hots, The Ty Curtis
Band, Billy Gibson, EG Kight,
Shakura S'Aida, JT Lauritsen and
Washboard Jo.
The music ranges from Bogart,
who rocks a boogie piano blues


mixed with modem sounds, to the
Norwegian JT Lauritsen, who will
open the festival on March 17 at
the Sun Dog Cafe at 8 p.m. At 9
p.m. that night The Beach Bar will
feature Groove Thang.
The fun moves out to Coral Bay
on Thursday night, when Island
Blues will host Deb Callahan and
Reverend Raven and The Chain
Smoking Altar Boys will rock
Aqua Bistro. Both shows start at
8p.m.
Both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay
will be filled with the blues on
Friday, March 19, when Reverend
Raven takes his show to The Beach
Bar and Shipwreck Landing hosts
the James Cobb Blues Band.
While gearing up for the big
Saturday night concert in the Cor-
al Bay ball field, Skinny Legs will
feature the Skinny Legs Blues Re-
vue starting at 3 p.m.
"St. John is going to rock Satur-
day night like it never rocked be-
fore," said Simon. "I think that ev-
eryone is going to be blown away
by the energy and the talent that is
going to entertain us."
"After last year's amazing blues
festival I decided that for 2010
I was going to double up on the
amount of performers we would
present and I can't believe it's ac-
tually about to happen," said Si-
mon. "The line-up almost gets me
dizzy just thinking about it."
The festival wraps up on Sun-
day, March 21, at The Beach Bar
at 4 p.m. with surprise guests art-


ists expected all night.
Simon has been throwing the
biggest blues party on St. John for
eight years now and it has become
the most anticipated entertainment
event on the island.
"When I started this adventure
eight years ago I really had no idea
how everyone would take to it and
now it has become the single larg-
est entertainment destination event
in the Virgin Islands and everyone
benefits from it," said Simon.
The night is also a fundraiser
for the Rotary Club of St. John
which staffs the concession bar,
Simon added.
Despite all the work, Simon has
as much fun during the St. John
Blues Festival as the crowd.
"I am very proud of St. John
and it is truly an island wide effort
to put this on each year and I am
just thrilled to be the Blues Boss
for a week on my beloved island,"
he said.
Tickets for the March 20 con-
cert, $25 in advance and $30 at
the door, go on sale on March 17
at both Connections locations and
Chelsea Drugs at The Marketplace
and Red Hook. Five dollar sa-
fari taxi rides will be available all
night long from Cruz bay to Coral
Bay and back to Cruz Bay. Also a
1 a.m. ferry will run to Red Hook
after the show from Cruz Bay to
bring blues fans back to Rock
City.
For more information check out
stevesimonpresents.com.


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Post Office Rezoning Passes Unanimously; Grande Bay Rezoning Passes by Narrow Margin


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John is one step closer to getting a
new post office and Grande Bay is one step
closer to earning some much-needed money
thanks to the VI. Legislature's approval of
two zoning requests on Tuesday, March 9.
The Senate unanimously approved the
Boynes family's request to rezone its 7,800
square foot parcel, located at 131 Estate
Contant and Enighed, from R-4 to B-2 for
the construction of a three-story building,
with space to be leased to the U.S. Postal
Service for a new post office for the island.
"The rezoning for the post office occurred
very smoothly," said Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger. "It wasn't really contentious
because all the property's neighbors agreed
and there were no opponents."
The rezoning is a major step in the move
for a new post office for the island, which
has outgrown its current facility located in
the heart of Cruz Bay. The USPS initially
signed a lease with the Boynes family in
May 2007.
Early plans for the new post office facil-
ity, which were unveiled at a January 2007
town meeting, called for a 6,000 square foot


"Although this decision does not have any bearing on
my case, it is disheartening and disappointing that there is
such disregard for the law. Everyone who has been, is or
will be involved with Grande Bay will appear in court and
explain in full detail how the entire development meets the
Virgin Islands zoning law."
-Liza Trey, neighboring property owner


first floor designated for the post office, 12
to 15 second-story parking spaces for post
office customers and office space for the
Boynes family on the third floor.
"The rezoning opens the door for the
Boynes family to offer the U.S. Postal Ser-
vice a location for a new post office which
will have at least eight parking spaces, and
be adjacent to the 150 parking spaces that
we have funded for the V.I. Port Authority
to create imminently at the Enighed Pond,"
said Barshinger. "Because nobody came out
against it, I call it a good thing."
Barshinger was not as happy with the re-
zoning of Grande Bay's 0.26-acre lot, 3Abc
in Cruz Bay, from W-1 to R-4 for the con-


struction of six condos in the luxury condo-
minium development's building E, which
has already been built out as an empty shell.
A zoning variance was also approved by the
Legislature, which will allow developer Bay
Isle Associates to construct an on-site sun-
dry shop.
Bay Isle's rezoning request was passed
by a narrow 8-7 margin.
Several people testified at the Legisla-
ture's March 4 hearing in favor of the rezon-
ing, with just one person testifying against
Bay Isle. Numerous residents expressed
their disapproval of the proposed rezoning
to Barshinger outside the hearing, accord-
ing to the senator at large; however, their


passion did not match the level with which
residents had argued against the fledgling
Sirenusa development's rezoning request,
he explained.
"It was no longer the passion that people
had with Sirenusa," said Barshinger. "We
got many letters in the office from people
against the Grande Bay rezoning, but they
were against it in a casual way. If even 15 to
20 people from the St. John community had
shown up at the hearing in opposition, the
rezoning would have failed."
While residents have loudly protested
Bay Isle's development tactics in the past,
it's possible that the St. John community is
ready to see the development finished and
move on, Barshinger added.
The senator at large expressed his con-
cern over the additional pressure that Grande
Bay's six new condos and sundry shop will
place on the island's infrastructure.
"We're already busting at the seams," he
said. "Our infrastructure cannot handle the
density in Cruz Bay."
Neighboring property owner Liza Trey,
who is suing Bay Isle for alleged zoning
violations at the Grande Bay development,
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8 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010



GHS Sea Navigation Collects Tons of Supplies for Haiti Earthquake Relief


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School sea naviga-
tion students have been hitting the
seas in style and collecting much
needed items for Haitians suffer-
ing in the wake of the devastating
earthquake that rattled the island
nation in January.
GHS sea navigation class,
taught by Bill Henderson, has
been collecting canned food items,
medical supplies and more for the
earthquake relief effort.
"We have literally collected
tons of items for Haiti," said Hen-
derson. "There is everything from
hundreds and hundreds of pounds
of rice to blood transfusion bags,
linens, clothing and construction
materials."
The collected items will be
sailed to Haiti by a convoy of ves-
sels scheduled to head to the is-
land later this month, according to
Henderson.
"We're organizing a flotilla to
take the items to Haiti," he said.
"We're talking to about a half a
dozen sailors now who are inter-
ested in joining the flotilla."
Storage on Site donated a con-
tainer to hold the collection at


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donated for the earthquake relief effort.


GHS for about a month as stu-
dents from every class added to
the effort, Henderson explained.
"The kids were great," he said.
"Every single class participated


and we had to re-pack the con-
tainer three or four times because
there was so much stuff. It was
great."
Last week, the sea navigation


students who usually ply the
waters in Henderson's friends
boats got a special treat.
"We had the kids in a cruise
ship last week," said Henderson.


"We were supposed to go out with
friends, but things didn't work
out. We were down on the dock
and the cruise ship Sea Dream
was in so I contacted the bridge
officer and we got to go out and
tour the ship."
"It was probably about 400 to
500 feet long and they gave us a
great tour," said the GHS teacher.
"The kids loved it. They took us
up to the bridge and gave us a tour
of all their navigation and elec-
tronic equipment."
The sea navigation class at GHS
has been a popular elective since
Henderson launched it last year.
About 13 different local boaters
have donated their time and use of
their vessels to take the students
out, Henderson explained.
"We generally go out every
other week on the water," he said.
"We try to have classroom time
one week and then sail the next
week. We've gone out on 13 dif-
ferent boats and there have been
almost 30 adult volunteers who
have helped with the class."
"It's really been a lot of fun
and it's going to continue to be
because there is a lot of interest in
it," said Henderson.


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The St. John Band


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Inner Visions members Phillip "Grasshopper" Pickering, left, and Alvin "Jupiter"
Pickering, right, show off the funds raised for Haiti earth quake relief from the concert.


Grassroots Haiti Relief Concert Rakes in


Almost $6,000 for Earthquake Victims


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After joining a Haiti relief fund
raising concert on St. Thomas last
month, members of the popular
reggae band Inner Visions decided
to host a concert of their own right
here on Love City.
Quickly putting the show to-
gether on Saturday, February 27,
the Grassroots Haiti Relief Con-
cert raked in almost $6,000 for
Doctors Without Borders.
"In the wake of the devastat-
ing earthquake that hit Haiti, we
were invited to play at a concert
fundraiser in St. Thomas," said
Philip "Grasshopper" Pickering.
"The concert was from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. and we were supposed to be
the last band to play. We thought
it was silly to have a concert that
started at 9 a.m. and we were a
little upset by it."
The band mates talked things
over and decided to take matters
into their own hands.
"We thought if you have a con-
cert that starts later in the day and
lasts until later in the night, you
would have a lot more support,"
said Pickering. "We were talking
about it and said, 'let's just do our


own.' We thought the only prob-
lem would be the sound system."
One quick call to Cool Sessions
solved that problem, Pickering
added.
"I said if we talk to Cool Ses-
sions and they say we can use
their sound system, then it's a go,"
Pickering said. "Cool Session said
of course, so we jumped ahead
planning the concert."
After word got out that Inner
Visions was putting a Haiti relief
concert together, most St. John
musicians signed up to join.
"Everyone jumped on board,"
said Pickering. "They got us a
stage and lent us some lights and
we had so many musicians volun-
teer to join the concert. It was a
true community effort."
There was no entrance fee for
the concert, but audience mem-
bers were asked to donate to the
cause. Local artisans were asked
to make a donation to set up
booths with their wares and a con-
cession stand also raised money
for the effort. In total $5,720 was
raised at the concert, with most of
the funds headed to Doctors With-
out Borders.
"There was no entry fee this


was all straight up donations," said
Pickering. "We decided to donate
to Doctors Without Borders after
looking at a lot of different orga-
nizations. When I read what the
doctors were doing and how most
of it is all volunteer, I was really
impressed."
"They go out and deal with the
physical problems," said Picker-
ing. "Without your health you
have nothing. That is why we de-
cided to go with Doctors Without
Borders."
A portion of the concert's pro-
ceeds about $250 was do-
nated to the American Red Cross
for its Haiti relief efforts, Picker-
ing added.
The hardest working reggae
band on St. John has also had its
own plate full getting a new CD
together and filming a video for
Tempo. The new CD, "Staying
Alive" should be out in the next
few months and keep an eye out
for Inner Visions' new music vid-
eo on Tempo within the next few
weeks, according to Pickering.
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St. John Tradewinds
Mark those calendars -
the Animal Care Center will
celebrate the 10th anniversary
of Wagapalooza on Saturday,
May 22.
As in the past five years,
the extravaganza will be in
the Winston Wells ball field in
Cruz Bay.
Wagapalooza, or Waga as
it's affectionately called, is a
one-of-a-kind dog show that
could only take place on St.
John. Categories for judging
dogs don't in the least resem-
ble AKC-approved catego-
ries, and this year's categories
will be announced very soon
so that dog owners can start
preparing costumes (for dogs
or for dogs and their owners)
and begin practicing tricks,
smooches, leaps and poses for
photos.
The first Wagapaloozas
were hosted at Skinny Legs
in Coral Bay until the event
grew to such proportions that
a larger venue was needed.
It was transferred to the ball
field in Cruz Bay in 2005.
As a result, new attendees


from Cruz Bay came as well
as the faithful from Coral Bay.
Because of the ball field's
proximity to the dock, guests
also started to arrive from St.
Thomas.
ACC's history documents
the birth and growth of Wa-
gapalooza a unique creation.
Wagapalooza was initiated by
Jen and Jeff Donnelly, along
with Moe Chabuz and Doug
Sica. Joe Palminteri worked
with the Donnellys on creat-
ing the first show, emphasiz-
ing the zany nature of the
fundraiser for the ACC. Dr.
Laura Palminteri of Canines,
Cats and Critters was among
the original judges.
In observance of the 10th
anniversary year, co-chair-
women Monica Munroe and
Karin Schlesinger are hatch-
ing some special plans. Waga-
palooza is the ACC's primary
fundraiser, so mark those cal-
endars and plan to attend.
The homeless and injured
cats and dogs and some-
times parrots and other pets in
distress of St. John sorely
need the support.


ACC Offering Canine Good


Citizen Course Starting Mar. 24


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
If Fido doesn't mix well with
others, hates going to the veteri-
narian or just needs a manners re-
minder, the Animal Care Center is
coming to the rescue.
Following up on last Septem-
ber's Responsible Dog Ownership
Day which drew about 100 pet
owners the ACC is bringing
two American Kennel Club certi-
fied examiners to lead a training
course on St. John.
The Canine Good Citizen Cer-
tificate course will teach pet own-
ers and their furry friends all about
proper dog behavior, explained
ACC education chairperson Paul
Jordan.
"The course is to see if the dog
owners are responsible and to de-
termine if the dogs themselves are
Canine Good Citizens," said Jor-
dan. "The course is basically dog
training lessons which will cover
how the dog reacts to other people,
how the dog reacts to other dogs
and how the dog reacts to being
handled by a veterinarian, for ex-
ample, or a young child."
Starting on Wednesday, March
24, the course will meet weekly
at 7 p.m. on the third floor of The
Marketplace for one hour for five
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certificate, will be on April 21.
"At the end of the course the
dog will take a 10-stage test," said
Jordan. "We'll ask the owner to
walk the dog past another person
and then past another person with
a dog. We will also ask the owner
if the dog can be handled."
"You don't want the dog to
cower or snap," Jordan said. "This
allows the examiners to know if
the dog will react badly to a visit
to the vet and if they can look in
its ears, etc."
One of the most difficult parts
of the course will monitor how a
dog reacts when its owner is out of
sight, Jordan added.
"All of the dogs are always on a
leash for the entire class and when
we go through all the tests," he said.
"One of the more difficult tasks is
when a dog owner hands the leash
to an examiner and tells the dog to
sit. If the dog is well behaved, then
the owner walks around the corner
and out of the dog's sight."
"If the dog can remain sitting
for two minutes with its owner out
of sight, then the dog passes the
test," said Jordan.
The Good Canine Course is
based on positive reinforcement,
not punishment, explained the
ACC education chairperson.


"There is no punishment in the
course," said Jordan. "The dogs
are rewarded for proper behavior
but they are never punished."
The course is open to all dogs
older than puppy age who have all
their shots.
The Canine Good Citizen class,
the first of its kind offered on St.
John, is a great way for dog own-
ers to learn proper training meth-
ods, explained Jordan, who used to
show English bull terriers back in
the states.
"One of our goals at the ACC
and especially our education goal
is to teach responsible ownership,"
said Jordan. "We want to teach
how to train your dog properly and
how to expect a well-trained dog
to behave."
The cost of the class is only $50,
which is a tax deductible donation
to the ACC. Any dog who fails the
final test will have the chance to
test its skills again in May, Jordan
added.
"If anyone needs more prac-
tice, we're going to have makeup
test at Wagapalooza in May," said
Jordan. "So any dog who takes the
test and flunks will have until May
to get their skills down."
Pet owners can register for the
course at the ACC. Call Jordan at
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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 11



Annual Ruby Tourney Mar. 26-28


St. John Tradewinds
The Fourteenth Annual Ruby
Rutnik Memorial Softball Tourna-
ment will be March 26, 27 and 28
at the Winston Wells ball field in
Cruz Bay.
All proceeds from the spon-
sorship of innings and the sale of
commemorative t-shirts will sup-
port the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship
Fund. Money raised from the food
and drink sales will benefit the
Love City Pan Dragons Steel Youth
Orchestra in honor of Ruby.
Since 1996 the fund has paid
out $106,500 in scholarship
awards. Additional money has
made significant improvements to
the ball field and its environs; new
electronic scoreboard, grading and
leveling of ball field and annual re-
furbishing of the concession stand
and bleachers.


Come out and support this fun
event as high school girl players
from St. John, St. Thomas, St.
Croix and Tortola compete for the
much coveted tournament title.
Winning team is awarded a $2,500
scholarship for their school, so the
competition is tough.
Innings are for sale at $100
each, a game is $700 a scholar-
ship is $2,500. Sponsors will be
announced at the beginning of
each inning and during the games.
To sponsor an inning, a game, a
scholarship, or just make a dona-
tion, please make a check payable
to RRSF Inc.
Mail or drop off at Connections
in Cruz Bay at 776-6922 or Coral
Bay 779-6922. Visa, Master Card,
Amex and Pay Pal will also be ac-
cepted. For more infomration call
693-8069.


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months of construction
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St. John Tradewinds
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sioner Julia Sheen advises the pub-
lic of recent reports of conjunctivi-
tis, commonly referred to as pink
eye, in the territory and is urging
residents to seek medical attention
if they feel they have contracted
the infection.
While pink eye can be an irritat-
ing condition, it is usually harmless
to one's sight and typically doesn't
require extensive or emergency
treatment. However, because it can
be highly contagious for as long as


two weeks after signs and symp-
toms begin, it's important to seek
diagnosis and treatment early.
Parents are urged to keep chil-
dren with pink eye from child care
facilities or school until symptoms
have cleared, Sheen said.
Pink eye is an inflammation or
infection of the transparent mem-
brane (conjunctiva) that lines the
eyelid and part of the eyeball.
It is characterized by redness
and a gritty sensation in the eye,
along with itching. Often, a dis-
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12 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010


Senator.at*Large

Reports

By Senator Craig Barshinger


Legislative Session Yields Big Decision


St. John Tradewinds
Huge things happened for St.
John last week in the VI. Senate.
The Legislative Session was held
for two grueling days on March
8 and 9. This is the time when all
the committee hearings, research
and preparations come together
and your senators actually enact or
reject the laws that we have been
working on.
The biggest victory was the
override of the governor's veto on
a St. John issue. As mentioned in
my last report, in December I had
successfully moved legislation to
protect the St. John Capital Im-
provement Fund from withdraw-
als for operational expenses such
as trash hauling.
Such operational expenses
should of course be paid from op-
erating budgets, leaving the Capi-


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tal Improvement Fund intact for
important uses such as construct-
ing a St. John community center,
public market, or school real
capital projects that St. John needs
and deserves.
The governor vetoed this cor-
recting legislation, you expressed
outrage, and I asked you to con-
tact all your senators and urge an
override. You did this. An override
requires a two-thirds majority, and
we met this threshold with a 14-1
vote in favor of the override.
Congratulations to all for the
hard work and the successful out-
come.
The Alpine Energy plan to cre-
ate 48 megawatts of electricity
for the next 20 years by burning
petcoke and trash was defeated
in session. The people of this ter-
ritory simply were not in favor of


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land in Bovoni, signaling an end to
this multi-billion dollar deal that
seemed better for the off-island
contractor than for the people of
the Virgin Islands. Once again,
the public's participation, both in
learning about the issue and then
speaking out, led to the victory.
I hope to hear from Alpine and
WAPA and WMA shortly, with an
improved offer to close our land-
fills and make Refuse-Derived
Fuel (RDF) on St. Thomas and
on St. Croix, with a 12-megawatt
plant sized to burnm just our RDF.
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need to close the landfill, generate
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WAPA and WMA are to be com-
mended for their work to date. The
fact that the people did not accept
the deal they proposed last August
is not a sign of failure. The deal
was well-thought-out and worthy
of consideration. But it had flaws
and we rejected it. Now they can
take what they learned and come
back with a next proposal.
I know that people want elec-
tricity that is 1) less expensive, 2)
more reliable, and 3) renewable/
environmentally safe. My senate
committee on Economic Develop-
ment, Energy and Technology will
continue to bring energy issues to
the public in hearings and town
meetings. I intend to make sure
that anyone who wants informa-
tion can get it.
The next big victory affects
the whole territory, but most sig-
nificantly St. John. After extensive
negotiation with Governor John de
Jongh, I special-ordered a bill to al-
low him to send out the 2006 prop-
erty tax bills at the 1998 rates.
So St. John residents can for-
get about the very expensive bills
that they received in 2009; we are
going back to the affordable 1998
rates for now. This will also bring
in much-needed revenues to run
our government services. As I
have said all along, "St. John resi-
dents are ready and willing to pay
their property tax, but only their
fair tax."
My legislation to obtain a long-
term fix for the property tax system
is still in committee. Please weigh
in on this issue when it comes up
for hearings. But for now, we have
something we all can live with.
I am sad to report that construc-
tion has not begun on the 150
parking spaces that the executive
branch promised would begin in
February. This is not satisfactory.
The senate funded this project with
$800,000 from a bond issue.
I will continue to demand the
fulfillment of this urgently-needed
parking. If you are anxious to see


it as well, send us a letter, email,
or telephone call. It is also a good
strategy to contact the governor's
office through his administrator,
Leona Smith at 776-6484.
Fellow St. John residents, you
need this parking, you deserve this
parking, and you should demand
this parking. Your legislature
funded it over six months ago.
The solar hot water heater pro-
gram is picking up steam. As of
January 1, any Virgin Islander can
get a solar hot water heater at no
up-front cost. This is a fantastic
deal that will bring rewards for
years to come. Contact the VI.
Energy Office or any solar dealer
to begin. We have several solar
dealer/installers active right on St.
John.
Welcome to Stuart Smith, our
new St. John-St. Thomas planner.
Having a full-time DPNR employ-
ee devoted to shepherding St. John
growth in an organized fashion
is a wonderful boon. Congratula-
tions to DPNR for accomplishing
this hire.
In coming weeks, I'll be re-
porting on the trips that Catherine
Stephen in my St. John office has
organized for youngsters to learn
old-time fishing skills with the
help of our culture-bearers. We
thank the Department of Hous-
ing, Parks and Recreation for their
partnership in this effort that will
connect our youth with the tradi-
tions and wisdom of our elders.
In closing, I would like to ask
your input on how you feel about
paying $9 for a police report. It
has been reported to my office
that when you are the victim of a
crime, you are forced to pay for
the report. It is a valid point that
this is not a good time to charge
money. What do you think on this
and similar fees? Contact us at
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Thanks and congratulations on
the many victories won for St. John
in the March session. I couldn't
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Obituary


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Grassroots Haiti Concert Fundraiser Was a Success


Robert "Bobby" L. Visel
St. John Tradewinds
On February 8, 2010, Robert Lyle Visel passed away at Schneider
Regional Medical Center on St Thomas. He was born in Lancing,
Michigan on March 22, 1943. He served his country, in the U.S.
Navy, for four years starting in 1960. He was on the destroyer USS
The Sullivans on the front line at the Bay of Pigs.
Robert became "Bobby" soon after his arrival to St. John in 1969.
He was a talented man with talented hands! His first year here he sat
at the dock and wove bowls, birds, and hats out of coconut palms for
the tourist.
Bobby's passion was finish carpentry. He spent many years build-
ing some of the first homes past Jacob's Ladder. He always had a
block of Lignum vitae wood in his pocket for carving.
Bobby loved to go camping and hiking, and camp fires were his
thing. He also loved to read and eat food was his favorite subject!
Not only known as the "life of the party," he showed kindness and had
a smile to everyone.
Bobby is survived by his daughter, Crystal Visel Christy; son, Na-
than Visel; sisters and brothers, Sally Miller, Mary Ellen Finch, Rich-
ard Opper, and James Opper; and most importantly, his "family of
friends" here on St. John. We shall all miss his kind heart.
A celebration of his life will be hosted at Hawksnest Beach on
March 22, from 1 to 5 p.m.



Keeping Track of Crime

2009 2010 TO-DATE
Homicides: 1 Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0 Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0 Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 5 Armed Robberies: 0
Arsons: 0 Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 6 1st Degree Burglaries: 0
2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 2nd Degree Burglaries: 5
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 12
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 11
Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0


Greetings! We, the members of Inner Visions Band,
would like our community to know how successful
our St. John "Grassroots" fundraiser for Haiti did!
On Saturday, February 27, the Winston Wells ball
park was electrified with supporters for the cause.
With no actual entrance fee and our vendors giving
from their hearts, we were able to raise $5,470 for
Doctors Without Borders.
In addition we also received a check of $250 for
the American Red Cross. Together the grand total of
this event raised $5,720 for the needy brothers and
sisters of Haiti.
We'd like to thank our sponsors: Mr. Ira Wade;
Miss Leona Smith; Mr. Lew Henley; the VI Police
Department; Cool Sessions Brass for the use of their
sound system; Joseph for the lighting; our tabulators
(Star Johnson, Joan Thomas, Avis James and, Merle
Morton); Elliott Hooper at Tall Ships Printing; Lee at


I would like to personally, and on behalf of all St.
John residents who care about keeping the beauty of
our home, thank Mr. Ira Wade for all he does for our
St. John community.
There has been a continual eyesore of trash on
Gifft Hill Road which has been dragged by pigs and
goats from the Susannaberg transfer station down the
hill to the road.
Last night on the way home, I decided that I just
had to do something. It's bad enough to drive Gifft
Hill Road with all the road conditions, but, to daily


The military industry needs to be shut down if this
Capitalistic Democracy is going to survive.
We can not allow a Capitalistic industry that is
based on killing people and making war to continue
exist. The whole purpose of that industry is maintain
war. Is that something we really need?
Everyone in the world is participating in Capital-
ism, we don't have any enemies. What we have is a
disturbance by a bunch of Muslim bad guys and we
go to war with two countries.
Terrorism is just a bunch of bad guys, it doesn't
matter if it is an upset employee that shoots up the
people in is office or if he drives a plane into a build-
ing, Muslim or not.
All we have to do is make friends with their fami-
lies, and their families will tell them to stop. As soon
as we do that, we can dismantle the military industry,
better yet lets not wait.
Do you think the industry would like that? They
pay a huge amount of money to get the American
people to allow them to make money and they pay an
even greater amount to Washington to assure they get
to stay in business.
It is time, for the good of humanity that the Ameri-
can people eliminate this industry. If we don't we will
be standing by, while our government allows a capi-


St. John Printing; Alan at St. John Ice (we do apolo-
gize for not getting your last names); and all our ven-
dors and fellow musicians.
Bands like Cool Sessions Brass, Ah We Band,
Wrecktion Band, Michael Beason and Co., Echo Peo-
ple, Slammin', KoKo and the Sunshine Band, the Pan
Dragons, Kat/T-Bird and Wanda, and Percy's Sound
system all give their time unselfishly to make this all
become a reality. We do want to make mention of
Chris Carsel and Co. who freely give up their time
slot so we could remain within the time allotted for
the event.
Last but not least is you the community who at-
tended and made this happen in a big way. May the
kindness of your hearts be returned in blessings!
Blessings,
Inner Visions Band


witness the disgusting litter breaks my heart.
This morning as I slowly drove over the road con-
struction, I was amazed to see the hillside and road,
clear of trash!
I know Ira is short-staffed and Public Works lacks
proper equipment to do the job. But, he works tire-
lessly to address waste management on St. John.
We all owe him a big thank you for going above
and beyond.
Sincerely,
Cid Hamling


talistic industry to severely limit the development of
man as a species, which could lead to its extinction.
In 2001 a few bad guy terrorists flew planes into
buildings and 2,819 Americans got killed. We started
two wars to avenge them. We got at least as many
Americans killed fighting these wars and we got 10
times that many Muslims killed while we fought it..
In America cigarettes kill more than 10 times that
many people each year and we don't go to war to stop
the murder. If we can tolerate them maybe we should
turn the military industry in to cigarette manufactur-
ers, at least then they would only kill their own cus-
tomers.
Or if the industry wants to help humanity they
could get into renewable energy, space travel or in-
vent an industry that is good of mankind.
For thousands of years men were ruled by other
men who wanted to go to war be nice if they just
wanted to play basketball. It does not appear that we
are getting any better at war and it doesn't seem to be
making us much better as a species.
Technology has advanced so far and the popula-
tion of the world has become so great that wars are
becoming a real problem to all of us. This industry
need to be shut down.
Greg Miller


A Big Thanks To Ira Wade


It's Time To End the Military Industry











Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Protecting Our Precious Gems -the Children of the V.I.


Do you know the true face of child abuse?
Some may believe it's denying a child basic needs,
or not being sacrificial as a parent, or using corporal
punishment to discipline. Child abuse is verbal, emo-
tional, psychological as well as physical.
Reacting in frustration to a child's behavior by tell-
ing them they resemble every negative attribute of
their parent is abuse. Referencing a child's social or
academic challenges and pronouncing them a failure
is abuse.
The well known adage "sticks and stones can break
my bones, but words can never hurt me" is a miscon-
ception because sticks and stones can break bones,
but words can hurt much more.
Emotional, psychological, and verbal abuse are
underestimated as the most damaging to the healthy
development of children. The effects of demeaning a
child's character are considerable even after the bruis-
es fade, the blood is cleaned up, and broken bones are
healed.
Some children will believe what is repeated and
grow to become what they were told.
Children need to be encouraged. Use of construc-
tive reinforcements is ideal: great job; you're the
greatest; I knew you could do it; etc. Children need to
be reminded that they can accomplish anything.
The practice of thinking before speaking despite
anger or frustration is a great exercise. Once a com-
ment is made, it cannot be retracted even if there's
deep regret for what was said. If nothing positive is
expected from children, then expect a likewise result


in how they develop. Take a moment and think, then
speak.
Making positive comments about a child before
they leave for school and at bedtime is another great
habit to develop. If a child can easily remember the
words to a song or lines in a movie, they will recall
the positive words spoken to them.
Any person who knowingly or recklessly causes
a child to suffer physical, mental or emotional injury
or who knowingly or recklessly causes a child to be
placed in a situation where it is reasonably foreseeable
that a child may suffer physical, mental or emotional
injury or be deprived of any of the basic necessities of
life shall be punished by a fine and/or imprisonment.
March is Professional Social Work Month. Chil-
dren need for parents, guardians, and caregivers to
make a conscience effort to build and/or restore a re-
lationship with them. Perseverance is vital; and there
are various resources available for guidance on im-
proving the parent and child bond.
The Department of Human Services is a multifac-
eted agency designed to provide a myriad of services
to the mass population.
Our Children and Families Protective Unit offers
assistance with the challenges involved in healthy
child rearing. Our staff is available to meet the needs
in the community as we fulfill our motto of "Working
Together to Make a Difference."
Monife Stout
The Department of Human Services


St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 15



Dear Chocolate Hole Homeowner
Association Members (ECHLA):

Are you tired of bad roads, unfettered development, lack of
responsiveness of the ECHLA board and not having a voice?

Did you know?
... road funds are being used for non-road purposes

.. Pond Bay has not provided required ECHLA benefits

.. ECHLA is operating without a budget

... ECHLA is re-writing its homeowner covenants and restrictions
without membership input

... Safety issues, such as lack of street signs in case of emer-
gency, are ignored

If you want to help correct these issues challenging your property
values and membership well-being, the Friends of ECHLA want
to help. We need to know each other so we can help each other.
Please provide your contact information to the return email ad-
dress: info@friendsofechla.com

Pass the word.


During a recent visit with my brother, his wife and
their two daughters near Coral Bay, I had the pleasure
of joining my nieces for a morning at the St. John
Montessori School. I am not usually one to write to
a local publication, but felt compelled to compliment
the school and the compassionate staff after observ-
ing instruction there.
I have been a literacy coach and a remedial read-
ing and math specialist in upstate New York for many
years. During my tenure in these positions, it became
obvious that the primary failing of many educators is
the inability to actively engage children in meaning-
ful activities.
All too often teachers "cover" material on an ab-
stract level; talking to the children rather than foster-
ing their physical and verbal engagement with the
target topics. It was such a pleasure to see children


discussing academics with the richness of language
and focused intensity as was witnessed at St. John
Montessori School.
Every child knew his/her responsibility to com-
plete tasks, to share their discoveries and to treat one
another and the adults in the school with behavior en-
viable for many grown ups.
It was a shocking surprise to see six year olds dem-
onstrating clear understanding of multiplication con-
cepts, five year olds naming the countries of Europe,
three and four year olds reading and writing, two year
olds categorizing things that either float or sink, and
every child responsibly maintaining their classroom
environment. Quite simply, it was one more unex-
pected gem found in paradise.
Sincerely,
Douglas Usher


40d EXVoAAi141r~

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ISLAND NOTES from the publisher

Erin Go Braugh to all!


- MN


Impressed with St. John Montessori School






16 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010


Senate Removes Garbage Hauling

from Capital Improvement Fund

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just don't recognize the lionfish
as a predator. It's a real concern if
these things get well established,
because it will have quite an im-
pact on our natural marine fish
populations."
The Bahamas has not had much
success in controlling the lionfish
population; however, their failure
may be due to how expansive and
unpopulated the country's islands
are, according to Boulon. While


St. John waters may be easier to
monitor, the lionfish's habits don't
lend to an easy capture.
"Unfortunately, they can be
found in anywhere from three feet
to 200 feet of water," said Boulon.
"They could be all over the place.
The most we can do is try to keep
the population as low as we can
through monitoring and removal
of the animals."
Add to that the fact that a lion-
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one time, or 2.4 million eggs per
year, and it's clear the VINP is fac-
ing an uphill battle.
The lionfish captured last week
near Waterlemon Cay has been
pickled, and its stomach contents
are being analyzed to determine
what the fish had been eating. The
specimen will be sent off to Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration experts, who will
analyze the lionfish's DNA in an
attempt to determine which route
it took to arrive in the VI.
In the meantime, the VINP is
asking the public to keep its eyes
open for the dramatic-looking fish,
with stripes and large, spiny fins.
"We request that people don't
try to handle them, because their
spines are very toxic," said Bou-
lon. "Report the sighting to us, or
to VI. Fish and Wildlife, with as
much information on the location
of the lionfish as possible."
Because lionfish are territorial
and don't move around much once
they have settled down, an accu-
rate description of the location of
the sighting can help ensure a cap-
ture.
In addition to seeking help from
the public, the VINP plans to be-
gin monitoring some of the park's
more sensitive habitats, such as
mangroves and reef areas.
"We're at the very beginning of
this," said Boulon. "It's going to
be a challenge."


hauling fund."
The victory was as much due
to Barshinger's efforts as it was
to the community's efforts, ac-
cording to the Senator at Large.
"This was a victory that was
won by St. John residents who
mobilized and contacted their
senators," said Barshinger.
"When I put out the call for peo-
ple to lobby their senators, St.
John residents came through and
every single senator got dozens
of calls. That is what tipped the
balance."
The $1.5 million annual fund
was established in the mid-1980s
and was never really used for
anything until the Susanaberg
garbage dump caught fire in
1990, explained St. John resi-
dent Steve Black, who has been
a staunch supporter of having the
St. John Capital Improvement
Fund cover the cost of capital
improvements for years.
"We never really actually re-
ceived any money," said Black.
"The fund was established in
1986 and we were supposed to
get $1.5 million each year. The
purpose was to address the fact
that St. Thomas was, and still is
today, getting the lion's share of
everything that goes on."
"St. Croix and St. John were
being neglected," Black said.
"So the senate came up with this
plan called the Capital Improve-
ment Fund that was supposed to
be for on-going improvements
on the islands to make this a little
more fair."
Since it was established, how-
ever, the funds were never used
to pay for St. John capital im-
provements, Black explained..
"During the [Governor] Far-
relly administration we never had
access to those funds," he said.
"There was always some reason
why we didn't and then came
the dump fire at Susanaberg in
1990. It was supposed to be the
responsibility of Public Works to
put the fire out, but our senator
at large at the time forwarded the
idea to fund it through the Capi-
tal Improvement Fund."
In total, St. John missed out on
about $40 million of money that
could have been used to address


any number of critical needs, ac-
cording to Black.
"If you calculate the amount
of money that we've lost it's
about $40 million," he said.
"Could you imagine what St.
John would look like if over
these years we would have had
access to those funds instead of
having that money pay for gar-
bage hauling."
"We don't have the pretty
town and the nice capital im-
provements that we should have
been getting all these years,"
said Black.
Making the Capital Improve-
ment Fund cover the cost of trash
hauling makes no sense since the
service comes out of residents'
taxes, Black added.
"Not only do we pay for trash
services with our taxes, just like
St. Croix and St. Thomas, but St.
John got an extra tax in the fact
that we got singled out as the
only island that has to pay for
its hauling as well," said Black.
"It's sad that St. John lost this
money so that Public Works and
then Waste Management would
have access to this money."
"It is the Waste Management
Authority's job to pay for trash
hauling out of their $40 million
budget," Black said. "St. John
should not be the supporter of
the Waste Management Author-
ity."
With the fund returned to its
original intent, the question now
is what to do with the money.
"A really important part of
this is determining what and
how these funds can be used,"
said Black. "I think it should be a
choice of our community to help
steer some of these projects. I no
longer feel that our government
is looking out for the best inter-
est of St. John."
The funds can be earmarked
for any project, once a bill is ap-
proved by the senate, Barshinger
explained.
"Any senator can draft a bill
for a proposed use of the funds,"
said the senator. "I plan on spon-
soring a bill to use this money
for capital improvements on St.
John, of which there is not short-
age of needs."


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WAPA's Planned Coral Bay Reverse Osmosis Plant


Continued from Page 4
150,000 gallons a day. The first part is the standpipe,
then we'll look to expand."
During his official trip to the territory under Presi-
dent George Bush, Kempthome spoke about his com-
mitment to improving the quality of life in the Coral
Bay area.
"With the exception of a small well, Coral Bay does
not have public fresh water," Kempthome said during
a speech in April 2008 on St. John. "There are about
300 low-to-medium income residents moving out
there. The average homeowner spends $700 a year on
fresh water."
"This is the first step in bringing water distribution
to Coral Bay," Kempthome continued. "We are com-
mitted to improving the standard of living here on St.
John. We care deeply about the USVI."
While the water might be welcome on shore, some
residents are wondering how the project would affect
the resources under the water.


"Not only is the area sensitive because of reefs and
sea grass beds, but there is limited circulation," said
Rafe Boulon, V.I. National Park's chief of resource
management. "I haven't seen any good circulation
studies that show anything but surface water being
pushed around by the wind. That would make the area
not ideal to handle the outflow from a reverse osmosis
facility."
"The discharge will be slightly warmer and have
a higher saline content so it would descend and not
stay near the surface," Boulon said. "Also, that area is
close to Hurricane Hole which is part of the protected
Coral Reef National Monument. Hurricane Hole is
one of the last remaining pristine mangrove habitats
anywhere in the Virgin Islands."
While there is no official word on the project, be-
fore it does move forward WAPA would need approv-
al from several agencies including the Army Corps of
Engineers, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the
Environmental Protection Agency.


Plans for Multi-purpose Center Getting Dusted Off


Continued from Page 5
project, White and Cruz Bay multipurpose center
supporter Norman Gledhill recently met with Senate
President Louis Patrick Hill and Hill's St. John liaison
Bonny Corbeil. Hill was more than receptive to the
plan, according to Gledhill.
"When you meet with a government official you
always hope to come out with a better feeling," said
Gledhill. "After meeting with Senate President Hill,
I think we came out with a big jump and my feet
haven't hit the ground yet."
"He was very enthusiastic about the plan and Bon-
ny helped tremendously," Gledhill said. "The senator
even called his secretary on St. Thomas to put a bill
together to use the Capital Improvement Fund to fi-
nance this."
The multipurpose center is expected to cost be-
tween $8 and $10 million, according to Gledhill.
Giving St. John groups a direct voice to Senator
Hill is exactly what Corbeil was hired to do, she ex-
plained.
"I figure part of my job in this new position is to
make Senator Hill aware of all the different planning
that has been done through the years by different
groups and people that really didn't come to fruition,"
said Corbeil. "So many people have tried to do good
things but then a new administration comes in and,
as citizens, we're back to square one. We can educate
people about the work that has already been done."
A more recent idea for an island community center


has been growing in the ranks of the St. John Com-
munity Foundation. The group envisioned building a
multipurpose center on land it owns on Gift Hill near
the Belleuve Village community.
SJCF's plan was raised at a February town meet-
ing hosted by Corbeil, and while Hill was on St. John
recently he met with SJCF members as well, Corbeil
added.
"At the town meeting SJCF members talked about
land they own on Gift Hill and about a way to get
a multipurpose center built," said Corbeil. "Senator
Hill wanted to meet with the SJCF board of directors
and I thought it would be good to meet with Norm
and Doug too since they did so much work on this
back during the Farrelly administration."
While it remains to be determined which location
would be ideal for a multipurpose center, there seems
to be agreement that such a facility is needed.
"Personally as a citizen, I think we need to let our
kids know how much we think of them and we can do
that by building a proper community center for our
kids and for all of our residents," said Corbeil. "Both
of the plans are actually really different animals. But
a community center is general would be a great way
to unit our island."
"I really see this as a wonderful way to unite our
whole community and give us a place to host meet-
ings with large groups of people," Corbeil said. "I
think a community center is something that we've
needed for a long time."


Legislature Passes P.O., Grande Bay Rezoning Requests


Continued from Page 7
was disheartened to hear of the rezoning's approval.
"Although this decision does not have any bearing
on my case, it is disheartening and disappointing that
there is such disregard for the law," said Trey. "Every-
one who has been, is or will be involved with Grande
Bay will appear in court and explain in full detail how
the entire development meets the Virgin Islands zon-


ing law. To date, no one has explained how this proj-
ect is deemed to be legal construction."
Barshinger urged residents to continue to act as
watchdogs to ensure Grande Bay, and all other island
development, is done to code and according to per-
mit.The senator at large's office holds copies of every
permit issued by DPNR, which are available to the
public for review, he added.


Friday, March 5
4:04 p.m. An Estate
Glucksberg resident r/ an auto
accident. Auto accident.
6:20 p.m. A citizen r/ he
was assaulted by an adult male
with a rock to his head. Assault
in the third.
7:30 p.m. An Estate Betha-
ny resident p/r that he was ver-
bally abused and threatened by
an adult male. Disturbance of
the peace.
Saturday, March 6
12:23 p.m. A citizen c/r an
overturned vehicle on Center-
line Road. Auto accident.
10:15 a.m. A Caneel Bay
Apartments resident p/r she
had an altercation with anoth-
er female. Disturbance of the
peace, threats.
3:10 p.m A visitor from
Massachusetts p/r that he lost
his beach bag. Lost bag.
5:12 p.m. Central Dispatch
r/ that a vehicle ran off the road
in the area of Estate Zooten-
vaal. Auto accident.
7:41 p.m. A citizen p/ re-
questing medical attention for
his injuries. Police assistance.
Sunday, March 7
4:42 a.m. -AnEstateBethany
resident c/r that his wife passed
away at his home. D.O.A.
10:58 a.m. Avisitor r/ that a
tree branch damaged his rental
vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
11:54 a.m. A visitor from
Georgia r/ that she parked her
rental car and it was hit. Hit and
run.
4:15 p.m. A citizen r/ an
overturned vehicle in the area
of Supreme Comer. Auto ac-
cident.
5:16 p.m. A citizen r/ an es-
tablishment in Cruz Bay play-
ing loud music. Loud music.
Monday, March 8
1:06 a.m. A citizen r/ he
was bitten by a dog in the area
of Coral Bay. Dog bite.
8:30 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident r/ a burglary.
Burglary in the second.
5:41 p.m. A citizen c/r a


grand larceny. Grand larceny.
Tuesday, March 9
5:55 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident r/ someone
threw a rock in her vehicle
window causing damage to the
vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
5:56 a.m. -AnEstate Enighed
resident r/ someone damaged
his vehicle with a rock. Dam-
age to a vehicle.
8:50 a.m. An Estate Betha-
ny resident c/r that her husband
is violating a court order. Court
order violation.
10:15 a.m. Central Dis-
patch r/ a disturbance at the
Boulon Center. Simple assault.
4:00 p.m. A citizen r/ a two
vehicle accident in the area of
the Pine Peace basketball court.
Auto accident.
4:59 p.m. A citizen r/ a dis-
turbance of the peace in Estate
Enighed. Disturbance of the
peace, D.V
5:09 p.m. An Estate Beth-
any resident r/ a disturbance at
her neighbor's house. Distur-
bance of the peace, D.V
7:24 p.m. A St. Thomas
resident r/ a disturbance at the
Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance of
the peace, threats.
9:18 p.m. An employee of
Spyglass in Wharfside Village
r/ a disturbance. Police assis-
tance.
Wednesday, March 10
12:35 p.m. The owner of
the New to You shop c/r a bur-
glary at the establishment. Bur-
glary in the second.
2:36 p.m .- An Estate Pas-
tory resident r/ that she is being
verbally abused. Disturbance
of the peace, D.V
6:46 p.m. A citizen r/ that
a male struck him with a cane.
Simple assault.
Thursday, March 11
8:50a.m. -AnEstateEnighed
resident r/ that a citizen got into
a verbal altercation with him.
Disturbance of the peace.
6:33 p.m. A citizen r/ a
suspicious vehicle. Suspicious
activity.


St. John Police Report


Emergency Land Line: 911
Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110







18 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010


Community Calendar



St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient-
ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.


Wednesday, March 17
The St. John free lecture to be on March 17 at Trinidad Char-
lie's house. Please call Suki Buckhalter at 642-3739 for more in-
formation and directions to lecture.
March 17-21
Steve Simon's eighth annual blues festival will rock St. John
from March 17 through 21.
Saturday, March 20
The Coral Bay Yacht Club is hosting the almost annual flotilla
to benefit Guy Benjamin School on Saturday, March 20, at Miss
Vie's Campground on the East End.
Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 18
The Fourteenth Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tour-
nament will be March 26, 27 and 28 at the Winston Wells ball
field in Cruz Bay.
Friday, March 26
The Department of Human Services, in conjunction with other
departments and organizations will host Child Find, a free devel-
opmental screening for children up to five years old. The screen-
ing will be on Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health Center.
Friday, March 31
Friends of V.I. National Park were forced to reschedule two
popular seminars this year due to schedule conflicts. New dates
have been selected for both seminars and spaces are already be-
ginning to fill. The popular Reptile Hike will be on March 31
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can search for reptiles
Saturday, April 10
Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take place on
Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort.
Saturday, May 22
Mark those calendars the Animal Care Center will celebrate
Wagapalooza's tenth anniversary on Saturday, May 22.


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

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

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

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


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reasonable rates / flexible terms
excellent location next to Westin
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Coral Bay-2+BR IBA
house w/yard near mini
market $1,400. Available
for business us e-
open your pottery shop
now. 693.3399

Storage: Secured Lockers
Sizes to 10' x 12', Autos,
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Sale: Partially Renovated
$1500 OBO Richard
340 642-5358


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

2002 HONDA CIVIC
4 door, black, excellent
condition, 6-disc Pioneer
CD player, $6,500.
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Cruz Bay: 1 bed/I
bath $1400; One
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bed/2 bath/w/d $1700
Coral Bay: 1 bed apt/
w/d/ocean front $1250;
1 bed/I bath/w/d/ocean
front $1400


Long Term Fully Furnished
Coral Bay Newer 2 Bed 2
Bath A/C W/D $1800/mth
Ron 715-853-9696

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W/D, large deck with harbor
views. Direct bus route ac-
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rent upfront. 302-381-5247


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One Bedroom furnished
in Contant.
Call 340-690-1104

2/2, A/C, fans, W/D, paved
road, at door parking, mt. top
house, 30-mile views, very
secure, private, $1300
561-832-3040/561-602-9484

Coral Bay House, 2BR,
1BA, fully furnished, large
covered deck, beautiful
views, w/cat, paved rd.
May 1-Oct 1, $1000/mo.
693-5492


Coral Bay, furnished 1
bedroom apartment with
studio/office on Seagrape
Hill. $1200/month plus
utilities. First/Last/Security.
1.610.739.3361


2 bedroom, 2 baths
unfurnished, A/C, W/D.
First and security. Call
775-7561 or 690-1138.


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laundry, good parking.
693-9155 or 315-286-9194


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Gifft Hill School is now accepting applications for the 2010
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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
776-6339

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m
693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday
779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 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 Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617


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

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Caribbean Villas & Resorts
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Island Getaways
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Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

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


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


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


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


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

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

John McCann & Associates
tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115
Located at Wharfside Landing
www.RealEstateOnStJohn.com

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


Air-Conditioning Jewelry info @remaxipr.com
Dr. Cool 340-715-COOL (2556) R&I PATTON goldsmithing
One call for all your air-conditioning 776-6548 or (800) 626-3455 Restaurants
refrigeration and appliance needs pattongold.com, Chat @pattongold.com Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm


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

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


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


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


BeautI/Sna


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

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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


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

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


Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa
776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com Real Estate
Located in Mongoose Junction R l Estatl
American Paradise Real Estate
Westin Resorts & Villas tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
Spa Services P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904 info @americanparadise.com


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


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

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


Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

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

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
Open Wednesday-Monday

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

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

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


Retail
Sugar Birds
340-776-6909
Located at Mongoose Junction


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


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"Villa Lantano" New Listing! "Lovango Love Shack" is an
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over Peter Bay to Jost Van elegantly furnished and outfit-
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in Upper Peter Bay. Features ances, including a whirlpool
include granite countertops, spa. This self contained para-
stainless appliances, travertine dise features all modern utilities
floors throughout, large pool and amenities in an open style
deck with adjoining spa, water floor plan just steps from the
views from every room & pool palm studded white sand
plus lush professional land- beach, with private dock (use
scaping. A beautiful new stone and maintenance shared with a
arched native stone gazebo few nearby neighbors). Snorkel
has been added making a very from your doorstep. This is
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"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry
two bedroom, two bath home in
beautiful Upper Carolina. Enjoy
unimpeded views of Coral Bay
Harbor and Bordeaux Mountain
across the valley. The master
suite is on the main level along
with the kitchen, dining, living
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spa,:,Ius, private sun decks and delightful water views. Tastefully
furni,-ed and completely air-conditioned and walking distance to town
and Frank Bay Beach. Just steps away from both the spacious pool
dk:lk an-id tropical landscaping and the ample parking area. Excellent
shor1 lrn' renal -n perie:I oppo''rlunl, I ha e 'uir acaion ,:nd,' and
renl I hile ,,:u are a a $795.000
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Fronted by a white picket fence, this cozy studio home has all new
cabinets, furniture, bath, paint, pumps, tropical landscaping, paved
access and walking distance from Reef Bay beach. Includes 1996 Jeep
Wagoneer and furniture. List price is below appraisal. The flat lot is a
gardener's delight. Walk to Reef Bay Beach. $499,000
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"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views
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membership dues, assessments, covenants or restrictions can be levied. $1.5M
"REEF BAY" Large lot adjoining National Park with 270 feet of waterfront on Reef Bay. Easterly
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-.___ ... "The Point At Privateer" The eastern most point of St. John is home to
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B mian, are waterfront. For the more discerning buyer. Prices from $950,000
Best Deals: Seagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000, Estate Bethany building lot with views over the
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CBR HOME LISTINGS
VILLA ROMANCE A brand new, luxury, villa built to the
highest quality & craftsmanship. This well-designed villa
provides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. The gated en-
try leads to the heart of the villa, overlooking the 30 ft. pool,
with a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral flooring,
fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, & romantic
gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000.
A BEST BUY!- Well built, poured concrete cottage with
lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile
floors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters,
flat lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future
garage & expansion. Only $349,000.
CHRISTY 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.
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
with 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, 1.09 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.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home, on large, flat 1 ac.flat lot, with direct access the bay
at your door step. Now only $980,000.
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 floors, A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent
floor plan. $1,295,000.
TESSERACT Popular 3 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/
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deck- cy & 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 homew/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 lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000
BORDEAUX MT. Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large
porch, water view, 12 ac. lot w/large trees. $575,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable
beach, hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
CBR LAND LISTINGS
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent
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 BAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 12 ac. $299K& $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 12 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS- Outstanding views. $325K & $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'SPASSAGE-2beautifulsites.$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 LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, es-
tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes
inventory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000.


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WAI bKHI-UN I "FrHibUlU ULL MAH"
on Peter Bay Point, has private path to
pristine beach.
Spectacularnew,
gated estate on
1.63 acres with
exceptional pri-
vacy, surrounded
by 645' shoreline
and National
$32,000,000 Park waters.
UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Ma-
sonry 3 BR 3.5 BA home, pool, private

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try, large
room for
addl. BR,
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EACH! East End 5 bed-
room stone
& masonry
home, 490'
shoreline,
zoned R-2,
no restric-
tions. Gor-
1,500,000 geous wa-
000,00 ter views!
'ERCH" a charming,
& stone West Indian
features bi-level cov-
ered and open
decks over-
looking a pool,
plus a separate
1x1 guest cot-
tage. Fabulous
south shore
0 water views!


LiAI tlIUUbt, a z Dearoom, exqui-
site villa in Peter Bay Estates. Large
lot gives
great views
Michael Ox-
man plans
available for
expansion.
Incredible
$3,250,000 Value!
"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4
Bedroom, masonry home in excellent con-
dition with
large pool in
convenient
Chocolate
Hole with
deeded
rights to
two nearby
$1,150,000 beaches.


"inb UUMLb inuub" situated on z.o
acres offers breathtaking views from this
end of the road location in esteemed Es-
tate Choco-
late Hole.
A unique
design built
to endure
the best and
worst nature
$2,395,000 has to offer!
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
S I This gentle
parcel fea-
tures a 3
bedroom, 2
bathroom
home which
is bordered
by National
$797,500 Park.


";AKIUUIAN ;UVb VILLA"- private,
swimmable pocket beach and big views
across pris-
tine Hur-
ricane Hole
to Tortola at
this 3 bdm,
2.5 bath villa!
Possible boat
mooring in
$1,799,000 front of home!
UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 Recently
upgraded
& well kept
house with
3 income
producing
Units. Easy
access to
Cruz Bay &
beaches.
$650,000


*"lA IUKHILb VILLA" is a comempo-
rary Skytop home with amazing water
views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical
landscaping,
pool, & open
architecture
set amidst se-
cluded privacy.
Great vacation
villa or island
$1,500,000 home!
"GRANDE BAY RESORT" CONDO
- Charming, beautifully furnished 1
bdrm/1 bath condo located along the
waterfront of Cruz
Bay. Great harbor
view, easy access
to restaurants,
shops and galler-
ies. Deeded under-
$599,000 ground parking.


"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset
"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3
"EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 from $335,000
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $ 274,900 "LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $298,000 amenities including barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd
utilities beach & views. From $425,000
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle y2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 uti"CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to Sunset. 2$425,000
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 views. From $425,000.
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000
"LIME TREE BAY BEACHFRONT" 2 Parcels (.79 ac.)
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and with 435' shoreline have their own secluded pocket beach
underground utilities. From $285,000 plus direct access to white sand beach! Approximately
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, 435' shoreline with very gentle grade. GREAT swimming,
well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 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.


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


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VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above AMOROSA A brilliant luscan inspired villa in L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa nearing
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence exudes Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking desirable Pt Rendezvous Smart and efficient completion. 4 master suites, top shelf furnishings,
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000 path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000 design 4BR/40 BA, pool, spa $2,950,000 granite counter tops & travertine floors. $3,450,00(
HOMES


ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor
plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
$1,990,000
BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute
popular vacation rental $769,000
NEW "BLUE CARIBE" Successful short
term rental home with gourmet kitchen and
with views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath guest
cottage in quaint neighborhood. $599,000.
CAROLINA Views t ell maintained
2-unit cotta tI, ALL OFFERS
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ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a
tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay.
3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000.


PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1 x1) masonry home
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, 3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000 water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $1,050,000 home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in ONE OF THE BEST DEALS-N ST. JOHN!
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. LA BELLA VITA ,r villa in the
beaches, cooling breezes $2,175,000. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000 Virgin Gran l i a/ic identical master
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,000
panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for develop- pool deck, 2 AC. suites & mahogany NEW!MILLRIDGEexudesquality, mahogany
ment. $2,950,000 hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA,
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000
views, 3 bdrms w/en suite baths. Open style, Commanding views, year-round sunsets, AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool located in the main building, plus private
3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish while gazing out upon excellent bay views, self-contained guest cottage $2,295,000
tile roof, 1800 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA upper level. Lower level: 2 BR, living area &
Impressive recent renovations $1,195,000. with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 kitchen. A/C. $675,000


COTTAGE One of the least expensive
homes on the market! Great starter home with
room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
masonry home also available. $279,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views
with many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000
CHATEAU MARGOTAprvategated compound
located in Spice Hill, knock your socks off views, 5
BR + guest cottage. 2 acres. $1,950,000.
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
RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board,
& wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000


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Plans for St. John Multi-Purpose Center Getting Dusted OffPage 5Senate Approves Rezoning RequestsPage 7 8th Annual Blues Festival Mar. 17-19Page 6 March 15-21, 2010 Copyright 2010 Senate Removes Garbage Hauling from Island Capital Improvement FundPage 2 Haiti Relief Efforts:Grassroots Concert Fundraiser GHS Collects Tons of SuppliesPages 8 and 9 WAPA’s Planned Coral Bay Reverse Osmosis Plant May Take ShapePage 4 Lionsh Caught Off St. John – Page 3— Local Reef Fish Could Face Serious DangerSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Caroline Rogers

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After 20 years of paying for gar bage hauling, the St. John Capital Improvement Fund will start paying for Love City capital improvements soon. The V.I. Senate approved a measure earlier this year that removed solid waste collection and disposal as authorized uses for the $1.5 million annual St. John Capital Improvement Fund. After being passed by the senate, Governor John deJongh vetoed the measure, claiming that his administration was looking out for Love City, but couldn’t afford to cover the cost of waste hauling to St. Thomas. On Monday, March 8, the 28th Legislature voted almost unanimously to override deJongh’s veto, with the sole vote against the override coming from Senator Usie Richards. Senator at Large Craig Barshinger had been working to retool the fund for months. “It is a very important victory because St. John now actually has a fund which increases every year that can be used for true capital improvements,” said Barshinger. “Every year St. John can count on that money and count on a project. My colleagues understood the plight of St. John in having a Capital Improvement Fund in name only since it was really a trash 2 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 “Awakening the Divine Within” Free Lecture Set for March 17Island residents can participate in a free lecture with visiting teachers Chinello and Nadira Seeram-Haney, two of guru Sri Kaleshwar’s senior teachers who will be coming to St. Thomas and St. John to give healings, teach classes and give lectures on some of the divine teachings passed on to them. They will speak on “Awakening the Divine Within” using the lecture on St. John will be on Wednesday, March 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the great room of the lower campus of the Gifft Hill School and on St. Thomas on Friday, March 19, at Antilles School. This is a special opportunity being brought here in the Virgin Islands so don’t miss out. For more info call Suki at 642-3739.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam LynchThe $1.5 million annual fund will no longer be used to haul trash from St. John to St. Thomas. The V.I. Public Services Commission, in conjunction with The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, announce the kick-off of a new state-wide reality contest called the paign. The contest will identify one family from the Virgin Islands with a family income no greater than $50,000. That family will compete with other families from each state in an Energy Conser vation Challenge from April through June of 2010 in an effort to become the family that conserves the most energy in the U.S.A. computer webcam in order to document their conservation efforts and participate live on their own video blog. The winning family will receive payment of their electric bill for three months. For more information contact Lorna Nichols, PSC public rebodycanserve.org.PSC Reality Contest Winner Will Have Electric Bill Paid for Three MonthsContinued on Page 16 The Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the Department of Education, Department of Health, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and Lutheran Social Services, will host Child Find, a free developmental screening for children The screening will be on Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St. John. For more information, contact Bonnie Roy at 774-4399 or Maureen Moorehead at 718-7997.Children’s Health Screening Mar. 26Senate Removes Garbage Hauling from Capital Improvement Fund Uses 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 Sis Frank, Eliza Magro, Afrika Anhtony, Chuck Pishko, Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine, Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik, 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 Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2010All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 Friends of V.I. National Park were forced to reschedule two New dates have been selected for both seminars and spaces Wednesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can search for reptiles along the Reef Bay Trail with reptile expert Dr. Renata Platenberg, and enjoy a boat ride on the Sadie Sea back to Cruz Bay. The Fish ID Sail will be on Tueday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can become citizen scientists on board the sailboat Calypso sign up today.Reptile Hike Seminar Rescheduled

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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 3 Thursday, March 18th INDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............20 Community Calendar .........18 Crossword Puzzle ...............18 Ferry Schedules .................20 Letters ...........................14-15 Obituary ..............................14 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 Senator at Large Reports ...12This eight-inch juvenile tween Waterlemon Cay and Thread Needle Point off the North Shore. V.I. National area for several days before actually spotting and catch St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Caroline Rogers First Conrmed Lionsh Captured Off St. John— Local Reef Fish Could Face Serious DangerBy Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds City and V.I. National Park personnel are mobilish a population in St. John waters. come in over the past few months; however, a “very credible report” from Maho Bay Watersports a few weeks ago spurred the VINP to take notice, explained VINP Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon. Waterlemon Cay and Thread Needle Point, east of Waterlemon,” said Boulon. “They gave us a pretty good description of where they saw it.” The report came in late on a Friday after noon, and with no divers available, the VINP was not able to conduct its search until the following Tuesday, when divers came up empty. Boulon was called again on Monday, March 8, when St. John resident Ernest Matthias reed by Maho Bay Watersports. Matthias tried in was unsuccessful. “We went the following Tuesday morning (March 9), and bam, we went into the water and there it was,” said Boulon. “I think it had been kind of spooked from being chased around the day before, but we caught it and brought it back in.” sex was not able to be determined, represents the beginning of what could evolve into a very ribbean in growing numbers since they were likely introduced to the oceans surrounding Florida during the devastation of 1992’s Hur ricane Andrew. The Bahamas, which is grappling with a which is “very high,” according to Boulon. don’t know that it presents a danger. “We have nave prey,” said Boulon. “They Continued on Page 16“Some studies there show the Somebody who works Bahamas said they – Rafe Boulon, Chief of Resource Management, Virgin Islands National Park

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A major utility project planned in the Fortsberg area of Coral Bay seems to be taking shape despite a lack of information available from government agencies. ing forward with their plan to build a reverse osmosis plant on a parcel of land located on the Usher Key side of Fortsberg in Coral Bay, according to several residents familiar with the project. Architectural services have been obtained and a St. Croix-based company has already been conducting environmental feasibility tests in the area, according Plans for the project include installing intake and the harbor in order to provide water to Reliance Housing Foundation’s recently completed affordable housing complex in Calabash Boom, according to a Coral Bay resident. an r/o plant in the Coral Bay area almost two years ago, details about the project have remained sketchy. Moreland did not return repeated phone calls requesting comment, while a Department of Planning and knowledge of a planned r/o plant in Coral Bay. “I spoke with Carl Howard and he has nothing on said DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielson. “There is no permit application and Carl has no knowledge of a reverse osmosis plant being constructed or being planned to be constructed in Coral Bay.” Several Coral Bay residents, however, had a lot more information than that. Puerto Rico at a pre-application meeting for the project months ago,” said a Coral Bay resident. “Bio Impact was out there in December looking at the area. They did not say how far out the pipes were going to run, but they did say that they want to run a distribution pipe across the bay to the Reliance develop ment.” “They are also planning to bring a pipe back from Fortsberg to the Estate Emmaus area,” said the resident. One thing that is known for sure is the funding source for the project, which has been in WAPA’s coffers for years. During a visit to St. John in April 2008, then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne awarded WAPA a $981,000 grant to construct an r/o plant in Coral Bay. “We’re still in negotiations, so I couldn’t tell you where the property is we’re looking at right now,” WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge said in April 2008 about possible locations for the project. “The grant will cover everything — securing the land, installing pipes and building a 1,000 gallon stor age tank — except the actual reverse osmosis plant,” Hodge told the Tradewinds in 2008. “We’ll start producing 50,000 gallons a day and increase to about By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When Senator at Large Craig Barshinger hosted an essay contest in February to celebrate Black History Month, it was Love City students who submitted the most material. Barshinger hosted contests at several schools across the ter ritory, choosing four winners from each school. At the Julius E. Sprauve School the winners were Adaeja Meade, Jamekiah Wiltshire, Khaleilah Krall and Joseph Thomas. The focus of the contest was to get students excited about and inspired by black history, explained Barshinger. “Black history gives our St. John youth a chance to look into the many achievements that people of color have brought to our society and also practice their writing and research skills,” Barshinger said. “We had the best participation on St. John than any other island. We’re really proud of them.” large, he plans to make it a tradition. said the senator at large. “We want to reach out to our schools to encourage our students to develop to their fullest potential. Every see how they can soar.”4 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatSenator at Large Craig Barshinger with the Julius E. Sprauve School essay contest winners.Continued on Page 17St. John Students Write Impressive Essays on Black History Month – DPNR spokesperson Jamal NielsonWAPA’s Planned Coral Bay Reverse Osmosis Plant May Be Taking Shape 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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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 5 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After collecting dust for more than 20 years, a long-dormant plan to construct a multipurpose center in Cruz Bay might just be getting new life again soon. Plans for a St. John multipur pose center, which include an indoor basketball court, stage, kitch en, meeting rooms and dorms for visiting sports teams, were drawn by architect Doug White more than 20 years ago. The plans date back to the administration of Governor Alexander Farrelly, when Darlin Brin was the Commissioner of Conservation, the government agency which pre-dated the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. A master plan for the island was created in the mid-1980s under Far relly, which called for a commu nity center to be constructed in the Cruz Bay area, explained White. “When the master plan for the island was crafted, it was always planned to have a community center in Cruz Bay and 20 years later it seems like we might get it,” said White. The government put out a request for proposals and White won the bid to provide architectural services. Working with a design advisory committee, White ensured that the community center was exactly what the community wanted, he explained. “The advisory committee included a wide spectrum of St. John people,” White said. “Former St. John Administrator Bill Lomax was a key member of the committee and a lot of other people weighed in too. We really tried to incorporate everyone’s needs.” The planning phase of the project alone took months and resulted in plans for a comprehensive multipurpose center with a 1,200 seating capacity auditorium, additional meeting rooms, a full size indoor basketball court and parking for 90 vehicles. The building would also be suitable as a hurricane shelter in the event of a disaster. The plans call for the center to be built on government land near the Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ cur rent location. The tennis courts would remain, and the two-story multipurpose center building would be situated nearby. The entrance to the building would be accessed via the side street near St. Ursula’s Church. About $200,000 was spent on the plans and the community center was to be constructed with money from the St. John Capital Improvement Fund. While it seemed like the Cruz Bay multipurpose center was a changed everything. When the from the St. John Capital Improvement Fund was transferred to the Department of Public Works to put In the 20 years since then, the $1.5 million annual St. John Capital Improvement Fund was paid to Penn’s Trucking for hauling St. John trash to the St. Thomas landLast week, however, the fund March 8, the V.I. Senate voted almost unanimously to return the St. John Capital Improvement Fund to St. John for capital improvements, not trash hauling. With a new source of funding available for the long-promised multipurpose center in Cruz Bay, it seems White’s plans might be getting dusted off soon. Despite sitting on a shelf for two decades, the multipurpose center plans are still viable, according to White. “The idea was to develop a community center for St. John that was really workable and wouldn’t be out of date for years and years,” White said. “We knew this could take some time to build, so we intentionally created the plans to still be valid years down the road. We haven’t outgrown these plans.” Attempting to resuscitate the Plans for St. John Multipurpose Center Getting Dusted Off crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Sports Massage Soft-tissue Injuries Energy WorkLina GuildLicensed Massage Therapist 776-6223 Doug White drew plans two decades ago for a Cruz Bay multipurpose center to be constructed near the Bureau of Motor Vehicles parking lot, at left.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam LynchContinued on Page 17

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6 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 Get Ready To Boogie — Eighth Annual St. John Blues Festival Kicks Off Mar. 17 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds It’s March on St. John and that means only one thing. The blues will take over Love City this week culminating with a big concert in day night, March 20. Starting on Wednesday, March 17, Steve and Helen Simon will host the Eighth Annual Johnny Walker St. John Blues Festival with performances scheduled across the island through Sunday, March 21. Simon’s passion for the blues and his impeccable musical taste with world-class performers and this year is no different. “I am really blessed when it comes to the blues because whenever I plan a concert I always focus on ‘who would I like to go see’ and I just make a list of my favorite performers of the day and call them up and book them,” said Simon. “It also makes it a lot easier for me as I book my concerts a year in advance so the entertainers I want to see are usually available with that much advance notice.” This year’s blues festival lineup includes such acts as Deanna Bogart, The Ford Blues Band, JP Soars and the Red Hots, The Ty Curtis Band, Billy Gibson, EG Kight, Shakura S’Aida, JT Lauritsen and Washboard Jo. The music ranges from Bogart, who rocks a boogie piano blues mixed with modern sounds, to the Norwegian JT Lauritsen, who will open the festival on March 17 at the Sun Dog Cafe at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m. that night The Beach Bar will feature Groove Thang. The fun moves out to Coral Bay on Thursday night, when Island Blues will host Deb Callahan and Reverend Raven and The Chain Smoking Altar Boys will rock Aqua Bistro. Both shows start at 8 p.m. Both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay Friday, March 19, when Reverend Raven takes his show to The Beach Bar and Shipwreck Landing hosts the James Cobb Blues Band. While gearing up for the big Saturday night concert in the Cor feature the Skinny Legs Blues Revue starting at 3 p.m. “St. John is going to rock Satur day night like it never rocked before,” said Simon. “I think that everyone is going to be blown away by the energy and the talent that is going to entertain us.” “After last year’s amazing blues festival I decided that for 2010 I was going to double up on the amount of performers we would present and I can’t believe it’s actually about to happen,” said Simon. “The line-up almost gets me dizzy just thinking about it.” The festival wraps up on Sunday, March 21, at The Beach Bar at 4 p.m. with surprise guests artists expected all night. Simon has been throwing the biggest blues party on St. John for eight years now and it has become the most anticipated entertainment event on the island. “When I started this adventure eight years ago I really had no idea how everyone would take to it and now it has become the single largest entertainment destination event in the Virgin Islands and everyone The night is also a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of St. John which staffs the concession bar, Simon added. Despite all the work, Simon has as much fun during the St. John Blues Festival as the crowd. “I am very proud of St. John and it is truly an island wide effort to put this on each year and I am just thrilled to be the Blues Boss for a week on my beloved island,” he said. Tickets for the March 20 concert, $25 in advance and $30 at the door, go on sale on March 17 at both Connections locations and Chelsea Drugs at The Marketplace and Red Hook. Five dollar safari taxi rides will be available all night long from Cruz bay to Coral Bay and back to Cruz Bay. Also a 1 a.m. ferry will run to Red Hook after the show from Cruz Bay to bring blues fans back to Rock City. For more information check out stevesimonpresents.com. 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 Woodworker Avelino Samuel and painter Kimberly Boulon pose in front of Boulon’s painting of Francis Bay during an opening reception for the two St. John artists at Bajo el Sol on Friday, March 5. The gallery will feature the artists’ work throughout the month.Photo by William StelzerSamuel and Boulon at Bajo el Sol Gallery

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds St. John is one step closer to getting a closer to earning some much-needed money thanks to the V.I. Legislature’s approval of two zoning requests on Tuesday, March 9. The Senate unanimously approved the Boynes family’s request to rezone its 7,800 square foot parcel, located at 131 Estate Contant and Enighed, from R-4 to B-2 for the construction of a three-story building, with space to be leased to the U.S. Postal very smoothly,” said Senator at Large Craig Barshinger. “It wasn’t really contentious because all the property’s neighbors agreed and there were no opponents.” The rezoning is a major step in the move has outgrown its current facility located in the heart of Cruz Bay. The USPS initially signed a lease with the Boynes family in May 2007. ity, which were unveiled at a January 2007 town meeting, called for a 6,000 square foot to 15 second-story parking spaces for post “The rezoning opens the door for the Boynes family to offer the U.S. Postal Ser will have at least eight parking spaces, and be adjacent to the 150 parking spaces that we have funded for the V.I. Port Authority to create imminently at the Enighed Pond,” said Barshinger. “Because nobody came out against it, I call it a good thing.” Barshinger was not as happy with the rezoning of Grande Bay’s 0.26-acre lot, 3Abc in Cruz Bay, from W-1 to R-4 for the construction of six condos in the luxury condominium development’s building E, which has already been built out as an empty shell. A zoning variance was also approved by the Legislature, which will allow developer Bay Isle Associates to construct an on-site sundry shop. Bay Isle’s rezoning request was passed by a narrow 8-7 margin. ture’s March 4 hearing in favor of the rezoning, with just one person testifying against Bay Isle. Numerous residents expressed their disapproval of the proposed rezoning to Barshinger outside the hearing, according to the senator at large; however, their passion did not match the level with which Sirenusa development’s rezoning request, he explained. “It was no longer the passion that people had with Sirenusa,” said Barshinger. “We against the Grande Bay rezoning, but they were against it in a casual way. If even 15 to 20 people from the St. John community had shown up at the hearing in opposition, the rezoning would have failed.” While residents have loudly protested Bay Isle’s development tactics in the past, it’s possible that the St. John community is move on, Barshinger added. The senator at large expressed his concern over the additional pressure that Grande Bay’s six new condos and sundry shop will place on the island’s infrastructure. “We’re already busting at the seams,” he said. “Our infrastructure cannot handle the density in Cruz Bay.” Neighboring property owner Liza Trey, who is suing Bay Isle for alleged zoning violations at the Grande Bay development, St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 7 Post Ofce Rezoning Passes Unanimously; Grande Bay Rezoning Passes by Narrow Margin – Liza Trey, neighoring property ownerContinued on Page 17

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8 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School sea navigation students have been hitting the seas in style and collecting much needed items for Haitians suffer ing in the wake of the devastating earthquake that rattled the island nation in January. GHS sea navigation class, taught by Bill Henderson, has been collecting canned food items, medical supplies and more for the earthquake relief effort. “We have literally collected tons of items for Haiti,” said Henderson. “There is everything from hundreds and hundreds of pounds of rice to blood transfusion bags, linens, clothing and construction materials.” The collected items will be sailed to Haiti by a convoy of vessels scheduled to head to the island later this month, according to Henderson. take the items to Haiti,” he said. “We’re talking to about a half a dozen sailors now who are inter Storage on Site donated a container to hold the collection at GHS for about a month as students from every class added to the effort, Henderson explained. “The kids were great,” he said. “Every single class participated and we had to re-pack the container three or four times because there was so much stuff. It was great.” Last week, the sea navigation students — who usually ply the waters in Henderson’s friends boats — got a special treat. “We had the kids in a cruise ship last week,” said Henderson. “We were supposed to go out with friends, but things didn’t work out. We were down on the dock and the cruise ship Sea Dream was in so I contacted the bridge tour the ship.” “It was probably about 400 to 500 feet long and they gave us a great tour,” said the GHS teacher. “The kids loved it. They took us up to the bridge and gave us a tour of all their navigation and electronic equipment.” The sea navigation class at GHS has been a popular elective since Henderson launched it last year. About 13 different local boaters have donated their time and use of their vessels to take the students out, Henderson explained. “We generally go out every other week on the water,” he said. “We try to have classroom time one week and then sail the next week. We’ve gone out on 13 different boats and there have been almost 30 adult volunteers who have helped with the class.” “It’s really been a lot of fun and it’s going to continue to be because there is a lot of interest in it,” said Henderson.GHS Sea Navigation Collects Tons of Supplies for Haiti Earthquake Relief St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Jill DarnleyVolunteers and students help Bill Henderson, at far left, load a container with items donated for the earthquake relief effort. WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After joining a Haiti relief fund raising concert on St. Thomas last month, members of the popular reggae band Inner Visions decided to host a concert of their own right here on Love City. Quickly putting the show together on Saturday, February 27, the Grassroots Haiti Relief Concert raked in almost $6,000 for Doctors Without Borders. “In the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, we were invited to play at a concert fundraiser in St. Thomas,” said Philip “Grasshopper” Pickering. “The concert was from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and we were supposed to be the last band to play. We thought it was silly to have a concert that started at 9 a.m. and we were a little upset by it.” The band mates talked things over and decided to take matters into their own hands. “We thought if you have a concert that starts later in the day and lasts until later in the night, you would have a lot more support,” said Pickering. “We were talking about it and said, ‘let’s just do our own.’ We thought the only problem would be the sound system.” One quick call to Cool Sessions solved that problem, Pickering added. “I said if we talk to Cool Sessions and they say we can use their sound system, then it’s a go,” Pickering said. “Cool Session said of course, so we jumped ahead planning the concert.” After word got out that Inner Visions was putting a Haiti relief concert together, most St. John musicians signed up to join. “Everyone jumped on board,” said Pickering. “They got us a stage and lent us some lights and we had so many musicians volunteer to join the concert. It was a true community effort.” There was no entrance fee for the concert, but audience members were asked to donate to the cause. Local artisans were asked to make a donation to set up booths with their wares and a concession stand also raised money for the effort. In total $5,720 was raised at the concert, with most of the funds headed to Doctors Without Borders. “There was no entry fee — this was all straight up donations,” said Pickering. “We decided to donate to Doctors Without Borders after looking at a lot of different organizations. When I read what the doctors were doing and how most of it is all volunteer, I was really impressed.” “They go out and deal with the physical problems,” said Picker ing. “Without your health you have nothing. That is why we decided to go with Doctors Without Borders.” A portion of the concert’s proceeds — about $250 — was donated to the American Red Cross for its Haiti relief efforts, Picker ing added. The hardest working reggae band on St. John has also had its own plate full getting a new CD Tempo. The new CD, “Staying Alive” should be out in the next few months and keep an eye out for Inner Visions’ new music video on Tempo within the next few weeks, according to Pickering. The group plays each Thursday night at Sputnik’s in Coral Bay and plans to schedule gigs in Cruz Bay soon.St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottInner Visions members Phillip “Grasshopper” Pickering, left, and Alvin “Jupiter” Pickering, right, show off the funds raised for Haiti earth quake relief from the concert.Grassroots Haiti Relief Concert Rakes in Almost $6,000 for Earthquake Victims

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10 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 COMING SOON: 10th WagapaloozaBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds If Fido doesn’t mix well with others, hates going to the veterinarian or just needs a manners reminder, the Animal Care Center is coming to the rescue. Following up on last Septem ber’s Responsible Dog Ownership Day — which drew about 100 pet owners — the ACC is bringing two American Kennel Club certicourse on St. John. The Canine Good Citizen Cer ers and their furry friends all about proper dog behavior, explained ACC education chairperson Paul Jordan. “The course is to see if the dog owners are responsible and to determine if the dogs themselves are Canine Good Citizens,” said Jor dan. “The course is basically dog training lessons which will cover how the dog reacts to other people, how the dog reacts to other dogs and how the dog reacts to being handled by a veterinarian, for example, or a young child.” Starting on Wednesday, March 24, the course will meet weekly weeks. A graduation, and awarding of the Canine Good Citizen “At the end of the course the dog will take a 10-stage test,” said Jordan. “We’ll ask the owner to walk the dog past another person and then past another person with a dog. We will also ask the owner if the dog can be handled.” “You don’t want the dog to cower or snap,” Jordan said. “This allows the examiners to know if the dog will react badly to a visit to the vet and if they can look in its ears, etc.” of the course will monitor how a dog reacts when its owner is out of sight, Jordan added. “All of the dogs are always on a leash for the entire class and when we go through all the tests,” he said. when a dog owner hands the leash to an examiner and tells the dog to sit. If the dog is well behaved, then the owner walks around the corner and out of the dog’s sight.” “If the dog can remain sitting for two minutes with its owner out of sight, then the dog passes the test,” said Jordan. The Good Canine Course is based on positive reinforcement, not punishment, explained the ACC education chairperson. “There is no punishment in the course,” said Jordan. “The dogs are rewarded for proper behavior but they are never punished.” The course is open to all dogs older than puppy age who have all their shots. The Canine Good Citizen class, John, is a great way for dog owners to learn proper training methods, explained Jordan, who used to show English bull terriers back in the states. “One of our goals at the ACC and especially our education goal is to teach responsible ownership,” said Jordan. “We want to teach how to train your dog properly and how to expect a well-trained dog to behave.” The cost of the class is only $50, which is a tax deductible donation to the ACC. Any dog who fails the test its skills again in May, Jordan added. “If anyone needs more practice, we’re going to have makeup test at Wagapalooza in May,” said Jordan. “So any dog who takes the to get their skills down.” Pet owners can register for the course at the ACC. Call Jordan at 513-3703 for more information. St. John Tradewinds Mark those calendars — the Animal Care Center will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wagapalooza on Saturday, May 22. the extravaganza will be in Cruz Bay. Wagapalooza, or Waga as it’s affectionately called, is a one-of-a-kind dog show that could only take place on St. John. Categories for judging dogs don’t in the least resemble AKC-approved categories, and this year’s categories will be announced very soon so that dog owners can start preparing costumes (for dogs or for dogs and their owners) and begin practicing tricks, smooches, leaps and poses for photos. were hosted at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay until the event grew to such proportions that a larger venue was needed. It was transferred to the ball As a result, new attendees from Cruz Bay came as well as the faithful from Coral Bay. proximity to the dock, guests also started to arrive from St. Thomas. ACC’s history documents the birth and growth of Wagapalooza a unique creation. Wagapalooza was initiated by Jen and Jeff Donnelly, along with Moe Chabuz and Doug Sica. Joe Palminteri worked with the Donnellys on creating the zany nature of the fundraiser for the ACC. Dr. Laura Palminteri of Canines, Cats and Critters was among the original judges. In observance of the 10th anniversary year, co-chair women Monica Munroe and Karin Schlesinger are hatching some special plans. Wagapalooza is the ACC’s primary fundraiser, so mark those calendars and plan to attend. 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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 11 St. John Tradewinds The Fourteenth Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament will be March 26, 27 and 28 Cruz Bay. All proceeds from the sponsorship of innings and the sale of commemorative t-shirts will support the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund. Money raised from the food Love City Pan Dragons Steel Youth Orchestra in honor of Ruby. Since 1996 the fund has paid out $106,500 in scholarship awards. Additional money has electronic scoreboard, grading and furbishing of the concession stand and bleachers. Come out and support this fun event as high school girl players from St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix and Tortola compete for the much coveted tournament title. Winning team is awarded a $2,500 scholarship for their school, so the competition is tough. Innings are for sale at $100 each, a game is $700 a scholar ship is $2,500. Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of each inning and during the games. To sponsor an inning, a game, a scholarship, or just make a donation, please make a check payable to RRSF Inc. Mail or drop off at Connections in Cruz Bay at 776-6922 or Coral Bay 779-6922. Visa, Master Card, Amex and Pay Pal will also be accepted. For more infomration call 693-8069.Annual Ruby Tourney Mar. 26-28 With only about two months of construction left, the Cruz Bay roundabout is shaping up — the circle was poured last week and should be wrapping up soon as well.St. JohnTradewinds News Photos by Adam Lynch St. John Tradewinds Department of Health Commissioner Julia Sheen advises the public of recent reports of conjunctivi tis, commonly referred to as pink eye, in the territory and is urging residents to seek medical attention if they feel they have contracted the infection. While pink eye can be an irritat ing condition, it is usually harmless to one’s sight and typically doesn’t require extensive or emergency treatment. However, because it can be highly contagious for as long as two weeks after signs and symptoms begin, it’s important to seek diagnosis and treatment early. Parents are urged to keep chil dren with pink eye from child care facilities or school until symptoms have cleared, Sheen said. infection of the transparent mem brane (conjunctiva) that lines the eyelid and part of the eyeball. It is characterized by redness and a gritty sensation in the eye, along with itching. Often, a discharge forms a crust on eyelashes.DOH Issues Advisory on Pink Eye

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12 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 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 St. John Tradewinds Huge things happened for St. John last week in the V.I. Senate. The Legislative Session was held for two grueling days on March 8 and 9. This is the time when all the committee hearings, research and preparations come together and your senators actually enact or reject the laws that we have been working on. The biggest victory was the override of the governor’s veto on a St. John issue. As mentioned in my last report, in December I had successfully moved legislation to protect the St. John Capital Improvement Fund from withdrawals for operational expenses such as trash hauling. Such operational expenses should of course be paid from operating budgets, leaving the Capital Improvement Fund intact for important uses such as constructing a St. John community center, public market, or school — real capital projects that St. John needs and deserves. The governor vetoed this cor recting legislation, you expressed outrage, and I asked you to contact all your senators and urge an override. You did this. An override requires a two-thirds majority, and we met this threshold with a 14-1 vote in favor of the override. Congratulations to all for the hard work and the successful outcome. The Alpine Energy plan to create 48 megawatts of electricity for the next 20 years by burning petcoke and trash was defeated in session. The people of this ter ritory simply were not in favor of this deal, for environmental and economic reasons. The senate rejected the lease of land in Bovoni, signaling an end to this multi-billion dollar deal that seemed better for the off-island contractor than for the people of the Virgin Islands. Once again, the public’s participation, both in learning about the issue and then speaking out, led to the victory. I hope to hear from Alpine and WAPA and WMA shortly, with an improved offer to close our landFuel (RDF) on St. Thomas and on St. Croix, with a 12-megawatt plant sized to burn just our RDF. This would meet the pressing some electricity, and keep the door open for truly renewable alternatives such as solar and wind. Senator-at-Large ReportsBy Senator Craig BarshingerLegislative Session Yields Big Decision WAPA and WMA are to be commended for their work to date. The fact that the people did not accept the deal they proposed last August is not a sign of failure. The deal was well-thought-out and worthy and we rejected it. Now they can take what they learned and come back with a next proposal. I know that people want elec tricity that is 1) less expensive, 2) more reliable, and 3) renewable/ environmentally safe. My senate committee on Economic Development, Energy and Technology will continue to bring energy issues to the public in hearings and town meetings. I intend to make sure that anyone who wants informa tion can get it. The next big victory affects the whole territory, but most signegotiation with Governor John de Jongh, I special-ordered a bill to allow him to send out the 2006 property tax bills at the 1998 rates. So St. John residents can for get about the very expensive bills that they received in 2009; we are going back to the affordable 1998 rates for now. This will also bring in much-needed revenues to run our government services. As I have said all along, “St. John residents are ready and willing to pay their property tax, but only their fair tax.” My legislation to obtain a longis still in committee. Please weigh in on this issue when it comes up for hearings. But for now, we have something we all can live with. I am sad to report that construction has not begun on the 150 parking spaces that the executive branch promised would begin in February. This is not satisfactory. The senate funded this project with $800,000 from a bond issue. I will continue to demand the parking. If you are anxious to see it as well, send us a letter, email, or telephone call. It is also a good strategy to contact the governor’s Leona Smith at 776-6484. Fellow St. John residents, you need this parking, you deserve this parking, and you should demand this parking. Your legislature funded it over six months ago. The solar hot water heater program is picking up steam. As of January 1, any Virgin Islander can get a solar hot water heater at no up-front cost. This is a fantastic deal that will bring rewards for years to come. Contact the V.I. to begin. We have several solar dealer/installers active right on St. John. Welcome to Stuart Smith, our new St. John-St. Thomas planner. Having a full-time DPNR employ ee devoted to shepherding St. John growth in an organized fashion is a wonderful boon. Congratula tions to DPNR for accomplishing this hire. In coming weeks, I’ll be reporting on the trips that Catherine organized for youngsters to learn help of our culture-bearers. We thank the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation for their partnership in this effort that will connect our youth with the traditions and wisdom of our elders. In closing, I would like to ask your input on how you feel about paying $9 for a police report. It that when you are the victim of a crime, you are forced to pay for the report. It is a valid point that this is not a good time to charge money. What do you think on this and similar fees? Contact us at 693-8061. Thanks and congratulations on the many victories won for St. John in the March session. I couldn’t have done it without your help!

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St. JohnTradewinds News Photos by Adam Lynch St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 13 A large crowd decked out in green and shamrocks gathered outside the Quiet Mon Pub at high noon on Saturday, March 13, to watch the Cruz Bay Irish bar’s 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. With the Middle Age Majorettes, an Irish step dancer, motorcycles St. John Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

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14 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 Keeping Track of Crime2009 Homicides: 1 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 5 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 6 2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 Grand Larcenies: 67 Rapes: 1Homicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 5 3rd Degree Burglaries: 12 Grand Larcenies: 11 Rapes: 0 I would like to personally, and on behalf of all St. John residents who care about keeping the beauty of our home, thank Mr. Ira Wade for all he does for our St. John community. There has been a continual eyesore of trash on Gifft Hill Road which has been dragged by pigs and goats from the Susannaberg transfer station down the hill to the road. Last night on the way home, I decided that I just had to do something. It’s bad enough to drive Gifft Hill Road with all the road conditions, but, to daily witness the disgusting litter breaks my heart. This morning as I slowly drove over the road construction, I was amazed to see the hillside and road, clear of trash! I know Ira is short-staffed and Public Works lacks proper equipment to do the job. But, he works tire lessly to address waste management on St. John. We all owe him a big thank you for going above and beyond. Sincerely, Cid HamlingSt. John Tradewinds On February 8, 2010, Robert Lyle Visel passed away at Schneider Regional Medical Center on St Thomas. He was born in Lancing, Michigan on March 22, 1943. He served his country, in the U.S. Navy, for four years starting in 1960. He was on the destroyer USS The Sullivans on the front line at the Bay of Pigs. Robert became “Bobby” soon after his arrival to St. John in 1969. at the dock and wove bowls, birds, and hats out of coconut palms for the tourist. block of Lignum vitae wood in his pocket for carving. thing. He also loved to read and eat — food was his favorite subject! Not only known as the “life of the party,” he showed kindness and had a smile to everyone. Bobby is survived by his daughter, Crystal Visel Christy; son, Nathan Visel; sisters and brothers, Sally Miller, Mary Ellen Finch, Richard Opper, and James Opper; and most importantly, his “family of friends” here on St. John. We shall all miss his kind heart. A celebration of his life will be hosted at Hawksnest Beach on March 22, from 1 to 5 p.m.Greetings! We, the members of Inner Visions Band, would like our community to know how successful our St. John “Grassroots” fundraiser for Haiti did! On Saturday, February 27, the Winston Wells ball With no actual entrance fee and our vendors giving from their hearts, we were able to raise $5,470 for Doctors Without Borders. In addition we also received a check of $250 for the American Red Cross. Together the grand total of this event raised $5,720 for the needy brothers and sisters of Haiti. We’d like to thank our sponsors: Mr. Ira Wade; Miss Leona Smith; Mr. Lew Henley; the VI Police Department; Cool Sessions Brass for the use of their sound system; Joseph for the lighting; our tabulators (Star Johnson, Joan Thomas, Avis James and, Merle Morton); Elliott Hooper at Tall Ships Printing; Lee at St. John Printing; Alan at St. John Ice (we do apologize for not getting your last names); and all our vendors and fellow musicians. Bands like Cool Sessions Brass, Ah We Band, Wrecktion Band, Michael Beason and Co., Echo People, Slammin’, KoKo and the Sunshine Band, the Pan Dragons, Kat/T-Bird and Wanda, and Percy’s Sound become a reality. We do want to make mention of Chris Carsel and Co. who freely give up their time slot so we could remain within the time allotted for the event. Last but not least is you the community who attended and made this happen in a big way. May the kindness of your hearts be returned in blessings! Blessings, Inner Visions Band The military industry needs to be shut down if this Capitalistic Democracy is going to survive. We can not allow a Capitalistic industry that is based on killing people and making war to continue exist. The whole purpose of that industry is maintain war. Is that something we really need? Everyone in the world is participating in Capital ism, we don’t have any enemies. What we have is a disturbance by a bunch of Muslim bad guys and we go to war with two countries. Terrorism is just a bunch of bad guys, it doesn’t matter if it is an upset employee that shoots up the ing, Muslim or not. All we have to do is make friends with their fami lies, and their families will tell them to stop. As soon as we do that, we can dismantle the military industry, better yet lets not wait. Do you think the industry would like that? They pay a huge amount of money to get the American people to allow them to make money and they pay an even greater amount to Washington to assure they get to stay in business. It is time, for the good of humanity that the American people eliminate this industry. If we don’t we will be standing by, while our government allows a capi talistic industry to severely limit the development of man as a species, which could lead to its extinction. buildings and 2,819 Americans got killed. We started two wars to avenge them. We got at least as many times that many Muslims killed while we fought it.. In America cigarettes kill more than 10 times that many people each year and we don’t go to war to stop the murder. If we can tolerate them maybe we should turn the military industry in to cigarette manufactur ers, at least then they would only kill their own customers. Or if the industry wants to help humanity they could get into renewable energy, space travel or invent an industry that is good of mankind. For thousands of years men were ruled by other men who wanted to go to war — be nice if they just wanted to play basketball. It does not appear that we are getting any better at war and it doesn’t seem to be making us much better as a species. Technology has advanced so far and the population of the world has become so great that wars are becoming a real problem to all of us. This industry need to be shut down. Greg Miller Obituary Letters to St. John Tradewinds

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 15 ISLAND NOTES from the publisherErin Go Braugh to all! — MN Do you know the true face of child abuse? Some may believe it’s denying a child basic needs, punishment to discipline. Child abuse is verbal, emotional, psychological as well as physical. Reacting in frustration to a child’s behavior by tell ing them they resemble every negative attribute of their parent is abuse. Referencing a child’s social or academic challenges and pronouncing them a failure is abuse. The well known adage “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me” is a misconception because sticks and stones can break bones, but words can hurt much more. Emotional, psychological, and verbal abuse are underestimated as the most damaging to the healthy development of children. The effects of demeaning a child’s character are considerable even after the bruises fade, the blood is cleaned up, and broken bones are healed. Some children will believe what is repeated and grow to become what they were told. Children need to be encouraged. Use of constructive reinforcements is ideal: great job; you’re the greatest; I knew you could do it; etc. Children need to be reminded that they can accomplish anything. The practice of thinking before speaking despite anger or frustration is a great exercise. Once a comment is made, it cannot be retracted even if there’s deep regret for what was said. If nothing positive is expected from children, then expect a likewise result in how they develop. Take a moment and think, then speak. Making positive comments about a child before they leave for school and at bedtime is another great habit to develop. If a child can easily remember the words to a song or lines in a movie, they will recall the positive words spoken to them. Any person who knowingly or recklessly causes a child to suffer physical, mental or emotional injury or who knowingly or recklessly causes a child to be placed in a situation where it is reasonably foreseeable that a child may suffer physical, mental or emotional injury or be deprived of any of the basic necessities of March is Professional Social Work Month. Children need for parents, guardians, and caregivers to make a conscience effort to build and/or restore a relationship with them. Perseverance is vital; and there are various resources available for guidance on improving the parent and child bond. The Department of Human Services is a multifac eted agency designed to provide a myriad of services to the mass population. Our Children and Families Protective Unit offers assistance with the challenges involved in healthy child rearing. Our staff is available to meet the needs Together to Make a Difference.” Monife Stout The Department of Human Services Dear Chocolate Hole Homeowner Association Members (ECHLA):Are you tired of bad roads, unfettered development, lack of responsiveness of the ECHLA board and not having a voice? Did you know? road funds are being used for non-road purposes Pond Bay has not provided required ECHLA benefits ECHLA is operating without a budget ECHLA is re-writing its homeowner covenants and restrictions without membership input Safety issues, such as lack of street signs in case of emer gency, are ignored If you want to help correct these issues challenging your property values and membership well-being, the Friends of ECHLA want to help. We need to know each other so we can help each other. Please provide your contact information to the return email address: info@friendsofechla.com Pass the word. During a recent visit with my brother, his wife and their two daughters near Coral Bay, I had the pleasure of joining my nieces for a morning at the St. John Montessori School. I am not usually one to write to a local publication, but felt compelled to compliment the school and the compassionate staff after observing instruction there. I have been a literacy coach and a remedial reading and math specialist in upstate New York for many years. During my tenure in these positions, it became obvious that the primary failing of many educators is the inability to actively engage children in meaning ful activities. All too often teachers “cover” material on an abstract level; talking to the children rather than foster ing their physical and verbal engagement with the target topics. It was such a pleasure to see children discussing academics with the richness of language and focused intensity as was witnessed at St. John Montessori School. Every child knew his/her responsibility to complete tasks, to share their discoveries and to treat one another and the adults in the school with behavior enviable for many grown ups. It was a shocking surprise to see six year olds demonstrating clear understanding of multiplication conthree and four year olds reading and writing, two year every child responsibly maintaining their classroom environment. Quite simply, it was one more unexpected gem found in paradise. Sincerely, Douglas Usher

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as a predator. It’s a real concern if these things get well established, because it will have quite an impopulations.” The Bahamas has not had much population; however, their failure may be due to how expansive and unpopulated the country’s islands are, according to Boulon. While St. John waters may be easier to lend to an easy capture. “Unfortunately, they can be found in anywhere from three feet to 200 feet of water,” said Boulon. “They could be all over the place. The most we can do is try to keep the population as low as we can through monitoring and removal of the animals.” Add to that the fact that a lionone time, or 2.4 million eggs per year, and it’s clear the VINP is facing an uphill battle. near Waterlemon Cay has been pickled, and its stomach contents are being analyzed to determine specimen will be sent off to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration experts, who will attempt to determine which route it took to arrive in the VI. In the meantime, the VINP is asking the public to keep its eyes “We request that people don’t try to handle them, because their spines are very toxic,” said Boulon. “Report the sighting to us, or to V.I. Fish and Wildlife, with as much information on the location and don’t move around much once they have settled down, an accurate description of the location of the sighting can help ensure a capture. In addition to seeking help from the public, the VINP plans to begin monitoring some of the park’s more sensitive habitats, such as mangroves and reef areas. “We’re at the very beginning of this,” said Boulon. “It’s going to be a challenge.”16 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 Senate Removes Garbage Hauling from Capital Improvement FundDevon Tyson, buoy team four divers chasing it from coral head to coral head near Waterlemon Cay. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Rafe Boulon Continued from Page 3First Conrmed Lionsh Caught Off St. JohnContinued from Page 2 hauling fund.” The victory was as much due to Barshinger’s efforts as it was to the community’s efforts, according to the Senator at Large. “This was a victory that was won by St. John residents who mobilized and contacted their senators,” said Barshinger. “When I put out the call for people to lobby their senators, St. John residents came through and every single senator got dozens of calls. That is what tipped the balance.” The $1.5 million annual fund was established in the mid-1980s and was never really used for anything until the Susanaberg 1990, explained St. John resident Steve Black, who has been a staunch supporter of having the St. John Capital Improvement Fund cover the cost of capital improvements for years. “We never really actually received any money,” said Black. “The fund was established in 1986 and we were supposed to get $1.5 million each year. The purpose was to address the fact that St. Thomas was, and still is today, getting the lion’s share of everything that goes on.” “St. Croix and St. John were being neglected,” Black said. “So the senate came up with this plan called the Capital Improvement Fund that was supposed to be for on-going improvements on the islands to make this a little more fair.” Since it was established, however, the funds were never used to pay for St. John capital improvements, Black explained.. “During the [Governor] Far relly administration we never had access to those funds,” he said. “There was always some reason why we didn’t and then came 1990. It was supposed to be the responsibility of Public Works to at large at the time forwarded the idea to fund it through the Capital Improvement Fund.” In total, St. John missed out on about $40 million of money that could have been used to address any number of critical needs, according to Black. “If you calculate the amount of money that we’ve lost it’s about $40 million,” he said. “Could you imagine what St. John would look like if over these years we would have had access to those funds instead of having that money pay for gar bage hauling.” “We don’t have the pretty town and the nice capital improvements that we should have been getting all these years,” said Black. Making the Capital Improvement Fund cover the cost of trash hauling makes no sense since the service comes out of residents’ taxes, Black added. “Not only do we pay for trash services with our taxes, just like St. Croix and St. Thomas, but St. John got an extra tax in the fact that we got singled out as the only island that has to pay for its hauling as well,” said Black. “It’s sad that St. John lost this money so that Public Works and then Waste Management would have access to this money.” “It is the Waste Management Authority’s job to pay for trash hauling out of their $40 million budget,” Black said. “St. John should not be the supporter of the Waste Management Author ity.” With the fund returned to its original intent, the question now is what to do with the money. “A really important part of this is determining what and how these funds can be used,” said Black. “I think it should be a choice of our community to help steer some of these projects. I no longer feel that our government is looking out for the best inter est of St. John.” The funds can be earmarked for any project, once a bill is approved by the senate, Barshinger explained. “Any senator can draft a bill for a proposed use of the funds,” said the senator. “I plan on sponsoring a bill to use this money for capital improvements on St. John, of which there is not shortage of needs.”

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WAPA’s Planned Coral Bay Reverse Osmosis PlantSt. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 17 then we’ll look to expand.” dent George Bush, Kempthorne spoke about his commitment to improving the quality of life in the Coral Bay area. “With the exception of a small well, Coral Bay does not have public fresh water,” Kempthorne said during a speech in April 2008 on St. John. “There are about 300 low-to-medium income residents moving out there. The average homeowner spends $700 a year on fresh water.” to Coral Bay,” Kempthorne continued. “We are committed to improving the standard of living here on St. John. We care deeply about the USVI.” While the water might be welcome on shore, some residents are wondering how the project would affect the resources under the water. “Not only is the area sensitive because of reefs and sea grass beds, but there is limited circulation,” said Rafe Boulon, V.I. National Park’s chief of resource management. “I haven’t seen any good circulation studies that show anything but surface water being pushed around by the wind. That would make the area facility.” “The discharge will be slightly warmer and have a higher saline content so it would descend and not stay near the surface,” Boulon said. “Also, that area is close to Hurricane Hole which is part of the protected Coral Reef National Monument. Hurricane Hole is one of the last remaining pristine mangrove habitats anywhere in the Virgin Islands.” fore it does move forward WAPA would need approval from several agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Environmental Protection Agency. Friday, March 5 4:04 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident r/ an auto accident. Auto accident. 6:20 p.m. A citizen r/ he was assaulted by an adult male with a rock to his head. Assault in the third. 7:30 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that he was ver bally abused and threatened by an adult male. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, March 6 12:23 p.m. A citizen c/r an overturned vehicle on Center line Road. Auto accident. 10:15 a.m. A Caneel Bay Apartments resident p/r she had an altercation with another female. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 3:10 p.m A visitor from Massachusetts p/r that he lost his beach bag. Lost bag. 5:12 p.m. Central Dispatch r/ that a vehicle ran off the road in the area of Estate Zooten vaal. Auto accident. 7:41 p.m. A citizen p/ requesting medical attention for his injuries. Police assistance. Sunday, March 7 4:42 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that his wife passed away at his home. D.O.A. 10:58 a.m. A visitor r/ that a tree branch damaged his rental vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 11:54 a.m. A visitor from Georgia r/ that she parked her rental car and it was hit. Hit and run. 4:15 p.m. A citizen r/ an overturned vehicle in the area of Supreme Corner. Auto accident. 5:16 p.m. A citizen r/ an establishment in Cruz Bay playing loud music. Loud music. Monday, March 8 1:06 a.m. A citizen r/ he was bitten by a dog in the area of Coral Bay. Dog bite. 8:30 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ a burglary. Burglary in the second. 5:41 p.m. A citizen c/r a grand larceny. Grand larceny. T uesday, March 9 5:55 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ someone threw a rock in her vehicle window causing damage to the vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 5:56 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ someone damaged his vehicle with a rock. Damage to a vehicle. 8:50 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that her husband is violating a court order. Court order violation. 10:15 a.m. Central Dispatch r/ a disturbance at the Boulon Center. Simple assault. 4:00 p.m. A citizen r/ a two vehicle accident in the area of the Pine Peace basketball court. Auto accident. 4:59 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance of the peace in Estate Enighed. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 5:09 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ a disturbance at her neighbor’s house. Distur bance of the peace, D.V. 7:24 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ a disturbance at the Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 9:18 p.m. An employee of Spyglass in Wharfside Village r/ a disturbance. Police assistance. W ednesday, March 10 12:35 p.m. The owner of the New to You shop c/r a bur glary at the establishment. Bur glary in the second. 2:36 p.m .An Estate Pastory resident r/ that she is being verbally abused. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 6:46 p.m. A citizen r/ that a male struck him with a cane. Simple assault. Thursday, March 11 8:50 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that a citizen got into a verbal altercation with him. Disturbance of the peace. 6:33 p.m. A citizen r/ a suspicious vehicle. Suspicious activity.Emergency Land Line: 911 Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110was disheartened to hear of the rezoning’s approval. “Although this decision does not have any bearing on my case, it is disheartening and disappointing that there is such disregard for the law,” said Trey. “Every one who has been, is or will be involved with Grande Bay will appear in court and explain in full detail how the entire development meets the Virgin Islands zoning law. To date, no one has explained how this project is deemed to be legal construction.” Barshinger urged residents to continue to act as watchdogs to ensure Grande Bay, and all other island development, is done to code and according to per permit issued by DPNR, which are available to the public for review, he added. Continued from Page 4 project, White and Cruz Bay multipurpose center supporter Norman Gledhill recently met with Senate President Louis Patrick Hill and Hill’s St. John liaison Bonny Corbeil. Hill was more than receptive to the plan, according to Gledhill. always hope to come out with a better feeling,” said Gledhill. “After meeting with Senate President Hill, I think we came out with a big jump and my feet haven’t hit the ground yet.” “He was very enthusiastic about the plan and Bonny helped tremendously,” Gledhill said. “The senator even called his secretary on St. Thomas to put a bill nance this.” The multipurpose center is expected to cost between $8 and $10 million, according to Gledhill. Giving St. John groups a direct voice to Senator Hill is exactly what Corbeil was hired to do, she explained. make Senator Hill aware of all the different planning that has been done through the years by different groups and people that really didn’t come to fruition,” said Corbeil. “So many people have tried to do good things but then a new administration comes in and, as citizens, we’re back to square one. We can educate people about the work that has already been done.” A more recent idea for an island community center has been growing in the ranks of the St. John Community Foundation. The group envisioned building a multipurpose center on land it owns on Gift Hill near the Belleuve Village community. SJCF’s plan was raised at a February town meet ing hosted by Corbeil, and while Hill was on St. John recently he met with SJCF members as well, Corbeil added. “At the town meeting SJCF members talked about land they own on Gift Hill and about a way to get a multipurpose center built,” said Corbeil. “Senator Hill wanted to meet with the SJCF board of directors and I thought it would be good to meet with Norm and Doug too since they did so much work on this back during the Farrelly administration.” While it remains to be determined which location would be ideal for a multipurpose center, there seems to be agreement that such a facility is needed. “Personally as a citizen, I think we need to let our kids know how much we think of them and we can do that by building a proper community center for our kids and for all of our residents,” said Corbeil. “Both of the plans are actually really different animals. But a community center is general would be a great way to unit our island.” “I really see this as a wonderful way to unite our whole community and give us a place to host meet ings with large groups of people,” Corbeil said. “I think a community center is something that we’ve needed for a long time.”Plans for Multi-purpose Center Getting Dusted OffContinued from Page 5Legislature Passes P.O., Grande Bay Rezoning RequestsContinued from Page 7

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18 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 OFF TO A GREAT START studio 4 News bits 15 Oom- — (tuba sounds) 20 Skater Hughes 21 Wheel cover 22 Writer Dinesen 23 Migraine, e.g. 26 “It’s worth —” 27 Slightly tart brew 28 “Bus Stop” playwright William 31 Business sch. subject 37 Deep desire 38 Knife of infomercials 41 Syrup source 42 Some wind instruments 43 Hopeful 44 — and turn 48 Pigeon noise 50 “You — kiddin’!” “Tuff Enuff,” with “the” 57 “There was — woman who lived ...” runner-up Adam 60 Tomcat, e.g. 61 Buzzy insect 63 “Do — favor ...” 64 “Let’s see ...” 65 “This — recording” 68 Drastic actions 74 German or French article 75 Communist Mao — -tung 76 Impair 77 Add- — (peripherals) 78 Actor Damon 80 Pudding option 83 — Domingo Wyman and Rock Hudson (“Help yourself”) 102 Roald Dahl kids’ book 107 With 118-Down, anonymous guy 108 Cato’s 403 110 Secluded 114 “Pet” plant 115 Nickname of baseball’s Ted Williams, with “the” 120 Be very mad 121 Siouan tribesmen 122 Reverse of WNW 123 City of Iowa 124 Like beer or bread dough 125 Prevent, legally 126 Unfamiliar DOWN 1 Multicolored 2 Crete locale 3 Latter-day Saint 4 “Spring — the air” 5 Successor of Roosevelt 6 Cedar Point’s lake 7 Parrot types 8 “Keep it down” 10 Poke 11 Pro hoopsters 12 Duke’s NCAA div. 13 “— -di-dah!” 14 Form a word 15 Lounges with ivoryticklers 16 Celestial body 17 Rigid contact 18 Pilot’s place 25 Austrian “a” 30 — Jima 33 “I’m — here!” 34 Aspect 35 “Shape — ship out!” 36 Sept. clock setting 40 Sch. in Manhattan 43 Queen, e.g. 45 Resistance unit 46 U-boat, e.g. 47 Smile evilly 51 Celebrated 52 Have — to grind 53 Lightning bits 54 Inuit’s ride 55 Horse-pulled cart 56 Theories 61 Sarajevo site 62 Before, to a sonneteer 64 Fowl female 65 Rial earner 66 Brief tussle 67 — Martin (car make) 70 Apple Store computer 71 Neck backs 72 Old Dead Sea kingdom 73 Sch. in Amherst 80 Rikki- — -tavi 82 Kramer of sitcomdom 84 Israel’s Begin 85 Trout — (nut-crusted 87 Transgress 88 Halt 100 Brie or feta 101 President Jackson 103 Spacek of “Carrie” 104 Artist Claude 105 Apple-cheeked 106 Day before Sat. 107 Winter mo. 111 Speck 112 Jelly or jam alternative 113 Talk like Daffy Duck 116 “Big Top — Wee” 117 Grassy area 118 See 107-Across PREMIER Crossword W ednesday, March 17 The St. John free lecture to be on March 17 at Trinidad Char lie’s house. Please call Suki Buckhalter at 642-3739 for more information and directions to lecture. March 17-21 Steve Simon’s eighth annual blues festival will rock St. John from March 17 through 21. Saturday, March 20 Vie’s Campground on the East End. Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 18 The Fourteenth Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tour nament will be March 26, 27 and 28 at the Winston Wells ball Friday, March 26 The Department of Human Services, in conjunction with other departments and organizations will host Child Find, a free develing will be on Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. Friday, March 31 Friends of V.I. National Park were forced to reschedule two have been selected for both seminars and spaces are already befrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can search for reptiles Saturday, April 10 Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take place on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. Saturday, May 22 Mark those calendars — the Animal Care Center will celebrate Wagapalooza’s tenth anniversary on Saturday, May 22. St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. Alcholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. Narcotics Anonymous Meetings Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula’s Church. Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the p.m. at St. Ursula’s Multi-purpose center. Alateen Meetings Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula’s Church from 6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.

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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 19 Commerical Storage: Secured Lockers Sizes to 10’ x 12’, Autos, 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 REPAIR: Professional 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 Glass/Screens COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 PLENTY OF PARKING GOOD TRAFFIC FLOW Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857Get a Tan and a Paycheck! snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: NEXT AD DEADLINE IS THURS., MAR 18 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 Coral Bay House, 2BR, 1BA, fully furnished, large covered deck, beautiful views, w/cat, paved rd. May 1-Oct 1, $1000/mo. 693-5492 Gifft Hill School is now accepting applications for the 2010 / 2011 school year in both elementary and secondary. We are an independent private school located on St. John US Virgin Islands, serving students from preschool through 12th. For an application or for additional information, please call 776-1730 or email jillhale@giffthillschool.org For Sale by Owner SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: 1 bed/1 bath $1400; One bedroom/$1100.00; 3 bed/2 bath/w/d $1700 Coral Bay: 1 bed apt/ w/d/ocean front $1250; 1 bed/1 bath/w/d/ocean front $1400 2 bedroom, 2 baths unfurnished, A/C, W/D. First and security. Call 775-7561 or 690-1138. For Rent 2/2, A/C, fans, W/D, paved road, at door parking, mt. top house, 30-mile views, very secure, private, $1300 561-832-3040/561-602-9484 Coral Bay, furnished 1 bedroom apartment with Hill. $1200/month plus utilities. First/Last/Security. 1.610.739.3361 Long Term Fully Furnished Coral Bay Newer 2 Bed 2 Bath A/C W/D $1800/mth Ron 715-853-9696 Westin Villas For Sale great views, contiguous weeks: 1 br wks 51,52, 1 and studio wk 52. All offers considered e-mail masdndw@aol.com Two Bedroom in Bethany. One Bedroom furnished in Contant. Call 340-690-1104 Suzuki Island Car for Sale: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Richard 340 642-5358 Autos 06 JEEP WRANGLER Yellow, hardtop, extended length, 4x4, A/C, CD player, hardly driven with 8,000 mileage. $16,500 or OBO (860) 912-3718 Misc. & photos just for St. John. StJohnBuySell.com Two cottages, 1BR 2BA and 1BR 1BA in Coral Bay completed 12/07, income producer, underground utilities, solar HWH, outrageous views, main site still available for building, $750,000. Antonette 340.776.1179. 2002 HONDA CIVIC 4 door, black, excellent condition, 6-disc Pioneer CD player, $6,500. 779-4409/508-560-0998 Upscale Gift Hill apart ment, 2Br, 2 Bth, pool, laundry, good parking. 693-9155 or 315-286-9194 Timeshare For Sale HOUSE FOR RENT: Coral Bay 2-BR, 1.5-BA, W/D, large deck with harbor views. Direct bus route ac cess. $1300 mo. First and last rent upfront. 302-381-5247 Equipment 184SC CASE SKID LOADER with backhoe, brand new engine, $15K 779-4409/508-560-0998 BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?Call 340-776-6496. Place a classied ad today! We accept VISA & MasterCard.GET RESULTS? Coral Bay-2+BR 1BA house w/yard near mini market $1,400. Available for business us e— open your pottery shop now. 693.3399 Coral Bay, 1/3 acre R-2 Lots for Lease. Short term vacation rental, campgrounds, agriculture, nursery, daycare, dance or educational. 480.287.2950. Land For Lease

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20 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com 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 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. 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 The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaBeauty Lounge Salon & Spa 776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com 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 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 T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing 776-6548 or (800) 626-3455pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredo’s Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty ManagerCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. John’s Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal 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 info@cruzbayrealty.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.com John McCann & Associates tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115 Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.com RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660 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 tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa tel. 693-7755 Open Wednesday-Monday Ronnie’s Pizza and Mo’ tel. 693-7700 Call for Delivery Located in Boulon Center Skinny Legs “A Pretty OK Place” tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose 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 Baha’i Community of St. John Race Unity Devotions 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church Cruz Bay, St. John 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach 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. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovah’s Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays 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 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 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 St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church 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 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 Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m

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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 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 ST. JOHN TRADEWINDS SUBSCRIPTIONSCall 340-776-6496 We Accept VISA or MasterCard VILLA CORRADO – Lovely Old World elegance and spectacular multi-islands views,combined with abundant use of marble in oors and staircases, make thislovely 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath villa unforgettable. An innity edge pool with a bronze dolphin fountain and a sandstone tile pool deck framed with arched colonnade and covered patio creates a sophisticated and relaxing tropical environment. Luxuriant landscaping and winding stone stairways lead you to a Japanese style gazebo and retreat. Villa Corrado is a romantic destination and an excitinginvestment opportunity. ............................... 3.9m– Fine Property for Sale in the Coral Bay Area –

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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 LISTINGSVILLA ROMANCE – A brand new, luxury, villa built to the highest quality & craftsmanship. This well-designed villa provides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. The gated en try leads to the heart of the villa, overlooking the 30 ft. pool, with a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral ooring, fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, & romantic gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000 . A BEST BUY! – Well built, poured concrete cottage with lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile oors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters, at lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future garage & expansion. Only $349,000. CHRISTY 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. 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 with 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, 1.09 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. 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 $980,000. 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. PT. RENDEZVOUS – Outstanding views. $325K & $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. 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. CONTRACTED “Snail’ s Pace” - “Cute As A Button” describes this cottage perfectly . Fronted by a white picket fence, this cozy studio home has all new cabinets, furniture, bath, paint, pumps, tropical landscaping, paved access and walking distance from Reef Bay beach. Includes 1996 Jeep W agoneer and furniture. List price is below appraisal. The flat lot is a gardener ’ s delight. W alk to Reef Bay Beach. $499,000 “Palm T errace V illas”Four of the newest and most spacious condos to be found on St. John. New construction finished in 2005, beautiful views, sun deck and pool area, walk to town and Frank Bay Beach. The two bedroom is over 1700 sq. ft. and the three bedroom penthouse units are over 2100 sq.ft. All feature large kitchens, granite countertops, stainless appliances, large closets, private washer and dryer and ample storage. These condos have it all. $950,000 to $1,399,000 “V illa Lantano” New Listing! Magnificent North Shore views over Peter Bay to Jost V an Dyke from this spacious home in Upper Peter Bay . Features include granite countertops, stainless appliances, travertine floors throughout, large pool deck with adjoining spa, water views from every room & pool plus lush professional landscaping. A beautiful new stone arched native stone gazebo has been added making a very comfortable, shady outdoor area. $7.9M ''Lovango Love Shack'' is an intimate beachfront hide-away elegantly furnished and outfitted with top of the line appliances, including a whirlpool spa. This self contained paradise features all modern utilities and amenities in an open style floor plan just steps from the palm studded white sand beach, with private dock (use and maintenance shared with a few nearby neighbors). Snorkel from your doorstep. This is what real island living is about! $2,250,000 “Coral Bay Casa” Masonry two bedroom, two bath home in beautiful Upper Carolina. Enjoy unimpeded views of Coral Bay Harbor and Bordeaux Mountain across the valley . The master suite is on the main level along with the kitchen, dining, living areas and deck. Spacious lower level bedroom suite has separate entrance and is already plumbed for an additional kitchen. Deeded beach rights at Johnson’ s Bay for those who enjoy watersports. $875,000 “Estate Peter Bay” Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views over north shore to Jost V an Dyke. This parcel is not part of Peter Bay subdivision therefore no membership dues, assessments, covenants or restrictions can be levied. $1.5M “REEF BA Y” Large lot adjoining National Park with 270 feet of waterfront on Reef Bay . Easterly trade winds, vest pocket beach & sweeping views of St. John’ s pristine south shore. $2.499M “The Point At Privateer” The eastern most point of St. John is home to St. John’ s newest, upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre, paved roads & underground utilities. All building sites have great breezes & unlimited views to the British V irgins from T ortola to Norman Island & many are waterfront. For the more discerning buyer . Prices from $950,000 “V illa Hibiscus”All masonry construction on a large corner lot in Estate Chocolate Hole just 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay dock on paved roads. Deeded beach rights to Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Bay & plenty of flat parking. Successful short term rental with two private units, separate storage building, plus big work shop/home of fice space below with separate drive way . Live in one unit & rent the other $995,000 “Battery Hill Condo” – Lovely ground floor 2-bedroom unit with spacious, private sun decks and delightful water views. T astefully furnished and completely air-conditioned and walking distance to town and Frank Bay Beach. Just steps away from both the spacious pool deck amid tropical landscaping and the ample parking area. Excellent short term rental. A perfect opportunity to have your vacation condo and rent it while you are away . $795,000 “Mango T errace Condos” Construction completed in 2009. Cruz Bay 2,3 & 4, bedrooms available, A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach and town. W ater views, stainless appliances, travertine & granite. Some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down. Financing available. $825,000 to $1.35M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunity! Buy one 1/4 ownership. Contact Islandia for details. T ime is now for a great buy!! "THE SHOPS A T COCOLOBA" This is an exciting new shopping complex on the water's edge in Coral Bay . "T urnkey" operation with over 10,000 total square feet with room to expand under W 1 zoning guidelines. 125 KW generator , waste water treatment plant, drip irrigation system, plenty of parking, excellent occupancy , plus over 400 feet of water-frontage. $3,900,000. Best Deals: Seagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000, Estate Bethany building lot with views over the W estin just reduced to $99,000, One acre on Bordeaux with terrif fic down island views motivated seller make an offer , Beautiful lot at Calabash Boom with an easy build and views up the Sir Francis Drake Channel now just $179,000. Three new land listings at Estate Pastory with nice sunset views starting at $200,000, Af fordable home in Estate Glucksberg just $375,000. Serving St John For Over 40 Y ears

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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. 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! GATEHOUSE, a 2 bedroom, exquisite villa in Peter Bay Estates. Large lot gives great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans available for expansion. Incredible Value! “ 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! “ CARIBBEAN 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 mooring in front of home! “ 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! $32,000,000 DVD 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 $1,150,000 $2,395,000 $3,250,000 $650,000 $797,500 $1,295,000 $1,500,000 DVD $1,799,000 NEW LISTING Almost 5 ac. $3,500,000 or 4.1 ac. $3,000,00 DVD PRICE REDUCED “ G RANDE B AY R ESORT” CONDO – Charming, beautifully furnished 1 bdrm/1 bath condo located along the waterfront of Cruz Bay. Great harbor view, easy access to restaurants, shops and galler ies. Deeded under ground parking. $599,000 NEW LISTING 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 “ 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 3.15.2010.indd 1 3/11/10 9:12:30 AM