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March 22-28, 2010
Copyright 2010


ST. JOHN


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


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropcial Focus


BLUES FESTIVAL ROCKS ST. JOHN
About 1,000 Blues fans packed the Coral Bay ball field on Saturday night, March 20, for the main concert of the
8th Annual St. John Blues Festival, hosted by Steve and Helen Simon. The night of fabulous music included acts
by The Ford Blues Band, E.G. Kight, J.T. Lauritsen, JP Soards and The Red Hots, Shakura S'aida, the Ty Curtis
Band, Washboard Jo and headliner Deanna Bogart. Story on Page 3


GHS Auction
Raises $150K
for Scholarship
Page 5
Cid Hamling To
Be Honored at
Annual Chamber
Dinner Banquet
Page 6
Danish Interns
Helping To Solve
Mysteries of
Uncovered Ruins
Page 4
Moms and Dads
Can Learn To Be
Better Parents at
JESS Workshop
Page 8
Thomas, Boston
Facing Second
Jury in Cockayne
Murder Trial
Page 2


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Thomas and Boston Face Second Jury


in Cockayne Murder Case March 22


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Anselmo Boston and Kamal
Thomas will face a jury for the sec-
ond time starting Monday, March
22, for their roles in the stabbing
death of 21-year-old Jamie Cock-
ayne in the early morning hours of
June 19, 2007.
The two men will face charges
of third degree assault and use of
a dangerous weapon during the
commission of a crime of violence,
charges they were previously con-
victed of following an October
2008 trial.
V.I. Superior Court Judge Bren-
da Hollar threw those verdicts out
after evidence came to light which
had not previously been shared
with the defense.
The third defendant in the Coc-
kayne murder case, Jahlil Ward,
was convicted of murder in the
first degree following the October
2008 trial, which joined all three
defendants.
After Hollar threw out Ward's
conviction, she ordered a new
trial for him to face a jury alone.
Ward was convicted of second de-
gree murder after his second trial,
which wrapped up in December
2009.
Second degree murder carries
no maximum sentence in the Vir-
gin Islands, leaving sentencing
wide open to Hollar's judgement.
The only guideline in the V.I. Code
pertaining to second degree mur-
der is a minimum sentence of five


Kamal Thomas


years in prison.
Ward has still not been sen-
tenced, however, as Hollar con-
tinues to hear motions to grant
the 22-year-old a third trial due to
controversial actions by the pros-
ecutors. Ward's defense attorneys
were never able to track down
a man who alleged that Thomas
made ajailhouse confession about
the murder, because prosecutors
didn't share the information, ac-
cording the attorneys.
"Concerning defendant Jahlil
Ward, who was convicted of sec-
ond degree murder in December
2009, Judge Hollar has not yet
made a decision on whether she
will order a new trial or sentence
Ward," said Department of Justice
spokesperson Sara Lezama.
In the meantime Boston, 33,
and Thomas, 20, will face third de-
gree assault and weapons charges
in their second trial before Hollar
which starts on March 22 in VI.


Anselmo Boston


Superior Court. The case will be
prosecuted by V.I. Assistant Attor-
neys General Courtney Reese and
Claude Walker.
During their first trial, pros-
ecutors alleged that Thomas and
Boston got into an altercation with
Cockayne at a downtown Cruz Bay
bar on the night of June 18, which
set the fatal actions of the next few
hours in motion and ultimately re-
sulted in Cockayne's death.
Upset because Cockayne kicked
Boston's girlfriend's car earlier in
the day, Boston allegedly took re-
venge in the form of a pool cue over
Cockayne's head when the two ran
into each other in the Front Yard
Bar, according to prosecutors.
Following the melee at the bar,
Boston, Thomas and Ward who
had each picked up wooden sticks
that were lying nearby alleged-
ly followed Cockayne up the street
to the vicinity of Dolphin Market,
Continued on Page 17


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Reliance's Calabash Townhouses

for Sale for $295,000 or Less
Twenty four townhouses located on the flat, roadside portion of
Reliance Housing Foundation's Calabash Boom affordable hous-
ing complex are for sale.
The duplex townhouses all have three bedrooms and one bath
and come with their own cistern. The purchase price is $295,000
and the homes are available to people with an income of up to
$135,000 per year.
There are numerous subsidies and buy-downs which can bring
an average mortgage down to $125,000 with monthly payments as
low as $951. About $15,000 in cash is required for closing costs.
For more information or to apply to purchase a townhouse at
Calabash Boom, call the VIHFA at 774-4432.

Using Sport for Social Change Meeting
Using Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St. John
Community Foundation and the Department of Housing, Parks and
Recreation, invites the community to attend a special gathering at
La Tapa on Tuesday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.
This event will give residents an opportunity to hear about what
USFSC is, what they have accomplished so far, and what they are
hoping to accomplish in the future.

AARP Driver Safety Class Is March 24
AARP is offering senior driver safety classes throughout the ter-
ritory. On St. John the class will be on Wednesday, March 24, from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church. For more
information call Julia Pankey at 772-3042.

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 is Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at My-
rah Keating Smith Community Health Center. For more informa-
tion, call 774-4399 or 718-7997.

Head Start Applications Available
The Department of Human Services' Head Start program is now
accepting applications to enroll children aged 3 to 5 for the 2010-
2011 school year.
Children must be the required age on or before December 31,
2010. Completed applications must include the child's birth cer-
tificate, social security information (including head of household),
immunization card, and proof of family income, food stamp case
number and insurance/MAP information.
Applications can be picked up and dropped off in the Head Start
office at Knud Hansen Complex on St. Thomas.

Chamber Chapter Meeting Is Mar. 30
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30,
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Items to be discussed include an update on VI. Port Author-
ity/deJongh Associates parking and future proposals. Additional
copies of the deJongh proposal will be available at the meeting.
Signage and more welcome information for the barge area, the up-
coming Crime Victims Week St. John Vigil plus other issues the
chapter is working on will also be discussed.







St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus


(Clockwise from Top Left) The crowd roared their approval for the Blues; the Deanna
Bogart band; Love City's own Barbi Barry rocked the harmonica with Shakura S'Aida; and
"Boogie" Blues artist Deanna Bogart.


8th Annual St. John Blues Festival Rocks Coral Bay


By Karin Schlesinger
St. John Tradewinds
Stellar performances rocked
the 8th Annual Johnny Walker St.
John Blues Festival main concert
in the Coral Bay ball field on Sat-
urday night, March 20, from four
guest bands and a myriad of guest
artists.
The pre-party kicked off mid-
afternoon with the Skinny Legs
Blues Review featuring local mu-
sician Chris Carsel and Company
with guest artists. By the 7 p.m.
start time for the main concert, the
crowd was more than primed for
a hot night of top musicians from
around the globe.
The big concert opened with
performances from the top bands
of the 2009 International Blues
Challenge and that was only the
beginning.
Hailing from Oregon, the Blues
Challenge finalist Ty Curtis Band
called out "I sing the Blues" intheir
opener lyrics. It was the first crowd
teaser of the night and warmed the
early evening crowd arriving with
beach chairs and blankets to settle
in for the evening.
Over 1,000 tickets were sold for
the big concert. Steve and Helen
Simon were the perfect hosts, with
Steve as master of ceremonies.
Between sets, Simon invited au-


dience member Senate President
Louis Patrick Hill onstage and pre-
sented him with an official USVI
Blues License plate. He thanked
the senator for his continued sup-
port for the island of St. John and
the things that matter to the com-
munity.
JP Soars and The Red Hots,
winners of the International Blues
Challenge took the stage next with
JP's unique red hot guitar and a
stageful of surprises. Their eclectic
mix ranged from original tunes to
Muddy Waters greats and a soulful
"Gangsta of Love."
A guest appearance by Billy
Gibson brought cheers from the
crowd. The Blues Music Awards
Instrumentalist of the Year strutted
his stuff with a tight performance
for the Red Hots band.
The band was also joined on
stage by JT Laurensen and his
accordion with sweet vibes. The
memorable "I Want A Bald Head-
ed Woman" was dedicated to Steve
Simon by JT and had the crowd
roaring in approval.
To top it off, last year's crowd
pleaser Washboard Jo joined them
on stage. The colorful Jo wowed
the audience with her faster than
lightening washboard percussions.
Her purple outfit, fully tattooed
arms and light-up keyboard were


as vivid as her personality and per-
formance.
The Ford Blues Band with
drummer Patrick Ford took over
the stage with solid performances
from everyone in the band. Andy
Ford made magic with his har-
monica, while the strings from
Volker Strifler were electrifying.
Dewayne Pate's rich reper-
toire showed its depth. It was hard
to find anyone not swaying and
grooving to both their classical and
their own refreshing Blues style.
Ten seconds after the opening
keyboards, the audience knew
they were in for something ex-
traordinary with the Deanna Bog-
art Band. Contemporary Blues
married boogie as Bogart took to
the keyboards with her saxophone
ready nearby. She talked about
playing on St. John.
"It's because of the love of Love
City that made it happen" Bogart
said.
She also spoke about her new-
found love.
"On the way to the Smoothie
Stand on the other side," she said,
but needed no more words the
crowd roared.
Bogart's tenor saxophone em-
bodied the blues with every rich
note and her performance dazzled
as the evening reached an unprec-


edented pitch.
Then EG Knight joined in for
some special Southern Comfort
and got the whole audience en-
gaged with her "Trouble with a
Capital T."
This southern gal from Georgia
won a lot of hearts Saturday night
with her fine guitar and strong vo-
cals which married country to the
Blues.
International solo artist Shakura
S'Aida then took the stage and
belted out some fine blues. Love
City's own Barbie Barry was in-
vited up on stage to join the ladies
with her harmonica for a number
and held her own amongst these
Blues greats.
It was ladies night in Coral Bay.
The audience was on their feet,
dancing and hanging on to every
word. All things must end, but first
their was an impromptu song from
the four visiting female artists.
They sang about their newfound
love of St. John smoothies. It was
a love letter to St. John that left the
audience happy and sated with the
Blues but sad it all had to come to
an end.
While it's hard to believe Satur-
day night's event could be topped,
the 9th Annual Johnny Walker
St. John Blues Festival is already
planned for the third week of


March in 2011.
The initial lineup for the event
includes such music greats as
Curtis Salgado, Grady Champion,
Candye Kane, and Moreland and
Arbuckle. Start planning now to
be on-island for this great event
next year.


INDEX

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ................... 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ............. 18
Ferry Schedules ............... 20
Historical Bits & Pieces ......12
Letters ......................... 14-16
Police Log ........................ 17
Real Estate ....................21-23


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4 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010


Danish Interns Helping Solve Mysteries of Recently Uncovered Ruins


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. National Park's ar-
chaeology program welcomed two
people to the island on Sunday,
March 21, who are armed with a
myriad of information and ready
to help solve the mysteries of re-
cently uncovered ruins.
The two graduate students from
the University of Copenhagen's
Saxo Institute along with a third
student, who is slated to arrive
April 1 have spent the months
leading up to their trip to St. John
in the Danish State Archives, gath-


ering bits of information to help
determine who lived at estates
which are now in ruins between
Haulover and Brown Bay.
This will be the fourth year the
VINP has welcomed interns from
the University of Copenhagen in
Denmark, who have all come to
help flesh out the stories of those
who called St. John home during
Danish rule in the 19th Century.
Adding urgency to the task fac-
ing this year's interns is the fact
that hiking trails were recently cut
through the area between Haulover
and Brown Bay, leaving whatever


artifacts that may be in the area un-
protected.
"We could lose that part of his-
tory sitting on the surface," said
VINP Archaeologist Ken Wild.
"We want to carefully map all
those artifacts and the ruins. A lot
of these things were lost in the
Danish archives for a long time."
The interns' first mission will
be to catalogue whatever ruins and
artifacts are directly along the re-
cently cut trails, Wild continued.
"We can't get it back once it's
gone," he said.
The Danish students research


covers people who may have lived
at different estates on St. John.
They then hope to match artifacts
found at estate ruins with informa-
tion gleaned from the archives.
"Artifacts may match up to what
the students find in the archives,
which enables us to say, 'yes, this
was so-and-so's estate," said Wild.
"If we lose the artifacts, we lose
the ability to do that."
The students typically come in
May; however, they are coming
earlier this year because the Dan-
ish archives are shutting down and
being moved.


Wild anticipates the schedule
change will prove to be a good
thing for two reasons. First of all,
the students will be able to spend
more time in the archives once they
return to Denmark before their re-
ports are due, Wild explained.
"I think it will also work better
because the mosquitoes won't be
so bad," he said.
The internship program has
proven hugely beneficial to the
VINP archaeology program's ef-
forts to put faces and stories with
the remains of numerous estates
dotting the island.


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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 5


The St. John Band


Love City residents
dressed to the nines, above,
registered at the auction,
below, for the chance to win
big like golden ticket winner
Johnathon Doran, at right.
Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald


GHS' 24th Annual Auction Raises


$150,000 for Scholarship Fund


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After dancing under the stars at Cruz Bay Prime
until the wee hours of the night, Gifft Hill School of-
ficials deservedly rested their tired feet.
The school hosted its 24th Annual Auction on Sat-
urday, March 13, at the Westin Resort and Villas a
night that included plenty of laughs as well as tears
of joy.
In total, the school raised about $150,000 from the
auctionwhich will go to the GHS scholarship fund that
supports 60 percent of its students. The amount was
$25,000 more than was raised at last year's auction,
explained GHS development director Beth Jones.
"There were so many acts of generosity that night,
it really was amazing," said Jones. "I was so worried
that due to the economy people wouldn't be as willing
to give this year, but we had such an overwhelming
response. We had people stopping by the day before
the event to drop off items for the auction."
"I don't think it could have gone better," Jones
said.
One highlight of the night was a touching tribute
to GHS preschool teacher Val Prakas, who has been
with the school for 16 years. Even as GHS Lower
School principal Beth Knight announced the tribute,
Prakas had no idea who was going to be honored, ex-
plained Jones.
"She's so humble that even as Ms. Beth was speak-
ing, Val didn't think it was her we were honoring,"
said Jones. "Not until the video came on did she re-
alize we were honoring her and then she was so ex-
cited."
The school secretly flew in several members of


Prakas' family, who came out to surprise the teacher
from their hiding places in the Westin ballroom kitch-
en. Selecting Prakas as this year's honoree was easy
for the school, Jones added.
"We chose Val because she's just a rock of the
Lower School and the most wonderful person," said
the GHS development director. "She will do anything
for the school at any time without us even asking."
After enjoying the auction from a special table
- instead of volunteering for the event as usual -
Prakas and her family enjoyed a two-night stay in a
luxurious villa, dinner at Waterfront Bistro and a mas-
sage.
"She was so excited and so surprised, it was per-
fect," Jones said.
A large display of wine enticed party-goers to try
their hand at winning the "Wall of Wine" prize. A $50
donation to the school entered one in a spirited game
of heads or tails. Contestants placed their hands on
their heads or their tails and were allowed to continue
to the next round if their choice matched the result of
a coin flip.
After several rounds, the final few contestants took
the stage and the group was quickly down to three
people. In another act that illustrated the generosity of
auction attendees, Wall of Wine winner Dustin Prud-
homme donated the coveted prize back to the school
to auction off again.
A beautiful champagne diamond necklace by R&I
Patton was another enticing prize. Participants pur-
chased $25 glasses of champagne or wine, which
entered them into a special raffle to take home the
roughly $6,000 necklace.
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Chamber Honors Love City's Cid


Hamling for Community Service


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
St. John community activist Cid
Hamling was humbly surprised to
discover she will be among this
year's distinguished honorees at
the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce's upcoming awards
banquet.
"I am stunned by this award,"
Hamling said. "And hardly able to
accept such an honor without tear-
ing up."
The local chamber will recog-
nize recipients of the 27th Annual
Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta Commu-
nity Service Awards at St. Peter
Greathouse on St. Thomas Sat-
urday evening, April 10, during a
banquet and dinner dance themed
"Grooving with the Sixties."
The annual award was estab-
lished in 1983 to recognize out-
standing contributions of public
officials and private citizens who
reflect the commitment and dedi-
cation exemplified by LaMotta, a
former Chamber president, Small
Businessman of the Year, civic
leader and renowned Caribbean
composer and musician.
"Cid was selected for her long-
term dedication to the community
of St. John and unending efforts
to enhance the lives of all St.
Johnians," said Kate Norfleet, St.
John representative on the Cham-
ber's board of directors.
Hamling, who has been a mem-
ber of the St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce since the
early 80s, has remained active in
the community from the time she
set foot in the Virgin Islands three
decades ago.
Well known on St. John as the
warm and friendly owner of the is-
land's two long-standing commu-
nications centers, Connections and
Connections East, Hamling also
serves on the Friends of the Virgin
Islands National Park's board of
directors and as the St. John Re-
volving Fund's administrator.
She was one of the founding
members of the St. John Action
Committee, and can often be heard
advocating for the island's senior
population and the visitors who
keep its tourism industry thriving.
Hamling remains involved in


Cid Hamling


Kids and the Sea, the Animal Care
Center, the St. John Historical So-
ciety, and has played a supporting
role in non-profits including St.
John School of the Arts, St. John
Rotary, the American Legion, the
Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Softball
Tournament and the island's local
schools over the years.
"With all of the fund raisers I
have been involved with over the
past 30 years for friends and or-
ganizations in need, whether due
to lack of governmental funding,
for personal medical emergencies,
natural disasters, our children, our
environment, and the quality and
respect of life that I believe so
strongly in, the single factor is that
St. John is an exceptional commu-
nity," Hamling said. "I am so very
proud that I have chosen to call St.
John my home."
Despite her impressive resume,
Hamling said she was stunned and
honored when she learned of the
news.
"We were having a St. John
Chamber meeting at the Battery,
and of course I don't lock Con-
nections' doors until 5:30 and the
meeting started at 5:30," Hamling
said. "And as I walked into a very
packed room, everyone turned
around and smiled at me, and I
thought, 'geez, I am just 10 min-
utes late.'"
But when the meeting was over,
Norfleet announced the news again
for the late arrivals.
"I couldn't believe it those
are some pretty big shoes to fill,"
Hamling said. "I am just very hon-
ored and kind of blown away to be


considered in the same league or
category as those people who have
been honored in the past."
The selection process for the
awards, which are presented to in-
dividuals who exhibit dedication,
sincerity, forthrightness and ethics
in their community involvement,
takes several months, according to
Joe Aubain, the Chamber's execu-
tive director.
"The board does a pretty ex-
tensive job at looking at folks, not
only who are successful as busi-
ness owners but what they have
been giving to the community over
the years, and I think every year
people look forward to finding out
who is going to be named as the re-
cipients," Aubain said. "I think the
community will see that Cid has
been involved in numerous com-
munity efforts, whether it has been
serving on boards or spearheading
projects she has been involved in
many activities that have benefited
the community."
This year, the board is awarding
eight recipients: Hamling is joined
by Patrick and Yanick Bayard from
the private sector; Commissioner
Albert Bryan, Jr. from the public
sector, and Lindley "Buddy" Ken-
nings from the non-profit arena.
The Public Finance Authority and
the Mafalies Day Care buildings
will receive awards for design ex-
cellence, and Shamoy David will
receive the student achievement
award.
The evening kicks off with
cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the ban-
quet and awards ceremony begins
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $125 per
person and must be reserved by
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S 1987 Nobel Samuel
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* 1992 Elaine lone Sprauve
* 1999-Jose Penn
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UU Unveils Second Edition of "Smart Guide to Island Housekeeping"


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Have a question about where to recycle
that television set?
Well look no further than the "Smart
Guide to Island Housekeeping," which
was recently republished by the Unitarian
Universalists Fellowship of St. John (UU)
thanks to a $3,700 grant from the VI. Waste
Management Authority (VIWMA).
"Everyone in the fellowship is trying to
do things in a green way in every respect,"
said said UU member and guide editor Suki
Buchalter. "One fulfillment for that project
is doing education projects like our 'Smart
Guide.' It is also fulfilling a key Unitarian
Universalist principle of 'respect for the in-
terdependent web of all existence of which
we are a part.'"
The guide was originally published in
2008, but the updated version includes new
information like aluminum recycling by the
Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands'
St. John Chapter, solar hot water heaters and
the latest recycling location and times from
VIWMA.
With a cover illustration by Lisa Etre, the
guide is easily recognizable and will be in-


dispensable to anyone looking to "green up"
their act.
Features in the new guide include envi-
ronmental tips for visitors with informa-
tion about conserving water and energy and
where to dispose of trash. For St. John resi-
dents, the "Smart Guide" has tips for sav-
ing energy and the latest rebate information
from the V.I. Energy Office.
The VIWMA recycling guide includes
information on where to recycle everything
from art supplies to wire coat hangers.
UU members also joined forces with
the Island Green Building Association for
a feature about environmentally-friendly
development. With a guide to whipping up
non-toxic household cleaners and helpful
information about local trees and plants, the
"Smart Guide" has a little something for ev-
eryone.
"We have over 500 rental homes on St.
John and one of our man goals is to get the
guide into those homes so people understand
how important it to conserve water and en-
ergy during their stays," said Buchalter.
Brimming with so much information, the
"Smart Guide" should be required reading
for St. John visitors and residents. But to en-


sure it's survival, UU members are hoping
to attract sponsors, explained Buchalter.
"We encourage people who like the pub-
lication and who are excited about it to join
our effort and sponsor the booklet," she said.
"The grant from VIWMA was great and it
allowed us to reprint this second edition, but


we do need additional help to keep this go-
ing in the future."
Look for the "Smart Guide" at Connec-
tions, Keep Me Posted, Friends of the Park
Store, Maho Bay Campground and Island
Green Building Association.
UU member and "Smart Guide" editor
Gail Karlsson will discuss the new edition
at UU's Sunday, March 28, gathering at the
Gifft Hill School's great room at the Lower
Campus starting at 10 a.m.
Karlsson, an environmental lawyer and
consultant to the United Nations' Develop-
ment Program on Energy and Environmen-
tal Issues, will discuss the guide as well as
her recent trip to the Climate Summit in Co-
penhagen.
Karlsson will discuss "Truth, Justice and
the American Way of Life" and consider
how principles of equity, compassion and
respect for nature can lead towards more
sustainable lifestyles and a broader sense of
community.
The public is invited to attend the gath-
ering and transportation from Cruz Bay is
available. The group meets at 9:45 a.m.,
with the discussion starting at 10 a.m. For
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Learn To Be a Better Dad and Courageous Mom on March 23


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
There's no doubt that the Virgin Islands
faces its own set of problems when it comes
to raising today's youth.
Fathers are often absent, or are not
equipped with the knowledge of how to be
a good role model. Mothers are left raising
their children alone, and are often over-
whelmed.
Author and speaker Rick Johnson hopes
to address these problems by giving Virgin
Islands parents the tools they need to be-
come better fathers and mothers during his
whirlwind tour of the territory, including a
Tuesday, March 23, workshop from 6 to 9
p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve School.
The seminars, entitled Better Dads: Help-
ing Men Become Better Fathers and Coura-
geous Moms: Raising Boys to Become Good
Men are open to the public, and will be si-
multaneously broadcast on 105.3 JAMZ,
Radio One at AM 1000 and WSTA at AM
1340.
Johnson, a bestselling author and much
sought-after speaker across the U.S. and
Canada, founded his company, Better Dads,
after he was faced with raising children
without the knowledge of how to be a good
father.
"I was raised in a home without a good
role model for a father," said Johnson.
"When I had kids, while I knew what I


wasn't supposed to do, I didn't know what
I was supposed to do. A lot, if not all, of the
problems we face in our culture are related
to men not fulfilling their roles as fathers
and husbands because it hasn't been mod-
eled for them."
Johnson started out doing workshops
for men, and eventually branched out into
workshops for women as well after an ac-
quaintance asked him to take on the chal-
lenge.
"A school counselor approached me, ask-
ing me to put something together for the nu-
merous single moms who are raising boys,"
said Johnson. "I was really reluctant at first,
because I felt like I was supposed to work
with men. The counselor told me, 'it's easier
to raise the boy than it is to fix the man,' so
I put something together and Courageous
Moms has really exploded around the U.S."
During his time in the territory, Johnson
will make several radio and television ap-
pearances, and will host workshops with
prisoners in custody of the VI. Bureau of
Corrections.
Johnson's tour of the territory was initi-
ated when local community activist and talk
show host Stephanie Scott-Williams picked
up Johnson's books "Better Dads, Stron-
ger Sons" in an airport. She was so moved
by the book that she ordered 10 copies of
it upon returning to the VI. and arranged
a meeting with 10 men in the community


Motivational speaker
Rick Johnson


to discuss strengthening the relationships
between men, boys and their fathers in the
territory.
"Bigger jails, stronger laws and more
enforcement officers are not the answer to
the 'dis-ease' and shootings in our com-
munities," said Scott-Williams. "Most will


agree, there is a direct correlation between
the anger we see displayed amongst our
young men and the absence of their fathers
in their lives. Maybe, just maybe, we can be-
gin to stem the anger that we see displayed
amongst our young men."
Johnson anticipates his message will ap-
ply to a broad spectrum of residents.
"The stuff we're doing applies to virtu-
ally everybody," he said. "We'll be talking
about the importance of fathers and some of
the consequences we're seeing by not bring-
ing men up to be good fathers and husbands.
We'll also help women who are concerned
about how to raise their boys to be good men
and not fall into those generational cycles
we see over and over where the grandfather,
the father and so on are in prison, addicted
to drugs or are abusive."
"The way to break these cycles is to edu-
cate people and provide positive role models
for people to emulate and teach them how to
live," Johnson added.
While there's no way to quantitatively
measure the success of Better Dads, John-
son receives letters daily from people whose
lives he has touched, through his books and
workshops.
"Those things are very encouraging,"
Johnson said. "We're making a difference
one family at a time. That's the only way
to do it."
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John Administrator Julien Harley, was a celebrity waiter at
last year's JESS gala.


Get Ready for 13th Annual

JESS Gala on April 10


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Preparations are in high gear for
the 13th Annual Julius E. Sprauve
School Gala scheduled for Satur-
day, April 10, at Caneel Bay Re-
sort.
While funds raised at last year's
gala have yet to be spent on prom-
ised kitchen upgrades, bids are go-
ing out and JESS officials expect
the renovations to start soon, ex-
plained Ivy Scatliffe, the school's
clerk typist III.
"Work on the kitchen improve-
ments is in progress," said Scat-
liffe. "The upgrades have not been
completed, but we hope to get go-
ing on that soon."
Funds raised at this year's gala
will be used for constructing a
playground for the elementary
school, purchasing an electronic
marquee to announce school ac-
tivities, upgrading the school's
gym and establishing a scholarship
fund, according to Scatliffe.
"We have a lot of things on the
agenda this year so we're hoping
to have another successful fund
raiser," she said.
The night is sure to be a treat
for all. From the celebrity waiters,
including parents, teachers and
faculty, who will be taking orders
to all the great prizes available, the
gala will have something for ev-
eryone to enjoy.
Numerous raffle prizes are


available as well as both a live and
silent auction, Scatliffe explained.
"One of the live auction prizes
this year is a seven night cruise,"
she said. "We also have local hotel
stays, full day sails, gift certificates
to various stores and restaurants,
jewelry and art work."
Raffle tickets are available for
$10 and $25 each and can be pur-
chased at JESS or at The Market-
place this weekend when students
will be setting up a table outside
Starfish, according to Scatliffe.
Gala tickets are $75 each and
are available at the Cruz Bay pub-
lic school.
The JESS gala theme this year
is "Building a Brighter Tomorrow
by Caring, Nurturing and Educat-
ing our Children," and the night
will be focused on improving the
future for JESS students
"Anyone who cares about edu-
cation and wants to see our stu-
dents achieve their goals should
come out and support the gala,"
said Scatliffe.
The party kicks off with a cock-
tail reception at 6:30 p.m. with
dinner at 7:30 p.m., followed by
the live auction and dancing to the
sounds of St. Thomas band En-
core.
"We're really excited for anoth-
er successful gala," said Scatliffe.
For more information about the
JESS annual gala or to purchase
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St. John Tradewinds
Caf6 Concordia has new hours for high season and is now open for
dinner seven nights a week.
The open-air restaurant, located on the hillside of Estate Concordia
Preserve, offers spectacular views of Salt Pond Bay, Drunk Bay and Ram
Head.
Happy hour is available each evening at 4:30 with beer, wine and rum
drinks as well as freshly made appetizers such as flat breads, plantains
with chipolte ketchup, Josephine's organic greens and the best conch
fritters on St. John.
Dinner is served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The menu changes every Tues-
day and features things like cornish game hen with rosemary roasted red
bliss potatoes and Josephine's collard greens or scallops and shrimp red
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Education Mini-Grant Available

from Virgin Islands Energy Office
The Virgin Islands Energy Office is accepting applications for
its 2010 Energy Education Mini-Grant, which is designed to assist
teachers and youth educators to develop and implement energy/
environmental awareness and educational projects.
A maximum of $1,500 per grant is available through a competi-
tive process; funds have been allocated for six grants. Application
deadline for this cycle is Friday, April 16, at 5 p.m.
All schools and youth/education organizations in the territory
are eligible to apply. The grant package, including application, is
available under "grants" on the VIEO's website www.vienergy.
org. For additional information contact Leila Muller at 773-1082,
extension 2201.

Taxpayer Assistance Available on

St. John Every Saturday Until April 10
The Taxpayer Assistance Program will begin on all three islands
on Saturday, February 20, 2010 and will run every Saturday until
April 10, 2010. There will be no taxpayer assistance on Saturday,
April 3, 2010.
On St. John, taxpayer assistance will be held from 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. at the Bureau's office at the Motor Vehicle Bureau in
Cruz Bay.
For more information or questions about the Taxpayer Assis-
tance Program on St. Thomas and St. John to Alonzo Brady at 715-
1040, ext. 2238.

Festival Organization Seeking

Miss St. John Contestants for 2010
The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John is seeking
young ladies interested in vying for the title of Miss St. John Fes-
tival Queen 2010-2011.
Contestants must be 16 to 21 years of age, have a 2.5 academic
average, a resident of the St. Thomas/St. John district and never
been pregnant. Interested young ladies can pick up applications at
the St. John Tourism Office. For more information call 626-0785.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo


Audubon Society members (left to right) Dave Spoth, Jean Cottrell, Jean Rayne, Velma Pullen,
Mary Moroney, CJ Wilson and John Achzet at society's annual plant on March 6.


Plant Sale Supports VINP Education


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the V.I. Audubon Soci-
ety is still calculating the earn-
ings from its annual plant sale, the
group is already deeming the fund
raiser a success.
The group hosted its plant sale
on Saturday, March 6, and filled
Frank Powell Park with orchids,
annuals and green leafy plants,
explained V.I. Audubon Society
president Elaine Estern.
"It was a wonderful plant sale,"
said Estern. "We filled the whole
park with plants. It looked so
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science, according to Estern.
"I can't tell you how many
years we've been doing this, but
it has been a long time," she said.
"This year the sale was co-chaired
by Mary Moroney and David
Spoth and they did a great job. We
sold almost all of the plants."
The funds raised from the sale
will be used to assist the V.I. Na-
tional Park's education programs,
Estern added.
"Since the Friends of VI. Na-
tional Park already have an educa-
tion program, we donate our funds
to help their program," she said.
Audubon Society members


donate plants for the sale and the
group was lucky to count Spoth
and Moroney among its members
this year, Estern explained.
"David and Mary both grew
all the plants and they did a great
job," she said. "David is a farmer
in upstate New York and he comes
down here for the winter. He does
the same thing down here and do-
nates everything he grows to the
plant sale."
On the heels of its successful
fund raiser, the V.I. Audubon Soci-
ety is gearing up for its last meet-
ing of the season on Tuesday, April
20, at the Gifft Hill School lower
campus at 7 p.m.






12 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010


Historical Bits


& Pieces

by Chuck Pishko


Attorney Jorgensen A Colonial Council Supporter of the People


St. John Tradewinds
In further celebration of VI.
History Month and the anniversary
of Transfer Day, it's important to
remember a Dane who was a great
benefactor of the Virgin Islands
people.
His name was J.P. Jorgensen,
an attorney who was a member of
the Colonial Council delegated to
travel to Copenhagen with James
C. Roberts and Viggo Christensen
in December, 1916 to influence the
Danish Parliament to approve the
transfer of the Danish West Indies
to the United States in accordance
with the desires of the island in-
habitants.
While Delegates Roberts and
Christensen and the St. Croix dele-
gates worked with the Parliament,
Lawyer Jorgensen made it his duty
to present Danish officials with the
dire need for financial help for the
islands.
He told them of the devastating
damage done by the hurricane of
October 9 and 10 and how the peo-
ple continued to suffer. Jorgensen


asked that a substantial portion of
the $25 million dollars received by
the Crown for the transfer be ap-
plied to relieving the plight of the
homeless and the helpless crying
out for help.
An early report to the St. Thom-
as Tidende on October 14 stated:
Some hurried notes sent us
from there give a partial but aw-
ful sketch of conditions, while an
eyewitness who experienced the
hurricane there gives a deplorable
account of its ravages. The state
of;i,,', is appalling, he says, no
homes, no food, no fruit trees, no
provision grounds left, almost ev-
,. 1h. flat, boats, fish pots, all
gone. Desolation reigns.
Jorgensen's efforts paid off. The
Danish Prime Minister in a speech
on December 16, 1916 pledged:
It will be the aim of the Danish
government that the transfer of the
islands take place in the worthi-
est and noblest manner The size-
able amount that the Danish gov-
ernment is receiving for the sale,
fortunately, will enable us without


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demands from the inhabitants of
the islands with regard to assis-
tance in the losses caused by the
hurricane.
Moreover we will handsomely
help the old and the poor ones over
there who need our assistance,
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demand in connection with the
transfer of the islands
Unfortunately, the transfer was
thought of differently by the Unit-
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interested in the desires and needs
of the colonial people but rather
the value of the territory as a coal-
ing depot and a military base to
promote or safeguard vital U.S.
economic interests in the region.
In his History of the Virgin Js-
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Dookhan concluded the concep-
tion of the islands not as a colony
with natural resources to be devel-
oped in the interest of the people
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J.P. Jorgensen, center, was a staunch supporter of
island residents.


years.
Attorney Jorgensen was also
concerned with the land issue on
St. John. The issue being that a
few landowners held most of the
land but did not use it. They let it
lie idle, not producing crops or us-
ing the land in anyway productive.
They didn't pay taxes nor did they
let others buy the land.
Two examples of his effort to
fix this problem will be familiar
to all. Jorgensen bought Plantation
Leinster 51 Maho Bay Quarters on
July 20, 1914, and sold it back into
production in 1920 to H.E. Lock-
hart who actively farmed on St.
John.


The second example is Estate
Calabash Boom. Jorgensen bought
the property in 1900 at auction for
$60 after no one else bid on it. He
gave the property to the Munici-
pality of St. Thomas and St. John
in 1920. The property became
the site of the Coral Bay Medi-
cal Clinic, then the senior citizens
center and eventually the site of an
affordable housing community of
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Registration Is Now Open for Seventh


Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim


St. John Tradewinds
Registration is now open for the
7th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power
Swim, which will be on the Sun-
day of Memorial Day weekend,
May 30, according to Friends of
Virgin Islands National Park.
The Beach-to-Beach Power
Swim will have four simultane-
ous events, all starting at Maho
Bay. A one mile short course for
solo swimmers will be from Maho
Beach to Cinnamon Beach. A two-
and one-quarter mile intermediate
solo course will be from Maho
Beach to Trunk Beach.
The three-and-a-half mile long
course for solo swimmers will be
from Maho Beach to Hawksnest
Beach. The long course will also
be open to three-person relay
teams. The relay team transition
points will be at Cinnamon Beach
and Trunk Beach.
To make the event as accessible
as possible to swimmers of all lev-
els, swimmers may compete us-
ing snorkels, fins, and/or exposure
suits in a separate category of "as-
sisted" swimmers. Swim paddles,
webbed (training) gloves and other
swim aides are not permitted.
Registration opened on March
1. Fees are $30 for adults and $15
for children under 17, for advance
registration by May 7. Between


St. JohnTradewinds News Photo File


A packed field takes to the waves at the start of last
year's Beach to Beach Power Swim at Maho Bay.


May 8 and May 28, the registra-
tion fee is $40 for adults and $15
for youth. Late registration on
May 29, is $50 for adults and $25
for youth. There will be no regis-
tration on the day of the event.
or complete information on this
event and to register, visit www.
friendsvinp.org/swim.
Registration is also possible by
calling the Friends at 340-779-
4940, or in person at the Friends of
the Park Store in Mongoose Junc-
tion and Connections in Cruz Bay
or Coral Bay. On St. Thomas, sign
up at Caribbean Surf Co. in Ha-
vensight, Red Hook or downtown.
On St. Croix, register at SCUBA
in Christiansted.


Proceeds from this event sup-
port VI National Park's Learn to
Swim program and other projects
in support of the park.
This is a great community event
and lots of fun, even for non-swim-
mers. Spectators can enjoy watch-
ing the race from Maho, Cinnamon,
Trunk and Hawksnest beaches and
there is a beach party and awards
ceremony open to the general pub-
lic at nearby Oppenheimer Beach.
The event needs lots of volunteers
as safety kayakers, on the beaches
and at the party.
Practice swims will be sched-
uled for the weeks preceding the
event and the schedule will be an-
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


A New "Laurence" at Caneel Bay


Momentous Irresonponsibility


Somewhere on the mainland
there's an adopted cat from St.
John with the name "Oriel." It's
not surprising that a kitty adopted
from the grounds of Caneel Bay
Plantation would be named in
honor of Oriel Smith, the Direc-
tor of Grounds and Horticulture
at the resort.
Oriel is well-known to island
residents as the Keeper of the
Donkeys, the Friend of Home-
less Cats, the Master of Win-
nekies (and other dogs), and the
man who maintains Caneel Bay's
gorgeous acres.
In addition, there is more
than one formerly homeless cat
named "Caneel" living in a for-
ever home on the mainland. One
example is Caneel who traveled
to a suburban home in Sudbury,
Massachusetts last year after
being evicted from the water-
front caf6 at the resort. His mom
would have been welcome to
travel with him had she not run
away into the bush.
The latest famous Caneel Bay
cat is "Laurence," a small black
and white kitten that Oriel found
on the grounds last month. He's
aptly named in honor of Laur-
ance Rockefeller who purchased
and donated all the land now su-
pervised by the National Park.
(Strictly speaking, Mr. Rock-
efeller spelled his first name with


Dear Governor deJongh,
I am very happy to hear most of our Senators, at
least, are looking out for Love City as you claimed to
be doing with your veto.
Hurrah to all the Senators who voted to override
this irresponsible act on your part. However, I want to
know how and when your administration intends to
pay us the $40 million you owe us. Please don't use
the excuse that there is no money because you have


an "a.")
Laurence has already been
spoken for and will be flying to a
home in New York City in April.
Until then, he resides in Oriel's
cottage.
Recently in the news was
"Brindle" adopted by frequent
Caneel guest Anna Jeffreys and
living in luxury in Anna's Cam-
bridge home. Brindle flies in a
chartered plane with Anna and
her other five cats each summer
to her vacation estate in Nova
Scotia.
Readers of Tradewinds are
familiar with "Peachum" who
formerly acted as doorcat at the
Equator restaurant at Caneel.
Peachum now lives with the
Rosen family in Roslyn Heights,
New York. Dr. Rosen is Pea-
chum's personal veterinarian.
In 2005 Dawn Balcazar ad-
opted "Rainy," a fastidious ti-
ger-striped boy, who befriended
Continued on Page 16


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: 6

3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 13

Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 15

Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0


continued to neglect your duties to not send out tax
bills for several years!
We have all been willing to pay at the old rate, as
we had been doing, until the courts can resolve anoth-
er momentous irresponsible act on your part by hiring
an inept company to revalue our properties.

Thank you,
Deborah Ramsay


It's All Up To V.I. Waste Management Now!


Virgin Islanders should be proud of their recent ac-
complishments. Democracy seems to be thriving and
our government seems to be listening, mostly.
Recently, we have seen corruption exposed and
prosecuted. Citizens are more and more being part
of the process and it appears that apathy is on the
decline. This is good news and we certainly can use
some of that.
Public input at legislative hearings has shown that
the senate wants and does listen. For myself, I have
been involved with and my community is benefitting
from public/private partnerships. We do know that
not every partnership can be a benefit. Our fragile
environment has been brought to the forefront and
citizens responded.
In past weeks, informed citizens stood tall against a
proposed public/private partnership that they felt was
an assault on the environment and through a thorough
and determined community effort, effectively killed
the Alpine deal.
While this was considered an environmental victo-
ry, it still did not change the fact that we have a huge


waste problem and we certainly could use additional
renewable energy. After the "high-fives" are over, we
still need to figure out what to do next about our waste
and energy problems.
So what do we do next? Many believe that using
our abundant sun and wind power is the answer over
the long-term but some, notably our own government
officials, are still not totally convinced that this is the
needed fix. To reconcile this standoff, there must be
a compromise and it must benefit the Virgin Islands
over the long-term.
Although we do need to increase our electrical
power reserves if we are going to move ahead eco-
nomically, the biggest, most imposing problem we
face, by far, is the waste issue.
I would suggest that VIWMA return to the table
with RFP's of their own. These are desperate times so
the process must move quickly while still considering
our economic position.
A trash to energy proposal, which was disapproved
during the WAPARFP negotiations would have burned
Continued on Page 16


Making the Virgin Islands Smoke Free


On March 24, the Health Committee of the Virgin
Islands Legislature will hear testimony on a bill that
has the potential to improve the health and wellbeing
of every Virgin Islands worker.
The bill, sponsored by Senators Shawn-Michael
Malone, and co-sponsored by Senator Patrick Simeon
Sprauve, proposes to limit smoking in public places
as well as places of employment, and will ultimately
create a smoke free environment for all Virgin Islands
workers.
This legislation is particularly significant because
it will protect Virgin Islands workers from more
than 4,000 chemical substances contained in tobac-
co smoke. By making the VI smoke free, it will also
protect Virgin Islanders from the additional 43 Class
A carcinogens identified by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency for which there is no known safe
level of exposure.
Individuals are often exposed to the health hazards
created by breathing someone else's smoke, known as
"second hand smoke." Others who are exposed to the
hair or clothes of second hand smoke victims become
victims of third hand smoke.
This is important when the victim of second hand


smoke may be a young mother who cradles her in-
fant in her arms after a long day at a workplace where
smoking is permitted. In this case, the infant receives
exposure to the same toxic tobacco chemicals as if
they had been in the mother's place of employment.
In 2006, the U.S. Surgeon General's Report entitled
"The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure
to Tobacco Smoke," indicated that there is no risk-
free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Furthermore, it says that because ventilation and
other air cleaning technologies cannot completely
control the exposure, the only effective way to ensure
that exposure to second hand smoke does not occur
in the workplace is to require that the environment be
completely smoke free.
AARP Virgin Islands feels strongly that all individ-
uals living and working in the territory deserve equal
protection under the law. That's why AARP is urging
all Virgin Islanders to join in the effort to make the
Virgin Islands Smoke Free.
We ask that residents let their Legislative repre-
sentatives know that creating a Smoke Free work en-
vironment throughout the territory is a positive step
Continued on Page 16







St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 15


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


More Than Just an Island
St. John has been our home for over 40 years. Janet and I first ar-
rived in the Virgin Islands in July of 1969.
We were immediately taken not only with the beauty of the island
but the graciousness of its people. We made fast friends in some of
those first encounters and to this day still have those friendships.
It wasn't long after our arrival that first our son, Amos, was bom.
In those early carefree days, months and years, St. John was truly an
adventure, not without its challenges, but certainly an easy lifestyle
of just meeting daily needs.
Our second child, Ruby, was bom in 1975, named by her mother
only seconds after she entered the world as the doctor raised her for
all to see and declared, "it's a girl."
Our lifestyle began to change again as we now had two little chil-
dren to care for and our efforts focused on building a nest for our little
family. Within five years Janet had enough courage to bring forth
another girl and Sophie was bom! Our family was now complete and
life was good.
Time went by and our family matured to the point where Amos
was off to school in the states, Ruby was in her final year at American
University in Washington, DC, and Sophie was at a boarding school
in upstate New York. The holidays brought us all together on St. John
and with our friends we enjoyed so many good times that life could
not have been better.
Then tragedy struck without warning or recourse. Our beloved
Ruby was killed in an auto accident in the city we loved, Washington,
DC. Our hearts sank to a place so deep that it cannot be explained.
Our friends immediately gathered around us to console our grief
stricken souls and help us do the necessary things one must do to
bury a child. It has taken me 14 years to publicly say thank you to all
those who consoled our grief, prepared the home burial plot, built a
beautiful casket out of donated hardwoods, cried the many tears that
it takes to bury a child and help us heal our broken hearts.
St. John and its people have helped our family survive this terrible
tragedy. To this day there is a sorrowful comer in all of our hearts that
will forever remain tender and full of sadness.
Now, 14 years later, our children, grandchildren, friends, (both old
and new), the St. John community and the whole of the Virgin Islands
have helped Janet and I survive this tragic loss.
The annual Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund softball tournament
is living testimony to the heart and soul of this community. For 14
years we have brought together young Virgin Islands girls to enjoy
the game of softball, experience the special St. John hospitality and
remember Ruby! No greater words, deeds or actions can equal this
tribute to our daughter and for this we are forever grateful.
The many young women who have benefited from the scholarship
fund are a living legacy to our community. Through their successes
and achievements we take comfort and joy that our community has
but one heart that beats strong now and forever.
Andrew Rutnik





ISLAND NOTES
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Assuming you are one of the many people unable,
too disillusioned or just too busy to attend the Grande
Bay Rezoning hearing last week and you feel that an
error has been made read on; as there is one more pos-
sible way to stop the re-zoning of Grande Bay.
If you are among those many disillusioned who
feel that St. Thomas is not listening and that your ac-
tions don't matter then maybe you didn't hear that we
actually won in the Senate override of the Governor's
line item veto no longer allowing St. John Capital
Funds to be used for trash hauling. And the islands as
a whole roundly defeated the lease for Alpine and the
pet coke plant. And it's an election year so they may
all be paying more attention than usual.
Why does the Grande Bay Re-zoning matter? The
re-zoning has already been turned down once by Gu-
bernatorial veto due to the already completely over-
developed density of the lot why would anyone
want them to add even more units?
There is virtually no benefit to anyone on St. John
by this rezoning. The hearing was stacked by the de-
veloper to make it appear that St. John was wholly in
favor of the re-zoning when in fact many of us didn't
even know about it until that day and were already
committed to other plans.
The vote was pretty much a dead heat in the leg-
islature and word in the street is that had there been
any decent sized group of St. John residents present


To all parties involved in the development of the
multipurpose center project: It is my sincere prayer
that all members of the community are truly allowed
to share this facility for multi-purposes.
One thing I would like to see it used for on a regular
basis is family-friendly movies. The kids (and adults)
here have very little opportunity for a choice of good,
wholesome entertainment.
I believe if a better option is presented, everyone
would benefit. There are plenty of places to go and
see junk for your brain and heart, and movies and
seminars on any number of philosophies and beliefs.
How about a little "balance" and "tolerance" of good


For about 15 years, we vacationed on St. John,
some times twice a year. St. John needs educational
financial help as does most of the Caribbean.
This trip we learned something worth sharing.
There is a project "Kids First St. John" (http://www.
kidsfirststj.org/) which is dedicated to supporting
early learning programs. The project's mission is "to
support quality education for all the children of St.
John in a safe and nurturing environment."
Ages "birth to five years" learning feeds into the
format education times K-12 and this sets the pattern
for success. The drop-out rate for the kids is high. We
need to turn that rate around.
More than 60 percent of the annual visitors to St.
John are returning visitors, so there is some kind of


urging a vote of "no," the vote would have gone the
other way. The actual vote within the Legislature was
attached to a St. Croix bill so most people weren't
even aware that the vote was on the docket.
What can you do?
Act quickly, as the governor has only 10 days to
make his decision. Create as much groundswell as you
can amongst other St. John residents, and even those
on St. Thomas and St. Croix who are against willy
nilly re-zoning. Ask them to call and write Governor
deJongh and veto the Senate vote to re-zone Grande
Bay. You can reach Gov. deJongh at 774-0001, fax
774-1361, email john.dejongh@go.vi.gov and/or
ios .20' Co\ ~17Aoo corn or go to his website http://
www.govemordej ongh.com/contact/index.html
Call the Governor's aids like Government House
Chief of Staff Louis Penn at 774-0001 and ask for him
by name, or Deputy Chief of Staff Pamela Berkowsky
at the same number and ask for her by name.
Let them know that we do not support this addi-
tional example of development gone awry. We will
need hundreds of people to call in order for this to be
effective, so please do not think you can rest and let
your neighbor make the call. Please let's see if we can
make a clean sweep of St. John issues being decided
by St. John residents!
Lisa Durgin


movies (no swearing, sex, etc.) and yes, with a mes-
sage, too. Dare I even say the word..... Christian? Yes,
I dare!
I realize this may not even be an issue for some
time, but I wanted to say, up front, that no matter
where it ends up being built, it needs to truly be a
community multipurpose center. If a rental fee is
charged with a refundable clean up deposit, anyone
should be able to contract for its use.
Thank you for your consideration it's a great
idea and long overdue! I will be interested to see how
things unfold.
Pam Dolson


connection with St. John which brings the majority
of us back.
Education is important to our family, so what I sug-
gest is that visitors find contribute to the project. You
can do it on the website. An alternative way would be
people who own property and rent to us visitors to add
a "education support" fee to the rent, for example a 1
percent add-on would generate $10 for each $1,000 of
rent. All of us can deal with that size fee.
The key is to help those with whom we visit and to
respond to the needs of the kids. We come to St. John
for reason the people we know and the beauty we
see. Think about it.
Ed Tomezsko


It's Not Too Late To Oppose Grande Bay Rezoning


Many Multi-purpose Center Possibilities


A Great Way To Support Education







16 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010



Letters to St. John Tradewinds


A New Laurence at Caneel Bay


It's All Up To V.I. Waste Management Now!


Continued from Page 14
her family during their stay at
Cancel Bay, and every year since
has taken home another St. John
cat or dog with the assistance of
the resort's staff. Rainy still lives
with the Balcazars in Wellesley,
Massachusetts.
"Solo" hasn't flown off-island,
preferring to remain with Oriel
on the grounds at Caneel. But if
any visitor to St. John would en-
joy having the prestige of a Lau-
rence, a Caneel or an Oriel, eight
more Caneel cats reside with
Oriel. An adopting family need
not be a guest of Caneel Bay and
would have the privilege of nam-
ing the cat or kitten.
How about "Taino" for the
Amerindians who lived on a site
within the plantation, or "Scott"


toward safeguarding the health
of Virgin Islanders; that it is also
good for the health of our visi-
tors; and that a Smoke Free en-
vironment is good for Virgin Is-
lands businesses as well.
Please take the time to call,
write or email your Senator and


for Scott Beach, or "Rik" for the
Cancel General Manager who
established a budget to spay and
neuter cats residing at Caneel, or
"Nicholay" for the current GM
who supports Oriel's efforts?
Place your order quickly for
a St. John Caribbean cat while
the naming possibilities remain
open. The Animal Care Center
in Cruz Bay (340-774-1625) also
has a large selection.
Connie Joseph, ACC Shelter
Manager, can help you select the
feline best suited to your specifi-
cations. The Westin Resort also
has homeless cats and kittens ga-
lore black, white, black-and-
white, gray, ginger, striped, and
spotted. But Laurence at Caneel
is already spoken for.
Elaine Campbell


ask them to vote yes on bill num-
ber 28-0191, the Virgin Islands
Smoke Free Act, and please also
ask them to make sure that all
facets of the gaming industry are
included in the law.
Sincerely,
Denyce Singleton


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all our trash and this seems to be the best answer over
the long haul although some would argue, correctly,
that any kind of burning could be environmentally in-
trusive to our Virgin Islands land and waters.
The technology is new and unproven in the United
States which is one reason WAPA rejected the pro-
posal. Another reason is the proposed process would
not produce enough electrical energy to meet WAPA's
current needs.
Although the process is not a prolific electrical en-
ergy producer, it certainly is a viable alternative to our
already burgeoning and dangerous trash problem.
The process would gasifyy" all our trash in an ultra
high burning process known as "plasma technology".
This process literally has no smoke stack as it bums
at temperatures so high that source product is broken
down into its atomic structure. Garbage, bio-fuels,
metals, plastics and literally everything we throw
away would become source product.
All gasses and the left over solids are recyclable
and both are sold. This is how the plant would make
a profit. The advantages of this technology are many
and I submit cost effective for every Virgin islander
as it would greatly reduce the need to pay for shipping
our trash off-island as we currently do.
All trash is taken into the process. There is no
"burnables vs. non-burnables" mentality.
Since all mass has elements that can be reused,
the process extracts these elements, separates them,
stores them and they are sold to willing markets all
over the world. The process then is actually about re-
cycling on a grand scale.
The cost of the plant, according to the RFP was
$87 million. The company would provide all funding
save the costs of WAPA hook up. There would be no
extraordinary tipping fees and no trash or recyclable
materials export costs to WMA. This would save our
government up to $18 million a year.
The waste stream would consist of our existing
trash supplies and what is in the landfills. Over time,
perhaps 20 years, the landfills would be reduced
as methane gas and all other non-volatile materials
would be reclaimed. The plants, like the alpine pro-
posal would be located on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
There will be environmental issues. The process of
reclaiming gasses from heating could be dangerous.
Extracting and storing hydrogen, nitrogen, methane,
acetylene and other by-product gasses seems like an
ominous task and there is always the possibility of
leaks, etc. However, similar conditions exist in our
landfills right now with methane trapped under the
enormous mountains of garbage and the leaching of
possible toxic materials into our waters. These prob-
lems will not go away but still are a threat to our en-
vironment.
The point is, we have to do something right now!
Do we do nothing or attempt to use a technology that
has proven successful all over the world? Is the fact
that some technology which has not been thoroughly
examined by EPA and other regulatory agencies rea-


son enough to not even consider it?
Since VIWMA is under federal consent decrees
from both the EPA and FAA, it seems prudent, since
Alpine is no longer a viable option, to consider return-
ing to the table. We face the closing of Rohlson Air-
port by the FAA and we already are required to close
the St. Croix land fill this year under EPA order.
WAPA would benefit to some degree although not
to the extent the Alpine deal would have provided.
WAPA needs a fairly large boost to its available en-
ergy supply. Currently, and assuming all equipment is
up and running, WAPA can produce just over 1 Giga-
watt of power. Peak load in the Virgin Islands is just
over 900 Megawatts.
Prudent power producers rarely allow peak load to
go beyond 80 percent of capacity. WAPA is now at
90 percent of capacity and that is assuming all equip-
ment is putting out power which it is not. On St.
Croix and St. Thomas, equipment is often down for
repairs and or replacement. From this we can see why
WAPA needs quite a bit of added capacity and why
it chose Alpine over a plant that could produce just
over 13 Megawatts. Still, those megawatts would put
WAPA in a better position during peak hours while
continuing its quest to find other alternative energy
sources.
Already, geo-thermal has the go-ahead to seek
energy right below us. Virgin Islands Energy Office
is pushing rebate programs and many are starting to
listen. For every kilowatt produced by solar or wind
power-that is energy WAPA does not have to provide.
Costs for solar hot water and solar electric cells are
still high but are dropping every day.
Currently a 2000 watt system can cost about
$20,000 to $25,000 and some costs can be reimbursed
through rebates. The best deal today is the almost free
solar water program the VIEO is offering. All these
options help WAPA over the long haul and ultimately
reduce costs for every rate payer.
Legislation to require solar hot water and solar
power for all new construction should be manda-
tory in the Virgin Islands. Reductions in regulatory
red-tape for wind power could help enormously and
would open the door to a much great use of our abun-
dant breezes. Many believe that wind generators are
the large swirly and noisy behemoths we see so often
in pictures.
Modem technology has greatly reduced the foot-
print, increased the output capacity and altered the
way wind generation works. Helical (horizontal) wind
generation is one such method. If properly-sized wind
and solar systems were installed on all new construc-
tion, new owners could virtually live without paying
electrical bills.
VIWMA should consider building waste to energy
plants that are truly recyclable. It would save millions,
produce power for WAPA, reclaim much needed gov-
ernment lands and continue well into the future.
If we do nothing we all lose. Let's at least look at
the possibilities.
Paul Devine


Making the V.I. Smoke Free

Continued from Page 14


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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 17


Thomas and Boston Face Second Jury for Cockayne Murder


Continued from Page 2
where they surrounded him and beat him, according
to prosecutors.
Sometime after that, Ward allegedly followed
Cockayne to the area of the Fashion Palace where
the Pennsylvania man's car was parked. Behind a
wooden scaffold, Ward allegedly stabbed Cockayne
eight times including a fatal blow to the femoral
artery before fleeing to a friend's house, according
to prosecutors.
Cockayne stumbled out from behind the scaffold,
blood spouting from his legs and chest, and bled to
death in the Cruz Bay street before emergency per-


sonnel arrived.
The case has been controversial since news of the
murder first spread across Love City. After months
passed with no arrests, Cockayne's parents launched
a media blitz alleging inaction on the part of the V.I.
Police Department. The Cockaynes appeared on na-
tional television news shows including CNN and Fox
News.
Arrests finally came in August 2007, when Thomas
and Boston were picked up and charged with murder-
ing Cockayne. Ward was arrested almost a year later
in June 2008 at the St. Thomas airport upon his return
to the territory from the mainland.


GHS' Annual Auction Raises $150,000 for Scholarships


Continued from Page 5
Drawing out the anticipation, auctioneer Darron
Meares narrowed the field down to Jones and Su-
san Stair. In the end Stair took home the necklace,
but Jones was in for a surprise herself when Stair's
husband's winning bid on a sister necklace that was
auctioned off was given to the GHS development di-
rector.
"Susan won the necklace and I went back to my
table and I knew people were bidding on the sister
necklace, but I wasn't really paying attention," said
Jones. "All of a sudden people told me that Miles
[Stair] bought the necklace for me. I couldn't believe
it."
Other major fund raisers of the night included a
seven night Mediterranean cruise aboard the luxury
yacht Sea Dream, a week in a farmhouse in Southern
France and a 13 night trip of a lifetime across Italy.
As the audience enjoyed gourmet food and drinks
between bidding on exciting packages, GHS schol-
arship student Afrika Anthony reminded party-goers
of the night's importance. Following her speech, the
school raked in $35,000 from straight forward dona-
tions not for a chance to win prizes or travel pack-
ages.
"Afrika was so nervous, but I thought she did a
great job," said Jones. "When I told her how much we
raised right after her speech, she finally relaxed."
So many people contributed to the success of the
night, not the least of which was auctioneer Meares
and his wife.
"They were so great," said Jones. "He intuitively
knew when to pick up the pace and when to change
course. I didn't have to worry about losing energy in
the room."
Another key to the night's success was the profes-


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Residents bid on work from local artists,
including paintings by Patricia Orlandini,
left, during the silent auction.

sionalism and generosity of the Westin, Jones added/
"The Westin really outdid themselves this year,"
said Jones. "Their staff is amazing. When I got there
at 9 a.m. they had already been setting up and they
were there until probably midnight."
"I can't thank the Westin enough for all that they
do for us," said the GHS development director.
After the auction, attendees and organizers repaired
to Cruz Bay Prime in the Westin lobby to dance the
rest of the night away.


Learn To Be a Better Dad and Courageous Mom on March 23


Continued from Page 8
Johnson, who was last in the Virgin Islands 37
years ago with the U.S. Navy, is looking forward to
returning the territory with his wife, Suzanne John-
son, who is an accomplished speaker herself. The
couple, who is currently based in Portland, Oregon,
raised two children who are now adults.
The initial reaction to Johnson's upcoming visit


has been positive, and he is excited to spread his mes-
sage to Virgin Islanders, he explained.
"From what I hear, a lot of people are pretty ex-
cited about some of the things we'll be doing here,"
Johnson said. "We're really looking forward to it. My
wife is all packed and ready to go."
Child care and refreshments will be provided at the
March 23 workshop at JESS.


St. John Police Report




Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110

Friday, March 12
5:40 p.m. An Estate Calabash Boom resident p/r that he had an
altercation with an adult male. Disturbance of the peace.
11:12 p.m. A citizen c/r vehicles drag racing in Cruz Bay in
the area of Mongoose Junction. Disturbance of the peace.
Saturday, March 13
9:28 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police as-
sistance. Police assistance.
9:50 a.m. An Estate Power Boyd Plantation resident c/request-
ing police assistance. Police assistance.
5:39 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ a larceny. Grand lar-
ceny.
10:07 p.m. A citizen r/ a two vehicle collision in the area of the
Cruz Bay fire station. Auto accident.
Sunday, March 14
7:50 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r an auto accident in the area of
Estate Pastory.
7:50 p.m. Badge #30 and #724 p/ with one Taylor Hirschberg
of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with driving under the
influence. Bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court.
10:36 p.m. An Estate Pine Peace resident p/r that she had an
altercation with another female. Disturbance of the peace.
Monday, March 15
10:05 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ that he was threatened.
Disturbance of the peace, threats.
2:35 p.m. A Gift Hill resident c/requesting police assistance
with a landlord and tenant dispute. Police assistance.
Tuesday, March 16
2:20 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ a grand larceny. Grand
larceny.
7:30 p.m. Thomas Venturini p/ a Jurgen Command, placed
under arrest and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm,
possession of ammunition and failure to register a firearm in the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
8:47 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Contant. Distur-
bance of the peace, D.V
Wednesday, March 17
9:08 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident in the area of Cruz Bay.
Auto accident.
10:14 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ a disturbance of the
peace. Disturbance of the peace.
1:20 p.m. An employee of Joe's Rum Hut r/ that the business
was burglarized. Burglary in the third.
2:28 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ that someone stole his
bag from Maho Bay. Grand larceny.
8:06 p.m. An Estate Mandahl resident r/ a burglary. Burglary
in the second.
Thursday, March 18
9:55 a.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance in obtaining
money owed to her by an individual. Police assistance.
4:26 p.m.- An Estate Pine Peace resident c/requesting police
assistance. Police assistance.
5:30 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Grunwald. Dis-
turbance of the peace, fight.
6:34 p.m. A visitor from South Carolina r/ that someone stole
items from her bag. Grand larceny.
6:44 p.m. Badge #90 p/ with one Jeffrey Brown under arrest
and charged with burglary in the third and destruction of property.
Bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court.







18 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 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.


Tuesday, March 23
Using Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St.
John Community Foundation and the Department of Housing,
Parks and Recreation, invites the community to attend a special
gathering at La Tapa on Tuesday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24
AARP is offering driver safety classes throughout the territory.
On St. John the class will be on Wednesday, March 24, from 9:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church.
Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 28
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
Developmental screenings will be for children from birth to
five years old and will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March
26 at the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic on St. John.
Tuesday, March 23
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30,
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Friday, March 31
Friends of VI. National Park's popular Reptile Hike will be on
March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
Sunday, May 30
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park's 7th Annual Beach-to-
Beach Power Swim is Sunday, May 30.


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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561-832-3040
561-602-9484

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largecovered deck,
beautifulviews, w/cat,
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$800/mo. 693-5492


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Area: Beachfront, masonry
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917-821-2826
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and just 7 mins. drive to
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776-6994. Leave message
if necessary.

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


Coral Bay-2+BR 1BA
house w/yard near mini
market $1,400. Available
for business use -
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now. 693.3399


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.
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Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


PIPEFITTER Wharton Smith International, LLC has
an immediate full-time position lasting 2-3 months for an
experienced pipefitter at the Diageo project in St Croix.
Candidate should have extensive knowledge of welded
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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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tel. 1-800-338-0987
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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


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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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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 21


Birth Annoucement: Elena Serene Magnie

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Lauren and Bo
Magnie announce
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daughter Elena Se-
rene Magnie, who
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11, weighing seven
pounds and six
ounces and measur-
ing 20 inches long.
Congratulations
Bo and Lauren!



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from Virgin Islands for Summer Session


St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen is looking for a quali-
fied high school junior to nominate for
acceptance into the House of Represen-
tatives Page Program.
The right to nominate a page is granted
to each member of Congress on a rotation
system and this year the delegate is up
to once again nominate a talented young
adult from her district to serve from July
11 through August 6.
A House Page is a young adult who is
hired as support staff for the House of
Representatives. There are 72 pages se-
lected for each semester from over 400
members of Congress. In order to qualify


for the summer session, pages must have
completed their sophomore or junior year
in high school; have not yet entered their
senior year; and be at least 16 years of
age before reporting to Washington.
Pages duties largely encompass deliv-
eries of correspondence, legislative mate-
rial and small packages within the Capitol
complex. Duties also sometimes include
assignment to the members' cloakroom
in addition to attending page school.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday,
April 12. Following the deadline, the del-
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Clerk of the House of Representatives
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o .... appliances. National Pailrt beaches are just a stroll away Only S995.000
'! "Amorita" Beautiful, masonry home in upscale Chocolate Hole North has
large pool deck with spa & faces southeast to catch the tradewind breezes.
Waler views of Hart Bay & the South Shore just minutes from Cruz Bay & a
snaort walk to the Westin Resort. Features include stone arches and vaulted
cypress ceilings screened gallery, arched courtyard entrance, fruilt trees,
arid deeded access to two beaches. Seller is motivated $950,000
j' ^"The Retreat" Perfect privacy & spectacular ocean views lie at the heart
of "The Retreats" natural appeal, Its 3 pavilions on one level are grouped
around a beautifully landscaped courtyard with swimming pool and jetted hot
^ ~ tub. Every room enjoys an ocean view a sparkling panorama of Sir Francis
I0 J. Drake Channel, with Tortola beyond. Two equal, air-conditioned king
bedroom/bath suites with sleeping tofts Bflank the main living/dining pavillion.-
-' The walerfront is accessed via trail to a private, sandy beach. $1.595M
"Collbri" -Superb sunset and water views from this 3 bedroom waterfront
home n te coveted Great Cruz Bay sub division. Features include native
"jK. stonework large pool deck with gazebo, masonry construction, air
conditioning. water views from every room and pool. and lots of room for
expansion Enpoy sunsets over St. Thomas. Deeded rights to beach and
dinghy landing Arecentrefurbishing has just been completed. $3,795,000
Seashore Allure' New waledrront condos set a higher bar for quality in
St John condos Just completed. ihese are a 'must see" with such features
.. as travertine tiles Brazilian hardwood floors stone accent walls graceful
arches framing water views solid mahogany doors custom cabinets spa jet
tubs. high end appliances & Brazilian clay roof tiles The sounds of the surf.
Irade wind breezes and beachfront location make these condos a tropical
dream come Irue $1.97M to $3.39M
| "Southern Cross" This traditional Danish style stone home offers the
Tf-C almost pnvacy yet only a ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town. Features
include large covered porches, beautiful custom mahogany cabinets and
built-in bar. exposed concrete beams and window sills and tile floors all
combine to create an elegant atmosphere. Cooling breezes and water views
on an almost level lot with room to add a oool or soa. S1.395M
'" Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos just completed
r'^in Cruz Bay Two Inree and four bedrooms available NC walk to Frank Bay
beacn and town Water views, nigh quality appliances These will be some
.r of the most spacious condos on St John Only 20% down Just Completed
in in late 2009 $825,000 to $1.35M Bank Financing Available.
f "Carolina Cottage" Really cute 2 bedroom house with nice water views
0 of Coral Harbor and Hurvicarie Hole Faces east to catch the cooling Irade
wind breezes & trIe dnveway is pa'.ed for easy access Fully furnished and
a nice location close to Coral Bay viin large ceck and room to expand or
addapool Space below could be converted to another bedroom $575,000
Greenleaf Commons Only 2 spaces Iofl in this new retaili'oficu building' Bull in late 2009 Beauliful
architecture with native stone work, columns and arches. Ample parking, back up generator, great
tenancy in place with supermarket, bank branch, day spa, and morel Ideally located on the south
shore near Ihe Westin Resort, Guinea Grove Apartments & south shore rental villas. Call for details.
Best Deals: Seagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000. Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views for
just $179,000, Bethany building lot over looking the WVeslin jusl reduced to $99,000, Bordeaux Mt.
- 1 acre with terrific BVI views listed at $725,000 but owner will consider all offers try himll


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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.


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 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 pa, 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/
fanta 't to
St. T ple
deck, ivacy & 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 lX1 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, 1/2 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, 1y2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/ 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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WAIk iH'HUN I "-HHbIUlIU UbL MAW'
on Peter Bay Point, has private path to
pristine beach.
Spectacular new,
gated estate on
1.63 acres with
exceptional pri-
vacy, surrounded
by 645' shoreline
and National
$32,000,000 Park waters.
"SEABISCUIT" is a winner! Charming
2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with
panoramic
views, very pri-
vate pool &hot
tub. Breezy lo-
cation conve-
nient to Coral
Bay. Walk to
shoreline wa-
$995.000 tersports.


UAI MbHINhbhUHU'b "GINNAMUN
RIDGE" 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private
acre, bordered
byNational Park,
features stun-
ning north shore
views, pool w/
waterfall, spa,
easy access to
Cinnamon Bay
$4,900,000 beach.
"SAGO COTTAGE" adorable Caribbean
style ma-
sonrycot-
tage with
wonder-
ful down
island
views
and great
rental his-
$975,000 torv.


"UNTN I TM-N IT" I-abuious custom
8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6
bdrms, 6.5
signer detail
baths, de-
and furnishings
throughout!!!.
Spectacular
views of Pills-
bury Sound &
$3,780,000 St. Thomas..
3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near
town, all masonry. Top floors each 3 bed-
f, rooms with
decks, NA/C,
plus lower
studio. Ren-
ovated 2003:
Corian coun-
ters, new
appliances &
$685,000 tile floors.


WAIbH'HMUNI UN UbVbH BUAY:
"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private, ex-
tremely quiet
masonry/
stone home
has all the
amenities one
would desire
on over an
acre of gently
$2,950,000 sloped land.
"FISH BAY" 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE!
Huge panoramic views and a quiet, pri-
vate, breezy
location
that bor-
ders Nature
Conservan-
cy property
make this
home a
$595,000 must see!


"*VI IAbHU" owners total privacy witn
breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
Thomas. 5
spacious bed-
huge pool,
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,295,000 villa.
ENJOYING ST. JOHN THIS TIME
OF YEAR? Own this one month
3/21 to 4/21 fractional time frame in
Villa Hibiscus in upscale Virgin Grand
Estates.This
3/3.5 home
with STT
& sunset
views, pool,
$200,000 AC & more.


"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $125,000 views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls &
"EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 from $335,000 underground utilities. From $999,000
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $274,900 "LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4min. walk to beach $298,000 amenities including barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 2 ac. with Topo $299,000 utilities beach & views. From $425,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000.
"CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to Sunset. 2
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas wes SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 views. From $425,000. "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000 BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for
"LIME TREE BAY BEACHFRONT" 2 Parcels (.79 ac.) $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000
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 "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI views,
underground utilities. From $285,000 plus direct access to white sand beach! Approximately excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls,
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, 435' shoreline with very gentle grade. GREAT swimming, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots
well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 snorkeling and boating. $875,000 from $399,000


WAI hHHUNI "LA UULUb VIIA" IS
an exceptionally
charming 3 bed-
room property on
the water's edge
with the possibility
of boat mooring. 376
ft. pristine shoreline.
Panoramic. W-1
zoning allows com-
$1,995,000 mercial uses.
"RAINBOW'S END" AT BATTERY
HILL-clean and cheerfully decorated
poolside condo is conveniently close
-to town
w/ nicely
manicured
grounds.
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WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute
water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $1,050,000 popular vacation rental $699,000


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 cott ALL OFFERS
CONSID ,000
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
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard,
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa
nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
floors. $3,450,000


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views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come see the while gazing out upon excellent bay views Lush deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
impressive recent renovations $1,095,000. tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000 hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,001
HOMES


MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views,
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located
beaches, cooling breezes $2,175,000. exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000 in the main building, plus private self-contained
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, guest cottage $2,295,000
panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for develop- uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive
ment. $2,950,000 sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just upper level. Lower level: 2 BR, living area &
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 kitchen. A/C. $675,000
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. COTTAGE One of the least expensive
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, $2,895,000 homes on the market! Great starter home with
3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish ONE OF THE BEST DEALS ON ST room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
tile roof, 1800 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 JOHN! LA BEL Maf, ectacular villa masonry home also available. $279,000
CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in in the Vir g ll 'es, 4 a/c identical MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home
Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. master suirs & breathtaking views of STT. overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000 $2,250,000 home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany QUACCO Brand ew bath masonry
Commanding views, year-round sunsets, throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 home in Fl- at views with
pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 many ame eps 12. $1,600,000


CHATEAU MARGOT A-.vate gated
compound loc* Iflrtf l7 knock your
socks off vietMl buest 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
AMOROSAA brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in
Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor
plan w/3 levels of IMng space. 3 suites. $1,990,000


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Danish Interns Helping To Solve Mysteries of Uncovered RuinsPage 4Moms and Dads Can Learn To Be Better Parents at JESS WorkshopPage 8 GHS Auction Raises $150K for ScholarshipPage 5 March 22-28, 2010 Copyright 2010 magazinest. thomas 2010 EDITIONS COMING SOONmnelson@malindamediallc.com Thomas, Boston Facing Second Jury in Cockayne Murder TrialPage 2 Cid Hamling To Be Honored at Annual Chamber Dinner BanquetPage 6 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropcial FocusBLUES FESTIV AL ROCKS ST . JOHN Story on Page 3

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Anselmo Boston and Kamal Thomas will face a jury for the second time starting Monday, March 22, for their roles in the stabbing death of 21-year-old Jamie Cockayne in the early morning hours of June 19, 2007. The two men will face charges of third degree assault and use of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence, charges they were previously convicted of following an October 2008 trial. V.I. Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar threw those verdicts out after evidence came to light which had not previously been shared with the defense. The third defendant in the Cockayne murder case, Jahlil Ward, was convicted of murder in the 2008 trial, which joined all three defendants. After Hollar threw out Ward’s conviction, she ordered a new trial for him to face a jury alone. Ward was convicted of second degree murder after his second trial, which wrapped up in December 2009. Second degree murder carries no maximum sentence in the Vir gin Islands, leaving sentencing wide open to Hollar’s judgement. The only guideline in the V.I. Code pertaining to second degree mur years in prison. Ward has still not been sentenced, however, as Hollar continues to hear motions to grant the 22-year-old a third trial due to controversial actions by the prosecutors. Ward’s defense attorneys were never able to track down a man who alleged that Thomas made a jailhouse confession about the murder, because prosecutors didn’t share the information, according the attorneys. “Concerning defendant Jahlil Ward, who was convicted of second degree murder in December 2009, Judge Hollar has not yet made a decision on whether she will order a new trial or sentence Ward,” said Department of Justice spokesperson Sara Lezama. In the meantime Boston, 33, and Thomas, 20, will face third degree assault and weapons charges in their second trial before Hollar which starts on March 22 in V.I. Superior Court. The case will be prosecuted by V.I. Assistant Attor neys General Courtney Reese and Claude Walker. ecutors alleged that Thomas and Boston got into an altercation with Cockayne at a downtown Cruz Bay bar on the night of June 18, which set the fatal actions of the next few hours in motion and ultimately resulted in Cockayne’s death. Upset because Cockayne kicked Boston’s girlfriend’s car earlier in the day, Boston allegedly took revenge in the form of a pool cue over Cockayne’s head when the two ran into each other in the Front Yard Bar, according to prosecutors. Following the mele at the bar, Boston, Thomas and Ward — who had each picked up wooden sticks that were lying nearby — alleged ly followed Cockayne up the street to the vicinity of Dolphin Market, 2 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 Chamber Chapter Meeting Is Mar. 30Using Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St. John Community Foundation and the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation, invites the community to attend a special gathering at La Tapa on Tuesday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. This event will give residents an opportunity to hear about what USFSC is, what they have accomplished so far, and what they are hoping to accomplish in the future.Using Sport for Social Change MeetingThe St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs. Items to be discussed include an update on V.I. Port Author ity/deJongh Associates parking and future proposals. Additional copies of the deJongh proposal will be available at the meeting. Signage and more welcome information for the barge area, the upcoming Crime Victims Week St. John Vigil plus other issues the chapter is working on will also be discussed. Reliance Housing Foundation’s Calabash Boom affordable housing complex are for sale. The duplex townhouses all have three bedrooms and one bath and come with their own cistern. The purchase price is $295,000 and the homes are available to people with an income of up to $135,000 per year. There are numerous subsidies and buy-downs which can bring an average mortgage down to $125,000 with monthly payments as low as $951. About $15,000 in cash is required for closing costs. For more information or to apply to purchase a townhouse at Calabash Boom, call the VIHFA at 774-4432.Reliance’s Calabash Townhouses for Sale for $295,000 or LessContinued on Page 17 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 is Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. For more informa tion, call 774-4399 or 718-7997.Children’s Health Screening Mar. 26Thomas and Boston Face Second Jury in Cockayne Murder Case March 22 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 AARP Driver Safety Class Is March 24AARP is offering senior driver safety classes throughout the ter ritory. On St. John the class will be on Wednesday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church. For more information call Julia Pankey at 772-3042. The Department of Human Services’ Head Start program is now accepting applications to enroll children aged 3 to 5 for the 20102011 school year. Children must be the required age on or before December 31, 2010. Completed applications must include the child’s birth cer immunization card, and proof of family income, food stamp case number and insurance/MAP information. Applications can be picked up and dropped off in the Head Start Head Start Applications Available

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By Karin Schlesinger St. John Tradewinds Stellar performances rocked the 8th Annual Johnny Walker St. John Blues Festival main concert urday night, March 20, from four guest bands and a myriad of guest artists. The pre-party kicked off midafternoon with the Skinny Legs Blues Review featuring local musician Chris Carsel and Company with guest artists. By the 7 p.m. start time for the main concert, the crowd was more than primed for a hot night of top musicians from around the globe. The big concert opened with performances from the top bands of the 2009 International Blues Challenge — and that was only the beginning. Hailing from Oregon, the Blues called out “I sing the Blues” in their teaser of the night and warmed the early evening crowd arriving with beach chairs and blankets to settle in for the evening. Over 1,000 tickets were sold for the big concert. Steve and Helen Simon were the perfect hosts, with Steve as master of ceremonies. Between sets, Simon invited audience member Senate President Louis Patrick Hill onstage and preBlues License plate. He thanked the senator for his continued support for the island of St. John and the things that matter to the community. JP Soars and The Red Hots, winners of the International Blues Challenge took the stage next with JP’s unique red hot guitar and a stageful of surprises. Their eclectic mix ranged from original tunes to Muddy Waters greats and a soulful “Gangsta of Love.” A guest appearance by Billy Gibson brought cheers from the crowd. The Blues Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year strutted his stuff with a tight performance for the Red Hots band. The band was also joined on stage by JT Laurensen and his accordion with sweet vibes. The memorable “I Want A Bald Headed Woman” was dedicated to Steve Simon by JT and had the crowd roaring in approval. To top it off, last year’s crowd pleaser Washboard Jo joined them on stage. The colorful Jo wowed the audience with her faster than lightening washboard percussions. arms and light-up keyboard were as vivid as her personality and per formance. The Ford Blues Band with drummer Patrick Ford took over the stage with solid performances from everyone in the band. Andy Ford made magic with his har monica, while the strings from Dewayne Pate’s rich reper toire showed its depth. It was hard grooving to both their classical and their own refreshing Blues style. Ten seconds after the opening keyboards, the audience knew they were in for something extraordinary with the Deanna Bogart Band. Contemporary Blues married boogie as Bogart took to the keyboards with her saxophone ready nearby. She talked about playing on St. John. “It’s because of the love of Love City that made it happen” Bogart said. She also spoke about her newfound love. “On the way to the Smoothie Stand on the other side,” she said, but needed no more words — the crowd roared. Bogart’s tenor saxophone embodied the blues with every rich note and her performance dazzled as the evening reached an unprecedented pitch. Then EG Knight joined in for some special Southern Comfort and got the whole audience engaged with her “Trouble with a Capital T.” This southern gal from Georgia won a lot of hearts Saturday night cals which married country to the Blues. International solo artist Shakura S’Aida then took the stage and City’s own Barbie Barry was invited up on stage to join the ladies with her harmonica for a number and held her own amongst these Blues greats. It was ladies night in Coral Bay. The audience was on their feet, dancing and hanging on to every their was an impromptu song from the four visiting female artists. They sang about their newfound love of St. John smoothies. It was a love letter to St. John that left the audience happy and sated with the Blues but sad it all had to come to an end. While it’s hard to believe Satur day night’s event could be topped, the 9th Annual Johnny Walker St. John Blues Festival is already planned for the third week of March in 2011. The initial lineup for the event includes such music greats as Curtis Salgado, Grady Champion, Candye Kane, and Moreland and Arbuckle. Start planning now to be on-island for this great event next year. St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 3 Thursday, March 25th INDEX Crossword Puzzle ...............18 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus 8th Annual St. John Blues Festival Rocks Coral Bay

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The V.I. National Park’s ar chaeology program welcomed two people to the island on Sunday, March 21, who are armed with a myriad of information and ready to help solve the mysteries of recently uncovered ruins. The two graduate students from the University of Copenhagen’s Saxo Institute — along with a third student, who is slated to arrive April 1 — have spent the months leading up to their trip to St. John in the Danish State Archives, gathering bits of information to help determine who lived at estates which are now in ruins between Haulover and Brown Bay. This will be the fourth year the VINP has welcomed interns from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, who have all come to who called St. John home during Danish rule in the 19th Century. Adding urgency to the task facing this year’s interns is the fact that hiking trails were recently cut through the area between Haulover and Brown Bay, leaving whatever artifacts that may be in the area unprotected. “We could lose that part of history sitting on the surface,” said VINP Archaeologist Ken Wild. “We want to carefully map all those artifacts and the ruins. A lot of these things were lost in the Danish archives for a long time.” be to catalogue whatever ruins and artifacts are directly along the recently cut trails, Wild continued. “We can’t get it back once it’s gone,” he said. The Danish students research covers people who may have lived at different estates on St. John. They then hope to match artifacts found at estate ruins with informa tion gleaned from the archives. “Artifacts may match up to what which enables us to say, ‘yes, this was so-and-so’s estate,” said Wild. “If we lose the artifacts, we lose the ability to do that.” The students typically come in May; however, they are coming earlier this year because the Danish archives are shutting down and being moved. Wild anticipates the schedule change will prove to be a good thing for two reasons. First of all, the students will be able to spend more time in the archives once they return to Denmark before their reports are due, Wild explained. “I think it will also work better because the mosquitoes won’t be so bad,” he said. The internship program has VINP archaeology program’s efforts to put faces and stories with the remains of numerous estates dotting the island.4 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 Danish Interns Helping Solve Mysteries of Recently Uncovered Ruins

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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 5 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After dancing under the stars at Cruz Bay Prime until the wee hours of the night, Gifft Hill School ofThe school hosted its 24th Annual Auction on Saturday, March 13, at the Westin Resort and Villas — a night that included plenty of laughs as well as tears of joy. In total, the school raised about $150,000 from the auction which will go to the GHS scholarship fund that supports 60 percent of its students. The amount was $25,000 more than was raised at last year’s auction, explained GHS development director Beth Jones. “There were so many acts of generosity that night, it really was amazing,” said Jones. “I was so worried that due to the economy people wouldn’t be as willing to give this year, but we had such an overwhelming response. We had people stopping by the day before the event to drop off items for the auction.” “I don’t think it could have gone better,” Jones said. One highlight of the night was a touching tribute to GHS preschool teacher Val Prakas, who has been with the school for 16 years. Even as GHS Lower School principal Beth Knight announced the tribute, Prakas had no idea who was going to be honored, explained Jones. “She’s so humble that even as Ms. Beth was speaking, Val didn’t think it was her we were honoring,” said Jones. “Not until the video came on did she realize we were honoring her and then she was so excited.” Prakas’ family, who came out to surprise the teacher from their hiding places in the Westin ballroom kitch en. Selecting Prakas as this year’s honoree was easy for the school, Jones added. “We chose Val because she’s just a rock of the Lower School and the most wonderful person,” said the GHS development director. “She will do anything for the school at any time without us even asking.” After enjoying the auction from a special table — instead of volunteering for the event as usual — Prakas and her family enjoyed a two-night stay in a luxurious villa, dinner at Waterfront Bistro and a massage. “She was so excited and so surprised, it was per fect,” Jones said. A large display of wine enticed party-goers to try their hand at winning the “Wall of Wine” prize. A $50 donation to the school entered one in a spirited game of heads or tails. Contestants placed their hands on their heads or their tails and were allowed to continue to the next round if their choice matched the result of the stage and the group was quickly down to three people. In another act that illustrated the generosity of auction attendees, Wall of Wine winner Dustin Prudhomme donated the coveted prize back to the school to auction off again. A beautiful champagne diamond necklace by R&I Patton was another enticing prize. Participants pur chased $25 glasses of champagne or wine, which roughly $6,000 necklace.GHS’ 24th Annual Auction Raises $150,000 for Scholarship Fund dressed to the nines, above, below, for the chance to win Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan EwaldContinued on Page 17

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6 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 Chamber Honors Love City’s Cid Hamling for Community ServiceBy Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds St. John community activist Cid Hamling was humbly surprised to discover she will be among this year’s distinguished honorees at the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming awards banquet. “I am stunned by this award,” Hamling said. “And hardly able to accept such an honor without tear ing up.” The local chamber will recognize recipients of the 27th Annual Wilbur “Bill” LaMotta Community Service Awards at St. Peter Greathouse on St. Thomas Saturday evening, April 10, during a banquet and dinner dance themed “Grooving with the Sixties.” The annual award was established in 1983 to recognize outstanding contributions of public former Chamber president, Small Businessman of the Year, civic leader and renowned Caribbean composer and musician. “Cid was selected for her longterm dedication to the community of St. John and unending efforts to enhance the lives of all St. John representative on the Chamber’s board of directors. Hamling, who has been a mem ber of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce since the early 80s, has remained active in the community from the time she set foot in the Virgin Islands three decades ago. Well known on St. John as the warm and friendly owner of the island’s two long-standing communications centers, Connections and Connections East, Hamling also serves on the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park’s board of directors and as the St. John Revolving Fund’s administrator. She was one of the founding members of the St. John Action Committee, and can often be heard advocating for the island’s senior population and the visitors who keep its tourism industry thriving. Hamling remains involved in Kids and the Sea, the Animal Care Center, the St. John Historical Society, and has played a supporting John School of the Arts, St. John Rotary, the American Legion, the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Softball Tournament and the island’s local schools over the years. “With all of the fund raisers I have been involved with over the past 30 years for friends and or ganizations in need, whether due to lack of governmental funding, for personal medical emergencies, natural disasters, our children, our environment, and the quality and respect of life that I believe so strongly in, the single factor is that St. John is an exceptional community,” Hamling said. “I am so very proud that I have chosen to call St. John my home.” Despite her impressive resume, Hamling said she was stunned and honored when she learned of the news. “We were having a St. John Chamber meeting at the Battery, and of course I don’t lock Connections’ doors until 5:30 and the meeting started at 5:30,” Hamling said. “And as I walked into a very packed room, everyone turned around and smiled at me, and I thought, ‘geez, I am just 10 minutes late.’” But when the meeting was over, for the late arrivals. “I couldn’t believe it — those Hamling said. “I am just very honored and kind of blown away to be considered in the same league or category as those people who have been honored in the past.” The selection process for the awards, which are presented to individuals who exhibit dedication, sincerity, forthrightness and ethics in their community involvement, takes several months, according to Joe Aubain, the Chamber’s executive director. “The board does a pretty extensive job at looking at folks, not only who are successful as business owners but what they have been giving to the community over the years, and I think every year who is going to be named as the recipients,” Aubain said. “I think the community will see that Cid has been involved in numerous community efforts, whether it has been serving on boards or spearheading projects – she has been involved in the community.” This year, the board is awarding eight recipients: Hamling is joined by Patrick and Yanick Bayard from the private sector; Commissioner Albert Bryan, Jr. from the public sector, and Lindley “Buddy” KenThe Public Finance Authority and the Mafalies Day Care buildings will receive awards for design excellence, and Shamoy David will receive the student achievement award. The evening kicks off with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the banquet and awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $125 per person and must be reserved by April 3 by calling 776-0100. 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 1987 – Nobel Samuel 1990 – James St. John, II 1991 – Franklin Powell, Sr. 1992 – Elaine Ione Sprauve 1999 – Jose Penn 2000 – Mongoose Junction, Award for Design Excellence 2006 – Ruth “Sis” Frank 2008 – Stanley Selengut 2009 – Steve and Helen Simon, Guy BenjaminPast St. John LaMotta Community Service Award Recipients

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Have a question about where to recycle that television set? Well look no further than the “Smart Guide to Island Housekeeping,” which was recently republished by the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of St. John (UU) thanks to a $3,700 grant from the V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA). “Everyone in the fellowship is trying to do things in a green way in every respect,” said said UU member and guide editor Suki is doing education projects like our ‘Smart Universalist principle of ‘respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.’” The guide was originally published in 2008, but the updated version includes new information like aluminum recycling by the Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands’ St. John Chapter, solar hot water heaters and the latest recycling location and times from VIWMA. With a cover illustration by Lisa Etre, the guide is easily recognizable and will be indispensable to anyone looking to “green up” their act. Features in the new guide include environmental tips for visitors with informa tion about conserving water and energy and where to dispose of trash. For St. John residents, the “Smart Guide” has tips for saving energy and the latest rebate information The VIWMA recycling guide includes information on where to recycle everything from art supplies to wire coat hangers. UU members also joined forces with the Island Green Building Association for a feature about environmentally-friendly development. With a guide to whipping up non-toxic household cleaners and helpful information about local trees and plants, the “Smart Guide” has a little something for everyone. “We have over 500 rental homes on St. John and one of our man goals is to get the guide into those homes so people understand how important it to conserve water and energy during their stays,” said Buchalter. Brimming with so much information, the “Smart Guide” should be required reading for St. John visitors and residents. But to ensure it’s survival, UU members are hoping to attract sponsors, explained Buchalter. “We encourage people who like the publication and who are excited about it to join our effort and sponsor the booklet,” she said. “The grant from VIWMA was great and it allowed us to reprint this second edition, but we do need additional help to keep this going in the future.” Look for the “Smart Guide” at Connections, Keep Me Posted, Friends of the Park Store, Maho Bay Campground and Island Green Building Association. UU member and “Smart Guide” editor Gail Karlsson will discuss the new edition at UU’s Sunday, March 28, gathering at the Gifft Hill School’s great room at the Lower Campus starting at 10 a.m. Karlsson, an environmental lawyer and consultant to the United Nations’ Development Program on Energy and Environmen tal Issues, will discuss the guide as well as her recent trip to the Climate Summit in Copenhagen. Karlsson will discuss “Truth, Justice and the American Way of Life” and consider how principles of equity, compassion and respect for nature can lead towards more sustainable lifestyles and a broader sense of community. The public is invited to attend the gathering and transportation from Cruz Bay is available. The group meets at 9:45 a.m., with the discussion starting at 10 a.m. For transportation call 776-6332.St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 7 UU Unveils Second Edition of “Smart Guide to Island Housekeeping”

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds There’s no doubt that the Virgin Islands faces its own set of problems when it comes to raising today’s youth. Fathers are often absent, or are not equipped with the knowledge of how to be a good role model. Mothers are left raising their children alone, and are often over whelmed. Author and speaker Rick Johnson hopes to address these problems by giving Virgin Islands parents the tools they need to become better fathers and mothers during his whirlwind tour of the territory, including a Tuesday, March 23, workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve School. The seminars, entitled Better Dads: Helping Men Become Better Fathers and Courageous Moms: Raising Boys to Become Good Men are open to the public, and will be simultaneously broadcast on 105.3 JAMZ, Radio One at AM 1000 and WSTA at AM 1340. Johnson, a bestselling author and much sought-after speaker across the U.S. and Canada, founded his company, Better Dads, after he was faced with raising children without the knowledge of how to be a good father. “I was raised in a home without a good role model for a father,” said Johnson. “When I had kids, while I knew what I wasn’t supposed to do, I didn’t know what I was supposed to do. A lot, if not all, of the problems we face in our culture are related and husbands because it hasn’t been modeled for them.” Johnson started out doing workshops for men, and eventually branched out into workshops for women as well after an acquaintance asked him to take on the chal lenge. “A school counselor approached me, asking me to put something together for the numerous single moms who are raising boys,” because I felt like I was supposed to work with men. The counselor told me, ‘it’s easier I put something together and Courageous Moms has really exploded around the U.S.” During his time in the territory, Johnson will make several radio and television appearances, and will host workshops with prisoners in custody of the V.I. Bureau of Corrections. Johnson’s tour of the territory was initi ated when local community activist and talk show host Stephanie Scott-Williams picked up Johnson’s books “Better Dads, Stronger Sons” in an airport. She was so moved by the book that she ordered 10 copies of it upon returning to the V.I. and arranged a meeting with 10 men in the community to discuss strengthening the relationships between men, boys and their fathers in the territory. “Bigger jails, stronger laws and more the ‘dis-ease’ and shootings in our communities,” said Scott-Williams. “Most will agree, there is a direct correlation between the anger we see displayed amongst our young men and the absence of their fathers in their lives. Maybe, just maybe, we can begin to stem the anger that we see displayed amongst our young men.” Johnson anticipates his message will apply to a broad spectrum of residents. “The stuff we’re doing applies to virtually everybody,” he said. “We’ll be talking about the importance of fathers and some of the consequences we’re seeing by not bringing men up to be good fathers and husbands. We’ll also help women who are concerned about how to raise their boys to be good men and not fall into those generational cycles we see over and over where the grandfather, the father and so on are in prison, addicted to drugs or are abusive.” “The way to break these cycles is to educate people and provide positive role models for people to emulate and teach them how to live,” Johnson added. While there’s no way to quantitatively measure the success of Better Dads, Johnson receives letters daily from people whose lives he has touched, through his books and workshops. “Those things are very encouraging,” Johnson said. “We’re making a difference one family at a time. That’s the only way to do it.”8 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 Continued on Page 17Learn To Be a Better Dad and Courageous Mom on March 23 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of JESS WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Preparations are in high gear for the 13th Annual Julius E. Sprauve School Gala scheduled for Satur day, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. While funds raised at last year’s gala have yet to be spent on promised kitchen upgrades, bids are gothe renovations to start soon, explained Ivy Scatliffe, the school’s clerk typist III. “Work on the kitchen improve ments is in progress,” said Scatliffe. “The upgrades have not been completed, but we hope to get going on that soon.” Funds raised at this year’s gala will be used for constructing a playground for the elementary school, purchasing an electronic marquee to announce school activities, upgrading the school’s gym and establishing a scholarship fund, according to Scatliffe. “We have a lot of things on the agenda this year so we’re hoping to have another successful fund raiser,” she said. The night is sure to be a treat for all. From the celebrity waiters, including parents, teachers and faculty, who will be taking orders to all the great prizes available, the gala will have something for everyone to enjoy. available as well as both a live and silent auction, Scatliffe explained. “One of the live auction prizes this year is a seven night cruise,” she said. “We also have local hotel to various stores and restaurants, jewelry and art work.” $10 and $25 each and can be pur chased at JESS or at The Marketplace this weekend when students will be setting up a table outside Gala tickets are $75 each and are available at the Cruz Bay public school. The JESS gala theme this year is “Building a Brighter Tomorrow by Caring, Nurturing and Educat ing our Children,” and the night will be focused on improving the future for JESS students “Anyone who cares about education and wants to see our students achieve their goals should come out and support the gala,” said Scatliffe. The party kicks off with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m., followed by the live auction and dancing to the sounds of St. Thomas band Encore. “We’re really excited for another successful gala,” said Scatliffe. For more information about the JESS annual gala or to purchase tickets, stop by the school.St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 9 NEXT AD DEADLINE IS THURS., MAR 25St. John Tradewinds News Photo File Get Ready for 13th Annual JESS Gala on April 10

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10 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 Caf Concordia Now Open Seven Nights 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 Deliveries from St. Thomas Available WATER DELIVERY 24/7 St. John Tradewinds Caf Concordia has new hours for high season and is now open for dinner seven nights a week. The open-air restaurant, located on the hillside of Estate Concordia Preserve, offers spectacular views of Salt Pond Bay, Drunk Bay and Ram Head. Happy hour is available each evening at 4:30 with beer, wine and rum with chipolte ketchup, Josephine’s organic greens and the best conch fritters on St. John. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The menu changes every Tuesday and features things like cornish game hen with rosemary roasted red bliss potatoes and Josephine’s collard greens or scallops and shrimp red curry bowl with udon noodles. Caf Concordia invites the public enjoy sunset and dinner any night of the week. Parties of six or more should call 693-5855 ext. 228 for reservations. St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy oi Estate Concordia Concordia. NOW OPEN WITH NEW MENUHappy Hour: 4:30-5:30pm Dinner Served: 5:30-8:30pmOPEN NIGHTLYE state Concordia P reserve, Coral Bay, St. John USVI (Just above Saltpond Bay) 340-693-5855

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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 11 St. John Tradewinds News Photo By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While the V.I. Audubon Society is still calculating the earnings from its annual plant sale, the group is already deeming the fund raiser a success. The group hosted its plant sale Frank Powell Park with orchids, annuals and green leafy plants, explained V.I. Audubon Society president Elaine Estern. “It was a wonderful plant sale,” park with plants. It looked so beautiful.” After hosting the plant sale for years, the group has it down to a science, according to Estern. “I can’t tell you how many years we’ve been doing this, but it has been a long time,” she said. “This year the sale was co-chaired by Mary Moroney and David Spoth and they did a great job. We sold almost all of the plants.” The funds raised from the sale will be used to assist the V.I. National Park’s education programs, Estern added. “Since the Friends of V.I. National Park already have an education program, we donate our funds to help their program,” she said. Audubon Society members donate plants for the sale and the group was lucky to count Spoth and Moroney among its members this year, Estern explained. “David and Mary both grew all the plants and they did a great job,” she said. “David is a farmer in upstate New York and he comes down here for the winter. He does the same thing down here and donates everything he grows to the plant sale.” On the heels of its successful fund raiser, the V.I. Audubon Society is gearing up for its last meeting of the season on Tuesday, April 20, at the Gifft Hill School lower campus at 7 p.m.Plant Sale Supports VINP Education The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John is seeking young ladies interested in vying for the title of Miss St. John Festival Queen 2010-2011. Contestants must be 16 to 21 years of age, have a 2.5 academic average, a resident of the St. Thomas/St. John district and never been pregnant. Interested young ladies can pick up applications at Festival Organization Seeking Miss St. John Contestants for 2010The Taxpayer Assistance Program will begin on all three islands on Saturday, February 20, 2010 and will run every Saturday until April 10, 2010. There will be no taxpayer assistance on Saturday, April 3, 2010. On St. John, taxpayer assistance will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Cruz Bay. For more information or questions about the Taxpayer Assistance Program on St. Thomas and St. John to Alonzo Brady at 7151040, ext. 2238.Taxpayer Assistance Available on St. John Every Saturday Until April 10 its 2010 Energy Education Mini-Grant, which is designed to assist teachers and youth educators to develop and implement energy/ environmental awareness and educational projects. A maximum of $1,500 per grant is available through a competi tive process; funds have been allocated for six grants. Application deadline for this cycle is Friday, April 16, at 5 p.m. All schools and youth/education organizations in the territory are eligible to apply. The grant package, including application, is available under “grants” on the VIEO’s website www.vienergy. org. For additional information contact Leila Muller at 773-1082, extension 2201.Education Mini-Grant Available

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St. JohnTradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Chuck Pishko island residents. 12 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 St. John Tradewinds In further celebration of V.I. History Month and the anniversary of Transfer Day, it’s important to remember a Dane who was a great benefactor of the Virgin Islands people. His name was J.P. Jorgensen, an attorney who was a member of the Colonial Council delegated to travel to Copenhagen with James C. Roberts and Viggo Christensen Danish Parliament to approve the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States in accordance with the desires of the island inhabitants. While Delegates Roberts and Christensen and the St. Croix delegates worked with the Parliament, Lawyer Jorgensen made it his duty islands. He told them of the devastating damage done by the hurricane of October 9 and 10 and how the people continued to suffer. Jorgensen asked that a substantial portion of the $25 million dollars received by the Crown for the transfer be applied to relieving the plight of the homeless and the helpless crying out for help. An early report to the St. Thomas Tidende on October 14 stated: Some hurried notes sent us from there give a partial but awful sketch of conditions, while an eyewitness who experienced the hurricane there gives a deplorable account of its ravages. The state of things is appalling, he says, no homes, no food, no fruit trees, no provision grounds left, almost evgone. Desolation reigns. Jorgensen’s efforts paid off. The Danish Prime Minister in a speech on December 16, 1916 pledged: It will be the aim of the Danish government that the transfer of the islands take place in the worthiest and noblest manner. The sizeable amount that the Danish government is receiving for the sale, fortunately, will enable us without demands from the inhabitants of the islands with regard to assistance in the losses caused by the hurricane. Moreover, we will handsomely help the old and the poor ones over there who need our assistance, and furthermore, be attentive and obliging towards any reasonable demand in connection with the transfer of the islands Unfortunately, the transfer was thought of differently by the United States which was not primarily interested in the desires and needs of the colonial people but rather the value of the territory as a coaling depot and a military base to promote or safeguard vital U.S. economic interests in the region. In his History of the Virgin Islands of the United States, Isaac Dookhan concluded the conception of the islands not as a colony with natural resources to be developed in the interest of the people but as a military base, determined US attitudes and policies in future years. Attorney Jorgensen was also concerned with the land issue on St. John. The issue being that a few landowners held most of the land but did not use it. They let it lie idle, not producing crops or using the land in anyway productive. They didn’t pay taxes nor did they let others buy the land. Two examples of his effort to to all. Jorgensen bought Plantation Leinster 5I Maho Bay Quarters on July 20, 1914, and sold it back into production in 1920 to H.E. Lockhart who actively farmed on St. John. The second example is Estate Calabash Boom. Jorgensen bought the property in 1900 at auction for $60 after no one else bid on it. He gave the property to the Municipality of St. Thomas and St. John in 1920. The property became the site of the Coral Bay Medical Clinic, then the senior citizens center and eventually the site of an affordable housing community of 72 units constructed by Reliance Housing Foundation LLC. An amazing segue that attorney Jorgensen would have been happy to see as the culmination of his attempts to help the ordinary people on St. John. ARE YOU P A YING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR COMP ANY’S GROUP HE ALTH INSUR ANCE?WE CAN HELP!IT’S TIME TO CALLVI Employee Benefit Consultants, Inc. 4003 Weymouth Rhymer Highway, Ste. 2 Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802-2213 (340) 775-9393 / Fax (340) 775-6509 wlewis@islands.vi www.viebcserve.com A R E Y O U P A Y I N G T O O M U C H F O R Y O U R C O M P A N Y ’ S G R O U P H E A L T H C O V E R A GE ?WE C A N H E L P !IT ’ S T IM E T O C A L L V I E m p l o ye e B e n e t C o n s u l t a n t s, I n c . 4 0 0 3 W e ym o u t h R h ym e r H i g h w a y , S t e . 2 C h a r l o t t e A m a l i e , V I 0 0 8 0 2 – 2 2 1 3 ( 3 4 0 ) 7 7 5 – 9 3 9 3 / F a x ( 3 4 0 ) 7 7 5 – 6 5 0 9w l e w i s@ i s l a n d s. vi w w w . vi e b cse r ve . co m Historical Bits & Piecesby Chuck Pishko Attorney Jorgensen – A Colonial Council Supporter of the People

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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 13 St. John Tradewinds Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, which will be on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 30, according to Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. The Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will have four simultaneous events, all starting at Maho Bay. A one mile short course for solo swimmers will be from Maho Beach to Cinnamon Beach. A twoand one-quarter mile intermediate solo course will be from Maho Beach to Trunk Beach. The three-and-a-half mile long course for solo swimmers will be from Maho Beach to Hawksnest Beach. The long course will also be open to three-person relay teams. The relay team transition points will be at Cinnamon Beach and Trunk Beach. To make the event as accessible as possible to swimmers of all levels, swimmers may compete ussuits in a separate category of “assisted” swimmers. Swim paddles, webbed (training) gloves and other swim aides are not permitted. Registration opened on March 1. Fees are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 17, for advance registration by May 7. Between May 8 and May 28, the registration fee is $40 for adults and $15 for youth. Late registration on May 29, is $50 for adults and $25 for youth. There will be no registration on the day of the event. or complete information on this event and to register, visit www. friendsvinp.org/swim. Registration is also possible by calling the Friends at 340-7794940, or in person at the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction and Connections in Cruz Bay or Coral Bay. On St. Thomas, sign up at Caribbean Surf Co. in Havensight, Red Hook or downtown. On St. Croix, register at SCUBA in Christiansted. Proceeds from this event support VI National Park’s Learn to Swim program and other projects in support of the park. This is a great community event and lots of fun, even for non-swimmers. Spectators can enjoy watching the race from Maho, Cinnamon, Trunk and Hawksnest beaches and there is a beach party and awards ceremony open to the general public at nearby Oppenheimer Beach. The event needs lots of volunteers as safety kayakers, on the beaches and at the party. Practice swims will be scheduled for the weeks preceding the event and the schedule will be announced soon.Registration Is Now Open for Seventh Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim 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 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s Paradise St. JohnTradewinds News Photo File

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Virgin Islanders should be proud of their recent accomplishments. Democracy seems to be thriving and our government seems to be listening, mostly. Recently, we have seen corruption exposed and prosecuted. Citizens are more and more being part of the process and it appears that apathy is on the decline. This is good news and we certainly can use some of that. Public input at legislative hearings has shown that the senate wants and does listen. For myself, I have from public/private partnerships. We do know that environment has been brought to the forefront and citizens responded. In past weeks, informed citizens stood tall against a proposed public/private partnership that they felt was an assault on the environment and through a thorough and determined community effort, effectively killed the Alpine deal. While this was considered an environmental victo ry, it still did not change the fact that we have a huge waste problem and we certainly could use additional and energy problems. So what do we do next? Many believe that using our abundant sun and wind power is the answer over the long-term but some, notably our own government over the long-term. Although we do need to increase our electrical power reserves if we are going to move ahead economically, the biggest, most imposing problem we face, by far, is the waste issue. I would suggest that VIWMA return to the table with RFP’s of their own. These are desperate times so the process must move quickly while still considering our economic position. A trash to energy proposal, which was disapproved during the WAPA RFP negotiations would have burned 14 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 Continued on Page 16 Keeping Track of Crime2009 2010 TO-DATE A New “Laurence” at Caneel BaySomewhere on the mainland there’s an adopted cat from St. John with the name “Oriel.” It’s not surprising that a kitty adopted from the grounds of Caneel Bay Plantation would be named in honor of Oriel Smith, the Director of Grounds and Horticulture at the resort. Oriel is well-known to island residents as the Keeper of the Donkeys, the Friend of Homeless Cats, the Master of Winnekies (and other dogs), and the man who maintains Caneel Bay’s gorgeous acres. In addition, there is more than one formerly homeless cat named “Caneel” living in a for ever home on the mainland. One example is Caneel who traveled to a suburban home in Sudbury, Massachusetts last year after being evicted from the water front caf at the resort. His mom would have been welcome to travel with him had she not run away into the bush. The latest famous Caneel Bay cat is “Laurence,” a small black and white kitten that Oriel found on the grounds last month. He’s aptly named in honor of Laur ance Rockefeller who purchased and donated all the land now supervised by the National Park. (Strictly speaking, Mr. Rockan “a.”) Laurence has already been home in New York City in April. Until then, he resides in Oriel’s cottage. Recently in the news was “Brindle” adopted by frequent Caneel guest Anna Jeffreys and living in luxury in Anna’s Camchartered plane with Anna and to her vacation estate in Nova Scotia. Readers of Tradewinds are familiar with “Peachum” who formerly acted as doorcat at the Equator restaurant at Caneel. Peachum now lives with the Rosen family in Roslyn Heights, New York. Dr. Rosen is Peachum’s personal veterinarian. In 2005 Dawn Balcazar adopted “Rainy,” a fastidious tiger-striped boy, who befriended Dear Governor deJongh, I am very happy to hear most of our Senators, at least, are looking out for Love City as you claimed to be doing with your veto. Hurrah to all the Senators who voted to override this irresponsible act on your part. However, I want to know how and when your administration intends to pay us the $40 million you owe us. Please don’t use the excuse that there is no money because you have continued to neglect your duties to not send out tax bills for several years! We have all been willing to pay at the old rate, as we had been doing, until the courts can resolve another momentous irresponsible act on your part by hiring an inept company to revalue our properties. Thank you, Deborah RamsayMomentous Irresonponsibility Letters to St. John TradewindsOn March 24, the Health Committee of the Virgin Islands Legislature will hear testimony on a bill that has the potential to improve the health and wellbeing of every Virgin Islands worker. The bill, sponsored by Senators Shawn-Michael Malone, and co-sponsored by Senator Patrick Simeon Sprauve, proposes to limit smoking in public places as well as places of employment, and will ultimately create a smoke free environment for all Virgin Islands workers. it will protect Virgin Islands workers from more than 4,000 chemical substances contained in tobac co smoke. By making the VI smoke free, it will also protect Virgin Islanders from the additional 43 Class Protection Agency for which there is no known safe level of exposure. Individuals are often exposed to the health hazards created by breathing someone else’s smoke, known as “second hand smoke.” Others who are exposed to the hair or clothes of second hand smoke victims become victims of third hand smoke. This is important when the victim of second hand smoke may be a young mother who cradles her infant in her arms after a long day at a workplace where smoking is permitted. In this case, the infant receives exposure to the same toxic tobacco chemicals as if they had been in the mother’s place of employment. In 2006, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report entitled “The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke,” indicated that there is no riskfree level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Furthermore, it says that because ventilation and other air cleaning technologies cannot completely control the exposure, the only effective way to ensure that exposure to second hand smoke does not occur in the workplace is to require that the environment be completely smoke free. AARP Virgin Islands feels strongly that all individ uals living and working in the territory deserve equal protection under the law. That’s why AARP is urging all Virgin Islanders to join in the effort to make the Virgin Islands Smoke Free. We ask that residents let their Legislative representatives know that creating a Smoke Free work environment throughout the territory is a positive step Making the Virgin Islands Smoke Free It’s All Up To V.I. Waste Management Now!Continued on Page 16 Continued on Page 16

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 15 Assuming you are one of the many people unable, too disillusioned or just too busy to attend the Grande Bay Rezoning hearing last week and you feel that an error has been made read on; as there is one more possible way to stop the re-zoning of Grande Bay. If you are among those many disillusioned who feel that St. Thomas is not listening and that your actions don’t matter then maybe you didn’t hear that we actually won in the Senate override of the Governor’s line item veto no longer allowing St. John Capital Funds to be used for trash hauling. And the islands as a whole roundly defeated the lease for Alpine and the pet coke plant. And it’s an election year so they may all be paying more attention than usual. Why does the Grande Bay Re-zoning matter? The re-zoning has already been turned down once by Gubernatorial veto due to the already completely over developed density of the lot — why would anyone want them to add even more units? by this rezoning. The hearing was stacked by the developer to make it appear that St. John was wholly in favor of the re-zoning when in fact many of us didn’t even know about it until that day and were already committed to other plans. The vote was pretty much a dead heat in the legislature and word in the street is that had there been any decent sized group of St. John residents present urging a vote of “no,” the vote would have gone the other way. The actual vote within the Legislature was attached to a St. Croix bill so most people weren’t even aware that the vote was on the docket. What can you do? Act quickly, as the governor has only 10 days to make his decision. Create as much groundswell as you can amongst other St. John residents, and even those on St. Thomas and St. Croix who are against willy nilly re-zoning. Ask them to call and write Governor deJongh and veto the Senate vote to re-zone Grande Bay. You can reach Gov. deJongh at 774-0001, fax 774-1361, email john.dejongh@go.vi.gov and/or rosegovex@yahoo.com or go to his website http:// www.governordejongh.com/contact/index.html Call the Governor’s aids like Government House Chief of Staff Louis Penn at 774-0001 and ask for him by name, or Deputy Chief of Staff Pamela Berkowsky at the same number and ask for her by name. Let them know that we do not support this additional example of development gone awry. We will need hundreds of people to call in order for this to be effective, so please do not think you can rest and let your neighbor make the call. Please let’s see if we can make a clean sweep of St. John issues being decided by St. John residents! Lisa DurginMany Multi-purpose Center PossibilitiesTo all parties involved in the development of the multipurpose center project: It is my sincere prayer that all members of the community are truly allowed to share this facility for multi-purposes. One thing I would like to see it used for on a regular basis is family-friendly movies. The kids (and adults) here have very little opportunity for a choice of good, wholesome entertainment. I believe if a better option is presented, everyone see junk for your brain and heart, and movies and seminars on any number of philosophies and beliefs. How about a little “balance” and “tolerance” of good movies (no swearing, sex, etc.) and yes, with a message, too. Dare I even say the word.....Christian? Yes, I dare! I realize this may not even be an issue for some time, but I wanted to say, up front, that no matter where it ends up being built, it needs to truly be a community multipurpose center. If a rental fee is charged with a refundable clean up deposit, anyone should be able to contract for its use. Thank you for your consideration — it’s a great idea and long overdue! I will be interested to see how things unfold. Pam Dolson It’s Not Too Late To Oppose Grande Bay Rezoning rived in the Virgin Islands in July of 1969. We were immediately taken not only with the beauty of the island but the graciousness of its people. We made fast friends in some of In those early carefree days, months and years, St. John was truly an adventure, not without its challenges, but certainly an easy lifestyle of just meeting daily needs. Our second child, Ruby, was born in 1975, named by her mother only seconds after she entered the world as the doctor raised her for all to see and declared, “it’s a girl.” Our lifestyle began to change again as we now had two little children to care for and our efforts focused on building a nest for our little another girl and Sophie was born! Our family was now complete and life was good. Time went by and our family matured to the point where Amos University in Washington, DC, and Sophie was at a boarding school in upstate New York. The holidays brought us all together on St. John and with our friends we enjoyed so many good times that life could not have been better. Then tragedy struck without warning or recourse. Our beloved Ruby was killed in an auto accident in the city we loved, Washington, DC. Our hearts sank to a place so deep that it cannot be explained. Our friends immediately gathered around us to console our grief stricken souls and help us do the necessary things one must do to bury a child. It has taken me 14 years to publicly say thank you to all those who consoled our grief, prepared the home burial plot, built a beautiful casket out of donated hardwoods, cried the many tears that it takes to bury a child and help us heal our broken hearts. St. John and its people have helped our family survive this terrible tragedy. To this day there is a sorrowful corner in all of our hearts that will forever remain tender and full of sadness. Now, 14 years later, our children, grandchildren, friends, (both old and new), the St. John community and the whole of the Virgin Islands have helped Janet and I survive this tragic loss. The annual Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund softball tournament is living testimony to the heart and soul of this community. For 14 years we have brought together young Virgin Islands girls to enjoy the game of softball, experience the special St. John hospitality and remember Ruby! No greater words, deeds or actions can equal this tribute to our daughter and for this we are forever grateful. fund are a living legacy to our community. Through their successes and achievements we take comfort and joy that our community has but one heart that beats strong now and forever. Andrew RutnikMore Than Just an IslandFor about 15 years, we vacationed on St. John, some times twice a year. St. John needs educational This trip we learned something worth sharing. There is a project “Kids First St. John” (http://www. early learning programs. The project’s mission is “to support quality education for all the children of St. John in a safe and nurturing environment.” format education times K-12 and this sets the pattern for success. The drop-out rate for the kids is high. We need to turn that rate around. More than 60 percent of the annual visitors to St. John are returning visitors, so there is some kind of connection with St. John which brings the majority of us back. Education is important to our family, so what I sugcan do it on the website. An alternative way would be people who own property and rent to us visitors to add a “education support” fee to the rent, for example a 1 percent add-on would generate $10 for each $1,000 of rent. All of us can deal with that size fee. The key is to help those with whom we visit and to respond to the needs of the kids. We come to St. John for reason — the people we know and the beauty we see. Think about it. Ed T omezskoA Great Way To Support Education ISLAND NOTES from the publisher Wha’s Happ’nin’ SF? xoxo — MN

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her family during their stay at Caneel Bay, and every year since has taken home another St. John cat or dog with the assistance of the resort’s staff. Rainy still lives with the Balcazars in Wellesley, Massachusetts. preferring to remain with Oriel on the grounds at Caneel. But if any visitor to St. John would enjoy having the prestige of a Laurence, a Caneel or an Oriel, eight more Caneel cats reside with Oriel. An adopting family need not be a guest of Caneel Bay and would have the privilege of naming the cat or kitten. How about “Taino” for the Amerindians who lived on a site within the plantation, or “Scott” for Scott Beach, or “Rik” for the Caneel General Manager who established a budget to spay and neuter cats residing at Caneel, or “Nicholay” for the current GM who supports Oriel’s efforts? Place your order quickly for a St. John Caribbean cat while the naming possibilities remain open. The Animal Care Center in Cruz Bay (340-774-1625) also has a large selection. Connie Joseph, ACC Shelter Manager, can help you select the cations. The Westin Resort also has homeless cats and kittens galore — black, white, black-andwhite, gray, ginger, striped, and spotted. But Laurence at Caneel is already spoken for. Elaine Campbell16 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 It’s All Up To V.I. Waste Management Now!A New Laurence at Caneel Bay Letters to St. John Tradewindsall our trash and this seems to be the best answer over the long haul although some would argue, correctly, that any kind of burning could be environmentally intrusive to our Virgin Islands land and waters. The technology is new and unproven in the United States which is one reason WAPA rejected the proposal. Another reason is the proposed process would not produce enough electrical energy to meet WAPA’s current needs. ergy producer, it certainly is a viable alternative to our already burgeoning and dangerous trash problem. The process would “gasify” all our trash in an ultra high burning process known as “plasma technology”. This process literally has no smoke stack as it burns at temperatures so high that source product is broken down into its atomic structure. Garbage, bio-fuels, metals, plastics and literally everything we throw away would become source product. All gasses and the left over solids are recyclable and both are sold. This is how the plant would make and I submit cost effective for every Virgin islander as it would greatly reduce the need to pay for shipping our trash off-island as we currently do. All trash is taken into the process. There is no “burnables vs. non-burnables” mentality. Since all mass has elements that can be reused, the process extracts these elements, separates them, stores them and they are sold to willing markets all over the world. The process then is actually about recycling on a grand scale. The cost of the plant, according to the RFP was $87 million. The company would provide all funding save the costs of WAPA hook up. There would be no extraordinary tipping fees and no trash or recyclable materials export costs to WMA. This would save our government up to $18 million a year. The waste stream would consist of our existing as methane gas and all other non-volatile materials would be reclaimed. The plants, like the alpine proposal would be located on St. Thomas and St. Croix. There will be environmental issues. The process of reclaiming gasses from heating could be dangerous. Extracting and storing hydrogen, nitrogen, methane, acetylene and other by-product gasses seems like an ominous task and there is always the possibility of leaks, etc. However, similar conditions exist in our enormous mountains of garbage and the leaching of possible toxic materials into our waters. These problems will not go away but still are a threat to our environment. The point is, we have to do something right now! Do we do nothing or attempt to use a technology that has proven successful all over the world? Is the fact that some technology which has not been thoroughly examined by EPA and other regulatory agencies reason enough to not even consider it? Since VIWMA is under federal consent decrees from both the EPA and FAA, it seems prudent, since Alpine is no longer a viable option, to consider returning to the table. We face the closing of Rohlson Air port by the FAA and we already are required to close to the extent the Alpine deal would have provided. WAPA needs a fairly large boost to its available energy supply. Currently, and assuming all equipment is up and running, WAPA can produce just over 1 Gigawatt of power. Peak load in the Virgin Islands is just over 900 Megawatts. Prudent power producers rarely allow peak load to go beyond 80 percent of capacity. WAPA is now at 90 percent of capacity and that is assuming all equipment is putting out power — which it is not. On St. Croix and St. Thomas, equipment is often down for repairs and or replacement. From this we can see why WAPA needs quite a bit of added capacity and why it chose Alpine over a plant that could produce just over 13 Megawatts. Still, those megawatts would put WAPA in a better position during peak hours while sources. Already, geo-thermal has the go-ahead to seek is pushing rebate programs and many are starting to listen. For every kilowatt produced by solar or wind power-that is energy WAPA does not have to provide. Costs for solar hot water and solar electric cells are still high but are dropping every day. Currently a 2000 watt system can cost about $20,000 to $25,000 and some costs can be reimbursed through rebates. The best deal today is the almost free solar water program the VIEO is offering. All these options help WAPA over the long haul and ultimately reduce costs for every rate payer. Legislation to require solar hot water and solar power for all new construction should be manda tory in the Virgin Islands. Reductions in regulatory red-tape for wind power could help enormously and would open the door to a much great use of our abundant breezes. Many believe that wind generators are the large swirly and noisy behemoths we see so often in pictures. Modern technology has greatly reduced the footprint, increased the output capacity and altered the way wind generation works. Helical (horizontal) wind generation is one such method. If properly-sized wind and solar systems were installed on all new construction, new owners could virtually live without paying electrical bills. VIWMA should consider building waste to energy plants that are truly recyclable. It would save millions, produce power for WAPA, reclaim much needed government lands and continue well into the future. If we do nothing we all lose. Let’s at least look at the possibilities. Paul Devine Continued from Page 14 toward safeguarding the health of Virgin Islanders; that it is also good for the health of our visitors; and that a Smoke Free environment is good for Virgin Islands businesses as well. Please take the time to call, write or email your Senator and ask them to vote yes on bill number 28-0191, the Virgin Islands Smoke Free Act, and please also ask them to make sure that all facets of the gaming industry are included in the law. Sincerely, Denyce SingletonCrossword Answers — Puzzle on Page 18 Continued from Page 14 Making the V.I. Smoke FreeContinued from Page 14

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Drawing out the anticipation, auctioneer Darron san Stair. In the end Stair took home the necklace, but Jones was in for a surprise herself when Stair’s husband’s winning bid on a sister necklace that was auctioned off was given to the GHS development director. “Susan won the necklace and I went back to my table and I knew people were bidding on the sister necklace, but I wasn’t really paying attention,” said Jones. “All of a sudden people told me that Miles [Stair] bought the necklace for me. I couldn’t believe it.” Other major fund raisers of the night included a seven night Mediterranean cruise aboard the luxury yacht Sea Dream, a week in a farmhouse in Southern France and a 13 night trip of a lifetime across Italy. As the audience enjoyed gourmet food and drinks between bidding on exciting packages, GHS scholarship student Afrika Anthony reminded party-goers of the night’s importance. Following her speech, the school raked in $35,000 from straight forward donations — not for a chance to win prizes or travel packages. “Afrika was so nervous, but I thought she did a great job,” said Jones. “When I told her how much we So many people contributed to the success of the night, not the least of which was auctioneer Meares and his wife. “They were so great,” said Jones. “He intuitively knew when to pick up the pace and when to change course. I didn’t have to worry about losing energy in the room.” Another key to the night’s success was the professionalism and generosity of the Westin, Jones added/ “The Westin really outdid themselves this year,” said Jones. “Their staff is amazing. When I got there at 9 a.m. they had already been setting up and they were there until probably midnight.” “I can’t thank the Westin enough for all that they do for us,” said the GHS development director. After the auction, attendees and organizers repaired to Cruz Bay Prime in the Westin lobby to dance the rest of the night away.St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 17 Continued from Page 5 Johnson, who was last in the Virgin Islands 37 years ago with the U.S. Navy, is looking forward to returning the territory with his wife, Suzanne Johnson, who is an accomplished speaker herself. The couple, who is currently based in Portland, Oregon, raised two children who are now adults. The initial reaction to Johnson’s upcoming visit has been positive, and he is excited to spread his message to Virgin Islanders, he explained. “From what I hear, a lot of people are pretty excited about some of the things we’ll be doing here,” Johnson said. “We’re really looking forward to it. My wife is all packed and ready to go.” Child care and refreshments will be provided at the March 23 workshop at JESS.Learn To Be a Better Dad and Courageous Mom on March 23 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald Friday, March 12 5:40 p.m. An Estate Calabash Boom resident p/r that he had an altercation with an adult male. Disturbance of the peace. 11:12 p.m. A citizen c/r vehicles drag racing in Cruz Bay in the area of Mongoose Junction. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, March 13 9:28 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 9:50 a.m. An Estate Power Boyd Plantation resident c/request ing police assistance. Police assistance. 5:39 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ a larceny. Grand lar ceny. 10:07 p.m. A citizen r/ a two vehicle collision in the area of the Sunday, March 14 7:50 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r an auto accident in the area of Estate Pastory. 7:50 p.m. Badge #30 and #724 p/ with one Taylor Hirschberg of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with driving under the 10:36 p.m. An Estate Pine Peace resident p/r that she had an altercation with another female. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, March 15 10:05 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ that he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 2:35 p.m. A Gift Hill resident c/requesting police assistance with a landlord and tenant dispute. Police assistance. T uesday, March 16 2:20 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ a grand larceny. Grand larceny. 7:30 p.m. Thomas Venturini p/ a Jurgen Command, placed U.S. Virgin Islands. 8:47 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Contant. Distur bance of the peace, D.V. W ednesday, March 17 9:08 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident in the area of Cruz Bay. Auto accident. 10:14 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ a disturbance of the peace. Disturbance of the peace. 1:20 p.m. An employee of Joe’s Rum Hut r/ that the business was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 2:28 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ that someone stole his bag from Maho Bay. Grand larceny. 8:06 p.m. An Estate Mandahl resident r/ a burglary. Burglary in the second. Thursday, March 18 9:55 a.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance in obtaining money owed to her by an individual. Police assistance. 4:26 p.m.An Estate Pine Peace resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 5:30 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Grunwald. Dis6:34 p.m. A visitor from South Carolina r/ that someone stole items from her bag. Grand larceny. 6:44 p.m. Badge #90 p/ with one Jeffrey Brown under arrest and charged with burglary in the third and destruction of property. Bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court.Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110GHS’ Annual Auction Raises $150,000 for Scholarships Continued from Page 8 where they surrounded him and beat him, according to prosecutors. Sometime after that, Ward allegedly followed Cockayne to the area of the Fashion Palace where the Pennsylvania man’s car was parked. Behind a wooden scaffold, Ward allegedly stabbed Cockayne eight times — including a fatal blow to the femoral to prosecutors. Cockayne stumbled out from behind the scaffold, blood spouting from his legs and chest, and bled to death in the Cruz Bay street before emergency per sonnel arrived. The case has been controversial since news of the passed with no arrests, Cockayne’s parents launched a media blitz alleging inaction on the part of the V.I. Police Department. The Cockaynes appeared on national television news shows including CNN and Fox News. and Boston were picked up and charged with murder ing Cockayne. Ward was arrested almost a year later in June 2008 at the St. Thomas airport upon his return to the territory from the mainland. Continued from Page 2Thomas and Boston Face Second Jury for Cockayne Murder

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18 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 LETTER WRITINGACROSS 1 Chubby quality 8 A natural sci. ter writer? actor, to a letter writer? ter writer? Poland writer? er? a letter writer? to a letter writer? letter writer? letter writer? DOWN body part 18 Appraise Scotto 81 Crooner Pat seat jokes brand 101 Destiny PREMIER Crossword T uesday, March 23 Using Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St. John Community Foundation and the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation, invites the community to attend a special gathering at La Tapa on Tuesday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. W ednesday, March 24 AARP is offering driver safety classes throughout the territory. On St. John the class will be on Wednesday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church. Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 28 The Fourteenth Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tour nament will be March 26, 27 and 28 at the Winston Wells ball Friday, March 26 Developmental screenings will be for children from birth to 26 at the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic on St. John. T uesday, March 23 The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs. Friday, March 31 Friends of V.I. National Park’s popular Reptile Hike will be on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. Sunday, May 30 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s 7th Annual Beach-toBeach Power Swim is Sunday, May 30. 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 22-28, 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 STJ. Wanted 5 good neighbors. Lots with Coral Bay, down island and Caribbean views. $295 up. Financing possible, paved road, underground utilities. 779-7445 www.coralbaydesignbuild.com, www.coralbayvistas.com Glass/Screens COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 PLENTY OF PARKING GOOD TRAFFIC FLOW Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857Watersports Jobs! snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: NEXT AD DEADLINE IS THURS., MAR 25 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, largecovered deck, beautifulviews, w/cat, paved rd. May 1-Oct 1, $800/mo. 693-5492 Real Estate/For Sale by Owner SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: One bedroom/one bath/w/d $1400.00; One bedroom/ one bath $1100.00; One bedroom/one bath/w $1200.00; Three bedroom/2 bath/w/d $1700.00 Coral Bay: One bedroom/one bath $1250.00 2 bedroom, 2 baths 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. 340-690-1104 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. Upscale Gift Hill apart ment, 2Br, 2 Bth, pool, laundry, good parking. 693-9155 or 315-286-9194 Timeshare For Sale St. John Saltpond Bay Area: Beachfront, masonry villa, 3 bed/2 bath, queen size beds, all A/C, plus ceiling fans, 60 ft treetop deck. Rent 2K/month + utilities. Call Peter Mollo 917-821-2826 Check www.villamollo.net HOUSE FOR RENT: Coral Bay 2-BR, 1.5-BA, W/D, large deck with harbor views. Direct bus route access. $1300 mo. First and last rent upfront. 302-381-5247 3 Bed/2 Bath apartment available. Located at 12D Adrian Estate, St. John. Semi-furnished. Quiet area and just 7 mins. drive to town. Call Gertrude at 776-6994. Leave message if necessary. PIPEFITTER – Wharton Smith International, LLC has an immediate full-time position lasting 2-3 months for an Candidate should have extensive knowledge of welded steel, PVC, welded stainless steel, and threaded galva nized steel piping systems. Ability to read blueprints and schematic drawings is needed and experience in water/ wastewater/industrial construction is preferred. Call (340) 713-8182 or fax resume to (770) 447-1932. 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 use — open your pottery shop now. 693.3399 For Rent

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20 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 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 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.comLandscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty ManagerCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 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 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.comRestaurants Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa tel. 693-7755 Open Wednesday-Monday tel. 693-7700 Call for Delivery Located in Boulon Center Skinny Legs “A Pretty OK Place” tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSugar Birds 340-776-6909 Located at Mongoose JunctionServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory St. John Tradewinds — Call 776-6496 3 Sail Church 10 Sunday Race Unity Devotions 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 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 Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. 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 Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m. Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday 776-6332 Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617 St. John Church Schedule & Directory Subscription Form Ferry Schedules CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie

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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 21 Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John’ s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w . c a r i b b e a n v i l l a . c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O . EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDSOfce: 340 714 5808 Cell: 340 642 5995www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com DH@DH. ISLA VISTAExceptional 5 bedrm, 4.5 bath Gated Villa atop Caneel Hill. Seller is Licensed Real Estate Broker.VILLALLUREImpressive 5 bedrm, 7 bath European Style Villa in Coral Bay Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker DebbieHayes-TW 12.21.09.indd 1 12/14/09 10:21:42 PM Proud parents the birth of their Birth Annoucement: Delegate To Nominate House Page from Virgin Islands for Summer Session TRADEWINDS SUBSCRIPTIONSCall 340-776-6496 We Accept VISA or MasterCardSt. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen is looking for a qualified high school junior to nominate for acceptance into the House of Representatives Page Program. The right to nominate a page is granted to each member of Congress on a rotation system and this year the delegate is up to once again nominate a talented young adult from her district to serve from July 11 through August 6. A House Page is a young adult who is hired as support staff for the House of Representatives. There are 72 pages selected for each semester from over 400 members of Congress. In order to qualify for the summer session, pages must have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school; have not yet entered their senior year; and be at least 16 years of age before reporting to Washington. Pages duties largely encompass deliveries of correspondence, legislative material and small packages within the Capitol complex. Duties also sometimes include assignment to the members’ cloakroom in addition to attending page school. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 12. Following the deadline, the delegate’s nominee will be contacted by the Clerk of the House of Representatives via a confirmation letter if they have been selected.

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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. 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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

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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. CATHERINEBERG’S “CINNAMON RIDGE” 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private acre, bordered by National Park, features stunning north shore views, pool w/ waterfall, spa, easy access to Cinnamon Bay beach. “CONTENTMENT” Fabulous custom 8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths, designer detail and furnishings throughout!!!. Spectacular views of Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas. . 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This 3/3.5 home with STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. $200,000 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! PRICE REDUCED HH-TW 3.22.2010.indd 1 3/18/10 10:40:46 AM

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24 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 All Proceeds BenefitTHE RUBY RUTNIK SCHOLARSHIP FUNDwhich awards four annual $2500 scholarships to Virgin Islands students through the sale of innings. TO SPONSOR INNINGS Contact: Connections Cruz Bay 776-6922/Coral Bay 779-4994 or Andy/Janet Rutnik 693-8069, andrewrutnik@gmail.comCOME OUT AND CELEBRA TE Concession sales support Love City Pan Dragons