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April 5-11, 2010
Copyright 2010


ST. JOHN


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


Rezoning
in Virgin
Islands Called
"Dangerous,"
by Senator
Barshinger
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
It is not uncommon for St. John
property owners to petition the
Virgin Islands Legislature for the
rezoning of their land.
Maybe the property owner
wants to construct income-pro-
ducing apartments to help support
his family, or bring a convenience
store to an area that is lacking such
services.
But while those asking for re-
zonings may seem to have good
intentions, the practice of spot zon-
ing in the Virgin Islands is risky,
according to Senator at Large
Craig Barshinger.
Once a rezoning is granted, the
property owner is under no obliga-
tion to follow through with the plan
he presented to the Virgin Islands
Legislature which approves all
rezonings in the territory when
asking for the zoning change. Ad-
Continued on Page 3


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropcial Focus


Governor John deJongh officially launched his re-election campaign on St. John
with a rally and general meeting on Tuesday night, March 30, at his Cruz Bay head-
quarters. Additional Photos on Page 2.


UVI Study
Deems Typical
High School
"Impractical"
For St. John
V.I. Government
Accepting Bids for
Planning of New School
Page 3
VIERS Researcher
Discovers Second
Lionfish Off Shore
Page 3
Chamber Sounds
Alarm on VIPA's
Trailer Storage
Plan at Enighed
Page 8
Oquendo Vying
for V.I. Carnival
Queen Crown
Page 9


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Political Season Heating Up


About 200 residents,
including Alice Krall
below, came out to
support Governor John
deJongh's re-election
campaign at his first rally
and general meeting on
Tuesday night, March 30,
at the deJongh/Francis
Cruz Bay headquarters in
the old Subway building.

News Photos by Tropcial Focus


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Enighed Pond Parking Permit Pending
The Legislature of the Virgin Islands earmarked $2 million dol-
lars in July of 2009 to create a solution to the critical shortage of
parking on the island of St. John.
These funds, designated in local Stimulus Bill Act 7081, were
earmarked for the V.I. Port Authority as a top priority to develop
parking at Enighed Pond outside of Cruz Bay.
Senate President Louis Patrick Hill, in a letter to DPNR Com-
missioner Robert Mathes, decried the delay in granting permits
that have long been submitted to DPNR.
"The lack of adequate parking on the island of St. John has
reached a critical stage and I am writing to request that you expe-
dite the permits," said Hill. "An essential part of our transporta-
tion system is to provide sufficient parking on a daily basis. If we
cannot immediately ensure access to our downtown area, we risk
losing the enterprise that specifically keeps our island alive."
Insufficient parking has plagued St. John residents for years,
and the legislature conceived an alternative to a parking garage
that would give residents immediate relief, Hill explained.
"It is incomprehensible that procrastination within DPNR
would prevent the alleviation of an affliction suffered daily by resi-
dents and visitors alike on the island of St. John," said the senate
president.

Parenting Skills Seminar Is April 9
HOPE Incorporated is hosting a skills building seminar titled
"Equipping Parents with Knowledge" on Friday, April 9, at the
Gifft Hill School great room at 6:15 p.m.
With about 38 people diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. Virgin
Islands annually, HOPE is offering the seminar to help parents ef-
fectively communicate with their teenagers.
Parents who attend and complete the HIV skill building exer-
cise will receive a $30 gas card to E&C Gas Station. For more
information call Ivy Moses at 777-1611.

JESS Fundraising Gala Scheduled

for April. 10 at Caneel Bay Resort
The 13th Annual Julius E. Sprauve School Benefit Gala will be
on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort.
The theme this year is "Building a Brighter Tomorrow by Car-
ing, Nurturing and Educating our Children." Funds raised at the
gala will benefit the school's fitness center, marquee, elementary
school playground and annual scholarship fund.
As usual, raffle tickets and silent auction prizes will be available
for purchase. Any businesses or organizations interested in donat-
ing products, services or merchandise should contact Clemeana
Duncan or Ivy Scatliffe at JESS at 776-6336.

St. John Montessori Fish Fry Festival

Is Scheduled for April 11
The St. John Montessori School is hosting its first annual Fish
Fry Festival on Sunday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school's
John's Folly Learning Institute location.
There will be plenty of games and prizes for children including
donkey rides, face painting, crab races, a craft table and a chil-
dren's clothing sale. Food and drinks will be available for pur-
chase. There will also be many exciting raffle prizes available.
Instead of paying a flat entry fee, festival-goers will be able to
purchase tickets for the specific activities they want to join. All do-
nations will be matched two-to-one through the St. John non-profit
Kid's First! program. For more information or to volunteer for the
event call the school at 775-9594.







St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 3


Study Deems Typical High School "Impractical"


V.I. Government Accepting Bids for Planning of New School for St. John


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
A study by the University of
Virgin Islands conducted as part
of the Virgin Islands government's
mission to construct a public K-12
school on St. John has deemed a
typical comprehensive high school
impractical due to St. John demo-
graphics.
It also found the price of con-
tinuing to send Love City students
to St. Thomas for school, however,
is too great to ignore.
The study is detailed in the
government's request for propos-
als for the planning and develop-
ment of the new school, released
last month. Bids are due on April
27, and the Request For Proposals
(RFP) estimates a planning period
of 10 months.
The RFP calls for design of a
52,000 square foot school to ac-
commodate 500 students with 19
classrooms and two kindergarten
classrooms. The estimated con-
struction cost is $400 per square
foot, or more than $20 million.
The bulk of the RFP consists of
the study, conducted by the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands' East-
ern Caribbean center, for the new


"The time resources devoted to commuting
and the multiple forms of transportation in-
volved with each and every trip possess hid-
den price tags in the form of family life; aca-
demic performance; tardiness; drop-out rates;
extracurricular activity involvement; and lack
of parental involvement in school."
According to the UVI study


school project.
The island of St. John is a "very
old" society with a median age of
44 years, according to UVI's study.
The island's school-age population
is expected to grow slowly over the
next decade, and St. John is suffer-
ing a growing shortage of afford-
able public housing in conjunction
with an increase in real estate and
rental prices, the study says.
Although the size of Love City's
population may not lend itself to
the construction of a $20 million
school, there is more at stake than
just a place to learn.
"Because of the extensive com-
mute and students' inability to
actively participate in extracur-


ricular activities, St. Johnians are
often treated as members of an out-
group and tend to be socially iso-
lated from the St. Thomas students,
thus producing an adverse impact
on their intellectual and social de-
velopment," the study says. "The
focus on developing and providing
educational opportunities to resi-
dents of a rural area has a tendency
to reduce poverty and crime and
increase the overall well being of a
community."
Additionally, by constructing
a K-12 school on St. John, where
public education is currently only
offered through ninth grade, the V.I.
Department of Education will save
the more than $50,000 it spends


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This piece of property in Estate Adrian, which was
rezoned in 2004 from R1 to B3 so its owner could
construct a convenience store, offices and possibly a
restaurant, is now advertised for lease as an "excel-
lent business opportunity." The practice of rezoning in
the Virgin Islands is dangerous, says Senator at Large
Craig Barshinger.


Continued from Front Page
ditionally, the rezoned property
- and all its new uses could
fall into the hands of a new own-
er if the property is sold, or the
property owner dies.
"A rezoning is dangerous, be-
cause with each rezoning, there
comes between 150 and 250 new
uses," said Barshinger. "You
could say you wanted a rezon-
ing to B 1 to put in a convenience
market, but with that zoning des-
ignation, you could also put in a
bar."
"A person who wants to make
more money can tell any story
they want about what they will


annually to reimburse ferry boat
companies for the transportation of
St. John students to St. Thomas.
Allowing St. John students to
complete their education on their
home island will save countless
hours they normally spend com-
muting to St. Thomas, and eradi-
cate the effects the long commute
has on students, according to UVI's
study.
"The time resources devoted to
commuting and the multiple forms
of transportation involved with
each and every trip possess hid-
den price tags in the form of family
life; academic performance; tardi-
ness; drop-out rates; extracurricu-
lar activity involvement; and lack
of parental involvement in school,"
the study says.
While high land prices and a
shortage of public housing will
likely lead to limited growth of the
number of school-aged children on
St. John, the island's public schools
- with the exception of the Julius
E. Sprauve School are already
at greater than 50 percent of their
capacities.
The limited growth of the is-
land's school-aged children popu-
lation, however, led the study to


do with the land after it's re-
zoned, but then they can just
sell it and the person who buys
the land can make use of any of
those hundreds of things made
possible by the rezoning," said
the senator at large.
Brian and Betty Smith, whose
Estate Adrian property was re-
zoned in 2005 from RI to B3
for the purpose of a convenience
store, offices and possibly a res-
taurant, are now advertising their
property for long-term lease as
an "excellent business opportu-
nity" with signage fronting Cen-
terline Road.
Continued on Page 17


conclude that a typical compre-
hensive high school may not be the
answer.
"With St. John being considered
a 'very old' society and the school-
age population expected to grow
slowly over the next decade, a
typical comprehensive high school
is impractical," according to UVI's
study. "Viable options include spe-
cialized schools with a thematic fo-
cus and/or one that infuses distance
learning."
The structure of the school has
not yet been determined, according
to Government House spokesper-
son Jean Greaux.
"No decisions have been made
yet as we do not yet know how
much land will be made available
for the construction of the school,"
said Greaux. "You cannot deter-
mine approach until we know ex-
actly what we will have to work
with."
The future home of the school
- the 55-acre estate of Ethel May
Bishop in Catherineberg, which
was deeded to the VI. National
Park upon her death in 1968 has
not yet been evaluated regarding
where exactly the building will be
located, Greaux added.



INDEX

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ................... 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ............. 18
Ferry Schedules ............... 20
Island Notes .................... 14
Letters ......................... 14-16
Obituary ....................... 16
Police Log ........................ 17
Real Estate ....................21-23



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Rezoning in Virgin Islands

Is "Dangerous" Practice

Says Senator Barshinger






4 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010


VIERS Researcher Finds Second Confirmed Lionfish Off St. John Shores


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Scientists conducting research at the V.I.
Environmental Research Station captured
the second confirmed lionfish off the coast
of St. John, this time off the southern shore.
Researchers were snorkeling the seagrass
beds at Great Lameshur Bay on Sunday,
March 28, when they spotted the tell-tale
markings and coloring of a lionfish, ex-
plained V.I. National Park's chief of re-
source management Rafe Boulon, who did
not find the fish.
"The researcher was looking at a coil and
went down to look at the fish that were liv-
ing in there and he saw the lionfish," said
Boulon. "He tried to catch it with a net, but
the mesh was too big."
The lionfish was two inches long, mean-
ing it was still in its juvenile state, explained
Rafe.
Too small to capture with a net, the scien-
tist asked a nearby boater for help.
"There was a boat nearby with someone
on board and they asked for a spear gun,"
said Boulon. "After explaining why he need-
ed to use it in park waters, the guy handed
him a spear gun and he caught the fish."


The juvenile fish most likely floated to
the area from a distance off the southern
shore of St. John, explained Boulon.
"Lionfish have a 27 day larval period
when they can float quite a long distance
in the water," he said. "This one probably
floated here from somewhere else, possibly
quite a distance off-shore."
After capturing the lionfish, the VIERS
researcher turned the specimen over to
VINP officials, Boulon added.
The March 28 haul marked the second
confirmed lionfish caught off St. John, after
the species was first discovered in U.S. Vir-
gin Islands waters off St. Croix last year.
Local scientists have been vigilant about
capturing all reported lionfish due to their
potential danger to local reef fish. Lionfish
were first introduced to the Atlantic Ocean
following the devastation of Florida from
Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Researchers believe the species found
its way into the Atlantic Ocean most likely
from a tropical fish owner who dumped his
tank into the sea.
Since then, the species has spread through
the Caribbean, first wreaking havoc on coral
reef systems ringing the Bahamas. Lionfish


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This lionfish found off Great
Lameshur Bay was a two-inch
juvenile.

have no natural predators themselves in the
Atlantic Ocean and prey on local reef fish,
which are vital to the heath of the reef. Once
the reef fish disappear, the corals themselves
can quickly die.
Bahamian officials have reported as many
as 1,000 lionfish per acre in their waters.
Desperately trying to avoid a similar situ-


ation in the Virgin Islands where coral
reefs are just recovering from a devastating
bleaching episode scientists urge anyone
who spots a lionfish to capture it or report it,
explained Boulon.
"We have to be vigilant about lionfish and
keep looking for them and, as much as pos-
sible, try to remove them or at least report
any sightings of them," said Boulon. "Ide-
ally you want to kill the fish, but their spines
are pretty toxic so if anyone isn't comfort-
able with a speargun it's best to report it to
us.
A swimmer who spots a lionfish should
get as detailed of a description as possible of
the location and call VINP officials. To aid
in the effort, VINP officials are hoping to
distribute flags for swimmers to mark where
they spot lionfish, Boulon explained.
"We're going to be providing little corks
with lengths of flagging tape and a weight to
help people mark the area where they spot
a lionfish," he said. "The markers can't be
seen from the surface, the lines aren't that
long. But since these fish don't move around
very much, they could really help."
To report a lionfish sighting call 693-
8950, extension 225 or 224.


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St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 5


The St. John Band


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


The Rutnik family gathered at Winston Wells ball field on the first night of the 14th
annual tournament.


Elmore Stoutt Takes 14th Annual Ruby


Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After a close five-team tour-
nament, Tortola's Elmore Stoutt
High School came out on top in
the 14th Annual Ruby Rutnik Me-
morial Softball Tournament.
Stoutt beat St. Croix Education-
al Complex 7 to 6 in the champion-
ship game for the win, the second
in as many years for the Tortola
softball team, helmed by St. John
native Terry Chinnery.
The 14th annual memorial soft-
ball tournament kicked off on Fri-
day night, March 26, at the Win-
ston Wells ball field and action on
the diamond lasted until Sunday
afternoon, March 28.
On their way to victory, Stoutt
posted wins over St. Thomas
ballers from Charlotte Amalie
High School and Ivanna Eudora
Kean High School, and St. Croix
teams from Complex and Central
High School.
"We had a total of five teams
which is a good number for the
weekend," said tournament co-
director Janet Cook-Rutnik. "We
were disappointed that Antilles
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"The tournament itself is at the center of our
family. Rather than move forward and leave
behind this tragic loss and all of its sadness
and sorrow, not only in the community but
within our family, we've decided to gather
around Ruby."
Andrew Rutnik, tournament co-director


thing is that I love those girls.
They come with so much spirit."
"They love playing and they
love coming to St. John," said
Cook-Rutnik. "It really is all about
them."
The tournament honors the
memory of Janet Cook-Rutnik
and Andy Rutnik's daughter Ruby,
a star fastball pitcher at Antilles
School, who died in a car accident
during her senior year at American
University in Washington D.C.
While residents across St. John
anticipate watching a weekend
full of softball action, the annual
tournament is a way for the Rutnik
family to keep Ruby's memory
and spirit alive, explained tourna-
ment co-director Andy Rutnik.


"The tournament itself is at the
center of our family," said Rutnik.
"Rather than move forward and
leave behind this tragic loss and
all of its sadness and sorrow, not
only in the community but within
our family, we've decided to gath-
er around Ruby."
After the devastating news of
Ruby's accident hit St. John, the
family was in shock. While Rut-
nik and Cook-Rutnik have hosted
the softball tournament yearly, the
first ever Ruby Rutnik Memorial
Softball Tournament was not their
idea, explained Andy Rutnik.
"The first tournament was not
put together by me and Janet," he
said. "Our friends and the commu-
Continued on Page 21


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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Residents could save as much
as 30 percent on their monthly
utility bills by doing nothing more
than taking advantage of the sun's
rays.
Dr. Cool general manager Gary
David explained the ins and outs
of solar assisted air conditioners
to about 10 people at an Island
Green Builders Association meet-
ing on Thursday evening, April 1,
at Ocean Grill.
While solar assisted air condi-
tioners do use electricity to oper-
ate, they utilize the sun's rays to
super heat gas instead of relying
on the compressor to do all the
work, explained David.
The units do have compressors
just like traditional air condition-
ing units, but the solar assisted sys-
tems also include a solar collector
which uses heat from the sun and
corn oil as a heat transfer to super
heat the gas.
"Normal air conditioners use 20
amps where the solar assisted units
use only 7 amps," said David.
Residents can take further ad-
vantage of the sun's rays by pro-
viding electricity for the system
from a photo voltaic panel.
The solar assisted units are also
quieter than traditional air condi-
tioners both inside and outside,
David explained.


"Customers using
average electrical
amounts could see
their WAPA bills go
from $300 to $120 a
month. Our bills went
down at the office.
We've proven that
this works."
Gard David, "Dr. Cool" Air-conditioning


David and his Dr. Cool staff
know the benefits of solar assisted
air conditioning units first hand,
since the company installed one in
their Estate Pastory office.
"We set up one in our office
and worked through all the tweak-
ing," said David. "We were kind
of like the guinea pigs. We've
been through the testing stage and
worked out all the bumps."
The units cost between 15 and
30 percent more than traditional
air conditioners, but residents
would save that amount in their
V.I. Water And Power Authority
bills within two years, according
to David.
"Customers using average
electrical amounts could see their
WAPA bills go from $300 to $120
a month," said David. "Our bills


went down at the office. We've
proven that this works."
Dr. Cool carries the Sedina Aire
brand of solar assisted air con-
ditioners, which are completely
made in the U.S.A. except for the
collector tubes, David explained.
In the face of global climate
change, Dr. Cool is committed to
helping reduce its impact on the
environment, David added.
"We have to reduce our carbon
dioxide emissions if we're going
to make any change," he said.
With a Seasonal Energy Effi-
ciency Rating of between 16 and
24, the units are simply put, eco-
friendly, according to David.
The units are available in a va-
riety of models and there are five
year warranties on all parts, ex-
plained David.
Dr. Cool expects to receive solar
water heater adaptations for the so-
lar assisted air conditioners in the
next few months, David added.
Using a solar assisted air con-
ditioner could additionally pay
off thanks to V.I. Energy Office's
rebate program, through which
residents can save 30 percent up to
$1,000 on their installation costs.
David invited anyone with ques-
tions to stop by the Dr. Cool office
and check out the unit first hand,
or call the air conditioning, refrig-
eration and appliance specialists at
693-9071.







St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 7


Razzilee Oquendo Vying for V.I. Carnival Queen Crown on April 17


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With both St. John festival crowns under
her belt, Razzilee Oquendo is setting her
talented sights on St. Thomas' coveted V.I.
Carnival Queen title.
Oquendo will vie for the crown during
the V.I. Carnival Queen competition on
Saturday night, April 17, at Lionel Roberts
Stadium.
The former St. John Princess of 1999 and
St. John Festival Queen of 2008, Oquendo
decided to throw her hat in the St. Thomas
carnival ring in order to represent her home
island.
"I decided to run because I really enjoy
representing my island and being a role
model," said Oquendo. "When I was Miss
St. John it was such a great experience, I
thought it would be really fun to be V.I. Car-
nival Queen."
The competition has long been open to
St. John ladies, but the last Love City con-
testant in the show was Ivy Moses, who ran
more than 10 years ago. There has never
been a St. John resident named V.I. Carni-
val Queen, so Oquendo is poised to make
history.


The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
senior, who will turn 18 on April 7, is not a
new-comer to pageantry. Oquendo's mother
has been chaperoning pageant contestants
for more than a decade and Oquendo has
taken numerous modeling classes.
There is a lot more, however, behind her
poise and smile. Oquendo represents her
school as the senior class president and as
the vice president of Nazareth Day Chap-
ter's National Honors Society.
Oquendo is also not afraid to break one
of her perfectly filed nails. As the captain
of her school's girls volleyball team, she
was instrumental in their successful season,
which wrapped up a few months ago.
Looking toward her future, this serious
student had no doubt about her goals.
"I want to be a perinatologist," said Oqu-
endo. "It's basically an OB/GYN who spe-
cializes in high-risk patients. I've always
wanted to be a gynecologist and obstetri-
cian, but I was introduced to perinatology
by our family friend Margaret Sprauve, who
is a local perinatologist."
The graduating senior is looking at at-
tending Georgia State University, Emory
School of Medicine or Temple University.


Razzilee Oquendo
is a former Miss St. John.


Before she heads off to university, however,
Oquendo who has been practicing for
months -still has intense preparation for
the V.I. Carnival Queen show ahead.
"I started preparing for this back in No-
vember," said Oquendo. "This is a lot more
tiring than St. John Festival. The festival


here was a little less hectic because its dur-
ing the summer so you can sleep in if you're
up late practicing."
"But with this, I still have school and
have to stay sharp," she said.
Despite late nights on St. Thomas prac-
ticing her walk and dance steps, Oquendo
enjoys the time spent with her fellow com-
petitors Britanny Robinson and Shawntay
Henry.
"The best part about the whole experi-
ence is getting to know the other girls," said
Oquendo. "We've been spending so much
time together and doing so many activities
together we've gotten really close. We got
to tour St. Thomas and St. John."
"The St. John tour was really fun because
I got to be the tour guide," she said. "We've
also been to more pageants than I've ever
been to before. We went to Miss CAHS,
Miss BCB, Miss Sophomore Sweetheart
and Miss UVI and I've never been to any of
those before."
As the sole competitor from IEK High
School, Oquendo has the whole school ral-
lying behind her. There is a school-wide pep
rally for her scheduled for April 14.
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St. John Tradewinds
The Javon Jade Alfred Scholarship is offered by the Rotary Club
of St. john to assist a resident of St. John graduating from a high
school in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the pursuit of higher education.
A need and merit based scholarship award will be an annual schol-
arship totalling $5,000 during the student's first year, $3,500 the
second year, $2,500 the third year and $1,500 the fourth year.
Recipients may reapply for consideration annually. Monetary
awards shall be made on an annual basis and disbursed at the be-
ginning of each semester. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0
average.
Application forms can be obtained from high school guidance
counselors at Connections or by mailing william @willigerod.
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All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be inter-
viewed. The interviews will be conducted in May 2010. Applica-
tions, including the essay, letters of reference and proof of financial
need must be completed and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on
April 28.

PSC Hosting Public Meeting on Apr. 13
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conducting
hearings on the application of Choice Communications, LLC to
be designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the U.
S. Virgin Islands. Pursuant to 30 VIC. 45a, the Commission has
the jurisdiction to determine and designate eligible telecommuni-
cations carriers in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Choice hearings have been expanded in both time and lo-
cation and will take place on all three islands. On St. John the
meeting will be on Tuesday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Cruz Bay
legislature building.


Chamber Sounds Alarm on VIPA's

Trailer Storage Plan at Enighed


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Members of the St. John chapter of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce were distressed to
discover at the chapter's Wednesday evening, March
30, meeting at Ocean Grille, that the VI. Port Author-
ity's plans for its Enighed Pond Marine Facility could
put cars waiting for the barge out on the street, caus-
ing gridlock in the area.
VIPA will go before the St. John Costal Zone Man-
agement Committee on Wednesday, April 7, at noon
at the St. John Legislature to seek a permit for the
paving of the area inside Enighed Pond where cars
currently line up to wait for the barge for the storage
of trailers.
Included in VIPA's application is the construction
of 150 parking spaces at Enighed, which the author-
ity anticipated would be ready for the public to use
by this month before it became apparent that a CZM
permit was needed.
VIPA also hopes to construct a new dock master's
building at Enighed with three offices, a two-story re-
ception area and two public bathrooms. The paving
for trailer storage and dock master's building projects
are currently out to bid, and the bidding period is set
to close on April 9.
St. John chapter representative Kate Norfleet urged
chamber members to attend the April 7 CZM meet-
ing, both to voice support for the new parking spaces,
and to share concern over the trailer storage.
"We need to take our concerns to the CZM meeting
with a positive approach," said Norfleet. "We need


to be proactive. The goal is the best solution for St.
John."
Several members suggested taking concerns to the
new island planner, Stuart Smith.
"We need to start filtering our concerns to him, be-
cause he's the big picture guy," said Senate President
Louis Patrick Hill's St. John representative, Bonny
Corbeil.
"The planner is looking at the whole thing from a
very big place," Norfleet added.
Involvement of the Army Corps of Engineers was
brought up as something that could both hinder the
construction of the new parking spaces, and as some-
thing that could delay the paving of a portion of
Enighed Pond for trailer storage.
"There's a slight possibility Army Corps of Engi-
neers wants to be involved (with the new parking),
and it would be a much longer wait," said Norfleet.
"Staying proactive as a group is the best thing we can
do."
Norfleet also told the group about the new web site,
www.stjohnsummit.webs.com, where residents can
discuss the future of St. John. The site, entitled "St.
John: Planning for Today and Tomorrow; Community
Planning by Residents, for Residents," features a fo-
rum where topics such as what to do with the island's
waterfront, parking and the growth of Coral Bay are
already being discussed.
"This will help us consolidate information to pres-
ent to the powers that be so St. John can have a real
voice," said Norfleet. "We need tremendous input
from everybody."


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St. John Tradewinds
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lovers looking for something to sate their appetites
while exciting their senses.
Classically-trained French chef Jane Thill is whip-
ping up tantalizing dishes at Starfish Gourmet three to
four days a week for the store's new Gourmet-to-Go
service.
Mouth-watering dishes range from vegan lentil
stew with tofu to a torta rustica brimming with gour-
met cured meats and fine cheeses. Other options last
week included a truffled fusilli and cheese, spicy tuna
shashimi with rice noodles and roasted chicken with
a twice baked potato.
Gourmet to Go, however, does not have a set menu.
Instead, Thill shops at Starfish Market daily and lets
the freshest ingredients she can find dictate the day's
offerings.
Since it was first unveiled two weeks ago, Gourmet
to Go has been a hit with Marketplace employees,
residents and tourists, explained Starfish Gourmet
manager Paul Tsakeres.
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up to me and telling me how much they love Jane's
food," said Tsakeres. "People start calling in the
morning and asking what Jane will be making that
day. It's really been very successful."
Thill's culinary background on St. John includes
the former co-ownership of Morgan's Mango and a
health food store. She also is a personal trainer and
brings her passion for a healthy lifestyle to Starfish


Brimming with gourmet meats and
cheeses, Thill's torta rustica is a tempting
lunch-time treat.

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"So there will be lighter spa fare like Mediterranean
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With prices ranging from $5 for soups to $15 for
fresh fish entrees, Thill makes sure there is something
for every palette.
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GBS Students Try Their Hands at Pickle-Ball


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Guy Benjamin School sixth
graders tried out the exciting sport
of Pickle-ball last week for the
first time.
Michigan native and Coral Bay
resident Rick Meyer first discov-
ered the modified tennis game
about 25 years ago and has played
it regularly ever since.
"I picked it up in northern Mich-
igan with a friend of mine who
built a court in his backyard," said
Meyer. "We played three times a
week up there and we always play
here when my friends and family
come to visit."
Meyer was inspired to intro-
duce GBS students to the sport
because of the limited recreational
activities available in the Coral
Bay area.
"I think the kids are kind of de-
prived out here as far as not having
any tennis courts or other things
like that, so I said, 'let's give this a
try,'" said Meyer.
Since Pickle-ball is played on a
44-foot by 20-foot area, it takes up
less space than tennis and GB S stu-
dents enjoyed the game on the bas-
ketball court behind the school.
The sport was invented by U.S.
Congressman Joel Pritchard, Wil-
liam Bell and Barney McCallum
in 1965 on Bainbridge Island,
Washington. From its origins as
a family game played in back-
yards, there are now official rules
for Pickle-ball and it is played at
schools and recreational centers
across the United States.
Named after one of the game's
inventor's dog who used to chase
the ball, Pickle-ball is essentially


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch

GBS sixth graders got in on some Pickle-Ball action last week thanks to Rick Meyer,
who introduced the sport to the students and donated equipment.


an adaptation of tennis with a mod-
ified court, which emphasizes long
volleys. It is played with a heavy-
duty whiffle ball and paddles just
larger than those used in squash.
A net lower than a tennis net
- is erected in the middle of the
court and a no-go zone stretches
seven feet out in each direction.
"The serve is underhand and
there is a no-go zone so you can't
stand at the net and smash the
ball," Meyer said. "The return
serve has to bounce as well so you
can't charge up and whack the ball
in the air. The whole game encour-
ages volleys and it's often easy to
get 10 to 15 hits at the ball and
that's the fun."


Long volleys mean Pickle-ball
doesn't frustrate novices and the
game proved easy to pick up for
the GBS students.
"The kids had a great time,"
said Meyer. "You can pick this
up quickly and you can do it well.
There is a really short learning
curve so the kids didn't get frus-
trated."
"The kids were able to get
long volleys going in a very short
amount of time," Meyer said.
Played with either doubles or
singles, Pickle-ball is ideal for be-
ginner tennis players and anyone
looking to work on their hand-eye
coordination or just have fun.
"Tennis players have told me


that Pickle-ball helped their hand-
eye coordination and improved
their doubles game," said Meyer.
"I think Pickle-ball really compli-
ments the game of tennis and it's
just fun. It's easy to pick up and
it's not hard on your body like
some other sports."
In addition to introducing the
game and instructing the students
how to play, Meyer also donated
a net, balls and paddles to GBS
so students can continue to en-
joy Pickle-ball. And he's hoping
to widen the sport's appeal on St.
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At Next CBCC Meeting on April 12
The Coral Bay Community Council will be hosting a commu-
nity forum with Stuart Smith, DPNR's new St. John planner, on
April 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the John's Folly Learning Institute.
Smith will introduce himself and discuss what he has learned
in his first month on the job and then listen to comments and
concerns about planning and development on St. John from the
audience. Participants are also encouraged to share their vision for
the future of Coral Bay, as CBCC plans to re-initiate this process in
cooperation with DPNR in the coming months. For more informa-
tion call the CBCC office at 776-2099.

Association for Wedding Professionals

Chapter Social Is Set for April 13


St. John Tradewinds
Mary Bartolucci of Island
Style Weddings and Katherine
Steinborn of Katilady Events
announce the formation of the
Virgin Island Chapter of the
Association for Wedding Pro-
fessionals International.
The first social mixer for the
group will be on April 13, at 6
p.m. on St. Thomas at Norbu,
located in Peterborg.
The purpose of starting a lo-
cal chapter of the association is
to bring together all wedding
professionals for networking
and educational purposes. Any-
one in the wedding industry
within the U.S. Virgin Island is
welcome to become a member
and to attend the bimonthly get
together.


Association for Wedding
Professionals International is
an international organization
dedicated to providing quality
service and a central source of
information and referrals for
those planning weddings and
those who service weddings.
Members receive benefits
through networking and dis-
counted services. Brides and
grooms receive free referrals to
wedding professionals. Mem-
bers have agreed to a set code
of ethics, assuring greater con-
fidence in shopping with them.
For additoinal information
on joining the association or the
upcoming social, contact Mary
or Kati via email at mary@
islandstyleweddings.com or
kati@katilady.com.


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Dog Show Features World's Only Waga Meter


St. John Tradewinds
When the 10th Annual Wagapa-
looza is hosted on Saturday, May
22, it will feature the world's only
"Waga meter," which was created
to judge audience approval of the
show's nine canine competitions.
Early Wagapaloozas employed
conventional voting by a panel of
judges. In 2008, the Animal Care
Center unveiled its new creation,
the waga meter, which measures
applause to determine the win-
ners of each show category. This
method replaced limiting the
judging to a small panel of local
celebrities.
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one of the ACC directors' meet-
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meter is used to actually measure
the sound of the audience clap-
ping. The tail of the dog on the
display moves to indicate ratings.
The show's emcee coordinates
the readings and announces the
votes at the completion of each
competition.
The 2010 Wagapalooza will
again offer opportunities for dog
owners and their dogs to compete
in some of the well-loved, non-
conventional categories typical of
WAGA.
This year's WAGA co-chairs
Monica Munroe and Karin Schle-
singer announced that the com-
petitive categories are best old


timer; best tail; best puppy love;
best spots; best costume; best
look alike; best jumper; best lap
dog; and best trick.
In addition, in characteristic
West Indian style, there will be a
King and Queen of the event -
that is, a canine King and Queen.
Wagapalooza will be held from
5 to 9 p.m. at the Winston Wells
ball field in Cruz Bay. The 5 p.m.
start time avoids the heat of the
day, offering cooler temperatures
for the comfort of dogs and hu-
mans.
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after-dark event is the lighting of
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Team River Runner Hopes to Bring More Wounded Veterans to Island This Year


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When Joe Mornin and Mike McCormick decided to
teach a few veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
their favorite sport, they had no idea it would turn into a
nation-wide movement that literally has changed the lives
of more than 1,000 warriors.
Morning spent his spring break on St. John last week, not
resting on the beach, but working tirelessly to smooth out
details for Team River Runner's next trip to Love City.
Mormini, who is a full-time teacher of at-risk students in
the Washington, D.C. area, is the executive director of Team
River Runner, which teaches adaptive kayaking to wounded
veterans. When he launched the program at Walter Reed in
2004, Mornin had no idea it would grow so vastly and turn
into his second full-time, albeit barely paid, job.
"Mike was on the U.S. White Water team and he knew
everyone in the kayaking world at that high level," said
Mornini. "I had been paddling myself and instructing kayak
for 20 years in the D.C. area. Back in 2004 there were all
these wounded veterans coming to Walter Reed and there
were so many of those men and women missing legs and
arms."
"We knew we could outfit a boat and get them out and
mobile again," Mornini said. "At first we just thought we'd
go down there and teach four or five guys how to kayak and
then maybe go back and teach another four or five guys.
I had no idea then that we had a recreational therapeutic
activity, that I really believe in my heart, is a sport that will
make these guys' lives different."
Mornini and McCormick created the only adaptive hard
shell white water kayak capable of being used by seriously
disabled people.
Even if they were optimistic, it would have been difficult
to imagine the impacts adaptive kayaking would have on
the men and women who climbed in Team River Runner's
(TRR) boats.
Today there are TRR chapters at 25 veterans' medical cen-
ters across the country two of which are run by wounded
veterans who went through the program themselves and


has touched the lives of more than 1,000 wounded veter-
ans.
"The wounded warriors who we were working with were
leaving and going home and we started developing grass-
roots volunteer chapters all over the country," said Mornini.
"We have requests every week for new chapters to open up.
We have a very well-meaning and well-connected board of
directors and several thousand volunteers across the coun-
try."
TRR's accomplishments have come thanks to thousands
of volunteers and only two part-time paid employees, one of
which is Mornin himself.
TRR has found that kayaking is the perfect therapy for
soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury.
"It's really made to order for PTSD people who have
been combat veterans," said Mornin. "One veteran told me
white water kayaking was the first thing that replicated the
experience of being in combat because it comes at you fast,
there is a sense of danger, you can train to get better and it's
non-stop."
"There is fear, speed and adventure and it's all about that
adrenaline rush," he said.
Veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries, usu-
ally the result of roadside bombs, find kayaking to help their
balance and vertigo issues, Morini explained.
"For guys with Traumatic Brain Injuries kayaking helps
them focus, it's good for their sequential teak memory and
helps with balance issues," he said. "These guys feel like
they're in a boat and putting them in boats is exactly what
you want to do for that."
While Mornii has been the benefits of kayaking from
countless veterans, the therapeutic importance has been at-
tested to by clinicians as well, the TRR executive director
added.
"Anyone can kayak," Mornii said. "It's cheap and all
you need is a boat and water. It's social, you can network
with other kayakers, but it's still an independent sport."
"If someone is blind they can kayak in a double or some-
one can go in their own boat and hit white water rapids in


the Grand Canyon," he continued. "There are just so many
possibilities."
Looking ahead, Morini hopes to see more veteran coor-
dinated chapters.
"Our goal is for these guys to have a lifestyle of activity,"
he said. "We'd also like these guys to take on the leadership
and pay forward what they learned. We really want to actu-
ally start highlighting the physical and mental therapeutic
abilities of kayaking and expand our national clinics."
After veterans complete their initial pool training, they
attend one of seven clinics in Colorado, Florida, Montana,
Mexico, Virgin Islands and Grand Canyon National Park for
white water rapids or sea kayak adventures.
The group has brought warriors to Love City twice for
kayak adventures and is planning a third and possibly fourth
trip in November if they raise enough funding.
"We're trying to do two sessions, but it really depends on
funding," said Mornii. "We'll definitely have one group
down and if we raise more funds we can bring the second
group."
Mornini knows first hand the bitter disappointment that a
lack of funds can have on the group.
"The hardest thing I had to do was cancel a trip down
here," he said. "It was horrible having to tell 10 wound-
ed veterans that we weren't going to be able to afford the
trip."
Since then several St. John residents have raised money
for the group and TRR continues to accept donations, which
are 100 percent tax deductible.
TRR stays at Cinnamon Bay Campground and enjoyed
complimentary use of kayaks from Cinnamon Bay Water-
sports and Crabby's Watersports. Many local restaurants in-
cluding Woody's and Skinny Legs also donate meals for the
group during their St. John stays.
"We need funding, that is number one," said Mornii.
"But I also want people to come down to Cinnamon Bay
and have lunch with us and go kayaking with us."
For additional information or to make a donation to TRR
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Audubon Thanks Supporters


Let's Make the Roundabout Safer


The Virgin Islands Audubon Society would like to thank Alfredo's,
Coral Bay Gardens and Caneel Bay Resort (especially Oriel Smith)
for their generous plant contributions for our annual plant sale. VIAS
would also like to thank all the people who came to the sale and
bought plants, t-shirts, hats and bird feeders!
Thanks to all, VIAS had a record year in total sales. This is our
primary fundraiser and the funds directly help children of St. John for
environmental education.
Mary Moroney, V.I. Audubon Society

"Irene" by Beverly Melius

each time she brings them
and each time they wait
unwrapped, like lilies and roses,
to be found and found again

sometimes she brings the sea
it ebbs and flows in the rhythm of her voice
its strength and courage open in downward dog
the salt air and the song of mountains

she brings those too
and with her comes the joy of birds at sunrise
and that soft stirring of clouds at sunset
sometimes in pigeon pose

I hear the patter of rain on a tin roof
or see sugar birds sliding down
the smooth skin of banana leaves
sometimes sun salutations burst

with the taste of fresh cut
papaya and squeezed lime
and always it is to my breath she takes me
always it is to myself she gives me

Irene thank you for all the many gifts you have given me, safe
travels, love and prayers.


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: 1
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: 17
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 17


We know where we're going, but the tourists don't.
To keep traffic moving smoothly in and out of the new
rotary, how about a "Route 10" in three-foot numbers
painted right on the road surface at the comer of the
eye doctor and the Islandia building?
It would be visible from a distance aiding car driv-
ers coming up both roads and from the barge dock to
make traffic decisions easier. Visitors are struggling
with exiting the rotary on the left, so this would elimi-
nate some of the hesitation.
How about putting some temporary instructions at
the rotary to educate ourselves? There is still confu-
sion about stopping mid-rotary and letting others slot
in front out of courtesy, when we need to know it is
"once in, keep moving." The stopping and starting
may be tourists trying to hesitate to figure out which
way to exit.
To eliminate an accident waiting to happen on Cen-
terline Road, with locals taking chances passing slow
moving traffic or large trucks and speeding pickups
crammed with laborers coming at you at high rates
of speed trying to make the ferry small signs an-
nouncing "lay-by/pullover ahead" would be helpful.


Literacy, happiness, Is there a connection? For the
last 15 years I have been doing volunteer projects
in third world countries. Two weeks a year I spend,
working in the country and then came home and help
to design the project. A high school in Borneo, an
orphanage in Liberia, a hospital in India, sadly each
time I came home I find the people in my community
not as happy as the people that I just left.
Now I look back on some of the projects and I
wonder if the high school that I help build in Peru was
going to make the kids in the village happier.
I do know that being able to read in this community
has a big impact on the happiness of each and every
one of us. We all need to have a feeling inside of us
that things will get better. It is a prerequisite of happi-
ness, as important as a sense of community.
In our culture the ability to read is one of the most
basic requirements of having the feeling that we can
do better. We as a community are not doing very well
in helping our children to feel good about themselves
by teaching them to read. Our statistics are dread full.
We can see the results in the papers. Kids drop out of


It alerts the tourist that he'll soon have a safe spot
to pull out of traffic to let locals in a hurry proceed
rather than take foolish chances that endanger us all.
Census enumerators will be traveling every road
on St. John, and updating maps at the same time. To
help EMT ambulances and firemen find the way, now
would be the perfect time to get neighbors together
and name their road.
Put a sign up which the census worker can use on
a new map before the government has to pick a
name for you. Why not honor original families, cul-
ture bearers, historical events, local trees and flowers,
Creole words instead of Danish, etc. Census workers
are in your neighborhood now.
The Centerline roadside from Bordeaux to Coral
Bay is being trimmed back and they have done a great
job clearing and even widening the road a bit. A big
thank you for thinning out the trees and brush on sev-
eral blind comers so we can all see through the foli-
age at the traffic coming at us around the curve. Well
done!
Judy Kane


school, cannot work at a meaning full job that they
can take pride in so they join gangs, shoot each oth-
er and run wild, until they are killed themselves, or
spend their lives in jail.
For many years Rotary East has been providing
First day of schools packets to first grades. I really
enjoy going to Dober School in Savan to meet the
first graders. They are all excited about being "grown
up", being in school. They were eager to learn. In a
few short years they get behind in their education and
begin to feel bad about themselves, from then on it is
very difficult to change things. It really is sad.
One of the most important things for them to learn
is to read. To learn to read they have to have books.
They have to have books at home. They have to have
parents or grandparents or friends that help them to
learn to read. What if every adult in this community
bought a book and carried it around until we saw the
right kid and gave it to them? Better yet helped them
to read it? Do you think that it would help to make our
community happy again? I do.
Greg Miller


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We have traveled a long road and are nearly at our
destination. All that is left is a sentencing for Kamal
Thomas and Anselmo Boston.
This is not a time for celebration. Mothers have
lost sons, either to death or jail. All I had to do was
look into the kind eyes of Anselmo's mother and I
knew her pain. God willing, he will be home again
and her sadness will be lifted.
Still, we all hope and pray for a lengthy sentencing,
as long as the law allows. It is right and it is just.
Thank you to the prosecutors Claude Walker and
Courtney Reese along with the 12 men and women
on the jury who once again listened to the evidence
presented and came to the same conclusion as the first
jury.
We have lost our dear sweet Jamie. A boy who
brought smiles with him wherever he went, a shoul-
der for friends and a joy and zest for life unmatched
by most.


On Tuesday afternoon we were packed on the 3
p.m. ferry from Red Hook, just entering Cruz Bay
harbor when the engine conked out. Luckily the wa-
ter was calm, because for about an hour we were rev-
ving engines while swinging and drifting close by the
moorings where small boats anchor and other times
where reefs are shallow.
Finally we saw another ferry, also carrying passen-
gers, approach purposefully and then bump up against
us. There ensued a good deal of kerfuffle, with boat
attendants clambering from one boat to the other and
shouting at each other about how to proceed.
My seat-mate chuckled and shook his head at the
goings-on. "No problem," he grinned. "You can see
these guys are trained for emergencies"
Tourists were pretty frantic, while locals were busy
exchanging tales of other times they'd sat for hours in
other stalled-out ferries, with the seas slamming and
with no explanation from the captain.
People seemed most annoyed by that fact that
during the whole time, no announcement was made to
assure people things were under control.
Finally the rescue boat was somehow lashed onto


As I said this is not a time for joy and celebration
but we fought for Justice for Jamie and now it appears
we will be able to rest knowing, with help of so many
friends, family, and the honest hard working citizens
of the USVI, justice is near.
Twenty murders to date, senseless brutal murders,
the criminals are ruining lives almost daily. I hope
with the new commissioner and his staff, crime will
subside. I applaud Crime Stoppers and the their ef-
forts.
We, Jamie's family, are left now with our sadness,
loss and our joyful memories of time spent with my
gentle, loving son.
Pray for Jamie, us and all the families that have
been victims of violence. Pray for all the mothers left
behind that lost their sons to death or prison.
As the bumper sticker says, "BE KIND."

Jeannie Cockayne


ours, side-by-side, and we began turning in big er-
ratic circles, round and round trying to line up with
the ferry dock in the distance without running across
moored boats or grounding on rocks.
We began a slow progress to the dock where more
boatmen ran around cussing at the crew and waving
their fists. Given the logistics of the whole thing, the
crew did a great job of getting us all safely ashore.
The worst that happened yesterday was that we'd
docked well behind schedule, so that some of us were
late for work.
But if that engine had failed on its way to St.
Thomas, people would've missed their flight-times.
And if it had failed on a rough day, we could have
seen injuries to people and property.
And what if it had happened on a rolling winter
morning when the boats are packed with school chil-
dren and workers?
I wonder if there's a public record of how often
over the past few years our ferries have broken down
while crossing.

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St. John Deserves Better Ferries


The condition of Love
City's ferry boats continues
to deteriorate.


I enjoyed the article in your Feb.
22-28 edition about scoring the
ferry service to St. John. I could
not agree more with the results
posted by the "secret shopper."
I would like to add some con-
structive criticism about the con-
dition of the ferries that run from
Red Hook to Cruz Bay they are
in terrible shape.
Attached is a copy of the boat
that brought us to St. John with
some friends from California ear-
lier this month. Their first com-


ment was "will the boat make it
without sinking?" As you can see,
the boat looks rusty and the paint
is chipped and peeling. On board,
the seat cushions were torn or
missing and the floor contained lit-
ter- hardly a good first impression.
We deserve better and these fer-
ries should be made to get "ship-
shape" so visitors to St. John can
have a better introduction to our
beautiful island.
Sincerely,
Roger Madigan


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Adrift On a Ferry in Cruz Bay Harbor


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16 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010


Paul Raymond, 56, passed
away on Sunday, March 21, 2010
at home.
Born in Massachusetts on Au-
gust 4, 1953, Paul was the son of
Edward Raymond and Margaret
(Avery) Raymond. He gradu-
ated from Smith Vocational High
School in 1971.
Paul started his own auto repair
business in Northampton, MA in
1978. He worked there until he
moved to St. John in 2005 where
he continued his trade.
When he wasn't working on
cars, Paul was always the first
to offer a hand to anyone who
needed it, whether it was for pig
roasts or just a ride home. He
also offered the use of his servic-
es and those of his dingy "Make


Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crime. Anyone who
knows something, please re-
port it even information that
seems insignificant may be just
what law enforcement needs to
solve these cases.


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Time" during the flotillas and
other boating events.
Once a long-time fan of hunt-
ing and snowmobiling, Paul
gladly gave up the cold weather
sports in order to enjoy the year
round warmth of St. John.
Paul was a well loved son,
husband, brother and father, as
well as a great friend. He leaves
his beloved wife of 37 years
Debby (Damon) Raymond. His
two children, Daniel and his wife
Jen, and Amy. His mother Mar-
garet, his sisters Gail and Beth
and brother Mark. As well as
several nieces and nephews. All
of Paul's relatives are from MA.
Memorial services will be
scheduled and announced at a
later date.


Police are requesting the
public's assistance with a bur-
glary on the night of March 26
in the area of the VITRAN Of-
fice in the Department of Public
Works yard. The suspects) en-
tered the building, broke into a
safe and removed cash.


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Letter to St. John Tradewinds


Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
My name is Hadiya Sewer, and I am an 18-year- port. Spelman College is partnering with the Institute
old sophomore at Spelman College. I recently ap- of the International Education of Students in order to
plied to and was accepted to participate in the ADW create this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This short
222 Black London and Liverpool Short Term Study term study abroad program will enhance my reservoir
Abroad program at Spelman College. of knowledge.
The program is designed to strengthen students' re- I am currently the Vice Chairperson of the St. John
search skills as students examine issues of migration, Youth Committee, the Vice President of the Spelman-
displacement, community formation and identity Chartered/ Atlanta University Center Wide Caribbean
construction in the African Diaspora. This five month American Students Association, a Dean's Scholar,
experience begins with a semester of class sessions member of the Honors Program, and I was recently
and independent research. The travel component will accepted into the prestigious UNCF Mellon Fellows
include 10 days in London and Liverpool with visits Program.
to sites relevant to the course learning outcomes. The program tuition is $2,850, which includes all
Students are carefully interviewed and evaluated transportation, accommodations, meals, and educa-
before their acceptance, and I am honored to have tional activities. Is it possible for you to assist me by
been selected. I am a Sociology Major with a con- making a contribution? Any amount would be appre-
centration in the studies of the African Diaspora and ciated. I plan to give a speech and share my journal,
the World. photographs, and experiences with the youth of the
Personally, I am looking forward to developing Virgin Islands and contributors upon my return.
my skills as a researcher. My tentative senior thesis Please feel free to contact me at 340-344-2106,
topic explores identity formation in the United States diya_l@msn.com, or hsewer@scmail.spelman.edu if
Virgin Islands as it relates to issues of migration, dis- you need more information. Your generous contribu-
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ence will give me valuable experience with this sort portunity.
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I am currently seeking financial sponsors to help Sincerely,
me with tuition, and I hope I can count on your sup- Hadiya Sewer


Oquendo Vying for Crown accepting donations and selling T-shirts.
To donate to Oquendo's carnival queen cam-
Continued from Page 7 paign or to buy a T-shirt call Hair's to You Salon
"The whole school, and I mean the whole at 779-4055 or stop by the shop located on the first
school, teachers, faculty, students and alumni are floor of the Tradewinds Building.
really behind in on this," said the queen contestant. Although remaining tight-lipped about the
"People I don't even know are stopping me on the show, expect drama and elegance.
street and wishing me luck. It's amazing." "You can expect some big things," said Lee
Oquendo is also gaining support on-line. She Ann Oquendo, who vowed this would be her last
has created a fan page on Facebook which has at- show. "This is our biggest challenge and is going
traced more than 1,000 fans already. to be our biggest show. We'll be pulling out all the
"I didn't know I had that many supporters," she stops."
said. "This is bigger than just me it's incredible. Oquendo herself is looking forward to the show
I have fans from as far away as Kuwait and South and strutting her stuff on the stage.
Korea." "My favorite part of any show is the evening
Along with her chaperone Shatik Stevens, Oqu- wear," she said. "You feel so pretty and no one can
endo's team also consists of her mother, her broth- pull you down from that."
er Raynaldo Oquendo, Abigail Hendricks, Kenya If the final votes are tallied in Oquendo's favor,
Frett and Ivy Moses. the Virgin Islands would be represented by an im-
On April 17 the three ladies will vie in swim- pressive young woman with clear goals.
wear, introduction speech, personal interview, tal- "I really enjoy being an ambassador," said Oqu-
ent, cultural costume and evening wear segments. endo. "I think it would be new and great for the
The judges will decide who takes home the crown, Virgin Islands to have a St. John girl as Carnival
but the public can get into the action by voting for Queen."
Miss Popularity. To vote for Oquendo, contestant "I will not let anyone down," she said.
number one, log on to www.vicarnival.com. There will be a special ferry running from Cruz
While Oquendo has several sponsors, including Bay to Charlotte Amalie to bring Love City resi-
main sponsors Chico's Distributing and Design by dents to the V.I. Carnival Queen Show on April 17.
Felipe, the cost of costumes, shoes, makeup, hair Call Oquendo at 779-4055 for information about
and set designs are daunting. The Oquendos are the ferry.


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St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010


"If people in the neighborhood are fooled by someone
who says they are going to put in a convenience store
and they put in a bar, then I just have to say to the
people that I have warned and warned and warned
again, and there comes a point where I have to say,
'caveat emptor: let the neighbors beware.'"

Senator-at-Large Craig Barshinger


Rezoning in Virgin Islands Called "Dangerous"


Continued from Page 3
Neighboring property owners expressed concerns
at the Smiths' 2005 hearing before the Department
of Planning and Natural Resources that they had not
been notified of the couple's plans for the rezoning.
Brian Smith did not wish to discuss his change of
plans since the rezoning with St. John Tradewinds.
Although the Estate Adrian property of Gershwain
Sprauve, which was recently rezoned from R2 to R4,
showed up on the market just months after his rezon-
ing was approved, Sprauve is adamant that he will
retain majority ownership of his property and that the
new zoning will not be abused.
Sprauve sought his rezoning to change an exist-
ing building on his property from two four-bedroom
short-term rental units to four two-bedroom long-
term rental apartments, which he has now listed for
sale individually as condos.
"Although the zoning I have allows me to ex-
pand more, it's highly unlikely to ever happen," said
Sprauve. "I do plan to retain majority ownership in
that property."
Not all property owners act immediately once their
rezoning is approved. Guilderoy Sprauve, whose Es-
tate Adrian property was rezoned in 2004 from RI
to B3 so he could build a shopping center, has yet to
follow through with his plans.
The economic downturn and unwillingness of
banks to lend money for new construction projects
has halted Sprauve's progress, and in the meantime,
he's considering different alternatives.
"A couple of things are on the table like a gas sta-
tion project and a commercial building," said Sprauve.
"We're just watching both projects to see which will
be viable for us, and then we'll make a decision."
Sprauve is keeping his neighbors apprised of his
progress at every step, he continued.
"I've always kept the concerns of surrounding
property owners in mind," said Sprauve. "I periodi-
cally go to St. John and follow up with them, and we
always run by them what we're planning on doing,
especially the property owner directly bordering us.
We're very, very conscious of their thoughts and how
they feel, and we try to work around that."
The consideration of neighboring property owners
is one of the biggest reasons that Barshinger dislikes
rezonings, he explained.
"Everybody buys their property knowing the zoning
of the surrounding neighborhood," said Barshinger.
"The only time I seem to think a rezoning is appropri-
ate is if everybody in the neighborhood decides there
should be a new deal, and that means everybody."


"If people in the neighborhood are fooled by some-
one who says they are going to put in a convenience
store and they put in a bar, then I just have to say
to the people that I have warned and warned and
warned again, and there comes a point where I have
to say, 'caveat emptor: let the neighbors beware,"'
Barshinger said.
The power of a zoning change was realized by
developers of the luxury condominium development
Sirenusa, who were allegedly willing to pay for their
new zoning designation, according to Barshinger.
"Sirenusa was the poster child for bad rezoning,"
said the senator at large. "They came to me and said,
'we know you're leaving office and it's going to be
a financial hardship.' Everybody understands this is
probably happening if they have any kind of worldly
knowledge."
Barshinger is a proponent of zoning variances,
which allow a property owner to use their property
in a way that is not outlined in that property's zoning,
without changing the zoning entirely and opening the
possibility for hundreds of new uses.
Ause variance, however, is not always appropriate,
according to the DPNR's Director of Comprehensive
and Coastal Zone Planning, Marjorie Emanuel.
"A Legislative use variance would not address
dimensional issues, such as the exceptional narrow-
ness, shallowness, topographic conditions, shape or
substandard size of property, or other extraordinary
situations or conditions," said Emanuel.
Essentially, while a variance would allow one to
construct a four-unit apartment building on an R1-
zoned property, the building would still be required
to meet all other restrictions set forth in the R1 zoning
designation.
Gershwain Sprauve, whose four two-bedroom units
are now for sale, was unhappy with the rezoning pro-
cess, but felt he had no other option, he explained.
"There is really no sort of recourse for landown-
ers to come up with something that makes sense in
terms of zoning," said Sprauve. "I had no choice but
to seek the change, although it is not necessarily what
I wanted. We really need to examine the laws on the
books."
Barshinger agrees that a different approach needs
to be taken, and hopes a move toward more localized
government is the answer.
"I think spot zoning on part of the Senate is a re-
sponsibility we should not have," he said. "It should
be done locally, and as we move toward more local
government, it will be a natural evolution. There is no
right zero to a rezoning."


Friday, March 26
12:05 p.m. An Estate Pow-
erboyd Plantation resident r/
someone trespassing on her
property. Police assistance.
12:56 p.m. An Estate Free-
man's Ground resident r/ a
D.O.A. D.O.A.
1:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that
she left her necklace and cash
in the area of Cruz Bay. Lost
items.
1:30 p.m. A citizen p/ re-
questing assistance getting
to his residence. Police assis-
tance.
Saturday, March 27
8:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that
someone stole his motorbike
from the area near Santo's
Laundry.
12:15 p.m. Unit 74B recov-
ered a stolen vehicle in the area
of the Lumber Yard.
5:04 p.m. Citizen r/ a non-
responsive male in the area of
Starfish Market. Police assis-
tance.
Sunday, March 28
4:04 a.m. A citizen r/ his
backpack missing from the
area of Cinnamon Bay Camp-
ground. Petit larceny.
9:20 a.m. A visitor from
New Hampshire r/ a grand lar-
ceny in Coral Bay. Grand lar-
ceny.
11:45 a.m .- A visitor from
Maine r/ that she lost her iden-
tification. Lost identification.
12:15 p.m. An Estate Pas-
tory resident r/ he was threat-
ened by a male. Disturbance of
the peace.
Monday, March 29
6:49 a.m. -AnEstateEnighed
resident c/requesting police as-
sistance. Police assistance.
11:55 a.m. An Estate Con-
tant resident c/requesting po-
lice assistance.
6:00 p.m. A citizen p/r a
disturbance in the area of Coral


Bay. Disturbance of the peace.
Tuesday, March 30
11:28 a.m. A citizen r/ a
collision in the Lumber Yard
parking lot. Auto accident.
3:00 p.m. An Estate
Enighed resident c/requesting
police assistance. Police assis-
tance.
5:02 p.m. A citizen c/re-
questing police assistance in
Cruz Bay. Police assistance.
5:40 p.m. A George Sim-
monds Terrace resident r/ a
burglary in the third. Burglary
in the third.
Wednesday, March 31
6:28 p.m. Badge #90 p/
with one Malik Cheatham un-
der citizen's arrest and charged
with petit larceny. An employ-
ee of Cruz Bay Pizza r/ that he
stole money from the business.
Bail was set at $1,000 by order
of the court.
Thursday, April 1
12:53 a.m. An Estate Pow-
erboyd resident c/requesting
police assistance. Disturbance
of the peace.
10:15 a.m. A citizen c/re-
questing assistance to retrieve
his money. Police assistance.
10:30 a.m. A Coral Bay
resident r/ that he was threat-
ened. Disturbance of the peace,
threats.
4:37 p.m. -An Estate Susan-
aberg resident p/r that he lost
his cellphone. Lost cellphone.
6:26 p.m. An Estate Pas-
tory resident p/r that he was as-
saulted by a male on 3/24/10.
Simple assault and battery,
D.V
4:54 p.m. A citizen c/r in-
dividuals drag racing in the
area of Coral Bay. Police as-
sistance.
Friday, April 2
2:22 a.m. Central Dispatch
r/ an auto accident in Estate
Enighed. Auto accident.


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776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

Wednesday, April 7
The VI. Port Authority will go before the St. John Costal Zone
Management Committee on Wednesday, April 7, at noon at the St.
John Legislature to seek a permit for the paving of the area inside
Enighed Pond where cars currently line up to wait for the barge
for the storage of trailers.
Friday, April 9
HOPE Inc. is hosting a skills building seminar titled
"Equipping Parents with Knowledge" on Friday, April 9, at the
Gifft Hill School great room at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 10
The Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take
place on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort.
The Annual Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta Community Service
Awards will be at St. Peter Greathouse on St. Thomas Saturday
evening, April 10. The evening kicks off with cocktails at 6:30
p.m. and the banquet and awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 11
The St. John Montessori School is hosting its first annual Fish
Fry Festival on Sunday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school's
John's Folly Learning Institute location.
Monday, April 12
The Coral Bay Community Council will be hosting a commu-
nity forum with Stuart Smith, DPNR's new St. John planner, on
April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the John's Folly Learning Institute.
Tuesday, April 13
Friends of VINP have rescheduled the Fish ID Sail seminar
for Tuesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conduct-
ing hearings on the application of Choice Communications, LLC
to be designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the
U. S. Virgin Islands. On St. John the hearing will be on Tuesday,
April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Cruz Bay legislature building.


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

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

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

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


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total time, Cat diesel, self-
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lots large & small. $17,500
new + $1,650 shppg.
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Charter Boat going
out of business sale:
snorkel gear, cellular
credit card processor,
power tools, big boat
gear, l"nylon line,lots
more. Call 998 5406


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340-693-7777
Cruz Bay: One
bedroom/one bath
$1100.00; One bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1200.00;
Three bedroom/2 bath/
w/d $1700.00
Coral Bay: One bed/
one bath $1250.00


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


Two Bedroom in Bethany.
One Bedroom furnished
in Contant. 340-690-1104


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


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


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

Upscale Gift Hill apart-
ment, 2Br, 2 Bth, pool,
laundry, good parking.
693-9155 or 315-286-9194


Apartment for Rent:
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.


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




St John 0Eye Care
boulon center

PLENTY
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GOOD
TRAFFIC FLOW

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


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




1999 15-person Ford
taxi bus for sale. Great
condition. Asking $7,000.
Call 777-7475, 626-3095
or 626-6204.


SUZUKI ISLAND
CAR FOR SALE:
Partially Renovated
$1500 OBO
Richard
340 642-5358


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


Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


Contractors Wanted. The V.I.RC&D and CBCC
are currently preparing designs and bid packages for por-
tions of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project.
These projects will be ready to bid over the next 12
months. Contractors to who are interested in bidding on
the construction of roadside storm water management
devices including paving, culverts, detention basins are
invited to contact Greg Miller PM, VI RC&D at 776-
6770 or Coral Bay Community Council at 776-2099 for
information concerning the projects. V.I.RC&D complies
with Federal procurement regulations and encourages
small businesses, minority owned businesses and women
owned business to participate in this work.


HELP WANTED: Busy Villa Property Management
Company seeks a hands-on guest services assistant with
some maintenance skills. Part time may lead to Full
time. References required. Must have vehicle and cell
phone. Send resumes to usvivillas@aol.com.

R Estate/ Sale by Owe


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


Dominica, Southeast,
Boetica. Spectacular
oceanview, facing east.
16.5 acres of cultivated
farmland and virgin for-
est. Concrete road access
to and along property,
$189,000. 5.2 abutting
acres $79,000. Call Tina
Alexander 767-449-8593.


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.


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St Joh Chrc Scedl & iretr


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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Business Directory


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

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.corn
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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


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


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


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

V.I. Employee Benefit Consultants
Phone 776-6403
www.viebcserve.com


Jewelry
R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, Chat @pattongold.com


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


Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa
776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.corn Real Estate
Located in Mongoose Junction
American Paradise Real Estate

Westin Resorts & vrnas tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
Spa Services P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903 1904 info damericanparadise.comrn


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty
tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
P. 0. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831
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Restaurants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

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

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
Open 7 Days a Week

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


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


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14th Annual Ruby Rutnik Softball Tourney
Continued from Page 5


nity wanted to do something in Ruby's
name so they said, 'let's have a softball
tournament.' We were in a blur that
first year and just went through the mo-
tions."
"Not only did the community gather
around it, but the family did too," said
Rutnik. It \\ not leaving behind a bad
memory, but was putting new life into
Ruby's memory."
Through the sponsorship of innings
and games and additional donations, the
Rutniks collect funds for four annual
scholarships. The tournament's winning
team, takes home one scholarship for
their school, who does not have to be a
softball player.
Two two-year renewable scholarships
are awarded to St. John girls in good ac-
ademic standing who are enrolled in or
accepted to schools of higher education.
A fourth scholarship is awarded to a stu-
dent attending or wishing to attend the
lower school at Gifft Hill School. Ex-
cept for the winning tournament team,
the scholarships are both needs and
merit-based.
After this current cycle, the Rutniks
will have awarded about $110,000 in
scholarships to more than 24 girls over


14 years.
In addition to the scholarship fund-
raiser, Love City Pan Dragons work the
concessions stand at the tournament to
raise funds for the youth steel orchestra.
"We can't thank the Pan Dragons
team of parents and supporters who
work so hard having the concessions,"
said Cook-Rutnik. "It's such an impor-
tant component and they do it very ef-
ficiently and very well."
The Rutnik family has enjoyed the
community's support for 14 straight
years and several people in particular
are always ready to lend a hand, Cook-
Rutnik added.
"Kate Norfleet of Kate-N-Design cre-
ates the artwork and Elliott Hooper at
Tall Ship Trading always comes through
with the shirts for us," she said. "We
have so many people who have contrib-
uted for 14 years straight. By now we
have a pretty well-oiled machine and a
very receptive audience and that is what
has made it work."
Ruby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship
applications are now available at Con-
nections. The deadline for submission is
May 1 and students will be notified by
May 15.


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"THE SHOPS AT COCOLOBA" Ths ,s an exciting new shopping complex on Ihe water's edge
in Coral Bay. Turnkey' operation with over 10,000 total square feet with room to expand under W-
1 zoning guidelines 125 KW generator, waste water treatment plant, drip irrigabon system, plenty
of parking e@cellerI occupancy plus over 400 feel of water-frontage $3,900.000.
Villa Lantano" New Listingi Magnificent Nortnh Snore views over Peter
Bay lo Jost Van Dy'e from this spacious home in Upper Peter Bay.
Features include granite counterlops stainless appliances travertirne
*floors throughout large pool deck and spa. and water views from every
room A beautiful new stone arched stone gazebo has been added $T 9M
S"The Point At Privateer" The eastern mosl point of St John 15 home 10
SStr John's newest upscale subdivision with mrinimrrum lol sizes of I acre.
paved roads & underground utilities All building sites have greal breezes
& unlimited views to the British Virgins from Tortola to Norman Island &
many are waterfront For the more discerning buyer Prices from S950.000
Best Deals: Saagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000, Estate Bethany building lot with views over the
Westin just reduced to $99,000. One acre on Bordeaux with eniffic down island views -
molivated seller make an offer, Beautiful lot at Calabash Boom with an easy build and views up
tie Sir Francis Drake Channel now just $179,000 Three new land listings at Estate Paslary with
nice sunset views starting at $200,000, Affordable home in Estate Glucksberg just $375,000.


BORDEAUX MT. Family home with three bedroom/two baths and large covered porch with plenty of room to
expand on the gentle 12 acre site. Bay rum trees abound on this lush parcel. Take advantage of all the benefits of buying
a Force 10 home. $575,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
LUMINARIA Luxurious ridge-top villa w/incredible
views of the North shore & down island. Lg. pool w/wa-
terfall, 3 bd/bath suites, garage, gated entry, beautiful
furnishings & landscaping. $2,495,000. Adjoining parcel
also available
VILLA ROMANCE A brand new, luxury, villa built to the
highest quality & craftsmanship. This well-designed villa
provides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. The gated en-
try leads to the heart of the villa, overlooking the 30 ft. pool,
with a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral flooring,
fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, & romantic
gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000.
A BEST BUY!- Well built, poured concrete cottage with
lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile
floors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters,
flat lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future
garage & expansion. Only $349,000.
CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance fea-
tures. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda,
spa, 20' vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for ex-
pansion. $1,595,000.
PERELANDRA Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high
above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely
pool set in lush gardens. A good buy at $1,050,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home
with carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86
acre lot with panoramic views. End of the road privacy.
$975,00.
CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James
islands. Newer masonry homewith 3 bdrms/3 baths, large
screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000.
NAUTILUS Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Ma-
ria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa w/large wraparound
veranda, spa, sunrise to sunset views, 1.09 acre, tile roof,
circular drive. $1,495,000.
SEASCAPE Fantastic location on Bovovoap Pt!
Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate
caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy.
$1,200,000.
AURORA Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on
Constant 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.
PLUMBGUT-1 bd/1 bath homew/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000


TESSERACT Popular 3 bdrm / th i -e w/
fanta '- St.
Tho iy oms, multiple decks,
privacy & extensive landscaping. $1,200,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa
w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral
Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
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
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable
beach, hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
CBR LAND LISTINGS
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZ BAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 12 ac. $299K&$379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 12 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS- Outstanding views. $325K & $41 5K.
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. Gall 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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$32,000,000 Park waters. Call for details enclave, or 4.1 ac. $3,000,00 views!
"SEA TURTLE VILLA" is a contempo- UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Ma- "PELICAN'S PERCH" a charming,
rary Skytop home with amazing water sonry 3 BR 3.5 BA home, pool, private gated masonry & stone West Indian
views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical lower BR style (3x2) villa features bi-level cov-
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"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4
Bedroom, masonry home in excellent con-
dition with
large pool in
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deeded
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two nearby
$1,150,000 beaches.


"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset
"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $125,000 views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3
"EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 from $335,000
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $ 274,900 "LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4min.walkto beach $298,000 amenities including barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd
af~ixn nnii-ri-f-, I >. / *. -r utilities beach & views. From $425,000
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 12 ac. with Topo $299,000 Cutilities beach & views. From $425,000 S
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"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 adjoining breezy lots Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 views. From $425,000.
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000
"LIME TREE BAY BEACHFRONT" 2 Parcels (.79 ac.)
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and with 435' shoreline have their own secluded pocket beach
underground utilities. From $285,000 plus direct access to white sand beach! Approximately
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, 435' shoreline with very gentle grade. GREAT swimming,
well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 snorkeling and boating. $875,000


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"UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls &
underground utilities. From $999,000
"PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
between. Prices from $1,850,000.


SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000
"SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible
BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for
$9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI views,
excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls,
planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots
from $399,000


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PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000 plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites. $1,990,000 largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board, BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000
& wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,399,000


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BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa
overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
popular vacation rental $699,000 tile roof, 1800 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in floors. $3,450,000
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just
water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000 steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4
CAROLINA Views Well maintained WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house.
2-unit co ALL OFFERS Commanding views, year-round sunsets, $2,895,000
CONSID 5,000 pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 ONE OF THE BEST DEALS ON ST. JOHN!
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa LA BELLA VIT Olar villa in the
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence Virgin Gral W a/c identical master
beaches, cooling breezes $2,175,000. exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000 suites & br ahtaking views of STT. $2,250,00
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs, VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, while gazing out upon excellent bay views
privacy. $1,499,000 sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay.
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000 see the impressive recent renovations $1,095,000. 3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000.


AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views,
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located
in the main building, plus private self-contained
guest cottage $1,950,000
COTTAGE One of the least expensive
homes on the market! Great starter home with
room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
masonry home also available. $279,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,600,000
UPPER CAROLINA BA. Expansive
views. Ma & kitchen on
upper lev*, 0e has 2 BR, living area &
kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000
BLUE CARIBE Successful short term
rental home with gourmet kitchen and with
views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000


CHATEAU MARGOT,,private gated
compound I j, *ill, knock our
socks off ,t guest cottage. 2 acres.
$1,950,000.
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms.
$1,235,000
MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
home overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter
home w/2nd unit for rental income $679,000
Adjacent cottage available for $279,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bedrooms,1.5 baths
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From Centerline to Coral Bay New

Island Businesses Open Across St. John


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch


Owen's Place: Hannah Jones and Owen Krigger welcome patrons to their Owen's
Happy Hour in Coral Bay. Stop in Tuesday through Sunday after 11 a.m. for local food
and icy cold drinks.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch


Love City Home & Garden Center: Liz Hall
of Island Empire Inc. and Rosalee Gage of Exotic
Gardens, are ready to fill all those furniture, design,
landscaping, window treatment needs and more at
Love City Home and Garden Center on Centerline
Road. Stop by and see their extensive collection.


New Hot Dog Stand: Larry Johnson dishes out delicious hot dogs at the Hot Dog
Stand at the Triangle in Coral Bay Monday through Saturday. Be sure to try Johnson's
hearty and meaty chili for a filling and affordable feast.




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VIERS Researcher Discovers Second Lionsh Off ShorePage 3Chamber Sounds Alarm on VIPA’s Trailer Storage Plan at EnighedPage 8 UVI Study Deems Typical High School “Impractical” For St. JohnV.I. Government Accepting Bids for Planning of New SchoolPage 3 April 5-11, 2010 Copyright 2010 Oquendo Vying for V.I. Carnival Queen CrownPage 9 By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds It is not uncommon for St. John property owners to petition the Virgin Islands Legislature for the rezoning of their land. Maybe the property owner wants to construct income-producing apartments to help support his family, or bring a convenience store to an area that is lacking such services. But while those asking for rezonings may seem to have good intentions, the practice of spot zoning in the Virgin Islands is risky, according to Senator at Large Craig Barshinger. Once a rezoning is granted, the property owner is under no obligation to follow through with the plan he presented to the Virgin Islands Legislature — which approves all rezonings in the territory — when asking for the zoning change. AdRezoning in Virgin Islands Called “Dangerous,” by Senator Barshinger St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropcial FocusPolitical Season Heating Up quarters. Additional Photos on Page 2. Continued on Page 3

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2 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 HOPE Incorporated is hosting a skills building seminar titled “Equipping Parents with Knowledge” on Friday, April 9, at the Gifft Hill School great room at 6:15 p.m. With about 38 people diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. Virgin Islands annually, HOPE is offering the seminar to help parents effectively communicate with their teenagers. Parents who attend and complete the HIV skill building exer cise will receive a $30 gas card to E&C Gas Station. For more information call Ivy Moses at 777-1611.Parenting Skills Seminar Is April 9 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, Adam Lynch 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 Enighed Pond Parking Permit PendingThe Legislature of the Virgin Islands earmarked $2 million dollars in July of 2009 to create a solution to the critical shortage of parking on the island of St. John. These funds, designated in local Stimulus Bill Act 7081, were earmarked for the V.I. Port Authority as a top priority to develop parking at Enighed Pond outside of Cruz Bay. Senate President Louis Patrick Hill, in a letter to DPNR Commissioner Robert Mathes, decried the delay in granting permits that have long been submitted to DPNR. “The lack of adequate parking on the island of St. John has reached a critical stage and I am writing to request that you expedite the permits,” said Hill. “An essential part of our transporta cannot immediately ensure access to our downtown area, we risk and the legislature conceived an alternative to a parking garage that would give residents immediate relief, Hill explained. “It is incomprehensible that procrastination within DPNR dents and visitors alike on the island of St. John,” said the senate president. Fry Festival on Sunday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school’s John’s Folly Learning Institute location. There will be plenty of games and prizes for children including donkey rides, face painting, crab races, a craft table and a chil dren’s clothing sale. Food and drinks will be available for pur Kid’s First! program. For more information or to volunteer for the event call the school at 775-9594.St. John Montessori Fish Fry Festival Is Scheduled for April 11 on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. The theme this year is “Building a Brighter Tomorrow by Car ing, Nurturing and Educating our Children.” Funds raised at the school playground and annual scholarship fund. for purchase. Any businesses or organizations interested in donating products, services or merchandise should contact Clemeana Duncan or Ivy Scatliffe at JESS at 776-6336.JESS Fundraising Gala Scheduled for April. 10 at Caneel Bay Resort Political Season Heating Up including Alice Krall support Governor John at the deJongh/Francis the old Subway building.News Photos by Tropcial Focus

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds A study by the University of Virgin Islands conducted as part of the Virgin Islands government’s mission to construct a public K-12 school on St. John has deemed a typical comprehensive high school impractical due to St. John demographics. It also found the price of continuing to send Love City students to St. Thomas for school, however, is too great to ignore. The study is detailed in the government’s request for proposals for the planning and development of the new school, released last month. Bids are due on April 27, and the Request For Proposals (RFP) estimates a planning period of 10 months. The RFP calls for design of a 52,000 square foot school to accommodate 500 students with 19 classrooms and two kindergarten classrooms. The estimated construction cost is $400 per square foot, or more than $20 million. The bulk of the RFP consists of the study, conducted by the University of the Virgin Islands’ Eastern Caribbean center, for the new The island of St. John is a “very old” society with a median age of 44 years, according to UVI’s study. The island’s school-age population is expected to grow slowly over the next decade, and St. John is suffer ing a growing shortage of affordwith an increase in real estate and rental prices, the study says. Although the size of Love City’s population may not lend itself to the construction of a $20 million school, there is more at stake than “Because of the extensive commute and students’ inability to actively participate in extracur ricular activities, St. Johnians are often treated as members of an outgroup and tend to be socially isolated from the St. Thomas students, thus producing an adverse impact on their intellectual and social development,” the study says. “The focus on developing and providing educational opportunities to residents of a rural area has a tendency to reduce poverty and crime and increase the overall well being of a community.” Additionally, by constructing a K-12 school on St. John, where public education is currently only offered through ninth grade, the V.I. Department of Education will save the more than $50,000 it spends annually to reimburse ferry boat companies for the transportation of St. John students to St. Thomas. Allowing St. John students to complete their education on their home island will save countless hours they normally spend commuting to St. Thomas, and eradicate the effects the long commute has on students, according to UVI’s study. “The time resources devoted to commuting and the multiple forms of transportation involved with each and every trip possess hidden price tags in the form of family life; academic performance; tardiness; drop-out rates; extracurricular activity involvement; and lack of parental involvement in school,” the study says. While high land prices and a shortage of public housing will likely lead to limited growth of the number of school-aged children on St. John, the island’s public schools – with the exception of the Julius E. Sprauve School – are already at greater than 50 percent of their capacities. The limited growth of the island’s school-aged children population, however, led the study to conclude that a typical comprehensive high school may not be the answer. “With St. John being considered a ‘very old’ society and the schoolage population expected to grow slowly over the next decade, a typical comprehensive high school is impractical,” according to UVI’s study. “Viable options include specialized schools with a thematic focus and/or one that infuses distance learning.” The structure of the school has not yet been determined, according to Government House spokesper son Jean Greaux. “No decisions have been made yet as we do not yet know how much land will be made available for the construction of the school,” said Greaux. “You cannot deter mine approach until we know exactly what we will have to work with.” The future home of the school – the 55-acre estate of Ethel May Bishop in Catherineberg, which was deeded to the V.I. National Park upon her death in 1968 – has not yet been evaluated regarding where exactly the building will be located, Greaux added. Rezoning in Virgin Islands Is “Dangerous” Practice Says Senator Barshingerditionally, the rezoned property — and all its new uses — could fall into the hands of a new owner if the property is sold, or the property owner dies. “A rezoning is dangerous, because with each rezoning, there comes between 150 and 250 new uses,” said Barshinger. “You could say you wanted a rezoning to B1 to put in a convenience market, but with that zoning designation, you could also put in a bar.” “A person who wants to make more money can tell any story they want about what they will do with the land after it’s resell it and the person who buys the land can make use of any of those hundreds of things made possible by the rezoning,” said the senator at large. Brian and Betty Smith, whose Estate Adrian property was rezoned in 2005 from R1 to B3 for the purpose of a convenience taurant, are now advertising their property for long-term lease as an “excellent business opportunity” with signage fronting Centerline Road. St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 3 Thursday, April 8th INDEX Study Deems Typical High School “Impractical”V.I. Government Accepting Bids for Planning of New School for St. JohnContinued from Front Page“The time resources devoted to commuting and the multiple forms of transportation in volved with each and every trip possess hid den price tags in the form of family life; aca demic performance; tardiness; drop-out rates; extracurricular activity involvement; and lack of parental involvement in school.” – According to the UVI studySt. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 17

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Scientists conducting research at the V.I. Environmental Research Station captured of St. John, this time off the southern shore. Researchers were snorkeling the seagrass beds at Great Lameshur Bay on Sunday, March 28, when they spotted the tell-tale plained V.I. National Park’s chief of resource management Rafe Boulon, who did “The researcher was looking at a coil and Boulon. “He tried to catch it with a net, but the mesh was too big.” Rafe. Too small to capture with a net, the scientist asked a nearby boater for help. “There was a boat nearby with someone on board and they asked for a spear gun,” said Boulon. “After explaining why he needed to use it in park waters, the guy handed the area from a distance off the southern shore of St. John, explained Boulon. in the water,” he said. “This one probably quite a distance off-shore.” researcher turned the specimen over to The March 28 haul marked the second gin Islands waters off St. Croix last year. Local scientists have been vigilant about following the devastation of Florida from Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Researchers believe the species found its way into the Atlantic Ocean most likely tank into the sea. Since then, the species has spread through have no natural predators themselves in the which are vital to the heath of the reef. Once can quickly die. Desperately trying to avoid a similar situation in the Virgin Islands — where coral bleaching episode — scientists urge anyone explained Boulon. keep looking for them and, as much as possible, try to remove them or at least report any sightings of them,” said Boulon. “Ideare pretty toxic so if anyone isn’t comfort able with a speargun it’s best to report it to us.” get as detailed of a description as possible of “We’re going to be providing little corks help people mark the area where they spot seen from the surface, the lines aren’t that very much, they could really help.” 8950, extension 225 or 224.4 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 Tradewinds juvenile.VIERS Researcher Finds Second Conrmed Lionsh Off St. John Shores

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St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 5 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds nament, Tortola’s Elmore Stoutt High School came out on top in the 14th Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament. Stoutt beat St. Croix Educational Complex 7 to 6 in the championship game for the win, the second in as many years for the Tortola softball team, helmed by St. John native Terry Chinnery. The 14th annual memorial softball tournament kicked off on Friday night, March 26, at the Winthe diamond lasted until Sunday afternoon, March 28. On their way to victory, Stoutt posted wins over St. Thomas ballers from Charlotte Amalie High School and Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, and St. Croix teams from Complex and Central High School. which is a good number for the weekend,” said tournament codirector Janet Cook-Rutnik. “We were disappointed that Antilles didn’t send a team, but the main thing is that I love those girls. They come with so much spirit.” “They love playing and they love coming to St. John,” said Cook-Rutnik. “It really is all about them.” The tournament honors the memory of Janet Cook-Rutnik and Andy Rutnik’s daughter Ruby, a star fastball pitcher at Antilles School, who died in a car accident during her senior year at American University in Washington D.C. While residents across St. John anticipate watching a weekend full of softball action, the annual tournament is a way for the Rutnik family to keep Ruby’s memory and spirit alive, explained tournament co-director Andy Rutnik. “The tournament itself is at the center of our family,” said Rutnik. “Rather than move forward and leave behind this tragic loss and all of its sadness and sorrow, not only in the community but within our family, we’ve decided to gather around Ruby.” After the devastating news of Ruby’s accident hit St. John, the family was in shock. While Rutnik and Cook-Rutnik have hosted the softball tournament yearly, the Softball Tournament was not their idea, explained Andy Rutnik. put together by me and Janet,” he said. “Our friends and the commu-Elmore Stoutt Takes 14th Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament“The tournament itself is at the center of our family. Rather than move forward and leave behind this tragic loss and all of its sadness and sorrow, not only in the community but within our family, we’ve decided to gather around Ruby.” St. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 21

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6 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 Dr. Cool Tells IGBA Members How To Stay Cool for Less CashBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents could save as much as 30 percent on their monthly utility bills by doing nothing more than taking advantage of the sun’s rays. Dr. Cool general manager Gary David explained the ins and outs of solar assisted air conditioners to about 10 people at an Island Green Builders Association meeting on Thursday evening, April 1, at Ocean Grill. While solar assisted air conditioners do use electricity to oper ate, they utilize the sun’s rays to super heat gas instead of relying on the compressor to do all the work, explained David. The units do have compressors ing units, but the solar assisted systems also include a solar collector which uses heat from the sun and corn oil as a heat transfer to super heat the gas. “Normal air conditioners use 20 amps where the solar assisted units use only 7 amps,” said David. Residents can take further advantage of the sun’s rays by providing electricity for the system from a photo voltaic panel. The solar assisted units are also quieter than traditional air conditioners both inside and outside, David explained. David and his Dr. Cool staff since the company installed one in and worked through all the tweaking,” said David. “We were kind of like the guinea pigs. We’ve been through the testing stage and worked out all the bumps.” The units cost between 15 and 30 percent more than traditional air conditioners, but residents would save that amount in their V.I. Water And Power Authority bills within two years, according to David. “Customers using average electrical amounts could see their WAPA bills go from $300 to $120 a month,” said David. “Our bills proven that this works.” Dr. Cool carries the Sedina Aire brand of solar assisted air conditioners, which are completely made in the U.S.A. except for the collector tubes, David explained. In the face of global climate change, Dr. Cool is committed to helping reduce its impact on the environment, David added. “We have to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions if we’re going to make any change,” he said. ciency Rating of between 16 and 24, the units are simply put, ecofriendly, according to David. The units are available in a vayear warranties on all parts, explained David. Dr. Cool expects to receive solar water heater adaptations for the solar assisted air conditioners in the next few months, David added. Using a solar assisted air conditioner could additionally pay rebate program, through which residents can save 30 percent up to $1,000 on their installation costs. David invited anyone with quesor call the air conditioning, refrigeration and appliance specialists at 693-9071. assisted air conditioners at St. John Tradewinds News 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 “Customers using average electrical amounts could see their WAPA bills go from $300 to $120 a month. Our bills went We’ve proven that this works.”

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With both St. John festival crowns under her belt, Razzilee Oquendo is setting her talented sights on St. Thomas’ coveted V.I. Carnival Queen title. Oquendo will vie for the crown during the V.I. Carnival Queen competition on Saturday night, April 17, at Lionel Roberts Stadium. The former St. John Princess of 1999 and St. John Festival Queen of 2008, Oquendo decided to throw her hat in the St. Thomas carnival ring in order to represent her home island. representing my island and being a role model,” said Oquendo. “When I was Miss St. John it was such a great experience, I thought it would be really fun to be V.I. Car nival Queen.” The competition has long been open to St. John ladies, but the last Love City contestant in the show was Ivy Moses, who ran more than 10 years ago. There has never been a St. John resident named V.I. Carnival Queen, so Oquendo is poised to make history. The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School senior, who will turn 18 on April 7, is not a new-comer to pageantry. Oquendo’s mother has been chaperoning pageant contestants for more than a decade and Oquendo has taken numerous modeling classes. There is a lot more, however, behind her poise and smile. Oquendo represents her school as the senior class president and as the vice president of Nazareth Day Chapter’s National Honors Society. Oquendo is also not afraid to break one of her school’s girls volleyball team, she was instrumental in their successful season, which wrapped up a few months ago. Looking toward her future, this serious student had no doubt about her goals. “I want to be a perinatologist,” said Oquendo. “It’s basically an OB/GYN who specializes in high-risk patients. I’ve always wanted to be a gynecologist and obstetri cian, but I was introduced to perinatology by our family friend Margaret Sprauve, who is a local perinatologist.” The graduating senior is looking at attending Georgia State University, Emory School of Medicine or Temple University. Before she heads off to university, however, Oquendo — who has been practicing for months —still has intense preparation for the V.I. Carnival Queen show ahead. “I started preparing for this back in November,” said Oquendo. “This is a lot more tiring than St. John Festival. The festival here was a little less hectic because its dur ing the summer so you can sleep in if you’re up late practicing.” “But with this, I still have school and have to stay sharp,” she said. Despite late nights on St. Thomas practicing her walk and dance steps, Oquendo petitors Britanny Robinson and Shawntay Henry. “The best part about the whole experi ence is getting to know the other girls,” said Oquendo. “We’ve been spending so much time together and doing so many activities together we’ve gotten really close. We got to tour St. Thomas and St. John.” “The St. John tour was really fun because I got to be the tour guide,” she said. “We’ve also been to more pageants than I’ve ever been to before. We went to Miss CAHS, Miss BCB, Miss Sophomore Sweetheart and Miss UVI and I’ve never been to any of those before.” As the sole competitor from IEK High School, Oquendo has the whole school rallying behind her. There is a school-wide pep rally for her scheduled for April 14. St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 7 Razzilee Oquendo Vying for V.I. Carnival Queen Crown on April 17Continued on Page 16

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8 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Members of the St. John chapter of the St. Thomas/ St. John Chamber of Commerce were distressed to discover at the chapter’s Wednesday evening, March 30, meeting at Ocean Grille, that the V.I. Port Author ity’s plans for its Enighed Pond Marine Facility could put cars waiting for the barge out on the street, causing gridlock in the area. VIPA will go before the St. John Costal Zone Management Committee on Wednesday, April 7, at noon at the St. John Legislature to seek a permit for the paving of the area inside Enighed Pond where cars currently line up to wait for the barge for the storage of trailers. Included in VIPA’s application is the construction of 150 parking spaces at Enighed, which the author ity anticipated would be ready for the public to use by this month before it became apparent that a CZM permit was needed. VIPA also hopes to construct a new dock master’s ception area and two public bathrooms. The paving are currently out to bid, and the bidding period is set to close on April 9. chamber members to attend the April 7 CZM meet ing, both to voice support for the new parking spaces, and to share concern over the trailer storage. “We need to take our concerns to the CZM meeting to be proactive. The goal is the best solution for St. John.” Several members suggested taking concerns to the new island planner, Stuart Smith. cause he’s the big picture guy,” said Senate President Louis Patrick Hill’s St. John representative, Bonny Corbeil. “The planner is looking at the whole thing from a Involvement of the Army Corps of Engineers was brought up as something that could both hinder the construction of the new parking spaces, and as something that could delay the paving of a portion of Enighed Pond for trailer storage. “There’s a slight possibility Army Corps of Engineers wants to be involved (with the new parking), “Staying proactive as a group is the best thing we can do.” discuss the future of St. John. The site, entitled “St. John: Planning for Today and Tomorrow; Community Planning by Residents, for Residents,” features a forum where topics such as what to do with the island’s waterfront, parking and the growth of Coral Bay are already being discussed. “This will help us consolidate information to present to the powers that be so St. John can have a real from everybody.” The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conducting hearings on the application of Choice Communications, LLC to be designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the U. S. Virgin Islands. Pursuant to 30 V.I.C. a, the Commission has cations carriers in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Choice hearings have been expanded in both time and location and will take place on all three islands. On St. John the meeting will be on Tuesday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Cruz Bay legislature building.PSC Hosting Public Meeting on Apr. 13St. John Tradewinds The Javon Jade Alfred Scholarship is offered by the Rotary Club school in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the pursuit of higher education. A need and merit based scholarship award will be an annual scholsecond year, $2,500 the third year and $1,500 the fourth year. Recipients may reapply for consideration annually. Monetary awards shall be made on an annual basis and disbursed at the beginning of each semester. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 average. Application forms can be obtained from high school guidance counselors at Connections or by emailing william@willigerod. All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be inter viewed. The interviews will be conducted in May 2010. Applicaneed must be completed and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on April 28.Javon J. Alfred Memorial Scholarship Applications Available from RotaryChamber Sounds Alarm on VIPA’s Trailer Storage Plan at Enighed WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds There is a new option at The Marketplace for foodlovers looking for something to sate their appetites while exciting their senses. Classically-trained French chef Jane Thill is whipfour days a week for the store’s new Gourmet-to-Go service. Mouth-watering dishes range from vegan lentil stew with tofu to a torta rustica brimming with gour shashimi with rice noodles and roasted chicken with a twice baked potato. Gourmet to Go, however, does not have a set menu. offerings. to Go has been a hit with Marketplace employees, manager Paul Tsakeres. “Everyone in The Marketplace has been coming up to me and telling me how much they love Jane’s food,” said Tsakeres. “People start calling in the morning and asking what Jane will be making that day. It’s really been very successful.” Thill’s culinary background on St. John includes the former co-ownership of Morgan’s Mango and a health food store. She also is a personal trainer and Gourmet’s extremely small open kitchen where she creates her dishes. “I want to offer items for all lifestyles,” said Thill. “So there will be lighter spa fare like Mediterranean style dishes and also split pea soup with smoked duck. use the freshest produce available.” With prices ranging from $5 for soups to $15 for for every palette. Gourmet, which are usually ready by noon or 1 p.m. on weekdays. For more information call 715-3663. St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 9 Jane Thill Cooking Up Gourmet Meals To-Go at Starsh Gourmet Interactive Advertising Print & Web *Selling 2011 Space Now* stjohntreasuremap@gmail.com 715.2610 626.2505 St. John Tradewinds

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10 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 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 The 37th International Rolex Regatta Fleet Hits the Seas waters and across the Regatta hosted by the Orion in Spirit of Isis and in Spinnaker Racing 2.

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St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 11 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds graders tried out the exciting sport of Pickle-ball last week for the Michigan native and Coral Bay about 25 years ago and has played it regularly ever since. “I picked it up in northern Michigan with a friend of mine who built a court in his backyard,” said Meyer. “We played three times a week up there and we always play here when my friends and family come to visit.” Meyer was inspired to introduce GBS students to the sport because of the limited recreational activities available in the Coral Bay area. “I think the kids are kind of deprived out here as far as not having any tennis courts or other things like that, so I said, ‘let’s give this a try,’” said Meyer. Since Pickle-ball is played on a 44-foot by 20-foot area, it takes up less space than tennis and GBS stuketball court behind the school. The sport was invented by U.S. Congressman Joel Pritchard, William Bell and Barney McCallum in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington. From its origins as a family game played in backfor Pickle-ball and it is played at schools and recreational centers across the United States. Named after one of the game’s inventor’s dog who used to chase the ball, Pickle-ball is essentially an adaptation of tennis with a modvolleys. It is played with a heavylarger than those used in squash. A net — lower than a tennis net — is erected in the middle of the court and a no-go zone stretches seven feet out in each direction. “The serve is underhand and there is a no-go zone so you can’t stand at the net and smash the ball,” Meyer said. “The return serve has to bounce as well so you can’t charge up and whack the ball in the air. The whole game encour ages volleys and it’s often easy to get 10 to 15 hits at the ball — and that’s the fun.” Long volleys mean Pickle-ball doesn’t frustrate novices and the game proved easy to pick up for the GBS students. “The kids had a great time,” said Meyer. “You can pick this up quickly and you can do it well. There is a really short learning curve so the kids didn’t get frustrated.” “The kids were able to get long volleys going in a very short amount of time,” Meyer said. Played with either doubles or singles, Pickle-ball is ideal for beginner tennis players and anyone looking to work on their hand-eye “Tennis players have told me that Pickle-ball helped their handeye coordination and improved their doubles game,” said Meyer. “I think Pickle-ball really compliments the game of tennis and it’s it’s not hard on your body like some other sports.” In addition to introducing the game and instructing the students how to play, Meyer also donated a net, balls and paddles to GBS so students can continue to ento widen the sport’s appeal on St. John. “I would love to get adults interested and start having regular games of Pickle-ball,” he said. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s Paradise St. John Tradewinds GBS Students Try Their Hands at Pickle-Ball Deliveries from St. Thomas Available WATER DELIVERY 24/7 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

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St. JohnTradewinds News Photo 12 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 St. John Tradewinds When the 10th Annual Wagapalooza is hosted on Saturday, May 22, it will feature the world’s only “Waga meter,” which was created show’s nine canine competitions. Early Wagapaloozas employed conventional voting by a panel of Center unveiled its new creation, the waga meter, which measures applause to determine the winners of each show category. This method replaced limiting the celebrities. Conceived by Jennifer Dale at one of the ACC directors’ meetings, the large device was built under the direction of former ACC President Sheila Karcher in her cabinet-making shop. Involving a decibel reader, the meter is used to actually measure the sound of the audience clapping. The tail of the dog on the display moves to indicate ratings. The show’s emcee coordinates the readings and announces the votes at the completion of each competition. The 2010 Wagapalooza will again offer opportunities for dog owners and their dogs to compete in some of the well-loved, nonconventional categories typical of WAGA. This year’s WAGA co-chairs Monica Munroe and Karin Schlesinger announced that the competitive categories are best old timer; best tail; best puppy love; best spots; best costume; best dog; and best trick. In addition, in characteristic West Indian style, there will be a King and Queen of the event — that is, a canine King and Queen. Wagapalooza will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Winston Wells start time avoids the heat of the day, offering cooler temperatures for the comfort of dogs and humans. A special by-product of the after-dark event is the lighting of the Waga Meter—an effect that adds visual interest and contributes to the fun of the quirky dog show.Dog Show Features World’s Only Waga Meter SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council will be hosting a commu nity forum with Stuart Smith, DPNR’s new St. John planner, on April 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the John’s Folly Learning Institute. Smith will introduce himself and discuss what he has learned concerns about planning and development on St. John from the audience. Participants are also encouraged to share their vision for the future of Coral Bay, as CBCC plans to re-initiate this process in cooperation with DPNR in the coming months. For more informa New St. John Planner To Speak At Next CBCC Meeting on April 12St. John Tradewinds Mary Bartolucci of Island Style Weddings and Katherine Steinborn of Katilady Events announce the formation of the Virgin Island Chapter of the Association for Wedding Professionals International. group will be on April 13, at 6 p.m. on St. Thomas at Norbu, located in Peterborg. The purpose of starting a local chapter of the association is to bring together all wedding professionals for networking and educational purposes. Anyone in the wedding industry within the U.S. Virgin Island is welcome to become a member and to attend the bimonthly get together. Association for Wedding Professionals International is an international organization dedicated to providing quality service and a central source of information and referrals — for those planning weddings and those who service weddings. through networking and discounted services. Brides and grooms receive free referrals to wedding professionals. Members have agreed to a set code of ethics, assuring greater conFor additoinal information upcoming social, contact Mary or Kati via email at mary@ islandstyleweddings.com or kati@katilady.com. Association for Wedding Professionals Chapter Social Is Set for April 13

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St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 13 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When Joe Mornini and Mike McCormick decided to teach a few veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center their favorite sport, they had no idea it would turn into a nation-wide movement that literally has changed the lives of more than 1,000 warriors. Mornini spent his spring break on St. John last week, not resting on the beach, but working tirelessly to smooth out details for Team River Runner’s next trip to Love City. Mornini, who is a full-time teacher of at-risk students in the Washington, D.C. area, is the executive director of Team River Runner, which teaches adaptive kayaking to wounded veterans. When he launched the program at Walter Reed in 2004, Mornini had no idea it would grow so vastly and turn “Mike was on the U.S. White Water team and he knew everyone in the kayaking world at that high level,” said Mornini. “I had been paddling myself and instructing kayak for 20 years in the D.C. area. Back in 2004 there were all these wounded veterans coming to Walter Reed and there were so many of those men and women missing legs and arms.” I had no idea then that we had a recreational therapeutic activity, that I really believe in my heart, is a sport that will make these guys’ lives different.” Mornini and McCormick created the only adaptive hard shell white water kayak capable of being used by seriously disabled people. to imagine the impacts adaptive kayaking would have on the men and women who climbed in Team River Runner’s (TRR) boats. Today there are TRR chapters at 25 veterans’ medical centers across the country — two of which are run by wounded veterans who went through the program themselves — and has touched the lives of more than 1,000 wounded veter ans. “The wounded warriors who we were working with were leaving and going home and we started developing grassroots volunteer chapters all over the country,” said Mornini. “We have requests every week for new chapters to open up. We have a very well-meaning and well-connected board of directors and several thousand volunteers across the country.” TRR’s accomplishments have come thanks to thousands of volunteers and only two part-time paid employees, one of which is Mornini himself. TRR has found that kayaking is the perfect therapy for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder “It’s really made to order for PTSD people who have been combat veterans,” said Mornini. “One veteran told me experience of being in combat because it comes at you fast, there is a sense of danger, you can train to get better and it’s non-stop.” “There is fear, speed and adventure and it’s all about that adrenaline rush,” he said. balance and vertigo issues, Mornini explained. them focus, it’s good for their sequential teak memory and helps with balance issues,” he said. “These guys feel like they’re in a boat and putting them in boats is exactly what you want to do for that.” countless veterans, the therapeutic importance has been attested to by clinicians as well, the TRR executive director added. “Anyone can kayak,” Mornini said. “It’s cheap and all you need is a boat and water. It’s social, you can network with other kayakers, but it’s still an independent sport.” “If someone is blind they can kayak in a double or someone can go in their own boat and hit white water rapids in possibilities.” Looking ahead, Mornini hopes to see more veteran coor dinated chapters. “Our goal is for these guys to have a lifestyle of activity,” he said. “We’d also like these guys to take on the leadership and pay forward what they learned. We really want to actu ally start highlighting the physical and mental therapeutic abilities of kayaking and expand our national clinics.” After veterans complete their initial pool training, they attend one of seven clinics in Colorado, Florida, Montana, Mexico, Virgin Islands and Grand Canyon National Park for white water rapids or sea kayak adventures. The group has brought warriors to Love City twice for kayak adventures and is planning a third and possibly fourth trip in November — if they raise enough funding. “We’re trying to do two sessions, but it really depends on down and if we raise more funds we can bring the second group.” lack of funds can have on the group. “The hardest thing I had to do was cancel a trip down here,” he said. “It was horrible having to tell 10 wounded veterans that we weren’t going to be able to afford the trip.” Since then several St. John residents have raised money for the group and TRR continues to accept donations, which are 100 percent tax deductible. complimentary use of kayaks from Cinnamon Bay Water sports and Crabby’s Watersports. Many local restaurants including Woody’s and Skinny Legs also donate meals for the group during their St. John stays. “We need funding, that is number one,” said Mornini. “But I also want people to come down to Cinnamon Bay and have lunch with us and go kayaking with us.” For additional information or to make a donation to TRR check out the group’s web site at www.teamriverrunner. org.Team River Runner Hopes to Bring More Wounded Veterans to Island This Year

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14 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 Keeping Track of Crime2009 2010 TO-DATE “Irene” by Beverly Melius each time she brings them and each time they wait unwrapped, like lilies and roses, to be found and found again sometimes she brings the sea its strength and courage open in downward dog the salt air and the song of mountains she brings those too and that soft stirring of clouds at sunset sometimes in pigeon pose I hear the patter of rain on a tin roof or see sugar birds sliding down the smooth skin of banana leaves sometimes sun salutations burst with the taste of fresh cut papaya and squeezed lime and always it is to my breath she takes me always it is to myself she gives me Irene thank you for all the many gifts you have given me, safe travels, love and prayers. Letters to St. John TradewindsLet’s Make the Roundabout SaferWe know where we’re going, but the tourists don’t. rotary, how about a “Route 10” in three-foot numbers painted right on the road surface at the corner of the eye doctor and the Islandia building? It would be visible from a distance aiding car drivers coming up both roads and from the barge dock to with exiting the rotary on the left, so this would elimi nate some of the hesitation. How about putting some temporary instructions at the rotary to educate ourselves? There is still confusion about stopping mid-rotary and letting others slot in front out of courtesy, when we need to know it is “once in, keep moving.” The stopping and starting way to exit. To eliminate an accident waiting to happen on Centerline Road, with locals taking chances passing slow crammed with laborers coming at you at high rates of speed trying to make the ferry — small signs announcing “lay-by/pullover ahead” would be helpful. It alerts the tourist that he’ll soon have a safe spot rather than take foolish chances that endanger us all. Census enumerators will be traveling every road on St. John, and updating maps at the same time. To would be the perfect time to get neighbors together and name their road. Put a sign up which the census worker can use on a new map — before the government has to pick a name for you. Why not honor original families, culCreole words instead of Danish, etc. Census workers are in your neighborhood now. The Centerline roadside from Bordeaux to Coral Bay is being trimmed back and they have done a great thank you for thinning out the trees and brush on several blind corners so we can all see through the folidone! Judy Kane The Virgin Islands Audubon Society would like to thank Alfredo’s, Coral Bay Gardens and Caneel Bay Resort (especially Oriel Smith) for their generous plant contributions for our annual plant sale. VIAS would also like to thank all the people who came to the sale and bought plants, t-shirts, hats and bird feeders! Thanks to all, VIAS had a record year in total sales. This is our primary fundraiser and the funds directly help children of St. John for environmental education. Mary Moroney, V.I. Audubon SocietyAudubon Thanks SupportersLiteracy, happiness, Is there a connection? For the in third world countries. Two weeks a year I spend, working in the country and then came home and help orphanage in Liberia, a hospital in India, sadly each wonder if the high school that I help build in Peru was going to make the kids in the village happier. I do know that being able to read in this community has a big impact on the happiness of each and every one of us. We all need to have a feeling inside of us that things will get better. It is a prerequisite of happiness, as important as a sense of community. In our culture the ability to read is one of the most basic requirements of having the feeling that we can do better. We as a community are not doing very well in helping our children to feel good about themselves by teaching them to read. Our statistics are dread full. We can see the results in the papers. Kids drop out of er and run wild, until they are killed themselves, or For many years Rotary East has been providing up”, being in school. They were eager to learn. In a few short years they get behind in their education and begin to feel bad about themselves, from then on it is One of the most important things for them to learn is to read. To learn to read they have to have books. They have to have books at home. They have to have parents or grandparents or friends that help them to learn to read. What if every adult in this community bought a book and carried it around until we saw the right kid and gave it to them? Better yet helped them to read it? Do you think that it would help to make our community happy again? I do. Greg MillerReading Is Most Important ISLAND NOTES from the publisherA Veuve Clicquot toast to TG — Happy Birthday! — MN

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 15 We have traveled a long road and are nearly at our destination. All that is left is a sentencing for Kamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston. This is not a time for celebration. Mothers have look into the kind eyes of Anselmo’s mother and I knew her pain. God willing, he will be home again and her sadness will be lifted. Still, we all hope and pray for a lengthy sentencing, Thank you to the prosecutors Claude Walker and Courtney Reese along with the 12 men and women We have lost our dear sweet Jamie. A boy who brought smiles with him wherever he went, a shoulby most. but we fought for Justice for Jamie and now it appears we will be able to rest knowing, with help of so many friends, family, and the honest hard working citizens Twenty murders to date, senseless brutal murders, the criminals are ruining lives almost daily. I hope with the new commissioner and his staff, crime will subside. I applaud Crime Stoppers and the their efforts. We, Jamie’s family, are left now with our sadness, gentle, loving son. Pray for Jamie, us and all the families that have been victims of violence. Pray for all the mothers left behind that lost their sons to death or prison. As the bumper sticker says, “BE KIND.” Jeannie CockayneSt. John Deserves Better Ferries 22-28 edition about scoring the ferry service to St. John. I could not agree more with the results posted by the “secret shopper.” I would like to add some constructive criticism about the condition of the ferries that run from Red Hook to Cruz Bay they are in terrible shape. Attached is a copy of the boat that brought us to St. John with some friends from California ear ment was “will the boat make it without sinking?” As you can see, the boat looks rusty and the paint is chipped and peeling. On board, the seat cushions were torn or We deserve better and these fer ries should be made to get “shipshape” so visitors to St. John can have a better introduction to our beautiful island. Sincerely, Roger MadiganTwo Trials, Two Guilty Verdicts The condition of Love to deteriorate. ARE YOU P A YING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR COMP ANY’S GROUP HEALTH INSUR ANCE?WE CAN HELP – IT’S TIME TO CALL!VI Employee Benefit Consultants, Inc. 4003 Weymouth Rhymer Highway, Ste. 2 (340) 776-6403 / 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 EMAIL YOUR RECIPE TO: MNelson@MaLindaMediaLLC.comfor an all new cook book.The MaLinda Media team will be testing recipes for breads, soups, salads, appetizers, entres and desserts. If your recipe is chosen for inclusion, you may be asked to share a day with one of our photographers in your kitchen making your special recipe. RECIPESWanted CHEFS, CA TERERS & FOODIES ARE ENCOURAGED T O SUMBIT RECIPES On Tuesday afternoon we were packed on the 3 harbor when the engine conked out. Luckily the water was calm, because for about an hour we were revving engines while swinging and drifting close by the moorings where small boats anchor and other times where reefs are shallow. Finally we saw another ferry, also carrying passengers, approach purposefully and then bump up against attendants clambering from one boat to the other and shouting at each other about how to proceed. My seat-mate chuckled and shook his head at the goings-on. “No problem,” he grinned. “You can see these guys are trained for emergencies” Tourists were pretty frantic, while locals were busy exchanging tales of other times they’d sat for hours in other stalled-out ferries, with the seas slamming and with no explanation from the captain. People seemed most annoyed by that fact — that during the whole time, no announcement was made to assure people things were under control. Finally the rescue boat was somehow lashed onto ours, side-by-side, and we began turning in big er ratic circles, round and round trying to line up with the ferry dock in the distance without running across moored boats or grounding on rocks. We began a slow progress to the dock where more boatmen ran around cussing at the crew and waving The worst that happened yesterday was that we’d docked well behind schedule, so that some of us were late for work. But if that engine had failed on its way to St. And if it had failed on a rough day, we could have And what if it had happened on a rolling winter morning when the boats are packed with school chil dren and workers? I wonder if there’s a public record of how often over the past few years our ferries have broken down while crossing. Name W ithheld By RequestAdrift On a Ferry in Cruz Bay Harbor

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“The whole school, and I mean the whole school, teachers, faculty, students and alumni are really behind in on this,” said the queen contestant. “People I don’t even know are stopping me on the street and wishing me luck. It’s amazing.” Oquendo is also gaining support on-line. She has created a fan page on Facebook which has attracted more than 1,000 fans already. “I didn’t know I had that many supporters,” she I have fans from as far away as Kuwait and South Korea.” Along with her chaperone Shatik Stevens, Oquendo’s team also consists of her mother, her brother Raynaldo Oquendo, Abigail Hendricks, Kenya Frett and Ivy Moses. On April 17 the three ladies will vie in swimwear, introduction speech, personal interview, tal ent, cultural costume and evening wear segments. but the public can get into the action by voting for Miss Popularity. To vote for Oquendo, contestant number one, log on to www.vicarnival.com. While Oquendo has several sponsors, including main sponsors Chico’s Distributing and Design by Felipe, the cost of costumes, shoes, makeup, hair and set designs are daunting. The Oquendos are accepting donations and selling T-shirts. To donate to Oquendo’s carnival queen cam paign or to buy a T-shirt call Hair’s to You Salon Although remaining tight-lipped about the show, expect drama and elegance. “You can expect some big things,” said Lee Ann Oquendo, who vowed this would be her last show. “This is our biggest challenge and is going to be our biggest show. We’ll be pulling out all the stops.” Oquendo herself is looking forward to the show and strutting her stuff on the stage. “My favorite part of any show is the evening wear,” she said. “You feel so pretty and no one can pull you down from that.” the Virgin Islands would be represented by an impressive young woman with clear goals. endo. “I think it would be new and great for the Virgin Islands to have a St. John girl as Carnival Queen.” “I will not let anyone down,” she said. There will be a special ferry running from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie to bring Love City residents to the V.I. Carnival Queen Show on April 17. Call Oquendo at 779-4055 for information about the ferry.16 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity Letter to St. John TradewindsCrossword Answers — Puzzle on Page 18 My name is Hadiya Sewer, and I am an 18-yearold sophomore at Spelman College. I recently applied to and was accepted to participate in the ADW 222 Black London and Liverpool Short Term Study Abroad program at Spelman College. The program is designed to strengthen students’ research skills as students examine issues of migration, displacement, community formation and identity experience begins with a semester of class sessions and independent research. The travel component will include 10 days in London and Liverpool with visits to sites relevant to the course learning outcomes. Students are carefully interviewed and evaluated before their acceptance, and I am honored to have centration in the studies of the African Diaspora and the World. Personally, I am looking forward to developing my skills as a researcher. My tentative senior thesis topic explores identity formation in the United States Virgin Islands as it relates to issues of migration, displacement, and community formation. This experi ence will give me valuable experience with this sort of investigation and the information gathered can be utilized in a comparative study. me with tuition, and I hope I can count on your support. Spelman College is partnering with the Institute of the International Education of Students in order to create this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This short term study abroad program will enhance my reservoir of knowledge. I am currently the Vice Chairperson of the St. John Youth Committee, the Vice President of the SpelmanChartered/ Atlanta University Center Wide Caribbean American Students Association, a Dean’s Scholar, member of the Honors Program, and I was recently accepted into the prestigious UNCF Mellon Fellows Program. The program tuition is $2,850, which includes all transportation, accommodations, meals, and educa tional activities. Is it possible for you to assist me by making a contribution? Any amount would be apprephotographs, and experiences with the youth of the Virgin Islands and contributors upon my return. Please feel free to contact me at 340-344-2106, diya_1@msn.com, or hsewer@scmail.spelman.edu if you need more information. Your generous contribu tion would enable me to share in this wonderful opportunity. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support. Sincerely, Hadiya Sewer Paul E. RaymondPaul Raymond, 56, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at home. Born in Massachusetts on August 4, 1953, Paul was the son of Edward Raymond and Margaret (Avery) Raymond. He graduated from Smith Vocational High School in 1971. Paul started his own auto repair business in Northampton, MA in 1978. He worked there until he moved to St. John in 2005 where he continued his trade. When he wasn’t working on to offer a hand to anyone who needed it, whether it was for pig also offered the use of his services and those of his dingy “Make other boating events. Once a long-time fan of hunting and snowmobiling, Paul gladly gave up the cold weather round warmth of St. John. Paul was a well loved son, husband, brother and father, as well as a great friend. He leaves his beloved wife of 37 years Debby (Damon) Raymond. His two children, Daniel and his wife Jen, and Amy. His mother Mar garet, his sisters Gail and Beth and brother Mark. As well as several nieces and nephews. All of Paul’s relatives are from MA. Memorial services will be scheduled and announced at a later date. Obituary Oquendo Vying for CrownContinued from Page 7 Weekly Crime Stoppers USVICrime Stoppers is asking the community’s help to solve the following crime. Anyone who knows something, please report it — even information that what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. Police are requesting the public’s assistance with a bur glary on the night of March 26 in the area of the VITRAN OfWorks yard. The suspect(s) entered the building, broke into a safe and removed cash.

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“If people in the neighborhood are fooled by someone who says they are going to put in a convenience store and they put in a bar, then I just have to say to the people that I have warned and warned and warned again, and there comes a point where I have to say, ‘caveat emptor: let the neighbors beware.’”St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 17 Friday, March 26 12:05 p.m. An Estate Powerboyd Plantation resident r/ someone trespassing on her property. Police assistance. 12:56 p.m. An Estate Freeman’s Ground resident r/ a D.O.A. D.O.A. 1:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that she left her necklace and cash in the area of Cruz Bay. Lost items. 1:30 p.m. A citizen p/ requesting assistance getting to his residence. Police assistance. Saturday, March 27 8:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that someone stole his motorbike from the area near Santo’s Laundry. 12:15 p.m. Unit 74B recovered a stolen vehicle in the area of the Lumber Yard. 5:04 p.m. Citizen r/ a nonresponsive male in the area of tance. Sunday, March 28 4:04 a.m. A citizen r/ his backpack missing from the area of Cinnamon Bay Campground. Petit larceny. 9:20 a.m. A visitor from New Hampshire r/ a grand lar ceny in Coral Bay. Grand lar ceny. 11:45 a.m .A visitor from Maine r/ that she lost her iden12:15 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident r/ he was threat ened by a male. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, March 29 6:49 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 11:55 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/requesting police assistance. 6:00 p.m. A citizen p/r a disturbance in the area of Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. T uesday, March 30 11:28 a.m. A citizen r/ a collision in the Lumber Yard parking lot. Auto accident. 3:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 5:02 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance in Cruz Bay. Police assistance. 5:40 p.m. A George Simmonds Terrace resident r/ a burglary in the third. Burglary in the third. W ednesday, March 31 6:28 p.m. Badge #90 p/ with one Malik Cheatham under citizen’s arrest and charged with petit larceny. An employee of Cruz Bay Pizza r/ that he stole money from the business. Bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court. Thursday, April 1 12:53 a.m. An Estate Powerboyd resident c/requesting police assistance. Disturbance of the peace. 10:15 a.m. A citizen c/requesting assistance to retrieve his money. Police assistance. 10:30 a.m. A Coral Bay resident r/ that he was threat ened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 4:37 p.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident p/r that he lost his cellphone. Lost cellphone. 6:26 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that he was assaulted by a male on 3/24/10. Simple assault and battery, D.V. 4:54 p.m. A citizen c/r individuals drag racing in the area of Coral Bay. Police assistance. Friday, April 2 2:22 a.m. Central Dispatch r/ an auto accident in Estate Enighed. Auto accident.Emergency Land Line: 911 Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110 Police Dept: 340-693-8880 Fire Station: 340-776-6333 Neighboring property owners expressed concerns at the Smiths’ 2005 hearing before the Department of Planning and Natural Resources that they had not Brian Smith did not wish to discuss his change of plans since the rezoning with St. John Tradewinds. Although the Estate Adrian property of Gershwain Sprauve, which was recently rezoned from R2 to R4, ing was approved, Sprauve is adamant that he will new zoning will not be abused. Sprauve sought his rezoning to change an existing building on his property from two four-bedroom short-term rental units to four two-bedroom longterm rental apartments, which he has now listed for sale individually as condos. “Although the zoning I have allows me to expand more, it’s highly unlikely to ever happen,” said that property.” Not all property owners act immediately once their rezoning is approved. Guilderoy Sprauve, whose Estate Adrian property was rezoned in 2004 from R1 to B3 so he could build a shopping center, has yet to follow through with his plans. The economic downturn and unwillingness of has halted Sprauve’s progress, and in the meantime, he’s considering different alternatives. “A couple of things are on the table like a gas stabe viable for us, and then we’ll make a decision.” Sprauve is keeping his neighbors apprised of his progress at every step, he continued. “I’ve always kept the concerns of surrounding property owners in mind,” said Sprauve. “I periodi cally go to St. John and follow up with them, and we always run by them what we’re planning on doing, especially the property owner directly bordering us. We’re very, very conscious of their thoughts and how they feel, and we try to work around that.” The consideration of neighboring property owners is one of the biggest reasons that Barshinger dislikes rezonings, he explained. “Everybody buys their property knowing the zoning of the surrounding neighborhood,” said Barshinger. “The only time I seem to think a rezoning is appropriate is if everybody in the neighborhood decides there should be a new deal, and that means everybody.” “If people in the neighborhood are fooled by someone who says they are going to put in a convenience to the people that I have warned and warned and warned again, and there comes a point where I have to say, ‘caveat emptor: let the neighbors beware,’” Barshinger said. The power of a zoning change was realized by developers of the luxury condominium development Sirenusa, who were allegedly willing to pay for their new zoning designation, according to Barshinger. “Sirenusa was the poster child for bad rezoning,” said the senator at large. “They came to me and said, probably happening if they have any kind of worldly knowledge.” Barshinger is a proponent of zoning variances, which allow a property owner to use their property in a way that is not outlined in that property’s zoning, without changing the zoning entirely and opening the possibility for hundreds of new uses. A use variance, however, is not always appropriate, according to the DPNR’s Director of Comprehensive “A Legislative use variance would not address dimensional issues, such as the exceptional narrowness, shallowness, topographic conditions, shape or substandard size of property, or other extraordinary situations or conditions,” said Emanuel. Essentially, while a variance would allow one to construct a four-unit apartment building on an R1zoned property, the building would still be required to meet all other restrictions set forth in the R1 zoning designation. Gershwain Sprauve, whose four two-bedroom units are now for sale, was unhappy with the rezoning process, but felt he had no other option, he explained. “There is really no sort of recourse for landowners to come up with something that makes sense in terms of zoning,” said Sprauve. “I had no choice but to seek the change, although it is not necessarily what I wanted. We really need to examine the laws on the books.” Barshinger agrees that a different approach needs to be taken, and hopes a move toward more localized government is the answer. “I think spot zoning on part of the Senate is a responsibility we should not have,” he said. “It should be done locally, and as we move toward more local government, it will be a natural evolution. There is no right — zero — to a rezoning.”Rezoning in Virgin Islands Called “Dangerous”Continued from Page 3

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18 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 ONE FOR THE BROOKSACROSS song) when the store is out of players Ecuador dawn response DOWN 2 Tar’s paddle ing drinks Virginia co. PREMIER Crossword W ednesday, April 7 The V.I. Port Authority will go before the St. John Costal Zone Management Committee on Wednesday, April 7, at noon at the St. John Legislature to seek a permit for the paving of the area inside Enighed Pond where cars currently line up to wait for the barge for the storage of trailers. Friday, April 9 HOPE Inc. is hosting a skills building seminar titled “Equipping Parents with Knowledge” on Friday, April 9, at the Gifft Hill School great room at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, April 10 — The Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take place on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort. — The Annual Wilbur “Bill” LaMotta Community Service Awards will be at St. Peter Greathouse on St. Thomas Saturday evening, April 10. The evening kicks off with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the banquet and awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11 Fry Festival on Sunday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school’s John’s Folly Learning Institute location. Monday, April 12 The Coral Bay Community Council will be hosting a commu nity forum with Stuart Smith, DPNR’s new St. John planner, on April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the John’s Folly Learning Institute. T uesday, April 13 — Friends of VINP have rescheduled the Fish ID Sail seminar for Tuesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conduct ing hearings on the application of Choice Communications, LLC to be designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the U. S. Virgin Islands. On St. John the hearing will be on Tuesday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Cruz Bay legislature building. 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, April 5-11, 2010 19 Commerical: Retail/Ofce/Storage 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 or OFF ICE 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: 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 Employment Employment Dominica, Southeast, Boetica. Spectacular oceanview, facing east. 16.5 acres of cultivated farmland and virgin for est. Concrete road access to and along property, $189,000. 5.2 abutting acres $79,000. Call Tina Alexander 767-449-8593. House trade Raleigh NC area, $700’s. On lake in gated community, in upgrades, swimming pool, boat house, several decks and dock, low taxes and POA fees, Near best hospitals/ Duke etc., Call 919-6083640 Real Estate/For Sale by Owner TOO MUCH STUFF?? We have storage spaces Big and Small. Give us a call. 776-6455 THE MARKETPLACE SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: One bedroom/one bath $1100.00; One bedroom/ one bath/w/d $1200.00; Three bedroom/2 bath/ w/d $1700.00 Coral Bay: One bed/ 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 Long Term Fully Furnished Coral Bay Newer 2 Bed 2 Bath A/C W/D $1800/mth Ron 715-853-9696 Two Bedroom in Bethany. One Bedroom furnished in Contant. 340-690-1104 SUZUKI ISLAND CAR FOR SALE: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Richard 340 642-5358 Autos House Trade 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. Commercial Morbark W ood Chipper: 33hrs total time, Cat diesel, selfcontained. Ready to clear lots large & small. $17,500 new + $1,650 shppg. $10,500. (340) 779-4445 Upscale Gift Hill apart ment, 2Br, 2 Bth, pool, laundry, good parking. 693-9155 or 315-286-9194 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 town. Call Gertrude at 776-6994. Leave message if necessary. Items For Sale ST. JOHN TRADEWINDS Subscriptions – $70/yearCall 340-776-649 and start your subscription today! We Accept VISA & MasterCard For Rent Contractors Wanted. The V.I.RC&D and CBCC are currently preparing designs and bid packages for pormonths. Contractors to who are interested in bidding on the construction of roadside storm water management devices including paving, culverts, detention basins are invited to contact Greg Miller PM, VI RC&D at 7766770 or Coral Bay Community Council at 776-2099 for with Federal procurement regulations and encourages small businesses, minority owned businesses and women owned business to participate in this work. HELP WANTED: Busy Villa Property Management Company seeks a hands-on guest services assistant with some maintenance skills. Part time may lead to Full time. References required. Must have vehicle and cell phone. Send resumes to usvivillas@aol.com. Charter Boat going out of business sale: snorkel gear, cellular credit card processor, power tools, big boat gear, 1”nylon line,lots more. Call 998 5406 1999 15-person Ford taxi bus for sale. Great condition. Asking $7,000. Call 777-7475, 626-3095 or 626-6204.

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20 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 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 00831ArchitectureCrane, 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 00831BankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaBeauty Lounge Salon & Spa Located in Mongoose Junction W estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904Building ProductsSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceHealthSt. John Eye Care 779-2020 27 years serving Virgin Islanders Dr. Craig Friedenberg InsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.com Phone 776-6403 www.viebcserve.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 ManagerReal 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 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 7 Days a Week 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 JunctionServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory 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 TRADEWINDSST . JOHN The Community Newspaper Since 1972 tel 340-776-6496 e-mail info@tradewinds.vi fax 340-693-8885 website stjohnnews.comCelebrating 38 Years

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St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 21 Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John’ s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w . c a r i b b e a n v i l l a . c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O . EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDSOfce: 340 714 5808 Cell: 340 642 5995www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com DH@DH. ISLA VISTAExceptional 5 bedrm, 4.5 bath Gated Villa atop Caneel Hill. Seller is Licensed Real Estate Broker.VILLALLUREImpressive 5 bedrm, 7 bath European Style Villa in Coral Bay Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker DebbieHayes-TW 12.21.09.indd 1 12/14/09 10:21:42 PM ST. JOHN TRADEWINDS SUBSCRIPTIONSCall 340-776-6496 We Accept VISA or MasterCard 14th Annual Ruby Rutnik Softball Tourneynity wanted to do something in Ruby’s name so they said, ‘let’s have a softball tournament.’ We were in a blur that tions.” “Not only did the community gather around it, but the family did too,” said Rutnik. “It was not leaving behind a bad memory, but was putting new life into Ruby’s memory.” Through the sponsorship of innings and games and additional donations, the Rutniks collect funds for four annual scholarships. The tournament’s winning team, takes home one scholarship for their school, who does not have to be a softball player. Two two-year renewable scholarships are awarded to St. John girls in good academic standing who are enrolled in or accepted to schools of higher education. A fourth scholarship is awarded to a student attending or wishing to attend the lower school at Gifft Hill School. Except for the winning tournament team, the scholarships are both needs and merit-based. After this current cycle, the Rutniks will have awarded about $110,000 in scholarships to more than 24 girls over 14 years. In addition to the scholarship fundraiser, Love City Pan Dragons work the concessions stand at the tournament to raise funds for the youth steel orchestra. “We can’t thank the Pan Dragons team of parents and supporters who work so hard having the concessions,” said Cook-Rutnik. “It’s such an impor tant component and they do it very efcommunity’s support for 14 straight years and several people in particular are always ready to lend a hand, CookRutnik added. ates the artwork and Elliott Hooper at Tall Ship Trading always comes through with the shirts for us,” she said. “We have so many people who have contributed for 14 years straight. By now we have a pretty well-oiled machine and a very receptive audience and that is what has made it work.” Ruby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship applications are now available at Connections. The deadline for submission is May 15. Continued from Page 5

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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 LISTINGSLUMINARIA – Luxurious ridge-top villa w/incredible views of the North shore & down island. Lg. pool w/wa terfall, 3 bd/bath suites, garage, gated entry, beautiful furnishings & landscaping. $2,495,000. Adjoining parcel also available VILLA ROMANCE – A brand new, luxury, villa built to the highest quality & craftsmanship. This well-designed villa provides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. The gated en try leads to the heart of the villa, overlooking the 30 ft. pool, with a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral ooring, fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, & romantic gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000 . A BEST BUY! – Well built, poured concrete cottage with lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile oors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters, at lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future garage & expansion. Only $349,000. CHRISTY ANN – New rental villa in upscale neighbor hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance fea tures. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20’ vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for ex pansion. $1,595,000. PERELANDRA – Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely pool set in lush gardens. A good buy at $1,050,000. CHOCOLATE HOLE –Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home with carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86 acre lot with panoramic views. End of the road privacy. $975,00. CALYPSO del SOL – Very successful rental villa w/ excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James islands. Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms / 3 baths, large screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000. NAUTILUS – Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Ma ria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa w/large wraparound veranda, spa, sunrise to sunset views, 1.09 acre, tile roof, circular drive. $1,495,000. SEASCAPE – Fantastic location on Bovovoap Pt! Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate caretaker’s cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy. $1,200,000. AURORA – Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on Contant Pt. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz Bay to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000. WATERFRONT WITH DOCK – Concrete 3 bd/2 bath home, on large, at 1 ac.at lot, with direct access the bay at your door step. Now only $980,000. CHEZ SHELL – Charming 3 bd / 3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully decorated, & maintained rental villa has mar ble oors, A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent oor plan. $1,295,000. PLUMB GUT – 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage. Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000 TESSERACT – Popular 3 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/ fantastic lap pool & panoramic views from Hart Bay to St. Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple decks, privacy & extensive landscaping. $1,200,000. STONE HOUSE – Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000. BOATMAN POINT – Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding neighborhood. $2,795,000. WINDSONG – Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cottage, situated on a 1ac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000 GOLDEN DRAGON – Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, innity pool, multi patios & decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.CBR CONDO LISTINGSBETHANY CONDO – Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2 bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000. GALLOWS POINT CONDO – Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable beach, hotel amenities. $695K. SELENE’S – Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/ rental or business. Terric views. Reduced to $399K!CBR LAND LISTINGSCANEEL HILL – Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K. DITLEFF POINT – Extraordinary sites on magnicent peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000. KLEIN BAY – Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K . WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY – Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000. CRUZ BAY TOWN – Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K. CHOCOLATE HOLE – Water views, ac. $299K & $379K. GLUCKSBERG – Gentle grade, ac., lg. trees. $130 K. PT. RENDEZVOUS – Outstanding views. $325K & $415K. LEINSTER BAY – 2 lots on Johnny Horn Trail. $225K & $329K. ZOOTENVAAL – Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K. GREAT CRUZ BAY – 1.05 acre site w/fantastic har bor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000. FLANAGAN’S PASSAGE – 2 beautiful sites. $299K–$350K. ESTATE FISH BAY – Many parcels to choose from, start ing at $150K. Call US for a complete list. ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS – Time to buy. Affordable lots, with water views, $88k and up.CBR BUSINESS LISTINGSFABRIC MILL – Very successful clothing business, es tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inventory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000. BORDEAUX MT. – Family home with three bedroom/two baths and large covered porch with plenty of room to expand on the gentle acre site. Bay rum trees abound on this lush parcel. Take advantage of all the benets of buying a Force 10 home. $575,000 . CONTRACTED

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CONDOS . HOMES . LAND . FRACTIONALS . COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE:WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US.“The Company that gives back to St. John” WATERFRONT “PRESIDIO DEL MAR” on Peter Bay Point, has private path to pristine beach. Spectacular new, gated estate on 1.63 acres with exceptional privacy, surrounded by 645’ shoreline and National Park waters. “OCEAN PALM VILLA” BEACHFRONT (6x6) new gated estate in John’s Folly with mesmerizing views, 2 pools, every amenity conceivable in gated luxury enclave. BEACHFRONT “LIME TREE BAY” HAS WHITE SAND BEACH! East End 5 bedroom stone & masonry home, 490’ shoreline, zoned R-2, no restrictions. Gor geous water views! “ THE GATE HOUSE” a 2 bdrm, exquisite villa in Peter Bay Estates. Large lot gives great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans available for expansion. Incredible Value! “ THE DOME HOUSE” situated on 2.5 acres offers breathtaking views from this end of the road location in esteemed Estate Chocolate Hole. A unique design built to endure the best and worst nature has to offer! “ CARIBBEAN COVE VILLA” Private, swimmable pocket beach and big views across pristine Hur ricane Hole to Tortola at this 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath villa! Possible boat mooring in front of home! $32,000,000 DVD “ SEA TURTLE VILLA” is a contemporary Skytop home with amazing water views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. Great vacation villa or island home! UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR 3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental potential. “ PELICAN’S PERCH” a charming, gated masonry & stone West Indian style (3x2) villa features bi-level covered and open decks over looking a pool, plus a separate 1x1 guest cottage. Fabulous south shore water views! “ SEAVIEW” vacation villa. Charming 4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent condition with large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole with deeded rights to two nearby beaches. “TREE HOUSE” offers spectacular views from Upper Carolina’s ridge top. This gentle parcel features a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home which is bordered by National Park. UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 – Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay & beaches. $1,390,000 $1,150,000 $2,395,000 $3,250,000 $650,000 $797,500 $1,295,000 $1,500,000 DVD $1,799,000 Almost 5 ac. $3,500,000 or 4.1 ac. $3,000,00 DVD Call for details DVD OFFERS ENCOURAGED OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home. Magnicent views and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1 month ownerships from $69,000. WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES: Own a week, a month, or more & enjoy all the resort amenities! Most unit sizes and weeks available. Priced from $5,000. “MILL VISTA – CAROLINA” Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 “EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL” Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 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!

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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 St. John TradewindsLove City Home & Garden Center: From Centerline to Coral Bay New Island Businesses Open Across St. John St. John TradewindsOwen’s Place: and icy cold drinks. St. John TradewindsNew Hot Dog Stand: