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April 19-25, 2010
Copyright 2010


ST. JOHN


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


St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Adam Lynch


Cutline: (L to R) CBCC president Sharon Coldren, Attorney William Blum, VIRCD president Diane Capeheart,
GBS teacher Brenda Brown, Governor John deJongh, NOAA's Samuel Rauch, Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner
Louis Petersen and Dept. of Pulic Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls with the GBS third grade class.


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Armed with a $1.4 million grant from the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis-
tration, the Coral Bay Community Council is
set to stem the tide of storm water runoff.
Plumes of runoff that turn Coral Bay har-


bor a murky brown during rains will soon be
a thing of the past thanks to a coordinated
effort between VI. Resources Conservation
and Development Council, CBCC, NOAA
and several other local and federal agencies.
Governor John deJongh was among the
local dignitaries who gathered at the Coral


Bay Department of Agriculture Station on
Wednesday morning, April 14, to celebrate
the official ground breaking of the Coral Bay
watershed stabilization project.
CBCC's $1.4 million is a portion of the to-
tal $2.78 million granted by NOAA to the ter-
Continued on Page 2


STUDENT

STABBING

SHOCKS

SPRAUVE

SCHOOL
Page 3
170 Acres of
Marsh Estate
Is Proposed
for V.I. Park
Page 5
Gov. deJongh
Approves Grande
Bay and Enighed
Pond Rezonings
Page 6
Annual JESS Gala
Raises $50,000
Page 7
Friends of VINP
Hosting Earth Day
Events on April 23
Page 4


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VIRCD, NOAA and CBCC Officially


Launch Watershed Restoration Project


Continued from Page One
ritory for three separate projects.
The projects were all born from
the federal government. In Feb-
ruary 2009, NOAA was awarded
$167 million from the American
Reinvestment and Recovery Act to
restore coastal habitats and create
jobs.
Estate Fish Bay Homeown-
ers Association and CBCC joined
forces with VIRCD, Department of
Planning and Natural Resources,
the Nature Conservancy and the
University of the Virgin Islands to
compete for a portion of NOAA's
federal stimulus funds.
The Virgin Islands projects were
one of only 50 projects selected out
of more than 800 proposals sub-
mitted to NOAA. In addition to the
Coral Bay projects, NOAA's $2.78
million grant to the territory will
be used for Estate Fish Bay road
work and repairing a watershed at
East End Bay on St. Croix.
The Estate Fish Bay work com-
menced several months ago and
crews should be finished paving
roads and installing swales and
other storm water retention devic-
es within the next few weeks.
The $1.4 million grant be-
ing implemented by CBCC will
cover the cost of 18 different proj-
ects in six sub-watersheds in the
Coral Bay area. Concern for the
watershed and impacts of runoff
- evident during rains when the
bay turns brown from sediment -
have been important to" to "have


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch


CBCC president Sharon Coldren shared details of the
group's ambitious watershed restoration project being
funded by NOAA.


been on the mids of residents for
years.
When the 200-member CBCC
was formed in 2003, the group
hosted a series of visioningg" ses-
sions to get an idea of the issues
residents deemed important, ex-
plained CBCC president Sharon
Coldren.
"We asked our members the
most important issues to them and
storm water runoff and protec-
tion of the environment were their
biggest concerns," said Coldren.


"CBCC has been committed to
this ever since. We began to look
for ways to address these concerns
with both local and federal agen-
cies."
With a $300,000 grant from the
Environmental Protection Agency,
the group was able to hire a storm
water engineer and aggressively
pursue a portion of NOAA's stim-
ulus funds.
VIRCD president Diane Cape-
heart was proud of her organi-
Continued on Page 17


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Hugs V.I. Hosting St. John Support

Meeting April 22 at Sprauve School
Hugs V.I. is hosting a meeting for St. John parents who have
children with special needs or children who receive or qualify for
services (speech, occupational and physical therapy, etc) from the
public school system, including those who are home schooled, on
Thursday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve
School cafeteria
Child care will be provided and items on the agenda include:
satisfaction of instruction and services provided by the Department
of Special Education; discussions for IEP advocacy; and parental
satisfaction of child's diagnosis and services provided.
Please join Hugs VI. as it unites St. John parents to advocate for
children with special needs.
Hugs V.I. is a St Thomas/St John parent support group for par-
ents and caregivers of individuals with special needs. For more de-
tails check out www.hugs-vi.org, or call 244-9568 or 690-2540.

Del. Christiansen To Speak at JFLI's

14th Anniversary Celebration April 24
The John's Folly Learning Institute will celebrate its 14th an-
niversary on Saturday, April 24, with a ceremony starting at 11:30
a.m. at the school. The guest speaker will be Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen and food and refreshments will be available
after the program.

Beach-to-Beach Practice Swims Set
Join Friends of V.I. National Park on Sunday, May 2, and Sun-
day, May 16, both at 8:30 a.m. for practice swims before the big
race, which is on Sunday, May 30.
Meet at Maho Bay beach at 8:30 a.m. and swim the short course
portion of the race to Cinnamon (approximately 1 mile). Swim as-
sisted with fins, mask, snorkel or swim unassisted, just come
swim! Safety boats will be in the water for support.
To register for the swim go to www.friendsvinp.org/swim.

Parent University Classes Continue

To Help Children Succeed in School
Parents on the island of St. John still have a chance to learn
more about how to help their children succeed in school and in
the community as students in session III of the district's Parent
University Program.
Classes began on Tuesday, April 13, at the Julius E. Sprauve
School at 6 p.m. and will also be hosted on Tuesday and Wednes-
day for the next two weeks.
"We are pleased to bring the Parent University Program to the
St. John community," said St. Thomas/St. John Superintendent Jea-
nette Smith-Barry. "The program is open to all parents and about
the parents. We look forward to the St. John community coming
out to support the initiative and our children."
The series of classes being offered include: developing a win-
ning attitude in your children; learn it! free summer enrichment
program for elementary students; understanding how schools
work and more. Transportation, child care and refreshments will
be provided each evening.
For more details call Richardson at 775-2250, ext. 8530.

Crime Victims' Rights Event April 22
there will be a candlelight vigil in Cruz Bay's Frank Powell
Park from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate Crime Victims' Rights Week
from April 18 to the 24. For more details, call 713-1612.


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Stabbing Shocks Julius E. Sprauve School Staff and Students


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Julius E. Sprauve School stu-
dents, parents and faculty were
reeling last week in the aftermath
of the worst violence the Cruz
Bay public elementary and middle
school has ever seen.
A 14-year-old JESS student
from St. John was stabbed on the
left side of his upper torso by a
16-year-old JESS student from
St. Thomas around 10:30 a.m. at
the school on Thursday morning,
April 8.
A fellow JESS student, a
15-year-old from St. John, brought
the switchblade used in the attack
to school and was also involved
with the stabbing, according to
information from the VI. Police
Department.
The 14-year-old victim was
treated and released from Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health
Center and was recovering from
his injuries last week, according to
JESS principal Mario Francis.
"The student, while not back to
school yet, has recuperated," said
Francis. "His injuries were not life
threatening."
Both students involved with the
incident were arrested and now,
in addition to facing serious pun-
ishment from the Department of
Education and JESS, the two teens


"We knew he was violent from why he was put in our school," said the
employee. "This is not a surprise."


"I think the administration doesn't want the superintendent to know
we have a lot of problems at the school," said the JESS faculty member.
"This is not just one problem it's an ongoing problem."

Anonymous Julius E. Sprauve School faculty members


face criminal charges as well.
The 16-year-old St. Thomas
resident was charged with third-
degree assault and possession of a
dangerous weapon. The 15-year-
old St. John resident was charged
with possession of a dangerous
weapon and aiding and abetting
in connection with the stabbing,
according to VIPD spokesperson
Melody Rames.
Both teens were placed in the
custody of the Youth Rehabilita-
tion Center on St. Croix as they
await trial. They were also both
suspended from JESS for 10 days
and will face the Department of
Education's district superintendent
in an expulsion hearing before
their suspensions are finished.
Violence like this was previ-
ously unknown on the Cruz Bay
school's campus, which is home
to 230 students in kindergarten


through ninth grades, according to
Francis.
"Nothing like this has every
happened in my tenure," said Fran-
cis, who has been at the school
for seven years. "This is not at all
common for our school."
While Francis said the incident
was an isolated act, several JESS
faculty members, speaking on
condition of anonymity, were not
surprised with the violent attack at
the once quiet public school.
"There are a lot of things going
on at that school," said one JESS
faculty member. "This is not the
first incident with a knife either. A
seventh grader brought one in to
school and it was taken away by
another student."
Recent reports of gang activ-
ity at JESS have also gone unre-
ported, according to another staff
member.


"We've had gang experts in here
talking to parents and teachers and
telling them they see gang signs at
the school, but no one does any-
thing about it," said the JESS staff
member. "It seems people are just
ignoring these things."
This is not the first time the St.
Thomas teen who stabbed the vic-
tim, has been violent in school, ac-
cording to the staff member.
The St. Thomas student was
transferred to JESS last year after
he was involved with an assault on
a student at his former school, Ber-
tha C. Boschulte, according to the
JESS employee.
When the 16-year-old from
Smith Bay was transferred to St.
John, parents were upset and host-
ed a meeting at the school, but did
not have the administration's back-
ing, explained the staff member.
"We knew he was violent from


HUNDREDS GATHER TO HEAR ABOUT ST. JOHN PROPERTY TAXES

As the years-long property
tax quagmire in the Virgin
Islands continues, the V.I.
Unity Day Group hosted
a rally in the Winston
Wells ball park on Monday
evening, April 12, where
residents had some
questions answered and
vented frustration with the
government's real property
tax revaluation results. The
government recently issued
the first property taxes in
several years at 1998 levels,
as it continues legal disputes
over the revaluations that
were completed in 2008.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tropcial Focus


why he was put in our school,"
said the employee. "This is not a
surprise."
"I think the administration
doesn't want the superintendent to
know we have a lot of problems at
the school," said the JESS faculty
member. "This is not just one prob-
lem it's an ongoing problem."
Whether or not signs of vio-
lence were looming at JESS, the
faculty and student body pulled
together last week in the wake of
the incident.
"The entire school community
has been impacted by this because
it was the first time," said Fran-
cis. "Although it wasn't a severe
wound, when we hear the word
'stabbing' our minds conjure up
the worst case scenario. It has re-
ally impacted us."
Francis organized a school-
wide assembly on Friday, April 9,
to discuss the matter and made a
child psychologist available to the
student body, he explained.
"I have spoken with our stu-
dent body and we had our child
psychologist and our nurse talk-
ing with the children," said the
JESS principal. "We are rallying
together."
To avoid future violence, Fran-
cis planned to initiate random
searches of students and amp up
the school's conflict resolution.




INDEX

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



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Friends of VINP

Hosting Earth Day

2010 Events April 23

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. National Park and Friends of VINP are ex-
cited to announce this year's Earth Day events,
which include the 2010 Earth Day Environmental
Fair on Friday, April 23.
This year the fair will be hosted once again at
the VINP ball field in Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. This year Friends is also hosting a marine
component to the Earth Day Fair called Reef Fest,
on Saturday April 24.
Reef Fest will coincide with the 40th Anniver-
sary of the Earth Day celebration as St. John youth
and their families spend an educational fun day at
Hawksnest Beach from noon to 5 p.m.
Friends' goal in hostingboth events is to educate,
inform and inspire V.I. youth and the community
on the importance of preserving and protecting the
environment. Both events are free and open to the
public and all St. John schools are invited.
Last year more than 700 St. John students at-
tended the Earth Day Fair and Friends anticipates
more than 200 participants at Reef Fest.
Island-wide beach clean-ups will also be hap-
pening throughout the week. Participants of the
Friends' Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program are asked
to remove debris from their adopted beach/trail
as part of the island-wide cleanup. The Adopt-A-
Beach/Trail program encourages volunteer groups
to adopt a site and become responsible for keeping
it clean.
Volunteers are needed to help make these events
successful. Those interested in volunteering for
Earth Day or Reef Fest should contact Audrey
Penn at 779-4940.


Residents Ready To Work on Land Use, Zoning Maps


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay residents will have the
chance to weigh in on a model land use
plan for the area and upcoming chang-
es slated for the territory-wide subdivi-
sion codes, Department of Planning and
Natural Resources officials announced
last week.
The need for planned development
took center stage at a Coral Bay Com-
munity Council forum on Monday
evening, April 14, at the John's Folly
Learning Institute, which featured DP-
NR's Coastal and Comprehensive Zone
Planning director Marjorie Emmanuel
and DPNR's St. John Principle Planner
Stuart Smith.
"We at DPNR have contracted with
Rutgers University to undertake a re-
vision of our current code," said Em-
manuel. "They did an assessment of
our subdivision codes and their find-
ings indicated that we needed to do
a major overhaul of the current code.
Now we're finalizing a contract with
Rutgers to have the lead team here late
next month to start revising the code."
"The zoning maps will be updated as
part of this as well," said Emmanuel.
DPNR will be asking residents on
all three islands with knowledge of the
subdivision code to join technical advi-
sory committees, Emmanuel added.
"We will pull together three groups,
one on St. John, one on St. Thomas and
one on St. Croix, to be technical advi-
sors," she said. "We'll be looking for
eight to 10 people on each island who
have knowledge of the code or work


with the code."
CZZP officials believe the process
will span about 18 months and will be
the first step toward overhauling the
entire code and zoning maps, Emman-
uel added.
"This is the first step in the process
of revising the code which is a massive
undertaking," she said. "The first step
is fixing some glaring problems and
the next step in the process will be to
create a new document or take another
look at the old document."
Coral Bay residents at the CBCC
meeting also had a chance to hear from
St. John Planner Stuart Smith, who was
recently hired by DPNR, but has long
dreamed of life in the islands.
"I've wanted to live here since I was
five years old," said Smith. "When
I was a child, I was lucky enough to
spend most of my family vacations in
the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
I fell in love with the islands and the
people."
While Smith's background in North
Carolina seems like a far cry from local
building concerns, he had to deal with
steep slopes and costal development as
a planner in the private sector.
"Up in the mountains we dealt with
a lot of steep slope building and then I
moved to the coast where I went into
development and planning for the pri-
vate sector," Smith said. "For the last
three years I dealt with coastal devel-
opment like marinas and pump out fa-
cilities. I didn't come away with all the
answers, but I did come away with the
tools to try to find the answers."


St. John residents should take advan-
tage of upcoming opportunities to have
their voices heard as DPNR hosts pub-
lic hearings to creates rules and regu-
lations overseeing telecommunications
and wind energy.
"These meetings are a great opportu-
nity for you to have your voice heard,"
said Smith. "These meetings really are
going to pay off in the future."
With its relatively small scale devel-
opment, Coral Bay presents an oppor-
tunity for planned growth, according to
resident Carol Beckowitz.
"We have an opportunity in Coral
Bay to do a good job," said Beckowitz.
"I hope as we move forward to have
more creative input in these zoning ar-
eas. Just because they are there, doesn't
mean they are right."
"We have to think about the future
and schools, churches, public space,
gardens and pedestrian traffic use,"
Beckowitz said.
DPNR has considered those con-
cerns, Emmanuel explained. With the
community's support, the department
is hoping to shift the decision power
for zoning use from the V.I. Legislature
to planning boards on all three islands,
according to the CZZP director.
"The revised code will have to be
approved by the legislature," said Em-
manuel. "So if you want to make that
change from legislature decisions to
planning board decisions, the public
will have to be forceful in its opinion.
The public needs to make its voice
heard if that is the direction you want
to go in."


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The Egbert Marsh Estate's 170 acre parcel of land constitutes much of the Coral Bay
valley, above.


Major Portion of Coral Bay, Marsh

Estate Proposed as Territorial Park


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Residents at the Coral Bay
Community Council's official
ground breaking ceremony for its
watershed restoration projects (see
related story on Cover Page), de-
lighted in the news Attorney Wil-
liam Blum shared with the crowd.
Blum was on hand for the event
as a representative of the Egbert
Marsh Trust, the owners of a 170-
acre parcel which is a majorportion
of the Coral Bay valley. Instead of
wanting to develop the property,
Egbert Marsh's grandson, Sheldon
Marsh, hopes to sell it to the V.I.
Government to create a public ter-
ritorial park, Blum announced at
the groundbreaking ceremony.
"It is hoped that the govern-
ment will acquire this historically
significant property to make it into
a very special park for the people
of the Virgin Islands," said Blum.
The parcel of land stretches
from the north side of King Hill
Road on the valley floor all the
way to Ajax Peak on Centerline
Road and includes extensive ruins
from the former plantation includ-
ing a great house, mill and cem-
etery.
It was the cultural significance
of the land which prompted Shel-
don Marsh, to try to protect the area
from a bulldozer, he explained.
"Since I was a little kid I have
always wanted to protect those ru-
ins," said Marsh. "There are two
sugar mills in there, horse mills,


slaughtering buildings from when
it was a cattle farm, the great house
is still there and there is a ceme-
tery there from the Germans who
owned the property in the 1880s
before my family owned it."
Marsh, who lives in Connecti-
cut, has been working with federal
and territorial agencies on the park
plan for about two years now. Un-
der the current plan for the area,
Marsh is trying to secure matching
funds to make the parcel easier for
the local government to acquire.
The current asking price on the
table is $12 million, 75 percent of
which would be paid under the
plan by a grant from the Wash-
ington, D.C.-based Forest Legacy,
Marsh explained.
That would leave the VI. Gov-
ernment with only having to foot
25 percent of the bill for the prop-
erty, or less if local funds are se-
cured to drive the price down even
further, Marsh added.
"The government is looking
now to try to figure out a way to
get more local matching funds for
the parcel," he said. "We're also
working with the Forest Service of
the Virgin Islands on this project."
Marsh is not in the position
to simply hand the deed over the
government, but hopes the match-
ing fund arrangement will result in
a positive outcome for the Egbert
Marsh Trust, the VI. Government
and the people of the Virgin Is-
lands.
"It's a double-edged sword,"


said Marsh. "We're not Rockefell-
ers we can't just give this away.
But we wanted to balance conser-
vation with making the Trust vi-
able."
The first step toward creating
the park will be a mandated ap-
praisal of the area by the federal
government. If all goes according
to plan which is by no means
certain the area could be turned
into a territorial park by the end of
the year, according to Marsh.
"The grant should be announced
by the end of the year," said Marsh.
"But if the federal government de-
cides not to award the funds all at
one time, that will be a delay of at
least a year. But I'm optimistic that
we'll realize this as a park within
a year or so.
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger has been working with
the Egbert Marsh Trust and Attor-
ney Blum for months to help on
the local government side of the
plan.
"This is not just some junk land
that they are looking to get rid of,"
said Barshinger. "This is excellent
prime land that has amazing cul-
tural resources. These are tough
economic times and the govern-
ment can't just shell out $12 mil-
lion."
"But we've been working with
Attorney Blum for months now on
finding matching partners," said
the senator. "This is a huge oppor-
tunity for us and for future genera-
tions."


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The governor's signature last week cleared the last hurdle in the long rezoning journey
for Grande Bay, above.


Governor deJongh Approves Grande Bay


and Post Office Rezonings on St. John


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Two more St. John properties
have been forever changed thanks
to Governor John deJongh's April
7 approval of rezoning requests
for Bay Isle Associates and the
Boynes family.
A request by Bay Isle Associ-
ates, developer of the Cruz Bay
luxury condominium project
Grande Bay, to rezone its 0.26-
acre lot, 3Abc, from W-1 to R-4
was narrowly approved in March
by the VI. Legislature.
The developer sought the re-
zoning to allow proposed changes
to Grande Bay's building E, which
is currently built an empty shell.
Bay Isle initially hoped the
building would contain two dwell-
ing units, as allowed under W-l;
however, due to financial con-
straints, the developer now plans
to construct six condos in building
E three two-bedrooms units and
three one-bedrooms units.
Bay Isle's request for a variance
for the construction of an on-site
sundry shop was also approved by
the Legislature and the governor.
DeJongh said he carefully con-
sidered all comments from both
those in support of, and those
against the rezoning, as well as
Grande Bay's long history a sev-
eral years-long construction phase,
and a change of management -
when making his decision.
"It may be that if this project


commenced today, it would not
be approved, but we cannot ig-
nore that it is very much a reality,
and its completion is the best out-
come," said deJongh.
Neighboring property owner
Liza Trey, who is suing Bay Isle
for alleged zoning violations at
the Grande Bay development, was
stunned to learn that Bay Isle's re-
zoning request had been finalized.
"I will see Bay Isles et al in
court sooner than later," said Trey.
"It's amazing that in a free world,
a government does not protect
one's property rights. This is one
of the reasons my parents came to
the U.S."
Senator Craig Barshinger, who
spoke out against the rezoning at
Bay Isles' March 4 hearing before
the V.I. Legislature, was also un-
happy with the governor's approv-
al of the rezoning bill.
"I think that the rezoning was
ill-advised, because the density
of the site will be increased," said
Barshinger. "The exterior dimen-
sions of the building may not in-
crease, but the already fragile,
already strained infrastructure of
sewage and roads in Cruz Bay
will now have to accommodate a
higher density in those units. With
luxury units, people who stay there
usually weigh more heavily on our
services; they use more water and
more sewage, so I'm concerned
about that."
Barshinger asked Bay Isles at


the March 4 hearing to consider
using the currently empty building
E as a yoga studio, or to provide
more amenities for resort guests;
however, Bay Isles representatives
acknowledged the additional con-
do units were needed for financial
reasons.
"You don't have to cram paying
guests into every little nook and
cranny," said Barshinger. "But it's
all about money."
Bay Isles co-manager Elita
Kane said she was relieved the re-
zoning was approved and is look-
ing forward to finally completing
Grande Bay.
"Finishing the project means a
lot to us in proving that we'd like
to be good neighbors," said Kane.
"Everybody will be happy when
the construction is totally done.
We'll create more jobs, create
more tourism and it will just be a
very good thing for St. John."
Kane was scheduled to arrive
on St. John on Friday, April 16, to
finalize plans with Grande Bay's
contractor before moving forward
with the last phase of construc-
tion.
The Boynes family's request to
have its 7,800 square foot parcel,
located at 131 Estate Contact and
Enighed, rezoned from R-4 to B-2
for the construction of a three-story
building, with space to be leased to
the U.S. Postal Service for a new
St. John post office, passed easily
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Annual JESS Gala Garners $50,000 for Cruz Bay Public School


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
About 100 residents dressed to
the nines enjoyed a night of laugh-
ter, dining and dancing while rais-
ing serious money for the Julius E.
Sprauve School.
The 13th annual JESS gala, on
Saturday night, April 10, at Caneel
Bay Resort was themed "Build-
ing a Brighter Tomorrow by Car-
ing, Nurturing and Educating Our
Children." The event raised about
$50,000 for the St. John public
elementary and middle school, ac-
cording to JESS principal Mario
Francis.
"Right now it's abut $50,000
and counting," Francis said last
week. "We still have some folks
who customarily donate and
haven't had a chance to do so yet.
So we think that number is going
to continue to rise."
Myrah Keating Smith Commu-
nity Health Center physician Dr.
Joseph DeJames kept the crowd in
stitches as the master of ceremo-


nies for the night.
After enjoying cocktails on
the terrace, the crowd filtered in
to the beach-front dining room to
be served a first course by celeb-
rity waiters including Lieutenant
Governor Gregory Francis, Sena-
tor at Large Craig Barshinger, St.
John Administrator Leona Smith
and Caneel Bay Resort managing
director Nikolay Hotze.
While arriving a bit too late to
serve the salad course, Governor
John deJongh did attend the gala
and took time out to say hello to
many people in the crowd.
Gala attendees were impressed
with JESS students who took cen-
ter stage during the gala, the first
of whom was Aleek Thomas who
told the audience what makes his
school so special.
"The teachers really care about
you," said Thomas. "They are al-
ways after you to do well and keep
studying."
Joined by his fellow student
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A few hundred people enjoyed
the cooling breezes, beautiful
views and great food at St. John
Montessori School's fish fry fes-
tival fund raiser on Sunday af-
ternoon, April 11, at the school's
John's Folly Learning Institute
headquarters.
The school raised about $2,700
from the event, which is being
matched by the St. John non-profit
KidsFirst! which supports early
childhood education.
The afternoon included donkey
rides with Pepe and Renita from
Carolina Corral, arts and crafts,
food, refreshments, games and a
rummage sale.
The burgeoning school is now
in its second year and has about
12 students between the ages of
two-and-a-half and seven. St. John
Montessori has the capacity to
teach 26 children between the ages
of two-and-a-half and eight.
"We had a great time," said
Debra Polucci, St. John Montes-
sori director. "The crowd was ba-
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St. John resident Dax Chouiniere enjoys a donkey ride
at the St. John Montessori School's first annual fish fry
fundraiser, which netted the school approximately $2,700.
Kids participated in arts and crafts projects and decorating
cupcakes.


John. We had a great diversity of
people."
While the little ones enjoyed
fruit punch and snacks, adults at
the fund raiser were able to par-
take of St. John Brewers suds, Po-
lucci added.
"We had a lot of donors who


took care of food and drinks and so
many things," she said. "Our big-
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donated all of the food."
St. John Montessori School is
still accepting students and dona-
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Resident Discovers Suicide Victim
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A Coral Bay property owner checking on his land was shocked
to find a man hanging from a tree on an adjacent property on Tues-
day afternoon, April 13.
The incident is being handled as a suicide and VI. Police De-
partment officials did not suspect foul play.
The deceased, who was discovered on Tuesday afternoon, April
13, around 3 p.m., was a 64-year-old white male. He was found
hanging from a tree in the Lower Estate Carolina section of Coral
Bay, according to information from the V.I. Police Department.
"No foul play has been suspected," said VIPD spokesperson
Melody Rames. "The case is being treated as a suicide, but the
cause of death can only be determined by a medical examiner."
The Coral Bay property owner who discovered the body im-
mediately called the VIPD, he explained. The man asked not to be
identified.
"The police responded promptly and with complete profession-
alism," said the property owner. "I met the officer at the Coral Bay
substation and showed him to the site. Several other officers ar-
rived at the site after we were there."
"VIPD Officer Vanterpool was the officer I met and he was com-
pletely professional," said the Coral Bay resident.
The deceased man was reportedly living in a camper on the land,
which is located in the Coral Bay valley behind the Domino Gas
Station. He was reported last seen late the previous week, accord-
ing to the Coral Bay resident who discovered the body.
The victim had a dog which lived with him on the property, but
is now being cared for by family, the resident added.
The incident was the first suicide of the year reported on St. John
following a woman who was found hanging from a Westin Resort
and Villas shower curtain rod in November 2009. The woman's
family, however, continues to fight that charge.












Crystal Fortwangler, principal
grant writer for the V.I. Humanities
Council Grant "Mapping the
Cultural Geography of St.
John, 1840s to 1940s" project,
discusses the history embedded
in the names of St. John places at
the St. John Historical Society's
Tuesday evening, April 13,
meeting. The SJHS-sponsored
project is recording many locally
used place names for the very first
time.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam


SJHS Unveils New Interactive Map


Recording Place Names for First Time


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Ever wondered how some of
the more uniquely-named St. John
places came to be known by such
monikers?
That information is now just a
mouse click away, thanks to the
St. John Historical Society's new
online map.
The place names which appear
on the map were gathered during
the V.I. Humanities Council grant-
sponsored "Mapping the Cultural
Geography of St. John, lx4_s
to 104ls"' project. Grant writer
Crystal Fortwangler, project di-
rector Beulah Dalmida and SJHS
advisors and board members in-
terviewed several culture bearers,
collecting a wealth of information
on St. John place names, some of
which survived orally from gen-
eration to generation and are being
recorded for the first time ever.
The results of the project were
presented at the final SJHS meet-
ing of the season on Tuesday
evening, April 13, at the Bethany
Moravian Church.
"It's critical to understand the
oral history connected to these
places," said Fortwangler. "Place
names are often linked to families,
people or events."
Information has so far been
gathered regarding Coral Bay and
East End, and SJHS hopes to con-
tinue the project, eventually map-
ping the entire island of St. John.
Culture bearers interviewed for


the project were either born and
raised on St. John, or have lived
on the island for a long time; can
trace their genealogy back many
generations on St. John; and went
to school on the island.
"Local names can now be main-
tained for generations to come,"
said Dalmida, a native St. Johnian
herself. "We had a great time in-
terviewing the culture bearers, and
they talked from their heart. I can-
not say how important this project
is for us."
Several of the culture bear-
ers were present at the April 13
meeting, including island icon
Guy Benjamin, who spoke of the
importance of recording place
names.
"When you look at a map,
sometimes you can't find us," said
Benjamin. "We want you to know
we're here."
Culture bearer Alvis Christian
grew up on St. John in the 1950s,
a decade that straddled the way
life used to be and the island many
residents know today. He spoke of
the caring mentality and resource-
fulness of native residents in ear-
lier times.
"I like the old way better," said
Christian. "This project is going to
preserve a whole lot of what we
would have lost in the future."
SJHS's interactive map can be
found at the society's Web site by
clicking on "Maps" at the top of
the home page. From there, users
can select from several maps they


would like to view, all the way
from Peter Oxholm's 1800 map
to a recent satellite image of the
island.
The maps contain markers,
which users can click on, that will
reveal the place name, an expla-
nation from one of the project's
culture bearers, and information
on the historical context of the
place's name often stemming
from Danish times.
SJHS webmaster Peter Burgess
debuted a few of the place names,
including "Breakwater," where the
gas station is currently located in
Coral Bay. The area got its name
because it was known to flood,
and during the 1s4' i- 1940s, water
even broke over the road from the
sea on particularly rough days.
A place called Soldier Wash, lo-
cated in John's Folly, got its name
from the thousands of soldier
crabs who traverse through there
on their way down to the sea each
September, when they change out
their shells.
SJHS board consultant David
Knight encouraged the audience to
embrace cultural place names and
pass them down to ancestors.
"By memorializing these place
names, they will be put out there,"
said Knight. "The cultural heritage
of St. John is extremely endan-
gered."
To learn about the nearly 100
place names already recorded,
visit the SJHS Web site at www.
stjohnhistoricalsociety.org.


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"The Leatherbacks of St. Croix" features rarely seen
footage of baby hatchlings just out of the nest, above.


April 22 Reef Fest Film Night To

Feature Local Productions on

Leatherbacks, Grouper, Lionfish


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
St. Joh residents can catch a
glimpse and perhaps a greater
understanding- of the rarely-seen
phenomena occurring beneath Vir-
gin Island waters this Thursday at
St. John Film Society's first Reef
Fest Film Night.
As an awe-inspiring kick off to
the 2010 Reef Fest and Earth Day
celebrations, the free film night
will air three brief films about pro-
tecting resources in the Virgin Is-
lands on Thursday evening, April
22, at 7 p.m. on the third floor of
The Marketplace, including St.
John photographer and filmmaker
Steve Simonsen's never before
seen documentary.
"This film event perfectly re-
flects our mission, which is to in-
spire appreciation for the history,
culture and oceanic environment of
our U.S. Virgin Islands," said Rea
McQueen Roberts, marketing and
outreach director for the St. John
Film Society, which has partnered
with the National Park, the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands and
the Friends of the National Park
for the event. "When we were ap-
proached by the Friends to partici-
pate in this year's Earth Day and
Reef Fest activities, we felt that we
could do our part in reaching out to


a larger audience through the me-
dium of film."
Simonsen is headlining the eve-
ning with the debut of "The Leath-
erbacks of St. Croix," his riveting
in-the-works documentary about
the conservation of Leatherback
sea turtles at Sandy Point Wildlife
Refuge on St Croix.
"To have something this pri-
mordial occurring each year on the
shores of our neighboring island is
an unbelievable spectacle of raw
nature a kin to seeing the Grand
Canyon or Bioluminescent Bay in
Vieques," Simonsen said. "Every-
one should see this and that's my
job."
Working alongside members of
the Fish and Wildlife Service and
the West Indies Marine Animal
Research and Conservation Ser-
vice, Simonsen hopes the film will
help raise awareness of the endan-
gered creatures to help protect,
recover and sustain the threatened
and endangered marine animals of
the West Indies.
"We are fortunate enough to
have Steve Simonsen debuting a
portion of his work-in-progress
for our first Reef Fest Film Night,
something we are hoping we
continue for years to come," Mc-
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St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 11


Ruby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship


St. John Tradewinds
At the close of the successful
14th Annual Memorial Softball
Tournament, the Ruby Rutnik
Scholarship Fund is pleased to
announce that scholarship appli-
cations are now available for the
2010-11 school year.
This year's renewable $2,500
annual award is offered to a
qualifying St. John female whose
family or self has resided on St.
John for five years or more and
who plans to attend or is at-
tending an accredited college or
university. Applications may be
picked up at Connections in Cruz
Bay or Coral Bay or by contact-
ing the Rutniks at 693-8069. The
deadline for submission is May


1 and notice will be given on or
before May 15, 2010.
A one-year, $2,500 scholar-
ship award is also being offered
to a qualifying student from El-
more Stout High School in Tor-
tola the winners of this year's
tournament championship.
Another one-year award is
also being offered to a St. John
student to attend elementary
school at the Gifft Hill School on
St. John. Applications are avail-
able at Gifft Hill School or by
calling Beth Knight at 776-6595.
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship
Fund and the Rutnik family wish
to thank the community for their
support of this year's very suc-
cessful and exciting tournament.


Javon J. Alfred Memorial Scholarship


St. John Tradewinds
The Javon Jade Alfred Schol-
arship is offered by the Rotary
Club of St. John to assist a resi-
dent of St. John graduating from
a Virgin Islands high school for
higher education.
The need- and merit-based
scholarship award is an annual
scholarship Consisting of $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. Mone-
tary awards shall be made on an
annual basis and disbursed at the


beginning of each semester. Stu-
dents are expected to maintain a
minimum 3.0 average.
Application forms can be ob-
tained from high school guid-
ance counselors, at Connections
or by mailing william@wil-
ligerod.com or jfuller@rotaryst-
john.org.
All applicants meeting the
eligibility requirements will be
interviewed. The interviews will
be conducted in May 2010.
Applications, including the
essay, letters of reference and
proof of financial need must be
completed and submitted no lat-
er than 5 p.m. on April 28.


Chamber of Commerce Honors Five

Residents with LaMotta Service Award


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Friends from across St. John, St. Thomas and even
the mainland converged on St. Peter Greathouse on
Saturday night, April 10, to toast this year's St. Thom-
as/St. John Chamber of Commerce Wilbur "Bill" La-
Motta Community Service honorees.
Patrick and Yanick Bayard, Cid Hamling, Albert
Bryan and Lindley "Buddy" Kennings were hon-
ored with the LaMotta awards while Shamoy David
was recognized with the chamber's student achieve-
ment award. The Public Finance Authority Building
and Mafolies Day Care were recognized by the local
chamber of commerce with the 2010 Awards for De-
sign Excellence.
As entrepreneurs and committed public service
supporters the Bayards have been an integral part of
St. Thomas life for decades. Patrick and Yanick Ba-
yard have worked with the Brunts since the 1970s and
Yanick still runs day-to-day operations at Sea Chest
while Patrick now dedicates his time to overseeing
the company's financial.
"My parents are the gems of my life," said their
son Dax Bayard. "My gratitude for what they have
given me values, education, safety, support, love
- are exceeded only by my respect for the generos-
ity of spirit they show to the community and world
around them. They are true exemplars."
Before taking over as commissioner for the Depart-
ment of Labor, Albert Bryan worked for HOVENSA,
the V.I. Housing Authority and Innovative Commu-
nication Corporation. He also co-founded Generation
Now, a St. Croix non-profit group dedicated to com-
munity service and mentoring.
Owner of Connections and a consummate commu-
nity activist, Cid Hamling has called St. John home
since 1981. In addition to offering much needed ser-
vices on St. John, Hamling also serves on Friends of


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jean Vance


St. John honoree Cid Hamling

VI. National Park's board of directors and is the ad-
ministrator of the St. John Revolving Fund.
Lindley "Buddy" Kennings is sports director of
Ackley Media Group and the bureau chief of sports
and recreation for the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks
and Recreation. Kennings also serves as head official
for tackle football and is a St. Thomas/St. John Inter-
scholastic Athletic Association board member.
Shamoy David, 16, was Charlotte Amalie's first
freshman Future Business Leaders of America offi-
cer. Two years later is the state president of the Virgin
Islands FBLA overseeing the group's activities in the
entire territory. David is also an Amalian National
Honors Society member and part of the CAHS steel
orchestra.
The five residents were feted at St. Peter Great-
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St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 13


Benefit for Dan Feltman

Set for May 8 at High Tide


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While everyone on the grid-
iron has a great time showing
off their football skills to the
delight of Love City spectators,
the St. John Men's Flag Foot-
ball league is a contact sport
and injuries do happen.
Now the community is help-
ing one injured player cover
the vast difference between
the $1,000 insurance covered
by the Department of Housing,
Parks and Recreation and his
mounting medical bills.
Dan Feltman, a member of
the Boondocks team and a bar-
tender at High Tide Restaurant,
suffered a devastating knee in-
jury during a March 19 game.
Feltman tore his ACL, MCL
and PCL, putting the young
man out of work for at least the
next nine months.
With his medical bills now
reaching between $70,000 and
$80,000, the government de-
partment's insurance effort has
left a gaping hole in expenses.


Feltman's friends are ral-
lying around the injured foot-
ball player and hosting a fund
raiser on Saturday night, May
8, at High Tide Restaurant in
Wharfside right near the Cruz
Bay ferry dock.
Live music by Sex Machine
Guns, great raffle prizes and
food and drinks will be on tap
during the benefit. Stop by and
enjoy the music while helping
Feltman get back on his feet.
Tax deductible donations for
Feltman can be made through
the St. John Revolving Fund
at Connections. Checks should
be made out to the St. John Re-
volving Fund with Feltman's
name in the memo line. For
more information about donat-
ing through the St. John Re-
volving Fund, call Connections
at 776-6922.
High Tide is still collecting
raffle prizes and donations for
the May 8 benefit. For more
information or to make a do-
nation to Feltman's fund raiser
call the restaurant at 714-6169.


WESTIN VIRGIN GRAND VILLA OWNERS

/ Are you concerned about rapidly escalating maintenance fees
and special assessments?
/ Are you tired of getting less service for far more money?
/ Are you exasperated by the lack of transparency of
Starwood's management?
/ Are you aware of the loss of resale value because of high
maintenance fees?
/ Are you aware that owners who pay their fees are being
required to pay the unpaid maintenance fees of other
owners?

We are villa owners who want to prevent Starwood from making
more costly changes without required owner consent. We also
want to revise the by-laws, which give Starwood complete control
of the Board of the owners' association until the very last unit is
sold. And we want to elect independent owner representatives to
that Board.

We need the names and e-mail addresses of as many owners as
possible because Starwood won't disclose that information. If you
are interested in obtaining more information or participating, log
on to http://stjohnvirgingrandvillaowners.com/Forum/
or please email Gene Jaspan: CruisingEMJ@gmail.com


Janet Cook-Rutnik Opens New Show


"The Journey" at St. Croix's CMCA


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John artist Janet Cook-Rut-
nik opened a new show of work on
April 16 at the Caribbean Museum
Center for the Arts in Frederiksted,
St. Croix.
The exhibition is entitled, "The
Journey," and it includes digital
photographs, videos and paintings
all dealing with looking, seeing
and experiencing things in a "time
stilled" dimension.
The Journey video explores the
condition of living globally it
was shot while driving through
New York City, the Caribbean
and Africa. Still images have been
captured, printed digitally and in
some cases, painted on canvas.
Other components of this large
scale presentation include a series
called, Looking, in which dis-
carded photos are painted over to
present a mysterious narrative that
the viewer is invited to complete
in this interactive piece. Seeing,
is a series of images of stills from
videos shot while driving through
St. Croix and St. Thomas.
A fourth part of this multimedia


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Half Minutes. Shown simultane-
ously two video pieces, Breathing
and the Swimmer, are intended to
explore and transmit a physical
sense of a palpable but utterly ab-
stract notion time.
While living and working on
St. John since 1969, Rutnik is no
stranger to St. Croix or the Carib-
bean Museum Center for the Arts
and has been an active supporter
and participant of the art scene on


all three islands.
The exhibition, the Journey, is
funded in part by a grant from the
Virgin Islands Council on the Arts
and the National Endowment for
the Arts and is sponsored by the
Caribbean Museum Center for the
Arts. The show will be on view
until May 29.
For more information call 693-
8069 or CMCA at 772-2622. The
artist's work may also be seen on
www.cookrutnikART.vi.


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appetizers, entrees and desserts. If your recipe is chosen for inclusion,
you may be asked to share a day with one of our photographers in your
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14 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010


Obituary


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


A Master Plan for the Creek and Enighed Pond Facility


Lee Sterling Passes


St. John Tradewinds
Known as "Cosmic Lee" to the many friends who visited her
"gypsy caravan" by the sea for inspiration, Lee Sterling, a resident of
Coral Bay, St. John for 28 years, left her body on March 13, 2010, in
Maui, Hawaii, where she spent the last year of her life.
She is survived by her daughters, Jo Sterling and Shannon Sterling
of St. John and her son, Fincher Sterling of Maui, Hawaii; her grand-
children, Tobin Osteen, Maya Mathews-Sterling and Merina Sterling;
and her great-grandchildren, Carter and Jared Osteen.
As a gifted artist and spiritual philosopher, Lee delighted locals
and visitors with her humor, insights and art. Visits with her could
include simply laughing at her favorite quotes and stories or viewing
her latest creations from clay or cloth mongoose sculptures, silk
screened T-shirts and purses, crystal-domed paperweights filled with
tiny treasures from the sea or whimsical lamps and shades.
Lee's laughter and attention to the miraculous details in nature
made every visit a joy and often an awakening. Whether marveling
at dragon flies that danced above her lily-filled goldfish pond or help-
ing a friend through problems, Lee always viewed everything from a
Cosmic point of view.
There will be a celebration of Lee's life at Miss Lucy's Restaurant
in Coral Bay on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. As Miss Lucy's
is closed on Mondays, Lee's friends and family will share a potluck
dinner together. Please bring a dish and favorite stories to share.



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: 21

Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 17

Rapes:1 Rapes: 0


We need to master plan from our Creek Landing
to the Enighed Pond. There are a number of excellent
opportunities to improve St. John by increased utili-
zation of the space at the Enighed Pond, in conjunc-
tion with cleaning up, beautifying, and re-organizing
the downtown Creek area.
To do this properly requires master planning. At
this time, the St. John planner and the Port Authority,
with input from the St. John community, can together
help create an improved St. John.
Let's urge the Port Authority to complete the 150
parking spaces at the pond, but also to enter into a
planning process to make the best plan for both the
Creek and the Pond. St. John should not exist in hind-
sight when so many choices are available to make a
better future.
With a new enthusiasm, we are seeing St. John res-
idents offering suggestions on what could be a new
planning process. I see this involvement as a new be-
ginning crawling out of an over impacted town and a
past neglect of planning.
St. John is being given a rare opportunity to plan
the island's future. The four to five acres of vacant
land at the Enighed Pond gives us a chance to grow a
better town. With downtown Cruz Bay bursting at the
seams, this vacant land offers a chance to reasonably
plan to improve our town, the Creek, and the useful-
ness of the Pond, along with creating economic op-
portunities for our community.
Benefits for V.I. Port Authority
A moment of planning could greatly help the Port
Authority achieve a better economy as well. Since the
Enighed Pond was built, costing over $16 million,
only a few barges and a rare ship enjoy the use of this
huge area. Over two-thirds of the dock sits vacant and
unused, while the Creek is strangling with impacts.
The waters at the pond are two to three times larger
than our congested Creek waters where boats have to
float in circles awaiting their turn at Customs.
By moving the Customs Depot, the Cruise Ship
Depot, and the Inter-Island Depot to the Pond, the
Creek can be a center of economic opportunity for
the Port Authority, while creating an attractive center-
piece for our town. There is no money in depots, but
there is a great benefit in creating a marine friendly
center at the Creek.
Possible Uses for Enighed Pond
Here are some possibilities that would greatly ben-


Jeanie Cockayne's most recent words to this trag-
edy are surprisingly compassionate considering the
great loss of her son Jamie.
I applaud her for the ability to put aside hate that
would consume anyone's heart for one of compassion
for the mothers of the guilty. For Jeanie, family and


efit St. John, along with creating additional revenue
for the Port Authority. Cruz Bay can be a much bet-
ter town, both visually and economically. Some of
these are attainable with minimum effort and cost. All
should be considered for possible future implementa-
tion.
1. Move Customs and Security needs to Enighed
Pond, thus opening up the Creek Landing to profits
for the Port Authority and more access and less con-
gestion for our marine visitors.
2. Create a vendors village/fish market/amphithe-
ater/restrooms and other such uses at Enighed Pond to
replace the large unproductive and unattractive areas
of dirt.
3. In place of a remote fish market at the end of the
pond road, we could bring back the seaplane service
at this location, complete with user fees for the Port
Authority. The fish market moves to a better location
at the Vendors Village.
4. Consider having Carnival and other events at an
amphitheater at the pond. This is a much better and
larger venue than in the middle of downtown. Cur-
rently, the only parking lot available for downtown
parking is essentially lost for several weeks during
Carnival.
5. A boardwalk should be created both at Enighed
Pond and along the waterfront at Cruz Bay. This beau-
tifies both areas and opens the door to the benefits of a
boating economy.
6. A pump out station and boat slip rentals can be
created at the Enighed Pond with a boardwalk marina
on top of the metal seawall.
7. It may be possible to move the baseball field
from the school to the Enighed Pond using the same
landscaped site for carnival and events. The school
ball field could then be used for downtown parking so
we can have a walk-around town.
8. At the pond, there could be a car rental lot, just
like at an airport, where visitors can comfortably pick
up and drop off their cars. This will free up so much
of our downtown.
For the Port Authority, such plans create a finan-
cial gain and better management and lets the Port
Authority live up to its mission statement to enhance
economic opportunities. For all of us who live on or
visit St. John, we will have a much better town and
island.
Steve Black, St. John


friends, this is no celebration as she says, for no one
wins. But the perpetrators of such a heinous and un-
thinkable crime must be punished appropriately for
the gravity of their crime and Justice must be served
in the name of Jamie and the rest of society.
Leeann Broad


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Letter to St. John Tradewinds


The Roundabout Is a Bargain


I cannot help but respond to the Tradewinds letter
"Paying Too Much for Turnabout."
Studying civil, mechanical engineering, business,
having my own businesses and working in numerous
other businesses on multi-million dollar construction/
development projects, I cringed when the roundabout
project was announced, wondering how on earth were
they going to get all the utilities including electri-
cal, communications, storm drains, water, sewer and
whatever else through there without completely tying
up the island's most major intersection.
Well they did it, and had to do it the hard way -
piecemeal. Basically (said very over simplified) they
would dig the utilities in, just far enough to get so
much in place and yet still allow traffic flow. Then
they would dig up the next section while letting the
traffic flow over what they had just worked on.
All the while they had to get the grades right, the
adjacent school, public, commercial and residential
property squared away to having as little as possible
short-term and long term impact. Plus all the required
vital sidewalks, crosswalks, signage and lighting.
Most people do not realize that the complexity of
a project like this of not only scheduling functions,


but also manpower, subcontractors, materials, outside
firms like WAPA and Innovative takes precise timing
to come out "on time and within budget."
To do that a system was developed by the U.S. gov-
ernment years ago called critical path method, CPM.
It is best used in a computer-based way because com-
puters can best find the most efficient path.
I first was exposed to this and began using it de-
cades ago, and am still using computer aided cost
control methods to helping my service and retail sec-
tor clients today.
While I have not read their contract, most likely Is-
land Roads has penalty clauses for being over budget
and over time and may also have bonuses for being on
time and under budget.
Regardless, considering the countless times I have
witnessed semi trailer trucks tie up traffic backing
around that intersection, and particularly in light of
the fact that it is the first major intersection (hub) from
the Enighed Port dock and its vital St. John lifeline, I
analyze the roundabout as a real bargain!
Kudos to Island Roads and their roundabout super-
intendent Charlie.
John Levering, St. John resident


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On Tuesday, April 13, my son
and I were inspecting a parcel of
property that I own located in the
Coral Bay flat valley area. As we
were walking through the property
a large black dog came towards
us.
I recognized the dog as Jackson,
owned by a man who was living on
an adjacent property owner's land.
I thought it was a little unusual


A Dog Story
and I had a premonition. Jackson
in previous visits had never left the
presence of his owner.
I petted Jackson on the head and
he turned around and ran back up
the trail to the adjacent property.
On arriving there he was licking
the legs of a body hanging from a
large, well-known tree on the adja-
cent property owner's land.
My worst fears were substan-


tiated. I called the V.I. Police De-
partment. I went to meet the police
up at the Coral Bay substation.
When I got back with the po-
lice, the dog was missing and I
was really worried. However I
subsequently talked to the son of
the camper and he told me that he
had Jackson. Now, Jackson is be-
ing cared for by the victim's son.
Rene A. Servant


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According to Mr. Miller...poorer people have to
pay a much greater percentage of their income to-
wards this (Medicare) fund than rich people.
This is a misunderstanding. Everybody has to pay
2.9 percent of their salary or similar income to the
Medicare fund and there is no upper limit on these
contributions, which means that richer people have
to pay much more for the same service they receive
from the Medicare later on, which is very socialistic.
Mr. Miller is right that malpractice rewards should
carry a limit. There should be definitely a limit on
"pain and suffering" which cannot be measured ob-
jectively and the reward can be anything between
$100 and $5 million.
My friend who is an obstetrician pays $200,000
a year for malpractice insurance premium because
there are too many malpractice suits against the ob-
stetricians. If the child has some mental or physical
problem later on, the obstetrician is probably respon-


sible for it according to the lawyers.
The obstetrician gets from the insurance about
$2,500 for the delivery, including the care during
pregnancy and six weeks after delivery. Office ex-
penses are not billed separately.
I am not surprised that the obstetricians refuse to
take care of pregnant wives of the lawyers to lower
the frequency of possible malpractice suits. There
should be definitely a cap on the malpractice lawyer
fee which is about 30 percent of the reward of the
malpractice suite.
Doctors have to order many expensive tests be-
cause they must practice a defensive medicine. This,
of course, increases the medical expenses and it is one
of the reasons that medical care costs so much.
However, it is hard to imagine that congress would
approve a reasonable malpractice suit reform because
the congressmen are themselves mostly lawyers.
Z. Hruza, St. John


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St. John Police Report




Emergency Land Line: 911

Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110

Police Dept: 340-693-8880

Fire Station: 340-776-6333

Saturday, April 10
12:50 a.m. A citizen r/ seeing a man with a gun in the area of
Cruz Bay. Police assistance.
5:50 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ that a female damaged
his vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
8:24 a.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ a disturbance at the
Elaine I. Sprauve Library. Disturbance of the peace.
11:35 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ a break-in in Estate Adri-
an. Burglary in the third.
7:13 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with two
individuals who were not feeling well. Police assistance.
11:27 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ individuals throwing
eggs in the area of Pine Peace. Police assistance.
Sunday, April 11
5:29 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ someone on his prop-
erty. Police assistance.
8:50 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ that a male trespassed
on her business property. Trespassing.
Monday, April 12
1:34 p.m. A citizen c/r being involved in a hit and run in the
area of Fish Bay. Traffic accident.
6:30 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance. Police as-
sistance.
Tuesday, April 13
3:47 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ finding a body on his
property. Suicide.
Wednesday, April 14
6:45 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r his business in Susanaberg
was broken into. Burglary in the third.
12:57 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance with her boyfriend. De-
struction of property, D.V.
5:35 p.m. A citizen r/ his home was burglarized. Burglary in
the third.
10:15 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ his brother threw
a stick at him.
Thursday, April 15
No time given A citizen p/r that his house was burglarized.
Burglary in the third.
9:55 a.m. A citizen r/ someone stole his license plate from his
vehicle. Stolen license plate.
5:35 p.m. A citizen r/ money missing from her business. Em-
bezzlement, D.V.
7:17 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance at the Cruz Bay ferry
dock. Police assistance.
8:13 p.m. A citizen c/r someone trying to gain entry to his
home.
8:29 p.m. A citizen r/ hearing a gun shot in the area of Coral
Bay. Shots fired.
10:06 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Enighed. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
Friday, April 16
9:55 a.m. Avisitor from Ohio p/r her rental vehicle was struck
in an unknown location. Auto accident.


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Brown Bay Tsunami Caused by "Celebrity Solstice"


This past February 18, I was vacationing on the is-
land, and made my first trek to Brown Bay to snorkel
and explore. What a beautiful little gem of a bay, and
seemingly quite unspoiled!
Until...my friends and I and the other beach visi-
tors witnessed an awful assault.
Most of us were out on the east mouth of the bay
snorkeling in about 12 feet of water. I happened to
pop my head up just as a Celebrity Solstice cruise ship
came into view from the east.
It was moving pretty fast, and seemed kind of
close, but I don't know much about cruise ships, so
I went about my business of being awed by the un-
derwater life.
Within a minute or so I saw everything on the sea
bottom, urchins, fish, coral, and plants, bend and
tumble as if they were being hit by an underwater
hurricane. Then I realized I too was being sucked in
the same direction, out of the bay. I started swimming
hard against this huge current, but suddenly the same
current was whisking me back toward shore.
I heard someone yell something about "cruise ship
wake!!" and everyone was paddling towards shore.
We were met by an underwater wall of sand and de-
bris. Finally back on shore, we saw the water had
receded out 50 to 75 feet, completely exposing the
shallow grass beds.
Every urchin and conch and anything else from
the shallows was now stranded far up on shore. There
were no waves, just this strange slow surging back
and forth of the sea. The whole bay had become a
swirling brown soup.
All of us were pretty shook up. We were able to
gather up the urchins and baby conch (at least 50 of


them) and place them back into the grass beds as the
water cleared. I felt like I had witnessed a small di-
saster, and I knew that the same thing was probably
happening all up and down the north shore as the ship
passed by.
We ended up stopping off at the V.I. National Park
headquarters and told a young ranger about it, and
then I followed up with a letter to Superintendent
Hardgrove, asking him; was this a normal occur-
rence? Wasn't it damaging the reef? Could he help
get it stopped?
In a letter back to me, Mr. Hardgrove explained he
was able to eventually reach the captain of that ship (I
happened to snap a picture of it with my underwater
camera) to tell him what had occurred.
The Celebrity captain said he was unaware of the
effects of the ship's wake, and would reduce speed
next time he came through.
It is not clear to me if this was the normal route for
cruise ships, through that narrow channel between St.
John and Tortola. If it is, our National Park shallow
shorelines are in big trouble. If other giant cruise ship
companies use that route too, it seems like a speed
limit needs to be imposed, at the very least.
I care a lot about things like this, but I live far away
in Michigan. I am asking the St. John Tradewinds to
publish this letter, to hopefully get local people inter-
ested in helping Superintendent Hardgrove, and the
Park Service, to address this recurring damage that
the big ships are causing.
Thank you for your consideration,
Kathrine Neils
Haslett, Michigan


Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the Week


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help
to solve the following crimes. Anyone who know
something, should please report it. Even informa-
tion that seems insignificant may be just what law
enforcement needs to solve these cases.
St. John
On Saturday, March 20, at about 1 a.m. while
walking from the tennis courts in Cruz Bay, a man
was struck and robbed by two black males who
were 18- to 25-years-old, medium build, and 5'6"
to 5'9". One was armed with a .38 revolver. An
iPod, cash and house keys were taken. Afterwards,
the two robbers ran toward the fire station.
St. Thomas
On Wednesday, March 31, at about 10 p.m., po-
lice responded to a report of shots fired near build-
ing 6 of Bergs Home. On arrival, police found
Khalid Guishard who had been shot multiple times
and was critically injured. At this time Guishard is
unable to tell police who shot him or why.
St. Croix


On Friday, March 26, between 5 and 7 p.m.,
a thief(s) stole a very thin aluminum Apple Mac
Book Pro laptop from a 2006 Silver Jeep Wrangler
with a soft top, which was parked near Off The
Wall restaurant in Cane Bay. The laptop is valued
at $2,500, but to its owner, who is physically chal-
lenged, the information contained is very valuable.
The minimum reward for the arrest of this thief is
$714.
Community members can submit tips on these
or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.
org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are
completely anonymous, and the stateside opera-
tors are bilingual. If a tip leads to an arrest or the
recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weap-
ons, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid
according to their instructions.
Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers
are eligible for these cash rewards. Please note
that technology makes it virtually impossible for
anyone to trace a tip. To learn how it works, visit
www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org.











Annual JESS Gala Garners $50,000 for Public School


Continued from Page 7
musicians, Thomas and the JESS
band performed to the delight of
the crowd. Several members of the
elementary choir sang a musical
selection followed by the very im-
pressive secondary choir.
JESS alumni and current Char-
lotte Amalie High School stu-
dents Javon Venzen and Savannah
Lyons-Anthony then took the mi-
crophone and recited poems to the
delight of all.
"Everyone loved having the
students take part in the gala this
year," said Francis. "That was defi-
nitely a plus and something we are
definitely going to do more of."
The annual gala followed a
different format this year with a
cash bar and a buffet-style dinner,
about which Francis heard mixed
reviews, he explained.
"The night was a fabulous suc-
cess," said the JESS principal. "We
tried something different with the
buffet and we had mixed reviews.
Some folks liked being able to se-
lect what they wanted instead of
being served a plate of food and
others didn't enjoy it so much."
During and after dinner, the
crowd was delighted by live music
from Steven Payne's Jammers HP,
which included an entertaining
lead singer who tipped his very
talented hat to Michael Jackson.
With live and silent auctions
and numerous raffles up for grabs,
many members of the audience
went home with exciting prizes.
None perhaps more so than Rog-
er Harland, broker and owner of


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St. John resident Toni Lacer gets her photo taken with
"celebrity waiter" St. John Administrator Leona Smith.


Tropical Properties, Inc., who of-
fered the winning bid for dinner
with Governor John deJongh at
Caneel Bay's inimitable Turtle
Bay Estate House wine room.
The funds raised at the gala
this year have been earmarked for
purchasing and installing a new
electronic marquee for the school,
retrofitting the school gym, con-
structing a playground for the el-
ementary school and establishing
an annual scholarship fund, ac-
cording to Francis.
While last year's funds garnered


from the 12th annual gala have yet
to be spent, the school is work-
ing toward issuing requests for
proposals to upgrade the kitchen,
Francis previously told St. John
Tradewinds.
"Work on the kitchen improve-
ments is on-going," Francis said.
"We do hope to get started on that
soon."
The JESS fundraising gala
committee extended thanks to all
its supporters especially to major
sponsor Caneel Bay Resort, Fran-
cis added.


Reef Fest Film Night Scheduled for Thursday, April 22


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ing mini-film festival.
"Seas of Change: Spawning Ag-
gregations of the Virgin Islands,"
the 2006 educational documentary
by Tim Kelly and Perry Pickert
about science, management and
socio-economic aspects of spawn-
ing aggregations in the USVI and
the disappearing Nassau Grouper,
will follow Simonsen's documen-
tary.
"The film takes place largely
in St. Thomas and includes recent
footage of fisherman in French-
town who have fished these wa-
ters for many, many generations,"
McQueen Roberts said. "This is a
really local film and we will get to


see interviews of St. Thomas fish-
erman giving their feedback and
opinions."
To conclude the evening, Karl
Pytlik of the Friends and Jessica
Hornbeck of NPS will provide
an update on the invasive lionfish
posing a threat to the Virgin Is-
lands underwater world.
"They will show a film clip of
lionfish footage and Jessica will
have a preserved specimen to ob-
serve while Karl will show people
how to make a lionfish marker,"
McQueen Roberts said.
The free movie night is open to
every one, and while The Market-
place is providing the space and
chairs for the event, McQueen


Roberts is encouraging people to
show up early for prime seating.
"We have consistently had 50
to 100 people at our free screen-
ings," she said. "And we expect
a good turnout because we know
many people will be curious to
see Steve Simonsen's footage so it
would be a good idea to show up a
bit early."
Island students will also be able
to learn how they can help protect
the reefs at the 2010 Earth Day En-
vironmental Fair this Friday, April
23, at the National Park ball field
in Cruz Bay where St. John Film
will air educational and entertain-
ing short films from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.


St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 17




Watershed Restoration Project


Continued from Page 2
nation's role in securing the
funding to improve watersheds
throughout the Virgin Islands.
"We were one out of only
50 projects to be awarded these
funds," said Capeheart. "This is
a significant achievement and
a benefit to our island commu-
nities to protect our habitats,
improve our infrastructure and
create jobs. I look forward to
making things happen through
VIRCD."
When local and federal gov-
ernments work together with
community organizations, ev-
eryone benefits, explained NO-
AA's deputy assistant adminis-
trator for regulatory programs
Samuel Rauch.
"It's the collaborative nature
of these projects which makes
them a success," said Rauch. "A
healthy economy and a healthy
environment go hand in hand.
Investing in our coastal habitats
benefits tourism opportunities,
out of work fishermen and em-
ploys skilled laborers."
A major part of the NOAA
grant process was having
.lso\cl ready" projects which
were able to get started as soon
as funding became available,
Rauch added.
"Shovel ready projects like
these are especially important
since we're still recovering from
the worst recession this country
has seen since the Great Depres-
sion," said Rauch. "Shovel ready
projects get people to work and
protect the environment."
In addition to reducing the
sediment load in the Coral Bay
watershed, the coastal restora-
tion project could serve as a
Caribbean-wide model, Rauch
added.
"This will set a model for fu-
ture watershed projects across
the Caribbean and nation-wide,"
he said. t\ i learn here we
want to use nation-wide."
On his way to the Coral Bay
ceremony, deJongh was remind-
ed how beautiful the area is, ex-
plained the governor.
"This is a very beautiful
place and we must protect it
while balancing growth and
development," said deJongh.
"This grant is a tremendous ef-


fort toward that objective. What
we're trying to achieve is mea-
sured growth."
Hiring St. John principle
planner Stuart Smith and mov-
ing ahead with several other
projects are all part of the "mea-
sured growth" the island needs,
deJongh explained.
"Our hope is that by hiring a
principle planner for the island
of St. John, that growth will be
advantageous and growth that
takes us forward," said the gov-
ernor. "Frank Powell Park RFPs
going out soon, creating park-
ing in Cruz Bay and repairing
roads on the South Shore are
all part of what is taking place.
We couldn't be here without the
NGOs and private sector part-
nerships."
"We can move this island for-
ward by coming together," said
deJongh. "By working together
we can overcome any hurdle."
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger also applauded the
cooperative effort which result-
ed in the project.
"I applaud all the agencies
who are working together for
this project," said the senator at
large. "Today we are breaking
down walls and linking arms
to protect the beauty here. We
have many treasures here the
people, the culture the climate,
the land and sea and let's
keep all of them in tact."
After the ceremony at the
Coral By Agriculture Station,
the group walked down King
Hill Road to a site where tak-
ing out a simple knee wall is
expected to considerably reduce
the amount of runoff that usu-
ally flows down the road to the
bay.
Local dignitaries and NOAA
officials were met at the site by
third graders from Guy Ben-
jamin School, who helped of-
ficially launch the watershed
restoration project.
Other dignitaries at the event
included DPNR's Dept of Ag-
riculature Commissioner Louis
Petersen, Department of Sports,
Parks and Recreation Commis-
sioner St. Claire Williams, De-
partment of Public Works Com-
missioner Darryl Smalls, and
Attorney William Blum.







18 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010


Community Calendar



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


Thursday, April 22
The Criminal Victims'
Compensation Commission
will celebrate Crime Victims'
Rights Week from April 18 to
the 24. On Thursday, April
22, there will be a candlelight
vigil at Cruz Bay's Frank Pow-
ell Park from 6 to 9 p.m. For
more information on how to
participate, contact Sansara
Cannon at 713-1612.
As an awe-inspiring kick
off to the 2010 Reef Fest and
Earth Day celebrations, the
free film night will air three
brief films about protecting re-
sources in the Virgin Islands on
Thursday evening, April 22, at
7 p.m. on the third floor of The
Marketplace.
Friday, April 23
V.I. National Park and
Friends of VINP will host Earth
Day events, which include the
2010 Earth Day Environmental
Fair on Friday, April 23, from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the V.I. Na-
tional Park ball field.
Saturday, April 24
The 2010 ADDY Awards,
presented by the American Ad-
vertising Federation (AAF) of
the U.S. Virgin Islands, will


take place on Saturday, April
24, 2010 7:00 p.m. at Prior-
Jolleck Hall, at Antilles School
on St. Thomas.
Sunday, May 2
Join Friends of V.I. National
Park on Sunday, May 2, at 8:30
a.m. at Maho Bay beach for a
practice swim for the Beach-
to-Beach Power Swim, which
is on Sunday, May 30.
May 6-7
The 10th Virgin Islands Non-
point Source Pollution Confer-
ence will be May 6 and 7 at the
Wyndam Sugar Bay Resort and
Spa on St. Thomas.
Saturday, May 22
Mark those calendars the
Animal Care Center will cel-
ebrate Wagapalooza's tenth
anniversary on Saturday, May
22.
Sunday, May 30
Friends of Virgin Islands
National Park's 7th Annual
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim
is Sunday, May 30.
Monday, May 31
The Fifth Annual Javon J.
Alfred Fun Day will be on
Monday, May 31, at the Win-
ston Wells ball field from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.


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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.

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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.

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Baha'i Community of St. John
For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
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 (Espaiol), 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

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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.
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tel. 1-800-338-0987
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Restaurants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

Fish Trap Restaurant
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tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays

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Governor deJongh's signature last week cleared another hurdle in the
move to relocate the post office, above, to a Boynes family-owned site
near Pond Mouth Road.

Governor Finalizes Grande Bay, Post Office Rezonings


Continued from Page 6
through the Legislature and the governor's
approval.
"It's great," said family spokesperson
Cheryl Boynes-Jackson. "We're glad the
governor approved the rezoning. We're go-
ing to finalize information with the post of-
fice, and then we'll go forward from there."
Boynes-Jackson said she hopes construc-
tion will be the next phase in the years-long
process toward building a new post office
for Love City.
Barshinger gave the rezoning his blessing


once he was satisfied that neighboring prop-
erty owners approved of the Boynes fam-
ily's zoning change. The senator at large last
week wrote to Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen asking her to call a hearing for
the U.S. Postal Service to present its plans
to the public.
"That way, people can comment on
whether it's going to work for us," said
Barshinger. "We have a planner, and we
want to use him. We're pretty good at en-
visioning our town; we just have to ask for
them to share the material with us."


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Opportunity to own a combina-
tion commercial & residential
property in the heart of Coral
Bay Next to the Cocoloba
Shopping Center, this is an ideal
location for a restaurant, retail
shops or offices. There are two
beautiful 2 bedroom apartments
on the 2nd floor & a pool on site.
This well constructed building is
across the road from the water-
front,with views of the anchored
boats, cool breezes. $2.6M


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property with a startling vista
that few homes can match. A
secluded enclave bordering
National Park lands, this villa
was lovingly hand-built by the
designer over eight years, Since
it's completion in 1995 this
treasure has become a popular
rental. Words nor pictures can
describe the other-worldly
feeling of romance, spirit and
magic that is St. John's little
castle, $1.485,000.00


"Adeste" A beautiful new
vacation rental home with great
views to East End, Hurricane
Hole & Coral Bay. Tradewind
breezes & spectacular sunrises
enhance this beautifully built
mission style home. Features
include extensive covered decks
on all levels, 3 private bedrooms
with marble tile baths, lower
level access to a Ig
ownerlcaretakerfourth bedroom
apartment, & a large pool &
deck $1.75M


I"Surfside"' Rare chance to own a nome in the exclusive Reel Bay
enclave Surfside is a beaulifully aploirilted Medilenrranean style three
bedroom, three ball pool villa situated on the edge ol undeveloped
park land with fabulous ocean views and breezes Stroll via pathway
4 to secluded while sand Deac". Irorm this oversized lot Very successful
rental home with plans for another 2x2 villa with separate entrance,
Reduced to just $1.550.000r
I'Limin' Time" The perfect Caribbean cottage with a sandy pocket
beach on Great Cruz Bay & a very large pool & deck. Completely
redesigned and efurished in 2009, Limin' Time is better than new &
ready to move in with new high end fixtures, furnishings,new pool &
a perfect location in this well established neighborhood. Keep your
yacht moored within sight & just pull your dinghy up on your own
_ property, Swim and snorkel without driving. $1.75M
S"Coyaba" This newly constructed three-bedroom home sits on a flat
one acre lot with sweeping water views of the Caribbean Sea and the
bay below. The large open-style great room, kitchen and dining area
plus three bedrooms are located on one level, Enjoy the sounds of the
surf together with breezy easterly trade winds from your pool deck.
Purchase includes deeded beach rights to Hart Bay Beach and
Chocolate Hole Beach. Priced to sell $4,413,000
"Sundance & Moonsog" Two houses for the price of one in
desirable Estate Chocolate Hole. Both Sundance and Moonsong are
successful short term rentals within walking distance to Hart Bay
beach and just a few minutes from Cruz Bay on paved roads.
Sundance is 3 bedrooms with a pool & spa with a large sundeck.
Moonsong is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a spa. $1,800,000


"Mango Terrace Condos" Construction completed in late 2009.
Located in Cruz Bay 2.3 & 4, bedrooms available A/C walk to Frank
Bay beach & town. Great water views, stainless appliances, large
shared pool and sun deck travertine granite counter lops & private
laundry Some of the most spacious condos on St John Only 20%
down $825,000 to $1.35M OR Fracijonal Ownership Opportunity'
Buy one 1/4 ownersnip Contact Islandia for details Time is now for
a great buy" Easy financing available
"Sea Breeze" is a superior unit at Baltery Hill completely rebuill interior
with exquisite furnishings & fixtures including marble tile floors,
custom doors and mahogany cabinets This is a very popular rental
...- and is in immaculate condition Other unique features of this unit are
-^ a large front deck overlooking the pool and harbor a very private
garden patio ard ground floor location $795,000

DEVELOPMENTICOMMERCIAL PROPERTIES; Hansen Bay 7A is an 18 acre parcel with studies
done and a 15 lot sub division permit. All lots have water views and breezes and 4 lots are on the
flat top of a ridge with almost 360 degree views, Just reduced from $3.18M to $2.99M. Estate
Zootenvaal 20 acres over looking the marine preserve at Bork Creek just east of Coral Bay $7M.
Adjoining 6 acre parcel with 4 cottages and white sand beach also available. Little Plantation with
over 7 acres with preliminary subdivison permit and road cut to the top of the property. Great water
views to the Bitish Virgins from every lot now just $1.9M, NEW Five Acres Above Newfound
Bay Make an Offer. One acre subdividable parcel on Bordeaux ML with great views for $1.1M
-Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
aprtrent/sludao duplex. Good Neighborhood, quiet area. only 5 minutes to town and walking
distance to Pine Peace School Property is non-conormiing. $375,o00


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REEF BAY VIEW Absolutely beautiful location overlooking St. John's most virgin National Park with views of Reef
Bay, Ram Head and the secluded white sandy beach below. Classic Caribbean style 4 bedroom, 3 bath villa consisting
of 3 hip roofed buildings, connected by decks & covered walkways, white walls & turquoise accents, pool and spa.
NEWon the Market! $1,595,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
BORDEAUX MT. Family home w/ 3bd/2 baths, large
porch, water view, 1/2 ac. lot w/large trees. $575,000.
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 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.
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. Reduced to $1,225,000.
PLUMBGUT-1 bd/1 bath homew/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000.


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.
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 -Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, /2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/ ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS Outstanding views. $325K & $415K.
LEINSTER BAY 2 lots on Johnny Horn Trail. $225K
& $329K.
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
GREAT CRUZ BAY 1.05 acre site w/fantastic har-
bor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing.
$895,000.
FLANAGAN'SPASSAGE-2beautifulsites.$299K-$350K.
ESTATE FISH BAY Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $150K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS Time to buy.
Affordable lots, with water views, $88k and up.
CBR BUSINESS LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, es-
tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes
inventory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000.


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pristine beach.
Spectacular new,
gated estate on
1.63 acres with
exceptional pri-
vacy, surrounded
by 645' shoreline
and National
$32,000,000 Park waters.
'WINDWARDSIDE" CALABASH
BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs
in private setting.
Panoramic views
over harbor to
BVIs. Charming
brick courtyard,
lush tropical
landscaping, and
outdoorshowers.
$1.275.000 Excellent rentals.


* Privacy is para-
mount...Contem-
porary gated estate
features open floor
plan with extensive
common areas, 2
pools, luxuriousmas-
ter suite, 6 additional
bdrms. Private dock.
$6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay).
WALK TO BRUNCH & BEACH plus
ENJOY SOOTHING SURF SOUND
from this unique, masonry & stone
custom crafted, gated villa with pan-
oramic water
views. Flex-
ible floorplan
features 4
bdrms plus
$1,200,000 cottage.


"Imv-iNUwLL", a reter uay villa OT clas-
sic style.
4 Bed-
rooms,
4.5 baths,
walk to the
beach and
greatviews
make this
a super
$5,750,000 package.
"COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA
impressive water views to St. Thomas,
good breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
ter court-
yard & pool,
large cov-
ered ga-
zebo, lush
landscap-
ing and a
$995.000 flat yard!


1"CAA UL.L baL" tiegant 4 Dearoom
villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy
and includes amenities such as a spa,
pool and
home of-
fice. Spa-
cious
decks offer
views from
sunrise to
$3,995,000 sunset.
"LITTLE PLANTATION" IS A BEST
BUY! 4 bedroom private rental home-
awesome
down island
&Coral Bay
views!
Turn key!
Originally
$1,700,000
now priced
$899,000 to sell.


"UALLUM ruiNI 5bAVIbW" great
location for development, walk to beach
Sand town!
Masonry 2x2



allows for con-
dos or com-
$2,999,000 mercial uses.
"86 FISH BAY" WHY PAY RENT? Af-
fordable home with income producing
apartment has ocean & mountain views,
r extensive
native
stonework
with hard-
wood ac-
cents and
an open
$425,000 floor plan.


"rUINLIANA" is an Islana classic
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
overlooking
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
popular
rental with
one of the
best views
of the south
$2,300,000 shore.
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier
OCEAN FRONT UNITS (9-D & 1-D
upper &
9-A lower)
each with
private
dec k
patio,
$1,400,000,$1,275,000 Walk to
&$1,200,000. town!


"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division,
"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 "LsOVANGO CAY Waterfront & hillside properties;
upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads,
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle V2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to
Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St.
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $475,000 Thomas west views. From $425,000.
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded accessto waterfront $ 595,000 views ranin from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern
coast to Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000gret
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road,
underground utilities. From $285,000 stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000
undergroundPETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000viewbetween. P s over the North Shore BVI & cays
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000.


BEST BUY BEACH FRONT "GREAT CRUZ BAY"
private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood,
awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details.
$1.300,000


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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OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in
a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Magnificent views and sunsets
from 3 homes with all amenities,
pools w/waterfalls and spas.
Deeded 1 month ownerships
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VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence exudes
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000


BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute
popular vacation rental $699,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs,
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers
privacy. $1,499,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool &
panoramic views. Zoned R-4. $2,950,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations $1,095,000.
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa nearing
completion. 4 master suites, top shelf furnishings,
granite counter tops & travertine floors. $3,450,000
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


ONE OF THE BEST DEALSQN ST. JOHN!
LA BELLA VITAj0 1 r villa in the
Virgin Gran hIrT a/c identical master
suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,00
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views
Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
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 bath masonry
home in F ~qc Ig Great views
with many Sl, Sleeps 12. $1,600,000


AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA
Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof,
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000 1800 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000
HOMES
WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa CHATEAU MARGOT A private gated
Belvedere Commanding views, year-round compound located in Spice Hill, knock our
sunsets, pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. socks off views, 5 BR + guest cottage. 2
$2,750,000 acres. $1,950,000.
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in
pool villa. Set privately in lush gardens, Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1
fenced yard, boarding greenspace. 2-car acre. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate!
garage $1,499,000 $2,395,000
UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled
views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
upper level. Lower level has 2 BR, living area & hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000 MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2
tranquil setting. Water views. 3BR/2BA on .27 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000
acres. All offers considered.$599,000. MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
BLUE CARIBE Successful short term home overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter
rental home with gourmet kitchen and with home w/2nd unit for rental income $679,000
views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000 Adjacent cottage available for $279,000


YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps
to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA
with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000

BAREFOOT New 2 bedrooms,1.5 baths
guest cottage in quaint neighborhood. $599,000.
ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
$1,990,000
RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board, & wet bar). Mature landscaping.
$1,399,000
WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay.
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from
the water. Paved roads & u/g utilities.
$975,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000


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170 Acres of Marsh Estate Is Proposed for V.I. ParkPage 5Gov. deJongh Approves Grande Bay and Enighed Pond RezoningsPage 6 STUDENT ST ABBING SHOCKS SPRAUVE SCHOOLPage 3 April 19-25, 2010 Copyright 2010 Annual JESS Gala Raises $50,000Page 7Friends of VINP Hosting Earth Day Events on April 23Page 4 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Armed with a $1.4 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Coral Bay Community Council is set to stem the tide of storm water runoff. Plumes of runoff that turn Coral Bay har bor a murky brown during rains will soon be a thing of the past thanks to a coordinated effort between V.I. Resources Conservation and Development Council, CBCC, NOAA and several other local and federal agencies. Governor John deJongh was among the local dignitaries who gathered at the Coral Bay Department of Agriculture Station on Wednesday morning, April 14, to celebrate watershed stabilization project. CBCC’s $1.4 million is a portion of the total $2.78 million granted by NOAA to the ter -St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam LynchCutline: (L to R) CBCC president Sharon Coldren, Attorney William Blum, VIRCD president Diane Capeheart, GBS teacher Brenda Brown, Governor John deJongh, NOAA’s Samuel Rauch, Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Louis Petersen and Dept. of Pulic Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls with the GBS third grade class.GBS Students Help Launch Wastershed Restoration Project Continued on Page 2

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ritory for three separate projects. The projects were all born from the federal government. In February 2009, NOAA was awarded $167 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to restore coastal habitats and create jobs. Estate Fish Bay Homeowners Association and CBCC joined forces with VIRCD, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the Nature Conservancy and the University of the Virgin Islands to compete for a portion of NOAA’s federal stimulus funds. The Virgin Islands projects were one of only 50 projects selected out of more than 800 proposals submitted to NOAA. In addition to the Coral Bay projects, NOAA’s $2.78 million grant to the territory will be used for Estate Fish Bay road work and repairing a watershed at East End Bay on St. Croix. The Estate Fish Bay work commenced several months ago and roads and installing swales and other storm water retention devices within the next few weeks. The $1.4 million grant being implemented by CBCC will cover the cost of 18 different projects in six sub-watersheds in the Coral Bay area. Concern for the watershed and impacts of runoff — evident during rains when the bay turns brown from sediment — have been important to” to “have been on the mids of residents for years. When the 200-member CBCC was formed in 2003, the group hosted a series of “visioning” sessions to get an idea of the issues residents deemed important, explained CBCC president Sharon Coldren. “We asked our members the most important issues to them and storm water runoff and protection of the environment were their biggest concerns,” said Coldren. “CBCC has been committed to this ever since. We began to look for ways to address these concerns with both local and federal agencies.” With a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the group was able to hire a storm water engineer and aggressively pursue a portion of NOAA’s stimulus funds. VIRCD president Diane Capeheart was proud of her organi2 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 Parent University Classes Continue T o Help Children Succeed in SchoolParents on the island of St. John still have a chance to learn more about how to help their children succeed in school and in the community as students in session III of the district’s Parent University Program. Classes began on Tuesday, April 13, at the Julius E. Sprauve School at 6 p.m. and will also be hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday for the next two weeks. “We are pleased to bring the Parent University Program to the St. John community,” said St. Thomas/St. John Superintendent Jeanette Smith-Barry. “The program is open to all parents and about the parents. We look forward to the St. John community coming out to support the initiative and our children.” The series of classes being offered include: developing a winning attitude in your children; learn it! free summer enrichment program for elementary students; understanding how schools work and more. Transportation, child care and refreshments will be provided each evening. For more details call Richardson at 775-2250, ext. 8530.VIRCD, NOAA and CBCC Ofcially Launch Watershed Restoration ProjectContinued from Page One 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 Del. Christiansen T o Speak at JFLI’s 14th Anniversary Celebration April 24The John’s Folly Learning Institute will celebrate its 14th anniversary on Saturday, April 24, with a ceremony starting at 11:30 a.m. at the school. The guest speaker will be Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen and food and refreshments will be available after the program. there will be a candlelight vigil in Cruz Bay’s Frank Powell Park from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate Crime Victims’ Rights Week from April 18 to the 24. For more details, call 713-1612. Crime Victims’ Rights Event April 22Join Friends of V.I. National Park on Sunday, May 2, and Sunday, May 16, both at 8:30 a.m. for practice swims before the big race, which is on Sunday, May 30. Meet at Maho Bay beach at 8:30 a.m. and swim the short course portion of the race to Cinnamon (approximately 1 mile). Swim asswim! Safety boats will be in the water for support. To register for the swim go to www.friendsvinp.org/swim.Beach-to-Beach Practice Swims SetHugs V.I. is hosting a meeting for St. John parents who have children with special needs or children who receive or qualify for services (speech, occupational and physical therapy, etc) from the public school system, including those who are home schooled, on Thursday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria Child care will be provided and items on the agenda include: satisfaction of instruction and services provided by the Department of Special Education; discussions for IEP advocacy; and parental satisfaction of child’s diagnosis and services provided. Please join Hugs V.I. as it unites St. John parents to advocate for children with special needs. Hugs V.I. is a St Thomas/St John parent support group for par ents and caregivers of individuals with special needs. For more details check out www.hugs-vi.org, or call 244-9568 or 690-2540.Hugs V.I. Hosting St. John Support Meeting April 22 at Sprauve SchoolSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam LynchCBCC president Sharon Coldren shared details of the group’s ambitious watershed restoration project being funded by NOAA. Continued on Page 17

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Julius E. Sprauve School students, parents and faculty were reeling last week in the aftermath of the worst violence the Cruz Bay public elementary and middle school has ever seen. A 14-year-old JESS student from St. John was stabbed on the left side of his upper torso by a 16-year-old JESS student from St. Thomas around 10:30 a.m. at the school on Thursday morning, April 8. A fellow JESS student, a 15-year-old from St. John, brought the switchblade used in the attack to school and was also involved with the stabbing, according to information from the V.I. Police Department. The 14-year-old victim was treated and released from Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center and was recovering from his injuries last week, according to JESS principal Mario Francis. “The student, while not back to school yet, has recuperated,” said Francis. “His injuries were not life threatening.” Both students involved with the incident were arrested and now, in addition to facing serious punishment from the Department of Education and JESS, the two teens face criminal charges as well. The 16-year-old St. Thomas resident was charged with thirddegree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon. The 15-yearold St. John resident was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and aiding and abetting in connection with the stabbing, according to VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames. Both teens were placed in the custody of the Youth Rehabilita tion Center on St. Croix as they await trial. They were also both suspended from JESS for 10 days and will face the Department of Education’s district superintendent in an expulsion hearing before Violence like this was previously unknown on the Cruz Bay school’s campus, which is home to 230 students in kindergarten through ninth grades, according to Francis. “Nothing like this has every happened in my tenure,” said Francis, who has been at the school for seven years. “This is not at all common for our school.” While Francis said the incident was an isolated act, several JESS faculty members, speaking on condition of anonymity, were not surprised with the violent attack at the once quiet public school. “There are a lot of things going on at that school,” said one JESS faculty member. “This is not the seventh grader brought one in to school and it was taken away by another student.” Recent reports of gang activ ity at JESS have also gone unreported, according to another staff member. “We’ve had gang experts in here talking to parents and teachers and telling them they see gang signs at the school, but no one does anything about it,” said the JESS staff member. “It seems people are just ignoring these things.” Thomas teen who stabbed the victim, has been violent in school, according to the staff member. The St. Thomas student was transferred to JESS last year after he was involved with an assault on a student at his former school, Ber tha C. Boschulte, according to the JESS employee. When the 16-year-old from Smith Bay was transferred to St. John, parents were upset and hosted a meeting at the school, but did not have the administration’s backing, explained the staff member. “We knew he was violent from why he was put in our school,” said the employee. “This is not a surprise.” “I think the administration doesn’t want the superintendent to know we have a lot of problems at the school,” said the JESS faculty member. “This is not just one problem — it’s an ongoing problem.” Whether or not signs of violence were looming at JESS, the faculty and student body pulled together last week in the wake of the incident. “The entire school community has been impacted by this because cis. “Although it wasn’t a severe wound, when we hear the word ‘stabbing’ our minds conjure up the worst case scenario. It has really impacted us.” Francis organized a schoolwide assembly on Friday, April 9, to discuss the matter and made a child psychologist available to the student body, he explained. “I have spoken with our student body and we had our child psychologist and our nurse talk ing with the children,” said the JESS principal. “We are rallying together.” To avoid future violence, Francis planned to initiate random searches of students and amp up St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 3 Thursday, April 22nd INDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............20 Ferry Schedules .................20 Stabbing Shocks Julius E. Sprauve School Staff and Students“We knew he was violent from why he was put in our school,” said the employee. “This is not a surprise.” “I think the administration doesn’t want the superintendent to know we have a lot of problems at the school,” said the JESS faculty member. “This is not just one problem — it’s an ongoing problem.”– Anonymous Julius E. Sprauve School faculty members tax quagmire in the Virgin Islands continues, the V.I. Unity Day Group hosted a rally in the Winston Wells ball park on Monday residents had some questions answered and vented frustration with the government’s real property tax revaluation results. The government recently issued as it continues legal disputes over the revaluations that St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropcial FocusHUNDREDS GATHER T O HEAR ABOUT ST . JOHN PROPERTY T AXES

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4 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay residents will have the chance to weigh in on a model land use plan for the area and upcoming changes slated for the territory-wide subdivision codes, Department of Planning and last week. The need for planned development took center stage at a Coral Bay Community Council forum on Monday evening, April 14, at the John’s Folly Learning Institute, which featured DPNR’s Coastal and Comprehensive Zone Planning director Marjorie Emmanuel and DPNR’s St. John Principle Planner Stuart Smith. “We at DPNR have contracted with Rutgers University to undertake a revision of our current code,” said Emmanuel. “They did an assessment of ings indicated that we needed to do a major overhaul of the current code. Rutgers to have the lead team here late next month to start revising the code.” “The zoning maps will be updated as part of this as well,” said Emmanuel. DPNR will be asking residents on all three islands with knowledge of the subdivision code to join technical advisory committees, Emmanuel added. “We will pull together three groups, one on St. John, one on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix, to be technical advisors,” she said. “We’ll be looking for eight to 10 people on each island who have knowledge of the code or work with the code.” will span about 18 months and will be entire code and zoning maps, Emmanuel added. of revising the code which is a massive the next step in the process will be to create a new document or take another look at the old document.” Coral Bay residents at the CBCC meeting also had a chance to hear from St. John Planner Stuart Smith, who was recently hired by DPNR, but has long dreamed of life in the islands. “I’ve wanted to live here since I was I was a child, I was lucky enough to spend most of my family vacations in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. I fell in love with the islands and the people.” While Smith’s background in North Carolina seems like a far cry from local building concerns, he had to deal with steep slopes and costal development as a planner in the private sector. “Up in the mountains we dealt with a lot of steep slope building and then I moved to the coast where I went into development and planning for the private sector,” Smith said. “For the last three years I dealt with coastal development like marinas and pump out facilities. I didn’t come away with all the answers, but I did come away with the St. John residents should take advantage of upcoming opportunities to have their voices heard as DPNR hosts public hearings to creates rules and regulations overseeing telecommunications and wind energy. “These meetings are a great opportunity for you to have your voice heard,” said Smith. “These meetings really are going to pay off in the future.” With its relatively small scale development, Coral Bay presents an oppor tunity for planned growth, according to resident Carol Beckowitz. “We have an opportunity in Coral Bay to do a good job,” said Beckowitz. “I hope as we move forward to have more creative input in these zoning ar eas. Just because they are there, doesn’t mean they are right.” “We have to think about the future and schools, churches, public space, Beckowitz said. DPNR has considered those concerns, Emmanuel explained. With the community’s support, the department is hoping to shift the decision power for zoning use from the V.I. Legislature to planning boards on all three islands, according to the CZZP director. “The revised code will have to be approved by the legislature,” said Emmanuel. “So if you want to make that change from legislature decisions to planning board decisions, the public will have to be forceful in its opinion. The public needs to make its voice heard if that is the direction you want to go in.” St. John Tradewinds V.I. National Park and Friends of VINP are excited to announce this year’s Earth Day events, which include the 2010 Earth Day Environmental Fair on Friday, April 23. This year the fair will be hosted once again at 1 p.m. This year Friends is also hosting a marine component to the Earth Day Fair called Reef Fest, on Saturday April 24. Reef Fest will coincide with the 40th Anniver sary of the Earth Day celebration as St. John youth and their families spend an educational fun day at Hawksnest Beach from noon to 5 p.m. Friends’ goal in hosting both events is to educate, inform and inspire V.I. youth and the community on the importance of preserving and protecting the environment. Both events are free and open to the public and all St. John schools are invited. Last year more than 700 St. John students attended the Earth Day Fair and Friends anticipates more than 200 participants at Reef Fest. Island-wide beach clean-ups will also be happening throughout the week. Participants of the Friends’ Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program are asked to remove debris from their adopted beach/trail as part of the island-wide cleanup. The Adopt-ABeach/Trail program encourages volunteer groups to adopt a site and become responsible for keeping it clean. Volunteers are needed to help make these events successful. Those interested in volunteering for Earth Day or Reef Fest should contact Audrey Penn at 779-4940. Friends of VINP Hosting Earth Day 2010 Events April 23Residents Ready T o Work on Land Use, Zoning Maps

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St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 5 Major Portion of Coral Bay, Marsh Estate Proposed as Territorial ParkBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents at the Coral Bay ground breaking ceremony for its watershed restoration projects (see related story on Cover Page), delighted in the news Attorney William Blum shared with the crowd. Blum was on hand for the event as a representative of the Egbert Marsh Trust, the owners of a 170acre parcel which is a major portion of the Coral Bay valley. Instead of wanting to develop the property, Egbert Marsh’s grandson, Sheldon Marsh, hopes to sell it to the V.I. Government to create a public ter ritorial park, Blum announced at the groundbreaking ceremony. “It is hoped that the government will acquire this historically a very special park for the people of the Virgin Islands,” said Blum. The parcel of land stretches from the north side of King Hill way to Ajax Peak on Centerline Road and includes extensive ruins from the former plantation including a great house, mill and cemetery. of the land which prompted Sheldon Marsh, to try to protect the area from a bulldozer, he explained. “Since I was a little kid I have always wanted to protect those ruins,” said Marsh. “There are two sugar mills in there, horse mills, slaughtering buildings from when it was a cattle farm, the great house is still there and there is a cemetery there from the Germans who owned the property in the 1880s before my family owned it.” Marsh, who lives in Connecticut, has been working with federal and territorial agencies on the park plan for about two years now. Under the current plan for the area, Marsh is trying to secure matching funds to make the parcel easier for the local government to acquire. The current asking price on the table is $12 million, 75 percent of which would be paid under the plan by a grant from the Washington, D.C.-based Forest Legacy, Marsh explained. That would leave the V.I. Government with only having to foot 25 percent of the bill for the property, or less if local funds are secured to drive the price down even further, Marsh added. “The government is looking get more local matching funds for the parcel,” he said. “We’re also working with the Forest Service of the Virgin Islands on this project.” Marsh is not in the position to simply hand the deed over the government, but hopes the matching fund arrangement will result in a positive outcome for the Egbert Marsh Trust, the V.I. Government and the people of the Virgin Islands. “It’s a double-edged sword,” said Marsh. “We’re not Rockefellers — we can’t just give this away. But we wanted to balance conser vation with making the Trust viable.” the park will be a mandated appraisal of the area by the federal government. If all goes according to plan — which is by no means certain — the area could be turned into a territorial park by the end of the year, according to Marsh. “The grant should be announced by the end of the year,” said Marsh. “But if the federal government decides not to award the funds all at one time, that will be a delay of at least a year. But I’m optimistic that we’ll realize this as a park within a year or so.” Senator at Large Craig Barshinger has been working with the Egbert Marsh Trust and Attor ney Blum for months to help on the local government side of the plan. “This is not just some junk land that they are looking to get rid of,” said Barshinger. “This is excellent prime land that has amazing cultural resources. These are tough economic times and the government can’t just shell out $12 million.” “But we’ve been working with Attorney Blum for months now on the senator. “This is a huge oppor tunity for us and for future generations.” St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Elieen Victor valley, above.

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6 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 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 By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Two more St. John properties have been forever changed thanks to Governor John deJongh’s April 7 approval of rezoning requests for Bay Isle Associates and the Boynes family. A request by Bay Isle Associates, developer of the Cruz Bay luxury condominium project Grande Bay, to rezone its 0.26acre lot, 3Abc, from W-1 to R-4 was narrowly approved in March by the V.I. Legislature. The developer sought the rezoning to allow proposed changes to Grande Bay’s building E, which is currently built an empty shell. Bay Isle initially hoped the building would contain two dwelling units, as allowed under W-1; straints, the developer now plans to construct six condos in building E — three two-bedrooms units and three one-bedrooms units. Bay Isle’s request for a variance for the construction of an on-site sundry shop was also approved by the Legislature and the governor. DeJongh said he carefully considered all comments from both those in support of, and those against the rezoning, as well as Grande Bay’s long history – a several years-long construction phase, and a change of management – when making his decision. “It may be that if this project commenced today, it would not be approved, but we cannot ignore that it is very much a reality, and its completion is the best outcome,” said deJongh. Neighboring property owner Liza Trey, who is suing Bay Isle for alleged zoning violations at the Grande Bay development, was stunned to learn that Bay Isle’s re“I will see Bay Isles et al in court sooner than later,” said Trey. “It’s amazing that in a free world, a government does not protect one’s property rights. This is one of the reasons my parents came to the U.S.” Senator Craig Barshinger, who spoke out against the rezoning at Bay Isles’ March 4 hearing before the V.I. Legislature, was also unhappy with the governor’s approval of the rezoning bill. “I think that the rezoning was ill-advised, because the density of the site will be increased,” said Barshinger. “The exterior dimensions of the building may not increase, but the already fragile, already strained infrastructure of sewage and roads in Cruz Bay will now have to accommodate a higher density in those units. With luxury units, people who stay there usually weigh more heavily on our services; they use more water and more sewage, so I’m concerned about that.” Barshinger asked Bay Isles at the March 4 hearing to consider using the currently empty building E as a yoga studio, or to provide more amenities for resort guests; however, Bay Isles representatives acknowledged the additional conreasons. “You don’t have to cram paying guests into every little nook and cranny,” said Barshinger. “But it’s all about money.” Bay Isles co-manager Elita Kane said she was relieved the rezoning was approved and is lookGrande Bay. “Finishing the project means a lot to us in proving that we’d like to be good neighbors,” said Kane. “Everybody will be happy when the construction is totally done. We’ll create more jobs, create more tourism and it will just be a very good thing for St. John.” Kane was scheduled to arrive on St. John on Friday, April 16, to contractor before moving forward with the last phase of construction. The Boynes family’s request to have its 7,800 square foot parcel, located at 131 Estate Contact and Enighed, rezoned from R-4 to B-2 for the construction of a three-story building, with space to be leased to the U.S. Postal Service for a new Governor deJongh Approves Grande Bay and Post Ofce Rezonings on St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottThe governor’s signature last week cleared the last hurdle in the long rezoning journey for Grande Bay, above. Continued on Page 21

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About 100 residents dressed to the nines enjoyed a night of laughter, dining and dancing while raising serious money for the Julius E. Sprauve School. The 13th annual JESS gala, on Saturday night, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort was themed “Build ing a Brighter Tomorrow by Car ing, Nurturing and Educating Our Children.” The event raised about $50,000 for the St. John public elementary and middle school, according to JESS principal Mario Francis. “Right now it’s abut $50,000 and counting,” Francis said last week. “We still have some folks who customarily donate and haven’t had a chance to do so yet. So we think that number is going to continue to rise.” Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center physician Dr. Joseph DeJames kept the crowd in stitches as the master of ceremo nies for the night. After enjoying cocktails on to the beach-front dining room to rity waiters including Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis, Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, St. John Administrator Leona Smith and Caneel Bay Resort managing director Nikolay Hotze. While arriving a bit too late to serve the salad course, Governor John deJongh did attend the gala and took time out to say hello to many people in the crowd. Gala attendees were impressed with JESS students who took cenof whom was Aleek Thomas who told the audience what makes his school so special. “The teachers really care about you,” said Thomas. “They are always after you to do well and keep studying.” Joined by his fellow student St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 7 Annual JESS Gala Garners $50,000 for Cruz Bay Public SchoolContinued on Page 17St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch the JESS Band.

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8 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A few hundred people enjoyed the cooling breezes, beautiful views and great food at St. John tival fund raiser on Sunday afternoon, April 11, at the school’s John’s Folly Learning Institute headquarters. The school raised about $2,700 from the event, which is being KidsFirst! which supports early childhood education. The afternoon included donkey rides with Pepe and Renita from Carolina Corral, arts and crafts, food, refreshments, games and a rummage sale. The burgeoning school is now in its second year and has about 12 students between the ages of two-and-a-half and seven. St. John Montessori has the capacity to teach 26 children between the ages of two-and-a-half and eight. “We had a great time,” said Debra Polucci, St. John Montessori director. “The crowd was basically all ages from all around St. John. We had a great diversity of people.” While the little ones enjoyed fruit punch and snacks, adults at the fund raiser were able to par take of St. John Brewers suds, Polucci added. “We had a lot of donors who took care of food and drinks and so many things,” she said. “Our biggest donor was Aqua Bistro which donated all of the food.” St. John Montessori School is still accepting students and donations. For more information about the school call at 775-9594.St. John Montessori Fundraiser Nets $2,700, T o Be Matched By KidsFirst!St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea MilamSt. John resident Dax Chouiniere enjoys a donkey ride Kids participated in arts and crafts projects and decorating cupcakes. Resident Discovers Suicide VictimBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A Coral Bay property owner checking on his land was shocked day afternoon, April 13. The incident is being handled as a suicide and V.I. Police DeThe deceased, who was discovered on Tuesday afternoon, April 13, around 3 p.m., was a 64-year-old white male. He was found hanging from a tree in the Lower Estate Carolina section of Coral Bay, according to information from the V.I. Police Department. “No foul play has been suspected,” said VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames. “The case is being treated as a suicide, but the cause of death can only be determined by a medical examiner.” The Coral Bay property owner who discovered the body immediately called the VIPD, he explained. The man asked not to be “The police responded promptly and with complete professionrived at the site after we were there.” pletely professional,” said the Coral Bay resident. The deceased man was reportedly living in a camper on the land, which is located in the Coral Bay valley behind the Domino Gas Station. He was reported last seen late the previous week, according to the Coral Bay resident who discovered the body. The victim had a dog which lived with him on the property, but is now being cared for by family, the resident added. following a woman who was found hanging from a Westin Resort and Villas shower curtain rod in November 2009. The woman’s

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Ever wondered how some of the more uniquely-named St. John places came to be known by such monikers? That information is now just a mouse click away, thanks to the St. John Historical Society’s new online map. The place names which appear on the map were gathered during the V.I. Humanities Council grantsponsored “Mapping the Cultural Geography of St. John, 1840s to 1940s” project. Grant writer Crystal Fortwangler, project director Beulah Dalmida and SJHS advisors and board members interviewed several culture bearers, collecting a wealth of information on St. John place names, some of which survived orally from generation to generation and are being The results of the project were ing of the season on Tuesday evening, April 13, at the Bethany Moravian Church. “It’s critical to understand the oral history connected to these places,” said Fortwangler. “Place names are often linked to families, people or events.” Information has so far been gathered regarding Coral Bay and East End, and SJHS hopes to continue the project, eventually mapping the entire island of St. John. Culture bearers interviewed for the project were either born and raised on St. John, or have lived on the island for a long time; can trace their genealogy back many generations on St. John; and went to school on the island. “Local names can now be maintained for generations to come,” said Dalmida, a native St. Johnian herself. “We had a great time interviewing the culture bearers, and they talked from their heart. I cannot say how important this project is for us.” Several of the culture bear ers were present at the April 13 meeting, including island icon Guy Benjamin, who spoke of the importance of recording place names. “When you look at a map, Benjamin. “We want you to know we’re here.” Culture bearer Alvis Christian grew up on St. John in the 1950s, a decade that straddled the way life used to be and the island many residents know today. He spoke of the caring mentality and resourcefulness of native residents in ear lier times. “I like the old way better,” said Christian. “This project is going to preserve a whole lot of what we would have lost in the future.” SJHS’s interactive map can be found at the society’s Web site by clicking on “Maps” at the top of the home page. From there, users can select from several maps they would like to view, all the way from Peter Oxholm’s 1800 map to a recent satellite image of the island. The maps contain markers, which users can click on, that will reveal the place name, an explanation from one of the project’s culture bearers, and information on the historical context of the place’s name — often stemming from Danish times. SJHS webmaster Peter Burgess debuted a few of the place names, including “Breakwater,” where the gas station is currently located in Coral Bay. The area got its name and during the 1840s-1940s, water even broke over the road from the sea on particularly rough days. A place called Soldier Wash, located in John’s Folly, got its name from the thousands of soldier crabs who traverse through there on their way down to the sea each September, when they change out their shells. SJHS board consultant David Knight encouraged the audience to embrace cultural place names and pass them down to ancestors. “By memorializing these place names, they will be put out there,” said Knight. “The cultural heritage of St. John is extremely endangered.” To learn about the nearly 100 place names already recorded, visit the SJHS Web site at www. stjohnhistoricalsociety.org.St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 9 SJHS Unveils New Interactive Map Recording Place Names for First Time Crystal Fortwangler, principal grant writer for the V.I. Humanities Council Grant “Mapping the Cultural Geography of St. discusses the history embedded in the names of St. John places at the St. John Historical Society’s project is recording many locally time.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s Paradise

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By Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds St. Joh residents can catch a glimpse — and perhaps a greater understanding — of the rarely-seen phenomena occurring beneath Vir gin Island waters this Thursday at Fest Film Night. As an awe-inspiring kick off to the 2010 Reef Fest and Earth Day tecting resources in the Virgin Islands on Thursday evening, April The Marketplace, including St. Steve Simonsen’s never before seen documentary. spire appreciation for the history, culture and oceanic environment of our U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Rea McQueen Roberts, marketing and outreach director for the St. John Film Society, which has partnered with the National Park, the University of the Virgin Islands and the Friends of the National Park for the event. “When we were approached by the Friends to partici pate in this year’s Earth Day and Reef Fest activities, we felt that we could do our part in reaching out to a larger audience through the meSimonsen is headlining the evening with the debut of “The Leath erbacks of St. Croix,” his riveting in-the-works documentary about the conservation of Leatherback sea turtles at Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge on St Croix. “To have something this primordial occurring each year on the shores of our neighboring island is an unbelievable spectacle of raw nature a kin to seeing the Grand Canyon or Bioluminescent Bay in Vieques,” Simonsen said. “Everyone should see this and that’s my job.” Working alongside members of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the West Indies Marine Animal Research and Conservation Ser help raise awareness of the endangered creatures to help protect, recover and sustain the threatened and endangered marine animals of the West Indies. “We are fortunate enough to have Steve Simonsen debuting a portion of his work-in-progress something we are hoping we continue for years to come,” McQueen Roberts said of the upcom-10 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 Continued on Page 17St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Steve Simonsen footage of baby hatchlings just out of the nest, above. April 22 Reef Fest Film Night To Feature Local Productions on Leatherbacks, Grouper, Lionsh crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356

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St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 11 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Friends from across St. John, St. Thomas and even the mainland converged on St. Peter Greathouse on Saturday night, April 10, to toast this year’s St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Wilbur “Bill” LaMotta Community Service honorees. Patrick and Yanick Bayard, Cid Hamling, Albert Bryan and Lindley “Buddy” Kennings were honored with the LaMotta awards while Shamoy David was recognized with the chamber’s student achieve ment award. The Public Finance Authority Building and Mafolies Day Care were recognized by the local chamber of commerce with the 2010 Awards for Design Excellence. As entrepreneurs and committed public service supporters the Bayards have been an integral part of St. Thomas life for decades. Patrick and Yanick Bayard have worked with the Brunts since the 1970s and Yanick still runs day-to-day operations at Sea Chest while Patrick now dedicates his time to overseeing “My parents are the gems of my life,” said their son Dax Bayard. “My gratitude for what they have given me — values, education, safety, support, love — are exceeded only by my respect for the generosity of spirit they show to the community and world around them. They are true exemplars.” Before taking over as commissioner for the Department of Labor, Albert Bryan worked for HOVENSA, the V.I. Housing Authority and Innovative Communication Corporation. He also co-founded Generation munity service and mentoring. Owner of Connections and a consummate commu nity activist, Cid Hamling has called St. John home since 1981. In addition to offering much needed ser vices on St. John, Hamling also serves on Friends of V.I. National Park’s board of directors and is the administrator of the St. John Revolving Fund. Lindley “Buddy” Kennings is sports director of Ackley Media Group and the bureau chief of sports and recreation for the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks for tackle football and is a St. Thomas/St. John Inter scholastic Athletic Association board member. cer. Two years later is the state president of the Virgin Islands FBLA overseeing the group’s activities in the entire territory. David is also an Amalian National Honors Society member and part of the CAHS steel orchestra. house where friends and family enjoyed dinner and dancing while celebrating the honorees’ many accom plishments. St. John Tradewinds At the close of the successful 14th Annual Memorial Softball Tournament, the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that scholarship appli cations are now available for the 2010-11 school year. This year’s renewable $2,500 annual award is offered to a qualifying St. John female whose family or self has resided on St. who plans to attend or is attending an accredited college or university. Applications may be picked up at Connections in Cruz Bay or Coral Bay or by contact ing the Rutniks at 693-8069. The deadline for submission is May 1 and notice will be given on or before May 15, 2010. A one-year, $2,500 scholar ship award is also being offered to a qualifying student from Elmore Stout High School in Tor tola — the winners of this year’s tournament championship. Another one-year award is also being offered to a St. John student to attend elementary school at the Gifft Hill School on St. John. Applications are avail able at Gifft Hill School or by calling Beth Knight at 776-6595. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund and the Rutnik family wish to thank the community for their support of this year’s very successful and exciting tournament. Chamber of Commerce Honors Five Residents with LaMotta Service AwardSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jean VanceSt. John honoree Cid HamlingSt. 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 Virgin Islands high school for higher education. The needand merit-based scholarship award is an annual scholarship Consisting of $5,000 $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 beginning of each semester. Students are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 average. Application forms can be obtained from high school guidance counselors, at Connections or by emailing william@willigerod.com or jfuller@rotarystjohn.org. All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be interviewed. The interviews will be conducted in May 2010. Applications, including the essay, letters of reference and completed and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on April 28.Javon J. Alfred Memorial ScholarshipRuby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship

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12 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 Week of the Young Child Celebrated at Island SchoolsJulius E. Sprauve School students, above, Guy Benjamin School students, at right, and Gifft Hill School students, below, all celebrated the Week of the Young Child with special events on St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott NOW OPEN WITH NEW MENUHappy Hour: 4:30-5:30pm Dinner Served: 5:30-8:30pmOPEN NIGHTLYE state Concordia P reserve, Coral Bay, St. John USVI (Just above Saltpond Bay) 340-693-5855

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John artist Janet Cook-Rutnik opened a new show of work on April 16 at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted, St. Croix. The exhibition is entitled, “The Journey,” and it includes digital photographs, videos and paintings all dealing with looking, seeing and experiencing things in a “time stilled” dimension. The Journey video explores the condition of living globally — it was shot while driving through New York City, the Caribbean and Africa. Still images have been captured, printed digitally and in some cases, painted on canvas. Other components of this large scale presentation include a series called, Looking, in which discarded photos are painted over to present a mysterious narrative that the viewer is invited to complete in this interactive piece. Seeing, is a series of images of stills from videos shot while driving through St. Croix and St. Thomas. A fourth part of this multimedia show is called, Time – One and a Half Minutes. Shown simultaneously two video pieces, Breathing and the Swimmer, are intended to explore and transmit a physical sense of a palpable but utterly abstract notion — time. While living and working on St. John since 1969, Rutnik is no stranger to St. Croix or the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts and has been an active supporter and participant of the art scene on all three islands. The exhibition, the Journey, is funded in part by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and is sponsored by the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. The show will be on view until May 29. For more information call 6938069 or CMCA at 772-2622. The artist’s work may also be seen on www.cookrutnikART.vi. St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 13 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 Sports Massage Soft-tissue Injuries Energy WorkLina GuildLicensed Massage Therapist 776-6223 WESTIN VIRGIN GRAND VILLA OWNERSAre you concerned about rapidly escalating maintenance fees and special assessments? Are you tired of getting less service for far more money? Are you exasperated by the lack of transparency of Starwood’s management? Are you aware of the loss of resale value because of high maintenance fees? Are you aware that owners who pay their fees are being required to pay the unpaid maintenance fees of other owners? We are villa owners who want to prevent Starwood from making more costly changes without required owner consent. We also want to revise the by-laws, which give Starwood complete control of the Board of the owners’ association until the very last unit is sold. And we want to elect independent owner representatives to that Board. We need the names and e-mail addresses of as many owners as possible because Starwood won’t disclose that information. If you are interested in obtaining more information or participating, log on to http://stjohnvirgingrandvillaowners.com/Forum/ or please email Gene Jaspan: CruisingEMJ@gmail.com b b b b b Janet Cook-Rutnik Opens New Show “The Journey” at St. Croix’s CMCA Benet for Dan Feltman Set for May 8 at High TideBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While everyone on the gridiron has a great time showing off their football skills to the delight of Love City spectators, the St. John Men’s Flag Football league is a contact sport and injuries do happen. Now the community is helping one injured player cover the vast difference between the $1,000 insurance covered by the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation and his mounting medical bills. Dan Feltman, a member of the Boondocks team and a bar tender at High Tide Restaurant, suffered a devastating knee injury during a March 19 game. Feltman tore his ACL, MCL and PCL, putting the young man out of work for at least the next nine months. With his medical bills now reaching between $70,000 and $80,000, the government department’s insurance effort has left a gaping hole in expenses. Feltman’s friends are rallying around the injured football player and hosting a fund raiser on Saturday night, May 8, at High Tide Restaurant in Wharfside right near the Cruz Bay ferry dock. Live music by Sex Machine food and drinks will be on tap enjoy the music while helping Feltman get back on his feet. Tax deductible donations for Feltman can be made through the St. John Revolving Fund at Connections. Checks should be made out to the St. John Revolving Fund with Feltman’s name in the memo line. For more information about donating through the St. John Revolving Fund, call Connections at 776-6922. High Tide is still collecting information or to make a donation to Feltman’s fund raiser call the restaurant at 714-6169.

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14 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 Jeanie Cockayne’s most recent words to this tragedy are surprisingly compassionate considering the great loss of her son Jamie. I applaud her for the ability to put aside hate that would consume anyone’s heart for one of compassion for the mothers of the guilty. For Jeanie, family and friends, this is no celebration as she says, for no one wins. But the perpetrators of such a heinous and unthinkable crime must be punished appropriately for the gravity of their crime and Justice must be served in the name of Jamie and the rest of society. Leeann Broad Keeping Track of Crime2009 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 5 Arsons: 0 2010 TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Arsons: 0 Rapes: 0 Obituary Letters to St. John TradewindsA Master Plan for the Creek and Enighed Pond FacilityWe need to master plan from our Creek Landing to the Enighed Pond. There are a number of excellent opportunities to improve St. John by increased utili zation of the space at the Enighed Pond, in conjunc tion with cleaning up, beautifying, and re-organizing the downtown Creek area. To do this properly requires master planning. At this time, the St. John planner and the Port Authority, with input from the St. John community, can together help create an improved St. John. Let’s urge the Port Authority to complete the 150 parking spaces at the pond, but also to enter into a planning process to make the best plan for both the Creek and the Pond. St. John should not exist in hindsight when so many choices are available to make a better future. With a new enthusiasm, we are seeing St. John residents offering suggestions on what could be a new planning process. I see this involvement as a new beginning crawling out of an over impacted town and a past neglect of planning. St. John is being given a rare opportunity to plan land at the Enighed Pond gives us a chance to grow a better town. With downtown Cruz Bay bursting at the seams, this vacant land offers a chance to reasonably plan to improve our town, the Creek, and the usefulness of the Pond, along with creating economic opportunities for our community. A moment of planning could greatly help the Port Authority achieve a better economy as well. Since the Enighed Pond was built, costing over $16 million, only a few barges and a rare ship enjoy the use of this huge area. Over two-thirds of the dock sits vacant and unused, while the Creek is strangling with impacts. The waters at the pond are two to three times larger than our congested Creek waters where boats have to By moving the Customs Depot, the Cruise Ship Depot, and the Inter-Island Depot to the Pond, the Creek can be a center of economic opportunity for the Port Authority, while creating an attractive center piece for our town. There is no money in depots, but center at the Creek. Here are some possibilities that would greatly benfor the Port Authority. Cruz Bay can be a much better town, both visually and economically. Some of these are attainable with minimum effort and cost. All should be considered for possible future implementa tion. 1. Move Customs and Security needs to Enighed for the Port Authority and more access and less congestion for our marine visitors. ater/restrooms and other such uses at Enighed Pond to replace the large unproductive and unattractive areas of dirt. pond road, we could bring back the seaplane service at this location, complete with user fees for the Port at the Vendors Village. 4. Consider having Carnival and other events at an amphitheater at the pond. This is a much better and larger venue than in the middle of downtown. Cur rently, the only parking lot available for downtown parking is essentially lost for several weeks during Carnival. 5. A boardwalk should be created both at Enighed Pond and along the waterfront at Cruz Bay. This beauboating economy. 6. A pump out station and boat slip rentals can be created at the Enighed Pond with a boardwalk marina on top of the metal seawall. from the school to the Enighed Pond using the same landscaped site for carnival and events. The school we can have a walk-around town. 8. At the pond, there could be a car rental lot, just like at an airport, where visitors can comfortably pick up and drop off their cars. This will free up so much of our downtown. cial gain and better management and lets the Port Authority live up to its mission statement to enhance economic opportunities. For all of us who live on or visit St. John, we will have a much better town and island. St. John Tradewinds Known as “Cosmic Lee” to the many friends who visited her “gypsy caravan” by the sea for inspiration, Lee Sterling, a resident of Coral Bay, St. John for 28 years, left her body on March 13, 2010, in Maui, Hawaii, where she spent the last year of her life. She is survived by her daughters, Jo Sterling and Shannon Sterling of St. John and her son, Fincher Sterling of Maui, Hawaii; her grandchildren, Tobin Osteen, Maya Mathews-Sterling and Merina Sterling; and her great-grandchildren, Carter and Jared Osteen. As a gifted artist and spiritual philosopher, Lee delighted locals and visitors with her humor, insights and art. Visits with her could include simply laughing at her favorite quotes and stories or viewing her latest creations from clay or cloth — mongoose sculptures, silk tiny treasures from the sea or whimsical lamps and shades. Lee’s laughter and attention to the miraculous details in nature made every visit a joy and often an awakening. Whether marveling ing a friend through problems, Lee always viewed everything from a Cosmic point of view. There will be a celebration of Lee’s life at Miss Lucy’s Restaurant in Coral Bay on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. As Miss Lucy’s is closed on Mondays, Lee’s friends and family will share a potluck dinner together. Please bring a dish and favorite stories to share.Lee Sterling Passes Compassion for Mothers, But Justice Must Be Served SEND OBITUARIES T O EDIT OR@TRADEWINDS.VI

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Letter to St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 15 What Do Y ou Think? Send letters to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, APRIL 22ND A Dog StoryOn Tuesday, April 13, my son and I were inspecting a parcel of property that I own located in the were walking through the property a large black dog came towards us. I recognized the dog as Jackson, owned by a man who was living on an adjacent property owner’s land. I thought it was a little unusual and I had a premonition. Jackson in previous visits had never left the presence of his owner. I petted Jackson on the head and he turned around and ran back up the trail to the adjacent property. On arriving there he was licking the legs of a body hanging from a large, well-known tree on the adja cent property owner’s land. My worst fears were substantiated. I called the V.I. Police Department. I went to meet the police up at the Coral Bay substation. When I got back with the police, the dog was missing and I was really worried. However I subsequently talked to the son of the camper and he told me that he had Jackson. Now, Jackson is being cared for by the victim’s son. I cannot help but respond to the Tradewinds letter “Paying Too Much for Turnabout.” Studying civil, mechanical engineering, business, having my own businesses and working in numerous other businesses on multi-million dollar construction/ development projects, I cringed when the roundabout project was announced, wondering how on earth were they going to get all the utilities including electri cal, communications, storm drains, water, sewer and whatever else through there without completely tying up the island’s most major intersection. Well they did it, and had to do it the hard way — would dig the utilities in, just far enough to get so they would dig up the next section while letting the All the while they had to get the grades right, the adjacent school, public, commercial and residential property squared away to having as little as possible short-term and long term impact. Plus all the required vital sidewalks, crosswalks, signage and lighting. Most people do not realize that the complexity of a project like this of not only scheduling functions, but also manpower, subcontractors, materials, outside to come out “on time and within budget.” To do that a system was developed by the U.S. government years ago called critical path method, CPM. It is best used in a computer-based way because comcades ago, and am still using computer aided cost control methods to helping my service and retail sector clients today. While I have not read their contract, most likely Island Roads has penalty clauses for being over budget and over time and may also have bonuses for being on time and under budget. Regardless, considering the countless times I have around that intersection, and particularly in light of the Enighed Port dock and its vital St. John lifeline, I analyze the roundabout as a real bargain! Kudos to Island Roads and their roundabout super intendent Charlie. 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Everybody has to pay 2.9 percent of their salary or similar income to the Medicare fund and there is no upper limit on these contributions, which means that richer people have to pay much more for the same service they receive from the Medicare later on, which is very socialistic. Mr. Miller is right that malpractice rewards should “pain and suffering” which cannot be measured objectively and the reward can be anything between $100 and $5 million. My friend who is an obstetrician pays $200,000 a year for malpractice insurance premium because there are too many malpractice suits against the obstetricians. If the child has some mental or physical problem later on, the obstetrician is probably responsible for it according to the lawyers. The obstetrician gets from the insurance about $2,500 for the delivery, including the care during penses are not billed separately. I am not surprised that the obstetricians refuse to take care of pregnant wives of the lawyers to lower the frequency of possible malpractice suits. There fee which is about 30 percent of the reward of the malpractice suite. Doctors have to order many expensive tests because they must practice a defensive medicine. This, of course, increases the medical expenses and it is one of the reasons that medical care costs so much. However, it is hard to imagine that congress would approve a reasonable malpractice suit reform because the congressmen are themselves mostly lawyers. Misunderstandings About Medicare and Limiting Malpratice Suits

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16 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 This past February 18, I was vacationing on the isand explore. What a beautiful little gem of a bay, and seemingly quite unspoiled! Untilmy friends and I and the other beach visitors witnessed an awful assault. Most of us were out on the east mouth of the bay snorkeling in about 12 feet of water. I happened to pop my head up just as a Celebrity Solstice cruise ship came into view from the east. It was moving pretty fast, and seemed kind of close, but I don’t know much about cruise ships, so I went about my business of being awed by the underwater life. Within a minute or so I saw everything on the sea tumble as if they were being hit by an underwater hurricane. Then I realized I too was being sucked in the same direction, out of the bay. I started swimming hard against this huge current, but suddenly the same current was whisking me back toward shore. I heard someone yell something about “cruise ship wake!!” and everyone was paddling towards shore. We were met by an underwater wall of sand and debris. Finally back on shore, we saw the water had receded out 50 to 75 feet, completely exposing the shallow grass beds. Every urchin and conch and anything else from the shallows was now stranded far up on shore. There were no waves, just this strange slow surging back and forth of the sea. The whole bay had become a swirling brown soup. All of us were pretty shook up. We were able to gather up the urchins and baby conch (at least 50 of them) and place them back into the grass beds as the water cleared. I felt like I had witnessed a small disaster, and I knew that the same thing was probably happening all up and down the north shore as the ship passed by. We ended up stopping off at the V.I. National Park headquarters and told a young ranger about it, and then I followed up with a letter to Superintendent Hardgrove, asking him; was this a normal occur rence? Wasn’t it damaging the reef? Could he help get it stopped? In a letter back to me, Mr. Hardgrove explained he was able to eventually reach the captain of that ship (I happened to snap a picture of it with my underwater camera) to tell him what had occurred. The Celebrity captain said he was unaware of the effects of the ship’s wake, and would reduce speed next time he came through. It is not clear to me if this was the normal route for cruise ships, through that narrow channel between St. John and Tortola. If it is, our National Park shallow shorelines are in big trouble. If other giant cruise ship companies use that route too, it seems like a speed limit needs to be imposed, at the very least. I care a lot about things like this, but I live far away in Michigan. I am asking the St. John Tradewinds to publish this letter, to hopefully get local people inter ested in helping Superintendent Hardgrove, and the Park Service, to address this recurring damage that the big ships are causing. Thank you for your consideration, Brown Bay Tsunami Caused by “Celebrity Solstice” Saturday, April 10 12:50 a.m. A citizen r/ seeing a man with a gun in the area of Cruz Bay. Police assistance. 5:50 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ that a female damaged his vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 8:24 a.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ a disturbance at the Elaine I. Sprauve Library. Disturbance of the peace. 11:35 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ a break-in in Estate Adrian. Burglary in the third. 7:13 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with two individuals who were not feeling well. Police assistance. 11:27 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ individuals throwing eggs in the area of Pine Peace. Police assistance. Sunday, April 11 5:29 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ someone on his property. Police assistance. 8:50 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ that a male trespassed on her business property. Trespassing. Monday, April 12 1:34 p.m. A citizen c/r being involved in a hit and run in the 6:30 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. property. Suicide. 6:45 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r his business in Susanaberg was broken into. Burglary in the third. 12:57 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance with her boyfriend. Destruction of property, D.V. 5:35 p.m. A citizen r/ his home was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 10:15 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ his brother threw a stick at him. No time given A citizen p/r that his house was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 9:55 a.m. A citizen r/ someone stole his license plate from his vehicle. Stolen license plate. 5:35 p.m. A citizen r/ money missing from her business. Embezzlement, D.V. 7:17 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance at the Cruz Bay ferry dock. Police assistance. 8:13 p.m. A citizen c/r someone trying to gain entry to his home. 8:29 p.m. A citizen r/ hearing a gun shot in the area of Coral 10:06 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Enighed. Disturbance of the peace. Friday, April 16 9:55 a.m. A visitor from Ohio p/r her rental vehicle was struck in an unknown location. Auto accident.Emergency Land Line: 911 Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110 Police Dept: 340-693-8880 Fire Station: 340-776-6333Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the WeekSt. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the community’s help to solve the following crimes. Anyone who know something, should please report it. Even informaenforcement needs to solve these cases. On Saturday, March 20, at about 1 a.m. while walking from the tennis courts in Cruz Bay, a man was struck and robbed by two black males who were 18to 25-years-old, medium build, and 5’6” to 5’9”. One was armed with a .38 revolver. An iPod, cash and house keys were taken. Afterwards, On Wednesday, March 31, at about 10 p.m., poing 6 of Bergs Home. On arrival, police found Khalid Guishard who had been shot multiple times and was critically injured. At this time Guishard is unable to tell police who shot him or why. On Friday, March 26, between 5 and 7 p.m., a thief(s) stole a very thin aluminum Apple Mac Book Pro laptop from a 2006 Silver Jeep Wrangler with a soft top, which was parked near Off The Wall restaurant in Cane Bay. The laptop is valued at $2,500, but to its owner, who is physically chal lenged, the information contained is very valuable. The minimum reward for the arrest of this thief is $714. Community members can submit tips on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI. org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Please note that technology makes it virtually impossible for anyone to trace a tip. To learn how it works, visit www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org . Letters to St. John Tradewinds

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zation’s role in securing the funding to improve watersheds throughout the Virgin Islands. “We were one out of only 50 projects to be awarded these funds,” said Capeheart. “This is nities to protect our habitats, improve our infrastructure and create jobs. I look forward to making things happen through VIRCD.” When local and federal governments work together with community organizations, evAA’s deputy assistant adminis trator for regulatory programs Samuel Rauch. “It’s the collaborative nature of these projects which makes them a success,” said Rauch. “A healthy economy and a healthy environment go hand in hand. Investing in our coastal habitats ploys skilled laborers.” A major part of the NOAA grant process was having “shovel ready” projects which were able to get started as soon as funding became available, Rauch added. “Shovel ready projects like these are especially important since we’re still recovering from the worst recession this country has seen since the Great Depression,” said Rauch. “Shovel ready projects get people to work and protect the environment.” In addition to reducing the sediment load in the Coral Bay watershed, the coastal restoration project could serve as a Caribbean-wide model, Rauch added. “This will set a model for future watershed projects across the Caribbean and nation-wide,” he said. “What we learn here we want to use nation-wide.” On his way to the Coral Bay ceremony, deJongh was reminded how beautiful the area is, explained the governor. “This is a very beautiful place and we must protect it while balancing growth and development,” said deJongh. “This grant is a tremendous effort toward that objective. What we’re trying to achieve is measured growth.” Hiring St. John principle planner Stuart Smith and moving ahead with several other projects are all part of the “mea sured growth” the island needs, deJongh explained. “Our hope is that by hiring a principle planner for the island of St. John, that growth will be advantageous and growth that takes us forward,” said the governor. “Frank Powell Park RFPs going out soon, creating parking in Cruz Bay and repairing roads on the South Shore are all part of what is taking place. We couldn’t be here without the NGOs and private sector partnerships.” “We can move this island for ward by coming together,” said deJongh. “By working together we can overcome any hurdle.” Senator at Large Craig Barshinger also applauded the cooperative effort which resulted in the project. “I applaud all the agencies who are working together for this project,” said the senator at large. “Today we are breaking down walls and linking arms to protect the beauty here. We have many treasures here — the people, the culture the climate, the land and sea — and let’s keep all of them in tact.” After the ceremony at the Coral By Agriculture Station, the group walked down King Hill Road to a site where taking out a simple knee wall is expected to considerably reduce the amount of runoff that usubay. Local dignitaries and NOAA third graders from Guy Benjamin School, who helped ofrestoration project. Other dignitaries at the event included DPNR’s Dept of Agriculature Commissioner Louis Petersen, Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner St. Claire Williams, Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls, and Attorney William Blum. musicians, Thomas and the JESS band performed to the delight of the crowd. Several members of the elementary choir sang a musical selection followed by the very impressive secondary choir. JESS alumni and current Char lotte Amalie High School students Javon Venzen and Savannah Lyons-Anthony then took the microphone and recited poems to the delight of all. “Everyone loved having the students take part in the gala this nitely a plus and something we are The annual gala followed a different format this year with a cash bar and a buffet-style dinner, about which Francis heard mixed reviews, he explained. “The night was a fabulous success,” said the JESS principal. “We tried something different with the buffet and we had mixed reviews. Some folks liked being able to select what they wanted instead of being served a plate of food and others didn’t enjoy it so much.” During and after dinner, the crowd was delighted by live music from Steven Payne’s Jammers HP, which included an entertaining lead singer who tipped his very talented hat to Michael Jackson. With live and silent auctions many members of the audience went home with exciting prizes. None perhaps more so than Roger Harland, broker and owner of Tropical Properties, Inc., who offered the winning bid for dinner with Governor John deJongh at Caneel Bay’s inimitable Turtle Bay Estate House wine room. The funds raised at the gala this year have been earmarked for purchasing and installing a new electronic marquee for the school, structing a playground for the elementary school and establishing an annual scholarship fund, according to Francis. While last year’s funds garnered from the 12th annual gala have yet to be spent, the school is working toward issuing requests for proposals to upgrade the kitchen, Francis previously told St. John Tradewinds. “Work on the kitchen improve ments is on-going,” Francis said. “We do hope to get started on that soon.” The JESS fundraising gala committee extended thanks to all its supporters especially to major sponsor Caneel Bay Resort, Francis added.St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 17 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam LynchSt. John resident Toni Lacer gets her photo taken with Continued from Page 2 Continued from Page 7 Continued from Page 10 “Seas of Change: Spawning Aggregations of the Virgin Islands,” the 2006 educational documentary by Tim Kelly and Perry Pickert about science, management and socio-economic aspects of spawning aggregations in the USVI and the disappearing Nassau Grouper, will follow Simonsen’s documentary. in St. Thomas and includes recent ters for many, many generations,” McQueen Roberts said. “This is a erman giving their feedback and opinions.” To conclude the evening, Karl Pytlik of the Friends and Jessica Hornbeck of NPS will provide posing a threat to the Virgin Islands underwater world. have a preserved specimen to observe while Karl will show people McQueen Roberts said. The free movie night is open to every one, and while The Marketplace is providing the space and chairs for the event, McQueen Roberts is encouraging people to show up early for prime seating. “We have consistently had 50 to 100 people at our free screenings,” she said. “And we expect a good turnout because we know many people will be curious to see Steve Simonsen’s footage so it would be a good idea to show up a bit early.” Island students will also be able to learn how they can help protect the reefs at the 2010 Earth Day Environmental Fair this Friday, April in Cruz Bay where St. John Film will air educational and entertainp.m.Reef Fest Film Night Scheduled for Thursday, April 22 Watershed Restoration Project Annual JESS Gala Garners $50,000 for Public School

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18 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 COMMERCIAL INTERUPTIONSACROSS 20 Ashes, e.g. kiddie pool? 25 Mosaic artist 50 Ring out 55 Sandbox toy museum so it faces the other way? jog? Abbr. down at an arbor? life and job Francisco’s region DOWN 5 Old Pontiac party singer singer Stevens sion about Winans PREMIER — The Criminal Victims’ Compensation Commission will celebrate Crime Victims’ Rights Week from April 18 to the 24. On Thursday, April 22, there will be a candlelight vigil at Cruz Bay’s Frank Powell Park from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information on how to participate, contact Sansara Cannon at 713-1612. — As an awe-inspiring kick off to the 2010 Reef Fest and Earth Day celebrations, the sources in the Virgin Islands on Thursday evening, April 22, at Marketplace. V.I. National Park and Friends of VINP will host Earth Day events, which include the 2010 Earth Day Environmental Fair on Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the V.I. NaThe 2010 ADDY Awards, presented by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of the U.S. Virgin Islands, will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2010 , 7:00 p.m. at PriorJolleck Hall, at Antilles School on St. Thomas. Sunday, May 2 Join Friends of V.I. National Park on Sunday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. at Maho Bay beach for a practice swim for the Beachto-Beach Power Swim, which is on Sunday, May 30. May 6-7 The 10th Virgin Islands Nonpoint Source Pollution Confer ence will be May 6 and 7 at the Wyndam Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas. Saturday, May 22 Mark those calendars — the Animal Care Center will cel ebrate Wagapalooza’s tenth anniversary on Saturday, May 22. Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s 7th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim is Sunday, May 30. The Fifth Annual Javon J. Alfred Fun Day will be on Monday, May 31, at the Wina.m. to 5 p.m. 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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Hot! 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 forest. Concrete road access to and along property, $189,000. 5.2 abutting acres $79,000. Call Tina Alexander 767-449-8593. For Sale by Owner U.S. Military Generator 4 Cylinder Jeep engine all recently overhauled Large capacity 240 vault system Will run either house or business call 340-779-4319 SCENIC PROPERTIES One bedroom/ one bath w/d $1000.00; One bedroom/one bath $1100.00; One bedroom / one bath/w/d $1100.00; Two bedroom/one bath/w/d $1200.00; Three bedroom/2 bath/w/d $1700.00 One bedroom/ one bath $1250.00 2 bedroom, 2 baths unfurnished, A/C, W/D; furnished 2bdr/2bth 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 561-832-3040561-602-9484 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 Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Richard 340 642-5358 Autos Coral Bay 2.5BR 1BA Island House spacious yard, fruit trees $1,200/ month. Commercial use availability. Open your own business. 693.3399 Two cottages, 1BR 2BA and 1BR 1BA in Coral Bay completed 12/07, income pro ducer, underground utilities, solar HWH, outrageous views, main site still avail able for building, $750,000. Antonette 340.776.1179. Commercial Morbark 33hrs total time, Cat diesel, selfcontained. Ready to clear lots large & small. $17,500 new + $1,650 shppg. $10,500. (340) 779-4445 New 2BR, furnished, large bath, off-street parking, ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch overlooking Westin, $1500/month; 340-7766331 or 678-715-1129. House for Rent/Lease to Purchase Coral Bay Large 3 Bedroom/2 Bath 1 Bedroom/1 Bath apart ment. Both w/great views, water access. Large covered decks, onsite parking fully furnished. Will rent seperately or possible lease to purchase entire house. For more informa tion Call Laurie @ 340227-6688; 340-779-1804 Coral Bay 2-BR, 1.5-BA, W/D, large deck with harbor views. Direct bus route ac cess. $1300 mo. First and last rent upfront. 302-381-5247 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. Items For Sale P ART-TIME/INTERNSHIP JOBS UP TO $20/HR, FOR TWO TO THREE MONTHS Environmental Communications Intern -preferably with 1. Publisher 2007 skills to make posters, & write brochures GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software user to 2. make map data layers. Please see detailed job descriptions at www coralbaycommunitycouncil.org and apply via email. ST. JOHN TRADEWINDS Subscriptions – $70/yearCall 340-776-649 and start your subscription today! We Accept VISA & MasterCard The V.I.RC&D and CBCC are currently preparing designs and bid packages for portions 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. cellular credit card processor; mooring tackle; sandscrews; folding propellers; new 3/4” misc. hardware. Call 998 5406 For Rent

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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. 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. 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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. REEF BAY VIEW – Absolutely beautiful location overlooking St. John’s most virgin National Park with views of Reef Bay, Ram Head and the secluded white sandy beach below. Classic Caribbean style 4 bedroom, 3 bath villa consisting of 3 hip roofed buildings, connected by decks & covered walkways, white walls & turquoise accents, pool and spa. NEW on the Market! $1,595,000.

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All offers considered. 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” “GALLOWS POINT” 3 premier OCEAN FRONT UNITS (9-D & 1-D upper & 9-A lower) each with private deck/ patio, Walk to town! $1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000. WATERFRONT “PRESIDIO DEL MAR” on Peter Bay Point, has private path to pristine beach. Spectacular new, gated estate on 1.63 acres with exceptional privacy, surrounded by 645’ shoreline and National Park waters. “ L’AUTRE MONDE” Breathtaking views! Privacy is paramountContemporary gated estate features open oor plan with extensive common areas, 2 pools, luxurious master suite, 6 additional bdrms. Private dock. (Great Cruz Bay). “ RIVENDELL” , a Peter Bay Villa of classic style. 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths, walk to the beach and great views make this a super package. “CASA DEL SOL” Elegant 4 bedroom villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy and includes amenities such as a spa, pool and home ofce. Spacious decks offer views from sunrise to sunset. “ GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW” great location for development, walk to beach and town! Masonry 2x2 home on .58 ac. Combination of R-4 & W-1 zoning allows for condos or commercial uses. “POINCIANA” is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. $2,300,000 $32,000,000 DVD $6,800,000 DVD $5,750,000 $2,999,000 $3,995,000 DVD “WINDWARDSIDE” CALABASH BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs in private setting. Panoramic views over harbor to BVIs. Charming brick courtyard, lush tropical landscaping, and outdoor showers. Excellent rentals. WALK TO BRUNCH & BEACH plus ENJOY SOOTHING SURF SOUND from this unique, masonry & stone custom crafted, gated villa with panoramic water views. Flexible oorplan features 4 bdrms plus cottage. “COCONUTS” 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA impressive water views to St. Thomas, good breezes, Caribbean style with center courtyard & pool, large covered gazebo, lush landscaping and a at yard! “ LITTLE PLANTATION” IS A BEST BUY! 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. “86 FISH BAY” WHY PAY RENT? Affordable home with income producing apartment has ocean & mountain views, extensive native stonework with hardwood accents and an open oor plan. DVD OFFERS ENCOURAGED NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCED$1,275,000 $995,000 $899,000 $1,200,000 $425,000 NEW LISTING OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home. Magnicent views and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1 month ownerships from $69,000. WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES: Own a week, a month, or more & enjoy all the resort amenities! Most unit sizes and weeks available. Priced from $5,000. “MILL VISTA – CAROLINA” Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 “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 $550,000gret “UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES” 7 Spectacular private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 “PETER BAY ESTATES” Exquisite home sites with breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays between. Prices from $1,850,000. BEST BUY BEACH FRONT “GREAT CRUZ BAY” private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details. $1.300,000 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 subdividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000 “SABA BAY” WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000 “DREEKETS BAY ESTATES” spectacular BVI views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000 Ask about “MUST SELL BEST BUY” SITUATIONS Call or email today for info! HH-TW 4.19.2010.indd 1 4/14/10 11:45:07 AM

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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 Help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.St. Johnians, Are you interested in creating a world with less cancer? The STT/ STJ Unit invites you to a planning meeting for Relay For Life St. John. > Join us on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay.Come out and help in the fight against this dreaded disease. See you there!