Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: May 24, 2010
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

The Egbert Marsh Trust's more than 173-acre parcel, above, is a highly visible property which comprises most of
the Coral Bay valley.

Volunteers Needed To Make Coral Bay Territorial Park Reality

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While a large portion of land
in the very heart of Coral Bay
could be slated for protection,
the deal is far from a surety and
not even close to complete.
The 173-acre parcel of land in

question, which comprises most
of the Coral Bay valley in Estate
Carolina, is owned by four ben-
eficiaries of the Egbert Marsh
Trust. The land contains exten-
sive plantation and post-colonial
era ruins and at least one of the
beneficiaries hopes to see those

ruins and the entire parcel pre-
served for generations.
But although Sheldon Marsh,
a grandson of Egbert Marsh, is
pushing for the land to be turned
into a territorial park, the govern-
ment must first pony up the $12
million asking price.

"I am not in the position to
just hand over this huge piece
of land," said Marsh. "If anyone
thinks I'm in a different position
I could send them pictures of my
run-down one bedroom apart-
Continued on Page 3

"One Laptop

Per Child"


Meets on STJ
Page 5
Handling of JESS
Student Stabbing
Is Questioned
Page 11

Burks, Crew
of Whatever
Win 11th
Page 4
St. John Dogs
and Owners
Celebrate 10th
Page 6

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May 24-30, 2010
Copyright 2010

2 St. John Tradewinds, May 24-30, 2010


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of DOT

St. Croix Heritage Dancers perform in Florida for the Department of Tourism.

DOT Takes Central Florida by Storm

St. John Tradewinds
When the Department of Tour-
ism took to the road last week as
part of its strategy to target poten-
tial visitors in key geographic mar-
kets, the crowds were waiting.
DOT took Central Florida by
storm with a series of events to
promote the accessibility, value
and unique offerings of the U.S.
Virgin Islands to potential visi-
May 14 started off with a bang
at the Savannah Center, a premier
retirement community located in
Lady Lake, Fla. whose residents
belong to the "baby boomer" de-
mographic and are known to have
a propensity to travel.
DOT and five hoteliers exhib-
ited to a crowd of more than 3,500
potential visitors over the course

of six hours. Residents turned out
in droves, armed with copies of
the locally placed ads which an-
nounced DOT's presence.
Later that evening, the DOT
hosted a Virgin Islands Experience
at The Villages Town Square, one
of the community's most popular
venues. The performances attract-
ed more than 2,000 residents and
featured Quelbe music by Stanley
and The Ten Sleepless Knights,
quadrille performed by the St.
Croix Heritage Dancers and per-
formances by Carnival Dancers
and Mocko Jumbies.
By the end of the four-hour ex-
perience more than 500 spectators,
who were visibly caught up in the
lively atmosphere, were dancing
the "electric slide" alongside the
Carnival dancers, St. Croix Heri-

tage dancers and the more than 50
Virgin Islanders from The Villages
and surrounding areas who came
out to help share the spirit of the
"We believe the residents'
excitement displayed at Friday
night's event will translate into
business for the territory," said
DOT Commissioner Beverly
Nicholson-Doty. "Many of these
residents are fans and repeat visi-
tors of the Virgin Islands and ex-
pressed keen interest in making a
return visit before year's end."
Shoppers lined up around the
trade show booth to be entertained
by traditional steel pan music and
authentic Carnival dancers, a new
addition to Virgin Islands consum-
er events which kept the crowd
steady all day.

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DeCastro Clinic Closing Tuesday

from 8 to 10 a.m. for Staff Training
Department of Health Commissioner Julia Sheen announced
last week that Department of Health clinics will close temporarily
at different periods during May 25-27, for staff training.
The Morris F. deCastro Clinic on St. John will be closed from 8
to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25. Sheen regretted any inconvenience
to clients and said that normal hours territory-wide will resume on
Tuesday, June 1, following the Memorial Day holiday.

IGBA Monthly Meeting Set for May 27
The Island Green Building Association will host its monthly
meeting on Thursday, May 27, at The Marketplace on the second
floor, with a social at 5 p.m., and meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Stuart Smith will speak about his role as the Principal Planner
for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and Com-
prehensive Coastal Zone Planning, followed by a questions and
answers session. Come hear and discuss plans for the future of St.
John. The public is welcome to this free seminar. Call 227-1110
for more information.

Women's Convention Is May 28-29
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church will celebrate the 45th Annual
Women's Convention on Friday, May 28, with a march from Frank
Powell Park in Cruz Bay to the church starting at 6:15 p.m.
A service at St. Ursula's Church will follow the march at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, May 29, the group will host its conference at the
Westin Resort and Villas starting at 7 a.m. For more information
call Cleamena Duncan at 776-6964 or 776-6336.

JJ Fun Day Set for Memorial Day
The Fifth Annual Javon J. Alfred Fun Day will be on Monday,
May 31, at the Winston Wells ball field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The entire community is invited to join in fun, games and food.
The fun day commemorates Deverell Alfred's son "JJ" who was
struck by a truck and killed on his way home from school on
Christmas Eve five years ago.
The Alfreds need donations of money, games, toys, refreshments
and more to make the day a success. Stop by St. John Tradewinds
office on the third floor of The Marketplace to make a donation, or
call 776-6496 or email info@tradewinds.vi.
"It's important to spend time with family because if something
tragic happens, you will feel like you took advantage of all the
time that you had," said Deverell Alfred.

SJSA Merit Scholarship Auditions June 6
St. John School of the Arts will have auditions for their Ruth
"Sis" Frank Performance/Merit Scholarship on Sunday, June 6, at
2 p.m. The scholarship is applied to tuition for art, dance or music
for the 2010-11 school year at St. John School of the Arts.
Qualifications are:
Students must be between the ages of 11 to 17 years old.
Students should be performance-ready and have studied their
art form for three years. This can be self-taught, private or in-
school instruction. The student must show and display advanced
skills at the time of audition.
A letter of recommendation should accompany the applica-
Application deadline is Wednesday, June 2, 2010.
To apply, contact St. John School of the Arts at 779-4322 or
download an application at www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org.

St. John Tradewinds, May 24-30, 2010 3

Volunteers Needed To Make Coral Bay Territorial Park a Reality

Continued from Front Cover

With the government's financial
shortfall, however, the $12 million
price tag is not expected to be eas-
ily met.
"Even though we are hoping
to see this become a park and are
moving forward, a lot of people
thought this was a done deal," said
Marsh. "It is not a done deal. This
needs to be made to happen."
In order to help in the effort,
Marsh is working with Senator at
Large Craig Barshinger to realize
federal matching funds to bring
the price tag down. But those fed-
eral grants often come with strings
attached and are not guaranteed to
be approved.
"Federal grants always come
with attachments and they are by
no means a done deal," said Marsh.
"People have talked about having
recreational facilities on the prop-
erty, but that would likely not be
a possibility with the federal fund-
ing. The grant process might not
work and we're also talking about
a considerable amount of time."
Now Marsh is hoping to attract
volunteers to form a non-profit or-
ganization similar to the Magen's
Bay Authority to spearhead a grass
roots fundraising campaign.
"The trust has to be bought out
and while we're looking at grants,
I don't want to just look at one so-
lution," said Marsh. "This would
be a second solution to making the
land a territorial park."
With 'For Sale" signs on the
property regularly vandalized,
Marsh is certain that many Coral
Bay residents are not in favor of
the alternative to preserving the
land subdividing the 173-plus
acres into quarter-acre and half-
acre plots for development.
"We know that people are inter-
ested in keeping this property un-
developed," said the beneficiary.
"We have had repeated problems

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

The Egbert Marsh Trust's more than 173-acre parcel, above center, is a highly visible property which comprises most
of the Coral Bay valley.

with the our 'For Sale' signs being
vandalized. But if people want this
to be protected they need to step
up and help and not just destroy
the financial prospects of the prop-
erty owners."
"We're willing to preserve this
property but one of the things we
need and something that will help
us greatly is knowing that we have
local support," said Marsh.
The beneficiary foresees a pri-
vate and public partnership devel-
oping to raise money to purchase
the land and later to help run it as a
territorial park.
"Now we're talking about de-
veloping a non-profit organiza-
tion along the lines of the Magen's
Bay Authority on St. Thomas
which runs a V.I. park," Marsh

said. "Something like a private
charitable organization that could
develop and run the park. So the
government would own the park,
but the park would be run by the
"The organization could pos-
sibly work with the Coral Bay
Community Council and the idea
is that the authority would be cre-
ated to help acquire the property
and then run the park down the
road," he said. "We want to target
individuals and corporations who
have an interest in this land being
The arrangement would allow
for the community to have a strong
voice in the future of the land,
Marsh added.
"The community could be very

involved, rather than the govern-
ment, in running the park itself,"
he said.
Marsh is hoping to get the char-
itable authority organized quickly
and stressed that time is a factor.
"We'd like to get this up and
running as soon as we can," he
said. "The longer it takes the better
a chance that another deal comes
up that would involve develop-
Marsh is one of four beneficia-
ries of the Trust that owns the land
and is the biggest proponent of
preserving the property.
"It started with my idea to just
preserve the ruins and it ran from
there," he said. "While I'm push-
ing for the park effort, the other
beneficiaries are not nearly as en-

Roadway Committee Hopes To Open Roads Through VINP

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Roadway Committee contin-
ued to push its agenda of opening roads in the
Virgin Islands National Park at its monthly
meeting on Wednesday, May 5, at the Battery
in Cruz Bay.
In addition to welcoming several new
members to the committee, the group was also

joined by Department of Public Works Com-
missioner Darryl Smalls, a DPW engineer and
St. John Administrator Leona Smith.
The group is proposing to complete Route
107 through to Route 108 to relieve heavy
traffic on Centerline Road and create an alter-
nate route out of Coral Bay in the event of a

The St. John Roadway Committee will
convene again in June and members hope to
welcome Department of Planning and Natural
Resources principal planner Stuart Smith and
Virgin Islands National Park Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove.
In July, the committee is planning to invite
federal government officials to its meeting.

thusiastic about it as I am."
Marsh is looking for a core
group of volunteers to join his ef-
fort to make the land a territorial
park. Anyone interested should
call him at 860-942-7039.


Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
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Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ...............18
Ferry Schedules .................20
Lette rs ................................14
P olice Log ...........................17
Real Estate ....................21-23

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Burks and Crew Aboard Whatever

Win 11th Annual Commodore's Cup

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Capitalizing on light winds over two days of rac-
ing and relying on his Laser sailing skills, Dick Burks
won a tight battle to capture the llth Annual Com-
modore's Cup title.
Burks and his crew aboard Whatever raced the En-
sign to victory in Class A, consisting of boats measur-
ing 30 feet and under.
In the Class B, for boats 31-feet and over, Windshift
took top honors, but captain Stefan Scholz couldn't
edge Burks in the Laser sail off, which pitted the two
winners against each other.
With the absence of a PHRF class this year, regatta
organizers split the pursuit fleet in half in order to
have two captains for the Laser sail-off finale.
The annual regatta is hosted by all three of the is-
land's yacht clubs Coral Bay Yacht Club, St. John
Yacht Club and Nauti Yacht Club and is a fund-
raiser for Kids And The Sea (KATS) St. John, a youth
volunteer sea safety and sailing program.
A fleet of 16 vessels set sail out of Coral Bay on
Saturday, May 8, the first day of racing. After a few
distress calls, however, the fleet was expected to be
smaller on Sunday, May 9, but several new boats
showed up to take part in the second day of racing.
KATS students weren't left out of the fun either.
Students at least in their second year of instruction
took part in an Optimist regatta off Johnson's Bay on
May 8, making a strong showing for the future of St.
John racing.
At the awards ceremony at Skinny Legs, Love City
resident Steve Black won the coveted raffle grand
prize, a 12-foot inflatable Caribe dinghy with 15 hp
Yamaha outboard.
While the regatta, sponsored by Budget Marine

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jim Furneaux

The crew of Whatever took home the
Commodore's Cup title thanks to captain
Dick Burks, top, winning the Laser sail off

and Cruzan Rum, didn't boast the largest fleet in the
Caribbean, it might have featured the youngest crew
member in eight-week old Audie Weaver aboard Run-
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Students in Haiti learn computer programming on XO laptops with the help of a One
Laptop Per Child mentor, above, opening a whole new world.


World-Wide One Laptop Per Child

Mentors Visit St. John This Week

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Mentors, software developers
and other key figures from across
the globe working with the inter-
national One Laptop Per Child
movement are gathering this week
right on Love City.
The first ever OLPC Realness
Summit will kick off on Friday,
May 28, at Maho Bay Camp-
ground. Bringing together mem-
bers from five continents and the
Caribbean, the summit was de-
signed as an event of "no hype,
no bashing, no wireless, no room
service withjust straight talk about
what works, what doesn't, and
why we do what we do," accord-
ing to organizers.
The OLPC Realness Summit is
sponsored by Waveplace, a non-
profit organization which educates
children with digital media across
the Caribbean and has created pro-
grams developed in Nicaragua,
Haiti, Florida and right here on St.

A Waveplace mentor leads a computer class in

"People who have done OLPC
deployments around the world
will be joining together for the
first time ever on St. John," said
Beth Santos, Waveplace outreach
coordinator. "There will be people

from Afghanistan, Brazil, Haiti
and Europe coming to St. John to
talk about how their deployments
are coming, how they solve dif-
ferent challenges and will work
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

Dogs of all shapes and sizes, and decked to
the nines in costumes, took over the Winston
Wells ball field on Saturday, May 22, for the 10th
Annual Wagapalazooa. The funky island dog
show is the St. John Animal Care Center's major
fund raiser of the year. See full story next week.


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or call 340.776.1730 for more information.

St. John Tradewinds, May 24-30, 2010 7

Anti-Gang Committee Hosting

St. John Conference on May 26
St. John Tradewinds
The U.S. Attorney's Office, Weed and Seed, the VI. Police
Department, Project Safe Neighborhoods-VI., the Department of
Education, Crime Stoppers and several other agencies have col-
laborated their efforts and formed the Virgin Islands Anti-Gang
VIAGC will also host several open conferences throughout the
territory for law enforcement and the community at large. A law
enforcement anti-gang conference will be on May 26 from 5 to 9
p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas.
VIAGC will focus on training and educating law enforcement
on detecting gang signs, behavior and activities associated with
this type of criminal behavior. VIAGC has invited Christopher
Hill, Louis Jordan, Leroy Contee and LaVelle Campbell, gang ex-
perts, to provide "Train the Trainers" training, and a Law Enforce-
ment Conference for local and federal law enforcement personnel,
VIHA management staff and Human Services.
The committee has also relied on the expertise of Lambert Me-
dia to produce the first documentary film on gangs in the territory,
and the film will be featured during training and the conference.
Train the Trainers training will take place May 24 on St. Thomas
at the University of the Virgin Islands and May 27 on St. Croix at
the University of the Virgin Islands.
For more information or to sign up for one of the events, e-mail

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St. John residents
gathered on the Cruz J
Bay dock to watch a
mock rescue at sea
by St. John Rescue's
Marine Unit and the U.S.
Coast Guard to kick off
Safe Boating Week.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Adam Lynch

Territory Celebrates National Safe Boating Week

St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh proclaimed the week of
May 22-28, as "National Safe Boating Week" in the
territory and to kick off the observation the enforce-
ment division of the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources hosted an opening ceremony and
fun day on Saturday, May 22, in Cruz Bay.
The theme of the week, "Boat Smart, Boat Safe,
Wear It!" recognizes that hundreds of lives could
be saved every year by the use of life jackets. The
national "Wear It!" campaign encourages Virgin Is-
landers and all U.S. residents to practice safe boating
habits while enjoying the beauty of local oceans and
In the Virgin Islands, residents are blessed with
some of the most spectacular and accessible coastal
waters in the world. Residents have the freedom and
ability to enjoy these areas for personal recreation,
sport, and for business purposes, including for tour-
ism-related ventures and fishing.
The designation of National Safe Boating Week
is an important reminder of the significance of safe
boating to the community and to the natural environ-
With the growing popularity of recreational boat-
ing and related water sports activities, there is an in-
creased demand on the enforcement officers of the
Department of Planning and Natural Resources, U.S.
Coast Guard, National Park Service, V.I. Police De-
partment, as well as local voluntary organizations in-
cluding the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power
Squadron, VI. Rescue Squad, and other agencies that
strive to ensure the safety of boaters.
"We are grateful for their ongoing efforts in support
of safety for all Virgin Islands residents and commend
their daily vigilance on our behalf," said deJongh.
The majority of serious boating accidents are the
result of operator error, fatigue, recklessness and
intoxication from alcohol or drugs. These needless
accidents claim innocent lives and destroy priceless

St. John residents got an up-close look
at a U.S. Coast Guard vessel.

marine resources.
Approximately 700 people die in boating-related
accidents in the U.S. every year, with nearly 80 per-
cent of the fatalities resulting from drowning. The use
of life jackets can prevent most of these types of fa-
During National Safe Boating Week and through-
out the year, all Virgin Islanders are encouraged to
support safe and responsible boating practices as part
of a concerted effort to save lives and protect the ma-
rine environment.
Governor deJongh encouraged all Virgin Islands
residents and visitors who participate in boating, fish-
ing, water and jet skiing activities to take the time
to learn about and utilize safe boating procedures, as
well as employ proper safety equipment.
A strong familiarity of the current laws and envi-
ronment is also key for good safety habits.
The governor also asked local yacht clubs, boating
and related community organizations to participate in
various activities scheduled for National Safe Boat-
ing Week.
For more information call DPNR at 774-3320.

St. John Tradewinds, May 24-30, 2010 9

Street Naming Bill Taking Next Step

Toward Operational E911 System

St. John Tradewinds
The government's effort to
bring structure to the territory's
road system is taking another step
forward with the help of Senator at
Large Craig Barshinger.
The two-term lawmaker is send-
ing a draft of a roadway naming
bill to the VI. Legislature's Legal
The aim of the bill is to name the
streets and roadways of the Virgin
Islands and assign them to a map-
ping system that would allow ad-
dresses to be located using mobile
GPS units. The project is the work
of the V.I. Office of the Lieutenant
Governor. Senator Barshinger is a
long-standing supporter.
"This is the single most impor-
tant thing the Legislature will do
this year, with respect to safety
in the Virgin Islands," Barshinger
said. "Every Virgin Islander at one

point or another will have a need
for emergency medical, police or
fire service and when they do they
will be able to get help immedi-
Improving the territory's map-
ping system with GIS technology
was the subject of a recent public
hearing of the 28th Legislature's
Committee of Economic Develop-
ment and Technology, chaired by
Senator Barshinger. Among the
people testifying at that hearing
was Raymond Williams, chief of
staff for LGO.
"We all agreed we would work
collaboratively to generate legis-
lation that would make the street
naming project a successful one,"
Williams said.
The senator said once the bill
receives the proper legal scrutiny
he hopes to introduce the street
naming bill by this summer.

STJ Rotary Club Earns Awards at District Conference

Rotary Club of St. John mem-
bers accepted several awards for
the organization for supporting
education and sponsoring com-
munity service projects during
a Rotary District conference in
Jamaica earlier this month.
The club was honored by the
district for outstanding service.
Rotary Club of St. John was
honored with a DG's Errol Al-
berga Gold Award the highest
level and two literacy awards
for its continual dedication to
improving island education op-
portunities. The St. John club
thanked past president Geri Ko-
tas for her work which allowed
the group to earn the awards.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tropical Focus


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Photo by Lisa Eltre

VICA Features Work by IEK Students

St. John Tradewinds
Art Students from the Ivanna
Eudora Kean High School will be
the featured artists at the Virgin Is-
lands Council on the Arts.
The opening reception was May
21, but the show will hang through
June 2. The public is invited and
selected works will be for sale.
This semester students have
working with professional artists
in two day workshops. IEKHS Art
Department chairperson Lisa Etre
wrote a grant request to VICA to

fund the workshops. The title of
the exhibition is, "Paste, Paper,
Pastel and Metal: Exploring New
Media," which is exactly what the
students have done.
Livy Hitchcock, owner of Bajo
el Sol Art Gallery and a pastel mas-
ter artist, directed the students in a
marine still life. Her experience as
a teacher for the Caneel Bay Re-
sort made her a perfect choice for
teaching students at all levels.
Jan Etre, Lisa Etre's sister, visit-
ing from Berkeley, CA, introduced

paste paper design and metal re-
lief. The combination is a stunning
collection of mixed media. A long
time craft show organizer and art-
ist herself specializing in fabric
and printmaking, both Jan and Lisa
Etre were raised in St. Croix.
VICA is located in the Francois
Complex, Charlotte Amalie. Their
hours are Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show
will also be at Bajo el Sol from
June 4 through 14. For more infor-
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St. John Tradewinds
The American Legions of the
Virgin Islands hosted its' 41st An-
nual American Legion District
Convention on Saturday, May 15,
at the Myron G. Danielson Amer-
ican Legion Post #85, Headquar-
ters on St. Croix.
At the convention Legion-
naires from all posts in the Virgin
Islands assembled to discuss is-
sues affecting the veterans of the
territory and to prepare an agenda
for the Department of Puerto Rico
Convention next month.
The guest speaker for the con-
vention was Shenita Washington,
Assistant Director of the VA Ca-
ribbean Healthcare System who
spoke to the members on benefits
offered by the healthcare system.
Lieutenant Governor Gregory
Francis also addressed the con-

vention members.
The legion rendered a special
tribute to Armed Forces Day and
the deployed members of the V.I.
National Guard and all deployed
members of the Armed Forces.
Certificates of Honor were pre-
sented to the Assistant Adjutant
General for the Virgin Islands
National Guard, Colonel Elton
Lewis. Colonel Lewis also ad-
dressed the audience on the de-
ployment of the 661st Military
Police Company, the HHC 786th
Quartermaster Battalion and the
651st Public Affairs Detachment
of the VING.
A highlight at the convention
was the election of a new District
Officer who would lead the dis-
trict for the next two years. Elect-
ed to office was Charles David as
the new District Ten Commander.

Alfred Williams of Post #133
was elected as the First Vice
Commander, and Kathryn Hous-
ton of Post #90 selected as the
Second Vice Commander. Curtis
Williams was elected as Treasur-
er, Annie Day Henry, Service Of-
ficer, Charles Vallarde, Chaplain,
Gregory Miller, Judge Advocate
and Monroe Edwards, Sergeant-
at-Arms. Secundino Roman Cruz
was elected as the Area "D" Vice
Commander. These officers will
be sworn in next month at the
Department Convention in Puerto
Post Commanders Amos L.
Sealey, Post #85; Heraldo Tod-
man, Post #90, Secundino Roman
Cruz, Post #102, and Curtis Wil-
liams, Post #133 were sworn in
as they being a new term as com-
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More Problems at Julius E. Sprauve

School Surface After Student Stabbing

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
The recent in-school stabbing
of a 14-year-old Julius E. Sprauve
School student by a schoolmate
sent shock waves through the com-
munity, but a teacher at the school
says the victim has since been ma-
nipulated by school officials.
The victim returned to school a
week after he was stabbed on the
left side of his upper torso by a
16-year-old JESS student from St.
Thomas on April 8.
A JESS teacher, who wished to
remain anonymous, said the victim
met with school officials including
Department of Education District
Superintendent Janette Smith-
Barry, a school counselor, JESS
Principal Mario Francis and JESS
Vice Principal Brenda Dalmida
regarding the incident earlier this
month without his parents pres-
ent nearly a month after the assault
"At first, the stabbing was treat-
ed as an aggression, as an assault,
and then suddenly the boy comes
out after meeting with them saying
it was an accident," said the teach-
er. "I believe that the boy was ma-
nipulated. I feel it was a setup I
am not so naive to believe the boy
changed his mind so suddenly."
"I'm concerned the boy's rights
are being disregarded and there is
a lack of honesty in this whole pic-
ture," the teacher added.
The JESS teacher said the stab-
bing reaction was not an isolated
cover-up at the Cruz Bay public
school campus that instructs 230

"At first, the stabbing
was treated as an ag-
gression, as an assault,
and then suddenly the
boy comes out after
meeting with them say-
ing it was an accident."

students in kindergarten through
ninth grade.
The teacher said the recent
stabbing and other behavioral and
under-performance issues which
are rampant at the school stem di-
rectly from mismanagement of the
"All the problems that are hap-
pening recently are the expression
of the negative material the prin-
cipals have planted in the school,"
said the teacher.
The 16-year-old perpetrator has
reportedly been suspended from
school, although school adminis-
trator's did not return telephone
calls for comment.
Francis previously told St. John
Tradewinds school officials had
met with the student body and was
planning to increase the school's
conflict resolution program.
"The school's principal has a
need to look well in front of the
community of St. John," said the
teacher. "But yet the principal and
vice principal are often away from
the school, and the school is left
poorly managed."
The veteran teacher said one

major flaw with the school is the
way the principal reprimands
teachers in front of their students.
"The principal often diminishes
the dignity of the teachers in front
of the students, which leads to a
lack of respect," the teacher said.
"I have never seen a school where
children control the school. It is sad
because we are giving the children
the wrong message, and it makes
the teachers become dis-attached
to the fate of the students."
At JESS, students are not inter-
ested in listening to their teachers
and teachers receive no support
from the principals, the teacher
"There is an open antagonism
from the principals toward the
teachers," the teacher continued.
"This makes the principals look
good in front of the parents, but
that is not how education is sup-
posed to be."
Despite written communication
to the superintendent and commis-
sioner of the Department of Edu-
cation, letters from teachers have
gone unanswered, the teacher
"I would like to see the two
principals who lack leadership
to be placed somewhere else and
principals who have leadership to
be brought into the school," the
teacher said. "With good leader-
ship, the teachers would work to-
gether and the students would look
up to teachers instead of looking
down. You cannot be taught by
someone who you think is less
than you."

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Urban Fashion with Universal Appeal Found at Closet International

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John fashionistas looking
for the latest cutting edge and
environmentally-conscious fash-
ions no longer face taking a trip to
Rock City for their goods.
Since opening Closet Inter-
national in the Lumberyard late
last month, Najocki Boyd, com-
pany president and CEO, has been
steadily expanding his collection
of men's and women's clothing.
With a passion for expression,
Boyd is hoping to give St. John
residents the clothes they need to
make just the right statement.
"My passion is expression of
oneself," said Boyd. "Often it's
hard to find the right words to
express yourself. Or you might
be shy and have difficulty talking
about certain things."
"You might have trouble ex-
plaining yourself but you can do
it all through just what you wear,"
Boyd said. "You can make a sim-
ple statement with your clothes or
create an entire expression."
In naming his new venture,
Boyd took a cue from the multi-
cultural community of the Virgin
"The name for the store came

"My daughter's family is from here on St. John
and just the commuting back and forth for a
T-shirt or jeans is too much. The lack of apparel
and inventory here always stuck in my mind. I
saw that as a big hole that needed to be filled."
Najocki Boyd, owner Closet International

St. JohnTradewindsNews Photo by Jaime Elliott

Najocki Boyd opened Closet International in the Lum-
beryard late last month to meet Love City's hip shopping

from the beautiful melting pot that
we have here in the Virgin Islands,"
said Boyd. "I want to cater to the
needs of all people, not just peo-
ple with one type of background.
It's international as in catering to
everybody who wants to express
themselves through fashion."
The new store is currently
chock full of the latest men's Sean
Jean jeans, LRG conscious tees
and Baby Phat tops for the ladies,
and Boyd is constantly bringing in

new merchandise.
"I'll have men's, women's and
children's clothing, swimwear,
handbags, sunglasses, hats and
accessories," said the boutique
Keep an eye out for the latest
styles from Apple Bottom, Dere-
on, Academics, and Ecko soon as
Boyd's collection continues to ex-
"My clothes are centered in ur-
ban fashion, but are really univer-

sal in style," said Boyd.
The St. Thomas resident has a
child on St. John and grew weary
of the long commute just to buy
clothing, he explained.
"My daughter's family is from
here on St. John and just the com-
muting back and forth for a T-shirt
or jeans is too much," he said.
"The lack of apparel and inventory
here always stuck in my mind. I
saw that as a big hole that needed
to be filled."
Being able to simply walk up to
the Lumberyard and buy the new-
est socially and environmentally
conscious LRG T-shirt at Closet
International saves some serious
green as well as time.
"For those on a budget the ex-
pense of traveling to St. Thomas to
buy a $10 or $20 T-shirt can add up
to $50 or $60 after all the expenses

of boats and taxis and eating," said
Boyd. "Now it's all right here. You
don't have to have the headaches
and all the planning that goes into
a St. Thomas shopping trip."
In addition to catering to all
backgrounds, Closet International
will also have something for every
body type, Boyd added.
"From children's sizes to plus
sizes, we won't leave anyone out,"
he said. "We'll have sizes for ev-
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through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7
p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

One Two-Letter Word

With Many Meanings

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this.
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than
any other two-letter word, and that is "up."
It's easy to understand up, meaning toward the sky or at the top of
the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake up?
At a meeting, why does a topic come up?
Why do we speak up and why are the officers up for election and
why is it up to the secretary to write up a report?
We call up our friends.
And we use it to brighten up a room, polish up the silver; we warm
up the leftovers and clean up the kitchen.
We lock up the house and some guys fix up the old car.
At other times the little word has real special meaning.
People stir up trouble, line up for tickets, work up an appetite, and
think up excuses.
To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed up is special.
A drain must be opened up because it is stopped up.
We open up a store in the morning but we close it up at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed up about up!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of up, look the word
up in the dictionary.
In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes up almost a quarter of the page
and can add up to about 30 definitions.
If you are up to it, you might try building up a list of the many ways
up is used.
It will take up a lot of your time, but if you don't give up, you may
wind up with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding up.
When the sun comes out we say it is clearing up.
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things up.
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry up.
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it up, for now my time is up,
so... it is time to shut up!
Submitted by
Z. Hruza

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: 10

3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 36
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 20

In the late 1980s, the Bahama Islands legalized
casino gambling to increase revenue and the tourist
trade. When they did this they made an interesting
The law is any Bahamian caught in a casino is
subject to a $500 fine. Black or white, doesn't mat-
In the good 'ole U.S.V.I. the leaders of the commu-
nity have decided, against the community's wishes, to
balance the budget with the proceeds from gambling.
In the USVI, the leaders of the community targeted
the citizens by installing gambling machines at the lo-
cal race tracks. This doesn't seem to me to be in our
best interests.
The leaders of this community have spent hun-

At the beginning of this month, I started looking
in the paper and around Cruz Bay for some sort of
announcement(s) about event(s) being planned on St.
John for the National Day of Prayer which was Thurs-
day, May 6.
If there were any, I'm sorry I missed them. I was
looking forward to taking part.
I know there was at least one prayer event on St.
Thomas, as it was broadcast on WGOD radio during
the noontime hour.
One of the most powerful, effective and necessary
things we can do is repent and ask God to heal our
territory and our country. There are so many things
happening right here on our island and in this little
dot called the territory of the US Virgin Islands in
the middle of the ocean that cannot and will not be

May 23rd marks a year since I drove off the road
and totaled my vehicle. Very few people took note of
my accident, except my closest friends and co-work-
ers, because luckily I was unhurt and it wasn't big
news. I was relieved to not be a headline.
Why I walked away from such a serious accident
is still a question to me. The easy answer is seat belts!
But, the bigger question was/is why am I here?
In the last year I have re-learned that it is gener-
ally easy to get around the island. And, I have remem-
bered in what a kind and beautiful place I live. There
were very few times I had to walk the entire way from
Gifft Hill to Cruz Bay.
But, when I did, it made me proud that I could, and
grateful for the view along the way. My rides were
often a chance to reconnect with a friend I don't have
enough time with usually, or an opportunity to meet

dreds of thousands of dollars of our money to stop the
windmills at Tutu from producing electricity.
Now we have rolling brown-outs for homes and
businesses because of WAPA's mismanagement, and
they have the presence of mind to thank all the citi-
zens and businesses that ran generators during the
brown-outs for helping them out.
I have to assume that the leaders of this commu-
nity are not totally corrupt, they are probably doing
the best they can. Aren't there 16 people in the Virgin
Islands that can become senators and governor who
have the desire and ability to lead us out of the mess
that these guys have created?
Greg Miller

changed if we do not turn from our wicked ways and
stand in the gap for healing and restoration.
I will pray that next year our local churches and
pastors on St. John will think it's important enough
to plan at least one community event, perhaps in Cruz
Bay park or at the Battery. I'll be happy to help get
the word out!
Again, if I missed them, I hope they will be an-
nounced better next year. I didn't see one article in the
paper or one poster anywhere, or any flyers.
This is not something that should be kept secret or
just within the organized congregations. Open wide
the church doors so all may come!
Thank you for allowing me to comment on this!
Pam Dolson

and chat with a neighbor I didn't know well. For six
months my main transportation was my feet and it
wasn't bad.
Last winter I accepted a gift of a vintage vehicle.
Since I know now that I don't need a car, it's easier
to accept the responsibility of a classic car that is not
made for everyday use. The bonus of this choice is
that my little car seems to make everyone happy.
It cheers me to drive by folks and get a thumbs up
or a smile where I can see a memory of someone's
days gone by.
Thank you to everyone on St. John for years of
friendship and help. St. John is and always will be the
home of my heart.
Deanna Somerville
and her '62 Nash

We Need Leadership

Prayer Week Events Are Needed, Let's Start Planning

With No Car, A Resident Remembers Special St. John

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Lt. Governor Francis Urges Residents

To Prepare for Hurricane Season

St. John Tradewinds
Lieutenant Governor Gregory
Francis urged all Virgin Islanders
to review their insurance policies
and make any necessary adjust-
ments in coverage prior to the
June 1 start of the 2010 hurricane
Francis, who serves as the terri-
tory's Commissioner of Insurance,
said residents should take steps
now to ensure they have the right
type and amount of insurance cov-
erage to protect their assets.
A review of insurance coverage
should be a standard component
of hurricane planning and emer-
gency management, according to
Francis. The Lt. Gov. also recom-
mended that residents review their
policy to make sure they have the
right type of coverage for their pri-
mary residence whether it's a
house or a boat.
Buy enough insurance to rebuild
the home and replace all personal
belongings and take photographs
of their home; and also photograph
and inventory valuables and other
personal property inside of the

Reward Offered in
Virgin Islands Lottery
Burglary and Arson
St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is offering a
$2,000 cash reward to anyone
with information leading to the ap-
prehension and/ or arrest of the in-
dividuals responsible for the May
13, 2010 burglary and subsequent
arson of the Virgin Islands Lottery
on St. Thomas.
The individuals wore gloves
and hooded clothing to disguise
themselves. The individuals were
captured in a surveillance video as
they carried out the alleged crime,
which occurred between the hours
of 5:30 and 6 a.m. at the lottery
offices located on Kronprindsens
Gade, St. Thomas.
Anyone who may assist in iden-
tifying the perpetrators in the sur-
veillance video or who may have
information regarding this crime
should call Crime Stoppers' confi-
dential tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS
(8477) or 774-5666, ext. 125. All
callers will remain anonymous.

Residents should also store
important documents such as in-
surance policies, deeds, property
records, etc. in a waterproof and
fireproof container or at an off is-
land location; and evaluate their
property and purchase flood insur-
ance if needed.
Hurricane preparedness is not
limited to homeowners, but in-
cludes renters as well, according
to Francis.
"Renters also face some of the
same risk as homeowners when
disaster strikes," he said. Recov-
ering from any disaster is more
challenging without adequate in-
surance coverage."
Since a landlord's coverage

may only cover the building, he
encourages renters to secure rent-
er's insurance to cover any losses
of their personal property.
Francis hoped that both hom-
eowners and renters will use the
annual review for hurricane pre-
paredness as an opportunity to
shop around for the best insurance
policies and prices. The Lt. Gov.
reminded the community to update
their property insurance regularly
to include improvements, major
purchases and increased rebuild-
ing costs.
For more information on disas-
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a disaster inventory checklist, visit

DOH Issues Dengue Fever Alert

St. John Tradewinds
Department of Health Commissioner Julia Sheen reminded res-
idents that June 1 is the start of the hurricane season, which means
increased downpours, as the territory has experienced recently.
These conditions can make certain areas near the home a ha-
ven for mosquito breeding, placing residents at risk for Dengue
Dengue Fever is a virus transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mos-
quito and symptoms include headache, joint and muscle pain,
nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. More complicated cases of
Dengue Fever can result in Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, which is
characterized by high fever, bleeding and circulatory failure and in
rare instances, may result in death.
The hurricane season runs June 1 to November 30, 2010, and
Sheen said that residents can help their community and the Health
Department stop the spread of Dengue Fever by doing basic
Keep tires in dry place; put plants that are currently in water,
into soil; empty flowerpot bases weekly; and keep barrels tightly
Cover or turn pet dishes and buckets that hold water upside
down; place a screen or mesh over the overflow pipe of cisterns;
repair or replace damaged screens and keep windows and doors
without screens closed; and cover infant cribs with mosquito net-
Use mosquito repellants containing DEET. Follow instructions
carefully and use on arms, legs, ankles and nape of neck. Avoid
applying repellant to eyes, lips or bruised skin and to children un-
der two years old and to the hands of older children
Sheen urged healthcare providers to be vigilant about report-
ing suspected cases. Dengue Fever is a reportable disease and all
medical agencies, clinics and private physicians territory-wide are
required to report any such cases to: Epidemiologist Dr. Eugene
Tull via secure fax at 713-1508 or calling 713-1311, Ext. 3241.
To report large pools of stagnant water, contact the Environ-
mental Health Division on St. Thomas at 774-9000, Ext. 4641 or
dial 715-5111.

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11th Annual

Commodore's Cup Results

30-feet and Under
1. Whatever Dick Burks
2. Zenyatta Kevin Curtwright
3. Silmarillian Lora
4. Yellow Snow Bear
5. Southern Breeze Steve Bond

Over 30-feet
1. Windshift Stefan Scholz
2. Runaway Doug Weaver
3. O'dege Sara O'Neil
4. Rainbowmaker Vince Barnett
5. Sushi Fuego
6. Nattie M Mark Grant
7. Heart Desire Matt Hobart

The Commodore's Cup was won by Whatever captain Dick
Burks in a Laser sail off with the Class B winner, Windshift cap-
tain Stefan Scholz.
The Caribe dinghy with 15hp Yamaha engine were won by St.
John resident Steve Black.

Festival Organization Is Seeking
Miss St. John Contestants for 2010
The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John is seeking young
ladies interested in vying for the title of Miss St. John Festival Queen
Contestants must be 16 to 21 years of age, have a 2.5 academic aver-
age, a resident of the St. Thomas/St. John district and never been preg-
nant. Interested young ladies can pick up applications at the St. John
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Law Camp Open to Virgin Islands Students

St. John Tradewinds
The National Bar Association in conjunction
with the St. Thomas law firm of BoltNagi PC is
encouraging Virgin Islands students of diverse
socioeconomic backgrounds to pursue a career in
The Crump Law Camp has an open enroll-
ment policy with an emphasis being placed on
low-income students of color and encourages all
9th through llth grade high school students (be-
tween the age of 14 and 17) to apply.
Funding is available, for example, students
from households with an income of $35,000 or
less, would receive free tuition which includes
airfare, meals, housing, and all educational mate-
The 10th Annual Crump Law Camp 2010 will

be from July 11 to 24 at the Howard University
School of Law in Washington, DC and offers
students an exciting academic and social agenda,
which includes field trips in the Washington, DC
All students are paired with college and law
school students, professors, and practicing attor-
neys to serve as mentors as they continue their
education through high school, college and law
The highlight of the law camp is the competi-
tive Mock Trial Competition where the four win-
ners are invited to attend the National Bar Asso-
ciation Annual Convention.
Applications are available on the National Bar
Association website at www.nationalbar.org, or
by contacting BoltNagi PC.

World-Wide OLPC Mentors Gathering on St. John

Continued from Page 5
together to find solutions."
Starting from the idea that put-
ting laptops into children's hands
and teaching them how to use them
could literally change the world,
Waveplace has deployed mentors
across the globe to teach students
digital media.
Combining mathematical prin-
ciples and storytelling skills, stu-
dents in Waveplace pilot programs
use $200 XO laptops which were
designed by MIT Media Lab tech-
nicians. Waveplace was founded
by frequent St. John visitor Timo-
thy Falconer who launched the
first pilot program at Guy Benja-
min School in 2007.
With mentors working in vastly
different regions, it is difficult -
and up until this week has proven
impossible for teachers to gath-
er and share stories of both suc-
cesses and challenges.
"It's such a big, broad organiza-
tions with deployments across the
world, it's really difficult for us to
sit down and talk to each other,"
said Santos. "There is just a whole
world of people and there is no real
central core of information."
With the movement still in its
infancy, mentors must tackle prob-
lems as they arise, but many of the
same challenges are often faced in
numerous locations.
"This is really a constructionist
vision and people learn by doing,"
said Santos. "There is no instruc-
tional manual for the program per
se, so the realness is just the actual

working and teaching."
The lack of electricity, for ex-
ample, has been faced by several
deployed mentors and an inge-
nious idea from Afghanistan could
be the answer, explained Santos.
"A group from Afghanistan is
coming and they've created a desk
that you can pedal and through
the pedal create power," she said.
"They were having trouble with
reliable electricity so with the desk
students can pedal away and use
their computers."
The summit will also serve to
allow mentors to share their di-
verse stories and learn from each
"Some countries don't know
what is really going on with the
OLPC program," said Santos.
"One of the deployments I did
was in Sao Tome, in Africa, and
worked with local authorities who
had computers, but didn't know
how to teach students to use them.
I was going into these classrooms
and there all these computers in a
"Everyone has totally different
experiences that we can share with
each other," said the Waveplace
outreach coordinator. "This will be
a great way for us all to connect,
like a big OLPC family reunion."
In addition to the summit,
Waveplace is also hosting a men-
tor training workshop and three pi-
lot programs for St. John students.
The workshop, which runs from
May 24 through June 2, is de-
signed to train mentors to go out

and teach students and other teach-
ers how to use XO laptops. After
completing the workshop, mentors
will be prepared for deployment
around the globe to spread the
OLPC movement.
"We're looking for more men-
tors right now, especially from St.
John," said Santos. "Anyone who
is older than high school age and
has an interest in learning how to
use these computers and learning
how to teach children would be
ideal. It would also be good to be
interested in travel as the mentors
would be able to go out and do this
long-term as well."
Sure to keep themselves busy
during their Love City stay, Wave-
place officials are also sponsoring
a 60-student pilot program, the
second to be launched in Love
City. Waveplace launched its first
pilot program on St. John at Guy
Benjamin School in 2007.
This year's OLPC pilot pro-
gram will be taught to third to fifth
grade students from each St. John
elementary school.
A total of 60 students from
GBS, Julius E. Sprauve School
and Gifft Hill School will start
learning computer programming
on May 24. The pilot program will
wrap up on June 16.
The sessions will be videotaped
and streamed through Waveplace's
website at a later date. For more
information on the workshop,
summit or pilot programs check
out http://waveplace.com or http://




St. John Tradewinds, May 24-30, 2010 17

California Woman Arrested for Credit

Card Fraud at Yacht Haven Grand

St. John Tradewinds
Police on St. Thomas arrested
20-year-old Vivian Wang of Oak-
land, California and charged her
with Fraudulent Use of a Credit
Card after she attempted to pur-
chase more than $10,000 worth
of items from a Yacht Haven bou-
Bulgari employees said Wang
was accompanied by another per-
son when she attempted to pur-
chase an assortment of handbags,
belts and other leather items with a
credit card, however the card was
Wang then told the clerk to call
the 800 number on the back of the
card for authorization, but the store
employee said that was against
store protocol. Wang then told the
employee she would return the
next day for the merchandise.

Vivian Wang

The store manager contacted the
police who conducted an investi-
gation and determined the credit
card and the identification Wang
presented were forged.

Wang returned to the boutique
the next day, Saturday, May 15, at
about 11:40 a.m. and was arrested
by police officers.
Unable to post $20,000 bond
Wang was remanded to the Bureau
of Corrections pending further
court action.
V.I. Police Department Com-
missioner Novelle Francis said
businesses should always be on
the look-out for the latest scams.
This scam was based on a fraud-
ulent 800 authorization number
that store employees are asked to
call. However the person answer-
ing the call is a participant in the
scam and tells the business to au-
thorize the purchases.
"The store employees did the
right thing by holding the purchas-
es and calling the police," Francis

Police Warn of Counterfeit Bills in Territory

St. John Tradewinds
Investigators of the V.I. Police
Department's Insular Affairs Unit
on St. Croix warned the general
public to be aware of counterfeit
$20 bills circulating in the com-
A few counterfeit bills have
been turned over to police on St.
Croix as recently as last week and
may be circulating on St. Thomas
and St. John as well, VIPD ex-
VIPD Commissioner Novelle
E. Francis Jr. asked the public to
use a few simple tips to determine
if the money they receive is legiti-

Look for shifting color on the
bills. The color on the number on
the lower right hand side of the bill
is made with color shifting ink. If
the color does not shift, the bill is
not authentic.
When holding the bill up to the
light, the face on the bill is repeat-
ed as a water mark in the unprinted
space on the right side of the por-
trait. The watermark can be seen
from both sides of the bill.
The security thread can be seen
when holding the bill up to the
light. The security thread is a thin
imbedded strip running from top

to bottom on the face of the bill.
In $10 and $50 bills the strip is lo-
cated on the right of the portrait,
and in the $5, $20, and $100 bill
it's just to the left of the portrait.
Finally, compare the feel and
texture of the paper with other
bills which are known to be au-
thentic. Real bills feel like fabric
and counterfeit bills feel more like
"If you discover that a bill in
your possession is counterfeit, turn
it over to the police," Francis said.
"It's felony to knowingly pass a
counterfeit bill you received to
someone else."

Help Crime Stoppers Solve Crime of the Week

St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crimes. Anyone who
knows something, should say
something. Even the smallest bit
of information may be just what
law enforcement needs to solve
these cases.
On May 13, at a villa in Vir-
gin Grand, a burglar entered at
night through an unlocked door.
Items stolen included a notebook
computer and case, a DVD ex-
ternal writer, a Droid cell phone,

a watch, an iPod, a T-100 Sony
camera, a video camera, and two
passports. The minimum reward
for the arrest of the burglar is
Community members can
submit tips on these or any other
crimes at www.CrimeStopper-
sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-
222-TIPS. Tips are completely
anonymous, and the stateside
operators are bilingual.
If a tip leads to an arrest or the
recovery of stolen property, il-
legal drugs, or weapons, the tip-

ster receives a cash reward to be
paid according to their instruc-
tions. Only anonymous callers
to Crime Stoppers are eligible
for these cash rewards. Technol-
ogy makes it virtually impos-
sible for anyone to trace a tip. To
learn how it works, visit www.
Law enforcement has new
questions on several homicide
and burglary tips. Anyone who
submitted a tip this year, please
contact Crime Stoppers to see if
see if there's a question.

St. John Police Report



POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880

FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333

Saturday, May 15
10:29 p.m. A citizen c/r a suspicious vehicle parked on Fish
Bay Road. Suspicious vehicle.
Sunday, May 16
12:09 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ a larceny. Grand
12:14 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r a disturbance. Dis-
turbance of the peace, D.V
4:28 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance with a male. Disturbance
of the peace, threats.
Monday, May 17
7:35 a.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident r/ being threatened.
Disturbance of the peace, threats.
10:20 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ a disturbance at the
Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Disturbance of the peace, D.V
1:11 p.m. A visitor from North Carolina r/ a missing wallet.
Lost wallet.
6:00 p.m. An Estate John's Folly resident r/ an assault. Ag-
gravated assault and battery.
Tuesday, May 18
8:23 a.m. A citizen r/ a burglary at Blue Stone Services. Bur-
glary in the third.
12:07 p.m. A citizen p/r a disturbance of the peace. Distur-
bance of the peace.
2:20 p.m. An Estate Susannaberg resident r/ an auto accident
in the area of Mongoose Junction. Auto accident.
Wednesday, May 19
2:38 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ an assault. Aggra-
vated assault and battery, D.V
4:40 p.m. A visitor from Georgia r/ that damage was done to
his car. Damage to a vehicle.
Thursday, May 20
3:38 p.m. A citizen c/r a vehicle in the area of Gifft Hill play-
ing loud music. Loud music.
4:10 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ receiving harassing
phone calls. Telephone harassment.
7:10 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r loud music. Loud
9:35 p.m. A citizen c/r a man lying on the bridge in Estate
Friday, May 21
2:28 a.m. A citizen c/r a vehicle over the embankment in the
area of Estate Grunwald. Auto accident.
4:49 a.m. A citizen c/r suspicious activity in the area of Estate
Carolina. Suspicious activity.

18 St. John Tradewinds, May 24-30, 2010

Community Calendar

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

Tuesday, May 26
The committee has also relied on the expertise of Lambert Me-
dia to produce the first documentary film on gangs in the territory,
and the film will be featured during training and the conference.
Train the Trainers training will take place May 24 on St. Thomas
at the University of the Virgin Islands and at the conference will
be at the Westin Resort on Tueday, May 26.
Thursday, May 27
The Island Green Building Association will host its monthly
meeting on Thursday, May 27, at The Marketplace on the second
floor, with a social at 5 p.m. and meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
May 28-29
The 45th Annual Women's Convention will be on Friday, May
28, with a march from the Cruz Bay park to the church starting at
6:15 p.m. A service at St. Ursula's Church will follow the march
at 7 p.m. On Saturday, May 29, the group will host its conference
at the Westin Resort and Villas starting at 7 a.m.
Sunday, May 30
Friends of the VINP'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 Winston Wells ball field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 6
St. John School of the Arts will have auditions for their Ruth
"Sis" Frank Performance/Merit Scholarship on Sunday, June 6 at
2 p.m. The scholarship is applied to tuition for Art, Dance or Mu-
sic for the 2010-11 school year at St. John School of the Arts
June 30
Lt. Gov. Gregory R. Francis strongly encourages corporate citi-
zens to satisfy the franchise tax and annual filing requirements of
Titles 13 and 26 of the Virgin Islands Code which requires every
registered corporation to pay a franchise tax to the Office of the
Lt. Gov. on or before June 30 of every year.

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

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

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

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

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For information on Devotions and Study
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7:30 p.m. Fridays;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
776-6316, 776-6254

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

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

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
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.

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

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m.
Saturdays (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sundays

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.

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.

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

Word of Faith Church
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Business Directory

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

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

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

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

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

Island to Island Architecture
Leonard J. Baum

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


27 years serving Virgin Islanders
Dr. Craig Friedenberg

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

V.I. Employee Benefit Consultants
Phone 776-6403

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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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Located in Mongoose Junction Real Estate
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Westin Resorts & Villas tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
Spa Services P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904 info@damericanparadise.com

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

St. John Eye Care 779-2020

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

Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995

Holiday Homes of St. John
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Islandia Real Estate
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tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115
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tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
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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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east & Privaleer Bay to the
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upscale subdivision with
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roads & underground utilities.
Privacy & pristine beauty for the
perfect hideaway. $9.15M

biopplng enter brand new
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on-site parking & generator.
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on the south shore road walking
distance to the Westin Resort
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able. Beautifully appointed 2
bedroom townhouses were com-
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located mid-island. Features
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rooms with two exterior decks .
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"RIdgetop" is a two-story, two-bedroom private getaway vacation rental
nestled in the hills overlooking Coral Bay. From it's locale in Eden Place, a
small private neighborhood, it is an easy drive to the island's beautiful
beaches, hiking trails, restaurants and entertainment A shared swimming
pool with deck and gazebo is located adacet to the house and is used by
only 4 other homes, Walk to the world famous Skinny Legs. $695,000
"Amorita" Beautiful, masonry home in upscale Chocolate Hole North has
large pool deck with spa & faces southeast to catch the tradewind breezes.
Water views of Hart Bay & the South Shorejust minutes from Cruz Bay & a
short walk tothe Westin Resort. Features include stone arches and vaulted
cypress ceilings, screened gallery, arched courtyard entrance, fruit trees, &
deeded access to two beaches. Just reduced to $899,000
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around a beautifully landscaped courtyard with swimming pool and jetted hot
tub. Every room enjoys an ocean view a sparkling panorama of Sir Francis
SDrake Channel, wilh Tortola beyond. Two equal, air-conditioned king
bedroomibath suites with sleeping lofts fank the main living/dining pavilion.
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"Fish Beach" Brand New Mediterranean Style 2 bedroom luxury pool villa
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Bay. Villa features premium finishes including travertine floors, tile roof.
antique brick & coral patios, cook's kitchen with stone countertops and
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utmost privacy yet only a ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town. Features
include large covered porches, beautiful custom mahogany cabinets and
built-in bar, exposed concrete beams and window sills and tile floors all
combine to create an elegant atmosphere. Cooling breezes and water views
Bion an an almost level lot with room to add a pool or spa. S1.395M
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pool, walk to town & Frank Bay Beach. The 3 bedroom penthouse units are
over 2100 sq.ft All feature Ig kitchens, granite countertops, stainless
appliances, private laundry &le storage. $749,500 to $1,299,000
"Carolina Cottage" Really cute 2 bedroom house with nice water views
of Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole, Faces east to catch the cooling trade
wind breezes & the driveway is paved for easy access. Fully furnished and
a nice location close to Coral Bay with large deck and room to expand or
add a pool. Space below could be converted to another bedroom. $575.000
"Uttle Plantation" Seven acres of subdividable land with beautiful easterly views over Coral Bay,
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sun rise and moon rise. Walk to Cocoloba Shopping Center. A preliminary subdivision plan is in
place and a road has been cut o thetop of the property Just reduced to $1.9M
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CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighborhood. Masonry construction with low maintenance
features. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample
room for expansion. $1,595,000.

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.
REEF BAY VIEW Absolutely stunning, unobstructed,
views of National Park land, w/secluded white sand
beach below. Attractive 4 bd/3 bath,w/pool, spa and
vacation rental history. $1,595,000.
COCO CRUZ Fabulous 3 bd/2 bath turn-key rental
villa on Maria Bluff. Panoramic views, Ig. pool, multiple
decks, prime location. $1,800,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.

PLUMB GUT- 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $499,000.
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.
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. Reduced to $595K.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
BANK OWNED PARCELS Chocolate Hole, priced to
SELL! $250,000 & 276,500. GREAT BUYS!
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.
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, /2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS Outstanding views. $325K & $415K.
LEINSTER BAY 2 side-by-side lots on Johnny Horn
Trail. $225K & $329K.
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
GREAT CRUZ BAY 1.05 acre site w/fantastic har-
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on Peter Bay Point, has private path to
pristine beach.
Spectacular new,
gated estate on
1.63 acres with
exceptional pri-
vacy, surrounded
by 645' shoreline
and National
$32,000,000 Park waters.
"SEABISCUIT" is a winner! Charming
2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with

nient to Coral
Bay. Walk to
shoreline wa-
$995,000 tersports.

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m villa on 1+ private
acre, bordered
features stun-
ning north shore
views, pool w/
waterfall, spa,
easy access to
Cinnamon Bay
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and great
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10 tory.

"uN I V l I IVIlel N raDulous custom
81000 ft villa close to Cruz Bay, 6
bdrms, 6.5
baths, de-
signer detail
and furnishings
views of Pills-
bury Sound &
$3,780,000 St. Thomas..
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that bor-
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tremely quiet
stone home
has all the
amenities one
would desire
on over an
acre of gently
$2,950,000 sloped land.

Charming, beautifully furnished 1
bdrm/1 bath condo located along the
waterfront of Cruz
Bay. Great harbor
view, easy access
to restaurants,
shops and galler-
ies. Deeded under-
$599,000 ground parking.

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breathtaking views over Rendezvous
$ 5 Bay & St.
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gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,295,000 villa.

HILL-clean and cheerfully decorated
poolside condo is conveniently close
$to town
w/ nicely
Seller says
make an
$510.000 offer!

"MILL VISTA- CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood,
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site.649 acre $274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000 awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details.
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upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads,
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle /2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000 SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-
Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $475,000 Thomas west views. From 425,000. $1,999,000
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" ViewstoCoral Harbor, deeded accesstowaterfront $595,000 views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable
coast to Ram's Head St. Croix. From S550,000. waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular available from $699,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and private parcels above Rendezvout s FBay; paved road, spectacular
underground utilities. From $285,000 stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 "IDREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI
views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 bettn iews over Bay. 12 lots from $399,000
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views. Master i & kitchen on
upper level 5L s2 BR, living area &
kitchen. A/ Priced to sell. $675,000
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
CRUZ BAY Prime.75 acre property, 3 bdrm
with pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 and
suited for development. $2,950,000
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
CHATEAU MARGOT A private gated
compound located in Spice Hill, knock-your-
socks-off views, 5 bdrms + guest cottage. 2
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MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
home overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter
home w/2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
Adjacent cottage available for $279,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs,
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers
privacy. $1,499,000
acres) FLAT fenced parcel with expansion
and/or subdivision opportunities. Newly built
multi-unit tasteful masonry home. $925,000
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
floors. $3,450,000

INN LUVE beautiful ireat uruz Baywith sunset WAI EHI-HUN I! hill In tne oceantront pool -UN & GUN I EN I MENI 18" views. I lied poo
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impressive recent renovations $1,095,000. tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,001

VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home,
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings,
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above Rendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 1800 views, large pool & hot tub
NEW! ALLESANDRA Luxurious masonry
villa, extensively renovated in 2007, picture
postcard views of 3 bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car
garage $1,999,000
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

villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000 floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset $1,990,000
views, 3 bdrms w/en suite baths. Open style, CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000 Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps acre. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate!
to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA $2,395,000
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MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000
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GHS students (clockwise from above) Lily Francis, Michael Palminteri, Tomas del
Olmo, Embeyah Braithwait, Jessica Rutnik, Feliscia Olivieri, Landis Wallace and Zohar
Softer-Greer show off their original storybooks.

GHS Students Show Off Writing,

Art Skills with Storybook Project

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
From pre-school through the
elementary grade levels, Gifft
Hill School students showed
off their impressive writing and
drawing skills on Wednesday af-
ternoon, May 19.
Thanks to Kate Swan who
donated blank hardcover books
for students from pre-school
through eighth grade, each GHS
student created a work of their
very own. The completed books
even included short synopses of
the stories on the back cover and
"About the Author" information
with pictures on the inside back
Pre-school students like Em-
beyah Braithwait created bi-
lingual books showcasing their
growing competence of Spanish
along with original drawings
and the corresponding English
Oliver Biddle and his pre-
kindergarten classmates created

counting books with each num-
ber illustrated by trees, butter-
flies or stars.
Older students filled their
books with humorous stories
and sometimes hair-raising tales.
Primary class student Tristan
Michtner's book was titled "The
Killing Lizard." Peals of laughter
were heard from a group reading
Lyric Vaccaracht's book.
Several third graders, includ-
ing Luca Costello presented their
take on "The Worst Picture Day
Ever." Fourth grader Tomas del
Olmo's short story collection
"Book of Randomness" included
one tale inspired by a classmate
titled, "The Smelliest Locker."
Poems filled Vela Culbert's
"New Kid-itis and Other Sto-
ries," while Ty Massaquoi's
"Super Mato" told the tale of
a superhero tomato who fights
the rancher man and the pepper
In addition to sharing their
stories with friends and family

members, GHS lower school stu-
dents also got to show off their
craziest hats on May 19 for Silly
Hat Day.
With floppy ears, zany horns
or crazy colored hair, GHS stu-
dents flexed their creative and
artistic muscles.
The school-wide book project,
which students all the way up to
the eighth grade participated in,
is a part of GHS' focus on writ-
ing, explained lower school prin-
cipal Beth Knight.
"The project combined art and
writing and the students worked
on these for months," said
Knight. "This is kind of a kick-
off to the 'Six Plus One' writing
program we're going to be doing
next year."
Before filling in their blank
books, students participated in
writers' workshops and brain-
storming sessions.
"The children loved the proj-
ect and what they came up with
is so impressive," said Knight.

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