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October 18-24, 2010 I1
Copyright 2010 JOHN

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

Carolina Landslides Threaten Centerline Rd.

VIPD Arrests
.A Two Officers:
S. o Somersall
Sand Gumbs
Page 2
Carolina Valley
Resident Lauds
Officials' Action
in Response to
,,. .Storm Damage
Page 4
_.~ New Restaurant
... ... at Cruz Bay Site
Page 8
'* "Second Annual
S ""-"Just Play Day"
i "Attracts Hundreds
Page 7
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott St. John, Tektite
Ruby Taylor-Cioppa shows off her skills on the jump rope during the second annual Just Play Day on Monday, Had Connection
October 11. About 200 children packed the Winston Wells ball field for a day of sports and games hosted by Using
Sport For Social Change. Story and additional photos on pages 6 and 16. to Chilean Rescue
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2 St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010

"We must follow the laws even more so than the people we swore
to protect and serve. We should always lead by example."
VIPD District Police Chief Rodney Querrard

VIPD Arrest Two of Its Own Officers

in St. Thomas/St. John District

St. John Tradewinds
Two V.I. Police Department
Officers in the St. Thomas/St.
John District were arrested on two
separate arrest warrants issued by
Magistrate Judge Alan Smith of
the Superior Court of the Virgin
Islands on Thursday, October 14.
Officer Eugene Somersall, 45
years old and a 20-year veteran of
the VIPD, was charged with Em-
bezzlement, Obtaining Money un-
der False Pretence and Grand Lar-
ceny based on an investigation by
the VIPD's Insular Investigations
Unit of stolen bail bonds money
which occurred on three separate
occasions from the Richard Call-
wood Command.
On each occasion Officer Som-
ersall produced a receipt to the
individual posting the bail money,
but the money was never received
by the Virgin Islands Superior
Court. Bail was set in the amount
of $10,000 (unsecured) by order
of Judge Smith. Somersall was
scheduled to appear in Magistrates
Court on Friday, October 15, to be
advised of his rights.
Gary Gumbs, 25 years old and
a two-year veteran of the VIPD,
was charged with Aggravated
Child Abuse and Child Neglect
based on the investigation of the
VIPD's Major Crimes Unit in
to the shooting death of a minor
child that occurred at Lovenlund

Eugene Somersall

Apartments in February.
Bail was set in the amount of
$10,000 (unsecured) by orders
of Judge Smith. Gumbs was also
scheduled to appear in Magistrate
Court on October 15 to be advised
of his rights.
Both officers were placed on
administrative leave without pay
pending the conclusion of their
VIPD's Acting Commissioner
Raymond Hyndman reminded
the public that the officers are
innocent until proven guilty in a
"The accusations levelled to-
ward these officers do not reflect
the character of the majority of
police officers who serve this
community diligently and hon-
estly every day," said Hyndman.

Gary Gumbs

"The VIPD is committed to purg-
ing its ranks of those who dishon-
or the badge."
VIPD District Police Chief
Rodney Querrard said "being in a
management position on days like
this always affects you."
"I don't believe that any Law
Enforcement Officer ever sets out
on a shift wanting to arrest one of
their own," said Querrard. "I do
believe strongly though that we as
a Police Department have to clean
from the inside out. One cannot
enforce the laws and yet break
them just because they are a Po-
lice Officer."
"We must follow the laws even
more so than the people we swore
to protect and serve," Querrard
said. "We should always lead by

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Guy Benjamin To Celebrate 97th

Birthday at Fred's on October 18
Friends are hosting a birthday party for Guy Benjamin on Mon-
day, October 18, at 4 p.m. at Fred's in Cruz Bay. The public is
invited to join the celebration of Benji's 97th birthday. Bring a dish
to share or just come out and celebrate.

Next Chamber Meeting Is October 19
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will be hosting its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Steve Black will be giving a presentation the last 20 minutes
of the meeting beginning at 6:10. Don Porter and Kate Norfleet,
Chamber Board members, look forward to seeing everyone there.

JESS PTA Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 20
Julius E. Sprauve School Principal Mario Francis advises all
parents, guardians and the general public that the Parent Teacher
Association meeting is on Wednesday, October 20, at 5:30 p.m. in
the school's cafeteria.
The meeting will cover the election of new officers, a 50/50
raffle, and a JESS news update from the administration.

IGBA Resumes Meetings October 21
Island Green Building Association will resume monthly meet-
ings on Thursday, October 21, on the second floor of The Market-
place with refreshments at 5 p.m. and the meeting from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m.
Basil Ottley of the U.S. Department of the Interior will describe
the Energy Development in Island Nations initiative and what
goals have been identified by the V.I. Government. Ottley will be
accompanied by a member of the Virgin Islands Energy Office and
a question/answer session will follow.
Also speaking will be Sean Corsaut, owner of the award-win-
ning Horizon Energy Systems V.I., who will demonstrate passive
energy conservation solutions. The public is welcome to this free
seminar. Call 227-1110 for more information.

Take Back the Night March/Vigil Oct. 21
In commemoration of October as Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, join the St. John Community Crisis Center in a Take Back
the Night March and Candle Light Vigil on Thursday, October 21,
at 6 p.m. at the Frank Powell Park.
For more information call 693-7233.

SJCF's Oct. 30 Gubernatorial Forum

Canceled; Senatorial Forum Is Oct. 23
St. John Community Foundation regrets to inform the commu-
nity that is must cancel its planned gubernatorial forum, which was
set for October 30, due to scheduling conflicts. The forum will not
be rescheduled.
SJCF's senatorial forum, however, is on for Saturday, October
23, at the Westin Resort and Villas. The event will start with a
meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. with the forum starting at 7 p.m. at a
ballroom at the Westin.

Mosquito Fogging Set for October 26

Department of Health's Environmental Health division will be
fogging for mosquitoes on St. John this month on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 26.

The Community Newspaper Since 1972

St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010 3

Upper Carolina Landslides Impact Centerline Road Below

Additional landslides seem likely for island hillsides

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While residents across St. John
continued to recover last week
from the devastating rains which
inundated the island during Tropi-
cal Storm Otto early this month,
Upper Carolina residents' woes
impacted everyone who drove
along Centerline Road.
The subdivision experienced
several landslides along its private
roads, but also one major landslide
which threatened to close Center-
line Road and even more are pos-
Upper Carolina resident and
vice president of the neighbor-
hood's land owners' association,
Carey Mercurio, noticed a crack
in her driveway on Wednesday
morning, October 6, the morning
after severe rainfall from TS Otto
soaked the island.
Mercurio watched over the next
several days as the crack grew big-
ger and finally her landscaped hill-
side started to fall away. Having
lived in her concrete home since
the early 2000s, Mercurio had not
previously experienced any land-
slides on that portion of her prop-
erty, she explained.
"At first it was down three
inches, then three feet and then 30
feet," she said about the crack on
her hillside.
By Monday morning, October
11, Mercurio's hillside, including
her septic system, was 40 feet be-
low her property covering a por-
tion of Centerline Road.
Department of Public Works
crews dug the area out so at least
one lane was passable for traffic.
Crews continued to work through-
out the week as the dirt continued
to fall.
Just down the road from there,
across from the entrance to the Up-
per Carolina subdivision, runoff
from the neighborhood dislodged
a roughly 30-foot section of road-
bed underneath Centerline Road
near Pam Gaffin's home.
Cones and rocks outline the
area where the hillside below the
asphalt was washed away. (See re-
lated story on page 4).
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger was the first govern-
ment official to assess the dam-

The once landscaped hillside next to Carey Mercurio's driveway in Upper Carolina,
above, caved in sending yards of dirt 40 feet down the hill blocking one lane on Centerline
Road below.

age to Upper Carolina, followed
by DPW and federal officials,
explained the neighborhood land
owners' association president Ger-
ry Hills.
"Senator at Large Barshinger
came up on Saturday night, Oc-
tober 9, and he immediately took
a number of photos and sent them
to the governor," said Hills. "Then
Department of Public Works Com-
missioner Darryl Smalls came out
on Monday after Carey's hill caved
in. He did an assessment as well."
Later in the week, George Lew-
is from VI. Territorial Emergency
Management Agency, John Oliver
from the Small Business Associa-

tion's Disaster Analysis, DPW St.
John Deputy Director Ira Wade
and a Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency representative from
Puerto Rico also took a look at the
area, according to Hills.
"They were touring the island
and looking at everything and they
came up here," Hills said.
Of particular concern for of-
ficials was the land next door to
Mercurio's where a 30-foot crack
emerged, Hills added.
"We have 30-foot-long cracks
in various sections running par-
allel to the road," he said. "Next
door to Carey's landslide is anoth-
er 30-foot crack that looks to be

down about six inches from where
it was. The feds looked at that and
were concerned about it."
Hills was hoping to obtain sig-
nage from DPW cautioning driv-
ers to go slowly and avoid several
portions of the Upper Carolina sub-
division roads where the roadbeds
were undermined. In the mean-
time, Hills and Mercurio erected
hand-painted signs themselves.
"The first step is to notify ev-
eryone and put warning signs up,"
said Hills. "I'm still hoping that
DPW will get me some official ter-
ritorial warning sings. Right now
I have some buckets that I spray-
painted myself and a sign I made

from plywood and spray paint."
Hills is also trying to contact all
Upper Carolina land owners to no-
tify them of the damages. Beyond
that, the Upper Carolina Land
Owners' Association president
was at a loss.
"We don't have any idea how
to fix what we've got either long-
term or short-term," he said. "And
we have no way to pay for it."
While drainage in the subdi-
vision is obviously a problem,
there is nothing to be done during
massive flood events like the one
wrought by TS Otto, according to
"It was 18 inches of rain," he
said. "Drive along Centerline
Road and you'll see probably 40
landslides along the road. It's the
geography of the island."
As residents cope with the ex-
isting unstable roadway in Upper
Carolina, at least one thing seemed
certain -there are surely more
problems ahead.
"We are not out of the woods by
any means," said Hills. "We have
land that is very unstable at this
Hills is trying to contact all Up-
per Carolina land owners. Any-
one who has not heard from Hills
who owns land in Upper Carolina
should email stjohncaptain@aol.


Church Schedules ..............15
Classified Ads ...............16-17
Community Calendar ...........14
Crossword Puzzle ............... 14
Ferry Schedules .................15
Letters ........................ 12-13
Historical Bits & Pieces ......11
P police Log ...........................15
Real Estate ....................17-19

Thursday, Oct. 21st



4 St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010

As Rains Fell, Flooding Followed and Power Poles Came Tumbling Down

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As rains lashed St. John early
this month, one Coral Bay resident
got a frightening front row seat to
floods, fires and downed telephone
Pam Gaffin, who lives across
Centerline Road from the Up-
per Carolina subdivision en-
trance, awoke around 2 a.m. early
Wednesday morning, October 6,
to a river rushing below her home
and threatening at her door.
"At 2 a.m. I woke up because
the river that was rushing 13 feet
below my house was coming into
my back door," said Gaffin. "I
jumped up, grabbed my cat and my
computer and got the hell out of
the house. I thought the house was
going to float down the river."
The flow of runoff caused a
roughly 30-foot section of hillside
below Centerline Road to cave.
Gaffin called 911 and was over-
joyed with the operator who an-
swered her call.
"The 911 operator was spectac-
ular," she said. "I told her, I don't
need the police or the fire, but I
needed [Department of Public
Works St. John Deputy Director]
Mr. Wade. She managed to find

him in the middle of that night and
he knew exactly where and who I
Shortly after Gaffin made the
first 911 call, a crashing telephone
pole prompted her to call again,
she explained.
"I've never seen a transformer
blow up before," said Gaffin. "It
wasn't just sparking, there were
fires on the hillside. And the fire
truck couldn't get up here because
of the landslides."
"I thought my house was going
to burn down in the middle of a
flood," she said.
When the 911 operator con-
tacted DPW's Wade, he mobilized
a crew and started making his way
out to Gaffin's house. In the mean-
time, although she didn't request
the VI. Police Department's help,
an officer arrived.
"I said that I didn't need the po-
lice, but Officer Ramsey tried to
come out to make sure I was safe,"
said Gaffin. "He couldn't make it
on Centerline so he drove around
to North Shore Road and he made
it. He sat with me until Mr. Wade
got here just to make sure I was
safe and that no one went off the
Wade and a DPW crew showed

The St. John Band

Residents created a make-shift barricade to warn
motorists of the unstable roadway. Drivers should stay well
inside of the edge of Centerline Road, according to Gaffin.

up at Gaffin's house around 5:30
a.m. and a half and hour later a
Water and Power Authority crew
"Mr. Wade got here around 5:30
and a half hour later there was
WAPA," said Gaffin. "There were
two poles that went down and
WAPA had both poles replaced
and the electricity and telephones
in Coral Bay which all runs
through that pole back on by 4

p.m. that day."
"That is absolutely astonish-
ing," Gaffin said. "They had the
poles, the truck to dig the holes for
the poles, the wire and they made
the decision to close the road so
they could actually get work done
and not have to move every time a
car went by. I was very impressed
with what they did."
While Gaffin's power and
phones weren't turned back on by

WAPA that day, to her surprise, a
crew returned the next morning.
"They didn't get me power that
day," said Gaffin. "But the next
morning there was Innovative run-
ning a line for me and then WAPA
came and hooked me up. I called
[WAPA executive director] Hugo
Hodge to thank him and brought
a chocolate cake to the WAPA of-
The road bed remains unstable,
however, and Gaffin urged driv-
ers to proceed through the area
"Cars should hug the inside of
the road there and if there is a traf-
fic jam, do not stop on that part of
the road," said Gaffin. "I do have
confidence that DPW will fix the
road correctly, but I hope it hap-
pens before we have no road to
Coral Bay and I have a truck in my
Although Gaffin still has her
hands full with mud, landslides
and runoff, she was overjoyed
with the fast and reliable response
to her crisis.
"I was thrilled with DPW, the
police, 911 and WAPA," she said.
"Everyone in Coral Bay should say
'thank you' to WAPA and DPW.
They were amazing."

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St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010 5

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Ticket Attracts Large Crowd

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
About 90 guests packed Rob
Crane's Carib Surf home in Frank
Bay on Tuesday night, October 12,
for a fundraiser for Governor John
deJongh and Lieutenant Governor
Greg Francis.
Guests sipped champagne and
munched on hors d'oeuvres like
dill bellinis with smoked salmon
and double cheese tartlets with
caramelized onion, while social-
izing with Democrat incumbents

deJongh and Francis, and their
Everyone from Josephine and
Hugo Roller, Terry and Chuck
Pishko, Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger and Thomas Thomas
were spotted at the party.
The event was hosted by Rob
and Mares Crane and organized
by Fraser Drummand. DeJongh
supporters paid $50 each to attend
the soiree, enjoy the full bar and
tasty treats and show their support
ahead of the November 2 election.

ABOVE: Guests mingled
at Carib Surf, including (L
to R) Toya Ellis, Matt Ellis,
Governor John deJongh, Lt.
Gov. Greg Francis, Mares
Crane and Rob Crane.

LEFT: DeJongh/Francis
supporters enjoyed a night
of great food and drinks and
conversation at Carib Surf.

Photos Courtesy of Mares Crane

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waterfall in El
Yunque during their
field trip to Puerto
Rico in July.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo Courtesy of JFLI

JFLI Summer Program Students Tour

Puerto Rico from El Yunque to Ponce

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Alvis Christian and John's
Folly Learning Institute summer
program participants wrapped up
their season with an exciting trip
to Puerto Rico in late July.
The students Elisha Auguste,
Ira Christian, Rahkeesha Titre,
Ce'Khoi Scatliff, Ali-Yah Scat-
liff and Stephen White Jr. were
accompanied by JFLI's Stephen
White Sr. and Christian, the insti-
tute's director.
The group enjoyed tours of Old
San Juan, the El Yunque rainfor-
est, Arroyo, Ponce, Guayama and
Salinas during their week in Puer-
to Rico. JFLI's Summer Program
participants were able to cover
so much ground during their trip
thanks to retired St. John teacher
Idalia Scimeca.
Scimeca moved back home to
Puerto Rico with her husband,

Tony, after retiring from Guy Ben-
jamin School two years ago.
"The Scimecas were our tour
guides andthey helpedus so much,"
said Christian. "We wouldn't have
been able to see as much as we did
without them. They knew exactly
where to go and it cut down on
how much time it took us driving
from place to place."
While the entire week was a suc-
cess, students especially enjoyed
viewing waterfalls in the rainfor-
est and touring the forts in Old San
Juan, according to Christian.
Up next for the JFLI group is
the St. Croix Agriculture Fair,
Christian added.
"We want to expose the kids to
St. Croix and all the agriculture
they have there," he said. "We also
plan to go to Tortola in the future.
It's important for these kids to see
their neighboring islands."
The students are also gearing up

for their next big trip planned for
July 2011, when they are heading
down-island, Christian explained.
"For our next big trip, we're
looking at St. Lucia or Dominica
next summer," said the JFLI direc-
tor. "We want the kids to get a taste
of what Creole culture is all about
and see something really differ-
None of JFLI's trips would be
possible without the community's
support, Christian added.
He thanked Skinny Legs, Aqua
Bistro, Island Blues, Shipwreck,
Miss Lucy's, Donkey Diner and
Estate Concordia Preserve for their
earnest and continued support and
"I want to thank the entire St.
John community for coming out to
our food sales and fundraisers and
especially those restaurants for
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St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010 7

Second Annual Just Play Day Draws Hundreds of Kids

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After being cooped up during
several days of heavy rains from
Tropical Storm Otto, St. John
youngsters relished the chance to
run and play in the sun last week.
More than 200 kids and al-
most as many volunteers packed
the Winston Wells ball field on
Monday, October 11, for the sec-
ond annual Just Play Day, which
even drew some families from St.
Thomas and Water Island.
The flagship event and main
fundraiser for Using Sport For So-
cial Change (USFSC), Just Play
Day featured St. John youth from
2 to 18 facing off in a variety of
activities from a basketball throw
to a 50 yard dash.
The event kicked off at 8:30
a.m. with registration and didn't
wrap up until after 2 p.m. Each
participant took home a reusable
water bottle, canvas tote bag and
T-shirt and the top three boy and

top three girl contestants in each
activity also received medals,
thanks to Verace St. John.
USFSC is the brainchild of
Dean Doeling, a senior production
artist for Nike, who launched the
program in June 2008 after being
stopped in his tracks by a sight he
observed in Cruz Bay while on va-
"I was walking by the field in
town and I saw a group of kids
kicking around one flat soccer ball
and still having a great time," said
Doeling. "I imagined what these
kids would do if they only had
some equipment to use."
Shortly after he returned home to
Oregon, Doeling launched USFSC
as a way to impact St. John youth
through sports and fitness. From
the first few boxes of equipment
donated by Nike and distributed
to local schools, the program has
been a huge success.
With the goal of giving youth
"the confidence they need to set

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

A timed football throw into a target was just one of
the activities for kids to enjoy and compete in during the
Second Annual Just Play Day.

personal goals, achieve their as-
pirations and create opportunity
for themselves, their families and
their community," USFSC is not
just fun and games.

Doeling established a core group
of dedicated St. John volunteers
and launched a partnership with
the St. John Community Founda-
tion, the program's fiscal agent.

In a little more than just two
years, USFSC has already had a
big impact on local sports. Partici-
pants in the annual Ruby Rutnik
Memorial Softball Tournament
can thank the program for new
gloves and St. John Men's Flag
Football teams were the recipients
of dozens of pairs of cleats from
Add boxes upon boxes of soc-
cer balls, basketballs, baseballs
and more for all island schools,
and one begins to get a picture of
Doeling's dream.
"I don't ever want to see a group
of kids deprived of sports equip-
ment on St. John ever again," he
Standing on the same field
where he observed children play-
ing with the flat soccer ball, Doe-
ling looked like he was having al-
most as much fun as the 200 kids
who ran, jumped, threw balls and
laughed all day October 11.
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8 St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010

Hinds Restaurant Closed; Fatty Crab To Open

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After two years of serving up
some of Cruz Bay's most inventive
cuisine, Walter Hinds is throwing
in his apron and heading back to
The chef closed the doors to his
popular Hinds Restaurant in Sep-
tember after enjoying two great
seasons as a hot spot on the is-
land's dining and dancing scene.
Hinds is heading back to New
York where he will launch a proj-
ect in Harlem, according to the
"I have a project I'm working
on in Harlem now and I'm mov-
ing stateside," he said, declining to
divulge any information about his
next foray into the kitchen.
With Hinds out, a Malaysian-
inspired seafood joint is taking
over his former restaurant space,
the chef added.
"I sold the restaurant to Fatty
Crab," said Hinds.
Fatty Crab currently has two lo-
cations in New York City, one on
the Upper West Side and another
in the West Village, according to
the website www.fattycrab.com.
The Upper West Side outpost
menu ranges from pork or vegeta-
ble steam buns for $13 to braised
short ribs for $25 and also includes
a variety of soups and noodle dish-
es including wontons and coconut
While Fatty's St. John menu

Chef Walter Hinds will be
moving back to New York.

was not available last week, the
food will likely be shellfish-centric
and patrons can expect to get their
hands dirty.
"Fatty Crab is a restaurant that
serves Malaysian inspired cui-
sine," according to the website.
"The Malaysians use a wide va-
riety of spices, fermented condi-
ments, chilies, and a ton of co-
conut milk in their cuisine. Over
the years there have been distinct
Chinese, Portuguese, Indian and
Indonesian influences integrated
into the cuisine, especially in the
urban centers and port cities."
"Abundant with curries, spicy
and sour fish soups, satay, varied
noodle dishes and the ubiquitous
nasi lemak, Malaysian cuisine is
complex, spicy and really hard to
categorize.. .and the coolest thing is

they love to eat with their hands,"
according to www.fattycrab.com.
"A practice we at Fatty Crab fully
The Fatty website is also care-
ful to point out that the restaurants'
food is more "fusion" than "tradi-
"We refer to our restaurant as
'inspired by' because while the
cuisine stays very true to the Ma-
laysian palate, we also pull from
the cuisines of other Southeast
Asian countries and employ many
western techniques in the execu-
tion of the food," according to the
website. "You will find that we ro-
tate some of our menu items sea-
sonally and run market-inspired
specials. And, a number of clas-
sic dishes stay on the menu all the
time: beef short rib rendang, pork
and watermelon salad, fatty duck
and, of course, chili crab, to name
a few."
One thing for sure is that St.
John diners can expect an excit-
ing new restaurant this season in
the former Hind's, which was for-
merly Tage, formerly that Mardi
Gras-inspired Patois and formerly
the Zozo's location.
As for Hinds, he's going back to
New York with fond memories of
Love City and good friends.
"I love St. John," said Hinds.
"The people are amazing and I
made some beautiful, life-long
friends. It's a beautiful island and I
had a great time living here."

CareForce Is October 21 at St. Ursula's
CareForce will be on St. John at St. Ursula's Senior Center on
Thursday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop by for free flu and pneumonia shots and blood pressure and
blood sugar checks. Pharmacists will be available to answer ques-
tions about medication.
Last year the organization served 3,850 participants and set its
goal this year at 5,000 participants. Each year the event has grown
and the V.I. Medical Institute Inc. now partners with AARP, V.I.
National Guard, Department of Human Services, HOVENSA,
Department of Health, UVI Nursing Departments and numerous
volunteers from the community.
Influenza and pneumococcal immunizations are the primary
focus of the event, but other health services are available as well
including dental, vision and foot exams and blood pressure and
blood sugar screenings.
Participants should bring a Medicare card if they have one and
be sure to eat before attending.

Woody's "Save Second Base"

Cancer Fundraiser Set for October 23
Cruz Bay's Woody's Seafood Saloon is throwing a party with a
purpose on Saturday, October 23, from 7 to 11 p.m.
The event, co-sponsored by The Buzz 104.3 and Bellows Inter-
national, is a block party with all proceeds going to help the fight
against cancer.
Proceeds will go to the local St. John/St. Thomas American
Cancer Society's first ever St. John Relay for Life and the char-
ity Living Beyond Breast Cancer, which helps patients across the
complete spectrum of diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survival.
The Woody's Cancer Block Party, called "Save Second Base"
will feature the restaurant's first annual Wing Eating Contest and
live entertainment by Kenny Floyd.
Organizers need wing eaters for the contest and sponsors. There
is a $100 donation entry fee for the contest and sponsorships are
encouraged. Contestants must be at least 18 to compete. Enter the
contest by calling Woody's at 779-4625 or just stop by. The grand
prize is a full day charter on Wet Woody's for six people.

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Breast Cancer Awarness Month:

Karen Radtke Readies for Her Third

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Race for Cure

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Karen Radtke is heading to
Florida at the end of the month, but
she won't be taking in the sights or
relaxing on the Gulf Coast.
Radtke will be walking 60 miles
over three days during Halloween
weekend as part of Tampa Bay's
Susan G. Komen 3-Day Race for
the Cure.
The upcoming breast cancer
fundraiser will be Radtke's third
3-Day event, but definitely won't
be her last. She plans to walk in all
15 of the events hosted across the
Radtke started the walk-a-thon
tradition with her sister three years
ago as a way for the two to get
together and get healthy, she ex-
"I saw an article in a magazine
about the 3-Day walk and at that
time my sister and I had started
getting together on weekends once
a year," said Radtke. "I thought
it would be fun to do something
physical during our weekends and
also do something worthwhile."
Her sister, who lives in Wiscon-
sin, jumped on board and a tradi-
tion was born. Three years later,
Radtke covered 60 miles first in
Minnesota and last year in the na-
tion's capital, where she was cho-
sen to be a flag bearer during both
the opening and closing ceremo-
nies honoring her husband's aunt
who lost her battle with cancer in
The weekend walk-a-thons are
packed with inspiring and coura-
geous women of all ages who join
together to stop a leading killer of
sisters, mothers, wives and aunts,
explained Radtke.
Walkers cover a lot of ground,
but also congregate in pink camps
and enjoy entertainment and each
other's company. Moving ceremo-
nies and speeches by survivors are
constant reminders of what the
events are all about.
Each walker in 3-Day events is
expected to raise a minimum of
$2,300, which funds both global
breast cancer research and local
community programs that support
education, screening and treat-

Karen Radtke (above far
right) shows off her decked
out bra while raising money
for her upcoming 3-day race
with sister Susan, at left.

The Radtke sisters, however,
have far surpassed that minimum
fundraising requirement. Don-
ning brightly decorated braziers,
the two strutted their stuff and
raised some serious cash in two
Wisconsin parades over the sum-
"We marched in a Fourth of
July Parade, which was actually
the second year we did that," said
Radtke. "We had decorated these
bras, so we wore the bras and we
had pink buckets and pink brace-
lets and we walked through the
crowd asking people to donate. We
were flaunting the girls out there
and we raised a lot of money."
The sisters then took part in the
Washburn, WI, homecoming pa-
rade where the ladies again strut-
ted their stuff and walked away
with more than $1,000 each.
Since then, Radtke has contin-
ued to fundraise, setting up a table
at The Marketplace and reaching
out over the internet. She is hop-
ing for a final push to get her tally
to $10,000. Last week she only
needed a few hundred to reach that
"This has been an amazing ex-
perience participating in this event
for the past two years and seeing
how generous everyone is," said
Radtke. "I know that $10,000 is a
lot of money and I am so grateful
that I have friends I can call on to
help me reach this goal."
To help Radtke reach, and ex-
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"Every dollar will make a dif-
ference in finding a cure for this
deadly disease," she said.

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Vistor Mistaken for Local Attorney

St. John Tradewinds
Multiple cases of "mistaken
identity" took place in Love City
last week!
Vacationers Brian and Janine
Hiltscher were dining at the Beach
Bar when a woman approached
and asked Janine "Is that Brian?"
and Janine replied, "Yes."
The lady said a warm "Hello" to
Brian Hiltscher and as they chatted
she realized he was not who she
thought he was! She had mistak-
en him for a local attorney Brion
Morrisette, whom she had worked
with for several years.
She explained that her boy-
friend had said "Brion is down at
the Beach Bar" to which she re-
plied, "he never goes in to town!"
Nonetheless, she made her way
down to say "hello" just the same.
That same evening an employee
at the Beach Bar had said to Jan-
ine Hiltscher, "You are with Brian,
Janine Hiltscher said "Yes" not


Atty. Brion Morrisette, left,
with visitor Brian Hiltscher.

giving it a thought, but later she
realized the bartender meant Brion
The following day Brian
Hiltscher said he was approached
at the gas station by a friendly
woman who also mistook him for
Brion Morrisette. She was from
Puerto Rico and said she was a
good friend of Brion Morrisette.
The woman and Brian Hiltscher
spoke Spanish to one another and
she said he spoke Spanish just


like Brion Morrisette! Later, the
gas station attendant told Brian
Hiltscher that he looked familiar.
The next day another local
businessman, who knew Brian
Hiltscher was holidaying on is-
land, said he looked like he could
be Brion Morrisette's brother, ex-
plaining how they seemed close in
age and stature.
It didn't take long before Brian
Hiltscher grew increasingly inter-
ested in meeting his alter ego. As
they were headed off-island, Bri-
an and Janine Hiltscher stopped
by the offices of Morrisette and
Muilenburg, in Cruz Bay, where
they found the attorney preparing
for trial.
The Hiltschers filled Brion
Morrisette in on the events of the
week and assured him that Brian
Hiltscher had been on his best be-
havior. The two chatted about fam-
ily, careers and universities like old
friends and look forward to getting
together during a future visit.






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ACC's Fourth Annual

"No Fleas, Please" Flea

Market Set for Oct. 23
St. John Tradewinds
Mark those calendars and get ready for some of the best bargains
on St. John.
The 4th annual "No Fleas, Please" Flea Market will be at the Win-
ston Wells Ball field on Saturday, October 23, starting at 10 a.m.
The event will benefit the St. John Animal Care Center.
Clearing out closets? Refreshing villa furniture? Then help the
ACC raise money by donating furniture, household items, building
materials, electronics, books, toys, clothes and more. Get rid of stuff
today by bringing items directly to the shelter (Tuesday through Sat-
urday) or call to make arrangements for a pickup.
Interested in selling personal items? Rent a space at the event to set
up a sales area! A $25 advance donation reserves a 10'x12' space on
the field. Please call in advance for space availability.
The "No Fleas, Please" Flea Market is one of three annual fund-
raising events sponsored by the ACC. Each event raises critical funds
needed to continue shelter operations. For more information, contact
St. John ACC at 774-1625 or stjacc@islands.vi.
The Animal Care Center of St. John, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization dedicated to the well-being and care of homeless, aban-
doned and abused animals on St. John.
Located in Cruz Bay, near the shelter provides kennels for home-
less dogs and inside cages for a limited number of homeless cats.
Anyone looking to care for a loving animal, or volunteer to help, is
strongly encouraged to call for more information. More online at


To benefit the
St. John Animal Care Center
Help Us Care

Donate gently used items from your
home or villa (no used clothing,
please) A Storage-On-S#e
container is parked in front of the
ACC, ready to receive and store
donations in advance of the big
event Please bnng items in boxes
if possible For small drop-offs or to
arrange for larger items, please see
Connie at the shelter (774-1625
Tues Sat)

Join us' Sell gently used items
and clothing yourself by renting a
space at the event Just $25
reserves a parking space on the
field load up your car and have
your own sale' Contact the ACC
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Set aside items now
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St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010 11

The cylinder
used to rescue the
Chilean miners, at
left, is similar to a
design created by
Homer Hickam Sr.,
at far left.

Historical Bits

& Pieces
by Chuck Pishko

Tektite, NASA and the Chilean Miners Rescue

St. John Tradewinds
As far-fetched as it seems, there
are direct connections with the
Tektite aquanauts' experiments at
Lameshur Bay in the Nixon era
and the 33 Chilean miners' rescue
which occurred on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 12.
One of the main thrusts of the
research on St. John was the ob-
servations made by behavioral and
medical teams which increased the
knowledge of psychological and
physiological factors associated
with activities performed in iso-
lated hostile environments, such
as manned undersea and space
This week a new chapter was
added to the many contributions
and accomplishments directly re-
lated to this original research.
A team of NASA experts was
dispatched to Chile to help with
the rescue operation. The team
was headed by Dr. Michael Dun-
can and included Dr. J. D. Polk,
psychologist Al Holland, and Clin-
ton Cragg, the principal engineer
at NASA's Engineering and Safety
Cragg and his staff had made
75 recommendations on the de-
sign of the rescue capsule, most
of which found their way into the
13-foot, 926-pound capsule named
"Phoenix." The team not only was
able to help on the technical and
engineering of the capsule design,
but also on the maintenance of the
miners' mental health in this hos-
tile environment.
Supplements of Vitamin D were
given to the miners to normalize

sleep patterns and daily routines
which included exercises, were or-
ganized at the team's suggestion.
The team also made diet sug-
gestions based on decades of ad-
vances in space medicine which
helped the miners' well-being
during their entrapment as well as
making them trim enough to ride
in the rescue capsule.
Just as was done during Tektite,
the miners were monitored by vid-
eo to observe any signs of distress
or panic. They were given oxygen
masks, dark glasses, and sweaters
to combat the huge temperature
differences between the heat of the
mine shaft and the chilling cold of
the high altitude desert. They were
also given medicine to combat
nausea on the steep, rapid ascent.
On the surface they were
checked for any infections which
may have developed in the warm,
humid and dusty mine conditions.
Even though the situation was not
within NASA's traditional scope
of work, their help proved invalu-
Commander Wheelock aboard
the space station on Expedition 25
broadcast to Earth his congratula-
tions on the successful rescue mis-
sion. In another interview, the Di-
rector of NASA, Charles Bolden,
expressed his relief on the success
of the mission and the gratitude
that the agency was able to help
with the rescue.
Another interesting local note
was the similarities between the
Chilean rescue capsule and that
of a rescue torpedo developed in
1951 by Homer Hickam Sr., father

of St. John winter resident and au-
thor, Homer Hickam Jr.
The senior Hickam, a foreman
at a coal mine in West Virginia,
had designed a 14-foot cylinder
which held two miners. The photo
is from the West Virginia State Ar-
chives and shows the senior Hick-
am standing in the lower chamber.
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

The book "St. John Voices," which Chuck Pishko wrote about
in last week's issue of St. John Tradewinds, is also available for
purchase at Frames of Mind in the Lumberyard.

Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.vi

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: 2
2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 2nd Degree Burglaries: 16
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 56
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Coral Bay Park Preserve?

$12 million to buy 171 acres of Egbert Marsh
land to create a Territorial Park Preserve? Give me
a break!
Let's forget that 60 percent of St. John is already a
park; forget that we have so many pressing needs for
our little monies; forget that we have had five acres
dedicated for recreation which hasn't been developed
in 30 years; forget that a decade ago this same land
was to be sold for $3 million with $2 million more
to go to build a golf course; and let's forget that this
rather "pedestrian" land is not spectacular and any
historical ruins would be protected regardless of who
owns the land.
What we should not "forget" is that this is a foolish
dream to financially pursue any further.
Oh, and how is this preserve to be paid for? Rough-
ly, $12 million for the land, $0.5 million for design
work, maybe $3 million in development costs is a big
load of money.
There is a hope that a Forestry Conservation Fund
will come up with a portion and the rest will come
from our St. John Capital Improvement Funds for de-
No way! We need those funds for our capital im-
provements all across our island. Advocates of pur-
chasing this land should lobby conservation groups
and donors, but not take away our capital improve-
It's nice that the Egbert Marsh Trust, for only $12

million, wants "the land to be preserved for future
generations of Virgin Islanders." Such philanthropy
is wonderful, but we just can't afford it.
If the Coral Bay Community Council and Sena-
tor Barshinger want to use our Capital Improvement
Funds for Coral Bay, let's talk about:
Developing immediately the five acres of recre-
ation land with courts, ball fields, playgrounds, and a
picnic area. Let's create a Coral Bay Athletic Park for
our families.
Build a municipal dock with fuel and pump out
services. Even Jost Van Dyke has a dock, but Coral
Bay, one of the deepest and safest bays in all of the
Caribbean, doesn't have a dock.
Build a landing for boats and barges to bring in
supplies. Presently, every pound of supplies for Coral
Bay must be trucked from Cruz Bay, destroying our
roads with heavy equipment and costing the Coral
Bay community a fortune in transportation costs for
every item or service. A landing would pay for itself
How about we solve these basic needs before we
commit to such a grand expensive dream as buying
a park?
We all love our parks, but what Coral Bay and the
rest of our island doesn't need to do is to spend the
island's future on a "preserve," which may only boast
to one day having a nature and bike trail.
Steve Black

You Look In the Mirror: What Kind of Person Do You See?

Is the person looking back an advocate for the
disadvantaged? Does the person reflect a spirit of ac-
ceptance and empathy for our challenged population?
How do you normally treat people who are different
from you? If you were standing on a crowded bus and
there was one seat available, would you offer it to an
elderly person?
If a 14-year-old boy afflicted with Downs Syn-
drome, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy or another form
of disability approached you how would you react?
How would you respond if a homeless person came
to your restaurant and wanted to purchase a sandwich
i but did not have enough money?
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enough insight to know what it is to be different. Hav-
ing a son with a disability has increased my sensitiv-
ity to people who are undeniably rejected by society
I because they seem different. My youngest son who
is Autistic, taught me a lot about patience, resilience,
and the definition of "normal."
I had a traumatizing encounter with my son's his
first grade teacher. She primarily referred to the more
challenging students in her class as "the problem
children." She did not try to conceal her reservations
about her students nor did she treat them with com-
There was a student who we will call Robert, who
was relegated to the back of the classroom. He spent

most of the time rocking his body back and forth in
his seat and showed very little expression. Once in
a while, the teacher would put a piece of composi-
tion paper on his desk and try to get him to clutch the
pencil but he didn't respond, and with impatience she
walked away.
By no means do I consider myself a medical profes-
sional, but it was obvious that isolating Robert in the
back of the classroom was not effective. The teacher's
overall attitude and lack of sympathy seemed unchar-
acteristic of a teacher especially for the first grade.
Little did I know that I would again experience an-
other example of insensitivity. This time my son was
14-years-old and it occurred at a local gym where I
took him regularly after school. My son would remain
in the waiting room and watch me exercise from the
glass window. He loved listening to the music and
watching me exercise. He would chant "go mom!" as
long as the music was playing.
There was another woman who was apparently
exercising in the background, but I didn't pay any
attention to her. When I was preparing to leave, the
manager came over to me and told me that one of the
women at the gym felt uncomfortable with my son's
She suggested that my son was staring at her and
should not be allowed inside the gym since men are
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St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

This Election Year: Enough Is Enough

Is it me or are the people we elect too busy lin-
ing their pockets, taking care of friends and big busi-
ness needs, driving in our expensive tinted Govern-
ment vehicles, making sweet deals behind the scenes,
spending too much time behind the desk, or just too
plain stupid to understand the basic needs of the same
people they claim to represent?
This is an election year and again we are bom-
barded with a host of political volunteers from St.
Thomas claiming to sympathize with us St. Johnians
in our plight for respect in the St. Thomas/St. John
district. This is one year I might be a bit rude when
approached for my vote.
I'm personally sick of the fact that we continue to
be ignored regardless how much we complain. With
land taxes going up over 200 percent and deadlines
looming, no one seems to care! Telling us we won't
lose our homes because of land taxes (for example)
don't bring us much comfort. Those saying this may
not even be in office to offer this protection over
These misleaders continue to implement charges
that do not take our unique situation into consider-
ation. They don't seem to realize we pay more for gas,
food, and transportation or basic human needs when
not available here.
Seems to me every year boat prices are skyrocket-
ing with the island's poorest footing the bill. When
will our boat companies get some subsidies? Seems
everywhere else in this world is willing to adapt this
practice except us. We keep milking the same pock-
ets every time they seem to need help. Where is the
They've removed much needed Government offic-
es from St. John without realizing we pay more just to
have a few questions answered at times. Most times
we find ourselves having to pay a taxi to get around
(and heaven help us if we are sent to the wrong de-
Our St. Thomas brothers and sisters can easily get
in their car and drive where they need to go. If we
choose to drive and take our cars to St. Thomas, we
must pay the barge fee and still we get taxed on our
return at the barge ramp. Now they feel the need to

implement turnstiles for more collections. Are they
really seriously going to implement this?
Our children still continue to traverse the waters
between St. Thomas and St. John in rough weather
regardless of their fear of the crossing. Because it's
what they must do in order to graduate, they are torn
between missing classes and failing or trembling each
and every day the weather is bad.
I've seen where Government workers expected
to work on St. John will stay on St. Thomas in a
heartbeat if they notice any signs of rough weather
looming. Our children don't have that luxury. They
sometimes leave home on a smooth clear morning
and return home in battering seas. Where is the High
School promised?
The only basketball court in the Cruz Bay/Pine
Peace area is flooded once again. The elders of St.
John have given the idea to solve this problem and it
has fallen on deaf ears once again. At the last meeting
I attended this man was told it would be implemented.
Well it hasn't yet! That was in June.
I am not partial to any political party. I'm just sick
and tired of the V.I. Government taking St. John for
a stepchild. We are only recognized because of the
financial power some who may not even live here
possess. Half the time this so-called rich don't even
reside on island, still you seem to cater to their needs
over people who live, pay taxes and contribute here.
I've seen you or your representatives who come
over for meetings constantly checking their watches
only to rush out the door to catch the 9 p.m. boat as if
someone had set a fire to the building. Yet these same
people are here begging late into the night for votes
because it's an election year.
Well bring it on! Just don't make the mistake
and ask me for anything this year! St. John is cleaning
house! I'm begging you, stay out of my face!
Please note: I am not running for any office now or
intend to in the future. I'm just one man with an opin-
ion. I love my Virgin Island home and will defend it
against anyone who disrespects it. If I seem a tad bit
upset? It's because I am. Enough is enough!
Phillip Pickering
St. John Resident

What is up with the leaders of
this community? Every September
its like "oh, we've got school again
this year, we 'better get ready."'
This year the coaches go out be-
cause there are no funds for sports.
Kean High is without a playing
field, which they had before the
leaders of this community decided
to build a better one. Five years
No funds for sports at CAHS?
Folks, we should have a great ath-

letic system that starts with first
graders. We should be watching
UVI's basketball team play in the
Thanksgiving Tournament, they
shouldn't be sitting in the stands
with us.
This year leaders are trying
to get re-elected on the "reduce
crime" issue, but they still don't
want to pay any attention to teach-
ing kids skills so they won't grow
up to be gangsters.
There are a phenomenal number

of kids that leave this community
to become world class athletes.
And the leaders of the community
don't want to pay enough attention
to help them, or the many others
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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, October 19
The St. John Chapter of the
St. Thomas/St. John Cham-
ber of Commerce will have its
monthly meeting on Tuesday,
October 19, from 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Wednesday, October 20
Julius E. Sprauve School
Principal Mario Francis ad-
vises all parents, guardians and
the general public that the Par-
ent Teacher Association meet-
ing is on Wednesday, October
20, at 5:30 p.m. in the school's
Thursday, October 21
Island Green Building As-
sociation will resume monthly
meetings on Thursday, October
21, at The Marketplace from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
In commemoration of
October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, join the St.
John Community Crisis Cen-
ter in a Take Back the Night
March and Candle Light Vigil
on Thursday, October 21, at 6
p.m. at the Frank Powell Park.
Saturday, October 23
The St. John Animal Care
Center "No Fleas, Please" Flea
Market event is Saturday, Octo-

ber 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 23
The St. John Community
Foundation will welcome sena-
torial candidates on Saturday
night, October 23, starting with
a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m.
The forum will begin at 7 p.m.
at a ballroom at the Westin Re-
sort and Villas
Friday, October 6
There will be a "Child Find,"
a free developmental screening
for children newborn to 5 years
old on Friday, October 29, from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The screening
on St. John will be at the Cruz
Bay Head Start Center.
Saturday, November 6
The St. John Historical So-
ciety is again teaming up with
Clean Islands International
and the Virgin Islands Envi-
ronmental Resource Station to
celebrate the legacy of Proj-
ect Tektite. The activities will
begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday
morning, November 6, at VI-
ERS in Lameshur Bay.
Saturday, December 11
Mongoose Junction will host
the 15th annual All Island Holi-
day Party on Saturday, Decem-
ber 11, starting at 8 p.m.

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Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcohol-
ics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m
on Tuesday; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.

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 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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What Kind of Person Do You See?

Continued from Page 12
prohibited from the premises. It was evident that this
woman acted on her own prejudice and ignorance es-
pecially since my son did not pose a threat to her.
Over the years I've had to educate teachers and
other children about Autism. I felt the need to help
them look beyond his disability and realize that peo-
ple with Autism and any other challenge deserve the
same rights and respect as anyone else.
My son is now 18-years-old. He is a wonderful
young man who has had a difficult journey while
showing others love and genuine kindness. He's

taught me to look beyond differences and to exercise
patience when all else fails. There's a remarkable
sense of resilience that I've found over the years from
watching him grow and mature.
My son has allowed me to look into the mirror and
ask "What is normal about the society we live in any-
way?" We are all imperfect beings and that's what it
is to be "normal."
"You will be judged by the way you treat the least
among you" Anonymous
Dawn O'Bryan
parent in St. Croix

Continued from Page 13
that might have the skill but never got the chance.
Folks, there are lot of problems here WAPA, the
police, the senate, the judicial system but if we
are going to develop at all, we have to really focus
on the kids.
As it is now, 20 percent of the high school age kids
are not in school and don't have a job. A large per-
centage of the freshman at UVI can't read at eighth
grade level. Is this what these first graders have to
look forward to?
Why don't we all give them a break and give them
the tools and encouragement that they need to de-
velop their skills, whatever they are. These kids can
dance, play jazz, play sports, become doctors, excel
in ROTC and become officers in the military. What-
ever they want they can do and better then most kids
in other places.
Why don't we try to help them grow into what they
want to be, and not into gangsters because no one was
paying attention to them?
These problems with the education system are
built into the system and they need to be changed if

this community is ever going to be happy. We have to
start planning for next September this September, not
after school starts next year.
For anyone that wants to work, this is a great place
to because you can do very well. Look at the homes
most of the taxi drivers have. I wouldn't be surprised if
most of them send their kids to school in the states.
We have to teach the kids that it is a good thing to
make an effort to be good at whatever it is that they
want to do, and we have to help them do it. Kids are
not born to be gangsters, they become gangsters be-
cause they do not see any alternative.
I would like to see the leaders of this community
start campaigning on the issue of helping the children
of this community grow into the great adults that they
deserve to be. When they get elected I would like to
see them really do something about this crime we are
committing on our kids.
I would like to see the kids start telling their teach-
ers, coaches, senators and governor that they deserve
much better and they want it, now not soon come.

Greg Miller

St. John Police Report

Friday, October 8 threatened by a male. Disturbance of the her husband. Disturbance of the peace,
7:20 a.m. ACruz Bay resident r/that peace, threats. D.V.
she was involved in an auto accident. Tuesday, October 12 1:51 p.m. A citizen p/r that some-
Auto accident. 7:23 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident one removed $70 from her room. Petit
7:10 a.m. An Estate Enighed resi- c/r that she wants her husband removed larceny.
dent r/ a possible trespasser on his prop- from the house. Police assistance. 1:54 p.m. A citizen p/r that she is
erty. Police assistance. No time given A Saunder's Gut resi- being harassed by a male. Obscene con-
Saturday, October 9 dent p/r that the storm blew rocks on her duct.
No time given A visitor from Texas vehicle causing the paint to chip. Dam- 3:30 p.m. A citizen r/ that someone
r/ she was involved in an auto accident in age to a vehicle, hit his vehicle while it was parked at the
the area of Chocolate Hole Road. 1:10 p.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cruz
1:49 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance that someone stole tools from his vehi- Bay. Auto accident.
with her minor daughter. Disturbance of cle. Grand larceny. Thursday, October 14
the peace, D.V. 6:25 p.m. A V.I. National Park 5:25 a.m. Unit 415 and 413 were
11:12 p.m. A citizen r/ that some- ranger c/requesting police assistance to dispatched to Estate Grunwald to inves-
one took $30 worth of food off the bar conduct an inspection in the VINP Main- tigate a disturbance of the peace. Un-
counter and left without paying. Petit tenance Building due to an opened door founded disturbance of the peace.
larceny, at the location. Police assistance. 10:20 a.m. An Estate Carolina resi-
11:45 p.m. A citizen p/r that her 8:10 p.m. A Woody's employee c/r dent p/r that her cell phone was stolen in
handbag was stolen in Cruz Bay. Grand that someone was causing a disturbance. Cruz Bay. Grand larceny.
larceny. Police assistance. Friday, October 15
Sunday, October 10 10:41 p.m. A Gifft Hill resident c/r 7:14 a.m. A citizen c/r shots fired in
2:26 p.m. A citizen p/r he was in- that her boyfriend destroyed items in her the area of Estate Fish Bay. Illegal dis-
volved in an auto accident. Auto acci- home. Destruction of property, charge of firearm.
dent. Wednesday, October 13 8:10 a.m. A citizen c/r shots fired in
Monday, October 11 6:26 a.m. An Estate Carolina resi- the area of George Simmons Terrace. I1-
11:09 a.m. A citizen p/r that he was dent c/r that she is being threatened by legal discharge of firearm.

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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
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. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espafiol), 10 a.m. Sunday

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.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday 9 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617

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St. Jonn Iraaewnads News Hnioto y daime Elliott

Kids tried their hands at ladder golf, a new
activity Doeling introduced at this year's Just
Play Day.

Second Annual Just Play Day

Continued from Page 7
"I liked every activity, but I guess my favorite was the
soccer kick into the goal because I got third place," said
Vela Culvert.
"My favorite was the 50 yard dash," said Soleil Gess-
Even the volunteers had smiles on their faces through-
out the heat of the afternoon.
"I came out to play with the kids," said Keryn Bryan.
"The best part is really the kids' enthusiasm. It's been a
great day for everyone."
"If Dean can take the time to come all the way down
here from Oregon and put this on, the least we can do is
help him," said Joe Palminteri.
Doeling didn't make the trip from Oregon to Love
City by himself either. Obviously inspiring those around
him, Doeling was accompanied by 10 family members
including his parents, fiance and sister.
"I didn't even ask them to come," he said. "They just
told me, 'We're coming."'
Doeling oversaw all aspects of the event, from enter-
tainment to food. Lunch provided by Mathayom Private
Chefs, the sounds of Love City Pan Dragons, King Fi-
del and DJ Percy and moving words from guest speaker
Reginald Cyntje, founder of V.I. Movement for Change,
capped off a great day in the field.
One conspicuous difference between this year's event
and last year's was the absence of overflowing garbage
bins. Doeling was committed to reducing the event's en-
vironmental impact, and it showed.
"Last year we had over 20 garbage cans which were
all full," he said. "This year we only have five and none
of them are full."
After spending several long days setting up for Just
Play Day, Doeling still seemed full of energy and was
already planning next year's event.
"I've had people approach me already who want to be
sponsors next year," said Doeling. "Southland Gaming
just donated $1,000 and more people said they'd like to
help out. Put it on your calendar Just Play will be on
Columbus Day next year."
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the cost of shipping sport equipment and keep St. John
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van Dyke Irom nhis spacious home in Upper Paler Bay Fealures include
custom kitchen wilh granite counterlops slainless appliances Iravertne
marble floors Ihroughoul. including decks large pool deck with adjoining
C J spa walei views from every room and lush professional landscaping A
^3S -, beautiful new arched native slone gazebo has been added Itat makes a
rt .. very comfortable shady outdoor sealing area $7.9M.
."Palm Terrace Villas". The mosl spaoous condos lo be found on SI
John Comnipleled in 2005 wilh beautiful views.generous balconies
common sun deck & pool area walk to town & Frank Bay Beach The 2
bedroom unit is 1700 sq h & ihe 3 bedroom penthouse units are 2100
-q If All feallure large kitchens giarnte cotntertops stainless appliances
private laundry These condos nave it all $749.500 to $999.000
fl7 1 7 "VOYAGES BUILDING" Opporlunily lo own a comnmercaliresidenrial
property in Ihe hean of Coral Bay next to the Cocoloba Shopping Center.
An ideal location for a reslaurant. retail shops or offices There are two
beauLful two-bedroom aparlmrens on Ihe 2nd floor and a pool on site.
Th is well construcled building is just across the road from hme warerfronr.
j' wilh views of ithe anchored boats, cool breezes and parting $2.6M.
-Seashore Allure" New waterfront Condos set a higher bai lfu quality
,n SI John condos Just completed v.it Ihese lealures Iraverline Iles
Brazilian hardwood rfoirs naLive stone work. graceful arches Iraming
w- ler "ews. solid nwhogany doors. custom cabinets rain head
showers. bidets spa tubs stainless appliances storage lockers to
name a few The sounds ol the surf cool breezes & beacnfinrl location
rr- al e Ihe-;e condo. a tropical dream oome Irue $1 97M to $3 39M
R-3 ZONED DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY on a lal knoll in Estale Belhany just above Surnset
Ridge. This properly has brealttaking views from the south shore to the Durloe Cays, including St.
Croix, Puerto Rico and S- Thomas. Topographical map, Engineering, historical, environmental,
archeolouical studies etc. for a small resort have been doe,. $1S99M.
"Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
aprtnmenltsludio duplex- Good Neighborhood, quiet area, only 5 minutes lo town and walking
distance to Pine Peace School, Property is non-conformina. $280,000
Fabulous views over Hurricane Hole lo Tortoa,Virgbn Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Sail & Cooper
Islands. A very private location with great breezes. Can be subdivided. Estate Carolina $1.1IM
S"HANSEN BAY 7A" 18 Acres walerlronl. trade wind bieezes and
real ivaler views ove, Long Bay. Rouna Bay Io I-e noilnh. wresl Io Rams
Head and soulh 13o St Croin Deeded ngrls Io sandy Deacd al Long Bay.
Proposed Sibdivisiorni inp viilalble Ar easy project for the fist time
developer or perfectly suitea lor a very private estate $2.990.000
Best Deals Seagrapa Hill $95,000 & 599,000, Calabash Boom lot with fanlaslic water views
for just $164,900, BeLhany lot with view over Great CNuz Bay arnJ the Westin Resort $99,000
Greenleaf Commons Relail space for lease near the Weslin Resort. Ample nri-sile parking and
back up generator. Great tenancy in place with supermarket, bank branch, day spa, and morel
Ideally located on the south shore road and just outside of town. Call Islandla for more details

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CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole & St. James islands.
Newer masonry home with 3 equal bedroom suites,
Ig. screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub.
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.
BORDEAUX MT. REDUCED! Well built home on
Bordeaux Mt. with 3bd/2baths, large covered porch &
south shore views. Bay rum trees abound on this lush,
gentle sloping site with ample room to expand. $525,000.
VILLA ROMANCE New, luxury villa built to highest qual-
ity. This well-designed villa provides privacy, comfort & ex-
quisite detail. Gated entry leads to heart of villa, overlooking
the 30' pool, w/a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral
flooring, fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, &
gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000.
LIZARD HILL This exclusive North Shore property,
overlooking world famous Cinnamon Bay, is one of the
only privately owned homes that is bounded on all sides
by National Park. Extraordinary landscaping enhances
the magical views from the 2 bd/2 bath main house w/
separate luxurious master bedroom wing & private pool.
The charming cottage is ideal for a caretaker. $3,100,000
hom 8 "6 plan,
end .y Mo as ong at$495K.
SEASCAPE Fabulous location on Bovocoap Point!
Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool & spa, plus a sepa-
rate caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy
& successful vacation rental. $1,200,000.
CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction w/low maintenance features.
3 bd/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceil-
ing 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 marble
floors, A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor
plan. Reduced to $1,150,000.
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.
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.
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.

LUMINARIA Luxurious ridge-top villa
with incredible views of North shore and
down island. Large pool with waterfall,
three bedroom / bath suites, four car
garage, gated entry, beautiful furnishings
and landscaping, vacation rental history.
$2,495,000. Adjoining parcel also available.

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 with adjacent 1X1 cot-
tage. Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $499,000.
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.
LAVENDER HILL Tropical 2 bd/2bath penthouse unit
w/wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $849,000.
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/i amazing views, new common pool. $449,000.
CRUZ VIEWS CONDO Nice 2 bedroom unit w/full A/C,
sunsetviews, common pool, good rental history. $550,000.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
AFFORDABLE PARCELS in Estate Grunwald &
Adrian. Easy building sites, close to town. Starting at
$79,000. Call Today!
BANK OWNED PARCELS Chocolate Hole, priced to
SELL! $261,500 & 235,000. 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 $695,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 1/2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, /2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS- Outstanding views. $299K & $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-
bor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing.
Reduced to $750K!
ESTATE FISH BAY- Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $125K. Call US for a complete list.
Affordable lots, with water views, $95k and up.


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beachfront is the setting for this unique-
y modern home. Top quality construc-
tion, privacy & security are hallmarks of
this one of a kind
home. 5 bdrns,
4.5 baths & nu-
merous amenities
make this a top of
the line home for
Call for details the discerning.
'SEA TURTLE VILLA" is a contempo-
rary Skytop home with amazing water
views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical
pool, & open
set amidst se-
cluded privacy.
Great vacation
villa or island
S1.500.000 home!

acre, bordered
by National
Park, features
stunning north
shore views,
pool w/waterfall,
spa, easy access
Sto Cinnamon
$4,900,000 Bay beach.
PELICAN'S PERCH" a charming, gat-
ed masonry & stone West Indian style
(3x2) villa features bi-level covered and
rn open decks
a pool, plus a
separate 1xl
guest cot-
tage. Fabulous
south shore
$1.295.000 waterviews!.

i^ ^ ^tremely quiet
stone home
has all the
amenities one
would desire
on over an
acre of gently
$2,500,000 sloped land.
""SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming
4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent
condition with large pool in convenient
H Choco-
late Hole
to two
$1,150,000 beaches.

an exceptionally
charming 3 bed-
room property on
the water's edge
with the possibility
of boat mooring. 376
ft. pristine shoreline.
Panoramic. W-1
zoning allows com-
$1,995,000 mercial uses.
"SAGO COTTAGE" adorable Caribbean
style ma-
tage with
ful down
and great
1 d 0 rental his-
$975,000 tory.

iflDD 1%' ,V VII.I.. rIvLLi,
swimmable pocket beach and big views
across pris-
tine Hur-
ricane Hole
to Tortola at
this 3 bdrm,
2.5 bath villa!
Possible boat
mooring in
$1,799,000 front of home!

"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, 1 ba &/or
a lbr, lba condo
close to Cruz Bay!
Purchase one for
yourself and stop
throwing money
away on rent or
$205,000 & purchase both for
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VVIll .,nlhVI l abll vlIy pIJlVdLt I.4
ac. estate set high atop Gifft Hill. Dra-
matic views to the east w/ spectacular
U breezes &sun-
rises. This 3
bdrm villa has
room to ex-
pand with an
oversized pool
facing the ter-
$1,649,000 rific view.

"CORAL BREEZE" Well kept 2 br, 2
ba condo live in or continue successful
short term rental. Beautiful views of Great
ECruz Bay & beyond.
Convenient to town
& recently added
common pool and
deck make Bethany
Condos unit 6 a

"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd.
"FISH BAY" Views, breezes and paved access
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle % ac. with Topo
"CONTANT" lot with Great Cruz Harbor View. Owner Realtor
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" Sunset Views and Gentle Site.

$ 125,000
$ 260,000
$ 285,000
$ 299,000
$ 375,000
$ 475,000

EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and
underground utilities. From $265,000
"CHOCOLATE HOLE" Breezes and views to St. Thomas. From $285,000
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunsetviews. 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 $325,000

"ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views
ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to
Ram's Head St. Croix. From $335,000
"UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls
& underground utilities. From $799,000
"NORTHSHORE PROPERTIES" Peter Bay & Hawksnest/
Denis Bay exquisite home sites with breathtaking views
over the North Shore, BVI & many cays in between. Call for
a tour today. Prices start at $895,000 for half acre
"PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
between. Prices from $1,750,000
dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome
views. Owner/broker. Call for details. $1,300,000

OeLLeCI rnIMn1InNi
acre sub-dividable borders National
Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,200,000
HILLSIDE Incredible BVI views! 12
acre sub-divideable waterfront lot
for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
available from $699,000
spectacular BVI views, excellent roads,
underground utilities, stone walls,
planters, common beach. Minutes from
Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000

Call or email today for info!

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 from $59,000
Own a week, a month, or more &
enjoy all the resort amenities! Most
unit sizes and weeks available.
Priced from $4,000

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VILLA TI SOHI Luxurious custom nome, UVISIA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
uncompromising quality, exquisite above Rendezvous Bay. Stunning
finishings, sweeping views. 5BR/5BA. residence exudes comfort, class &
$4,250,000 elegance. $3,895,000

BAREFOOT ir bedroom, 1.5
bath gu *gg3b uaint neighbor-
hood. $Wl 6.
FAST! "Garden By The Sea" is a quaint
Caribbean home. Spacious owners'
apartment and 3 income producing A/C
units. $1,800,000.
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay
with sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool &
spa. Come see the impressive recent
renovations $1,095,000.
ZOOTENVAAL! Newly built multi unit
tasteful masonry home sited on 1.36
FLAT acres. Expand or subdivide.
Private with large yard. $925,000

WATERFRONT! Chill in the ocean-
front pool while gazing out upon
excellent bay views. Lush tropical
gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000
ISLANDS END 5BR/5.5BA home on
the serene East End. Completely
renovated. HOA common parcel with
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views.
Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites &
mahogany hardwoods. Plans for 3 more
bdrms. $1,235,000
MAMEY PEAK 1.05 acres, 1xl Main
House and 1xl Guest Cottage. Flat
slope and stunning views. One of a kind
fixer upper!!! $795,000

CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property, 3
bdrm with pool and panoramic views.
Zoned R-4 and suited for development.

AMUHUSA A Drilliant luscan inspired villa in YUUK UWN Sb:ULUULU UIAUI-I Just
Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features
path to the beach, 4BR, 5 BA. Live webcam & 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house.
virtual tour @ americanparadise.com $7,450,000 $2,895,000

Bay. 3BR/3BA casual beach house FROM THE WATER at Pebble Beach
steps from the water and features views with fabulous water views! Beautiful
from almost every room. Paved roads & woodwork throughout; upper level is a 3
u/g utilities. $975,000 BR unit & lower level offers a 1 BR unit.
SUSANNABERG! New masonry $750,000
home on FLAT lot plus separate rental RAINBOW PLANTATION A private,
cottage. Borders Nat'l Park. $750,000 family estate house on 1.6 acres.
AMANI Spectacular 180 views, Features one of the largest private pools
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bedrooms on St. John (w/diving board). Mature
w/baths located in the main building, landscaping. $1,399,000
plus private guest cottage $1,950,000 CINNAMON DAY DREAMS!
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA Located in Nat'l Pk boundaries of
masonry pool villa. Set privately in lush Catherineberg on 1 acre. 2 bedrooms,
gardens, fenced yard, boarding green- 2.5 baths and office. Immaculate!
space. 2-car garage $1,499,000 $2,395,000

MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas
sunset views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite
baths. Open style, all on one level,
Central A/C. $2,595,000
AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa,
superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 180 views, pool and hot tub
CHATEAU MARGOT A private gated
compound located in Spice Hill, knock-
your-socks-off views, 5 bdrms + guest
cottage. 2 acres. $2,095,000.
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
dramatic views, short distance to North
Shore beaches, cooling breezes

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20 St. John Tradewinds, October 18-24, 2010


2010 fiesta with st john's
best restaurants & caterers!

(Event Day)
(For Food Handlers
Card Carriers)


tic k e ts: '
Connections (Coral Bay & Cruz Bay)
Chelsea Drug Store (Red Hook & The Marketplace)
Mongoose Junction Activities Desk
St. John Information Center at The Marketplace
West Indies Corporation St. Thomas and St. Croix
St. John Information Center near the Ferry Dock
Katilady Events
St. John Rotary Club Members
or call: 693-8500

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