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January 10-16, 2011
� Copyright 2011


ST. JOHN


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


Centerline Road
Gets Center Lines
Page 5





Island Sailors Take
Sixth in 420 World
Championships
Page 6
Fifth Edition of
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More than 200 residents including Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis' wife Cheryl and St. John business woman Cheryl Boynes-
Jackson, above first row center, packed the pews of St. Ursula's Church for Governor John deJongh and Francis' post
inaugural ecumenical service on Wednesday, January 5. The crowd made its way to the Cruz Bay Battery after the
church service for a reception with the territory's top brass. Story and additional photos on Page 3.


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Dry December Doesn't Offset Record


Rainfall Total for 2010 on St. John


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As December 2010 drew to a
close, rain data collectors on St.
John recorded less than an inch of
precipitation, but still tabulated re-
cord-setting amounts for the year.
Despite the meager 0.75 inches
of rain in December, Rafe Boulon
collected a total of 75.36 inches
of rain in 2010 at his North Shore
home. That amount is more than
30 inches above average and the
most Boulon has seen since he
started collecting rain data more
than 20 years ago.
While it is uncertain if the 75.36
inches of rain recorded by Boulon
is the wettest the island has ever
seen, it is certainly the wettest year
in recent memory and puts Love
City in interesting company.
"It's the most that I've ever re-
corded," said Boulon. "It might be
a new record for St. John, but we
are not absolutely sure of that."
Had the amount surpassed 76
inches, it surely would have been
record-breaking, explained Bou-
lon. The average rainfall is 43.83
inches, according to Boulon's
data.
A Coral Bay resident who also
collects precipitation data did re-
cord more than 76 inches, which
Boulon is certain breaks the all-
time St. John rainfall record, he
added.
"We might be missing some
years' data on the North Shore, but
we likely set a new record," said


2010 RAIN DATA
at Trunk Bay

January Rainfall
2.97 inches
February Rainfall
0.63 inches
March Rainfall
2.35 inches
April Rainfall
1.99 inches
May Rainfall
10.64 inches
June Rainfall
7.48 inches
July Rainfall
12.64 inches
August Rainfall
4.29 inches
September Rainfall
3.56 inches
October Rainfall
17.98 inches
November Rainfall
10.08 inches
December Rainfall
0.75 inches

AVERAGE YEAR TOTAL
43.83 inches


Boulon. "Mr. Samuels broke 76
inches in Coral Bay and that is a
record."
Going by Boulon's data, the
75.36 inches of rain, puts St. John
ahead of cities like Seattle, which
many people think of as a wet city.


In fact Seattle only sees about 32
inches of rain a year, less than half
of what fell on St. John in 2010.
And Seattle is not the wettest
United States city by far, ranking
44th out of major metropolis ar-
eas. The wettest major city in the
United States is actually Memphis,
Tennessee, which records an aver-
age of 54.7 inches of rain yearly,
according to currentresults.com.
Rounding out the top five wet-
test major US cities are Jackson-
ville, Florida with 52.3 inches,
Atlanta, Georgia with 50.2 inches,
New York, New York, with 49.7
and Nashville, Tennessee with
48.1 inches of annual rainfall, ac-
cording to currentresults.com.
As far as the wettest places in
the US, Love City's 75.36 inch-
es does not even come close to
the 460 inches Mt. Waialeale on
Kauai, Hawaii, gets each year, ac-
cording to currentresults.com.
Weather stations in Hawaii and
Alaska record the highest amount
of rainfall yearly collecting an av-
erage of 126.3 inches and 160.4
inches respectively each year, ac-
cording to the currentresults web-
site.
Most of the rain fell on St. John
in spring, early summer and then
again in the fall. October's 17.98
inches was the most for the year,
with July seeing the second-high-
est rainfall with 12.64 inches. But
May wasn't exactly dry with 10.64
inches, matched by November's
10.08.


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CBCC Planning Discussion Series

Will Continue on January 10
The Coral Bay Community Council planning discussion series
will continue with its third meeting on Monday, January 10, from
6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Guy Benjamin School in room six.
This month's discussion will be two-fold. The group will focus
on protection of environmentally sensitive areas: wetlands; ghuts;
and coral reefs, including Local Area Action Strategies under the
federal and DPNR coral reef protection and other programs.
Given the significant personnel changes upcoming at DPNR,
CBCC will also invite people to make recommendations about fu-
ture DPNR priorities, activities, and focus, which the group will
pass on to the administration.
Everyone is welcome to participate. Sessions are being hosted
on the second Monday of each month until June, supported in part
by the CBCC EPA CARE grant. For more information call the
CBCC office at 776-2099.

Historical Society To Present Vintage

Civilian Conservation Corps Film
The St. John Historical Society will host its January meeting on
Tuesday, January 11, at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall begin-
ning at 7 p.m. The evening's presentation will focus on the Civilian
Conservation Corps, both in the Virgin Islands and in the U.S.
Archivist David Knight has acquired a vintage film from the
U.S. National Archive, entitled "Where the Winds Blow" which
was produced by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Emer-
gency Conservation Work group. This film features the work of
CCC in the Virgin Islands.
Society board member Bruce Schoonover also acquired a 1938
report from the National Archive documenting the CCC's work
in the V.I. and highlighting the recently-opened camp in Calabash
Boom, St. John. He will supplement the film with a closer look
at this program - which was initiated by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt shortly after his inauguration and at the height of the
Great Depression. As usual, there will be a short business meeting
preceding this presentation.
Bring a friend or neighbor and enjoy this look back.

Friends of Library Meeting Jan. 12

The public is invited to join Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve
Library on Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. at the library for its annual meeting.
The featured speaker is Brad Baldridge, of Baldridge College
Solutions, who will speak about financial planning for parents. For
more information call 776-6359.

Flamingoes Are Coming to Audubon

Society Meeting on January 18

Michaeline Moloney will present the flamingoes of Necker Is-
land at the V.I. Audubon Society's next meeting, on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 18, at the Gifft Hill School at 7 p.m.
Moloney is a local author and researcher residing on St. Thomas
who is in the process of compiling a book of the flamingoes of
Necker Island. She will be sharing her wonderful photos with the
group.
In conjunction with the topic, the Audubon Society is hosting
a trip to Anegada, BVI, to see the flamingoes there from March
25 to 27. The group will also take some time to see the fish on a
snorkeling expedition and eat some lobster. Space is limited, due
to housing, and deposits will be taken at the January 18 meeting.


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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 3


Governor John deJongh,
above with wife Cecile,
celebrated his re-election on
St. John at a post inaugural
ecumenical service at St.
Ursula's. Lt. Gov Greg
Francis, above right with
wife Cheryl, and at right with
DPW Deputy Director Ira
Wade, enjoyed the afternoon
as well. Both couples were
blessed by St. John religious
leaders, at far right.



St. John Comes Alive for deJongh's Post Inaugural Service


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Young and old and dressed to the
nines, residents of all ages packed
St. Ursula's Church in Cruz Bay
on Wednesday afternoon, January
5, to witness the Post Inaugural
Service for Governor John de-
Jongh and Lieutenant Governor
Gregory Francis.
Following deJongh's inaugura-
tion on St. Thomas on Monday,
January 3, and service on St. Croix
on January 4, the governor, It. gov.
and cabinet members brought the
party to St. John on Wednesday
for an interdenominational service
at St. Ursula's followed by an open
house soiree at the Cruz Bay Bat-
tery.
While government house pared
down this year's inaugural hap-
penings due to the still slacking
economy, St. John was still festive
as residents came out in droves to
show their support for the gover-
nor's reelection.
With the road outside closed to
traffic, it was standing room only
inside St. Ursula's where cabinet
members, deJongh supporters and
residents packed the pews for the
ecumenical service.
The congregation sang "God of
Grace and God of Glory" as de-
Jongh and First Lady Cecile and
Lt. Gov. and his wife Cheryl, filed
into the church. Following an in-
vocation by the RT. Reverend E.


"Wise rulers must be careful from whom
they take advice," said the reverend. "To be
the ruler of all, one must be the servant of all.
Let this not be the last time we pray with this
administration."
- Rt. Reverend E. Ambrose Gumbs


Ambrose Gumbs, Ja'Leah Ste-
phens read from scriptures, Zecha-
riah chapter eight. Karen Stapleton
then delivered the responsive read-
ing, followed by Alice Krall who
read from First Peter.
A rousing rendition of "My
Hope Is Built On Nothing Else,"
by the congregation lead into
Gumbs' poignant inaugural mes-
sage to the territory's highest
elected officials.
"We give thanks for the prog-
ress we've made over the past four
years and express concern for the
quality of life in this American
Paradise," said Gumbs. "We had
62 murders in the territory last year
which says to me that something is
wrong. Something is wrong in our
community and we must come to-
gether to address it."
"The church must be part of the
solution," Gumbs said. "We must
call a time of prayer and fasting."
Gumbs also offered a few good
reminders to the governor and It.
gov.


"Wise rulers must be careful
from whom they take advice,"
said the reverend. "To be the ruler
of all, one must be the servant of
all. Let this not be the last time we
pray with this administration."
After Gumbs' thoughtful words,
Shatik Stephens entertained the
church with her rendition of Yo-
landa Adams' "Still I Rise," which
was followed by thunderous ap-
plause.
All clergy, including Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Father Louis Kemayou, Lutheran
Church Pastor Carlyle Sampson,
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Pastor Clinton Liburd and Judge
Alan Smith of the Baha'i Faith,
joined in blessing both deJongh
and Francis and their wives.
The congregation joined hands
to sing the "Lord's Prayer" before
St. John Pentecostal Church Pastor
Dennis Estridge offered a rousing
benediction. Voices rose to sing
"The Right Hand of God" as de-
Jongh and Francis proceeded out


of the church.
The governor and lt. gov. stood
outside St. Ursula's Church to
greet many of the residents who
came out in support of the elected
officials.
"This is a pivotal time for the
Virgin Islands and I'm here to
celebrate who we elected to lead
us through these times," said Dr.
Iris Kern, who acted as one of the
many hosts and hostesses at the
church.
"I'm here supporting our gov-
ernor and lieutenant governor be-
cause I know they are going to do
well," said fellow hostess Edna
O'Connor Freeman.
Ina Lee was sure of deJongh's
continued success leading the ter-
ritory, she explained.
"With me behind him, telling
him what to do, of course he'll do
a great job," said Lee. "It's very
important to come out and show
support to the governor."
St. Ursula's Church senior war-
den Alecia Wells helped during the
service and also attended to show
her support to the governor.
"Whether you are here or there,
it's important for us all to work to-
gether and support our governor,"
said Wells.
St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce's St. John Chapter
president Kate Norfleet attended
the service to celebrate four more
years of deJongh's administration.


"I'm here to celebrate the man
I voted for being in office for an-
other four years," Norfleet said. "If
you show your face, you're really
showing your support - espe-
cially if you drive all the way from
Coral Bay to be here."
The dignitaries and the crowd
made their way down to the Cruz
Bay Battery to greet deJongh and
Francis and toast to the adminis-
tration's second term in office.




INDEX

Classified Ads ..................... 23
Community Calendar...........24
Crime Stoppers ...................20
Crossword Puzzle ...............24
Ferry Schedules ............... 22
Letters ......................... 16-17
O bituary ..............................16
Police Log ......................... 21
Real Estate .................. 25-27
Year In Review ....starts on 10



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St. John Tradewinds
Lisa Menna has a few tricks up
her sleeve and a profound amount
of love in her heart.
The professional magician re-
cently established the nonprofit
Cause to Wonder, which is dedi-
cated to reducing human suffer-
ing and promoting social justice
through creative and collaborative
cross-cultural public performanc-
es.
Menna is bringing her unique
way to change the world to St.
John public schools this week with
an anti-violence message. Menna,
whose parents own a home on
the East End, ran into Love City
resident Mary Vargo, who helped
Cause to Wonder file its nonprofit
paperwork and planted the seed
for this week's program.
"I happened to meet Mary and
I hired her to help me put together
the nonprofit paperwork," said


St. John Tradewinds News Graphic


Menna, above, will have
a serious message with her
entertaining show.


Menna. "She is the one who said
we should do a program on St.
John about violence. That is really
how this whole thing started."
After successfully navigating
the administrative process, Men-
na will be presenting her show
at Addelita Cancryn Junior High
School, Bertha C. Boschulte Mid-
dle School, Ivanna Eudora Kean
High School and Julius E. Sprauve
School this week.


While her show is sure to put
smiles on students' faces, Menna
has a very serious surprise in store,
which won't be revealed here -
suffice it say that the program
contains a strong anti-gang mes-
sage. Make no mistake, Menna
explained, Cause to Wonder will
make a difference.
"My goal is to affect radical
change," she said. "Some cultures
have traditions that cause human
suffering. If I make a quarter dis-
appear and it's magic, I can get
people to think that they'll have
better luck if they stop beating
their wives."
"A tiny little seed of a new idea
can be planted by someone who
people think has just a little bit of
a different power," Menna said.
The magician will perform at
JESS on Tuesday, January 11, at
1:45 p.m. For more information
about Cause to Wonder, check out
www.causetowonder.org.


CBCCApplies to DPNR To Maintain

Sediment Detention Basin in Coral Bay


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As Coral Bay Community
Council officials continue to try
to stem the tide of storm water
runoff, the group's next project
is aimed at reducing the sedi-
ment that flows into the bay.
CBCC officials have filed a
pending Coastal Zone Manage-
ment application to Department
of Planning and Natural Re-
sources for construction of a sed-
iment detention basin at 6-4 Es-
tate Carolina, explained CBCC
president Sharon Coldren.
The proposed basin will be lo-
cated on a portion of a five acre
parcel of public land in Coral
Bay which is traversed by the
main ghut in the area, according
to Coldren.
"A part of that land is where
a lot of fill is located, but if you
keep walking up there, the main
ghut is actually located on that
property," Coldren said.
The basin, which will take up


"The water will not stand there, but the
basin will collect the sediment and rocks,
and the water that flows through will be
cleaner. There is a natural sediment deten-
tion basin there, which we'll be emptying
out and will re-establish. With regular main-
tenance, it will be an effective sediment
detention basin."
-Sharon Coldren, president,
Coral Bay Comunity Council


less than a half-acre of land, will
collect sediment and rocks, tak-
ing them out of the runoff stream
and making what eventually
empties into Coral Bay harbor
considerably cleaner, Coldren
explained.
"The water will not stand
there, but the basin will collect
the sediment and rocks, and the
water that flows through will be
cleaner," she said. "There is a


natural sediment detention basin
there, which we'll be emptying
out and will re-establish. With
regular maintenance, it will be
an effective sediment detention
basin."
Coldren expected DPNR of-
ficials to announce a date for a
public hearing on CBCC's appli-
cation soon.
"We have no reason to think
this will be delayed," she said.


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Centerline Road


Gets Center Line


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical Focus


Contractors painted a double yellow line on Centerline Road last week, starting in Coral
Bay and stretching all the way to the Cruz Bay roundabout, making two distinct lanes on
the busy thoroughfare.


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite a $1 million setback
from an early January fire at its
three-story Sub Base facility, De-
partment of Public Works saw
Centerline Road get center stripes
last week.
DPW officials had planned to
do half of the striping itself and
contract out the other half, accord-
ing to the Darryl Smalls, DPW
Commissioner.
The fire, however, destroyed
DPW's striping equipment - as
well two St. John vehicles at the
facility for repair among other
damage - prompting the depart-
ment to switch gears, explained
Smalls.
"We had procured the materials
and had planned to utilize the con-
tractor to augment what we had


planned to do," said Smalls. "As a
result of the fire, we had to change
plans and the contractor had to
take on more responsibility."
The contractor, whose name
was not immediately available
last week between Governor John
deJongh Inaugural festivities, Cru-
cian Christmas Festival and Three
King's Day, started striping Cen-
terline Road from Coral Bay on
Monday, January 3, and got as far
as the Coral Bay overlook.
Work continued on Tuesday and
the crew wrapped up work just the
Cruz Bay side of Reef Bay.
By Wednesday evening, the
center striping on Centerline Road
stretched to just outside of Cruz
Bay in Estate Grunwald.
By Thursday afternoon, the
double yellow line stretched all the
way into Cruz Bay.


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Nikki Barnes and Agustina Barbuto battle the wind in Argentina during the International
420 World Championship.


Nikki Barnes and Agustina Barbu

Represent VI at International 420

World Championship


St. John Tradewinds
Two Virgin Islands sailors hit the seas to repre-
sent the territory in the International 420 Class World
Championships which wrapped up on Wednesday,
January 5, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Fifteen-year-old Agustina Barbuto of St. John and
16-year-old Nikki Barnes of St. Thomas did the Vir-
gin Islands proud, finishing in sixth place in the hotly-
contested ladies championships.
The event marked the first time the International


420 Championships were hosted in South America
and the entire fleet was surprised by the stiff winds
which battered the sailors through 12 races. The
championship drew 96 boats and 192 sailors from
five continents.
A. Vose and M. Brickwood of Great Britain took
the ladies' championship while P. Volker and A. Cu-
nill Martinez of Argentina won the overall champi-
onship. For the complete list of finishers check out
www.420worlds2011.org.ar.


Audubon Christmas Bird Count Tallies 62 Species


St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count
chairperson Laurel Brannick conducted one of the
most successful counts of the decade.
There were a total of 42 counters and Brannick
had the results within three days -a real record!
CJ and Ed Wilson compiled the results, and
found that 2,142 birds were counted with 62 spe-
cies. Of interest was a Puerto Rican Flycatcher
spotted, and at Francis Bay Pond, there are rare
Ruddy Ducks and Least Grebes.
Rob Norton, a retired Wildlife Biologist for the
VI government even came to assist the group with
the count. His efforts were much appreciated, as


are all who counted (he just came the farthest...
from Florida).
When Brannick was asked, "Why Christmas,"
she said that the Audubon Bird Count has been
conducted for the last 100 years.
The reason that it is hosted in December is
that people would go out and hunt their birds for
Christmas dinner. Conservation efforts helped
change the practice from shooting birds with guns
to shooting birds with cameras and counting them
instead.
The St. John count is included with the National
Audubon Society results which are available on-
line at www.audubon.org.


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History, Fashion and Photography


MaLinda Media Launches Another Stunning Issue of St. John Magazine


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
From Steve Simonsen's striking
cover image of a scuba diver peer-
ing from behind a vibrant coral
reef, the newest issue of St. John
Magazine is again a show stopper.
This is the fifth edition of the
oversized, glossy, luxury maga-
zine published by MaLinda Nel-
son of MaLinda Media, who also
publishes St. John Tradewinds
newspaper.
While the magazine is chock
full of stunning photographs
showcasing the island's beautiful
scenery and amazing underwater
life - which have become the
hallmark of the annual publication
- it is the contributions from pro-
fessional writers inside the thick-
stock covers which makes St. John
Magazine so special.
"The current issue of the St.
John Magazine carries on the best
examination of St. John culture
and history that is so important
to our distinction and survival,"
said Love City history buff Chuck
Pishko. "We have to continue to
build our knowledge base of our


most recent history."
Local history jumps off the
page in articles like "Traveling
Backtime with Kendel Anthony,"
by Carol Beckowitz, in which the
life-long East End resident talks
about a time in the not too distant
past, when things were much dif-
ferent on St. John.
The past comes alive in late
Ruth Sis' Frank's last piece for
St. John Magazine, "The Duke of
Gallows Point" in which she re-
members the inimitable Richard
"Duke" Ellington who bought and
built Gallows Point in the early
1950s. Frank's story is not a sec-
ond- or third-hand account of El-
lington's time, but culled straight
from the memories of her astound-
ing experiences on St. John.
History and breathtaking pho-
tography combine in the issue's
featured house story, "Back to
Basics: At the End of the Road
is Newfound Cottage, East End."
Written by Amy Roberts, the
piece relates the unique history of
Newfound Cottage while Tristan
Ewald's photographs showcase
the quaint beach house's present


serenity.
The definitive history of island
basket making is told in "St. John
Baskets" by Nancy Edwards, who
moved to St. John in 1958 and took
classes from the renowned basket
weaver Herman Prince.
James Penn shares first-hand
accounts of St. John in the 1960s
in "Childhood Memories and Les-
sons to Learn," which is high-
lighted with Penn's personal pho-
tographs.
Going back a little further than
Penn's memory stretches is Andrea
Milam's "Digging Up Discoveries
at Cinnamon Bay," about the Clas-
sic Taino people, island residents
around 1000 A.D.
"The recollections of senior
citizens of their parents and grand-
parents is necessary for our full un-
derstanding," said Pishko. "Some-
times we need to balance this with
what's happened in the distant past
that is covered in the archeology
article. There always has been a
disconnect between our pre-Co-
lombian and colonial history and
our history after Emancipation."
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Twenty-Five Brave Swimmers Take Part in First Annual St. John Polar Plunge


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Heather Brewster nodded in agree-
ment.
"It was pretty damn cold," said
Brewster.
Montauk resident and St. John
regular Ron Nielsen described his
plunge as "frigid." Ron's wife, Sal-
ly Nielsen plunged, but was disap-
pointed that she wouldn't be able
to compare her 800 plunge to her
friends' 36� plunges back home.
Sally Nielsen explained that
the Polar Plunge in Montauk was
canceled, as she put it, "due to too
much damn snow."
Shelley McLennan, whose
family divides their time between
homes in Coral Bay and Ontario,
said "we can't wait to do it again
next year!"
"My 11-year-old daughter Kai-
ley thought it was a blast," said
McLennan.
Local plunger Jyl, compared her
Salt Pond plunge to a to a plunge
she did in Michigan.
"In Michigan, there was ice
in the water and I screamed the
whole time," she said. "Today I
screamed for a second, then it was
wonderful."
Many, like St. John resident
Joyce Hrebek, made it waist deep
before the biting water tempera-


ture drove them, nearly hypother-
mic, back to the beach.
There were contradictory ac-
counts as to whether the water felt
cold or not, but every plunger con-
firmed sightings of small pieces
of frozen water, ice, in the free
Bloody Mary's they enjoyed after
the plunge at The Tourist Trap.
St. John Polar Plunge founder
Jeff McCrave is already planning
next year's plunge.
"We are going to continue to
grow this event with more plung-
ers every year," said McCrave.
"Next year we'll have t-shirts and
we'll raise even more money for
charity."
McCrave, who is also the master
brewer of Love City's own "Drunk
Bay Brew" got the idea for the St.
John Polar Plunge from the many
polar plunges in New England he's
attended but not participated in.
"Been to them, never been in
them," he said. "Too cold. Today
was great."
Remember the St John Polar
Plunge credo - it may "freeze" at
320 but 'round these parts 790 is
"freezing!"
The St. John Polar Plunge 2011
raised over $200 for food for the
Concordia Cat Feeding Station.


V.I. Tennis Association
Junior Tennis Tournament Results

V.I. Tennis Association's Junior Tennis Tournament was hosted
November 5 through 7, in Cruz Bay. Some matches, however, were
delayed by rain and officials recently released the results.


Girls 10 and under
Winner - Houston Harris (St. C)
Finalist - Jet'aime Steele (St. C)

Boys 10 and under
Winner - Tomas Del Olmo (St. J)
Finalist - Andrew Gryce (St. C)

Girls 12 and under
Winner - Gabriel Armstrong (St.
C)
Finalist - Ngozi Jones (St. J)
3rd Place - Sunnisha
Stephenson(St. T)

Boys 14 and under
Winner - Wilbur Williams (St. T)
Finalist - Luca Del Olmo (St. J)
Consolation Winner - Daniel
Oualls (St. T)
Consolation Finalist - Darren
Evans (St. T)


Girls 16 and under
Winner - Cassandra Knot (St. T)

Boys 16 and under
Winner - Wilbur Williams (St. T)
Finalist - Nkosi Jones (St. J)
3rd Place - Luca Del Olmo (St.
J)
4th Place - Daniel Kenses (St. C)

Boys 18 and under
Winner-Nkosi Jones (St. J)
Finalist-William Bailey (St. T)
3rd Place-Daniel Kenses (St. C)

Thank you to Ronnie and
Janice Jones and family, Alfredo
and Veronica del Olmo and fam-
ily, the late Ruth "Sis" Frank and
the Wyndham Sugar Bay Tennis
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Boyd Shares Solar Secrets Gleaned


from Living Off the Grid on Lovango


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The VI. Water and Power Authority has not re-
ceived one penny of the $16,800 Dan Boyd would
have owed had he been using grid electricity over the
past eight years.
Instead Boyd and the other few residents of Lovan-
go Cay - which sits just off Love City and is con-
sidered a part of Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John - have
relied on solar and wind generated power for all of
their electrical needs.
Boyd discussed his $10,250 solar and wind gen-
erated power system with about 30 residents at a
Wednesday evening, January 5, Island Green Build-
ing Association meeting on the second floor of The
Marketplace.
While Boyd has called Lovango home for the past
12 years, his current system was installed eight years
ago, and he's been tweaking and improving it ever
since. Despite some technical difficulties with a slide
projector, Boyd shared useful knowledge, in layman's
terms, which he's gained from drawing all the power
he and his wife consume simply from the sun and the
wind on Lovango Cay.
While motivated by necessity - WAPA doesn't
supply or offer electricity to Lovango - Boyd is also
driven to keep his environmental footprint light for
personal reasons, like his granddaughter.
"I believe in sustainable power because we have to
start looking out for future generations," Boyd said.
The backbone of Boyd's system is composed of
eight 200 watt solar panels which are mounted at an
18-degree angle and face south to take full advantage
of the tropical rays. With solar panels it's important
to use stainless steel bolts and keep wires protected,
Boyd explained.
"We really are in a salt water environment," said
Boyd. "You need water-tight conductors. It really
does help out."
Boyd also showed the home of a Lovango neigh-
bor, who didn't move to the cay to give up his air
conditioning or hot tub, which runs on 7000 watts of
power. Boyd and his wife, however, approached their
off-the-grid life differently.
"I think if you want to live off the grid, you have
to watch your energy consumption," Boyd said. "We
use only two to three kilowatts a day. That is with our
refrigerator and everything."
The average home uses between two and five kilo-
watts of energy an hour, according to Boyd.
A big part of the Boyds' reduced energy consump-
tion comes from their D/C fridge, solar hot water tank
and a simple clothesline.
"The dryer is actually one of the biggest consump-
tions of power," he said. "When you want to live sus-
tainably, you have to think about that."
Boyd also depends on his 400 watt Air X Marine
wind generator, which he purchased for $600 and had
rebuilt after three years for $250. As wind generators
go, positioning the instrument in the best place on
one's property is important, Boyd explained.


Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd, at
right, with IGBA president Bill Willigerod
shared some of his extensive knowledge of
sustainable energy production to an eager
IGBA meeting crowd.

"If you want to put a wind generator on your prop-
erty, monitor where the winds blows so you can find
the best place to position it," he said. "I like using our
wind generator at night when we're not making any
power from our solar panels. It keeps our batteries
topped off."
The solar and wind generators are used to keep
Boyd's 16 six-volt golf cart batteries full, from which
he draws all of his power needs. For battery banks,
Boyd suggested keeping them covered and ventilat-
ed.
"They build up hydrogen, so keeping the battery
bank ventilated is important," he said. "Also keep the
battery bank covered and out of the elements. That
really does make a difference."
To keep those batteries full on cloudy and windless
days, Boyd also relies on a small standby generator.
"We use the generator if our batteries get really
low," he said. "You really want to keep your batter-
ies up in the 90 percent charged range. If you keep
them in the 90 percent range you can keep them for
10 years - three times longer than if you let them get
down to 70 percent."
Boyd also discussed his three boats, used to com-
mute to St. John and to go off-shore fishing, and his
Daihatsu truck on Lovango which gets between 30
and 35 miles a gallon. Living on Lovango makes
Boyd think of every single item he purchases.
"If it doesn't go up in smoke, everything you bring
in, you have to take out," he said.
The single best way to make a difference in energy
consumption is simply to know what one is using,
Boyd added.
"The biggest key to saving power is to know how
much energy you are consuming," he said. "That is
just money out of your pocket. And at 39-cents a kilo-
watt, I believe solar is the answer."
As a supporting IGBA professional, Boyd is avail-
able through the group to answer questions about so-
lar and wind power and more. For more information
call Karen Vahling, IGBA's development director, at
227-1110.


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Wildcats Win Men's Flag
Football League Championship


The Wildcats and their supporters celebrate
after winning the league championship
game 28 to 16 against Prime Time on
Friday night, May 14 at the Winston Wells
ball field.


Smoke-Free St. John

To Become Reality
After a mixture of long-awaited anticipation from
anti-smoking advocates and fearful opposition from
those who enjoy their current freerange on smoking,
Governor John deJongh Jr. signed the Virgin Islands
Smoke-Free Act into law on Monday, May 10. The
law will drastically alter smoking habits throughout
the territory since it bans smoking within and 20 feet
from the entrances of fullyor partially-enclosed areas of
public spaces andplaces of employment - affecting the
plethora of outdoor-style bars and restaurants throughout
the islands and gaining some diverse reviews from those
who live here.


St. John Police Get New Scooters
and ATVs To Help Fight Island Crime
Four brand new specialty
vehicles were recently added
to the St. John police fleet -
* an addition officers say will
help them better navigate the
- J island's difficult areas and more
effectively combat crime. The
four vehicles - two ATVs
and two scooters - were
unveiled during Leander Jurgen
Command's open house on
_ Tuesday, May 11.


Nathan Albert Willis
was born on March 8,
2010, at 8:08 a.m. on St.
Thomas. Nathan weighed
in at 7 lbs. 14oz., 21 3/4
inches to proud parents
Aaron and Lisa Willis.
Paternal grandparents are
Albert and Lonnie Willis.


Susan Buchanan,
47, Passes Away
Susan Buchanan, 47, passed
away on March 17, 2010, in
Chapel Hill, North Carolina after
a courageous battle with cancer.


Burks and Crew Aboard
Whatever Win 11th
Annual Commodore's Cup
The crew of Whatever took
home the Commodore's Cup
title thanks to captain
Dick Burks, top, winning the
Laser sail off finale.


Experts Say Gangs


in Love City Are Real
With known gang signs sprawled across the territory's
neighborhoods and schools, it's time for residents to wake
up to the harsh reality of gangs in America's Paradise, ex-
perts warned last week.
Residents got a sobering look at the state of gangs
throughout the territory - and right here on St. John - dur-
ing a V.I. Anti- Gang Committee conference on Wednesday
night, May 26, at the Westin Resort and Villas.
The conference drew more than 100 St. John residents
including parents, teens and young children who heard
from both national and local gang experts on the alarming
and undeniable rise of gangs in the last few years.
"I could go right now and show you gang writing on
classroom doors right here on St. John at your middle
school," said LaVelle Campbell, school security manager
and local gang expert. "A lot of you are in denial, but that
does no one good. No one wants to believe what is going
on."

For the Dogs: ACCRaises $25,000
at 10th Annual Wagapalooza
Cruz Bay went to the dogs last week. Dogs of all ages,
shapes and sizes - and some decked out in elaborate cos-
tumes - took over the Winston Wells ball field on Saturday,
May 22, for the 10th Annual
Wagapalooza.
The whacky island dog
show drew a crowd of about
100 people to the ball field to
watch the pups face off in a
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2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2


New Basketball Court and Scholarship
Fund in Memory of Nekwan Sprauve
Early in the month of May, St. John was struck
with the unexpected passing of 15-year-old Nekwan
"Neko" Sprauve. Nekwan, who had always been
in a life-long battle with sickle cell anemia, came
down with a serious illness, which has been
speculated to be Dengue Fever.
After a couple days of putting up a difficult fight,
the young man's life was brought to an early end.


Nekwan Sprauve captured the attention
of the audience last year with his animated-
playing of the four-pan tenor base during Love
City Pan Dragon's Chirstmas Concert at the
Westin Resort.

Proud parents Clare
and Doug Weaver
welcomed their son,
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16. Audie was born at
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Winter Resident Robert
Lefferts Passes Dies at Age 83
Robert Lefferts, a 45-year winter visitor to St. John
died on May 19, 2010, surrounded by his family. He
was born in Paterson, NJ, May 12, 1927, the son of
the late Morris and Eleanor Lefferts.


15-Year-Old Takes Title; $20,000
Raised at 7th Annual Power Swim
The clouds parted over Love City on
Sunday morning, May 30, just in time for
the seventh annual Beach to Beach Power
Swim. The competition, a major fundraiser
for the Friends of the Virgin Islands National
Park, attracted nearly 180 swimmers from
Spain, Trinidad, Jamaica, the states and the
U.S. and British Virgin Islands.


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waterfront on Saturday afternoon, June 5,
for an emotional Pan-O-Rama, officially
kicking off this year's St. John Festival. The
first event of "Enjoy Our Cultural and Musical
Trend for Festival 2010" was a tribute to
15-year-old Nekwan Sprauve, a Love City
Pan Dragons member who died last month.

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games, competitions, food and each other's
company. Deverell Alfred has hosted the day
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2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2


VINP Boundaries Redrawn
To Include Nanny Point
Maps depicting the V.I. National Park will
have to be updated. Maho Bay Campground and
Estate Concordia owner Stanley Selengut officially
transferred a highly visible 2.2-acre parcel of land,
valued at $2.2 million, on the southeastern shore of
St. John to the V.I. National Park on Thursday, June
10.
After officially securing the warranty donation
deed at the Bureau of Records on St. Thomas on
June 10, a small gathering was hosted at Nanny
Point later in the afternoon.


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A group of fortification and military
heritage experts from around the world
toured St. John over three days last week
for what could be the first step in realizing
the first World Heritage Site in the Virgin
Islands. Members of the International
Committee on Fortifications and Military
Heritage (ICOFORT) toured St. John June
5 through 8 after wrapping up tours of
Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Hassle Island and
St. Thomas as part of the group's annual
meeting, explained ICOFORT president
Milagros Flores.

Island Business Woman Edith
L. Bornn, 87, Passes Away
The family of Edith L. Born, 87, announc-
es her passing on Friday, June 4 at Roy L. Sch-
neider Regional Medical Center, St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands.
Mrs. Born's strong voice had been silenced
in recent years as she battled Alzheimer's, but
her legacy in the territory remains vibrant.


JESS Promotes 12 Polished Diamonds
In Annual Promotional Exercise


(L to R): Aleek Thomas, Kwasi Browne,
DeQuan Cline, Andrew Penn Jr., Kahleed
Thomas, Okyeame Brown, MeShaun
Wilkinson, Amber Smith, Kelvin Small Jr.
(back row), Gemmali Ashly (center row),
Evans Wallace and Loran Jackson.

GHS Class of 2010 Graduates;
Michael Vargo Is Valedictorian


(L to R) Jernings Abraham, Afrika Anthony,
Monae Clark, Deneisha Davis, Tristan Ewald,
salutatorian Isaac Lalich, Shaiman Lalich, Jane
Miller, Autumn Orlandini and valedictorian Michael
Vargo.

GBS Promotes 10 Students


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(L to R) J'zanee Matthias, Alli-Yah
Henry, JahQuan Sprauve, Kassahun
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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 13


Four Female St. John Students

Armed with Barbecue Fork

and Knife Arrested
Police on St. John arrested four 18-year-old female stu-
dents who attend the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
on St. Thomas. Arrested were St. John residents Shanayra
Chichester, Rochelle Moses, Sephora Ferrol and Whitney
Bess. The girls were charged with Carrying or Using a
Dangerous Weapon; Contributing to the Delinquency of a
Minor; Trespassing; Disturbance of the Peace and Third
Degree Assault.

June 28-July


Food Fair: Native
Dishes Attracts
Throngs of Locals
and Visitors
Throngs of visitors
S line up for local dishes
like dove pork, conch in
butter sauce, shrimp and
. c I rice and kallaloo, above.
SJoyce Spruave serves up a
hearty plate of food for a
customer.


Shant6 Monsanto-Weeks
Crowned St. John's
50th Festival Queen


Streaming Live from Lameshur
Denver teens install underwater
camera at VIERS dock


Thanks to a group of Colorado high school students,
people anywhere in the world can get an up-close, high
definition look at the underwater life in Lameshur Bay
with just a few clicks of their mouse.
Live streaming from underneath the waves at
Lameshur Bay went live on Tuesday, June 22, becoming
the third live webcam installed by a group of 10 marine
biology club students from Kent Denver School, a private
high school in Colorado's capital city.

General II Collides with 25-foot
Boat With Passengers in Vessup Bay
Commuters riding a barge to St. John early Monday
morning, June 21, started their week off with a bang.
The 87-foot car barge General II and a 25-foot
fiberglass motor boat collided about 100 yards off Red
Hook dock on General II's way to St. John just after
7 a.m. on June 21, according to U.S. Coast Guard
spokesperson Ricardo Castrodad.


Selwyn Powell
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Village Honoree
for Decades of
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Mighty Groover Pulling Double
Duty at 2010 Festival Parade -
As Marshal and Solo Entry
Chester "Mighty Groover" Brady will lead this year's
St. John Festival as parade marshal, but don't expect
that to stop him from wowing the crowd with one of his
always unique costumes. Brady, who was selected by the
St. John Festival Committee in recognition of his decades
of participation in the Festival parade, will complete the
parade circuit as marshal and then start the route over
again decked out in costume, whose theme he is keeping
under wraps.



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John Festival

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St. Croix Company Selected
To Build New Ambulance Boat
- Star of Life in Dry Dock
The St. John ambulance boat Star of Life, which has
been on its last legs for several years, may finally get the
replacement it so desperately needs. Governor John de-
Jongh announced last week that St. Croix company Gold
Coast Yachts has been contracted to build a new ambulance
boat.

Carryn Powell, 52, Passes Away
Services were Saturday, July 3, for Carryn Anita
Powell, 52, who died on June 23, at Schneider Regional
Medical Center.

STT Contractor and Developer
Charles Bushfield Dies
St. Thomas developer and contractor Charles William
Bushfield, 64, of 60-7 Estate Caret Bay East, St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands died peacefully Monday, June 28, at home
after a brief illness.

Petrina Richards Dies
A fixture often seen on the streets of Cruz Bay, Petrina
Richards died sometime on Wednesday evening, June 30.



St. John Festival Wraps Up
with High-Energy Parade
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Visitor John Cox, 51, Dies
John J. Cox, 51, of Brick, New Jersey, passed away
suddenly at home on Sunday, June 20, 2010.


DPNR Set To Tackle

Territory's Feral Chicken,

Rooster Dilemma
In response to the numerous complaints by residents
throughout the territory in regards to the significant nui-
sance created by feral chickens inundating the community,
Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commis-
sioner Bob Mathes, announced last week the administra-
tion's control and eradication strategy.
"This effort will truly require not only a comprehensive
multiagency response but also a genuine public/private
partnership throughout the territory in order to be a suc-
cess," Mathes said.
The control and eradication strategy will address not
only feral chickens but all of the territory's stray animals,
including dogs, cats and horses, Mathes added.
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Snorkeling,
Hiking and
S'Mores - VIERS
Eco-Camps Offer
Fun Education
Arianna Poston gets an up-
close look at an urchin during
the first of four scheduled Eco
Camps at VIERS.


US States and Territories Granted
Year-long Extension To Comply with
Federal Sex Offender Regulations
The U.S. Virgin Islands now has another year to come
into compliance with the Sex Offender Registration
and Notification Act (SORNA), thanks to an extension
granted by the federal government to all U.S. states and
territories. Several states and territories had already filed
for extensions to the July 2010 deadline, prompting the
federal government to push back the deadline by one year.
Any state or territory who does not comply with SORNA,
passed in 2006 calling for "substantial compliance"
with federal law, could stand to lose 10 to 15 percent
of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
Program funds.
The Virgin Islands Department of Justice -just one of
the many players in the process of rewriting the territory's
sex offender laws - is optimistic that the V.I. will comply
with SORNA by the new July 2011 deadline.


New GHS Head of School Looking
Forward To Fostering Relationships
Gifft Hill School's new head of school Judy
Chamberlain has been on island for little more than a
week, and already she's meeting with residents, exploring
ways the private school can reach out to the community.
Chamberlain, a New Jersey native, was selected to
replace former GHS head Ben Biddle, who left the
school in December 2009, and brings with her decades
of experience. She earned a BA in Latin from George
Washington University and a masters in Latin from
Catholic University.



Cruz Bay Waterfront:
Plans Discussed
More than 100 residents packed the ballroom at the
Westin Resort on Monday night, July 19, to hear a litany
of ideas from officials and share a few of their own about
how to transform the Cruz Bay waterfront.
Hosted by Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, St.
John Administrator Leona Smith and the St. John
Chapter of the St. Thomas/ St. John Chamber of
Commerce, the meeting centered around various ideas
for the improvement and development of the Cruz Bay
waterfront from the Loredon Boynes Sr. Ferry Dock to the
Cruz Bay Creek area.


Record-breaking
Rainfall Sends
Guts Overflowing,
Rocks Sliding


Parking Coming to Enighed;
Proposals Due in August
1 - -


In addition to VIPA's parking plan, Steve
Black announced plans for a marina at Enighed
Pond, above.






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Wedding:
Stull-Duplisea
Catherine Stull
and Derek Duplisea
tied the knot - and
braved a sudden
downpour - in front
of about 150 family
members and friends
on Saturday, July 17,
during a ceremony
on Cinnamon Bay
beach.



Jahlil Ward Granted Third

Trial for Cockayne Murder
Kamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston
Face Sentencing on August 30
More than three years after 21-year-old Jamie Cockayne
was stabbed to death on a Cruz Bay street, VI. Superior
Court Judge Brenda Hollar ordered a new trial for the man
who has already been convicted of the murder by two sepa-
rate juries.
In an order handed down on July 23, Hollar granted
Jahlil Ward, 22, of Estate Gifft Hill a new trial due to a
prosecutorial error.This is the second time Hollar has
granted Ward a new trial.

Budding Authors Show Off Skills
Honed at 3-week Young Writers Camp


Young Writers Camp students shared their poetry
and prose during an end of session performance at
St. John School of the Arts.

Prioritized Roadway Issues from
the St. John Roadway Committee

Obituary: Susan E. Connair
Susan Eileen Connair, a sister, a mother, an aunt and a
friend, lost her one-year battle with cancer on July 22 at
3:22 p.m. She will be missed by many.


Save a Reef - Eat a Lionfish
More Fishing, Higher Consumption
Could Reverse Lionfish Invasion
As divers continue capturing lionfish in local waters,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
officials are taking a unique approach to combat the
potentially devastating spread of the species.
A new study looking at how to curb the rapid growth of
lionfish, suggests that approximately 27 percent of mature
lionfish will have to be removed monthly for one year to
reduce its population growth rate to zero, according to
information from NOAA. But there is good news. The
invasive fish happens to be delicious - and NOAA is
encouraging chefs to find new ways to introduce it to U.S.
consumers.

Oil Slick from Flipped Dump
Truck Closes Section of North
Shore Road for Four Days
Coral Bay residents had a difficult time getting to the
beach the second weekend in August and it had nothing
to do with the weather. After a dump truck loaded with as-
phalt flipped over at the King Hill switchback and spilled
its load, diesel and hydraulic oil on the steep hill, VI. Na-
tional Park officials closed that section of the road for al-
most four days.
While the asphalt was headed to contractor Island Roads
- the company which is re-paving the entire roadway
through the VINP- road workers weren't expecting the
load to come barreling down the hillside.

V.I. National
Park Welcomes
New Chief
Ranger
Lloyd Morris



Boat Damage, Power Lines and


Trees Down: St. John
from Hurricane Earl


Cleans Up

Some of the worst
damage from Hurricane
Earl, which passed north
of St. John as a Category
3 storm, was the numer-
ous boats thrown ashore
on Chocolate Hole
beach, above. Downed
power lines and trees
were also seen across
the island.


Early Morning Fire

Guts Hercules Pate
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The popular local eatery Hercules Pat6 in
Cruz Bay, above, was gutted by a fire during the
early morning hours of August 25.

Friends, Family Grappling
with Sandie Brown's Death
from Complications of Dengue
Hemorrhagic Fever Strain
Sandie Brown's death last month shocked family
members, friends, co-workers and the Love City
community who reeled from the news of the loss of the
outgoing and friendly woman.
The 47-year-old St. John resident, who was the director
of revenue management at Caneel Bay Resort where she
worked for a decade, succumbed to complications from
dengue fever on Friday, August 20, in a Florida hospital.

Officials Break Ground on Coral Bay
Organic Garden Community Projec
While St. John is famous for its stunning scenery, the
island could soon be just as well known for plump juicy
peppers, succulent eggplants and crispy cucumbers. Those
are just a few of the short term crops planned for a new
organic garden soon to blossom in the Coral Bay area.
Lieutenant Governor Greg Francis joined Department
of Agriculture and other government officials for the of-
ficial ground breaking ceremony of the Coral Bay Organic
Garden Community Project on Thursday
morning, August 26, at the department's Coral Bay station
on King Hill Road.


Donald W. Barshinger, 80, Dies
Donald W. Barshinger, 80, died suddenly on August
1, 2010 at his home in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He is the
father of VI. Senator-At-Large Craig W Barshinger.

Tom Tyne, 63, Loses Fight with Cancer
Tom Tyne, a resident of St. Thomas for 28 years, died
peacefully at home on August 31 after a hard-fought battle
with cancer. He was 63.






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Letters To St. John Tradewinds


Thank You to the Revolving Fund
Dear Donors and Everyone Involved
in the St. John Revolving Fund,
I can't thank you enough, in my time of need, for the second time.
It will help me so much for my medical bills and to get the treatment
that I need for my illness. I'm very fortunate to live in a community
that really cares.
May God be with you and have a healthy New Year.

Peace and love,
Nancy Hayes



Keeping Track of Crime


2010 2011-TO-DATE
Homicides: 0 Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0 Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0 Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 1 Armed Robberies: 0
Arsons: 0 Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 3 1st Degree Burglaries: 0
2nd Degree Burglaries: 22 2nd Degree Burglaries: 1
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 0
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 0
Rapes: 0 Rapes: 0


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Congratulations and kudos to the Guy H. Benja-
min Elementary School's "Mad Hot USVI" ballroom
dancing champions!
The competition on Saturday, December 11, at the
Winston Wells Ball Field was well-organized and
well-attended. The beautiful costumes and fantastic
performances from all the teams made for a very ex-
citing evening. This event showcased the very best of
our children and our island!
Huge Thank You's go out to our teachers, staff,
and Principal, Miss Wells, for their support in prepar-


Last month, on the first day of a long-awaited vaca-
tion on St. John, I had the misfortune of having an ac-
cident while hiking near Europa Bay, which required
12 stitches in my arm.
I am, however, happy to report that the care that I
received at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health
Center by Dr. Elizabeth Barrot and Tonya (the travel-
ing nurse, whose last name I did not get) was efficient
and professional.


Ralph Powell


ing for the competition. And, of course, it couldn't
have been such a success without our amazing dance
instructor, Gina Wellner, our sponsor, Moe Chabuz
from Skinny Legs, "Emcee Extraordinaire" Pierre
Dulaine, and all the organizers/directors! You Rock!
We were very proud of our students, and they
should be commended for their success. Their hard
work and dedication really paid off, and they had fun
too!
Keep Dancing!
Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School PTO


An Awful Accident Turns Into Memorable Family Holiday


Charlie Cover and his family would like to thank a
host of noble folks who helped turn an awful accident
into an unexpectedly memorable family holiday.
Sincere thanks are due to: the Coral Bay Fire De-
partment - especially Wendy and Eric - for their
speed, calmness, and efficiency as first responders;
St. John Rescue, including Terry, Mark, Amy, Ron
and Fitz, for engineering middle of the night trans-
portation despite island-caliber challenges; Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health Center ambulance
service and awesome medical professionals; the Star
of Life and her crew; Roy Lester Schneider Hospital
and the incredible ER staff there; Jim, Carol, Susie,


and Eric for the ultimate recovery location; Erin and
her wonderful family for their medical expertise; the
Central Ambulance Service of St. Thomas (Homer
and his daughters) for safe and comfortable transit
over the hill and through the woods; the Coral Bay
Community for being so supportive, sympathetic, and
helpful in a crisis; and the entire island community for
helping Wendy to become a paramedic.
After a serious fall and lower back injury, Charlie
is now relaxing like a newborn kitten.
Thank you all so much,
Charlie, Debbie, Sara,
Abel, Mercedes and Max


I would like to acknowledge both of these women
and all who work at Myrah Keating and thank them
for making my short visit to the hospital so positive.
This could have been the low point of my vacation,
but instead it was actually pretty enjoyable.
Thank you; we will be back to St. John!
Regards,
Ruth Lacey
Waitsfield, VT


)bituary: Ralph Powell


Ralph Powell was laid to rest on
December 28, 2010. We celebrat-
ed his life during his service with
contributions from many musi-
cians. Many thanks to my brother-
in-law, Carl Powell, who arranged
this, among many other things.
Thank you to all the musicians
for their contributions. A special
thank you to all family members
and friends who helped to make
this funeral service a special event
in honor of Ralph.
I thank all of you from the bot-
tom of my heart, especially my St.
John family, for all your support
and love during the difficult time
of his short, but severe, illness and


passing on December 17, 2010.
Ralph was very proud of his
daughters and his grandson, who
were by his side during his time
in Florida. A special thank you to
our daughter, Tanja, who took care
of her daddy every day until I ar-
rived.
Ralph will be in our memory
forever. We had the opportunity at
the end to be a family again, which
gave him great comfort. I thank all
family members from St. John, St.
Thomas, St. Croix and Tortola and
abroad for their support and love.
May you rest in peace Ralph
and we will love you forever!
- Ulrike Powell


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Letters To St. John Tradewinds


New Perspectives for 2011


As we get older, bringing in the
New Year provides a different taste
to the mature pallet. We look back
and reflect on our lives, our future,
and all the people and places that
have filled the seconds, minutes,
and hours of our days.
I'd like to share a few chapters
of my life with you and hope they
inspire each and every one of you
to embrace your uniqueness.
I grew up on St. John and went
to Julius E. Sprauve School from
1978-1983. When I came to the
islands with my grandparents I
was one of the only white kids in
school. I was categorized, stereo-
typed, and discriminated against,
because of what other people saw
on the outside, the color of my
skin.
I didn't want to be seen as dif-
ferent; because I wanted to make
friends and play the games they
did and be a part of the "in-group,"
but the truth was we really were all
trying to find our own "in group."
I didn't fit in with the kids that
went to private schools in St.
Thomas, because I think my socio-
economic status did not warrant
me the opportunity nor the accep-
tance to be one of "them."
Eventually this shunning from
one group helped me be accepted
by the other. I was a better fit,
because I was like them, poor, in
public school, and struggling to
survive. Not only that, my physi-
cal characteristics were more like
theirs too, for I was a "thick girl"
not one of the Barbie Dolls girls of
the private white schools.
I graduated from Charlotte
Amalia High school and moved
back to Massachusetts and was
once again thrust into a commu-
nity that didn't quite accept my ec-
centric background and the "thick-
ness" that came with it.
I was way too big to be adored
by the white boys, so I didn't date
much, and I changed my Calypso
accent to fit in and disguise where
I came from. Once again the biases
associated with being a part of one
particular group thrust me into the
status hierarchies developed by
my new surroundings and the feel-
ings of low self-esteem associated
with being different.


Heather Rogers


My journey continued as I
joined the United States Air Force
and of course had to pick a non-
traditional career as an aircraft me-
chanic, which was predominantly
a male field. Why would I want to
make things predictable? I think
this was my way of defying many
of the misconceptions about wom-
en's abilities and perceived weak-
nesses in the battle of the sexes set
by society.
This was my collective protest
against barriers and boundaries as
they tried to inhibit my mobility
in a man's world. The inequalities
that can accompany different jobs,
traditionally held by a particular
gender can be challenging and in-
timidating, but as a female I found
that if you knew your job, did it to
the best of your ability, and didn't
stutter or stammer when you made
a request, a comment, or demand
then people learned to respect you
and the position you held.
This outlook carried me through
Desert Storm, Operation Deny
Flight, and many other military
campaigns, working side by side
with men and women of different
ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, and
capabilities for a common goal.
My Godfather, Carl Penn, is a
black man, who grew up poor and
dropped out of school in the sixth


grade as back in those days work
was more important than an edu-
cation.
As this person worked and
learned new skills from the various
jobs held, he took the initiative to
utilize those skills and attributes to
start a construction business of his
own and hand it down to his sons.
People are what make history and
this man's hard work and motiva-
tion in his process of "active self-
making" has been the difference
between success and failure in his
bit of history.
The special skills, attributes,and
personalities within us can inun-
date us with challenges, but it is
the perseverance of character and
resilience of the soul that provide
the motivation to overcome these
obstacles labeled "inequalities."
We are all born into a certain
socioeconomic status, a certain
gender, ethnicity and race, but that
does not mean that is to define who
we are or who we are going to be
within our future social status.
We, the common man, have the
power to change our destinies and
not rely on fate, and a positive at-
titude can carry us much farther in
times of adversity than that of the
"victim stance."
Heather Rogers


New Facts About Lionfish

and Ciguatera

Catching Lionfish and eating them or selling them to restaurants
can be a good thing. First, it can provide a source of revenue for our
local fishermen and second, it can help to rid our waters of the inva-
sive Lionfish.
While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration con-
tinues to promote their Catch and Eat program and with Reef now
promoting their new Lionfish Cook Book, it seems all is good.
Up until recently Lionfish have been thought to be immune to or
unable to carry the Ciguatera Toxin, but that has now changed. Sci-
entists and researchers from University of the Virgin Islands on St.
Thomas, have been doing a study on Ciguatera fish poisoning in the
territory.
Tyler Smith and his students at UVI's Center for Marine and En-
vironmental Studies have spent the last year collecting samples of
plants, algae and fish at four sites on a monthly basis and sending
them to the project's investigators for analysis.
Alison Robertson, a bio-analytical chemist with the Food and Drug
Administration, has been studying the fish samples Smith and his stu-
dents have been collecting.
Robertson looked at seven lionfish caught in the V.I. and found four
of them to be toxic. So the facts have changed, Lionfish can carry the
Ciguatera Toxin. According to NOAA, no conclusive study has ever
been performed in regards to the Lionfish and Ciguatera and the Ca-
ribbean Lionfish Response were advised by NOAA to address eating
Lionfish as it would with any other reef fish, with caution.
What is needed from the scientific community, NOAA, is to inform
the public what areas are okay for people to catch and eat Lionfish. In
the USVI with warmer waters, many people suggest not eating them
until more conclusive studies have been done.
Out of the seven Lionfish that were tested, four tested positive for
Ciguatera, almost a 60 percent rate. As the invasion of the Lionfish
continues to the south and to warmer waters, it is expected to see more
cases of Lionfish carrying the toxin.
One thing is for sure, no one wants to get Ciguatera Poisoning.
Ciguatera affects multiple organ systems and has impressive gastro-
intestinal, neurologic, cardiovascular, dermatological, genitourinary,
and emotional components. This is not something anyone would want
to experience.
I know that several people, restaurant owners, would like to try
cooking the fish on St. Croix.
Please pass this information on to anyone you may know who may
be thinking about cooking and eating them or any restaurants owners
you may know who are toying with the idea of cooking and serving
them. When it comes to eating Lionfish, be safe and use caution.
Karl Pytlick
St. John Coordinator
The CORE Foundation



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Birth Announcement:
Danielle Service
Jen, Ben and big brother
Nicholas announce the birth of
their daughter and baby sister
Danielle Vincenza Service.
Danielle was born Tuesday,
July 6, 2010 at Schneider
Regional Medical Center on St.
Thomas weighing seven pounds
and 10 ounces and measuring
20.5 inches long.


Dengue Outbreak Alert

Issued In STT/STJ District
A Dengue Fever outbreak warning has been issued for
the St. Thomas/St. John district. Residents are urged to
seek immediate care if they fall ill, according to Depart-
ment of Health Commissioner Julia Sheen.
"If you don't seek immediate medical care, Dengue Fe-
ver can lead to death," Sheen said.

DeJongh/Francis Win Primary for
Democrats; Craig Barshinger of St.
John Is Senator at Large Candidate


Man's Body Recovered from

Vessel in Hurricane Hole
V.I. National Park Rangers and technicians from
the medical examiners' office were spotted leaving
Coral Bay dock on Saturday, September 11, for
Hurricane Hole along the eastern coast St. John.
The body of a sailor, who had taken refuge in the
area during Hurricane Earl, was reportedly found on
board his vessel.

Ezekiel Wiltshire, 67, Passes
Services were Saturday, September 18, for Ezekiel
Wiltshire, also known as "Zeke," 67, who died
September 1, at Schneider Hospital.


Friends Get Started on Cinnamon
Bay Accessible Trail Project
- Volunteers Needed
Visitors and residents with mobility issues will soon be
able to get an up-close look at the Cinnamon Bay estate
ruins thanks to an exciting project funded by Friends of
V.I. National Park.


Wharton Smith Wins Bid To

Construct 151 Parking Spaces

at Enighed Pond
VIPA Board Votes Down Installation
of Turnstiles at Ferry Terminal
Hope is finally in sight for St. John residents frustrated
with the daily fight to find parking in Cruz Bay.
After numerous delays, including permit modifications
and bids over the agency's budget, the V.I. Port Authority
governing board voted in late September to approve con-
struction of a temporary parking lot at Enighed Pond.
Wharton Smith won the contract, valued at $988,450, to
build a 151-space gravel parking lot on the perimeter of the
filled area at the Enighed Pond Marine Freight Facility.
While it remained unclear when the project would get
started, once underway officials expect the project to take
about three months, according to VIPA.


Omnibus Bill Pushes Coral

Bay Park Closer to Reality
A major territorial park in the heart of Coral Bay became
one step closer to reality last month when the V.I. Senate
approved a bill which included a provision to allow the
government to acquire a 170-acre parcel of land in Estate
Carolina.
Senators approved the Omnibus Authorization Act
on September 22, and among several provisions which
pertain specifically to St. John, the act authorizes the
governor to purchase Parcels 7 and 12 in Estate Carolina.
The act also appropriates funds both to acquire the land
and to then establish a territorial park on the property.


Morgan Locke Wins
Annual Love City
Triathlon; Adam Thill
Takes Aquathon
Triathletes enjoyed beautiful
weather and brand new pave-
ment on North Shore Road as the
St. John Landsharks hosted the
12th annual Love City Triathlon
and Aquathon on Sunday morn-
ing, September 26.


After 10 Years at The
Marketplace, Bakery Moving
To Old Ronnie's Location
After a decade of serving up scrumptious sand-
wiches, homemade bagels and freshly baked cook-
ies on the third floor of The Marketplace, Baked in
the Sun is moving to new digs next month.
The bakery, owned by Kim Edwards for the past
10 years, will move to the old Ronnie's Bakery loca-
tion, next to Kilroy's Laundry. Edwards expects to
close her doors in The Marketplace around October
15. When the new Baked in the Sun reopens around
November 1, it will be in a new location and under
new ownership.


John Achzet
Dies at Age 83
John Achzet, of Penn Yan,
New York, and St. John, USVI,
died peacefully on September
19, 2010, at age 83. The world
was a better place as a result of
John's humor and friendship.
she worked for a decade,
succumbed to complications
from dengue fever on Friday,
August 20, in a Florida
hospital.


Brian David Ben-Avi
Join us in welcoming Brian
David Ben-Avi into the world.
Brian was born on June 13
to parents Avi Ben-Avi and
Carolyn Roust. He weighed
six pounds, nine ounces and
measured 19 inches.



Tropical Storm Otto Dumps More
Than 15 Inches of Rain - Mud Slides,
Power Outages and Road Damage


More boats were washed ashore at Chocolate Hole,
above, where several boats remained moored on land in
the wake of Hurricane Earl in early September.


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Dinghy docks in Cruz Bay, above, are slated for
some badly-needed repairs.

Cruz Bay Dinghy Dock Repairs

Forthcoming, According To VIPA
Residents of St. John can soon expect to see repairs completed
at the damaged dinghy berthing dock in Cruz Bay, according to
V.I. Port Authority Executive Director Kenn Hobson.
VIPA's engineering department is currently soliciting a contrac-
tor to repair the dock that was damaged during several storms dur-
ing the 2010 hurricane season, Hobsen explained.
A contractor should be selected within the next 30 to 45 days
and repairs will begin shortly after when VIPA issues a Notice to
Proceed, according to VIPA's executive director.
Hobsen understands that the St. John boating community has
been frustrated with the current conditions of the dinghy dock and
asks for their continued patience as VIPA works expeditiously to
make the necessary repairs, he added.

"Adventures of Fiyah Dog" Film

Screening Set for January 14
Local filmmaker Jeremy Garza will be screening his feature-
length "The Adventures of Fiyah Dog" on Friday, January 14, at
the Seven Minus Seven art collective space on St. Thomas at 7
p.m.
The huge warehouse space is located in Sub Base near Nisky
Center and will be the perfect venue to enjoy Garza's film. The
screening is free and beverages will be available for purchase. A
question and answer discussion with cast members will be hosted
following the screening.
For more information, or to arrange transportation to the St.
Thomas "Adventures of Fiyah Dog" screening, email Garza at
francisgay @fiyahdog.com.

Audubon Society Annual Plant Sale

Set for March 5 in Frank Powell Park
The V.I. Audubon Society will host its annual plant sale on
March 5 at Cruz Bay's Frank Powell Park.
Mary Moroney and Dave Spoth are chairing the Plant Sale this
year. One gallon pots are needed, and can be dropped off at Elaine
Estern's studio. The group is trying to propagate more native and
non-invasive plants to sell this year.
With that in mind, anyone who has Bay Rhum trees, any edible
fruit or vegetables potted, are asked to donate these to the sale.
Spoth will also be propagating some vegetables and ornamentals
for the sale and orchids will be ordered.


Police Log






EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911


POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880
FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333

Sunday, January 2 7:34 p.m. - An Estate Contant resident p/r that
5:54 p.m. - Virgin Grand Estates residents r/ he was threatened by another male with an object
suspicious activity at their home. Suspicious ac- that resembled a knife. Assault in the third.
tivity. Wednesday, January 5
8:33 p.m. - A Massachusetts resident p/r that he 2:10 p.m. - A citizen p/r that two males broke
lost his drivers' license. Lost drivers' license, into his business. Burglary in the second.
Monday, January 3 No time given - A citizen c/r a swimmer in
11:57 a.m. - A Calabash Boom resident c/r that distress at Trunk Bay. He was O.K. Police assis-
her neighbor is throwing things on her balcony. tance.
Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, January 6
Tuesday, January 4 9:33 a.m. - A citizen c/r an accident in the area
7:30 a.m. - A citizen p/r that he was threatened of Coral Bay. Auto accident.
by one of his employees. Disturbance of the peace, 2:29 p.m. - A citizen p/r that he was told he was
threats. banned from a Cruz Bay bar. Police assistance.
No time given - A St. Thomas resident p/r that 7:46 p.m. - A citizen p/r that a male pulled a gun
she is being harassed, on a female in Coral Bay. Assault in the third.
3:33 p.m. - A Virginia resident p/r that her rental Friday, January 7
vehicle was hit while parked at The Marketplace. 9:50 a.m. -A citizen p/r that her ex-boyfriend as-
Auto accident. saulted her. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V
6:21 p.m. - An Estate Contant resident p/r that 10:06 a.m. - A citizen c/r a disturbance. Land-
his safari bus was removed from Estate Enighed lord and tenant dispute.
without his permission. Unauthorized use of ve- 10:57 a.m. -A citizen c/r a male being chasedby
hide. another male with a machete. Assault in the third.




CRIME STOPPERS U.S.V.I.

Organization Seeks Information on Recent Crimes


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help
to solve metal theft crimes throughout the terri-
tory. If anyone knows something, they should say
something. Even the smallest bit of information
may be just what law enforcement needs to solve
these cases.
Over the past several weeks, the territory has
experienced several incidents involving metal
theft, possibly for sale in the scrap market.
On St. Croix, graves at the Kingshill Cemetery
have been desecrated by having brass grave mark-
ers pried off and stolen, including from the grave
of a police officer who lost his life in the line of
duty. In Frederiksted, two males were caught and
arrested after taking heavy copper wiring from a
residence.
In other cases, wiring has been taken from
communications facilities, which could nega-
tively affect anyone throughout the community.
Please tell Crime Stoppers about the theft of cop-
per, brass, aluminum, or other metals, including


who may be selling or buying stolen metals, and
help put these thieves behind bars, where they be-
long.
Community members can submit tips on these
or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.
org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are
completely anonymous, and the stateside opera-
tors are bilingual.
If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of
stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the
tipster receives a cash reward to be paid accord-
ing to their instructions. Only anonymous callers
to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash re-
wards. Technology makes it virtually impossible
for anyone to trace a tip. To learn how it works,
visit www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org.
Since January 2009, Crime Stoppers has re-
ceived 932 anonymous tips from the community,
allowing law enforcement to make 101 arrests
and recover 67 illegal weapons. Crime Stoppers
has also approved $81,167 of rewards, and have
paid $34,385 of rewards.






20 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011


Laude Is New Storm Water Engineer
Coral Bay Community Coun- ! " .
cil officials recently welcomed
a new storm water engineer to
oversee the group's on-going
watershed stabilization efforts.
Hailing most recently from
Wilmington, North Carolina,
Chris Laude moved to St. John
with his wife and two sons in late June to oversee the Coral
Bay community group's storm water management proj-
ects.
Laude took over as CBCC's storm water engineer after
Joe Mina, who previously held the position, moved back
stateside. As the new storm water engineer, Laude will
oversee CBCC's on-going storm water management proj-
ects, host outreach seminars for the community and work
with federal and territorial regulatory agencies.



Just Play Day


-A

Ruby Taylor-Cioppa shows off her skills on the jump
rope during the second annual Just Play Day on Monday,
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.


Upper Carolina Landslides

Impact Centerline Road Below
Additional landslides seem
likely for island hillsides
While residents across St.
John continued to recover last
week from the devastating rains
which inundated the island during
Tropical 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 Centerline Road and even more are possible.


Island Elder Guy Benjamin

Celebrates 97th Birthday


Friends gathered at Fred's in Cruz Bay to
celebrate eminent retired educator Guy Benjamin's
97th birthday last week.

Maho Bay Camps Lease Extended
Eco-Resort Will Operate Until July 2012 at Least
Maho Bay Campground is not closing any time
soon. With the threat of its long-term lease expiring this
summer, the popular campground was gearing up to close
down. Last week, however, the eco-resort was granted a
reprieve for at least two more seasons. The eco-resort is
owned by Stanley Selengut, but the North Shore property
it sits on is owned by three families. Selengut had a 35-
year lease for the property, which was due to expire on
July 31, 2011 - which would have made this upcoming
season the campground's last.



First Owners Move Into Calabash
Boom Affordable Townhouses


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After more than a decade of work, the first two families
moved into affordable townhomes at Calabash Boom
last week. About 30 people gathered in the shade on the
Calabash Boom Townhomes property on Wednesday
morning, October 27, for an official key ceremony
honoring the first two families to call the area home.


Fourth Annual "No Fleas, Please" Event
Rakes in Most Funds Yet for St. John ACC
Animal
Care Center ...W s
advocate
Bruce Munro,
above left,
negoiates with
a buyer at the
organization's
"No Fleas,
Please" Flea
Market event
on Saturday,
October 23.

Woody's Fundraiser Nets More Than
$23, 000 for Fight Against Breast Cancer


Woody's owner Todd Beaty with staff during their
block party to benefit breast cancer awareness.

Island Children Find Tricks and

Treats at Mongoose Junction

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 21


Wounded Vets Enjoy Health
and Healing in St. John Waters


Juan Arredondo, above, wore a special
attachment on his prosthetic hand - which he lost
after being hit by an IED in Iraq - to better control a
kayak paddle.
Most vacationers on St. John enjoy sailing, snorkeling
and kayak trips, but for one group who visited the island
last week, those experiences meant much more than a
week's get-away.
"As minor as it seems, just going out on a kayak trip,
at the same time, it builds our confidence," said Nicolette
Maroulis, a Navy bomb dog handler who visited St. John
with Team River Runner (TRR) last week. "Each little
success prepares us for the bigger steps. When you are
wounded, it's hard not to see yourself as broken and these
activities are a huge help."
"These little steps each add up and slowly help us to
take bigger risks and take on bigger challenges," Maroulis
said.


Virgin Islanders Hit the Polls

Re-electing Most Incumbents
-deJongh/Francis Get Four More Years


Thomas and Boston Sentenced
to 10 Years Behind Bars
Kamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston
Sentenced for 2007 Cockayne Assault
More than three years after James "Jamie"
Cockayne was stabbed to death in downtown Cruz
Bay, a V.I. Superior Court Judge handed down
sentences last week to two men found guilty of
assaulting the 21-year-old Pennsylvania man less
than an hour before his death.


Cold Front Soaks Territory with
More Rain -And Mudslides
and Erosion Continue


Runoff near the Coral Bay dinghy dockcontinued
last week after an area of unsettled weather sat over
the island for several days.

Residents Voice Objection to Proposed
24-Hour Gas Station Near Power Boyd
Residents who gathered in the Greenleaf Commons
parking Friday evening, November 12, hear about a new
planned development on the adjacent lot were mostly
against the project. Following a meeting at the Westin
Resort and Villas last month, about 35 residents gathered
in the parking lot on South Shore Road hear Nedal Salem
talk about his plans to construct a 24-hour gas station and
convenience store.

Asolare Takes Top Entree at Flavors
- Happy Fish, East West Catering,
Westin and Tap Room Also Win

� elm sw.


Kevin Baker's spiced Ketel One vodka drink
with fresh local tamarind, lemon and chai won
best mixologist for Happy Fish.


Upper Carolina Land Owners
Consider Turning Estate Roads
Over to V.I. Government for Fixing

Flavors 2010 Racks Up $16,000
for St. John Rotary Club Scholarships



Wharton Smith Begins Construction
of 150 Parking Spaces for VIPA
Relief is on the horizon for the island's years-long
parking and congestion woes.
The contractor, Wharton-Smith, started work on the
Enighed Pond Marine Facility parking area last week. The
project, contracted out for about $900,000, is expected
to take around 90 days and will bring 151 much-needed
parking spaces to the Cruz Bay area.
The land is owned by V.I. Port Authority, which
collaborated with the Department of Public Works on
the project, explained Robert deJongh, president of the
deJongh Group Architects and Planners.

Two Three-Acre Parcels
Near Maho Bay Being Sold
in February 15 Auction


Ronald R.
Walker, 76,
Passes Away
Ronald Walker
- a former
newspaper editor
and senior U.S.
Congressional Aide


Island Icon
Ruth "Sis"
Frank, 86,
Passes
Away on
Thanksgiving







22 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011


CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE

Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie
8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m.
3:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m





St. John Tradewinds


Business Directory


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

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetaway-
sinc.com
kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com

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

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


Jewelry
R&I PATTON goldsmithing
Located in Mongoose Junction
776-6548 or (800) 626-3445
Chat@pattongold.com

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

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

PROPERTYKING


tel. 643-6348

Architecture Landscaping & Irrigation
Crane, Robert - Architect, AIA PropDer M nmt
tel. 776-6356 Cimmaron Property
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Management
tel. 340-715-2666


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

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

Beauty/Spa
Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa
www.stjohnbeautylounge.com
Mongoose Junction 776-0774

Westin Resorts & Villas
Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

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


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


St. John s premier property
Manager

Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc.
tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-
2963
www.seaviewhomes.com

Real Estate
American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
info@americanparadise.com

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

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

John Foster Real Estate
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com
www.stjohnvirealestate.com


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

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

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

Restaurants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

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

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

Skinny Legs "A Pretty
OK Place"
tel. 340-779-4982
www.skinnylegs.com

Sun Dog Cafe
tel. 693-8340
Located at Mongoose Junction

Retail
Saltwater Gypsy Consignment
H
D

St. Johnimals, Island Pet
Outfitter
H
D

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


St. John Magazine:
Continued from Page 7


"While it's interesting to scholars to know
who begat who and their plantation inven-
tories, it's most important for all to know
our recent history because it is the basis of
where we are today," said Pishko.
In addition to the historical accounts, the
new issue also showcases the proud local
sailing community in "Spirited Regatta,"
enticing meals at Morgan's Mango in "Pas-
sion for Food," and the last word in beach
ware in "Ranifly A Teeny Bikini Company."
The features are rounded out with profiles of
artist Lisa Etre and hot-sauce mogul "Trini-
dad Charlie" Deyalsingh.
St. John Magazine celebrates the rich and
distinct St. John history while also wowing
readers with simply beautiful photography.
As professional writers ensure the content
is accurate and engaging, renowned photog-
raphers make sure the island impresses the
eyes as well.
Simonsen views his work for St. John
Magazine as some of his greatest accom-
plishments, he explained.
"First of all when I began working with
CT&L [Caribbean Travel and Life] back
in 1995 I felt strongly confident that I had
struck up such a symbiotic relationship with
a magazine in need of exactly the type of
photography that I specialized in," said the
photographer. "That partnership continues
to this day."
"When MaLinda came to me years ago
when the St. John Magazine was just an
idea, I was thrilled that she came to me and
that feeling about a similar relationship with
another magazine was heightened due to the
specific subject matter that I had based my
livelihood on over the last two decades -
which is specifically St. John from the air,
land and sea," Simonsen said. "To be award-
ed the first cover of the first publication of
the St. John Magazine was one of my most
meaningful accomplishments and credits."
The latest installment of St. John Maga-
zine continues Nelson's collaboration with
Simonsen, whose images have graced each
issue of St. John Magazine.
"To continue five issues later and still be


SThe late Mr.
Herman Prince
during one of his
basket weaving
S classes at
Hawksnest Bay,
circa 1988.


Photo Courtesy of
MaLinda Media/Nancy
Edwards

the only photographer that has contributed
a cover image for each issue and a picto-
rial feature, it inspires a unique motivation
annually to come up with the next enticing
imagery for such a classy publication such
as MaLinda and her staff have put together,"
said Simonsen.
With the newest issue of St. John Mag-
azine, Nelson has managed to achieve the
very high bar she set when publishing the
first issue back in 2007. How the publisher
keeps impressing readers is what makes the
magazine stand out, according to Papaya
Cafe owner John Dickson.
"People are just thrilled with the maga-
zine," said Dickson. "I told MaLinda after I
picked up the first box, 'I don't know how
you can keep making it better every time.'
The reaction from people who buy the mag-
azine is just incredible."
While being greeted with alabaster shore-
lines is a thrill, arriving Caneel Bay Resort
guests are also treated to their own copies
of St. John Magazine, which is a part of the
resort's welcome amenity.
"As I have come to expect, this latest
issue of St. John Magazine is a true gem,"
said Patrick Kidd, Caneel's director of sales
and marketing. "I am delighted that we are
offering it as a welcome amenity to all our
Cancel Bay guests, as it not only shows the
beauty of our island, but also perhaps even
more importantly, it provides substantive
features which will undoubtedly appeal to
our discerning readers."
While the guests devour the magazine,
Kidd himself had a few favorite pieces in
the new issue as well.
"I personally like to learn of the history
of St. John and for that reason I enjoyed the
article about the original Gallows Point and
I also love to see how creative St. Johnians
are, so for that reason I enjoyed reading
about basket-making," said Kidd.
St. John Magazine is available at retail
outlets across the island from Deli Grotto
in Mongoose Junction to Keep Me Posted
in Coral Bay. Subscriptions, $15 per issue
for stateside and $30 for international, are
available by sending check or money order
to 5000 Estate Enighed, PMB 55, St. John,
VI. 00830.







St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 23


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STORAGE:
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Sizes to 10' x 12'
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
www.properyachts.com


Offices near
Mongoose Junction,
starting at $370/mo.
Bright, secure building
AC, Ample parking
693-7040


Suzuki Island Car for Sale:
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SYMONS RESI-PLY FORMING PANELS FOR SALE
Used on one house
and stored, good
condition, over one
hundred panels,
scaffold brackets
included. Call for
pricing and leave
message. (340)
693-8991 or (508)
509-4002


HOT! HOT! HOT!

Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:

* Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
* Retail Store Staff
* PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


Environmental Communications Job
- $20/hr - flexible 20 hours a week for 4 to 5 months

Preferably with Publisher 2007 skills to make posters & write bro-
chures; and quick ability to learn new software. Will be responsible
for writing up and publicizing the NOAA Watershed stabilization
project in Coral Bay, including interpretative signage, maps and bro-
chures.

Job location: Coral Bay
Please see detailed job description for application instructions at
www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org

CBCC is an Equal opportunity employer and Drug Free Workplace


ST. JOHN BUSINESS
OWNERS Affordable
Reliable Internet.
1Mb service $70/mo.
info@tdishanddat.com
340 779 4001


RELIABLE MOBILE
AUTO REPAIR:
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 227-9574


No Worries Painting.
Professional service.
Interior, exterior, roofs and
cisterns. Home/villa main-
tenance and repair. Call
Jon Moore 340-626-6083.


Responsible Caretaker
Available For Your Estate
Reliable, Princeton-
educated MBA professional
available to take care of
your property while living
on premises. Real estate
experience with local
references.
(340) 714-7076.


Baha'i Community of St. John
For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. Friday; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291

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

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas . 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315

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

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sunday, 340-715-0530


Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship,
Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass
5:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.;
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday, 779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332

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


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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.


Monday, January 10
The Coral Bay Community Council Planning Discussion Se-
ries will continue with its third meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the
Guy H. Benjamin School, room 6, in Coral Bay.
Tuesday, January 11
- The St. John Historical Society will host its January meet-
ing at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall beginning at 7 p.m. The
evening's presentation will focus on the Civilian Conservation
Corps, both in the Virgin Islands and in the U.S.
- Everyone is encouraged to attend St. John Film Society's
free film screening of Waste Land beginning at 7 p.m. at Sputnik's
in Coral Bay. Reservations are required to attend a pre-fix dinner
with the filmmaker starting at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 12
The public is invited to join Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve
Library at 6 p.m. at the library for its annual meeting.
Tuesday, February 18
Michaeline Moloney will present the flamingoes of Necker Is-
land at the VI. Audubon Society's next meeting at the Gifft Hill
School at 7 p.m.
February 19, 2011
St. John Relay for Life - momentum continues to grow in
team sponsorships, volunteer recruitment, purchases of luminar-
ies and additional corporate sponsorships. For more information
call Mary at 642-1629 to learn how to get involved.
Saturday, March 12
The 25th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be at the Westin
Resort and Villas.
March 18-19, 2011
The 9th annual Johnnie Walker Blues Festival will feature two
nights of celebrity concerts in the Coral Bay ball field - on Fri-
day evening, March 18, and Saturday evening, March 19, both
starting at 8 p.m.



ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
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
Bay.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings 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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easy build. These lots are ideal/unique for one seeking a private estate/
compound within the National Park, desiring lots of land /gardens/privacy
with convenient beach access.

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"Brsas del Mar" has beautiful
panoramic views from every
room looking over Coral Bay &
Hurricane Hole to the British
Virgins There is an open floor
plan with custom kitchen. 2
bedrooms on the main floor and
a spiral stair case to the third
bedroom suite, which has its
own balcony. The pool & spa
decks face the cooling easterly
trade winds and rising sun and
moon. A good short term rental
or family home $1 45M


"Glucksberg Gazebo"
Wooded lot with large trees & a
nifty large gazebo type structure
with hip roof, screened walls &
sturdy floor. A great spot for
gardening. Al wood is pressure
treated, rafters are oversized 2
x 12, joints & footer are lag
bolted & Hurricane ties at the
rafters. Included in sale are
new 90 watt solar panel system
with charge regulator, 1200 watt
inverter All this for just $169,


"Someday Isle" is a well built,
cuslom pool villa in a lush,
Iropical sellrni with great views
ovenooking Coral Bay & the Sir
Frances Drake Channel A
popular rental villa, the main
level has a well-equipped
kilcren cozy Ivning area & large
covered outdoor dining area with
unrobsrucled views & cooling
Irade*nds The 3 bedrooms are
private & feature en suite baths,
The lower level bedroom is a
stand alone studio api $1.399M


"Collbri" - Superb sunset and water views from [his three bedroom
waterfront home in Great Cruz Bay. Features include native
stonework, large pool deck with gazebo, masonry constrciion, air
conditioning, water views from every room and pool. and lots of room
for expansion. Deeded rights to beach and :ingny landing. A
complete refurbishing has just been completed, including expansion
of interior space and a completely new chefs kitchen. $3,795,000.


"Home Port" - This small cotage is located in Estate Hansen Bay on
.- St John's quiet East End and has terrific views north over Long Bay,
west to Rams Head and south to St Croui The cottage is on the lower
section of the lot with a large level site for a main house above Other
features include end of the road privacy solar power and mature
plants with a drip watering system Included are deeded rights to a
common waterfront parcel with dock $675,000.
S"The Retreatr Perfect privacy & spectacular ocean velaws are tie
heart of 'The Relteal's" natural appeal. Its 3 pavilions are grouped
around a beautifully landscaped courtyard with pool & hot tub. Every
room enjoys an ocean view with a panorama of Sir Francis Drake
Channel. Two equal, air-Conditioned king bedroomrbath suites with
additional sleeping lofts lank the main pavilion. A trail provides
access to a sandy swimming beach. $1.595M.
'Sundance & Moonsong" - Two houses for the price of one in
desirable Estate Chocolate Hole. Both Sundance and Moonsong are
successful short term rentals within walking distance to Hart Bay
beach and just a few minutes from ruz Bay on paved roads.
I Sundance is 3 bedrooms with a pool & spa with a large sundeck.
Moonsong is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a spa. $1 495,000
"Bordeaux Mountain House" enjoys a spectacular mountain lop
location with cooling breezes eceptional views privacy and
tranquility yet this custom designed villa is only a short ride to Cruz
Bay. Coral Bay and the north shore National Pari Beacnes This
gated estate residence includes an elegant saone and masonry main
house plus a large guest nouse pool ard spa all on level terrain.
Finest quality conslrction through houl and lenllic Bvl vnis MUST SEE
TO APPRECIATEi $2.495M
"Carolina Cottage" - Really cute two bedroom house with nice water
views of Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole. Faces east to catch the
cooling trade wind breezes. Paved driveway and parking area. Partial
furnishings included. A nice location close to Coral Bay with large
deck and room to expand or add a pool. There is a laundry room on
the lower level and space to add another bedroom. $575,000.

DEVELOPMENTICOMMERCIAL PROPERTIES: Hansen Bay 7A is an 18 acre parcel with studies
done and a 15 lot sub division permit. All lots have water views and breezes and 4 lots are on the
flat top of a ridge with almost 360 degree views. Just reduced from $3.18M to $2.99M. Estate
Zootenvaal 20 acres over looking the marine preserve at Bork Creek just east of Coral Bay $7M.
Adjoining 6 acre parcel with 4 cottages and white sand beach also available. Little Plantation with
over 7 acres with preliminary subdivision permit and road cut to the top of the property. Great water
views to the Brish Virgins 'roni every lot - now just $19M, NEW - Five Acres Above Newfound
Bay - Mane an Offer. One acre subdividable parcel on Bordeaux ML with great views for $1.1M
"Glucksberg Cottage" - Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
apartment/shudio duplex. Good neighborhood, quiet area, only five minutes to town and walking
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GOLDEN DRAGON - Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. Reduced to $1,925,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
LIZARD HILL - Exclusive North Shore property, overlook-
ing Cinnamon Bay, one of the only privately owned homes
bounded on all sides by Ntnl. Park. Extraordinary landscap-
ing enhances magical views from 2 bd/2 bath main house
w/separate luxurious master bdrm wing & private pool. The
charming cottage is ideal for a caretaker. $3,100,000.
EXCITING NEWS OF ST. JOHN... Blue Tana is for Sale!
- Delightful 2 bdrm, 2 bath pool villa nestled high on the
hillside in the prime neighborhd of Great Cruz Bay. Privacy,
vibrant sunset views, gourmet kitchen, 60' covered veranda
& sunny pool. Catered To's top rental villa. $1,295,000.
GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY - Apt. building
w/adjacent parcels in Cruz Bay, newly renovated & well
maintained. Only $490,000.
WATERFRONT with DOCK - Masonry 3 bed/2bath
home on Ig. flat lot, with direct access to Fish Bay at your
doorstep. Now only $920,000.
AURORA - Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on
Contant Pt. Enjoy 180� views from Great Cruz Bay to
St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000.
VILLA ROMANCE - New, luxury villa built to highest
quality. This well-designed villa provides privacy, comfort
& exquisite 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 MUSTSEE! $2,150,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS is the ultimate St. John 7 bed-
room, 7.5 bath compound comprised of a main house,
guest house, 2 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs & a private
regulation doubles tennis court! This popular turn-key villa
has very impressive rental income! $2999,500.
CHEZ SHELL - Charming 3 bd/3 bath, w/ gorgeous sun-
set vi CNR TE fully
decor A/C,
custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan. $999K.
CALYPSO del SOL - Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole & St. James islands.
Newer masonry home w/ 3 equal bdrm suites, Ig. screened
porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000.
PERELANDRA - Excellet 2 hI Kth rntl high
abov pool
set in 50,000.
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.
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.
CHOCOLATE HOLE - Unique ruins of 1700's Great House,
with a 1960's home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot. $799,000.


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.
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. Reduced to $1,395,000.
A BEST BUY! - Well built, poured concrete cottage w/
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. $1,620,000. With adjacent parcel $1,890,000.
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
CBR BUSINESS LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL - Very successful clothing business, es-
tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes
inventory & equipment, owner will train. $150,000.
SILVER IGUANA- Beachfront shop w/eclectic collection
of sterling silver jewelry & locally crafted gifts. $75,000.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
WESTIN TIMESHARES - Call for a complete list of re-
sale units. All sizes & weeks available.
LAVENDER HILL - Tropical 2 bd/2bath penthouse unit
w/wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $849,000.
BETH d/2
b00.
RU -Nicebedroom unit w/full AC,
sunset views, common pool, good rental history. $495,000.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
CBR LAND LISTINGS
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
GLUCKSBERG - Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., Ig. trees. $125K.
ZOOTENVAAL-HurricaneHoleviews,pavedroad.$400K.
GREAT CRUZ BAY - Prime 1.05 acre site w/fantastic
harbor views & architectural plans. $695K.
WATERFRONT on MONTE BAY- Spectacular 13.44 ac.
site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000.
AFFORDABLEPARCELS-in Est. Grunwald&Adrian. Easy
building sites, close to town. Starting at $89,000. CallToday!
BANK OWNED PARCELS - Chocolate Hole, priced to
SELL! $261,500 & 235,000. GREAT BUYS!
DITLEFF POINT - Extraordinary sites on magnificent
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000.


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RIDGE" 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private
by National
Park, features
- shore views,
pool w/waterfall,
spa, easy access
to Cinnamon
$4,900,000 Bay beach.
"CASA YAYA" - Big-view villa on top
the world in Coral Bay. 3 bdrm, 2 bath
one level living w/ the BVI at your front
door. Entertain
by the infinity-
edge pool and
enjoy the indoor/
outdoor great
room with dra-
matic views from
$1,200,000 every room.


lac. 7br 7.5 bth compound: private ten-
nis court, 2 pools, 2 spas, &two beauti-
fully appoint-
ed homes!
Deeded ac-
cess to walk
to 2 beach-
es. Impres-
sive rental
$2,999,500 history.
"PARADISE ON THE ROCKS" Tropi-
cal living, big views & masonry home-
centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two
units: - 2 bed
rooms, 2 baths
& Great Room
upstairs; private
entry 1 bedroom
apartment down-
stairs. Rent one,
$1,165,000 live in the other!


"MILL VISTA - CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000
"FISH BAY" Views, breezes and paved access $ 260,000
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 285,000
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000
"CONTANT" lot with Great Cruz Harbor View. Owner Realtor $ 375,000
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" Sunset Views and Gentle Site. $1,095,000
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 $275,000


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breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
Thomas. 5
spacious bed-
room suites,
huge pool,
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,295,000 villa.
"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming
4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent
condition with large pool in convenient
Choco-
late Hole
with
deeded
rights
to two
nearby
$1,150,000 beaches.


VVll*ll, 1Url'lVl a ll vuiy IJVllv d I.
ac. estate set high atop Gifft Hill. Dra-
matic views to the east w/ spectacular
breezes &sun-
rises. This 3
bdrm villa has
room to ex-
pand with an
oversized pool
facing the ter-
$1,649,000 rific view.
WALK TO BRUNCH & BEACH plus
ENJOY SOOTHING SURF SOUND
from this unique, masonry & stone
custom crafted, gated villa with pan-
oramic wa-
- ter views.
Flexible
floorplan
features 4
bdrms plus
$1,100,000 cottage.


SIIISVnILL v Is a H1,uI ILllIlpu-
rary Skytop home with amazing water
views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical
landscaping,
pool, & open
architecture
set amidst se-
cluded privacy.
Great vacation
villa or island
$1,500,000 home!
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
. This gentle
parcel fea-
tures a 3
bedroom, 2
bathroom
home which
is bordered
by National
S685.000 Park.


rsi..iPUl o rrsn .,n a uiiHCllllliy,
gated masonry & stone West Indian
style (3x2) villa features bi-level cov-
Sered and open
decks over-
looking a pool,
plus a separate
1xl guest cot-
tage. Fabulous
south shore
$1,295,000 waterviews!
"VILLA MOLLO" A nature lovers
dream, walk to 2 beaches! 3BR/2BA
villa sits on the water's edge of a salt
pond and features custom stone and
wood
workand
amazing
Carib-
bean
views.
$595,000


"ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views SELLER FINANCING Ask about "MUST SELL BEST
ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to WITH GREAT TERMS! BUY" SITUATIONS
R MONTE BAY ESTATES 7Spectacular private "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 3.71 Call or email today for info!
UPPERMONTE BAYESTATES" 7Spectacularprivate acre sub-dividable borders National
parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $,900,000 OWN des Natinal
& underground utilities. From $799,000ark A ING VIEWS! $1,900,000 OWN A MONTH (OR MORE in
"NORTHSHORE PROPERTIES" Peter Bay & Hawksnest/ "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Denis Bay exquisite home sites with breathtaking views HILLSIDE Incredible BVI views! 12 Magnificent views and sunsets from
over the North Shore, BVI & many cays in between. Call for acre sub-divideable waterfront lot 3 homes with all amenities, pools
a tour today. Prices start at $895,000 for half acre for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1
"PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with available from $699,000 month ownerships from $59,000
breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES:
between. Prices from $1,750,000 spectacular BVI views, excellent roads, Own a week, a month, or more &
BEST BUY BEACH FRONT "GREAT CRUZ BAY" private underground utilities, stone walls, enjoy all the resort amenities! Most
dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome planters, common beach. Minutes from unit sizes and weeks available.
views. Owner/broker. Call for details. $1,300,000 Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000 Priced from $3,750


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estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of
the largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board). PRICE REDUCED $1,095,000

PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 bedroom, 3
baths, masonry pool villa. Set privately
in lush gardens, fenced yard, boarding
green-space. 2-car garage $1,499,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH
Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview"
features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR
beach house. $2,895,000
CINNAMON DAY DREAMS!
Located in Nat'l Pk boundaries of
Catherineberg on 1 acre. 2 BR/2.5BA &
office. Immaculate! $1,995,000
AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA
villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish
tile roof, 1800 views, large pool & hot
tub $2,595,000


WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer SUSANNABERG! New masonry home
Bay. 3BR/3BA casual beach house on FLAT lot plus separate rental cottage.
steps from the water. Paved roads & u/g Borders Nat'l Park. $750,000
utilities. $975,000


HOMES
APPROXIMATELY 150' FROM THE SOLAR POWERED BED & BREAK-
WATER at Pebble Beach with fabulous FAST! "Garden By The Sea" is a quaint
water views! Beautiful woodwork; upper Caribbean home. Spacious owners'
level is a 3 BR unit & lower is a 1 BR apartment and 3 income producing A/C
unit. $675,000 units. $1,800,000.
MILL RIDGE Attention to detail, ALLESANDRA Luxurious masonry
Classic Caribbean architecture, villa, extensively renovated in 2007,
masonry 2 bedroom, 2 bath, office/3rd picture postcard views of 3 bays,
bedroom, garage and pool. $1,595,000 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage $1,950,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property,
Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & 3BR/3BA with pool & panoramic views.
mahogany hardwoods. Plans for 3 more Zoned R-4 and suited for development.
bdrms. $1,235,000 $2,950,000
MYSTIC RIDGE 4BR/4.5BA, dramatic BAREFOOT New 2 bedroom, 1.5
views, short distance to North Shore bath guest cottage in quaint neighbor-
beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. hood. $599,000.


IVIMIVI1c ri nI% I.U dC L;i e, IXi IVIdl l
House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat slope
and stunning views. One of a kind fixer
upper!!! $795,000


CVISTA Magnificent open air 4
bedroom villa above Rendezvous Bay.
Stunning residence exudes comfort,
class & elegance. $3,895,000
AMANI Spectacular 1800 views,
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bedrooms with
baths located in the main building, plus
private guest cottage $1,795,000
VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom
home, uncompromising quality,
exquisite finishings, sweeping views. 5
bedrooms, 5 baths. $4,250,000
NEW! Income producing 2 unit in
Chocolate Hole. Large flat yard, walking
distance to Chocolate Hole Beach.
$875,000


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tasteful masonry home sited on 1.36
FLAT acres. Expand or subdivide.
Private with large yard. $925,000


UNBELIEVABLE NEW PRICE FOR
BLUE HEAVEN! Cute Caribbean
home overlooking Rendezvous Bay.
Popular vacation rental. 3 bedrooms,
3 baths. $527,000
NEW! CATCH 'N' KEEP Caribbean
cottage that currently caters to short term
rental guests. Listed price includes
adjacent vacant lot for expansion.
$599,000
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan
inspired villa in Peter Bay. Sweeping
views, deeded walking path to the
beach, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. Live
webcam and virtual tour at
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JANUARY

REEF ECOSYSTEM EXPLORATION - January 5, Wednesday * 9:00am- 3:30pm
Meet National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, sunscreen, and snorkel gear
Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 32

KAYAK THE MANGROVES OF HURRICANE HOLE I
January 8, Saturday 10:00am 3:00pm
Meet Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, and sunscreen
Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem * Max Group: 12

PASTELS WORKSHOP I & II
January 9, Sunday 10:00am - :00pm & February 20, Sunday 10:00am 1:00pm
Meet: Caneel Bay parking lot; Bring: Drinking water, snack, and wear old clothes
Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem * Max Group: 5

MEDICINAL HERBS I & II
January 12, Wednesday * 12:30pm 2:30pm & March 22, Tuesday * 12:30pm 2:30pm
Meet: School oftheArts; Bring: Notebook
Seminar Fee: $35 Mem / $45 Non Mem * Max Group: 25

BEACH CAT ADVENTURE SAIL - January 15, Saturday * 10:00am 3:00pm
Meet Cruz Bay Ferry Dock; Bring: Snorkel gear, sunscreen, hat, water, and lunch
Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $80 Non Mem * Max Group: 7

FULL MOON HIKE January 19, Wednesday * 6:00pm -8:30pm
Meet: Salt Pond parking lot; Bring: Hiking shoes, flashlight, snack, and water
Seminar Fee: $25 Mem / $35 Non Mem * Max Group: 20

PETROGLYPH HUNT - January 21, Friday * 9:00am 4:00pm
Meet National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch
Seminar Fee: $45 Mem / $55 Non Mem * Max Group: 30

KAYAK CANEEL BAY I & II
January 22, Saturday 10:00am 1:00pm & March 18, Friday 10:00am- 1:00pm
Meet Caneel Bay parking lot; Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, and hiking shoes;
Seminar Fee: $85 Mem / $90 Non Mem * Max Group: 15

BOTANICAL AND HISTORIC HIKE - January 23, Sunday * 9:00am - 2:30pm
Meet Park at the entrance of L'Esperance Trail
Bring: Sunscreen, hat, lunch, plenty of water, & hiking shoes
Seminar Fee: $35 Mem / $45 Non Mem; Max Group: 25

PARK CRITTER CRAWL - January 26, Wednesday * 10:00am - 2:00pm
Meet National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch
Seminar Fee: $45 Mem / $55 Non Mem * Max Group: 30

SEA TURTLE SAIL I & II
January 28, Friday * 1:00pm 4:30pm & April 8, Friday * 12:30pm 4:00pm
Meet Charlotte Amalie waterfront, St. Thomas; Bring: Sunscreen, hat, snack, snorkel gear, & swimsuit
Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem * Max Group: 30

NATIVE PLANT & BIRD HIKE - January 29, Saturday * 9:00am 1:00pm
Meet VIERS Camp; Bring: Sunscreen, hat, plenty of water, lunch, and binoculars
Seminar Fee: $35 Mem / $45 Non Mem * Max Group: 25

STORIES OF THE WINTER SKY - January 30, Sunday * 7:30pm -9:00pm
Meet: Annaberg Plantation Ruins; Bring: Blanket, flashlight, pillow, & binoculars
Seminar Fee: $35 Mem / $45 Non Mem * Max Group: 35


FEBRUARY


BATIK CLASS - February 7, Monday * 1:00pm 4:00pm
Meet: Maho Bay Camps Art Center; Wear: Close-toed shoes and an apron or old clothing
Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem * Max Group: 6

CINNAMON BAY HISTORIC TOUR * February 9, Wednesday * 9:00am 12:00pm
Meet Cinnamon BayArcheology Lab; SeminarFee: $30 Mem / $35 Non Mem; Max Group: 25

KAYAK THE MANGROVES OF HURRICANE HOLE II
February 12, Saturday 12:00pm - 4:45pm
Meet Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snack, water, snorkel gear, sunscreen, and towel
SeminarFee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem; Max Group: 12

MARINE BIOLOGY BOAT TRIP - February 13, Sunday * 9:00am - 3:00pm
Meet National Park Visitor Center Dock; Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, & sunscreen
SeminarFee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem * Max Group: 30


COASTAL ECOLOGY - February 19, Saturday * 9:30am- 3:00pm
Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, and snorkel gear
SeminarFee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem * Max Group: 23

BIRDS OF THE PARK - February 23, Wednesday * 9:00am 1:00pm
Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Binoculars, water, and a notebook
SeminarFee: $55 Mem / $65 Non Mem * Max Group: 20

HASSEL ISLAND TOUR I & II
February 26, Saturday * 10:00am 2:00pm & March 12, Saturday * 10:00am 2:00pm
Mee& Frenchtown, St. Thomas; Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, & hiking shoes
SeminarFee: $85 Mem / $90 Non Mem; Max Group: 12

A GLIMPSE INTO ST. JOHN'S PAST - February 28, Monday * 9:30am 11:30am
Meet: Estate Concordia Pavilion; Seminar Fee: $25 Mem / $30 Non Mem; Max Group: 30

MARCH

TREASURES OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS * March 2,Wed. 1:00pm 4:00pm
Meet: Charlotte Amalie Waterfront at R&J Latte's; Bring: Notebook
SeminarFee: $50 Mem / $60 Non Mem; Max Group: 14

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY OF PROJECT TEKTITE II
March 5, Saturday * 11:30am 4:00pm
Meet VIERS Camp;
Bring: Underwater camera, snorkel gear, sunscreen, notepad, & water bottle.
SeminarFee: $45 Mem / $50 Non Mem * Max Group: 25

PEPPER SAUCE MAKING * March 7, Monday * 2:00pm -4:00pm
Meet: Bethany Moravian Church parking lot; Bring: Notebook
SeminarFee: $25 Mem / $35 Non Mem * Max Group: 10

FISH IDENTIFICATION SAIL * March 9, Wednesday * 10:00am 3:00pm
Meet: Margarita Phil's Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen
SeminarFee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem * Max Group: 30

TROPICAL GARDEN TOUR I & II
March 19, Saturday * 10:00am - 3:00pm & April 2, Saturday * 10:00am - 3:00pm
Meet: Friends of the Park Store to carpool; Bring: Lunch, water, hat and notebook
SeminarFee: $30 Mem / $35 Non Mem * Max Group: 20

ARCHEOLOGY BOAT TRIP - March 23, Wednesday * 10:00am 3:00pm
Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock
Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen
SeminarFee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem * Max Group: 30

TROPICAL LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY * March 26, Saturday * 8:00am -12:00pm
Meet: Friends of the Park Store to carpool
Bring: Camera, manual, batteries, memory cards, water, & notebook
SeminarFee: $45 Mem / $50 Non Mem * Max Group: 20


APRIL

SNORKELING ADVENTURE IN THE MANGROVES * April 3, Sunday * 9:30am 3:00pm
Meet: National Park Visitor Center
Bring: Snorkel gear, towel, sunscreen, and snack
SeminarFee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 23

VINP ARCHIVE TOUR * April 7, Thursday * 10:00am -12:30pm
Meet: Friends of the Park Store; SeminarFee: $25 Mem / $35 Non Mem * Max Group: 25

SPIRIT DOLL WORKSHOP April 14, Thursday * 9:00am 12:00pm
Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Ideas or found items and a snack
Seminar Fee: $85 Mem / $95 Non Mem * Max Group: 5

TAINO POTTERY MAKING * April 16, Saturday * 1:00pm 4:00pm
Meet: Maho Bay Camps Art Center; Wear: Close-toed shoes and an apron or old clothing
Fee: $55 Mem / $65 Non Mem * Max Group: 8 (4 min.)

TROPICAL GARDENING * April 17, Sunday * 9:00am 12:00pm
Meet: Friends of the Park Store to carpool
Bring: Hat, sturdy shoes, ideas & experiences & lunch
SeminarFee: $30 Mem / $35 Non Mem * Max Group: 15

BUILD GREEN April 23, Saturday * 10:00am 4:00pm
Meet: Friends of the Park Store to carpool; Bring: Notebook, building plans, and ideas
SeminarFee: $30 Mem / $35 Non Mem * Max Group: 50


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January 10-16, 2011 Copyright 2011St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott More than 200 residents including Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis’ wife Cheryl and St. John business woman Cheryl Boynesinaugural ecumenical service on Wednesday, January 5. The crowd made its way to the Cruz Bay Battery after the Story and additional photos on Page 3. INSIDE: 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW – Part 2Fifth Edition of St. John Magazine Is Show Stopper Page 7Centerline Road Gets Center LinesPage 5 Island Sailors Take Sixth in 420 World ChampionshipsPage 6 DeJongh/Francis Inauguration Festivities Draw Huge Crowd

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2 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As December 2010 drew to a close, rain data collectors on St. John recorded less than an inch of precipitation, but still tabulated record-setting amounts for the year. Despite the meager 0.75 inches of rain in December, Rafe Boulon collected a total of 75.36 inches of rain in 2010 at his North Shore home. That amount is more than 30 inches above average and the most Boulon has seen since he started collecting rain data more than 20 years ago. While it is uncertain if the 75.36 inches of rain recorded by Boulon is the wettest the island has ever seen, it is certainly the wettest year in recent memory and puts Love City in interesting company. “It’s the most that I’ve ever recorded,” said Boulon. “It might be a new record for St. John, but we are not absolutely sure of that.” Had the amount surpassed 76 inches, it surely would have been record-breaking, explained Boulon. The average rainfall is 43.83 inches, according to Boulon’s data. A Coral Bay resident who also collects precipitation data did record more than 76 inches, which Boulon is certain breaks the alltime St. John rainfall record, he added. “We might be missing some years’ data on the North Shore, but we likely set a new record,” said Boulon. “Mr. Samuels broke 76 inches in Coral Bay and that is a record.” Going by Boulon’s data, the 75.36 inches of rain, puts St. John ahead of cities like Seattle, which many people think of as a wet city. In fact Seattle only sees about 32 inches of rain a year, less than half of what fell on St. John in 2010. And Seattle is not the wettest United States city by far, ranking 44th out of major metropolis ar eas. The wettest major city in the United States is actually Memphis, Tennessee, which records an aver age of 54.7 inches of rain yearly, according to currentresults.com. test major US cities are Jacksonville, Florida with 52.3 inches, Atlanta, Georgia with 50.2 inches, New York, New York, with 49.7 and Nashville, Tennessee with 48.1 inches of annual rainfall, according to currentresults.com. As far as the wettest places in the US, Love City’s 75.36 inches does not even come close to the 460 inches Mt. Waialeale on Kauai, Hawaii, gets each year, according to currentresults.com. Weather stations in Hawaii and Alaska record the highest amount of rainfall yearly collecting an average of 126.3 inches and 160.4 inches respectively each year, according to the currentresults website. Most of the rain fell on St. John in spring, early summer and then again in the fall. October’s 17.98 inches was the most for the year, with July seeing the second-highest rainfall with 12.64 inches. But May wasn’t exactly dry with 10.64 inches, matched by November’s 10.08. EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Sis Frank, Chuck Pishko, Malik Stevens, Adam Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine, Andrew Rutnik SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $70.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2010/2011All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 The St. John Historical Society will host its January meeting on Tuesday, January 11, at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall beginning at 7 p.m. The evening’s presentation will focus on the Civilian Conservation Corps, both in the Virgin Islands and in the U.S. U.S. National Archive, entitled “Where the Winds Blow” which was produced by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Emer CCC in the Virgin Islands. Society board member Bruce Schoonover also acquired a 1938 report from the National Archive documenting the CCC’s work in the V.I. and highlighting the recently-opened camp in Calabash at this program — which was initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt shortly after his inauguration and at the height of the Great Depression. As usual, there will be a short business meeting preceding this presentation. Bring a friend or neighbor and enjoy this look back. Historical Society To Present Vintage Civilian Conservation Corps Film Flamingoes Are Coming to Audubon Society Meeting on January 18The public is invited to join Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library on Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. at the library for its annual meeting. The featured speaker is Brad Baldridge, of Baldridge College more information call 776-6359.CBCC Planning Discussion Series Will Continue on January 10The Coral Bay Community Council planning discussion series will continue with its third meeting on Monday, January 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Guy Benjamin School in room six. This month’s discussion will be two-fold. The group will focus on protection of environmentally sensitive areas: wetlands; ghuts; and coral reefs, including Local Area Action Strategies under the federal and DPNR coral reef protection and other programs. CBCC will also invite people to make recommendations about future DPNR priorities, activities, and focus, which the group will pass on to the administration. Everyone is welcome to participate. Sessions are being hosted on the second Monday of each month until June, supported in part by the CBCC EPA CARE grant. For more information call the Friends of Library Meeting Jan. 12land at the V.I. Audubon Society’s next meeting, on Tuesday, January 18, at the Gifft Hill School at 7 p.m. Moloney is a local author and researcher residing on St. Thomas Necker Island. She will be sharing her wonderful photos with the group. In conjunction with the topic, the Audubon Society is hosting snorkeling expedition and eat some lobster. Space is limited, due to housing, and deposits will be taken at the January 18 meeting.Dry December Doesn’t Offset Record Rainfall Total for 2010 on St. John 2010 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayJanuary Rainfall2.97 inchesFebruary Rainfall0.63 inchesMarch Rainfall2.35 inchesApril Rainfall1.99 inchesMay Rainfall10.64 inchesJune Rainfall7.48 inchesJuly Rainfall12.64 inchesAugust Rainfall4.29 inchesSeptember Rainfall3.56 inchesOctober Rainfall17.98 inchesNovember Rainfall10.08 inchesDecember Rainfall0.75 inchesAVERAGE YEAR TOTAL43.83 inches

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Young and old and dressed to the nines, residents of all ages packed St. Ursula’s Church in Cruz Bay on Wednesday afternoon, January 5, to witness the Post Inaugural Service for Governor John deJongh and Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis. Following deJongh’s inauguration on St. Thomas on Monday, January 3, and service on St. Croix on January 4, the governor, lt. gov. and cabinet members brought the party to St. John on Wednesday for an interdenominational service at St. Ursula’s followed by an open house soiree at the Cruz Bay Battery. While government house pared down this year’s inaugural happenings due to the still slacking economy, St. John was still festive as residents came out in droves to show their support for the gover nor’s reelection. With the road outside closed to inside St. Ursula’s where cabinet members, deJongh supporters and residents packed the pews for the ecumenical service. The congregation sang “God of Grace and God of Glory” as deJongh and First Lady Cecile and into the church. Following an invocation by the RT. Reverend E. Ambrose Gumbs, Ja’Leah Stephens read from scriptures, Zechariah chapter eight. Karen Stapleton then delivered the responsive reading, followed by Alice Krall who read from First Peter. A rousing rendition of “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Else,” by the congregation lead into Gumbs’ poignant inaugural message to the territory’s highest “We give thanks for the progress we’ve made over the past four years and express concern for the quality of life in this American Paradise,” said Gumbs. “We had 62 murders in the territory last year which says to me that something is wrong. Something is wrong in our community and we must come together to address it.” “The church must be part of the solution,” Gumbs said. “We must call a time of prayer and fasting.” Gumbs also offered a few good reminders to the governor and lt. gov. “Wise rulers must be careful from whom they take advice,” said the reverend. “To be the ruler of all, one must be the servant of all. Let this not be the last time we pray with this administration.” After Gumbs’ thoughtful words, Shatik Stephens entertained the church with her rendition of Yolanda Adams’ “Still I Rise,” which was followed by thunderous applause. All clergy, including Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Father Louis Kemayou, Lutheran Church Pastor Carlyle Sampson, Seventh Day Adventist Church Pastor Clinton Liburd and Judge Alan Smith of the Baha’i Faith, joined in blessing both deJongh and Francis and their wives. The congregation joined hands to sing the “Lord’s Prayer” before St. John Pentecostal Church Pastor Dennis Estridge offered a rousing benediction. Voices rose to sing “The Right Hand of God” as deJongh and Francis proceeded out of the church. The governor and lt. gov. stood outside St. Ursula’s Church to greet many of the residents who came out in support of the elected “This is a pivotal time for the Virgin Islands and I’m here to celebrate who we elected to lead us through these times,” said Dr. Iris Kern, who acted as one of the many hosts and hostesses at the church. “I’m here supporting our governor and lieutenant governor because I know they are going to do well,” said fellow hostess Edna O’Connor Freeman. Ina Lee was sure of deJongh’s continued success leading the ter ritory, she explained. “With me behind him, telling him what to do, of course he’ll do a great job,” said Lee. “It’s very important to come out and show support to the governor.” St. Ursula’s Church senior war den Alecia Wells helped during the service and also attended to show her support to the governor. “Whether you are here or there, it’s important for us all to work together and support our governor,” said Wells. St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce’s St. John Chapter the service to celebrate four more years of deJongh’s administration.“Wise rulers must be careful from whom they take advice,” said the reverend. “To be the ruler of all, one must be the servant of all. Let this not be the last time we pray with this administration.”– Rt. Reverend E. Ambrose Gumbs St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 3 Thursday, Jan. 13th INDEX Community Calendar ...........24 Crossword Puzzle ...............24 Ferry Schedules .................22 Letters ...........................16-17 Obituary ..............................16 Police Log ...........................21 Real Estate ....................25-27 Year In Review ....starts on 10St. John Comes Alive for deJongh’s Post Inaugural ServiceGovernor John deJongh, above with wife Cecile, celebrated his re-election on ecumenical service at St. Francis, above right with wife Cheryl, and at right with Wade, enjoyed the afternoon blessed by St. John religious leaders, at far right. “I’m here to celebrate the man you show your face, you’re really showing your support — especially if you drive all the way from Coral Bay to be here.” The dignitaries and the crowd made their way down to the Cruz Bay Battery to greet deJongh and Francis and toast to the adminis

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Lisa Menna has a few tricks up her sleeve and a profound amount of love in her heart. The professional magician reCause to Wonder, which is dedicated to reducing human suffer ing and promoting social justice through creative and collaborative cross-cultural public performances. Menna is bringing her unique way to change the world to St. John public schools this week with an anti-violence message. Menna, whose parents own a home on the East End, ran into Love City resident Mary Vargo, who helped paperwork and planted the seed for this week’s program. “I happened to meet Mary and I hired her to help me put together Menna. “She is the one who said we should do a program on St. John about violence. That is really how this whole thing started.” After successfully navigating the administrative process, Menna will be presenting her show at Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School and Julius E. Sprauve School this week. While her show is sure to put smiles on students’ faces, Menna has a very serious surprise in store, which won’t be revealed here — contains a strong anti-gang message. Make no mistake, Menna explained, Cause to Wonder will make a difference. “My goal is to affect radical change,” she said. “Some cultures have traditions that cause human suffering. If I make a quarter disappear and it’s magic, I can get people to think that they’ll have better luck if they stop beating their wives.” “A tiny little seed of a new idea can be planted by someone who people think has just a little bit of a different power,” Menna said. The magician will perform at JESS on Tuesday, January 11, at 1:45 p.m. For more information about Cause to Wonder, check out www.causetowonder.org.4 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 Professional Magician Will Entertain and Educate Students on Social Justice St. John TradewindsMenna, above, will have a serious message with her entertaining show.By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As Coral Bay Community to stem the tide of storm water runoff, the group’s next project is aimed at reducing the sedipending Coastal Zone Management application to Department of Planning and Natural Resources for construction of a sediment detention basin at 6-4 Estate Carolina, explained CBCC president Sharon Coldren. The proposed basin will be loparcel of public land in Coral Bay which is traversed by the main ghut in the area, according to Coldren. “A part of that land is where keep walking up there, the main ghut is actually located on that property,” Coldren said. The basin, which will take up less than a half-acre of land, will collect sediment and rocks, taking them out of the runoff stream and making what eventually empties into Coral Bay harbor considerably cleaner, Coldren explained. “The water will not stand there, but the basin will collect the sediment and rocks, and the cleaner,” she said. “There is a natural sediment detention basin there, which we’ll be emptying out and will re-establish. With regular maintenance, it will be an effective sediment detention basin.” Coldren expected DPNR ofpublic hearing on CBCC’s appli cation soon. “We have no reason to think this will be delayed,” she said.CBCC Applies to DPNR To Maintain Sediment Detention Basin in Coral Bay“The water will not stand there, but the basin will collect the sediment and rocks, cleaner. There is a natural sediment deten tion basin there, which we’ll be emptying out and will re-establish. With regular main tenance, it will be an effective sediment detention basin.”– Coral Bay Comunity Council

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 5 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Despite a $1 million setback three-story Sub Base facility, Department of Public Works saw Centerline Road get center stripes last week. do half of the striping itself and contract out the other half, according to the Darryl Smalls, DPW Commissioner. DPW’s striping equipment — as well two St. John vehicles at the facility for repair among other damage — prompting the department to switch gears, explained Smalls. “We had procured the materials and had planned to utilize the contractor to augment what we had planned to do,” said Smalls. “As a plans and the contractor had to take on more responsibility.” The contractor, whose name was not immediately available last week between Governor John deJongh Inaugural festivities, Crucian Christmas Festival and Three King’s Day, started striping Centerline Road from Coral Bay on Monday, January 3, and got as far as the Coral Bay overlook. Work continued on Tuesday and the crew wrapped up work just the Cruz Bay side of Reef Bay. By Wednesday evening, the center striping on Centerline Road stretched to just outside of Cruz Bay in Estate Grunwald. By Thursday afternoon, the double yellow line stretched all the way into Cruz Bay. Centerline Road Gets Center Line St. John Tradewinds Bay and stretching all the way to the Cruz Bay roundabout, making two distinct lanes on the busy thoroughfare.

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St. John Tradewinds Two Virgin Islands sailors hit the seas to represent the territory in the International 420 Class World Championships which wrapped up on Wednesday, January 5, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fifteen-year-old Agustina Barbuto of St. John and 16-year-old Nikki Barnes of St. Thomas did the Vir contested ladies championships. 420 Championships were hosted in South America which battered the sailors through 12 races. The championship drew 96 boats and 192 sailors from A. Vose and M. Brickwood of Great Britain took the ladies’ championship while P. Volker and A. Cunill Martinez of Argentina won the overall champi www.420worlds2011.org.ar. 6 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 Experienced . Personalized . Professional . ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: info@seaviewhomes.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 St. John Tradewinds V.I. Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count chairperson Laurel Brannick conducted one of the most successful counts of the decade. There were a total of 42 counters and Brannick had the results within three days —a real record! CJ and Ed Wilson compiled the results, and found that 2,142 birds were counted with 62 species. Of interest was a Puerto Rican Flycatcher spotted, and at Francis Bay Pond, there are rare Ruddy Ducks and Least Grebes. Rob Norton, a retired Wildlife Biologist for the VI government even came to assist the group with the count. His efforts were much appreciated, as are all who counted (he just came the farthest from Florida). When Brannick was asked, “Why Christmas,” she said that the Audubon Bird Count has been conducted for the last 100 years. The reason that it is hosted in December is that people would go out and hunt their birds for Christmas dinner. Conservation efforts helped change the practice from shooting birds with guns to shooting birds with cameras and counting them instead. The St. John count is included with the National Audubon Society results which are available online at www.audubon.org.Audubon Christmas Bird Count Tallies 62 SpeciesNikki Barnes and Agustina Barbu Represent VI at International 420 W orld Championship Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s Paradise Nikki Barnes and Agustina Barbuto battle the wind in Argentina during the International

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 7 History, Fashion and Photography MaLinda Media Launches Another Stunning Issue of St. John MagazineBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds From Steve Simonsen’s striking cover image of a scuba diver peer ing from behind a vibrant coral reef, the newest issue of St. John Magazine is again a show stopper. oversized, glossy, luxury maga zine published by MaLinda Nelson of MaLinda Media, who also publishes St. John Tradewinds newspaper. While the magazine is chock full of stunning photographs showcasing the island’s beautiful scenery and amazing underwater life — which have become the hallmark of the annual publication — it is the contributions from professional writers inside the thickstock covers which makes St. John Magazine so special. “The current issue of the St. John Magazine carries on the best examination of St. John culture and history that is so important to our distinction and survival,” said Love City history buff Chuck Pishko. “We have to continue to build our knowledge base of our most recent history.” Local history jumps off the page in articles like “Traveling Backtime with Kendel Anthony,” by Carol Beckowitz, in which the life-long East End resident talks about a time in the not too distant past, when things were much different on St. John. The past comes alive in late Ruth “Sis” Frank’s last piece for St. John Magazine, “The Duke of Gallows Point” in which she remembers the inimitable Richard “Duke” Ellington who bought and built Gallows Point in the early 1950s. Frank’s story is not a secondor third-hand account of Ellington’s time, but culled straight from the memories of her astounding experiences on St. John. History and breathtaking photography combine in the issue’s featured house story, “Back to Basics: At the End of the Road is Newfound Cottage, East End.” Written by Amy Roberts, the piece relates the unique history of Newfound Cottage while Tristan Ewald’s photographs showcase the quaint beach house’s present serenity. basket making is told in “St. John Baskets” by Nancy Edwards, who moved to St. John in 1958 and took classes from the renowned basket weaver Herman Prince. accounts of St. John in the 1960s in “Childhood Memories and Lessons to Learn,” which is highlighted with Penn’s personal photographs. Going back a little further than Penn’s memory stretches is Andrea Milam’s “Digging Up Discoveries at Cinnamon Bay,” about the Classic Taino people, island residents around 1000 A.D. “The recollections of senior citizens of their parents and grandparents is necessary for our full understanding,” said Pishko. “Sometimes we need to balance this with what’s happened in the distant past that is covered in the archeology article. There always has been a disconnect between our pre-Colombian and colonial history and our history after Emancipation.” Continued on Page 22 WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM

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8 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 Twenty-Five Brave Swimmers Take Part in First Annual St. John Polar Plunge By Cheryl Geller St. John Tradewinds With about 25 plungers, several from as far north as Ontario, CanPlunge took place at Salt Pond on January 1, 2011. St. John Polar Plunge organizers were thrilled with the turnout. Vegas bookmakers made out like bandits when snowfall at the event was right on target with the forecasted percent chance.” Air temperature at the plunge was a crisp 78.8F. Many came prepared wearing wetsuits, mittens, hats and scarves. St. John resident Ann McCrave described the 80F water as “cooooold.” Fellow Love City resident Heather Brewster nodded in agreement. “It was pretty damn cold,” said Brewster. Montauk resident and St. John regular Ron Nielsen described his plunge as “frigid.” Ron’s wife, Sally Nielsen plunged, but was disappointed that she wouldn’t be able to compare her 80 plunge to her friends’ 36 plunges back home. Sally Nielsen explained that the Polar Plunge in Montauk was canceled, as she put it, “due to too much damn snow.” Shelley McLennan, whose family divides their time between homes in Coral Bay and Ontario, said “we can’t wait to do it again next year!” “My 11-year-old daughter Kailey thought it was a blast,” said McLennan. Local plunger Jyl, compared her Salt Pond plunge to a to a plunge she did in Michigan. “In Michigan, there was ice in the water and I screamed the whole time,” she said. “Today I screamed for a second, then it was wonderful.” Many, like St. John resident Joyce Hrebek, made it waist deep before the biting water temperature drove them, nearly hypother mic, back to the beach. There were contradictory accounts as to whether the water felt cold or not, but every plunger conof frozen water, ice, in the free Bloody Mary’s they enjoyed after the plunge at The Tourist Trap. St. John Polar Plunge founder Jeff McCrave is already planning next year’s plunge. “We are going to continue to grow this event with more plungers every year,” said McCrave. “Next year we’ll have t-shirts and we’ll raise even more money for charity.” McCrave, who is also the master brewer of Love City’s own “Drunk Bay Brew” got the idea for the St. John Polar Plunge from the many polar plunges in New England he’s attended but not participated in. “Been to them, never been in them,” he said. “Too cold. Today was great.” Remember the St John Polar Plunge credo — it may “freeze” at 32 but ‘round these parts 79 is “freezing!” The St. John Polar Plunge 2011 raised over $200 for food for the Concordia Cat Feeding Station. Sun Power Loans for Solar Water HeatersNo money down Low Interest loan Up to $2,500 in rebateDon’t pay to heat Your Water; do it free, use the for a cleaner, greener Virgin Islands. V.I. T ennis Association Junior T ennis T ournament ResultsV.I. Tennis Association’s Junior Tennis Tournament was hosted November 5 through 7, in Cruz Bay. Some matches, however, were St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Ann McCrave On a chilly New Year’s Day at Salt Pond Bay, Love City’s own Polar Plunge swimmers, above, braved the elements.Girls 10 and under Winner Houston Harris (St. C) Finalist Jet’aime Steele (St. C) Boys 10 and under Winner Tomas Del Olmo (St. J) Finalist Andrew Gryce (St. C) Girls 12 and under Winner Gabriel Armstrong (St. C) Finalist Ngozi Jones (St. J) 3rd Place Sunnisha Stephenson(St. T) Boys 14 and under Winner Wilbur Williams (St. T) Finalist Luca Del Olmo (St. J) Consolation Winner Daniel Oualls (St. T) Consolation Finalist Darren Evans (St. T) Girls 16 and under Winner Cassandra Knot (St. T) Boys 16 and under Winner Wilbur Williams (St. T) Finalist Nkosi Jones (St. J) 3rd Place Luca Del Olmo (St. J) 4th Place Daniel Kenses (St. C) Boys 18 and under Winner-Nkosi Jones (St. J) Finalist-William Bailey (St. T) 3rd Place-Daniel Kenses (St. C) Thank you to Ronnie and Janice Jones and family, Alfredo and Veronica del Olmo and fam ily, the late Ruth “Sis” Frank and the Wyndham Sugar Bay Tennis Courts courtesy of George Newton.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The V.I. Water and Power Authority has not received one penny of the $16,800 Dan Boyd would have owed had he been using grid electricity over the past eight years. Instead Boyd and the other few residents of Lovango Cay — which sits just off Love City and is considered a part of Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John — have relied on solar and wind generated power for all of their electrical needs. Boyd discussed his $10,250 solar and wind generated power system with about 30 residents at a Wednesday evening, January 5, Island Green BuildMarketplace. While Boyd has called Lovango home for the past 12 years, his current system was installed eight years ago, and he’s been tweaking and improving it ever projector, Boyd shared useful knowledge, in layman’s terms, which he’s gained from drawing all the power he and his wife consume simply from the sun and the wind on Lovango Cay. While motivated by necessity — WAPA doesn’t supply or offer electricity to Lovango — Boyd is also driven to keep his environmental footprint light for personal reasons, like his granddaughter. “I believe in sustainable power because we have to start looking out for future generations,” Boyd said. The backbone of Boyd’s system is composed of eight 200 watt solar panels which are mounted at an 18-degree angle and face south to take full advantage of the tropical rays. With solar panels it’s important to use stainless steel bolts and keep wires protected, Boyd explained. “We really are in a salt water environment,” said Boyd. “You need water-tight conductors. It really does help out.” Boyd also showed the home of a Lovango neighbor, who didn’t move to the cay to give up his air conditioning or hot tub, which runs on 7000 watts of power. Boyd and his wife, however, approached their off-the-grid life differently. “I think if you want to live off the grid, you have to watch your energy consumption,” Boyd said. “We use only two to three kilowatts a day. That is with our refrigerator and everything.” watts of energy an hour, according to Boyd. A big part of the Boyds’ reduced energy consumption comes from their D/C fridge, solar hot water tank and a simple clothesline. “The dryer is actually one of the biggest consumptions of power,” he said. “When you want to live sustainably, you have to think about that.” Boyd also depends on his 400 watt Air X Marine wind generator, which he purchased for $600 and had rebuilt after three years for $250. As wind generators go, positioning the instrument in the best place on one’s property is important, Boyd explained. “If you want to put a wind generator on your propthe best place to position it,” he said. “I like using our wind generator at night when we’re not making any power from our solar panels. It keeps our batteries topped off.” The solar and wind generators are used to keep Boyd’s 16 six-volt golf cart batteries full, from which he draws all of his power needs. For battery banks, Boyd suggested keeping them covered and ventilat ed. “They build up hydrogen, so keeping the battery bank ventilated is important,” he said. “Also keep the battery bank covered and out of the elements. That really does make a difference.” To keep those batteries full on cloudy and windless days, Boyd also relies on a small standby generator. “We use the generator if our batteries get really low,” he said. “You really want to keep your batter ies up in the 90 percent charged range. If you keep them in the 90 percent range you can keep them for 10 years — three times longer than if you let them get down to 70 percent.” Boyd also discussed his three boats, used to comDaihatsu truck on Lovango which gets between 30 and 35 miles a gallon. Living on Lovango makes Boyd think of every single item he purchases. “If it doesn’t go up in smoke, everything you bring in, you have to take out,” he said. The single best way to make a difference in energy consumption is simply to know what one is using, Boyd added. “The biggest key to saving power is to know how much energy you are consuming,” he said. “That is just money out of your pocket. And at 39-cents a kilowatt, I believe solar is the answer.” As a supporting IGBA professional, Boyd is avail able through the group to answer questions about solar and wind power and more. For more information call Karen Vahling, IGBA’s development director, at 227-1110.St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 9 Boyd Shares Solar Secrets Gleaned from Living Off the Grid on Lovango ABSOLUTE BEST DEAL ON ST. JOHN! Breathtaking panoramic views of BVI, Hurricane Hole and Coral Bay from this high elevation, downhill-build parcel, in quiet, upscale neighborhood of Upper Carolina. Paved road access, great terms! e-mail Carl at cjnpc@optonline.net or call 516.459.6480. NOW OPENHighest quality pet collars, leads, treats, sporting wear and MUCH, MUCH more. 340.777.9588 www.stjohnimals.com 25th Annual GHS Auction Is March 12The 25th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be Saturday, March 12, at the Westin Resort and Villas. For more information velopment@mac.com. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottLovango Cay resident Dan Boyd, at shared some of his extensive knowledge of IGBA meeting crowd.

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10 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 Serving Breakfast & Dinner Outdoor Dining Overlooking Salt Pond BayCall Us for Seasonal Hours 340.693.5855 St. John, U.S. Virgin IslandsBreakfast Served: 8:00-10:00am Happy Hour: 5:00-6:00pm Dinner Served: 6:00-9:00pm crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Saltwater Gypsy Consignment Shop GENTLY USED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & MORE... Furniture, Kitchen Items, Art, Lamps, Snorkel Gear, ETC. Find Us @ The Lumberyard Monday Friday 10-5 & By Appt. after HoursCurrently Accepting Your Items for Resale.. This week, we especially need: ALL FURNITURE & Housewares For More Information Call Laurie 340-244-8888 May 17-23, 2010 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 For the Dogs: ACC Raises $25,000 at 10th Annual WagapaloozaCruz Bay went to the dogs last week. Dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes — and some decked out in elaborate cosMay 22, for the 10th Annual Wagapalooza. The whacky island dog show drew a crowd of about watch the pups face off in a number of categories. While each dog couldn’t take home a coveted blue ribbon, all island dogs won thanks to the $25,000 the event raised for the St. John Animal Care Center. Burks and Crew Aboard Whatever Win 11th Annual Commodore’s CupSt. John Police Get New Scooters and A TVs T o Help Fight Island CrimeFour brand new specialty vehicles were recently added help them better navigate the effectively combat crime. The four vehicles — two ATVs and two scooters — were unveiled during Leander Jurgen Command’s open house on Tuesday, May 11.Nathan Albert Willis was born on March 8, 2010, at 8:08 a.m. on St. Thomas. Nathan weighed in at 7 lbs. 14oz., 21 3/4 inches to proud parents Aaron and Lisa Willis. Paternal grandparents are Albert and Lonnie Willis. May 31-June 6, 2010 The crew of Whatever took Smoke-Free St. John To Become RealityAfter a mixture of long-awaited anticipation from anti-smoking advocates and fearful opposition from those who enjoy their current freerange on smoking, Governor John deJongh Jr. signed the Virgin Islands Smoke-Free Act into law on Monday, May 10. The law will drastically alter smoking habits throughout the territory since it bans smoking within and 20 feet from the entrances of fullyor partially-enclosed areas of public spaces andplaces of employment — affecting the plethora of outdoor-style bars and restaurants throughout the islands and gaining some diverse reviews from those who live here.Wildcats Win Men’s Flag Football League Championship Susan Buchanan, 47, Passes AwaySusan Buchanan, 47, passed away on March 17, 2010, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina after a courageous battle with cancer. game 28 to 16 against Prime Time on Friday night, May 14 at the Winston Wells Experts Say Gangs in Love City Are RealWith known gang signs sprawled across the territory’s neighborhoods and schools, it’s time for residents to wake up to the harsh reality of gangs in America’s Paradise, experts warned last week. Residents got a sobering look at the state of gangs throughout the territory — and right here on St. John — dur ing a V.I. AntiGang Committee conference on Wednesday night, May 26, at the Westin Resort and Villas. The conference drew more than 100 St. John residents including parents, teens and young children who heard from both national and local gang experts on the alarming and undeniable rise of gangs in the last few years. “I could go right now and show you gang writing on classroom doors right here on St. John at your middle school,” said LaVelle Campbell, school security manager and local gang expert. “A lot of you are in denial, but that does no one good. No one wants to believe what is going on.”

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 11 Javon Alfred Memorial Fun Day Brings Families Together 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 Nekwan Sprauve Remembered at Pan-O-RamaWinter Resident Robert Lefferts Passes Dies at Age 83Robert Lefferts, a 45-year winter visitor to St. John died on May 19, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was born in Paterson, NJ, May 12, 1927, the son of the late Morris and Eleanor Lefferts.Robert Davis Passes Away A memorial and celebra tion of a life welllived will be hosted in honor of Robert E. Davis, also known as Bob or “Papa”, who passed away on April 19 2010. June 7-13, 201015-Year-Old Takes Title; $20,000 Raised at 7th Annual Power Swim Sunday morning, May 30, just in time for the seventh annual Beach to Beach Power for the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, attracted nearly 180 swimmers from Early in the month of May, St. John was struck with the unexpected passing of 15-year-old Nekwan “Neko” Sprauve. Nekwan, who had always been in a life-long battle with sickle cell anemia, came down with a serious illness, which has been speculated to be Dengue Fever. the young man’s life was brought to an early end.New Basketball Court and Scholarship Fund in Memory of Nekwan SprauveMore than 100 residents, friends and family members converged on Winston Wells ball of Javon J. Alfred. Kids of all ages enjoyed each year since her seven-year-old son was killed in a car accident. “We have to take time for each other,” said Alfred. of the audience last year with his animatedCity Pan Dragon’s Chirstmas Concert at the Westin Resort. Proud parents Clare and Doug Weaver welcomed their son, Audie Benjamin Weaver, into the world on March 16. Audie was born at 12:20 a.m. at Schneider Regional Medical Center weighing eight pounds and 2.2 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches. waterfront on Saturday afternoon, June 5, kicking off this year’s St. John Festival. The Trend for Festival 2010” was a tribute to Pan Dragons member who died last month.

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12 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 (L to R) Jernings Abraham, Afrika Anthony, Monae Clark, Deneisha Davis, Tristan Ewald, salutatorian Isaac Lalich, Shaiman Lalich, Jane Miller, Autumn Orlandini and valedictorian Michael Vargo.GHS Class of 2010 Graduates; Michael Vargo Is Valedictorian June 14-20, 2010 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2VINP Boundaries Redrawn To Include Nanny PointMaps depicting the V.I. National Park will have to be updated. Maho Bay Campground and transferred a highly visible 2.2-acre parcel of land, valued at $2.2 million, on the southeastern shore of St. John to the V.I. National Park on Thursday, June 10. deed at the Bureau of Records on St. Thomas on June 10, a small gathering was hosted at Nanny Point later in the afternoon. June 21-27, 2010 toured St. John over three days last week Islands. Members of the International Milagros Flores.Island Business Woman Edith L. Bornn, 87, Passes AwayThe family of Edith L. Bornn, 87, announces her passing on Friday, June 4 at Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Mrs. Bornn’s strong voice had been silenced in recent years as she battled Alzheimer’s, but her legacy in the territory remains vibrant.GBS Promotes 10 Students DeQuan Cline, Andrew Penn Jr., Kahleed Thomas, Okyeame Brown, MeShaun Wilkinson, Amber Smith, Kelvin Small Jr. Evans Wallace and Loran Jackson.JESS Promotes 12 Polished Diamonds In Annual Promotional Exercise 2011 EDITION ON NEWSSTANDS!ICOFORT Group Tours St. John Ruins and Forts

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 13 ATTENTION ST. JOHN HOMEOWNERSHIRING PROFESSIONALS TO MAINT AIN YOUR HOME ISNOT AN EXTRAVAGANCEI T ISSMART BUSINESS SENSE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS AT Cimmaron Property ManagementS t. John’s Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / www.cimmaronstjohn.com / info@cimmaronstjohn.com P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex – Cruz Bay 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 Four Female St. John Students Armed with Barbecue Fork and Knife ArrestedPolice on St. John arrested four 18-year-old female students who attend the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas. Arrested were St. John residents Shanayra Chichester, Rochelle Moses, Sephora Ferrol and Whitney Bess. The girls were charged with Carrying or Using a Dangerous Weapon; Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor; Trespassing; Disturbance of the Peace and Third Degree Assault. Food Fair: Native Dishes Attracts Throngs of Locals and VisitorsThrongs of visitors line up for local dishes like dove pork, conch in butter sauce, shrimp and rice and kallaloo, above. Joyce Spruave serves up a hearty plate of food for a customer.General II Collides with 25-foot Boat W ith Passengers in Vessup BayCommuters riding a barge to St. John early Monday morning, June 21, started their week off with a bang. The 87-foot car barge General II and a 25-foot Hook dock on General II’s way to St. John just after 7 a.m. on June 21, according to U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Ricardo Castrodad. July 5-11, 2010Enjoy Our Music and Cultural Trend for Festival 2010Streaming Live from LameshurDenver teens install underwater camera at VIERS dockShant Monsanto-Weeks Crowned St. John’s 50th Festival Queen Selwyn Powell Recognized as for Decades of Commitment to St. John FestivalMighty Groover Pulling Double Duty at 2010 Festival Parade — As Marshal and Solo EntryChester “Mighty Groover” Brady will lead this year’s St. John Festival as parade marshal, but don’t expect that to stop him from wowing the crowd with one of his always unique costumes. Brady, who was selected by the St. John Festival Committee in recognition of his decades of participation in the Festival parade, will complete the parade circuit as marshal and then start the route over again decked out in costume, whose theme he is keeping under wraps. June 28-July 4 Powellville and St. John Children’s Village attracted throngs of revelers eager to eat, drink, listen to music St. John Festival 2010.Thanks to a group of Colorado high school students, people anywhere in the world can get an up-close, high with just a few clicks of their mouse. Live streaming from underneath the waves at Lameshur Bay went live on Tuesday, June 22, becoming the third live webcam installed by a group of 10 marine biology club students from Kent Denver School, a private high school in Colorado’s capital city.

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14 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 July 5-11, 2010 continued 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 The St. John ambulance boat Star of Life, which has replacement it so desperately needs. Governor John deJongh announced last week that St. Croix company Gold Coast Yachts has been contracted to build a new ambulance boat. Record-breaking Rainfall Sends Guts Overowing, Rocks SlidingNew GHS Head of School Looking Forward To Fostering RelationshipsGifft Hill School’s new head of school Judy Chamberlain has been on island for little more than a week, and already she’s meeting with residents, exploring ways the private school can reach out to the community. Chamberlain, a New Jersey native, was selected to replace former GHS head Ben Biddle, who left the school in December 2009, and brings with her decades of experience. She earned a BA in Latin from George Washington University and a masters in Latin from Catholic University.Cruz Bay Waterfront: Plans DiscussedMore than 100 residents packed the ballroom at the Westin Resort on Monday night, July 19, to hear a litany how to transform the Cruz Bay waterfront. Hosted by Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, St. John Administrator Leona Smith and the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/ St. John Chamber of Commerce, the meeting centered around various ideas for the improvement and development of the Cruz Bay waterfront from the Loredon Boynes Sr. Ferry Dock to the Cruz Bay Creek area. July 19-25, 2010DPNR Set To Tackle Territory’s Feral Chicken, Rooster DilemmaDestini Garcia Crowned St. John Festival PrincessSnorkeling, Hiking and S’Mores — VIERS Eco-Camps Offer Fun EducationArianna Poston gets an upclose look at an urchin during Camps at VIERS.Parking Coming to Enighed; Proposals Due in August July 26-August 8, 2010St. John Festival Wraps Up with High-Energy ParadeUS States and Territories Granted Year-long Extension To Comply with Federal Sex Offender RegulationsThe U.S. Virgin Islands now has another year to come into compliance with the Sex Offender Registration granted by the federal government to all U.S. states and for extensions to the July 2010 deadline, prompting the federal government to push back the deadline by one year. Any state or territory who does not comply with SORNA, passed in 2006 calling for “substantial compliance” with federal law, could stand to lose 10 to 15 percent of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds. The Virgin Islands Department of Justice — just one of the many players in the process of rewriting the territory’s sex offender laws — is optimistic that the V.I. will comply with SORNA by the new July 2011 deadline. Pond, above.Carryn Powell, 52, Passes AwayServices were Saturday, July 3, for Carryn Anita Powell, 52, who died on June 23, at Schneider Regional Medical Center. St. Croix Company Selected T o Build New Ambulance Boat — Star of Life in Dry Dock July 12-18, 2010 STT Contractor and Developer St. Thomas developer and contractor Charles William Virgin Islands died peacefully Monday, June 28, at home after a brief illness. Petrina Richards Dies Richards died sometime on Wednesday evening, June 30. Visitor John Cox, 51, DiesJohn J. Cox, 51, of Brick, New Jersey, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, June 20, 2010. In response to the numerous complaints by residents sance created by feral chickens inundating the community, Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Bob Mathes, announced last week the administra tion’s control and eradication strategy. “This effort will truly require not only a comprehensive multiagency response but also a genuine public/private partnership throughout the territory in order to be a success,” Mathes said. The control and eradication strategy will address not only feral chickens but all of the territory’s stray animals, including dogs, cats and horses, Mathes added.

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 15 St. John School of the Arts. 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 W edding: Stull-DupliseaCatherine Stull and Derek Duplisea tied the knot — and braved a sudden downpour — in front of about 150 family members and friends on Saturday, July 17, during a ceremony on Cinnamon Bay beach. Oil Slick from Flipped Dump Truck Closes Section of North Shore Road for Four Days beach the second weekend in August and it had nothing to do with the weather. After a dump truck loaded with asits load, diesel and hydraulic oil on the steep hill, V.I. Namost four days. While the asphalt was headed to contractor Island Roads — the company which is re-paving the entire roadway through the VINP— road workers weren’t expecting the load to come barreling down the hillside.Budding Authors Show Off Skills Honed at 3-week Y oung W riters CampSome of the worst of St. John as a Category 3 storm, was the numerous boats thrown ashore beach, above. Downed were also seen across the island.Boat Damage, Power Lines and Trees Down: St. John Cleans Up from Hurricane EarlJahlil Ward Granted Third Trial for Cockayne MurderKamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston Face Sentencing on August 30More than three years after 21-year-old Jamie Cockayne was stabbed to death on a Cruz Bay street, V.I. Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar ordered a new trial for the man who has already been convicted of the murder by two separate juries. In an order handed down on July 23, Hollar granted Jahlil Ward, 22, of Estate Gifft Hill a new trial due to a prosecutorial error.This is the second time Hollar has granted Ward a new trial.V.I. National Park Welcomes New Chief Ranger Lloyd Morris National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration potentially devastating spread of the species. A new study looking at how to curb the rapid growth of reduce its population growth rate to zero, according to information from NOAA. But there is good news. The consumers. August 9-22, 2010Early Morning Fire Guts Hercules PatFriends, Family Grappling with Sandie Brown’s Death from Complications of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever StrainSandie Brown’s death last month shocked family members, friends, co-workers and the Love City community who reeled from the news of the loss of the outgoing and friendly woman. The 47-year-old St. John resident, who was the director of revenue management at Caneel Bay Resort where she worked for a decade, succumbed to complications from dengue fever on Friday, August 20, in a Florida hospital. August 23-September 5, 2010 Prioritized Roadway Issues from the St. John Roadway Committee early morning hours of August 25. Obituary: Susan E. ConnairSusan Eileen Connair, a sister, a mother, an aunt and a friend, lost her one-year battle with cancer on July 22 at 3:22 p.m. She will be missed by many. September 6-19, 2010 While St. John is famous for its stunning scenery, the island could soon be just as well known for plump juicy peppers, succulent eggplants and crispy cucumbers. Those are just a few of the short term crops planned for a new organic garden soon to blossom in the Coral Bay area. Lieutenant Governor Greg Francis joined Department Garden Community Project on Thursday morning, August 26, at the department’s Coral Bay station on King Hill Road.Donald W. Barshinger, 80, DiesDonald W. Barshinger, 80, died suddenly on August 1, 2010 at his home in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He is the father of V.I. Senator-At-Large Craig W. Barshinger. Tom Tyne, 63, Loses Fight with CancerTom Tyne, a resident of St. Thomas for 28 years, died peacefully at home on August 31 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 63.

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16 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 Crossword Answers — Puzzle on Page 24 Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsObituary: Ralph PowellDear Donors and Everyone Involved in the St. John Revolving Fund, I can’t thank you enough, in my time of need, for the second time. It will help me so much for my medical bills and to get the treatment that I need for my illness. I’m very fortunate to live in a community that really cares. May God be with you and have a healthy New Year. Peace and love, Nancy HayesThank You to the Revolving Fund tion on St. John, I had the misfortune of having an accident while hiking near Europa Bay, which required 12 stitches in my arm. I am, however, happy to report that the care that I received at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center by Dr. Elizabeth Barrot and Tonya (the travel and professional. I would like to acknowledge both of these women and all who work at Myrah Keating and thank them for making my short visit to the hospital so positive. This could have been the low point of my vacation, but instead it was actually pretty enjoyable. Thank you; we will be back to St. John! Regards, Ruth Lacey Great Care Given at MKSCHC Ralph Powell was laid to rest on December 28, 2010. We celebrat ed his life during his service with contributions from many musicians. Many thanks to my brotherin-law, Carl Powell, who arranged this, among many other things. Thank you to all the musicians for their contributions. A special thank you to all family members and friends who helped to make this funeral service a special event in honor of Ralph. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart, especially my St. John family, for all your support of his short, but severe, illness and passing on December 17, 2010. Ralph was very proud of his daughters and his grandson, who were by his side during his time in Florida. A special thank you to our daughter, Tanja, who took care of her daddy every day until I ar rived. Ralph will be in our memory forever. We had the opportunity at the end to be a family again, which gave him great comfort. I thank all family members from St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix and Tortola and abroad for their support and love. May you rest in peace Ralph and we will love you forever! — Ulrike Powell Congratulations and kudos to the Guy H. Benja min Elementary School’s “Mad Hot USVI” ballroom dancing champions! The competition on Saturday, December 11, at the Winston Wells Ball Field was well-organized and well-attended. The beautiful costumes and fantastic performances from all the teams made for a very exciting evening. This event showcased the very best of our children and our island! Huge Thank You’s go out to our teachers, staff, and Principal, Miss Wells, for their support in prepar ing for the competition. And, of course, it couldn’t have been such a success without our amazing dance instructor, Gina Wellner, our sponsor, Moe Chabuz from Skinny Legs, “Emcee Extraordinaire” Pierre Dulaine, and all the organizers/directors! You Rock! We were very proud of our students, and they should be commended for their success. Their hard work and dedication really paid off, and they had fun too! Keep Dancing! Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School PTOCongratulations to GBS Ballroom Dancing Champs! Charlie Cover and his family would like to thank a host of noble folks who helped turn an awful accident into an unexpectedly memorable family holiday. Sincere thanks are due to: the Coral Bay Fire Department — especially Wendy and Eric — for their St. John Rescue, including Terry, Mark, Amy, Ron and Fitz, for engineering middle of the night transportation despite island-caliber challenges; Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center ambulance service and awesome medical professionals; the Star of Life and her crew; Roy Lester Schneider Hospital and the incredible ER staff there; Jim, Carol, Susie, and Eric for the ultimate recovery location; Erin and her wonderful family for their medical expertise; the Central Ambulance Service of St. Thomas (Homer and his daughters) for safe and comfortable transit over the hill and through the woods; the Coral Bay Community for being so supportive, sympathetic, and helpful in a crisis; and the entire island community for helping Wendy to become a paramedic. After a serious fall and lower back injury, Charlie is now relaxing like a newborn kitten. Thank you all so much, Charlie, Debbie, Sara, Abel, Mercedes and Max An Awful Accident Turns Into Memorable Family Holiday

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As we get older, bringing in the New Year provides a different taste to the mature pallet. We look back and all the people and places that and hours of our days. I’d like to share a few chapters of my life with you and hope they inspire each and every one of you to embrace your uniqueness. I grew up on St. John and went to Julius E. Sprauve School from 1978-1983. When I came to the islands with my grandparents I was one of the only white kids in school. I was categorized, stereotyped, and discriminated against, because of what other people saw on the outside, the color of my skin. I didn’t want to be seen as different; because I wanted to make friends and play the games they did and be a part of the “in-group,” but the truth was we really were all went to private schools in St. Thomas, because I think my socioeconomic status did not warrant me the opportunity nor the acceptance to be one of “them.” Eventually this shunning from one group helped me be accepted because I was like them, poor, in public school, and struggling to survive. Not only that, my physical characteristics were more like theirs too, for I was a “thick girl” not one of the Barbie Dolls girls of the private white schools. I graduated from Charlotte Amalia High school and moved back to Massachusetts and was once again thrust into a community that didn’t quite accept my eccentric background and the “thickness” that came with it. I was way too big to be adored by the white boys, so I didn’t date much, and I changed my Calypso I came from. Once again the biases associated with being a part of one particular group thrust me into the status hierarchies developed by my new surroundings and the feelings of low self-esteem associated with being different. My journey continued as I joined the United States Air Force and of course had to pick a nontraditional career as an aircraft mechanic, which was predominantly make things predictable? I think this was my way of defying many of the misconceptions about women’s abilities and perceived weaknesses in the battle of the sexes set by society. This was my collective protest against barriers and boundaries as they tried to inhibit my mobility in a man’s world. The inequalities that can accompany different jobs, traditionally held by a particular gender can be challenging and intimidating, but as a female I found that if you knew your job, did it to the best of your ability, and didn’t stutter or stammer when you made a request, a comment, or demand then people learned to respect you and the position you held. This outlook carried me through Desert Storm, Operation Deny Flight, and many other military campaigns, working side by side with men and women of different ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, and capabilities for a common goal. My Godfather, Carl Penn, is a black man, who grew up poor and dropped out of school in the sixth grade as back in those days work was more important than an education. As this person worked and learned new skills from the various jobs held, he took the initiative to utilize those skills and attributes to start a construction business of his own and hand it down to his sons. People are what make history and this man’s hard work and motivation in his process of “active selfmaking” has been the difference between success and failure in his bit of history. The special skills, attributes,and personalities within us can inundate us with challenges, but it is the perseverance of character and resilience of the soul that provide the motivation to overcome these obstacles labeled “inequalities.” We are all born into a certain socioeconomic status, a certain gender, ethnicity and race, but that we are or who we are going to be within our future social status. We, the common man, have the power to change our destinies and not rely on fate, and a positive attitude can carry us much farther in times of adversity than that of the “victim stance.” Heather Rogers St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 17 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY , JANUARY 13 can be a good thing. First, it can provide a source of revenue for our While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration continues to promote their Catch and Eat program and with Reef now unable to carry the Ciguatera Toxin, but that has now changed. Scientists and researchers from University of the Virgin Islands on St. territory. Tyler Smith and his students at UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies have spent the last year collecting samples of them to the project’s investigators for analysis. Alison Robertson, a bio-analytical chemist with the Food and Drug dents have been collecting. Ciguatera Toxin. According to NOAA, no conclusive study has ever the USVI with warmer waters, many people suggest not eating them until more conclusive studies have been done. continues to the south and to warmer waters, it is expected to see more One thing is for sure, no one wants to get Ciguatera Poisoning. Ciguatera affects multiple organ systems and has impressive gastrointestinal, neurologic, cardiovascular, dermatological, genitourinary, and emotional components. This is not something anyone would want to experience. I know that several people, restaurant owners, would like to try Please pass this information on to anyone you may know who may be thinking about cooking and eating them or any restaurants owners you may know who are toying with the idea of cooking and serving Karl Pytlick St. John Coordinator The CORE FoundationNew Perspectives for 2011 Letters To St. John Tradewinds and Ciguatera

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18 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 V.I. National Park Rangers and technicians from The body of a sailor, who had taken refuge in the board his vessel. 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 Birth Announcement: Danielle ServiceJen, Ben and big brother Nicholas announce the birth of their daughter and baby sister Danielle Vincenza Service. Danielle was born Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas weighing seven pounds and 10 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long. Wharton Smith Wins Bid To Construct 151 Parking Spaces at Enighed Pond and bids over the agency’s budget, the V.I. Port Authority governing board voted in late September to approve construction of a temporary parking lot at Enighed Pond. Wharton Smith won the contract, valued at $988,450, to build a 151-space gravel parking lot on the perimeter of the While it remained unclear when the project would get about three months, according to VIPA.DeJongh/Francis W in Primary for Democrats; Craig Barshinger of St. John Is Senator at Large Candidate Carolina. VIPA Board Votes Down Installation of Turnstiles at Ferry TerminalDengue Outbreak Alert Issued In STT/STJ DistrictA Dengue Fever outbreak warning has been issued for the St. Thomas/St. John district. Residents are urged to seek immediate care if they fall ill, according to Department of Health Commissioner Julia Sheen. “If you don’t seek immediate medical care, Dengue Fever can lead to death,” Sheen said.Omnibus Bill Pushes Coral Bay Park Closer to RealityFriends Get Started on Cinnamon Bay Accessible Trail Project – Volunteers NeededVisitors and residents with mobility issues will soon be able to get an up-close look at the Cinnamon Bay estate ruins thanks to an exciting project funded by Friends of V.I. National Park. September 20-October 3, 2010After 10 Years at The Marketplace, Bakery Moving To Old Ronnie’s LocationJohn Achzet Dies at Age 83John Achzet, of Penn Yan, New York, and St. John, USVI, died peacefully on September 19, 2010, at age 83. The world was a better place as a result of John’s humor and friendship. she worked for a decade, succumbed to complications from dengue fever on Friday, August 20, in a Florida hospital. October 4-10, 2010 Man’s Body Recovered from Vessel in Hurricane Hole wiches, homemade bagels and freshly baked cook the Sun is moving to new digs next month. 10 years, will move to the old Ronnie’s Bakery loca November 1, it will be in a new location and under Ezekiel Wiltshire, 67, PassesServices were Saturday, September 18, for Ezekiel Wiltshire, also known as “Zeke,” 67, who died September 1, at Schneider Hospital. October 11-17, 2010Tropical Storm Otto Dumps More Than 15 Inches of Rain — Mud Slides, Power Outages and Road DamageMorgan Locke Wins Annual Love City Triathlon; Adam Thill Takes AquathonTriathletes enjoyed beautiful weather and brand new pave ment on North Shore Road as the St. John Landsharks hosted the 12th annual Love City Triathlon and Aquathon on Sunday morning, September 26. Brian David Ben-AviJoin us in welcoming Brian David Ben-Avi into the world. Brian was born on June 13 to parents Avi Ben-Avi and Carolyn Roust. He weighed six pounds, nine ounces and measured 19 inches. More boats were washed ashore at Chocolate Hole, above, where several boats remained moored on land in the wake of Hurricane Earl in early September.

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 19 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 Police LogSunday, January 2 5:54 p.m. Virgin Grand Estates residents r/ suspicious activity at their home. Suspicious activity. 8:33 p.m. A Massachusetts resident p/r that he lost his drivers’ license. Lost drivers’ license. Monday, January 3 11:57 a.m. A Calabash Boom resident c/r that her neighbor is throwing things on her balcony. Disturbance of the peace. T uesday, January 4 7:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that he was threatened by one of his employees. Disturbance of the peace, threats. No time given A St. Thomas resident p/r that she is being harassed. 3:33 p.m. A Virginia resident p/r that her rental vehicle was hit while parked at The Marketplace. Auto accident. 6:21 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that his safari bus was removed from Estate Enighed without his permission. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 7:34 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that he was threatened by another male with an object that resembled a knife. Assault in the third. W ednesday, January 5 2:10 p.m. A citizen p/r that two males broke into his business. Burglary in the second. No time given A citizen c/r a swimmer in distress at Trunk Bay. He was O.K. Police assistance. Thursday, January 6 9:33 a.m. A citizen c/r an accident in the area of Coral Bay. Auto accident. 2:29 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was told he was banned from a Cruz Bay bar. Police assistance. 7:46 p.m. A citizen p/r that a male pulled a gun on a female in Coral Bay. Assault in the third. Friday, January 7 9:50 a.m. A citizen p/r that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. 10:06 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance. Landlord and tenant dispute. 10:57 a.m. A citizen c/r a male being chased by another male with a machete. Assault in the third.St. John Tradewinds News Photo FileDinghy docks in Cruz Bay, above, are slated for St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the community’s help to solve metal theft crimes throughout the territory. If anyone knows something, they should say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. Over the past several weeks, the territory has experienced several incidents involving metal theft, possibly for sale in the scrap market. On St. Croix, graves at the Kingshill Cemetery have been desecrated by having brass grave markers pried off and stolen, including from the grave duty. In Frederiksted, two males were caught and arrested after taking heavy copper wiring from a residence. In other cases, wiring has been taken from communications facilities, which could negatively affect anyone throughout the community. Please tell Crime Stoppers about the theft of copper, brass, aluminum, or other metals, including who may be selling or buying stolen metals, and help put these thieves behind bars, where they belong. Community members can submit tips on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI. org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Technology makes it virtually impossible for anyone to trace a tip. To learn how it works, visit www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org . Since January 2009, Crime Stoppers has received 932 anonymous tips from the community, allowing law enforcement to make 101 arrests and recover 67 illegal weapons. Crime Stoppers has also approved $81,167 of rewards, and have paid $34,385 of rewards.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on Recent Crimes length “The Adventures of Fiyah Dog” on Friday, January 14, at the Seven Minus Seven art collective space on St. Thomas at 7 p.m. The huge warehouse space is located in Sub Base near Nisky screening is free and beverages will be available for purchase. A question and answer discussion with cast members will be hosted following the screening. For more information, or to arrange transportation to the St. Thomas “Adventures of Fiyah Dog” screening, email Garza at “Adventures of Fiyah Dog” Film Screening Set for January 14The V.I. Audubon Society will host its annual plant sale on March 5 at Cruz Bay’s Frank Powell Park. Mary Moroney and Dave Spoth are chairing the Plant Sale this year. One gallon pots are needed, and can be dropped off at Elaine Estern’s studio. The group is trying to propagate more native and non-invasive plants to sell this year. With that in mind, anyone who has Bay Rhum trees, any edible fruit or vegetables potted, are asked to donate these to the sale. Spoth will also be propagating some vegetables and ornamentals for the sale and orchids will be ordered.Cruz Bay Dinghy Dock Repairs Forthcoming, According To VIPAResidents of St. John can soon expect to see repairs completed at the damaged dinghy berthing dock in Cruz Bay, according to V.I. Port Authority Executive Director Kenn Hobson. VIPA’s engineering department is currently soliciting a contrac tor to repair the dock that was damaged during several storms dur ing the 2010 hurricane season, Hobsen explained. A contractor should be selected within the next 30 to 45 days and repairs will begin shortly after when VIPA issues a Notice to Proceed, according to VIPA’s executive director. Hobsen understands that the St. John boating community has been frustrated with the current conditions of the dinghy dock and asks for their continued patience as VIPA works expeditiously to make the necessary repairs, he added.Audubon Society Annual Plant Sale Set for March 5 in Frank Powell Park

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20 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 October 11-17, 2010 continued 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 Ruby Taylor-Cioppa shows off her skills on the jump rope during the second annual Just Play Day on Monday, October 11. About 200 children packed the Winston Wells Sport For Social Change. Woody’s owner Todd Beaty with staff during their Additional landslides seem likely for island hillsidesWhile residents across St. John continued to recover last week from the devastating rains which inundated the island during Tropical 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 Centerline Road and even more are possible.First Owners Move Into Calabash Boom Affordable Townhouses October 25-31, 2010Woody’s Fundraiser Nets More Than $23,000 for Fight Against Breast CancerFriends gathered at Fred’s in Cruz Bay to celebrate eminent retired educator Guy Benjamin’s 97th birthday last week.Island Elder Guy Benjamin Celebrates 97th BirthdayIsland Children Find Tricks and Treats at Mongoose JunctionLaude Is New Storm Water EngineerUpper Carolina Landslides Impact Centerline Road Below Just Play DayFourth Annual “No Fleas, Please” Event Rakes in Most Funds Yet for St. John ACC moved into affordable townhomes at Calabash Boom last week. About 30 people gathered in the shade on the Calabash Boom Townhomes property on Wednesday Animal Care Center advocate Bruce Munro, above left, negoiates with a buyer at the organization’s “No Fleas, Please” Flea Market event on Saturday, October 23.Maho Bay Camps Lease ExtendedEco-Resort Will Operate Until July 2012 at Least Maho Bay Campground is not closing any time soon. With the threat of its long-term lease expiring this summer, the popular campground was gearing up to close down. Last week, however, the eco-resort was granted a reprieve for at least two more seasons. The eco-resort is owned by Stanley Selengut, but the North Shore property it sits on is owned by three families. Selengut had a 35year lease for the property, which was due to expire on July 31, 2011 — which would have made this upcoming season the campground’s last. Coral Bay Community Couna new storm water engineer to oversee the group’s on-going watershed stabilization efforts. Hailing most recently from Wilmington, North Carolina, Chris Laude moved to St. John with his wife and two sons in late June to oversee the Coral Bay community group’s storm water management projects. Laude took over as CBCC’s storm water engineer after Joe Mina, who previously held the position, moved back stateside. As the new storm water engineer, Laude will oversee CBCC’s on-going storm water management projects, host outreach seminars for the community and work with federal and territorial regulatory agencies. October 18-24, 2010 November 1-7, 2010

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 21 November 8-14, 2010 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 Virgin Islanders Hit the Polls Re-electing Most Incumbents— deJongh/Francis Get Four More YearsWharton Smith Begins Construction of 150 Parking Spaces for VIPARelief is on the horizon for the island’s years-long parking and congestion woes. The contractor, Wharton-Smith, started work on the Enighed Pond Marine Facility parking area last week. The project, contracted out for about $900,000, is expected to take around 90 days and will bring 151 much-needed parking spaces to the Cruz Bay area. The land is owned by V.I. Port Authority, which collaborated with the Department of Public Works on the project, explained Robert deJongh, president of the deJongh Group Architects and Planners. November 15-21, 2010Cold Front Soaks Territory with More Rain — And Mudslides and Erosion ContinueWounded Vets Enjoy Health and Healing in St. John WatersFlavors 2010 Racks Up $16,000 for St. John Rotary Club ScholarshipsResidents Voice Objection to Proposed 24-Hour Gas Station Near Power BoydResidents who gathered in the Greenleaf Commons parking Friday evening, November 12, hear about a new planned development on the adjacent lot were mostly against the project. Following a meeting at the Westin Resort and Villas last month, about 35 residents gathered in the parking lot on South Shore Road hear Nedal Salem talk about his plans to construct a 24-hour gas station and convenience store.Asolare Takes Top Entree at Flavors — Happy Fish, East West Catering, Westin and Tap Room Also Win Island Icon Ruth “Sis” Frank, 86, Passes Away on ThanksgivingThomas and Boston Sentenced to 10 Years Behind BarsKamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston Sentenced for 2007 Cockayne AssaultMore than three years after James “Jamie” Cockayne was stabbed to death in downtown Cruz Bay, a V.I. Superior Court Judge handed down sentences last week to two men found guilty of assaulting the 21-year-old Pennsylvania man less than an hour before his death. November 22-28, 2010Upper Carolina Land Owners Consider Turning Estate Roads Over to V.I. Government for FixingMost vacationers on St. John enjoy sailing, snorkeling and kayak trips, but for one group who visited the island last week, those experiences meant much more than a week’s get-away. “As minor as it seems, just going out on a kayak trip, Maroulis, a Navy bomb dog handler who visited St. John with Team River Runner (TRR) last week. “Each little success prepares us for the bigger steps. When you are wounded, it’s hard not to see yourself as broken and these activities are a huge help.” “These little steps each add up and slowly help us to take bigger risks and take on bigger challenges,” Maroulis said. with fresh local tamarind, lemon and chai won Runoff near the Coral Bay dinghy dockcontinued last week after an area of unsettled weather sat over the island for several days.Two Three-Acre Parcels Near Maho Bay Being Sold in February 15 Auction November 29-December 5, 2010 Ronald R. Walker, 76, Passes AwayRonald Walker Congressional Aide

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22 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 St. John Magazine:The late Mr. during one of his basket weaving classes at circa 1988.Photo Courtesy of MaLinda Media/Nancy Edwards AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetaway sinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaBeauty Lounge Salon & Spa www.stjohnbeautylounge.com Mongoose Junction 776-0774 W estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904ConstructionSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceInsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.com JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredo’s Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty MgmtCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. John’s Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-6252963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 info@americanparadise.com Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 info@cruzbayrealty.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com John Foster Real Estate tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.com John McCann & Associates tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115 Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs “A Pretty OK Place” tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSaltwater Gypsy Consignment H D St. Johnimals, Island Pet H DServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Ferry Schedules Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. “While it’s interesting to scholars to know who begat who and their plantation inventories, it’s most important for all to know our recent history because it is the basis of where we are today,” said Pishko. In addition to the historical accounts, the new issue also showcases the proud local sailing community in “Spirited Regatta,” enticing meals at Morgan’s Mango in “Passion for Food,” and the last word in beach artist Lisa Etre and hot-sauce mogul “Trinidad Charlie” Deyalsingh. St. John Magazine celebrates the rich and distinct St. John history while also wowing readers with simply beautiful photography. As professional writers ensure the content is accurate and engaging, renowned photographers make sure the island impresses the eyes as well. Simonsen views his work for St. John Magazine as some of his greatest accom plishments, he explained. “First of all when I began working with CT&L [Caribbean Travel and Life] back struck up such a symbiotic relationship with a magazine in need of exactly the type of photography that I specialized in,” said the photographer. “That partnership continues to this day.” “When MaLinda came to me years ago when the St. John Magazine was just an idea, I was thrilled that she came to me and that feeling about a similar relationship with another magazine was heightened due to the livelihood on over the last two decades — land and sea,” Simonsen said. “To be awardthe St. John Magazine was one of my most meaningful accomplishments and credits.” The latest installment of St. John Magazine continues Nelson’s collaboration with Simonsen, whose images have graced each issue of St. John Magazine. the only photographer that has contributed a cover image for each issue and a picto rial feature, it inspires a unique motivation annually to come up with the next enticing imagery for such a classy publication such as MaLinda and her staff have put together,” said Simonsen. With the newest issue of St. John Magazine, Nelson has managed to achieve the very high bar she set when publishing the keeps impressing readers is what makes the magazine stand out, according to Papaya Cafe owner John Dickson. “People are just thrilled with the maga zine,” said Dickson. “I told MaLinda after I you can keep making it better every time.’ The reaction from people who buy the magazine is just incredible.” While being greeted with alabaster shorelines is a thrill, arriving Caneel Bay Resort guests are also treated to their own copies of St. John Magazine, which is a part of the resort’s welcome amenity. “As I have come to expect, this latest issue of St. John Magazine is a true gem,” said Patrick Kidd, Caneel’s director of sales and marketing. “I am delighted that we are offering it as a welcome amenity to all our Caneel Bay guests, as it not only shows the beauty of our island, but also perhaps even more importantly, it provides substantive features which will undoubtedly appeal to our discerning readers.” While the guests devour the magazine, Kidd himself had a few favorite pieces in the new issue as well. “I personally like to learn of the history of St. John and for that reason I enjoyed the article about the original Gallows Point and I also love to see how creative St. Johnians are, so for that reason I enjoyed reading about basket-making,” said Kidd. St. John Magazine is available at retail outlets across the island from Deli Grotto in Mongoose Junction to Keep Me Posted in Coral Bay. Subscriptions, $15 per issue for stateside and $30 for international, are available by sending check or money order to 5000 Estate Enighed, PMB 55, St. John, VI. 00830.St. John Magazine:Continued from Page 7

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 23 Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857HOT! HOT! HOT! snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: Employment No Worries Painting. Professional service. Interior, exterior, roofs and cisterns. Home/villa main tenance and repair. Call Jon Moore 340-626-6083. Suzuki Island Car for Sale: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Richard 340-642-5358 ST . JOHN BUSINESS OWNERS Affordable Reliable Internet. 1Mb service $70/mo. info@dishanddat.com 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 Commerical Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEAt The LumberyardUNUSUAL OPPORTUNITYfirst floor space availableDowntown Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessFor Space Call Nick 340-771-3737 Environmental Communications Job Preferably with Publisher 2007 skills to make posters & write brochures; and quick ability to learn new software. Will be responsible for writing up and publicizing the NOAA Watershed stabilization project in Coral Bay, including interpretative signage, maps and brochures. Job location: Coral Bay Please see detailed job description for application instructions at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org CBCC is an Equal opportunity employer and Drug Free Workplace Baha’i Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas . 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovah’s Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-0530 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617 Church Directory Employment For Rent Mongoose Junction, starting at $370/mo. Bright, secure building AC, Ample parking 693-7040 Com/Ofce/Storage STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Sizes to 10’ x 12’ Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 FISH BA Y LONG TERM AVAILABLE FEB 1: Furnished 3/2 native stone home w/covered decks, View w/privacy on 1.22 ac. 3k/mo 970-382-6683 Power_on@earthlink.net Cruz Bay Nice, furnished house, great view, 2 Bedrooms A/C, 2 Bath, W&D. Pets considered. March 1. $1950/mo. Year lease. (340) 690-4532 For Sale Used on one house and stored, good condition, over one hundred panels, scaffold brackets included. Call for pricing and leave message. (340) 693-8991 or (508) 509-4002 SYMONS RESI-PLY FORMING PANELS FOR SALE SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds Services Responsible Caretaker Available For Y our Estate Reliable, Princetoneducated MBA professional available to take care of your property while living on premises. Real estate experience with local references. (340) 714-7076. For Sale Services

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24 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula’s Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the p.m. at St. Ursula’s Multi-purpose center. ALATEEN MEETINGS Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula’s Church from 6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending. Monday, January 10 The Coral Bay Community Council Planning Discussion Series will continue with its third meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Guy H. Benjamin School, room 6, in Coral Bay. T uesday, January 11 — The St. John Historical Society will host its January meet ing at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall beginning at 7 p.m. The evening’s presentation will focus on the Civilian Conservation Corps, both in the Virgin Islands and in the U.S. — Everyone is encouraged to attend St. John Film Society’s W ednesday, January 12 The public is invited to join Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library at 6 p.m. at the library for its annual meeting. T uesday, February 18 land at the V.I. Audubon Society’s next meeting at the Gifft Hill School at 7 p.m. February 19, 2011 St. John Relay for Life — momentum continues to grow in team sponsorships, volunteer recruitment, purchases of luminar ies and additional corporate sponsorships. For more information call Mary at 642-1629 to learn how to get involved. Saturday, March 12 The 25th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be at the Westin Resort and Villas. March 18-19, 2011 The 9th annual Johnnie Walker Blues Festival will feature two day evening, March 18, and Saturday evening, March 19, both starting at 8 p.m. St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.RELIEF FOR ACROSS 20 Bull’s-eye 22 Small wind instruments 23 Start of a riddle 25 Smart alecks 26 Bailed-out insurance co. 27 Cousin of -ette 28 Garment with a watch 30 German city on the Rhein 31 Swinger’s stat 32 Little fellow 35 Shielded 37 Milk, in Cdiz 45 Dual radio designation 47 Manfred of rock 48 Final Greek letter 49 Pal, in Cannes 50 Sub meat 53 Northern French city 63 Brewing tank 64 Reverse or neutral 65 No, in Scotland 66 Borden’s cow 68 Line of Swanson meals 73 Signs of fatigue 77 Letters before Q 80 Even if, informally 91 Free-for-all 92 Attend to 94 Persian-founded religion 97 Fella 99 Fed Eliot 100 End of the riddle 106 Shorthand whiz 110 Cash cache 113 Castro’s land 117 2007 A.L. MVP 118 British lav mayor La Guardia 122 Riddle’s answer 128 Waiting for a 130 Very thick, as fog 131 Very little DOWN 1 Really battling it out 2 Sir, in colonial India 3 Character defects downfalls the Goblet of Fire” director Mike 6 Lacking a key center, in music 7 Gomer of TV 8 Directed 11 Little grimace 12 It’s a shore thing 14 Robin’s face wear 15 Ocular ring 16 Young oinker 18 Bit of sunlight 19 Naval vessel abbr. river 29 Noah’s eldest son 33 See 96-Down 34 Bored feeling 38 “Iliad” author 39 Sooner city 43 Baboon, e.g. 44 Religious law face 56 Colored marker brand 57 Brainchild 60 Golfer Snead 61 “Mad About You” cousin 67 Cuzco inhabitant Tonys 70 Bread of India 71 Wallace’s canine sidekick 75 Taboo deeds 78 Delve into 84 “Just a moment” 85 Devilkins 87 Is very dizzy 88 Didn’t stay 89 Chinese dynasty 95 Insulin, e.g. 96 With 33-Down, most of Turkey is in it 101 Accustoms 102 Poet Burns 103 “Tex” actor Estevez 104 Isaac Asimov classic 105 Novelist Gordimer 112 Fungus-infested 116 Wahines’ guitars 121 Ovid’s lang. 124 Lively energy 125 The woman PREMIER Crossword

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St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 25 ST. JOHN TRADEWINDS SUBSCRIPTIONSCALL 340-776-6496 WE ACCEPT VISA OR MASTERCARD Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John’ s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w . c a r i b b e a n v i l l a . c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O . EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDSOfce: 340 714 5808 Cell: 340 642 5995www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com DH@DH. ISLA VISTAExceptional 5 bedrm, 4.5 bath Gated Villa atop Caneel Hill. Seller is Licensed Real Estate Broker.VILLALLUREImpressive 5 bedrm, 7 bath European Style Villa in Coral Bay Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker DebbieHayes-TW 11.15.2010.indd 1 11/2/10 6:59:46 PM (340) 774-3939 fax www.usvi-realestate.com tel (340) 774-3939 Located at Caneel Hill Excellent business opportunity. Well established res taurant and minigolf course. Breath taking views of Pills bury sound and St Thomas from dining terrace, no better place to enjoy a good meal and view the sunset. Zoned B-2 which allows a multitude of commercial uses; ie retail, hotel,condos,apts., plenty of room for any of these uses on this 1.11 acre parcel.Adjacent 1 acre B-2 parcel avail able. Just Reduced to $3,900,000 Spectacular view location for variety of B-2 uses. Hotel, condo, retail, offices, or a combination of all suits this one of a kind lot. Owner has plans for condo/hotel development, with feasibility study and preliminary plans. Zoning allows for 80 persons per acre, for a multi-story de velopment. Panoramic views of Pillsbury Sound and West to St. Thomas, and south to St Croix. Minutes from Cruz Bay. Just Reduced to $2,800,000 Waterfront lot located on Chocolate Hole Pond. Easily accessible lot with gentle slope to waters edge, easy build.. Located a stones throw away from the planned prestigious high end Pond Bay Club Development. This quiet residential neighborhood has great breezes and deeded access to Chocolate Hole beach. $475,000 Mostly Flat 1/2 acre + lot, part of Guavaberry Farms Sub-division. Overlooks fresh water pond, off main road for easy access. Good breezes and quiet neighborhood with covenants and restrictions. Last lot in 7 parcel sub-division. $185,000 Spectacular view from this 1/2 acre + Fortsberg lot(s). Moderate grade, with sweeping views of East End,Tortola, and Coral Bay. Easy access off main sub-division road. Priced to sell at $350,000. Adjacent 1/2 acre lot also available for joining parcels together to make a very private 1 acre + lot for Just $700,000. PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW OFFICES LOCATED AT 6B CANEEL HILL ADJACENT TO ASOLARE RESTUARANT, THE GATEWAY TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK, OR CONTACT ANDY RUTNIK AT 340-774-3939 or EMAIL:ANDREWRUTNIK@GMAIL.COM TWO INCREDIBLE THREE-ACRE HILLSIDE LOTS– Adjacent to National Park lands (and short walk to the beach) with spectacular views of Francis Bay and west (sunsets). Gentle grade, and easy build. These lots are ideal/unique for one seeking a private estate/ compound within the National Park, desiring lots of land /gardens/privacy with convenient beach access. – Inquire about February 24th bid deadline and March 10th Auction (and *(Nearly 3 acre Beachfront access lot available separately for $3.8 million.)* CALL TODAY340-774-3939 St. John TRADEWINDS Newspaper Send Check Payable to Tradewinds Publishing, P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION $70.00 USD Name ____________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

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We ’ re Sold on St. John! .cruzba yrealty .com Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kir kT amm y P olloc kF ounded in 1985 CBR HOME LISTINGSLIZARD HILL – Exclusive North Shore property, overlook ing Cinnamon Bay, one of the only privately owned homes bounded on all sides by Ntnl. Park. Extraordinary landscap ing enhances magical views from 2 bd/2 bath main house w/separate luxurious master bdrm wing & private pool. The charming cottage is ideal for a caretaker. $3,100,000. EXCITING NEWS OF ST. JOHN... Blue Tang is for Sale! – Delightful 2 bdrm, 2 bath pool villa nestled high on the hillside in the prime neighborhd of Great Cruz Bay. Privacy, vibrant sunset views, gourmet kitchen, 60' covered veranda & sunny pool. Catered To’s top rental villa. $1,295,000. GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY – Apt. building w/adjacent parcels in Cruz Bay, newly renovated & well maintained. Only $490,000. WATERFRONT with DOCK – Masonry 3 bed/2bath home on lg. at lot, with direct access to Fish Bay at your doorstep. Now only $920,000. AURORA – Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on Contant Pt. Enjoy 180 views from Great Cruz Bay to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000. VILLA ROMANCE – New, luxury villa built to highest quality. This well-designed villa provides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. Gated entry leads to heart of villa, overlooking the 30’ pool, w/a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral ooring, fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, & gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! $2,150,000 . GREAT EXPECTATIONS is the ultimate St. John 7 bed room, 7.5 bath compound comprised of a main house, guest house, 2 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs & a private regulation doubles tennis court! This popular turn-key villa has very impressive rental income! $2999,500. CHEZ SHELL – Charming 3 bd/3 bath, w/ gorgeous sun set views & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully decorated & maintained rental villa has marble oors, A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent oor plan. $999K. CALYPSO del SOL – Very successful rental villa w/ excellent views of Chocolate Hole & St. James islands. Newer masonry home w/ 3 equal bdrm suites, lg. screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000. 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. 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. 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. CHOCOLATE HOLE – Unique ruins of 1700’s Great House, with a 1960’s home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot. $799,000. 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. 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. Reduced to $1,395,000 . A BEST BUY! – Well built, poured concrete cottage w/ lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile oors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters, at lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future garage & expansion. Only $349,000. STONE HOUSE – Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay views. $1,620,000. With adjacent parcel $1,890,000. BOATMAN POINT – Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding neighborhood. $2,795,000. WINDSONG – Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cottage, situated on a 1ac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000CBR BUSINESS LISTINGSFABRIC MILL – Very successful clothing business, es tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inventory & equipment, owner will train. $150,000. SILVER IGUANA – Beachfront shop w/eclectic collection of sterling silver jewelry & locally crafted gifts. $75,000.CBR CONDO LISTINGSWESTIN TIMESHARES – Call for a complete list of resale units. All sizes & weeks available. 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/ amazing views, new common pool. $449,000. CRUZ VIEWS CONDO – Nice 2 bedroom unit w/full A/C, sunset views, common pool, good rental history. $495,000. SELENE’S – Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/ rental or business. Terric views. Reduced to $399K!CBR LAND LISTINGSCRUZ BAY TOWN – Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K. GLUCKSBERG – Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., lg. trees. $125K. ZOOTENVAAL – Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K. GREAT CRUZ BAY – Prime 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views & architectural plans. $695K. WATERFRONT on MONTE BAY – Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000. AFFORDABLE PARCELS – in Est. Grunwald & Adrian. Easy building sites, close to town. Starting at $89,000. Call Today! BANK OWNED PARCELS – Chocolate Hole, priced to SELL! $261,500 & 235,000. GREAT BUYS ! DITLEFF POINT – Extraordinary sites on magnicent peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000. GOLDEN DRAGON – Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, innity pool, multi patios & decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. Reduced to $1,925,000. CONTRACTED CONTRACTED CONTRACTED

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HOMES PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 bedroom, 3 baths, masonry pool villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, boarding green-space. 2-car garage $1,499,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in Nat’l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. 2 BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $1,995,000 AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof, 180 views, large pool & hot tub $2,595,000 APPROXIMATELY 150' FROM THE WATER at Pebble Beach with fabulous water views! Beautiful woodwork; upper level is a 3 BR unit & lower is a 1 BR unit. $675,000 MILL RIDGE Attention to detail, Classic Caribbean architecture, masonry 2 bedroom, 2 bath, office/3rd bedroom, garage and pool. $1,595,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 MYSTIC RIDGE 4BR/ 4.5BA, dramatic views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. SOLAR POWERED BED & BREAK FAST! “Garden By The Sea” is a quaint Caribbean home. Spacious owners’ apartment and 3 income producing A/C units. $1,800,000. ALLESANDRA Luxurious masonry villa, extensively renovated in 2007, picture postcard views of 3 bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage $1,950,000 CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property, 3BR/3BA with pool & panoramic views. Zoned R-4 and suited for development. $2,950,000 BAREFOOT New 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath guest cottage in quaint neighborhood. $599,000. CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bedroom villa above Rendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 AMANI Spectacular 180 views, prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bedrooms with baths located in the main building, plus private guest cottage $1,795,000 VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, sweeping views. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths. $4,250,000 NEW! Income producing 2 unit in Chocolate Hole. Large flat yard, walking distance to Chocolate Hole Beach. $875,000 UNBELIEVABLE NEW PRICE FOR BLUE HEAVEN! Cute Caribbean home overlooking Rendezvous Bay. Popular vacation rental. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. $527,000 NEW! CATCH 'N' KEEP Caribbean cottage that currently caters to short term rental guests. Listed price includes adjacent vacant lot for expansion. $599,000 AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking path to the beach, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. Live webcam and virtual tour at americanparadise.com $7,450,000 CONDOS . HOMES . LAND . FRACTIONALS . COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 MAMEY PEAK 1.05 acres, 1x1 Main House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat slope and stunning views. One of a kind fixer upper!!! $795,000 ZOOTENVAAL! Newly built multi unit tasteful masonry home sited on 1.36 FLAT acres. Expand or subdivide. Private with large yard. $925,000 SUSANNABERG! New masonry home on FLAT lot plus separate rental cottage. Borders Nat’l Park. $750,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board). PRICE REDUCED $1,095,000 WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. 3BR/3BA casual beach house steps from the water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM “CASA YAYA” – Big-view villa on top the world in Coral Bay. 3 bdrm, 2 bath one level living w/ the BVI at your front door. Entertain by the innityedge pool and enjoy the indoor/ outdoor great room with dramatic views from every room. “ PARADISE ON THE ROCKS ” Tropical living, big views & masonry homecentrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & Great Room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! “SEAVIEW” vacation villa. Charming 4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent condition with large pool in convenient Choco late Hole with deeded rights to two nearby beaches. WALK TO BRUNCH & BEACH plus ENJOY SOOTHING SURF SOUND from this unique, masonry & stone custom crafted, gated villa with panoramic water views. Flexible floorplan features 4 bdrms plus cottage. “ T REE H OUSE” offers spectacular views from Upper Carolina’s ridge top. This gentle parcel features a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home which is bordered by National Park. “VILLA MOLLO” A nature lovers dream, walk to 2 beaches! 3BR/2BA villa sits on the water’s edge of a salt pond and features custom stone and wood work and amazing Caribbean views. CATHERINEBERG’S “CINNAMON RIDGE” 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private acre, bordered by National Park, features stunning north shore views, pool w/waterfall, spa, easy access to Cinnamon Bay beach. “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” the ultimate 1ac. 7br 7.5 bth compound: private tennis court, 2 pools, 2 spas, & two beautifully appointed homes! Deeded access to walk to 2 beaches. Impressive rental history. “VISTAERO” offers total privacy with breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay & St. Thomas. 5 spacious bedroom suites, huge pool, gazebo & hot tub make this a top rental villa. “ WINDCHIME” is an very private 1.4 ac. estate set high atop Gifft Hill. Dramatic views to the east w/ spectacular breezes &sunrises. This 3 bdrm villa has room to expand with an oversized pool facing the ter ric view. “ SEA TURTLE VILLA” is a contemporary Skytop home with amazing water views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. Great vacation villa or island home! “ PELICAN’S PERCH” a charming, gated masonry & stone West Indian style (3x2) villa features bi-level covered and open decks over looking a pool, plus a separate 1x1 guest cottage. Fabulous south shore water views! FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US. “The Company that gives back to St. John” $595,000 $2,295,000 $1,500,000 $1,165,000 $1,200,000 $1,649,000 $1,150,000 $1,295,000 $4,900,000 $685,000 $2,999,500 $1,100,000 DVD DVD DVD DVD OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home. Magnicent views and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1 month ownerships from $59,000 WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES: Own a week, a month, or more & enjoy all the resort amenities! Most unit sizes and weeks available. Priced from $3,750 “MILL VISTA – CAROLINA” Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 “FISH BAY” Views, breezes and paved access $ 260,000 “LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT”! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 285,000 “SUGAR APPLE WEST” Harbor views gentle ac. with Topo $ 299,000 “CONTANT” lot with Great Cruz Harbor View. Owner Realtor $ 375,000 “CALABASH BOOM” .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 “BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT” Sunset Views and Gentle Site. $ 1,095,000 “ 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 BEST BUY BEACH FRONT “GREAT CRUZ BAY” private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details. $1,300,000 EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground utilities. From $265,000 “ CHOCOLATE HOLE” Breezes and views to St. Thomas. From $285,000 “VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES” Gated sub-division, sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $335,000 “ LOVANGO CAY” Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $275,000 SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS! “HAULOVER” BEACHFRONT 3.71 acre sub-dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,900,000 “SABA BAY” WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000 “DREEKETS BAY ESTATES” spectacular BVI views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000 Ask about “MUST SELL BEST BUY” SITUATIONS Call or email today for info! HH-TW 1.10.2011.indd 1 1/6/11 11:44 AM

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28 St. John Tradewinds, January 10-16, 2011 Meet: NPS Visitor Center; Bring: Towel, snorkel gear, swimsuit, and lunch; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: School of the Arts; Seminar Fee: $25 Mem / $35 Non Mem; Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Old swimsuit, towel, water, and snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 32 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Bring: Drinking water, snack, and wear old clothes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Snorkel gear, sunscreen, hat, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: 7 Meet: Bring: Hiking shoes, ashlight, snack, and water Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, and hiking shoes; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Charlotte Amalie waterfront, St. omas; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Annaberg Plantation Ruins; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 35 Meet: Wear: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 6 Meet: Cinnamon Bay Archeology Lab; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snack, water, snorkel gear, sunscreen, and towel Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem; Max Group: 12 Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Binoculars, water, and a notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Estate Concordia Pavilion; Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Margarita Phil’s Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Lunch, water, hat and notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Bring: Snorkel gear, towel, sunscreen, and snack Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 23 Meet: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Ideas or found items and a snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: Wear: Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Call 340.779.4940 to book today!Visit www.friendsvinp.org/seminars or pick up a brochure for more details! Meet: NPS Visitor Center; Bring: Towel, snorkel gear, swimsuit, and lunch; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: School of the Arts; Seminar Fee: $25 Mem / $35 Non Mem; Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Old swimsuit, towel, water, and snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 32 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Bring: Drinking water, snack, and wear old clothes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Snorkel gear, sunscreen, hat, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: 7 Meet: Bring: Hiking shoes, ashlight, snack, and water Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, and hiking shoes; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Charlotte Amalie waterfront, St. omas; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Annaberg Plantation Ruins; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 35 Meet: Wear: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 6 Meet: Cinnamon Bay Archeology Lab; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snack, water, snorkel gear, sunscreen, and towel Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem; Max Group: 12 Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Binoculars, water, and a notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Estate Concordia Pavilion; Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Margarita Phil’s Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Lunch, water, hat and notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Bring: Snorkel gear, towel, sunscreen, and snack Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 23 Meet: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Ideas or found items and a snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: Wear: Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Call 340.779.4940 to book today!Visit www.friendsvinp.org/seminars or pick up a brochure for more details! Meet: NPS Visitor Center; Bring: Towel, snorkel gear, swimsuit, and lunch; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: School of the Arts; Seminar Fee: $25 Mem / $35 Non Mem; Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Old swimsuit, towel, water, and snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 32 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Bring: Drinking water, snack, and wear old clothes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Snorkel gear, sunscreen, hat, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: 7 Meet: Bring: Hiking shoes, ashlight, snack, and water Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, and hiking shoes; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Charlotte Amalie waterfront, St. omas; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Annaberg Plantation Ruins; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 35 Meet: Wear: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 6 Meet: Cinnamon Bay Archeology Lab; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snack, water, snorkel gear, sunscreen, and towel Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem; Max Group: 12 Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Binoculars, water, and a notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Estate Concordia Pavilion; Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Margarita Phil’s Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Lunch, water, hat and notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Bring: Snorkel gear, towel, sunscreen, and snack Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 23 Meet: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Ideas or found items and a snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: Wear: Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Call 340.779.4940 to book today!Visit www.friendsvinp.org/seminars or pick up a brochure for more details! Meet: NPS Visitor Center; Bring: Towel, snorkel gear, swimsuit, and lunch; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: School of the Arts; Seminar Fee: $25 Mem / $35 Non Mem; Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Old swimsuit, towel, water, and snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 32 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Bring: Drinking water, snack, and wear old clothes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Snorkel gear, sunscreen, hat, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: 7 Meet: Bring: Hiking shoes, ashlight, snack, and water Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, and hiking shoes; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Charlotte Amalie waterfront, St. omas; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Annaberg Plantation Ruins; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 35 Meet: Wear: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 6 Meet: Cinnamon Bay Archeology Lab; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snack, water, snorkel gear, sunscreen, and towel Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem; Max Group: 12 Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Binoculars, water, and a notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Estate Concordia Pavilion; Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Margarita Phil’s Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Lunch, water, hat and notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Bring: Snorkel gear, towel, sunscreen, and snack Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 23 Meet: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Ideas or found items and a snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: Wear: Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Call 340.779.4940 to book today!Visit www.friendsvinp.org/seminars or pick up a brochure for more details! Meet: NPS Visitor Center; Bring: Towel, snorkel gear, swimsuit, and lunch; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: School of the Arts; Seminar Fee: $25 Mem / $35 Non Mem; Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Old swimsuit, towel, water, and snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 32 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Bring: Drinking water, snack, and wear old clothes Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: School of the Arts; Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Snorkel gear, sunscreen, hat, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: 7 Meet: Bring: Hiking shoes, ashlight, snack, and water Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, dry bag, and hiking shoes; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Notebook, water, and lunch Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Charlotte Amalie waterfront, St. omas; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Annaberg Plantation Ruins; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 35 Meet: Wear: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 6 Meet: Cinnamon Bay Archeology Lab; Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Snack, water, snorkel gear, sunscreen, and towel Seminar Fee: $65 Mem / $75 Non Mem; Max Group: 12 Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock; Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, and snorkel gear Seminar Fee: Max Group: 23 Meet: National Park Visitor Center; Bring: Binoculars, water, and a notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 12 Meet: Estate Concordia Pavilion; Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Bring: Notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Margarita Phil’s Restaurant; Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Lunch, water, hat and notebook Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Dock Bring: Snorkel gear, lunch, water, towel, and sunscreen Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Meet: National Park Visitor Center Bring: Snorkel gear, towel, sunscreen, and snack Seminar Fee: $75 Mem / $85 Non Mem; Max Group: 23 Meet: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 25 Meet: Skinny Legs Restaurant; Bring: Ideas or found items and a snack Seminar Fee: Max Group: 5 Meet: Wear: Fee: Max Group: Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: 15 Meet: Bring: Seminar Fee: Max Group: Call 340.779.4940 to book today!Visit www.friendsvinp.org/seminars or pick up a brochure for more details!