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St. John tradewinds
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May 9-15, 2011
� Copyright 2011


ST. JOHN


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Land Conservancy Saves Haulover from Development
After reading in the Tradewinds about the possible development of pristine Haulover Bay, above, Lauren
Mercadante was inspired to create a conservation trust and purchase more than three acres of land over four
parcels. The land will now be protected from development.
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FBI Leads Task Force Drug Sweep


of St. John - Eight Arrested,


Drugs and Weapons Confiscated


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents led a sweep
across St. John by air and land on Friday, May 6, ar-
resting eight people and seizing weapons and drugs.
Low flying black helicopters awoke several resi-
dents in the Coral Bay valley area around 6 a.m.
on May 6 while on land other residents witnessed a
black SUV pull over a red Suzuki Jeep on Centerline
Road.
The Love City rumor mill was working over-time
over the weekend, but details from the FBI remained
sketchy as of press time. A short press release ob-
tained late Saturday night was posted to the website
www.stjohnsource.com on Sunday, May 8.
Citing information from FBI San Juan Special
Agent in Charge Luis Fraticelli the on-line news site
confirmed the arrests of Jerome Potter, Herbert Ma-
son Ferguson Sr., Herbert Mason Ferguson Jr., Mari-
sol Ferguson, Terrance Martin, Robert Shinners and
Earl Skelton in connection with "violations of various
narcotic trafficking charges" and remain in custody.
"Cocaine, marijuana and weapons were seized as
the result of related search warrants, the press release
indicated," according to the St. John Source.
Potter, the Fergusons and Shinners were identified
as St. John residents in the release. Potter was shot in
the leg during his apprehension, according to wide-
spread rumors.
Shinners is part-owner of Low Key Watersports
and several residents reported seeing FBI agents de-
scend on Wharfside Village as he was taken into cus-
tody.
A picture from the St. John Spice webcam at the
Loredon Boynes Ferry Dock in Cruz Bay on Friday
afternoon and posted to Facebook, showed sand writ-


Photo Courtesy of St. John Spice Cam


A St. John resident wrote, "FBI took Bob"
in the sand on Cruz Bay beach.


ing spelling out "FBI took Bob" apparently about
Shinners, who was often referred to as "Low Key
Bob."
The FBI did not work alone on last week's Love
City drug sweep. The case was a joint federal in-
vestigation involving the U.S. Attorney's Office, the
FBI, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Marshal
Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce-
ment, the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Coast
Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, V.I. National Guard, Brit-
ish Virgin Islands Police Department, U.S. Customs
and Border Protection, Customs Air Marine Branch
and V.I. Police Department, according to the St. John
Source.
The men were scheduled to be arraigned on Mon-
day, May 9, when more details about the sweep were
expected. See next week's St. John Tradewinds for
more details on the arrests and FBI-led operation.


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
mahnda@tradewnds. vi

NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
jazme@tradewinds.vi

WRITERS
Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel

ADVERTISING
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CIRCULATION
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COLUMNISTS
& CONTRIBUTORS
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Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine,
Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger,
Maggie Wessinger

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BIR Announces Gross Receipt Tax Hike
Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Claudette Watson An-
derson informed gross receipts taxpayers that Act No. 7248 was
signed by Governor John deJongh on April 9.
This law increases the gross receipts tax rate from 4 percent to
4.5 percent. The increased tax rate will go into effect on May 1,
and apply to receipt collections in May of this year.
The applicable May 2011 gross receipts tax return is due on
June 30, 2011. Revised forms will be available on the Bureau's
website at www.viirb.com beginning on Monday, May 2. Tax-
payers with questions should call Tamarah Parson-Smalls, Chief
Counsel at 714-9312.

Planning Discussion Series on May 9
Coral Bay Community Council is hosting the next session of its
Planning Series on Monday, May 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Guy
Benjamin School in room 6.
The group will discuss possible public infrastructure uses for
Parcel 6-4 Carolina: Infrastructure Land Use Planning for Coral
Bay's Future. Departments of Parks and Recreations, Public Works,
WAPA and WMA all have possible uses for this site. Where should
necessary services and infrastructure be located? Is more publicly
owned land needed in Coral Bay?
Join CBCC May 9 to discuss the new proposal to put a VI.
Waste Management Authority recycling and household garbage
collection "Convenience Center" on this site. Another proposal for
a WAPA water tank and standpipe for water trucks to support a
proposed reverse osmosis water plant on the bay will be discussed
in detail at an upcoming meeting.
Be part of this public planning discussion. More information is
available at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org/Land-use.htm.
For more information call the CBCC at 776-2099.

Next IGBA Meeting Set for May 12
The Island Green Building Association will host a public pre-
sentation on Thursday, May 12, on the second floor of The Market-
place with refreshments beginning at 5 p.m. and the speaker and
discussion from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Bobi Stallbaumer of Agave Design Group, Inc., will lead an
informative discussion about what makes island landscaping
eco-friendly. Topics will include native plant alternatives, water
management, invasive exotic plants and insects. Homeowners and
others with an interest or background in eco-friendly landscaping
are encouraged to join in discussion and Q&A during this meet-
ing. All are welcome to this free seminar. Call 227-1110 for more
information.

Commodore's Cup May 14 and 15
St. John Yacht Club and Coral Bay Yacht Club will host the an-
nual Commodore's Cup Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, May 14
and 15, in Coral Bay.
The regatta is a fundraiser for the volunteer youth sailing pro-
gram Kids And The Sea, St. John (KATS). Captains' meetings will
be hosted at Skinny Legs as well as the awards ceremony after
Sunday's race.
Raffle tickets, for the chance to win a Caribe inflatable dinghy
with a 15-horsepower Yamaha outboard motor, are available for
$5, or five for $20, from KATS students.

SJSA Instrumental Recital Is May 26
St. John School of the Arts will host its year end instrumental
recital on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at the school. Music stu-
dents will perform on piano, guitar, violin and voice.


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St. John Tradewinds, May 9-15, 2011


Land Conservancy Saves Haulover from Development

After reading article in Tradewinds, St. John Land Conservancy purchases three acres


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The sight of condos will never
mar the landscape of Haulover
Bay thanks to one woman's desire
to give back to the island which
has been a part of her life for de-
cades.
Since falling in love with St.
John during family vacations as
a teenager, Lauren Mercadante
introduced her own husband and
children to the island.
The family purchased a home
in the Coral Bay area and spend a
large portion of the year on Love
City. While Mercadante has long
volunteered for Friends of VI.
National Park doing trail mainte-
nance and as a docent at Annaberg
Sugar Mill, this winter she made
an impact on the island which will
be appreciated for generations.
Although she didn't plan on cre-
ating a conservation trust during
her winter months on St. John, af-
ter reading about the possible fate
of pristine Haulover Bay on the
island's East End - which was on
the market with a motivated seller
- in St. John Tradewinds, Mer-
cadante formed the St. John Land
Conservancy and purchased more
than three acres of property on the
isthmus, saving it forever from de-
velopment.
"I wasn't planning on this, but
we had talked about doing some-
thing of this sort for St. John," said
Mercadante. "I assumed wrongly
that this niche was taken and I
didn't want to tread on anyone's
toes. But we had talked about do-
ing something to give back to St.
John, which we love so much and
is such a huge part of my life and
my kids' lives."
"When I read the article, I was
surprised that Haulover was for
sale," she said. "I read the story
and that is what started this. I
called Raf Muilenburg and we got
the ball rolling."
Attorney Rafael Muilenburg,
of Morrisette and Muilenburg,
represented the owner of the prop-
erty, Family Properties Caribbean
(FPC) LLC, and its principal Da-
vid Prevo. FPC was looking into a
variety of options for the 3.6 acres
of land spread over four parcels,
one of which was applying for a


"I'm so happy to have been able to do this. When people come up
to me and say, 'Thank you,' it makes me realize that I am doing some-
thing good."


"I really feel that St. John needs to preserve the land and the open
space that it has and that is being over built. A lot of these places we
all enjoy are disappearing before our eyes and something needs to be
done. Everyone needs to be involved in this, it's not just about me."

- Lauren Mercadante, president
St. John Land Conservancy


Group Dwelling permit to realize
the "highest and best use of the
land," Muilenburg previously told
St. John Tradewinds.
Possible development for the
undisturbed land included up to 28
condominium units on both sides
of the narrow Haulover isthmus,
which abuts V.I. National Park
property. South Haulover beach on
Round Bay and North Haulover on
Dreekets Bay were both potential
sites for condo units.
The developer was, however,
open to selling the land to a con-
servation trust at a reduced price,
Muilenburg previously explained.
"David [Prevo] is a longtime
fan of the Park, and is intrigued
about the benefits for FPC's near-
by development at Dreekets Bay
of dedicating this piece as conser-
vation property," Muilenburg pre-
viously said. "As such, FPC would
be willing to sell it for conserva-
tion at the amount they paid for it
about 10 years ago, plus property
taxes and other costs incurred, ap-
proximately $800,000 total, which
is half or less of the likely market
price."
Thanks to Mercadante, that is
exactly what happened. She con-
tacted Muilenburg in February and
the two immediately set to work
creating the non-profit conserva-
tion trust St. John Land Conser-
vancy.
"I expected to come down and
work for Jeff Chabot again do-
ing trail maintenance," said Mer-
cadante. "I did not expect to be
running to Raf's office and run-
ning to government offices, but
when this came up we said, 'We


have to jump on this.'"
The process of incorporating the
trust went surprisingly smoothly,
Mercadante added.
"Everything happened just
right," she said. "The whole pro-
cess was surprisingly smooth and
easy. Raf was wonderful to work
with and the V.I. Government was
great."
"It was like this was meant to
be," said Mercadante. "It's been a
joy."
Mercadante is president of the
board of St. John Land Conservan-
cy with Muilenburg the secretary
and George Mercadante treasurer.
The group is fully incorporated
and working on its website, which
should be complete soon. Both
Mercadante and Muilenburg cel-
ebrated the group's achievement
last week.
"I'm so happy to have been
able to do this," said Mercadante.
"When people come up to me and
say, 'Thank you,' it makes me re-
alize that I am doing something
good."
"I am thrilled," said Muilen-
burg. "I am so excited that a prop-
erty that is so unique and has so
much history and resources is go-
ing to be saved forever from de-
velopment. I am speechless."
The group's impact is sure to
be felt far from East End. Having
saved Haulover from development
was only St. John Land Conser-
vancy's first project, according to
Mercadante.
"This is just the first project,"
she said. "We hope to talk to land
owners about their land and how
we can help through conservation


easements or any alternative ways.
We'll work with land owners in
any possible way to keep the land
from being developed so people
can use it and access it and enjoy it
just the way it's always been."
"What I am particularly excited
about is that St. John Land Con-
servancy has been formed and will
be able to do other things on St.
John where there is a development
threat to property that is really in
need of conserving," said Muilen-
burg. "There is really a lot of po-
tential support for something like
this."
The group is hoping to attract
support from the St. John commu-





2011

RAIN DATA
at Trunk Bay



MONTH OF APRIL
1.88 inches

AVERAGE
2.44 Inches

TOTAL YTD
4.83 Inches

AVERAGE YTD
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nity, both financially and through
volunteers.
"I really feel that St. John needs
to preserve the land and the open
space that it has and that is being
over built," said Mercadante. "A
lot of these places we all enjoy
are disappearing before our eyes
and something needs to be done.
Everyone needs to be involved in
this, it's not just about me."
"I really hope to have the en-
tire community behind this effort
either through volunteering or do-
nating," she said. "I feel like ev-
eryone I know on St. John feels the
same way that I do and I think this
is really going to take on a life of
its own."
Donations of any kind are wel-
come by St. John Land Conser-
vancy, Muilenburg added.
"We are open to anything peo-
ple can offer - any amount of
financial donations or volunteer
hours," he said. "We've gotten a
lot of positive feedback and we're
really excited about the upwelling
of support from the community."
To find out more about St. John
Land Conservancy and how to
help the group call Mercadante at
252-774-0792. The group's web-
site is still under construction, but
should be complete soon.


INDEX

Church Directory .................18
Classified Ads ................... 19
Community Calendar...........20
Crossword Puzzle ............. 20
Ferry Schedules ............... 18
Historical Bits & Pieces ......13
Letters ......................... 14-15
Police Log ........................ 17
Real Estate .................. 21-23




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St. John Tradewinds
It was a magical evening of
awards and recognition this past
weekend at The 2011 ADDY
Awards, "The Magic of VI. Ad-
vertising," presented by the Amer-
ican Advertising Federation of the
U.S. Virgin Islands, and sponsored
by The VI. Lottery, The Virgin Is-
lands Daily News and Ackley Me-
dia Group.
The award show recognizing
the best in local advertising took
place on Saturday night, April 30,
at Prior-Jolleck Hall. Reminiscent
of Hollywood, attendees entered
the walkway to the theatre which
was adorned with gold ADDY
statuettes, and piped musical clas-
sics from Frank Sinatra.
Attendees then made their way
to the red carpet leading to a large
outdoor cocktail area complete
with an ADDY backdrop, where
AAF paparazzi snapped photos of
the night's glamorous guests.
The rhythmic sounds of world
renowned jazz musician, Louis
Taylor and his band were the main
attraction in this area, under sev-
eral large elegantly lit tents, which


MaLinda Media's St. John
Magazine (Issue No. 5)
won "Best of Print" Donald
Plantz Honorary Award.

housed an impressive lounge area
with plush seating and carpeting,
along with the food and beverage
area with hors douevers and cham-
pagne.
The four major awards of the
night were awarded to the fol-
lowing: The Donald Plantz Award
Print - Malinda Media for St. John
Magazine Issue Number Five;


Best of Television- MLB Creative
for The Virgin Islands Lottery
"Thousands of Dollars are On The
Line"; Radio - Austin Advertising
for Guardian Insurance "Even If'
Jingle; The Peter DeBlanc Award
- MLB Creative for Choice Wire-
less, Choice-Wireless.com.
The big award of the show, The
Overall Best of Show for 2011,
went to MLB Creative for The Vir-
gin Islands Lottery, "Thousands of
Dollars Are On The Line" Local
TV
"This TV spot represents the
tradition of the Lottery," said Terri
Brown of MLB Creative. "We
thank the Lottery for imagining
the possibilities of what this spot
could be and trusting us to create
it."
A major feature of the evening
was the presentation of the AAF
USVI Lifetime Achievement
Award, to Athniel "Addie" Ottley
of Ottley Communications and
WSTA Radio and The AAF USVI
Emerging Leader In Media Award
presented to Rashidi Clenance of
Sunstroke Promotions and 105
Continued on Page 16






St. John Tradewinds, May 9-15, 2011


Tiger Shark Hunt Video Causes Outcry Against Charter Boat Operation


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A video showing a Coral Bay
man hooking a tiger shark in wa-
ter off Le Duc Island with several
scuba divers went viral last week,
prompting outcry from people hor-
rified by the footage.
The more than nine-minute vid-
eo showed Andy Greaux, owner of
SharkBite Charters based in Coral
Bay, hooking into two tiger sharks.
One of the sharks gets away; the
other one did not fare so well.
The video, filmed by Karl Call-
wood - who happens to work for
Senator Celestino White - and
posted on YouTube, shows the
hooked tiger shark swimming in
circles, bleeding from the gills and
mouth and eventually being hauled
to shore and dumped in the back of
a pickup truck.
The YouTube video includes
dramatic instrumental music and
zooms in on plumes of blood from
the tiger shark, who seems to be
doing belly rolls as the creature


nears death.
The footage was gathered and
emailed to a host of officials last
week after first making waves on
Facebook. Greaux's SharkBite
Charters business page on the so-
cial media website garnered many
comments from outraged shark
enthusiasts and marine officials,
as well as encouraging comments
from supporters of the fisherman.
The full content of the com-
ments on the Facebook business
page can not be read as Greaux
has been deleting threads, and it
remains unclear if the charter com-
pany's aim is to offer sightseeing
tours or shark hunts.
"Presently taking folks out on
the smaller boat to sportfish, div-
ing, snorkel tours and sightseeing
tours," according to SharkBite
Charter's Facebook page. "Fixing
larger boat with two shark cages to
view the tiger shares [sic] in their
own environment, in the water
a few feet under the boat. Scuba
gear supplied."


A video showing Shark Bite Charters hauling in a tiger
shark, like these above, caused a commotion from resi-
dents aghast at the killing.

What Greaux is doing is not ille- Park waters. To catch them legally,
gal since tiger sharks are not on the even for recreational purposes, a
Endangered Species List and he is fisherman does need a Highly Mi-
not catching them in VI. National gratory Species permit.


Commercially fishing the ani-
mals would require additional
permits and licenses and even
then operators are only allowed
to catch one per day, according to
Bryan DeAngelis, a scientist with
the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration.
What is worrying officials in the
marine industry about Greaux's
operation is the potential impact
of targeting a key part of the food
chain and ecosystem and propa-
gating old misconceptions about
tiger sharks.
"They are an important part of
the ecosystem and food chain,"
said DeAngelis. "Like other top
predators they have an important
role to play. They control the food
web from the top down so if they
are being eliminated the next level
increases and you can continue to
follow that link all the way down
to level of our coral reefs."
"It's also a continuation of
what we were hoping was an out-
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an all volunteer nonprofit group
which has been in existence since
1988. KATS formula is simple -
put motivated community volun-
teers in a structured sea based edu-
cational program and out comes
more confident, knowledgeable
youth.
St. John kids as young as
8-years-old start with basic row-
ing and seamanship and progress
through several levels which reach
all the way to advanced skills that
prepare young people for college
sailing teams, careers in the ma-
rine industry and even as far as a
track to the Olympics.
The program gives local chil-
dren an activity while introducing
them to their environment, ex-
plained Jennifer Robinson, secre-
tary-treasurer of KATS.
"Kids need activity - what
better way than fun on the water,"
said Robinson. "KATS prepares
kids for life through meeting the
challenges of knot tying, boat
maintenance, and racing technique
and strategy. They develop self
confidence and an ability to think
on their feet."
Robinson talked about the ac-
complishments of a number of
recent KATS graduates which in-
clude members of college sailing
teams Sarah Swan (Eckerd), Ian
Beam (Tufts), Neil Ford (Old Do-
minion), Matt Ford (Eckerd) and
Angelo Raimondi (Texas), as well
as those earning their living in the
marine industry like Revel Boulon
and Dane Tarr, and even an Olym-


pic hopeful, Mimi Roller.
Roller is a wonderful example
of the impact of KATS on kids.
She was kind enough to interrupt
her finals preparation at St. Mary's
College of Maryland to share her
thoughts on KATS and what the
program has done for her.
'7 started KA TS first when I was
8 or 9 and initially quit because I
had been frightened by the big
boats and my lack of understand-
ing of the elements. My brother
had started at the same time as me,
but he kept up with it, and soon
he began c,'iij.,nig in regattas.
Since Hugo and I are so close in
age, there has always been a lot of
sibling rivalry between us, so once
he started doing well in regattas,
naturally I wanted to start sailing
again.
"I went back to K4TS when I
was 10, and my desire to beat my
brother definitely fueled my pas-
sion for sailing initially. But the
more I went to KATS, I began to
appreciate sailing for more than a
means in which I could try to be
better than my brother The high-
light of each weekend for me was
m,.. ,1 to go to KATS.
.i i,. . from the morning
i....'"^. to the motor boat ride
from Skinny Legs to Johnson 's Bay
where all of the kids would rush
out of the boat in the hopes to get
the best equipment of all the boats,
to the sailing itself is ''in,. 1,inig I
will always remember The instruc-
tors were always so friendly help-
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By Jim Furneaux
St. John Tradewinds
The organizers of this year's
Commodore's Cup Regatta, being
hosted May 14 and 15, are calling
on the community to support what
is annually the largest fund miser
for the Kids And The Sea St. John
program.
"KATS is the single most impor-
tant program on island to promote
development of our youth through
hands on education of sailing
and the sea," St. John Yacht Club
Commodore Scott Barnett said.
"We are calling all hands to par-
ticipate by sailing, buying raffle
tickets and attending the pre- and
post-race activities. "
The regatta will be this week-
end using Skinny Legs in Coral
Bay as its base of operations. The
Skipper's Meeting will start there
at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, with
the start of the race scheduled for
10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, just off
Johnson's Bay.
There will be an after race party
at Skinny Legs on both Saturday
and Sunday afternoons with an
awards ceremony as well on Sun-
day. The Regatta is organized by
the St. John Yacht Club, Coral
Bay Yacht Club and Nauti Yacht
Club and major sponsors include
Budget Marine and Cruzan Rum.
Entry forms are available at Con-
nections East and West, St. John
Hardware or by calling Barnett at
626-0702.
All of the money raised by the
regatta goes entirely to KATS,


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CBCC Meeting To Focus on Uses for Five-Acre Parcel


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay might be seeing a
new reverse osmosis plant, water
storage tanks and standpipes.
Or the area might see a "con-
venience center" where residents
would be able to drop off waste,
recyclables and compost. Or both.
The future of a five-acre parcel
of government land located at 6-4
Carolina just off Centerline Road,
will be the focus of a Coral Bay
Community Council planning ses-
sion on Monday night, May 9, at 6
p.m. at Guy Benjamin School.
The group will be discussing
proposed uses for the five acres
of unused government land, ex-
plained CBCC president Sharon
Coldren.
"Parcel 6-4 Carolina is currently
being used by Department of Pub-
lic Works for storage of landslide
fill and other materials," said Col-
dren. "Just recently, two propos-
als have been made for the land.
There are probably about three
acres of usable land on the site,
given that the main gut is one the
western portion - where CBCC
is doing the sediment detention


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by CBCC


Parcel 6-4 Carolina, above, will be the focus of CBCC's planning series meeting on May
9, when the group will discuss proposed uses for the five-acre site.


work - and some of the land is
very steep."
The parcel is not zoned, but is


located below residential areas
zoned R-1 and R-2. While many
residents believe the land was ear-


marked for recreation purposes
when the Marsh family donated it
to the government, no such restric-


tions exist, according to Coldren.
"While a number of people
in the community are under the
impression that this government
owned land is 'deed-restricted' to
be used for parks and recreation,
a review of the deed and the leg-
islation for the government pur-
chasing the property in the 1960s
shows that there are no restrictions
on the Government's use," said
Coldren. "Within the V.I. Govern-
ment, Parks and Recreation has
the management control, but 'sign
off' authority is Property and Pro-
curement."
Water And Power Authority is
proposing to use a roughly three-
quarter-acre portion of the site for
a water storage tank and standpipes
in anticipation of a Reverse Osmo-
sis plant being constructed in the
Fortsberg area of the Coral Bay
waterfront, explained Coldren.
WAPA is in the process of ap-
plying to Department of Planning
and Natural Resources, Division
of Coastal Zone Management to
construct a roughly 50,000 gallon
RO plant on flat land in the Forts-
berg area, Coldren explained.
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St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Community
Council hosted a two-hour clean
up of the mangrove area behind
the dumpsters in Coral Bay on
Saturday, April 30.
More than 10 volunteers turned
up to pull plastic and other trash
out of the mangroves. Most trash
had been blown there from the
overloaded dumpsters, although
some - like two television sets
- appeared to have been placed


there by people!
Thanks to the volunteers who
pulled the plastic and fabric from
the mud so that the land crabs can
burrow again. Thanks to the people
who picked up plastic containers.
Dengue mosquitoes - which only
breed in artificial containers, not
natural swamps or ponds - will
have few breeding places now!
CBCC thanks: Bill Fisk; David
Silverman; Raf, Thia and Allegra
Muilenberg; Carey Mercurio;


Karen and Rob Vahling; Bruce
Swanson; and Mary Ladner who
gave their time and backs to this
clean up.
Thanks also V.I. National Park
for the bags, Love City Minimart
for cold drinks, Friends of VINP
for gloves and Steve Hendren of
Sunny Rock Construction for
hauling the debris.
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Go ahead and park, it's open!
Although there was no fanfare, the Enighed Pond Marine Facil-
ity parking lot is officially open, Senator at Large Craig Barshinger
was assured by Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl
Smalls last week.
During the swearing in ceremony of Department of Planning
and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes and V.I. Ter-
ritorial Emergency Management Agency Director Elton Lewis on
Tuesday, May 3, Barshinger questioned the head of DPW about the
$998,450 parking lot.
"I told Mr. Smalls that I had observed that the barricades were
down at the Enighed lot and I asked him if it was open," said the
Senator at Large. "He said, 'Yes.' I asked if there would be a ribbon
cutting ceremony to commemorate this important event."
"He said, 'I will have to work on it,'" said Barshinger. "He said,
'It's open - you can park there.'"
The 151-space gravel parking lot on V.I. Port Authority land was
designed by St. Thomas-based architecture firm deJongh and Asso-
ciates and the almost $1 million contract was awarded to Wharton
Smith.
Although the bulk of work on the parking lot was completed sev-
eral weeks ago, issues with handicapped parking, fencing, drainage
and lighting delayed the opening of the lot to the public.
The gravel ground cover of the lot, including the seven desig-
nated handicapped parking spaces, did not meet Americans with
Disabilities Act requirements, according to officials. The six-foot
fence surrounding the area did not comply with Department of
Homeland Security regulations which require an eight-foot struc-
ture, and the solar lighting erected in the area was deemed too dark,
according to government officials.
The area is also prone to flooding, with the issue apparently
stemming from inadequate drainage pipes in the roadway adjacent
to the lot, according to officials.
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VINP Okays CORE To Use Modified

Spears in Certain Park Waters

for Fight Against Predator Lionfish


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
V.I. National Park officials gave the go-ahead to
allow limited modified spear fishing in park waters in
order to boost the fight against Lionfish.
Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education
(CORE) Foundation was issued a permit last week by
VINP to allow for modified spear fishing to remove
Lionfish in certain areas, explained VINP's Chief of
Resource Management Rafe Boulon.
"It's not spear fishing," said Boulon. "We've per-
mitted CORE, and probably just the principals of
CORE, to use a modified spear to remove Lionfish in
cryptic-type water where you can't use a net. Where
nets are easy to use, there will not be any use of modi-
fied spears."
CORE was formed in 2008 in St. Croix by avid
scuba diver Joe Gulli to fight the spread of Lionfish
in local waters. Since likely being dumped into the
Atlantic Ocean in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, Li-
onfish - which are native to the Pacific Ocean -
have wreaked havoc on coral reefs from Florida to
the Bahamas.
The fish have no natural predators in the Atlantic
Ocean or Caribbean Sea and feed on reef fish with a
voracious appetite. The fish decimate reef fish popula-
tions, which leads to degradation of the reefs as seen
in vast swaths of damaged corals in the Bahamas.
CORE was formed to organize the effort to eradi-
cate Lionfish across the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
and the Caribbean. Karl Pytlik is the St. John CORE
coordinator and he has trained dozens of volunteers to
search for and remove the fish.
Pytlik monitors messages from people who report
sightings of the fish and has helped VINP manage the
invasive species, explained Boulon.
"Karl has been instrumental in removing 90 plus
percent of Lionfish from park waters and all around
St. John," said Boulon. "He's a real go-getter in terms
of the Lionfish. We don't have the time or the people
to be out there following up on every report without
sacrificing our other projects."
"Karl and CORE have been an incredible help to
us and we just wanted to legalize the modified spear
use in order to enable them to use the spears," said
Boulon.
The permit comes with strict restrictions detail-
ing when the modified spears are to be used and the
permit must be on the swimmer at all times, Boulon
added.
VINP's issuing of the permit itself highlights the
severity of the threat posed by Lionfish.
"We are doing everything we can to remove Li-
onfish from the area," said Boulon. "Our focus is to
protect fish habitats, mangrove areas and shallow
reef areas. We can't cover everything obviously, but
CORE has been a huge help."
Even with CORE's help, however, the fight against
the Lionfish will not be an easy battle, Boulon add-
ed.


"The best we can hope for is to keep the numbers
low enough in critical areas so they are not doing sig-
nificant damage," said the VINP Chief of Resource
Management. "But unless something really dramatic
happens - some viral epidemic sweeps through or a
new predator comes around - the Lionfish problem
is going to be forever more."
The new permit to use modified spears in VINP
waters will go a long way to help CORE's effort, Py-
tlik explained
"The permit is great," he said. "There are a lot of
times where you can't use a net. This will absolutely
help the fight."
Since Pytlik joined CORE's Lionfish eradication
effort a year ago, the group has removed more than
150 fish from local waters, he explained.
"To date, we're well over 150 fish," said Pytlik.
"The first Lionfish was found a year ago March. The
largest Lionfish we've caught is no more than 10
inches."
"We just got an eight-inch fish out of Peter Bay two
days ago and we are generally finding fish measur-
ing five to eight inches," said Pytlik. Iiisuall% if they
are smaller than nine inches, they are not mature and
can't breed. Most of the ones we are still finding are
under that which is great because it means we are still
facing a lot of juveniles."
"I would say there are very little, if any, eggs being
laid here in St. John waters," he said.
While the task is daunting, Pytlik remains optimis-
tic about the battle.
"I believe we have a fighting chance," he said.
"There are a lot of people who work in the park and
on charters who still haven't seen one. We are doing a
good job and we can tell because the areas where fish
have popped up, we go and take them out and then go
back and they're not there anymore."
Pytlik responds to calls reporting sightings of the
fish at least several times at week, he explained.
"I guess I really got going on this in August and
since then I get calls easily several times a week,"
said Pytlik. "It started slow, and then we got a really
big push in January and February and then it slowed
down again. But we consistently get at least two to
three sightings a week and very rarely do I get anyone
who misidentifies a fish."
Snorklers should carry Lionfish markers, available
at Friends of the Park Store and island dive shops,
with them at all times and call CORE at 340-201-
2342 to report sightings.
Pytlik continues to give presentations on the fish at
Maho Bay Camps twice a month. Call the eco-resort
at 776-6226 for the date of his next presentation. As
the territory and the region continue to face the Lion-
fish threat, the stakes should not be underestimated,
Pytlik added.
"It's very simple, we have to protect what we all
live off which is the environment," he said. "This is
a tourist destination and the least anyone can do is
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Eighth Annual Power Swim Expecting 200

Swimmers; Competition Coming from Off-Island


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
If the numbers from early registration are any indi-
cation, this year's Beach to Beach Power Swim could
be one of the biggest yet.
It's safe to say the word is out about the event -
40 off-island competitors from as far away as Ha-
waii, Spain and Trinidad had already registered for
the Sunday, May 29, Friends of the VI. National Park
fundraiser as of last week.
The eighth annual Power Swim will see swim-
mers race from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay in the
one-mile short course; Maho Bay to Trunk Bay in
the two-and-a-quarter-mile intermediate course; and
Maho Bay to Hawksnest in the three-and-a-half-mile
long course. Swimmers will compete in the assisted
category, where fins, mask and snorkel are permitted,
and in the unassisted category, where they rely solely
on their own bodies to do the job.
While aspects of the race have been fine-tuned
over the years, thorough planning during the race's
inception ensured that few major changes have been
necessary.
"It's pretty much what people have grown to ex-
pect over the years," said Friends of the VINP Presi-
dent Joe Kessler. "Back at the beginning we took a
lot of time in trying to get it right. It's a fun, really
cool event."
Aside from showcasing the VINP's waters and
beaches, the event raises money for the VINP's Learn
to Swim program.
The Beach to Beach Power Swim is fun for specta-
tors too thanks to the three different finish lines where
onlookers can cheer swimmers on, and the after party
at Oppenheimer, where awards are doled out.
Such a big event simply couldn't take place with-
out volunteers, and the Friends relies on nearly 100
people, from timers at the finish lines to kayakers in
the water, who help ensure the swimmers' safety.
"As always, we devote a lot of attention to safety,"
said Kessler. "We'll have 25 kayaks in the water along


"We devote a lot of attention to
safety. We'll have 25 kayaks in the
water along with several standup
paddle boarders. Then we'll have
five or six power boats, a couple
National Park Service patrol
boats, the St. John Rescue boat,
and Rescue volunteers on other
boats and the beaches."
-Joe Kessler, president
Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park


with several standup paddle boarders. Then we'll
have five or six power boats, a couple National Park
Service patrol boats, the St. John Rescue boat, and
Rescue volunteers on other boats and the beaches."
Race organizers expect upwards of 250 swimmers
at this year's event. Everyone who completes the race
will receive a medal, and everyone who registers re-
ceives a shirt and goody bag. Trophies for those who
place near the top have been provided by Maho's
glass blowing program.
As an additional fundraising aspect of the race, the
Friends are encouraging swimmers to seek out spon-
sors who will donate a certain amount per mile com-
pleted, or simply if the swimmer finishes the race.
This "Race for a Reason" component of the power
swim was introduced last year, and organizers are ex-
pecting an even better response this year.
The third and final practice swim is scheduled for
May 15 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Maho Bay, and the
prerace meeting will be on May 28, at the Maho Bay
Camps restaurant at 5 p.m.
To donate, volunteer, or sign up to compete, con-
tact Friends Program Manager Audrey Penn at 779-
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The Management of V.I. National Park and Coral
Reef National Monument last week reminded all
boaters holding 2010 storm refuge permits to contact
the Park immediately in order to keep the permitted
spot in Hurricane Hole for the 2011 hurricane sea-
son.
VINP management will assume the boaters who
have not contacted the Park by May 24, do not intend
to utilize the spot that was permitted in 2010. Boaters
are asked to send an email to Esther Francis@nps.
gov and let her know their intentions, and receive an
application for renewal.
Boaters can also send or drop off a letter stating
their desire to retain their spot from 2010. Boaters
must fill out an application for the 2011 season in
order for the Park to have up-to-date information on


boat owners as well as their vessels.
In the email or letter, please provide the owner's/
captain's name, vessel's name, and the location of
the 2010 permit (example - Otter-3). For those, who
had temporary permits for a portion of last year, a
park official will let them know if the original permit
holder elects to not use the spot this year, thus forfeit-
ing their spot.
Once Park Management knows how many spots
are to be retained by 2010 permit holders, a draw-
ing for the remainders will be conducted at 9 a.m on
Saturday, May 28.
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St. John Tradewinds, May 9-15, 2011 11


Experts Call for Another Active Hurricane Season


VINP Hosting 2011

Summer Youth

Conservation Corp

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. National Park Superinten-
dent Mark Hardgrove announced
that VINP will be hosting the An-
nual Youth Conservation Corps
(YCC) Program again this sum-
mer.
The YCC Program provides an
opportunity for youths to be em-
ployed for an eight-week period
while gaining an understanding
and appreciation about the con-
servation mission for the National
Park Service.
The program will employ five
youths and a Youth Leader. Partici-
pants will be involved in a variety
of duties associated with park op-
erations and earn $7.25 and hour.
The eight-week program will begin
on June 27 and end on August 19.
Applicants must be between 15
and 18 years of age and a U.S. citi-
zen, or have permanent residency
status. Interested youths may pick
up an application at the VINP Visi-
tor Center in Cruz Bay between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until
May 18.
Applicants will be chosen based
on their responses from an inter-
view. For more information contact
Vanessa Taliaferro-Robinson, Ad-
ministrative Officer, at 776-6201,
ext. 260.


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The 2011 hurricane season is just around
comer - the season officially starts on June
1 - and experts are calling for an active
one.
Bill Gray and Phil Klotzbach of Colora-
do State University's Tropical Meteorology
Project released their latest predictions for
the 2011 hurricane season in April and the
data warns of another above-average sea-
son.
"We estimate that 2011 will have about
nine hurricanes (average is 5.9), 16 named
storms (average is 9.6), 80 named storm
days (average is 49.1), 35 hurricane days
(average is 24.5), five major (Category 3-4-
5) hurricanes (average is 2.3) and 10 major
hurricane days (average is 5.0)," according
to the Extended Range Forecast of Atlantic
Seasonal Hurricane Activity and Landfall
Strike Probability for 2011.
Meteorologists with CSU's Tropical Me-
teorology Project have been issuing predic-
tions for 27 years and use 29 years of data to
make their predictions.
"We believe that seasonal forecasts must
be based on methods that show significant
hindcast skill in application to long periods
of prior data," according to the report. "It is
only through hindcast skill that one can dem-
onstrate that seasonal forecast skill is pos-
sible. This is a valid methodology provided
that the atmosphere continues to behave in
the future as it has in the past."
The scientists also predict the probability
of landfall along the U.S. coastline and the
Caribbean. While the report does not include
data for the U.S. Virgin Islands, landfall


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"For the island of Puerto Rico, the prob-
ability of a named storm, hurricane and ma-
jor hurricane tracking within 50 miles of the
island this year is 50 percent, 26 percent, and
8 percent, respectively," according to the re-
port.
The report also includes data which dis-
pels the notion that global warming is to
blame to for increased hurricane activity.
"Some researchers have tried to link the


rising C02 levels with SST [sea surface tem-
perature] increases during the late 20th cen-
tury and say that this has brought on higher
levels of hurricane intensity," according to
the report. "These speculations that hurri-
cane intensity has increased due to C02 in-
creases have been given much media atten-
tion; however, we believe that they are not
valid, given current observational data. "It
has been tempting for many who do not have
a strong background of hurricane informa-
tion to jump on this recent increase in major
hurricane activity as strong evidence of a hu-
man influence on hurricanes."
"It should be noted, however, that the
last 16-year active major hurricane period
of 1995-2010 has not been more active than
the earlier 16-year period of 1949-1964
when the Atlantic Ocean circulation condi-
tions were similar to what has been observed
during the last 16 years," according to Gray
and Klotzbach's report. "These earlier ac-
tive conditions occurred even though atmo-
spheric C02 amounts were lower during
the earlier period. Although global surface
temperatures increased during the late 20th
century, there is no reliable data to indicate
increased hurricane frequency or intensity in
any of the globe's other tropical cyclone ba-
sins since 1972."
Gray and Klotzbach will issue their next
forecasts for the 2011 hurricane season on
Wednesday, June 1, and August 1. From
August through October, the meteorologists
will issue two-week forecasts. A verification
and discussion of all 2011 forecasts will be
issued in late November. All of these fore-
casts are available at http://hurricane.atmos.
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Cruz Bay and includes a bulkhead
and finger pier where park vessels
are docked. As a result of com-
mercial barge and ferry boat traf-
fic in Cruz Bay Creek, sediment
has built up reducing the depth of
water near the Visitor Center. Due
to the sediment buildup, over one
third of the park service bulkhead
is no longer accessible by boat.


The National Park Service is
proposing to dredge Cruz Bay
Creek and construct a floating boat
pier adjacent to the park's boat
ramp. An Environmental Assess-
ment is being prepared to analyze
the potential for impacts of the pro-
posed project on the human, physi-
cal, and natural environment.
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clude the removal of approximate-
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the Bovoni Landfill on St. Thom-
as. Three conceptual design alter-
natives are being considered for
the proposed floating boat pier. A
scoping newsletter has been pre-
pared to solicit public comments
on the proposed project.
Copies of the scoping newslet-
ter are available at the VINP Visi-
tor Center at 1300 Cruz Bay Creek
in Cruz Bay, St. John. The news-
letter will also be available on the
National Park Service's Planning,
Environment, and Public Com-
ment website http://parkplanning.
nps.gov. Under "Choose a Park"
click on "Virgin Islands Nation-
al Park" and follow the link to
"Dredge Little Cruz Bay EA."
The public is asked to submit
comments by June 13. It is NPS
practice to make all comments,
including names and addresses
of respondents who provide that
information, available for public
review.
Individuals may request that
the NPS withhold their name and/
or address from public disclosure.
To do this, commenters using the
website can make such a request
by checking the box "keep my
contact information private." If
submitting written comments,
please state this request at the be-
ginning of the comment. The NPS
will honor such requests to the ex-
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St. John Tradewinds
From time to time, I review the
descriptions of St. John written for
tourist publications in order to see
how accurately they portray our is-
land to our visitors.
One of my pet peeves is the
number of publications that mis-
spell Laurance Rockefeller's first
name. Granted the spelling is


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Historical


Bits & Pieces
by Chuck Pishko


unique but it is his family's and
should be honored as such. Laur-
ance was named after his beloved
maternal grandmother Laura
Spelman, hence Laurance.
Another pet peeve is identifying
a property or plantation with only
one of the owners. For example,
the Annaberg Plantation is referred
to as James Murphy's property


even though he only held it for 10
years.
His Annaberg claim to fame is
that he combined a number of plan-
tations into one "super" plantation.
He developed an economy of scale
including specialized teams of
workers (slaves) who would be
moved from plantation to planta-
tion to concentrate and refine their


efforts. Murphy, a former notori-
ous slave trader, built a super-kill-
ing machine that worked scores of
enslaved Africans to death.
Annaberg is a stellar attraction
within the Virgin Islands National
Park and is noted for the size and
relative completeness of the facto-
ry complex. Murphy constructed a
state-of-the-art processing facility.
The laborers' village is said to
offer a rare glimpse at the life-
ways and living conditions of the
"individuals of African descent"
who physically constructed the
complex, cultivated the fields,
and operated, serviced and main-
tained the factories (D. Knight,
Annaberg, p 50). N.B. "Individu-
als of African descent" would bet-
ter read c nslLi cd Africans stolen
from their homes and lifeways."
While it's true that all the physical
structures you see were developed


under Murphy's tenure, it doesn't
tell the whole rich story.
For example, not much has
been reported on Owen Sheridan,
the "overseer" of Annaberg. He
was in fact the manager. Sheridan
was wealthy in is own right own-
ing a plantation in Botany Bay, St.
Thomas, which he willed to Janus
Murphy, the son of James Mur-
phy.
Sheridan was also a principal
in the auction sale of Haulover
Estate. He purchased Haulover
for Seth Smith, Jr. He referred to
James Murphy in his will as "my
worthy friend". (WI Test. Book
1802-07. P. 785). An interesting
bequest in the will was "100 piec-
es of eight ($100) yearly to John,
son of wench Martha belonging to
James Murphy, Esq. until his ap-
prenticeship is out when he will
Continued on Page 17


Wagapalooza To Feature New

Attractions for Kids andAdults


St. John Tradewinds
The main feature of Wagapa-
looza, the St. John Animal Care
Center's annual spring fundraiser
being hosted this year on Satur-
day, May 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Winston Wells ball field in Cruz
Bay, has always been the island-
style dog show.
Waga (as it's popularly known)
features zany categories like Best
Spot, Best Tail, Best Lap Dog,
and, this year, Best Cow Hound.
Another major attraction in re-
cent years has been the food stall.
"Top Dog," ACC's catering crew,
features innovative, delicious food
and beverage choices. Jennifer
Troisi, Top Dog's top dog, an-
nounced that this year's Waga cu-
linary selections will include beef,
chicken, and vegetarian shish-ke-
bobs. As usual, the servings will
be enormous and scrumptious.
Abig Waga attraction will be the
Pet Photo Opp. The booth will of-
fer free high-quality photographs
of dog and owner Waga attendees
taken on the spot. A number of
the island's well-known photogra-
phers are also offering candid pho-
tos via the web without charge.
Bob Schlesinger of Tropical Fo-
cus Photography is spearheading
the photography staff with Lau-
rence Maultsby and Emily Rose
Caspe of Accidental Photography


in front of the green screen. And
island newcomer, Yelena Rogers,
who has contributed her expertise
to ACC's Facebook parade of dogs
for adoption, will make her public
debut at the 2011 Waga.
New attractions to include chil-
dren in the festivities are also being
created. An example is a children's
table at Waga where the Wild West
hound dog will be printed out for
coloring. Completed artwork will
be signed and displayed at the
show.
ACC is hoping to have a des-
ignated volunteer available at the
table at all times and perhaps ever
provide cold lemonade and cook-
ies to the hard-working artists.
Last, but not least, will be a
Grand Finale parade of any chil-
dren attending Waga with their
dogs (on leashes). Boys and girls
up to the age of 18 will be invit-
ed to form a procession to march
around the fairgrounds. ACC is re-
viewing suggestions for favors to
be given to each and every parade
participant.
Waga is only two weeks away
so finish training those dogs for
their tricks and putting final touch-
es onto those costumes.
For more information about
Waga and for on-line registration
of show dogs, log into http://wa-
gapalooza.com.


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Keeping Track of Crime


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


2011-TO-DATE
Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 0
Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 0
2nd Degree Burglaries: 3
3rd Degree Burglaries: 7
Grand Larcenies: 21
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Letters To St. John Tradewinds


Governor Created Financial Crisis


WHAT DO



YOU THINK?

Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.vi


NEXT DEADLINE:

THURSDAY, MAY 12TH


due, in large part, to your inane de-
cision a while ago to illegally send
us property tax bills based on the
absurd ncI " valuations, when all
along, you could have been send-
ing them out based on the 1998
valuations. Instead you wait until
we are in a financial crisis.


Had you had the sense to do this
we wouldn't be in the bind we're
in now. Passing the blame onto the
Senate is cowardly!
And this situation is pretty much
why I chose NOT to vote for you
in the last election!
Deborah Ramsay


Performing Miracles Everday


Christ tried to teach us that we
have to be "born again as little
children" to become part of God.
Being born again means to be
without an ego that controls us, to
be able to use our knowledge and
understanding without being con-
trolled by our emotions.
To be able to react to every cir-
cumstance, every aspect of our
lives guided by our knowledge of
good and evil and to practice it un-
til we automatically choose good
as a way of being. Christ tried to
teach us that giving to, helping,
and honoring each other is a way
to get to that state of being.
This way works and you can
begin today to practice it during
every encounter you have with an-
other person. You may fail some
of the time, but as you keep do-
ing it, it will become more natural
and you will begin to have a much
greater appreciation of others and
of yourself.
All religions and other forms
of personal help programs try to
teach the same thing: live your life
helping others; live in the present
moment; and have total control
over yourself- very simple.
There are many "ways" or tools
such as praying, mediating, fast-
ing, talking, some cultures even
use mind altering drugs but the
goal is the same; to create an envi-
ronment in our consciousness that
allows us to be totally connected


and in harmony with everything
in this cosmos, or to be one with
God.
To get to this point we must be
able to overcome the emotional
control that our ego has over us,
the ego puts us in the position to
have to evaluate whether to choose
good or evil in every circumstance
in our daily lives and often allows
us to choose the opposite of good.
Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40
nights in the desert to be "one with
God." The Buddha fasted until he
almost died, gave up fasting and
then meditated for 49 days to be-
come "enlightened." We each have
to find our own "way."
Whether we consider wrong
ways of living evil or just consider
them wrong, human beings can-
not continue to live on this planet
in the way were are living today.
We are totally out of synchronicity
with all other forms of life and the
rest of the cosmos and there is no
possibility that we will be able to
survive in this way.
We live in a very unique com-
munity in many ways. We are
a small insular community and
people in general are very accept-
ing of each other. When I left New
Hampshire when I walked down
the street as I approached someone
we each looked away, no one said
"good morning" to someone that
they did not know.
In this community people ex-


pect you to say "good morning"
even if you don't know them. If
you say good morning to the peo-
ple you meet and actually care if
they are having a good day and if
you direct your actions towards
helping them to have a good day
you make a huge positive impact
on your own well being.
There is nothing we can do that
brings greater real pleasure than
helping other people. We really
can perform miracles and we can
do it in our daily lives. There really
does not seem to be a limit to the
powers that human beings have
and the things that we can do if we
begin to live our lives individually
in synch with our cosmos, which is
being one with God.
Most scientists agree that we
are going to experience more and
more changes in our weather and
our environmental conditions. We
will be seeing more erratic weath-
er, higher tides, possible rises in
sea level, more intense storms and
sever environmental degradation
of our oceans.
These changes could have a
huge impact on this community
long before they do in other parts
of the world. These changes can
provide us with an opportunity to
really begin to live our lives in a
very different way if we choose to
begin now to really help each other
and to grow ourselves.
Greg Miller


There's a Consignment Shop


...at The Lumberyard complex
and it's just what St. John needs.
It's perfect for new arrivals.
They can get pretty much anything
they want to outfit an apartment
and without going to St. Thomas.
The store is also run by a savvy
business woman. Her name is Lori
and she's a pleasure to deal with. I


like her because she is ethical.
I literally gave her some items
to consign without asking any-
thing in return, she noticed some
items of value and insisted that I
take a cut.
Yes, those who are leaving
the island can also consign items
there. The merchandise that is for


sale is priced comparatively to K-
mart and of higher quality.
Let's support a local vendor;
check out the cosignment shop at
The Lumberyard complex. Buy
and sell what you need on St.
John.
Grateful Resident


Dear Governor deJongh,
After reading the piece in the
May 2-8 issue of the Tradewinds
re: you, our Governor, dissing our
Senate for our financial crisis, I
felt compelled to write this.
It is bewildering to me that you
can't see that our financial woes are


J







St. John Tradewinds, May 9-15, 2011 15


Letters To St. John Tradewinds


Caneel Bay Resort Is Largest Employer on St. John

and Key To Marketing Territory as Tourism Destination


As Managing Director, I would like to respond
on behalf of Caneel Bay Resort, to the St. John
Tradewinds article in your April 25 to May 1 2011
edition entitled "Sen. Hill Calls for Investigation of
Cancel Bay Resort Employment Practices."
In the past, we have hosted Sen. Hill for meetings
at Cancel Bay with our key team members and we
wanted to address some of the points included in the
article.
Our resort is a seasonal business that relies on
travellers to St. John, and hotel occupancy levels that
fluctuate throughout the year. Sadly, the entire hos-
pitality industry suffered from the global economic
downturn that began in 2009 and the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands, and specifically Caneel Bay was not immune to
these adverse effects.
Contrary to the St. John Tradewinds article that
stated "Caneel Bay closes its doors several times a
year unassociated with seasonal activity," the record
will substantiate that Caneel Bay suspended business
operations only during the traditionally slow business
months of September and October in 2009 and 2010
due to the economy and a sharply lower number of
visitors to St. John.
These temporary business suspensions were used
by Cancel Bay as an opportunity to make capital im-
provements to the resort to help with future business.
Employee benefits continued during the temporary
suspension of hotel guest operations and slightly more
than 100 employees were retained on Caneel's pay-
roll as part of the improvement process and grounds
team.
To complete the capital improvements during the
closure, Caneel Bay worked with a locally licensed
contractor. Individuals with specific skills were need-
ed to accomplish certain aspects of the work. While
we recommended to the contractor that it consider
using those of our employees who had the required
skills, ultimately the composition of the workforce
used to complete the work on time and budget was
determined by the licensed contractor.
Cancel Bay is one of the largest contributors to


the economic well-being of the territory in terms of
dollars returned to the Virgin Islands economy. Our
annual number of employees at Caneel Bay ranges
between 450 and 460; with almost 95 percent being
residents of the Virgin Islands. Eighty-nine percent of
the employees represent a core employed on a regular
full-time basis.
All full-time employees are eligible to participate
in the benefits provided by the resort, including health
and life insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid
bereavement leave, retirement income benefits, dis-
counts, and other ancillary benefits.
Not only is the resort the largest employer on St.
John and one of the largest employers in the entire
U.S. Virgin Islands, a recent analysis conducted by
the staff of the V.I. Economic Development Authority
concluded that for every $100,000 in tax abatements
that Caneel Bay receives from the Virgin Islands Gov-
ernment, the resort contributes approximately $3.5
million dollars into the Virgin Islands economy.
Moreover, Caneel Bay's reputation as a world class
resort is a key to marketing the U.S. Virgin Islands as
a tourism destination by the VI. Department of Tour-
ism.
As we have in the past, we would be pleased to
welcome Sen. Hill to Caneel Bay in order to continue
an open dialogue.
We are as committed to the well-being of our loyal
and dedicated employees that work with us every day
at the resort as we are to providing a fully satisfactory
experience to our guests.
Thank you for allowing us to share this letter with
your readership.
Yours sincerely,
Mr. Nikolay Hotze
Editor's Note:
The article mentioned above was a press release
issued by Senator Louis Patrick Hill's office, and
"Caneel Bay closes its doors several times a year un-
associated with seasonal activity," was a direct quote
taken from Sen. Hill's letter to EDC Director Percival
Clouden.


St. John Tradewinds
Pistarckle Theater will host auditions for their
summer, musical theater production camp "An-
nie" for children between the ages of 9 and 17 on
June 11.
Auditions will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. In-
terested participants are required to present a short
song and monologue of their choosing. The camp
runs from June 13 to July 16.
Save $25 by registering early on May 14 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Award winning director Erica
Sutherlin from last years camp "The Wiz" will
be returning this summer to keep you on the edge


of your seats once again with this classic produc-
tion.
"Annie" is the classic story of a little girl who
dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One
day, Annie is chosen to stay for one week with the
famous billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks. One week
turns into many, and the only person standing in
the way of Annie's fun is Miss Hannigan, the gin-
soaked ruler of the orphanage. Featuring hits like
"It's a hard knock Life" and "Tomorrow" this is a
show no one will want to miss.
To purchase advance tickets before it sells out,
go to pistarckletheater.vi.


MS Support Meeting on May 10
Great News for people living with a Multiple Sclerosis diag-
nosis. Join a support/focus group at the next meeting on Tuesday,
May 10. Contact Florence at 774-7188 for meeting location or
more information.

CBCC May 16 Planning Series:

WAPA's Coral Bay R/O Proposal

The Coral Bay Community Council's planning discussion se-
ries continued on Monday, May 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in room
six of Guy Benjamin School.
The group will discuss a proposed use for Parcel 6-4 Carolina.
Parks and Recreations, Public Works, WAPA and WMA all have
possible uses for this site. At the meeting, CBCC will look at
another proposal for use of part of the site: a WAPA-owned wa-
ter tank and standpipe for water trucks to support a proposed re-
verse osmosis water-making plant on the bay with a presentation
by Tracy Roberts of Springline Architects and Amy Dempsey of
Biolmpacts.
Be part of these public planning discussions! Look for more
information on http://www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org/Land-
use.htm. For more information call the CBCC office at 776-2099.

Bureau of Internal Revenue

Issues Advisory to Employers

on Withholding Taxes

St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Claudette
Watson-Anderson last week reminded employers of the require-
ments for filing withholding taxes in the Virgin Islands.
Form 941VI, Employers Quarterly Virgin Islands Tax Return, is
due on the last day of the month following the end of each quarter.
The actual due dates are April 30, July 31, October 31 and Janu-
ary 31.
Employers must report all wages paid during the quarter on the
quarterly returns. Employers must also pay the withholding tax
deposits throughout the quarter, based on the appropriate deposit
schedule. Employers are monthly, semiweekly, or next day deposi-
tors based on the schedule. All deposits should be made when they
are due to avoid the imposition of penalties and interest.
BIR began mailing withholding tax bills to employers, includ-
ing those employers who may have paid the withholding tax in
full, but did not do so in a timely manner. These employers will be
subject to failure to deposit penalties and interest, and the bills will
reflect these amounts.
Taxpayers who have properly and timely filed and paid these
taxes, but receive a bill, are advised to contact the Bureau's office
immediately to ensure that records are updated.
Employers who withhold income taxes from the employees and
fail to remit them to the Bureau will also be subject to failure to
file and failure to deposit penalties, interest and a trust fund recov-
ery penalty.
The trust fund recovery penalty is assessed against the respon-
sible person or persons who the Bureau has determined is respon-
sible for collecting, accounting for, and paying the withholding
taxes, but who have willfully failed to remit these payments. All
persons who are in such positions are cautioned that these penal-
ties can be assessed against them personally.
Questions concerning withholding taxes should be directed to
the Yvonne Nisbett, Chief of Delinquent Accounts and Returns, at
773-1040.


Pistarckle Theater Hosting Auditions for "Annie"







16 St. John Tradewinds, May 9-15, 2011


Advertising Feted


Addy Awards

Continued from Page 4

Jamz Radio/Ackley Media Group.
Both men were hailed as pioneers and vi-
sionaries for their contributions within ad-
vertising and beyond, by ADDY Master of
Ceremonies and AAF USVI President Kevin
Hughes.
Ottley expanded on the need for setting the
tone for the next generation, and the impor-
tance of giving back to the community which is
key in his work and life. Clenance spoke to his
contributions and work specifically targeting
the young people of the Virgin Islands, through
his popular community shows, events and pro-
grams. Both men received standing ovations,
and were well received by the audience.
"I am definitely pleased with this year's
show, as we have taken this event to another
level," said Hughes. "We delivered a high
quality, polished show, with lots of deserving
winners. However, more importantly we rec-
ognized advertising and media greats Athniel
'Addie' Ottley and Rashidi Clenance which
demonstrates our organization's continuing
commitment to recognizing local trailblazers
who through their diverse efforts contribute to
advertising, media, and our community."
The theme of the show the "Magic of Ad-
vertising" was cleverly captured throughout
the night, by visual and audio representations
from the popular Harry Potter films interwo-
ven throughout the show. The show's theme
song "Magic" by B.O.B. opened and closed
the show, and got the audience in a magical
party mood.
The night came alive with the presenta-
tion of the Student Award Gold ADDY Award
which went to UVI Student Ad Club President
Recaldo Richardson, who invited the entire
Student Ad Club on to the stage, where they
were recognized and also received a standing
ovation, as representatives of the next genera-
tion of V.I. advertising leaders.
"The UVI ad club, the students, and the
younger generation in general are very impor-
tant to us as a club," said Lisa Jamil, VP. AAF
USVI. "In fact, a portion of the proceed from
the ADDY's will go towards our support of our
Internship Program, where the organization as-
sists students with finding meaningful intern-
ships and ultimately jobs within their chosen
fields of interest."
"It was a great evening, and I want to thank
everyone for attending, everyone had a great
time," said Jamil.
Nationally, the American Advertising Fed-
eration has 200 member clubs in 15 districts
within the U.S. and the Caribbean. The A.A.F.
U.S. Virgin Islands is a part of the 4th District,
which also includes Florida.


Addy Awards Winners from St. John


BEST OF PRINT - DONALD PLANTZ
HONORARY AWARD
MaLinda Media
St. John Magazine Issue No. 5
Magazine Design
The MaLinda Media team:
photographers, writers, graphic design

MAGAZINE DESIGN
Gold ADDY
MaLinda Media
St. Thomas Magazine Issue No. 2
The MaLinda Media team:
photographers, writers, graphic design

Gold ADDY
MaLinda Media
St. John Magazine Issue No. 5
The MaLinda Media team:
photographers, writers, graphic design

Silver ADDY
Red Sunset Publishing LLC
The Sun Times Magazine
Eloise Anderson, Owner
Colin Green, Art Director
Tony Judge, Art Director
Chiara Bajardi, Art Director

PUBLICATION EDITORIAL FEATURE
DESIGN
Gold ADDY
MaLinda Media
St. Thomas Magazine
Island Cooking With Three Great
Chefs
Steve Rockstein, Writer/photographer
MaLinda Nelson, Graphic design

Gold ADDY
Red Sunset Publishing LLC
Dirt-y Girls
Eloise Anderson, Creative Director
Chiara Bajardi, Art Director
Laurence Maultsby, Photography

Silver ADDY
MaLinda Media - St. Thomas
Magazine
Paradise Found
Carol Bareuther, Writer
Richard Gibson, Photographer
MaLinda Nelson, Graphic design

Silver ADDY
MaLinda Media - St. Thomas
Magazine
Discovering Paradise Below
Steve Simonsen, Photographer
MaLinda Nelson, Graphic design
Mauri Elbel, Writer

PUBLICATION COVER DESIGN
Gold ADDY
Red Sunset Publishing LLC
The Perspective Issue Cover Design
Eloise Anderson, Creative Director
Laurence Maultsby, Photographer
Tony Judge, Art Director/Graphic
Design

Silver ADDY
MaLinda Media
St. John Magazine Issue No. 5
Cover Design
Steve Simonsen, Photographer


Silver ADDY
Kate N Design, Inc.
St. John Phonebook Cover
Kate Norfleet, Illustrator


CONSUMER PRODUCTS WEBSITE
Silver ADDY
Great Dane, Inc.
St. John Electronic Guidebook
Barbara Jakobsen, Designer, Sec/
Treas, Great Dane, Inc.
Lee Stanciauskas, Graphics Designer,
Art Director, Great Dane, Inc.
Andrew Claussen, Web Designer,
Savant Media Group

PUBLIC SERVICE POINT OF
PURCHASE
Silver ADDY
Kate N Design, Inc.
Humane Society of St. Thomas
A Toast to Bollywood
Kate Norfleet, layout, design,
production
Joe Aubain, copywriting
Public Service TV

ADVERTISING SELF PROMOTION
Silver ADDY
Kate N Design, Inc
So many paths traveled
Kate Norfleet, copy, photography,
design, production

LOGO DESIGN
Gold ADDY
Red Sunset Publishing LLC
Sun Seekers
Eloise Anderson, Creative Director/
Project Manager
Colin Green, Graphic Design

SALES PRESENTATION KIT
Silver ADDY
Red Sunset Publishing LLC
Sun Times Magazine Sales Kit
Eloise Anderson, Creative Director
Sara Tieben, Art Director/Graphic
Design

SALES PROMOTION NEWSLETTER
Silver ADDY
Island Treasure Maps
St. Thomas Activity & Road Map
Newsletter
Denise Barbier, Managing Partner
Jennifer Knowles, Managing Partner

Silver ADDY
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St. John Activity & Road Map
Newsletter
Denise Barbier, Managing Partner
Jennifer Knowles, Managing Partner

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St. John Activity and Road Map
Brochure
(The Treasure Map)
Denise Barbier, Managing Partner
Jennifer Knowles, Managing Partner


Commodore's Cup

Continued from Page 6

ful and insightful and were really great
in establishing the basic fundamentals of
sailing and then helping transition young
kids into the world of competition.
"lA h. i ,i.h, ,,nt'ii, i'n'. in regattas and
,t" ..... ii, KATSwas always ,. ihlni
to be proud of KATS also taught me the
value in learning to sail outside of com-
p,. i, as well. Just knowing how to sail
as a life skill is very useful. G,. ini . onto
the water in any boat, no matter the size,
really makes you aware of the immensity
of the water and wind and the process of
discovering how the water and wind work
is one that is immeasurably p ,ii 1,i.
..', I use . ii.. ihi- I learned at
KA4TS in both college and international
sailing. On the college front, we just
qualified for all three of our final national
championships - Women ' Fleet Racing,
Coed Fleet Racing, and Team Racing. Igo
to St. Mary 's College of Maryland and we
are the only school in our district to have
qualified for all three nine years in a row.
"In college I both skipper and crew. On
the women ' team I am our division B skip-
per and I am heavy air crew on our coed
team. We are the defending champion in
national Team Racing and we hope to de-
fend our title and win the other divisions
as well.
"For international sailing, I will be
travelling to Germany, England, and Mex-
ico to compete in various regattas in hopes
to be able to qualify for the Virgin Islands
for the 2012 Olympics in England.
"K4TS helped foster my desire to be an
Olympic sailor from the time Ifirst started
c. 'iij'", i in Optimists, and continues to
support me strongly today, for which I am
,i ..1 appreciative.
Judging by the accomplishments of
Mimi Roller and the other KATS gradu-
ates the community's support of KATS is
clearly time and money well spent.
"It is the volunteer cadre that re-
ally makes KATS work," said Robinson.
"Much of sail instruction is one-on-one or
even two volunteers to one student. Our
biggest challenge is to have enough volun-
teers. All a person needs is a love of chil-
dren, energy and enthusiasm and we will
find a place for them in the program."
The Commodore's Cup raffle is the pri-
mary source of fund raising from the event
for KATS. One lucky winner will take
home a Caribe dinghy and 15 horsepower
outboard, both of which are on display
on the second floor of The Marketplace
outside of St. John Hardware. Raffle tick-
ets, $5 each or five for $20, are available
through KATS students and St. John Hard-
ware.







St. John Tradewinds, May 9-15, 2011 17


Tiger Shark Hunt Video Causes Outcry


Continued from Page 5
dated idea that any good shark is
a dead shark," said DeAngelis.
"People are starting to understand
the values of shark and that you
don't have to be scared of them.
It's unfortunate that this operation
continues to propagate this image
of sharks being these vicious, dan-
gerous animals which is not true."
Killing the shark, instead of fol-
lowing catch and release practices,
also baffled the NOAA scientist,
who has been conducting research
on black tip and lemon sharks off
St. John and St. Thomas for a de-
cade.
"You have to wonder 'What
is the point,'" said DeAngelis. "I
don't see any benefit to what he is
doing whatsoever. I don't under-
stand the point of it."
"There are sports fishing op-
erations in the industry targeting
sharks which operate catch and


release," DeAngelis said. "I don't
understand killing the sharks and
keeping the meat unless you are
going to eat it and I've never heard
of anyone eating tiger sharks."
The exact impacts of Greaux's
shark hunting can not be quanti-
fied, explained DeAngelis.
"There really is no good stock
assessment and without that you
can't predict the impact this will
have on the population," he said.
"But again, you have to wonder
what the point is."
The end of the YouTube video
shows Greaux measuring the life-
less bloody tiger shark, which
measured about six feet, signify-
ing it was not an adult, according
to DeAngelis.
"To fish a shark legally, it has to
be 54 inches, which is just under
five feet," he said. "So the shark
was legal, technically, but it was
far from an adult."


Police Log




LAND LINE: 911 / (3MSM

Friday, April 29 2:17 p.m. - A St. Thomas resi- of vehicle. Unauthorized use of
11:09 a.m. -An Estate Choco- dent p/r that someone assaulted vehicle.
late Hole resident r/ damage to a her. Simple assault. 2:09 p.m. - An Estate Pastory
vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 4:10 p.m. - An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police as-
8:41 p.m. -An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a woman told distance. Police assistance.
resident c/r a disturbance. Dis- his boss that he stole a gold 8:59 p.m. - An Estate Pastory
turbance of the peace. bracelet from her house. Police resident r/ a disturbance. Distur-
Saturday, April 30 assistance. bance of the peace.
9:36 a.m. - A citizen p/r that 9:01 p.m. - A citizen c/r that No time given - A citizen r/
his girlfriend damaged his com- a woman was at the Lumberyard that someone threw an egg at his
pany's vehicle. Damage to a ve- creating a disturbance. Police as- car. Police assistance.
hicle, D.V. distance. 11:04 p.m. - A citizen r/ an
5:50 p.m. - An Estate Free- Tuesday, May 3 overturned vehicle in Coral Bay.
man's Ground resident c/re- 10:35 a.m. - An Estate Auto collision.
questing police assistance. Po- Enighed resident p/r that he was Thursday, May 5
lice assistance, assaulted. Simple assault. 6:40 a.m. - An Estate Pastory
Sunday, May 1 3:52 p.m. - A Zootenvall resi- resident p/r that a man was on
9:40 a.m. -ABellevue Village dent p/r that he lost his wallet in her porch playing with himself.
resident p/r that someone took a the area of Red Hook. Lost wal- Indecent exposure.
photo of her with a cell phone, let. No time given - An Estate
attached false words to the photo 8:05 p.m. -An Estate Bethany Contant resident p/r a distur-
and sent it to an unknown num- resident r/ that her upstairs ten- bance. Disturbance of the peace.
ber of people. Slander. ant is turning off her electricity Friday, May 6
Monday, May 2 and water. Police assistance. 8:24 a.m. - An Estate Choco-
9:25 a.m. - A citizen p/r that Wednesday, May 4 late Hole resident r/ that his
he was threatened. Disturbance 8:30 a.m. - A Bellevue Vil- phone was stolen in the area of
of the peace, threats. lage resident r/ unauthorized use Cruz Bay. Grand larceny.




CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.

Organization Seeks Information on Recent Crimes


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crimes. If anyone
knows something, they should
say something. Even the small-
est bit of information may be
just what law enforcement needs
to solve these cases.
St. John
On Wednesday, April 20, at
about 12:30 a.m., a manager's
white Apple MacBook with a
Hitachi hard drive was stolen
from a table at Jake's Restaurant
in Cruz Bay. The total value of
the equipment is $2,100. The
minimum reward for the arrest
of a thief is $714 plus 10 percent
of the value of any property re-
covered.
There is a good chance that
the person who stole this laptop
will try to sell it. If someone of-


fers to sell an item at a bargain
price, please assume it is stolen
property and report the attempt-
ed sale to law enforcement, or
remain anonymous, and report
the information to Crime Stop-
pers. Remember that receiving
stolen property is also illegal.
St. Croix
On Saturday, May 15, at 6
p.m., VI. Police Department
officials found the body of
19-year-old Eston Farrel of Es-
tate Richmond in an abandoned
house in Estate Strawberry. Far-
rel was last seen alive at about
7:30 a.m. the day before on
Friday, May 14, driving his red
Toyota Tercel. The car was also
seen in the Estate Strawberry
and Watergut areas, being driven
by Farrel or another person. The
car was found burned Friday
night around 10 p.m. A picture


of the vehicle can be seen on
the Crime Stoppers website. The
minimum reward for the arrest
of the killers) is $1,500.
Law enforcement cannot
control crime without the com-
munity's help. Let's continue to
help make the community a saf-
er place to live by submitting in-
formation on these or any other
crimes at www.CrimeStopper-
sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-
222-TIPS (8477).
Tips are completely anony-
mous, and the stateside opera-
tors speak several languages.
If a tip leads to an arrest or the
recovery of stolen property, il-
legal drugs, or weapons, tipsters
will receive a cash reward to be
paid according to their instruc-
tions. Only anonymous callers
to Crime Stoppers are eligible
for these cash rewards.


Historical Bits & Pieces

Annaberg.. .the Rest of the Story

Continued from Page 13
receive 1,000 pieces of eight."
What I propose is that park employees speak to the ownership
of Judge H. H. Berg who married James Murphy's widow for two
reasons. One, Berg is said to have built his home on St. Thomas
by the "blood, sweat, and tears of St. John," in other words, the
profits from Annaberg. Judge Berg soon became Governor of St.
Thomas/St. John and his home on Denmark Hill is now the official
residence of Governor John de Jongh.
Second and truly noteworthy is the following provision of Judge
Berg's will: "To George Francis, administer of the Plantations Lein-
sterbay, Annaberg, etc., I give two acres of land, and to each of my
well-worked people on these plantations, as far as they are the head
of a family or are specially recommended by George Francis, that
is one acre of land each to be laid off along the plantation's border
and on condition that they enroll". (St. Thomas Probate Court the
16 April 1862, Rosenstand)
Berg provided that 19 one-acre parcels and one two-acre plot
of land on his Estate Annaberg and 16 one-acre parcels on Estate
Leinster Bay, he further ordered that his overseer George Francis
be assigned the two-acre plot and the other parcels be provided to
his workers.
This was an unprecedented move. Pieces of estates were not
broken off and never given to workers. With the exception of some
marginal lands on East End, this was the first time that formerly
enslaved Africans could become landowners, the basis of a new
society.
Also the Francis family story always deserves retelling. George
Francis eventually purchased the plantation and his son, Carl, be-
came a church leader as well as a government official. The park
needs to expand its interpretive staff to provide full-time interpre-
tation of Annaberg.








18 St. John Tradewinds, May 9-15, 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
Landscaping & Irrigation


rcnitecture
Crane, Robert - Architect, AIA Property M mt
tel. 776-6356 Property Mgmt
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Cimmaron Property
Management
Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 340-715-2666
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 St. John's Premier Property
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831 Manager


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


R n .eavieS w v acation Homes, Inc. S.
Banking tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 Sun Dog Cafe
Scotiabank www.seaviewhomes.com tel. 693-8340
#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI Located at Mongoose Junction
The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Real Estate Retail

American Paradise Real Estate
BeautV/Spa tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 Saltwater psy Consignment
Westin Resorts & Villas P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 (340) 244-8888
Spa Services info@americanparadise.com Located in The Lumberyard


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


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

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


St. Johnimals
Island Pet Outfitter
340-777-9588
Located at Wharfside Village


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


A St. John resident snapped this picture a few weeks ago of a new
V.I. Police Department vehicle. Seen on the rear of the truck is "Traffic
Crash Reconstruction," but no reports of crash reconstructions have
been reported on the island, ever.




Church Directory




Baha'i Community of St. John Missionary Baptist Church
For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship,
7:30 p.m. Friday; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884
776-6316, 776-6254
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Bethany Moravian Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 776-6731

Calvary Baptist Church Our Lady of Mount Carmel
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass
Sunday School 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339

Christian Ministry St. John Methodist Church
Cinnamon Bay Beach Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830
Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist
Christian Science Society Saturdays, 779-4477
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials St. John Pentecostal Church
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
The Church ofJesus Christ Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
of Latter-day Saints 779-1230
Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas . 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Cruz Bay Baptist Church 777-6306
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Emmaus Moravian Church 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713
Word of Faith Church
Jehovah's Witness Word of Faith International
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m. Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Saturday i i .i .-.l 10 a.m. Sunday, Gifft Hill School
340-715-053 Call 774-8617


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marketplace

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YOU NEED
ON EVERY LEVEL
GREAT PLACE
TO SHOP, DINE
AND WORK
COME JOIN US
WE HAVE
SPACES AVAILABLE
RETAIL or OFFICE
340-776-6455


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

COMMERCIAL
SPACES AVAILABLE
AT RAINTREE COURT
large or small retail or
office spaces.
Call Albert at 693-8590


New Office / Retail
Space for Lease
Excellent Location near
Town and Westin
Join busy Bank, Day Spa &
Gourmet Market
448 sq. ft. 1-3 person office
or retail $1,450/mo.
1,036 ft. 3-5 person office or
retail $2,450/mo.
Call Marty at 776-7777
or email: marty(aislandia
realestate.com



Found and salvaged 16
foot Carolina skiff, white,
damaged on bottom of hull.
Located in great Cruz bay.
Last registered in 2007.
VI registration # 7059-TB.
340-626-6621 or email
trentkmyers@yahoo.com


Expanding Watersports Compan
is accepting applications for:

RETAIL SALES ..
BEACH ATTENDANTS
MUST BE: reliable and professional,
detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills,
clean cut and able to swim.

For more information call 776-6857


3 BR, 3 BA House for
rent - 6-MONTH TERM.
Bordeaux Mountain,
beautiful island home, With
amazing views of BVI's
Available 6/1
for $2500/mo + utilities.
Contact Mark for more
info at (732) 804-0600 or
email mark@markofexcellence corn


SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay:
* Efficiency apt $950
* One bedroom, one bath
$1000
* One bedroom, one bath
$1000
* One bedroom, one bath
$1300
* Two bedroom, one bath
$1600
* Large two bedroom, one
bath $1700
* Three bedroom house,
great view $3500
Coral Bay:
* Efficiency apt $700
* One bedroom, one bath
$900
* One bedroom, one bath
$1250


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help with carpentry, painting
etc. References, reasonable
rates, experienced.
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Community Calendar


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


Tuesday, May 10
Join a support/focus group at
the next meeting. Contact Flor-
ence at 774-7188 for meeting
location or more information.
Thursday, May 12
- The Island Green Build-
ing Association will host a pub-
lic presentation on the second
floor of The Marketplace with
refreshments beginning at 5
p.m. and the speaker and dis-
cussion from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14
- St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce Annual
Awards Banquet and Dinner
Dance at St. Peter Greathouse
at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday,
May 14 and 15
St. John Yacht Club and Cor-
al Bay Yacht Club will host the
annual Commodore's Cup Re-
gatta on Saturday and Sunday,
May 14 and 15 in Coral Bay.
Monday, May 16
The Coral Bay Community
Council's planning discussion
series continued from 6 to 7:30
p.m. in room six of Guy Benja-
min School.
Saturday, May 21
- llth Annual Wagapaloo-
za is May 21 at Winston Wells
ball field from 5 to 9 p.m.


Tuesday, May 24
- The next meeting of the
St. John Chapter of the St.
Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will be from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. at Castaways.
May 26-28
The 20th Annual Folklife
Festival will take over the An-
naberg Sugar Mill Ruins from
Thursday morning, May 26,
through Saturday, May 28.
Friday, May 27
- Enrollment for children
in St. Thomas/St. John district
public schools for the 2011-
2012 school year are advised
that the registration begins on
Monday, May 2, and will con-
tinue through Friday, May 27.
- Registration for children
residing on the island of St.
John will be on Friday, May 27,
at the Julius E. Sprauve School
from 8:30 a.m. through 11:45
a.m.
Sunday, May 29
The 8th annual Beach-to-
Beach Power Swim will be
over Memorial Day weekend.
Registration is available at the
Friends of the Park Store or Of-
fice, and Connections in Cruz
Bay or Coral Bay. The race
will start at 8 a.m. and starts at
Maho Bay Beach.


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.


PREMIER Crossword

1 2 3 14 5 6 7


DEDICATED TO
STRAY CHARLES

ACROSS
1 Northern Italian city
8 Dip for tortilla chips
13 Wailing spirit of folklore
20 Tag again
21 Join forces
22 Order followers
23 Impute
24 Buy sipping aids on the
cheap?
26 Pulsations
27 Sick-dog link
29 Ways of reasoning
30 Choice of any non-solid
pool ball you'd like?
36 Drift (off)
37 - disease (tick-borne
ailment)
38 Steve of country rock
41 Zeus' mother
44 Anguish
46 Very weird Moranis,
compared to slightly
odd Springfield?
52 Berlin "a"
53 On terra -
55 Glossiness
56 Yield
57 House pets exerting
great effort?
62 In a crowd of
63 "- shocked!"
64 The Brady boys or girls
65 Participated in a race
walk?
75 T. - Price
76 Tic - (mint brand)
77 Ancient Asia Minor


region
78 Throw hooks and jabs
while ambling?
86 "Encore!"
87 One-eyed female on
"Futurama"
88 Availing oneself of
89 Ending for Tokyo
90 Flashing lights for a
singing group?
94 Pro - (acting)
95 Gorbachev's fed.
96 "Irma la -"
97 Fail to win
99 Long stretch of history
101 Best violin player
ever?
111 "Omen II" title role
112 Ovid's "I love"
113 Previously, poetically
114 Guitar technique in
Kingston?
120 Serve as a sign of
122 Brewpub offering
123 Pooh's marsupial pal
124 Piano keys
125 Gives a prize
126 Baseballer Warren
127 Relevant (to)

DOWN
1 Seafood crustaceans
2 Adjust, as a clock
3 Actor Dana
4 Navratilova of tennis
5 San Luis -
6 Cornhusker State: Abbr.
7 Shaking like -
8 Sweet
9 Hex- ending
10 Plastered
11 Unfresh


By Frank A. Longo


12 Famed fable writer
13 Containing element #5
14 Taken - (caught
unawares)
15 More informative
16 Guitarist Barrett
17 Te- - (titter)
18 Wisk rival
19 Immigrants' class: Abbr
25 - Friday's (eatery)
28 Very serious
31 Track great Moses
32 Registered names:
Abbr.
33 Riled (up)
34 Prefix with -lepsy
35 "Peer Gynt" composer
Edvard
39 Some PC screens
40 Barely squeeze (by)
41 Cut again, as a board
42 Blackjack call
43 Scandalous company
of 2002
45 "... - quit!" (threat
ender)
47 Run after Q
48 Exam room sounds
49 Under, to poets
50 Artistic style
51 "The - near!"
53 The barber of Seville's
name
54 Play - (perform out
with the band)
58 Tiny colony crawler
59 Half- - (java order)
60 Like - to the flame
61 Pouring on the love
66 Lazes about
67 Baby hooter
68 Not as old


69 Disloyal sort
70 "Ac-cent- - -ate the
Positive"
71 Giant bird of lore
72 "He's Got the Whole
World - Hands"
73 Slims down
74 Alleviator
78 Arty area in NYC
79 Brook catch
80 Old German state
81 Nobel-winning U.N.
workers' gp.
82 Cafe check
83 Value highly
84 Quiche, e.g.
85 Not reached, as a goal
86 Ovid's 1,400
91 More thin
92 Polar pixie
93 Pub crawler
95 Unvarying
98 Magical illness curer
100 Rally rouser
102 Like tied shoes
103 Actors Epps and
Sharif
104 - Tin Tin
105 Dorm room fixtures
106 From the keg
107 Edna Ferber novel
108 Motorola alternative
109 Envy's color
110 Feel
114 - Tolkien
115 Positive vote
116 Kitty's cry
117 Atty.'s gp.
118 Cellular stuff
119 "Ick!"
121 Adam's mate







St. John Tradewinds, May 9-15, 2011 21


CBCC To Focus on Uses of Five-Acre Parcel


Continued from Page 7
Plans include running an underground
pipeline from the plant to Centerline Road,
past the Coral Bay Fire Station and Guy
Benjamin School up to Parcel 6-4 Carolina,
according to the CBCC president.
"WAPA's plant would be in Fortsberg out
near the point in the harbor where the flat
land is," said Coldren. "They are not taking
the pipes out very far; they will be right in
the mouth of the harbor where the sea grass
beds are."
"They are talking about 50,000 gallons a
day to increase to 100,000," she said. "The
plan is to run a pipe from the RO location
down the dirt road past Skinny Legs and the
elementary school under Route 10, then up
to the site. Anyone along the site could con-
nect in."
WAPA also plans to run a pipe under the
sand of the bay to the Calabash Boom area,
Coldren added.
The other proposal for the land is coming
from the V.I. Waste Management Authority,
which is looking at utilizing about an acre
of the site to relocate the main Coral Bay
dumpsters to a roofed and fenced "conve-
nience center." In addition to household
waste, residents would also be able to drop
off recyclables, metal and compost material,
Coldren explained.
"This would be a large roofed and fenced
structure that would include various recy-
cling stations as well as large bins," said the
CBCC president. "We might also be able to
do some freecycling, composting and com-
munity gardening, on the site."
The VIWMA proposal arose after Cold-
ren brought community members' concerns
regarding the Coral Bay dumpsters to the
Legislature last month, she explained.
"This potential site is being reviewed at
Senator [Louis Patrick] Hill's request, after
I spoke at a recent legislative hearing about
the need for funding to move the dumpsters
out of the mangroves and away from the un-
safe current blind curve road location," said
Coldren. "CBCC has long had the concern
that the dumpsters need to be moved. CBCC
was charged by Senator Hill to see what the
community thinks of this idea."
Both proposals would be subjected to the


oversight of DPNR's CZM staff and the St.
John CZM Committee. CBCC officials hope
to hear from Coral Bay residents, especially
residents who live near the 6-4 Carolina par-
cel, about what they think should be on the
site, Coldren added.
"Ideally, these competing uses and pre-
ferred physical locations would be evalu-
ated as part of a complete land use planning
process focusing on public infrastructure,
with DPNR coordination and community
business and government agency participa-
tion," she said.
With limited public land in the Coral Bay
area, and a need for improved infrastructure,
the community could possible seek alterna-
tive approaches, Coldren added.
"There are various other alternatives
which could be looked into," she said.
"There are various large parcels of land
which owe significant back taxes to the
government. Trading an acre or two of good
usable land for public infrastructure would
resolve both individual tax debts as well as
provide good land for needed public infra-
structure in Coral Bay."
"It doesn't necessary have to mean new
dollars out of the strapped government bud-
get to do something right now," Coldren
said. "There are creative ideas that can be
undertaken like grants from the Department
of Interior. If the community stands behind
something, it gets easier to get federal fund-
ing."
CBCC is hoping to foster dialogue be-
tween government agencies and the public,
in order to have a voice in the area's devel-
opment.
"We don't want the site planning for these
public services to take place in a vacuum,"
said Coldren. "We don't want it to be, 'this
is the only land so this is the best land.' We
need to look at where these public services
should be located long-term as part of an
overall planning process so that we have a
logical and beautiful community 50 to 100
years from now."
Stop by the CBCC planning series meet-
ing on Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in room 6
of Guy Benjamin School to hear about infra-
structure planning in the Coral Bay area. For
more details call the CBCC at 776-2099.


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Annual Dengue Fever Alert:

DOH Kicks off Education Campaign

St. John Tradewinds
Rains across the territory and increased weather activity during hurricane sea-
son, which officially starts June 1, mean an increase in the mosquito population
which may put residents at risk for mosquito-borne illnesses including Dengue
Fever.
"We remind residents that they are their best protectors against dengue fever
and that they should follow routine tips to lessen the risk or spread of the disease,"
said Department of Health Acting Health Commissioner Fern Clarke. "We also
remind residents that Dengue symptoms mirror that of the flu so residents should
seek immediate care if they fall ill."
Meanwhile, the Public Health Preparedness Program kicked off its annual
"Fight the Bite" education campaign, aimed at reminding residents that preven-
tion is best as there is no cure for dengue.
The radio ads, which began airing last week at a time when many were enjoy-
ing the St. Thomas Carnival, reminded residents that "Rain Don't Stop the Carni-
val, but Makes it Ripe for Dengue" and the precautionary measures they can take
to protect themselves and their families.
Dengue Prevention Tips
Individuals and Families
- Use insect repellant containing DEET and apply to arms, legs, ankles, and
nape of neck. Avoid eyes, lips, skin that is bruised or has a rash. Follow product
instructions carefully.
- Avoid applying insect repellant to children under two years of age and to the
hands of older children.
- Wear protective clothing: long sleeve shirts and long pants tucked into socks;
clothing can also be sprayed with insect repellant.
The Home
- Replace or repair damaged screens. Close windows without screens or add
new screens. Install door screens.
- Protect infants: cover cribs with cotton mosquito netting.
- Keep tires in dry place or punch holes in tires so that water easily leaks
out.
- Put plants that are currently in water, into soil. Empty flowerpot bases week-
ly.
- Keep barrels where water is collected, tightly sealed.
- Cover or turn children's toys or buckets that hold water upside down.
- Place a screen or mesh over the overflow pipe of the cistern
- For very large puddles of water around the home, call the Environmental
Health Division on St. Thomas at 774-9000, ext. 3.
Dengue symptoms mirror the flu and include: high fever; severe headache;
joint and muscle pain; and nausea and vomiting. A rash may also appear three to
four days after the fever begins and in rare instances, can lead to death.
Research shows that children and senior citizens are at higher risk for Dengue
and that anyone who suspects they have Dengue Fever should seek medical atten-
tion promptly. DOH has determined that Dengue Fever is a reportable disease and
all medical agencies, clinics and private physicians territory-wide are required to
report any such cases via secure fax at 713-1508.
The Department's Environmental Health (EH) Division, as necessary, will con-
duct larvaeciding of large areas of stagnant water, which kills off the eggs present
in mosquito breeding grounds. EH staff will also conduct fogging in the coming
weeks with schedules to be released accordingly.
However, studies have determined that fogging alone is an inefficient way of
preventing the transmission of the Dengue virus and Health officials urge resi-
dents to also take preventative measures.
"We urge residents to scour their yards for anything that collects water as it will
provide a breeding place for mosquitoes," Clarke said. "These containers should
be emptied as frequently as possible."
For very large puddles of water around the home or business, call the Environ-
mental Health Division at 715-5110 on St. Thomas.


Kiril Sokoloff Donates



$5 Million to UVI


St. John Tradewinds
The University of the Virgin Islands has
received a $5 million gift commitment from
investment strategist and entrepreneur Kiril
Sokoloff.
Sokoloff, the founder of 13D Research
LLC (13D), has pledged $1 million annu-
ally to UVI over a period of five years. His
gift will be one of the largest donations ever
received from a single donor in the Univer-
sity's history.
13D is a company that was attracted to the
Virgin Islands through the efforts of UVI's
Research and Technology Park. Sokoloff
is also a member of the advisory board for
the university's newly launched Caribbean
Green Technology Center.
The Sokoloff gift will enable UVI to es-
tablish and endow two initiatives: The Kiril
Sokoloff Distinguished Professorship in En-
trepreneurship in the School of Business; and
the 13D Entrepreneurship Student Competi-
tion.
The Kiril Sokoloff Distinguished Profes-
sorship will be the first endowed chair at
UVI. The professorship will enable UVI to
recruit a nationally known expert in the field
of entrepreneurship.
The 13D Entrepreneurship Competition
will be a year-long educational experience
designed to encourage UVI undergraduate
and graduate students to explore and develop
their ideas and business plans, and to focus
their energies to contribute to the production
of tomorrow's leading companies. Several
awards in cash or business start-up services
will be provided to winning teams.
It is anticipated that students will utilize
cash awards received to support their con-
tinuing education, and as seed money in the
start up of new businesses.
UVI President Dr. David Hall said Mr.
Sokoloff's donation will ensure that UVI stu-
dents benefit from the depth and breadth of
academic and experiential learning that will
make them catalysts for change.
"The University of the Virgin Islands is
not only fortunate, but tremendously blessed,
to have someone with Mr. Sokoloff's level of
professional success, unique perspective on
business, and generous spirit ready and will-
ing to make such a substantial investment in
our growth," Dr. Hall said. "This strategic
investment in the entrepreneurial spirit of the
University and our students has the potential
to transform the economic conditions of the
U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region.
This is a 'game-changer' for the university
and the territory."
The Kiril Sokoloff Distinguished Profes-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo


Investment strategist and
entrepreneur Kiril Sokoloff


sorship will be awarded to a scholar or prac-
titioner who has demonstrated exceptional
achievement in the field of entrepreneurship.
The person holding the professorship will
work with faculty and students to create a
culture of entrepreneurship within the Uni-
versity and the wider Virgin Islands commu-
nity.
The 13D Entrepreneurship Competition
will be housed jointly in the UVI School of
Business and the UVI College of Science and
Mathematics but will be open to all eligible
students within the University.
It will become an established, interdisci-
plinary part of UVI's curriculum, through
which student entrepreneurs will submit
business plans for new ventures demonstrat-
ing significant business potential. Utilizing
the enormous expertise of the companies as-
sociated with the Research and Technology
Park, as well as local, regional, and national
business leaders, students will receive very
practical guidance, insights, and expertise
from experienced entrepreneurs.
"The establishment of these critical initia-
tives will signal a new era in the life and his-
tory of the University of the Virgin Islands,"
Dr. Hall said. "Together, these opportunities
will help position this and future generations
of UVI students on an unprecedented trajec-
tory for leadership and competitive success.
These initiatives will also create a stronger
linkage between the University and the Re-
search and Technology Park."
For further information on the Kiril
Sokoloff Distinguished Professorship or the
13D Entrepreneurship Competition, contact
UVI's Office of the President at 693-1000.




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Eighth Annual Power Swim Is Expecting 200 SwimmersPage 10VINP Planning Floating Pier in Creek AreaPage 12 Eight Arrested in FBI and DEA Drug BustsPage 2After reading in the Tradewinds about the possible development of pristine Haulover Bay, above, Lauren Mercadante was inspired to create a conservation trust and purchase more than three acres of land over four parcels. The land will now be protected from development. — SEE FULL STORY ON PAGE 3Tiger Shark Hunt Video Is Causing Outcry Against Charter OperatorPage 5 Apply today for your 9.99% APR Personal Loan. V isit any branch or go to www.usvi.scotiabank.comWhat’s your cloud 9?Conditions apply. Subject to credit approval. Rate applies to unsecured Scotia Plan Loans. Expires 5/31/2011. C loud A T rip T o NY?J ust ask. Personal Loan May 9-15, 2011 Copyright 2011 CBCC To Focus on Uses for 5-Acre ParcelPage 7 Land Conservancy Saves Haulover from Development

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Federal Bureau of Investigation agents led a sweep across St. John by air and land on Friday, May 6, ar resting eight people and seizing weapons and drugs. dents in the Coral Bay valley area around 6 a.m. on May 6 while on land other residents witnessed a Road. tained late Saturday night was posted to the website www.stjohnsource.com on Sunday, May 8. Citing information from FBI San Juan Special sol Ferguson, Terrance Martin, Robert Shinners and the result of related search warrants, the press release the leg during his apprehension, according to widespread rumors. Shinners is part-owner of Low Key Watersports and several residents reported seeing FBI agents detody. City drug sweep. The case was a joint federal inSource. The men were scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, May 9, when more details about the sweep were St. John Tradewinds for more details on the arrests and FBI-led operation. Coral Bay Community Council is hosting the next session of its Benjamin School in room 6. The group will discuss possible public infrastructure uses for necessary services and infrastructure be located? Is more publicly owned land needed in Coral Bay? proposed reverse osmosis water plant on the bay will be discussed in detail at an upcoming meeting. Be part of this public planning discussion. More information is available at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org/Land-use.htm. Planning Discussion Series on May 9 EDITOR/PUBLISHER malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Maggie Wessinger SUBSCRIPTIONS THIRD CLASS PERMIT NEWSLINE www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS COPYRIGHT 2011 news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 Commodore’s Cup May 14 and 15 St. John Tradewinds, BIR Announces Gross Receipt Tax HikePhoto Courtesy of St. John Spice CamA St. John resident wrote, "FBI took Bob" in the sand on Cruz Bay beach.St. John Yacht Club and Coral Bay Yacht Club will host the anThe regatta is a fundraiser for the volunteer youth sailing proeco-friendly. Topics will include native plant alternatives, water information.Next IGBA Meeting Set for May 12and apply to receipt collections in May of this year. FBI Leads Task Force Drug Sweep of St. John — Eight Arrested, Drugs and Weapons Conscated dents will perform on piano, guitar, violin and voice.SJSA Instrumental Recital Is May 26

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The sight of condos will never has been a part of her life for decades. Since falling in love with St. John during family vacations as a teenager, Lauren Mercadante introduced her own husband and children to the island. The family purchased a home in the Coral Bay area and spend a large portion of the year on Love City. While Mercadante has long Sugar Mill, this winter she made an impact on the island which will be appreciated for generations. ating a conservation trust during her winter months on St. John, after reading about the possible fate St. John Tradewinds, Mer cadante formed the St. John Land Conservancy and purchased more than three acres of property on the isthmus, saving it forever from development. John, which we love so much and is such a huge part of my life and and that is what started this. I called Raf Muilenburg and we got of Morrisette and Muilenburg, represented the owner of the propof land spread over four parcels, one of which was applying for a Group Dwelling permit to realize St. John Tradewinds. condominium units on both sides sites for condo units. The developer was, however, open to selling the land to a conservation trust at a reduced price, Muilenburg previously explained. of dedicating this piece as conser be willing to sell it for conservation at the amount they paid for it taxes and other costs incurred, apexactly what happened. She contacted Muilenburg in February and tion trust St. John Land Conser vancy. when this came up we said, ‘We The process of incorporating the trust went surprisingly smoothly, Mercadante added. cess was surprisingly smooth and Mercadante is president of the board of St. John Land Conservancy with Muilenburg the secretary and George Mercadante treasurer. The group is fully incorporated should be complete soon. Both Mercadante and Muilenburg cel alize that I am doing something erty that is so unique and has so much history and resources is going to be saved forever from dewas only St. John Land Conser Mercadante. owners about their land and how we can help through conservation easements or any alternative ways. from being developed so people can use it and access it and enjoy it about is that St. John Land Conservancy has been formed and will be able to do other things on St. John where there is a development threat to property that is really in The group is hoping to attract support from the St. John commu volunteers. to preserve the land and the open space that it has and that is being lot of these places we all enjoy are disappearing before our eyes and something needs to be done. Everyone needs to be involved in tire community behind this effort either through volunteering or docome by St. John Land Conser vancy, Muilenburg added. really excited about the upwelling Land Conservancy and how to help the group call Mercadante at site is still under construction, but should be complete soon. 2011 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayM ONTH OF APRIL 1.88 inchesAVERAGE2.44 InchesTOTAL YTD4.83 InchesAVERAGE YTD9.48 Inches Thursday, May 12th INDEXChurch Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Historical Bits & Pieces ......13 Letters ...........................14-15 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 St. John Tradewinds, Land Conservancy Saves Haulover from DevelopmentAfter reading article in Tradewinds, St. John Land Conservancy purchases three acres“I’m so happy to have been able to do this. When people come up to me and say, ‘Thank you,’ it makes me realize that I am doing some thing good.” “I really feel that St. John needs to preserve the land and the open space that it has and that is being over built. A lot of these places we all enjoy are disappearing before our eyes and something needs to be done. Everyone needs to be involved in this, it’s not just about me.”– Lauren Mercadante, president St. John Land Conservancy

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St. John Tradewinds It was a magical evening of awards and recognition this past dia Group. The award show recognizing statuettes, and piped musical clasto the red carpet leading to a large The rhythmic sounds of world renowned jazz musician, Louis Taylor and his band were the main attraction in this area, under several large elegantly lit tents, which housed an impressive lounge area with plush seating and carpeting, along with the food and beverage area with hors douevers and cham pagne. The four major awards of the night were awarded to the folless, Choice-Wireless.com. The big award of the show, The the possibilities of what this spot could be and trusting us to create presented to Rashidi Clenance of St. John Tradewinds, Continued on Page 16 Magic of V.I. Advertising Fted at Addy AwardsMaLinda Media Wins “Best of Print” AwardMaLinda Media’s St. John Magazine (Issue No. 5) won “Best of Print” Donald Plantz Honorary Award. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Marcus Browne UVI STUDENT AAF-USVI CLUB MEMBERS with Student Best Of Show Addy Winner Recaldo Richardson.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds ter off Le Duc Island with several prompting outcry from people hor The more than nine-minute vidother one did not fare so well. posted on YouTube, shows the circles, bleeding from the gills and mouth and eventually being hauled The YouTube video includes dramatic instrumental music and zooms in on plumes of blood from doing belly rolls as the creature nears death. The footage was gathered and Charters business page on the social media website garnered many as well as encouraging comments The full content of the compage can not be read as Greaux has been deleting threads, and it remains unclear if the charter comown environment, in the water a few feet under the boat. Scuba What Greaux is doing is not ille Endangered Species List and he is even for recreational purposes, a gratory Species permit. mals would require additional permits and licenses and even then operators are only allowed to catch one per day, according to operation is the potential impact chain and ecosystem and propagating old misconceptions about predators they have an important role to play. They control the food web from the top down so if they are being eliminated the next level increases and you can continue to what we were hoping was an outSt. John Tradewinds, Continued on Page 17Tiger Shark Hunt Video Causes Outcry Against Charter Boat Operation A video showing Shark Bite Charters hauling in a tiger shark, like these above, caused a commotion from resi dents aghast at the killing.

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By Jim Furneaux St. John Tradewinds on the community to support what is annually the largest fund raiser program. tant program on island to promote development of our youth through hands on education of sailing Commodore Scott Barnett said. Bay as its base of operations. The the start of the race scheduled for There will be an after race party and Sunday afternoons with an awards ceremony as well on Sunday. The Regatta is organized by the St. John Yacht Club, Coral Club and major sponsors include Budget Marine and Cruzan Rum. Entry forms are available at Connections East and West, St. John which has been in existence since put motivated community volunteers in a structured sea based educational program and out comes youth. 8-years-old start with basic rowing and seamanship and progress through several levels which reach prepare young people for college sailing teams, careers in the marine industry and even as far as a The program gives local chil dren an activity while introducing them to their environment, explained Jennifer Robinson, secremaintenance, and racing technique and strategy. They develop self complishments of a number of clude members of college sailing as those earning their living in the pic hopeful, Mimi Roller. Roller is a wonderful example College of Maryland to share her program has done for her. 8 or 9 and initially quit because I had been frightened by the big boats and my lack of understanding of the elements. My brother had started at the same time as me, but he kept up with it, and soon he began competing in regattas. Since Hugo and I are so close in age, there has always been a lot of sibling rivalry between us, so once he started doing well in regattas, naturally I wanted to start sailing again. “I went back to KATS when I was 10, and my desire to beat my sion for sailing initially. But the more I went to KATS, I began to appreciate sailing for more than a means in which I could try to be better than my brother. The highlight of each weekend for me was getting to go to KATS. “Everything from the morning meeting, to the motor boat ride from Skinny Legs to Johnson’s Bay where all of the kids would rush out of the boat in the hopes to get the best equipment of all the boats, to the sailing itself, is something I will always remember. The instructors were always so friendly help-6 St. John Tradewinds, 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 Continued on Page 16 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s Paradise St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jim Furneaux Commodore's Cup. Commodore’s Cup Supports Local Youth Sailing2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Gold Addy Award Magazine Design

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St. John Tradewinds, By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay might be seeing a new reverse osmosis plant, water would be able to drop off waste, Carolina just off Centerline Road, will be the focus of a Coral Bay Community Council planning session on Monday night, May 9, at 6 p.m. at Guy Benjamin School. The group will be discussing of unused government land, explained CBCC president Sharon Coldren. als have been made for the land. There are probably about three acres of usable land on the site, given that the main gut is one the is doing the sediment detention The parcel is not zoned, but is located below residential areas residents believe the land was ear when the Marsh family donated it to the government, no such restric tions exist, according to Coldren. in the community are under the impression that this government a review of the deed and the legislation for the government pur shows that there are no restrictions the management control, but ‘sign proposing to use a roughly threequarter-acre portion of the site for sis plant being constructed in the Fortsberg area of the Coral Bay waterfront, explained Coldren. of Coastal Zone Management to berg area, Coldren explained.CBCC Meeting To Focus on Uses for Five-Acre Parcel Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* FOR MORE INF ORMATION, PLEASE CALL .., EXT WR-FitnessClub TW 3.2011.indd 1 3/23/11 6:44 PM St. John Tradewinds News Photo by CBCCParcel 6-4 Carolina, above, will be the focus of CBCC's planning series meeting on May Continued on Page 21

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8 St. John Tradewinds, Ten Volunteers Help CBCC Clean Up Coral Bay Mangrove Area at Dumpsters crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council hosted a two-hour clean up of the mangrove area behind the dumpsters in Coral Bay on up to pull plastic and other trash out of the mangroves. Most trash had been blown there from the overloaded dumpsters, although there by people! pulled the plastic and fabric from the mud so that the land crabs can have few breeding places now! clean up. for the bags, Love City Minimart hauling the debris. wetlands and mangroves as beautiful wildlife habitats. Consignment Shop Home, Garden, Beach & Boat WE’RE BURSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH NEW INVENTORY... C’MON IN & CHECK IT OUT ! Find Us @ The Lumberyard Monday Friday 11 7 / 244-8888 “Where things keep coming and going” St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of CBCCVolunteers combed the mangrove area of Coral Bay, above, during a recent clean up effort to spruce up the neighborhood, hosted by Coral Bay Community Council. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Smith. and lighting delayed the opening of the lot to the public. The gravel ground cover of the lot, including the seven desigfence surrounding the area did not comply with Department of stemming from inadequate drainage pipes in the roadway adjacent did not return phone calls from St. John Tradewinds requesting comment. Enighed Parking Lot Is Open

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St. John Tradewinds, PREMIUM DRY DOG FOOD Curbside Delivery Available Highest quality pet collars, leads, treats, sporting wear and MUCH, MUCH more. 340.777.9588 www.stjohnimals.com St. John Tradewinds son. application for renewal. Boaters can also send or drop off a letter stating boat owners as well as their vessels. had temporary permits for a portion of last year, a holder elects to not use the spot this year, thus forfeiting their spot. ing for the remainders will be conducted at 9 a.m on Deadline To Renew Storm Refuge Permits May 28By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds If the numbers from early registration are any indibe one of the biggest yet. waii, Spain and Trinidad had already registered for mers race from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay in the long course. Swimmers will compete in the assisted and in the unassisted category, where they rely solely on their own bodies to do the job. inception ensured that few major changes have been necessary. to Swim program. Service patrol boats, the St. John Rescue boat, and will receive a medal, and everyone who registers receives a shirt and goody bag. Trophies for those who glass blowing program. sors who will donate a certain amount per mile comswim was introduced last year, and organizers are expecting an even better response this year. To donate, volunteer, or sign up to compete, conEighth Annual Power Swim Expecting 200 Swimmers; Competition Coming from Off-Island“We devote a lot of attention to safety. We’ll have 25 kayaks in the water along with several standup paddle boarders. Then we’ll have National Park Service patrol boats, the St. John Rescue boat, and Rescue volunteers on other boats and the beaches.”– Joe Kessler, president Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds one. data warns of another above-average season. sible. This is a valid methodology provided that the atmosphere continues to behave in The scientists also predict the probability Caribbean. While the report does not include ability of a named storm, hurricane and maport. The report also includes data which dispels the notion that global warming is to blame to for increased hurricane activity. tury and say that this has brought on higher creases have been given much media atten has been tempting for many who do not have tion to jump on this recent increase in major hurricane activity as strong evidence of a hutions were similar to what has been observed tive conditions occurred even though atmo century, there is no reliable data to indicate increased hurricane frequency or intensity in Gray and Klotzbach will issue their next colostate.edu/forecasts. St. John Tradewinds, 2011 Hurricane NamesArlene Bret Cindy Don Emily Franklin Gert Harvey Irene Jose Katia Lee Maria Nate Ophelia Philippe Rina Sean Tammy Vince Whitney 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 Experts Call for Another Active Hurricane SeasonSt. John Tradewinds nual Youth Conservation Corps mer. opportunity for youths to be emwhile gaining an understanding and appreciation about the conpants will be involved in a variety zen, or have permanent residency tor Center in Cruz Bay between the on their responses from an inter view. For more information contact VINP Hosting 2011 Summer Youth Conservation Corp

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St. John Tradewinds mercial barge and ferry boat trafhas built up reducing the depth of to the sediment buildup, over one is no longer accessible by boat. proposing to dredge Cruz Bay ment is being prepared to analyze the potential for impacts of the proposed project on the human, physical, and natural environment. The dredging project would include the removal of approximateThe sediment would be dried on as. Three conceptual design alter natives are being considered for scoping newsletter has been prepared to solicit public comments on the proposed project. Copies of the scoping newsletin Cruz Bay, St. John. The newsletter will also be available on the including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review. Individuals may request that or address from public disclosure. To do this, commenters using the submitting written comments, please state this request at the bewill honor such requests to the extent allowable by law. St. John Tradewinds, VINP Launching Environmental Assessment for Construction of Floating Pier in CreekSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Files When your maintenance is done by Bob’s A/C, any MAINTENANCE RELATED FAILURES are repaired at NO COST TO THE CUSTOMER — Same policy with service calls and installations. 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE . DEPENDABLE. READY 24 HOURS / 7 DAYS Bob’s A/C & RefrigerationP .O. Box 37 St. John, VI, 00831 . 340-514-7850

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efforts. Murphy, a former notorirelative completeness of the factory complex. Murphy constructed a state-of-the-art processing facility. offer a rare glimpse at the lifeways and living conditions of the who physically constructed the and operated, serviced and main tained the factories (D. Knight, structures you see were developed tell the whole rich story. For example, not much has was in fact the manager. Sheridan was wealthy in is own right owning a plantation in Botany Bay, St. Thomas, which he willed to Janus Murphy, the son of James Mur phy. Sheridan was also a principal son of wench Martha belonging to James Murphy, Esq. until his apprenticeship is out when he will St. John Tradewinds The main feature of Wagapabeing hosted this year on Satur Bay, has always been the islandstyle dog show. Spot, Best Tail, Best Lap Dog, cent years has been the food stall. features innovative, delicious food and beverage choices. Jennifer linary selections will include beef, be enormous and scrumptious. fer free high-quality photographs of dog and owner Waga attendees phers are also offering candid photos via the web without charge. Bob Schlesinger of Tropical Fothe photography staff with Laurence Maultsby and Emily Rose island newcomer, Yelena Rogers, who has contributed her expertise dren in the festivities are also being table at Waga where the Wild West hound dog will be printed out for be signed and displayed at the show. ignated volunteer available at the table at all times and perhaps ever Last, but not least, will be a Grand Finale parade of any children attending Waga with their ed to form a procession to march viewing suggestions for favors to be given to each and every parade participant. es onto those costumes. For more information about Waga and for on-line registration gapalooza.com.St. John Tradewinds, St. John Tradewinds From time to time, I review the descriptions of St. John written for tourist publications in order to see how accurately they portray our island to our visitors. number of publications that misname. Granted the spelling is should be honored as such. Laur ance was named after his beloved maternal grandmother Laura Spelman, hence Laurance. a property or plantation with only one of the owners. For example, years. that he combined a number of planincluding specialized teams of moved from plantation to plantaContinued on Page 17 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. Wagapalooza To Feature New Attractions for Kids and Adults Historical Bits & Piecesby Chuck Pishko Annabergthe Rest of the Story

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St. John Tradewinds, Crossword Answers — Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 12THChrist tried to teach us that we Being born again means to be without an ego that controls us, to understanding without being controlled by our emotions. To be able to react to every cir cumstance, every aspect of our good and evil and to practice it until we automatically choose good as a way of being. Christ tried to teach us that giving to, helping, and honoring each other is a way to get to that state of being. begin today to practice it during every encounter you have with another person. You may fail some ing it, it will become more natural and you will begin to have a much greater appreciation of others and of yourself. of personal help programs try to such as praying, mediating, fastuse mind altering drugs but the ronment in our consciousness that allows us to be totally connected and in harmony with everything in this cosmos, or to be one with God. To get to this point we must be able to overcome the emotional control that our ego has over us, the ego puts us in the position to have to evaluate whether to choose good or evil in every circumstance in our daily lives and often allows us to choose the opposite of good. almost died, gave up fasting and Whether we consider wrong ways of living evil or just consider them wrong, human beings cannot continue to live on this planet in the way were are living today. We are totally out of synchronicity with all other forms of life and the rest of the cosmos and there is no possibility that we will be able to survive in this way. We live in a very unique community in many ways. We are a small insular community and people in general are very acceptthe street as I approached someone In this community people exyou say good morning to the people you meet and actually care if they are having a good day and if you direct your actions towards helping them to have a good day on your own well being. There is nothing we can do that brings greater real pleasure than helping other people. We really can perform miracles and we can do it in our daily lives. There really does not seem to be a limit to the powers that human beings have and the things that we can do if we begin to live our lives individually in synch with our cosmos, which is being one with God. Most scientists agree that we are going to experience more and more changes in our weather and our environmental conditions. We will be seeing more erratic weather, higher tides, possible rises in sea level, more intense storms and sever environmental degradation of our oceans. These changes could have a huge impact on this community long before they do in other parts of the world. These changes can provide us with an opportunity to really begin to live our lives in a very different way if we choose to begin now to really help each other and to grow ourselves. Greg Miller ...at The Lumberyard complex They can get pretty much anything and without going to St. Thomas. The store is also run by a savvy I literally gave her some items thing in return, she noticed some items of value and insisted that I Yes, those who are leaving the island can also consign items there. The merchandise that is for sale is priced comparatively to Kmart and of higher quality. The Lumberyard complex. Buy and sell what you need on St. John. Grateful Resident Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3 3rd Degree Burglaries: 7 Grand Larcenies: 21 2 Letters To St. John TradewindsDear Governor deJongh, Tradewinds felt compelled to write this. It is bewildering to me that you due, in large part, to your inane decision a while ago to illegally send us property tax bills based on the along, you could have been sendvaluations. Instead you wait until Senate is cowardly! in the last election! Deborah RamsayGovernor Created Financial Crisis Performing Miracles Everday There’s a Consignment Shop

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St. John Tradewinds, on behalf of Caneel Bay Resort, to the St. John Tradewinds wanted to address some of the points included in the article. travellers to St. John, and hotel occupancy levels that pitality industry suffered from the global economic these adverse effects. Contrary to the St. John Tradewinds article that will substantiate that Caneel Bay suspended business operations only during the traditionally slow business due to the economy and a sharply lower number of visitors to St. John. These temporary business suspensions were used provements to the resort to help with future business. suspension of hotel guest operations and slightly more roll as part of the improvement process and grounds team. To complete the capital improvements during the we recommended to the contractor that it consider using those of our employees who had the required determined by the licensed contractor. Caneel Bay is one of the largest contributors to the economic well-being of the territory in terms of annual number of employees at Caneel Bay ranges the employees represent a core employed on a regular full-time basis. John and one of the largest employers in the entire ism. an open dialogue. We are as committed to the well-being of our loyal at the resort as we are to providing a fully satisfactory experience to our guests. your readership. Y ours sincerely, Mr. Nikolay Hotze Editor’s Note: The article mentioned above was a press release Clouden. nosis. Join a support/focus group at the next meeting on Tuesday, more information.Caneel Bay Resort Is Largest Employer on St. John and Key T o Marketing T erritory as T ourism Destination MS Support Meeting on May 10 Letters To St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds terested participants are required to present a short song and monologue of their choosing. The camp of your seats once again with this classic production. turns into many, and the only person standing in show no one will want to miss. Pistarckle Theater Hosting Auditions for “Annie”six of Guy Benjamin School. BioImpacts. CBCC May 16 Planning Series: W AP A’s Coral Bay R/O ProposalSt. John Tradewinds due on the last day of the month following the end of each quarter. Employers must report all wages paid during the quarter on the quarterly returns. Employers must also pay the withholding tax deposits throughout the quarter, based on the appropriate deposit are due to avoid the imposition of penalties and interest. BIR began mailing withholding tax bills to employers, includ ing those employers who may have paid the withholding tax in full, but did not do so in a timely manner. These employers will be subject to failure to deposit penalties and interest, and the bills will immediately to ensure that records are updated. Employers who withhold income taxes from the employees and fail to remit them to the Bureau will also be subject to failure to ery penalty. The trust fund recovery penalty is assessed against the responsible person or persons who the Bureau has determined is responsible for collecting, accounting for, and paying the withholding persons who are in such positions are cautioned that these penalties can be assessed against them personally. Questions concerning withholding taxes should be directed to Bureau of Internal Revenue Issues Advisory to Employers

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St. John Tradewinds, Continued from Page 4 Both men were hailed as pioneers and visionaries for their contributions within adtone for the next generation, and the impor his popular community shows, events and programs. Both men received standing ovations, and were well received by the audience. quality, polished show, with lots of deserving commitment to recognizing local trailblazers who through their diverse efforts contribute to the night, by visual and audio representations the show, and got the audience in a magical party mood. The night came alive with the presentaRecaldo Richardson, who invited the entire were recognized and also received a standing ovation, as representatives of the next genera younger generation in general are very impor ships and ultimately jobs within their chosen everyone for attending, everyone had a great which also includes Florida.Advertising Feted Addy AwardsAddy Awards Winners from St. JohnBEST OF PRINT DONALD PLANTZ HONORARY AW ARD MaLinda Media St. John Magazine Issue No. 5 Magazine Design The MaLinda Media team: photographers, writers, graphic design MAGAZINE DESIGN Gold ADDY MaLinda Media St. Thomas Magazine Issue No. 2 The MaLinda Media team: photographers, writers, graphic design Gold ADDY MaLinda Media St. John Magazine Issue No. 5 The MaLinda Media team: photographers, writers, graphic design Silver ADDY Red Sunset Publishing LLC The Sun Times Magazine Eloise Anderson, Owner Colin Green, Art Director Tony Judge, Art Director Chiara Bajardi, Art Director PUBLICATION EDITORIAL FEATURE DESIGN Gold ADDY MaLinda Media St. Thomas Magazine Island Cooking With Three Great Chefs Steve Rockstein, Writer/photographer MaLinda Nelson, Graphic design Gold ADDY Red Sunset Publishing LLC Dirt-y Girls Eloise Anderson, Creative Director Chiara Bajardi, Art Director Laurence Maultsby, Photography Silver ADDY MaLinda Media St. Thomas Magazine Paradise Found Carol Bareuther, Writer Richard Gibson, Photographer MaLinda Nelson, Graphic design Silver ADDY MaLinda Media St. Thomas Magazine Discovering Paradise Below Steve Simonsen, Photographer MaLinda Nelson, Graphic design Mauri Elbel, Writer PUBLICATION COVER DESIGN Gold ADDY Red Sunset Publishing LLC The Perspective Issue Cover Design Eloise Anderson, Creative Director Laurence Maultsby, Photographer Tony Judge, Art Director/Graphic Design Silver ADDY MaLinda Media St. John Magazine Issue No. 5 Cover Design Steve Simonsen, Photographer Silver ADDY Kate N Design, Inc. St. John Phonebook Cover CONSUMER PRODUCTS WEBSITE Silver ADDY Great Dane, Inc. St. John Electronic Guidebook Barbara Jakobsen, Designer, Sec/ Treas, Great Dane, Inc. Lee Stanciauskas, Graphics Designer, Art Director, Great Dane, Inc. Andrew Claussen, Web Designer, Savant Media Group PUBLIC SERVICE POINT OF PURCHASE Silver ADDY Kate N Design, Inc. Humane Society of St. Thomas A Toast to Bollywood production Joe Aubain, copywriting Public Service TV ADVERTISING SELF PROMOTION Silver ADDY Kate N Design, Inc So many paths traveled design, production LOGO DESIGN Gold ADDY Red Sunset Publishing LLC Sun Seekers Eloise Anderson, Creative Director/ Project Manager Colin Green, Graphic Design SALES PRESENTATION KIT Silver ADDY Red Sunset Publishing LLC Sun Times Magazine Sales Kit Eloise Anderson, Creative Director Sara Tieben, Art Director/Graphic Design SALES PROMOTION NEWSLETTER Silver ADDY Island Treasure Maps St. Thomas Activity & Road Map Newsletter Denise Barbier, Managing Partner Jennifer Knowles, Managing Partner Silver ADDY Island Treasure Maps St. John Activity & Road Map Newsletter Denise Barbier, Managing Partner Jennifer Knowles, Managing Partner Silver ADDY Island Treasure Maps St. John Activity and Road Map Brochure (The Treasure Map) Denise Barbier, Managing Partner Jennifer Knowles, Managing Partner ful and insightful and were really great in establishing the basic fundamentals of sailing and then helping transition young kids into the world of competition. “Although competing in regattas and representing KATS was always something to be proud of, KATS also taught me the value in learning to sail outside of competing as well. Just knowing how to sail as a life skill is very useful. Getting onto the water in any boat, no matter the size, really makes you aware of the immensity of the water and wind and the process of discovering how the water and wind work is one that is immeasurably gratifying. “Now, I use everything I learned at KATS in both college and international sailing. On the college front, we just championships — Women’s Fleet Racing, Coed Fleet Racing, and Team Racing. I go to St. Mary’s College of Maryland and we are the only school in our district to have “In college I both skipper and crew. On the women’s team I am our division B skipper and I am heavy air crew on our coed team. We are the defending champion in national Team Racing and we hope to defend our title and win the other divisions as well. “For international sailing, I will be travelling to Germany, England, and Mexico to compete in various regattas in hopes to be able to qualify for the Virgin Islands for the 2012 Olympics in England. “KATS helped foster my desire to be an competing in Optimists, and continues to support me strongly today, for which I am greatly appreciative.” Judging by the accomplishments of clearly time and money well spent. biggest challenge is to have enough volundren, energy and enthusiasm and we will mary source of fund raising from the event outboard, both of which are on display ware. Continued from Page 6Commodore’s Cup

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St. John Tradewinds, LAND LINE: 911 / CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 Friday, April 29 vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. resident c/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, April 30 his girlfriend damaged his comlice assistance. Sunday, May 1 photo of her with a cell phone, attached false words to the photo ber of people. Slander. Monday, May 2 he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. dent p/r that someone assaulted her. Simple assault. resident p/r that a woman told his boss that he stole a gold assistance. a woman was at the Lumberyard sistance. T uesday, May 3 Enighed resident p/r that he was assaulted. Simple assault. dent p/r that he lost his wallet in let. resident r/ that her upstairs tenant is turning off her electricity W ednesday, May 4 lage resident r/ unauthorized use vehicle. resident c/requesting police asresident r/ a disturbance. Distur bance of the peace. that someone threw an egg at his overturned vehicle in Coral Bay. Thursday, May 5 resident p/r that a man was on her porch playing with himself. Indecent exposure. Contant resident p/r a distur bance. Disturbance of the peace. Friday, May 6 phone was stolen in the area of Cruz Bay. Grand larceny. St. John Tradewinds following crimes. If anyone say something. Even the small est bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John in Cruz Bay. The total value of minimum reward for the arrest of the value of any property recovered. There is a good chance that the person who stole this laptop will try to sell it. If someone offers to sell an item at a bargain price, please assume it is stolen property and report the attempt ed sale to law enforcement, or remain anonymous, and report the information to Crime Stoppers. Remember that receiving stolen property is also illegal. St. Croix tate Richmond in an abandoned house in Estate Strawberry. Far rel was last seen alive at about Toyota Tercel. The car was also seen in the Estate Strawberry and Watergut areas, being driven by Farrel or another person. The car was found burned Friday of the vehicle can be seen on the Crime Stoppers website. The minimum reward for the arrest Law enforcement cannot control crime without the comer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operaIf a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward to be paid according to their instructo Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on Recent CrimesHistorical Bits & Pieces Annabergthe Rest of the StoryTiger Shark Hunt Video Causes Outcry continues to propagate this image lowing catch and release practices, who has been conducting research St. John and St. Thomas for a decade. erations in the industry targeting assessment and without that you The end of the YouTube video shows Greaux measuring the life measured about six feet, signifying it was not an adult, according was legal, technically, but it was Continued from Page 5 residence of Governor John de Jongh. Second and truly noteworthy is the following provision of Judge of a family or are specially recommended by George Francis, that Leinster Bay, he further ordered that his overseer George Francis be assigned the two-acre plot and the other parcels be provided to society. Francis eventually purchased the plantation and his son, Carl, beneeds to expand its interpretive staff to provide full-time interpre Continued from Page 13

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St. John Tradewinds, St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient DEDICATED TO STRAY CHARLESACROSS 1 Northern Italian city 8 Dip for tortilla chips 13 Wailing spirit of folklore 20 Tag again 21 Join forces 22 Order followers 23 Impute 24 Buy sipping aids on the cheap? 26 Pulsations 27 Sick-dog link 29 Ways of reasoning 30 Choice of any non-solid pool ball you’d like? 36 Drift (off) 37 — disease (tick-borne ailment) 38 Steve of country rock 41 Zeus’ mother 44 Anguish 46 Very weird Moranis, compared to slightly 52 Berlin “a” 53 On terra — 55 Glossiness 56 Yield 57 House pets exerting great effort? 62 In a crowd of 63 “— shocked!” 64 The Brady boys or girls 65 Participated in a race walk? 75 T. — Price 76 Tic — (mint brand) 77 Ancient Asia Minor region 78 Throw hooks and jabs while ambling? 86 “Encore!” 87 One-eyed female on “Futurama” 88 Availing oneself of 89 Ending for Tokyo 90 Flashing lights for a singing group? 94 Pro — (acting) 95 Gorbachev’s fed. 96 “Irma la —” 97 Fail to win 99 Long stretch of history 101 Best violin player ever? 111 “Omen II” title role 112 Ovid’s “I love” 113 Previously, poetically 114 Guitar technique in Kingston? 120 Serve as a sign of 122 Brewpub offering 123 Pooh’s marsupial pal 124 Piano keys 125 Gives a prize 126 Baseballer Warren 127 Relevant (to) DOWN 1 Seafood crustaceans 2 Adjust, as a clock 3 Actor Dana 4 Navratilova of tennis 5 San Luis — 6 Cornhusker State: Abbr. 7 Shaking like — 8 Sweet 9 Hexending 10 Plastered 11 Unfresh 12 Famed fable writer 13 Containing element #5 14 Taken — (caught unawares) 15 More informative 16 Guitarist Barrett 17 Te- — (titter) 18 Wisk rival 19 Immigrants’ class: Abbr. 25 — Friday’s (eatery) 28 Very serious 31 Track great Moses 32 Registered names: Abbr. 33 Riled (up) 35 “Peer Gynt” composer Edvard 39 Some PC screens 40 Barely squeeze (by) 41 Cut again, as a board 42 Blackjack call 43 Scandalous company of 2002 45 “... — quit!” (threat ender) 47 Run after Q 48 Exam room sounds 49 Under, to poets 50 Artistic style 51 “The — near!” 53 The barber of Seville’s name 54 Play — (perform out with the band) 58 Tiny colony crawler 59 Half- — (java order) 61 Pouring on the love 66 Lazes about 67 Baby hooter 68 Not as old 69 Disloyal sort 70 “Ac-cent- — -ate the Positive” 71 Giant bird of lore 72 “He’s Got the Whole World — Hands” 73 Slims down 74 Alleviator 78 Arty area in NYC 79 Brook catch 80 Old German state 81 Nobel-winning U.N. workers’ gp. 82 Caf check 83 Value highly 84 Quiche, e.g. 85 Not reached, as a goal 86 Ovid’s 1,400 91 More thin 92 Polar pixie 93 Pub crawler 95 Unvarying 98 Magical illness curer 100 Rally rouser 102 Like tied shoes 103 Actors Epps and Sharif 104 — Tin Tin 106 From the keg 107 Edna Ferber novel 108 Motorola alternative 109 Envy’s color 110 Feel 114 — Tolkien 115 Positive vote 116 Kitty’s cry 117 Atty.’s gp. 118 Cellular stuff 119 “Ick!” 121 Adam’s mate PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS AL-ANON MEETINGS T uesday, May 10 Join a support/focus group at the next meeting. Contact Flor location or more information. Thursday, May 12 lic presentation on the second Saturday, May 14 Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15 St. John Yacht Club and Cor al Bay Yacht Club will host the gatta on Saturday and Sunday, Monday, May 16 The Coral Bay Community p.m. in room six of Guy Benja min School. Saturday, May 21 T uesday, May 24 St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of May 26-28 naberg Sugar Mill Ruins from Friday, May 27 in St. Thomas/St. John district that the registration begins on residing on the island of St. at the Julius E. Sprauve School a.m. Sunday, May 29 The 8th annual Beach-toRegistration is available at the Bay or Coral Bay. The race will start at 8 a.m. and starts at Maho Bay Beach.

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St. John Tradewinds, 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 . St. John Tradewinds SubscriptionsCall 340-776-6496. We Accept VISA or MasterCard. ISLA VISTA Exceptionally Private/Gated Villa atop Caneel Hill. Offered at $5.4M. EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDSdebbie Hayes, owner/broker Ofce: 340 714 5808 Cell: 340 642 5995www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com DH@DH. Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker CBCC To Focus on Uses of Five-Acre Parcel pipeline from the plant to Centerline Road, past the Coral Bay Fire Station and Guy according to the CBCC president. the mouth of the harbor where the sea grass sand of the bay to the Calabash Boom area, Coldren added. The other proposal for the land is coming of the site to relocate the main Coral Bay waste, residents would also be able to drop off recyclables, metal and compost material, Coldren explained. structure that would include various recydo some freecycling, composting and comregarding the Coral Bay dumpsters to the Legislature last month, she explained. the need for funding to move the dumpsters out of the mangroves and away from the unthat the dumpsters need to be moved. CBCC Both proposals would be subjected to the to hear from Coral Bay residents, especially site, Coldren added. ferred physical locations would be evalu ated as part of a complete land use planning process focusing on public infrastructure, business and government agency participa With limited public land in the Coral Bay area, and a need for improved infrastructure, tive approaches, Coldren added. government. Trading an acre or two of good usable land for public infrastructure would resolve both individual tax debts as well as provide good land for needed public infradollars out of the strapped government budof Interior. If the community stands behind something, it gets easier to get federal fundCBCC is hoping to foster dialogue between government agencies and the public, opment. should be located long-term as part of an overall planning process so that we have a Stop by the CBCC planning series meet ing on Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in room 6 of Guy Benjamin School to hear about infrastructure planning in the Coral Bay area. For Continued from Page 7

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Tile oors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters, at lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future garage & expansion. Only $320,000. NEW on the Market! – CARA MIA – Stone 3 bd/3.5 bath pool villa in prestigious Pt. Rendezvous. Equal sized bdrms, full A/C, brick patios, mahogany doors, travertine oors, slate roof, popular turn-key rental villa. $1,925,000. Reduced! REEF BAY VIEW – Absolutely stunning east erly views of the Nat’l Pk & cooling tradwinds can be yours. 4 bd/3 bath, pool, spa, rental history. $1,395,000. GOLDEN DRAGON – Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds/4 baths, innity pool, multi patios & decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous. $1,775,000. LIZARD HILL – A one of a kind villa, high above Cinna mon Bay & surrounded by Nat’l Pk. land. Enjoy the exclu sive privacy, views to die for, gorgeous gardens, & easy access from this 3 bd/3 bath, with pool & caretaker’s cot tage nestled on over 1 acre in Catherineberg. $3,100,000. 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CHOCOLATE HOLE – Unique ruins of 1700’s Great House, with a 1960’s home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot. $799,000. POINT RENDEZVOUS – Newer masonry villa w/easterly views to Ram Head, 3 bd, 2 baths, lg. covered deck, spa, vacation rental history, room for expansion. $1,595,000. WINDSONG – Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cottage, situated on a 1ac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000. BOATMAN POINT – Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding neighborhood. $2,795,000.CBR BUSINESS LISTINGSJOE’S DINER – St. John’s oldest restaurant is looking for a new owner. Serving breakfast, lunch & drinks since 1972, and located in the center of Cruz Bay. Call CBR. SILVER IGUANA – Beachfront shop w/eclectic collection of sterling silver jewelry & locally crafted gifts. $75,000.CBR CONDO LISTINGSLAVENDER HILL – Tropical 2 bd/2bath penthouse unit w/wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $899,000. 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HOMES Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 PRICED RIGHT at appraised value, Inn Love is a charming 5BR/5BA rental villa in Great Cruz Bay. $1,090,000 PELICAN'S PERCH Masonry 3BR/3BA pool villa, panoramic water views, separate guest cottage. $1,269,000 APPROXIMATELY 150' FROM THE WATER at Pebble Beach, fabulous water views! 3 BR unit & a 1 BR unit. $675,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION Large 1.6 acre lot, 5BR/5BA & pool. Extensive native stone terraces. Now $1,095,000 WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. 3BR/3BA casual beach house steps from the water. $975,0000 CVISTA Elegant 4 BDR/4BA villa in Rendezvous. Stunning residence exudes comfort & class. Now $3,575,000 AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, 180 views, pool & hot tub $2,595,000 AMOROSA Tuscan inspired villa in Peter Bay. 4BR/5BA. Virtual tour at americanparadise.com $7,450,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,275,000 PRICE SLASHED! Cinnamon Day Dreams, 3 BR/2.5BA, on North shore in Catherineberg, 1 acre, $1,795,000. UNBEATABLE VALUE! ALLESANDRA Luxurious masonry villa, views of 3 bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage NOW $1,769,000 NEW! IXORA Ajax Peak, bordered by Natl. Pk, adjacent to North Shore beach access, pool, 5 BR. $1,700,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods. $1,165,000 VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, exquisite finishings, sweeping views. 5BR/5BA. $4,250,000 MYSTIC RIDGE 4 BR/4.5BA, dramatic views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. NEW DAFFODIL 2 BR/2.5BA private masonry pool villa overlooking Fish Bay with stunning views. $1,200,000 AMANI Spectacular 180 views, Maria Bluff, 3BR/3BR main plus guest cottage $1,795,000 UNBELIEVABLE PRICE FOR BLUE HEAVEN! Cute Caribbean home overlooking Rendezvous Bay. 3BR/3BR $527,000 ZOOTENVAAL! Newly built multi unit tasteful masonry home on 1.36 FLAT acre. Private w/ large yard. $925,000 CAROLINA Masonry 2x2 main house with 2x1 lower apt & separate cottage, solar system. Valley views. $600,000 LAVENDER HILL Terrific bargain for this spectacular penthouse unit. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully air-conditioned, beautiful furnishings. Stunning views from Pillsbury Sound to STT. $695,000. GALLOWS POINT One of St. John's only Waterfront condomiumum complex. Currently available are three loft units with prices starting at $690,000. One first floor unit is available for $640,000. Call for more details. BATTERY HILL Exceptional second floor 2BR/1BA unit. Offering beautiful views of Cruz Bay Harbor, this well maintained and intimate eight unit complex has a inviting pool with impressive manicured grounds. $485,000 BETHANY One bedroom, one bath at Upper Deck Condos. Panoramic STT sunset views. This corner unit has been completely renovated with marble floors & counters, mahogany cabinets & stainless steel appliances. $495,000. BETHANY Two units in one! Two 1 bedroom, 1 bath units. Upper level is currently short term rented. Lower level 1 bedroom, 1 bath is long term rented. Common pool on site. Expansive water views of South Shore. $649,000 CONDOS CARIBBEAN COTTAGE catering to short term rental guests. Price includes adjacent lot. $599,000 SUSANNABERG! New masonry home on FLAT lot plus separate rental cottage. Borders Nat’l Park. $750,000 CHOCOLATE HOLE Income producing 2 unit, flat yard, walking distance to Beach, Island stone. $875,000 NEW GLUCKSBERG! Cute starter cottage on a wooded lot abuts a green belt. 1 BR/1BA with a/c. .23 acres $240,000 NEW CAROLINA Live on property in small apartment & complete your home. Owner financing available. $299,000 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM “90 DAY SPECIAL” – $300,000 Price Reduction! Fabulous views across Coral Bay to BVI in masonry 3 br/3.5 bth home. Private, pool, hot tub, stone walls, solar water heater, hur ricane shutters custom cabinets, 10k generator plus cottage (NC) on property. “ LITTLE PLANTATION” IS A BEST BUY! 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. “TREE FROG COTTAGE” Charming 1 x 1 home, surrounded by lush tropical forest with views of Coral Bay and the BVI. Close to shopping and restaurants, but very private. Good short term rental history. UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 – Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay and beaches. V ILLA S ERENDIPITY spectacular 270 views to St. Thomas/St. Croix w/ a quiet hilltop location & great rental history. 4 spacious bdrms each w/ their own bath. Great pool deck! AC or open windows & sliders to the Caribbean breezes. “ CARIBBEAN COVE VILLA” Private, swimmable pocket beach and big views across pristine Hurricane Hole to Tortola at this 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath villa! Possible boat mooring in front of home! “POINCIANA” is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. “WHALE W ATC H” – Enjoy pristine East End in this lovely, 2 bedroom villa with big water views. Downstairs apartment offers additional living & income space. Hear the sound of the waves lapping below. “ WINDWARDSIDE” CALABASH BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs in private setting. Panoramic views over harbor to BVIs. Charming brick courtyard, lush tropical landscaping, and outdoor showers. Excellent rentals. “SEAVIEW” vacation villa. Charming 4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent condition with large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole with deeded rights to two nearby beaches. “ H ALF MOON H OUSE” Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and masterful construction throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an ar tistic statement in a world class setting. CAT H ERINEBERG’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. GATEH OUSE, a 2 bedroom, exquisite villa in Peter Bay Estates. Large lot gives great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans available for expansion. Incredible Value! BEACH FRONT “LIME TREE BAY” H AS WH ITE SAND BEACH ! East End 5 bdrm stone & masonry home on 4+ subdividable acres (zoned R-2) steps to beach. Gor geous water views! “CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE” for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. “ 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. “The Company that gives back to St. John” $1,699,500$1,500,000 $795,000 PRICE REDUCED! $2,400,000 DVD “ CONCH VILLAS” : Why pay rent? Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or a 1br, 1ba condo close to Cruz Bay! Purchase one for yourself and stop throwing money away on rent or purchase both for additional income. $205,000 & $230,000 $2,850,000 Call for details $595,000 DVD DVD $1,850,000 $4,900,000$3,150,000 DVD $1,150,000 $1,000,000 DVD DVD $2,295,000$1,275,000 NEW LISTING$540,000 INVESTMENT POTENTIAL; APART MENT COMPLEX 3 nished 2 bdrm units w/ per mits in place for 5 more. High cash ow, all masonry building, water views, breezes. $2,350,000 $1,275,000 C ALABASH BOOM hillside $475,000 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. ESTATE MANDAH L $85,000E STATE CAROLINA from $115,000C ONCORDIA PRESERVE from $275,000D REEK ETS BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $300,000 P RIVATEER BAY / HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $275,000S ABA BAY 19 ac. WATERFRONT $9,990,000P ETER BAY /NORT H S H ORE from $1,500,000 L OVANGO CAY WATERFRONT North & south shores from $285,000 UPPER MONTE BAY hillsides from $799,000B OATMAN PT ./RENDEZ VOUS WATERFRONT $825,000V IRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $499,000CHOCOLATE HOLE WATERFRONT $285,000 G REAT CRUZ BAY WATERFRONT! owner/broker $895,000A LSO WESTIN TIMESH ARES from $2,000 per weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS FROM $59,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! HH-TW 5.9.2011.indd 1 4/27/11 1:01 PM

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St. John Tradewinds investment strategist and entrepreneur Kiril gift will be one of the largest donations ever is also a member of the advisory board for Green Technology Center. tion. of entrepreneurship. will be a year-long educational experience and graduate students to explore and develop their ideas and business plans, and to focus their energies to contribute to the production awards in cash or business start-up services will be provided to winning teams. It is anticipated that students will utilize cash awards received to support their continuing education, and as seed money in the start up of new businesses. academic and experiential learning that will not only fortunate, but tremendously blessed, professional success, unique perspective on business, and generous spirit ready and willinvestment in the entrepreneurial spirit of the to transform the economic conditions of the sorship will be awarded to a scholar or practitioner who has demonstrated exceptional The person holding the professorship will nity. Mathematics but will be open to all eligible It will become an established, interdisci which student entrepreneurs will submit business plans for new ventures demonstrat the enormous expertise of the companies associated with the Research and Technology business leaders, students will receive very practical guidance, insights, and expertise from experienced entrepreneurs. tives will signal a new era in the life and hiswill help position this and future generations tory for leadership and competitive success. These initiatives will also create a stronger For further information on the Kiril St. John Tradewinds, Annual Dengue Fever Alert:DOH Kicks off Education Campaign St. John Tradewinds News Photo Investment strategist and entrepreneur Kiril SokoloffSt. John Tradewinds Rains across the territory and increased weather activity during hurricane seaFever. tion is best as there is no cure for dengue. to protect themselves and their families. Dengue Prevention T ips Individuals and Families instructions carefully. hands of older children. clothing can also be sprayed with insect repellant. new screens. Install door screens. out. ly. four days after the fever begins and in rare instances, can lead to death. all medical agencies, clinics and private physicians territory-wide are required to For very large puddles of water around the home or business, call the EnvironKiril Sokoloff Donates $5 Million to UVI