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St. John tradewinds
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Saint John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Local Chef Dies from Accidental Fall from StairsPage 6Developers Break Ground on Chocolate Hole Gas StationPage 9Young Woman Dies After Fall From Moving Safari TaxiPage 6 Passenger Ferry Slams Into Great St. JamesNo fatalities as 104 people are evacuated in high seasPage 5St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Justin Doran and Tropical FocusStars & Stripes, Glitter & FeathersFestival troupes from Caneel Bay Resort, above left, and the Westin troupes who made the St. John Festival Parade a hit on Monday, July 4. MORE FESTIVAL: Pages 2-4, 12-13 and 24 July 11-17, 2011 Copyright 2011


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Malik Stevens, Adam Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Maggie Wessinger SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2011All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 The St. John Festival Parade was full of royalty, above and above right, mocko jumbies, at right, steel bands, above left, and bedecked revelers who made the day a smashing success.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Justin Doran and Tropical Focus Photography


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds After days of intermittent weather, the clouds parted as brightly costumed revelers took to the streets on Monday, July 4, for the St. John Festival parade. Seemingly the largest crowd in recent mem ory lined Cruz Bay streets in anticipation of the music, glitz and glamor of the parade, the culmination of close to a month of festival-related activities. The processional kicked off with parade marshal Edna Freeman leading the way. Festival royalty were next, looking perfectly put together, from the Virgin Islands Carnival Prince and Princess to Love Citys own Miss St. John Kinia Blyden and St. John Princess Ashyria Kelly. In an effort to prevent littering at the parade, the V.I. Waste Management Authority handed out garbage bags to spectators. And to help keep those lining the streets cool, AARP passed out personal fans promoting their message of protecting seniors. Were talking about Social Security and Medicare, said VI AARPs state director Deus. Gifft Hill Schools troupe, whose theme was Spreading the Love in Love City, was led by the expertly choreographed routine of Liz Putnam and her dancers, who shook it to the tunes of Beyonce. GHS students rode in Levi Liburds safari taxi, blowing bubbles out at the crowd. Guy Benjamin students assumed the role of superheroes, with everyone from Batman to Superman represented. Chester Mighty Groover Bradys one man entry, always a unique showing, displayed a highlighter-bright yellow top and brilliant pink pants and shoes, dancing to music blaring from his homemade cart proclaiming A Cultural On hand to capture all the color and excite ment was renowned photographer Steve Simon, who has captured images of the parade for the past 20 years. This is the single best day of the year on St. John, said Simon during a brief respite under a shade tree across from Mongoose Junction. On a day like today, everybody is smiling. I love St. John Festival because its more approachable and touchable; its not overwhelm ing. Wendy Kinzler and her eightand 10-year-old children of New Jersey. Its fun, said Kinzler. A lot of energy. A decidedly American theme was obvious at this years parade, with red, white and blue showing up everywhere from parade marshal Freemans stars and stripes umbrella to the Westin troupe, which saluted U.S. troops with its military-themed costumes and a cannon spraying streamers and confetti into the crowd. Governor John deJongh, who left the comforts of the bandstand erected along the Cruz Bay waterfront to greet people along the parade route, said meeting with people is one of his most favorite aspects of St. John Festival. The most enjoyable part for me is walking the route and seeing all the people who come here year after year, said deJongh. I love the closeness of St. John Festival. Promptly at 9 p.m. that evening, a dazzling ly bringing St. John Festival 2011 to a close. Thursday, July 14th INDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ...........................14-15 Obituary ..............................15 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 3 Revelers Put on Lively Show at Festival ParadeSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Justin Doran and Tropical Focus Photography at Caneel Bay and toy soldiers with drums, there was much to see at the Festival Parade.


4 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Resplendent in madras and sporting a huge smile, Edna OConnor Freeman led the St. John Festival Parade on Monday, July 4. I was so proud, said Freeman, this years Parade Marshal. I was born on this island and it was an honor to represent my island in the Festival parade. After working in banking for years at First Bank and then Bank of America on St. Thomas Freeman is best known on St. John for her years of working with senior citizens. Freeman began working for the Department of Human Services senior citizens program back in 1983 and stayed with the department, working alongside the islands elders, until her retirement in 2004. Even after she retired from her post with DHS, Freeman continued to volunteer for the senior citizens program and kept the work in the family. Her daughter Abigail Hendricks now runs the program Freeman used to oversee. To this day, Freeman can be found most days at the Adrian Senior Citizens Center when she is on island. I love senior citizens, said Freeman. I just love how they are so genuine. They are a happy bunch of people. Seniors have so much knowledge to share, she said. I love them. Freeman, who is married to Carl Freeman, has three daughters and three sons, as well as 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She splits her time between St. John and Georgia, where she has also owns a home. Freeman hoped more local girls would be inspired to represent their island in Queen and Princess competitions. I would love to see more young ladies from St. John come out and compete in the various pageant shows, said Freeman. Its an honor to represent your island. Freeman is speaking from experience, two of her daughters held the Miss St. John title while two of her sons were crowned Princes over the years. Freeman, whose mother is Alice OConnor, 89, one of the original members of the St. John softball legends Royal Sisters, enjoys travelling as well as spending time with close friends at the senior citizens center. Its a family here, she said about the Adrian Center. Its like a family away from home. Edna Freeman: Festival Parade MarshalSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Bill Stelzer Parade Marshal Edna Freeman leads the 2011 St. John Festival Parade through the streets of Cruz Bay.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The last night of St. John Festival was halted for only a few moments for some, but for the year for others on Monday night, July 4, when a ferry was reported hard aground on rocks just off Great St. James Island. The Royal Miss Belmar was carrying months to more than 80 years and four crew members when it disembarked from ended on Monday night, July 4. The 89-foot ferry was en route to St. Croix and only traveled a few minutes out of Cruz Bay harbor before slamming onto rocks on the northeastern shore of Great St. James Island. Wadesville Festival Village around 10 p.m. in order to make an announcement asking for emergency responders to help with the rescue effort. With that the music came back and the sprung into action. A crew of SJR emergency responders spent the rest of the night ferrying all 104 people on board some even on stretch ers over the ferrys aft gunwale and down about eight feet to a life raft tied to the stern of the vessel. The rescue effort would have been tricky enough in daylight, but the emergency came in the pitch dark of night in rough seas and high winds, according to emergency responders. First responders conducted triage at the Red Hook Marine Terminal and helped fer ry passengers to waiting vessels throughout ated from the Royal Miss Belmar to safety around 5:30 a.m. ing one baby sustained injuries, none of St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 5 Continued on Page 16 Passenger Ferry Slams Into Great St. James IslandNo fatalities as 104 people are evacuated in high seas St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of St. John Rescue members from the Royal Miss Belmar, above.


6 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Marianne Mathews, known to many on St. John as Mame, died of natural causes on Satur day, July 2, onboard a sail boat anchored in Cruz Bay harbor. Originally from Massachusetts, Mathews was about 54 years old, according to friends. Her father lived in Hawaii, and she also had a brother who lived in Los Angeles, a sister in Brooklyn, New York, as well as a sister in Brooklyn, Connecti cut. Mathews called St. John home for 22 years during which time she worked at many Love City eateries putting in stints as everything from as a waitress and cook, to a bookkeeper and bartender. She worked at Aqua Bistro for the past six years before falling ill about a year ago. After spending time in and out of R.L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas, Mathews was eventually diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She spent time state-side recently before returning to St. John where she passed away.Marianne Mathews Local Resident Dies on Boat Anchored in Cruz Bay HarborLa Plancha del Mar Chef Mike Prout Dies from FallMike Prout, at left, with Jason Howard and Jonathan Frtiz, owners of La Plancha del Mar, as the trio accepted the award for Best Dessert at Flavors of St. John two years ago.St. John Tradewinds News Photo By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mike Prout, chef and culinary mastermind of La Plancha del Mar, was found dead Thursday morning, July 7, at his Estate Enighed home. Prout reportedly fell down a neck, according to emergency responders. Prout left behind four-year-old son Parker and his wife Megan who is due with the couples second child in November. He opened La Plancha del Mar along with Jonathan Fritz and Jason Howard place two years ago and last year moved the restaurant to Mongoose Junction. Since moving to the second Plancha del Mar the top rated St. John restaurant on Trip Advisor has drawn a loyal clientele who clamored for Prouts inventive cuisine. The trio also ran Black Sand Bistro in La Planchas old Marketplace location. Donations for Prouts family are being accepted by the St. John Revolving Fund. For more infor mation about making a donation, call Cid Hamling at Connections at 776-6922. A viewing has been scheduled at Groff Milan Chapel, 1 S. Main St., Milan, Ohio, and Life Celebration at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 2712 Mason Rd., Milan, were not available as of press time.


St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 7 Young Woman Dies After Fall From Moving Safari Taxi on Love CityBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Working part time at Maho Bay Campground with her sister and enjoying St. John Festival, a 21-year-old Massachusetts woman was hoping for the summer of her life this year. Instead, Sarah Dargons life ended in tragedy on Tuesday, July 5, at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dargon died at the Miami-area hospital after succumbing to injuries she suffered falling out of a moving safari taxi on St. John on Sunday night, July 3. The Massachusetts woman was traveling with her 18-year-old sister from Cruz Bay to Maho Bay Campground when she fell from the back of the taxi on the straightaway near Maho Bay beach around 8:30 p.m. on July 3, according to information from the V.I. Police Department. Both women were in the back of the taxi which was not the Maho Bay Campground shuttle sitting next to each other with Dargon closer to the loading stairs. Dargons sister looked down and began texting on her cellular phone and when she looked back up, Dargon was not in the taxi, acwho turned around and discovered Dargon lying on her back on North Shore Road on the straight-away at Maho Bay beach, according to information from VIPD. She had injuries to the back of her head and abrasions on her body, according to the VIPD. The sister told police the vehicle was traveling at about 20 mph. Police investigation also determined that both sisters had been drinking and were intoxicated at the time of the accident. A good samaritan passing by and another taxi driver both stopped to With no cell phone reception in the area, the taxi driver was able to use his CB to report the incident. Dargon was taken to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center that night and was quickly transferred to R.L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas. The Massachusetts woman was then airlifted to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. July 5. Last week Dargons coworkers at Maho Bay Campground, where she worked for almost a month, were still grappling with her death. We are all very affected by the situation, said Scott Drennan, Maho Bay Camp manager. Its hard when you lose part of the Maho Bay family, regardless of how long youve been part of the family. Although Dargon had only been working at Maho Bay Campground for three weeks, the crew at the popular campground who live and work together bond quickly, Drennan added. When you live and work with people, you get a lot closer in a short amount of time than when you leave your coworkers and go home, said Drennan. Residents in Dargons hometown of Norwell, MA, were also reeling from the news last week. Dargon was described as a caring young woman dedicated to helping others in a report in The Patriot Ledger. Dargon cared strongly about children, according to her family, and had volunteered for early education programs and schools, including Norwells Grace F. Cole Elementary School, according to the report in The Patriot Ledger. She had been studying at the Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development in Nashville, where she would have been a senior this fall. The report cites several instances of Dargons volunteer efforts working with underprivileged children in Nashville, and volunteering with Manna Project International and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Dargons family has asked that memorial contributions be made in her honor to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, according to The Patriot Ledger. when an employee died following that tragedy has hit the Maho Bay Campground family. Dargons case will be followed Bureau. Anyone with any informaat 714-9816 or 715-5514 or call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800222-TIPS. She had injuries to the back of her head and abrasions on her body. The sister told police the vehicle was traveling at about 20 mph. Police investigation also determined that both sisters had been drinking and were intoxicated at the time of the accident. according to the VIPD report SUMMER TIME% Local Discount 00 Maho double occupancy 50 Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI/BVI & PR Residents 00 Maho & 00 Concordia low season rate for non-residents Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and hiking at Maho Bay Camps and Concordia Eco-Tents340-715-0500 PO Box 310, St. John USVI 00831 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar Music Maho double occupancy Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI, BVI & PR Residents Concordia per night for non-residents (low season) DONT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTETAKE CARE OF YOUR 2010 MARKETING ALL AT ONCE.SPACE RESERVATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30THADVERTISING ARTWORK DEADLINE: JULY 30TH For more information about St. John Magazine or to place an advertisement in the 2010 Edition (email) or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at WE'RE WORKING ON OUR 2012 EDITION!CALL 776-6496 FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Mares Crane W


St. John Tradewinds Stanford University students and alumni from VI Scholars are implementing a free unique summer learning program for Virgin Islands youth from Sunday, July 31, through Saturday, August 20, at Gifft Hill School. VI Scholars is a new educational organization developed and directed by St. Johnian Lincoln Liburd who went from homeless shelters to Standford Univer sity and fellow Stanford students and alumni. The organization is launching a new summer program and is cur rently accepting applications from rising 9th and 10th grade students with the vision of building a better future for Virgin Islands youth. Applications can be found at www. This transformative three-week leadership development and community-building program will take place from July 31 through August 20 at Gifft High School. The program brings together 20 students from St. Thomas and St. John to engage with VI leaders, experts on issues currently facing the Virgin Islands, and a non-traditional academic curriculum. Courses range from Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Leadership and Public Speaking. Local community leaders and a visiting team of 10 Stanford University students will equip Scholars with the skills they need to have a lasting positive impact within the Virgin Islands. Scholars will also work to create solutions to some of the islands most pressing problems. The programs highly collaborative environment will allow the Scholars to develop relationships with peers students just like them and Virgin Islands leaders, thus empowering youth to improve their surroundings together. A highlight of the VI Scholars program is Scholars presenting Social Impact Projects, researched, developed, and to be implemented with the support and year-round mentorship of Stanford University students and alumni, seed-funding from VI Scholars, and help from dozens of members throughout the Virgin Islands. As part of the program, Scholars commit to being responsible citizens of their community and agree to give back immediately through their Social Impact Projects and eventually through their lifes work. VI Scholars is currently accepting applications from rising 9th and 10th graders who aspire to make a difference in their community. Volunteers willing to share their expertise on issues within the Virgin Islands should also contact VI Scholars if they would like to be included in the planned panel discussion, mentoring, or leader ship sessions. This summer program is completely free to scholars. Applications for students and for volunteers are being accepted on a rolling basis, and can be found at VI Scholars is also accepting tax-deductible donations through the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, and in-kind contributions from individuals and organizations that would like to support its inaugural program. Beyond its initial summer 2011 program, VI Scholars intends to expand its services to include 7th through 12th graders, varying the objectives at each grade level. It starts with changing one students life empowering that and encourage others to get involved in being the difference, said Liburd, a GHS alumnus and VI Scholars founder and director. First, students must be made to care through education on the issues that exist, what is currently being done to ameliorate these issues, and how the students them selves can help. Then, a serious investment in developing both the leadership and practical skills needed to start constructive initiatives, programs, and campaigns must be made, Liburd said. I believe this investment to be absolutely vital to seeing a brighter future for the Virgin Islands. VI Scholars program and others like it cannot happen without the support of the community. VI Scholars also envisions yearround services, providing families with free parent and student counseling services, offering an annual Leadership Speakers Series open to all, and providing students with an aggregated resource for youth empowerment. To learn more about VI Scholars and its work, visit their website or email Tax-deductible contributions for VI Scholars can be sent to The Community Foundation of the Vir gin Islands, P.O. Box 11790, St. Thomas, VI, 00801-4790, attention: VI Scholars Fund.8 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 It starts with changing one students life empowering that student to positively involved in being the difference. First, students must be made to care through education on the issues that exist, what is currently being done to ameliorate these issues, and how the students themselves can help. Lincoln Liburd, a GHS alumna and VI Scholars founder and directorV.I. Scholars Looking for Students To Join Free Innovative Summer Learning Program at GHS ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed tuesdays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. 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St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 9 Developers broke ground on a new gas station in Estate Chocolate Hole, at left, while the developers of another above, were granted a zoning variance.St. John Tradewinds New Photo by Jaime Elliott crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds new gas stations and one 24-hour convenience store coming to Love City. Nedal Salem, principal of Estate Chocolate Hole Realty Inc., was not met with open arms by Love City residents in December 2010, when he shared plans for his development with the community. Salem is building a three-story structure housing six apart ments and a 24-hour convenience store and a four-pump gas station with two above-ground storage tanks holding 25,000 gallons each on his .473-acre property located adjacent to St. John Market in Estate Chocolate Hole. At the time, residents voiced concerns about the safety of fuel trucks traversing Jacobs Ladder and the need for a gas station less than a half-mile from E&C Service Station. Despite objections, the land is zoned B-3, business scattered, which allows for the construction of a gas station among myriad other commercial uses and developers got the green light from Department of Planning and Natural Resources several months ago. Since the land is located in the islands Tier 2 develop ment site, the project did not come under the scrutiny of the St. John Coastal Zone Management Commission. Construction got underway last month with at least two pieces of heavy machinery visible on the site breaking rock and carving out the hillside on most days. Developers have their storm water, earth change and building permits, but still need future inspections before the fuel storage tanks are installed, explained Kent Bernier Jr, terminal facilities coordinator for DPNR. They will have to get additional permits after the building aspect of the project, said Bernier. There will be a set of inspections prior to each phase of the project when they bring in the tanks, when they lay the pump lines and when they install the above ground storage tanks. There will be a set of agencies, including Fire Department and other agencies, which will be conducting inspections of the project, he said. Bernier had no information on how long construction Developers Break Ground on Gas Station in Estate Chocolate Hole As Senate Approves Island's Third Gas Station on Centerline RoadContinued on Page 21


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Looking for a little solitude okay a lot of solitude in cars, water pumps and anything else that might malfunction at a 10-cabin learning center? For anyone who answered Yes to all those questions there might just be an exciting job opportunity. The Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station, located on the remote south shore near Lameshur Bay, needs a new manager. After running the show at VIERS for the past four years operations manager Jamie Irving is leaving. Irving, who took over the reins at VIERS in November 2007, is heading to Key West to get his associates degree in Diving Technol ogy at Florida Keys Community College. As manger, Irving oversees all facets of life at VIERS, which caters to visiting researchers from universities and high schools, and hosts several summer camps for local children. Throughout his tenure at the resource station, Ir ving was instrumental in establishing VIERS photovolatic system and expanding the popular Tektite Museum. VIERS was originally built in the 1960s by the U.S. Navy Seabees to act as a base for divers and researchers taking part in the Project Tektite underwater habitat and research experiments. The station is owned by the University of the Virgin Islands, is located in the V.I. National Park and has been operated by Clean Islands International since 1997. There are a total of 22 structures on the property includ and kitchen, restrooms and a waterside science lab. And if anything goes wrong in any of those buildings, one person is called the manager. The person who takes my position needs to be willing to learn and be excited to learn how to adapt to all different in the morning, giving an educational tour in the afternoon, having a meeting later in the day and cooking dinner that night. I could really be doing anything in the course of a day. important traits the new VIERS manager should bring to the job, according to Irving. I didnt know anything about auto maintenance or elec trical work or running a commercial learning center before I started working out here, he said. And then there is the solitude. VIERS is located a good 45 minute drive from Cruz Bay and is nestled basically by itself at Lameshur Bay. While there are usually scientists and students at camp, long stretches of solitude go along with the job as well. There are weeks on end at times when there is no one out here, said Irving. But then you go to town and in two hours Ill stop and have really nice conversations with about 20 different people. Irving maintains that he is not leaving VIERS or St. John, hes just going to school in Florida for a while, he explained. I am going to spend a lot of time in the water and augment my education and training to become a research diver, he said. Looking back over the past four years, Irving is proud of what he has accomplished at VIERS. It sounds cheesy, but the best part of my job honestly is actually making a difference and being a part of getting the photovolatic system started and our educational programs going strong, said Irving. Its also been a lot of fun seeing the development of the Tektite Museum. I take a lot of pride in what weve done here and I really wish that VIERS was a mile outside of Cruz Bay, he said. Before heading up to the Sunshine State, Irving will over see the VIERS eco-camps this summer as the education coordinator. Hes scheduled to head off-island for a few weeks in August and return to hopefully train his replacement in October before heading back to Florida in November. ting no funding from UVI, VINP or the government of the Virgin Islands, and relies on user fees, donations and sponsorships. For more information about the VIERS manager position and how to apply, check out and click the VIERS Manager link. 10 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 St. John Tradewinds News Photo FileJamie Irving 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. Johns Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / / P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex Cruz Bay VIERS Looking for New Manager as Jamie Irving Heads Back to School the best part of my job isbeing a part of getting the photovolatic system started and our educational programs going strong. Its also been a lot of fun seeing the development of the T ektite Museum. Jamie Irving, VIERS manager


St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 11 Sun Power Loans for Solar Water HeatersNo money down Low Interest loan Up to $2,500 in rebateDont pay to heat Your Water; do it free, use the for a cleaner, greener Virgin Islands. St. John Tradewinds A Notice to Proceed has been issued to begin construction of a ity at Enighed Pond, St. John. Virgin Islands Port Authority Executive Director Kenn Hobson said last week that the notice was issued on June 30 to St. Croix-based project contractor GEC, LLC to construct a new dockmasters stationed at Enighed Pond; public restrooms; and a short-term storage area for containerized cargo. The contractor will begin moving equipment and occupying the site on Monday, July 11. The project will cost $2.1 million and is funded by the remain der of GARVEE Bonds issued to the Port Authority in 2004 to construct the cargo port at Enighed Pond. The construction should be completed by March 2012, according to Hobson.VIPA To Start Construction of New Ofce Building for Dockmaster and Restrooms at Enighed Pond FacilitySt. John Tradewinds Caribbean Health Clinics, will conduct outreach services for all Virgin Islands veterans who have questions about health issues, A community town hall meeting will be at the Julius E. Sprauve School auditorium on St. John on Monday, July 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Every month, the OVA holds general counseling sessions to get to know our veterans and to answer any questions they may services, said Veterans Affairs Assistant Director Harry Daniel. I encourage all veterans to visit these informational sessions in their We recognize that veterans have concerns on various issues, and we are here to assist and provide answers, said Daniel. If you are a veteran, and have not registered with us, I urge you to do so. Through the meetings, the OVA hopes to provide assistance, friendship and information to Virgin Islands veterans, explained Daniel. For more information call 773-6663 or 774-6100.Town Hall Meeting for Veterans July 11 Friends Will Miss and Remember Chef Mike Prout Mike Prout was incredibly devoted in everything he touched, from his work as a culinary master to his role as a loving husband to Megan. He shone the most in his role as father to son Parker, and his excitement over his wifes second pregnancy was palpable. While the circle of life will continue with the November birth of the baby theyve dubbed 'Prout Sprout,' Mikes passing has left a huge hole in their circle of friends.Photo by Tropical Focus


12 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 St. john festival parade photos St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Justin Doran and Tropical Focus Photography Cruz Bay.


St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 13 Festival Fireworks Light Up Sky Above Cruz Bay Harbor St. JohnTradewinds News Photos by Tropicl Focus almost 20 minutes.


14 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y JUL Y 14THThank you to the St. John community for the outSanta Belcher and the wedding of George and Ray. We love you all! We would like to extend our special gratitude to our family, Marylou and Walter Belcher, Stephen, Vicki, Katie and Albert for sharing our special day. Special thank you to: Marc, Carrie, Sam and Isaac of Aqua Bistro for everything! Sally (Sallarita) Bolhous for being such a great My groomsmen, my big brother Phil and my younger brother Grant Davis. The Reverend Anne Marie Porter of for a fabulous ceremony and a wonderful friendship. Genoveva (Beva) Rodriguez and James Phillips, without you we would not be here. Ray Sullivan and George Belcher ISLAND NOTES from the publisherMay peace be with those families who have lost loved ones in recent tragedies. MN Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 5 3rd Degree Burglaries: 18 Grand Larcenies: 31 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsThanks for Supporting George "Santa" BelcherAlong with everyone else, I have been seeing increasing numbers of deer on St. John. I did some research about their reproductive cycles. At an average rate of reproduction, assuming no predators, hunting, winter kill, or other disaster to the herd, the population will double every two years. If we have 500 deer right now, in 2 years there will be 1,000. In 4 years there will be 2,000. In 6 years, there will be 4,000. In 8 years, there will be 8,000, more than the number of people. And in 10 years, there will be 16,000. But what is the correct starting number? If we start today at 1,000 deer, for example, in 10 years there will be 32,000. Time to think about a long-term solution. Gerry Hills St. JohnDeer Population Continues T o Grow Things Ain't ChangeThats a popular phrase to describe the every day life on the island. Whether its church, work or home, people are repeating the same habits learned decades ago. There are two parts to this scenario. One, folks expect others to change; and two, folks expect to stay the same. I guess the real issue is that everybody believes that theyre right. No matter what they think, say and how they behave, others have to accept it. Our island is on a path to broken hearts, dreams and realities if the truth cannot stand on its own. And the real fact is, youre not correct, Im not cor rect and many others are not correct in a lot of things. We just bend and manipulate people and events to suit our lifestyles. Over the years, instead of growing, maturing and experiencing new adventures, stagnation has set into our lives. Because the sun will shine and the rain will fall, we take circumstances for granted. It appears that major upheavals like natural disasters and social reform are the catalysts for change. For a society which prides itself on innovation and reinvention, God has to take us back to basics to get our attention. What will be our attention-getter is a good question. It would be good if we didnt have to go that far, but sadly our perception of life is so distorted that what was once right is wrong, and vice versa. In order to change, we must know whats wrong. Maybe an island-wide campaign involving schools, businesses and public and private sectors can put everyone on the same page. The slogan Positive is how I live can graduate to Change is how I grow. Whatever the catch phrase or idea, take note that you and I must coexist. At the end of the day, whether you have power, title, money or good looks, the real value comes from having peace in your soul. Ever-changing, Emmanuel Prince


St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 15 Continued on Page 21Tourism Dept. Taps Virgin Islands and Caribbean DiasporaSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Sales Kay Milliner-Kitchens and Helen George Newton, VI Freshwater St. John Tradewinds The Department of Tourism has launched a strategic campaign to encourage Caribbean nationals to promote, and to visit, the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new campaign seeks to expand the DOTs sales and marketing reach by engaging Virgin Islanders living abroad to help promote the USVI. The campaign also aims to market the USVI to Caribbean nationals within the Caribbean region as well as those living in North America. Many Virgin Islanders living abroad of the USVI, recommending the islands to their friends and neighbors, said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. To harness the marketing potential of its overseas population, the Doty said the department launched and developed a USVI Ambassador Program which creates a framework under which Virgin Islanders can actively promote the islands and help spread our message. As part of the program, more than three dozen USVI tourism ambassadors throughout the United States make presentations and distribute promotional materials at work and in the community. Recently the DOT launched an essay contest on Facebook asking Virgin Islanders living in New York to explain what makes them a great USVI ambassador. Sambala Boyd, a talented singer, songwriter and model, won the contest with an inspiring story about shar ing his VI culture. Boyd was rewarded with the opportunity to represent the USVI alongside DOT and other VI bean Tourism Organizations Caribbean Week in New York. While involving Virgin Islanders in promoting the islands, DOT also seeks to entice more Virgin Islanders living abroad to vacation in the USVI. In addition to those who have moved away, Doty recognized the value of another generation. There are many second generation Virgin Islanders who were born on the mainland and have never been to the islands, she said. There are hundreds of thousands of people of Caribbean descent throughout the US and Canada who, like other North Americans, are looking for easily accessible tropical weather vacation getaways that offer a rich cultural experience. We want them to rediscover their Caribbean roots while enjoying the inOver the past several weeks, the Legislature and I have gone back and forth on a round of proposals and counter proposals in the governments operations and payroll for on September 30, and to address the almost coming budget year. Ever since my State of the Territory Address in January, I continuously warned that our days of reckoning were fast approaching; our ability to pay for little league baseball, keep open a rec center, pay the overtime of an essential worker, or even meet on-going expenses were at risk. Simply stated if we did not increase revenues and cut expenses we could not go on. And since almost seven out of every 10 dollars the government spends is spent on for government workers, it was pretty clear that the only way to save the money we needed, if we could not or would not raise more revenues, was to cut personnel costs. I have the obligation to balance the terri torys budget. It is not a choice, it is a require ment. I also have the authority to dismiss workers if we cannot afford to pay everyone. I did not wish to send people home and neither did the Senators, and so they passed an 8 percent across the board pay cut in order to avoid dismissing workers and I approved the legislation. The alternative was 600 dismissals this year and 800 plus next year along with unpaid holidays. For we all understood that if we were to dismiss employees that was a 100 percent pay cut for them and for their families, and a disruption in a community that offers limited options at this time. The legislation also allows for an incentive program to encourage those with 30 years of service to retire and a voluntary separation program for a two-year period of time. The objective is to lower the cost of government, have the ability to meet our on-going expenses, and through other cost contain ments keep that balance between what we need to have and what we can afford to pay for. It is the same tightrope that each and every one of us must walk as we try to keep the balance that lets us meet our own needs. However, for those who serve in all branches of government and in the independent agencies as well, the 8 percent pay cut will be a real burden to them and to their families. No government worker or private sector business in the Virgin Islands was responsible for the Recession that has reduced our economic well-being that has hurt us all. But, we have no choice but to adjust, respond and go on the best we can, to achieve the very best for ourselves, our children and our community. We cannot lose hope or focus that we have the intellectual talent to chose the right course and the strength of charac ter to stay that course and adjust as need be to make sure our quality of life continues to improve. Everyone in our community ought to realize what this recent legislation truly means to the family budgets of all who work in our government. It is upon the backs of the workers in our government that the burden of the pay cut falls most directly and they have been given no choice as to its timing. I want each and every government worker to know that I fully appreciate this. I know that the 8 percent less pay that we shall all be getting may well mean that not all anticipated expenses can be met. It will likely mean cutbacks and adjustments that those whose plans may have to be changed or postponed. I get it, and I know this makes things harder. Yet, I do believe that we are on the right path to a better future. Yes, and others also ter days do come. Now is not the time to place blame or to level criticism, to disparage the work of those who serve in the public sector or level criticism on the private sector owner. I have no doubt that there will be those who will exhibit some self-interest, others who will try to proclaim that what we have done is unjust, and still others will just stir the pot to promote controversy. I urge everyone to keep in mind that the only fair and equita ble way for our community to weather the immediate crisis is if we all share in the burden, work with one another and if we all maintain a level of civility, of respect, of cooperation. to payroll and to services that we have all had to endure can be ended, I know we will have ter organized government. I hope that we will have seen how we can than that, I hope we will have been able to do these things while building on the strength of each other and acknowledge and accept that our collective success is individually linked. As we work toward that day, toward that future, we ask, as always, for God to bless our Virgin Islands and all who reside here. Governor John deJongh Letters To St. John TradewindsGovernor Defends 8 Percent Pay Cut for Government Employees


16 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 St. John Tradewinds The V.I. Public Services Commission announced last week that an investiga tion into the July 4 marine incident off the shores of St. Thomas by V. I. Sea Trans is underway. The vessel involved in the incident, Miss Royal Belmar, is used to conduct the exclu sive franchised operation granted by the Public Services to Aquatic Management, LLC and managed by V. I. Sea Trans. According to reports received by the PSC, the ferry carrying approximately 100 persons ran aground and rested on the rocky shore of Great St. James Cay around 10 p.m. on July 4. Under the franchise agreement, Aquatic Management has provided direct public marine passenger transportation via scheduled runs between the terminals located in Gallows Bay, St. Croix and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas since May 2007. PSC personnel have interviewed Sea Trans director of operations Marjorie Smith and Public Relations representative Kevin Vincent to obtain details surrounding the incident and to determine the status cial investigative reports from the manage ment of Aquatic Management and the U.S. Coast Guard, commissioners continued to monitor the resumption and availability of service to Virgin Islands commuters. by the PSC prior to the incident they are scheduled to appear before the Commission during its upcoming meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, on St. Thomas.PSC Investigating Grounding of Royal Miss Belamarthe reported injuries were critical, according to U.S Coast Guard spokesperson Ricardo Castrodad. This rescue was possible due to the swift and quick response of Coast Guard boat crews, local emergency responders and Good Samaritan vessels on scene, who aggressively worked throughout the night to safely remove all 102 people from the grounded vessel, said USCG Captain Marc Stegman, Sector San Juan acting commander, in a prepared statement. The passengers retransfer them to safety. The vessel was not taking on water, but was high up on the rocks prompting several emergency responders to determine the vessel was travelling at a high rate of speed when it just about hit the island and was still hard aground as of press time. USCG response and prevention personnel, including marine and pollution investigators, were expected to continue working with the vessel owner and local authori ties to coordinate the removal and salvage of the vessel, investigate the cause of the grounding and determine if there were signs of pollution in the water. USCG Watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a 911 call at 10:05 p.m. July 4 from a U.S. Virgin Islands emergency operator and a radio call from the master of the Royal Miss Belmar notifying the ongoing distress. ing on donations, which can be made to St. John Rescue Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 1225, St. John, VI, 00830.St. John Tradewinds Continued from Page 5Passenger Ferry Slams Into Great St. James Island


St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 17 LAND LINE: 911 / CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 / POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333 Friday, July 1 11:22 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/re questing police assistance with his nephew and his dogs. Police assistance. 6:29 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a tree fell on her vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 10:49 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that she was involved in a physical altercation with her boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Saturday, July 2 11:46 a.m. A visitor from Puerto Rico p/r that someone hit his rental vehicle. Auto collision. 1:55 p.m. A citizen p/r that she was assaulted. Simple assault. 5:30 p.m. A Cruz Bay resident r/ that a woman had no vital signs. D.O.A. 9:25 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone had fallen off of a safari taxi. Accidental injury. 9:45 p.m. A minor p/r that she was assaulted by four girls in the area of Cruz Bay. Simple assault. 11:38 p.m. Badge #747 and 1048 r/ that National Park Rangers requested assistance with placing a male and a female under arrest at the NPS terminal. Sunday, July 3 2:36 a.m. Badge # 747 and 1048 r/ a group of escorted one of the males to the ferry dock for his safety. Police assistance. 5:49 p.m. A citizen c/r that he was struck by a vehicles mirror while crossing North Shore Road. Accidental injury. 8:15 p.m. A citizen p/r that he is being harassed via the telephone. Telephone harassment. Monday, July 4 6:21 a.m. EMT c/requesting police assistance with a combative female at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. Police assistance. 6:49 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in the area of Estate Grunwald. Auto collision. 9:06 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a male verbally threatened her. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 1:30 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. T uesday, July 5 12:00 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r he was assaulted by another male. Simple assault. 1:34 a.m. A minor p/r that she was assaulted by a group of people. Aggravated assault and battery. 2:10 a.m. A citizen c/r that a group of minors was trespassing at Gallows Point Resort. Police assistance. 5:36 a.m. A citizen c/r that his house was broken into. Burglary in the second. 10:11 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that she was beaten. Aggravated assault and battery. 12:45 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that a male stole money from her in Festival Village. Grand larceny. 6:45 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that a male threatened to destroy his things and burn down his house. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Thursday, July 7 9:20 a.m. Citizen c/r that his friend was unresponsive at his Estate Enighed home. D.O.A. 10:26 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident c/re questing police assistance with her family mem bers. Police assistance. DeJongh Praises Public and Private Responders Who Aided Passengers on Grounded FerrySt. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh last week praised the numerous emergency responders who heeded the call for assistance after the inter-island ferry Royal Miss Belmar became grounded on Great St. James while en route from Cruz Bay, St. John to St. Croix on Monday night, July 4. The efforts of these responders ensured the safe rescue of the passengers who were stranded on board the grounded ferry and through diligent and precise techniques, the injured, the other passengers and crew were brought safely to St. Thomas, deJongh said. Enough cannot be said about one responding to the scene did in ensuring the safety of the 102 persons on board. accident shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday and was routinely briefed throughout the night and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 5, as the passengers were brought to safety on St. Thomas and subsequently examined by both emergency medical technicians and physicians at R.L. Schneider Hospital. Our efforts in retooling our emergency management structure has once again paid off, deJongh said. While the Coast Guard, National Park Service and St. Thomas Rescue led the rescue operation last night, numerous government agencies under the coordination of the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, worked tirelessly to augment the rescue operation at sea, including the set up of a triage area for injured passengers at the Red Hook marine terminal, arranging transportation of the injured to the Schneider Hospital and providing overall support to the response effort. ployees of VITEMA, Planning and Natural Resources, Emergency Medical Services, Virgin Islands Police, V.I. Port Authority Police Division, National Park Service, St. Thomas and St. John Rescue, V.I. Fire Services, Property and Procurement, Health, Tourism and timely and expertly coordinated, said the governor. The responders reacted as they are trained to and led a rescue operation that we are all proud of today. DeJongh also acknowledged the work of the Sea Tow salvage company and other citi zens who responded in smaller vessels to assist in the rescue. Passengers who were on the ferry when it ran aground had the highest praise for the rescue operation that was launched last night, said deJongh. The vast majority of the passengers who were on the ferry when the accident occurred boarded another ferry for their journey home to St. Croix, deJongh added. DeJongh was informed on July 5 that a Coast Guard investigation into the cause of the accident is now underway. job that each and every one responding to the scene did in ensuring the safety of the 102 persons on board. Governor John deJongh St. John Tradewinds A 22-year-old woman was ar rested shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, for stealing money from a St. John hotel where she was employed as a Front Desk Attendant. said Cletricea Scotland stole more than $100 from her co-workers cash register at the Westin Resort and Villas in March. According to the preliminary VIPD investigation, Scotland was one of two front desk attendants working on March 11, 2011. At the end of the shift the second attendant was $120 short in her cash drawer. The surveillance video was reviewed by the hotel security which showed Scotland taking the cash out of the drawer and putting it in her pocket. Westin security attempted to meet with Scotland on March 31, however, she did not report to work and has not been back to work since that time. Scotland is a St. Thomas native residing in the Estate Bovoni housing community. Her bail was set at $25,000 and she was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Pending further court action.Cletricea ScotlandWestin Resort Employee Arrested and Charged with Grand LarcenySt. John Tradewinds Individuals interested in learning more about the real estate industry are being urged to register for the Real Estate Sales course offered by the University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center. On St. Thomas, classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 16, at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas Campus. For fees and more informa tion on the course, call 6931100 or visit UVICELL on line at Real Estate Sales


18 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetaway Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaW estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904ConstructionSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceInsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty MgmtCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. Johns Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 John McCann & Associates tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115 Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 Sun Dog Cafe tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSaltwater Gypsy Consignment (340) 244-8888 Located in The Lumberyard St. Johnimals 340-777-9588 Located at Wharfside VillageServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Ferry Schedules Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Territorial Association of Realtors (VITAR) awarded the V.I. Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) a $50,000 grant to fund the Affordable Housing Assistance. The grant will assist low and moderate income families with closing cost assistance up to $5,000 per family to secure affordable housing. The award was presented on Satur day, June 18, at the Palms at Pelican Cove at the VITAR Annual Meeting. Through the VI REALTORS Affordable Housing Assistance Fund closing cost assistance will be awarded to families who be awarded in the form of very low inter est loans with rates as low as 2 percent and VIHFA looks forward to working with VITAR in administering this program which time homeowners. VIHFAs Interim Executive Director, Adrienne Williams said she was pleased that the Authority would be a recipient of this grant. In light of these tough economic times and the rising cost of construction, it is necessary more than ever to leverage the rehomeowners, said Williams. For more information contact the VIHFA on St. Thomas at 7774432.BJ Harris, center, hands a check who were joined by Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, at far left.St. John Tradewinds News PhotoV.I. Territorial Association of Realtors Awards VIHFA $50,000 for Housing Assistance Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School Call 774-8617 Church Directory


St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 19 Commerical Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEAt The LumberyardUNUSUAL OPPORTUNITYfirst floor space availableDowntown Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessFor Space Call Nick 340-771-3737 ST. JOHNTRADEWINDS SU BSC RIPTION A V A IL B LE $85/YE A R CALL 776-6496 OR FILL OUT FORM ON PAGE 21 SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: $1200 Two bedroom, one bath, w/d, $1600 Two bedroom, one bath, washer, Fish Bay, $1800 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d, $1700 Three bedroom, one bath, large deck, $1950 Three bedroom, two bath, pool, w/d, $2800 Three bedroom house, w/d, great view, $3500 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $900 One bedroom, one bath $1250 Check out www.stjohnlive. com for more details. For Rent EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 GREA T LOCA TION! EASY ACCESS1 bedroom cottage landscaped with BEATIFUL Garden on acre with View, Driveway and retaining walls done, Septic in, Excavation for bigger house done. $290,000. 340-626-8485 Cottage For Sale STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Sizes to 10 x 12 Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 COMMERCIAL SPACES AVAILABLE AT RAINTREE COURT spaces. Call Albert 693-8590 Services Space for Lease Excellent Location near Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day Spa & Gourmet Market or retail $1,450/mo. or retail $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandia For more information call 776-6857 Expanding Watersports Company is accepting applications for:RETAIL SALES BEACH ATTENDANTSMUST BE: reliable and professional, detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, clean cut and able to swim. Car for Sale Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 Employment Found at the VINP ball the Summer Youth Fair and Wagapalooza, a fabric Clyde's bag with health and beauty products. Call Linda at 776-2645. Suzuki Island Car for Sale: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Richard 340-642-5358 Beautiful, secluded studio cottage in Carolina, spectacular views of Coral Bay and Drakes Passage. $1500/mo available 1 July, 2011. Please call Kiana 512.535.7185 or email Legal Notice Found and salvaged motor boat located in Coral Bay area. VI registration #0749-TA. Call Sekou Magras 643-8398 or Raquida Magras 642-0862 BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?Call: 340-776-6496 Email: advertising@tradewinds.viGET RESULTS!VISA & MasterCard Accepted LONG TERM RENT AL 2-3 BR House on Bordeaux Mt., beautifully maintained with amazing views of BVIs. Available 7/1 for $2000-$2,500 + Electric. Contact Mark for more info at 732-804-0600, or Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C. Call 690-1104 Lost & Found Com/Ofce/Storage


20 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885.CLACKING CATACROSS 1 My dear, in Milan 8 Early calculators 13 Miser visited by ghosts 22 Chewed the fat 23 Start of a riddle 25 Thaws again 31 Riddle, part 2 38 In another country 40 Klensch of fashion 41 Terse denial 48 Riddle, part 3 53 Fifth of XV 54 Novelist Santha Rama 57 Viva Vegas 58 On top of, to bards 70 LeBlanc of Friends 73 Reminiscent of 74 First Hebrew month 75 Bovine milk pitcher 80 Blowup, in photog. 81 Lingus 82 Elks call 85 Rebs gp. 87 Riddle, part 5 101 Lube again 102 End of the riddle 110 Gehrig and Gossett 111 Very little 114 Bacon slices 120 Six Flags attractions away from 122 Most tightly packed 124 Energy-draining things DOWN 1 Crows calls 2 In need of a massage 3 Thinks through logically 5 Tiki bar drink 7 Cigna rival Pandora 11 Show up at 12 Ending for Benedict 13 Scat! 14 Second-order angel 15 Cup top studio 18 Tie the knot 24 Clutch sitter 32 Berlin Mrs. 33 Hit for the Jackson 5 34 Really irk 35 Smelting residues 37 Places of exile 41 King Cole 45 Purple bloom 47 Melodies 51 Twistable little treats 52 Nothin 71 Merge into a single body lege, say 77 Question from Judas 78 Stand for a canvas 80 The sun, in Spain 81 shall come to pass ... 84 Meadowland 88 Clear, as a chalkboard 100 Big name in stretchy swimwear 101 Rebel as a group 102 Sacked 104 Mop & 105 Karaoke selections 113 Parts of psyches 115 Pittsburgh-Boston dir. hobby 118 Counterpart of nope PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Monday, July 11 and Caribbean Health Clinics, will conduct outreach services for all Virgin Islands veterans who have questions about health issues, will be at the Julius E. Sprauve School auditorium on St. John on Monday, July 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 18 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advises will be conducted on St. John on Monday, July 18, to Wednesday, a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact the Division of Fish & Wildlife at 775-6762 or the Division of Environmental Enforcement at 774-3320 on St. Thomas for more information. Starts August 16 The Real Estate Sales course will be offered by the Univer sity of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center. On St. Thomas, classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 16, at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas Campus. For fees and more information, call 693-1100 or Sunday, August 16 The 27th annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili Cook-Off will be Sunday, August 21, at Brewers Beach. Come join the fun for a day of live music, dancing, a U.S. Coast Guard and lots of spicy chili on the beach. Sunday, August 21 The 27th annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili CookOff will be Sunday, August 21, at Brewers Beach. Come join the fun for a day of live music, dancing, a U.S. Coast Guard rescue of spicy chili on the beach.


Air Canada Launching Service To Virgin Islands in Decemberwas expected to last before the Chocolate Hole gas station would open for business. What will be the islands third fueling area got a green light last month from members of the V.I. Senate, who voted to grant Guilderoy Sprauves zoning variance request in order to build a gas station and convenience store on Centerline Road in Estate Adrian. Sprauve owns six acres of land in the area, but only plans to build on a 20,000-squarefoot plot. The land is zoned R-1 (residential low density) but the variance allows Sprauve to go ahead with his plans to build a six-pump gas station and poured concrete convenience store. Sprauve planned to have the station and store open from around 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The businesses would close around 5 p.m. on Friday and reopen sometime in the evening on Saturday. The parcel is located on Centerline Road, adjacent to the old Love City Home and Garden Center, on land previously used by the Seventh Day Adventist Church for evangelistic meetings. Now that the zoning variance has been approved, Sprauve is expected to secure funding for the project soon. While no signs of construction were visible on the site last week, Bernier expected activity at the newest of the two new St. John gas stations soon. There is a high possibility that St. John will get two new gas stations soon, said Bernier. Right now there are no more applications for more gas stations on the island except for these two.St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 21 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 SUBSCRIPTIONS TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCSend Check Payable to Tradewinds Publishing LLC, P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION $85.00 USD Name ____________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Breaking Ground at Gas Station in Chocolate HoleContinued from Page 9 credible vacation experience the USVI has to offer, said Doty. To assist the department in developing and implementing its strategy as well as encouraging more volunteers, the DOT has contracted Marketplace Excellence, a mar cialties include marketing to the Caribbean and the Diaspora. in the Caribbean and Canada, MPEs multi cultural team comprises a number of Caribbean nationals with a wealth of experience In the months ahead, Marketplace Excel lence will spearhead efforts to reach Caribbean consumers through proactive media relations that will include organizing press visits to the USVI for Caribbean and Diaspora media, coordinating interviews with DOT National Association of Black Journalists annual convention in Philadelphia. Marketplace Excellence will also identify opportunities for the DOT to partner with Caribbean organizations and participate in Caribbean events that will help increase awareness of the USVI. Other projects include further development of the VI Ambassador Program and social media programs. Tourism Taps Virgin Islands, Caribbean DiasporaContinued from Page 15 St. John Tradewinds The Department of Tourism announced last week that Air Canada, Canadas largest full-service airline, will begin serving the territory later this year. Following a series of meetings between Air Canada and DOT, the airline announced its Toronto hub. The new service will offer Canadians as once weekly on Saturdays beginning December 24, 2011 through April 14, 2012. son International Airport at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in St. Thomas at 2:15 p.m. Returning and arrive in Toronto at 8:30 p.m. Canadas Airbus 319-100 aircraft featuring a new cabin interior, 14 executive seats and 106 economy seats, and are now on sale at The added airlift created by the new 2,000 inbound passengers to the territory during the winter months and will help meet the growing demand from one of the destinations top international markets, said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. Since March of last year, the Territory has seen more than 6,000 visitors from Canada and we anticipate growth of at least 20 percent resulting from this new The DOT will support the new service by working closely with Air Canada to launch dedicated marketing initiatives, promotions and in-market events to generate awareness and bookings.


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Catered Tos top rental villa. $1,295,000. SEASCAPE has a fabulous location on Bovacoap Point! Spacious 2 bdrm main house w/lap pool & spa, plus a separate caretaker cottage. Panoramic views, privacy & successful vacation rental. ONLY $995,000 RILEYS RETREAT Amazing views of St. Thomas & sunsets fr/ this beautifully remodeled 6 bdrm/5 bath villa w/ high quality amenities, pool, spa, close to town. $1,899,000. A BEST BUY! Well built, poured concrete cottage w/ lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile oors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters, at lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future garage & expansion. Only $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! 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Well built Bordeaux Mt. home with 3 bd/ 2 bath, lg. covered porch, southerly views, lg. trees, very gentle slope, room for expansion. $525,000. CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700s Great House, with a 1960s home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot. $799,000. 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 LISTINGSJOES DINER St. Johns oldest restaurant is looking for a new owner. Serving breakfast, lunch & drinks since 1972, and located in the center of Cruz Bay. Call CBR.CBR CONDO LISTINGSWESTIN TIMESHARES Resale units, most weeks & sizes available for under market value. Call us! LAVENDER HILL Tropical 2 bd/2bath penthouse unit w/wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $899,000. SELENES Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/ rental or business. Terric views. Reduced to $399K! GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1 bd/1bath condo in resort setting, pool, beach. Only $485K.CBR LAND LISTINGSLEINSTER BAY Off the beaten track w/views. $199K. BARGAIN in PASTORY! Moderate slope, 1/3 acre, close to town. Only $76,500. Oversized WATERFRONT parcel in Dreekets Bay w/ amazing BVI views! A bargain at $695K. LUSH BORDEAUX MT. parcels w/views. $150K$285K. SUNSET VIEWS close to town, easy build. Only $159K. LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM in Fish Bay Starting at $108K. KLEIN BAY Prestigious area w/common beach. $675K. SIDE-BY-SIDE at parcels in Johnston Bay $220K ea. CAROLINA, EDEN, CALABASH Nice selection of affordable parcels. Starting at $84K. CRUZ BAY TOWN Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K. GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., lg. trees. $125K. ZOOTENVAAL Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K. PARCEL 300-69C GREAT CRUZ BAY Prime 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views, walk to dinghy landing & ar chitectural plans. A steal at $595K. WATERFRONT on MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000. AFFORDABLE PARCELS in Est. Grunwald & Adrian. Easy building sites, close to town. Starting at $75,000. Call Today! DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnicent peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000. PT. RENDEZVOUS Outstanding views. $275K & $415K. BANK OWNED PARCELS Chocolate Hole, priced to SELL! $195K & 225K. GREAT BUYS 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. CONTRACTED CONTRACTED


HOMES View all St. John MLS properties at our website at CONDOS HOMES LAND FRACTIONALS COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.cominfo@americanparadise.comAMANI Spectacular 180 views, Maria Bluff, 3BR/3BR main plus guest cottage $1,695,000 UNBEATABLE VALUE! ALLESANDRA Luxuri ous masonry villa, views of 3 bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage NOW $1,769,000 MAMEY PEAK 1.05 acres, 1x1 Main House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat slope & stunning views. $600,000 ISLANDS END Nat'l Pk beaches close by. 5BR/5.5BA, HOA common dock $1,850,000 PRICE SLASHED! Cinnamon Day Dreams, 3 BR/2.5BA, on North shore in Catherineberg, 1 acre, $1,795,000. MYSTIC RIDGE 4 BR/4.5BA, dramatic views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, exquisite finishings, sweeping views. 5BR/5BA. $4,250,000 IXORA Ajax Peak, bordered by Natl. Pk, adjacent to North Shore beach access, pool, 5 BR. 10% price reduction to $1,530,000. NEW CAROLINA Live on property & complete your home. Owner financing available. $299,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION Large 1.6 acre lot, 5BR/5BA & pool. Extensive native stone terraces. Now $995,000 MILL RIDGE Attention to detail, Classic Caribbean architecture, masonry 2BR/2BR, garage & pool. $1,595,000 SOLAR B & B! Garden By The Sea is a quaint Caribbean home. Owners apartment & 3 A/C units. $1,800,000 PELICAN'S PERCH Masonry 3BR/3BA pool villa, panoramic water views, separate guest cottage. $1,269,000 GLUCKSBERG! Cute starter cottage on a wooded lot abuts a green belt. 1BR/1BA with a/c. .23 acres $240,000 TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM HALF MOON HOUSE 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 artistic statement in a world class setting. VISTA CIELO Completed in 2010, this elegantly furnished, 3 bdrm villa in classic Caribbean architecture with privacy in a quiet gated community. All rooms have water views and open onto a large verandah surrounding a sunny pool with great views. PETER BAY GATEHOUSE an exquisite 2 bedroom villa on large lot in Peter Bay Estates has great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans available for expansion. Incredible Value! BEACHFRONT LIME TREE BAY HAS WHITE SAND BEACH! East End 5 bdrm stone & masonry home on 4+ subdividable acres (zoned R-2) steps to beach. Gorgeous water views! WATERFRONT VILLA BELVEDERE (3x3.5) privacy, pool & spa, plus deeded access to HOA dock on Great Cruz Bay. Quiet neighborhood, mesmerizing sunset views! 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. WALK TO BRUNCH & BEACH plus ENJOY SOOTHING SURF SOUND from this unique, masonry & stone custom crafted, gated villa with panoramic water views. Flexible floorplan features 4 bdrms plus cottage. SEABISCUIT is a winner! Charming 2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with panoramic views, very private pool & hot tub. Breezy location convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline watersports. VILLA MOLLO Deeded beach access, 3br/2ba full A/C features custom stone and wood work and amazing Caribbe an views. 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. WATERFRONT LA DOLCE VITA is an exceptionally charming 2 bdrm property on the waters edge with the possibility of boat mooring. 376 ft. pristine shoreline. Panoramic. W-1 zoning allows commercial uses. C HOCOLATE H OLE V ILLA 4br 3ba pool villa boasts central A/C, ne nishes and sophisticated design. Custom arched windows bathe the great room in sun light while framing expansive ocean views. WHALE W ATCH 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. S OUTHERN C ROSS Big southshore views Danish-style stone home w/ wrap-around covered porches & 3 bdrm & 2 baths. Stunning cabinetry & exposed concrete beams & sills. Exceptional privacy in lush setting. Additional land available. CASA YAYA Big-view villa on top the world in Coral Bay. 3 bdrm, 2 bath one level living w/ the BVI at your front door. Entertain by the innityedge pool and enjoy the indoor/ outdoor great room with dramatic views from every room. PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropi cal living, big views & masonry homecentrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & Great Room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! The Company that gives back to St. John RAINBOWS END AT BATTERY HILLclean and cheerfully decorated poolside condo is conveniently close to town w/ nicely manicured grounds. Seller says make an offer! $510,000 $2,500,000 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 Call for details DVD $2,850,000 DVD DVD $1,995,000$3,150,000 DVD $995,000 $1,165,000 DVD $2,395,000$1,200,000 $995,000 $595,000 $1,275,000 $540,000 $1,259,000 $1,950,000 $3,650,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 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 MANDAHL $85,000E STATE CAROLINA from $115,000C ONCORDIA PRESERVE from $275,000D REEKETS 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 /NORTHSHORE from $1,500,000 L OVANGO CAY WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000 UPPER MONTE BAY hillsides from $799,000B OATMAN PT ./RENDEZ VOUS WATERFRONT $825,000V IRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $499,000C HOCOLATE HOLE from $365,000 S AUNDERS GUT two W ATERFRONT lots $345,000 each A LSO WESTIN TIMESHARES from $2,000 per weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS FROM $59,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! HH-TW 7.11.2011.indd 1 7/7/11 6:12 PM St. John Tradewinds SUBSCRIPTIONSCall 340-776-6496. We Accept VISA or MasterCard. Or Fill Out Subscription Form on Page 21. 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 DH@DH. Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker Offered at $4.9 M.


24 St. John Tradewinds, July 11-17, 2011 few gentlemen in war paint and animal prints. MORE FESTIVAL PHOTOS: Pages 2-4 and 12-133 St. John Festival Parade St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Justin Doran and Tropical Focus Photography