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Tropical Storm Irene Passes ByPage 5Back to SchoolGovernor deJongh visits Julius E. Spruave and Guy H. Benjamin students on their rst day back to schoolPage 3-4Local Resident Spearheads Fight Against Turtle Hunting in B.V.I.Page 8VINP Stops Parking on Maho BeachPage 12 Chaotic Kayak Races Raise $25,000 for Wounded VetsPage 6 The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.comSeptember 5-18, 2011 Copyright 2011 St. John Tradewinds New Photo Presidio del Mar Sells for $12 MillionThe sale of the Peter Bay Point home Presidio del Mar, above, for $12 million is the biggest sign that the St. John real estate market is on an upswing. STORY ON PAGE 2


Presidio del Mar Sells for $12 Million 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, September 5-18, 2011 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, September 7, at 6 p.m., at the Guy H. Benjamin School, Room 6, in Coral Bay. The Whitman Family Limited Partnership has proposed a zonParcels Nos. 13-A and 13-B Estate Carolina, No. 1 Coral Bay Quarter, St. John from W-1 (WaterfrontPleasure) to B-2 (Business-Secondary/Neighborhood).The purpose of the request is to convert use of an existing building into a guesthouse. Files can be reviewed on St. Thomas at DPNRs Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, Cyril E. King Airport, (in front of the Elaine Sprauve Public Library,Zone Change Request on September 7 By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Presidio del Mar, the sprawling Peter Bay point lot estate with six bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom and veranda, has sold for $12 million. The Virgin Islands Recorder of Deeds lists the new deed grantee as Stephan H. Deckoff as of August 19. The home, built on 1.63 acres by former Qualcomm executive Robert Blakeney, was completed in 2008. It was originally listed by Holiday Homes on January 15, 2009, for $32 million, according to the St. John Multiple Listing Ser vice. The price never changed dur ing its 529 days on the market, and the listing with Holiday Homes ended on June 28, 2010. Presidio was listed for sale less than a month later on July 19, 2010, by Diana Beam, broker/owner of RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty, at $24.95 million. By the time the home went into contract approximately one year later, its listing price had dropped to $18.95 milmillion, according to the St. John MLS. Beam handled the sale. The new owners were attracted to the stunning views of Peter Bay, surrounding cays and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, said Beam in a written press release. The landmark home, with its 648 feet of pristine shoreline, has detailed craftsmanship and extensive heated pool and a poolside bar. The home was featured in a 2010 episode of the Real Housewives of New York City, when the housewives stayed at Presidio dur ing a Virgin Islands vacation. Beam utilized an extensive international marketing plan during Presidios year on the market with her, she explained. The home was seen by many potential buyers through printed publications, a dedicated web site, four-page color brochure, an internet video and DVD and mass mailings to real estate agents and rental companies, said Beam. Blakeney purchased the Peter Bay point lot in 1999, and took extraordinary measures to prevent runoff and make the site as eco-friendly as possible during the years-long construction process. In addition to hosting the Real Housewives, Presidio del Mar was the site of the 2009 Friends of the V.I. National Park gala. The $12 million sale represents an upswing in the St. John market, which had grown stagnant following the 2009 world-wide economic collapse. The market on St. John is on the upswing, with a 25 percent increase in home sales so far this year, said Beam. The sale of Presidio fell $2 mil lion short of the Peter Bay sales record. In 2007, real estate broker Debbie Hayes sold a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home on 2.8 acres for $14 million. The gated-community home was for owner David Mugar. The St. John School of the Arts invites the public to come and see what the school will be offering for the 2011-12 school year. There will be an open house and early registration on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Class demonstrations and discussions will be presented throughout the day as well as parent ship study applications. SJSA is excited to offer new classes and group ensembles as Those who are unable to attend should visit for information regarding class schedules and descriptions and registration dates and times. For more informa tion, call 779-7322.SJSA Hosting Open House on Sept. 10The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization invites the public to celebrate Labor Day, September 5, at the annual Coral Bay Parade and Fun Day. The parade starts at 11 a.m. from Cases By There will be games and activities for children, and food and drinks will be on sale. DJ music and steel band music will be provided. Join friends and neighbors in Coral Bay for an end of summer celebration and afternoon of family fun. All vendors that are interested in vending should contact Sonia Sprauve at 779-4718 or Natalie Thomas 690-1725. Parade participants should contact Jackie Clendinen at 514-5355.Coral Bay Labor Day Parade Sept. 5St. John Tradewinds News Photo After years of construction and two years on the market, Rob Blakeney's Estate Peter Bay home Presidio del Mar, above, sold last month for $12 million. stabbed a male victim in his upper body when he tried to stop the suspect from choking an 18-year-old woman at a Cruz Bay restaurant. The suspect, Rupert Walters Jr., 36, a St. Thomas native residing in Estate Pastory was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, and charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery Domestic Violence and Third Degree Assault. stabbing in the area. The victim said he saw the suspect, later idenWhen he told Walters to let the woman go, Walters pulled a knife from his pocket, swung it at the victim and stabbed him in the back of his head. Police said the woman and Walters are involved in a romantic relationship. Walters bail was denied due to the domestic violence law and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas pending further court action.Man Arrested for Choking, Stabbing


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The new blue walls at the Julius indication that the Cruz Bay public elementary and middle school is in for changes this academic year. New JESS principal Dionne Wells, who was transferred to the school from Guy Benjamin School at the end of last school year, has been busy all summer getting the campus up to her standards. With help from parents and the JESS Fundraising Gala Commit tee, Wells was able to get all of her planned infrastructure projects wrapped up by the time she welof class on Wednesday morning, August 31. before school started which was great, said Wells. All the labor done on the school for the painting this summer was paid for by the JESS Gala Fundraising Commit tee. They really, really helped me a lot. Governor John deJongh made JESS one of the eight schools he in the territory. The students were thrilled to the see the Virgin Islands chief executive and Wells was complimented by the gover nor as well, she explained. The governor came by on the he mentioned to me was that hed year was the most organized hes seen, said Wells. That felt really great, even though personally I thought we could have been even more organized. Coming from GBS, where she oversaw a school of 115 students, Wells will be helming JESS roughly 215 member student body. yet because some students havent arrived, but were looking at around 215 students, said the JESS principal. changed at JESS was the location where students report. Elemen tary school students used to attend classes at the Clarice Thomas Annex across the street from the main JESS campus. This year, all students will be attending classes on the main campus in order keep the Its still early and right now were trying to get things in place with schedules and all that, said Wells. Its working out very well having everyone on one campus. The kids are in the process of learning the campus fully since they have to utilize the whole cam pus now. Wells is keeping the different grades in separate areas of the campus, she added. I have it sectioned off in divisions with all secondary classes in the main building upstairs, and downstairs we have the primary classes, said the JESS principal. Over on top of the home economics building we have all the intermediate classes. Were trying to keeping the students in central locations so they are self-contained. Looking ahead toward the school year, Wells will focus her attention and resources on three main areas, she explained. Right now were just getting organized into different teams but we have three main focuses student achievement, school culture and teacher leadership effective ness, said Wells. Everything we do will be tied into one of those three categories. The bright blue paint adorning the walls at the school has given Wells a head start in the school culture department, she added. We have a jump start with culture thanks to the painting and murals on the walls, said the JESS principal. The students look at the atmosphere at the school and feel more appreciated. They say, oh you did all this for me. They dont want to lean against the walls so they dont get them dirty or mess up the murals, Wells said. Its really sweet. Wells is excited for the 2011/2012 school year and is looking forward to meeting challenges and raising the bar at JESS, she added. Im really excited, said the principal. Im ready to get things in place for the students and to push their academic achievement to the place where it needs to be. Thursday, Sept. 15th INDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Obituaries............................16 Police Log ...........................17 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 3 Principal Wells Looks To Improve School Culture and Achievement for Students at Julius E. Sprauve School for 2011/12 School Year St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersABOVE: Governor John deJongh greets students at LEFT : (Back Row) Ms. Im really excited. Im ready to get things in place for the students and to push their academic achievement to the place where it needs to be.


4 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While Dr. Whitman Brown appreciated the warm welcome extended to him by the faculty and parents at Guy Benjamin School, the new principal was still classes got underway on Wednesday, August 31. Brown was transferred to GBS in Coral Bay at the end of last school year from Marcelli Elementary School on St. Thomas. While Brown, a St. Thomas resident, was impressed with his reception at GBS, he still sees the transfer as punishment. The commute is a real problem, said Brown. I have to begin my day before 5 a.m. and I arrive late. This is not a positive thought in education, to send me from St. Thomas here. After the announcement of the transfer was made, was politically motivated. The new GBS principal, however, remained unconvinced last week. Its punitive, said Brown about his transfer. Its vindictive. The students in Coral Bay shouldnt be limited because I have to come late and leave early. Its sad to me that theyre using the school this way, said the GBS principal. They must not use the school politically like this. Adding to Browns issues with the DOE, the prinleave without pay for four days. Brown tried to attend a hearing on St. Thomas regarding the closing of Marcelli School on the August 30, which he missed. I thought it was very important for me, the princi pal, to be there, said Brown. It was also important for me to be here, so I came over here and then I returned to St. Thomas. Browns pay was docked for that as well as for isbe transferred back to a St. Thomas school, Brown was positive about the new school year at GBS. Right now Im in the observation phase still, he said. Ive heard good things about the school and I met with teachers and parents. I really appreciate the welcome attitude extended to me. Parents have assured me that they are here to help, said the new GBS principal. I have also been approached by private individuals from the Coral Bay Community Council and the Rotary Club of St. John, who have pledged their support to the school as well. The positive attitude at GBS is something of which the entire community should be proud, Brown added. The teachers have been very supportive of me and the attitude is positive which is what you want in a school, said the principal. There are a lot of independent thinking people here. Were building our own support team here at the school. Despite what was transpiring between Brown and kicked off a new school year on August 31. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott were excited to get back to classes at Guy Benjamin School after their summer break.Guy Benjamin School Welcomes Students and New Principal to New 2011-12 Year


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Branches and trees were downed and portions of Centerline Road were slightly washed out, but overall, St. John came through Tropical Storm Irene relatively unscathed. An August 19 V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency press release predict ed the storm would pass 100 miles south of St. Croix. We are urging everyone to be vigilant and to monitor the progress of this system as it moves across our region, said VITEMA Director Elton Lewis. As of Saturday afternoon, August 20, it appeared that TS Irene would indeed pass south of the territory, bringing some light rains and winds. By late Saturday night, and early Sunday morning, August 21, however, it became apparent that Irene had jogged north a bit and was passing directly over the Virgin Islands. The territory experienced tropical storm conditions, with sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and gusts to 67 miles per hour and a little more than 4 inches of rain reported on St. Thomas. The storms disorganized eye passed right over St. Croix Sunday afternoon, August 21, and power, internet and cell phone service went in and out throughout the afternoon, night and into Monday, August 22. National Weather Service from Sunday morning to Monday afternoon, and the terri tory eventually came under a tropical storm on Sunday, the Coast Guard closed St. Croix ports to incoming and outgoing vessels, and all U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ports were shut down at 6 p.m. the same day. Storm shelters were opened at 3 p.m. Sunday on St. Croix, and at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on St. Thomas and St. John. Both the St. Croix and St. Thomas airport closed at 5 p.m. Sunday. Governor John deJongh imposed a cur few in the territory from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on St. Croix, and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on St. Thomas and St. John. As the winds and rains intensify, road conditions in the islands will deteriorate causing hazards for the general public, said acting V.I. Police Department commissioner Raymond Hyndman. Its best that residents remain indoors for their safety and pay atten tion to the updates provided by VITEMA, as well as follow all instructions as it relates to shelters and the curfew. A press release issued by VITEMA in the early morning hours of August 21 dubbed Irene a serious threat. and the National Weather Service urged citi zens to quickly complete preparations for the protection of life and property. Despite the preparations that have been made, I must take a moment to encourage everyone to pay attention to the updates that St. John W eathers T ropical Storm Irene St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 5 Continued on Page 16St. John Tradewiinds News Photo The salvage vessel Jaws was tossed ashore in Coral Bay, above, when Tropical Storm Irene passed just south of the territory last month. 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


6 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds It was practically standing room only on Oppenheimer Beach on Sunday, August 28, as the St. John community came out in force to support Team River Runners Wounded Veterans USVI program fundraiser. A total of 16 teams took part in Chaotic Kayak race at 1 p.m. on Oppenheimer Beach. After four heats of competition, it was Team Arawak who walked away the days champion. But it is the 30 wounded war riors who will enjoy a week of healing in St. John waters this November, along with their spouses, who were the real winners of the day. TRR, founded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004 by Washington, D.C. area kayak enthusiast Joe Mornini, has been hosting trips to St. John for mem bers since 2007. While the group was forced to cancel its 2008 trip due to lack of funds, that will not be the case this year. With $150 minimum entry fees, ditional fund raisers at several St. John bars and restaurants, the Chaotic Kayak race garnered about $25,000, and money is still coming in, explained race organizer John Schuld. At the end of the day we had raised $15,000 when at the last second a resident came down and handed me a personal check, said Schuld. Lisa de Kooning donated a $10,000 check to TRR which made our total $25,000. I couldnt believe it. That moment was very emotional because everyone was there gathered around and watched it unfold, Schuld said. It was a surprise to everyone. wonderful day at Oppenheimer Pavilion, which exceeded all exhoping to just cover their expenses and raise awareness, explained Schuld. We started out with the idea for four boats and a little BBQ, he said. We were hoping to raise maybe $1,000. Joe [Mornini] said if we broke even it would be enough for raising awareness. Schuld organized the event along with his wife Brandi and Amy and Tom Larson of Sadie Sea, along with many other helpers. While the days fundraising total was a success, the outpouring of support was the most exciting part of the event, explained Brandi Schuld. It was an absolutely amazing day, said Brandi Schuld. It was more than we could have ever imagined. The support of the St. John community was overwhelming. It was amazing how many people were on the beach from participants, to spectators, sponsors, musicians, everyone, she said. As a premier kayak guide company on St. John, its not a surprise that Arawak Expeditions took home the grand prize of a 37-passenger sunset cruise on Sadie Sea and a gold oar. In addition to the teams kayak skills, Arawak also used a brilliant strategy, Brandi Schuld explained. Arawak used their mad kayak skills and employed the ingenious strategy of using a child in the boat to lighten their load, she said. Other standouts of the day included Team High Tide, who showed their spirit with face paint and uniforms, the Beach Bar, which hosted a Jukebox for GIs fundraiser before the event and Cafe Roma, Brandi Schuld added. Cafe Roma was hands down the most chaotic boat of the day, she said. They dumped three times before they even started the course. Food donations from Skinny Legs and Michael Garbo, Bloody Marys from Woodys, refreshments from St. John Brewers and transportation assistance from St. John Community Foundation all contributed to the events success, Schuld added. The Schulds are already looking forward to next years race, which is scheduled for the last Sunday of August and will take place at Maho Bay. and we are already looking forward to next year, said Brandi Schuld. Its going to be even bigger and better so were going to move it to Maho Bay to accommodate the larger crowd. TRR, which hopes to expand its St. John program to two weeks in the future, continues to need donato help the organization, check out Race Raises $25K for USVI Wounded Vet Program St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus Photography Oppenheimer Beach was packed with supporters for TRR, at left, ready to get wet to help wounded veterans, above. It was all smiles for Team Arawak, above, while event organizer John Schuld got emotional after accepting a $10,000 personal donation from Lisa de Kooning, below.


St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 7 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 CALL TO PLACE YOUR AD FOR 2012 EDITION! 340-642-5365LAST CHANCE:Rosewood will continue to operate as it has and nothing will change with its portfolio of properties. New World Hospitalitys resources will allow Rosewood to expand in new destinations, particularly Asia, so the Rosewood brand will become increasingly well-known in parts of the world where it lacked presence. The increased brand awareness will help Caneel Bay and all Rosewood properties. Laura Lopez, Hawkins International PR Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The July 29 purchase of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts by Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality for a reported $229.5 million will not affect operations at Caneel Bay Resort. While New World Hospitality now counts Rosewoods properties as part of its portfolio, Rosewood will continue to manage Caneel. Rosewood Hotels and Resorts will remain the operator of Caneel Bay, said Laura Lopez of the national PR. There wont be any changes to how the resort is managed. Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, a privately owned ultra-luxury hotel management company based in Dallas will operate as the ultraluxury brand within New World Hospitalitys portfolio. Rosewood will continue to operate as it has and nothing will change with its portfolio of properties, said Lopez. New World Hospitalitys resources will allow Rosewood to expand in new destinations, particularly Asia, so the Rosewood brand will become increasingly well-known in parts of the world where it lacked presence. The increased brand awareness will help Caneel Bay and all Rosewood properties. Rosewood was previously owned by Rosewood Corp. and Maritz, Wolff & Co. The hotel management company was established in 1979 by Caroline Rose on Turtle Creek in Dallas, opened in 1980. Mrs. Hunts vision was to create luxurious, residential-style hotels that offer unparalleled attention to detail and exceptional personalized service, according to Rosewoods web site. There are now 20 hotels and resorts in seven countries in the Rosewood collection. New World Hospitality opened Hong Kong, in 1979. Prior to pur chasing Rosewood, New Worlds portfolio consisted of 10 proper ties. The big-time business deal wont affect the tranquility that Caneel is so well-known for, Lopez reiterated. Guests will continue to enjoy the peaceful resort as they always have, she said. Caneel Bay Resort manage ment recently closed the resort for the off-season and will reopen it in November to guests. St. John Tradewinds News Photo File Although Caneel Bay, above, is under new ownership, guests can still expect unparalleled service at the resort.New World Hospitality Purchase of Rosewood Will Not Affect Guest Experience at Caneel


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Friends of the V.I. National Park store manager and Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education St. John coordinator Karl Pytlik knows a lot about the ecology of Virgin Islands waters. But Pytlik was both surprised and appalled to discover recently that turtle hunting is still allowed in the British Virgin Islands. Fishermen in the BVI are allowed to take 24-inch and larger green turtles and 15-inch and larger hawksbill turtles from December 1 through March 31. Turtles of this size are still juveniles, Pytlik explained. I am appalled that this is allowed, he said. These turtles are endangered and share our waters and contribute to our tourist dollars. Turtles tagged in the BVI have been found as far away as Aruba and St. Barths, meaning their impact is wide-reaching. BVIs turtle hunting season during a conversation with a Department of Planning and Natural Resources employee regarding the disruption of pelican nests on Congo. He happened to bring it up to me, and I just couldnt believe it, said Pytlik. I knew obviously that we really ruined a lot of the turtle long time ago, but I thought it had been done away with. Ive worked with conservation people in the BVI before and it was never mentioned. of turtle hunting season in the BVI by speaking to a friend who works at the Department of Conservation and Fisheries in the British territory. I said, tell me this isnt true, said. These turtles are obviously endangered, and it blew my mind that this was still going on. Estimates range from 150 to 200 turtles killed each year dur leatherbacks, which are extremely very valuable due to the fatty oil they catch by mistake. Green and hawksbill turtles are likely caught for consumption, and Pytlik believes the shells may be shipped out of the territory to be used elsewhere. Theres a lot of different reasons to save them, said Pytlik. its a natural resource that we really shouldnt lose. In addition to their ecological importance, the value of turtles in the territory can literally be translated into dollars and cents, Pytlik explained. We used to have a scale where we could put a dollar amount on coming to the territory, he said. Every tourist that comes down here wants to see a turtle. Just think how many families come here each year wanting to come out and snorkel with the turtles. Pytlik estimates each turtle to be worth more than $100,000 annually based on the tourists they bring to the territory. And while turtle hunting is not legal in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the proximity of the BVI to the USVI ensures that turtle hunting in the British territory undoubtedly affects turtle populations on and around St. John. Were so close to the BVIs, and the populations have dwindled, said Pytlik. It makes absolutely no sense to allow that to continue. Theres no real need to do it. At this point, Pytlik is still trying to garner support and feel out different channels to help save turtles in the BVI. Hes already affected change in the BVI by convincing them to allow diving operations to carry spear guns in an effort to ing season there to an end. If we have a chance to save them, we should keep them around, he said. Right now Im really just looking for ideas and help. Its more or less about people becoming aware at this point because its going to take a little while. Pytlik has set up a End Turtle Hunting Season in the British Vir gin Islands page on Facebook. He can also be reached at the Friends of the VINP store at 779-8700, or via email at St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 Pytlik Spearheads Crusade To End Turtle Hunting in BVI Turtle Facts:Did you know Turtles have inhabited our planet for more than 150 million years? It is assumed that there will be hardly any turtles to be found in the oceans of this planet in the near future unless massive protection measures are undertaken now? Only one to two out of 1,000 turtle hatchlings grow to adulthood? Once grown up they have only two predators: sharks, and much more impor tant, mankind? Green turtles can stay unwith the air of one breath in their lungs? Green turtles can reduce their heart rate to a minimum of one pulse per nine minutes when diving? Sea turtles travel thousands of miles on their jour neys through the oceans of the world? After many years of migration in the worlds oceans, female sea turtles always return to the very same beach from which they once originated to lay their own eggs? Sea turtle eggs are regarded as a delicacy in many countries, and the ongoing looting of their nests is by far the foremost threat to the future of sea turtles? Sea turtles have been living on this planet for millions of years, and are now brought to the edge of extinction in just a century by mankind? Thirty years ago, several hundred turtles came ashore on Sangalaki, Indonesia, nightly to lay their eggs? Five years ago ber REOPENING IN NOVEMBER Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: w: t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Caroline S. Rogers A green sea turtle, with a remora on its back, rests on


St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Chuck Pishko Sargassum seaweed, above, has been inundating shorelines across the Virgin Islands. DO YOU OWN A RENTAL VILLA? IF SO, ADVERTISE YOUR VILLA FOR THE 2012 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 EMAIL TEL 340-642-5365 OWNER'S SPECIAL10% Discount 1/6 P AGE VILLA AD$850.00 Reg. / Special $765.0020% Discount 1/3 P AGE VILLA AD$1,500.00 Reg. / Special $1,350.0DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30 IT'S EASY: owner provides photo and text St. John Tradewinds seaweed on the territorys shores, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. The presence of this Sargassum seaweed is typical in Atlantic and Caribbean waters, but the amount and distribution this year is not typical for this region. originate from the Sargassum Sea, which is an area of around 2 million square miles of calm waters in the Atlantic Ocean stretching from the Caribbean to the Azores. Prevailing wind, storms, and currents disperse the weed from this area, and it is a common annual summer occurrence along shores of the Gulf of Mexico. This seaweed and does not require any connection to a land surface. The Sargassum seaweed is an important oceanic habitat for marine organisms, par it to shelter from predators. It is also an essential source of food for many off shore species. The seaweed is important for the sportThe seaweed itself is high in nutrients, and provides important enrichment to nutrientpoor beaches when it washes up. It provides nutrients needed by beach vegetation that in turn helps to stabilize the beach from erosion. The seaweed is non-toxic, but as it decays on land it produces a strong odor. The decay process can begin as the seaweed builds up into bays. Not much can be done while the seaweed is in the water, but when it comes ashore it can be cleaned up using rakes. Any mechanical removal requires a permit from DPNR. The seaweed can be added to although it should not be added to plants directly as mulch. For more information on the Sargassum seaweed call the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 775-6762 on St. Thomas. Inux of Sargassum Seaweed Washing Ashore Sailview Guest SuitesReasonably priced well appointed guest suites with views of Coral Bay Harbor, A/C, Cable TV, DVD, WiFi, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler. Each suite has sepa rate entrance, private bath and private terrace. Sailview is only ve minutes to Coral Bay. $775-$945 per suite per week; $125-$145 per suite per night. 340-514-0315; GREAT EXPECTATIONS 4 Master Bedrooms Plus 3 Guest Bedrooms Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, WiFi Walking Distance to Beaches Spectacular Sunrise/Sunset Views See Website for Specials. 1-800-553-0109 VILLA RENTALS GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Vir gin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit or call 340-643-2936. Southern SerenityA magnicent luxury 3 bedroom/2 bath resort condo located on the Cruz Bay waterfront with spectacular views. Sleeps 6-8, fully equipped kitchen, heated pool and hot tub, gym, reserved parking, WiFi, plasma TV and more. A short walk from the ferry dock and convenient to grocery, shopping and restaurants. Visit our website at or email ISSUE NO. 6 ST. JOHN MAGAZINE l 111 GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Virgin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit or call 340-643-2936.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds this month are wrapping up the last of their 18 projects aimed at stemming the tide of sediment runoff in Coral Bay. The projects, which range from Hansen Bay on the East End to Johns Folly on the South Shore, were funded by a multimillion-dollar competitive grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. who will be on island inspecting all of the grant-funded projects this week, at a reception open to the public on Thursday evening, September 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at John's Folly Learning Institute. Daphne MacFarlan, the NOAA project manager from the Restoration Center, and Julia Royster, also with NOAAs Restoration Center, will be here to view in detail all of the projects we have done and the ones we are completing now, said CBCC president Sharon Coldren. We worked with numerous government agencies and community groups on the projects and were inviting everyone to the reception so they and talk with them. Its an opportunity for residents to talk with the NOAA staff about what they think about what weve done and what we can do in the future. Light refreshments will be served at the informal reception, Coldren added. ration project last summer and look forward explained Coldren. The recent projects weve been working on the last few weeks are out at the Johns Folly area, she said. Weve done work at Sugar Bird Hill near the Tourist Trap where 10 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 barefootdesign group,llclicensed architect AIA member NCARB certifiedmongoose junction, po box 1772 st. john, us virgin islands 00831 tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411 barefootaia.comprofessional design and development services 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 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of CBCC Sunny Rock Construction crew, left, at work on Sugar Bird Hill. The end result, above, will direct water back to its original path.NOAA Staff Visiting St. John This Week as CBCC Wraps Up Grant Projects Continued on Page 16


St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 11 Luscious Lawn: Former Resident Harvests Front Yard To Feed HungryBy Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds Former St. John resident Liberty Bryer is making a big impact from her front lawn in Portland, Maine. Bryer, who sold her Coral Bay home in May 2010, has converted the 50by 70-foot space on her new property in South Portlands Meetinghouse Hill neighborhood into a source of fresh food and local inspiration. I wanted to have the opportunity to give back and encourage other people to grow as much of their own food as they could and they desired, said Bryer, who moved to St. John in 1985. I wanted to grow things as well, and I dont see much point in grass quite frankly. Teaming up with Wayside Food Program, Bryer turned over her lawns soil in early May and plant in June. Bryers former lawn is now a fruitful garden brimming with 48 tomato plants, several rows of ing over eight feet tall and an array of herbs including cilantro, basil the local organizations four soup kitchens. this past December when Bryer was volunteering at a local food drive and met Carly Milkowski, Waysides program and resource coordinator. After hearing about a similar project that fell through, Milkowski said Bryer generously offered up her lawn for the gar den. I think it is an unusual project which has brought a lot of atten tion to what we are doing and hopefully this has inspired some people, Milkowski said. We are showing people how they can grow their own food. Liberty tore up her whole lawn, but people can use a much smaller space to give back to the community in the same way. sides Community Meals Program, which provides free supplemental meals to low income families in Portland and neighboring Westbrook, and also gets distributed among a multitude of the commu nitys mobile food sites that dont have access to established food pantries. One of our goals is to increase access to fresh and nutritious food to our clients and there that sometimes, Milkowski said of the Wayside Food Rescue program which redistributes food that would normally go to waste. Traditionally, food pantries have been heavy on non-perishables and light on fresh foods so that is one of the things we are trying to change. Bryers garden is a huge step in that direction. Wayside receives fresh food donations from many surrounding farms, but Milkowski said tomatoes and green beans are two universally-liked crops the or ganization often lacks. Although harvesting began just two weeks ago, Bryers green beans are profast Milkowski said she picks an entire bushel several times a week and student volunteers show up weekly to do the same. Bryer couldnt be more pleased with the way the project has devel oped and remains modest about its success claiming shes been a mere conduit to grow food for those who dont currently have the ability to do so. Its been absolutely wonder ful and more than I ever thought it would become, Bryer said. I just provided the space, but Wayside has really done most of the work. While Bryer sold her Coral Bay home 15 months ago, she said she hasnt fully moved away from the island. My heart is still there big time, admits Bryer, who has already been back several times and plans to spend the winter there. But I wanted to do other things in my life. As we all know, St. John is wonderful but has its limitations. With a passion for eating healthy, the quarter-century St. John resident said one of the biggest drawbacks about living on the island was the lack of access to fresh food and natural barriers to growing her own produce. She said her Portland garden gets full sunlight all day long and theres never a need to fret about water. I had this lot the house was on, and knew I wanted to grow food to give away but couldnt do it all How can you cut your electricity bill immediately A renewable energy system Solar panels or wind turbine offering 50 percent rebates on photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. On top of that residents are eligble for 30 percent income tax credit. Quick calculation2Kw PV systems produces on average 9kwh of power per day 270 kwh per month at 41 cents$110 savings per month St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Portland Press Herald Liberty Bryer shows off some of the fruits of her labor and big smile. myself, Bryer said. With Waysides access to volunteers and distribution areas, this was the perfect way to satisfy my desires, not only to grow things but to give back. Discussions are already underway between Milkowski and Bryer to get the funding to build a cold frame and create a minigreenhouse of sorts which will enable them to grow crops during the early months. But her real dream is for this type of project to take place in other parts of the world. It would be wonderful if it would be possible to do this type of thing on all islands in every part of the world so people everywhere could have access to fresh food, Bryer said.


St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual feal mar ket on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Winston future, ACC volunteers are collecting quality, clean, unbroken mer chandise now. In order to offer the wide variety of goods at reasonable prices at No Fleas, Please, volunteers must dedicate their time to assemble a large selection of household items, tools, sporting equipment, furniture, decorative items, clothing and books. Every dollar collected at and cats. Thanks to the generosity of the Caneel Bay Resort, a 40-foot container has been donated for permanent use by the ACC. The container is located on the Gifft Hill School property thanks to the kindness of the school. The container is currently only 50 percent full of goods to ACC board of directors member Oriel Smith has offered to pick up any large donated items to be stored in the container until the day of A handsome collection of furnishings from Gallows Point resort has already been collected, including a glass top dining room table with four chairs, two end tables, a double-size headboard and several mattresses. St. John villa and resort managers frequently refurnish their properties, meaning tropical-themed chairs, mirrors, lamps, tables and market. Smaller items can be taken directly to the shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay. Shelter administrator Sally Nelson and kennel tech nician Kimber Marnen can accept these items on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once again, Storage on Site will donate a small container, conveniently located close to the shelters entrace, to store small goods. The ACC greatly appreciates the generosity of Hank Slodden, who has always been a faithful supporter of the shelter by donating two color pages of ACC information in the front of the St. John Phonebook each federal income tax returns. St. John Tradewinds over the next two months.12 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 ACC Seeking Items for No Fleas, Please Flea MarketSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Shoppers at the ACC's annual Flea Market fund raiser scoop up great deals. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottNew tall, white parking delineation strips, above, were recently installed along the shoreline at Maho Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park, making it clear to all motorists to not park along the beachside of North Shore Road.VINP Makes It Clear No Parking on the Beach Village, announced its plans to move down to Roger Harland's new building along the beach in Cruz Bay. A banner on the building, above, announces a November 2011 opening date for the new store. Big Planet owner Pretlow Majette will take over Low Key's space, located next to the Beach Bar. Shoppers can expect great Stand Up Paddle goods at the new store.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottLow Key Relocating to New Building on Waterfront


By Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds Texas natives Ric Ortiz and Nile Wright packed up a few recipes from the Lone Star State to serve at their new Cruz Bay hotspot Iguana Grill. We are trying to bring a little bit of Texas to the island so every one can get a little taste of what we have back home, Ortiz said. The two owners took on a complete remodel of the centrally located space that formerly housed the governors campaign headquarters and Subway to create a family-friendly establishment in the heart of Cruz Bay that serves up specialty burgers, happy hour specials and a slew of fried delights. We wanted it to be a family restaurant with a great feel and a nice view of Cruz Bay, Ortiz said. Its got the same happy hour vibe as Woodys its just higher up and fenced in so there is no need to worry about kids running in the street. Four garage doors create Iguana Grills open-air feel, transforming the restaurant into one giant deck when reeled up and providing a birds eye-view of the downtown happenings. We are just a burger joint with ice cold beers, hamburgers, milk shakes and hot dogs right in the heart of Cruz Bay, Ortiz said. Iguana Grills owners have a friendship stemming back from their days in Texas. Ortiz came to St. John from Corpus Christi two years ago to help Wright open his other Cruz Bay business, Cactus on the Blue. Wright, who has lived from San Antonio where his culi nary roots run deep his family owns Jacala, one of the citys oldest Mexican restaurants. Iguana Grill serves up nine specialty burgers and the owners say the deliciousness lies in the secret patty recipe brought all the way from Texas. With the Blazing Burger, featuring Tabasco-fried onions, sauted jalapenos and habanero peppers, the Swiss Bacon Mushroom Burger, a sizzling concoction of Applewood bacon, sauted mushrooms and Swiss cheese, and a daily burger special, Iguana Grill already has garnered a following. People are liking the hamburger patties they love our recipe for it, Ortiz said. But we are keeping it a secret. No one can know. The secret patty recipe is not the only thing Ortiz and Wright brought back from their home state. Among Iguana Grills specialties are its fried pickles, fried mushrooms, fried macaroni and fried Oreos tributes to the Texas State Fair in Dallas, which prides itself on its ability to fry anything including butter and beer, and Wurstfest, New Braunfels annual 10-day-long German festival which coined many of the fried delicacies. Aside from an array of fried food, Iguana Grill also boasts a kids menu with smaller portions of its specialty hamburgers, mini corndogs, hot dogs and chicken While the owners are still testing out price points, they said they want to remain an affordable restaurant. Currently Iguana Grills burgers are $12, $15 will get you a burger and fries, and you can add any appetizer as a side for just $1 more. The restaurant, which opened its bar on June 28 and began serving food on August 25, will stay open year-round. With daily hours from 11 a.m. until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Iguana Grill also features a 4 to 7 happy hour with $1 Budweiser products and $2 wells. Business has been good weve already got a great local cli entele, said Ortiz. We just want to make everybody happy, to remain consistent and make sure every body has an enjoyable time.St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 13 Iguana Grill Serves Sizzling Burgers, Fried Foods in Cruz BaySt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott The former Subway location in Cruz Bay, above, was transformed into the tropical bar and casual eatery Iguana Grill. crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 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) Ric Ortiz outside his new Cruz Bay hot spot.


I was pleased to read that V.I. Police Department Commissioner Hyndman was going to crack down on the drag racing in Coral Bay over the Labor Day weekend. This seems like a sensible thing. just get out of the station house at night and into their plenty of opportunities to curb racing in Cruz Bay most every night, unless this is against the union rules or some other excuse. Believe me, late night TV is not interesting enough to justify staying in the station watching when they could be out making arrests. And while Im making suggestions to the police it would be remiss of me not to suggest that they start stopping at stop signs and ticketing the myriads of others who do not. And while they are at it, they could collect bundles of money for illegally tinted windows, tinted license plates and other violations, maybe even take some every violation. To what end if they are not enforced? This is a potential cash cow for a cash-strapped VI Government. Please tell me that there is some reason that they are not doing this? to the Catholic Church in Cruz Bay and racked up numerous citations for running the stop sign. Nowadays you hardly ever see brake lights from a car going through the turn. John Fuller Cruz Bay14 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 Thanks for T eam River Runner DonationsWHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPT. 15TH Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 2 2nd Degree Burglaries: 7 Grand Larcenies: 41 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsI would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for the generous donations to the fundraiser conducted last year for disabled veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The money was raised for an organization called Team River Runner, locally run by combat vet John Schuld who brings vets to St. John for therapeutic activities. Connections, St. John Hardware, Ultimate Villas, Happy Fish, Chelsea Drug, Shipwreck Landing, Crack Down on Labor Day Drag Racing Is Welcome I would like to take this time to thank the St. John Police Department for their outstanding services dur ing a recent break in at my home. this has happened. cars to my home within 10 minutes of the 911 call. The following day you sent an outstanding Forensics came that afternoon and walked the property and dur ing the following days you sent a squad car to cruise the area nightly. Because of your exceptional response to this hor rible crime my guests, and myself, were allowed to feel less traumatized and more secure knowing you were there. Since this break in I have added additional security to the property including lighting, motion detectors and cameras. It is my intent to insure there will not be a second time. With much appreciation to Sgt. Foy and the entire St. John Police force. Sincerely, Debbie HayesBreak In V ictim Thankful for Fast VIPD Response As a long time winter visitor over 40 years I subscribe to the print version of St. John Tradewinds newpaper. The August 22 issue has so much to comment on, and though it includes a report of the arrest for murder of former residents, I want to speak about all of the items that made me smile and feel good. Bob and I watched for years as the Muilenburgs built Breath, and we had some great sails with them. Building code revisions lest there be repeats of the too big developments that are now abandoned and eyesores. Team River Runners return trip for the vets. St. John Rescue stepping out to get a headquarters for their heroic and essential service. Lincoln Liburds leadership of young people with the VI Scholars program. The promise that the bread at Deli Grotto will still be available. The Voyages building, too long vacant, will welcome visitors and cease to be a sad remnant of a once lovely dining and dancing place. And so on. der, there were many fewer reports of young men with guns and dope. You go St. John! A wonderful place of beauty and great people with great values. Hoping to see you all in January. Post-hurricane Irene report: intermittent outages of land phone and internet, but we are among the lucky few to have power! I know you all empathize with those in the North who are still powerless and subject Sybil Lefferts Long-time Winter Resident Keeps Up with St. John Continued from Page 17


St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 15 WEEKLY PUBLISHING WILL RESUME ON OCTOBER 3RD. I write to inform you that on August 2, 2011, I submitted my resignation as Executive Director USVI effective September 2, 2011. After 22 years with the American Cancer Society (ACS), it is time for me to move on. I take this opportunity to thank you for your support and commitment over the years. For those of you who have worked along with me for the past four years or those who have known me for the past 22 years, my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all of your endeavors. Over 10 years ago, I introduced the Relay For Life to the Virgin Islands. I was trained by Sam Nowell, a volunteer from the New Jersey ACS. In conjunction with the Division in PR and with persons in the event took place on the islands of Thomas and St. Croix in 2002. This Your commitment and support has made the vision a reality. I wish that I could write each person personally, but unfortunately that isnt possible. To those persons who have made these events a success and for having brought energy and commitment to your many responsibilities, I extend my deepest gratitude to you for remaining imaginative and resilient in these challenging times. To all of you, short timers or long timers, thank you, thank you, thank you. I give God thanks for the ability to serve and I thank you for the joy of serving with you. I could not have accomplished my goals for this territory without you. As I step into a new phase of my life, I will remember you with fondness and will hold you always in my prayers. May the light of our contentment, joy and love in the sharing of your talents. Blessings, Fern LaBordeFern LaBorde Bids Farewell T o American Cancer SocietySenator Louis Patrick Hill, I am one of many St. John residents who believe that tax exemptions granted by the Economic Development Commission over the years have cost the government materially more in revenue than the value of the contributions made by the grantees to our islands economy. I favor helping new businesses, but in a way that fosters growth, encourages entrepreneurs and does not materially invade government revenues. I believe the following plan will do more than EDC grants have done and cost a lot less. It also contains a built-in impartiality by making it available to any new business, rather than to selected businesses as under the present system. I suggest we amend the tax code to exempt any businesses from all V.I. taxes, including income, gross receipts, property and excise, from the date of issuance of its business license. The exemption will be for result in loss of the exemption retroactively to the date of issuance of the business license. I also suggest an immediate audit of all present grantees and the cancellation of any grant whose terms have not been fully complied with, or whose grant applications are incomplete or misleading. Norm Gledhill, The good island of St. JohnIt's T ime to Change the Economic Development Commission Regs Letters To St. John TradewindsOn Sunday evening, August 21, I picked up one of your cats from your feral cat feeding station you placed in our neighborhood. This badly injured cat required emergency surgery Monday morning which cost me $412. This is NOT a feral cat, but someones tame, loving pet that you have abandoned in our neighborhood. Several times in the last few weeks you have been told about this tame cat at this feeding station but you refused to help it in anyway and refused to take it into your shelter. This is one of the numerous cats you have dumped in our neighborhood at your supposed feeding staster attracting large numbers of rodents, chickens and many unaltered aggressive feral cats that have all kinds of diseases. These ferals are constantly producing pitiful sickly kittens. To make matters worse, this feeding station is located right beside a very busy road and within a few feet of Centerline Road where the cats you dump are killed by cars on a regular basis. If they are not hit by cars, killed by dogs or the rampant diseases spread pecked out by chickens (like the cat I picked up on Sunday.) pathetic situation of sick, neglected, abandoned animals every time we drop off our trash. Yet, on a regular basis you dump more cats there to a miserable fate. Now, I was told by your shelter manager that you have stopped feeding this large number of animals you have dumped in our neighborhood and have made no effort to remove and relocate them. Unbelievable as this is, it must be true. One of the houses near the dumpster suddenly had a large number of starving cats arrive at its doorstep. When he went to the shelter begging for food for these animals abandoned by you, he was offered no help of any kind. our neighborhood just so you can call yourself a no kill shelter is completely unacceptable. You know as well as I do you would never be allowed to do this in the states. The Department of Health as well as ordinances against maintaining a public nuisance would have you up on charges in no time. Why you couldnt also be charged with animal neglect and cruelty, I dont know. At this time I am requesting you immediately remove this feeding station from our neighborhood and trap and remove the cats you have dumped there and abandoned. I also need to be reimbursed the $412 medical care I paid for this tame cat you dumped in our neighborhood. This loving cat is in foster care and recovering well but may need additional surgery which I expect you to pay for if its necessary. Efforts are also being made to locate his family. Perhaps its time to reexamine your spay/neuter feeding program for feral cats? Here are the issues I have with it: Cats are trapped by you (and anyone else who can come in and borrow traps) then dumped at these feeding stations without being kept at the shelter to give their owners a chance to claim them. Are they chips? Apparently no effort is even made to return them to where they are trapped. Even kill shelters have to keep animals a number of days to be claimed. Placing hundreds of pounds of food around the island which is available without any kind of control or limit to rats, roaches, chickens and unaltered feral cats is not a healthy situation. Its not only unhealthy for the cats at these stations, but for peoples pets in the area as well as the people. You are breeding cats! Feral cats at the station in our neighborhood are constantly producing pitiful, sick kittens. I have trapped many and taken them to the shelter as have other people here. I thought the purpose of a spay/neuter program is to reduce the number of unwanted animals, yet, it appears you are breeding more cats than anybody else. I hear your of them are coming from your own feeding stations? (As a volunteer at your shelter for some time, I know the answer to that question.) Many of these feeding stations are located in completely unsafe areas by dumpsters and by very busy roads like Centerline for example. I realize its very convenient for the volunteers to dump large amounts of food off at the same time they drop off their trash, but is this a safe place for the animals? In an effort to call yourself a no kill shelter you are just passing the buck. The cats you dump (some of which are peoples lost pets) are for the most part condemned to a short, miserable life and traumatic, painful death. Run over by cars, killed by dogs, rampant diseases or poisoned/shot by neighbors some are even left to starve. I have recently heard of at least one other station where you just stopped feeding the cats without removing them. Unbelievable. Finally, I want to state this fantasy you are promoting that you are a no kill shelter is not true and you know it. You euthanize healthy cats and dogs. I know its true and so do you. You need to step out of your dream world and make responsible decisions. How your operating now, you are part of the problem, not the humane solution. Patty MahoneyACC Feral Cat Program: Can We Use Some Common Sense Please?


others regarding the impact of the storm on the ter ritory, the governor said in a press release. The storms projections are constantly changing and it is important that we heed and respect the warnings so that we can effectively protect life and property. This is of great importance during the hurricane season. As Irene passed through the territory, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs imposed a price freeze, ordering merchants to keep prices at existing levels on all items of food, general supplies and services. By Monday morning, August 22, deJongh or dered government employees to report to work at 10 a.m., the University of the Virgin Islands announced it would operate on a normal schedule and both Innovative and the V.I. Water and Power Authority issued press releases stating they were working on fully restoring service throughout the islands. Both airports reopened Monday at 7:30 a.m., territory by midday. Regular ferry service began again midday on Monday after the Coast Guard assessed local ports and channels. As of 9:30, 10 a.m. this morning they were conducting their assessments to determine whether there were any obstructions, and I assume service will resume by early afternoon, said Government House spokesperson Jean Greaux on Monday morning. Government House reported that WAPA fared relatively well on St. John, and that there were no major problems on Love City roadways. Croix, which suffered the back end of the storm, said Greaux. Its there that the greatest challenges is being addressed right now. In the wake of the storm, the V.I. Department of Health urged residents to take precautions regarding food safety, sanitation and hygiene and to make efforts to remove standing water, reducing mosquito breeding sites. The V.I. Waste Management Authority remind ed residents that green waste is not to be placed in public bins, but rather delivered directly to the Susannaberg transfer station. By 5 a.m. Monday, as Irenes center moved across San Juan, the storm was upgraded to a cat season. Irene went on to wreak havoc in Hispaniola, where several people were killed by the storm. She strengthened to a Category 3 while passing through the Bahamas, leaving extensive damage in her wake. Irene then made landfall in North Carolina on August 27 and moved up the coast through New across New England. The storm had caused a reported 54 deaths as of press time.16 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 Continued from Page 5St. John W eathers T ropical Storm Irene NOAA Staff Visiting St. John This Week as CBCC Wraps Up Grant ProjectsSt. John Tradewinds Beatrice G. Hunt, 99, died on June 28 in New York. She was born in Corning, NY, on February 28, 1912. Bea lived in Niagara Falls most of her life and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. She received her bachelors degree in Education from Sergeant College of Boston University in 1934 and her masters degree from the University of Wisconsin. She taught Physical Education in the Niagara Falls Public Schools and became assistant to the director of Physical Education at New York State University at Cortland. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Niagara Falls for 60 years. After moving to Plattsburgh, NY she became a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Bea lived on the island of St John for 18 winters. She was one of award in 1988. Survivors include two cousins, Margaret Nelson of Longview, Texas, and Ruth Wolf of Farmington, NY, as well as lifelong friends, Nancy and Thelma Douglas and Katie Trout, who became her sur rogate family. She was predeceased by her sister, Rhea Hunt. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsburgh NY. Online condolences may be made at G. Hunt: 1912-2011 Obituariesthe number declined to about 50 nesting turtles nightly. Today, the number averages a mere 10-20. In 1947, 40,000 female sea turtles cam ashore to lay their eggs in the Gulf of Mexico? In 1960 the number was down to 5,000, and further reduced to 700 by 1989. Fifty years ago, thousands of nests were counted each year in the state of Terengganu Peninsula, Malaysia? In 1991, the number was down to 207 and was further reduced to a mere 19 in 1998. In recent years, the numbers have dropped to less than 10 nests per year and the population is considered virtually extinct. With every single egg and hatchling that is saved today, we contribute to the chance that nests will be built and eggs will be laid again at the same site in about 10 to 20 years time?Turtle Facts:Continued from Page 8 we altered the drainage so that the water does not drain down to Johns Folly Bay via the culvert. We removed the culvert and put the drainage into its original natural path which leads down to a fresh water pond below Concor dia. CBCC contractors Sunny Rock Construction also paved a por tion of Sugar Bird Hill to ensure original path, Coldren added. On the other side of Johns Folly Bay, CBCC oversaw repairs to ditches and installation of rock check dams, Coldren explained. The work on the two guts was so that the water coming down the guts will be slowed down allowing the sediment to drop out which will stop eroding the gut and dump less sediment into the bay, said the CBCC president. With the passing of Tropical Storm Irene, residents in the area have already seen a difference in into the bay, Coldren added. Residents are already telling us that during Tropical Storm Irene, they saw a big difference in into the bay, she said. Were really excited about that. CBCC is also focusing on a second phase of road work in the Calabash Boom area as well as lower Bordeaux Road, Route 108. Rain from Tropical Storm Irene Coldren explained. Even though the rains from TS Irene were not heavy, we were able to see that everything was performing as intended, she said. St. John Tradewinds Wilmoth George Small was born on May 16, 1949 in Nevis, BWI and passed away on August 26, 2011 in Bronx, NY. He was an electrician and enjoyed his music and gardens all over St. John and many family and friends. Small is survived by his mother, Esther Small of North Carolina; son, Euen Small of England; brothers, Leonard Flaharty, and David (Jenny) Small, of St. Thomas, Carlyle Small of North Carolina; sisters, Carrie Small of North Carolina, Jean Brooks of NY, Bernadine (Walford) Brandy and Ruth (Evan) Brandy of England; brother-in-law, Philip Lincoln of NY and many nephews and nieces and friends in St. Thomas, St. John and Nevis. He was predeceased by his father, Samuel Small of Nevis; sister, Flora Lincoln of NY and sister-in-law, Kathleen Flaharty of St. Thomas. Extended family in St. John, Nancy Hedlund, Marcia and Scott Hedlund, Aisha Christian, Niyah and Tanjiyah Potter and Raeshawn Gregoire; Special friends, Norris Joseph, Ivan Mills, Rudolph Bente, Irving Monsanto, Julietta Mason, Stephanie King and many, many more. He lived life with a smile. Funeral arrangements are in New York.Wilmoth George Small: 1949-2011 Continued from Page 10


Continued from Page 14 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 17 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 / CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333 Friday, August 19 1:55 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r that someone removed several documents from his vehicle. Petit larceny. Saturday, August 20 8:45 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that she ripped her pants on the seat of a VIPD unit. Accidental injury. 12:33 p.m. A visitor from Illinois p/r that her vehicles rear windshield was damaged. Damage to a vehicle. Sunday, August 21 4:49 a.m. EMS c/requesting police assistance with an intoxicated male bleeding from the head. Accidental injury. 3:15 p.m. An Estate Johns Folly resident r/ that someone broke into a villa and removed three TVs. Burglary in the third. Monday, August 22 9:30 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r marks on the door to his residence. Attempted burglary. T uesday, August 23 10:24 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r an accident in Cruz Bay in the area of DMV. Auto collision. 11:53 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that her vehicles paint was scratched and tires cut. Damage to a vehicle. 1:28 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident r/ that someone took a camera out of her vehicle. Grand larceny. 2:45 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in the area of Estate Grunwald. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. W ednesday, August 24 3:07 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident r/ an auto collision. Auto accident. 4:20 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ a stolen sailboat from Cruz Bay harbor. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 5:18 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in the area of the Cruz Bay Customs Lot. Assault and battery. 5:51 p.m. A citizen r/ a court order violation. Violation of a court order. Thursday, August 25 10:43 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r an auto accident on North Shore Road. Auto collision. 3:30 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that between 15 and 20 tires were stolen from his business. Grand larceny. 11:16 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Friday, August 26 12:30 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that he was in an auto collision on 8/25/11. Auto collision. Saturday, August 27 1:15 a.m. A citizen p/r a simple assault in Cruz Bay. Simple assault. 1:22 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident r/ a domestic violence situation. Disturbance of the peace. No time given An Estate Glucksberg resident arm. 3:55 p.m. An Estate Gifft Hill resident r/ that a male threatened to shoot him. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Sunday, August 28 4:45 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Assault in the third, D.V. 5:04 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Assault in the 5:25 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that $1,600 was stolen from her bedside table in her residence. Burglary in the third. 5:38 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that her boyfriend damaged her kitchen window and splattered paint in her kitchen. Damage to property, D.V. Monday, August 29 11:22 a.m. An Estate Gifft Hill resident p/r that a male came to his place of employment and threatened to shoot him. Disturbance of peace, threats. 2:15 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/r an auto collision. Auto collision. T uesday, August 30 11:32 a.m. A Power Boyd Plantation resident c/r that someone was tearing down her land with a backhoe. Boundary dispute. 1:00 p.m. A Power Boyd Plantation resident p/r that someone was tearing down her land with a backhoe. Boundary dispute. 1:30 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that her ex-boyfriend destroyed her cell phone. Destruction of property, D.V. W ednesday, August 31 4:18 p.m. Badge #1150 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Rupert Walters Jr. of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with assault in the third, aggravated assault and battery, Domestic Violence. No bail was set. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. Crime Stoppers is asking the publics help to solve the following crimes. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to identify and arrest these criminals. securely docked with its black 15 horsepower Mercury outboard motor mounted on it in the area of the customs dock in Cruz Bay. On July 14, at approximately 3 p.m., the owner discovered that the vessel was on dry dock and the engine, fuel tank, a one kilogram chrome Bruce anchor, and a foot pump were missing. On Monday August 8, at around 2:15 a.m., police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at Isla Vista Villa in Estate Pastory, which was occupied by a couple. The husband had been investigating a noise on the lower level, and encountered an intruder who was entering the villa through the northwestern door. While his wife called 911, the husband struggled with the intruder who hit was described as a black male, 5 5 tall, 130 pounds, wearing dark clothing and a dark bandana or doo-rag. Please continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www. or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward of up to $2,500. The minimum reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500. For the arrest of a burglary suspect, it is $714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information Thanks for TRR DonationsBaked in the Sun Deli, Carlson Construction, St. John Catering, Grapevine Hair Salon, Paul Devine, St. John Tradewinds Newspaper, Storage on Site, Fabric Mill, Frames of Mind, Sugar Birds, The Tap Room Bar, Arawak Kayak Tours, Best of Both Worlds, R&I Patton, Banana Deck Restaurant, Into The Blue/Silver Iguana, St. John Spice Co., St. John Bracelet, Cruz Bay Realty, Rhumb Lines Restaurant, Cimmaron Property Management, Ronnies Pizza, St. John Dental, Carefree Getaways, Viva Villas, Calypso Catamaran Charters, Michael Banzhaf Gallery, St. John Properties, Deli Grotto, Ocean Grill Restaurant, Zo Zos Restaurant, Cactus on the Blue, Pink Papaya, Papaya Caf, BGM Engineering, Westin Resorts, Jim & Maura Metcalf, Donald Schnell Studios, Lime Inn Restaurant, Woodys Bar & Grill, La Tapa Restaurant, La Plancha Restaurant, Now & Zen Importers, Alfredos Garden Center & Landscaping, J.J.s Texas Caf, Mumbo Jumbo, Town & Country Realty, Aqua Bistro Restaurant, Full Moon, Crabbys Water sports, Coral Bay Computers, Keep Me Posted Mail Center, Dave Witham, Wayward Sailor, Turquoise Turtle, Solar Jeff (Candy), St. John Solutions, Island Masonry, Richard Baranowski, Joe Mornini, Drift Away Day Spa, High Tide Restaurant, Doug DesJardins This country is the greatest William Wade, a Westin taxi driver, a N.Y. Port Authority retiree of 31 years and a native of Montserrat A grateful American Letter To Tradewinds


18 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 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 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 10 a.m. 1 p.m. SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: One bedroom, one bath, w/d, $1000 One bedroom, one bath, near town, $1200 One bedroom, one bath, w/d, $1200 One bedroom, one bath, near town, $1400 Two bedroom, one bath, w/d, $1250 Two bedroom, two bath, w/d, $1800 Large two bedroom, one bath, washer, Fish Bay, $1800 Two bedroom, one bath, loft, in town, $2100 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft, w/d, $2500 Two bedroom, three bath, w/d, pool, $2500 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d, $1700 Three bedroom, one bath, large deck, $1950 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $1250 Check out for more details. 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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 Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. 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20 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885.SQUARE SHAREACROSS 11 Much more desirable 20 Kauai, e.g. 21 Strut singer Easton things 28 41, to Cato opinion ... 40 The Red Shoes star Shearer 41 Greek letter X 42 The Hangover e.g. 61 Fast Internet svc. 62 Subtle glows Castle (2004 comedy) 70 Strip of wood 71 Sprint race 74 Cry Uncle! 77 Racial rights org. 78 Hash house 81 Immediately 101 Circle bits 102 Dr. of rap 106 Eggy yuletide drink 107 Former name of PBS NewsHour, with The Scout 122 Hoarfrost 124 River in a Stephen Foster song 126 African living in Kinshasa 127 Dogmas 128 Forest lairs DOWN 1 Poisonous vapors 2 Relieve glasses 4 Mailing out 6 Hebrew Hi! 7 Despite this 8 Luau favor 10 Tailless meower 11 Genus of meowing mam mals 12 Nibbled on 14 Panhandle 16 12th grader, e.g. 17 Mine haulage tracks comedy 27 Purposes 42 Pertaining to animals 44 Spot 46 Medit. nation 47 Spanish for very 48 2.2 in a kg ages 60 Tailless ape, for short 61 Cry on The Simpsons 64 Dash gauge 67 Lush 68 In a tie 71 Conniption 72 Bit of cheer? 78 Dreamed up 84 Persian Gulf borderer 86 The Pogues frontman Shane 88 Yoked pair horseback Guinea 100 Lustrous cloths 108 Comedy club host, e.g. 112 Yearn 116 Internet giggle 117 Conk out, as an engine 118 Particular mag. printing 120 Bread from a tandoor 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, September 5 The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization invites the public to celebrate Labor Day, September 5, at the annual Coral Bay Parade and Fun Day. The parade starts at 11 a.m. from Cases T uesday, September 6 Gifft Hill School students return to school for the new year. W ednesday, September 7 There will be a public hearing on September 7 at 6 p.m., at the Guy H. Benjamin School in Coral Bay, Room 6 to change the existing zoning of the Voyages property from W-1 to B-2 for converting the building to an inn with a maximum of 27 rooms. The property owners encourage the community to come discuss the Coral Bay Inn and support the rezoning request. Thursday, September 8 Coral Bay Community Council will welcome NOAA ofprojects this week, at a reception open to the public on Thursday evening, September 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at XXX. Saturday, September 10 The St. John School of the Arts invites the public to come and see what the school will be offering for the 2011-12 school year. There will be an open house and early registration on Satur day, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Class demonstrations and discussions will be presented throughout the day as well as fellowship study applications. Thursday, October 6 The 29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands Committee on Health and Hospitals will host a Health Fair at the new Legisla ture Building on St. John on Thursday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 22 The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual feal market on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the


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Pristine Northshore location, 1.09 ac. $1,500,000. CONTANT FARMS Nice corner parcel w/ ocean & sunset views, paved road, close to town. $275,000. LUSH BORDEAUX MT parcels w/views & Bay Rum trees. $150K$285K. BARGAIN IN PASTORY Moderate slope, 1/3 acre, close to town. Only $76,500. CAROLINA, EDEN, CALABASH Nice selection of affordable parcels. Starting at $84K. SUNSET VIEWS Over Cruz Bay & St. Thomas close to town, easy build. Only $159K. W ATERF R O NT O N MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000. PAR C EL 300-69C G REAT CRUZ BAY Prime 1.05ac site w/fantastic harbr views, walk to dinghy landing & architect.plans. A steal at $595K. KLEIN BAY Prestigious area w/common beach. 3 parcels, starting at $649K. WATERF R O NT P ARC EL IN D REEKETS BAY w/amazing BVI views! A bargain at $695K. SIDE-BY-SIDE at parcels in Johnson Bay, across from common beach $220K ea. LEINSTER BAY Off the beaten track w/ views. $199K & $250K. LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM in Fish Bay Starting at $108K. CRUZ BAY TOWN Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning w/building plans. $219,900. FRANK BAY Flat, 2 parcels, R-4, $195K ea. GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., lg. trees, end of road. $125K. AFFORDAB LE PARC ELS in Est. Grunwald & Adrian. Easy building sites, close to town. Starting at $70,000. Call Today! D ITLEFF P O INT Extraordinary sites on magnicent peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000. P T RENDEZVO US Outstanding views. $275K & $415K. CRUZ BAY REALTY LAND LISTINGS CRUZ BAY REALTY HOME LISTINGS CRUZ BAY REALTY CONDO LISTINGS WESTIN TIMESHARES Resale units, most weeks and sizes available for under market value. Call us! LAVENDER HILL Tropical 2 bedroom/2 bath penthouse unit with wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $799,000. SELENES Ideal in town location, w/ parking, for living/rental or business. Terric views. Reduced to $399K! INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Apt. building w/adjacent parcels for additional development in Cruz Bay, newly renovated & well maintained. Only $490,000. Liston "Huntie" Sprauve Ambulance BoatAmbulance Boat Scheduled for First Six-Month Routine Maintenance V irgin Islands Scholars Celebrate Convocation St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Saturday, August 22. The students completed three weeks in the V.I. Scholars inaugural annual program, which aims to craft Virgin Islanders into Mary Buendia, Gabrielle Bailey and Kernizean Casey.


UNBEATABLE VALUE! ALLESANDRA Luxuri ous masonry villa, views of 3 bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage NOW $1,769,000 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 NEW! ARC DU SOLEIL 3BR/3BA pool villa in the Virgin Grand Estates. Features large stone arches that perfectly frame the expansive views. $2,095,000 NEW IN PRIVATEER 1BD/1BA pool villa on .83 acres with spectacular unspoiled views of the BVI and the east end of St. John. $1,375,000 MYSTIC RIDGE 4 BR/4.5BA, dramatic views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,275,000 CLIFFSIDE! Dramatic waterfront 2BR/2BA villa, 1.05 acres, path to water's edge, hear the surf. $1,500,000. OCEANPORT! 140 above the waters edge of Hart Bay on 1 acre. 4BR/4BA Newly renovated $1,590,000 SUSANNABERG! New masonry home on FLAT lot plus rental cottage. Borders Natl Park.$695,000 MILES AWAY Immaculate 2BR/2.5BA masonry villa w/ pool, successful short term rental. $1,450,000 APPROXIMATELY 150' FROM THE WATER at Pebble Beach, fabulous water views! 3 BR unit & a 1 BR unit. $575,000 PRICED RIGHT at appraised value, Inn Love is a charming 5BR/5BA rental villa in Great Cruz Bay. $1,090,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods. $1,165,000 CHOCOLATE HOLE Income producing 2 unit, flat yard, walking distance to Beach, Island stone. $875,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION Large 1.6 acre lot, 5BR/5BA & pool. Extensive native stone terraces. Now $995,000 TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM CATHERINEBERGS 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. GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW great location for development, walk to beach and town! Masonry 2x2 home on .58 ac. Combination of R-4 & W-1 zoning allows for condos or commercial uses. VILLA M ARBELLA Own this stunning 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom Virgin Grand Estates villa. View pool and large veranda. Great rentals & sunsets over St. Thomas & Pillsbury Sound. One level living w/ fabulous Great room! CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. 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. D OVE C OTTAGE St. Johns rst luxury eco-villa 2 BR, 1.5 BTH w/ 280 views & pool. Solar & green building materials, recently remodeled w/ custom mahogany doors, room to expand or build more in upscale Dreekets Bay. 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. T REE H OUSE offers spectacular views from Upper Carolinas ridge top. This gentle parcel features a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home which is bordered by National Park. 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near town, all masonry. Top oors each 3 bedrooms with decks, A/C, plus lower studio. Renovated 2003: Corian counters, new appliances & tile oors. FISH BA Y 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE! Huge panoramic views and a quiet, private, breezy location that bor ders Nature Conser vancy property make this home a must see! VILLA F AR N IENTE Turn-key 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa in Pt. Rendezvous offers big views, breezes & great rental history. Beautifully-appointed, fully furnished, infinity-edge pool, interior staircase, artistic lighting and super sun and moonrises! 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. SEA TURTLE VILLA is a contemporary Skytop home with amazing water views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. Great vacation villa or island home! 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! 90 DA Y 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. SAGO COTTAGE adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonderful down island views and great rental history. The Company that gives back to St. John GALLOWS POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 CORAL BREEZE Well kept 2br, 2ba condo live in or continue successful short term rental. Beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay & beyond. Convenient to town & recently added common pool and deck make Bethany Condos unit 6 a great investment. $435,000 $2,999,000 DVD $1,695,000 $1,165,000 PRICE REDUCED! $4,900,000 DVD $2,450,000 $2,400,000 DVD $1,850,000 $1,800,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 DVD $1,000,000 $975,000 $795,000 $685,000 $590,000 $535,000 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 MANDAHL $85,000E STATE CAROLINA from $115,000C ONCORDIA PRESERVE from $275,000D REEK ETS BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $300,000 P RIVATEER BA Y/HANSEN BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $275,000S ABA BA Y 19 ac. WATERFRONT $9,990,000P ETER BA Y/NORTHSHORE from $1,500,000 L OVANGO CA Y WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000 UPPER MONTE BA Y hillsides from $799,000B OATMAN PT ./RENDEZVOUS 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 9.6.2011.indd 1 9/1/11 3:04 PM St. John Tradewinds SUBSCRIPTIONSCall 340-776-6496. We Accept VISA or MasterCard. Or Fill Out Subscription Form on Page 21. EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDSOfce: 340 714 5808 Cell: 340 642 DH@DH. ISLA VISTAExceptional 5 bedrm, 4.5 bath Gated Villa atop Caneel Hill. Seller is Licensed Real Estate Broker.VILLALLUREImpressive 5 bedrm, 7 bath European Style Villa in Coral Bay Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker DebbieHayes-TW 11.15.2010.indd 1 11/2/10 6:59:46 PM


24 St. John Tradewinds, September 5-18, 2011 JESS Students Start New SchoolJESS students, with help from parents and faculty, got back into the swing of school on Story and additional photos inside on page 3.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers JESS second graders are anxious to learn during the Iruinia Esprit and Kizelle Esprit, 4th grade. A JESS second grader prepares for class. JESS Vice Principal Brenda Dalmida