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Ackerman Murder:Laura Ackerman Murdered by Undetermined MeansPage 3Back to School:Gifft Hill School students return to lower and upper campusesPages 6-7STJ ARRESTS: Vincent Yuliano, 46, arrested for hotel fraud Tiny Jah Javis arrested for third degree assault, property destructionPage 2 Density and Impact of Voyages Rezoning Request QuestionedPage 3 September 19-October 2, 2011 Copyright 2011 Something New for September DiningWhile many restaurants are taking a break for the off-sesaon, Allen Lancaster, above, opened Gastrogrub of The Marketplace last week, serving up hearty pub fare with his distinctly unique twist. STORY ON PAGE 10St. John Tradewinds New Photos by Yelena Rogers Grant and Amanda Hayes First St. John Homeless Connect Project Set for OctoberCommunity Invited to September 19 Planning MeetingPage 5


Man Arrested on St. John, Charged with Hotel Fraud 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 19-October 2, 2011 The Methodist Training and Outreach Center is hosting client Center on September 22 and September 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Program is a program in geared to help low-income residents lower their energy bills. Persons must be 60 years, or over disabled or a family with children under 5 years. Eligible persons can get free power strips and a water heater timer. Residents who are interested should bring a picture ID, copy of their most recent WAPA bill, proof of income (Social Security statement, pay stub), proof of ownership (property tax statement, deed, mortgage statement, etc.) MTOC workers will assist inter documents. For more information call 693-8580. MTOC Hosting Client Intake for VIEOSt. John Tradewinds a man the same day he refused to pay for his stay at a resort located in Estate Enighed. New Jersey native Vincent Yuliano, 46, was ar rested shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, September 9, and charged with Hotel and Restaurant Fraud. the resort Friday to investigate a report of a guest who did not pay his bill. The resort manger told police that the suspect checked into the resort on August 21 and checked out on September 9 leaving an unpaid bill of $1,036.80. still refused to make the payment. Bail for Yuliano was set at $1,000 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas pending further court action. The third annual Just Play Day is set for Monday, October 10, in munity event hosted by Using Sport for Social Change. Sign up to volunteer, participate or sponsor the event at www.usingsportfor socialchange.come.Just Play Day Set for October 10St. John Tradewinds The V.I. Police Department district of St. Thomas/St. John has placed Pinney is wanted in connection with a Third Degree Assault which occurred on Saturday, January 29, in the area of Fort Mylner. The VIPD Pinney is a 28-years-old native of St. Thomas and lives in Estate hair. St. Thomas/St. John VIPD Chief Rodney Querrard reminded the public that all wanted suspects should be considered dangerous. The public is advised not to approach the suspect, but to call 911 immediately, the chief said.Willis Pinney Placed on Virgin Islands Most Wanted ListVolunteers are needed to assist with the Project Homeless Connect hosted by the United Way St. Thomas/St. John and the Department of Human Services. this year. On St. Thomas Project Homeless Connect will be at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on Friday, October 14 and on St. Croix at the Department of Agriculture Fair Grounds on Friday, October 28. Both events will begin at 9 a.m. On St. John, the even will be on Friday, October 21. The community is invited to a planning meeting for the St. John Project Homeless Connect on Monday, September 19, at the Westin Resort and Villas at 12 p.m. 774-3185 and Brenda Walwyn at 774-1166. Homeless Project Needs Volunteers Gifft Hill School will be hosting Back to School Night on Thursday, September 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. at both the Upper Campus and Lower Campus. All GHS families are invited to gather for a potluck in the Lower Campus Great Room at 6 p.m. Please call 776-1730 for more information.GHS Back to School Night Sept. 22 VIPD Arrest, Charge STJ Man with Third Degree AssaultSt. John Tradewinds At various times on Wednesday, September 7, V.I. Police Departon St. Thomas and one on St. John with Third Degree Assault. The men were arrested in separate incidents after they assaulted their victims with a variety of items using a rake, a rock and, in two cases, the victims received suOn St. Thomas, Eric Chinnery, 33, of Oswald Harris Court housing community was arrested shortly before noon September 7 for assaulting a male victim with a rake and punching him on his body. The incident happened at the housing community. At about 4:30 p.m. the same day, Phillipe Donoghue, 43, was arrested for stabbing his neighbor. Donoghue is a native of Sweden residing in the Hospital Ground area. And, Isaiah Simmonds, 24, who was born in Germany and lives in Estate Bovoni, was arrested at about 7:38 p.m. after he stabbed a man in the upper left arm. This happened at the Fort Mylner Shopping Center. Both victims were taken to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, treated and released. On St. John, Tiny Jah Javis was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. VIPD said Javis hit a victim with a rock Javis is a Dominican native residing in Estate Grunwald. He was also charged with Destruction of Property. Bail for each suspect was set at $25,000 and they were all remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas pending further court action. The St. Thomas/ St. John Unit of the American Cancer Society reminds the community that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ACS USVI encourages all women over the age of 40, to get a mammogram. From October 1 through 31, low-cost or nocost mammograms will be offered to women without insurance. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning September 15. present to the medical facility when they arrive for their appointwill not be screened. 5375. Persons with Medicare, Cigna, Blue Cross, Medicaid or any other insurance are not included in the no-cost screening offer.Low/No-Cost Mammograms AvailableWillis Pinney


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About 50 Coral Bay residents packed a small classroom at the Guy Benjamin School on Wednesday evening, September ted by the soon-to-be owners of 13-A and 13-B Estate Carolina. Many residents also used the opportunity of the public hearing hosted by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and and Coastal Zone Planning Stuart Smith, to share concerns over the density of the projects and its impact on the area. Acting as agents for owner David Witham, Karen and Rob Vahling along with architect Rob Crane and Attorney Raf Muilenburg shared their plans to convert Voyages building into a three-story, 27 room inn. The property is located along South Shore Road next to the Cocoloba shopping complex on a total of about .6 acres of land, once the two lots are combined as planned. (waterfront pleasure) which allowed for the former use of the building as a restaurant and also allows for a myriad other uses like hotels and shops. The problem with the ments which stipulate at least three acres of land are needed in order to accommodate 27 rooms. would only be allowed to consist of a maxi secondary/neighborhood) to allow the development of 27 rooms, which is the density cially feasible, according to the developers. tect Crane. Under DPNR regulations, the developers ing variance, explained Smith. ance cannot be used because you can only grant a variance for a use not allowed in an exists and the developers are left with very The developers were, however, open to including a deed restriction or condition to ed use and not some other use allowed under Plans for the hotel do not include food service, and two of the planned rooms would actual number of guest rooms at 25, according to Crane. The planned expansion of the building would not change the current footprint and once the second lot, 13-B Carolina, is incor porated, all parking would be on that rear lot, Crane explained. We are combining the two parcels, so said. What we want to do (build a third this is not a huge change to what is going on An adjacent property owner, however, disagreed with that sentiment. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Former St. John residents Grant and Amanda Hayes remain in a Wake County, North Carolina jail der. The two were arrested in July and charged with killing Grant Laura Ackerson, the mother of two of his children. The two had been in a contentious custody battle since 2010, when Grant Hayes was awarded primary custody of the children. Hayes, 32, and Amanda Hayes, 39, killed Ackerson in Raleigh, North Carolina before hacking her body into pieces, packing her limbs into ice chests and driving the remains to Texas where they dumped the limbs into a creek near Amanda The two were indicted in early August with the Wake County Amanda Hayes unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice aforethought kill and murder ate WTVD. sy were released last week with Dr. Nobby Mambo, chief pathologist with the Galveston County Medidetermining that the 27-year-old died of a murder of undetermined the North Carolina news website Mambo could not determine precisely how Ackerson was and knee where she was amputatThe pathologist is conducting further DNA tests on amputated bone fragments and marrow, including additional cuts noticed on according to the report on www. enctoday. Ackerson was reported missing on July 18 when she did not show up for work. She was scheduled to pick up her children from the lier for a visit. North Carolina police allege that is when Grant and Amanda Hayes killed Ackerson in their Raleigh apartment before dismembering her body and packing the limbs into ice chests. two children, drove the remains from North Carolina to Texas and tossed the limbs into Oyster Creek from aboard a Jon boat while visiting a relative in Richmond, Texas, a suburb 60 miles south of Houscording to recovered by divers on July 24 and Mambo performed his autopsy on July 25, according to the report. Detectives with the Raleigh pied by Grant and Amanda Hayes, in a series of six searches between July 20 and August 2, DNA sam2011 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayAUGUST7.08 inchesAVERAGE3.88 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D33.90 InchesAVERAGE Y-T-D22.85 Inches Thursday, Sept. 30th Grant and Amanda HayesINDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ...........................14-15 Obituaries............................16 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 3 Residents Question Density and Impact of Voyages' Rezoning RequestContinued on Page 17St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottRob and Karen Vahling explain their project to Coral Bay residents at the rezoning hearing. Grant and Amanda Hayes Remain in Jail on First Degree Murder ChargesAutopsy: Ackerson Murdered by Undetermined Meansples, plumbing, electronics, linmiscellaneous documents, includ ing papers indicating the Hayeses Grant Hayes met Amanda Hayes (then Amanda Perry), on St. John a short time after he moved to the island with Ackerson in 2008. Ackerson moved back to North Carolina sometime later and Hayes and Perry soon followed. The two Continued on Page 16


Several areas of Centerline Road were rains associated with the tail of TS Maria.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott4 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 Tropical Storm Maria Delays and Diverts Flights, But Mostly Misses Virgin IslandsBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John and the Virgin Islands were spared the brunt of Tropical Storm Maria on Saturday, Septem for the storm issuing a State of Emergency, which was eventually rescinded. Even though the storm passed well north of the ter ritory, weather from the disturbance did cause delays and diversions at the Cyril E. King Airport for several The Virgin Islands braced for TS Maria, which was packing winds of up to 45 miles per hour at its strongest, the weekend of September 9. The storm was originally predicted to pass about 26 miles southwest of St. John around 10 p.m. on September 10. That track would change several times before the weekend was out, and the eye of storm eventually passed about 69 miles northeast of St. John around 2 a.m. on Sunday. In anticipation of the storm, however, all major air day, September 9, according to information from the V.I. Port Authority. While the St. Thomas airport remained open, even September 10, according to VIPA. as a storm shelter for mariners at noon on September 8, and residents saw a steady stream of vessels making their way to the east end anchorage. conditions were set at Yankee as of 6 p.m. September 9. Port Condition Yankee means gale force winds are expected within 24 hours and ports remain open only the Port may establish Port Condition Zulu by Saturday afternoon for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in anticipation of gale force winds, 34 knots or 39 mph, making landfall within pended all port operations and kept the ports closed to to take that action and rescinded all port restrictions on Sunday afternoon, September 11. The response by the maritime industry and the commercial vessel community in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in anticipation to Tropical Berliner, Sector San Juan chief of prevention. They cured the ports well in advance to mitigate any potenGovernment House issued a State of Emergency Order on September 9 setting a territory-wide curfew in effect from 7 p.m. on September 10 until 5 a.m. on September 11 with a Tropical Storm warning. The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs issued a of Health announced on September 9 the opening of shelters for special needs residents on September 10. By the time residents across the territory awoke on Saturday morning, however, the weather forecast had taken a turn for the better. All of the Tropical Storm warnings were discontinued and Governor John deon Saturday, September 10. All Tropical Storm warnings for the Virgin Islands have been discontinued as the circulation of release issued on September 10. As a result of the 11 a.m. advisory this morning, the previously imposed curfew in the territory set for tonight has been lifted While the territory is not forecast to receive sustained tropical storm force winds from Maria, gusty from Government House. Rainfall activity will also be noted across the territory from Sunday into Monday as Maria passes to the northeast of the Virgin Isdumped rain across the territory on September 11 and


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mark those calenders for this Monday, September 19, for the chance to help make a difference in the lives of many St. John residents. are hosting a planning meeting on September 19, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas to hear from the community about where to host the event and explained St. John Community Foundation executive director Celia Kalousek, who is helping to plan the event. Locally, Project Homeless Connect is a collaboration between the Department of Human Services, Innovative and United Way. The event is designed to be a one-day, one-stop program to provide ser vices to people at risk of or experi encing homelessness. The program was originally launched in San Francisco in 2004 and today Project Homeless Connect events are hosted across the country. The event focuses on connecting homeless persons with essential services in a non-threat ening environment; offering ser resources, explained Kalousek. The national and local goal is The event is community-led, and The event is not new to the ter ritory. The United Way and DHS have been hosting Project Homeless Connect for four years on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The October 21 event, however, will be the We have been doing Project Homeless Connect for the past Department of Human Services director of United Way Virgin Islands. This year in conversations with Innovative, who is one of our large corporate donors, they wanted to do a special day with their employees. We talked about how doing a Project Homeless Connect on St. John would be something to They decided to partner with us and be a sponsor for the day of caring for the Project Homesors to spearhead an entire Project Quain added. from the St. John community and get residents involved in the projQuain. For St. John we are trying to get the community to come out and help plan what they would like their day of caring for the We hope to draw a lot of people to our strategic planning meeting to get volunteers and build teams event. We really want this to be a On St. Thomas and St. Croix, the event is planned by the community with no one dictating when said the United Way director. Instead we all go through sugchallenges and put together someThe day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the plight of homeless persons on St. John, We want to inform the community about what is going on and how we can help and not abandon said. The problem is bigger than most people think on Love City; with the number of homeless on the island almost doubling over the past two years, according to Kalousek. In January there was another count was in 2009 and a total of 26 homeless individuals were identi number of documented homeless has increased to 45, and that does not include the hidden homeless and the individuals who are teeter I know a lot of people who are one medical accident and two pay checks away from being homeHomeless Connect gives people a chance to learn what is out there for people they know or for them Volunteers are needed to help plan the day, make donations of clothing, food and more and to help out the day of the event, explained Kalousek. For it to be a success here we need people to help out with everything from providing services to donating clothing, time and need are escorts to actually walk people through the event from one service to the next. We need compassionate people to help them out and guide them along way in a digFor more information about Project Homeless Connect be sure to attend the planning meeting on Monday, September 19, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom. Kalousek will be picking up meeting attendees from the 11 a.m. needs a ride to the meeting. First St. John Project Homeless Connect Set for October 21Community Invited to September 19 Planning Meeting at Westin Resort St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 5 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 19-October 2, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds From fairy homes to theater campus students are looking for ward to an array of exciting projects this school year. Smiles were on all faces as GHS lower campus principal Beth Knight welcomed students in preSeptember 6. ably one of the smoothest starts would give kudos to our wonder tion to reduce its impact on the year GHS is moving away from the use of paper and will distribute pen drives to students in fourth through 12 grades, explained Knight. school classes will be receiving to do their work and then hand in the drive for the teacher to get their Several classes will also be cation And Resiliency Through Horticulture program, Knight explained. The students worked with the EARTH program last year somewhat, but this year they are really said. Fourth grade has a nice little area where their grow tables are and are looking forward to growYounger students have already enjoyed a guest speaker who taught the students all about fairy homes, Knight added. Our kindergarten through third graders had a guest speaker last week and they learned all about how to build fairy houses, which have to be made out of all natural this week is to collect shells and palm fronds and material to build their fairy houses and they are so GHS has expanded its collaboration with St. John School of the Drumming class with Eddie Bruce soon, according to the lower campus principal. ing some things with music with St. John School of the Arts which Knight. We have Eddie Bruce coming in to teach Ethnic DrumOrf and Recorder for the younger students. We also have the Joyful Child yoga program for the youngest kids and the theater program GHS will also take part in the Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands program this year as well as the wildly popular Broadway Comes to St. John program, which will begin in January, Knight explained. Everybody has something Knight, who has been with the St. John private school for 20 years for the past 10 years as an administrator, also welcomed one special new teacher to the campus. We have some new staff one of whom is my new pre-kindergarten aid and technology teacher for the Knight. She was in my kindergar Shamanda Rodriguez is preschool at GHSs lower campus on September 6. Drumming, Dancing, Gardening in Store this Year for GHS Lower Campus St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Andrea Milam Addison Squires pauses for a photo before beginning Gifft Hill School.


St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 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: Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds school Judy Chamberlain welcomed students in grades six through 12 to a new school year at the Upper Campus on Tuesday morning, September 6. school, students gathered in the auditorium at the GHS Upper Campus to hear from Chamberlain about the upcoming year, which, unlike last year, started on time this September. knowledge is that last year the opening of school was delayed Chamberlain. The start of the school year is always hectic and chaotic and this year we postponed to let the storms pass by and it Tropical Storm Irene came through just as we would have cus points for the upcoming year, Chamberlain shared words of inspiration from the National Park Service with the student body. The National Park Service misthe use of the...national parks... which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and histor ic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of That was written in 1916 and berlain. This year we will recommit ourselves to becoming a really green school. We are already on our way, but we will fully embrace GHS plans to look to traditional West Indian provision gardens and more as a guide to reducing its impact on the environment, Chamberlain added. gin Islands native cultures practice sustainability and we will be dedicated to the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose all we said the GHS head of school. ued collaboration with Iowa State University on its Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture plan to expand its outdoor classroom and hope to eventually incorporate crops into a culinary arts program, Chamberlain explained. GHS will also implement composting and will welcome the installation of 27 solar panels on the trical costs, Chamberlain added. We hope these programs will grow over time and that we will become independent of the electriyear we start that process by getting some energy from the sun and Teachers and students should only run air conditioners when classrooms are in use and be vigilant about turning off lights and headmaster. GHS is also trying to eliminate paper usage in the school this year, Chamberlain explained. We will try to go paperless in said the GHS headmaster. Each student in those grades will receive a GHS two gig thumb drive. You will all get one and it will be all you really need for your assignThe school will strive this year to lead its students and the entire St. John community on the path toward sustainability, Chamberlain told the students. We look forward to exploring ways that GHS will lead the way said. ducing their impact n the environment, Chamberlain pointed out a few campus upgrades which were completed over the summer. There were a lot of improvements made to the campus over the seating in the atrium, a new parkweekend and will give students a new place to congregate. And there was a lot of painting which After explaining her hopes for the new school year, Chamberlain handed the microphone over to GHS teachers and faculty members, each of whom introduced themselves and explained their positions to the students. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott GHS seventh grade students, above at left, were ready to get back to school while older classmen, at right, were sad to see summer end.GHS Upper Campus Looks To Go Green and Reduce Paper Use This School Year


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After two years and about $1.5 million, the Coral Bay watershed completion of 18 different roadway projects designed to stem the tide of sedimentation. Members of the Coral Bay Community Council celebrated 8 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 CBCC Members Celebrate Watershed Project Completion with NOAA 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 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott CBCC members celebrate the culmination of storm Residents read posters about each NOAA-funded project, above.the completion of most of the projects, funded by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant, at a reception on Thursday, Learning Institute. In March 2009, the Coral Bay Community Council, in partner ship with the Estate Fish Bay Homeowners Association and the V.I. Resource Conservation and Development Council, won a $2.7 million competitive grant from NOAA, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money was used by the nance the USVI Coastal Habitat Restoration through Watershed VI RC&D oversaw the restoration of a gut and the Estate Fish Bay Homeowners Association used the grant funds to pave roadways and install swales in the neighbor hood. worked with several home owners associations, private residents and local and federal government agencies to oversee the completion of 18 roadway projects across the watershed from Estate Hansen About 30 residents came to Daphne MacFarlan and Julie Center as well as VI RC&D president Marcia Taylor. Posters depicting each project were on display detailing the work completed in each neighborhood. The NOAA and VI RC&D ofproject sites and were able to see the improvements to the watershed It was a blessing today to see the rain and see where the water is running now and how much cleanprojects came about from an awesome partnership of government exciting to see what can be accom included many components and should serve as a model for future watershed projects, explained MacFarlan. This is a demonstration project for us to see what works and what busy project with a lot of moving parts but you can see the differ ence. We will keep continuing to tell this story and work harder and smarter in how we do restoration The project was a true partner ship and could not have been accomplished without collaboration from all groups, explained CBCC president Sharon Coldren. These projects could not have been done without cooperation from multiple government agencies both federal and in the Virgin Islands; and people being willing dren. Residents are already seeing a difference from the restoration work, Coldren added. Many residents have noticed a total difference in their watershed; saw $1.5 million worth of work and we got our $1.5 million worth. We hope to get the opportunity to continue to do more projects like The combination of expert advice from storm water engineers Joe Mina and Chris Laude, along with cooperation from government agencies and neighborhood associations spelled success for the project, Coldren explained. With those three components together, you can do positive CBCC members took the opportunity of the celebration to thank Coldren, who has been the tion in 2003. Board members Joan Thomas and Bonny Corbeil presented Coldren with a plate feaNever doubt that a small group can change the world. Indeed, it is Thomas. She always puts the This project would not have gotten done in Coral Bay without the hours of a full time job and she For more information check out www.coralbaycommunitycouncil. org or call 776-2099.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence St. Thomas/St. John (COAST) invites the community to take part in two free events offered this month as part of the observance of September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. public form on Wednesday, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. The forum is tiThe 70-minute documentary shares the latest information about addiction and alcoholism coming out of neuroscience research. a neuroscientist and it really explains the COAST executive director Shelley Wilto understand and explained in a way which mentary actually explains it in way we can discuss the disease and steps toward recovery, Williams explained. Everyone who has a substance abuse issue should come out to the forum as well as family members of people who are suftant part of the recovery process. Even if the family member has not made the decision scheduled for Thursday, September 29, at 8 p.m. at the University of the Virgin Islands St. John Academic Center at The Marketaddiction affects the youth, explained Williams. in the Caribbean and shows how the addicthe COAST executive director. It tells the story of a young girl whose mother is addicted to drugs and how that affects her life is because often times the children are for gotten in terms of how the disease affects liams. help to raise awareness in the St. John community about the realities of addiction, she explained. Many people in our society do not understand the disease of alcoholism and some people have the belief that alcoholics can stop drinking without intervention or treat we are, the better we are able to address the problem. In St. John, there are a lot of people who suffer with addiction and it affects For more information about National Recovery Month, check out For more information about COAST and its September events, call the group at 775-1255.St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 9 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 $1,200.00DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30 IT'S EASY: owner provides photo and text COAST Hosting Two St. John Events in September To Mark Recovery Month 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. It tells the story of a young girl whose mother is addicted to drugs and how that affects her life and her children. Shelley Williams, COAST executive director


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds serving up the kind of home cooking you always wished your mom would make. Gastrogrub is back! Allen Lanon the St. John dining scene after more than a year. Lancaster originally started Gastrogrub in August 2008 cooking up his signature dishes like Meatloaf Wellington in the kitch en at the Inn at Tamarind Court on Thursday nights. Gastrogrub enjoyed a loyal following at Tama rind and the night enjoyed a year and a half run at the restaurant. A veteran in the hospitality business, Lancaster worked at Stone Terrace for seven years before helming the bar at Waterfront Bistro and La Plancha del Mar during I had been looking for a venue for this concept of serving people caster. After a year of talks, we this time around we worked out all Last week, Lancaster took over and then Black Sand Bistro, loMarketplace and started serving dinners from 5:30 to 9 p.m-ish. how it goes at that time. If there The chef should also be proud side Lancaster is St. John Cater ing executive chef Steve Yerger, who has been a part of Gastrogrub since its inception in 2008. Yerger is functioning in the role of culinary consultant right now and helping us get up and runAnd it looks like the two are having a lot of fun too. The space Sand Bistro closed its doors a few months ago, which Lancaster said will come in time. trogrub operating in Black Sand a Grand Opening in November. hancements and change in decor, but we needed to just get open and With its open kitchen layout, diners at the bar get a great view of what Yerger and Lancaster call show is worth the price of admission, the real star at Gastrogrub is the fare. Lancaster recently crebe a crowd pleaser. Small bites run from $3 for spicy candied pecans to $11 for Summer tomato, garlic and grilled brioche. Other small plate highlights inspiced and melted cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses a vast improvement over the original. scratch with a secret combination take on a scotch egg, $7, made light with panko bread crumbs and served with a grilled tomato and Bigger appetites will want to dig into the pork chop for $26, served with corn griddle cakes, sauteed spinach and a Coca-Cola on a recent night was served with some kind of starch, some kind of looked fabulous. Gastrogrub fans will not want Meatloaf Wellington for $20. A moist meatloaf with traditional mushroom duxelle and haricot puff pastry and served with sweet Vegetarians should not fear, while the menu is meat heavy, Lancaster is happy to cook up special veggie plates and there are two great salads a grilled ceaser with pumpernickel bread crumbs and a warm spinach with feta and roasted peppers and a buffalo tofu dish served with blue cheese, carrots and celery. either. Gastrogrub features St. John Brewers beers and many of the too. The chef has already created a signature green tea libation, the Hulk Bomb. Made with green teaenergy drink Green Flash, housemade limeade and Mountain triple green and with triple the cafSave room for dessert, because no one should miss the Fluffer Nuttella, a decadent seven layer peanut butter, Fluff and Nutella, banana tempura fried sandwich for Gastrogrub is currently only accepting cash and serving dinner only Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9 p.m-ish. For more information call the restaurant at 779-1998. 10 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 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 Photo by Yelena Rogers Long-time St. John residents and business owners Susan and Miles Stair enjoy a meal by Allen Lancaster at his Gastrogrub restaurant at The Marketplace. Allen Lancaster Elevates Comfort Food to New Heights at Gastrogrub


St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 11 Dancing Classrooms Back for Third Year of Ballroom Instruction By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The wildly popular Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands will soon kick off its third year of ball room dance instruction in the ter ritory, but this year the program is being run by an entirely new administration. Dancing Classrooms was founded in New York City in 1994 by champion ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine. As chronicled in the Holthe documentary Mad Hot Ball and eighth grade students dance self-respect and more. Through standards-based, inschool residencies, we use the vocabulary of ballroom dance to cultivate the positive feelings that are The maturity necessary to dance together fosters a sense of joy and accomplish ment, which we hope to bring to Since being launched in New York City in 1994, Dancing Classrooms has spread across the world. Last year, the program served 42,000 children in 509 schools in 23 cities. The program was introduced on St. John in 2009 by developer Bob Emmett of the now defunct luxury resort development Pond Bay Club. Katie Zaytoun began her rela tionship with the New York Cityas a teaching artist and program coordinator in liaison with Emmett. Zaytoun instructed students at Bertha C. Boshulte Middle School and Lockhart Elementary while also coordinating schedules part in the program. This year, Zaytoun has taken over as executive director of the Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands and Emmett is no longer involved with the program. We are starting fresh this year with new leadership for the proto be running the program how it is modeled in all other sites. Before it was being run a bit differently and this year we are going to follow The Dancing Classrooms Vir gin Islands board of directors is composed of A.C. Burgess, Assistant to the Director, VI Lottery; Beth Jones, Director of Development, Gifft Hill School; Yvette cer, the Virgin Islands Public Tele vision System, WTJX; Genevieve Ryan, who works for Intrepid Investments LLC; George Marsall Miller, Attorney; Helen Sidiropolous, Dance Teacher for Antilles and Montessori Schools; and Jimmy Gallivan, Managing Director, Windward Capital LLC. The program will be offered St. John schools as well as BCB and Lockhart Elementary schools on St. Thomas. Dancing Classrooms VI will follow the 10-week, 20-lesson curriculum developed by the national group and will opthe Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. The program meets during school hours for 45 minute classes Students learn eight ballroom dances from different eras includ ing the Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba and Tango. Dancing Classrooms has proven to be a transformation program The positive impact of this program reaches beyond the classroom. It affects all participants involved: teachers; parents; the school community and the greater Just as in years past, each class showcases its talent during a Culminating Event where family and faculty members join in and enjoy the fun. Each class is also invited to the hotly anticipated Colors of the Rainbow Team Match which wraps up the program and reinforces the principles of teamwork, respect and tolerance. The major difference in the program this year is that schools will have to pay to participate. Previbeing covered by Pond Bay Club, which is not how the national programs are run, explained Zaytoun. The thing that is changing is 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 really how the program is modeled in every other site, which is that the school has to buy into the work with the schools and we have Each class costs $3,000 with the school responsible for coming up with half and the Dancing Classrooms VI board of directors covering the other half, Zaytoun explained. With the board of directors, bilities the way the program was was designed that way for a reason The Dancing Classrooms VI but is already looking forward to the fall semester. For this fall, we hope to have and eighth grade students at all three St. John schools as well as toun. For the spring semester, we hope to branch out to more schools Zaytoun is hoping to launch October. Looking ahead, she envisions the program spreading beyond the shores of St. Thomas and St. John. We are in the process of esfunctioning board of directors under which Dancing Classrooms said. Our vision for the program is to provide all 5th and 8th graders in St. John and St. Thomas with Dancing Classrooms in the goal of including St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands in the folZaytoun plans to share information about an upcoming fund raiser for the program soon, she added. In the meantime, for more infor mation or to make a donation to the program, check out the website


12 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 St. John Tradewinds The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) each year honors individuals who have made significant contributions to TIES and to the global ecotourism community, achievements of those who have demonstrated a lifetime commit ment to promoting ecotourism and responsible travel. ment Award Honoree, Stanley contributions to the advancement of ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Selengut, the founder of Maho Bay Camps and Estate Concordia Preserve on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, is an ecotourism pioneer who has helped create a model for protecting and celebrat TIES is hosting the Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation and Reception at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Confer ence (ESTC), which runs from on Monday, September 19-21, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Selengut is also a featured guest speaker at the conference.Selengut Gets Lifetime Acheivement AwardSt. John Tradewinds Shipwrecks in the tropics are often assumed to be Spanish treasure ships loaded with gold and silver and precious jewels. Such is not always the case; most shipwrecks involved everyday mundane car goes such as clothing and food. In the Virgin Islands, shipwrecks one such ship and the cargo was * NARS R.G. 55, Box 1909, OfLandrets Jursidiction, 1820 1916 Vendue-Director, Dealing Master, Recorder and Notary Public in the island of St. John, in American Danish Westindien Maketh known: that in the year 1849 this 1st of February at 3 cial court of St. John was held on John in New Brunswick, wrecked on the reef between Little Reefbay and Fishbay on the southside of this island of St. John and was administered by the undersigned St. John Tradewinds News PhotoCutline: Historical Bits & Piecesby Chuck Pishko The Grounding of the Schooner Lena judge and recorder in the presence of the witnesses C. Hansen broken up: No 2/1849 Deposition on oath to elucidate in what manner the stranding of the schooner wick took place. Before the court appeared Robert Fields, master of the stranded schooner, 46 years of age, born in Nova Scotia professing the Baptist doctrine. He declares, that in the morning of the day before yester day on the 30th of last month about the harbor of St. Thomas bound for Barbados; was beating up, the wind E. and E.N.E, the whole of that day and the following night, until yesterday morning about half when he thought that he perceived from the movings of the vessel that she was leak, sounded the pumps and found 4 feet of water in the hold, therefore immediately put her before the wind, bearing down along the southside of this island in order to reach back to harbor of St. Thomas, but found the water in the hold, not withstanding continuous pumping, increasing very fast, for which reason, and the cargo being she was sinking, and in order to prevent total lose of the vessel and cargo he therefore ran the vessel ashore where she is now standing; the vessel where he turned her in for the shore had 5 feet of water in the hold and at the moment that she struck nearly 6 feet of water. The deposition was read aloud to the deponent in the English lanbeing admonished of the meaning and the sanctity of oath, offered the truth of the same by his oath in the manner prescribed by the law. The deponent then declared that, not knowing whether the vessel and cargo is insured, he reserved his right, when necessary, to have that it to be concluded. Wherefore and the court closed. Carl Hanschell In testimony whereof I have the seal of the jurisdiction. Carl Hanschell (L.L) * The authoritative book on shipwrecks is Shipwrecks in the Amer icas, by Robert F. Marx. Marx contends that shipwrecks in shalfrom wave action. The Schooner a few ballast stones and loads of Christopher Friderich Hansen Nykebing 1815 RY 283Lena


St. John Tradewinds Catherine Stephen is back from the states, having wrestled with health issues and having emerged victorious and healthy. Thank you for your calls and prayers. St. St. John during her absence. We are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in our telephone remains 693-8061. Young men and women of St. John are you seeking an exciting $10,000, but thanks to a gener ous endowment, young Virgin IsThomas airport. Contact my ofDo you remember last year we all worked together to ensure that the St. John Capital Improvement Fund would no longer be siphoned sponsored legislation to accomplish this protection. It passed. The governor line-item vetoed it. With your support, my motion passed 14 to 1 in the Legislature. Using both passion and logic I push forward good legislation on your behalf, and when you stand with me, we are assured of success. We already used the replenished Capital Improvement Fund to Additionally we have appropriated money to purchase land for a 182-acre public park in Coral Bay. There are many improvements to will come from our Capital Improvement Funds. I write this report on Thursday, September 15. This morning the Senate Finance Committee voted ing out of the St. John Capital Improvement Fund! This violates the legislation from last year. Unfortunately, with certain wording, a good policy can be reversed in one swoop. (I am not on the Finance Committee this year). The bill now goes to the Rules Committee on Monday, September 19, then may go up for a vote in the on this bill is very important for St. John. It does not take all 5,000 St. John residents to reverse this. It call every senator to remind them that the St. John Capital Improvement Fund is to be used only for Capital Improvements. Trash hauling is not a capital improvement, and should be paid for out of the Waste Management AuSt. Croix and St. Thomas. Please make your calls. You can reach any senator through the switchboard at 774-0880. Catherine Stephen can give you the at your wish that senators preserve the St. John Capital Improvement ance the budget, but not on the backs of St. John residents, and not by raiding the St. John Capital Improvement Fund. Many of you have told me that the way democracy works is that sometimes you must remind your elected representatives how you expect them to represent you. I now have a Facebook page and I am trying to learn this social networking tool. I will try to make entries several times per week. If you are a Facebooker, please visit me on Facebook! Thank you for the opportunity to report on the work I am doing on your behalf for St. John in par ticular and the Virgin Islands in general.St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 13 ACS Honors St. John Relay for Life with Rookie of the Year Award 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) St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Mary Bartolucci Mary Bartolucci with the "Rookie of the Year Award." Senator-at-Large ReportsBy Senator Craig BarshingerCapital Improvement Fund By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Last February, St. John came together like never before for the City. The event raised $130,000 for St. Thomas/St. John chapter of the St. John Relay for Life chairperson Mary Bartolucci was invited to Orlando by the American Cancer Society to attend a Relay For Life Team Development Summit and Volunteer Leadership Kickoff on Saturday night, September 10. award for the region, which Bartolucci accepted on behalf of all the hardworking volunteers who made the event a success. While enjoying the accolades of a job well done, Bartolucci and to start at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, and wrap up at 10 a.m. Sunday, February 12. The group will convene weekly planning meetings in October and invites anyone interested in helping out to email Bartolucci at


I publicly applaud Stuart Smith from DPNR to our entire St. John community for the excellent leader ship and professional skills that he demonstrated in Coral Bay! Mr. Smith ensured that this meeting, attended by was respectful, spoke one at a time yet made ample est and legitimate concerns and considerations about tire community. When disorder was threatened in any way, Mr. respect of all participants and moderated input in a highly skilled manner. He was able to describe fully the DPNR rules and regulations and how they affected Coral Bay on the ion and concern; and even did a straw poll to better understand the general consensus of the group who passionately participated. He even educated our community about the entire process in detail. This is all that an excellent, team building young community leader who is sensitive, knowledgeable, worker should be! I hope that DPNR Commissioner Alicia Barnes hears about the excellent manner in which her employee carried and handled himself this evening as a representative of her department. We actually all applauded him and the skilled lead ership that he brought tonight. I have a brand new respect for the DPNR department and Mr. Smith has open hearing meetings in general Mr. Smith was able to bring out true Democracy exchange of valuable information, open and respect ful discussion, and input and fact sharing that truly Bonny Corbei14 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPT. 30TH 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 3rd Degree Burglaries: 26 Grand Larcenies: 46 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsSmith Shows Excellent Leadership at DPNR Hearing The Republican Party does not want to provide a decent standard of health care for the people in this country while lowering the standard of living for the middle class. efforts to get us out of this recession, and now they want to eliminate Social Security. Next eliminate Medicare and Medicaid and poor and lower middle class people will not be able to survive in this country. They will either have to move out or die Warren Buffett only needs one guy to mow his lawn. A functioning Capitalistic Democracy or a Benevolent Dictatorship is the only way that human beings are going to be able to survive past this point in our development. Democracy is what makes it acceptable for the Capitalists to try to see who is the richest. The Democracy is the only thing that can protect us from damage caused by the Capitalists and all other war riors while they are competing with each other. Folks we have to change and stop doing damage to our planet. We all need to teach the Republicans that living on this planet is the most wonderful thing that we have found in the whole cosmos, and we need to teach them to start to take care of this place now, and we need to make sure everyone else does too. all have that competitive drive and we might not be able to control it either, because it feels good. Wheth er we become the best at making pots or making a movie, or just getting angry, we want to win. We do whatever it takes to win the next competition. We think that all we have to do is live our lives in cause it is hard-wired in our brain. The desire to win is there for the survival of our genes. We have to grow out of it. We are growing up so fast physically it is astounding. We went from an age only 150 years ago when horse power was an animal we used to get to work, if we could afford one, to walking on the moon 40 years ago. It is pretty simple. We all need to live a life that honors all other forms of life, including each other, Somehow we have to teach it to rich people and wannabe rich people and other kind of warriors or stop them before there is not enough of us left to do it. This is a democracy and everyone has to participate. food in a plastic bag, tell the leaders of this country to stop trashing it. Democrats you have to stop arguing mocracy. The leaders of this country need to become and stop making politics a career. America is a Democracy and everyone has to participate, even them. After 9/11 I was really dumb struck by the closeness and friendliness that I saw every time I visited America. If I lived there I might not have even seen it. I saw people helping each other in everyday life. I saw people that cared about each other. It somehow went away and we got back to our lives, in a country that has changed very much for the worse. The last 10 years have had an enormous negative spiritually, physically and most of all on our environment. We really should try to do something about it. Greg MillerWhat Does the Republican Party Want?


St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 15 St. John Tradewinds will resume weekly publishing with the October 3rd edition the challenges of the day by being able to adapt and improvise, or a farmer who through his efforts proves that he is worthy of the comRecently I had a chance meeting with Senator Barshinger outside portion of my property in Coral Bay. Perhaps the most poignant remark that he leveled at me during our brief exchange was his thought that people buy properties knowing a point of departure from which to begin an explanation of my proposal, I believe that such a stance is as good as any. In March of 1984, from the overlook at the intersection of Center valleys that St. John offers, I experienced a deeply felt intuitive response that there before me lay an extraordinary set of natural ele ments that would offer the best possibility of success for any effort at agriculture. Now, with the passage of over 27 years, I feel that those initial thoughts were conceived without error. Despite all the positive attributes that nature provided the area, the tablishing a farm. Clearly the underlying political process here that functions as either a gateway to opportunity or a series of hurdles to my best efforts to start what most communities elsewhere would have welcomed with open arms. The construction of a farm market/storage facility is critical as it serves as the focal-point of all activity. After many years, even the public directly on a daily basis. Unlike on the other islands, such im100 percent of the costs. While I wholeheartedly support the efforts of those groups of farmers on St. Thomas and St. Croix who lease government land at very nominal amounts, the grants and assistance they receive are simply not available to me. With my house nearing completion, I began the next, and as I viewed it, most essential phase in the installation of the needed inthe Department of Planning and Natural Resources, I was told that a permanent structure with commercial activities (the sale of farm products was considered a commercial activity) was not allowed in from R-2 to A-2. After a public hearing on the 29th of May and a change was granted on the 12th of November, 1985 through Bill No. 16-0421. whole process then hit a brick wall and remained at a stand-still until Farming and Zoning: Coral Bay Organic Farm Requesting Zoning Change to Stay Financially Viable Letters To St. John TradewindsDear Ms. Mahoney, On behalf of the directors and staff of the Animal Care Center, I wish to thank you for your letter of August 26th. We appreciate your concern for the animals of St. John and want you to know that all of us at the ACC share that concern. Regarding our Feral Cat Program, I would like to clarify a few things: the ACC has just over 30 feeding stations for feral cats across St. John. We distribute 10 tons of food and neuter approximately 300 cats from these stations each year. The stations are each manned by caring volunteers in the community; they are not manned by paid staff. to the ACC or to the people who man the stations. For the most part, they are feral or wild cats, who have grown up in the bush or been left by humans to make their way in the bush. Occasionally a tame cat do at home. One fact about the feeding station to which you refer, (in the bushes about 50 feet away from the dumpster and 150 feet away from the main road) which is perhaps most important, is that the ACC has not released a single cat to that station which was not originally trapped there since the beginning of 2011. This is our policy the cats go back where they were trapped. So if a house pet makes its way into one of our traps on Tuesday night and has not been neuWednesday. It will be neutered, have its ear clipped (they assure me they do not hack ears half off or mutilate animals as you suggest) and be returned to the same feeding station on Thursday. There is no way for the station master to tell if a cat in a trap at a feeding station is feral or a house pet unone more reason why we always return the adult cats to the same location. It is important to note that ear tered cat. The ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) acknowledges and recommends its use as the most humane method possible for management of feral cat colonies. to reduce the number of feral cats on St. John. We did sent them out to a station in Coral Bay at that stasame station and it is still with us at the shelter (there have only been two other kittens trapped at feeding stations since the beginning of the year for a total of different people or properties indicating that the program is, in fact, working). In fact without the trap/neuter/release program and the volunteers who man it, we would have an explosive number of feral cats on the island in a very short period of time. What we at the ACC cannot control, is trapping done by individuals not associated with our program. troublesome in their neighborhoods and then release them close to dumpsters throughout the island. If hopefully become part of the program. that ACC staff would tell your neighbor/tenant to get tion master or helping out; as we are painfully aware Please have him/her contact our shelter administra tor, Sally Nelson, to volunteer and we will be grateful to have another person working within the guidelines of the program. Our feeding stations are designed according to national guidelines, which reduce (but cannot eliminate) the possibility of farm animals or rodents entering All animals who are trapped are examined by the vet and for any who are obviously ill, the vet works with the ACC to determine the appropriate course of acnally ill cats, this year so far that number is one. The ACC is not a heartless group of people with no the contrary these are loving and dedicated people. We strongly encourage residents to put collars on their pets and to buy a license from the ACC for their dogs. That way we will know who is wild and who is not. In addition, we encourage any person whose pet gets loose or runs away to call the ACC (774-1625) immediately, as many end up with us. If they come to I hope this information helps you better understand our Feral Cat Program and hope your obvious passion can be translated into volunteer efforts to help us continue to make a difference. Sincerely, B. J. Harris, President Animal Care Center of St. John Continued on Page 16


of the Senate. After he wrote Commissioner Alan D. Smith ward to a resolution. As that letter so clearly illustrates the vagaries and inconsistencies of how Virgin Islands regula tions are enforced, I have a copy which I will make available for the review of all interested parties. Looking back now, I see those as rather bleak days where I often felt like some pariah harboring some contagion. Beincome tax returns in 1985 and 1986, and found no irregularities after reviewing all my income and expenses. Then, after applying for a reevaluation of my property in 1987, the tax assessor refused to consider the fact that I had downtion which meant that the burden of land taxes based on the value of R-2 land would remain unabated. On the 9th of February, 1990 I appealed that decision before the Virgin Islands Board of Tax Review, then chaired agricultural land based on agriculture. We assess them on ture is a losing proposition. The (land) is not being or the owner is not gaining from the land what he is supposed to The unavoidable inference here was that only a fool would endeavor to farm when the real value of the land lay in subdividing it. Needless to say, it was no great surprise when I lost that appeal as well. On the basis of the original denial, the IRB then did not want to allow the losses attributed to agriculture on my 1987 and 1988 tax returns. After drilling a 150-foot well, purchasing over $60,000 worth of farm implements, clearing the land to establish trial beds to see what might grow well, and investing over $100,000 in a market building not yet complete, I was denied even the recognition of any losses. the property. In the intervening years, we have had several years that saw hurricanes, droughts and changing economic fortunes we have jumped more hurdles than I care to remember. With the added expense of a growing family, we came to the conclusion that the only way to make ends meet stalled because a member of a prominent local family was greatly concerned that I might either be selling tourist items and perfumes or leasing space to businesses that would. Despite my best efforts to offer assurances against such an allegation, there was no possibility of progress toward a hearing before the Senate. Eventually I was forced to remove my application and re-apply in 1993, at which time I .89 acres on the 10th of November, 1993. Times were tough between 1989 and 1991, with hurricane these days are even worse. We cannot expand outside the additional acreage to develop income producing sources that will allow us to maintain our agricultural base which is more dependent on tourism than we would like it to be. The truth remains, that when tourism slows the restaurants, our princi pal customers, limit their orders from us accordingly. The steep decline in the economy, and a gradual decline cannot hire the number of employees needed to maintain, let alone grow our business. Both the national and our local economy need jobs to turn things around, and we as a viable but challenged business need the ability to expand our opor does that seemingly ingrained negative view of agricul Despite many hurdles, and the lack of support from many need is more platitudes about how much our government supports agriculture, nor are we asking for handouts to augversify a business that has already proven its worth not only to the community, but to the greater tourist based economy now to do it. So, when Senator Barshinger went on to suggest that we knowledge about our efforts over the years. Our farm is located on King Hill Road which has continually washed out because of a lack of improvements. Of course, without draw customers to any business. As the government has not prominent but decaying sign, I am not surprised that our representative is not aware of our presence, despite his being a long time resident of our Coral Bay community. His last comment to me was about his view of himself without advance public support, some of which are then appropriate manner is sometimes a necessary step in meeting the needs of the community. Shortly I will circulate petitions for public support in this effort, and it is my hope that there are Senators willing to sponsor the necessary legislation so portion of our farm. Please call or e-mail any or all Senators to show your support. Thank you. Hugo Roller, Coral Bay Organic Gardens, Home of Josephines Greens16 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 Continued from Page 17 Letters to St. John TradewindsI own three acres of property next to this project The project would essentially be a large unchecked unconvinced. The property, which has been for sale for years, is currently under contract, according to Karen Vahling, expected September 22 closing date. was a need for 25 hotel rooms in the Coral Bay area. economy has slowed down a lot. I wonder what would tioned by the audience about what the developer would another plan for the area other than a hotel. Legislature, which will ultimately approve or deny the said Smith. Smith will prepare a DPNR report either recommend sent to the V.I. Legislature. The Senate will vote on the measure at Meeting of the Whole some time in the future. Residents Question Density and Impact of Voyages' Continued from Page 3


married and had a daughter of their own this past June. During her time on island, Amanda Hayes worked as the director of the now defunct St. John art store in the Lumberyard. After the association dissolved and the art store closed, she worked at several different jobs on island, including at the Beach Bar. Grant Hayes, a musician who performed under the name Grant Blues in Coral Bay before landing a regular gig at the Parrot Club in erson, claimed that Grant Hayes was very controlling and very It was hard to contact her withAckerson told WTVD. And we should have taken the treats more seriously. Grant Hayes and his wife are monsters, and I hope that anybody that knows them or has followed them and enjoyed his music St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 17 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPARTMENT : 340-693-8880 FIRE DEPARTMENT : 340-776-6333 Thursday, September 1 11:07 a.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident p/r that a generator was stolen from his job site. Grand larceny. was verbally threatened by another man. Distur bance of the peace, threats. Friday, September 2 12:51 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident c/r that she was sexually assaulted by her boss. Unlawful sexual contact. Monday, September 5 of Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 2:24 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ an auto collision. Auto collision. T uesday, September 6 that his cell phone was stolen from his vehicle. Grand larceny. 12:46 p.m. A St. Thomas resident c/r a distur bance in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 2:20 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that she was threatened by her husband. Disturbance of the peace, threats, D.V. 3:15 p.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r that someone pushed him. Simple assault. 3:29 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ that a male stole a pack of cigarettes from his store. Petit larceny. 10:12 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ that his neighbor was violating a restraining or der. Violation of restraining order. W ednesday, September 7 12:09 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident re4:50 p.m. Badge #739 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Tiny Jah Javis of Estate Grunwald under arrest and charged with Assault Third Degree and Destruction of Property. His bail was set at $25,500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. Thursday, September 8 10:40 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r that there were several unknown charges on her food stamp account. Grand larceny. one struck her vehicle while it was parked. Auto accident. 6:07 p.m. An Estate Mandahl resident refrom his property. Police assistance. Friday, September 9 10:00 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that the spare tire was stolen from his vehicle. Grand larceny. 6:22 p.m. Badge #1051 p/ at Leander Jur gen Command with one Vincent Yuliano of Las Vegas, NV, under arrest and charged with Hotel and Restaurant Fraud. His bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. Saturday, September 10 11:00 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that someone stole her cell phone. Grand lar ceny. Sunday, September 11 7:45 a.m. A minor boy r/ that a family mem12:10 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident r/ damage to a vehicle. Destruction of property. Monday, September 12 9:19 a.m. An Estate Mandahl resident r/ her cat missing. Police assistance. 1:07 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ someone was in her apartment. Unlawful entry. 6:18 p.m. An Estate Mandahl resident p/r that he told his wife to stop putting rocks on the stairs. Police assistance. W ednesday, September 14 was assaulted. Assault in the third. 11:30 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 2:01 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ that she was verbally abused and cursed at. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Thursday, September 15 4:53 p.m. Badge #1105 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Darrly Ward of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with Assault Third Degree. His bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the community help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of the community securely docked with its black 15 horsepower Mercury outboard 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 Saturday, September 3, at about 11:30 a.m., a resident visiting Chocolate Hole Beach noticed a black male acting suspiciously in the area where his car was parked, but did not report it. was missing from under the seat of his car. VIPD is asking all per sons using Chocolate Hole Beach to take notice of all suspicious individuals and to call police with a physical description and the exact location of the individual at the moment. Please continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, ille gal drugs, or weapons, the tipster will receive a cash reward of up to $2,500. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Crime Stoppers approved three new rewards in August. If you are one of our 1,333 tipsters to date, please check to see if you CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information Grant and Amanda Hayes Remain in Jail on First Degree Murder ChargesContinued from Page 3Laura Ackerman


18 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 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 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 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 Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 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 Two bedroom, one bath, in town$1800 Large two bedroom, one bath/w/ 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. Large 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, washer dryer, beautiful Fish Bay views, clean, private home. No pets $2,500 electric included. Available Nov. 1. Call 340-998-3219. Choc Hole-Near Westin: Furnished Long Term 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, A/C, W&D, Electric Included. $2,000/mth. Call Ron 715-853-9696 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. Great views, A/C. Call 690-1104 New large 2BR, large bath, off-street parking, ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch, gorgeous view overlooking Westin, $1800/month 340-776-6331 or 678-715-1129 For rent, private, single family, furnished, two bedroom home with mother-in-law unit below main unit. Cathedral ceilings, A/C's in kitchen and w/d. Two large decks with beautiful water view. Call 693-7777 For Rent Classieds For Rent Coral Bay, Carolina Long Term, Furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath, Full Upper level, A/C in Bedrooms, Large covered deck, W&D, $1800/mth Call Ron 715-853-9696


St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 19 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEAt The LumberyardUNUSUAL OPPORTUNITYfirst floor space availableDowntown Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessFor Space Call Nick 340-771-3737 ST. JOHNTRADEWINDS SUBSCRIPTION AVAILBLE $85/YEAR C A LL 776-6496 OR FILL OUT FORM ON PAGE 21 EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 For Sale: TL30 SAFE 39" x 39" x 36" deep $1800. Available E.O.Y. Display Cases also available Coral Bay Jewelers 776-6167 or 227-6307 Boat T railer: built by South Florida Trailers of FL, aluminum, 12,000 lbs rated, 3 axles, designed Price $2,900.00 call 231-392-3399 STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 FOUND: BLACK CATHave you been missing your loving, BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?CALL 340-776-6496 VISA & MC Accepted Email: advertising@tradewinds.viGET RESULTS! Services Space for Lease Excellent Location near Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day Spa & Gourmet Market or retail $1,450/mo. retail $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandia For more information call 776-6857 Expanding Watersports Company is accepting applications for:RETAIL SALES BEACH ATTENDANTSMUST BE: reliable and professional, detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, clean cut and able to swim. Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experienced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 Lost & Found Environmental Projects Manager The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC), a staff member to manage and execute most of its programs. Must have proven ability to write grant applications and manage and execute federal grant work, including administrative obligations. Education and experience in environmental matters. Potential for advancement. See full job description and how to apply at Location: Coral Bay, St. John.CBCC IS AN EQUAL OPP O RTUNITY EMPL O Y E R AND HAS A DRUG FR EE WO RKPLA CE PO LI C Y. CBCC E N CO URAG E S WO M E N AND MIN O RITI E S T O APPLY. For Sale MAINTENANCE SUBCONTRACTOR NEEDED: Maintain properties with emphasis on preventative maintenance Plumbing, electrical and/or carpentry skills Regular checks for guest readiness Respond to guest emergencies Deliver villa supplies Must have own tools** Good communication & MULTI-TASKING skills Musts: St. John resident w/ 4wd vehicle, cell-phone w/ Solid references. E-mail resume to: or Call 779-4250 for more information. Com/Ofce/Storage Employment SALES AGENTS LOOKING TO EARN HIGH COMMISSIONS NEEDED NOW BUSY REAL ESTATE OFFICE INQUIRIES ARE CONFIDENTIAL. CALL 775-0949 or EMail: Cinnamon Bay 42-foot Grand Banks Successful Day Charter. Excellent condition. USCG Licensed for 34 passengers. Turnkey, $74,900. Call 340-998-3219 or email: Com/Ofce/Storage FIELD OPERA TIONS MANAGER: coordination of both maintenance/housekeeping, inspections, order supplies, train staff & ensure customer satisfaction. MUSTS: St. John resident w/ 4wd vehicle, computer literate, have own tools, cell-phone w/voicemail, can work weekends/ EXPERIENCE experience E-mail resume to: Or Call 779-4250 for more information. Upscale Retail Gift Shop Lease option Available with inventory email 340-228-1840


20 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885.FINAL DEFEATACROSS 1 Count every penny 7 Thrashes 12 Errors 20 Less than three-dimensional 21 Blue Grottos island 22 Earnings on the principal 23 Certain custard pie 25 Uncommon instance 26 Base in DNA and RNA 27 Adams of photography fame 29 Hardly ruddy 30 Gallery-funding org. 31 Rachels biblical sister 33 Stinky sprayer with a luxuriant coat 36 Bit of rock improvising 41 Gun rights gp. 42 Make blond, maybe 44 1949 Peace Nobelist John Orr 46 Person in a fam. tree 48 French for kings 52 Arab VIP 53 Bator (capital of Mongolia) 61 Rival of Hertz 62 Miracle- 63 degree 64 Oers opposite 65 Fracas 67 Drug from poppies 69 Group with eight Fresh Aire albums 74 Coral colony member 75 Skewered meat dish in peanut sauce 76 Macabre 77 Vocalist Yoko 78 Free bird 81 Waikiki necklaces 82 Got back, as losses 86 Situation for a shorthanded ice hockey team 89 If I Only Brain 90 Hitchhikers need 91 Aerobics aid 92 Santa , California 93 Silverstein of kiddie-lit 95 Desert refuges 96 Inits. on a Cards cap 98 Talking- (lectures) 101 Form in a catalog 104 High-ranking senator 109 Actors Erwin and Gilliam 110 Keats piece 111 Game with 108 cards 112 Opa- , Florida 114 Fugitive 119 Actress Bracco 122 Bleached varnish ingredient 124 Little Rock locale 125 Gnu growths 126 Snare 127 Establish roots elsewhere 128 Latin abbr. for and the following 129 Not at all conscious of DOWN 1 Humane org. 2 Dirt clump 3 5K or 10K 4 Wise to 5 Strong, buff papers 6 Hedge clipper 7 TV overseer 8 Actress Flynn Boyle 9 Cloudless expanse 10 Comprehend 11 Son of Jacob and 31-Across 12 Former Earth orbiter 13 Astounded 14 One on the fence 15 Itsy-bitsy 16 Lobs path 18 Ruhr hub 19 Fajita meat 24 Bluish color 28 USPS piece 32 Small grills 34 Small mountain lake 35 Actress Deborah 36 Heads out 37 You Light Life 38 Beauty the eye ... 39 Despotism 40 Inmate 45 Fits together well 47 Yolk holder 49 Bellybutton variety 50 A Mighty Fortress God 51 Fake 53 Brigham Citys state 54 Miller beer 56 Welcome to the 57 Totally lost 58 Rapper Artis Ivey, familiarly 60 Letter-writing buddy 61 Dutch brew 66 May gems 68 Of lung membranes 69 Water Lilies artist 70 By itself 71 African land 72 Bog plant 73 Mean whale 74 Daddy-o 79 Trotskyites opponent 80 Essayist Rand 83 Leaning Tower of 84 Spot of bliss 85 Pupils place 87 Lhasa 88 K-K-K- (classic song) 89 The woman 94 Johns University 95 Indecent 97 Class-cutting 99 Bird with ear tufts 100 Prove it! 102 Summers, in Marseilles 103 Was hasty 104 Cheek tooth 105 Totally love 107 Having a key center 108 Apples instant-messaging program 113 Fit to 115 mater 116 Said guilty, say 117 Part of SE 118 Cave sound 120 Soul singer Corinne Bailey 121 Siam annex? 123 Title for an atty. PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholon Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and 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 AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the W ednesday, September 21 The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence St. Thomas/St. John (COAST) screening is on Wednesday, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. The Thursday, September 29 gram on St. John is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, at 8 p.m. at the University of the Virgin Islands St. John Academic Center at The Mar ketplace when the group will ria Govan. October 1-31 The St. Thomas/ St. John Unit of the American Cancer Society reminds the community that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ACS USVI encourages all women over the age of 40, to get a mammogram. From October 1-31, low-cost or no-cost mammograms will be offered to women without insurance. Registration will take place only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning September 15. For more information call the ACS Thursday, October 6 The 29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands Committee on Health and Hospitals will host a Health Fair at the new Legislature Building on St. John on Thursday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, October 10 The third annual Just Play Day is set for Monday, October in this free community event hosted by Using Sport for Social Change. Sign up to volunteer, participate or sponsor the event at www.usingsportforsocialchange.come. T uesday, October 11 The St. John Film Society will open its fall 2011 series with a free screening of the a 50-minute documentary directed by Jennifer Galvin on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts.


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22 St. John Tradewinds, September 19-October 2, 2011 Were Sold on St. John! Voted Best St. John Real Estate Agency! Founded in 1985 Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kirk Tammy Pollock DITLEFF POINTST. JOHN, US VIRGIN ISLANDS INFO@ DITLEFFPOINT.COM WWW.DITLEFFPOINT.COMA once in a lifetime offering of spectacular estate homesites on coveted Ditleff Point See Our Video Tour REEF BAY VIEWAbsolutely beautiful location overlooking St. Johns most virgin National Park with views of Reef Bay, Ram Head & secluded white sandy beach below. Classic Caribbean style 4 bd/3 bath w/pool & spa. $1,395,000.CHRISTY ANNImmaculate, solid masonry 3 bd / 2 bath villa w/large covered veranda & inviting spa, easterly views & breezes. Plenty of room for expansion. Vacation rental history. Located in Pt. 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ONLY $995,000.RILEYS RETREATAmazing views of St. Thomas & sunsets fr/ this beautifully remodeled 6 bdrm/5 bath villa w/high quality amenities, pool, spa, close to town. $1,899,000.A BEST BUY!Force 10 Bordeaux Mt. 3 bd/2 bath cottage w/covered porch. Bay rum trees abound on this gently sloping, lush property w/public road frontage & across from Natl Park land. Huge potential for adding your own touches. $525,000.CARA MIAImpressive stone 3 bd/3.5 bath pool villa in prestigious Pt. Rendezvous. Equal sized bedrooms, full A/C, brick patios, mahogany doors, travertine oors, slate roof, popular turn-key rental. $1,925,000.LIZARD HILLHigh above Cinnamon Bay & surrounded by Natl Pk. land. Enjoy the exclusive privacy, views to die for, gorgeous gardens, easy access from this 3 bd/3 bath, w/ pool & caretakers cottage nestled on over 1ac in Catherineberg. $3,100,000.OVERLOOKING CINNAMON BAY BEACH This is the only vacant parcel available in Catherineberg! 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. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottFrom Love City Leapers to Coral Bay Corral, residents gathered on Monday, September 5, to for the annual Labor Day Parade. Other parade entrants included Windspree, at far right, and John's Folly Learning Institute students, at right. Senator at Large Craig Barshinger and Kate


HOMES View all St. John MLS properties at our website at CONDOS HOMES LAND FRACTIONALS COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.cominfo@americanparadise.comNEW 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 MILES AWAY Immaculate 2BR/2.5BA masonry villa w/ pool, successful short term rental. Price reduced to $1,325,000 AMOROSA Tuscan inspired villa in Peter Bay. 4BR/5BA. Virtual tour at $7,450,000 CVISTA Elegant 4 BDR/4BA villa in Rendezvous. Stunning residence exudes comfort & class. Now $3,575,000 PELICAN'S PERCH Masonry 3BR/3BA pool villa, water views and guest cottage. $1,269,000 GLUCKSBERG! Cute starter cottage on a wooded lot abuts a green belt. 1BR/1BA with a/c. .23 acres $240,000 CARIBBEAN COTTAGE catering to short term rental guests. Price includes adjacent lot. $599,000 MAMEY PEAK 1.05 acres, 1x1 Main House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat slope & stunning views. $600,000 AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, 180 views, pool & hot tub $2,595,000 IXORA Ajax Peak, bordered by Natl. Park, adjacent to North Shore beach access, pool, 5 BR. $1,530,000. CAROLINA Live on property & complete your home. Owner financing available. $299,000 SOLAR B & B! Garden By The Sea is a quaint Caribbean home. Owners apartment & 3 A/C units. $1,800,000 CLIFFSIDE! Dramatic waterfront 2BR/2BA villa, 1.05 acres, path to water's edge, hear the surf. $1,350,000 ISLANDS END Nat'l Pk beaches close by. 5BR/5.5BA, HOA common dock $1,850,000 TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM CASA YAYA Big-view villa on top the world in Coral Bay. 3 bdrm, 2 bath one level living w/ the BVI at your front door. Entertain by the innityedge pool and enjoy the indoor/ outdoor great room with dramatic views from every room. PARADISE ON THE ROCKS 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! WALK TO BRUNCH & BEACH plus ENJOY SOOTHING SURF SOUND from this unique, masonry & stone custom crafted, gated villa with panoramic water views. Flexible floorplan features 4 bdrms plus cottage. SEABISCUIT is a winner! Charming 2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with panoramic views, very private pool & hot tub. Breezy location convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline watersports. VILLA MOLLO Deeded beach access, 3br/2ba full A/C features custom stone and wood work and amazing Caribbean views. HALF MOON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and master ful construction throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an artistic statement in a world class setting. VISTA CIELO Completed in 2010, this elegantly furnished, 3 bdrm villa in classic Caribbean architecture with privacy in a quiet gated community. All rooms have water views and open onto a large verandah surrounding a sunny pool with great views. PETER BAY GATEHOUSE an exquisite 2 bedroom villa on large lot in Peter Bay Estates has great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans available for expansion. Incredible Value! VILLA ANDREA in gated Virgin Grand Estates HAS IT ALL! Panoramic water views in a private setting, 4 master suites, A/C throughout, and a large pool with expansive decks. BEACHFRONT LIME TREE BAY HAS WHITE SAND BEACH! East End 5 bdrm stone & masonry home on 4+ subdividable acres (zoned R-2) steps to beach. Gorgeous water views! WATERFRONT VILLA BELVEDERE (3x3.5) privacy, pool & spa, plus deeded access to HOA dock on Great Cruz Bay. Quiet neighborhood, mesmer izing sunset views! VISTAERO offers total privacy with breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay & St. Thomas. 5 spacious bedroom suites, huge pool, gazebo & hot tub make this a top rental villa. WATERFRONT LA DOLCE VITA is an exceptionally charming 2 bdrm property on the waters edge with the possibility of boat mooring. 376 ft. pristine shoreline. Panoramic. W-1 zoning allows commercial uses. C HOCOLATE H OLE V ILLA 4br 3ba pool villa boasts central A/C, ne nishes and sophisticated design. Custom arched windows bathe the great room in sun light while framing expansive ocean views. WINDCHIME is an very private 1.4 ac. estate set high atop Gifft Hill. Dramatic views to the east w/ spectacular breezes and sunrises. This 3 bdrm villa has room to expand with an over sized pool facing the terric view. WHALE W ATCH Enjoy pristine East End in this lovely, 2 bedroom villa with big water views. Downstairs apartment offers additional living & income space. Hear the sound of the waves lapping below. S OUTHERN C ROSS Big southshore views Danish-style stone home w/ wrap-around covered porches & 3 bdrm & 2 baths. Stunning cabinetry & exposed concrete beams & sills. Exceptional privacy in lush setting. Additional land available. The Company that gives back to St. John$2,890,000 DVD $1,649,000 RAINBOWS END AT BATTERY HILLclean and cheerfully decorated poolside condo is conveniently close to town w/ nicely manicured grounds. Seller says make an offer! $510,000 $2,500,000 DVD Call for details DVD $2,850,000 DVD DVD $1,995,000$3,150,000 DVD $995,000 $1,165,000 DVD $2,295,000$1,200,000 $995,000 $595,000 $1,275,000 $1,259,000 $1,950,000 $3,650,000 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 REEKETS BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $300,000 P RIVATEER BAY /HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $275,000S ABA BAY 19 ac. WATERFRONT $9,990,000P ETER BAY /NORTHSHORE from $1,500,000 L OVANGO CAY WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000 UPPER MONTE BAY hillsides from $799,000B OATMAN PT ./RENDEZ VOUS WATERFRONT $825,000V IRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $499,000C HOCOLATE HOLE from $365,000 S AUNDERS GUT two W ATERFRONT lots $345,000 each A LSO WESTIN TIMESHARES from $2,000 per weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS FROM $59,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! HH-RVSD TW 9.19.2011.indd 1 9/15/11 3:33 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


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