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Broadway and Hollywood To Join Forces at SJSA Annual FundraiserPage 7Former VIPD Commander Angelo Hill To Be Sentenced for Cocaine TrafckingPage 3 TN SEE PAGE 3 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: Web: (340) 776-6403 OP-ED: P AGES 18-19February 3-9, 2014 Copyright 2014Residents Fearful Amid Report of Suspect Released in MurderBoatman Point Road residents hear reports of release of Malfetti murder suspect PAGE 3 Negotiations To Sell Harmony To New Maho Campground Buyer StalledPage 2 DPWs Smalls Anticipates New Ferries Will Be in Service Within Next 30 DaysPage 8Nealia Sprauve Acquitted of IRB Fraud ChargesPage 4Photo by Eliza Magro and Courtesy of St. John Magazine Eco-Tourism Leader Seeks Buyer To Finish VisionStanely Selengut, the eco-tourism guru who closed Maho Bay Campground at the end of its lease last year after almost 40 years fo operation, is looking for the right buyer to bring his vision for his 42-unit Concordio Eco-Resort to fruition. STORY ON PAGE 5 SOCIETY PHOTO COLLAGES: PAGES 14 & 16


2 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo The six buildings of the Harmony Studios, closed since the sale of the former Maho Bay Camp on adjacent property on the north shore of St. John, are offered for sale as a renovation project or tear-down on two adjoining building lots with million-dollar views. Clearing Annaberg Country School Grounds Scheduled for February 15Join the St. John Historical Society on Saturday, February 15, from 9 a.m. to noon as the Society completes its annual clearing of the Annaberg Country School grounds. The Society has invited local schoolchildren in need of earning community service hours to help with the effort. Complimentary taxi service for the students will depart from the Cruz Bay ferry dock at 9 a.m. SJHS member Weldon Wasson, who has led the stewardship effort for the past several years, will welcome volunteers. SJHS board member David Knight will give a brief historical background of the Annaberg School, one of the vonScholton Schools that provided compulsory education for all children in the Danish West Indies. Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves, and simple gardening tools. The St. John Historical Society membership meeting is on Tuesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church, where SJHS member Eleanor Gibney will share a slideshow featuring images from an album of more than 70 rare early 20th century photographs. The pictures document a trip to the islands from Europe on the Danish steamship SS St. Croix, as well as a lengthy stay on all three islands. The presentation will feature extensive photos of St. Thomas and St. Croix, and a few never-before-seen images from St. John. The pictures reveal the strong contrasts often noted among the islands, with many glimpses of landscapes and daily life in the years leading up to the 1917 transfer of the islands from Denmark to the U.S. Senator Donald Cole will host an education meeting on the future plans of Guy H. Benjamin Elementary and Julius E. Sprauve Schools on Monday, February 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Legislative Annex in Cruz Bay. All parents are urged to make great effort to attend this important meetting to have their voices heard and to understand the future of their children and their education on St. John.Future of GBS and JESS Will Be Discussed at Monday, Feb. 3 Meeting EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne, Raven Philips NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 ADVERTISING MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year email: THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2014 All 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 Next SJHS Meeting Set for Feb. 11 Selengut Negotiations T o Sell Harmony T o Maho Campground Buyer StalledBy T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Almost a year after closing his world-renowned Maho Bay Camps, eco-tourism pioneer Stanley Selengut is having a hard time leaving St. John After about 40 years on St. John, Selengut, 85 years old and almost blind, is trying to sell his remaining properties on St. John including the 12-unit Harmony Studios on one acre above the for mer Maho Camps and the Concor dia Resort on the southeastern tip of the island. (See related story on Page 5) Selengut was forced to leave behind most of the structures and infrastructure of his world-renowned Maho Bay Camp property above Little Maho beach between Maho Bay and Francis Bay in 2013 when the underlying land lease he held expired. Now, Selengut is trying to sell his remaining property at Maho, two lots he owns which contain the former Harmony Studios above the Maho Camps property. Negotiations with the purchaser of the Maho Camp property to pur Continued on Page 22 Residents of the Virgin Islands Reminded To Pay Individual, SE TaxesClaudette Watson-Anderson, CPA, Director of the Virgin Isincome tax returns in the Virgin Islands with the Bureau. The individual income tax return (Form 1040) and the self-employment tax return (Form 1040SS). The self-employment tax return should be submitted to the IRS. Please do not include payment the Bureau. Director Watson-Anderson reiterates that there is no electronic to the Bureau for processing or mail the returns to the Bureau. ext. 2249 or 714-9312.


By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds The residents of the Boatman Point neighborhood were breathing easier in late January amid reports that a suspect has been the murder of young man in an apartment in the exclusive south shore neighborhood, but their anxiety soon returned. tody for the stabbing death of James Malfetti, 41, started Saturday night, January 25, according to one neighbor by Sunday night it was spreading like poison ivy. By Friday, January 31, residents were once again concerned for the safety of their neighborhood amid reports the suspect had not been arrested. We have heard he was questioned and released, said the resident who was trying formation. Several neighborhood residents identi resident of an adjoining neighborhood with a history of arrest and conviction after a series of break-ins three years ago. He was convicted here and served time on the mainland, the resident told Tradewinds. the same suspect as having been questioned by police and said the police linked the young man to the crime by the way the perpetrator gained entry to Malfettis apartment, which was similar to incidents for which the suspect previously had been convicted. VIPD Has No Information on Arrest Despite the neighborhood reports of an arrest, there was no information on any ar rest or the detention of any suspect, accord ing to V.I. Police Department spokesperson Melody Rames. The detectives continue to actively investigate the Malfetti case and follow all leads, Rames said. However no additional information can be released to the media on this case at this time. St. John Deputy Police Chief Maria uary 19, that police were investigating a suspicious death at an apartment on Boatman lice of the case at 9:55 a.m. that morning. Malfetti may have been killed after the attempted robbery of the owners of the house in which his apartment was located in the days before his body was found, sources have told Tradewinds. The VIPD reported one week after the discovery of Malfettis body that their investigation was continuing. This case was being investigated by the VIPD Major Crime Bureau and Intelligence Agents. Forensic technicians collected and are processing evidence. It is an ongoing investigation, Rames said. Malfetti had lived and worked on St. John for several years as a computer consultant, according to friends. Friends of Malfetti gathered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Cruz Bay on Friday, January 24, for a memorial service. Malfettis parents traveled to St. John from New Jersey and returned their sons body to the states after the memorial service. VIPD Seeks Public Assistance The investigators are urging anyone who can assist them in determining the circum stances surrounding this death to call 7149834, 715-5522, 911 or you can call Crimes Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS. 2012. It was the third homicide in the terri tory this year. The most recent murder on St. John was that of Tiny Jah Jarvis, 31, who was shot to death in the Bellevue Village housing community on August 17, 2012. Ralph Titre, 23, was charged with murder, and a 17-year-old later was charged in connection with the case for being in possession of the murder weapon. St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 3 Thursday, Feb. 6thSt. John Tradewinds News Photo James Jim Malfetti By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Sgt. Angelo Hill, the former commander of the V.I. Police Departments Leander Jurgen Command on St. John has retired from the department and will be sentenced April 17 for his role in a major inter-island cocaine distribution enterprise. cer, was serving as VIPD St. John Commander and in his unmarked VIPD vehicle on May 17, 2013, when he delivered 7.72 kilograms of cocaine to Roberto Tapia, the then-director of the Environmental Enforcement Division of the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources in an early-evening rendezvous. Hill pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy in December 2013. Tapia had pleaded guilty to racketeering in September 2013 for in the criminal enterprise of drug set for February 13. Facing 10 Y ears T o Life Both are facing potentially statutory life in prison with a mandatory minimum of 10 years, according to one law enforcement Both Hill and Tapia have retired from government service and Other defendants in the case of up to $10 million, but there was no information from the U.S. AtTapia face in addition to prison sentences if convicted. Hill, his partner and his family around St. John including a car rental agency, a guest house and apartment buildings in Cruz Bay, Pastory and Pine Peace, and at least one vacation rental home on the south shore of the island. mented on whether they are seeking the seizure or forfeiture of any of Hill and Tapia. Four co-defendants from Puer to Rico changed their plea before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to related charges for their roles in the conspiracy day, January 29. All four were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending their sentencing June 5. Three of the men face federal prison sentences of 10 years to life faces up to 20 years in prison and a Drug Exchange in Downtown Cruz Bay Tapia was arrested by federal agents in Red Hook, St. Thomas, after disembarking the St. John fer ry on Friday night, May 17, 2013, carrying a backpack containing 7.72 kilograms of cocaine he had received from Hill. The exchange was made in Hills unmarked police vehicle which was parked in sight of the VIPD Jurgen Com-Former VIPD Commander Angelo Hill To Be Sentenced for Cocaine Trafcking 2014 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: JANUARY 20142.34 InchesAVERAGE JANUARY3.12 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D2.34 InchesY-T-D AVERAGE3.12 InchesResidents Fearful Amid Report of Suspect Released in MurderBoatman Point Road residents hear reports of release of Malfetti murder suspectINDEXBusiness Directory ..............24 Church Directory .................22 Community Calendar ..........20 Crime Stoppers ...................23 Crossword Puzzle ...............24 Cryptoquip ...........................20 Letters ............................18-19 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................23 Real Estate ....................26-27 mand in downtown Cruz Bay. Tapia had arranged to pick up the cocaine from Hill and deliver it to two men from Puerto Rico while federal authorities were Continued on Page 20


4 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay, could not hear St. Johnian Monica Boyd-Richards lawsuit against the developers of the gas station in the Power Boyd section of Estate Bethany, but Judge Mackay made it very clear why she was recusing herself from the case and returning it the Clerk of the Superior Court for reassignment to another Judge. Boyd-Richards, an attorney with a Doctorate in Community Law from Howard University who no longer practices, is representing herself in the current action, has been in a property dispute with the devel oper of the gas station on South Shore Road on the hillside overlooking the Westin Resort since the start of the years-long construction project. The daughter of late Edward Power Boyd has been battling the developer over the alleged encroachment of the long, narrow construction site on ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed sundays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Bear and Bella These twins are Pit/Lab mixes and are about 4-5 months old. They are currently undergoing treatment for a skin condition but are still adoptable. They are wonderful with other dogs and are already doing very well on the leash. Please consider giving this brother and sister a wonderful home. (Do not need to be adopted together but that would be wonderful!) By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds After missing a hoped-for deadline of the end of 2013, Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls is pushing to get the new Cruz Bay to Red Hook ferries in service in February. The ferries, which were built in Louisiana and cost $3.5 million each, were paid for with federal funds. They will be owned by the government and leased to Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures, which have the franchises for ferry service between Red Hook and Cruz Bay. The ferries underwent sea trials in late October and, after initial U.S. Coast Guard inspections in Louisiana, the vessels arrived in in the territory in November and were spotted in Cruz Bay in early December before being docked in Crown Bay, St. Thomas, where they have sat ever since while waiting to be put into service. complete with champagne christening, December 6. DPW Franchisees W orking Out Details The government and the two franchise operators are working out the details of the two private franchises operating vessels owned by the government, according to DPW. Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls met recently with representatives of both ferryboat franchises, Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures, to discuss the time-line for placing the two recently acquired ferryboats for the Cruz Bay-Red Hook route into service, according to a DPW press release dated January 29. The discussion centered on insurance policies for the new ferries, the Management Service Agreement which must be completed prior to the maiden voyages of Red Hook I and Cruz Bay I the January 29 press release. I am anticipating that once these requirements have been met, the vessels will be placed into ser vice within the next 30 days, said Smalls who met January 22 with representatives of both ferryboat franchise. While the initial plan was to have these vessels in service by December, 2013, obtaining the requisite insurance and securing the necessary approvals from the regulatory agencies took longer than anticipated, Smalls said Wednesday, January 29. DPW and the operators remain committed to ensuring the timely completion of all of the prerequisite tion that will ensure the safety of passengers and crew as well as the vessels, Smalls added. USCG Awaits Inspection Requests Tradewinds in mid-January they were awaiting a request from DPW take long once we get word, according to Lt. Commander Bryson Spangler. We will also be doing safety drills, but we cant gler said. Hopefully, the only stumbling block remaining is determining which of the operators gets the vessel named Cruz Bay I and which one gets the one commissioned Red Hook I. DPWs Smalls Anticipates New Ferries Will Be in Service Within Next 30 DaysContinued on Page 20 Monica Boyd-Richards Pursues Lawsuit Against Chocolate Hole Gas Station ProjectSt. John Tradewinds News Photo The towering wall behind the excavation on South Shore Road for a service station encroaches on land which appears to have been probated by the heirs of Edward Power Boyd, according to a probate court judge.


By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Eco-tourism guru Stanley Selengut, the founder of the Concordia Resort and the former Maho Bay Camps may be losing his eyesight, but he hasnt lost his vision. Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Selenguts Concordia eco-resort on the southeast corner of St. John is either too big or too small Recent national publicity for Concordia has been great, but it cant increase occupancy at his eco-tourism laboratory over looking Salt Pond Bay. Were totally booked, Selengut says of the current season. February occupancy is 98-point-something percent. Some people are moving every night to a room vacant between bookings. In a January Today Show television appearance, a Travel and Leisure magazine representative mentioned Concordia and we got 16,000 hits the next day, Selengut told Tradewinds. Two weeks ago we were written up in the Boston Globe, added Selengut who said the resort had only one opening in March. We have 20,000 people who are repeat customers. W ith Plenty of Customers, Seeking a Buyer Selengut doesnt need publicity to sell his loyal clientele on Concordia, but it might complete his vision. Its too small, Selengut said. Its only 42 units. We didnt start to make money at Maho until we had about 60 units. Rather than focus on making more money on each guest, the eco-tourism developer wants the future Concordia to be affordable rather than exclusive. Smaller resorts usually get by by charging reasonable rates, Selengut explained. Ive always tried to stay affordable. Id hate to have a place just for the wealthy. Selengut knows Concordia probably will never become the new Maho Bay Camps, which was popular with people of like minds, but not like pocketbooks, It just all worked, he said. Concordia could work as a more expensive luxury resort, but its just not what I have in mind. Selengut says Concordia has the staff to support 60 units, but he doesnt want to go through the development process and red tape that would be required for any expansion at the resort. Although the resort originally had Coastal Zone Management (CZM) approval for the construction of 106 units, there was a time limit and, after two extensions during the recent economic downturn, the permits now must be renewed, according to Selengut. Im 85 years old and blind, Selengut said matter-of-factly. Realistically, I really cant go through the process. Sustainable Development Showplace Since Selengut started Concordia on land he owns about 20 years ago about 20 years after he had opened Maho Bay Camps on leased land on the northeast shore of the island the newer resort has become a showplace for sustainable development as much as Maho Bay Camps was for eco-tourism. Were still sort of working on it, the eco-tourism guru said of his experimenta tion with new sustainable materials and building methods at Concordia. Selengut, who lives in New York City and Florida, also owns 14 one-acre-plus building lots around Concordia and about mercial development site for the isolated community. Selengut donated neighboring Nanny Point to the V.I. National Park to preserve the property from development as a building site for one large, exclusive home and to preserve the views to the British Virgin Islands from the residential building lots adjacent to Concordia. W orking on Business Plan for Sale Selengut said he has not listed the Concordia properties for sale but is working with a few potential buyers who would continue his work. We have someone working on a business plan to come up with a realistic value, Selengut said. Its as much up for adoption as it is up for sale, Selengut said matter-of-factly of the resort which was going to be the ulti mate manifestation of his vision of of ecotourism and sustainable development. St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 5 Stanley Selengut Seeks Someone To Complete Vision for Concordia Resort FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Photo by Eliza Magro and Courtesy of St. John Magazine at his Estate Concordia Preserve. ISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-626-9685 e: We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA


Staff Report St. John Tradewinds Former St. John V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue supervisor Nealia Sprauve was acquitted of all counts of fraud in the U.S. District Court after a one-day trial on Monday, January 27, and a full day of deliberation by the jury on Tuesday, January 28. A St. Johnian who was a position, Sprauve chose not to testify on her own behalf and her defense called no witnesses. Sprauve was facing three counts of fraud by a BIR employee for allegedly helping the father of her children avoid paying almost $90,000 in taxes over three years from 2006 through 2008. Sprauve simply was being used as a scapegoat and her involvement should have been considered a personnel matter, Sprauves federal public defender, Gabriel Villegas told the jury before it began deliberations on Tuesday, according to one published report. She was terminated, Ville gas reportedly told the jury. That was the appropriate sentence. Sprauve was accused of helping Joseph Clendenin Sr. avoid paying income taxes to the IRB. The prosecution also contended Sprauve used her position at the IRB to falsify Clendenins tax status to help him qualify for a government contract for his company, JC Security Services. No Authority T o Approve Documents It (the jury decision) was not guilty, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Chisholm told Tradewinds. The judge doesnt inquire into the jurys deliberations. Sprauve did not have the authority to approve the documents that she approved, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Lake told the jury, the V.I. Daily News reported. Sprauve had been released on an unsecured bond after her ar rest. She was released from the bond after her acquittal. The case against Sprauves original co-defendant Clendenin reportedly was dismissed without prejudice, allowing it to neurological and psychological tests raised questions about Clendenins competency to stand trial. District Judge Curtis Gomez suggested the attorneys organize further competency tests to determine whether Clendenin is competent enough to stand trial, according to a report in the Daily News.6 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 Jury Finds Former IRB St. John Supervisor Nealia Sprauve Not Guilty of Fraud Charges Thank You from St. John Animal Care Centers Party Like a Rock Star Winter GalaTO OUR SIMPLY DIVINE, MARVELOUS, DELIGHTFUL, MAGNIFICENT, AND SUPER GENEROUS SUPPORTERS, You are quite frankly the best, and we thank you. The evening was a success on every levelfrom fun to fundraising. Your time, talent and treasures will help to support the homeless, abused and neglected dogs and cats on St. John. The entire $34,000 brought in by this fundraiser goes directly to the Animal Care Shelter. Our shelter dwellers send their licks, kisses and accolades to the following: Host Home Event Planners Katilady Catering Passion Fruit Chefs Food Donations Baked in the Sun Caf Livin Caneel Bay Resort Creative Catering Cruz Bay landing da livio Driftwood Davids East West Catering Katilady Catering LaTapa Lime Inn Ocean Erin Passion Fruit Chefs Queen of Tarts Shipwreck Landing Skinny Legs Tourist Trap Waterfront Bistro Westin Signature Drink Beverages Bellows Premier West Indies Supplies Caribbean Foods Merchants Market Photography Yelena Rogers Poster Design Lindsay Vann Creative Printing Silent Auction Sponsors Blue Mystic Charters Canines Cats & Critters Caneel Bay Beach & Sushi Combsberry Inn, MD East West Catering Freebird Into the Blue Jack the Bellman Low Key Water Sports Kathyrn Depree Kaye Thomas Eichner Kekoa Meagen Crandall Rumblines Kids Night in Babysitting Lucy Portlock Papaya Caf & Coffee Mathayom Merryn MacDonald Property King Roy Imhoff St. John Maintenance Reef Madness Villa R.I. Patton Jewelry Savanah Loftus Photog. Seaside Properties Singing Dog Sailing Soggy Dollar JVD String of Pearls Wild Creek Lodge, CO Bamboo Studio Bamboula Best of Both Worlds Bougainvillea Shop Calypso Boat Charters Capt. Jimbo Charters Chateau Bordeaux Coconut Coast Studios Connections Dr. Cool Fabric Mill Fish Trap Frames of Mind Kaleidoscope Video Katie Tarta Luca Palmero Lucy Portlock Merryn MacKonald Monica&Bruce Munro Now & Zen Nest Pink Papaya Portico Quiet Mon Pub Sail Pepper Savanah Loftus Photog. St. John Inn Sweet Plantains X in St. John Zumba Your Boomba Ice St. John Ice Co.,Inc. Volunteers/Helpers Barb Crites Becky Reinbold Bruce Munro Carol Rocco Chris Reinbold Dan VanWinkel Shelley LeTendre Deb Duplisea Delene Jewett Denise Walker Denise Wright Diana Ripley Elaine Campbell Elly Taylor Jaime Elliott Jack Ubel Jane Kyser Jason Corley Jeff Miller Jillian Dray Jude Woodcock Kate Farrington Kelly Cruikshank Kati Steinborn Kimberly Boulon Laura Nichols-Samms Laurie Damron Leslie McKibben Lucy Banks Maia Mongi Mandy Taylor Michael Marsh Michelle Pappas Mike Beeman Mitch Samuel Monica Munro Neil Upham Oriel Smith Patty Tacquard Robert Marque Ryan Moore Sally Furlong Steve McKibben Susan Silverman Tim Tacquard Tradewinds Safaris Lloyd Prince Mitchell Samuel Vernon Prentice Special thanks to Adonis Morton, DJ Our gratitude to Catered To Villa Rentals for numerous favors U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Medical Center Finance Chief Takes New Look at Myrah Keating ClinicBy Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds seek a new designation for the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center (MKSCHC). Because it operates as a satellite health care facility serving a rural population MKSCHC may qualify as a critical access hospital, acInterim CFO Fred Vitello said he has been talking with consultants Critical access hospital is a designation where you can receive full cost reimbursement, Vitello explained. Under the current system, SRMC received payment plus partial reimbursement for outpatient services rendered by MKSCHC. The difference in revenue levels coming into the medical center, To qualify, the facility would have under 25 beds, have an emer gency room and be remote, or 35 miles or away from the nearest hospital. Continued on Page 23


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Fourth graders across the island are rigorously perfecting their pitch and developing their dance moves in anticipation of what will surely be a dazzling show for the St. John School of the Arts major annual fundraiser, Broadway Comes to St. John on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15. der wraps, the theme Hooray for Hollywood has been announced. The show will explore many decades of movies, said SJSA Executive Director Kim Wild. I dont want to spoil it, but Saturday Night Fever and be featured in the show. actors who have been coming to St. John to work on the SJSA fundraiser for four years now. Actors Donna Drake, John Tartaglia, Rhonda Miller, Michael Shawn Lewis, and Laura Barnao donate their time and ener gy teaching the students, coming up with ideas for the shows, and transporting and making props in an effort whose idea was originally conceived by St. John resident Ronnie Lee. St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 7 Broadway and Hollywood To Join Forces at SJSA Show and Annual Fundraiser Happy Holidays! R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing Continued on Page 27 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jim FurneauxSJSA Executive Director Kim Wild, above left, with Kazumi Schaub hold the Golden Conch award, which will be given to the female. St. John Tradewinds Actor Donna Drake, far right, works with Julius E. Spruave School fourth graders at St. John School of the Arts on a Stars Wars segment for the upcoming annual Hooray for Hollywood Broadway Comes to St. John fundraising event.


8 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 GHS EARTH Turns Focus to Farm to Table Culinary EffortBy Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program recently welcomed its biggest group of interns yet, and EARTH director Dr. Dave Minner looks forward to using the interns diverse abilities to work directly with newly hired GHS chef and culinary arts teacher LaShanda Francis in developing the schools lunch program. New Interns W elcomed Four Iowa State interns landscape architecture senior Jessica Abiwijaya, culinary science/ hospitality management junior Shane Brewer, dietetic sophomore Macy Mears, and landscape design senior Maia van Holsteijn will combine their talents to bring GHSs goal of a farm to table-style lunch program to fruition. This program gives me a chance to come down here and develop a menu for the school, said Brewer. I also work in food ser vice at Iowa State, so this is where Im comfortable being. I thought I could help with menu development and making sure we eat a lot of healthy produce here, added Mears. In addition to developing the schools lunch menu, the gardens at the Gifft Hill home where the interns are residing will be designed, a project that van Holsteijn said shes looking forward to. When the students arent working on the lunch menu or their homes gardens, they spend time with students in grades K/1, and 4-12 teaching them to develop a love of, and appreciation for, the art of horticulture. As the younger children are exposed to this program, were going to see the fruits of this as they get older, because theyre being brought up learning how to grow and harvest their own food, said GHS Interim Head of School Beth Knight. Personally, I think its a very unique program and I dont believe theres any other school in the territory that offers a program like this. is now in its fourth year at GHS, are already being observed. Even students as young as kindergartners are enjoying their part in growing fresh foods, Knight explained. The kindergartners have a purple garden they wanted everything to be purple, and they lovingly care for it, she said. Its really interesting to hear young kids who are excited about bok choy. saying, I cant wait to eat the bok choy, or Let me eat some kale, its refreshing to hear. The program, which also benthem hands-on experience for a full semester, is growing in interest at the midwest university. This is the be more selective about choosing interns for the program, even turning some away, he explained. had four interns, he said. Their talents are getting more diverse. Now that were getting into the culinary side of things, Im happy to have an architect, a designer, a chef, and a human nutritionist thats a pretty diverse group. The four interns have enjoyed weeks on island, they explained. Ive worked them hard, said Minner. Theyre responding very well, bringing their own talents to the program.St. JohnTradewinds Iowa State EARTH interns Macy Mears, Maia van Holsteijn, Jessica Abiwijaya and Shane Brewer with director Dr. Dave Minner.


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10 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM St. John Tradewinds As part of its on-going expansion, the St. John nounced in January that St. Thomas Attorney Clyde pacity. The St. John Law Firm that weve been building for the last several years is now evolving into a territory-wide practice, and beyond always atten tive, however, to our deep roots in St. John, said the risette. demands of the St. John community for excellence in a broad scope of legal services, Morrisette said. We also are enhancing our ability to serve even the most complex of litigation needs of our clients in the Virgin Islands as well as in Florida. Murphree Bring 25 Y ears Experience introduce Murphree to their clients on Saturday, January 25. Murphree brings more than 25 years of civil litigation experience representing corporations and individuals in both plaintiff and defense matters with many major cases in both commercial and tort litiga tion, according to Morrisette. We have been working closely with Clyde on several recent matters including the front-page WAPA class action helping ensure WAPAs coopera tion with the publics right to use solar power, as well as certain environmental and permitting issues related to the problems at the highly visible and controversial Ingrao /Dennis Bay project, Muilenburg said. Im really looking forward to working more with the St John community, as well as having reasons to spend more time on this beautiful island. Murphree said, thanking his associates for the warm introduc tion to the community. of another St. Thomas attorney, Mike Sheesley, and a paralegal on St. John, Eric Morvant. needs of our clients, as well as the broader interests of the St. John and V.I. community, said Morrisette. We are looking forward to continuing our work servExpanded Florida Presence As of March, Muilenburg, who grew up on St. John and sailed the world with his family on the boat he helped his father build in Coral Bay, will be establishing a part-time residence in the Fort Lauderdale area to better assist his wife Thias aging parents, as well as his own parents, according to Muilenburg. I will be working full-time on all St. John matters via remote when in Florida with the same telephone number and e-mail, and I will be going back and forth frequently between Florida and St. John, Muilenburg said. I expect to be down here a week or more of each month, as well as back here with my family for most of each summer. Muilenburg and Murphree also expect to be working together in Florida, where Murphree also has a practice, including for many matters based on St. Long-term Focus on St. John on St. John to bring continued success. practice areas here and in the states, including busiand individuals relocating to the islands, along with our existing practices in real estate, land use, probate, trusts, corporate entities and litigation, among others, Muilenburg said. St. John has some truly exceptional entrepre neurs who are bringing their creative ideas to our island and developing successful businesses here, said Morrisette. Not only does the economy of St. John well due to the thriving community that results.Morrisette and Muilenburg Expands T o Meet Growing Island Legal Needs St. John Tradewinds News Photo Clyde Murphree, above, joins Brion Morrisette and Raf Muilenburg, right. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Sigma Theta Omega Chapter, St. Thomas /St. John Rho Omicron Chapter, University of the Virgin Islands RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT HEART DISEASE The Number 1 Killer of Women February 7, 2014


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12 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dont miss the chance to check out the latest work by two of the islands most talented artists at an opening reception on Friday evening, February 7, at Bajo el Sol in Mongoose Junction from 5 to 8 p.m. This months opening will feature new works by painter Deborah St. Clair and ceramicist Mandy Thody, combining whimsical hand sculpted pieces and striking modern canvases. For this show, Thody has been focusing on the many and varied animals of the Caribbean, the artist explained. From human to goat to iguana; most of the pieces are glazed matte with oxides and very simple glazes in natural colors, said Thody. I have wanted to do more domestic or farm animals for a long time and it In addition to Thodys charming and varied animal collection, her show will also feature a series of masks which nod to African and tribal traditions, Thody explained. The masks are also a new style, in heavily embossed and carved surrounds with elements of African and other cultural motifs, she said. Thody, who loves strong colors and interesting glazes, has been creating pieces ranging from palmsized to 18 inches tall. Dont miss the chance to check out what this talented ceramic artist has been handcrafting lately. While working in a very different medium, longtime St. John painter St. Clair has been using her considerable talent to investigate instinct, she explained. These current paintings are a progression in the work I am doing using instinct and chance, said St. Clair. The technical knowledge is there to call upon, but the painting is to have free reign. It it through taking chances and opening herself to the possibility of failure which has allowed St. Clair a new freedom in her paintings, the artist explained. I use a process of creating a painting by taking the chance of destroying it, she said. I paint over it, into it, or scrape away from it. As a result of this process, there are many layers of under paintings. This process also allows the paintings to literally lead the way for the artist, St. Clair added. Often the painting will diverge from my original idea which affords me the opportunity to explore the new and unexpected direction, she said. St. Clairs work is often striking, always vibrant and has the ability to engage viewers while they reDont miss the chance to enjoy the latest works by Thody and St. Clair on Friday evening, February 7, at Bajo el Sol in Mongoose Junction from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will also feature classic guitar music by David Laabs. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information about the show or Bajo el Sol, located up the stair at Mongoose Junction, check out or call (340) 693-7070.An opening reception on February 7 will feature new works by Deborah St. Clair, at left, and Mandy Thody, above Bajo el Sol Feb. 7 Show To Feature Exquisite Painting and Ceramics Dr. DeBonis Offers Healthy Life TipsSt. John Tradewinds Dr. Bob DeBonis, a St. John chiropractor, graced St. John Rotary Clubs weekly meeting last month and offered some important suggestions to live long and healthy: Dr. Bobs Life Suggestions 1. Take responsibility for your health, focus on prevention not treatment 2. You become what you eat (God made the apple, man made fast food); wise choices and moderation are good 3. Exercise thirty minutes each day, if you sit a lot, stand up and turn around. We live on an island--SWIM 4. Sleep enough, nap or meditate. Listen to your body 5. Add large portions of laughter and love. Chiropractic can help your body communicate with itself and one might just live forever. St. John Tradewinds If your looking for a great variety of plants and tress at reasonable prices come see us at the The Marketplace (2nd level parking lot) from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March 1st. Once again the VI Audubon Society will offer a wide variety of plants and trees; most obtained from various VIAS members and from local growers/landscapers who generously donate plants for the groups annual fundraiser. If youre looking to add palms, bay trees, mahogany trees, some natives, desert rose, agaves, ornamentals such as Josephs Coat, lantana, ruellia, plumeria, periwinkle and other garden favorites to your landscape make sure to stop by. Vegetable plants will also be available including tomatoes, lettuce greens, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, kale, collards, edaname and banana root stock. We will also have many diverse herbs for sale including cilantro, parsley, dill, basil, mint and garlic chives. This list is only a portion of what will be available. If you love orchids we will have those for sale, too. This event is the major fundraiser for VIAS. Money raised is used to sponsor programs for school children and to continue efforts to, preserve, restore and enhance the wildlife sanctuary at the Small Pond at Frank Bay, a Virgin Islands designated Wildlife & Marine Sanctuary. For further information contact co-chairs Dave Spoth at (716)472-6888 or Mary Moroney at 779-8091. V.I. Audubon Society 16th Annual Plant Sale Set for Saturday, March 1 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoThank Y ou Poster: St. John Rotary Club displayed the thank you poster they received from St. John Christian Academy students for school supplies.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds trees to the custom bamboo cabinets, the unique details at Fish Bay House set this home apart while its price tag will have you booking a visit. The Fish Bay House is a two bedroom, two bathroom home set on a third of an acre in Estate Fish Bay and is for sale for $695,500, explained Holiday Homes sales associate Sandra Mohler. The owner/builder has added many unique tile mosaics to the interior and exterior, which makes this house special, said Mohler. Nestled in the desirable Estate Fish Bay neighborhood, the home is only a few minutes away from the shopping and nightlife of Cruz Bay while the alabaster beaches on the islands famed North Shore are only a short drive. The beautiful hidden gem of Reef Bay beach is even closer, Mohler added. The homes location is great because it is close to the V.I. National Park and the beautiful white sand Reef Bay beach, she said. Even before you enter the house, the lush tropical landscaping will have you dreaming of Caribbean fruit salads. This well-built home is in the quiet neighborhood of Fish Bay and is surrounded by gardens with many varieties of fruit trees, including olive, mango, avocado, pomegranate, banana and more, said Mohler. with the two bedrooms spread over two separate living spaces, offer ing privacy to visitors or potential income from renters, explained the Holiday Homes sales associate. There is a separate apartment downstairs for a caretaker or renter, with lots of room to upgrade to increase that rental income, Mohler said. The standout at the Fish Bay House might just be the stunning kitchen. The lovingly constructed room features custom bamboo cabinets, granite tiled countertops and stainless steel appliances. cozy great room and beyond to a screened-in porch which brings in plenty of light and air, explained Mohler. The custom cabinets in the kitchen are all bamboo, she said. well with an open concept kitchen and living area opening to a screened porch across the front of the house. There are even more surprises as you continue walking upstairs at this Fish Bay house. The roof at this home has multiple solar panels which are net-metered for low electric bills, said Mohler. In addition to the practicality and eco-friendliness of solar panels on the roof, there are creature comforts found up there as well, Mohler added. A screened rooftop gazebo is the perfect place from which to enjoy the views and al fresco dining, she said. All of the windows in the Fish Bay Home feature roll-down shutters making hurricane preparation a snap, Mohler added. Other details at this Estate Fish mahogany doors, aluminum railings and gates and drip irrigation. If you can imagine yourself nibbling on a piece fruit plucked from the tree outside your new concrete home, this home might just be for you, according to the Holiday Homes sales associate. This would be a great place to enjoy the fresh fruit from the garden, while saving money on energy, and have room for friends or family to visit, or a renter, she said. The buyer will enjoy easy living and tasty fruits in this charming home. For more information about this Fish Bay home, call Mohler at (340) 776-6665 or (340) 5145968. St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 13 Fish Bay House Stands Out from the Crowd with Unique Custom Details The inviting entrance to the Fish Bay House is charming. FOR SALE:Beautifully Carved Indonesian Teak Door and Window Shutters3 Windows & 2 Doors Available (Buy separately or as package deal)Call 340-642-5386 to make an appointment to view


14 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Caribbanese 2 Exhibition Entertains Crowd 31, for an evning of art and entertainment at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery, featuring works by the gallery owner and other artists, Casey Giakas, Kaye Thomas, Gail Van de Bogurt and George Hollander, and a moving performance by St. John School of the Arts dancers and singers.


St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 15 Villa owners and managers!Become a member today of the Island Green Living Associations Green Villa Program!* Want a competitive edge in the rental market? Want to lower your energy costs? Want your villa to be featured in popular tourist magazines, newspapers, travel blogs, and more? Want to help establish St. John as an ecotourism destination while preserving the natural beauty of our island? Green up your villa to earn various rewards and incentives. Youll be improving your villas operations while helping to promote St. John as a green island. Learn more at St. John Tradewinds annual Festival was started, but since then, we have seen it steadily take root with visitors and islanders alike looking forward to it. St. John is unique in that respect. Many different events have been sponsored in the past: from Puerto Rican mariachi bands, arts and crafts from Ghana and Kakuta of the Maasai from Kenya, to name just a few, bringing a variety of other cultures to this small island, widening its vista while providing a platform for displaying the special music, arts and crafts of the people of St. John and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Although staffed by enthusiastic volunteers, the consistent sponsorship of the Virgin islands Council on the Arts, the Department of Tourism and the local businesses has been, and still is, crucial to providing a high standard of professional artists and performers. This years program, centered in Franklin Powell Sr. Park, Cruz Bay, kicks-off at noon on Saturday 15th February Childrens Day, with the Love City Pan Dragons, a childrens steel pan band, followed by a childrens Love City Leapers, a childrens jump-rope team. On Sunday at 2 p.m. there will be a Gospel Concert with choirs from local churches, followed by traditional island Quadrille Dancers. Then, on Monday (Presidents Day) the very colorful and talented Caribbean Ritual Dancers, with children Moko Jumbies, performs in the Park followed by Koko and the Sunshine Band playing classic old-time scratch band songs. To keep things lively, on Tuesday afternoon, St. Johns ing in the Park followed by the South American Sambacom bo Band on Wednesday to round off the Park events. All the while, there will be a select exhibition of handmade island crafts in both the Dept. of Tourisms little park and the main park. Market Place, as in past years. On Tuesday evening at 7.30pm at the Gifft Hill School auditorium (upper school building) there will be a special al warming on the Artic Ice Cap. Thats just a brief sample of the program at this point. The full program will be published in a week or so. Enjoy this little jewel of St. John.14th Annual St John Arts Festival To Start Saturday, Feb. 15 St. John Racquet Club Celebrates Martin Luther King DaySt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat St. John tennis players welcomed competitors from Luther King Tennis Fun Day, on Monday, January 20, under the direction of Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, top photo at left.


16 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersResidents Support Annual Friends of VINP GalaSt. John residents came out dressed to the nines on Saturday evening, February 1, for the 10th Annual Friends of V.I. National Park Gala at Presido del Mar, the Peter Bay home of Steven and Pamela Deckoff.


Even in the 1880s, Darwins research led him to believe that there was a type of intelligence in the root tips of plants that allowed them to process sensory information and in that way adapt to their environment. More recent studies have shown that plants also communicate through chemical and electrical signals, and even share and information through widespread under ground webs of fungi. Although most scientists do not conclude from this informa tion that trees are conscious, it does seem that they may actually be intelligent even though they do not have brains. In fact, the lack of a brain may make plants more resilient to the impacts of environmental changes and destructive events. They can lose up to 90 percent of their mass and still survive and grow back. (Plus they can make their own food from sunlight and water.) Rather than viewing plants as insensate, lower life forms, Pollan suggests that their way of adapting to the world could provide a model for our own future, one that is or ganized around systems and technologies that are networked, decentralized, modularand green, able to nourish themselves on light. Its interesting to think about what we could learn from the trees about survival skills especially the trees that are welladapted to island life. In the short term I am still planning to cut back the trees in my way, knowing they can manage okay with a few less branches. Im sure some of them will still be going strong long after I am gone. Gail Karlsson is an environmental lawyer and part-time resident of St. John. Her book The Wild Life in an Island House is available on or from St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 17 Connecting with Natureby Gail KarlssonSt. John Tradewinds With all the rain recently, the trees have been closing in around our house in Fish Bay. We left most of the native trees on the property, and planted Arica palms and bougainvillea in the yard. When they all get bushy they block the path and the view. and get out the clippers. Sometimes I feel a little badly about chopping back the native trees, but most of them dont seem to mind a trim. The invasive trees I wish would disappear, like the false tamarinds, often grow back even more aggressively no matter how much I cut them. I mentioned my tree-trimming work to a friend in the city, and she recommend ed that I read a recent article in the New Yorker Magazine on The Intelligent Plant by Michael Pollan. reporting/2013/12/23/131223fa_fact_pollan. Back in 1973 a book called The Secret Life of Plants had suggested that plants could feel stress when people even thought about harming them. I wondered if she viewed me as a tree mugger. In the article, Pollan reported that the claims about plants having feelings have not been substantiated. However some scientists have documented plant behaviors that look very much like learning, memory, decisionmaking and intelligence as plants respond to a wide variety of information about their environment including available levels of light, water, and nutrients, as well as tem perature and soil conditions. St. John Tradewinds Some scientist believe that plants are intelligent life forms that can communicate and feel stress. Mystery Dome Is Cut Up for Painting, ReassemblySt. John Tradewinds News Photos Shore Road and then he disassembled it into four pieces for painting gold and reassembly on its home island.


18 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 24 NEXT DEADLINE:THURSDAY, FEB. 6th2013-TO-DATE 2014-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsA buzz word in government circles the last decade has been -partnerships, especially private-public partnerships. As usual, it is easier to talk about something than it is to do it. However, one such partnership was pulled off residents. 60 solar panels that had been shipped here for another project and not needed. It was decided that it would not be worth the trouble of shipping them back so the We Grow Food Inc. last year built a new market shelter for the Bordeaux Farmers market and began to expand use of the market place. Along with the expanded use, came more electrical use and a higher Water and Power Authority bill. In the Department of Agricultures effort to help the farmers, Commissioner Louis Petersen learned problem. Who could install the panels? This is when James Shaw entered the picture. In his company Solential West Indies, he learned about riculture had; he volunteered to resolve the problem free of charge. It was not just a matter of having a couple of guys go on the roof, put in racks, and install the panels. Transportation was called for, other equipment was needed. A big item the inverter was needed and through Shaw; Chint Power agreed to donate it to the project. Shaw also had to call on other professionals for help. Florida Welding, James Adams Electrical donated freely. All this team work had a special feel. The farmers at Bordeaux chipped in whenever they could with ladders or labor. The dedicating of solar and other alternative power installation are no longer a big deal in the Virgin Islands. However the dedication of this installation on Jan. 18 at the Bordeaux Farmers Rastafarian Agricultural and Cultural Food Fair was special. There was handshaking, pats on the backs, hugs and applause. The installation was completed with no cost to taxpayers. If, We Grow Food had to install the system, it would have cost over $20,000. The sixty, 75-watt panels should provide a savings of $285 a month to the famers. The kicker is, not only was this a community partnership, but it was a partnership that had at its core sustainability, alternative energy, and food production. Shaw said a lot in the few words he said at the dedication. We decided to give to the farmers today. The farmers give to us everyday. Don Buchanan Virgin Islands Farmers Cultivating the SunRecently, a friend of mine asked Why do people litter? I believe that one of the reasons is that some folks have given up on life. This could be due to broken dreams, unresolved issues and loneliness. Setbacks in life are meant to test your resolve and strengthen your determination. However, in many cases, it breaks down the per son to the point where they stop caring about them selves, others and the environment. Their existence is thing to dull the pain and get them through the day. Unfortunately, these actions lead to more despair, confusion and bitterness. When there are similar, likeminded people in an area, you will see signs of decay abandoned items in the yard, overgrown foliage, unpainted and vandalized structures which creates an unsafe neighborhood. So, the question is How can we infuse hope into people? The reality is, for some it is too late. Years of abuse and neglect have reduced their selfesteem to zero. Not even the warmth of new friendships and dreams can penetrate their coldness. For others, though, you and I may come along at the right time to assist them in turning their lives around. Were at a critical time in our islands history when the government, businesses, families and individuals need hope. Mounting problems are threaten ing to erode the last remaining hope that we have in store. In the Bible, Moses was not allowed to enter the promised land, however God took him up the mountain and let him see the future. We have a choice, either to climb to the mountain top or remain in the valley. There are people on the island who have hope, vision, energy and resources to turn this mess around. positive force and reintroduce hope to the people. Our future depends on it. Y our hand in mine, Emmanuel PrinceLosing Hope Guest Opinion


St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 19 For the past several years I have followed, with considerable interest, the efforts of Mr. Shelley Moor head and the African-Caribbean Reparations Alliance. Working on behalf of others, even if they fail to see nized as a self-less act, and certainly one deserving of support from all those that can appreciate the struggle that always attends the search for justice. The agenda of this organization is quite clearly not a unique one, but has that universal overtone that has so often resounded throughout history among many people and in many places. Humanity consists of one species and one race, the human race, but as it is far more common to consider the differences among ethnic groups, cultures and societies, the underlying commonality is either ignored, or worse, denied. Our (humanitys) history, whether the focus is on the political, economic or religious associations between groups, has regrettably been recorded as a timeline of wars separated by inthat ended with the imposition of punitive measures by the victor(s) rather than the establishment of a mutually determined sense of justice ultimately never as a catalyst to reignite the strife at a later date. In this oft repeated sequence, the search for personal gain has been the hallmark on which many an elaborate myth about ideals or righteousness has been overlaid to mask the truth. Perhaps the question troubling some is: how can restitution or reparations at this hour bring closure and justice to crimes committed long ago? The crimes of slavery, dispossession, rape, murder, discrimination in any of its myriad forms, and perhaps most egregious after such acts have occurred, the lack of legal representation or a judicial forum willing to hear the victims charges, are all recurring events that challenge the theory that mankind has, over the past several millennia, made great and continuous strides in the search for justice. Strictly by the numbers, if the statistics available on Wikipedia are reviewed on the subject of genocide, there are far more victims in recent rather than ancient history. Patterns of behavior, whether morally good or bad, sanctioned or not, by the color of law, are in the calcu lus of personal decision making strongly affected by the formula from which the outcome of past actions determine their true risk versus reward. To suggest that somehow statutes of limitations or simply the structured to not only represent and protect society, but to guarantee the effectiveness of the Courts, be they national or international. There are events reported on a daily basis that appear to indicate that univer sal standards of justice are a secondary consideration when countries the world over consider their trade relationships as a greater priority over the much ballyhooed subject of international human rights, which vary somewhat from country to country, are subject to ongoing revisions and lack the clarity of international humanitarian law, applicable during periods of war or To change this recurring course of history requires the setting of legal precedents that turn as yet profitable crimes against humanity, evidenced as yet in many parts of the world where minorities struggle to maintain their legal status and safety, into prohibitive ly expensive violations that cannot be evaded, even with the passage of time. Not to support such mea sures will instead provide the necessary assurances that history will be a story that will continue to be replayed over and over again. From one Jewish website I copied a list of 109 events and locations from which Jews were expelled from AD 250 to 1948. After the end of World War II, over 15 million people of Germanic ancestry, some of whom had resided in Poland, Czechoslova kia, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Romania for hundreds of years were expelled, and in that process about 3 million died or were murdered. On April 4, 2004, in accordance to a history column in one of our local newspapers, Slovenes overwhelmingly voted against restoring rights of more than 18,000 mostly Bosnians, Croats and Serbs who effectively lost their right to permanent residency thereby. Over this past year the taking of citizenship and property rights from thousands of individuals whose parents had emigrated from Haiti. The expropriation of Palestinian lands that began in 1948 continues to this day in Israel, and millions have become permanent refugees throughout the Middle East and elsewhere. This is a random sampling, and any effort to compile a complete list would Memorial ServiceA ceremony celebrating the life of longtime St. John resident Guy Walsh will be on Monday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at Miss Lucys Restaurant in Coral Bay.Service Celebrating Life of Guy Walsh Set for February 3Continued on Page 23In Search of My Hammer Guest Opinion


20 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885. Monday, February 3 Senator Donald Cole will host an education meeting on the future plans of Guy H. Benjamin Elementary and Julius E. Sprauve Schools on Monday, February 3, at 3 p.m. at the Legisla tive Annex in Cruz Bay. T uesday, February 4 can-ing of White Boy on Tuesday, February 4, at St John School of the Arts, at 7:30 p.m. Jeff Rodriguez, cinematographer and supT uesday, February 11 The St. John Historical Society membership meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church, where SJHS member Eleanor Gibney will share a slideshow featuring images from an album of more than 70 rare early 20th century photographs. The pictures document a trip to the islands from Europe on the Danish steamship SS St. Croix, as well as a lengthy stay on all three islands. Saturday, Februray 15 Join the St. John Historical Society on Saturday, February 15, from 9 a.m. to noon as the Society completes its annual clear ing of the Annaberg Country School grounds. Saturday, March 1 If your looking for a great variety of plants and tress at reasonable prices come see us at the The Marketplace (2nd level parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. Once again the VI Audubon Society will offer a wide variety of plants and trees; most obtained from various VIAS members and from local growers/landscapers who generously donate plants for the groups annual fundraiser. Saturday, March 8 The 28th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be on Satur day, March 8, at Caneel Bay Resort. 776-1735 for more details. Saturday, March 15 for Life event in the territory at The Emmaus Moravian Church ceeds will be used for cancer advocacy, prevention and education throughout the district. For more information, call 775-5737. monitoring cellphone conversations between Hill and Tapia and others involved in a drug conspiracy under federal investigation. retired from government employment May 17, 2013. Hill was arrested one week after Tapia, on May 24, 2013. and charged with supplying Tapia with cocaine. Hill subsequently was released on bond. Hill retired from his VIPD position before plead ing guilty and was eligible for his pension, VIPD The Division of Personnel informs the VIPD of an the Division of Personnel, she added.Boyd-Richards Pursues Lawsuit Against New Gas StationAngelo Hill To Be Sentenced for Cocaine Trafcking her family property in the neighborhood known as Power Boyd located behind and above the towering excavation done for the station and its above-ground storage tanks. Judge Validates Claim in Recusal The legal action, Monica Boyd-Richard vs. No. 481-1 Chocolate Hole Realty LLC. and Nadal SaLem Race Track Gas is now awaiting reassignment to another judge. Judge Mackay, however, did provide Atty. Richards with some additional legal validation of her claim of ownership of the parcel involved in her legal action against the development which abuts her family property. the undersigned hereby RECUSES herself from the matter to avoid the appearance of impropriety as while in private practice she probated the Estates of Edward Power Boyd and Sara Boyd from which remainder Parcel No. 1 (a/k/a Parcel No. 1-W) Estate Bethany, St. John, Virgin Islands, was distributed to Monica Boyd Richards and others , Judge McKay wrote in her recusal order. the aforesaid parcel appears to be the precise parcel that Monica Boyd-Richards asserts is being damaged by the Defendants, Judge Mackay wrote in the order recusing herself from the Action for a Temporary Restraining Order, Injunctive Relief, Declara tory Judgment and Damages, Reversion Trespass and Damages, Civil No. ST-13-INJ-0000001. Therefore, (the undersigned) returns same to the Clerk of the Court for re-assignment, Judge Mackay wrote in her November 22, 2013, Order. The case has yet to be reassigned to another judge Boyd-Richards, who says she has turned down settlement offers from the developer as their dispute has smoldered during the lengthy excavation and construction project, is not waiting quietly for the legal system to take its course. I dont want his money, said Boyd-Richards. This is our family land. Im not selling, she continued. Im keeping the property in the family. Continued from Page 3 Continued from Page 4 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Monica Boyd-Richards is suing an adjacent land owner in Estate Power Boyd. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263


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St. John Aministrator Smith, at right, explained the Delegate.St. John Tradewinds News Photo St. John Tradewinds Recent continuous seismic activity in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands has kindled public awareness towards earthquake preparedness. Therefore, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents to become Earthquake Prepared by seeking preparedness information and implementing a few safety measures. All this seismic activity, especially the recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake felt throughout the islands, reminds us how vulner able we are to the devastation and destruction an earthquake can cause, said FEMAs Caribbean Area Division Director Alejandro De La Campa. These events convey an important message: we have to be ready for all hazards, including earthquakes, which can occur at any moment. Earthquakes happen without warning and once they do, its too late to prepare for them. Taking simple steps, such as reviewing earthquake safety tips and updating your home emer gency plan can be life-saving, he added. Studies show that most earthquake-related injuries result from falling objects as a result of the ground shaking, or people trying to move more than a few feet dur ing the shaking. Individuals can prevent injuries and protect their property by taking the following steps: Preparedness Items Create a personal or family plan and practice it. Identify things that you will need for 72 hours or more. Basic Disaster Supplies Kit recommended items: Three-day supply of nonperishable food Three-day supply of water one gallon of water per person, per day Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries Flashlight and extra batteries First aid kit and manual Sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper) Matches and waterproof container Whistle Extra clothing Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, including a can opener Photocopies of credit and Cash and coins Special needs items, such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solutions, and hearing aid batteries Items for infants, such as formula, diapers, bottles, and Copies of important documents such as insurance policies, deeds and property records Other Necessary Items Bolt bookcases, china cabi nets, and other tall furniture to wall studs. Brace or anchor high or top-heavy objects. During an earthquake, these things can fall over, causing damage or injury. Secure items that might fall, such as televisions and computers. Falling items can be a major cause of damage or injury in a quake; install strong latches or bolts on cabinet doors to prevent the contents Store weed killers, pesticides, in closed cabinets with latches, on bottom shelves. Hang heavy items, such as pictures and mirrors, away from beds, couches and anywhere people sit. Earthquakes frequently knock things off walls, causing damage or injury. Strap the water heater to wall studs. The water heater may be your best source of drinkable water following an earthquake. Protect it from damage and leaks. Bolt down any gas appliances. After an earthquake, broken gas ards. avoid gas or water leaks. Flexible Repair any deep cracks in ceil ings or foundations. Get expert advice if there are signs of structural defects. Earthquakes can turn cracks into ruptures and make small problems bigger. Check to see if your house is bolted to its foundation. Homes bolted to their foundations are Are Y ou Earthquake Prepared? Dont Be Caught Off Guardless likely to be severely damaged during an earthquake. Homes that are not bolted have been known to slide off their foundations, and many have been destroyed because they were uninhabitable. Consider having your building evaluated by a professional structural design engineer who can give you advice on how to reduce potential damage. Ask for strengthening tips for porches, front and back decks, sliding glass doors, canopies, carports and garage doors. Consider buying earthquake insurance. Ask your insurance agent about adding earthquake coverage to your current policy. When an earthquake hits, what to do if youre indoors: Drop to the ground and take cover by getting under a sturdy desk, table or other piece of furniture. If there is none around to get under, get down near an interior wall and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands; and Hold on to the furniture or to your head and neck until the shaking stops. Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall. Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a In that case, move to the nearest safe place. Stay inside until shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave. Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler sysFor more information on earthquake safety, visit www.fema. gov/hazard/earthquake/ and www.


chase his abutting lots are stalled, he said. The 12 units of Harmony Studios, in six buildings on two half-acre lots in the middle of the park, are not listed for sale, Selengut explained. Selengut acknowledged his representative has been negotiating with a representative of the purchasers of Maho Bay for the sale of Harmony, but that they are far apart on price. The guy wants its as a private retreat for his family, Selengut said of the former Maho Camps property adjacent to Harmony. The right of way for Harmony runs right through the (Maho Bay) property. Were about $400,000 apart, Selengut acknowledged. Theyve made an offer were not enor mously pleased about. In the fairly near future I probably will put it up for sale. Its a wonderful opportunity, said Selengut of the Harmony property. You are entitled to have two dwellings on each lot. Someone could redesign them, said Selengut of the Har mony building, who acknowledged re-purposing the buildings investment. Maho was their umbilical cord, Selengut acknowledged. Reopening the buildings would require at least a septic system for the lower units and new electrical power service, he added. They have cisterns; one above and one below, he said. While the 12 units of Harmony studios could require a couple of hundred thousand dollars in repairs, refurbishment and infrastructure, Selengut said the land itself is worth the investment. Two vacant lots just above the Harmony property are up for sale, each for a price tag comparable to what Selengut is asking for Har mony.. The top one is $1.2 million, Selengut said of the neighboring properties listed for sale. Im asking $2 million for 12-units on two, one-half acre lots. I started out at $2.5 million. Undisclosed Purchaser Selengut acknowledged his representative has been negotiating with a representative of the purchasers of Maho Bay for the sale of Harmony, but that they are far apart on price. While Selengut said he was not privy to the identity of the buyer of the former Maho Bay Camps property, he said he had heard it was a principal of a major U.S. medical technological company.Negotiations To Sell Harmony to Maho Camps Buyer Stalled22 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 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 Divine Worship 10 a.m., except second Sundays start at 9 a.m., 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 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 Freshwater Church Sunday Service 10 a.m; Monday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Thursday Womens Bible Study 9 a.m. Saturday Mens Bible Study 10 a.m. Follow us on Facebook for Locations or call (340) 514-6578 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 Catholic Church The schedule is as follows: Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. Fridays at 7 p.m. Call 776-6339 for more information. 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 Church Service, 9 a.m. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Church DirectoryContinued from Page 2St. John Tradewinds News Photo The platform tent eco-cottages of Maho Bay Camp have been stripped of their canvas leaving the frames exposed to the tropical elements with unobstructed, panoramic views.


St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 23 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers empowers you, the law abiding citizens, to make your neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. If you know something, say something as law enforcement needs to know what you know. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to identify and arrest the criminals involved in the following crimes. St. John: On January 19th at about 10:00 a.m., in his apartment in Chocolate Hole. The victim, 41-year-old James Jim Malfetti, had fatal injuries in his neck area. Help police solve this homicide by telling us what you know. St. Thomas: On Thursday, January 23rd, Raheem Tasharn Creque escaped from the St. Thomas VI Bureau of Corrections at the Alexander Far relly Justice complex. He had been arrested for sex crimes involving minors. Mr. Creque has been known to frequent the Hospital Ground and Savan areas. A picture of him can be viewed on our website under the Crime of the Week tab. Lets continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Your tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsSunday, January 26 6:30 p.m. A minor present at Jurgen Command to report that her mother placed all her belongings outside of the residence and told her (minor) not to come back. Requested police assistance in getting back inside of the residence. Police Assistance. 7:02 p.m. citizen called to report a disturbance involving a machete at Enighed. Third Degree Assault. Monday, January 27 3:55 a.m. Man requested police assistance to travel to Myrah Keating Smith Clinic so he can get his medications. Police assistance. 10:33 a.m. Woman of Estate Chocolate Hole present reporting that she believed someone was walking around on their property, opening the gate of the property and rattling the door knob. Suspicious Activity. 12:26 p.m. Woman of Estate Johns Folly present reporting that a woman is talking bad about her and telling people she slashed her tires. Police Assistance. 6:25 p.m. Junior F. Bridgewater is present under arrest and charged with assaulting a male with a machete. Assault Third. 8:13 p.m. Woman of Estate Carolina called to report a male walking around her area. Police Assistance. T uesday, January 28 3:40 a.m. Resident present and reporting that he was assaulted by a male in the area of Tamarind Court. Simple Assault. 12:07 p.m. Woman reporting a parking situation in the area of Hansen Bay. Police Assistance. 7:25 p.m. Man present reporting that he found a dime bag with an unknown substance inside behind the bed of his truck. Recovered Drugs. 8:22 p.m. Estate Pastory man reporting an auto collision, hit and run at Caneel Bay parking lot. Auto Accident; Hit and Run. 8:39 p.m. Citizen reporting a disturbance in the area of Tamarind Court. 10:14 p.m. Woman of Hansen Bay called to request police assistance with her neighbors and their dog barking. Police Assistance. 11:09 p.m, Man of Carlsberg, St. John, called to report a vehicle struck him while he was walking in the area of Gifft Hill. W ednesday, January 29 4:42 a.m. Man of Contant called to report suspicious activ ity at his residence; believed that someone was breaking into his residence. Suspicious Activity. 2:09 p.m. Woman of Hansen Bay called to report distur bance with her neighbors. Disturbance of the Peace. 3:32 p.m. Woman present reporting being involved in an auto accident on North Shore Road on January 28. Auto Collision. 8:13 p.m. ADT called to report an activated alarm at Love City Mini Mart. Activated Alarm. reporting an auto collision with PD-481 in the area of the roundabout in Cruz Bay. Auto Colli sion. Thursday, January 30 2:18 p.m. Man present reporting that he was slapped by a female, area of Westin Resort. Simple Assault. 5:45 p.m. Woman present reporting that a man came to her job creating a disturbance. Disturbance of the Peace. LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333The Center for Medicare/Med icaid Services, a federal oversight agency, would have to grant the designation. An analysis of operations, services provided and patients receiving services is expect ed to take place when consultants visit the week of February 2. Clifton Larsen Allen LLC is dit, accounting, tax, consulting, outsourcing, and wealth advisory to privately held companies, nontions. Bernard Wheatley said he also expects a visit next week from representatives of a health care specialty The medical center is engaging Medical Data System and seeking help from and advisory board formed with the companys help. While in the territory MDS executives will look at ways to improve payment from uninsured patients and those who have insur ance but have to pay for services not covered by their insurance plans. The advisory board is also expected to examine transactions with insurance carriers and better ways to address instances where procedures are denied for reimbursement. Wheatley said he expects the visit, will lay the groundwork for the MDS advisory board and CliftonLarsenAllen to help us through. Schneider Regional manage ment and governing board are seeking ways to make up for an anticipated $11 million dollar shortfall in Fiscal Year 2014. Anticipated shortfalls are expected to impact all aspects of SRMC, including Schneider Hospital, MKS Clinic and the Char lotte Kimmelman Cancer Center. Vitello said if consultants can document their efforts to improve revenue capture, they may be able to make a better case for higher reimbursement rates from CMS. Vitello, who took on the ducial analyses could result in up to $10 million in additional revenue for the medical center.Medical Center Finance Chief Takes New Look at MKSCHCContinued from Page 6 Efforts to restore bank accounts, art work, and the restitu tion of property claims to Jewish Holocaust survivors or their heirs is laudable and worthy of support by all who consider themselves humanitarians, but it is not enough. Justice must be for all if it is to exist at all. There are many groups deserving of our support, and as a local initiative, the African-Carib bean Reparation Alliance should certainly be considered among them. Its professed purposes are worthy of our encouragement and the weight of favorable public opinion can only serve to leverage the effectiveness of their previous efforts. The dialogue now under way with Denmark should perhaps be considered as a beginning in a process that uncovers the involve ment and potentially shared responsibility of the various African nations in the determination of guilt and liability. In closing, and in remembrance of Pete Seeger who died the other day, I have decided to include the he and Lee Hays wrote: If I had a hammer. If I had a hammer, Id hammer in the morning, Id hammer in the evening, All over this land, Id hammer out danger, Id hammer out a warning, Id hammer out love between My brothers and my sisters, All over this land Its the hammer of justice, Its the bell of freedom, Its a song about love between My brothers and my sisters, All over this land Hugo RollerOp-Ed: In Search of My HammerContinued from Page 19


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For Sale St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 25 FOR RENT: One ($1150) and two ($1600) bedroom apartments across the street from the Westin Resort. Unfurnished except for washer/dryer, stove and refrigerator. Apply at St. John Properties. 693-8485. Commercial Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEPrime street level retail location, first month FREE with one year lease For more information: or AndyNick at (340) 771-3737 / Andy at (340) 690-1260 For Rent Real Estate APTS FOR SALE: Two apartments in compound located in Cruz Bay Valley. 340-776-3455 SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Two bedroom house, one bath, large deck, washer, Coral Bay $1800 Two bedroom, two bath, for rent. A/C, fans, tile throughout, front door parking, microwave/gas cooking, fridge, W/D, 30 mile views, very quiet, pets. $1,500/mo. Annual lease. 561-602-9484 For Sale: Tradewinds BuildingThree Story Masonry Building on South Shore Road 100 feet frontage on South Shore Road .411 acres total 75-year land lease Email: EXPERIENCED MAINTENANCE PERSON needed for busy real estate company. Some after-hours work. Car essential, references required. Email resume to or call St. John Properties, 304-693-8485 for interview. STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS, AUTOS FROM $35 MONTH 643-3283 PASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 Starting at $85/mo. One mile from Cruz Bay. 340-776-1330 BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?CALL: 340-776-6496 EMAIL: advertising@tradewinds.viGET RESULTS!Credit Cards Accepted Tutor Available TUTOR AVAILABLE: Veteran teacher available for enrichment or remedial tutoring for children 5 to 14 years old. Very experienced in individual learning styles and furthering motivation. 617-688-3818 READING SPECIALIST AND TUTOR WITH 10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. Available for short term projects or long term tutoring in reading, writing, homework help. Also experienced in reading level assessment and creating education plans. Extremely patient. Ages K-12, adult learners, ESL and GED prep. Danette Plagge 690-8301 or EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILA BLE RETAIL, OFFICE OR STORAGE340-776-6455 Commercial/Ofce COMMERCIAL/ RETAIL SPACE available for rent, located on Centerline Road, Bordeaux Mountain, starting @ $2,125/mo. Call 1.480.626.7571 for further information. Employment Storage Rooms for Rent: Cruz Bay, convenient location, near businesses, safe area, furnished, clean, great for professional. 340-2278377. CYPRESS COFFEE TABLE ON NAGUCHI STYLE BLACK WALNUT BASE Can be seen at Donald Schnell Studio with other one of a kind pieces 252-259-7695 For Sale: 4 BR USVI St. John Short Term Rental Mimosa Poolside Villa Overlooking Coral Bay. Call 508-939-1414


26 St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 O: 340-776-6666 F: 340-693-8499 | www.Seaglassproperties.comCoral Rays | $1,800,000 4 bedroom | 4 bathroom 3,700 sqft Villa Capri | $1,190,000 3 bedroom | 3.5 bathroom 2,584 sqft 5 bedroom | 4 bathroom 2,122 sqft 5 bedroom | 4.5 bathroom 10,300 sqft A SEA GLASS COMP ANY 3 bedroom | 3.5 bathroom 2,575 sqft 1 bedroom | 1 bathroom 1,180 sqft 3 bedroom | 3.5 bathroom 4 bedroom | 3 bathroom 2,040 sqft Colibri | $3,795,000 3 bedroom | 4 bathroom 5,420 sqft 4 bedroom | 3 bathroom 2,183 sqftServing St. John for over 40 years A SEA GLASS COMP ANY Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w c a r i b b e a n v i l l a c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O Exceptional St. John Villa Offered Through Debbie Hayes E XCLU SIVE REAL EST A TE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEBBIE HAYES, GRILICENSED U.S VIRGIN IS L ANDS REA L ESTATE BROKER/ OWNER Ofce: 340 714 5808Cell: 340 642 5995DH@DH. I C B r Br V I f r nf t t r Eb V R. O .M DebbieHayes-TW CasaBueno 11.26.2012.indd 1 11/30/12 2:37 PM $1.550M


St. John Tradewinds, February 3-9, 2014 27 COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SE R VI C ESST JO HNS OLD EST R EAL ESTATE F I R M SE R VI N G ST. JO HN F O R 54 YEA R S! TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM INNSTEAD IS AN INCOME PRODUCER! Charming private retreat in a quiet neighborhood convenient to Cruz Bay features exible oor plan (1X1 + STUDIO; or 2X2) for rental & INCRED IBLE water views! Island stonework, a/c & large covered deck w/ roll up hurricane shut ters. Great value all masonry! GIFFT HILL View, quiet area & con venience! Two unit home-Live in one, rent the other! Main level features 2 bdrms, bth & a generous great room w/ sliders to Pills bury Sound view deck. Lower level studio apartment with porch. Lush, level property with easy parking. FISH BAY 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE! Huge panoramic views and a quiet, private, breezy location that bor ders Nature Conser vancy property make this home a must see! VERY MOTIVATED SELLER! SABA COTTAGE offers an open oor plan & valley views of historic sugar mill. Room to expand this small but well constructed home. Two parcels-keep one and sell the other. MERMAID FALLS -prime Peter Bay location & spectacular 5 bdrm/5.5 bths villa. Views to St. Thomas, Natl Park beaches & BVI. Custom-designed & built, it features a lagoon-shaped pool, mahogany doors/windows, ac, private verandas, waterfall & spa, & lovely grounds. WATERFRONT ON THE EDGE Breathtaking views of 8 islands, perfect private location, minutes from Cruz Bay w/ 500+ ft. of shoreline. Gated estate on nearly 2 ac. designed for island living & entertaining, heated pool, romantic master suite, 2 add. BR suites & extensive common areas, plus solar array. CINNAMON STONES The ideal Caribbean classic 4 bedroom villa in Estate Catherine berg! Elegant style, extraordinary views, lush landscaping and a pool deck for idyllic relaxing make this a villa for the perfect vacation or lifestyle. GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW great location for development, walk to beach and town! Masonry 2x2 home on .58 ac. Com bination of R-4 & W-1 zoning allows for condos or commercial uses. CASA MARE, an exciting new contemporary home! Finished to exacting detail, modern style w/ top end custom kitchen nishes and exotic furnishings. Soaring glass window walls face St. Thomas views and overlook dramatic pool & viewing decks. MARIA BREEZE one of the original estate homes in Great Cruz Bay perched hillside with a 230 view. This masonry 5 bdrm villa with gener ous wrap-around decks has plenty of room for a family to spread out and enjoy the breezes! VILLA DIVERTIMENTO Newer 2 bdrm/2.5 bth home w/ eastern views and breezes. All masonry, welldesigned w/ pool cabana & twin-bed sleeping loft. 30ft pool & spacious deck and swimming. Island stone work, outdoor showers. Solar panels with net metering! WINDCHIME is a 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 oversized pool facing the terric view. WHALE WATCH 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. SAGO COTTAGE adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonderful down is land views and great rental his tory. VILLA MIMOSA IS A BEST BUY! 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. BORDERS NATIONAL PARK! EXCEPTIONAL CARIBBEAN CRAFTSMANSHIP masonry home w/ FLEXIBLE FLOORPLAN is a must see! Private, end of road FLAT lot with additional cottage. Com pleted in 2010 by Owner/builder/ furniture maker from Santa Fe. The Company that gives back to St. John OWN A MONTH IN A LUXURY HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $42,000 $975,000 MLS 13-207$1,125,000 MLS 13-204 $1,300,000 MLS 14-56 $475,000 MLS 13-267 $1,795,000 MLS 13-417 $215,000 MLS 13-199$2,999,000 MLS 11-59$695,000 MLS 13-459 $7,500,000 MLS 11-385 VIDEO $3,650,000 MLS 14-51 PRICE REDUCED! NEW LISTING $650,000 MLS 12-176 NEW LISTING $499,000 MLS 13-347 BEACHFRONT GRANDE BAY RE SORT Has great views! Beautifully furnished & easy access to shop/res taurants. Large pool & deck area, tness & reception center, indoor parking & elevator service. GRANDFATHERED HOA FEESTwo 3 BR/2 BA from $1,139,000 and 1 BR/1 BA $745,000 $4,599,000 MLS 13-538 $1,295,000 MLS 13-516 $629,000 MLS 13-472 PRICE REDUCED VIDEO $2,990,000 MLS 13-481 VIDEO SEARCH ENTIRE ST. JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! CAROLINA from $ 55,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 144,000 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 175,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 199,000VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 206,000CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 229,000 LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000CONCORDIA from $ 295,000UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000SABA BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 999,000 PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,500,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 500/weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 42,000 HH-TW 2.3.2014 C.indd 1 1/30/14 2:42 PM St. John Tradewinds Broadway actor Michael Shawn Lewis, far left, works with Gifft Hill performances on February 14 and 15.New York City, said Lee, who has exten sive Broadway experience from his child hood, when he appeared in the original production of The King and I and in West Side Story, to his adulthood, when he started his own wholesale theater ticket company. My mind wandered back to the warmth of St. John, and I wondered what we could possibly do to make things better and healthier at the School of the Arts. I came up with the idea of asking Broadway actors to come down and work with the students, and its been a successful partnership since then. This years show is sure to be better than ever, with the Hooray for Hollywood theme extending to the audience. We want to create an Oscar night-style event for our guests, said Wild. Were asking everyone to dress up in their designer wear, either to look like a notable Hollywood star, or like the star that you are. Well have a red carpet, and St. John Tradewinds Jaime Elliott will be the red carpet reporter, asking incoming guests who theyre wearing. The fourth graders, who started work on their performances last week, are already feeling the excitement of the show. Its really fun doing all the dances and the music lessons, said Gifft Hill School fourth grader Noah Gessner. I love the dancing because we get to move a lot, said GHS fourth grader Safa Monsanto. Although the actors spend hours each weekday working with students at schools across the island, their enthusiasm for the fundraiser show is unwavering. Back in New York, weve got work to do and we need to make a living, but this reminds us why we do what we do, said Tartaglia. Were getting to affect their level themselves and the way they look at their futures. Ive had a wonderful career on Broadway, but seeing these children as they go through this process makes me realize this has nothing to do with me, said Drake. Art is eternal; you really do pass it on. Broadway Comes to St. John will debut with a friends and family night on February 14, when the suggested donation is $20 per person. The premiere show is set for February 15 at the Westin. Tickets are $200 and include a champagne reception and dinner after the show. For more information, visit Broadway and Hollywood To Join Forces at SJSA Show and FundraiserContinued from Page 7


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