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Rev. George Starling, Senator Julius Sprauve, Frank Stick, Laurance Rockefeller and Henry Beebe at Caneel Bay Plantation in 1956.For many St. John residents, the establishment of the V.I. National Park (VINP) brings to mind only one name—Laurance Rockefeller. In a Tuesday evening, Feb. 14 presentation to the St. John Historical Society, society board member Bruce Schoonover presented information...
Dear VIPD Commissioner Lewis, I have been reading your column, St. John Watch, in St. John Tradewinds since its start about a month ago. I have been a resident of St. John for almost a decade and have faced much harrassment over the the past fews years and in recent months by an individual on island. My attorney has...
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Cuba native LuzMey Cordero Lopez-Chavez enjoys her job as a dental assistant at St. John Dental.Cubans immigrate to the U.S. by the thousands each year, but there are some positive aspects to life in Cuba, according to St. John resident and Cuban native LuzMey Cordero Lopez-Chavez. Lopez-Chavez, a dental assistant at St. John Dental, has lived on St....
Stories of illegal immigrants who are arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands regularly appear in the media. But what happens to these immigrants once they are apprehended on U.S. soil? Several different avenues can be taken, depending on which country the person is from and whether they have a prior criminal record. Once captured, Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
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For more than 30 years, Patrice Harley has been awakening children to the joys of learning, with a teaching style that goes beyond mere words. Harley, who earned her undergraduate degree at Ball State in Indiana, began her teaching career in 1975. Her first position was at her alma mater, the Nisky Elementary School on St. Thomas. Life-Long...
The St. John Capital Improvement Fund, which was established to fund capital and infrastructure improvements to the island, receives about $1.5 million in revenues each year, and over the past four fiscal years the government has allocated about $10.5 million, according to a long-requested report. After more than four months, the V.I. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)...
One of the last native St. Johnian-owned parcels of land on the north shore is available for lease as a possible mini-eco-resort—but it is definitely not for sale. The one-acre parcel, located at 17-1 Peter Bay, is available for lease at $7 per square foot per year and is listed by Lee Seward of Farchette and Hanley, a...
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A tea pot, above, was damaged by a V.I. police officer with a baseball bat during the arrest of Demetrius Blackwood, according to James.Former St. John resident Patricia James is crying police brutality in the recent arrest of her 18-year-old brother, Estate Adrian resident Demetrius Blackwood, for first-degree aggravated rape. Blackwood was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 9, at...
The two suspects arrested for the arson of an Estate Grunwald home in an attempt to cover up the murder of David Geiger and attempted murder of his teenage son have been released to the custody of their parents, one without bail. Geiger, a local sailor and builder who lived in Estate Grunwald, was bludgeoned to death during...
St. John Tradewinds I wish to commend all of the volunteers that have been cleaning the roadsides on St. John. I understand that the Rotary Club of St. John and a group from 8 Tuff Miles have been working for some time trying to clear our roads of the debris that is so callously deposited along the side of...
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