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The World—The ship you were not meant to see.Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, a 43.5 ton white ship was spied anchored just beyond Cruz Bay. A call was placed to V.I. Tourism. “Good morning, I’m calling from the St. John Tradwinds newspaper and would like to speak to someone about the cruise ship outside of Cruz Bay.” A transfer, another...
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St. John Historical Society members tour the ruins at Estate Rustenberg and Adventure on Monday, Dec. 19. At right is the horse mill with storage vault underneath.The St. John Historical Society was transported back in time on Monday morning, Dec. 19, as it toured the ruins at Estate Rustenberg and Adventure. Led by local historian Chuck Pishko, the group...
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A memorial cross and flowers adorn the site where Javon Alfred was struck and killed by a delivery truck a year ago.More than 50 people gathered in Estate Enighed for a touching memorial service on Thursday evening, Dec. 22, for Javon Jade “JJ” Alfred. Family members and friends remembered the 7-year-old, who was tragically hit and killed by a...
Pond Bay Club’s permit is expired, according to Jamal Nielsen, Department of Planning and Natural Resources spokesperson. However, Bob Emmett, the managing director of First American Development Group/Carib, which is developing the luxury condos, said the permit is still valid and that environmental work is being done at the site. The Pond Bay Club, which will consist of...
Bay Isle Associates has withdrawn its request to rezone a 0.28-acre parcel on the Grande Bay site from W-1 to R-4, after Gov. Charles W. Turnbull vetoed its approval by the V.I. Senate on Nov. 10. The chief researcher at Sen. Roosevelt David’s office confirmed the withdrawal on Monday, Dec. 19. David Band of Bay Isle Associates, however,...
St. John experienced record-setting real estate volume sales in 2005, and this trend is likely to continue. As of Dec. 19, the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported 160 real estate transactions, with a total of $140,935,520 of property sold. Last year, there were 177 real estate transactions for a total of $115,177,550. Despite a drop in transactions,...
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The seven symbols—a mat, crops, unity cup, candle holder, seven candles, corn and gifts—arranged on an African cloth.Many people are familiar with the holidays that are celebrated at this time of year, such as Christmas and Hanukkah, but for some, Kwanzaa is virtually unknown. Kwanzaa, celebrated annually from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, is a relatively new holiday when...
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In response to residents’ concerns at a November town meeting, DPNR Commissioner Dean Plaskett agreed to review the parking situation at the Dockside building and make a decision on whether or not to revoke its certificate of occupancy by Friday, Dec. 2. A decision was made on Tuesday, Dec. 13, that the building will keep its certificate of occupany...
Robert Ferguson pleaded not guilty on Thursday, Dec. 15, to five felonies connected to the Oct. 29 bludgeoning murder of David Geiger and the brutal beating of his teenaged son, Nathan. The suspect, the third man involved in the case to plead not guilty, also requested a trial by jury. On Monday, Dec. 12, members of the V.I. Police...
Despite claims by one of their attorneys that attempted-murder suspects Robert Ferguson and Nester Colaire were out of the territory because they were enrolled in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Miami Job Corps Center, officials at the center have no records of the two men being registered. “They had made reservations to go to the Miami Job Corps...
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