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This article mentions John Foster Real Estate:
"The latest Brokers to join this elite network are Scott Andersen of Preferred Properties in Napa Valley, CA, Kermit Brown of Churchill Brown in Oklahoma City, OK, Brent Waldron of Coats Reed Waldron in Aspen, CO, Peter Briggs and Nick Bailey of John Foster, in the US Virgin Islands, Harvey and Elise Kalles of Harvey Kalles in the greater Toronto, Ontario area and Peter Kempf of Peter Kempf International."
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Forbes has a rather poorly written feature on their site today about Thatch Cay:
If you're looking to hide your money or avoid paying taxes to Uncle Sam, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is probably not the best place to go. The reason, of course, is that it is an unincorporated territory of the United States, making it subject to the same laws in Manhattan, Miami or Madison, Wis.
Fortunately, there are other reasons to come to St. Thomas. With its subtropical climate, sandy beaches and numerous resort hotels, is a popular tourist destination. The capital, Charlotte Amalie, has one of the best natural deepwater ports in the region and welcomes more than 1 million visitors per year, mainly from cruise ships owned by Carnival (nyse: CCL - news - people ) and Royal Caribbean Cruises (nyse: RCL - news - people ).
In addition to tourists, the island also accommodates many Americans and Europeans who purchase second homes there for use during the mild winter months. However, there can be few more exceptional properties available than the private island of Thatch Cay.
ST. CROIX - The Board of Land Use Appeals will meet Nov. 12 to decide what conditions will be placed on a major Coastal Zone Management permit granted to Golden Gaming to build a $150 million hotel and casino on the south shore.
The project, planned near Great Pond, has generated much controversy, with opponents claiming that it would adversely affect the environmentally sensitive area. Supporters, however, point out that it would create jobs and boost the island's economy.
The board voted unanimously Sept. 28 to uphold the permit the St. Croix CZM Committee granted by default in May to Golden Resorts, Golden Gaming's parent company.
This is some great news for St. Thomas:
ST. THOMAS - Development of a veterans facility and medical center at the old Virgin Isle Hotel has taken a big step forward with V.I. Community Housing securing $10 million in financing from JP Morgan.
The project will provide 163 affordable housing units with two or three bedrooms each and a 50-bed medical facility. V.I. Community Housing was formed by Veterans Resource Development, a nonprofit corporation entrusted by the Legislature in 2001 to head the estimated $35 million project in Upper John Dunkoe.