March 29-April 4, 2010
The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Guy H. Benjamin
School students enjoyed
a morning sail aboard
the tall ship Silver Cloud
on Saturday, March 20,
en route to the Coral
Bay Yacht Club's 13th
"Almost Annual" Flotilla
fundraiser to benefit
the Coral Bay public
Story and Addi-
tional Photos on Page
St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Adam Lynch
and Kamal Thomas
Convicted of Assault,
During 2nd Retrial
in Cockayne Case
deJongh Signs Bill
To Allow Issuance
of Real Property
Taxes at '98 Level
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WORKING ON OUR
2 St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Eliiott
Residents can hope for more regular VITRAN service soon.
Improvements Are Possible With
VITRAN Bus Service Assessment
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After several residents com-
plained about non-reliable VIT-
RAN bus service on Love City, the
senate president's St. John liaison
attacked the problem without hesi-
"As far as I'm concerned, when
you're a liaison, you try to get all
the ducks in a row and find out
which duck is missing," said Bon-
ny Corbeil, Senate President Louis
Hill's St. John liaison. "I'm trying
to reach out to all the individuals
who are involved with issues on
St. John to try to join the links to-
gether and come up with solutions
to our problems."
The lack of a reliable schedule,
not informing the public when
buses are out of order and unsafe
drivers topped the list of com-
plaints from residents regarding
For her part, Corbeil contact-
ed residents and VITRAN offi-
cials and sent a report to Senator
Hill outlining the issues, she ex-
"I sent in an assessment of the
issue to Senator Hill," said Cor-
beil. "I think it would be fair to
say that this is another one of these
situations where senators who are
representing St. John have to un-
derstand that our needs are not be-
"My job, as I see it, is to furnish
my report to Senator Hill and hope
that he will then be in a position
to understand why the bus service
isn't working and how he can help
fix it," Corbeil said.
Residents hope the assessment
now on the senate president's desk
is the first step to improved VIT-
RAN service on St. John.
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Sis Frank, Eliza Magro, Adam
Lynch Afrika Anhtony, Chuck
Pishko, Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith,
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Community Call To Action Town Hall
Meeting To Address Alcohol Incidents
Community Call to Action for the Reduction of Alcohol-Related
Incidences is hosting a town hall meeting on St. John on Tuesday,
March 30, at the Julius E. Sprauve School from 6 to 8 p.m.
The meeting is presented by Office of Highway Safety in col-
laboration with St. Croix Unity Coalition, Inc. For more informa-
tion call Harry Daniel at 774-6100. Refreshments will be served.
Chamber Chapter Meeting Is Mar. 30
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30,
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Items to be discussed include an update on VI. Port Authority/
deJongh Associates Cruz Bay parking and other proposals. Copies
of the deJongh proposal will be available at the meeting. Signage
and more welcome information for the barge area, the upcoming
Crime Victims Week St. John Vigil and other issues the chapter is
working on will also be discussed.
Reptile Hike Seminar Set for Mar. 31
Friends of VI. National Park were forced to reschedule two
popular seminars this year due to schedule conflicts.
New dates have been selected for both seminars and spaces
are already beginning to fill. The popular Reptile Hike will be on
Wednesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants can search for reptiles along the Reef Bay Trail
with reptile expert Dr. Renata Platenberg, and enjoy a boat ride on
the Sadie Sea back to Cruz Bay.
The Fish ID Sail will be on Tuesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Participants can become citizen scientists on board the sail-
boat Calypso, learn how to identify fish with NPS Ranger Laurel
Brannick and join the REEF fish count.
Call the Friends office at 779-4940 for more information.
Island Green Builders' Seminar
Features Solar Air Conditioning April 1
The Island Green Building Association will host its monthly
meeting on Thursday, April 1, at Ocean Grill in Mongoose Junc-
tion with social time at 5 p.m. and meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Gary David, also known as "Dr. Cool" Air Conditioning, Re-
frigeration and Appliances, will present the latest innovation in
solar energy solar air conditioning!
Dr. Cool will show how the sun can keep a home cool and save
one money with new units now being installed on St. John. Solar
energy is used to assist the compressor in heating environmental-
ly-friendly Freon. Units average only 15 percent more in cost, and
save 30 to 40 percent in WAPA cost! The public is welcome to this
free seminar. Call 227-1110 for more information.
Starfish Market Hosting Easter Events
Starfish Market is hosting a series of customer appreciation
events in recognition of the Easter holiday.
Customers will have an opportunity to guess how many jelly
beans are in ajar for a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 gift certifi-
cate to the store. The drawing will be on Easter Monday, April 5.
There will be a pork shoulder tasting on Friday, April 2, and
Saturday, April 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the market and kids will be
able to enjoy sugar cookies on Friday and Saturday from noon to
For more information call Starfish Market at 779-4949.
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St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010 3
Boston and Thomas Found Guilty in Retrial
Anselmo Boston and Kamal Thomas Convicted Again of Assault, Weapons Charges in Cockayne Case
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
On Wednesday evening, March
24, Anselmo Boston and Kamal
Thomas were both convicted for a
second time of third-degree assault
and weapons charges after a two-
day trial before V.I. Superior Court
Judge Brenda Hollar.
Thomas alone was also convict-
ed of threatening and intimidating
The verdict was handed down
on Wednesday evening, March 24,
after the 12 member jury deliber-
ated for just one and a half hours,
according to a report in the Virgin
Islands Daily News.
This is the second jury to find
Thomas, 20, and Boston, 33, guilty
of assaulting James "Jamie" Cock-
ayne the night of June 19, 2007,
a half an hour before the young
Pennsylvania man was stabbed to
death on a Cruz Bay street.
The two defendants were cleared
of murder charges after their origi-
nal trial which was joined with
a third codefendant Jahlil Ward,
who was convicted of murder. The
two were convicted of assault and
After the first verdict, Thomas
and Boston were sentenced in
July 2009 to 12 and a half years in
prison and slapped with $11,575
in fines and fees. Those sentences,
however, were thrown out after it
came to light that the Cockayne
family had paid cash rewards to
witnesses who testified in court.
Hollar ordered both men to
stand a new joined trial, separate
from Ward, who faced a second
jury himself on murder charges
in December 2009. Following his
second trial, Ward was convicted
of second degree murder, but has
not yet been sentenced as Hol-
lar considers motions to grant the
20-year-old St. John man a third
In the meantime, Thomas and
Boston were not able to convince a
second jury of their innocence the
night Cockayne was stabbed eight
times, including a fatal wound to
the femoral artery, outside Fashion
Palace in Cruz Bay.
During the second trial, prose-
cutors Assistants Attorney General
Claude Walker and Courtney Re-
ese outlined a series of events on
the night of June 18, 2007 which
ultimately led to the assault of
When Boston ran into Coc-
kayne at the Front Yard Bar the
night of June 18, he was upset
because Cockayne had kicked his
girlfriend's Jeep earlier that after-
noon, according to prosecutors.
Along with Thomas, Boston got
into a fight with Cockayne, which
ended with a pool stick being bro-
Governor deJongh Signs Bill To Allow Issuance,
Collection of Real Property Taxes at 1998 Level
St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh on
March 22 approved Bill 28-0208
which authorizes the issuance
and collection of real property
taxes at the 1998 rate and assess-
But the governor's signing of
the bill did not come without his
expressing deep concern about
the negative impact that one of
the bill's sections will have on
the ability of the government to
effectively collect real property
While deJongh told the Sen-
ate on Monday the legislation
is a crucial measure which will
allow the government to send
out real property tax bills at the
1998 assessment rate and levels,
he pointed out that, "Section 5
is detrimental to the collection
process because it prohibits the
government from levying any
interest and penalties on any as-
sessment for the property tax
years 2006, 2007 and 2008."
This is counter-productive to
the government's objective to
collect real property taxes since
it prevents the government from
imposing interest and penalties as
a ready tool for collecting delin-
quent taxes, explained deJongh.
"I urge that the members of
the 28th Legislature reconsider
this measure, as it distinctly cre-
ates a disincentive for the timely
payment by real property taxpay-
ers whose revised 2006 real prop-
erty tax bills increased under the
1998 rate and assessment level,"
Commenting on another sec-
tion of the legislation, deJongh
said that Section 2 is necessary as
it facilitates the process by pro-
viding the financing from repro-
grammed monies in order for the
Office of the Lieutenant Gover-
nor to develop script, reconfigure
the system and reprogram data
to the 1998 assessment rate and
With the passage of the mea-
sure, the government can proceed
with the process of reissuing the
2006 real property tax bills at the
1998 assessment rate and levels
and consider the issuance of the
2007 real property tax bills at the
1998 level, added deJongh.
In correspondence to the Sen-
ate, the governor noted that he
must remain cognizant of the po-
tential burden placed on residents
with the issuance of multiple tax
bills within one calendar year.
"With this in mind, my Admin-
istration will make every effort to
alleviate the anxiety of taxpayers
with respect to the payment of
multiple real property taxes in
one year and will work with the
members of the 28th Legislature
to resolve this matter which is of
grave importance to the Virgin
Islands community," said the
ken over the Pennsylvania man's
head, prosecutors alleged.
Thomas, Boston and Ward then
followed Cockayne up the street to
the area of Dolphin Market, where
they surrounded him and beat him
with wooden sticks, prosecutors
alleged during the trial.
About a half an hour later, Ward
alone followed the Pennsylvania
man to the area of Fashion Palace
and stabbed him behind a wooden
scaffold before fleeing to a friend's
house, according to prosecutors in
Despite Boston taking the stand
in his own defense, the 12-member
jury believed prosecutors' version
of events and handed down guilty
verdicts for both men.
After the convictions were read,
Boston who had been free on
$75,000 bail was remanded
into custody, according to a report
in the V.I. Daily News.
Unable to post bail, Thomas re-
mained in custody at the Bureau
of Corrections on St. Thomas, ac-
cording to the report.
Hollar has set May 14, as the
tentative date for the men's sen-
tencing the same day that Jamie
Cockayne would have turned 24.
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4 St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010
Still No Fuel in Coral Bay Domino
Could Have Gasoline Within Weeks
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Domino Gas Station in Cor-
al Bay remained shuttered last
week, making it now more than
a month since residents on the
eastern side of St. John could
fill their tanks without driving to
While rumors have been swirl-
ing across the island since gas ran
out at the Coral Bay station in
February, Domino Oil Company
is not going out of business, ac-
cording to St. John Administrator
The Coral Bay station is not
alone, Domino gas stations across
the territory have been closed
since the Puerto Rican-based
company experienced problems
with its barge, Smith explained.
Domino's operations were
halted when its barge failed to
pass a required U.S. Coast Guard
inspection, according to Smith.
The problem has been solved
and Coral Bay residents can hope
to see the gas station open within
a few weeks, according to the St.
St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Adam Lynch
There has been no gas at the Coral Bay Domino Station
for more than a month.
"Domino has settled with the
Coast Guard in regard to the
inspection of their barge," said
Smith. "They now have the green
light. The only problem that re-
mains is getting gas from a refin-
ery in Puerto Rico."
"They are in conversations
with a refinery now and then
once that is squared away, they
should be able to have gas in the
next week or two," Smith said.
"The good news is that they are
not going out of business."
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam
St. John parent Myrtle Barry thanks author and speaker Rick Johnson for his March 23,
workshop entitled "Better Dads: Helping Men Become Better Fathers" and "Courageous
Moms: Raising Boys to Become Good Men" at Julius E. Sprauve School.
Author and Speaker Johnson Spreads
Message of Better Parenting Across USVI
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Strengthens our Lives
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Men and boys are vital to the
fabric of society.
This is the message author and
renowned speaker Rick Johnson
shared with St. John residents at
his Tuesday evening, March 23,
workshop at the Julius E. Sprauve
School library entitled "Better
Dads: Helping Men Become Bet-
ter Fathers" and "Courageous
Moms: Raising Boys to Become
Nearly 50 residents crowded
into the library in an interest to
learn better parenting skills from
Johnson at the St. John stop of
his week-long Virgin Islands tour,
which included presentations on
the radio and to V.I. prisoners.
"Men and fathers are the key
to virtually every problem our
culture faces," said Johnson, who
grew up in an alcoholic home and
began his quest to learn to become
a better father when he had chil-
Children from fatherless homes
are five times more likely to be
poor. They make up three quarters
of teen suicides, and 70 percent of
men incarcerated in the U.S. come
from homes without a father.
Forty percent of children in the
U.S. are growing up without a fa-
ther, and they lack good male role
models to counter the portrayal of
fathers on television as "jerks" or
"bumbling idiots," said Johnson.
"I'm pretty frightened about
that," he said.
There are several things boys
need during their development that
single mothers may not be aware
of, Johnson explained. First, boys
need to break from their mothers
around age five, which they may
convey by telling mom that her
breath smells when she's trying to
be affectionate; and again during
adolescence, which often mani-
fests itself as disrespect, acting
sullen and challenging authority.
"Wise moms understand that
this is a normal stage of develop-
ment," said Johnson.
One thing that is crucial to the
development of boys into good
men is learning to take risks. Fail-
ure helps boys to learn, Johnson
"Taking risks is part of growing
up to be a man," he said. "When
boys are always rescued by their
mothers, they learn to rely on
women for everything. When
they're allowed to quit, quitting
becomes a lifelong habit."
Boys who enter the real world
unequipped to deal with whatever
life hands them often react with
anger, an emotion with which they
are more comfortable, to cover
up what they are actually feeling,
which is fear.
Single mothers who become
overly attached to their sons be-
cause of the guilt of raising them
without a father can actually dam-
age the boys' psyche, Johnson ex-
plained. Boys with overly attached
mothers can become angry and
seek to dominate women, often
fathering children with multiple
partners and abandoning them all.
On the flip side, boys with overly
attached mothers can become fem-
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St. John Tradewinds
Long before Caneel Bay Re-
sort catered to some of the world's
richest residents, the property was
home to the Taino people who sup-
plemented their take from the sea
by farming root vegetables on the
The history of Caneel Bay was
the focus of a Friends of Virgin Is-
lands National Park seminar led by
local historian Chuck Pishko at the
North Shore resort on Wednesday
morning, March 24.
Pishko led about 25 people -
including a University of the Vir-
gin Islands professor and six grad-
uate students on a tour of the
ruins on the property and shared
the rich history of the area.
After the Tainos, who originally
hailed from South America's Ori-
noco River area, continued on to
the Greater Antilles islands of His-
paniola and Puerto Rico, the next
group to reach Love City's shores
were the Dutch, explained Pishko.
"After Columbus left, and he
didn't stop here really anyway, the
next group of people here were the
Dutch, who held islands in the area
but kept being driven out," said
left and he didn't
stop here really any-
way the next group
of people here were
the Dutch, who held
islands in the area
but kept being driven
Historian Chuck Pishko
One remnant of the Caribbean
Dutch rule is the island Jost Van
Dyke, the name of which reflects
its origins. Soon the Danes decid-
ed to establish colonies in the West
Indies and launched into the sugar
industry, explained Pishko.
While expeditions from nearby
islands would come ashore on St.
John to fell its large hardwood trees
and fish off its plentiful shores, it
wasn't until the Dutchman Peter
Durloe established structures nec-
essary to support sugar cane op-
erations at Caneel that Love City
was settled with business.
What remains of a daub and
waddle house, built in the early
1800s, is located on the hillside
behind the manager's house which
once overlooked the sugar cane
operation. Caneel Bay Resort's
Equator restaurant was the site of
a horse mill and Pishko shared a
photograph of the mill from 1834.
Durloe ingrained himself in the
upper echelons of St. Thomas so-
ciety, marrying well and counting
well-to-do Danish families among
his closest friends. He eventually
married four times and operated
the lucrative Caneel Bay sugar
plantation until his death.
Enslaved Africans toiled under
extreme conditions in the boiler
room, the remains of which stand
today near the entrance to Caneel
The Durloe family built their
home most likely above Hawk-
snest Bay and ran the nearby plan-
tation for four generations. After
Peter Durloe III died, his widow
married Lars Olsen, who would
eventually squander the family
fortune and high-tail it to North
America. The Durloe family was
able to collect only enough money
from the auction of the Caneel Bay
property to educate the two living
sons back in Europe.
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St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010 7
New Website Aims To Help St. John Plan for Today and Tomorrow
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A new online forum is giving St. John residents another
avenue to have their voices heard.
The website "St. John Planning for Today and Tomor-
row," at http://stjohnsummit.webs.com, was created by Paul
Devine and is open to anyone who wishes to weigh in on St.
While Devine is the executive director of the St. John
Community Foundation, he launched the open forum web-
site on his own, he explained.
"This is separate from the St. John Community Founda-
tion," said Devine. "I did this as a way for people to talk to
each other and get some more dialogue going on out there.
I thought an online forum would be a good way to get in-
formation across and it's dedicated to St. John specific is-
After registering on the site which is free and only
takes a few seconds residents can comment on one of the
topics already posted, like parking and the Cruz Bay water-
front, or start a new thread.
The forum could solve the problem of people who want
to share their opinions but can't make it to the myriad meet-
ings hosted across St. John, Devine explained.
"I thought this would be a good way to solve the problem
of people having to come to meetings," he said. "This way,
people can just jump online and discuss any subject matter
they want. I started the website with a few issues, like park-
"...People can just jump online and
discuss any subject matter they want.
I started the website with a few issues,
like parking, the waterfront, Coral Bay
and a community center. But that was
just to get the ball rolling."
Paul Devine, St. John resident
ing, the waterfront, Coral Bay and a community center. But
that was just to get the ball rolling."
"People can add their own comments on any of those top-
ics or they can create their own topic," said Devine. "We
just want to keep the content about St. John."
Often the same people attend most of the meetings with
their voices the ones most often heard regarding issues. With
the new website, Devine hopes to change that.
"We have a group of people who kind of think they know
it all," Devine said. "I got sick of seeing the same people
at every meeting and their voices were the only ones being
heard. And I'm one of those people."
"The website will give us an opportunity, over a period of
time, to let those other voices be heard," said Devine.
So far the site has attracted 16 members, nine of whom
registered the first day, according to Devine.
"Once we get the word out, I think we'll get a lot more
members," he said.
While the site is a way for St. John residents to share
their opinions about issues, Devine also sees the forum as a
way to build consensus and work toward solving problems
which have been plaguing Love City for years.
"I keep statistics on how many people come to the site
and I have the ability to compile information as an archive
as far as what topics people are talking most about," said
Devine. "I think we can find common ground on issues
through the forum and then work toward solutions."
St. John liaison for Senator Louis Hill, Bonny Corbeil
was an early supporter of the website.
"I think this is brilliant and really good for us," said Cor-
beil about the new online forum. "I think one thing that is
important is to really acknowledge the good things that dif-
ferent people do. I herald Paul for thinking of this website
and getting it up and running."
"It's unrealistic for people to get to meetings sometimes,
especially on St. John where people work two or three jobs,"
Corbeil said. "This way people can still be a part of the pro-
cess and have their opinions heard."
While anticipating exciting discussion, Corbeil hoped the
new site would pave the way to solutions.
"I think this open forum is a great way to address some
issues and will take us to solutions quickly," she said.
Check out the website at http://stjohnsummit.webs.com
or call Devine at 693-9410 for more information.
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children with disabilities.
Cruz Bay Walk Celebrates
Week of Exceptional Child
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
About 20 residents took to the
streets of Cruz Bay along with re-
tired educator Patrice Harley on
Sunday afternoon, March 21, to
bring awareness to the needs of
children with disabilities.
Starting at the Franklin Powell
Park around 3 p.m. on March 21,
the group marched to the V.I. Na-
tional Park playground to mark the
launch of Exceptional Children's
Awareness Week in the territory.
The walk was the sole St. John
event for the Exceptional Chil-
dren's Awareness Week and Harley
was glad to organize the march.
"We're just trying to raise some
awareness about children with dis-
abilities here and how they have
needs that can be met," said Har-
The group bore banners with
the names of various island spon-
sors who supported the event, in-
cluding St. John Ice Company,
W&W Fast Food, Our Market,
Joe's Diner, P&P on the Point, St.
John Racquet Club and the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority.
After gathering in the play-
ground, children enjoyed treats
and a sunny Caribbean afternoon.
"We had some ice cream and
drinks and some activities that
all the children could enjoy," said
The group intends to make the
walk an annual event and hopes to
share progress made for children
with disabilities during next year's
march, Harley added.
"If they ask me, I'll be back
here next year and I hope to have
good news to share about the work
we've been doing for disabled
children in the territory," she said.
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Longtime St. John Resident and
Holocaust Survivor Shares History
By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Judita Hruza, the kind, articu-
late woman approaching 86 who
shares a home in Johnson Bay
with her husband of 59 years,
Zdenek, never takes the view of
the turquoise seas or the warmth
of Caribbean sun for granted.
Born and raised in Czechoslo-
vakia on the Hungarian border,
Hruza was just a young girl when
the events of the Holocaust the
genocide of approximately six mil-
lion European Jews during World
War II led by Nazi Germany -
began to unfold.
"I was 19 when the Germans
came, and my brother was 14,"
At the time, she and her brother
were living with family friends in
Budapest to continue their educa-
tion after they were no longer al-
lowed to attend school in Prenov.
"It was a real disaster when the
Germans came because we were
Jewish and wanted to be with our
parents, but we weren't allowed
to leave Budapest," she recalled.
"But later we found out our par-
ents were deported to Auschwitz
and they were killed. We never
saw them again."
In October of 1944, the ultra-
fascist Hungarian Nazi party began
deporting Jewish women between
16 and 40 and men between 16 and
60 living in Budapest. While her
brother was only 15, Hruza was
sent off to a series of horrific death
marches and camps at age 20.
"Our first death march was from
Budapest to the Austrian border -
that lasted about 12 days," Hruza
Granted food every other day,
Hruza recalled the sheer exhaus-
tion that accompanied near con-
stant marching and zero shelter
from the freezing rain and frost.
"We tried and we tried to drag
ourselves along, but we were sick,"
she said. "We didn't get any water,
so we were drinking water from
puddles on the road and we all had
dysentery. But we had to go on -
if we couldn't go any further, we
were shot on the spot."
While many people died during
Hruza's first march, she made it to
"The worst thing there was the hunger -
it was so awful. My brain changed with the
hunger I could just think of eating. I was
starving and I felt it everywhere, not just in my
stomach but in my bones. My entire body was
screaming for food."
a working camp where she stayed
for four months.
"It was winter, very hard to dig
(trenches), but you had to or they
would shoot you," she said. "We
were over 1,000 people there, men
and women, and there were 30 of
us in one tent. There was no heat,
we were lying on the naked ground
on top of frost and snow and we
got food once a day."
At the end of March 1945, the
camp was evacuated and Hruza
was led on another death march
through Austria to Mauthausen.
"The march lasted 17 days, and
during those 17 days, we got food
four times," Hruza recalled. "We
were in the mountains and it was
very cold people were dying on
the way, but if you sat down, you
Hruza recalls being fed a meal
on April 7, 1945 some thick
soup she ate immediately accom-
panied by one piece of bread she
put in her backpack to save be-
fore being led up a mountain where
she witnessed a horrific massacre.
"We had to climb up a moun-
tain and when we got there, we
heard a lot of shooting not like
occasional shooting, but uninter-
rupted shooting," she said, recall-
ing what she saw as she reached
the peak and began her descent on
the spiraling downhill road. "The
road in front of us was filled with
bodies, dead or injured, and lots of
Hruza said the group immedi-
ately knew why they were fed -
to gain the strength to climb up
the mountain only to be illegally
killed by the Nazis on the other
side. She vividly recalls her stream
of thoughts: knowing she would
die, calling for her mother, never
having the chance to see the ocean
- Holocaust survivor Judita Hruza
and longing for just a few more
But the shooting stopped and
Hruza remained among the ap-
proximate 500 survivors who
marched on to one of the fiercest
Nazi concentration camps in his-
"The worst thing there was the
hunger it was so awful," she
said. "My brain changed with the
hunger I could just think of eat-
ing. I was starving and I felt it ev-
erywhere, not just in my stomach
but in my bones. My entire body
was screaming for food."
Another three-day march to
Gunskirchen found Hruza at the
worst camp yet hundreds died
daily and she witnessed Cannibal-
ism for the first time in her life.
But just one week later, her horror
ended. On May 4, 1945, the 71st
Infantry Division of the U.S. Army
"We saw the American jeeps
and all those G.I.'s signaling us
the peace sign and we didn't know
what it meant, but they called 'hur-
rah' and we called 'hurrah' and
they were throwing us goodies,"
Hruza caught a Hershey bar and
still remembers the moment it her
"It was like a shock some-
thing familiar from a long time ago
and it was sweet and fragrant and it
reminded me of my family and my
childhood," she said. "And I real-
ized I am really free right now."
A few days later, Hruza became
infected with typhus and was
picked up by a Red Cross medic
and taken to the hospital for sev-
"It was a horrible illness, but
my memories of it are wonderful
Continued on Page 17
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"Waiting to Race," oil, 18x24
Impressionist Painter Brian Sage
Evokes Emotion Through Beauty
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With artists on both sides of his blood line, it's not
surprising that Brian Sage eventually choose to pur-
sue a career in the field. What is surprising is how
quickly Sage gained success after deciding to dedi-
cate himself to his art about eight years ago.
"My mother was an art teacher and my grandfather
on my father's side was a really smart architect and a
cartoonist and painter, so it's in my blood," said Sage.
"I think between the two of then, I got an eye for it.
My whole life, I've always been the class artist but
it was a struggle for me for a long time to figure out
what I wanted to do."
Today, Sage is poised to take his painting to the
next level, but before the Whitney Museum calls,
Sage is calling St. John home.
The former cabinet maker and tennis instructor,
yacht broker and carpenter moved to Love City
about a year ago from Deep River, Connecticut, to
repair a family home. After remodeling and selling
the wooden house, Sage decided to enjoy St. John for
a few months while planning his next move.
"When I decided to move here I had been going
through some changes at home," said Sage. "I had to
put my dog to sleep and I had been in a bad relation-
ship and I looked at moving here as an opportunity to
do something different. I fixed up the house and sold
it and then just decided to stay."
"I needed a little change and the with the economy,
art sales were down, so I thought this was a good op-
portunity to step away from things and regroup," he
While getting a different view of the world, Sage
has been soaking up the Caribbean light, which has
reflected on his canvases. The classically trained
Impressionist Sage earned a bachelor's degree in
fine arts from Rollins College has started to paint
island seascapes and landscapes with light, airy and
loose strokes that evoke a relaxed tropical feeling.
In "Waiting to Race," for instance, a group of peo-
ple on shore anticipate the start of an island sloops
race with towering green hillsides that recede into a
soft sky. But while the objects in the painting are in-
stantly familiar to the viewer, light alternately plays
off the boats' sails and hints at shadows and reflec-
tions just out of sight.
A detailed story is easy to conjure from the scene,
which is no accident. Sage's paintings can be some-
what deceptive. Since his paintings are so pretty, it is
easy to simply appreciate the canvas.
But taking a step back reveals intricate brush
strokes which direct the viewers' eyes and tease out
"I paint landscapes and seascapes and city-scapes,
but the focal points of my work are usually figures,"
said Sage. "They are very subtle sometimes, but the
relationship to one another between the figures and
their relationship with their environment is the main
Continued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010 11
GBS Launches "The World Around Us" Program
St. John Tradewinds
Guy Benjamin School's af-
ter-school program "The World
Around Us," has started and meets
Monday through Thursday from
3:30 to 5:15 p.m.
The program offers a wide range
of both academic and extracurricu-
lar activities for children in grades
K-6. Transportation and snacks are
The program is funded through
a multi-year grant from the U.S.
Department of Education's 21st
Century Community Learning
Center Program. The $100,000
grant for this school year was re-
ceived after a competitive grant
application was written by GBS
and its partner in the 21st Century
Community Learning Center Pro-
gram, the Coral Bay Community
It is anticipated that continuing
funds will be received each year
for five years, with local resources
- families, government and the
community making the pro-
gram sustainable on a long term
Each day provides 45 minutes
of enrichment in reading, math,
recreational and cultural activi-
ties, creative writing, counseling,
mentoring and team sports. The
students are able to make choices,
based on interest, as to which ex-
tracurricular activity they will par-
The St. John School of the Arts
is partnering to provide a broad
curriculum of activities including
yoga, drama, Quelb6 and drum-
There are 75 children participat-
ing. The program began February
16 and will run this year until May
27. It is hoped more funding will
allow the after-school program to
run the entire 2010-2011 school
Both children and parents are
very excited about the program.
Most of the regular school teach-
ers are working in the program, as
well as some community members
and paraprofessionals. Time is
also being donated by some par-
ents and others.
Approximately once a month
there will be a program of paren-
tal and general interest. And, as
the program matures, parents and
community members will be asked
to provide feedback for improve-
ments and additions.
GHS Students Will Enjoy Renovated Playground
St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School is in the pro-
cess of renovating its lower cam-
pus playground, thanks to the
generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Sam-
uel McCullough, grandparents of
two Gifft Hill School students,
and funds provided by a second
When students return to school
after spring break on April 6, they
will find their playground re-
vamped with new fencing, re-
plenished rubber mulch surfacing,
refurbished shade structures and
a new piece of playground equip-
ment made by CedarWorks of
CedarWorks makes eco-
friendly playground equipment
from northern white cedar, a natu-
rally rot and pest resistant, chemi-
cal free, splinter free, and safe
wood for children.
CedarWorks itself runs its facil-
ities with bio-fuel and green elec-
tricity. They use leftover cedar for
composting, heating, and horse
stall bedding, and 10 percent of
their profits are given to organi-
zations which support kids or the
Andrew Barlas of ABC Con-
struction, the father of a second
grade GHS student, will lead the
playground rebuild with assistance
from a group of volunteer parents
from the school community.
The new playground will be
enjoyed by Gifft Hill School stu-
dents in preschool through 5th
mongoose Junction, po box 1772
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tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411
Painting by Kristen Maize
Bajo el Sol Featuring Maize,
Wright and Thody on April 2
St. John Tradewinds
Bajo el Sol Gallery will feature three artists who each work in
different mediums Denise Wright, Kristen Maize and Mandy
Thody at an opening reception on Friday, April 2, from 5 to 8
p.m. at the gallery's Mongoose Junction location.
Wright, a long time St. John resident, works in what she de-
scribes as mixed media. Working on a variety of surfaces, she cre-
ates paintings which have many layers of texture.
Maize was born on St. John and has grown up absorbing the
richness of her environment. Now, working in oils, she creates
paintings reflecting this colorful environment.
Thody, an artist known for her work in raku ceramics, continues
to create very special ceramic pieces of art. Working in both high
fired and low fired ceramics, Thody's new work reflects both her
whimsical creative side and her deeply devoted side.
For more information call 693-7070.
12 St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010
St. JohnTradewinds News Photos by Adam Lynch
St. John students, parents and residents,
including Guy Benjamin, top right, enjoyed a day
on the water and at the beach.
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CBYC's Almost-Annual Flotilla Nets $5,500 for GBS
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With perfect sunny skies and a
steady 10 knots of cooling breeze,
the Coral Bay Yacht Club could
not have asked for better weather
for its 13 "Almost Annual" Flotilla
on Saturday, March 20, at Miss
In total, the group raised about
$5,500 for the Coral Bay public
elementary school Guy Benjamin
School. GBS students enjoyed a
sail on Coral Bay's tall ship Silver
Cloud thanks to Captain Elliott
Hooper, owner of Tall Ship Trad-
About a dozen CBYC members
sailed their vessels over to the East
End site with day trippers paying
only $40 for the sail and lunch at
the beach. Other party goers opted
to drive and pay a $20 entrance fee
While the students spent most of
the afternoon in the turquoise wa-
ters off Miss Vie's Campground,
Koko and the Sunshine Band kept
the rest of the crowd entertained
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a full spread of local West Indian
dishes kept everyone's hunger at
bay. About 15 volunteers from
GBS teachers who served food and
lifeguarded to Dick Burks who or-
ganized the sailing portion of the
flotilla ensured the afternoon's
success. Local businesses and ven-
dors donated food, drink and sup-
plies for the event.
The coveted top raffle prize of
$500 was won by a GBS student,
who squealed with delight when
his name was called.
Up next for the CBYC is the
Commodore's Cup in May, which
brings all three St. John yacht
clubs together for one weekend of
racing in Coral Bay.
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Dean Doeling, at right, with Housing Park and
Recreation's Hubert Mucosco.
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St. John Tradewinds
Dean Doeling wants St. John
children to enjoy sports of all kinds
and as an employee of Nike he has
the opportunity to do just that.
Doeling launched the nonprofit
Using Sport for Social Change
(USFSC) under the financial struc-
ture of the St. John Community
Foundation last year. The group's
first major event was last Octo-
ber's Just Play Day which attract-
ed more than 100 St. John children
of all ages for a day of sports in the
Winston Wells ball field.
USFSC is gearing up already
for next year's Second Annual Just
Play Day, scheduled for Columbus
Day, Monday, October 11. Doe-
ling hosted a gathering at La Tapa
on Tuesday night, March 23, to an-
nounce plans for the event.
Registration is already open for
this year's Just Play Day and St.
John caterer Mathayom has agreed
to donate lunch and snacks for the
kids, Doeling explained.
While the group makes many
donations to various island sports
teams, USFSC most recently do-
nated 68 pairs of football cleats
to the St. John men's flag football
league and 30 pairs of softball
cleats to the Ruby Rutnik Memo-
rial Softball Tournament.
USFSC always needs donations
to ensure its continued success. For
more information about USFSC or
do make a donation, check out the
group's website www.usingsport-
St. JohnTradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Dean Doeling
Doeling announces a recent donation of athletic cleats to
the St. John Men's Flag Football league.
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14 St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010
Letters to St. John Tradewinds
A double big thanks to Ira Wade and the staff of Public Works. I
really mean it.
Just before Cid lost her patience with the disgusting trash from the
Susannaberg transfer station on Gifft Hill Road, I did as I'm sure
did many others who either live in the area, or drive by every day.
I'm not sure I can claim to be his "inspiration," but I wrote a letter
two weeks ago asking Mr. Wade to please have his staff pick up the
trash that had spilled over the hillside...it was awful! I was as thrilled
as Cid to see that it was done, and promptly.
In my letter I also asked that the area be picked up on a regular
basis. Mr. Wade, please let these letters in the Tradewinds be your
"inspiration" to see that the transfer station staff does just that.
I may be wrong, but I don't think it's "above and beyond." I think
it's part of the job. It's a difficult area to maintain, but I can assure
you, I'll be out there with my plastic bag, helping keep it clean.
Residents of the area, you can help too, don't just beep and wave as
you speed by! Keep after the area around your own property. Please
don't throw trash out your car window after leaving Tony's.
And all of you who claim to be "green," do your part in ridding the
island's neighborhoods of trash and clutter. Beautiful St. John will be
so much more beautiful and clean for its residents and our guests.
With many thanks,
from the publisher
Good bye snowbirds! Don't forget to reinstate your subscriptions.
Happy Belated Birthday LEK!
The belligerent outbursts, including the ongoing
loud usage of the "f' word in the street and area of
"Joe's Diner" is offensive to both residents and island
visitors a like.
When customers are asked to leave this place of
business, they often simply walk out on to the side
walk and loudly continue their offensive behavior.
Recently, I heard a young woman loudly convers-
ing with a group of young men on this same street
about the details of the sexual encounter she intended
to have with another women; as she physically dem-
onstrated her anticipated encounter.
Another young woman who was shouting to a
young man across this same street, actually stopped
to apologize to me for her loudness. She then immedi-
ately topped things off by shouting to the young man
what he could to do to himself. Again the "f' word.
Cars and motorcycles now drag race at all hours;
starting at the comer where "Connections" is located
and proceeding just beyond Mongoose Junction. This
was starting late at night. Then it began starting ear-
lier in the evening. Now I am hearing it in the after-
noons as well.
A motorcycle rider stopped in front of a place of
business located on this street, revved up the motor
to the apparent highest level of noise it could pro-
duce, and then went speeding a way to cheers from his
friends and colleagues. Tourists and shoppers in the
area complained about being temporarily interrupted
from conducting business due to the noise level.
I saw a young family with two small children read-
ing a menu which was posted outside of a restaurant
on these street. A drunk, female patron at "Joe's Din-
er" was loudly and repeatedly using the "f' word, as
a young child sat coloring at the next table. I over
heard the mother with the young tourist family say to
her husband, "Let's leave this entire area."
Who can blame her? This general area also seems
to have become the evening hang out for blasting loud
music from vehicles, which park in the "Joe's Diner"
parking space long after the business has closed for
I am one who believes what people say and do in
the context of private discussion is entirely their busi-
ness. However; there is nothing private about the us-
age of the language and actions as described.
There is a monthly publication which advises tour-
ists that cussing in public is typically not acceptable
to our residents. I often wonder what tourists who
read this must think, should they walk through this
One tourist in a place of business recently com-
mented, "I was already aware of what goes on in the
street here at night...I didn't want to come down here
because I don't want to be around it, but my wife re-
ally wanted to and its our last night here."
Why is it that a tourist behaving in a civil manner
gets a ticket and a stiff financial penalty for stopping
just long enough to pick up a food order on this same
street, yet these behaviors are allowed to go on each
This letter was written at about 2:00 pm on a week
day, as I listened to a driver "revv" his engine as he
drove toward the area of Mongoose Junction.
Later that night a police officer was called to break
up a loud, heated altercation at "Joe's Diner", pep-
pered with "f' bombs.
Even if this were not the case, don't our own resi-
dents, especially our children, deserve better?
Name Withheld by Request
U.S. Military Exists To Prevent War and Terror
Keeping Track of Crime
2009 2010 TO-DATE
Homicides: 1 Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0 Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0 Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 5 Armed Robberies: 1
Arsons: 0 Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 6 1st Degree Burglaries: 0
2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 2nd Degree Burglaries: 6
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 16
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 16
Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0
Mr. Miller wants to cancel the military and its in-
dustry because he believes, erratically, that the mili-
tary industry is here to maintain war.
This means the war, according to him, is led be-
cause this is what perpetuates the military industry.
The reality is exactly the opposite. Nobody can doubt
the excellent, victorious action of our military which
saved millions of people during WW II from certain
Later on, the strong military saved Europe for the
third time by preventing the Communist assault which
was contemplated. During this time, our military pre-
vented total occupation of Korea by the attacking
communists. The today comparison of the lifestyle
and economy of South and North Korea speaks for
Strong military prevented so far a contem-
plated attack of China against Taiwan. The Iraq war
prevented further attacks and genocide by a crazy dic-
tator Hussein who started several local wars which
cost a million deaths on each side. We removed Hus-
sein and saved additional victims.
Libian's Quadafi got so scared from our efficient
victorious military that he turned himself off his pre-
vious activity of terrorism to save himself. Our strong
military is indispensable to keep the world dictators
in check and they have to limit their murderous ac-
tivity because they know if they cross the margin of
bestiality, they may become the next victims of our
America's economic and military strength is the
only guarantee of prevention of further mayhem by
fanatical dictators like the one in Iran. Strong military
in the hands of a real democratic America is a bless-
ing for the world.
We have many enemies around the world. Without
our strong military, we would be torn apart.
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Too Many Belligerent Outbursts
St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010 15
Letter to Tradewinds
Rules Not Taught in School
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high school about 11 things
they did not and will not learn in school.
He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teachings cre-
ated a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this con-
cept set them up for failure in the real world.
Rule 1: Life is not fair get used to it!
Rule 2: The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The
world will expect you to accomplish something before you
feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will not make $60,000 a year right out of high
school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until
you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they
called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault so don't
whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring
as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills,
cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool
you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from
the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the
closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and
losers, but life has not. In some schools, they have abolished
failing grades and they'll give you as many times as you want
to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resem-
blance to anything in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get sum-
mers off and very few employers are interested in helping you
find yourself. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is not real life. In real life people actually
have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working
Submitted by Greg Miller
Festival Organization Seeking
Miss St. John Contestants for 2010
The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John is seeking
young ladies interested in vying for the title of Miss St. John Fes-
tival Queen 2010-2011.
Contestants must be 16 to 21 years of age, have a 2.5 academic
average, a resident of the St. Thomas/St. John district and never
been pregnant. Interested young ladies can pick up applications at
the St. John Tourism Office. For more information call 626-0785.
Princess/Prince Contestants Sought
The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John is seeking
couples interested in vying for the title of St. John Festival Prince
and Princess 2010-2011.
Contestants must be 7 to 11 years of age, have a 2.5 academic
average and be residents of the St. Thomas/St. John district. In-
terested couples can pick up applications at the St. John Tourism
Office. For more information call 626-0785.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo
The Seaborne family celebrates the airline's new Vieques service.
Seaborne Starts New Service to Vieques
St. John Tradewinds
Seaborne Airlines continues to
expand their service in the Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico with the
announcement of direct flights to
their newest exciting destination
- Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Starting March 18, the airshut-
tie service will offer multiple daily
supplemental availability flights
from San Juan Isla Grande Airport
and St. Croix's Henry E. Rohlsen
With up to six daily flights avail-
able, Vieques is now more acces-
sible than ever, and travel will be
a breeze aboard Seaborne's com-
fortable and convenient airshut-
tile. With fares as little as $59.50
each way to Vieques during the
month of March, it's never been
a better time to take advantage of
Seaborne's service and explore the
beautiful and alluring Vieques.
Vieques is coming into its own
as one of the world's premiere
travel destinations. The interna-
tionally renowned W Hotel will be
opening the doors of its very first
Caribbean property in Vieques this
spring with the W Retreat and Spa,
bringing a luxurious, high-end spa
retreat experience to this area of
Seaborne is proud to offer ser-
vice that will exceed the expecta-
tions of all travelers going to and
from Vieques, and will exponen-
tially enhance their experience of
Seaborne has been continually
growing their services in the U.S.
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
since their arrival in 1993, and is
proud to provide the travelers of
this community with the most con-
venient and comfortable travel ex-
perience to be had.
The seaplane flies between
downtown Christiansted, St. Croix
and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas,
and the airshuttle provides flights
between the airports of St. Croix,
St. Thomas and San Juan and
To celebrate their new ventures
and invite more passengers to en-
joy the seaplane and airshuttle ex-
perience, Seaborne has announced
a March Madness special promo-
tion running though this month
that includes a St. Croix/St. Thom-
as weekender fare of as little as
$59.50 each way and fares to and
from San Juan as little as $69.50
For more information or to book
tickets, call 866-FLY-USVI in St.
Croix and St. Thomas, and 787-
292-6656 in San Juan or visit their
web site online at seaborneairlines.
Non-Point Source Pollution Conference May 6-7
St. John Tradewinds
The 10th Virgin Islands Non-
point Source Pollution Conference
will be May 6 and 7 at the Wyn-
dam Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on
This year's conference theme is
"Changing Direction and Directing
Change... Solutions to Nonpoint
Source Pollution." The keynote
speaker is Marine Ecologist Trika
Gerard, who will address issues
from watershed and coastal man-
agement to habitat impacts. Judith
Enck, EPA Region 2 Administra-
tor, will also discuss solutions
through government initiatives
and education and outreach.
The two-day conference will
include training sessions and re-
search presentations and will focus
on implementing environmentally
friendly practices to reduce and
prevent pollution in the Carib-
Nonpoint source pollution is the
single, greatest threat to the terri-
tory's environment and the health
of its residents. Oil leaking from
cars; sewage spills; animal waste;
soil erosion; storm water discharg-
es; faulty septic systems; and ille-
gal waste dumping are all nonpoint
sources polluting our Islands.
Join scientists, policy makers,
and other concerned citizens ad-
dress the problem and present so-
lutions. For more information vis-
it the conference website at www.
usvircd.org/nps/ or call Kysha
Wallace at 774-3320. Early regis-
tration deadline is April 2.
16 St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010
Tainos to Rockefeller, Storied
History of Caneel Bay Resort
Continued from Page 6
One son remained in Den-
mark and the other returned to
St. Thomas, explained Pishko.
"It is said that all living Du-
rloes throughout the islands are
descendents of that one Durloe
son who returned to the Carib-
bean," he said.
When the Durloe family auc-
tioned off the Caneel property,
a French Huguenot living on St.
Croix purchased the land. The
Ruans stayed in St. Croix and
ran the sugar plantation from
there until the sugar industry
The next Caneel Bay owner
was a Haitian man named De-
linios, who lived on St. Thom-
as. Operations declined further,
however, and the plantation fell
into ruin. The last local to own
the plantation was St. Thomas
resident Abram Smith who
would eventually sell it to the
West Indian Company.
It was the West Indian Com-
pany that first operated a hotel
at the site, building one cottage
on each beach and operating
the island's first regular boat
service. With its seven cottages,
The Grand Hotel catered to St.
Thomas and stateside visit
who enjoyed secluded stays
At the end of World War
the West Indian Company so
the property to two brother
from Puerto Rico who also pt
chased nearby Dennis Bay. T
brothers ran a charitable tn
based in Rhode Island.
Nelson Adlrich, a senate
from Rhode Island and Rock
feller relative, was instrument
in the trusts and the resort w
finally purchased by Lauran
Rockefeller in the 1952. It w
run as a Rockefeller Resort ai
gained huge popularity, whi
the property continues to e
joy to this day under its curre
ownership, Rosewood Resort
Friends of VINP's exc
ing seminar series continue
throughout March and Apr
Upcoming seminars include
green building house tour wi
local architect Doug Whil
tropical gardening with Ire
Patton and a coral reef boat to
led by marine ecologist Car
To register for a seminar c;
Friends of the VINP at 77
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"I paint landscapes and seasca
points of my work are usually figure
but the relationship to one anot
relationship with their en'
rs Everything supports the m
Id Brian Sage Evokes Em
ar- Continued from Page 10
he focus. Everything supports the mood the tone and
1st the color."
"I want to create something beautiful and have it
or be mysterious and thought-provoking," he said.
e- Sage learned some of his technique and was cer-
tal tainly influenced and inspired by a Massachusetts
as painter named John Terelak. As Sage tells the story,
ce back before he pursued painting as a career he was
as working as a cabinet maker in Boston.
nd At the time, Sage had just started to paint at night
ch in his apartment and knew he wanted to do something
n- different when a day off found him strolling through
:nt the streets of the artist haven Rockport, Mass., where
s. he stumbled upon a window display that changed his
es "I was just strolling around Rockport when I saw
il. in a window these amazing paintings," said the artist.
a "The paintings had a lot of atmosphere and mood and
th emotion. The strokes were loose and painterly and as
te, I was staring at the paintings in the window, I knew I
ne had to go in this direction."
ur The artist who so captivated Sage was John Terelak,
o- who is widely regarded as one of the most influential
living American Impressionist painters.
all "I went inside his gallery and asked if John taught
9- workshops or took on students, but I was told he kind
of keeps to himself," said Sage. "I pleaded my case
with the woman who worked there and I was saying
things that I wasn't totally convinced of myself, but I
was convincing her."
"I was about to leave and she said, 'wait, every so
often, he'll take on a student,'" said the artist. "She
gave me his number and I called him the next day and
told him about myself."
Once Sage got Terelak on the phone, he pleaded
his case to the esteemed painter and heard himself
saying things aloud that he had only begun to think
"I told him how much I loved his work and how
that was the direction I wanted to go in and how un-
settled I was at the time," Sage said. "I told him how
I had started to paint and I asked about classes and
for the first time I was materializing that I was really
serious about this. It takes interacting with the right
rs5 person to bring that out of you."
"There was a pause and he said, 'I'm going to help
you,'" said Sage.
Sage met Terelak a few days later and started a
lasting mentorship and relationship that would have
a profound effect on the young painter.
S "He is this big, burly ex-football player," Sage said
about Terelak. "He taught me painting almost like a
football coach. He gave me a stack of books and told
me to copy a painting out of one of them and come
back next week."
ipes and city-scapes, but the focal
es. They are very subtle sometimes,
her between the figures and their
vironment is the main focus.
ood the tone and the color."
otion Through Beauty
"Final Muse," oil, 18x24
"From that point on we met probably a few times
a month for the next three years and after that when
I had moved away, we'd always meet up and we be-
came really good friends," said Sage. "We went on
painting trips to Vermont and the Bahamas. He and
his wife are like my family now."
Through his friendship and mentorship with
Terelak, Sage gradually grew more confident in his
art and has pursued painting as his full time work for
the past eight years.
Now 35, Sage's work is featured in six galleries
across the country and graces the walls of offices and
homes from Lexington Avenue, NYC, to La Jolla,
California. On St. John, Sage's work can be seen on
the walls of Happy Fish on the second floor of The
The next step for the artist will be either graduate
school, large commissions or living in an artist com-
munity stateside, he explained.
"I've applied to graduate school because I'd like
to teach at the college level," he said. "But I'd also
like to be in a community of artists where it's really
No matter where he ends up, Sage is confident that
it will be the right place for him.
"I'm going to let life figure me out," he said. "I'll
put the intent out there and work hard and I'm going
to let things in my life evolve naturally. Like a tree
that doesn't rush to grow to reach its full potential."
Street Addressing Project Partnership Formed
St. John Tradewinds
As part of advancing the implementation of street
addressing throughout the territory, representatives
from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the
Virgin Islands Geospatial Information Council met
with Senator Craig Barshinger, a staunch advocate for
greater use of GPS technology in the territory.
Raymond Williams, Chief of Staff for the Office of
the Lt. Governor, announces that his office will part-
ner with Barshinger in this ground-breaking initiative
that will establish a consistent and comprehensive ad-
dressing system for public roads throughout the U.S.
"We are pleased that Barshinger has committed
his support of this project and his intent to work in
tandem with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor,
VIGIC, and our partners in moving this project for-
ward," said Francis.
The street naming and addressing project continues
the work begun by the Department of Public Works in
the 1990s. The Department of Public Works contin-
ues to be a major contributor to the initiative begun by
the Office of the Lieutenant Governor last year.
Barshinger's support is based on his belief that the
project will ultimately save lives and improve pub-
lic safety, as first responders would no longer have to
rely solely on using local landmarks for directions.
He has pledged to work with the Lt. Governor's
Office in crafting legislation germane to the street
naming and addressing initiative, as well as in identi-
fying funding needed to support the project.
Both parties agree that the next step will be to reach
out to all communities across the Virgin Islands to so-
licit street name recommendations for their specific
communities. This phase of the project is scheduled
to begin within the next two months.
Resident and Holocaust Survivor Shares History
Continued from Page 9
because I was lying between clean sheets and people
were taking care of me and I could relax and I didn't
have to march or conceal that I was sick," she said.
Hruza and her brother were the only survivors in
their immediate family between 1942 and 1944 their
parents, both sets of grandparents, and their uncle,
aunt and 7-year-old cousin were killed in Auschwitz.
"It was much worse than going through it myself
because at the end, I survived," she said. "But coming
home and finding out you are an orphan and all your
family is wiped out, I cannot get over it. Not even
Hruza went back to Czechoslovakia to attend medi-
cal school where she met her lifetime partner, Zdenek.
They married in 1951 in Prague, had two children and
were all living in New York by 1970.
Hruza, a pediatrician-tumed-psychiatrist enjoyed
20 years working in the Manhattan State Hospital be-
fore retiring in 1992 to join her husband, a retired pa-
thologist, in building their dream house on St. John.
"My life turned out pretty well," she said. "Not
only did I have the chance to see the sea, but now I
even have a house somewhere I can walk to the sea."
To this day, Hruza enjoys the things that often go
unnoticed by others she gets elated walking in the
cold wind and rain because she knows she will be
dry and warm in a few minutes, and she still carries
a piece of bread in her purse every time she leaves
the house maybe out of habit, maybe to serve as a
reminder of the security she has now.
As a Holocaust survivor, she also feels obligated
to tell her story.
"Nothing makes me angrier than when people say
it didn't happen or that the Jews just made it up," she
said. "So as long as I can talk, I will be obsessed with
talking about it to whoever wants to listen."
Hruza will speak at Gifft Hill School on April 8
at 9 a.m. and at St. Thomas Synagogue on April 9 at
Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the Week
St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crimes. If anyone
knows something, say some-
thing. Even information that
seems insignificant may be just
what law enforcement needs to
solve these cases.
V.I. Police Department of-
ficials are seeking additional
information on the murder of
Juan Ayala, who was found dead
from multiple gunshots on Janu-
ary 5, 2009, outside his home in
Estate Pastory. Police continue
to believe there were two per-
petrators, with one described as
a black male with braided hair.
Please identify these killers.
Police are requesting the pub-
lic's assistance with the shoot-
ing of two individuals which
occurred on March 15 at about
10:35 a.m. in the area of Dana
Mart. One victim died as a re-
sult of the shooting, while the
second was critically injured.
Please help police identify the
Community members can
submit tips on these or any other
crimes at www.CrimeStopper-
sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-
222-TIPS (8477). Tips are
completely anonymous, and the
stateside operators are bilingual.
If a tip leads to an arrest or
the recovery of stolen property,
illegal drugs, or weapons, the
tipster receives a cash reward
to be paid according to their
instructions. Only anonymous
callers to Crime Stoppers are
eligible for these cash rewards.
Please note that our technol-
ogy makes it virtually impos-
sible for anyone to trace tips. To
learn how it works, visit www.
Law Enforcement has new
questions for several tipsters.
Anyone who submitted a tip in
the past, should check to see if
their tip is affected.
St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010 17
St. John Police Report
Emergency Land Line: 911
Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110
Police Dept: 340-693-8880
Fire Station: 340-776-6333
Friday, March 19
3:10 p.m. ABellevue Vil-
lage resident p/r that she was
assaulted. Disturbance of the
6:30 p.m. Units 74B and
402E p/ with one Devon David
Crooke of no known address,
under arrest and charged with
burglary in the second. Bail
was set at $50,000.
7:30 p.m. A citizen r/ her
vehicle was struck in the area
of Wharfside Village. Hit and
10:16 p.m. An Estate Grun-
wald resident r/ she was as-
saulted by a group of females.
Saturday, March 20
1:40 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident r/ he was
threatened. Disturbance of the
2:30 p.m. A citizen r/ he
was robbed at gun point in the
area of Estate Contant. Rob-
bery in the first.
3:26 p.m. An Estate Pas-
tory resident p/r that someone
removed his boat from where it
was docked in Cruz Bay. Un-
authorized use of a vessel.
4:53 p.m. A citizen c/r a
male needs assistance in the
area of Cruz Bay. Police assis-
6:32 p.m. A citizen p/r that
his friend needs medical atten-
tion. Police assistance.
Sunday, March 21
12:52 a.m. A citizen c/r a
male bleeding from the head in
the area of Coral Bay. Police
12:58 p.m. St. John Res-
cue c/r an overturned vehicle in
the area of the Westin Resort.
3:11 p.m. St. John Rescue
r/ a D.O.A. in the area of Ajax
Peak, Coral Bay. DOA.
11:15 p.m. An Estate Beth-
any resident r/ an assault. Sim-
Monday, March 22
2:51 a.m. A citizen r/an as-
sault. Simple assault.
8:59 a.m. -AnEstate Glucks-
berg resident r/ a grand larceny.
11:00 a.m. A citizen r/ his
vehicle was damaged. Damage
to a vehicle.
2:18 p.m. A citizen c/r a
structural fire in the area of
Cinnamon Bay. Fire.
9:50 p.m. A citizen r/ that
his ex-girlfriend slashed his
neck with a broken bottle. As-
sault in the third.
Tuesday, March 23
12:29 p.m. An Estate
Chocolate Hole resident r/ a
burglary. Burglary in the third.
Wednesday, March 24
12:08 p.m. A citizen r/ be-
ing assaulted by three males in
Cruz Bay and kidnapped in a
black vehicle. Kidnapping.
Thursday, March 25
9:33 a.m. An Estate Pas-
tory resident r/ his home was
broken into. Burglary in the
No time given A citizen r/
a suspicious male in the area
of Estate Adrian. Suspicious
11:47 a.m. A citizen p/r he
was threatened by a male in
Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the
6:00 p.m. An Estate
Glucksberg resident p/r that
he is having a problem with an
employee. Breach of contract.
Friday, March 26
1:14 a.m. Badge #90 p/
with one Taylor Hirschberg of
Estate Enighed under arrest
and charged with burglary in
the third, D.V No bail was set.
Hirschberg was transported to
the Bureau of Corrections on
3:24 a.m. A VITRAN em-
ployee r/ a break-in at the De-
partment of Public Works. Bur-
glary in the third.
18 St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010
St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient-
ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.
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Tuesday, March 30
The St. John Chapter of
the St. Thomas/St. John Cham-
ber of Commerce will host its
monthly meeting on Tuesday,
March 30, from 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Community Call to Ac-
tion for the Reduction of Alco-
hol-Related Incidences is host-
ing a town hall meeting on St.
John on Tuesday, March 30, at
the Julius E. Sprauve School
from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 31
Friends of V.I. National
Park's popular Reptile Hike
will be on March 31 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 1
The Island Green Building
Association will host its month-
ly meeting on Thursday, April
1, at Ocean Grill in Mongoose
Junction with social time at 5
p.m. and meeting from 5:30 to
Saturday, April 10
The Julius E. Sprauve
School Fundraising Gala will
take place on Saturday, April
10, at Caneel Bay Resort.
The local chamber will
recognize recipients of the 27th
Annual Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta
Community Service Awards
at St. Peter Greathouse on St.
Thomas Saturday evening,
April 10, during a banquet and
dinner dance themed "Groov-
ing with the Sixties." The eve-
ning kicks off with cocktails
at 6:30 p.m. and the banquet
and awards ceremony begins at
7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $125 per
person and must be reserved by
April 3 by calling 776-0100.
The 10th Virgin Islands Non-
point Source Pollution Confer-
ence will be May 6 and 7 at the
Wyndam Sugar Bay Resort and
Spa on St. Thomas.
Saturday, May 22
Mark those calendars the
Animal Care Center will cel-
ebrate Wagapalooza's tenth
anniversary on Saturday, May
Sunday, May 30
Friends of Virgin Islands
National Park's 7th Annual
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim
is Sunday, May 30.
Alcholics Anonymous Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic
only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open
meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at
Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center.
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from
6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.
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PIPEFITTER Wharton Smith International, LLC has
an immediate full-time position lasting 2-3 months for an
experienced pipefitter at the Diageo project in St Croix.
Candidate should have extensive knowledge of welded
steel, PVC, welded stainless steel, and threaded galva-
nized steel piping systems. Ability to read blueprints and
schematic drawings is needed and experience in water/
wastewater/industrial construction is preferred. Call (340)
713-8182 or fax resume to (770) 447-1932.
Contractors Wanted. The V.I.RC&D and CBCC
are currently preparing designs and bid packages for por-
tions of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project.
These projects will be ready to bid over the next 12
months. Contractors to who are interested in bidding on
the construction of roadside storm water management
devices including paving, culverts, detention basins are
invited to contact Greg Miller PM, VI RC&D at 776-
6770 or Coral Bay Community Council at 776-2099 for
information concerning the projects. V.I.RC&D complies
with Federal procurement regulations and encourages
small businesses, minority owned businesses and women
owned business to participate in this work.
HELP WANTED: Busy Villa Property Management
Company seeks a hands-on guest services assistant with
some maintenance skills. Part time may lead to Full
time. References required. Must have vehicle and cell
phone. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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3 Sail Church
Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Friday;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291
Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 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
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espafol), 10 a.m. Sunday
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.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m
Seventh Day Adventist
St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m.
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St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010 21
Delroy "Ital" Anthony
discusses aspects of
with author and speak-
er Rick Johnson at
the Tuesday evening,
March 23, workshop
St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Andream Milam
Johnson Spreads Mpssage of Better Parenting
Continued from Page 5
"When a feminized male looks for a
mate, he looks for someone like mom," said
Johnson. "He internalizes traits such as pas-
siveness and indecisiveness, and his wife
eventually loses respect for him."
Johnson urged the audience to not al-
low their sons to quit at something, because
boys need to persevere in different circum-
stances. Additionally, men need to base their
decisions on principles, not emotions, he ex-
Communicating with males is often dif-
ficult for single mothers, as men and women
are hard wired to speak differently.
"Men need to know what's expected of
us," said Johnson, who encouraged remov-
ing visual distractions, touching the boy's
arm and getting his eye contact in order to
really make an impact. "Speak in sound
byte-type sentences. When he asks why he
shouldn't do something, say 'because good
men don't act that way.'"
Boys also need encouragement in dif-
ferent forms than females. More than love,
boys need respect and admiration, Johnson
"If you want to encourage your son, say
'I admire you for that,'" he said. "Tell him,
'I really respect that quality in a man.'"
For more information on Johnson's par-
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CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool &
panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for develop-
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MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
views, 3 bdrms w/en suite baths. Open style, sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come while gazing out upon excellent bay views
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000 see the impressive recent renovations $1,095,000. Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views,
3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located
tile roof, 1800 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine in the main building, plus private self-contained
CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in floors. $3,450,000 guest cottage $1,950,000
Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just COTTAGE One of the least expensive
2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000 steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 homes on the market! Great starter home with
WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
Commanding views, year-round sunsets, $2,895,000 masonry home also available. $279,000
pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 ONE OF THE BEST DEAJ.ON ST. JOHN! QUACCO Brand bath masonry
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa LA BELLA VITA lar villa in the home in F 3S reatviewswith
above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence Virgin Gra ,, *Ta/c identical master many am ll leeps 12. $1,600,000
exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000 suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,00 GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B. West Indian
VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
CHATEAU MARGOT A private gated
compound locate knock your
socks off vi r t cottage. 2 acres.
RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board,
& wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in
Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor
plan w/3 levels of IMng space. 3 suites. $1,990,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms.
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24 St. John Tradewinds, March 29-April 4, 2010
Giffi Hill School would like to thank everyone who helped
"Open a World of Opportunity" for our students at our 24th Annual Auction:
The Westin St. John Resort and Villas
Dionysus Wine Distributors, Bellows International, Alfredo's Landscaping, Seaview Building Solutions,
Cruz Bay Prime, La Plancha del Mar, Baked in the Sun, ZoZo's Ristorante, Liz Lowe, Eddie Bruce,
Rosemary Richards, Kathy Vargo, Kate Norfleet, and Darron and Hope Meares of Bowtie Benefit Auctions.
The 24th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction Committee: Lori Barlas, Beth Jones, Sarah Maruk, Molly Murrill,
Karen Ovcina, Joe Palminteri, Cindy Rutnik, Nancy Schutt, Brenda Wallace, Erin Witbeck
Featured Artists: Toni Craft, Jonathan Doran, Elaine Estern, Tristan Ewald, Livy Hitchcock, George Hollander, Larry Lipsky,
Ziya Neema, Patricia Orlandini, Aimee Trayser, Gail Van de Bogurt, Denise Wright
Student volunteers: Jernings Abraham, Afrika Anthony, Jackson Barry, Coral Breuning, Monae Clarke, Viniqua David,
Deneisha Davis, Sheniqua Davis, Nyshima Felix, Trichelle Gumbs, Damien Hodge, Kaneeka Hodge, ChloeJarvis, JadaJarvis,
Pace Knowles-Donnelly, Jeffrey McCord, Sharvelle Nicholas, Autumn Orlandini, Zoya Otto, Jeanie Patrie, Kiarah Penn,
Olivetti Samuel, Tinesha Smith, Mike Vargo
Faculty volunteers: Kathleen Cooke, Molly Fitzpatrick, Jill Hale, Terri Parker, Val Prakas, Liz Rogers, Rosemary Richards, Jason Siska,
Nikki Spofford, Katie Zaytoun
Parent volunteers Lisa Ehrhart, Lori Francis, KarenJarvis, Anandini Morris, Joe Nogueira, Tina Petitto, Cindy Rutnik, Jon Schutt,
Kelly Straub, Joe Palminteri, Monique Rogers-Clarke, Angie Smith, Sherece Smith, Brenda Wallace, Erin Witbeck
Alumni volunteers: Roma Goodlander Sophie Rutnik
Board members: Andrew Barlas, Michael Barry, Jan Courlas, Debbie Hayes, DonnaJoyce, Veronica O'Brien-Powell, Joe Palminteri,
Blake Parker, Dana Robes, Jon Schutt, Sherece Smith, Miles Stair, Fred Trayser, Michael Weinman
Administration: Ed Deusser, BethJones, Beth Knight
Our Generous Donors: ABC Construction, Activities Information Center, ADM Wireless, Alex Ewald of La Tapa, Alex Holstein,
Alfredo's Landscaping, Alma Bair and Allen Weiss, Alzheimer's Association (NYC chapter), Amos and Cindy Rutnik, Ann Marie Elia,
Aqua Bistro, Baked in the Sun, Bamboo Studio, Banana Deck, Beach Bar, Bella, Bern Putnam D.C., Big Planet, Biras Creek Resort,
Black Sails LLC, Body N Soul, Bougainvillea Shop, Cactus on the Blue, Cafe Amici, Caneel Bay Resort, Cape Air, Caravan Auto Parts,
Carolina Corral, Carolyn and Otmar Thoemmes, The Cellar, Chandra Rhymer, Chelsea Drug Store, Chris Chapman, Chuck Riviere,
Colorful Corner, Computer Express, Crazy Crackers, Cruz Bay Canines Cats & Critters, The Crystal Shoppe, Dana and Martha Robes,
Diamonds International, Diana Petitto, Dionysus Wine Distributors, Dock's Restaurant (NYC), Dolphin Market, Donkey Diner, Donna
and ArthurJoyce, Dr. Cool, Drift Away Day Spa, East End Cafe, E.C. Service Station, Eddie Bruce, Estate Lindholm, Esthetica Day
Spa, Fabric Mill, Fish Trap, Fresh Produce, Gallows Point Resort, Garden by the Sea, Grapevine Salon & Spa, Great Dane Inc., Gwen
Lane, Happy Fish, Hardware Abs, Health Care Connection, High Tide Restaurant, Inter-Island Boat Services Inc., Into the Blue,
Island Blues, Jan and Steve Paul, Joan Farrenkopf, John and Linda Dickson of Pink Papaya and Papaya Cafe, Joni and Barry Butzow,
Kaleidoscope Video, Katha and Vezio Ricciardi, Kilroy's Dry Cleaning, L & L Car Rental, Lily's Market, Lime Inn, Lori Dudkin,
Maho Bay Campground, Maids in Paradise, MaLinda Media LLC, Mathayom Private Chefs, Merchants Commercial Bank, Mojo Cafe,
Morgan Barlas, Morgan's Mango, Mumbo Jumbo, Nancy and Jon Schutt, Nest, Noah's Little Arks, Ocean Grill, Ocean Runner, Pam
Larson, Pampered Pause, Paradise Gas, Paradise Lumber, Paradiso, Rhumblines, Richard Damiano, Ronnie's Pizza, Royal Pet Supplies,
Sam and Kay McCullough, Scott Hartshorn MD, SeaDream Yacht Club, Shade, Shipwreck Landing, Skinny Legs, Starfish Gourmet
and Wines, St. John Brewers, St. John Chiropractic, St. John Dental, St. John Editions, St. John Eye Care, St. John Hardware, Sugar
Mill Hotel, Surf da Web, Tina Petitto, Tourist Trap, Tutu Much, Vail Mountain School, Val Prakas, Vicki Uzzell, Virgin Voice, Welcome
Home, Wet Woody's, Wyndham Sugar Bay, and Zozo's Ristorante
Advertisers: ABC Construction, American Paradise Real Estate, Angel Electric, Appliance Paul, Baker Magras & Assoc., Barefoot
Architect, Cruz Bay Canine Cats & Critters, Caribbean Villas and Resorts, Catered To, Century Hill Estates, Cost U Less, Cruz Bay
Family Practice, Cruz Bay Realty, Debbie Hayes, First Bank, Fred Trayser Construction, Greenleaf Commons, Griffin Transport,
Health Care Connection, Holiday Homes, Iroquois Builders, John Foster Real Estate, Mail Center, Merchants Bank, Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Center, Property King, SeaDream, Seaview Homes, Soggy Dollar Bar, Southland Gaming, St. John Dental,
St. John Hardware, St. John Properties, Sun Dog Cafe, Theodore Tunick, TSG Water Resources, VIEBC, The West Indian Company