May 10-16, 2010
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(Left to right) Kazumi Schaub, St. John School of the Arts co-exective director Jan
Kinder, Sis Frank and co-executive director Kim Wild take a moment to smile for the
camera before the donor's recital and celebration of Frank's 86th birthday on May 4.
86th Birthday Party for Founder Sis Frank
Raises $25,000 for St. John School of the Arts
St. John Capital
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Six young performers wowed a crowd of about
50 residents at the St. John School of the Arts do-
nor's reception and fundraiser on Tuesday, May 4,
at the arts school in Cruz Bay.
While helping to raise about $25,000, the crowd
also delighted in singing SJSA founder Ruth "Sis"
Frank a happy 86th birthday along with SJSA
teacher and alumni Shatik Stevens.
All of the SJSA performers were recipients of
the merit scholarship created in Frank's name and
they lived up to, and far exceeded expectations.
"These performers are not scholarship students
based on need," said SJSA director Jan Kinder.
"All of these students earned these scholarships
by merit alone. These students are examples for
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Maho Bay Campground's lease will expire in January 2012.
Deal Could Be Close as Maho Bay
Campground Lease Nears End
St. John Tradewinds
With the end of Maho Bay
Campground's lease fast ap-
proaching, the Trust for Public
Land is rumored to be close to
brokering a deal to purchase the
14-acre privately owned property,
which would likely be leased back
to the eco-resort.
TPL's Southwest Florida and
Caribbean Field Office Director
John Garrison said recently that
while he can't comment on the
status of the land acquisition, he
hopes to have news to share with
the public soon.
"We're in a nondisclosure
agreement with the landowners, so
at this point I'm not at liberty to
make any comments at all," said
Garrison. "Complex real estate
agreements can't be done in the
press, and we respect confidential-
ity. It's in our best interests to keep
this thing going forward and to
keep it under wraps."
Maho's 37-year lease expires in
January 2012, and there are plans
to close down the campground in
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Devine To Share Results of Cistern
Water Tests at May 10 CBCC Forum
The Coral Bay Community Council will host a forum on Mon-
day, May 10, at 6 p.m. at Sputnik's in Coral Bay which will feature
local cistern drinking water testing results.
Dr. Barry Devine will give a presentation of the water quality
testing results done under the EPA CARE grant with the coop-
eration of residents. Results showed that locally available, easy
to install, water purification systems do work to make the water
drinkable per national testing standards.
More information on these solutions and how to do testing will
also be shared at the meeting. Eckerd College will present their
on-going sedimentation research in Coral Bay.
Julietta's rotis at Sputnik will be available for dinner, if resi-
dents call by noon on the day to order them at 776-6644.
For more information on the program, call the CBCC office at
Free Glaucoma Screenings on May 11
Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation,
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, Creighton University
and St. Croix Eye Group, Inc. are hosting free glaucoma screen-
ings this week on St. John.
The general public is invited to stop by St. John Eye Care on
Tuesday, May 11, for screenings by Dr. Freidenberg. Screenings
on Wednesday and Thursday will be for the Gallow's Point Resort
staff and family and Caneel Bay staff.
Glaucoma is known as "the silent thief of sight," and it is one of
the leading causes of preventable blindness. It is an eye disorder
that damages the optic nerve, which is the nerve that carries mes-
sages from the eye to the brain.
Glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms or early warning signs,
and it cannot be cured. However, with early diagnosis, glaucoma
can be treated and damage can be stopped before significant dete-
rioration occurs. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness.
People with diabetes, or high blood pressure and individuals of
Caribbean origin are at particular risk for glaucoma. A screening
can determine if a person has signs of glaucoma, so take advantage
of a free, five minute screening.
GHS Hosting Open House on May 13
Gifft Hill School is hosting an Open House on Thursday, May
13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at both the lower and upper campuses.
Teachers and administration will be available to answer ques-
tions. Students at the Upper Campus will be showcasing travel
photos from the recent trips to Costa Rica and China, and students
at both campuses will display their self-authored and illustrated
Gifft Hill School is excited to present its newest extra-curricular
opportunity, a service-learning horticulture program in collabora-
tion with Iowa State University, that will commence in May and
continue for five years.
Recent improvements to GHS include the finest athletic field in
the Virgin Islands; an environmentally-friendly playground at the
lower campus; and plans for improvements to the middle school
common areas and classrooms are in place for the 2010-2011
Gifft Hill School is now accepting enrollment applications for
the 2010-2010 school year in preschool through 12th grade. GHS
is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and
Refreshments will be provided. Call 776-1730 or visit www.
giffthillschool.org for more information.
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Kailyn Cummings, above left, performed The Swift Song, a dance she choreographed
herself. Jonte Samuel and Tabari Lake, above right, wowed the audience with three in-
86th Birthday Party for Founder Sis Frank
Raises $25,000 for St. John School of the Arts
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our entire school."
Kainoa Metcalf played Carl
Philip Bach's "Solfeggio in C mi-
nor" on piano. Christin Marsh per-
formed a swinging "New Orleans
Blues" by William Gillock also on
Next up was the remarkable
Jonte Samuel on saxophone ac-
companied by Tabari Lake on
stand up bass. The duo performed
three pieces, "Billy's Bounce,"
"Remember Me," and "Oleo."
Tyler Stephen wrapped up the
instrumental portion of the show
with a brilliant rendition of Lud-
wig van Beethoven's "Sonatina."
After clearing the stage, an ac-
complished Kaitlyn Cummings
took the stage performing her very
own choreographed dance The
Swift Song, to "Fruhlingslied" by
The always impressive Savan-
nah Lyons took the stage next,
dancing to Van Halen's "The Syn-
thesizer, the Guitar and the Tutu,"
choreographed by SJSA's very
own Kim Wild.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch
SJSA alumnus Shatik Stevens led the crowd in singing
art school founder Sis Frank "Happy 86th Birthday."
Shatik Stevens capped the eve-
ning off with a moving rendition of
"Orange Sky" by Milton DeLugg
and Willie Stein, with Harvey
Werbel accompanying on piano.
After the closing notes of "Or-
ange Sky" faded away, Stevens led
the audience in a rousing rendition
of"Happy Birthday" for Sis Frank,
a pillar of the St. John community
and founder of SJSA.
Frank no doubt made a mean-
ingful wish as she blew out her
two candles an eight and a six.
"I couldn't thank you enough,
all of you," said Frank. "I can't
thank you enough for sending your
children here and for supporting
us. It's so wonderful to have young
people who really love the arts and
who really practice."
"I know what parents go through
with the practicing, but it's so im-
portant," Frank said. "And as you
can see, the results are pretty won-
After watching their operat-
ing budget get perilously close to
drying up, SJSA kicked off a fund
raising effort and were immedi-
ately met with enthusiasm and
"We have accomplished a great
deal in a very short amount of
time," said Kinder. "Our fund-
raising has allowed us to keep
our doors open and will allow us
to host another summer writing
Led by SJSA board member
Fay Fredericks, the summer writ-
ing camp incorporates dramatic
arts, composition, dance, music
and cultural studies.
"It's an excellent program and
a great opportunity for our stu-
dents," said Kinder.
The school is still collecting
donations in hopes of reaching its
operating goal of $34,000. Dona-
tions can be sent SJSA, Box 180,
St. John, VI 00831. For more in-
formation about the school check
out their website at www.stjohn-
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MLB Creative, MaLinda Media Clean Up at ADDY Awards
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The best of the territory's on-line, print,
television and radio advertising were recog-
nized by the American Advertising Federa-
tion of the Virgin Islands on Saturday, April
24, at Antilles School's Prior-Jollek Hall.
MLB Creative of St. Thomas took home
the most Addy Awards as well as the cov-
eted Best of Show. Not to be outdone, Ma-
Linda Media earned just as many awards as
MLB, taking home three gold and five silver
Addy Awards recognizing the quality of the
company's publications, St. Thomas Maga-
zine and St. John Magazine.
All gold medal winners and silver
medal winners in categories that had no
gold winners advanced to the district
round which pitted the professionals against
the tops in their field from across the Carib-
bean and Florida.
MaLinda Media took home a silver med-
al in that round for the 2010 St. John Maga-
zine, winning recognition for the publica-
tion design from the region's top advertising
"With a silver Addy Award from district,
MaLinda Media is now known in Florida
and can attract regional and national adver-
tising," said Terri Brown, treasurer of AAF
of the VI and CEO of MLB Creative.
Both the local and district recognition
serve as an affirmation of MaLinda Media's
effort to showcase the islands in the most
professional way possible and as inspiration
to maintain and improve that level.
"For the MaLinda Media team, winning
gold Addys affirms that our product is top-
notch and that professionals in our industry
agree," said MaLinda Nelson, MaLinda Me-
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MaLinda Media was awarded Gold Addy Awards for both St. John
Magazine (Issue No. 4) and St. Thomas Magazine (Issue No. 1), in
addition to five silver Addy Awards.
dia LLC owner. "It proves that we're con-
tinuing to move forward with our original
vision to create magazines which present
St. John and St. Thomas in the most profes-
sional way possible- and it encourages us
to continue to do even better."
All Addy entrants are judged by fellow
professionals and the Virgin Islands' mate-
rial was judged by some of the top judges in
the country, explained Brown.
"Our judges here and the judges in the
states are national-caliber judges," Brown
said. "We always go for the best judges we
can find and we got one of the best judges in
the nation in Chic Davis. He is the national
chair and he has judged more shows than
most of us have entered combined."
"We always want the best judges so we
can have the best work going forward to dis-
trict," said Brown.
In addition to Davis, Lisa Colantuono
and Leslie Winthrop, both advertising ex-
ecutives from New York City, also judged
the Advertising Federation of the Virgin Is-
lands' Addy Awards entries. MLB and MaL-
inda Media, raking in the most awards, were
the judges' favorites.
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Caneel Bay Resort expects to have around 60% occupancy this summer season.
St. John Hotels Forecasting
Sunny Summer 2010 Season
By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
As the weather warms up on
the island, hotels are projecting a
sunnier forecast this summer com-
pared to last year.
"Right now it is looking better
than last year, which is great -
people are booking a little further
out," said Stephanie King, man-
ager of The Inn at Tamarind Court.
"June and July are already looking
better. It is looking like I am going
to pass last year."
Tamarind is already booked at
30 to 40 percent occupancy for
June and July, but King said a sub-
stantial amount of business comes
from locals and walk-in day trip-
pers from neighboring islands who
decide to stay overnight at the af-
fordable innjust a short walk away
from Cruz Bay hot spots.
"We are the cheapest on the
island next to the campground,"
During June and July, standard
rates are $120 a night and they
drop to $110 in August. Locals
and wedding parties also can take
advantage of 10 percent off year
round a special King said helps
boost the hotel's occupancy rates.
This past winter season, Tama-
rind fared about the same as last
year, averaging 75 to 80 percent
occupancy with some weeks com-
pletely booked. King said the inn
will close for the last week in Sep-
tember and the first week in Octo-
ber for annual cleaning and main-
Caneel Bay Resort will also
close its exclusive grounds for
the second year in a row shut-
ting its doors September 7 through
October 20 to make infrastructure
improvements, according to Niko-
lay Hotze, the resort's managing
Hotze said the resort had a suc-
cessful winter season beating
its budgeted forecasts and grow-
ing by six occupancy points since
"Overall, we have seen a great
four months of the year busi-
ness has been extremely well,"
Hotze said. "In January of 2009,
we had 55 percent occupancy and
we were able to grow that by 14
percent. We were not expecting
that we budgeted for 58 per-
cent and we had 69 percent occu-
February and March hit above
projections at 80 percent occu-
pancy and April stayed at 74 per-
cent a number Hotze said was
"Last year we offered more spe-
cials to get to where we wanted to
be, and this year the demand was
high so we could grow our rates
and didn't have to give so many
specials away," he said. "St. John
was very busy, which definitely
helps in our busiest and highest
rated months. We hope that con-
tinues toward the end of 2010."
Hotze said this year's summer
season is difficult to predict, but he
believes occupancy will average in
the low 60s.
"This coming May, June and
July, it is hard to say," he said. "It
is a little bit slower now, but last
year it seemed to pick up very last
minute and we are hoping for the
same last minute pick up."
The Westin St. John Hotel and
Villas also topped last year's first
quarter and is projecting a five to
six point occupancy rise over 2009
for its second quarter, according to
general manager Mike Ryan.
Ryan said the Westin's summer
is already looking strong with June
projected to be up between four
and six points from last year, July
up two to three points and August
higher than 2009, though not as
"It's all thumbs up," he said.
"Our first quarter was in the mid-
to high-80 percentile and our sec-
ond quarter will also be in the 80s.
June looking in the low 80s, July
is looking like it will be in the 80s,
but then August will fall off into
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DeJongh Signs Bill, Delays St. John Capital Improvement Fund Reprogramming
St. John Tradewinds
On Monday, May 3, Governor John de-
Jongh approved Bill 28-0228 which was
passed by the 28th Legislature recently and
was due back to the Senate on May 4.
The first seven sections of the bill were
submitted by the deJongh administration in
order to reprogram monies to ensure that
certain government departments and agen-
cies meet their budgetary requirements.
"These measures will provide the neces-
sary funding to support the Department of
Tourism's efforts at marketing and promot-
ing the territory, the Bureau of Corrections
with hiring of new corrections officers, and
the V.I. Housing Authority's renovation of
vacant and occupied rental units," said de-
Jongh. "In addition, the Governor Juan F.
Luis Hospital and Medical Center will uti-
lize a portion of the reprogrammed funds to
bring its V.I. Water and Power Authority bill
up to date."
Sections 8 and 9 of the bill, which would
allow a greater number of Virgin Islands
residents the opportunity to qualify for re-
bate incentives for installing solar thermal
systems were approved.
"The VI. Energy Office has already im-
plemented rebate programs involving solar
water heaters, photovoltaic panels, small
wind energy systems, Energy-Star-rated
appliances and hybrid vehicles," said the
governor. "The administration's Sun Power
Water Heater loan program has proved suc-
cessful as demonstrated by VIEO's approval
of approximately 41 loan applications and
the current processing of another sixty ad-
"The aggregate amount of all these loans
is approximately $241,890," said deJongh.
"As you are well-aware, the provider of
these services are local vendors and espe-
cially those that have made the commitment
to renewable energy initiatives and sourc-
ing, further complemented by our green
The Energy Office continues to work
hard at partnering with other departments
and agencies as well as individuals and
businesses, in order to develop and imple-
ment innovate energy savings strategies,
which are proven to reduce cost for the gov-
ernment, deJongh added.
St. John Fund Change Delayed
Section 11 of the bill simply delays the
effective date for the legislatively initiated
law that deletes solid waste collection and
disposal services as a permissible use for the
funds in the St. John Improvement Fund.
"The implementation of this law will
pose challenges because current VI. Waste
Management Authority projects will require
another funding source," said the gover-
nor. "My administration has sought creative
ways to both maintain the incomparable
natural beauty that is a character of St. John
while developing appropriate infrastructure
to support quality services for the people."
"The Department of Public Works has
worked tirelessly to develop and complete
St. John projects funded through the ARRA,
bond proceeds (Act Nos. 7081 and 7095),
Federal Highway Administration and local
funding sources," the governor said.
St. John Capital Projects Funded
The administration's capital projects have
supported infrastructure development and
includes a budget for construction on Route
104 in the amount of $4 million; $150,000
forbus shelters; $200,000 forthe fishmarket;
$5.1 million for road re-construction work
within the National Park Service's road in-
frastructure, $800,000 for Kings Hill Road,
$275,000 for Bethany Road, $364,000 for
the Frank Powell revitalization, $1.2 million
for Bordeaux Mountain, and $2 million for
parking accommodations in Cruz Bay.
Section 12 of the bill enacts a practical
provision of law that allows the V.I. Police
Department to use a measuring device to de-
termine the degree of tint on car windows
for compliance with the law prohibiting tint
that reduce visible light transmittance to less
than 35 percent.
Section 13 is a measure that "authorizes"
the V.I. Superior Court to use up to $200,000
from the Fiscal Year 2010 budget for certain
legal fees for judges and magistrates.
DeJongh also approved section 10, which
provides funding from the V.I. Educational
Initiative Fund to the Department of Educa-
tion in order to foster extracurricular activi-
ties, and provide the essential resources for
building skills in career and technical fields
for the students at the Charlotte Amalie
High School, Addelita Cancryn Junior High
School, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
and the St. Croix Education Complex.
"My administration will continue to sup-
port such educational projects that increase
our student's skills and preparedness to suc-
ceed in the workplace, deJongh said.
Gifft Hill School is now
accepting enrollment applications
for the 2010-2011 school year.
Please visit www.giffthillschool.org
or call 340.776.1730 for more information.
St. John Tradewinds, May 10-16, 2010 7
Danish Intern Explores Findings of 1920s Excavations on St. John
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Thanks to the work of one Danish citi-
zen, Denmark's National Museum is loaded
with artifacts, notes and photos taken in and
around St. John in the 1920s that have been
untouched for decades and are just waiting to
University of Copenhagen student Casper
Toftgaard is taking a stab at the collection,
amassed by Gudmund Hatt, who excavated
in Cruz Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Mary Point,
Coral Bay and the south side of St. John soon
after Denmark transferred the Virgin Islands
to the United States. Toftgaard, whose sec-
ond stint on St. John recently came to an end,
is working toward a master's degree in ar-
Toftgaard was on island as part of the
Friends of the V.I. National Park-funded
internship program, which encourages Uni-
versity of Copenhagen students who have
access to copious amounts of data relating to
St. John history in the Danish National Ar-
chives to further their studies on St. John.
Hatt's collection is so large that Toftgaard
decided to focus on just one type of artifact
- stone axes, which date all the way back to
"Hatt was doing really good excavation for
his day," said Toftgaard. "There are close to
100 big wooden crates in the National Muse-
umjust crammed with artifacts. I'm focusing
on stone axes so as not to drown in it all."
Hatt's collection has not been actively
used for research since the 1940s, Toftgaard
The Danish intern prepared for his trip to
St. John by reviewing and gathering notes
and photos taken by Hatt during his excava-
tion on the island.
Toftgaard then applied today's knowledge
and science to Hatt's data to help establish
a more definite chronology for the artifacts
found in the 1920s.
"Carbon dating wasn't available for him,
but now we can do that," said Toftgaard.
"Today, we also have much more knowledge
about things like how stone was traded be-
tween islands. For him, studying the artifacts
was more like studying pieces of art."
Toftgaard plans to write his thesis on the
stone axe portion of Hatt's collection, and
hopes his interest in the artifacts will inspire
other Danish students to follow in his foot-
"There is a lot of stuff just laying in Co-
penhagen that should be available to Carib-
bean archaeology students," he said. "I'm
just starting out in a small way."
Toftgaard's first stint on St. John was in
2008, when he focused on marine archaeol-
ogy. He investigated a vessel wrecked in the
mangroves off Hassel Island, and looked into
the logistics of how Charlotte Amalie harbor
worked. Toftgaard also looked at anchors
stuck in various coral reefs around St. John in
an attempt to discern whether they were there
as moorings, or the result of an accident.
The Danish intern served 19 years in the
Royal Danish Navy before he decided it was
time for something new. He has been a big as-
set to the VINP archaeology program, VINP
Archaeologist Ken Wild explained.
"He's already contributed a lot," Wild said
of Toftgaard. "He's a stabilizing force for our
younger interns, and it's always a pleasure to
Toftgaard expects to return to St. John
later this year to review his thesis and further
findings with Wild.
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8 St. John Tradewinds, May 10-16, 2010
by Sis Frank
Taurus Birthday's Galore
St. John Tradewinds
From "Mers" to Cristina it's a celebration daily for Jude, Jeff,
Glenda, Merry Nash, Inga and even moi! Watch out for us -
Thank you to The Beach Bar Jazz Stars who brought cake and
balloons! Carmen Hamilton is the best cake-cutter known! Gwen
Williams brought balloons that got caught in the ferry boat ceil-
ing, it was madness!
So many cards with wild messages even the bartenders
Marvelous Recital at the Art School
It's a shame if you missed it dancers, pianists, musicians
and vocalists gave their all to a large audience! Thank you all for
your good wishes!
Julian Parton's "St. John, Our Treasure Island"
He has been putting his memories together in a lovely book -
to be seen at the library wonderful pictures of old-timers!
The Partons, now in their 90s, are visiting this week. We had
many laughs over the "good ol' days!"
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Workshop, Drumming Session and
Free Film Screening at Sputnik May 11
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The vibrant culture of the Gari-
funa people will be the focus of an
exciting night at Sputnik's in Coral
Bay on Tuesday, May 11.
Another of the St. John Film
Society's "meet the filmmaker"
series, the May 11 workshop will
feature Oliver Greene and his col-
orful film "Play, Jankunu Play,"
about the music and dance ex-
pressed in the Garifuna Wanara-
gua ritual, Jankunu.
The event, which starts at 5
p.m., will also include a drum-
ming session hosted by the Unitar-
ian Universalist Fellowship of St.
The Garifuna people are de-
scendants of Native Americans of
the Caribbean and West Africans
brought to the West Indies to toil
on sugar plantations in the islands.
After being exiled from St. Vin-
cent, the Garifuna were relocated
to Central America.
Greene, who has a Ph.D. in eth-
nomusicology from Florida State
University, has studied the culture
of the Garifuna since a university
advisor mentioned there was a
lack of information regarding the
"That was back in 1993 or
1994," said Greene. "While I was
at Florida State, I was in the Carib-
bean steel pan band and I was in
the African drumming ensemble
so I told my principal advisor that I
wanted to focus on something that
was Afro-Caribbean. She was the
one who suggested that very little
work had been done on the Gari-
funa and that I could look into that
After reading about the culture,
Greene was intrigued and a series
of events assured him he was on
the right path.
"I read up on them and it sparked
my interest," said Greene. "Then
various doors started to open. For
example, once I decided to follow
this path I went to an anthropolo-
gist who had excavated Myan ru-
ins in Belize and she told me all
about the Garifuna people along
the coast there."
"I also attended a conference at
the University of Northern Florida
that was all about the Garifuna
St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Oliver Greene
Garifuna people of Belize perform the Jankunu ritual with
masks painted to mimic former British oppressors.
culture, music and traditions," he
said. "This was all within a two-
month period and it didn't end
there. I was working in a mall in
the Tallahassee area and a gentle-
man of Caribbean descent came
"I happened to mention that I
was studying the Garifuna people
and he said, 'are you Garifuna,'"
said Greene. "He said, 'I'm Gari-
funa.' He was the only person of
Garifuna descent in the whole Tal-
lahassee area and he helped me
with my looking at different as-
pects of the culture and music."
The Garifuna are a distinct cul-
ture retaining their own language,
music and rituals throughout their
long exile from their West Indian
"The Garifuna people are a mix-
ture of Native American, primarily
Arawak and Caribs, and people
from African and West African
descent who were brought to the
Caribbean to be enslaved," said
Greene. "There was a ship full of
West Africans who were going to
be enslaved and the ship wrecked
in the West Indies. The survivors
swam to nearby St. Vincent island
and there the Africans intermin-
gled with the Native Americans
and this was the creation of the
people called Garifuna."
"They were later defeated by
the British in 1796 and exiled to
Central America," Greene said.
"First they were sent to Hondu-
ras but then they made their way,
migrating to Belize, Guatemala
and Nicaragua. They are a distinct
cultural group with their own lan-
guage, cultural practices, foods,
dances, music and rituals."
Today Garifuna people can be
found from Los Angels to New
York and Chicago, but the group
Continued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds, May 10-16, 2010 9
Nickbarg To Sail for Yale
National Single-handed Laser
Champ Picks East Coast College
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With the U.S. national single-
handed laser championship under
his belt and team and fleet racing
success with his Antilles team
members, Love City's Max Nick-
barg was a tantalizing prospect for
the nation's top collegiate sailing
The only problem Nickbarg
faced was choosing which one of
two elite universities to attend -
if that can even be considered a
Nickbarg only applied to two
schools Yale and Stanford -
both of which quickly accepted the
star high school sailor.
But after visiting one of the
campuses recently, the St. John
sailing sensation has settled on
where he'll spend his next four
years in Connecticut.
Nickbarg will call New Haven
home as he enters Yale next year
and joins the school's esteemed
"I chose Yale over Stanford af-
ter I went up and visited the cam-
pus in New Haven a few weeks
ago," said Nickbarg. "It's just
closer to home and east coast sail-
ing is more competitive than west
coast sailing. Also, I'll get to sail
more because there are sectional
regattas every weekend."
Nickbarg wasn't interested in
the prospect of flying across the
country to sail against east coast
teams if he attended the California
"If I went to Stanford, I would
have had to fly to the east coast a
lot for regattas," said the Antilles
Before he heads up to Yale,
however, Nickbarg still has sev-
eral competitions left in which to
sail for his Antilles team. The team
already handily won its qualifiers
for both high school nationals in
team and fleet racing.
Antilles School's sailing team
headed up to Greenwich, Connect-
icut, this past weekend for the fleet
racing Mallory Championship and
will fly to Seattle, Washington,
in two weeks for the team racing
championship Baker Cup.
"We finished fourth in team rac-
ing last year and we're hoping to
win this year," Nickbarg said.
The sailor will also compete in
laser competitions in Puerto Rico
and South Carolina before he
packs his bags for college.
"I'll sail in the CFC Games and
then the NorthAmericans as well,"
said Nickbarg. "The summer is
getting pretty booked up."
Add a few match races with
fellow Antilles graduate Tyler
Canfield and Nickbarg is certainly
looking at a busy summer. The St.
John sailor, however, is already
looking forward to his upcoming
"I'm looking forward to mov-
ing to the states, meeting new
people and doing a lot more sail-
ing," he said. "I'll probably miss
the weather here and the whole is-
land lifestyle. But I'll come back
and visit a lot."
In addition to his busy sailing
and school schedule, Nickbarg
might find himself on television.
The St. John sailor recently crewed
on an 80-foot maxi Kialla IV, in
the BVI Spring Regatta, much of
which was captured by MTV film
crews shooting a reality show pi-
"They filmed a pilot for a real-
ity show," said Nickbarg. "They
shot a lot of sailing and then all the
parties and stuff. I had a lot of fun
because it was the first time I've
sailed on such a big boat."
If things progress as projected
for Nickbarg, it certainly won't be
the last time he sails on such a big
boat. Congratulations Max!
Maho Bay and Concordia Environmental
Tours Are Available for School Groups
St. John Tradewinds
Concordia Eco-Resort and
Maho Bay Camps on St. John
have made their resort facilities
available to school groups for
student tours showing examples
of environmental sensitivity.
In the last few years, both eco-
resorts have received recognition
and recommendations in National
Geographic Adventure Magazine,
The New York Times and many
Maho Bay Camps offers chil-
dren and adults a wide array of
art classes featuring products
made from recycled materi-
als. Many school groups have
enjoyed watching Maho's staff
glassblowers wield the hot glass
into colorful bowls, glasses and
The evening glassblowing
demonstrations are free and after-
noon sessions can be arranged for
school groups by appointment.
Unlike any traditional resort,
Concordia is unique, not only
in the Virgin Islands but in the
world, with canvas-covered eco-
St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Maho Bay Campground
A group of students watch as an artist at Maho
Glassworks creates art pieces from recycled glass.
tents, powered by solar energy,
and built with site-sensitive tech-
niques. The eco-tents provide
sleeping accommodations for
five or six people, private toilets
and solar heated showers, kitchen
facilities with refrigerator, and
spectacular ocean views.
This year Concordia added
four new Eco-Studios to its ac-
commodations which represent
the leading edge of sustainable
resort development. On the side
of a hill, boardwalks and stairs
connect the road, eco-tents and
For more information and
reservations, please contact 715-
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website www.maho.org and
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By Dustin Prudhomme
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Rescue, Inc. is an all
volunteer organization dedicated
to saving lives and building a bet-
ter community through participa-
tion, education, and community
When residents of St. John see
volunteers responding to a call of
duty, many wonder, what they can
do to be a part of SJR, they can do
to assist the group, or even wonder
who really is a part of SJR?
There are many ways residents
can help SJR provide emergency
support services to residents and
tourists on the island.
Anyone can become a member
and volunteer their time or exper-
tise to serving the community in
which they live. Within the organi-
zation residents volunteer on three
SJR has responding members,
supporting members, and special
members, which all serve a vital
role within the support provided
by SJR to the community.
Responding members actively
participate in emergency incidents
and must meet mandatory train-
ing and certification requirements
throughout the year.
Three Spanish Films
End "The Forum"
St. John Tradewinds
The Forum will end its 2009-10
season with three wonderful Span-
ish films, which are all award win-
ning films in Spanish with English
The films will be shown at Mar-
ket Square East Cinemas, start-
ing at 7 p.m., on three successive
Wednesdays. The ticket price for
each is $15, and $5 for students
with an ID.
"Broken Embraces," the lat-
est work of the renowned Spanish
director Pedro Almodovar, will be
shown on Wednesday, May 12.
Save May 19 for "Gigante," a
romantic comedy/drama and May
26 for "Sin Nombre," a tough sto-
ry about illegal immigration and
gangs shot in Mexico.
To buy tickets in advance, call
Reichhold Center for the Arts at
693-1559, or go to Dockside Book-
shop, Interiors or Home Again. For
more details call 690-4350.
By becoming a responding
member, volunteers assist at lo-
cal community events, respond to
medical emergencies, and partici-
pate in specialized training units
such as marine rescue, rappelling,
SJR responding members have
specialized skills in vehicle and
structure stabilization and extrica-
tion using state of the art equip-
ment. Some of the state of the art
equipment used by the group are
Jaws of Life, Portable Automated
External Defibrillator, oxygen kits
and an island-wide communica-
Anyone who is a hands-on per-
son and wants to provide service
back to the community is urged to
become a responding member.
I T. J
Power Swim Warm-up Set for May 16
Join Friends of V.I. National Park on Sunday, May 16, for the
third and final practice swim before the big race.
Meet at Maho Bay beach at 8:30 a.m. and swim whichever
course Cinnamon, Trunk or Hawksnest. Safety boats will be in
the water for support. Swim assisted (with fins, mask, snorkel) or
swim unassisted, just come swim.
Friends is still looking for more enthusiastic and helpful folks to
assist with the power swim.
The race itself will be on Sunday, May 30, at 8 a.m. Registration
is now open. Go to www.friendsvinp.org/swim or call 779-4940
for more details, to register or volunteer for the event.
"JJ" Fun Day Set for Memorial Day
The Fifth Annual Javon J. Alfred Fun Day will be on Monday,
May 31, at the Winston Wells ball field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The entire community is invited to join in fun, games and food.
The Fun Day commemorates Deverell Alfred's son "JJ" who was
struck by a truck and killed on his way home from school on
Christmas Eve five years ago.
The Alfreds need donations of money, games, toys, refreshments
and more to make the day a success. Stop by St. John Tradewinds
office on the third floor of The Marketplace to make a donation, or
call 776-6496 or email email@example.com.
"It's important to spend time with family because if something
tragic happens, you will feel like you took advantage of all the
time that you had," said Deverell Alfred.
now hire the BESTI
Supporting members provide
logistical and administrative assis-
tance, and train alongside to pro-
vide support to responding mem-
bers at their option.
While many residents want to
be a part of this great organization,
by becoming a supporting mem-
ber, they can provide a service
back to the community without the
direct hands-on approach needed
from responding members.
SJR has a third membership of
special members and this is com-
prised of individuals who assist in
obtaining grants and fundraising.
This group of membership will be
discussed more as SJR celebrates
15 years of serving the community
through professional volunteer
SJR meets on a monthly basis at
Myrah Keating Smith Community
Health Center on the first Thurs-
day of every month at 7 p.m.
The group also has a minimum
of two trainings per month. The
general public is invited to all
trainings and meetings to develop
a better understanding of how res-
cue operates and how they can be
of assistance. Contact a member of
SJR for more information attend-
ing a meeting.
Waterfront Bistro Chef Miner Takes
Third in Ultimate Chef Challenge
St. John Tradewinds
The Second Annual Banco Popular Ultimate Chef
Challenge drew world accomplished chefs from St.
Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Virgin Gorda who
competed on Wednesday, April 28, extending the cel-
ebration of V.I. Carnival into the early evening.
The impressive list of chefs included: Erica Min-
er, Executive Chef, St. John Waterfront Bistro, St.
John; Elvet Carty, Chef de Cuisine, Herv6 Restau-
rant and Bar, St. Thomas; Vincent Russo, Executive
Chef, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas; Ryan Burke,
Sous Chef, Lobster Grille, St. Thomas; Negust Kaza,
Executive Chef, Tutto Beni, St. Croix; and Hemant
Dadlani, Executive Chef, Rosewood Little Dix Bay,
After the grueling and exciting competition,
Dadlani of Little Dix Bay took top honors as the
Grand Prize winner, walking away with $1,000 and
an inscribed Versace platter from Banco Popular.
Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Russo took second
place and $750; and St. John Waterfront Bistro Exec-
utive Chef Miner took home $500 for her third place
The event was so popular last year, a new venue
was found on the lawn in front of Fort Christian to
accommodate the crowds wanting a personal glimpse
of top chefs in action.
The Ultimate Chef Challenge is the only event of
its kind on St. Thomas featuring chefs from all the Vir-
gin Islands. In the 60-minute challenge, chefs opened
a mystery basket of ingredients that were required in
each of their two competition dishes.
A community kitchen of "Virgin Fresh" ingredi-
ents provided by the USVI Department of Agriculture
and the UVI Extension Service as well as other in-
gredients were available for the chefs. Each chef was
also allowed to bring herbs, spices and garnishes that
compliment their own style of cooking.
The dishes were scored by a panel of judges on vi-
sual appeal, taste, originality, nutritional balance and
sanitation. The chef with the highest combined num-
ber of points was deemed the grand prize winner.
The judges were Antolin Velasco Velez of Banco
St. John Tradewinds News Photo
3rd Place Winners St. John Waterfront
Bistro Chef Erica Miner, left, and her Sous
Chef Leslie Reska.
Popular, Chef Larry Nibbs with Nibbs Catering and
Patricia LaCorte, of Oceana and Grand Cru. The chal-
lenge was officiated by Oran Bowery, the 2009 Ulti-
mate Chef Winner Mat Mathayom from St. John and
Leslie Gumbs, of Theo's Personal Chef Services.
The Department of Agriculture and UVI Exten-
sion Service promoted Virgin Fresh produce with a
display of local produce and proteins grown in the
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Housing Committee Hears Update
on Calabash Boom Affordable Units
St. John Tradewinds
In an effort to receive an update on the status of
affordable home ownership projects, emergency
housing units, low income building tax credit financ-
ing and other relevant issues pertaining to residents
owning inexpensive homes territory-wide, members
of the V.I. Senate Committee on Housing, Sports
and Veterans Affairs met with officials from the V.I.
Housing Finance Authority, V.I. Housing Authority
and private contractors next week.
Representatives from VIHFA told committee
members they've completed several home-ownership
programs that have taken time to complete.
"After a long, painstaking 17-year-old, the author-
ity is pleased to announce that the units located on the
eastern end of St. John in Calabash Boom have been
completed," said VIHFA executive director Clifford
The price tag for a home in Calabash Boom is ap-
proximately $410,000, but subsidized costs lower
the price to $295,000 for an immediate equity of
St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch
Mortgages for the brand new Calabash
Boom town homes, above, could be
available for as little as $295,000,
according to officials.
$115,000. The VIHFA anticipates homes will be sold
by early May and June which would allow first-time
home buyers to be eligible for the $8,000 federal tax
Photojournalist Explores V.I. Identity
St. John Tradewinds
Who exactly is a Virgin Is-
lander? Is it someone bor here?
Is it someone who has chosen to
live here? Is it a people bound by
common language, culture, and
It's a controversial subject that
prompted one photojournalist to
explore the topic exhibition en-
titled "All Ah We: A U.S. Virgin
Islands Community Portrait Proj-
ect" scheduled to be on display
May 7 at the Reichhold Center for
the Arts, with a free reception be-
ginning at 6 p.m.
The exhibition will be one part
of the V.I. Humanities Council's
"We the People: Building Com-
munity, Celebrating Diversity
Conference on Bridging Cultures,"
May 7 and 8 on St. Thomas.
The unique diversity of the U.S.
Virgin Islands was the driving
force for photojournalist Michael
Nissman to produce a one-of-a-
kind portrait collection of the peo-
ple of this historical territory.
From the most well-known to
the least, this photo collection of
portraits seeks to find a cross-sec-
tion of Virgin Islanders, including
people of all walks of life, back-
grounds, skill sets, ages, origin and
history. This portrait series seeks
to put a face to the driving ques-
tion, "who is a Virgin Islander?"
In addition to the portraits, each
photo will accompany a short de-
scription in their words of what in
that person's view constitutes a
This portrait series will be fea-
tured as an exhibit in the VIHC
sponsored forum "Building Com-
munity, Celebrating Diversity" in
In addition to the May exhib-
it in St. Thomas, showings will
be scheduled later in the year on
both St. Croix and St. Thomas/St.
In addition to the photo exhib-
its, each of which will feature ap-
proximately 40 portraits, Dr. Robin
Sters plans to make a companion
book of as many as 600 photos and
statements Nissman will gather
from across the territory.
ist Nissman started his journalism
career at age 16 while working for
his hometown newspaper in the
U.S. Virgin Islands. Since then he
has been a contract photographer
for numerous publications includ-
ing Sports Illustrated.
He's the recipient of more than
a dozen state, regional and na-
tional awards including a team-
recipient of the Pacemaker Award,
the highest honor in college jour-
nalism. His work has appeared in
two exhibits in the U.S. including
photographs he produced in New
Orleans in the wake of Hurricane
Nissman is currently a reporter/
anchor with TV2, a CBS affiliate
in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2009,
at the age of 23, Nissman produced
his first documentary, "Hurricane
Hugo: The Longest Night."
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IGBA Awards Premier Homes Its Highest Rating of Five Stars
St. John Tradewinds
The Island Green Building As-
sociation has recognized Premier
Homes, LLC, as the recipient of
a 5-Star Rating in the Residential
Tropical Green Building Certifica-
This is the highest award of-
fered by IGBA, a non-profit orga-
nization that provides leadership
on sustainable and environmen-
tally responsible development.
Premier Homes, LLC earned
the award with their proto-type
model home, currently occupied
by owners Richard and Kim Borck
of Estate Clairmont on the north
shore of St. Croix.
The home meets a checklist of
eligibility requirements, includ-
ing sustainable features such as
site planning and design, building
structure, water management, en-
ergy conservation, waste minimi-
zation and innovation in advanced
Green Building Design and Tech-
The checklist, which canbe seen
at www.igba-stjohn.org, scores a
point system to award three, four
and five star levels of Green Build-
ing Certification specific to Virgin
Richard and Kim Borck start-
ed Premier Homes, LLC in 2007
with a strong desire to build a to-
tally "green" home that was self-
sufficient and utilized sound site
development techniques, and then
offer "turn-key" home packages to
"We wanted to include the most
innovative and best-tested tech-
nologies to determine our struc-
tural and finish components, and
utilize the wind and sun to power
the home and heat the water," said
Borck. "We also wanted to include
power regardless ofwhether WAPA
was on or off, and have systems to
clean and pump wastewater to our
landscape, and use native plants
and proper soil retention."
The Borck's were inspired by
construction materials proposed
for the St. Croix Environmental
Associations' Estate Southgate Fa-
cilities, where they discovered the
RASTRA Insulated Concrete
Form wall system.
Using 85 percent recycled con-
tent, the grouted walls are rated to
withstand winds of 200 MPH, and
earthquakes up to 8.0, plus pro-
vide excellent insulation with an
"R value" of 36 using one half the
concrete and reinforcing than fully
grouted 8-inch block wall.
WESTIN VIRGIN GRAND VILLA OWNERS
/ Are you concerned about rapidly escalating maintenance fees
and special assessments?
/ Are you tired of getting less service for far more money?
/ Are you exasperated by the lack of transparency of
/ Are you aware of the loss of resale value because of high
/ Are you aware that owners who pay their fees are being
required to pay the unpaid maintenance fees of other
We are villa owners who want to prevent Starwood from making
more costly changes without required owner consent. We also
want to revise the by-laws, which give Starwood complete control
of the Board of the owners' association until the very last unit is
sold. And we want to elect independent owner representatives to
We need the names and e-mail addresses of as many owners as
possible because Starwood won't disclose that information. If you
are interested in obtaining more information or participating, log
on to http://stjohnvirgingrandvillaowners.com/Forum/
or please email Gene Jaspan: CruisingEMJ@gmail.com
St. JohnTradewinds News Photo Courtesy of IGBA
This St. Croix home is the first in the territory to receive
5-Star status from the Island Green Building Association.
The designers have plans to construct two similar homes
on St. John this year.
"I found the wall system to
be perfect for our use at Premier
Homes, so we became the Carib-
bean Distributor for this product,"
Premier Homes also uses FI-
BEROCK "Aqua-Tough" dry-
wall by US Gypsum which is 85
percent recycled, and recycled
composite countertops by Avoni-
te, making them a leader in re-
using discarded materials for new
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"Our goal is to use renewable
and recycled resources for our
homes," said Borck.
Wind and/or solar systems are
also included in "turn-key" pack-
ages capable of powering at least
60 percent of normal house loads
with battery back-up, and all water
The company distributes wind
turbines from both Raum Energy,
and Urban Green Energy. For so-
lar power, they offer panels from
various manufactures and typical-
ly utilize OutBack Controls and
Inverters to complete the package
that powers their homes.
The Borck's now live in their
model home and have contracted to
build three more Premier Homes;
a turn-key home/villa at Grassy
Point in St. Croix (a small cottage
on a rock cropping in the Carib-
bean Sea, now nearly completed),
and two more in Coral Bay, St.
John a main house and guest
cottage to begin in May, 2010.
Premier Homes has designed
and engineered six models for cli-
ents to choose from, and offers to
build out custom homes.
Both IGBA and Premier
Homes, LLC are helping ecologi-
cally sound building to become a
reality in the Virgin Islands, and
both are excellent resources for
those who want to build an island
dream home, or retrofit one, with-
out nightmares about negative ef-
fects on the environment.
For more information, visit Pre-
mier Homes, LLC at www.phvi.
com and the Island Green Building
Association at www.igba-stjohn.
14 St. John Tradewinds, May 10-16, 2010
Letters to St. John Tradewinds
Not only are we killing off a majority of the life on this planet, we
are fighting each other to the same result.
We are self-conscious and we can teach ourselves.
We are able to connect emotionally with each other and all life on
We are a physically powerful form of life on this planet.
Let's not kill all life on this planet in a fight to see whose way is
best, there is no alternative. Life is at stake.
she was a day playing with dolls
ones with eyes that blinked and hair that combed
she was a room full of dress ups
silky, feathery, sequined and spike heeled
she was a child's tea party, into each tiny cup
she poured a surprise, a joy, an innocence
her teapot brimmed with love
she was only partly of this earth
roaming freely, wholly, through the universe
gathering moons and rainbows
her being so full it's light spilled everywhere
so that all the island knew of her, was swept up in her
now her children and her children's children
an all ah we, her island children
can find her in the touch of the sea
the arc of a wing, the flame of cloud
her cosmic light reflecting, reflecting
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: 10
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 35
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 19
Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0
When the dawn broke on April 15, 2010, a beauti-
ful soul escaped a fragile body and soared into eterni-
ty leaving behind both friend and family. While those
of us left behind remain tethered to this earth, a spirit
now mingles with those loved ones that have gone
The earthly remains are now for us to honor in
prayer and thought while we look back on a life that
was long and fulfilling. No one's memory will be able
to fully recreate the life of this remarkable woman but
for those that knew her she will always bring a smile.
Janet and I first met Erva Claire Denham in late
1969 soon after we arrived on St. John. We were look-
ing for work when we met two young high school
dropouts who recently landed on the island and had
contracted ajob to paint a hotel called "Lille Maho."
The hotel, which at the time was only accessible
by four-wheel drive jeep over a treacherous rocky dirt
road, consisted of two duplex cottages, a main house
for the owners and a small one-room unit atop a com-
missary and storage room.
It was isolated and private, without phones or
neighbors, except one, the infamous Ethel McCully.
The young painters as it turned out had never painted
anything and were glad to include us in the deal by
taking advantage of our more experienced work his-
After a bone-jarring ride with the newly hired paint-
ers bouncing around in the back of an old army jeep
and Janet and I holding on for dear life in the front
seat, we arrived at Lille Maho Hotel. Our driver was
Erva August, the daughter of Erva Claire and John
Denham, both named after their grandmother Erva
Erva August was about the same age as Janet and I
and had a cheerful positive nature, not unlike that of
her mother and grandmother. The Denhams also had
a younger daughter named Bish, who was the baby of
The remoteness of the hotel and the fact that we
had no transportation required us to stay at the hotel
while the painting work was being done. That was the
beginning of a long and enjoyable relationship with
the Boulon/Denham family that would span 40 years
and include many enjoyable moments.
As a young couple with little more than our ideals
and a desire to experience St. John, Janet and I settled
into the quiet life at Lille Maho. When the cottage
painting was completed and our young friends moved
on to other endeavors, we were asked to stay on and
manage the hotel for the Denhams.
Erva Claire, whose knowledge and wit was mixed
with a pragmatism that was both direct and humorous,
became my mentor. While Janet busied herself with
the management and bookings of the hotel, I concen-
trated on the grounds and cottages.
EC, as she was called, reacted to my eagerness to
learn about landscaping and the native flora by intro-
ducing me to the many plants that flourished around
the hotel grounds.
The landscaping was nothing at all like we have
today, where hotel sites are bulldozed to bare earth
and Florida nursery plants are used to recreate some
tropical fantasy. EC chose to integrate native plants
and trees with her favorite flowering plants to mini-
mize maintenance and enhance the hotels semi wild
My willingness to learn was all EC needed to begin
a lesson that to this day is the bedrock of my native
plant knowledge. Our walks and talks went on for
hours and were not just about the many useful plants
that surrounded us but also mixed with colorful sto-
ries of St. John and its people.
Through her eyes and words I grew to love St. John
and to understand that this small island paradise was
just a microcosm of the world beyond. That romance,
betrayal, jealousy, power, lust and humor were all wo-
ven into island life like so many strands in the native
whist baskets. Her stories were ribald and humorous,
told in such a way that you came to understand how
island living was uniquely personal, that everyone
had something good and bad to say about the other.
EC let it be known that she was not going to join
her continental contemporaries in their risqu6 social
scene of parties, drinking and gossip, but preferred
the pragmatism of the native St. Johnians. She prof-
fered her blunt opinions and said what she felt regard-
less of the company.
I learned so much from EC in those early years that
to this day I am guided by her wisdom that made un-
derstanding island life simple and uncomplicated. For
Janet and I the romance of St. John was intoxicating
and our innocence was most evident. EC recognized
our optimism but never succumbed to the jaded na-
ture of her stateside contemporaries by discouraging
our pursuit of mixing with the locals.
With a look of caution and simple words she let us
know how best to engage the cultural differences that
we encountered those first years on St. John. She had
a concise knowledge of the layering of relationships
that made up St. John society and with the skill of a
surgeon she cut out the phony transplants that arrived
with their attitudes and the locals that playfully ma-
nipulated our innocence.
She loved her husband and children above all and
delighted in telling us stories of their life on St. John,
often in their company, which always ended in loud
belly-generated laughter by all present.
This family enjoyed each other and as Janet and I
were graciously assimilated, we also were included in
their gatherings and lives. Lille Maho was the center
of our existence for three wonderful years while we
managed the hotel for the Denhams and many great
memories were created.
Erva Claire was the mother of us all in those days;
her presence was always welcome; her love always
felt and her generosity always offered.
Janet and I will miss you EC and our memories will
never let us forget you, but most importantly we will
always thank you for guiding us in our early years on
St. John. May you rest in peace.
Andy and Janet Rutnik
The Early Days with Erva Claire
Still No Up-front Funding
for Solar Water Heaters
By Karen Vahling
St. John Tradewinds
Frustrations are reaching the
boiling point for Virgin Islanders
responding to a promised oppor-
tunity to save money, save energy
and save the planet with rebates
for solar water heaters.
Everyone is motivated except
the people who hold the check-
book at the Virgin Island Energy
Office, according to Senator at
Large Craig Barshinger, who says
someone should be in hot water.
The VI. Legislature Act 7075
promised lower utility bills, new
jobs and less use of fossil fuels
with a program that offers "solar
water heaters at no upfront cost."
The program, which combines
loans and rebates to pay for solar
water heaters and installations,
was to begin last fall, but not a sin-
gle rebate/loan package has been
fulfilled. Although Virgin Island-
ers are ready to participate in the
program, the money has yet to ap-
pear from the VIEO including
federal funds allocated by Presi-
dent Obama through the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"All the stakeholders are say-
ing 'yes' to the Solar Water Heater
(SWH) program, but the VIEO is
saying 'no,'" said Sen. Barshinger.
"Young people signed up to be
trained at C-TECH on St. Croix
and completed the course; V.I. in-
stallers cross-trained so they could
install solar water heaters; a busi-
ness formed on St. Thomas and
began manufacturing solar water
heaters in the V.I., with the intent
to ship throughout the Caribbean
as well as meet the demand here."
"Over 200 customers got quotes
and applied for the rebate/loan
packages with the VI. Energy Of-
fice," Sen. Barshinger said.
Despite all the positive response
from the people and employers, the
VIEO has failed in its responsibil-
ity to fund the program, he added.
"The SWH graduates are idle,
the customers are frustrated, the
ARRA money is not being spent,
and the SWH manufacturer has
laid off the workers and they have
looked at moving the manufac-
"All the stakehold-
ers are saying "yes"
to the Solar Water
Heater Program, but
the VIEO is saying
turing portion of their business to
Haiti," said the senator. "Every
stakeholder group jumped at the
opportunity, while the executive
branch has not brought a single re-
bate/loan cycle to fruition."
Governor John deJongh signed
Act 7075 into law in July of
2009, laying the groundwork for
the SWH program, and he often
speaks of performance indicators
in his management methods.
"I am wondering what kind of
performance this indicates," Sen.
Stakeholders are voicing their
frustrations at increasing levels.
Ed McKenzie of Solar Systems,
LLC, and his employees have been
hit hard by the delays.
"We had confidence in Presi-
dent Obama's plans and the com-
mitment expressed by our local
government, so we made the in-
vestments and created our busi-
ness," said McKenzie. "We now
have losses exceeding $100,000
and have had to lay off eight em-
ployees that produced over 200
solar water heaters."
Brian Walden, also of Solar
Systems, LLC, still has hopes that
the program will materialize.
"Senator Barshinger, as Chair-
man of the Committee on Eco-
nomic Development, Energy and
Technology, has been very proac-
tive as far as listening to the needs
of the private sector," said Walden.
"He is not afraid to lead, though he
may anger some people. I run into
so many people in the government
who just give you lip service be-
cause they fear political ramifica-
tions, but Craig walks the walk
and talks the talk."
"We have been getting a lot of
positive feedback from deJongh's
office, and Bevan Smith, Direc-
tor of VIEO says there have been
several loans approved but as
of today, no funds have been re-
leased," said Walden. "We hope to
see results soon."
Under Act 7075, solar hot wa-
ter heaters are now required by law
for all new and substantially modi-
fied construction in the U.S. Virgin
Islands, 70 percent of all hot water
must come from energy efficient
The Division of Planning and
Natural Resources is mandated by
the act to enforce the solar water
heating requirement in all plans
submitted to them for approval.
The SWH program is "an easily
implementable and cost effective
opportunity for reducing demands
for imported fossil fuels; creating
much needed jobs, improving the
local economy and is an essential
strategy in the process of creating
a truly secure and sustainable en-
ergy future," according to the law.
While this sounds good in theo-
ry, it is not being practiced as yet.
Despite the late and rocky start,
Sen. Barshinger was confident that
VIEO will come through and ful-
fill its mission.
"The VIEO has increased its
staff members for the program and
has the ability to deliver funds for
the solar water heater program,"
said Sen. Barshinger. "All other
pieces are in place and I trust the
VIEO is working to get the pro-
cess in action soon. Keep applying
for the program, and remember
that public input will be accepted
for the upcoming hearing of the
Committee on Economic Devel-
opment, Energy and Technology,
where testimony on the SHW pro-
gram will be heard."
That hearing will be on Mon-
day, May 10, at 6 p.m. in the Frits
E. Lawaetz Legislative Hall on St.
Croix. To apply for a solar water
heater, call the VIEO at 774-3320
To report a complaint or com-
pliment, call Gov. deJongh at 774-
0001 or call Barshinger at 693-
3546; e: senator(,barshinger.net.
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Workshop, Drumming Session
and Free Film Screening May 11
Continued from Page 8
retains its rich culture and elaborate rituals.
Performed during Christmas time, the Jankunu ritual is the focus o
Greene's film. Men in mock European masks dance to beating drum:
while going house to house throughout their neighborhood.
"The music, dance and ritual are all called Jankunu," said Greene
"The songs are a form of male social commentary. The distinct fea
ture are these masks and you have to remember the Garifuna ha(
encounters with the British from back in St. Vincent."
"Then after they arrived in Belize, which was formally Britisl
Honduras, they had reason to mimic this group of former oppres
sors," said Greene. "The costumes that they wear have wire mask:
with European faces painted on them."
In addition to the masks, Garifunas taking part in the Jankunu ritua
weave together their African and Native American heritage, Green
"They have headdresses with feathers to represent the retention
of their Native American ancestry and they have knee rattles tha
represent a retention of their African ancestry," he said. "They als(
dress in costumes of mostly white shirts with black or white pant:
and crisscrossing ribbons around their waist which mimic the Britisl
The ritual dates back to plantation era times when dancers woul
travel from one mahogany camp to the next and similar rituals hav<
been discovered across the Caribbean, Greene added.
"Today they go from house to house in the neighborhood and i
begins on Christmas Day," said Greene. "In Belize, where I filmed th
documentary, it was believed to have been introduced from Jamaica
There is an older tradition in Jamaica and also similar dances to th
Jankunu are common in St. Kitts, Nevis, Guyana, Dominican Repub
lic, Bermuda and even North Carolina."
Greene will discuss his film and lead a drumming session on Mai
11 in addition to screening "Play, Jankunu Play." For more informa
tion check out the group's website at www.stjohnfilm.com
SJFS's 2010 spring film series is sponsored in part by the Nationa
Endowment for the Arts
Continued from Page 4
"The judges loved MaLinda Media's work," said
Brown. "They just kept picking MaLinda Media's
work time after time."
While the local and world economy continue to
s recover, the American Advertising Federation of the
Virgin Islands is doing what it can to make its mem-
bers' lives easier.
"It's been a tough couple of years and we had a few
fewer entries, but a lot more companies became mem-
bers and first time entries," said Brown. "I think that
says a lot about good small businesses being able to
get started here and do good work. Another thing that
s was different this year was that we tried to respect
that it was a tough year for many businesses and we
S tried to keep the event to a very reasonable price."
e While previous Addy Awards show tickets went
for upwards of $100, this year's event tickets were
n only $30 for members and $35 for non-members.
t "We really did the show on a shoestring budget
o and it would not have been such a success if not for
s the many volunteers who worked so hard behind the
h scenes," said Brown.
For the first time this year, the VI. advertising club
awarded a Best Of Student work to Paul Remy Jr.
e "We had our largest student show this year," said
Brown. "We only had five entries, but it's a start, and
we gave out our first ever Student Best Of award."
e As the business landscape begins to improve, Ad-
vertising Association membership certainly has its
e privileges, explained Brown.
"It's a trade association and it's not just for adver-
tising agencies, but for publishers, photographers and
copywriters," Brown said. "Everyone gets together
and we kind of look out for each other and become
friends. You always like to hire your friends so you
can see the benefits there."
"It's a really great thing to be a member to increase
business especially in the world in which we operate
today," said Brown.
Although she has several years of publications
now under her belt and more than a handful of Addy
Awards, MaLinda Media publisher Nelson is not
about to rest on her laurels. Instead, the MaLinda Me-
Jaime Elliott displaying MaLinda Media's
three gold ADDY awards.
dia team is eagerly looking ahead to the release of her
"My inspiration comes from my experiences on St.
John and St. Thomas based on what I find unique
and interesting about each island," said Nelson. "It
is the diversity of the Virgin Islands community that
gives me my main inspiration. Over the last few years,
I've received so many telephone calls and emails from
people with story suggestions my editorial idea list
keeps growing each year."
"Our 2011 editions are currently in the works with
another dozen or so incredible features for each of the
island magazines," Nelson said.
For anyone who didn't fare as well as Nelson, the
publisher offered a bit of advice.
"Never think you can't achieve something al-
ways challenge yourself by stepping out of your com-
fort zone," said Nelson. "It's healthy to feel nervous
and excited at the same time take calculated risks
and always strive to do better. You're never the best
you can be; there's always room for improvement."
For more information on the Advertising Associa-
tion of the Virgin Islands and a complete list of 2010
Addy Award winners check out www.adclubvi.org.
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S information that seems insignificant may be just
what law enforcement needs to solve these cases.
s" On the island of St. John, on April 26, the main
office building at Gift Hill School was burglar-
ized with the business office and supply rooms be-
ing broken into. The suspect(s) entered by prying
open the eastern door. Items stolen included a safe
containing over $1,400, and a flat screen Toshiba
Help law enforcement solve these or any other
unsolved crimes by submitting an anonymous tip
at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling
All tips are completely anonymous, and the
stateside operators are bilingual. If a tip leads to
an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, ille-
gal drugs, or weapons, the tipster receives a cash
reward to be paid according to their instructions.
Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eli-
gible for these cash rewards. Technology makes it
virtually impossible for anyone to trace your tip.
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unteers and is financed by membership dues and
sponsor contributions. To join in the fight against
crime, become a volunteer or a dues-paying mem-
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St. John Tradewinds, May 10-16, 2010 17
Territory Receives Two Highway Safety Grants
St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh's office received notifica-
tion from the U.S. Department of Transportation last
week of the award of two National Highway Traf-
fic Safety Administration grants totaling more than
"These grants will support ongoing highway safety
programs in the Virgin Islands. In the first grant, the
territory will receive $344,085 as part of a nation-
wide funding of highway safety programs," said de-
Jongh. "This formula grant is awarded each year by
the Department of Transportation. The second grant
award totals $75,414 and must be used to implement
and enforce occupant protection programs to reduce
deaths and injuries from riding either unrestrained or
improperly restrained in motor vehicles."
DeJongh was pleased to see the additional funding
awarded to the territory at a time when the V.I. Police
Department and the Office of Highway Safety con-
tinue their public education programs to encourage
motorists to drive safely on the roads and highways
of the Virgin Islands.
St. John Police Report
Emergency Land Line: 911
Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110
Sunday, May 2
6:30 p.m. A citizen p/r her ex-boyfriend threatened to destroy
her vehicle. Telephone harassment, D.V
10:04 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident c/requesting police as-
sistance. Police assistance.
Monday, May 3
9:10 a.m. An Estate Bordeaux resident c/r that she was as-
saulted by her boyfriend. Aggravated assault and battery.
9:50 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that he was assaulted
by his ex-girlfriend. Simple assault.
10:25 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music coming from Gifft Hill.
Disturbance of the peace.
Tuesday, May 4
10:15 a.m. A George Simmonds Terrace resident p/r being
harassed. Police assistance.
8:07 p.m An Estate Bethany resident c/r her residence was
broken into. Burglary in the third.
10:20 p.m. Badge #1099 p/ with one Jessica Leigh Prudhom-
me of Guinea Gut Apartments under arrest and charged with driv-
ing under the influence. Bail was set at $1,000. Unable to post
bail, she was detained at Jurgen Command and later transported to
the Bureau of Corrections to be remanded.
10:44 p.m. Estate Enighed resident r/ a disturbance. Distur-
bance of the peace, D.V
11:26 p.m. An Estate John's Folly resident r/ a disturbance.
Disturbance of the peace.
Wednesday, May 5
3:07 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ he was almost struck by a
school bus in Cruz Bay. Police assistance.
5:10 p.m. A visitor from Georgia r/ that his iPod and snorkel
were stolen. Grand larceny.
Thursday, May 6
12:15 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to help a
motionless male who seemed intoxicated in the area of Joe's Dine.
12:32 a.m. A citizen r/ loud music in the area of Hill Crest.
Disturbance of the peace.
1:43 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in the area of Joe's BBQ.
Assault and battery.
2:10 a.m. Badge #98 p/ with one John Doe of an unknown ad-
dress under arrest and charged with assault and battery and simple
possession of marijuana. He was detained at Jurgen Command and
later transported to the Bureau of Corrections to be remanded.
7:15 a.m. An Estate Upper Peter Bay resident c/r that her resi-
dence was burglarized. Burglary in the second.
No time given An Estate Enighed resident p/r that her ex-
boyfriend is harassing her over the phone. Telephone harassment.
No time given An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that her ex-
boyfriend took her chain. Grand larceny.
3:07 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ she was assaulted by
a female. Simple assault.
3:53 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with his mi-
nor son. Police assistance.
4:07 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r his villa was
broken into. Burglary in the second.
5:16 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/requesting police as-
sistance. Police assistance.
18 St. John Tradewinds, May 10-16, 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 editor(,tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.
Monday, May 10
The Coral Bay Community
Council will host a forum on
Monday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at
Sputnik's in Coral Bay which
will feature local cistern drink-
ing water testing results.
Monday, May 11
Friends of the Congres-
sional Glaucoma Caucus Foun-
dation, Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen, Creighton
University and St. Croix Eye
Group, Inc. are hosting free
glaucoma screenings this week
on St. John. The general public
is invited to stop by St. John
Eye Care on Tuesday, May 11,
for screenings by Dr. Freiden-
berg. Screenings on Wednesday
and Thursday will be for the
Gallow's Point Resort staff and
family and Caneel Bay staff.
The vibrant culture of the
Garifuna people will be the fo-
cus of an exciting night at Sput-
nik's in Coral Bay on Tuesday,
Thursday, May 13
Gifft Hill School is hosting
an Open House on Thursday,
May 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at
both the lower and upper cam-
Sunday, May 16
Join Friends of V.I. National
Park on Sunday, May 16, at
8:30 a.m. at Maho Bay beach
for a practice swim for the
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim,
which is on Sunday, May 30.
Saturday, May 22
Wagapalooza 2010 will be
from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Winston
Wells ball field in Cruz Bay on
Saturday, May 22.
The 45th Annual Women's
Convention will be on Friday,
May 28, with a march from the
Cruz Bay park to the church
starting at 6:15 p.m. A service
at St. Ursula's Church will fol-
low the march at 7 p.m. On
Saturday, May 29, the group
will host its conference at the
Westin Resort and Villas start-
ing at 7 a.m.
Sunday, May 30
Friends of the VINP's 7th
Annual Beach-to-Beach Power
Swim is Sunday, May 30.
Monday, May 31
The Fifth Annual Javon J.
Alfred Fun Day will be on
Monday, May 31, at the Win-
ston Wells ball field from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
11 12 13 4 15 16 17 18
1 Aware, in slang
4 "- man with seven
9 Put through a strainer
13 Pancreas and thyroid
19 Had a dish
20 Radar relative
21 "Hi, Jose!"
22 Go bonkers
23 Award given to U.S.
26 Publication distributor
27 Directs a grin toward
28 Ocean plant
30 As a result
31 Fruit discard
32 The kids don't usually
sleep in it
34 "- so you!"
39 "- give you the shirt off
41 "Tuesdays With Morrie"
49 TV antenna
50 Toy soldier
54 BlackBerry, e.g., briefly
55 Frying pans
57 Borough in Camden
County, New Jersey
62 Sci-fi power
63 "Don't tell -
65 "Made in the -
72 One drinking
75 Suffix of languages
76 Rome-to-Belgrade dir.
77 Four-year degs.
80 Like many cold medica-
83 Most self-satisfied
87 Post-op destination
88 Like itches
90 Muse of astronomy
96 TV series featuring
trucks with huge wheels
98 One of the Baldwins
99 Battery size
103 Bratty tot
104 11th to 14th-dynasty
109 Balky beast
112 "So that's it"
113 How a craze may take
118 Thin sheet
120 "The Dick Van Dyke
122 Comic Stan
123 Take (sleep briefly)
124 Mean grin
125 Drs.' org.
127 Scotland's Loch -
128 Tiny lakes
129 Word divided in this
puzzle's nine longest
1 Bad actors
2 Agenda bit
By Frank A. Longo
3 Prefix for "foot"
4 Dot in the ocean
5 Birchbark trumpet used
6 Baby formula brand
7 27th U.S. president
8 ETA part: Abbr.
9 "Give me a break!"
10 Salt with element #53
12 More docile
13 Quiet planes
14 Plural of "el"
15 States positively
16 Prefix with physiology
17 San Chargers
18 Longtime senator
24 Roker and Unser
25 That, in Chile
29 Drops off
32 Drop anchor
33 Conk out
42 Spanish hero El -
45 Wee colonist
46 Places to rejuvenate
47 "Oz" actress Falco
48 Water flow stoppers
51 "I'll take that bet!"
53 "There's for that"
56 Nail-filing stuff
58 Burden lifter
59 Lead-in to nuptial
60 Baseball's Astros, on
61 and Coke
67 Engineers' sch.
68 Tokyo sash
71 Releases from a cage
72 Fake: Abbr.
73 "- obliged!"
74 Azure, e.g.
77 Lovable title dog of film
78 "Just -" (classic hymn)
79 Envelope stick-on
81 Apple product
82 "Lili" studio
as computer data
85 Suffix with press or
86 Patriotic women's org.
89 Clayey soil
92 White wine
94 Batting game for tots
97 Japanese banjo
99 San (Texas city, infor-
100 Greek markets
101 Madison Ave. figures
105 Son of Abraham
106 Voice opposition
107 "What a Piece of Work
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108 "Peg Heart"
110 Lewd looks
111 Screw up
114 K-P link
115 Cain raiser
117 Muslim holy man
121 African viper
St. John Tradewinds, May 10-16, 2010 19
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Across from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269
Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available
For Space Call Nick 771-3737
ON EVERY LEVEL
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new center with market,
bank, spa & more
office/retail space available
1036 sq. ft./ 448 sq. ft.
reasonable rates / flexible terms
excellent location next to Westin
call Emily for info. #776-6666
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Gorgeous 1 Bed/1 Bath
studio cottage, tropical
tion. Coral Bay, beautiful
ocean views over BVI.
Two Bedroom in Bethany.
One Bedroom furnished
in Contant. 340-690-1104
Long-term Fully Furnished
Coral Bay Newer 2 Bed 2
Bath A/C W/D $1800/mth
Apartment for Rent:
3 Bed/2 Bath apartment
available. Located at 12D
Adrian Estate, St. John.
Semi-furnished. Quiet area
and just 7 mins. drive to
town. Call Gertrude at
776-6994. Leave message
House for Rent/Lease to
Purchase Coral Bay
Large 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
1 Bedroom/i Bath apartment.
Both w/great views, water
access. Large covered decks,
onsite parking fully fur-
nished. Will rent seperately
or possible lease to purchase
entire house. For more infor-
mation Call Laurie @ 340-
New 2BR, furnished, large
bath, off-street parking,
ceiling fans, microwave,
security lights, spacious
porch overlooking Westin,
6331 or 678-715-1129.
2 bed, 2 baths unfurnished,
A/C, W/D; and 2bdr/2bth,
furnished. First and security.
Call 775-7561 or 690-1138.
Coral Bay 2.5BR 1BA
Island House spacious yard,
fruit trees $1,200/month.
Commercial use availability.
Open your own business.
Cruz Bay: Studio apt
w/d $750; One bedroom/
one bath w/d $1000; One
bedroom/one bath $1100;
Three bedroom/2 bath/w/d
$1700; Coral Bay: One
bedroom/one bath $1250.
Large 1 bedroom, 1 bath
rental available starting in
June. $1,250/month includes,
electricity, water and A/C.
One mile from Cruz Bay.
Call Bob at 642-9696
2/2, A/C, fans, W/D,
paved road, at door parking,
mt. top house, 30-mile views,
very secure, private, $1300.
Coral Bay, Small furnished
cottage, Electric included,
Pets ok. Close to bus route.
St John Eye Care
Dr. Craig Friedenberg
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
SUZUKI ISLAND CAR
FOR SALE: Partially
Renovated $1500 OBO
Richard 340 642-5358
Hot! Hot! Hot!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
Job Vacancy Announcement
District Director of Solid Waste
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
DEADLINE: May21, 2010
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leads, directs and oversees all Authority solid waste operations.
Establishes operating policies and objectives, consistent with the overall goals and
objectives of the Authority
Oversees the performance of the collections and landfill contractors and enforces
authority contracts, safety rules and/or permits as appropriate.
Provides focus and momentum for continuous improvement in the delivery of
solid waste services.
Ensures the effective utilization of labor resources and assigned assets to
Addresses any deficiency identified in government inspections, internal audits
and/or compliance studies and ensures that the corrective actions resolve the
Prepares requests for capital and operating funds to meet solid waste operating
needs along with new safety and environmental requirements.
Ensures the development of operating and maintenance manuals, Standard
Operating Procedures, and training guides for all significant activities.
Manages the overall solid waste operations budget.
Perform other related tasks.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
SB.S. degree in Management Environmental Sciences or Engineering.
Three to five years experience managing Solid Waste operations.
Submit a letter of interest along with a resume to:
Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 5089
Kingshill, St Croix 00851
Email us at emplovment(@viwma.or
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer
FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER-
Supervise daily operations for field staff Maintenance works, inspections, order supplies, train staff & ensure
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Weekend & flexible hrs required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum two year's experience / supervisory experience
Please apply in person with resume at VIVA VILLAS Third Floor Boulon Center. No phone calls please.
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'St John Church Schedule&Diretory
Baha'i Community of St. John
For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. Fridays;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
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.
Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m.
Saturdays (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sundays
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.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday
Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
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Island to Island Architecture
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#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI
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Coral Bay Garden Center
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831
Landscaping & Irrigation
Cimmaron Property Management
St. John's Premier Property Manager
Beauty Lounge Salon & Spal e tt
776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com Real Estate
Located in Mongoose Junction American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
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Spa Services firstname.lastname@example.org
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace
St. John Eye Care 779-2020
Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831
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tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
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Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat
Fish Trap Restaurant
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tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays
Open 7 Days a Week
Ronnie's Pizza and Mo'
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St. John Tradewinds, May 10-16, 2010 21
DLCA Reminds Businesses To Post Licenses
St. John Tradewinds
Department of Licensing and Consumer
Affairs Commissioner Wayne Biggs reminds
all businesses of their obligation to display
their business license(s) prominently at all
times in their place of business.
Business licenses must also be posted
clearly and be identifiable by the consumer.
The mission of DLCA is twofold with atten-
tion paid to businesses and consumers.
"On the business end, the charge of the
department is to ensure that all businesses
and individuals comply with the licensing
laws of the Virgin Islands through education,
regulation, and enforcement," said Biggs.
"Our objective is to work with any entity
or individual conducting commerce so that
they are fully informed on the existing rules
and regulations and how they may avoid en-
The requirement for all businesses to dis-
play their business license(s) is pursuant to
Title 27, Section 307b of the Virgin Islands
Code. All businesses must have current busi-
ness license(s) posted in their establishment.
DLCA is forewarning all businesses that
Enforcement Officers are routinely conduct-
ing inspections to ensure compliance. Fail-
ure to display a current business license may
result in a fine of up to $500.
"We thank all businesses currently in
compliance and advise those not abiding by
the law to expeditiously act on resolving this
deficiency" said Biggs.
VIPD Offers Firearms Amnesty Until July 15
St. John Tradewinds
The VI. Police Department Firearms
Bureau is conducting an amnesty program
to allow residents to renew their expired
firearm licenses without penalty and to sur-
render unwanted firearms to police with no
The amnesty program will last three
months beginning Thursday, April 15,
through Thursday, July 15, and is part of the
VIPD's effort to keep illegal weapons off
During this period, individuals with il-
legal, unregistered, unwanted or found fire-
arms are encouraged to turn them over to the
police department with no questions asked.
Too frequently, these deadly weapons fall
into the wrong hands.
Firearm owners with expired gun licenses
can renew their licenses during the amnesty
program without penalty. Persons with un-
registered firearms can have them registered
if they meet the qualifications to possess a
For more information contact Retired
VIPD Officer Elfreda Robinson Supervisor
of the St. Thomas/St. John Firearms Bureau
at 715-5519 or 715-5563.
John McCann & Assoc...
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"Adeste" A beautiful new
vacation rental home with great
views to East End, Hurricane
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breezes & spectacular sunrises
enhance this beautifully built
mission style home. Features
include extensive covered decks
on al levels, 3 private bedrooms
with marble tile baths, lower
level access to a Ig
apartment, & a large pool &
"Surfside"- Rare chance to own a home in the exclusive Reef Bay
enclave. Surfsde is a beautifully appointed Mediterranean style three
bedroom, three bath pool villa situated on the edge of undeveloped
park land with fabulous ocean views and breezes. Stroll via pathway
to secluded while sand beach from this oversized lot. Very successful
rental home with plans for another 2x2 villa with separate entrance.
Reduced to just $1,550,000!
"Limin' Time" The perfect Caribbean cottage with a sandy pocket
beach on Great Cruz Bay & a very large pool & deck. Completely
redesigned and refurbished in 2009. Limin Time is better than new &
ready to move in with new high end fixtures, furnishings,new pool &
a perfect location in this well established neighborhood. Keep your
yacht moored within sight & just pull your dinghy up on your own
property, Swim and snorkel without driving. $1.75M
"Coyaba" This newly constructed three-bedroom home sits on a flat
one acre lot with sweeping water views of the Caribbean Sea and the
bay below. The large open-style great room, kitchen and dining area
plus three bedrooms are located on one level, Enjoy the sounds of the
surf together with breezy easterly trade winds from your pool deck.
Purchase includes deeded beach rights to Hart Bay Beach and
Chocolate Hole Beach. Priced to sell $4,413,000
"Sundance & Moonsong" Two houses for the price of one in
desirable Estate Chocolate Hole. Both Sundance and Moonsong are
successful short term rentals within walking distance to Hart Bay
beach and just a few minutes from Cruz Bay on paved roads.
Sundance is 3 bedrooms with a pool & spa with a large sundeck.
Moonsong is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a spa. $1,800,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Construction completed in late 2009.
Located in Cruz Bay 2.3 & 4, bedrooms available, A/C, walk to Frank
Bay beach & town. Great water views, stainless appliances, large
shared pool and sun deck, travertine, granite counter tops & private
laundry. Some of the most spacious condos on SLt John. Only 20%
down. $825,000 to $1.35M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunityl
Buy one 114 ownership. Contact Islandia for details. Time is now for
a great buy!! Easy financing available.
"Sea Breeze" Is a superior unit at Battery Hill completely rebuilt interior
with exquisite furnishings & fixtures, including marble tile floors,
custom doors and mahogany cabinets. This is a very popular rental
and is in immaculate condition. Other unique features of this unit are
a large front deck overlooking the pool and harbor, a very private
garden patio, and ground floor location. $795.000
DEVELOPMENTICOMMERCIAL PROPERTIES: Hansen Bay 7A is an 18 acre parcel with studies
done and a 15 lot sub division permit. All lots have water views and breezes and 4 lots are on the
flat top of a ridge with almost 360 degree views, Just reduced from $3.18M to $2.99M. Estate
Zootenvaal 20 acres over looking the marine preserve at Bork Creek just east of Coral Bay $7M.
Adjoining 6 acre parcel with 4 cottages and white sand beach also available. Little Plantation with
over 7 acres with preliminary subdivision permit and road cut to the top of the property. Great water
views to he British Virgins from every lot now just $1.9M, NEW Five Acres Above Newfound
Bay Make an Offer. One acre subdividable parcel on Bordeaux ML. with great views for $1.1M
"Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
aprtment/studio duplex. Good Neighborhood, quiet area. only 5 minutes to town and walking
distance to Pine Peace School, Property is non-oonformning. $300,000
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CHEZ SHELL Charming 3 bd / 3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beauti-
fully decorated, & maintained rental villa has marble floors, A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan.
Reduced to $1,225,000.
CBR HOME LISTINGS
REEF BAY VIEW Absolutely stunning, unobstructed,
views of National Park land, w/secluded white sand
beach below. Attractive 4 bd/3 bath,w/pool, spa and
vacation rental history. $1,595,000.
COCO CRUZ Fabulous 3 bd/2 bath turn-key rental
villa on Maria Bluff. Panoramic views, Ig. pool, multiple
decks, prime location. $1,800,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Family home w/ 3bd/2 baths, large
porch, water view, 1/2 ac. lot w/large trees. $575,000.
LUMINARIA Luxurious ridge-top villa w/incredible
views of the North shore & down island. Lg. pool w/wa-
terfall, 3 bd/bath suites, garage, gated entry, beautiful
furnishings & landscaping. $2,495,000. Adjoining parcel
VILLA ROMANCE A brand new, luxury, villa built to the
highest quality & craftsmanship. This well-designed villa
provides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. The gated en-
try leads to the heart of the villa, overlooking the 30 ft. pool,
with a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral flooring,
fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, & romantic
gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000.
A BEST BUY! Well built, poured concrete cottage with
lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile
floors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters,
flat lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future
garage & expansion. Only $349,000.
CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance fea-
tures. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda,
spa, 20' vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for ex-
PERELANDRA Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high
above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely
pool set in lush gardens. A good buy at $1,050,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home
with carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86
acre lot with panoramic views. End of the road privacy.
CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James
islands. Newer masonry homewith 3 bdrms/3 baths, large
screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000.
NAUTILUS Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Ma-
ria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa w/large wraparound
veranda, spa, sunrise to sunset views, 1.09 acre, tile roof,
circular drive. $1,495,000.
SEASCAPE Fantastic location on Bovovoap Pt!
Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate
caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy.
AURORA Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on
Contant Pt. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz Bay to
St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000.
PLUMB GUT- 1 bd/1 bath homew/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Concrete 3 bd/2
bath home, on large, flat 1 ac.flat lot, with direct
access the bay at your door step. Now only $980,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa
w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral
Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
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MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
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