July 26-August 8, 2010
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
More than 100 residents packed
the ballroom at the Westin Resort
on Monday night, July 19, to hear
a litany of ideas from officials and
share a few of their own about
how to transform the Cruz Bay
Hosted by Senator at Large
Craig Barshinger, St. John Admin-
istrator Leona Smith and the St.
John Chapter of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce,
the meeting centered around vari-
ous ideas for the improvement and
development of the Cruz Bay wa-
terfront from the Loredon Boynes
Sr. Ferry Dock to the Cruz Bay
"Our waterfront has grown a
great deal, but we're still doing
things the way we did 30 years
ago," said Barshinger. "Tonight we
will launch the process of figuring
out how we want to use the pre-
cious resource of our waterfront."
Panel guests included V1. Na-
tional Park Superintendent Mark
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Guinea Gut was flowing with force last week, as were most guts across Love City,
after record-breaking rainfall drenched the island.
Story on Page 2
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott
The Cinnamon Bay waterfall, above left, was rushing last week and sending runoff
across North Shore Road, above right.
Record-breaking Rainfall Sends
Guts Overflowing, Rocks Sliding
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With waterfalls gushing, guts
overflowing and rockslides wiping
out entire lanes on several St. John
roadways, Love City looked more
like Soggy City last week.
As of Friday morning, July 23,
12.46 inches of rain had accu-
mulated at Trunk Bay during the
month of July alone, according to
Rafe Boulon's rain data.
Boulon, the chief of resource
management at VI. National Park,
has been collecting rain data at his
North Shore home since 1983 and
this month was the wettest July he
has ever recorded.
On Tuesday, July 20, alone
Boulon netted two inches between
3 and 4 p.m., which sent rocks and
mud cascading down already satu-
"Hawksnest Gut was four feet
deep during the heaviest rainfall,"
said Boulon. "It usually recedes
pretty quickly, but when I got there
around 4 p.m. it was down to about
Before this July's more than 12
inches of rain, the most rain to fall
during the month of July was a
measly 6.68 inches, which Boulon
recorded in 2005.
As anyone who has spent time
on St. John over the past few
months can attest, the rains didn't
start in July. Even back in May,
Boulon was collecting near-record
amounts of rain.
May 2010, with 10.6 inches of
rain, was the second wettest May
Boulon has ever recorded. June's
accumulated 7.48 inches of rain
was the wettest June Boulon has
seen since he started collecting
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Veterans Healthcare System Meeting
at Legislature Building on July 27
The VA. Caribbean Healthcare System will host a Veterans
Service Organizations meeting on Tuesday, July 27, at 11 a.m. in
the conference room of the St. John Legislature Building.
For more information, call the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clin-
ic on St. Thomas at 774-2069 or the public affairs office at the San
Juan VA Medical Center at 787-641-3666.
Erosion Control Workshop on July 28
All construction workers and building contractors are invited
for free training in the latest erosion control technology erosion
control blankets on Wednesday, July 28, from 12 to 3 p.m. at
Sputniks in Coral Bay.
Erosion control blankets for steep slope construction sites are
now being used for Coral Bay retrofit work to stop sediment from
entering Coral Bay, and harming reefs and marine life. Special
blanket pins require special installation techniques. Randy Thomp-
son of Propex will lead the training.
This is an EPA CARE grant Erosion Control seminar co-spon-
sored by the Coral Bay Community Council and the Island Green
Building Association. Participants are eligible for an EPA CARE-I
CARE certificate upon completion of four seminars.
Certificate holders will be publicized by IGBA as "Builders
Who Care." At Sputniks, Julietta's rotis will be served to partici-
pants at the special low price of $5.
The session will begin with an overview of the current CBCC/
VIRCD NOAA-ARRA Watershed Stabilization projects in Coral
Bay which are just beginning construction. CBCC's new Storm-
water Engineer, Chris Laude, will also be formally introduced to
Coral Bay at this event. The community is welcome.
For more information call CBCC at 776-2099.
Sedimentation Talk at Maho on July 30
"Why is the water brown? Sedimentation studies in St. John
bays and coral reefs" will be the special evening program on Fri-
day, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Maho Bay Camps restaurant.
Dr. Sarah Gray, Associate Professor of Marine Science and
Environmental Studies at the University of San Diego, is doing
research here again this summer, this time on a 25-day field sam-
pling program with nine students. Gray will share insights from her
research with the community.
DPNR Issues Storm Water Advisory
As a result of the recent rains throughout the territory, Depart-
ment of Planning and Natural Resources' Division of Environmen-
tal Protection anticipated negative environmental impacts caused
by storm water runoff.
DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the waters
throughout the territory until these effects subside. DPNR also ad-
vised parents to instruct their children to keep away from storm
water impacted beaches as well as areas with manholes and storm-
There may be an elevated health risk to anyone swimming in
storm water impacted areas as a result of increased concentrations
of bacteria. All persons should also be aware that storm water run-
off may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human
health and therefore all persons should avoid areas of storm-water
runoff (i.e. guts, puddles, and drainage basins).
DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted areas and waters.
For more information call 774-3320.
St. John Tradewinds, July 26-August 8, 2010 3
Residents Hear and Share Plans and
"Non-Plans" for Cruz Bay Waterfront
In addition to VIPA's parking plan, Steve Black
announced plans for a marina at Enighed Pond,
Parking Coming to Enighed;
Proposals Due in August
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While a July 19 town hall meeting mostly centered around plans
for the Cruz Bay waterfront (see related story on Cover Page), the
more than 100 residents in the ballroom at the Westin Resort and
Villas also heard about future plans for the Enighed Pond area.
Robert deJongh of The deJongh Group architecture firm was
contracted by the V.I. Port Authority to create a plan for the Cruz
Bay Creek area and Customs parking lot. While meeting with a St.
John steering committee to lay the groundwork for a plan, deJongh
heard residents' pleas for additional parking in Cruz Bay.
Since VIPA also controls the land at Enighed Pond, which was
recently developed to accommodate barge traffic, deJongh devised
a plan to create parking in an area near the pond that is currently
filled with dredged materials from the pond.
"The parking plan for Enighed Pond was an off-shot of the Cruz
Bay waterfront plan," said deJongh. "We have created a way to
bring at least 150 parking spaces to St. John."
DeJongh's plans for Enighed Pond call for relocating the berm
fill away from the shallow areas along the roadway and making
the ground strong enough to accommodate parking. The parking
spaces are designed to wind around the exterior portion of the land
to take advantage of the shallow berm.
The project was put out for bids last month with an August 6
deadline, which deJongh urged VIPA officials to extend.
"The project is out for bids now and those bids are due August
6, but that date needs to be pushed back because contractors are
struggling," said deJongh. "This is a logistically difficult project.
Dealing with the muck and sludge makes this a very challenging
The architect hoped to give contractors an additional one to two
weeks to complete the request for proposals.
Residents at the town hall meeting also had a chance to share
their ideas on how the Creek and Enighed Pond areas should be
transformed. Steve Black offered probably the night's most ambi-
tious plan for the Enighed Pond area.
Black offered two different plans for the area, actually. The first
plan called for creating a sports field, amphitheater, fish market,
vendor's village, carnival and events village, barge parking and a
rental car lot on the four acres of dredged materials located in the
Continued on Page 15
Continued from Front Cover
Hardgrove, Department of Plan-
ning and Natural Resources plan-
ner Stuart Smith, V.I. Port Au-
thority Executive Director Ken
Hobsen, architect Robert deJongh
and Homeland Security territorial
advisor Noel Smith.
While VIPA contracted the St.
Thomas-based architecture firm
The deJongh Group to work on
the project, there is no concrete
plan for the area. Instead, deJongh
shared seven possible plans for the
waterfront and several residents
shared their own ideas of what
should happen to the area.
Before even devising the pos-
sible plans, deJongh met with a
group of St. John residents over a
period of six months to hear about
problems plaguing the area and to
devise possible solutions.
When DPNR hired Smith as a
territorial planner, he got involved
in the project as well and has re-
layed the public's ideas to VIPA.
"A study of Cruz Bay was au-
thorized and encompassed all of
Cruz Bay, not just VIPA's prop-
erty," said Hobsen. "VIPA didn't
want to tell deJongh what to do, so
we gathered some local residents
and had four to five meetings over
six months. Then the St. John plan-
ner came on board and we wanted
his input on planning as well."
One thing almost everyone in
attendance, including deJongh,
agreed on was the need to remove
the big black fence which runs
along the Creek area.
"The fencing is a requirement
by Homeland Security, but it serves
to eliminate contact between the
community and the waterfront in
many areas," said deJongh. "We
hope at some point there will be
an easing of some of these regula-
After much discussion and gen-
eral agreement to try to remove the
fencing, Barshinger pledged that
his office would form a commit-
tee of residents to appeal to U.S.
Coast Guard officials to remove
what many considered a blight on
DeJongh showed a series of
seven schematic plans for the wa-
terfront area from the Customs
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
After hearing from officials, residents offered their own
ideas during the three-hour town hall meeting, above.
parking lot to the Creek. One plan
included an amphitheater, one de-
tailed several commercial build-
ings, and still other plans config-
ured parking and green space with
benches and trees along the water-
One plan included a boardwalk
from the ferry dock around the
Battery peninsula and ending at the
Customs parking lot. While some
residents liked the boardwalk idea,
others expressed concerns over
safety and environmental impacts.
The public restrooms which
Department of Public Works of-
ficials admitted need to be re-
vamped and expanded and the
pump station located within the
parking area cannot easily be relo-
cated, explained deJongh.
"We're not sure of a feasible lo-
cation for the pump station other
than the present location," said de-
Jongh. "It is essential for sewage
disposal and is an absolute neces-
sity. While the existing bathrooms
are badly in need of expansion and
renovation, they too are needed in
their present location."
Some of deJongh's plans called
for moving the U.S. Customs and
Immigration office from its pres-
ent location to the area where In-
ter-Island Boat Services currently
operates. Most of the plans called
for filling in the old boat ramp, lo-
cated next to Uncle Joe's BBQ, to
create additional parking spaces.
The need to make the area less
congested and to create parking
topped the list of what many resi-
dents considered essential for the
Cruz Bay waterfront.
"What we are showing you is
as much of a non-plan as it is a
plan," said deJongh. "It's a point
of departure to get people think-
ing about usages of the waterfront.
Where do you want parking, where
do you want assembly spaces -
we need to discuss these things."
"Anyone who says we have a
plan has only seen one of the sev-
en plans we devised," said the ar-
chitect. "We have at least six more
plans that you haven't seen."
Following deJongh's 30-minute
presentation, St. John Chamber
Chapter members Kate Norfleet
and Andrew Rutnik presented
their group's ideas of what should
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Fourth Lionfish Caught in St. John Waters
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As officials continue monitoring sensitive reefs for
signs of lionfish, an invasive species which could po-
tentially devastate local fish populations, the fourth
specimen was captured off the shores of St. John this
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
officials spotted the lionfish in Fish Bay on Thursday,
July 15, and captured the fish on July 16, according
V.I. National Park's Chief of Resource Management
"The scientists were out there on different work
when they spotted the lionfish in Fish Bay," said Bou-
lon. "They went back out the next day and caught it.
It was about five inches in total length, so it was still
The discovery came on the heels of an extensive
fish survey conducted by NOAA officials, Boulon
"NOAA had just finished surveying 180 different
sites around St. John looking at fish," said Boulon.
"Then they were out at Fish Bay doing different work
when they spotted the lionfish."
Lionfish, native to Pacific waters, are voracious
predators, capable of wiping out huge populations of
juvenile fish, as evidenced in areas of the Bahamas.
Scientists believe lionfish were introduced to the At-
lantic Ocean in the wake of Hurricane Andrew when
a tropical fish tank was likely dumped into the sea off
the coast of Florida.
Since then, the fish have spread south, wreaking
havoc on Bahaman fish populations and coral health.
Lionfish feed on fish integral to reef health, thus leav-
ing the already stressed reefs even more vulnerable.
The latest capture brings the total number of lion-
fish caught in St. John waters up to four, all of which
have been juveniles found in VINP waters. The first
lionfish was captured at Waterlemon Cay in March
and since then officials have nabbed the fish at Great
NOAA officials spotted and nabbed this
juvenile lionfish, above, in Fish Bay earlier
Lameshur Bay and between Francis Bay and Little
The Love City tally is far less than what scientists
in St. Croix have been dealing with, where more than
80 lionfish have been captured. Still VINP officials
fear the impact lionfish could have on sensitive re-
sources and will continue monitoring efforts, Boulon
"We will keep monitoring sensitive areas especial-
ly," said the VINP's Chief of Resource Management.
"Anywhere we see a lionfish, we will try to get rid
of it. They could be anywhere, even up to 200 feet in
"Since we can't cover everything, we have been
focusing on areas that are the most sensitive," said
Department of Planning and Natural Resources'
Division of Fish and Wildlife Chief of Environmental
Education William Coles has been working diligently
to get a handle of the territory's lionfish problem as
well. Anyone who spots a lionfish anywhere should
call Boulon at 693-8950, extension 224, or call Coles
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Usually the sight of fun and frolicking, the Westin pool, above, was a more frightful sight
last week when officials discovered a body floating in the water.
Woman's Body Found Floating in Westin Pool
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Emergency Medical Techni-
cians were unable to resuscitate a
woman whose body was discov-
ered in the swimming pool of the
Westin Resort and Villas on Mon-
day night, July 19, around 8 p.m.
While about 100 St. John resi-
dents packed a ballroom at the
Westin for a town hall meeting that
night, EMTs and St. John Rescue
officials responded to an alert of a
possible drowning in the pool just
a few hundred yards away.
Despite the efforts of EMT and
St. John Rescue personnel, the
woman whose name was not
available from V.I. Police Depart-
ment officials last week did
not regain consciousness and was
transported to the Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Center
where she pronounced dead that
While details of the incident re-
mained sketchy as of press time,
the drowning victim was identified
as a 32-year-old woman originally
from England, according to infor-
mation from VIPD spokesperson
The woman was reportedly vis-
iting St. John on vacation with her
ex-husband, but VIPD officials did
not suspect foul play, according to
"A woman tourist drowned in
the pool at the Westin and we do
not suspect foul play at all," said
Rames. "There was no crime. I am
not going to jump to any conclu-
sions about anything."
"The body has to go through an
autopsy, but this is not being treat-
ed as a crime," Rames said. "There
was no foul play involved pending
the final investigation from the
Westin general manager Mike
Ryan declined to comment except
to confirm that a body had been
pulled from the resort's pool on
"There is an investigation going
on," said Ryan. "The police are do-
ing the investigation they normally
do in this situation. We're fully co-
operating with the police."
The woman discovered floating
in the Westin's pool last week was
not the first visitor to the popular
St. John resort to have a brush with
death in the past year.
Massachusetts veterinarian Joan
Baruffaldi was discovered barely
alive hanging from the shower
curtain rod in the bathroom of her
hotel room on November 4, 2009.
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Sprauve family members from near and far, including Vogue cover model Joan Smalls,
second from left above with her family, celebrated a family reunion with events on St.
Thomas and St. John.
Sprauves Celebrate "The Ties that Bind"
By Malik Stevens
St. John Tradewinds
After two years of excellent
planning and many months of hard
work and fund raising, members of
the Sprauve family lineage came
together to celebrate their family
heritage with a week-long family
reunion that took place July 10
The week kicked off on July
10 with a welcome reception at
the St. John Battery and contin-
ued with festivities which includ-
ed a fun day, a bowling night, a
beach picnic, an old time fish fry,
a family banquet, and two church
services one at Frederick Lu-
theran Church in St. Thomas and
the other at the Nazareth Lutheran
Church in Cruz Bay.
In total more than 200 Sprauves
from near and far gathered for the
On Thursday, July 15, family
members gathered on Oppenheim-
er Beach where they enjoyed a day
of fun in the sun. The day began
with Dr. Gilbert Sprauve and El-
roy Sprauve giving members of
the family in-depth history lessons
about the Sprauves, dating as far
back as the 1733 Slave Rebellion
on St. John.
Family members at the beach
were not only able to eat great
"The event has been very informative. We
have a many Sprauves is Panama and I want-
ed to find out how those Sprauves are related
to the Sprauves here and coming to the re-
union has really helped me do so."
Panama-native Louis Sprauve
food, listen to Sprauve history and
mingle among family, but they
were also given the opportunity
to find out more about their proud
Information comprised over
years of research and studying
Census reports was shared with
those curious Sprauves who were
interested to find out more about
their family ties.
"The event has been very in-
formative," said Panama-native
Louis Sprauve. "We have a many
Sprauves is Panama and I wanted
to find out how those Sprauves are
related to the Sprauves here and
coming to the reunion has really
helped me do so."
Louis Sprauve was a part of a
large group of Sprauves who trav-
eled from abroad for the week
of events. The reunion brought
together Sprauves from as near
and far away as Puerto Rico, the
Dominican Republic, New York,
Florida and Delaware, all to the
shores of the Virgin Islands.
Professional model Joan Smalls,
who graces this month's Vogue
magazine, was also in attendance
during the week of events. Ac-
companied by her two sisters, her
mother, and father, who is origi-
nally from St. Thomas, the fam-
ily traveled from Puerto Rico -
where they now live.
"I wanted all of my daughters to
meet this half of their family and
learn about where they are from,"
her father proudly said.
Sprauves of all ages took part in
the week of events, some of whom
even remembered taking part in
the family's last official reunion
back in 1986.
Irene Creque, who is a native of
the Dominican Republic and who
also attended the last Sprauve re-
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In celebration and observation of National Farmers' Market
Week, August 1 through 7, the Department of Agriculture is plan-
ning a series of activities in partnership with crop and livestock
producers. As a part of this year's celebration, farmers' markets
will be hosted throughout the territory, featuring fresh produce,
meats, poultry products, honey, local drinks and other value added
Farmers' markets represent an integral part of the Virgin Islands
community and provide an outlet for consumers to purchase fresh
wholesome foods directly from farmers while generating sales
and income for producers. Such markets also have long term ben-
efits for farmers by enhancing networking and expanding their
On St. John, the farmers' markets will be on Friday, August 6,
at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"These events reflect the on-going efforts of the administration
to stimulate our economy, promote small business activity, and
encourage entrepreneurship in our agricultural sector," said DOA
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a vehicle crashed into
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St. John Tradewinds
On Tuesday, August 3, local TV stations and cable
channels will air the 70-minute documentary "Gangs
in Paradise" at 8 p.m.
"This is the first time with the exception of elec-
tions, that our local broadcasters have united to bring
important information to the community in prime
time and they should be commended," said Lou Lam-
bert, executive producer.
Public Television WTJX Channel 12, WSVI Chan-
nel 8, the Government Access Channels 10 and 6,
TV2/CBS Channel 2 and The Virgin Islands Legisla-
tive Channel 17 will air the documentary starting at
Gangs in Paradise" took almost one year to com-
plete and was a cooperative effort thanks to Project
Safe Neighborhoods-Virgin Islands, The V.I. Anti-
Gang Committee, Weed & Seed, VIPD, ARRAH, St.
Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Attor-
ney's Office and Lambert Media Team.
"Gangs in Paradise" was originally produced for
the second annual Anti-Gang Conference called "Be
Part of The Solution" which took place on all three
islands in May.
This film takes viewers into the realm of gangs on
the street, into their neighborhoods and schools. The
documentary drives home the reality of gangs in the
midst of the community and how it impacts and en-
compasses everyone throughout these islands.
One only needs to be reminded of the current ho-
micide rate in the territory to appreciate the signifi-
cance of this type of programming.
Board of Election Hosting Election Expo on August 7
St. John Tradewinds
The St. Thomas/St. John Dis-
trict Board of Elections invites the
general public to an Election Expo
on August 7 at Emancipation Gar-
den on St. Thomas from 10 a.m. to
The public is also reminded that
the last day to register to vote be-
fore the Primary Election is Tues-
day, August 11.
The Board is encouraging can-
didates for office, community or-
ganizations and not-for-profits to
Licensed Massage Therapist
House Calls or Office Visits
partner with them and participate
in this unique opportunity.
At this event, people will be able
to register to vote, change their
party registration, ask questions,
update their voter registration in-
formation, get a picture registra-
tion card, view a demonstration
of a voting machine, receive an
application for an absentee ballot,
Requirements to register to vote
are: a person must be at least 18
years of age; have resided in the
Virgin Islands for 90 days; and
show proof of citizenship. Proof
of citizenship may be established
through a U.S. Birth Certificate,
U.S. Passport, Naturalization Cer-
tificate, Baptismal Certificate or a
Certificate of Release or Discharge
from Active Duty.
The Board stresses that they are
actively engaging the participation
of candidates, community organi-
zations and not-for -profits organi-
zations to partner with them at this
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St. John Tradewinds, July 26-August 8, 2010 9
Just My Opinon
by Andrew Rutnik
St. John Tradewinds
This is an article about women
from a man's perspective. I obvi-
ously cannot speak for all men, but
I think they can relate to a lot of
what I have observed.
The issue of a women's right
to abortion tops my list of issues
which speak to the rights of a hu-
man being versus those of the
state. I have the greatest respect
and sympathy for women who
must consider abortion as an op-
tion for an unwanted or unplanned
It is no easy decision and most
of the time it is not a shared deci-
sion. The key word in the debate
by pro-life and pro-choice advo-
cates is "decision." Who or whom
makes the decision lies at the heart
of the matter.
I believe that decision right-
fully belongs to the woman whose
body has possession of the embryo
within her. I challenge any man to
give me an example of the state
legislating what he can or can-
not do with any part of his body
whether internally or externally.
The right of a human to exist as
a separate and unique being from
the state is a basic right for all hu-
manity. The role of the state is and
always will be for the protection
of its citizens individually and as
This distinction is important
because it respects the right of the
person as a human, yet governs the
rights of a citizen. I do not accept
the concept that the state governs
a woman's body it cannot take
control of a fertilized egg and call
it a citizen.
The rights of a state are fluid
and change with the times, and
are thus subject to interpretation.
Women should not allow their
bodies to be subject to the whims
of a changing morality they are
sacred and separate from a state's
current moral standard.
Women should not surrender
their bodies to the state but should
follow their own moral compasses
on making the decision to abort or
not. The future is bleak if we allow
the state to govern reproductive
rights and surrender our unique-
ness for the convenience of the
Women's wombs could become
laboratories for men to experiment
with in producing offspring of their
liking or to deny birthing rights for
certain classes of women. The real
issue is not pro-choice or pro-life,
Another issue which concerns
me is the rights of women as citi-
zens of a state and how human-
ity as a whole suffers when those
rights are not respected.
With few exceptions women
have been treated as second-class
citizens throughout the history of
mankind and, even in today's en-
lightened society, they are still are
denied the most basic rights.
The fact is they are still consid-
ered the property of men in some
parts of the world and can be sold
and transferred as chattel. A most
recent story out of Iran concerning
the stoning to death sentence for
an accused adulteress (who would
be buried up to her neck and then
brutally killed by stones thrown by
the family of her late husband) is
one of many examples of barbaric
attitudes toward women.
What I don't understand is why
today's women are not incensed at
the dual standards applied by the
state towards women and why they
are not continually in the streets
Men are not being stoned to
death for infidelity because they
would not tolerate this behavior.
Women in the Virgin Islands are
subject to many inequalities and
our community suffers as a result.
We do not stone women to death
but we allow a mother with six
children and different fathers to be
left to her own devices to survive
while the fathers are free to move
on to their next relationship.
Sending money to the mother is
no substitute for the responsibil-
ity of fatherhood, but this is what
the state has deemed as sufficient
for the men. Women in this situ-
ation become wards of the state,
dependent on food stamps, rent
subsidies, infant care and social
A system that leaves men free
from responsibility and women
burdened with too much responsi-
bility. This is not equality! This is
What future does a society have
when its women are denied the
rights of free choice; information
on family planning; birth control;
equal pay and equal opportunity;
free child care; and, most impor-
tantly, the respect of men?
A world with true equality be-
tween men and women will trans-
form our humanity. The scales of
justice once in balance will reduce
the likelihood of war; increase
the productivity of all societies;
protect our children from neglect;
and eliminate the poverty result-
ing from unequal distribution of
wealth and power.
Women of the world take heed
for its only a man's world as long
as you let it be!
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What is COAST's Victims of Crime Program?
The Victims of Crime Program is designed to help men and women
who are alcoholics and/or drug dependent and victim of a violent crime.
Counseling, victim advocate, and victim compensations are just a view
of the services we offer. Services are also available for family members
If you belong to any of these groups, please contact COAST
Council on Alcoholism and Dug Dependence
St Thomas/St John
Phone: 340-775-3161/Fax: 340-775-1255
PO Box 380, St. Thomas, VI 00804
P.O. BOX 370
CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN
or cal 340-7[76-6496l L
Energy Office has moved
The Virgin Islands
Energy Office has
new locations on St.
Thomas and St. Croix.
The St. Thomas office
is located in the Tutu
Park Mall by the Food
Court. Final arrange-
ments are being made
to open a satellite office
on St. John. Watch the
Tradewinds for the
announcement of a
of the G,
Administrative Aid, St. Croix
Contact the Energy Office
on St. Croix and 714-8436
on St. Thomas or visit the
website at vienergy.org
for more information.
DOL and WIPA Hosting "Ticket
to Work" Workshop for SSDI
Beneficiaries on St. John Aug. 4
St. John Tradewinds
The VI. Department of Labor and Caribbean Work Incentive
Planning and Assistance Project is hosting a "Ticket to Work"
workshop for social security disability beneficiaries and family
members on Wednesday, August 4, at 6 p.m. at the St. John Legis-
WIPA is a non-profit organization which serves social securi-
ty disability beneficiaries from St. John. The workshop will help
SSDI beneficiaries who want to return to work, do so by using the
Ticket to Work Act provisions.
Caneel Bay Resort Names Donald
Becker New Tennis Director
St. John Tradewinds
Donald Becker has been pro-
moted to Tennis Director of Caneel
Bay Resort's 11-court Peter Bur-
wash International (PBI) Tennis
Becker previously held the
number two position of the well-
known tennis program at Caneel
Bay, which has been under the di-
rection of PBI for over 30 years.
Caneel Bay's Tennis Center is
consistently ranked as one of best
in the world and most recently,
was rated the #1 resort for tennis
in the Caribbean in 2010 by Tennis
Becker oversees a variety of ex-
citing instructional programs and
tennis activities at Caneel Bay, in-
cluding private lessons, daily clin-
ics, round robins and other social
and competitive events. The resort
also offers a full-service pro shop
and guaranteed player matching
for all levels.
"Donald is a talent on the courts
and off, and we're delighted to
have him leading the tennis op-
eration to build on our legacy of
great tennis," said Nikolay Hotze,
Managing Director of Caneel Bay.
"During three decades with Peter
Burwash, our guests have appre-
ciated a continuity of instruction,
professionalism and personal ser-
vice. We look forward to Donald's
leadership to continue providing
the finest tennis program in the
Since joining PBI, Becker has
previously traveled to Reynolds
Plantation for training, as well as
Caneel Bay Resort
to Naples Grande Beach Resort,
Four Seasons Great Exuma, Baha-
mas, Four Seasons Resort Nevis,
and most recently Turtle Bay Re-
Becker has achieved the high-
est level of certification from both
the U.S. Professional Tennis Asso-
ciation and the Professional Tennis
Registry, and is a graduate of USA
Tennis High Performance Coach-
ing Program and a former U.S.
Tennis Association Competition
Training Center coach.
His tennis background includes
playing for Allegheny College and
coaching the Division 1 Men's and
Women's teams at Niagara Uni-
versity. He also spent eight years
as a tennis pro at the Village Glen
Tennis & Fitness Club in Wil-
liamsville, New York.
St. John Tradewinds, July 26-August 8, 2010 11
By Senator Craig Barshinger
Improving the Cruz Bay Waterfront
St. John Tradewinds
The top news of the week is the successful meeting
on waterfront issues, co-sponsored by my office, the
St. John Administrator and the St. John chapter of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The results of this meeting are reported elsewhere
in the Tradewinds, so I will not repeat, but rather
I am optimistic that we can create an improved wa-
terfront. There were over a dozen designs proposed
for the waterfront, many of which can be mixed and
matched. Participants in the meeting were open to
each others ideas, and in fact were building upon each
other. We know the problems, we are now seeking the
Hot topics were: improving access to the dock;
parking; resumption of seaplane service; and the ugly
fences. Almost all of the 125 people at the meeting
wanted to get rid of the pointy black fences. My office
is calling for 25 people who will work with V.I. Port
Authority, the Coast Guard, and the TSA to obtain the
necessary waiver. Call us. We can do this.
The key to our success in improving our waterfront
will be using our new St. John planner Stuart Smith.
He has office hours on Thursdays and Fridays at the
old Head Start building near the Elaine lone Sprauve
Library. He can be reached any time by calling 774-
3320, or by mailing email@example.com.
Smith will serve as a clearing house for all the
ideas people are coming up with. Please go see the
ideas in his office, meet Mr. Smith, and give him your
ideas. He is working full-time on planning, with the
goal of blending all of our ideas.
I would like to express my thanks to the many
government officials who braved the rainy, windy
weather to meet with St. John residents on this very
important subject. The government officials showed
up and were ready to work.
Please call our office at 693-8061, or email cath-
firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you think about
how Cruz Bay waterfront should develop.
There has been significant progress on the Gifft
Hill/South Road, Rt 104. The new paving is nice!
That brings me to a new subject.
It is illegal for cement companies to drop concrete
dregs on the road. Dregs fall out when they overload
their trucks. Route 104 had serious bumps due to con-
crete dregs. The bumps are now gone.
Everyone, including the concrete companies, know
that dropping dregs is wrong. Hopefully they will
keep our new roads clean.
If you see a dropping incident, call 911. Also call
my office, so we can follow up and make sure your
call to 911 gets action. We must not tolerate dreg
dropping. It hurts everyone.
Last week I volunteered as a coach for the Football
Life Skills camp, hosted at UVI by Roland Williams,
a famous NFL football star, and a cadre of luminaries
from the sports and entertainment world.
Over 200 young men ages 13 to 17 participated,
including several which my senate office sponsored.
The young men learned life skills such as how to
make a positive impression, how to avoid financial
problems, and how to show respect. Senator Sprauve
also served as a coach. I am working with Roland to
do a similar workshop focused on basketball.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds
Customs Should Move To Red Hook
One of the most important things that the new plan for Cruz Bay
must do is remove Custom and Immigrations from Cruz Bay and put
it in Red Hook where it belongs.
To have all these people unload all their bags, go through Customs
and Immigrations and take their bags and get back on the ferry to
go to Red Hook is really unproductive and somewhat irritating for
If the VI Port Authority will not allow Customs and Immigrations
in their facility, the National Park needs to allow them to construct a
facility at their dock. Ground space in Cruz Bay is way too valuable
for this situation to continue.
Remembering Reverend Bob
I missed your passing
but glad today
that your inner essence
crossed my way.
Your boyish grin,
your old man twinkle,
you made people smile
and their spirit sparkle.
Your love of life
and human form
will not be lost
for those who mourn.
We were enraptured
with your outer grace,
your inner spirit
and your prize fighter face!
Sea glass jewels
and nature's beauty
were what you saw,
and those who knew you
were in awe
of your special way
that got so many people
to laugh and play!
Countless brides and grooms
you joined together,
all basking in St. John's
Always looking for mermaids
and diving for pleasure,
you certainly are a
Coral Bay treasure!
Miss you Bob...
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: 2
2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 2nd Degree Burglaries: 16
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 44
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 29
St. John Roadway Advisory Committee Looks
for Support from deJongh Administration
Dear Governor deJongh,
The St. John Roadway Advisory Committee, a
group of concerned St. John residents, was established
in February 2009 at the request of Public Works Com-
missioner Darryl Smalls, as a means to determine is-
sues regarding the condition of St. John roadways and
to establish what concerns the community had in re-
gard to roadways.
Initially, our goals were broad in that the Commit-
tee wanted to establish which priority areas were of
greatest concern to residents. The Committee estab-
lished that each priority should address certain crite-
ria: safety; condition of existing roadways; evacua-
tion routes; and by-pass routes.
In doing our research we found that certain specific
areas of concern needed to be addressed immediately
and others placed on short- and long-term schedules.
A full report of our initial findings was forwarded to
Commissioner Smalls in April, 2009. That report is
available for your review. A list of prioritized items is
made part of this correspondence.
The Committee has met regularly and monthly
over these past 14 months. The Committee has invit-
ed many members of both the federal and local gov-
ernments to join in the discussions, including Com-
missioner Smalls and St. John Administrator Leona
Our goal was, and continues to be, to inform the
Administration of the many issues facing St. John in
regard to conditions of roadways and the safety issues
we feel are of utmost importance to the residents of
St. John. This has been a completely volunteer effort.
The Committee would like a solid commitment
from the Administration that our prioritized road is-
sues will be addressed immediately and that an ad-
ditional commitment will be made to identify and
secure funding, especially for those areas we feel are
pressing safety concerns.
The Committee has already started the work of
identifying roadway problems and our hope is that the
government will now take our recommendations and
provide the resources required to institute a compre-
hensive plan to fix them.
It cannot be emphasized enough the urgency of the
Committee's request. The very safety of the residents
of St. John is at stake. We hope that you and your ad-
ministration will concur with our findings.
Norman Gledhill, Chairman
St. John Roadway Committee
Wedding Announcement: Stull-Duplisea
Catherine Stull and Derek Duplisea tied the
knot and braved a sudden downpour in front
of about 150 family members and friends on Sat-
urday, July 17, during a ceremony on Cinnamon
The reception immediately followed at Cinna-
mon Bay's T'ree Lizard restaurant where guests
enjoyed mahi mahi and delicious homemade mac-
aroni and cheese.
Stull, a kindergarten teacher at the Julius E.
Sprauve School, and Duplisea, who works in the
tourism industry on Love City, loved showing off
St. John to family members who flew in from Ohio
and Maine for the event.
Love City Pan Dragons entertained guests dur-
ing cocktail hour and the newlyweds gave out
locally-painted stemless wine glasses as their wed-
Stull and Duplisea's July 17 wedding was the
culmination of a week of festivities celebrating
the couple's love on Love City. The fun started
on July 13 with a BBQ, followed by a bachelor-
ette boat trip to the BVIs on July 15 for the ladies
Newlyweds Chaterine Stull and Derek
and a beach party for the men. The wedding party
then enjoyed a sunset boat cruise around St. John
aboard Patriot on July 16.
"The week was an amazing one and the memo-
ries were priceless," said the bride. "The wedding
day was a great success and the rain a blessing
from the heavens above!"
The "Second Phase of Census Data Collection Underway; Results Available Next Year" article which
appeared in the July 19-25 issue of St. John Tradewinds referred to Census workers as "volunteers." Cen-
sus workers are, in fact, paid employees and are not volunteers. St. John Tradewinds regrets the error.
Crime Stoppers USVI Seeks Info on Crimes
St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crimes. If anyone
knows something, they should
say something. Even the small-
est bit of information may be
just what law enforcement needs
to solve this case.
Police are requesting assis-
tance with a theft that occurred
on April 14 at K & S Caribbean
LLC in Susannaberg, where
someone broke into a business
container and removed several
custom-made handrails and
sheets of boards. Police suspect
that a truck was used to remove
these items. The minimum re-
ward for an arrest is $714.
Community members can
submit tips on these or any other
crimes at www.CrimeStopper-
sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-
222-TIPS (8477). Tips are
completely anonymous, and the
stateside operators are bilingual.
VIPD Recruit Class and Auxiliary
Class Graduates on St. Thomas
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Police De-
partment graduated new law en-
forcement officers in a ceremony
Friday, July 16, at the SFC Leonard
B. Francis Armory on St. Thomas.
The Police Recruit and Police
Auxiliary Class was comprised of
21 individuals including 14 VIPD
officers, seven Police Auxiliaries,
one Department of Planning and
Natural Resource enforcement of-
ficer and one Superior Court Dep-
uty Marshall. The academy train-
ing lasted 21 weeks.
"Out of Many, We are One" and
"On the Move, On the Beat, Serv-
ing with Pride and Dignity," were
the class mottoes for the police
recruit and police auxiliary class
respectively. Judge Michael C.
Dunston administered the oath of
Cheers and applause from fam-
ily and friends echoed in the halls
of the armory as each officer was
presented awards and accolades
based on physical, academic and
Governor John deJongh, in
his speech to the graduates, com-
mented on recent crime incidents
telling the class this is the perfect
time for the new officers to hit the
"It is a time for this community
more than anything else to see the
best of the officers to stand up and
take the charge," said deJongh. "It
is the best of times for these indi-
viduals to put themselves above
others and understand the chal-
lenges we have."
Recognizing these challenges
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Raymond Hyndman told the of-
ficers "you must realize the prob-
lems of this community transcend
all boundaries, it affects all peo-
"Each of you must commit
yourself to champion the cause for
justice and fairness to everyone
you come in contact with," said
Police Commissioner Novelle
Francis was out of the territory on
police business and sent his con-
gratulations to the graduates.
St. Thomas/St. John district Po-
lice Chief Rodney Querrard also
commented on the overwhelming
tests the officers will confront on
a regular basis and implored them
to utilize their training in handling
"We are being challenged daily
because of the no-care attitudes of
a few criminals, thugs and heart-
less individuals who live among
us," said Querrard.
The VIPD Chief warned the of-
ficers to make sure their feelings
do not cloud their judgment when
upholding Virgin Islands laws.
Likewise, Police Training Acad-
emy Director Vancito Gumbs said
the officers must help to take back
our streets, and in doing so, serve
with professionalism, pride and
"You must remember that you
are not the oppressor, for you are
the protector and defender of the
people you will swear to serve and
protect," said Gumbs.
During the graduation the audi-
ence gave a standing ovation for
training cadre Corporal Omodoso
A. Muhammad, who is retiring
after serving 20 years in law en-
St. John Tradewinds, July 26-August 8, 2010 13
St. John Police Report
LAND LINE: 911
Friday, July 16
4:10 p.m. A citizen p/r that he received a phone call from his
cousin stating that his warehouse was broken into. Burglary in the
7:04 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone removed four tires off
of his vehicle which was parked in the area of Gifft Hill. Police
Saturday, July 17
8:52 a.m. A citizen c/r that he found his stolen tires in Estate
Bethany. Disturbance of the peace.
9:40 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that her car was struck
while parked. Auto accident.
10:20 p.m. An Estate Spring Garden resident r/ a disturbance.
Disturbance of the peace.
Sunday, July 18
8:10 a.m. An Estate Calabash Boom resident r/ a disturbance
with a V.I. Port Authority officer at the Red Hook barge dock. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
10:10 a.m. An Estate Adrian resident r/ that she purchased
one acre of land from someone under false pretenses. Obtaining
money under false pretenses.
1:15 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance at Gifft Hill. Disturbance
of the peace.
Monday, July 19
1:14 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/r a one car collision
on Centerline Road. Auto accident.
3:30 a.m. Badge #734 p/ with one Patricia Depena of Estate
Pastory placed under arrest and charged with DUI and negligent
driving. Bail was set at $1,500 by order of the court. She was de-
tained at Leander Jurgen Command.
6:45 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident posted bail in the amount
of $1,500 for the release of Patricia Depena.
11:27 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ a disturbance with
her neighbor. Police assistance.
7:57 p.m. 911 Dispatch r/ that officers traveled to the Westin
Resort and Villas to investigate reports of someone found floating
in a swimming pool. Drowning.
Tuesday, July 20
7:37 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r being involved in an
auto accident on Jacob's Ladder. Auto accident.
10:30 a.m. A citizen r/ that she had a verbal altercation with
her boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace.
Wednesday, July 21
9:50 a.m. A visitor from Maryland p/r that his vessel was sto-
len from Leinster Bay. Unauthorized use of a vessel.
4:01 p.m. An Estate Bellevue resident c/r being involved in an
auto accident in the area of Pine Peace. Auto accident.
4:10 p.m. A St. Thomas resident c/r being involved in an auto
accident in the area of Pine Peace. Auto accident.
Thursday, July 22
12:45 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in the area of Estate Caro-
lina. Unfounded disturbance.
6:15 p.m. A visitor from Pennsylvania p/r that his wallet is
missing. Lost wallet.
14 St. John Tradewinds, July 26-August 8, 2010
St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient-
ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.
Tuesday, July 27
The VA. Caribbean Health-
care System will host a Veterans
Service Organizations meeting
on Tuesday, July 27, at 11 a.m.
in the conference room of the
St. John Legislature Building.
Wednesday, July 28
All construction workers
and building contractors are
invited for free training in the
latest erosion control technol-
ogy erosion control blankets on
Wednesday, July 28, from 12
to 3 p.m. at Sputnik's in Coral
Friday, July 30
Rotary Club of St. John
will induct new officers during
its Friday, July 30, meeting.
The group meets at the Westin
each Friday at 12:30 p.m.
St. John youth taking
part in the Virgin Islands Sum-
mer Creative Writing Program
Young Writers Camp at St.
John School of the Arts will
share their work during a pro-
gram on Friday, July 30, at 10
"Why is the water brown?
Sedimentation studies in St.
John bays and coral reefs" will
be the special evening program
on Friday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m.
at Maho Bay Camps.
Tuesday, August 3
On Tuesday, August 3, local
TV stations and cable channels
will air the 70-minute docu-
mentary "Gangs in Paradise"
at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4
The V.I. Department of La-
bor and Caribbean Work In-
centive is hosting a "Ticket
to Work" workshop for social
security disability beneficia-
ries and family members on
Wednesday, August 4, at 6
p.m. at the St. John Legislature
Friday, August 6
On St. John, the farmers'
markets will be on August 6 in
the Frank Powell Park in Cruz
Bay from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, October 11
Using Sport For Social
Change, in conjunction with
the St. John Community Foun-
dation and the St. John Parks
and Recreation, will host its
2nd annual Just Play Day on
October 11, from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. in Cruz Bay.
ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcohol-
ics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m
on Tuesday; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center.
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from
6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.
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Rainfall Sends Guts Overflowing, Rocks Sliding
Continued from Page 2
Going into the month of July,
St. John had already seen almost
10 inches more than usual for that
time of year. As of Friday, July 23,
a total of 41.89 inches of rain had
fallen during 2010 so far and the
average yearly rainfall for St. John
is only 43 inches.
"It's just been a wet year," said
Boulon. "May was the second wet-
test May since I started collecting
data in 1983, June was the wettest
June and we're already well past
our average for July."
The rainfall set back North
Shore road repairs, hampered the
work of VI. Water and Power Au-
thority's Estate Grunwald power
line crew and closed one lane near
the Cruz Bay tennis courts for most
of the early part of the week.
Along with the lush green hill-
sides, so much rain accumulation
also often means lots of mosqui-
toes and a greater danger of con-
tracting dengue fever. There have
already been two reported cases
of dengue fever on St. John, with
While standing water, where the
dengue fever carryingAedes i. i, i
mosquitoes often breed, can pose
dangers, such a heavy amount of
rain usually bring less mosquitoes,
according to Boulon.
,r. Jonn iraaewinos News noio Dy jalme Liiiioi
Runoff at Maho Bay, above, eroded the beach and sent
sediment into the bay.
"Sometimes whenwe have these
big gut washes, like this, it flushes
everything out," said Boulon.
"The mosquitoes that have already
laid their eggs will be washed out,
which we saw in May and June.
During those months we didn't re-
ally have any mosquitoes."
"And I think that was because
there was a continual flushing of
the eggs and larvae," Boulon said.
"When it stopped dining a bit at
the end of June and early July,
when it tapered off for the a week,
that is when we started getting
The Department of Health has
already started fogging for mosqui-
toes on St. Croix and St. Thomas
and plan to start soon on St. John.
DOH, however, had not set a date
for fogging as of press time.
Parking Coming to Enighed; Proposals Due in August
Continued from Page 3
"With these four to five acres down at Enighed,
we have an opportunity to shuffle things around and
make it all better," said Black.
The St. John resident also shared a plan to create a
marina at Enighed along the mangrove section of the
pond. The "Love City Marina," is the brainchild of
Black, a local family and several other St. John busi-
ness people one of whom was reported to be Peter
Body Found in Pool
Continued from Page 5
She died at the Myrh Keating
Smith Community Health Center a
few hours later.
While the VIPD deemed that in-
cident a suicide, Baruffladi's fam-
ily disagreed and have been fight-
ing in Boston area courts to have
the matter further investigated.
Baruffaldi, a 45-year-old moth-
er of two from Lynnfield, MA, was
staying at the resort for a veteri-
nary conference and had reported-
ly been arguing with her husband
of three years, Robert Harris, the
Bay developer Jack Andrews.
"Several St. John business persons, including my-
self and a local family, have formed a corporation
called Love City Marina, with the desire to create a
marina at the Enighed Pond," said Black. "At pres-
ent, we have some engineers and architects to further
design this project."
The marina would also include shops, a pump out
facility, boat rentals and marine repair.
night her body was found hang-
ing in the bathroom of their hotel
According to the VIPD's inves-
tigation, after arguing with Harris,
Baruffaldi went into the bathroom
and wouldn't open the door. Har-
ris alerted Westin personnel, who
unlocked the door and found Ba-
ruffaldi hanging from the shower
curtain rod with a tie from a bath-
robe around her neck, according to
the VIPD, who officially deemed
the incident a suicide.
Family members, however,
didn't believe Baruffaldi had taken
her own life. Harris and Baruffaldi
had reportedly been having mari-
tal problems and she had taken
out a restraining order against him
before the couple traveled to St.
John, according to a report on abc-
Harris also stood to inherit ap-
proximately $3 million worth of
real estate from Baruffaldi, as well
as her personal estate reportedly
worth about $100,000, according
to the abcnews.go.com report.
Baruffaldi's family hired an at-
torney who filed a wrongful death
suit against Harris and the issue
has not yet been resolved by the
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Baha'i Community of St. John
For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. Friday;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291
Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard
Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sunday
Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship,
Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m
Seventh Day Adventist
St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m.
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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Plans and "Non-Plans" for Cruz Bay Waterfront
Continued from Page 3
happen to the Cruz Bay waterfront.
"Cruz Bay town has grown around the
dock and the Creek area has evolved to a
mixed use area," said Rutnik. "Moving the
barge traffic to Enighed Pond has opened up
opportunities for us. It is important to keep
the historical point of entry and its charm
A taxi dispatch system would help allevi-
ate congestion at the dock, Cruz Bay's Frank
Powell Park should be renovated to host
concerts and special events, and the Creek
should not be made into a commercial area,
but turned into a green space to be enjoyed
by the community, according to Rutnik.
"VIPA should pursue a scaled down ver-
sion of its plan until the economy recovers
and St. John decides what to do with the wa-
terfront," Rutnik said. "We should develop
boating and yachting interests consistent
with the infrastructure of the area but there
is no urgency to extensively develop the
Paul Devine proposed a plan that in-
cluded extending the ferry dock to double
its current length in order to accommodate a
60-slip marina on the south side and a walk-
way with a fish market and vending area on
the north side.
Devine's plan also called for relocating
the bathrooms and the Customs and Im-
migration office from the Customs parking
lot, installing lighting and converting most
of the area into parking spaces. In Devine's
plan, the Customs office would be located
near the Creek, a dock would be built to ac-
commodate an additional marina with space
for 40 boats and the black fencing would be
The chance to renovate the waterfront
could be the best thing to happen to the is-
land in years, according to Steve Black, who
shared his own plan of how to transform the
"Cruz Bay could be one of the prettiest
towns in the entire Caribbean," said Black.
"That's where we have to go. The first thing
I looked at was the traffic pattern down-
Black's plan called for directing traffic
headed for the ferry dock to the Customs
parking lot, which would also house taxis
and villa greeters, freeing the dock area
A marina should be built along the shore-
line of the Customs parking lot area, the
road along the Creek should be widened and
a sidewalk should be built on the shopping
side of the street, according to Black's plan.
Black's plan also included a walkway
built around the Battery with scenic look-
outs and benches, and a park area with
benches next to the VINP parking lot.
In addition to his ideas for improving
the Cruz Bay Creek area, Black also shared
some ambitious plans for the Enighed Pond
area (see related story on page 3).
Following the formal presentations, resi-
dents were able to ask questions of the panel
and share their own ideas with officials.
Many residents agreed that the area
should not be overly developed and the
meeting stretched on after 9 p.m. For more
information about the waterfront plans, stop
by DPNR's office located in the old Head
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20 St. John Tradewinds, July 26-August 8, 2010
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Malik Stevens
Sprauve family members young and old, including Elroy
Spruave, at right, and Denise Georges, below far right,
enjoyed a day of fun in the sun and a pig roast during
a July 15 beach party at Oppenheimer Beach. The St.
John beach party was just one of the events of the family's
week-long reunion which drew Sprauves from near and far.
Sprauves Celebrate "The Ties that Bind"
Continued from Page 6
union in 1986 was full of smiles
when she said "the reunions just
keep getting better."
"The last reunion was good,
but this one was great," said
Creque. "It's amazing to see the
different generations of Sprauve
children growing up"
On Friday, July 16, the family
took their festivities over to St.
Thomas to the Marriott French-
man's Reef Hotel where a grand
Family Banquet was hosted.
At the banquet the family hon-
ored Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, Mr.
Gilchist Sprauve, Ruth Frett and
Joan Sprauve Ricci for all their
hard work and achievements as
Sprauve family members.
Music was provided by Love
City's own Cool Session Brass,
whose female vocalist Tishelle
Knight is also a member of the
The week full of events
wrapped up at the St. John Naza-
reth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay
where members of the Sprauve
family attended the regularly
held Sunday service and then
said their final good-byes.
Kathryn Worrell, who co-
chaired the Sprauve Family Re-
union Inc. and spearheaded all of
the events, said the family now
plans to host a reunion every
year, especially after this year's
The board hoped to have mi-
nor reunions annually, and have
week-long reunions every five
years, explained Worrell.
Reunions are a way for
Sprauves of different generations
and areas to connect, explained
Duane Francis, Sprauve family
"By having the reunions every
year we hope the children will be
able to meet each other and dis-
cover their family," said Francis.
"Reunions are like tools to con-
nect the many generations of the
With the Sprauve family ex-
panding every year, family mem-
bers said that they can only hope
that the reunions keep getting
bigger and better.