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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Island Schools
Open Late After
Recovering from
Hurricane Earl
Page 9
Early Morning
Fire Destroys
Hercules Pate
Page 4
Friends Grappling
with Dengue Death
of Caneel Executive
Page 5
Ground Is Broken
for New Coral Bay
Organic Garden
Page 7
Ocean Educational
Group Is Combatting
Invasion of Lionfish
Page 6
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Chamber Event
Page 8

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St. John Cleans Up from Hurricane Earl

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Some of the worst damage from Hurricane Earl, which passed north of St. John as a Category 3 storm, was the numerous
boats thrown ashore on Chocolate Hole beach, above. Downed power lines and trees were also seen across the island.

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Threat of Gaston Keeps Hurricane

Hole Open for 2010 Permit Holders

Due to the potential for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Gaston to be
affecting the island next week, V.I. National Park officials will be
leaving Hurricane Hole open for all 2010 permit holders.
Boaters may leave their vessel in their permitted spot until fur-
ther notice.
VINP officials ask that boaters do not discharge anything into
the waters of Hurricane Hole during their stay there.
Being a highly sensitive and critically valuable fish and coral
nursery habitat, and being the most pristine habitat like this re-
maining in the U.S. and B.V.I., officials are trying to protect it as
much as possible from impacts.

Labor Day Fun Day Set for Monday,

September 6, at Coral Bay Ballfield
Residents are urged to come out to the Coral Bay ballfield on
Labor Day, Monday, September 6, for a family fun day.
The fun starts at 11 a.m. with food, drinks and live music by
Wrection Band. There will be lots of games for the children in-
cluding a greased pig competition and bouncers, which will be
provided by Jerry Lake.
For more information call Jane Johannes at 776-6450.

Residents Urged To Stay Out of Storm

Water Affected Coastal Waters
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces
that as a result of the passing of Hurricane Earl, and in anticipation
of rains from impending weather, the Division of Environmental
Protection is advising the public to refrain from the coastal waters
of the Virgin Islands until further notification.
This includes activities such as swimming, fishing and bathing.
DPNR is also advising parents to instruct their children to keep
away from storm water-impacted beaches as well as areas with
manholes and storm water flooding.
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 runoff 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 regarding water quality, call 774-3320.

Triathlon Postponed Until Sept. 26

The St. John Landsharks postponed the Love City Triathlon and
Aquathon which was scheduled for Sunday, September 5. Both
events are rescheduled for Sunday September 26.
While conditions on the island of St. John are improving after
the passing of Hurricane Earl, the road and water upon which the
races are conducted are still being cleaned, cleared and repaired.
The race organizing committee is concerned with the safety
and enjoyment of the participants, along with not overburdening
the many race volunteers during this challenging time. The group
apologizes for any inconvenience this postponement causes, and
we look forward to seeing everyone on September 26.
For more information on the Love City Triathlon contact Jude
Woodcock at woodjudecock@hotmail.com or Louise Wearmouth
at louise@surfbvi.com.

Hurricane Earl tore down trees, canopies, power lines and tossed numerous boats
ashore. Damage was evident across the island from East End to Fish Bay.

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Boat Damage, Power Lines and Trees Down

St. John Cleans Up from Hurricane Earl

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After enjoying a quiet 2010 hur-
ricane season since May, St. John
residents endured the onslaught
of the first major hurricane of the
summer last week.
Residents were advised to make
all preparations for the storm
on Sunday, August 29, and to be
ready for the hurricane by Monday
night, August 30. All public and
private schools, originally sched-
uled to open on August 30, were
shuttered and staff members were
instead asked to help secure school
Government offices in both the
St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix
districts were closed as citizens se-
cured their home and property for
the approaching hurricane.
V.I. National Park officials
opened Hurricane Hole as a storm
refuge and boats were seen cruis-
ing to the safe harbors all day Au-
gust 29.
As dawn broke on Monday,
August 30, residents braced for
the approaching storm which was
then a Category 1 packing winds
of around 75 miles per hour. As
Hurricane Earl bared down on the
islands, its forward progression
slowed and winds continued to
In Coral Bay, the cell phone
towers were the first to go, with
cell phone service out by 11 a.m.
Electrical current flickered on and
off at times, but in Estate Lower
Carolina the power remained on
until around 5 p.m. on August 30.
Government officials issued a
curfew for all residents to be off
the roads from 5 p.m. on August
30 until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August
31. The curfew was later extended
to 11 a.m. on August 31.
The center of Hurricane Earl
passed about 65 miles north of St.
John the night of August 30 as a
Category 3 storm with winds of
up to 130 miles per hour. Hurri-
cane force winds were recorded 50
miles from Earl's center, just out
of Love City's range.
Tropical storm force winds,
however, did batter the island. As
the storm passed to the north, the
winds came out of the west with

white caps visible all the way to
the shoreline of Coral Bay harbor.
After the storm passed, sometime
around 7 p.m., the winds shifted
around to the east and grew in in-
Grey skies continued to blanket
the island on Tuesday morning,
August 31, as residents awoke and
assessed the damage from Hurri-
cane Earl.
Rainfall amounts were less than
expected. Rafe Boulon collected
only 1.99 inches during the storm
at his North Shore Road home.
Downed trees and power lines
were the worst damage from Hur-
ricane Earl.
Ten boats moored in Choco-
late Hole Bay were slammed to
the shoreline. One lone boat was
seen floating on its mooring in the
bay, but that one too sank by the
afternoon on Tuesday, August 31.
A pile-up of five boats, both power
and sail, on the rocky shoreline
was a crushing reminder of Hur-
ricane Earl's force.
Great Cruz Bay also saw a con-
siderable amount of damage. About
six boats broke off their moorings
and crashed on shore. The Westin
Resort and Villas beach-front res-
taurant canopy collapsed and the
hotel's dock also sustained dam-
age. The resort also lost several
large trees on the property.
In Cruz Bay two boats crashed
ashore on the rocks of the Battery
and another two broke off their
moorings on the south side of the
bay. The dinghy docks on both
sides of the Loredon Boynes Sr.
Ferry Dock were battered.
A tree in front of the Morris F.
deCastro Clinic fell over and land-
ed on the roof. Debris and felled
tree limbs filled the Franklyn Pow-
ell Park.
The grounds of the Julius
E. Sprauve and Guy Benjamin
Schools suffered only minor debris
damage. A pole behind GBS fell
down, but did not affect electrical
current to the school. An uprooted
tree in front of Gifft Hill School
took out part of the playground
fence, but no other major damage
was reported.
Wind whipped most of the
leaves off trees in the Reef Bay

St. John Tradewinds News Photo byJaime Elliott

Hurricane Earl packed high winds and tore down this
tree in front of Head Start in Estate Enighed.

area. Similar barren trees were
visible along the North Shore
Road and in Estates Fish Bay and
Chocolate Hole.
Hurricane Earl's worst victims
seemed to be power lines. Electri-
cal current for some lucky St. John
residents was restored by Tuesday
night, August 31. With numerous
power lines down and transformers
blown, however, many residents
didn't get their power restored un-
til Thursday night, September 2,
and even later for some Estate Fish
Bay residents.
Residents in the East End, por-
tions of Upper Carolina, John's
Folly, Estate Lower Carolina and
Estate Bordeaux got power back
by September 2. Residents in Es-
tate Fish Bay, however, were still
without power on Friday after-
noon, September 3.
No major structural damage was
confirmed as of press time.
Department of Public Works,
Water and Power Authority, VI.
Territorial Emergency Manage-
ment Agency, V.I. National Park,
Innovative Telephone and Cable,
Waste Management Authority and
other agencies geared up for clean
up efforts August 31.
While officials quickly started
clearing roadways, many areas
were still covered in debris as of
press time. East End road was only
passable in the middle of the street
with trees and limbs down all
along the roadway.
Governor John deJongh im-
posed a curfew from 11 p.m. Au-

gust 31 until 9 a.m. September 1
to allow for clean up crews to get
work done unimpeded by traffic.
Department of Planning and Natu-
ral Resources officials warned res-
idents to refrain from using coastal
waters impacted by storm water
DPNR officials were also as-
sessing marine damage and boats
on the shorelines around St. John
in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl.
Public and private schools on
St. John welcomed students back
on Thursday morning, September

2010 RAIN

at Trunk Bay

August Rainfall
4.29 inches
Hurricane Earl: 1.99 inch.

August Rainfall
3.88 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
42.99 Inches

Average YTD
22.85 Inches

The island's emergency agen-
cies were pleased with their efforts
before and after Hurricane Earl,
according to St. John Administra-
tor Leona Smith.
"The preparations went well,"
said Smith. "We met with VITEMA
three times a day before the storm.
As Earl approached, VITEMA,
FEMA, U.S. Coast Guard, VINP,
the administrator office and St.
John Rescue met throughout the
"VITEMA was manned the en-
tire day and night," Smith said. "I
stayed there Monday night and we
all go to work first thing Tuesday
morning. Everyone was geared up
and ready for the clean up effort."
The lack of power for residents
was the worst of the damage,
Smith added.
"WAPA had four transform-
ers blow up, but I think they were
working expeditiously to get the
power back on for people," said
the island administrator. "The
worst of the storm was downed
trees, power lines and lots of veg-
etation on the roadways."
Smith was set to tour St. John
with Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency officials on Friday,
September 3, to access damage,
she added.


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4 St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010

Early Morning Fire Guts Hercules Pate

Cruz Bay

The dinghy
dock in Cruz
Bay, right, was
destroyed by
Hurricane Earl.

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
For the first time in 25 years,
Arthur Hercules will not be serv-
ing up those delectable pat6s at his
popular Cruz Bay eatery.
A fire engulfed Hercules Pat6
early Wednesday morning, August
25, destroying the building Hercu-
les had occupied since 1985. The
buildings on either side of Her-
cules Pat6 were also damaged by
the early morning fire, according
to V.I. Fire Department's St. John
Chief Winnifred Powell.
"We got a call from 911 around
2:35 am. this morning that there
was a fire in the area of Hercules
Pat6," said Powell on Wednesday
afternoon, August 25. "We re-
sponded and Hercules Pate was
fully engulfed. There was also
damage done to the buildings to
the left and the right of Hercu-
The ice cream truck parked in
front of Hercules was also gutted
by the fire, explained Powell.

The popular local eatery Hercules Pat6 in Cruz Bay,
above, was gutted by a fire during the early morning hours
of August 25.

"The ice cream truck was gut-
ted because of the heat and the
close proximity to the fire," said
the fire chief.
No one was injured in the blaze.
VIFD officials declined to com-
ment on the cause of the fire until

their investigation is completed.
"We're checking the gas lines
and the electric lines just to make
sure, said Powell. "We want to
eliminate all the possibilities and
probabilities to figure out what


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Friends, Family Grappling with Sandie

Brown's Death from Complications

of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Strain

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Sandie Brown's death last
month shocked family members,
friends, co-workers and the Love
City community who reeled from
the news of the loss of the outgo-
ing and friendly woman.
The 47-year-old St. John resi-
dent, who was the director of rev-
enue management at Caneel Bay
Resort where she worked for a de-
cade, succumbed to complications
from dengue fever on Friday, Au-
gust 20, in a Florida hospital.
Brown died of complications
from a severe strain of the disease,
called dengue hemorrhagic fever,
which results in internal bleeding
and dire low levels of platelets in
the blood, according to Schneider
Regional Medical Center's Direc-
tor of Emergency Medicine Dr.
Clayton Wheatly.
Dengue fever an endemic
disease in the Virgin Islands and
throughout the tropics is con-
tracted from Aedes aegypti mos-
quitoes, which are found through-
out the tropics and bite indoors and
outdoors from dusk until dawn.
There are four main strains of
dengue fever, with the life-threat-
ening dengue hemorrhagic fever
by far the most dangerous form of
the disease.
While Wheatly did not treat
Brown, he was familiar with her
case and had consulted with her at-
tending physician at SRMC where
she was treated after being trans-
ferred from Myrah Keating Smith
Community Health Center on St.
After being admitted to the
emergency room at the St. Thomas
hospital, Brown was in turn trans-
ferred to a Florida hospital most
likely a Jacksonville-area facility,
according to Wheatly where
she died from complications from
the mosquito-born disease.
While there is no cure for the
disease, Brown's severely low lev-
els of blood platelets made treat-
ment extremely difficult.
Without platelets, Brown's
blood was unable to clot and her
death was likely due to internal

"Sandie was a huge part of the fabric of
Caneel Bay and was an important part of the
guest experience. Everyone is going to miss
her very much. Sandie loved Caneel Bay and
that is something that shone through in her in-
teractions with guests."

Kristin Hutton, senior account executive
Hawkins International PR for Caneel Bay

bleeding, Wheatly explained.
Brown is the only person
Wheatly knew of who had died
from dengue hemorrhagic fever in
the territory this year, he added.
The lack of platelets in local
blood banks and the length of time
it takes for medical transport off
St. Thomas didn't help Brown's
After determining a patient
needs to be transferred from
SRMC, it takes an average of eight
to 12 hours for that patient to actu-
ally leave the island, according to
"It takes so long because we
don't have a medical helicopter
or a fixed medical transport which
would cut down on that time sig-
nificantly," said Wheatly. "Once
the determination is made to trans-
fer a patient, transportation must
be secured, personnel must be se-
cured, and all of that takes time be-
fore they even begin to travel here
to pick up the patient."
"We have been to the legislature
before to impress upon them the
importance of having fixed medi-
cal transport in the island," said
the director of emergency medi-
cine at SRMC.
The delay in transportation,
however, did not contribute to
Brown's death, Wheatly added.
"The problem wasn't getting
her off-island," said Wheatly.
"It was the disease. The delay in
transportation didn't contribute to
her death."
The lack of platelets was a big-
ger factor in Brown's death, ac-

cording to Wheatly.
"The blood bank here doesn't
store platelets," Wheatly said.
"The patient would have required
a platelet transfusion and we don't
have them. We would have to re-
quest them from the blood bank
in Puerto Rico and that may have
been one of the deciding factors."
With no cure for the disease, the
only way to avoid dengue hem-
orrhagic fever and other strains
of dengue fever is to limit one's
exposure to mosquitoes, Wheatly
"Make sure screens in the home
are function, remove any standing
water around the home, use bug
repellent and limit your exposure
to mosquitoes," he said.
While the community grappled
with Brown's death, friends, co-
workers and family members gath-
ered at Caneel Bay Resort's Turtle
Point on Sunday, September 5, to
celebrate her life and mourn her
"Sandie was a huge part of the
fabric of Caneel Bay and was an
important part of the guest experi-
ence," said Kristin Hutton, senior
account executive with Hawkins
International PR, of which Caneel
is a client. "Everyone is going to
miss her very much. Sandie loved
Caneel Bay and that is something
that shone through in her interac-
tions with guests."
"People are really going to miss
her smiling face," said Hutton.
"She always had a great attitude
about life and was so excited about

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CORE Working To Combat

Lionfish in Local Waters

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With almost 150 lionfish already
netted in U.S. Virgin Islands wa-
ters, the Caribbean Oceanic Res-
toration and Education (CORE)
Foundation is kicking into high-
gear to fight the growing threat.
CORE was launched in St.
Croix in 2008 specifically to target
the local lionfish threat. Lionfish
are native to the Pacific Ocean
but have been devastating Atlantic
Ocean and Caribbean Sea fisher-
ies since being discovered off the
coast of Florida in the mid-1980s.
The species has no natural
predators in these waters and are
capable of consuming large num-
bers of reef fish. Officials in the
Bahamas have watched as the li-
onfish population has grown to as
many as 1,000 per acre while local
reef fish have been pushed to near
Lionfish were likely introduced
to local waters by a Bahaman dive
boat which transported the fish in
the ballast, according to Friends of
VINP Store manager and CORE
coordinator Karl Pytlik.
"The boat had a different kind of
ballast," said Pytlik. "It was kind
of like a big pontoon dive boat
where they pump water in or out
of the middle pontoon depending
on whether they need to come up
to a dock, etc. They have a screen
that covers the intake which the
crew thought was too much work
to clean."
"So they took the screen off,"
said Pytlik. "The very first lionfish
found in the Virgin Islands was
found in the ballast of that boat.
That is how it started."
The dive boat first visited St.
Croix in 2008 when the first lion-
fish was found in its ballast. The
very same boat returned in 2009,
followed by another rash of lion-
fish sightings, according to Pytlik.
"The boat left and went back to
the Bahamas," said Pytlik. "And
they didn't find any lionfish for
a long time. Then the boat came
back in 2009 and they found lion-
fish everywhere the boat went."
"The boat continued on and
went to Lameshur Bay," Pyt-
lik said. "I believe the boat went

"We want people to go out and mark the area
they see the fish. There is no spear fishing al-
lowed in the V.I. National Park and you really
could go into shock if you touch them. There are
tons of misidentifications going on as well."
We don't want people spearing a fish and then it
turns out to be a flying gurnard. So we really just
want people to mark the area and call the CORE
number to report the sighting."
Karl Pytlik, CORE Coordinator

around St. John, out to the BVIs
and on its return stopped at Lame-
shur, which is where we've had the
most sightings of lionfish."
Pytlik is convinced the boat
was the culprit as currents would
not carry lionfish to these waters,
he explained.
"It was a real shame, that the
boat came back that second time,"
Pytlik said. "Lionfish have been
found as far north as Massachu-
setts and now they're starting to
see them in St. Martin and other
islands. The currents wouldn't re-
ally carry it this way, so they were
brought here."
Department of Planning and
Natural Resources' Dr. William
Cole is working on legislation to
make sure boats entering local wa-
ters aren't carrying dangerous spe-
cies like lionfish, Pytlik added.
In the meantime, CORE is host-
ing monthly dive searches for the
predator fish and is looking for
"We've been trying to recruit a
bunch of divers and dive shops to
get boats cheaper to get more div-
ers out there and keep doing these
searches," said Pytlik. "We've got
rack cards all over the island and
we're trying to get the word out
for people to call 340-201-3242 to
report any sightings or to join one
of our searches."
While Pytlik estimated close to
150 lionfish have been captured,
the exact number is difficult to as-
certain, he explained.
"There are lots of people who
are just bringing the fish to Coral
World or DPNR," said Pytlik.
"There are also fishermen who
have been finding them off St.

Thomas. So it's difficult to say ex-
actly how many, but we think it's
close to 150."
Since lionfish can be confused
with other species of fish and con-
tain poisonous spines, officials en-
courage anyone who spots the fish
to mark the area, Pytlik explained.
"We want people to go out and
mark the area they see the fish,"
he said. "There is no spear fishing
allowed in the V.I. National Park
and you really could go into shock
if you touch them. There are tons
of misidentifications going on as
"We don't want people spearing
a fish and then it turns out to be
a flying gurnard," Pytlik said. "So
we really just want people to mark
the area and call the CORE num-
ber to report the sighting."
Pytlik also warned other swim-
mers who see the markers to leave
them where they are, he added.
"People are trying to do good
and clean up what they think is de-
bris," said the CORE coordinator.
"Just leave the marker where it is
and we'll be out to get it."
Despite the growing numbers of
lionfish in local waters, Pytlik be-
lieves the threat can be contained.
"I believe there is hope," he
said. "As long as we continue to
be aggressive. If our environment
is a healthy environment, usually
the invasive species can't stand."
"But because our fisheries are
already vulnerable, it can happen
much quicker," said Pytlik.
Lionfish markers are available
at Friends of VINP Store. Call
CORE at 340-201-3242 to report
a sighting or volunteer on an up-
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St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010 7

Officials Break Ground on Coral Bay Organic Garden Community Project

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While St. John is famous for its stunning
scenery, the island could soon be just as well
known for plump juicy peppers, succulent
eggplants and crispy cucumbers.
Those are just a few of the short term
crops planned for a new organic garden
soon to blossom in the Coral Bay area.
Lieutenant Governor Greg Francis joined
Department of Agriculture and other gov-
ernment officials for the official ground
breaking ceremony of the Coral Bay Or-
ganic Garden Community Project on Thurs-
day morning, August 26, at the department's
Coral Bay station on King Hill Road.
Seven residents were each granted quar-
ter-acre plots of land to farm at the depart-
ment's four-acre Coral Bay site. The farm-
ers will pay just $20 a year for the plots of
land, but must utilize only organic methods
of cultivation.
The garden project is the culmination
of years of work and marked the first time
ever that St. John residents were granted the
opportunity to lease government land at af-
fordable prices for the sole purpose of agri-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Louis Petersen, Lt. Gov.
Greg Francis, DPW Commissioner Darryl Small, Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger and Property and Procurement Assistant Commissioner
Steven Jones help Coral Bay farmers with the official groundbreaking of
an organic garden on Dept. of Agriculture property.

"This historic occasion marks the first
time that the residents of St. John will be af-
forded the opportunity to lease or rent pub-
lic property for agricultural purposes," said

DOA Commissioner Louis Petersen. "This
is also the first time that the Department of
Agriculture has designated an area for or-
ganic food production in the territory. We

are definitely and literally 'breaking new
ground' as a result of this project."
"It demonstrates the administration's on-
going commitment to agricultural develop-
ment, to the residents of St. John, and to en-
vironmental stewardship in total," Petersen
The project was launched in May 2007,
when DOA officials decided to focus on
making organic farming on St. John a real-
ity. Officials overcame a number of hurdles
along the way, including a boundary dispute
with an adjacent landowner, Coastal Zone
Management permit issues and Department
of Property and Procurement approval.
Despite the challenges, the department
never wavered from its commitment to Love
City, explained DOA's St. John supervisor
Raymond Thomas.
"This has been a long time coming," said
Thomas. "I want to assure everyone that
Commissioner Petersen has never forgotten
St. John. He always tries to make sure that
St. John is included."
"Under his leadership, this is just the be-
ginning of agriculture on St. John," Thomas
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Reichhold Center Coming to St. John

September 15 for Business After Hours

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Mark those calendars for Wednesday, September
15, when the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Com-
merce and Reichhold Center for the Arts host a Busi-
ness After Hours event on the second floor of The
Marketplace starting at 5:30 p.m.
Officials from the Reichhold Center, a member of
the local chamber, are co-hosting the event in an ef-
fort to get more St. John residents to their beautiful
performing arts center located on the grounds of the
University of the Virgin Islands.
"What we often hear is that it is easier for people
to fly out of the territory to attend an event than it is
for them to go to Reichhold," said Pamela Toussaint,
Reichhold Center's managing director.
What many St. John residents don't realize, how-
ever, is that Reichhold launched a shuttle service
from Red Hook to make attending shows at the cen-
ter easier and more affordable for Love City citizens,

Toussaint explained.
"We launched a shuttle service from Red Hook to
Reichhold last year, but it didn't get much use," she
said. "We want to get the word out, so we're coming
to St. John to talk to residents one-on-one. Our big
thing right now is to focus on encouraging St. John
residents to participate in our activities."
Officials will also be on hand to share Reichhold's
exciting line-up for its upcoming season. Special tick-
et offers and memberships will also be available dur-
ing the Business After Hours event, Toussaint added.
"We're coming over with our entire staff mar-
keting, ticketing, everyone" she said. "We'll be able
to sign people up for tickets and memberships and be
able to take all their information right there. We're
taking the Reichhold to St. John"
The event will feature light food compliments of La
Plancha del Mar, refreshments and live musical enter-
tainment. The Chamber of Commerce will feature its
famous $2 bar. For more details call 693-1550.

Christian Arrested for Burglary, Trespassing, Domestic Violence

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officials
on St. John arrested Roane "Booz-
ie" Christian, 57, and charged him
with Second Degree Burglary,
Trespassing, Aggravated Assault
and Battery and Disturbance of the
Peace Domestic Violence.
Christian was arrested around

10:20 a.m. Wednesday, August
18, for assaulting a female victim,
according to the report. Christian
and the victim were involved in a
VIPD officials said while the
victim was at her home, Christian
broke into her residence by crawl-
ing through her window. When he

was inside the residence the two
began to fight. During the fight
Christian assaulted the woman by
hitting her on her arm with a fry-
ing pan.
Bail for Christian was set at
$52,000 and he was remanded to
the Bureau of Corrections on St.
Thomas pending court action.

Innovative Offices Closed for Labor Day

The Innovative Business Of-
fices on St. Thomas, St. Croix
and St. John will be closed on
Monday, September 6, in ob-
servance of Labor Day. Normal
business hours will resume on
Tuesday, September 7.
The Innovative Business
Centers include the customer

service departments for Inno-
vative Telephone, Innovative
Cable TV, Innovative Long
Distance, Innovative Wireless,
Innovative Business Systems,
and Innovative PowerNet.
For repairs, call 912 from
a landline or 778-1742 from a
wireless phone.

Delegate to Congress Don-
na Christensen has appointed
Alvis Christian to staff her St.
John office.
"I am pleased to welcome
Alvis Christian as the new
Constituent Services Repre-
sentative for my St. John of-

fice," said Christensen. "Mr.
Christian will cover issues and
happenings on the island of St.
John. He begins his tenure with
my office immediately and we
welcome his knowledge and
commitment to the people of
St. John."

KATS Seeking Volunteers for Season

St. John Kids And The Sea
needs volunteers for the upcom-
ing season. Sailing experience
is preferred, but not necessary.
The group meets on Saturday
mornings from 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. and is a lot of fun.
Entry-level participants will
kick off rowing and seamanship
in late October, so kayakers or

paddlers are welcome to come
out and share their expertise.
Then the KATS season gets
in full swing. So join the group
on Saturday mornings and have
fun while instructing local chil-
dren about safety at sea.
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Students at Guy Benjamin School, at left, and Gifft
Hill School, above, got back into the swing of classes on
September 2.

Hurricane Earl Forces St. John Schools To Open Three Days Late

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Public and private schools
across St. John and the territory
finally opened on Thursday, Sep-
tember 2, three days later than
Hurricane Earl forced the De-
partment of Education and private
school administrations to delay
the planned opening of schools
on Monday, August 30. Instead,
teachers and faculty reported to

their respective schools that day,
but not for class. They helped pre-
pare the buildings for the storm.
All students and faculty got the
year underway three days later, on
September 2.
In Coral Bay, the Guy Benjamin
School suffered minimal damage,
with only debris strewn about the
grounds and a downed telephone
pole. The pole, however, was con-
nected to the basketball court be-
hind the school, and did not affect

electrical current to the school.
At Gifft Hill School, students
were getting back into the swing
of classes at both the upper and
lower campuses. Several new fac-
ulty members at the school had
their first brush with the frustration
of storm season.
After having readied their class-
rooms over the weekend of August
27, they returned on Sunday, Au-
gust 29, and packed their supplies
away once again.

Besides several downed tree
branches, the worst damage at
GHS was one tree which was up-
rooted in the school's new play-
ground area and damaged part of
the new fencing.
Julius E. Sprauve School suf-
fered minimum damage as well.
Bushes near the Clarice Thomas
Annex were damaged and cleared.
A new fence, which was installed
around main campus, held up well
through the storm.

During the summer, officials
also installed a new exit in front
of JESS, allowing for the school's
transportation provider to access
the area without blocking others.
St. Thomas public schools and
Antilles School also welcomed
students back on September 2.
Dealing with the aftermath
of Hurricane Earl forced Gover-
nor John deJongh to cancel his
planned visit to St. John schools
on September 2.

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appointed Receiver of the mortgaged property of First American Development
Group/Carib LLC, known as the Pond Bay Club, shall be conducting a sale of the
Receiver's right, title and interest in certain assets. The sale will take place at the
Pond Bay Club project site on St. John, USVI from September 21, 2010 to
September 24, 2010.
The Pond Bay Club was planned as a 15-acre private residential resort located on
Chocolate Hole Bay in St. John, USVI. The development plan contemplated the
construction of 50 residential units and related amenities and services comprised of
17 buildings.
The assets being offered for sale include two new 1 Megawatt Broadcrown
generators, seven Jeep vehicles, general construction materials (e.g. lumber, storm
water & sanitary piping and conduit, electrical supplies), furniture and fixtures, a
"Fastway" concrete plant with three 10 yard trucks, construction trailers, and
shipping containers.
The assets will be offered for sale on an "as is, where is" basis, without warranty.
Further information, including a detailed listing of the assets offered for sale, a
registration form to attend the sale, the Terms and Conditions of Sale, and
directions to the Pond Bay Project site, are available on A&M's website at:
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10 St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010

September 25 Is Second Annual

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

St. John Tradewinds
For the second year in a row the St. John Ani-
mal Care Center is participating in the American
Kennel Club's "Responsible Dog Ownership Day"
on Saturday, September 25, at The Marketplace.
Participation is free and all current and prospec-
tive dog owners are encouraged to attend and learn
how to be a responsible dog owner.
"Dogs are considered to be members of the fam-
ily and the best way to return the love of your dog
is to be a responsible owner," said AKC spokes-
person Lisa Peterson. "We encourage everyone to
attend an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days
event near them to both have fun and learn about
all the different ways to have fun and do more with
your dog."
At the St. John event pet owners can test their
dog's manners by taking the AKC Canine Good

Citizen test. The event also includes obedience
demonstrations, breed rescue information, safety
around dogs for kids, giveaways and other enter-
taining and educational activities.
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days are
sponsored by Invisible Fence Brand, Hill's
Science Diet Small and Toy Breed Dog Food and
ADT Security Services.
For more information about the St. John "Re-
sponsible Dog Ownership" event contact Paul
Jordan at the ACC. The St. John ACC is open
Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dozens of orphaned dogs and cats call the shelter
Anyone looking to care for a loving animal, or
volunteer to help, is strongly encouraged to stop by
the shelter. For more information about the ACC,
check out STJACC.org or call 774-1625.

Non-profit organizations

time is running out for

energy retrofit grants

The Virgin Islands Energy Office ap-
proved projects will receive up to $50,000
in American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009 funding. Specific projects
mentioned in the grant application include
building retrofits, solar outdoor lighting and
energy education outreach. The program
goals are energy savings and job creation.
Grant applications must be recieved at the
Energy Office by September 10, 2010.

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FEMA Issues Advisory

on Pet Care During

Hurricane Emergencies
By Dr. Elaine Campbell
Special to St. John Tradewinds
Hurricane Earl has already affected the islands of the Greater Antil-
les. Having experienced last week's driving rain, thunder, lightning,
turbulent seas and flash floods, St. John residents are observing predic-
tions that the Virgin Islands can expect a violent hurricane season this
In anticipation of hurricane activity, the Department of Homeland
Security and FEMA have announced new guidelines for emergency
preparations and actions for Virgin Islands animals and pets. St. John
Tradewinds has already published FEMA guidelines for emergency
measures appropriate to humans.
FEMA has produced both print and DVD instructions for hurricane
emergency measures for animals. Some of these concerns relate to large
animals such as dairy cows and horses, which do not apply widely to
the Virgin Islands. In addition, FEMA has prepared procedures for pets
such as dogs, cats, human-assistance animals, and household pets gen-
Increased federal concern for household pets and service animals is
known as the "Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of
2006." Provisions for the rescue, care, and sheltering of pets and ser-
vice animals were added to section 403 (a) (3) of the previously stand-
ing Stafford Act.
The "PETS Act" authorizes FEMA or its agents to provide rescue,
care, and shelter for household pets. A household pet is identified as "a
domesticated animal such as a dog, cat, bird, rabbit, rodent, or turtle
that is traditionally kept in the home for pleasure rather than for com-
mercial purposes, can travel in commercial carriers, and be housed in
temporary facilities."
Strongly stated in Federal Government law (PETS Act of 2006)) is
the fact that certified service animals (usually dogs) must be permitted
to accompany their owners into any community shelters. While St. John
community shelters are neither large nor multiple, church-, school-, and
community shelter administrators are reminded that federal law prohib-
its exclusion of assistance animals.
For Virgin Islanders who have pets of any species, FEMA recom-
mends strongly that advance emergency planning is necessary.
FEMA directions remind owners of small animals to have appropri-
ate carriers at hand such as cat or small dog airline carrying cases
- in the event that pet owners decide to evacuate the islands before a
hurricane or to relocate to the homes of friends in less hurricane-prone
Identification Aids Tags and Collars
Right now is the time to equip companion animals with collars and
tags bearing the name, address, telephone number of each animal's
owner. As professional tags may take several days or even weeks to
be stamped, in the interim, owners can make up luggage-type tags to
attach to collars.
The St. Croix Animal Shelter has tag-making equipment and St. John
can order tags from them by internet or telephone to be mailed over to
St. John next day if they place their orders immediately. Break-away
collars can be purchased on St. John at Canines, Cats, and Critters in
Palm Plaza near the Westin and at several places on St. Thomas, includ-
ing pet supply stores as the one at the Cost-U-Less shopping mall.
Leashes and Harnesses
In addition to collars and tags, dog owners should review their sup-
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St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010 11

Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Coral Breuning

My Introduction

St. John Tradewinds
What an opportunity! I feel
writing for the St. John Tradewinds
will be fun and rewarding. It is
something I feel will benefit me
in many ways. I will improve my
writing, become closer to the com-
munity, and be able to share the
thoughts of an island student.
When I was first approached
about writing this column I was
ecstatic. I still am, but when I sat
down and thought about what I
could possibly write about, I was
stumped. I was unsure where to
start or what to say. What first
came to mind was summer.
My summer has been full of
fantastic times, new adventures,
family and friends. I have been to
both the East Coast and the West
Coast of the United States, and
been right back here for the best
part of the summer, St. John Fes-
I have experienced white-water
rafting, weddings, camping, road
trips, county fairs, music concerts,
and, of course, time with family
and friends. Although summer has
kept me busy, there was always

time to keep in touch with my
I had friends all over the place
- some down-island, some state-
side and even some abroad! There
is no doubt that summer has kept
most of us busy, but it's time now
to shift back to school mode.
I'm very excited to go back to
school. There have been so many
changes at Gifft Hill School. They
have brought in a New Headmas-
ter, Dean, new teachers, fixed the
air conditioners and improved the
building as a whole.
I have a feeling this year, my ju-
nior year in high school, is going to
be full of new and exhilarating ex-
periences. Even though waking up
in the early morning is going to be
a royal pain, there is much to come
in the next few weeks. Getting to
know the teachers and enjoying all
the new changes. School was sup-
posed to start Monday August 30,
but I guess Earl had other plans.
Hurricane names are rolling off
the list. Planning for Hurricane
Earl was very interesting. Energy
levels from the island were mixed.
Some friends were cool and col-

elected, while others were crazy
and frantic.
In the end, securing always
pays off. My family buckled down
and secured everything. Like peo-
ple say, "It's better to be safe than
Going through a hurricane is
preparing, securing, staying safe,
power loss, eating, waiting, con-
templating damage, sleeping, wak-
ing up to damage, clearing roads
and unboarding. There's a lot to
cover during a hurricane.
I'm wrapping this up in the af-
termath of Hurricane Earl's wrath.
Earl has come unwanted and fast,
and put a new twist on the end of
summer. It looks like the peak of
hurricane season is here and vig-
orous, but that's what comes with
living in Paradise.
This is the beginning for me,
and I am hoping to grow and ex-
pand while writing my column.
School has just started and there
will be plenty of activities going
on to report. Virgin Islanders, stay
safe, and I hope that Hurricane
Earl will be the first and last storm
to come in contact with us.

New Picnic Tables, Grills with Help from Friends of VINP

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. National Park Superinten-
dent Mark Hardgrove announced
that VINP has installed eight new
barbeque grills and five new pic-
nic tables at Francis and Lameshur
Five tables and three grills were
installed at Francis Bay and three
tables and two grills were installed

at Lameshur.
The grills and tables were made
possible through a monetary do-
nation from the Friends of VINP,
which provided funds to purchase
the grills and have the tables con-
The tables were constructed
through a contract with Aubrey
Walters and VINP personnel, un-

der the leadership of Building and
Utilities Foreman Kevin Samuel,
conducted the installation of the
tables and grills.
Hardgrove thanked Friends of
VINP for their continued contribu-
tions and support to VINP. Hard-
grove extended an invitation to the
general public to visit the park and
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Residents Urged To Take Part in Street Naming Project Minor Intoxicated, Two Adults

St. John Tradewinds
Lieutenant Governor Gregory
Francis strongly encouraged resi-
dents to actively participate in
helping to name the streets of their
neighborhoods and communities.
Street naming has been identi-
fied as the first component in the
V.I. Street Naming and Address-
ing project which seeks to realize
a logical and standardized system
of addressing throughout the ter-
Residents and interested com-
munity-based organizations are
encouraged to work together to
submit street names which are

culturally appropriate or relating
to local history, pleasant sounding
and easy to read.
The goal is to complete a neces-
sary project that began in the early
1990s, explained Lt. Gov. Francis.
Back then, more than 40 neigh-
borhoods throughout St. Croix and
St. Thomas submitted street name
recommendations to the Depart-
ment of Public Works, but only a
small portion of the participating
communities saw their street name
recommendations became official
through legislative action.
The Office of the Lieutenant
Governor, which administers the

territory's GIS program, has now
undertaken the task of a compre-
hensive street naming program
as an essential element towards
greater use of GPS throughout the
territory and to assist in the imple-
mentation of a fully functional
emergency 911 system.
Members of the community in-
terested in taking part in this his-
toric project can view, download
and print the street naming guide-
lines at www.ltg.gov.vi.
For more information contact
Shawna Richards at 773-6459 or
via email at shawna.richards@


Are Arrested for Contributing

To the Delinquency of Minor

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officers
on St. John arrested Chara Johan-
na Larsen, 19, and Leopold Chin-
nery Jr., 30, and charged them with
Contributing to the Delinquency
of a Minor.
Larsen was arrested at 6:45
p.m. and Chinnery was arrested at
7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 14.
VIPD officials said Chinnery and
Larsen are related to the minor.
Police patrolling the Hawksnest
Beach area were approached by a
concerned citizen who observed
an intoxicated 16-year-old male
minor on the beach, according to
the public police report.
While being questioned, the
minor told police he had been
drinking alcohol, the report said.

Larsen Chinnery

After further investigation, police
said they discovered Chinnery had
brought alcohol to a beach party
and Larsen served it to the minor.
The minor was transported to
the Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center for treat-
ment and later released.
Bail for Chinnery and Larsen
was set at $500 each and they were
released after posting bail.




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St. John Relay for Life

Volunteers Are Needed

St. John Tradewinds
The American Cancer Society
Relay For Life is seeking volun-
teers in St. John walkers, cancer
survivors, caregivers, community
leaders, anyone wanting to make
a difference to organize and
recruit fundraising teams, garner
community support, coordinate
logistics, seek refreshments and
prizes, plan entertainment and lend
a hand to ensure the success of the
2011 event tentatively planned for
February 19.
The first volunteer committee
meeting will be on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 14, at 5:30 p.m. the St.
John Community Foundation of-
fice on the third floor The Market-
place. The meeting will begin the
planning process for the island's
First Annual Relay For Life event,
which supports the American Can-
cer Society's mission of saving
lives by helping people stay well,
by helping people get well, by
finding cures and by fighting back
against the disease.
Relay For Life events are held
overnight as individuals and teams
camp out at an athletic track, park
or other gathering area, with the
goal of keeping at least one team

member on the track or pathway at
all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fund-
raising prior to the event, but some
teams also host creative fundrais-
ers at their campsites during Relay.
The event brings together friends,
families, businesses, hospitals,
schools, faith-based groups -
people from all walks of life all
aimed at celebrating the lives of
those who have had cancer, re-
membering those lost, and to fight
back against the disease.
"Relay For Life is all about
our community uniting with the
American Cancer Society and sup-
porting its efforts to create a world
with less cancer and more birth-
days," said Celia Kalousek, Vol-
unteer Coordinator. "Volunteers
and participants who are willing to
give their time and energy to this
exciting event are making a com-
mitment to let St. John know that
people affected by cancer are not
Anyone who would like to join
the Relay For Life in St. John as
a volunteer or team participant,
should call the American Cancer
Society at 775-5373, or contact
Celia Kalousek at 693-9410.

St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010 13

Agro-Tourism Summer Camp Students Enjoy Tour and Lunch

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Seven students from the Virgin
Islands Institute for Agriculture
Development wrapped up their
summer camp last week by tour-
ing the grounds of Caneel Bay and
enjoying lunch and watersports at
the luxury resort.
After riding the Caneel ferry
over from St. Thomas, the stu-
dents got a tour of Caneel Bay's
lush ground from Oriel Smith on
Friday, August 28.
A total of 15 students learned all
about urban farming, making coal,
planting flower, spice and bush
tea gardens, raising chickens and
more during the 2010 Landscape
and Botanical Arts Summer Camp
hosted by VIIAD and led by direc-
tor Jacquel Dawson.
"Students learned about prun-
ing trees, grafting fruit trees, open
space management, non-point
source pollution, solar energy and
more," said Dawson. "They really

learned a lot."
The camp kicked off on July
19 on St. Thomas and the students
were kept busy right up until the
end of August. The camp focused
on "Agro-Tourism," which links
the territory's economic founda-
tion, tourism, with the natural en-
vironment, an idea about which
Dawson is passionate.
Dawson, an agronomist also
known as the "Bush Tea Lady,"
launched VIIAD in 1994 on St.
Thomas and expanded the program
to include a summer camp shortly
after as a way to fill a gap in stu-
dents' education, she explained.
"I love teenagers and I love the
environment," she said. "This was
the perfect way to instill a sense of
understanding and responsibility
for the natural environment. We
used to learn a lot of these things
from our grandparents and family
members, but we're not getting
that anymore."
The summer camp also covered

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VIIAD Agro-Tourism Summer Camp students enjoyed
lunch at Caneel and posed with staff members on the

soap and candle making as well as
crafting jewelry and bird feeders,
all out of local and natural prod-
ucts, Dawson added.

"People used to know how to
subsist from the environment, but
now they don't know how," she
said. "This takes agriculture and

incorporates it into tourism."
After lunch, students got the
chance to talk with Caneel's man-
aging director Nikolay Hotze, who
further discussed the importance
of tourism.
"Tourism is the number one
industry in the Virgin Islands,"
said Hotze. "If you see a tour-
ist, be friendly and welcoming to
them. We all must work together
for tourism and be the future of the
Virgin Islands."
Students were awarded gradua-
tion certificates and gift bags from
the VI. Department of Tourism,
which was a sponsor of VIIAD's
Agro-Tourism summer camp. The
V.I. Department of Labor Youth
Training, VI. Department of Edu-
cation Summer Feed and V.I. Com-
munity Foundation also sponsored
the summer camp.
For more information about VI-
IAD or the Agro-Tourism Summer
Camp, email vibushtea@yahoo.

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Smooth Roads Vs. Speed Bumps
This is a plea that the speed bumps be reconstructed ASAP! I love
the smooth roads, but some people are abusing that blessing with their
"rocket" motorcycles especially in the Pine Peace/Jacob's Ladder
School has started at the Christian Academy in that area, and the
other schools are scheduled to start next week, I believe. Reason
enough to replace those that were on the road before the work began,
and to add a few more, too! An increase in police patrols might make
a difference, too.
Thanks for the opportunity to voice my concerns on this matter.
Name Withheld by Request

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: 52
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 42
Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0

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St. John Needs Police Officers Who Want To Be Officers

Federal monitor VI. Police Department making
little progress on improving.
What does this have to do with us? A couple of
months ago I brought three guys down from N.H. to
frame a house for me. On Monday evening about 8:30
they went to Caf6 Roma to get a pizza.
On the way they walked by a VIPD vehicle parked
at First Bank with two police officers sitting it. When
they got to the entrance to Caf6 Roma there were
three low-lifes sitting at a table in Joe's.
The three punks drew knives on the guys, with a
VIPD vehicle in sight. It is bad enough that the of-
ficers do not get out of their vehicles and walk around
Cruz Bay in the evening, as we all know that many

people come to eat and drink in the bars in Cruz Bay,
but these punks have no fear of the police sitting in
the VIPD vehicle down the street.
And that lack of fear of the police is justified.
Needless to say the N.H. guys will not be going to
Cruz Bay for dinner again. I think that it is time that
we ask the police officers if they want to protect the
people of this community or not.
If they don't, we should encourage them to find
some other kind of work that they might enjoy doing,
and then we can hire some officers who do want to
help stop the intolerable level of crime on St. John.
Greg Miller

Governor deJongh appoints the board members
who make decisions concerning our publicly owned
utility, WAPA.
Why have these appointed board members not re-
duced our electric and water bills like other municipal
owned utilities by approving decisions like following.
Aggressively supporting the purchasing and installa-
tion of peak demand, solar and photovoltaic systems.
Photovoltaic systems replace very expensive and
blackout causing peak demand electricity basically
by air conditioning on a hot, sunny day.

Allow time of use meters that allow people to use
cheaper, off peak electricity and reduce peak demand
generating burdens.
Implement rate structures that promote efficiency.
Initiate an effective rebate program allowing people
to purchase efficient water and electric appliances.
Provide or subsidize water catchment systems, low
flow or dual flow toilets, low flow shower heads and
water and energy efficient washing machines.
Gerry Londergan

Proud To Be Living Here
Just wanted to send a note of extreme thanks to with great people, hard workers, commitment and au-
WAPA, Innovative, the Police, St. John Rescue and thenticity.
all the personal efforts put forth during the past few You guys rock.
days of storms. I am so proud to be living in a place Chelsea O'Brien

:'' | I A Mosque at Ground Zero

A Cry For Help
The St. John Animal Care Center needs your
Anne Marie Porter

Would Be a Symbol of Good
The mosque problem is its own solution.
For many who oppose and for some who support the
presence of a mosque and Islamic Center at Ground
Zero, such a presence will always be a triumphant cel-
ebration of the 9/11 successful attack destroying the
Twin Towers in Manhattan. Seeing the mosque and
center as a victory celebration is the problem.
Allowing this awful petty triumph is actually the
solution. This shows that our treasured freedoms and
rights are superior and rise above any sordid ugliness
they allow to small-minded and mistaken intentions
- which are not, after all, the intentions of most of
those in favor of the mosque and center.
The ill-intentions are actually twice undone: by
good intentions of most of those in favor; and by the
greatness of the ideas that permit the free expression
even of bad ideas. The symbol for some of evil ac-
complished is forced to become a symbol for all of
good rising above it.
Of course, not everyone will be able to see this. If
ignorance is bliss, stupidity must be ecstasy.
Nick Childs

Governor deJongh and WAPA

St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010 15

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

There Is Still Time To Fix Many Island Issues
Politics is not my thing. Which branch of Govern- you!" should not be acceptable ways to get a citizen's
ment handles what is not my thing. Living in the Vir- attention.
gin Islands, working on the three major islands and 4. With the recent heavy rains in the VI why was
paying taxes are. only one speed bump replaced in the Supreme Comer
Below are unfortunate experiences I've had and area on St. John? If it was needed initially, it's still
things I've noticed since moving back home in late needed.
June. I'm convinced I'm not the only one who has 5. Our roads needs to be paved properly not
noticed or may have had the misfortune of these ex- patched here and there. The traffic lines also need to
periences. be painted/re-painted.
1. Shouldn't the VI Bureau of Internal Revenue 6. Shouldn't road construction/repairs be done at
on St. Thomas and St. John be affiliated? If errors in night or not during rush hours? Many of our routes
documents processed in St. John are caught at Gov- are the only ones that can be used to get to and from
ernment offices on St. Thomas, why are St. John resi- destinations.
dents forced to travel back to St. John for correction? Many times we wonder why many of our homes
2. Why aren't the DMVand VIPD one unit? DMV's in all age groups would prefer to struggle in the main-
failure to perform all duties as outlined i.e. testing the land than move back home. Our islands have become
tint percentage on a vehicle but issuing tags becomes a major eye sore for the most part.
the citizen's problem when given a ticket for the very Why aren't more of us holding those responsible
tint that was on a vehicle at inspection time. accountable? Stop worrying about who is doing what
3. A course in approach and customer service must with whom?
be mandatory for all current and new Police Officers, We still have time to fix our many issues before
no matter how long they've been in the force or their it's too late.
rank. Being told "Pull over, pull over, we don't have Kishelle Thomas
mirror tint down here!" or "Hello, hello, I talking to

Children Need Their Fathers

We are at a crossroad in time and our children need
us men now more than ever! Often times I reflect and
marvel how different our community would be if men
assumed their natural role in the life of their children
and fulfilled our obligation.
Over the past 22 years of my professional life, I
have worked with inner city youths in Norfolk and
Newport News, Virginia and currently I am working
with Juvenile Delinquent on Probation on St. Thomas.
There is one common theme that continues to perme-
ate the phenomenon of juvenile crime fatherless
Our community can no longer ignore this grim re-
ality. We must begin to validate the purpose and desti-
ny of men in the life of children. We can know longer
minimize the purpose of men in the life of children.
We must fulfill our obligation as fathers and raise our
children from the cradle to early adulthood.
There are some people out of hurt and pain creates
a chasm or riff in the psychic of children when they
malign the absent parent, which can manifest nega-
tively later in life. Maligning the absent neglectful
parent is not in the best interest of the child. Allow
the child to develop there own impression which will
speak volume at the right time.
Moms, continue to do the best that you can do with
what you have at your disposal. Reach out to various
organizations and solicit the help that is required.
This astounding problem clearly delineates the
disparaging facts that if a child does not have his or
her father in their life, their life is more inclined to
be faced with many social ills. According to The Na-
tional Fatherhood Clearinghouse, "When fathers are
involved in the lives of their children, especially their

education, their children learn more, perform better
in school, and exhibit healthier behavior. Even when
fathers do not share a home with their children, their
active involvement can have a lasting and positive
In full support of the importance of men in the life
of children President Obama has a series of new Fa-
therhood Initiatives beginning June 2010.
A series of community forums on fatherhood and
personal responsibility, sponsored by the White House
Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
and the Office of Public Engagement.
Outreach programs to assist those who sign up for
the program, including e-newsletters featuring arti-
cles, tips and resources from prominent leaders in the
fatherhood and family fields and information about
model programs.
Assistance from supporting organizations, includ-
ing the National Parent Teachers Association, the
National Fatherhood Leaders Group and the Council
of Christian Colleges and Universities, which have
signed up to advance the initiative.
Our President recognizes the importance of this
much needed component in the life of a child and he
has implemented what should be a very solid founda-
tion so that the next generation and beyond can look
forward to fathers being in the life our children.
I am asking for the Virgin Islands community to
join with me and make Fatherhood a top priority as
we reclaim our children who will be the future leaders
of our territory.
Clarence Payne
St. Thomas resident




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St. John Police Report

Friday, August 20
9:36 a.m. A citizen c/r an
overturned vehicle on Jacob's
Ladder. Auto accident.
12:40 p.m. -An Estate Haulo-
ver resident c/r a male trespass-
ing on his property, removing
things. Police assistance.
4:11 p.m. A citizen c/r that
his daughter did bodily harm to
herself. Attempted suicide.
Saturday, August 21
2:45 p.m. -An Estate Enighed
resident p/r that her brother tres-
passed on her property. Tres-
Sunday, August 22
2:00 a.m. A citizen r/ a dis-
turbance with his son at his resi-
dence. Disturbance of the peace.
Monday, August 23
2:00 p.m. An Innovative
Telephone employee r/ his work
van was involved in a hit and
run. Auto accident.
Tuesday, August 24
12:02 p.m. An Estate Em-
maus resident c/r she was in-
volved in an auto accident. Auto
6:50 p.m. -A Grande Bay res-
ident c/r a grand larceny. Grand
Wednesday, August 25
2:46 a.m. A citizen r/a struc-
ture fire at Hercules Pate Delight.
Structure fire.
4:22 p.m. A citizen r/ that a
male is constantly harassing her.
4:35 p.m. Badge #708 p/
with one Barulio Martinez of
Estate Contant, placed under ar-
rest and charged with violating a
court order. No bail was set.
Thursday, August 26
3:05 a.m. An Estate Enighed
resident c/r a trespassing. Tres-
7:33 a.m. An Estate Forst-
berg resident c/requesting police
assistance. Police assistance.
12:49 p.m. A citizen c/r a
disturbance at Cruz Bay Apart-
ments. Disturbance of the
4:59 p.m. A citizen r/ that a
male had a laceration on his leg
in the area of Fish Trap in Cruz
Bay. Police assistance.
6:18 p.m. A citizen c/re-
questing police assistance with
her minor daughter. Police as-

Friday, August 27
6:55 p.m. -An Estate Glucks-
berg resident c/requesting po-
lice assistance to get her minor
daughter. Custody dispute.
Saturday, August 28
4:24 a.m. A citizen c/r shots
fired in the are of The Lumber-
yard in Cruz Bay. Illegal dis-
charge of firearm.
7:59 p.m. An Estate Adrian
resident p/r that someone was
using her handicapped permit
illegally. Illegal use of handi-
capped permit.
Sunday, August 29
7:35 a.m. A citizen p/r that
his brother was throwing gar-
bage on their property. Police
10:10 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident p/r a possible
trespasser. Police assistance.
Tuesday, August 31
9:25 a.m. An Estate Contant
resident p/r that his stepson as-
saulted him. Aggravated assault
and battery.
10:43 p.m. Control dis-
patched a unit to Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Cen-
ter to investigate an assault.
Wednesday, September 1
12:05 a.m. -Badge #1001 and
#98 p/ at Leander Jurgen Com-
mand with one Mary Rene of
Estate Beaverhoundtsberg un-
der arrest and charged with As-
sault in the Third and Domestic
Violence. No bail was set. She
was detained at Leander Jurgen
Command and later transported
to the Bureau of Corrections on
St. Thomas.
9:45 a.m. A St. Croix resi-
dent p/r that his work van was
broken into. Grand larceny.
Thursday, September 2
9:59 a.m. -A citizen r/an auto
accident on Lizard Hill. Auto ac-
10:10 a.m. An Estate Choc-
olate Hole resident p/r he lost his
passport. Lost passport.
12:20 p.m. An Estate Con-
tant resident p/r a male harassing
her. Police assistance.
12:41 p.m. A citizen p/r that
she was in an accident in the area
of the Westin Resort and Villas.
Auto accident.
4:50 p.m. A visitor from
California p/r that someone stole
her pocketbook in Red Hook.


Donald W. Barshinger, 80, Passes

Donald W. Barshinger, 80, died suddenly on Au- where he enjoyed sight-seeing and swimming in the
gust 1, 2010 at his home in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Virgin Islands' beautiful turquoise waters.
He is the father of Virgin Islands Senator-At-Large He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years,
Craig W. Barshinger. Linda M. Gordon and his son, Senator Craig Wayne
Born in 1930 in the Germantown section of Phila- Barshinger. He is also survived by his brother, Ken-
delphia, Donald was the son of the late Pearl Angelina neth Barshinger (Nancy) of Stevens, PA; and his niec-
(nde Harvison) and Samuel L. Barshinger. es and nephews, Kerry Barshinger, Karen Barshinger,
He attended Franklin and Marshall College on a Lynn Holmes and Andrew Barshinger.
swimming scholarship. He graduated in 1953, and Relatives and friends were invited to a memorial
went on to earn his MBA from San Jose State, Cali- service at the United Church of Christ in West Ches-
fomia. He worked in sales, marketing and manage- ter PA.
ment over the years. Messages of condolence to Senator Barshinger can
Donald enjoyed golf, bike-riding, and travel. He be emailed to sympathies @visenate.org or mailed to
visited the Virgin Islands regularly over the decades the V.I. Legislature.

Tom Tyne, 63, Loses Fight with Cancer

Tom Tyne, a resident of St.
Thomas for 28 years, died peace-
fully at home on August 31 after a
hard-fought battle with cancer. He
was 63.
Born and raised in New York,
Tom earned a bachelor's degree
from University of Dayton in
Ohio, a master's from Hunter Col-
lege in New York and his Ph.D in
Psychology from the University of
Connecticut in 1975.
He and his wife Barbara built
their first home in Rhode Island
in 1976 where he taught graduate
students and was the director of
the School Child Psychology Pro-
gram at the University of Rhode
Tiring of the sedentary life of
publishing articles at the univer-
sity level, Tom and Barbara opted
to count sunrises and sunsets in
beautiful anchorages instead. They
spent a year sailing from Rhode Is-
land to St. Thomas, arriving here in
1982 with their dog and cat. They
chartered "Anodyne" for three
years and settled down in 1985 to
build their first house on the island
and renew their careers, in Tom's
case in psychology.
At the same time, wanting to
remain involved in the boating in-
dustry and become more involved
in real estate, Tom partnered with
Charlie Herndon and opened Ca-
ribbean Marine Associates at Yacht
Havenin 1985. Charlie and his wife
Jaye grew that business as South-
ern Trades into one of the largest
yacht brokerages in the Caribbean.
Tom and Charlie also bought and
sold property on the north side

of St.

T o m
tried to

try them out, sell them and go on
to the next, almost like a scientific
experiment. His love of the water
also included diving and fishing

for lobster and conch as well as
surfing the island's north side reefs
on his whitewater kayaks.
His thirst for travel led to many
wonderful trips, which he detailed
in articles in publications across
the country. He enjoyed whitewa-
ter kayaking throughout the world,
fulfilling his love of both travel
and the water.
Cars were another passion that
he shared with a number of friends
here and in the states. He especial-
ly loved road trips throughout the
country with Barbara.
Tom and Barbara completed
their dream home in 2008 on prop-
erty purchased many years ago.
He worked tirelessly on every de-
tail, including growing a nursery
of plants to use on the property. It
was a labor of love.
His main love, however, was
the people he worked with in his
practice, his friends and family.
His psychology practice touched
many aspects of the V.I. commu-

nity. Over the years, he consulted
with the Police Department, Head
Start, Department of Education,
FEMA after Hugo and Marilyn,
taught at the University of the Vir-
gin Islands and was active in the
American Psychological Associa-
His work with leadership semi-
nars, management training and
business consulting gave him an
opportunity to work within the
community he so loved. He visited
his last patient the week before he
died he cared so much for them
and hated to leave them. His hope
was that the people whose lives he
touched will remember him and
keep up the good work, knowing
he is looking out for them while
"kayaking in the sky."
Tom is survived by his wife
Barbara; his mother, Marga-
ret Tyne; sisters Terri Connors
(Mike) and Judy Tyne; nephews
Chris "Moose" Dirr, and Matt and
Brett Connors; niece Andrea LeB-
run (Ed); cousins Maureen, Jack,
Laura, John and Michael Murray,
and many special friends and fam-
ily, including Dexter, Tootsie, Max
and Mini.
A memorial service will be
planned for a future date. In lieu
of flowers, donations can be made
to the Tom Tyne Cancer Research
Program/ICAN, International Can-
cer Advocacy Network, 27 West
Morten Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021-
7246 or www.askican.org, or to
the Community Foundation of the
Virgin Islands, PO Box 11790, St.
Thomas, VI 00801 in memory of

St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010 17

Jen, Ben and big brother Nicholas announce the birth of their daughter and
baby sister Danielle Vincenza Service. Danielle was born Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at
Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas weighing seven pounds and 10
ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long.

ISLAND NOTES from the publisher

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Tom Tyne for their loss.

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Crime Stoppers Seeks Info

St. John Tradewinds an arrest is $900.
Crime Stoppers is asking St. Croix
community's help to solve Edwin Encarnacion, age 30,
following crimes. If any- is a fugitive from justice who is
e knows something, they wanted in connection with the
)uld say something. Even the murder of 45-year-old Jorge Pa-
allest bit of information may rilla who was killed in a residen-
just what law enforcement tial arson fire in Estate Whim on
eds to solve these cases. August 14. If anyone has seen
St. John or knows where Encamacion is,
V.I. Police Department offi- or who has helped him to evade
Is are seeking additional in- police, let us know. Photos of
mation in the murder of Juan Encamacion are posted at our
ala, who was found dead website.
m multiple gunshot wounds Please continue to help law
January 5, 2009 outside his enforcement make the terri-
me in Estate Pastory. Police tory safer by telling what you
itinue to believe there were know about these or any other
o perpetrators, with one de- crimes at www.CrimeStop-
ibed as a black male with persUSVI.org or by calling
[ided hair. Please help iden- 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips
these killers. The minimum are completely anonymous,
yard for an arrest is $1,250. and the stateside operators are
St. Thomas multilingual. If a tip leads to an
On August 27 at 12:59 a.m., arrest or the recovery of stolen
PD responded to an armed property, illegal drugs, or weap-
)bery in Pillsbury Heights ons, the tipster receives a cash
st in Smith Bay. The vic- reward to be paid according to
, Steve Francis, indicated he their instructions.
s approached by three armed Crime Stoppers thanks the
les who attempted to rob him 14 individuals who provided
his driveway. A neighbor saw valuable information to law en-
at was happening and in- forcement during the past week.
vened by firing his licensed Please keep the information
earm at the suspects, one of coming as recent statistics on
om may have been struck, crime in the USVI indicate that
lp identify these armed thugs. this program has made a posi-
e minimum cash reward for tive difference.

18 St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010

Community Calendar

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, September 6
Come to the Coral Bay ball-
field on Labor Day, Monday,
September 6, for a fun day.
Tuesday, September 14
The American Cancer Soci-
ety Relay For Life is seeking
volunteers in St. John to orga-
nize and recruit fundraising
teams, garner community sup-
port, coordinate logistics, seek
refreshments and prizes, plan
entertainment and lend a hand
to ensure the success of the
2011 event tentatively planned
for February 19. The first vol-
unteer committee meeting will
be on Tuesday, September 14,
at 5:30 p.m. the St. John Com-
munity Foundation office on the
third floor The Marketplace.
Wednesday, September 15
Mark those calendars for
Wednesday, September 15,
when the St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce and
Reichhold Center for the Arts
host a Business After Hours on
the second floor of The Market-
place starting at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 25
The St. John Animal Care
Center is participating in "Re-
sponsible Dog Ownership

Day" on Saturday, September
25, at the Marketplace.
Sunday, September 26
The St. John Land Sharks
are hosting the 12th Annual
Love City Triathlon on Sun-
day, September 26, at 7 p.m.
The course starts at Maho Bay
and in addition to the triathlon,
there is also an aquathon for
participants who wish to only
swim and run.
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.
Saturday, October 23
The St. John Animal Care
Center "No Fleas, Please" event
will be on Saturday, October
23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 18-19, 2011
The 9th annual Johnnie
Walker Blues Festival will have
two nights of celebrity concerts
in the Coral Bay ball field -
on Friday evening, March 18,
and Saturday evening, March
19, both starting at 8 p.m.

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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 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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bedroom/one bath
$950.00; One bedroom/
one bath w/d$1000.00;
One bedroom/one bath
$1100.00; One bedroom/
one bath $1300.00;
One bedroom/one bath
w/d $1400.00; One
bedroom/one bath w/d
pool$1700.00; Two
bedroom/one bath w
$1500.00; Two bedroom/
one bath w/d$1200.00;
Three bedroom/2
bath/w/d $1700.00; One
1/2 bedroom/one bath
w/d $1700.00 Fish Bay;
Three bedroom/one
bath $1950.00; Three
bedroom/2 bath/w/d $36
Coral Bay: Studio apt
$800.00; One bedroom/
one bath $1100.00;
One bedroom/one bath
$1300.00; One bedroom/
one bath $1250.00

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting prices for:
SC-WMA-003-C-10 Soliciting prices for Tires and Batteries for the islands of St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix.
Prospective submitters may secure a bid package for their use from the Authority's Procurement and
Property Division, St. Thomas-St. John District Office at Wheatley Center II, Suite 2, St. Thomas, or from
the St. Croix District Office at No. 1A La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix.




Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:30am Atlantic Standard Time
On Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:30am the St. Thomas Bid
packages will be picked up and opened at the VIWMA's Offices at the
Department of Public Works' Conference Room in Subbase. The St.
Croix Bid Packages will be picked up and opened at the VIWMA's
Williams Delight Office.
Bid packages can be delivered to the following addresses before the
opening date:
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1 9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2
P. 0. Box 1689 P. 0. Box 303669
Kingshill, VI 00851-1689 St. Thomas, VI 00803-3669
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages:
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all Bid
Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
P. 0. Box 1689, Kingshill, VI 00851-1689
Email: clynch@viwma.org

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive
informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all qualifications and proposals; or to
re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director
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sleeping area, kitchen,
partially furnished, shared
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A resident lost a gold ring
about two weeks ago in the
Coral Bay area. If anyone
found a gold ring with a
pink coral center stone
flanked by two small clear
stones, call 715-3192.

A resident found a set
of keys on July 1 on
Centerline Road near
Coral Bay. If anyone lost a
set of keys, call 715-3192
for more information.

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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
776-6316, 776-6254

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.

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
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

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espafol), 10 a.m. Sunday

Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship,
Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m.
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.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617

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tel. 643-6348
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St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
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tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831

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FEMA Issues Advisory on Pet Care During Hurricane Emergencies

Continued from Page 10
ply of leashes or harnesses for use in emer-
gency situations. Even dogs who ordinar-
ily walk obediently without leashes might
need leashes during the frightening effects
of hurricane activity.
Both FEMA and the Humane Society of
the United States strongly recommend that
pet owners take photos of their companion
animals for identification purposes. It is far
easier for rescuers to unite displaced ani-
mals with their owners if a photo is avail-
Medical Records
If owners do not already have medi-
cal records for their individual pets, now
is the time to visit a veterinarian and ask
for updated records of shots, special health
problems, and necessary medications. Such
records are invaluable to rescuers should a
pet become lost during a storm and end up

in either a private or local shelter.
Neighbor Contacts
It's always a good idea for neighbors or
friends on island to know what pets are kept
at a home. If someone is temporarily away
from the house when a hurricane or seri-
ous tropical storm hits, a neighbor or friend
can better help rescue the pets if they know
where to look for them.
It's almost needless to say that any dogs
or goats who are chained outdoors must be
released from these ropes. Goats should
be permitted to roam freely to search for
sheltered areas. No West Indian dog should
ever be chained outdoors in the tropical sun
or violent storms typical of this area.
Residents who travel with their compan-
ion animals know to always carry a limited
supply of food and water in case of unfore-
seen events during travel. The same wisdom
applies to all owners of companion animals

who are preparing for hurricane emergen-
cies. HSUS advises a food kit containing a
three-day supply of food and water.
A plastic bottle or two of water, sever-
al pop-top-opening cans of soft food, and
plastic pouches of kibble or dry food for
cats and dogs are easy to carry in a back-
For pet birds and small pet rodents such
as hamsters a supply of kibble, seed, and a
small water dispenser are necessary in ad-
dition to some newspapers for changing the
soiled flooring of carriers. A set of plastic
spoons and knives could turn out to be valu-
able. Simple, small plastic bowls espe-
cially for offering water would complete
the food kit.
Medical Supplies
As for humans, medications that are
necessary for pet maintenance should be
included in a medical kit. An anti-bacterial
ointment is a good addition to any medical

kit; it can be one available for human use
such as triple anti-bacterial ointment, John-
son's first-aid cream, etc.
A few clean wash cloths or a packet of
gauze pads and adhesive tape need to be
added to care for wounds resulting from
flying debris. FEMA advises including
a few splints of varying sizes as broken
bones are another frequent hurricane result.
Sufficient tape to secure a splint needs to
be included.
ACC Advice
"When a storm comes, let your animals
in," said Animal Care Center of St. John
Shelter Manager Connie Joseph. "You
don't want to be left out in a storm, and
they don't want to be either."
As caretaker for the shelter's 45 cats and
kittens, 12 dogs and eight puppies, Joseph
follows her own advice at home where her
pet dogs and cats have immediate access to
the house when a storm threatens.

Organic Garden Community Project

Continued from Page 7
As an avid farmer himself, Lt. Gov. Fran-
cis has fully supported the Coral Bay gar-
den, he explained.
"St. John deserves this garden," said
Francis. "This ground-breaking is truly
ground breaking. This has never been done
on St. John."
"It's about time this happened," Francis
said. "The commitment to this community
is evident here. This administration made
a commitment to St. John and we kept that
While promoting farming and environ-
mentally-friendly practices, the project
is also centered around healthful eating,
explained Paul Samms, one of the seven
farmers chosen by DOA to lease Coral Bay
"I would like to thank the VI. govern-
ment for helping us move forward with this
project," said Samms. "There is surely a
need for this. We see so many diseases, obe-
sity, diabetes, that are caused by unhealthy
"Our food needs to be fresh," said Samms.
"Our goal is to bring forward locally grown,
fresh fruit and vegetables from the commu-
nity. Let us all thank the Department of Ag-
riculture for doing this wonderful thing for
St. John."
In addition to Samms, Carol Beckowitz,
Maureen Carsel, Colleen Brooker, Peter

Amiday, Jackie Clendinen and Delroy "Ital"
Anthony were also chosen to lease plots in
the new Coral Bay organic garden.
Phase one of the project, the construction
of a greenhouse for seedlings, has already
been completed. Up next officials hope to
get to work on water storage tanks and the
final stages of land clearing. American Le-
gion Post #131 members have volunteer to
install fencing around the entire property.
Before any additional work gets going,
however, officials need to install silt fenc-
ing, explained Petersen.
"We're putting a plea out to the commu-
nity to help us with the silt fencing," said
Petersen. "We need that and we need any
kind of support. When you support us, you
support yourselves."
Officials plan to host farmers' markets so
residents can support the project and enjoy
fresh, locally grown, organic produce.
In addition to Francis, Senator at Large
Craig Barshinger, Department of Public
Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls, Prop-
erty and Procurement Assistant Commis-
sioner Jones and St. John Administrator
representative Barbara Dalmida-Thompson
were also present at the ground breaking
For more information about the Coral
Bay Organic Garden Community Project
call the Coral Bay Agriculture Station at

John McCann &P Assoc. .

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24 St. John Tradewinds, September 6-19, 2010



Sanbie Brown

I've learned that people will forget what you saib, people will forget what you bib,

but people will never forget bow you maybe them feel.
Maya Angelou

Sandra Lynne Brown graced this
world with her invisible angel wings
on August 11, 1963, born to Jimmy
Hal and Bobbye Darlene (Harden)
Brown in Clovis, NM.
She left her home on earth on Au-
gust 20, 2010 after a short illness.
"Sandie" went to Onate Elemen-
tary School (Albuquerque, NM),
Jackson Middle School (Albuquer-
que, NM), Cherry Creek Middle
School (Denver, CO), and Colum-
bine High School (Littleton, CO).
She attended college at Western
State University (Gunnison, CO).
Sandie's career history is impressive
and showed consistent professional-
ism and mastery of communication
and customer service skills.
Beginning with her most recent em-
ployment she worked for: Caneel Bay,
St. John, USVI; Little Dix Bay, Virgin
Gorda, BVI ; Konocti Harbor Resort,
Clear Lake, CA; Arapahoe Basin, Key-
stone, CO; Chequit Inn, Shelter Island,
NY; The Doral, NYC; JY Ranch, Jack-
son Hole, WY: The Boulders, Phoenix,
AZ; Grand Teton Lodge Company,
Moran, WY; The Country Dinner The-
ater; Fashion Conspiracy, Denver, CO;
and McDonalds, Littleton CO.
Sandie has been described as the
heart and soul of Caneel Bay, where
she always treated her own team, col-
leagues, and guests with integrity and
respect. Even when Sandie worked
abroad, she always returned to her
cherished home, St John.
She will be remembered by those
who knew and loved her as a compas-
sionate, generous, thoughtful, fun, in-
telligent, talented and loving woman
who had a firm and steady zest for life;
whoever she was with felt like they
were the most important person in the

Mark Campion and Sandie met
nearly 20 years ago at Arapahoe Basin
in Colorado. They became the best of
friends and were married on October
17, 2004 on St. John. Being around
Sandie and Mark was like the best
comedy show you'd ever seen. They
always knew what the other was think-
ing and considered themselves as true
companions and soul mates.
Sandie was preceded in death by
both of her grandmothers, Lorene
Harden and Maxine Brown, her mater-
nal grandfather, T.A. Harden, and her
very best dawgie, Pali.
She is survived by her husband
Mark, Jimmy and Bobbye (Harden)
Brown of Angel Fire, NM, sister, Ja-
mie Brown and nephew Weston Brown
of Angel Fire, NM, sister, Christie
(Brown), and brother-in-law Barry
O'Hanlon and their children Meaghan,
Sarah, Tyler John, and Katie of Mon-
trose, CO, and her paternal grandfa-
ther, Hoyet Brown also of Montrose,
CO, in-laws, John and Susan Campion
of San Diego, CA, brother-in laws,
Patrick, of Basalt, CO and Mike of San
Diego, CA and sister-in-law, Stacy and
niece, Katie Michelle Campion of San
Diego. Additionally, she is survived by
her aunt and uncle, Tom and Charlotte
Harden of Clovis, NM and their 3 chil-
dren: Tyler (Emily), Tiffany (Brian)
and J (Kathy). Special friends include
Dorie Cox, Jan (Dan) Wyckoff, Paula
(Steve) Tilas and countless others that
crossed Sandie's journey through life.
Sandie would want each of us to
live the rest of our lives with integrity,
honesty, thoughtfulness, kindness, and
with generosity of time and love.
A Celebration of Sandie's Life was
held at Caneel Bay on Sunday, Sep-
tember 5, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. Sandie's
husband Mark and her immediate fam-

ily were joined by many friends, col-
leagues and former colleagues at Turtle
Point to remember Sandie, to celebrate
her life and to mourn her passing.
A second memorial service will be
held in Angel Fire, NM on Saturday,

September 18th at Jim and Bobbye
Brown's house beginning at 2 p.m.,
at 141 Via Del Rey, Angel Fire, NM
87710. Mailing address is P.O. Box
1158, Angel Fire, NM 87710
Christie O'Hanlon

Sandie had a great love of music and was particularly interested in the growth
of her nephew Weston 's musical talent. In lieu of flowers, please consider a me-
morial gift to Moreno High School Music Program. P.O. Box 1037, Angel Fire,
NM87710. Please note your name and that the gift is in honor of Sandie Brown.


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