November 1-7, 2010
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First Buyers Move Into Calabash Boom Affordable Townhouses
Afforable home ownership finally comes to pass on St. John after completion of townhouses Page 3
a East End Road
lA Keep Sediment
from Hansen Bay
"No Fleas, Please"
Event Raises Most
Funds Yet for ACC
$23K To Fight
New Fitness Center
Aims To Strengthen
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The utility pole which has kept the Cruz Bay roundabout from being entirely completed
should be removed within two to three weeks.
The Pole Is Coming Down
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Months after the roundabout
project contract officially closed,
this utility pole has remained in
the center of the circle.
A subcontractor hired by Inno-
vative has been hard at work pull-
ing the cables, and the pole should
finally be removed within two to
three weeks, according to Depart-
ment of Public Works Materials
Program Manager Thomas Jones.
Innovative has been too busy
dealing with outages caused dur-
ing Hurricane Earl and Tropical
Storm Otto to address the utility
"They just realized they had too
much work, so they brought this
contractor in to pull all the cables,"
DPW buried all the cables in
the area during construction of
the roundabout, and left plenty of
room for expansion, Jones added.
"We expanded the telephone
and cable, and we put fiber op-
tics in," he said. "It's a major up-
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PSC Special Meeting on November 3
Will Include Ferry Service Matters
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission will have a spe-
cial meeting on Wednesday, November 3, at 3 p.m., in the St. John
Legislative Conference Room. The public is welcome and encour-
aged to attend.
The agenda will include telecommunications matters (com-
mencing at 4 p.m.) in which VITELCO management will discuss
many of their goals and plans for improvement.
Water and Power matters will include WAPA's current and pro-
jected Generation Status, Scheduled Maintenance Program and
The Georgetown Consulting Group's report on the LEAC.
Ferry boat matters will include the status of the Charlotte
Amalie downtown ferry service, ticketing machine issues and the
St. Thomas, St. John operational and financial reports from Trans-
portation Services and Varlack Ventures.
Veterans Film Night Set for Nov. 3
The St. John Film Society is hosting its second annual Veterans
Film Night on Wednesday, November 3, at Cinnamon Bay Camp-
ground. The society will screen "Learning to Sea," by Ziggy Livnat
and narrated by Martin Sheen, at 7 p.m. The 45-minute award-win-
ning documentary explores the evolution of marine life in the Red
Sea and the Caribbean Sea.
Join the group before the film at 6:30 p.m. to honor veterans
from the Virgin Islands and beyond. Distinguished guests will in-
clude members of Team River Runner, as they enjoy a week of
therapeutic kayak adventure on St. John, hosted by the American
Legion Post #131.
The St. John Film Society's 2010 Fall Film Series is sponsored
in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more informa-
tion check out the group's website at www.stjohnfilm.com.
SJRC's Junior Tennis Tourney Nov. 5-7
The St. John Racquet Club will sponsor a V.I. Tennis Associa-
tion Junior Tennis Tournament in memory of Madeline and Scotty
Murray from November 5-7, in Cruz Bay.
The tournament is open to girls and boys aged 10 through 18.
The entry fee is $15 and all entries must be received by October
31. For more information call Patrice Harley at 776-6643.
STT/STJ Ag Fair Applications Due Nov. 5
Applications for vendors wishing to participate in the annual
St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair are available from
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service Office, the V.I. Department
of Agriculture and Sea Chest.
The deadline for applications is Friday, November 5. This year
the Fair will be on November 20 and 21, on the grounds of UVI's
Reichhold Center for the Arts on the St. Thomas campus.
The theme for this year's fair is "Farm Today for a Healthier
Tomorrow." For more information, contact the Department of Ag-
riculture at 774-5182 or the UVI Cooperative Extension Service
DHS Hosting Christmas Gift Drive
The Department of Human Services, Division of Children and
Family Services will be having a Christmas gift drive through De-
cember 2010. The public is asked to kindly drop off wrapped gifts
at the DHS Knud Hansen Complex lobby and indicate if the gift is
for a boy or girl with the appropriate age. The gifts will be donated
to children in need. For more details call Cherlyn Wattley at 774-
0930 ext. 4226 or Michelle Benjamin at ext. 4340.
St. John Tradewinds, November 1-7, 2010
St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott
SAbove: Calabash Boom townhouses. Top Left: (L to R) Deborah Gottlieb, St. John
SAdministrator Leona Smith, St. John resident Bonny Corbeil, Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen and Senator at Large Craig Barshinger. Bottom Left: Adrienne Williams and
Ii Clifford Graham of the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority.
First Owners Move Into Calabash Boom Affordable Townhouses
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After more than a decade of
work, the first two families moved
into affordable townhomes at Cal-
abash Boom last week.
About 30 people gathered in
the shade on the Calabash Boom
Townhomes property on Wednes-
day morning, October 27, for an
official key ceremony honoring
the first two families to call the
"Homeownership is the first step
toward building wealth," Delegate
to Congress Donna Christensen,
who was among the dignitaries at
the event, told the crowd. "This is a
beautiful day and not just because
of the sun, but because of what is
happening here today. These two
families now have an opportu-
nity to experience the American
"I look forward to encouraging
more people to join you," Chris-
tensen said. "While this is the first
time affordable homeownership
has come to St. John, I will make
it my mission that it won't be the
With land prices and property
taxes skyrocketing in recent years,
St. John needs affordable housing
more than any other island in the
Virgin Islands, explained Senator
at Large Craig Barshinger, who
also attended last week's key cer-
"The mission of the VI. Hous-
ing Finance Authority is more criti-
cal here than on any other island in
the Virgin Islands because we need
them the most," said Barshinger.
The 24 new townhomes that
were recently completed was the
final phase of the project, joining
48 rental units which are already
occupied. While the VI. Housing
Finance Authority came up against
a number of barriers in the 16-year
history of the project, the agency
was committed to seeing afford-
able homeownership on its Cala-
bash Boom property, explained
VIHFA executive director Clifford
"Back in 2008, we stood here
and had a ground breaking cer-
emony," said Graham. "Back then
we thanked the many people and
government agencies who came
to our assistance during 16 years
of bringing this to fruition. There
were many setbacks, but today
we're here to honor the new ho-
meowners who will make these
buildings their homes."
The three-bedroom, one and-
a-half bathroom townhomes are
"While this is the first time affordable
homeownership has come to St. John, I will
make it my mission that it won't be the last."
Donna Christensen, Delegate to Congress
located along South Shore Road
across from Johnson Bay and were
constructed by Reliance Housing
Foundation, which was also the
group behind Bellevue Village on
Gifft Hill Road. Through tax credit
units and other sources of funding,
the townhomes are being sold for
$295,000 with additional subsidies
available to bring that cost down
even further, according to Gra-
Each unit is two stories with
1,314 square feet of space and
boasts a second story balcony.
There is also a spacious commu-
nity center and a small playground
on the property.
In addition to VI. Police De-
partment, V.I. Fire Department
and Department of Public Works
officials, banking and insurance
personnel, who were instrumental
in helping the first families obtain
mortgages, also attended the cer-
"We wouldn't be here today
if it wasn't for our friends in the
industry from Banco Popular and
Scotiabank," said Graham. "As
these homeowners can tell you,
once you are through with closings
you must get insurance. So we also
thank our friends at Executive In-
surance and all of the agencies
who helped us get to this point."
The project has done more than
simply construct buildings, ac-
cording to Barshinger.
"We haven't just created build-
ings here, but a community," said
the senator at large. "We always
say it takes a village to raise a child
and here we are with the opportu-
nity to create that village. Once the
secret gets out about this place, it
will turn out to be the best place to
live on St. John."
After speeches from dignitaries
and musical selections by Shikima
Jones and members of the Julius
E. Sprauve School choir, the two
families who closed on their units
were handed keys to their new
homes last week. Magabe Calixate
and Samuel and Vencilia Mathews
were all smiles as they accepted
gifts and, finally, the keys to their
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Thursday, Nov. 4th
4 St. John Tradewinds, November 1-7, 2010
Animal Care Center advocate Bruce Munro, above left, negoiates with a buyer at the
organization's "No Fleas, Please" Flea Market event on Saturday, October 23.
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St. John Tradewinds
The Winston Wells ball field was filled with deals
galore last weekend as residents snatched great bar-
gains while helping the island's furry friends.
The St. John Animal Care Center's Fourth Annual
"No Fleas, Please" Flea Market drew a record number
of participants and volunteers, and a record amount
After weathering a financial crisis this year, ACC
members were thrilled to collect almost $8,000 from
the flea market on Saturday, October 23. Great deals
were found on everything from clothes and books to
furniture and appliances.
Things really got interesting when the huge piles of
donated gently used clothing were discounted to $1 a
bag. After battling for bargains, the best place in the
field was in the shade under Jennifer Troisi's tent for
some delicious pulled pork sandwiches.
All in all, flea market organizers deemed the day a
"We thought it was an excellent day and we did
better than we had hoped," said Monica Munro, one
of the event organizers and the ACC board vice presi-
dent. "We pulled in about $8,000 and we were really
happy with that."
The funds are critical to help the group continue
to run its no-kill shelter and ongoing spay and neuter
program. The 501(c)(3) organization is committed to
the care of all of Love City's homeless, abused and
abandoned animals. The cost of ACC's operation is
huge and each of the group's three major fundraisers
Along with Munro, ACC board member Karin
Schlessinger also organized the event with much help
from ACC board president Diana Ripley and numer-
Event-goers rumage through goods,
finding items to buy, during the fundraiser.
With another successful flea market under their
belt, ACC members are gearing up for their next big
fundraiser Christmas for the Animals.
Each year the group throws one of the biggest holi-
day parties on St. John, with all of the proceeds going
to keep the ACC's doors open. Themes in previous
years had party-goers decked out in hippie clothes
and the flapper style of the roaring 20s.
This year, the event is sure to bring out some funky
outfits with the theme "Walk on the Wild Side."
Christmas for the Animals will be in early January at
Glen and Joanne Hall's Estate Chocolate Hole home.
Keep an eye out for ACC Christmas for the Ani-
mals posters, which should start going up across the
island this week.
In the meantime, the group always accepts dona-
tions. Volunteers are also welcome to help the group
in a number of ways. To find out how to help the
ACC, call the shelter at 774-1625 or check out www.
St. John Tradewinds, November 1-7, 2010 5
East End Road Improvements Keep Sediment Out of Hansen Bay
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay continues to see re-
lief from sedimentation thanks to
a major grant from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
The V.I. Resources Conserva-
tion and Development Council,
Inc. was awarded more than $2.7
million in NOAA Coastal and Ma-
rine Habitat Restoration funding
under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 to re-
duce watershed runoff and protect
coastal and marine habitats.
V.I. RC&D launched the project
in partnership with the Department
of Planning and Natural Resourc-
es, Coral Bay Community Coun-
cil, Estate Fish Bay Homeowners
Association, The Nature Conser-
vancy, UVI Center for Marine &
Environmental Studies, and vari-
ous researchers from the Univer-
sity of San Diego and University
The ambitious project will re-
duce runoff across the Virgin Is-
lands, with road work in Estate
Fish Bay, erosion control practices
in East End Bay on St. Croix, and
through about 18 separate projects
in the Coral Bay area.
After untold hours of work by
volunteers who wrote the grant ap-
plication, officials are thrilled to
start seeing results from some of
the NOAA-funded projects.
On Kingshill Road, a bio-re-
tention pond has already stemmed
some of the tide of storm water
runoff rushing into Coral Bay's
western shore. Along the bay's
eastern shore, a newly paved sec-
tion of road will keep even more
sediment out of the bay.
The Hansen Bay Road Improve-
ment Project, funded through the
NOAA grant and two homeown-
ers' associations in the area, was
set to wrap up last week.
The Hansen Bay Homeown-
ers Association and Privateer Bay
Homeowners Association cov-
ered $72,000 of the work with the
NOAA grant covering the other
$83,000. Together the funds cov-
ered paving a roughly half-mile
section of road in the Hansen Bay/
Privateer Bay area.
Other portions of the roadway
in the area were paved, but this
section included portions that were
not solely under the jurisdiction of
The collaboration with NOAA
as the third party enabled the
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
Road work near Hansen Bay and Privateer Bay will
improve storm water drainage.
paving of the road without one
group having to cover the entire
cost, explained Sharon Coldren,
CBCC president, who is oversee-
ing the Coral Bay projects with
CBCC storm water engineer Chris
"This is a great project because
it shows partnership and the will-
ingness of these groups to help
out," said Coldren.
The road work includes con-
crete paving of the dirt road, a
swale on the hill side of the road
and landscaping with propex ero-
sion control on the ocean side. Be-
fore it was paved, sediment from
the dirt road would wash down
into pristine Hansen Bay below.
"During rains, the water would
flow down the paved portion of
the road and then hit this unpaved
section," said Laude. "The water
would pick up sediment and flow
right into the bay below. Now that
it's paved, there is going to be a
significant reduction in the sedi-
mentation flowing into the bay."
Carlson Construction was con-
tracted to do the concrete paving
and the crew wrapped up in near-
record time, Laude explained.
"They were using some new
techniques and were planning on
finishing in a week," Laude said.
"Because of the heavy rains we
got, the project ended up taking 14
days. But I think that is still quite
Seeing some of these long-dis-
cussed projects wrapping up was
a welcome sight for the CBCC of-
"It feels really good to see these
projects getting under way and
getting completed," said Coldren.
"It's especially good to work in
cooperation with these homeown-
ers associations to improve the
storm water drainage. Part of our
commitment to NOAA was that
we had some groups who were
willing to spend some money to
help with these projects if they had
the expertise and leadership."
Officials were pleased with the
Hansen Bay area improvements as
they turned their eyes to complet-
ing a project in the Calabash Boom
area and getting underway on the
15 planned projects to be covered
under the CBCC's portion of the
Keep an eye out in upcoming St.
John Tradewinds issues for more
NOAA grant reports.
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More than 800 people crowded the roadway, above left, during Woody's "Save Second
Base" breast cancer fundraiser, especially to watch the wing-eating contest, above right.
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Cruz Bay was full of chicken wings and BBQ
sauce last weekend.
Woody's Seafood Saloon hosted a major block
party, dubbed "Save Second Base," and raked in over
$23,000 to fund the fight against breast cancer.
With Centerline Road blocked off from the corner
near FirstBank to below the Julius E. Sprauve School,
an estimated 800 people packed the street to hear live
music, enjoy cold drinks and angle to get a view of
the wing eating contest.
Woody's block parties used to be hotly anticipated
anniversary celebrations, but this year owners of the
popular Cruz Bay bar and restaurant decided to make
the event a fundraiser.
"After 14 years of having an all-female staff, this
was our way to give back," said Todd Beaty, who owns
Woody's Seafood Saloon with twin brother Chad.
The event netted a total of $23,811, half of which
was donated to the American Cancer Society's first
ever St. John Relay for Life. The other half was do-
nated to the non-profit Living Beyond Breast Cancer,
which is dedicated to assisting breast cancer patients
through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
The highlight of the party, which was hosted by
Woody's, Bellows International and 104.3 the Buzz,
was the wing eating contest. The event drew 40 hun-
gry contestants who each had to scoff down as many
wings as possible in 143 seconds.
Contestants ranged from the truly dedicated one
wing eater shaved and dyed his hair into a pink mo-
hawk to the truly bizarre one contestant must
have thought that red Speedo had some special pow-
After four heated rounds and one final round, Mark
Woody's owner Todd Beaty with staff
during their block party to benefit breast
Blackburn was crowned Woody's wing eating champ.
Blackburn somehow managed to down 21 wings to
get him into the final round, when he tossed back an-
For all that work, Blackburn won a day cruise on
Woody's new charter boat Wet Woody's, a 36-foot In-
trepid with twin 350's.
Governor John deJongh, while unable to attend
the party due to the DIAGEO opening on St. Croix,
graciously allowed the Woody's crew the use of his
headquarters for the wing eating contest, explained
"We have to love the 'gov' and give him mad props
for letting us use his space," Beaty said.
Live music was provided by Kenny Floyd and
the Web from 104.3 the Buzz and many volunteers
pitched in to make the event such a success.
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GHS and Friends of VINP Clean Up Beach and Nab Two Lionfish
St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School sixth, seventh
and eighth graders removed 150
pounds of trash from Annaberg,
Mary's Creek and Francis Bay last
month, but the environment might
have benefited more from the two
fish they nabbed.
During the field trip in October,
the students bagged two lionfish
off Francis Bay and Maho Bay,
according to GHS teacher Jason
"Evan Jones, a sixth grader,
had spotted the second lionfish we
caught at Maho a couple of days
earlier while he was out paddle
boarding," said Siska. "He led us
right to the location where I pro-
ceeded to capture it with a net.
The kids were very excited to have
been part of the effort to get rid of
the invasive lionfish."
After nabbing the fish, GHS
invited Caribbean Oceanic Res-
toration and Education founder
Karl Pytlik, who also manages the
Friends of V.I. National Park Store,
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
Gifft Hill School students Craig Dawson, Evan Jones, Landis Wallace, Shawn Attika,
and Luke Patrie record what they found in Mary's Creek near Annaberg, above right. GHS
teacher Jason Siska with two captured lionfish predators, above left.
to speak to the group about the dan-
gers lionfish pose for local waters.
"Lionfish can grow more than
nine inches per year, mature in
less than one year, reproduce year-
round and are capable of laying
30,000 eggs every four days," said
Siska. "They can eat prey up to 75
percent of their own body size, and
have venomous spines and no nat-
ural predators in the Atlantic."
CORE and Pytlik are working
to combat the lionfish invasion
with a unique proactive program.
The Caribbean Lionfish Response
Program is a collaborative effort
of dive shops donating boats at
reduced rates, volunteer divers do-
nating their time and money and
commercial fishermen, whose eyes
and efforts throughout the waters
of the Caribbean are invaluable.
"All these components are
working together toward one com-
mon goal, keeping the Caribbean
lionfish free," said Siska. "Each
component plays a vital role in the
success of the program. It is not
about making money, but rather
saving our marine ecosystem and
preserving our underwater world
as we know it today."
"This will enable future genera-
tions the enjoyment of our beauti-
ful underwater world as we know
and enjoy it today," said the GHS
The Caribbean Alliance, which
was started on March 25, is a uni-
fied effort between territories and
countries running the Caribbean
Lionfish Response Program as one.
The USVI, BVI and Puerto Rico
are now working together toward
this one common goal.
For more information about
CORE or how to help the effort
to reduce lionfish in local waters,
check out nolionfish.com.
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St. John resident Cindy Rutnik takes advantage of the meat department during her
60-second shopping spree at Starfish Market.
Cindy Rutnik Takes Home $1,404.24
Worth of Goods After Shopping Spree
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Cindy Rutnik cleaned up at
Starfish Market last week.
The winner of the store's Oc-
tober customer appreciation one-
minute shopping spree raffle,
Rutnik piled more than $1,000
worth of groceries in her cart in
Rutnik had a simple strategy
which netted big returns.
"I want to make my way
through the meat section and then
run to the back for my Thanksgiv-
ing turkey," she said.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo
After also stopping to pick up
several bottles of bug spray and
aspirin, Rutnik checked out with
a total of $1,404.24, making her
take the largest of Starfish's shop-
ping spree winners. Rutnik's son
Christian and husband Amos
were on hand to cheer her.
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Wine Event To Benefit Antilles School
"Open Doors" Financial Aid Program
The third annual Wine to the Third Power A Celebration of Fine
Wines will be on Monday, November 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mar-
riott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort Ballroom on St.
The evening includes more than 150 wines to taste, served by master
international winemakers; a sumptuous buffet; a silent auction of exclu-
sive wine tours and trips, local gourmet wine/dine and shopping experi-
ences; and the opportunity to purchase wines at discounted prices.
A trip for two to Paris to enjoy a "Champagne & Cognac Dream"
including airfare & VIP tours and tasting at three fabulous estates, is be-
ing raffled for $100 per ticket. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
Raffle tickets are on sale at Antilles School and Bellows International.
Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold.
Presented by Bellows International, Ltd., West Indies Corporation,
and Prestige Wine Group, the Wine to the Third Power Gala and Silent
Auction will benefit the Antilles School Open Doors financial aid pro-
gram. To purchase a ticket to the event or a raffle ticket, visit www.antil-
les.vi or call 776-1600 x 243.
New Property Tax Deadline November 16;
Appeal Deadline Set for December 1
Governor deJongh has extended the deadline for residents to pay 2006
real property taxes, residential and commercial, until Nov. 16. The last
day for filing an appeal of the 2006 Real Property Tax Bills is Dec. 1.
"Gifft Hill School Gives Back" Nov. 12
Gifft Hill School has announced its first school-wide community ser-
vice day "Gifft Hill School Gives Back," on Friday, November 12.
In September, letters were sent to non-profit organizations on St. John
requesting information regarding their ideas for projects.
Teams of faculty members and students ranging in age from preschool
through 12th grade will be working in the community all day doing ser-
vice activities such as cleaning, maintenance, administrative help, repair
work, and companionship for the elderly.
Questions or suggestions regarding GHS Gives Back can be directed
to Beth Jones or Molly Murrill in the Development Office at GHS by
calling 776-1730 or mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Human Services will host
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Coldren's call for help repairing the swing set was met with immediate
"I sent an email out to our members and I heard back right away with
offers of money and manpower," said Coldren.
Jay Swartley volunteered his time and David Silverman and another
CBCC member, who wished to remain anonymous, pledged the roughly
$350 it cost to order the new equipment.
Repairs were completed last week and GBS students were excited to
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By Senator Craig Barshinger
Paper Ballot Process
St. John Tradewinds
Responding to public concern over how we vote, Senator Neville
James called a meeting of the Financial Services, Infrastructure & Con-
sumer Affairs Committee on October 13. The Supervisor of Elections
and the Board of Elections members were invited. John Abramson, Su-
pervisor of Elections, showed up. No board members attended.
I attended in order to pursue my intent to allow Paper Ballot Early
Voting (announced in my blog post of Oct 2). I asked Mr. Abramson if
the Elections Office could accommodate more walk-in absentee voters
now than in the past. He said yes.
I asked him why the Elections Office required proof from the voter
when the voter chose a reason to execute his/her vote by walk-in absen-
tee in the 14 days prior to an election. He revealed, after discussion, that
there was no statutory basis to ask for proof.
I took Mr. Abramson to task for the Elections System's penchant for
scolding voters. Even when a voter is simply trying to exercise his/her
choice in a neutral manner, the Election System has a habit of scolding
the voter. This has the effect of lowering voter confidence in the Election
System. I told Mr. Abramson that a number of my constituents reported
a lack of confidence in the Elections System, which means in some cases
they doubt that their votes will be accurately registered and tallied.
I then asked him, "Would allowing walk-in absentees to vote without
challenge impair the accuracy and fairness of the vote tally in anyway?"
He said no.
After a lunch break, Mr. Abramson reported that he had spoken with
the Board of Elections members, and they had decided that there would
no longer be any challenge whatsoever to voters wishing to vote on pa-
per by a walk-in absentee ballot.
The voter need only choose one of the nine reasons specified in the
law, and affirm by signature that this is his/her reason.
I believe that this will allow every voter who wants to vote on paper
ballot to do so. I was very pleased to be able to create the same effect as
my "Early Voting" legislation by reasoned conversation on the floor of
the Legislative Chambers.
While I will still pursue my Early Voting legislation in November, I
think the essence of the bill was achieved that day.
I applaud Senator Neville James for responding to public request dur-
ing a busy election season. His meeting was key to my ability to negoti-
ate this change with the Supervisor of Elections.
Please enjoy a paper ballot, and avoid standing in line on Election
Day. Go to the Elections office from now until November 2 to cast your
walk-in absentee ballot!
GHS Raises Funds To Fight Breast Cancer
The Gifft Hill School high
school student council hosted a
breast cancer awareness day on
Friday, October 22.
Student council members in-
vited resident Karen Radtke to ad-
dress the school on breast cancer
awareness, and sold pink ribbons
and pink baked goods.
Instead of the usual GHS uni-
form, most students wore pink to
show their support of the cause.
Radtke spoke to students about
her commitment to ending breast
cancer by raising funds and public
awareness through walking for the
cure. She has walked with The Su-
san G. Koman 3-Day for the Cure
event annually for the past three
In all, the Gifft Hill School stu-
dent council raised $230 which
will be sent to the Susan G. Ko-
man for the Cure charity.
St. John Tradewinds, November 1-7, 2010
Fitness trainer Valerie
Donaghue poses in Gifft Hill
School's new 1,700-sq. ft.
St John Tradewinds News
Photo by Linc Berry
School Fitness Center Aims To Strengthen
Students and Community Relationship
By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Those who have been without
a gym since Hardware Abs closed
its Marketplace doors a month
ago can look forward to pumping
iron at a new fitness center by next
The Fitness Center at Gifft Hill
School, a 1,700-square-foot space
well-equipped with weight ma-
chines, free weights, balance and
strengthening equipment, medi-
cine balls and an exercise bike,
will be unveiled to the community
during an open house Saturday,
November 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
"I'm very excited about this
project," said Valerie Donaghue,
a fitness trainer on St. John since
2005, who is organizing the proj-
ect. "This will allow my clients
and members of the community
who have lost the gym to continue
to train and be healthy."
The fitness center will not only
offer affordable gym memberships
to the public, but Donaghue said it
will fulfill additional goals for the
school giving back and con-
necting with the community and
creating new opportunities for its
The new fitness center seems to
have evolved out of good timing
and circumstance. Ken Heenan,
the private school's new dean of
its upper campus, stumbled upon
the donated equipment that had
been stored in a container shortly
after his arrival in mid-July.
"I asked about the containers
and was told one of them had fit-
ness equipment inside," Heenan
said. "When I finally located the
key and did an assessment, my
eyes almost popped out of my
With an undergraduate degree
in sports medicine and rehabilita-
tion, Heenan instantly recognized
the value of the equipment and
met with school officials to get his
vision underway. Postponed by
torrential rains and severe storms,
Heenan, Penn Construction, An-
drew Barlas and a handful of the
school's upperclassman transport-
ed the equipment to the downstairs
space by mid-September and mid-
dle and high school students were
utilizing it by mid-October.
"Our goal at Gifft Hill all along
was to make this project educa-
tional and physical," said Heenan.
Long-term plans include cre-
ating internship opportunities in
business management and fitness
at the center as part of the school's
vocational training to inspire older
students to go to college, earn de-
grees and perhaps one day return
to the facility as instructors, he
While GHS students, faculty
and alumni will be able to use the
fitness center free of charge, the
school is offering memberships to
the community for $40 per month
- a structured fee that will be fun-
neled directly back into the facility
to build locker rooms and showers,
maintain equipment and purchase
During the initial three-month
trial period, Donaghue said the
facility will be open to the public
Monday through Friday from 7 to
11 a.m. and 3:30 to 7 p.m. GHS
students will utilize the space for
physical education, athletics and
sports conditioning from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Donaghue hopes to sign up 50
to 60 members right away and said
a few well-known trainers Jude
Woodcock, Chandra Rhymer and
Hilroy Francis are already on
board and could begin training
clients at the new facility as early
as Monday, Nov. 8. Trainers will
also have the opportunity to teach
morning boot camp classes and
work out with their clients on the
territory's only artificial turf field
located on the campus.
"I am a firm believer in tak-
ing care of ourselves for the long
haul," Heenan said. "To see how
our kids respond to physical ac-
tivity is amazing. And the school
itself is trying to bring the commu-
nity to the school some people
who live on the island have never
even been up to this campus."
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Heaven and Hell
While walking down the street one day a corrupt
senator was tragically hit by a car and died.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter
at the entrance.
"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you
settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a
high official around these parts, you see, so we're not
sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," says the senator.
"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher
ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell
and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to
"Really? I've made up my mind. I want to be in
heaven," says the senator.
"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator
and he goes down, down, down to hell.
The doors open and he finds himself in the middle
of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse
and standing in front of it are all his friends and other
politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They
run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about
the good times they had while getting rich at the ex-
pense of the people. They played a friendly game of
golf and then dined on lobster, caviar and the finest
Also present is the devil, who really is a very
friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and
telling jokes. They are all having such a good time
that before the senator realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves
while the elevator rises...
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens
in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, No\\
it's time to visit heaven."
So, 24 hours passed with the senator joining a
group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud,
playing the harp and singing.
They have a good time and, before he realizes it,
the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another
in heaven. Now choose your eternity."
The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers:
"Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heav-
en has been delightful, but I think I would be better
off in hell."
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes
down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the
middle of a barren land covered with waste and gar-
bage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking
up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash
falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm
around his shoulders.
"I don't understand," stammers the senator. "Yes-
terday I was here and there was a golf course and
clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank cham-
pagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's
just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look
miserable. What happened?"
The devil smiles at him and says, "Yesterday we
were campaigning. Today, you voted."
Vote wisely on November 2, 2010.
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Pedro Ramos worked for the Facility Management
Division for 30 plus years as an Engineering Equip-
ment Operator and was promoted to the position of
Roads, Trails, and Grounds Maintenance Foreman.
Pedro passed away this October after being hospital-
ized for about two weeks.
I had the pleasure of meeting Pedro as he was
Grandpa's best friend in the Senior Center in St. John.
Pedro stayed at our home for two weeks along with
rs Grandpa when we were on a trip. The two of them
enjoyed each other's company, the view, and the time
they spent together will always be one of Grandpa's
best memories of Pedro and his time here on St.
I had the honor of being visited by Pedro's two
daughters this week and I asked if the NPS could
provide some information to the public to honor his
career in the National Park Service. Pedro will be laid
to rest November 6, 2010. Please join us and keep Pe-
dro, his family, friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Some folks do not understand the impact a main-
tenance person like Pedro has on a unit of the Na-
tional Park Service. Pedro inspired others; he solved
problems throughout the park working with his team
of co-workers. He worked hard with his community
here on St. John involving island residents in all of
our projects and programs.
Back in those days when we had not yet matured
as an organization it was important to people like Pe-
dro to understand the mission of the National Park
Service and interpret it each day as they planned their
Maintenance folks are also easy to speak with and
are sought out by park visitors as the local experts.
So I would like to thank Roads, Trails, and Grounds
Maintenance Foreman Pedro Ramos for his dedi-
cated career, for making the Virgin Islands National
Park what it is today, an International World Class
Resource heavily visited by folks from around the
world. Pedro we miss you and thank you for all you
did for the National Park Service.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Mark Hardgrove, Superintendent
Virgin Islands National Park
To the Family and Friends of Mr. Pedro Ramos
As most people know by now,
the Upper Carolina neighborhood
has had five major landslides. I
have been trying to get informa-
tion about what to do from local
and federal agencies, with only a
Ira Wade has been a large help to
one of our property owners. Sena-
tor Craig Barshinger came imme-
diately and got DPW and FEMA to
inspect. However, the information
flow from the V.I. and federal gov-
ernment to us is non-existent.
Following is an email I sent to
VITEMA. I sent another this after-
noon. I have yet to even get an ac-
knowledgement that anything has
Today I heard that a V.I. gov-
ernment employee told one of our
property owners that several large
cracks in her property on the hill-
side right next to a major landslide
were not caused by Otto, but ex-
isted previously. This is absurd!
We all know this property, and the
cracks appeared right after Otto.
It is now a potentially dangerous
area, now tilting down and with
cracks in it, where it once was a
flat, grassy section.
I assume somebody, some-
where, has an action plan, and I
sure would like to know what it
My suggestion is to have a pub-
lic meeting with representatives
from the agencies present so we
can have a discourse.
GoodAfternoon Ms. Williams,
First, thank you for speaking to
me today and agreeing to log these
issues and forward them. I called
VITEMA4 on the advice of two of
I am Gerry Hills, president of
the Upper Carolina Landowners
Association on St. John, overlook-
ing Coral Bay. We have approxi-
mately 118 lots in our subdivision
and about 50-60 houses. There is
one access road into the develop-
ment, and then two main roads
Ironwood (lower parallel to Cen-
terline Road), and Majestic Mile
(above and parallel to Ironwood
Road). We also have a third road
that is unpaved.
What Otto Caused:
We had five major landslides
as a result of Tropical Storm Otto.
Three of these resulted in under-
mining the only access road. A
fourth was just as large, but didn 't
undermine the road. A fifth was
beside the home of a resident and
resulted in a major landslide that
crossed onto Centerline Road and
caused major;, ,tii,. problems. Her
house is now uninhabitable.
Another house in our subdivi-
sion was in the path of a landslide
and suffered considerable damage,
but is still inhabited. Other houses
had minor damage, but the major
damage is to the hillsides and the
We estimate (totally unscien-
tific) that it will cost $200,000 to
$300,000 to repair the road and
hillside. It might be more. One
person estimated $1 million. We
just don't know. If there is no re-
pair, then further landslides are
inevitable. We also have a risk of
losing our only access road in/
out. Our association operates on a
very modest budget, used for mi-
nor road repairs and brush trim-
ming. We collect and spend only a
small fraction of what is currently
estimated to be needed.
What We Have Done So Far:
Since DPW doesn't have any,
we have put up our own warn-
ing signs and reflectors (buckets
spray painted plus yellow warn-
ing tape) in four areas. We have
alerted DPW Senator Hill, Sena-
tor Barshinger, Leona Smith, and
others about our situation. I send
out periodic emails to our resi-
dents as we get news. We have also
done all the clearing of dirt, rocks,
and brush on our roads ;ih,. oi,
private contractors we hired and
paid for ourselves.
Who Has Come To Inspect:
Senator Barshinger was first to
arrive. Thank you for your help.
He came Friday night, and called
the Governor. Shortly afterwards,
Darryl Smalls, Ira Wade, George
Lewis from VITEM4, John Oli-
ver from SBA, and a FEM4 rep-
resentative from Puerto Rico vis-
ited, assessed, and left. Senator
Barshinger has set up a Yahoo
group to disseminate information.
To date, only he and I have used
it. It would be a good method for
government to respond, if the right
groups would use it.
We appreciate the help and sup-
port to date from all of these peo-
ple. Thank you.
Special Thanks to Ira Wade:
We want to point out that Ira
Wade of DPW has been here nu-
merous times, mostly to assist the
recovery of the landslide from the
resident who lost most of her yard.
As always, he has been especially
helpful. Others have also support-
ed us, but Mr. Wade is special.
What We Need:
The Upper Carolina residents
are in the dark about any plans.
We don't even have a point of con-
We need information about
what is happening. Here is a list
of questions that we have sent sev-
eral times with no response:
What Is Planned
By the VI. Government
If i,, ri ,,l is planned, what is
the probable timetable?
Which local or federal agency is
leading the effort in our area? Who
can we call/email to get info?
In fact, is anyone leading any
We have heard c. 'i ,,. i,, re-
ports about federal aid. Is there
,, .i,,l. planned? By what agen-
cy? Have we provided enough in-
formation to that agency?
Are we excludedfrom any local
or federal aid because our roads
Should we be doing i i,,,0.- to
prevent further damage?
We are currently driving on only
one side of our one and only ac-
cess road into Upper Carolina,
since the other side has been un-
dermined in three main areas. Any
further damage to this road would
isolate us, with no access in/out.
We are all hoping that this never
happens due to inaction.
I will gladly distribute info to
the Upper Carolina residents. We
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ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 5-7
The St. John Racquet Club will sponsor a V.I. Tennis Associa-
tion Junior Tennis Tournament in memory of Madeline and Scotty
November 5 through 7 in Cruz Bay.
Saturday, November 6
The St. John Historical Society is again teaming up with Clean
Islands International and the Virgin Islands Environmental Re-
source Station to celebrate the legacy of Project Tektite. The ac-
tivities will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 6, at
VIERS in Lameshur Bay.
Sunday, November 7
Moravian School Fundraising Committee is hosting a benefit
gospel concert on Sunday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Memo-
rial Moravian Church.
Tuesday, November 9
The St. John Historical Society will host its monthly meeting
on Tuesday, November 9, at Bethany Moravian Church Hall at 7
Friday, November 12
Gifft Hill School has announced its first school-wide commu-
nity service day "Gifft Hill School Gives Back," on Friday, No-
Tuesday, November 23
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will meet next on Tuesday, November 23, from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. at a location, which will be announced later.
Saturday, December 11
Mongoose Junction will host the 15th annual All Island Holi-
day Party on Saturday, December 11, starting at 8 p.m.
The 9th annual Johnnie Walker Blues Festival will feature two
nights of celebrity concerts in the Coral Bay ball field on Fri-
day evening, March 18, and Saturday evening, March 19, both
starting at 8 p.m.
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 meetings 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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Poem: We Be One
you know who she is, she is that part
of ourselves we hold at arms length
so we cannot see close up into the mirror
last week she cracked me wide open
last week she came up behind me begging for
money, for food and as I turned, a bright smile
of surprise flashed across her face
I know you I know you she exclaimed
and even my name almost, betty, betty she whispered
the soft touch of her hand slowed across my cheek
in that moment of memory it was not money or
food that was important, it was the giving back
to ourselves the long roots of belonging
you know who she is, she is all ah we
-Beverly Melius 7-1-10
We never know when a last time is occurring. being an aha one but of course we go too fast to
It has nothing but the present as it unfolds and be in that constant state of awareness. We don't
nothing but the past when it's done. It dwells in want to be vigilant for last times. I wrote this
everything from playing with a favorite toy to poem back in July never knowing it would be my
reading a book to writing a letter, from wearing a last encounter with Petrina. How much more sig-
winter coat to donning flip flops to the store or to nificant it is to me today hearing that she recently
a heartfelt encounter on a street corer, passed away, her precious life filled with the gifts
Each moment of our lives has the potential of of first and last times just like mine.
VITEMA Mum on Upper Carolina Road Problems
Continued from Page 13
can also get info to most of Coral Bay ;h,. ,,ihi the
Coral Bay Community Council. And we can publish
in the St. John Tradewinds or The Source. Not aprob-
lem -. i,,ig it out.
What I have Asked For:
I have sent emails to several VI. government per-
sonnel ,..1. ... t,,i that a ;ii ,.,.ii. be organized, with
VITF I 1. l i" DPW, FE4MA, and any others who have
knowledge. This is the only way I can think of that we
can have a two-way dialog to from our residents.
There has been no response to this request, which
has been sent three times sofar, without even acknowl-
edgement that the request was received. Perhaps the
request should have been directed elsewhere, but I
just don't know at this point who is responsible.
List of Government Personnel
Who Have Called Me:
None. I have repeatedly given my e-mail address
and phone number during my correspondence. stjohn-
I realize people are busy at this point, but we need
the info above, and aren 't .,. n ,,i it.
How Do We Pay for Repairs:
We can't. It is beyond our capabilities. We don't
even know what we should be doing to try to tempo-
rarily stabilize the i. ', i,,i landslide areas. We were
told that DPW engineers would contact me to give us
some direction. No-one has contacted me.
My Request at This Time:
Please see that this information is presented
;h,. ,'ili the proper channels, and/or to the proper
Please have someone contact me and acknowl-
edge receipt. .. - two emails sent, no acknowl-
edgement.) I don't even know if these were received,
logged in, forwarded, or oi, ri i,,
Perhaps VITEAA4 could coordinate i. ,t,,ig a meet-
ing. I am sure many St. John citizens would appreci-
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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;
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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
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Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
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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.
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Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship,
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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.,
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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.,
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St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday 9 a.m.
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I have joined forces with Governor John
deJongh and the Department of Education
in the fight against youth bullying. Bullying
is a serious offence that includes physical
contact, through hitting or punching, verbal
abuse, name calling or teasing, starting false
rumors against someone or excluding some-
one from games, social groups or clubs.
Bullying was once dismissed as an or-
dinary part of growing up and hundreds of
our local students are daily victims of this
"growing pain." Today bullying cannot be
dismissed as it was in the past. Today bully-
ing has a different nature; it is crueler, it can
follow you anywhere in the form of cyber
bullying and it can be more violent. Today's
bullying sometimes ends in the most trag-
ic of situations, where a parent, sibling or
friend discovers the lifeless body of a young
person that just could not live with the con-
stant mental and physical harassment.
Teachers and administrators frequently
underestimate the extent and effect of bully-
ing and, as a result, fail to prevent or stop it.
In part, this is fueled by the prior belief that
bullying is a part of growing up. Addition-
ally, adolescents are masterful at shielding
their social and antisocial lives from adults.
Although students know bullying hurts the
victims, they often are not clear that bully-
ing is wrong or preventable, so bullies do
not stop, and the bystanders don't report it.
When children and adults fail to take a stand
against bullying this implies that the behav-
ior is acceptable. This further enables the
behavior and condemns the victims and by-
standers to feel abandoned by the system.
Stateside there are many instances of
how unreported and unnoticed bullying
can have serious consequences. The most
notorious was the 1999 Columbine High
School shooting in Littleton, CO, and, clos-
er to home there was the senseless suicide of
11-year-old Jaheem Herrera who relocated
with his family to Georgia from the Virgin
Typically, bullies and their victims share
the same characteristic low self-esteem.
Additionally, negative situations and events
in the child's life can trigger low self-es-
teem. The main goal of bullies is to get their
victims to experience fear, anger, or sad-
ness. Although the Virgin Islands have been
spared the grief of child suicide, it is imper-
ative we be proactive now so the islands do
not follow in this trend.
Parents are the first defense against bully-
ing. Parents must be diligent about reporting
any form of bullying to the school admin-
istration as soon as they are aware of the
situation. Most bullying can be prevented
if parents partner with the school and are
vigilant in their defense of the bullied child
and in the aid of the aggressive child. This is
the time where parents must take an honest
look at their child's behavior and begin to
create an environment at home and school
that will foster tolerance instead of violence
Students come in a close second in the
prevention of bullying. I encourage our
youth to defend those who have difficulty
defending themselves. Our children are
confused about the thin line between "rat-
ting out" a fellow classmate and being pro-
active in this fight. As adults we must teach
our children to be protectors of each other,
especially those who are being victimized.
We must embrace the "community of car-
ing" that is our heritage as Virgin Island-
ers. It is our responsibility to encourage
our youth to understand that they too have
a responsibility to defend the principals of
right and wrong and to not be afraid to speak
up about any incident of bullying they have
To the teachers and administration, I im-
plore you to be more visible in the hallways
and common areas of the school where most
of the bullying occurs; to not allow "play
fighting" of any kind; to foster a commu-
nity where students can report incidents in
confidence; and to keep a closer eye on the
students who are repeated targets of bullies
within your school communities as well as
Students need to know without a doubt
that bullying will not be tolerated and will
be diffused swiftly. Students also need to
know that reporting of bullying will come
with protection from retaliation. They also
need to know that bullies will be counseled
to uncover the root of the issue which is
causing the bullying behavior.
We must eradicate the social conse-
quences that arise when bullying is allowed
to grow unchecked in our society. Both the
bullies and the victims can suffer from a
variety of psychological as well as somatic
symptoms, some of which may persist into
As adults and as the protectors of our
children, it is up to us to be vigilant against
all forms of bullying. We must educate our
children on the dangers of bullying and in-
stitute real solutions for those who are being
Let's join together for "Bullying Preven-
tion Month" and every month to stop this
violence in school and out of school.
Novelle E. Francis, Police Commissioner
Virgin Islands Police Department
John McCann & Assoc..,
office 340.6933399 toll free 1.888.StJohn8 (785.6468) fax 888.546.1115
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Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview"
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ZOOTENVAAL! Newly built multi unit
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MAMEY PEAK 1.05 acres, 1x1 Main
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APPROXIMATELY 150' FROM THE
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WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer
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MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas
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Is(anJ Children Frn4 Tr^cks anJ Treats at Mongoose Junction
car driver Parker Prout
shows off his stash.
The Biddle, Majette and Rutnik kids take a break from
Beautiful ladies Gina
Wellner and Ella Crew at
Bajo el Sol Gallery.
Spooky ghosts Naheem
Modeste and Jarus Edward.
Leiderhosen-laden Germans Mac, Kaia and Korin Dun-
ford make the rounds at Mongoose's trick-or-treat event
on Friday afternoon, October 29.
Colorful dinosaur Skyler
Cruz Lonski is thrilled
with the amount of candy
Michael Barry shows off his
best sumo stance.
Brothers Lennon and Lionel
Liburd pose in their Hallow-
Jada Jarvis and Siena
Wilkie are all smiles.
Fairy Haven Novak.
Zach Edwards as a Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Barbie Barry passes out candy at Gecko Gazebo.
Doctor Dax Chouiniere.
GHS fifth graders.