November 8-14, 2010
The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Wounded Vets Enjoy Health and Healing in St. John Waters
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Most vacationers on St. John enjoy sailing,
snorkeling and kayak trips, but for one group who
visited the island last week, those experiences
meant much more than a week's get-away.
"As minor as it seems, just going out on a kayak
trip, at the same time, it builds our confidence,"
said Nicolette Maroulis, a Navy bomb dog han-
dler who visited St. John with Team River Runner
(TRR) last week. "Each little success prepares us
for the bigger steps. When you are wounded, it's
hard not to see yourself as broken and these activi-
ties are a huge help."
"These little steps each add up and slowly help
us to take bigger risks and take on bigger chal-
lenges," Maroulis said.
"This is a huge part of our recovery being
able to get out and be physical," said Juan Arre-
dondo, who lost his hand after being hit by an Im-
provised Explosive Device (IED) in Iraq. "It's so
quiet and peaceful out on the water."
Maroulis and Arredondo were among a group
of 25 veterans, family members and TRR staff
who stayed at Cinnamon Bay Campground from
October 31 through November 7, for a week of
health and healing through kayak trips and other
TRR was launched by Joe Mornini in August
2004 to as a way to help veterans and active duty
military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghani-
stan who were recovering at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Since then
TRR has expanded to Department of Defense and
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer
Team River Runner team leader and personnel liaison Pete Rooney
gears up for a kayak trip out of Cinnamon Bay.
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British Virgin Islands Premier Ralph O'Neal, at right, congratulated Governor John
deJongh on his reelection last week.
Virgin Islanders Hit the Polls
Re-electing Most Incumbents
- deJongh/Francis Get Four More Years
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands residents hit the
polls on Tuesday, November 2,
and for the most part put the in-
cumbents back in their seats.
While gubernatorial candidate
Kenneth Mapp and running mate
Malik Sekou had yet to concede
defeat as of press time, the Elec-
tions System of the Virgin Islands
declared Governor John deJongh
and Lieutenant Governor Grego-
ry Francis the winners by almost
4,000 votes territory-wide.
While results last week were
still unofficial, deJongh and Fran-
cis were recognized as of press
St. John Tradewinds News Photo
time as garnering 17,535 votes
territory-wide compared to Mapp
and Sekou's 13,580, according to
information from the Election Sys-
tem of the Virgin Islands.
In the St. Thomas/St. John Dis-
trict, deJongh and Francis were
recognized as having received
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Historical Society Meeting Is Nov. 9
The St. John Historical Society will host its first meeting of the
season on Tuesday, November 9, at Bethany Moravian Church
Hall at 7 p.m. There will be a short business meeting and then
a presentation entitled "When I Am Dust Upon The Wind..." by
long-time St. John resident and former member and director of the
Virgin Islands Humanities Council Magda Smith.
Smith will share some of the works of Albert E. Daniel and dis-
cuss her insights and comments on the life and work of this early
St. Thomas painter and sculptor. Born in 1897, Daniel was one of
the first Virgin Islanders of African descent to devote most of his
adult life to painting and sculpture. A self-taught artist, who was
motivated by deep religious feelings and love for his people, Dan-
iel produced paintings and sculptures for more than four decades.
CBCC Annual Meeting Set for Nov. 15
The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting its annual meet-
ing on Monday, November 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Miss Lucy's
for a "finger foods" potluck.
Everyone should bring a dish to share. Drinks will be on sale.
The business meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. All of the neighbor-
hoods participating in the EPA and NOAA sponsored storm water
management projects will be acknowledged.
The meeting will be a good time to renew CBCC memberships
for 2011 or become a member for the first time. CBCC thanks
Miss Lucy's Restaurant for donating the premises for this annual
event and the many local businesses for their donations.
For more information call the CBCC office at 776-2099. Mem-
bership applications and lots of useful information can be found on
the website at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org.
Town Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 18
What are the issues of concern for St. John communities? How
can they be addressed? The People's Agenda 2010 is hosting a St.
John town meeting on Thursday, November 18, at the Julius E.
Sprauve School cafeteria from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information
contact C. Browne of Women for Positive Change at 774-6683.
Woody's Is Relay for Life Sponsor
Woody's Seafood Saloon was named the official sponsor of the
First Annual St. John American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Woody's donation of more than $11,000 from its recent block
party "Save 2nd Base" awarded them this honor. The Relay for
Life event will be in Cruz Bay on February 19, 2011.
The momentum continues to grow in team sponsorships, volun-
teer recruitment, purchases of luminaries and additional corporate
sponsorships. Please contact event chair Mary Bartolucci at 642-
1629 to learn how to get involved. Celebrate, remember and fight
back on February 19, 2011 on St. John!
New 90-day Gross Receipts Tax Amnesty
Period Deadline Is January 25, 2011
Director of the VI. Bureau of Internal Revenue Claudette Wat-
son-Anderson, CPA, announced last week that the new, 90-day
gross receipts tax amnesty went into effect upon the implementa-
tion of Act 7233, which was signed into law by Governor John
deJongh on October 26.
Watson-Anderson urged taxpayers to file and pay delinquent
gross receipts taxes before the deadline of January 25, 2011. All
delinquent gross receipts returns are eligible for the amnesty.
For more information, call the Delinquent Accounts and Re-
turns Branch on at 715-1040, extension 2232.
St. John Tradewinds, November 8-14, 2010
"My thoughts are somewhat scattered but, I can only hope that this time is the last time
we will be forced to visit the conviction and sentencing of these two criminals.
I feel lighter knowing we are done with them, until they come up for parole that is."
Thomas and Boston Sentenced to 10 Years Behind Bars
Kamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston Sentenced for 2007 Cockayne Assault
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
More than three years after
James "Jamie" Cockayne was
stabbed to death in downtown
Cruz Bay, a VI. Superior Court
Judge handed down sentences last
week to two men found guilty of
assaulting the 21-year-old Penn-
sylvania man less than an hour be-
fore his death.
Cockayne was stabbed eight
times, including a fatal blow in his
femoral artery, in the early morn-
ing hours of June 19, 2007. He
bled to death on a Cruz Bay street
before emergency medical person-
nel arrived on the scene.
Kamal Thomas, 21, and Ansel-
mo Boston, 34, were each con-
victed of third-degree assault,
using a dangerous weapon in the
commission of a crime of violence
and simple assault. Thomas was
also convicted of threatening a
For the third-degree assault
charge, V.I. Superior Court Judge
Brenda Hollar sentenced the two
St. John men to 48 months in jail,
with 18 months suspended, and
levied fines of $1,500 each, ac-
cording to a report in the VI. Daily
For the associated weapons
charges, Hollar sentenced the pair
to 10 years in jail, with two years
suspended, and levied fines of
$10,000 each. The sentences were
ordered to be served consecutively,
according to the report.
For the simple assault charges,
Thomas and Boston were sen-
tenced to six months behind bars
and additional $250 fine, accord-
ing to the report in the VI. Daily
Thomas was sentenced to an
additional five years in jail for
threatening a witness, with two
years suspended and fined another
$2,000, according to the VI. Daily
The sentences for Cockayne's
assailants were handed down after
two trials and years of wrangling
between defense and prosecution
After Cockayne was found dead
outside of the Fashion Palace in
Estate Enighed in June 2007, VI.
Police Department officials didn't
make any arrests for months. In
the weeks after the murder, Coc-
kayne's parents lambasted the
VIPD for what they believed to be
inaction on national news outlets
including "Larry King Live" and
"On the Record with Greta Van
Initial breaks in the case finally
came in August 2007, when VIPD
officials picked up, first Thomas,
and then Boston, and charged both
with first-degree murder, first-de-
gree assault and weapons charges.
Almost a year later, in June
2008, Jahlil Ward, 23, was arrested
when he returned to the territory
for the St. John Festival during the
July Fourth festivities. He too was
charged with first-degree murder,
first-degree assault and weapons
All three suspects faced the
same jury in a joined case in Oc-
tober 2008. During that four-day
trial, prosecution attorneys alleged
that all three men set in motion the
events that eventually ended with
Cockayne's death on a Cruz Bay
Prosecutors alleged that Coc-
kayne had kicked Boston's girl-
friend's car during the afternoon
of June 18, 2007. When Cockayne
ran into Boston, Thomas and Ward
later that night at what was the
Front Yard Bar the establish-
ment has since been torn down
and turned into a parking lot the
men got into an altercation.
During the melee in the Front
Yard Bar, Boston broke a pool
stick over Cockayne's head, ac-
cording to prosecutors. After be-
ing kicked out of the bar, the three
men carried the broken pool stick,
picked up a two-by-four and fol-
lowed Cockayne up the street near
Dolphin Market, prosecutors al-
After surrounding Cockayne
and beating him with the weap-
ons, prosecutors alleged that Ward
followed the Pennsylvania man
to Estate Enighed near the Fash-
ion Palace, where he was stabbed
eight times behind a scaffold.
The jury in the October 2008
trial found Ward guilty of first-
degree murder, third-degree as-
sault and weapons charges. That
jury found Thomas and Boston not
guilty of murder, but guilty of two
counts of third-degree assault and
associated weapons charges.
In November 2008, Hollar re-
duced one third-degree assault
charge to simple assault for both
Thomas and Boston. In July 2009,
Hollar sentenced the two men to
12-and-a-half years behind bars
each and levied fines of $11,500
each. First degree murder carries a
required sentence of life in prison,
which is what Ward faced after his
All three men, however, had
their sentences quashed in the
months after that first trial. Ward's
attorney, Michael Quinn, won
a new trial for his client after it
was revealed that prosecutors had
failed to turn over a key piece of
Thomas and Boston were grant-
ed new trials after it was brought
to the court's attention that the
Cockayne family had paid reward
money to witnesses who testified
during the October 2008 trial.
The second time around, the
three men's trials were separated
with Thomas and Boston facing
one jury and Ward facing a sepa-
Ward faced his second jury in
December 2009, and was convict-
ed of second-degree murder, as-
sault and weapons charges. Thom-
as and Boston faced their second
trial in March 2010, and were con-
victed of third-degree assault, sim-
ple assault and weapons charges.
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Thomas alone was also convicted
of threatening a witness.
Ward's attorney again peti-
tioned the court for a new trial for
his client, which is pending. VI.
Assistant Attorney General Claude
Walker also filed a motion for Hol-
lar to recuse herself from the trial,
a motion on which she has not yet
After last week's sentences
were handed down to the two men
convicted twice of beating her son,
Cockayne's mother expressed re-
lief and continued sadness.
"My thoughts are somewhat
scattered, but I can only hope that
this time is the last time we will
be forced to visit the conviction
and sentencing of these two crimi-
nals," said Jeanie Cockayne. "I
feel lighter knowing we are done
with them, until they come up for
parole that is. I sincerely thank all
Virgin Islanders who have stood
by us through these past three-and-
"I hope the citizens of the VI.
also feel lighter knowing these
criminals are off the streets," said
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St. John Tradewinds
Rotary Club of St. John is gear-
ing up for its major fundraiser of
the year on Saturday, November
13, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Westin
Resort and Villas ballroom.
The annual Flavors brings to-
gether many of Love City's most
popular restaurants, fine wines
and live music for a great cause
- sending St. John students to
college who wouldn't otherwise
Event planners have added
new categories and ramped up the
night's silent auction in hopes of
raising enough funds to send two
students to college next year, ex-
plained Rotary member and Fla-
vors executive chairperson Kath-
"This is a fundraiser and 100
percent of the money goes to
sending local youth to college,"
said Steinborn. "In the past we've
always been able to send at least
one student to college. We made
the silent auction bigger and better
because we want to be able to send
two kids to college."
Flavors planners have lowered
ticket prices even further this year
to attract a larger, and more di-
verse, crowd. Tickets are now $70
for residents with food handlers
cards, $90 for tickets purchased in
advance and $100 at the door.
"We really want to get the
young people out and especially
the young people who work in
the food industry," said Steinborn.
"We want to honor what they're
doing and make it more affordable
for them to come out and enjoy
At the event, restaurants offer
samples of their best food and a
group of secret judges determine
"Best Of' appetizers, entrees, des-
serts, bar food and mixologists.
The crowd also gets in on the ac-
tion by selecting the best overall
Flavors co-chairperson Paul
Kessock is also bringing out all
the stops this year on the drink
side of things. Kessock, a repre-
sentative for West Indies Ltd., will
be accompanied by several wine
makers this year, who will also be
offering some special rates on the
graduated from Southern
vintages they're presenting.
While enjoying the amazing
food and wine November 13, Fla-
vors-goers should remember the
importance of the night, Steinborn
"I've heard that people don't re-
ally know why we're doing this,"
she said. "This event is so impor-
tant and through it we make a dif-
ference in these students' lives."
Steinborn shared a letter from
recent graduate of Southern Con-
necticut State University and Ro-
tary scholarship winner Kershen
Bissette, which illustrated the im-
pact of Flavors' fundraiser.
"I do express my full gratitude
towards you and the Rotary Club
for you all played, and are continu-
ing to play, a huge role in my life,"
Bissette recently wrote to Rotary
member William Willegerod and
the group. "The Rotary Club has
brought me a step closer with
achieving my academic goals.
Please salute everyone at the Ro-
tary Club on my behalf."
Bissette also plans to attend
graduate school at Southern Con-
necticut State University and be-
gin work towards him MBA.
"Kershen is a perfect example
of where our dollars go and how
worthy a cause Flavors has been to
youths that would otherwise not be
able to attend college," said Stein-
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Cinnamon Lab Renovations Slated to Start in February
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The years-old plan to renovate the Cin-
namon Bay Archaeology Lab may finally be
coming to fruition.
Local contractor Carlson Construction
has been awarded the contract to build the
display cases, and VI. National Park Ar-
chaeologist Ken Wild is now waiting for the
National Park Service to award the contract
for the remainder of the renovation. Wild
anticipates work will begin in February
The historical building which currently
serves as a working lab for VINP archaeolo-
gists and features some artifacts on display
will be renovated to serve as an even bet-
ter teaching tool for local teachers and their
students, and tourists as well.
Exhibits will be changed out regularly,
ensuring a different experience with each
visit, and the lab will keep regular hours
and be manned by interns, which are being
funded by the Friends of the VINP.
"We'll keep somebody in the lab all the
time who will man and maintain it, and pro-
vide interpretation to the public," said Wild.
"We'll change the museum techs out every
two months, so we give as many of them the
opportunity to work here as we can."
Analysis of artifacts found in the park
will continue at the museum, allowing stu-
dents and other visitors a firsthand look at
St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of VINP
After years of delays, Carlson Construction was awarded the contract
to build the display cases for renovations to the Cinnamon Bay Lab, which
will feature rotating exhibits and exciting artifacts
archaeologists at work.
Design for the renovations was donated
by Barefoot Architects, and State Historic
Preservation Office guidelines will be fol-
lowed during the construction process. In
addition to the installation of new display
cases, new fans will be put in, electrical wir-
ing will be reworked and windows will be
Wild and his crew are already preparing
the exhibits which will be on display at the
lab. Local clay artist Gail Van de Bogurt will
create Taino pots and other vessels based on
fragments found at the Cinnamon Bay site.
"We'll have Gail's pieces on display for
educational purposes, and we'll bring out
the actual fragments on special occasions,"
said Wild. "We're trying to help people con-
ceptualize the whole piece."
Another visual tool the VINP archaeolo-
gist will use to educate visitors on the his-
tory of St. John is a video by Bill Stelzer
which is currently in the works.
"The film will be showing all the time,
taking you through different time periods
and showing artifacts and the sites where
we found them," said Wild.
Artifacts on display will take visitors
through the entire history of St. John, from
8000 BC, when humans first arrived on the
island, through post-Emancipation.
"We're just going to map out the history
using what we've found archaeologically
around the island through time," said Wild.
Metal artifacts found at sea will also be
displayed along with pottery shards. St.
John residents can bring artifacts they've
found on their properties to date them.
"We really hope we can bring the history
of the island in a good, logical, presentable
timeline so everybody can see what us hu-
mans have been doing on this island for the
last 7,000 years," said Wild.
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Parents on St. John have complained for decades
about the lack of extracurricular opportunities for
their children on the island.
Legitimate or illegitimate complaint, many of
those parents have used the argument as justification
to relocate back to the mainland. Today, opportunities
not only exist, but as six boys are proving, St. John
students can thrive from those opportunities.
Four years ago all six boys were competing in the
American Legion Post #131 flag football league on
the VI. National Park ball field in Cruz Bay.
Carson Wessinger was the quarterback of the
Green team, Andres Lerea was the center of the Yel-
low team, Justin Doran was the quarterback on the
Yellow team, Aspen Moore was the quarterback of
the Black team, Bradley Fassele was a running back
on the Red team and Andrew Barlas was a lineman on
the Blue team.
All six boys were competing for a championship.
All six boys were also practicing three days each
week, playing a game every Saturday, learning the
meaning of what a team is and allowing coaches to
teach them about sacrifice.
All six boys played in an American Legion cham-
pionship game. They learned on a St. John field, from
St. John residents, what it took to be champions at an
early age. They were taught that opportunity would
only come with sacrifice.
Last year, Shaiman and Isaac Laliach, also for-
mer American Legion players, convinced Wessinger
to join the Arawak's football team on St. Thomas.
The Arawak's football team is comprised of students
from private schools on St. Thomas and St. John. The
team plays in the IAA and competes against all public
Shortly into the season, both Laliach brothers suf-
fered season-ending injuries. Their misfortune left
Wessinger as the only St. John student on the team.
Since practice is at Antilles School every afternoon at
4 p.m., Wessinger had to "hitch" daily from Gifft Hill
School to catch the 3 p.m. ferry to St. Thomas.
Once on St. Thomas he had to find a ride or pay a
taxi to take him to Antilles School for practice. After
practice, in the dark, he would have to find a ride back
to the ferry. Wessinger usually took the 7 and some-
times even the 8 p.m. ferry home.
Three games into the season, the senior quarterback
of the Arawak's team also went down with an injury.
Wessinger's consistent sacrifice turned into an oppor-
tunity. He stepped in and has never looked back.
The team was two seconds from going to the cham-
pionship game last year but lost on a "hail mary" pass.
When the season ended, however, the first thing that
Wessinger said was, "next year we are winning the
The second thing he said was, "where are my St.
Today, the six teammates from St. John hitch, find
a ride, or the school transports them to town every
afternoon from GHS to catch the ferry. Once on St.
Thomas, an amazing parent, Sally Driscoll, co-owner
of Randy's Bistro, picks the boys up and takes them
The six boys suited up last Saturday night in Ar-
awak's uniforms united by purpose. The six boys are
setting the example for all other student athletes com-
ing behind them from St. John.
The six boys stood on the sideline after their victo-
ry Saturday night and gave each other hugs and high
fives, recognizing that no one on the field understood
their sacrifice, except them.
Their opportunity had come with sacrifice.
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Dormant North Shore Shuttle and Maho Pavilion Projects May Be Revived
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
After being moved to the back
burner for the majority of 2010,
the V.I. National Park is looking
once again to garner interest from
local taxi drivers for its planned
North Shore shuttle project.
The shuttle service, which was
announced by VINP Superinten-
dent Mark Hardgrove at the Feb-
ruary Friends of the VINP annual
meeting, would reduce transporta-
tion impacts on the approximately
eight mile-long North Shore Road.
Hardgrove said he hoped the hour-
ly shuttle service would be provid-
ed by local taxi drivers.
A month after Hardgrove's an-
nouncement, however, the VINP
and the V.I. Taxicab Commission
were still waiting for St. John taxi
drivers to develop and present a
plan for the shuttle service.
Most recently, the VINP is wait-
ing on the taxi drivers to regroup
after a change in leadership, ex-
"We're not sure what the inter-
est is of the new leadership at this
point," he said. "It's probably time
for us to set up a meeting again
with the taxi organization and see
how we can work together this
year to provide the best service
Despite Hardgrove's previous
assertion that the shuttle service
would move forward with or with-
out the cooperation of local taxi
drivers, it's since become evident
that a shuttle would in fact need
to be run by a sector of the local
"The park really can't run a
shuttle," said Hardgrove. "It's a
territorial public service that has
to be provided through the govern-
Hardgrove is not giving up
hope on the North Shore shuttle;
however, he admits it may not be
implemented in as timely a man-
ner as he'd anticipated.
"I think we owe ourselves a
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8 St. John Tradewinds, November 8-14, 2010
Q&A with Leah Colecchia
an interview with SJSA's new hip-hop teacher
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
What is your name, what do you teach at St. John
School of the Arts and how long have you been teach-
ing at the school?
My name is Leah Colecchia and I will be teaching
a Hip Hop class for the first time at SJSA.
What is your background as far as education and/or
experience in your subject or area of expertise?
I have been dancing for over 20years. I started my
dancing career with the Vail Youth Ballet Company,
then went to The Denver School of the Arts and ma-
jored in Dance while attending the Academy of Colo-
I have dancedprofessionally with Canyon Concert
Ballet Company, Dance Unlimited Company, and
David Taylor Dance Company. I have performed in
many leading roles such as Dorothy in the Wizard of
Oz, Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,
and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker I have
taught ballet, hip hop, lyrical and jazz classes.
I am currently in the Rocky Horror Picture li, .,'
on St Thomas at the Pistarckle Theatre that runs
;i,. 1,,ih October!
What do you like most about teaching at SJSA?
I think I am going to enjoy i,.... i,, people with
similar passions for dance and performing arts!
Why should someone take your class?
This is an opportunity to connect with your body,
have fun, be silly and let go.
What would you like your students to take away
from the class?
I would hope my students take with them a sense
of artistic freedom and un-edited musicality, while
building confidence and learning new skills.
Why do you think an arts education is important?
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Leah Colecchia will be teaching Hip Hop
at St. John School of the Arts this fall.
Dance is to some, a way of life and without step-
ping into this world you may never know it exists. So
take chances and experience new ways of loving your
body and expanding your mind!
The Hip-Hop class, open to teens and adults, will
meet on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. starting
on October 27. For more information about the class
or to register, call the St. John School of the Arts at
mongoose junction, po box 1772
st. John, us virgin Islands 00831
tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411
Early Childhood Music Class To Begin
Music Circle for young children helps kids to be confident,
joyful music-makers by providing a rich music environment that
stimulates and nurtures active expression.
Children love to experiment with music, joining others in song,
movement and instrument play, while engaging in developmen-
tally appropriate play and exploration with rhythm instruments,
scarves, parachutes and much more.
Music Circle for babies promotes bonding between the caregiv-
er and child through gentle movement, touch, musical instrument
play, chant and song. Fun musical experiences stimulate brain de-
velopment, nuture expression and foster a joyful sense of self.
Classes will be at the St. John School of the Arts Annex, in the
Lumberyard Complex's Yellow Building on the second floor.
Babies walking to five years old will meet on Fridays from 3:45
to 4:45 p.m. Babies from birth to walking will meet from 4:45 to
5:30 p.m. on Fridays.
The class requires active participation of a parent or other care-
giver and there is a limit of six children per class. Registration is
open now. Students must be registered before classes begin.
To reserve a spot, call 779-4322. Teacher Thia Muilenburg,
MA, MT-BC, can be reached at 643-7194 for more information.
St. John Landsharks Host Turkey Day 5K
It's time to dust off those running shoes. Time to get this holi-
day season started right! The St. John Landsharks are hosting a
fun filled 5K run on Thanksgiving Day, November 25.
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m.
Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated. Meet at
the Annaberg parking lot for the 5K looping course in the area of
Maho/Francis/Leinster Bay areas.
Kids are welcome and they should drag their parents out for an
hour in the morning.
The course is part road and part trail running, so runners should
expect to get wet or muddy. But, that's part of the fun, a little
"XTERRA" for Thanksgiving morning. Fun Thanksgiving themed
prizes and awards will handed out.
For more information email Louise Wearmouth at louise@surf-
bvi.com or call Jude Woodcock at 779-1416.
The Department of Human Services will host
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
for nonprofit and faith based organizations
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH 9 AM TO 3 PM
St. Thomas Sugar Estate Head Start Building
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH 9 AM TO 3 PM
St. Croix Cardiac Center
To register please contact Clarissa Warrington at 774-0930 ext 4103
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best restaurants & caterers!
St. John IradewindsNews Photos by Jaime Elliott
Friends of VINP and volunteers continue work on
the accessible trail at the Cinnamon Bay ruins, above.
The concrete portion of the trail is complete and the
organization hopes to attract enough volunteers to
complete the boardwalk section soon.
(At the Door)
L (For Food Handlers
Connections (Coral Bay & Cruz Bay)
Chelsea Drug Store (Red Hook& The Marketplace)
Mongoose Junction Activities Desk
St. John Information Center at The Marketplace
West Indies Corporation St. Thomas and St. Croix
St. John Information Center near the Ferry Dock
St. John Rotary Club Members
or call: 693-8500
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Mongoose Junction Kicks Off Holiday Season with $1,000 Shopping Spree Raffle
St. John Tradewinds
Everyone on St. John is invited
to start the holiday season with a
special shopping event that could
make one the proud winner of a
$1,000 shopping spree.
Mongoose Junction's annual
"Evening in the Courtyard" will
be November 26, from 5 to 9 p.m.,
and is packed with special events
for an evening of fun and shop-
ping. It's a great opportunity to do
some Christmas shopping because
for every purchase at any Mon-
goose retailer or restaurant, shop-
pers will receive a raffle ticket.
The only way to win is to make
purchases at stores or restaurants.
The drawing will be at 8:30 p.m.
and shoppers must be present to
win easy to do since there is so
much to see. All stops have been
pulled out to make this the best
Evening in the Courtyard ever.
In addition to the raffle and great
shopping, many Mongoose shops
will also feature activities and pre-
sentations for the evening. For the
arts lover, Steve Simonsen will
showcase his new 2011 calendar
and air his documentary of leath-
erback turtles filmed in St. Croix
from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Friends of
A special show at Bajo el Sol
will feature giclees of oil paintings
by the late Maria Henle. Raised on
St. Croix and the daughter of pho-
tographer Fritz Henle, Maria Hen-
le was an extraordinary artist and
avid environmentalist with a pas-
sion for creating large landscape
Sun Power Loans for
Solar Water Heaters
paintings and color etchings.
Caravan Gallery will feature
Turkish flat weave kilim carpets,
uzbek Suzani embroidered bags of
many sizes, and Turkish jewelry
from Radha Speer's recent buying
trip to Istanbul, while The Best of
Both Worlds Arts & Design Gal-
lery will showcase new bronze
Jewelry aficionados will get
the pleasure of viewing a special
showing at R&I Patton Goldsmith-
ing of jewelry by George Sawyer,
who will be present at the show.
Sawyer is featured in Engagement
101 magazine's "Top Wedding
Ring Trends of 2010." Impres-
sionistic paintings in gold, one-
of-a-kind rings with continuous,
seamless patterns, each Sawyer
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Caravan Gallery will have
uzbek Suzani embroidered
bags from a recent buying
trip to Istanbul, Turkey.
design is made by one goldsmith
from beginning to end.
Fashion lovers will be thrilled
to see Bougainvillea's beautiful
new Holiday dresses and accesso-
ries, Fabric Mill is kicking off their
shopping season with lots of great
new designs and Bamboula is once
again hosting two fashion shows
- one begins at 5:30 p.m. in the
Mongoose I courtyard and the sec-
ond, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mongoose
II courtyard. The shows will be
Liz Putnam productions starring
top local models.
Foodies take note. Sun Dog
Cafe and Gecko Gazebo Bar will
showcase their new dinner menu
and offer free samples that will be
paired with a wine tasting from a
newly expanded wine list, hosted
by Premier Wines and Spirits,
from 5:30 p.m. Join them for hap-
py hour specials at 4:30 p.m., then
be seated by 5:30 and enjoy half
price appetizers until 6:30 p.m..
The Tap Room will be showcas-
ing their new food menu for this
season. From 5 to 9 p.m. they will
be offering their menu at 50 per-
cent off. Top it off with a bit of the
bubbly! Ocean Grill will have spe-
cial pricing on Moet Champagne
during the evening.
For more information contact
Michael Barry at 340-244-9713 or
by e-mail at michael@sundogcafe.
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LRhythm & Views
An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Coral Breuning
Rainy Days Mean Make-up Days
St. John Tradewinds
School has been canceled fre-
quently recently due to the over-
whelming amounts of rain and
hurricanes. Because of that, we
are making up days by going to
school November 1 and 11, Veter-
I can't begin to tell you the pro-
tests from my peers. The second
they hear the news, they all agree
they aren't coming to school! But
when it comes to that day, the bell
rings and you see their groggy
eyes, and half asleep bodies am-
bling to class.
We understand that we have to
go to school a certain amount of
days each year, but sleeping in
on those free days is what we live
for. I can't decide what's worse -
making up the days now, or adding
them on to the end of the year.
School has been pretty busy
lately: extra work; studying; tests;
and festivities. Friday, October
22, the Gifft Hill School Student
Council organized a Breast Cancer
Awareness day where there was a
bake sale and students could pay
$2 to dress out of uniform and
wear a ribbon. The profits were
donated to the Susan G. Komen
for the Cure. It was amazing to see
three-fourths of the school dressed
and supporting the cause.
The Friday before Halloween,
the student council also put on ac-
tivities. It was a normal school day
with the exception of Halloween
activities for the last two hours.
Activities included a haunted
house, costume contest, mummy
wrapping, and the original "ba-
GHS student council invited Karen Radtke, center, to
speak about breast cancer awareness.
nana bob" the Caribbean and
cheaper version of apple bobbing.
Although the "banana bob" isn't a
very physical game, people were
serious about winning.
Although most kids are lazy,
I find they more than likely have
a fierce competitive side. These
quaint activities bring a whole dif-
ferent side out of people. I feel that
while watching people grapple
over first place, you really get to
know them. You learn a lot about
their abilities when you see them
with a huge smile on their faces af-
ter they trash talk about winning.
Besides school festivities,
schoolwork has been more abun-
dant because of the end of the
marking period. I'm happy it's
over now, it was getting to be a
little hefty. Quarter grades aren't a
big thing unless you are behind on
I see them as basically a way
to gage your progress. For other
people, it's a big wake up call that
summer has been over and it's time
to switch gears.
Quarterly grades are also a scary
thing for lazy athletes. Academic
probations occur when teachers
check that athletes maintain a C or
higher. If not, they will be prohib-
ited to participate in the sport until
their grades are raised.
For dedicated athletes, a balance
between academics and athletics is
hard but achievable. I must give
props to the Gifft Hill School Ar-
awak football boys because they
come home on the 7 p.m. ferry
from St. Thomas every day from
an exhausting practice, to go home
and complete their homework.
Even though homework is a
pain, students need to think more
about what it does for them. I try to
think about what school does for
me around this time of year.
School provides me and fellow
students with some sort of enter-
tainment, even if we say we are
bored by it. School also keeps us
out of trouble, gives us disciplines,
and prepares us for the real world.
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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: 17
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 65
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 53
Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0
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Available from Commercial News Providers
Friday, October 22
12:03 p.m. An Estate Bor-
deaux resident p/r someone stole
his bag containing important doc-
12:23 p.m. A citizen c/r that
the back glass to her vehicle was
broken. Police assistance.
12:45 p.m. -An Estate Bethany
resident p/r his sister has been re-
ceiving his mother's money with-
out her knowledge.
1:00 p.m. An employee of
Joe's Diner c/r a disturbance. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
Saturday, October 23
10:03 a.m. A citizen p/r that
she was assaulted. Aggravated as-
sault and battery, D.V.
5:36 p.m. A citizen c/r an
auto accident on Centerline Road.
Sunday, October 24
12:45 p.m. An Estate Choco-
late Hole resident p/r an assault.
10:37 a.m. An Estate Con-
tant/Enighed resident p/r that her
vehicle was damaged. Damage to
1:35 p.m. A visitor from New
Hampshire p/r that the windshield
in his rental car was broken. Dam-
age to a vehicle.
10:55 p.m. A Cruz Bay resi-
dent p/r that her ex-boyfriend
entered her residence without
permission and removed her cell
phone. Burglary in the second.
Monday, October 25
9:12 a.m. An Estate Choco-
late Hole resident r/ items miss-
ing from her residence. Burglary
in the third.
9:40 a.m. An Estate Enighed
resident p/r he is being harassed.
Disturbance of the peace.
10:14 a.m. An Estate Grun-
wald resident p/r he is being ha-
rassed. Disturbance of the peace.
10:16 a.m. -An Estate Enighed
resident r/ someone removed
items from his home. Burglary in
12:13 p.m. A citizen c/r a
house in Chocolate Hole was bro-
ken into. Burglary in the third.
Tuesday, October 26
8:11 a.m. An employee of
E&C Service Station c/r that the
business was broken into. Bur-
glary in the third.
3:35 p.m. An Estate Pastory
resident p/r that she was assaulted
by a female. Simple assault.
5:26 p.m. An Estate Enighed
resident p/r that her vehicle was
stolen. Unauthorized use of ve-
7:06 p.m. An Estate Enighed
resident c/r a disturbance with her
Wednesday, October 27
12:32 a.m. A citizen c/r a do-
mestic disturbance in Coral Bay.
9:25 a.m. An Estate Hansen
Bay resident p/r that her neighbor
entered her property and cut down
her trees. Destruction of property.
4:38 p.m. An Estate Bellevue
resident c/r that someone broke
into her residence. Attempted
Thursday, October 28
No time given A visitor from
Oregon p/r a larceny. Grand lar-
Saturday, October 30
12:15 a.m. An Estate Contant
resident p/r that her ex-boyfriend
assaulted her. Aggravated assault
10:48 a.m. A citizen p/r that
she was threatened by an em-
ployee. Disturbance of the peace,
5:21 p.m. A St. Thomas resi-
dent p/r that she was threatened
by a female. Disturbance of the
Sunday, October 31
12:13 a.m. -Acitizenc/request-
ing police assistance to remove a
female from W&W. Police assis-
4:09 a.m. A citizen c/r that
someone trespassed on her prop-
erty. Suspicious activity.
8:36 p.m. A citizen c/r a dis-
turbance in Coral Bay. Police as-
Monday, November 1
7:14 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto
accident in Estate Fish Bay. Auto
7:58 a.m. An Estate Enighed
resident p/r a lost cell phone. Lost
Tuesday, November 2
No time given A citizen p/r
that she was involved in an auto
accident in Cruz Bay. Auto acci-
11:05 p.m. A VIPD Offi-
cer p/ with one Coby Cooper of
Great Cruz Bay, under arrest and
charged with driving under the
influence. Bail was set at $1,000
by order of the court. He was de-
tained at Leander Jurgen Com-
mand, to later be transported to
the Bureau of Corrections on St.
Wednesday, November 3
8:13 a.m. A citizen c/r a dis-
turbance with his brother. Distur-
bance of the peace, D.V.
8:28 a.m. -A citizen p/r a miss-
ing license plate. Missing license
9:32 a.m. An employee of
Banana Deck c/r that the business
was broken into. Burglary in the
9:31 a.m. A citizen p/r that
someone damaged her vehicle.
Damage to a vehicle.
10:30 a.m. A visitor p/r that
someone stole his iPhone and
cash out of his rental vehicle.
11:19 a.m. A citizen p/r that
someone stole his cell phone.
1:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that
she lost an envelope containing
money and important documents.
2:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that
he was assaulted. Aggravated as-
11:26 p.m. A citizen p/r that
she is being harassed by her ex-
boyfriend. Disturbance of the
11:40 p.m. A resident p/r that
she was assaulted by her boy-
friend. Aggravated assault and
Thursday, November 4
9:40 a.m. An Estate Cathe-
rineberg resident p/r that someone
wrote a check without his per-
mission. Obtaining money under
1:49 p.m. A citizen p/r that
he lost his driver's license. Lost
5:15 p.m. An employee of
Margarita Phil's p/r that a cus-
tomer refused to pay for her food.
Friday, November 5
8:13 a.m. An employee of St.
John Insurance c/r that someone
had broken into the business. Bur-
glary in the third.
9:54 a.m. An Estate Glucks-
berg resident p/r that she was in-
volved in an auto accident. Auto
PSC Hosts Special Meeting on St. John
- Downtown Ferry Runs Expected
To Return to Normal on November 21
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Public Services Com-
mission hosted a special meeting
on Wednesday, November 3, at the
St. John Legislative Building in
Cruz Bay, which covered telecom-
munications, ferry and VI. Water
and Power Authority matters.
On the status of the Charlotte
Amalie downtown ferry service,
Delrise Varlack, General Man-
ager of Varlack Ventures, said that
normal service should resume by
November 21, as soon as the U.S.
Coast Guard issues are cleared up.
Transportation Services General
Manager Kenrick Augustus said his
company was working out some
safety issues and their vessels and
should have been up and running
by this past weekend.
PSC Chairman Joe Boschulte
asked the ferry companies if they
believed the time had come to seg-
regate the downtown run and offer
it to someone else.
The PSC Commissioners also
questioned the non-working and
lost hand-held electronic ticket
scanners. PSC Chairman Boschulte
said that this was a major problem
because the PSC needed the data
from the scanners to prove the ferry
companies accountability of rider-
ship and how much money was be-
ing made from the different ferry
The PSC approved ferry com-
pany rate hike in October 2009
was based on the scanners ability
to record data from tickets. Based
on those findings and incomplete
financial data from the St. Thom-
as/St. John Ferry companies, the
PSC Commissioners, consisting
of Chairman Joe Boschulte, Vice
Chair Donald Cole, Comm. Vern
David, and Comm. Elsie Thomas-
Trotman voted to hire technical
consultant Avery Williams to ex-
amine the ferry boat companies'
finances and ticketing practices.
The Georgetown Consulting
Group's offered a report on the
LEAC and Correlation of Brent
Crude Oil Futures to WAPA Fuel
Costs. The GCG Group did not be-
lieve it was possible to validate the
premium currently applied to the
fuel oil futures forecast used in its
GCG's two analyses did not sup-
port the use of the proposed $5.50
perBBL orthe $3.75 perBB premi-
ums in future LEAC rate proceed-
ings, and unless WAPA was able to
validate such assumed premiums or
add-ons based on compelling anal-
ysis, the commission should not ac-
cept their use.
For future oil price forecasting
the CGC Group would propose a
total premium of $2.50 per BBL,
which was inclusive of the recent
changes in local delivery charges.
This was a $3 per BBL difference
and a seven-and-one-half-million-
dollar a year difference.
After motions were passed for
assessments of Island Wind Power,
Inc, WAPA's CEO Hugo Hodge
said that he would like the public
to understand that WAPA is not the
reason for the windmills not spin-
ning at the Tutu Park location. They
have been connected since March
On telecommunications matters,
VITELCO CEO and President Seth
Davis and CFO Steven Lilly intro-
duced the new management team
and discussed many of their goals
and plans for improvement under
the transfer of control plan.
Among documents presented
was the company's Stock Market
index, Standard and Poor's (S&P)
"We are a strong company," said
Under the transfer of control
plans some key features include: no
material changes to operating com-
pany management for one year;
sponsoring of the now fully-funded
pension plan with a $10.7 million
contribution; and no significant
change to the number of employees
for the first year (subject to certain
PSC Vice-Chair Donald Cole
questioned VITELCO's CEO Davis
about the apparent absence of hir-
ing "local" upper management and
also questioned him about reliable
uninterrupted cable service during
inclement weather conditions.
"The Innovative overall goal
is to improve the infrastructure of
the Innovative business in order to
bring the V.I. customers and busi-
nesses an upgraded network and
enhanced, reliable service," said
Davis. "We are a new Innovative."
For more details about the recent
PSC meeting call 776-1391.
St. John Tradewinds, November 8-14, 2010 13
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CBCC Launches Planning Sessions Starting November 16
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay Community Coun-
cil is launching a Planning Series
of monthly discussion meetings,
highlighting basics in land use
planning for Coral Bay's future,
from now through June 2011.
The focus will be on infrastruc-
ture, community vision, develop-
ment capacity, storm water plan-
ning, environmental and cultural
resource protection, economic de-
velopment and discussion of op-
Residents, government offi-
cials, and CBCC's professional
resources, as well as volunteer
resources are all invited to partici-
pate in these meetings. Topics will
be flexible, as suggested by the
participants the goal being to
improve public understanding and
discussion of land use planning
options for Coral Bay's future.
The series will use resources
funded by the CBCC EPA CARE
grant, including the expertise of
Chris Laude, PE., CBCC Storm
The first meeting will be Tues-
day, November 16, at the Guy
Benjamin School Room 6, from
6 to 7:30 p.m. The first topic will
be an overview of planning issues
and setting priority topics for fu-
For more information, call the
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776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.
Tuesday, November 9
St. John Historical Society will host its monthly meeting on Tues-
day, November 9, at Bethany Moravian Church Hall at 7 p.m.
Monday, November 15
The third annual Wine to the Third Power A Celebration
of Fine Wines will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Marriott Frenchman's
Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort Ballroom on St. Thomas. To
purchase a ticket to the event or a raffle ticket, visit www.antilles.
vi or call 776-1600 x 243.
CBCC is hosting its annual meeting from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at
Miss Lucy's for a "finger foods" potluck.
Tuesday, November 16
CBCC's first Planning Series will be Tuesday, November 16, at
the Guy Benjamin School Room 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The first
topic will be an overview of planning issues and setting priority
topics for future sessions. For more details, call 776-2099.
Thursday, November 18
The People's Agenda 2010 is hosting a St. John town meeting
on Thursday, November 18, at the Julius E. Sprauve School caf-
eteria from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information contact C. Browne
of Women for Positive Change at 774-6683.
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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solve the following crimes. If anyone know some-
thing, they should say something. Even the smallest
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needs to solve these cases.
Crime Committed on St. John
At Gifft Hill School on the weekend of October
16, burglars made off with a safe containing $4,000.
Help law enforcement find these perpetrators by tell-
ing what you know. The minimum cash reward for the
arrest of a burglar is $700 plus 10 percent of the value
of any property recovered.
Community members can submit tips on these or
any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org
or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are com-
pletely anonymous, and the stateside operators are
bilingual. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of
stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster
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Baha'i Community of St. John
For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. Friday;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291
Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard
Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sunday
Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship,
Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m
Seventh Day Adventist
St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday 9 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
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9,029 votes to Mapp and Sekou's 6,268, ac-
cording to the Election System of the Virgin
On St. John, voters at the Guy Benjamin
School polling station favored the incumbent
governor by a margin of 141 to 80, while at
the Julius E. Sprauve School polling station,
it was a close race with deJonghjust nosing
Mapp out by only 410 votes to 402.
The gubernatorial race in the St. Croix
District was also tight, with deJongh edging
Mapp out by a margin of 8,506 to 7,312, ac-
cording to the Election System of the Virgin
Senator at Large Craig Barshinger was
reelected in a landslide in both districts.
Territory-wide, Barshinger garnered 14,955
votes compared to 5,939 votes for candidate
Lorelei Monsanto and 4,614 votes for can-
didate Alecia Wells.
In the St. John/St. Thomas District,
Barshinger took 6,047 votes compared to
3,535 for Wells and 3,217 for Monsanto.
Barshinger was also the clear winner at the
GBS polling station where voters awarded
him 127 votes compared to 57 for Monsanto
and 30 for Wells.
While it was a closer race at JESS polling
station, Barshinger still edged out Monsanto
and Wells, garnering 311 compared to 256
and 203, respectively.
North Shore Projects:
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couple more years of trying to develop a
relationship and trust with the taxi drivers,"
Park officials also hope to soon move for-
ward with the construction of a parking area,
picnic tables and restrooms at Maho Beach,
a project that's been in the works for years.
The existing pavilion will be restored and
added to, and an independent structure will
be built to house restrooms. Satellite park-
ing for approximately 25 cars is already in
the works at the beach's east end, and there
will be parking for an additional 25 cars at
Maho's west end.
Picnic tables and grills will be installed,
and the finished product will be similar to
facilities found at Hawksnest, according
to Hardgrove. The project is expected to
cost under $500,000. More than half of the
money needed for the project $285,000
On St. Croix, Barshinger won in a land-
slide, taking 8,908 votes compared to 2,722
for Monsanto and 1,079 for Wells.
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen
was reelected in another landslide to claim
her eighth term in the federal office. Chris-
tensen beat out three also-rans by more than
Christensen garnered 18,584 votes ter-
ritory-wide compared to 4,880 votes for
Jeffrey Moorhead, 2,223 votes for Vincent
Danet and 397 votes for Guillame Mimoun.
St. John voters at both polling stations came
out in force for Christensen as well.
At the GBS station, Christensen took 170
votes compared to 19 for Moorhead, 12 for
Danet and two for Mimoun. At JESS, Chris-
tensen garnered 540 votes compared to 100
votes for Moorhead, 44 votes for Danet and
10 for Mimoun.
All incumbent St. Thomas senators who
ran Carlton Dowe, Louis Hill, Shawn-
Michael Malone, Patrick Simeon Sprauve,
Celestino White and Alvin Williams -
were reelected. Senator Adlah Donastorg,
who lost in the gubernatorial primary, was
replaced by Janette Millin Young.
On St. Croix, Senators Michael Thurland
and Wayne James were unseated by Ali-
cia Hansen and Ronald Russel. Incumbent
Senators Neville James, Terrence Nelson,
Usie Richards, Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly
and Sammuel Sanes were reelected on the
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Final plans for the site should be complet-
ed within the next two months, and a con-
tractor will be sought out via a design build
process. Hardgrove hopes the contract will
be awarded in early 2011, and once work
begins, the entire renovation process should
take seven to eight months to complete.
Additional work will now need to be
done at Maho thanks to the rains brought
by Tropical Storm Otto, which undercut the
North Shore Road at Maho Beach, causing
the road to cave in.
"We need to build a retaining wall and
curb through the entire seawall side of that
road so the gut spills over the road and
doesn't undercut it again," said Hardgrove.
Once the renovations are complete, the
VINP superintendent anticipates that park-
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Wounded Veterans Enjoy Health and Healing in St. John Waters
Continued from Front Page
Department of Veteran's Affairs chapter sites across
The group's goal is simply to help heal wounded
veterans and active duty service members through
healthy adventures. Since most of the wounded war-
riors are adrenaline driven, kayak trips are an ideal
sport offering both adventure and independence.
TRR hosts six national trips each year as well
as the annual Virgin Islands trip. In addition to the
sports activities, the group trips are also important
for healing relationships wives and family mem-
bers are welcome on TRR trips and camaraderie,
"It's hard being around a lot of people who don't
know what you're going through," said Maroulis,
who sustained traumatic brain injuries in Iraq and
suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. "It's
important for us to come out and be around other
people who get what we're going through too. Plus
it's a great chance to throw out different ideas and
discuss different treatments."
Mark Moody an Infantry officer with the Na-
tional Guard who sustained traumatic brain injuries,
spinal cord and lung damage when he was hit by an
IED in Iraq and his wife Rosalia, enjoyed the
opportunity last week to get to know other wound-
ed service members and spend some much needed
"This is a really great group of people, from the
leadership to the veterans," said Moody. "Everyone
here has become like a family. As much as the ad-
venture, the best part of this trip has been the cama-
"It's also been good for repairing our relation-
ship," he said. "It's really hard at home when you're
dealing with these injuries, so being able to get away
together has been huge."
Also, the chance to get out on the water in a kay-
ak or with a snorkel for some veterans for the
first time is also just fun.
"I feel like a kid with Christmas coming," said
Mike Proscia, a 45-year-old sergeant who served 13
years with the Marine Corps before joining the Ari-
zona National Guard.
Proscia was in the lead vehicle in a convoy when
it was hit by numerous IEDs in Iraq, topping out
at three hits in the span of 36 hours. In addition to
traumatic brain injuries, Proscia also sustained spi-
nal cord damage and his left lung was paralyzed.
"It's a little tough snorkeling with one lung since
I can't take my tank out on the water," he said. "But
the kayaking is great and I love to push myself. I
plan to start a TRR chapter in Arizona when I get
Craig Chavez shouldn't even be able to walk,
much less toss a football around on the beach like
he was doing last week before heading out on a
kayak with his wife Ariana.
C 1\ i / l \ l serving in the Army when he stepped
on a remote detonated bomb in Iraq which threw
him 15 feet in the air and 15 feet back and ripped a
hole in the earth as big as a semi-truck tire.
"They said all I had left on me was one boot, my
briefs and a strand of T-shirt the rest was blown
right off," said Chavez, whose jaw was detached,
face shattered and left eye blown off, among other
injuries, from the blast.
The 30-year-old Army veteran wears his purple
heart in his left eye socket, and is thankful that a
quick thinking doctor reattached the retina in his
right eye. After spending seven months in darkness,
he started seeing light and now enjoys peripheral
He also suffered traumatic brain injury and ex-
tensive shrapnel injuries across his body. None of
that, however, kept him from taking up Judo, and
getting so good that he represented the U.S. in the
recent Pan American games. The chance to spend
a week with his wife, also an Army veteran, in the
Caribbean was a dream come true.
"I love the kayaking here it's so peaceful and
calming," said Chavez. "Being together with just
my wife is great. Since we have two little girls at
home, we don't get much time alone."
This last trip to St. John was TRR's third in four
years, and the first time the entire trip was organized
by veteran team leaders. Veterans Leif Lange, Pete
Rooney and Sean Lewis organized this St. John
trip and will spearhead future trips to the island as
The trio was able to secure a sailing trip on Ca-
lypso, meals from Woody's Seafood Saloon, Skinny
Legs and High Tide, kayak equipment from Cinna-
mon Bay Watersports and Crabby's, as well trans-
portation from Sadie Sea and VITRAN.
TRR works locally with the St. John American
Legion Post #131 as well as the Virgin Islands Of-
fice of Veteran's Affairs. The biggest difficulty the
group faces is financial support. Their last trip cost
$35,000 and put the group $10,000 in debt.
After making their first trip in 2006, the group
was forced to cancel their 2007 trip because they
couldn't raise enough funds, explained Gary Clarke,
TRR's V.I. program coordinator.
"The second year, we just couldn't raise the mon-
ey," said Clarke. "Joe had to call all of these guys
and tell them we weren't going. We said then that
we we'd never do that again."
Donations of air miles and money will help
Clarke keep his word. Lange is planning a major
fundraiser in the Florida Keys next Memorial Day
and TRR accepts donations year-round for their
To help ensure wounded veterans continue to
be able to heal on St. John, donate to TRR's Virgin
Islands program at www.teamriverrunner.org, and
click on the Virgin Islands sponsorship page.
Back at camp in Cinnamon Bay Camp-
ground, the TRR group grew close and
became like a family, according to TRR
members on the V.I. kayak adventure.
St. John Tradewinds News Photos by William Stelzer
Juan Arredondo, above, wore a special attachment
on his prosthetic hand which he lost after being hit by
an IED in Iraq to better control a kayak paddle.
above, displays his
purple heart, received
after lost his legs in Iraq.
Chavez, above, wears his
purple heart in his left eye
socket since he lost that
eye and sustained severe
injuries after stepping on a
remote detonated bomb.
veterans get ready for a
kayak adventure out of