November 15-21, 2010
The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Asolare Takes Best Entree
at Rotary Club Fundraiser
Flavors St. John 2010
Asolare's beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes and
asparagus alongside a seared scallop with pumpkin
puree and house-cured bacon, at left, took top entr6e
of the night. A huge crowd, above, packed the Westin
Resort for the fundraising event.
With More Rain
24-hr Gas Station
Tektite I and II
for Record Book
November 26 and 27
2 St. John Tradewinds, November 15-21, 2010
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.
STJ Vendor's Plaza Meeting Nov. 16
A recently introduced bill appropriating $300,000 to the De-
partment of Public Works for construction of a Vendor's Plaza on
St. John will be discussed on Tuesday afternoon, November 16, in
the St. John Legislature building by the Committee on Appropria-
tions and Budget.
The bill, 28-0252, sponsored by Senator Craig Barshinger, calls
for the design and build of a traditional vendor's plaza on St. John
for the sale of items made, grown or harvested in the Virgin Is-
lands. The bill also allows for the establishment of an advisory
council that will help to establish location, hours of operation,
policies, and other guidelines regarding the vendor's plaza.
All St. John residents are invited to attend this November 16
meeting, particularly artists, craftsmen, farmers, beekeepers, bas-
ket makers, and any other individuals with an interest in selling
their wares and/or commenting on this bill.
For a copy of the bill or for more information call 693-8061 or
stop by the St. John Legislature building.
Audubon Society Meeting Is Nov. 16
The V.I. Audubon Society will meet on Tuesday, November 16,
at the Gifft Hill School at 7 p.m. to hear Rafe Boulon and Karl
Pytlik discuss the recent lionfish invasion.
This promises to be a very interesting and timely topic about a
new species which have moved into the Virgin Islands, uninvited.
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.
KATS St. John Postpones Fall Session
St. John Kids And The Sea, Inc. officials regret to inform the
community that the group has decided to postpone the start of its
rowing and seamanship class due to the recent bad weather dam-
age and disruptions. KATS officials are uncertain when the new
session will start.
Hour-Long Workouts Start for Runners
Starting Saturday, November 20, St. John runners will meet for
one-hour workouts at the VI. National Park Visitor's Center. Run-
ners will meet on Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
There is no fee. All running and walking levels are encouraged to
participate. For more details call Gerry Londergan at 776-6579.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
An nearly stationary front dumped almost nine inches of rain last week, causing flooding
across the island including in front of Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay, above.
Cold Front Soaks Territory with More Rain
- And Mudslides and Erosion Continue
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
And the rains just kept on com-
While St. John was spared the
worst of the rainfall that inundated
the territory once again last week,
the deluge still impacted roadways,
guts, homes and schools.
The rainfall impacted St. Croix
most with roads severely flooded,
schools canceled and government
offices closed on the big island. St.
John schools were shuttered early
on Wednesday, November 10, but
resumed normal hours on Thurs-
day and Friday.
Still Love City saw almost nine
more inches of rain last week dur-
ing a year that has already set rain-
fall records. George Cline, an avid
weather watcher and longtime pi-
lot who broadcasts weather reports
on Caribbean Net twice a day six
days a week, recorded 8.9 inches
of rain at his East End home over
the past two weeks.
Skies darkened on Monday
morning, November 8, and except
for intermittent streaks of sunlight,
rain fell until Thursday night, No-
vember 11. The deluge came be-
fore Love City's already drenched
hillsides had a chance to dry out in
the wake of Tropical Storm Otto's
rain event in early October.
The ongoing mudslide on Cen-
terline Road from Carey Mercu-
rio's Upper Carolina home con-
tinued to fall in the roadway, at
times obliterating one lane of traf-
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Runoff, below, near the Coral Bay dinghy dock, and
mudslides, above on Centerline Road near Reef Bay,
continued last week after an area of unsettled weather sat
over the island for several days.
St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott
Heavy rains which dumped almost nine inches of rain on St. John last week caused
floods across the island including above, near Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay.
DPNR Warns Residents To Stay Away from Erosion-Impacted Water
Cold Front Soaks Territory
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fic. Other rock and mudslides also
threatened Centerline Road from
Coral Bay to Cruz Bay.
Westin Resort and Villas of-
ficials continued battling the ef-
fects of rainfall and runoff on the
resort's property including water
damage to the tennis courts. The
property's signature pool, which
was expected to open last week
was filled with mud and had to
drained once again.
The bridge crossing Guinea Gut
in front of Greenleaf Commons
was dealt another blow with as-
phalt giving way to gaping holes.
The steady stream of runoff in
front of the entrance to The Mar-
ketplace continued to flow and
back up the waste water treatment
plant at Enighed Pond. The Pine
Peace basketball court remained
under mud and water and South
Shore Road continued to erode.
Department of Planning and
Natural Resources officials warned
residents to refrain from using ter-
ritorial waters impacted by the
stormwater runoff and erosion.
V.I. Waste Management Authority
officials had their hands full trying
to keep up with sewage pumping
stations across the territory.
Sports events, Veterans Day
parades and government meetings
across the islands were rescheduled
or canceled due to the rainfall.
After so much disruption,
residents across the territory wel-
comed the sight of the sun shining
on Friday morning, November 12.
With the nearly stagnant cold front
finally moved off to the island's
south east, residents can expect at
least a few more days of sunshine
with only scattered clouds and iso-
lated showers, according to Cline.
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning
and Natural Resources' Division
of Environmental Protection ad-
vised the public last week to refrain
from using the waters of the Virgin
Islands due to the severe erosion
and flushing action associated with
the recent rains and flooding.
Water quality is impaired from
heavy sediment loads comprising a
multiplicity of pollutants including
"There was a cold front that
settled right out more or less to the
northwest of us," said Cline. "And
in front of most cold fronts there
is trough of low pressure, which
is basically unsettled weather. As
a result of that we ended up with
a lot of unsettled weather, showers
"That stationary front is now
moving off to the southeast and
the trough is to the east of it, so
that takes it away from us," Cline
said. "So now we'll have some
fair weather coming in for the next
few days with scattered clouds and
isolated showers. Comparatively
speaking, we're going to have
some nice weather."
Last week's weather event was
the first cold front of the year for
the Virgin Islands, Cline added.
With that cold front now mov-
ing away from the islands, cool
sewage leaks, spills or bypasses in
the municipal sewage system or
conventional home septic systems.
As a result of elevated bacteria
levels and floating debris, coastal
waters are compromised and pose
a direct health and safety risk.
DPNR is advising the public to
refrain from using coastal waters
until further notice, including ac-
tivities such as fishing and bathing.
Three to five rain free days should
northern air is in the forecast.
"There is a low to the north-
east of us now," said the St. John
weather buff. "This front is mov-
ing out to the northeast of the Lee-
ward Islands and that is leaving
cool dry air coming in from the
Winds for the next few days will
hover in the 10 to 12 knot range as
a big, deep low southeast of New
England keeps the breezes light,
Looking ahead, another cold
front is located near Cuba, but that
one should be nothing to worry
about, according to Cline.
"There is a cold front now over
Cuba, but don't be concerned," he
said. "It is a weak one and there is
no weather in it. That front should
meet up with this stationary one
that more or less passed over us
and they should dissipate."
see a marked improvement in tur-
bidity and bacteria levels.
Persons should be aware that
storm water runoff can contain a
variety of contaminants or pollut-
ants harmful to human health and
therefore all people should avoid
areas of storm water runoff (i.e.
guts, puddles and drainage ba-
For additional information call
DPNR-DEP at 774-3320.
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4 St. John Tradewinds, November 15-21, 2010
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
Residents at a Friday evening parking lot meeting listen to Nedal Salem, at right, who
plans to construct a 24-hour gas station next to Greenleaf Commons on South Shore
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St. John Tradewinds
Residents who gathered in the
Greenleaf Commons parking lot
on Friday evening, November 12,
to hear about a new planned devel-
opment on the adjacent lot were
mostly against the project.
Following a meeting at the Wes-
tin Resort and Villas last month,
about 35 residents gathered in the
parking lot on South Shore Road
to hear Nedal Salem talk about his
plans to construct a 24-hour gas
station and convenience store.
Salem, principal of #481-1 Es-
tate Chocolate Hole Realty Inc.,
stood just below his roughly .473-
acre site located directly next to
the Greenleaf Commons parking
lot heading up the hill towards Ja-
The area is zoned B-3, busi-
ness scattered, which allows for
the construction of a gas station
among myriad other commercial
The developer explained the
need on St. John for a second gas
station with expanded hours.
"There is a need for another gas
station on St. John," said Salem.
"If the present one has mechanical
or technical failures, you will have
no gas on the island. It would also
be good for competition."
"Right now they have a monop-
oly," Salem said.
Many residents, however, didn't
agree about the project's location.
The only gas station on the island,
E & C Service Station, is about a
half-mile away towards Cruz Bay.
"Logically it doesn't make a
lot of sense to put the gas station
here," said Philip Pickering. "I
think we do need another gas sta-
tion on the island, but not here."
Pickering's sentiment was
echoed by many at the parking lot
meeting, which also included De-
partment of Planning and Natural
Resources' Kent Bernier Jr., of
the Environmental Protection Di-
vision's water pollution control
program, St. John Planner Stuart
Smith and DPNR Attorney Dawn
The project calls for the con-
struction of contained above
ground tanks for gasoline storage,
a four-car bay for gas pumping
and a three-story building with a
convenience store on the first lev-
el, two apartments on the second
story and four apartments on the
The developers also plan to
have a system designed for vapor
recovery, so fumes would not be
emitted into the air, Salem added.
Residents expressed concern
over tanker trucks traversing the
steep Jacob's Ladder to deliver gas
to the station, the steepness of the
site itself and the added conges-
tion the development would bring
to the area.
Once resident firmly in favor
of the project was Winnetta Boyd-
Stapelton, who lives next door to
the planned development.
"I live right here, this is my
home," she said. "We need this gas
station. We need progress."
DPNR officials took note of
residents' concerns and pledged
to keep close eye on the project
through its permitting process. The
project is located in the island's
Tier 2 development site, which
means it will not come under the
scrutiny of the St. John Coastal
Zone Management Commission.
While acknowledging that the
area is properly zoned for a gas sta-
tion, the proposed projects brings
up the need for a master plan for
the island, according to St. John
"I think that this situation brings
up the need in the future to con-
sider a master plan and think about
uses in proximity to residences,"
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Celebrating Tektite I and II Looking Back and Forward
By Chuck Pishko
St. John Tradewinds
On Saturday, November 6, V.I.
Environmental Resource Station
and Clean Islands International
joined with the St. John Historical
Society in celebrating the 40th an-
niversary of the conclusion of Tek-
tite I and II.
Important programs were con-
ducted on St. John during Tektite
as part of the United States explo-
ration of Sea and Space. An Octo-
ber 18, St. John Tradewinds article
on Tektite detailed the link be-
tween the program's advances and
the recent Chilean miners rescue.
Randy Brown, the Executive
Director of Clean Islands Inter-
national, which operates VIERS,
highlighted the article's look at the
extension of the benefits of Tek-
tite. Brown led off the program by
introducing Allan Hunt, the Presi-
dent of the Board of Directors of
Clean Islands and Bruce Schoon-
over of the SJHS, who reviewed
and updated his Tektite research.
President Hunt, who lives in
Bermuda, welcomed the program
participants and audience. Schoon-
over updated his material on Tek-
tite and supplemented it with new
Allan Hunt, above left, President of the Board of Directors of of Clean Islands
International addressed the crowd. The event drew Dr. Hal Ross and Doug Briggs, above
right, who both worked on Tektite II.
information. Schoonover's insights
on the Soviet Union's moves of the
1960s were especially germane in
light of the Chinese government's
current leadership in the field of
In the September 12 New York
Times it was reported Chinese
scientists had descended more
than two miles into the South
China Sea to explore and mine the
ocean floor, rich in oil and miner-
als worth trillions of dollars. Soon
Chinese submersibles will be able
to descend 4.35 miles, according
to the New York Times.
Much of the technical support
and equipment, such as lights,
cameras and mechanical arms
came from the United States, ac-
cording to the Times. Also, the
crews trained at the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution on Cape
Cod, Massachusetts, aboard the
Alvin, the world's oldest and most
famous deep-diving craft.
Tektite participants reminded
those at the anniversary of the
importance of looking forward to
challenges as well as backward to
In the early days of undersea
exploration, the Soviet Union ap-
pear to have little regard for the
casualties encountered in their ex-
plorations while safety was one of
the major concerns for the United
States, according to Dr. Hal Ross,
who worked on Tektite II and at-
tended the reunion with fellow
Tektite member Doug Briggs.
Briggs supervised students from
Highline Community College,
Washington, who served as rescue
divers for Tektite II.
Much attention has been paid to
the first all-women team of aqua-
nauts in the Tektite program led
by Dr. Sylvia Earle. The extra at-
tention highlighted the talents of
female scientists, but there were
many other women involved.
Dr. Alina Szmant, currently a
Professor of Marine Biology at
the University of North Carolina,
was one of more than 60 scientist-
aquanauts who took part in Tektite
II. Dr. Szmant studied behavior
of reef fishes to determine stimuli
needed to trigger escape.
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St. John Tradewinds
While Coral Bay's annual com-
munity feast Thankspigging has
worn many monikers, this year is
the first time the event is angling
to get in the pages of the esteemed
Guinness Book of World Records.
The brainchild of St. John ar-
chitect Ken Yolman, the annual
Thanksgiving party started in 2001
as way for the once down-on-his-
luck Coral Bay resident to give
On November 25, he's hoping
to attract 500 people to take part
in the world's largest potluck din-
"When I first moved here, there
used to be Thanksgiving parties
down at Lameshur Bay," said
Yolman. "Back then, I was pretty
broke and I always went, but I
couldn't even bring anything. Then
they stopped having them prob-
ably because there were so many
freeloaders like me."
A few years later, Yolman, who
owns Coral Bay Design Build
with his brother Rick, was in a
better position and hosted his first
Thanksgiving dinner at his Coral
Bay home, which he opened to
anyone who didn't have a place to
"A lot of people are away from
their families here," said Yolman.
"So I made my house open to any-
one who needed a place to go for
The first Thanksgiving gather-
ing drew a crowd, which contin-
ued to grow over several years un-
til Yolman needed a bigger venue.
"I first approached Dougie
[Sica, owner of Skinny Legs, who
passed away in 2006] and asked if
we could have the party there since
Skinny Legs closes on Thanksgiv-
ing," said Yolman. "He told me,
'No way! That is one of my only
two days off all year and I don't
even answer the door that day.'"
So the next year, Yolman asked
Sica's business partner Moe
Chabuz, who happily offered
Skinny Legs' venue for the gather-
ing and the soiree had a home.
While there are usually turkeys
on the menu, a slow-roasted pig
has become the centerpiece, and
thus, Thankspigging was born.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Ken Yolman
The annual community feast Thankspigging could make
the pages of The Guinness Book of World Records.
Since those first early years,
Thankspigging has steadily grown
in both menu offerings and diners,
who line up a few hundred deep
for the buffet. Dinner has included
everything from roasted pigs and
deep fried turkeys to grilled alliga-
tor tail and fresh sushi.
The day also includes live music
by just about anyone who brings
their instrument along, which
many people do.
Putting a distinct Coral Bay
twist on the event, Yolman com-
missions an annual Thankspigging
T-shirt from Tall Ship Trading,
which he distributes to the core
group of helpers who have pitched
in year after year. That group in-
cludes MeganElliott, Sandie Stein,
Sally Bolhous and Barbara Horan
among many others, who take care
of everything from decorations to
Last year, Yolman estimated
that more than 300 mouths were
fed with the extensive Thankspig-
ging spread. That number stuck in
the architect's head, and eventual-
ly the idea for the Guinness Book
of World Records arose.
After contacting Guinness Book
of World Records officials, Yol-
man discovered that there was no
category for Thanksgiving dinner
specifically. There was, however,
a record for largest potluck and
Thankspigging surely fits that de-
The folks at Sideluck Potshow
of New York currently hold the
record for the largest potluck ever
which they set on May 15, 2010,
by feeding 479 people.
Yolman is hoping to attract
at least 500 people to this year's
Thankspigging and take that re-
cord from Fed Ex.
From Hops and Hogs to A
Brotherly Feed, the event is also
christened with an annual title and
this year Yolman promised to be
the last in which he will act the
Yolman's final Thankspigging,
"The Last Feed" will be on Thurs-
day, November 25, and will hope-
fully be an historic one as well.
Everyone is invited to bring
whatever dish they make best,
whatever they like to drink, and
come out and enjoy an impres-
sive spread of food. Diners will be
asked to sign in with official wit-
nesses for inclusion in the Guin-
ness Book of World Records, start-
ing at 2 p.m.
While this might be Yolman's
last year hosting the annual com-
munity event, he hoped someone
else will pick up the torch next
year. So for the first time, he is
selling T-shirts, the proceeds from
which Yolman will donate to help
get next year's Thankspigging' off
Stop by Skinny Legs for Thank-
spigging on November 25 around
2 p.m. and be a part of history. For
more information check out www.
thankspigging.org, which should
be up and running this week.
6 St. John Tradewinds, November 15-21, 2010
St. John Invited To Make Thankspiggin'
2010 Largest Island Potluck Dinner Ever
St. John Tradewinds, November 15-21, 2010 7
AARP members, including state president for the Virgin Islands Denyce Singleton,
above at far left, served lunch up to wounded veterans and family members visiting St.
John, above center-left and at right.
AARP and American Legion Serve Lunch to Team River Runner
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
American Legion Post #131 Auxiliary
hosted a luncheon on Saturday, November
6, for wounded veterans who visited St.
John the first week of November.
Twenty-five wounded service members
and their family stayed at Cinnamon Bay
Campground for a week of healing and kay-
ak adventures with Team River Runner. The
day before they left island, Post #131 Auxil-
iary hosted a luncheon for the wounded war-
riors at the Coral Bay Agriculture Station.
St. John AARP Chapter 4777 members
brought some dishes and served the lunch
as part of the group's day of service. AARP
state president for the Virgin Island Denyce
Singleton came over from St. Croix for the
event and St. Thomas AARP representative
Virgina Darganjoined in the fun as well.
Coral Bay community members also
brought along some food to share and Post
#131Auxillary member Shirley Sewer even
whipped up some local soursop juice.
About 75 people enjoyed lunch under the
shade of fruit trees on the Agriculture De-
partment's Coral Bay property, which is also
the Post #131's official headquarters.
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Thanksgiving Regatta Is November 26 and 27
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The 29th Annual Coral Bay
Yacht Club Thanksgiving Regatta
will be November 26 and 27.
Single-handers and gaff-riggers
will hit the seas on Friday, Novem-
ber 26, after registration at Skinny
Legs at 8:30 a.m. and a 9 a.m.
Skipper's Meeting, during which
the course will be announced.
On Friday night, November 26,
the party is at Skinny Legs with live
music and a mandatory meeting
for all sailors planning on heading
out on Saturday. Any skippers who
can't make the Friday night meet-
ing are asked to call Dick Burks at
643-5361 for start times.
All classes, including PHRF,
traditional and pursuit racers will
head out on Saturday, November
26, after an 8:30 a.m. Skipper's
Meeting at Skinny Legs. Live mu-
sic and awards will start at 5:30
p.m. at Skinny Legs that night.
Don't miss the chance to win a
brand new dinghy and motor. Buy
a raffle ticket at both Connections
locations, St. John Hardware and
Paradise Hardware. All proceeds
go to support St. John Kids And
The Sea's youth sailing program.
A Friendly and Helpful Visit From a Government Official
By Chuck Pishko
St. John Tradewinds
Often when we hear the phrase
"I'm from the government and I'm
here to help you," we're told to be
Such is not the case with Daph-
ne Macfarlan, Project Coordinator
from the National Oceanic and
Restoration Center in Florida, who
was recently on a field visit to St.
Croix and St. John to assess the
restoration projects funded by the
American Recovery and Reinvest-
A team that included Dr. Carlos
Ramos-Scharron from the Univer-
sity of Texas, who leads the terres-
trial monitoring part of that project,
and staff and board members from
the V.I. Research Conservation
mongoose junction, po box 1772
st. John, us virgin Islands 00831
tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411
Daphne Macfarlan, at left,
with Terry Pishko.
and Development Council which
is managing the projects on both
St. Croix and St. John, reviewed
the project at the East End Bay site
on St. Croix.
Team members reviewed the
work accomplished to date and
developed a work plan for reme-
dial action needed to complete the
project and protect the bay from
InFishBay on St. John, Macfar-
lan was not deterred by heavy rains
plaguing Love City on Wednesday,
November 10, but rather relished
the idea of being able to see the
sites under rainy conditions.
The heavy rains experienced in
the territory during the past few
months have illustrated that many
of the actions taken are working as
anticipated and will reduce sedi-
ment to the bays. The rainfall also
showed that some of the projects
need to be adjusted and tweaked to
Macfarlan was unable to visit
the Coral Bay sites which are part
of the NOAA ARRA grant during
this visit. For more information on
the specific projects, check out the
The Department of Human Services will host
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St. John Tradewinds, November 15-21, 2010 9
Saltwater Gypsy Consignment Shop
Can Cut Down Trips to St. Thomas
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Looking for a not-brand-new
television set? Still need a table
for the deck?
Filling those needs won't re-
quire a trip to St. Thomas any lon-
ger. Owner Laurie Toth hopes to
meet everyone's needs and more
with her Salt Water Gypsy Con-
signment Shop on the second floor
of The Lumberyard Complex.
After much hard work, Toth
opened for business last week and
the store was already stocked with
furniture, appliances and more.
Originally from Annapolis,
Maryland, Toth had been a fre-
quent visitor to Love City before
making the big move this year.
"I've been coming down for
about 18 years," she said. "I used
to spend about six to eight weeks
here every winter and then I decid-
ed to stay a little longer and then I
decided to make the move."
The multi-talented Toth, who
counts piano tuning and repair
among her varied skills, is also an
esthetician. She owned her own
business back in Maryland and it
was a three month stint on St. John
last winter which served as the in-
spiration for her new venture.
"I came down last winter for
three months and worked for Ju-
lie at Drift Away Spa," said Toth.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
Saltwater Gypsy owner Laurie Toth, above, welcomes
shoppers to her new store in the Lumberyard.
"I rented an apartment and there
were so many little things that I
needed. I didn't want to go all the
way over to St. Thomas for an iron
or a coffee pot."
Back in Maryland, Toth decid-
ed that three months in paradise
wasn't enough. She sold her busi-
ness and made St. John her home
in March. While figuring out how
to make a living on island, Toth
kept thinking of all those items she
needed for her apartment, and de-
cided there must be other people in
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"So many people come and go
here, there is a market of these
items that are in good shape, but
you just don't need anymore," said
Toth. "And this is a great way to
recycle. We're salvaging every-
thing, so it's really green."
Her roughly 600-square-foot
space was filling up quickly last
week with furniture, pots and pans,
artwork, glassware and more.
"We're starting to get stuff,"
said Toth. "I got a bunch of stuff
from St. John Kids, like brand
new toys and stuffed animals and
dolls, which will be great for the
holidays. I also have Elaine Estem
prints and a lot more."
Salt Water Gypsy is also the
perfect venue for people leaving
island and looking to unload fur-
niture, electronics, fans and more.
The consignment model is the per-
fect way to make some extra cash
while lightening one's load.
"With the consignment model,
you bring your item into me and
you still own it until I sell it," said
Toth. "When I sell the item you
get paid and I make a little too. It's
perfect for people who are leav-
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10 St. John Tradewinds, November 15-21, 2010
Second Annual Online Auction Kicks Off Nov. 19 for Friends of VINP
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
What could be a better way to
spend the holidays than relaxing
at the expansive pool at the W in
Vieques, while knowing the trip
helped Friends of VI. National
Park offer educational opportuni-
ties to Virgin Islands children?
If that sounds ideal, then don't
miss Friends of V.I. National
Park's second annual online auc-
tion, set to kick off at 10 a.m. on
Friday, November 19, and wrap up
on Sunday, December 5.
The group switched its annual
auction from a live format to an
online event for the first time last
year as a way to expand their audi-
ence, explained Friends' develop-
ment director Heather Ruhsam.
News Photo Courtesy of Friends
Friends supporters can
bid on a weekend getaway
to the W Vieques, above.
Traditionally, Friends hosted
a live auction at its annual gala,
which usually included around
200 guests. By switching to an
online forum, the group was able
to reach an audience of thousands,
Sun Power Loans for
Solar Water Heaters
according to Ruhsam.
"Last year we took the auction
online and it was a great decision,"
said Ruhsam. "It took our audience
from around 200 people who we
had at the gala to about 2,000 indi-
vidual members and non-members
across the country."
The group's first effort netted
around $15,000 and this year of-
ficials hope to haul in between
$20,000 and $25,000 to support
Friends of VINP's programs, ac-
cording to Ruhsam.
In order to raise even more funds
through the auction this year, Ruh-
sam pushed up the date of the auc-
tion and added even more exciting
packages for bidders.
"We moved the date of the auc-
tion up a bit this year because we
0 the (,-
wanted to time it over Thanksgiv-
ingfor a few reasons," saidFriends'
development director. "We wanted
people to be able to plan weekend
getaways for the holidays or boat
trips for their stay. We also thought
people could look at the items all
"Also if someone had some-
thing in mind to give for a holi-
day gift, we have time to get it out
before the holiday," said Ruhsam.
"On December 6, we'll process
payments and send things out."
To amp up the proceeds for
Friends, the auction will also offer
more items for bidders this year,
"We've expanded it a bit in
terms of the number of items and
the quality of items," she said
about the auction items and pack-
ages. "We have some new items
and some really exciting pack-
Friends supporters can bid on
everything from commissioned
paintings from local artists Livy
Hitchcock and Elaine Estem, to
accommodations at some of the
most luxurious villas, dinners at
popular restaurants and stunning
jewelry from local gold and silver-
smiths R&I Patton.
Also new this year, Friends of
VINP has teamed up with Friends
of the Smoky, to offer an exciting
week in the breathtaking southeast
U.S. National Park, Ruhsam ex-
"We did an auction swap with
Friends of the Smoky and we
have a four-night package for four
people in the Great Smoky Moun-
tains National Park," said Ruhsam.
"The week includes accommoda-
tions, dinners, guided hikes, trail
maps, everything. In return, they
will be getting a week in St. John
which Friends of the Smoky will
be auctioning off."
The auction also includes those
enticing weekend stays at the W in
Vieques, and other locations not
too far from St. John, ideal for a
quick get-away. And Friends is ac-
cepting donations of auction items
right up through December 5, so
bidders are encouraged to check
the site often for new items.
In total, Ruhsam hopes to offer
40 items during the auction. After
registering, supporters can bid on
their favorite items and even sign
up for alerts so they can be in-
formed when they need to up their
Proceeds from the auction will
go to supporting Friends many in-
valuable programs in VI. National
Park. This year, the non-profit has
committed to more than $600,000
in programs and projects, accord-
ing to Ruhsam.
"The funds go to support natural
and cultural resource preservation,
protection and education," said the
development director. "Some of
our big programs this year are the
archaeology program and we're
working on an accessible trail as-
sessment. The park has requested
that we help them to fund a full ac-
cessible trail guide so people will
know the difficulty of different
Even though Friends' annual
gala won't offer a live auction, the
night will be full of fine food by
St. John Catering, great live mu-
sic by Paradise People and stun-
ning vistas. This year the gala will
be on Saturday night, February 5,
2011, at Cheryl and Dave McDan-
iel's Butterfly Beach in Estate Fish
"Cheryl and Dave McDan-
iel are just wonderful people and
they're hosting the gala at their
beautiful new home in Fish Bay,"
said Ruhsam. "They're from New
Jersey and will be spending part of
the year down here. They're really
excited about hosting the event,
being a part of the community and
inviting people into their home."
The McDaniels are also inter-
ested in invigorating the local but-
terfly population by reintroducing
native plants on their Fish Bay
property sure to make Butterfly
Beach really earn its name, Ruh-
Invitations to the Friends' an-
nual gala should be mailed out in
December and raffle tickets, for
the chance to win more than 30
great prizes, will be available then
Get a sneak peek of the items
in Friends' online gala at www.
friendsofvinp.org or www.bid-
and be sure to register and start
bidding on November 19.
For more information or to do-
nate auction items call Ruhsam at
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St. John Tradewinds, November 15-21, 2010 11
Calling All Cancers Survivors on St. John
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John First Annual Relay for Life requests the honor of
the presence of all cancer survivors on the island on February 19,
2011, at 4 p.m. at the Winston Wells ballfield.
A survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words "You have
cancer." Everyone who has been told that, is invited to participate
in the opening ceremony and survivor first lap for the St. John
Relay for Life. A Survivor and Caretaker dinner will follow after-
ward. Contact Beverly Biziewski at 776-6833 or email bevjb@
vipowernet.net to register.
Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer
so they can celebrate another birthday. This year more than 11 mil-
lion people will be able to do that thanks to the support of millions
of dedicated Relay participants. For more information on how to
participate contact Mary Bartolucci, event chair, at 642-1629
St. John Landsharks Host Turkey Day 5K
DOH Extends Smoke-Free Act Compliance
St. John Tradewinds
Department of Health Com-
missioner Julia Sheen announced
last week that the Virgin Islands
Smoke-Free Act, No. 7171, which
prohibits smoking in public places
was to take effect Wednesday, No-
vember 10, 2010.
The Smoke -Free Act was en-
acted by the Legislature on April
17, 2010 and signed into law by
Governor John deJongh on May
10. DOH is granting all businesses
in the Virgin Islands an additional
three months to come into compli-
ance with the law. Accordingly,
the DOH's Environmental Health
officers will not be issuing cita-
tions until after that time.
DOH will continue its public
education efforts during this pe-
riod and provide businesses with
technical assistance as needed.
The Smoke-Free Act specifi-
cally prohibits smoking in the Vir-
gin Islands in enclosed areas of
public places which includes all
restaurants, bars, casinos and other
places of employment; within 20
feet from any point of service or
waiting line; and within 20 feet
of all outdoor public transporta-
tion stations and platform shelters
opened to the public.
The Department of Licensing
and Consumer Affairs is working
in conjunction with DOH to pro-
vide all businesses renewing or
applying for a new license with
literature describing the effects of
smoking, tobacco use and expo-
sure to secondhand smoke, Sheen
The educational materials will
also include information on the
requirements of the Virgin Islands
Smoke-Free Act such as busi-
nesses being required to post "No
Smoking signs" in their establish-
Inquiries about the Smoke Free
Act should be made to the Tobacco
Prevention and Control Program,
by calling 773-1311 ext. 3198.
Get your running shoes out!
It's time to get this holiday sea-
son 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-perish-
able food items are appreciated.
Meet at the Annaberg parking
lot for the 5K looping course in
the area of Maho/Francis/Lein-
ster 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 at email@example.com
or call Jude at 779-1416.
Asolare Raises Funds for ACC at Wine & Whiskers
St. John Tradewinds
Asolare Restaurant overlook-
ing Cruz Bay hosted an impres-
sive "Whiskers and Wine" din-
ner on November 1 to benefit the
St. John Animal Care Center.
Spearheaded by local resident
and wine enthusiast Jodi Tanino,
the event attracted more than
40 animal lovers who each paid
$100 for the luxury of experi-
encing incredible food and wine
served by the gracious and vol-
unteer Asolare staff.
Asolare General Manager
Jonathan Corey and co-chefs
Thom Ghinazzi and Jonathan
Balak, produced the event,
which included five delicious
courses and wine pairings while
customers enjoyed the sunset
view over Pillsbury Sound. Both
chefs started their positions last
December and received rave re-
views from attendees.
Several attendees also pur-
chased wine after the event which
also went to benefit the ACC. In
total, Asolare raised $4,500 for
the island's only animal shelter.
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Arsons: 0 Arsons: 0
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2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 2nd Degree Burglaries: 18
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Feral Pigs Considered Mos
This past summer the public was made aware of
the arrival of the invasive Asian-Pacific Lionfish. Its
arrival was met with much publicity and action, in-
cluding front-page photographs, group organization
and volunteer involvement.
It is encouraging to see that so many people care
about our reef environment.
But wait, in the top 100 most invasive species,
as registered by The Conservation Science Institute,
there are 10 mammals found in our hemisphere and
St. John is home to seven of them.
The most destructive mammal on the short list is
an animal that has been allowed to thrive on St. John
without much notice or seeming concern: The pig.
Pigs are intelligent animals. Pigs have a high repro-
ductive rate. A sow can have two litters a year ranging
from 4-14 piglets. Pigs are extremely adaptable mak-
ing them difficult to control.
Pigs are an omnivores. They forage for food on the
ground by rooting just beneath the surface. The ef-
fects of their foraging, knocking down and trampling
large amounts of native vegetation, causes significant
damage. Rooting destabilizes the soil surface, uproots
or weakens native vegetation and causes erosion.
Their fecal matter contaminates fresh water runoff.
They may consume the nests and young of many rep-
tiles, ground-nesting birds, mammals and sea turtles.
With their fine sense of smell, wild hogs can find and
consume young poultry, lambs and goats. They will
B eat almost anything, including garbage and dead ani-
ers In addition, wild hogs can also host many diseases
and parasites, including hog cholera, psuedorabies,
brucellosis, tuberculosis, salmonellosis, anthrax,
ticks, fleas, lice and various flukes and worms.
Scientists say feral pigs may be the most harmful
invasive mammal in the world.
Looking at the picture of a sow taken while dump-
ing the garbage, with the developed long pointed nose
and erect ears, she looks more like a wild boar than
domestic pig. If left to breed in the wild, wild boar,
as shown in the third picture is what we'll have here
on St. John.
What is being done here on St. John about the
t Harmful, Invasive Mammal
St. John pig
growing number of feral pigs? One day I was turning
onto 104 from Centerline road and there was a big
sow standing in the middle of the road. I had to slam
on my brakes to avoid an accident. Pigs come over to
where I live and dump the neighbor's trash can to get
to the garbage.
Lately, I've seen them wandering farther and far-
ther up and down Centerline Road. Soon they will be
in Cruz Bay. It is my understanding that there is a law
that provides for citations to be written for incidents
of livestock at large that carry a $100 fine. Why isn't
the law being enforced? Are we waiting for someone
to get killed trying to avoid hitting a 150-lb hog?
The steep slopes of the island have a very thin layer
of soil that is held together by the root systems of the
forest understory vegetation. Pig behavior destroys
those plants that hold the soil on the hill. Without it,
the soil will get washed away, adding more soil ero-
sion to the already existing problem. The cost of al-
lowing these swine to proliferate further may, in the
end, be a price we simply can't afford.
Isn't the fragile ecosystem of St. John important
enough to prevent its destruction from a known in-
vader? Shouldn't it be protected with as much enthu-
siasm as our reef environment? Isn't the health and
safety of our local citizens and visiting tourists just as
important? Isn't it time to get the facts about wild pigs
"out there"? Isn't it time to enforce the law?
And if no one claims ownership of the pigs, I sug-
gest an open season for everyone and sharing the un-
claimed pork with everyone for some free food!
Name Withheld Upon Request
Friday, November 5 dent p/r that someone damaged his ing Smith Community Health Cen-
9:29 a.m. A citizen p/r that her vehicle while it was parked in Coral ter. Police assistance.
boyfriend assaulted her and threw Bay. Damage to a vehicle. 12:00 p.m. A citizen c/r being
her belongings out of the house. Ag- Monday, November 8 involved in an auto accident in the
gravated assault and battery, D.V. 7:21 a.m. A citizen p/r that she area of Centerline Road. Auto ac-
11:03 p.m. An Estate Enighed would like some help to retrieve cident.
resident p/r that someone broke into heavy equipment she loaned to Thursday, November 11
her residence and removed her jew- someone. Police assistance. 1:58 a.m. A citizen r/ a distur-
elry. Burglary in the third. 8:08 a.m. An Estate Grunwald bance between her stepbrother and
Saturday, November 6 resident c/r that his place of em- another male in Estate Adrian. De-
4:15 a.m. An Estate Adrian ployment was broken into. Burglary struction of property.
resident p/r that an unknown male in the third. 11:22 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto
punched him with a closed fist. 11:31 p.m. An Estate Bethany accident in the area of Centerline
Simple assault. resident p/requesting assistance to Road near the Seventh Day Adven-
4:59 a.m. A citizen c/r that she obtain money. Police assistance. tist Church. Auto accident.
woke up and found someone in her Tuesday, November 9 5:37 p.m. Badge #41 present
bed. Unlawful sexual contact. 3:43 p.m. A citizen c/r a school with one Robert Kassner of Estate
4:19 p.m. A St. Thomas resi- bus ran off the road in the area of Nazareth, St. Thomas, under arrest
dent p/r that she lost her VIPD pins Estate Gifft Hill. and charged with driving under the
in an unknown location. Lost VIPD 6:05 p.m. An Estate Enighed influence. Bail was set at $500 by
pins. resident p/r that someone hit her ve- order of the court. He was remand-
7:29 p.m. An Estate Enighed hide in the Lumberyard complex. ed to the Bureau of Corrections on
resident c/r that someone entered Hit and run. St. Thomas.
his home and removed bags. Bur- Wednesday, November 10 8:21 p.m. A citizen c/r there
glary in the second. 11:23 a.m. A citizen c/request- might be a possible house fire in the
Sunday, November 7 ing police assistance to take his area of Estate Adrian. Police assis-
11:00 a.m. A St. Thomas resi- mental patient son to Myrah Keat- tance.
Letter to St. John Tradewinds
Has Multiculturalism Failed?
Has multiculturalism failed?
That idea is going around, even
among leaders of other countries
and our own. It is not new.
Although some would agree,
most would reply that our U.S.
Virgin Islands are a fine example
of how multiculturalism works.
Despite "9/11", most of New York
City would claim it too is an out-
standing example. Admittedly, we
have had our own bad moments
there and here too.
A major concern without going
into details is the question of inte-
grating cultures, (Muslim, Latino,
Native American, Roma, Turk,
Palestinian, Sunni, Shia, Kurd,
Tribal African and a host of others
around the world) into a nation's
culture and rule when some have
immigrated primarily for economic
reasons, or when some have been
grouped with others by force.
Questions arise around inte-
gration vs. separatism, cultural
survival, equitable treatment and
distribution of national resources,
also national security and border
While there are hard details to
resolve, good will will help re-
solve them. There are failures in
communication, in understanding
others, in generous reaching out
and reassurance, and in dealing
maturely with our own grievances
Knowledge of self is called for,
which involves peeling away layer
after layer of assumptions, like an
onion, only maybe infinite. Highly
recommendedby Socrates, Buddha
and myriad moral philosophers.
Military might, brute force,
walls, fences and selfishness often
succeed, but there really is a better
way as Jesus foremost, and others,
That way can be difficult. Cul-
tural identities hold on to their
specialness or even exclusiveness.
Part of how a cultural identity is
maintained (even for centuries
and millennia) in a host culture,
is by being an irritant to the host
which stimulates defensive loyalty
among the faithful.
Nevertheless, most of us do
learn to get along, to make space
and allowances for one another's
needs while at the same time
striving for justice and fairness to
all. That we will have always with
The larger society develops its
own irritants and poisons too, defi-
nitely worth maintaining one's dis-
The pitfalls are many. I have
been failing at multiculturalism
myself for 50-odd years, if I may
be allowed to discount errors of
childhood and adolescence.
But I'm not sorry I didn't listen
Which may show how it is bet-
ter to fail in certain efforts than to
succeed in the opposite endeavor.
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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.
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Monday, November 15
CBCC is hosting its an-
nual meeting from 4:30 to 7
p.m. at Miss Lucy's for a "fin-
ger foods" potluck.
The third annual Wine
to the Third Power A Cel-
ebration of Fine Wines will be
from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Marriott
Frenchman's Reef and Morn-
ing 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.
Tuesday, November 16
A recently introduced bill
appropriating $300,000 to the
Department of Public Works
for construction of a Vendor's
Plaza on St. John will be dis-
cussed on Tuesday afternoon,
in the St. John Legislature
building by the Committee on
Appropriations and Budget.
CBCC's first Planning
Series will be at the Guy Ben-
jamin School Room 6, from 6
to 7:30 p.m. The first topic will
be an overview of planning is-
sues and setting priority topics
for future sessions. For more
details, call 776-2099.
The VI. Audubon Soci-
ety will meet at the Gifft Hill
School at 7 p.m. to hear Rafe
Boulon and Karl Pytlik discuss
the recent lionfish invasion.
Thursday, November 18
The People's Agenda 2010 is
hosting a St. John town meeting
at the Julius E. Sprauve School
cafeteria from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, November 23
The St. John Chapter of the
St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce will meet from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at a location,
which will be announced later.
Thursday, November 25
Get your running shoes out!
It's time to get this holiday
season started right! The St.
John Landsharks are hosting a
fun filled 5K run. Registration
starts at 7:30 a.m. with the race
starting at 8 a.m. Meet at the
The 29th Annual Coral Bay
Yacht Club Thanksgiving Re-
gatta will be November 26-27.
Saturday, December 11
Mongoose Junction will host
the 15th annual All Island Holi-
day Party starting at 8 p.m.
Available from Commercial News Providers
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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Crime Stoppers USVI Seeks Information on Crimes
St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help to
solve the following crimes. If anyone knows some-
thing, they should say something.
Sometime overnight on Wednesday, November 3,
the Banana Deck Restaurant in Cruz Bay was bur-
glarized. The burglar entered and exited through the
western window with an 85-pound safe containing
approximately $2,000 in cash.
The minimum reward for the arrest of this burglar
is $714 plus 10 percent of the cash 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 completely 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 receives a cash reward to be paid according
to their instructions.
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
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617
CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE
Cruz Bay Charlotte Amalie
8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m.
3:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m
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COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE
At The Lumberyard
first floor space available
Downtown Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
For Space Call Nick
VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-001-C-11 Conduct an audit of the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority's Basic Financial
Documents pertaining to this Request for Proposal (RFP) may be obtained from the VIWMA's Division of
Procurement and Property, St Thomas-St John District Office at 9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2 or from the St
Croix District Officer at #1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted between the hours of 8 00am and 4 30pm,
Monday through Friday, or by contacting the Director, Mrs Cecile Lynch, directly via phone or email
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Monday, November 29, 2010 at 4 00pm Atlantic Standard Time
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2, St Thomas, VI 00802
P O Box 303669, St Thomas, VI 00803
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1, Christiansted, VI 00820
P O Box 1689, Kmgshill, VI00851-1689
(Six (6) Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP
No RFP-WMA-001-C-11, DO NOT OPEN)
NOTE The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all Bid
Packages Proposals may not be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days
from the date of the submission deadline
DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs Cecile Phillip-Lynch, Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
Email clynch@viwma org Phone 340-718-4489
All questions pertaining to the submission of proposals, scope of services and the award process should be directed
in writing either in hard copy or by email to Mrs Cecile Phillip-Lynch, Director of Procurement and Property, at
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive informalities, techni-
calities, or irregularities, or reject any or all qualifications and proposals, or to re-advertise for proposals, and to award
or refrain from awarding the contract for the work The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority also reserved the
right to accept or reject any Proposal or any item listed therein VIWMA further reserves the right to waive any infor-
mality in Proposals received
Hot! Hot! Hot!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857
PART TIME JOB OPENING
The Coral Bay Community Council is seeking a part-
time individual as an administrative manager with
proven grant-writing skills. Should also have dem-
onstrated capabilities of managing nonprofit or small
business administrative processes on a timely basis and
the ability to work with the community and manage
small public service projects. This position could grow
into a full-time position. Interested candidates should
send an explanatory cover letter and resume by email to
CBCC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AND HAS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE.
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* One bedroom, one bath
* One bedroom, one bath,
* One bedroom, one bath,
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consider pet, $1,000/
month. First, last and
security deposit required.
693-7612 or 998-7998
One bedroom furnished
apartment with great
view, full kitchen with
dishwasher. Sunny deck
and covered deck. Non-
smoker, no pets. Laundry
access. $1,600 utilities
included. Call Alyce
Jordan at 776-6568.
Available January 1.
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OWNERS Affordable Reliable
Internet. 1Mb service $70/mo.
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VIVA! Villas Collecting Essential Items
for St. Lucia Victims of Hurricane Tomas
St. John Tradewinds
VIVA! Villas is collecting non-perishable
food items and clothing, linens, etc. for the
victims of St. Lucia who were devastated by
The group will be collecting items
through, Monday, November 22 in honor
of the many St. Lucians who work for the
VIVA! Villas team and provide exceptional
service to vacation rentals on St. John.
Many of their family members have been
effected by the storm, have lost everything
and need help.
The VIVA! Villas team will pull together
to help the people of St. Lucia and collect
donations at the company's office on the
top floor of the Boulon Center by Dolphin
Market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru
For more information, call 779-4250.
John McCann & Assoc.
office 340.6933399 toll free 1.888.StJohn8 (785.6468) fax 888.546.1115
Taxi Medallion Auction for Veterans December 15-17
St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission Ex-
ecutive Director Judith Wheatley announced
that pursuant to Title 20, Section 407 (c) of
the VI Code, the commission will host its
annual veteran medallion auction on De-
cember 15, 16 and 17, 2010.
This auction is open to Virgin Islands vet-
erans of the Armed Forces only.
Applications can be picked up at the Taxi-
cab Division's Offices during regular work-
ing hours (Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. Bid forms must be deposited
in bid box no later than 10 a.m. the day of
Applications must be taken to the office
of Veterans Affairs for verification of eligi-
bility as a U.S. Virgin Island Veterans and
for the island in which the bid schedule. Bid
applicants must be present at the time of
the auction. Bid envelopes will be publicly
opened on dates and times announced.
Any persons who purchase a medallion at
auction pursuant to this subsection are pro-
hibited from transferring said medallion by
sale, lease or otherwise, within three years
of purchase. Thereafter such transfer, lease
or sale must be to another eligible veteran.
Only approved buyers may purchase a
medallion. Two medallions for each island
will be auctioned to approved U.S. Virgin
Islands Veterans on all three islands. On St.
John the auction will be on Thursday, De-
cember 16, at 11 a.m. at the Boulon Center.
The minimum acceptable bids are set at
$20,000 for St. Thomas and $20,000 for St.
John and $8,000 for St. Croix.
A 10 percent down payment of the bid
amount (nonrefundable deposit if the sale is
not consummated) is required at the time of
the bid or by 3 p.m. on the same day. This
down payment must be paid in cash, money
order, certified check, payable, to the Virgin
Islands Taxicab Commission.
The remaining balance of 90 percent must
be paid in a like manner within 10 days after
the date of the auction sale at which time
a certificate of entitlement and the medal-
lion will be issued. If the sale is not con-
summated within the allotted 10 days, the
second highest bidder will automatically be
awarded the bid.
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be conducted between the hours of 6 to 9
p.m. and DOH officials cautioned those
with compromised immune systems to stay
indoors and close windows at the times
when the fogging is being conducted. Resi-
dents will be alerted to any changes in the
The Dengue Fever virus is transmit-
ted by the female Aedes Aegypti mosquito
which breeds in man-made containers and
residents put themselves at risk if old tires,
plant containers, empty drums and even
food containers for animals are around the
homes where water can collect and provide
a breeding ground for the mosquitoes, Sheen
Fogging Schedule on St. John
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I end road paved circular driveway established landscaping will many palm
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'Deja View" is an immaculate two bedroom one Dath masonry nome on
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sweeping views southeast to northwest Income producing studio unit with
separate parking and entry located on lower level. Thougnl lly and
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pool addition on this moderately flal lot $875,000
-ss "Surfside" This is a rare chance to own a home in the exclusive Reef Bay
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Switch fabulous ocean views and breezes. Stroll via pathway to secluded wrile
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for another 2x2 villa with separate entrance. Price reduced to $1,550,0001
"Cruz Views" Unit 7 is a very popular rental fealuriiig bealuiful views to
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town This unique air-condllioned corner unit has been recently refurbished
including new tile floors mahogany cabinets fumiluie and bath Lush,
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S"VIlla Hibiscus"- Masonry construction on a large corLer lot in Estale
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beach rights to Hart Bay & Chocolate Hole & plenty ol flat parking S5u~tessful
short term rental wih Iwo private unils. with separate arive way Live in one
unit and rent the other or rent them boih $895,Q00
I "Home Port" in Estate Hansen Bay on SI John's quitl East End has lIrrfic
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and excellent floor plan. Call today!
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great House,
with a 1960's home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot. $799,000.
LUMINARIA Luxurious ridge-top villa w/incredible
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waterfall, 3 bdrm/bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry,
beautiful furnishings, landscaping, vacation rental history.
$2,495,000. Adjoining parcel also available.
CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole & St. James islands.
Newer masonry home w/3 equal bdrm suites, Ig. screened
porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000.
PERELANDRA Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high
above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely pool
set in lush gardens. A good buy at. $1,050,000.
BORDEAUX MT. REDUCED! Well built home on
Bordeaux Mt. with 3bd/2baths, large covered porch &
south shore views. Bay rum trees abound on this lush,
gentle sloping site with ample room to expand. $525,000.
LIZARD HILL This exclusive North Shore property,
overlooking Cinnamon Bay, is one of the only privately
owned homes bounded on all sides by National Park. Ex-
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the 2 bd/2 bath main house w/separate luxurious master
bdrm wing & private pool. The charming cottage is ideal
for a caretaker. $3,100,000.
SEASCAPE Fabulous location on Bovocoap Point!
Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool & spa, plus a sepa-
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& successful vacation rental. $1,200,000.
CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
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3 bd/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceil-
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REEF BAY VIEW Absolutely stunning, unobstructed,
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus
Westin Resort and Villas won top dessert of the night, above, with a selection of
lemongrass creme brulee and chocolate truffles.
Asolare Takes Top Entree at Flavors
- Happy Fish, East West Catering,
Westin and Tap Room Also Win
With so many great selections, judges from Tortola,
St. Croix and St. Thomas, above, had their work cut out
she won best
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Hundreds of residents packed
two ballrooms at the Westin Re-
sort and Villas on Saturday night,
November 13, for an exciting
night of fine food, wine and cock-
tails for Flavors St. John.
The annual St. John Rotary
Club fundraiser brings together
the island's top chefs and mix-
ologists to show off their skills
to support the club's scholarship
fund. Judges from some of the
area's top restaurants selected the
best appetizer, entr6e, bar food
and dessert of the night, while the
crowd got in on the fun by choos-
ing the best overall presenter and
The judges for this year's
Flavors were Paloma Helm and
Scott Hart from Dove Restaurant
on Tortola, Tavia Babb from Sa-
lud Bistro on St. Croix, Brandon
Buschart of Blue Shore Grill on
St. Thomas and Ched Sharpless
from Modem Saut6 and The Bal-
ley at St. Thomas Yacht Club.
After tasting treats from truf-
fled egg salad and three differ-
ent banh mi selections, to glazed
shrimp and eggplant tapenade,
the judges and the crowd had
their work cut out for them.
Flavors attendees also enjoyed
sampling enticing cocktails and
tasting fine wines from Bellows,
West Indies Corp., Prestige Wine
Group and Dionysus before final
decisions were made.
In the end, East West Cater-
ing's lobster and shrimp pot-
sticker won best appetizer. The
night's best entree went to Aso-
lare, which served up beef ten-
derloin with mashed potatoes
and asparagus alongside a seared
scallop with local pumpkin puree
and house cured bacon.
The Tap Room won for best
bar food for its pulled pork slid-
ers with savory bacon succotash
and parsnip creme. The Westin
took home the night's top dessert
with their large selection of treats
including chocolate truffles with
a variety of toppings and lemon
grass creme brul6e.
Best mixologist of the night
went to Happy Fish. Mixolo-
gist Kevin Baker created a tasty
spiced concoction of Kettle One
vodka with fresh local tamarind,
lemon, chai with a Kettle One
Citroen agave nectar reduction.
Best overall presenter was a
close call betweenAsolare, which
lost by one point, and the Westin,
which also served up seared scal-
lops with creamy risotto.
Flavors co-chairs Katherine
Steinbom of Weddings by KatiL-
ady and Paul Kessock of West In-
dies Corp. worked hard to make
the night a smash, and the results
Before the ballroom turned
into a disco for residents to dance
the night away, St. John Rotary
Club President Bruce Munro
announced that Kessock is this
year's Paul Harris Fellow recipi-
ent, for his tireless work on be-
half of the group.
Kevin Baker's spiced Ketel One vodka drink
with fresh local tamarind, lemon and chai won best
mixologist for Happy Fish.
Some of the night's fine wine samples included
offerings from Bellows, Prestige Wine Group, West
Indies Corp., Dionysus and Premier Wines and Spirits.