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June 20-26, 2011
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 * St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald

The Julius E. Sprauve School ninth grade class gathered on the steps outside the ballroom at the Westin Resort
and Villas on Saturday evening, June 18, just before the start of graduation. The class graduated in a double
promotion with the JESS eighth grade as well, which will attend ninth grade at a different school for the first time in
45 years. See full story and photos on Page 5.

Five Ladies
Will Vie for
Miss St. John
Festival Crown
Page 3
Julius E. Sprauve School
Page 5
Guy H. Benjamin School
Page 4
St. John Land
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CBCC Hosting One More Planning

Discussion Meeting on June 27

The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting one more Plan-
ning Discussion Meeting on Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in room
six at Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay.
Discussion at the group's June 13 meeting was so extensive on
the Coral Bay dumpster relocation issue that CBCC postponed the
other discussion topics.
The public is invited to come this time to: share analysis by resi-
dents and Chris Laude, PE, about the proposed water (RO) plant
environmental studies; and discuss infrastructure/planning needs
for Coral Bay.
What are the next steps? Shall CBCC make recommendations
to the government? Shall CBCC continue the series? Come be part
of the discussion. For more information call the CBCC office at

Dept. of Health Announces Health

Permit Deadlines for St. John Festival

The Department of Health's Environmental Health Division last
week released the following deadline dates for potential vendors to
seek health permits for events of the annual Fourth of July Festival
on St. John.
The deadlines are listed according to the event or the site where
the activity will be held.
* Winston Wells Ballpark - Monday, June 20
* Food Fair - Wednesday, June 22
* Festival Village - Friday, June 24
* Boat Race - Wednesday, June 22
* J'ouvert - Monday, June 27
* Parade - Monday, June 27
DOH Acting Commissioner Dr. Marc Jerome said that the de-
partment recently received the activity schedule and apologized
for any inconvenience to potential vendors.
Health permit fees can be paid at the Environmental Health Of-
fice at the Knud Hansen Complex near the Lionel Roberts Stadium
or at the Morris F. de Castro Clinic on St. John. Vendors can also
call 774-9000, Ext. 4621, for more information.

George "Santa" Blecher Fundraising

Raffle Drawing Set for June 26

George Belcher has been Love City's Santa for 20 years and
volunteered for the St. John Kids And The Sea program for more
than a decade.
Belcher was diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome in No-
vember 2010 and has been out of work for the past six months.
With medical bills and everyday expenses becoming too much
to bear, friends are hosting a raffle drawing to raise money for
Buy raffle tickets for the chance to win great prizes at Keep Me
Posted, Aqua Bistro and Connections in both Cruz Bay and Coral
Bay. The drawing will be at Aqua Bistro on Sunday, June 26, from
noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 775-1727.

Festival Parade Applications Due Jun. 29
Applications for the Festival Parade are now available at the St.
John Tourism Office and the St. John Administrator's office. The
deadline for the parade application is June 29. For more informa-
tion call 690-1725; or fax completed applications to 776-6992.

St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011

Contestant #1 Contestant #2 Contestant #3 Contestant #4 Contestant #5
Charise Dowell Niesha Paul Kimberly Paul Kinia Blyden Akela Frett

Five Ladies Will Make Judges' Job Tough at Festival Queen Show

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The spotlight will be on five
talented young ladies on Saturday
night, June 25, when the St. John
Festival Queen Selection Show
gets underway at 8 p.m. at the
Winston Wells ball field.
Choreographed once again
this year by Lester Warner, the
show is sure to be another stellar
night full of singing, dancing and
high-heeled competition. The five
young ladies will hit the stage to
strut their stuff in the hopes of
wowing the judges enough in
swimwear, evening wear, talent
and interview categories to take
the coveted crown home.
Contestant number is one is
Charise Dowell, an 18-year-old
graduate of Charlotte Amalie High
School who lives on St. Thomas.
Dowell, who just walked with
her graduating class on Saturday,
June 11, is planning to study crim-
inal justice at the University of the
Virgin Islands next year with an
eye toward a career in forensic sci-
Originally from Baltimore,
Maryland, Dowell grew up on St.
Thomas and always dreamed of
running for Festival Queen.
"Running in a pageant was al-
ways a dream of mine," said Dow-
ell. "This has been such an amaz-
ing experience because I have been
able to fulfill my dream."
With poise and manners to
spare, Dowell would make a great

role model for young St. John girls
looking up to their Festival Queen,
she explained.
"I would be a good role model
for girls who are not so sure of
themselves," saidDowell. "I would
help them gain confidence and
show them that they can achieve
anything they set their minds to."
Dowell has been practicing long
hours with Chaperone Cheryl Wil-
lie, she explained.
"It's a lot of work," said Dow-
ell. "But it's a lot of fun getting to
meet people and going to the dif-
ferent events."
Contestant number two is
17-year-old Niesha Paul, who
also just graduated from Charlotte
Amalie High School. Paul is head-
ing off to Virginia State University
in the fall where she plans to study
nursing and gastroenterology.
A personal health problem
prompted this bright young Queen
hopeful to pursue the field, she ex-
"In the ninth grade I had gas-
trointestinal problems because I
wasn't eating right," said Niesha
Paul. "I was skipping breakfast
and not eating lunch and all the ac-
ids in my stomach were damaging
me. I had to spend a night in the
"I started to do my own re-
search and it got me interested in
the field," she said. "I thought I
could help others avoid what I had
to go through."
Niesha Paul, who hails from St.

Thomas, was inspired to throw her
hat in the St. John Festival Queen
ring because she loves the finery
and glitter.
"I love to see the glamour and
the glitz," said Niesha Paul. "St.
John reminds me of my parent's
home in Dominica."
Along with chaperone Char-
main Kean, Niesha Powell has
also been putting in long hours of
work preparing for the Queen se-
lection show.
"It takes a lot of work and a
many hours of practice," she said.
"But the whole experience is fun.
Meeting new people and getting to
talk to people is a lot of fun."
Niesha Paul would make a great
St. John Festival Queen because
she'd be a top-notch ambassador
for the island, she explained.
"I would bring a lot of people
down here because I would be a
great ambassador," said Niesha
Paul. "I would be a great role mod-
el for younger girls as well."
Contestant number three Kim-
berly Paul is the lone St. John Fes-
tival Queen contestant who hails
from Love City. The 17-year-old
will be a senior at Ivanna Eudora
Kean next year and hopes to pur-
sue a career in criminal justice.
"I want to attend Johnson and
Wales University after high school
to study criminal law and become
a homicide detective," said Kim-
berly Paul, who is not related to
Niesha Paul.
The once shy Kimberly Paul

pushed herself to join the pageant
in order to overcome her fears, she
"I was very shy before this," said
Kimberly Paul. "No one thought I
would run for Queen. But this has
really built up my confidence."
"I had a lot of fun up on the
stage during Pan-o-Rama," she
said. "I'm glad I did this; it's good
to push yourself."
While Kimberly Paul and her
chaperone Michelle Freeman have
been practicing every day, the
Festival Queen contestant was all
smiles last week.
"It's a really great experience,"
she said. "You get so many oppor-
tunities to get out and meet people
- it's a lot of fun."
Kimberly Paul would make a
great Festival Queen for a few
simple reasons, she explained.
"First of all, I am the only con-
testant from St. John," she said.
"I'm also a very high achiever and
I don't think anyone expected me
to run in the pageant. I would tell
people to join the show because
you really discover things about
yourself through the process."
Contestant number four Ki-
nia Blyden is a 17-year-old recent
graduate of Charlotte Amalie High
School who is attending Bethune-
Cookman University in Daytona
Beach, Florida in the fall. Blyden
will study computer engineering
with the hopes of landing a job in
technology after graduation.
"Everything is done on comput-

ers these days," said Blyden. "So
I think it would be great to know
how to fix computers and stay on
top of all the new technology that
is out there."
Blyden has several important
traits that make her the ideal Festi-
val Queen, she explained.
"I have intelligence, poise and
confidence," she said. "I have
grace under pressure and a great
personality. I would make a great
role model for young girls."
Continued on Page 16


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Emmaus Moravian Church just before their promotion exercise on Thursday, June 16.

GBS Promotes 16 Sixth Graders in Principal

Wells 'Final Commencement at the School

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Proud Guy Benjamin School
teachers, faculty and parents
packed the Emmaus Moravian
Church on Thursday morning,
June 16, to watch 16 sixth graders
graduate from the small Coral Bay
public elementary school.
The promotional exercise was
an emotional ceremony as it was
the last one led by GBS Principal
Dionne Wells before she takes over
at the Julius E. Sprauve School in
the fall.
"This is my last promotional
exercise as principal of GBS," said
Wells. "I want to highlight the ac-
complishments of this sixth grade.
This class was the first ballroom
dancing champions in 2009."
"This class had the highest VI-
TAL score in Math," Wells said.
"Also, I must point out that the en-
tire sixth grade class is being pro-
moted. That serves as a testament
to their potential."
Wells also shared some words
of advice with the graduates.
"Learn as much as you can,"
she said. "No one can take from
you what you know. If you short-

"Learn as much as you can. No one can take
from you what you know. If you short-change
your education, you will be short of change
the rest of your life."
- Dionne Wells, GBS Principal

change your education, you will
be short of change the rest of your
The GBS principal had some
advice for parents in the audience
as well.
"Parents are the backbone of
children," said Wells. "Be their
mentors, their nurturers and cheer-
leaders. Visit and volunteer at their
"Show that you support them
always," she said.
Wells also took time to send a
personal message to the crowd at
the graduation.
"Community involvement
is crucial to the success of any
school," she said. "I want to thank
all who made my years at GBS so
special. Thank you very much."
In his remarks, Department of

Education Deputy Superintendent
Joseph Sibilly said the department
is proud of Wells and what she has
accomplished at GBS.
"I am always excited to come
out here," said Sibilly. "We are
proud of Miss Wells and her staff;
they are an example of the success
of this school. GBS you have put
yourselves on the map."
"We are proud to have Miss
Wells move on to JESS, to a big-
ger school," he said. "We look
forward to having her there. JESS
will continue to do well under the
leadership of Miss Wells."
Sibilly also pointed out a spe-
cial member of the audience in at-
"I am happy to see that Mr.
Browne, who will be taking over
Continued on Page 21

St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011

JESS Promotes Ninth and Eighth Graders in Double Graduation Ceremony

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
It was standing room only at the
Westin Resort and Villas on Sat-
urday evening, June 18, as family
members and well-wishers packed
a ball room at the resort for Julius
E. Sprauve School's double pro-
motion ceremony.
The ninth grade graduates were
joined this year by JESS eighth
graders, who were informed by
V.I. Department of Education of-
ficials last month that they would
be attending ninth grade at either
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School,
or a high school of their choice.
The promotional exercise was
also the last one JESS Principal
Mario Francis oversaw as well,
as he will be transferred to a St.
Thomas high school in the fall.
Former Guy Benjamin School
Principal Dionne Wells will be
replacing Francis at JESS, while
St. Thomas educator Whitman
Browne will take over the helm at

Following inspirational remarks
by eighth grader Keshoi Samuel,
Francis addressed the graduates
and well-wishers.
"This is a unique experience for
us today," said Francis. HiSionI is
being made right before us and we
are witnessing it. The eighth and
ninth grade classes at JESS for the
first time will both be leaving."
"The entire eighth grade class
will leave to become ninth grad-
ers at Ivanna Eudora Kean High
School or a high school of their
choice," he said. "This will be the
last promotional exercise for ninth
graders and this is my last pro-
motional exercise as principal of
In his last remarks as JESS prin-
cipal, Francis offered both graduat-
ing classes a few pieces of advice.
"Develop a passion for read-
ing," said Francis. "Success will
come easy to those who read vari-
ous genres regularly. Continue to
build strong character."
"If you do not stand for some-

thing, you will fall for anything,"
he said. "Carry yourself in a man-
ner that carries respect. Manners
and respect will take you through
this world."
Many people fought hard to
have JESS expand to a ninth grade
class and were not consulted when
leaders decided to do away with
the class, Board of Education sec-
retary Oswin Sewer explained.
Fiflh % ci i ago it was a special
day for me and my fellow eight
graders as we graduated from
school on St. John and prepared to
attend the Charlotte Amalie High
School," said Sewer. "Tonight I am
saddened and disturbed by what
this represents for our St. John
educational future. Many people
allocated for the addition of ninth
grade at JESS 45 years ago."
"This decision was made with-
out any input from anyone I know
on St. John," Sewer said. "How
does this affect our dream of hav-
ing a K-12 school on St. John? Is it
Continued on Page 17

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Since forming the St. John Land Conservancy in
May and purchasing a 3.6 parcel of land at Haulover
Bay on the island's East End for preservation, Lauren
Mercadante hasn't slowed down.
Mercadante has been visiting St. John since she
was a child and now owns a home in the Coral Bay
area with her own family. She was thrilled to be able
to give back to the island she loves so much by ensur-
ing that pristine Haulover Bay would never be the site
of large-scale, or small-scale, development.
"I assumed wrongly that this niche was taken and
I didn't want to tread on anyone's toes," Mercadante
previously told St. John Tradewinds. "But we had
talked about doing something to give back to St. John,
which we love so much and is such a huge part of my
life and my kids' lives."
That was all the impetus Mercadante needed. She
set about forming SJLC over the winter months and
formally announced the group and its first major pur-
chase in May. Since then, Mercadante has been field-
ing phone calls from St. John residents eager to help
her and SJLC.
"Since the article came out about SJLC, we have
had an outpouring of calls from happy St. John resi-
dents wanting to give their time and talents from bush
clearing, to bookkeeping, to paper chasing," she said.
"I'm not surprised; this is what the people of St. John
are all about. Donation inquiries are picking up too."
Mercadante has also been hard at work on the
group's website,,
which is now up and running.
"We're particularly excited to announce that our
web site is up and running," she said. "We're very
proud of our beautiful web site. People can find out
who we are, what we do, how to donate, and how to
contact us."
The group was originally established with Lauren
Mercadante as president of the board of SJLC, At-
torney Raf Muilenburg as secretary and Mercadante's
husband George as treasurer. Last week, Mercadante
announced a new member of the board and a bit of
"We've also had a board restructuring," said Mer-
cadante. "We're happy to welcome Athena Swartly, a
nine-year East End resident and beekeeper, to join us
as treasurer. George Mercadante takes over as Sec-
retary. And Raf Muilenburg remains as board mem-
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And the group has big plans for the future too. As
SJLC plans improvements to the Haulover area, the
group will work with VI. National Park's Chief of
Resource Management Rafe Boulon as a consultant,
Mercadante explained.
"We are making plans for improvements at Haulo-
ver," she said. "We expect to have local expert Rafe
Boulon working with us on an environmental and
current conditions consultation. I would also like to
get as much historical and cultural information on the
area as possible."
"We're going to have David Knight consult with
us about the cultural resources out there," said Mer-
cadante. "We want to keep everything as natural as
possible, as it is, without having any kind of human
impact. We want people to just show up and feel like
they are walking in to the natural world of St. John the
way it always was."'
The next step for the group is to look at the other
parcels for sale in the Haulover area, Mercadante
"The next step is we are discussing the rest of the
Haulover land," she said. "What we really need now
is to have people who really care about the rest of the
property to step up. We are in preliminary discussions
right now and there are a lot of great ideas."
Mercadante also wants to hear from residents
what, if any, type of improvements should be made
in the area.
"We're going to be doing some improvements on
the property that we just purchased having to do with
drainage and parking," said the SJLC president. "I
would especially welcome community input about
what people think of Haulover and how they envision
its future. Its their land for their use, it's important to
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St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011 7

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

VIERS operations manager Jamie Irving, above.
Left: (L to R) V.I. Energy Office Director Karl Knight, Jamie
Irving, Energy Office coordinator Joseph Daniel and Andy
Rutnik, who wrote the grant, at VIERS.

VIERS Shows Off New Solar Electrical System to Energy Office Officials

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A new almost 10 kW solar electric sys-
tem at the Virgin Islands Environmental Re-
search Station was soaking up rays as V.I.
Energy Office officials toured the area on
Friday, June 17.
The new photovoltaic system at VIERS,
expected to reduce the camp's electrical bill
by about 35 percent, was installed in April
thanks to a $50,000 discretionary grant from

the VI. Energy Office.
The new solar array at VIERS compli-
ments more than a decade of energy savings
at the remote Lameshur Bay resource sta-
tion and camp. The camp's energy efficien-
cy was on full display under clear skies last
week as V.I. Energy Office Director Karl
Knight toured the area with VIERS opera-
tions manager Jamie Irving.
VIERS and the VI. Energy Office have
been collaborating for years, with the first

major photovoltaic system installed at the
camp in 2003. Fourteen 30-watt panels,
producing about 1.8 kW, were installed then
with help from the Rotary Club of St. John
and the support of the V.I. Energy Office's
rebate program.
The station's newest solar electrical sys-
tems were installed in April with a $50,000
grant from V.I. Energy Office funded by the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"We're very happy to be here at VIERS,"

said Don Buchanan, V.I. Energy Office's
public information officer. "We've been
partners with VIERS for many years and
today we're celebrating the latest addition
of their energy efficiency and renewable en-
ergy efforts."
VIERS, run by Clean Islands Interna-
tional, has been at the forefront of energy
efficiency for years, explained V.I. Energy
Office operations coordinator Joseph Dan-
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Public School Registration

Phase II on St. John

Scheduled for August 19
St. John Tradewinds
Parents wishing to enroll their children in St. Thomas/St. John
District public schools for the 2011-2012 school year are advised
of the second phase of registration which begins on Tuesday, July
5, and will continue through Tuesday, July 26.
Registration is from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through
Friday, at the Department of Education's Curriculum Center (lo-
cated in Anna's Retreat across from the Seventh Day Adventist
Registration for children residing on the island of St. John will
be held on Friday, August 19, at the Julius E. Sprauve School from
8:30 a.m. through 11:45 a.m.
Parents and guardians are reminded that the child or children
to be registered must be present at registration. Students entering
Kindergarten must be five years of age on or before December 31,
The following documents are required for processing:
* Original Birth Certificate (U.S. Citizens Only)
* Passport (foreign or American) or Resident Card or
Naturalization Certificate
* Virgin Islands Immunization Record and clearance form
from the Immunization Clinic located at the Roy L.
Schneider Regional Medical Center. A V.I Immunization
card with the attached clearance form issued at the
Immunization Clinic at RL Schneider Hospital is a
mandatory requirement of the registration process.
* Report Card or Transcript from previous school
* Social Security Card or number
* Proof of Physical Address
* Individualized Education Plan and evaluation data, if
* Notarized letter granting temporary guardianship.
Students 17 years of age or older on the date of registration or
transfer, possessing a good academic standing, and in an age ap-
propriate grade, will be permitted into the regular day education
program. All others will be referred to the district's adult continu-
ing education programs.
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Following a grueling live audition before a panel of judges on Sunday, :'
June 5, eight St. John School of the Arts students earned prestigious Ruth
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Judges were looking for improvement from students' who had audi-
tioned in previous years, explained SJSA director Kim Wild.
"Since there were six students who had auditioned before, the judges
were looking for substantial improvement and a level of progressive ma-
turity in their performance and presentation," said Wild.
The sole platinum level scholarship was granted to 14-year-old Tiareh ,
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St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School officials awarded merit scholarships to stu-
dents during a ceremony at the school last week before classes let
out for the summer.
Merit Scholarships were awarded for excellence in Arts, Ath-
letics, Academics, and Citizenship.
In addition, three VI. Lottery awards were distributed to col-
lege-bound high school students as well as two scholarship awards
for outstanding effort for students who showed hard work, dedica-
tion, and overall improvement this year.
The Spirit of GHS Scholarships were awarded to students who
embody the best of the school: high academic standards; dedi-
cation and creativity to the arts; outstanding efforts in athletics;
model citizenship; and a passion for learning.
The Nekwan Sprauve Memorial Scholarships were awarded
to two students who demonstrate the characteristics that defined
Nekwan: excellence in the arts or athletics; and a positive outlook
on life.
The Trayser Scholarship was inspired by GHS' former Board
President, Fred Trayser, and was awarded to a student who exhib-
its generosity towards others, leadership, and a strong work ethic.
In addition, scholarships sponsored by The Giving Tree Foun-
dation and the Koonce were awarded to hard-working students
who excel in athletics, academics, and the arts.
More than $78,000 was awarded in scholarships to 47 students,
all of whom completed applications and personal essays in order
to be eligible. Tuition assistance and sponsorships for the 2011-
2012 academic year are still available. Contact 776-1730 for more

Elise Flanagan Graduates from
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St. John Tradewinds
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Design with a Bachelor of Busi-
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members and well-wishers at the start of their promotion ceremony on Tuesday morning,
June 14.

Kindergarten Class at GBS "Ready for First Grade"

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Proud parents, family members
and well-wishers packed the Guy
Benjamin School playground on
Tuesday morning, June 14, for
the kindergarten class graduation

The kindergartners sang sev-
eral songs including "Ready for
First Grade" and thanked fellow
school members who helped them
settle in at GBS. Kindergarten
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grade also received their academic
awards during the Tuesday morn-
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The V.I. Police Department's recent Gun Buy-
Back program was a success with 48 deadly weapons
turned in and almost $4,000 paid out during the two-
day period.
All of the weapons were in good condition and 99
percent are able to be fired, explained VIPD Assistant
Commissioner Raymond Hyndman, who oversaw the
program in the St. Thomas/St. John District.
"If we are able to prevent one murder, or stop one
person from getting injured by gunfire, we claim it as
a success," Hyndman said.
The weapons turned in included 22 revolvers, 17
pistols, four rifles and five shot guns. One weapon had
an obliterated serial number. Three of the weapons -
two hand guns and a long gun - were pellet guns.
"Pellet guns are very dangerous," Hyndman said
"A few years ago on St. Croix a woman was killed by
a pellet gun and the suspect is now serving a murder
Most of the guns obtained could really do some
damage, according to Hyndman. Someone turned in a
hand gun made by Derringer that had four barrels and
could fire both 357 magnum and 9 millimeter rounds,
he added.
The gun buy-back program was hosted on June 10
and 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The first gun
was turned in almost exactly at 10 a.m. the first day
and the last gun at 2 p.m. the next day.
The public should be proud of their participation,
helping to reduce violence in the Virgin Islands, ac-
cording to Hyndman.
There was a steady stream of people into the Taxi
Association Headquarters turning in guns both days.
Participants said they were grateful to have this

chance to get rid of weapons that were in their homes,
no questions asked.
One lady brought in a gun that was previously reg-
istered to her deceased husband. Another brought two
guns in a bag and said it took her a long time to bring
the guns in because she was scared to touch them -
one of the guns turned out to be an authentic-looking
toy gun. Another man brought in two guns and said
he did not want any money for them; he just wanted
to get rid of them.
The gun buy back program was funded by $10,000
given by a donor who approached Senator Shawn-
Michael Malone about the project. The V.I. Commu-
nity Foundation served as the funds' fiduciary.
"Every illegal weapon taken off the street is a vic-
tory. We must continue to find creative ways to chip
away at our violent crime problem and diminish the
pervasive gun culture in our territory," said Malone.
"This was a true partnership and it demonstrates how
effective we can be with greater cooperation and cre-
ativity. I would like to thank all the parties involved
and to strongly encourage donors to come forward to
ensure we can fund future initiatives, as this illegal
firearm buy back program has been proven both nec-
essary and successful."
"Many lives have been saved with this weekends'
initiative," VIPD Commissioner Novelle Francis Jr.
said. "I want to reiterate that all hands are needed on
deck to stem the flow, importation, illegal possession
and illegal sale of firearms in the territory."
"I commend Senator Malone, the donor and my
staff for the success of this program," said the VIPD
Commissioner. "I send my congratulations and spe-
cial thanks to the community who understood the im-
portance of turning in the firearms."

Many residents in the St. --
Thomas/St. John District
took advantage of the
VIPD's recent gun buy-
back program, which netted
an impressive collection
of weapons taken off the
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St. John Amateur Radio Club Hosting

Field Day June 25-26 in Estate Bethany

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Amateur Radio Club invites the com-
munity to take part in Field Day June 25 and 26, for
a weekend of operating high frequency radio "off the
The annual event, sponsored by the American
Radio Relay League, is hosted the last full weekend
of June with individual clubs throughout the United
States participating and competing by making two-
way contacts with other amateur radio stations.
The St. John club will be operating in Bethany on
St. John beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at
the home of NP20W, Gilly Grimes. St. John luinis"
will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators
who will be showing off their emergency capabilities
this weekend.
They invite the public to come and see ham radio's
new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC
radio license before the next disaster strikes.
Over the past year, the news has been full of reports
of ham radio operators providing critical communica-
tions during unexpected emergencies in towns across
America including the California wildfires, winter
storms, tornadoes and other events world-wide.
During Hurricane Katrina, Amateur Radio - of-
ten called "Ham Radio" - was often the only way
people could communicate, and hundreds of volun-
teer hluIni" traveled south to save lives and property.
When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio's people
are often the first to provide rescuers with critical in-
formation and communications.
On the weekend of June 25-26, the public will
have a chance to meet and talk with St. John ham
radio operators and see for themselves what the
Amateur Radio Service is about. Showing satellite
capabilities, voice communications and even histori-
cal Morse code, hams from across the USA will be

holding public demonstrations of emergency com-
munications abilities.
This annual event, called "Field Day" is the climax
of the week long "Amateur Radio Week" sponsored
by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur
Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham
operators will construct emergency stations in parks,
shopping malls, schools and backyards around the
Their slogan, "When All Else Fails, Ham Radio
Works" is more than just words to the hams as they
prove they can send messages in many forms without
the use of phone systems, internet or any other infra-
structure that can be compromised in a crisis.
More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across
the country participated in last year's event. "Radio
Hams" from St. John will join in this national de-
"We hope that people will come and see for them-
selves, this is not your grandfather's radio anymore,"
said Allen Pitts, W1AGP, of the ARRL. "The com-
munications that ham radio people can quickly create
have saved many lives when other systems failed or
were overloaded. And besides that - it's fun!"
There are more than 685,000 Amateur Radio li-
censees in the U.S., and more than 2.5 million around
the world. Through the ARRL's Amateur Radio
Emergency Services program, ham volunteers pro-
vide both emergency communications for thousands
of state and local emergency response agencies and
non-emergency community services too, all for free.
The public is invited to come, meet and talk with
the hams. See what modem Amateur Radio can do.
For directions, and more information call SJARC
President Paul Jordan at 513-3703
To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to www.

Saltwater Gypsy Closed for Summer,

Opening in New Location in October

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After enjoying a great season at the Lumber Yard, Laurie Toth
closed up her Saltwater Gypsy consignment shop on Friday, June
Toth's store filled a huge gap on St. John, offering gently-used,
hard-to-find items that would normally take a trip to St. Thomas
to procure.
"I've decided to close for slow season," said Toth. "I've been
well received and have had tremendous support from St. John so
far. I'm looking forward to opening at a new location in the fall
with a fresh outlook."
"This time around, I know what people are looking for and can
tailor my inventory towards their immediate needs," she said.
Although Toth is taking the summer off, she promised Saltwa-
ter Gypsy would be back in October, but in a new, as yet undeter-
mined, location.
To keep in contact with Toth and stay up on the latest Saltwater
Gypsy news, email her at

Jon Mundy Speaking at June 26
Unitarian Universalists Meeting

St. John Tradewinds
The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet at 9:45 a.m. each
Sunday in the great room at Gifft Hill School.
The guest speaker for Sunday, June 26 is Jon Mundy, UUF
minister and author of Living The Course In Miracles, who will
speak on "I'm nobody, who are you."
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VI Radio Amateurs Ready To Assist

with Disaster Communications

St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Territorial Emergency
Management Agency and radio
amateur clubs throughout the ter-
ritory have formed a working re-
lationship to enhance emergency
communications during disasters.
The goal of the relationship is to
assist VITEMA with development
and implementation of a series of
plans and activities which will en-
hance disaster communications.
"Amateur radio has a long his-
tory of providing public service,
especially in times of disasters,"
VITEMA Director Elton Lewis
said. "Before Twitter, before Fa-
cebook and other social media -
amateur radio has provided service
as an integral part of disaster pre-
paredness as far as communica-
tions is concerned. I welcome this
partnership with the VI. Amateur
Radio Clubs."
Lewis met with representatives
of the St. Croix Amateur Radio
Club last week to dialogue and to
lay the groundwork for amateur
radio operators in the territory
to partner with VITEMA before,
during and after disaster.
Many of the participating V.I.
amateurs are experienced veterans
of past disasters. "Ham radio" as
it is frequently called, has proven
its value in many past disasters by
being a major player in provid-
ing redundant communications. It
is often one of the few, if not the

only, form of communication after
major disasters, Lewis explained.
Ham radio operators are li-
censed by the Federal Communi-
cations Commission and are hob-
byists who utilize their talents to
promote their skills and assist the
public. They are only licensed to
communicate with other amateurs,
however, programs such as this
have proven especially valuable
to governmental agencies. Hams
are forbidden to profit monetarily
from their activities.
Local radio amateurs currently
have repeaters which provide
hand-held radio coverage over
most areas of the territory. There
are approximately 250 licensed
radio amateurs in the Virgin Is-
lands, of which about a third are
active. Hams also have long dis-
tance communication capabilities
by utilizing a radio wavelength
which skips off the ionosphere.
Participating radio amateurs
will work closely with VITEMA
personnel and be required to com-
plete many of the same disaster
readiness training classes as gov-
ernmental officials.
Once the program is estab-
lished and implemented, periodic
training and drill exercises will be
routinely held to assure maximum
disaster communications readi-
For more information contact
Lewis at 773-2244.

DHPR Summer Sports Camps Start June 27

Farmers from St.
Thomas and St. John
set up tables in the
lower parking area at the
Lumber Yard on Sunday,
June 12, at the first of
planned monthly markets.
Shoppers snatched
up fresh produce like
cucumbers, kale and
beets, above, as well as
an array of local jams
and jellies, at left. The
farmers will be back on
the second Sunday of
each month from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Tradewinds New Photos by Jaime Elliott

St. John Tradewinds
Department of Housing, Parks
and Recreation Commissioner St.
Claire Williams last week out-
lined his department's plans for
the 2011 Annual Summer Sports
Camps for the territory, sched-
uled to be conducted from June
27 through August 5.
There will be a total of 23
sports camps, one of which is on
St. John, and two sports clinics
for participants to receive skills
training in one or more sports.
"The camps are designed for
children with a true interest in a
variety of sports and recreational
activities and are open to boys
and girls, ages 7 through 15,"
said Williams. "DHPR's goals
for the camps are to ensure a fun,

safe, healthy, well-organized and
well-supervised program for all
children, to create an enjoyable
learning environment and to help
participants achieve a positive
self-image and to encourage cre-
ativity, a sense of learning and re-
spect for others."
DHPR encouraged early reg-
istration for the summer sports
camp programs given their popu-
larity. Space is limited. Applica-
tions may be obtained on St. John
at the Cruz Bay Recreation Cen-
ter. For more information, call
Outdoor Adventure Camp at
the St. John Recreation Center for
children between the ages of 7 and
15 will run from June 27 through
August 5, from 8 to 5 p.m.

Sizzling Summer Fashion

Hits the Virgin Islands Shores

St. John Tradewinds
The U.S. Virgin Islands will be
transformed into fashion central
when Signature by Terry Donovan
Events presents the debut of Sum-
mer Sizzle VI July 21-25.
The four-day event, dubbed the
ultimate fashion destination event
of the summer, will feature an ex-
citing line up of international and
local designers and models for a
week of style and glamour.
Noted international fashion de-
signer Tracy Reese and top British
menswear designer Andrew Buck-
ler along with Cesar Galindo and
Dominique Pearl from the Bravo
TV hit reality show "The Fashion
Show" will headline the event.
Roger Gary, Devon Scott,
Johnny Vincent and The Vessel by
Lois Samuel along with Trinidad's
Claudia Pegus and two of the
Virgin Islands very own talented
top designers, Andre Etienne and
Trefle Designs by Kristin Frazer
of the BVI will complete the line
up of designers who will be show-
cased at the event.
"We are very excited to be able
to bring Summer Sizzle VI to St.
Thomas," said Terry Donovan,
CEO of Signature by Terry Dono-
van Events. "We are sure we will
build with the community what
will become the most amazing
fashion destination event in the
Caribbean while highlighting the
U.S. Virgin Islands as the leading
summer destination. Our goal is to
create excitement during the sum-
mer months when our visitor rates
are down."
The four-day event will feature
a culture and style welcome pool
party on July 21 at Yacht Haven
Grande; a sunset white fashion
fete at Oceana Restaurant on July
22; all leading up to the most an-
ticipated fashion extravaganza,
"Global Glamour" on July 23 at
the Mark C. Marin Center at An-
tilles School which will feature
international supermodel Sessilee
Lopez and a cast of models from
top new York agencies including
Ford, IMG, Elite, Marilyn, DNA,
Major, Muse, Next and Red. They
will join local models that will be
selected at the upcoming casting

Model Sessilee Lopez

Summer Sizzle VI in collabo-
ration with will host
model castings on St. Thomas on
Saturday, June 18, at the Yacht
Haven Grande Esplanade from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Aspiring V.I. mod-
els will get a unique opportunity to
meet Wayne Sterling, founder and
editorial director of,
the leading modeling and fashion
industry on-line resource.
"We greatly look forward to the
experience of Summer Sizzle in
the USVI and will work rigorously
to bring the standards of Models.
com to the casting of the shows,"
said Sterling. "The U.S. Virgin
Islands represents a very exciting
emerging model market and we
anticipate discovering some world
class talent around the Summer

Sizzle VI events."
Summer Sizzle VI is spon-
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USVI Department of Tourism,
Fat Turtle, Ackley Media Group,
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Keeping Track of Crime

Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 1
Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 3
2nd Degree Burglaries: 22
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70
Grand Larcenies: 67
Rapes: 0

Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 0
Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 1
2nd Degree Burglaries: 4
3rd Degree Burglaries: 15
Grand Larcenies: 26
Rapes: 1

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A R T I 1E, L TD S E N E C A

Letters To St. John Tradewinds

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With all but $17.4 million remaining to close this
year's budget deficit, I am sure the governor and the
29th Legislature can come together to address the ter-
ritory's finances without massive layoffs. After all, in
the past, the situation has been far worse and we have
made it through with less pain than what seems to be
on the table today.
With so many demands on individuals, families
and businesses - from property taxes to high gaso-
line and utility costs and increases in fees - layoffs
or dismissals would be catastrophic. In my opinion,
there are less draconian options available.
The governor has said that change is necessary and
inevitable and that some of those changes have to be-
gin now. I will trust in the wisdom of the collaborative
process between Government House and the Legisla-
ture to make the requisite local changes. But that is
not enough!
Despite the terrible environment in Washington, I
am clear that I too owe it to my constituents to do
whatever I can to alleviate the burdens we will all
have to bear and to ensure that Virgin Islanders do not
lose in the process.
I have written to the governor and the Legislature
to inquire where they believe my office could be most
helpful and have made some suggestions to Governor
As those of you who follow House proceedings can
attest, I will continue to side with those who oppose
cuts to critical federal programs and I will actively
advocate for the 2012 appropriation requests that we
have supported that could be helpful to the territory
if passed.
I have redoubled efforts to ensure that the Virgin
Islands and other territories are not left out of any ini-
tiatives that might be passed in aid of the states, and
I will work with my fellow territorial delegates to see
if an Omnibus Territories Bill can be put together this
My staff and I have offered to work with all of the
local departments and agencies to help identify grants
and programs that could supplement local funding
and offset local budget cuts.
We will work with the administration to utilize any

One of the Best Ideas I've Heard in a Long Time

Recently here was an article in the Daily News
concerning the governor's desire to "eliminate" 500
Government employees. The governor's plan was to
authorize the department commissioners and directors
to terminate employees that are not doing their job.
That is one of the best ideas that I have heard in a
long time. Get rid of the employees that are not do-
ing their jobs. Many of these employees have enough
time in to retire but are just milking the system or they
don't have anything better to do.
Not only are they dysfunctional, they provide a
very negative work environment for the Government
employees who do want to do their job. It is very hard
to stay motivated when your co-workers are not doing

their jobs and, in many cases, being disruptive to the
office because they are not busy.
I hope that the employees' union can go along with
this rather than forcing the governor to lay off bet-
ter employees with less seniority. I also hope that the
Senators can get on board with this great way to im-
prove the function of our government while saving
us a lot money.
This will definitely will be beneficial to all con-
cerned. Maybe the employees who are let go can find
a job that they enjoy doing or if they retire, can go
work with a non-profit organization to spend their day
helping the community.
Greg Miller

remaining Recovery Act funding and to request that
any funding left would remain available until spent.
Legislation is about to be introduced to designate
the National Heritage Area for St. Croix which brings
with it access of up to $1 million dollars annually for
10 years.
My staff and I continue to offer help to our hos-
pitals, to work with others to advocate for programs
like an infrastructure bank, the surface transportation
reauthorization, and some key Congressional Black
Caucus initiatives that target help to chronically dis-
tressed communities. Along with my colleagues I will
continue to seek help for states and territories to alle-
viate the financial crises that threaten them all.
Much of this unfortunately depends on being able
to break through the gridlock in Washington, but on
the positive side, our President is committed to much
of what I have mentioned.
It is important for me to caution that under current
political and economic conditions, it is entirely unre-
alistic to look for any kind of federal bailout - from
gasoline taxes or anywhere else.
On the other hand we are fortunate that we have the
Diageo and Fortune Brand agreements which should
begin to increase revenue for the territory next year
and that we have an experienced and highly regarded
fiduciary agent who while now only over education
funds may be able to help us realize some efficiencies
and savings going forward.
As one of the Virgin Islands elected leaders, I would
be remiss if I did not exhaust every avenue available
to us to help weather this and any other storm.
Change is never easy and although some of the
changes that would be enacted will cause some pain
and sacrifice, as long as it is shared and trust can be
restored or strengthened, I have every confidence that
the people of the Virgin Islands will rise to this diffi-
cult challenge as we have done over the centuries.
If you want to share your thoughts and suggestions
with me on this matter, please reply to Donna.Chris- with "Help For The VI" in
the subject line or text to 202-288-3142.
Donna Christensen, Delegate to Congress

St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011 15

Letters To Tradewinds

Too Young To Speak Up for Himself

It is Tuesday, June 14, around 11:30 in the morning. The computer
room in the first floor of the annex building is quiet while students are
having their lunch in the cafeteria.
Suddenly the quiet is broken by a monitor who is dragging a nine-
year-old child. Next I see the child crying heartbroken. The monitor is
hitting him with his open hand. It is a difficult moment.
I know the child. He was my student last year in kindergarten. Some-
body in his family came from the Dominican Republic and gave the
child his Hispanic name, although he doesn't know what it means to be
This is a difficult child. Is not difficult to know he has been neglected.
Just to look at him and see his defensive expression and his bright eyes
that do not express more feeling than the need for survival.
What are we doing to this child? To me this is another expression of a
troubled kid who is being cornered by society. In this case the society of
Julius Sprauve Elementary School.
I have talked about this to the principals and I have never received an
answer or seen a reaction. After all, the child is only a very young person
who doesn't have a recourse at his young age and obviously his family
is not there for him. He is abused today and he will be abused tomorrow.
He is only nine years old and he is already behind in his school place-
There was a second teacher in the room when this episode happened.

Jaime Lembach
Teacher of Spanish at Julius E. Sprauve Elementary School

Father's Day

It's nice to take one day and celebrate the men who are true fathers.
When a child is conceived, the fun part has ended and the serious work
has begun.
Being an excellent father means getting up to feed, change, wash
clothes, go to the doctor, provide financially and play withyour baby. It's
an awesome responsibility given by our one and true heavenly Father.
There are good examples of fatherhood on the island. We must en-
courage and remember the sacrifices that they did to raise their children.
Even men who have not physically fathered a child have in some way
touched the lives of young boys and girls.
A father's love comes not only by the words he utters but also by the
deeds done. May all dads pursue a deeper relationship with their kids.
Keep up the good work and set the example for future fathers to emu-
Special note: For those who didn't know their fathers or didn't have
pleasant memories - lean on God, he'll take care of you.
Faithful learning
Asking for forgiveness when I mess up
Taking them to church and play
Hearing them call "Daddy" melts my heart
Entering the home and seeing them smile
Relaxing after a long day with them
Emmanuel Prince

The caption under Evelyn Matthias' picture in the obituary sec-
tion in the June 13-20 edition of St. John Tradewinds was incor-
rect. Tradewinds apologizes for the error.

A few years back I wrote an article called "Keep
Left, Drive Right." It was about safe driving on St.
John and directed mainly at tourists.
But, in it I asked, "who doesn't get a lump in their
throats when we hear the wail of the ambulance
echo across our valleys?" With an element of panic
we wonder where the kids are, if that old relative
has fallen or if your wife has really mashed up the
car this time.
We memorialized our friend, David Trahan, at
the Lime Inn last Sunday. He was a founding force
behind EMS ambulance service here and an inspira-
tion to the generations of emergency responders that
That afternoon, as we reminisced about David,

How much stuff can one person, family, business
or government accumulate? A lot.
We have rooms, basements, attics, backyards and
now storage facilities full of unused items. There
was a time when we gave away clothing, shoes,
books and even old vehicles. Now, we hold and
hoard in expectation of using them again.
The funny thing is, we never get around to us-
ing these castaways. Then they get rusty, moldy and
old. And we wonder, 'Why did I ever hold on this
It's very tough to let go of stuff physically. It's
dam impossible with emotional baggage. Words
and actions that have hurt us linger for many years.
Damaging our self-esteem and blocking healing.
Many wounds can't heal overnight but constant
forgiving helps to ease the pain. To bottle up one's
emotions takes away from: expressing true feelings;
clearing the air; and builds stress.
To confront issues in a positive way may mean

there came a brief siren salute from the street out-
side. In that moment, hit once again by the poignant
thoughts that mournful sound evokes, I realized that
for every injured motorist or cardiac patient there is
a small army of dedicated people who have trained
and studied and practiced to go help.
And so, next time you hear the ambulance siren
and follow the sound up the hill, then muffled going
down the other side, bouncing of the hillsides -
yes, think of the kids.
But, think of the first responders, too. And, think
of David, for in a way that's the sound of his soul
floating above our island.
Jeff Smith

writing it out on paper, speaking in a calm and re-
spectful manner and seeking wise counsel.
Self-storage can be good for a short-term use.
But as with most things in life, we keep piling stuff
up until one day there is an overload. Spring time
is over but that doesn't mean that you have to stop
Make a to-do list for your storage - whether it's
physical, emotional or mental. Give it away, sell it
or, if it's a physical matter, pray for a peaceful solu-
tion. The more we can empty ourselves, the more
good and beautiful things can come into our lives.
It won't be easy letting go. Some treasures are
hard to part with. But think about the good that
someone can get from using it. Take time to cel-
ebrate each giveaway, enjoy the sunset, a quiet mo-
ment, a sweet memory and begin again.

One Love,
Emmanuel Prince

Remembering David Trahan and All the EMTs

Self-Storage Cleaning

It's Festival Time: Cultural Splendor at Festival 2011

' The St. John
Festival officially
.got underway
" - last week as the
island's talented
,,- senior citizens
S hit the stage
, at the Winston
S'Wells ball field
"on Friday, June
17. Things were
in full swing by
Sunday, June 19,
when the St. John
Festival Princess
Selection Show
got underway.

16 St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011

Festival & Cultural Organization ofSt. John - ,

P.O. 'Box 1515, Cruz Bay N4
St. John, Virgin Islands 00831-1515
'Emaif: stiohnfestival@hotmai[.com _

"An Astronomical and Cultural Splendor in Heaven for Festival 2011"

festival ffaG e I Honorce: Ira ade 'W ad ksiffe'

Festival ood Fair Honoree: Joyce Sprauve

'estivahf Tarade tarshaf: Edna O'Coniwr- free:,mafi

SATURDAY, May 28, 2011 SUNDAY, June 26, 2011
Pan-o-Rama Food Fair & Coronation

FRIDAY, June 17, 2011
Senior Variety Show
SATURDAY, June 18, 2011
Festival Bike Race
SUNDAY, June 19, 2011
St. John Festival Prince & Princess 2011 Pageant
FRIDA Y, June 24, 2011
Festival Musical Mix featuring Tarrus Riley & Others
CSW PRODUC-TIONS: 340-643-4847/ 340-690-3102
SATURDA Y, June 25, 2011
St. John Festival Queen 2011 Selection Pageant
CONTACT PERSON: ENID DOWAY (340) .-'7)-0o788

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Chaperone Annette James has
been getting Blyden to practice
for hours each day and the work
"It's a lot of hard work," said
Blyden. "I've practiced sometimes
from 3 p.m. to midnight. But the
best part is getting to hang out
with the girls and getting to meet
so many new people."
Not at all intimidated by the
crowds sure to pack the Winston
Wells ball field for the selection
show, Blyden can't wait for the
"I'm not nervous at all," she
said. "I'm really excited for the
show. I can't wait to get up there
and dance and show everyone
what I can do."
Rounding out this year's com-
petition is contestant number five
Akela Frett, a 17-year-old recent
graduate of Ivanna Eudora Kean
High School who is heading off to
Deland, Florida, to attend Stetson
Frett will study business admin-
istration at college with the hopes
of preparing herself for a career
in banking. Her hours of practice
with chaperone Cubie George are
sure to prepare this Queen hopeful
for the rigors of college.
"It's been a lot of work," Frett
said about running for St. John
Festival Queen. "The best part of
the whole experience is getting to
know the other girls."
There are a few simple reasons
Frett would make a great Queen,
she explained.
"I am intelligent and I know
how to carry myself like a lady,"
she said. "I would be a great role
model for young girls."
The judges surely have their
work cut out for them, as all five
of these talented and beautiful
young ladies would make a great
St. John Festival Queen. No mat-
ter who wins, one thing is certain,
the St. John Festival Queen Selec-
tion Show - Saturday night, June
25, at Winston Wells ball field at 8
p.m. - should not be missed.

CONTArr PEnsoN: LEONA SMITH I.:411) (1;i0 30?'."
Boat Races
CONTACT PERSON: SLIM (340) 771- 2498
WEDNESDA Y, June 29,2011
Festival Village Opening
SUNDAY, July 3, 2011
Cultural Day
MONDAY, July 4,2011
Festival Parade 2011
Festival Fireworks Display

St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011 17

JFLI Pig Roast Fundraiser Set for June 25
Help ensure that John's Folly 16. The group's first pig roast
Learning Institute students make it raised $1,048 and a fish fry the fol-
back to Puerto Rico this summer lowing month upped their travel
and enjoy some delectable eats in fund another $581.
Coral Bay on Saturday, June 25. Stop by the Coral Bay triangle
JFLI is hosting a pig roast fund BBQ stand starting at 4:30 p.m. on
raiser for its Puerto Rico field trip June 15 for great food and live mu-
scheduled for August 10 through sic for a good cause.

Registration Open for JFLI Summer Camp
The John's Folly Learning Institute summer program is now accept-
ing campers as young as three years old!
JFLI offers a variety of summer camp activities ranging from com-
puter lessons, swimming lessons, arts and crafts, VI history and more.
Registration will be Monday, June 20, through Saturday, June 25, from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at JFLI Coral Bay. The JFLI summer camp will begin
on Monday, June 27.

JESS Promotes Ninth and Eighth Graders
Continued from Page 5

a dream deferred?"
While the decision was made
to not have a ninth grade at JESS
next year, that does not mean there
will never be a ninth grade at the
school again, explained DOE St.
Thomas/St. John District Superin-
tendent Janette Smith-Barry in her
"First of all, DOE has not said
that this is the last ninth grade at
JESS," said Smith-Barry. "DOE
said there will be no ninth grade
for the upcoming school year. The
primary reason for that is that St.
John parents, the majority of them,
are not sending their children to
JESS for ninth grade."
"We do not have the student
population to justify the resources
needed for the first year of moving
toward a high school diploma,"
she said. "We knew the decision
would be unpopular to some and
welcome to others. The bottom
line is change happens."
Switching her focus to the
graduating students, Smith-Barry
congratulated the ninth and eighth
grade JESS classes.
"You are all well on your way
to success," said Smith-Barry.
"There has never been a question
about the quality of education you
received on St. John."
Eighth grade salutatorian Ken-
nisha Estrado worked hard to get
the second best grade in her class.
"I worked really hard," said Es-
trado. "But this is the payoff for all
of that work and for listening to
my teachers and my parents. Get-
ting good grades is not a privilege,

it's something you have to work
hard for."
Devante Monsanto, the eighth
grade valedictorian, also learned
that hard work pays off.
"I was surprised to hear that I
had the best grade in the eighth
grade, but it shows you that hard
work pays off," said Monsanto.
"One thing that got me here is be-
ing serious in school. I do my work
in class and don't fool around."
As a tribute to the ninth grade
class, Aaliyah Carbon, Shemeara
Fahie and Adelto George sang a
beautiful rendition of "Hero" by
Mariah Carey.
Ninth grade salutatorian Nyree
Doway thanked her family and es-
pecially her mother for helping her
reach her goals.
"I want to thank all of the people
who encouraged me and especially
my mother who is my rock," said
Doway. "At JESS we are like one
big family and the staff is like our
parents. They try to guide us and
educate us."
Ninth grade valedictorian Ash-
ley Thomas learned many things at
JESS, not the least of which was
who she was as a person.
"I found out that I have a talent
- I can write," said Thomas. "I
write to express myself, my ideas
and my feelings. I have become
more confident and outgoing."
Following speeches by guest
speakers Lucille Parsons and Skip
Lockwood, the graduates were
handed their diplomas to raucous
cheers from the crowd. Congratu-
lations JESS graduates!

Police Log

LAND LINE: 911 /I(3M[lPSMSiTr 11i

Friday, June 10 being harassed and threatened. Telephone harass-
6:53 a.m. - A citizen c/r a break-in at Estate Su- ment.
sanaberg. Burglary in the third. 1:49 p.m. - An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that a
7:42 a.m. - An Estate John's Folly resident c/r woman threatened him on the phone. Disturbance
an auto accident in the area of Johnson Bay. Auto of the peace, threats.
accident. 5:30 p.m. - Badge #1105 p/ at Leander Jurgen
9:39 a.m. - An Estate Contant resident c/r a Command with one Eli Powell of Estate Chocolate
break-in at her residence. Burglary in the third. Hole, placed under arrest and charged with assault
4:05 p.m. - A St. Thomas resident p/r that some- in the third and simple possession. His bail was set
one took his wallet. Petit larceny,. at $25,000 by order of the court. He was detained
9:00 p.m. - VIPD officer p/ at Leander Jurgen at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported
Command with one Jeffrey Bleyor (unknown ad- to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas.
dress) placed under arrest and charged with DUI. 6:40 p.m. - A Bellevue Village resident p/r that
Sunday, June 12 she was involved in a disturbance. Disturbance of
2:31 a.m. - A Myrah Keating Smith Community the peace.
Health Center doctor c/r an assault victim at the 11:38 p.m. - A citizen c/r shots fired in the area
center. Assault in the third, of Estate Grunwald. Illegal discharge of firearm.
2:42 p.m. - An Estate Contant/Enighed resident Wednesday, June 15
p/r that her phone was stolen. Grand larceny. 10:27 a.m. - An Estate Mandahl resident p/r that
11:06 p.m. - A concerned citizen r/ that two he wants his wife to leave his residence. Distur-
tourists were being assaulted by two males in the bance of the peace, D.V
area of Wharfside Village. Assault and battery. 11:16 a.m. - An Estate Mandahl resident p/r that
Monday, June 13 she tripped in the area of Cruz Bay. Accidental in-
10:25 a.m. - A citizen p/r a stolen vessel. Unau- jury.
thorized use of vessel. 3:23 p.m. - A Coral Bay resident c/r that she
11:11 a.m. - A citizen c/requesting police assis- needed assistance to remove her son from her resi-
tance in Coral Bay. Police assistance. dence. Police assistance.
12:27 p.m. - A citizen p/r that she lost her docu- Thursday, June 16
ments. Lost documents. 11:11 p.m. - A Guinea Grove resident r/ that he
Tuesday, June 14 was assaulted in Cruz Bay. Assault in the third.
7:46 a.m. - A Calabash Boom resident c/r he Friday, June 17
was being chased by a machete. Disturbance of the 7:52 a.m. - A visitor from Ohio p/r that he was
peace, threats, assaulted in the area of Wharfside Village. Aggra-
10:05 a.m. - A Cruz Bay resident p/r that she is vated assault and battery.


Organization Seeks Information on Recent Crimes

St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help
to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows
something, they should say something. Even the
smallest bit of information may be just what law
enforcement needs to identify and arrest these
St. John
On June 4 at 4:57 a.m. at Sapphire Breeze Vil-
la at Estate Bethany, an armed robber forced his
way from the patio into the master bedroom. Af-
ter a brief scuffle with the father, his three chil-
dren entered the bedroom. The intruder waved his
gun, demanded money, and became enraged when
he discovered there was little to be had. He then
grabbed the victim's daughter by the arm and in-
structed her to show him out of the house. The in-
truder, described as a black male with short hair,

5'9" to 6' tall wearing a black T-shirt, black pants
and a mask, took $10 from the daughter before
leaving. If anyone saw a person that morning or
the night before fitting this description, please tell
Crime Stoppers so VIPD can put him behind bars.
St. Thomas
On May 20 around noon, the residents of 173-A-
10 Annas Retreat locked and secured their home.
Upon their return around 3 p.m., they discovered
their home had been burglarized. The burglar(s)
entered the home through the kitchen window and
stole a number of items such as jewelry, crystal,
rare coins, a laptop, a Wii game console, and a 46"
flat screen television. The burglar(s) exited through
the kitchen door.
Crime Stoppers currently has 20 unclaimed re-
wards. Anyone who submitted a tip, should check
to see if they qualify for a reward.

18 St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie
8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m.
3:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m

St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

Accommodations Jewelry
Caribbean Villas & Resorts R&I PATTON goldsmithing
tel. 1-800-338-0987 Located in Mongoose Junction
or locally 340-776-6152 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetaway-

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

VIVA Vacations
tel. 779-4250
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831

Islandia Real Estate
tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831

John McCann & Associates
tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115

Landscaping Located at Wharfside Landi
Alfredo's Landscaping www.RealEstateOnStJohn.c
Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Restaurants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Coral Bay Garden Center Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

r.O. Box 128 1TJ, V I 00831I

tel. 643-6348
T A i- & IiT i

Architecture a - .
Crane, Robert - Architect, AIA Property M mt
tel. 776-6356 Property Mgmt
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Cimmaron Property
Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 340-715-2666
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 St. John's Premier Property
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831 Manager

Fish Trap Restaurant
and Seafood Market
tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays

La Tapa Restaurant
tel. 693-7755
Open 7 Days a Week

Skinny Legs
"A Pretty OK Place"
tel. 340-779-4982

Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc.
Banking tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 un Dog Cafe
Scotiabank tel .
#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI Located at Mongoose Junction
The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Real Estate Retail
American Paradise Real Estatesy Consignment
BeautV/Spa tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 Saltwater Gypsy Consignment
Westin Resorts & Villas P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 Located in340) The Lumberyard244-8888
Spa Services

tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002

Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831

Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995

Holiday Homes of St. John
tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665
P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831

St. Johnimals
Island Pet Outfitter
Located at Wharfside Village

C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
Located in Coral Bay

Solar Electrical System
Continued from Page 7
iel, who is overseeing the latest grant.
"VIERS has always been a good steward
of energy efficiency," said Daniel. "We were
very impressed when we came out here and
saw what they were already doing. We were
excited that they applied for a new grant for
solar water heating systems and new solar
electric systems."
"We expect huge savings for VIERS and
we'll be monitoring their data so we'll be
able to tell exactly how much their savings
are," Daniel said.
As an environmental resource station,
VIERS is dedicated to energy efficiency,
but the camp is also a great place to educate
people about the technology, explained VI-
ERS operations manager Irving.
"When we installed the first photovoltaic
system eight years ago, right away we start-
ed seeing savings on all different fronts,"
said Irving. "Last month we installed four
new systems with the ARRA funds and V.I.
Energy Office grant. Amajor success of both
has been the education component."
"Hundreds of local school kids, scien-
tists from the states and many families pass
through here and we've been able to dem-
onstrate how these systems work and how
they can be implemented, in a camp setting
like this, but also in their own homes," Ir-
ving said.
VI. Energy Office officials have set an

Baha'i Community of St. John
For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. Friday; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291

Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m.

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas . 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday i .r ir..- 10 a.m. Sunday,

ambitious energy efficiency goal for the ter-
ritory to meet over the next few years, ex-
plained Karl Knight.
"Our goal is 60 percent reduction in fossil
fuel usage by the year 2025," said the new
V.I. Energy Office director. "There are sev-
eral incremental steps we'll have to take to
get there and one large component of that
is energy conservation. Another component
of that deals with clean energy sources like
solar, wind and waste to energy."
"There is great potential for solar use in
the territory," said Knight. "The sun is abun-
dant and we might as well harness it."
Irving led the group on a tour of the VI-
ERS camp, pointing out four independent
solar hot water heater systems and three
arrays of solar electrical systems along the
way. The camp's fourth solar electrical sys-
tem array is located at VIERS' wet lab at
Great Lameshur Bay, which needs constant
energy for on-going experiments, explained
The original photovoltaic system is a 1.8
kW system which stores energy in batteries.
The new 5.38 kW solar electric system is a
net metering Enphase Energy System with
all panels having their own inverters. The
new system will allow VIERS staff to moni-
tor the performance of each solar panel via
the internet, Irving explained.
For more information on VIERS check
out For more informa-
tion on VI. Energy Office check out www.

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. 776-6339

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday, 779-4477

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, 776-6332

Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill School
Call 774-8617


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Classifieds I






Sizes to 10' x 12'
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445

large or small retail or
office spaces.
Call Albert at 693-8590

New Office / Retail
Space for Lease
Excellent Location near
Town and Westin
Join busy Bank, Day Spa
& Gourmet Market
448 sq. ft. 1-3 person
office or retail $1,450/mo.
1,036 ft. 3-5 person office
or retail $2,450/mo.
Call Marty at 776-7777
or email: martv@islandia



Cruz Bay:
* Very large efficiency apt
* One bedroom, one bath,
washer, $1350
* Two bedroom, one bath,
w/d, $1600
* Two bedroom, one bath,
washer, Fish Bay, $1800
* Three bedroom, two
bath, w/d, $1700
* Three bedroom, one
bath, large deck $1950
* Three bedroom, two
bath, pool, w/d, $2800
* Three bedroom house,
w/d, great view, $3500

Coral Bay:
* Efficiency apt $700
* One bedroom, one bath
* One bedroom, one bath
Check out www.stjohnlive.
corn for more details.

Beautiful, secluded stu-
dio cottage in Carolina,
spectacular views of Coral
Bay and Drake's Passage.
$1500/mo available 1 July,
2011. Please call Kiana
512.535.7185 or email

Two bedroom apartment
- long-term, airy, great
view. Walk to Cruz Bay
and Westin. $1,000 month,
first, last, security and lease
required. Call 998-7998.

2-3 BR House on Bordeaux
Mt., beautifully maintained
with amazing views of BVIs.
Available 7/1 for $2000-
$2,500 + Electric. Contact
Mark for more info at
732-804-0600, or email
mark@markofexcellence. corn

New large 2BR, large bath,
off-street parking, ceiling
fans, microwave, security
lights, spacious porch,
gorgeous view overlooking
Westin, $1800/month
or 678-715-1129

Two bedroom apartment in
Bethany overlooking Westin
with A/C. Call 690-1104

Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 227-9574

Get the picture with DISH
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Land for sale by owner.
Estate Grunwald $49,500.
0.25 acres, paved access,
five minutes to town.

Found and salvaged motor
boat located in Coral Bay
area. VI registration #0749-
TA. Call Sekou Magras
643-8398 or Raquida Magras

Suzuki Island Car for Sale:
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20 St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011

Community Calendar

St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient-
ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885.

Monday, June 20 through Monday, June 27
- The Department of Health's Environmental Health Division
last week released the following deadline dates for potential ven-
dors to seek health permits for events of the annual Fourth of July
Festival on St. John.
The deadlines are listed according to the event:
* Winston Wells Ballpark - Monday, June 20
* Food Fair - Wednesday, June 22
* Festival Village - Friday, June 24
* Boat Race - Wednesday, June 22
* J'ouvert - Monday, June 27
* Parade - Monday, June 27
June 20-Julyl
- SJSA will be hosting a two-week Summer Arts Camp en-
titled Spirits of the Tainos from Monday, June 20, through July 1.
The camp will meet Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 25
- The St. John Festival Queen Show is Saturday, June 25, at 8
p.m. at Winston Wells ball park.
- Help ensure that John's Folly Learning Institute students
make it back to Puerto Rico this summer and enjoy some delec-
table eats in Coral Bay on Saturday, June 25.
- The St. John Amateur Radio Club invites the community to
take part in Field Day June 25 and 26, for a weekend of operating
high frequency radio "off the grid."
Sunday, June 26
- The St. John Festival Food Fair is Sunday, June 26, at 1 p.m.
at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay.
- Buy raffle tickets for the chance to win great prizes at Keep
Me Posted, Aqua Bistro and Connections in both Cruz Bay and
Coral Bay. The drawing will be at Aqua Bistro on Sunday, June
26, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 775-1727.
Monday, June 27
- The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting one more
Planning Discussion Meeting on Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in
room six at Guy Benjamin School.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcohol-
ics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m
on Tuesday; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral

Narcotics Anonymous has open 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.

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1 Lets go by, as a chance
9 Like some eyeglass
16 Short race
20 Emerge again
21 Medium tempo
22 Not tricked by
23 ... Nuclear Physics
25 Needle-nosed fishes
26 "Grand" instruments
27 Speak ill of, in slang
28 O.J. Simpson trial judge
29 Cuban salsa singer Cruz
30 People who may share
32 ... the Symphony
35 McKellen of "Scandal"
36 Like the pope: Abbr.
37 Become laryngitic
38 ... Organized Crime
44 Wd. with the same
45 Luggage screeners' org.
46 Lobbies with glass ceil-
47 Ease off
48 Motor noise
50 Senora Per6n
53 Golfer's first stroke
56 - -jongg
58 ... Modern China
63 S&L options
64 TV actress Arthur
66 Ease off
68 "False!"
69 Tantrum
70 ... Country Music
73 Lady Liberty's land

74 Win by - (barely tri-
76 Clay worker
77 Univ. e-mail ending
78 Garden of -
79 ... History
81 Nestl6's - -Caps
83 Napping audibly
85 Wear for a messy meal
86 Small inlet
88 Employer of many CPAs
90 Dorothy, to Em
91 Father's Day honorees
94 Exam room noises
96 ... Modern Genetics
100 Tremendous
103 Actor Mischa
104 "The Raven" penner
105 ... Fitness
107 Libra
113 Shaw of jazz clarinet
114 Former Ford
115 "Either he goes - go"
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117 Early 16th-century
118 ... the United States
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canvas shelter
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By Frank A. Longo

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4 Exhausted
5 Derby city
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7 Old Egypt-Syr. alliance
8 Wisdom
9 Cross words
10 Suffix with brilliant
11 32nd prez
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13 Bill worth 100 clams
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15 Was ahead
16 Folded-over page corner
17 Investment firm worker
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19 Biblical cry of praise
24 Scale notes
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31 Fraternity "T"
32 First mo.
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in a chat room
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36 Supper club
38 Queen of rap
39 Of the womb
40 Maker
41 SWAK part
42 Slangy approval
43 Aptiva maker
44 Dirty streak
49 New no more
51 Vehicles
for large families
52 - -Z (totally)
54 Kobe sash
55 Seduce
57 Toast starter
59 Essentials
60 Hit the books

61 Very nature
62 Hardly the saintly type
65 Secret love affairs
67 More hokey, as a joke
70 "Star Wars" knight
71 "Who's there?" reply
72 Quick trot
75 Cry out loud
78 Activist Brockovich
80 Malia or Sasha
82 The "O" of NATO:
84 Not divided
87 "Son of -!"
89 Clever, specious rea-
91 Crib clothes
92 Prize getter
93 Division
95 Modern Greek
97 Mr. -
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98 Caviar base
99 Loggins & -
("Your Mama Don't
Dance" duo)
101 Aspen sport
102 Bullring holler
103 - Doria (ill-fated liner)
106 Bikini Island, e.g.
107 Lilt syllable
108 Italian for "hundred"
109 Neurotic worrying
110 Unleash upon
111 School, in Paris
112 More rational
115 Fell behind financially
118 Zeus or Thor
119 Ben- -
120 Eden exile
121 "Te- -!"

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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Left to Right) SBDC Associate State Director Lucy Holifield, State
Director Leonor Dottin show Beth Schmidt around UVI's new St.
John Academic Center.

SBDC Open House Draws

Crowd To The Marketplace

St. John Tradewinds
The University of the Virgin Islands'
Small Business Development Center
hosted an open house on St. John last
SBDC Officials welcomed anyone in-
terested in the center's services to check
out UVI's new St. John Academic Cen-
ter on the third floor of The Marketplace
on Friday, June 17.
"A lot of people have come by to
check out the space," said SBDC state
director Leonor Dottin. "We are really
excited to welcome people here and to
offer more of our services on St. John.
We're happy that the St. John business

community won't have to go to St.
Thomas to take advantage of our ser-
vices any longer."
Small business owner Beth Schmidt
was one of the residents who dropped in
at the open house.
"I was here at The Marketplace and
I didn't even know they were up here,"
said Schmidt. "I came in and everyone
was so friendly and nice. I'm looking to
grow my business and am excited to use
some of these resources."
For now SBDC is open on St. John
the first and third Wednesday of each
month by appointment. To make an ap-
pointment call 776-3206.

John McCann &' Assoc.11,,-
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at GBS, is here today," said Sibilly. "He has
many years of experience and I know his ef-
forts will continue here at GBS."
Second honor student Maeven Parsil
learned more than just academics at GBS,
she explained.
"I also learned kindness and respect,"
Parsil said. "The students are all friends here
and there are so many activities. GBS has
been a great base for us to start our educa-
First honor student Marissa Muilenburg
offered a philosophical perspective on the
ending of elementary school for her fellow
"We are all sad to leave GBS, but when

one door closes another one opens," said
Muilenburg. "We will all have other great
schools to attend."
Muilenburg also shared some memories
from her years at GBS before celebrating
with her classmates.
"We did it," she said.
Guest speaker Kamaria Penn, who gradu-
ated from GBS in 2002, told the students to
remain focused on their education despite
the distractions sure to come their way over
the next few years.
Tears of joy from parents and well-wish-
ers were mixed with tears of sadness as
teachers and faculty members bid farewell
to Wells with a special song before the GBS
sixth grade class of 2011 exited the church
looking forward to seventh grade.

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"Beach Cottage" - Nestled into "Bordeaux Mountain House"
the wooded hillside ovedooking a spectacular mountain top loca-
Great Cruz Bay, this cozy and tion with cool breezes, excep-
handsome 2 bedroom cottage tional BVI views privacy &
Features a flexible layout with tranquility yet ris custom
separate one bedroom apart- designed villa is only a short ride
meant on lower level, A grassy, to Cruz Bay. Coral Bay and the
landscaped lawn leads to the north shore National Parx
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boating. Additional access is dence features an elegant stone
deeded at the community beach & masonry main house plus a
and dinghy landing just steps large guest house. pool & spa all
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"Zoolenvaal Cottages"- A
unique St. John property with
850' of waterfront, including a
white powder sand beach.
Almost 5 acres at pristine Hurri-
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is a National Marine Monument -
forever protected. There are 4
shori term rental cottages of
masonry construction and in
excellent condition. One is right
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20 acre parcel also avallIble

"El Cielo" - This new masonry home has an ideal location in every way.
Midway between Cruz Bay & Coral Bay this 4 bedroom home is perched on
a lal ridge just above Upper Peter Bay & has National Park land to the north
and easl to insure quiet and privacy. Graceful arches frame the sweeping
views from Lovango Cay to Jost van Dyke. A large deck with pool is
accessed from the living room & master bedroom. Features include custom
mahogany doors & windows air conditioned bedrooms A an office 12.39M.
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truly picturesque & idyllic tropical site. Two master suites separated by a
central great room which includes kitchen, dining and living areas, all
opening up to an oversize deck with covered outdoor dining and a sunken
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"Squire's Cottage" - Is a delightful and whimsical stone collage wilh
separate guest quarters in Chocolale Hole Wesl. a short drive from Cruz
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floors brick courtyard custom light fixtures large closets custom haid
wood doors 8 windows, stainless appliances. carrthedral ceilings. stale roof
and deeded rights to two beaches The one level main house is
handicapped friendly Separate guest apanment S1.100Ml
-' "Fish Beach" - a brand new Mediterranean Style two Dedroomn uilury pool
villa at Cocoloba Beach Estates, private waterfront neighborhood with
community beach parcel & dock bordering the National Parl near Reef Bay
yel near all the amenities of Cruz Bay. Villa features premium finishes and
cook s kitchen with stone countertops and staginess steel appliances and
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"Cloud 9 Villa" - Spectacular sunsets and breathtaking views over Piilsbury
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masonry home with pool spa. air conditioning Wi-Fi & large, new sun deck
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bedrooms adloin the pool deck and a comfy loft is accessed from trie living
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"_ "Palm Terrace Condos"- Some of the most spacious co-los or SI John,
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"Zootervaal 20 Acres" - National Park adjoinrts his twenty acre estate sized parcel insuring green
space and privacy in quiet surroundings. Beautiful water views over the National Marine Monument
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GOLDEN DRAGON - Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds/4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous. $1,775,000.

AURORA - Enjoy 180� views, from Great Cruz to St.
Thomas, from this masonry 4 bdm/4 bath villa in Contant
Point. Great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor patios,
excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000.
CALYPSO del SOL - Successful rental villa w/excellent
Chocolate Hole views, 3 bd/bath suites, A/C, newer
masonry construction, beautiful pool & hot tub, terrific large
screened porch. $1,950,000.
SALE!- A delightful 2 bdrm/2 bath pool villa nestled high
on the hillside in the prime neighborhood of Great Cruz
Bay. Offering privacy, vibrant sunsets, gourmet kitchen,
60' covered veranda & sunny pool. Catered To's top rental
villa. $1,295,000.
location on Bovacoap Pt! Spacious 2 bdrm main house w/
lap pool & spa, plus a separate caretaker. Panoramic views,
privacy & successful vacation rental. ONLY $995,000.
RILEY'S RETREAT - Amazing views of St. Thomas &
sunsets fr/this beautifully remodeled 6 bdrm/5 bath villaw/
high quality amenities, pool, spa, close to town. $1,899,000.
A BEST BUY! - Well built, poured concrete cottage w/
lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Caroli . Tile
floor . , tters,
flat =Ua.epie ior future
garage & expansion. Only $320,000.
NEW on the Market! - CARA MIA - Stone 3 bd/3.5
bath pool villa in prestigious Pt. Rendezvous. Equal sized
bdrms, full A/C, brick patios, mahogany doors, travertine
floors, slate roof, popular turn-key rental villa. $1,925,000.
Reduced! REEF BAY VIEW - Absolutely stunning east-
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4 bd/3 bath, pool, spa, rental history. $1,395,000.
LIZARD HILL - A one of a kind villa, high above Cinna-
mon Bay & surrounded by Nat'l Pk. land. Enjoy the exclu-
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access from this 3 bd/3 bath, with pool & caretaker's cot-
tage nestled on over 1 acre in Catherineberg. $3,100,000.
w/adjacent parcels for additional development in Cruz Bay,
newly renovated & well maintained. Only $490,000.
WATERFRONT with DOCK - Masonry 3 bed/2bath
home on Ig. flat lot, with direct access to Fish Bay at your
doorstep. Now only $920,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS - 7 bd/7.5 baths, 2 swimming
pools, 2 hot tubs, tennis court, walk to Chocolate Hole
beach, impressive vacation rental history. $2,999,500.
REDUCED!- Well built Bordeaux Mt. home with 3 bd/
2 bath, Ig. covered porch, southerly views, Ig. trees, very
gentle slope, room for expansion. $525,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE - Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, with a 1960's home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot.

POINT RENDEZVOUS - Newer masonry villa w/easterly
views to Ram Head, 3 bd, 2 baths, Ig. covered deck, spa,
vacation rental history, room for expansion. $1,595,000.
WINDSONG - Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000.
BOATMAN POINT - Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $2,795,000.
JOE'S DINER - St. John's oldest restaurant is looking for
a new owner. Serving breakfast, lunch & drinks since 1972,
and located in the center of Cruz Bay. Call CBR.
WESTIN TIMESHARES - Resale units, most weeks &
sizes available for under market value. Call us!
LAVENDER HILL - Tropical 2 bd/2bath penthouse unit
w/wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $899,000.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
GALLOWS POINT CONDO - Waterfront, 1 bd/lbath
condo in resort setting, pool, beach. Only $485K.
LEINSTER BAY - Off the beaten track w/views. $199K.
BARGAIN in PASTORY! - Moderate slope, 1/3 acre,
close to town. Only $76,500.
Oversized WATERFRONT parcel in Dreekets Bay w/
amazing BVI views! A bargain at $695K.
LUSH BORDEAUX MT. parcels w/views. $150K-$285K.
SUNSET VIEWS- close to town, easy build. Only $159K.
LOTSTO CHOOSE FROM in Fish Bay- Starting at $108K.
KLEIN BAY- Prestigious area w/common beach. $675K.
SIDE-BY-SIDE flat parcels in Johnston Bay- $220K ea.
CAROLINA. EDEN. CALABASH - Nice selection of
affordable parcels. Starting at $84K.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
GLUCKSBERG - Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., Ig. trees. $125K.
ZOOTENVAAL-H hurricane Holeviews, pavedroad.$400K.
PARCEL 300-69C GREAT CRUZ BAY - Prime 1.05 acre
site w/fantastic harbor views, walk to dinghy landing & ar-
chitectural plans. A steal at $595K.
WATERFRONT on MONTE BAY- Spectacular 13.44 ac.
site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000.
AFFORDABLEPARCELS-in Est. Grunwald &Adrian. Easy
building sites, close to town. Starting at $75,000. Call Today!
DITLEFF POINT - Extraordinary sites on magnificent
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000.
PT. RENDEZVOUS- Outstanding views. $275K & $415K.
BANK OWNED PARCELS - Chocolate Hole, priced to
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features 4
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timate lac. 7br 7.5 bth compound:
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& two beauti-
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Deeded ac-
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$2,999,500 rental history.
"WINDCHIME" is an very private 1.4
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water views in a private setting,
4 master
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.fers addition-
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"VILLA MOLLO" Deeded beach
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5 bdrm stone
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-- - beach. Gor-
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"SOUTHERN CROSS"- Big south-
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Additional land
$1,259,000 available.
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$ Bay and the
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short term
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(3x3.5) privacy, pool & spa, plus deed-
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Quiet neigh-
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"CASA YAYA" - Big-view villa on
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$1,200,000 from every room.

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24 St. John Tradewinds, June 20-26, 2011

JetBlue Offering New Flights from Boston and San Juan Starting in Dec.

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The Department of Tourism
announced last week that JetBlue
Airways, the popular value air car-
rier, will begin serving the territory
for the first time later this year.
At a press conference in San
Juan on Thursday afternoon, June
16, JetBlue outlined plans to open
three new routes to the territory
that will provide an increase in re-
gional and stateside airlift just in
time for winter season. The new
flights represent an addition of
more than 88,000 seats to the terri-
tory annually.
In addition to the new service
from San Juan, the airline will
make it easier than ever for New
Englanders to visit the U.S. Vir-
gin Islands with plans to launch
service between Boston and St.
Thomas this winter.
Effective December 15, 2011,
the airline will launch daily flights
between Boston Logan Interna-
tional Airport and St. Thomas
International Airport. The flights
from Logan International Airport
will operate for the winter season
with five weekly departures begin-
ning December 15.
JetBlue's flights from San Juan

will be operated with the airline's
quiet and fuel efficient 100-seat
Embraer 190 aircraft, while flights
from Boston will be operated with
the airline's Airbus A320 fleet.
Flights for all three new routes are
now on sale at
"We are extremely pleased that
JetBlue will launch new service
to the U.S. Virgin Islands both re-
gionally and with dedicated state-
side service," said Governor John
"In developing the new service,
we have always been mindful that
consistent cost-effective air ser-
vice to/from San Juan provides an
important economic and tourism
function for our local community
and businesses," DOT Commis-
sioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty
said. "The added capacity created
by this new JetBlue service to both
St. Croix and St. Thomas will not
only allow us to maximize the in-
bound market from Puerto Rico
and market to potential visitors
connecting through San Juan, but
it also provides additional flights
for Virgin Islanders traveling to
Puerto Rico."
"Furthermore, JetBlue's service
from the Boston market represents

USVI: One of Best Vacation Spots
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Tourism announced last week that the territory
was selected as one of the "Best Destinations in the USA," in the first-
ever U.S. News and World Report "Best Vacations" rankings.
This list of 2011-2012 rankings was created to provide prospective
travelers with a collection of the most popular travel spots around the
world. The territory received recognition in three of the 11 categories in
the USA rankings: "Best Destinations," "Best Beaches" and "Best Fam-
ily Beach Vacations."
A total of 49 U.S. destinations were analyzed, but only a select few
were identified as the publication's "Best Vacations" award recipients.
These recipients, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, are destinations with
a record of outstanding traveler satisfaction.
"U.S. News & World Report is a leading national and international
news outlet and we are delighted to be included in this list of rankings,"
said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. "This recognition
underscores the broad appeal of our islands as we continue to ensure that
the USVI remains top of mind among visitors."
The U.S. News & World Report "Best Vacations" rankings identify
the best vacations based on an unbiased methodology. Two factors are
combined to determine how each destination ranks - how strongly a
collection of published travel writers recommend the destination, and
how strongly U.S. News Travel website users (consumers) recommend
the destination.
U.S. News & World Report U.S. Virgin Islands Award Rankings:
Ranked #7 in Best Destinations in the USA; Ranked # 2 in Best Beaches;
Ranked # 9 in Best Family Beach Vacations.
For the full list of vacation rankings visit

an increase in weekly airlift and
will help us effectively meet the
growing demand for travel to the

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U.S. Virgin Islands from the New
England region," said Doty. "We
look forward to working closely


with the JetBlue team to make
these new routes a success for both
the airline and the destination."

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