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June 27-July 3, 2011
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 * St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Food Fair Honoree
Pages 2-3
Miss St. John Selection
Page 5
St. John Princess Show
Page 4
Festival Bike Race
Page 7
STT/STJ Chamber
of Commerce
Fights Another
Increase in Gross
Receipts Tax
Page 8
Georgia Triplets
Raise More Than
$1,600 for Local
Animal Shelter
Page 11

V.I. Park Trails
Looking Better
Thanks to SCA
Page 10



Festival Food Fair
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds -
Crowds braved a few showers on Sunday af- .
ternoon, June 26, in order to enjoy the bounty of
Food Fair and Coronation for "An Astronomi-
cal and Cultural Splendor in Heaven for Festival -
Food Fair honoree Joyce Sprauve thanked the
crowd and encouraged everyone to try her fa-
mous whelks and mango tarts. Lieutenant Gov-
ernor Greg Francis and his wife Cheryl were on
island for the festivities. OW
While Cruz Bay's Frank Powell Park remains
closed for renovations, the Food Fair was hosted .-
this year along the waterfront and in the street
in front of the Post Office, both of which were
closed to traffic.
The Love City Pan Dragons kept the crowd
entertained, while local delicacies like conch in I
butter sauce, stew chicken, and pates were dished
up for fair-goers.
Emcee Alecia Wells kept the program run-
ning smoothly as recently-elected St. John Fes-
tival Princess 2011 Ashyria Kelly was crowned
with the help of 2010 Princess Destini Garcia and f
Cheryl Francis.
Francis also helped 2010 St. John Festival
Queen Shante Monsanto Weeks place a tower-
ing crown on 2011 Festival Queen Kinia Blyden.
Kelly joined Lt. Gov. Francis and Blyden in cut-
ting a red ribbon to officially open Food Fair .
More Food Fair Inside: Pages 2-3 .
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald

2 St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011

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

Summer Sports Camp Starts June 27

Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation Commissioner
St. Claire Williams outlined his department's plans for the 2011
Annual Summer Sports Camps for the territory, scheduled 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 train-
ing 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 creativity, a sense of learning and re-
spect for others."
DHPR encouraged early registration for the summer sports
camp programs given their popularity. Space is limited. Applica-
tions may be obtained on St. John at the Cruz Bay Recreation Cen-
ter. For more information, call 774-0255.
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.

Children's Festival Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Rotary Club-sponsored Chil-
dren's Carnival Village. The organization seeks volunteers for five
nights, starting on June 29. Contact Joan Birmingham at 776-6182
or 779-4228 to be assigned to a night and time.

Dennis Hart's Shark Mobile Auction

Set for July 10 at High Tide

Stop by High Tide on Sunday, July 10, at 4 p.m. for the chance
to take home Dennis Hart's famous Shark Mobile.
Hart passed away last month and his widow Angie is hoping
to auction off his beloved vehicle to raise funds to cover his last
expenses. Angie is also planning to raffle off one of Hart's original
Stop by High Tide for the chance to win original art work, the
chance to drive home a truly one-of-a-kind ride and help make life
a little easier for Angie Hart.
See you there!

The Love City Pan
Dragon's entertained the
crowd during Food Fair
2011, above, as festival
vendors chatted to event-
goers, left, about local
herbs, plants and sauces.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Tristan Ewald

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St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011

St. JohnTradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewaldl

Si'r ' , This year's Food Fair Honoree Joyce Sprauve, left, accepts her award during the open
P , , of Food Fair 2011. A colorful selection of local jams, jellies and sauces were available
y . * ,' , . i " k from vendor Sonia Sprauve, above.

Joyce Sprauve Is St. John Festival Food Fair Honoree 2011

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
This year's St. John Festival
Food Fair honoree found her true
passion only after trying her hand
at several different careers first.
Joyce Sprauve has been cook-
ing up johnny cakes, pates and
more for the St. John Festival and
Cultural Organization's conces-
sion stands for years. Sprauve has
also had an impact on generations
of Love City's budding cooks as
the home economics teacher at the
Julius E. Sprauve School for the
past 21 years.
"We chose Joyce Sprauve as the
Food Fair Honoree because of all
of the dedicated service she has
done for the St. John Festival and
Cultural Organization," said the
group's chairperson Leona Smith.
"She made the johnny cakes and
pates that we sold at the conces-
sion stand for years. She is also
known for her prepared delicacies
like jam and preserves."
In addition to her work at JESS
and for the Festival Organization,
Sprauve has also been keeping her-
self busy with her new enterprise
Taste of Love City, located across

from the entrance to the Enighed
Pond Marine Facility, which she
runs with Dariel Bastian.
Sprauve was honestly a little
surprised when she read in the
newspaper that she was this year's
Food Fair honoree, she explained.
"I would like to thank the St.
John Festival and Cultural Orga-
nization for honoring me," said
Sprauve. "I've known all of them
for many years and at first when
Leona asked me I was like, 'I don't
know.' And the next thing you
know it's in the newspaper that
I'm going to be the honoree."
"I asked Leona and she said, 'I
knew you were going to do it,'"
Sprauve said.
Sprauve first honed her cooking
skills at Daniel's Restaurant, run
by her aunt and uncle in the Pine
Peace area in the 1970s.
"I was born on Tortola and
when I came down to St. John, I
didn't come to work in my aunt's
restaurant," she said. "But after
they opened the restaurant, I de-
cided that I wanted to learn how to
cook real good. By going to work
every day there I really did learn
a lot."

With a bevy of kitchen knowl-
edge now under belt, Sprauve set
out for New York City where she
got certified in cosmetology and
lived for a year and a half before
returning to Love City. After a few
years of doing hair in a St. John
salon, Sprauve longed to do some-
thing different, she explained.
"I loved doing hair, but it just
wasn't me," said Sprauve. "It was
just not what I really wanted to do.
I wanted a job where I didn't have
to hassle people for money."
"So I decided to go away and do
something else," she said.
After taking a few accounting
classes at the University of the Vir-
gin Islands, Sprauve moved to the
nation's capitol where she earned
a degree in home economics from
the University of the District of
"After I got my degree, Yvonne
Wells, who was the principal at
JESS at the time, asked me if I
would like work back home," said
Sprauve. "So I came back home
to a job and I've been there ever
More than two decades later,
Sprauve still loves welcoming stu-

dents to her classroom every day.
"I love what I'm doing so I
love my job; that is why I am still
there," she said. "I love to cook
and I love to sew and I love to take
other people's recipes and fix them
to my likings. I've tried so many
recipes that didn't come out really
"So then you just have to add
something or take something away
to make it just right and that is the
fun part," said Sprauve.
Johnny cake is Sprauve's fa-
vorite dish to prepare with her stu-
dents, she added.
"My favorite food to make with
my students is johnny cake because
I love teaching them local dishes,"
said Sprauve. "It's a simple recipe
but you have to play with it to get
it right."
At home, Sprauve often whips
up favorite dishes like boil fish
and fungi, or pick up salt fish with
dumplings and green bananas.
Anyone who missed Sprauve's
stand at Food Fair on Sunday af-
ternoon, June 26, be sure to stop
by Taste of Love City across from
the entrance to Enighed Pond Ma-
rine Facility for some of her fan-

tastic cooking. Taste of Love City
is open Monday through Saturday
from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday is
pate day when the eatery is open
from 6 a.m. to noon.

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Community Calendar...........20
Crime Stoppers ................ 17
Crossword Puzzle ............. 20
Ferry Schedules ............... 18
Letters ......................... 14-15
Obituary ....................... 14
Police Log ........................ 17
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St. John Festival Princess Ashyria Kelly, center, poses with fellow contestants Raven
Phillips-Love, left, and A'Jahni Jeffers, right.

Ashyria Kelly Crowned St. John Festival Princess

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After all the songs were sung,
the dances danced, and the points
tallied on Sunday night, June 19,
St. John welcomed eight-year-old
Ashyria Kelly as its newest mem-
ber of royalty.
Kelly, contestant number two,
was crowned St. John Festival
Princess at the culmination of an
entertaining and competitive selec-
tion show on June 19 at Winston
Wells ball field. Kelly also won the
best evening wear, question and
answer and the all important best
storybook - worth 100 points -
segments of the show.
Contestant number one A'Jahni
Jeffers was named most pho-
togenic of the night and Raven
Phillips-Love, contestant number
three, took home the titles of Miss
Congeniality and Miss Coopera-
While there could only be one
young lady crowned "Princess" on
June 19, all three contestants put
on a great show. St. John Festi-
val Princess 2010 Destini Garcia
welcomed the large crowd and
introduced the hilarious master of
ceremonies George Wilcott, who

worked hard all night to keep the
audience in stitches.
An impressive introductory
presentation, choreographed by
Jordan Beason and lesha Dawson,
featured Tyreke Morton showing
off his stilt-walking skills per-
forming as a Mocko Jumbie, the
St. John Festival Jr. Dancers and
this year's princess contestants.
Jeffers, an eight-year-old third
grader at Guy Benjamin School,
introduced herself to the crowd as
"cultural cotton candy" full of tra-
ditional sweetness ready to enter-
tain the crowd in her presentation
Kelly, whose sister Danielle was
crowned St. John Festival Princess
2009, is a third grader at the Julius
E. Sprauve School who promised
in the opening act to "bring my
culture, music and a small part
of my history" to life during the
"I am a sweet symphony of a
Festival Princess," said Kelly.
Phillips-Love, a 12-year-old
seventh grader at JESS, loves
singing and reading and pledged to
bring plenty of "melody, color and
culture" to her performance.
The presentation speech was the

first scoring segment of the night,
and was worth a total of 25 points.
The swimwear segment was the
second time the judges took out
their pens to score up to 50 points
for each contestant.
Jeffers wowed the crowd in
a pink and blue print one-piece
swimsuit with trendy oversized
sunglasses. Kelly showed off a
bright yellow one-piece under her
purple sarong. Phillips-Love was
a picture of summer in a printed
tankini with retro boy shorts and a
white umbrella.
The Charming Twirlers Ma-
jorettes entertained the crowd as
the ladies prepared for the sto-
rybook character segment of the
show when 100 points were up for
grabs. Before the contestants took
the stage, however, the St. John
Festival and Cultural Committee's
special friends Dora the Explorer,
Diego and Boots the Monkey
danced with the little ones in the
Jeffers donned a full cos-
tume which transformed her into
Chipettes lead singer Brittany as
she sang along to the band's rendi-
tions of "Single Ladies" and "Put
Continued on Page 17

St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011

Kinia Blyden Named Miss St. John Festival Queen 2011

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Four beautiful St. John Festival
Queen contestant transported the
crowd at the Winston Wells ball
field on Saturday night, June 25, to
Greece, India, Scotland and even
The International Wear segment
of the St. John Festival Queen Se-
lection Show on June 25 was one
of the highlights of the evening
for all four contestants. Worth 100
points, the segment also went a
long way toward determining who
took home the crown after the en-
tertaining competition wrapped up
close to midnight.
Not surprisingly, it was the con-
testant who won for Best Interna-
tional Wear, Best Talent and Best
Evening Wear who was named
St. John Festival Queen 2011 -
Contestant number Four Kinia
While the show was originally
slated to include five young ladies
vying for the crown, contestant

number three dropped out just one
week before the show. (See side-
bar on page 16.)
Undaunted, the four remaining
contestants wowed the audience
with their poise, talent and exu-
berance. Contestant number one
Charise Dowell shook off early
nerves during her presentation
speech, which was worth a total
of 25 points, to regain her confi-
dence and introduce herself to the
Contestant number two, Nie-
sha Paul promised to entertain the
crowd while contestant number
four Blyden took the audience
down her road to success, where
she had "the car in high gear with
a positive attitude."
Contestant number five Akela
Frett invited the crowd to watch
her blossom on St. John as she
showed off talent and poise during
the show.
Featuring the impressive St.
John Committee Dancers, the con-
Continued on Page 16

Contestant #4 Kinia Blyden, above left, takes the crowd to India during the International
Wear segment; Blyden poses after winning the Miss St. John Festival Queen 2011 title.

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In celebration of St. John Festival, the Virgin Is-
lands Lottery is releasing a traditional Lottery Ticket
featuring original artwork from Gifft Hill School stu-
"Festival as seen through the eyes of children is a
reminder of the colors, the pageantry, the music and
costumes," said Kevermay Douglas, Virgin Islands
Lottery Chief of Staff. "We are pleased to showcase
the very fine art for our St. John students as part of
the Lottery's Youth Enrichment Program that funds
education, music and sports activities for young Vir-
n t gin Islanders."
S The St. John Festival ticket went on sale Thursday,
June 23, and the drawing will be on July 7. Tickets
o m will be available in front of the V.I. Lottery office and
this year in a special booth at Culture night.
1 "It is our hope that someone at Festival wins the

$175,000 first prize," said Douglas. "What a great
way to celebrate Festival."
Tickets are $1.50 each or $30 for a full sheet. The
grand prize is $175,000 with a total of $330,000 in
prizes available. Tickets are available at dealers out-
side any VI. Lottery office, Anna's Market, Utter
Delight, Caribana, MoneyGram locations and other
This ticket celebrating the spirit of St. John Fes-
tival is a continuation of the Lottery's History and
Heritage series of tickets featuring images of life in
the Virgin Islands.
To launch this ticket, the Lottery will be taking
free photos of people during the upcoming events
throughout July, or the public is invited to take their
own pictures and enter online at
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

The St. John Kids And The Sea youth sailing program wrapped up with a fun day
on Sunday, June 19. Sailors gathered after lunch on the steps of Skinny Legs, above,
after going head to head during races at Johnson Bay. The sailors earned certificates
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St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011 7

Darel Christopher and

Jude Woodcock Win

Festival Bike Race

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the world's elite cyclists go head to head on
the roads of France this week during the 98th Tour de
France, 15 local cyclists tackled the grueling terrain
of St. John on Saturday morning, June 18.
Darel Christopher from Tortola swept the field in
the St. John Festival Bike Race finishing the course
in one hour, six minutes and 40 seconds. Jeff Miller
of St. John peddled in second with a time of one hour,
14 minutes and seven seconds. On the women's side,
Jude Woodcock of St. John came in first with a time
of one hour, 23 minutes and five seconds.
Local cyclists are now gearing up for the BVI
Mountain Bike Club Race "Tour de Tortola" on Sun-
day, July 10, at 7 a.m.
For more information call 284-496-7957.

1. Darel Christopher from Tortola 1:06.40
2. Jeff Miller from St. John 1:14.07
3. Adrian Dale from Tortola 1:15.07

1. Jude Woodcock from St. John 1:23.05
2. Sally Blackmore from Tortola 1:24.52
3. Bonnie Burkholter from St. John 1:42.25

Cyclists smile for the
camera after completing the
St. John Festival Bike Race
course, above. Top three
women finishers, from right
to left, Jude Woodcock,
Sally Blackmore and Bonnie

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St. John Tradewinds
Friends of VI. National Park
announced last week that it is
sponsoring six educational
camp opportunities to Virgin
Islands youth again this July -
free of charge!
The camps will be hosted at
the Virgin Islands Environmen-
tal Resource Station, which is
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The first camp, a Ranger-In-
Training Camp, will be led by
the V.I.N.P officials and is de-
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olds a look at the everyday life
and work of park rangers. Sup-
ported by the VI. Department
of Labor, this camp offers ca-
reer exploration alongside en-
vironmental education and lots
of outdoor fun! The Ranger-
in-Training Camp runs for five
days and four nights from July
5 to July 9.
The next four camps are
Friends of VINP's traditional
Eco-Camps for youth between
7 and 12 years old. These three
day and two night camps intro-
duce kids to terrestrial and ma-
rine eco-systems with emphasis
on environmental awareness

and preservation. Campers also
take part in the Learn-to-Swim
Program, hike and enjoy educa-
tional and fun evening activities
at camp. The Eco-Camp sched-
ule is Camp 1: July 11 - 13;
Camp 2: July 14 - 16; Camp 3:
July 18 - 20; and Camp 4: July
21 -23.
Friends' final camp this
summer is the Science Camp,
offered to Virgin Islands teens
between 13 and 16 years old.
Funded by VI-EPSCoR (Virgin
Islands Experimental Program
to Stimulate Competitive Re-
search), this camp focuses on
more advanced natural science
concepts. Campers live, learn
and work side by side with vis-
iting and local researchers and
scientists, helping them with
their research and learning in a
hands on environment.
This camp includes free
travel to and from St. Croix for
interested teens! This five-day
and four-night camp runs from
July 25 through July 29.
All camps are free of charge
for all Virgin Islands residents.
For more information check
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call 776-6721.

"Lack of enforcement only adds to frustration of
businesses that pay their fair share. Off island businesses
enjoy a 4.5 percent advantage as they sell goods in our
territory without having to pay local gross receipts. Millions
of dollars in revenue to the government coffers, as well as
jobs for our people, are lost due to our government's failure
to close this loophole on gross receipt taxes."
- Richard Berry, president, STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce

STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce Fights

Another Proposed Gross Receipts Tax Hike

St. John Tradewinds
The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce
supports the actions of the public sector for its recent
stance addressing budget shortfalls.
"We need to approach our current situation with a
more long term vision and not just a quick fix," said
Chamber President Richard Berry.
The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce
strongly disagrees that the key to seeing us through
this financial crisis is to place additional taxes such as
the proposed Gross Receipts increase on the private
Raising taxes will put additional burden on the pri-
vate sector, which in most cases has taken extraordi-
nary efforts such as reduction in staffing, reduction in
hours, and delay in capital investments just to keep
their heads above water. Higher energy costs and ad-
ditional increases in taxes will force many businesses
to close resulting in a decrease in total taxes collected
for the territory.
"This crisis makes it clear that everyone in our
community, both private and public sector, must
change their 'business as usual' mentality," said Ber-
ry. "The private sector, which is already under enor-
mous strain, has been asked to absorb a 12.5 percent
increase in gross receipts which we have done. We
contend that businesses that are not following the law
should be held accountable."
"Lack of enforcement only adds to frustration of


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having to pay local gross receipts. Millions of dollars
in revenue to the government coffers, as well as jobs
for our people, are lost due to our government's fail-
ure to close this loophole on gross receipt taxes."
If the public sector keeps looking to increase taxes
on businesses that are domiciled in the territory, they
will drive all of us out of the territory. Who will then
pay these onerous taxes? The most dangerous part of
the public sector's policy is that it only drives up the
already sky high cost of living in the territory and it
takes hard earned dollars out of pockets of the local
Virgin Islanders.
The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce
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collections of current taxes before putting more pres-
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is ready to work with the Executive and Legislative
branches of government to move the territory for-
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While teenagers across the
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mer vacation, eight young people
are spending their days with two
leaders clearing overlooks and re-
building retaining walls in the VI.
National Park.
Friends of VINP has been part-
nering with Student Conservation
Association's Trail Crew Program
for more than a decade to bring
young adults from across the states
and the territory to help maintain
trails in the park.
The latest group of SCA Trail
Crew workers arrived on St. John
from as far away as Minnesota and
as near as St. Thomas on June 15
and will spend four weeks living
and working in VINP. The group,
eight crew members and two lead-
ers, stay at a group camp at Cin-
namon Bay Campground and have
already cleared the overlook area
and rebuilt a rock wall on the Lind
Point trail.

Last week the crew was busy
building a rock platform at the
top of Cinnamon Bay trail so hik-
ers could rest without standing on
Centerline Road. The SCA crew
will also rebuild a retaining wall
on the Cinnamon Bay trail and is
expected to help maintain a total
of between six to eight miles of
trails before wrapping up work in
Jesus Ayale, a 16-year-old stu-
dent at Central High School on
St. Croix, was excited to be able
to spend his time outside this sum-
mer, instead of on his Crucian
couch, he explained.
"I found out about the program
through my teacher at CHS, who
was a leader here two years ago,"
said Ayale. "I wanted to work in
nature and this is perfect."
Looking at the crew's efforts af-
ter spending a day working in the
hot sun on a trail was the best part
of the SCA Trail Crew Program ex-
perience for Ayale, he explained.
"The best part is when we are

all done working and we see the
results," said Ayale. "It's awe-
Sophie Katz from Tulsa, Okla-
homa, is no new-comer to work-
ing and living close to nature. The
16-year-old found the SCA Trail
Crew after spending the past two
summers outdoors, she explained.
"I've done a few things like this
and I was looking for something
different," said Katz. "I went to
a wolf sanctuary in Colorado and
last summer I spent a month living
on a sailboat and doing trail work
in the British Virgin Islands."
Although Katz was somewhat
prepared for what she would find
with SCA on Love City, the teen-
ager was still surprised by a few
"I didn't know how hot it was
on land," said Katz. "But being
at Cinnamon Bay Campground is
great because you are so close to
the beach."
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$1,600 for Local Animal Shelter

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Instead of worrying about what
to wear or how to do their hair for
their upcoming Bat Mitzvah, three
young ladies used the milestone to
raise funds for Love City's no-kill
animal shelter.
Twelve-year-old triplets Casey,
Lindsey and Sydney Gordon were
on St. John with their parents last
week and donated about $1,100
in cash and another $600 worth
of toys, bones and more to the St.
John Animal Care Center.
The triplets have been visiting
St. John from Atlanta with their
parents for about six years and last
year they made some special con-
"We were down here on vaca-
tion last year for about a month,"
said Casey Gordon. "We met two
people who asked us if we wanted
to walk dogs. We said we'd love
With that encouragement, the
sisters walked dogs for the ACC
once a week throughout their trip.
The girls not only enjoyed them-
selves, the experience left a lasting
impression on the Gordon sisters.
"We fell in love with the cats
and the dogs at the shelter," said
Lindsey Gordon.
When the girls returned home
to Atlanta and began preparations

for their Bat Mitzvah celebration
- set for September 10, just after
their 13th birthday - they were
asked to do a community project.
With memories of the abandoned
and neglected cats and dogs at the
St. John ACC in their minds, the
Gordon sisters immediately knew
who their Mitzvah project would
"We thought the ACC was a
really good shelter because they
don't kill any animals," said Syd-
ney Gordon. "We wanted to help
all the dogs and cats we had met."
After talking to ACC Shelter
Administrator Sally Nelson about
the shelter's needs, the girls sent
out an email to family members
and friends asking for their help.
"Our family has a special place
that we travel to each year: St. John
in the US Virgin Islands," the girls
wrote. "We have so many friends
there that it feels like home to all
of us. Last year when we went to
St. John we met some new friends
who asked us if we'd like to vol-
unteer at the St. John Animal shel-
ter; of course we did and it was so
much fun!"
"We were able to walk the dogs
and play with the cats and give all
the animals the love they deserve,"
the girls wrote to family members.
"So for our Mitzvah project we
wanted to give them something

that they really need: more com-
fort, love, and to be adopted."
Family members were quick
to respond. The Gordon sisters
brought down five boxes of tow-
els, toys, bones and more for the
dogs and cats at the ACC as well
as a cash donation. While flying
with all of that would have been
cost-preventative for many peo-
ple, the girls' father has an in with
a certain airline, explained Casey
"Our dad works for Delta and
they covered the fees for our boxes
for ACC," she said. "So we didn't
have to pay all of that money to
bring down the toys for the dogs
and cats."
ACC officials met with the Gor-
don family at the group's weekly
adoption clinic at The Market-
place on Tuesday, June 21, for the
official donation.
"We are so happy and ex-
cited about this," said Nelson,
the ACC's shelter administrator.
"Their mother called me about six
weeks ago asking what we needed
at the shelter. It's so kind of the
girls and really shows what a dif-
ference people can make."
While the donated funds will
go a long way to help offset vet-
erinary and medical bills, the do-
nation of toys is a big help as well,
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo Jaime Elliott

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Atlanta with a bevy of bones and cash, below, and with
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John School of the Arts stu-
dents showed off skills perfected
from hours of hard work at a the-
ater, tumbling and dance recital on
Sunday afternoon, June 12, at the
Westin Resort and Villas.
"This year we welcomed our
theater classes to SJSA's dance
and tumbling recital 'Moving Mo-
ments,'" said SJSA's acting ex-
ecutive director Kim Wild. "Those
classes did a super job and the stu-
dents were so entertaining."
Many of the school's youngest
students take part in the popular
tumbling classes, whose perfor-
mances are always a big hit, ex-
plained Wild.
"The tumblers never cease to
amaze me," Wild said. "The tum-
bling routines for the older stu-
dents are getting harder and more
exciting watch. I hold my breath
with every trick!"
Contemporary dance I and
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classes also impressed the audi-
ence, Wild added.
"Of course, there were some
eye-popping moments from the
contemporary dancers," she said.
"They are always a surprise; how-
ever, this year my daughter Emily
Wild and her class came out in a
Lady Gaga outfits."
"I'm not sure I was quite ready
to see 'my baby' looking a lot
more mature," said Wild. "The
ballerinas have worked very hard
this year and it showed in many
The SJSA dance recital was
the first one the school has hosted
since losing its founder Ruth "Sis"
Frank, who passed away in No-
vember. SJSA officials dedicated
the recital in honor of Frank's
memory, Wild explained.
Art school officials thanked
Tim Jackson and Jeff Miller for
technical help; Linc Berry for pho-
tography; Kazumi Schaub for all
of her work; and Concert Works
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Letters To St. John Tradewinds

Congratulations Graduates

Education is the key to success - continue to reach for the stars!
Congratulations to Z'Nea Turnbull, Jevon Brooks, Vanel Prentice,
Truzette Farray and Nyisha Lewis
God bless you all!
The January family

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
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Tell Elected Officials Private Sector
We Can't Take Another Gross Receipts Tax Hike

I am writing you this letter to keep you informed on
the recent proposal to once again increase the Gross
Receipt Tax by another 12.5 percent.
The Chamber of Commerce has worked nonstop
since finding out last week that there was a potential
deal cut by both the executive and legislative branch-
es of government that would increase gross receipts
to 5 percent. We have been able to get our message
out loud and clear that the private sector cannot ab-
sorb a further increase in taxes as well as shoulder the
burden of higher energy costs.
After meeting with numerous public officials and
sending out a press release clearly stating the posi-
tion of the chamber, some officials do understand the
plight of the private sector, but sadly some do not. I
believe that we must take extraordinary steps to en-
sure that we do not lose this battle.
We need all businesses both large and small to con-
tact both government house as well as senators to say
enough is enough. The private sector cannot and will
not stand for any additional increase of taxes.
The private sector has already had to endure a re-
cent increase in Gross Receipts, a recent 23 percent
increase in the Levelized Energy Adjustment Charge,
health insurance cost increases, fuel increases, ship-

ping increases and in some cases some of our fellow
businesses have been forced to close their doors after
years of doing business in the territory.
Our businesses represent a very large voting block
and based on my recent meetings I do not feel that
we are being taken seriously by some of our elected
officials. I do not think that some of them actually
understand the impact we have on the tax revenues
that support government operations and the overall
economy of the Virgin Islands.
I am asking that all businesses communicate their
concerns to both government house and the Legisla-
ture in regards to the additional Gross Receipts Tax
increase as soon as possible in writing and also ver-
bally. The legislature went into session on June 22
and 23 and will vote on a new bill that will be sent to
government house for either approval or veto. It could
contain an additional 12.5 percent Gross Receipts Tax
increase so we must make certain that our voices are
heard loudly and clearly.
Thank you in advance to your prompt attention in
this matter.
Best Regards,
Richard Berry, President
St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce


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St. John Tradewinds
Robert Leonard Newnam died June 9, 2011 after
a brief illness. In 1978 Rob moved to the Caribbean
and began his adventures as a private charter captain,
to the delight of many scuba divers and vacationers.
On one of those trips he met Barbara Peterson. They
chartered together for several years.
Barb and Rob married aboard the M/Y Cinnamon
Bay; where Rob and Captain Bob Conn shared many
adventures together with Rob as co-captain, doing
hurricane salvage, diving and sailing. Barbara and
Rob moved on to run private charter yachts as well as
dive-cruise ships throughout the Caribbean.
In 1996 they moved to Saba, Netherlands Antilles.
They were embraced by the Saban community and
Rob became well known for his hard work and his
talent as a gifted gardener. Captain Rob was an inspi-
ration and father figure to many Saban children.
As a passionate cat lover, Rob nursed many cats to
health and many to peace. He donated countless hours
of time to Saba's Animal Welfare Program, Saba
Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
and the Saba Feral Cat Program.
Rob leaves his wife, Barbara of Saba; his mother,
Bobby Newnam; sons Robert Newnam, Raymond,
Matthew, Michael and Jeffrey Santee; brother and

Capt. Robert L. Newnam

sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newnam; sister
and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kimberly Hopkins;
father-in-law Russell A. Peterson (92 years), special
auntie and uncle, Joan and Carl Lundy; and cousin
Kelly. Rob is preceded in death by his father, William
Newnam (2007).
A memorial service was held in Saba on June 18. A
separate service was held in St. Michael's Maryland
on Friday June 24. Rob was cremated and his ashes
will be spread over the hills of Saba, the farmlands of
Maryland and the seas of the Caribbean.
In Lieu of flowers donations to the St. John Animal
Care Center will be greatly appreciated.

St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011 15

St. John School of the Arts

Offering Women's Self-Defense

Classes with Grand Master

Ron Van Clief on Saturdays

St. John Tradewinds
St. John School of the Arts will host a series of Women's Self
Defense Classes and Defense Tactics 101 with Grand Master Ron
Van Clief who is known internationally as "The Black Dragon."
After serving in the Vietnam War, Van Clief traveled to China
and studied under the top Martial Arts instructors in the world. In
2006 he was presented the Hall of Fame award for world cham-
pion fighter, actor, demonstrator, creator, and world renowned in-
His acting credits include "The Sopranos," "Die Hard With a
Vengeance," "The Black Dragon," "Batman Forever," and "Black
Dragon The Legend of Ron Van Clief' as well as working closely
with the infamous Bruce Lee.
He served on the New York City Transit Police Department
in the 1960s, authored many manuals on Martial Arts as well as
guidebooks and received a Ph.D in Philosophy and Asian Studies
last year.
Anyone who wants to learn how to defend themselves, should
learn from the best of the best and St. John School of the Arts will
have the best to offer in a Women's Self Defense Class and De-
fense Tactics 101 with Grand Master Instructor Ron Van Clief.
Classes are Saturday, July 9, 16, and 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each class is $20 and participants must call to sign up to reserve a
spot. Space is limited, so call SJSA early at 779-4322.

St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh hosted
a "Book Blow Out" event for stu-
dents in grades kindergarten to
sixth grade during Food Fair in
Cruz Bay on Sunday, June 26.
Books were distributed through
the governor's Summer Read-
ing Challenge from 1 to 4 p.m.
in front of the Cruz Bay Battery.
Companion "Book Blow Out"
events were previously held on
St. Thomas and St. Croix earlier

f' Rebecca Smock, special
, assistant to Governor
S.,.. , ,, John deJongh, handed
.-.-. .. out books to St. John
' - .." - " students taking part in
Si'. 'jthe Governor's Summer
S.,' Reading Challenge during
- Food Fair on Sunday, June
- 26, in Cruz Bay. Smock's
brother Matthew Smock and
St. John resident Alice Krall
also help distribute books at
Food Fair.

Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald

Challenge Kicks Off

this month.
"I encourage all eligible St.
John students to participate in this
year's reading challenge and read
five or more books this summer,"
said deJongh. "Reading is an
important part of a daily routine
that enables students to increase
vocabulary and overall learning.
I look forward to congratulating
all the young readers of this excit-
ing program at special events later
this summer."

As an incentive to participate in
the initiative, students who keep
track of their reading and finish
a minimum of five books will be
invited to a "Fun Day" with the
governor in recognition of student
The Governor's Summer Read-
ing Challenge is a partnership of
the Office of the Governor, the
Department of Education, the Vir-
gin Islands Public Libraries, and
Learn-It Systems Corporation.

Letter To Tradewinds

Animal Care Center Thanks
Community for Making Wagapalooza
2011 Another Great Event

Once again, the directors of the St. John Animal Care Center offer
their grateful thanks to an animal-loving community. Wagapalooza was,
despite all challenges, a huge success.
A last-minute postponement due to inclement weather (read rain and
mud) forced a change of venue, and after a frantic and wet Saturday
morning, the organizers had made arrangements for the following week
and were praying for sun.
Our island canines (and their owners) came out in force to the NPS
ball field and playground area and wowed the crowd with costumes,
kisses and tricks of all kinds.
The volunteers, sponsors and general supporters are too many to list,
but we have tried to do so on our and our www. sites as well as on our Facebook page. We
hope that you will check out the list and support those generous people
and businesses who support the animals!
Thank you St. John for being the best place in the world!

For the animals,
B. J. Harris, President
St. John Animal Care Center

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Clockwise from Top Left:
Contestant #2 Neisha Paul
during the Talent segment;
Contestant #1Charise
Dowell gracefully walks the
stage during the Evening
Gown segment; Contestant
#5 Akela Frett dresses as
the Jamaican flag during the
International Wear segment;
Contestant #2 Niesha Paul
during the evening's Swim
Wear segment.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Tristan Ewald

Miss St. John
Continued from Page 5

testants, 2010 St. John Festival
Queen Shante Monsanto Weeks
and choreography by Lester War-
ner, the Introductory Presentation
set the tone for a great night.
Dowell strutted her stuff during
the Swim Wear segment, worth 50
points, in a turquoise one-piece
cutout suit adorned with silver
appliques and accessorized with
a sheer silver sarong and a bright
pink flower tucked behind her ear.
Paul was a picture of dainti-
ness in a flower-printed halter v-
neck maillot with a belted waist.
Blyden's original lime green strap-
less on-piece suit was crafted by St.
Johnian clothier Karen Samuel.
Samuel also created Frett's
brightly-colored strapless one-
piece suit which she set off with an
oatmeal colored crocheted wrap.
In a tribute to Love City, Dow-
ell was covered in gold and flower
petals as she sashayed across the

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Festival and Cultur-
al Organization members were
not pleased last week with one
St. John Festival Queen hope-
ful who dropped out just days
before the pageant.
Contestant number three
Kimberly Paul had been an ear-
ly favorite as the sole St. John
residents vying for the title of
Festival Queen this year. While
details of why Paul opted out
of the show just a few days be-
fore Saturday night, June 25,
remained unclear last week,
Festival Organization members
had a clear goal of their own.
"We will be recouping the
money we awarded to Kimber-
ly as part of the Festival Queen
Show preparations," said Leo-
na Smith, St. John Festival and
Cultural Organization chair-
person. "We will be contacting
whatever authorities we must in
order to recoup the funds from
Kimberly. The money was for
her to run for Queen and she
dropped out so she has to give

stage as the Greek goddess of love
Aphrodite during the International
Wear segment of the show.
It was bagpipes and tartan for
Paul who whisked the audience
away to Scotland as she shimmied
across the stage in a horse-drawn
carriage with a castle and Loch
Ness Monster in the background.
Blyden, decked out as multi-
armed Hindu goddess of power
Durga was a crowd favorite as
she took the audience on an exotic
voyage to India. Frett embodied
the Jamaican flag in an impressive
segment dedicated to the island
All four contestants impressed
the audience as well as the judges
during the Talent portion of the
night, worth 100 points full of ex-
cellent dancing and twirling skills.
Dowell donned a body-hugging
turquoise floor length gown with
hundreds of sparkling crystals for

Contestant Kimberly Paul
dropped out just one
week shy of the show.

that money back.
Despite the lack of a contes-
tant number three, the St. John
Festival Queen Selection Show
on June 25 at Winston Wells
ball field was a huge success
with Kinia Blyden taking home
the crown.
See full story on page 5.

the Evening Wear segment, also
worth 100 points. Paul chose a
sparkling magenta number off-set
with intricate silver straps. Blyden
shone like a star in a white fit-
ted strapless gown with crystals
and glittery appliques while Frett
embodied the "Lady in Red" in a
stunning cherry-colored backless
column gown.
The judges did an impressive
job meting out points and the re-
sults were in just as Cool Session
Brass Band was wrapping up their
last number.
Dowell was named Miss Pho-
togenic and Most Cooperative and
Paul was named Miss Intellect and
First Runner-up. Frett took the
title of Miss Congeniality while
Blyden scored big with Best In-
ternational Wear, Best Talent and
Best Evening Wear on her way to
be named Miss St. John Festival
Queen 2011.

Festival Committee Vows

To Get Funds Back from

Queen Show Drop Out

St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011 17

Ashyria Kelly Crowned Festival Princess
Continued from Page 4
Your Records On," to the delight of the crowd.
Kelly channeled Molly from the hit Nickelodeon show Bubble Gup-
pies for an adventure-filled tour of St. John Festival.
Phillips-Love sang and sashayed her way across the stage and brought
a heart-felt message about the importance of community as Rapunzel in
the Disney movie "Tangled."
All three ladies settled on different shades of pink and were escorted
by Morton for the evening wear segment of the show, worth 75 points.
Jeffers dazzled in an ankle-length coral colored short sleeved ball gown
with silver adornments.
Kelly wowed in a bright pink sleeveless gown with a beaded neckline
and back t-straps, a fitted bodice and full a-line skirt.
Phillips-Love showed off a stunning magenta one-shouldered ball
gown with sparkling crystals and a tiered skirt.
Last year's Festival Princess Destini Garcia amazed the crowd with a
tearful farewell song before the final segment of the show, the question
and answer segment, worth 50 points.
All three of the girls showed poise and confidence when tackling the
judges' questions, and with that, the crowd and the contestants were on
pins and needles waiting to hear who would take home the crown.
When Kelly's name was called, the audience erupted into cheers and
a proud young lady stood tall on the stage surrounded by friends and
family members.

CBCC's NOAA Grant Projects
Continued from Back Page

guts instead of one, according to Coldren.
"We're about to put up the trench drain across 108 up high so the
water that has been rushing down Route 108 since Public Works
paved it will be divided into three pathways," she said. "We'll be
getting the water back to where it's supposed to be which is the
best thing you can do."
CBCC's last project will be up at Calabash Boom, where the
group oversaw road work in the early portion of the grant, Coldren
"We were hoping to put in a hydro-dynamic separator in the
Shipwreck Landing area, but could not get permission from Public
Works because they didn't want to maintain it," said the CBCC
president. "So we've shifted those funds to do more work up high
in the watershed at Calabash Boom. We'll do more paving up there
to reduce the sediment coming off the road into the runoff."
Looking back over the past two years, even Coldren was im-
pressed with how much of an impact CBCC's projects have made,
she added.
"It's amazing how much we have done and really how easy it is
to see the value of our work," said Coldren. "When it rains people
keep telling us they are not seeing the plumes of runoff in the bay
anymore and that was the whole point."
CBCC worked with many public and private agencies and de-
partments through the grant projects and hopes its work paves the
way for future grant opportunities.
"DPNR, Public Works, Housing, Parks and Recreation, we've
had all kinds of cooperation from so many agencies, individuals
and home owners associations," said Coldren. "If people continue
to stick together and show what we can do when we work together,
and that the community really does want to work on these issues,
there is a chance to get more funds."
For more details on CBCC's storm water projects, visit www. or call 776-2099.

Police Log

LAND LINE: 911 / (IWiff@1P ik7@ J�aa

POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333

Friday, June 17 turbance of the peace, D.V. 4:19 p.m. - An Estate Caro-
11:02 a.m. - An Upper Pas- 8:10 a.m. - A citizen p/r that lina resident p/r that he was
tory resident was involved in his parked vehicle was struck threatened by a male in Cruz
an auto accident with a donkey by an unknown vehicle. Auto Bay. Disturbance of the peace,
on Centerline Road. Auto acci- collision, threats.
dent, 11:59 a.m. - A citizen p/r that 5:35 p.m. - An Estate Contant
Saturday, June 18 a box of his was stolen from a resident p/requesting police as-
11:48 a.m. - A manager from Cruz Bay bar. Grand larceny. distance to help her with a land-
Starfish Market c/r that a male 6:48 p.m. - An Estate Adrian lord and tenant situation. Police
left the store with items that resident p/requesting police as- assistance.
were not paid for. Petit larceny. distance to help her retrieve per- 5:54 p.m. - Badge #90 p/
7:10 p.m. - An Estate Zoo- sonal items from her boyfriend's with at Leander Jurgen Com-
tenvaal resident r/ that he was residence. Police assistance. mand with one Malco Bolquez
threatened by a male. Distur- Monday, June 20 under arrest and charged with
bance of the peace, threats. 1:40 p.m. - An Estate Pastory assault in the third, resisting ar-
10:04 p.m. - Badge #90 r/ resident r/ a disturbance. Distur- rest and simple possession of a
that an unknown male assaulted bance of the peace. controlled substance. His bail
him and fled on foot. Assault in 7:30 a.m. -An Estate Contant was set at $25,000 by order of
the third, resident p/requesting police as- the court. He was detained at
Sunday, June 19 distance to retrieve rent money Leander Jurgen Command and
12:47 a.m. - A Coral Bay res- from a tenant who did not pay. later transported to the Bureau
ident p/r that her husband is not Police assistance, of Corrections on St. Thomas.
responding. D.O.A. Tuesday, June 21 Friday, June 24
3:50 p.m. - An Estate Grun- 10:50 a.m. - A visitor from 12:55 p.m. - An Estate Bel-
wald resident p/r that her boy- Puerto Rico r/ a break-in at Si- levue resident r/ a disturbance
friend threatened to kill her and renusa. Burglary in the third, with her boyfriend. Disturbance
told her to leave the house. Dis- Thursday, June 22 of the peace, D.V


Organization Seeks Information on Recent Crimes

Everyone wants a safe community, but too many
residents think that reporting a criminal is "snitch-
ing," while others continue to buy stolen goods,
thereby helping to make "crime pay."
The community needs to ensure that crime does
not pay. So far, tips have helped law enforcement
make 134 arrests. Tell Crime Stoppers what you
know about the following crimes and help keep
the arrests coming. The program will not eliminate
crime completely, but with help, it can make crime
in the territory a minor irritation. If anyone knows
something, they should say something.
St. John
On Wednesday, June 1, a burglary occurred at
a residence at 110 Little Cinnamon Bay between
5:50 a.m. and 3:55 p.m. The burglar(s) entered
the home via the wooden window shutters on the
eastern side. Items stolen were a grey Canon A590

IS digital camera, a grey Olympus SP-60042 digi-
tal camera, a belt with a buckle of a pirate's head
wearing a red head tie, and a red buckle that says
"Don't Drink and Drive."
St. Thomas
On Sunday, June 12, a residence at 394-204
Hidden Valley was burglarized between 12 and 3
p.m. The burglar(s) entered the house via a win-
dow on the eastern side of the house and exited via
the eastern door. Items stolen were a flat screen TV
and various jewelry.
Help make the community a safer place to live
by continuing to submit information on these or
any other crimes at
or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The mini-
mum reward for the arrest of a burglary suspect is
$714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property

18 St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 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

Caribbean Villas & Resorts
tel. 1-800-338-0987
or locally 340-776-6152

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

R&I PATTON goldsmithing
Located in Mongoose Junction
776-6548 or (800) 626-3445

Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

Coral Bay Garden Center
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

Crane, Robert - Architect, AIA Propert 1 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

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
Located at Wharfside Landing

Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

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

R n .eavieS w v acation Homes, Inc. S.
Banking tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 Sun 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 G 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

Georgia Triplets
Continued from Page 11
explained ACC animal care
tech Kimber Marnen.
"This is awesome," said
Marnen. "The money is a
huge help, but we really
need toys too. The dogs get
walked twice a day, but the
rest of the time, they are in
their pens."
"Toys and towels are re-

ally important," Marnen
The Gordon girls were
having so much fun with the
animals at last week's ACC
adoption clinic, the trio has
agreed to volunteer at the
shelter during their vacation
again this year.
"And we'd like to do this
again for the animals," said
Lindsey Gordon.
The girls put a smile on

many faces last week, not
the least of which was on
their mother Laura Gordon's
"We are very, very proud
of the girls," she said. "This
was all them. It was entirely
their idea."
For more information
about the St. John ACC or to
make a donation, check out
www. stj ohnanimalcarecen- or call 774-1625.


Expanding Watersports Company
SELLIN G ? is accepting applications for:


MUST BE: reliable and professional,
Email: detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills,
clean cut and able to swim.
VISA & MC Accepted For more information call 776-6857

Church Directory

Baha'i Community of St. John Missionary Baptist Church
For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship,
7:30 p.m. Friday; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884
776-6316, 776-6254
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Bethany Moravian Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 776-6731

Calvary Baptist Church Our Lady of Mount Carmel
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass
Sunday School 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339

Christian Ministry St. John Methodist Church
Cinnamon Bay Beach Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830
Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist
Christian Science Society Saturdays, 779-4477
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials St. John Pentecostal Church
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
The Church of Jesus Christ Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
of Latter-day Saints 779-1230
Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas . 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Cruz Bay Baptist Church 777-6306
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Emmaus Moravian Church 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713
Word of Faith Church
Jehovah's Witness Word of Faith International
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m. Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Saturday I i . .-1.l 10 a.m. Sunday, Gifft Hill School
340-715-053 Call 774-8617

St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011 19

Classifieds I

- ------------- 0 ---------
No. 45 Estate Mars Hill, Frederiksted
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has received a renewal application for a
Title V Operating Permit for a Major Source from:
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Krum Bay, St. Thomas USVI 00804
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources tentatively intends to approve the renewal
The application is for the operation of the following:
> one (1) 2.5 MW diesel engine generator
This facility produces electricity on its property in Estate Cruz Bay. During operation, this unit
will have a potential to emit 167 tons per year (tons/yr) of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 10 tons/yr of
sulfur dioxide, 42 tons/yr of carbon monoxide (CO), 4 tons/yr of volatile organic compounds
(VOC), and 3 tons/yr of particulate matter 10 (PMio) microns and particulate matter 2.5 (PM25)
microns into the atmosphere.
Copies of the application and draft Title V permit are available for public review at the DPNR
office in Cruz Bay, St. John located adjacent to the Elaine lone Sprauve Library beginning June
27, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, except
holidays, for thirty (30) calendar days.
WRITTEN COMMENTS, should be sent to:
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Protection
8100 Lindberg Bay, Suite # 61
Cyril E. King Airport, 2'd Floor
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Comments will be accepted no later than Tuesday, July 28, 2011. The public hearing will be
held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in the office of Department of Planning and Natural
Resources Cruz Bay, St. John.
Additional information may be obtained by calling Mr. Vernill E. Roberts, Jr. at 774-3320, ext
5216 or Ms. Verline Marcellin, Air Pollution Control Program Manager at 773-1082, extension

large or small retail or office
spaces. Call Albert 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: martyvaislandia








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

Found and salvaged motor
boat located in Coral
Bay area. VI registration
#0749-TA. Call Sekou
Magras 643-8398 or
Raquida Magras 642-0862


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.

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

Beautiful, secluded stu-
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spectacular views of Coral
Bay and Drake's Passage.
$1500/mo available 1 July,
2011. Please call Kiana
512.535.7185 or email
kianamandeville@hotmail. corn

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

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

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340 779 4001

Suzuki Island Car
for Sale: Partially
Renovated $1500 OBO
Richard 340-642-5358


At The Lumberyard



first floor space available

Downtown Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

For Space Call Nick


20 St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 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 editor ( or fax 693-8885.

Monday, June 27
-The Coral Bay Communi-
ty Council is hosting one more
Planning Discussion Meeting
on Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m.
in room six at Guy Benjamin
June 27-August 5
- Department of Housing,
Parks and Recreation Com-
missioner St. Claire Williams
outlined his department's plans
f or the 2011 Annual Summer
Sports Camps for the terri-
tory, scheduled 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.
DHPR encouraged early regis-
tration for the summer sports
camp programs given their
popularity. Space is limited.
Applications may be obtained
on St. John at the Cruz Bay
Recreation Center. For more
information, call 774-0255.
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.
June 29-July 3

- Volunteers needed for Ro-
tary Club sponsored Carnival
Children's Village. Five nights
starting on June 29. Contact
Joan Birmingham at 776-6182
or 779-4228 to be assigned to a
night and times.
Starts Saturday, July 9
- Anyone who wants to
learn how to defend them-
selves, should learn from the
best of the best and St. John
School of the Arts will have
the best to offer in a Women's
Self Defense Class and De-
fense Tactics 101 with Grand
Master Instructor Ron Van Cli-
ef. Classes are Saturday, July
9, 16, and 23 from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. Each class is $20 and
participants must call to sign
up to reserve a spot. Space is
limited, so call SJSA early at
Sunday, July 10
Stop by High Tide on Sun-
day, July 10, at 4 p.m. for the
chance to take home Dennis
Hart's famous Shark Mobile.
Hart passed away last month
and his widow Angie is hop-
ing to auction off his beloved
vehicle to raise funds to cover
his last expenses. Angie is also
planning to raffle off one of
Hart's original paintings.

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.

PREMIER Crossword


1 Clumsy guy
4 Sticky green pods
9 "Billy, Don't Be -"
(1974 pop hit)
14 Instrument panel part
19 Most disorderly
21 "Max - Returns" (1983
22 Harass
23 [Arrest, Omit, Bun]
25 Stimulate
26 Some bills
27 "- for Innocent" (Sue
Grafton novel)
28 Corn cake
30 Clickable address
31 [Lofty, Sullen, Seemly]
39 TV announcer Hall
41 Lawman Wyatt's family
42 French river
43 Chief Ouray's tribe
44 Virgo preceder
45 "... sting like -"
46 "Take - song and
make it better"
48 "Waiting for Lefty" play-
49 [Family, Toil, Crying]
55 Srs.' lobby
56 Ray of McDonald's
57 Radiohead singer Thomrn
58 Claiborne of fashion
61 River islet
64 Tattooists' supplies
66 Livy's 2,002
67 Previous to
68 [Fit, Loaded, Sage]
75 Wrap up

76 Garment line
77 Inducement
78 "Well, lah-di- -!"
79 Marks, as a ballot box
80 Civic maker
82 Director Ephron
84 "In case that's true ..."
88 [Secure, Broth, Cask]
93 Stand by for
96 Nagging pain
97 Yuletide song
98 Ovine female
99 - Gauche (Paris' Left
100 Pacific island country
103 Handled clumsily
104 Suffix with host
105 [Bing, Quiets, Ogden]
110 Whack down
111 Joan of rock
112 Pretense
113 "I goofed"
116 Author Calvino
118 [Garnet, Milky, Sad]
125 Bravery
126 Thundering
127 Eight-faced solids
128 Computer printer
129 Exams for future attys.
130 Original
131 Filming spot

1 Drive out
2 Poker cost
3 Main way in
4 On in years
5 White wine aperitif
6 Classic Olds
7 Cleo's biter

8 Set of steps
9 - touch of class (cre-
ates some style)
10 "Ben- -" (1959 film)
11 Psyche section
12 Nader and Lauren
13 Being borrowed
14 Showed awe
15 Folk rocker DiFranco
16 "End of citation"
17 Epicure
18 Having no sight organs
20 "- -daisy!"
24 Suffix with no-good
29 SSW's opposite
32 Be winning
33 Workrooms
34 Pulled
35 Sneak - (glance)
36 Indian restaurant bread
37 P. - (big name in hip-
38 Soapy froth
39 Napoleon's isle of exile
40 Creme-cr6me linkup
46 In no particular
musical key
47 Bagged midday meal
48 Brand of frozen fries
50 Iridescent gem
51 R&B singer India.-
52 "Much - surprise ...
53 Humor writer Bombeck
54 Three of -
58 Luau wear
59 Apr. 15 payee
60 26th letter
62 August gripe
63 Fox teen drama show
65 Pet
68 Baneful spell

By Frank A. Longo

69 Ending for butyl
70 Product plugs
71 Pull hard
72 Nukes and such
73 Sister and wife of Zeus
74 Electric fan's noise
81 Maker of Asteroids
83 Former U.N. head Kofi
85 Estates not acquired
under leases
86 Fastens fabric
87 Corrida shouts
88 Prevaricates
89 Eye: Prefix
90 Columnist Maureen
91 "It's - real!"
92 Alan of "M*A*S*H"
93 Information repository
94 Spy's device
95 Open affirmations
100 TV "Science Guy" Bill

101 Star-related
102 Gives voice to
103 World War II
general George
106 Tennis' Borg
107 "The Wizard of Oz"
actor Bert and others
108 - -fi film
109 Exotic juice brand
114 Untarnished
115 Chair
117 English lav
119 - favor for
120 Rebel Tyler
121 Prefix with hazard
122 Safari truck, for short
123 No, to Scots
124 UPS competitor

St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011 21

"It's a really unique program. In
addition to the environmental
awareness, the kids also learn cross-
cultural awareness. The local kids get
to share their culture and they get to
learn about the stateside kids too."
-Audrey Penn, Friends of VINP Program Manager

Trails Looking Better Thanks To SCA Program

Continued from Page 10

Baptiste also heard about the program
through their teacher at CHS on St. Croix.
The two just graduated from high school
an both plan to attend the University of the
Virgin Islands, but took the opportunity to
spend a month together in VINP.
"There is no worst part of this," said
Emily Jn. Baptiste. "I would definitely rec-
ommend this program to other people; it's
The Crucian twins were working hard
last week on and off the trails. The Jn. Bap-
tiste sisters were named the best cooks in
the crew and introduced several of their
crew mates to West Indian staples pate and
johnny cakes.
Seventeen-year-old Richard Driscoll
from St. Thomas will be a senior at Antilles
next year. His love of the outdoors inspired
Driscoll to sign up for the SCA Trail Crew
"My counselor at school told me about
the program and I thought it sounded inter-
esting," said Driscoll. "The work is hard at
times, but all of the people on the crew are
really nice. The best part is how well every-
one gets along."
Paulina Spencer from Raleigh, North
Carolina, heard about SCA from two friends
who took part in the group's summer trail
crew program.
"One of my friends went to Alaska with
SCA and another friend went to Idaho," said
Spencer. "When I found out I was com-
ing here, I danced around my house. I love
just being out here working and getting my
hands dirty."
Michael Moran from Jacksonville, Flor-
ida, spent last summer working with SCA's
Trail Crew Program in Idaho. This summer,
he's having even more fun enjoying the
beauty of St. John while working in nature.
"I'm having a great time," said Moran. "I
was so excited when I found out I was com-
ing here. It's totally different from where I
worked in Idaho and from where I'm from
in Florida."
"The whole thing has been a lot of fun,
but the best part is knowing that all the peo-
ple who walk these trails will have a better
experience because of us," said Moran.

Sean Roy from Toledo, Ohio, heard about
the SCA Trail Program from his sister who
took worked on trails two years ago. While
he was hoping to have fun, the program has
been even better than he expected.
"It's a lot better than I thought it would
be," said Roy. "I thought it was going to be
fun, but I didn't know I would be grouped
with such great people and great leaders."
Being an SCA Trail Crew leader couldn't
be a better fit for Ryan Fischer, who recently
graduated from Northern Michigan Univer-
sity with a degree in outdoor recreation and
leadership management.
"It's going really well out here this sum-
mer," said Fischer. "I had big expectations
for the group and they've done even better
than I was hoping. It's really a great group
of kids who work really hard."
Anna Brown, from Bemidji, Minnesota,
is back leading an SCA Trail Crew on St.
John for her second summer in a row. Last
year's crew was a special group of young-
sters who really bonded and this year Brown
was surprised to find more of the same.
"We really did have a special crew last
year and this year the group is amazing
again," said Brown. "All of them are so
positive and enthusiastic. They work really
hard, but they find a way to make it fun."
The group's first project at Lind Point
was expected to take about four days, but
this trail crew wrapped it up in less than two,
Brown explained.
"They work really hard, but they are so
positive," she said. "They are also sharing
some of their culture too. Some of the kids
are learning patois and Spanish and eating
great local food."
The cultural sharing aspect of the SCA
Trail Crew Program is exactly why Friends
of VINP's program manager Audrey Penn
loves partnering with the group each sum-
"It's a really unique program," said Penn.
"In addition to the environmental awareness,
the kids also learn cross cultural awareness.
The local kids get to share their culture and
they get to learn about the stateside kids
For more information about SCA, check
out For more information
about Friends of VINP, call 779-4940.

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24 St. John Tradewinds, June 27-July 3, 2011

CBCC Gearing To Wrap Up NOAA Grant-Funded Storm Water Projects

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Two years and almost 20 proj-
ects later, the Coral Bay Commu-
nity Council is wrapping up work
funded by its National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration grant
CBCC officials partnered with
V.I. Resources, Conservation and
Development; Estate Fish Bay
Home Owners Association; the
Nature Conservancy; and the De-
partment of Planning and Natural
Resources to apply for an Ameri-
can Recovery and Reinvestment-
funded NOAA grant.
VIRC&D was awarded a two-
year $2.78 million NOAA Habitat
Restoration Stimulus grant which
funded a project in East End on
St. Croix as well as paving work
in Estate Fish Bay and about 18
storm water projects in the Coral
Bay area of St. John.
Both the St. Croix and Fish Bay
work wrapped up months ago,
while CBCC's ambitious projects
- totaling about $1.5 million of
the overall NOAA grant - are
expected to wrap up at the end of
July, explained the community
group's president Sharon Coldren.
"On this day two years ago, I
was frantically writing the propos-
al for our portion of the grant 24
hours a day," said Coldren. No%%
the NOAA grant is picking up in
construction and winding down in
total. We're getting there."
"We'll be letting the final con-
tracts by the end of June and will
finish all of the projects by the end
of July," Coldren said. "We've got
all the permissions now and we've
almost got all of the contracts in
In addition to the NOAA Habitat
Restoration Grant, CBCC officials
also are using a two-year $300,000
grant from the Environmental Pro-
tection Agency. The focus of all
of CBCC's work is to reduce the
amount of sediment and storm wa-
ter runoff that flows into Coral Bay
harbor during rains.
With the grants, CBCC was able
to hire storm water engineers -
first Joe Mina who was replaced by
Chris Laude - who helped plan
the most effective projects. The
engineers worked along with resi-
dents and home owners associa-
tions to identify problem areas and

effectively stem the tide of storm
water runoff and sedimentation.
Many of CBCC's projects are
complete, but more are wrapping
up this week, Coldren explained.
"The last few projects we're do-
ing are the ones that were under-
way in the Valley, which will be
finished this week," said Coldren.
"We'll also finish the retention
pond on 6-4 Estate Carolina."
CBCC's last few projects will
be centered in the John's Folly,
Calabash Boom and Bordeaux ar-
eas, Coldren explained.
"Starting in the John's Folly
area, we'll be working on Sugar
Bird Hill, near the Tourist Trap,
where we'll be reestablishing the
drainage down the road across
from Estate Concordia Preserve,"
said the CBCC president. "We're
reestablishing the drainage into the
fresh water pond down in that area
because previously some people
doing work on that road put in con-
crete and a culvert that mistakenly
drains the first part of the road."
"Right now the water drains
into John's Folly Bay, but nature
intended for it to go to the fresh
water pond, so we're going to get
the water to go back there," said
Sunnyrock Building and Design
will be doing the John's Folly road
work and should be getting started
this week, Coldren added.
"They'll be removing the old
culvert, putting in ditches and pav-
ing the access road," she said.
As in many other storm water
projects overseen by CBCC, resi-
dents in the John's Folly neighbor-
hood have partnered with the orga-
nization, explained Coldren.
"The Sugar Bird Hill Home
Owners Association put in $10,000
and Estate Concordia Preserve also
contributed $5,000 to the project,
said Coldren"
CBCC will also oversee repairs
to a dirt road in the John's Folly
area to reduce erosion by putting
in rip rap and stabilizing the gut,
Coldren explained.
"On the road that goes up the
hill, we're going put in erosion
control measures to slow down the
water that rushes into the bay and
reduce the amount of sediment go-
ing into the bay," she said. "On the
shoreline we'll put in paved swales
with block pavers so the water will

not run down that road as it goes
into the bay. We hope to get some
reduction in the sediment out there

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by these measures."
Back in the central Coral Bay
area, CBCC will install a trench

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