July 4-10, 2011
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Wadesville Opens Honoring Ira Wade
Miss St. John Festival Queen Kinia Blyden, St. John Festival Princess Ashyria Kelly and Festival Village Honoree
Ira Wade cut the ribbon to officially open Wadesville on Wednesday night, June 29, with the help of Lt. Governor
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Sahara Dust Blankets the Territory
St. John Tradewinds
An air pollution alert for dust from the Sahara Desert in Af-
rica was issued by Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Commissioner Alicia Barnes last week.
The dust causes the skies around the Virgin Islands to be hazy,
which reduces the visibility and results in poor air quality. As
a result of the dust storms and a rise in warm air, the sand rises
above the desert. These sandy dust particles are transported from
the North African desert westward over the Atlantic Ocean across
Walter Snow, Senior Meteorologist at the National Weather Ser-
vice in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last week confirmed that dust haze
was expected to remain over the territory through the weekend and
should start to subside due to the expected tropical system, but will
be still visible thereafter.
While this haze may not be an immediate threat, persons with
allergies or respiratory ailments should remain indoors when pos-
sible, and consult their physicians or healthcare professional for
Sahara dust storms pass through the region several times a year,
but mainly in the spring and throughout the summer months.
For more information call 774-3320 or go to www.nasa.gov or
Starfish Market Summer Party July 9
The community is invited to kick off Summer at Starfish Market
on Saturday, July 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. Stop by the first floor of the
Marketplace to sample different types of melon and enjoy some
fresh barbecue items like hamburgers, hot dogs and maybe even
corn on the cob.
"Kekoa" Catamaran Hosting Benefit
Cruise for Amos Rutnik's Family
Kekoa Catamaran is hosting a sunset cocktail cruise on Sun-
day, July 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.to benefit Amos Rutnik's wife,
Cindy, and children, Cristian and Jessica.
Meet at the National Park dock at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $100
per person and $20 for children between 3 and 12 years old. Kids
under three are fee.
Space is limited to 60 people and advanced reservations are re-
quired. Email email@example.com or call 340-244-7245 and be
sure to include the number of spots needed. Also check out the
Facebook event page "Amos Rutnik's Family Benefit Cruise."
Those want to help the family, donations can be made to "Cris-
tian and/or Jessica Rutnik," 5000 Estate Enighed PMB #192, St.
John VI 00830.
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!
Residents of all ages
came out to Wadesville on
June 29 to enjoy the flavors,
sights and sounds of the St.
John Festival celebration.
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald
Residents packed Festival Village on opening night, above, named Wadesville in honor
of Ira Wade, at right.
Wadesville Kicks Off with Bang of Steel Drums
2011 Festival Village Opens in Honor of Ira Wade
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The sound of steel drums rang
through the air as Ira Wade beamed
with pride on the stage during the
opening ceremony of Festival Vil-
lage in the U.S. Custom's parking
lot in Cruz Bay on Wednesday
evening, June 29.
Wadesville officially opened
with the cutting of a white ribbon
at the Festival Village entrance,
but not before government offi-
cials and St. John residents took
the opportunity to honor Wade.
As the St. John Deputy Com-
missioner of Operations for the
Department of Public Works for
the past 16 years, Wade has played
an integral role in helping the is-
land recover in the wake of natural
As a volunteer with the Love
City Pan Dragons for the past 17
years, Wade takes great pride in
the youth steel band's impressive
performances on Love City and
throughout the territory.
The Pan Dragons seemed to
play with extra gusto on June 29 as
St. John gathered to open Festival
Village in honor of Wade. Follow-
ing a powerful rendition of the Na-
tional Anthem by Shikima Jones,
the Pan Dragons played the Virgin
Islands March and Jane Johannes
welcomed the crowd to the 58th
annual Festival Village opening.
Introducing Wade, mistress of
ceremonies Alecia Wells talked
about his hard work and dedica-
tion to the community of St. John.
"Everyone knows that if there
is a hurricane, Ira is going to be
out there," said Wells. "Everyone
knows that if there is a natural di-
saster, Ira is going to the be out
there. He started at FEMA and then
Human Services and finally he
ended up at Public Works, where
he has been for 16 years."
Drawing on his 30-year military
career helps Wade run an efficient
department, Wells added.
"With his military background,
Ira doesn't stand nonsense," said
Wells. "He is a time-oriented per-
son and he always gets the job
done. Ira is the type of person
if someone is not moving fast
enough, he takes it over and then
it becomes his job."
After years of turning down the
offer, the reluctant honoree finally
agreed to stand on the stage and
accept his accolades, Wade ex-
"I've been fighting this for four
years," Wade told the crowd at
Festival Village. "I didn't want to
come here and stand up in front
of you all. I like to be in the back-
ground watching them cut the rib-
When Wade arrived in the Vir-
gin Islands more than two decades
ago, he didn't know the first thing
about Festival or steel pan music,
"When I came here 22 years
ago, I didn't know anything about
Carnival; I didn't know anything
about steel pan; I didn't know
anything about Public Works,"
said Wade. "What I knew was 30
years of military training. Then I
met someone named Hugo on Sep-
tember 17, 1989 and everything
"I came here to retire, not to
work," he said. "I had two weeks
off when I first got here and those
were the last two weeks I've had
off in 22 years."
Wade has also worked with the
St. John Festival and Cultural Or-
ganization, as the chairperson of
Pan-O-Rama and is responsible
at Trunk Bay
MONTH OF JUNE
for constructing the village and
pageant stages. Most of that time
has been positive, Wade told the
audience at Festival Village.
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V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen congratulates Ira Wade, above at right, at
the opening ceremony of Wadesville on June 29 in Cruz Bay.
Wadesville Honors Ira Wade's
Long History of Community Service
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Each year the St. John Festival
and Cultural Organization singles
out one person on which to bestow
a great honor - the naming of
Festival Village, the hub of activ-
ity for the Fourth of July Festival
This year it was almost a no-
brainer for the organization in
choosing to honor Department of
Public Works Deputy Commis-
sioner of Operations Ira Wade, ex-
plained chairperson Leona Smith.
"We chose Ira because of his
dedicated services to the Festival
Organization and the community
as a whole," said Smith. "He's a
very hard working individual and
we are proud to honor him. Of
course we have our differences
from time to time, but we always
come together for the common
Twenty-two years ago, Ira
Wade arrived in the Virgin Islands
with the intention of relaxing and
enjoying retired life after a 30-year
military career, which took him to
Germany, Korea, Vietnam and
Little did he know that his mili-
tary training - in particular, the
past 12 years he'd spent as a com-
mand sergeant major in logistics
- would prompt him back to ac-
tion when Hurricane Hugo devas-
tated the islands just three months
after his arrival on September 17,
After Hugo left a shattered Vir-
gin Islands in its wake, Wade came
across a flyer at Nisky Center on
St. Thomas seeking employees to
help with FEMA's effort to restore
life in the islands.
"They interviewed me on the
spot, and about 15 minutes later,
the lady came out and says, 'I
think we have a job that would fit
your military experience,'" Wade
And just like that, three months
into his retirement, Wade was
thrust back into the working world,
verifying documents that came
into FEMA from residents apply-
ing for assistance. The transition
was easy, Wade explained.
"I think it just came naturally,"
he said. "We all want to retire and
take the easy life, but if you've
been working most of your life,
you become bored if you're around
Wade eventually traded in his
position at FEMAfor a job with the
Department of Human Services,
where he worked as the territory's
claims and accountability officer
for the food stamp program.
Finally, in 1995, Wade assumed
the position he still toils at daily
- Deputy Commissioner of Op-
erations for the V.I. Department of
Public Works for the island of St.
The island of St. John could not
have hoped for a better person to
come on board just before Hurri-
cane Marilyn. Wade drew from his
military experience, and recalled
lessons he'd learned from Hugo as
Marilyn bore down on the islands
in September 1995.
Wade now counts the recovery
from Marilyn as one of his proud-
"I believe it was my destiny,"
he said. "I got the education from
Hugo, and from the elderly people
of Coral Bay who gave me a lot of
information on how to prepare for
storms. I used a military technique
called prepositioning, where you
get all your logistics in place be-
fore the storm arrives."
Continued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011
Amos Rutnik, 40, Dies in Single Car Accident in Fish Bay
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The crowd in the Winston Wells ball field
heard emergency vehicle sirens heading out
of town on Saturday night, June 25, but no
one was prepared for the news.
Emergency medical personnel and V.I.
Police Department officers that night re-
sponded to a one-car accident near the en-
trance to Estate Fish Bay around 9:45 p.m.
which claimed the life of one St. Johnian.
The driver, Amos Rutnik, 40, of Guavab-
erry Farms was ejected from his vehicle
when it hit a hillside just before the entrance
to Fish Bay. Rutnik died early the next day
at the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital sur-
rounded by family members.
St. John VIPD officers were dispatched
by 911 to the scene of the accident, accord-
ing to the initial report from the VIPD. When
police arrived, Emergency Medical Techni-
cians were already on the scene providing
medical attention to the three occupants of
VIPD officers spoke to the front seat pas-
senger, Cindy Rutnik, the wife of the driver.
Another passenger was in the rear seat.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
Flowers and a candle were left at the site of the one-car accident in Fish
Bay, above, which claimed the life of Amos Rutnik.
Cindy Rutnik stated her husband was
driving and they were coming downhill and
traveling "too fast," according to the police
report. Rutnik lost control of the Nissan
SUV he was driving which hit the hillside
and overturned near the entrance of Fish
Bay, according to police.
As the vehicle overturned, Rutnik, the
driver was ejected through the front wind-
shield, according to police. The two pas-
sengers were not ejected from the vehicle.
Cindy Rutnik told police her husband was
not wearing a seat belt.
EMTs transported the three passengers to
the MyrahKeating Smith Community Health
Center. At about 10 a.m. Sunday, June 26,
a medical doctor advised police the driver
had died from his injuries at Schneider Re-
gional Medical Center on St. Thomas.
Family and friends on St. John were dev-
astated when news of Rutnik's death spread
across the island on Sunday, June 26.
Raf Muilenburg, who grew up with Rut-
nik on St. John, remembered his friend as
full of enthusiasm for life.
"It's just unbelievable," said Muilen-
burg. "We grew up together and Amos is the
person I've known the longest in the entire
world. We knew each other since we were
"There is an absolutely enormous hole in
our lives," he said. "We are still struggling
to comprehend how much of a loss this is. I
think of his enthusiasm, his zeal and zest for
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Police Make Five Weekend
Arrests in STT/STJ District
St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department of-
ficers arrested four persons
in separate incidences and
charged them with Aggravated
Assault and Battery Domestic
Deborah Karlin, 60, of Estate
Winterberg was arrested on Fri-
day, June 24, at about 12 noon.
Police said Karlin assaulted her
husband and caused a distur-
bance at his office near Estate
At about 3 p.m. on Saturday,
June 25, Thomas Edward Small,
51, of New Jersey was arrested
after police said he assaulted his
wife bruising her on her nose,
above her right eye and on her
wrist. The incident occurred in
Estate Carolina and Small was
arrested on St. John.
Also on Saturday just before
8 p.m., police arrested 40-year-
old Charles Azille of Lindberg
Bay for slapping his minor
daughter and bruising her. This
incident happened at the rear of
K-Mart on 10th Street.
On Monday, June 27, at about
4:30 a.m., 22-year-old Shandos
Powell of Commandant Gade
was arrested after a complaint
was made to police that he as-
saulted his pregnant girlfriend
by punching her in her stomach
and her face.
All the Domestic Violence
suspects were held without bail
pending further review by a
judge or their appearance at ad-
vice of rights hearing.
Police also arrested a
17-year-old minor on Saturday,
June 25, after he was identified
as the person who broke into a
private residence, stole a laptop
computer and took a vehicle
from the same residence with-
out the owner's permission.
The incident happened in Es-
tate Fortuna at about 2 p.m. and
the minor was arrested about an
hour later. He was released into
his parents' custody pending
further court action.
Officers arrested a 17-year-
old minor over the weekend for
vehicle theft and other charges.
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott
After being forced out of her normal location next to the bandstand in Frank Powell
Park due to park renovations, beloved local chef Sheila Liburd was finally spotted
serving up her delicious fare next to the Beach Shop in Cruz Bay last week. Liburd
was only expected to serve food through Monday, July 4, and still expects to return
to her old location after work is complete.
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WAPA officials at Frank Bay oversee Kerite Cable Service's crew laying a redundant
electrical cable between St. Thomas and St. John last week.
WAPA Lays Underwater Cable
from Red Hook to Frank Bay
St. John Tradewinds
Kerite Cable Services, under
contract from V.I. Water and
Power Authority, started laying
submarine cable on Friday, June
24, from Red Hook, St. Thomas,
to Frank Bay, St. John.
The installation of 18,000 feet
of 34kV cable began at 8 a.m. and
was completed within 24 hours.
The new cable is expected to
greatly improve power transmis-
sion reliability to St. John in the
event that the two cables now
serving the island experience
unforeseen or accidental failure,
according to WAPA Executive
Director Hugo Hodge.
The new cable will accom-
modate the rapidly growing elec-
trical demand on St. John for
the next 25 to 30 years and is a
major step in meeting WAPA's
reserve planning criteria, Hodge
The project is funded by the
utility's Series 2010 electric rev-
enue bond issue at a cost of $4.4
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Mares Crane
A backhoe was used to ensure the cable from Red Hook
would have enough space when it came ashore in Frank
million and was approved by the
St. John Coastal Zone Manage-
ment Committee in June.
Mariners were urged to move
with caution from the Red Hook
Point area to Frank Bay while
work crews were in the area. No
incidents were reported during
the work time, which wrapped up
on time Saturday, June 25.
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A young St. John baseball player takes a swing
sponsored free baseball clinic last month.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Glen Philbert
at a ball during the Love City Live!-
Reggae for a Cause
More than 60 Kids Take Part in Baseball Clinic
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Glen "Wasi" Philbert remem-
bers a time not too long ago when
the baseball skills of St. Johnians
were feared on diamonds through-
out the Virgin Islands.
Philbert, owner of Global Ven-
ture Consultants LLC, grew up
on the infields and outfields of
St. John before heading off to the
states where he played baseball in
high school and college.
Frequently on island from his
Atlanta home, Philbert dreamed
of bringing those halcyon days of
baseball back to St. John.
After years of working in the
major league baseball industry,
Philbert launched Global Venture
Consultants LLC, which hosts con-
certs and events across the states.
With his vision of kids playing on
Love City baseball fields, Philbert
brought his two passions together
all for St. John.
Philbert's Global Venture part-
nered with local sponsors St. John
Brewers, Innovative and Boyson
Inc to host Third World Band's Pa-
triots album launch in the Winston
Wells ball park at the first annual
Love City Live! in January.
The concert drew a huge crowd
and raised funds for Philbert to
pursue his dream of bringing base-
ball back to Love City.
"The the whole intention for
Love City Live! was to give back
to the youth of St. John," said Phil-
bert. "St. John used to dominate
baseball. We were known for our
"All of our coaches went above
and beyond," he said. "Your par-
ents knew you were safe when you
were down by the field because
that was your extended family.
They were involved in your grades
and your discipline and if there
were any problems they would
speak to your parents."
Seeing how things changed
since he was a child, Philbert was
determined to help bring a thriv-
ing sports community back to his
"We've gotten away from that
almost totally," he said. "The ath-
letic culture that used to exist here
is gone. Back then if you were
from St. John, you played ball -
baseball, basketball - you played
some sort of ball."
"If you weren't playing you
were trying to make a team be-
cause those teams were hard to get
on," Philbert said.
Instead of lamenting how times
changed, Philbert wanted to take
"Instead of just complaining
about it, I wanted to do something
about it," he said. "We're bringing
baseball back. This is my platform;
this is what I know."
"There is a need for youth de-
velopment programs on the island
and this is just my unique way of
giving back to the community,"
From June 15 through 18 that
is exactly what Philbert did -
gave back to the community. Love
City Live! joined with the Major
League Baseball Players' Alumni
Association to host a free youth
baseball clinic at the VI. National
Park ball field.
In addition to the four sessions
for kids between the ages of four
and 12, the clinic also offered a
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Underwater Images by Caroline Rogers
To Be Showcased at Bajo el Sol July 8
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Bajo el Sol Galllery will be teeming with fishes,
corals, shrimp and turtles, on Friday, July 8, as Caro-
line Rogers unveils new underwater photography at
an artist's reception starting at 5 p.m. at the gallery
located in Mongoose Junction.
Rogers, a coral reef specialist for the U.S. Geologi-
cal Survey, has called St. John home for the past 25
years, but did not start snapping pictures under the
waves until about five years ago.
"Part of it is that we really started to use photog-
raphy in our research and I started seeing more and
more things that I wanted to capture," said Rogers. "I
just began going out on my own time really to look
into getting better images and more images."
Two years ago Rogers complied many of her favor-
ite shots into her first book, Coral Reef Stars, but she
never stopped using her camera on her often weekly
A second book, Mysterious, MagicalMangroves of
St. John, should be out in a few months, and as the
title suggests, much of Rogers' time lately has been
spent in the mangrove areas of Hurricane Hole. The
mangrove area in Coral Bay is also where Rogers
snapped most of the photographs for the Bajo el Sol
show, explained the scientist and photographer.
"I'm really excited about the show because I love
Bajo el Sol and I really think that [owners] Tom and
Livy Hitchcock do a really great job showcasing St.
John artists," said Rogers. "It is really an honor for
me to have this show at their gallery."
The hardest part for Rogers was determining which
of her thousands of pictures would grace the Bajo el
"I have tens of thousands of pictures and I selected
a wide variety of photos that celebrate the biodiver-
sity of St. John, from tiny, colorful shrimp that mea-
sure less than two inches long, to a large Hawksbill
turtle," said Rogers. "Even though I am a scientist, I
chose the photos based on their beauty, but they also
show the ecological importance of the mangroves."
Part of what drives Rogers' excitement is the in-
credible diversity of Hurricane Hole's mangrove
"Most of the photographs are from Hurricane Hole
inside the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monu-
ment," said the photographer. "This area may be
unique in the Caribbean in terms of the numbers of
different kinds of corals. There are almost 30 different
coral species, which is phenomenal."
"I've asked experts all through the Caribbean and
no one knows of any area like it," she said. "It's really
exciting that this little island has this particular coral
mangrove environment. It's important ecologically as
a nursery for both corals and fish."
The extent and the health of corals growing in Hur-
ricane Hole area is a rare source of excitement in the
progressively deteriorating ocean environment, Rog-
"One thing that really excited me is the number of
large corals growing in the area," she said. "Corals
are thriving there and they don't seem to be doing as
well on the coral reefs. There are also some rare cor-
als in Hurricane Hole that you seldom even see on
"I think it's really important to me because I've
watched the coral reefs declining over the last many
years and I know there is still a lot in the waters of
St. John that we can celebrate," said Rogers. "It's an
exciting area for me from the research point of view
and also for the artistic point of view with all of the
different textures and colors."
Although the esteemed scientist can usually iden-
tify all objects in her path, Rogers was stumped by
one sighting in Hurricane Hole.
"One day while I was snorkeling in Hurricane
Hole, I was swimming along and I saw a little yellow
blob and it just caught my attention," she said. It \\ .
a little blob about one and half inches long and it had
a tail and was clinging to some seaweed on a prop
root. I thought it was some kind of a little frogfish so
I took a picture of it."
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10 St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011
Rogers Wins 2011 Scotiabank International Regatta
St. John Tradewinds
Sailing fast and hitting the wind shifts "just right" is what
led 11-year-old Wiley Rogers, from Houston, Texas, to win
the 19th annual Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta,
hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, from June 24 to
"The waves and wind are what I like about sailing here,"
said Rogers, who led going into the last day and held his lead
in spite of 2010 defending champion, Jorge Gonzalez from
Puerto Rico, winning the last race and closing the score gap
to a mere seven points after 11 races.
"I also like meeting so many kids from other countries,"
said Rogers. "Jorge is very good and very fast upwind. He
has been like a brother to me the last three years I've sailed
in this regatta."
Gonzalez finished second, while St. Thomas' Scott McK-
enzie placed third overall. McKenzie was also the top scor-
ing U.S. Virgin Islands sailor.
Seventy-nine sailors ages 8 to 15 years from 10 nations
- Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Canada,
the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Trini-
dad & Tobago, the United States and all three U.S. Virgin
Islands - set sail in this Virgin Islands Sailing Association
sanctioned event. Eleven races were completed for the Ad-
vanced Red, White and Blue Fleets and 19 for the Beginner
Gonzalez's finish earned him a first place in the 13- to
15-year-old Red Fleet.
"I hadn't sailed for two weeks before this regatta, so I felt
nervous at first," said the 15-year-old Gonzalez who will
compete in the Optimist North American Championships in
Long Beach, California, next week. "Then, I started sailing
and going fast. But, it wasn't that easy to win this year."
Eleven-year-old Rogers also won the 11- to 12-year-old
Blue Fleet. Rogers' 9-year-old brother, Zane, bested the 10-
and under White Fleet.
"Sailing in the clinic really helped me in the regatta," said
Zane Rogers, who credited his father for teaching him how
to sail. "It helped me learn to get front row starts."
The Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta marked
1. Jorge Gonzalez, Puerto Rico (40)
2. Justina Pacheco, Dominican Republic (70)
3. Mack Fox, USA (80)
1. Wiley Rogers, USA (33)
2. Scott McKenzie, USVI (53)
3. Sam Morrell, BVI (69)
1. Zane Rogers, USA (283)
2. Juan Martin Pacheco, D.R. (331)
3. AnaClare Sole, USA (351)
1. Christopher Sharpless, USVI (45)
2. Jack Finley, USVI (97)
3. Santiago Pacheco, D.R (105)
only the second regatta that St. Thomas' Christopher Sharp-
less had ever sailed. Still, the 10-year-old handily won the
Beginner Green Fleet against 28 other sailors from a host
"My goal was to really try hard because I really wanted to
win," said Sharpless. "My coach definitely pushed me hard
and trained me well. It was a lot of fun."
Fifteen-year-old Justina Pacheco, from the Dominican
Republic, finished as Best Female and fifth overall.
"I've been training very hard, four days a week," says
Pacheco, who earned Top Girl and 7th overall at the Op-
timist South American Championships in Chile in April.
"Here, I looked at the wind and waves and tried to make the
best calls. It paid off."
Puerto Rico's Miguel Monllor won the Pete Ives Award,
given for a combination of sailing prowess, sportsmanship,
determination and good attitude both on and off the water.
Meanwhile, Trinidad & Tobago's Abigail Affoo won the
Chuck Fuller Sportsmanship Award.
The regatta's Principal Race Officer, Ken Legler, who is
also the Head Sailing Coach at Tufts University in Medford,
Massachusetts, was impressed with the fleet.
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USA's Wiley Rogers, above, sailed to victory
in the 2011 Soctiabank Regatta out of St. Thom-
as Yacht Club.
"All the kids handled their boats well, surfing downwind
and wave jumping upwind," Legler said.
The Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta has been
sponsored by Scotiabank almost since the event's incep-
tion. The week started off with the Sea Star Clinic, run from
coaches from OptiSailors.com, and included the one-day
Sea Star Team Race on Thursday.
For full results, visit www.regattanetwork.com and for
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By Senator Craig Barshinger
Happy St. John Carnival One and All!
St. John Tradewinds
Happy St. John Carnival to
One and All! Whether you pre-
fer to call it Carnival or Festival,
whether you prefer to visit in the
Village or dance in the parade,
whether you look forward to the
shows or the fireworks over Pills-
bury Sound, there is something
for everyone at this festive time
I enjoyed the opening ceremony
this year, as we honored Ira Wade,
Deputy Commissioner of Public
Works. For many years Ira has
supported Carnival, building the
stages, organizing cleanup, and
most recently recommending the
purchase of the modern aluminum
stage with professional lighting.
Due to Ira's connection to the
Pan Dragons, we were treated to
a veritable concert of pan music
during the opening ceremony. I
find the Love City Pan Dragon's
music breathtaking. It's all natu-
ral, with no artificial amplification
needed. Their repertoire ranges
from traditional pan pieces to
skillfully arranged and executed
The Children's Carnival Vil-
lage was better than ever this year.
It was originated by the St. John
Community Foundation and the
St. John Yacht Club. The tradition
is carried forward by St. John Ro-
tary, which has added new games
and carried forward the old favor-
ites. Where else can children play
for hours with just a pocketful of
change? The Rotary does this all
with volunteer help. The adults
have as much fun as the children.
See a Rotary member and plan to
volunteer next year!
Carnival is not the only activ-
ity this time of year. July 3rd is
Emancipation Day. I plan to start
the day "fore de mahnin" by walk-
ing from Fort Christiansvaern in
Christiansted to Fort Frederik in
Frederiksted. Senator Terrence
PoSin%\' " Nelson has made this
trek an annual event for those
who wish to make a pilgrimage
commemorating Emancipation in
There follows a full day of cel-
ebration in Frederiksted. I will be
there for several hours, but will be
back on St. John before nightfall
to enjoy the biggest night of the
Carnival. And of course I always
look forward to the parade on July
4, followed in the evening by the
The past two weeks in the sen-
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sion on June 22 the Legislature
passed the bill I introduced to
build a traditional vendor's mar-
ket on St. John which will show-
case items that are made, grown
or caught on St. John.
A committee composed of ven-
dors and other community mem-
bers will work with the Depart-
ment of Licensing and Consumer
Affairs to select a location, set
criteria for how it will be run, etc.
If you are interested come get a
copy of the bill 29-0072. As well,
you can see it online at Legvi.org;
click on "Billtracking."
Another bill was passed in Ses-
sion, 29-0123, called the Eco-
nomic Stabilization Act of 2011. I
voted NO. In section three the bill
gives the Governor the authority
to "divert" up to 80 percent of any
funds in the government coffers to
stabilize the economy.
This is a complete abrogation
of the Legislature's responsibil-
ity. The Organic Act charges the
15 senators to be in charge of the
purse strings of the V.I. Govern-
ment, not to give that responsibil-
Another provision of 29-0123
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Kids Pack Children's Festival Village
St. JohnTradewinds News Photos
The silver award winning V.I. Culinary Team smiles for
U.S. Virgin Islands Culinary
Team Wins Silver at Taste
of Caribbean Competition
St. John kids came
out in force to Children's
Festival Village last week,
enjoying face painting,
jump houses and games
of all sorts. The annual
village is staffed by
volunteers all week and is
organized by the Rotary
Club of St. John with
support from the St. John
and sponsored by the
St. John Accomodations
St. John Tradewinds New
Photos by Tristan Ewald
St. John Tradewinds
The Hotel and Tourism Associ-
ations' VI. Culinary Team left for
last week's Taste of the Caribbean
Competition with one thing on
their mind - winning gold.
This year's competition was
hosted in Miami, Florida and
featured a new format, separat-
ing food categories - seafood,
beef, cheese, pastry - allowing
for more individual recognition.
Teams were still presented with a
mystery basket of ingredients to
use in creating their dishes in the
The Virgin Islands Team had
a stellar showing, proving that
months of practice and experience
can place one center stage and, in
the eyes of the judges, top of the
Overall, the team won silver but
individual chefs came home with
the following medals:
David Benjamin (The Ritz Car-
lton) - Silver in the seafood cat-
Negust Kaza (Tutu Bene-St.
Croix) - Gold in the Certified
Angus Beef category, Best use of
Dennis Vanterpool - Chef of the
Year - Silver
Afiya Augustus (St. Croix Com-
plex graduate, Johnson & Wales
student) - Bronze Junior Chef
Al Boston (The Ritz Carlton)
- Bronze in the rum category,
One of the most impressive
showings was that of pastry chef
Kunal Chakrabarti of The Ritz
award winning dessert.
Carlton. Chakrabarti's impressive
"A play of chocolate and island
fruits" won him the Albert Uster
Imports Pastry Chef of the Year
Award and a place in the Hall of
Fame. The creative dessert includ-
ed chocolate scotch bonnet spirals,
mango sorbet, guavaberry, and
"I am beaming with pride for
this team," said Lisa Hamiton,
President of the Hotel and Tourism
Association. "They have worked
so hard since last year's competi-
tion and now have proven them-
selves to be talented, creative and
The success of the team would
not be possible without the support
of the following sponsors: The De-
partment of Tourism, Frenchman's
Reef Marriott, Innovative, Inter-
national Capital & Management
Corporation, Merchants Market,
Premier Wines & Spirits/Cruzan
Rum, The Ritz Carlton, St. Croix
Hotel & Tourism Association,
Taste of St. Croix, and the West
Indian Company Limited.
St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011 13
St. JohnTradewinds News Photos by Tropicl Focus
Volunteers Make Children's
Festival Village a Success
Scotiabank officials were among the volunteers who came out on Thursday night, June
29, to help out at Children's Festival Village in Cruz Bay. Each year the village is set up
and staffed by volunteers the week of St. John Festival to give kids a safe and drug- and
alcohol-free environment. Thanks to volunteers like Scotiabank vice president Lawrence
Aqui who had his face painted at Children's Village, Maho Bay Campground employees
and more, the village is offered at a low cost, allowing children to enjoy games and win a
multitude of prizes for only a few dollars. The children's village is organized by the Rotary
Club of St. John with assistance from the St. John Community Foundation and support of
the St. John Accommodation's Council. Happy Festival!
14 St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011
Keeping Track of Crime
Armed Robberies: 1
1st Degree Burglaries: 3
2nd Degree Burglaries: 22
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70
Grand Larcenies: 67
Armed Robberies: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 1
2nd Degree Burglaries: 4
3rd Degree Burglaries: 18
Grand Larcenies: 30
Letters To St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands National Park Has No Justification
for Killing Goats, Cats or Other Annimals
Send your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, JULY 7TH
beloved pets) in the absence of the Chief of Resource
Management Rafe Boulon who was off-island at the
time and knew nothing about this trapping and eradi-
cation of our companion animals.
According to Ital, the rangers justified killing these
goats simply because they did not have tags in their
ears. I personally have rescued a non-indigenous pet
dog three times, a little dog belonging to an important
Park official. This dog ran loose - did she deserve to
be shot because her owner failed to keep her penned?
Apply this lesson to our goats, our cats and our other
Like Ital, I ask, can't the National Park Service on
St. John devote its resources to more beneficial pur-
poses than practicing target shooting on our animals?
I question why Park rangers carry guns - to protect
themselves from mongooses?
Honorable Governor of the Virgin Islands:
I am writing to ask about the promise you made to
St. John about having Frank Powell Park ready by the
St John Festival.
It is now July 1, 2011 and the Park is NOT finished
nor does it look to be finished soon.
Residents of St. John asked to delay the remodel-
ing of the Park which started in December of 2010,
another busy part of our important tourist season. We
asked to please start the work after the St. John Festi-
val when we would be in our slow tourist season
Since the implementation of this work we have not
had sidewalks for the arriving guests to safely navi-
gate to or from the ferry dock.
I have heard the blame game going on about rain
delays, etc, etc. Why was work not being done on
weekends to meet this demanding schedule?
Governor, we need our Park back, we need our
sidewalks back. Your help on this issue, now will be
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Located on the fence of the Julius E. Sprauve
School is a sign for a church service and now an alco-
In the Bible, the apostle Paul instructed Timothy
to take a little wine for medical reasons. So therefore,
I'm not against drinking in moderate portions.
There is also another restaurant opening across
from the school which undoubtedly will be serv-
ing mixed drinks. Hmmm, the proportion of bars to
school is crazy. First of all, I know that many people
would like the school to be moved to a better location.
That is fine.
But for the moment, how in the world are we al-
lowing businesses with this type of product to be situ-
ated next to a place of learning?
Not even the library is located next to the school.
On the other hand, if we were to remove the school
from Cruz Bay they may turn the buildings into a
shopping center with more questionable businesses.
Cruz Bay feels like every square inch is being
turned into a pleasure haven. I may be stretching
things a bit, but if school officials want to educate the
kids about sexual matters, it won't be long before they
are teaching them about drinking responsibly.
I hope that it won't come to that, but the way things
are progressing, our school is battling a war right on
its front steps.
ISLAND NOTESfrom the publisher
Sincerest sympathies to the Rutnik Family for their deep loss. - MN
I'm writing in response to Ital Anthony's let-
ter to the editor in the June 13-20 issue of St. John
Ital believes the National Park rangers are shooting
our island goats because they are eating indigenous
plants. Just what are the indigenous plants that jus-
tify these rangers from the mainland to kill our island
goats in cold blood?
Would to God some non-indigenous persons or
animals would find a way to eradicate the indigenous
and very dangerous ketch-and-keep that is overrun-
ning four-fifths of the island.
In fact, these same National Park rangers have
trapped and probably killed my pet cats at Cinnamon
Bay. Would to God some local person had seen what
these rangers did to my cats.
To this day, no Park ranger has admitted just who
authorized trapping 10 cats (two of which were my
Park Should Have Been Complete by Festival
Signs of the Times
St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011 15
a Amos & Andy
I never thought I would be
burying my son Amos next to his
sister Ruby. In fact I had privately
shown Amos where I wanted to be
buried next to Ruby in our Garden
of Tears at Guavaberry Farms.
Now Amos will rest there, right
next to his sister under the out-
stretched limbs of a Guavaberry
tree. I knew I could count on him
to make sure my wishes were ful-
filled and when his mother died she
would be buried right between us
under the same Guavaberry tree.
Amos was so proud of Guavab-
erry Farms, as it was with him that
I first cut a path through the thick
bush and discovered the first of
many Guavaberry trees that graced
As a child he was always at
my side wherever or whenever I
did anything, his sun blond hair
hanging in his eyes and bright
smile ready to charm my clients
or friends. For we were Amos and
Andy, always bringing a smile to
anyone who was old enough to re-
member those radio shows.
I cannot sum up his life in just
a few words nor memorialize his
good qualities in a few memories
or stories. Amos was bigger than
that and that is why I am missing
him so much.
We are a small family that had
our hearts broken with the death of
our beloved Ruby and now more
sorrow as our Amos has left us to
join his sister. His last day was one
of laughter and happiness as Amos
and Cindy spent the day with So-
phie and friends celebrating her
His last minutes were spent
clinging to life with Cindy and Ja-
net while Sophie and I were pray-
ing and pleading that he stay with
us while his sister Ruby with an
outstretched hand waited for him
I first met Amos the week I learned that I was
carrying twins. Soon Cindy was pregnant too, and,
over the years, we became an extended family, as
is uniquely possible on St. John.
I grew to love to Amos. He was a dreamer and
a perfectionist, a conflicting combination of fan-
cy and will that drove him to proud exhaustion.
I have watched Amos toss two batches of gravy,
for one perfect turkey, because they were not quite
right (and yet delicious); risk his limbs for the per-
fect branch of guavaberries; burst into tears with a
desire to change.
Amos was happiest when he was at home: lay-
ing boulders with the backhoe, romancing the
grill, playing football with the children, collecting
fruit, pruning trees, blowing leaves, maintaining
every comer of the property to perfection, while
envisioning the next phase at Guavaberry Farms.
It was his great canvas, and he obsessed over de-
tails such as the depth and quality of stones, from
one step to the next.
I can see him now, working in the sun, gestur-
ing to the kids, some dirt on his face. At the end
of such days, he entered the kitchen the Herculean
vision of manhood, complaining of the trials he
had himself invented, and then unwound over the
stove, ready to discuss the perfect glazed chicken
or merits of mystifying roots.
When he left the kitchen for a shower, he did
so with hilariously detailed instructions on how to
proceed in his absence. One of my favorite after-
on the other side. It is how it must
be; his family and friends left with
overwhelming sorrow while he
rejoices in his reunion with Ruby,
the sister he loved.
For my family to survive this
unimaginable tragedy we will look
to each other and our community
of friends to give us the hope and
love we need to heal our broken
I have so much to live for with
Sophie, Brummell, Jameer, Cindy,
Cristian and Jessica all needing
a PaPa and a Gram to give them
strength to go on and the memo-
ries they will need to keep Amos
in their hearts.
I am happy Amos is with Ruby
and am sure he knows I will give
his family all the protection and
nurturing they will need.
Amos, may you rest in peace
with Ruby at your side and our
love as your comfort, Dad.
noons was spent up in the trees collecting guavab-
erries with Cindy and Amos, which we squashed
into rum and drank outdoors as the winds of a
storm began to blow. Those were good times.
Amos was fanatically dedicated to his family
and felt in some way that every muscle of work
was for Cindy, Jessica and Cristian. He discussed
everything with Cindy, sat in on his children's
classes, promoted good nutrition with a dose of
candy, and laughed at the charming foibles of the
children who frolicked at Guavaberry Farms -
to them, the Central Park of St. John. He dubbed
Paul "Cupid," and referred to our unit as "Cupid
and the Gang."
When I think of Amos, I think of his hands. They
suffered from his risky activities, and caused him
pain, but they expressed most vividly his dreams,
and were always in the air, like wands of passion
- carving out a design, enriching a vision, danc-
ing around his words or frustrations, both fragile
He was extremely proud of his parents, of his
beautiful sister, of his loving wife Cindy, and of
Jessica, and Cristian. There was not a conversa-
tion I had with Amos that was not in some way
Jessica and Cristian, your father's love lives
in every breath you take. It sings in the breeze at
Guavaberry Farms, and will continue to blossom
for you every day. You are so loved.
- Downing Child
August 17, 1970-June 26, 2011
Amos Rutnik, 40, of Fish Bay, St. John, died Sunday, June 26,
at Roy L. Schneider Hospital. He died peacefully with family
Amos was bom August 17, 1970, at Knud Hansen Hospital on
St. Thomas. He lived all his life on St. John. He attended Julius E.
Sprauve School and All Saints before graduating from Christian
Brothers Academy in Albany, NY, his grandfather's alma mater.
After graduation Amos sailed up the Gambia River and along
the coast of West Africa and back to the Virgin Islands aboard the
sailboat Breath with the Muilenburg family of St. John before go-
ing away to school in Florida.
Amos attended Hillsborough Community College and the Uni-
versity of Florida, Tampa, studying horticulture, water and irri-
gation management and computer systems. He returned home in
2000 and in 2004 he married and built a home in Fish Bay.
Amos was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and their children, Cristian
and Jessica; his parents, Andy and Janet; sister, Sophie and partner,
Brummell Germain. He is also survived by parents-in-law, Ginny
Allen and Dennis Daugherty; brother-in-law, Rob Daugherty;
uncles, Vince Rehbit, Greg, Doug, Chris, and Jonathan Rutnik;
aunts, Diana Rehbit, Frances, Monica, Gwenn, Patty and Alexis
Rutnik and Ginny Heller; nephew, Jameer Germain; cousins, Jeni-
fer Rivera, Nicole Whitlow, Lisa, Laura and Amy Rehbit, Erik,
Josh, Denise, Jordan, Jared, Brooke and Dougie Rutnik, Carron
Tessitore, Tiffinay Rutnik Lodico, Erin Tschantret, Sen. Kirsten
Gillibrand and their families; special friends and their families,
Rafael Muilenburg, Colin Hilliard, Alisa Gross, the Schnells, the
Sewers, Ross Ortiz and many others.
Services were Saturday, July 2, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Church in Cruz Bay, St. John. The burial was at Guavab-
erry Farms in Fish Bay, St. John. Funeral arrangements were by
Davis Funeral Home.
An education trust has been established for his children through
the St. John Community Foundation.
Remembrances can be sent to amosrtunikremembrances@
Remembering Amos Rutnik
A Dreamer, Perfectionist and Dedicated Family Man
16 St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011
Wadesville Kicks Off
with Bang of the Steel Drum
Continued from Page 3
"My experience with the Festival Organization has been 99 percent
positive," he said. "Sometimes it is challenging. We are a small group
of hard working people who all have their own ideas."
Wade took a break from the microphone to share a special gift with
the organization and the crowd - the Love City Pan Dragons.
"I would like to give something to the committee and the crowd,"
said Wade. "We spend hours with these children and I would like
them to pay tribute to the platform guests and the audience. Hear
these children play.
The Pan Dragons wowed the crowd with their rendition of Johann
Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
"See what we can get out of these children if you invest time and
a little bit of money," said Wade about the Love City Pan Dragons.
"I want you all to see if you invest time, what you can get out of the
future of St. John. That is the future right there."
While handing Wade a plaque in honor of Wadesville, Johannes
had one reminder for the man of the night.
"This does not mean that your work is over," she told Wade.
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger, Senator Shawn-Michael Malone, Senate President Ronald
Russel and Lieutenant Governor Greg Francis each took the micro-
phone to honor Wade and urge the crowd to enjoy the sights, sounds
and flavors of Festival.
As the Pan Dragons kept the crowd entertained, St. John Festival
Queen Kinia Blyden, St. John Festival Princess Ashyria Kelly and
Wade gathered with other dignitaries to cut the ribbon at the Village
entrance and officially open Wadesville, but the party was just getting
A huge crowd sampled the food in village on June 29 and stayed to
dance to Cool Session Brass and Poison until late into the night.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald
Del. Donna Christensen, Sen. Ronald Russel, village honoree Ira Wade, Sen.
Craig Barshinger, Sen. Shawn Michael Malone and Lt. Governor Gregory Francis.
Festival Honoree Ira Wade
Continued from Page 4
Within less than five hours after Marilyn tore through the ter-
ritory, Wade and his crew had all of Love City's roads open to
traffic. Progress in the cleanup effort was visible on a daily basis,
Sixteen years later, Wade's work ethic is no less strong than it
was when he first came on board with DPW.
"I come to work every morning around 5:15 a.m., and I leave
when the day is finished," he said. "Some days it's early, some
days it's late."
As if his job with Public Works doesn't keep him busy enough,
Wade also volunteers with an organization he holds near and dear
to his heart - the Love City Pan Dragons. Wade has worked with
the youth steel pan band for the past 17 years and beams with pride
when he speaks about them.
Wade has also served on the St. John Festival and Cultural Or-
ganization for the past 10 years and oversees construction of the
professional village stage each year as well.
Although Wade shied away from praise at the opening of
Wadesville on Wednesday evening, June 29, his character was
lauded again and again by various speakers during the opening
ceremony, and the crowd heartily applauded while the Love City
Pan Dragons rang their drums in honor of the man who works tire-
lessly for Love City.
Amos Rutnik Dies
Continued from Page 5
life, his incredibly creativity and
more than anything else his kind-
ness and courtesy to everyone -
he was a true gentleman."
"Amos would help anyone at
any time," he said. "He would al-
ways stop and help people. That
was an intrinsic part of his nature
- it was just who he was."
Rutnik was born at Knud Han-
sen Hospital on St. Thomas on Au-
gust 17, 1970, and was raised on
St. John. He was a true St. Johnian,
"Amos was a true native son of
St. John," he said. "He spent al-
most his entire life on St. John and
was really connected to the island
and the people."
After graduating from the Uni-
versity of Florida, Tampa, where
he studied horticulture, water and
irrigation management, and com-
puter systems, Rutnik eventually
returned to St. John and started his
own business, Artistic Landscap-
This is the second time tragedy
has struck the Rutnik family in the
form of a fatal car accident. The
family buried Amos' sister, Ruby,
at Guavaberry Farms in 1996, af-
ter she died in a car accident in
Washington, D.C. where she was
studying at American University.
Ruby Rutnik was a star wind-
mill pitcher at Antilles School and
was only 21 when she died. The
Rutnik family keeps her memory
alive by hosting the Ruby Rutnik
Memorial Softball Tournament
each April which raises scholar-
ship money for local students.
Rutnik left behind his wife Cin-
dy and two children, Cristian and
Jessica; his parents, Andy and Ja-
net; his sister Sophie and her son
and partner, and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins, as well as
Family members and friends
gathered on Saturday morning,
July 2, at Our Lady of Mount Car-
mel Church in Cruz Bay for Rut-
nik's funeral. Rutnik was buried
at his family's Guavaberry Farms
in Fish Bay following the church
Rutnik was a man full of pas-
sion who should be an example to
all, Muilenburg explained.
"He was an example to us all,"
said Muilenburg. "His enthusiasm
was incredible. He was gung-ho
"He had this amazing energy
and was great to be around,"
Muilenburg said. "We must just
celebrate that. We got 40 great
years with him, those of us who
were privileged to know him."
"As much as we would have
liked 40 more years, he left an
amazing legacy," he said.
Remembrances of Rutnik may
be sent to amosrutnikremembranc-
The family has established an
education fund for his children
through the St. John Community
Foundation. Call 693-9410 for
St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011 17
Census for Territorial Statistics
St. John Tradewinds
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen said last week that
she was pleased that the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of
Census has expanded its County Business Patterns to include eco-
nomic statistics for American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth
of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Christensen held hearings with the Bureau of Census in May
of 2008 asking them to include the four small territories in more
"I am pleased that they have begun the process," she said. "The
Department of Commerce and other federal agencies are doing
more to include the insular areas in statistics that are necessary for
planning and for the proper allocation of funding."
The County Business Patterns statistics provide the only de-
tailed annual information on the number of establishments, em-
ployees, and first-quarter and annual payroll for most of the 1,100
industries covered at the national, state and county levels.
Last week's report, which covered 2009 statistics, showed that
there were a total of 2,845 establishments with a total annual pay-
roll of $1 billion in the Virgin Islands.
The complete report shows that the entire United States lost
168,000 establishments between 2008 and 2009 and lost more
than 6 million employees.
The data can be accessed at http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/.
Underwater Images by Rogers
Presented at Bajo el Sol
Continued from Page 9
Rogers sent the image to Dr.
Jack Randall, an internationally
known fish expert who spent
several years on St. John.
"I looked in a book and I
knew it was unusual to see
something like this in the man-
groves so I sent it to Dr. Ran-
dall, who sent it to a global
frogfish expert at the Universi-
ty of Washington," said Rogers.
"That scientist confirmed that it
was a Sargassum Frogfish and
the first report of frogfishes liv-
ing in mangroves. I ended up
seeing over 20 more of these
Although dedicated to art,
Rogers is always mindful of the
scientific side of her nature as
well. Through her images, she
hopes to share the beauty of the
undersea world, but also affect
positive change for the sensi-
tive areas in which she works.
"Mangroves are even more
threatened than coral reefs in
general," said Rogers. "These
are very fragile communities
and it's best if people don't
speed in the area or tie up to the
mangroves. Many people think
of mangroves as waste lands so
it's good for people to under-
stand how important they are."
"When you snorkel, it's easy
to overlook some of the smaller
animals," she said. "I encourage
people to go really slowly and
look very carefully. You never
know what you might see."
Rogers' images also show
how this underwater world is
"All of these images were
taken in less than 15 feet of wa-
ter while I was snorkeling," she
said. "I want people to look in
a different way at mangroves in
general and know that these are
Don't miss Rogers' artist's
reception on Friday, July 8, at
Bajo el Sol in Mongoose Junc-
tion starting at 5 p.m.
Friday, June 24 Thomas. by another male. Disturbance of the
10:54 a.m. - An Estate Bethany 9:00 p.m. - A citizen c/r an acci- peace, threats.
resident r/ a break-in at the Animal dent in the area of Fish Bay. Auto ac- Thursday, June 30
Care Center. Burglary in the third. cident. 8:10 a.m. -An Estate Bethany resi-
12:14 p.m. - A citizen r/ an assault Sunday, June 26 dent p/r that his landlord changed the
in the area of Bellevue Village. Sim- 1:32 a.m. - An Estate Contant resi- locks on the apartment he was rent-
ple assault. dent p/r that he was threatened. Dis- ing. Landlord/tenant dispute.
6:48 p.m. - The manager of C&C turbance of the peace, threats. 10:28 a.m. - An Estate Bethany
Car Rental p/r a breach of contract. 6:43 p.m. - An Estate Hard Labor resident p/r that he is being harassed.
Breach of contract. resident r/ that he was threatened by Disturbance of the peace.
Saturday, June 25 his cousin. Disturbance of the peace, 11:05 a.m. - An Estate Enighed
3:18 a.m. - While providing crowd threats (D.V.) resident p/r that her dog was stolen.
control at Cruz Bay dock after Car- 9:16 p.m. - An Estate Pastory resi- Grand larceny.
nival Music Festival, VIPD officer dent c/r that his cellular phone was 2:05 p.m. - An Estate Carolina
observed a man having several alter- stolen from his residence. Burglary in resident p/r that a necklace was stolen
cations with several individuals. He the third. from his store. Grand larceny.
began to get physical with the VIPD Monday, June 27 6:00 p.m. - A George Simmonds
officer and was restrained and trans- 11:42 a.m. -An Estate Contantres- Terrace resident p/r that she was
ported to Leander Jurgen Command. ident p/r that a male threatened to slap threatened. Disturbance of the peace,
Delaying and obstructing. her. Disturbance of the peace, threats. threats.
12:35 p.m. - An Estate Carolina Tuesday, June 28 Friday, June 1
resident requested police assistance. 2:38 p.m. -An Estate Contant resi- 12:25 a.m. -A St. Thomas resident
Police assistance. dent p/requesting police assistance, p/r that a male created a disturbance
2:32 p.m. - An Estate Pastory resi- Police assistance. and swung at her. Aggravated assault
dent r/ that he was shot at. Assault in 8:31 p.m. - An Estate Pastory resi- and battery.
the third. dent p/r that she was harassed by her 1:05 a.m. - A citizen p/r that her
6:15 p.m. - An Estate Carolina landlord. Landlord/tenant dispute. parked vehicle was struck and dam-
resident r/ that she was assaulted by 10:07 p.m. -A St. Thomas resident aged. Auto accident.
her husband. c/requesting police assistance to re- 1:12 a.m. - A citizen p/r that he
6:21 p.m. - An employee at Love trieve her son from his father. Police was assaulted by a female in Cruz
City Mini Mart c/r a disturbance. De- assistance. Bay Village. Simple assault.
struction of property. Wednesday, June 29 2:35 a.m. - An Estate Contant resi-
8:00 p.m. - Badge #730 p/ at Le- 9:47 a.m. - An Estate Chocolate dent r/ that he was assaulted. Police
ander Jurgen Command with Thomas Hole resident p/r that he was assault- assistance.
Small of Estate Carolina, under arrest ed by his son's mother. Assault in the 3:31 p.m. - A St. Thomas resident
and charged with aggravated assault third. r/ that he was assaulted in Cruz Bay.
and battery, domestic violence. No 11:50 a.m. - A visitor from VA p/r Police assistance.
bail was set due to domestic violence that her watch was missing from her 4:32 a.m. - An Estate Power Boyd
laws. He was detained at Leander Ju- beach bag. Grand larceny. resident c/r that she observed some-
rgen Command and later transported 5:12 p.m. - An Estate Enighed one on her property. Suspicious activ-
to the Bureau of Corrections on St. resident p/r that he was threatened ity.
CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.
Organization Seeks Information on Recent Crimes
St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers needs the community's help to
solve the following crimes. If anyone knows some-
thing, they should say something, as law enforce-
ment cannot control crime without help. Even the
smallest bit of information may be just what law
enforcement needs to solve these cases.
On June 4, at 4:57 a.m. at Sapphire Breeze Vil-
la in Estate Bethany, an armed robber forced his
way from the patio into the master bedroom. After
a brief scuffle with the father, his three children
entered the bedroom. The intruder waved his gun,
demanded money, and became enraged when he
discovered there was little to be had. The intruder
is described as a black male with short hair, 5'9"
to 6' tall wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and a
mask. If you saw anyone that morning or the night
before fitting this description, please tell us.
On Wednesday, June 22, at approximately 6:30
p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in
the area of Frenchtown near the ball park. Details
are sketchy as to who fired the shots or the motive.
This incident happened in a very public area.
We need to get the criminals who were involved
in these crimes off the streets. Please tell what you
know by submitting information on these or any
other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or
by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Tips are completely anonymous, and the state-
side operators speak several languages. If a tip
leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property,
illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster will receive a
cash reward of up to $2,500. The minimum reward
for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500. Only
anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible
for these cash rewards.
18 St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011
CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE
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
Caribbean Villas & Resorts
or locally 340-776-6152
Suite St. John Villas/Condos
or locally at 340-779-4486
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831
R&I PATTON goldsmithing
Located in Mongoose Junction
776-6548 or (800) 626-3445
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
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
Open 7 Days a Week
"A Pretty OK Place"
R n .eavieS w v acation Homes, Inc. S.
Banking tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 Sun Dog Cafe
Scotiabank www.seaviewhomes.com 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 email@example.com
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
Island Pet Outfitter
Located at Wharfside Village
C4th Custom Embroidery
Located in Coral Bay
Residents were thrilled to see white stripes along the sides of
Centerline Road last week. Many residents said the lines made
driving at night much easier and thanked officials for the quick paint
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
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 10 a.m. Sunday, Gifft Hill School
340-715-053 Call 774-8617
White Centerline Road Stripping Defines Shoulder
St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Robert DeBonis
St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011 19
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* Two bedroom, one bath,
* 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
* Efficiency apt $700
* One bedroom, one bath
* One bedroom, one bath
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2-3 BR House on
Bordeaux Mt., beautifully
maintained with amazing
views of BVIs. Available
7/1 for $2000-$2,500 +
Mark for more info at
732-804-0600, or email
Large 2 BR Apartmetn in
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VIVA Villas is growing, with immediate need for an
individual with the following qualities:
* Excellent hands-on property mgt. & supervisory
skills. Including basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing
* Emphasis & experience on cost-effective preventative
* Understanding of island construction issues &
* Good communication & MULTI-TASKING skills
Musts: St. John resident with 4wd vehicle, cell phone w/
voice mail, basic tools. Solid references & experience.
E-mail resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Call 779-4250 for more information.
ON EVERY LEVEL
TO SHOP, DINE
COME JOIN US
RETAIL or OFFICE
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 &
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: marty@islandia
Sizes to 10' x 12'
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
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COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE
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first floor space available
Downtown Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
For Space Call Nick
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20 St. John Tradewinds, July 4-10, 2011
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 (tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.
Monday, July 4
- St. John Festival Parade
starts at 11 a.m. across from
- Fireworks over Cruz Bay
Harbor at 9 p.m.
Starts Saturday, July 9
- The community is invited
to kick off Summer at Starfish
Market on Saturday, July 9,
from 3 to 5 p.m. Stop by the
first floor of the Marketplace to
sample different types of melon
and enjoy some fresh barbecue
items like hamburgers, hot dogs
and maybe corn on the cob.
- 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
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
Sunday, July 10
- Stop by High Tide on
Sunday, July 10, at 4 p.m. for
a 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.
- Kekoa Catamaran is host-
ing a sunset cocktail cruise on
Sunday, July 10, from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. in benefit of Amos
Rutnik's Family. Meet at the
National Park dock at 5:15 p.m.
Tickets are $100 per person
and $20 for children between
3 and 12 years old. Kids under
three are fee.Space is limited
to 60 people and advanced res-
ervations are required. Email
sailkekoa @gmail.com or call
Starts August 16
The Real Estate Sales course
willbe offeredby the University
of the Virgin Islands - Commu-
nity Engagement and Lifelong
Learning (UVICELL) Center.
On St. Thomas, classes will be
from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays beginning Au-
gust 16, at the UVICELL Cen-
ter on the St. Thomas Campus.
For fees and more information
on the course, call 693-1100 or
ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcohol-
ics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m
on Tuesday; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field.
1 Original texts: Abbr.
4 Navy VIP
11 Soda giant
20 Kwik-E-Mart clerk
21 In a very angry way
22 "East of Eden" director
23 Jagger and Fleetwood
out in a blizzard?
25 Stencil work
26 Inflated self
27 Pay to play
28 Bags used by some
29 Faunae counterparts
32 Top draft status
34 Santa - wind
35 Kit - bar
36 King of Thebes gets into
40 Job detail, briefly
43 Triage areas, briefly
44 Perform the duties of
45 2.0 grades
47 Tibetan city
51 Shia's god
52 Golf course on another
58 Massey of film
60 Knight's mount
61 "Take - from me ..."
62 Fumigated hair?
65 Pageant adornment
67 Palindromic "before"
68 Silk alternative
69 Opposite of east, in
72 Of a forearm bone
74 Suffix with 26-Across
75 Actress Teri
79 Dixie rodeo horses?
83 Former New York sta-
85 Is lionlike
88 Nosy one
90 Hits from a loggerhead?
93 Inserted bud
95 - Gyra
96 Delhi dress
97 Came about
98 Suffix with sheep or owl
101 Just barely
104 Nails for company use?
110 Rocker Ocasek of the
112 Cellar, in real-estate
113 Ump's shout
114 Spanish boy grades
121 Little hotel
122 Obsessive zeal for a
123 Big trucks for company
127 Have supper
128 Like a hand with fingers
129 180 hung by a motorist
130 Most hazardously icy
132 Tpks., e.g.
1 Animal throat
2 Sales pitch deliverer
3 Sol and Helios
4 With 5-Down, hang on a
5 See 4-Down
6 Papa's other half
7 "To put - a nutshell ..."
9 Ethylene or propylene
10 Fleur-de- -
11 Soccer icon
12 Kagan of the Supreme
13 Rock climbers' spikes
14 Petty tyrant
15 Prez Eisenhower and
16 Irene of "Fame" fame
17 Novelist Cynthia
18 Sri -
19 Teen turmoil
24 TV actress Spelling
28 Givers' opposites
30 "Be - and help me out!"
31 Big name in ancient
33 Nero's "Lo!"
37 Shower area
38 Western cry
39 Split-off group
41 Pipe shape
42 Potted "pet"
46 Drags to court
48 Rabbit ears
49 Downhiller's accessory
50 Attack with evil reports
51 Golfer Isao -
53 Irish actor Stephen
54 QB's pickups
56 Bad traffic accident
57 Walking shakily
59 S.Sgt., e.g.
63 He was attached to
By Frank A. Longo
64 Leaky tire sound
66 "Ben- -" (1959)
71 Spain loc.
73 Hay holder
76 "Chances -"
77 Pull an oar
78 Fan noises
80 Big striped cat, in Spain
84 Razor name
86 Broccoli -
87 Surgeon's duds
91 Filming area
92 Lip smack
94 Fancy party
97 Fighting a common viral
99 Kept from scoring any
100 Pres. after FDR
102 Fashion giant Giorgio
103 Senator Feinstein
105 Devotee's declaration
106 Song in an opera
109 Kunta -
115 Body of laws
116 Not include
117 Go- -
119 Bird's perch
120 Natural wound cover
123 Photo -
124 Summer, in Lyons
125 Sm.-lge. link
126 The "S" of DOS: Abbr.
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Adam Thill helps his son Benjamin with his t-ball swing.
Kids Take Part in Baseball Clinic
Continued from Page 8
free hour-long class for coaches as well.
Philbert was hands-on leading batting and
fielding practice along with Skip Lockwood,
who pitched for the Brewers, Angels, Mets
and Red Sox before hanging up his glove
The two hosted more than 60 children ea-
ger to make contact and run the bases.
"The clinic went extremely well," said
Philbert. "We had about 62 kids and a lot
of parents who came out. There is definitely
demand for this type of activity."
"The word was still spreading around and
I think even more kids would have come out
had their parents known about it," he said.
"There is demand and interest in this. On
Monday, after the clinic was over, there
were about 10 kids who showed up to the
field hoping they could play ball again."
The clinic was the just the first event in
Philbert's plan to revive baseball on Love
City, he explained.
"Up next we'll probably host a follow-up
clinic in the fall," he said. "We'll do a few
days of practice and follow up with parents.
The intention is to start a T Ball league in
"We have the kid and the interest is there,
so we'll start with T Ball for 4- to 6-year-
olds," said Philbert.
If there is enough interest, Philbert also
hoped to launch a coach pitching league for
St. John 6- to 8-year-olds, he added. And
it's not too early to mark those calenders
for January 28, 2012 for the second annual
Love City Live! to continue raising funds
for more sports leagues for St. John youth.
For more details on Love City Live! email
Philbert at infor(@globalventurellc.com.
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