Coastweeks Nets Hundreds of Pounds of Trash and One Turtle HatchlingPage 83.6 Magnitude Quake Is Felt Across IslandPage 3 Just Play Day Set for October 10 at Winston Wells FieldPage 5Finance Hearing on Bill To Offset Gross Receipts Taxes October 4Page 6 October 3-9, 2011 Copyright 2011 Simonsen's Limited Edition 2012 Calendar Hits Shelves Renowned local photographer Steve Simonsen's latest limited edition St. John calendar (cover photo above), full of water, land and aerial images of Love City, hit shelves across the island last week. STORY ON PAGE 7 *Valid when applying for home purchase or switching from another mortgage lender. Offer excludes applications already submitted. Coupon/offer must be presented/mentioned at time of application and is not redeemable for cash. Credit will be applied toward the total closing costs owed at time of mortgage closing. Not to be combined with any other offer. Subject to credit approval. Conditions apply. Offer valid until 11/18/11 in USVI only.
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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents across St. John got a little shake-up on Tuesday afternoon, September 27, when an earthquake measuring a magni tude of 3.6 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of Anegada. The quake occurred around 3:27 p.m. at a depth of about 20.5 miles, only eight miles northwest of Settlement, Anegada, according to www.earthquake. usgs.gov. No damage was reported in the British or U.S. Virgin Islands, but residents from Coral Bay to Cruz Bay reported feel ing the quake. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After a week of road work and partial lane closure, the steep, slippery entrance to The Marketplace has a tire-gripping new surface. Between rainfall and runoff, the asphalt complex was often too slick to traverse without four wheel drive. Cars were often seen reversing down the driveway when not able to make it all the way up the slippery slope. Those worries, however, are now a thing of the past. Roadway crews got to work on Satur day, September 17, and wrapped up most of the were still completing a portion of the paving work last week, but the driveway was already covered with heavy treaded concrete. While the formation of Tropical Storm Ophelia threatened to derail the work, the storm did not impact the Virgin Islands and roadwork progressed on time, explained Marketplace leasing manger Barbara Tyne. tenants for their patience during the roadwork, which partially closed the driveway to the complex for several days. Since the improvement, Tyne has heard positive responses from customers and has had an easier time walking up the driveway herself, she added. Thursday, Oct. 6th INDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ...........................14-16 Obituaries............................17 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 3 Magnitude 3.6 Quake Felt Across Love City New Concrete Surface Takes Slick Out of Entrance Driveway at The Marketplace St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott The Marketplace driveway went from slick to steady last week as construction crews tore up the old asphalt, above left, and replaced it with a heavy treaded concrete, at left and above.
4 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 Glanville Frazer Arrested on Grand Larceny ChargesSt. John Tradewinds two men and charged them with Grand Larceny in unrelated incidents. One man stole from his employer and the other suspect robbed a hardware store. Both men were arrested on Wednesday, September 28. On St. John, Glanville Frazer, 45, of Estate Enighed, was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Frazer admitted stealing eight tires from a trailer belonging to Paris Car Rental, where he is employed. Frazer also sold some of the tires. He was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and his bail was set at $45,000. On St. Thomas, Kadeem Barnes, 22, a native of New York, was ar rested at about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Barnes was found inside the hardware store and admitted taking a laptop and other items. Barnes was also charged with Trespassing and Third Degree Burglary. His bail was set at $61,000. Both suspects were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.Glanville Frazer St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Departments Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives are investigating a First Degree Assault which occurred at about 7 p.m. Monday, September 19, at a private residence in Estate Enighed. A 49-year-old male victim was stabbed in the upper body, hip, and back during an argument over a cell phone. The victim was taken by ambulance to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center and later transferred to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas where he was inter VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy said the case remains under active investigation and detectives are following all leads to locate the suspect. Anyone with any information on this case is urged to contact detectives at 714-9801, 715-5516 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS. St. John Police Investigating Estate Enighed StabbingSt. John Tradewinds Acting V.I. Police Department Commissioner Raymond Hyndman reported last week that the V.I. Most Wanted suspect Isaac Austrie died several hours after on Friday, September 23, in Estate Smith Bay. Saturday morning. Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives and Internal Affairs agents are conducting separate investigations into the incident. and arrest warrant on an apartment building in Estate Smith Bay as part of the ongoing intensive manhunt for Austrie who was wanted in connection with the August 7 murder of 38-year-old Mao Penha. Penha Upon gaining entry to the building, specially taken to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment and later died. A wanted poster was issued on Austrie on Septem ber 12. Attempts were made through the media to per suade Austrie to turn himself in, but he did not. The Acting VIPD commissioner said the investiga tion into this police involved shooting will be handled according to established police protocol. Once the investigation is complete the case will be sent to the Attorney General for review. Wanted Suspect Isaac Austrie Dies After Capture by VIPDSt. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something. Even the smallest needs to solve these crimes. Over the past several months, individuals have reported various issues concerning the care and treat ment of animals on the island. The Virgin Islands Police Department thanks residents and wants the citizens of St. John to continue to report all cases of animal cruelty. The cases will be investigated and the individuals involved will be prosecuted. On Monday, September 19, at about 7 p.m. in the area of Estate Enighed, Gerwain Boynes stated that he and another male were arguing over an accusation that Boynes stole the males cell phone. An alterca tion ensued, and Boynes was stabbed several times. He had to be transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas. The suspect is described as being black, slim, and between 5 and 6 feet tall. He was wearing tan shorts and a button down shirt at the time of the assault. If anyone knows anything about the circumstances surrounding this, let Crime Stoppers know. Tips on these or any other crimes can be submitted at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers Seeking Information on Recent Crimes
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Lace up those sneakers and get ready to take to the Winston Wells for the third annual Just Play Day. A full day of fun and games for students between the ages of two and 17, the free event is hosted by cial Change (USFSC), which was founded by Dean Doeling. focus Virgin Island youth through al goals, achieve their aspirations and create opportunity for them selves, their family and their comusingsportforsocialchange.com. Doeling, a senior production artist for Nike who frequently vacations on St. John, was inspired to create the sport-centric nonequate sports equipment for youth on Love City. With some support from Nike as well as a dedicated group of St. John parents and business owners, Doelings initial idea of supplying a few sports balls for local schools has blossomed into a much-antici pated yearly event and support for an array of island athletics. I started this initiative in June ting the kids of the schools in St. John, USVI something to play speaking with many people on and off island, it is now my intention to develop and assist with sports and ally be self supporting and sustainable within all of the U.S. Virgin One thing Ive learned which is a big part of the whole process is You have to be there for the kids. You have to show up and do what tober 2009, USFSC has not only expanded the events sponsorship and drawn larger attendance each year, Doeling has also donated sports equipment to the Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament, the St. John Mens Flag Football League as well as each island school. This years Just Play Day is shaping up to be the best one yet. While the day will be full of games like 50-yard dash, football toss, tug of war, soccer kick, basketball shooting and more, each year the event draws more sponsors and is better organized, explained Doeling. This year Just Play Day is going to be bigger and better than it gets better organized and weve gotten a lot of great sponsors this year. Everyone is really stepping Weve generated a lot of community support and there are a lot Doeling said. I feel blessed that so many people are getting on board. We have some sponsors who have been with us from the beginning which we really appreciate and we have some new sponsors who hadnt heard about us before, Doeling is asking volunteers to to help in anticipation of the chil dren arriving around 9 a.m. After handing out free Cliff Bars for extra energy and T-shirts and water bottles to each participant, the warm up, explained Doeling. Well have them practice in the stations until around 9:30 a.m., then well have Shatik Stevens sing both the U.S. National Anthem and the Virgin Islands March said Doeling. For the second year in a row, St. John Catering and Mathayom Private Chefs will be feeding lunch to all the hungry participants, volunteers and guests. Were going to get the competition portion of the day done in the morning and then well feed the USFSC founder. After lunch we want the kids to be free to pick what they want to play for the rest While the kids are having fun at a sport of their choosing, volunteers will be tallying up scores for boys and girls in each age group. The afternoon will also be full of fun with Brenda Wallace emcee ing once again, DJ Percy on hand spinning tunes all day and King Fidel and the Love City Pan Dragons entertaining the crowd. This years guest speaker Roland Williams will address the crowd around 3 p.m. An eightyear NFL veteran, Roland was on the Super Bowl XXXIV winning St. Louis Rams before suffering Just Play Day Set for October 10 at Winston Wells Balleld St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 5 This year Just Play Day is going to be bigger and better than past years. Each year it gets better organized and weve gotten a lot of great sponsors this year. Everyone is really stepping up to the plate and supporting us. Dean Doeling, founder of Using Sport for Social Change Continued on Page 24 Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* FOR MORE INF ORMATION, PLEASE CALL .., EXT WR-FitnessClub TW 3.2011.indd 1 3/23/11 6:44 PM
6 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee last week announced the names of the 16 athletes who will represent the territory in seven sports at the 2011 Pan Am Games 14 through 30. Boxing Jose Rosario, team leader; Julian Alexis Jackson Sr., coach; Clayton Laurent, athlete Super Heavy +91kg; Tiffany Reddick, athlete 75kg. Sailing (Puerto Vallarta) Philip Shannon, team leader; Cy Thompson, athlete Mens Laser; Mayumi Roller, athlete Womens Laser Radial. T rack and Field Trudie Yoland Bernadine Golphin, team leader; Nathan Taylor, coach; Charles Golphin Jr., coach; Muhammad Taqi Abdul Halim, athlete Triple Jump; Leon Leronzo Hunt, athlete Long Jump; Wanet ta Kirby, athlete 100m Hurdles, Long Jump, Heptathlon; Courtney Cerene Patterson, athlete 100m, 200m; Adrian Durant, athlete 4x100 Relay; Laverne Jones, athlete 100m, 200m; Collister Fahie, athlete Long Jump. Shooting Ned Gerard, athlete Mens Prone Rilfe; Karen Nogueira, ahtlete Womens Air Pistol and Womens Sport Pistol. Swimming James Whitehurst, coach; Branden Whitehurst, athlete 100 Free, 200 IM; T ae Kwon Do Eugene Phipps, team leader; Jahmar Kahlif Jean Marie, athlete, Under 80kg. T riathlon (Puerto Vallarta) Scott Fricks, team leader; Mor gan Locke, athlete Mens Olympic Distance. St. John Tradewinds Like to sing? Free on Monday nights? the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay. Women meet at 6:30 p.m. and men meet at 7:30 p.m. each Monday. No auditions are required and recorders are welcome for convenience. Its often been heard that the Christmas season starts with the St. John SingSingers, 30 years old and still going strong! For more information call 776-6833.V.I. Olympic Committee Announces Roster for 2011 Pan Am Games Oct. 14-30St. John Tradewinds Bill 29-0129, which seeks to require the Director of the Internal Revenue Bureau to offset gross receipts tax liability of any business operat ing in the Virgin Islands against any money that the government owes to that business up to $200,000 and also requiring the Lieutentant Gover amount the government owes that person up to $200,000 will be heard at the Committee on Finance meeting on Tuesday, October 4, at 9:30 a.m. at Earl B. Ottley Legislative Hall on St. Thomas. The bills purpose is to help taxpayers as well as the government to resolve their outstanding liabilities to each other, according to Senator Carlton Down, sponsor of the bill and chairman of the Finance Committee. With the government, businesses and individuals experiencing simito work together to eradicate as much of the debt owed to each other by the government in collecting outstandign debt owed by businesses and taxpayers who actually are owed monies by the government once there Anyone intersted in giving testimony on the bill should contact SenaCommittee on Finance Hearing Bill to Offset Gross Reciepts T axes October 4 on St. Thomas St. John Tradewinds News Photo St. John Singers, above, are looking for new voices to join their chorus.St. John Singers Seeking New Members
St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 7 DONT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTETAKE CARE OF YOUR 2010 MARKETING ALL AT ONCE.SPACE RESERVATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30THADVERTISING ARTWORK DEADLINE: JULY 30TH For more information about St. John Magazine or to place an advertisement in the 2010 Edition (email) firstname.lastname@example.org or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.stjohnmagazine.com FINAL DEADLINE THIS WEEK 340-642-5365LAST CHANCE! Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise This underwater picture is the month of April in Steve Simonsen's 2012 calendar.By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Looking or the perfect gift to for not calling Love City home or for some simply amazing images to hang on the wall? For the sixth year, renowned local photographer Steve Simonsen has released a stunning calendar of St. John nature images. Containing four water images, four land images and four aerial images, Simonsens 2012 St. John Calendar truly captures all of the beauty of the island. Working with his wife and business partner Janet, Simonsen started distributing the calendar across St. John last week, but has been deciding upon which images to include for months. We kind of keep an eye out all year long for images to use in the will say, Thats a calendar shot. Sometimes we are too close to our away for a week or a month and Images are kind of like wine, they sometimes get better with look at things that we already shot While still collaborating with graphic design company Studio Equinox, this year the Simonsens took over distributing and storing This year is a departure from all the other calendars in one retography is on par, the design is roughly the same, the difference is that Janet and I took it over. We are doing everything except the graphic design and the printing While piles of calendars, about 2,300 worth, have been putting the Simonsens storage room to good use, Janet Simonsen has also endise to excited shop owners across the island. Its so much fun really to see the reaction from people when I deery time I walked into a store and they saw what I was carrying, they lit up. They ripped open the boxes to take a look and I would leave From the cover image of two palm trees bending toward an alabaster shoreline to a sunset aerial photo of Coral Bay, Simonsens lens somehow managed to not only capture different areas of the island, but its different moods as well. For someone who has been taking pictures of the island for more than 20 years, Simonsen still manages to keep his work fresh for both his fans and himself. I crack the whip on kind of photographer. Every year I have ments. This year Im working on something really cool for St. John Magazine; something that is new I really like to push myself and get out of my comfort zone to keep sen. Im also always looking for a new angle. It means something The Steve Simonsen 2012 Lim ited Edition St. John Calendar retails for $16 and is available at stores across the island including Jolly Dog in Coral Bay and Friends el Sol, St. John Spice, Every Ting and Papaya Cafe in Cruz Bay. The calendar is available for purchase online at http://web. me.com/ssimonsen/Store/Calendars.html. For more details about Simonsen and his work, check out www.stevesimonsen.com. Steve Simonsen Limited Edition 2012 Calendar Is Hitting St. John Shelves
There was a lot of debris out there, but there is also a lot of sar gassum up on the beach which is Penn. Still we were able to remove about 200 pounds of trash There were lots of plastic liter water bottles, plastic bottle caps and a The oil was so heavy we couldnt remove it, so a ranger had to go down to the beach later and VINP Enforcement Ranger David Horner helped the group with the oil bottle and a large pice of rope which had been lodged in rocks for years, Penn explained. There was a big cruise ship rope which had been on the shoreline but lodged in rocks for three lodged so we were able to drag it out, but it was too heavy to carry The real excitement of Coastweeks so far came on Friday, September 23, when VINP education specialist Laurel Brannick led Gifft Hill School sixth, seventh and eighth grade students on a cleanup of Marys Creek. Last Friday I was doing a clean up of Mary Creek with the GHS students and I split them into two groups because there were so many boys down into the creek where it was really nasty with sargassum By the end of the day, GHS students picked up 772 individual items of trash weighing in at about 250 pounds, including one tiny little treasure, Brannick explained. They found a bunch of bottles and plastic rope and all kinds of up the creek GHS student Luke Patrie found a little Hawksbill tur tle hatchling. He put it in a bucket of water and ran all the way down the road to where I was with the Brannick was able to contact Department of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife scientist Renata Platenburg who advised the ranger to put the two-inch hatchling in wet sand and take it to VINP Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon. We brought it up to Rafes ofyou cant release turtles during the that night, Rafe brought the turtle to Trunk Bay and stimulated it to get it heading down to the sea and By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds off and volunteers have already removed hundreds of pounds of debris from St. John shorelines and rescued a turtle hatchling. International Coastweeks Cleanup Day was celebrated on Saturday, September 17, which also marked the beginning of the three-week long observance of VI Coastweeks, where community members across the island remove debris from beaches and shorelines. The event is celebrated territo ry-wide and supported by Ocean Conservancy, V.I. National Park, VI Marine Advisory Service, Waste Management Authority, Coastal Zone Management and Friends of VINP. cleaned on September 17 by Friends of VINP. The group removed about 200 pounds of trash of debris, explained Friends programs manager Audrey Penn.8 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 Coastweeks Nets Hundreds of Pounds of Trash, One Turtle Hatchling Rescue ber REOPENING IN NOVEMBER Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: email@example.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 Continued on Page 24 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Audrey Penn Friends of the V.I. National Park staff and volunteers smile for the camera after cleaning
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Hungry for some distinctly island spiced eats? Then head right over to Clean Plates at Sputniks in Coral Bay where Sylvia Nicholas is cooking up all sorts of delicious fare from her native Jamaica. It might be her imported spices sent from relatives back home or her precise cooking methods, but one taste of Nicholas curry chicken will make anyyone a believer in the beauty of Jamaican cookery. All of Nicholas dishes are made from scratch and shes happy to prepare party trays and more by request. Her menu varies from day to day, but diners can always be sure of the freshest ingredients Start out with a local drink like home-made limeade, cucumber, soursop or the eggnog like breadis served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily and offers a la carte options like eggs and bacon, ordered individually as well as a selection of breakfast sandwiches, pancakes and omelettes. The breakfast menu runs for about $3 to $6 for most items. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. its lunch/dinner time at Clean Plates with a menu ranging from curry tofu chunks to stewed goat served up with all the trimmings like, callalo and okra, seasoned rice, peas and rice and fungi. Other options stewed or curried. Nicholas has been getting raves about her real Jamaican curries and fresh creole sauces. Be sure to try the national dish of Jamaica egg-like fruit abundant in Jamaica. There are also several fresh salads and special soups daily. With prices ranging from $10 to $17, the price is certainly right to try more than one of Nicholas island treats. For those looking to splurge a bit, dont miss out on the fresh Caribbean lobster served up in butter sauce with traditional sides for $30. Anyone with a big appetite should look no further than the Big J sandwich, named after Jason Todd. Almost a Jamaican take on the traditional Philly Cheese Steak, wich loaded with thinly sliced sauteed steak, peppers, onions, garlic and secret spices and topped with an abundance of provolone cheese. diners. Todd, a big fan of his signature sandwich, is also a devotee of be scared of the heat. There is a little heat, which she can turn up What sets Nicholas food apart from any other eatery on St. John is simple, the chef explained. Come to Clean Plates to get the greatest Caribbean food on St. here is home-made and you have our national dish. My food is different because I use natural herbs Nicholas is available for cater ing and private parties and can even whip up a gallon of her fresh While Nicholas is running Clean Plates at Sputnik and has taken over the kitchen, owner Julietta Mason still reigns behind the bar. Mason said. The Clean Plates menu changes regularly, so call 775-7373 or 5138787 for the daily offerings. Clean Plates is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 9 Sylvia Nicholas New Clean Plates at Sputniks Serves Traditional Island Fare barefootdesign group,llclicensed architect AIA member NCARB certifiedmongoose junction, po box 1772 st. john, us virgin islands 00831 tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411 barefootaia.comprofessional design and development services ATTENTION ST. JOHN HOMEOWNERSHIRING PROFESSIONALS TO MAINT AIN YOUR HOME ISNOT AN EXTRAVAGANCEI T ISSMART BUSINESS SENSE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS AT Cimmaron Property ManagementS t. Johns Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / www.cimmaronstjohn.com / firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex Cruz Bay St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Nichols stays whipping up some of her tasty eats, above, which were enjoyed by Jason Todd, below.
By Alejandro De La Campa Special to St. John Tradewinds More than 10 federally-declared disasters have struck the US Virgin Islands since 1989, including tions and experts agree that the area is overdue for a potentially catastrophic hurricane. These disasters have the potential to cripple or even destroy businesses of any size that are unprepared for such events; studies show that 40 percent of businesses that do not have emergency plans in place Being unprepared for emergencies can have cata strophic consequences for your business, your investment and income, and the lives of your employees and associates. September was National Preparedness Month, and all business owners and executives were strongly encouraged to incorporate emergency management into their corporate culture. Assessing and strengthening a companys emergency plans and taking the appropriate, proactive steps will help ensure the safety and survival of a business and employees during and after an emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its federal partners provide free and comprehensive information and resources that will help a company prepare. Visit www.fema.gov/business/guide for step-by-step advice on how to create and maintain a comprehensive emergency management program, and www.ready.gov/business for commonsense ways to start getting ready, easy-to-use templates and links to detailed business continuity and disaster prepared ness information. Business owners and executives are encouraged to register as a National Preparedness Month Coali tion member, which will provide access to critical information and resources and ways to collaborate on business and community preparedness with thousands of fellow members across the country. On-line registration (www.community.fema.gov) is free and help save weeks, months, or even years of trouble. As local businesses can also play a critical role in through its Caribbean Area Division, also works with its local partners to engage and fully leverage the resources and capabilities of local businesses so they are better able to provide self-aid and self-help and perhaps provide critical good and services to others during the initial hours and days following an event. Recently, FEMAs Caribbean Area Division hosted a meeting with different organizations of the private sector, such as pharmaceuticals, banking entities, associations, Chambers of Commerce and supermarket chains, among others, as part of its continuous effort of developing strong alliances with the representa tives of this important sector. To learn more about how businesses can get involved in this private sector initiative and to sign up for emergency information alerts, contact FEMA Region II Caribbean Area Division Private Sector Liaison, Yadira Nadal (email@example.com or 787-403-8479). Preparing for emergencies makes good business sense. The better prepared businesses and employees are, the faster operations can recover helping not only businesses but communities as well. Alejandro De La Campa is the Director of FEMAs Region II Caribbean Area Division (serving Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands).10 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 St. John Tradewinds American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 is hosting a 2012 membership drive fellow veter ans need support. for more information call Douglas Benton, Acting Post Commander, 714-2415; Leslie Anderson, Post or Edmund Roberts, Post Judge Advocate, 514-5211. The groups headquarters is the Coral Bay Agriculture Station on Kingshill Road. Monthly meetings are hosted the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Renowned local Jazz musician Dion Parsons 21st Century Band is opening its ranks to St. John youth and collaborating with Each school year 21st Century Band students work with local music educators, who teach daily classes and prepare them for the week-long intensive workshop conducted by Parson and members of the 21st Century Band. with the band. The workshop and performance date for St. John students will be in March 2012. Students in SJSAs 21st Century Mentoring Through Music program will be under the tutelage of local music educators Eddie Bruce and Bill Johnson, who will give daily lessons and lead ing performance skills through the love of music. SJSA will host auditions on Saturday, October 8, and Saturday, October 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the school for students between the ages of 12 and 18. The auditions are open to students who show promise in commitment and talent in music. For more information call SJSA at 779-4322. St. John School of the Arts is continuing registration for classes in the arts for 2011-12 school year. The school is excited to offer new programs including Actin association with the 21st Century Mentoring Through Music program. Ballet, creative movement, contemporary dance, tumbling, theater, choir, Fiberart, art, art of modeling, music circle, blissful baby and music instruction in piano, violin and guitar make up the rest of this years curriculum. schoolofthearts.org for more information.Class Registration at SJSA Still Open for 2011/12 School YearEnsure Company's Survival, Prepare for Emergencies crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 SUMMER TIME% Local Discount 00 Maho double occupancy 50 Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI/BVI & PR Residents 00 Maho & 00 Concordia low season rate for non-residents Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and hiking at Maho Bay Camps and Concordia Eco-Tents340-715-0500 www.maho.org PO Box 310, St. John USVI 00831 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar Music Maho double occupancy Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI, BVI & PR Residents Concordia per night for non-residents (low season) St. John School of the Arts Hosting Auditions for 21st Century Band Mentoring Program Oct. 8 and 15American Legion Post #131 Hosting Membership Drive
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by GHS The competition was close, but GHS lost to BCB last week on Trayser Field, above.St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 11 Barracudas Lose Flag Football Home Opener to BoschutleBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Gifft Hill School Barracuda JV Flag Football team hosted its home opener last week at Trayser Field. The Barracudas took on Bertha C. Boschultes JV Flag Football team on Monday afternoon, September 26. The team put up a great effort, but lost by a score of 20 to 30. Malik Richards scored two touchdown and John Spinale made it to the end zone once. The teams next home game is on Tuesday, October 4, when the Barracudas face All Saints School at 3:45 p.m. How can you cut your electricity bill immediately A renewable energy system Solar panels or wind turbine offering 50 percent rebates on photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. On top of that residents are eligble for 30 percent income tax credit. Quick calculation2Kw PV systems produces on average 9kwh of power per day 270 kwh per month at 41 cents$110 savings per month JV FLAG FOOTBALL Tuesday 10/4 GHS vs. All Saints HOME 3:45 p.m. Tuesday 10/11 GHS vs. JESS HOME 3:45 p.m. Thursday 10/20 GHS vs. Antilles HOME 3:45 p.m. Saturday 11/12 GHS vs. JESS HOME TBA CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING Tuesday 10/11 UVI course 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 10/18 UVI course 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 10/25 UVI course 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 11/8 UVI course 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 11/15 UVI course 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 11/22 TURKEY TROT UVI course 3:30 p.m. ARAWAKS FULL CONTACT FOOTBALL Saturday 10/1 Arawaks vs. Pirates Educational Complex St. Croix 1 p.m. Friday 10/7 Arawaks vs. IEKHS Lionel Roberts stadium 7 p.m. Saturday 10/15 Arawaks vs. EDC Educational Complex St. Croix 7 p.m. Friday 10/21 Arawaks vs. IEKHS Lionel Roberts stadium 7 p.m. Friday 11/11 Arawaks vs. CAHS CAHS 7 p.m. Wed 11/23 VI Territorial Championship GHS Barracuda Sports Schedule The photo accompanying Chuck Piskho's "The Grounding of the Schooner Lena" in the St. John Tradewinds was missing identifying information. This caption should have been printed with the photo. In sharp contrast to the cruise ship Sun Viking (pre-supersizing) docked behind it, the wooden schooner Anne Kristine built West Indian Co. Ltd. dock on St. Thomas waiting to be repaired. Historical Bits Correction
12 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As Gifft Hill School resumed classes on September 6, the school environment. From implementing composting to eliminating much of its paper use, GHS is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, headmaster Judy Chamday of classes. This year GHS is also continuing its Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture program with Iowa State University. The program is helmed this year by EARTH coordinator Sarah Haynes, who is working with ISU interns Linley Davidson and Karie Vrba. The students will take part in a 12 week fall session before returning to Iowa. In the spring two new interns will spend another 12 weeks on St. John working with Haynes and the GHS EARTH program. Haynes and her team will focus integrating horticulture into other areas of study at GHS and installing an historical St. John terraced garden, according to the EARTH coordinator. Were going to be doing some well as continuing to emphasize the importance of horticulture and the One of the biggest chunks will be integrating the garden based lesson plans into the middle school curriculum. The students will understand where their food comes from, but will also go so much deeper than that and tie into math, One of those lessons will be closely connected to GHS history class, which will be informing EARTH students about local traditional gardens. As one of our infrastructure implementing a Caribbean Histor Ninth graders will have control of what we plant in the garden based on the historical gardens they will be studying. Theyll be looking at what people grew and how they grew it and well follow Haynes is also overseeing the new composting program at GHS, which kicked off last month. We built the compost with pallets and got it started and the students will be in charge of the a hands-on compost lesson and layer in all of the ingredients and EARTH is also including lower campus students in its programs, Haynes explained. Were doing outreach at the lower school one day a week with the kindergartners and fourth gradmodel there of what we do here with an outdoor garden area and Also new for the program this year, GHS is sending a representative to the World Food Institute Conference in Iowa this month, according to Haynes. An 11th grader named Patrick Smith is going to the conference with our science teacher from the ally excited about having a Virgin Islander there. Hell be presenting something, which hes still working on, about food security in the Students also started planting of crops, Haynes added. EARTH Program at GHS Expanding with Compost and Historical Garden
St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual feal mar ket on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Winston While the event a few weeks away, ACC volunteers are collect ing quality, clean, unbroken mer chandise now. In order to offer the wide variety of goods at reasonable prices must dedicate their time to assemble a large selection of household items, tools, sporting equipment, furniture, decorative items, clothing and books.Every dollar directly to caring for the islands homeless dogs and cats. Thanks to the generosity of the Caneel Bay Resort, a 40-foot container has been donated for permanent use by the ACC. The container is located on the Gifft Hill School property thanks to the kindness of the school. The container is currently only 50 percent ket. ACC board of directors mem ber Oriel Smith has offered to pick up any large donated items to be stored in the container until the reached to arrange pickup at 6432998. A handsome collection of fur nishings from Gallows Point resort has already been collected, includ ing a glass top dining room table with four chairs, two end tables, a double-size headboard and several mattresses. St. John villa and resort manag ers frequently refurnish their properties, meaning tropical-themed chairs, mirrors, lamps, tables and decorator items in excellent condition are usually available at the Smaller items can be taken directly to the shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay. Shelter admin istrator Sally Nelson and kennel technician Kimber Marnen can accept these items on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once again, Storage on Site will donate a small container, conveniently located close to the shelters entrace, to store small goods. The ACC is an approved 501(c)3 considered charitable deductions on federal income tax returns.St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 13 ACC Seeking Items for No Fleas, Please Flea Market St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of ACC
over 20 years. St. John residents have been paying these fees with our St. John Capital Improvement that has to pay for our trash service. St. John pays as much as $1.5 million a year to haul our trash, while St. Thomas, St. Croix, and Water Island pay nothing. Why is St. John being singled out and robbed of our capital improvements? We all know that St. Johns trash has a barge trip, but lets ask the Waste Management Authority, what is the cost of hauling trash for each island? What does it cost to haul trash from West End of St. Thomas to Bovoni, from Christiansted or Frederiksted to their dump? Doesnt that cost money as well? Lets also ask WMA, Why, as an Authority, are your services not budgeted for the territory, without such a special fee leveled on the least represented isconvenient for our leaders that they can take away our funding without considering the effect on our community? The Waste Management Authority is now seeking to charge each household in the territory a $45 per have to pay the fee and lose our capital improve ments? The St. John Capital Improvement Fund was intended to help each island with its capital improve ments. St. Croix has never missed a payment, while St. John has never received capital improvement funds. The St. John Capital Improvement Fund was intended to create such amenities as: a youth sports center; multi-purpose center; sidewalks; waterfront improvements; a vendors village; parking; better schools; after-school programs; a bigger and better Carnival Village; a marina; and so much more. Since the fund has been created, we have lost funding totaling almost $40 million. Just think what $40 million in capital improvements could have created in the last 25 years for St. John. To all of us who have worked diligently for years lobbying to get our St. John Capital Improvement Senate to override the Governors veto by 14 to 1, I urge that we establish a plan to use any funds which may come our way in the future, or they will be lost. Are we really expecting St. Thomas and St. Croix to come to St. John to tell us how to use our funds? They will only swipe away our funds to their use at any possibility. Without a plan, without a goal, without earmarking these monies and opportunities, they will fall to those who want them and who have the power to take them away from us. I call on all of our leaders, Governor deJongh and each of our Senators, to do the right thing and give us our St. John Capital Improvement Fund and to stop too! Steve Black St. John 14 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to firstname.lastname@example.orgNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 2 2nd Degree Burglaries: 7 Grand Larcenies: 47 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsStop Using St. John Capital Improvement Fund As "T ipping Fees"An open letter to Governor deJongh and Senators: I, too, am most disappointed and concerned about, once again, our Government using St. Johns capital The fact that we are once again reverting to this is an indication of a lack of poor planning and lack of problem-solving done for the island of St. John. I recognize and thank you all for your part in the positive developments like the new parking area near the barge (it has greatly helped everyone here!); the round-about construction (a success); the new and lovely looking bus shelters; the recently lined Centerline Road; road improvements on Route 107 and Frank Powell Park. We are grateful to both branches of Government for making these much needed improvements to our island. Thank you again. The fact remains though that we still are in great need to do proper planning for the town of Cruz Bay. Most of us must daily confront the many frustrations in simply meeting guests at the ferries the gateway to our island. Anyone who has to meet the 3, 4, 5 or 6 p.m. ferry particularly in high-season can tell you that a taxi drivers often arguing about pick-ups; cars blocking the one main road to the ferry; and the numerous ence of guests the life-blood of our economy is often a negative one! This is a fact. organization issue. As a villa greeter I will very often hear, I certainly will have to stay away from this part Port Authority? I am told not by the Executive Director. Is it Public works who is responsible for our roads? That I do not know. Is it our Administrator? I think not as that role is powerless and seems to be to pass the problems internally to commissioners and the governor. At one time, at the beginning of your Administration Governor deJongh, I understand that you had Planning and Capital Improvement Funds Needed T o Solve St. John IssuesContinued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 15 Open Letter to the Senators of the US Virgin Islands, ment of Agriculture. They are under contract by the Dept of Agricul ture to operate an animal shelter and perform animal control duties. The animal shelters of both St. Thomas and St. Croix provide the lies to have their own pets spayed/neutered; microchip all animals adopted from their shelters and provide micro-chipping of family pets give owners a chance to claim them; advertise found pets turned into their shelter; scan all stray animals coming to their shelter to identify homes for. To the best of my knowledge, the publicly supported St. John ACC provides none of the above services to the public and their pets. Here is what they do: dump a huge amount of food all over St. John in more than 30 feeding boxes to free feed all kinds of stray animals including rats, roaches, mongooses, chickens and unaltered stray cats that spread disease and produce sickly kittens. The ACC dumps a huge number of cats at these boxes all over the island. Some come directly from their shelter while 300 are trapped cats. Some of these 300 trapped and dumped cats are family pets. owners. The ACC on occasion has abandoned these large colonies of cats they have created at these stations, leaving them to starve (as they shelter when in fact they have euthanized many healthy animals that were not aggressive. I am requesting that the VI government stop funding this organization that is not providing normal animal control services to the people of St. John as is provided by the shelters on St. Croix and St. Thomas. I am also requesting that the Senators do anything in their power to put a stop to this mass feeding of stray animals all over our island in these boxes. This is creating a public nuisance, a health hazard for ourselves and our pets as well as damaging the environment here on St. John. It is also a cruel and inhumane way of disposing of unwanted animals. Patricia MahoneyMass Feeding of Stray Cats Is Health Hazard for Pets and HumansI was walking through Cruz Bay the other day and went down the There were people lined up on both sides of the street and as I Maybe someone at the Police Station will see this letter and take a walk down that same street which is less then a block away. It would Respectfully Submitted, A Very Concerned Citizen T ime T o Clean Up "Sketchy" Area of Cruz Bay Letters To St. John Tradewinds On Wednesday, August 23, the Daily News published the list of delinquent Gross Receipts Taxpayers. There were 1,130 names of individuals and companies who owe gross receipt taxes to the Virgin Island Government some who havent paid since 1996. How can this happen? It seems the Virgin Islands Government extends credit to delinquent Gross Receipt Taxpayers at a 1 percent interest rate. Eventually after a business owes enough Gross Receipt Taxes, the government assigns an agent to work with the business to set up a payment plan, allows the business to renew its business license and tax clearance status, and puts a lien on the business. Thats pretty much where it ends. Few if any businesses are shut down for non-payment, even after years and years of not paying their share. The government never calls in its lien. Some might argue that if a business is forced to go under for non-payment, the government could never collect those back taxes. But isnt the risk greater to the government if it extends credit beyond a year or A business has very little incentive to pay back taxes when the penalty rate is a low 1 percent, and chanc es are great we will never see that back tax money at all. The collection system should be audited and tightened and interest rates and penalties reviewed. These are lost tax dollars that should be supporting the needs of our citizens. The tax dollars that go uncollected directly affect us all. met and Wines to report our sales accurately and honestly, and pay our gross receipt taxes. We, like many other businesses, have had to work through lean times and balance our business expenses so that we are not delinquent in paying our Gross Receipt Taxes. We obey the law; we pay our share, and serve as good corporate citizens and members of the business community. It is unfair that other businesses are not paying their fair share. Nedra Ephraim Store Manager Delinquent Gross Receipts T axpayers Hurt All Businesses and Rob Vahling and their partner David Witham for their visionary proposal for the Coral Bay Inn, in Coral Bay, St. John. My family has owned property in Coral Bay for over 25 years and what a marvelous boon to the economy this could be. For years the Voyages Property has been vacant and on my daily drive to work I passed this area and often wondered at the run-down and neglected appearance of this space. What could be done to stimulate business here? Well, Mo Chabuz (owner of Skinnys Legs restaurant for 20 years and resident of Coral Bay for 32 have said it better, I was pleased to hear that a successful hotelier such as David Witham (whom I have known for many years) was interested in invest ing in Coral Bay, St John. His background and past success can help create a business that will be benproject will be utilizing an existing vacant building; will create affordable accommodations for visitors to Coral Bay and in turn will bring more visitors to Cor al Bay which will help support the local Coral Bay businesses. It will create jobs during renovations and later during the operation of the hotel. These workers will purchase from local businesses. This works for everyone. But Mo Chabuz is not the only community leader stewards of Coral Bay, like Dr. Caroline Rogers, have written in support, as have many business owners and residents who have signed pages of petitions. Unlike the nay-sayers and alarmists who often shout the loudest, these are people who are not threat what it really is: an opportunity for the growth and betterment of the community as a whole. All letters and petitions are on record at DPNR. It is not surprising; however, that most of the opposition has been voiced by villa owners who feel threatened by the possible competition. When, in fact, the inn would appeal to a different market segment, thereby bringing new life to a stagnant area. Both Karen Vahling, (executive director for the Island Green Building Association), and husband Rob (St. John Rescue and Solar Supply) have experience as hotel owners (they have owned a hotel property in CO for 14 years) and care about the environment. Although it is often more costly to build, the plans for reduce the impact on the infrastructure and the envisideration for this in the rezoning request. It is simply the way they operate. Thank you for the opportunity to voice my support for Karen and Rob Vahling and David Witham and The Coral Bay Inn proposal. Noreen CavanaughCoral Bay Inn W ould Be Boon For the Community The thought of turtle hunting in the BVI is depressing and shameful! Please write to members of the British Royal Family at www.royal.gov.uk and ask their help to save these gentle creatures. Susan De BonisSave the T urtles
your Administrator explore moving the taxi rivers from the waterfront area to the Natures Nook area, which I personally thought was a good and much needed suggestion/idea. Of course, we all know the political power of this group, so it did not surprise me that it was never done. This seems sion of doing the greatest amount of good for the greatest So here we stand in 2011 with this issue still one that impacts everyone negatively who visits or lives here. Businesses are asked to bear the added burden of more gross receipt taxes when they are not helped by our government in organizing our town better to encourage both day and evening we did 20 years ago! As a long time resident, this lack of proper planning has greatly hindered the kind of charm and warmth that created especially during high season seems to be a more appropriate name, sadly. It seems to me that the entire manner in which Property mix. That was evident at a Legislative Hearing on St. John about a year ago, when P&P did not seem to know about the hiring of a St. John Planner and thus he was not even consulted in any manner when a long term lease renewal for a Jeep rental in the middle of town was sought. I greatly suspect that the intercommunication between ar eas of government may be another issue that contributes to poor planning. I am sorry to say that we have some car rental businesses that break driving laws daily on our busiest Cruz Bay streets suitcases to stand in public roads when their safety is an obvious risk! This is simply wrong. I have also seen tourists instructed repeatedly to make U-Turns where it is illegal to do so. When this was questioned as a concern, the response from the owner was: You know we do what we want to on are frankly tired of having to repeatedly educate citizens and downtown business owners on illegally parking and blocking areas on our public and busy streets. orientated and bring customer service and problem-solving trust of the community. There are too many simple laws being broken routinely on St. John because the great need to assess the logical lack of planning on St. John still awaits doing! Who will make some decisions with the goal of a better functioning town? When will that happen? Who is making sure it does? How many town meetings must we have before some action is ory of dealing with and tackling the small laws being broken to minimize larger crime when simple driving laws like using turning signals; stopping at stop signs, etc. are not too.) We often say that we dont have much VI Government land on St. John but I beg to differ and instead say that we use what government land we have poorly on St. John in terms of the overall greatest needs for our citizens versus leasing prime land out in small plots to businesses (and possibly for far too little and as political favors) that should rightly be sent out farther from the downtown Cruz Bay area. Case in point: St. John desperately needs a real commu nity center for quality programs for our youth needs; citizen meetings; and to facilitate community unity and involve ment. There is no consideration given to this because of the lack of planning in leasing government land; as well as each area of seemingly protective of their holdings. This is not a manner in which the best decisions can be made. The St. John Planner, Stuart Smith, was supposedly hired identify the many congestion issues impacting Cruz Bay and the many tourists, visitors, businesses and local citizens who live here. This has been promised to St. John citizens since the Turnbull Administration. How many years must go by before we actually get proper planning for our town? Can our government not understand why citizens on St. John are so frustrated and have lost faith in government representation as it stands presently? Certainly it is understood that Mr. Smith is a valuable asset to our Virgin Islands, especially in working in the DPNR area. Both his knowledge, his open, personable, sensitiveto-people and leadership skills are greatly needed here. I applaud you Governor deJongh for choosing this wonderful young man to help our islands. of us who still wait anxiously for Cruz Bay planning can understand how/when this issue will be addressed. Steve Black should be congratulated for the great planning ideas that he has offered for a number of years now. It was his initial idea to put parking in where it now greatly helps our town. My questions are: When will we resume in earnest these critical panning issues for St. John? How can we possibly focus on these much needed changes if our Capital Improvement funds are once again spent on Waste Management hauling garbage? I do understand the serious economical situation that we ous areas of Government waste in both branches. There are Our ongoing St. John island problems could better use these funds to organize and plan a better functioning town in John citizens in agreement with this. Please reconsider this in the up-coming Budget. St. John truly needs to be heard in regards to this issue. My deepest thanks and appreciation for your attention to my written concerns. Thank You for all you try to do for the good of our terri tory. Your role in leadership is not an easy one. Sincerely, Bonny Corbeil St. John16 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 Continued from Page 14Planning, Capital Improvement Funds Needed T o Solve Issues Letters to St. John Tradewinds Logical Answers Are Needed T o Solve Housing ProblemNow the senators want to sell quarter acre lots on Water Island for lower and middle income people to pur chase and build on. The Housing Finance Authority had a very nice piece of land in Calabash Boom on St. John that they wanted to develop for low and middle income folks. Reliance completed a very nice low income community on it sevwho want to move there. It is so far out of town that every family has to have at least two cars and it takes three hours for a kid who lives there to get to high school. So now they want to put them on Water Island where each family will have to have a car there, and another car on St. Thomas and a boat to get back and forth? This community has made a lot of progress in the last few years. The Department of Public Works is working and contractors are being paid, school sports may start on time this year and the police are beginning to do a It is now a crime to steal from your employer, have sex with a teenager, beat your wife or girlfriend or kill convicting them. Community groups are doing wonderful things; the Seventh Day Advent Adventures are teaching local kids to kayak every Sunday at Vessup, sports teams are really developing skills in the kids who play, My Brothers Workshop is helping teens who lost their way to learn to be skilled tradesmen and there are many, many more. It is time that the senators started to get their act together and began to make an effort to help this community. If you really want to help the lower and middle income folks, provide them with a place to live near the services they need or at least near a bus stop so that they can get to a store or to school, without wasting all day doing it. If you need the money to do it, subdivide the land on Water Island and sell it to rich people who can afford a boat and three cars and use the money to buy land where people who are not rich can live. If you want to move black folks to Water Island, sell it to rich black people. We all know the government owns land in much more appropriate places. Why not make the Warren Brown site into a nice condo development to sell to middle income people, or the old Donoe housing site? There are hundreds of vacant units in desirable locations on both St. Thomas and St. Croix that the government has abandoned. Maybe you could focus on developing them, rather than locations that people cannot afford to live. Please start to pay attention to what you are doing. Greg Miller
St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 17 LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPARTMENT : 340-693-8880 FIRE DEPARTMENT : 340-776-6333 Saturday, September 17 3:29 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/r that her husband punched her in the face. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Sunday, September 18 12:50 p.m An Estate Little Plantation resident p/r that his ex-girlfriend destroyed several items in his residence. Destruction of property, D.V. 9:25 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r that her sons girlfriend is causing a disturbance at her residence. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, September 19 12:56 a.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident c/r that he saw a male on his porch. Trespassing. 9:19 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ that items were stolen from his vehicle. Grand larceny. 2:25 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r that her parked vehicle was hit. Auto accident. 6:17 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/r that her home was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 7:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ he was stabbed by anT uesday, September 20 5:10 p.m. Badge #90 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Ayala Cornelius of Estate Enighed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. His bail was set at $10,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. W ednesday, September 21 7:04 a.m. A citizen p/r that someone let the air out of her tire and put sugar in the gas tank of her sons vehicle. Damage to vehicles. 7:05 a.m. A Department of Public Works employee p/r that someone broke into the DPW the third. 10:01 a.m. A Department of Human Services employee r/ that a vagrant is making the staff uneasy. Police assistance. Thursday, September 22 9:45 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident requested police assistance. Landlord/tenant dispute. 10:25 a.m. The manager of Dolphin Market r/ a larceny. Petit larceny. 4:15 p.m. An Estate Power Boyd Plantation resident r/ that she had a verbal confrontation with another female. Distur bance of the peace. 7:34 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident c/r that he was assaulted by another male. Assault in the third. Friday, September 23 7:30 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that she was struck by the back of a cement truck in the area of The Marketplace. AcciSaturday, September 24 7:30 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident requested police assistance. Police assistance. 8:13 a.m. A Caneel Bay resident p/r that her mail was opened without her authoriza tion. Opening/reading letters of another. 11:54 a.m. A citizen c/r that a male was cursing loudly in the area of the Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance of the peace. 12:44 p.m. A Power Boyd Plantation resident p/r that his sister is missing. Missing per son. 4:46 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r a disturbance in progress in Upper Pastory. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 8:18 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r a disturbance. Simple assault and battery, D.V. Sunday, September 25 6:19 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, September 26 9:43 a.m. A Cruz Bay resident p/r that someone removed the pad lock from her business. Petit larceny. 11:58 a.m. The manager of Dales Tires c/r a disturbance at the business. Police assistance. T uesday, September 26 6:55 a.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident p/r that someone left her threatening messages on her cell phone. Telephone harassment. 4:46 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that he was involved in a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 6:24 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r that her home was burglarized. Burglary in the third. W ednesday, September 27 6:25 p.m. A minor p/r that she was involved in a verbal altercation with a classmates par ent. Disturbance of the peace. 6:45 p.m. Badge #1105 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Glanville Frazer of Estate Enighed under arrest and charged with removing tires from a business. His bail was set at $45,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. 7:15 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ that someone was trespassing on his property. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Thursday, September 29 4:18 p.m. A visitor from California r/ that she was on St. John on vacation and had no money to return home. Police assistance. 10:12 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident r/ that he was assaulted in Cruz Bay. Assault in the third. ObituaryKyle Ann Bruckner April 26, 1953-August 24, 2011St. John Tradewinds Kyle Anne Bruckner of St. John departed this world on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at her mothers home in Tampa, Florida, after a brave and valiant battle with cancer. Born in Massapequa Park, New York on April 26, 1953, she moved with her entire family to the big island of St. Croix as a young girl and, as such, always considered herself a life-long Virgin Islander. Kyle graduated from the Good Hope School on St. Croix in 1971 and later moved to St. John in 1978. There, she quickly became an integral part of the small, tightly-woven community. From driving taxis for Paris to advocating for the Womens Coalition, Kyle wore many hats but was best known for her service to the VIs Finest: the Virgin Islands Police Department. to serve her community in this role and serve she did, retiring as Cor poral Detective after 20 plus years. She even returned to the Cold Case Unit after her retirement. Kyle was a cops cop! She is survived by her daughter Eleanora Taylor, her granddaughter Ruby Taylor-Cioppa, her life companion Dion Mackenzie and her nephew Martin Bruckner of St. John. Brothers Christopher and Joseph Bruckner, and sister Lisa Bruckner will all miss her deeply. A most loyal comrade, Kyle is also survived by her countless sisterfriends including Laurie Odenbach, Francine Jacobsen, Tracy Aledort, Kim Lyons, June Bell, Penny Ramsdell, Joanne Sica, Adrienne Curty, many others. Those of us who will dearly miss her sharp wit and deep laughter are too many to name. Thank you all for loving her so well. Kyles full and wonderful life will be celebrated in a memorial at Hawksnest Beach on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from noon until sunset. The article Residents Question Density and Impact of Voyof St. John Tradewinds included the incorrect square footage for developers plan to add about 6,000 square feet to the footprint. Tradewinds regrets the error.CorrectionKyle with Daughter Eleanora and granddaughter Ruby.
18 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetaway sinc.com email@example.com 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 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaW estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904ConstructionSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceInsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.com JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos 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 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty MgmtCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. Johns Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 firstname.lastname@example.org Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 email@example.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 firstname.lastname@example.org Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 email@example.com John McCann & Associates tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115 Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.comRestaurantsConcordia 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 tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSaltwater Gypsy Consignment (340) 244-8888 Located in The Lumberyard St. Johnimals 340-777-9588 Located at Wharfside VillageServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Ferry Schedules Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie 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 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School Call 774-8617 Church Directory A Goodbye T oast to Larry's Landing St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott The popular "pour your own drink" bar Larry's Landing in Cruz Bay, above, closed its doors last week. Although the venue was known for live music, pool tables and drinks as strong as one could pour, the bar prime Cruz Bay spot as of press time.
St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 19 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEAt The LumberyardUNUSUAL OPPORTUNITYfirst floor space availableDowntown Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessFor Space Call Nick 340-771-3737 NEXT CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCT. 6 TH SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: $900 One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 One bedroom, one bath, $1100 Two bedroom, one bath, w/d $1100 Two bedroom, one bath, w/d $1200 Two bedroom, two bath, w/d $1800 Two bedroom, one bath, in town $1800 Two bedroom, two bath, w/d, Gift Hill $1900 Two bedroom, one bath, loft, in town $2100 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft, w/d $2500 Two bedroom, three bath, w/d, pool $2500 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1700 Three bedroom, one bath, large deck $1950 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $1250 Check out www.stjohnlive.com for more details. EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 Public Notice Public Notice The Directors of St John Homes, Inc. hereby advise the St John community, and the public at large, that Jane nor Agent of this Company and she is NOT AUTHORIZED to represent, bind, nor conduct business on behalf of the Company in ANY capacity. Any person or entity doing business with Jane Thompson a/k/a Jane Stuckert on behalf of St. John Homes, Inc. does so at their own risk, and the Company will not honor any representations, commitments or undertakings made by Ms. Thompson. For Sale: TL30 SAFE 39" x 39" x 36" deep $1800. Available E.O.Y. Display Cases also available Coral Bay Jewelers 776-6167 or 227-6307 Boat T railer: built by South Florida Trailers of FL, aluminum, 12,000 lbs rated, 3 axles, designed for a 32 boat. Price $2,900.00 call 231-392-3399 STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Sizes to 10 x 12 Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com FISH BAY LONG TERM AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1, 2011Furnished 3/2 native stone home w/covered decks. View w/privacy on 1.22 ac. 340-715-666 or Email: Choc Hole-Near Westin: Furnished Long Term 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, A/C, W&D, Electric Included. $2,000/mth. Call Ron 715-853-9696 Services Space for Lease Excellent Location near Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day Spa & Gourmet Market or retail $1,450/mo. retail $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandia realestate.com Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John firstname.lastname@example.org 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C. Call 690-1104 For Sale Com/Ofce/Storage New large 2BR, large bath, off-street parking, ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch, gorgeous view overlooking Westin, $1800/month 340-776-6331 or 678-715-1129 For rent, private, single family, furnished, two bedroom home with mother-in-law unit below main unit. Cathedral ceilings, A/C's in bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and w/d. Two large decks with beautiful water view. Call 693-7777 For Rent Employment SALES AGENTS LOOKING TO EARN HIGH COMMISSIONS NEEDED NOW BUSY REAL ESTATE OFFICE INQUIRIES ARE CONFIDENTIAL. CALL 775-0949 or EMail: email@example.com For Rent For Rent Com/Ofce/Storage Coral Bay, Carolina Long Term, Furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath, Full Upper level, A/C in Bedrooms, Large covered deck, W&D, $1800/mth Call Ron 715-853-9696 FIELD OPERA TIONS MANAGER: coordination of both maintenance/housekeeping, inspections, order supplies, train staff & ensure customer satisfaction. MUSTS: St. John resident w/ 4wd vehicle, computer literate, have own tools, cell-phone w/voicemail, can work weekends/ EXPERIENCE : Minimum two years experience / supervisory experience E-mail resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Call 779-4250 for more information. Upscale Retail Gift Shop Lease option Available with inventory serious inquiries call or email email@example.com Com/Ofce/Storage
20 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885.STAR WHO NEVER TUMBLEDACROSS 1 Palm Sunday shout 8 Spots on the boob tube 13 Father of Isaac 20 Actor Carroll 22 Oozing liquid 23 Start of a riddle 25 Grew tired 26 Test-driven car 27 Here, pigs! 28 Wood smoother 31 Riddle, part 2 37 Sprinter Bolt of the 2008 Olympics 40 Imams religion 41 Grenobles river 42 Fleet head 46 Award for an ad 47 Turkish capital 48 Riddle, part 3 54 Former capital of Yemen 55 Capital of Yemen 56 Haughty type 58 Lambs mother 61 Double curves 64 Je ne sais 65 Defunct Russ. state 66 Riddle, part 4 71 Bit of a circle 74 Joker Jay 75 Impelled 76 Atelier stand 80 Prizm maker, once 81 What ! (How hilarious!) 83 Mae and Adam 87 Architect Jacobsen 100 Hourglass, e.g. 102 End of the riddle 105 Rupture 110 Jailbird 111 Green patch in a desert 114 Lecher 115 Like Mussolini 117 Riddles answer 121 Friendly pact 122 Newswoman Zahn 125 Awards for soap operas 126 Steady hum producers DOWN 1 you spell relief? 2 Earthy tone 3 Ditto 4 Author Chekhov 5 Mobile-to-Memphis dir. 6 Rejections 7 Guitar-toting Guthrie 8 Hoodwink 10 Busyness 11 Lawn moisture 12 1040 info 13 Teeming 14 Designer Geoffrey 15 Enters, as computer data 16 Relaxing time on the slopes 17 Coverers of some bald spots 18 Get long in the tooth study) 24 Like sound recordings that arent sharp, for short 28 RR bldg. 30 Wise mentor 32 Leon Uris 18 33 S Sam 34 Blocks up 35 This way signs 36 One charring something 38 Impertinence short 42 A long way off 43 Carpentry groove 44 Married Fr. women 45 Old Aegean Sea region 46 Went in pursuit of 47 Put in word for 50 Skin eruption 51 Judicial hearing 52 Verb go-with 57 Lose steam 62 Do wrong 63 Largo 67 Bad Brown 68 Getting years 70 Sailboat varieties 71 Christie of mysteries 72 Put a new top on, as a building 73 Super dupers 77 M*A*S*H actress Loretta 78 Berlin article 82 Leg part 84 McAn (shoe brand) 85 Parched 88 Hearts Hollywood 100 Sparkly crowns 101 -bitsy 103 Detritus 104 Pious 106 From the city 107 Highway, e.g. 108 More positive 112 If my way ... 113 Fortuneteller 115 Grazed (on) 116 Portuguese for year 117 Orangutan, for one 118 the Walrus 120 Play-for-pay athlete PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the October 1-31 The American Cancer Society reminds the commu nity that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ACS USVI encourages all women over the age of 40, to get a mammogram. From October 1-31, low-cost or no-cost mammograms will be offered to women without insurance. Registration will take place only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning September 15. Monday, October 3 planning session on Monday, October 3, at 12 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay. Thursday, October 6 The 29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands Committee on Health and Hospitals will host a Health Fair at the new Legislature Building on St. John on Thursday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, October 10 The third annual Just Play Day is set for Monday, October 10, in Cruz Bay. Pre-registration is required to take part in this free community event hosted by Using Sport for Social Change. Sign up to volunteer, participate or sponsor the event at www.usingsportforsocialchange.come. T uesday, October 11 The St. John Film Society will have a free screening of the award winning Free tary directed by Jennifer Galvin on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. T uesday, October 8 and 15 Renowned local Jazz musician Dion Parsons 21st Century Band is opening its ranks to St. John youth and collaborat ing with the St. John School of will host auditions on Saturday, October 8, and Saturday, October 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the school for students between the ages of 12 and 18. The auditions are open to students who show promise in commitment and talent in music. Saturday, October 22 The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual feal market on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cruz Bay.
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Apt. building w/adjacent parcels for additional development in Cruz Bay, newly renovated & well maintained. Only $490,000. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Marketplace on Saturday afternoon, September 3. The event featured food, drinks and games for all ages. tunes going, children were able to get their faces painted and party-goers even got into the fun singing Karaoke thanks to Cyn and Son. Each student who attended the event took home a goodie bag full of pens, pencils, erasers and more. Extra goodie Sprauve Schools. to look at as they were good to eat. The event was such a success, it lasted from 2 to 6 p.m., an hour later than planned, so the crowd of about 200 resiwin Hill.Starsh Markets Celebrates Back To School with BBQSt. John TradewindsKaraoke, face painting and sweet treats School party on September 3.
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RIVENDELL a Peter Bay Villa of classic style. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, walk to the beach and great views make this a super package. CINNAM ON BAY ESTATE borders Ntnl Park in Catherineberg, private, gated setting, 3 bdrms, 23 ft wall of glass & outstanding views. Spacious living areas, wrap around decks, expansive sundeck, large pool, elevated spa & covered dining. VILLA ANDREA in gated Virgin Grand Estates HAS IT ALL! Panoramic water views in a private setting, 4 master suites, A/C throughout, and a large pool with expansive decks. CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. VISTAERO offers total privacy with breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay & St. Thomas. 5 spacious bedroom suites, huge pool, gazebo & hot tub make this a top rental villa. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, October 3-9, 2011 Continued from Page 8 Continued from Page 5Just Play Day St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Laurel Brannick GHS student Luke Patrie found a Hawksbill turtle hatchling at Mary's Creek during a cleanup. Since his retirement, Williams has organization he founded in 1999, Youth Lifeline America. The organization aims to har celebrity athletes, entertainers and business professionals to teach atrisk youth valuable life skills necessary to become more positive cording to the website rolandwil liams.com. After hearing from Williams, the winning students for each sport in each age group will receive trophies. No one goes home from Just Play empty handed, however; all participants will take home a goodie bag full of Nike and local swag. The event should wrap up around 4 p.m. and Doeling expects about 150 students to take part. Pre-registration is encouraged and Doeling can only allow 200 chil dren to register. I would really like people to pre-register so we can get their correct T-shirt sizes and tell our said USFSC founder. have the chance to learn about tennis thanks to Caneel Bay Resorts Donald Becker, Doeling explained. Donald called me and volunteered to bring some racquets to the event to introduce kids who have not had the opportunity to try tennis before a chance to give it a ing to orchestrate an event where children have to rely on each other like a water balloon toss or someAnd as soon as the event wraps up, Doeling and his team of volunteers will start looking ahead to the fourth annual Just Play Day, he explained. orchestrating things for next year said Doeling. Just Pay Day is free and open to all children between the ages of two and 17, but pre-registration is encouraged. To sponsor, par ticipate or take part in the event, check out www.usingsportforsocialchange.com. nick said. He probably would not ly hatched the day before in the Water lemon Cay or Leinster Bay area and got caught in the current and swept into Marys Creek, along with a lot of debris. There are some pretty sad statistics about how many dead animals, birds, turtles and more, are found during St. John Rotary Club members didnt rescue any turtle hatchlings, but the groups recent clean up of Jumbie Bay, Penn explained. John Fuller and Joan Bermingham the Friends program manager. They found the top of a crutch among the bags of debris they removed from the Coral Bay resident David Silver man took on the Brown Bay shoreline by himself and removed six bags of trash including lots of plastic bottles Its not too late to get involved; there are more beach clean ups planned throughout October, Penn added. We also have several beaches available for people to adopt and take For more information on VI cleanup or Friends Adopt-A-Beach/ Trail Program contact Penn at 7794940 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Coastweeks Nets Trash, Turtle Hatchling