First Ever St. John Project Homeless Connect Set for October 21Page 5ACC Flea Market:Find Clean, New and Nearly New Toys at the Children's TablePage 7 Recyclers Shooting for WMA Grant FundingPage 2Take Back the Night Set for October 20 in Frank Powell ParkPage 11 October 17-23, 2011 Copyright 2011 St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Bill Stelzer St. John Youth Get Active at Just Play Day SEE STORY AND ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON PAGES 3 AND 12. 30th Thanksgiving Regatta Nov. 25-26Page 4
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John residents can still drop their aluminum cans at island dumpster sites thanks to the efforts of the volunteer St. John Recyclers, at least for now. The group has muddled through without grant funding over the past year, struggling to keep up with piles of bags loaded with aluminum cans waiting to be transported to St. Thomas for recycling, according to Paul Devine, a member of the St. John Community Foundation board of directors. Devine was the sole attendee at a V.I. Waste Management Authority public meeting on its Community Enrichment Grant (CEG) program on Thursday evening, October 13, at the St. John Battery. Under its CEG program WMA is able to appropriate $50,000 twice a year there are two six-month grant cycles starting in April and again in November to all three islands. St. John Recyclers needs that money, explained Devine. We want that grant, he said. We have to keep the recycling going and we need that money for trucking services, for new bins and bags and a variety of things. St. John Recyclers was formed in 2008 and started collecting aluminum cans across the island in 2009 under an agreement with WMA. The group received funding from WMAs CEG program in 2009, but missed out on last years cycles of grants. While it was unclear why St. John Recyclers didnt receive the grant in the November 2009 cycle, the groups April 2010 application was denied because it was missing information, according to WMAs district environmental programs manager Cordell Jacobs. There were questions about their application, Jacobs said about the St. John recycling group. We cant give a grant without having these budget details. There were bottom lines that werent adding up and we needed to have that corrected. maining about the grant application to the St. John Community Foundation, which acts as St. John RecyThe only St. John group which was awarded funding under the CEG program during the previous cycle was the Gifft Hill School which was given $2,000 for beach and environmental clean-up efforts, according to Jacobs. The Sisterhood Agenda had also applied for WMAs CEG, but the group was denied because its planned project erecting a wall around the Cruz Bay roundabout was out of scope with the grant guidelines, Jacobs explained. Even with its spotty funding, the St. John Recyclers have made a big difference on the island. 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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 In recognition of customer appreciation and V.I. Energy Awareness Month, the V.I. Water and Power Authority, in partnership throughout the territory. WAPA and VIEO personnel will share conservation and energy the weatherization assistance program for the elderly, disabled, and low-income, as well as the renewables rebate program. to 3 p.m. Residents are encouraged to come out and learn more about the initiatives in progress by WAPA and the VIEO and various ways to save on electrical and/or water bills.WAPA Customer Appreciation Oct. 18er at the Sunday, October 23, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service at the lower campus of the Gifft Hill School. Meet and eled to the interior of Mali and will speak of her experience and present a slide show of her photos. Friday, October 21, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers, barbers, and masseuses are needed to help facilitate this activity. Training for volunteers will be at the Nazareth Lutheran Church hall on Monday, October 17, at 2 p.m. and again on Anyone interested in volunteering or providing a service may contact Celia Kalousek at the St. John Community Foundation at 643-0019 or 693-9410. St. John Homeless Connect Project Set for October 21 at Lutheran Church St. John Recyclers Shooting for Waste Management Authority Grant FundingThe St. John Kids And The Sea Program is kicking off another adult sailing class next month. One four-week session will meet on Wednesday afternoons starting on November 2 and a second class will meet on Saturday afternoons starting on November 5. The cost of the session is $200 which goes to the volunteer St. John KATS program which teaches local youth about sailing and water safety. To sign up for the Adults and The Sea program call Connections East at 779-4994 and leave a message for Marie Naisby.Adult Sailing Classes Available at KATSWoodys Seafood Saloon is hosting the seond annual Save Second Base Block Party on Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. All proceeds raised at the event will go to the second Annual St John American Cancer Society Relay for Life which is set for raising event for the St John Relay for Life. Representatives from the various relay committees will be on hand to sign up teams and answer any questions about the event.Woodys Save Second Base Block Fundraiser Party Set for November 5St. John Tradewiinds hopes of securing grant funding for the St. John recycling effort. Continued on Page 16Gafn Is Guest Speaker at UU Service
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Julius E. Sprauve School was not in session, but the Cruz Bay public school was swarmed by children tossing footballs, kicking soccer balls and hitting tennis balls during the third annual Just Play Day on Monday, October 10. Hosted by Using Sport For Social Change, Just Play is a free annual event which allows kids between the ages of two and 17 to compete in a safe and friendly environment. The day of games and entertainment is the premier event for USFSC and each year Just Play is a little more organized thanks to the organizations founder Dean Doeling. A senior production artist for Nike, Doeling was on vacation on St. John when he was athletic opportunities. Back home in Oregon, Doelings idea blossomed into USFSC and he with a small group of St. John parents. Each year, the event has grown in both par ticipants and activities and Doeling has earned the support of an array of sponsors. We had a little over 120 kids take part which is on par with previous years, said Doeling. We had a good amount of volunteers again this year as well, about 60 to 70. In my opinion this year was very, very well organized. It just keeps getting better and better, he said. The community support is just wonder ful. I dont know off-hand but we had more than 20 sponsors which is considerably more than previous years. Doeling is guided by a common sense principle when organizing Just Play Day each year, he explained. Ive always been about taking what works the USFSC founder. I think this year we pretty much nailed it. While the event still saw children taking part in a number of activity stations, from a 50-yard dash to a basketball throw, judging only took place in the morning, allowing the students to take part in a sport of their choice during the afternoon. Medals were awarded for different age groups for both boys and girls for each activity. Those scores were recorded during the morning session and tallied while the students reloaded on Thursday, Oct. 20th INDEX St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 3 Continued on Page 12 Hundreds of Kids Enjoy Tennis, Soccer, Football and More at Third Annual Island Just Play Day St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Bill Stelzer
St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Yacht Club on the eastern end of St. John will host the 30th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta November 25 and 26. Sailors can expect two days of great racing and two nights of fun parties with live music at Skinny Legs. Serious PHRF racers, plus Gaff Riggers, Cruisers, MultiHulls, Single Handers, and Traditional boats compete. The Friday after Thanksgiving is when all the fun starts, and it continues through Saturday night in Coral Bay. On Saturday, November 25, the PHRF class will start together. All other classes will have staggered starts in a Pursuit Race that day. A boats handicap rating will determine its start time ing together. Skinny Legs Restaurant is the home of the Coral Bay Yacht Club, and the place to meet for skippers meetings, music, food, drink and the awards ceremony. Racing on Friday, November 25, will be open to Gaffers, Single Handed 30 ft. and under, Single Handed over 30 ft. but under 40ft., Single Handed 40 ft. and over, and Multi-Hulls Race. Registration a.m. at Skinny Legs. There is a mandatory registration for all Saturday Pursuit racers on Friday evening, November 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is for all boats other than PHRF. If a skipper is unable to attend, call Dick Burks at 643-5261 to obtain a start time for Saturday morning. Racing on Saturday, November 26, will be open to PHRF I, PHRF II, and Pursuit Class Race. A Skipat Skinny Legs. Pursuit Racers start times will be announced. The awards ceremony is Satur day, November 26, at Skinny Legs Please note Traditional Class shall have a Gaff or low aspect ratio sail. Consult the Race Committee for luff-foot ratio. The Race Committee reserves the right to disallow non-traditional vessels. Pursuit Class will have open sail choice. Entry fee is $40. All proceeds go to Kids And The Sea program. East and West, St. John Hardware and Paradise Hardware. Win a dinghy and motor! Call Denise Wright at 513-4022 or email denise@onlinevacations. com with any questions.4 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 Coral Bay Y acht Club Is Hosting 30th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Is Set for November 25 and 26 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo File Zing
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Volunteers are gearing up for Homeless Connect, set for this Friday, October 21, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church starting at 9 a.m. The event is designed to be a one-day, one-stop program to provide services from showers to haircuts for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. While similar events have been hosted on St. Thomas and St. Croix, this weeks Project Homeless on St. John. The program is being hosted by the Department of Human Services, Innovative and the United Way with much of the St. John effort being handled by the St. John Community Foundations Celia Kalousek. The national program was originally launched in San Francisco in 2004 and today Project Homeless Connect events are hosted across the country. The event focuses on connecting homeless persons with essential services in a nonthreatening environment; offering services, support and quality of ronment. United Way has spearheaded on St. Thomas and St. Croix and decided to launch a Project Homeless Connect on St. John after being contacted by Innovative. We have been doing Project Homeless Connect for the past Department of Human Services on St. Thomas and St. Croix, said Cherise Creque-Quain, executive director of United Way Virgin Islands. This year in conversations with Innovative, who is one of our large corporate donors, they wanted to do a special day with their employees. We talked about how doing a Project Homeless Connect on St. John would be something to They decided to partner with us and be a sponsor for the day of caring for the Project Homeless Connect on St. John, said Creque-Quain. Organizers have already been meeting to plan the day, but its still not too late to get involved. The program will offer breakfast and lunch to individuals taking part and donations of food are welcome. Volunteer escorts, who will help people take advantage of all of the available services, are also still needed as well as donations of mens clothing, explained Kalousek. During the last homeless count on St. John, we had 45 documented homeless and 40 of those people were men, she said. We really need donations of mens clothing. We also need compassionate people who can escort people from service to service with respect and dignity. There are two volunteer training sessions this week for Project Homeless Connect. Anyone inter ested in volunteering for the program should meet at the Nazareth Lutheran Hall on Monday, October 17, at 2 p.m. or Thursday, OcHomelessness is more of a problem on St. John than most people realize, Kalousek added. In January there was another homeless count organized by HUD, she said. The previous count was in 2009 and a total of 26 homeless individuals were later the number of documented homeless has increased to 45, and that does not include the hidden homeless and the individuals who are teetering on the edge of homelessness. I know a lot of people who are one medical accident and two pay checks away from being homeless, said Kalousek. The Project Homeless Connect gives people a chance to learn what is out there for people they know or for themselves. Volunteers, barbers, and masseuses are needed to help facilitate this activity. Training for volunteers will be at the Nazareth Lutheran Church hall on Monday, October 17, at 2 p.m. and again p.m. Anyone interested in volunteer ing or providing a service should call Kalousek at the St. John Community Foundation at 643-0019 or 693-9410. First Ever St. John Project Homeless Connect Is October 21 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 5 During the last homeless count on St. John, we had 45 documented homeless and 40 of those people were men. We really need donations of mens clothing. We also need compassionate people who can es cort people from service to service with respect and dignity. 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 17-23, 2011 DRESS IT UP AT FLAVORS!COOL OUT AND ENJOY AIR CONDITIONED BALLROOMS 2011 costume party with st johns best restaurants & caterers! AT THE WESTIN RESORT OCTOBER 28, 2011tickets: Connections (Coral Bay & Cruz Bay) Chelsea Drug Store (Red Hook & The Marketplace) St. John Properties St. John Rotary Club Members or call Bruce Munro at 776-6674 or BJ at 513-46706:00 PM 11:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND FLAVORS TASTING SILENT AUCTION PEOPLES VOTE DANCING LIVE MUSICAll proceeds benefit The Rotary Scholarship Fund, your donation is tax deductible.A ROTARY CLUB OF ST. JOHN CHARITY EVENT 2011$95 DONATION (Advance)$100 DONATION (Event Day) $75 DONATION (Card Carrying Food Handlers ) St. John Tradewinds Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort, reopened on Friday, October 14, for its 55th season with Andreas Pade as Resort Manager. During the seasonal closure, $1.5 million was spent to enhance the beauty of the resort set on 170 acres in the Virgin Islands National Park. Pade joins the resort from Cotton House Resort on Mustique Island where he served as General Manager since 2009 and will now work closely with Caneel Managing Director Nikolay Hotze. Pade is a dynamic hospitality professional with a record of achieving and exceeding hospitality service expectations. Were delighted to welcome Andreas to Caneel Bay and the U.S. Virgin Islands and were excited to begin our 55th season with him as a key member of our management team, said Hotze. We are constantly reinvesting in maintaining the grounds and facilities of the resort for our overnight guests as well as our day visitors. As part of a recent investment and preparation for the season ahead, $1.5 million was spent on landscaping and structural improvements.Caneel Bay Resort Kicks Off 55th Season with New Resort ManagerSt. John Tradewinds The St. John Film Society will be screening Beat boxing The Fifth Element of Hip Hop, on Tuesthe Arts. The night will also be the kick-off for SJFS On Screen/In Person series with a lively 55-minute documentary directed by Klaus Schneyder and produced by Angela Viscido, which celebrates the incredible art form of making music using only the human body. The evening is sure to arouse the Beatboxer in all, and especially in Virgin Islands musicians looking to perfect their personal style of the Human Beatbox. this incredible art form starting with its genesis within in countries across the world. producer Angela Viscido, who will provide personal and the future of Beatboxing as a legitimate, sustainable musical format. For more information about St. John Film Society SJFS Screening Beatboxing on November 1 at SJSASt. John Tradewinds Reichhold Center for the Arts kicks off its new season with a big dance party featuring zouk power house Kassav on Friday, October 28, at 8 p.m. Get tickets by calling 693-1559 or purchase tickets online at www.reichholdcenter.com. Tickets are also available at Connections. St. John residents should call 693-1550 to sign up for the discount shuttle.Kassav' Dance Party October 28
St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 7 St. John Tradewinds New and very nearly new toys will again be available at the Childrens Table at the St. John Animal Care Centers Flea Market on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Winston Wells Carefully chosen large and small colorful, sturdy toys and some games and puzzles will sell for half or less of their store prices. Every dollar earned at the Childrens Table will go directly towards the care, shelter, feeding, and medical needs of the islands homeless cats and dogs. Well-known brands such as Fisher-Price, Little Tykes, and even a large, rigid plastic Home Depot childs workbench will be featured as well as several games and puzzles from the Boston Science Museum. Some examples include a lionheaded riding scooter with a lightup nose, and a pretty pink bathtub for Barbie with faucets that gurgle water sounds when touched. Where batteries are called for, theyve been installed so that children can enjoy their new toys right away. In addition to the larger toys, there will be smaller items in the $3, $4, and $5 range. There may even be a Pirates Chest from which children can select two or three little items for $1. Several brand-new childrens books will also be at the table All year, part-time residents John and Elaine Campbell search for appealing toys that they bring down from Boston during their St. John home. Every item is spotlessly clean and many of the toys and puzzles are in their original markets, some forward-planning parents and grandparents bought toys and put them aside for birthdays or Christmas. Campbells saw an opportunity to donate the excess toys that their grandchildren received. The children often received duplicate toys from parents, Godparents, aunts and uncles. Elaine admitted that her grandchildren, Rowan, Grace, Grant, and William, are fortunate children who sometimes lacked interest in a new gift, and the children happily shared their abundance to help the animals of St. John. When Campbells neighbors in Sudbury, Massachusettes, learned about the mission to bring suitable, attractive toys to share with the island children, at the same and dogs of the island, more and more items turned up at the Campbell home. As a consequence, the grandparents always board their plane laden like pack ponies carrying shopping bags and bundles of peculiar shapes and sizes. Theyve become accustomed to defending their carry-on pieces of luggage. The ACC No Fleas, Please market will be on October 22 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Winston Come see what childhood treasures will be available at the Childrens Table and dont plan to bargain because everything is already fairly priced. As this event is a charity for our island animals, purchase costs can be claimed as tax-deductible donations. ST. JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTSFriday, November 25th 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Dont miss this opportunity to support the SJSA co-founders SI S FRANK ESTATE AUCTIONCAROLEE PEARLSPearls inspired by the style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis ST. JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS St. John Tradewiinds News Photo mongoos e junct ion 10am 6pm 7 76-61 94 fabricmill@eart hlin k netSto r e wide Clot hing 5 0 % off Shoes 60% off 4 Days o nly! Oct. 19-225 0% o f f Blo w o u t Sale !e x cludes batik fabric s
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Calling all St. John girls Sisterhood Agenda and St. John School of the Arts are partnering to offer an exciting new creative opportunity! Sisterhood Agenda president Angela Coleman is coordinating looking for young ladies between the ages of 8 and 15 who are interested in singing, dancing, rapping, set design, spoken word and more. There is a place for everyone in the band, said Coleman. We need singers, musicians, rappers, dancers, people interested in spoken word or girls who want to do video or set design. There are a lot of opportunities. Mark those calendars for Thursday, October 20, at 6 p.m. for the Girl Band casting call. We want the casting call to be a chance for the girls to show us what they want to do and to be an indication of where their area of interests are, said Coleman. Whether singing, rapping or dancing, Sisterhood Agendas SJSA Girl Band will offer an opportunity for young ladies to nur ture their talents, explained Coleman. The whole thing came about because Girl Band is an oppor tunity for teenage girls who have maybe never taken a class at SJSA to get involved and take advantage of this valuable resource in the community, she said. And its a chance for the girls to shine. We want to highlight and nurture their ability and develop their talents. While Coleman in coordinating the effort, she will rely on creatively talented adults in the community to mentor the girls and help teach vocal lessons and instrumentation, she added. This is also an opportunity for creative people to engage in community service and share their talent with young people, said Coleman. The teachers will be people in the community. Some lessons will be led by me but well also have guest speakers and lecturers and well have mini-groups for musical practice. The program will also promote sisterhood in the sense of working toward a common goal, according to Coleman. This is also designed to promote sisterhood, she said. Historically, girl bands, or even boy bands, dont really stay together. So were also going to be talking about supporting each other and working together as a group. Girls really need to learn to work together, said Coleman. We are in a pageant-driven culture and this is an opportunity to develop that talent, sure, but its also good to have additional skills. The Girl Band program also includes a videography component. Coleman envisions a reality sodes airing online, she explained. A lot of girls are using media, but its mostly social media, and theyre not usually using it to develop their talent or skills, said Coleman. What we want to do is devise the Girl Band sessions into different episodes which will be aired online. Each episode will have a theme and it will deal with the drama of coming together to create a band and promote SJSA and the arts in general. The program will meet each starting on October 21. The cost is $10 per class and at the end of the 10-week program the Girl Band will share their talents with the community, Coleman explained. Were going to have a big holisaid. Were hoping that the Cruz Bay park will be open before then so we can have our concert there for the whole community. Anyone interested in joining the band should go to SJSA at 6 p.m. on October 20. For more information call the school at 779-4322.8 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 Calling All Love City Ladies Casting Call for First St. John Girl Band is October 20 2012 EDITION COMING SOON 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
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The prettiest lady in Coral Bay harbor has a new owner. Liberty on Christmas Day 1987 under the direction of Robin Clair-Pitts and her late husband Fletcher Pitts. Ever since that day, the 70-foot John G. Alden-designed classic 1924 Malabar VI pocket schooner has held the title of prettiest boat in the harbor. Soon, however, Liberty will be setting sail to a new port under the direction of a new captain. Clair-Pitts recently agreed to sell Liberty to renowned classic yachtsman Feargus Bryan, who is chairman at Scandinavian Classic Yacht Trust. The new owner plans to sail Liberty to Trinidad where she will be hauled out in preparation for major structural repairs, explained Clair-Pitts. Hes done a lot of sailing on classic boats all over the world, Clair-Pitts said about Libertys new captain. Hes going to take good care of her. We are so happy about it. For years the Pitts, along with a crew of 10 to 12 skilled sailors, raced Liberty to a Classic Yacht Week, Sweethearts Classics and Foxys Wooden Boat Regattas as well as a Wayfarer Marine Trophy. After living in Coral Bay aboard Liberty for years and spending every single vacation working on her in one Caribbean boatyard or another Fletcher Pitts passed away on Christmas Day 2004. Since then, Clair-Pitts and a core group of close friends have worked hard to keep Liberty in tip-top shape. They have continued to sail the vessel in numerous local regattas and lately have been showing her to prospective buyers. No potential buyers impressed ClairPitts much, however, until she met Bryan. Liberty has been for sale for four years, Clair-Pitts said. I was kind of slow on it though. We had a website and advertised in Bryans wife was the one who came across Liberty and told her husband to check her out, according to Clair-Pitts. Feargus wife found the boat and told him about Liberty, she said. About a week after Antigua Classics, I got call from Feargus that he was coming up and wanted to see Liberty. He came up and we had the boat surveyed and went for a sail and he fell in love with her. Both Feargus and his wife are really into classic boats; restoring classic boats and racing classic boats, Clair-Pitts said. And they are not afraid to work on classic boats. Clair-Pitts couldnt be happier about the sale, the price of which she declined to share. ting used to the idea of someone else looking after the vessel she has cared for more than three decades. Feargus has done a lot of sailing on a lot of different classic boats all over the world and I know he is going to take good care of Liberty, she said. Its really like a dream come true. I felt like I had this sacred trust to take care of Liberty and now shes in the perfect hands. Im so happy, I dont know what to do, said Clair-Pitts. St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 9 After Four Y ears on Market, s/v Liberty Has New Captain 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 The Caribbean Writer, the University of the Virgin Islands inter national, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, has issued a submission call for its 26th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to work submitCaribbean heritage, experience or perspective. Besides the usual posays, Volume 26 will be dedicated to the environment nature and ecology. As the world moves into the 21st century it is time to be mindful of the environment, how to care for it, how to preserve and maintain its pristine beaches, lush mountains and diverse, extraordinary bird, insect and animal life. The Caribbean Writer seeks works that celebrate as well as explore this relationship to nature, how tourism impacts the environment, the role nature plays in and fauna. Volume 26 will also celebrate women writers. Editors welcome interviews, essays and personal narratives on Sylvia Wynter, Olive Senior, Paule Marshall, Claire Har ris, Lorna Goodison, Nancy Morejon, Velma Pollard, Erna Bordber, Zee Edgell and other prominent Caribbean women writers. Individuals are encouraged to short stories, personal essays or one-act plays. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. (If self-published, give details.) Include brief biographical information and put all contact information, plus the title of the manuscript, on a separate page. Only the title should appear on the manuscript. All submissions are eligible for for best poetry ($300); The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for best short Literary Prize to a Caribbean author ($500); The Marguerite Cobb McKay Prize to a Virgin Islands author ($200); and The Charlotte & Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for Send e-mail submissions to email@example.com as mit via the Submissions page at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org. Submissions may also be sent by postal mail to The Caribbean Writer, University of the Virgin Islands, RR 1, Box 10,000, Kingshill St. Croix, VI 00850-9781. Submission deadline is November 30. For more information visit www.TheCaribbeanWriter.org or call 692-4152. 10 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 Caribbean Writer Issues Call for Submissions 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) By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill Schools Tomas del Olmo won his division in U.S. Tennis Associations The Challenger III Tournament hosted by the Centro De Tenis Honda and Parque Centrale in Puerto Rico. set and 7 to 6 in the second set. Im very proud of him because he has been working hard, said proud father Alfredo del Olmo, who can be found on one of Love Citys tennis courts with both of his sons most afternoons. The budding St. John tennis stars next tournament is the Challenger IV on November 4 when hell compete in the 12 and under division. Congratulations Tomas!Tomas del Olmo Wins Challenger III Tennis Tourney Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise
St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 11 October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: T ake Back the Night Set for October 20 at Frank Powell Park in Cruz BaySt. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the Virgin Islands to confront a social ill that the Centers for Disease Control has called an urgent and costly public health crisis. Crimes of domestic violence violate their victims trust and sense of safety. They can take many forms, including forcing, coercing or manipulating someone into unwanted sexual activity and physical, emotional or mental abuse. By proclaiming Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are calling attention to this unaccept able behavior and encouraging all members of our community to work together to end the suffering of victims at the hands of those who are closest to them, deJongh said. Domestic violence encompasses the crimes of rape, incest, child sexual assault, ritual abuse, assault, battery, sexual exploita tion, sexual contact, harassment, bullying, exposure or voyeurism. Those crimes can be perpetrated by anyone from a school teacher to a coworker, from a religious leader to an athlete, from a date to a family member. higher risk of experiencing longterm mental health problems, including suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, promiscuity, low self-esteem, psychiatric hospitalization and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council encour ages all Virgin Islanders to wear a purple ribbon during the month of October to commemorate the victims of domestic violence and raise awareness about the problem. The Council will be putting on Take Back the Night marches and candlelight vigils across the ter ritory on Thursday, October 20. On St. John the march will begin at 6 p.m. at Franklin Powell Park. All who attend are asked to wear purple. DeJongh urged all Virgin Islanders to help make this month the beginning of the end of domestic and sexual violence and encourages all to attend events scheduled during the month. We can stop the cycle of domestic violence by working together to advocate for the rights and needs of victims, by making prevention a priority, and by holding perpetrators accountable, deJongh said. 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 News Photo File GHS Day of Service November 10For the second year in a row, Gifft Hill School would like to oforganizations and people in need on Thursday, November 10. Last years event was a great success, and GHS is excited to expand on the project this year. ganizing teams of faculty and students ranging in age from preschool through 12th grade to do service projects in the community throughout the day, and are hoping to hear from organizations about how best to assist. Anyone interested should contact GHS. Last years projects help, cleaning and maintenance projects at the Elaine I. Sprauve St. John School of the Arts, a visit to the senior centers to provide companionship and singing by the youngest students; and gardening help at Julius E. Sprauve School. Call 776-1730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Elementary Schools Encouraged to Apply for Fresh Fruit Program Fundsgrams is announcing the availability of its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2011-2012 school year. For this school year, the territory will receive $27,167 for the program, and all elementary schools are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applying is November 4. For more information call 774-9373.
12 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 Hundreds of Kids Enjoy Third Annual Just Play Daycarbohydrates thanks to a catered pasta lunch by St. John Catering and Mathayom Private Chefs. For the second year in a row, Mathayom has done an amazing job not only with the food, but with doing it correctly and getting the kids through the line and fed, said Doeling. The food is always amazing and there is always enough for all of the kids and all of our volunteers. If it wasnt for him, this event would sorely be lacking in sustenance. During the afternoon session, students were able to return to their favorite activity while listening to the Calypso sounds of King Fidel and the talented pan players in the Love City Pan Dragons. Doing it differently in terms of judging in the morning and having free time in the afternoon worked out really well, said Doeling. Also new to Just Play Day this year was tennis. The activity was added to the days events thanks to Caneel Bay Resorts Director of Tennis Donald Becker, who brought racquets and balls and led skills exercises along with Patrice Harley. Judging from the popularity of the activity, tennis will be a per manent part of Just Play Day and the next Rafael Nadal just come be discovered on the Winston Its important for kids to be physically active and tennis a great sport, said Becker. It seems like the kids are really having fun so Ill be back for sure. Doeling too has made a commitment to bring Just Play Day back again in 2012 for the fourth annual free community event. The amount of support that each of the businesses here on St. John and a lot of individuals too, have given us is just wonder ful, said Doeling. Its nice to of these people who believe that I will be back and I will put on a nitely. Even after Just Play Day wrapped up, USFSC kept on giving. On Wednesday, October 12, Doeling visited all three island schools to donate the balls used at Just Play Day. What happens is I send down balls all through the year for groups who need them or they are put in storage for Just Play Day, said Doeling. After we use them, they all get dispersed to schools and Parks and Recre ation. Looking ahead, USFSC will also be hosting its essay contest for the Tortola Surf Classic, paying for essay winners to travel to Tortola and take part in the surf competition in February, explained Doeling. The Tortola Surf Classic is February 17 and were going to do the essay contest again but its going to be better organized this year, he said. Were going to start the competition earlier this year but we will not extend the deadline. Doeling is also hoping to partner with Friends of V.I. National Park to host a Just Swim event with the focus of improving water safety awareness. The idea originally was to do a weekend event covering water safety with toys and games and just getting kids in the water, said Doeling. Its looking like this might be a kick off event for getting swimming lessons within the schools. Were still working out logistics but there is a lot of interest. to throwing footballs and kicking soccer balls, Doeling and USFSC will continue to support St. John athletics. I saw a need for something like this down here and I really had an epiphany, said Doeling. I knew I had the ability to make some positive changes and I continue to see positive changes on the island through sports in general and through this initiative. For more information on USFSC and Just Play check out usingsportforsocialchange.com. Keep an eye out at the October 22 St. John Animal Care Centers No Fleas, Please Flea Market fundraiser for a USFSC booth and help support Just Play. St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Bill Stelzer Continued from Page 3
JESS Sea Gulls Put Up Big Second Half in 32-8 Win Over GHS BarracudasSt. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 13 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds team hosted the Julius E. Sprauve School Sea Gulls at Trayser Field on Tuesday afternoon, October 11, in a cross-island match-up. The Barracudas hung tough with the Sea Gulls for themselves, the Barracudas managed to keep the Sea well. When the two teams broke for half-time JESS was only up by a score of eight to zero. The second half, however, was a different story. The Sea Gulls seemed to settle after their drive to Gifft Hill from Cruz Bay and scored four more TDs while only allowing GHS to sneak into the end zone once. In the end, the JESS Sea Gulls retained their unvarnished record winning by a score of 32 to 8. for another St. John/St. Thomas District Champi onship on Tuesday, October 18, when they face off The Barracudas will look for another win on the gridiron on Thursday, October 20, when they take on
Dear Ms. Mahoney, The Animal Care Center board of directors acknowledges your letters and appreciates your concern and passion for the homeless cats of St. John. We would like to continue this dialogue in person, and invite you to join us at a board meeting you are able to attend. Please contact either me or Sally Nelson, our Shelter Administrator, for the schedule. We look forward to meeting and working together to do what is best for St. John animals. Sincerely, B.J. Harris, President Animal Care Center of St. John14 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to email@example.comNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCT. 20TH Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsACC Board of Directors Requests Personal DialogueThroughout history, libraries have been destroyed The Library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt (Julius Caesar), the House of Wisdom in Baghdad (Mongol Empire), the Royal Libraries of the Kings of Burma (British army), the Library of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium (Nazi Germany) and a number of libraries in Iraq, including the Central Library of the University of Baghdad (United States of America). The library at its best is a citadel of knowledge and a haven for new ideas. The full measure of its precious contents can never be replaced if lost or ruined. In my opinion, the destruction of a library is cause for great mourning. But is the enemy, us? An understaffed, threadbare library that is not accessible when it is needed is not used. Over time, it may as well be dead. Our territorys libraries require adequate funding, a robust staff, and evening and weekend hours to make from them. As a board member of the Friends of St. Thomas Public Libraries, Id like to invite everyone to SOL Support Our Libraries during National Friends of Libraries Week, October 16-22, by demonstrating love for our libraries on all three islands simultaneously. we will host our 3rd annual Gathering of Friends event by with SOL Support Our Libraries. Join us, and bring a book to read and share. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children. Take pictures to share with us on our web site the media, social media, and each other. In this age of e-readers and digital collections, todays libraries are the ultimate living, breathing documents and from ancient scrolls to hardcovers to ebooks, the world is yours, @ Your Library! Anita Davis Ms. Mahoney, Im speaking for myself, not the Animal Care Center. And frankly Id prefer not even to dignify your irrational tirades by responding to them. Theyre repetitious, Whatever your hateful agenda may be, I myself have had enough. Paula MylesFed Up As our fourth school year begins at St. John Montessori School I must voice my appreciation for the Kids First! organization. Over the past few years they have enabled us to provide a quality education to families for whom it of Kids First! have been a concrete support for our school, which has provided scholarships for children in need, Kids First! realizes that when it comes to early childhood education, time is of the essence and there is no greater period of concentrated absorbent learn ing than between birth and six years of age. Research has consistently shown that investing in childcare and pre-k programs pays off. President Obama in a 2007 speech said, For every $1 we invest in these programs, we get $10 back in reduced welfare rolls, fewer health care costs, and less crime. Thanks again Kids First! from all our families island-wide that receive the great gift and opportunity for early learning. Your dedication to the children of St. John is making a difference! Debra Polucci Director St. John Montessori School Patricia Mahoney, Your poisonous rants in St. John Tradewinds against the St. John Animal Care Center do not hurt the people your hatred is aimed at, but rather the many innocent animals the shelter helps on a daily basis. Anne Marie PorterMahoney Is Only Hurting the Animals St. John Montessori School Thanks Kids First! Support Our Libraries!
St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 15 FY 2012 Budget Sessions Senator-at-Large ReportsBy Senator Craig Barshinger St. John Tradewinds The V.I. Waste Management Authority is hosting two E-waste drives on St. John in November. Bring those old computers, elec day and Wednesday, November 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call WMA at 777-3073.WMA Hosting E-Waste Drives November 8 and 9 on St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds On September 21, the Legislature hosted the most important Session of the year recently, name ly the one in which we vote on the budget for the upcoming year (this time it was Fiscal Year 2012). This year it was a real challenge because revenues are down, but the need for public services remains high. I voted no on all of the budget bills which began with the devastating language, Notwithstand ing the limitations on the use of public funds prescribed in the VI Code.... What this means in plain English is, Setting aside all the safeguards on how tax money is spent... The budget bills were crafted with this phrase by Governor John the senate majority. As a non-majority senator, it is my role to critique the actions of the majority the Senate majority abandoned its duty by accepting the Governors badly-crafted bills. How bad was it? Well, the safeguards are so decimated that the governor could build another $500,000 improvement to his property with public funds and this time it would be legal. The legislature basically gave the governor carte blanche to do what he will. It is my hope that he will not abuse this authority. I will be watching, as all of us must. One budget bill of particular interest to St. John is bill 29-0184, which diverts all of the money deposited into the St. John Capital Improvement Fund to the purpose of trash hauling. There are zero dollars left for any capital improvement. This is a tragedy after we worked so hard last year to ban raids on the Capital Improvement Fund, and ensure that all of its money would be used for the intended purpose, namely St. John capital improvements. With the simple word, Notwithstanding, all of that progress was undone. Its a legal maneuver, powerful but devastating. I sounded the alert in my last Senator at Large report, urging St. John residents to contact their senators to vote no to raids on the Capital Improvement Fund. I know that a few of you did, but it wasnt enough. The senators voting who stood with me were Sens. OReilly and Nelson. The senators voting Dowe; Hansen; Hill; James; Malone; Richards; Russell; Sanes; Sprauve; White; Williams; and Young. You might let these senators know what you think of their raid on the St. John Capital Improvement Fund. We know money is tight. That is no excuse it is improper to raid a Capital Improvement Fund for operational expenses. Thats sloppy management. Governor John deJongh knows better. He owes St. John an explanation. There was a clearly explained editorial on this subject by Steve Black in the previous edition of St. John Tradewinds. Transparency of Government Expenditures has been in the news recently, with startling revelations about the senate audit in the Avis Newspaper and an FBI raid of a I am a big believer in transparency, and following the Aviss articles, I posted my senate expenses for 2009 and 2010 online at visenate.org. You can get them by clicking on Downloads. It is my hope that my colleagues will follow suit. Some may, but others will simply be mad because they dont want to. My prediction is that there will be some new faces in the Legislature 15 months from now, and I would like to see one or more St. John residents vie for senate seats. You see me working hard for St. John, but it is only because I love St. John and see such need. In fact, the Senator at Large is supposed to represent St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John equally. St. John residents should be looking to get more representation from St. Thomas/St. John District Senators. To do that we need to run! In future reports well be announcing details of our November 3 Noise Ordinance meeting, to ignites passions on all sides of the issue. Thank your for the opportunity to serve as your Senator at Large!Budget Bill 29-0184 (St. John Capital Senators who voted against Craig Barshinger Nereida Rivera-OReilly T errence NelsonSenators who voted for using Carlton Dowe Alicia Hansen Louis Patrick Hill Neville James Shawn-Michael Malone Usie R. Richards Ronald E. Russell Sammuel Sanes Patrick Sprauve Celestino A. White Alvin L. Williams, Jr. Janette Millin Y oung Lack of Commissioner Contributing T o Problems at Department of Health, Says Senator SprauveSt. John Tradewinds During the September 21 Legislative Session, Senator Patrick Simeon Sprauve, chairperson of the legislatures Committee on Health and Hospitals, offered an amendment appropriating $375,000 to the Department of Healths program dedicated to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children with Special Health Care Needs. This amendment became Section 20 of Act 7307 which provided for lump sum appropriations from the Health Revolving Fund for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2012. The appropriation was designed to alleviate the imminent need for DOH to dismiss several of its employees. On October 7, Governor John deJongh signed Act 7307 into law but vetoed Section 20 of the Act, rejecting in its entirety, Sprauves $375,000 appropriation for DOHs MCH program. Despite efforts by the legislature to act quickly after its belated learning of the dismissals, deJongh chose to retain appropriations having less direct impact on the lives of Virgin Islanders and veto this relatively small appropriation from the Health Revolving Fund which would have preserved all important jobs during the current economic crisis. The governors continuing failure to nominate a much needed to the oversight and/or mismanagement which led to the failure by DOH to know in advance and to timely convey to the legislature the threat to the positions of the dismissed DOH employees, explained Sprauve. Hospitals on September 7 that no federally-funded positions within the department were in jeopardy, according to Sprauve. To learn that dismissal letters were nonetheless issued broke my heart, which goes out to those dismissed in these trying times, said the senator. Avoiding this scenario was the reason for the DOH. It is my hope that the department did not then have full knowledge that their representations to the legislature were untrue and mere false pretenses to acquire the desired appropriation. This type of mismanagement and lack of accountability within DOH is a clear symptom of the lack of appropriate leadership, said Sprauve. I continue to implore the governor to appoint a DOH Commissioner so that accountability and responsibility will be restored promptly to DOH. SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: firstname.lastname@example.org
2009, the group estimates that it has taken about one and half million cans out of the islands waste stream, Devine explained. Volunteers agree to adopt collection areas and transport the cans from their site to a central collection site at Enighed Pond Marine Facility, to eventually be transported to St. Thomas for recycling. The recyclers Enighed Pond stor age area, however, was the source of the latest woe for the group. St. John Recyclers learned on Monday, October 11, that the group had to relocate its container from the V.I. Port Authority owned land at Enighed by Thursday, October 13, in anticipation of the area being paved, Devine explained. We only had two days notice that we had to move the container, said Devine. And now were not sure if well be welcome back after the paving is complete. For now, St. John Recyclers is storing its cache of cans on private property in Estate Grunwald but hoping to be able to either return to the Enighed Pond area or relocate to an area near the Susanaberg Transfer Station, explained Devine. If we could extend our agree ment with WMA and remain at Enighed that would be great, he said. Or we would ideally like to have a permanent place at Susanaberg where we could keep our containers in a more central location. St. John Recyclers and WMA have successfully worked together for years and will hopefully continue their relationship in the future, Devine added. We depend on WMA for a lot of things, he said. They allow us to put our bins at the dumpster sites and have been a good partner. We have had good luck working with WMA and we hope to continue to do so. John recycling effort call Celia Kalousek at the St. John Community Foundation at 693-9410. For more information about WMAs CEG program call the authority at 777-3073. 16 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 Department of T ourism Seeking Hospitality Hosts and EntertainersContinued from Page 2 St. John Tradewinds American Signal Corp., the contractor who manufactured and installed the Virgin Islands Tsunami Siren Warning System, will arrive in the Virgin Islands next week to make adjustments to the system which includes increasing the audio output. On Monday through Wednesday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., American Signal Corp technicians will adjust the volume of each siren located across the territory individually. This will require the activating each siren at least a few times before the adjustment is completed. The work is scheduled for Monday on St. Thomas, Tuesday on St. John and Wednesday on St. Croix. The adjustments to the system will culminate with territory-wide full audio testing on Thursday and Friday, between 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. This will allow the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency and American Signal Corp to once again gauge the range of the system and to exercise the activation process. We ask that the public not be alarmed when sirens activate, even repeatedly, throughout the week, said VITEMA Director Elton Lewis. The testing will begin on October 17 and be completed by October 21. If there is a real emergency, the testing would cease immediately and no sirens would be sounded. This adjustment of each siren individually and the full audio tests are necessary to ensure that we are using the warning system to its fullest potential, said Lewis. Anyone within 1,000 feet or more of the sirens will hear warning tones and/or voice messages.T sunami W arning Sirens T o Be T ested St. John Recyclers Shooting for WMA Grant Funding Newly Installed Parking Bars T o Prohibit Parking Clearly Not WorkingSt. John Tradewinds The Department of Tourism is seeking hospitality hosts and hostesses to welcome visitors, provide island informa tion and assist guests on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Applications for contracted employment may be picked John. In addition, entertainers including musicians, dancers, and other performing artists who are interested in performing for prices. Entertainers who have worked with the DOT in the past are also urged to contact the department to update their gin Islands business license. For more information regarding either work or entertain ment opportunities contact Ernest Knight at 340-775-0021 on St. Thomas/St. John.St. John Tradewiinds
St. John Tradewinds On Friday evening, October 7, Governor John deJongh delivered an address to the people of the Vir gin Islands on radio and television stations throughout the territory. In his remarks, the governor announced his intended actions regarding the Fiscal Year 2012 budget which was passed by the 29th Legislature during its most recent session and the impact the legisla tures spending plan will have on government operations. legislature has forwarded hundreds of measures to me for action. Not once have I let any piece of legislation become law without my signature even though that is one of the options available to me under the Revised Organic Act. Very often I have signed what called for it to be corrected, or improved. I have worked with our legislature to reach the best possible outcomes for all of our people. However, when I have felt legislation was too wrong or too misguided, too much in the inter one could reasonably be expected to administer it, I have vetoed such legislation. with a very different situation. Ten days ago the legislature sent to me a General Fund Budget that had fully gone through the legislative process. After three stages of review the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Rules, and the entire Senate and after a summer of reviews and hearings, they moved ahead with their budget. They voted on it and they approved it, and that is the budget I have before me now. The budget that they have sent to me is more than $15 million dollars short of the balanced budget that was sent to them by my Administration. After dozens of meetings and hearings before the legislature by members of my Administration, and after countless requests to keep the budget balanced against our current projected revenues, the legislature has ignored our efforts and submitted a budget that is not sustainable. Now I have but three choices: I can sign it, I can veto it, or I can let it become law without my signature. If I veto this budget this risks a shutdown of our Virgin Islands government. This is not a risk I will consider given the gravity of our current economic conditions and the fact that all of the families of our territory would be immediately impacted. If I sign it I am agreeing with budget crisis is to dismiss several hundred employees of this government perhaps as soon as December 1. This is an outcome I have worked long and hard to avoid. Yet the Senators voted knowing what the budget they passed will require. To be very clear, I will state it again: This budget shortfall means that they are leaving to me the obligation to eliminate more expenses from your government, and the only place to cut is personnel and personnel costs. The ability to raise taxes is not mine. I proposed a one-percent increase in the gross receipts tax that the Senate rejected and cut in half; I also proposed nine unpaid holidays that the Senate again rejected. The proposed budget by the legislature has done nothing to generate the real revenue without which their budget is not balanced and is simply not sustainable. The budget process is a continu ing process, but you have to have a starting point where revenues and expenses are in balance. Good government just like good business requires certainty in order to plan and to operate. It is simply unfair to leave employees always anxious about what is coming. Everything cannot be left to a fukicked down the road. Back in March when I made my proposals for cuts in holidays and increases in taxes they said No, St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 17 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPARTMENT : 340-693-8880 FIRE DEPARTMENT : 340-776-6333 Friday, October 7 questing assistance in helping a citizen seek medical attention. Police assistance. collision on the General II barge. Auto collision. he was assaulted in the area of Wharfside Village. Assault in the third. Saturday, October 8 Paradise Lumber c/r that a male stole a door from her business. Petit larceny. late Hole resident c/r that someone was in her yard without authorization. Trespass. dent c/r that a company vehicle was stolen Unauthorized use of vehicle. Sunday, October 9 stolen was recovered in the area of Mongoose Junction. Recovered vehicle. Monday, October 10 resident p/r that her step-mother accused her of stealing her jewelry. Police assistance. T uesday, October 11 berg resident r/ that he needed police and medical assistance. Attempted suicide. resident p/r that a vehicle struck his parked vehicle in the area of Estate Pastory. Auto collision. W ednesday, October 12 Leander Jurgen Command with one Hensley Sonson of Estate Enighed placed under arrest and charged with assault in the third. His bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. resident p/r that her husband is calling her cellphone and harassing her. Telephone harassment. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, 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. St. John a.m., a burglar entered a residence at 2U Estate Bellevue by climbing up onto the back porch and entering through the porch door. Once inside, the burglar broke into a locked bedroom and stole several pieces of jewelry, including a gold Gucci bracelet, a gold square-shaped ring with a diamond on top, a gold Omega chain and pendant, and a white G-Shock watch. St. Thomas son was killed in the area of Joseph Gomez School lower parking lot. Tell Crime Stoppers what you know about this murder so law enforcement can identify and arrest the killers(s) and bring closure to his family and friends. St. Croix Musa-Raji Sharmouj, age 19, was reported missing by his family on April 9. He was last seen by family members around April 6. Sharmouj is of Middle Eastern descent, he is 51 tall, has short black hair, sideburns, a beard, and hazel eyes. He was last seen in the area of Consumers Gas Stasure to his family and friends. Please continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to the tipsters instructions. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglary suspect is $714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. For the arrest of a murder suspect, the reward is $1,500. Only anonymous call ers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on CrimesContinued on Page 22Governor DeJongh Refuses To Sign FY 2012 Budget
18 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 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 www.stjohnvirealestate.com 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 Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 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 RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 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 Christian Science Society Wednesday Testimonials 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 Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 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 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Gifft Hill School Call 774-8617 Church Directory
St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 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 DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCT. 20 TH SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 One bedroom, one bath $1100 Two bedroom, one bath, w/d $1200 Two bedroom, two bath, w/d $1800 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft, w/d $2500 Two bedroom, three bath, w/d, pool $2500 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1700 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 For Sale For Sale: TL30 SAFE 39" x 39" x 32" deep $1800. Available E.O.Y. Display Cases also available Coral Bay Jewelers 776-6167 or 227-6307 FISH BAY LONG TERM AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1, 2011Furnished 3/2 native stone home w/covered decks. View w/privacy on 1.22 ac. 3k/month Call firstname.lastname@example.org BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?CALL 340-776-6496 Email: email@example.comGET RESULTS!VISA & MC Accepted 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 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 GREETERS NEEDED Must speak English, have a valid drivers license, clean 4 wheel drive vehicle, and cell phone with voice mail. Must have pleasant and outgoing personality and be available for greetings between the hours of 2 pm to 7pm and also weekends. Great part time job for the right person. Please 4250 Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C; Enighed. Call 690-1104 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 For Rent For Rent RED HOOK VILLAS 1 bedroom fully furnished, lovely view, laundry, convenient location, walk to ferry. $1,150 plus utilities, no pets, one year lease. Reliable Realty 774-8360. 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 have own tools, cell-phone w/voicemail, can work weekends/ EXPERIENCE experience Or Call 779-4250 for more information. Upscale Retail Gift Shop Lease option Available with inventory serious inquiries call or email 340-228-1840 email@example.com
20 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885.LUMINARIESACROSS life draw sailor Brit ing data DOWN archipelago Fraser PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS 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 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 Every Sunday Junior tennis lessons will be offered on Sundays, starting on October 9, on St. John at the Cruz Bay tennis courts. For boys and girls 10 years old and under, QuickStart Tennis will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. For older juniors, lessons will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Beginners as well as advanced players are encouraged to come out, sign-up and play this lifelong sport. No fee is required but a one-time $5 membership to the St. John Racquet Club will be encouraged. For more information call Patrice Harley at 776-6643. 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. Sunday, October 23 Long-time St. John resiguest speaker at the Sunday, October 23, Unitarian Univer salist Fellowship service at the lower campus of the Gifft Hill School. Meet and greet is at to the interior of Mali will speak of her experience and present a slide show of her photos. Saturday, October 28 The Rotary Club of St. John is hosting its annual Flavors fundraiser on Friday, October 28, at the Westin Resort and Villas. Saturday, November 5 Woodys Seafood Saloon is hosting the seond annual Save Second Base Block Party on Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 11 p.m.All proceeds raised at the event will go to the second Annual St John American Cancer Society Relay for Life. November 8 and 9 V.I. Waste Management Authority is hosting two Ewaste drives on St. John in November. Bring those old computers, electronics, laptops and more to the Winston Wells ball day, November 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, November 10 For the second year in a row, Gifft Hill School would like to offer a day of service people in need on Thursday, November 10.
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When they realized that we would run out of money in Fiscal Year 2011 before reaching September 30th, they passed an early retirement incentive program, which it should be noted was passed without the necessary funding to pay the proposed incentives. They also passed an 8 percent pay cut across the board for everyone. Neither of these measures was enough, but the senators the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget. Well, they have now spoken: Approximately 70 percent of our annual budget goes toward personnel costs. So what the Senators told me with their budget is send home enough people to cut the many millions of dollars that must be cut, but they said it in such a way that they thought they would not have to say it too loud and in plain English. What they have said is: Governor, you do it; we have an The senators know, as does anyone who has looked at a newscast or read a newspaper that the national and global economy is not recovering. It is, in fact, getting worse, not better around the world and this does not bode well for our near term revenues. And without revenues there is no cash and the government cannot lawfully issue checks without money in the bank to cover the checks. So here is my decision: I am not going to put my signature on this budget so as to indicate to you, the taxpayers of the territory, or to the senators of this Legislature, that this is my Budget. It is not. It is the 29th Legislatures and theirs alone. So, this budget this budget of the 29th Legislature will become law without my signature. My Administration will immediately begin the task of deciding how the territory can live under this budget, what must be cut, who must be dismissed and when. None of this was really necessary and the legislature can I will be preparing plans for living under their budget. This will, as we all know, come at a terrible cost to individu als and families, as well as to private sector businesses and their employees who count on the business of our government workers for their livelihoods. Ours is a small economy that is all inter-connected. Ours are problems that cannot be avoided by ducking. That is not what the people who elected us sent us to do. They sent us here to be leaders, in good times and bad. And economically speaking, these are not good times. The budget passed by the legislature was an action that calls for hundreds to be dismissed. The senators knew what they were doing and so does the electorate. The rightness of their actions will be judged in due course by those who have the last word. Meanwhile, I will continue to work together ward for our Virgin Islands and all its residents. Thank you. God bless you, and God Bless the Virgin Is22 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 Were Sold on St. John! Voted Best St. John Real Estate Agency! 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St. John Tradewinds On Monday, October 10, First Lady Cecile deJongh launched the Tiny Tokens of Hope initiative to provide care packages, including personal hygiene items, to the terri torys homeless population. The effort kicked off on St. John at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and was launched on World Homeless Day and VI Homeless Day, as proclaimed by Governor John deJongh. Departments and agencies of the Virgin Islands Government were encouraged to participate by collecting unused toiletries from travel and hotel stays, and dropping them off at any Government House location in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. In our work with groups and organizations that provide services to the homeless, while food, clothing and other items are regularly donated, we found that a missing piece was in providing toiletry items to assist their personal hygiene, Cecile deJongh said. Based on the success of the program thus far, I am pleased to invite the wider communi ty to participate, providing support not only to our homeless population, but also to the service organizations that assist them on a daily basis. Noting the spirit of generosity and compassion that made departments and agencies of the Government for their par ticipation and encouraged individuals to continue to give. The Tiny Tokens of Hope program is a small but effective way to directly assist our homeless population, she said. Especially as the holiday season approaches, its a special way that we can all help make a difference. Participating agencies included the Departments of Human Services, Labor, Planning and Natural Resources, PoBargaining, VI National Guard, and American Legion Post and Unit 102 on St. Croix. In addition, some government employees purchased items for donation, including washcloths, combs, and other personal care items. As part of the Territorial launch, toiletries were also donated on Tuesday, October 11, to the homeless in St. Thomas, in partnership with the Family Resource Center, and at the Southgate Baptist Church Lighthouse Mission in St. Croix. Thanks to the generous contributions received, more than 300 care packages were created for distribution on VI Homeless Day. The deJongh/Francis administration works closely with numerous groups and organizations year-round to assist community members who have fallen on hard times, or struggle with mental illness or addiction. Project Homeless Connect events, for example, are observed every year to gather resources, including healthcare service providers, homeless advocates and volunteers, to provide a full array of medical and other services, to help manage the transition to stability and facilitate progress in the lives of our homeless population. As a community, its important that we take steps to let the homeless know that we care about their well-being and territory, deJongh said. The Tiny Tokens of Hope initiative will distribute toilet ries to the Virgin Islands homeless population twice a year.24 St. John Tradewinds, October 17-23, 2011 Cecile deJongh Launches T iny T okens of Hope InitiativeSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo Church in Cruz Bay. in