St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: 11-28-2011
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DPNR Fines Owners of New Chocolate Hole Gas StationPage 7Maho Bay Camps Accepts One-Year Lease ExtensionPage 5 Department of Interior Pulls Support for Reverse Osmosis Plant in Coral BayPage 3 November 28-December 5, 2011 Copyright 2011Visitor, 82, Dies of Heart Attack Off Francis BayPage 2 Newest Edition of St. John Magazine Hits Newsstand Shelves This WeekThe sixth issue of St. John Magazine is due to arrive in stores across Love City this week. The bright cover photograph by Steve Simonsen who has shot every cover of the magazine is testament to the island's bounty, featuring fresh produce plucked right from the Gibney Gardens. MaLinda Medias newest publication features in-depth stories about the people and culture which make St. John such a special locale with treasures on every page. See next weeks St. John Tradewinds for more photos and a full story on Issue No. 6 of St. John Magazine. *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.


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Malik Stevens, Adam Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Maggie Wessinger SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2011All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds An 82-year-old Illinois man died of an apparent heart attack in the water just off Francis Bay beach in the V.I. National Park on Sunday morning, November 20. According to the VINP rangers report and from talking to the family members, the gentleman seems to have had heart issues, including heart surgery just a few weeks ago, said VINP Chief Ranger Lloyd Morris. Emergency responders were alerted to the incident, but due to Department of Health regulations, VINP according to Morris. EMS and St. John Rescue did not move the body do anything until they arrived, he said. While the incident appeared to be a drowning, the Illinois man most likely succumbed to a heart attack while swimming, Morris explained. It was likely a heart attack in the water, he said. Usually ones mouth is full of snorkel gear or air and they will ingest some water, but not much, since its a heart attack. Its one of those unfortunate things. People often dont realize how much exercise they are getting in the water, Morris added. When you are swimming, you are literally exercising every muscle in your body, said the VINP chief ranger. Its very good for the body, however, it does place a stress level on the body that sometimes, especially those of us who are elderly, can over-exert themselves. The death marked the third fatality of the year in VINP. A visitor died of a heart attack near Francis Bay over Memorial Day weekend and a cruise ship passenger at Solomon Beach on a snorkel trip with a charter company just last month also died from a likely heart attack, according to Morris. Havent made it to Friends of V.I. National Parks auction site yet? Dont fret, theres still time! The Third Annual Friends Online Auction runs through December 4 at 9 p.m. local time. More than 40 items are up for bid, and there are still great deals to be found. that next getaway or unique holiday gift! Villa and hotel stays, artwork, jewelry, boat trips and more are online waiting for bids! The auction site is www.biddingforgood.com/friendsofvinp, or visit the website www.friendsvinp.org for the link. Proceeds from the auction support Friends work in VINP. Theres Still Time: Friends of VINP Online Auction To End on December 4Visitor Dies of Heart Attack at Francis BayThe Coral Bay Community Councils Annual Meeting and potluck dinner is set for Monday, November 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Miss Lucys Restaurant. Everyone in Coral Bay is welcome and should bring a favorite dish to share from main dishes to desserts. Drinks will be on sale. A business meeting will be hosted at 6:30 p.m., which will be a good time to renew those CBCC memberships for 2011 or beof useful information can be found on the website at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org. CBCC Annual Meeting and Potluck at Miss Lucys on November 28Seniors on the island of St. John are invited to help shape the future of health care in the Virgin Islands at a Tuesday, November 29, meeting at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. Seniors are enouraged to take part in the meeting, which starts The meeting will be at the St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center located on Route 104, across the road from the Fashion Palace cloth ing store. It is one of several meetings on health reform scheduled for the month. Each meeting will offer information about the U.S. Health Care Reform Law and the way its expected to affect the Virgin Islands. It also asks the public how local health care reform policy could work. Organizers of this meeting are calling it an Historic Opportunity to Shape Health Care Reform in the Virgin Islands. Further information can be found online by logging onto www. governordejongh.com/healthreform or by calling 693-4313.Seniors Invited to Health Care Reform Group Meeting Nov. 29 at St. UrsulasSt. John Montessori School is hosting its third annual Holly The Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the table to pick up tasty cookies, pies, cakes, brownies and more. Funds raised at the event will support the schools scholarship fund and its annual Kids Fest in April. For more information call St. John Montessori School at 7759594.Montessori Holly Bake Sale Dec. 10By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The students involved in a recent alleged sexual assault on the campus of Julius E. Sprauve School were not taking part in a supervised after-school activity, according to JESS principal Dionne Wells. The incident was reported in the V.I. Police Departments Leander Jurgen Command case log on Thursday, November 17, at 1:30 rape. The incident, which involved several students, occurred on Tuesday, November 15, at the JESS Cruz Bay campus during an after-school activity, according to information from the Department of Education. The students who were involved in the alleged sexual assault incident, however, were not participating in the after-school activity, Wells explained. Those kids were not in an after-school program, said the principal. After the bell rings, those students are supposed to leave campus. Wells was informed of the inci dent on November 17 and immediately contacted VIPD, DOE and Department of Human Services ofand the parents of the accused at JESS on Friday, November 18. At this point, all of the appropriate agencies, including the V.I. Police Department and Human Services, have been properly nothe process of determining exactly what occurred, according to a prepared statement by DOE. DOE did not release additional information or the identity of the students for their own protection, is a public elementary and middle school in Cruz Bay with kindergar ten through eighth grade classes. Students Accused in JESS Sexual Assault W ere Not Part of After-School Program, Says W ells


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds On the eve of the Coral Bay Community Councils eighth anof two long-term grant programs to keep the community organization relevant and effective. CBCC is currently wrapping up two major grants, one from the National Oceanic and Atmospher ic Administration and the other from the Environmental Protection for three years. With both grants winding down, and more than 20 storm water projects later, CBCC members welcomed new board members and a new employee recently. Were starting the process of renewing ourselves after the long grant process, said Sharon Coldren, CBCC president since the groups inception in 2003. Were follow up work for the grants and trying to get ready for what the future brings. of Coral Bay and the Virgin Islands, David Silverman and Jason Hayman aboard as the groups newest board members. Davis was on a planning commission on Long Island and moved to Coral Bay two years ago, said Coldren. He brings some real skills to the island from his experience in New York which was a coastal community on Long Island. Hayman also recently moved to St. John from the mainland, and brings a fresh perspective to the CBCC board of directors, explained Coldren. Jason has a lot of energy and a lot of ideas and hes younger than a lot of our board members, she said. Hayman and Silverman join Coldren, Bonny Corbeil, Jean Cottrell, Marie Naisby and Joan Thomas on the groups board, which Coldren hoped would welcome additional members soon. We have some other people who are interested and we anticipate that we will have some long-time board members be able to take a break, said Coldren. Were also trying to continue to interest segments of the community and broaden our appeal, especially among younger people. CBCC also recently hired Patricia Reed as the groups new environmental projects manager. Reed is CBCCs sole paying position; all other positions on the board and advisory council are volunteer. Reed joins the group with a background in water resources and a masters degree in environthe group last year when CBCCs grant funding allowed the group to hire temporary employees to over see the many storm water projects, Coldren explained. Tricia has an excellent background in water resources and wetlands issues and she brings real to CBCC when we were looking for temporary employees under the NOAA grant. At the end of the grant, we were already discussing the desirability of hiring someone like her. After publishing help wanted ads in local papers, CBCC received about 10 resumes and Reed added. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The V.I. Water and Power Authoritys plans for a Reverse Osmosis facility in Coral Bay seem to be dead in the water. The Department of the Interiors Director of Insular Affairs Nikalao Pula issued a letter to VI November 17 pulling the departments support for the Coral Bay RO project. 2008 and was awarded a $981,000 Water and Wastewater grant from DOI. Since that time, however, the project has encountered a number of obstacles including raising alarm from federal agencies, according to Pula. Since that time WAPA has encountered a number of challenges while moving forward with the project, Pula wrote to the OMB director. The estimate cost and length of the project have increased substantially and other federal agencies have raised serious concerns regarding the projects impact on the environment (particularly endangered species.) The WAPA has also been unable to secure local funding for the project as originally planned. Consequently, we are unable to initiate and complete this project time, Pula wrote. We will close the 2008 grant and request that all be submitted within 90 days. DOIs move came after several federal agencies questioned the plants impact on local waters and the cost of the project, explained Coral Bay Community Council president Sharon Coldren. From what I have heard, I think various federal agencies realized that the plant as proposed would have very negative environmental impacts to the coastal ocean resources and that the extremely high cost to build a plant and intake/outtake piping system to avoid this damage, and well as the piping distribution and sewage system on land, was far above the here now or in the future, said Coldren. about plans for an RO plant in the Fortsberg area at a public meeting in May with Springline Architects Tracey Roberts and BioImpacts Amy Dempsey. At the May meeting in Coral Bay, Roberts and Dempsey outlined the utilitys plan to construct an RO plant in Fortsberg capable of producing 50,000 gallons of water per day, constructing seawater intake and discharge lines, a pump system and pump station and an ultimately 500,000 gallon water storage tank on Parcel 6-4 Estate Carolina. WAPAs plan also called for burying a water distribution line across Coral Bay harbor and a distribution box ashore in the Johnson Bay area to service the Calabash Boom affordable housing community. Coral Bay residents posed many questions at the May meeting, which were left unanswered by mental Assessment Report for the project was made public, about 50 Coral Bay residents formed a coalition in opposition to the project and wrote a letter to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources outlining their concerns. As news of WAPAs RO plant plans spread, residents in Coral Bay hoped for a meeting with the utility which was initially planned for mid-November. That meeting was canceled due to scheduling meeting might not be needed. WAPA to utilize the remainder of the grant for other water-related projects, future funding for the utilitys planned Coral Bay RO plant will not be available from the Interior Department. WAPA also received the letter from Pula and will meet with fedexecutive director Hugo Hodge. We had some plans to put water in Coral Bay; we had some plans to serve some customers, and its out why, Hodge was quoted in a report in the V.I. Daily News. While opposing WAPAs plan for an RO plant in Coral Bay, many residents in the area called for more discussion and a more open planning process. I hope that a real vision and infrastructure planning process will be allowed to happen for Coral Bay, said Coldren. Since that time WAPA has encountered a number of challenges while moving forward with the project. The estimate cost and length of the project have increased substantially and other federal agencies have raised serious concerns regarding the projects impact on the environment (particularly endangered species.) The WAPA has also been unable to secure local funding for the project as originally planned. Nikalalo Pula, DOI Director of Insular Affairs Thursday, Dec. 1st INDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ...........................14-15 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 Senator at Large Reports ...12 Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 3 With Grants Winding Down, CBCC Fixes Its Gaze on FutureDept. of Interior Pulls Support for Coral Bay Reverse Osmosis Plant


CBYC 30th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Friday, November 25Single Handed 30 and under Laser Vicki 2:17:001 African Queen 2:32:002 Silmarillion 2:42:003 Zephyr 3:04:004 Single Handed Over 30 to 40 Windshift 2:22:001 Natie M. 3:32:002 Dream Tyme 3:33:003 Single Handed Over 40 Cloud Nine 2:31:001 Paradise Found 2:35:002 Gaffers Calabreeze 3:10:001 Principito 3:53:002 Buxom II 5:03:003 Multi-hull Virgin Fire 1:43:001 CBYC 30th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Saturday, November 26Traditional Under 40 Buxom II Calabreeze Traditional Over 40 Breath Pursuit 1 Under 30 Southern Breeze African Queen Silmarillion Zephyr Zazu Sniper Pursuit II Over 30 and Under 40 ODege Savvy? Absolute Natie M. Dream Tyme Multi-hull Windrider Elliot Class Silver Cloud Athena PHRF Osprey Desperado Wild Ting Reality Switch Southbound 4 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving Regatta Results 2011Larry Best and Lee Stanciauskas cruised Osprey PHRF class, above. Sara O'Neill sailed O'Dege with its bright spinnaker, at left, to the top of her Pursuit II class.St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Mary Burks


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Fans of the pioneering eco-resort Maho Bay Campground exhaled a collective sigh of relief last week, while still keepThe future of the popular North Shore campground tucked into the V.I. National Park with stunning views of Francis Bay and Whistling Cay has been uncertain over the past few years. Maho Bay Camps owner Stanley Selengut leased the property more than 35 years ago. His lease for the 13.8acre campground was originally set to expire in June 2011, but the campground was granted a one-year lease extension, putting their closing date at June 2012. Well, go ahead and push that day back one more year. Selengut announced in a Maho Bay Campground newsletter last week that he accepted a second one-year lease exten sion. The Maho landowners have just extended the lease through June of 2013, Selengut wrote in the newsletter. I agreed to this with great relief. This last lease extension will offer everyone an opportunity to enjoy Maho for two more winter seasons. The one year extensions, while welcome by Selengut and Mahos many fans and employees, are not conducive for the campgrounds growth or even upkeep. I will not accept another short-term extension, Selengut wrote in the Maho newsletter. We will either get a longterm lease which will allow for some wonderful capital improvements and investment in new technologies or close at the end of the lease in June 2013. You can imagine the stress and anxiety of our employ ees, boat captains, artists, concessionaires and all the small businesses who make Maho special, not knowing if they have a job next year and who need to prepare for their own future, Selengut wrote. This additional year means a great deal to our guests, staff, and the island of St. John. It means that we all get extra time to do or redo some of our most favorite things. Although the asking price for the property recently dropped from $32 million to $28 million, the return on investment for Selengut still puts purchasing the property out of reach, according to Adrian Davis, Maho Bay Camps manager. Currently Stanley is not interested in purchasing the land because at the current asking price, the return on investment is somewhere around 50 years, said Davis. We just cant to be able to pay off buying the land at the return of investment, its just not something we can do, said Davis. Wed rather do another long-term lease. If nothing changes, Maho Bay Campground will close in June 2013 and management will start shifting operations to Selenguts Concordia Eco-Preserve, which sits on land the eco-resort pioneer owns. At this point, if nothing else changes well start shifting operations and get ready to close in June 2013, said Davis. While the imminent closure of the popular campground will be a loss to many, its impact might be felt the hardest in terms of dollars and cents. In the last 12 months, Maho has brought in about 7,000 guests to St. John, said Davis. If you do the math, that is 7,000 people who need taxis and ferries and food and more. Thats millions of dollars for St. John and that is really the important part us being around for another year. Without Maho Bay, it will be a big hit to the local economy, Davis said. Several organizations, including a guest led initiative, are still hoping to raise enough funds to save the campground, but Selengut advised in his latest newsletter, to enjoy the area while it lasts. It has been a tough year for many, which meant the possibility of not visiting Maho one last time, he wrote. We hope this will afford you the opportunity. There is a special magic here that cannot be found anywhere else, and we are all grateful to have just a little more time to enjoy it. For more information about Maho Bay Campground check out the website www.maho.org. For more informa tion on how to help save the campground, check out the Facebook page Save Maho Bay Camps. St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 5 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing 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 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottThe campground sits just above Little Maho Bay, with steps leading right from the sand to the tents, above. Maho Bay Campground Accepts One More One-Year Lease Extension


6 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 Volunteers Clean Up Coral Bay MangrovesSt. John Tradewinds On Saturday, November 5, an intrepid small group of volunteers trekked into the litter-strewn shoreline mangroves to clean the area up. The goal was to remove all the cups, drink bottles and other containers which hold rainwater and allow the breeding of dengue mosquitoes. Dengue mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti ) like to breed on the side of hard containers, not in natural puddles. The volunteers succeeded in collecting 24 bags of cups, bottles, cans and gallon water jugs, and other refuse. Now the mangroves from the Coral Bay triangle all the way along Route 107 to the dumpster site have been cleared of litter debris, which mostly consisted of drinks and snack bags. The Coral Bay Community Council sponsored the event. Thanks to Dorothy Micheletti, John Stuart, Patricia Reed, Bill Fisk, Sharon Coldren and Christy McManus for stepping in to help reduce the potential for dengue fever by removing containers that mosquitos can breed in, while also protecting local sealife and beautifying Coral Bay. Residents are asked to do their part too and pick up litter whenever they see it. To participate in an organized cleanup, call the CBCC St. John Tradewiinds News Photo CBCC volunteers remove debris from the shoreline mangroves. A t t e n d H e a l t h R e f o r m M e e t i n g T O N I G H T ! A t t e n d H e a l t h R e f o r m M e e t i n g T O N I G H T ! Relay for Life Stickers Available for $5The St. John Film Society will screen Whats Organic About Organic? on Tuesday, Decem ber 6, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. The 59-minute thought-provoking documentary was directed by Shelley Rogers with co-producer Marty Mesh and illustrates that organic food extends well beyond personal choice and into the realm of social responsibility. promises to be equally engaging with both the director Shelley Rogers and co-producer Marty Mesh present to provide personal and to answer questions on the organic food movement. In addition, Josephine and Hugo Roller from Josephines to lend a local perspective on or ganic farming. The On Screen/In Person program is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the Virgin Island Council of the Arts. For more information about com.Whats Organic About Organic? Dec. 6 stickers have arrived on island. The stickers are available for a $5 donation and can currently be obtained at Connections and Woodys and other locations! For friends off-island who would like to show support, email the event chairper son Mary Bartolucci at marybartolucci@gmail.com.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After receiving phone calls from Estate Bethany residents concerned about the construction site of a new gas station in the area, St. John Administrator at the work. I got several phone calls about the construction site with people saying the roadway was being undermined, said Smith. I went over to the construction site and I talked to a man with the excavating machine. He told me what happened and I called the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. When excavating the future site of a 24-hour gas station and convenience store on South Shore Road just over Jacobs Ladder, workers apparently dug too close to the hillside, sending mounds of dirt and rocks cascading over the steep slope, Smith explained. The DPNR Commissioner sent someone out to land owners for various violations, said the island administrator. All excavation work will be stopped until the violations are remedied. St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 7 The DPNR Commissioner sent someone out to the site immediland owners for various violation. All excavation work will be stopped until the violations are remedied. Leona Smith, St. John AdministratorFour Guns Collected During STJ Buy Back ProgramDPNR Fines Owners of Future St. John Gas Station for Excavation Violations St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Large machinery at the new gas station construction site, above, sat idle last week as Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: info@seaviewhomes.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds on Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19. with no questions asked, in exchange for fair mar ket value, at the Oppenheimer Beach pavilion. The four guns were worth more than $700, according Funded by an anonymous donor, the VIPD hosted gun buy backs on all three islands recently. and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in June during the buy back program, according to information from VIPD. The program netted 78 guns off the streets of St. Croix when it was hosted on the big island in October.


8 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 VIERS Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Open House, Luncheon on Dec. 4Celebrate 45 years of VIERS on December 4 with tours of the facility and its solar panel system, at left. St. John Tradewinds News Photo 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) mnelson@stjohnmagazine.com or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.stjohnmagazine.com ISSUE NO. 6 ARRIVES ON NEWSSTANDS NOVEMBER 30UPDATE: Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid tie systems Battery stand alone systems Solar Hot water systems Solar Pool Pumps Dan Boyd Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. t: 340-642-0351 e: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE $$$$$$$ ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed tuesdays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS) will be celebrating its 45th anniversary by offering tours of the historic facility (including its recently installed expanded solar energy system) and the Tektite Underwater Habitat Museum on Sunday, December 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature brief remarks provided by representatives of the University of the Virgin Islands, V.I. National Park, St. John Historical Society and Clean Islands International prior to the cutting of a commemorative th Anniversary cake. VIERS will also be providing (at no charge to visitors) refreshments and a vegetarian lunch. The VIERS 45th Anniversary event and luncheon is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at Lameshur Bay The public is invited to attend, however transportation is not provided. Since 1966, VIERS has been available as a community resource for environmental education and ministrator. We are glad to share this monumental achievement with our community. While not the most accessible location on St. John, VIERS has a long history in offering unique environmental learning experiences directly in nature. What a wonderful place to be, he said. For more information about the event or VIERS, please contact Brown at 410-647-2500. VIERS is a facility of UVI located in VINP on the south side of St. John. Since 1997, VIERS has been operated by Clean Islands International, a U.S. IRS 501(c)(3) Island Holiday Party AKA the Prom Set for December 10 at MongooseSt. John Tradewinds The 16th Annual All Island Holiday Party will take place at Mongoose Junction on Saturday, December 10, starting at 8 p.m. The event is hosted by The Mongoose Merchants Association and the restaurants of Mongoose Junction and all adult island residents are welcomed. part to provide a fantastic evening of holiday celebration for the wide mix of people expected to attend. The All Island Holiday Party (aka the prom) has its roots in trying to rebuild the community after Hurricane Marilyn in 1995, and through the years has become a social highlight for many full time St. John residents and a homecoming for many seasonal residents. Its an opportunity to dress up and celebrate the holidays and life together on St. John. Music will be performed by Love Citys own Ah We Band," and other entertainment will be provided throughout the beautiful courtyards of Mongoose Junction. Plancha del Mar will present an oyster and champagne bar and Sun Dog Cafe will provide an hors doeuvres table. Tap Room will host a late night DJ party. Mongoose Junction will be full of festive decorations for the season, as always. Hors doeuvres will be served and cash bars will be available. Adults only and island fancy attire, please. St. John Tradewinds The musical group Sax and Strings will be hosting a Christmas concert in downtown Cruz Bay on Sunday, December 11, at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in the celebration of the season.Sax and Strings Christmas Concert Will Be December 11 in Cruz Bay


St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 9 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With an artists eye and a manaready to take the Friends of the Park Store to a whole new level. National Park, Friends of VINP has long raised critical funds to support the park and educational programs using its vast cultural and environmental resources. The in Mongoose Junction, in the old St. John Canvas Factory location, in 2007 under the management of Angie Warren. After about a year, Karl Pytlik took over the reins of the store and expanded its stock of local art and eco-friendly designs. Pytlik, a water lover and St. John coordinator for the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation, recently accepted a position with V.I. Eco-Tours on St. Thomas, leaving Friends with a vacancy at its store once again. Friends of VINP didnt have to look far to hire his replacement. After posting advertisements in local papers, the group was thrilled executive director Joe Kessler. Its always good to have a new, fresh perspective, said Kessler. Jenny has different experiences and a different outlook and shell build on what Karl did and take it to the next level. John from Brooklyn just over a year ago was part of the team which opened the Love City outpost of the New York City Fatty Crab empire last year, and has six years of art gallery management under belt. After getting the restaurant up ing for something more to do and a way to get more involved with the St. John community, she explained. I was looking for ways to get to know the park and the island a proached [Friends of VINP development director] Heather Ruhsam over the summer about getting involved with Friends and how I could play a role in the group. a few months before Pytlik put in his notice at the store, Kessler explained. We didnt have a lot of time with Karl leaving in a few weeks, so we put the word out and advertised, said Kessler. We had eight candidates and three made the short list. Any one of the three would have really worked out. It was a tough decision, but a really nice tough decision, said the Friends executive director. We really appreciate everyone who applied. It was a combination of her ar tistic and marketing background of the list of candidates, Kessler added. Shes relatively new to the island but shes committed to the community and really believes in the mission of Friends, he said. She has management experience and an artistic and marketing background. Jenny will be a great compliment to our team. up on a small island off the coast of Florida surrounded by nature preserves, running the Friends of VINP Store is a home-coming of sorts. When I was a child, my par ents lived on an island next to a wildlife refuge and I grew up with educators, she said. Im really happy to bring that back into my life. For more information about Friends, or to volunteer for the group, stop in the Friends of VINP Store at Mongoose Junction or call 779-4940. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottJenny Grondin, above, recently took over as manager of Friends of VINP Store in Mongoose Junction. Jenny Grondin Poised To Elevate Friends of VINP Store to Next Level


St. John Tradewinds Arnold Altman, chairman of the board of the Amer ican Cancer Societys Florida Division presents Mary Bartolucci, president of the volunteer Committee for Relay For Life St. John with the rookie of the year award during the ACSs Florida summit in Septem ber. Maria Cristy, chairman of the board of the American Cancer Society of Puerto Rico and Ralph Devitto, CEO for the American Cancer Societys Florida Division are also pictured. 10 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoMary Bartolucci, second from left, accepts the award honoring St. John Relay for Life as the American Cancer Society's southeast region Rookie of the Year. Norfolk Island PinesGive a gift that keeps giving Coral Bay Garden CenterHoliday Trees$75.00 $90.00 4 to 7 feet(7-15 gallons) Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 340-693-5579 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K CafeTWind12Ad.pdf 11/10/11 8:44:15 AM St. John American Cancer Society Relay for Life Honored St. John Tradewinds The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. John is giving everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Anyone interested in registering a team should make an appointment to pick up team packets at the Quiet Mon Pub on Friday, December 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the event. The second annual St. John Relay For Life starts on Satur day, February 11, at 4 p.m. and wraps up on Sunday, February 12, at 10 a.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve Schools Winston Wells Last year we won the Rookie of the Year, nationally, said Celia Kalousek, St. John Relay team co-chair. We want to invite all the teams from last year, and encourage new teams to sign up accommodate so many teams and we want you in! Relay For Life events are hosted overnight as individuals and teams camp out at a track, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made lay event chair. Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves. Their involvement helps brings hope that, together, we can eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Anyone unable to make the Quiet Mon Pub Kick Off Registration Party should call Kalousek at the St. John Community Join the group on Facebook St. John Relay for Life and infor mation about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is also available at www.relayforlife.or/stjohnvi. Dec. 2 Registration for Teams for St. John Relay for LifeSt. John Tradewinds The ladies of St. John were out in full force on Friday, November 18, when La Plancha del Mar hosted dinner and a movie featur ing Pretty Woman with food and cocktail pairings. The event was created by Holly Chipman for La Planchas St. John American Cancer Society Relay for Life team. The event raised $3,142 for the Relay for Life team. Ladies Night Nets $3,000+ for Relay for Life


St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 11 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 St. John Tradewinds This year the Coastweeks cleanups ended October 31, leaving the islands coastal shores and trails cleaner, and the participants with a greater respect for St. John. As always, Friends of V.I. National Park was proud to support VI Coastweeks on St. John. But the group is even more proud of everyone who participated in this years cleanup. More than 175 volunteers pitched in and removed well over 2,000 pounds of debris from 10 St. John beaches and some inland areas as well. A highlight of the cleanups this year was the discovery of a HawksSchool students. This discovery is testament to the impact that these yearly cleanups have on local marine inhabitants. Friends would like to thank all who participated in cleaning the coastal shores and trails, especially those who adopted beaches/trails and helped organize the cleanups: Estate Concordia Preserve; Friends of VINP vollius E. Sprauve School; Maho Bay Camps; Miles and Susan Stair; VINP Ranger Laurel Brannick; and St. John Rotary. out how to help contact Audrey Penn at the Friends at 779-4940.2011 Coastweeks Work Saves Turtle Hatchling and Cleans St. John Shores Julius E. Sprauve School students collected more than 1,000 cans for the needy during a food drive hosted at the Cruz Bay public school the week before Thanskgiving. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottJulius Sprauve Students Collect Food for Needy St. John Tradewinds In response to further inquiries regarding the actual amounts repthat revenues are off by $12.5 million dollars for the month of October when compared to one year ago. In October 2010, our revenue collections were at $51.2 million and in the month of October 2011 tax revenue collections were $38.7 mil seen a difference of just under 25 percent, an indication of the continued means the territorial government will have to adjust its operating exWe will have to reduce our expenses to a level that can be supported by the limited tax revenue collections we are experiencing, she said.Government Revenues Take $12.5M Hit in First Month of Fiscal Year


St. John Tradewinds Even as we wrestle with many problems in the Vir gin Islands, we have much to be thankful for. I hope that you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and took time to count your many blessings. UVI Is On St. John One of the wonderful blessings we have on St. John is the presence of the University of the Virgin Islands. When president David Hall came in a couple years ago, I asked him to make it possible for St. John residents to participate more fully in the universitys offerings. He has done so. Now over 100 courses are available right on St. John, using the teleconferencing classrooms located at The Marketplace. There are undergraduate classes, graduate classes, and even adult classes. Please take advantage of this wonderful blessing by visiting the UVI facility today. The manager of the St. John UVI Academic Center is Kenneth Kent Wessinger. His telephone number is 693-1367. Remember how it goes with services on St. John Use it or loose it! Big T urnout for Noise Ordinance T own Meeting Ordinance on all three islands. The most recent was on St. John on November 3. The attendance was over 135 people. It was the best attended of the three meet ings. Passions ran high. In town meetings we start by sharing information, then we open it up for dialog. In St. John, a majority of those who spoke wanted more open-air entertainment. There were indeed some in attendance who supported having more quiet times, however few of them spoke. We continue to receive input by telephone or email to noise@visenate.org. In the St. Thomas and St. Croix meetings, there was a balance between those who want more quiet and those who want more open-air entertainment. Almost everyone on all three islands agreed that noise be curtailed. ernor has been working with the police and the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, and has submitted amended legislation for consideration by the legislature. The submission was a surprise, but branch that must enforce whatever laws that the legislature enacts. The goal of all of these meetings and indeed all Now the committee process begins, where testimony will be taken in the legislature. I plan to amend the governors legislation as necessary to ensure that it If you want to see the current noise ordinance or the governors proposed amendments, go to www. will assist you (Catherine Stephen is away on medical hours per day.) Our phone is 693-8061. W APA Protests Last week saw protests against the WAPA rates in the Virgin Islands. I visited with the protestors on both St. John and St. Thomas. As you may know, I went solar in 1998, and have been free of the frustration WAPA can cause. I am therefore very sympathetic to those who call for using more renewable energy in the VI, and the demands for lower cost and greater reli ability from WAPA. I believe that the democratic right of protest is crucial to getting WAPA to improve. Some things stay the same, even when we all know that they need to change. Even WAPA board members and staff know that things need to improve, but they are having troufect to get things moving. I am posting on my website, visenate.org, the petitioned for the audit in 2009. It is eye-opening. I urge you to read it and discuss it among your friends, family, and neighbors. Some say in the Virgin Islands, We like it so. But I say that Virgin Islanders need not suffer in silence any longer. Make your voice heard on the energy isIn the meantime, you can take matters into your own hands. Step one is to write down your electric meter reading every day on a sheet of lined paper. When your WAPA bill comes, make sure the kilowatthours on the bill match the kilowatt-hours that you recorded. The bill shows the kilowatt-hours and the date that the meter was read. By law, WAPA must read the meter. But this doesnt always happen. Please report a failed meter reading directly to WAPA, with a cc to see us. Step two to survive the electricity crisis is to audit org, and download the Electricity worksheet. Fill it out and you will be able to see whether you are actu ally using the electricity that you are paying for. Like a leaky cistern, it is possible for electricity to leak to ground. You pay for that leaked electricity even if you dont use it. Using my Electricity Worksheet, you can 12 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 Senator-at-Large ReportsBy Senator Craig BarshingerThings to be thankful for Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds Department of Health Acting Commissioner Marc Jerome announced last week that the departments STD/HIV/TB Program will commemorate World Aids Day with a series of activities throughout the month of December. World AIDS Day is observed December 1 each year and is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people, with an estimated 38.6 million people living with HIV globally, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. infections in 2012. Dr. Jerome is urging residents to take advantage of free tests during outreach events which will kick-off on Wednesday, November 30. Studies have shown that with improved treatment and care, people are now living longer with HIV/AIDS, however, in order to receive such life-saving treatment, individuals must be sure to get tested and then take action if infected. against AIDS, and as Acting Health Commissioner, I urge everysaid Jerome. It starts with each individual knowing their status. anyone taking the test can know their status within minutes. as World Aids Day, noting that AIDS is one of the leading causes of death in many parts of the world. World AIDS Day is a day to remember those who have been lost to this deadly disease and to give compassion and hope to those who live courageously with HIV/AIDS every day, deJongh said. It is important that we continue to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in order to help prevent further spread of this disease. The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, it has been taken up by governments, interna tional organizations and charities around the world. DOH recently hired Dr. Tai C. Hunte, an infectious disease specialist, to provide fulltime HIV/AIDS services for its STD/HIV/ TB Program. We are happy to have her on board with this specialty, as this will enable us to continue to be more proactive in HIV/AIDS prevention in the community, Jerome said. On St. John DOH will host an information outreach event at the Westin Resort and Villas on Tuesday, December 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. DOH Commemorates W orld AIDS Day with Activities The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet at 9:45 a.m. each The guest speaker for December 4 is John Saxon, who will For transportation from Cruz Bay call 776-6332. Childcare is available upon prior request. For more information, visit www. uufstjohn.org.John Saxon Will Be Guest Speaker at December 4 UU Meeting


St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Bill Stelzer From R&I Patton, above, to Nest, above right, to Bajo el Sol, at right, St. John residents enjoyed Black Friday in high style at Mongoose Junction's Evening in the Courtyard on November 25. Evening in the Courtyard Kicks Off High Season ISSUE NO. 6 ON NEWSSTANDS THIS WEEK HURRY, GO GET IT! St. John Magazine Issue No. 6 will be on island newsstands on Wednesday, November 30. For more information or to purchase a copy, email mnelson@malindamediallc.comThe perfect holiday gift for friends and family


14 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY DECEBER 1ST Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 2 2nd Degree Burglaries: 8 Grand Larcenies: 53 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsWe should not make drinking water from the sea water. There are environmental protests against building of reverse-osmosis plant to supply drinking water to Calabash Boom community. I have other, principal objections against this project. surplus water is lost. It does not make sense to have so much of free, clean water and make drinking water from the sea. Reverse osmosis is very expensive because it costs lots of precious oil we have to import. water this way, but they have oil which costs them usually about 5-cents a gallon while we pay $4.40 a gallon. For us, the oil is extremely expensive and we have to import it, worsening our balance of payment. Water means energy. Some of our enlightened politicians in the past respected that and tried to enhance saving and collection of free water. They instituted credits for water-saving toilets. Newly constructed houses had to have cisterns with a capacity which would allow the occupants to be independent water users and will not need to buy water from public sources. I doubt that this principle was used in all recent new buildings. For instance, the Calabash Boom development is in such need of water that there are plans to build a reverse-osmosis water plant just to supply them with water. This is obviously a white elephant project. They should have built more water cistern capacity and water collection capacity and should not burden the public with their inadequate water planning. When the project was discussed, the public complained that there would be not enough water, but these objections were not considered at all. The number of apartments should be proportional to the water collection and water storage capacity. Water equals energy (in our case imported oil) and money. We are lucky that we get plenty of free water ly. Many people have surplus water. Plenty of the colSome people do not live here the whole year long and therefore do not use most of their water. These people should be persuaded to sell some of this over supply. The government should give more credit to people who have houses with higher water collection and storage capacity than what they can use. Some people might get additional credit for building sur plus cisterns and sell that water. I also saw that many government buildings do not have proper water collection and probably lack proper water storage capacity. The government should concentrate their attention to encourage water collection, water storage and water savings. Then, projects like the reverse osmosis water manufacturing would be unnecessary. Before the maximum effort is devoted to the water collection and perhaps surplus water clean ing the energy-wasting water fabrication should government, with trillions of dollars of red ink, grants like the reverse osmosis should not be granted. and obligations of our children and grandchildren to repay that debt. The US government does not have the money to pay these grants, it has to borrow the money for the grant. Both the applicants and grantor are wrong and the project should be stopped. It is wrong to waste energy and borrow money for this project if there are other ways how to get an adequate water supply. There should be an increase of the water collec tion and water storage capacity where water can be stored in time of surplus when surplus water can be purchased from people with full cisterns. Even clean ing the used water costs less energy than the reverse osmosis of the sea water. Z. Hruza St. JohnReverse Osmosis Plant in Coral Bay Is Bad IdeaThankspigging lives. We fed approximately 200 people with a lot of great food, as usual. English Marks persistence and sponsorship made this year happen. Special thanks to Moe for letting us use Skinnys. Thanks to David for the last minute art work, Rooney for the pig, Mark for the smoked turkeys and hams, Jeff for the deep-fried turkeys and Ann for bring us breakfast. Thanks also to Barbara and Lee who helped all day long. And Pat and Bill who worked the pit behind the Rock Steve, Leaf and Patty, Park Keith and Breath. sicians. And lastly thanks to Shipwreck, Aqua Bistro, Cases By The Sea and Skinnys for all the beer and water. See ya next year. W ith Positive Thoughts, Ken Y olmanThankspigging Lives!


The word culture according to the World Engtivities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and reinforced by members of the group. Well Mr. Marq James, its obvious to me you are uninformed as to what culture really is! So you are the ignorant one here. Do your research! In response to my comment at the Noise Ordinance meeting held on St. John a few weeks ago, I see you took issue with the fact that I say Caribbean people can sleep with noise. Correction please.... I said loud music! That does not mean there should not be an ordinance in place to keep things in balance. I wish you were at the meeting to voice your opinion instead of sending us rubbish about the Ordinance in Atlanta. First off, the Atlanta culture is not the VIs culture. Being from the VI, I would think you would be able to recognize the difference. Throughout the Caribbean there are open performances. Some are regulated and some arent but it still it exists! It is our culture and it has always been this way. Health reasons or not! Maybe that is why you left for Atvolume or maybe its the musical vibes that did or did not move you. While I do believe something should be done about the volume at any hour by lots of things in our small community, I think asking certain bars to go ahead and enclose at this point is not prudent. The visitors come here for fun! They enjoy a bit of freedom from the hot sweaty bars stateside when they come to a place where they can feel unrestricted. Many have been in vacation villas, heard live music and got dressed to experi ence a taste of our Caribbean Culture. I even recall when some were sailing by, heard the music and came ashore. These people spend that tourist dollar there, it stays here unlike lots of the money made by many villas on island. Most owners have their money saved and or spent elsewhere. So we actually help to stimulate our own economy this way too. You say there are laws already on the books! That is a laugh. Again... do your research! The 75 decibels is not a common sense monitoring level. A common phone conversation (as the good Senator even said) is only about 80 decibels! So would you want to be Those on both sides of this dispute dislike the police when they are called. Folks who dont want the music will say the police will do nothing. Others will complain when the police stop a Jam prema turely or even just show up with lights blinking and ask the bands to turn it down. Either way, lets give them the tools to do the job. I take my hat off to the police who try to enforce a law that is just plain stupid. Its obvious the law makers did no study on this either or we would not be back at the drawing board. Senator Barshinger is right, election pandering or not, this law wont make everyone happy but we all will have to give and take here. We are in this together so lets be practical. This is not a funeral parlor or some retirement village that 75 decibels should be law. This is our home! Tour ists come here for fun, but that is not what we would be providing if we give them what you get stateside. People deserve a good nights rest, especially after a hard days work and native people here feel the need to let off stress on weekends after working all week too! Hasnt this been a part of your culture as you once knew it Bro? Just ask your father if you dont remember cause it seems to me youve forgotten. Speaking of complaining, wasnt your father the one who built that guest house in Cruz Bay right next to Freds bar? Tell me, what was he thinking? He knew the cultural environment at Freds. Why would he do that and not soundproof his building? Same foolishness with the new guy. I cant believe our people stood by when you folk now it is clear to me why you call this movement to By the way, I have traveled all over America. Yes, there are noise ordinances everywhere but, there are some places where the music is in the open just like here and Im sure they have an ordinances there too. Ive performed in a little country town in Mississippi out in the open, seen street jams in New Or leans, went to Chicago and been impressed with the screaming sounds of the fans at a baseball game, played a wedding in New Hampshire until the wee hours, and been places where the train blew its horn at 2 a.m. in the morning too. So dont tell me about noise ordinances elsewhere! Stop trying to brainwash St. Johnians into believing what you have in Atlanta is the same everywhere across the nation. Ordinances vary depending on the lifestyle and needs of the people there. Our Ordinance has to make sense for everyone here. This is not Atlanta. Since you were absent from the meeting however, I did say if you come here, and cant deal with the culture here, you are free to leave! That is not a negative statement or black or white, rich or poor issue either! Its a fact of life! My Brother rented a house in Tampa and a few days later realized a train would pass in the brush behind him at weird hours. Well, he moved! I know many transplanted folks may love St. John just like I do and would like change but it is what it is! Most of the complaining today comes from the same folk I once saw dancing up front at our shows 10, 15 or 20 years ago and more, but now they are singing a different song because they are on the receiving end. I take my hat off to Mr. Elroy Sprauve, Mrs. Lil St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 15 Continued on Page 16 Ms. Mahoney needs some cake. There is no bread. The ACC is doing the best they can for these wild animals, and you are trying to take away any help they can get. I would hate to be one of your pets. Maybe you raise snakes? Patty, if you need something to do, head on out to the school yard in town, grab a rake and start gathering the nails and screws and bits that are harmful to our kids playing there. They are hidden in the dirt. Like your attitude! rewards hidden there. Tilling and toiling in that dirt is what you need in order to clear your mind a bit. Focus on the good. lution-oriented people, and for you to toss dirt in the faces of the likes of Oriel Smith, his team and all of their efforts, seems just plain grumpy to me. Find something better to do with your time. Which animal will be waiting for you at the pearly gates? Marc Campion, Rocky MountainsFocus on the Good I am writing with regard to the apparent, ongoing written crusade against the Animal Care Center of St. John. These very confusing, inconmation, as follows; Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a persons reputation; decreases the respect, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person. Ms. Mahoneys most recent, published letter, which appeared in the Nov. 14-20, 2011 edition of this newspaper, also included negative shoutouts to both the St. John Tradewinds and Canines, Cats and Critters Veterinary Practice. She apparently felt this publication was wrong to report a crime of vandalism relating to a matter currently in the press, the cat cafes. Mahoney also stated that she was told by the veterinary practice that, they were euthanizing all ferals. In fact, the policy is that only those feral cats that test positive for certain, deadly communicable diseases are put down. Animal advocates and other readers are certainly free to personally telephone or drop by Canines, Cats and Critters to It is unfair to compare the services available to homeless animals on St. Thomas and St. Croix to the services available to homeless animals on St. John. Information concerning the amount of government funding received by the ACC is readily available to the general public. Again, make your own inquiry. John has been made available by our government for their care and treat ment. It is also hard to understand how the ACC can be blamed when private, well meaning citizens, who are not ACC volunteers, chose to feed any and all cats in the area of a feral cat feeding station. Ms. Mahoneys letters contain numerous, sweeping accusations against the Animal Care Center. Many of her comments are so subjecing. Some comments just come across as plain angry. A written, public invitation has been extended to Ms. Mahoney to address her concerns in a meeting in ACC Board members. I think the readers of this publication would agree that it is time she took them up on their reasonable offer. Sincerely, Susan Mann, Cruz BayBe Fair To Animal Care Center Noise Ordinance Must Make Sense Here, Not in Atlanta Letters To St. John Tradewinds


Step Three is to get a solar water heater at no up-front cost. Call online at vienergy.org. A solar water heater will save you between $25 and $50 per month. And you can even go a step further and get photovoltaic solar panels that can cut your electricity consumption to zero if you buy enough of them. These panels produce electricity and pump it back into WAPAs system, in what is know as net meter ing. You use WAPA like a battery, and only pay for your net usage. Resolution to Establish an Energy Committee I have the know-how and the will to improve the delivery and cost of electricity in the Virgin Islands. I offered a resolution to create a separate Energy Commit tee in the Legislature during the last Session, splitting it off from ment Operations, Energy, and Veterans Affairs. My resolution was rejected by the Majority. Unfortunately, politics is getting in the way of the good that we can do together. I will introduce it again on December 15. If you believe that a separate energy committee, headed by me, would further the goal of improving the electricity and lowering the costs in your Virgin Islands, let your senators know. It only takes eight to create the new committee. My staff and I wish you a joyous holiday season! 16 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 With Grants Winding Down, CBCC Fixes Gaze on the Future St. John Tradewinds Department of Licensing and Consumer Afpublic that effective immediately the Licensing Division will close at 3 p.m. Hours of operation for the Licensing Division will now be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. All other divisions will continue to oper ate at the usual hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for the cashier, whose usual operating hours are from 8 am to 3 p.m. Implementation of new operating hours for the Licensing Division became necessary to allow staff time to complete required administra tive functions in the overall licensing process. Addressing the large volume of online applica tions has also become a challenge for staff while ers. All new and renewal license applications are now processed electronically via the DLCAs website, www.dlca.vi,gov. Dedicating two hours to administrative functions daily will serve to expedite the processing of licensing transactions thus ensuring DLCAs commitment to timely service to customers. DLCA Announces New Operation Hours for Licensing Division people who have been in the middle of this storm all these years when these same folk were the ones having fun. within earshot of some venues that play music three, maybe four, times a week late into the night. Those venues need to be addressed if they are still intending to have music this many times a week. So please understand! This Noise Ordinance thing is not about you and your living conditions in Atlanta. Our original local bars usually only have live music once or maybe twice a week. So while the volume thing may be a problem for some, that can easily be regulated with sound measuring devices and monitored from a predesignated Each bar owner could be required to own one, but truthfully speaking, having one or two restless nights during the weekend should Atlanta! Usually these venues only go until roughly 2 a.m. once a week. When we played Freds, by 11:30 p.m. or 12 a.m., our group the police were never called! We had to think within reason too! We respected our neighborhood. You say you now call Atlanta your home and its nice and quiet where you live. Well, good for you Bro. I hope life treats you well there and I mean that sincerely, but if thats gonna be your choice for a place to live, Id say your comments have no more merit here. This is the place I choose to live and whose musical culture I intend to protect for future generations to enjoy. I will never try to tell you or anyone in Atlanta how they should or should not live. I am a proud St. Johnian and the folks who have replaced you in your ex-home do have the right to peace and harmony, but I should have the right to be who Ive been long before they came too. That does not mean their Phillip Pickering With the grants ending, the CBCC Board began to assess how future CBCC work should be conducted, she said. It was decided to hire an Environmental Projects Manager, with expert skills to write and manage grants and also perform and manage environmental research and analyses. This new position will allow us to continue and expand our environmental protection activities and grants on a professional basis; while freeing up volunteer resources to address more of the broad range of community needs. CBCC was able to hire Reed thanks to saving operations costs over the past three years, Coldren explained. The fact that we had so much volunteer work for those two or three years, we were able to save some money because the grant paid for so much of our overhead, she said. Right now we have some funds that we are investing in Tricias initial hiring. So were ready to take that next growth step in terms of having a professional environmental projects manager. CBCC saw almost 100 new members 100 over the next 12 months, Coldren added We went from about 220 members last year to about 320 this year, so were aim ing for 400 members now, she said. We really want everyone in the community to step up and become a member, which gets people on our email list and helps support all of our programs. Anyone who cant handle paying the $30 dues, we would be happy to waive the fee to get them involved. With its grants just about in the past, group will kick off a new round of visioning meetings in the new year, explained Coldren. that work over the past three years and now were getting ready for the next phase which is to look at our mission statement and overall programs and see what kinds of changes we need, said the CBCC president. In January well be going out to the community to ask for participation in updating our vision and mission and activities. Were eight years old and its time to look and see how to expand for the future. CBCC will be soliciting comments and itself next year, Coldren added. The community is invited to the groups annual meeting and community potluck on Monday, November 28, at Miss Lucys Restaurant from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Residents can renew their membership or become new CBCC members at the meeting. CBCC relies on each $30 dues and each donation for all of its programs, Coldren explained. We have one employee and we will occasionally have part time employees as needed and funded with the various grant programs, she said. In order for any nonbase funding. Our 300-plus members are the ones who provide that base funding and we are really grateful for each $100 donation or more from those who can afford it. For more information about CBCC, and how to become a member or board mem check out www.coralbaycommmunity council.org.Noise Ordinance Must Make Sense Here, Not in AtlantaContinued from Page 15 In January well be going out to the community to ask for participation in updating our vision and mission and activities. Were eight years old and its time to look and see how to expand for the future. Sharon Coldren, CBCC president Senator-at-Large ReportsContinued from Page 12 Continued from Page 3


St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 17 Friday, November 18 9:47 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance of the peace. Saturday, November 19 9:12 a.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident c/r he was involved in an auto accident. Auto collision. 2:03 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ individuals on her land. Trespassing. 4:35 p.m. A Cruz Bay Apartments resident r/ an assault. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. 7:59 p.m. Badge #1003 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Kim Murphy under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and battery and interfering with Bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court. She was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 7:59 p.m. Badge #1003 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Hensely Sonson of Cruz Bay Apartments under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and battery, D.V. No was bail was set by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 11:43 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r loud music. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, November 20 9:36 a.m. A visitor from California c/r a D.O.A. in the area of Francis Bay. DOA. 9:53 p.m. A citizen r/ loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 10:15 p.m. An employee of Quiet Mon Pub r/ a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 1:40 p.m. An Estate Hard Labor resident c/r that someone removed an instrument from his vehicle. Vehicle tampering. T uesday, November 22 7:15 a.m. An Estate Saunblocked. Police assistance. 4:55 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident r/ her residence was broken into. Burglary in the third. W ednesday, November 23 9:09 a.m. An Estate Catherineberg resident c/r a burglary at her residence. Burglary in the second. 11:11 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r loud music. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, November 24 2:42 p.m. A citizen c/r shots vaal resident c/r a D.O.A. at her residence. DOA. Friday, November 25 12:47 a.m. An Estate Johns Folly resident c/r someone on her property. Police assistance. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers reminds everyone that this is the time of year when burglars take advantage of residents as they enjoy the festive season. Recent examples include an early morning burglary in La November 14 burglary of a store in Mongoose Junction, St. John, and a series of burglaries on St. Thomas in the areas of Est. For tuna, Santa Maria, Bonne Esperance, Est. Hope, Est. Pearl, Bay, Contant, Smith Bay, Nadir, Annas Retreat, Rosendahl and Wintberg. Each year, as Christmas draws near, the number of bur glaries increases. However, history shows that most burglaries are a crime of opportunity and are preventable. Make sure all doors and windows are locked and secure in the home and automobile. Dont leave items worth stealing in plain view. Leave a light on in areas where your neighbors cant easily see what is happening. Jot down the license plate numbers of strange cars in the neighborhood. Take a good second look at that person lurking suspiciously around a neighbors home or car and then call 911 with a description. The V.I. Police Department is advising all business owners to activate their alarm and surveillance systems as an additional means of preventing their business from being targeted. Law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of citizens. Residents can reduce the chance of becoming a bur glary victim. Be vigilant. Implement the preventative tips just mentioned. Individuals, business owners and villa companies, working together with the aggressive police initiatives that are being implemented throughout the ter ritory this holiday season can make a difference. If anyone sees something, they should say something. If anyone knows something about any of the prior burglaries throughout the territory, please say something. Lets continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. The minimum reward for the ar rest of a burglar is $714 plus 10 percent of the retail value of any goods recovered.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on CrimesSt. John Tradewinds bullying. In a letter sent last week to their colleagues in state government, Marythe de Jonghs to join them in committing to the Stop Bullying, Speak Up pledge. The pledge is a promise to keep alive the message that bullying is wrong, and adults need to speak up to prevent such behavior. The OMalleys initiative seeks to make one major point: bullying is not inevitable. Almost 100,000 Americans have already taken the pledge, as part of the national effort to stop abuse in schools. As governor of the Virgin Islands, I am deeply concerned about this issue confronting far too many of our students, said deJongh. Like stop bullying and other abuse. The cause is one close to the heart of First Lady deJongh, who has been a steadfast champion of anti-bullying measures in the territorys schools. Through her work as chairperson of the governors Children and Families Council, and in cooperation with the Department of Educa tion, Clemson University and other public and private sector partners, ated with peer-to-peer bullying, as well as the antisocial climate it can foster in institutions of learning, and some of the steps needed to combat the problem. The groundbreaking Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which has proved successful in other parts of the country, is being piloted in sevElementary and Claude O. Markoe Elementary on St. Croix; Lockhart ementary on St. Thomas. The principals of these schools have designated anti-bullying coor dinators, who were specially trained according to the Olweus model. Their sub-committees are charged with analyzing their schools social environment, determining whether bullying is a problem and making recommendations to the principal about potential solutions. We are taking steps to counter bullying on the playgrounds, in classrooms, and online, First Lady deJongh said. The territorys anti-bullying initiative is part of a greater effort to reduce the drop-out rate in the Virgin Islands by improving the social atmosphere in public schools via school-based interventions and by providing platforms for greater communication, mentorship and other guidwith these unique challenges. Studies show that when an adult appropriately intervenes, more than half the time it puts an end to bullying in a matter of seconds. Children should never fear going to school, or have to study under a climate of intimidation. We know that good nutrition is necessary for good learning, so is being in a safe environment, First Lady deJongh said. ing to the Olweus model. The OMalley letter points out that every day in the United States, some 160,000 students miss school because they are afraid they will be bullied if they go to class. Most of the time when kids are bullied, no one steps in to help them. This is a serious, wide-spread issue that has already resulted in the tragic suicides of too many children throughout the country, the letter reads. White House Conference on Bullying Prevention, raising awareness on the local and national preventative efforts needed at the school and community-based levels to combat bullying throughout the Nation.Governor and First Lady Join Nation-wide Anti-Bullying Pledge


VIPD Launches Over the Limit, Under Arrest DUI Crackdown 18 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetaway sinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.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 info@americanparadise.com Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 info@cruzbayrealty.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com 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 info@islandiarealestate.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 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 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 Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 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. Church DirectorySt. John Tradewinds As residents the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that the Virgin Islands Police Department will be out in force this holiday season from December 16, to January 2, 2012, to arrest anyone caught driving drunk behind the wheel. The message is simple, Drive Sober tant Commissioner Raymond Hyndman. Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle or ride a motor cycle. Unfortunately millions of drivers on Americas highways still think they are invincible, and they choose to jeopardize their safety and the safety of others on our roads, he said. There will be no spreading holiday cheer behind the bars of a jail cell, Hyndman said. Dont let your 2011 holiday season end in an arrest or worse, death. Remember, whether youve had way too many or just one too many, its not worth the risk. In December 2009, there were 753 people killed in crashes that involved drivers or motorcycle riders with blood alcohol concentrations of .08 grams per deciliter or higher. The Assistant Police Commissioner recommended these simple tips for a safe holiday season: plan a safe way home before the festivities begin; before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave car keys at home; if impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation; and remember, If anyone knows someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take that persons keys and help him or her make other arrangements to get home safely. For more information visit www.Traf


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20 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.SECRET SWIMMERSACROSS 1 right with the world 5 One doing a banishing act 13 Port in Argentina 20 Drop heavily 21 Ramp up 23 Many white-coated help ers 25 Dhaka natives language 26 Article in Amiens 27 LAX abbr. 28 Military units 30 Quit allowing 31 Fly a plane alone, say 33 Instruction at the location itself 36 Actress Piper 38 Actors Romero and Beatty 40 Beeline 44 Minnesota ex-governor Carlson 46 In plain sight 47 Suvari of the screen 48 Ouch! 51 Outrage 54 Spicy sauce 56 Sums of money paid before being earned 60 USCG rank 61 School dance 64 Precious 65 Hesitate 66 It became a state in 71 1/4 gallon 75 Part of PTA: Abbr. 76 Lacto- -vegetarian 83 Supported on a stand, as a painting 86 Hooded snake 87 Obsolete 88 In (routine-bound) cano) 101 Irritates 102 Taken by surprise 106 Because 110 Port in Scotland 111 Swimming pool additive 112 Wisconsins Fond du 113 Jai-alai cry 114 Pooch-pulled vehicle 116 Canadiana Suite jazz pianist 120 One slowly collecting 121 Cut to (stop hedg ing) 122 Work without (risk injury) 123 Waters between Korea and Japan 124 Components of blood pressure readings 125 Theyre hidden in this puzzles nine longest answers DOWN 1 Put in for (endorse) 2 Texas plain 3 Earring sites 4 R&R site 5 Skew 6 Camelot lady 7 Lenovo or Dell products 8 Plate scrap 10 Sunbathing evidence 11 Manor 12 Relaxed 13 Tiring work 14 Bullring, e.g. 15 Retirees payment 16 Not keep up 17 Language of Qatar 18 University in New Orleans 24 Decides on 32 Verdis forte 33 Certain reed instrument 34 Proper 35 Lisbon-to-London dir. 37 Knight suits 40 Fawn over, with on 41 Poet Bunin 42 One side in the Civil War 43 Tic- -toe board 44 Give help to 45 Ramp (up) 48 Flemish river 50 hell: General Sherman 51 Post-ER site 52 Scale notes 55 Tax doc. pro 57 Rolling in the Deep singer 58 30-day spring mo. 62 Gumbo pods 63 Partners of sirs 66 Odds ... 67 P.O. arrival 68 Conduit 70 tear 71 In the role of 72 FedEx alternative 73 iPad buy 76 Roll topper 77 diagram (logic image) 78 Took too many meds 80 ER technique 81 Includes 82 Unpolished 84 Total quiet 100 Having a rustling sound 102 Bum 103 Two and one 104 Part of UHF 105 Wince, say 107 Egypts Mubarak 108 Therapeutic plants 112 majesty (high treason) 115 Feline pet 117 Its between pi and sigma 118 Buddy 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 Monday, November 28 The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting its Annual Meeting and Potluck on Monday, November 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Miss Lucys Restaurant. T uesday, November 29 Seniors on the island of St. John are invited to help shape the future of health care in the Virgin Islands at a Tuesday, November 29, meeting at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center.Seniors on St. John are invited to take part in a special meeting on Tuesday, November 29, at 10 a.m. sponsored by Friday, December 2 The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. John is giving everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Anyone interested in registering a team should make an appointment to pick up team packets at the Quiet Mon Pub on Friday, December 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. T uesday, December 6 The St. John Film Society will screen Whats Organic About Organic on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. Saturday, December 10 St. John Montessori School is hosting its third annual Holly Bake Sale on Satur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 11 The musical group Sax and Strings will be hosting a Christmas concert in downtown Cruz Bay on Sunday, December 11, at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in the celebration of the season. Saturday, December 17 The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count date has been set for Saturday, Decem ber 17, with a rain date set for Sunday, December 18. Saturday, January 21 The St. John Animal Care Centers Annual Christmas for the Animals fundraiser gala will be Saturday, January 21. at A La Mer villa overlookBall will be island fancy and will feature a live band. All proceeds will go to fund the ACC important work for the neglected and abandoned animals of St. John.


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24 St. John Tradewinds, November 28-December 5, 2011 DOT in Boston as JetBlue Kicks Off Service to St. Thomas Dec. 15 St. John Tradewinds Just in time for the highly-anticipated winter travel season and strategically planned to coincide with the launch of the new JetBlue Airways service from Boston to St. Thomas, the Department of Tourism is coordinating a series of events in Boston, December 13-16, targeting area consumers, travel agents, meeting planners and Boston-based media. The weeks events will kick off with a travel agent reception and presentation on Tuesday, December 13. Top-tier travel agents based in and around Bostons metropolitan area will attend the reception, where they will learn about the territorys latest developments and promotional offers. On Wednesday, December 14, DOT will host a media reception in the heart of Bostons Kenmore Square with the citys top editors, bloggers and freelance writers. The media will have the chance to experience Virgin Islands food cooking demos and rum tastings taking place. DOT representatives will interact with the media and educate them about U.S. Virgin Islands culture and upcoming local events. The centerpiece of the weeks activity will commence on Thursday, December 15, when JetBlue Airways launches service from Bostons Logan International Air port to St. Thomas. The territory will target travelers by bringing an authentic USVI experience to Boston with a variety of interactive consumer events throughout the airport. The celebration will showcase a colorful Danish Architectureinspired booth, rum tastings, trip giveaways, Carnival dancers, mocko jumbies and steel pan players echoing the sounds of the Virgin Islands throughout the ter minal. To help build the excitement and spread the news about the new service, DOT will host its This trip will encourage bloggers to blog live about their experience leading up to departure and once again while on-island, giving their readers an up-to-the minute update on the territory. To make the cial and commemorative experience, the DOT Commissioner will accompany JetBlue executives on the inaugural Boston-St. Thomas In addition, DOT will partner with JetBlue Airways and Massport (Massachusetts Port Author ity) to execute a social media contest, St. Nick get me to St. Thomas. The contest will encour age consumers to submit a letter to St. Nick explaining (in 125 words or less) why they would like to go to St. Thomas. Participants will visit bostonloganconnect.com to register for the promotion and submit their highest likes will be selected as ing panel to win the grand prize. The grand prize winner will be announced on December 23 and receive round-trip airfare for two from Boston to St. Thomas courtesy of JetBlue Airways and Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. To augment the launch of the new airlift, an advertising campaign will also celebrate the start of the service. The USVI has a two month presence from November 1 to December 31 in the airport with indoor advertising in The ads will feature a QR code that consumers can easily scan and be directed to the JetBlue mobile site for booking. Also through a cooperative effort with JetBlue, DOT will have print, radio and digital advertising in Boston, Or lando and San Juan to generate awareness for the new service from all three markets. In addition to the JetBlue advertising presence, DOT will also have advertising in the Boston Logan International Airport to support the American Airlines from Boston to St. Thomas. Beginning December 15, JetBoston Logan International at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in St. Thomas depart St. Thomas at 3:20 p.m. and arrive in Boston at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday. JetBlue will also offer two daily Thomas. Flight 1030 will depart San Juan at 8:25 a.m. and arrive in 1032 will depart San Juan at 3:15 p.m. and arrive in St. Thomas at 3:43 p.m. For returns to San Juan, at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in San Juan depart St Thomas at 5:30 p.m. and arrive in San Juan at 5:59 p.m.