St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: 02-27-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States Virgin Islands -- Saint John
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The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.com The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.comBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds More than 1,000 runners lined up next to the V.I. National Park Visitors Center under sunny skies on Saturday morning, February 25, for the 16th Annual 8 Tuff Miles road race. this year. Derrick Butler, 31, of Cincinnati, Ohio, ran across St. John ahead of the rest of 1,100 runners expected to take part in the seconds, only 27 seconds ahead of last years 8 Tuff Miles winner Christopher Reis, 30, of Covington, Kentucky, who came in second this year. On the womens side, Ruth Ann David, 38, of St. Thomas, took the top honors for the a time of one hour and 10 seconds. See next weeks St. John Tradewinds for additional photos and times.Hermon Smith Shares Memories of His Life and Work on St. JohnPage 5 Crowds Pack Annaberg for 21st Annual STJ Folklife FestivalPage 3February 27-March 4, 2012 Copyright 2012Burks Named Director of Operations at Angel ElectricPage 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers 8 Tuff Miles Race Celebrates Sweet 16 12th Annual St. John Arts Festival Short, But Very SweetPage 4 More Than 1,000 Runners Brave Centerline Road for Annual Road Race


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, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Maggie Wessinger, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown 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 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2012All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photo graphs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, walk at Francis Bay will begin on Monday, February 27. Friends of VI National Park is looking for volunteers to help them build the last 650 feet of handicap accessible boardwalk down to the beach at Francis Bay. Skilled wood workers and folks this community project. Tools, drinks and lunch will be provided. Volunteers are asked to please wear closed toe shoes such as boots or sneakers. Work starts at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 27, at the Francis Bay Trail for more information about the work, days available to help and carpooling. The Island Green Building Association will host a free, public seminar and on Thursday, March 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Doug White will demonstrate that home composting is easy, re warding, and ideal for the island environment. Composting equip ment and samples will be on hand, and various techniques will be discussed. Studies indicate 60 percent of household waste can be mentally responsible living. rich soil from kitchen and yard scraps. Those who already compost successfully are encouraged to share their knowledge and pick up new tips in the discussion following the presentation. more information.Volunteers Sought for Second Phase of Francis Bay Accessible Trail Work SJSA Annual Meeting Set for March 1 ing and Board Meeting on Thursday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the schools Lumberyard location. The public is welcome to attend. St. John Tradewinds The VI Waste Management Authority is currently installing six solar recycling and compaction units, known as the BigBelly throughout the Territory. The BigBelly Solar is an intelligent waste and re cycling collection system that compacts trash on one side and accepts aluminium cans for recycling on the other side. Use of these units will reduce the frequen cy of collection while increasing recycling opportuni ties and reducing littering. The units are operated by solar power and can be monitored remotely, advising when the unit is ready to be emptied. This pilot project is being launched with six of these units placed throughout the Territory. On St. Croix, one unit will be placed on the Christiansted Boardwalk and another at the Verne Richards Memo rial Park adjacent to the Ann Abramson Pier. On St. Thomas, three units will be placed in the downtown Charlotte Amalie area: one will be placed eastern side facing the Emancipation Garden; the sec ond will be placed further down to the south on that sidewalk on the corner adjacent to the Arts and Crafts Coop west of the Vendors Plaza on Veterans Drive; and the third will be placed in the vicinity of Palm Passage on the Veterans Drive side. The St. John unit will be placed on the Cruz Bay Dock. These units were put in place during the week of February 21 for public use and have met with the approval of the Historic Preservation Commissions in both districts. WMA welcomes any civic or community organiza tions that would like to partner on the sponsorship and placement of additional units. For more information The annual meeting of the Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Li brary will be Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the library. Caroline Rogers will speak about her photographs and new book immedi ately following the business meeting. The public is welcome. the Arts of Music program at St. John School of the Arts will be bers of the 21st Century Band starting March 18. There will also be a student performance at the weeks end.WMA Introduces Solar Waste ReceptaclesSt. John Tradewinds Six persons were arrested on St. John last week on a variety of charges. Three persons were arrested after V.I. Police De according to the VIPD. A female was arrested follow ing an assault at a residence. A male was arrested for drug possession and another female was arrested for driving while intoxicated. mine Hyche, 30, both of California and Audrey Penn, 27, of St. John, charging them with Aggravated As sault and Battery and Third Degree Assault after they turbance at the Castaways Bar in Cruz Bay. The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 22, at about 1:15 a.m. Hickak and Penn were each held on $26,500 bail and Hyche was held on $1,000 bail. Paula McDonagh Myles, 70, was arrested at about 2 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, and charged with cers said Myles was driving on Centerline Road when she was involved in an auto accident. She was given a Field Sobriety Test and failed, police said. Myles was released on a $500 bail pending further court action. VIPD arrested Akil Felix Gumbs, 31, and charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Gumbs was scheduled to appear in court on a previous charge, but he did not appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest. 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, police found 13 dime bags of crack cocaine in his possession. February 21, just before 8 a.m. and charged with Third was being treated at the Myrah Keating Smith Com munity Health Center said Andrews hit her in the head with a rum bottle and choked her and punched her all over her body. Andrews bail was set at $25,000 and she was re manded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.Mentoring Through the Arts of Music Workshop Kicks Off March 18 Annual Friends of Library Meeting SetPolice Arrest Six People on St. JohnMyrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is offering free The vaccines are available to all males and females between the ages of 11 and 26 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a parent and all attendees should bring their immunization cards. Learn About Composting on March 8


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With the faint smell of char coal wafting on the breeze and the sounds of Smalls and the Merry students, visitors and residents second day of the 21st Annual St. John Folklife Festival. The festival kicked off on Thursday, February 23, with arts, crafts, music and games. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade from several St. Thomas naberg Ruins in V.I. National Park more than 100 students were able to learn about the history of the plantation while also enjoying live music and fresh made treats. More than 120 older students on Friday to hear from local plant experts, librarians and listen to St. John scratch band Smalls and the Merry Makers. The theme of this years festival was Wake Up and Plant a Seed and there was bounty all around. Elmo Rabsatt was on hand with plants ranging from sleeping hi Rabsatt also had several jars of St. John honey and mead made on St. Croix for sale. I come here each year because I like to share my learning and engage the youth to get involved with agriculture and learn these customs, said Rabsatt. Nearby Yolanda Morton dis played her beautiful local crafts and jewelry. From beautiful ear rings and keychains fashioned from sand box, a seed pod of the Monkey No Climb Tree, to elegant shell jewelry and handbags made from woven sea grass, Morton had an impressive display of wares, mostly crafted from organic ma terials. Sonia Sprauve was serving up her popular tarts and sweet breads along with pepper sauces both mild and scorching. Jane Johannes booth was also packed with hun gry students hoping for a plate of chicken and johnny cake or fresh lobster salad. Mario Benjamin demonstrated to eager students how to sew a Benjamin learned the craft from years old, he explained. I just made 76 years old a few months ago, so I guess Ive been doing this a long time, said Ben jamin. Annaberg resident gardener tended garden at the site, which and sugarcane. The big traditional were baking batches of dumb bread, which students were gob bling up as fast as the ladies could make them. was bubbling away, promising an Scanning the scene, St. John Folklife Festival founder and V.I. National Park Ranger Denise Georges declared the 21st install ment of her event yet another suc cess. Things are going very well, said Georges. Weve had great weather and the young kids really older kids are learning a bit more and really having a good time with the music and the food. Fay Fredericks was scheduled to take over the microphone to share local stories with the stu St. John Tradewinds, Crowds Pack Annaberg for 21st Annual St. John Folklife FestivalThursday, March 1stINDEXBusiness Directory .............14 Community Calendar ...........16 Crime Stoppers ...................15 Crossword Puzzle ...............16 Letters ...........................12-13 On the Market .....................10 Police Log ...........................15 Real Estate ....................18-19dents when the scratch band end ed. Department of Agricultures Raymond Thomas from the Coral Bay Ag Station was on hand dis cussing local crops with interested students and tourists. VINP vol unteer and Annaberg docent Ann Frick was armed with educational information about the ruins. From actual plants and crafts made from local plants to tradi tional music and engaging stories, the 21st Annual St. John Folklife Festival planted many seeds last week. This is about actually going out there and planting a seed and having it grow and nourish you, said Georges. But this is also about planting a seed in your mind and keeping these customs and tra ditions alive. That is an important seed too. The festival wrapped up under the stars on Saturday evening, Feb performance by the St. Thomas Tropical Masqueraders and Tra ditional Indians among the pictur esque ruins. Anyone who missed the living history that is the annual St. John Folklife Festival, mark those cal endars for next February when Georges will be at it again, making sure the smell of charcoal and the sounds of a scratch band playing are familiar experiences for the next generation of Virgin Isand ers. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottThe St. John Folklife Festival was full of music from Smalls and the Merry Makers, top right, crafts by Yolanda craftsman Mario Benjamin, above, and BCB students, left.


St. John Tradewinds This years St. John Arts Festival, which ran from Saturday, February 18, through Wednesday, 22, days due to funding restrictions. Saturday and Sunday had both day and evening events, all of which were highly successful and Mon day literally blew the top off the popularity poll with an extravaganza performance by the Caribbean Ritu renovated Franklin Powell Park to a big, enthusiastic crowd of visitors and locals alike, several of whom commented on what a great show it was. Diana Brown, director of CRD, pulled out all the stops, bringing seven vibrant and energetic young Bamboula dancers and seven Mocko Jumbies in bril liant costumes. The newly renovated Cruz Bay park was a perfect venue for the performances and the Department of Tourisms Visitors Center, in the little park next door, was great as a green room for the performers. Members of the audience were invited to join the dancers and Mocko Jumbies in the closing perfor mance and a great time was had by all. Not forgetting Kokos scratch band which preced ed and followed the CRD as a perfect introduction Saturdays Love City Pan Dragons and Love City St. John Tradewinds, Continued on Back Page C M Y CM MY CY CMY K CafeTWind12Ad.pdf 11/10/11 8:44:15 AM crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! The St. John Film Society will screen Proceed and Be Bold on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. nedy Jr., will be in attendance for the On Screen/In Person pro gram. documentary which tells the fascinating account of the life and work of internationally recognized letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. life, traded in his computer for a printing press, and his white col lar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts and a meager yearly income of $7,000, he cranked out a new, rebellious declaration of independence. artist and the rewards of following dreams. On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endow ment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the Virgin Is lands Council of the Arts.St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoThe Caribbean Ritual Dancers put on a show for the crowd at Frank Powell Park during 12th Annual St. John Arts Festival Short, But Very SweetFilm Screening Set for March 6 Campground starting at noon. Join CBYC members for a sail to the beach and back for only beach and pay $10 for children and $20 for adults for lunch and entertainment by local reggae favorites Inner Visions.Almost-Annual CBYC Flotilla Fundraiser for GBS Set for March 24The V.I. Waste Management Authority announced its Austerity Program consisting of comprehensive costs cutting measures as it related to public services. The St. John Susannaberg Transfer Station hours of operations will remain the same at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Transfer Station Hours Remain Same


St. John Tradewinds, R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing Editors Note: Hermon Smith, the islands re nowned lignum vitae carver who died on February 11, sat down with a St. John Tradewinds contributing writer Susan Mann on January 21 at The Marketplace lover thoughtfully answered questions, as he respond ed to the continuous greetings from passersby. By Susan Mann St. John Tradewinds hard pieces of lignum vitae or Tree of Life Her native wood about 30 years ago when he was clearing some brush. In the last weeks of his life, after being diagnosed with a fatal illness, the longtime Bordeaux resident ish up in his remaining time. But, with very little time left on earth, the main thing Hermon wanted to do was have a chance to view. Lignum Vitae Sculptor of Ethnic Art Listed in the Caribbean Artisan Network database as a Lignum Vitae Sculptor of Ethnic Art, Hermon viewed his wood sculpting as representative of a V.I. cultural endeavor. When I was in college, I took a class about differ ent African tribes, Hermon said, explaining how and why he started carving the ubiquitous, abstract face in each piece he made. After a while, I began to see that with each tribal community there was a same ness, a shared spirit; its hard to explain, but that spirit became the face I always end up with. The sculptor mentioned he had told a BVI writer who interviewed him a few months earlier that he sees a face in almost everything, including living trees. It is not surprising Hermon not only used the wood for his creations, but planted lignum vitae trees across the island of St. John. Hermon also enjoyed learning and sharing all that he could about the healing properties of plants, such as the use of Black Wattle to help ease the symp toms of Dengue Fever. He routinely brought to town a freshly harvested plant for whatever ailment someone had complained to him about during a recent encoun ter. Outspoken on Caribbean Culture The woodcarver didnt mince words when the sub ject of Caribbean culture came up. ture are wrong; dogs were brought here for protec tion of the home, Hermon said. People who believe gamblers. When asked for a true example of island culture Hermon had an immediate response: The donkeys; they made the paths that became our roads, he explained. Native St. Thomian T ried Life as Fisherman A native St. Thomian, Hermons mother passed away when he was still growing up with nine brothers cades, so Hermon said he tried to follow in his foot I just did not have the patience for it, explained the artist who came to spend hours etching a face on a piece of lignum vitae lieve he served two years in the Army; he also left the territory to attend college in Northern California. It was while studying and living in California that Her mon met his former partner, Susan Wakelee. We both really liked jazz music, and started going to concerts together, then she came back here to St. John to live, said Hermon. The couple had one child, a daughter whom they named Nefertiti, who lives stateside and works as a teacher. Hermon spoke with a sense of pride concern ing his daughters career. She became a Montessori teacher, like her moth er, he beamed proudly. Everything you do in life comes back to you, said Hermon, when asked what he was most pleased with about his life. Hermon brought up those years of his life he described as when he had been drinking and causing trouble all the time. During this period Hermon sustained a traumatic injury to his head as a result of a beating he received while jailed on St. Thomas. The beating caused Her years, including some permanent memory loss. It was only after I completely stopped drinking, that I could begin to see the damage I had done to myself and others, he acknowledged. An avid reader, Hermons most recent favorite au thor was West Virginia native Janette Walls. I like her because she tells it like it is and gets right to the point about things in a humorous way, Hermon explained. I am most pleased with my feeling for humanity, Hermon explained. I have tried to live by example. If you are going to talk the talk, then walk the walk. Hermon Smith Shares Memories of His Life and Work on St. John Friends of Hermon Smith share a happy moment at his memorial service at Hawksnest Beach on February 19.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Fans of Steve Simonsen should make room on their coffee tables for the newest edition of the terri local photographer. The United States Virgin Islands, Simonsens eighth book, lishers more than a decade ago. The book featured Simonsens photography of all three main U.S. Virgin Islands with an introduction by local author Peter Muilenburg. Main Street Publishers owner Paul Sylva, who spends winters cruising the islands on his sail boat, had already published coffee table books on the BVIs, when he approached Simonsen about doing one on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John, explained the photogra pher. Paul had been publishing books for a while at that time and had already done one on the BVI, said Simonsen. He wanted to do one on the USVI so he sailed over here and ran into a friend of mine in Cruz Bay who recommended me for the book. Along with Simonsens pho tography, local author and sailing legend Muilenburg composed the The United States Virgin Islands. Peter Muilenburg was the wrote an incredible introduction which compared me to Ansel Ad ams, said Simonsen. That was great project. So when Sylva approached Si monsen about doing a revision of the book, he jumped on board. This time around The United States Vir gin Islands includes many more digital images, updated landscape views and a new introduction by local freelance writer, and frequent Tradewinds contributor, Andrea Milam. While working with local wild life experts to ensure the accuracy of all captions, Milam also broad ened her appreciation for all of the U.S. Virgin Islands while working on the book, she explained. One of my favorite parts is the St. John section, but having lived here for seven years, I might be a bit biased, said Milam. I do love the sections on St. Thomas and St. Croix too, however, because they really opened my eyes to the beau ty of this entire territory. The book gives viewers a chance to see the island through Simonsens curated vantage point, she added. I love that the book showcases all three islands, and that readers get to view the USVIs through the lens of Steve Simonsen, who is ob viously incredibly talented at what he does, Milam said. I hope it will be a great tool for marketing the USVIs as a beautiful vacation destination. Simonsen has been capturing the islands for more than 20 years and never stops clicking away. For the second edition of The United States Virgin Islands, he culled hundreds, if not thousands, of shots from St. Thomas, St. Croix and his home island of St. John. Its an ongoing process every year, Simonsen said. I dont stop shooting. I go to St. Croix about half a dozen times a year and spend a week there each time. While most of the images in Si monsens newest book are recent photographs, the photographer is often surprised when he looks through archive images with his wife and business partner Janet. Weve been here shooting for 20 years now and in that process, we might have an image that just havent given it a thought, he said. Then you run across it 15 years later and you cant believe what a great shot it is. There are some things that are timeless, but most of the shots in this book are new. With a new fresh look, The United States Virgin Islands also has a new cover image, and this time around its a stunning picture of the pristine beaches and waters of the North Shore of St. John. The cover shot of the origi nal book was a wrap around that featured Buck Island, St. Croix, said Simonsen. That was idyl lic, featured a sandy cay and was very Virgin Islands. This time we were thrilled when they selected the cover of the book and it was St. John. While enjoying the beautiful photography and accurate captions in the book, Milam also hopes The United States Virgin Islands makes a few more fans of the islands, she explained. I hope that people who might not be familiar with the Virgin Is lands are captivated by the islands beauty as shown in the book, and I hope that those who have been here and are fond of the USVI will only feel a renewed love for this special place, said Milam. I am so grateful to have been given this one of the most exciting things Ive worked on in a long time. The United States Virgin Islands is available at retail outlets across the St. John, including Pa paya Cafe, Friends of the Park Store and Bajo el Sol. 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St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin done and there are 15 informa tive signs posted across Coral Bay showcasing the work areas with descriptive explanatory informa tion. The public is invited to take a tour, read the signs and see the stormwater management devic es that were installed. From the bioretention pond on Kings Hill road to the new paving and swales Management Practices for han dling stormwater runoff to Coral Bay harbor. The signs will remain in place until June, so be sure you get a chance to see them all. The posters can also be viewed at http://www. coralbaycommunitycouncil.org/ thanked everyone in the communi ty who helped make these projects happen!St. John Tradewinds, work completed in Coral Bay, above. Happy Holidays! CBCC NOAA-AARA Signs Mark Project Sites in Coral Bay Area The Quiet Mon Re-OpensSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott afternoon, February 24. While news of the bar's closure sent waves of panic across several social media sites, in the end St. John only had several days without the


St. John Tradewinds The historic Grand Banks schooner Roseway is coming to Coral Bay, St. John! Dont miss the chance to sail cruising the worlds oceans. ing organization St. John Kids night, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a sunset sail aboard this registered U.S. National Historic Landmark. Departure will be from the KATS dinghy dock directly be hind Skinny Legs at 5 p.m. Tickets, $75 which includes light refreshments, are available at Connections in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay. Dont miss this amaz ing opportunity and support youth sailing on St. John. The number of passengers is limited, so dont wait to buy those tickets! For more information call Jen 8 St. John Tradewinds, Fundraiser for KA TS Set Aboard Schooner Roseway 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 What's Goin' On at Elaine I. Sprauve LibrarySt. John Tradewiinds News Photos Library, above left, while budding author Zach Edwards, above right, released his St. John Tradewinds Nyisha Akilah Lewis, a 2011 class of the V.I. Montessori School and International Academy, has semester at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC. By achieving a grade point av mester, Lewis has automatically become a member of Bennetts Honors program and has also met the criteria for membership into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the only national honor The Alpha Lambda Delta Headquarters, located in Macon, students who obtain a GPA of 3.5 semester of college. Lewis hard work is recognized by the award of a national lifetime membership, and pin of distinction. She has also been nominated for membership in the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. Lewis nomination was based on her academic achieve ments, her support of international programming and her participa tion in Bennetts global initiatives, coupled with the fact that she sur passed the 3.2 GPA requirement. Additionally, Lewis has been named to Bennett Colleges Deans List. She will be celebrated and acknowledged for her accom plishments at the schools Honors Convocation in February 2012. Lewis is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and we wish her continued success in her academic endeavors. She is the daughter of Neville and Nydia Lewis of St. John. Nyisha LewisStudent News: Nyisha Lewis Achieves Success


St. John Tradewinds, St. John Tradewinds Angel Electric Incorporated, one of the largest electrical con tractors on St. John, recently named Richard Burks its Director of Operations and appointed him to its Board of Directors. Burks will join President Elsa Barlas in the scheduling and man agement of the companys four control and project design respon sibilities. Burks arrived on St. John in ing and a Masters in Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the company in 2005, and has steadily increased his role as founder the late Chris Angel was forced to step down due to illness. Burks earned his Virgin Islands Electrical Contractors li cense while working for the com pany in 2011. Ive had a number of jobs since coming to St. John, but I was immediately impressed by the team here at Angel Electric, said Burks. The companys long history of expertise and integrity provides a great foundation for the future. Burks education and experi ence are the perfect combination for Angel Electric, according to the companys president. Richards formal background in engineering and construction island experience is a perfect com bination for us, said Elsa Angel, president of Angel Electric. This move acknowledges Richards past contributions to Angel Elec tric, and helps us ensure continuity for our customers and staff as we transition into our next phase. Richard and I have met with the inspectors and key custom ers to explain our transition plan to them, said Angel. Our V.I. business license is current, and all our work will be performed under Richards license. In short, were open for business and expecting a bright future of continued suc cess. Angel Electric was founded electrical services. The companys experienced and licensed electri cians provide the full range of electrical service, from repairs to renovations to new construction. Angel Electric also provides dealer for Sundance Spas, the worlds largest manufacturer and distributor of acrylic spas. For Richard Burks Named Director of Operations at Angel Electric St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Burks, far left, poses for the camera with president Elsa St. John Tradewinds Seven junior tennis players, both local residents and all came back winners. The tournament was hosted at the St. Thomas Yacht Club tennis courts with the Quickstart eight and under matches being at the Anchorage tennis courts. The tournament came about through the foresight of a group of young people called the Junior Philanthro pists of St. Thomas who came up with a novel idea of using a junior tennis tournament to raise funds through sponsorship and registration fees, which in turn will then be given back to the community for educational projects in the schools. President of the Junior Philanthropists of St. Thomas is Nicholas Mildler of Antilles School. The seven St. John players who competed were Gabriel Louis and Eion Roberts, who won the boys eight and under and placed second in the division, competed in the boys 12 and under division, win ning quite a few games off the eventual second place whom competed in the girls 12 and under division with Wardius emerging as the winner and August the second place winner. Mariah Wardius, who won the girls 18 and under division and Nkosi Jones who won the boys 18 and under division. All the winners returned to St. John with trophies. The correct spelling of the eighteen and under winner is Mariah Wardius. Thank you to all the parents who showed up to give much needed support to their budding athletes: Ron nie, Janice, Ed, Yvonne, Robbie, Michelle, Raphael, and Thelma.St. John Tennis Players Taste Success at Youth 4 Youth Tennis Tournament St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoSt. John tennis players took home several trophies from the Youth 4 Youth Tourney on St. Thomas.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Sweeping views of Coral Bay and the lush Carolina Valley and steady, cooling tropical breezes are just a few of the attractions of Paradise on the Rocks, located on Ajax Peak. The three bedroom villa, listed on the St. John MLS for $1.15 million by Holiday Homes bro ker associate Jan Courlas, has two separate units, allowing for either extremely private guest quarters or an income producing arrange ment. The upper unit of Paradise on room home with two full baths. The upper unit has two separate pods, with one pod containing the kitchen, great room and one of the bedrooms and bathrooms. The second pod is a luxurious master suite with a full bathroom. An extensive deck surrounds the pods and enlarges the living area. Its easy to imagine dining outdoors while soaking in views of the valley and harbor and enjoying Bay mornings and afternoons. Downstairs is a spacious, private one bedroom apartment with a full bathroom, kitchen, living area and front porch. Paradise on the Rocks With a large great room and pod design upstairs and the sepa rate full unit downstairs, there are a number of possibilities for a potential home owner, explained Courlas. rangement and separate apartment, Paradise on the Rocks is a perfect 10 St. John Tradewinds, Gold Addy Award2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Magazine DesignMichael Banzhaf Gallery Hosting Reception for Phillips, Farrenkopf and ODonovan on March 2St. John Tradewiinds News Photo offer stunning views and cooling breezes. VOW RENEWAL PHOTOS A VAILABLE FREE OF CHARGEhttp://tropicalfocus.zenfolio.com/vowrenewal2012 Paradise on the RocksSt. John Tradewinds Michael Banzhaf Gallery is hosting an artists reception on p.m. at the gallery in the St. John Properties Building, located next to Mongoose Junction. The evening will celebrate the art of Robert Bob Phillips, Joan Farrenkopf and Thomas ODonovan. Phillips oil paintings are an exciting new addition of remark able fresh talent to St John. This time scenes has combined his personal love of sailing with his love for painting. The results are canvasses that capture unique perspectives of the islands natu ral beauty through the eyes of an active sailor. I take my studio with me and paint on calm waters, said Phillips. I am particularly fasci nated by St Johns mountainous topography and the movement of cloud shadows over land and sea. Throw in a few sails and Im in heaven. Farrenkopf will display her artistic growth in vivid oils of dawn and dusk scenes depicting the islands landmarks and sea scapes. A painting may begin with translucent oil color washes, the inspiration from color and light, said Farrenkopf. The quality of the oil medium engages into the and atmosphere. It is a medita tion to observe and paint the powerful color that nature teach es us. Master designer, sculpture and goldsmith ODonovan will present his wearable art. I am more interested in talis man and amulet than ornament, said ODonovan. I often imag ine the small pieces I create as monumental forms within a liv ing environment; a ring made on a scale that becomes a portal, an entryway. The public is invited to join this celebration of art. The gal lerys normal hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday pointment. For more informa Oil painting by Robert Continued on Page 14


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Five surfers from St. John and St. Thomas represented the U.S. Virgin Islands well at the Second Annual Tortola Surf Classic in Jo In addition to shredding it up cal students won the Second An nual Surf Essay Contest, hosted by Using Sport for Social Change, which covered travel expenses and lunch for the young riders as well as a chaperone. Launched just last year by Deb and Scott Hustins, who own Island Surf and Sail in West End, Tortola, the second annual Surf Classic drew a huge crowd of youngsters, forcing organizers to add a second explained USFSC founder Dean Doeling. There were so many younger kids who signed up for the event that they had to add that second day, said Doeling. It was great to have such a big group of kids out there, but it changed our plans and Despite the last minute, yet pos both boys and girls from 8 to 13 years, who showed off their skills in about two and a half foot waves. when waves had grown to about Keegan Bertrand Mays, 12, Tom my Gibney, 15, and Lyric Vacha rat, 8, from St. John were this years USFSC Surf Essay Contest winners. Each of the students brought along a chaperone and enjoyed a water taxi ride to Tortola, travel from West End to Josiahs Bay and cated to offering children opportu Has Improved Your Lives and the Lives of Those Around You the students shared inspiring messages Vacharat. It makes my life open and shine and fun and happy. Gibney is inspired to be a bet ter person each day because of his to make a positive difference in my life, wrote Gibney. It keeps me entertained and out of trouble. better decisions for the future.St. John Tradewinds, St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers USFSC founder Dean Doeling, above second from right, poses with Tortola Surf Classic Essay winners, (L to R) Cody Merritt, Tommy Gibney, Konner Kendall, Keegan Bertrand Mays and Lyric Vacharat at Josiah's Bay. BE CREATIVE Glazing Guidelines Feb 2 The English Potter Feb 9-12 Potters Wheel 2/14,21,28 3/6 Watercolor on Beach Feb 22 Sculpting the Figure Feb 25 340-776-6226 ext 212 340-514-6594 mobile mahobayclay@earthlink.net Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) design_envir@yahoo.comVezios Custom Painting Love City Paddleboards(SUP) STAND UP PADDLEBOARD RENT ALS & LESSONSComplimentary Board Delivery and Pickup 340-642-9419 Five Local Surfers Represent Virgin Islands at Second Annual Tortola Surf ClassicContinued on Page 19 entertained and out of trouble. When you are 15-year-old Tommy Gibney, local surfer


It is apparent that the United States Virgin Islands an Unincorporated Territory, a colony of the United States of America in its political immaturity has come to a devastating political and economic low. As you are aware the present administration and the legisla economic disaster that the Virgin Islands will not eas ily or quickly recover from. The posture of the U.S. Senate and Congress may ing of U. S. resources to off shore possessions of the United States. However, the Virgin Islands is still of strategic value to the United States and the island of St. Thomas is an integral component in the banking communications of South America. Every day it is becoming more and more evident that the integrity of the election system of the U.S. Virgin Islands has been compromised. With the up coming 2012 senatorial, boards of; elections and edu12 St. John Tradewinds, SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.vi I am so proud of our little islands successful Relay for Life that raised $170,000 to help local St. Johnians who are struggling with cancer. My mother died from lung cancer, caused by a life of cigarette smoking. My uncle died from kidney cancer, caused by smoking. Another uncle died from throat cancer, caused by ci the Tradewinds lauded a new cigar smoking private club on St. John. A common misconception is that cigar smoking is somehow safer than cigarettes, but that is simply not chemicals that are harmful to both smoker and non smoker alike. Cigar smoke is possibly even more toxic than cigarette smoke. During the fermentation process high concentra and when a cigar is smoked these toxins are found in higher levels than cigarettes. There is more cancer causing tar in cigars. It is also interesting to note that cigar wrappers are less porous than cigarette wrap pers, making them even more toxic. Other toxic sub stances found in cigars are carbon monoxide, hydro carbons, ammonia, cadium and more. Cigar smoking causes cancers in the oral cavity, larynx, esophagus and lung, and possibly the pan creas. Cigar smokers often say they dont inhale so lips, mouth, tongue, throat and larynx to toxic smoke. Cigar smoking is also directly linked to gum disease and tooth loss, and, of course, heart disease. Cigars are also highly addictive, because a simple cigar can potentially give a smoker as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. These toxins also inbed into chairs, ta all things used everyday in a restaurant. adults smoke cigars, although these statistics are more interesting when they are divided among groups. A smoke cigars. This is unacceptable. Overall, approxi mately 13.3 million people 12 years or older were use as smoking cigars on one or more of the 30 days preceding their survey. Hollywood has made cigar smoking a cool thing to do. George Clooney and other big stars are found smoking is marketed as a sophisticated activity, with after dinner drinks and witty conversation. As some one who sat in a hospice ward for months, watching her mother die from smoking, I can attest that there is no witty conversation when you are wheezing from The facts about cigar smoking can be found in sev eral American medical journals. The most informa tive article is in the Journal of the American Medi Ronnies Pizza makes a great pie, but if he insists on poisoning his restaurant with cancer causing tox ins Ill refrain from buying food there. Our teenagers dont have enough places to hang as it is.....Ronnie, how about starting an evening teen club that encour our little island. Creating yet another way to get can cer isnt such a cool idea. Take it from someone who has lost way too many loved ones from smoking. In addition, any cigar toxins created by a cigar club would spread into the rest of the building. Toxic smoke would eventually make its way up to the dental dentists have to provide care to cancer patients. Martha T oomey Continued on Next Page YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.vi ST Keeping Track of Crime Homicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3rd Degree Burglaries: 10 Grand Larcenies: 16 Rapes: 0


St. John Tradewinds, cation, the voters of the USVI will not and should not in an extremely time sensitive situation and need the Department of Interiors assistance immediately to: 1. Ensure that all who are eligible and desire to vote in the USVI have the choice to do so via elec tronic, absentee, provisional or paper ballot which are Voters of the USVI petition the Dept. of Interior seek electronic machines in time for the 2012 election that 2. Court order and physically remove the supervi sor of elections and the entire boards of elections and all their access to all printed and electronic election systems information. (based on the inconsistencies documented of the 2010 election. Although there 3. Appoint the Deputy Director of elections as the Interim Supervisor. plicants that submit resume (without their name to en as to what the applicant offers the position. A member of each political party can be a member of the selec tion committee as well as two former members of the board of elections (except those sitting prior to the Present members of the board of elections have used and continue to use their positions on the board to interfere with the election process. Daily we see how the dis ease of greed, power, dishonesty and con trol has deteriorated the quality of life for residents of the U. S. Virgin Islands. The various audits continue to point out that those that are and have been of public service continue to fail to operate in and with integrity and sacred intent under the U. S. Constitution. We realize that we can not lock up everyone that has lied, committed fraud, stolen, misused govern ment funds, etc. however, we must make every effort to collect, retrieve as much as we can that has been stolen from the people of the Virgin Islands. We need assistance to right the human wrongs that continue to persist. We will probably need to conduct Truth & Reconciliation Healing Sessions The Department of Interior and the President are in a dilemma with the pending sealed indictments possi bly for the Governor, V.I. Attorney General and some Senators. Is it in the best interest of the U.S. Virgin Islands to have a Governor and lawmakers who are possibly under sealed indictments still making deci dience that you cannot imagine. How can we move forward if they are allowed to continue in public of We must have the Interiors intervention and as sistance. We have meet with resistance every where we turn as we attempt to get justice and exercise our rights under the U.S. Constitution. (Freeze all their assets before they are required to step down and or arrested. Block all access to electronic and printed Over the years it has appeared that the United States indifference or desire not to appear heavy handed has worked to our disadvantage. Almost to the point of hands off on certain issues, cases, con cerns that the residents may have, for example; politi cal status, constitution, gasoline excise tax, rum cover over to name a few. We are often discouraged locally from seeking pen to public housing or food stamps, government we are told; the Feds wont approve or its not con stitutional. I personally witnessed the Dept. of Interior state ing the death of the CFO bill for the Virgin Islands, whatever the governor wants, we will support. We look forward to that continued support in the future. With the pending indictments and the 2012 elec tion at our heels, upon the Dept. of Interiors recom mendation the President will have to appoint an in terim Governor and also relieving the Lt. Gov. and the AG of their roles and duties since they are both integrally connected to the present Governor. An in terim acting AG can be appointed from within until the interview/selection team is in place to accept ap plications for the AG. The Interim Governor can ap point a person from the district of St. Croix to serve as The people of the Virgin Islands no longer have branches of government to serve and protect them as well as we question the Dept. of Interiors role in the scheme of things. It is imperative that the interim governor is able to facilitate restoration of the publics trust and the Healing, Rebuilding, Rebirth, The Renaissance of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It would be very informative for a team from the Dept. of Interior to make an unannounced visit to the four islands that compromise the USVI and talk and listen to the diverse cross section populating the U.S. Virgin Islands. It would prove interesting for you to ask where they are from and how long they have re the Virgin Islands and therefore may have a totally different allegiance. I am available to meet with you and those who can and will be a part of the discussion and assisting the people of the Virgin Islands s to develop solutions to the aforementioned concerns of the U.S. Virgin Is lands. Respectfully, Stephanie Scott-W illiams Community Activist I am in Liberia with a team of nine surveyors, planners, engineers and architect volunteers working on the design of a hospital. The new hospital will eventually replace an existing hospital that is in dire need of replacement. The team leader, Rex Barber, and I were here in 2001. It was a time when there was a lull in the civil war that went on in Liberia dating We designed an orphanage and school complex for a group led by David Dan, a Liberian who lives part of the time in Florida. Recently, Rex and I went to a second orphanage that David Dan built with the same the design that we did in 2001. This country has made amazing progress since the end of the civil war seven years ago. The streets are paved, the litter and trash has been picked up and the people are very happy and outgoing and look ing forward to a better live. It is truly vibrant, and civil. Attached are pictures of the current team and also some pictures of the orphanage and David Dan, and church today. I went to a church service that included some very loud, pounding and emotional music. No doubt this music has been a part of humani ty since we became human, just as our spiritual ceremonies have been based on spring, fall and winter and summer solstice. This kind of music creates a very spiritual feeling that can be, and has been used, or misused, for many purposes. After church service the ice cream man came around. Continued from Previous PageWhile the trees were not cut down, their root systems could be in danger. trees. The construction may have damaged the roots and they buried the feet! It looks like they raised the ground around the trees by about a foot. The large trees in the center have noticeably thinner foliage. They probably will be dead next year. Please ask the St. John Administrator if she will get a real land scaper to dig out the top layer of dirt or give me permission to try. Rod Ellis


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St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Police De partment, through its Planning and Research Unit, recently submitted United States Department of Jus tice Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting program. More than 1700 law enforce ment agencies submit crime statis tics to the UCR, said VIPD As sistant Commissioner Raymond Hyndman. This reporting estab lishes a uniform guideline for crimi tain Justice Department grants. will eliminate the reporting of unof added. Following FBI and UCR guide categorized and uniformly reported. FBI policy states that all law en forcement agencies must use stan The Virgin Islands Code is con sistent to these national standards, Hyndman said. Under the UCR and the VI Code the unlawful killing of a human be ing. Suicides, accidental deaths and this category. in the line of duty, and does not con able homicide includes the killing of another by a private citizen in the lawful defense of such a person or others. Under these guidelines, in 2011, the territory reported the following to the FBI UCR: Murders in the territory in 2011. This is a re duction of more than 26 percent in the number recorded in 2010 which was 57 murders. ders in 2011. This is a decrease of the number recorded in 2010 which was 28 murders. St. Thomas also in 2011. St. Croix recorded 27 murders percent compared to the number re ders. St. John did not record any mur ders in 2011 or 2010. Robberies There were 275 robberies record ed in the territory in 2011. This is a 2.83 percent reduction in the num ber of robberies recorded in 2010 which was 283. ies in 2011. This is an increase of 1.23 percent compared to the num ber recorded in 2010 which was 162 robberies. St. John recorded three robberies in 2011. Three robberies were also recorded in 2010. St. Croix recorded 108 robberies percent compared to the number re corded in 2010 which was 118 rob beries. In 2011 the territory recorded 1,371 burglaries. This is an increase of 2.08 percent in the number re burglaries. St. Thomas recorded 760 bur glaries in 2011. This is an increase number recorded in 2010 which percent compared to the number re corded in 2010 which was 87 bur glaries. St. Croix recorded 557 burglaries in 2011. This is an increase of 2.77 percent compared to the number burglaries. VIPD is making great strides in re ducing violent crimes and crimes against property in the Virgin Is lands, Hyndman said. With the continued commitment of the com munity to be the eyes and ears of the VIPD, these statistics will continue to improve. Finally the VIPD is able community, as well as national and regional populations can refer to These statistics will allow the VIPD to maximize our resources as well as compete for several law enforcement and crime prevention grants that may be available to us, said Hyndman.St. John Tradewinds, Friday, February 17 in the area of Centerline Road. Auto col lision. bance. Disturbance of the peace. tal injury. Accidental injury. auto accident in the area of Shipwreck Landing. Auto collision. Saturday, February 18 Bethany c/requesting police assistance because he believed his privacy was in vaded by a video at his villa. Police as sistance. grand larceny in Chocolate Hole. Grand larceny. cident near E&C Gas Station. Auto ac cident. loud music. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, February 19 motors were stolen. Grand larceny. dent c/r that she was robbed while clean Monday, February 20 loud music. Disturbance of the peace. T uesday, February 21 loud music. Disturbance of the peace. being assaulted at a residence. Assault in the third. at Leander Jurgen Command with one Mary Andrews of Estate Carolina, under arrest and charged with Assault in the Third Degree. Bail was set at $25,000 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. auto accident near the Cruz Bay ferry dock. Auto accident. dent c/r suspicious activity. Suspicious activity. requesting police assistance to remove a woman from his residence. Police as sistance. childrens mother left his children home unattended. Police assistance. W ednesday, February 22 der Jurgen Command with one Audrey Penn of Estate Enighed, under arrest and charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Aggravated Assault and Battery ing his Duties. Bail was set at $26,500 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. der Jurgen Command with one Wendy Diane Hickak of Estate Rendezvous, un der arrest and charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Aggravated Assault and Discharging his Duties. Bail was set at $26,500 by the court. She was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. der Jurgen Command with one Jasmine Hyche of California, under arrest and charged with Aggravated Assault and Discharging his Duties. Bail was set at $1,500 by order of the court. She was de tained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Cor rections on St. Thomas to be remanded. pushed down by an intoxicated woman. Simple assault. gin Islands p/ an outstanding warrant on Akil Gumbs for possession of illegal substance. Possession with intent to dis tribute. Jurgen Command with one Akil Gumbs of Calabash Boom, under arrest and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute and Failure to Appear. No bail was set. He was detained at Lean der Jurgen Command and later trans ported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. his wallet. Lost wallet. loud music. Disturbance of the peace. dent r/a disturbance near the Reef Bay Trail. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Thursday, February 23 der Jurgen Command with one Paul Mc Donagh Myles of Estate Susannaberg, under arrest and charged with Driving 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. stole his seat cushion. Petit larceny. lice assistance. Police assistance. c/requesting police assistance with his son. Police assistance. stance. Recovered controlled substance. ceny in the area of Salt Pond Bay. Grand larceny. 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 with out the help of the community. Even the smallest bit of infor mation may be just what law en forcement needs to solve these cases. On Wednesday, January 25, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Villa Far Horizon in Cruz Bay was burglarized. The western window of the bath room. Items stolen include a Toshiba computer, an iPod bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and pendants. The mini mum reward for the arrest of a 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. The maxi mum reward is $2,500. Tell what you know about these or any other crimes at www. CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, ille gal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward to be paid according to their instruc tions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. VIPD Reports Territorys Ofcial 2011 Crime Statistics to FBI


16 St. John Tradewinds, St. John Tradewinds PEOPLE BY THE SOUND 1 Peter the Great, e.g. streets 16 Criminalize 19 Make sharp dish) 21 Mysterious matters 23 Senior Manilow? 25 One looking for Bridges? 30 Car grille protector 32 Dillon in a headlock? 40 Stu of early TV 42 Magazine printings 45 Pepsi, e.g. 52 Severinsen living in San Francisco? 58 Pod veggie 59 Off. aides 60 One jumping over Rains? 63 EMTs treatment 66 Dental care brand ing 80 Felt regretful about birthplace) 84 Fisher standing atop a stack of sacks? 90 Java locale 93 Stepped on it 94 Boat-lifting device 95 Pickford acting too quickly? 100 Fiddle duet? 101 Prophecy giver 102 Grinders 104 3-D med. scan 106 Sour plums 108 Endeavor by Borgnine? 115 Motrin target 119 Choir part 120 Bugle sound 121 Bitingly sarcastic Williams? 125 Henning further down? 128 Hightail it, old-style 129 Hun head 130 Radical sort 131 Crooner Campbell 132 What to call a knight 133 Bunkmate 135 Urges 3 Poet Breton 4 Fishing line holders 5 Chem class component 6 D.C.s country 10 Chatter idly 12 Picket line crosser 14 Dwell within 15 Greek letter after sigma 24 Deteriorates 26 Loops with slipknots 29 .9144 meter 33 Stripling a couple) 36 Mites cousin 38 Note that sounds like C 41 Hide-hair connector 43 Chow down 45 Kind of nerve or vertebra 48 Toy, to a tot 50 Wisconsin-based retail store chain 51 Coated pill 53 Person confronting 55 Fruity beverage 64 Chain for dogs and cats 68 Peeresses 82 Stop 84 Provide the spread 85 Plant swelling 86 Med. plan option 88 More sleazy 89 Rode a bike 91 Used a tuffet 96 Must 99 Monet works 103 Delayed 109 Filched 110 Tipsters 111 Lamentation 112 Sappy tree 113 Get all prettied up 116 Neros 202 118 Caprice 122 Cup handle (plant food) PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcohol ics 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 Executive Service's meeting room in Mongoose Junction from 6:30 to 7:30pm; and every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Thursday, March 1 Annual Meeting and Board Meeting on Thursday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the schools Lumberyard location. The pub lic is welcome to attend. Monday, March 5 of the Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library will be Mon day, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the library. Caroline Rogers will speak about her photographs and new book immediately fol lowing the business meeting. The public is welcome. T uesday, March 6 will screen Proceed and Be Bold on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. Thursday, March ing Association will host a free, public seminar and on Thurs day, March 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 Marketplace. Friday, March 9 ers are invited to come out and enjoy a unique aural experi ence as Ashu performs classi cal saxophone music beginning Tillett Gardens on St. Thomas. Tickets are $30 each. Saturday, March 10 Community Health Center is offering free HPV Vaccines on Saturday, March 10, from are for people from the ages of 11 and 26 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a par ent and attendees should bring their immunization cards. Saturday, March 24 Bay Yacht Club Flotilla to ben Miss Vies Campground start ing at noon. Saturday, March 31 sailing organization St. John Saturday night, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a sunset sail aboard this registered U.S. National Historic Roseway. De parture will be from the KATS dinghy dock directly behind Skinny Legs at 5 p.m. Tickets are $75 and the number of pas sengers is limited. For more de


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situations in a more positive light. Sometimes in life you might wipe out, but sometimes you just have to get back on your board and catch the next together and spread the feeling of happiness. wrote Kendall. The rivalry war in the water during heats goes away after the end buzzer. If you give a man waves, hell be amazed for a day, wrote Merrit. Give a man a surfboard and the skills and hell be amazed for a lifetime. Such wise words by Virgin Islands youth translated to some serious displays of skill over on Tortola. While the Surf Classic winners name was not available as of press Vacharat showed skill getting up on all waves that came his Gibney also scored enough points to earn a spot in a second Anyone who missed out on the essay or competition, should mark their calendars for next year. Both the Tortola Surf Classic and the USFSC Essay Contest will be making it three years in a row in 2013, explained Doeling. revise it so its logistically easier for us, he said. The es say contest will be even bigger and Im looking forward to getting even more kids involved from St. Thomas and St. John. Doeling thanked Kekoa, High Tide, Gibney Beach Vil las and the Inn at Tamarind Court for sponsorship to help make USFSCs Second Annual Surf Essay Contest another success. While visiting St. John from his home in Oregon last week, Doeling also hosted a meeting to share information about USFSCs Fourth Annual Just Play Day, set for Co lumbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2012 at Winston Wells years of age and focuses on safe competition in a positive environment. Students compete in a range of activities from running races to football throws. At the end of the day, Doeling, who is a senior production bottles to all participants. Early registration will be available online at www.using sportforsocialchange.com, by next month. 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to the youth of the island, from the very young to the older children. Needless to say, these two events attracted a good audience. However, many visitors, and locals too, missed the Caribbean Food, Arts and Craft Exhibition in Franklin Powell Park, which normally complimented the music and dance events in previous years, due to the new No Tents ordinance im posed on the park by the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation. It gave the impression that the exhibition had been canceled. normally 25 booths were set up in the little park adjacent to Franklin Powell Park, where the DOTs Visitors Center from the DOT. To help make up for the loss of band stand music, a steel pan solo player, Carl Freeman, was hired to perform every morning to draw visitors looking for the exhibition. In some ways, such obstacles can be viewed as all part of the rocky road of pioneering and maintaining the other wise unique Annual Arts Festival in the U.S. Virgin Islands, compared to other countries in the world. creme of island folk arts and crafts with a touch of recycled glassware and under criteria of small, but good quality. Of course, the St. John Arts Festival is not just the daily music concerts and Arts and Crafts Exhibition in the Frank lin Powell Park, Cruz Bay. Subject to budgetary considerations, the St. John Arts Festival has brought in music, crafts and cultures from other lands as a way of enriching and stimu lating the creative talents of islanders, including Kakuta from Kenya, artists from Ghana, folk music from Argentina and even a mariachi band from Puerto Rico. The saying that travel broadens the mind can also be achieved by artists and emissaries from other lands. On Saturday evening at the St. John and Sigi Torinus put together a collection representing such a variety of concepts Look for a separate review of this some exploratory and experimental, but all food for thought. Sunday was again a great day for the Festival. A Gospel concert by lo cal church choirs in the park bandstand from four island churches gave voice to the spirit and soul of the people of this island. Pastor Sampson of the Nazareth Lutheran Church gave the opening bene diction. The weather was perfect and the Following the Gospel concert was a great traditional dance performance by 12 couples of the Mungo Niles Cultural Dancers directed by Carlos Woods, again in the newly renovated park. It was a per fect setting and many spectators joined very colorful and most charming and re freshing. It was truly in the good tradi tion of St. John. Such events peel away the materialis tic facade we otherwise encounter every day and bring us back home to what this island used to be. On Sunday evening, the St. John School of the Arts had a packed audience for the students show, which ranged from tiny tots on keyboards to older students playing piano and violin as well as a solo violinist. All of the performances were much applauded and a short screening of the World of Dreams musical brought the house down. venue for paintings, Rosemary Rich ards of the Gifft Hill School and Karen Samuels of St. John School of the Arts displayed childrens art in two empty Marketplace. Its good to see things the way children see things; thank goodness for children. hosted great local bands, Inner Visions for Reggae buffs and Sambacombo for modern South American Jazz.20 St. John Tradewinds, Continued from Page 4 St. John Tradewinds News PhotosLocal church choirs performed a Gospel concert on Sunday morning in Frank Powell Park, above. The Mungo Niles Cultural Dancers, above right, and Mocko Jumbies from the Caribbean Ritual Dancers group, at right, delighted the crowd.12th Annual St. John Arts Festival Short, But Very Sweet