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PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Marketplace, Third Floor, Suite 306K Email: email@example.com Web: www.pguinsurance.com (340) 776-6403 Volunteers Complete Francis Bay Accessible BoardwalkPage 3Bill 29-0289Proposed Hearings Would Determine If Public Is in Favor of Recall Against deJongh/Francis AdministrationPage 3March 12-18, 2012 Copyright 2012DeJongh Signs Gross Receipts Tax Hike to 5%Page 7 It's a Girl! Caneel Bay Resort Welcomes Baby DonkeyCaneel Bay Resort St. John Tradewiinds A convenient, safe, fast and easy way to bank anywhere, anytime. Sign up today and start enjoying the most convenient way to bank. Getting started is as simple as getting online and visiting www.rstbankvi.com.Online Banking with Bill Payment Service**FirstBank Virgin Islands currently limits the Bill Payment Service to only Checking Accounts. See our Internet Banking Bill Pay Service Agreement for additional terms and conditions. FirstBank Virgin Islands is a division of FirstBank Puerto Rico. Member FDIC.
St. John Tradewinds On Wednesday evening, March 7, Governor John deJongh signed a number of bills into law, including one that makes possible the borrowing necessary to stabilize the territorys economy by raising the Gross Receipts Tax. In addition to the Gross Receipts measure, which raises the tax half a percentage point and facilitates up to $120 million in borrowing, the governor approved bills supporting small business and economic development in the territory, senior housing and early childhood education. The long-awaited adoption of an increase in Gross Receipts taxes from 4.5 percent to 5 percent will provide me an opportunity to engage in substantive negotiations with the relevant banking institu tions to determine the next steps forward in handling President Ronald Russell in a letter explaining his actions on the seven bills before him. and spur economic activity involving yachting and sailing. The governor also signed a bill establishing a voluntary pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-old chil dren, which is in accordance with his administrations efforts to promote high quality early childhood education for all Virgin Islands youngsters. DeJongh has already directed the Virgin Islands Department of Education to assemble an implemen tation team to make the pre-kindergarten program a reality. Another bill signed into law authorizes the Virgin Islands government to purchase land for the site of a will allow the territorys seniors to receive federally funded rent subsidies. territorys economy while enhancing its marketabil ity. While he signed the law, deJongh encouraged the Legislature to work with the Department of Tourism and the Economic Development Authority to adopt revisions that will make it more effective. The bill that included the Gross Receipts hike had several other provisions, some of which were itemeven unconstitutional. Receiving vetoes were measures to allow private sector employees to participate in the Government nate the pension funds exempt status under federal law and threaten its overall solvency; subsidies for ated; and an attempt to halt foreclosures that could have potentially devastating effects on the territorys banking system. governor also vetoed because they were either impractical, redundant or poorly conceived. DeJongh did approve a section of the bill that recAffairs role in determining the signs used by tobacco vendors to prevent sales to minors. with the 29th Legislature on this path towards an opEDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott email@example.com WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Tristan Ewald, Maggie Wessinger, SUBSCRIPTIONS $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT Permit No. 3 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi email@example.com MAILING ADDRE SS COPYRIGHT 2012All 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, March 12-18, 2012 increase in Gross Receipts taxes from 4.5 percent to 5 percent will provide me an opportunity to engage in substantive negotiations with the relevant banking institutions to determine the next steps forward in town past the Quiet Mon Pub. Wear your green and see you there! discovered that her great-great grandfather was born in the West Indies, the son of an enslaved African.St. Patricks Day Parade March 17 plications for K-4 through third grade for the 2012/13 school year. $40, which includes lunch. Dont feel like sailing? Drive out to the beach and pay $10 for children and $20 for adults for lunch and entertainment by local reggae favorites Inner Visions.St. John Christian Academy Accepting Applications for 2012-13 School YearGovernor DeJongh Signs Gross Receipts Tax Hike From 4.5% To 5% Into LawAlmost-Annual CBYC Flotilla Fundraiser for GBS Set for March 24 SJHS Film Screening March 13 Roseway Roseway Dont miss the chance to sail on this 137-foot pilot boat built in 1925, one of the last of her kind cruising the worlds oceans. Tickets, $75 which includes light refreshments, are available at passengers is limited, so dont wait to buy those tickets! For more information call Jennifer Robinson at 340-514-3718.KATS Fundraiser Set Aboard Roseway
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds mobility issues to access many of the islands beaches and trails, the newly expanded boardwalk at tunity. Friends of Virgin Islands Naago, laying about 500 feet of wooden walkway with toe rails starting near the gravel parking lot and winding along the salt pond. Thanks to skilled volunteers, the solidly-construction walkway offered level ground for people with walk through the wooded area and the prime bird watching at the salt pond from a viewing deck. Now people can use the trail to walk around the pond and almost all the way to the sandy shoreline Recently, another team of skilled volunteers showed up in force to help Friends of VINP president Joe Kessler expand the boardwalk to more than double its length. 27, a team of between 10 and 15 volunteers showed up at Franscrew down more than 750 feet of additional walkway. Volunteers showed up every day at 8 a.m. and worked until about 4 p.m., putting in the last few screws on Monday afternoon, March 5. Now someone can get out of their vehicle and use the level ground of the boardwalk to walk ern side of the beach. people worked really hard out here and we couldnt have done it withKessler even got some help from a few visitors, he explained. There were a few girl scouts from New Jersey who were on island with their mother visitFriends of VINP president. Their grandmother has mobility issues By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds If bill number 29-0289 ever sees tory to determine whether or not to oust Governor John deJongh and Lieutenant Governor Greg Francis. bill 29-0289 calls for the initiation of a recall election for the governor and lieutenant governor on several The bill cites that the adminis tration relied almost exclusively on borrowing as a means to close ly misled the Legislature and the or implemented any solutions to the energy crisis in the Virgin IsThe bill slams the administra der to receive greater advance noOn a personal note with the territorys top brass, the bill also lambasts the governor for being Governor John deJongh has consistently used his pulpit as a vindictive manner to lambast his political opponents, the Legislature, the business community and the general public rather than propose meaningful solutions to our bill 29-0289. With no impeachment procedure options available to residents or legislators in the territory, using a recall election is the only way to unseat an administration. While the bill does not call for deJongh to be recalled, it proposes putting the measure to a popular vote, exWe dont have impeachment he said. Recall is our form of impeachment. If this bill passes St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 3 Continued on Page 18We dont have impeachment powers in the Virgin Islands. Recall is our form of impeach ment. If this bill passes through the legisla ture, the election board will have to go about Volunteers Complete Expansion of Francis Bay Accessible Boardwalk Thursday, March 15thINDEX Bill 29-0289 Proposes Hearings To Determine if Public Is in Favor of Recalling deJongh/Francis AdministrationContinued on Page 23
4 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds What do composting and old wooden boats have day night, March 8, at The Marketplace. than one best way to do the bottom of your boat. The There is no right way or wrong way to compost; White, who is a local architect and owns an organic farm in Dominica which extensively composts, shared basic composting tips with the group and discussed all if we all do this together as a community, it will Also, its a way to make great soil for your garden was time for residents to think about what they discard. We need to begin to take responsibility for our More than 80 percent of the territorys waste stream could be recycled or composted, White explained, showing data from the V.I. Waste Management Authority.St. John Tradewiinds 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! IGBA Members Learn Composting 101 from Doug White at Monthly MeetingBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Gregoire was advised of his rights on Wednesday, March 7, beaccording to a report in the V.I. Daily News. The theft was reported on Tuesday, February 7, by Transportatime the safe had been cleared was February 3, according to the report. When an employee went to clear the safe on February 6, the door came off in her hand and about $3,680 in cash was missing, according to the V.I. Daily News report. report. February 6, and was spotted bending over the counter and breaking the safe door, according to the V.I. Daily News report. Mackay allowed Gregoire to post $1,000 of a $10,000 appear ance bond, to secure his release, according to the report.St. John Man Arrested for Stealing from Safe at Cruz St. John Tradewinds Kim Wild as executive director. Wild has been with the arts school for 13 years, working closely for six years as executive director. Last June, Wild assumed the role of acting director when Kinder stepped down and relocated to Florida.St. John School of the Arts Board Names Kim Wild Executive DirectorContinued on Page 19
St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 5 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing New Gates, Lights and Drainage Spruce up Guy Benjamin School St. John Tradewiinds By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Instead of a shabby chain link fence, new wrought-iron gates now welcome students to Guy new gates bear the schools initials elementary school campus. PTO meeting this year, I realized that the entire campus was dark. I didnt think that was good enough for safety and to facilitate nighttime meetings, he explained. The principal also did not like having the schools entry gates swing into the road, he added. I didnt like the idea of the gates swinging into the street and I thought we could do better than did some work for me in the past and he made them with the initials A new concrete swale along the roadway was also installed near Weve put in the swale so the water from the road doesnt run under the gate and into the to wash away the soil, and so preventing that will prevent the gate from being undermined. Also, the yard used to be very swampy so While using Department of Education funds to pay for school he added. little help from the department as far as getting things done, I dont know who are competent and who here at the beginning of the year, there was a broken urinal in the pal. DOE came out and looked at it and after six weeks, they had improving school grounds, he explained. about the physical environment of the school and that should be welThat is one of the things that Im trying to do here is make the children comfortable and happy
By Dr. Elaine Campbell Special to St. John Tradewinds March winds bring the Rolex Regatta, the kickthrough the 25. March 17; and now theres a new date to mark on the calendar. a.m. to 2 p.m. hold items, sports equipment, tools, and books to the shelter throughout the year in preparation for the big event. sale to be hosted on the school grounds. students to participate as volunteers, and members of up, selling and cleaning up from the event. trucking donated furniture to the site. The sale will be at the meadow where the storage trailer is located. The high, green meadow is beyond the Fred Trayin the area which will point to the access road located to the care, housing, and feeding of the homeless dogs are currently at a critically low level money donations have been lower this past year than ever before is an effort to tide the humane organization over until Anyone with donations for the March event, should bring small items to the shelter on the library road in gmail.com. 6 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 March Winds Bring Many Good Things Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewiinds
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With wounded Afghanistan war veteran urday February 25, at the very back of the roughly 1,100-entrant pack. rant, hasnt kissed his running days goodfundraiser for Team River Runner, collect ing money from sponsors for each person he crossed after one hour, 16 minutes and 41 walkers, and raised about $6,000 for TRR. continues to accept donations from sponsors. cated to supplying wounded veterans with health and healing through adaptive kayaking. The group was founded by Washington who began teaching kayak skills to wounded veterans at the Walter Reed Army Medimilitary hospitals across the country, mostly led by veterans who have been through the program themselves and then go on to start a new TRR chapter in their area. ground and taking kayak trips right off the beach. The group had to cancel their second trip, however, due to lack of funds, which the plate, or rather the starting line of 8 Tuff Miles. A veteran runner who has hoofed it in the 8 Tuff Miles that year for a reason. When I heard the group couldnt afford person he passed along the race route, that that hell reach his $10,000 goal this year as well. We sent in over $6,000 already and we have another $1,000 in hand and more race as quickly has he did, he explained. Andre is a runner, but he usually runs on was the one running backwards up the hills minutes off last years race time and likely passed a few more runners as well. I want to thank all of the walkers for While many people pledged anything from a dime to a dollar for each person ply donated to the cause, he explained. the race and were giving us donations and der during his tour of duty, ran with an arm brace, which gave some people the wrong A lot of people thought he was running shoulder and hes going to go back to the Middle East as a civilian employee in the ber with a new group of wounded veterans, And its still not too late to help make their effort. the website www.skinnylegs.com and click St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 7 Chabuz Passes 808 Runners in 8 Tuff Miles and Rakes in $6,000+ for TRR 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 Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid tie systems Battery stand alone systems Solar Hot water systems Solar Pool Pumps Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-642-0351 e: firstname.lastname@example.org SAVE $$$$$ St. John Tradewiinds
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds John, which means the March winds are blowing strong and the be offering the best sailing deal on the island. The 16th Almost Annual Guy The party will be at Miss Vies 24, and the fun can be accessed by water or by land. day sails aboard their vessels for only $40, which will get one a Miss Vies beach and admission to the party which includes live music and lunch. Anyone who doesnt feel like braving the waves to the beach is and pay the $20 entry fee. All proceeds from the Flotilla its computer labs and expand its ebook capabilities, according to Weve been having some computer problems and we want to make sure that we have more ested in learning technology and electronic books to entice our Silver Cloud. Once at the beach, hot dogs and hamburgers grilled parents. When not splashing in the John reggae stars Inner Visions are sure to keep the crowd entertained. The local reggae band will kick off their afternoon set at tickets for sale for the chance to take home a number of prizes, including the grand prize of a cool $500 in cash. There will be a cash bar at the beach and day sailers are asked to bring beverages of their choice along with them for their cruise over to Vies. Guests sailing over ghy dock at 9 a.m. on March 24 and drivers should plan to arrive at the East End beach at 12 p.m. nity, for their continued support of the school. We really appreciate the supappreciated how the people here are concerned about the school 8 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 16th Almost Annual GBS Flotilla set for March 24 at Miss Vies Campground St. John Tradewiinds 15th AnnualSt. Patrick's Day ParadeSaturday, March 17thStarts at 12:00 High NoonParade participants should meet at the Cruz Bay tennis courts by 11:30 am For more information, call The Quiet Mon Pub at 779-4799From the Kitchen: Corned Beef & CabbageServing Irish Fare All Day Live Music by Chris Carsel & Company Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) email@example.comVezios Custom Painting
St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 9 St. John Tradewinds dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of not only the children who participate in the program but also the lives of the teachers and families who support these children, is gearing up for an evening of dance, Rhumblines Restaurant. Adonis will keep the party going until 2 a.m. Dance teaching method. is $10, which includes one free specialty cocktail There will be a cash bar in addition to specialty cockfor grabs. schools. All proceeds will support funding needed ticipating schools the week of March 26. Ulla F. place June 12. Pierre Dulaine, founder of Dancing emcee this event! Thanks to Rhumblines, La Plancha del Mar and Asolare for donating goods and services to the event. rooms, call the Executive Director at 340-513-9361. Foundation of the Virgin Islands. Donations are taxdeductible to the full extent allowed by law. To learn Night of Dancing Classrooms Planned for March 31 at Rhumblines Restaurant St. John Tradewiinds Tragedy Hits Close to Home St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewiinds
10 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds NEW CLASSES & OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS! Watercolor Day on Beach Potters Wheel Sculpting the Figure 340-776-6226 ext 212 340-514-6594 mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Continued on Page 19 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Now two recently reduced condominium units at las is a stand-alone, one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo with a private screened in porch in a serene breezes. With estimated monthly payments of around only $1,300 a month for this unit, condo ownership could be easily within grasp, according to Lovegreen. Estimated payment amount includes insurance of 5 percent and other terms which may not be the actual terms applicable to each buyer and may not ina private screened in porch offer small water views, Also recently reduced, Unit D is available for $210,000 with estimated monthly payments of only $1,400, explained Lovegreen. units apart from the many other condos available on John. And condo fees are very low at only $500 a Affordable Conch Villas Units Can Make Condo Ownership a Reality
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds ing up donations from the groups second annual fundraiser for the local at least one person from their team walking around the track all the way The all-night event strives to drive home the message that cancer The event truly brings the whole community together because cancer up of people of all different ages from all different backgrounds. On the heels of the plannings committees second successful Relay for Life, the group recently convened to congratulate itself and see what We had a little get together last week for the Relay committee and said. It was amazing that everyone was back on board, so I told them if The thing is, the committee is such a great group of people and there While the committees full roster is set to return to their posts in the With the now veteran Relay for Life planning committee on board for a third annual event in February 2013, supporters can expect another amazing event. When you get a group that works as well as we do, its like the dream The group will take a much deserved several month break before reSt. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 11 St. John Tradewinds Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis announced last week throughout the territory, effective April 2, 2012. 4 p.m. Persons conducting business processes requiring payment for the cashiers to accept funds. Employees of the Lt. Governors to 5 p.m. nience that may cause. Francis Announces New Hours Second Annual Relay for Life Tally at $180,000 and Growing
12 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 VOW RENEWAL PHOTOS A VAILABLE FREE OF CHARGEhttp://tropicalfocus.zenfolio.com/vowrenewal2012 By Mares Crane St. John Tradewinds with anything that could be made festive with a bit of green food coloring. Instead of those old standbys, here are a few traditional dishes from the Emmeal while still honoring all things Irish. Steak and Guinness Pie sure to transport you to the land of leprechauns and four leaf clovers. Olive oil 2 pounds stewing beef cut into 2 inch cubes 2 large carrots chopped 2 large onions chopped 3 cloves of garlic minced 2 sticks celery chopped 1 small package of button mushrooms, cut into quarters okay) chopped 1 can of Guinness 2 tsp tomato paste 2 tsp worcestershire sauce 1 box ready made puff pastry sheets 1 beaten egg Preheat oven to 375 F In a large ovenproof pan, pour in a tablespoon the pan and brown the beef in batches. Dont over load the pan. Place all vegetables and meat back in the pan. Add mushrooms, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, herbs and Guinness. Add salt and pepper to taste. St. Patricks Day Fare Beyond Corned Beef and Cabbageplace into oven for one and a half hours. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven and bake until the meat is tender and sauce is rich and dark, about one more hour. If mixture is too watery, place on stove top burner and reduce liquid further. Allow to cool. puff pastry to cover. Put a full puff pastry sheet on top of the pie dish. with beaten egg. 40 minutes. Champ The Irish love all things potatoes and this dish is no exception. It is kale as well. Feel free to add kale or other green leafy vegetable. 1.5 pounds of potatoes, peeled and quartered 2 oz. butter 1/3 cup milk in the middle when pierced with a knife. Drain potatoes well and add butter and milk. Mash until creamy, but not pasty. Top with scallion greens for decoration. To make champs even richer, swap heavy cream for the milk. T raditional Irish Coffee This is my Mums absolute favorite and Im sure it will be a favorite of yours soon as well. 1/2 cup good quality coffee 2 tsp sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp heavy cream Put a teaspoon into a glass with a stem and pour near boiling water into the glass to warm it. The teaspoon will prevent the glass from crack Pour in the whisky and then the coffee, leaving about an inch of space on the top of the glass. Pour in sugar and make sure it dissolves. This is necessary to ensure the coffee. on top. Perfect! wont need to add the extra. The cheats way to make the cream presenta tion is to whip the heavy cream.
St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 13 Bajo el Sol Is Featuring Boulon and Samuel for Month of March St. John Tradewinds at Mongoose Junction, is featuring of March. of the year preparing for their feaceptional. her talents in the art medium of Impressionistic and ranges from This show promises to be a series of land/seascapes including her favorite locations in different light, times of day, and times of year. share his gift through teaching, is spending every day in his classroom, having retired from teach ing in the public school system last fall. Taking the art of wood turning created a unique body of work for his show. Many types and shapes time and the results show the time and talent needed to achieve this level of art. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 more information call 693-7070. Support your local newspaper! We need your support to report.
14 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 a parking space in town while doing our daily business. As usual, I cruised through the parking lot across I know people park in this lot all day because I have heard people admit to parking early, then taking the Is it not true the new parking lot near the car barge was created for this purpose? If we have boxes to mail while a wonderful addition, is less than convenient. Is it too much to ask for the daily commuters to plan dock? beach, next to taxi parking. Two of the spaces were taken by large taxi vans; one was taken by a police car. There were several empty spaces in the taxi parking We are not allowed to park in the taxi spaces. Why are the taxis allowed to take a public space when we would be to allocate to the public all of the dock spaces with the exception of three. All but three taxis could park at the new parking lot and use either cell phones or another communica tion system to call the next needed taxis once the dock side taxis move with their passengers onboard. I realize everyone wants to park where it is most convenient for them, but shouldnt logic prevail for allowing what is most fair for the most people? Denise W rightCrossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 No Where To Park in Cruz Bay Simple Logic Needed WHAT DO YOU THINK?NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY MARCH 15TH Keeping Track of Crime 2012-TO-DATE Director Nikolao Pula Asst. Secretary Anthony Babauta, This is a follow up to the correspondence of February 17, 2012 regarding concerns of the residents of those whose voices continue to be ignored. In the above mentioned correspondence assistance tuses necessary to conduct and ensure a transparent, interim supervisor and board. This is an extremely time sensitive issue and needs the immediate intervention and assistance of DOI/ OIA to bring resolve to our up coming election of the Education. In light of all that has and is taking place here in your Unincorporoated Territory, a colony of sively address the concerns raised in both correspondences. The residents through solution oriented town meet ing discussions will begin to develop consensus as to what we envision the Virgin Islands can and should be. We must determine and prioritize what are the gin Islands. Determine what resources are needed and can be available to provide immediate relief and long term solutions. The people of the Virgin Islands petition the Destatus of the Virgin Islands Government as well as the with hundreds of essential employees are terminated for political reasons. The assistance from DOI/OIA to request an emer gency audit by the Federal Inspector Generals to deernment accounts to include but not limited to all miscellaneous and operating accounts. Once we know the truth we can participate in determining what the priorities should be and what else can or should be borrowed and appropriated. heartless actions continues to provoke, antagonize and threaten the human element. The inhumane manner of the dismissals and many other punitive actions are pushing the people to civil disobedience. for Government employees; approved borrowing in excess of $250 million and increased gross receipts yet dismisses nurses and teachers, misuses stimulus funds and has not collecting property taxes for four years. When was the last general audit conducted on V. I. government funds, accounts etc.? We do not have a gun to our heads! We do not have to react irrationally, emotionally or in fear. Let us take this time to plan! Board of Elections Must Go; Interim Supervisor NeededContinued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 15 A Recall is one of the few and legal last resorts we voters have to ousting any member of any elected oflanguage (or complicated, depending on who you ask) found in Title 12 of the Revised Organic Act of 1954 (ROA). dubbed Operation Recall, is well underway. It was initiated by a bunch of very concerned voters who are adamant about our right to free and transparent voting processes; processes currently void here in the voting machines that do not meet forward and lawful electronic voting machine technology; technol ogy which mandates a component that evidences our votes as they were case. Much like a banks ATM or a stores automated cashier machine does, tangible proof of our votes as they were cast should appear from the voting machine and left at the polls should the need for a true recount arises. posed to voting on such untrustworthy contraptions demanded either the provisional or the paper ballot. We were categorically and overwhelmingly denied, Whereas the denial of a paper ballot may be deemed We have until mid-to-end of March to complete Phase One of the Recall. Phase Two will commence only when it has been determined that we have met an issue from day one, the matter of precise formuThere are several reasons for alarm of this elec remain troubled that they would proceed with business-as-usual while we also remain steadfast on votits own recent letter dated February 27, 2012, Joint tory of the Virgin Islands in non-compliance with the Move Act. powerment Act) is a federal mandate we toyed with for years and now it has caught up with us. It represents a voting pool of which its toying will be no longer tolerated by the feds. pliance with federal ADA laws. The physically chal3. This general election, as always every two years, chines they, the nations primary lawmakers, have already outlawed. voting machines will be allowed in this territory. To date, ours are not. This new local requirement for new voting machines is already law as of Dec. 28, 2011. both federally and locally. The slow pace at which the will cause the dawn of highly requested provisional and/or paper ballots as the only options we voters have. Those options will have need to be formalized as a specially created ballots, we will not know the results sue since the winners cannot serve until after inauguration the following January anyway. Others say they want to know much sooner than that. We can never DID YOU KNOW... THAT YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE NON-PROFIT GROUP AN D YOUR ISLAN D NEWSPAPER AT THE SAME TIME? (and many more) IT'S A SIMPLE SOLUTION: Underwrite a yearly advertising budget for your favorite community group. St. John Tradewinds For more information, call 776-6496. Continued on Page 16 Birth Announcement: Latalia Robin Cornelius
16 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 Bahai Community of St. John 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church Calvary Baptist Church Christian Ministry Christian Science Society Wednesday Testimonials The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cruz Bay Baptist Church Emmaus Moravian Church Jehovahs Witness 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church Nazareth Lutheran Church 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Seventh Day Adventist St. John Pentecostal Church 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Church Directoryto allocate a portion of the Federal Gasoline Excise Tax to be returned to the territory to address health and environmental concerns, establish an energy grid mal energy in the neighboring islands of Nevis and dency and to provide the territory with a more stable While this support is warranted, very much needed and appreciated, we, the people through the town participate in offering suggestions for the comprehen sive plans and budgets to address the infrastructure for the four Virgin Islands. that until an interim governor is in place it would not be in the best interest for the VI to receive these funds for the requested intent or anything else at this time. be in charge of your childs day care center? The people need to know what was the proposed plan and budget that the Virgin Island leaders submitted to request those funds. Through the town meeting discussion process we can develop realistic, applicable, comprehensive plans for the use of the excise taxes and duties, derived from petroleum products shipped from the Vir in determining where and how the Federal Gasoline Excise Tax and duties should and will be best used lands. Establishing an energy grid between the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico puts the Virgin Islands again in else. We are already 100 percent dependent on oil for our energy. And now were going to continue the dependency for energy on an outside entity, Puerto Rico? Now does that really make economic sense? And dont tell me its temporary, what should be tem porary in the V. I. ends up being permanent. Precedence has been set, by the unanimous adopgin Islands petition to allocate a portion of the excise taxes and duties imposed on petroleum products extensive, comprehensive, holistic plans and budgets issues that directly impacted on the then very fragile infrastructure, as well as providing the resources necessary for future growth and development of the Respectfully, Stephanie Scott-W illiams Board of Elections Must Go; Interim Supervisor Neededplease everyone all the time. To each their own. portunity for readily accessible re-demonstrations via available videography. There is absolutely no need for the manufacturers to come here again, nor for fur ther delay of the RFP process (Request for Proposal) being held up at our Department of Property and Procurement. The now unfortunate disband of the Elec work done to secure true election reform. Election 2012 (should there be one), but you have know that that position questions your integrity as a concerned political party, voter, candidate, citizen us. mer grouping; it equally spans across all incumbents. We have your number. We know who have signed and who have not. We thank those who have. There were even various news mediums who declined our invita tion for discussion of this pressing matter. We thank those who have not. Why would any voter or resident put themselves in potential harm of voter fraud by failing to do what it tronic voting machines? This November 2012, do we really want to vote on machines that are illegal and basic national voting requirements. Now if theyd add the missing portions MOVE Act, and wed all be happy. Do we understand that local voting laws expressly prohibit any changes to our election laws within six months of an election challenge unless ordered by a court? Which of our courts do you think would move expeditiously to permit any change? No answer? I thought so. Are we really the American morons some people wide Recall Petitions today. We deserve no less than Fraudulent political representation breeds contempt by all residents for not being adequately represented. It equally infringes upon the livelihoods of non-voters and it negatively touches upon the usually beautiful experiences of our tourists alike. or 779-6486 for sites, answers to your concerns, and/ or more information. Thank you. Harriet Mercer St. ThomasContinued on Page 14 Continued on Page 15
St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 17 Cain Speaking at UFF on Mar. 18St. John Tradewinds meets every Wednesday until the end of the school year. gram, there is no cost to participate in the mentoring program. Our young ladies can bond in less competitive ways, learn strate velopment and educational success. With a written curriculum and sturelationships; and life skills. Volunteers from the community are invited to speak to the group and hoodagenda.com.Mentoring Program Kicks Off at JESSSt. John Tradewiinds T ae Kwon Do Classes Available St. John Tradewinds lands last week announced the list of scholarships available for the year 2012. recognize that by supporting higher education, they are helping to insure the long-term health of graduate scholarship available this year, funded by Glacial Energy. Glacial Energy is proud to announce the sponship for a student who will be attending The UniPresident of Glacial Energy. The scholarship will be awarded to a 2012 graduating senior from the Virgin Islands public school system wishing demonstrates exceptional academic performance, leadership, community service and extracurricular Undergraduate Scholarships scholarships of $5,000 each to graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in environmental One year full tuition to the University of the Virgin Islands, to a student with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI by June 2011. Enforcement. scholarships preferably in the arts. dent pursuing a four-year degree in science at any mental science or marine biology. scholarship will be awarded to a 2012 graduating public school senior pursuing an education at UVI al academic performance, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities, as well as newable grants of approximately $2,250 per semester each to a graduating high school student arships, preferably for students interested in marine and environmental sciences. ested in a related degree related to health, medicine and nursing at an accredited college or university. $2,000 award to one student or $1,000 to two students with outstanding records in community ser vice that have applied to, or are already enrolled in an accredited college or university. award of $1,000 to a student at the University of the Virgin Islands, with academic excellence and degree in business. scholarships of $1,000 awarded to students that have applied to, or are already enrolled in any accredited college or university. Graduate Scholarships 3 years and resided in the V.I. for at least 5 years medical school. ate studies in alternative medicine, pharmacy or nursing. pursuing graduate degrees in the humanities, the Community Foundation of Virgin Islands Announces List of 2012 Academic Scholarships
18 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 Barefoot Design Group, LLC tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 BankingFirstbank 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552InsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace Theodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 LandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 RestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe 693-8340; www.sundogcafe.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Island Solar tel. 340-642-0531 Vezio's Custom Painting 340-776-6134 St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Expansion of Francis Bay Accessible Boardwalkand when they heard about the trail work being done, is quite beautiful as well, offering an additional salt pond viewing platform and enveloping a small tree. referring to his wife, who also volunteered on the couldnt wind around and we couldnt cut it down, so Volunteers promised to erect a sign on the tree urgAnderson. Im not exactly sure of the name, but that is what ribbean oak tree because it grows really big and is really hard. Its an indigenous tree and you certainly Kessler thanked the many volunteers who put in the hard work of completing the second phase of the crete, the Unilever Foundation, the Linden Family, Continued on Page 3
St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 19 Friday, March 2 area of the Westin Resort and Villas. Auto colli sion. Saturday, March 3 r/ recovering drug paraphernalia. Recovered drug paraphernalia. tance in retrieving personal belongings. Police assistance. Monday, March 5 she had a disagreement with her boyfriend. Police assistance. burglary. Apartments under arrest and charged with grand bance with another male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. T uesday, March 6 assistance with a male in Johns Folly. Police assistance. larceny. Grand larceny. age to a vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. the third. Thursday, March 8 and Villas p/r that a guests luggage was missing. Police assistance. is being threatened by an unknown male. Distur bance of the peace, threats. she is being harassed by her landlord. Disturbance of the peace. Friday, March 9 sistance. trespassing. Trespassing. St. John Tradewinds communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something. Even the smallwhat law enforcement needs to identify and arrest the suspects. St. John 6 a.m., the housekeeper for Villa Venuroso at 17A-1 Enighed was robbed by a male who came through the northern front door, pointed a knife at her and de$300 from her purse, and then he slapped her on both sides of her face before running away. The suspect, who was barefoot, was wearing short black pants and a long black hoodie with a black shirt over his face. St. Thomas p.m. police responded to a report M. Pearson Gardens and found a deceased black male lying par tially under a truck with multiple gunshot wounds. While on the scene the ofother victims at the Roy Leswhom had been shot. St. Croix The islands public housing communities are being plagued by vandals who are stealing aluminum windows, electrical wir ing and copper tubing from propane gas tanks used by residents for cooking; it is all being sold as scrap metal. Most often, the persons involved are not residents of that particular community. When we come together to help our neighbors, we are helping our community grow and prosper. Give law enforcement the information to identify and prosecute the ones responsible for these incidents. make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the IGBA Members Learn Composting 101 Continued from Page 4 Eighty-one percent of our waste is compostable or recycla waste and food waste make up 32 percent of our waste stream. That is the largest percent of the cess of decomposition and requires only air, water and compostable material to occur. Aeration is the process, explained White. Turning the compost will get air into the compost and will break it down faster, but you dont have to Moisture is another key part of successful composting, according to White. about 50 percent moisture in the something you pick up naturally; youll know if its too dry or too One of the most important, and trickiest, aspects of composting is getting the right carbon to nitrogen ratio, according to White. said the local architect and composting expert. Microorganisms need carbon for energy and nitrogen for growth. If you dont have enough nitrogen, your load could stay for years without compostIf there is too much nitrogen, it will create ammonia, which is Nitrogen comes from green waste like green grass clippings, raw fruit and vegetable waste and from brown waste items like dead leaves, untreated saw dust and black and white newsprint. Its a question of creating balWhite. Monitoring the composts tem perature will help determine the carbon to nitrogen ratio, White added. mometer, which is a thermometer on a long stick, and check the tem have between 150 and 160-degrees and you can often get that by keeping a ratio of about four parts green Ideally homes should have two composting areas, one for yard waste and a different one for household waste, White explained. Many people have a small container right in their kitchens, which then add to the household waste composter. A yard waste compost pile is often found farther away from the home and can be used for all trimmings and brush, White explained. It doesnt take a large amount For more information about With prices like these, anyone who thinks they missed the good old days of affordable condo ownagent. These condos are ideal for long term residents who feel that they had previously missed the Lovegreen. At the current price and with the right mortgage terms, ones monthly payments could be For someone looking to invest, the units, with the walk to town location, would rent well in the long successfully marketed as discount And to make the deal even sweeter, the seller of these units $375,000 and expect monthly payments of around $2,610. and rent out the other either short reen. For more information about -On the Market: Conch VillasContinued from Page 10
20 St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient BODY HITSACROSS only Fears PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS AL-ANON MEETINGS T uesday, March 13 Jensen. Sunday, March 18 able upon prior request. Saturday, March 24 Saturday, March 31 set sail aboard the historic Roseway. Departure will be from the are $75 and the number of passengers is limited. For more details call 514-3718. grade children which utilizes ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of not only the children who participate in the program but also the lives of the teachers and families who support these children, is gearing up for an evening of dance, drink cialty cocktail and dance lessons.
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through the legislature, the election board will have to go First of all, its important for us to clarify that this effort nity for the people to decide if they want to continue to keep The legislation did not pop up overnight; the move for creating this bill actually began years ago, explained Nelson. This started a long time ago from the governors initial Nelson said. I didnt rush to do this. I have been quietly observing his behavior as governor and much of his behavior from the corruption with the house to his handling of certain proposals which have come down to the legislature This is also about his immature behavior and his playing the blame game instead of coming up with solutions to Territory address, the governor called out senators and in our current conditions, he spent more than 60 percent of his speech blaming the business community and even workers. Taking into consideration all the things that have taken place, from the $40 million in retroactive wages that were paid to the negotiation of union contracts prior to his reelec tion and then the sudden change once his second term was secured, it calls into question the governors intention and The legislature approved many of deJonghs measures, which have done nothing to improve the territorys economy, explained Nelson. This governor has had a great relationship with the that hes gotten federal funds and on top of that hes gotten almost $300 million in recovery funds and he used all of continue to worsen in the territory, and not only the infrahearings to be scheduled on all three islands, explained Nelson. They sent the bill to committee and there are supposed to be hearings on all three islands so the people can say dates for those hearings for the bill, which he had not done as of press time. If the bill does not ever come up for vote, there is another recall route citizens can launch; a recall petition. If 51 percent of registered voters sign a petition demanding a be forced to organize it, Nelson added. Many people dont like to sign their names to petitions, OReilly. I feel that there seems to be a lot of rancor and concern workers and even the business community are feeling that there is no direction for us. I want to give the people of the Virgin Islands the opportunity to decide if they want to keep To read the full bill and get contact information for the full legislature, check out www.legvi.org. INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM HALF MOON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and master ful construction throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an artistic statement in a world class setting. 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HH-RVSD TW 3.12.2012.indd 1 3/8/12 2:13 PM St. John Tradewinds, March 12-18, 2012 23 Bill 29-0289: Recalling deJongh/Francis AdministrationContinued from Page 3Hes gotten everything he asked for and on top of that hes gotten federal funds and on top of that hes gotten almost $300 million in recovery funds and he used all of this money and we have not seen improvement. Conditions continue to worsen in the territory, and not only the infrastructure, but the
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