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St. John Rotary's Immediate Past District Governor Diana White, above second from right, smiles for the camera with this year's Paul Harris Fellow honorees, (L to R) Dave Carlson, Bruce Munro, Bev Biziewski, Patrick and Marilyn Pearson, Margaret Labrenz and Robert Schlesinger. STORY ON PAGE 3April 2-8, 2012 Copyright 2012CBYC Raises $28,500 for GBS StudentsPage 5St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical Focus Rotary Club of St. John Honors Paul Harris Fellows This Years JESS Gala Will Be at Elegant Turtle BayPage 4Two STJ Men Convicted of Armed Robbery of Local BankPage 3 Son and Brother Amos Remembered As Rutniks Prepare for Ruby TourneyPage 15
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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St. John took time to honor seven individuals with the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow Award during the groups weekly meeting on Friday afternoon, March 30, at the Westin Resort and Villas. Named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris Fellows are awarded in recognition of $1,000 contributed to The Rotary Foundation by the recipient or by someone in his/her name. While the awards are most often handed out to Rotarians, the St. John club honored three non-Rotarians for their dedication to the community. Rotarys immediate Past District Governor Diana White was on hand to make the presentations last week. Joan Bermingham made donations in honor of two friends, Margaret Labrenz and Beverly Biziewski, each of whom has made a lasting impact on the St. John community. Labrenz, who opened Cruz Bay Realty in 1985, has served as president and archivist for the St. John Historical Society and has been a member of St. John Singers for 30 years. Biziewski, retired from her medical profession, has worked with the local AARP chapter, St. John Relay for Life, V.I. Audubon Society and the St. John Historical Society. Rotary Club of St. John member John Fuller made a donation to the Rotary Foundation in honor of Dave Carlson, a past president of the group and current board member. There are few members who demonstrate the continuing dedication to Rotary and the principle of Service Above Self as Dave, Past District Governor White said during the awards ceremony. Although Patrick Pearson and his wife live on St. Thomas, he is a charter member of the St. John Rotary Club and still manages to attend the weekly meetings. Both Patrick and Marilyn Pearson were honored by the club last week. The club made a donation in Patrick Pearsons name while Fuller made a donation in honor of Marilyn Pearson. His good humor and can do spirit add immeasurably to our club, said White. Marilyn Pear son is the wife, business partner and loving supporter of husband Patrick in all his Rotary activities. Behind every good man there stands a better woman, and we acknowledge that the Family of Rotary is key to the success of Rotary and recognize Marilyn for her continuing support. Bruce Munro, president of the St. John Rotary club, was honored on behalf of the group. He has stepped up to the challenges of a small club and has made club growth and support of St. John youth programs a club priority, said White. He has proBruce can be counted upon to be fully involved in all club activities. Robert Schlesinger, secretary for the past three years and current president-elect of the group, was honored on behalf of the club. Bob is able to juggle business, family and Rotary to stay heavily involved in all, said White. His enthusiastic involvement in all aspects of St. John Rotary portend well for his leadership year coming up. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After a three-day trial in U.S. District Court last week, a federal jury found two St. John men guilty of a 2011 armed robbery of Mer chants Commercial Bank. On Wednesday, March 28, a federal jury convicted Shevaun Browne, 25, and Kadeem Thomas, 22, both of St. John, of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery and aiding and abetting armed bank robbery. Thomas was also convicted of ing the commission of a crime of violence. Browne and Thomas face maximum sentences of 25 years behind bars, and $250,000 in robbery convictions, according to a prepared statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. Thomas also faces an additional in prison, according to the statement. The two men were convicted of robbing Merchants Commercial Bank in Estate Chocolate Hole of $47,529 on January 11, 2011. A third defendant in the case, Keven Fessale, 22 also of St. John, accepted a plea agreement from gave testimony for the prosecution, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. As part of the March 8 agreement, Fessale pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 ment. Fessale is scheduled to be sentenced on June 14 in U.S. District Court. During the trial, Fessale tesfriends had met to discuss the ness on a small island with a lot of cash, according to the Daily News report. Evidence presented at trial painted Browne as the ring leader and as the person who provided used during the robbery, according to the DOJ statement. Browne and Thomas, who had been out on bail, were immediately remanded to the Bureau of Cor rections following the conviction last week. They are scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on June 28. In the wake of the January 2011 armed bank robbery, V.I. Police that two masked men, one holding ordered everyone to the ground. One robber went through the drawers and collected cash from blue GMC Jimmy which belonged to Browne. The vehicle was discovered abandoned on a dead end street up the hill from Merchants Commercial Bank, police announced after the robbery. No suspects, however, were detained at that time. The three suspects remained at large on St. John until Februnabbed all three men at various locations on St. John. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nelson Jones and Ishmael Meyers, according to DOJ statement. St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 3 Thursday, April 5thINDEXAsk the Auto Doctor ...........12 Business Directory .............18 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Letters ...........................14-17 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23Shevaun Browne and Kadeem Thomas Convicted of Armed Robbery of Merchants Commercial Bank Rotary Club Honors Seven with Paul Harris Award Bureau of Internal Revenue Announces Extended Hours for Filing Tax ReturnsDirector of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue Claudette Watson-Ander son, CPA, last week reminded the public that come tax returns with the Bureau is Tuesday, April 17. Taxpayers are also reminded that they St. Croix will have extended hours for the convenience of the taxpayers. On St. John, the taxpayers on Monday and Tuesday, April 17. 2011 returns by the April 17 due date are reminded that they must properly estimate the 4868 no later than April 17. The extension is must pay the tax due on April 17 to avoid the failure to pay penalty. For more information call 715-1040, ext. 2249.
By Zoe Ferrigno St. John Tradewinds On Saturday night, May 5, local educators, parents and community members will gather at Caneel Bay Resort for the annual Julius E. Sprauve School fundraising gala. While this year marks the galas 15th anniversary, returning guests should expect an event unlike any theyve attended in years past. Traditionally a more sit-down event, this years gala is being billed as a masquerade ball and will feature student performances, shows in addition to both a live and silent auction. Along with this new design, the gala is also gaining a new location. Previously hosted at Caneels Sunset Terrace, the evenings festivities this year are moving to the resorts Turtle Bay Estate House. Organizers of the upcoming gala hope that these changes will create a more social, interactive environment. We want people to have options, said JESS Principal Dionne Wells, a former student of the Cruz Bay public school her self. We want people to feel like theyre at a party. JESS Vice Principal Brenda Dalmida agreed. This is not a sit-and-fall-asleep event, said Dalmida. We plan to dance the night away. The gala was originally or ganized to raise money for the school after it was damaged in 1995s Hurricane Marilyn. In the years since that inaugural event, proceeds have funded projects like renovating classrooms and updating cafeteria equipment. This time around, money raised will be put towards two important causes: repairing the school campuss existing intercom system; and purchasing cutting-edge technology for the students and staff. JESS intercom system is a powerful tool used to make daily school-wide announcements, explained Wells. The system is also used to recognize students for their achievements and showcase their talents, said the principal. The current system, however, is 10 years old, and has a tendency to cut out mid-message, according Repairing the intercom system will make communication within the schools four-building campus Wells explained. As for the latter of the two causes, JESS strives to give each of its students the opportunity to interact with technology every day, according to Wells. In keeping with this goal, a por tion of the funds from this years gala will go towards purchasing: new computers for classrooms; new parts for SMART interactive boards used in place of traditional dry erase and chalk boards; iPads, on which students will be able to utilize reading and math applications; and technology carts, said Wells. Technology carts contain between 20 and 24 laptops each and are essentially mobile computer labs, which will be shared by several classrooms within the school, explained the JESS principal. These goals are clearly in line with this years gala theme of Touching Childrens Lives, As We Impact Their Future. It [technology] is the future, said Vice Principal Dalmida. Were trying to stay current and up-to-date. Our kids need to be cognizant of what theyre going to experience when they get out into the world of work. At the heart of this galas new look and progressive fundraising missions is, of course, a bigger and more enduring goal to ensure that JESS remains an outstanding place of learning for the communitys children, explained Dalmida. When done well, public education is phenomenal, she said. We have high expectations. We want to make sure that public schools are a real option for the children of St. John. That objective is something to which Caneel Bay which has hosted the gala for all 15 years is also committed. Its important to us to contribute to and help the community, said Caneel General Manager Nikolay Hotze. Weve chosen to help the Sprauve school, and well continue to do so. We need to give back. After the dancing and entertainment, the gala is really all about the children, added Wells. Children are our future, she said. We have to make sure our children are prepared to be productive citizens of society, and it starts at school. The 15th Annual JESS gala is set for Saturday, May 5, at Caneel Bays Turtle Bay Estate House from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $100. For more information call JESS at 776-6336 or check out www.jessgala.com.4 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo FileJESS gala attendees enjoy laughs and fun while raising money for the Cruz Bay public elementary and middle school. 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! JESS Fundraising Gala Will Be Caneel Bays Elegant Turtle Bay
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About 25 local captains hoisted their sails on Saturday morning, March 24, and headed out of Coral Bay for a day of music, food and fun while raising some serious cash for Guy Benjamin School. With locals and visitors alike aboard the vessels, the sailors set off for Miss Vies campground on the East End of St. John, to take part in the 16th almost annual Cor al Bay Yacht Club Flotilla fundown tall ship Silver Cloud which transported about 35 GBS students out to the East End beach for the party. Even more attendees arrived by car as early morning clouds quickly parted and a postcard perfect day unfolded for the cruisers, GBS students, parents, faculty, friends and those just looking for a beach party for a great cause. From entrance fees, day sails looking to raise about $13,000 for the Coral Bay public elementary school. Several private donors, however, sent the total way above what even the most optimistic or ganizers had envisioned. We had a lot of sailors take people out to the beach and even more people who drove out, said CBYC Commodore Stephen Hendren. We were hoping to raise about $13,000 or so when I heard that someone had just handed over a $15,000 check. Lisa de Kooning, who also made a sizeable donation to last summers Team River Runner Chaotic Kayak Race fundraiser, wrote a $15,000 check and another resident added an additional $1,000 to the fundraising pot. In total, the more than previous years. So many people helped out and got involved, said Hendren. It made me proud to be a part of the community. GBS Principal Dr. Whitman Browne, while unable to attend the success. Im really pleased with how the day went, said Browne. Its really wonderful and it shows that there is a commitment to the children and people are willing to help. Local reggae sensation Inner Visions entertained the crowd as GBS PTO members and teachers served up West Indian fare, explained Hendren. Inner Visions was fantastic as always; they showed up early and played all afternoon, said Hendren. GBS parents and PTO members made unbelievable food. There was chicken and ribs and roni and cheese to potato salad and everything. In addition to the local fare, CBYC members were also serving up fresh grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with plenty of side dishes bellies. success, CBYC members had no doubt they plan to be back next year once again to host the fundraiser, Hendren added. Well be back next year for sure, said the CBYC Commodore. Residents dont have to wait until March to support GBS. Contact the Coral Bay Community Counmake a donation to the school. Up next for the CBYC is the annual Commodores Cup in May. Hosted in conjunction with the St. John and Nauti Yacht Clubs, the regatta is scheduled this year for Saturday, May 5, and will be the start of a new tradition. We decided to have the Comday of May each year now, said Hendren. That is Derby Day, so people can sail in the morning and then take a break and a shower and have plenty of time to watch the horse race that afternoon at 6 p.m. So mark those calendars for May 5 and be sure to be in Coral Bay for all the Commodore Cup sailing action. St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 5 CBYC Flotilla for GBS Is Huge Success and Raises Almost $30,000 Im really pleased with how the day went. Its really wonderful and it shows that there is a commitment to the children and people are willing to help. Whitman Browne, GBS principal Delroy "Ital" Anthony keeps the beat going aboard Sliver Cloud as Guy Benjamin School students the Coral Bay tall ship.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Mary Burks R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing 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 Tradewinds Friends of Peter and Dorothy Muilen burg are hosting a Pot Luck Love Party on Sunday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hawksnest Beach. Friends of the long-time St. John residents are asked to bring their favorite pot luck dish (along with labeled serving dishes) and beverages for a day of celebrating love for Peter and Dorothy Muilenburg. The grills will be stoked up and manned and waiting for beverages and there will be a board for friends to post their favor ite pictures and mementos from 40 years of joy and good energy from the Muilenburgs. Dont forget those musical instruments and favorites stories to share. Parking at Hawksnest is limited and in regulation spots. Take a shuttle from the Enighed Pond gravel parking lot and ride out to the party in style for only $5 each way. Look for the shuttles with the red balloons. For more information call 776-6922.6 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 ACC Gearing Up for May 19 WagapaloozaPot Luck Love Party for Peter and Dorothy Muilenburg April 15 Special to St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. John is swinging into action in preparation for their major fundraiser of the year, Wagapalooza. Waga will be on Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the members include co-chairwomen Viky Becker and Sally Furlong. Kelly Cruikshank and Heidi Stout are in charge of pre-Waga Tshirt solicitations and Monica Munro is the ACC Board of DirecSponsorship opportunities are currently being solicited, accord ing to Cruikshank. Local businesses can help support the animal vices; product donations; or a general monetary donation. For information on sponsorship or donations email Cruikshank at email@example.com. The Waga committee is currently formulating the categories of dog show participation. The categories will be somewhat different this year from previous years. The categories will be announced in next weeks St. John Tradewinds with information about how to register for the competition. Please join us for aPot Luck LOVE Party for Peter & Dorothy MuilenburgSunday April 15th11am 4pm Hawksnest Bring your favorite Pot Luck dish* and drinks for a day of celebrating your love for Peter and Dorothy. Well have the grills stoked up and manned by the pros, coolers ready and waiting with ice and a board for you to post your favorite pictures and mementos from 40 years of joy and good energy that P&D have given St. John. Dont forget your musical instrument or favorite story to share. Take a shuttle from town for only $5 each way.Parking is limited at Hawksnest and the federal nes are $75 if you dont park in a regulation spot and theres no getting out of them. Look for the shuttles with the Red Balloons at the Enighed Pond Gravel Lot and ride out in style. *Please bring a labeled serving utensil for your dish. Call 776-6922 if you have any questions.Photo by Don Brown St. John Tradewiinds News Photo FileThe island's popular dog show Wagapalooza is just around the corner.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Since Happy Fish closed its doors early this year, St. John sushi fans have been forced to travel off-island to indulge their hanker ing. Soon the creative culinary team at La Plancha del Mar will more open Zero Sushi at Happy Fishs of The Marketplace very, very soon, explained La Plancha owner and general manager Jason Howard. And while there will certainly be fresh tuna rolls and other offer ings to make traditionalists more than happy, the Zero Sushi menu will also include playful takes on pan-Asian cuisine. One thing were going to have are lettuce wraps, said Howard. Instead of being rolled in rice and nori, were going to use romaine lettuce with ponzu salad dressing for some rolls. Other rolls will be wrapped only in cucumber for a really light and fresh taste. Purists need not worry. The Zero Sushi menu will include two separate sections; one full of all the traditional rolls and sashimi, and the other dedicated to distinctly La Plancha takes on sushi offerings. Were going to be crossing the Japanese and Chinese gap, said Howard. We have one roll that will be made with either tuna or hamachi. It will be a nice spicy version wrapped with rice and nori and then tempura fried and drizzled with General Tsos Chicken sauce. Zero Sushi will also offer plenty of cooked options as well. The team installed a grill in the kitchen, so look out for fresh grilled steaks and seafood and plenty of rice noodle bowls. Were going to move away from strictly Japanese food and make it more of a pan-Asian experience with hot food on the menu too, said Howard. Diners can also expect a pared down menu, offering far fewer than Happy Fishs 75 roll options, Howard added. Were drastically reducing the size of the menu from what Happy Fish offered, he said. Were going to have a small menu based on what we know we can get all the time. But being that we are on an island, there are times when you just cant get some items. The new sushi menu will also cation to local fare. There will be plenty of fresh local vegetables and salads and, whenever possible, local treats plucked from nearby waters. Were really going to try to focus on local products as much as possible, Howard said. We have a supplier who has been going out 80 miles south of St. Croix on two80 to 90 pound tunas. Were going to serve that as much as we can. Local mahi, snapper and wahoo are fantastic for sushi too, he said. One of my favorites is also rainbow runner, which is like the Atlantic version of hamachi with With help from La Plancha mixologist Kevin Baker, the bar at Zero Sushi will also offer plenty of craft cocktails along with sake, both hot and cold. Were going to have sake cocktails and some of our infusions, but were going to keep the crazy stuff here and make Zero more accessible, said Howard. You wont have to take a class on sake to enjoy the bar at Zero. With this new venture, the La door on the old Black Sand Bistro days, explained Howard. We moved our lease from Black Sand to take over this space, he said. only for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. but Howard has plans to start serving lunch after a while, he explained. If a recent dish of fresh local tuna and micro greens, wrapped in cucumber and sprinkled with sesame seeds and a light ponzu vinaigrette is any indication of things to come, no one will want to miss the anticipated opening of Zero Sushi.St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 7 Traditional Rolls and Creative Cuisine Coming Soon at Zero SushiA fresh local tuna roll wrapped in cucumber is a light and refreshing take on the traditional rice and nori wrapping.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott St. Ursulas Episcopal ChurchCruz Bay, St. JohnEaster Week ServicesMaundy Thursday, April 5 Holy Eucharist Agape Meal, and Stripping of the Altar 6 p.m. Good Friday, April 6 Celebration of the Lords Passion 12 p.m. noon Saturday, April 7 The Great Vigil of Easter Principal Service of Easter 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8 Sunday of the Resurrection Holy Eucharist 9 a.m. For more information, call 340-776-6306 P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M
8 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Ingrid AbreyCrews aboard PowerPlay and Mayhem, above, ride a leg of the race on the rail. St. John Tradewinds It came down to the wire on the last day for winners in three of six classes at the International Rolex Regatta, which began Friday, March 23, and hosted 68 boats and over 500 sailors representing the U.S., Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Canada, The Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Sweden, Monaco and multiple Caribbean islands. The event, in its 39th year and hosted by St. Thomas Yacht Club in the USVI, is the oldest regatta in Rolexs portfolio of global sailing events, and is considered the Crown Jewel of Caribbean regattas. The last day of sailing, Sunday, March 25, saw tactically demanding Pillsbury Sound races, with courses that wound through the cays of St. Thomas and St. John, decided winners in one IRC and three CSA classes as well as a Beach Cat class, while one-design IC 24s completed six short-course races in Jersey Bay to determine that classs victor. The races were sailed in pictureperfect conditions, which included plenty of sunshine and 15-knot breezes, which made the overcast skies and intermittent rain showers that prevailed over the last two days but a distant memory. Peter Cunninghams (George Town, CAY) 52-foot PowerPlay took overall victory in IRC, where nine boats were competing, and won a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Chronometer as a prize for its excellent performance. The teams main competition was Willem Westers (Breskens, Zeeland, NED) Grand Soleil 46 Antilope (steered by Belgian Olympian Philippe Bergmans) and Ashley Wolfes (Alberta, Canada) IRC 52 Mayhem second and third, respectively. We were head-to-head with Mayhem the whole regatta, which made it exciting, said Cunningham, who added that Mayhems of the series (for a pre-start infraction) and the dismasting of Lord Irvine Laidlaw of Rothiemays (MON) IRC 52 Highland Fling XII were unfortunate. one second to Mayhem and Antilope (who corrected out equally and posted 1.5 points each) to The sailing is so interesting here; you cant relax even one second or second. Volvo Ocean Race veteran Bouwe Bekking (NED), tactician aboard Antilope, was pleased with second, especially since Antilope is a heavier displacement boat than the others, and he conceded that the story might have been different had Mayhem not shown a DSQ in her score line. They would have had a second in that race, so you can count back and see that they would have done that much better, said Bekking. But thats yacht racing. The competition on the last day of racing was unusually close in CSA 1, where Andrea Scarabellis (Cole Bay, St. Maarten) Melges 24 Budget Marine/Gill managed to maintain the lead it had established on day one and kept the second ay. It was by a mere half point that the team prevailed over Magnitude 400, a Farr 400 owned and skippered by Doug Baker (Long Beach, Calif.). The battle of the 40 footers, of which there were four in the class, had been billed as one to watch, but it quickly became clear that the Melges 24 came prepared to win. Budget Marine/ Gill posted two victories in the town races which featured plenty of downwind sailing. This was good for us, said the teams tactician Christopher Mar shall. But the second day had lots of upwind sailing and thats when it paid off for the bigger boats ( Magnitude 400 won both races.). Then today was a mixed bag.Close Finish at 39th International Rolex RegattaContinued on Page 18 Happy Holidays!
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With cocktails like the vodka, cucumber and mint Motu-ijto and the ginger infused Motu-tini it wont be long before Cruz Bays newest lounging and liming spot is no longer a locals secret. Dawn Burgess and Jimmy Neighbors opened Motu Bar on the deck of the new Low Key Water sports building right across the street from Cruz Bay Beach a little over a week ago and word is already getting out about the great breezes and even better drinks. gess, who has been on St. John for six years and obviously learned about the ins and outs of island hospitality at Woodys Seafood Saloon, where she Movable wicker separate couch pieces with bright turquoise cushions beckon passersby to the deck just off the new Low Key store. Grab a stool at the stone bar or relax on one of the couches and soak up the breeze off the water. Listen to the waves crashing on the beach just across the road and order up one of Motus signature drinks. Were doing classic island cocktails with a lighter twist, said Burgess. Instead of a regular mojito, for instance, we have one with vodka and cucumber, which is light and refreshing. All of our drinks are light and beachy and summery. Another libation not to miss is what Burgess calls drink slowly melts, keeping the champagne chilled Looking for something a little more decadent? Try one of Burgess gourmet bushwhackers. Choose from peanut butter, double stuff made with Oreo cookies or an Italian bushwhacker, whipped up with creamy Nutella. For those looking for something a little less frou frou, grab a frosty mug and call it good. Motu Bar is also serving up draft beer from St. John Brewers. Last week, the bar was pouring Summer Ale and Green Flash, but the offerings will change, Burgess explained. Burgess will also be changing up her wine offer ings routinely, she added. We started out offering a few wines and then a bunch of people requested chardonnay, so we added that, said Burgess. Well be changing our wine selection. So if you dont see something you like, just ask. While there is no kitchen at Motu Bar, patrons can nosh on chips and snack bags available or order food from nearby Banana Deck, which will deliver right to the bar stool. cebook or just stop by the deck, grab a libation and relax. Motu Bar is also available for private functions, from bridal showers to cocktail parties. Its a great place to watch the sunset, said Bur gess. And what bride-to-be wouldnt love sipping on a Sexy Bellini and watching the Caribbean sun sink below the horizon. For more information on Motu Bar call Burgess at 407-758-6924.St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 9 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottLounge at Motu Bar next to Low Key Watershports.Motu Bar in Cruz Bay Serving Up Classic Caribbean Cocktails with Twist Present this ad. Save 10% ABOVE THE MA IN LOBBY SERVING WEDNES D A Y SUND A Y : : P M BAR & LOUNGE OPEN : : P M R E S ERV A TIONS HIGHL Y RECOMMENDED EXT. WR-TW 3.19.2012 CBPrime.indd 1 3/15/12 5:29 PM EASTER BRUNCHTreat your family to a special time together with a delicious seaside buet featuring sumptuous displays of freshly prepared breads, fruits, vegetables, seafood and local specialties plus omelette, carving, wae, yogurt and cold salad stations, topped o by a grand dessert display.BEACH C AF RE STAU R ANT S UNDAY, APR IL : AM : PM PER PER SON FOR CHILDR EN AGES FOR CHILDR EN AGES AND UNDER RESER VATIONS HIGHLY R ECOMMENDED EXT. WR-TW 4.2.2012 Easter Brunch 2QTR PAGE.indd 1 3/30/12 6:09 PM
10 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St. John is pleased to announce the 2012 Rotary St. John Scholarship to assist a resident of St. John graduating from a high school in the US Virgin Islands in the pursuit of higher education. This need and merit based scholarship will be a one-time award of $5,000. Eligibility requirements for the Rotary St John Scholarship are: The student must be a resident of St John graduating in June from a high school in the US Virgin Islands The student must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average The student must have been accepted to an institution of higher education The student must demonguardians tax Form 1040 from the previous year). vided will be kept in strict conbe obtained from high school guidance counselors, at Connections of St. John, or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com The following information must be submitted with the application form: Transcript of credits S.A.T. score Record of extracurricular activities Three letters of reference. One must be an academic reference. The other two may be selected from a previous employer, guidance counselor, or character reference. A short (300 to 500 words) essay regarding Excellence. All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be interviewed. The interviews will be conducted in May. Eliof the date, time and place of their interview. The applications, including the essay, letters of reference must be completed and submitted to the Vocational Services Committee of the St. John Rotary Club, c/o Connections of St. John or William Willigerod, 16213 Spring Garden, St. John, VI 00830, no later than 5 p.m. April 30.St. John Rotary Accepting Scholarship Applications www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 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 FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottKatiLady Catering has branched out to the water. The spiffy new power boat Lady Kati, above, is moored in Cruz Bay harbor and is ready for day charters. Just call 643-5965. Cakes to Cruises
St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 11 St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott deal with contractor issues. Meanwhile, the bathrooms just outside of the VINP Visitors Center, below, are slated for face-lifts this summer. V.I. National Park Renovations Continue
12 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) firstname.lastname@example.orgVezios Custom Painting To switch or not to switch, that is the question Ask the Auto Doctor By Jack Brown St. John Tradewinds Welcome to Ask The Auto Doctor, a fun column to discuss your car, car problems and car repairs. Each week, Ill answer your questions in an effort to help as many car owners as possible here on St. John. I wont be able to answer all submitted questions but I will attempt to answer as many as possible. Q: I own a 2006 Jeep Wrangler that I recently pur chased from a rental company. It was quite an investment for me so I want to take the best care of it that I can. Ive heard so many different things about oil changes and regular oil verses synthetic oil. Whats the real story on the differences and is it worth the extra cost to switch to synthetic oil? A: So whats the difference between conventional or regular motor and synthetic motor oil? Conventional motor oil is processed from crude oil out of the tar and asphalt. The thinner oil is used for applica tions like gasoline and engine oil, among other applications. This oil becomes the base stock for the oil. All small amounts of natural contaminants that cannot be removed from the base stock used in processing engine oil. There are two components to synthetic motor oil. Base Stock Unlike conventional motor oil, synsynthesized. Because of the higher purity of synthetic oil, the properties of synthetic motor oil can stand up to heat much better before breaking down than conventional motor oil. Performance Additives Beside the base stock, performance additives are added to both conventional and synthetic motor oils. The performance additives used in synthetic motor oils are engineered with spedeposits that are naturally caused in combustion. Per formance additives in synthetic motor oil provide superior protection in extreme driving conditions like extremely hot temperatures like we have here in the Virgin Islands. We love the hot climate but our engines arent quite as happy about it. There are pros and cons for using synthetic oil in your engine. The pros include: synthetic motor will increase the life of an engine; there is longer oil change intervals, because of less viscosity breakdown; and it is better for extreme driving conditions, especially extremely hot weather. The con is that synthetic motor can cost up two three times more than conventional motor oil. Theres no doubt that synthetic oil is better and offers more protection than conventional motor oil. Since synthetic oil is made with smaller molecules of consistent size and less impurities its just a much better lubricant. Conventional oil could never stand up to synthetic when it comes to longevity and ability to handle extreme high temperatures without breaking down. Its especially better for todays modern engines that have tighter tolerances and smaller oil passages that need a super lubricant. More and more car manufacturers are requiring that synthetic oil be used and most new vehicles are at least required to use a synthetic blend. You can switch to synthetic oil at any point in a vehicles life, when its brand new or with a lot of miles. With the synthetics being manufactured today, you can actually add regular motor oil if you get in a bind and dont have any synthetic on hand. If youve chosen to go with synthetic, then I always recommend that you keep a spare quart on hand in case you need top off your oil level. But all this advanced technology doesnt come cheap. A synthetic oil change will cost over twice as much as a conventional oil change. But is it worth it beyond its obvious better performance character istics? For your pocket book, there is not much of a difference. If using synthetic then you allow your oil change cycles to last twice as long than conventional oil. There has always been much debate on how often you should change your oil. The age old consensus when using conventional oil has always been every 3,000 miles. I suggest to my customers that, because of the extreme driving conditions here on St. John, if using conventional oil, that they change oil every 2,000 miles for maximum protection. That being said, if you opt to switch to synthetic oil you can stretch your oil change intervals to between 4,000 and 5,000 miles. So while you pay twice as much for your synthetic oil changes, you do them half as often as you would with protection that synthetics provide. With todays technology, synthetics are cleaner and meaner. Their composition is much cleaner, because it is derived in a laboratory rather than nature, and it has been proven to have a much lower volatility and therefore not vaporize out the exhaust as quickly so you shouldnt have to add oil as often as with conventional oil. Synthetics have also been shown to produce less resistance in the engine and therefore offer more Continued on Page 18
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While many homes on St. John can boast stunning views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, not many offer access to that water, just a few steps away. Calypso By the Sea is one of those rare true beach houses on St. John where one can lounge in a hammock under a coconut tree and dip their toes in the sand right in their front yard. Located in Johnsons Bay Estates within Estates Quacco and Zimmerman, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom Calypso By the Sea combines irresistible Caribbean charm with solid Force 10 engineering. The home is listed on the St. John MLS for $995,000 and sits on one-third of an acre with not a hill in sight, explained Marty Beechler, broker/associate with Islandia Real Estate. Johnsons Bay Estates is a small seaside gated community easily accessible from the public road, said Beechler. The area St. John. There is not one retaining wall in sight. Coconut palm trees dot the yard and assure an abundant supply of fresh coconut and plenty of shade, Beechler added. And the protected bay right off the front yard would make an ideal place to moor ones watercraft. Johnsons Bay has a sandy beach with calm waters sheltered by a large reef, he said. The reef provides a friendly anchorage and good swimming and snorkeling. Besides the postcard perfect setting, the home boasts serious construction details designed to withstand even severe storms. The home was designed and built by David Holzman of Innovative Builders and is a Force 10 Engineered Building System with steel frame construction designed to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes according to the builders product literature, said Beechler. Calypso By the Sea offers another rarity on St. John, plenty of easy to access parking for cars, boats and more, Beechler added. Parking is a breeze, he said. The house has a gated driveway which leads to a ground level entrance under the house where one could park a car or trailer-able boat. There is also plenty of enclosed storage space under the house as well. Inside the gingerbread detailed home is an expansive kitchen and two identical master suites off the great room. All of the rooms have prime water views through glass sliding doors which lead to the large deck St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 13 Bob Schlesinger, Photographer Bob@TropicalFocus.com 340-642-9696 Calypso By the Sea Is Rare Beach Cottage Steps from the Waters Edge St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoCalypso By the Sea, above, has plenty of Caribbean charm and a real beach for a front yard, below. complete with sunken spa, said the Islandia Real Estate broker/associate. One can easily imagine soaking in that spa while listening to the waves gently break on the shoreline just a few feet away and feeling the cares of the world melting away. Sitting on the expansive deck looking out through the palms across the serene waters toward Fortsberg peninsula and the V.I. National Park lands across the bay gives one a feeling of peace and tranquility and the desire to relax and enjoy the moment, said Beechler. If that sounds ideal to you, call Beechler at Islandia Real Estate at 776-666 or on his cell phone at 626-1399 for more information on Calypso By the Sea.
14 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 This is a time when many Virgin Islanders are sour-faced, angry, and bewildered about the future. However, here on St. John, a number of persons have found something they can trust and bank on with conThe special something that St. Johnians are banking on for transformation towards a brighter and better Virgin Islands, is education. Even when the thinking is not verbalized their actions make loud and vivid proclamations that the education of children on St. John matters to them. It is a matter worthy of serious time and money investments. This was demonstrated recently during the Flotilla fundraiser for Guy Benjamin School. In a few short weeks, culminating in an all-day activity at Vies Beach, Saturday, March 24, just after the stresses and strains of the 2012 VITAL testing, the Coral Bay Yacht Club and the schools PTO were able to raise almost $30,000. There were no sour, angry, or bewildered faces. Hundreds of St. Johnians gave generously to help with the education of all the children at oft forgotten, Guy Benjamin Elementary School, tucked away in Coral Bay. The entire school family is very grateful to be part of such a caring and sharing community. We thank everyone who gave time, money, and love to our cause. Meanwhile, the Flotillas fundraiser for 2012 will always be remembered and appreciated. In a time of willingly, and seemingly with a smile, to enhance and further the educational possibilities for the students at our school. Certainly, we may never be able to create a list of all the caring people to who responded the call and gave to support Guy Benjamin School. However, there were some who organized, gave time, gave money, and gave so much of themselves to make the fundraiser come off as successfully as it did. They have been divided into eight groups, not in order of priority, because we are grateful to them all. The groups are largely so that we can manage to remember them all and make special mention, as we send out our very sincere Thank You! In group one we list members of the Coral Bay Yacht Club. They include: Ernest Matthias, Steve Hendren, Sharon Coldren, Captain Will, Jean Cottrell, Julie Fortunado, Ken Betts, Vicki Rogers, Thatcher Lord, Dave Dostall, Lord Mark, Meagan and Paul Olson, Mary and Richard Burks. The Silver Cloud, and Captain Elliott, who transported a number of our students to the event at Vies Beach, are placed in group two. So too are the captains of Gypsy Girl, Long Distance, Osprey, Painkilla, Ocean Wave, Breath, Buxom, Coyote, and the other 20 boats that joined the Flotilla. There are businesses which made important contributions. We list them in group three: Skinny Legs, pany, Tradewinds, St. John Hardware, Connections East and West, Keep Me Posted, Concordia, Tourist Trap, Miss Lucys, Shipwreck, Aqua Bistro, Lillys Market, Cases by the Sea, Island Blues, Love City Market, Maho Bay Campgrounds, St. John Rescue, Vies Campground, and Inner Visions. Our group four for thanks and appreciation includes those who served as lifeguards: Magabi Calixte, Sar ah Groves, Mikki Mays, Clarence Stephenson, Ernest Matthias, and Colleen Brooker. Mindy Michtner, and Kim Hayward. Our two outstanding donors we place in group six. They are Lisa De Kooning and Jim Furneaux. All the Guy Benjamin Schools parents and grandparents, who did the West Indian cook-up are in our group seven. And, in group eight, are the faculty and staff of our appreciative school. They include: Claudine Daniels, Lynette Powell, Lucille Parsons, Jane Roskin, Brenda Brown, Lisa Penn, Tammy Judkins, Nurse Jane Cook, and Mary Burks. It does not matter which group you are in, our thanks and appreciation for your support are equally sincere. If you gave, but your name is not included in any of the groups, forgive us. It is an oversight on our part. Notwithstanding, do accept our thanks for whatever you gave or shared with us! Whitman T Browne, Ph. D Principal Guy Benjamin Elementary SchoolCrossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 Thanks T o Everyone Who Supported The Flotilla for Guy Benjamin Elementary School WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to email@example.comNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH Keeping Track of Crime 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3rd Degree Burglaries: 11 Grand Larcenies: 20 Rapes: 0 What a fabulous parade we had this past St. Patricks Day! Many thanks to all those who contributed to make it so much fun, beginning with Ms. Boyce in us and offering us the block for so long, the to the Fire Chief or his crew for the truck, to Bob Malacarne and St. John Rescue. Kelly and crew at Quiet Mon Pub, especially April for the magic they did, with special shout outs to Dylan, Mickey and Danny! We were so thrilled to have Catherine Stull Duplisea be there to do the traditional dancing, to the Hula Hoopers, Nelson for his juggling skills, the Middle Age Majorettes, all the truck divers who did such a wonderful job of decorating and joining in the fun. We were so happy to include the Random Troupe, just happy folks who wanted to be in the parade and to all the parade-goers on the side! A big thanks to MaLinda, too, for the ad to help promote the event. The Quiet Mon Pub is glad to be back in full swing for the duration and look forward to seeing all of you, and more, next year! Slainte! Mary Pat Brown Kelly Krall April DeludeThanks T o All Who Helped Make St. Paddy's Day Great
It is hard not to think of Amos whenever I write about the softball tournament, established in Rubys name after her death in 1996. As the elder son he looked after both Ruby and Sophie and loved them dearly. His sisters were in awe of his fearless exploits and dangerous behavior. To them he was a hero who was there whenever needed, a big brother who could If I could live those early days again I wouldnt change a thing, my memories are so full of sunshine and happiness. His life would change forever at the moment the news reached us that Ruby was gone from us forever. I could tell he was angry with himself for not belife he had to feel the pain of loss. It is a pain that is physical as well as emotional, staying with you your entire life. As a family we struggled to understand why and how this could happen to our very special Ruby, and for Amos it was hardest to express his grief in words. Life moved on but not the same, for Ruby was the rock of the family, her calm demeanor steadied us all. We all felt the ache of loss that settles in your heart and never a day went by that her absence wasnt mourned by one of us or all. For Amos that ache ended on the side of the Fish Bay road not far from his home. The tournament is a family effort and Amos was a major part of every tournament. In the early days he was called upon many times to solve problems with up the play-by-play commentary as my relief. It was Amos and Andy when it came to making the last 15 tournaments so much fun and successful. With his mother and sister Sophie in the stands selling T-shirts and in the early days chicken legs and Johnnycakes, he enthusiastically promoted all that we had to offer. He loved to watch the girls play and by the end of the tournament had perfected the pronunciation of all their names, no easy task for the unique original style popular in todays culture. He was serious about his announcing and was able to list all the accomplish ments of each team and player while on the road to the championship. His commitment was personal. Rubys name was invoked regularly in his play by ed no one to forget his sister and why they were there. Each tournament had its own personality and as the games progressed the competitive nature of the girls was nurtured by Amoss partiality for the heroic efforts of the underdog. While promoting the importance of winning, he also understood the effort it takes to win and the pride you feel in giving your best while losing. The excite of the universe, the fans and players were completely engaged as if all ceased to exist outside of the Ruby diamond. All of our tournaments have been a battle to the was made. When Amos announced the winner of the coveted championship honors, the winning girls would erupt into a spontaneous leap to the heavens where Ruby surely resides. We will miss Amos this year, his death so sudden and sad, however, we are comforted by knowing that Ruby has her big brother now and forever. Andy RutnikSt. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 15 The Virgin Islands Audubon Societys Annual Plant Sale was February 18 at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay. This years sale was a tremen dous success and we would like to thank the St. John community for its continued support. We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their help with donations of plants: Miss Josephine from Coral Bay Gardens; Veronica from Alfredos Nursery; Oriel from Caneel Bay Resort; and Raymond from Extension Services. We would also like to thank St. John Hardware for helping by selling plants both before and after the actual event. We also thank the congregation at the Lutheran Church for allowing us to use their beautiful church grounds for the site of our sale. Thank you to all the Audubon members who helped with the sale by donating plants, hauling plants, assisting customers and loading cars. It was a fun event. Funds raised from the sale of plants, help to fund our annual operating cost along with providing money bon Society also maintains the bird sanctuary at the Frank Bay small pond. David Spoth and Mary Moroney Plant Sale cochairsThanks T o Supporter of 15th Annual VIAS Plant Sale DID YOU KNOW... THAT YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE NON-PROFIT GROUP AN D YOUR ISLAN D NEWSPAPER AT THE SAME TIME?Animal Care Center of St. John Coral Bay Community Council Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Gifft Hill School Island Green Buidling Association Kids First! Kids in the Sea (KATS) St. John Audubon Society St. John Christian Academy St. John Community Foundation St. John Film Society St. John Historical Society St. John Montessori School St. John Recycling Association St. John Relay for Life St. John Revolving Fund St. John School of the Arts STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce STJ Chapter Team River Runner Using Sport for Social Change (and many more) IT'S A SIMPLE SOLUTION: Underwrite a yearly advertising budget for your favorite community group. St. John Tradewinds supports For more information, call 776-6496.Amos and Andy announcing in the bandstand during a past Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball tournament. Amos
A revolution quietly began on September 17, 2011 in New York City and has spread rapidly to many cit ies in the US and across the world. This revolution is about changing the undergirding greed and violent values of an entire economic/political system. Its a non-violent, peaceful resistance to economic/political tyranny. this year due, in part, to an extraordinary attempt by corporate greed to buy the U.S. Senate, Congress and Presidency. This revolution is called Occupy. They are intent on creating a better model of democratic decision making. Many outsiders and critiquers miss this point. They are not focused merely on changing society around them but transforming themselves so as to be able to live in a different kind of society. Not only do they want to shut down a system that isnt working, they want to create one that will. They want to model a better way and are trying to shard to be the peace they want to create in our society. It has spread because people visited their encamp ments and saw something there they never believed possible or where possibility had receded into the for gotten caves of their minds. They saw young people making decisions, democratically, honoring minori ties, sharing communally and enduring the hardship of sleeping on concrete walkways. They saw them singing, dancing and having fun. Perhaps this last is the most upsetting to those of us who may have idening for what you believe. The energy of this revolution originates from a different consciousness. Sometimes this new consciousness expresses itself generationally. It is no accident that the leaders of this revolution are nearly all young wanting to live out their dreams and less concerned Our older generation has become so focused on results that we have forgotten that if we do what is right, the results will take care of themselves. All decisions are made openly and by consensus. They indulge in a process called stacking. They prioritize the order of speaking in favor of those in a minority who havent yet spoken or are unable to assert themselves or perhaps remain silent because they fear their viewpoint wont be acknowledged. Whenever they take a vote people raise their hands to different degrees. If a person is passionate and comone votes yes but is less enthusiastic, the arm is raised only so high. One person can block a consensus by crossing arms to across the chest. This is considered a serious move. It is only to be used if a person feels so strongly against what is proposed that he will have to leave if it passes. If this happens, the process is to postpone the vote for a day until there can be more discussion and thoughtfulness. Often issues are time sensitive and must be decided. If things are really stuck and no consensus is available and a timely vote is necessary, then the vote can be passed if 90 percent vote yes. Working toward a consensus is often slow but when it is reached the feeling is incredible. cussions and times when everything nearly collapsed over some vital disagreement or mistakes made. They have been able to accept that they make mistakes without blaming themselves and acknowledge they are learning political sophistication. This is a non-violent revolution as they believe violence is counterproductive. Frequent trainings are given in non-violence. For instance, whenever there is a police action or arrest, organizers are instructed to speak to everyone in the vicinity to remain calm and to remember the police are not the enemy. When Fox News arrived with a reporter, they formed in front of him and chanted in unison, Fox lies. There being no way the reporter could single out an interviewee over the din, he retreated, got into his news van and left the scene. All this was with inBecause there are many novel and refreshing aspects to this revolution and because the mainstream media is dominated by the forces they are resisting, it has, not surprisingly and as usual, missed the point altogether or subverted the point entirely. Some of their negative comments are actually positive. For instance, New York Times writer Gina Bellafonte dismissed these young peoples efforts as diffuse and leaderless. What she called diffuse and leaderless can be called inclusivity. Once Allen Wells was sitting on the sidewalk with six or seven young people listening to a young man named Justin who was a co-coordinator of Communications talk about the revolution. He explained that although they objected to many of their policies, bankers are the one percent who own at least onethird of the wealth of the country, they are not the enemy. He also explained that purposely they have resisted having one leader. One reason is to avert the ego attachments that inevitably follow. Instead, they have a leadership team, members of which swap roles from day to day. In addition they are constantly training one. They have sessions for meditation and prayer. One day when Allen Wells was there, he saw several people sitting quietly on a stone, their eyes closed, their hands folded, deep in meditation while all around them the interested were snapping pictures, a drumming circle was drumming, people were milling about. Several occupiers were former Wall Street brokers. One lunged in a chair, dressed in his Brooks Brothers suit. He too slept there many nights. In several places there have been attempts to elimi nate their presence by forced removal. Their response, you cant eliminate an idea. It doesnt matter whether they succeed. They 16 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church Directory Occupy: A Revolution of the HeartContinued on Next Page
St. John is a wonderful isle All twelve months of the year Its made even better By all who volunteer. Has anyone taken notice? How generous St. Johnians are? Including all our visitors Who come from near and far. Regardless of project or goal Volunteers line up to give Each donating their time and talent Makes St. John a great place to live. The list is very long Be it Cancer or Friends of the Park School of Arts, Sprauve, and Gifft Hill Always hit their mark. So hail to each one of you Who choose to volunteer We give you each our praise Praise that is sincere. Volunteering takes hard work But success is all the fun To give and get it done. Next time you are asked Smile and lend a hand For your help will be welcome Played out like a Big Brass Band! Muse of Reef BaySt. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 17 St. John Tradewinds Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Wayne Biggs last week reminded all businesses and establishments that it is a violation of the Virgin Islands Code for alcohol or tobacco to be sold to any person under the age of 18. DLCA will boost its enforcement inspections and operations during the Carnival season, said Biggs. One particular problem that continues to exist in the Virgin Islands stems from persons who purchase alcohol for minors. This may include an older sibling, a family member or friend of the minor. This particular issue poses the greatest challenge to combat, he said. The community is encouraged to do its part and not enable underage drinking or smoking, DLCA reminded all businesses and establish ments of the following requirements: Business license must be posted. Failure to disup to $500, pursuant to Title 27, Section 307b of the Virgin Islands Code. Separate licenses are required for each of the following activities: selling tobacco products such as cigarettes and dispensing alcoholic beverages (liquor license). DLCA signs prohibiting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors must be posted in a conspicuous place. The owner of any business or establishment holding a license to dispense alcoholic beverages or sell tobacco products, shall prominently display a sign which clearly states that it is a violation of law for alcohol or tobacco to be sold to any person under the age of 18. DLCA has distributed copies of these Be 18 or Be Gone signs, printed in both English and Spanish, to all establishments that sell alcohol and tobacco products. Minors are prohibited from assisting with alcoholic products. This includes but is not limited to working as bartenders, engaging in the sale of alco hol, or serving alcoholic products. spections to ensure compliance. Employers should make it a priority to advise their employees of the laws that pertain to alcohol, cigarettes, and other tobacco products being sold to minors. Businesses tion to verify age.DLCA Reminds Businesses Not to Sell or Serve Alcohol and Tobacco to MinorsOde T o the Brass Band Letters to Tradewindshave already succeeded. They have shown us that conscious is alive and well. Instead of working from a sense of fear and despair, we can work from a sense of joy and hope. This is revolution to join, not to tell them how we once did it or to suggest how we think they should do it. Its a revolution to participate in to learn another, new way of doing things. Lets participate to learn from them. They are more sophisticated than we might ever imagine. Their job is really to wake us all up as one of their signs says, We are awake... join us if you care. Rev. Allen W ells and Gerry Londergan Occupy: A Revolution of the HeartContinued from Previous Page The photograph of a rainbow which ran in the March 26-April 1 issue of St. John Tradewinds under the headline Rainbow Over Coral Bay attributed the image to the wrong person. David DAlberto was the photographer who captured the shot. Tradewinds apologizes for the error. Correction
The half-point difference in the Budget Marine/Gill act same corrected time as a second Farr 400 from California, Blade, so each boat was given 3.5 points as an average for third and fourth places (per the racing rules). early, so we had to come back and lost at least 30 seconds, said Scarabelli, who drove. Everyone was in a bit of a bad mood after that, because if it had not been for that, we would have probably been in second (for that race). We knew we had to do our best in the next race and maybe it would be impossible to winthat we could lose the Rolex regatta because of a half a point. The team posted a third in the second race to Magnitude 400s combination that would give Budget Marine/Gill the coveted Rolex watch as prize. Also winning by a mere half CSA 2 was Jonathan Lipusceks (San Juan, PR) J/105 Dark Star. Lipuscek had gone into the days races with a half-point advantage on the merit of two bullets posted on Saturday, and he posted a two to three on Sunday to prevail over Jaime Torress (also San Juan) Beneteau First 40 Smile and Wave, also winning the a Rolex watch for his performance. Making it a triumvirate of Puer to Rican teams on the podium was Sergio Sagramosos (San Juan) J/122 Lazy Dog, in third, also with only a half point separating it from Smile and Wave. The three teams had been locked in battle for the entire regatta. We simply tried to minimize errors and do everything with patience, said Lipuscek. Its incredible that weve won the watch; I didnt believe it until now. ished top-three in IC 24s, which boats. Dominating was Puerto Ricos Fraito Lugo (Ponce), onboard Orion, who counts this as his ninth time to win a Rolex watch. Lugo passed the watch on to his foredeck crew Pablo Mendez and said that a full rotation has now been made as far as his crew getting to proudly share in the spoils of victory. Its experience in the boat, said Fraito when asked what his secret to success was. Pablo has been sailing with me since 2002, and my tactician and trimmer have been with me 18 years. It feels so good to win; we lost this regatta last year, so we came back this year very aggressive. Defending Beach Cat class winner Jorge Ramos (Puerto Rico), aboard his Hobie 16 Universal, swapped wins for two days with John Holmberg (St. Thomas), also sailing a Hobie 16 named Time Out with 13-year-old Naomi Laing, but on Sunday, he won the classs the two were tied on point scores showed Ramos 19, Holmberg 21. In CSA non-spinnaker class, the J/36 Cayennita Grande won with its crew of Central High School students led by their band teacher Stan Jones (St. Croix), who recently bought the boat from Tony Sanpere (also St. Croix), a past winner who was also aboard. We did better with each race, before. Tony and I drove. Its one thing to just give them a boat, have them sail and loose and another to coach them and help them be on a winning boat. For more information about the 2012 International Rolex Regatta, including results and nightly video, go to www.rolexcupregatta.com.18 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Design Group, LLC tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552InsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; email@example.com 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 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & Irrigation Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 email@example.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe Casual Dining at Mongoose 693-8340; www.sundogcafe.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531 Vezio's Custom Painting Special Techniques 340-776-6134 firstname.lastname@example.org St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Close Finish at 39th International Rolex RegattaAuto Doctor: To switch or not to switch, that is the questionContinued on Page 8 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Alexandre Tabary-Devisme, Director, Rolex Caribbean C.America, P. Cunningham (PowerPlay), A. Scarabelli (Budget Marine/Gill), P. Mendez (Orion) and J.Lipuscek (Dark Star).Continued from Page 12 added horsepower in return means that the engine will be able to perform at the same level as before, but using slightly less gas. The bottom line is that using synthetic oil will cost you about twice as much as conventional oil for your oil change but it will also last twice as long so the cost factor is pretty much a wash. Now that we understand that the cost is close to the same, a synthetic oil will provide much more lubrication and protection than a conventional oil. I used to try and convince my customers to switch to synthetic oil but I stopped beating my head against the wall. Most people are so used to using convention al motor oils that its nearly impossible to get them to switch over. I personally use synthetic oil in all of my own vehicles and I believe its well worth the investment. I hope this helped answer your question. 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Report Misuse of Funds T o Federal Call HotlineSt. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 19 Friday, March 23 3:44 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r that he thought someone ran into his home. Suspicious activity. 5:30 p.m. A visitor from MA p/r an auto collision in the area of the Cruz Bay roundabout. Auto collision. 8:15 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, March 24 3:15 a.m. A citizen p/r that when she got home she found her front door open. Police assistance. 11:42 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, March 25 11:55 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that she was threatened by her brother. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 12:16 p.m. A citizen r/ a man down in the area of Cruz Bay beach. Police assistance. Monday, March 26 8:20 a.m. An Estate Johns Folly resident r/ having a disagreement with her landlord. Tenant/landlord dispute. 8:24 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r a disturbance with her grandson. Distur bance of the peace, D.V. T uesday, March 27 1:42 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that someone unknown might bet at his residence. Police assistance. 8:55 a.m. A visitor from MA p/r that he lost his wallet. Lost documents. 10:49 a.m. A Department of Public Works employee c/r that a DPW vehicle was damaged. Damage to a vehicle. 1:00 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that someone is tearing down her land with a backhoe. Police assistance. 6:28 p.m. A citizen c/r of Enighed Pond. Illegal disW ednesday, March 28 11:25 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 11:47 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/request ing police assistance. Suspicious activity. Thursday, March 29 12:05 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 3:00 p.m. Badge #1009 p/ with one Shawn Chichester of Estate Susannaberg, under ar rest and charged with assault in the third. Bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections to be remanded. 3:25 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that she was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 3:35 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r that someone damaged his chicken coop and set them loose, after which they fought and killed each other. Destruction of property. 5:40 p.m. A citizen c/r an assault on a minor. Aggravated assault and battery. Friday, March 30 1:10 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r being assaulted in Frank Powell Park. Assault in the third. 5:15 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ someone trying to enter her home. Attempted burglary. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help reducing vehicle thefts in the community. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. We read about it! We cry about it! We pay for it! Vehicle theft occurs daily in the Virgin Islands. Vehicles are not stolen just for their parts; they are being used in serious crimes such as drive-by shootings, robberies, burglaries and rapes. Who is stealing the vehicles? Where are they being hidden? Who are the buyers and the sellers? How way to Trinidad? You can do your part in reducing the likelihood of your vehicle being stolen. Park your car in a well-lit areas, lock valuables in the trunk, and never leave your vehicle running while you go into a store or gas station. Recent surveys have found that 79 percent of drivers always lock their vehicles and 93 percent never leave spare keys in their vehicle. However, one-third of drivers admit to leaving their vehicle running, 47 percent dont park in well-lit areas, 40 percent dont hide their valuables, and one-quarter have left a purse or wallet visible in the car. Although most drivers know there are consequences of vehicle theft such as paying the insur ance deductible and the cost of replacing vehicles not covered by insurance, virtually none consider insurance premium increases, the cost of time spent dealing with police, vehicle rental costs, and the cost of time off from work. Vehicle theft affects more than just the victim. Tell us what you know. Help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on vehicle theft at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).CRIME STOPPERS U.S.V.I. Organization Seeks Information on CrimesPlace, Y acht Name, T ype, Owner/Skipper, Hometown, Results, T otal Points IC 24 (One Design 14 Boats) Orion 1. IC 24, Fraito Lugo, Ponce, PR, USA 1, 4, 4, 1, 5, 6, 10, 1, 2, 1, 4, 1, 3, 4, 1, ; 48 Cachondo 2. IC 24, Marco Teixidor, San Juan, PUR 5, 2, 2, 11, 6, 4, 1, 6, 10, 2, 5, 4, 4, 3, 5, ; 70 Team Coors Light 3. IC 24, Frits Bus/ Chuck Pessler, St. Thomas, USVI, USA 15/OCS, 6, 8, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 6, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, ; 75 CSA 1 (CSA 9 Boats) Budget Marine/GILL 1. Melges 24, Andrea Scarabelli, Cole Bay, St. Maarten, AHO 1, 1, 2, 4, 3.5, 3, ; 14.5 Magnitude 400 2. Farr 400, Doug Baker, Long Beach, CA, USA 5, 2, 1, 1, 1, 5, ; 15 Fire Water 3. Melges 24, Henry Leonnig, Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI 2, 3, 5, 5, 5, 2, ; 22 CSA 2 (CSA 13 Boats) Dark Star 1. J 105, Jonathan Lipuscek, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA 1, 6, 1, 1, 2, 3, ; 14 Smile and Wave 2. Beneteau First 40, Jaime Torres, San Juan, PR, USA 2, 1, 4.5, 2, 4, 1, ; 14.5 Lazy Dog 3. J 122, Sergio Sagramoso, San Juan, PR, USA 3, 2, 2, 3, 1, 4, ; 15 CSA Non-Spinnaker (CSA 7 Boats) Cayennita Grande 1. J 36, Antonio Sanpere, Christiansted, VI, USA 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, ; 7 2. Swan 48, Jack Desmond, Marion, MA, USA 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, ; 12 Shamrock VII 3. J 95, Thomas Mullen, Campton, NH, USA 4, 3, 2, 3, 3, ; 15 IRC 1 (IRC 9 Boats) PowerPlay 1. TP 52, Peter Cunningham, George Town, CAY 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 3, ; 11 Antilope 2. Grand Soleil 46, Willem Wester, Breskens, Zeeland, NED 3, 1, 4, 4, 3, 1.5, ; 16.5 Mayhem 3. TP 52, Ashley Wolfe, Calgary, AB, CAN 5, 10/DSQ, 2, 1, 1, 1.5, ; 20.5 Beach Cats (Portsmouth 10 Boats) Universal 1. Hobie 16, Jorge Ramos, San Juan, PR, USA 2, 1, 2, 6, 1, 1, 1, 4, 1, ; 19 Time Out 2. Hobie 16, John Holmberg, St. Thomas, VI, USA 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, ; 21 Island Sol 3. Hobie 16, Paul Stoken, St Thomas, VI, USA 3, 5, 1, 3, 3, 4, 2, 2, 2, ; 2539th Rolex Regatta ResultsSt. John Tradewinds Department of Education Commissioner Dr. LaVerne Terry last week encouraged the general public to report any misuse of the departments Inspector General. In an effort to continue meeting the mandates of the Compliance Agreement between the U.S. Department of Education and the V.I. government, the Department of Education is required to publicize the tollfree telephone numbers that residents can use to call in any misuse or fraud. These numbers are available to all schools, teachers, parents, and participants of the adult and vocational programs, VIDE employees, all government agencies and other interested stakeholders, Terry said. The numbers are: 1-800-MISUSED 1-800-424-5081 For more information regarding the misuse of federal education funds, contact Clarrisa Warrington, Director of Federal Grants, at 774-0100, extension 8155. Residents may also visit the U.S. Department of Education
20 St. John Tradewinds, April 2-8, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.JOKE TIME JUMBLESACROSS 1 Joe of Raging Bull 6 Boss woman 20 Routinely 21 Explorer Leif 22 Carolina of fashion 23 Bought brass and bronze? 25 Swallow greedily 26 Selected passages 27 Mediocre grades 29 Field marshal Erwin 30 Took a chair 31 Where a beautiful woman swims? 34 Jay-Z hit, e.g. 37 Moon of Jupiter 40 Restroom, for short 41 City in central Sicily 42 Alas, its true, Ms. Bergen? 47 Autumn chill 49 Dolled (up) 50 Library of Congress ID 52 Hawaiian Favorites singer 57 Yer darn ! 58 Show off parquet work? 63 Take (chance it) 65 Oil qty. 66 ... some kind of ? 67 Ruminants chew 68 Guthrie launches a Jedi master into a somersault? 73 Addenda to ltrs. 74 Blind as 76 Hesiods H 77 Like Carrolls borogoves 78 Part of TLC 80 Tinkerbells ancient milky gem? 84 The Raven maiden 86 Blas feeling 87 Yemen port 88 Sugar quantity 90 During each 92 Maneuver to avoid a traf96 Hot tub locales 100 Succor 102 Beaverlike rodent 103 Drivers peg 104 Inundate Liottas bucket? 108 Size up from medium: Abbr. 111 Actor Brando 112 Big drink 113 Recurring melodic fragment 118 Scale ranges 120 What each of this puzzles eight longest answers is a 93-Down of 123 Least nice 124 Hit from behind 127 Myopic cartoon guy 128 Rocker Bob DOWN 1 Pontiff 2 PC-sent page 3 Glue (adhesive brand) 4 Gives up 6 Pal of Ernie 8 Jazz poet Scott-Heron 9 Catos 1,150 10 Withdrawn from people 11 True Blood co-star Stephen 12 Adams of photography 13 Evita role 14 Title king for the Bard 15 Strong rival of Sparta 16 loeil 17 Homily 18 Spur 19 Simmered Spanish dish 24 Decided to enter 28 My Gal 31 Dandy fellow 32 GIs address 33 Popular Irish ballad 34 Spellbound 35 Like the conga drum, ethnically 36 Destine 38 Manipulate 39 Fishing stick 43 girl! 44 1986 book by rocker Turner 45 Sassy talk 46 Big inits. in fashion 51 Soft as a bottom 53 Ending for Rock 54 Like the United Way and NPR 56 Meal bits 58 Whats the ? 59 Molokai or Maui: Abbr. 60 Penny-pinch 61 Municipal pol. 63 Certain female opera solo 64 Writer Dahl 67 Snug eatery 69 Not a bus. 70 Ms. Zadora 71 Size thats the opp. of 108-Across 72 clubs (certain card) 75 Capote, to his buddies 79 Kournikova of the court 81 Quick bark 82 Berlin article 83 Yoko 84 Sticking by 85 In addition 88 35mm camera type 89 Maui paste 91 Impassioned 94 Hwy. crime 95 Old religious scandal inits. 96 Gallery in western CA 97 Sites 98 Big arteries 99 California county 105 Capital of Delaware 106 Bee cluster 107 Pied 109 Fish parts 110 Come after 113 concern 114 I (Me too) 115 Take at (insult) 116 Hit with a zapping gun 117 and terminer 119 Aves. 121 Lyric-penning Gershwin 122 Tripod piece PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Monday at Scandic Executive Service's meeting room in Mongoose Junction from 6:30 to 7:30pm; and every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at W ednesday, April 4 Senator Patrick Sprauve John from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the St. John Legislature Building. For more information or to make an appointment with Sprauve call 693-3613. T uesday, April 10 All are welcome to join the St. John Historical Society on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Church Hall for 2011/2012 season. Friday-Sunday, April 13-15 Sweet Sixteen. Thats the average age of the girls who will be stepping up to the plate on April 13 for the annual threeday girls softball tournament at Winston Wells ball park on St. John. Saturday, April 14 The St. John Montessori School will host its annual Kids Fest Fish Fry on Satur day, April 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the school. The University of the Vir gin Islands-Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host the 5th Annual Autism Conference on April 18 on the St. Thomas campus.Advanced registration is required. Register on-line at www.viucedd.org or contact Jerae Forde at 7769200 ext. 2334. Monday, April 30 The 2012 Rotary St. John Scholarship applications to assist a resident of St. John graduating from a high school in the US Virgin Islands in the pursuit of higher education, including the essay, letters of cial need must be completed and submitted to the Vocational Services Committee of the St. John Rotary Club, c/o Connections of St. John, 16213 Spring Garden, St. John, VI 00830, no later than 5 p.m. April 30. Saturday, May 5 The 15th Annual JESS gala is set for Saturday, May 5, at Caneel Bays Turtle Bay Estate House from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $100. For more information call JESS at 776-6336 or check out www. jessgala.com. Saturday, May 12 The Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden is coming once again to Tillett Gardens on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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St. John Tradewinds Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes announced last week the implementation of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) in the building review process. The IECC is one of the International series of codes adopted by the 25th Legislature of the U.S Virgin Islands in 2005. cy requirements for designing, constructing and renovating buildings in order to cost savings. DPNRs Division of Building Permits, shall implement the IEC code to comply with section 410 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Act No. 7075 of the 25th Legislature of the Virgin this code will facilitate Governor John deJonghs goal for the Virgin Islands to reduce its dependence on fossil fuel by 60 percent by 2025. In January DPNRs Division of Building Permits sponsored training on IECC code compliance to facilitate the thrust toward green living with buildings that require less energy and have lower fuel cost. Enforcement of the IECC was delayed to accommodate the training semibuilding professionals and the general public. The IECC shall be implemented in three phases over the next 90 days with the initial phase starting May 1. DPNRs Division of Building Permits will require architects, draftsmen, contractors and the general public to include the technical data and calculations on submitted drawings to demonstrate compliance with the IECC for residential and commercial new construction and renovations. The plan review process will require citizens to state either a Prescriptive or Performance based approach to demonstrating an enIECC. This initial phase of implementation requires anyone applying for a building permit to submit a complete set of construction plans and documents with the beled for the following types of systems: Building thermal envelope, e.g., wall, roof/ceiling and foundation systems; Mechanical system, e.g., system type, size controls and performance ef Lighting system, e.g., detailed lighting schedule depicting ballast type, and controls; and Service water heating, e.g., water and distribution. During this initial phase building per mits shall be issued conditionally if the construction plans and documents are not fully compliant with the code. For more information on what is required see IECC section 103.2 Information on construction documents. The second phase is from May 31, to June 29. At this time applicants will be required to submit construction plans and documents with a minimum of 75 percent IECC 103.2. In this phase of implementing the code, approval of building permits shall be contingent on the submittal of 75 percent of the documents, showing that the building will operate with a reduced dependency on fossil fuel consumption. In the third phase of implementation, July 2, through July 31 any new applications for building permits shall be IEC code compliant before the building per mit is issued. In addition, any new construction projects turned in during the June 29 that have not yet come into IEC code compliance will not be allowed to IEC code compliance issues have been resolved. The Division of Building Permits has acquired Energy Inspectors who will restruction as it progresses and provide guidance throughout the process. The goal is for future buildings to become enuse of fossil fuel. For more information contact Bevan Smith, Unit Chief, Division of Building Permits at 773-1082. 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