St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Publication Date: 04-16-2012
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Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Revives Artistic Tradition at MarketplacePage 9DOE Ofcials Meet with GBS Parents in Wake of School Bus AccidentPage 3Emergency PTO Meeting:GBS, JESS and GHS Ofcials Invite Top Brass To Island-Wide Meeting Page 5 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Marketplace, Third Floor, Suite 306K Email: pgunow@gmail.com Web: www.pguinsurance.com (340) 776-6403 BATTER UP: 16th Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball TourneyPage 2April 16-22, 2012 Copyright 2012 Pond Bay Club Scheduled for Auction in the Coming MonthPage 4 STJ Community Foundation Has Exciting Plans for Gifft Hill LandPage 7St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Ekaete Pink Corner RestaurantEkaete owner Esther Frett, above, serves up local treats like chicken roti and beef patties along with home-made ice cream and fresh juices. SEE STORY ON PAGE 10


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Maggie Wessinger, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 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, April 16-22, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Action got underway on Friday night, April 13, in in Cruz Bay. In the wake of their daughters untimely death in a car accident, the Rutnik family launched the softball tournament in 1996 to fund the Ruby Rutnik Scholar ship Fund, which has awarded more than $122,000 mostly to St. John girls pursuing degrees of higher education. This past year, the Rutnik family suffered another tragedy with the death of their son Amos, who also died in a car accident. Amos Rutnik had been a regular presence at all of the softball tournaments over the years, calling the play-by-play alongside his father. Amos is with his sister now, Andy Rutnik said at last weekends opening ceremony, during which the family announced that this years diamond action ball Tournament. See next weeks St. John Tradewinds for additional tournament coverage, including results. The St. John Community Foundations Annual Meeting will be on Monday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at the Fish Trap Restaurant in Cruz Bay. The SJCF staff and Board of Directors encourage the public to attend this years Annual Meeting to see what the agency has accomplished in 2011 and hear about the goals and objectives for 2012/2013. This dinner event is free to St. John residents and supporters. Reservations are required. Call Celia Kalousek at 693-9410 to see if reservations are still available. Residents are encouraged to come with ideas of how the agency can help promote programs that strengthen community and family values and enhance the quality of life for all members of the community. This is an opportunity to thank those who helped pull the St. John Dial-A-Ride Transportation Program through the government funding crisis, hear about new fund development initiatives and meet collaborative community partners.Dr. Heidi Stout Speaking at April 17 V.I. Audubon Society MeetingWildlife veterinarian Dr. Heidi Stout will talk about the complex needs of birds after an oil spill at the Tuesday, April 17, meet ing of the Virgin Islands Audubon Society. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Gifft Hill School. The public is invited to attend this informative meeting. Dr. Stout oversaw the response efforts during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill) in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The rehabilitation effort for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill involved managing oiled-bird care facilities in four states. Her presentation will include an overview of this catastrophic around the globe. Stout has worked as part of international teams responding to catastrophic incidents affecting wildlife throughout the world, including Spain, France and the Galapagos.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Ball players open the Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament on Friday, April 12.Come to the upper pavilion at Maho Bay Campground and join St. John Community Foundation and the Unitarian Universalists 19, at 7 p.m. as he teaches sustainable growing methods that are capable of being implemented in diverse climates throughout the world. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, pest control, crop rotation and PH issues. None of these exist in nature or in Gautschis gardens and orchards. This gardening practice parallels the many ways nature effortlessly grows its plants, using little water as well. The time is ripe.Organic Farming Film Screening Apr. 19In honor of National Library Week 2012, Pulitzer Prize winning author, T.J. Stiles will speak at the Elaine I Sprauve Library on Monday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Stiles is the author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. He is currently at work on a biography of George Armstrong Custer, with the support of a Guggenheim fellowship. The Friends of the Library will provide light refreshments. For more information call the library at 776-6359.T.J. Stiles Speaking at Library April 16Annual SJCF Meeting Set for April 16 16th Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament Gets Underway


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Adult monitors are needed on school buses, parents told Departweek. Eight parents of Guy Benjamin School students who were on a school bus which crashed into a guard rail on Centerline Road met with DOEs Insular Superinten dent for the St. Thomas/St. John District Jeanette Smith-Barry on Tuesday morning, April 10, at the Coral Bay elementary school. The school bus was traveling to Cruz Bay from GBS around 3:30 p.m. on April 4 when it struck a portion of a guardrail on Center line Road between Upper Carolina and Ajax Peak. Although none of the 15 students on board the bus suffered severe injuries, parents were not pleased the wake of the accident. The bus driver, whose name was not available last week other than being referred to as Junior, did not call 911 and transferred all of the students from his bus to a second bus before authorities ar rived on the scene. The buses are owned and oper ated by Varlack Ventures, which is contracted by DOE. It appeared last week that the bus driver called the V.I. Police Departments Leander Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay and reported that there were no injuries. The driver was not in a position to make that determination, but the report of no injuries kept Emer gency Medical Services from responding to the accident. St. John Rescue, which is dispatched by EMS, was also kept from responding with the report of no injuries. who were capable of making a determination about injured students, some of whom were as young as kindergarten age, to arrive at the scene, the bus driver transferred all of the students to a second bus. Several students complained of aching necks and bruised arms and shoulders, but they were told to get on the second bus, according to one GBS parent. The second bus transported the GBS students to Cruz Bay, where students disembarked and shared news of the accident with their parents. Several parents took their children straight to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center, but not all parents heard the news right away. The biggest thing is that the children were allowed to leave the scene on another bus without Smith-Barry. That is a serious, serious thing. Those children were not to be moved. You dont just pick up and leave an accident. I was very upset that the driver of another bus just dropped them off, she said. That is unaccept able and I have communicated that to the bus company. All of those children needed to be taken to the clinic and evaluated. In addition to not informing the proper authorities about the acci dent, the bus driver didnt inform A parent informed Julius E. Sprauve School principal Dionne Wells, the former principal at GBS, about the accident and it was Wells who reported the incident to DOE, according to Smith-Barry. In the wake of the accident, all parents in order to have their children checked out at MKSCHC. have correct contact information and as of last week, had not contacted all parents. The parents who were contacted were asked to meet at GBS on Tuesday morning to meet with Smith-Barry who was unable to attend a scheduled PTO meeting at the school that night. Instead of the evening meet ing, about eight parents, several of whom were forced to leave their jobs for several hours, met with Smith-Barry, Deputy Superinten dent Joseph Sibilly, a DOE bus safety inspector and GBS principal Dr. Whitman Browne at 9 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Varlack Ventures representative Delrise Varlack was invited to the meeting as well, but could not attend because of personal reasons, according to Smith-Barry. It was very important for me to meet with you face to face after the unfortunate accident on Wednesday, said Smith-Barry. After learning of what happened we are really just so sad on one hand and thankful on the other because a major tragedy was averted. While the accident did not result in serious injuries, it was not St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 3 Continued on Page 19The biggest thing is that the children were allowed to leave the scene on another bus Janette Smith Barry, DOE Insular Superintendent Thursday, April 19thINDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Chef's Corner ......................13 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Letters ...........................14-15 On the Market .....................12 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23DOE Ofcials Meet with GBS Parents In Wake of School Bus Accident St. John Tradewiinds News Photos DOE Insular Superintendent Jeanette Smith-Barry, above, listens to GBS parents' concerns after a school bus with 15 students hit a guard rail, at left, on Centerline Road.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After sitting dormant for three years, the partially built Pond Bay Club in Estate Chocolate Hole could have a new owner next month. The 15-acre waterfront property with partially developed high-end condominiums is set to be auctioned off in V.I. Superior Court on May 2, according to a report in the St. Thomas Source. The online news site cited a local attorney involved with the various court cases which have surrounded Pond Bay Club since construction halted in 2009. The auction date, according to the story. The auction will be the latest in decades of controversy at the Estate Chocolate Hole development site. Work has started and stopped at the hotel-zoned property since the 1980s. After initial construction action in the mid-1980s, the site was left bare, save for a concrete cistern, until First Development Group/ Carib Limited Partnership bought it in 1999. With plans for 50 units in threeand four-bedroom cottages and villas, a club house, a 140-seat restaurant, a full-service spa and beach-front pool complete with a white sand beach, Pond Bay Club billed itself boasting six-star service and exclusive amenities, according to marketing information from First Amer ican Group. After years of delays, negotiations wtih the Estate Chocolate Hole Home Owners Association and meetings with Department of Planning and Natural essary permits and broke ground in 2008. To mark the occasion, developers threw a star-studded party which drew Governor John deJongh among other local dignitaries. First American Group projected a comple tion date for the luxury time-shares of sometime in the 2008/2009 winter season. Prices ranged from $950,000 for a prime period in a three-bedroom spa villa to $335,000 for a fall period in a hillside cottage. While several model units were completed and tours offered to St. John real estate agents, the units didnt move as quickly as sales agents had predicted. Within a few months, construction at the site slowed and eventually halted all together in 2009 with a little more than half of the project complete. company, European bank WestLB AG, have been battling in local courts.4 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 Pond Bay Club Slated for Auction Next Month St. John Tradewiinds News Photo FileA little more than half-way complete, Pond Bay Club, above, is set to be auctioned off in V.I. Superior Court on May 2, according to reports. 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! Stop by the upper parking lot at the Lumberyard on Sunday, April 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the next St. John Farmers Market. Dont miss the chance to pick up some local, organic vegetables, local honey, freshly made tarts and more.Next Practice Swim Set for April 22Join Friends of V.I. National Park on Sunday, April 22, for the second practice swim before the Beach to Beach Power Swim. Meet at Maho Bay beach at 8:30 a.m. and swim the short course portion of the race to Cinnamon (approximately one mile). Swim swim! Safety boats will be in the water for support. St. Thomas residents, there is plenty of time to take the 7:30 am ferry and join! Just inform Friends of VINP and theyll pick up swimmers at the ferry dock. One more practice swim will be offered on Sunday, May 13, (Maho to Cinnamon, Trunk or Hawksnest), at 8:30 a.m. Email Heather Ruhsam at hruhsam@friendsvinp.org or call 779-4940. The race itself will be Sunday, May 27, at 8 a.m.. Registration is now open. Go to www.friendsvinp.org/swim or call 779-4940 for more details and to register. The public is invited to the Julius E. Sprauve School on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the St. John Summer Youth Fair. Stop by the school and apply for a summer job or sign up for a summer program. Participants will include 4-H Summer Camp, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Program, Department of Labor, Friends of V.I. National Park, Gifft Hill School and many more. Bring the whole family, a complementary buffet dinner will be served. For more information call V.I. Police Department public STJ Summer Youth Fair May 2 at JESS Next St. John Farmers Market April 29Guy Benjamin School is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and tickets for children are $5. Dinner includes appetizers, salad, main course, dessert and a drink. For more details call GBS at 776-6242.GBS Annual Spaghetti Dinner Is May 10


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds In the wake of a school bus accident on April 4, all three St. John schools are coming together for an emergency Parent Teacher Organization meeting on Monday night, April 16, at Julius E. Sprauve School at 5:45 p.m. A school bus carrying 15 students was en route to Cruz Bay from GBS in Coral Bay when the driver careened into a guard rail on Centerline Road between Upper Carolina and Ajax Peak. While no one was seriously injured, the students were transferred to a second bus and transported to Cruz Bay without parents or Derelated story on page 3). On Tuesday morning, April 10, DOE Insular Superintendent Jeanette Smith-Barry met with GBS parents and that night the school hosted a regularly scheduled PTO meeting. The bus accident was a major topic of discussion that night and parents and teachers decided to band together to make sure nothing like what occurred on April 4 happens again, explained Sara Sawyer, a board member of the GBS PTO. We had our PTO meeting on Tuesday night and everyone was very upset and concerned about the bus accident, said Sawyer. There just doesnt seem to be a lot of concern between school tures (which owns and operates the buses on a contract with DOE). No one seems to be dealing with this. No one seems to know the procedures and obviously the bus driver didnt follow any procedures after the accident, Sawyer said. During the meeting, GBS ofto host an island-wide emergency PTO meeting. The group sent out invitations last week to Smith-Bar ry, Deputy Superintendent Joseph Sibilly, V.I. Police Departments Darren Foy and Delrise Varlack of Varlack Ventures. The April 4 bus accident was same bus driver have been reported, Sawyer added. has been an incident with this bus driver, she said. Nothing has been done in the past, but something needs to be done now. are determined to make sure this issue is addressed, Sawyer explained. This cant wait; this is something that needs to be dealt with, she said. We are worried that they will just let this slide and then put him back on the bus in the future. That cant happen. St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 5 Sara Sawyer, board member Guy Benjamin School PTO St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Bill StelzerCharlotte Amalie High School student Savannah Lyons-Anthony won the crown at the St. Thomas Carnival Queen competition on Saturday night, April 7, at Lionel Roberts Stadium. Lyons-Anthony, with her mother Kim to win the title! Congratulations! 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: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE $$$$$ GBS, JESS and GHS Ofcials Invite Top Brass to Island-Wide PTO Meeting Monday


6 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 Continued on Page 24 Happy Holidays! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds For anyone who hasnt been bitten by the paddleboarding bug that is sweeping St. John, Pretlow Majettes new Waterbase offers the perfect opportunity to try out the sport. Waterbase recently opened in the former Low Key Watersports space in Wharfside Village and takes full advantage of its beach front location. Taking a cue from Majettes popular retail store Big Planet in Mongoose Junction where he also owns Made in St. John and Shade Eyeware Waterbase offers island-centric clothing, shoes and accessories. Waterbase is a sister store to Big Planet, said Majette. Its got a similar product mix to Big Planet, but with a bit more of a beach angle. There are brands that we dont have at Big Planet so people of the line sunglasses like Maui nis, board shorts and more. Just outside of Waterbase, right on the Gary Francis, who is teaching paddleboard lessons and offering demonstrations. Paddleboards are our main thing, said Majette. Were offering 90-minute beginner lessons with the boards. A lot of people will rent you a paddle board and say, Heres a paddle, get out and have fun. And paddleboarding is really a pretty easy sport to get into, but its important to get some serious skills down, he said. The boards are 10 or 11 feet long and turnWere doing lessons right on the beach. Majette recommends that all beginner paddleboarders take an introduction lesson with Francis before a rental, but experienced boarders are welcome too. We like for them to take an intro lesson with us if they do a rental, he said. If not, they can do a quick skills test with us, just to show that they can go out and come back without getting them selves into trouble. For paddleboard rentals, Water sy, but are in fact super high-tech and stable. We have these super high-tech als, said Majette. Its this crazy technology that makes them so rigid you wouldnt believe it. Youd think you could never but the technology they have uses thousands of little threads to connect the top and bottom at a really high pressure and you get these really thick and very stable boards, he said. In addition to being light-weight also means no strapping oversized boards to rental Jeeps or island cars. You can roll these up and put them in a backpack, said Majette. And you dont have to sweat and put it up on top of a car. Theyre tons of fun and safe and easy to carry around. The best aspect of the boards is safety, said Majette. For us, we were really con-Waterbase at Wharfside Village Offers Paddleboard Rentals, Lessons and More St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottPaddleboard instructor Gary Francis, above, gives a quick lesson to a young student on the Cruz Bay beach.


St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A two and a half acre parcel of land on Gifft Hill Road just past Bellevue Village will one day be a verdant green space with winding pathways and a bounty of fruits and vegetables. While that vision might be still a few years away, St. John Community Foundation executive director Celia Kalousek is already excited about the possibilities and her enthusiasm is contagious. There will be pathways around the ruins with signs identifying the said Kalousek. Well have little plots for community gardens with fruit trees and herbs and bush tea plants. The view from the land is amazing; you can see Puerto Rico and St. Croix. The garden could be a great educational tool for youth about the environment and history, said the SJCF executive director. Were talking to different partners about there. There are so many exciting possibilities. The land was donated to SJCF by Reliance Housing Foundation, which constructed the nearby Bellevue Village affordable housing community, explained Kalousek. Reliance donated the land to SJCF with the stipulation that it be nity, she said. community center on the property with the community garden winding around the area, Kalousek added. Weve been going through various versions of community center plans since we were given the land six years ago, she said. We want to have focus group meetings and meet with potential partners. The center is going to belong to the community, so we want people to partner with us and come up with ideas of what the community needs. Several options include providing a meeting space, assembly area and archive location for community groups, Kalousek explained. While continuing to plan for an actual building on the site one on clearing the land to showcase its potential. Stop by the property some Monday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Kalousek will be there along with a few volunteers St. John Community Foundation Has Exciting Plans for Gifft Hill LandSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottVolunteers have already cleared invasive plants and are working on pathways on the SJCF land, above and at left. P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 18


By Elaine Campbell Special St. John Tradewinds The 2012 Wagapalooza T-shirt and poster designer is Annie Caswell who has donated her talent to the St. John animal shelters major fundraising event of the year. Waga will be Saturday, May 19, starting at 5 p.m. in the V.I. National show registrations will start at 4 p.m. Caswell is the owner of Kissed by Fire Creations, and is best known on St. John for her one-of-a-kind Spirit Dolls. For several years, she has offered VINP seminars in Spirit Dollmaking, encouraging seminar par ticipants to bring their own natural materials to form individualistic creations. Samples of some of Caswells own Spirit Dolls can be seen on her website, www.anniecaswell.com. In addition to Spirit Doll creation, Caswell paints, sculpts, crafts jewelry, and does graphic design. A freelance designer, Caswells work is on display in several shops in Vermont, at Soggy Bottom in Jost Van Dyke, and at the Friends of the Park store in Cruz Bay. Her diverse creations can also be seen at Jolly Dog, Donkey Diner, and the Full Moon of St. John, all in Coral Bay, as well as at St. John Spice in Cruz Bay. The 2012 T-shirts and posters will be collector items for those who purchase each years custom designed Waga souvenirs. This years design features a ship full of rescued dogs and puppies sailing to safe harbor at the ACC shelter. The sailing ship bears the name Paws on Deck along its bow. Appropriately, Tall Ships Traders will soon be producing the Caswell Waga T-shirts. They can be purchased at the shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay before Waga, or at the park on the day of the dog show. A collec tor treatment for the unique poster is to have it mounted on wood and laminat ed as a wall hanging. Laminated ACC posters for Wagapalooza 2011 and for the Walk on the Wild Side gala can be seen hanging at the shelter. ACC thanks Caswell for the generous donation of her artwork. With donations from visitors, residents, and off-island supporters, the good ship ACC will continue sailing, bringing homeless, hungry, and sometimes abused dogs and kitties to safe harbor. Donations are welcome all year round. All proceeds from Waga go directly to feeding, medicating, shelter ing, and caring for our islands needy companion animals. 8 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 2012 Waga T-Shirt, Poster Design UnveiledAnnie Caswell's Waga 2012 poster. DO YOU OWN A RENTAL VILLA? IF SO, ADVERTISE YOUR VILLA FOR THE 2013 SEASON. EMAIL mnelson@stjohnmagazine.com TEL 340-642-5365 OWNER'S SPECIAL10% Discount 1/6 P AGE VILLA AD$850.00 Reg. / Special $765.0020% Discount 1/3 P AGE VILLA AD$1,500.00 Reg. / Special $1,200.00OFFER ENDS: MAY 30, 2012 IT'S EASY: owner provides photo and text Sailview Guest SuitesReasonably priced well appointed guest suites with views of Coral Bay Harbor, A/C, Cable TV, DVD, WiFi, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler. Each suite has sepa rate entrance, private bath and private terrace. Sailview is only ve minutes to Coral Bay. $775-$945 per suite per week; $125-$145 per suite per night. 340-514-0315; www.sailviewstjohn.com GREAT EXPECTATIONS 4 Master Bedrooms Plus 3 Guest Bedrooms Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, WiFi Walking Distance to Beaches Spectacular Sunrise/Sunset Views www.GreatExpectationsUSVI.com See Website for Specials. 1-800-553-0109 VILLA RENTALS GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Vir gin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit www.gibneybeachvillas.com or call 340-643-2936. Southern SerenityA magnicent luxury 3 bedroom/2 bath resort condo located on the Cruz Bay waterfront with spectacular views. Sleeps 6-8, fully equipped kitchen, heated pool and hot tub, gym, reserved parking, WiFi, plasma TV and more. A short walk from the ferry dock and convenient to grocery, shopping and restaurants. Visit our website at www.stjohnvacationrental.net or email info@stjohnvacationrental.net ISSUE NO. 6 ST. JOHN MAGAZINE l 111 GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Virgin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit www.gibneybeachvillas.com or call 340-643-2936.


St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After housing Maps Monde and the gallery of the now defunct Artists Association of St. John, the sectradition alive thanks to Kimberly Boulon. Kimberly Boulon Fine Art is the St. John artists island for decades. Working mainly in plein air on location and at her home studio at Windswept Beach, Boulon has been capturing the islands landscapes and seascapes in various nuanced lighting for more than 30 years. In fact Boulon was the founding president of the Artists Association, and has known about the windowed location in The Marketplace for years, she explained. Im very happy to be here and for the opportunity to showcase my work in this location, said Boulon. Ive thought about this space for years; its a good spot with good energy. With help from her interior designer sister-in-law, Heidi Leighton of Boston, and husband Rafe, Boulon transformed the space with muted hues which We worked with my colors, the colors I tend to gravitate to, said Boulon. Rafe, the love of my life and my partner in all things except the actual painting, made my free standing panels and helped me in so many ways. Kimberly Boulon Fine Art showcases the artists deep sense of mood as well as her range. Working in oil, pastel and gouache along with a few raku is not hemmed in by any one medium. She excels at oil paintings of representational images showing familiar shorelines in perfectly captured light like the gorgeous Trunk Bay Cay in early afternoon light. But Boulon is equally impressive at capturing especially evocative portraits and her contemporary abstractions urgently draw in the viewer. I am a painter of emotion and mood, said the temporary pieces, but it depends on how I see it. If something catches me and I feel it, then I go for it. I may have a general sense of color, but I dont want to have an outcome in mind, she said. For me its about getting the composition and the colors and then I start building and the work starts revealing itself to me.Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Revives Artistic Tradition at The Marketplace 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 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottContinued on Page 18 imagination, to allow them to react to each painting in their own Kimberly Boulon, St. John artist


10 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 WE'RE WORKING ON OUR 2013 EDITION!CALL 776-6496 FOR ADVER TISING INQUIRIES Gifft Hill residents awoke on Friday morning, beloved Fork in the Road vandalized. There was no word last week on what happened, but residents looked intentional.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Martha Toomey By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Looking for some fresh, homemade sour sop ice cream? How about a traditional chicken roti sure to transport one to the shores of Trinidad? with scratch-made sauce? Anyone who is feeling a little famished should be sure to stop by the inviting pink structure right on the corner at the Coral Bay triangle, where Esther Frett is serving up all of that and more. Frett and her husband Jerry have been working on the structure for a few years and opened Ekaete Pink Corner in November. We built this up from zero, said Frett. There was nothing here when we started. We built the whole thing and we still have some work to do. projects, Ekaetes Pink Corner is already a warm and cozy lunch or dinner spot. With her covered gazebos, an herb garden and a dents into loyal fans of her home-style cooking. A life-long cook, Frett is passionate about the food she prepares. I grew up with a long line of culinary women, she said. Ive always cooked and always loved it. I went to culinary school in Trinidad. The menu at Ekaete changes often, but one can curry goat and there is always a vegetarian offering. Meals range from $14 to $16 and come with a choice of sides. Other lunch and dinner offerings include chicken and beef patties, for $4 each, curry chicken and even week as well. We usually do the buffet on Friday or Sunday nights, she said. It gives people a chance to taste a little bit of curry goat and a little roti and maybe have some things theyve never tried before. To wash that down, try one of Fretts fresh local juices. The juice options change as well, but recently included mauby, plum, sorrel, tamarind and golden apple. For anyone looking for something a little stronger, Frett offers beer, rum punch and even whips up freshly blended daiquiris. For dessert, do not miss Fretts fresh, home-made Fretts is creamy and tart. Other hand-made ice cream and pecan. Frett also makes fresh fruit smoothies and had guava, triple berry and strawberry options on a recent visit. Ekaete is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Stop by and see what Frett is making today or call 340244-8583.Stop by Ekaete Pink Corner at Coral Bay Triangle for Fresh Roti, Local Juices, Home-made Ice Cream St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Local treats, homemade ice cream and fresh juices are on the menu at Ekaete, above.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Get ready to have a great time on the waves while supporting a truly important cause. The second annual Chaotic Kayak Race is set for Sunday, August 26, at Oppenheim er Beach and last years winner is already talking smack. Funds from the anything goes kayak race support Team River Runners annual St. John trip which brings wounded veterans to the island for a week, or more, of health and healing through watersports. TRR has been bringing groups of wounded veterans and loved ones to St. John for more than four years now and hopes to raise enough funds to bring down two groups, each of which will stay at Cinnamon Bay Campground for a week, this fall, explained TRR co-founder and executive director Joe Mornini. Well be back with a group of veterans If we raise enough funds well have two groups come down who will each stay one week. Last year we had one big group and So this year wed like to have smaller groups and do two weeks instead of one, said Mornini. The only obstacle in Morninis way is funding. Each trip to St. John costs TRR about $25,000 to bring between 8 and 12 veterans down to enjoy adaptive kayaking, snorkeling, boating and more. TRR depends on monetary and in-kind donations in order to offer the wounded men and women who served their country the week of healing and camaraderie on Love City. Last years kayak race raised $25,000 for TRR and funded a large groups visit in November 2011. Organizers, including Tom and Amy Larsen of Sadie Sea and John and Brandi Schuld, are hoping to match and even top last years total. While raising much-needed funds for TRRs St. John trip, the kayak race is also a great time. Teams of three are encouraged to use water guns, super soakers and other tools of water propulsion to throw off their competitors. Kayak teams face off in heats of three, with eliminated teams offered the chance to buy back into the race later in the day. After a very close, and very wet, competition, the team of Arawak Adventures, helmed by Arthur Jones, took top honors in last years race. While no one was really surprised that a kayak rental company won the race, Jones had a ringer on board which had some competitors crying foul, explained Mornini. Last years winner was Arthur of Ar awak Adventures, but he had a ringer in the boat, said Mornini. They had a little kid race course. It remains to be seen if Jones will return with his ringer in tow this year, or if other teams are packing their boats with elemen tary school students in hopes of grabbing the title this year. But Jones is already predicting another victory. Arthur is already throwing the smack down and guaranteeing a win, said Mor nini. Well have to see about that. I think a lot of people have Arthur in their water gun sights. Mornini, who also has a full time job as a special education instructor in the Washington, D.C. area, was on St. John early this month spreading the word about this years kayak race. Hell return in August for the race itself and will be back in November with the group, or hopefully two groups, of veterans. A Washington area kayak enthusiast, Mornini and a friend launched TRR at Walter Reed Army Medical Center eight years ago. Since then, TRR chapters have sprung up at veterans hospitals across the country, mostly started by veterans who have been through the program themselves. TRR hosts white water and ocean kayak trips and has impacted the lives of countless wounded veterans. Anyone who missed last years kayak race, should get a team together and be sure to be there. Kayaks will be provided by Crabby Water Sports and the Sadie Sea folks will be on hand once again to help with logistics. For more information or to register a team for the second annual Chaotic Kayak Race on Sunday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. call the Larsens on Sadie Sea at 514-0778.St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 11 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 File by Yelena Rogers Get ready for the second annual Chaotic Kayak Race to support Team River Runner.Second Annual Chaotic Kayak Race Set for August 26 at Oppenheimer for precancerous or unidentified skin lesionsApril 15th to June 1st, 2012~ By Appointment Only ~James Pace Clayton, MDEinstein University of Medicine, NYC University of ConnecticutFamily Practice, Post Grade Emergency Medicine and Dermatology


12 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A roughly 10,600-squre-foot shaded lot with mature trees offers a rare opportunity for a DIY-er or someone looking for a perfect garden perch. The Glucksberg Gazebo is listed on the St. John MLS for $129,500 and includes a quaint screened-in structure with a lot of infrastructure already in place, explained Islandia Real Estate Owner/Broker Merry Nash. Ideal for a St. John resident looking for a garden area, the Glucksberg Gazebos price tag certainly makes this property enticing. This property would be great for a local who wants a get-away area to do some gardening and puttering, said Nash. This would be a great place to grow or chids and exotic plants. The property was recently surveyed and staked and the property includes a 90-watt capacity solar panel system with charger regulator and a 1,200-watt power inverter. The gazebo-type structure on the property has a 12 volt solar panel and screened walls with a sturdy Glucksberg Gazebo: Affordably Priced Wooded Lot St. John Tradewinds The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands last week announced that 30 community groups or organizations have been awarded a total of $21,614 in grants through the 2012 CFVI Mini-Grant program. These grant awards, which range in size from $500 to $1,000, were selected from among 66 applicants who submitted a wide variety of proposals. CFVI is delighted to be able to continue this Mini Grant Program for the sixteenth consecutive year, bringing the total projects funded over the years to 660, for a value of $426,260, said President Dee BaecherBrown. CFVI Mini-Grants support the foundations mission to enhance the educational, physical, social, cultural, and environmental well-being of children, youth and families in the Virgin Islands. Mini-Grants support a wide range of service organizations and individuals working to provide positive alternatives and enrich the lives of children and families in our communities. Applications are received from St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. One example of a successful grant application is the University of the Virgin Islands/VI Marine Advisory Services week-long summer program to introduce students to the Marine Science Field. Students will learn about coral reefs and seek to understand the impact humans have on the health and future of the reefs around the USVI. The grant will be used to show how marine scientists interact with their encoral reefs around St. Thomas. Another successful grant application was for materials for costumes for the STAR Summer Program, which has provided high quality theater experience for youth ages 8-16, on St. Croix for 20 years. The program offers classes in acting, singing, dancing and stage craft on a daily basis for a four week period. During this time a musical production is prepared, culminating in two public performances. Another successful application was from St. John Rescue who will conduct CPR training for the students and faculty at the Julius E. Sprauve School and provide CPR kits to each student. CFVI was established in 1990. The foundation has grown to more than 100 funds and scholarships created by individuals and businesses to support educational, environmental, social and cultural initiatives in the Virgin Islands. In addition to the annual mini grants, CFVI also awards annual teacher grants for innovative classroom projects and annual summer enrichment and college scholarships. For more information call CFVI at 774-6031 or visit the website www.cfvi.net.CFVI Announces 2012 Mini-Grant Recipients all wood used in the structure is pressure treated and all joints and footers are lag bolted with hurricane ties at the rafters. With so much work already done, Glucksberg Gazebo is also the perfect affordably property for someone looking to complete their own project, explained Nash. Glucksberg Gazebo would also be good for someone who ish it as a place to live, said the Islandia Real Estate Broker/Owner. There is a lot of already wellbuilt infrastructure. This would be a great project for someone who is handy and wants to do work themselves. When done, it would be the perfect inexpensive starter home for a do-it-yourself-type of per son, Nash said. The wooded lot is located in a quiet neighborhood in Estate Glucksberg and is priced to move. Other amenities include a job box and storage containers, lights and coolers. Its just a delightful screened gazebo in the woods for a great price, said Nash. For more details about Glucksberg Gazebo call Nash at Islandia Real Estate at 776-6666 or on her cell at 642-2246, or visti the website www.islandiarealestate.com.


St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 13 Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) design_envir@yahoo.comVezios Custom Painting By Mares Crane St. John Tradewinds The British love asparagus, the sign of Spring. It has a short season starting on April 23 (St. Georges Day) and ending on June 21 (Midsummers Eve). My parents have been growing asparagus at our home in England for more than 37 years. We grow it just for the family and as a gift for friends. Of course now, one can get asparagus all year round, but they never taste quite the same as the ones plucked from my parents garden. We usually very simply steam asparagus and serve them with hot lemon butter. But here are a few more interesting ways to use them and celebrate Spring. Asparagus Soup 2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes 2 bunches asparagus, bottoms trimmed away and cut into 1/2to 1-inch pieces 2 14-ounce cans of chicken stock 8 ounces of water 1/2 onion chopped Olive oil 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon chopped mint Squeeze of lemon juice In a saucepan, saute the onion and potatoes with olive oil very gently so as not to color. When the onion is transparent, add the chicken stock and water and bring to a simmer until potatoes In a blender toss in the chopped mint and parsley. Add the asparagus to the chicken stock mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for three minutes. Pour mixture into blender and blend until desired texture. If serving hot, pour back into saucepan and slowly heat. Soup can be served chilled as well. If serving cold, place in container and allow to fully cool. Whether serving hot or cold, add salt and pepper to taste and a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Some heavy cream can be added for extra richness. Serve with crusty warm bread for a fantastic Spring meal. Serves four. Asparagus Risotto with Parmesan Crisps Risotto1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot chopped 7 ounces Aborio rice 6 ounces dry white wine 15 ounces hot chicken or vegetable stock 6 asparagus spears, blanched and chopped 1 Tablespoon butter 3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Heat the olive oil and a heavy bottom frying pan and saute the shallot until softened, not colored. Add the rice and saute for one minute, stirring frequently until coated in the oil. Add wine and simmer until absorbed by rice. Add the hot stock one ladle at a time, stirring between each addition to allow liquid to be absorbed. The rice will be cooked when plump and creamy with still some bite to it, about 20 minutes. Add the asparagus, butter, Parmesan and salt and pepper and stir well. Parmesan Crisps cheeseHeat oven to 375 F Place six small handfuls of the Parmesan on a nonstick oven tray, or use waxed paper on the oven tray. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, Parmesan will be golden brown. Remove from tray and allow to cool. Serve risotto in two bowls and top with Parmesan crisps. Parmesan crisps are also great served with the asparagus soup as well. Baked Marinated Salmon Filet with Spring Vegetables skinned Sesame seeds 2 bunches asparagus, chopped on an angle 3/4 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon of butter 1 Tablespoon of chopped mint Salt and pepper to taste Marinade 1 Tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 cup white wine Zest of half a lemon Juice of half an orange 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon grated ginger Salt and pepper to taste Dash of red pepper, if desired utes. While the salmon is baking, heat the oil and butter in a frying pan. Toss in the vegetables and saute for 4 to 5 minutes, until vegetables are bright green and al dente. Stir in chopped mint, salt and pepper. Serve vegetables on a plate, topped with the salmon and sprig of mint or cilantro. Spring Time Means Fresh Asparagus


14 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.vi Keeping Track of Crime Homicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3rd Degree Burglaries: 11 Grand Larcenies: 23 Rapes: 0 Senators, O, Senators Redistricting has been thrust upon you Its time to show your colors Be it yellow...or true blue. I think we all agree Its time for St. Johnians to elect Their island representative Someone they alone select. Does someone planning redistricting Not trust our St. Johnians electorate To chose wisely a senator Wholl vote and really protect it! No more need to waste campaigning On all three isles Kissing babies on St. Croix So Senators, ever wise Senators Redistrict if it so be Regardless what else you do It is time to set St. John free! Muse of Reef BayOde T o Redistricting Sis Frank came to the Virgin Islands in the 1950s. When she arrived she found a serene tropical paradise. She saw that Jeeps were our main source of transportation and she noticed that the people of these beautiful islands were very hospitable. Sis Frank noticed all of this, and she decided early in her stay here with us, to recognize, nurture and develop something more special, and that was the raw talents in our youth. Sis Frank lived here with us for another 50 years and during that time there are countless events that she has sponsored and participated in with our youths Many parents in the community can remember trips to the mainland and overseas where their children received experiences beyond the wildest dreams. I remember one parent telling me that she would inform her employer months in advance of her plans to be a chaperon with Sis Frank. This parent told me that her most memorable trip was when Sis Frank took the entire St. John Steel Orchestra to perform in Europe. She recognized then that this opportunity presented a once in a lifetime trip for our children and herself. Sis Frank created an Arts program for our children, housed it in a small building and called it the St. John School of the Arts. In the last 30 years Sis Frank and many others worked diligently and thoughtfully with our children to develop their talents in the area or the Performing Arts. Sis Frank had a great friend and (side-kick) by the name of Jan Kinder who decided to make Sis Franks dream hers also. When time passed and Sis Frank was getting tired, Jan picked up the torch and kept the St. John School of the Arts doors open and Sis Franks dream alive. The St. John School of the Arts has many success stories. Our most recent success story happened on Saturday, April 7, when one of our St. John School of the Arts top ballet students, Savannah Lyons-AnthoI met her proud mother the day of the pageant and told her congratulations whether her daughter won or not. But I knew like most of us that as Savannah performed that night, she would captivate the audience and mesmerize the judges. Her mother said that Savannah had been learning ballet at our St. John School of the Arts from the age of three. Sis Frank is no longer with us and Jane Kinder has since moved away, but the St. John School of the Arts has a wonderful, passionate and dedicated Executive Director by the name of Kim Wild. I was the SJSA board president for the past three years and now I am proud to have passed the baton he carries a of love for St. John and all who reside here. His name is Jim Furneaux. Ronnie Lee is our Vice President. He has the New York Energy and Broadway persona and connections to keep our school always on the cutting edge. The St. John School of the Arts family is looking for people who would like to help carry on Sis Franks vision for St. John and would like to contribute by sponsoring students, by supporting performances and becoming a board member. Please contact Kim Wild, our Executive Director, at 340-779-4322. Ronnie Jones


Dear Superintendent Janette Smith-Barry, Deputy Superintendent Joseph Sibilly, People T ransportation Services Causton Merchant, Delrise Varlack of Varlack Ventures, and Chief of Police Darren Foy, The parents and staff of Guy H. Benjamin School, Julius E. Sprauve School, The Gifft Hill School, and members of the St. John Community request your presence at the meeting Monday, April 16, 2012 at 5:45 p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria. There are questions and concerns regarding bus safety and accident procedures. In light of the recent bus accident, it is felt this meeting should be held as soon as possible. With such a serious issue, our leaders should be in attendance to respond to the concerns and questions of the many St. Johnians who have requested this meeting. Thank you in advance for your timely response to this invitation. Sincerely, Sara M Sawyer, Board Member Guy H. Benjamin PTOSt. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 15 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) Sisterhood Agenda 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 SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.vi ISLAND NOTES from the publisherDON'T FORGET! Income Taxes must be postmarked by April 17th.We have so many people to thank for making Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands Noche Latina! fundraising event a success. Due to the generosity of the St. John community, and many who came over from St. Thomas, over $2,000 was raised. This amount covers remaining costs needed to provide the Dancing Classrooms program at Guy Benjamin, Gifft Hill and Julius E. Sprauve Elementary Schools. Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands, Inc. is a nonlowing businesses and individuals for contributing to the event. Rhumblines! Thank you Hilary, Scott, Zoe and Dylan for giving us the space and working with us! Liz Putnam this party would not have happened without you! Another big thank you to Beth Jones for her support throughout the night, and donating prizes to our for keeping the party going! Gina, for spreading the joy of Merengue in the Pierre Dulaine Method. Also thank you to Janet Rutnik, Claire and Jamison from Kekoa, Ania Mou Designs Jewelry, Cid and Connections, Kristin and 212 Boutique, Jo from Bamboula, Linda from Pink Papaya, and Krista KreFor those that donated beverages or services, we thank La Plancha for their signature Sangria, Kim Holland for donating her time to bartend the entire evening and for Asolare Mojitos, Bellows Internation the water, Dionysus and Terra Jane for essential mar garita ingredients, Tap Room, St. John Ice Company, Kent Bernier and Dolphin Water Taxi, and Grace Bar Last, but not least, we give a big Thank You to the school communities at GBS, JESS and GHS for preselling tickets for Noche Latina. Gifft Hill sold the most tickets to raise $500 for the program at their school! From this event, we can see that we are all in this together in support of this transformative program for our VI youth. A reminder that 5th graders at six schools are par ticipating in the Dancing Classrooms program at this ward to seeing you there! For more information on how to support Dancing Classrooms Virgin Island, call me, the Executive Director at 340-513-9361 or contact the Community Foundation of the VI at 340-774-6031. Katie Zaytoun Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands


16 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 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 Superior Court Threatens Legal Action Against Citizens who Ignore Juror Summonses St. John Tradewinds News Photo Kourtnie Alexandria English and Sky Shawn Myles Smyth exchanged vows on Friday, March 23, at Hawksnest Beach. Congratulations! English and SmythSt. John Tradewinds The Superior Court of the Vir gin Islands announced on Friday, April 13, that it will take legal action against citizens who fail to respond to juror summonses. The Court advised that all citi zens who received a summons from the Court to appear for jury service beginning October 1, 2011, and who failed to appear, are required to report to the Jury Management Division at the Alexander Farrelly Justice Center in the District of St. Thomas/St. John or they may be subject to being held in contempt of court and face ar rest and possible imprisonment. Citizens who have not responded to the Courts recent juror summonses are currently listed on the Courts website. They were encouraged to view the listing of noncompliant persons on the Superior Courts website (www.visuperiorcourt.org) and report to the Jury Management Division of the Court no later than April 18. After that date, the Court will undertake further legal action for noncompliance. Jury service is the foundation of our system of justice, said Presiding Judge Darryl Dean Donohue. Accordingly, the Court takes very seriously the specter of citizens ignoring summons for jury service and will pursue all legal process to secure compliance. A summons for jury service Court, and the failure to comply with such order may constitute contempt, said Donohue. Citizens who fail to report to the Court by the above stated date will have a Show Cause Order issued against them to appear before the Court and show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court. Citizens who are found in conor imprisonment, in accordance with Title 14, Section 581 of the Virgin Islands Code. For more information contact the Courts Jury Management Division on St. Thomas at 340-7746680.


St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 17 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 require ments 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 cumula tive grade point average The student must have been accepted to an institution of higher education (parents or guardians tax Form 1040 from the previous year). tained from high school guidance counselors, at Connections of St. John, or by email from william@willigerod.com or jfuller@rotarystjohn.org 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. Eligible applicants will be notiThe applications, including the essay, letters of pleted 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 St. John Tradewinds Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis last week announced that the territory is closer to the implementation of street addressing, with the imminent completion of a study to evaluate the territorys existing addressing environment and develop proposals for an addressing system. ward with plans to create a standardized and navigable addressing sysGPS technology, full functionality of the emergency 911 system, and expanded postal delivery to Virgin Islands homes. Eastern Caribbean Center have partnered to advance the territorys street naming and addressing project. The group has contracted with national ly recognized leaders in geospatial infrastructure development, Applied Geographics and Spatial Focus. Representatives from government and private agencies involved in the street addressing initiative were recently presented with suggested recommendations for a phased approach to a territory-wide addressing plan, which includes completion of street naming and testing the proposed addressing system in selected communities throughout the ter ritory. Naming the territorys roads is a critical and necessary component of the street addressing project, since address assignment cannot occur on unnamed roads. Francis encouraged residents to learn more about the historic street naming and addressing initiative and participate in naming streets throughout their communities. Community participation is critical to our goal of achieving addressing throughout the territory, said Francis. We are especially hopeful that churches, schools and community organizations like the Lions and Rotary Clubs will become more involved in naming our streets and help to advance this project. Representatives of the project team are available to meet with community organizations to discuss the Virgin Islands Street Naming and Addressing Initiative. For more information or to set up a presentation for an event, contact Chris George, GIS Coordinator/Street Addressing Project Manager at 776-8505 ext. 4321 or email at chris.george@lgo-vi. gov. Virgin Islanders are also reminded to continue to submit their street lines and submittal forms are available on the website www.ltg.gov.vi.Territory Nearer To Implementation of Standardized Street Addressing SystemThe St. John AARP Chapter #4777 is looking for members to join the group in walking in the St. John Festival July Fourth Parade. Contact Bev Biziewski at 776-6833 if interested. All national AARP members are welcome!In celebration of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John will host Karen Vahling, who will speak on Building a Greener St. John and discuss the Island Vahling is an entrepreneur who follows her heart, with a passion for the planet, and turning good ideas into reality. The Unitar ian Universalist Fellowship of St. John meets at 9:45 a.m. at the Gifft Hill Lower School great room. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock, call 776-6332.


pulling catch-and-keep and yanking tan-tan. We got the area cleared of the from the Division of Urban Forestry, said the SJCF executive director. Were creating pathways now rate the history with signage about the homestead that was there. Kalousek envisions partnering with nearby Gifft Hill School and working on agriculture projects, composting, history and more. SJCF has partnered with Gifft Hill School on various projects and there is a lot of potential in a project like this for agriculture, forestry, history, art and science, she said. SJCF is also hoping to eventually secure a Community Development Block Grant to cover the cost of constructing a building, which Having our own building would lower our overhead and allow us to streamline our services, said Kalousek. There would also be meeting space for any community groups who need it. In the meantime, Kalousek is looking for volunteers to help her continue to clear the land and keep those tan-tan at bay. To help, just stop by the property on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or call Kalousek at SJCF at 693-9410.18 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot 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; pgunow@gmail.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 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.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 design_envir@yahoo.com St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory SJCF Has Plans for Gifft Hill LandContinued from Page 7 With a background in marine ecology and animal behavior, Boulon unabashedly anthropomorphizes her subjects, she added. I do what I want with my paintings, said Boulon. As my teacher and mentor David Millard said, You are the conductor of this orchestra; you are the one with the brush. So when I see seagulls for instance, I can make up anything, she said. I anthropomorphize without apology. The gallery is also a chance for Boulon to climb out of her artists cocoon and allows her an oppor tunity to interact with the public. As an artist, I spend a lot of time isolated with my work, she said. Its wonderful to meet other artists and residents. Its always humbling and always enlightening watching people react to my work. I appreciate others expressions, said Boulon. I try to leave a certain amount to the viewers imagination, to allow them to make up their own story and react to each painting in their own way. In addition to Kimberly Boulon Fine Art, Boulon is still represented at Bajo el Sol in Mongoose Junction, which has showed her work since 2000, and Gallery St. Thomas in Charlotte Amalie, where she has been shown since 2001. Boulon is planning to host an opening reception at the gallery on Friday evening, May 11, in honor of Mothers Day. She plans on collaborating with several other businesses in The Marketplace for a truly memorable event, planned for 5 to 8 p.m. Kimberly Boulon Fine Art is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information about Boulon check out her website www.kimberlyboulon.com or call 693-8524. Continued from Page 9Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Revives Artistic TraditionSt. John Tradewinds This years Earth Day fun starts with the 2012 Earth Day Environmental Fair which is scheduled for Friday, April 20. This year the fair will once again be hosted at the VINP ball 1 p.m. Virgin Islands National Park and the Friends of V.I.N.P. announced this years Earth Day events. The Waste Management Authority will also be co-hosting the second annual Litter Stomp Parade from the Julius E. Sprauve School to the fairgrounds starting at 8:45 a.m. On the following day, Satur day, April 21, Friends of VINP will be hosting the third annual Reef Fest, which will coincide with the Earth Day celebration as St. John youth and their fami lies spend an educational fun day at Hawksnest Beach from 12 to 5 p.m. Exhibits, activities, and events will happen in an out of the water throughout the day. The goal is to educate, inform, and inspire V.I. youth and the community on the importance of preserving and protecting the environment. All events are free and open to the public, and all St. John schools and families are invited. Last year more 600 St. John students attended the Earth Day Fair and more than 150 partici pants attended Reef Fest. These events are great ways to teach V.I. youth about the environment and issues that are a threat to the islands. It is also an excellent opportunity to expose St. John students, who generally dont have the ability to attend fairs in St. Thomas, to impor tant environmental programs on other islands. Island-wide beach clean-ups will be happening throughout Earth Week and a cleanup of Trunk Bay, the newly inducted Blue Flag beach, will be on April 14 at 10 a.m. Participants of the Friends Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program are asked to remove debris from their adopted beach/ trail as part of an island-wide cleanup. The Adopt-A-Beach/ Trail program encourages volunteer groups to adopt a site and become responsible for keeping it clean. Remember that volunteers are needed to help make these events a success. Those interest ed in volunteering should contact Audrey Penn at 779-4940. Friends of VINP Celebrating Earth Week 2012


handled properly at all, SmithBarry told GBS parents. Some things happened that shouldnt have happened, she erly. I tried to contact all parents when I found out about what happened but one phone number didnt work and I couldnt get a hold of another parent. DOE is responsible for chil drens safety from the time parents put their children on the school bus in the morning until they are dropped off in the afternoon, according to Smith-Barry. We are responsible for your children from the time they leave you until they come back to you, she said. What happened shouldnt have happened that way. You wait for authorities to arrive and we need that to be corrected. We make your childrens safety a major concern, said SmithBarry. We dont do this alone. We contract with Varlack Ventures and we all have to be on the same page. Smith-Barry had not had a chance to meet with Varlack representatives at the time of the GBS meeting. She had still not had a chance to meet with the bus comhimself as of press time last week, the Insular Superintendent explained. That is something I have to follow up on, said Smith-Barry. I have had a conversation with Miss Varlack but I have not met with her tunity to meet with her and the bus driver and I havent had that yet. While discussing several guidelines which she hoped to imple ment regarding bus safety, SmithBarry was unable to share details of those guidelines because she Instead, she heard from parents who were frustrated and hoping for answers. This could have been a potential tragedy, said one parent. People have had many incidents with this particular bus driver. What is being done about this. Change only happens when something goes wrong and something went wrong here, she said. That driver should be here and Varlack Ventures should be here. This is like a hit and run. The bus driver is employed by Varlack Ventures, and while Smith-Barry requested that he not drive students last week, she has no authority to insist that Junior be taken off the bus route, the Insular Superintendent explained. Im thankful that my kids are alive, said another parent. The size of the bus is unacceptable for our roads and the speed of this bus driver is unacceptable. My daughter doesnt want to ride the bus because shes afraid and she says the driver is mean. A separate adult monitor is needed on the school bus because the bus driver is not capable of disciplining students and driving at the same time, explained another parent. When he is driving around those corners, the driver can not monitor those children, said the parent. You need someone else on that bus. All school buses in the district were recently equipped with video surveillance cameras, including the bus involved in the recent acci dent, explained Smith-Barry, who had not had a chance to view that footage as of press time. I have to get back in touch with the tech person, she said. I have not had a chance to deal with that yet. cials at last week's GBS meeting offered to help staff monitors on school buses with EMT trained volunteers. Whether monitors or written protocol regarding responding to accidents, something needs to change, explained another parent. We have to follow up on this and put things in place so this doesnt happen again, she said. We need monitors and we need to take our childrens safety seriously.St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 19 Friday, April 6 2:52 p.m. A citizen c/r that she was assaulted in the area of the V.I. Port Authority dock. Aggravated assault and battery. 3:15 p.m. Badge #1243 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Nicholas Simmons of Estate Enighed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and battery. Bail was set at $500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 10:59 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, April 7 4:16 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Gifft Hill. Disturbance of the peace. 10:04 a.m. A citizen c/r that his wife violated a restraining or der. Contempt of court. Sunday, April 8 8:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that she had a verbal altercation. Disturbance of the peace. 1:53 p.m. A citizen p/r that a woman is harassing him. Distur bance of the peace. 7:00 p.m. An Estate Emmaus resident p/r that he was threat ened. Disturbance of the peace. 7:30 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Estate Catherineberg. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, April 9 1:33 a.m. A citizen p/r that he was assaulted by an unknown male. Assault in the third. 10:10 a.m. A Power Boyd Plantation resident c/r that she was having a disturbance with her neighbor. Police assistance. 1:20 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that she was involved in a disturbance at her work. Distur bance of the peace, D.V. 5:31 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/request police assistance with her neighbors dog. Police assistance. 10:26 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Police assistance. in the area of Estate Enighed. Fire. T uesday, April 10 1:34 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Calabash Boom. Disturbance of the peace. 7:10 a.m. A citizen p/r that her vehicle was stolen from Red Hook. Grand larceny. 9:02 a.m. A DPNR Unit was informed by a citizen that someone was selling whelks in the area requested that a Jurgen Command Unit make inspection. Suspicious activity. 10:47 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. W ednesday, April 11 9:49 a.m. A citizen p/r that he discovered the rear window of his vehicle was broken and there was a rock in the back seat. Damage to a vehicle. 11:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that a vehicle collided with her vehicle in the parking lot of First Bank in Cruz Bay. Auto collision. No time given A citizen p/r that she needed assistance to have her cousin move his car. Police assistance. Thursday, April 12 7:20 a.m. An Estate Pastory his tires. Destruction of property, D.V. 10:00 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that he paid someone to do a job which was not completed. Obtaining money under false pretenses. 11:50 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that she lost her passport. Lost documents. 3:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that he issued a check to another driver for an auto collision which occurred on Alma Corner. Police assistance. Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to continue making the US Virgin Islands a safer place to live, work and raise a family. This week, wed like to explain exactly how tips remain totally anonymous. Protecting anonymity is key to the success of the Crime Stoppers program. Using the communication facilities provided by nology in place which makes it virtually impossible for us, law enforcement, an attorney, or anybody else to trace your phone call, text message or web tip back to you. When you dial 1-800-222-TIPS, the call goes to a private telephone company in Virginia. They transfer your call to one of their own in-house phone lines and then forward it on to our answer ing service in Texas. Even if one of our Texas operators had caller ID, which they dont, the only number they would see is from Virginia, not your number. So, if someone were able to get the telephone records of our Texas answering service, the number recorded would be from the service in Virginia. The Virginia company purges all of their transfer records at the end of each month. Web and text Tips are handled in a similar fashion. The messages are routed to computers in Canada where it is legal to transfer your message to another computer before forwarding it on to us. Even though we can send messages back and forth, this makes it impossible for anyone to trace a message back to your computer or your cell phone. Finally, special IRS rules permit all Crime Stoppers rewards to be paid in cash with no tax reporting. One of our volunteers will deliver the cash to you, at a time and place of your choosing, or, we will even hide it somewhere for you to pick up later. Since the original Crime Stoppers organization began service in 1976, there are no known instances where an anonymous citizens identity has ever been revealed using Crime Stoppers information.CRIME STOPPERS U.S.V.I.Continued from Page 3 driving around those corners, the driver can not monitor those someone else on that St. John parentIn Wake of School Bus Accident


20 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.NOW ZEE HEREACROSS 1 Place 7 Installs in advance, as software 15 Using ink, as a signature 20 Really stuck 21 Its capital is Bogot 22 Dewy-eyed 23 Plate a World War II battleship with a certain metal? 25 Iron emission 26 Downed 27 Sea dogs 28 Biology subj. 29 Actor Guy 30 Fuzzy image 31 Woman on Friends being fervent? 34 Long guns 37 Grassy turf 38 that time 39 Boy oh boy! 40 Disquietude 41 Commercial forest area 46 The Grapes of Wrath migrants 48 African warrior answering to a captain? 50 Put Happy Face 51 Summer, in Montral 52 NYPD rank 53 Advanced study group 55 Gibson and Brooks 59 My life open book 62 Chew the 64 Notes after dos 65 Dye anew 67 Put lollipops in the microwave? 70 Greek god whos a physician? 72 Walking so as not to make a peep 73 Hither and 75 Cambodian leader Lon 76 Safecracker 77 Critic Shalit 78 Baltimore ball team 81 Massage response 83 Investment option, for short 85 Investment options, for short 87 Pigskin-passing actor Efron? 91 Juice, as a goose 94 Units of GIs 95 Glowing with light 96 Corp. name ender, often 97 Enthusiast 99 Sushi eggs 100 Huge meals 101 Place where injured animals are brought to recuperate? 107 Preworld power 108 Garments 109 Hit tune by the Kinks 110 Having a tiff 111 Flip coin 114 Basels river 115 Witty remark belted out without instrumental backup? 119 Uses a Nook or a Kindle 120 Gave birth to 121 Trick-taking card game 122 Youngs partner in accounting 123 City near Los Angeles 124 Varieties of trapshoot ing games 1 Ms. Minnelli 2 Doing the job 3 Sugar type 4 One side in the Pro Bowl: Abbr. 5 Least large 6 Very tired 7 Toxic chem. pollutants 8 French king 9 High trains 10 Willy of Death of a Salesman 11 Dweller in Muscat 12 Bric- 13 Decrees 14 Heftys Cinch 15 Ripe 16 Birth-related 18 Bolter before a hurricane, perhaps 19 Archenemies 24 Be off target 29 Rat, to some 30 Cordon 31 Forenoon 32 Playwright Clifford 33 Invader on Nickelodeon 34 Regulation 35 Set in motion 36 Boon on Wheel of Fortune 42 Weizman of Israel 43 Was irate 44 Writer Lurie 45 Part of RBI 47 Ini of reggae 49 One of a making-out couple 50 Filled cookie 54 Schoolroom for painting and sculpting 56 Mourns in verse 57 Ed Asner TV series 58 Sophs., two years later 60 Viewpoint 61 Filbert, e.g. 63 Get sober 66 Have a bawl 67 Veer back 68 Talks sweetly 69 eclipse 71 Crude 74 Roman tyrant 79 Mensa stats 80 Cache 82 12 1/2 and 20 1/2, say, in womens clothing 84 Isnt idle 86 Rid of trees 88 Heroic verse 89 Pool ball striker 90 Old Chrysler 91 Strange 92 One after 93 Nova (certain Canadian) 94 German link 98 Is, pluralized 102 Chances on 103 Foil giant 104 Castle protectors 105 Greek letter 106 Stared in amazement 107 Stage star Hagen 110 Pierce player 111 Brutish sort 112 Star Wars character Boba 113 God of war 115 Crank (up) 116 Afore 117 Cager Bias 118 No, in Fife 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 Monday, April 16 In honor of National Library Week 2012, Pulitzer Prize winning author, T.J. Stiles will speak at the Elaine I. Sprauve Library on Monday, April 16, at 6 p.m. The St. John Community Foundations Annual Meeting will be on Monday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at the Fish Trap Restaurant in Cruz Bay. T uesday, April 17 Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Heidi Stout will talk about the complex needs of birds after an oil spill at the Tuesday, April 17, meeting of the Virgin Islands Audubon Society at 7 p.m. in the Gifft Hill School. Thursday, April 19 Come to the upper pavil ion at Maho Bay Campground and join St. John Community Foundation and the Unitarian Universalists Green SanctuThursday evening, April 19, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 This years Earth Day fun starts with the 2012 Earth Day Environmental Fair which is scheduled for Friday, April 20, Bay from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Saturday, April 21, Friends of VINP will be hosting the third annual Reef Fest, which will coincide with the Earth Day celebration as St. John youth and their families spend an educational fun day at Hawksnest Beach from 12 to 5 p.m. Exhibits, activities, and events will happen in an out of the water throughout the day. Sunday, April 29 Stop by the upper parking lot at the Lumberyard on Sunday, April 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the next St. John Farmers Market. Dont miss the chance to pick up some local, organic vegetables, local honey, freshly made tarts and more. W ednesday, May 2 The public is invited to the Julius E. Sprauve School on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the St. John Summer Youth Fair. 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 details call 776-6336 or visit www.jessgala.com.


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St. John Tradewinds The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health violated federal law governing the handling and storage of hazardous waste at two of its for the violations. EPA inspections at the facilities, the Old Municipal Facility in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and 3500 Estate Richmond, Christiansted in St. Croix, found unlabeled and decaying containers of chemicals and pesticides on the properties. Many of the containers spilled and the USVI Department of Health failed to properly identify what types of waste were being stored. In some instances, the hazardous chemicals had been kept on-site for over 10 years in a state of neglect and decay. Among the hundreds of hazardous chemicals on-site were pyrethrin (a neurotoxin), chlorpyrifos (an insecticide) and calcium hypochlorite (a bleach) all of which are toxic. Federal environmental law requires hazardous chemicals to be stored, handled and disposed of properly to safeguard public health and the environment. Pesticides and insecticides are intended to harm or kill pests and are toxic by design. They can be very harmful to peoples health depending on the toxicity of the pesticide and the level of exposure. Pesticides have been linked to various forms of illnesses in humans, ranging from skin and eye irritation to cancer. Some pesticides may also affect the hormone or endocrine systems. All chemicals should be handled properly to protect peoples health. Pesticides are chemicals that must be handled and stored carefully and properly to protect the health of workers and the people who live near the facilities, said Judith Enck, EPA Regional Administrator. In this case, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health repeatedly violated federal hazardous waste laws. Government, especially a health agency, should lead by example and ensure that pesticides and chemicals are properly handled. The DOH stores pesticide products to be used in the event of an outbreak of infectious disease. Among the violations, the DOH failed to determine which substances should be considered hazardous waste, as required by law, to ensure that they are managed properly. Correctly determining whether a waste is essential to determining how the waste must be managed. The DOH also failed to maintain and operate its facilities in a manner that minimized the possibility of chemicals. In 1998, DOH asked the EPA for help in removing and properly disposing of outdated chemical products stored in one of its chemical storage buildings at the Old Municipal Facility in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. The EPA responded, removed and properly disposed of the outdated chemicals and pesticides. Over 850 gallons of liquid pesticides and over 1,700 pounds of solid pesticides were removed by the EPA. Subsequently, the EPA strongly recommended DOH develop and follow pesticide storage and handling regulations to avoid a repeat of the environmental hazard. In 2008, the EPA conducted an inspection of the St. Thomas facility and also visited 3500 Estate Richmond in St. Croix. Once again, the EPA observed conditions of neglect and sloppy practices. Pesticide products were abandoned and had spilled throughout the facilities. The EPA reiter ated the need for the development of and adherence to a pesticide storage and handling program. On September 30, 2010, the EPA or dered the DOH to institute a program to properly manage and dispose of pesticide products. Since the initial order, the department has properly removed all outdated chemicals, conducted an inventory of the remaining chemicals, properly stored them and created a pesticide storage and handling program. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 16-22, 2012 cerned with safety, he said. If you put the board on top of your car and you dont tie it down just right, you can really do some damglass paddleboards are big and if you get hit in the head, it hurts. These are safer and easier to use and you can get pretty much all the enjoyment out of it as you said the store owner. For advanced paddleboard glass boards, advanced lessons with Francis and exclusive offers boards for sale. Fiberglass boards are a bit faster and higher performance and were doing intermediate and advanced lessons on those, said Majette. Gary has spent every ing this in New York and he has great programs. Using gates and poles and ropes, Francis has created an area just off Cruz Bay beach for paddleboard ers to show their skills. Boarders gate through gates and even jump over a pole with their paddle over their head. Its not like learning how to windsurf, but doing the little course with Gary will save you a couple of hours of getting up and falling off and getting back on, said the store owner. Hell teach you to do a proper stroke and with the colored ropes can see how far you move the board. He can quantify your improvements. And its tons of fun, said Majette. We had a family out there this morning, three kids and mom and dad. They has such a blast. Ready for a board to take home for good? Majette has an exclusive relationship with Naish, which allows Waterbase to offer great deals on the boards. We have a special deal with Naish and can sell the boards at stateside retail prices with no shipping charge, said the store owner. These boards are huge and the shipping can cost $250 easy. And theyre a nightmare to deal with logistically. With our contract with Naish, you dont have to worry about any of that, Majette said. So no matter what skill level of paddleboarder one is, Waterbase has all the bases covered. For more information call 776-6638.Lily Francis, at left, shows off her paddleboard skills off Cruz Bay beach.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Waterbase at Wharfside Village Offers Paddleboard Rentals, Lessons and MoreContinued from Page 6