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24-year-old Drowns Off Soloman Beach While Free DivingPage 3 Skinny Legs:New owners keeping the iconic restaurant the samePage 6April 30-May 6, 2012 Copyright 2012East End Residents Join Calls To Stop Warlord KonyPage 2 NPS Purchases 58 Acres of Estate Maho Bay from TPLPage 4 St. John Rotary Club Project Aims To Help Parents Stimulate Childs Brain DevelopmentPage 3 Low Key Watersports Certies Gifft Hill School Students in SCUBA DivingAs part of Gifft Hill School's mini-mester program, eight seventh grade students got their SCUBA week thanks to a Friends of VINP grant and a Low Key Watersports donation. SEE STORY ON PAGE 9St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Thousands of people around the country and the globe marked Kony Day 2012 on April 20 and St. John was not left out, thanks to one family on the islands East End. Virginia Knaplund and Brooke Mitchell were among the millions of people who responded to California-based Invisible Childrens internet campaign to bring Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony to justice. Invisible Childrens video about Kony went viral on YouTube and Facebook, spurring backlash from groups accounting, but undeniably raising awareness about his brutal reign in war-torn Africa. Kony is a leader in the Lords Resistance Army in Africa which for 25 years has been capturing children and turning them in to child soldiers, said Mitchell. The warlord has been indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. He has evaded capture and is the courts number one most wanted criminal. Invisible Children designated April 20 as Kony Day 2012, urging activists across the globe to put up posters, stickers and banners about the campaign to capture and bring Kony to justice. Heeding the call on St. John, foot banner and hung it outside of Knaplunds East End home. The idea was to make people aware of the Stop Kony campaign and the more attention that is paid to this the better, said Mitchell. The intention was to raise awareness and have more energy put behind stopping him. 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.East End Residents Join Calls To Stop Kony Queen of the Sun Screening May 1 JESS Gala Will Be Saturday, May 5A message and a meal! The Bethany Moravian Womens Fellowship will be having a Dinner Theater Performance entitled The Mysterious Benefactor, on Saturday, May 12, at the Caf Flamb (Bethany Church Hall) St. John. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Advance ticket sales are only $25. For more information call 7766291, 642-7296 or 626-6279. 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 complimentary buffet dinner will be served. For more information call V.I. Police Department public St. John Summer Youth Fair Is May 2Moravian Dinner Theater Is May 12Guy 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 about bees, Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? on Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist, philosopher and social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. Now, beekeepers around the United States and around the world are reporting an incredible loss of honey bees, a phenomenon deemed Colony Collapse Disorder. Bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear single explanation. The queen is there, honey is there, but the bees are gone. hind Steiners prediction Queen of the Bees investigates the long-term causes behind the dire global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, commercial beekeepers, scientists and philosophers. St. John bee keepers including Mr. Smalls. The 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!AARP Seeking Troupe ParticipantsSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo Courtesy of Brooke MitchellEast End residents marked Kony Day 2012 on April 20 by hanging a hand-painted banner outside their home.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John mourned the tragedy of another untimely death last week. About 100 people gathered at Cinnamon Bay on Monday, April 23, to remember 24-year-old James Alexander, who died while free diving off Solomon Bay beach just days before. Alexander and his twin brother had hiked out to Solomon Bay beach on Friday, April 20, and decided to go for a free dive, explained V.I. National Park Deputy Superintendent Mike Anderson. I understand they had done this before where they went for a hike together and then swam off-shore and went free diving, said Anderson. I understand that both brothers were competitive swimmers and in very good physical condition. This time, however, Alexander never surfaced after free the Solomon Bay area called Marine Channel 16 around 3:30 p.m. and reported a swimmer in distress. cue, EMTs, V.I. Police Department and private boats from St. John and Lovango Cay responded to the incident, but it was too late, explained Anderson. 35 to 41 feet of water and he was not breathing, the VINP Deputy Superintendent explained. When VINP got there, the body had already been recovered from the water, said Anderson. He had been under water and was not breathing then and he was not breathing when we found him. One of our lifeguards performed CPR in the back of the ambulance, but it was too late. They did everything they could, but were not able to revive the young man, he said. While there is no autopsy report to answer exactly what happened to Alexander during his swim, Anderson speculated that his death was caused by Shallow Water Blackout. Shallow Water Blackout is the sudden loss of consciousness caused by oxygen starvation following a breath holding dive, according to www.scuba-doc.com. Once you lose consciousness you are likely to drown. The blackout occurs quickly, insidiously and without warning. Anderson ruled out any drug or alcohol use in causing the drowning. Alexander and his brother, originally from New Bern, North Carolina, had lived on St. John about a year. Alexander worked at Rhumb Lines and Morgans Mango. Alexander the son of Nancy Alexander, director of the MERCI Clinic in New Bern, and Dr. George Alexander, a heart surgeon was an Eagle Scout, North Carolina Scholar, athlete and an honor student, according to a report on the New Bern Sun Journal website. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Inspired by a simple book that has had a profound impact on children across the country, Joan Ber mingham made it her mission to bring The Brain Game to St. John. Developed by a Rotary Club in La Crosse, Wisconsin, with input from medical professionals, psychologists and more, The Brain Game is a guide for new parents to help encourage brain development I went to a Rotary Internation al convention in New Orleans last year and in a committee this book was introduced as a project for clubs, said Bermingham, a mem ber and past president of the Rotary Club of St. John. This book was developed by professionals and day care workers. It was a Rotary project for the club in La Cross, WI, and has been used by Rotary clubs across the country to great results. The book made such an impact on me, I thought, we need this here, said Bermingham. The book, which is available in English and Spanish, is broken up into different sections correspondtion covers newborns, with ensuing chapters relating to three to six months, six to 12 months, and 12 to 36 months. The Brain Games explains how a childs brain develthree years of life. The brain grows to adult size by the age of three so the child is learning more during this threeyear period than she ever will again in her lifetime, including when she is in college, said Bermingham. There are small things you can do that make a really big difference in the development of the child like talking, playing, touching, reading and listening to music. The book is easy to read and recommends simple steps for par ents to take, which could be easily implemented in any home. The books talks about things like when changing a babys diaper to talk to them, Bermingham said. Babies recognize the mothers and fathers voice immediately after it is born so talk to them and sing. Music is very important and so are nursery rhymes. Children learn to repeat the same sounds over and over so rhymes are great, she said. Children also love faces within a few weeks, a child will mimic the expression in your face. They are just sucking up knowledge at that age, which is why they cant just be left alone. There are also sections in The Brain Game for parents to write down questions to ask medical professionals, Bermingham added. There is space to record questions for doctors or nurses and there is space to write down the answers so when you get home you wont say, What did the doctor say, said Bermingham. A guideline for what children should be doing at different ages, like rolling over and crawling, is also included in the book as well as a calendar for parents to keep and steps. After learning about The Brain Game, Bermingham was deter mined the book could make a difference on St. John, she explained. I went to my Rotary club and contacted a club in Hyannis, MA, which gave us a contribution of St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 3 Continued on Page 18Children learn to repeat the same sounds over and over so rhymes are great. Children also love faces within a few weeks, a child will mimic the expression in your face. They are just sucking up knowledge at that age, which is why they cant just be left alone. Joan Bermingham, Rotary Club of St. John member James Alexander, 24, Drowns off Solomon BeachThursday, May 3rdINDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Earth Talk ...........................12 Island Notes ........................14 Letters ...........................14-15 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23 Senator at Large Reports ...16 St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoJames Alexander, above, died while free diving with his twin brother off shore of Solomon Beach.Rotary Club Project Aims To Help Parents Stimulate Childrens Brain Development The Brain Game is available for free in both English and Spanish.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds proud new owner of 58 acres of pristine land in Estate Maho Bay, thanks to $2.25 million in funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. NPS announced last week that the department had tional Park including Maho Bay beach and inland property climbing up to the nearby ridge from Trust for Public Land. This is a success story on a number of levels, said NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis in a prepared statement. The Trust for Public Land has been out front on Maho Bay, preserving important lands and keeping them undeveloped. TPL maintained possession of the 58-acre property until NPS was able to pay for it, at the deeply discounted price of $2.25 million. The $2.25 million purchase was completed with funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund fees paid to the government as a result of offshore oil and gas leasing, according to the prepared statement from NPS. The land recently transferred is part of the more than 200 acres acquired by TPL in 2006 from the Marsh family heirs. The entire tract of land, all of which TPL intends to sell to NPS, includes property stretching from the Maho Bay shoreline all the way up to the ridge along Centerline Road and encompasses undisturbed for est, ruins and more. Since the land is so vast, TPL has been selling NPS portions at a time. This latest sale is the third transfer of Estate Maho Bay land, bringing the total land is expected to be sold in 2013. transfer as a win for the public, which can continue to enjoy the pristine beach at Maho Bay, home to cies. The beach at Maho Bay is now protected in per petuity for the many thousands of visitors and island residents who enjoy the beach each year, said TPL CEO Will Rogers. In addition to the pristine shoreline, the upland tropical forest has also been protected. It will never be developed, Rogers said in the NPS prepared statement. A resort hotel and hundreds of condominiums could have been built there so you can see how critical this project is to the longterm integrity of Virgin Islands National Park. The Maho Bay area has a greater value as undenative plant and animal species and serve as a specvisitors, according to Rogers. Last weeks land purchase also connects the east 4 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 NPS Purchases 58 Acres of Estate Maho Bay from T rust for Public Land St. John Tradewinds The 60th Anniversary of St. Thomas Carnival Village got unceremony. nah Lyons-Anthony, who posed for photographers with her mother Kim Lyons. Congratulations Savannah and Happy Carnival! Queen Savannah Lyons-Anthony Helps Open Carnival Village on STT Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Judi Shimel2012 Carnival Queen Lyons-Anthony celebrates Carnival Village opening with her mother. For more information or reservations, please call (340) 776-6330 or (340) 693-5814 or visit us at www.cinnamonbay.com. CINNAMON BAY CAMPGROUND ST JOHN USVI JOIN US FOR MOTHERS DAY BUFFET MAY 13, 2012 12:30PM 4PM SALADS Romaine & Spinach, Dried Cranberry, Walnuts & Ginger/Raspberry Vinaigrette Homemade Cole Slaw Bow Tie Pasta Salad w/Button Mushrooms, Red Pepper & Red Onions SOUP Mutton ENTREES/PASTA Island Dove Pork Rosemary Sage Rubbed Roast Beef w/Chardonnay Au Jus Seared Ocean Sea Bass Caribbean Jerk Chicken w/Island Flavor STARCHES Turmeric Rice Pilaf Golden Brown Baked Macaroni & Cheese Cinnamon Sweet Potato Stuffing VEGETABLES Farmers Medley French Cut Beans w/Roasted Almonds (Red Pepper Julienne) DESSERTS Assorted Cakes$34.95 Per Person Children 12 and under, $15.00Call Reservations at (340) 776-6330 between 8:00AM and 6:30PM daily.Cash Bar. 15% Gratuity.Live Misic by CSN Band!Call now to schedule your private catered event or wedding! C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 041912 mothers day buffett.pdf 1 4/19/12 1:35 PM Live Music by CSN Band!
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About 45 people gathered at the Fish Trap restaurant on Monday night, April 16, to hear what the St. John Community Foundation has been up to over the past year at the groups annual meeting. It was a great meeting, said SJCF executive director Celia Kalousek. We had a big round table and we did a run down of what cially. I explained how our money is split up and shared as many details about our programs as possible. SJCF used 70 percent a total of $131,275 of its expenditures in 2011 directly on program expenses with 17 percent, $30,688, spent on salaries and labor. A total of 11 percent, $20,750, of the groups expenditures last year were spent on overhead like rent and utilities, with another two percent, $3,058, used for printing, copying and miscellaneous expenses. After detailing exactly how their funds are spent, the meeting was opened to residents to explain their own organizations, according to Kalousek. We went around and asked folks what they were doing because the point is not to duplicate services, she said. We want to make the most of the money that is coming into St. John community groups. There were a lot of people doing a lot of good things so we need to stay in touch with each other to collaborate. There are a lot of grants out there and Id love to see organizations working together to get funding instead of competing with each other, said the SJCF executive director. There were a lot of seeds sown at the meeting. It was awesome. The meeting also helped Kalousek realize the different groups she can help their initiatives, she explained. It was really useful to hear from the different groups about what they are trying to do and to hear their wish lists and volunteer needs, said the SJCF executive director. There are so many grants out there and when I see them I want to know who I can pass them to. If there is no member of a group to write one, they can pull a team together and work on it together. We want to facilitate collaboration so we can bring money to St. John and start working on these programs and initiatives, said Kalousek. Community organizations, like St. John Rescue and Island Green Building Association, were on hand to discuss their initiatives, Kalousek explained. There were several people at the meeting who are doing youth mentoring, she said. St. John Rescue folks were there and they talked about trying to get a grant for an oxygen production unit. I think a lot of people at the meeting realized how useful having the oxygen on island would be. We talked about the environment and someone there wanted to know how to donate to IGBA, Kalousek said. There were people from the group there, so we were able to make that connection. Kalousek hopes to follow up with each of the groups in brainstorming sessions to further create opportunities for collaboration, she added. Its really about this whole collective collaboration process and us working together, said the SJCF executive director. The group also took time dur ing its annual meeting to celebrate saving its long-running and muchused Dial-a-Ride program, which was at risk of being eliminated when government funds were pulled. We certainly celebrated keeping Dial-a-Ride and gave Andy Stillman a shout out for throwing us the life line and the ability to pay barge and gas fees, said Kalousek Anyone who missed the meetcollaborate with the group should call Kalousek at 693-9410. St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 5 It was really useful to hear from the different groups about what they are trying to do and to hear their wish lists and volunteer needs. There are so many grants out there and when I see them I want to know who I can pass them to. If there is no member of a group to write one, they can pull a team together and work on it together. Celia Kalousek, SJCF executive director 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 $$$$$ SJCF Urges Collaboration Among Island Groups at Annual Meeting Early Registration for 9th Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Ends May 4St. John Tradewinds Early registration rates for the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim end at midnight on Friday, May 4. Register by then for the special advance rate of $40 per adult, and $25 per youth 17 years and younger. General registration continues from May 5 through 25, at the rate of $50 for adults and $25 for youth, with late registration being allowed on Saturday, May 26, at the pre-race meeting for $75 for adults and $50 for youth. There is no registration the day of the event. Sign up www.friendsvinp.org/ swim, or call 779-4940 or sign up at Friends of the Park Store or Cruz Bay or Coral Bay. The race will be at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, and starts at Maho Bay Beach.
6 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Theres a new man in charge at Skinny Legs, but fear not, fans of the iconic Coral Bay restaurant and bar new Skinnys was borne out of a partnership between the late Doug Sica and Moe Chabuz, who has overseen operations at the Coral Bay gathering spot since its founding 21 years ago. Ive been doing it a long time, said Chabuz. Its fun, but its still a lot of work. I want to spend more time with my wife, kids, grandkids and family I dont see too often. Chabuz and his wife Toni are traveling in the states until later this year, and enjoyed a recent trip to Epcot Center with Chabuzs nephew and his wife. The couple still has a home on St. John, and they plan to stay involved in the Love City community. We try and support Team River Runner, and Toni volunteers in the schools, said Chabuz, who recently raised funds for TRR an organization dedicated to bringing health and healing to wounded veterans through kayak adventures during the 8 Tuff Miles race. For Chabuz, passing the Skinnys torch to Bean was a no-brainer. The new Skinny Legs owner has been on island since 1999, and has worked at the restaurant for 12 years, serving most recently as manager. ever had, said Bean. I also worked as a bartender. Ive done every job. Now I clean the toilets, he added with a laugh. Helping out behind the scenes will be Jaime Elliott, Beans wife and longtime St. John Tradewinds news editor, who plans to help expand Skinny Legs media presence. Im strong creatively and have been enjoying playing around with the menu layout, said Elliott. The menu itself will not change, but it will have a new look soon. Ive also been having a great time working with our fantastic web master Jean Vance on updating our web site, and were trying to maintain a stronger online presence by sharing more pictures and keeping folks up to date on our happenings. The Coral Bay restaurant has played an important role in to continue. I think its important for people to give back, and Doug and Jaime are all about that, said Chabuz. Doug Sica, my original partner, and I always tried to be supportive and contribute where we could, and Doug and Jaime have the same feel. That was a key thing in turning it over to them. Bean and Elliott both say they are thrilled to have the opportunity to take over the St. John icon, and both agree that there isnt much, if anything, they will do differently. in to Skinny Legs on New Years Day 2000, and I thought the place was so much fun, said Elliott. There were all these football games on and people watching and eating and having fun. Its really just amazing that we have this opportunity now. If anything, we just hope to continue the great tradi tion of great times and great food at great prices with really friendly people at Skinny Legs, Elliott added.Doug Bean T akes Over Skinny Legs; Island Icon Not Changing 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 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 St. John Tradewiinds News PhotosMoe Chabuz and Doug Bean, far left, Skinny Legs staff, center, and Jaime Elliott and Bean, above.
St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Ever dreamed of sailing around the world, but wondered what it really takes? Then mark those calendars for Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m. when Bill and Linda Anderson are hosting an exciting presentation all about their two-year circumnavigation aboard their home-made 45-foot plywood sailboat Valiam. The Australian natives will share stories of their epic adventure and will have copies of their book Sailing in my Sarong, on hand. Our story of sailing around the world began 30 years ago with a dream, said Linda Anderson. We boat and set sail in 2007, visiting 30 countries, avoiding pirates and weathering a few storms. Its a story of battling gales and sailing through the worlds pirate hot spots; of exploring exotic and remote communities and integrating with the locals; and of experiencing the vastness of the great oceans and making new friends at each destination, she said. Our message to everyone is and there is a wonderful big world out there to explore. In addition to Sailing in my Sarong Linda Anderson will also have several of her paintings and drawings on display during the presentation. The couple plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from book sales to Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay. The Andersons have been on St. John for about a month, working on a new project restoring an old sail boat in order to cruise the Mediterranean. For more information about the Andersons or to buy copies of their book check out the couples website at www.valiam.com.au.Andersons Sharing Circumnavigation Stories May 13 at Concordia Eco-ResortSt. John Tradewiinds News PhotoBill and Linda Anderson aboard Valiam P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M 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 Special to St. John Tradewinds V. I. National Park Superintendent Mark Hardgrove cel ebrated his 40th anniversary with the National Park Service on April 22. Hardgrove, a 40-year veter an of the National Park Service and a native of Bethesda, Md., started with the NPS in the Washington, D.C. area working at various posts, including the C&O Canal National Historical Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway, the NPS Special Events Team, and National Capital Parks East. He served for 11 years as Deputy Superintendent at San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, eight years at Big Cypress National Preserve in south Florida and six years as the Deputy Superintendent at the Outer Banks Group of Parks (Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Monument, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site) in North Carolina. Hardgrove has also served at Valley Forge National Historical Site, Colonial National Historical Park and was acting Superintendent at Cumberland Island National Seashore and Chicka mauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. He was acting Superintendent at VINP during recovery operations after Hurricane Marilyn in 1995 and loved it so much he returned to serve as Superintendent 12 years later. Hardgrove assumed his position as the Superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park and Coral Reef National Monument in September 2007. Dur ing his time as Superintendent he has worked hard alongside island residents to improve the parks integration into the local communities with the goal to best support the parks natural and cultural resources programs. Hardgrove has always enjoyed working with the government of the Virgin Islands but most of all with the passionate people. Congratulations on 40 years with NPS.VINP Superintendent Hardgrove Marks 40 Years with NPS Mark Hardgrove
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School environmental group students took their mission to end plastic bag use on St. John all the way to the Legislature on St. Thomas recently. bags on the environment, students created their own original skit, Bag It 2 the Reckoning. After performing the skit during a reception for the schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticul ture program earlier in April, Senator at Large Craig Barshinger invited the group to perform in front of his fellow senators. The GHS students did just that despite at least one objection from a St. Thomas senator on Thursday night, April 19. Decked out in elaborate costumes, students traveled to St. Thomas thanks to help from St. John Community Foundation and presented their skit in support of Senator Shawn Michael Malones proposed measure calling for a territory-wide band on plastic bags. I would like to thank these wonderful students and their dedicated teachers, Senator Malone said. They demonstrated true courage, creativity and concern for our islands by coming before the Legislature this week. Students from Good Hope School previously came out in support of the ban and I cant thank all these young people enough I am truly inspired by their enthusiasm, said Malone.8 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoGifft Hill School students at the V.I. Legislature Building on St. Thomas pose for the camera with Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, standing far left, and Senator Shawn Michael Malone, standing far right. 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! GHS Students Perform Bag It 2 The Reckoning at St. Thomas Legislature R ed Hook F amil y Medical Group Fran Jacobson, CNM is now offering Womens Health Care Services at Cruz Bay Family PracticeFran is a Certied Nurse Midwife who has been serving the Virgin Islands for 25 years Call 776-6789 for an appointment today. RHFMG-Fran in Cruz Bay ad.indd 1 4/23/12 11:03 AM
St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds From writing a grant to getting under the waves, a group of Gifft Hill School seventh graders were SCUBA last week as part of the schools mini-mester program (see related story on page 10). GHS students broke into groups for three days of intensive applied learning in areas of their choice, studying subjects from golf to science. Eight seventh grade students spent the week with Low Key Wagram was the culimination of the program which began early in the fall with grant writing. Part of the funding for the Scuba program came through a grant that the seventh graders wrote themselves, said GHS Middle School Dean Liz Kinsella. The students wrote the grant application in English class and applied to Friends of V.I. National Park for SKIP [School Kids in the Park] funding. The students received a grant for $500 and Low Key Watersports ofwhile instructors donated their time for the GHS mini-mester program. water skills on the Cruz Bay beach in front of Low Key on Monday, April 23, the GHS students spent two days doing open water dives with the watersports company staff ba divers on Wednesday, April 25. Being able to breath underwater is the coolest thing about Scuba, said Skye Ehrhart. Looking up and seeing all that water over your head is amazing, said John Ovcina.Low Key Watersports Certifies GHS Students in SCUBA Diving 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 PhotoGHS seventh graders smile for the camera with Low Key dive instructors after wrapping up their open water dive last week. By Buelch Loudleigh St. John Tradewinds has announced the April 25 signing of contracts with two major companies to open businesses on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Trader Joes, a Monrovia, California privately held company and Starbucks Corporation, a NASDAQ traded company based in Seattle, Washington, have Trader Joes founder, Joe Coulombe, is said to have developed the idea of the Trader Joe South Seas motif while on vacation on St. John in 1973. Work has already started on a 50,000 square-foot building in the back parking lot of The Marketplace. We know that St. John has the sophistication and taste for up-scale food and wine at bargain prices, Products to be sold include gourmet foods, organic foods, vegetarian food, unusual frozen foods, import ed foods, domestic and imported wine and beer, alternative food items, and staples like bread, cereal, eggs, dairy, coffee and produce. Non-food items include personal hygiene products, household cleaners, A relief for Virgin Islanders is that pricing will be the same as the state-side stores. We expect a large number of consumers from St. Thomas to come to shop on St. John, said Dietin Soone, spokeswoman for Bickers & Bickers. Bougainvillea in Mongoose Junction. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with more than 17,000 stores in 55 countries, including over 12,500 in the United States, over 1,200 in Canada and over 700 in the United Kingdom, 54 in Russia and now St. John, Virgin Islands. Kiosks for the new St. John International Airport and Bullet Train terminals have been staked out on the not-yet-published plans. With proper support these initiatives will be ready to meet the needs of St. John residents by years end, said Soone. St. John will never be the same. Whole Foods must be just over the horizon.Trader Joes and Starbucks Arrive on Island
10 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 SPRING SPECIAL 10% OFF ADS(new or existing clients) offer ends May 30, 2012Call: 340-642-5365 E-mail: email@example.com By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With public schools on Spring Break and St. Thomas Carnival in full swing last week, Gifft Hill School students enjoyed three days of exciting, experiential education April 23 through 25. The schools annual mini-mesters are all about engaging students in areas of their own interest, explained GHS Middle School Dean Liz Kinsella. Every year GHS does what we call a mini-mester which is applied learning in an area that is of par ticular interest to the student, said Kinsella. They choose an area they want to explore more or something that interests them; this is something that we choose for them. The intent is to take the academia that theyve been learning in the classroom and show them how it applies to real life and we try to do that in as authentic a way as possible, she said. A group of Upper School students spent last week SCUBA (see related story on page 9), another group toured off-the-beaten track areas on St. Thomas and still another group spent a week of intensive training with the New England Youth Theater, explained Kinsella. Our biggest group of students is doing a sort of drama workshop which incorporates singing, improv and some physical humor, said the GHS middle school dean. That program was also opened up to public school students on St. John as well. Since Julius E. Sprauve School and Guy Benja min School students are on spring break this week, we went out a couple of weeks ago and did a presentation for those two schools and offered them, free of cost, to participate in this week-long theater workshop, said Kinsella. We also invited home school students to join in as well. In addition to the GHS students, six students from GHS Mini-Mester Programs Focus on Theater, Sports, Science and More Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) firstname.lastname@example.orgVezios Custom Painting St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Kaitlyn Cummings Students learned costume design instruction from a New England Youth Theater professional designer. Continued on Page 18 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Courtesy of GHS Costa Rica.
St. John Tradewinds Oil paintings by Patty Tacquard and photographs by William Stelzer will be featured along with new work by glass artists Greg Lee and Mariel Bass at Bajo el Sol Gallerys Opening Reception on Friday, May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mongoose Junction Gallery. both in shadows and water, Tacquards new work is still her island home. Enjoy her island capture of sea gulls, beach life and palm trees, all with their own shadows and colors. Sharing wall space with Tacquards paintings will be Stelzers photographs. Stelzer shares his talents and work in many ways on St. John and beyond. Whether reading about protecting coral reefs, visiting a new website or viewing an island video, chances are Stelzer has participated in its creation. Bass and Lee, St. John artists working at Maho Bay Glassworks, will feature new work at the May opening reception as well. From simple shapes and single colors to intricate twists and swirls and sand-blasting, the artists continue to take their work and development to higher levels. Using recycled glass, they create works worthy of display in Join the featured artists and the other Bajo el Sol gallery artists for the opening reception Friday May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located at the top of the stone steps in Mongoose Junction. For more information call 693-7070.St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 11 TacquardMay 4 Opening at Bajo el Sol Featuring Bass, Lee, Tacquard and Stelzer DO YOU OWN A RENTAL VILLA? IF SO, ADVERTISE YOUR VILLA FOR THE 2013 SEASON. EMAIL email@example.com TEL 340-642-5365 OWNER'S SPECIAL10% Discount 1/6 PAGE VILLA AD$850.00 Reg. / Special $765.0020% Discount 1/3 PAGE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Lee Stelzer Stelzer
12 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 St. John Tradewinds Dear EarthT alk: Ive heard that many air fresheners contain toxic chemicals. Are there any green-friendly, non-toxic air fresheners out there, or how can I make my own? Jenny Rae, Bolton, MA It is true that some air fresheners on the market today make use of harsh chemicals to eliminate or overpower odors. Many air fresheners contain nerve-deadening chemicals that coat your nasal passages and temporarily block your sense of smell, accord ing to a report in National Geographics The Green Guide. Some of the most offensive ingredients volatile organic compounds (VOCs), benzene and formaldehyde can cause headaches and nausea and aggravate asthma, and have been linked to neurological damage and cancer. Perhaps even more worrisome, though, are dispersants known as phthalates that cause hormonal and reproductive issues, birth defects and developmental disorders. (NRDC) found that 12 out of 14 widely available air fresheners contained phthalates. Some of the air fresheners that tested positive for phthalates were labeled as all-natural or unscented. Two of the worst offenders analyzed by NRDC were sold at Walgreens stores under that companys own generic label. As a result, Walgreens removed the products from its shelves, and the manufacturer which made them reformulated their product line without phthalates. Given such problems with air fresheners, many of us are looking for window or two, as nothing beats good old fresh air for shooing away offensive odors. But sometimes the weather doesnt cooperate for leaving windows and doors open. a mixture of four teaspoons baking soda and four cups of water and then The Green Guide suggests mixing a few drops of an organic essential oil (lemon, orange and lavender are popular choices) with distilled or puriAnother all-natural way to get rid of nasty smells is by wrapping cloves and cinnamon in cheesecloth and boiling them in water. Yet another consists of leaving herbal bouquets standing in open dishes where the fragrance can dissipate throughout a room. And dont underestimate the air-cleansing power of houseplants, and formaldehyde out of the air, that spider plants are known for their ability to take xylene and carbon monoxide out of the indoor environment, and that gerber daisies excel at removing the trichloroethylene that may come home with the dry cleaning. Greenhome.com also sells a variety of non-toxic air fresheners for those less inclined to making their own. EcoDiscoveries AirZyme makes use of natural enzymes to eliminate smoke, pet or other smells with a few sprays. Other options include The Naturals Air Freshener and Deodor izer and Tru Melanges Beeswax and Soy candles.Going Green: Non Toxic Air Fresheners Flowers and trees are in full bloom across St. John. From the scent of jasmine in the air to the beautiful yellow cedar trees in Frank Powell Park, above, Spring has sprung on St. John.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Y ellow Cedar T rees Blooming Across Love City
St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 13 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Paradise is waiting atop Bordeaux Mountain. once you spend some time at Bordeaux Falls, you wont want to leave. Once you sit atop Bordeaux Mountain and enjoy the cooling breezes and breath-taking views, you are sure to be hooked. Then step inside Bordeaux Falls and soak up the understated opulence, Caribbean elegance, and unparalleled craftsmanship that make up this must see property. The home includes a three-bedroom and three bath main house and a one-bedroom and one bath guest cottage on a little more than a half an acre of land high atop Bordeaux Mountain. Bordeaux Falls is for sale for $2.399 million on the St. John MLS and would be the perfect home for someone looking for tranquility in a convenient loca tion, explained Islandia Real Estate broker associate Lynn Giovanna. The cooling breezes on Bordeaux Mountain will make you feel like your a world away from it all, but the homes mid-island location means its only a short drive to the famed St. John beaches and the nightlife of either Coral Bay or Cruz Bay, Giovanna explained. Bordeaux Falls would be ideal for that customer who is looking for high-end quiet with privacy, but still wants to be only a few minutes to the North Shore beaches or Cruz Bay town, said Giovanna. The two-story poured concrete home with a Spanish tiled roof is nestled between two natural guts with expansive easterly views stretching from the Coral Bay harbor out to the British Virgin Islands chain. Inside Bordeaux Falls craftsmanship abounds. Beautiful hardwood doors and windows by Mark Hansen complement organic native stone columns A gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a free standing island will entice you to create feasts to enjoy in the inviting pool-side dining area. Gorgeous tropical landscaping, koi ponds and several waterfalls create an ambiance of peacefulness sure make every stress melt away. Bordeaux Falls stands out for its elegant Caribbean style combined with the quiet island ambiance of Bordeaux Mountain, said Giovanna. For more information about Bordeaux Falls or other questions regarding real estate on St. John call Giovanna at Islandia Real Estate at 776-6666 or on her cellphone at 344-1825. Fall in love with Bordeaux Falls T h e F i ddl e r R e t u r n s M a k i n g u s d a n c e a n d p a r t y f o r y e a r s I s l a n d s L a r g e s t S u p e r B o w l P a r t y ! Kentucky Derby PartyDust off your hats, grab a mint julep & pick a horse. Enjoy the Best Derby Party on Island! Saturday, May 5thChris Carsel & Company immediately following the race. Fun starts @ 3:00 pmYou can bet on it! St. John Tradewiinds News Photos The property includes a three bedroom and three bath main home, above, and a one bedroom and one bath guest cottage. Bordeaux Falls offers expansive views.
Several people who made contributions to the Dor othy and Peter Muilenburg send off party were omit ted from last weeks thank you letter. Gail George crafted a guest book and provided decorations, Bruce Schoonover gave photos and Ster with the decorating and set-up for the celebration. Thanks, Anne Marie Porter and Cid Hamling)14 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to email@example.comNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 3TH Keeping Track of Crime 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree B urglaries: 3rd Degree Burglaries: 13 Grand Larcenies: 25 Rapes: 0 More Thank Y ous from Muilenburg Send Off Soiree On February 7, 2012, I had a full knee replacement surgery. I was at St. John Physical Therapy on March 26, 2012 and started to feel dizzy, but not like I was going to fall down. Jessica Schnell told me to sit down so she could check my blood pressure. I was 148/98, not bad, but no where near my normal 122/70. She told me that I should go to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center and have them check me out. I was cold and clammy so I walked to the round-about and Ken Yolman gave me a ride to the front door of the clinic. Thanks Ken! I checked in and the nurse checked my temperature and blood pressure, which was 1140/95. She saw that I was still cold and clammy. They took me in to the emergency room where they took blood samples and had me on a blood pressure machine. The samples showed that I could have an aneurysm or blood clot. This brought tears to my eyes as I had quadruple by-pass surgery last May 9, and was on blood thinners for both my knee replace ment and heart surgeries. We had been working hard both the nurses and doctors to prevent this from happening. They called for an ambulance to take me to R.L. Schneider Regional Hospital in St. Thomas. I took an ambulance to the boat and then an ambulance to the hospital in St. Thomas. I was pretty upset as I was worried about what would happen next. I was hoping my tests would be negative. If positive, I wanted to go to the VA in San Juan. But if negative, I was to stay in St. Thomas because the ferry back might be gone! At this time, the nurse who had been with me doing the tests and everything handed me a note with her phone number on it. She said that I was to call her if I needed any help or if I needed a place to stay the night, I could stay at her house. The hospital did more blood tests in the ER and a out that I had small stones though, what next! I called the nurse and she picked me up around 9:30 p.m. I had not had any food because of the all tests. We went to get a burger of course and then went to her house. It had a great view of the Charlotte Amalie harbor. I stayed the night and as she had to work the next day at MKSCHC, we took the ferry back to St. John. This is what you can call a very caring nurse. Thank you and God bless you Kelly Beach. Dan The Pans Man CarlsenA Caring Nurse ISLAND NOTES from the publisherHappy Birthday Sis (May 2nd)! I think of you often. MNRobin Swank notes that grand mahogany trees line Caneel Bays entry. For several years she has picked up seed pods. Each of the two years that she picked up a seed pod, she said she got almost 100% germination. She and her neighbor now have mahogany trees that are between 12 and 15 feet tall from a 2007 pod. From this years pod, she has saved 26 treelets, now in 6-inch peat pots. If anyone would like to adopt a few, until they can be given away or sold at the Plant Sale next season, please call Robin Swank 776-6694 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Judy BuchholzAdopt a Mahogany T reelet
St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 15 As a former resident of Love City and a Tradewinds reader now from western climes, even I can smell a weeks back. I have been run off that same stretch of road by this same driver. Who hasnt? I am sure a couple police cars have been as well. Maybe not though. They do spend alotta time out front of the Jurgen Command Center, whilst their drivers play bingo inside. There heartbeat, but wont get involved. Same old story. Dodgy as hell. Where are the answers regarding the investigation? Why the half-hour delay in police response? Why havent the wishes of the parents been granted in having this guy taken off the roads permanently? Whats it gonna take? A bus going over the guardrail full of kids? Almost happened and everybody knows it. Cameras on board the bus were off on the day. No immediate call to action for EMS response. No drug testing for the drivers? You kidding me? Someone needs to get with the program there and hook into the new millenium regarding drug testing and bus driving. Does anyone believe that the cops woulda ticketed this driver? Nope. They take things into their own hands as often as they can get away with it too. Cant completely blame the driver. He learned it from his community safety leadership there at the Jurgen Command Center. There is no accountability in that whole operation, and now it is dripping down the walls and running all over the streets like sewage we try not to step in. Just jump over it and move on. I know that many local people driving by the accident probably stopped to assist the driver on that be seen. The driver all the while pushing people away and ushering them off scene in another bus that probHe was nervous and obviously trying to get the hell outta there in the allotted 45 minute response time for the police. If hitting the guardrail going uphill isnt a complete demonstration of impairment and poor judgement, then what is? Even the donkeys running that route every season have seen this guys driving skills. They were nowhere in sight on the day because they probably knew what was coming, and theyd seen it before. If only the donkeys could talk. They would tell you that it was only a matter of time. They would probably also risk to assume that his other car, looks like it was painted with a ball peen hammer. Get driver on the stand in public and have him explain what happened. This thing is starting to smell like a cover up. Maybe Varlack will venture an opinion? As far as Varlack goes, that is a whole other can of worms just laying in wait to open up like good novel you only read when you are in the middle of a huge ranch, and nobody is watching. For such a beautiful island with so many beauti ful people, its alarming that the leadership doesnt act with more pride and make some effort to actually protect and serve. You wanna protect and serve? Write the clown a ticket for starters, admit to the public that you are borderline corrupt and inept, but (working on a soludo apologize for all of the above and do something about it. It stinks like a slow cooking tub of corruption within the brotherhood. Somebody govern that island, please. The citizens cant do it alone, as you wont let them. Regards and prayers, Mizza LompschoIt Smells Fishy from Here 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 For more information, call 776-6496. The photograph which ran with the th Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament story in the April 16-22 issue of St. John Tradewinds included the wrong photo credit. The photo was taken by Bill Stelzer. The caption which ran with the Caneel Bay Celebrates Earth Day photo on the cover of the April 23-29 issue included incorrect information. The divers cleaned areas from northern Caneel Bay beach to Scott Beach.Corrections please clean up afterward. It is a shame to walk through Cruz Bay in the morning and see the remains of last nights revelry. Our children on their way to school observe this condition. We adults have to show that a truly green environlandscape. Only then will the kids take it seriously. One more thing, the Nazareth Lutheran Church has for many years offered its location and services to the public. Please respect this institution by not sitting on the stone wall and disposing of your trash on their grounds. Emmanuel PrincePlease Clean Up
St. John Tradewinds Conference at the University of the Virgin Islands, May 1, with afternoon and evening sessions. Get details at www.visenate.org. Anyone who wants to arrange a car pool on St. Thomas, call Cathare bringing experts from around the world to guide us to a Distributed Energy Grid (DEG), which will allow us to get off fossil fuel, lower the LEAC, and increase reliability. In the past, electricity has been supplied by a central plant and sent to the customers. In a DEG, there are many suppliers as well as many customers. WAPA still supplies the transmission lines, but as time progresses more and more of the power is generated outside WAPAs central plant. The distributed power can come from photovoltaic (solar) panels, wind turbines, diesel generators, batteries, or Bloom Energy boxes. This increases the reliability and lowers the cost. The practical application is that in a DEG, a customer can also be a supplier to WAPA and earn money by doing it. Anyone who puts up solar panels or a wind turbine, can sell power to WAPA. WAPA distributes it throughout the grid. Anyone who cannot afford to invest, there are companies that will rent roof space, install the panels or turbine, and sign a 20-year power purchase agreement with WAPA. You collect $50 to $75 per month. Legislation called Feed-In Tariff is needed to support this. Senator Dowe has a draft of this legisla tion, and one of the main goals of the DEG Confer committee and ultimately passed. I know that you are suffering with high electricity costs and poor reliabil ity. Please attend the DEG Conference or tune in to the coverage to see what you can do about it! Property T axes We are in the lull before the storm with Property that was passed in the 27th Legislature. It provides no protection for Virgin Islanders whose property taxes Some favor the fair market concept, which says that you pay tax based on whatever your home could be sold for. I believe that method to be ridiculous no one should be taxed out of their home because of skyrocketing land values, or because someone builds a mansion next door. tem that ensure a stable tax base, but at the same time keep people in their homes. I am particularly concerned that our culture bearers be able to remain in their homes. To expect people who are living on a ing under $1,000 per year to suddenly pay more than $8,000 is simply ridiculous! Therefore, my staff is arranging meetings on all three islands, beginning with St. John, to craft appropriate legislation. We will consider the alternatives from around the country that have been used to keep people in their homes, and amend our laws to accom plish a fair property tax system. I have been pushing two property tax bills. One would bar the VI Government from hiring an outside contractor such as Bearing Point and require that Virgin Islanders who are dismissed by the Governor be offered training and a job in property valuation. The other requires that if for any reason property tax bills are delayed, the government can only issue one bill every 10 months, until we are caught up. As opposed to three bills in one year, last year! My bills were in Senator Chucky Hansens committee. She sat on them for a year. I decided to withdraw the bills from her committee, revise them with the help of our working groups, and resubmit them to a committee chairman who will not play games or politics. I did this on April 12. I have a message for the leaders of a certain group on St. John that has been active in property tax issues. Many St. John residents have given you their support and money, including me. Your court case, although dismissed, was important in convincing the governor to abandon the Bearing Point assessments and fall back to the 1998 levels. I praise this group, while the leaders of the group blast me. I am inviting you to the working group meet in the lull before the storm. The 2009 bills are the last that may be collected at the 1998 levels; a change in the law is needed or there will be new valuations for 2010. There are indications that the Lt. Governors Bearing Point was paid over $8 million on their $6.4 million contract. Legislature Finance Audit I continue to hear from constituents regarding the to Senate President Russell, urging that he release the names associated with the report of misspending of $6.9 million. He declines to do so. I stated publicly that if 25 Virgin Islanders peti mand for transparency at the Legislature. Last week we surpassed 25 petitioners. Heres the count from St. John, 28; from St. Croix, 1; from St. Thomas, 1. St. John residents are by far the most active on this issue. I will act and let you know the results.16 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 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 DirectoryEnergy Grid Conference Senator-at-Large ReportBy Senator Craig Barshinger
St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 17 St. John Tradewinds Blue Flag USVI in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators will host a series of environmental Erica Palmer will give a free presentation on Threats and Conservation of Sea Turtles at Trunk Bay on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. The Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue (STAR) Network is a collaboration of federal and territorial agencies, non-governmen tal organizations, veterinarians, and community volunteers working together to respond to sea turtles in trouble. In addition to helping sick, injured, and disoriented sea turtle, STAR collects valuable information that allows for a better under standing of the threats facing sea turtles and better protection of these endangered species. The goal is to raise awareness about the threats to Virgin Islands endangered sea turtles. The presentation will discuss the main characteristics of each species, major threats to sea turtles and what humans can do to reduce these threats.Sea T urtle Presentation Set for May 12 at T runk BaySis Frank Merit Scholarship Auditions June 16St. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts announces auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Performance/Merit Scholarship will be on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Applicants must be at least 11 years old and show exceptional talent and dedication to his/her chosen art form, having at least three consecutive years of instruction. Applications must be completed and returned to There will be no exceptions! Scholarships are applied to SJSAs tuition for the following school year and can only be applied to instruction for the art form that was auditioned. Students must prepare a performance-ready piece or a presentation on a selection of artwork. The audition is judged by three independent community leaders who will also conduct an interview with each applicant. Applications may be downloaded from the SJSA website at www. mation call 779-4322. Ruth Sis Frank The Virgin Islands National Park will be hosting the Annual Youth Conservation Corp Program again this summer, VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove last week announced that. The YCC Program provides an opportunity for youths to be employed for an eight-week period while gaining an understanding and apprecia tion about the conservation mission for the National Park Service. The program will employ 14 youths and three youth leaders. Partici pants will be involved in a variety of duties associated with park operations, and earn $7.25 an hour. Youth Leaders earn $8.34 an hour. The eight-week program will begin on June 25, and end on August 17. Applicants must be between 15 and 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen, or have permanent residency status. Interested youths may pick up an application at the VINP Visitor Center in Cruz Bay between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. between April 30 and May 18. Selections will be made by random drawing. For more information call 776-6201, ext. 260. VINP Hosting 2012 Summer Y outh Conservation Corp Program PROFESSIONAL WRITING & COPY EDITING SERVICESFeature Articles Web Content Marketing Materials And More www.andreamilam.com Andrea Milamfor all your writing and copy editing needs LOC AL CLIENTS INCLUDE: St. John Tradewinds newspaper, St. John Magazine St. John Rescue, St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, Mathayom Private Chefs, and others N ATIONAL CLIENTS INCLUDE: Caribbean Travel + Life magazine, MA CO magazine
outside of the student body two from GBS, one from JESS and three home schoolers joined in last weeks New England Youth Theater workshop at GHS. The workshop culminated on Friday and Satur day, April 27 and 28, when students performed their original production at the school. The students were in total control of the perfor mance, from writing their own skits to making costumes, explained Kinsella. New England Youth Theater brought down a phenomenal staff including a professional voice coach, a former acrobat and clown from Cirque du Soleil, directors and actors, she said. The kids have been getting really intensive instruction in all the different aspects of performing arts. They also brought down a professional costume sign, Kinsella said. Other GHS mini-mester programs last week allowed students in-depth looks at the world of golf, culinary arts and electricity, Kinsella added. We have a group that is doing an applied unit in electricity and they are building a circuit that will generate 1 million volts of electricity with Jim Willin, she said. We have a bunch of athletes out learn ing golf on St. Thomas with Barbie Barry and our head of school Judy Chamberlain is leading a culi nary class. school year and have been impressed with the results, explained Kinsella. The applied learning program really boosts engagement with the students, she said. This helps us also develop relationships with the students and allows us to see them in a different light. When they are studying areas of their own choosing, they are excited about what their doing and that is great to see.18 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurantsConcordia 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 email@example.com St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Rotary Club of St. John Project: The Brain Game BookContinued from Page 3 Continued from Page 9Mini-Mester Programs Focus on Theater, Sports, Science$1,000 toward purchasing books, said the Rotary club member. We also had a generous benefactor on St. John who donated another $1,000 and now were going to raise funds in collaboration with Kimberly Boulon. St. John artist Boulon was looking for a way to honor her mother and new grandson while hosting an opening at her new Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery on the She painted a beautiful landscape of Francis Bay which will be with proceeds going to the The Brain Game project. Kimberly approached me about doing something to honor her mother, who turns 91 this year, and her 10-month-old grandson, said Bermingham. We both thought this was the perfect project to support. painting Francis Bay in April Light are $10 each or six for $50 and are available on Tuesday and Thursday at the gallery and at Connections and Chelsea Drug Store. The books cost $10 plus shipping and will be given out free of charge to new parents by their medical professionals, explained Bermingham. I have been distributing books already to medical professionals who give them to their clients, she said. Ill be ordering more as the need arises and we raise more funds. The books will not be sold, they will be given out to medical people in the community who have contact with the parents of newborns. Were getting copies of the book in Spanish and English so we hope to reach all new parents on St. John, she said. Bermingham is also spreading the word about The Brain Game to St. Croix, St. Thomas and Tortola, she added. Ive already met with all of the clubs on St. Thomas, St. Croix and Tortola and theyre all interested in doing this project, said Bermingham. This will be a pilot program and the other clubs can come over and see how it will work and how to reach the most people to help parents stimulate their childrens brain development. For more information about The Brain Game project, or how to help, call Bermingham at 7766182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.DOH Issues Warning on Gastrointestinal Outbreak St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Department of Health began investigating the cause and origin of a possible gastrointestinal outbreak in the St. Thomas district. Symptoms of gastrointestinal illness include primarily vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms may include fever and abdominal cramps. DOH Commissioner Mercedes Dullum, MD urged residents with these symptoms to seek medical atten tion. The advisory is being issued following reports of possible gastrointestinal related illnesses in the St. Thomas district and reports have come in from ofand through DOHs website, noting that both staff and hotel guests complained of these symptoms commonly associated with gastrointestinal illness. The symptoms include vomiting and/or diarrhea and most cases have been mild lasting 24 to 72 hours. According to information shared by the Reef, the Marriott on St. Kitts of an advisory issued by that islands Ministry of Health referencing an upsurge in reports of viral gastroenteritis. The DOH is investigating this GI illness in St. Thomas and it is too early to determine the origin of the illness. DOH contacted CDC for their assistance and has been working with them in this investiga tion. Currently DOH employees are conducting initial assessments and will issue periodic updates to the public as necessary. Updates will also be posted on DOHs website www.healthvi.org. More information can also be found on www.CDC.gov.
St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 19 Friday, April 20 8:15 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r that he was assaulted. Simple assault and battery. 1:08 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/requesting police assistance in removing a vehicle. Police assistance. 3:39 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r a possible drowning at National Park Service. D.O.A. 4:35 p.m. A citizen c/r an attempted burglary. Attempted bur glary. 11:18 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, April 21 12:45 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that someone broke into his residence. Burglary in the third. 2:32 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance to remove a female. Police assistance. 3:11 a.m. An Estate Zootenvaal resident c/r an auto collision. 3:00 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that his vehicle was struck. Auto collision. 4:20 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that his residence was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 4:20 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that his vehicle was stolen from his residence. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 5:05 p.m. A citizen p/r that he fell off a chair and injured himself. Accidental injury. 8:12 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that he had a dispute with his landlords daughter. Police assistance. 10:11 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that she got into a ver bal altercation with her husband. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Sunday, April 22 12:48 p.m. A citizen c/r a male creating a disturbance in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 6:28 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident c/r a missing minor. Monday, April 23 12:58 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that someone was trying to enter his residence. Attempted burglary. 12:10 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone scratched his vehicle. Damage to vehicle. 1:50 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone broke the side glass on his vehicle. Damage to vehicle. 5:10 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/requesting police assistance to remove a female from her property. Police assistance. 5:59 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole c/r an auto collision. Auto collision. T uesday, April 24 No time given A citizen c/r an accident in the area of the roundabout in Cruz Bay. W ednesday, April 25 2:20 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ being harassed. Harassment. 4:25 p.m.A visitor from New York p/r that he lost his wallet. Lost wallet. 6:59 p.m. A citizen c/r that he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 9:44 p.m. An Estate Bellevue resident r/ that she had a physical altercation with her husband. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. 10:40 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r that someone threw a bottle into the window of Island Blues and struck him in the face. Aggravated assault and battery. Thursday, April 26 1:10 p.m. An Estate Power Boyd resident p/r that he lost his wallet. Lost wallet. Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforce ment cannot control crime without the help of the community. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. Thomas On Monday, April 9, police received several calls from concerned citizens about hearing shots all in the area of Pillsbury Heights near the Na21-year-old Lincoln Lewis unresponsive in a red Suzuki Vitara. The victim had been shot several times. The minimum reward for the arrest of a homicide suspect is $1,500. St. Croix During the morning of Saturday, April 14, police recovered 63.5 pounds of the drug Hashish that had washed up on a beach near Grapetree Bay. Help law enforcement determine who the recipient was supposed to be. Police remind the public that all press releases, photos of suspects and evidence can be viewed on the VIPD website at www.vipd. gov.vi. The minimum Crime Stoppers reward for the arrest of a drug dealer is $536 plus 10 percent of the retail value of drugs recovered. Our maxi mum reward is $2,500. Lets continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the state side operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. wards totaling $3,400, which brings the total rewards authorized since January of 2009 to over $114,000. Anyone who submitted a tip, should check to see if they qualify for a reward as unclaimed rewards expire after six months. Crime Stoppers USVI is run entirely by voldues and sponsor contributions. To join us in the become a dues-paying member. CRIME STOPPERS U.S.V.I.CIT Offers Safety Hints To Use EverywhereSt. John Tradewinds The Citizens Integration Team, which works along with the V.I. Police Department, recently issued a list of safety hints in an effort to make the community a safer place to live, work, and play. These hints can be used everywhere, at home and on vacation. Home/Neighborhood Safety T ips Mobilize a Neighborhood Watch Committee Never employ a gardener, handyman or housekeeper without checking their references Keep houses locked, whether home or not Never open a door to a stranger Have a visible address on the home or gate locked safe Install motion detector lights around property Personal Safety T ips Always be aware of surroundings and the people around Always drink in moderation If partying at night, travel in groups and have a designated driver Park vehicles in well lit areas and have keys in hand At night, always walk in well lit areas Carry a minimum amount of cash. Dont carry all credit cards and personal information. Keep those items at home in a safe place Dont give rides to anyone unknown Vehicle Safety T ips Always keep a copy of drivers license, registration and insur ance in the car while driving its the law When sirens sound, pull over and let the emergency vehicle pass Never leave keys in the vehicle or step away from the vehicle when it is running If possible, avoid driving in areas known for criminal behavior Be alert to any activity near and pay attention to surroundings A TM Banking Safety T ips Be prepared by minimizing the time spent at the ATM Put away cash; do not leave the machine with money in hand If possible, go to the ATM with another person If using a drive-up teller, make sure the passenger and rear windows are rolled up and locked Observe surroundings before making any bank transactions If anything suspicious is seen at the ATM, cancel the transac tion and leave the area Do not use ATMs that are poorly lit or are hidden by bushes.
20 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.CANINE NOTABLESACROSS 1 Shackle 7 Sweeper, for short 10 Allegation 15 Steep, rugged cliff 19 Imprudent 20 Anger 21 Burly 22 Mister, in Munster 23 Canine Midnight Rider singer? 26 Have in ones bonnet 29 Opera feature 30 Making a gondola go 32 Canine Highway to Heaven co-star? 38 Zoo heavyweight 40 19th of 24 Greek letters 41 Cager Ming 42 Examines 43 Sponge up 45 See 44-Down 49 Davenport and divan 51 Canine 2004 presidential hopeful? 57 Trio less one 58 Supermarket scanner input 59 Hulk director Ang 61 Grainy, as beer or ale 66 Fear Factor airer 68 By way of 69 Hemingway or Tubb 72 Canine Memoirs of a Geisha novelist? 77 American (Richard 78 Legendary coach Parseghian 79 Patriotic womens org. 80 Moisten, as a turkey 82 Heartaches 86 Get him, Fido! 88 Canine On the Waterfront Oscar winner? 97 Thats easy for you ! 98 Auld lang 99 Pope after Adrian I 100 Weed killer brand 103 Backwoods negative 105 No longer active: Abbr. 108 Averages 109 Canine 1995-2009 Pennsylvania congressman? 115 Port on Lake Erie 116 Disaster relief org. 117 Stew morsel 118 Gobbled up 121 The I of RPI: Abbr. 122 Canine three-time Daytona 500 winner? 129 Central Florida city 130 Ethane, e.g. 131 No lie! 132 D.C. ball club 133 Alpine warble 134 Lyrical poem 135 Twitches DOWN 1 Japanese volcano 2 Carbon compound 3 Around 93-Down 4 Twitch 5 That, in Len 6 Snip anew 7 Meredith, formerly of Today 8 Abbr. at JFK 9 Joker player Romero 10 Sequence 11 Extreme folly 12 Near can tell ... 13 DDEs nickname 14 Skip to (kids tune) 15 Ninth-century king called the Bald 16 Makes a new proposal 17 Response to Am so! 18 Rocker Allman and pitcher Olson 24 Muscle woe 25 Paid intro? 31 I do setting 33 Hip to 34 Popped top 35 Great anger 36 Simply must 37 Greeted the villain 38 Rule, in India 39 True Blood airer 44 With 45-Across, recuperation aid 46 Peter out 47 Toil 48 Shroud city 50 Less limited 52 Ladder part 54 Virtual greeting 55 Mtn. statistics 56 Zero out 61 Biblical trio 62 Crop up 63 States #2 exec. 64 Een if 65 Brynner on Broadway 67 Irish county 70 BBQ meat bit 71 Tchr.s union 73 Parks and Ponselle 74 Metal debris 75 Part of NE 76 Daily Chi-Town paper 83 Chimp kin 84 Qatari money 85 Ungodliness 87 Disney frame 89 Jocks 90 Copied cattle 91 I, Claudius role 92 Contact lens cleaner brand 93 Midday 94 Show times 95 Hoop part 96 Belittle, in rap 100 Alternative 101 The Beach Boys Help Me, 102 Semihard, mild cheese 104 ball (game played with a plastic bat) 106 Unveil 107 After that 110 But there is in Mudville ... 111 Actor George 112 Med. group 113 City in North Dakota 114 Refuge 119 Squad 120 Has it wrong 124 In thing 125 Family guy 127 Old rival of United 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 Registration for new students at St. John Christian Acidemy is now underway and will be open until May 29, 2012, for the 2012/2013 School Year. Summer hours will be announced at the end of May. For more details, call 693-7722. T uesday, March 1 The St. John Film will screen another award winning Sun: What are the Bees Tell ing Us? on Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. 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. A full weekend of sailing action is on tap for May 5 and 6 in Coral Bay as the 13th Annual Commodores Cup gets underway. 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. Erica Palmer will give a free presentation on Threats and Conservation of Sea Tur tles at Trunk Bay on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. The Bethany Moravian Womens Fellowship will be having a Dinner Theater Per formance entitled The Mysterious Benefactor, on Saturday, May 12, at the Caf Flamb (Bethany Church Hall). Saturday, May 19 The Animal Care Center's major fundraiser of the year, Wagapalooza. Waga will be on Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the V.I. National Park Saturday, June 16 St. John School of the Arts will host auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Performance/ Merit Scholarship on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26 The second annual Chaotic Kayak Race is set for Sunday, August 26, at Oppenheim er Beach and last years winner is already talking smack.
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St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh cel ebrated the grand opening of St. Croixs newest attraction, the Captain Morgan rum distillerys visitor center, with dignitaries from the Virgin Islands government and Diageo Brands on Tuesday, April 25. The state-of-the-art visitor center offers a truly unique experi continued revitalization of St. Croixs economy. The communi tys support for the project sends a powerful message to the local and international business community, according to deJongh, solidifying that the Virgin Islands is open for business. The partnership formed between the Virgin Islands government and Diageo Brands required us to be competitive, to believe in ourselves, and to have faith in the largest spirit company in the world. It says a lot about St. Croix that this island embraced the jour ney almost four years ago, deJongh said. The governor was joined at last weeks ceremony by David Gosnell, Diageos President of Global Supply; David Cutter, Chairman of the Board of Diageo USVI; Lt. Governor Gregory Francis; Senate President Ronald Russell; and other members of the 29th Legislature. The visitor center offers an entertaining one-hour tour that immerses guests in the history of rum production in the Caribbean and the general history of the Virgin Islands. I cannot compliment Diageo enough on conceiving and devel oping this center as an authentic learning and cultural experience for its guests, with its centerpiece as a 200-seat movie theater, deJongh said. The visitor center opens a few months after the distillery kicked off full production of one and a half million proof gallons a month. During the ceremony, the governor thanked Diageo executives for their personal commitment to the Virgin Islands, for their goal to create a truly special attraction on St. Croix, and for advancing a partnership that continues to meet the high expectations with which it was conceived and already has begun to provide tremendous benand all the people of the Virgin Islands. The governor said that now, more than ever, St. Croix needs a corporate citizen like Diageo. With Diageo we have a partnership with a company that is vested in the success of our terri torys economy and this commu nity, said deJongh. Especially right now, this type of commitment to St. Croix and the Virgin Islands is tremendously important. This island is facing unprecedented economic challenges. But todays event is another indicator that we are on the road to recovery and to the revitalization of the St. Croix economy, he said. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 30-May 6, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Courtesy of SJHSElaine I. Sprauve Librarian Carol McGuinness and SJHS presient David Knight with the new Estate Enighed cemetery sign. SJHS Donates Estate Enighed Cemetery Sign to Sprauve LibrarySpecial to St. John Tradewinds Elaine I. Sprauve Librarian Carol McGuinness and St. John Historical Society President David Knight stand with the new sign that was recently installed at the historic cemetery on the librarys Estate Enighed property. The sign, which was donated by the SJHS, presents a short history of Estate Enighed, a former cotton and sugar plantation. Visitors can also read about the estates former owner, William Wood, a native of the island of Saba, who was buried in the Enighed cemetery upon his death in 1757. Woods ornately-carved monument is believed to be the oldest marked grave of a Sabian known to exist anywhere in the world. The donation was made by the SJHS as part of its pledge to act as stewards for the important historical cemetery. The sign reads: William Wood, a native of Saba in the Dutch West Indies, migrated to St. John by way of St. Eustatius, where his name is found in the 1728 census. In or about 1740, Wood acquired tow struggling cotton plantations in the Cruz Bay Quarter of St. John estate. He married Elisabeth Durloo, a daughter of the prominent St. John planter Peter Durloo, in August of 1742. William Wood died on his plantation in the spring of 1757, leaving his wife, Elisabeth, and their children as heirs. A later partnership between William and Elisabeths son, Johannes, and George Hazzel appears to have inspired the naming of the property, Enighed or, in English, Unity. William Woods grave rests alongside 11 other burials in the Estate Enighed Cemetery adjacent to the propertys stately great house, now the Elaine I. Sprauve Public Library. It is the only remaining idenfeet, and was most likely imported from Europe. The style of the monument is rather unique, as it is ornately carved rather than inscribed. It is one of the earliest known marked burigrave of a Sabian (a native of the island of Saba) known to exist anywhere in the world. The memoriam on William Woods gravestone, written in both Dutch and Danish reads: William Wood / First Alderman of the community of Jesus Christ / Former Burger Captain of St. John / Born on Saba 22 March 1692 / Died St. John 9 March 1757 On Saba rose his sun of life. Wood, who knew Gods community, His lifes sun waned on St. John. Here resteth his remains. Wages of Grace with Heavens Lord. J.IT invent et fecit