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Centerline and Fish Bay Road Repairs Should Start in August, Says DPWPage 3Learn All About STJ Montessori School at Open House on June 2Page 7Guy Benjamin School Thanks Supporters with Special Program of Musis, DancePage 5Innovative Donates Desktop Computers and Electronic TabletsPage 4 May 21-27, 2012 Copyright 2012St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Tropical Focus Photography Wagapolooza Queen 2012Crystal Allen and her dog Taliah win best costume and best in show for a female pouch at the Animial Care Center's 2012 Wagapolooza fundraising event on Saturday night, May 19. Full story and more photos in next issue.
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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents from Coral Bay to tropical storms during the 2010 hurricane season damaged several portions of main St. John roadways. Several areas of Centerline Road between Mamey Peak and Upper Carolina were undermined during heavy rains in September and October 2010 when hillsides washed out. Another area of Fish Bay Road, Route 10A, was also seriously damaged in the storms and continues to deteriorate. Citizens who call Coral Bay or Fish Bay home, as well as water and cement trucks, school buses and VITRAN vehicles, drive these heavily traveled roads each day. Motorists have watched cracks spreading near areas of wash outs and, when passing, try to stay as far away from the compromised portions as the roadway allows. Teri and Bernie Ackerman have watched as one portion of Fish Bay Road has continued to erode just above their driveway. The Acker mans have been in contact with and are still hoping, and waiting, for work to begin on the site. My biggest concern is that the road keeps on deteriorating, said Teri Ackerman. My fear is the road is just going to collapse and someone is going to die. A lot of people live out here and drive over this road; there are a lot of families and residents. There are also construction sites in the Fish Bay area, which means concrete trucks traverse the road, and rental villas, which bring waThe Ackermans have fully cooperated with DPW, allowing the department access to their property and even going so far as helping to replace a damaged part on a DPW backhoe. I dont think people realize how dangerous this is, said Teri Ackerman. The road has been undermined between six and nine inches and keeps getting worse, said Bernie Ackerman. Its almost half way across the road underneath at this point. And now there are cracks that werent there before. In the wake of the storms, DPW put orange cones and barriers in the seriously damaged portions of roadway. And while no other work has yet to commence on the compromised roadways, Department of Public Works knows how bad the damage was too, explained neers Materials Program Manager Tom Jones. Were not delaying anything, but its taking a while because there are a multitude of sites that need work, said Jones. We havent been stalling. These projects are linked to emergency relief funds and sometimes they take a long time before they are authorized. It took time before DPW was allocated funds for road repairs from Federal Highway Administration, Jones explained. We didnt see the funding being released after the storms, he said. There has been so much devasta tion all over the states, everyone has been working overtime. Although Jones could not state exactly how much money Federal Highway Administration allocated ure at $3 million. Those $3 million will be used to repair a total of nine areas of Fish Bay Road and Centerline Road. package all of the repair work into one project, but have since changed their minds, explained Jones. What we were going to do was have one big FEMA project on St. John but then we realized that if one contractor wins that bid, he might be able to do only one or two sites at a time, Jones said. So we broke it up by location into three projects with three sites in each project. So were hoping to have three contractors who can hopefully get working on all of the sites at once. DPW should have the bid packages ready by the end of May and hope to see some work begin in August, according to Jones. right now and many areas are going to include retaining walls, replacing concrete slabs on the roads and replacing culverts in damaged areas, he said. Were hoping to have everything together and out to bid by the end of this month. Once the packages are out to bid, youre looking at a 90-day turnaround or so. We should be going to construction at the latest sometime in August, said Jones. DPW engineers are also looking at erosion control measures to and not washing out hillsides or roadways, Jones added. Once work gets started, Jones expects work to wrap up around January 2013. It all depends on the way the contractor goes about the schedules, said Jones. There are a lot of different dynamics, some projects might be faster or slower. While Jones hopes to have contractors working on multiple sites at once, drivers wont have to contend with road closures, he added. There will be no full road closures, but we do expect lane closures, said Jones. We will main sites. While several previous DPW timetables for bid packages have lapsed, residents across the island, including the Ackermans, hope to actually see construction this time around. We really just want to see the man. People should know how dangerous it is and try to stay on the other side of the road. Its continually getting worse, so drivers should be careful. St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 3 St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott One of the nine portions of St. John roadways slated for repair is a section of Fish Bay Road, above, which has been undermined by almost nine inches, at right. 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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds and dancing to the latest music, playing educational math games and taking pictures last week with brand new tablets. Innovative Corporation adopted the Coral Bay major donation last week. We asked [GBS Principal] Dr. Browne what he needed at the school, said Innovative vice president of public relations and government affairs Jennifer Matarangas-King. Dr. Browne did not hesitate and told me they needed more technology for the classrooms. Wasting no time, Innovative donated three desktop computers and 12 Huawei tablets to GBS on Monday, May 14. They are going to use the tablets for reading and for class work in the classroom, said GBS principal Dr. Whitman Browne. The students love new tech nology and they love these tablets. Students didnt need to read the instruction booklets with their new tablets; they immediately began looking at websites like Math Fun and YouTube. Several students were dancing in the corner of the room and singing along to their favorite performers while others were snapping pictures of their friends. Its great to see the students using these already and knowing what they are doing and being excited about it, said Browne. need at GBS, explained Matarangas-King. This is just the beginning, she said. We look forward to having a long relationship with Guy Benjamin School. Last weeks donation helped keep GBS up with the times, Browne added. This is how children are learning these days, said the GBS principal. This is the way of education today.4 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott by Innovative Corporation as GBS Principal Dr. Whitman Browne and Innovative line repairman Gregory Ashtain look on. Happy Holidays! Scientists Return for Juvenile Shark Research in Coral Bay, Fish BaySt. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council will welcome back shark researchers who are returning this week for their seventh year of juvenile shark research in Coral Bay and Fish Bay. The shark researchers will be giving public presentations on Thursday, May 24, at Concordia and Friday, May 25, at Maho Bay Campground. Come out and hear about the juvenile sharks, between 12 inches and two-feet long, which live in shallow seagrass-fringed bay nurseries. Over the years, the membership and volunteers of CBCC have helped support the research with donated hours, boats, and gas, along with other grant resources. Concordia Resort has graciously donated their lodging once again. The researchers are doing two special presentations this year to share their research done on St. John and elsewhere. A Review of USVI Shark Research from 2004 to Present by Bryan DeAngelis p.m. at the Concordia Eco Resort Pavilion. Anyone who has watched Shark Week on TV, has seen Dr. Greg Skomal discuss his Great White Shark research in Cape Cod. Skomal will be here to tell about it himself at the Maho Bay Campgrounds Restaurant Pavilion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Friday, May 25. Innovative Donates Desktop Computers and Tablets to Guy H. Benjamin SchoolNo instructions needed; one GBS student looks up a math website on a new tablet.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Guy Benjamin School faculty, staff and students said Thank You to community supporters with songs, dances and more dur ing a special program on Thursday, May 17. About 35 invited guests, includ ing St. John Administrator Leona Smith and University of the Virgin Islands President Dr. David Hall, gathered in the backyard of the public elementary school in Coral Bay for the Thank You program and enjoyed performances by the Mighty Groover, Touched by God and talented GBS students. Were delighted to have this gathering at the school, said GBS Principal Dr. Whitman Browne. A school is part of a community and a school and a community should work together. We are here to formally say Thank you for your support. Browne introduced the teachers and staff of GBS to the crowd and encouraged citizens to continue to collaborate with the school. We have to work together as a school and as a community, said the GBS principal. Bringing along his daughter of college, Hall told students that there were seats with their names on it at UVI. We only exist because of you, said Hall. There are seats at UVI with your names on them. We need you there and we can only succeed if you are educated well. We are a partner with GBS in creating the future leaders, lawyers, doctors and scientists in the territory and the world, said the UVI president. The secret to your success is to have a love for learning. Students should dream big and set their sights on college, Hall added. You could be the next president of UVI, he said. You could be the next president of the USA. The UVI is your home and your university. Following the opening remarks, the GBS Choir kicked off the mornings entertainment with a rendition of This is Me, followed by a solo of When you Believe by Other GBS students showed off their jump roping skills and quadrille dancing mastery. Members of the Gladys Abraham Choir traveled from St. Thomas for the event and sang four songs for the audience. Other entertainment included guest performances by the a cappella trio Touched by God and The Mighty Groover. GBS staff called up members of the audience and handed out cer a DVD of pictures from the school year. St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 5 We only exist because of you. There are seats at UVI with your names on them. We need you there and we can only succeed if you are educated well. Dr. David Hall President University of the Virgin Islands P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottUVI President Dr. David Hall welcomes guests to Guy Benjamin School during an appreciation event at the school in Coral Bay.GBS Family Thanks Supporters with Special Program of Music and Dance
6 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 Property Auctions Set for May 23 for Delinquent Tax Payment Status Virgin Islands Vacations & Villas14th Anniversary Celebrating 14 years of providing exceptional property management & booking services to our clients!Want to list your home with VIVA? Call (888) 856-4601 for more details VIVA-we match your taste, style and budget! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds John Diehl and Nancy Louis took home a beautiful new painting by Kimberly Boulon last week. The couple, who own Garden by the Sea Bed and Breakfast, were the lucky winners of Boulons Francis Bay in April Light, May 11, at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery. Clubs The Brain Game project, which will put early childhood educational material in new par ents hands. The Brain Game is a book created by psychologists and educators which strives to get par ents engaged in the childs development. The program is already a staple in many stateside rotary clubs and Rotary Club of St. John past president Joan Bermingham has been spearheading the program locally. She will use the funds raised chase books and distribute them to family medical practitioners who will give them away for free to new parents. Diehl and Louis were thrilled to support Rotarys Brain Game project and have even pledged adprogram. When we heard about the Brain Game project, we couldnt wait to for the books, said Louis. We plan to support the program in the future as well. The painting, which will hang in the Garden By the Sea common room, also depicts Louis favorite beach, she added. lights of Boulons opening reception at her new gallery at The Marketplace on May 11. The evening drew about 150 people Gourmet and Wines and sipped on refreshments from West Indies Company while viewing Boulons latest impressive works. 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 Photo by Jaime ElliottNancy Louis, at left, and John Diehl, at right, pose with their prize painting "Francis Bay in April Light" with artist Kimberly Boulon, center. www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds The Division of Real Lieutenant Governor, will resume its auctions of properties in delinquent payment status of 10 or more years May 23-25 in the St. Thomas/St. John District. The auction will be in the courtyard of the GERS Building on Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas. The property auctions will begin at 9 a.m. Bidders should register from 8 and 9 a.m. Owners of delinquent properties can either pay their balances in full or enter into an installment ar rangement in order to avoid the sale of their properties. Property owners interested in making arrangements Tax Collector at 776-6737. Property owners whose properties are in probate are the Recorder of Deeds Ofthe properties that are slated for auction can be viewed at www.ltg.gov.vi.Garden By the Sea Owners T ake Home Boulons Francis Bay in April Light
St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Anyone who has ever wondered just exactly what the Montessori method is, should mark their calenders for Saturday, June 2, when St. John Montessori School is hosting an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come out and tour the school, meet with our administrators and learn about the Montessori philosophy, said St. John Montessori School director Debra Polucci. There will be some crafts for kids and were excited to show people what weve been doing and what were all about. With a major emphasis on instilling a love for learning, SJMS is dedicated to getting children off on the right educational footing, Polucci explained. Our open house is to attract parents who understand the worthiness of quality early childhood education, said the SJMS to develop fully. It is a great start in life to be successful before the age of six, and be Most children dont start school until age 5 or 6, which is after major brain development occurs, said Polucci. We hope to share this great advantage for young children with the community and potential Montessori families. Located at the Johns Folly Learning Institute, SJMS has been open since 2008, and currently has a student body of 14 children between the ages of 2-and-a-half and eight. But the school can accommodate up tract more children for the next school year, which begins on September 13. In addition to growing its student body, place to call home, explained Polucci. We are still looking for a new home ideally located about half way between Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, she said. Were staying here next year, but were really looking for a new space for 2013. Also returning next year to SJMS is Trish Stalter, who is currently immersed at Association Montessori International training in Mountain View, California, explained Polucci. Stalter, who has an undergraduate degree from University of California at Davis, worked as a teachers assistant at SJMS in 2009. Trish is a California-native who, after moving here, fell in love with St. John, said Polucci. Having been a Montessori student herself, she applied for a teachers assistant job at SJMS. Shortly after starting to work at the school in September 2009, she found her second love; the Montessori philosophy. Trish then decided to combine the two St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoSt. John Montessori School is dedicated to instilling a love for learning and treating children as individuals, according to school director Debra Polucci. Our open house is to attract parents who understand the worthiness of quality early childhood education. It has been for the brain to develop fully. It is a great start in life to be successful before the a love of learning. Debra Polucci, SJMS director 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 GROOMING SERVICE AVAILABLECALL FOR AN APPOINTMENTCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline R oad (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved Cyndi A lvarado Professional Groomer Now at Canines, Cats and Critters Every Other T hursday Continued on Page 18Learn All About Montessori Method at June 2 Open House
8 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 SUMMER TIME% Local Discount 00 Maho double occupancy 50 Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI/BVI & PR Residents 00 Maho & 00 Concordia low season rate for non-residents Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and hiking at Maho Bay Camps and Concordia Eco-Tents340-715-0500 www.maho.org PO Box 310, St. John USVI 00831 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar Music 50 Maho double occupancy 00 Concordia per night for USVI, BVI & PR Residents 00 00 Concordia per night for non-residents (low season) 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! St. John Tradewinds Summer vacation is already here and with so many par ents searching for something suitable for their teenagers to do, the University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center will be offering a summer SAT preparatory program. The program is ideal for high school students who want to prepare fall SAT exams while participating in other enrichment activities, summer school or summer employment. The 10-week program will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon every Saturday beginning June 9. Interested students must submit their application by Friday, June 1, to enroll in the program. The program is open to any high school student with a GPA of 2.0 to 3.5. The SAT is a standardized measure of college readiness used in the admission process of more than 95 percent of four-year, notStates. Aligned to high school curriculum, the SAT tests reading, math ematics and writing skills students acquire during high school. The exam also measures how well students apply acquired knowledge, a factor that educators and researchers agree is critical to success in college. The UVICELL SAT Prep course utilizes various forms of assessments, interactive instruction, test-taking strategies and practice exams to aid students in improving their scores. Additionally, participants will receive a Barrons SAT Prep Book and an SAT approved calculator. For fees or more information, call 693-1106 or visit http://cell. uvi.edu.Summer Program Offers Test Prep for SAT ExamSt. John Tradewinds Missing teen Tyler Eugene was returned unharmed to the custody of the Department of Human Services on May 11 according to the staff of VI Behavioral Services Boys Group Home. Eugene was reported missing to the VI Police Department by VIBS staff on the morning of May 4 after he engaged in an altercation with staff and left the facility. After Eugene was apprehended by the VIPD he was remanded to the Youth Rehabilitation Center.Missing Teen Returned to HS Custody
St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 9 Small Business Seminar In celebration of Virgin Islands Small Business Week, FirstBank has partnered with the VI Small Business Development Center to present:Steps in Acquiring a Business Loan*A seminar providing small business owners with an overview of the loan application process and the elements needed to ensure a successful application. FirstBank is committed to contributing to the development and growth of the Small Business Community. We are very grateful to have been voted Best Commercial Bank in the Virgin Islands once again. Thank you for your support! One simple way to grow your business, one perfect solution for all your nancial needs. Visit us today and nd out why so many people choose FirstBank!The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center is a partnership program of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of the Virgin Islands. *All loans are subject to credit approval. FirstBank Virgin Islands is a division of FirstBank Puerto Rico. Member FDIC. St. Croix Wednesday, May 30, 6pm-8pm Great Hall, UVI Albert Sheen Campus RSVP to 340-692-5270 Seminar is free of charge Presenters: Patricia Worede, Business Relationship Manager, FirstBank Calvin Morris, Account Relationship Ofcer, FirstBank 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 law enforcement and more gathered at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on Wednesday evening, May 16, to hear about new services being offered by Family Resource Center. The St. John services stakeholders meeting was well attended with representatives from area churchcitizen sectors, said Vivan St. Juste, Family Resource Centers president. The meeting was informative and the attendees were receptive and met Family Resource Center educational and counseling staff with open arms. The group plans to bring victims advocacy services, educational outreach and counselling to MKSCHC on a full-time, permanent basis within a few weeks. We are grateful to our local governing bodies, Governor deJongh, Senator Barshinger, and LEPC for making it possible for our agency to expand needed services to St. John, said St. Juste. Your continued support, means strengthened victims services. Family Resource Center Bringing Victim Advocacy Services to St. John Soon (Left to Right) Seala Gabe Brooker, Naiquan Frett, sixth grade, were the top readers at Guy Benjamin School this year. The three won a reading project which challenged students to read as many books as possible. The students, who have read more than 20 books since the beginning of the school year, were awarded with brand new Kindles for their effort. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottTop Guy Benjamin School Readers Awarded KindlesBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After falling victim to the Department of Healths slashed budJacobsen is now serving clients out of the Red Hook Family MediJacobson worked for DOH for 25 years, seeing hundreds of clients at Cruz Bays Morris F. deMarch. But it didnt take long before she found a new home upstairs at the Boulon Center with Red Hook Family Medical Group. Im so glad that I am staying on St. John with my client base, said Jacobsen. Although Jacobsen is not oper ating under a Title 10 grant, she is still offering the full array of womens and family health, including prenatal and gynecology. The ofClients can make an appoint ment to see Jacobsen Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 776-6789. Fran Jacobsen Now Serving Clients on St. John at Boulon Center Ofce
10 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 Complimentary JESS Fundraising Gala Photos: To download photos visit http://tropicalfocus.zenfolio.com/p88120423/ By Jack Brown St. John Tradewinds Q: Ive lived here on St. John now for almost 10 years and have owned the same 2002 Jeep Liberty that I purchased new in St. Thomas. During the past on my sixth one. I replaced the alternator two years ago, had the car checked out by a mechanic when I purchased this last new battery to see if the alternator is charging volt meter and it showed the alternator charging at 14.4 volts at an idle. Whats going on that I can only get between 18 months to two years from a battery? When I lived in Oregon I got between three to four years from a new car battery. Are the batteries being sold here of lesser quality than the ones I purchased stateside? A: To start with no. The car batteries you can buy here are the same youd buy anywhere in the States. The problem here on St. John is short driving distanc es, infrequent driving and an extremely and consistent hot climate. It takes at least 30 minutes of highway speed driving to fully recharge a car battery. Here on St. John, even if you live in Coral Bay youll only be putting about eight miles each direction to get to town and youll never reach highway speeds during those 8 miles. Also because its usually either hot or raining most people, and Im betting this is you, run their air conditioning the whole time and listen to the stereo. Air conditioning takes a lot of current to operate. First theres the blower motor that takes a lot of cur rent, but even more, theres also the electro magnetic clutch that sits on the front of the air conditioning compressor on the engine which is an even bigger electrical drain. Add to this your cars stereo and a lot of times windshield wipers. All this voltage consumption while your poor car battery is begging for more charging from your alter nator that it cant get because youre only driving at about 25 mph and for only a short time. Now lets talk about someone that lives close to town, like a 3 minute drive. Youve just put a huge drain on your battery when your starter motor turns over your engine. You switch on the A/C, stereo and or wipers. Your battery is getting beat up every time you drive your car and its not getting fully re-charged. Its basically just hanging on and dying a slow death. Because of such short driving distances, your car battery can never get fully charged and sulfation and is the most deadly for any battery. The electrolyte, or battery acid is the active eletrolyte concentrates on the bottom, causing the upper half of the battery to become acid poor. This effect is similar to a cup of coffee in which the sugar collects on the bottom when you forget to stir the cup. Batteries tend to stratify if kept at low charge (below 80 percent) and never have the opportunity to receive a full charge. Short distance driving while running windshield wiper and air conditioners conperformance and life of any battery. Another factor in early battery failure is the extremely hot climate we live in year round. Battery acid contains mostly water as its base. While batter ies claim to be maintenance free or sealed, they all contain battery acid and its going to evaporate just like any liquid thats subjected to the kind of heat that a battery will experience under the hood of a car or truck. Older batteries had screw in or press in caps that allow you to open and inspect the battery acid level and add acid to top it off as necessary. There was a time when every repair shop and auto parts store had any battery that was low. This eventually gave way to something called battery water that only had a very small amount of battery acid mixed with mostly water. Now you cant even buy battery water any longer. With the advent of sealed, or as the manufactures like to call them, maintenance free batteries, it is nearly difference between the older batteries that you could easily maintain by unscrewing the caps and adding battery acid and the newer batteries it is that the manufactures have now glued the tops of the battery closed so you cant add acid. So, of course, the battery is going to fail much sooner than if it were able to be maintained and rebatteries with straight battery acid that I keep at my shop and its added months/years to the battery life. High concentration battery acid is extremely caustic and as such is not usually sold to the public because of its intensely corrosive properties. Battery acid can cause severe burns with any skin contact so I do not recommend that anyone, other than trained automotive professionals attempt to handle battery acid in any form. Continued on Page 18To Charge or Not To Charge Ask the Auto Doctor
St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 11 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. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Love City ladies took part in everything from Zumba demonstrations to Pilates classes in Cruz Bays Frank Powell Park last week as part of the local celebration of National Womens Health Week. Sisters: Healthy and Empowered (SHE) was hosted by Sisterhood Agenda president Angela Coleman as a way to increase awareness about healthful eating and exercise. Coleman led demonstrations each day in the Cruz Bay park from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Participants enjoyed a guided medi tation on Monday and took part in a son on Tuesday. Wednesday gave SHE participants an introduction to Pilates with Keryn Bryan while Thursday was all about martial arts with Earl Thomas. Coleman herself led a dance party the week of activities. Coleman also distributed informa tion about heart-healthy eating tips, ways to reduce stress and recommend ed doctors visits for women at each age. DJ Top Notch was also on hand each day spinning tunes in the bandstand. Up ahead next for Sisterhood AgenColeman is hosting a SHE conference with celebrity guests July 7 and 8 at Frenchmans Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort on St. Thomas. For more information about Sister hood Agenda call 714-7076. St. John W omen Get Active W ith SHE for Health W eekSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottPilates instructor Keryn Bryan, at left, and Sisterhood Agenda president Angela Coleman, at right, take a break from SHE week activities in Frank Powell Park.
12 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Perched along Estate Upper Carolinas ridge-top Majestic Mile, Tree House boasts jawdropping views of Coral Bay, Nor man Island and the Caribbean Sea stretching out to the horizon. This three-bedroom, two-bath home on a gently sloped full halfacre lot is for sale for $685,000 and offers exciting opportunities for a new owner, explained Holiday Homes broker associate Jan Courlas. This property will appeal to someone wanting tremendous views of the BVI and Coral Bay, said Courlas. The home is per fectly comfortable, but for some tional opportunities to make this property even more special than it is already. Tree House is a two-story wooden structure with spacious outdoor decks on each side of the home. The back of the house is nestled along the rear of the property. And Tree House will never have to contend with noisy neighbors since the property borders the V.I. National Park. Its called Tree House because it is up on a beautiful hillside with the rear of the home nestled along the boundary of the V.I. National Park, said Courlas. Inside Tree House, enjoy high ceilings and an open-style great room and kitchen. Three bedrooms and two baths are spread among the two-story home and decks offer plenty of more living space outdoors in the shade. While views are common from many properties on St. John, the lot at Tree House is especially appealing, Courlas added. The gentle slope of this lot so high on the viewing ridge is the best feature of the property, she said. The slope will allow the new owners to easily install a pool or spa feature, according to Courlas. upper with exceptional opportunities to update this home and make it a great rental property or personal home, she said. Call Courlas at Holiday Homes of St. John at 776-6776 for more information or to see Tree House. Courlas can also be reached on her cell phone at 643-5102 or via email at jancourlas@holiday homesvi.com. Sweeping views of Coral Bay and the BVIs. Tree House Offers Views and Space to Expand Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) email@example.comVezios Custom Painting St. John Tradewiinds News PhotosUpper Carolina's Tree House, above, is perched on Majestic Mile, adjoining VINP land on a gentle slope. 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 Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 13 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Rena Marcellin's "Peace on Earth" will be featured at Bajo el Sol along with fellow IEKHS student works.St. John Tradewinds Bajo el Sol Gallery is hosting an opening reception featuring artwork by Lisa Etres Color and Design Class students on Friday, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. The students from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School have been involved in a very creative project entitled Found Art Assemblage. The project is supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, in Washington, D.C. Found Art Assemblage creates art from recycling objects that would be discarded or reusing objects that are found anywhere. Beginning with small panels, the students worked with the recycled materials to create a box within a box. Completing the art involved creating a writing aspect around the box. Recently on display, the works have been recognized and awarded positions in competitions and places in the Annual Congressional Art Competition. Bajo el Sol is delighted to be able to provide a venue for the students to display their art and also a setting in which the students can share not only with the general public but also the professional artists of the gallery. The public is invited and encouraged to join in this celebration of student artwork on Friday, May 25, at the gallery in Mongoose Junction. The gallerys regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information please call 693-7070. Found Art Assemblage Student Works Featured at May 25 Opening Reception
14 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, MA Y 24thKimberly Boulon Thanks SupportersKimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery hosted its opening reception on Friday, May 11, at its Marketplace location. The artist would like to thank The Marketplace for doeuvres, West Indies Co. for wines and wine tasting, Gail Anderson for confection, Rotary Club of St. John signs for the gallery sign, posters, brochures and photography, Joe Stelzer for the gallery sign fabrication, St. John Tradewinds for timely and sensitive cover necklace and earrings, Alfredos Landscaping for plants and planters, Teri Gibney for gallery assistance and Robyn Podany for gallery assistance. Kimberly Boulon The Johnny Cakes Littlechild Party with a Pur pose on Sunday, May 13, at Skinny Legs was a huge success thanks to the love, efforts and contributions of many individuals and businesses. The events organizers would like to thank the following (please forgive any omissions, misspelled and missing last names): Volunteers: Fitz, Jules, Doug, Truman, Larry, Cow Boi, Bernie, Buddha, Bonnie, Mary, Pete I, Paulie, English Mark, Rodney, Ashley, Lisa, Jenn D, Denise W, Laura, Jennifer, Jaime, Barbara, Nelson, Sally, Bill, Steven, Sydney, Pyros of the Caribbean and Locals on the 8 and Connections for their support. Liquor donations: Skinny Legs, Shipwreck Landing, Sun Dog Cafe, The Tap Room, Island Blues, Miss Lucys, Aqua Bistro, Donkey Diner, Woodys, The Fish Trap, Banana Deck, The Parrot Club, High Tide, Castaways, Beach Bar, Love City Mini Mart, The Tourist Trap, The Lime Inn, Iguana Grill, Jason and Jumbo, Capn Jimmy, Arlene Altman, Dickie, Maho Bay Campground, Tropic Tour Power Boat Rentals. Special thanks to the back bone: Skinny Legs, Shipwreck Landing, Dianne Douglas, Pat Rizzo, Uli Salzmann Powel, Erin Pryor Durrell and Jen Knowles. Jennifer Knowles The birth announcement in the May 14-20 issue of Tradewinds included a misspelling. Sophie Rutnik and Brummell Germain welcomed baby Guiliana Ruby Germain on May 7. Party With Purpose Was Huge SuccessCorrection St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoFriends gathered to show their love and support for Johnny "Cakes" Littlechild at the Party with a Purpose.Grand Larcenies: 30
St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 15 Ethlyn Louise Harthman-Lindqvist HallThe point of this message is, I think, that the enterprise of making silly distortions of fact deserves contempt. However many writers say one sits down to write in order to discover what ones point is. In any case the production of distorting silliness is huge, almost overwhelming. Often the appar ent purpose is to fool people. As a great man said, you can fool most of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, or words to that effect. He went to say, but you cant fool all of the people all of the time. This makes democracy the worst form of government except all the others, as another great man said. Examples of distorted silliness abound in the politics of the ongoing president campaign: the incumbent candidate for reelection is the seem to have an uncomplimentary intent, most of the potential voters are assumed to be uncomfortable with homosexual feelings, behaviors and persons. This discomfort persists from among hazing or bullying adolescents to righteous elders even as homosexual make substantial contributions to life and culture, Socrates and Leonardo da Vinci, for example. The same incumbent candidate for reelection is also characterized is male, and calling men women is seen as demeaning in spite of all the great and small contributions to life and culture of women. So now are we to expect that same incumbent to be called the implied disparagement of the transgendered? The same candidate has been accused, apparently falsely, of not being born here in the USA, of being Islamic, and in numerous able for the presidency. That he is measurably, almost immeasurably, better than any of his detractors or the opponents they support is what the purveyors of distorting silliness are trying to deny or obscure. That there are powerful interests are successful helps to explain why the production of distorting silliness is so huge. But we seem to have a taste for it irregardless, which I propose is distasteful if not indeed contemptible. Nick Childs St. John Tradewinds Ethlyn Louise Harthman-Lindqvist Hall, died on May 5, 2012 at the age of 95. Her funeral service will be Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands. The viewing is at 9 a.m. with the service at 10 a.m. She was known as Miss Ethie by those who went to school with her in her young school days. Mrs. Hall was born on June 6, 1916 in Susannaberg, St. John, to Emily Louise Harthman and Carl Stanley Lindqvist. She was a Head Start teacher, entrepreneur and proud mother of four children; Phyllis, Samuel, Victor and Elsa Hall. Mrs. Hall was very much involved in the St. John and St. Thomas communities. She was a Past-President and founding member of the Business and Professional Women on St. John in 1965. She was owner and proprietor of Hillcrest Guesthouse in Cruz Bay, built in 1966, where she accommo dated people from all over the world. She later resided in Peter Bay for many years before moving to Miami, Florida. She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Hall-Brin, and Elsa Hall; one son, Samuel H. Hall Jr.; granddaughters, Janov Brin, Tanya Wernicke-Muldrow, and Yassin Hall; greatgrandchildren, Jaden and Jordan Brin, Dominic Muldrow, Roumell Augustine, Aubrey Warner Jr., and Marik, Yamisha Young, and the Lindqvist and Harthman families on St. Thomas, St. Croix, New York and abroad. She was married to Samuel H. Hall, Sr. who is deceased. To leave a tribute to her, please email Distorting Silliness Ethlyn Louise Harthman-Lindqvist Hall firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements are by the Davis Funeral Home on St. Thomas/St. John, Virgin Islands. Obituary Guest Opinion
16 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 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 Church Service 7:15 a.m., 9 a.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 St. John Tradewiinds In addition to being showered with love and affection on Mothers Day, Sunday, 12 enjoyed noshing on snacks, sampling wines and tasting desserts like chocolatecovered strawberries.
St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 17 St. 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 the building by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 8. There will be no excep tions! 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.stjohnschoolofthearts.org or stop by St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. For more information call 779-4322. Ruth Sis Frank St. John Tradewinds Dear EarthT alk: I understand there is an effort underway to allow all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorbikes, motorboats and other motorized vehicles into wilderness areas, which would overturn a longstanding ban. Whats behind this? Harry Schilling, T empe, AZ A new bill making its way through Congress, the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act (H.R. 2834), aims to make federally managed public lands across millions of acres of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management property more accessible to hunters and anglers. And a key element of the bill calls for allowing motorized vehicles these areas. Leading green groups are outraged because this would undermine 1964s Wilderness Act which expressly bans motor vehicles on these last wild vestiges of untrammeled American land. The motorized vehicles provision would result in the destruction of the very wilderness values that millions of American hunters and anglers The practical effect could be to open all designated wilderness areas to all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorbikes, motorboats, chainsaws and other motorized vehicles and equipment warned Wilderness Society president William Meadows in a letter to Congress. He added that buildings, towers and temporary roads could even be built in currently pristine stretches of wilderness if the proposed bill becomes law. But whats most troubling to Meadows and others is language in the bill saying that any requirements imposed by [the Wilderness Act] shall be implemented only insofar as they facilitate or enhance the original primary purpose or purposes for which the federal public lands or land unit was established and do not materially interfere with or hinder such purpose or purposes. Meadows fears this could be construed to allow road building, timber cutting, mining, oil and gas drilling and other development in our remaining wilderness areas. Another beef environmentalists have with the bill is that it would exon federal lands from federal environmental review and public disclosure regulations established under 1969s National Environmental Policy Act. The Wilderness Society reports that this part of H.R. 2834 would keep the public and concerned parties out of decisions to compromise the integrity of wilderness but also other types of protected lands. First introduced in the house last September by Michigan Republican Dan Benishek (with 45 bi-partisan co-sponsors), H.R. 2834 made it through the House Natural Resources Committee within three months and is poised for a full House vote later this spring. If it passes there, the Senate will take up a companion version, S. 2066, sponsored by Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski and West Vir ginia Democrat Joe Manchin. Depending on how it plays out, the bill could be on the Presidents desk by the summer. activities on our federal public lands, concluded the Wilderness Society, but the anti-Wilderness provisions of H.R. 2834 should not be allowed to become law.New Bill Undermines 1964 Wilderness Act
and take the Montessori training in California, said Polucci. Stalter is actually training at the same center where both Polucci and SJMS elementary teacher Susan Wakelee trained more than 30 years ago. Trish is delighted to return this September to be head teacher of the primary classroom, ages 3 to 6, said Polucci. I will be her morning assistant, and in the after noon will be attending to administrative duties, fundraising and advertising. Wakelee, who has called St. John home for years, is the schools elementary teacher, teaching students between six and nine years old. Wakelee has both her AMI Primary and Elementary training, as well as a Masters Degree in Montessori Education. SJMS is also currently obtaining its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, Polucci added. Weve decided to obtain our tax exempt status to help the school prosper and grow through the many grant and funding opportunities available, and also to attract more donations, said Polucci. With both a new, recently trained teacher and two veteran Montessori educators, its a great time to check out whats going on at SJMS, explained Polucci. The best thing about Montessori is that its basically based on the fact that children love learning, she said. Children love learning and they love being responsible and free thinking citizens. Basically at Montessori students are treated as individuals and the goal is to generate a foundation as an aid to life and education. And you really see that here, said Polucci. The worst thing you could do is take away the students work. They love learning and dont want to stop. For more information about SJMS, call the school at 7759594.18 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 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 Continued from Page 7 Also understand that your charging system is not designed to charge a dead battery. If you jump start your car, driving it around will not charge the battery properly and you will only be putting excessive wear on your cars alternator. After jump starting a car, the battery needs to be fully charged with a heavy duty shop battery charger. Most parts stores sell inexpensive battery char gers that can charge at two to 10 amps. While these smaller chargers will provide a good surface charge to your battery and possibly get your car started after an overnight charge, they cannot provide the high survive. This can only be achieved with a heavy duty parts stores and professional repair shops. I cant tell you how many times a failing battery has killed a perfectly good alternator trying to pump life back into a battery that will not accept a charge. Again, your cars alternator is not a battery charger. If you have a suspect battery please take it to your local auto parts store or professional repair shop for deep charging and testing. Dont risk ruining your cars alternator. They cost way more to replace than the cost of a new battery. Speaking of new batteries. In todays market, most batteries are of very good quality and reliability. Some stores sell only one grade of battery while others will offer the good, better, best options. Heres what I discovered while purchasing batteries at a store on St. Thomas. They offered an Economy, Silver or Gold battery. Each with a more expensive price attached. Some time ago when I asked to purchase a Gold battery that carried a 36-month warranty I was given a Silver battery that carried only a 24-month warranty. When I told the sales guy that I only wanted the best Gold battery he directed me to the shelf where the Gold battery was. When I carried the Silver battery back to the shelf and picked up the Gold battery it felt like it weighed exactly the same. You see more expensive batteries are supposed to have more lead plates inside which is supposed to make them last longer and perform better. When I asked the sales guy why both batteries weighed the same he told me that they were exactly the same battery and the only difference was the length of the war ranty coverage. This isnt always the case with every parts store. Im sure there are stores that do offer better quality batteries. Never be afraid to ask the parts guys what the actual differences are between the grades of batteries they offer. Now lets talk battery warranties. Batteries warranties have always been based on a pro rata schedule. A pro rata schedule means that if you buy a battery that carries a 24-month guarantee for, lets say, $100, then you have to divide the price of the battery by 24. This gives you $4.16 which is the cost of using the battery for every month that its in your car. This means that if your battery fails in 18 months then youve used $75 of the battery's value and youll only get a $25 credit towards the purchase of another new battery, not the entire $100 that you originally paid. Also, understand that you wont get $25 cash back, only a $25 credit toward the purchase of another new battery. One last thing, always make sure that your battery connection terminals and battery posts are clean and tight. Also if you can hear a click from under the hood when you try to start your car it may not be the battery at all but the starter motor instead. Too many people jump to the conclusion that the battery is at fault and just buy a new one before checking the terminals or having someone check the starter motor out. At my shop I get calls all the time from people that have just gone out and spent a lot of other problem. I hope this answered your question and helps you with your future battery maintenance. You should really only be on your second or at the most third battery by now if it had been properly maintained and properly charged. Continued from Page 10Ask the Auto DoctorLearn All About St. John Montessori on June 2
St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 19 Friday, May 11 8:33 a.m. The captain of Native Son Ferry c/r harbor due to engine failure. Accidental injury. Market p/r that a citizen was disturbing customers. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, May 12 8:04 a.m. A visitor from Chicago c/r that she lost her laptop while traveling between Miami and St. Thomas. Police assistance. 9:40 a.m. A citizen p/r that she is being stalked. Stalking. 1:15 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r that a motor was stolen from her dinghy. Grand larceny. 3:38 p.m. Government of Virgin Islands r/ an auto collision near the Customs dock. Police assistance. 10:13 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Disturbance of peace. Sunday, May 13 9:44 a.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance to remove a vagrant. Police assistance. 11:26 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in the area of Estate Glucksberg. Auto collision. 2:31 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with his son. Police assistance. 6:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r an unauthorized use of vehicle. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 8:02 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in the area of Bay Side Mini-mart. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, May 14 10:26 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that her husband is threatening to kill her and kill himself. Disturbance of the peace, threats, D.V. 11:26 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that her aunt is harassing and verbally abusing her. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 12:00 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that an unknown individual attempted to break into her rental property in Estate Enighed. Attempted bur glary. 12:15 p.m. A visitor from Australia p/r that her iPhone was stolen in the area of Cruz Bay. Stolen phone. 1:30 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/re questing police assistance with her son. Police assistance. T uesday, May 15 9:50 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that his ex-landlord threatened him. Disturbance of the peace. 11:11 a.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r a fraud. Fraud. 4:30 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that ing several incidents. Police assistance. 5:00 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/requesting police assistance with his minor son who was injured at school. Police assistance. W ednesday, May 16 5:24 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Coral Bay. Auto collision. 11:06 p.m. A citizen r/ loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, May 17 3:41 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance of the peace at E&C Service Station. Disturbance of the peace. 10:23 p.m. A Caneel Bay Resort employee burglary in the third. 10:26 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident c/r that she told her ex-husband to leave her residence and he refused to do so. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. St. John Tradewinds Law Enforcement needs help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to solve these new and old cases. St. John On Saturday, May 5, at about 4 a.m., a burglary was reported in the area of 7B-2 Estate Enighed, which is also known at Pocket Money Hill. The victims reported that while they slept someone entered their villa and stole a black Coach handbag, a brown billfold, a black MasterCard, a silver necklace with three gray stones and a drivers license. St. Thomas On Monday, June 11, 2011, a woman returned to her car that was parked near Sibs Bar in Estate Elizabeth and drove home. Once home she discovered that her wallet was missing. It contained an ATM card, an ID card and $100. A bank video (on Crime Stoppers USVIs website), shows a woman trying to use the stolen card at the Banco Popular and are asking for help in locating her. Submit information on these or any other crimes at www.crimestoppersusvi.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipster will receive a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. St. John Tradewinds An on-line, virtual training seminar will take place on Thursday, May 31. Organized by the National Center on Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Florida Organic Growers will lead on-line (virtual) tours of While showing participants around the gardens, the trainers will explain how they manage their soils, water, crops, wildlife, and other resources. The one-and-one-half hour training will offer insight and advice for organic producers and others interested in organic production. The featured, organic producers are; Sonia Carlo of Hacienda Sana Siembra Organica. Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and Farmer Charlie Andrews of Hammock Hollow Herb Farm. Island Grove, Florida. The webinar will begin at 1:00 PM, EST. To register for the event or for more information, visit https://attra.ncat.org/tropicalcrops.Organic Gardening Training AvailableSt. John Tradewinds ings this month to help the territorys military veterans understand the Dr. Ivette Freytes and Dr. Connie Uphold of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System will be in the territory May 17 through 22 meeting veterans and their families and distributing booklets explain ing the services available. The two doctors are repeating a visit they made to the Virgin Islands two years ago, when they took the opportunity to meet both veterans and service providers who serve VI veterans and their families. Our motto is serving those who served, and this visit by doctors Freytes and Uphold gives us a chance to do just that help veterans erans Affairs. The services presented, which are available to all of the territorys veterans, will be based on local providers. The meetings will be on May 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Patrick U. George American Legion Post 90 in Sub Base; on May 19 at the Leonard B. Francis Armory in Estate Nazareth from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; on May 21 at the Myron G. Danielson American Legion Post 85 in Christiansted from 5:30 to 7 p.m.; and on May 22 at the St. John Administra tors Conference Room at the Battery from 2 to 4 p.m. Following the programs, the movie Taking Chance starring Kevin Affairs at (340) 774-6100 on St. Thomas.VA Health Experts To Visit Local VeteransSt. John Veteran's Meeting May 22St. John Tradewinds The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted JetBlue Airways Reagan National Airport and San Juans Luis Munoz Marin Airport and Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen welcomed the announcement last week. Christensen wrote in support of JetBlues application for a beyondperimeter slot exemption to launch the new service to San Juan. later this year and the airline intends to offer one daily non-stop roundJetBlue Starting Non-stop Service Between DC and San Juan Soon
20 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885.AFTERWORDSACROSS 1 Ecstatic joy 8 Injured 15 Heart chambers 20 Baseballs Hebrew Hammer 21 The U.S., south of the U.S. border 22 Bucking horse 23 Two words that might follow BUTTER ... 25 Arledge of TV 26 Guess as to takeoff: Abbr. 27 Shortcoming 28 Yoga pad 29 Not as bright 30 The Louvre, e.g.: Abbr. 33 SPORTS ... 36 HARD ... 39 Get choked by, as food 40 Baseballer David a.k.a. Big Papi 41 Secrete milk 45 Discontinued 48 Moines, Iowa 49 Congo River feeder 53 Modify formally 55 Spains longest river 56 STORM ... 59 Winning line in tic-tac-toe 60 To be, to Jacques 63 in the bag! 64 -pah-pah band 65 Begin the cruise 67 play (a simple job) 69 Country music resort city in Missouri 73 Tenor Jan 74 More piquant 76 Detroit-to-Montreal dir. 77 Some toy batteries 79 An apple ... 80 Summer, to the French 81 AIR ... 86 Castle-circling ditch 88 Roman 553 89 What the Tin Woodman asked for 90 Derek and Diddley 93 Sleep disorder 95 Toss in some seasoning 97 Plain as day 99 Buddhisms Lama 101 POWER ... 105 BLUE ... 110 Critical hosp. ward 111 Part of RSVP 112 Having disembarked 113 Pluralized -y 114 Becomes smelting waste 116 Letter before theta 118 Hipbone part 119 HAND ... 123 Get the suds out of 124 10th-century German king 125 Most pointless 126 See 44-Down 127 Maximally massive DOWN 1 Rally or relay 2 Far greater 3 Pieces of merchandise 4 Tik (2009 #1 hit for Kesha) 5 Catch You Can (Dave Clark Five song) 6 Gain back, as trust 7 Took place as a result 8 Left 9 Aged 10 Moms bro 12 Gloomy, in poetry 13 Les -Unis 14 Rep.s foe 15 Abbreviate 16 Tubas kin 17 SCHOOL ... 18 Central 19 Computers such as the Aspire and Extensa 24 Banned apple spray 29 Gene stuff 31 Enjoy a slope 33 Offed 34 LA Ink channel 35 Liaisons 36 Car axle, e.g. 37 Frances Cte d 38 Gymnastics great Korbut 42 Qdoba items 43 Take 44 With 126-Across, multiple-gear bicycle 46 Beethovens Third 47 Tom (1958 #1 hit) 50 Cap. of the Gem State 51 Pantry insect 52 Fed. crash investigator 54 Far out from the coast 56 Sensed 57 Film director Stanley 58 I-90, e.g. 60 Itchy skin condition 61 Up-and-comers eventual goal 62 SUN ... 66 Sewing line 68 Whats the ? (Who cares?) 70 Changed the dcor of 71 Writer Nin 72 Of the entire U.S., e.g. 75 Installed anew, as a carpet 78 Shape of a parenthesis 82 Hat, in slang 83 Ken and G.I. Joe, say 84 In (unmoved) 85 Give to (approve) 87 Coffee shops cousin 90 Has faith 91 Non-written exam 92 Pigs hangout 94 Freaked out 96 iPhone extra 98 #2 corp. execs 102 Adorn richly 103 Maine national park 104 Guitarist Ted 105 Carnivals 106 Suffolk County town 107 Metropolis, in Milan 108 Microwaves, say 109 Aint right? 114 Vexed state 115 Crate piece 117 Part of A&E 119 Like kings: Abbr. 120 Vegas cube 121 for Alibi (Sue Grafton book) 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 Let's Do Lunch 60-plus? Lets do lunch! Call 693-8580. T uesday, May 22 Celebrate National Maritime Day on Tuesday, May 22, by helping to clean up the Coral Bay shoreline. Meet at Skinny Legs at 8:30 a.m. and bring some water and a smile! Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Principal Sharon McCollum announced last week that a mandatory meeting has being scheduled for all ninth grade students and their parents on Tuesday, May 22, at 1 p.m. in the schools cafeteria. W ednesday, May 23 AARP VI is sponsoring a Social Security and Medicare presentation for all St. John seniors on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. The Division of Real Lieutenant Governor, will resume its auctions of properties in delinquent payment status of 10 or more years May 23 to 25. The auction will be in the courtyard of the GERS Building on Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas. The property auctions begins at 9 a.m. Bidders need to register between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday, May 28 The Bethany Moravian Church is inviting youths of St. John to its Family Fun Day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little League Park. T uesday, May 29 Governor John deJongh will host a neighborhood meet ing in Coral Bay on Tuesday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The governor and members of his cabinet will meet with residents at the Calabash Boom community center in Coral Bay. Residents are encouraged to share their concerns with the territorys top brass. Thursday, June 14 Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the graduation cer emony for the Class of 2012 on Thursday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field. Saturday, June 16 SJSA will host auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Per formance/Merit Scholarship on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26 The 2nd annual Chaotic Kayak Race is set for Sunday, August 26, at Oppenheimer.
St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 21 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Side: near Weston $700 One bedroom, one bath on Gift Hill $1000 One bedroom, one bath near Cruz Bay $1100 Two bedroom, one bath near Cruz Bay $1500 Two bedroom, one bath, washer in Fish Bay $1600 Two bedroom, one bath, IN TOWN, $1800 Two bedroom, two bath, w/d, furnished $1800 Two bedrooms, two bath on Gift Hill $1800 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1800 Two bedroom, loft, one bath, IN TOWN $2100 Two bedroom, one bath, furnished, A/C, w/d in Cruz bay $2100 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft and deck, w/d $2700 Coral Bay Side: One bedroom, one bath $800 EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 Services APARTMENTS FOR LEASE A/C, Washer/Dryer, balcony, clean, great location next to Westin, 1BR @ $1,150, 2BR @ $1,650, Security & 1st mo. Month to Month lease available. Call Laurie at 779-1804 or 227-6688 Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John email@example.com 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 Apartment in Bethany Large 2 BR Apartment in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C; Call 690-1104 Commercial/Ofce For Rent Public Notice BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?CALL: 340-776-6496 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgGET RESULTS! New large 2 BR, large bath, off street parking, ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch, gorgeous view overlooking Westin, $1700/month. 340-776-6331 or 678-715-1129 Lost & Found LEAVING ISLAND '05 RAV4L, well maintained, few dents, $12K OBO. '09 Whaler 13ft. SUPERSPORT w/trailor 40hp Mercury 4stroke, $7K. 340-715-0907 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to a March 30, 2012, U.S. District Court Order (3:03-cv00115, Doc. 532) Conrming the Sale of Security for the Judgment in 3:03-cv-00115, the public is hereby given Notice that there is no Right of Way across 3h Estate Enighed (Tradewinds Building and surrounding property) to property known as 3A, 3Ae or 3Ag Estate Enighed (Tamarind Court). All persons with personal property on 3h Estate Enighed and 3i Estate Enighed, including trailers, are hereby given Notice to remove said property. Joan C. Oat, 03-cv-00115 Plaintiff April 12, 2012 Abandoned Boat Mr Joe's Toy, 17' Fab17370L3 Cruz Bay, St. John Contact (847) 571-2591 New, lower-level 2BD, 2BA villa, fully furnished, SS appliances, W/D, stunning views! Includes Only $1,800. 913-634-8209 Public Notice For Rent STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS FROM $35 MONTH 643-3283 P ASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 Starting at $85/mo. One mile from Cruz Bay. 340-776-1330 Storage Space A Coral Bay resident found a mens silver wedding band on Centerline Road last week between Bordeaux Mountain and Mamey Peak. For more information or to claim the ring, call (340) 277-9622 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ZONING MAP AMENDMENTTO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OFFICIAL DISTRICT MAPS FOR ST. JOHN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDSSt. Ursula Multi-purpose Center St. JohnTuesday, May 22, 2012 6:00 pm Application ZAJ-12-1: Hugo A. Roller for Parcel No. 8-4-1 Remainder Estate Carolina, No. 1 Coral Bay Quarter, St. John from A-2 (Agricultural Zone) to B-3 (Business-Scattered ) and a camping use variance. The purpose of the request is to develop a destination camp site.Files can be reviewed on St. Thomas at DPNRs Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, Cyril E. King Airport, Terminal Building Second Floor or on St. John at DPNRs Office ( in front of the Elaine Sprauve Public Library, Cruz Bay ) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. 5/14; 5/21/2012 Alyce's Attic Extravanga Sale Saturday, May 26th (one-day only) 9am till 4pm Directions: From Centerline 104 past Bellevue, make right at Gifft Hill Stone Sign, go down paved road down paved hill, cross cattle guard, left at bottom of hill, Blue house white roof. Tools galore: Biesemeyer Delta table saw, OEP 83200 24" Bridge tile saw (new), DW7232 Miter saw, every tool needed to build a house. Cast aluminum table and chairs, tropitone table, wood cradle antiques, fabric, linens, garden art, everything must go! Please email email@example.com Yard Sale Furnished House for Rent Fish Bay Rutnik residence 3 bedroom, 2 large bath, Central A/C, walk to beach. Available August 340-715-0907 For Sale
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W A T ERF R ONT VILLA B EL V EDERE (3x3.5) privacy, pool & spa, plus deeded access to HOA dock on Great Cruz Bay. Quiet neighborhood, mesmer izing sunset views! DOVE COTT AGE St. Johns rst luxury eco-villa 2 BR, 1.5 BTH w/ 280 views & pool. Solar & green building materials, recently remodeled w/ custom mahogany doors, room to expand or build more in upscale Dreekets Bay. V ILLA M I MOSA IS A B EST BUY! 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. VILLA MOLLO A nature lovers dream, walk to 2 beaches! 3BR/2BA villa sits on the waters edge of a salt pond and features custom stone and wood work and amazing Caribbean views. VILLA B AMBOO charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage features views to the South shore & to sunsets over the cays, a generous oor plan and decks, well-maintained, tastefully decorated, and spacious grounds with unique Danish ruins. TREE F ROG COTT AGE Charming 1 x 1 home, surrounded by lush tropical forest with views of Coral Bay and the BVI. Close to shopping and restaurants, but very private. Good short term rental history. VILLA FAR NIENTE Turn-key 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa in Pt. Rendezvous offers big views, breezes & great rental history. Beautifully-appointed, fully furnished, infinity-edge pool, interior staircase, artistic lighting and super sun and moonrises! STONE COUR T is a 3 bedroom haven. 1 acre of privacy with sweeping views from Rams Head to St. Thomas. Island inspired architecture of stone and wood. TREE PALM S Versatile 5 BR 5 BA property with solid rental history. Charming home w/ 2 kitchens, covered verandas, stone entrance, garden fountain, concrete pool and spa deck. Solar panels, and ocean views complete the package! D A Y D REAM I N U PPER CARO LIN A Fabulous views Coral Bay to BVI in masonry 3 bdrm/3.5 bath Majestic Mile home. New furnishings, private pool & bdrm suites, hot tub, stone/brick landscaping, solar hot water, shutters, custom cabinets & 10k generator. Cute wood cottage (NC) on property. SEA V IEW vacation villa. Charming 4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent condition with large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole with deeded rights to two nearby beaches. I NCOME PRO D UCER 4 Unit Multifamily. Rare opportunity to own a multiunit property close to Cruz Bay with big ocean views sitting on the hillside above the Westin Resort! The Company that gives back to St. John G RAN DE BA Y C OND O S E njoy life at this condo group in the center of town. Fullyfurnished with equipped kitchens, easy walking access to shops/restaurants. Large pool deck, tness & reception center, indoor parking & elevator service. 1 bd/1 bth $715,000 3 bd/ 2 bth $949,000 $2,300,000 DVD $2,450,000 DVD $795,000 $1,695,000 $949,000 $595,000 $589,000 $439,900 $1,075,000 $1,800,000 $1,000,000 $3,999,000 Call for details P ASTOR Y CONDO This 1 bd, 1 bth spacious condo overlooks Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas sunsets. Newly renovated kitchen & bath, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, mahogany doors, windows, pool & lush landscaping. $372,000 $1,400,000 $3,450,000 $750,000 CALAB ASH BOOM hillside $475,000 FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US. EST A T E MAN DAH L $85,000E S T A T E CARO LIN A from $115,000C ONCORDIA PRESER V E from $275,000D REEKET S BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $300,000 PRIV A T EER BA Y /HAN SEN BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $169,000S A B A BA Y 19 ac. WATERFRONT $9,990,000PET ER BA Y /NO R THS HORE from $1,500,000 LOV A N G O CA Y WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000 UPPER MONTE BA Y hillsides from $799,000B O A TMA N PT ./R E N DEZVOUS WATERFRONT $825,000VIRGIN G RAN D E S T A T ES from $499,000C HOCOLA T E HO LE from $195,000 S A UNDERS GUT two W ATERFRONT lots $345,000 each A LSO W EST I N TI M ESH ARES from $3,750 per weekONE MONTH FRACTI ONALS FROM $69,000 L OTS OF LAN D LIST I N GS!! MOTI V A T ED SELLERS!! S OME SELLER FI N A NCI N G !! HH-TW B 4/30, 5/21/2012.indd 1 4/18/12 8:24 AM St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 23 St. John Tradewinds The Department of Tourism is pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report has ranked the U.S. Virgin Islands as the Best Spring Vacation Destination for 2012, according to its recent travel destinations poll. For this category, the publication evaluated fun locations with plenty of things to do without breaking the bank and featured the territory as the number one location, ranking above destinations including Vancouver, Amsterdam, Bermuda, and San Diego, to name a few. As part of the recognition, U.S. News & World Report called out unique attributes of each island, mentioning shopping on St. Thomas, the V.I. National Park on St. John and St. Croixs history and culture. Lighter crowds and lower prices on airfare and hotel accommodations are also called out as reasons to visit the territory during the spring season. Were delighted to have come out on top of appealing international destinations included in U.S. News & World Reports Spring Vacation poll, said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. This ranking comes at an ideal time for our islands, helping us maximize exposure for the territory as we transition to the summer season. Each year, the travel editors from U.S. News & World Report determine which destinations to include on the travel rankings based on recommenda tions by travel experts and U.S. News website users, with each score pulling 50 percent of the rank weight. More than 200 destinations that are covered by U.S. News & World Report were analyzed, but only Best Vacations award recipients. The territory also received recognition in eight other categories including: #2 Best Relaxing Getaways in the USA; #2 Best Beaches in the USA; #5 Best Romantic Getaways in the USA; #5 Best Caribbean Vacations; #5 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the US; #7 Best Caribbean Beaches; #7 Best Caribbean Honeymoon; #7 Best US Vacations; #8 Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations; # 9 Best Family Vacation; #10 Best Adventure Vacations in the USA; #10 Best Islands in the World; and #12 Best Place in the World to Visit. To view U.S. full list of travel rankings and meth odology, go to http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/ and http://travel.usnews.com/methodology/. The highly viewed travel page of U.S. News & World Report, www.travel.usnews.com, receives more than 200,000 unique visitors per month. U.S. News & World Report Ranks VI Best Spring Vacation for 2012St. John Tradewinds receipt of the resignation of Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mercedes Dullum effective May 28. Dr. Dullum advised me that for personal reasons she is resigning her position, deJongh said. The governor thanked Dullum for her service at the DOH and wished her well in her future endeavors. DeJongh appointed Dullum to the top post at the health department Also on May 16, deJongh named Darice Plaskett as Acting DOH Commissioner. Plaskett has had key leadership positions at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on St. Croix since 1994. She most recently served as the hospitals Principal of Integration of Systems and Services and previously as Interim Chief ExecuPlaskett is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Virgin Islands since 2008. She teaches an Associate Degree nursing course that introduces nursing students to basic concepts of nursing management and leadership. Ms. Plaskett will bring a wealth of experience to the position of Health Commissioner given her years as a senior executive at the hospital on St. Croix, said deJongh. I look forward to her using her ment to lead the Department of Health.DeJongh Appoints Darice Plaskett as Acting DOH Commissioner
24 St. John Tradewinds, May 21-27, 2012 Skin Cancer Is Now Most Common Cancer in United States, Yet Most Preventable Support your local newspaper! We need your support to report.St. John Tradewinds As summer quickly approaches, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has joined the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and National Park Service to emphasize the dangers of skin cancer and has provided simple steps Americans can take to protect themselves. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated the Friday before Memorial Day, May 25, Dont Fry Day as a way to highlight sun safety. Skin cancer prevention and sun safety are important issues for EPA our primary mission is to protect peoples health and the environment, said Gina McCarthy, assisof Air and Radiation. While the agency has made steady progress protecting the Earths ozone layer, the SunWise program and Dont Fry Day help teach children and families simple steps to stay safe in the sun and protect themselves from harmful UV rays. The risk of skin cancer is very real, said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D. Its therefore important that consumers prevent sunburn and protect themselves from the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging throughout the year. The FDA strongly recommends that consumers regularly use a Broad Spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of 15 or higher in combination with other protective measures to more effectively protect themselves and their families whenever they are in the sun, said Hamburg. Whether you hike or stroll, paddle a canoe or kayak or just sit in a mountain meadow watching the clouds go by, remember to put on your hat, apply sunscreen and have plenty of water to drink, said National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. These sun safety tips will protect your skin and I think guarantee that well see you often in your national parks. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. and the most common cancer among 20 to 30-year-olds. Its estimated that one American dies every hour from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Approximately 76,000 new cases of melanoma will occur this year. To help protect peoples health, EPAs SunWise program, one of the nations largest environmental and health education programs, encourages kids and their caregivers to practice safe sun habits and raises awareness about UV sunlight that penetrates the Earths ozone layer. Here are some tips to help Amer icans continue to exercise, get outside and be SunWise this Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer: Check the UV Index app: Check the ultraviolet index anytime by downloading EPAs app (epa.gov/enviro/mobile) to help plan outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun. UV rays from the sun (and from ning beds) can lead to skin cancer. Apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing: Apply a palm-full of sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher that provides broad-spectrum protection from both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays to exposed skin about 15 minutes before heading outdoors. Reapply every two hours. Wearing protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses also prevents sun damage. Seek shade, not sun: The suns UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so seek shade dur ing this time. Although less common in individuals with darker complexions, skin cancer does not discriminate and is more often fatal for individuals with darker skin. Overexposure to the sun also causes immune suppression and up to 90 percent of wrinkles, brown spots, leathering of the skin and sagging. EPAs SunWise program offers factsheets online that have statewise/statefacts.html). According to the CDC, Nebraska, Vermont, Colorado, Kentucky, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Idaho have highest melanoma death rates.