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Cruz Bay Waste Water Pump Station Upgrades Expected To Close Most of Customs Parking LotPage 3 Mark Hardgrove Retires from NPS After 41 YearsPage 6VIPD Conrm Discovery of Skeletal Remains in Estate Adrian Police won t comment on identicationPage 2Island Ecologist Sets Out To Stop Erosion at MahoPage 5 August 6-19, 2012 Copyright 2012St. John Tradewinds News PhotoSailor Mimi Roller Makes St. John Proud at London Olympic GamesSt. John sailor Mayumi Roller, second from right, with her fellow U.S. Virgin Islands Olympians during the Parade of Nations at the London Games' opening ceremony on Friday evening, July 27. See story and additional photos on Page 3 New Health Food Store Natures Way Opens in The MarketplacePage 7 Summer Schedule: Next Issue August 20th
St. John Tradewinds The Sunset Ridge Villas Homeowners Association, along with friends and property managers Cimmarron St. John, announced last week that their SRV Sunset Cam is now online. Positioned on Unit C and overlooking Cruz Bay, Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas, the SRV Sunset Cam is set to display great sunset pictures. It is possible to stream the camera to a television and watch the sunset over St. Thomas during cocktail hour from anywhere. Sunset Ridge Villas Homeowners Association members are pleased to join the many web cameras operating on St. John, giving solace and comfort to those waiting anxiously for their next visit The sunset cam can be viewed at www.sunsetridgevillas.com/SRVrightNow.shtml. Enjoy. EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2012All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 August 6-19, 2012 St. John Tradewinds News Photo The newest live web cam on St. John is sure to capture beautiful sunsets over Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas.Love, Light and Levin Fundraiser Set for August 11 at Fatty CrabFriends of Irene and the late Steve Levin are invited to a night day, August 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Fatty Crab. jewelry from Les Anderson, Kimberly Boulon, Michael Banzhaf Studio, Lisa Etre, George Hollander, Maho Bay Glassworks, Catherine Perry, R&I Patton Goldsmithing, Schnell Studio, Kat Sowa, Joy Stillman, Aimee Trayser, Tutu Much and Denise Wright. $10 each or six for $50 for the chance to win one of $5,000 in prizes will be available. For more information call 776-6922. The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Alumni Association will host the 2nd Annual Devil Ray Reunion Beach Party Sunday, September 2 at Magens Bay Beach shed #4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Devil Ray Beach Party September 2 pose Center from 12 to 3 p.m. Everyone encouraged to bring their special Grandparent for an afternoon of fun and refreshments, or just come and help honor island elders.Dial-a-Ride Tea Party September 9Sunset Ridge Homeowners Association Unviels New Sunset CamUVI Fall 2012 Orientation Aug. 13-17 Semester is scheduled to take place from Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17. Complete schedules for both campuses and important informa tion on UVI policies regarding placement exams and student rights have been posted on the admissions section of the UVI website at http://www.uvi.edu. There is help for home-bound Seniors on St. John. Daily nutritional program geared to your needs. Applicants and caregivers, Multipurpose Center.Help Available for Home-Bound Seniors Please, will be on Saturday, October 20, at the Winston Wells ball the event. Corley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.ACC Flea Market Set for October 20The Department of Human Services Head Start Program encourages all fathers and male guardians to bring their children to extended day and 7:45 a.m. for full day. All fathers and male guardians in attendance will have an opportunity to meet with teachers and the center staff, browse the classroom and learn about getting involved in the Fatherhood Initiative activities. DHS Invites Fathers To Bring Children To First Day of School on Sept. 4 St. John Tradewinds Residents out walking their dog last week in the Estate Adrian area discovered human remains, V.I. possible human remains while out walking their dog, said VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames. who collected the remains. They were taken to the R.L. Schneider Regional Medical Center morgue where medical staff will take the necessary action to identify the remains. refused to comment on rumors about the identify of the skeletal remains, Rames added. that people not jump to conclusions. It is important cal experts before we make any assumptions. The VIPD spokesperson declined to comment on how long it would take to identify the remains. When word of the discovery spread across Love City last week, residents recalled two citizens who have been reported missing over the past few years. Seara Samantha James, 21, has not been seen since October 2011 and 41-year-old Nicky Brady of Coral Bay was last seen in November 2006.
St. John Tradewinds kick off a $1.2 million upgrade to the Cruz Bay waste water pump station in the next few weeks, a project which will force the closure of most of the U.S. Customs parking lot for a about a month. The project is expected to take eight months to complete and will bring the current outdated ejector system, located adjacent to the Cruz Bay public restrooms in the U.S. Customs Parking lot, up to code, ter to the treatment facility at Enighed, said project modern facility that will save on electricity and main tenance costs. May Cornwall, WMA executive director, along with Woolington, WMA chief engineer Jim Grum, trict director of solid waste Mario Leonard hosted a town hall meeting on Friday night, August 3, at St. any St. John residents. cials tried to share plans for the upcoming waste water pump station upgrade, explained Cornwall. design phase so we are doing that now, Cornwall This type of project will require educating the public throughout the project. St. Croix-based Island Roads Corporation won the bid for the project, which was ready to begin last month, Cornwall explained. WMA must still work out the issue of a missing parcel number on the government property, and then will give Island Roads the green light to get started. It is the initial phase of the project which will likely close most of the parking in the U.S. Customs lot, explained Grum. installing wet wells 20 feet deep, so we must install sheet pilings in order to create a safe environment for the construction. That takes big machinery and mate rials and will affect the parking area. The initial phase, when the U.S. Customs parking lot will likely be closed to most vehicles, is expected to take a month, Grum added. ing problem, the project will also dislocate popular Delight. An alternative location will have to be found for the vendor, St. John Administrator Leona Smith explained at the meeting. where to relocate him. The worst of noise and dust pollution is also exafter which disruptions in the area should diminish large impact done by November or December. While most of the parking lot will be closed, a por tion of the lot will remain open during entire construction in order to maintain access to the Department of ect is complete, but will save the territory money, explained WMA. and there will be two round hatch coverings, Aubain ground. will replace the instrumentation and everything will be up to code. save money, said the project engineer. The project is being paid for by a $1.2 million in Department of Interior funding, according to Woolington. Once upgrades to the Cruz Bay waste water pump tem will be in good shape for the foreseeable future, explained Aubain. said. Looking ahead, WMA also has an agreement with existing waste water treatment plant if the facility needs to expand, Cornwall added. secured, she said. WMA also discussed plans to remove mounds of scrap metal from the Susanaberg Transfer Station by the end of the month and rebuild the broken solid waste compactor by mid-September. in which will refurbish the entire compactor and the the end of the day, the compactor will be operational which we are hoping to happen by mid-September. Having the trash compactor back online will alle viate loose garbage in the area and help cut down on the animal problem in the area, Aubain added. and the back side of the compactor, he said. Agriculture and Animal Welfare to help keep roaming animals out of the area, Cornwall added. 2012 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayMONTH: JULY4.55 inchesAVERAGE3.49 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D16.90 InchesAVERAGE Y-T-D21.11 Inches August 6-19, 2012 3 Thursday, Aug. 16thContinued on Page 19INDEXBirth Announcement ...........17 Business Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ..........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Letters .................................14 Island Green Living .............16 Obituary ..............................17 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23Cruz Bay Waste Water Pump Station Upgrades Expected To Close Most of Customs Parking Lot St. John Tradewinds her Laser Radial competition in Weymouth, England on Saturday, The St. John Laser Radial sailor raced a total of 10 races in the Games of the XXX Olympiad, completing two per day, on Monday, July 30, Tuesday, July 31, Wednesday, August 1, Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4. held her own against the top Laser Radial sailors in the world on a tough course in mostly high winds and choppy seas. Laser Radial Sailor Roller Makes St. John Proud at London Olympic GamesMimi Roller with Kobe Bryant, above, and LeBron James, right.
4 August 6-19, 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 A large crew spent last Friday morning, July 27, painting the curbs in Cruz Bay, but the workers were not from the Department of Public Works. Those freshly painted curbs in Cruz Bay are just one of the community service activities about 64 students between 16 and 19 years old from around the United States completed during their late July visit to St. John. The students are members of the faith-based Kids Across America program, which is based in Missouri and stresses leadership skills, explained Jackie Chinnery-Henley, who organized the trip along with her sister Beverly Brathwaite. journey to get the kids to St. John. They are called Kids Across America and that is exactly what they The students attend summer camp in Missouri beginning at nine years old and, if they remain in the program, eventually take part in a program called Higher Ground, explained Chinnery-Henley. a revolving door with kids coming and going on difJohn were the top of the line. They started the camp when they were nine years old and stayed with it each year until they got to a certain age and entered the leadership program called Higher Ground. how to minister Christ, said Chinnery-Henley. any particular church, the group is faith-based, Chinnery-Henly added. common denominator is that they all serve Jesus Christ, she said. And the students did not take that mission lightly. In addition to the community service activities, the group perfomed a gospel-based performance based in drama, skits and the spoken word during their trip. School on St. Thomas as well as for some special guests, explained Chinnery-Henley. staff on St. Thomas and also went to Tortola where they did a performance as well, she said. The students stayed at Cinnamon Bay Campground during their stay and also had some time to enjoy the island, Chinnery-Henley added. the beach and they enjoyed a glass bottom boat ride, she said. The program was such a success, the group plans to return to Love City, Chinnery-Henley explained. year, she said.Kids Across America Share Volunteer Effort and Spread Faith on St. John 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 News Photo by Jaime EilliottStudents painted a curb in Cruz Bay, above, during their recent trip.
St. John Tradewinds V.I. National Park rangers and local ecologists have long known about the serious erosion issue facsouth shore beaches, yet they had no budget to tackle the problem until recently. sion I had with [VINP Chief of Resource Management] Rafe Boulon trol erosion on some of the beaches, said local plant ecologist Gary problem was Maho Bay because of the vehicles parking on the sea side of the road which led to the elimination of vegetation there. The two decided to focus on a few native tree species with root systems effective at anchoring the soil, Ray explained. said Ray, who owns Virgin Forest look at the bigger picture and for each beach we drew up a plan to minimize erosion and restore native plants. gan the Maho Bay beach protection program by halting parking on the beach side of North Shore Road and creating a parking area nearby. Parking signs now clearly delineate where vehicles can and cannot park in the area. Yet there was still no budget for Ray to get started reintroducing native plants on the shoreline. Which is when green villa Eco Serendib owner Harith Wickrema got involved in the project, Ray explained. for a way to allow his guests to contribute to conservation because his villa itself has a lot of sustainable amenities, said the plant ecologist. tion Program aims to counteract carbon emissions while combating erosion by planting one native tree at an area beach for every night booked at the villa. brought all of these things togethhis desire to put something back into the park and help move ahead with the strategy to stem the erosion, said Ray. Now, thanks to funding from Eco Serendib, Ray is set to try to keep as much sand in place on the beaches as possible. He has north shore and three on the south shore. there, he said. Ray has already planted about 50 native tree species at Maho Bay beach and near the museum building at Cinnamon Bay, with more planned for both locations. Ray relies on sea grape trees () as one of the main species to anchor sand. and the reason is the root system With both feeder roots fairly close to the surface, yet deep enough to keep sand in place, and woody growth which expands out horizontally from the tree, sea grapes are ideal for halting sand erosion. that the top six inches of the roots are not touched by the tide which washes away the sand, said the also puts the appropriate roots into the sand deep enough that they relying on this ecological adaptation to be the number one erosion control. August 6-19, 2012 5 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime EilliottNew plantings at Maho Bay beach, above, will hopefully help to stabilize sand and soil and cut down on erosion in the area. P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M Armed with Seedlings, Ecologist Gary Ray Sets Out To Stop Erosion at Maho BayContinued on Page 18
VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove Retires After 41-Year Career with NPSSt. John Tradewinds After 41 years and 10 months of dedication to the National Park Service, V.I. National Park Super intendent Mark Hardgrove retired last week. Hardgrove, who took over the top spot at VINP and V.I. Coral Reef National Monument in 2007, 3. NPS, the residents of the Virgin Islands, our Governor and our partners as we worked together to improve the community involvement through planning and transparency in the V.I. National Parks, Hardgrove said in a prepared statement challenging and exciting time of my life and I would not trade my experiences here for anything. Hardgrove plans to move back to Puerto Rico to join his wife who has been working and living in the Carolina area for more than a year. Deputy Superintendent Mike ing Superintendent of VINP until either he, or someone else, is offor the Superintendent Position should be advertised in the next few weeks with a selection made sometime in early October, 2012, according to the statement. Last week marked the end of a long and distinguished career for Hardgrove who rose through the NPS ranks starting in the Washington, D.C. area where he worked at several different posts including C&O Canal National Historic Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway and National Capital Parks East. Hardgrove served as Deputy Superintendent at San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico for 11 years and eight years at Big Cypress National Preserve in South also included positions at Cumberland Island National Seashore, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The veteran NPS employee was 90s when he was appointed Acting Superintendent of VINP to over see recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. Throughout his four decades of years at VINP which included overseeing the largest land acquisition in the park since its inception, expanding the storm mooring system and improving communication with the public as the highlight of his career. working with our leaders and our and the Virgin Islands has been the highlight of my career, said Hardgrove. While St. John enjoys a special was someplace even more special tugging him home. she wanted for our 10 year wedding anniversary and she said she wanted me to come home, said the retired VINP Superintendent. ing in Puerto Rico now for a year so that made August 3, our anniversary and now the best day of my career, an easy choice. What a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. family enjoyed their time on St. John, he explained.6 August 6-19, 2012 Happy Holidays! www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Continued on Page 18 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove, above at far left, with Fraser Drummond, Governor John deJongh and Joe Kessler.
St. John Tradewinds Wholesome cereals, whole grains, organic teas and bulk all natural snacks line the shelves in The newest store in the St. John shopping complex enjoyed a soft opening last week in the former Black Sand Bistro and Gastro Grub location next to Innovative. Rhodes and director Phillip Fahie last week while many people were popping by to see their wares. for our retail items, said Rhodes. but we are open for business. to welcome a vegan chef in the next few weeks who will be whipping up freshly prepared entrees and deli items, Rhodes explained. in a week and a half, said Rhodes. place to pick up a vitamin-packed smoothie, Fahie added. with a variety of vitamins and have fresh squeezed juices like carrots and beets and we will have wheatgrass too. Customers can also look for ward to stocking up on natural detergents, vitamins, herbs and body ventory is complete. And Fahie plans to have a natur opathic doctor on hand as well, he added. opathic items and a naturopathic doctor who will be consulting on Way director. shelves will be up to the public, Rhodes explained. complete a survey on our website so we can see what they want to have in the store, said Rhodes. ple on St. John about what they want us to carry. Check out www.naturesway.vg to access the survey, which was planned to be uploaded to the site this week, or just stop by the store and share and those ideas, Rhodes added. Fahie, whose family owns four on Tortola, one on Virgin Gorda and one in Puerto Rico was originally planning to open the next location on St. Croix, when he discovered The Marketplace and the need for a health food store on St. John, he explained. ketplace and saw this space which was perfect for our store, said Fathere were no health food stores on the island. I have to thank Debbie and Barbara who were really helpful through the whole process. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and after a lunch break from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Those hours will be extended in October. For more information call the store at 693-3333. August 6-19, 2012 7 GOING ON VACATION?Canines, 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 Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today! Health Food Store Natures Way Opens in The Marketplace Vegan chef coming soon to prepare fresh entrees and deli items 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! St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Manager Carmen Rhodes and director Phillip Fahie in the new Nature's Way on the
St. John Tradewinds Just two weeks into a month-long Department of Labor sponsored summer program in Coral Bay, 10 St. John students have already created professional resumes, perfected their interview skills and tackled their teenage shyness. The students, who all hail from Coral Bay and range in age from 13 to 17 years old, are earning $15 per day to take part in the Coral Bay Job Club/Career Exploration, led by brother and sister team Bonny and Mark Corbeil. speaking and have learned the importance of the one minute speech in obtaining work. We are very focused on the students both about the important tourism industry which is so imperative to St. John. Those hands-on exercises, from mock interviews to personalty analysis, have already begun to show positive results. job and how to act in an interview, said 17-year-old Dallas Phillips. of my shyness, said LaTiah Jackson, 14. From public speaking to being honest, Coral Bay Job Club students have already taken their recently learned life lessons to heart. about a job and not just go up and say, I Matthias. terview and that the best way to answer a question is honestly, said Raven Phillips, 13. positive attitude and to not be shy, said LaShawn Jackson, 15. act in a phone interview and how to not be shy, said 17-year-old Loran Jackson. The program has also helped students to ensure they are understood. said 16-year-old Cassandra Mathurin. louder. career possibilities exist, she explained. there are 16 different personality types and that each job requires hard work and soft skills, said Titre. The program meets Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at a classroom at Guy Benjamin School and has already resulted in one new business venture.8 August 6-19, 2012 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Coral Bay Job Club students pose with co-leaders Mark Corbeil, far left, and Bonny Corbeil, far right. Mark Corbeil, above, talks about the importance of interview skills. 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: email@example.com SAVE $$$$$ SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds Natures WayFollow Coral Bay Community Council, Inc. #1 DO stop erosion at its source with plants, terraces, and careful paving. DONT let muddy water reach our ocean coral reefs. Continued on Page 16
August 6-19, 2012 9 Green Building Is View Building by Karen VahlingWhat enters your mind when hear the term green building, or hear that someone has a Certied Green Home? What does it mean to build green? And why are we hear ing more and more about it in the Virgin Islands? When people ask me what my job is, I tell them I work for a non prot that promotes green building: the Island Green Building Associa tion. So often I am surprised when people respond with a question such as, Like houses with solar panels? Or they might ask, Isnt green building more expensive? I always smile and hold back a laugh, because green building is so much more than solar panels, and can cost so much less! Green building is a conscious effort to protect our environment, and everything that makes up our views. Most people agree that the beautiful view and environment of our Virgin Islands are the number one motivation when buying real estate to build an island home. When we visit an island home, the rst thing we do is: go look at the view! Verdant hills and sugary beaches meeting multiple shades of turquoise (where coral reefs and seagrass meadows abound!) Green building is protec tion vs. taxation on our environ ment. Green building protects the plants, trees, and wildlife that called these islands home long before we did. Building green means low-pro le, low-impact homes vs. imposing, consumptive homes that damage the island and overuse earths resources. It keeps our soils from washing down slopes, so we dont smother the col orful reefs. Renewable sun and wind power provides clear views through clean air unaffected by fossil fuels. We can afford to build green by using reclaimed and sustainable build ing materials. Wisdom has taught us that every action has a reaction and that there are connections between each alteration we make to the land during the processes of building and living day-to-day. These choices of green building vs. traditional build ing will continue to shape our lives and our island communities. So its clear that green building is about much more than solar pan els, but what about the other common response: Can I afford it? The answer is a resounding, YES! Green building can actu ally cost much LESS than traditional building when done with careful planning. Here are ways to save green while building green: Remember, View Building means maintaining the views of our turquoise waters, made possible by our coral reefs and seagrass meadows. The decisions you make when purchasing or building your island home can help you, your family, and your community continue to enjoy the beauty of our Virgin Islands for years to come. Research, learn, talk with others, and enjoy the journey of creating a special place that is healthy for you and what it connects to. Look for upcoming green building workshops throughout the Territory as part of NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program efforts through NOAA Fisheries Caribbean Field Ofce. As an important partner in the Green Building effort, you can visit the IGBA website to stay informed. www.igbavi.org Solar panels AND a great view, both important to Green Building. Ways To Save Green While BuildingEven if a renewable energy system isnt immediately affordable, go green starting with energy efciency in consumption and design. Passive strategies such as including longer overhangs, using trees for shade, orienting windows to the south to aid day lighting and including lots of windows to catch a breeze are cost effective options that are on the table for everyone. Looking for land or a home? Use these key words when working with your realtor to select a property: gentle slopes, at land, mature trees, native landscaping, Certied Green Home, southern exposure (to take advantage of the sun), rich soil, existing road or driveway, downhill build, easy access, energy efcient, reclaimed materials, and water conservation. Planning to Build? Green design and construction practices can save tens of thousands in upfront costs, time, materials, and utilities, and longterm maintenance. The money saved by the right professional guidance will more than pay for itself. Carefully plan your homes footprint and orientation. Guidelines to help are available through the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR): http://building-permits.dpnr. gov.vi/. DPNR is now looking for energy efciency measures when plans are submitted. Consult an architect with experience in green building and site design. Find green building professionals with experience in the Virgin Islands on the Island Green Building Association (IGBA) website, http://www.igbavi.org/, or ask for credentials and references from other green building projects or organizations. Homeowners and Realtors will appreciate research showing Certied Green Homes sell for more, stay on the market less time, and are healthier and more economical to live in. Consider a Tropical Green Home Certication from IGBA. A Checklist can be found at http://www.igbavi.org/. Property managers and rental villa owners will enjoy lower costs and maintenance from renewable and energy efcient features, water conservation techniques, and the use of natural cleaning products. Guests feel good about staying in green homes too, which adds up to big savings and income. Be sure the timing is right to build do you have funding ready for your entire project, including paving the driveway? Dont let your money wash away with your soil. Make sure you only start excavating your driveway and home site if you can continue the project and stabilize the bare soil.
10 August 6-19, 2012 St. John Tradewinds Hundreds of people packed the Cruz Bay beach on Saturday afternoon, July 28, to watch the best bartenders battle it out on an obstacle course on land and sea and raise some much needed funds for the St. John Animal Care Center. A total of 12 teams of four people each took part ally by the Beach Bar for 12 years. Teams had to maneuver through a course which member was tasked with swimming out on a boogie board and picking up a ball, which was passed to a second teammate who had to make a margarita, using only one hand. had to chug the drink and dash back across the beach. The fourth team member had to pour four beers in four cups, travel through a few more hoops beers. While it was a close contest for most of the day, in The event raised about $2,000 for the St. John Animal Care Center. Gold Addy Award2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012Magazine Design ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed tuesdays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Hoop-maneuvering, the 12th Annual Bar Wars at the Beach Bar, which raised more than $2,000 for the St. John Animal Care Center.
Aqua Bistro Closing August 19; Opening September 20 Asolare Closing October 1; Opening October 15 Baked in the Sun Staying open Banana Deck Closing September 1; Opening October 15 Barefoot Cowboy Staying open Beach Bar Staying open Cafe Concordia Closing August 13; Opening mid-November Staying open Cafe Roma Closing September 2; Opening October 4 Castaways Staying open Chateau Bordeaux Staying open Cruz Bay Prime Closing August 18; Opening October 17 Da Livio Staying open Donkey Diner Closing August 25; Opening late October Staying open Fatty Crab Closing August 28; Opening TBD Fish Trap Closing August 25; Opening October 16 High Tide Staying open Iguana Grill Staying open Inn at Tamarind Court Staying open Island Blues Staying open Staying open Staying open La Plancha del Mar Opening August 13 La Tapa Closing early September; Opening early November Lime Inn Closing August 25; Opening early November Food and drinks available at outside bar all summer Lone Star Taqueria Staying open Maho Bay Campground Staying open Closing September 1; Opening October 1 Closing August 2; Opening early November Staying open Ocean Grill Closing September 3; October 4 Rhumblines Closing September 3; Opening late September Closing August 17; Opening mid-Sept. Staying open Shipwreck Landing Closing August 31; Opening November 5 Skinny Legs Closing September 4; Opening October 1 Food, drinks and football available on Sundays all month Staying open Spyglass Staying open Sun Dog Cafe Staying open Sweet Plantains Closed for Summer; Opening TBD Tap Room Staying open Tourist Trap Closing August 18; Opening mid-September Closed for Summer; Opening TBD Waterfront Bistro Closing September 3; Opening October 5 Staying open Zero Sushi Staying open Closing August 31; Opening October 4 August 6-19, 2012 11 Support your local newspaper! We need your support to report.2012 Off-Season Restaurant Closures
12 August 6-19, 2012 Summer Maintenance To Include Roof Repairs and New Air Conditioning at Guy Benjamin and Sprauve SchoolsSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott time school starts at GBS, above, and JESS, below. 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. St. John Tradewinds Department of Education contractors started putting fresh coats of paint on St. John public school walls last week as the department launched its Summer Maintenance work. In Cruz Bay, DOE contractors are scheduled to replace the air conditioner in the kitchens at Julius E. Sprauve School and paint exterior areas before kicking off structural work in the next few weeks, explained DOE spokesperson Ananta Pancham. ready started, but the other repairs some structural repairs to walkway beams will be starting in the next week or two, said Pancham. Repairs should be completed by the beginning of the school year, Pancham added. JESS summer maintenance work was expected to cost around $40,000, according to the DOE spokesperson. At the Coral Bay public elementary school Guy Benjamin School, DOE contractors plan to enclose the open-air cafeteria, Pancham explained. pairs to the playground area are also planned. Contractors have already wrapped up the roof repairs and started painting several exterior areas, Pancham added. General repairs and construction in the cafeteria Pancham. In total, GBS summer maintenance work is also expected to cost $40,000 and be completed by the beginning of the school year at the end of August, according to the DOE spokesperson.
August 6-19, 2012 13 Enjoy a Slice of Heaven at Vista CieloSt. John Tradewinds News PhotoThe majestic pool at Vista Cielo, above, beckons. St. John Tradewinds In the quiet, gated enclave of Virgin Grand Estates sits a little slice of heaven in the form of a three bedroom, three and a half bath villa. ens in Spanish, boasts stunning sunset views from a grand covered veranda and the ultimate in privacy and comfort. The villa is for sale for $3.249 million, explained Holiday Homes broker/owner Christie Luxurious details include custom woodwork and elegant architecture, yet it is the views from Villa Cielo which will stop you in your tracks, explained the day and twinkling lights visible at night. Take in those views from the expansive covered Pillsbury Sound. Inside Vista Cielo, enjoy the comfort of full air conditioning in the contemporary yet classic Caribbean-style home which offers water views from every room. Chefs will delight in the professional grade kitchen complete with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful mahogany cabinetry. Vista laxing, she said. Each of the three bedrooms include en suite baths doors to soak up the sunset or enjoy a cooling dip in the inviting pool. Native stone accents and a gated parking court complete the private, get-away which is Vista Cielo. While feeling like its own private paradise a world cation means the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay and short drive away. The home was constructed in 2010 and is already a tion rental or would be great for someone looking for a second home in a resort location, said the Holiday great permanent home for someone. at 774-8088 or 998-7451. anks to all for the great response to my candidacy for the Senator at Large seat. is election has lots of choices, both in the At Large race and the District races. Much is at stake with no clear plan to get out of our struggling economy. Energy rates are crippling our residents and businesses, young men play basketball on a court that needs to be replaced, government services are cutting back, cell phone service is erratic and frustrating, and there is no major recreational facility for our children to play sports, despite all the talent in our community. ese are real problems that need immediate attention. Here are some of my solutions: WAPA can initiate a program where they fund the installation of solar panels and solar hot water heaters Fix the Basketball Courts. Initiate an E-Government solution Cell Phone companies should compete for services not coverage. Build a recreational facility with that money, not pay garbage haulers.I ask for your vote in the Democratic Party primary on September 8th, and thank you for all your encouragement and support.
14 August 6-19, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, AUG. 16th A short notice in the July 30-August 6, 2012 issue of included the incorrect date Correction 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3 3rd Degree Burglaries: 22 Grand Larcenies: 43 Rapes: 1At the July 26 DPNR public hearing on raising boating fees, 140 residents of St. John also expressed their concerns about recent DPNR Enforcement OfThe Coral Bay Community Council and all residents are pleased that, in response, DPNR opened an dition to appropriate sanctions, CBCC has expressed hope that the investigation will lead to improved policies and procedures for boating enforcement ofmooring activities in the Virgin Islands. Unfortunately, as people who have lived in Coral Bay know, these kinds of problems are not new and was just worse in some ways. Therefore, when the Commissioner mentioned that I and others had been pleading for DPNR enforcement to come out to deal with derelict boats wrecks, I think we can understand that the reality is that individually and collectively people in Coral Bay have wanted to deal with the problem of derelict boats in cooperation with DPNR, but based on past experience, none of us requested it be done with the DPNR law enforcement managers and planners. Zone Management Division has offered to work with the Coral Bay Community Council, the Coral Bay Yacht Club and residents in a Coastweeks Cleanup effort (September 15 to October 6 nominally) aimed at the removal of some of the worst derelict boats and marine debris. A small amount of funds will be available to support this effort, as well as getting the Department of Public Works and WMA involved, and having volunteer community assistance. Our organizations will solicit input and cooperation from all boaters and residents to coordinate with CZM in order to handle removal of some of the worst derelict boats. Practically speaking, it is likely that only two or three of the grounded or sunk wrecks will be addressed in this timeframe.There are about eight more need to be processed in a sensitive fashion. In addition, Commissioner Barnes has told us that DPNR has executed a contract with Sea Tow for the removal of sunken and derelict vessels resulting from past storms. Further, DPNR is working with the Department of Property and Procurement for the selec sels, as well as scrap metal, on a case by case basis territory-wide. Some of these efforts can be directed to continu ing the clearing of derelict vessels from Coral Bay, this work! While there have been many people showing willingness to help solve the derelict boat problem over the years, in this latest efforts, we need to recognize Senator Barshinger for his recent very active role in this, and Will Hudson for having contacted Senator Barshinger a few months ago to requesting help on the derelict boat issue. I see this CZM effort as part of beginning an over all planning and management initiative for the marine uses of the Coral Bay Watershed. I see this as being forts to control the derelict boat problem be directed by DPNR managers and planners, in cooperation with the community, rather than directed by enforcement I am very pleased that the leadership of this project will be within CZM and look forward to working with Jonathan Smalls, other CZM staff, and the community to begin to make a dent in the derelict boat numbers. Furthermore, CBCC is about to launch Phase II of the Coral Bay Watershed Management project, management plan, and adding additional planning elements, such as a marine uses plan, and an infrastruc ture capacity plan. We look forward to full involvement by our community and government partners and stakeholders. new $44,000 grant to help do this. Shortly we will bring the proposed project elements and timeline to the community for input and participation. As always, CBCC looks forward to providing a platform for cooperation and collective action to improve the quality of life and the environment in Coral Bay. I also want to personally thank everyone who has stood up in the past couple of weeks to help improve our community and our government. Skilled Managers Should Lead Marine Action,
August 6-19, 2012 15 St. John Tradewinds We have lost some wonderful St. Johnians recent tured a spirit that symbolized what is special about St. John. As we mourn their passing, let us commit to keeping alive what they taught us by the exemplary lives they each lived. The budget hearings are in full swing at the Legislature. Although not a member of the Committee on Finance this term, I have been attending the hearings because it is an excellent chance to evaluate how well the executive branch is doing with managing the slim resources available to us this year. (Tune in to Channel 17 when you reach home in the evenings to view the proceedings.) If you have any questions for a par ticular department, please contact me at 693-8061 and I will ask it during the appropriate budget hearing. Of particular interest to St. John residents will be the Department of Public Works hearing on August 24. Many are concerned with the lack of prepara tion for hurricane season with our roads. Presently Centerline Road repairs from TS Otto have not been completed, setting us up for disaster should we experience a repeat performance of intense rain such as Otto provided. Kinghill Road. This would give us an alternate route between Coral Bay and Cruz Bay, which could be a matter of life and death in the case of an ambulance call. We saw a construction sign go up a month before the election where Kinghill Road crosses Centerline Road. Maddeningly, the sign was taken down three months after the election, with no work done. status report of all road projects on St. John. DPW is not cooperating, despite dozens of phone calls, let ters, and emails. We kept up the pressure. 20, then failed to do so. We can prepare a subpoena to compel them to come before the Legislature and answer under oath. This is a move that we rarely have to resort to, but in this case it appears necessary. There is one more step that I will try before the subpoena. DPW is due to testify before the Finance Committee on August 24. I would like to organize a group of approximately 10 St. John residents to come to St. Thomas that day to speak about the state of our roads and their expectations. Please contact Catherine at 693-8061 if you are interested. Mobilizing people power has rescued the St. John Dial A Ride program our safety. erty evaluations. This is a cover word for the real contractor: Bearing Point, which is now owned by Deloitte. The Virgin Islands wasted $8 million on Bearing Point in 2005 as has been proved repeatedly by volunteer St. John residents working through community groups. Finance hearings continue until early September, Are you looking to become a St. John homeowner? the housing units at Calabash Boom, which are avail able at under market value. They were built by the Housing Finance Authority at a cost of $400,000 each. They are available for pur chase for $295,000 or as low as $125,000 with incen tives for people with moderate to low incomes. Half of the units are presently available. These duplex homes are attractive and are situated right on the bus line. They are nestled in a valley to resist hurricanes. They even have beach access where you can walk across the street and take a morning sea tion. I am enthralled by the London Olympics on TV. The coverage is truly excellent, and I am sure that we see more on our TVs than we could if we were in the stadiums in London. This evening I write this ar ticle, I watch Gabby Douglas win the Gold Medal in by gravity. For Gabby Douglas, gravity is optional. The fact that native St. Johnian Mimi Roller is sailing for the Virgin Islands in the Olympics is a special treat. It is not often that an island with 5,000 residents Win or loose, Mimi Roller has made us proud by participating. Hopefully she will represent St. John and the Virgin Islands for many years to come. Peter Holmberg was 27 years old in 1988 when he won Silver in Olympic Sailing for the USVI. Log on to www.nbcolympics.com which reportedly has full coverage of the London Olympics. Many of my readers want to know if I am running running for Senator at Large in the upcoming elec ing as the nonsense gets in the way of solving the real problems. However with your continued prayers and support, I will continue to represent you on into the 30 Legislature. Thank you on behalf of me and my staff for the opportunity to serve as your Senator at Large. www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 Senator-at-Large ReportsBy Senator Craig BarshingerAnswers Needed from DPW on Centerline Road Repairs
16 August 6-19, 2012 For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 776-6316, 776-6254 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. 776-6339 Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Saturdays, 779-4477 Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. 777-6306 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church DirectoryLaShawn Jackson and Courtney Matthias have put their natural chicken capturing skills to good use, the two friends explained. were little, said Matthias. When the two discovered people would pay them to remove roosters from their property, the budding entrepreneurs started Rooster Round-up. big mongoose trap and the rooster went in there. Matthias and Jackson already have several happy clients and will surely expand their enterprise in the future. At the beginning of the program, each student completed a personality assessment which helped them identify possible future careers and create cor never work a day in your life, said Mark Corbeil. Coral Bay Job Club also focuses on action and honesty, Mark Corbeil explained. interview. Whether you are 18 or 65, the hardest questhe one minute speech, a short speech you share about yourself about your skills and core values. The most marketable skill in the world is a positive attitude. While focusing on careers, Coral Bay Job Club students also brainstorm about local job possibilities, Bonny Corbeil added. experience for their resumes and to fund college, she has developed skills for job interviews, both those in extensive role-playing exercises to develop these skills. who have done amazingly well in business, said Mark Corbeil. The program is funded through a $4,500 grant from DOL, with support from the Coral Bay Community Council, which is covering administration costs, and the Rotary Club of St. John, which donated a video camera so students could record practice interview sessions, Bonny Corbeil explained. bring life skills to St. John youngsters, added Bonny Corbeil. goal is to help these young people get jobs and we are trying to plant the seeds to develop more skills programs. We are hoping that this carves the way for more quality life skills programs for our St. John youth. Continued from Page 8 St. John Tradewinds There has some confusion about what type of solar (photo voltaic) systems are best to have installed on a home. There three types of solar energy systems: Grid tie/Net MeHybrid systems A Grid Tie system is a solar energy system which converts solar energy D/C (Direct Cur rent) into A/C (Alternating Cur rent) and directly inputs that power into the house current. Whatever your energy need is for your house, the solar power can power those energy needs. If there is an abundance of solar power more than your home is consuming the extra solar power will be inputted into the WAPA electrical grid. If you have the old analog (like an old record player that spins a disc) type of WAPA meter, your meter will spin backwards while you are inputting into the WAPA grid. If you have a new digital meter, you will not get any credit for your power input into the WAPA grid, you may even be charged for the power you input into the WAPA grid. WAPA will install a Net Meter for your solar power only after you have your solar system inspected and passed by the local Department of Planning and Natural Resources Electrical Inspector and have submitted a Net Metering Agreement with Net Meter will tell how much energy you have input into the WAPA grid and how much energy you have consumed You will never receive a check from WAPA for the power you have input into the WAPA grid. You will receive a credit which is good for one year from the date of the credit issue. A Grid Tie system will not produce power when WAPA is out. At this time the local VI Government rebates are not funded. However you are entitled to a 30 percent federal tax credit once the solar system has been installed, of which may be rolled over from year to year up to 2016. Read the next Island Green Living article for information about Off Grid Systems and Hybrid Systems. Save electricity, save money, save our planet! I G L Simplifying Solar Power Systems by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd
August 6-19, 2012 17 Obituary St. John residents Danae and Erik Chewy Cereceres proudly introduce the newest addition to their family, daughter Halia Kristi (pronounced HaLEE-ah). Halia is a Hawaiian name meaning Remembrance of a loved one. It was island background and in loving best friend who passed away this past March. Halia Kristi was born at home on Sunday, July 29, at 10:11 p.m., delivered by her father and her Lola Deborah Emmette. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 1 oz. with a length of 20.5 inches. She is perfect and healthy! Birth Announcement: Halia Kristi CereceresSt. John Tradewinds Ernie Vaissiere and his wife Anne Brook Vaissiere began visiting St. John in the early 1950s. They rented the Lyne House between Honeymoon Beach and Solomon Beach. When Laurence Rockefeller opened Caneel Bay guests to enjoy the resort. The Vaissieres also enjoyed yacht charters with Ron Morrisette, Sr. whose Captain at that time was a very young Carl Penn. In a letter from Ron Sr. to the Vaissieres dated in the winter of 1952, he told them that they could sleep on the boat, or for an extra $2, his captain would take a mattress ashore where they could sleep on Ernie and Anne bought their St. John home from Duke and Kay Ellington in 1971. It is the house from what is now Gallows Point Resort. Today, the address is No. 1 Genip Street. The house was modest, but provided fantastic sunset views over Current Cut in the winter months, and was perfect for entertaining. primary home in those days. The couple had met at Cornell University and they had a home on Greenwich Village. was shot down in Italy in what he He said it was a terrible experience, but that he was happy to be alive to say so. ing from Cornell University Business School in 1951 with degrees in Industrial Engineering and Labor Relations, was brokering the sales and purchases of paper mills mostly throughout Europe. In winter, Ernie and Anne would come to St. John to unwind and regroup. In February they would traditionally host an island party for friends which featured the Salamanzar bottle of champagne that Ernie always brought to St. John from France. Back in those days, shopping in the Virgin Islands was limited, so the Vaissieres would ship their culinary treasurers to St. John from NYC. Anne would shop in Manhattan and then drive her treasures to be shipped by sea from the container port in New Jersey, including the wines they had purchased in France. Once the container arrived on St. John, the wines were stored in home at No. 1 Genip Street. friends on St. John, West Indian and Continental alike. The little Vaissiere) was always a hub of friendliness and a place where gymnastics with his guests. There were also many visitors at Place Vaissiere who came from Europe, and they would arrive with yet more culinary delights to share with Ernie and Anne and the VaisAnne was a gourmet chef schooled at Cordon Bleu in France. Those who were lucky enough to sample her culinary skills were always pleased and greatly impressed. When Anne passed away in March 2000, Ernie stayed on at No. 1 Genip Street until October 2005 when he relocated to Florida. Ernie passed away peacefully on June 24, 2012, having truly had a life well lived. In loving memory of Ernie and Anne. SUMMER SPECIAL10% OFF DISPLAY ADS(new or existing clients)Advertising Reservations 340-642-5365 email@example.com Ernest Harold Vaissiere: 9/6/1920 6/24/2012 A Life Well Lived
of the Virgin Islands from my-father-in-law, said after living with us for four years. He loved St. John, his friends at the senior center, and this allowed us to see the community from a different perspective and at the park he oversaw, Hardgrove felt a deep sense of pride, he explained. accomplishments of the NPS team during my time snest, Peace Hill, Jumbie Bay, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay and the ruins, Maho Bay, Francis Bay, Annaberg all serving thousands of visitors and local residents 365 days per year. teer hours led by the Friends of the Park, Hardgrove I enjoyed and feel good that the park is better than I found it. The reconstruction of North Shore Road and creat ing accessible trails were two major accomplishments safer and more enjoyable experience serving more and more visitors every year. I am proud of working with Friends VINP on hundreds of projects to include accessibility improvements that were completed at Cinnamon Bay ruins and Francis Bay. His biggest accomplishment, however, cannot be seen while driving or hiking in VINP, Hardgrove explained. not see out in the park, said the retired VINP Suyears developing over 250 new projects that will stabilize and restore historic sites and allow the NPS to continue to work on the maintenance backlog which is well over $25 million. ects will shift shrinking operational budgets to project budgets allowing our resources to be protected even you all both from me and from my wife Milagros Flores, Millie. The VINP relies on the support of the St. John community, Hardgrove added. the Virgin Islands to support your National Parks, he Service Virgin Islands National Park and Coral Reef National Monument. I am proud to have served as your Superintendent and look forward to visiting frequently from my home in Puerto Rico. Most of the plantings at Maho Bay are sea grape trees, yet Ray also plans to plant orange manjack ( ) in the area. and grow very tall and put down very deep roots, canopy and put down very deep roots that are really good stabilizers. Ray also plans to use false nutmeg ( carpa and cut in half and it looks like wood all the way is tasty and nutritious for bats who have been feeding on them for centuries. They are also extremely salt and drought resistant. Other trees Ray plans to plant to help halt erosion include caneel ( ), gree gree tree (), dog almond (), black mampoo (), and water mam poo (). While all of the plantings are still thriving, Ray over by cars. tearing up the roots and compacting the soil. Even though the park has the white markers and signs, people still park on the sea side of the road. so there is no doubt how it happened. But both of them survived. After plantings are complete at Maho and Cinnamon Bays, Ray plans to address erosion at Hawksnest, Trunk and Francis Bay before heading south to Salt Pond Bay, Lameshur Bay and eventually Reef Bay.18 August 6-19, 2012 Accommodations tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831Architecture tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831Banking Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Insurance Located at The Marketplace Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & Irrigation Real Estate tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 email@example.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurants Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Casual Dining at Mongoose Services tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531 Special Techniques 340-776-6134 email@example.comWedding Services www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Seedling Plantings To Help Erosion at Maho BayContinued from Page 5Mark Hardgrove RetiresContinued from Page 6 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Eilliott Plantings along the shoreline at Maho, above, will hopefully save the beach from further erosion.
August 6-19, 2012 19 9:47 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance of the peace. Disturbance of the peace. Disturbance of the peace. 11:00 a.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance with a possible possession of stolen property. Police assistance. 6:00 p.m. A citizen r/ that his girlfriend is acting strange. Police assistance. 9:07 p.m. Government of the Virgin Islands r/ a disturbance in the area of Wharfside Village. Disturbance of the peace. 8:24 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in the area of Coral Bay. Auto collision. 10:23 p.m. A visitor from Texas c/r that he was struck in the head with a stick in the area of Wharfside Village. Assault in the third. 11:30 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 7:35 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a disturbance at her residence. Disturbance of the peace. D.V. 11:26 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in the area of Dolphin Market. The operator of the vehicle collided into a WAPA pole and caused power outage in the area. Auto accident. 1:20 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in 8:10 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/request police assistance. Police assistance. 12:14 p.m. An Estate Enighed p/r that her neighbor is playing loud music. Disturbance of the peace. 11:31 a.m. A Spring Garden resident p/r that someone stole his boat trailer from Estate Susanaberg. Stolen vehicle. 1:00 p.m. Central Dispatch r/ a burglary in progress at Estate Concordia. Burglary in the second. 1:00 p.m. Another house in Estate Concor dia was discovered to have been burglarized. Burglary in the third. 3:55 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance at the 9:17 a.m. VIPD Sgt. Hill c/r that he found what appeared to be human remains. D.O.A. 12:50 p.m. A citizen p/r that she is missing items and believes her husband stole them. Lost documents. 6:31 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r that her grandson was destroying items in her residence. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. that a man was trying to destroy the slot machines. Destruction of property. 12:00 a.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/r that someone threw a rock into her window causing damage. Destruction of property, D.V. 3:09 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident r/ a disturbance in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 10:00 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r that his neighbor wants to commit suicide. c/r that a female was creating a disturbance outside her residence. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. St. John Tradewinds to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs. On Monday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m., it was discovered that Gifft Hill School had been vandalized. The suspect(s) broke a glass door and vandalized the premises by pulling and throwing books from On Saturday, July 7, at 8:45 p.m., the owners of Value Foods Grocery located in Smith Bay and two customers were robbed at gun point. After the suspect ran out of the store, the victims saw a white or brown four door Chevy or Toyota vehicle (license plate # TD?-929) containing three black males coming from the northwestern side of the building and traveling toward Cassi Hill. The items stolen were $20,900 in cash, two passports, and a gold chain. 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 stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen proper ty, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward of up to $2,500. The reward for the recovery of stolen property is 10 percent of its retail value. The reward for the arrest of a vandal is $357, for a burglar it is $714, and for a robber it is $900.Crime Stoppers U.S.V.I. Seeks InformationLaser Radial Sailor Roller Makes St. John Proud at London Olympic Games in Race #7 on August 3 and in Race #9 on August 4, and then either 40th or 41st in all of the other races. Keeping her fans on Facebook updated on her experience, Roller shared pictures from the opening ceremony, where she walked in the Parade of Nations with the seven member U.S. Virgin Islands Olympic Team and even snapped ball team members LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. petition, Roller showed she had a great attitude and truly gave it her all at the Olympic Games. water, she wrote on Facebook is really tough and the conditions pretty windy, with really choppy waves. getting back out there tomorrow and giving it my all again, wrote interesting to see how the conditions change. ish on day three of racing, Roller shared her excitement with supporters. day two was substantially better, wrote the St. John Olympic athlete. back a few places. Yesterday was a rest day, which I spent with my parents doing some sightseeing. ing today, and hoping to get some more better results, Roller wrote on Facebook. Before heading out on the water on her Olympic experience. a better result in race 1, wrote were still hiking conditions, but a little bit lighter than some of the But the four upwind legs per race did get a bit tiring. ing, wrote the Laser Radial sailor. almost over. races, where points are doubled, on 40th overall with 335 points. the 10 races, with only one point separating four sailors. wmeester of the Netherlands were tied with 33 points each, followed Evi van Acker of Belgium, who were tied with 34 points each. Alison Young, from Great Britain, with 54 points, is also still vying for a medal to win in front of the home fans. Olympic teammate Cy Thompson of St. Thomas also wrapped up his sive 25th place with 203 points in Tom Slingsy of Australia was with 25 points, followed by Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus with 39 points. races were also set to sail in medal races on August 6. The 2012 U.S. Virgin Islands Olympic Team consisted of Roll400 meter runner Tabarie Henry, runner Laverne Jones-Ferrette, also runs both the 100 meter and 200 meter races. Congratulations to all of the athletes! Continued from Page 3
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August 6-19, 2012 21 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available SCENIC PROPERTIES One bedroom, one bath on Gift Hill $1000 One bedroom, one bath w/d no pets $1000 One bedroom, one bath, Two bedroom, one bath near Cruz Bay $1500 Two bedroom, one bath, washer in Fish Bay $1600 Two bedroom, one bath, IN TOWN, $1700 Two bedrooms, two bath on Gift Hill $1600 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1800 Two bedroom, two bath, pool $2000 Two bedroom, loft, one bath, IN TOWN $2000 Two bedroom, one bath, furnished, A/C, w/d in Cruz bay $2000 Three bedroom, two bath, large deck, beautiful view $3000 One bedroom, one bath $800 EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE AND WORK WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE Services APARTMENTS 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 NBC Olympic's, Baseball, Football, PBS, Telemundo, NBCU. OTA ANTENNAS $30. Or Pay TV wi. DISH NETWORK 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Commercial/Ofce BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org CALL 340-776-6496GET RESULTS! Business Opp. 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 Furnished 1 BR with extra $1200/month plus utilities. First, last, plus security. Call 1.610.739.3361 Public Notice For Rent Furnished Long Term 2B/2Bth Chocolate Hole East $2200mth Bedrooms Have A/C Electric Included Washer/Dryer Call Ron 715-853-9696 SECURED LOCKERS P ASTORY Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 Starting at $85/mo. One mile from Cruz Bay. Employment For more information call 776-6857 Expanding Watersports Company is accepting applications for:RETAIL SALES BEACH ATTENDANTSMUST BE: reliable and professional, detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, clean cut and able to swim. AV AILABLE Four bedroom, two bath house for rent, rooms for rent, furnished, top oor, great for professionals, safe area, Cruz Bay. Short term $1,550; Long term $3,000. Call 473-9025 Coral Bay Restaurant for sale: well-established / top-rated 74+ seat restaurant turnkey operation for $250,000 serious / qualied buyers only please. Inquire at email@example.com Long Term Coral Bay Furnished Cottage Electric. Walk to market and bus. Washer/dryer. $750.00 715-853-9696 Ron Long term rental. 6 months, mid-November 2012 to mid-May 2013. 1 or 2 bedrooms, w&d, furnished. Pool and/or view a plus. Call Bob: 1-203-969-5158 or Jim: 1-626-695-5853 Storage Space Beautiful, secluded studio cottage in Carolina, spectacular views of Coral $1550/mo available 1 July, 2012. Please call Kiana 512.535.7185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Seeking Rental For Rent For Rent Services
Cruz Bay Apartments For SaleCruz Bay Apartments, 20 unit apartment complex (6 one bedroom, 14 two bedroom) on St. John, USVI. Minimal acceptable bid is $3,800,000. The Property nanced by USDA Rural Development, which may provide up to approximately $1,710,000 funding for purchase in excess of assumption of existing loan of approximately $1,400,000. Funding includes 100% rental assistance and a 1% loan. All processing subject to USDA Rural Development regulations in 7 CFR 3560. Contact Cruz Bay Apartments, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 250 Sterling, VA 20166, attn: Roy Pingitore 703-406-3471 x119 for more details. Local USDA Rural Development Area ofce is St. Croix Area VII Ofce. (340-773-9146 x4) 22 August 6-19, 2012 VOY AGES BUILDING-This combination commercial & residential property in the heart of Coral Bay is between the Cocoloba Shopping Center and a proposed 1 16 slip marina, this is an ideal location for a restau rant, retail shops or of fices. There are two beautiful 2 bedroom apartments on the 2nd floor and a pool on site. Just across the road from the waterfront with great views. $1.9M. Estate Freemans Ground Just a bit before Shipwreck Landing, this unique property is just across the road from the waters of Coral Bay and has beautiful views of boats anchored in Johnson Bay as well as to the East End and Norman Island. The hard part is done with a 2 story guest house nearly finished and concrete poured for the foundation of a 4 bedroom main house with 2 pools. Cool breezes and sun & moon rises. Perfect for a contractor to live in while finishing the project. $959,000 Boatman Point W aterfront Stunning easterly facing parcel with wonderful breezes, soothing sounds of the waves and breathtaking sun & moon rises. Spectacular homesite on a downhill build with topo included. The shoreline is a mix of cobble beach & rock face, with great snorkeling. 175 feet of frontage at a fantastic price. $730,000 Maho Bay Rare opportunity to own 13.8 acres with over 850 feet of shoreline mostly of white sandy beach (Little Maho), located within the confines of the V irgin Islands National Park on St. John s pristine north shore. The property is flanked by two very large National Park Beaches accessed via footpaths; Francis Bay at the east and Maho Bay at the west. $19.5M. CONDOS W e have over 45 condos for sale ranging from one bedroom at $225,000 to 4 bedrooms at $999,000. Fractional Ownership There are now many fractional opportunities available on St. John from a summer week for $3,000 to a prime holiday month in a 3 bedroom spa villa at $950,000 Cloud 9 V illa Spectacular sunsets and breathtaking views over Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas and south over Great Cruz Bay are highlights of this masonry home with pool, spa, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, & large, new sun deck with gazebo. The lot is almost flat and tropical landscaping abounds. T wo bedrooms adjoin the pool deck and a comfy loft is accessed from the living room. A cool location high on Gift Hill and access is paved all the way Cloud 9 V illa is a very popular vacation rental. $1.35M Glucksberg Gazeboa wooded lot with large trees and a nifty large gazebo type structure with hip roof with 12 volt solar panel, screened walls and sturdy floor This is a great spot for gardening and growing orchids. All wood components are pressure treated, rafters are oversized 2 x 12, all joints & footers are lag bolted and Hurricane ties at the rafters. $129,500. V illa HibiscusAll masonry construction on a large corner lot in Estate Chocolate Hole just 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay dock on paved roads. Deeded beach rights to Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Bay and plenty of flat parking. Successful short term rental with two private units, separate storage building, plus big work shop/home of fice space below with separate drive way Live in one unit and rent the other or rent them both. $895,000. Skyway Fantastic views to St Thomas and beyond to V ieques as well as the Caribbean as far as the eye can see. Almost flat lot with lush tropical landscaping, easy paved access, 13 by 24 pool with salt chlorine generator system and spa. Solar heater for water and pool. Fully furnished with interesting Indonesian pieces. Owner has recently completed a complete remodeling. $2.7M The Point at Privateer The eastern most point of St. John in the U.S. V irgin Islands is the location of St. John s newest upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre, paved roads & underground utilities. Great breezes & unlimited views to the British V irgins from T ortola to Norman Island & many are waterfront. A subdivision for the more discerning buyer $575,000 to $9.15M Palm T errace V illasSome of the most spacious condos to be found on St. John. Completed in 2005 with beautiful views, generous balconies, common sun deck and pool area, walk to town and Frank Bay Beach. The two bedroom unit is over 1 100 sq. ft. All feature large kitchens, granite countertops, stainless appliances, large closets, private washer and dryer and ample storage. These condos have it all. $599,000 to $975,000. Brisas del Mar has beautiful panoramic views from every room looking over Coral Bay & Hurricane Hole to the British V irgins. There is an open floor plan with custom kitchen, 2 bedrooms on the main floor and a spiral stair case to the third bedroom suite, which has its own balcony The pool & spa decks face the cooling easterly trade winds and rising sun and moon. This home is great for a family or for short term rental. $1.45M Limin T ime The perfect Caribbean cottage with a sandy pocket beach on Great Cruz Bay and a very large pool & deck. Completely redesigned and refurbished in 2009, Limin T ime is better than new with new high end fixtures, furnishings and new pool with the perfect location in this well established neighborhood. Keep your yacht moored within sight and just pull your dinghy up on the beach. Swim and snorkel without driving. $1.395M. Serving St. John for over 40 Y ears Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w c a r i b b e a n v i l l a c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O Exceptional St. John Villa Offered Through Debbie Hayes E XCLU SIVE REAL EST A TE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEBBIE HAYES, GRILICENSED U.S VIRGIN IS L ANDS REA L ESTATE BROKER/ OWNER Ofce: 340 714 5808Cell: 340 642 5995DH@DH. www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com Isla Vista a Spectacular Private/Gated Villa with expansive views and all of the amenities you expect in a Luxury Island Home. Oered at $3.6M. DebbieHayes-TW IV 8.6.2012B.indd 1 8/3/12 3:39 PM
INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM MERM AID FALLS -prime Peter Bay location & spectacular 5 bdrm/5.5 bths villa. Views to St. Thomas, Natl Park beaches & BVI. Custom-designed & built, it features a lagoon-shaped pool, mahogany doors/windows, ac, private verandas, waterfall & spa, & lovely grounds. H ALF MOON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and masterful construction throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an artistic statement in a world class setting. V ILLA K ALO RAM A Panoramic views from classic modern 5 bdm, 4.5 bth rental villa in Virgin Grand Estates features native stone, ipe hardwoods, glass walls & a secure property. Dramatic great room opens onto 40 ft pool & large verandas for spectacular indoor-outdoor living. VIST A C IELO Completed in 2010, this elegantly furnished, 3 bdrm villa in classic Caribbean architecture with privacy in a quiet gated community. All rooms have water views and open onto a large verandah surrounding a sunny pool with great views. P E T ER B A Y GA T E HOUSE an exquisite 2 bedroom villa on large lot in Peter Bay Estates has great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans available for expansion. Incredible Value! VILLA MARBELLA Own this stunning 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom Virgin Grand Estates villa. View pool and large veranda. Great rentals & sunsets over St. Thomas & Pillsbury Sound. One level living w/ fabulous Great room! SEAB ISCUI T is a winner! Charming 2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with panoramic views, very private pool & hot tub. Breezy location convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline water sports. SEA BLOSSOM A Caribbean style 3.5x3 home in peaceful Fish Bay. Solid masonry construction, pool, and turnkey shortterm rental capabilities make this a great value in todays market. U PPER CARO LIN A COTT A G E 2 bdrm-2bth well-built & maintained home. Nice mountain views & breezes, comfortable wraparound deck. Adjacent view parcel also available. Live in cottage while building main house. Deeded access to common beach parcel. CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. VILLA INTIMASEA a beautiful newer Chocolate Hole 4 bedroom pool villa has 180 degree water views! Great rental or residence with potential for family compound. Access to 2 beaches & dinghy landing. POI NCIAN A is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. SEA TUR T LE V ILLA is a contemporary Skytop home with amazing water views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. Great vacation villa or island home! PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropical living, big views & masonry home-centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & Great Room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! 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. The Company that gives back to St. John OWN A MONTH I N A L UXUR Y HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $55,000 LA VENDER H ILL Luxurious 1 bedroom unit adjacent to pool with 2 decks. Walk to beach and town. Handsomely furnished, immaculately maintained, excellent rental man-agement. $575,000 N E W LIS T I NG Call for details DVD $2,300,000 DVD $1,825,000 DVD House alone $609,000. With land $825,000. $810,000 G ALLOWS POI NT Unit 9C one bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restaurant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 $6,500,000 DVD MLS 10-22 $3,249,000 MLS 12-246 $3,700,000 DVD MLS 11-340$2,590,000 DVD MLS 11-28 $2,450,000 MLS 10-381 $949,000 MLS 07-455 $1,150,000 MLS 10-351 $1,200,000 DVD MLS 11-389$1,250,000 MLS 12-211 MLS 11-347 N E W LIS T I NG$895,000 MLS 11-390 MLS 12-51 MLS 11-386 MLS 11-187 MLS 11-390 MLS 11-385 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. MAN DAH L $85,000E MMA U S hillside $120,000 CARO LIN A from $125,000F ISH BA Y from $153,000 HAN SEN BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $169,000C HOCOLA T E HO LE from $180,000LOV A NGO CA Y WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000VIRG I N GRAN D E S T A T ES from $295,000 C ONCORDIA from $335,000S A UNDERS GUT W ATERFRONT from $345,000 C ALAB ASH BOOM hillside $475,000 UPPER MONTE BA Y/REN DEZVOUS from $799,000 PET ER BA Y /NO R THS HORE from $1,800,000 A LSO W EST I N TI M ESH ARES from $3,750 per weekONE MONTH FRACTI ONALS from $55,000 L OTS OF LAN D LIST I NGS !! MOTI V A T ED SELLERS!! S OME SELLER FI N A NCI NG!! HH-TW 8.6.2012 A.indd 1 8/3/12 10:28 AM August 6-19, 2012 23 St. John Tradewinds Department of Finance Commissioner Angel Dawson last week preCommittee a 2013 proposed budget for the department that processes the govdisbursing payroll to paying vendors. In a time of a shrinking budget and are helping the Department of Finance (DOF) assist the rest of the executive branch meet its goal of building susaction at a time, Dawson said. the entire Government of the Virgin Islands, we strive to conduct our business in a professional, consistent and low key manner so that we seldom, if ever, make headlines, he said. The DOF Commissioner requested an appropriation from the General Fund more than 30 percent lower than 2013 budget represents a decrease of 8.5 percent from the 2012 appropriation. In addition to the General Fund ap2013 Budget includes $557,466 in funding from the Government Insur ance Fund and $2,681,922 form the Indirect Cost Fund for a total operating budget of $8,496,786. That budget will fund 61 positions, almost half the 112 DOF employees of three years ago, Dawson said. DOF also exercises custodial control over several funds. The projected include: Transportation Trust Fund, Interest Earned on Debt Service ReRevenue Fund, $1,000,000. The total appropriated fund transfers amount to $77,150,000. Early in his presentation, Dawson acknowledged that currently many his department is the status of income tax refunds. A $120 million bond infusion expected next month should allow DOF to issue more than $50 million in tax refunds by the end of September, Dawson explained. will circulate in the local economy and, I am certain, will gladden many a heart during these challenging economic times, he said. government, the department has been introducing new technologies. Among them is the ongoing establishment of a Credible Financial Management System, the backbone of which is seven DOF has also, to date, overseen implementation of 98 percent of the biometric time clocks that will be used across the central government, including in the legislature and judiciary. The department has been fully committed to complimenting the ERP Payroll Module through a project called Standardized Automated Time and Attendance System (or STATS). The STATS project, upon full implementation, will successfully automate time and attendance processing across government departments and agencies. of the types of innovative approaches that the Department of Finance and the Virgin Islands Government, as a whole, will have to take if we are to Dawson said. Finance Commissioner Presents 2013 BudgetSt. John Tradewinds Government House said Wednesday night, August 1, that The administration remains opposed to what it considers a This measure simply creates a new level of bureaucracy rather than addressing the fundamental causes of the territodeJongh. drop in revenue that started four years ago, the result of the global economic downturn, explained the governor by a member of Congress to impose a federally-created ofJongh added. It restricts the rights of our voters and elected sponsibilities in the hands of Congress, he explained. tunate that at a time when our Legislature is taking up the issue of advancing a Constitution for the Virgin Islands, our to Congress without even a voice from our people on the matter.
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