St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Holiday Events:ACC Open HousePage 2 Coral Bay Sing-alongPage 3GBS ChristmasPage 4Three Kings DayPage 9Island Party PhotosPages 13, 24Severe Cases of Dengue Fever Are Reported on St. JohnPage 5 RESERVE YOUR AD SPACE FOR 2012!ISSUE NO. 6 IS IN THE WORKS.email: mnelson@malindamediallc.com for more information. December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 Copyright 2012St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer St. John Singers Bring Christmas to Coral Bay Christmas Music concert. Under the direction of Janice Ballard, the choir was accompanied by Scott Coates on piano, Nancy HAPPY HOLIDAYS : NEW ISSUE IS ON NEWSSTANDS! Water Quality, Public Access Top Concerns at Marine Uses MeetingPage 7


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 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 COPYRIGHT 2012 All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Yelena RogersAnimal Care Center Animals Feel the Love at Christmas shelter in Estate Enighed. Residents enjoyed refreshments abused animals with treats and gifts. Sisterhood Agenda is hosting its third annual New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay on Monday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza is a unique youth event which promotes positive fun on New Years Eve and during the New Year. With giveaways and refreshments, parent registra tion and pick-up is required the night of the event. There will also be information about St. John youth programs for 2013 available. Everyone can participate! Volunteers are invited to assist for one to three hours during the event. Sisterhood Agenda thanks its corporate and community partners for making this event possible. The corporate partners are: The Westin Resort and Villas; Boyson Transportation; Scotiabank; Grande Bay Resort; St. John Insurance Company; St. John Hardware; The Marketplace; Drift Away Spa; and St. John Dental. Sisterhood Agendas community partners are: VI Police Department; VI National Park; VI Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation; and St. John Community Foundation. For more information call Angela Coleman at 714-7076. New Years Eve Extravaganza Planned for Island Youth in Frank Powell ParkThe Sis Frank Concert Series will kick off on Friday, January 4, 2013 with Garry Dial and Luba Dolgopolsky performing a wonderful jazz lineup! Three concerts will follow on January 25, March 29 and April 12. St. John School of the Arts is reserving 10 seats at each of these four concerts for students aged 8 to 18. Students must accompany For more information and to reserve a ticket, please email info@ stjohnschoolofthearts.org or call 779-4322. Concert Series tickets are selling fast! Just pay $100 for tickets to all four concerts. Each individual concert ticket is $30 and they are on sale now. Sis Frank Concert Series Starts Jan. 4Anyone who has been waiting for the right time to make a gift to Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, this is it! A generous donor has stepped forward and enabled Friends of VINP to pursue a swift year-end campaign. Donations made to the Friends Annual Fund between December 15 and December 31 will be matched up to $40,000. Please take advantage of this opportunity to double the impact of those gifts. A $25 gift doubles to $50; a $50 donation becomes $100. Any amount sent is worth twice as much during this matching gift challenge! Gifts can be made online at www.friendsvinp.org, or sent to the address at PO Box 811, St. John, VI 00831. Donate today! The matching gift challenge ends December 31st. Thanks for supporting Friends of Virgin Islands National Park!A Gift Goes Twice as Far Until Dec. 31Taking a bit of a break from his around the world Christmas gift distribution, Santa Claus himself will be making a stop on St. John on Christmas Eve, Monday night, December 24. The folks at Caneel Bay Resort are once again making sure that all the little boys and girls on St. John get to say hello to Santa. The big man himself will be arriving at the Cruz Bay ferry dock around 9:30 p.m. with his elves on a Caneel Bay Resort ferry. Santa and his elves will make sure all the kids on St. John receive a gift.Santa Claus Coming to Town Dec. 24


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents old and young, from the East End to Mandahl raised their voices in song at the annual Coral Bay Community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Wednesday evening, December 19. Emcee Joan Thomas kept the crowd in stitches once again, sharing jokes between introducing various singing groups. Highlights from the evening included renditions of Frosty the Snowman and Feliz Navidad by the St. John Montessori School, as well as Jesus, the Light of the World, by Calvary Baptist Church members. Other groups who sang at the ceremony included Coral Bay Community Council mem bers, Emmaus Moravian Church members, Skinny Legs friends and Upper Carolina neighbors. Johns Folly Learning Institute founder Alvis Christian reminded the crowd about the origins of the event, which stretch back almost 50 years. We cant forget the names of the people who started this tradition, said Christian. Names like Arnett Marsh, Eudora Marsh, Lucy SmithPrince, Herman Prince, George and Eirleen January, William Lomax and Guy Benjamin. After the songs came to an end, the siren Claus, to the delight of the children, who each took home a present from the big man. St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 3 Thursday, Jan. 3rd INDEXAlmost the Local News .........9 Community Calendar ..........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Letters ............................14-15 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23 Coral Bay Marks Holiday Season with Christmas Sing-along St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottCoral Bay neighbors got into the holiday spirit at the Christian, above center, and Sharon Coldren, middle ages who sang their favorite holiday tunes.


4 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With dances and skits, songs and creativity, Guy Benjamin School students amazed family members and friends with an impressive Christmas Program at the Coral Bay elementary school on Thursday morning, December 20. Students in each classes enacted different aspects of a true Caribbe an Christmas celebration, from the Crucian Festival to choir singing contests. The morning included everything from make-shift Moko Jumbies to a re-enactment of the birth of Jesus. First graders even got a little professional help with Calypso King Waddabe, who composed an original song just for the class to sing. This is a song that Ive been thinking about for a while, he said. It took me two days to write it and I hope you enjoy. And the crowd certainly enTell Santa. GBS students also showcased impressive dancing skills. The schools salsa dancers performed class showed off their swing dance skills, thanks to the Dancing Classrooms Virgin Islands program. also faced off in a choir competi tion, each singing beloved Christmas songs. Before the end of the show, even the crowd was asked to join in the singing. Parents and friends also enjoyed a luncheon at the school following the performances.GBS Students W ow Crowd with Impressive Christmas Program St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott festivities.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Long pants and bug spray are still the order of the day on St. John with more cases of dengue fever being reported across the island. from the Virgin Islands Department of Health, which did not return St. John Tradewinds phone calls as of press time. Yet from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay, reports of dengue fever have continued since the summer. Some cases reportedly last only a few days, while others linger for weeks. Last week alone, at least two people were admitted to R.L. Schneider Hospital with dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), which can be fatal. One of the hospitalized DHF patients was monitored and released after her blood platelet levels increased while the other patient reportedly was given two blood transfusions before her platelet count returned to normal. There are four different strains of dengue fever, varying from mild to the potentially fatal hemorrhag ic type, according to information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Infection with one strain usually gives immunity to that particular strain. Additional infection with different strains, however, increases the risk of severe complications. Dengue fever is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes which live near the home any place water can be collected, like in old tires and buckets. Dengue cannot be transmitted directly from person to person, but if a mosquito bites a person with the dengue virus in their blood that mosquito can transmit the virus by biting a healthy person, according to information from CDC. Symptoms of dengue fever, which is commonly called bone break disease, include high fever, severe headache usually behind the eyes, joint, muscle and bone pain and rash. DHF is characterized by a fever which lasts from two to seven days with the symptoms of dengue fever. When the fever declines, however, symptoms includ ing persistent vomiting, severe abdominal pain and tion from CDC. This marks the beginning of a 24to 48-hour period when the smallest blood vessels (capillaries) become excessively permeable (leaky), allowing the the peritoneum (causing ascites) and pleural cavity (leading to pleural effusions), according to infor mation from CDC. This may lead to failure of the circulatory system and shock, followed by death, if circulatory failure is not corrected. In addition, the patient with DHF has a low platelet count and hemorrhagic manifestations, tendency to bruise easily or other types of skin hemorrhages, bleeding nose or gums, and possibly internal bleeding. There is no vaccine for dengue fever and the best treatments include hydration and pain relievers with acetaminophen, according to CDC information. Patients with dengue fever should avoid pain relievers containing aspirin, according to information from CDC. People who suspect they have DHF should seek immediate medical attention, according to the CDC. With no vaccine for dengue fever, the best preventive measure is to eliminate places where mosquitoes lay their eggs, according to CDC information. Items that collect rainwater or to store water should be covered or properly discarded, according to the CDC. Pet and animal watering containers and vases remove eggs) at least once a week. This will eliminate the mosquito eggs and larvae and reduce the number of mosquitoes present in these areas. The CDC also recommends using mosquito repel lants containing between 20 and 30 percent DEET and wearing long pants when outside. The emphasis for dengue prevention is on sustainable, community-based, integrated mosquito control, with limited reliance on insecticides, according to the CDC. Preventing epidemic disease requires a coordinated community effort to increase awareness about dengue fever/DHF, how to recognize it, and how to control the mosquito that transmits it. Residents are responsible for keeping their yards and patios free of standing water where mosquitoes can be produced. For more information about dengue fever, check out www.cdc.gov/dengue. St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 5 Severe Cases of Dengue Fever Reported Ring in the New Year at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay Live Music by Locals on the 8 Champagne Toast at Midnight Party Starts at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 ISLAND NOTES from the publisherHAPPY HOLIDA YS! St. John Tradewinds will not be publishing on Monday, December 31st. HOLIDAY ISSUE: December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013


6 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 Reindeer Runners Spotted at AnnabergAbout 30 people came out on Sunday morning, December 23, for the annual John Landsharks, runners made donations to the St. John Animal Care Center as registration for the race. Many runners embraced the Christmas themed run, and the By W ill Ferrol Holiday Editor St. John Tradewinds Today a skinny-dipping Santa was seen sunnal break before the long, economy-tourist-level An excited and energized Wonk family was heroically trying to push him back into the water, without having much success. We just wanted the poor creature back in the water. We remember watching the news on TV of them blowing one up on the beach in Oregon!* said Mrs. Wonk. Mr. and Mrs. Wonk and their four kids were on the land side pushing with all their might trying to roll the dough-white, inert blubber-body towards the sea. The jolly old man chortled at the humor of the situation with the Wonks. This episode was therapeutic. He needed a break after the year of dealing with Apple toy designers, Chinese sweatshops and the EEW union, (European Elf Workers.) But Park Ranger Frank Pestiferous would have none of it. We aint toleratin none of that-there peculiar behavior here. No Sir, Mr. Claus! This aint one of them Frenchy islands And dont pick up any of them seashells neither. And I hope there aint none in any of yo creases and crevasses. Pestiferous is what some might call a Piece a Work. Capt. Skinny Badlands, noted cetaceanologist stood on the beach and loudly opinionated on why whales beach themselves, Pollution, shipping noise, military sonar, yabba-yabba-yabba but mainly they think they are at a beach bar. The Wonk family, Mal, his wife Lifelis and children, Niles, Susan, Freddy and Tarantola spend the Christmas-to-New-Years holidays on the island. Mr. Wonks father, Mal Brooks, use to bring him along when Brooks, Alan Allduh and friends came for those holidays. And the tradition continues. So Santa with sand between his toes, a smile on his face and a National Park citation in his pocket may visit you tonight. Look for sand on Search: The Infamous Exploding Whale on YouTube. This reporter cried actual tears watching this he cant invent anything as wonderful as this actual TV footage. November 12th 1970 Heres a quote, The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds. Please, please watch this. OMG, its good. Almost the Local News by Rudy Patton http://almostlocalnews.blogspot.com allmostlocalnews@gmail.com Santa Visits St. John Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: info@seaviewhomes.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Ensuring adequate, safe and clean public access to Coral Bay harbor and learning more about the water quality of the bay were among the top concerns discussed at a Coral Bay Community Council meeting in midDecember. oping a Marine Uses Plan as part of an updated Watershed Management Plan for the area. The meeting, hosted on December 11 at Guy Benjamin School, drew on 20 people who shared their ideas about how Coral Bay harbor should be used. The crowd included developers, representatives of government agencies, Coral By residents and Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, who also lives in the area, explained CBCC President Sharon Coldren. The meeting drew about 20 people ranging from the individuals who are leading the possible development of a marina on the west shore of the bay to representatives of government agencies and a number of residents, including boaters, said Coldren. It was a very positive group and we started a laundry list of issues related to uses of the bay. sewage problems on land and on boats, was discussed, according to Coldren. One area of concern talked about was long-term plans for marinas in the area, explained Coldren. We acknowledged future marina plans as a long-term issue, she said. No permits have been issued and the permitting process And thats assuming its allowed. There are substantial environmental reasons that make it unlikely particularly because of the amount of seagrass in the bay and the sensitive environmental nature of it, said Coldren. Short-term issues discussed at the meet ing included access, water quality and moor ings, Coldren added. There were concerns about public access to the water including docks, a boat ramp and parking, said the CBCC president. How do we be sure we have this public access and how is that access maintained so that it is neat, clean and safe, was something that people wanted to work on. Residents at the December 11 meeting also expressed concern about the quality of water in Coral Bay, according to Coldren. There were concerns about sewage in the bay from leaking septic tanks on shore and boats in the water, she said. There can be seepage from sewage high on the mountain. What is the impact of that on the bay. What is the impact of human uses along the shoreline, high on the hills and on boats, Coldren said. They probably all have impacts of one kind or another. Residents want to see more water quality testing done in Coral Bay harbor, Coldren added. The need for detailed studies of the har bor was brought up by the audience, she said. The subject of planning and managing mooring and anchoring areas was also discussed, according to Coldren. Having appropriate visitor anchoring ar eas and how to manage the anchoring and mooring areas was talked about, she said. Through the Marine Use Plan project which will span at least the next several months CBCC is hoping to create action able plans, explained Coldren. What we want to have is actionable plans in areas that allow us as a community to areas, said the CBCC president. Were talking about better community services and better community knowledge. Were talking about having a better Coral Bay, protecting our environment better and increasing our enjoyment of the bay. The next CBCC Marine Uses Plan meet ing is set for January 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Guy Benjamin School, room six. The meeting is open to all, said Coldren. This is a team effort and everyone is welcome to be a part of the planning team to do this. Just show up and be productive. For more information about the Marine 2099.St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 7 How do we be sure we have this public access and how is that access maintained so that it is neat, clean and safe, was something that people wanted to work on. Sharon Coldren, CBCC Pres. Water Quality, Public Access Are Top Concerns for Coral Bay at Marine Uses Plan Meeting Saving Energy Every Day Why should residents choose an ENERGY STAR qualified model? FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ENERGY STAR CALL THE ENERGY OFFICE at 773.8436 on St. Croix or 714.8436 on St. Thomas or visit the website at vienergy.org


8 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 Special to St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. John is ringing in the New Year with a new website, at www.stjohnanimalcarecenter. com. ACCs former website was created by John Fuller shortly after ACCs reorganization in 2005. It has been one of the organizations most valuable assets, helping with fundraising, dissemination of information about the humane work going on at the shelter, and promoting adoptions of its resident cats and dogs. With full appreciation to Fuller for his trend-setting awareness of electronic communications including joining Pay Pal for receipt of donations to ACC more than a year ago a former member of the Board of Directors, Karin Schlesinger, perceived a need for an updated website. Schlesinger pulled together a technology committee to work on the need. Although the ACC By-Laws do not provide for a standing technology committee, it nevertheless came together on an ad hoc basis. Despite the fact that the Schlesingers have left the island, ACC volunteer Gail Siart, carried on the project. Recently, Siart became aware that a visitor to the island, Jonathan Cleveland, heads a design group in Boston. Cleveland joined the ACCs Sunday dog-walking group, Hiking with Hounds, and the rest is internet history. Cleveland generously offered to develop a new website at no cost to the ACC. Siart and Cleveland got started this past summer, deciding, according to Siart, the ACC website has been sorely in need of an upgrade for many years now. On his part, Cleveland wrote that he recently fell in love with the pets at the ACC. spired him and his staff to create the new website as a gift to the ACC, said Cleveland. A resident of suburban Boston, Cleveland engaged the Web designers and developers Diana Kmiotek and Adamo Maisano spent the last three months creating the site and building in all the bells and whistles to keep the new site current and informative, he said. The site now features all pets available for adoption, calendar of events, news, staff bios, volunteer information, and a feed to the ACC Facebook page. providing smart, strategic design solutions in all media to clients across the globe, explained Cleveland. Founded in communications challenges for clients of all sizes, he explained. Cleveland is also the author of Designing for the Greater Good, published by Harper Collins in 2010. ACC wishes to publicly thank Jonathan Cleveland and his design team for their valuable gift to the shelter, its resident animals, and all of the ACC members, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors. Without adequate interface with ACC directors and staff, it would have been impossible to create the new website that is now up and running. Among the ACC participants who helped were volunteer Laurie Damron, Shelter Manager Kate Webster and Board members Kelly Cruikshank, Lucy Banks, Monica Munro, and Jason Corley. Very special thanks go to Gail Siart for her role as the intermediary between Cleveland Design and the ACC. St. John Tradewinds encourages readers to log in to the site at www.stjohnanimalcarecenter.com. Its linked with listing of upcoming events, and continues to facilitate muchneeded donations to the ACC. But dont just go electronic. Visit the shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay. A dozen rescued dogs and more than 30 formerly homeless St. John kitties are hoping to go to a Home for Christmas.Animal Care Center of St. John Unveils Shelters New Website Happy Holidays! SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 9 St. John Tradewinds Some 20 years ago I read an article on the cost and availability of the gifts carried by the Three Kings to the Baby Jesus. Gold we know about, but Frankincense and Myrrh are somewhat of a mystery. Both are gum resin gathered by trees in Northern Africa. The article stated that both frankincense and myrrh were available in New York City and I enlisted my New York City based son to shop for me at the loca tion mentioned in the article. Both resins are listed in the Encyclopaedia Britan nica as used for incense in temples and were highly esteemed by the ancients. I gave part of my stash to the Sunday School class in my church along with the encyclopaedia articles to further the childrens understanding of the Gifts of the Magi. I brought some to St. John where I would light the incense after dinner parties to remind some folks of their early church experiences. On St. John, and especially in Puerto Rico, I saw evidence of Three Kings Day and read of its addition here to the Christmas festivities by Spanish-American residents. Also, you might recall the 2010 Census question relating to identifying persons of Hispanic, Latin, or Spanish groups. The data collected showed that around 51 million Americans, or 16 percent of the population, are Hispanics. Between 2000 and 2012 their numbers rose by around 55 percent, more than four times the growth rate of the general population. Hispanics are also younger on average than other Americans and are getting richer (The Economist, 12/15/12 issue, page 68). I guess I should not have been surprised when I googled Three Kings Day that Disney is making it a three-day celebration commemorating the three-giftgiving kings. This will be at Disneyland, January 4 through 6, 2013. Caramba!Three Kings Day Goes MainstreamSt. John Tradewinds News Photo this year. HOLIDAY PET GIFTS HAVE ARRIVED!Canines, Cats & CrittersLocated 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 Dont forget about your pets Holiday too! We have a full stock of great holiday items for your best friends. Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY. CALL .., EXT WR-Spa Services DN 8.20.2012.indd 1 8/16/12 6:13 PM


St. John Tradewinds Greetings and best wishes for a happy Holiday Season and a safe and prosperous New Year to all. St. John Rescue is accepting applications for membership in our dynamic volunteer organization. We prefer but do not require applicants to have emergency medical experience. However, we provide on-going training that focuses on extrication, rappelling, patient assessment, CPR, AED, and more. Most of our members are trained as EMTs, First Responders, or Emergency Medical Responders. Please consider joining our great organization. We would love to have you be a part of our rescue family. Applications are available on our website www.stjohnrescue. org. St. John Rescue has moved into our new training facility in Estate Pastory. All our community CPR and First Aid classes, our training sessions, and all our meetings will be there. ture for our training center. If anying, or chairs please contact me at (340) 626-5118 or any member of St. John Rescue. Donations are tax deductible. Our next CPR class will be on January 12 starting at 10 a.m. The location will be our new training center on Centerline Road in Pastory. Please send us an email at stjohnrescue@gmail.com to register for this class. The oxygen generator has been ordered and should be delivered to our training center in late January. Once it is in operation, St. John will have an unlimited supply of medical grade oxygen. Members of St. John Rescue recently completed 36 hours of course dealing with trauma emer gency response was presented by Registered Nurse Eileen Lee Singer, who is a trauma nurse in the Emergency Room at South County Hospital in Rhode Island. Todd Doster traveled from Southwestern Community College 10 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 To The Rescue CALLS FOR ST JOHN RESCUEDecember 1-19, 2012 Road no injuries Coral Bay injuries Church 12/13 Medical EmergencyBethany 12/13 DrowningBeach 12/19 Medical EmergencyEnighed St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of St. John Rescue Continued on Page 18


St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 11 Coral Bay Community Council Introduces Planned Giving Program P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M 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; 340-626-9685 e: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE MONEY! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay Community Council has thrived over the past nine years of its existence thanks to generous donations, numerous volunteers and dues from the more than 300 members in the group. have managed to improve stormwater runoff in the Coral Bay watershed, organized cleanups, supported youth programs and more. This coming year, however, CBCC has big plans to raise funds to take the organization to the next level, explained the groups president Sharon Coldren, who serves in a volunteer capacity. We have managed thus far over the past nine years to survive on membership dues and donations, said Coldren. We are trying now to grow and become professional. We do not want to be entirely dependent on volunteer assistance. Thanks to a major grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, CBCC was able to hire Patricia Reed as an environmental projects manager. With those grant funds running out, CBCC want to keep Reed on as an employee, Coldren explained. We want to keep Patricia and we dont want to be completely dependent on volunteers and me, she said. In addition to covering Reeds salary, the group hopes to be able to hire an executive director at least on a part-time basis, Coldren added. ducing a Planned Giving program, asking supporters to pledge anywhere from $500 to $5,000 annually with the option of paying annually, quar terly or even monthly. CBCC hopes to raise between $60,000 and $80,000 through the Planned Giving as well as dues, donations and fundraisers, Coldren explained. We are hoping through a variety of resources to raise $60,000 to $80,000 total this year, she said. Some will be support from our grants, but we wont be getting it all from that avenue. We must be able to cover the base line staff salary from sources that we control. We are hoping that people will think of us with their giving this year, Coldren said. We need this in order to have CBCC continue to thrive and be able to do the Watershed Management Planning the issues that arise. For more information about the CBCC Planned Giving program, check out the groups website at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.com or call the 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! The committee for the St. John Animal Care Centers winter gala, formerly known as Christmas for the Animals, is delighted to announce that this seasons gala will be at LAutre Monde, Helen Simons home in Great Cruz Bay. The winter gala has always been the major fundraiser for the ACC. This winter it will feature An Evening in Paris as its theme. The gala will be from 6 to 9 p.m on Saturday, January 19. LAutre Monde will be decorated as a Parisian cafe. Favors will Kelly Cruikshank, gala committee chairwoman, announced that once again tickets will sell for $100 for each person. After December 31, however, they will be sold at $125. Plans are for tickets to be available at the ACC shelter, Connections East and West, St. John Hardware, Nest & Co. at Mongoose Junction, St. Johnimals, Chelsea Drug Store and the Catered To ofTradewinds will be publishing additional information about the gala in subsequent issues. Animal Care Centers Winter Gala at LAutre Monde Set for January 19We are hoping through a variety of resources to raise $60,000 to $80,000 total this year. Some will be support from our it all from that avenue. We must be able to cover the base line staff salary from sources that we control. Sharon Coldren, CBCC presidentThe Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The guest speaker for Sunday, December 30, is Gail Karlsson who will speak on Renewal and Resilience. The coming of the past year, how things have actually turned out, and how to improve the ability to prepare for whatever is coming next. Karlsson is a lawyer, author and part-time St. John resident. She works as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program on environmental policies, sustainable energy and climate change. Childcare is available. For transportation from Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.Gail Karlsson Speaking at December 30 Unitarian Universalists Meeting


12 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 Enjoy Postcard Perfect Views of Great Cruz Bay from Grandview By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With postcard perfect views of Great Cruz Bay harbor and beyond, deeded access to two beaches and the convenience of being only a few minutes from town, Grandview has it all. This two bedroom, two bathroom home is avail able for $875,000, explained Holiday Homes broker/ owner Christie ONeil. The name Grandview says it all, said ONeil. This is a charming home above Great Cruz Bay with two equal master suites. The home is located in a private, quiet neighbor hood on Roman Hill on a gently sloped 0.53-acre par of Cruz Bay. The neighborhood is quiet and private, said ONeil. Grandview is located on Roman Hill circle with spectacular water views over the center of Great Cruz Bay to St. Thomas. Grandview comes with deeded access to two beaches on Chocolate Hole and Hart Bay, plus access to the dinghy landing area on Chocolate Hole Bay. Outside enjoy beautiful and mature landscaping with ample room to add a pool, explained ONeil. There is plenty of room to expand, she said. Plus one could easily and inexpensively add a pool. The current owners have a boat, so they are on the water every day and do not want a pool. When the owners are not in residence, Grandview does well on short term rental, even with out a pool, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. ter suites each with en suite bath. An expansive great room leads into a charming open-plan kitchen and dining area. A covered deck wraps around three sides of the home for plenty of space to enjoy the breezes. There is also a large uncovered area, perfect for star gazing. Constructed by St. John architect Bruce Roberston, Grandview is a classic Caribbean home with exotic hardwood and native stone details throughout. ONeil. There are great breezes at Grandview and superb sunset vistas, she said. And the home is energy efmonth. With stunning views of the harbor below, the ideal buyer might just be a boater, according to ONeil. The perfect buyer of Grandview might be a boat owner who could keep an eye on their boat in the har bor below right from their deck, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. The home would also be good for a small family, a single owner, newly-weds or a retired couple. For more information on Grandview, call ONeil at Holiday Homes at 776-6676 or 998-7451. St. John Tradewinds News Photo www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 East End Adventures


St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 13 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 2013 EDITIONON NEWSSTANDS NOW!For more details, email info@stjohnmagazine.comSt. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Yelena RogersParty Time at MongooseSt. John residents rang in the holiday season at the at Mongoose Junction on Saturday night, December 15. A the night away to Ah We Band at the Cruz Bay shopping Additional photos on back page. Our ofce will be closed to the public from December 24-31 Happy Holidays!


14 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, JAN. 3rdWhy there is no shooting in Israeli school? The picture speaks for itself. The people who speak about limiting the gun permits are totally wrong. Experience shows that liberalization of gun carrying permits lower violent crime. The bandits who are responsible for the violent crimes are less sure if a person they want to rob does not have a gun too. He might even shoot back. All people who work in a place where the mass shooting usually starts (mainly schools) should be armed and should shoot back if a terrorist starts kill ing. You cannot use more stringent laws against guns the contrary is true. Bad guys will always get a gun, permit or not. To let good people carry a gun is a sure way the bad person might get discouraged and, eventually, killed by his intended victim. Disarming means to disarm the guys who want to use the gun for his and other people protection. Z. Hruza, MD 2012-TO-DATE Chairperson Austin Monsanto Department of Planning & Natural Resources Division of Coastal Zone Management Greetings Chairperson Monsanto; This correspondence is to put on record the glaring bias that took place at the Coral World Dolphinari ums proposal presentation to the CZM Board and the public on December 13, 2012. Unfortunately, after sitting in the freezing atmo given the opportunity to have testimony placed on record in the same manner as Coral World, its supporters and employees. In a democratic society, an example of fairness and equality should be exhibited by this and all decision and policy making agencies and boards as it relates to due diligence and process. Mr. Chairperson, your decision to end the meet concerns to the public, borders on tyranny and dicta torship. These actions provide yet more fuel for anar chy in our community. Is that the reason DPNR law enforcement was there? Was it the Boards intent to show favoritism towards the applicant by allowing them to make their presentation and then allow rhetorical comments by Coral Worlds paid employees? There were no opposing views by the employees, so why not count Coral World and their employees as one group. That in of itself would have cut down on the time spent giving redundant comments and would have allowed time for all viewpoints to be shared. The Board was well aware of this controversial issue and should have made allowances for the volume of documentation. The process appeared one-sided and the fact that people were called to testify out of order shows that the process used on December 13, It would not have looked so biased if the Board made its selections based on pro or con. There seemed meeting was conducted. It seems, political interference with various agency operations is why we continue to be in one crisis after another. Unfortunately, due to lax laws, unfunded programs and little to no enforcement where it needs to be, legislation most often times favor the interests of corporations over the people and the environment, with tragic consequences to the health and aesthetics of our home, the Virgin Islands. It is my prayer that all future public hearing will be conducted with fairness, openness and transparency. Thank you. Respectfully submitted by, Caroline A. BrowneCoral World Dolphinarium Opponents Allege Bias at CZM Hearing Letters To St. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 15 Come all ye faithful Its time to have some fun Come meet all your neighbors And visit out of the sun. Please save an hour Maybe even less While you are visiting Where is this new nirvana Where joy and fun abound And Christmas packages All come wrapped in brown? Where, O, where, you may ask Could this really be? Why its here on St. John That is no mystery. Maybe you have guessed. It is open to one and all You will really have a ball. Just like a Walmart greeter Smile and make new friends The line, it never ends. Our postal staff is great They really do as their instructed Its really not their fault So next time you come to visit Wish the staff a hearty greeting Its really worth repeating. Muse of Reef BayOde To Friends and Fellowship So I suppose you are walking around in the woods just outta sight at a construction site, and you spot a steel bending machine....and you think to yourself..... wow, I could sure use one of those! You put a plan together to thief it from the working class, because you dont have the balls to get out and make it on your own. You are a coward and you will end up at hells gate with your stolen booty as an anchor. If you had an accomplice, it will arrive in hell with you and youll both drown in your bad karma. You should put it back before its too late, but being the coward that you are, it is highly likely that you are too much of a sissy to do that, as youll get caught returning to the scene of the crime. I am not sure what you are gonna do, but I am plac ing bets that you will sell it for less than its worth just to get rid of it. Much like all the other stuff youve ripped off from the working class. I wish you peace on this Earth, cuz when you die, you are going to hell in that hand basket you stole. Look at yourself in the mirror and know that you are doomed to come back to the planet as a shovel used for picking up dog turds. Im just sayin... CampoStealing from the Working Class Letters To St. John Tradewinds The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Dance Competition photographs which ran on page 24 in the December 17-23, 2012 issue of St. John Tradewinds were taken by Lance Davies Photography.Attribution


16 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 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, 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 DirectorySeattle, Washington left) often top lists of the The Greenest American Cities Dear EarthT alk: Which are the greenest American cities, and why? D. Hansen, W ichita, KS Which American city is the greenest depends on who one asks. Every year dozens of publications and websites release their own assessments of which cit ies have the most environmentally conscious citizen ry, the highest percentage of recycling or the lowest carbon footprint per capita. Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California, are often top contenders, but some of the other leading choices may be a surprise. The Daily Beast based a recent round-up of greenest U.S. cities on data collected by market research greening of the nation for half a century. out what percentage in different geographic regions think and act in an eco-conscious way versus what percentage do not, as well as what percentage make a conscious effort to recycle. The company also tracked the number of public transit trips per capita and the percentage of households that use solar heating by region. Honolulu, most likely by virtue of the fact that one percent of homes there utilize solar power, came out on top. New York, with more than double the amount of public transit ridership per capita than any other U.S. city, is number two, followed by San Francisco, Seattle and Boston. Meanwhile, the website Ecosalon looked at similar ing San Francisco to be the greenest. Ecosalon was especially impressed by San Franciscans routinely voting for aggressive green programs (like banning sources for public facilities) and by the fact that the city diverts 70 percent of its waste, thanks to manda tory recycling and composting. To top it off, nearly half of all San Franciscans bike, walk or take public transit every day and the city is on track to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent below 1990 levels this year. Ecosalon ranks Portland, Oregon, second, followed by Seattle, Chicago and New York. In another ranking, Canadian research company Corporate Knights granted Portland, San Francisco and Seattle a three-way tie for Americas greenest city. Denver ranked number four while Albuquerque, Unlike other city-sustainability rankings, this ranking focuses on the effort cities are making rather than on their results, which could take years to achieve, said Kent Portney, a Tufts University researcher who participated in the project. In other words, this ranking is aspirational in nature. Each city was awarded a point for undertaking one of 38 programs or policies listed by Corporate Knights, in categories such as smart growth, land-use planning, pollution prevention and more, explained Portney. And in yet another recent round-up, Mother Nature Network (MNN) declared Portland, Oregon where 200 miles of dedicated bike lanes and legions of supporters of local and sustainable food sources rule the nations greenest city. San Francisco, Boston, Oakland and Eugene, Oregon, round out MNNs top Regardless of which city is greenest, all U.S. cit ies are greening up every day because planners now realize the economic advantages of using less energy, recycling more and keeping air and water clean. Everyone can help by supporting municipal energy savings, recycling and composting programs and community enhancement efforts.


St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 17 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Mares Crane Al Mirqab crew of 55. 2013 EDITIONON NEWSSTANDS NOW!For more details, email info@stjohnmagazine.comI G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Watts Up! Tis the Season for Mega-Y achts St. John Tradewinds With WAPA rates sky-high and still going higher, I thought it would be good to show how to calculate energy consumption. A watt measures the rate of energy conversion or transfer. Watts are based on hourly usage, so a 100watt light bulb will use 100 watts in an hour, 200 watts in two hours, and so on. In 24 hours, it will use 2,400 watts, or 2.4 kilowatts (kW). The average ceiling fan uses 100 watts per hour, so thats 2.4 kW daily and 72 kW monthly if you dont shut it off. With WAPA rates of $0.50 per kW, that ceiling fan will cost you $36 per month. An ampere (amp) measures the amount of electric charge passing a point in an electric circuit per unit time. To calculate the energy consumption of a pool pump that uses 220 volts, you would multiply the amperage by the volts to get the total wattage. If the pump uses nine amps, it will consume 9 x 220 = 1,980 watts each hour it is on. Most pool pumps run for at least four hours per day, so 1,980 x 4 = 7,920 watts (7.9 kWs) daily and 237.6 kWs monthly. At $0.50 per kW, that pool pump will cost $118.80 a month to run. As you can see, its all about math. To calculate how much energy an appliance uses, multiply the number of hours it runs per day by its wattage. Heres how to calculate how much power the most popular appliances take. TV Many people leave the TV on for a long time, and this appliance can be quite an energy killer. For example, a 36-inch TV uses 133 watts, while a 27inch uses about 113 watts. A larger, 60-inch TV uses settle for 120 watts. So if the TV runs for six hours a day, multiply that by the wattage according to the size of your TV. Computer A desktop computer will use about 270 watts per hour when its turned on and about 60 watts when its in standby mode. The average laptop will consume about 50 watts. Most people run their computers for four hours a day at least, so its easy to calculate how much youre spending on that. Refrigerator Multiply the wattage of your fridge by 24 hours to calculate what its using daily. Newer fridges, made after 2000, use about 70 watts per hour, while those built previously can take in about 120140 watts, depending on the model. Really old fridges consume about 250 watts per hour. Microwave The average microwave consumes 750 watts per hour if used continuously. Some models can consume as much as 1,100 watts. Considering that most people use a microwave for less than 30 minutes a day, though, the consumption shouldnt be very high. Coffeemaker Love coffee? You may want to switch to tea when you learn that a regular coffeemaker consumes about 900 watts per hourmany times more than a fridge or TV. Remember that $118.80 pool pump bill? They now can save you over $75 a month ciency! An energy audit can help you discover exactly where your WAPA costs are coming from. If you would like an energy audit done for your home, give us a call. gmail.com.


18 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Green BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscaping Alfredos 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 & IrrigationReal EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsFish 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.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Villa ManagerSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comWedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of St. John RescueCivil Air Patrol Cadets with St John Brown.Continued from Page 10Continued: To The Rescue in Franklin, North Carolina, for a 24 hour National Seventy-two hours of EMT training is required every two years by the National Registry of EMTs. We do requirements. Both of these training sessions can be used for our Registry of EMTs or for our First Responders to upgrade to Emergency Medical Responder status. St. John Rescue members train several times per month in order to maintain their skills and to keep up We recently hosted 16 Civil Air Patrol Cadets from St. Thomas. The purpose of their visit to St. John was to learn CPR. These teenagers were enthusiastic from the minute we began the class. I was very impressed by their leader Lt. Joel Connors. member of both St. Thomas Rescue and Virgin Islands is clearly expressed by their knowledge of First Aid and CPR procedures and particularly by their pleasant, cooperative, and inquisitive nature. These teens were prepared and got into the practi cal CPR training with enthusiasm. It was a pleasure working with such wonderful people. My hope for the future of the Virgin Islands has been buoyed because of my interaction with these young ladies and gentle men. Assisting me with this class were EMT Darrell Tasman and Rescue Chief Preston Pollock. Their support made teaching this class so much easier. In addition, I am very grateful to Lynell Audain for allowing us to conduct the class at the Methodist Church preschool. Audain has been very helpful to us as St. John Rescue. We would not have been able to host this group of students if Audain had not offered this space to us. Isnt it amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together! The emergency number to call from a cell phone on St. John is (340) 776-9110.


St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 19 Friday, December 14 1:05 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that she got into a verbal altercation with her husband. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 2:05 p.m. A visitor from Ohio p/r that his rental Jeep was damaged while parked in Cruz Bay. Auto collision. 6:15 p.m. A citizen p/r that he lost his drivers license, bank card and cash while scuba diving in the area of Annaberg. Lost documents. 7:45 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone took her cell phone and wallet off the rail at Wharfside Village. Grand larceny. 10:00 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance at the Westin Resort and Villas in reference to his luggage. Police assistance. Saturday, December 15 7:34 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/r that his brother was making a lot of noise. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 9:20 a.m. A Caneel Bay Resort resident c/r that her husband is opening her mail. Police assistance. 2:39 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/requesting police assistance to retrieve personal items from her residence. Police assistance. 5:54 p.m. A visitor from New York r/ a lost wallet. Lost wallet. 6:26 p.m. A Power Boyd Plantation resident r/ a disturbance at the U.S. Customs parking lot. Disturbance of the peace. 7:17 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/re questing police assistance. Police assistance. Sunday, December 16 12:10 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/r that someone broke her window. Destruction of property. 2:15 a.m. Badge #1177 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Jnye Thomas under arrest and charged with destruction of property and D.V. No bail was set by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 10:09 a.m. A Cruz Bay resident r/ that a bag was taken from his vehicle at Wharfside Village. Grand larceny. 3:30 p.m. A female c/r an assault in the area of Monday, December 17 1:12 p.m. The manager of Fatty Crab p/r that a male jumped from the roof of the restaurant onto the business Jeep, causing damage to same. Destruction of property. 2:00 p.m. Badge #1242 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Roderick Baker Jr. of Michigan, under arrest and charged with resisting arrest and destruction of property after defendant ran rant. Bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 5:52 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r an auto collision. Auto collision. 7:11 p.m. A Frank Bay resident c/r disturbance of the peace in the area of JJs in Cruz Bay. Distur bance of the peace. 10:25 p.m. Badge #1254 p/ at Leander Jur gen Command with one Richard Wiltshire of St. Thomas under arrest and charged with disturbance of the peace and disobeying a lawful order after defendant caused a disturbance and refused to leave at $1,500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. T uesday, December 18 10:26 p.m. A Moorehead Point resident c/r seeing a suspicious truck. Suspicious activity. W ednesday, December 19 8:59 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r lost documents. Lost documents. 9:37 a.m. A Caneel Bay Resort employee c/r an overturned vehicle in the area of the resort. Vehicle tampering. 11:05 a.m. A Calabash Boom resident p/r that someone tampered with her vehicle in the area of downtown Cruz Bay. Vehicle tampering. 12:45 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a male tried to run her over with his vehicle in downtown Cruz Bay. Assault in the third. 2:18 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident p/r receiving threatening telephone calls from his exgirlfriend. Telephone harassment. 3:45 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. Thursday, December 20 10:52 a.m. A Delbert Hill Car Rental employee c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 3:00 p.m. A Mamey Peak resident c/request ing police assistance with a package he received. Police assistance. 5:30 p.m. An Estate Mandahl resident c/requesting police assistance with a tenant. Police assistance. 6:20 p.m. An Estate Hard Labor resident c/r being in an auto collision in the area of Pine Peace. Auto collision. 7:45 p.m. An Estate Mandahl resident c/r an assault at her residence. Simple assault. EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 / EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 St. John Tradewinds reduction in crime until more people come forward with what they know. Crime Stoppers allows you to do that anonymously, with no fear of retaliation and without having to testify in a court of law. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John six males at Island Blues in Coral Bay. He was treated for head and body injuries at the clinic. Tell us what you know. The minimum reward for the arrest of one of these thugs is $900. St. Thomas On Wednesday, October 24, at 8 p.m., a woman discovered that her vehicle parked in the area of Market Square had been broken into. Her bag that contained several items, including a 40-caliber handgun valued at $600, was stolen. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714. The 1673 tips that have been submitted to Crime Stoppers are making a difference. So far they have enabled law enforcement to make 176 arrests and take 90 illegal weapons off the streets of the territory. They have also allowed us to pay out over $54,000 in cash rewards. Please continue to be part of the solution. Make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at http://www.crimestoppersusvi.org/ or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters will remain completely anonymous. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward.CRIME STOPPERS United States Virgin IslandsCustomer Appreciation Event December 28St. John Tradewinds tomer appreciation event on Friday, December 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. on ACC Annual Membership Meeting on Jan. 9St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John will hold its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, January 9, at 6 p.m. at the Gifft Hill School lower school greatroom. The agenda will include the following: Presidents report for 2012 Sheila Karcher Treasurers report for 2012 Monica Munro 2013 ACC Board of Directors. Brief biographies for the three candidates will be handed out with a paper ballot to each ACC member attending. Voting privileges are extended to all ACC members with paid-up membership dues. Expired memberships can be renewed and new memberships will be accepted at the door. Results of the voting may be announced at the conclusion of the voting. Electronic votes cannot be accepted.


20 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 WHAT THEY ALL HAVEACROSS container) 15 Bow shapes 20 Building wing 21 Blues singer James 23 Ringing-up places 29 Altar promise 30 stop to epoch 33 Egyptian beetle 35 Common back-to-school buys 42 Arrives 52 Lawlessness 53 Slacks with folds envelope poi Millay kinds of roaring cats Doris Day song title 100 Specialist on a running track 110 Cause long-lasting anger pals 120 Spots in la Seine 121 Roman 202 with them 131 Bone in the forearm 133 Feeling answers have DOWN 1 Light kisses 2 Body of moral values 3 Sorority letter 4 Relay runner 9 Do another lube job on 10 Radiated, as charm 13 Walk cockily 14 Small sample 15 Rumpus 25 Branching point 40 Confound 43 Part of SPF 49 Peace sign 50 Counsel assignment and others dog Chinese criminal island nation 91 Chips brand 92 Brewery kiln 101 Crimson, e.g. 103 Per each unit 104 Pageant bands 112 Fashionable Calvin 114 Slalom turns 125 Writer Anas St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. 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 For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263Monday, December 24 Taking a bit of a break from his around the world Christmas gift distribution, Santa Claus himself will be making a stop on St. John on Christmas Eve, Monday night, December 24. W ednesday, December 26 The Sigma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host its 18th Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration on Monday, December 26, at 6 p.m. at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay. Friday, December 28 having a customer appreciation event on Friday, December 28, el of The Marketplace. Come out and enjoy the festivities. Monday, December 31 Sisterhood Agenda is hosting its third annual New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay on Monday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Friday, January 4 The Sis Frank Concert Series will kick off on Friday, January 4, 2013 with Garry Dial and Luba Dolgopolsky performing a wonderful jazz lineup! Three concerts will follow on January 25, March 29 and April 12. St. John School of the Arts is reserving 10 seats at each of these four concerts for students aged 8 to 18. Students must accompany a paying adult and reservations must be information and to reserve a ticket, please email info@ stjohnschoolofthearts.org or call 779-4322. W ednesday, January 9 The Animal Care Centers Annual Membership Meeting will be Wednesday, January 9, at 6 p.m. at the Gifft Hill Lower School greatroom. Saturday, January 19 The Animal Care Centers Winter Gala will be hosted on Saturday, January 19, at Lautre Monde, Helen Simons home Great Cruz Bay. Saturday, February 16 The Third Annual Broadway Comes to St. John the St. John School of the Arts Fundraiser of an original musical featuring fourth graders from across St. John will be Saturday, February 16, 2013. Saturday, February 23 The 9th Annual Friends of VINP Gala at Presidio del Mar in Estate Peter Bay on February 23. March 2013 GHS is seeking artists for the 27th Annual Auction in March 2012.


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HH-TW 12.24.2012 C.indd 1 12/19/12 9:54 AM St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 23 OpiA Taino International Presents A Walk in My MoccasinsSt. John Tradewinds Painted faces and feathers teemed the grassy lot adjacent to the well known historic building, Fort Christian, on Saturday, December 1. Months of blind research, unanswered phone calls, and missed curfews, had all been in preparation for this single day, the day that many took A Walk in my Moccasins. Maekiaphan Phillips, Founder and President of Opia Taino International, Inc., set out to abolish the myth that Taino people are extinct. Guest speakers Senator Elect Myron Jackson and Roberto Borrero, Kasike of the Yukayeke in Guania, shared their knowledge and support. As spectators and invited guest arrived, and the event commenced with the sounding of a Guamo (Conch shell) by Kacike Bor rero, they sat focused on the knowledge that was being imparted. December 1, 2012 marked a momentous day in the history of the Virgin Islands as it people counted back in the census after 200 plus years of being counted out, explained Phillips of Opia Taino. It also set aside a day to honor our Amerindian ancestors. At the end of the impar tation of knowledge everyone followed the children across the street into a replica of an ancient Taino Village. Shared in the village was history, tools, artifacts, pictures, food (eaten by the Tainos of old) agriculture, candy, and homemade drinks. Best of all family members were united. This program was funded in part by the Virgin Islands Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. St. John Tradewinds News Photos With painted faces and feather-adorned hair,


24 St. John Tradewinds, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Time to Celebrate on St. John Party, also known as the St. John Prom. Revelers partied and danced to Ah We Band till the wee hours of the morning.