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Annual Folk Life Festival Starts Feb. 28Page 5VINP Ofcials Spell Out Smoking Ban Rules, New Anchoring GuidelinesPage 3Humpback Whales Spotted on North ShorePage 8 Couple Arrested for Unauthorized Credit Card Use Judge Mackay Dismisses Charges Against Woman Page 3Hearing on Ferry Companies Request for Fare Increase Set for February 27Page 2 February 25-March 3, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena RogersDavid Riddle Sets New 8 Tuff Miles RecordDavid Riddle, 31, of Cincinnati, Ohio, set a new course record in the 17th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Road Race on Tradewinds for results.
St. John Tradewinds With a little help from the Department of Tourism and the worlds most famous culinary adventurer, St. Croix stars in the seventh season of Travel Channels Bizarre Foods America. Host Andrew Zimmern, long a fan of the island from childhood vacations, explores Crucian cuisine and culture during the show, spending a lot of time with veteran One of the highlights of the show is sure to be Zimmerns fasthat tastes like crab or lobster. The episode, which taped January 17 to 24, launches a season of stories about weird and wonderful foods from around the U.S. The air date is still to be announced.DOT Hosts Bizarre Foods America on St. Croix EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson email@example.com NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2013 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, February 25-March 3, 2013 The St. John Recyclers group has rescheduled its monthly meet ings to coincide with Green Thursdays. The organization hopes to bring its GoGreenVI initiatives to the table with Island Green Building Association, Gifft Hill School and any other groups and individuals. The next Recyclers meeting will take place at Gifft Hill Schools downstairs back patio at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 28. The group will look at how to expand the successful aluminum can recycling effort to include glass and plastic. After the meeting, the Recyclers will join the Green Thursdays Potluck Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with guest speaker Nate Olive from St. to expand the ReSource Depot. For more information or to join the St. John Recyclers call Celia Kalousek at St. John Community Foundation at 693-9410 or email email@example.com.St. John Recyclers Meeting Feb. 28 Pursuant to an Order of the Public Services Commission, the St. John Ferry Boat Companies are requesting a fare increase in order to meet expenses and obligations. The PSC Hearing Examiner has set the following dates and times for a hearing in this matter to obtain comment and informa tion from interested parties and members of the public. Wednesday, February 27, at 6 p.m. at Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. on St. Thomas. The hearings are open to the public. Copies of the request and from the PSC by accessing http://www.psc.gov.vi/documentre quest.html.Public Meeting for Ferry Companies Requested Fare Hike Is February 27Organic is the latest buzzword on the tip of everyones tongue, but as Virgin Islands residents are all too aware, buying organic locally can be prohibitively expensive, and at times, doing so feels next to impossible. The Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix is trying to affect positive change in this area. The farms Nate Olive will bring residents up to date on what Ridge to Reef is doing to strengthen the local food system throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday, February 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Gifft Hill Schools Upper Campus atrium. This presentation is a Green Thursdays Seminar, part of the Island Sustainability Series presented by the Island Green Building Association and GHS Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture program. The February 28 presentation is a potluck event; attendees are asked to bring a dish to share along with their farming questions. Everyone is welcome to attend.Learn About Orangic Food on Green Thursday at Gifft Hill School Feb. 28 The 27th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be on Saturday, March 16, at the Westin St. John Resort & Villas. Tickets are $125 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. Please call the GHS Development GHS Auction Scheduled for March 16 St. John Tradewinds The Management of Virgin Islands National Park last week announced the presentation of the 22nd Annual Folk Life Festival. This years program will be conducted on February 28 and March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins. The theme of this years program is From Where We Came. It is VINPs goal that this years festival brings awareness in order to conserve the heritage and cultural diversity of the Virgin Islands, and people everywhere through interpretation, presentations and interactions with speakers. VINP Management is extending an invitation to all schools, both public and private to have students attend. However, if it is at all possible, the K through 6. The second day, March 1, is geared toward grades seven through 12. Teachers attending are urged to have students seize the opportunity to actually participate at the different demonstration stations that will be set up, i.e. kneading dough and baking their own bread, weaving, ironing clothes on a coal goose, etc. In addition, students should bring note-taking material, and wear hats to shade from the sun. Music provided by Smalls and the Music Makers. For more information call VINP Ranger Golda Hermon at (340) 776-6201, ext. 239, or Paul Thomas at ext. 252. FROM WHERE WE CAMETO WHERE WE ARE ST. JOHN VIRGIN ISLANDS22ST ANNUAL VIRGIN ISLANDSFOLK LI F E FES T I V AL 2013 Har dw ar e St. J ohn 22nd Annual Folk Life Festival Set for February 28 and March 1
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds V.I. National Park and Coral Reef Nathe newest Superintendents Compendium, which includes a smoking ban on all beach es and new anchoring guidelines. The compendium is issued each year closures, requirements and other restric tions. This years compendium was signed by VINP Acting Superintendent Mike Anderson on Wednesday, February 20, when ence at the Visitors Center to discuss new regulations. the area between the waters edge and 50 feet landward or seaward. Smoking is also not allowed within the interior portions or 50 feet from any National Park Service building, within 50 feet of pavilions, picnic tables and restrooms and at locations posted as no smoking areas, according to the compendium. signs at several beaches and place recepta cles for cigarette butts at Hawksnest Beach, Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay. rangers havent issued a citation to anyone yet and dont plan to anytime soon, according to VINP Chief Ranger Lloyd Morris. processing fee, said Morris. We havent are just asking people to comply with this, as well be phasing it in. Right now were trying to get accurate information out to people to make a conscious effort to dispose of their cigarette butts in a receptacle, Morris said. I think two years down the road, this will be something that is very well received. Citizens asked to put out their cigarettes, should comply and anyone who doesnt will be setting themselves up for a ticket, Anderson added. The 2013 VINP Superintendents Compendium also spelled out new anchoring guidelines for vessels in VINP waters. With about 213 moorings spread throughout VINP from Caneel Bay to Lameshur ing the park anchor-free, explained VINP Natural Resource Manager Thomas Kelley. About 200 of the parks moorings are capable of holding vessels up to 60 feet and VINP contractors recently installed 13 moorings capable of accommodating boats up to 100 feet. Boat operators who chose to not use a mooring must anchor in one of two loca tions; an area off Lind Point, or an area near Francis Bay in 50 feet of water. The exact are available at the VINP Visitors Center and are also included in this years Compendium, Kelley explained. Anchoring is also allowed in Cruz Bay near the old sea plane ramp, but only for three hours, according to Kelley. The fee for spending a night in VINP, whether at anchor or on a mooring, is $15, Kelley added. Vessel operators are required to pay the $15 fee whether they are on a mooring or on their own anchor, he said. use moorings when possible. While the $15 mooring fee is the same for all moorings, that fee might increase soon and the new structure might be tiered, according to Kelley. Weve initiated administrative procedures to consider increasing fees for moor ings across the board because the cost of maintaining the moorings has increased, he said. When we started the fee program 13 years ago, we were below average and weve not had an increase. The process of increasing mooring fees will take about a year, maybe longer, said Kelley. This years VINP Superintendents Compendium also included the White Cliffs area closure on the parks south shore in order to protect the endangered plant Eugenia ear hartii. The entire compendium is available at the VINP Visitors Center. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds on St. John arrested two suspects last week after an investigation revealed they made unauthorized purchases with a bank card belonging to someone else. The suspects, 31-year-old Clint Richard Tetrick also known as Ricky, and Beth Allison Davis, 25, were accused of racking up more than $1,500 at various businesses and were charged with Obtaining Money by False Pretenses. are from Louisiana and Missouri respectively, bought items at several stores and ate at several restaurants on St. John using the bank card that was not theirs. They were arrested on Tuesday, February 19, were placed on $35,000 bail each and were remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending fur ther court action. The two appeared before V.I. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay on Wednesday morning, February 20. Mackay found probable cause to uphold charges against Tetrick, but dropped the charges against Davis due to a lack of probable cause, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. Tetrick admitted that he used a card that was not his, and told VIPD detectives that Davis knew the card did not belong to him, according to the report. Davis, however, said she was unaware that the bank card did not belong to Tetrick, according to the Daily News report. The card was lost back in January, when a victim reported to the VIPD that he lost his bank card between Salt Pond Bay and Cinnamon Bay, according to the report. With no cell phone service that day, the victim reported the card missing to the bank the following day, at which point $1,500 had been racked up in charges, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. With a list of stores where the card was used, statements from employees, receipts from three stores and surveillance video from Dolphin Market showing the sustwo on February 19. They were initially held on $35,000 bail. Davis was released on February 20, while Mackay set Tetricks bond at $30,000. VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Maria Colon Jones last week cautioned merchants to always check the IDs of persons using bank cards and credit cards and to verify all signatures. St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 3 Thursday, Feb. 28thINDEX St. John Couple Arrested for Unauthorized Credit Card UseJudge Mackay Dismisses Charges Against 25-year-old Beth Davis VINP Ofcials Spell Out Smoking Ban and New Anchoring FieldsSt. John Tradewinds VINP Natural Resource Manager
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A total of 24 teams, numerous volunteers and many commu nity members stayed up all night to help the local chapter of the American Cancer Society raise about $70,000 at the third annual St. John Relay for Life on February 9 and 10. The group was hoping to raise $90,000 at the event and it might just realize that goal. Four Relay for Life teams had not yet turned in their money as of press time. The 24-hour event featured teams walking around a makeshift track in the Winston Wells ball kicked off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, and wrapped up on Sunday morning, February 10. At least one member of each team was required to be on the track at all times during the night as the event sends the message Cancer never sleeps. While St. John Relay members this year were hoping to raise close to $90,000, the group deemed the effort a success. It was good, especially considering the challenges that we had, said American Cancer Societys St. Thomas/St. John executive director Lorraine Baa. We started fresh this year. We had one group who did an amazing fundraiser last year, but they separated and went their own way and now they are the St. John Cancer Fund. We are working together with that group, but we had to start all over in terms of planning this years relay, Baa said. The entire planning team was brand new, including me. While the group was hoping to register 30 teams, in the end 24 teams took part in this years relay. The teams which did take part were full of enthusiasm, explained Baa. Everyone had a fantastic time and weve heard great reviews from everyone who participated, she said. Highlights of the event included a chicken wing eating contest, an elegant survivors dinner and a moving luminary ceremony, according to Baa. Sponsored by Boyson, Inc. the wing eating contest featured three heats where participants had to eat six wings as quickly as possible and then show their clean bones to a panel of judges. In the end, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School ninth grader Ce-khoi Scatliffe took the crown of fastest wing eater. The hot wing eating contest was hilarious, said Baa. Boyson Inc. gave the prize money for the contest and people really enjoyed watching it and taking part in it. through the contest by selling Tshirts for participants, Baa added. Another highlight of the evening was hosted by Julie Van Pelt of East West Catering and St. John Farm to Table, who sponsored this years Survivors Dinner (see page 23). Along with student volunteers from Gifft Hill School, as well as help from The Fish Traps wait staff, Van Pelt, along with sous chef Antonio Herrera, served up an elegant dinner for 86 cancer survivors and caretakers. Guests dined on fresh green salad, pasta or herb roasted chick en and enjoyed sorbet for dessert, Market. Beverages for the meal were provided by the Lime Inn. Julie did a fantastic job, said Baa. The Lime Inn, Fish Trap and donated a lot of time and effort in terms of putting the whole thing together. It was just amazing. Several weeks before the February 9 Relay, organizers were worried that volunteers were not selling many luminary bags, Baa explained. Our goal was 900 and were at 116 with only three weeks to go, she said. I went to schools on St. Thomas and St. John and selected one young lady to be an ambassador and help sell luminary bags for the school. Luminary bags are sold in memory of someone who has lost their life to cancer or in honor of someone who is battling the dis-4 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Supporters Raise $70,000 for ACS at Third Annual St. John Relay for Life Continued on Page 18 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: firstname.lastname@example.org SAVE MONEY! 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 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!
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Following a week of live music, arts, crafts, movies and more, the 13th Annual St. John Arts Festival wrapped up on Wednesday after noon, February 20. While the event was not without a few snafus, the festival was another success, explained founder Frank Langley. It went very well, Langley said. Everything happened and everyone was happy. The businesses in the area and our regular visitors were happy to see the festival again. The festival kicked off on Saturday night, February 12, with a screening of Guantanamera at Gifft Hill School, which drew a crowd of about 30, surprising even Langley, he explained. The movie was unbelievably good, he said. I got out to school early and GHS head Judy Chamberlain was a jewel. I didnt think anyone would come, but one by We ended up with about 30 people and everyone clapped in the end, Langley said. They even liked the movie. The festival featured art work by GHS students, which was disMarketplace, as well as events in Cruz Bays Frank Powell Park. Events in the park included a performance by island church choirs, quadrille dancing by the St. Thomas Heritage Dancers as well as a ballroom dancing demonstration by St. John school children. A performance by the Caribbean Ritual Dancers and Mocko Jumbies was another highlight of the festival. While the Love City Pan Dragon and the Love City Leapers couldnt perform this year, all the accidents worked out quite nicely, said Langley. If I didnt have a program written, I would not have complained at all. Live music at Frank Powell Park was provided by Inner Visions, Sambacombo, Koko and the Sunshine Band and Soldier Crab while a local craft exhibit allowed vendors to sell their wares. Vendors set up in the Department of in years, Langley got permission to have three booths in the recently renovated Frank Powell Park. The chance to once again sell in St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 5 Mocko Jumbies, Dancers and Vendors in Park Highlight 13th Annual Arts Festival 340-693-8141 St. John Tradewinds on its feet. Continued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds This year, the Virgin Islands Audubon Society (VIAS) will host its 15th Annual Plant sale on Saturday, March 2, but it wont be found in its usual location. The plant sale will be hosted in the upper parking lot of The Mar ketplace from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale is anticipated by folks all over variety of plants at a fair price. Once again VIAS will offer a wide variety of plants and trees for sale; most obtained from various members and from local growers and landscapers who generously donate plants for the groups annual fundraiser. Anyone looking to add palms, bay trees, desert rose, agaves, or namentals such as Josephs coat, bados, and other garden favorites to their landscape should be sure to stop by the sale. This year VIAS is pleased to have a very special plant for sale Solanum conacarpum. This plant is endangered. The plant, grows shrub-like to 10 feet tall and size of a quarter. Vegetable plants will also be available including tomatoes, lettuce greens, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, collards, bok choy, guava and banana root stock and herbs. For those orchid lovers there will be vanilla, phalenopsis, dendrobium, cattleya and vanda orchids. This event is the major fundraiser for VIAS. Money raised is used to sponsor programs for school children from St. John and to continue efforts to preserve, restore and enhance the wildlife sanctuary at the Small Pond at Frank Bay, a Virgin Islands designated Wildlife and Marine Sanctuary. For more information call cochairs Dave Spoth at (716) 4726888 or Mary Moroney at (340) 779-8091. 6 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 By Penny Nail, Real Estate Editor St. John Tradewinds The recently completed home of William Randolph Kane III is now for sale. Niles Chair is the agent and said the asking price would never be disclosed. It has 46 rooms and one bedroom. Amenities that seats 38 average Americans, a six-car garage with ample room for the Bugatti SUV and the four-wheel-drive Lamborghini that is included in name from the number of water trucks required to keep it topped off. Next to the 175,000-gallon cistern is a gor geous, fully-stocked, mahogany-paneled, temper ature-controlled wine and mojito cellar. Some of the mojitos date from the early 2000s. Of course the helipad and de-sal plant are standard for any new construction. The jumpy house built into the deck is a delightful surprise. Although the 130foot drop over the railing may be a problem. The house has a backup generator and a backup-backup generator and a backup-backup-back up generator with a storage bank of 192 batteries to make sure there will never be an outage except on the rare occasions when WAPA is out. The 360-degree view includes a close-up view of the 130-foot wall behind the house that was required when the site was carved from Bordeaux Mountain still it is a 360-degree view. Also its walking distance to the beach. Of course all houses on St. John are walking distance to the beach if you have the time. Unfortunately, Mr. Kanes wife, Rosebud, is deathly afraid of certain birds. eningly demanding, she said. I know they are after blood! No amount of pleading, cajoling and explain ing by William Randolph could budge her from monsters. They have those long sharp beaks and just sit and stare at me, she said. I want to go home to Beverly Hills! and left the island immediately. (Evidently she didnt mean the Beverly Hills on the south side of St. Thomas.) The only disadvantage to the home is that it will be directly under the take-off pattern for the new St. John International Airport. Of course the planes could be required to turn off their engines during takeoff while over St. John. Mal Flatulantz, the last of the 17 architects that worked on the plans and construction said effusively, Its truly a none of a kind. Almost the Local News by Rudy Patton http://almostlocalnews.blogspot.com email@example.com Newly Built St. John Mansion on the MarketSolanum conacarpum an endangered shrub-like plant which grows to 10 feet tall and produces be available. New Venue for V.I. Audubon Societys 15th Annual Plant Sale on March 2nd 16TH ANNUAL 16TH ANNUALVI AUDUBON VI AUDUBONPLANT PLANT SALE SALESaturday March 2 Saturday March 2Second Floor Marketplace Second Floor Marketplace(next to STJ hardware) (next to STJ hardware) 9 AM 2 PM 9 AM 2 PM PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Frankie is a beautiful kitty with awesome blue eyes. Shes about two years old and has lived at the shelter for more than a year. Frankie is very mellow, relaxed and likes to hang out in her hammock and watch all the action.
St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 7 St. John Tradewinds Have some items lying around the house just taking up space? Looking for a great deal on home items, furniture and more? Rent a spot at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Centers Rummage Sale and help support the hard-working they plan this years Community Health Fair. The rummage sale will be Saturday, April 6, at the MKSCHC parking lot. Set up will begin at 7 a.m. while the sale itself will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $20 for a single parking space and $30 for a double parking space. Spots will be basis and payment is due at the time of registration. Anyone who is selling food is responsible for having their own health card. Funds collected for the spaces munity Health Fair which will be hosted in early May. For more information or to register for a space call Kelly Beach or Debi Emmette at 6938900, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m St. John Tradewinds Get ready to enjoy music from Roots Reggae to Rap on Friday, March 1, at Iguana Grill. The Ultimate Local Roots, Rock, Reggae, R&B and Rap Event in the V.I. is sponsored by Iguana Grill, Souljahz of Jah Ent and Supporting Local Artists and Musicians (SLAM). The evening will feature the hottest music across all these genres of music and also live DJs King Judah and I-Duane. Entry is only $5 and the eveprizes, plus food and drinks on sale from Iguana Grill. St. John Tradewinds The St. John Animal Care Center Board of Directors last week announced that Ryan Moore has been promoted to Shelter Manager. Moore will replace Kate Webster who has left island to return to her hometown, Buffalo, New York. Moore is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelors degree in history. While in college, he worked as Assistant Manager of the Maple Ridge Kennels in Groton, Connecticut. Among other tasks at Maple Ridge, Moore that housed up to 60 dogs and 25 cats. Before moving to St. John, he worked at the Mystic Seaport Museum of America in Mystic, Connecticut, where he obtained a Merchant Marine engineers license issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Moore has been ACCs Kennel Tech since his arrival to St. John. Throughout 2012 he assisted both ACC Shelter Manager Webster and former Shelter Administrator Sally Nelson. Alongside former shelter staff member Kimber Marnen, he maintained the kennels, walked dogs, and interacted with visitors looking to adopt pets, donate money, or volunteer services. New Board Member The ACC board also announced last week that Rob Upham of St. Johnimals was voted to the ACC Board of Directors by a large major the boards one vacancy created by a term-offor 2013 as Lucy Banks, President; Elaine Campbell, Vice President; Heidi Stout, Secretary; Monica Munro, Treasurer. Completing Board membership are Kelly Cruikshank, Oriel Smith, Jason Corley and Rob Upham. Happy Holidays! 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 Get Ready for Roots, Rock, Reggae and More at Iguana Grill March 1 Animal Care Center Hires New Shelter ManagerMKSCHC Hosting Rummage Sale April 6 Moravian Mid-Week Lenten ServicesServices Begin at 7 p.m. March 6 Open Air Emmaus March 13 Bethany Emmaus March 20 Open Air Bethany For more information call (340) 776-6291.
8 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Director of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue Claudette Watson-Anderson, CPA, and Interim Dean of the School of Business of the University of the Virgin Islands Aubrey Washington last week announced a partnership that allows accounting students of UVI to provide a community service to taxpayers. The Bureaus annual Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Program will be supported this year by its audit staff, as well as UVI student interns, said WatsonAnderson. The audit employees and the interns will returns. This is a free service offered to taxpayers who The Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Program will begin on all three islands on Saturday, March 2, through March 23. There will be no assistance on Saturday, March 30. Taxpayer assistance will resume in April, and will be on Saturday, April 6, and Saturday, April 13. served basis, and the employees and interns will be completing Forms 1040EZ and 1040A only. On St. Thomas, the program will be available at across the street from the Red Hook dock from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On St. John, the program will be available at the from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Taxpayers should have available all W-2s, 1099-Rs (Retirement Income), Form 1099s (Interest and Other Income), and Form SSA (Social Security Income) readily available. For more information on the Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Program call 715-1040. Director Watson Anderson also reminds the taxpaying public that It is against the law for any BIR employee to charge fees for preparation of a tax return, explained Watson-Anderson. Any taxpayer who can provide proof of payment to a BIR employee for the preparation of tax returns is asked to call Watson-Anderson at (340) 773-1040, ext. 4223 to report this violation.BIR and UVI Launch 2013 Volunteer Student T axpayer Assistance Program www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 The Coral Bay Yacht Clubs 17th Almost Annual Flotilla to noon to 4 p.m. at Miss Vies Campground on the East End. Participants can either enjoy a sail to the beach aboard a CBYC members vessel, for only $40 including lunch, or they can just drive to the beach party. Attendees who want to sail should meet at the Coral Bay dinghy dock at 9 a.m. Or arrive by car at noon and pay $20 for adults and $10 for children, which includes lunch. GBS students will gain free admission The Caribbean Groove Band, featuring Eric Provost and Lybia Callwood, will keep the crowd on its feet. Captain Will Hudson will be manning the grill and cooking up burgers and hot dogs. There will also be a full spread of local food prepared by GBS parents. A cash bar will be available. For more information call Mary Burks at (340) 513-8141.Almost Annual Flotilla Set for Mar. 23All are invited to Family Movie Night at Bethany Moravian Church in the Fellowship Hall. On Friday, March 8, watch The Root of All Evil, at 7 p.m. On Friday, March 29, at 7pm watch The Passion of Christ.Bethany Moravian Movie Night Mar. 8Support youth sailing on St. John and enjoy a sunset sail aboard the historic schooner Roseway on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9. Enjoy appetizers prepared by KatiLady Catering, St. John Catering, Mares by la Mer, St. John Farm to Table and drinks provided by St. John Brewers. and the Sea, St. John volunteer youth sailing program. Tickets are available at Connections East and West and from KATS St. John Opti racers.KATS Fundraiser Set for Mar. 8 and 9 Whales Spotted North of St. John Near Carvel RockSt. John resident Sheila of St. John near Carvel whales in waters between days. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Sheila Caballero
St. John Tradewinds U.S. Virgin Islands serving from 1945 to 1949, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, an only child. His father had gone to Ohio Wesleyan Academy and Howard University, and became a pharmacist, but he found the prejudice too strong and went into the United States Pension Bureau. His mother was a teacher. Education was a driving force, and since there was no college-preparatory school for blacks in Knoxville, the family moved to Washington, D.C. so that he could get a better education. He went on to Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude at Amherst, and graduation from Harvard Law. Hastie may be forgotten by many here but his accomplishments bear remembering. He was a seasoned civil rights advocate before his appointment by President Harry Truman in 1946. Subsequently, he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals Third District in 1949. In the 1930s Governor Hastie served as an Assistant Federal Solicitor when he helped draft the Organic Act of 1936. He also advised to eliminate segregation in the armed forces recommending integrated housing and mess hall facilities during World War II; Hastie resigned when it was rejected. Subsequently, President Truman integrated the armed forces in 1948. He fought racism through the Federal courts with his former student Thurgood Mar shall and the NAACP. While Governor he fostered the establishment of the Virgin Islands Corporation, which was charged with developing the industrial, commercial, mining, of the islands. Bernard Wolfman, Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard spoke highly of his Law Review colleague; remembering that Hastie was involved in many of the most important breaking cases in the early civilrights years. He could have stood aside from the fray. He was a very quiet, extremely polite, very private person. The word for Hastie was dignity. He was not gregarious. Congenial but not convivial. With Hastie, there was no elaboration, no pomposity, no big words. He wasnt thin-skinned and he wasnt self-conscious. Hastie and Learned Hand, for instance, were judges who regarded the cases before them as their cases. They felt they had the responsibility to reach a correct decision, and the lawyers were to be their aides in reaching that correct decision. Their questions went to the heart of the matter. Those who worked with him were enriched by having known Hastie.St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 9 William Henry Hastie First Elected Black Governor of the Virgin Islands St. John Tradewinds News Photo Growing Organically: The USVIs Local Food MovementFebruary 28, 5:30 p.m. Gifft Hill School Upper Campus atriumLearn about certified organic production and strengthening the local food system in the USVI with Nate Olive of St. Croixs Ridge to Reef FarmA GREEN THURSDAYS SEMINAR, P ART OF THE ISL AND SUST AINABILITY SERIES BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Bring your farming questions and a dish to share to this potluck event FOR SALE BY OWNER SPECTACULAR VIEWINNSTEAD 8B ENIGHEDA private, single family, masonry home since 1975, currently with a very strong rental program, now available FSBO. Contact Jerald Grimes 978-652-5115; firstname.lastname@example.org and see ID#23936306 at www.forsalebyowner.com BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
10 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: email@example.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 2013 EDITIONON NEWSSTANDS NOW!For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.orgUpgrades Planned for Susannaberg Tranfser StationSt. John Tradewinds The Susannaberg Transfer Station is currently being evaluated for upgrading of equipment and expansion of services, explained V.I. Waste Management at the station last week. The Susannaberg Transfer Station manages all solid waste generated on St. John. It accepts municipal solid waste, green waste, bulk waste, white goods and scrap metals. Certain household hazardous materials are also accepted. All items are then transported to the ping off island for recycling. Planned upgrades to the Susannaberg Transfer Station are as follows: Compactor Waste is currently transported daily to St. Thomas either by individual 40 yard bins that are located roadside or by compactor trailers from the transfer station. Currently, the compactors are not operable; therefore, waste from the transfer station is being loaded into additional 40-yard bins and are being transported to St. Thomas. The two compactor units are presently being refurbished and a new unit is being purchased. Once the compactor units are in place, all household waste will be compacted and transported via compactor. Tipping Floor to facilitate the compaction of all waste collected and delivered to the transfer station, where it will be sorted. Unacceptable and bulky waste and scrap metals will be removed from the waste stream and the acceptable waste will be loaded and compacted for transporting. The bids for the construcFriday, February 22. Scrap Metal Removal This project commenced on Monday, February 18, when contractor, VI Recyscrap metal to St. Thomas. This contractor rotates between all three islands solid waste facilities to bale and remove all scrap metal. The initial St. John project is scheduled to take eight weeks. Then, the before returning to St. John. Household Hazardous Waste Collection VIWMA only accepts certain household hazardous waste, such sannaberg Transfer Station for recycling. animals in the transfer station area, VIWMA will be constructing a fence along the perimeter of the area adjacent to the compactor. VIWMA continues to urge neighboring farmers to contain their livestock to prevent safety hazards on the public roadside and the transfer station property. Funding and space limitations continue to be the challenges that VIWMA faces when trying to improve the level of solid waste services to the island of St. John, said May Adams Cornwall, Executive Director. We are aware of many of the needs, including the replacement of existing aged disposal bins, the need for new collection equipment and a proper facility for much and when these items can be addressed. Nonetheless, I must commend our St. John staff for always being willing to go above and beyond, alwithin the limitations, said Cornwall. We will continue to forge ahead to improve disposal and working conditions and appreciate the publics patience and input. Communications Management at 715-9110 or (340) 690-4218. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Spread recently when one of her creations, at left on was included in this Sports Illustrated is not included in the or online at www.
St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 11 St. John Tradewinds Bajo el Sol Gallery is hosting an opening reception on Friday, March 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. which will feature three very accomplished St. John artists displaying work in three very different mediums: Lisa Etre, Avelino Samuel and Lar ry Lipsky. Etre has, for many years, shared her talents and gifts with the students at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. In her own gift to share with the public. Competing with natures moment of light on the awesome VI vistas present a challenge which continues to inspire me to load canvas, paint, and easel to locations where I experience the elements through all my senses, said Etre. My paintings are plein air with very little studio based. I strive to create an image that is fresh in color, stroke and spirit. Samuel in his approach to this years display, focused on three distinct areas; skill, style, and shape. Using local woods, many of the pieces guazuma, he used his skill as a The styles of the pieces vary from highly polished and grains of the wood, the shapes include bowls; vessels, some vortex carved, and even a piece of partially turned random shaped driftwood. Lipsky is a long-time Virgin Islands resident, making St. John his home for the past 13 years. Working in metals and Lipsky continues to create stuff, as he refers to the work, which involves the viewer in the movement of both the art piece and the viewers changing perspective. He calls this geo-kinetic sculpture, and is currently exploring random pendjulic movement. The opening reception on March 1 will also feature classical guitar music by David Laabs. The artists will be featured for the month of March. For more information call 693-7070. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 S t J o h n M o n t e s s o r i S c h o o li n v i t e s y o u t o o u r f i r s t a n n u a lF l a m e & F u s i o n D i n n e r A u c t i o nf e a t u r i n gC o n c o r d i a E c o R e s o r t 4 : 3 0 p m t o 9 : 3 0 p m S a t u r d a y M a r c h 2 n d S a t u r d a y M a r c h 2 n d T i c k e t s a n d I n f o A v a i l a b l e A ts t j o h n m o n t e s s o r i v i o r g / a u c t i o n 3 4 0 7 7 5 7 1 0 8( t a x i f r o m c r u z b a y u p o n r e q u e s t ) Three Musical Performances with Headlining Talent Silent Auction Stunning Fire Dancing Cocktail Hour and Moonlit Dinner Junction.Etre, Samuel and Lispky Featured at March 1st Bajo el Sol Reception
12 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 Modern Dance at Caribbanese St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Steve Simon and Jazz Islanders Reunion Concert Set for March 31 Gifft Hill Schools EARTH (Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture) Program in coordination with IGBA (Island Green Building Association) and NOAA are sponsoring monthly seminar series focused on making the Virgin Islands and St. John greener places to live. The path to this future includes each and every resident taking personal steps toward improving your quality of life for current and future island generations. If you have an idea for a future speaker, please contact us. Sarah Haynes EARTH Program Coordinator email@example.com Barry Devine IGBA Director firstname.lastname@example.org GREEN THURSDAYSISLAND SUSTAINABILITY SERIES LAST THURSDAY GHS UPPER CAMPUS ATRIUM Seminars on Island Sustainability:January 31, 2013: Plastic reduction, reuse or recycling. Showing of the movie "Bag It",followed by panel discussion. February 28, 2013: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) discussion led by Nate Olive of Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix. March 28, 2013: Renewable energy sources (sun, wind, wave). Panel Discussion and hands on demonstrations for ways to lower your WAPA bill. April 25, 2013: Virgin Islands Recycling Partnership; panel discussion and ways to get involved in trash reduction on our islands. May 23, 2013: NOAA Green Construction Rewards Program/IGBA Partnership Last Thursday of the Month @ 6pm. St. John Tradewinds Steve Simon & The Jazz Islanders are coming back to St. John for a reunion concert at The Beach Bar in Cruz Bay at Wharfside Village on Sunday, March 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and all are invited to come join Steve Simon and his world renowned jazz band as they time in almost four years. Danielle Green To Speak at UUThe Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The guest speaker for Sunday, March 3, is Rev. Danielle Green who will speak on The Truth that Nibbles at the Soul. Childcare is available. For transportation from Cruz Bay ferry Dock call 776-6332 in advance. St. John Tradewinds Wild Thyme Boutique and Motu Bar are hosting a fashion show on Thursday night, February 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes hos doeures catered by Privateer Chefs and cocktails. The event is also being sponsored by Duty Free St. Thomas and guests will take home exciting swag bags. So come on out for a night of fashion and fun at Motu and check out all latest trends as well as creations from local designers. Tickets are available at Wild Thyme Boutique and Motu Bar.Wild Thyme Boutique and Motu Bar Teaming Up for February 28 Night of Fashion and Fun
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Nestled on a grassy knoll atop Maria Bluff, Tre Vista Estate affords stunning views of both Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole. is for sale for $3.3 million, explained Holiday Homes broker/owner Miles Stair. With the charming elegance of a West Indian Plantation home, Tre Vista Estate offers the best of Caribbean living. Work on that tan while lounging by the double inBay. Enjoy breath-taking Caribbean sunsets and horizon. Enjoy the cooling trade winds from the spacious outdoor living and dining pavilion, which is sheltered from the suns rays, but open to take full advantage of the natural breezes. Dining al fresco will be a treat at the outdoor paat Tre Vista Estate. And whipping up gourmet meals high-end appliances and an oversized work island. The kitchen also opens onto the verandah and pool area, as well as the airy living room. A formal dining area is also located nearby. Five large en suite bedrooms will envelope you in the lap of luxury. The master suite includes both indoor and outdoor showers and opens to a private covered gallery just steps away from the pool deck. The guest house includes three additional bedrooms each with French doors opening to private Tre Vista Estate is located on the garden level, just off the green lawn. trees, Tre Vista Estate feels like a world away, yet is conveniently found in Estate Chocolate Hole. The villa is located just a few minutes away from the dining and night life of Cruz Bay as well as the famed North Shore beaches of St. John. Enjoy the tropics in elegance while soaking up the view from sunrise to sunset at Tre Vista Estate. For more information call Stair at Holiday Homes at 7766776. St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 13 Enjoy the Tropics in Elegance at Tre Vista Estate 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! www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook St. John Tradewinds News Photo WhatToDo-VI.comFREE APP *USE WIFI TO DOWNLOAD St. John Tradewinds News Photo design at Tre Vista Estate, above.
14 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: th2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsGood day. As recent as this week, Virgin Islands reports of attempted suicides, or threats of suicides in-progress territory wide, some resulting in death. We have seen an increase of these reports over the recent years. In some cases the persons attempting or committing suicide are young people, in others cases they are older individuals. No person, no matter what the reason for considering suicide, should resort to taking their life. In the event it is observed that a loved one, friend, co-worker or anyone you are frequently in contact with is acting out of the ordinary, keeping to them selves when that is not the norm, or mention certain things that seem strange to you that points to harming oneself, please dont just brush it off as the person having a bad day. Try to get that person to talk about what is bother ing them, if not to you, to a family member or loved one. Advise them that you would assist them in seeking counseling, either through professional services or arranging for them to talk to their priest, pastor or religious leader. In any event, this effort should always be made. Depression is usually a factor and carries a high risk for suicide. Anybody who expresses suicidal thoughts or intentions should be taken very seriously. Some things family, friends, co-workers and loved ones need to look for, according to a WebMD article, are: One or more prior suicide attempts; Family history of mental disorder or substance abuse; Family history of suicide; Family violence; Physical or sexual abuse; Chronic physical illness, including chronic pain; Incarceration; Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others; and Domestic Disputes Utilize the safe authorized by our Firearms Bureau personnel at the time of licensing. Never leave it loaded or unsecured making it accessible to a child, loved one or burglar. Children in the past have been shot in their home, or by their friends who came over to play. The same goes for a family member or loved one who is suffering from depression or having domestic issues with a girlfriend/boyfriend or family member. attempts of suicide or murder. I am asking each of you in our close knit communi ty to be aware of this increasing trend. Family, friends and loved ones are too precious to lose, especially by their own hands. Be aware of what to look for. Be aware of the signs. In most instances something can be done to prevent people from taking that road. Yes, there are instances where it clearly cannot be prevent ed, but in many cases there are signs. We as a community must at least try to do whatever we can for our family, friends and fellow Virgin Islanders. We as a community must unite, not only for this subject, but for the sake of our future. We are a proud people, but we are also human. Let us pledge to do our part for the betterment of our family, friends and neighbors. With unity there is hope. Without unity, there will always be a breakdown in moving the Virgin Islands forward positively into an already stressful world. Rodney Querrard Acting Commissioner Virgin Islands Police DepartmentTerritory Seeing Increase in Suicides, Attempted SuicidesSt. John School of the Arts says Thank You to so many individuals who made Broadway Comes to St. John a huge success! The childrens performances of One World, One Heart, the original musical production created by the Lewis, Rhonda Miller, Donna Drake and Laura Bar nao, were superb! eryones hearts on Saturday night, February 16. Many thanks go out to our Super Star Angels, the Westin (and staff) and Mike Ryan for the ballroom to hold the performance as well as the delicious dinner that was served afterward on the Palm Terrace for our Angels. Another Super Star Angel, Donald Sussman ing this event. A wonderful crew of volunteers made gave their time to decorate, help keep our children occupied during idle time, load/unload equipment and build a stage. SJSA wants to say thank you to Gifft Hill, Guy Benjamin and Julius E. Sprauve school principals, teachers, students and parents for their enthusiasm and embracing this opportunity to shine. A huge thank you to Tradewinds Newspaper, MaLinda and Jaime! Their full coverage of all of our programs for the arts school is an immeasurable gift! Congratulations to Jim and Kate Swanthey won the Kim W ild Executive Director St. John School of the Arts
St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 15 As ludicrous as this idea may seem, lets examine it for a moment. Which foreign country would bid the highest? With white sand, clear waters and beautiful weather, we could fetch a hefty price. Of course, that means that the government would have to dissolve. After all, if it isnt being managed correctly, things must change. Im bringing this up because in recent news HOVENSA was being pressured to sell in order for production. Doesnt it seem weird that a government, which cannot balance its own books, would tell a private business how to operate? This idea wouldnt be so bad if they had set the right example. But with a projected shortfall of mil lions and with a collection system that might receive all monies, we seem to be hoping for a change. Unfortunately, all the hoping in the world wont in order to stay in business. The last resort would be for owners to sell, which would result in a loss. In a true business sense, our government is operating at a loss without a real recovery plan. It is amazing to know that our neighbor island of Tortola is embarking on a project to lengthen their runway to bring in bigger jets. This is an ambitious long-term project that will create new jobs, bring more visitors to the island and add a positive to their economy. We, on the other hand, are cutting back on everything while raising the fees on everybody. The governor of Michigan will have to decide soon troit. It is a safe assumption that such person will be appointed. It also appears that the U.S. Virgin Islands will be heading down that road soon. If it takes an outsider to come in and handle our we born here couldnt run our own house. In that case, maybe its time to put up the For Sale sign. Because, as we celebrate Black History Month, our island future is broke. Under new management, Emmanuel PrinceGovernment for Sale Education is the best gift you can receive, because once you have it, no one can ever take it from you. At Sprauve we continue to expose our students to a sea of knowledge as we prepare them for the future. What becomes a challenge to our school is that we lack the necessary resources to effectively carry out our task of preparing our students to compete in this global society. The great news is that we are moving forward because of the commitment, partnerships and support that we have received from you, our community. It is that time again, and we are pleased to announce that The Julius E. Sprauve Schools Annual Gala Fundraiser is scheduled for March 23, 2013 at Caneel Bay Resort. Our major project for this years gala is to upgrade our technology. Our goal is to have each of our students, K-8th grade, interact with technology on a daily basis. We want our students researching, word processing, creating Powerpoints, wikis, podcasts, digital stories and giving presentations. We want to be able to use our online resources without worrying about whether the operating systems are compatible with the programs. Its time to make improvements and we need all of our stakeholders involved if this will become a reality. Our school family appreciates the encouragement and support that we receive from the community as we work tirelessly to meet the needs of all of our students. Our theme for this years gala is Hats off to our children, the shakers and movers of tomorrow. Our children are the future! Lets continue to work together to make sure that it is a bright one for all the children of St. John. At our gala last year our major projects were to purchase a van for our athletic department and to upgrade our intercom system. If you have an opportunity to pass by our school, you would see the fruits of your labor parked right in front of the building. Our van has been used to transport our students safely to and from school sponsored events this school year and what a relief it has been. In light of the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School it is mandatory that schools have a crisis management plan in place. At Sprauve it is important that our intercom system be upgraded so that it can be used as a communication tool in the event of any emergencies on campus. The intercom system will be installed before the close of the school year. We are awaiting the last bid and then the process will begin. None of this would be possible without you! It truly takes a village to raise a child! Together we will make Sprauve School the best public school in this territory and give our children the tools that they need to be successful and productive citizens. You can drop off your donations or pick up your School. Tickets are $100 per person. Come out and join us at the Mad Hatters Ball on March 23, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at Caneel Bay Resort. I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in our efforts and in the children of Sprauve School. See you there! Ms. Dionne W ells, Principal Julius E. Sprauve SchoolThe Greatest Gift Is Education Letters To St. John Tradewinds
To my Virgin Islands People those at home, abroad and especially those asleep, the aging amongst us are dying lonely, miserable, depressed, destitute, impoverished and many have lost hope and the will to subsist. The last phone call I received agitated me to say something publicly even though I am sure most of us Question, how is it that two parents can take care two? Lets say an elderly lady with a strong Thomian accent aged 78 has a husband aged 83 who is bedridden and she is left to fully take care of him. Lets say they have three adult children living the American nightmare, I mean dream. Giving their parents the impression that they are absolutely happy where they are and they cant spare the time or the dime to take care of them, the same children to attend collage even though they them selves did not attend high school. Now in their twilight years, Dad is bedridden and Mom physically cant labor in love any more. I ask the question again, whos responsible? Over the years, Virgin Islanders from the most meager of circumstances have produced children who have risen to the highest level of respectability. We have produced Neurosurgeons, Admirals, teachers, clergy, inventors, writers, network engineers, hedge fund managers, business experts in most disciplines, and many trades men and women who build and construct everything the makes a country move. And in our pretentiousness some of those who are most successful have forsaken their parents and are forcing them to live a dependent life on a government ment, corruption, nepotism, greed and the like. The overriding issue at hand is whos responsible for our aging parents? Historically, governments dont our parents are to be treasured in their twilight years. Now, I am a Social Worker and I am fully aware distress, pain and hurt and over time they never over come the past hurt. However, most of us claim some spiritual power in our life and every authority of a spiritual nature promotes, incorporates and imple ments forgiveness. Now, how much of a hypocrite could one be if we turn our backs, literally, of the ones who produced us? I am making an appeal to all of us to return to the land of your parents and see after them! Our government does not have the resources to adequately provide the most basic of care consistently for the elderly. when you call or send a letter and you ask them, how I am here to tell you that many are not. to live alone. They need the companion of their family, not a home health nurse as the primary contact with the world. God bless all of the agencies and departments that provides this much needed service; however, when the nurse leaves at noon, 10 a.m. or 3 p.m., that is the last contact with people until the next visit and some contracts dont provide weekend services. As a senator, I will be working very closely with our local Human Services to create legislation to prolegislate love. So I close by asking for the very last time, whos responsible for the aging parents of the Virgin Islands? Senator Clarence Payne16 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 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 Directory Letters To St. John Tradewindsthe park, however, was not as well received by the vendors as Langley had anticipated, he explained. Many vendors in the little park didnt want to leave their big tents for a table in the new park, even though they liked the appearance of them, said the St. John Arts Festival founder. This highlights the problem we used to have with the big 10-foot by 10foot tents and boxes upon boxes of stock. The size of the articles for sale are typically very small and the amount needed for sale each day, similarly small. bone of contention and chief reason for the ban on them in the new park, particularly if they are collapsed and left there overnight, said Langley. Many vendors also preferred the Dept. of Tourism park because of the shade from the trees, Langley added. Its cooler in the small park because of the lovely shade where the big park doesnt have that anymore, he said. An exception to this sentiment was Dahlia Smith, who set up in Frank Powell Park each day and used a bigger tent in the Dept. of Tourism park as a warehouse, Langley explained. years Craft Exhibit. Second place was a tie between Sonia Sprauve, Sherri Bunge and Desrene Flanagan and third place was awarded to Pat Walters. After wrapping up the 13th annual St. John Art Festival, Langley promised to be back again next year. Well be back for sure and were thinking of having one evening event in the park with old time music and local food, he said. Were trying to bring back the old St. John which has been swept away by all the development and was the impetus to have this event Mocko Jumbies, Dancers, Vendors in Highlight FestivalContinued on Page 5
St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 17 Keeping Pets Healthy ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS Dear EarthT alk: What are some tips for keeping my dogs and cats healthy? via e-mail Believe it or not, pets may be exposed to more harsh chemicals through the course of their day than we are. Researchers at the ing Group found that pet dogs and cats were contaminated with 48 of 70 industrial chemicals tested, including 43 chemicals at levels higher than those typically found in people. Just as children ingest pollut ants in tap water, play on lawns with pesticide residues or breathe in an array of indoor air contaminants, so do their pets, reported EWG. Since they develop and age seven or more times faster than children, pets also develop health problems from exposures much faster, EWG added. Average levels of many chem icals were substantially higher in pets than is typical for people, with 2.4 times higher levels of stainand grease-proof coatings (per amounts of mercury, compared to average levels in people, reported the group. Their 2008 study looked at plastics and food packaging chem pooled samples of blood and urine from 20 dogs and 37 cats tested at a Virginia veterinary clinic. For dogs, blood and urine samples were contaminated with 35 chemicals altogether, including 11 carcinogens, 31 chemicals toxic to the reproductive system, and 24 neurotoxins, according to EWG. This is particularly alarming given that mans best friend is known to have much higher cancer rates than humans. A 2008 Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center study found that dogs have 35 times more skin cancer, four times more breast tumors, eight times more bone cancer, and two times more leukemia per capita as humans. And according to researchers from Purdue University, cancer is the second leading cause of death for dogs, with about one in four canines succumbing to some form of the disease. Meanwhile, hyper thyroidism a condition which many think is on the rise in felines due to chemical exposures is already a leading cause of illness for older cats. In its Pets for the Environment website, EWG lists dozens of ways for pet owners to ensure that dogs and cats are as safe as possible in this dangerous world. Among other tips, EWG recommends choosing pet food without chemical preservatives such as BHA, BHT or ethoxyquin, and looking for organic or free-range ingredients rather than by-products. As for drinking water, EWG suggests running tap water through faucet-mounted or pitcher-based before it goes into a pets bowl to remove common contaminants. Also, replacing old bedding or furniture, especially if it has exposed foam, can prevent pets from avoiding non-stick pans and gar den pesticides to choosing greener kitty litter and decking material, the list of tips goes on. Taking steps to ensure a safer environment for pets some 63 percent of U.S. homes have at least one will mean a safer world for humans, too. Pets well may be serving as sentinels for our own health, as they breathe in, ingest or absorb the same chemicals that are in our environments, reported EWG.St. John Tradewinds News Photo
18 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 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; firstname.lastname@example.org Theodore Tunick & 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 00831Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 email@example.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurantsFish 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 ease, a message which can sometimes be lost, Baa explained. By working with the students we were able to get the word out about cancer and how young people can be affected too, she said. We have four children in the territory who have cancer, a three-year-old, an eight-year-old, a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old. The students were able to understand that the money raised at Relay for Life is being raised to help these children, said Baa. That really opened their eyes to what cancer is and what cancer can be. The luminary bags sell for $5 each and are placed around the perimeter of the track during the Relay for Life. At dusk, candles inside the bags are lit as cancer survivors take a solo walk around the lap. In the end, volunteers reached their goal of selling 900 bags and honored Virgin Islands Montessori and Peter Gruber International Academy student Nishelle Lewis, who sold 350 bags all by herself. While the event takes a lot of work to put on, Baa was thrilled with this years participation and promised it will be back, and even bigger, next year. It was an amazing event, but I never worked so hard in my life, she said. I stayed up all night because I wanted to make sure that everything went well. Im just really happy and really excited and looking forward to an even bigger Relay for Life next year on St. John. But before that, St. John residents can support the local ACS chapter at a planned Bark for Life event scheduled for November 3. The event is all about dogs raising money for the time we do it in the Virgin Islands. Baa thanked the St. John barge companies for helpas well as the numerous volunteers who helped make the Relay for Life a success. For more information about the local chapter of ACS, or to register for the Bark for Life or next years Relay for Life, call Baa at 775-5373 or check out www.relayforlife.org/stjohnvi.Supporters Raise $70,000 for ACS at St. John Relay for Life Continued from Page 4St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers
St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 19 Friday, February 15 12:15 p.m. A citizen c/r that he lost his wallet while riding on the VITRAN bus. Lost wallet. 3:20 p.m. A doctor at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/requesting police assistance to remove a male from the center. Police assistance. 5:50 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that an unknown person stole her outboard motor. Grand larceny. 7:00 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance in the area of Estate Pine Peace. Police assistance. Saturday, February 16 6:06 p.m. A visitor from New York c/r an auto accident in the area of Maho Bay beach. Auto collision. 11:30 p.m. A visitor c/requesting police assistance to locate her husband. Police assistance. Sunday, February 17 3:12 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision. 5:30 p.m. Badge #1090 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Cyprian Williams of Estate Carolina under arrest and charged with disturbance of the peace. Bail was set at $500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 4:38 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance for her husband who is having heart problems. Police assistance. 10:40 p.m. A citizen c/r that he was assaulted by a male. Simple assault. 10:40 p.m A Westin Resort assistance with a group of males who are trespassing on the property. Trespassing. Monday, February 18 8:36 a.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/r a disturbance with her son. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 12:54 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/requesting police assistance to transport his mother to the clinic. Police assistance. 8:40 p.m. A citizen c/r a distur bance of the pace at the Customs parking lot. Disturbance of the peace. 10:05 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Estate Pine Peace. Disturbance of the peace. T uesday, February 19 10:55 a.m. A citizen c/r that his girlfriend is creating a distur bance at his store. Disturbance of the peace. 2:33 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/requesting police assistance to retrieve his dinghy. Police assistance. 4:25 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r a lost taxi license plate. Lost property. 4:51 p.m. Badge #1242 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Clint Tetrick of Estate Pastory and Beth Davis of Cruz Bay under arrest and charged with obtaining money under false pretense. Bail was set at $35,000 by order of the court. They were detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 5:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that she was threatened by a male. Distur bance of the peace, threats. 5:50 p.m. A citizen p/r that she was threatened by her ex boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 5:53 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/requesting police assistance with her minor son. Police assistance. W ednesday, February 20 7:41 a.m. The Government of the Virgin Islands r/ an adult male assaulted a 13-year-old minor. Aggravated rape. 2:15 p.m. A nurse at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/r that a 44-year-old female was assaulted on 2/19 and was present at the clinic but refusing to talk to police. Police assistance. 2:40 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that her ex boyfriend struck her and threatened to kill her. Assault in the third, D.V. 5:03 p.m. A citizen c/r someone throwing rocks in the area of Estate Bethany. Disturbance of the peace. 6:25 p.m. A citizen p/r that he lost his backpack in downtown Cruz Bay. Grand larceny. 8:03 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers empowers you, the law abiding citizens, to make your neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. If anyone knows something, they should say something. St. John On Thursday, November 29, 2012 at about 10 a.m., a woman placed her wedding ring on the sink in the bathroom at Grande Bay Resort while she washed her hands. At 3 p.m. she realized she had left her ring in the bathroom and went back to get it, but it was gone. The ring, valued at $10,000, has a 3-carat center stone set in white gold with 1.8 carats of circular diamonds throughout the band. Help the St. Thomas On Tuesday, January 29, at 5 p.m., a woman returned to her home in Estate Hull Bay and discovered it had been burglar ized. The burglars(s) stole four 18-carat gold chains that were engraved with the initials B Q S J, $100 in cash, and the alarm system, including cameras. Tell what you know about this bur glary. Continue to help make our islands become a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster will receive a cash reward to be paid according to his or her instructions.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands St. John Tradewinds Director of Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue Claudette Watson-Anderson, CPA, last week offered guidelines to be prepared to respond to an audit. We are providing this information as part of a tax season educational campaign to help residents in preparing their tax returns accurately, said Watson-Anderson. The following items have Keep tax records in a safe place: All items on the income tax return are eligible for audit. To sustain an audit, one must provide documents to support the amounts taken as deductions, or show that one is entitled to receive a credit. For example, to support a claim for Earned Income Credit, one must provide documents to show that one maintains a household for a dependent for more than six months in the year. The documents may be utility bills, rent receipts, lease documents, mortone takes deductions for rental expenses, please be sure to have the proof of those expenses, such as receipts, or cancelled checks, in order to get credit for the deductions. Filing Status: status should be single or head of household. If one is married on with a preparer to see the status. Dependent Exemption: Please communicate with a partner or spouse about who is ening separately, can not claim the same child on their separate tax returns. Relation of Dependent: Please do not claim a dependent on a return that is not related. One will not be able to provide the documents that are required for the credits that one is expecting to receive if the dependent on a return has no relationship to the taxpayer. In addition, if the dependent does not reside in the Virgin Islands, the taxpayer may not be able to qualify for certain credits. Self-employment tax: Self-employed individuals are reminded that they are required to mail Form 1040-SS to the Internal Revenue Service, off island. Self-employment tax is not paid to the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue; therefore, that tax should not be placed on the no self-employment tax on the return. As the start of a new tax season gets underway, Director Watson-Anderson advised taxpayers to ensure that the information placed on their returns is accurate. The return is signed under penalty of perjury, she reminded residents. Questions concerning tax returns that are being audited should be directed to the Audit Branch, at 340-715-1040, ext. 2237.Bureau of Internal Revenue Offers T ax T ips on Frequently Audited Issues
20 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 PUZZLING BEHAVIORACROSS 8 Redirects 20 I was wrong ... big deal! 22 First extra inning others 27 Swine 81 Catch wind of 83 Ascend 113 Fitting exhortation to 117 Harsh 118 In the best case 122 Wear DOWN series 8 Illusionist Henning 10 Mice and lice 18 Ward (off) Quarry 32 The Raven writer successive offers 100 Voil! 103 Road crew goo sch. St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 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) 642-3263W ednesday, February 27 The PSC Hearing Examiner has set the following dates and times for a hearing in this matter to obtain comment and informa tion from interested parties and members of the public. Wednesday, February 27, at 6 p.m. at Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. tate Peter Bay on February 23. Thursday, February 28 The 22nd Annual Folk Life Festival will be conducted on February 28 and March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins. The next St. John Recyclers meeting will take place at Gifft Hill Schools downstairs back patio at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 28. The Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix is trying to affect positive change in this area. The farms Nate Olive will bring residents up to date on what Ridge to Reef is doing to strengthen the local food system throughout the USVI on Thursday, February 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Gifft Hill Schools Upper Campus atrium. Saturday, March 2 The Virgin Islands Audubon Society will host its 15th Annual Plant sale on Saturday, March 2, in the upper parking lot of The Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get ready for a evening of dance, music and exciting enter tainment while supporting education on Saturday, March 2, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Concordia Eco-Resort. Saturday, March 8 Family Movie Night at Bethany Moravian Church in the Fellowship Hall is set for Friday, March 8, to watch The Root of All Evil, at 7 p.m. March 8 and 9 St. John is hosting sunset sails on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, aboard the classic schooner Roseway. Tickets are $75 each, which includes light refreshments and beverages, and are available at Connections East and West and from KATS students. Saturday, March 16 The 27th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be on Saturday, March 16, at the Westin St. John Resort & Villas. Tickets are $125 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. Call GHS at 776-1730
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St. John Tradewinds fevers, aches, chills, and extreme fatigue. with the illness and bring it home to their families. Thats why the On the Road-To the Community of Healths Immunization Program is focusing this years effort on educating residents, employees, toms, and treatment. To commence the On the Road-To the Compartner with Head Start programs under the Department of Human Services to teach employees and children about coughing/sneezing and hand washing techniques that can help stop the spread of germs that can make them and others sick. Immunization staff will be at Head Start centers territory wide from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1. DOH staff will also be out in the community from 8 a.m. to noon that day, to educate the public sanitizers that can be used when soap and water, the preferred technique, are not available for hand washing. Routine morning immunization clinic services from 8am-12 p.m. Clinic hours will resume at 1p.m. The awareness campaign is the latest in a series of free vaccine outreach activities being hosted to May, according to DOH Commissioner Darice Plaskett. The goal is to increase vaccination coverage and decrease vaccine-preventable diseases, Plaskett explained. Since October, more than 20 special outreach activities have been conducted territory wide. The best way to prevent becoming ill with the follow these tips to help prevent getting or spreadWash hands often. The most common way to hands. Keep hands away from face. Keep distance from others when sick. Keep distance from someone else who is sick. Stay home if sick. Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. Be aware that germs can still spread for up to 7 days after getting sick. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, February 25-March 3, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersSuccessful 8 Tuff Miles for the 17th Annual St. John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race. for additional photos and results. FROM WHERE WE CAMETO WHERE WE ARE ST. JOHN VIRGIN ISLANDS22ST ANNUAL VIRGIN ISLANDSFOLK LI F E FES T I V AL 2013 Har dw ar e St. J ohn