St. John tradewinds
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Publication Date: 03-11-2013
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St. John Historical Society Sharing Rare 1930s PhotosPage 2WMA Begins Removing Scrap Metal from Susannaberg, Wants To Hear From Public on New LocationPage 427th Annual GHS Auction Is Mar. 16Page 5 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When a parent sends their child to school, they worry about myriad things, from assignments to bullies, yet what several Julius E. Sprauve School parents fear most each day relates to the actual Cruz Bay school building. Built in the mid-1950s, JESS, which is comprised of students from kindergarten through eighth grade, has obvious structural issues, visible across the campus, but worst in the far building March 11-17, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottThe JESS PTA hosted an emergency meeting last week to deal with structural issues at the Cruz Bay campus, above.Exposed Rebar, Falling Rubble Worry JESS Parents, PTA VINP Rangers Nab St. Thomas Commerical Fisherman for Illegal FishingPage 7 Montessori School Raises $15,000 at Flame and FusionPage 8VINP Staff Welcomes New Superintendent Brion FitzgeraldPage 6 CONTINUED INSIDE ON PAGE 3


St. John Tradewinds A glimpse of the Virgin Islands in 1937-38 will be offered at the St. John Historical Societys monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall. SJHS President David Knight will present recently uncovered photos of his parents second visit to the Virgin Islands in the late 1930s. The presentation will include never-before-seen images accompanied by excerpts from the journal of Knights father, Dr. George H.H. Knight, which recount the long journey by ship from New York to Puerto Rico, then on to the V.I. with stops at St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Tortola. Dont miss this unique oppor tunity to step back in time and experience an era of empty, pristine beaches, uncluttered landscapes, and welcoming accommodations with very few amenities. All are welcome to attend.Rare 1930s Photos of Virgin Islands on Display at SJHS March 12 Meeting 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 ADDRESS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 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, March 11-17, 2013 The fourth Coral Bay Marine Uses Planning Meeting will be Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Guy Benjamin School in Room 6. CBCCs goal is to develop a community-based Marine Uses Plan for Coral Bays waters and shoreline over the next several months, or longer. The meeting agenda includes four areas which the group is focusing on: near-term public boating access issues like boat ramp, parking and dinghy docks; marina planning; water quality issues; and moorings and anchorage planning. The Marine Uses Plan will be developed by residents and stakeholders in the community, in conjunction with federal and terri torial government representatives knowledgeable about environmental, economic and regulatory concerns. It is part of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project Phase 2, being coordinated by the Coral Bay Community Council. Marine Uses Planning March 12 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 GBS PTO Meeting Set for March 19 The Guy Benjamin School will host a PTO meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the school. Parents, students, faculty and members of the community are welcome to come. This will be the groups third meeting in 2013. GHS Auction Scheduled for March 16 Cruz Bay. Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Cases by the Sea. The suggested donation is $5. Surng for Life Screening March 20The St. John Historical Societys monthly activity will be led by member Bruce Schoonover, who will take those interested on a ramble amongst the ruins of the Annaberg sugar factory on Satur day, March 16, at 9 a.m. Schoonover will tell the story of this estate during the sugarcane era, as well as the subsistence period that followed. Immediately after the primary presentation, Schoonover will lead an optional hike part-way up the mountain to trace the course of the stone, brick, and terracotta tile aqueduct which was constructed to irrigate the estates crops and provide water to the factory for the processing of sugarcane. Those wishing to attend should meet at the Annaberg windmill at 9 a.m. Sunscreen and water are advised. For more informa tion, visit www.stjohnhistoricalsociety.org or www.facebook.com/ stjohnhistoricalsociety. SJHS Leading Ruin Ramble March 16Services for the Moravian mid-week Lenten services will begin at 7 p.m. March 13 Bethany Emmaus; March 20 Open Air Bethany For more information call (340) 776-6291.Moravian Mid-Week Lenten Services St. John Tradewinds News Photos SS_Ponce, c1930s (Woldrop Photo Co. Puerto Rico), above. George and Anna Knight at Government House Christiansted St Croix 1937 (Knight family collection), left. George and Anna Knight at Hawksnest Bay, 1937 (Knight Family Collection), below.


which houses kindergarten and the school library. The exposed rebar, falling rubble and serious cracks in load-supporting walls at the Cruz Bay public school campus were enough to force the JESS Parent and Teacher Association to host an emergency meeting last week. The Department of Educabuilding back in December, but Johana Parris, a JESS parent. My kids go here and Im concerned. Every time there is a little earthquake, I get so worried and call the school to make sure everyThis is the only school on St. John that many of these kids can Gyasi Liburd. This school needs to be repaired. The structure of the These concerns must be ancials claimed the work would take about four weeks, yet dont want to close the school during classes, Liburd explained. They said they could do the work in four weeks, but they dont JESS PTA President. But they could do a little bit at a time a least. Just get something done on the The worst of the structural issues appear to be in the far building which houses the youngest stuarea, explained JESS PTA Vice President Ruthan Fahie. said. The youngest kids at the school use that side and all of the kids go to the library. Its just not We have parents who are concerned and our kids deserve better. Its only gotten worse from last St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 3 Thursday, Mar. 14thINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Earth Talk ............................17 Historical Bit & Pieces .........15 Island Green Living .............11 Letters ...........................14, 16 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Exposed Rebar, Falling Rubble Worry JESS Parents, PTA St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottExposed rebar, falling rubble, holes in ceilings and Bay campus, above and below. Continued from Front Page


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While the Susannaberg Transfer Station was never intended to remain in its current location permanently when it was opened more than 30 years ago, V.I. Waste dont know where else to site the facility. I think its time for the public to come to us with ideas about WMA Executive Director May Adams Cornwall at a Thursday night, March 7, town meeting at Julius E. Sprauve School. Where should the transfer staCornwall. We want to hear ideas from the public. I think the nation Susannaberg is too small to accommodate all the waste being processed there, explained Deborah Charles, who lives nearby. This facility was supposed to only be temporary when it opened bottom line is that we have just outgrown that site. We need to consider looking into alternative Everything WMA is doing at the Susannaberg Transfer Station can be moved in the event that another location is found for the facility, Cornwall explained. cials have recently begun removing scrap metal which has been stockpiling at the transfer station for years. Weve had a delay in removsaid Steve Aubin, WMAs Chief it up two years ago but then we had issues with contracts, but now we have a contract in place. Two weeks ago V.I. Recycling mobilized and theyve removed quite a The compacted cars and other scrap metal at Susannaberg is transported to St. Thomas and shipped in Florida. The entire collection of scrap metal at Susannaberg should be removed within the next three weeks, Aubin added. WMA has one piece of equipment which travels to each of its three facilities in the territory. Ofremove scrap metal at least twice a year from now on, Aubin explained. Our equipment moves from ishe said. Well do this every six months or maybe every quarter. Our goal is to keep the whole area move tires from Susannaberg, add new collection bins. The compac tor is almost completely repaired as well, Aubin added. Department of Agriculture ofin the Estate Susannaberg area who owns about 200 pigs and almost 75 their way into the transfer station. The few animals who are getting into the area are only a small fraction of the animals that are up as of the Department of Agriculture. We are working with him to make sure that all animals are Animals are a danger and a wall. Its a systemic issue and we 4 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottWMA Executive Director May Adams Cornwall, above at left, answers a question at last WMA Begins Removing Scrap Metal from Susannaberg, W ants T o Hear from Public on New Location 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: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE MONEY! FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Get ready for a night of action and excitement at the 27th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction set for Saturday, March 16, at the Westin Resort and Villas. This years theme is Up, Up sunny outlook at GHS, explained Molly Murrill, GHS assistant to the development director. Its about taking the school to new heights and appreciating where weve come from and where The night kicks off with a silent auction and cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Guests will have a chance to browse work by featured artists Claudia Brookes, Janet Cook Rutnik, Jan Etre, Lisa Etre, SanRon Keele, Avelino Samuel, Shira Sofer and Gail Van de Bogurt. Were featuring wood, pottery, jewelry, glassblowing, painting Silent auction items include stays at Westin Resorts in Chicago and Savannah, local boating trips, and shops, landscaping services and much more, Murrill added. Guests will also have the opportunity to buy a $25 glass of champagne or wine for the chance to win a 14.83 carat multi-colored sapphire and gold bracelet, by R&I Patton valued at $7,000. Dinner and the live auction will begin at 7:45 p.m. and the professional husband and wife team of Darron and Hope Meares will be back this year. This is the fourth year that Dar ron and Hope Meares of Meares Auction Group will be here leading are always so much fun and they really get everyone excited. Were really happy that they are coming Before the live bidding begins, however, it is Golden Ticket time, Murrill explained. Our Golden Ticket is back are $100 and we only sell 200 tickets. The winner gets to pick one of 25 trips up for bid and then we take This year the Golden Ticket winner can choose to attend two days at The Masters, catch a Final Four game of the NCAA Tournament or even watch the Kentucky Derby. You dont have to be present to ticket in advance, you tell us which prize youd like so we know. If you are there, well call your name and The popular Wall of Wine game is back again this year as well. Guests can buy a blinky light for $50 which enters them into the person standing takes home the 100 bottle Wall of Wine. The night will also feature two student guest speakers, Mariah Scheer and Careem Albert, as well as a video presentation by Steve Simonsen, which is always moving and often brings the crowd to tears. All proceeds from the auction fund, Murrill added. With over 60 percent of our student body using scholarship funds, this is a very important event for Our school is very important to the island and this is the most important fundraiser that we have each year. Its a great time and its crowd will move over to La Plancha del Mar at Mongoose Junction for an after party, which is open to the public. There is a suggested donation to enter, which will enter win boat trips and more. Music at the after party will be provided by DJ LS1. There are still some tickets available for the 27th Annual GHS Auction. Tickets are $125 each or buy a table of 10 for $1,000. Silent and live auction items are online for bidding and viewing at http:// www.giffthillschool.org/auction. html. There are new packages and items are added daily. For more information about the 27th Annual GHS Auction, or to buy tickets, call 776-1730. St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 5 27th Annual GHS Auction Is March 16 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing 340-693-8141 2013 Golden Ticket List: 1. Three night stay at Caneel Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands 2. Three night stay at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica 3. 2013 US Open Tennis for 2--tickets to three sessions plus transportation and 2 nights accommodations at the Jumeirah Essex House across from Central Park; 8/30-9/1/13. 4. 2013 Indy 500 for 2 nights deluxe accommodations at the Embassy Suites Downtown; 5/24-5/27/13; 2 tickets to Indy 500; 2 drivers meeting passes; 2 after-race garage passes; rental car; breakfast daily; 5. 2013 Kentucky Derby nights deluxe accommodations for 2 at the Crown Plaza Hotel (or similar), 5/2/13-5/5/13, 1st tickets for 2 to The Oaks and The Derby. 6. 2013 Final Four for 2 nights deluxe accommodations at The Ellis Hotel 7. 2013 Masters Final Round for 2 nights at Country Inn & Suites plus tickets for Saturday and Sunday; breakfast and transportation to the Masters daily, 4/12-4/14/13. 8. 2013 Masters Practice Round for 2 nights at Country Inn & Suites plus tickets for 2 on Monday and Tuesday; breakfast and transportation to the Masters daily, 4/8-4/10/13. 9. 2013 NBA Finals for 2 nights deluxe accommodations at a 3-4 star hotel (Westin, Sheraton, Marriott, or Omni); 2 upper level tickets to the 10. Week in the Sierras sleeps 6-8. 11. Africa nights for 2 at Zulu Nyala with 3 meals a day and 2 game drives on 6000 acre private game preserve; must be used within 2 years of purchase. 12. St. Thomas Adventure Package nights at Frenchmans Reef Marriott Resort plus jetpacking for two, ziplining for 2, and night kayaking for 2. 13. Week in Round Pond, Maine at a beautiful 3 bedroom cottage on the lake 14. Four-course dinner at ZoZos Ristorante with wine pairings for 8 people between 5/1/13 and March 16, 2014. 15. $1000 shopping spree at Mongoose Junction plus manicure, pedicure and from Beauty Lounge and dining at Sun Dog Caf. 16. Sunset sail for 45 people aboard Kekoa with appetizers created by Valerie Prakas. 17. Two night stay at Starwood Hotel in NYC with 2 tickets to Kinky Boots Vice Versa 18. Two night stay at LA Hotel with red carpet access and tickets to the 2014 Peoples Choice Awards 19. Tour de Forks for 8 people: appetizers and champagne at La Tapa dinner at Morgans Mango, and drinks at Motu 20. Three nights at the Westin Diplomat 21. Three nights at the Sheraton Vistana Resort 22. Three nights at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort. 23. Four nights at the Westin Savannah Harbor. 24. Three nights at a Chicago Westin Resort. 25. Two nights at Flamboyant Guest House on Vieques, PR with round-trip tickets from STT to SJU from Cape Air. Purchase Your Golden ticketS to win your choice of one of these fabulous packages! $100 each Odds 1:200please visit www.giffthillschool.org/auction_list.php for additional details and restrictions Need not be present to win. Winner drawn at start of live auction.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Brion FitzGerald took over the reigns of the V.I. National Park last week facing a tight budget made even more grim as the National Park Service faces sequestration cuts. VINP, out of all Southeast Region NPS sites, has likely been waiting the longest for an operational funding increase, FitzGer ald explained. This park has not had an Operational Fund increase since 2001 doubt there is another park in the entire region that has waited so long for an increase. That is a huge Without operational fund FitzGerald. That leads to slow and steady erosion of park staff. And sequestration is another nail increasing VINPs operational 20 vacant positions in VINP is FitzGeralds number one goal, he said. The new VINP Superintendents number one priority, however, is supporting his staff. My biggest priority is to help FitzGerald brings 34 years of experience with NPS to his VINP Superintendent post. As an East Carolina College student majoring in Park Management, FitzGerald followed a whim to an internship in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1978, where he met his future wife. The North Carolina native was smitten with NPS work as well as his wife Mary Robinson, a former NPS employee herself. Having worked at Joshua Tree National Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Saguaro National Park, Everglades National Park and Assateague Island National Seashore, FitzGerald was appointed Chief of Interpretation, Protection and Museum Services at Gettysburg National Military Park in 1995. The move to VINP will likely the verge of 57, explained. I honestly dont know how long I will be here, but somewhere FitzGerald actually planned to retire in Gettysburg, having no intention of relocating before the VINP Superintendent position became available, he explained. I was not looking for another job; I planned to retire in Gettysintendent. Weve always loved the Caribbean and we came to St. Thomas for our 25th wedding anniversary in 2006. We spent a day on St. John and then came back in Driving back from a missionary trip in South Dakota last summer, FitzGerald heard a Jimmy Buffet song on the radio which got him dreaming of being near the water again. I had a mind shift and thought, I returned I found out that Mark Hardgrove had retired and it all fell into place. This was the only place Id even consider applying We want to live on St. John and spend time getting to know this FitzGerald looks forward to working more with Habitat for Humanity and taking mission trips with his Pennsylvania church after retiring. Before then, however, hell face the VINPs shrinking budget as he strives to work along with the St. John community. I plan to work with the com6 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 V.I. National Park Staff Welcomes New Superintendent Brion FitzGerald PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Ozzie is almost full grown at 6 months old, neutered, and up you quickly. He likes other dogs and cats. Stop by and meet him and take him for a walk. www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott For sales contact Dave Conroe (dave@cimmaronstjohn.com) For rental contact Cimmaron Property Mgt. (management@cimmaronstjohn.com) Interval Ownership or Rentalswww.sunsetridgevillas.com St. Johns best price per sq. ft. Sleeps 6 to 8. Great Sunset views. See our Web cam* *SUNSET RIDGE VILLAS Continued on Page 18


St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds observed a St. Thomas commer inside the boundaries of the V.I. Coral Reef National Monument last week. Danny Berry of St. Thomas, who operates the vessel m/v Rosaly, was cited for commercial $500, but he got off easy. Berry $500 for each of the 14 National Monument waters on Wednesday, March 6, explained VINP Chief Ranger Lloyd Morris. said Morris. Instead Ranger David Horner showed mercy and decided to issue one citation for the incident which he can pay without having to appear in federal court. We try to give the lowest penalty We try to be as understanding said. We try to educate and inform. If we catch him again, the VINP Enforcement Ranger David Horner observed a boat dropboundary of Coral Reef National Monument located in the Hur ricane Hole area of St. John near Coral Bay around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, according to Morris. Horner, who was watching from the Concordia area, contacted Morris for support. Mor ris picked Horner up at Salt Pond Bay in a VINP vessel and tracked down m/v Rosaly just outside of VINP waters, according to the chief ranger. When we caught up with the vessel it was just outside of park boundaries and we spoke to him said Morris. He had the GPS coshowed him where the monument Berry returned to Coral Reef National Monument with the VINP rangers and picked up four He told us there were only four said Morris. But when we got to the spot, there were actually 10 cate the pots, Morris added. Berry, who has been a comclaimed he didnt know his pots were placed within the boundaries of the Coral Reef National Monument, Morris explained. He initially claimed he didnt know he was in monument waters, a responsibility to know where Morris. Many people like to push the envelope and drop the pots right on the edge, but these were at least 300 yards inside the monuallowed in Coral Reef National Monument waters. In VINP waand not in any swim areas. There is in VINP or Coral Reef National Monument waters. in Coral Reef National Monument should call VINP Enforcement Rangers at 776-6201 ext. 246, 244 or 254.VINP Rangers Nab St. Thomas Fisherman for Illegal Fishing in CRNMDanny Berry ned $500 for illegal commercial shing in Coral Reef National Monument VINP Chief Ranger Lloyd Morris 16th AnnualSt. Patrick's Day ParadeSaturday, March 16thStarts at 12:00 High NoonParade participants should meet at the Cruz Bay tennis courts by 11:30 am For more information, call The Quiet Mon Pub at 779-4799From the Kitchen: Corned Beef & CabbageServing Irish Fare All Day Live Music by Chris Carsel & Company Everyone is invited to come out to Newfound Bay and help clean up the shoreline while enjoying a raft up party with live music on Saturday, March 30. Bring a dish to share and something to drink. Kiote and other boats will be sailing out of Coral Bay at 10 a.m. on March 30. Anyone who cant spend the night will be shuttled back to the Coral Bay dock by Fly Away Charters. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided by Skinny Legs. For more information call Kiote Charters at (340) 344-4341.Newfound Bay Clean and Raft Up Party Planned for March 30 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 Is March 23


8 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 The islands premier magazine.By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A stunning sunset set the stage for the St. John Montessori Fusion Dinner Auction fundraiser on Saturday night, March 2, at Concordia Eco Resort. Guests sipped glasses of champagne while perusing the many different packages up for bid which included a week-long stay at a Cruz Bay condo, full day boat excursions, hand crafted jewelry and more. Artwork up for bid at the auction included photography by as well as paintings by Les Ander son and Ben Shepherd. Other bid to local restaurants, shops, photo shoots with local photographers and signed copies of books by local authors. After enjoying a delicious dinner, guests were treated to a live Wellner as well as a glow in the dark nunchucks demonstration by Adam Eichenauer. The evening featured music by David Laab, Bo Magnie and Luba Dolgopolsky, followed by the Greg Kinslow Band, who had the Spearheaded by Katie Tarta, owner of K.T. Creates event planning and a mother of a student at St. John Montessori, the night raised about $15,000 for the school. I thought the event was a ter really happy that so many people came out. We had a bit of a rocky start with changing dates and so much going on, but I was really I am tickled pink that we got so many people to come out to ConTarta worked with Jen Service who headed up the events auction team as well as Brian Buchalter who oversaw technical aspects of the night. St. John Montessori School, located at the Johns Folly Learning Institute in Estate Johns Folly, was founded by director Debra Polucci in 2008 with seven students. Today the school boasts a full student body of 26 students from age two-and-a-half to 11 years. Funds from the Flame and Fusion event will go to the schools scholarship fund as well as improving the schools infrastructure, Tarta explained. The money will support our scholarship fund and eventually help us to build a little on our St. John Montessori School, however, is still looking for a new home, she added. We are still looking into moving somewhere closer to Cruz be used to help us expand to a new While she did not attend a Montessori School herself, Tarta loves the schools philosophy, she explained. I love the structured creativ ture but they are such creative be-St. John Montessori School Raises $15,000 at Flame and Fusion Event www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 Become a member of IGBA today at www.igbavi.orgOpen Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon & Sat. 8 a.m. to noon Make an Oer! Gently used Lexxus ve-person hot tubThis gorgeous hot tub retails for $8k. Well sell it to the highest bidder over $1,000 by March 15Contact Barry Devine at (340) 514-3532 or Bill Willigerod at (340) 643-5313 to make your oer today! pounds of waste kept out of local landlls, and counting... 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; jeraldagrimes@comcast.net and see ID#23936306 at www.forsalebyowner.com BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Continued on Page 23St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro Guests at the St. John Montessori School fundraiser Flame and Fusion watch parent


St. John Tradewinds Former St. John School of the Arts student and current Berklee College of Music sophomore Joncert for the arts school on Friday, March 22, at Frank Powell Park from 4 to 6 p.m. The concert is free and SJSA tions of any kind, which will go to Fund. Samuel is an accomplished musician whose years at SJSA had plained. SJSA has helped tremendously in my upbringing as a musician by providing countless opportunities to display my music to the local over, their invaluable music education through local music legend, Joe Ramsay, has transformed my Samuel will be joined by SJSA music director Eddie Bruce and other local musicians and SJSA students. The concert is not a part of SJSAs concert series, but rather a chance for Samuel to share his passion with the community. My hope for this concert is that it is received as a community concert presenting songs of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean community; sharing music and culture with the people of the Virgin IsDont miss this talented musicians concert at Frank Powell Park on Friday, March 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. The evening will feature a fusion of Quelbe, Calypso and Jazz.St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 9 Jonte Samuel Performing at Frank Powell Park March 22Support your local newspaper: St. John Tradewinds Jonte Samuel Get ready for the second annual Aint No Blues Fest Blues Fest at Shipwreck Landing on Saturday, March 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. The afternoon will feature local musicians including Chris Car sel, Whistler Doug and more, with Locals on the 8 headlining and Mitch Woods as special guest. Limited edition T-shirts will be available from Tall Ship Trading. There is no entrance fee. Just come out and boogie down!Annual Aint No Blues Fest Blues Fest at Shipwreck Landing March 16Check out the latest work by St. John artist Rick Hathaway at Hathaway will be showing his recycled art sculptures and will be donating 40 percent of his proceeds to the environmental confor more information.Rick Hathaway Art Show Planned at Now and Zen for March 22Dont miss the chance to check out some local art at Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay on Friday, March 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. Stop by and meet local artists and enjoy some live music. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Art Sale at Pickles in Paradise Mar. 15


10 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 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 2013 EDITIONON NEWSSTANDS NOW!For more details, email info@stjohnmagazine.comJESS Students Sail on Historic SchoonerSt. John Tradewinds Local Julius E. Sprauve School students enjoyed sailing aboard a classic schooner last week. The 137-foot schooner Roseway is a registered U.S. National Historic Landmark which was built in 1925 in Massachusetts. After a long and storied history, she was most recently restored in 2004 by World Ocean School. The vessel and World Ocean School are based in Massachusetts, but spend winters in the Caribbean. Last week, Roseway hosted 19 JESS eighth grade students on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5, and 6. Students learned all about the workings of a schooner and the history of the vessel, explained Captain Dan Boyd of Sea Biscuit who helped ferry the students to the schooner. I must say that the students from Sprauve School were great polite and friendly. Even the rain on Tuesday did not dampen these Ms Powell should be very Boyd said. The Roseway crew did a great job of explaining the operations of the vessel to the students, Boyd added. The crew of the Roseway was very helpful and showed the kids a real hands-on experience and educational understanding of a workAfter cruising with the JESS students, the Roseway crew sailed the schooner around to Coral Bay, where Guy Benjamin School and Gifft Hill School students were treated to a sail on March 7. Students in the Kids and the Sea, St. John program sailed aboard the vessel on Saturday morning, March 9. KATS St. John also hosted sunset sail fundraisers aboard the schooner on Friday and Saturday evenings last week.St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Dan BoydTeachers aboard the classic schooner Roseway above, run by the World Ocean School, took JESS, GHS, GBS and KATS students out for a sail last week.


St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 11 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 St. John Tradewinds Last week I was vacationing in Costa Rica with an old Air Force friend. I was amazed at how much more advanced that country is when it comes to embracing sustainable tourism. They recycle their trash, there is hardly any trash on the roadsides and, best of all, everyone believes in helping their environment. They have changed the way they live into sustainable living. If a small country like Costa Rica can embrace sustainable tour ism, why cant we in the Virgin Islands do the same? It only takes a common sense attitude to make it work. The concept of sustainability is simple. The development of sustainable tourism must be seen as the balanced interaction between the use of our natural and cultural resources, the improvement of the quality of life among the local communi ties, and the economic success of the industry, which also contributes to national development. Sustainable tourism is not only a response to demand, but also an imperative condition to successfully compete now and in the Tourism, CST, 1997) Sustainability, as a model of development, seeks to meet the cur rent demands of society without compromising the rights of future generations to meet theirs. That is to say, the development of the country cannot be based on the unbalanced exploitation of resources (natural, cultural, social, etc.) to meet the demands of society (food, housing, health, employment) because these are the only resources we have, and that future generations have, to meet our and their own needs. is and can be two fold. First, you produce less waste, which ends up costing the business less. Second, we can help educate people the importance of green living through interactions with our customers. Sustainable T ourism The CSTs fundamental purpose is to make sustainability a practi cal and necessary reality within the context of the islands compet itiveness in tourism, while looking to improve the way that natural and social resources are used, encourage the active participation of local communities and provide a new source of competitiveness within the business sector. What is 100 percent responsible tourism? It is the type of tourism that our islands need. use of resources. It is tourism that is committed to the community and its needs, seek-I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Sustainable Tourism The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the great room at Gifft Hill Schools Lower Campus. The guest speaker for Sunday, March 17, is Rev. Danielle Green Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.Rev. Danielle Green Is Guest Speaker at UU Fellowship Meeting on Mar. 17The St. Thomas/St. John Ladies Golf Association will host Ladies Beginner Golf Clinics each Thursday and Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Mahogany Run Golf Course. These clinics will be free of charge. Techniques being covered will be Grip and Chipping on March 14 and 15; Swing and Irons on March 21 and 22; Swing and Woods on March 28 and an on-course scramble on March 29. All ladies are welcome. Please contact lorraine@ststjlga.com or call 690-7020 for more information. Please stay tuned for more information on the LGA A Mentoring Program is coming in April.Ladies Golf Association Hosting Beginner Clinics at Mahogany Run The St. Thomas Swimming Association, a member of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting Busiat the STSA pool in Estate Nazareth. This event will give those who may have forgotten about the pool an opportunity to be reintroduced to programs.STSA Hosting Business After HoursContinued on Page 18


12 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 E nergy C onservation W orkshopFor more information contact: Carmen Wesselhoft Hedrington at 693-1587, cwessel@live.uvi.edu Date: March 21, 2013 Time:5:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. Place: UVI Academic Center Market Place, ird Floor Cruz Bay, St. JohnSponsored byUVI Cooperative Extension Service V.I. Energy Oce Energy Education Week is March 18 23. Join UVI Cooperative Extension Service and the VI Energy Oce to observe Energy Week by participating in the following event: 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 JESS and GBS Getting New Computers Thanks T o Or More PartyBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Ronnie Lee felt so passionately about raising money to purchase computers for local schools, that he opened his own home to host a fundraiser. Julius E. Sprauve School and Guy Benjamin School. After securing $5,000 in matching funds from the Coral Bay Yacht Club and another $15,000 in matching funds from the JESS Parent and Teacher Organization, Lee announced last week that he had met his $40,000 fundraising goal. The funds are being divided based on the school population, which and 25 percent to GBS. The school principals of each school will make the best use of the funds to buy computers. They are in the process now W APAs Potable W ater Standpipe on St. John Is Open for BusinessSt. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authoritys manual water standpipe in Cruz Bay will be open every day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet the increased demand for potable water on the island. This schedule will be in effect until further notice. Water haulers may pre-purchase water Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at will be operational as soon as possible. For more information contact the water division at (340) 774-3552 extension 2405 or email communications @viwapa.vi.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Pour yourself a cold one, grab a lounge chair next to the pool and enjoy the cooling trade winds as you gaze out on the sailboats bobbing at anchor from the deck of Maria Breeze. Nestled on Maria Bluff in the desirable neighexplained Holiday Homes sales associate Abigail Schnell OConnell. The villa boasts stunning 230-degree views and plenty of privacy in this well-established home, explained OConnell. Maria Breeze is one of the original estate homes in Great Cruz Bay perched along the ridge with one of property is owned and has been lovingly maintained by the original family who built the home in the midMaria Breeze has been a vacation spot for the growing family over the years and otherwise it is a popular short-term rental villa with Sea View Vaca Lounging out on the pool deck at Maria Breeze, you can literally watch the sun traverse the tropical sky, OConnell added. Some of the best features of Maria Breeze are the day Homes sales associate. From the veranda of Maria Breeze you can watch the sunrise over Rams Head and the sunset over St. Thomas all while enjoying a The wrap around decks offers plenty of room for OConnell. en suite baths and plenty of space to relax and feel right at home. The living areas are located in the main pod which consists of a great room and open kitchen as well as a dining area. Or enjoy meals al fresco on the shaded verandah. With wrap-around decks and a separate pool deck area, Maria Breeze offers plenty of space to soak up the view. Relax in the shade of the covered decks or work on that tan while keeping cool in the refreshing pool. The core of the villa is a main pod with a great room and kitchen with generous wrap-around decks said OConnell. A separate lot, Parcel 300-14, is available for pur chase together with Maria Breeze, offering the ulti mate end-of-the-road privacy. For more information about Maria Breeze, call OConnell at (340) 998-1934. St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 13 Watch Sun Rise Over Rams Head from Maria Breeze 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 WhatToDo-VI.comFREE APP *USE WIFI TO DOWNLOAD St. John Tradewinds News PhotoViews from the wrap around decks at Maria Breeze include sunrise and sunset.


14 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 thHomicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 3rd Degree Burglaries: 40 Rapes: 1 Homicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 Grand Larcenies: 16 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John Tradewinds The email address for St. John Cancer Fund is stjohncancerfund@gmail.com. St. John Tradewinds apologizes for the error.A sincere Thank You to all on St. John who have made Crime Stoppers USVI successful since our launch in 2009 including the VI Media, law enforce ment and of course our CS volunteers. Those who have become CS Members keep this tip monies for anonymous calls on those committing crimes. You have played a crucial role in helping to create safer community on our island of St. John and of course, in the entire VI territory! Crime Stoppers has succeeded beyond all expec tations and the numbers clearly state these facts. CS has: produced 175 arrests recovered 90 illegal weapons recovered $132,227 of stolen property we have approved $127,898 of rewards paid out $54,895 in tip monies, anonymously and brought in anonymous tips at an average of 10 per week. All of this has been accomplished in a community where there was once great fear of retaliation for involvement! every one of us regularly that without our involve ment and participation in identifying crime activity, our public safety is greatly threatened. In addition to our Weekly Media Release, we have many dozens of presentations to the community. CS has kept operating expenses to a minimum. Now, it is time to increase of CS membership and CS volunteer base. We need your involvement! At present we have over 300 members. In the next Year, we need to increase that number to 1,200 to ensure CS continues in making our VI communities safer. We ask that you please join our membership drive. It is our sincere hope that every St. John villa owner or manager; every business owner; and every St. John citizen or frequent visitor sees and understands the great need to keep up the great work of CS in our territory! Our online website at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI. org can further tell you more facts on why we need and should get your support. We would be happy to answer any other questions you might have about CS. A Sincere Thanks for your time and support and its understanding in working with CS against crime. Kind Regards, Bonny Corbeil CS Membership Chair 2013; along with Karen Samuel and Andy Rutnik, St. John volunteer T eam Board of T rustees for Crime Stoppers USVI Our society operates on the principle that we have In an age where some have lost faith in our election system, public leaders and our way of life, some folks continue to express their rights by going to the ballot polls, in hopes of making a difference with their votes. That was the case in California where proposition eight was passed. The people of that state exercised their civic duty and voted their conscious. Because of Obama Administration is urging the Supreme Court to strike it down. This political move strikes at the very heart of our democratic system. Blood, sweat and tears were shed when England denied our right for representation. Now this government is saying that we cant decide for ourselves a course of action. Maybe were not as But theres nothing wrong with good a old-fashioned rule that everyone has a right to vote according to their conscious. The folks that support same sex marriage did a poor job of selling it to the California people. And because they lost, the next step is to have the courts decide. The court system is just one component of our legal entity. It was not designed to subvert the will of the people. Lets pray that the Supreme Court upholds the peoples wishes, not just on principle, but on the very promise that we the people know how to govern ourselves. Right to vote, Emmanuel Prince


St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 15 St. John Tradewinds William Hastie 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. Governor William Hastie may be forgotten by many here but his accomplishments bear remember ing. 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. Back 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. Publishers Note: This article is reprinted in full from a previous edition to correct an editing error resulting from misinformation on the internet. St. John Tradewinds apologizes for the editing change that resulted in inaccurate historical information. William Henry Hastie First Black Governor of the Virgin Islands St. John Tradewinds News Photo William Henry Hastie


16 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 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 TradewindsIt was our best Kids Fest, yet! Our thank yous below do not begin to describe the power of team work. It was our best attended Kids Fest, and most organized thanks to our hard working, motivated families. however we did brake records in food sales. and fries, as well as MJ Foody, his chef who ordered the use of his most valuable fry-o-lator, for without Organic greens were donated by Josephines Greens of Coral Bay Gardens, wine from Premiere Wine & Spirits, beers from St. John Brewers ginger, root and beer, beer. These all made such a wonderful difference. Also to Kati Lady for her generous supply of tables and chairs. So great to get them from just one place! We must thank Dana of Carolina Cor ral and her hard working donkeys which is a big draw each year. Thank you to our community volunteers the fourth year in a row Joyce and Ed Hrebek, Pat sey Chabot and June Mays. All our volunteers were so happy to work for free, some collectively donated $336 worth of cash from their own pockets! And lastScheer. Debra Polucci, St. John Montessori SchoolIn order to survive, thrive and reproduce, human beings must live together in communities and these communities must provide for the basic needs of its individual members. Lincoln said our country is led by a Government of the people, by the people and For over 300 years we have been teaching freedom by example and we have been the envy of the world. Now our government is not meeting the needs of its citizens and it needs your help to evaluate and revise its priorities. A successful sustaining community, whether it is a tribe or a country of a billion people, must provide the following services to its citizens: protection from outside enemies; protection from harm or limitation of individual rights by each other; protection from the effects of large-scale natural and man-made disasters; the willingness to provide every individual the tools necessary, especially education, to survive and thrive and grow; a means to care for the health of the mem bers of the community; and a system to enable the elderly to survive and thrive past the time that they are productive in an economic manner so their wisdom can be shared. Is the United States community succeeding in providing these services to its citizens? The United States is very successfully protecting its citizens from outside enemies, with the exception terrorism. Individual, random acts of terrorism may be impossible to defend against but not so organized terrorism. Three things are necessary to control organized ter the majority of the members of the community that the terrorists belong enjoy the same human rights that we that do. This will minimize the terrorist support from their community. The second is to de-politicalize our national security system so that it is free to concen trate on national security. The third is to eliminate the manufacture of arms and weapons to be used against people as a major sector of our market economy. If we do this we will stop being a threat to people in other communities and ourselves. Our military budget is approximately $570 Billion per year including debt service, this makes up almost 49 percent of the federal budget. This is almost as much as the total military spending for the rest of the world. Is this necessary? The United States provides reasonably good protec tion to individuals from harm by individuals in other sub-groups, but it completely fails to provide protection from harm by individuals within sub-groups from crimes in the marketplace. The large percent of blacks in prison (10 percent of black men in the US are in prison) and the small number of white-collar crimes that are even brought to trial makes our crimi nal justice system appear very race and class biased. The United States provides protection from the devastating effects of natural and man made disasters quite well. At the same time we are treating the environment so badly that we are creating serious problems for future generations to solve if our species is to continue to survive. We Americans add 20 tons of CO2 per person into the atmosphere each year. Almost three times as much as the eight tons per person that Europeans add. Historically as nations become wealthier they begin to environment. In the last few years the leaders of the government of the United States have reversed that trend and has removed environmental protection regulations instead of taking climate change seriously. The United States does a very poor job of giving all members of the group the necessary tools such as education, career and social training to survive, to thrive and participate in the pursuit of happiness. Greg Miller See next weeks St. John Tradewinds for Your


St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 17 ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS Global Warming, Droughts and Wildres Dear EarthT alk: caused by global warming? I thought warming mostly brought David Mossman Albuquerque, NM By throwing the planets climate regulation systems out of whack, global warming is likely to cause more extreme weather events of every kind, including additional cases and more drying and drought in others sometimes within the same region. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading nonthe Earths surface due to global warming accelerates evapotranspiration, an otherwise natural process that takes moisture from land, plants and water bodies and moves it skyward into the atmosphere. In drier regions, evapotrans piration may produce periods normal levels of rivers, lakes and groundwater, and lack of enough soil moisture in agricultural ar tion has declined in the tropics and subtropics since 1970. Southern Africa, the Sahel region of Africa, southern Asia, the Mediterranean, and the U.S. Southwest, for exam Even areas that are typically wet, says the group, can experience long, dry spells between extreme rainy periods. This drying trend is expected to continue through mid-century as the amount of land affected by resources in affected areas are predicted to decline by as much as 30 percent. These changes occur partly because of an expanding atmospher ic circulation pattern known as the Hadley Cell in which warm air in the tropics rises, loses moisture to tropical thunderstorms, and dereported UCS. As jet streams continue to shift to higher latitudes, and storm patterns shift along with them, semi-arid and desert areas The National Wildlife Federation adds The sea level rise expected to accompany global warming as the polar ice caps melt could further complicate matters for water-constrained areas by contaminating critical inland underground freshwater reserves with salt, soported NWF. Another effect of unmitigated global warming will be a increased expansion of burned over areas much of the Western U.S. NWF reported that researchers there are already noticing longer sisting later into the year, and an increased frequency of lightning as thunderstorms are becoming more frequent and severe. over twice as much of todays affected areas across 11 western states by later this century if conservative predictions about warming come true, according to NWF. So, what can be done? NWF stresses that every person can play a role by cutting back on ing, less home heating and cooling, Another way to help is to take into account water use and making a concerted effort to cut back and conserve this most vital of all natural resources. NWF also wants land managers and policymakers to consider global warming when choosing water management strategies to meet multiple demands and to work to protect natural for est and wetland systems that abSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of iStockPhoto warming is likely to cause more extreme weather events other times experience extreme wet weather.


munity to come to common terms Superintendent. We will work to see how we can cooperate for the for visitors and the community at percent reduction in NPS funding, although he expects to avoid any furloughed employees as do most NPS sites. The biggest impact on VINP from sequestration will be the vacant positions which cannot of staff, like shutting the Visitors Center one or two days per week, FitzGerald explained. Were looking at long-term desee the wear and tear on our employees who are doing the jobs of two or three people, but it will be Getting back to his top prior ity of supporting the VINP staff, FitzGerald will place employee safety above all other concerns, he explained. We will do the best job we can said the new VINP Superintendent. The NPS is in the habit of asking employees to do more with less. We are at the point now to decide what are the critical things we Its possible we might have to close the Visitors Center one or two days a week and reduce some going to do is work my employees to death to keep up with projects If there is a situation and you need two rangers to patrol but you only have one, then you dont cant safely do something, it wont be done. We wont let people get Having lived on remote islands before, FitzGerald is fully aware of the dangers of hurricanes and the unique situations faced when the mainland is miles away. One goal here is to get everything done at VINP so our employees can go home and take care of their FitzGerald is also a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, for which he has served 22 years including a one year tour in the Persian Gulf. His wife Mary is due to arrive on St. John shortly, as he settles into island life with his 18-yearold daughter Katie. FitzGerald also has two sons, one living in Florida and the other in Pennsylvania. The new VINP Superintendent has already spent time meeting with staff members and department heads and is impressed with the crew. Im very impressed with the park staff here and their abilFitzGerald. There are a lot of people in this park working their butts off and they deserve more 18 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 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 ArchitectureCrane, 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 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 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 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 VINP Staff Welcomes New Supt. Brion FitzGerald Continued from Page 6 WMA will be rolling out new fees as the authority strives to cover costs for disposing of vehicles, E-devices, tires and other large items on the front end, explained Cornwall. We are proposing to have adEvery car, every E-device and every tire that comes into the territory cant be burned or buried here. We have to ship all of that off island, We want to charge that fee on the front end so it will be an advanced disposal fee and will be built into the cost of the car, for As WMA continues to work to improve conditions at the Susannaberg Transfer Station, the staff at the facility has been doing a commendable job, explained Aubin. Avery Christian and the whole staff up there, considering the budget and the amount of people they have working, they are doing been making big changes in the past six to eight months and we couldnt do that without their hard WMA: Susannaberg Transfer StationContinued from Page 4 ing dedication and solutions for the environment. must be dedicated to carrying out conservation mea sures and handling risks to nature appropriately. Sustainable tourism also embraces recycling and composting methods. Our waste is not trash, it is a ment! What have you done today to help out our environment? Now is the time to start! For a greener tomorrow. Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a Virgin Islands Encontact Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at islandsolarvi@gmail.com.I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Sustainable Tourism Continued from Page 11


St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 19 Friday, March 1 9:20 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/requesting police assistance to remove someone from her residence. Police assistance. 10:06 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/requesting police assistance to retrieve money from her employer and return keys to same. Police assistance. 9:39 p.m. A citizen c/requesting medical assistance in the area of Frank Powell Park. Police assistance. Saturday, March 2 3:44 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance of the peace at Estate Enighed. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. Command with both Carbello Jimenez and Mayben Pegucco de los Santos of Estate Enighed unD.V. Jimenez is also charged with aggravated assault and battery, D.V. No bail was set 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. 6:00 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ that she was threatened by her aunts boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 6:21 p.m. A visitor from Tennessee p/r that his rental vehicle was broken into and $350 was stolen. Grand larceny. 7:32 p.m. A citizen c/r a neighbors alarm sounding in the area of Estate Concordia. Activated alarm. Sunday, March 3 8:14 p.m. A visitor from New Jersey p/r that Varlack Ventures refused him on the ferry and the security guard slammed the gate on his head. Police assistance. Monday, March 4 8:05 a.m. A visitor from Missouri p/r that he lost his drivers license. Lost drivers license. 8:16 a.m. A citizen c/r a domestic situation with her boyfriend. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. T uesday, March 5 9:25 a.m. A visitor from Alabama c/r an acci dental injury in Estate Bethany. Accidental injury. 1:00 p.m. A visitor from Italy p/r that he lost his passport. Lost passport. W ednesday, March 6 4:53 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that her boyfriend is creating a disturbance. Distur bance of the peace. 1:45 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a the Sports Bar. Disturbance of the peace. 4:14 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Boulon Center. Auto collision. 4:20 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that he lost his wallet in the area of Cruz Bay. Lost wallet. 6:06 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident c/r that a minor broke into her residence and assaulted her. Burglary in the third. Command with one minor of Estate Hard Labor He was released into the custody of his parents. Friday, March 8 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve the following crimes. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. St. John On Saturday, March 2, about 4 p.m., a man parked his vehicle in the area of Annaberg. When he returned an hour later, he discovered someone had removed the hard top cover from the passenger side of his silver Jeep Wrangler and stolen $350 from his wallet. St. Thomas On Friday, February 8, about 10:45 p.m., an employee of Texas Pit BBQ was driving his car near the rear parking area of the businesss stor age facility when two armed, masked individuals, wearing all black, pointed what appeared to be an AK-47 in his face and said, Get out of the car, ers then drove away with Texas Pits bank deposit left. Tell us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions. The minimum cash reward for the ar rest of an armed robber is $900 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered. The maximum reward is $2,500.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands DOH Conrms December 2012 Dengue Outbreak St. John Tradewinds Department of Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett on Thursday, March 7, said that a December 2012 investigation into experienced an outbreak during the peak transmission period associated with increased rains. The investigation showed that the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the dengue virus, was found in all but one of 10 schools in St. Croix, according to Plaskett. This investigation suggested that schools were part of a larger without school reporting because only a low proportion of susGeorge Han concluded in the study. Disease Control and Preventions Dengue Branch in Puerto Rico, after a school nurse and others reported a potential increase in cases among staff and students as well as around the community, Plaskett explained. Prior to the investigation, DOH Environmental staff conducted surveillance at public, private and parochial schools on St. Croix and in some instances found windows without screen protection or areas with stagnant water where immature stages of mosquitoes (eggs, larvae, pupae) could be produced and put students at risk. Six schools were randomly selected in addition to the school where the nurse reported the initial cases. Results of the study showed that of 320 participants, 40 of 202 students, or 20 percent, and 20 of 118 staff, or 17 percent, were determined to have had dengue in the three months prior to the investigation which was launched in December. Four students tested positive for two of four dengue virus types (DENV-1 and DENV-4), indicating current infection, according to Han. The other dengue virus types are DENV-2 and DENV-3. Dr Hans full study can be read at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/ preview/mmwrhtml/mm6209a5.htm?s_cid=mm6209a5_w. Dr. Han, who led a team of epidemiologists during the investi gation, said that they also looked at data retrospectively that dealt with suspected dengue cases at Juan F. Luis Hospital. He noted that 194 patients were tested for suspected dengue in While dengue is endemic to this region and DOH had observed an increase in dengue reporting, reliable baseline case counts were unavailable for comparison, according to Han. USVI residents should undertake practices to reduce mosquito production around dwellings and schools and visitors should take DOH has already taken measures to improve dengue surveillance, reporting, and prevention such as: improving the physician reporting from to make it more userfriendly; using mosquito larvicides to treat containers with water that cannot be eliminated in place of fogging; routinely inspecting areas like schools that are prone to have containers that accumulate water and produce mosquitoes; and sponsoring training for healthcare providers to improve the care of patients with dengue.


20 St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 MARCH OF IDES 1 Keanu of The Matrix 7 in Calico (1946 hit) 11 World Cup lover, say heavy to shout! 30 A couple of 31 Big, diverse collection 36 Gets laryngitic 40 Quarterback Manning 43 Parcel (out) long, narrow leaves 48 Dictatorship 51 Greeting statement in Mac ads 54 Road surface stuff 57 Indexing aid 58 Scoop name 66 Roman love god 67 Dog pests 69 PDQ 70 Hit into 74 Verdi heroine 78 West Point freshman 80 Wash up 81 Agrees to participate 83 Hyundai sedan 86 Dwelling 91 Giant of myth 93 African antelope 94 Horn noises 96 To Kill a Mockingbird father Finch 98 Requiring no proof 103 Exploitative type 104 Extend apart 105 In advance of 106 Dry red wine 109 1980s David Hasselhoff series 115 Bruins legend Bobby 116 Made angry 119 Tote around publication unegotistical 133 Most drowsy 134 Marvel superheroes 135 Has the wheel DOWN 1 Senator Harry 3 knew that! 4 By means of 7 Make out of (refute) 9 Dresden cry 10 Etiquette guru Baldrige 11 Fill up fully 14 Dernier (latest thing) 15 Nearly forever 16 Hwys. and blvds. 17 Ides of March date 18 Like Alice (Peter 19 Pianist Peter and a Roman emperor 33 Draw out 34 YouTube clip, for short 37 Author Tan 38 Prioritize again 39 Views rudely 44 Israeli native 45 Mag. staffers 46 Parisian king 47 Go by bicycle 48 Have a bite 51 living! 55 Intro painting class, maybe 59 Amiable 60 Actor Hirsch 61 Cocktail mixers 65 Evaluate 71 Playwriting awards 73 Lemon piece 75 A House a Home One and Coke Zero 77 Hill makers 79 Armed cavalry soldier 83 One thing time 84 Acne bit 85 Ides of March cry 88 Ltr. encloser 89 Rapa (Easter Island) 97 Fancy vase 99 Actress Sommer 100 Levy on real estate 104 Economizes cry) 108 Blot out 110 Harsh light 111 Sanctuary 114 More impolite 117 Hang in there for short St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi 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) 642-3263T uesday, March 12 The fourth Coral Bay Marine Uses Planning Meeting will be Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Guy Benjamin School in Room 6. A glimpse of the Virgin Islands in 1937-38 will be offered at the St. John Historical Societys meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall. 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 for tickets. The St. John Historical Societys monthly activity will be led by member Bruce Schoonover, who will take those interested on a ramble amongst the ruins of the Annaberg sugar factory on Satur day, March 16, at 9 a.m. T uesday, March 19 The Guy Benjamin School will host a PTO meet ing on Tuesday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the school. W ednesday, March 20 The St. John Film SociWednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Cases by the Sea. The suggested donation is $5. Saturday, March 23 The Coral Bay Yacht min School is set for Saturday, March 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at Miss Vies Campground on the East End. The 16th Annual Julius will be Saturday, March 23, at Caneel Terrace, Caneel Bay. Thursday, March 28 Green Thursday: Renewable energy sources (sun, wind, wave). Panel Discussion and hands on demonstrations for ways to lower your WAPA bill. This island sustainable series will be at GHSs Upper Campus Atrium, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30 Everyone is invited to come out to Newfound Bay and help clean up the shoreline while enjoying a raft up party with live music on Saturday, March 30. Saturday, May 18 The Animal Care Centers spring fundraiser Wagapalooza will be Saturday, May 18, at the Cruz Bay. Sally Furlong and Viky Becker are co-chairs for the event.


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HH-TW 3.11.2013 A.indd 1 3/7/13 10:15 AM St. John Tradewinds, March 11-17, 2013 23 St. John Montessori School Raises $15,000 at Flame and Fusion Event St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Eliza Magro School founder Debra Polucci, above, greets the crowd, right, at the Flame and Fusion dinner auction, which included silent auction items, left.ings. Montessori is the perfect balance for them to reach outside of the norm while While small, the school has a strong support base in parents and boasts teachers who do more than expected, Tarta added. The entire parent body is fantastic and said. Our teachers, Trish Stalter and Susan Wakelee and headmistress Debra Polucci, go above and beyond every single day. They go well beyond what is expected, including helping out with transportation and chaper Also, the whole community has really Marc Kaye of Aqua Bistro, whose son used to attend the school, has been a huge supporter of the school for the past three While helping to raise much needed funds, the March 2 Flame and Fusion dinner also helped to spread awareness about St. John Montessori School, Tarta added. A huge part of why were spending so much time fundraising this year is to raise money, but also to make people aware of the Tarta thanked the many volunteers, vendors, donors and guests who supported the event including Terlato Wines through Premiere Wines & Spirits, Concordia EcoResort, Mr. Wonderful, St. John Catering, R&I Patton, David Laab and Greg Kinslow Band. We also thank the many restaurants, businesses, volunteers and service providers Continued from Page 8


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