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St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 3 Thursday, Mar. 21stINDEX Crime Stoppers ...................19 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 To the Rescue .....................10Two St. John Men Convicted for Transporting Illegal Immigrants the shortest parade in the Caribbean at high noon on Saturday, March 16, in Slainte By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John residents Davidson Alfred, 49, and Lamorthe Delva, 44, convicted on March 5 in District Court of transporting illegal immigrants. The two were nabbed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection End beach where a vessel carrying 30 Haitians was spotted the previous night, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. Alfred drove around a road block that morning and forced stop him, according to the report. For that offence, he was convicted of an additional charge of assault with a deadly weapon on a A group of Haitian immigrants waded to shore on the East End the night of November 1 and waited in brush until the next morning around 11 a.m. when Alfred and Delva arrived in a silver Ford Explorer, according to the V.I. Daily News report, which cited court documents. A man from the group of immigrants approached the Ford Explorer and then the man, two women and two children entered the car and began driving toward Cruz Bay, according to the report. area responding to a report of individuals spotted in the area wear ing wet clothing and carrying large bags, according to the V.I. Daily News report. in the Coral Bay area, which Alfred attempted to drive around, their weapons, according to the report. Once the vehicle stopped, Delva jumped out, climbed a wall and arrested on a warrant, according to the V.I. Daily News report. Delva and Alfred are scheduled to be sentenced in District Court on June 6.St. John Goes Green for St. Patricks DaySt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With two full time talented glass artists on staff, Mariel Bass and Greg Lee, there is certainly no shortage of impressive artwork fashioned from recycled glass coming out of Maho Bay Campground. Visiting artist Charles Lowrie, however, brought the glass studio to a whole new level recently. Lowrie wrapped up a three week stint as visiting glass artist at Maho Bay on Saturday, March 16, but not before wowing campers and St. John residents alike. Five nights a week, Lowrie, Lee and Bass, entertained huge crowds gathered to watch the glass blowing demonstration. Far from just twirling a few rods around, the created sculptural whales, bonsai cled glass before their eyes. Originally from Oregon, Lowrie initially got interested in glass through his passion for music. I started as a musician playhad glasses toned to play different songs and I wanted to recreate andinstrument invented by Benjamin prenticeship under James Windsler, where he perfected the art of repairing and recreating differ ent glass apparatus for labs. From there he found the oldest private glass studio in Oregon, The Adler Ocean, and a love affair was born. The artist traveled the globe, working with and alongside such greats as West Coast master Dale Chihuly. In 1998 he met Italian Maestro Pino Signoretto and beMurano, Italy. These days, Lowrie prefers creating what he calls sacred sculpexplained. Im just making sacred objects and traditional techniques and I really enjoyed learning all these cool, mind-blowing tricks. But I realized that I had more to say as I realized some artists are more about an economic mechanism, but theres not much soul searching of pulling the veil over your eyes, I lift up the veil to transcend any uncomfortable situations. I work When hes not traveling as a guest artist, Lowrie has called Hawaii home lately. After wrapping up his stint at Maho last week, he was due to spend a few weeks in Tortola and will host a show at Brandywine Estates on March 27. For more information on Lowries work check out www. transcensions.com4 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 Guest Glass Artist Charles Lowrie Wows Crowds at Maho Bay Camps 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! SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As an instructor of sustainable event management at Temple University, Harith Wickrema teaches students all about the business of sustainability. As the owner of Eco Serendib Villa in Estate Fish Bay, Wickrema is putting those lessons to actual business use and striving to make a difference on St. John. And now, the eco-friendly luxury villa is helping to ensure that the North Shore of St. John stays just where it is. The Eco Serendib Beach Restoration Project began with a pilot program last year when Friends of VINP, with funding from Wickremas Eco Serendib Villa, worked with local plant ecologist and owner of Virgin Forest Restorara along the shoreline at Maho Bay and Cinnamon Bay beaches. Ray, working with former VINP Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon, drew up plans for plantings under the Eco Serendib Beach Restoration Project. Well be planting native trees such as sea grape, nothing nut, or ange manjack, black torch and bar restore plant species native to the Virgin Islands while discouraging invasive exotics. Vigorous natives We will create areas of shade and new walkways to ensure foot said Ray. Guests of Eco Serendib will also be able to participate in the efforts including tours, demonstrations and even hands-on plantRay planted numerous seagrape trees and other native plants at Maho Bay and Cinnamon Bay under the pilot project last year. We learned a lot through the have a better idea of what works and what were dealing with as far as watering and pests go. For instance, we know that white-tailed Ray plans to protect the newly planted seagrape trees from deer by covering the plantings with he explained. Following up on last years successful pilot program, Wickrema presented a roughly $14,000 check to Friends of V.I. National Park executive director Joe Kessler last week. This latest contribution to the Eco Serendib Beach Restoration Project will ensure that the program continues as Ray plans to North Shore beaches Hawksnest, Trunk, Cinnamon, Maho and Francis Bays in the next several months. Being able to get the funding St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 5 Eco Serendib Villa Funding Beach Resoration Project 340-693-8141 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott ecologist Gary Ray. Continued on Page 18
St. John Tradewinds day, March 10, sponsored by the St. John Yacht Club, challenged its competitors with moderate northwest winds and wide variety of tide and wave conditions The prevailing east wind dictates that we almost direction with the long spinnaker reach along the Barnett, a member of the race committee. This year we sent them counterclockwise and the spinnakers were out early as the racers passed Cruz Bay and Spectators were treated to the beautiful sight of a colorful full spinnakers powering some of the boats along. tered the Drake Channel for the long run to the northwest end of St. John. In the channel, the racers had to tack frequently and encountered varying wave action and currents. The tacking duels in Drakes Channel created separation between the boats as they beat down the St. John Yacht Club Commodore Jim Swan. The winner of the Cees de Graaff trophy for the fastest elapsed time was Three Harkoms with Tim Snow at the helm assisted by strategist Chris Thompson. They covered the 22.5 mile course in a time of 4:08:53. Three Harkoms spinnaker class. The spinnaker class was hotly contested with some of the areas most successful racers vying for top honors. The winner was Chuck Pesslers Desperado followed by MT with Mike Feierbend at the helm assisted by Sarah Swan. Third place went to Comfortably Numb captained by Marston Winkles. The special prize of a $400 haulout allowance determined by a drawing went to the winner of the spinnaker class, Desperado. Most of the entrants in Around St. John were planning to be back competing this past weekend in the on Sunday, March 17. The next St. John Yacht Club race will be the Commodores Cup on May 4 and 5, jointly sponsored with the Coral Bay Yacht Club and the Nauti Yacht Club.6 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Lightening is an adult cat who would make a great addition to your family. He loves other cats and people and will just curl up in your lap for a cat nap. www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 For sales contact Dave Conroe (email@example.com) For rental contact Cimmaron Property Mgt. (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Northwest Winds Challenge Sailors in 40th Annual Around St. John Race St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jim Furneaux on Sunday, March 10. The winning crew of Desperado celebrates at the awards party.
St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 7 St. John Tradewinds resident. Jonathan Wheeler, 34, died at the bubbly pool on Saturday, March 9, after trying to rescue a friend who had fallen off rocks nearby. A second rescue Wheeler. BVIs Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour and the Conservation and Fisheries Department advised the general public to avoid swimming in or near the bubbly pool, located at Diamond Cay on Jost Van Dyke near Taboo, until further notice. After St. Thomas Mans DeathSt. John Montessori Students Study T aino Culture with Help from Friends of VINPSt. John Montessori School elementary students plant a young kapok tree at Cinnamon If You Purchased and/or Paid for Flonase or Generic Flonase A Class Action Settlement Could Affect You A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit regarding the prescription nasal spray Flonase. The lawsuit claims that the seller of Flonase violated state laws by delaying the availability of generic versions of Flonase. The seller is SmithKline Beecham Corporation doing business as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). GSK denies it has done anything wrong but agreed to the Settlement to resolve the controversy and to avoid the cost and expense of further litigation. No one is claiming that Flonase or its generic equivalent is unsafe or ineffective. Who is included? You are a Consumer Class Member if you: generic equivalents, generic Flonase (uticasone propionate nasal spray) if you were: (a) An uninsured consumer who paid the entire cost of the prescription, or (b) An insured consumer who made a co-payment or other partial out-of-pocket payment, or paid the entire cost because you had not met a deductible amount under your health plan. What does the Settlement Provide? to settle all claims in the lawsuit brought on behalf of consumers and health insurers known as ThirdTo make sure their payments were approximately Call Toll-Free: 1-800-549-1836 Visit: www.FlonaseSettlement.com Legal Notice may receive payments from or contribute payments to the Class Settlement Fund. Class Counsel will ask the Court to award attorneys fees in an amount not to exceed onethird of the Settlement Fund, plus interest, litigation expenses and incentive payments to the Class Representatives. After these deductions and Settlement Fund will be distributed pro rata to Class Members. What can I get from the Settlement? The amount of money you are eligible to receive will depend on how much you paid for Flonase and generic Flonase and on how much other Class How do I get a payment? Submit a Claim Form by August 15, 2013. See below. What are my other rights? If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement. The exclusion deadline is May 3, 2013. If you stay in the Settlement you will not be able to sue GSK for any claims relating to the Settlement. You will be bound by all the Courts orders. However, if you stay in the Settlement, you may object to it by May 3, 2013. The Court will hold a hearing on June 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. to consider whether to approve the Settlement and a request for attorneys fees, expenses and incentive awards. The Court has appointed attorneys to represent the Class. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own expense. St. John Tradewinds Thanks to a grant from the Friends of V.I. National Park, elementary students at the St. John Montessori School have been doing an in depth study of the Taino culture as a part of the Montessori curriculum studies of early civilizations. The grant provided funds to purchase the book, Taino Pre-Columbiperusing. After this introduction to Taino pottery and culture, the class recently made a visit to the museum at Cinnamon Bay. Their purpose was to see artifacts of the Taino people that used to live there. VINP Education Specialist Laurel Brannick visited St. John Montessori School in preparation for the trip and brought with her some ancient pottery pieces, zemi replicas, and other artifacts that the children were able to hold and examine closely. At Cinnamon Bay, Brannick explained to the students how the Taino people used what they found in their environment to meet their material and spiritual needs. She emphasized the spirituality of the people and their beliefs. The students experienced the process involved in washing artifacts found at the archaeology site at Cinnamon Bay and then tried to identify what they had washed by comparing them with artifacts inside the museum. Their Taino studies will continue throughout the spring. The Taino pottery with the help of Annie Casewell and additional Friends of VINP funding. The class had learned that the Taino used kapok trees to make canoes and drums. Their teacher Susan Wakelee happened to have a young kapok tree which needed a permanent home and the class was allowed to plant it at Cinnamon, not far from the museum.
8 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 St. John Tradewinds This month I decided to take inspiration from the V.I. Audubon Societys plant sale. There were so many wonderful herbs to choose from. So here are a few recipes using what we have available on the island to work with to make some delicious and fresh tasting dishes. Basil used with tomatoes and mozzarella Basil and T omato Granita Serves 8 as an appetizer About 4 cups very ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 tsp salt 1 Tbsp sugar 1 clove garlic 1 Tbsp ground black pepper 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 bunch basil leaves Place tomatoes and all other ingredients except basil in a bowl. Pulse in blender in batches, then strain through a sieve. Shred basil and stir through mixture. Place sided metal tray in freezer to chill. Pour mixture into tray and cover with cling wrap. Freeze until the mixture is frozen at edges and slushy in the middle. Take a fork and break the ice into smaller crystals. Return to freezer and repeat process, breaking up the ice every 30 minutes, about three times or so until the mixture is frozen and the texture of snow. Serve in a stemmed glass with fresh basil leaves. The quick method is to freeze the mixture in ice cube trays and then blitz in the food processor just before serving. Its a bit slushier that way, but still yummy and refreshing! Sorrel Pecan Crusted Salmon with Sorrel Sauce Serves 4 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 tsp minced shallots 1 1/2 tsp fresh lime zest 2 cups sorrel leaves Dash of Dijon mustard 1 oz. butter Preheat oven to 350. Oil a baking sheet or line with waxed paper. Coat tard and top with chopped nuts. Bake in oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. butter until translucent. Add the sorrel leaves and wilt slightly. Pour in the cream and reduce until the sauce coats the back of a spoon. Add the lime zest. Sorrel has a lot of oxalic acid and the color taints easily. Do not use an aluminum pan or a cast iron pan, or you will get a metallic taste and grey color! Mint Chicken T agine Serves 4 1 Tbsp oil 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 6 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp each ground coriander, cumin and cayenne Pinch of ground cinnamon 2 cups water 2 cups garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup diced canned tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 lemon, quartered and sliced 2 Tbsp lemon juice 4 chicken thighs, skinned and separated 2 chicken breasts, skinned and cut crosswise 2 cups green beans 2 cups sliced carrots 1/4 cup fresh mint Heat oil in large pot. Add onion, garlic and ginger and cook until tender. Add the paprika and the garbanzo beans, tomatoes, cilantro, lemon and juice and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add salt and peppered chicken pieces. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add carrots and water to cover, if necessary. Cook for 10 minutes. Add beans Transfer to a serving dish and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with fresh mint and a touch more lemon juice. Rosemary native to Mediterranean, Pork T enderloin with Rosemary and Garlic Serves 2 7 oz. pork tenderloin Sprig of fresh rosemary www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 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; email@example.com and see ID#23936306 at www.forsalebyowner.com BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Continued on Page 18 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Cooking with Herbsby Mares Crane
St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 9 Check out the latest work by St. John artist Rick Hathaway at Now and Zen in Cruz Bay on Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m. Hathaway will be showing his recycled art sculptures and will be donating 40 percent of his proceeds to the environmental conservation organization Seacology. Call Now and Zen at 776-1989 for more information.Rick Hathaway Art Show March 22The 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 24, is Dan Zuckergood, who will present Singing in Harmony: Songs That Move Our Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.Zuckergood Speaking at UU Meeting Happy Holidays! EASTER BRUNCHTreat your family to a special time together with a delicious seaside buet featuring sumptuous displays of freshly prepared breads, fruits, vegetables, seafood and local specialties plus omelette, carving, wae, yogurt and cold salad stations, topped o by a grand dessert display.BEACH C AF RE STAU R ANT S UNDAY, MA R CH : AM : P M PER PER SON CHILDR EN AGES HALF PR ICE CHILDR EN AGES AND UNDER EAT FR EE RESER VATIONS HIGHLY R ECOMMENDED EXT. WR-Easter Brunch TW3.13.indd 1 3/15/13 1:02 PM Join the Johns Folly Learning Institute as it celebrates 17 years at an anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. The celebration will feature performances by JFLI students and a full spread of food and drinks. The afternoons keynote speaker sil Ottley Jr. Dont miss this celebration of learning and resiliency on Satur day, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. at JFLI in Estate Johns Folly.JFLI Celebrates 17 Years on April 6Services for the Moravian mid-week Lenten services will begin at 7 p.m on March 20 at Open Air Bethany Moravian Mid-Week Lenten Services St. John Tradewinds News Photo fundraiser.
10 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 St. John Tradewinds Greetings from the members of St. John Rescue. After months of anticipation, our oxygen generator has arrived. With the use of a large truck provided by Westin Resort and Villas, we were able to move the 1,500-pound piece of equipment from the Boyson lot to our headquarters in Estate Pastory. Many thanks to Rotary Club of St. John, and in particular John Fuller, for spearheading the fundraising efforts that provided the funding for this much needed piece of equipment. Electrician Chris Meyer has offered to make the electrical connections for us. Once the generator is connected to a power source, we will be able to invite a representa tive of the manufacturer, OGSI, to travel to St. John and train our members on the proper use and maintenance of the oxygen generator. Once up and running, St. John Rescue and government emer gency services providers will start saving money because St. John Rescue will be providing them with medical grade oxygen right here on St. John. No need to travel to St. Thomas or St. Croix for oxygen. On Sunday, March 10, you may have noticed two crashed vehicles near the triangle in Coral Bay. No fear. Our Coral Bay Deputy Chief John Fitzgerald (Fitz) set up these vehicles so the members of St. John Rescue could train on an actual situation with live patients. Fitz orchestrated the entire made up to look like they were really involved in a terrible crash. were in various stages of trauma. Our responders took care of all Attending the training were Fitz, Mark Maunder, Maya MatthewsSterling, Amy Raymond, Darrell Tasman, Bob Malacarne, Randy Fish, Lloyd Prince, Chai Tetirick, Preston Pollock, Ann McCrave and Jamie Brown. At our annual meeting on March 7 the following members were elected to the Board of Directors: President: Shay Copeland Vice President: Amy Raymond Secretary: Ann McCrave Treasurer: Andi Vacharat Chief: Pete Hassen arne CPR classes continued in the month of March. Several National Park Service rangers participate in CPR and First Aid training. St. John Rescue will host another excellent instructor from the states soon. Lee Singer, RN from Rhode Island, will return to conduct classes on trauma response. We are always searching for St. John residents to join our ranks. We provide plenty of training in St. John Rescue training on a recent Sunday morning. Members were conducting a critique of the St. John Tradewinds News Photo WhatToDo-VI.comFREE APP *USE WIFI TO DOWNLOAD To The Rescue Oxygen Generator Has Arrived INCIDENTSFebruary 12 to Ajax Peak for a female in distress February 13 to Coral Bay February 16 to the Westin for an event February 23 Eight Tuff Miles February 23 to Coral Bay for a female with severe heat exhaustion February 23 to Bordeaux for a female with a sprained ankle February 24 to Oppenheimer for an event February 26 to Cinnamon Bay Campground for a female experiencing stroke like symptoms. Continued on Page 18
St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 11 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A huge crowd packed the secFriday evening, March 8, for the Fine Art Gallery. Boulon showcased her latest works, inspired by the shared beauty of Japanese and Caribbanese aesthetics, including Trunk off as a fundraiser for the St. John School of the Arts. Caribbanese show of the season was St. John ceramic artist Kaye es to support SJSA. Tish OConnell won Boulons painting while Larry Lipsky and two ceramic pieces. The evening featured an original dance performance inspired SJSA instructors Kim Wild and Jude Woodcock and performed by SJSA students. The night also featured music by Michael Banzhaf and Katha Ricciardi as well as food prepared by Chef Andy Marcellin of Star son.Former VI Lottery Ofcial ArrestedSt. John Tradewinds V.I. Department of Justice ofarrest of Loriel Weeks, a former acting supervisor of the Vir gin Islands Lottery St. Thomas of burglary, arson, embezzlement and grand larceny. On March 11, Superior Court Judge Kathleen McKay issued an arrest warrant based upon an rector of Special Investigations James McCall. The arrest is the result of a criminal investigation by the V.I. Department of Justice into the reported break-in and vault ing hours of March 13, 2010. The investigation revealed that about 5 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010, Loriel Weeks, male, entered the St. Thomas door using the keys to gain entry. While inside, Weeks and/or her accomplice opened the vault containing lottery cash proceeds by using the combination, set vault, then immediately left the from which they entered and relocked the exterior shutters. Three lottery bags and in excess of $60,000 in cash were discovered missing from the vault. The investigation further revealed that Weeks was one of only two persons who had both the combination to the vault, and the only one of the two that also shown on the surveillance secuwith the keys and leaving after Days before the incident, Lottery Director Conrad Francois transferred Weeks from the cies occurring in the St. Thomas 2010 was Weeks last day at that Judge McKay placed Weeks on $10,000 bail.Boulon Wraps up Caribbanese Series with The Sea Open Sat. 8 a.m. to 12 noon / Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon Located at Git Hill & Centerline Road, across from the Transfer StationStay up to date on IGBA events at www.facebook.com/IslandGreenBuildingAssociation pounds of waste kept out of local landlls, and counting... Make spring cleaning protable!Donate your gently used home items to the ReSource Depot for a TAX CREDIT A GREEN THURSD A YS SEMIN A R, PA R T OF T HE ISL A ND SUS TA INA BILI T Y SERIES Join us for a forum on renewable energy and water and energy conservation Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. Git Hill School Upper Campus atrium crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 The islands premier magazine. Parrotsh VillasVacation Rentals & Property ManagementLocated at the Cocoloba Shops, In the Heart of Coral Bay Offering the Highest Quality, Affordable Rentals & Excellence in Property Management & Booking Since 2005Looking for a vacation rental or manager for your property? CALL US AT 340-775-1489 opening.St. John Tradewinds News Photo
12 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 E nergy C onservation W orkshopFor more information contact: Carmen Wesselhoft Hedrington at 693-1587, email@example.com 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: ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY SERIES LAST THURSDAY GHS UPPER CAMPUS ATR IUM GREEN THURSDAYS Git Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program, in coordination with the Island Green Building Association and NOAA are sponsoring monthly seminar series focusing 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Barry Devine, IGBA Executive Director: email@example.com March 28, 2013: Renewable Energy Alternatives. Panel discussion of professionals answering the most important questions on economics, suitability, and eciency of sun, wind, and water quality systems. 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 ...Developing alternative renewable energy sources have benets that go beyond environmental health; they improve personal health...and encourage our nations economic viability. Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) Last Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. St. John Tradewinds ing on St. John. behind the beach. The building closest to the beach was used as a dormitory for ten men and the other building was the dining and kitchen area. The sharks rels and shipped to the States for processing Mr. Stephen C. Edwards, our late island historian, reported the above as a result of an interview with Robert OConnor Sr. on June 1, 1987. The second incident occurred in February of 1974 and was reported in the St. John Drum by Janet Boyte. Tom Wherry and his family had moved from Chimeans of supporting his family. He bought and refur bished the sunken ferry boat St. John. Wherry spent His plan was to catch 50 shark a day in St. John waters and process them at Red Hook in a screened enclosure with tables and knives for cutting up sharks, big barrels for the shark oil, and a walk-in freezer for storage. Wherry had a mile long quarter-inch steel cable with 500 hooks and a big winch. He trained for two weeks at Key West on a shark boat. There was a demand for sharks, it seems, and every part of the crea ture was put to use. Wherry kept his sharks alive and thrashing about on deck until he got to Red Hook, then hed slaughter them quickly at the processing plant. Shark steaks are a great delicacy, and the rest of the meat is cut and Shark teeth are used for jewelry and the liver oil has are particularly in demand by Oriental restaurants for high grade leather for boots, purses, and the like. Wherry spent three months traveling all over the States contacting purchasers and arranging for shipment of his products, as well as obtaining materials and know-how for his venture. In 2007 the New Yorker reported on the Sea Shepherd Society led by Paul Watson; founded to protect the worlds marine life from the destructive habits and voracious appetites of humankind. He initially concentrated on the whaling industry followed by the protest of clubbing baby seals and soon all of the animal rights people were behind them. In the Galapagos National Park, one of the largest marine protected areas in the world was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Danger List because of the hundreds of thousands of sharks killed there annually. Sharks have suffered catastrophic declines in populaThe New York Times reported on March 6, 2011, that shark Chris Lowe, a shark specialist and a professor of marine biology at California State University at Long shark organ in demand in the 1930s. Professor Lowe said that the popularity of shark liver oil depleted whose livers are rich in Vitiman A. pensive. It can sell for nearly $800 for a 1.6 pound bag. Both of these St. John operations failed. We need to continue to foster research on our shark habitat here as well as to continue a healthy respect for this generally under appreciated species and forget the unfounded fears usually associated with them.Sharking on St. John St. John Tradewinds property tax bills have been returned to the Tax AsTax Assessor Ira Mills last week reminded property owners, particularly those who have their mail delivered to a physical address, to make sure the Virgin Islands property owners who are using a physical address for mail delivery are asked to to them by the U.S. Postal Service. Property owners can pay their 2011 bill and take advantage of early payment discounts even if they have not received their bill in the mail. 2011 Property Tax Bills Returned Due To Incorrect Address
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds and commanding views with the latest in eco-friendly design, without skimping on luxury. This two bedroom, one and a half bath villa located in Estate Hansen Bay is for sale for $1.75 million, explained Islandia Real Estate broker associate Karye Carney. Dove Cottage is nestled on a knoll with dual bay views to the British Virgin Islands and Sir Francis Drake Channel to the north and St. Croix to the south. Located on the remote East End of St. John, Dove Cottage truly feels a world away from it all, yet is only a few minutes drive to the charming town of Coral Bay, explained Carney. Whats cool about the property is its remote location with spellbinding views, but with easy paved road access and located just 15 minutes from restauIslandia Real Estate broker associate. The level site is spectacular and allows for further expansion of the eco-luxury vacation rentals with solar power on St. The home was carefully designed by the owner to maximize views and breezes, while ensuring har pool, an expansive deck and several patios and balco nies help to blend indoor and outdoor living at Dove Cottage. The master bedroom is found upstairs with a large screened porch offering a birds eye view of the pool and patio deck. Soak up the views and relish in the cooling trade winds from the upstairs master bedroom, complete with custom mahogany pocket doors. exposed beam ceiling. The main living area encapsulates a comfortable living room, elegant dining room and a casual kitchen. A guest bedroom and a half bath are also located on the lower level. Step from the charming great room outside to the spacious patio and pool area. Nearby a gently sloped garden area beckons for an afternoon with a good book. With loungers, daybeds and hammocks found around the half-acre property, Dove Cottage invites you to relax in style, while feeling good about the recycling process. For more information on Dove Cottage call Islandia Real Estate broker associate Carney at (340) 5131960. St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 13 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 Dove Cottage Offers Eco-Friendly Living in Luxury 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 consciousness with Cottage in Estate Hansen St. John Tradewinds News Photos
On one side of the world, people are dying because of cultural wars, land disputes and ethnic cleansing. On the other side, people who live in a free country with economic opportunities are killing themselves. Issues such as job losses, family strifes, workplace struggles and intimidation at school have taken its toll. Overburdened with pain, folks turn to various substances to cope, but ultimately some choose death. How can we prevent such senseless tragedies? Sometimes its hard to know who is hurting. People walk around smiling and laughing, apparently keeping things together. But inside, insecurities are tearing them apart. For many, the bills are piling up, relationships are strained, the future looks bleak and nobody seems to listen or care anymore. We each hide away in our own world, pretending that someone or something will save us. And when that doesnt happen, taking out your anger on others and yourself appears to be your only option. There are scores of books, preachers and organizations that talk about not giving up, reprogramming But honestly, the dark moments in your life can overshadow many good intentions. Its hard to be positive when your plans dont turn out right, your health has gotten worse, you have more month than money and youre feeling lonely. In order to get something, you should give. But its love when youre not being loved. Its impossible to say an encouraging word when you feel empty. And no one wants to be a fake. People genuinely want to be real with their emotions, but are afraid to express themselves. So we continue to play this game until the bubble bursts and on, folks end up covering things up again. Depression is hitting the young people who should have a bright future to look forward to. And it is hitting the older ones who should have the victories of the past to build on. But somehow, we have lost the true meaning of life. We have lost the perspective on material things, items that will rust, lose value and be thrown away. We have lost perspective on relationships. Some are for a moment and some last a lifetime. And our perspective on emotions, our upbringing, the people around us and the circumstances that push and pull at 14 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: st2012Homicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Stabbings: 0 Rapes: 1 2013-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsIts time for the Donkey Diner to address a rumor in the small community of Coral Bay. A former manager (irrationally motivated by the warnings of the local health department to keep animals away from the building) acted to harm our animal friends but was not successful. former managers violent actions labeled the Donkey Diner as an animal-hating establishment that should not be supported by the local community. The owner, manager and employees wish to express that the individual responsible for this behavior has been terminated. Donkey Diner employees love to see our active animal community thrive around us. the family of chickens who call our backyard their home, to the donkeys and goats who visit us every day to say hello. Donkey Diner employees are animal lovers. We invite you to taste the award-winning food, exceptional value and good times as we continue to feed the community and respect the environment around us. Chris CastGlobal warming and change of weather do not scare us, please. It is a general knowledge that burning of organic material is deleterious for human health. The dirtier is the fossil material we burned, the more damaging solution that we should try to limit the burning and use replacement sources of the polluting energy. Currently available non-burning energy sources are wind, sun and nuclear power. Unfortunately, the wind and solar power are only complementary sources of energy because of their timing which requires massive additional expenses to store the electric energy in order to be available in the time when there is no wind or sun. The only basic, always available source of energy to replace burning is obviously nuclear power. The environmentalists are unnecessarily trying to bon dioxide. This theory is not in agreement with the historical data; there is no correlation between the level of car bon dioxide and variation of the global temperature and of course explanation of the natural disasters. There is actually no reason to argue about the effects of burning the fossil fuels burning is unhealthy and cutting of trees is wrong, but we do not have to scare people with a weakly based additional lack of water etc. Z. Hruza DepressionContinued on Next Page
eration for The St. John Land Conservancy and its been a long and busy one. We set up the organization, printed agreements, did the research and talked, talked, talked. Slowly the word is being spread about The St. John Land Conser vancys mission of preserving the islands most precious natural resource, its land. Currently we are informing folks, who are St. John property owners, their land conservancy options via mailings, news articles, brochures, and our website. To our generous contributors Thank You! The St. John Land Conservancy is able to accomplish its mission because of our supporters generous contributions of time and funding. Preserving land forever is a treasure for future generations. Our extra special thanks to Mike Walsh and his team at The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands located on St. Croix and John Garrison of the Trust for Public Lands, whose encouragement and ongoing counsel has been critical to our success. Also to Mark Hardgrove, former Superintendent of the VINP, St. John, and a positive and strong inAs President of the organiza tion it has been my responsibility to get a feel for whats important to people who make St. John their home and to meet with landowners interested in conservation. Ive learned that each landowners situation is unique; each has their own vision and wishes for the future of their land. I notice how fast St. John is changing. A lot of this change is slowly eliminating our open spaces. More roads and bigger houses, ever more restrictions and private access only has made St. John today hardly recognizable from the St. John I enjoyed during our familys time here in the 1960s. At this rate very little of the islands natural lands will be left in 50 years or so. Will any be left at all? If we dont preserve our lands, it will soon be too late to save whats left of this small islands unspoiled land and historical and cultural heritage. The Conservancy was initially Haulover from development. But whats next for us? The St. John Land Conservancy is committed to preserving St. John land for perpetuity. We are here to listen to and help any property owner who is interested in protect ing their property. We currently have some exciting projects on the table and are expanding our orgaforward to our next year! The USVI Government rewards property owners who preserve their land in the form of lower property taxes. If you have historical and/or natural land and you are concerned about its future, if you have any questions, or are inter ested in knowing more about how a conservation easement can protect your land and help you, please visit our web site stjohnlandcon servancy.org Or contact us directly at info@ stjohnlandconservancy.org Thank you and enjoy your beautiful St. John day! Lauren Mercadante, President, St. John Land ConservancySt. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 15 Letters To St. John Tradewindsour emotions all day. We get sad, angry and frustrated because folks try to bully us in or der to achieve their agenda. And we try to be nice and work with them. In the end, we end up beall these emotions and maintain a healthy mental balance. Sometimes we do end up losing it and say or act in ways that are not appropriate. In my life, Jesus Christ is the answer, but only if His life and teachings are lived out through my family and friends. You see, I need people who genuinely love, laugh, protect, encourage and forgive, folks who want to share in the hurt and pain of life Then from their strength, I can weather the storm. Dont give me politically correct words; tell me the truth, that things will work out, we just have to give it time. The truth is, today things might be a little dark. But holding onto hope, love, faith and honest family and friends, you and I can live. Sunshine and rain, Emmanuel Prince Continued from Previous PageDepression
16 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 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 achievements of our education system lag far behind other many countries on all areas except for the education of the very upper levels of society. Seven countries have literacy rates that are higher than the US Fourteen countries have higher test results in science skills in grade 12 than the US. Our universities while the rising cost of higher education has limited the availability for many poor and middle class students of an advanced education. The base level of health care, measured by infant mortality (40 countries out of 225 have lower rates than the US), average life span (48 countries out of 100 have a longer average life span) and harm caused by treatment (over 100,000 Americans die each year because of medical errors), is far from an acceptable level to be viewed as an example of a successful health care system. The life span of Americans is no longer increasing, it is beginning to decrease. In the early 1990s the United States government made the decision to place the responsibility for the nations health care on the market place, via private insurance. There is little doubt that the quality of health care in this country had deteriorated markedly since this decision was made. In the 1930s a social security system was developed to provide for a safety net to enable individuals to survive past their productive years. The system has the extent that it is on the verge of bankruptcy. This is happening even though a large percentage of the workers in this country pay no taxes other than to fund this program. The possible failure of the Social Security system to provide the an acceptable level of service and the inability of the government of the United States to provide an honest market system for individuals to invest in has seriously inhibited the ability of this country to care for the elderly. laws were passed to prevent the insiders in business, which were mostly the managers and owners from taking advantage of the outsiders, who were mostly the workers. Beginning in the 1980s these laws have been slowly but steadily repealed. The repeal of these controls has resulted in a huge transfer of wealth from the outsiders, the workers, to the insiders. The S&Ls were deregulated in 1982 dur ing the Regan administration. By the late 1980s the FDIC had paid out over $600 billion of tax payers money to make up for bank losses caused by failed speculation and fraud. For a Capitalistic Democracy to function property there has to be a balance between the success of CapiA two party system can be an excellent method to provide the tension necessary for a successful large democratic community. Individual human beings need the community to survive and thrive and are willing to contribute to the needs of the community when they perceive they need the community. It is very easy for individual human beings to forget or ignore the needs of the community when they perceive that they no longer need the community to survive and thrive. Human beings have proven over and over that they require reasonable rules and regulations to provide external boundaries their behavior. Allowing those especially successful in the system of capitalism to run amuck to the detriment of the majority of the members of the community is not only dysfunctional over the long term, it is not nice. By placing what is good for capitalism above the welfare of its citizens on the hier archy of values the Unites States is risking just becoming just a stepping-stone in the progress of humanity. Our world is changing very rapidly. It was many thousands of years between the agricultural revolution and the industrial revolution. My Grandfather was born before the automobile was in common us and he lived to watch men walk on the moon on TV. The growth of humanity is continuing to acceler ate, our lives are getting busier and more complex by the day. International corporations, radio, television, the internet, spiritual growth, and exponential rate of growth in the human population are all both teaching us and forcing us to learn to live together as a species. members of families, groups, countries, religions, and political parties after that. The owner of a dirty coal and his grand children will have to live with the consequences of his actions just as ours will. Societies have made great advances in the past; only to decline and eventually fail and very often failure was caused by apathy and an inability to imagine problems and their solution. Because of the acceler ated rate of change that we are experiencing there is no doubt that the 21st century will bring us to next great revolution in human being. We must elect leaders who will consider all the consequences when making decisions. Their decisions will affect not only our lives but also the rest of world and future generations. If we continue to elect leaders who make wrong other system that will better provide for the needs of the individuals in its community. Human beings are the highest form of life that we know of and we must pay attention to the fact that life was not created as a mechanism to see which individual can amass the greatest wealth. The drive to compete and the desire to trade have been part of humanity since before civilization and they helped to create civilization. Democratic capitalism is a system that was designed to make use of these traits to help people to live together, to thrive and to grow. People were not created to help capitalism grow and it is imperative that we choose leaders that under stand that they were not. Your community needs your help, get involved, before it is too late. Greg Miller
St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 17 ObituaryDonald Gage Johnson, 54, Passes A way ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS St. John Tradewinds Donald Gage Johnson, 54, died in Bradenton, Florida, on January 25, 2013. Born April 25, 1958 in Nashua, New Hampshire, he was the youngest son of Everett and Ann Johnson. He is survived by his daughter Amelia Ann Johnson and preceded in death by his son Brendan. David is also survived by his brothers Brian, Stephen and Alan Johnson of the Virgin Islands, former wife Alison Johnson, sisters-in-law Edie and Maggie Johnson and Christina Martin as well as many relations and friends. David moved to St. Thomas with his family in 1963. He attended All Saints School and Antilles School where he graduated with the class of 1976. He eventually moved to St. John and was a partner and builder of the St. John Ice Company which he managed until moving his family to Bradenton, Florida, in 1992, where he worked in the refrigeration and air conditioning business. David loved the Virgin Islands, its people and its beauty. He also loved sailing and spent much time cruising the American and British Virgin Islands with friends on his sailboat. He will be missed. To my two legged and four legged friends: animals and humans for allowing me to be your veterinarian for the past 10 years. the occasional cat or dog with a quick, snappy mouth who may have not liked me as much as I liked them! It is so hard to leave, but it is time for me and Bruce to go back to our families in Washington State. Even though I am leaving St. John, I leave a part of my heart behind. I hope to see you and your animals before my last day on the job, April 26, 2013. It has been a fun and rewarding experience, and I am so grateful to have known each of you. Sincerely, Jan Perkins, D.V.M. supporting Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallerys Caketplace and for supporting The St. John School of the Arts. The Marketplace and Debbie Marsh, Manager for all your support. Guest Ceramist Kaye Thomasvase and bowl. St. John School of The Arts with Director Kim raphers Jude Woodcock and Kim Wild with Superb Dancers Liv Peltier, Nina Gonzales, ShNyah Bacon, Amelie Zucker, Zia Zucker, Ella Cruz, Kaya Ahladis, Allegra Muillenburg and Naima Dolgopolsk (you dancers were awesome!) with sound setup by Carli Banzhaf and Katha Ricciardi. staff delicious hors d oeurvres. Chef Gail Ander son sweet confections. West Indies Wines. St. John Tradewinds newspaper excellent and timely coverage. Bill Stelzer photographer, videographer and KBFA Gallery graphic designer, and Yelena Rogers Photography excellent and sensitive photo shooting from you both. Jon and Kaye Thomas-Eichner for introducing to the public and setting up Art340the free artists website. Alfredos Landscaping lovely display of plants and pots. Lee, MaryAnne Campbell, and Crystal DAbbraccio. Food and beverage area coordinator Victoria Sansing. Wine pourers and beverage servers Pam Missy Muillenburg. Flyer distribution by Post Net, Connections, Catered To, Cimmaron, Viva! Villas, Schnells Artistic Villas, St. John Properties, Destinations, St. John Ultimate Villas, Caribbean Getaway and Sea View. Thank you ALL for a Wonderful Season of Caribbanese! Kimberly Boulon Letters To St. John Tradewinds
from Wickrema allows Ray to work according to the plants needs, not a national grants timeline, explained Kessler. There is a pretty small window as far as the right executive director. With the funding from Eco Ser endib, we can help to give the project the best posRay plans to start putting the plants in the ground in May, he explained. Well start an initial planting in early to mid-May bulk of the plantings in the fall, likely October or NoThe Eco Serendib Beach Restoration Project gives Wickrema the ability to protect the very resource which draws guests to his villa, the islands beaches. When I debuted Eco Serendib last year, it was with the commitment that I would not only offer an experience melding luxury with green elements, but also give back to this amazing island where two-thirds of Wickrema. I met Rafe Boulon, former chief of the national parks Division of Resource Management, and asked him what the number one problem is facing the park. He said it was the erosion along the shoreBoulon welcomed Wickremas support which got the beach restoration project off the ground. Were thrilled to have the support of Eco Serendib tively sought out a way to contribute and his commit ment to social and environmental responsibility is to Kessler too was excited to help ensure the programs continued success. Our organization is committed to supporting our Beach Restoration Project is just the type of vital, privately-funded program we encourage and are proud 18 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. 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Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 Chefs Corner: Cooking with HerbsEco Serendib Villa Funding Beach Restoration ProjectContinued from Page 5 2 cloves garlic Olive oil Salt and pepper Dijon mustard Bag of fresh baby spinach Pat of butter Score the pork tenderloin by cutting slits into it, but not all the way through. Make the marinade with minced garlic, chopped rosemary, splash of olive oil, mustard and salt and pepper. Leave to marinade overnight in fridge if possible. Heat up the grill and sear the pork, then place in oven heated to 350 for about 15 or 20 minutes, until done to your likeness. Set aside and cover with foil. Take the pan with juices and place over medium Reduce the heat and add a little butter. Wilt the spinach in a hot pan. Dill Orzo with feta, tomatoes and dill 3 Tbsp oil 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped dill Zest of 1 lemon 1 cup orzo 1 1/2 cup crumbled feta Toss together oil, tomatoes, dill, zest and 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper in serving bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes or so. While waiting, cook the orzo in boiling water until al dente. Drain orzo and toss with tomato mixture. Add feta and toss again. Continued from Page 8 emergency medical services techniques. Please consider giving some of your time to such a worthwhile cause. We save lives! month at 7 p.m. at our headquarters in Estate Pastory. You can see more about St. John Rescue on our website www.stjohnrescue.com. T ip of the Month Being out in hot weather without proper protection from the sun can cause heat related problems. These problems usually start out as Heat Cramps. Usually, in this phase you feel hot and thirsty, you will be sweating and may have some muscle cramps. If you do not attend to these symptoms the problem will progress to Heat Exhaustion. During this phase you may experience dizziness, nausea, mild or moderate perspiration, rapid weak pulse, rapid shallow breathing. The most sever stage is Heat Stroke which can be life threatening. A person suffering from Heat Stroke will have an altered mental status, very hot and dry skin, rapid and shallow breathing, rapid pulse, weakness, dilated pupils and possibly even seizures. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms move into a cooler location and begin cooling your self off with either cool water or ice packs. If you are assisting someone experiencing Heat Stroke give them nothing to drink. However, simply move them to a cooler location and pour cool water over them, place ice packs in arm pits and groin area. This is a St. John Rescue is still in need of funding. Please consider making a donation to our organization. To the Rescue: Oxygen Generator Has ArrivedContinued from Page 10
St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 19 Friday, March 8 10:40 a.m. A citizen c/r a dispute with his neighbor. Police assistance. 3:30 p.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance to retrieve his iPod. Police assistance. 8:26 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in the area of Centerline Road. Auto collision. Saturday, March 9 1:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone removed his luggage from the ferry boat. Grand lar ceny. 7:54 p.m A visitor c/request ing police assistance because she was lost in the area of Estate Chocolate Hole. Police assistance. Sunday, March 10 1:37 a.m. A nurse from Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center r/ that a woman was involved in a domestic violence disturbance at her home in Estate Carolina. Aggravated assault, D.V. 3:05 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/requesting police assistance with her minor daughter. Police assistance. 6:00 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident in the area of Estate Grunwald. Auto accident. 6:06 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance of the peace in the area of Estate Carolina. Disturbance of the peace. 7:35 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance of the peace. Distur bance of the peace. Monday, March 11 11:00 a.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that she is being harassed via telephone and cell phone. Telephone harassment. 6:47 p.m. A citizen c/r a male creating a disturbance in the area of Cruz Bay. Police assistance. 10:52 p.m. The manager of Castaways c/r that two males were about to get into a physical altercation. Disturbance of the T uesday, March 12 10:50 a.m. A visitor p/r that someone broke the back glass of his rental vehicle. Damage to vehicle. 2:54 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with a dead dog in the area of Estate Pastory. Police assistance. W ednesday, March 13 8:55 a.m. A Department of Human Services employee c/r that a landscaper was cutting grass and a rock broke her glass. Accidental damage to vehicle. 1:41 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that a goat is always on her property destroying same. Police assistance. 4:00 p.m. An Estate Caroli na resident p/r that a male threat ened to do her bodily harm. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 4:20 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r a disturbance in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 7:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that his wife has been calling and curing him. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, March 14 10:00 a.m. A Bellevue Village resident p/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 10:51 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 4:17 p.m. Badge #1251 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Devon Crooke of Estate Bethany under arrest and charged with assault in the third. Bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded 4:25 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r a disturbance with his ex-tenant. Disturbance of the peace. EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 Crime has a cost and it is ultimately paid by the law abiding citizens of the community through higher prices and taxes. Reducing that cost puts money back in your pocket. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without your help. St. John On Tuesday, February 5, at about 3:15 p.m., of Arts and stole an employees iPhone 5 that was on top of a desk. It had a gray and white cover; tell us what you may know about this theft. St. Thomas On Wednesday, January 30, an employee of Native Son discovered that $130,000 worth of commuter tickets were missing from the company. If anyone has, or does, offer to sell you tickets, give us the details. Be part of the solution. Tell us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www. CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward paid according to your instructions. The minimum cash reward for the ar rest of a thief is $536 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered. The maximum reward is $2,500.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands W APAs McFarlane March 22 Scholarship Deadline ApproachingSt. John Tradewinds High school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores are invited to apply for the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authoritys 21st Annual Alva McFarlane scholarships. WAPA seeks to award two $60,000 engineering scholarships and two $20,000 technology scholarships and employment with WAPA is guaranteed upon graduation. Application packages are available at all Virgin Islands high schools or can be downloaded at www.viwapa.vi. The application deadline is Friday, March 22. WAPA Director of Human Resources Denise Nibbs said the authority is very proud of the McFarlane scholarship program which is one of the most generous in the territory. We have received an excellent return on our investment in We know that with their talent and expertise, we will reach our strategic goal in the very near future of more diverse energy genStudents planning to study at a college, university or techni cal school this fall are eligible for the scholarships which cover tuition, room and board, fees, and textbooks. Selection criteria need and community involvement. This year, applicants seeking a bachelors of science degree in mechanical, electrical, civil, renewable energy generation, environmental, or industrial engineering will receive priority consideration for the $60,000 awards. Technical trades such as machine tool and electronics technology, and alternative energy systems technology are priority areas for the $20,000 associate of science awards. However, WAPA welcomes all scholarship applicants explained. Scholars can intern at WAPA facilities each summer and once studies are completed, must return to full time paid employment The utility has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships during the last 20 years to over 50 of the Virgin Islands brightest students, explained WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge. All recipients were educated in Virgin Islands schools and went directly to prominent engineering colleges across the nation. WAPA employs McFarlane Scholars as engineers, techni cians, supervisors, managers, and directors, Hodge added. Our McFarlane Scholars work in every technical area of our neering team, these men and women are leading departments and ability on a daily basis in our power plants, water departments, The scholarship was named in honor of Alva McFarlane, a strong advocate for vocational and technical education, who died in the mid-eighties while serving on the utilitys governing board. For more information about the Alva McFarlane scholarship or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 IRISH SHUFFLEACROSS on it portrait of an Egyptian Nobelist? 30 Enshrouded 31 Singer Cline dupes singer Ross? 36 One in a tippy boat 41 Grin widely 43 Spaghetti that smells and tastes terrible? spokesduck proposition 61 Slightly who abducts alley prowlers? tissue ox to lose focus? Cometh 93 Salsa can be found on the platter of munchies? 99 Luftballons band 100 Valuables to take Tums? cow!) in this puzzle timepieces DOWN 1 Gin mills 4 Totally gross 6 Highest-rated 9 Gradually 10 Talking biblical beast motorists 13 French red wine 19 It causes rust 31 Nose around 33 Jail sentence 34 Mental pictures 46 Marsh plant 60 Nile biters 63 Came to rest e.g. 90 Suitability 94 Mermaid site 96 Ill-bred dude 106 Grouses 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) 642-3263T 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. Writer, researcher, and photographer Michaeline Moloney will be the guest speaker at the VI Audubon Society meeting on Tuesday, of The Marketplace, next door to Zero Sushi, at 7 p.m. 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. Sunday, March 24 The Unitarian Univer salists 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 24, is Dan Zuckergood, who will present Singing in Harmony: Songs an interactive service with music as the theme. 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, April 17 Join the Johns Folly Learning Institute as it cel ebrates 17 years at an anniver sary celebration on Saturday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. 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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St. John Tradewinds First Lady Cecile deJongh met recently with Senators Judi Buckley and Diane Capehart at Government House on St. Croix to discuss passage and implementation of a ter ritorial anti-bullying law. Genevieve Whitaker, JD, who representtended. DeJongh had previously approached Capehart, the primary sponsor of territorial anti-bullying legislation, to discuss the bill. The First Lady had also met with Senator Sanes, as primary co-sponsor of the legislation. Based on their backgrounds in law enforcement issues, Buckley and Gittens also joined the discussions. Currently, there is no federal law that Jongh. A territorial anti-bullying law would provide consequences for those who bully and implement protections for those who are bullied. Its important that as a community we provide children and families with some leverage when a child is consistently bullied. DeJongh and Department of Education Commissioner Dr. La Verne Terry engaged the nationally recognized Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in 2012 to conduct Claude O. Markoe Elementary, Juanita Gardine Elementary, Lockhart Elementary, Joseph Gomez Elementary and Bertha C. Boschulte. microcosm of the territorys schools and the survey, which was conducted in the spring of 2012, found that incidents of bullying in the the national average. However, over 70 percent of the students responded that they felt sorry or that they wanted to help a student who was being bullied, which is a high empathy factor and that The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is one of several national multi-level, multi-component programs designed to reduce and prevent school bullying with the goal of increasing awareness and knowledge about bullying; involving teachers and par ents in bullying prevention; developing clear rules against bullying; and providing support and protection to victims. 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S OME SELLER FINANC ING!! HH-TW 3.18.2013 B.indd 1 3/15/13 10:43 AM St. John Tradewinds, March 18-24, 2013 23 First Lady Hosts Meetings About Anti-Bullying Law for T erritory St. John Tradewinds News Photo First Lady Cecile de Jongh discusses anti-bullying legislation with St.
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