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VINP Marks Two Deaths In One MonthPage 3 Packed House for St. John School of the Arts Faculty Concert April 1-7, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Bill StelzerJeune Provost, standing center, had a young companion on stage during a rousing drum circle at the St. John School of the Arts Faculty Concert on March 29. Mad Hatters Ball Raises $60,000+ for Computers and MorePage 3 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds It was standing room only on Friday night, March 29, at St. John School of the Arts when the teachers themselves took to the stage and wowed the crowd with their impressive vocal, artistic, athletic and musical talents. From the vocal powerhouse of SJSA Orff Music teacher Shikima Jones who brought the house down embodying Etta James with At Last and shaking her thing as a knockout Tina Turner with Proud Mary to guest artist Victor Provosts mastery on the steel pan, the SJSA Faculty Concert was full of show-stopping numbers. Elizabeth Gowan opened the evening with Be Yoga, and wowed the audience with her serene strength and beauty, while demonstrating some powerful asanas. Most of the schools faculty eventually made their way to the stage to sing a moving rendition of John Lennons Imagine, while music education director Eddie Bruce accompanied on guitar. Demonstrating true artistry and spell-binding beauty, SJSA instructor Jude Woodcock, Continued Inside on Page 4CBCC Launching Fundraising CampaignGroup Hopes To Raise $27,000 by OctoberPage 5 SJCF Annual Meeting Apr. 18Page 7
EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING email@example.com CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $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, April 1-7, 2013 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. Marine Uses Planning Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Guy Benjamin Elementary School in room six. The goal is to develop a community-based Marine Uses Plan for Coral Bays waters and shoreline, over the next several months. The meeting agenda includes a review of information to be included in the written plan document. The group is focusing on four areas: near term public boating access issues boat ramp, parking, 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 territorial government representatives knowledgeable about environmental, economic and regulatory concerns. It is part of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project Phase 2, being coordinated by CBCC. Everyone in Coral Bay is encour aged to participate. Currently, CBCC has no grant funds to under write this marine planning project volunteers, dues and donations support it. For more information contact CBCC at 776-2099. Marine Uses Planning Meeting April 9 JFLI Celebrates 17 Years on April 6 Residents Remove Trash from Newfound Bay ShorelineResidents sailed from Coral Bay to Newfound Bay on Saturday, March 30, for a shoreline cleanup. Organized by Kiote Sails, volunteers helped remove numerous bags of trash from the pristine shoreline of Newfound Bay.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Annie Caswell Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis announced recently that has been extended until April 8, the due date for the 2011 bills. Accordingly, the 2.5 percent discount period, which was originally from March 26 to April 8, will no longer be in effect. The decision to extend the 5 percent discount period is prompted by various factors, which include closures for the Easter holidays and the overall economic circumstances of many Virgin Islands property owners. erty owners the opportunity to save, Francis said. We are under standing of the challenges impacting our property owners and hope payment obligation in a timely manner. can be made on St. John at the Islandia Building. Property owners are encouraged to pay the 2011 tax bill by June peals with the Board of Tax Review regarding tax assessments is June 24.Property Tax Early Payment Discount Extended Through Monday, April 8
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Ladies decked out in glittery many sporting jaunty hats, packed Caneel Bay Resorts beach side cafe on Saturday evening, March 23, for the 16th Annual Julius E. Sprauve School Gala. This years theme was A Mad Hatters Ball: Hats Off to Our Children, the Movers and Shakers of Tomorrow, and many guests were happy to oblige. There were Easter bonnets, top hats, golf caps and more spotted that gala. Guests enjoyed live entertain ment and a Caribbean buffet dinraise enough funds to purchase computers for the school. It was a great night, said JESS Principal Dionne Wells. It was 10 times better than last year. The support was really great. and both a silent and live auction, the evening raised about $60,000, according to Wells. We are still in the process of collecting money, so we dont have But based upon what weve collected so far and the pledges that were made that night, we think we doubled last years total. Last year we raised about $32,000 and we think we raised at least $60,000 plus this year. The funds are more than enough to complete the purchase of new computers for the Cruz Bay public schools computer lab, Wells added. We are able to meet our goal of purchasing computers for the lab, place for next school year. And we have some additional funds to do some classroom projects and some little things that we do for our students. Entertainment for the night was provided by members of the JESS Choir under the direction of Danielle Greenaway. Students sang and danced, delivering impressive renditions of everything from Whitney Houston to Rihanna and Alicia Keys. JESS student council member Ashley Doway handled emcee duties with poise while Wells ensured that the crowd remembered the reason for the important fundraiser. Being an educator is not an easy job, Wells said. It requires hard work, dedication, patience and love. We want the best for our students and, as such, we are committed to providing them with great educational opportunities as we prepare them to be productive citizens of our community. The school continues to excel only due to the communitys support, Wells added. As a school we are faced with numerous challenges, said the JESS Principal. However, we have risen above because of the generosity of our community. Through your contributions last year we were able to purchase a school van for our athletics depart ment. Now our students can be transported to and from school sponsored events in a safe environment, said Wells. Thanks to last years fundraising gala, the schools intercom system is scheduled for an upgrade, students were able to obtain scholarships for classes at St. John School of the Arts and JESS was able to offer psychological services to students and families in need, Wells explained. Hats off to you for partnering with us to make Sprauve School the best public school in the terri tory, she said. Following a Caribbean buffet dinner, Ronnie Lee did an enthusiastic job of hosting the live auction, which included a Stand Up this year which raised $20,000 alone. Guests bid on packages ranging from Broadway tickets to a weekend stay in St. Croix, as Lee kept the momentum moving. I had so much fun, said Lee. Following the live auction, guests left their seats and danced to the sounds of Paradise People. With this years gala wrapped up, residents should mark their calen ders for another great event next year, Wells added. I was really pleased with the evening, said Wells. I want to thank the community for their continued support and we look forward to an even bigger and better gala next year. St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 3 Thursday, April 4thINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ..........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............18 Earth Talk ............................10 Island Green Living .............11 On the Market .....................12 Police Log ...........................19 Mad Hatters Ball Raises $60,000+ for Computers and MoreWe are able to meet our goal of purchasing some additional funds to do some classroom projects and some little things that we do for our students. Dionne Wells, JESS principal St. John Tradewinds Registration is now open for Friends of V.I. National Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event which will be on Sunday, May 26. The popular event draws hundreds of swimmers from local, national and international areas. The race consists of three courses: a short course from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay, about 1 mile; an intermediate course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay, about 2 and one-quarter miles; and a long course from Maho to Hawksnest, about 3 and one-half miles. Swimmers compete in the long course as an individual or as part of a three-person team. Swimmers can also compete assisted Many local businesses sponsor the event and dozens of volunteers coordinate to make this fun swim a success each year. It has been called the most beautiful swim in the world by Swim magazine. Sponsorships for gate banners, T-shirts and more are currently available, and volunteers should also contact Friends of VINP to website at www.friendsvinp.org or call 779-4940. All proceeds help VI National Park and Friends of VINP protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources of the park.Registration Open for 10th Beach-to-Beach Power Swim V.I. National Park Marks Two Deaths In One WeekBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Two men died in separate incidents last week in V.I. National Park area. John Husted, 55, died while snorkeling off Whistling Cay on Sunday, March 24, according to a report in the St. John Source. resident who was vacationing on St. John, and a friend kayaked to Whistling Cay and were snorkeling in very rough conditions, according to the St. John Source report. A passing ferry, which launched its dinghy, VINP Rangers, St. John Rescue members and U.S. Coast the call for help, according to the report. Husted was transported from the Whistling Cay area to Maho Bay beach in a VINP vessel which was met by a St. John EMS Ambulance, according to the St. John Source report. In a second death in VINP last week, 32-year-old Richard Tetrick died Wednesday evening, March 27, after his soft top Jeep went off the road near the Caneel Bay over look. around 6:30 as St. John Rescue, responded to the one car accident. Tetrick, who was recently ar rested for fraudulent use of a credit card, was ejected from the vehicle Shore Road and landed about 30 feet below. No one else was in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported. The incident is still under investigation, according to VINP
4 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 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! PET SUPPLIESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING FISH tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com FULL VETERINARY SER VICES St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Bill StelzerThe concert featured numbers by SJSA keyboard, voice and piano instructor Luba Dolgopolsky, above, and Orff teacher Shikima Jones, at right singing, with (L to R) dance instructor Jude Woodcock, director Kim Wild and Mindy Michtner shimmying alongside. More photos on Page 24. along with Chris Meyer, Alyson Perry and Mindy Michtner performed a modern dance Palm Trees and Bonsai, which Woodcock also choreographed. SJSA piano, keyboard and voice instructor Luba Dolgopolsky amazed the crowd performing original numbers There is Hope, and I Never Want It To End, disand piano skills. Bruce transported the audience to Brazil with Antonio Carlos Jobims So Tinha de Ser Come Voce (It Had to be You), singing and strumming guitar. After Jones stunning At Last, SJSA Director Kim Wild thrilled the crowd with a modern dance number, Tribute to Duet, Love Solo, choreographed herself, which evoked a classic elegance while showcasing her impressive athleticism. SJSA Alumnus Victor Provost closed number, making the steel pan sing in notes which seemed almost impossible to coax out of the drum on Stella by Starlight, by Victor Young. Following a brief intermission, Jones, in a red fringe dress, did Tina proud with her own rendition of Proud Mary while Woodcock, Michtner and Wild shimmied and swayed in white sequins minidresses. With the energy kicked up to high gear, Bruce delivered a beautiful Eu Vim Da Bahia (I Come from Bahia) by Gilberto Gil. Violin instructor Abigail Rene gave her students something to strive toward, playing an impressive rendition of Bachs Air on G String. The night turned from classical to contem porary as Woodcock and Perry performed a modern dance Wickid My Youts which seemed to play with the limits of physical control. Dolgopolsky returned to the ivories for Adagio from Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for Oboe, followed by Provost playing Rain-o-Rama by Aldwyn Roberts. SJSA faculty members again converged on the stage to end the evening with an upbeat drum circle which featured Bruce, Crystal Dabbraccio, Dolgopolsky, Alesia Georgiou, Gowan, Drapes Jensen, Jones, Wild, Rene, Karen Samuel, Kazumi Schaub, Woodcock, Victor Provost and Jeune Provost, who did an impressive job of emcee throughout the show. The evening was dedicated to the mem ory of Donna Joyce, a long-time supporter and former board member of SJSA. Joyces voice and vivaciousness will be etched forever in our minds and hearts, according to the evenings program. The SJSA Faculty Concert was the third event in the schools Sis Frank Concert Series Friday Night Encounters. The Concert Series wraps up on Friday, April 12, with New York Empire Trio.Packed House for St. John School of the Arts Faculty ConcertContinued from front Page
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After about a decade of spear heading programs and projects aimed at improving community services and the environment, Coral Bay Community Council is ing campaign this year. As CBCC continues to grow and oversee more environmental projects, the group is looking to raise a total of $55,000 this year and to realize $27,000 of that by October. more than 300 members and has been led under the direction of volunteer president Sharon Coldren since its inception. Over its 10 seen a number of projects, from a dengue fever awareness campaign to a major Storm Water Management project, which included road rehabilitation, ghut restoration projects and more. The group has accomplished all of this with only members dues, grants and private donations. Thanks to one of those major grants, CBCC was able to hire Patricia Reed as the groups environmental projects manager. doing big fundraising, said Coldren. Its really important to the longevity and professionalism of the organization to get to the point where we can comfortably fund professional staff. In order to keep Reed on staff and continue working on the Coral Bay Watershed Management Plan raise critical funds, explained Coldren. CBCC is embarking on a major annual fund-raising campaign to complement and support its programs and grants, said Coldren. CBCC is about half way to its goal of $55,000. Im sure we can raise these funds as soon as people realize how much CBCC needs cash to keep its programs going strong. While CBCC uses grants to cover some expenses, grants alone cannot keep the organization vibrant, Coldren added. Unless grants are very big over $100,000 and dont require matching funds grants alone cannot support and sustain an acthe CBCC president. Cash donations are critical. Most environmental grant opSt. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 5 Coral Bay Community Council Launching Major Fundraising CampaignGroup Hopes To Raise $27,000 by October R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing Continued on Page 16 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 Sharon Coldren Tricia Reed
St. John Tradewinds of racing at the 40th International Rolex Regatta on Sunday, March 24. After three days and six races total, it came down to the last race on the last day to determine the winner in our class, said Rick Wesslund, who pocketed a precision Rolex timepiece for his class win in CSA Racing 1 aboard his J/120 El Ocaso. In the last race, we were in a dead heat with Lazy Dog, said Wesslund. Sometimes we were in the lead, and other times they were. It was a real emotional roller coaster, but we just hung in there. We stayed on it and we won. ribbean, U.S. and Europe, reveled in the 12 to 15 knots of breeze under clear sunny skies. The one-design Melges 32 class and the one-design IC-24 class along with the beach cats competed on their own onethe islands in Pillsbury Sound. Youth triumphed in the Melges 32 class where 21-year-old Dalton DeVos, of Grand Rapids, Michiish aboard Delta. Getting into clear lanes and around the top of the worked, said DeVos, who developed his love of sailing from his father, Doug DeVos. Kid-power prevailed in CSA Racing 2. St. Croixs Jack Bishop, with a crew of 14to 17-year-old sailors aboard the J/100 Bad Girl took home the prize. The boat was out of the water for a few years, said Bishop. The owner, Rob Armstrong, wanted to get it back in primarily so the kids could sail. We lead. Today, it was good crew work and staying out of day of sailing. A double bullet day secured the lead for the J/39 Crystal in the CSA Non-Spinnaker class. with Three Harkoms and Paladin, said Puerto Ricos Jerome ONeill, who skippered Crystal. The second day, we won the only race of the day and it eked Harkoms. In the sleek-sailing IRC class, it was the UKs Jer emy Pilkingtons Baltic 78, Lupa of London, which Weve always cruised, but this season we decided to race, said Pilkington. We came to the Rolex because of its reputation, the prominence of the event, and good boats that put us through our paces. For example, even though Donnybrook had to give us time, we ended up match racing them on the course in real time. Its something you cant always expect, Pilkington said. It keeps the crew focused and the racing exciting. 6 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers With close competition this year, the winners in the 40th International Rolex Regatta Continued on Page 23T ime Rules W ith Close Action at 40th International Rolex Regatta 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. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays!
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Want to learn all about whats going on around St. John? Then mark those calendars for Thursday, April 18, when the Community IMPACT Team and St. John Community Foundation will host a dinner meeting at Bethany Moravian Church at 5:45 p.m. SJCF is looking to establish an island-wide plan to meet the communitys needs, explained the groups director Celia Kalousek. We need help to establish a community-wide action plan so we can expand the Community Impact Fund Development introduced at last years SJCF Annual Meeting, said Kalousek. This is the next step in securing and allocating funds to agencies, programs and services that improve the health and well-being of the St. John community now and for future generations. SJCF is focusing on four areas of impact: youth development; environment and animal welfare; community enrichment; and health and human services, Kalousek explained. groups on St. John to attend the meeting and share information about their programs. Kalousek is hoping to organize working roundtable discussions to foster collaboration. nizations are asked to contact Kalousek at firstname.lastname@example.org, in order to organize the evenings discussions, she explained. needs, tell us your wish list, said Kalousek. We want to compile, resources. Many times it is easier to get a bulk discount or donation, and sometimes collaborating partners can barter or trade. Kalousek also hopes that the meeting will help to limit duplication of services, she added. We want to know all the cur rent programs going on, said the SJCF Director. Our goal is to let one hand know what the other is doing, joining forces if appropriate and limiting duplication of services by identifying what needs are being met, as well as areas where St. John is lacking services. SJCF also wants to hear about any volunteer needs, Kalousek explained. Tell us your volunteer needs so we can add these to the Join Our Youth Volunteer Network, she said. We want to send you volunteers as they let us know what areas of service they are interested in. Kalousek is even inviting the dreamers out there to attend the April 18 meeting, she added. We all have projects wed like to get going if only, said Kalousek. If only we had the money, if only we had the staff, if only we had the space, etc. What are the projects youd like to execute and what do you need to make it happen? For more information, or to ensure a spot at one of SJCFs dinner meeting roundtable discussions, call Kalousek at (340) 693-9410 or email the director at allawe@ sjcf.org.St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 7 SJCF Annual Meeting Is April 18Community Invited to Help Impact the Island With a career at Saudi Aramco, a global leader in the energy industry, youll get to work with world-class technology in an organization that thrives on its commitment to excellence. The scale of our operations and advanced technical environment will stretch your capabilities to the fullest.We are looking for experienced:Refinery Professionals PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Ursula and Violet are about 2 years old, sisters, chow/ lab mix and very sweet mellow dogs. They love to hike and enjoy each others company. St. John Singers Presenting Spring Concerts on April 19 and 21The St. John Singers will present two concerts to celebrate the spring season, one on St. John and one on St. Thomas. The St. John concert will be at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday evening, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. The St. Thomas concert will be at the Wesley Methodist Church in Estate Tutu on Sunday afternoon, April 21, at 4 p.m. The performances will feature choral music representing a variety of genres, including classical and contemporary sacred music, spirituals, popular standards, Early American music and a tradi tional Zambian piece Guest instrumentalists will accompany the choir on trumpet, double bass, and percussion. The featured guest vocalist is Dr. Lawrence Benjamin. The Animal Care Centers new Shelter Manager Ryan Moore is offering free pet registration for the month of April. All pet owners in the USVI with dogs over the age of three months are required by law to have their dogs registered. Ordinar ily, this registration costs $10, but for the month of April, Moore and the ACC are waiving the cost. Moore is setting up a registration record to be maintained at the shelter so that any lost dog turned into the shelter can be easily tracked back to its owner. Moore described the registration process as super easy. Come to the shelter any time Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to receive a license tag and if a collar to attach it to is needed, there is a selection of large and small collars for sale inexpensively at the shelter.ACC Offering Free Pet Registration
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St. John Tradewinds Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone anportive of transferring their boroughs state-of-the-art passenger and car ferry to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The senator received correspondence Thursday, March 21, outlining the Matanuska-Susitna boroughs interest in pursuing the opportunity to transfer ownership and title of the M/V Susitna to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The letter also detailed the procedures necessary in completing the transfer and included a draft of the boroughs intended resolution to support the transfer to the USVI. The borough was offering the $78 million vessel free to any government entity in the U.S. that could demonstrate use for it. The vessel can carry 120 passengers and 20 cars and is also suitable for carrying emergency and heavy equipment between the islands. Malone immediately researched the possibility of acquiring the vessel after learning about its availabil ity from a constituent. I am very pleased by Alaskas swift and positive response, he said. But now the hard work begins as there is quite a bit of paperwork and research required on our part. Malone has forwarded the information on transfer ring the ferry and associated grant monies to Government House and the Department of Public Works, which oversees Federal Transit Authority programs here in the territory. The transfer cannot take place without FTA approval. While the legislature has a role to play in drafting and voting on the enabling legislation, this is now in the hands of the executive branch which must evalu ate the vessel, run the numbers and work with the federal government to complete any transfer, Malone said. I am urging them to act with both great haste and care in this matter. There are some misconceptions about why Alaska was willing to give up such an expensive and impor tant piece of equipment, Malone explained. It is expensive to maintain anything you are not actually using, he said. For various reasons they were never really able to utilize this vessel, to include the inability to get permits to construct the necessary docks and new plans to build a bridge to cover the existing ferry route. Additionally, more than half of their costs went to insurance. This ferry was operating in icy and sometimes dangerous waters, much different than our typical conditions here, so I am hoping that insurance may be more affordable for us, said the senator. The more he learned about the ferry the more he believed it was suited for our needs locally, Malone added. If we were ever faced with a hurricane or other disaster this vessel could land on almost any beach with emergency equipment if our docks were damaged, he said. There are videos of it in action on line and it is simply amazing. St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 9 St. John Tradewinds Government House announced on Saturday, March 30, that, in advance of the March 31, deadline for an interim agree ment to be in place between the Government of the Virgin Islands and HOVENSA that the parties had come to an agreement in principle. Governor John deJongh on Saturday called Senate President Shawn Michael Malone to update him of the latest devel opments. DeJongh also informed the Legislature that HOVENSA had requested a very brief document setting forth the agreement. St. Croix and HOVENSAs operations during the period of that sales process. When signed by all parties, the agreement will be presented to the Legislature for its consideration and approval.HOVENSA, Government Reach Agreement in PrincipleAlaska Borough Appears in Favor of Transferring Ferry to USVISt. John Tradewinds Friends of V.I. National Parks annual Scholarship Program is again being offered to Virgin Islanders at the university level marine biology or natural resource management and protection. Eligible students must have Virgin Islands residence, have completed high school in the Virgin Islands (or are currently in their last semester of high school senior year), and have attained a B (3.0) average during their previous three semesters of high school or university. In addition, Friends is offering a scholarship for children of VINP staff at the university level. Eligibility requirements are the same as those listed above. Prior ity will be given to students pursuing a degree related to cultural or natural sciences. Both scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000 per academic year. Applications for Friends scholarships can be obtained from the organizations ofguidance councilors. The deadline for applications is May 3. Contact Karen Jarvis at Friends for more informa tion at (340)779-4940 or email@example.com.Friends of VINP Scholarship Available WhatToDo-VI.comFREE APP *USE WIFI TO DOWNLOAD www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook
10 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 Attracting bees and a noble pursuit, given that everyone depends on these species and others to pollinate the plants that provide so much food, shelter and other necessities of life.Dear EarthT alk: Id like to have a garden that Whats the best approach? Robert Miller to a garden is a noble pursuit indeed, given that we all depend on these species and others (beetles, to pollinate the plants that provide so much food, shelter and other necessities of life. In fact, increased awareness of the essential role pollinators play in ecosystem maintenance along with news about rapid declines in bee populations have led to a proliferation of backyard pollinator gardens across the U.S. and beyond. Pollinators require two essential components in their habitat: from which to gather nectar and pollen, according to the Xerces Society, a Massachusetts-based through the conservation of inver tebrates and their habitat. Native plants are undoubtedly the best source of food for pollina tors, because plants and their polli nators have coevolved, according to Xerces. But many varieties of garden plants can also attract pollinators, Xerces added. Plant lists customized for different regions of the U.S. can be found on the groups website www.xerces.org. Any garden, whether a window box on a balcony or a multi-acre backyard, can be made friendlier to pollinators. Xerces recommends ering plants that bloom throughout the growing season to provide food and nesting for bees, butter Xerces also suggests that cluspatches is preferable to spacing individual plants apart. Creating foraging habitat not also results in beautiful, appeal ing landscapes, according to the group. Along these lines, gardeners should plant a variety of colors in a pollinator garden, as color is one of the plant kingdoms chief clues that pollen or nectar is available. Master gardener Marie Iannotti, an About.com gardening guide, reports that blue, purple, violet, ticularly attractive to bees. Different shapes also attract different types of pollinators, and any kind going is a sure way to maximize pollination, according to Iannotti. Another way to attract polli nators is to provide nest sites for bees; see how on the xerces.org website. The group also suggests cutting out pesticides, as these harsh chemicals reduce the avail able nectar and pollen sources in gardens while poisoning the very insects that make growing plants possible. Those looking to go whole hog into pollinator gardening might consider investing $30 in Xerces Societys recently published book, Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North Americas Bees good deal of detailed information about pollinators and the plants they love. Gardeners who have already encouraged pollinators can join upwards of 1,000 others who have signed onto Xerces Pollinator Protection Pledge. And the icing on the cake is a Pollinator Habitat sign from Xeso passersby can learn about the importance of pollinators and making them feel welcome. 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 Station pounds of waste kept out of local landlls, and counting... Wish you had done more to oset this years tax bill?Get ahead for next year by making a fully tax-deductible donation of new or gently used housewares or building materials to IGBAs ReSource Depot For sales contact Dave Conroe (firstname.lastname@example.org) For rental contact Cimmaron Property Mgt. (email@example.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 Gardening Encourages Bees and Butteries
St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 11 I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Pool PumpsSt. John Tradewinds not a sustainable-living amenity. But, with the large number of swimming pools at rental villas on St. John, I wanted to share an idea for swimming pool owners to save energy and lower their WAPA bills. At the current WAPA rate, a typical single-speed pool pump can cost more than $135 per month to keep running, which adds up to over $1,600 a year! A newer type of pump on the market is a variable-speed pump that uses only about a third of the energy of the single-speed pump. A variable speed pump will start up like a regular single speed pump but once it is up and running it will switch to lower speed(s), thus saving you energy costs. It is a Pentair swimming pool built-in timer, eight programma ble speed settings, and it is much, much quieter than the typical pump costs about $48 per month to run, or roughly $575 for the whole year. Yes, these pumps do cost much more up front than single-speed pumps, but at 50 cents per kilowatt, the payoff takes only about 14 months. If WAPA rates go up again, the payoff will be even quicker! Call Island Solar for more information about these energy efyour energy needs. For a greener tomorrow! Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a thorized vendor. For more infor mation call Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Holidays! 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. St. John Tradewinds Representatives from more than 17 federal and local law enforcement agencies will be on hand for career fairs at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix on April 2, and on April 3, on St. Thomas. The fairs, which are open to the general public, other students are especially encouraged to attend. Interested persons will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters on both campuses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On St. Thomas, the fair will be in the UVI Administration and Conference Center. The ever-evolving law enforcement landscape provides exciting and rewarding careers in many disciplines, from forensics to criminology and criminal justice, from information technology to political social work, psychology and other liberal arts and science disciplines. Federal and local law enforcement agencies expected to attend the UVI fairs include: the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the V.I. Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Homeland Security Investigations/Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Transportation Security Administration, the VI Department of Justice, the VI Bureau Of Corrections, the V.I. Port Authority, the VI Taxi Cab Commission, the VI Superior Court, the National Park Service, the U.S. Marshal Service, the of Personnel will have a representative to answer questions. For more details, call 693-1087 or send email to email@example.com. UVI Is Hosting Law Enforcement Career Fair on St. Thomas on April 3
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Imagine sipping a glass of wine while watching a golden full moon rise above the horizon from your airy porch as the lights on Tortola begin in twinkle in the distance. Jaw dropping moon and sun rises are just two of the amenities found at Hammer Cottage in Coral Bay, for sale for $495,000, explained Lynn Giovanna, broker associate at Islandia Real Estate. There are stunning views of the Coral Bay harbor and down island chain with breath-taking sun and moon rises from Hammer Cottage, said Giovanna. The cottage is located in the heart of Coral Bay, close to the funky shops and restaurants in the area. And the alabaster beaches on the islands north shore are only a few minutes drive away. The studio is situated on a full half-acre lot, with plenty of room to expand, Giovanna explained. The cottage is the perfect size for a couple as is, said the Islandia Real Estate broker associate. 12 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Soak up the stunning down island views from Hammer Cottage in Coral Bay.Enjoy Stunning Moon and Sun Rises from Hammer Cottage Or with plenty of room to expand on this half-acre parcel, live in the cottage while you add a main house and pool. The cottage is both aesthetically pleasing and soundly constructed. stone detailing throughout. The galley style kitchen includes hard wood cabinets and upgraded appliances. An exposed beam ceiling gives the studio a true Caribbean feel while the wrap-around deck means youll be spending plenty of time outside soaking up that view. In addition to the views and breezes you can enjoy from Hammer Cottage, the studios price just adds to the allure. This well built hard wood and stone studio cottage would make a great starter home priced at $495,000, said Giovanna. For more information on Hammer Cottage or to schedule an appointment to preview the studio, call Giovanna at (340) 344-1825 Please drop by, even for a few minutes. When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Time: 6:00-7:00pm Where: www.usingsportforsocialchange.com Focus V ir gin Island youth thr ough sports and fitness, giving them the confidence they need to set personal goals, achieve their aspirations and cr eate opportunity for themselves, their family and their community .St. John School of the ArtsUsing Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St. John Community Foundation and the St. John Parks and Recs Department, invite the public to attend this social gathering at The St. John School Of The Arts. During this fun, casual event, an update will be given on what USFSC is, what we have accompished in the past 5 years and what we are hoping to accomplish in the 2013-2014 year with your support. We will also be unveiling our sponsorship levels and budget for the 5th Annual FREE Just Play event for the youth and community of St. John/St. Thomas to be held on October 14, 2013 4th Annual 5th Annual4th Annual 5th Annual Monday October 14, 2013 Thanks to these early sponsors!
St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottFun in the Sun at CBYC Flotilla on East End public elementary school.
14 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, APRIL 4th2012Homicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3 3rd Degree Burglaries: 40 Grand Larcenies: 72 Rapes: 1 2013-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 4 Grand Larcenies: 18 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsAfter concluding our 30th year of visiting St. John we return to our Ohio home glad to reunite with our children and grandchildren. Until we return next year, God permitting, we will rely on our memories to picture the beauty of the isunique. frustrations associated with island living. I could list countless things that have occurred and are currently happening that defy logic but you all have your own list of such topics. However, there are those occasions that give me hope for the future of St. John as well as for all of us. I have had the chance during our stay to witness the public actions of a young man local to St. John. and many others were waiting in line. Needless to say the stress level of those on both sides of the counter was high and rising. This young man enthusiastically greeted everyone, made a quick visual assessment of what was happening and walked out. A few minutes later he returned with bags containing water bottles and cheerily passed out water to people, again on both sides of the counter. You could physically feel the stress leave the building. A second and third occurrence happened thereaf ter when as I was unloading trash at the dumpster by the basketball court. While unloading my garbage, I witnessed this same young man with gloves on picking up every piece of loose garbage surrounding the dumpster and he did it with a smile! If only we would all adopt such a happy and caring spirit how much better would life on St. John be? I hope this young man will experience the success he deserves. I believe he will! Rich GlassActs of KindnessHeres an idea. Why dont we start a St. John chicken farm? There are so many chickens running around on the island. This would give us fresh eggs, meat, income and less noise in the residential areas. Our young men could learn about agriculture and business at the same time. They could also build the chicken coops along with learning other handymans work. This hands-on endeavor under careful supervision could have a positive effect, especially on the young people who have time on their hands. We as a people need to start producing more of our own food. Eating and living healthy helps us and also helps the environment. A balanced society grows its own, and imports whats needed. Lets get to work rounding up these chickens and tilling the land. Emmanuel Prince We have noticed an increase in property related shootings on St. Thomas in recent months. Many are occurring after disturbances originating at functions at various late night businesses and/or clubs. As a result, vehicles and homes are being riddled with bullets with no regard for the occupants in the vehicles, or the residences. Family, friends and loved ones are being jeopardized in the process with no regard for their wellbeing. I am asking once again for the communitys support in this matter. Please speak to individuals residing in your homes who frequent these late night functions. Advise them to cooperate with law enforcement when there is an occurrence, prior to it escalating to the point of jeopardizing friends, family and loved ones. People have to realize that there are consequences for taking matters in to their own hands. When this occurs, retaliation becomes the word of the day. The fact of the matter is if the person involved in the altercation cannot be found, action is sometimes taken against his or her family, or loved ones. This causes the demise of many in the process, and really has no end. A simple situation that could be addressed now, rather than later, could save lives for generations to come. I would like to take this opportunity to ask anyone arms to please pass that information on to the Virgin Islands Police Department. arm we as a community have to face. All informa tion received by the department will be followed up and addressed. Anyone with information can call my 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). V.I. Police Department Acting Commissioner Public Distrurbance-Related Shootings Up on St. Thomas SEND LETTERS, THOUGHTS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virgin Islands has a Public Services Commission made up of board members who are appointed by the governor and approved by the legislature. The mission of the Public Services Commission is to regulate all public utilities operating in the territory to ensure a fair and reasonable rate of return while providing the rate payers with the highest quality ser The Virgin Islands has a public utility called Vir gin Islands Water and Power Authority which is an autonomous public utility created by the V.I. Legislature in 1964. WAPA generates and distributes elec tricity to approximately 55,000 customers throughout the territory. WAPA is governed by a nine member board, three members chosen by the governor and six members chosen by the governor and approved by the legislature. Because of this structure and lack of independence of either of these two agencies, it is virtually impossible for the PSC to have any impact on the short or long term management of WAPA. If the PSC does not allow all of WAPAs requested rate increases, the ciencies are defacto created by the PSC. The legislature does not have meaningful control over WAPA and part of the reason is because of the relationship of WAPA, the PSC, the governor and the legislature and the fact that WAPAs 600 plus staff are actually government employees and make up almost 10 percent of the government work force. This structure eliminates any practical solution to our problem because there is no method to create accountability at any level. The result of this structure is that the VI has a high cost of electricity. There are many factors for the extremely high cost of electricity in the Virgin Islands, including lack of a grid, dependence on petroleum, tions including lack of payment by the government. The legislature as well as the other branches of government are reluctant to promote any other form of energy production or even modernization of WAPA facilities because of an imagined impact on the workforce. This situation makes it almost impossible to have any meaningful change in cost or energy supply. The current rules severely limit the use of privately owned electrical generation systems, whether they be wind, solar, diesel generators or thermal. The VI depends on the US federal government and tourism to sustain its economy. The high cost of elec tricity and the undependable service has a very serious negative impact on all businesses and residents in the VI, which in turn affects the whole economy. There is only one way to correct this problem and that is to divest WAPA of power generation. Rather tremely high cost and undependable service WAPA, the governor, the PSC and the legislature must come up with a plan to privatize the power generation. There are so many economic and environmentally sound ways to create energy in this territory that it would be relatively easy for the VI to become a leader We could have a study done or take proposals from plan that would constantly reduce our dependence on fossil fuels while we are reducing the cost. The combination of solar, wind, thermal, bio such as algae and incineration, has a potential here that does not exist in very many places. Connecting to PR grid is also an option that should be studied. As it is now the leaders of the community are reluctant to encourage any meaningful changes to the system. We all need to get together on this issue and work for the well being of the community and start to make some changes now, while we can still afford it. Most positions within the government exist in merit system. A collective bargaining agreement covers most government employees and negotiated pay plans determine their wages. include: 20-25 paid holidays; 13 days of sick leave earned each year, with an unlimited carryover amount; four, six hours or eight hours of earned annual leave each pay-period (depending on years of service) with 480 hours eligible to be carried from one year to the next; life, supplemental life, medical and dental insurance; and a retirement system into which the employee becomes vested after 10 years of service. Greg MillerSt. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 15 Letters To St. John Tradewinds
portunities require a one-to-one matching with local funds; often assuming these dollars will be available from state, county or local governments, or regional large companies, Coldren said. Clearly this isnt the case in the Virgin Islands, we have to rely on appeals to individuals if we are going to raise the funds to cade and not rely exclusively on current volunteer management. CBCC collects most of its funds in the form of dues, $50 per person, with the suggestion of an additional $100 donation if it can be afforded. But that still only adds up about $20,000 a year, explained Coldren. which is about $12,000 a year, and insurance, $3,000, and telephone, internet, supplies and postage, about $7,000 a year, said Coldren. But, this doesnt provide any funding for staff. its membership this year, Coldren added. We would really like to see if we could double our membership, she said. Anyone how has lived here for the past 10 years or longer knows that Coral Bay has much better infrastructure than it had 10 years ago. Some of that is due to the work of CBCC, both in partnering with the Virgin Islands government and with our grants. Less obvious than the brown plumes of runoff that submitting comments on potential development, Coldren explained. Its a constant work to stay on top of all the things that a community agency does, she said. Making the phone calls and pointing out the needs to the people who need to hear it; we really want to be able to continue to do that. To meet the funding shortfall, and be able to keep Reed on staff, CBCCs Board of Directors has decided to focus on growing the groups kitty through a number of simultaneous efforts. CBCC rolled out the groups inaugural Planned Giving program several months ago, with the hope of luring wealthier homeowners in the Coral Bay area to make $1,000 donations over several years. membership option for Coral Bay business owners to support the group through donations and in-kind support, Coldren explained. Were hoping to reach villa owners and managers as well as our business community, she said. CBCC is also launching an expanded membership drive, Coldren added. Were trying to get more residents and property owners to support CBCCs work through member ship dues and small donations, she said. The group is also planning to host at least one major fundraiser, the details of which are still being planned, Coldren added. to achieve, she said. And the bottom line is that it has to add up to real dollars in the bank quickly in or der for CBCC to keep its current staff that is partially grant funded. CBCC is looking for community members to help organize a fundraiser, Coldren explained. We need to raise funds and at the same time we dont have the funds to raise the funds, said the CBCC president. We need volunteers at this time and wed also like to get some people to write some big checks. That would really help right now and let us know that were on the right path going forward. sions, Coldren added. Does the board need to sit down and change our path and make painful choices, said Coldren. We want to avoid that and we want to build something that the whole community is proud of and wants to participate in. We have the base for this, but we need more participants and more support. CBCCs board of directors are Bonny Corbeil, David Silverman, Joan Thomas, Robert DeBonis, Sarah Donovan, Coldren and Jason Hayman. For more information on CBCC or to donate, call 776-2099 or check out www.coralbaycommunity council.org. 16 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 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 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 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 Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 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 International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church Directory Dont leave all the work to us. long-needed new stove for the schools kitchen. Youve heard of the little engine that could, well GBS is the little school that could and Coral Bay is the little community that could, said Coral Bay Community Council President Sharon Coldren, who assisted with the project. After most of the food was eaten and the band beach, for a great cause. On behalf of the Coral Bay Yacht Club I would like to thank all of the contributors, sponsors and volunteers that have once again made the CBYCs Guy Benjamin School Flotilla annual fundraiser a rousing success, said Hendren. A very special thank you goes to Mary Burks, a teacher at the school, for her tremendous efforts in organizing this event. A sincere thank you again to all.CBYC Flotilla Raises $12,000 for GBSContinued from Page 8CBCC Launching Major Fundraising Campaign Continued from Page 5 require a one-to-one matching with local funds; often assuming these dollars will Sharon Coldren, CBCC president
St. John Tradewinds Seaborne Airlines has cleared a new mileFederal Aviation Administration of the Saab 340B aircraft. gin April 1 between the St. Croix Henry E. Rohlson, St. Thomas Cyril E. King and Tor tola Terrence B. Lettsome airports and Luis Muoz Marn Airport in San Juan, PR. A new route between SJU and Melville Hall Airport in Dominica will also start April 1. Two new additional routes will commence June 1 between SJU and Aime Csaire Air port de Fort-de-France in Martinique, and the Pointe--Pitre International Airport in with Seabornes new 34-seat Saab turboprop. The Saab operates with two pilots and and has a lavatory. After eight months of incredible work by the Seaborne operations team, we are happy and proud to introduce the 34 passenger Saab 340B aircraft to the Caribbean, said David Airlines. I want to personally thank the Seaborne team, especially our Director of Operations, Shawn Lewis, Saab Fleet Manager Dan Auslander and Maintenance and Inspection Directors, Mark Dyson and John Harrison for their incredible efforts over the past several months. This truly marks a major milestone in Seaborne Airlines history. This 34-seat Saab aircraft has the comfort of most modern jetliners and the increased speed will provide the fastest overall jour Seaborne competitive and eco-friendly. With the addition of the Saab 340B, Seaborne is poised for even greater growth throughout the Caribbean and will add needed lift for local inter-island travel as well as easier ways for tourists to connect to the Caribbean worldwide. throughout the Caribbean, the addition of the marketplace growth by adding jobs in the dants are based. St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 17 St. John Tradewinds News Photo ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS FAA Approves Seaborne Airlines Certication of Saab 340B
18 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.com Interval Ownership or Rentals www.sunsetridgevillas.com Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Green Building check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; email@example.com Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.com Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stjohnvirealestate.com tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 email@example.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServices tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding Services www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory SHARED FEATURESACROSS 1 Empress of old Russia 8 Unwakeful state 12 Part of BYO 19 Choose for jury duty 20 Lang. spoken in Milan 23 What a maestro studies ones 27 Student transcript nos. 28 Penitentiary division 30 Laid eyes on 33 What My Bonnie lies over 34 Home for a pet rodent 38 Fort Knox feature 44 Meyers of Think Big 46 Now be told 48 Having much land 49 Crop lopper supporting beams 60 Mark of a sergeant, e.g. 66 The Hanoi Hilton locale 67 White cheese 68 A mean Amin 69 Track beams 70 Discontinue 71 Its students tumble 76 Represented 78 Try to win at eBay, say 79 First, in terms of transmission 82 Holland bloom 86 So long, Pierre! 87 directed (medicine box warning) 88 Freckle, e.g. 90 Nokia offering 93 Scanned supermarket symbol 97 Close by 99 Squabble 100 Busy shop before Halloween 106 boy! 110 Into the wind 111 Statement about nine answers in this puzzle performers 116 Dressed in 117 Chinese Checkers pieces 120 Ticked 121 Skit DOWN 1 Clock datum 2 Overproud 3 Lhasa (dog breed) 4 Boosts Abbr. 7 Allowing only female students 8 Loud insect 9 Western Amerinds 10 Tarnish 11 Initial Hebrew letter 12 Singer Roy 13 Nobelist Elie 14 Like some mutual funds 16 Molten rock 18 Strong rope 22 Storage unit 24 Project particular 29 In a majestic manner 31 Stainless 32 Squint (at) 33 Head, in Pau 34 Hurting a cellar window 37 Gibson liquor 40 Serving perfectly 41 Vase variety 42 Piano part 43 NFL goals 47 Bishop, e.g. Dan 60 Hostess Perle 61 Kleenex, say 62 Some inserts 63 Really must 64 Called upon 67 Showing, as a card 72 Actor Conrad 73 Dandelion lookalike 74 Tuned in 79 ri or Suprieur 80 Lyrical work 81 Stand by Me actor Wheaton 83 SoCal squad 87 Dismount 88 Artist Marcel discusses at length 94 Fell in line 96 Grouchy 98 Food carton abbr. 100 Singer Irene 103 Platform for a lectern 104 Canadian cable channel for children 107 Like giants 108 Bark source 112 Garden tool 113 Actor Kilmer 114 Epoch
St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 19 12:13 p.m. Government of the Virgin Islands r/ a disturbance with a mental patient in the area of Mongoose Junction. Disturbance of the peace. 2:22 p.m. An Estate Zootenvaal resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 5:05 p.m. A citizen p/r a sexual assault. Rape in the second. 1:00 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a vehicle struck him in the area of Cruz Bay and kept on going. Auto collision. 2:47 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that he was assaulted in the area of Cruz Bay. Simple assault. 2:45 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was assaulted. Assault in the third. 3:20 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that her cousin removed her keys from her residence. Malicious mischief. 1:22 a.m. A Tortola resident r/ that someone tried to take his property. Attempted robbery. at Maho Bay. DOA. 1:35 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that someone threatened to kill him. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 12:09 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance in the area of The Marketplace. Police assistance. 3:30 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision in the area of Cruz Bay. Auto collision. 9:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone stole her iPhone in Cruz Bay on 3/21 and her new phone is phone. Grand larceny. 8:07 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance with some goats that are destroying her plants. Police assistance. 9:27 a.m. A citizen c/r an abandoned vehicle on the property of the Westin Resort and Villas that has been there for several days. Abandoned vehicle. 11:00 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that he is receiving harassing phone calls at his residence. Telephone harassment. 11:46 a.m. Government of the Virgin Islands r/ a disturbance between two males in Frank Powell Park. Disturbance of the peace. the area of Moorehead Point. Illegal discharge of 9:45 p.m A St. Thomas resident p/r that his babys mother is violating a court order. Violation of a court order. 8:38 a.m. An employee from Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/r an abandoned vehicle on the property for several months. Abandoned vehicle. 8:49 a.m. A citizen p/r a known male defaming her character on St. John. Libel. 8:50 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that she was threatened by a male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. tance with a drunken male in Frank Powell Park. Disturbance of the peace. 10:25 a.m. Badge #1222 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Steve Reichel, of no known address, under arrest and charged with distur bance of the peace, disobeying a lawful order, loitering and urinating in public. Bail was set at $2,000 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. 11:50 a.m. A citizen c/r that someone removed items from his vehicle while it was parked at The Marketplace. Petit larceny. 1:16 p.m. VINP ranger c/requesting police assistance with several minors who are creating a disturbance. Police assistance. 5:00 p.m A citizen p/r that he received counterfeit money. Counterfeit money. 7:27 p.m. A citizen p/r that his passenger side window was broken. Damage to vehicle. 8:45 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/requesting police assistance to retrieve her belongings from her residence. Police assistance. 1:43 p.m. An Estate Mandhal resident p/r that he lost his wallet in the area of Salt Pond. Lost wallet. 5:47 p.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident c/r that people are trespassing on her property. Trespassing. 7:02 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r that someone broke into her residence. Burglary in the third. 8:29 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Cruz Bay. Loud music. 3:45 a.m. A citizen p/r that her 24-year-old daughter is missing. Missing person/police assistance. 8:54 a.m. An employee of L&L Jeep Rental p/r that a customer drove his rental vehicle into the water at Big Bay. Police assistance. EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333Man Robbed While on His Porch in Estate Baron Spot, St. CrpoixSt. John Tradewinds cers on St. Croix are investigat ing a First Degree Robbery that occurred on March 22 in Estate Baron Spot. to the area at about 10:25 p.m. Witnesses in the area said a male suspect robbed the occupant of a home of cash and a gold chain. According to the initial police report, the suspect was armed with black handgun, wearing a white mask covering his face and red short pants. The suspect walked on to the back porch of a home where a resident of the home was sitting on a cooler. He threatened the resident with the gun, took the cash and the gold chain from his neck which was valued at $600. the scene, they conducted a search for the individual with no success. Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives are following up on this case. Anyone having any knowledge about this robbery or the possible suspect should contact detectives at (340)712-6077, (340)712-6037, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1800-222-TIPS or 911. Crime prevention is up to all of us. We will not see a until everyone comes forward with what they know. Crime Stoppers allows you to do that anonymously, with no fear of retaliation and without having to testify in a court of law. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John V.I. Police Department ofsistance of the community in identifying whoever has broken into several vehicles in the area of Annaberg. These break-ins have occurred dur ing the day time and personal items have been stolen. Tell us what you know so police can identify and arrest the thieves. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a thief is $714 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered. St. Thomas On Monday, March 18, at 2:25 a.m., a man, in the area of Coki Point was stabbed multiple times in his upper body. The man, who was unable to talk, was immediately taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. Tell us what you know about this stabbing so police can identify and arrest the perpetrator(s). The minimum cash reward for an arrest is $900. St. Croix On Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at approximately 9:00 p.m., police responded to a reof Building 43 in the Mutual Homes Housing Community. Police found two gunshot victims, both 29 years of age. Sylvester Hodge of the Aureo Diaz Heights Housing Community and Michael Javois of Estate Mon Bijou were later pronounced dead at the Juan F Luis Hospital. Police need your help to identify whoever is responsible for these killings. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a murder suspect is $1,500. Call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1800-222-TIPS or 911. Crime Stoppers USVI
20 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN JOAN OAT v. SEWER ENTERPRISES, LTD, et al : : : : : CIVIL ACTION No. 03 115 ORDER AND NOW, this 28 th day of March, 2013, it is ORDERED Magistrate Judge Ruth Millers Proposed Findings of Fact (Document 579) are ADOPTED and Plaintiff Joan Oats Motions for Writ of Assistance (Documents 538 and 560) are GRANTED. 1 1 Defendant Sewer Enterprises, Ltd. (SEL) defaulted on two notes owned by Oat and secured by two different leasehold mortgages. Oat received a judgment of foreclosure on one of the mortgages the mortgage secured by a lease on Parcels 3h and 3i, Estate Enighed, St. John, Virgin Islands. Oat later purchased th at lease at a Marshals sale. The sale was confirmed by this Court. See Order Confirming Sale, March 30, 2012, ECF No. 532. On August 30, 2012, the redemption period expired. Oat asked the Clerk of Court to issue a wri t of assistance directing the United States Marshals Service to remo ve Llewellyn T. Sewer (Sewer) the majority shareholder of SEL, and his personal property from Parcels 3h and 3i. This Court referred the motions to Judge Miller to hold an evidentiary hearing and issue proposed findings of fact. On February 4, 2013, Ju dge Miller held an evidentiar y hearing. Oat appeared telephonically and Sewer appeared in person. On March 25, 2013, Judge Miller issued proposed findings of fact. This Court adopts the facts and will address the remaining issues pertaining to Oats mot ions for a writ of assistance A writ of assistance is a form of process issued by a court of equity to secure possession of land after the title or right to possession thereof has been determined, or a court order directing law enforcement officers to assist a person in enforcing a prior court order when there is reason to believe that enforcement efforts may be met with forcible opposition. 6 Am. Jur. 2d Assistance, Writ of 1 (1964). Thus, the requirements for the issuance of a writ of assistance to recover possession of real property are: (1) that the applicants right to possession is clear as against the occupant and (2) that such right has already been adjudicated by the court to which th e application is made. Chase Manhattan Bank v. Robert Surzano No. 2001 197, 2009 WL 1871467, at *3 (D.V.I. June 22, 2009). Under Virgin Islands law, the purchaser of real property at a foreclosure sale is typically entitled to immediate possession of the property and need not initiate separate eviction proceedings to oust the previous owner. See id. at *9. Once the sale is confirmed, if the previous owner will not vacate the property, the purchaser is entitled to a writ of assistance. Id. Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS-RM Document #: 580 Filed: 03/28/13 Page 1 of 2 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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) 642-3263 The St. John Film Society day, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. As part of the 4th Annual Travel ing Caribbean Film Showcase, SJFS continues the festival and Haiti. 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. The Coral Bay Community Council will host the Planning Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Guy Benjamin Elementary School in room six. Want to learn all about whats going on around St. John? Then mark those calendars for Thursday, April 18, when the Community IMPACT Team and St. John Community Foundation will host a dinner meeting at Bethany Moravian Church at 5:45 p.m. The St. John Singers will present two concerts to cele brate the spring season, one on St. John and one on St. Thomas. The St. John Concert will be at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday evening, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. The St. Thomas Concert will be at the Wesley Methodist Church in Estate Tutu on Sunday after noon, April 21, at 4 p.m. The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance, a Spring Floral Spectacular will be on Satur day, May 11, at the St. Peter Greathouse. 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. The Friends of V.I. National Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event which will be on Sunday, May 26. Registration is now so register now by visiting www.friendsvinp.org or call 779-4940. 2 BY THE COURT: /s/ Juan R. Snchez Juan R. Snchez, J. The purch aser is not entitled to immediate possession, however, if the property is currently in the possession of a tenant pursuant to an unexpired lease, in which instance the purchaser is entitled to receive from such tenant the rents or value of the use and occ upation thereof during the same period. V.I. Code Ann. tit. 5, 500. Where the foreclosed real estate is itself a leasehold, this Court construes 500 to reserve possessory rights in sublessees holding under an unexpired sublease, but not the lessee w hose leasehold interest was purchased at the Marshals sale. In the instant case, t he Court s Order confirming the Marshals sale establishes Oats ownership of the lease. B ased upon that O rder, as well as the proceedings at the evidentiary hearing SEL w as provided with notice that it no longer own s any possessory interest in Parcels 3h and 3i Structures and personal property are located on the two parcels, although the parties at the evidentiary hearing did not know which parcel s are 3h or 3i One parcel co ntains a three story building formerly known as the Tradewinds and personal property including (1) a fuel truck and a tractor head truck; (2) two 40 foot contain er s; (3) a chassis and other unspecified equipment ; and (4) an empty petroleum tank. Propos ed Findings of Fact 1, ECF No. 579. The other parcel contains a building described as a garage or a workshop, and the following personal property, (1) one 40 foot container; (2) miscellaneous equipment parts; and (3) a chassis. Id. Sewer Oswain S ewer, Sewers uncle, and Charlie Mars h, Sewers cousin, are the three individuals who utilize the garage/workshop and the two containers The three story building is unoccupied. There are no known subleases. Charlie Mars h pays Sewers grandmothers estat e an unspecified fee to use the two 40 foot containers Sewer does not pay rent for the use of the garag e/workshop. Upon the removal of Sewer s personal belongings only the two containers will remain Based upon the se facts, the Court finds Oat is entitle d to immediate possession of the property and a writ of assistance against Sewer, Oswain Sewer, and Charlie Marsh. None of these individuals are currently in possession of the property pursuant to an unexpired lease. Marshs purported fee arrangement with Sewers grandmothers estate is not a sub lease, precluding Oat s possession The Court finds all of the requirements for the issuance of a writ of assistance to recover possession of real property have been sat isfied and grants Oats motions. Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS-RM Document #: 580 Filed: 03/28/13 Page 2 of 2 2 BY THE COURT: /s/ Juan R. Snchez Juan R. Snchez, J. The purch aser is not entitled to immediate possession, however, if the property is currently in the possession of a tenant pursuant to an unexpired lease, in which instance the purchaser is entitled to receive from such tenant the rents or value of the use and occ upation thereof during the same period. V.I. Code Ann. tit. 5, 500. Where the foreclosed real estate is itself a leasehold, this Court construes 500 to reserve possessory rights in sublessees holding under an unexpired sublease, but not the lessee w hose leasehold interest was purchased at the Marshals sale. In the instant case, t he Court s Order confirming the Marshals sale establishes Oats ownership of the lease. B ased upon that O rder, as well as the proceedings at the evidentiary hearing SEL w as provided with notice that it no longer own s any possessory interest in Parcels 3h and 3i Structures and personal property are located on the two parcels, although the parties at the evidentiary hearing did not know which parcel s are 3h or 3i One parcel co ntains a three story building formerly known as the Tradewinds and personal property including (1) a fuel truck and a tractor head truck; (2) two 40 foot contain er s; (3) a chassis and other unspecified equipment ; and (4) an empty petroleum tank. Propos ed Findings of Fact 1, ECF No. 579. The other parcel contains a building described as a garage or a workshop, and the following personal property, (1) one 40 foot container; (2) miscellaneous equipment parts; and (3) a chassis. Id. Sewer Oswain S ewer, Sewers uncle, and Charlie Mars h, Sewers cousin, are the three individuals who utilize the garage/workshop and the two containers The three story building is unoccupied. There are no known subleases. Charlie Mars h pays Sewers grandmothers estat e an unspecified fee to use the two 40 foot containers Sewer does not pay rent for the use of the garag e/workshop. Upon the removal of Sewer s personal belongings only the two containers will remain Based upon the se facts, the Court finds Oat is entitle d to immediate possession of the property and a writ of assistance against Sewer, Oswain Sewer, and Charlie Marsh. None of these individuals are currently in possession of the property pursuant to an unexpired lease. Marshs purported fee arrangement with Sewers grandmothers estate is not a sub lease, precluding Oat s possession The Court finds all of the requirements for the issuance of a writ of assistance to recover possession of real property have been sat isfied and grants Oats motions. Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS-RM Document #: 580 Filed: 03/28/13 Page 2 of 2 Public Notice
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The Company that gives back to St. John O W N A MONTH IN A LUX URY HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $54,000 GRA N D E BA Y RESORT has great harbor views! Beautifully fur nished, easy access to shops/restaurants. Large pool & deck area, tness & reception center, indoor parking & elevator service. R A INBOW S END A T BA TTERY HILLclean and cheerfully decorated poolside condo is conveniently close to town w/ nicely manicured grounds. Seller says make an offer! $510,000 $3,450,000 MLS 13-83 BE A CHFRONT VI D EO LA VENDER HILL Luxurious 1 bedroom unit adjacent to pool with 2 decks. Walk to beach and town. 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JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M MAN DAHL $85,000EMMA US hillside $85,000 CAROLINA from $115,000FISH BA Y from $153,000 HANSEN BA Y hillside & WATERFRONT from $149,000SAUND ERS GUT hillside & WATERFRONT from $179,000 C HOCOLA TE HOLE from $180,000 G LUCK SBERG $245,000 L OV A NGO CA Y WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000V IRGIN GR A N D EST A TES from $295,000C ONCORD I A from $335,000C A L A B A SH BOOM hillside $475,000 UPPER MONTE BA Y/REND EZVOUS from $799,000P ETER BA Y /NORTHSHORE from $1,650,000 W ESTIN TIMESHA RES from $500 per weekONE MONTH FRA CTIONA LS from $54,000 LOTS OF LA N D LISTINGS!! MOTIV A TED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINA NCING!! HH-TW 3.31.2013 A.indd 1 3/27/13 4:34 PM St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 23 Puerto Ricos Efrain Lugo picked up his tenth Rolex timepiece. This year, it was in the IC-24 class. The boats from Puerto Rico, and all the kids here, make this class really competitive, said Lugo, who drives Orion we didnt do too well and we lost our advantage. The last race we concentrated on doing all the right things like good starts, good crew work and boat speed. It was the father-and-son team of St. Thomas John and 14-year-old Kai Holmberg that champi oned the Beach Cat class aboard their Hobie 16, Humbug. In the early 70s, when Rolex started, I was his age doing the exact same thing, said John Holmberg. The duo has been sailing together since 2010, including representing the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010. We have a lot of fun, said Holmberg. Fast is fun. Plus, multihulls allow you to learn a whole other type of sailing. Lastly, the BVIs Peter Haycraft was awarded the Commodores Trophy. Haycrafts boats, includ ing his current Sirena 38 Pipedream have raced in all 40 International Rolex Regattas. I have only raced 39, says Haycraft, 80, who will retire from racing after the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. My son, Chris, sailed the boat the year I didnt and he won a Rolex. This regatta is always great fun. The St. Thomas Yacht Club-hosted regatta is the oldest regatta in Rolexs portfolio of international sailing events and dates back to 1974. For more information, results and video highlights produced by T2P TV, visit www.rolexcupre gatta.com. Visit the IRR on Facebook and follow the action on Twitter at: #irr40T ime Rules W ith Close Action at Rolex RegattaSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers downwind leg, above.Continued from Page 62013 International Rolex Regatta Results
24 St. John Tradewinds, April 1-7, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Bill StelzerPacked House for St. John School From yoga to violin, singing and dancing, steel pan and more, the SJSA Faculty Concert was a smash hit.