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GHS Farm to Table Dinner A SuccessPage 11Work Continues on State of the Art FerriesPage 9Historical Society Has Plans for Permanent HomePage 4World Publicity Spotlight on St. John, Local BusinessesPage 5 Roller Granted Rezoning for Coral Bay Eco-ResortSTORY AND RENDERINGS INSIDE PAGE 3 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: pgunow@gmail.com Web: www.pguinsurance.com (340) 776-6403 April 22-28, 2013 Copyright 2013St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Bill StelzerLove for the EnvironmentSt. John schoolchildren lean in for a hug from the V.I. Waste Management Authority mascot during the Earth Day Litter Stomp parade through Cruz Bay where the Friends of the VINP hosted its Earth Day fair for hundreds of local schoolchildren. SEE STORY AND PHOTOS, PAGES 7 AND 24. Maho Bay Camps Cats Need Homes Page 6 Annual


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $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 22-28, 2013 Senator Donald Cole and the St. John Community Foundation are hosting a Town Hall meeting at the St. John Legislature Annex in Cruz Bay on Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Town Meeting Set for Thursday, May 2 T erritorial Flags at Half Mast Last Week in Respect for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea MilamConsistent with a Presidential Proclamation issued by President Barack Obama, The Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of St. John Green Sanctuary Beach Cleanup at Cinnamon Bay will meet at 10 a.m. to the left of the museum building (and right of the windsurfer shack) on Sunday, April 28, in celebration of Earth Day. Bring bug spray, large plastic bags, gloves, hat, sunblock and a swim suit, as well as something to drink and a snack.UUF To Host Beach Cleanup on April 28 The Carolina Corral will host the Second Ever First Annual Donkey Softball Game on May 11 at 11 a.m. at the Coral Bay by a championship donkey softball game. The entry fee is $10 per adult; 12 and under enter free. Donkey softball players pay an additional $15 to play. Food and drink will be available, as well as childrens games. Carolina Corral owner Dana Bartlett is looking for restaurants and other local businesses to form teams of at least nine members each. Teams can be a mix of children or adults. Anyone interested in participating should contact Bartlett at 693-5778. Lessons on donkey handling will precede each game. Corral animals wish to thank everyone for their constant support. Everyone is encouraged to come out and be a part of this fun family day.Second Ever Donkey Softball Game Set for May 11 in Coral Bay BalleldCoral Bay Community Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Workshop focused on commu nity visioning Wednesday, May 29, to Friday, May 31. The workshop will offer public meetings on the evenings of May 29 and May 31 as well as smaller group special purpose meetings during the days. The meeting times and places will be announced. All residents and property owners in Coral Bay are encouraged to participate in these community visioning sessions. Please mark those calendars. More information will be available soon. Volunteers are being sought to assist with the logistics. Anyone who would like to help with the workshop should call CBCC at 776-2099.AIA Sustainable Design Workshop SetJoin Senator Jeanette Millin Young, her team of dedicated staff and women of St. John as the group strives to empower each other to be the best. The group will meet in Cruz Bay on Friday evening, May 3. For details call SJCF at 693-9410.Women Empowerment Workshop May 3 IGBA and GHSs EARTH program will host a presentation by Dr. Barry Devine, A Naturalists Journey from Ridge to Reef: Virgin Islands Resources Worth Protecting on Thursday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the GHS Upper Campus atrium. This is a potluck event, and all are welcome.Next Green Thursdays Seminar May 2


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The V.I. Legislature voted last week to approve a rezoning and variance request submitted by Hugo Roller for his land in Estate Carolina for the purpose of constructing an eco-resort and community commercial center. The governor has 10 days following the Legislatures approval to veto the bill; however, Roller does not anticipate that happening. I was told that all 15 senators voted for it, so I see nothing that would appear objectionable to the governor, he said. Rollers request asked that 2.5 acres be rezoned from A-2 to B-3, and that 11.4 acres, currently zoned A-2, be given a variance for the campground. Plans for the property include elevated tree house-style accommodations, a restaurant, a health treatments, and perhaps a larger supermarket. the senate that the latest green technologies will be used throughout the project, and said that he hopes the addition of the eco-resort will allow his familys farm to become a truly sustainable operation. Roller stressed in his testimony that the project will remain in har mony with the surrounding community. The objective is that growth will be achieved with, rather than in opposition to, the character of the community, he said in his testimony. After two years of planning the eco-resort at his Coral Bay Garden Center farm, Roller was thrilled with the news that his rezoning request had been approved. I was elated, he said. How can you help but be elated after that type of ordeal? Roller and his wife Josephine Roller, who together run the Coral Bay Garden Center, are anxious to begin the project. forward quickly to try and get this thing accomplished, he said, noting that the project will be phased in over 10 years. Residents expressed concern about the rezoning at a May 22, 2012, Department of Planning and Natural Resources hearing on the rezoning. Concerns ranged from the size of the project to the fact that the B-3 zoning opens up the door to numerous different uses Bay community. Roller said he hopes to deliver a satisfactory project, quelling the fears of Coral Bay residents. I feel its a challenge to rise above all their comments and to present the community with an eco-resort that goes beyond everybodys expectation, said Roller. Thats the best I can do. What I want to accomplish is something positive; thats what this resort is going to be about. The eco-resort will feature a main welcoming center, with pedestrianand bicycle-friendly sidewalks throughout. Staying true to the nature of the Coral Bay Garden Center, there will be gardens and mals go to pasture. Fruit trees will dot the landscape. Guests at Rollers eco-resort will be encouraged to become friendly with one another, possibly centric eco-resort that will be left when Maho Bay Camps closes on May 15. Unquestionably, Mahos closing has been an incredible incentive to bring this to fruition, said Roller. At Maho, guests wait in line to eat, use the bathroom, and shower, and theres a certain cameraderie that results. We want to bring that kind of element into what were going to offer. St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 3 Thursday, April 25thINDEX Roller Granted Rezoning for Coral Bay Eco-Resort St. John Tradewinds


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds As the St. John Historical Society approaches its 40th anniver dedicated to promoting appreciation and understanding for the islands history and cultural heritage announced at the Thursday, April 18, St. John Community Foundation meeting that it will construct a permanent home. The announcement came on the heels of an agreement between the SJHS and the SJCF over approximately 6,000 square feet of the Community Foundations Bellevue land. The SJCF will lease the land to the SJHS for 99 years at a rate of $1 per year. The SJHS hopes to construct a base of operations on the Belpermanent home for the societys numerous archives and collections. Plans for the building are still in the early stages, explained SJHS 2012-2013 President David Knight. At this time, the scope and scale of the SJHS facility on the site remains undetermined, said Knight. We are presently in the process of investigating our options, and committees have been formed by incoming SJHS President Lonnie Willis to move the process along. Generally speaking, the society is in immediate space and a secure, climate-controlled repository for its archive and collections. Although plans are still forthcoming, Knight hopes that the SJHS will eventually expand its facility to include a publically-accessible library and archive, along with a cultural history museum, he explained. In the end only time will tell, but I believe we are off to a very positive start, and I encourage the St. John community to support and embrace this vision, said Knight. The agreement between the two the Community Foundation realized that historical ruins on the site were in need of preservation. When we were given the land from Reliance Housing, which is the company that did the Bellevue affordable housing project, we knew there were ruins on the property that needed to be preserved, said SJCF President Rob Crane. We thought the St. John Historical Society would be the perfect partner for this aspect of the land. abilities to care for the ruins at Bellevue, which date back to the early 18th century, Knight explained. As a condition of the lease, the area of the property that contains investigated by a professional ar chaeologist, and then surveyed to delineate a mutually agreed-upon Historic Preservation Zone, he said. It is this area that the SJHS The Community Foundation hopes an interpretive trail through the historic ruins will be established by the SJHS, Crane explained, and the SJCF looks forward to the islands need for a repository for historical artifacts, met. This is a win-win situation for both of our organizations, but more importantly, it is a huge win for the island of St. John, said Knight.4 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 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: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE MONEY! 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 WE HAVE FISH St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam Historical Society Plans To Construct Permanent Home on Bellevue Land


St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 5 Publicity Spotlight Shines on St. John, Local Businesses R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing Happy Holidays! By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds It seems the word is out: St. John and some of its local businesses have been put on the map recently thanks to plenty of positive publicity. The island itself received a huge accolade from the worlds largest travel website, TripAdvisor, when it was dubbed the second highest-rated island in the world. St. John came in behind the number one island, Ambergris Caye, Belize. The rankings were based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each island on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period, according to the website. We are very proud to receive these recent acco lades which help to keep the destination top-of-mind among travel professionals and the traveling public, said V.I. Department of Tourism Commissioner Bevboth travelers and the media have placed in our terri tory, and along with our partners will continue striving to create memorable vacation experiences for our visitors to enjoy. Another big accolade was recently bestowed upon Arawak Expeditions by National Geographic Travel er, which included the tour companys British Virgin Islands kayaking and camping tour on its 50 Tours of a Lifetime feature in the May 2013 issue. The selection process was competitive and our most authentic, most innovative, and most immer sive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours, the magazine announced in an email to Arawak owner Arthur Jones. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society, said Executive Editor Norie Quintos. The tours we selected capture that spirit of exploration. They push the boundaries of mainstream tourism, whether taking travelers to the far corners of the globe, or helping them dive deep into the culture of familiar destinations. National Geographic Traveler has the largest audience of any travel magazine, meaning information on Arawaks BVI tour will reach more than 8.5 million readers. Jones is thrilled to have been chosen by National Geographic Traveler for Arawaks BVI kayaking and camping trip, which starts on St. John with stops on Peter Island, Norman Island, Tortola, and Jost Van Dyke. Were delighted of course, said Jones. There were only nine tours or trips selected from North America, and we were one of them. Also in the spotlight recently is St. John Brewers, which was featured in two national publications. Beer Advocate magazine featured the brewing company in its article, Its 5-Percent Somewhere, about brewing in remote places. In addition to St. John Brewers, brewing compa nies in Guam and Hawaii are also featured. Chirag Cheech Vyas, who co-owns St. John Brewers with Kevin Chipman, explained in the article why they decided to have their recipes brewed and bottled in the states by Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland, Maine. Our brewery started out of the back of a pickup truck, Vyas says in the article. They hand-bottled and self-distributed until decording to the article. St. John Brewers was also featured in Draft Magazine, where their back story is highlighted in the ar ticle Island Beer: Whats Brewing in the Tropics. Its nice to be recognized by the industry, said Vyas of his companys recent publicity. Its about getting the message out that there is brewing in the Virgin Islands. Sometimes thats overlooked, so its nice to be recognized by the American craft beer scene, since we are a part of it. Additional recent publicity includes accolades for Caneel Bay Resort, Trunk Bay, Lameshure Bay Beach, and St. John as a whole in publications includ ing Gayot.com, CNN.com, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and by esteemed travel writer Arthur Frommer. Annual


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St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 7 We Open Minds, Hearts and DoorsGi Hill School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin. Gi Hill School is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. In addition to need-based Tuition Assistance, $2500 Merit Scholarships are available to new students entering grades 4-12 with a grade-point average of 3.3 and higher or exceptional performance on Entrance Exam. All applications must be complete before Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Awards can be granted. Please contact 340-776-1730 or http://www.gihillschool.org/ for more information or to enroll. GHS-Enrollment ad 3.2013.indd 1 3/21/13 7:44 PM 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 Hundreds of Kids Celebrate Earth Day at Friends of VINP EventBy Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Shouts of Go green! and other Earth Day-inspired chants rang through the streets of Cruz Bay as more than 100 island schoolchildren paraded from the Julius E. Sprauve the Litter Stomp parade, sponsored by the V.I. Waste Management Authority, on Friday morning, April 19. At the culmination of the parade, children where local organizations, government agencies, and vendors awaited them with fun activities like face painting and making necklaces, all the in name of Earth Day. Children need to be educated about the basics of life nature, plants, and how connected we all are, said Delroy Ital Anthony, who was at the event representing his Native Arts & Crafts business. Were here so the kids can make something and have some fun, said Gerry Londergan of the Unitarian Universalist Church, which helped the kids make paper necklaces. Several island schools were represented, including Head Start, whose young students were delighted to have their faces painted. We try to encourage participation and learning as much as we can, said Head Start teacher Bernice Roberts. We try to teach them whats important about Earth Day. The kids are having fun. Gifft Hill School students marched in the Litter Stomp parade carrying handmade signs promoting Earth Day, and GHS middle schoolers performed their own litter St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Bill Stelzer Continued on Page 24


8 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 St. John Tradewinds This year St. John Film Society is one of a select few Caribbean organizations showing the fourth annual Traveling Caribbean Film the Caribbean diaspora. On May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts, SJFS will feature an insightful look into contemporary of homemakers, architects, govand soldiers inspiring, controversial, and uniquely Cuba. Old House, a 93-minute feature ban Missile Crisis, a 12-minute animated comical rendering of an important historical moment. Attendees are asked to make a suggested donation of $5. We are very excited about the May offerings, said Michelle Ward, who heads up membership and publicity efforts for SJFS. Although SJFS has a solid repuna, this time around we are mixing it up a bit by offering a powerful feature-length drama from Cuba, a comical rendering about the Cuban missile crisis. Later in the month on May 22, the Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase continues in Coral Bay with a family program from the Bahamas and Guadeloupe, for young adults and their parents. Be sure to check St. John Tradewinds for the details. The Travelling Caribbean Film ducers and directors from around the Caribbean. Sponsored regionally by UNESCO and supported by ICAIC (Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry ) in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase brings together the works of countries including the Bahamas, Venezuela, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, are subtitled when not in English. This fourth edition, dedicated to the Caribbean Diaspora, includes culture, and the history of the Caanimation and documentaries, reveal the realities and challenges of Caribbean emigrants in the region and the greater Diaspora, and promote Caribbean cultural identity. The primary objective of the TCFS is to make the Caribbean population aware of the talent and creativity existing in the region in at different times of the year in most countries of the Caribbean. The St. John Film Society is the organization bringing some of the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase to St. John. TCFS is supported by ICAIC, UNICEF, UNESCO and MINCULT. St. John Film Society is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Virgin Island Council on the Arts. 4th Annual 5th Annual4th Annual 5th Annual Monday October 14, 2013 Thanks to these early sponsors! St. John Film Society Presents Spotlight on Cuba May 7


St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 9 www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Work Continues on New State of the Art FerriesSt. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds Former St. John music educator Dale Francis invites the public to a presentation of his new book and CD, The Quelbe Method, at the University of the Virgin Islands ACC conference room on April 22 at 6 p.m. Guitar, saxophone and violin instrumentalists will present selections from the method, which documents Virgin Islands folk music and relates quelbe to U.S. music curriculum standards. The CD is funded in part by the Virgin Islands Humanities Council. CDs and books can be acquired at the event. The books are at Dockside and UVI, or can be purchased online via Amazon, and CDs are at CD Baby online. This event is hosted by the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center. There is no cover charge. For more information, email Thequelbemethod@yahoo.com or call 340-227-7016.The Quelbe Method To Be Presented on Monday, April 22 at UVI


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Thousands of people in Washington, D.C., and Atlantic City, New Jersey, recently got a taste of the Virgin Islands thanks to Kevin Chipman and Chirag Vyas, the guys behind St. John Brewers. The two represented their brand and the Virgin Islands at the Craft Brewers Conference, where they rubbed elbows with reps from other craft brewer ies like Sierra Nevada, and at the Atlantic City Beer Festival, which was attended by more than 20,000 people. In Atlantic City, the duo estimate they reached around 7,000 attendees with samples of their products. We were sampling out our beers to the masses, said Chipman. People get really excited about the Tropical Mango Ale. Thats our only product thats sold nationally, and its what put us on the map. St. John Brewers also offered samples of their Island Summer, Island Hoppin, and Liquid Sunshine Ales to event-goers, many of whom recognized the St. John Brewers name because of their distribution in the New Jersey area, or because of previous visits to the territory, Chipman explained. We saw people wearing our shirts, he said. A lot of people told us, Ill be honeymooning in the Virgin Islands in May, or We come down every year. These events help showcase St. John to an audience that has either visited or plans to in the future, said Vyas. Craft beer drinkers are a key demographic as they tend to be adventurous and appreciate quality products, which St. John embodies. Those that have visited the Virgin Islands in the past often share their experience with their fellow craft beer enthusiasts, who may be visitors in the future. In addition to reaching out to potential island visitors, Chipman, who manned the St. John Brewers booth with the help of some friends and family, got to have some fun as well. Its a fun event, he said. They have a lot of food vendors there. Theres music Rusted Root played bowl, a silent disco, sand sculptures, and a lot more. While the Craft Brewers Conference, a week-long event for craft brewing professionals, served as more of an educational experience for Chipman and Vyas, it also gave them the opportunity to get the word out about their products and the Virgin Islands. We met brewers from a small brewery outside Juno, Alaska, said Vyas. It was interesting to talk to them about the challenges they have brewing in lationship with them, and look forward to a possible collaboration. The Craft Brewers Conference couldnt have come at a better time for the brewing duo, as they look forward to opening their own on-site brewery to the public. Located just across the parking lot from the Tap Room, the brewery has already been churning out small batches of unique products, like their Double Prop IPA, Roundabout Coffee Stout, and their winter seasonal Frozen Cistern Ale. We came away with some new ideas to improve our brewing capabilities here in the Virgin Islands, said Vyas. Were coming back with a new perspective on how to operate our new brewery, which we hope to open to small tours within the next few months. In addition to the brewing side of things, Chipman and Vyas learned a lot about managing their growing business. Craft brewing is the only part of the beer business thats growing at the moment, Chipman explained. The amount of microbreweries has doubled in the past 10 years, he said. A lot of the lectures and seminars focused on how to handle growth, said Vyas. Everyone seems to be growing in this industry. This was St. John Brewers sixth time attending the Atlantic City Beer Festival, and their second time attending the Craft Brewers Conference.10 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 A GREEN THURSD A YS SEMIN A R, PA R T OF T HE ISL A ND SUS TA INA BILI T Y SERIES pounds of waste kept out of local landfills, and counting... $ale! The Island Green Building Association and Git Hill Schools Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture present:A fascinating presentation by IGBA Executive Director Dr. Barry Devine Please bring a dish to share to this potluck event, Thursday, May 2, 5:30 p.m. Git Hill School Upper Campus atrium A Naturalists Journey From Ridge to Reef Virgin Islands Resources Worth Protecting Keep cool this summer with energy-ecient ceiling fans. All fans are 25% o during April!Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon / Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon. Located at Git Hill & Centerline, across from the Susannaberg Transfer Station SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds St. John Brewers Reaches Out T o Thousands of Potential Island Visitors at Stateside Beer Conferences


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12 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. John announces that registration forms for the islands May 18 dog show are now available. They can be picked up at the ACC shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay; at Canines, Cats, and Critters on Centerline Road; and at Connections in both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay. Registration is $20 per class before May 10 and $25 thereafter. This year, ribbons will be awarded in all show classes, including the Parade of Paws, which will be open to all dogs not participating in registered classes. Trophies will be awarded to the Waga King, the Waga Queen, and the Babe which honors a shelter dog who has improved most in spirit and health over the last year. This includes dogs adopted from the ACC shelter as well as from any other shelter. In addition, a trophy will be awarded to the school that has the most participants. A new, very exciting, addition to this years Wagapalooza will be the award of money prizes. A donor has given ACC funds for prize money in all nine place. The donor does not wish to be named in pre-Waga publicity, but the name of the donor business will be included on the registration form. Checks, credit cards, money orders, and cash will all be accepted at the time of registration, although checks are preferred. All proceeds from Wagapalooza go directly to funding the care, feeding, medical needs, and shelter for St. Johns homeless cats and dogs. Waga Registration Open 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: sarahhaynes@githillschool.org Barry Devine, IGBA Executive Director: bdevine3485@gmail.com Join us Thursday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Git Hill School Upper Campus atrium for a fascinating presentation by IGBA Executive Director Dr. Barry Devine: Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.Gary Snyder, American poet, essayist, lecturer, and environmental activistPlease bring a dish to share to this potluck event. Note the date change from April 25 to May 2 so as not to interfere with St. Thomas Carnival festivitiesA Naturalists Journey From Ridge to Reef: Virgin Islands Resources Worth Protecting St. John Tradewinds V.I. Department of Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett announced last week that the Liston Huntie Sprauve ambulance boat was drydocked in Sub-Base Monday through Wednesday to undergo a routine maintenance check. The routine maintenance involves pressure washing the boat and checking for potential structural repairs, below the water line. The ambulance boat was expect ed to be back in service as early as Thursday afternoon, April 18, unless there was a need for more than routine maintenance. During the ambulance boats time in dry-dock, Ocean Dreams LLC, provided back up boat service with Emergency Medical Services staff augmenting the crew. The ambulance boat will also be annual maintenance check by Gold Coast Yachts Inc., the company which built the 55-ft catamaran-hull design. As in the past, this will entail the boat sailing from St. John to St. Croix, where the company is based.Ambulance Boat Dry-docked for Routine Maintenance St. John Tradewinds The Liston Huntie Sprauve


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Sweeping south shore views from a beautiful, sunny pool deck. Privacy. Handsome mahogany inWindchime, a beautifully decorated and maintained three-bedroom, three-bath villa listed by Miles Stair of Holiday Homes for $1.295 million. Windchime, set apart from other island villas thanks to its generous lot size of 1.4 acres, is situated high atop Gifft Hill. Room to expand and its private location make Windchime a steal. The three-bedroom villa, which is centered around a great room with the master suite situated above the pool deck, has a successful short-term rental history. Welcoming you home is Windchimes entrance, shaded by a majestic mahogany tree. The home is solid masonry construction, built by island craftsmen. The home is beautifully decorated, but the real wow factor comes from Mother Nature herself. Those sweeping south shore views come with steady breezees and dramatic sun and moon rises. Windchimes price has been reduced, so call Miles Stair at Holiday Homes today at (340) 776-6776 and make this beautiful home yours. St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy Holiday Homes Real Estate MSI 2013 Carnival T-shirt Sidesteps St. John Tradewinds The MSI Building Supplies 2013 Carnival t-shirt celebrates a major milestone the companys history: 40 years of Island Tough. We usually design shirts that are more in keeping with the communitys traditional, cultural Carnival celebration, said MSI Vice President for Purchasing and Sales Tommy Brunt. But this years focus, though festive, is on MSI and our 40 years as a small, family-owned, Virgin Islands business. The 2013 MSI Carnival t-shirt also breaks from the color traditionally associated with a ruby anniversary. Instead of focusing primarily on red, the shirt features bright, lively colors on a black background. The colors are symbolic of the companys vibrancy, industry leadership and bright future even during dark economic times. An oversized orange four is prominent while the zero is visible through a multi-colored screen of shooting stars and MSI logos on the t-shirts front. On the reverse, the companys logo is in or ange, while the letters MSI appear in fuchsia, lime and yellow respectively. The one bow to convention is the sleeve design wish for a Happy Carnival 2013. We are grateful to the entire community, especially the residential and commercial contractors and builders as well as our other loyal clients who have supported MSI, and helped to make MSI the leading local supplier of quality building material in the U.S. Virgin Islands, said Brunt. Thomas Brunt III along with his wife Kris founded MSI in 1973. Brunt, a builder at the time, created a market niche in response to the communitys need for quality building material. MSI subsequently developed the Island Tough brand, and is best known as the territorys leading provider of building products proven and trusted to withstand the Virgin Islands tough cli mate extremes. pany has been actively involved in Carnival for several decades, and has produced an iconic t-shirt design each year. MSI Carnival t-shirts are available in sizes children through adult XXXL at MSI for $5 while supplies last. FOR SALE BY OWNER SPECTACULAR VIEW INNSTEAD 8B ENIGHEDA private, single family, masonry home since 1975, currently with a very strong rental program, now available FSBO. Contact Jerald Grimes 978-652-5115; jeraldagrimes@comcast.net and see ID#23936306 at www.forsalebyowner.com BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PRICE REDUCED


14 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 18 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, APRIL 25th2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsThere is a reason why young people have no fear of authority. The same reason they curse, lie, cheat, them. By our own actions, they have watched us lit ter the environment, text while driving, gamble away income, complain about each other, and show up late for work. There are things that we have not done like turn off set a curfew, and read a book. We run our mouths all day, adding to the noise of the world. And we cant/ wont take the time to sit down and read. We wonder why young people cant settle their differences without resorting to violence, yet we hurl spoken missiles in the bedroom, in meetings, and in the streets. Probably the only thing we havent taught them is to wear their pants low. Thats totally on them. But we have Our society, governed by Gods law, has to main tain discipline in order for us to survive. If we cannot forgive when wronged, heal when hurt, let go when possible, we will be a volcano ready to erupt. And Emmanuel PrinceAdults Show RespectImagine my surprise when I drove into town and out just what a dangerous place Ive been living in for the past 12 years. Suddenly, overnight, this tranquil, safe and peaceful place that Ive called home and always considered to be one of the safest places in the world, and I am confronted with large alarm ing warning signs all over town of what to do when the tsunami happens or if I feel the occasional slight earthquakes that happen at all-too-regular intervals. There are even warning signs posted in several places at the roundabout advising how to escape this impending threat complete with emergency evacu ation routes. If you want to see our government efthe roundabout that points you down towards Natures and then check out the same evacuation route sign at the end of the road at Natures and youll see that the arrow in the evacuation sign points you back up the same road you just came from back up to the roundabout. I cannot believe that that our government has forced this new tsunami warning scare on St. John without any input from our community. To begin with, there has not been a tsunami in the Virgin Islands since 1867. Thats not to say it couldnt happen again, but in this day and age I dont know of anyone that doesnt know to move to higher ground in the event of a major earthquake. A tsunami is an extremely unlikely event, so why the rush to panic tourists with the scary signs all over the island? We might just as well post additional signs reading Warning, Possible Meteor Impact Zone with a sign showing a large meteor crashing onto someone. Why have our government leaders allowed this unnecessary scare tactic of an extremely unlikely tsunami to unnecessarily alarm our tourists? Doesnt anyone in our government understand that once the U.S. Virgin Islands, now by our governments own admission, is a Tsunami Hazard Area, that it will negatively impact the very tourism industry that weve all strived for decades to promote, nurture and depend on? We may as well disband the V.I. Department of Tourism if this is the vision of the Virgin Islands that our government wants to promote. Ive included a picture of the new warning sign posted at the entrance to Coral Bay. As if its not bad enough to alarm people that we are now considered to be a tsunami hazard area, the actual signs show a huge wave cresting over the top of some poor victim trying to scramble to higher ground to escape being killed! The most alarming sign is the one posted at the arrival to Coral Bay that literally warns every tour ist that they are ENTERING TSUNAMI HAZARD ZONE with the threatening graphic of a person having to scramble for higher ground as a huge wave is about to crash over them. Not even the wording of Entering a potential tsunami hazard zone. No, this signs warns that a tsunami hazard is imminent and could happen at any moment. What kind of message are we trying to send our visiting tourists? That this is a dangerous place and that they have to be worried about their very safety the entire time they are in Coral Bay or at sea level? What kind of stupid nonsense is this and who was the genius that thought this scare tactic up? All Virgin Islanders, and especially here on St. John, have done everything imaginable to promote the T sunami Warning Signs Unnecessary Continued on Next Page Hearing From a Wounded WarriorThe mention of the Wounded Warriors in my Christmas letter brought this comment from a nursing cousin who treated one of the Wounded Warriors that was here in November: The veteran wanted all of St. John again to know how much he loved that time spent here. Its a mystery how the subject found its way here but it shows once more how small the world really is. Beverly Biziewski, President St. John AARP Chapter #4777


St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 15 Letters To St. John Tradewindssafety and welcoming nature of our islands. Here in Coral Bay the business community has gone the extra mile in the face of extreme economic hardships over the last several years to keep open existing businesses and even open new businesses and restaurants in or der to keep our small community alive and vibrant, only to have our government post what can only be described as a WARNING, KEEP OUT hazard sign advising tourists that Coral Bay is a dangerous area that they should avoid and not enter. I work with tourists every day and was confronted by a family that had only just arrived on St. John with that there was such an imminent threat of a tsunami that warning signs had to be posted everywhere. They said that if they had known that St. John was such a hazard zone they would have never booked their vacation here. The most telling point is that when Coral Bay they actually stopped when they saw the Tsunami hazard zone warning sign at the entrance to Coral Bay, turned around and went straight back over to Cruz Bay out of fear of the safety of their three small children. This is not what we here in Coral Bay or the entire Virgin Islands have worked so hard to establish a viable and vibrant tourism industry only to have our government post these foolish alarming signs to frighten off tourists and destroy the tourism industry that we all depend on. I suggest that everyone write or phone every mem ber of the legislature and demand that these alarm ing signs be taken down before we become known throughout the tourism industry as an unsafe place to come for a vacation. These signs could have the same negative effect on our tourism industry as an actual tsunami happening year after year every year. We here on St. John were recently recognized by Trip Advisor, the largest tourist-driven website, as the number two most desirable island vacation destina tion. This could and probably will change with the newly posted imminent threat of a tsunami happening here in the Virgin Islands once word spreads across the Internet. This is a classic example of whats called shooting oneself in the foot. Name W ithheld by Request Continued from Previous Page SEND LETTERS, THOUGHTS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.viSt. John Tradewinds News Photo


16 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 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 Environmental Justice Movements Dear EarthT alk: I understand that the environmental justice movement seeks to protect the poor and non-white communities from being unfairly targeted to host and polluting factories. Have there been notable victories? P. Silver Peekskill, NY The environmental justice movement was born in September 1982 when a group of poor residents of rural Warren County, North Carolina laid down in front of trucks transporting waste containing toxic PCBs to Those primarily African American activists eventually lost their battle to keep toxic waste out of the area, but their actions eventually led to an execu tive order by President Clinton in 1996 that institu tionalized the U.S. governments duty to identify and address disproportionately high adverse health or environmental effects of its policies or programs on low-income people and people of color. It also mandated that the federal government look for ways to prevent discrimination by race, color or national origin in any federally funded programs dealing with health or the environment. In the time since, many other low income or miNative Americans and others have learned to raise their voices and stand up against the discriminatory tions, polluting factories and utilities, and other triggers for bad air quality and compromised waterways and soils across the U.S. and beyond. Some of the better known environmental justice own local neighborhoods. Concerned Citizens of mous LANCER incinerator in the late 1980s, and today provides leadership on environmental and other social justice issues throughout southern California. Likewise, Mothers of East LA, originally formed to stop the siting of a prison in an East Los Angeles community, has become a strong voice against incin ties interested in moving to the area. Elsewhere, West Harlem Environmental Action of the North River Sewage Treatment Plant in West Harlem in New York City. Despite that defeat, the group is now a leader on environmental justice issues around New York State. And the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice began with humble activist roots but is now in high demand helping rural communities in Louisianas Cancer Alley protect themselves from further and other heavy industry located there. cant resources to these issues. The Center for Health, Environment and Justice, which emerged out of the 1970s Love Canal controversy when the U.S. government relocated 800 families from their polluted Niagara Falls, New York neighborhood, today functions as an activist clearinghouse for related issues. The Natural Resources Defense Council has devotforts, including helping to identify cancer clusters in poor communities near heavy industry. Many Sierra Club local chapters battle environmental discrimina tion in their neighborhoods. And the federal government today provides millions of dollars to environmental justice projects through the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies.


St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 17 ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS St. John Tradewinds I am happy to announce that there are now more powerful solar panels and also more powerful microinverters. Two companies, Sharp and Suniva, have just introduced 300-watt solar panels to the market. Both panels are made in the USA and are UL approved. Although they are slightly larger, at 21 square feet compared with the average 17.5 square-foot panel, these new panels have more generating capacity per square foot. They are only one foot longer and are actually one inch narrower than the average 240-watt panel. If you have limited roof space, this is the panel you want. And these larger panels are the same cost per watt as the smaller panels. Power One has just put its new micro-inverter, the Aurora Micro-0.3-1, on the market after extensive testing. A micro-inverter, also called a string invert er, transfers your DC power to AC power on each panel. This micro-inverter will produce 300 watts per panel, has wireless web-based monitoring, and is made in the USA. Power One has been in the power business for more than 40 years. If you are looking to invest into solar grid tying get the best value for your dollar and the best power production. For a greener tomorrow! Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a Virgin Islands Encontact Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at islandsolarvi@gmail.com. St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh last week signed a proclamation authorizing administrative leave for government workers during the celebration of the 61st anniversary of Carnival. During this historical and festive season, hundreds of families, friends, visitors and supporters will be visiting the territory to enjoy and partake of our cultural activities and the sights and sounds of Carnival, deJongh said. This annual celebration provides a greater understanding and appreciation of Carnival and our culture. In order to encourage greater participation in the celebration of Virgin Islands Carnival, deJongh authorized administrative leave for government workers as follows: St. Thomas-St. John Only: Wednesday, April 24, noon to 5 p.m. Food, Arts and Crafts Fair Day Thursday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jouvert T erritory-wide: Friday, April 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Childrens Parade Day Virgin Islands Carnival has become one of the regions top festivals, attracting thousands of people to the islands.Governor Issues Carnival Celebration ProclamationI G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd 300-Watt Solar Panels with 300-Watt InvertersSt. John Tradewinds Cultural Conquest Association, Inc. will be sponsoring a poetry contest for Virgin Islands students as a means to preserve and promote Virgin Islands culture. Poems should be culturally based and no more than one page in length, 12pt font Arial or Times New Roman. There will be two categories. Category one is open to students from 2nd to 6th grade and category two is open to students from 7th to 12th grade. To register, email culturalconquestvi@gmail.com or call 2448393. Students can also obtain a registration form from Cultural Conquest Associations Facebook page. Entries should be mailed to: Cultural Conquest, PO Box 991, Christiansted, VI 00821. The contest will begin on May 1and end on May 30. Entries that do not meet the postmarked deadThe winner will be selected and contacted on June 10. category will receive a $200 gift assignments or transfers are per mitted. All prizes and offers are forfeited if not used within one year of the issued date. The selected vendors terms and conditions will apply. By participating, all participants acknowledge and agree that all entries submitted are honestly and fairly represented, parental consent has been given to entrants under the age of 18, and full rules and details of the contest have been made available in writing. In addition, Cultural Conquest Announces Poetry Contestall participants, parents, and legal guardians agree that neither Cultural Conquest Association, their resentatives have any liability with respect to the use of a prize. By entering this contest, participants agree to be bound by these rules. Cultural Conquest Association organization that would like to give back to the local community. The organization is composed of a group of young professionals eager to make a difference in the Vir gin Islands by empowering local youth with knowledge. One of the organizations priorities is keeping the local culture alive by reigniting creating an exhilarating and educational experience.


18 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Sunset Ridge Villas Interval Ownership or Rentals www.sunsetridgevillas.com Sales: dave@cimmaronstjohn.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos 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 BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.com LandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory MASKED DESTRUCTIONACROSS Clinton Caesar ex stranded (Mardi Gras locale) mongoose DOWN video game automatically return to water in Asia


St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 19 Friday, April 12 9:10 a.m. A resident of Cala bash Boom p/ at Jurgen Command and r/ an assault. Assault in the third. 12:36 p.m. A resident of St. John c/r a citizen was struck by a vehicle. Auto collision. 1:47 p.m. Head of security at the Westin c/r a trespasser on the property. Trespassing. 2:42 p.m. Badge #1200 p/ at Jurgen Command with one Stefan Lewis of Enighed under ar rest and charged with trespassing at the Westin Resort. Trespassing. 3:43 p.m. A citizen c/r her neighbors dog was in her apart ment in the area of Enighed. Ferocious, vicious and mishcevious animals. 7:00 p.m. A citizen c/r a male had shot and killed a mother hen in the area of Cinnamon Bay Campground. Cruelty to animals. Saturday, April 13 4:22 p.m. A citizen c/r a male breaking bottles in the middle of the road in the area of Bethany. Disturbance of the peace. 7:17 p.m. A citizen c/r shots Unfounded illegal discharge of a Sunday, April 14 2:08 p.m. A citizen c/r a larceny at the Love City Beach Shop. Grand larceny. 5:41 p.m. A citizen r/ an unknown male assaulted him in the area of the Cruz Bay dock. Assault in the third. Monday, April 15 1:03 a.m. A resident of Contant p/r his childs mother struck with him a bottle in the area of the Lumberyard. Assault in the third, domestic violence. 9:08 a.m. A resident of Adrian p/r that a cleaning company was cleaning the side of the road with a weed eater, and a rock struck her windshield breaking the same. Damage to a vehicle. 2:04 p.m. A citizen c/r a male looking into vehicles in the area of Francis Bay. Suspicious activ ity. 6:27 p.m. A resident of Adrian r/ a disturbance involving her minor daughter at the youth center in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 9:13 p.m. The manager of Castaways r/ a disturbance with a male and requested that he be removed from the establishment. Police assistance. T uesday, April 16 7:45 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance at Gallows Point. Police assistance. W ednesday, April 17 12:51 p.m. A citizen c/r needing assistance with some tourists who refused to pay for their rental vehicle at Denzil Clyne Jeep Rental. Police assistance. No time given A citizen c/r a male was smoking on Hawksnest Beach. Police assistance. Thursday, April 18 1:19 a.m. A resident of Adrian c/r her boyfriend molested her daughter. Unlawful sexual con2:17 a.m. Badge #1252 p/ at Jurgen Command with one Jose Nunez of Adrian, placed under arrest and charged with unlawful Bail was set at $10,000 by or der of the court. Defendant was transported to St. Thomas Richard Callwood Command for processing and handed over to the Bureau of Corrections. Unlawful 3:45 a.m. A resident of St. John p/ at Jurgen Command and 5:43 p.m. A resident of Cala bash Boom c/r someone broke her vehicles window. Damage to a vehicle. 7:49 p.m. A citizen c/r a vehicle was blocking the exit to Mongoose Junction. Police assistance. 10:38 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in the area of Wharfside Village. Assault in the third. St. John Tradewinds Crime prevention is up to all of us. We will eryone comes forward and tells law enforcement 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 and help get these criminals off our streets. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to solve these cases. St. John On April 3, at about 2:45 a.m. in the area of Frank Powell Park, a man was assaulted by anothwith a rock. Tell us what you know so police can identify and arrest the assailant. St. Thomas On March 28 at 10:20 p.m., a woman and her son were driving home. As they approached Contant in the area of the old mill, the mother heard gunshots and realized she had been hit by at least one of the bullets. Help police identify and arrest the shooter(s) so no one else becomes a victim. Be part of the solution. Help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www. CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions. The minimum cash reward for the ar rest of an assailant is $900. For the arrest of a fugitive it is $357. Our maximum reward is $2,500.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin IslandsT ourism Launches Promotion T o Attract More Danes to USVISt. John Tradewinds In an effort to draw more visitors from Denmark to the territory this summer and fall, the V.I. Department of Tourism announced the launch of a new bookable offer during a visit to the Scandinavian country last month by V.I. Department of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. Since the announcement, more than 25 hotels on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have signed on to participate demonstrating the strong interest in tapping this growing market. Travelers who book the promotion will receive a $150 instant credit ent island within the USVI. The offer may be booked now through July 31, 2013 for travel between May 1 and October 31, 2013. We designed the offer to appeal to the Danish visitor whose average length of stay is longer than the typical U.S. visitor and to encourage exploring multiple islands within the USVI, said Nicholson-Doty. This for the visitors as they sample the unique offerings of each island. Participating St. John hotels include: Caneel Bay, St. John Villas Great Expectations and The Westin Resort and Villas. Reservations for this promotion can be made through a number of Danish tour operators including: Nyhavn Rejser, Risskov Travel Partner, Denmark has traditionally been the largest international tourism market for the USVI with the majority of guests visiting the island of service from Denmark, in 2012 the USVI welcomed more than 16,900 visitors from Scandinavia, representing a 129 percent increase from the previous year. Tip #3: Carnival events bring large crowds. Make sure your children are safe. Pin your small childrens names and telephone numbers inside their clothing. Have older children agree on a place to meet if they get separated. Teach them conict resolution. Have them use the buddy system. Monitor their internet usage; prohibit the posting of personal information. The 10 p.m. curfew will be enforced for children under 16. Tip #4: When you own a business safety and security is your number one priority. Do you have private security, video surveillance, alarm systems or a silent alarm? Rotate the times that you take money to and from the bank. Closed means closed! That customer you let in after closing may commit a robbery or worse. Always leave your business in teams, never solo. The VIPD wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Carnival!VIPD CARNIVAL Safety TIPS


20 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263Sunday, April 28 The Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of St. John Green Sanctuary Beach Cleanup at Cinnamon will meet at 10 a.m. to the left of the museum building (and right of the windsurfer shack) on Sunday, April 28, in celebration of Earth Day. Bring bug spray, large plastic bags, gloves, hat, sunblock and a swim suit, as well as something to drink and a snack. Thursday, May 2 Sen. Donald Cole and the St. John Community Foundation are hosting a town hall meeting at the St. John Legislature Annex in Cruz Bay on Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. IGBA and EARTH present A Naturalists Journey From Ridge to Reef: Virgin Islands Resources Worth Protecting, 5:30 p.m., GHS Upper Campus atrium. Friday, May 3 Join Senator Jeanette Millin Young, her team of dedicated staff and women of St. John as the group strives to empower each other to be the best. The group will meet in Cruz Bay on Friday evening, May 3. For details call SJCF at 693-9410. T uesday, May 7 On May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts, SJFS will feature an insightful look into contemporary Cuba homemakers, architects, govers, and soldiers inspiring, controversial, and uniquely Cuba. Saturday, May 11 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. Saturday, May 18 The Animal Care Centers fundraiser Wagapalooza will be Saturday, May 18, at in Cruz Bay. Sally Furlong and Viky Becker are event cochairs. Sunday, May 26 The Friends of V.I. National Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event will be on Sunday, May 26. May 29 and May 31 Coral Bay Community Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Workshop focused on community visioning Wednesday, May 29, to Friday, May 31. Public Notice Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS-RM Document #: 581 Filed: 03/28/13 Page 1 of 1


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HH-RVSD TW 4.22.2013 A.indd 1 4/18/13 4:35 PM St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 23 Vacharat and Haynes helped students source nearly every food item that went into the menu from within the territory, including from EARTHs own garden with the exception of smaller items like vegetable oil and butter. We got some lobster, mahi, snapper, and lamb, said Vacharat. Even the eggs came from local chick ens or ducks. It really, truly was 99 percent farm to table, locally sourced. Each student submitted an idea for a dish, and with the help of Vacharats creative culinary skills, a top-notch menu was put together. Dishes included an appetizer of banana leaf tamale with smoked venison, hubbard squash, roasted beets, sauteed broccoli leaves and rosemary oil, and an entree of Caribbean rock lobster and roasted lamb with taina/sweet potato provisions and a green papaya-mango slaw with toasted nuts. Feedback from the dinners attendees was over whelmingly positive. Local architect and supporter of the island green movement Doug White dubbed the dinner a watershed event for the island. EARTHs Farm to Table Dinner proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the EARTH Program is a huge success, said White. I was really blown away by the quality of the event and the fact that the EARTH program has shown that we may be much closer to creating food security on St. John than we think. For the students to have grown, harvested, prepared and served a truly gourmet dinner, for more than 40 people, all from local food harvested in and around St. John, is truly a remarkable achievement. As citizens become more aware of the harm food, Vacharat was happy to be able to teach St. John students about the importance of good, quality foods. I wanted to make an impression with these kids and say, Look, this is in an important thing to me, because it doesnt matter what you do or how much you exercise, if your food source is tainted, ultimate ly what you are putting into your body is not a good thing, he said. I wanted for them to be able to make the connection between the farm and the table. I think the more we can expose kids to better habits like that in general, the better it will be for us in the long run. Following the success of the Farm to Table dinner, Haynes and Vacharat are already looking toward the future, with Haynes envisioning a farm to table dinner produced entirely in the GHS Upper Campuss new kitchen, which is set to be constructed this summer. Vacharat looks forward to working with the school on a more permanent basis next year. People dont realize the potential we have here, said Vacharat. It took a lot of work to make the dinner truly farm to table, but it can be done.GHSs EARTH Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser a Smashing SuccessContinued from Page 11St. John Tradewinds News Photos hours in the kitchen under


24 St. John Tradewinds, April 22-28, 2013 Continued from Page 7 Were here to spread the word about keeping the Earth green, said GHS Lower Campus Dean Beth Knight. The St. John Montessori school has partici pated each year in the Friends Earth Day event, explained school director and founder Debra Polucci, who had 25 students and several teachers and parent helpers in attendance. We do a lot of ecology with our children, said Polucci. We talk about the Earth, soil, pollutants, and botany. This event is kind of a culmination. On hand monitoring the days events was Friends of the VINP Program Manager Karen Jarvis, who expected close to 400 schoolchildren to attend the Earth Day festivities. Obviously the world is changing, and we need to encourage our kids to have green habits, said Jarvis. Little changes can make a huge impact, Todays kids will be ambassadors, preserving what we have here. The Friends Earth Day events concluded on Saturday, April 20, with the Reef Fest at Trunk Bay. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Bill Stelzer St. John Kids Celebrate Earth Day