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Wharfside Starting To Charge for ParkingPage 11Caneel and Westin Celebrate Earth Day with CleanupsPages 4 and 5Community Impact Meeting Draws Residents Ready To Make DifferencePage 7 April 29-May 5, 2013 Copyright 2013Cruz Bay Fire Guts Cafe RomaSmoke was seen billowing out of the second story windows of Cafe Roma, right, on Sunday afternoon, extinguish the blaze. SEE STORY AND ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON PAGE 3St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Kevin McCarthy
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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When the Cafe Roma crew locked the doors to the popular Cruz Bay Italian restaurant on Saturday night, April 20, around 11 p.m., they had no way of knowing it would be the last time they would see customers for at least the foreseeable future. By the next day, the restaurant would be completely gutted by Although no one was injured in the blaze, the incident shuttered the doors of one of the most popular also put out of work the recipient of the V.I. Small Business Development Centers St. John Small Business Owner of the Year, not to mention his staff of nine dedicated employees. About 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, Cafe Roma owner John Hiebert got a phone call from an employee with the news that plained. We were open on Saturday night and we locked up around 11 p.m. like we normally do, said Hiebert. At 1:45 p.m. on Sunday Someone saw our bartender and told him and he called me. Since Hiebert and his family live on St. Thomas, however, it would be a few more hours until he could get to the restaurant. I couldnt get over there until the 3 p.m. ferry, said Hiebert. We were sitting at Red Hook and you could see the smoke. Then we were sitting on the front of the boat going across the sound and getting closer and closer, and it was just all smoke. When Hieberts ferry arrived in Cruz Bay, St. John residents made sure he knew they cared. Then the boat got into Cruz Bay and there were so many people who knew we were coming over and met us at the ferry, it was amazing, said Hiebert. We could hear people talking about the restaurant on the ferry and crying about the As soon as smoke was detected coming from the second-story restaurant located across the street from Bayside Mini Mart and above Joes Diner, nearby business owners jumped to action, Hiebert explained. There are some good things; no St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 3 Thursday, May 2ndINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Cryptoquip ...........................16 Earth Talk ............................16 Island Green Living ...............9 Letters .................................14 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23Cafe Roma Gutted by Fire, No Injuries Reported as Afternoon Flames Engulf Cruz Bay Restaurant John Hiebert, Cafe Roma owner St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Kevin McCarthy and John Hiebert Bay, all that was left inside where charred remains of the popular Italian restaurant. Continued on Page 18
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John got spiffed up last week thanks to residents across the island marking the 43rd annual celebration of Earth Day. From the North Shore to Estate Concor dia, residents and visitors alike helped to remove trash and learn about eco-friendly building on the island. On the south shore, Westin Resort and Villas employees removed about 18 bags of litter and garbage from the Jacobs Ladder and Great Cruz Bay area. A total of 17 employees volunteered to help clean the road. The crew started at the top of Jacobs Ladder and worked its way all the way to the Estate Chocolate Hole dumpsters past the resort, explained Westin human resources manager Ceclie Worrell. We collected 18 big bags of garbage, said Worrell. We removed three big tires, a bucket of cement and an old BBQ grill. It was a lot of stuff and a lot of heavy stuff too. clean-ups and coordinated this last one to coincide with Earth Day, Worrell added. We had a great time and everyone enjoyed themselves, she said. We were really happy that so many employees volunteered their time to help. It was great to have so much enthusiasm.4 St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 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 Andrea MilamWestin Resort and Villas employees, along with a few family Ladder on Earth Day. W estin Resort Employees Clean Jacobs Ladder Area
St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 5 Patagon Dive Shop at Caneel Bay Resort Host Underwater Cleanup for Earth Day Happy Holidays! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Caneel Bay Resort are cleaner this week thanks to volunteer scuba divers who removed trash from the underwater areas on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. This is the fourth year in a row Caneel Bay Resorts Patagon Dive Center owner Arnoldo Falcoff has hosted an Earth Day underwater cleanup. Thanks to support from both the Caneel Bay Resort staff and Falcoffs staff, the annual Earth Day dive has become an anticipated tradition. What we do is pass the word around and Caneel has been great too by offering hotel guests who volunteer a rebate on their room rates, said Falcoff. Also a lot of the Caneel employees and our dive employees come out every year to help with the clean up as well. Diving in waters around Caneel Bay, the volunteers were able to remove items like plastic bags, sitive marine area. bags and cups and spoons, said ken bottles and things that fall off the dock or off boats in the water. We also see some metal objects as well. With sea turtles often spotted in the area, the plastic bags Falcoff and the divers removed will make a big impact, the dive shop owner explained. The plastic is really the big problem because the sea turtles in he said. Its not good for them to eat that. In addition to removing trash from the waters around Caneel, Falcoff and the volunteer divers were also on alert for the invasive This year we extended our scoured the area and looked for them, said the Patagon Dive Shop day, but we look for them on every dive. They seem to be concentrating on some reefs more than others and were not sure why. one of our dives, we kill them, said Falcoff. What Falcoff and his volunteers dont remove during their Earth Day dive or any dive are items which have marine growth on them, he added. Once there is marine growth on a metal object or something, that kind of has developed its own ecosystem so we dont touch that, said Falcoff. Because this years underwater clean up did not attract the number of volunteers Falcoff has seen in the past, the dive shop owner has extended the Earth Day festivities this year. I guess we didnt get the word out as well as we had hoped this year so weve extended the cleanup to other days, said Falcoff. When we have a chance, well continue to clean the area. Were making Earth Day every day at Patagon Dive Center. For more information on the Patagon Dive Center, call 776-6111, ext. 7290. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Andrea Milam near the resort was not forgotten on Earth Day.
6 St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 Runoff Effects and More at Reef FestBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents of all ages learned how to help protect the islands sensitive marine resources during Reef Fest on Saturday, April 20, at Trunk Bay. Hosted by Friends of V.I. National Park, the informative beach party was part of the groups celebration of Earth Day, explained Friends program manager Karen Jarvis. Reef Fest is basically the marine component to Earth Day, Jarvis said. We had presenters from a lot of different government out to educate our visitors as well as local residents on what we can do to minimize the impact we have on the ocean and reefs. While the event included activi ties and information for all ages, Jarvis hoped the message especially resonated with the islands youngest residents, she added. Its really geared to all ages, but I do like to connect with the children, said Jarvis. A huge component of my job is to reach out to the young people and educate them about these issues. They are the future of the island and they are the ones who are going to make a big difference. Reef Fest attendees learned how even just making small changes can have a big impact on the health of reefs, Jarvis explained. Just making little changes in the way that we live can make big impacts on the environment, she said. Something as simple as keeping the beaches clean is huge. A lot of trash is left on our beaches and that has a really negative impact. VINP recently banned smoking at all beaches and Jarvis hoped Reef Fest attendees understand that new regulation. A lot of people stick their cigarette butts in the sand and dont realize that the chemicals get into the sand and into the ocean and create other wildlife, said Jarvis. Thats an example of one small thing, dont put your cigarette butts in the sand, that can really minimize our impact on the environment. Reef Fest attendees also learned Jarvis explained. There was a big push for eduthreat, she said. A lot of people know they are supposed to look derstand the threat. They know its a problem and they know about the poisonous spines, but they ful really. The real threat is that they eat said Jarvis. They pose a big threat to the health of our reefs which could be devastating. Fest also shared information about environmentally friendly building practices and how to prevent runoff, Jarvis explained. Department of Planning and Natural Resources had a table and they talked about building and development, said the Friends program manger. They discussed erosion and the watersheds and off into the ocean. I think a lot of people really took that information in. While the day was windy and cloudy, the event still drew a small crowd, Jarvis added. It was not a beach day, she said. But despite the windy and blustery day, we still had a slow, steady trickle of people and we were happy to share the information with everyone who came by. I think everyone was interested and learned something. Tradewinds News Photos by Bill StelzerResidents and visitors learn about marine resources at Reef Fest. 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. Admission Open House for Parents and ChildrenInformation Session and Tour Friday, May 3, 2013Lower CampusPreschool through 5th grades, 8:30 am-10:00 am Call 340-776-6595 for more information Upper Campus6th through 12th grades, 8:15 am-12 noon Call 340-776-1730 for more informationwww.gihillschool.org GHS-Open House ad 4.2013.indd 1 4/24/13 4:36 PM
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John Community Foundation executive director Celia Kalousek was hoping the groups annual meeting on Thursday, April 18, at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall would draw a crowd, but even she was impressed with this years attendance. We had more than 45 differ ent organizations represented and more than 75 people at this incredibly productive dinner meeting, said Kalousek. As soon as the meeting got underway, Kalousek made certain the group understood the impor tance of the evening. It is one thing to say you care about what is happening on this island, and another thing to show up and do something about it, Kalousek told the group. You are the people who are doing things. Each one of you is here because you care about improving the health and well-being of the St. John community now and for future generations. The crowd broke up into small working groups focused on Youth Development, Health and Human Services, Environment and Animal Welfare and Community Enrichment. Although working on differ ent agendas, the general goal of the meeting was to establish a community-wide action plan for securing and allocating resources The purpose of tonights meeting is to start the compilation of a comprehensive list of who is doing vices, avoid duplication of efforts, existing needs in St. John, combine and direct funding to accomthe SJCF executive director said. Tonight is the start of creating the big picture. Kalousek made sure that attendees understood that she was open to all suggestions and ideas. No idea is too big and no need is too small, she told the group. Just put it out there! Each work group was given color-coded Post-it notes to write estimated costs. After discussion, group members posted the notes on a collaborative Impact Board under one of three time-frames: immediate (within a year); short term (one to three years); and long-term (more than three years). Kalousek encouraged group members to not be shy, she added. I encouraged everyone to share their skills, resources and knowledge for bottom line impact for St. John, she said. I asked people, Do you know where one of your work group members can get that piece of equipment they need, and do you know the perfect person to up at the table? immediately, Kalousek said. St. John School of the Arts offor a tripod for their camera and a projector, Kalousek explained. I remembered that I have one in storage that I havent used in years and am giving it to them, said the SJCF executive director. There may be several more instances where someone reads the list and realizes they can re-source an item by donating it to an organization that needs it. Ive always loved the saying, One mans junk is another mans gold. I look forward to being able to post and maintain an ongoin the community and being able to facilitate exchanges, said Kalousek. The groups were able to identify a wide range of priorities from researching a community health insurance plan to recruiting volunteers for the October 14 Just Play Day, Kalousek explained. There was almost unanimous agreement on the need for extracurricular activities for youth as well as recreational, educational and vocational facilities on St. John, she said. The list of priorities created by SJCFs Impact Group will be shared with senators and other attendees at this Thursdays Town Hall Meeting at the Cruz Bay Legislature annex building and will also be available on line, explained Kalousek. These priorities will also be listed on the SJCF website, www. sjcf.org, in a format that will allow for further input and potential collaboration, she said. SJCF also wants to keep the momentum from residents ready to make a difference going, Kalousek added. We are in the process of or ganizing a follow up to this successful event and look forward to expanding the circle, she said. 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St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 9 We are now paying more than $5 per gallon for gasoline, and the cost just seems to keep going higher and higher. On St. John, its hard to get good gas mileage with our twisting, turning, upand down-hill roads. My old Dodge truck used to everything but gas stations! Lately I have been noticing more and more electric vehicles (EVs) on island. I have seen a few Toyota Prius vehicles, and I think thats a sign of things to come for the islands. For the past few summers, I have rented a Prius for my vacation road trip. I love them; they get about 48 miles a gallon on the highway and 51 around the city. On St. John, local owners have told me that they get around 45 mpg. The Prius is a hybrid, meaning it uses both gas and electric motors to power the vehicle. It does not need to be plugged in. It uses the gas motor to get up and running, and while you are driving along in gas mode, you are charging your battery. power and the computer senses that it can shift from gas to electric, it changes over to electric, and then you are zipping along quietly with no emissions. Another good feature is that braking charges the battery too. With our hills on St. John, you could do a lot of charging that way! My neighbors on Lovango Cay purchased an EV called a Stealth Cart. Its fully electric, with fourwheel drive, and a solar panel mounted on top charges its batter ies when parked. As the name implies, it is very, very quiet. The good side of EVs is that you do not have to purchase any fossil fuels to power the vehicle and they emit no emissions. The bad part is that if your batteries start to go bad you need to replace all the batter ies. And if you run out of battery power while you are away from home you may need a tow home or then defeats the sustainability concept. However most EVs have a battery meter for you to monitor your battery voltage so you know when you need a charge. Many communities in the states have been installing EV charging stations. You park your car under a solar panel awning and plug in your vehicle. At the end of the day, your car is fully charged and ready to take you home! Of course, EVs can be expensive and also require a computer technician to work on them. I do believe that we will be seeing more and more of these on our roads, however, especially as the price of gas gets higher and higher. One of the best points of EVs is that they produce no emissions! That means no pollutants are emitted while you drive. I have heard of the drawbacks about the batteries not being environmentally friendly. If disposed of correctly, however, these batteries are fully recyclable, whether they are lithium ion or lead acid. Lets think about saving energy and emitting less carbon today so future generations will have cleaner and safer world. I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Hybrid Electric Vehicles St. John Tradewinds News Photo FileElectric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles are becoming more common on St. John.
St. John Tradewinds Springtime has arrived and that means some of the very best seasonal vegetables and fruit have arrived. Enjoy these recipes which feature some of the best of what this season offers. All of the side dishes are great served with meat and ASPARAGUS GRA TIN With asparagus now in season and abundant a true sign that Spring has indeed sprung. 2 to 4 servings 2 Cups water 1 1/2 lbs asparagus, trimmed and cleaned 2 Tbsp butter 3/4 Cup Gruyere or Parmesan cheese, grated Salt and pepper to taste Bring water to a boil and add asparagus. Simmer about two minutes, until just tender. Remove from water and place in a baking dish, reserving one cup of water. Melt butter in a Add the reserved water and cook, stirring until the sauce thickens. Add 1/2 cup of cheese and season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over asparagus and top with remaining cheese. Broil until golden brown, about four minutes. This dish is extra delicious if you add some crispy bacon or pancetta on top right before serving! MINTED PEA SOUP This soup is known in France as Potage SaintGermain, which is a suburb of Paris where peas used to be cultivated in Market Gardens. This is also the area where one of Paris most famous cafe resides, Cafe de Flore. 2 Tbsp butter 2 Cups water 3 Cups fresh shelled garden peas 3 Tbsp heavy cream (optional) 1 bunch of fresh mint Salt and pepper to taste Melt the butter and cook the shallots until translucent and soft. Add the water, peas and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer until peas are tender. Puree in a food processor or blender in batches with the fresh mint. Gently reheat with the cream, if using. Serve with crispy croutons and a swirl of cream. If fresh peas are not available, you can use ROASTED BEETS WITH FET A CHEESE Beets are so colorful and this recipe makes an elegant side dish which is deceptively easy to prepare. This recipe works great with different types of beets as well. 4 beets, trimmed 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 Cup Feta cheese Wrap the beets individually in foil. Place on a baking sheet in a 400-F oven for about an hour, until they are easy to pierce with a fork. Allow to cool so you can handle them. When cool, peel beets and cut into cubes or slices. Mix all the over ingredients together except for Feta. Pour mixture over beets and sprinkle with Feta. Adding chopped basil and some avocado slices or baby arugula to the dish is also lovely. SUNDRIED T OMA TO AND P ARMESAN STUFFED ARTICHOKES 2 1/4 Cups coarse breadcrumbs or panko crumbs 1 Cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese 2/3 Cup sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped 1/2 Cup basil, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper 4 large artichokes Olive oil 2 Cups chicken broth Fresh squeezed lemon juice gredients in a bowl. Cut the top one inch of leave from the artichokes. Remove the small outer leaves from the stem end. Snip off the other spiky tips from outer leaves and cut the botto loosen. Pull leaves open at the center so you can see the lighter spiky leaves around the heart. Pull out those leaves to expose the choke. Scoop out the choke and discard.10 St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 Donations of: A GREEN THURSD A YS SEMIN A R, PA R T OF T HE ISL A ND SUS TA INA BILI T Y SERIES WANTED! IGBA and EARTH present: By Dr. Barry DevinePlease 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 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 The Bounty of Springby Mares Crane Continued on Page 18
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12 St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 St. John Tradewinds The Island Green Building Association will remind residents why the natural Executive Director Dr. Barry Devine will present A Naturalists Journey From Ridge to Reef: Virgin Islands Resources Worth Protecting. Devine will deliver a fascinating presentation on the wonders of Virgin Islands beauty from peak to reef. This potluck event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Gifft Hill School Upper Campus atrium; please bring a dish to share. This presentation is a Green Thursdays Seminar, part of the Island Sustainability Series presented by IGBA and GHSs Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture program. These monthly seminars focus on making the Virgin Islands a greener place to live. All are welcome to attend. Note that the date has been changed from April 25 to May 2 so as not to interfere with St. Thomas Carnival festivities. 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: email@example.com Barry Devine, IGBA Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Friends of V.I. National Park ofConservation Association and VINP once again this summer to sponsor a student trail crew for six weeks during June and July. This is the 13th summer that Friends is offering the program, which kicks off on June 17 and wraps up on July 26. Friends SCA Trail Crew Program provides students between the ages of 15 and 19 with a unique outdoor experience repairing and maintaining VINP hiking trails. Through this program, trail crew members are introduced to a variety of topics including outdoor work, hiking skills, and basic cultural and ecological knowledge of the island. This summers crew consists of two crew leaders. At the request of the VINPs maintenance department, the crew will be clearing vegetation, building and repairing stone steps, repairing damaged drainage ditches, and removing loose rock on our trails. The effects of their work will reduce erosion to trails vulnerable to dete rioration due to steep slopes, shallow topsoil, and severe rain. In addition to learning about trail maintenance and developing an understanding of their role as responsible stewards of the environment, the students will also learn important team building and leadership devel opment skills. At the end of the six-week program, VINP will have between six and eight miles of its most heavily utilized trails in safe and environmentally sound condition. All National Parks continue to face severe maintenance challenges due to continued federal budget cuts. With increasing reliance on volunteer groups like SCA, VINP is able to successfully maintain the natural and cultural resources of the park. For more information this annual program or to provide support, contact Karen Jarvis, Friends Program Manager, at (340) 779-4940. St. John Tradewinds The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council, in partnership with the St. John Methodist Church, is hosting a meet and greet event on Tuesday, April 30, at the church in Cruz Bay from 6 to 8 p.m. Come out to discuss the response to domestic violence and learn how to help members of the congregation who are experiencing violence or may be at risk. For more information call 719-0144.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The peace and tranquility of the islands East End, not to mention the stunning water views, are unparalleled, even on St. John. You can soak up those views and all that quiet from Milk Moon Cottage. The two bedroom, two bath cottage located in Privateer Bay Estates is for sale for $995,000, explained Islandia Real Estate broker-associate Marty Beechler. After passing through the small and funky town of Coral Bay, keep on going east to the serene Privateer Bay Estates, where the hubbub of Cruz Bay will seem a world away. The East End of St. John is far away from Cruz Bays trafBeechler. Let the soothing sounds of the surf lull you into a peaceful state of mind. From early morning to late night, the expansive views from Milk Moon Cottage will keep you captivated. Start your day with a brilliant sunrise and unwind to a mellow moonrise, Beechler said. The views are stunning. Gaze at the nearby British Virgin Islands jutting up from the sea while sailboats slip silently by on the breeze. No man-made lights for miles make this a perfect location for star gazing, said the Islandia Real Estate broker-associate. Accessed by all paved roads, the two level cottage is situated on a 0.67-acre lot and boasts a refreshing swimming pool. Milk Moon Cottage is a quaint two bedroom cottage situated on an over-sized lot with a concrete and tile pool surrounded by handlaid stone deck, said Beechler. cooling tropical decor. The kitchen was recently upgraded with new countertops and wood cabinets. Milk Moon Cottages layout affords privacy for all guests. A spacious master bedroom is located bedroom, along with a full bath and an outdoor shower, found on the lower level. The home is also a popular short-term rental property, Beechler added. Milk Moon Cottage is a very popular vacation rental that appeals especially to couples on time or the umpteenth time, said the Islandia Real Estate brokerassociate. The home also includes access to two deeded beach parcels as well as use of the charming Newfound Cottages. For more information on Milk Moon Cottage, call Beechler at (340) 776-6666, or (340) 6261399. St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 13 Enjoy Milk Moon Cottage From Sunrise to Moonrise Soak up the views and relax in the pool at Milk Moon Cottage. 4th Annual 5th Annual4th Annual 5th Annual Monday October 14, 2013 Thanks to these early sponsors! T h e F i ddl e r R e t u r n s M a k i n g u s d a n c e a n d p a r t y f o r y e a r s I s l a n d s L a r g e s t S u p e r B o w l P a r t y ! Kentucky Derby PartyDust off your hats, grab a mint julep & pick a horse. Enjoy the Best Derby Party on Island! Saturday, May 4thChris Carsel & Company immediately following the race. Fun starts @ 3:00 pmYou can bet on it!
14 St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 2ndHomicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Armed Robberies: 1 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3 Grand Larcenies: 72 Rapes: 1 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 3rd Degree Burglaries: 6 Grand Larcenies: 27 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsToday is the anniversary of the day you left this Earth I know all who knew you have appreciated your love Because no-one was more caring than you, our Ma You radiated that love until the very end As we think about you which we do most every day I conclude when you left you took part of us away I know you will be caring for folk on the other side But I hope you can see that here is still a love for you we cannot hide Phyllis, Elsa, T anya and Family & Janov and family W e miss you. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Dr. John Fielding, above at left, was feted by friends and clients before she left island recently. I would like to thank everyone for being the best friends and clients I could ever hope for! I was so surprised and overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of all of you. There is no way I can ever repay you or thank you enough. The party that was given in my honor and the gifts and donations were unbelievable. I cant remember crying so much; I was so touched. What an evening you gave me to remember for the rest of my life. Thank you all! I will never forget any of you or your children. I hope we can stay in touch. I will miss you all! I was impressed with the article Publicity spotlight shines on St. John, by Andrea Milam. So well written, and I learned about some very interesting coverage of local businesses in national media. Lets hope after the new baby comes she continues to write about St John. Thanks, Tradewinds! Sincerely, Radha Speer
St. John Tradewinds Johannes Wright has been written about extensively and deservedly so. In the 1830s he was a rights movement, a noted construction contractor in the modernization of both Cruz Bay, St. John and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and a man who changed his station in life from enslaved to a community leader. St. Thomas historian Gail Shultebrandt Rivera has reviewed his life and building accomplishments. D. Knight, J. Frey, and J. Singer of the St. John Historical Society have published detailed accounts on Wrights life. I have personally worked with Professor Per Nielsen of Copenhagen, who delivered a lecture on Wright in 2004. I was able to link the lecture to the works of Neville T. Hall who wrote about the world of the free-colored. I judiNielsen who wrote me saying that my paper was much more than a review. In all probability Johannes Wright started out his working as While most other slaves were promoted to harder physical labor, Wright was apprenticed to a car penter, a privileged position. We dont know how he quali but it opened a whole new world for him. He was assigned to the carpentry shop where he learned to use hammers, augers, adzes, each. He would have started out making simple benches, tables, stools, constructed simple buildings, storehouses and other specialized farm buildings. This vocational training and the craft he developed opened opportunities for him to interact with all people who were in need of these skills. Often he was parishioners and church elders. Along with his carpentry skills, He was hired out for wages and was able to keep a portion that he saved and used to buy his freedom from slavery. He emerged from his bondage fully skilled in his craft. In the course of his career, hes noted for building the following: The Battery in Cruz Bay which Ruth Low in her book, St. John Backtimes called the embodiment of the islands historical continuity for the pivotal role it played throughout. The St Thomas Government House at Kongens Gade-No. 2122. The Danish Barracks which became the Legislature Building on St. Thomas. The renovations of public wells and the engine house of Casimir Square on St. Thomas. In the private sector, Wright built Haagensen Haus where he ed several houses for sale. He built another home at lower Solberg, St. Thomas. The steps and gated entrance can still be seen as part of the Palm Court Harbor Hotel. Many of us see the Battery almost everyday. We should remem ber with pride the struggles that were faced by Johannes Wright as created. Share your pride with curious others who dont know the heritage of our ancestors. St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 15 Island Green Building Association Johannes Wright RevisitedSt. John Tradewinds News Photo A group of freemen characterized by Dutch. ISLAND NOTES from the publisherIn Memoriam: Ruth Sis Frank, May 2, 1924 November 25, 2010 You are dearly missed everyday. MN
Dear EarthT alk: I know that some of us are genetically predisposed to get cancer, but what are some ways we can avoid known environmental triggers for it? B. Northrup, W estport, MA Cancer remains the scourge of the American health care system, given that four out of every 10 of citizens will be diagnosed with one form or another during out lifetime. Some people are genetically predisposed toward certain types of cancers, but there is much the can be done to avoid exposure to carcinogens in the environment. According to the Environmental Working Group ducing drinking, losing weight, exercising and eating right. The American Cancer Society reports that smoking and poor nutrition each account for about one-third of the 575,000 U.S. cancer deaths each year. But smoking and obesity are obvious and other cancer triggers arent so easily pinpointed. In 2010 the Presidents Cancer Panel reported that environmental in many cancers, causing grievous harm to untold numbers of Americans. And EWG reports that U.S. children are born pre-polluted with up to 200 carci nogenic substances already in their bloodstreams. Given this shocking fact, it may seem futile to try to reduce a bodys chemical burden, but it could be a matter of life and death. EWG lists several ways anyone can cut their cancer risk. senic, chromium and harmful chemicals. Simple car nic or chromium. The foods one chooses also play a role in whether or not one gets cancer. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is healthy, but not if they are laden with pesticides. Going organic when possible is the best way to reduce pesticide exposure. And when organic foods arent available, stick with produce least likely to contain pesticides (check out EWGs Clean 15 list of conventional crops contain ing little if any pesticide residue). EWG also suggests cutting down on high-fat meats and dairy products. Long-lasting cancer-causing pollutants like dioxins and PCBs accumulate in the food chain and concentrate in animal fat, reported the group. risks. To avoid them, skip greasy packaged foods and say no to optional stain treatments in the home, according to EWG. And steer clear of BPA, a synthetic estrogen found in some plastic water bottles, canned infant formula and canned foods. To avoid it, eat fewer canned foods, breast feed your baby or use powdered formula, and choose water bottles free of BPA, reported EWG. Personal care products and cosmetics can also contain carcinogens. EWGs Skin Deep cosmetics green-lights others that are healthy. Another cancer prevention tip is to seal wooden 2005 likely contain lumber pressure-treated with carcinogenic arsenic in order to stave off insect infestations. decks and playsets is another important way to hedge ones bets against cancer.16 St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 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 Avoiding Known Cancer Triggers St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of iStock Photo cancers, causing grievous harm to untold numbers of Americans.
St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 17 ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS By Carmen Rhodes Natures Health Food Store and Deli Special to St. John Tradewinds It has long been known that grapes are good for overall health. Every part of the the juice; and even the extract from the red seeds used in supplements. Earl Mindells New Vitamin Bible cites grape seed extract as one of the most exciting antioxidants on the herbal scene. Grape seed extract is a potent free radical scavenger, rich ful than vitamin E and vitamin C . Powerful Antioxidant More powerful than Vitamin E and Vitamin C Free radicals are the byproducts of natural metabolic processes in the body that may cause cell damage which leads to diseases such heart disease and cancer. Thus grape seed extract is a wonderful way to prevent the cell damage caused by free radicals and therefore reduce the risk for chronic diseases and cancer. strengthen the immune system, protect blood vessels from rupture or leakage and prevent body. Poor Circulation in Lower Extremities According to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration, human studies report that extract from grape seeds can reduce the symptoms of poor circulation in leg veins. ments include itching, swelling, heaviness, nighttime cramps, tingling, burning, numbness and nerve pain. Grape seed extract is good not only for swelling related to poor circulation but also due to injury or surgery. Although further research is needed in this area, several small human studies show that grape seed ingredi ents may speed the reduction of swelling after many types of injury, including surgery. By the way, grape seed extract is good for use after surgery but not before. Because of its potential for delaying blood clotting, it should not be taken two weeks before any surgery of dental work. Caution is also given to not take it if one is already taking anticoagulants, antiplatelet medication, or has a bleeding disorder. Diabetic Related Eye Problems The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine states that while further studies in larger trials are needed to tract for diabetic retinopathy (an eye problem caused by diabetes) and for vascular fragility (weakness in small blood vessels). It is also noted in Earl Mindells Vitamin Bible that it is the proanthocyanidins (active that may protect eyes and aid in the prevention and treatment of vision related disorders such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. These proanthocyanidins may also protect the body against the damaging effects of radiation and some types of chemotherapy. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Terry Pishko St. John Singers, under the direction of Janice Ballard, performed at the Wesley Methodist Church on St. Thomas, on Sunday, April 21, above, and at the Emmaus Moravian Church on St. John on Friday, April 19, below.TO YOUR HEAL THGrape Seed Extract
18 St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.com Interval Ownership or Rentals www.sunsetridgevillas.com Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Building check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; email@example.com Theodore Tunick & Company 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 email@example.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week 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 Services www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness DirectoryThe Bounty of Spring Continued from Page 10 artichoke and the rest around the outer leaves. Repeat for all four artichokes. Place in baking pan and add the broth and lemon juice and drizzle with olive oil. Cover with foil and bake until tender, about 50 minutes. Uncover and cook for another 10 minutes until browned. Serve artichokes with a fresh salad and use the liquid as a dipping sauce. STRA WBERRY SHORTCAKE A classic, old-fashioned favorite using this seasons early strawberries. 3 pints strawberries 1/2 Cup white sugar 4 tsp baking powder 2 Tbsp white sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 Cup cubed shortening 1 egg, beaten 2/3 Cup milk 2 Cups heavy cream, whipped Springs of fresh mint for garnish Preheat oven to 425-F. Slice strawberries and mix with 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside. Grease and powder and salt. Add shortening and rub with breadcrumbs. Make a well in the center and add the egg and milk. Stir until combined. Spoon into cake pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn our and cool on wire rack. Slice cooled cake in half. Place bottom layer on a platter and spoon over half the strawberries. Top with half of the whipped cream. Put top cake layer on top and cover with the rest of the strawberries, cream and mint sprigs. Happy Spring! spread, said Hiebert. As soon as smoke started coming out of the window, Dan from Castaways jumped on the front porch roof of Joes Diner with a hose and tried to put it out. The guys from Woodys were up on their roof too with a hose and spraying the back, trying to make the Cafe Roma owner. St. John Rescue members, V.I. with the Woodys and Castaways crews, helped to extinguish the everyone at a safe distance. When we got there at 3 p.m. it was still pretty smoky, said Hiebert. The scene Hiebert did see when he was allowed inside his restaurant around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday was not a pretty one. It was about 5:30 p.m. when they let us in and it was just a complete loss, he said. Everything inside was black and ruined. There is nothing left. While Cafe Roma was devasbelow, Joes Diner was relatively untouched, Hiebert added. They didnt really have any damage, just water. More than just a place to get quality Italian fare, Cafe Roma has a long history serving customers on St. John. The restaurant originally opened in the early 1980s when Cruz Bay was still a sleepy Caribbean outpost. Joshlynn Crosley, a 28-year-old waitress at the time, bought the eatery from the original owners, the McGinnis family, in 1998. Crosley operated the restaurant until Hiebert purchased it from her in 2008. Since that time, the restaurants loyal customers have embraced the long-time chef and restaurateur. That appreciation has grown even more evident in the days followexplained. The community has been amazing, he said. Weve had so many phone calls and emails, its incredible. Everyone is offering help, but honestly I dont know what to ask for because I dont know what to do. While Hiebert must wait for the owner of building 1-C Cruz Bay to determine insurance issues the restaurant owner pledged that he will reopen. I hope so, Hiebert said when asked about reopening the restaurant. I have to. Its Cafe Roma and the island needs Cafe Roma. ever, is when the eatery will indeed be open once again. I have so much work to do have to take down the whole roof has nothing to do with us. While Hiebert was hesitant to suggest a timeline for repairs, the work could easily take months and months and months, he said. out the next move down the road to reopening, he expressed thanks to the community. I am so grateful to the Woodys and Castaways guys for jumping in so quickly and for all their help, said the Cafe Roma owner. Im also sorry to the businesses who were affected by this tragedy because the power had to be shut off in the area, including Woodys Castaways, Rhumlines, La Tapa and Joes Diner. In the meantime, Hiebert will be recognized by the V.I. SBDC on May 29 on St. Thomas. He also pouring of support. Weve gotten 2,100 messages on Facebook so far from people offering their support and condolences, said Hiebert. Cafe Roma Gutted by Fire, No Injuries ReportedContinued from Page 3
St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 19 Friday, April 19 10:54 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to obtain monies owed to her. Police assistance. 1:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that someone threatened him with bodily harm. Distur bance of the peace. Saturday, April 20 8:00 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r a burglary at Donkey Diner. Burglary in the third. 8:20 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was assaulted at Wharfside Village. Simple assault. Sunday, April 21 1:50 p.m. Government of the Virgin Islands Monday, April 22 9:00 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that she 9:10 a.m. A visitor from Ohio p/r that someone stole his backpack. Grand larceny. 10:57 a.m. An Estate Mandahl resident p/r that someone stole her shopping bag from her vehicle parked at the Enighed Parking Lot. Grand larceny. 12:54 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone sprayed silly string over the sign to his business. Distur bance of the peace. 8:52 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. T uesday, April 23 11:38 a.m. A visitor p/r that he damaged his rental vehicle while reversing out of his villa. Auto collision. W ednesday, April 24 9:34 a.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident c/ requesting police assistance to remove a vagrant from government property. Police assistance. 9:53 a.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that she fears for her life. Police assistance. 12:03 p.m. A Cruz Bay resident c/r an auto accident in the area of Wharfside Village. Hit and run. 5:31 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that an unknown female was following her. Suspicious activity. 7:33 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that his sons mother didnt allow him to see the child. Violation of court order. EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 Crime Stoppers empowers you, the law abiding citizens, to make your neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. If you know something, say something as law enforcement needs to know what you know. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to solve the following crimes. St. John On March 25, at about 9:40 p.m. a woman reported her iPhone was removed from the bar at Castaways. The iPhone was in a black, cat-shaped case. Please help police by sharing with us any information you have about this theft. St. Thomas On Wednesday, April 3, at 11 p.m. in the area of Prindsens Gade and the former Antonio Jarvis Elementary School, a woman was robbed at gunpoint by two masked males who took her jewelry and cell phone. The robbers then walked away from the victim. Tell us what you know about this incident. St. Croix On Friday, November 23, 2012 at about 9 p.m., progress at Champs Sports Store in the Sunny store, they were ambushed by two armed masked males; one about 6 tall, slim build, possibility wearing a light blue shirt and jeans. The second was 5 6 to 5 9 tall, possibly wearing a blue shirt and pants of unknown color. The suspects than ran into Sion Farm. Tell us what you know so police can identify these brazen robbers. Please continue to work for the good of all by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text 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 armed robber is $900 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered. The maximum reward is $2,500.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin IslandsGov. DeJongh Denounces Jouvert Tramp Shooting St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh on Thursday, April 25, condemned a shooting which critically injured a St. Thomas resident and wounded two other persons during the Carnival Jouvert pre-dawn tramp. The shooting occurred near the Blyden Marine Terminal on Veterans Drive and brought an immediate end to Jouvert which was beginning to increase in numbers about 9 a.m. when the shooting took place. It is beyond basic understanding and unacceptable that a person The governor praised the work of V.I. Police Department Commissioner Designate Rodney Querrard who displayed a zero tolerance for violence during Jouvert, but also mobilized the departments tactical team to augment the manpower strength and is using information gathered by the departments intelligence unit. VIPD Chief Darren Foy and Deputy Chief Dwayne DeGraff met Thursday afternoon, April 25, to further develop their strategy for greater deployment of manpower at the remaining nights of Carnival Village, the two parades and the much anticipated Carnival horse races, explained Querrard. DeJongh met late Thursday afternoon with Querrard, Foy and VIPD Intelligence Unit Director Ray Martinez to discuss the incident and the leads police are pursuing in the case. I was assured by the leadership of the department that todays shooting was not a random act, said deJongh. The intelligence gathered in the case suggests that the shooting stemmed from ongoing differenc es between two neighborhood groups who used the cover of the large crowd of Jouvert to level their retaliatory acts. The remaining events of Carnival 2013 are important to us, however the safety of the residents of the Virgin Islands and the many visitors that are on island for this weekends climax of Carnival is our utmost concern and priority, the governor said. If it becomes necessary to curtail or cancel a Carnival event to ensure the safety and well-being of the community, such decision will be made. Also on Thursday night, April 25, deJongh signed an Executive Order suspending the provisions that allows taverns and nightclubs to remain open and dispense alcohol until 6 a.m. All such taverns and nightclubs shall cease operation at 4 a.m., deJongh said. Discuss and develop an in-depth home safety plan with your family. Maintain high visibility around your home by keeping the exterior well manicured. Cut trees and bushes regularly, especially around doors, windows, parking areas and exterior lights. Your home exterior doors should be solid wood core or metal with high quality locks and hinges. When you are away keep windows tightly closed and curtains or blinds drawn. Consider placing security wire mesh on the interior of windows or security bars on the exterior of your windows.VIPD Safety TIPS Install electric timers on lights throughout the house. Leave a radio or television on at a moderate volume. Turn down your answering machine Have someone pick up mail when you are away from home. Do not post on Face Book when you will be away from home. Install Video surveillance or Alarm Systems Conduct Video inventory of your personal property Consider Car pooling Keep doors locked when you are home or away from home Establish a Neighborhood Crime Watch programYOUR HOME SHOULD APPEAR OCCUPIED AT ALL TIMES! In an emergency always call 911
20 St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 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) 642-3263T uesday, April 30 and Sexual Assault Council, in partnership with the St. John Methodist Church, is hosting a meet and greet event on Tuesday, April 30, at the church in Cruz Bay from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2 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. ent A Naturalists Journey From Ridge to Reef: Virgin Islands Resources Worth Protecting, 5:30 p.m., GHS Upper Campus atrium. Friday, May 3 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 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 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 ters fundraiser Wagapalooza will be Saturday, May 18, at in Cruz Bay. Sally Furlong and Viky Becker are event cochairs. Monday, May 20 Center is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, May 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Maho Bay Campground in the dining pavilion. Call (340) 693-8580 for more information. Sunday, May 26 tional Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event will be on Sunday, May 26. May 29 and May 31 Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Workshop WRIGLEY FIELD 1 March day to beware 14 Made inquiries 19 Actor Green 21 Verbalized 23 Revolution around the moon 26 Smell, taste or touch 27 Inspecting individual 39 Camcorder button abbr. 46 Finished in the lead 47 Russian gymnast Korbut Show airer 61 Enterprise counselor Deanna nickname 66 Ocean east of Mass. 69 Possesses 71 Bug a lot 72 Rte. suggestions 73 Like the Greek letter psi 76 Antlered deer 79 Tennis shot 82 Talk laryngitically 86 My Heart in San Francisco 87 Ownership 89 Shimmer with rainbowlike colors 91 Banned fruit spray 92 Flower-to-be 93 Like a real treat 96 First game in a series 99 Flaky dessert compact car group 116 Critic Siskel 118 Apt activity while solving this puzzle? 121 PC image 122 Aired a second time 124 Grasslike marsh plant 126 Feelers 127 Make tracks DOWN 1 Atoll part 2 Two, in Paris 3 Erupter in Sicily 4 Pillowcase 6 Risktaker 8 Certain Ivy Leaguer 9 JFK jet, once 12 Permissive 13 Abrupt policy reversal 14 Appraise 16 Rogers or Loggins 18 Plowmaker John 24 Spud sieves 28 Small lizard 32 Move to and 34 Not external 36 Brasi (The Godfather 37 Poetic saga 38 Artsy cap 42 Grieves over 43 Chip in 44 Japanese Buddhist sect 48 Loughlin and Petty 64 Interval 66 Chambers of the heart 68 lie (be someone 74 Thawing out 77 Painter El 81 Day, to Julio 83 Same ever was 84 Injury vestige 87 Finding a radio station 88 Kick out shrimp 92 Neuwirth of Frasier 94 Muscle jerk 97 Mambo king Tito 98 Protected pachyderms as a puppy might Kalamazoo 113 Sitar, e.g. 117 -warrior 118 PC screen 119 Bray syllable
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HH-TW 4.29.2013 B.indd 1 4/25/13 2:07 PM St. John Tradewinds, April 29-May 5, 2013 23 Legislature Works To Be More AccountableSt. John Tradewinds Senators have imposed auster ity measures on themselves and have revamped policies involving travel, vehicles and procurement in response to serious issues raised in a federal audit of the Legislature, according to V.I. Senate President Shawn Michael Malone. our costs, Malone said. The 30th Legislature pledged accountability, transparency, increased productiv ity and to lead by example and we have been successful thus far. Malone, who took over admin istrative duties at the Legislature cant changes were required. The audit uncovered major primarily on the 28th Legislature, it was clear to me that new standard operating procedures needed to be put in place so nothing like this could reoccur, he said. My has been to develop new policies that increase accountability and limit opportunities for abuse. In fact, I believe that many of these our law. Malone called a press confer ence recently in order to outline changes imposed by the leadership of the 30th Legislature. The bodys Executive Director, Iver Stridiron, outlined many of the new policies put in place this term and provided the media with a copy of the bodys The new procurement procedures will ensure that the institu tion gets the best bang for its buck, said Stridiron. Previous Legislatures did not always engage in competitive bidding, Stridiron added. People may be surprised to learn that senators are no longer assigned personal vehicles and that we now pay for our own cell phone service and phones, Malone said. We have also revamped our procurement, per diem and travel guidelines. We have implemented true austerity measures and I chal lenge all agencies of this Government to do the same. The Legislature previously spent more than $50,000 annually on cellular phone service alone and that expense has been entirely eliminated. The Legislature is also working toward teleconferencing its meetings so that senators would not have to travel each time a hear ing is held, Malone added. We need some improved tech nology in this area, but we will get there, he said. There are also new rules for employees and all senators and staff are in the process of undergoing workplace sexual harassment training. We are trying to protect this institution from further liability, Senator Malone said. In the coming weeks Malone plans to request that the Inspector latures new procedures, the senate president added.
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