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Caneels Tennis Program Ranks In the Top 10Page 9Visual Arts ScholarhipPage 13VIVA! Villas Owner Opens Islands Newest Jeep RentalPage 6Love Citys Own Oxygen Generator Is Up and RunningPage 2CBCC Hosting AIA-Sponsored Sustainable Design WorkshopPage 3 May 13-19, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Students Shine at Bajo el Sol Art OpeningIvanna Eudora Kean High School Art Teacher Lisa Etre, center, smiles proudly along with her art students standing in front of ADDTIONAL PHOTOS ON P AGE 23.


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, May 13-19, 2013 St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Councils Marine Uses Planning Team will meet at Guy Benjamin School, room six, on Tuesday, May 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This meeting will focus on draft plan objectives to share with the upcoming American Institute of Architects Community Visioning Workshop in Coral Bay later this month, May 29 to 31. Everyone is welcome to join CBCC to discuss and map out the potential uses and preservation of Coral Bays ocean resources. The teams work is hosted by the CBCC as part of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project: Phase 2. For more information call CBCC at 776-2099Marine Uses Planning Meeting May 14 ing of the year will be on Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. Family Beach Day. The beach day is being planned for Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hawksnest Beach. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to the beach for games and a cookout. Parents are encouraged to not drop their children off for the party, but to join in the fun.Next GBS PTO Meeting Set for May 21 Join the community in celebrating National Hospital Week at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center May 12 through 18. This years theme is A Guiding Light for Changing Times, and will focus in giving back to the St. John community. George Simmons Terrace Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Time with Dora from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on May 14. On Wednesday, May 15, Kelly Beach, RN, will give a Power Point presentation about Preteen/Adolescent Vaccines at Gifft Hill School at the Upper Campus. Join the MKSCHC staff on Thursday, May 16, for MKS Day and celebrate 30 years of service. The staff will host its employee recognition ceremony and offer a mini health fair for the community. Retirees from MKSCHC are especially invited to come out and celebrate!MKSCHC Celebrating Hospital Week Charlotte Amalie High School administrators are asking parents of incoming ninth graders to attend an important meeting and orientation that will be in the schools Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium on Wednesday, May 15, beginning at 5 p.m. At this session, information on school regulations, uniforms, career preparation and expectations will be discussed. Students and parents will also be able to select courses for the upcoming school year, collect math assignments and purchase three novels for summer reading. Students must be properly attired in their school uniforms and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be admitted. Par ents and students must be on time and sit beside each other in the auditorium. Attendance is mandatory. Please plan to arrive by 4:30 p.m. to view exhibits and purchase novels.CAHS Orientation/Mandatory Meeting for Incoming Freshmen on May 15By Bob Malacarne Special to St. John Tradewinds On Tuesday, May 7, St. John bebean to have an Oxygen Generator Systems Inc oxygen generator. With a way now to produce its own oxygen, that means no more trips to St. Thomas or St. Croix to purchase oxygen for the islands emergency services agencies. Service manager Mary Grace Keenan, from the manufacturer Oxygen Generator Systems Inc, traveled from New York to install the generator and to train St. John Rescue members in its use and maintenance. The oxygen generator was pur chased for $60,000 through donations by private benefactors and through the efforts of the Rotary Club of St. John, the Rotary Club of Buckhannon, West Virginia, Rotary e Club of Puerto Rico, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and Rotary Districts 7020, 6530 and 7000. Now St. John EMS, Fire Ser vice, National Park Service, and, of course, St. John Rescue have access to an unlimited supply of oxygen right here on St. John. Members of St. John Rescue will be trained and will then esoxygen bottles during the week. Having medical grade oxygen available on St. John will save time and money for all agencies. St. John Rescue members are proud to be serving the community by providing the best possible life saving services to residents and visitors. Of course the group is always in need of donations to help ensure that St. John Rescue can keep providing emergency medical ser vices. Please consider a donation or consider joining the dynamic For more information check out www.stjohnrescue.org.Love Citys Own Oxygen Generator Is Up and Running


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay Community Council Sustainable Design Workshop this month and they want to hear from residents. The American Institute of Ar chitects-sponsored workshop will run from May 29 through 31 and will focus on community visioning and participation, explained CBCC president Sharon Coldren. of architecture and planning will be on island touring Coral Bay neighborhoods and hearing from residents at a series of community visioning sessions, Coldren explained. First of all, on Wednesday morning, well take them for a really good tour of Coral Bay, said Coldren. Then beginning on Wednesday afternoon, and all day Thursday during the day, there will be a series of small group meetings. Well be discussing special topics like parks and infrastructure, steep slope design, marine uses, protect ing the environment and more. Any topic that the community suggests will be open for discussion, so just let us know, said the CBCC president. Coldren hopes to attract a large crowd of Coral Bay residents at the Wednesday evening, May 29, meeting at the basketball court, she added. One key thing is on Wednesday evening after theyve seen Coral Bay, well have a large community meeting on the basketball court for people to provide their input to the team, said Coldren. What were looking for is to create an overall community vision for Coral Bay. Community visioning is nothing new for CBCC. The group initially launched such a visioning initiative in 2004, but switched gears the following year to work on stormwater runoff issues. With several planned developments on what the community wants Coral Bay to look like in the future is now, according to Coldren. We started the community visioning back in 2004 and for a variety of reasons we were involved in other topics for a while, she said. Were bringing it up again now. With the lull in development and the developer interest in two marinas in Coral Bay, it makes sense that before those things become active, the community has an opportunity to share their ideas. Before the development cycle starts again, the community should be involved with shaping what this next development cycle should look like, said Coldren. After hearing from the commu nity at large on Wednesday night and from individuals in smaller group meetings on Thursday, the professionals will present recom mendations for the community at a Friday night, May 31, meeting at Concordia Eco Resort. For three days the team will live and breath Coral Bay around the clock and then theyll bring their ideas and present them on the last day of the workshop, said Coldren. People will be able to give feedback right away if they think the recommendations are will be written and that will take into account the feedback from the presentation. the community can choose to implement some of the teams ideas or not, Coldren added. pared that starts the implementa tion phase, she said. Then we go back to the community to hear which recommendations the community wants to move forward with. And this report will cover more than just architectural. There will be general commu nity visioning recommendations given as well like hiring a parks coordinator or changing a law on something, said the CBCC president. With no personal interests in the area, the professionals coming down with the AIA workshop will be able to offer unbiased opinions on proposed future development, Coldren explained. Well be doing this visioning with a team of professionals from the outside who have no axes to grind, she said. They cannot solicit or do any work locally for any developer for at least a year, of interest happening here. Thats a value. dents do not have to adopt any of the recommendations which will be offered by the team, their ideas should certainly be heard, Coldren added. Were bringing in people who have knowledge from a lot of different places in small communities and rural and coastal communi ties, she said. We dont have to take their recommendations; thats our choice, collectively and governmentally. But to know that weve got some people who have volved in doing this, let us listen to them with a different ear. This allows us to get some very honest reactions, she said. A major part of this workshops success will be based on commu nity participation, Coldren added. They need to hear a lot of different points of view at the large scale community meeting on Wednesday night and at the small er meetings, she said. If someone feels more comfortable meet ing in private, just let us know. Well also have comment boxes so if people want to write down their ideas, thats great too. We need as much participation as possible from the community, said Coldren. This is all about looking at everything related to a functioning community and what we have to do as a concerned community to improve things the way Residents can also share their ideas with the AIA Sustainable Design workshop team through CBCCs website at www.coral baycommunitycouncil.org and click on the forum link. For more information about the workshop and how to get involved, call CBCC at 776-2099. St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 3 Thursday, May 16thINDEX CBCC Hosting AIA-Sponsored Sustainable Design WorkshopWe need as much participation as possible from the community. This is all about looking at everything related to a functioning community and what we have to do as a concerned community to improve things the way that citizens want. Sharon Coldren, CBCC president Fundraising Efforts Paying Off for Coral Bay GroupBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay Community Council campaign this year to help ensure that the group can continue its storm water improvement work and retain the services of Environmental Programs Manager Tricia Reed. While CBCC still has a way to news. Our fundraising is working, said CBCC President Sharon Coldren. Weve raised $6,000 in two months with our new initiative. By appealing to both full time and part time residents, as well as the business community, CBCC has been watching as donations have been increasing, Coldren explained. CBCC members and volunteers, however, continue to work hard to raise $27,000 by October. For more information about the Coral Bay Community Council or to make a donation call the group at 776-2099.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Twice each year, students at Gifft Hill School enjoy the opportunity to pursue a variety of interests during the schools MiniMester program. The program brings students out of the classroom to study everything from scuba diving to improv acting. While some GHS students students recently traveled to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, to learn about the schools agricul ture program while enjoying ice skating, trips to local museums and even a minor league baseball game. GHS has developed a relation ship with Iowa State Universitys agriculture department as the two collaborate on the popular Educa tion and Resiliency Through Agriculture program. While this is the trip to the university as one of its minimester options, it wont be the last time, explained EARTH Coor dinator Sarah Haynes. The trip went so well were planning on offering the program every other year, said Haynes. The nine GHS students, mostly ninth graders, left St. John on April 19 and returned on April 27, along with chaperones Barbie Barry, the schools athletic director and health teacher, Haynes, English teacher Mike Jones and Iowa State Ph.D. candidate Kevin Duerfelvt. The trip went really well, said Duerfelvt. The highlight for me was seeing the kids reaction to a lot of the different things they experienced. We visited several Iowa State University farms, Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo and more. The students stayed at the Iowa Four H Camp, which provided a four bedroom cabin complete with a great room and kitchen. The best part of the trip for ninth grader Thomas Nguyen was catch ing a minor league baseball game. The best part was watching a baseball game and watching our team win, said Nguyen. There and that was cool. Nguyen, who is in GHS agriculture program, signed up for the trip to learn more about a place he had never visited. I signed up for the trip to learn about Iowa and to mostly have fun and take a trip, he said. I really like the agriculture program here 4 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 GOING ON VACATION?Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today! GHS Students Enjoy W eek in Iowa with Mini-Mester ProgramContinued on Page 18 St. John Tradewinds www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook THE PITCH-N-BITCH IS BACK!! SUNDAY, MAY 19TH @ 12PMThe BEST ALL-FEMALE Horseshoe Tournament EVER!! Come and play or just root on your favorite team or playerSIGN UP AT SKINNY LEGSS LIMITED


St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 5 Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds In a continuing effort to heighten awareness about being ready for disasters, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency ards Preparedness Expo on May 16, 17 and18 on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix respectively. Thursday, May 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Tutu Park Mall, St. Thomas. Bay, St. John. Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted, St. Croix.VITEMA Hosting All Hazards Prepardness Expo Errol A. James, M.D. 9602 Estate Thomas, Suite 4A, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 DIPLOMATE AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGER Y Choosing to have cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery is an important decision; so is selecting your plastic surgeon. Not all physicians who perform plastic surgery or use the title Dr. Errol A. James is fully trained plastic reconstructive surgeon. He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Specializing In: Coral Bay Community Councils New Logo Shares Love for the LandBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Thanks to a collaborative effort by volunteer Burnell Shively, St. and board members, Coral Bay Community Council has a new, In lieu of its own identifying groups name on its letterhead. Now, with a vibrant graphic in lush green and bright blue colors, CBCCs logo depicts the recogsurrounded by a heart. We didnt have a logo before, said CBCC President Sharon Coldren. We just hadnt invested the time and the effort to develop one. We got along with a letterhead and used CBCC when we needed to. New part-time resident Shively decided that wasnt quite enough, Coldren explained. Brunell, a new seasonal resident who is a graphic artist, volunteered to work on this for us with Kate has always been willing to help us, but shes so busy and has limited time. With Brunell willing to put in the time needed for this and working with the CBCC board and Kate, it just all came together. The idea for the logo was inspired by CBCCs universal message, Coldren added. We were looking for one universal message or feeling in Coral Bay, she said. We were thinking about why the CBCC exists and what it is that pulls us all together to serve the community and address community needs. The answer is because we all love Coral Bay and its natural environment, said Coldren. The logo shows our love for the views and the beauty of the land and how we live very interconnected with nature. We live outdoors and we are part of nature. The new logo is expected to help brand CBCC as it moves ing campaign this year, Coldren explained. We wanted to be able to communicate that common element that we share here for people who live here and people who visit here, said the CBCC president. We are in need of fundraising and were trying to reach people who might not readily be familiar with us. The logo we hope will be an image to which people can relate. We hope that if you love Coral Bay, and there are a lot of repeat tourists as well as our residents who do, youll join our group and support us, Coldren said. what the community thinks of the groups new logo. Share opinions at coralbaycommunitycouncil@ hotmail.com or call (340) 7762099. For more information on CBCC check out the groups website at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When Angie Smith ran into trouble hunting down Jeep rentals for her villa clients, she decided to open her own rental business. With little to no parking on St. John, however, the V.I. government had stopped issuing rental license plates for new agencies. Not one to take no for an answer, Smith, who owns each year. That was a decade ago and Smith, with her recently issued business license in hand, has opened the islands newest Jeep rental Sunshine Jeep Rental. With the villa rentals we also book activities and Jeep rentals for our customers and we just found that we werent always able to locate vehicles, said Smith. We wanted to keep the business on St. John and we found there was a need for another rental agency on the island. So about 10 years we put in for a Jeep rental license plate request. At that time the government was not issuing any Jeep rental plates due to the inadequate parking, she said. I basically stalked them. Every year I wrote a letter to the director of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Finally with the new parking lot, I put more presplates, said Smith. While Sunshine Jeep Rental, located across from VIVA! Villas customers, the company is open to the public, Smith explained. As she continues to acquire Jeeps, Smith plans to to our customers, said Smith. We primarily rent to our villa renters, but anyone can book a Jeep with us. Weve had great service, but sometimes there has not been quite as much attention to detail as wed like. Well be keeping our Jeeps in top shape and well meet you at the ferry or park the vehicle for you where you would like, she said. While Smith is not 100 percent certain, she believes she is the lone, solo female Jeep rental owner on island, she added. There are people who run their companies as a family or with a partner, but I think Im the only female-owned Jeep rental on St. John, said Smith. The business owner points this fact out not to tip her own hat, but to serve as a role model for other women on St. John. I really want to encourage other females to open businesses on St. John, said Smith. Ive had so many women approach me and ask my opinion on things because theyre unsure of taking that step on their own. Smith, whose company recently turned 14 years old and manages 17 villas while booking for a total of 40, is a living testament to taking measured chances and believing in oneself, she added. I started VIVA! Villas as a single mother in college and on food stamps, said the business owner. I was working and going to school and I did it. I want to encourage other women to start their own businesses and to put that effort in and to ask for help if they need it. Flexibility to be there for her children is one of the big reasons Smith loves owning her own company, she explained. My family is really important to me and I have said Smith. I also remember having not the best bosses all the time so having my own business allows me to be the better boss that I always wanted. I try to empower the women and men who work for us to be involved with our decision making. Im living proof that you can make it work if you work hard and believe in what you do, Smith said. Id love to encourage other women to do the same. For more information on VIVA! Villas or Sunshine Jeep Rental call (340) 779-4250 or check out www. vivacations.com.6 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 Beautiful mahogany table Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon, Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon Located at Gifft Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer StationHand-crafted by local woodworker Matt Mueller MAKE AN OFFER BY JUNE 1! Thank you for your DONATIONS. Please keep them coming! VIVA! Villas Owner, Angie Smith, Opens Islands Newest Jeep RentalSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of VIVA! Villas For sales contact Dave Conroe (dave@cimmaronstjohn.com) For rental contact Cimmaron Property Mgt. (management@cimmaronstjohn.com) Interval Ownership or Rentalswww.sunsetridgevillas.com St. Johns best price per sq. ft. Sleeps 6 to 8. Great Sunset views. See our Web cam* *SUNSET RIDGE VILLAS PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Georgia is very sweet girl, loves to swim, and gets along with other dogs.


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8 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Now in its third year, Sisterhood Agenda will implement SHE: Sisters Healthy and Empowered, in celebration of National Womens Health Week on Friday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Franklin Sharing space with VITEMAs outreach event during the day, Sisterhood Agenda will provide SHE activities, health information, and park. Health issues such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart disease are familiar concerns for St. John residents, explained Sisterhood Agenda president Angela Coleman. This is a fun event, but one that also has a purpose, said Coleman. We can be healthy and empowered by making good choices. With live DJs and participation from Womens Sports Foundation, March of Dimes, V.I. National Park, Myrah Keating Smith ComFamily Resource Center, Council on Alcohol, Drug Dependence St. Thomas/St. John, Hope, Inc., VI Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, and Wisdom Waves Wellness Center-St. Thomas, Sisterhood Agenda will celebrate National Womens Health week by giving away SHE health kits with local resource information, advice, guidelines, and inspiration during this health-focused community event. This years SHE event is special. Sisterhood Agenda will recleaders who are doing dynamic work in their communities. The group will honor Belinda Harden, founder and president of Mary McLeod Bethune Humanitarian Network; Maimah Karmo, founder of Tigerlily Foundation; Dr. Margaret Kilibwa, founder of Tropical Clinics; and Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women. Sisterhood Agenda thanked Pine Peace Market for its food and water donations. Additional volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, visit www.sisterhoodagenda.com or call Coleman at (340) 714-7076. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Sisterhood Agenda T o Celebrate W omens Health W eek May 17 The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that scholarship applications are now available for the 2013-2014 school year. This years renewable $2,500 annual award is offered to a qualifying St. John female whose family or self has resided on St. an accredited college or university. (776-6922) or Coral Bay or by contacting the Rutniks at 6938069. The deadline for submission is May 25. Notice will be given on or before June 7. Applications are also available at Gifft Hill School or by call ing Beth Knight at 776-6595 or Beth Jones at 776-1730. An annual scholarship is also being offered to a new student attending Pre-K through 3rd grade at Gifft Hill School. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund and the Rutnik family wish to thank the community for their continued support of this Scholarship fund established in 1997 in memory of their daughter, Ruby Rutnik. Ruby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship Applications Now AvailableOur Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Youth Group is hosting a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. Fire Station. Dont miss the Best Car Wash in Town! OLMCYG charges $10 to get an exterior power wash and $10 for an interior power vacuum. Drivers do not have to stay with their car. Licensed adults will move the car if needed. The OLMC youth group is raising funds for their annual retreat. Please support this active group of focused young people.Car Wash Fundraiser Set for May 18Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the Graduation Cer emony for the Class of 2013 on Thursday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field at the Upper Campus. The Commencement Speaker will be Artist, Teacher and Activist La Vaughn Belle. Reception to follow. Please call (340) 776-1730 for more information. GHS Class of 2013 Graduate June 13


St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Rosewood Resort Caneel Bay Resort Tennis Program Named in Top 10 Caribbean RankingSt. John Tradewinds perior play beneath the Caribbean sun should look no further than Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort. The exclusive beachfront resort on St. John, has earned a Gold Medal ranking for being in the top 25 resorts from Tennis Resorts Online. Caneel Bay made the list at #8 in the 2013 online ranking of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps. Caneel Bay also took the spot of the top-ranked resort in the Caribbean, #4 for Best Setting, and #2 for Best for Couples. Caneel Bay has been the highest ranking tennis resort in Mexico, Caribbean and the Bahamas since 2005. We are honored to be recogOnline and thank all our tennis guests for their kind support, said Donald Becker, Director of Tennis at Caneel Bay. I would also like to thank the owners and managers at Caneel Bay and our entire tennis team who are instrumental in offering the highest standards of ser vice to our guests. I feel this award is a testament to the fact that tennis is a big draw for visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Whether an avid player or a beginner, anyone with an interest in tennis can take a swing at Caneel Bay. The resort has 11 all-weather outdoor courts, including two hard grass courts. Tennis clinics, womens-only sessions, cardio tennis classes, and weekly round-robin tennis tournaments are available. For younger players, Caneel Bay offers USTAs 10 and Under Tennis program. Private lessons with tennis pro Donald Becker and his staff trained by Peter Burwash International, which has operated the Caneel Bay tennis program for more than 30 years are available. Forget to pack your racquet or tennis shoes? Not to worry: the resort offers them for use on a complimentary basis. For additional information visit www.caneelbay. com. FSB0 $649,000 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 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Rosewood ResortCaneel Bay Resort was ranked number eight on the


10 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 The islands premier magazine.St. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands Bureau of Inter nal Revenue Director Claudette Watson-Anderson, CPA, last week reminded taxpayers that the deadline for Operation Last Chance is Friday, May 17. All tax types are eligible for Operation Last Chance. BIR commends those taxpayers who have voluntarily participated in this program thus far. Taxpayers have expressed a retheir outstanding tax problems, Watson-Anderson said. While the time period for partic ipation in Operation Last Chance will expire on Friday, May 17, taxpayers are still in the process of preparing many years worth of returns. Accordingly, taxpayers who will not have all the tax returns prepared by the May 17 deadline are required to come to BIRs ofto estimate the liabilities owed and pay them before May 17. On a case by case basis, BIR will review the taxpayers situation, and provide guidance on how to comply with Operation with the Internal Revenue Service, Watson-Anderson added. Penalties will be waived for any taxpayer taking advantage of outstanding liabilities during this period. Interest will accrue on outstanding balances. After May 17, aggressive action with outstanding liabilities owed. tors returns, assessing the liabili ties and levying on all available income sources to satisfy the outstanding debts. More importantly, a list of those have found to have attempted to evade or defeat taxes will be for warded to the Attorney Generals est degree of the law. This opportunity is the very last chance for taxpayers to voluntary comply with the tax laws, WatsonAnderson warned. During this period, it is ur this opportunity to eliminate any chance of prosecution, she said. It is only right that everyone pay his or her fair share of taxes. Taxpayers taking advantage of Operation Last Chance are asked to place the words Operation Last Chance on the top of each program. Taxpayers with questions about Operation Last Chance should call (340) 715-1040, ext. 2261.BIR Announces Operation Last Chance T ax Deadline Is May 17 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 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! Donkey Softball Delights Kids St. John Tradewinds Kids of all ages, but especially the youngest at for the Carolina Corral and was hosted in


St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 11 Take a trip around the world with Each week, we will explore the customs and traditions of one of the seven continents through music, dance, arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, reading and creative play. Campers will also have the opportunity to use technology each day, and we will visit Trunk Bay for swimming every Wednesday! June 24th June 28th North America July 1 July 5 Celebrate St. John! July 8 July 12 South America July 15 July 19 Africa July 22 July 26t Europe July 29 August 2 Asia August 5 August 9 Australia August 12 August 16 Antarctica Registration Information Camp Barracuda is open to children ages 3 11. Camp hours are 9AM 4PM. Registration fee of $10 (nonrefundable) Cost: $225/week (10% discount for each additional child). Payment is due on or before the Monday of each week. Payment for the first session is due June 10. Aftercare is available until 5PM for $50/week. Children should bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle every day. Campers must be dropped off and picked up at Trunk Bay on Wednesdays. All children must have a completed medical form to attend camp. Scholarships are available! Please call the Development Office at 340 776 1730. St. John Tradewinds On Thursday morning, May 9, Gifft Hill School headmistress Judy Chamberlian awarded the Arts Scholarship at the schools Upper Campus. The scholarship honors the long-time St. John artist and GHS teacher Simonsen, while recogstrated a commitment to, and excellence in, the area of visual arts, explained Chamberlain. The award was given to John Spinale, for using his gifts to enrich the arts programs of GHS. For the past three years, Spinale has impressed us with his creativity and professionalism, said the GHS head. He has created videos celebrating a variety of GHS programs and dedicated untold hours in service to the school helping produce fundraising vidgo-to resource for teachers needing help with video projects and is always generous with his time and expertise.John Spinale Awarded First GHS Simonsen Visual Arts Scholarship St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Steve Simonsen St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Steve Simonsen St. John Tradewinds Bethany Moravian Churchs Christian Education Committee is hosting a Family Movie Night on Friday, May 24, at the Bethany Moravian Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. The public is invited to watch a screening of The Help, which tells the story of an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, who decides to write a book detailing the AfricanAmerican maids point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.Bethany Moravian Church Movie Night May 24


12 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The speaker for Sunday, May 19, is Linda Sorensen, who will share a sermon written by Rev. Jennifer Crow. The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 AM in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. Our speaker for Sunday, May 19 is Linda Sorensen. Linda will share a sermon written by Rev. Jennifer Crow The group will expand upon ideas in the book Improv Wisdom: Dont Prepare, Just Show, up by Standford professor Patricia Madison, showing how skills and attitudes which improv players cultivate can translate into spiritual lives. ferry dock, call 776-6332 in advance.Linda Sorensen Speaking at May 19 UU of St. John Fellowship GatheringThe Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Alumni Association will ebrate the alma maters 40th year anniversary. The event will be at Frenchmans Reef & Morning Star Mar riott Beach Resort from 8 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Tickets to this elegant event are $75 per person and can be pur chased online at http://iekhsalumniassociation.org, or at Therapy Cool Session. Join IEKHS alumni as they Celebrate 40 Years of Class. For more information contact Jessica Edwards at (340) 626IEKHS Alumni Prom Set for June 14 St. John Tradewinds nounced the availability of limited funds to assist eligible parents or guardians to pay summer camp fees for their children. Eligibility inquiries will be accepted starting on Tuesday, May 28. Parents or guardians may contact DOH Offers Limited Funds To Help Pay for Summer CampThe Catholic Charismatic Renewal Team of St. Thomas/St. John will host a Pentecost Rally from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in Emancipation Garden. The guest speaker will be Winston Garcia, a dynamic Catholic lay evangelist, composer and musician from Trinidad. For more information call 776-6339.Catholic Charismatic Renewal Team Pentecost Rally Set for May 19Bethany Moravian Church is hosting a Family Fun Day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the V.I. The whole family is invited to come out for a day of fun and games. Food and drinks will be available as well.Bethany Moravian Fun Day Is May 27Volunteers wanted for recycling pilot project. Call 779-4800 for details. Ask for Patti.Recycling Project Needs VolunteersGovernor John deJongh will convene a meeting of the Board of Directors of the V.I. Public Finance Authority on Tuesday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be at the VI Public Finance Authority, No. 32-33 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas. For more information, contact Angel Dawson at the VIPFA at 714-1635.VIPFA Board of Directors Meet May 14


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Stretch out on the deck of Villa edge swimming pool and allow the sound of the surf at Devers Bay below to lull you into a state of blissful relaxation. This newly constructed villa, with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, is for sale for $4.413 million, explained Islandia Real Estate broker/owner Merry Nash. Chocolate Hole East, Villa Coyaba is situated to take full advantage of the steady, cooling trade winds. views over Chocolate Hole and along the south shore of St. John to St. Croix while being located just a short drive from the dining, shopThe islands famed North Shore beaches are also only a few minutes drive. With natural brick and beautiful native stonework, Villa Coyaba combines luxurious details while also nodding to Caribbean history, explained Nash. Some of the best features of Villa Coyaba are the two stone, round towers which are based on replicas of old sugar mills, said the Islandia Real Estate broker/ owner. yourself away from the endless water views found just beyond the looking Devers Bay. The expansive pool deck offers plenty of space to lounge about and soak up the tropical sun, or relax in the shade. looking Devers Bay is beautiful, said Nash. You can hear the surf from the pool. private master suite complete with den. The home also offers two pods each with its own dressing area and native stone shower. St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 13 Relax to the Sound of the Surf at Villa Coyaba The living spaces are centered around a large and elegantly appointed great room. With luxurious dining and living areas as well as high-end furnishings, spending a night in at Villa Coyaba will be a real treat. The kitchen at Villa Coyaba includes custom hard wood cabinets, plenty of counter space and state of the art, stainless steel appliances. Pull up a chair at the large and inviting breakfast bar and discuss the days beach plans. Enjoy all that St. John and tropical living have to offer at Villa Coyaba. For more information on the home, call Nash at Islandia Real Estate at (340) 776-6666 or on her cell at (340) 642-2246. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Islandia Real EstateNative stone details can be found throughout Villa


Our One Day Sale was a great success, earning omore than $5,300! St. John School of the Arts would like to thank Jim and Carol Furneaux, Chuck and Terry Pishko (and helpers), Tom and Jeanne Barnes, Mares Crane, Livy Hitchcock, Karen Samuel, Susie OLeary, Patty Tacquard, Shane and Andrew Penn, Jr. for your help in setting up and sorting through all of the items as well as keeping up the shop! And thanks to all of those who came out and bought some great items! We still have a few items left such as original artwork, jewelry, china and glasswareso if you are interested, please come by the school! Attention: Steel Unlimited and Steel Unlimited II band members: we have a few cassette tapes and LPs of your recordings and would like to get them to you. Also, SJSA would like to get CD recordings made of each album. Is there anyone who has the equipment to do that or knows of anyone who can do that? Please contact Kim Wild at 779-4322 with informa tion. Kim W ild Executive Director, SJSA14 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, MA Y 16th2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsSJSA Thank Supporters of One Day Sale I had a really great time. When I got home I read the headlines in back issues of the paper. May 1: Student Finalist National Competition, (Josae Martin), Antilles Sailors National Champs. April 30: Carnival Violence No Suspects No Assur ance Law and Order Will Be Maintained Next Year April 29 Duncan Spurs Go For Sweep April 27: Children Bring Fun Back to Carnival April 26: Violence Mar Carnival-Triple Shooting Ends Jovert Early. I think this is a very interesting comment on our community. When I moved here almost 25 years ago it was called Americas Paradise. It didnt take long for me to discover that it was really Americas Paradox, as it was so good and so bad. The positive changes I have noticed since I have moved here have been overwhelming. The police are no longer the bad guys, the hospital is providing health care, its against the law to have sex with young girls or boys and its not okay to beat your wife. Senators and other high level government employ ees are starting to stop stealing from us because we might put them in jail. We have progressed so much while America has lost its way. It is really remarkable. But, we need to start taking care of all the kids, not just the ones that go off to success in the world, and never come back. We have to take care of all of our kids. We have to try and help the 17-year-olds and 20-year-olds who have lost their way so they get back on the right path. We have to make sure that none Jovert when they get older. I cant imagine that there is another community as we do. How many of our young people have been to the National Poet Competition in DC? How many have left to play professional sports? How many go to the best colleges and universities in the U.S.? How many go to chess tournaments all over the world? The answer is a lot. This is a very special place and our kids are special. We can help a lot more of them be what they want to be if we give them all a little guidance and encouragement along the way. They deserve it. I hope you had a happy St. Thomas Carnival and I look forward to the St. John Festival. Greg Miller VIPD Issues Amber Alert on Minor St. John Tradewinds on St. Thomas issued a stateside Amber Alert for 9-year-old Jermaine Henderson on Thursday, May 9. The minor was last seen at the Cyril E. King Airport with his mato Florida. A report of the missing child was made to police by his father on May 3 who stated that he has had custody of his son for more than a year. The father told police that he allowed the maternal grandmother to spend time with the child and he allowed the child to stay overnight with her on April 30. The father said he was informed by a third party that his son was with his grandmother. Jermaine Henderson is 4 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He has a brown complexion. A photo of Henderson can be viewed on the VIPD website at vipd.gov.vi. Henderson


St. John Tradewinds I recently received an email alert from the U.S. protection devices: Surge protective devices (SPDs), more common ly known as surge protectors or power strips, help protect our expensive electronic devices from being damaged from excessive currents and allow us to simultaneously deliver power to multiple devices. This safety alert addresses the use of certain electrical protection devices onboard vessels and the inherent risks they may cause. Most commercially available SPDs are designed for use ashore and will interrupt only the hot conductor when a surge occurs. What does that mean for the ship owner/operator? It means that while these devices may provide protec A marine casualty investigation of two separate the use of SPDs plugged into a lighting circuit. It was discovered that a ground had developed on another circuit that was connected to the same distribution panel providing power to the staterooms. This ground created an imbalance of voltage between the two power conductors supplying the SPDs, which caused excessive currents, overheating, and automatically tripped as designed, only one power conductor would have been secured while the other would continue to provide power, possibly shorting to the devices ground wire and the structure of the vessel. The Coast Guard recommends that vessels should and grounding capabilities of personal/portable elec trical equipment, and trained shipboard personnel should be assigned to check and approve all SPDs in use or brought on board for compatibility with the vessels electrical distribution system prior to use. Routine checks of switchboard and distribution system 120 VAC ground detection systems are necessary to detect the presence of grounds that may cause similar circumstances with non-marine type SPDs. I found this report alarming because I have been such a big advocate for power strips and surge protec tors as a means of keeping your power costs down. By plugging in your cell phone chargers into a strip cord, you can shut them off when not in use by just shutting off the strip cord. If your electrical system is not well grounded, this are not sure if your homes electrical system is properly grounded you may need to call an electrician to have it checked out As with most any electrical items, you get what you pay for. Do not simply purchase the cheapest power strip or surge protector. Buy a quality brand and read the information on the package to make sure you do have good quality and protection. In order to tell the difference between a power strip and a surge protector, you have to look for an electric rating. A surge protector will have a rating in Joules of energy, as well as the maximum voltage it can take on the box it came it or on the strip itself, then it is a surge protector. Also, if you have ever heard the term surge suppressor, it is the same thing as a surge protector. It is a device used to protect against changes in current. The bottom line is to make sure that your comput ers and other electronic devices are hooked into a surge protector. It is a few dollars to spend that can end up saving you thousands in the long run. For a greener tomorrow! Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a Virgin Islands Enlarvi@gmail.com.St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 15 Governor deJongh Proclaims Travel and Tourism Week I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Strip Cords and Surge ProtectorsSt. John Tradewinds Last week was designated as Virgin Islands Travel and Tourism Week by Governor John deJongh. Widely acknowledged as the largest industry in the territory, the statistics on the industry are impressive. Last year, the Virgin Islands welcomed 1,904,468 cruise ship passengers and 737,681 air travelers for a total of more than 2.6 million visitors. These visitors generated revenue of $1.1 billion throughout the terri tory or $2,487.22 of every minute of the year. Every member of our community is a tourism amindustry or not, said deJongh. Knowledge of our is imperative to becoming a good representative of the Virgin Islands. Remember and put into action the phrase: Tourism, its all of us. The Governors proclamation stated that the travel industry in the Virgin Islands is vital to our econom ic stability and growth and contributes substantially to the cultural and social well-being of our people. It further stated that tourism promotes intercultur al understanding and appreciation of the territory. The Virgin Islands is distinctive in so many ways, and this uniqueness is the basis for our appeal to travelers from around the world, the governor said. The power of the tourism industry provides the basis for the territorys economic well-being and it must be respected and protected continually. In 1983, National Tourism Week was established tial Proclamation signed by President Ronald Reagan. as National Travel and Tourism Week. Throughout the country, the travel industry is celebrated by vari


16 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 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 Divine Worship 10 a.m., except second Sundays start at 9 a.m., 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. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.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 STT/STJ 2013 Police Week Activities TO YOUR HEAL THBe Careful With That Salad Dressing By Carmen Rhodes St. John Tradewinds As we eat more salads for our health and to boost our immune systems its a good reminder to be care ful with the salad dressings that we use. Consider the following quote: If you dont use a healthy salad dressing, your salad could contain as much fat and calories as a bacon cheeseburger. Mayloss efforts with empty calories and saturated fat. Just two tablespoons of the average Ranch or Thousand Island dressing contains approximately 14 grams of tion/healthy-eating/4-healthy-salad-dressing-options. html Heres a healthy salad dressing option: Sweet and Sour Lime/Lemon Salad Dressing Ingredients: 1 T lime or lemon juice 1 t water 2 T extra virgin olive oil Salt to taste (May add other seasonings as desired) Sweetener to taste (honey or sweetener of choice) Preparation: Put lime juice and water in bowl. Add sweetener to the tanginess level desired. Add salt (and other seasonings if desired). Whisk together to dissolve the salt. Whisk in the olive oil. Toss over your salad. Mix and enjoy! Adapted from http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/ soupsandsalads/r/limedressing.htmMonday, May 13 D T uesday, May 14 mascots Wednesday, May 15 and demonstrations demonstrations Center Courtyard Thursday, May 16 Ballpark Friday, May 17


St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 17 Whether beer brewers are creating ales, pilsners, porters, wits or stouts, one ingredient must go into every Water, aims to leverage the economic growth of the craft brewing sector into a powerful voice for clean water ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS Brewing Green Dear EarthT alk: together to support the Clean Water Act. Can you enlighten? Mitch Jenkins Cincinnati, OH Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) brought together two beer brewers to launch the Brewers for Clean Water Campaign, which aims to leverage the economic growth of the craft brewing sector into a powerful voice for bolstering clean water protection in the United States. Whether brewers are creat ing ales, pilsners, porters, wits or stouts, one ingredient must go into every batch: clean water, said Karen Hobbs, a senior policy analyst at NRDC. Craft brewers need clean water to make great beer. While hops, malt and the brewing process itself are also clearly important, water just may be the secret ingredient that gives a speBeer is about 90 percent water, making local water supply quality and its characteristics, such as pH and mineral content, critical to beer classic brews, reported NRDC. For example, the unusually soft Republic, helped create what is considered the original gold standard of pilsner beers. The clarity and hoppiness of brewed since the 1700s in Burtonon-Trent, result from relatively high levels of calcium in local water, NRDC reported. vors of beers like these and others by sourcing freshwater with similar features or by starting with neutral water and adding minerals and salts accordingly to bring out certain desired characteristics. Of course, clean water is essential to more than great-tasting beer. Its critical for public health and the health of a wide range of industries, according to NRDC. Now our streams, wetlands and water supply need our help. Without strong legal protections, they are under threat from pollution like sewage, agricultural waste, and oil spills. The popularity of craft brewers microbrews in recent years is another reason why NRDC has hitched its clean water wagon to the industry. Craft brewers are closely tied to their communities with a very real understanding of the impacts bad policy can have on regional water sources, reported the group. While the participants in the campaign include brewing operations large and small, all have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability in their operations and beer development. By taking part in the campaign, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Allagash, Shorts, Temperance, Ar bor, DryHop, Finchs, Revolution, Flossmoor, Crankers, Wild Onion, Right Brain, Half Acre, Goose Island and other craft brewers are helping spread the word in a way that hits home with consumers. For its part, NRDC is urging beer lovers (and other concerned environmentalists) to use the form on its website to e-mail the White House encouraging Presirecently created by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that call for greater protections for streams and wetlands in important headwaters regions from coast to coast. And consumers should be glad to know that for once drinking beer can actually be good for the environment. So bottoms up!


where weve done some planting and built some chicken coops. I like that we get to feed the chickens and take care of them, said Nguyen. And its fun to look at the coop and know that we built it ourselves. For Caleb Jones, the highlight of the Iowa trip took place on the ice. ice skated, said Jones. We toured the campus and that was fun, said Aysha Clendinen. campus. Mirisa Clendinen especially enjoyed the groups trip to the Strategic Air and Space Museum. We saw a lot of airplanes and space stuff and they had these simulators that were really cool, she said. A trip to Iowa States dairy farm was the highlight for Elena Glenn. We walked around and got to see the cows and watched as they got milked, said Glenn. It was really fun. The students also enjoyed tour lishing Company. They publish and Gardens and we got of the editors, said Monique Edwards. We got to understand how much time it takes to put an issue together. While students termed the trip cool, the weather was a bit blustery as well for these Virgin Islands students. It was really cold, said Edwards. I was hoping to see snow, but it didnt snow until the day after we left. The GHS students also got to enjoy a 150-year-old tradition at Iowa State University called VEISHEA. The event is a weeklong student-run Carnival, featur ing costumes, demonstrations and more, explained Duerfelvt. Its the largest student-run Car nival in the country, he said. Part of it is a big parade and there are tons of booths and demonstrations and costumes and more. This was arrived and they had a lot of fun.18 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 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 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 Students and chaperones goof off on the ISU football St. John Tradewinds News Continued from Page 4 GHS Students Enjoy Week Trip In Iowa for Minimester


St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 19 Friday, May 3 7:02 a.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident c/r that he was assaulted by another male. Assault in the third. 12:02 p.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident p/r that someone spray painted the sign for her business in the area of Haulover Bay. Destruction of property. Saturday, May 4 10:41 a.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r that someone killed his chicken. Police assistance. 1:06 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r an auto accident. Police assistance. 1:12 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident c/r an auto collision. Auto collision. area of Route 107. Auto collision. on Salt Pond beach with a machete. Suspicious activity. 7:03 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r that he found a cell phone. Police assistance. 7:05 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that his windshield was broken. Damage to a vehicle. Sunday, May 5 stay at Caneel Bay. Police assistance. 8:15 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ damage to his vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. Monday, May 6 7:25 a.m. A doctor at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/requesting police assistance with a suicide patient. Police assistance. 10:40 a.m. Badge #1090 p/ at Leander Jur gen Command with one Edwin Penn III of Estate Adrian under arrest and charged with disobeying a lawful order and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 1:00 p.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident p/r that someone has been unleashing her dogs. Police assistance. 1:50 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that his iPad was stolen from The Marketplace. Grand larceny. threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. T uesday, May 7 10:50 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that someone removed his tow hinge off his vehicle. Grand larceny. 5:45 p.m. A employee at Fatty Crab p/r that one April 30, 2013, two individuals, one male and one female, bought food and drinks and paid with a stolen credit card. Fraud. niece. Assault in the third, D.V. area of Bureau of Motor Vehicles parking lot. Auto collision. W ednesday, May 8 sistance with a male creating a disturbance in the lice assistance. bance of the peace. tivity. of the peace, D.V. tance. Police assistance. Thursday, May 9 sleeping in his bathroom. Trespassing. the area of Estate Concordia. Trespassing. ing at women in the ladies room in the area of 11:09 a.m. Badge #1252 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Julian Chinnery Jr. of Estate Enighed under arrest and charged with public nuisance. His bail was set at $500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Cor rections on St. Thomas to be remanded. agement had taken money from him and removed furniture from his apartment. Grand larceny. her. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 1:53 p.m. A Cinnamon Bay resident p/r damage to a vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. in the area of Customs Parking lot. Simple assault. 11:43 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident p/r an assault. Simple assault. Friday, May 10 sistance. Police assistance. EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 Crime Stoppers empowers to make your neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining totally anonymous. If you know something, say something as law enforcement needs to know what you know. St. John On April 18 at 3:45 a.m., a woman reported to police that a male had entered her resishe and her boyfriend were sleeping. The man stole several items from the residence including a wallet and money. foot towards the Islandia Building. Tell us what you know so police can identify this burglar. St. Thomas On April 29 at 11 a.m., a man in the area of Estate Tutu was shot at by an unknown individ ual. The man was wounded by help in identifying the shooter. Tell us what you know. St. Croix On Wednesday, May 1, VIPD a foul odor coming from a residence in Estate Whim. After gaining entrance to the home, police found the lifeless bodies of Kassaun K-Force Baptiste and Jose the Mighty TNL Navarro. VIPD suspect the men had been dead for about one week. If you know something you think police should know, please speak up. Be part of the solution. Continue to 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 arrest of a burglar is $714 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered. For an assailant involved in a shooting it is $900. Our maximum reward is $2,500. Please note: our technology makes it impossible for anyone To learn how we do this, visit www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org and click on How It Works.Crime Stoppers U.S.V.I. Police Week is May 12 May 17Join us at the Leander Jergen Police Command Open House Monday, May 13 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet your police ofcers! Spend some time with us! On Tuesday, May 14th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. police ofcers will be at the Julius Sprauve School conducting demonstrations and giving safety tips, K-9 ofcers and dogs, HDU and Crime Prevention ofcers will be present, and there will be an appearance by the Crime Prevention Mascot Darren the Lion. See the complete Territorial Police Week schedule Go to the VIPD web site at http://www.vipd.gov.vi/ or the VIPD Face Book page at www.facebook.com/USVIPD


20 St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 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 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) 642-3263W ednesday, May 15 Charlotte Amalie High School administrators are asking parents of incoming ninth graders to attend an important meeting and orientation that will be in the schools Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium on Wednesday, May 15. Attendees should arrive by 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 The Animal Care Cenwill be Saturday, May 18, at and Viky Becker are event cochairs. Our Lady of Mount Car mel Catholic Church Youth Group is hosting a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the recreation center located across tion. Sunday, May 19 The Unitarian Univer salists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The speaker for Sunday, May 19, is Linda Sorensen, who will share a sermon written by Rev. Jennifer Crow. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Team of St. Thomas/ St. John will host a Pentecost Rally from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in Eman cipation Garden. For more information call 776-6339. T uesday, May 21 Guy Benjamin Schools tion meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 Bethany Moravian Churchs Christian Education Committee is hosting a Family Movie Night on Friday, May 24, at the Bethany Moravian Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26 Friends of V.I. National Parks 10th Annual Beach-toBeach Power Swim event will be on Sunday, May 26. Monday, May 27 Bethany Moravian Church is hosting a Family Fun Day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the V.I. National Park 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. For more information call CBCC at 7762099SITCOM MOMSACROSS boldly mom committees baked? copper DOWN for short name honey of praise Bush


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JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M M A NDAHL $85,000E MMAU S hillside $85,000 C A ROLI N A from $115,000FISH BAY from $153,000 H A N S EN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $149,000S A UNDERS G UT hillside & WATERFRONT from $179,000 C H O C OLA TE HOLE from $180,000 G LUC K SBERG $245,000 L O VA NGO CAY WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000V I RGI N G R A ND EST A TES from $295,000CONC ORDIA from $335,000CAL ABASH BOOM hillside $475,000 U PPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $799,000SABA BAY 3 new listings hillside & WATERFRONT from $999,000 PETER BAY / N ORT HSHORE from $1,650,000 WES T I N T IME SHARES from $500 per week LOTS O F L A ND L IST I NGS!! M OTIVA TED SELLERS!! S O M E SELLER FIN A N CING!! HH-TW 5.13.2013 A.indd 1 4/26/13 12:10 PM St. John Tradewinds, May 13-19, 2013 23 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersBajo el Sol Show Features Students and Professionals


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