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Long Island, NY, Brothers Catch 12-Foot Blue Marlin Off Shore of St. John Page 2DPNR Director Arrested for Drug TrafckingDirector Environmental Enforcement, Roberto Tapia, arrested at Red Hook ferry dock after returning from St. JohnPage 3 May 27-June 2, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Travelocity Team Spotted in Coral Bay ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON P AGE 18 College Graduation: Roller and Stevens Pages 6 and 7 Volunteers Bag 12 Lionsh Near Johnsons ReefPage 5Wagapalooza Wows Agains!Page 4


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 27-June 2, 2013 St. John School of the Arts will host its Recital for Dance, Tumbling, Theater for Stage and Acting for TV, Radio and Film classes on Saturday, June 8, at 5 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas ball room. The school will present its Music Recital on Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at the arts school. The public is welcome to this free event.SJSA Dance, Tumbling, Theater and Acting Recital June 8 and 9 at WestinSt. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects community-focused Sustainable Design Team Workshop in Coral Bay Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31. There will be a public assembly on Wednesday evening, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Coral Bay basketball court. If it rains that evening, the meeting will meet in room six of Guy Benjamin School.CBCC Community Assembly on May 29 The development of a comprehensive recycling program on St. John has never fully come to fruition, despite interest from many island residents. Join the Island Green Building Association and Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program on Thursday, May 30, at the GHS Upper Campus atrium to see how community members can help bring recycling to St. John. A presentation entitled Recycle What, Where? will feature a panel of community activists discussing which recycling activities are ongoing aluminum can recycling and composting and which efforts are gathering steam, like plastic bailing, glass crushing, and others. Panelists will also discuss the best path moving forward, and share with community members how they can be a part of the solution. A potluck dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will precede the panel discussion, which starts at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to share to join the potluck. This presentation is a Green Thursdays Seminar, part of the Island Sustainability Series presented by IGBA and GHSs EARTH program. These monthly seminars focus on making the Virgin Islands a greener place to live. All are welcome to attend.May 30th Green Thursday To Focus Public on Recycle What, Where? 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. 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 27Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the Graduation Ceremo ny for the Class of 2013 will be 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. A reception will follow. Please call (340) 776-1730 for more information.GHS Class of 2013 Graduates June 13By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Captain Robert Richards boat Mixed Bag were already thrilled to be reeling in a Mahi Mahi last week when they got an even bigger and better surprise. Robert Borneman and his brother James, both of Long Island, New York, were about nine and a half miles off the southern shore of St. John when they hooked into the Mahi Mahi, he explained. We hooked a Mahi Mahi and were reeling it in when this giant Blue Marlin circled on the sur face, Borneman said. Then the Blue Marlin took the Mahi Mahi whole and went straight down into the deep water. The two were in for the thrill It took more than 1,500 feet of line off the reel twice, said Borneman. My brother Jim and to the boat. The Blue Marlin was estimated by Captain Richards to be between 10 and 12 feet and about 450 pounds, Borneman added. feet of water, about nine and a half miles off the southern coast of St. John in three to six foot seas, he explained. The catch, one of the biggest Captain Richards has seen, was a bit early in the season for Blue Marlin, according to Borneman. lin of the season, which usually starts next month, he said. It was the second largest Blue Mar lin the captain has seen in nine hang on anyones wall, Borneman added. other day, he said.New York Brothers Bag 12-Foot Blue Marlin Off Shore of St. John


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Department of Planning and Natural Resources Director of Environmental Enforcement was ar rested by federal agents on Friday evening, May 17, at the Red Hook ferry dock after returning from St. John with seven kilograms of cocaine in his possession. Roberto Tapia, a former V.I. DPNRs chief law enforcement ofto posses with intent to distribute Tapia was arrested around 8:30 p.m. on May 17 wearing a DPNR uniform and carrying his depart ment-issued handgun, while toting seven kilograms of cocaine, with a potential street value of $1 mil lion, in his backpack. Federal agents also arrested two co-conspirators on Saturday, May 18. Stephen Torres and Edfrom Puerto Rico, face charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. All three men appeared before District Court Judge Magistrate Ruth Miller last week, who set conditions for their release. While Tapia had not posted bail of as press time last week, Miller set his bail at $250,000 and ordered him ers Estate Fortuna residence, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. Tapia was described as being jovial, smiling, chuckling and waving to supporters during his court appearance, according to the V.I. Daily News report. allowed to return to Puerto Rico after posting $50,000 bail each. Miller ordered the two to home they be accompanied by a third party whenever they leave their homes, according to the V.I. Daily News report. Details of Tapias drug trafDPNR vehicles and vessels, and week, painting a picture of bold disregard for the law and his ofFederal agents allege that Tapia used his DPNR vessel to pick up in open waters off St. Thomas, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. The cash may have been used to purchase the seven kilograms of cocaine which Tapia was carrying when he was nabbed the evening of May 17 in Red Hook, after returning from St. John, according to the V.I. Daily News report. But federal agents had been monitoring Tapia all day. Authoriand a private vessel which reportedly belongs to the two co-conspirators, according to a report on the online news forum St. Thomas Source. Federal agents reportedly were informed that Tapia planned to men on May 17 to pick up a large amount of money in association with the purchase of multiple grams of cocaine, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. While being watched by federal agents, Tapia reportedly boarded his DPNR boat at the departments dock in Krum Bay, St. Thomas, sel with twin engines about three miles offshore, according to the report. At around 11 a.m., federal agents saw Tapia, who had not been carrying any bags, obtain a black and green backpack from the red boat, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. Back on land, Tapia put the backpack in his DPNR vehicle and later took it with him when he boarded the 7 p.m. ferry to St. John, according to the report. The backpack, which did not look full when Tapia left Red Hook, was visibly full when he returned from St. John on the 8 p.m. ferry, according to the V.I. Daily News story. Agents arrested the DPNR ofgrams of cocaine from the backaccording to the report. that he planned to give the backvessel on Saturday, May 18, near Sail Rock, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. Federal agents alerted U.S. Customs and Border Protections Mared vessel on May 18 and arrested Information on how long Tapia allegedly had been running drugs was not included in court documents, which state that he conspired to distribute cocaine before from an unknown date, according to the report. Tapia, who had served as direc tor of environmental enforcement since 2012, was suspended without pay and ordered to surrender all government-owned equipment, according to a report on the St. Thomas Source. The arrest of Tapia, who reported directly to DPNR Commissioner Alicia Barnes, drew the ire of other high-ranking government V.I. Police Department Commissioner Designee Rodney Quer rard pledged the departments full support in a prepared statement issued by government house. It is always a sad day when anyone in law enforcement is either suspected of or charged with violating the laws they are sworn to uphold, Querrard said in the statement. However, it is our duty to see that such allegations are investigated and where proven are prosecuted. I can assure the public ance for any violations of law by those in our law enforcement diviOn Wednesday, May 22, Governor John deJongh appointed an acting director and acting deputy director of DPNRs Division of Environmental Enforcement. Howard Forbes of St. Croix was appointed as Acting Director of the division while Jessica Parris was appointed acting Director of Environmental Enforcement. Forbes, an Environmental Enexperience, is the most senior ofsaid. He will oversee the day to day operations of the division. Parris will be responsible for providing support and assistance to the acting director as regards day to day operations in the St. Thomas/St. John District, deJongh explained. Deputy Director Parris is familiar with the duties and responsibilities required for this position in light of her seniority as an Enover the past seven years and her district, said the governor. Prior to her position as an Environmental the Boating Safety Education Coordinator for three years. The appointment of leadership is a step in the right direction for DPNR, deJongh added. I was pleased to accept the recommendations of [DPNR] Comappointment of temporary leader ship so that the work of this important division can move forward without interruption, he said. I thank both Acting Director Forbes and Acting Assistant Director Par ris for their willingness to serve in these positions. St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 3 Thursday, May 30thINDEX DPNR Director of Environmental Enforcement Arrested for Drug TrafckingRoberto Tapia arrested at Red Hook ferry dock after returning from St. JohnIt is always a sad day when anyone in law enforcement is either suspected of or charged with violating the laws they are sworn to uphold. However, it is our duty to see that such allegations are investigated and where proven are prosecuted. I can assure the public that ours is a policy of zero tolerance for any violations of law by those in our law enforcement divisions zero tolerance. St. John Tradewinds News Photo File


By Dr. Elaine Campbell Special to St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Centers (ACC) annual Saturday evening, May 18, at the National bigger and better than ever. Monica Munro, ACC Treasurer, reported that the group already had $27,000 in hand and was still tal In fact, the collectable Waga T-shirts, designed by renowned St. John artist Elaine Estern, were such a huge success that additional orders for them are still coming in. Kati Steinborn of KatiLady Catering provided the fair-style food which included veggie burgers, and pulled pork sandwiches among other treats. The food was fabulous and done by a professional, said one Waga attendee. Lowe, sold her wonderful cookies as well as home-made doggie bones for the four legged friends in attendance. My dogs loved them, Munro said about Lowes doggie bones. Lowe donated all proceeds from the sale of the cookies and bones to the ACC. There were plenty of adult beverages as well. Beer was donated by St. John Brewers and wine was donated by Premier Wine. The event also featured gifts for doggies. Jolly Dog donated collars and leashes, as to all. The Rotary Club of St. John donated the use of their popcorn machine which was a star of the event with ACC Board mem ber Rob Upham spending the entire evening er, was the dog show itself which included categories unique to Waga. Best Old Timer was Levi, owned by Shelley Letendre. Levi, whose front leg was recently amputated due to cancer, was a universal hit because of his game participation in the show class. Costume Class winner was Butterbean, owned by Davida Dameron. Best Adult Handlers dog was Trident, owned by Lu Carter. Best Trick was performed by Sadie, owned by Jim Bowen. Short (dog) Agility test was awarded to Rosie, owned by Viky Becker. now owned by Kristen Wilson. Best Long (dog) Agility test was won by 4 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 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 Wagapalooza Fundraiser Wows St. John Community Again!Continued on Page 24 St. John Tradewinds A GREEN THURSD A YS SEMIN A R, PA R T OF T HE ISL A ND SUS TA INA BILI T Y SERIES pounds of waste kept out of local landlls, and counting... The Island Green Building Association and Git Hill Schools EARTH program present:Please bring a dish to share to this potluck event, Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m. Git Hill School Upper Campus atriumRecycle What, Where? 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 A panel discussion on developing recycling programs on St. John


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A group of volunteers with the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation recentSt. John, helping to eliminate the cal reefs. are vital to the health of coral. If health of reefs will quickly decline as well. To combat the problem, CORE trains local divers to search and ous spines and should not be handled by those not trained. On Sunday, May 19, Maho Bay Watersports Ocean Quest hosted where Dave DAlberto, Rafe Muilenburg, George Kremer and Frank Cummings helped to bag 12 For more information about com. St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 5 Happy Holidays! 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: St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds


6 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 Mayumi Roller Graduates from St. Marys College St. John Tradewinds News Photo By Herda Katz Guest Nuisance Editor St. John Tradewinds Peter Jordan has set June 15 as the date for his Stated goals to be accomplished for the beginning class are: The cat will repeatedly retrieve a rolled and rubber-banded newspaper thrown 15 feet. Cat will sit, lie down and roll over on command. Cat will come when commanded, wag tail and act as if you were in fact important in his/ her life. Kitty will complete the 100-yard swim (at Trunk Bay.) Roomba ride. Mr. Jordans wildly successful cat obedience When asked the secret to his success, Mr. J said, Its all very simple, early on you have to establish whos boss! Mr. J also wants you to know he offers accred through Cats and the Sea (CATS.) abled people with service animals must be allowed access to all public accommodations. This right takes precedence over all state and local laws which might otherwise prohibit animals in those places. walk on a retractable leash and wear an orange ing your cat sit in the middle seat in tourist on an training worthwhile. Without Mr. Jordans class, my cat, Attila, woulda spent his whole life starin out the window, catchin them stink bugs and meowing his head off for Iguana Flavored Cat Chow, Frank Pestiferous, competent park ranger, said. Noted local cat authority, Jo Wan Krill, declared, After only a few classes, our former bush cat has the manners of one of the Royal Mews of would exude total disdain for corgis. Beginning class registration is only $7.25 since the undertaking is underwritten by the St. John Animal Center with grants from YouTube, Hallmark Cards and island winter resident, Elsa Engel, heiress to the Winnebago fortune. In the works: a cat park! Its natural for a cat to owners will have a chance to let their cats play off the leash under only voice command. Almost the Local News by Rudy Patton http://almostlocalnews.blogspot.com allmostlocalnews@gmail.com Peter Jordans Cat Obedience Class Set for June 15 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Bianca is very sweet and loves her cat nip toys. www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook St. John Tradewinds St. Marys College of Maryland announced last week that Mayumi Roller of St. John graduated with a degree in art/art history. The ceremony, which took place on May 11, featured addresses from Maryland Governor Martin OMalley and St. Marys President Joseph Urgo, who told the 450 graduating seniors to draw on the inspiration of creative endeavor, critical response, and innovative collaboration in the next stage of their lives. Honorary degrees were conferred upon OMalley as well as long-time college philanthropist Tom Waring. Student speeches were made by the Class of 2013 valedictorian and the St. Marys quintessential student. St. Marys College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Marys River in Southern Maryland.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. Johnian Malik Stevens graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 18. Stevens, who graduated from Gifft Hill School in 2009, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and African American Studies. Stevens mother, Deverelle Alfred, and brother, Markus Stevens, along with family friend and supporter Charles Riviere watched proudly as his degree was bestowed in the convocation ceremony. Riviere, a close friend of the late Bill Morris and a Northern Virginia resident, kept tabs on Stevens during his successful four years at Georgetown. rived at GU nearly four years ago; he was then an apprehensive and anxious young man facing a challenge of daunting dimen sions, said Riviere. I wished him well and kept up with his progress over the years dur ing periodic visits and conversations and also thanks to a friend and neighbor here in Northern Virginia who teaches at Georgetown. Saturday, on famed and historic Healy Lawn, I saw a man years wiser, exuding sion to make a difference in the world and so grateful for the opportunity he now has in his hands, Riviere said. Stevens, a former student writer for St. John Tradewinds, was the recipient of the Bill Morris Memorial Scholarship, which helped him cover the considerable expenses of a Georgetown University education, Riviere added. A few of us on St. John and throughout the U.S. were fortunate to be able to help Malik along the way in the memory of my dearest sailor friend Bill Morris who had taught Malik math way back in the 5th grade at Julius E. Sprauve School, he said. The Bill Morris Memorial Scholarship Foundation raised funds over the last four years and provided some resources to help defray the enormous cost of a Georgetown educa tion. Bill Morris was a very special man, I think of our times together on the great blue yonder every day, Riviere said. I know he is pleased by Maliks accomplishment as we all are. Gifft Hill Schools 2009 Valedic torian should make many on St. John very proud. In the words of the commencement speaker Lisa Shannon, Power is in the passion of your ideals. GU awarded Ms. Shannon an honorary Doctorate degree in Humanities for her work on behalf of oppressed Congolese women during the on going civil war in the Congo, said Riviere. Ideals and passion are two character well. With no fear of making a bad predic more about and from Malik Alfonso Stevens in the future, he said. Many on St. John including the staff at Tradewinds where Malik authored a widely read column for years, my friend Bill Morris who taught Hill School where he graduated played a key role in his development, but no one is more deserving of collective accolades than his mother Deverelle, an endearing woman and remarkable mother.St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 7 Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY. CALL .., EXT WR-Spa Services DN 8.20.2012.indd 1 8/16/12 6:13 PM R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing Former Student Columnist Malik Stevens Graduates from Georgetown UniversitySt. John Tradewinds News Photo


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School ninth grader and budding artist Maia Ginther was recently selected as one of two local winners of a poster contest designed to create environmental awareness about local resources. The Department of Tourism helped spread the word of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association-sponsored contest, which was open to all students in primary and secondary schools in the territory and throughout the Caribbean. The posters had to depict three ways in which the Virgin Islands can make a difference in protecting the environment. DOT selected the winning posters in the Virgin Islands, one for primary school and one for secondary school students. Ginthers poster depicts the impact of development on local waters, sunscreen which is harmful to reefs and the danger posed brightly colored poster proclaims Protect Our Coral Reefs, and obviously drew the judges eyes. as the winner of the secondary school category and Julia Peacock of St. Croixs Country Day School as the winner of the primary school category for the Virgin Islands. Both winning posters will now be sent to the FCCA selection committee which will determine ers submitted by all participating countries. FCCA will announce the overall winners on Monday, June 3. The winners and winning schools will be awarded $3,000, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively destination, including Ginther and Peacock, will be awarded $200 for their efforts, unless they take home Congratulations and good luck Maia!8 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 Maia Ginther Named Finalist in FCCA Environmental Awareness Poster Contest 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 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts will host its Ruth Sis Frank Per formance/Merit Scholarship auditions on June 15 at 2 p.m. at the arts school. The application deadline is June 12. No applications will be accepted after this date. Students who show exceptional talent and commitment to dance, music, art and theater will audition individually in front of a panel of three judges. Visit www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org for details and to download an application, or come by the school or call 779-4322. The Coral Bay Community Council has been awarded a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This grant is bringing a group of experts to St. John from May 29 -31 to work with residents, public officials & community leaders, to create a vision for Coral Bay, addressing issues such as appropriate development and infrastructure while protecting the natural environment and enhancing our overall quality of life for many years to come. The AIA Sustainable Design Team : Harris Steinberg, FAIA Community Vision Planning Megan Elper Wood Eco tourism Roland Anglin Community Development Tom Von Schrader Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure Diane Jones Design & Landscape Joel Mills Director, AIA Center for Communities by Design Erin Simmons Director, AIA Design Assistance Community Vision Workshop in Coral Bay May 29 to 31, 2013 Wednesday, May 29th, 5:30 social, 6:00 start sharp! Public Forum: What do you want for Coral Bays Future? Share your ideas in this forum Coral Bay Basketball Court (Rain: Guy H. Benjamin School, Rm. 6) Friday, May 31st, 7 to 9 pm: Presentation: AIA Team Draft Vision Plan: Coral Bays Future Discussion Concordia Eco Resort Pavilion Free Rides from Triangle and along Southside to Concordias lower road...call 776 2099 by Thurs. 5/30. Coral Bay includes all the neighborhoods east of the Park: Bordeaux, East End, Carolina, Mandahl, Mamey Peak, Eden, Little Plantation, Spring Garden, Calabash Boom, Hard Labor, the rest in between! Join us in planning the future of our beautiful community for those who love Coral Bay! Here are more ways to share your ideas for Coral Bays Future: Before May 29th ; Write down your ideas and drop in Comment Boxes at Connections East & Keep Me Posted, or mail to CBCC, 9901 Emmaus, St John, VI 00830 Fill out a Survey form available at above locations and by going to the CBCC website Use the CBCC on line discussion Forum : Click on lower left CBCC Forum on CBCC website Small group topic meetings : Call CBCC office to participate 7762099 Want to know more? CBCC Website: www.CoralBayCommunityCouncil.org See local newspapers, call or drop by CBCC Office Across from Coral Bay Fire Station 776 2099 Sis Frank Merit Auditions June 15


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10 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Stir fries are no fuss dinners that are easy to preoffer a healthy way to cook and can be served with versatile, since you can easily change the herb combinations. If you dont own a wok, a heavy-bot tomed frying pan is a good substitute. Serves 4 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 lb beef steak, sliced 2 small red chilli, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 bunch/bag fresh spinach, cleaned and chopped 2 tsp teriyaki sauce 1 tsp sugar 4 Tbsp water Pinch of a beef stock cube Heat oil in wok and add beef, chillies and gar lic in batches. Stir fry until tender and add spinach, mixture and stir until the sauce boils and thickens. Serves 4 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 lb chicken thighs, sliced 1 tsp sesame oil 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped 3 slices bacon, chopped 3 tsp chopped fresh thyme 1 bunch scallions, chopped 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp honey 4 Tbsp water 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted Heat half of the oil in wok and add chicken in batches. Stir fry until chicken is tender and remove from heat. Mix remaining oil and sesame oil and heat in wok. Add sweet potatoes and bacon and cook until the potatoes are tender. Add thyme and scallions and cook for one minute. Stir in the chick til the sauce boils and thickens. Stir in sesame seeds to thickened sauce. Serves 4 to 6 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 1/4 lbs chicken thighs, sliced 3/4 lb broccoli, chopped 1/2 lb snow peas 1 Tbsp mild curry paste 1 Tbsp lime juice 1/2 tsp chicken stock powder 1/2 C water 1 C coconut milk 1 Tbsp mango chutney 1 medium mango, sliced 1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro Heat oil in wok and add chicken in batches. Cook until tender and add broccoli, peas, curry paste, lime juice, chicken stock powder, water, coconut milk and chutney. Stir and heat until sauce boils. and cilantro when serving. Serves 4 1 Tbsp peanut oil 3 tsps fresh ginger, grated A bit more than 1 lb pork tenderloin, thinly sliced Handful porcini dried mushrooms, steeped in hot water for 30 minutes 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce 1 tsp chicken stock powder 1/2 C water 1/2 lb bok choy, roughly chopped Drain mushrooms. Heat oil in wok, add ginger and cook until fragrant. Add pork in batches and cook until tender. Remove from heat. Add all mushrooms and cook until they release water. Add hoisin Stir until sauce boils and thickens slightly. Add bok choy until just wilted and quickly stir pork back in and serve. Serves 4 3/4 lb thick fresh egg noodles 2 medium carrots 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 medium red pepper, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated 1 bunch bok choy, shredded Splash of white wine 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce Easy Stir Fry Mealsby Mares CraneContinued on Page 18 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! FREE EXPERT ADVICE IN AN EMERGENCY 24 HOURS A DAY Florida/USVI Poison Information Center


St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 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 People living in or owning property in Coral Bay, St. John are invited to participate in public assemblies on May 29 and 31. Join the Coral Bay Community Council on Wednesday, May 29, at the Coral Bay basketball court at 6 p.m. for a public forum focused on what residents want to see for the areas future. If it rains, the meeting will be at Guy Benjamin School, in room six. CBCC is also hosting a public meeting on Friday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Estate Concordia Eco-Resorts pavilion. This presentation will be the AIA Teams Draft Vision Plan concerning Coral Bays Future. CBCC will offer free rides from Triangle and other areas of Coral Bay to Concordias lower road. For transportation, call CBCC at 776-2099 before Thursday, May 30. As part of the planning activities within the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project: Phase 2, CBCC obtained a Sustainable Design Assessment Team grant from the American Institute of Architects. This grant is bringing a group of experts to St. John May 29 through ate a vision for Coral Bay, addressing issues such as appropriate devel opment and infrastructure while protecting the natural environment and enhancing our overall quality of life for many years to come. For more information on the workshop, the AIA and the visiting professionals, go to www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org. There will also be a small group meeting to gather information from owners and community members from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 29. Anyone who wants to participate in this small group discussion, should contact CBCC by email or phone at 776-2099. Coral Bay is one of seven communities chosen nationwide to partici pate in the 2013 AIA program, for more information check out http:// www.aia.org/about/initiatives/AIAS075425. Prior to the workshop, CBCC is sponsoring a preliminary survey on the communitys vision and peoples values and concerns. out this preliminary community vision survey by May 27 at http://www. surveymonkey.com/s/coralbay. ed in Coral Bay for those without computer access. The purpose of the survey is to gather the range of peoples concerns and values, to aid in focusing the Workshop discussions. About 300 invitations and paper copies of the survey were mailed out to property owners addresses on St. John of people who are not mem bers of CBCC. We hope when people on St. John receive this mailing that they will decide to come to the Community Vision Public Forum on the future of Coral Bay on Wednesday evening, May 29, at 6 p.m. at the basketball court in Coral Bay, said CBCC President Sharon Coldren. Also, we hope more people will consider becoming members and supporting CBCC and projects such as this. We are making a diligent effort to reach represented at the Vision Workshop. fessionals and discuss what we want to see in Coral Bays future, Coldren said. Then lets see what ideas they come up with for all of us to review on Friday, May 31, 7 to 9 p.m. at Concordia EcoResort. value. CBCC Will Be Hosting AIA Community Vision Workshop May 29-31St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration announces VI Small Business Week, from May 26 through June 2. This years theme is Small Business: Persevering and Growing Your Business One Day at a Time. spiring stories and growing opportunities to either start or grow a business. A special six-month Agribusiness Program Eval Virgin Islands, will kick off on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. with video conference from St. Thomas to St. Croix and St. John. For more information or to register, check out www.sbdcvi.orgV.I. SBDC Celebrates Small Business Week


12 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Mongoose Junctions First Annual St. John Rib Cook Off will be Saturday, June 8, starting at 4:30 The event will be hosted in the rear parking lot of Mongoose Junction. Tickets, which will be on sale at two tables, will be $1 each and be valid for one rib. Ten St. John restaurants will compete for the title of Best Ribs on St. John. Judging will be done by local residents, chosen by the Mongoose Junction Tenants Association. In addition to the sale of ribs, there will be a stay at the Westin Resort and Villas and many gift All proceeds from the First Annual St. John Rib Cook Off will go directly to St. John Rescue to aid in the purchase and renovation of a permanent headquarters. The First Annual St. John Rib Cook Off kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the evening. During the event, many Mongoose Junction retailers will take part in a Summer Sidewalk Sale. For more information contact Michelle Fage at michelle@paradiseplanningusvi.com.First Annual St. John Rib Cook Off To Benet St. John RescueSt. John Tradewinds World-class, GRAMMY Award Winning, Virgin Islands drummer Dion Parson has a busy schedule this month with his mentoring project, free community concerts and a television appear ance. Parson, who splits his time between the territory and New York, is a seasoned veteran, performer, composer, and educator. Parsons passion for his unique Caribbean Mentoring Through the Arts of Music created and directed by Parson, is a music education program that guides musically inclined young students of the Virgin Islands, helps them develop their goals in life, and prepares them for a professional career. The mentorship provided by the initiative is essential for the future development of the students and makes a distinguishable difference in whether they are successful in life as well as in the art of music. The guidance of world-class musicians who have already made this transition will offer students a real-time perspective of their future possibilities. The program is also geared to help students sustain their individual cultures while giving back to their community. Mentoring through the Arts of Music is proudly sponsored by VICA, DPNR, West Indian Company Limited and the Department of Tourism. Additional sponsor ship for St. Thomas is Internation al Capital & Management Company and Avis Rental Cars; St. Joh is Boyson Inc. and St. Croix is Budget Rental Cars, Seaborne and Boynes shipping. Last week, Dion Parson & Friends featuring Parson on drums, Jonte Samuel on sax, Kai Richard son on trumpet, Tabari Lake on Bass, Paul Beaudry on bass and Xavier Davis on piano, played a series of free concerts across the territory. On St. John the band entertained a crowd at Frank Powell Park on Friday, May 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. with special guest vocalists Eric Provost and Danielle Greenaway. Parson also worked with St. John students last week. On Friay, May 24, he visited both Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay and Bay. For more information check out www.dionparson.com.Dion Parsons Mentoring Through the Arts of Music Hosts Concerts and School Workshops ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY SERIES LAST THURSDAY GHS UPPER CAMPUS ATR IUM GREEN THURSDAYS Git Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program, in coordination with the Island Green Building Association and NOAA are sponsoring monthly seminar series focusing on making the Virgin Islands and St. John greener places to live. The path to this future includes each and every resident taking personal steps toward improving your quality of life for current and future island generations. If you have an idea for a future speaker, please contact us.Sarah Haynes, EARTH Program Coordinator: sarahhaynes@githillschool.org Barry Devine, IGBA Executive Director: bdevine3485@gmail.com Join us Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. at the Git Hill School Upper Campus atrium for a panel discussion on ongoing and new recycling programs in the territory: A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.John Sawhill, former president and CEO, The Nature ConservancyA potluck will precede the panel discussion, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share.Recycle What, Where? St. John Tradewinds News Photo


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With stunning views of RenMonte Bay and more, along with unparalleled luxurious island living, Villa Tesori is a true St. John treasure. bathroom masonry and stone villa for sale for $3,474,900, explained Islandia Real Estate broker/owner Merry Nash. The most impressive feature of Villa Tesoris many treasures is the jaw-dropping view. Standing out to Reef Bay and soak up the uninterrupted southern shore waBay, Monte Bay, Klein Bay, Fish Bay and the island of St. Croix in the distance. Villa Tesori has sweeping water views including the mesmer Nash. Villa Tesori offers 5,000 square feet of space inside and another 2,000 square foot outside, which includes a large pool, covered gaeight and a convenient poolside wetbar with refrigerator. Located less than 10 minutes from the dining and shopping of merous amenities and four bedrooms all under one roof, making it an ideal getaway for families with children, Nash added. under one roof, so Villa Tesori would be a great place for children, said the Islandia Real Estate broker/owner. Step off the deck and into the fully air conditioned villa and youll be engulfed in the lap of luxury. With views from each room at Villa Tesori, youll never be far from the water. A covered rotunda with native Caribbean stone walls and cypress ceilings and mahogany rafters, located just off the indoor living and dining areas, offers the per fect place to relax in the shade and Inspired by British Colonial design, the spacious great room maining a comfortable entertaining area. An elegant dining room leads right to the open plan kitchen, complete with hard wood cabinets and professional grade appliances. A second wet bar is found off the kitchen on the main level, making entertaining at home even for large parties a snap. One look at Villa Tesoris master suite and youll want to call it home. Enjoy sweeping views from private deck for an even closer look at the water below. Three additional suites, each with en suite baths, fantastic views and private outdoor seating areas are found in the main house. ori is located below the pool in a private apartment. Complete with its own full kitchen and bath, the secluded apartment at Villa Tesori offers plenty of privacy for guests. For more information on Villa Tesori, call Nash at Islandia Real Estate at (340) 776-6666 or on her cell at (340) 642-2246. St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 13 Villa Tesori Is a St. John Treasure St. John Tradewinds


The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting the American Institute of Architects to conduct a Community Visioning Workshop in Coral Bay on May 29 5:30 p.m. at the Coral Bay Basketball Court and on May 31 at 7 p.m. at Concordia EcoResort. It seems like a lot of work to set this up, but with our community it is also really easy because people say Yes they will help and just do it! Even before we have the event, I want to take a moment to thank some of those who have made doing this event for our whole community easy: Alvis Christian, Brenda Dalmida, Aldria Wade, Wayne Lloyd and Concordia Eco-Preserve, Adrian Davis and Maho Bay Camps who have given CBCC 100 chairs for the community to use for events, as they close thank you for everything through the years, Mark Horgan and Mark Harvath, Rhonda Hamilton, Homer and Linda Hickam, Windspree and Island Getaways, Mr. Wonderful Taxi, the Coral Bay Job Club Youth, Emmaus Moravian Church and Calvary Baptist Church, Guy Benjamin Elementary School, Department of Agriculture, Coral Bay Yacht Club, the CBCC Board, and more. We are looking forward to having people from every part of our community come out to talk together about Coral Bays future. Thanks to you all, 14 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, MA Y 30rth2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsSEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.vi CBCC Thanks Workshop Supporters Obituary St. John Tradewinds Warren Abel, a long time resident of East End, St. John, passed away at the age of 95 on May 18, 2013 at Woodside Hospice in Clearwater, Florida. Warren came to St. John in 1964. Being the adventuresome soul that he was, he camped on the beach next to the ferry dock. There was no Wharfside village at that time. Later he moved to the beach house just past Haulover that was owned by Gerta Marsh. He lived in that house for 44 years. During that time, he worked as a property manager for Gallows Point, then sold real estate for Islandia. Sadly, he had to leave St. John for good in December 2012, due to his health. He dearly loved his little house on St. John and all the wonderful people of East End who helped him live a long and wonderful life. Long-time East End Resident Warren Abel, 95, DiesSt. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds We need to congratulate Bob Pullen and Chief Rigger Don Bowry for their great work on the gun car riages at the Battery. Even though it was 10 years ago this month, the mounts are still going strong. The project of creating mounts for the cannons had been in the works at least since 1976. While experts and potential workers came and went, in the end these two perennial St. John Historical Society stalwarts mustered the energy and talent to do it all. They did it all themselves with the help of Bobs son in Winchester, Virginia. I only took pictures and did some errands for them. All the hard work was theirs. In 1976 in the application for placement in the National Register the point was made that the cannon mounts were needed at the Battery and they were talked about for the next 25 years; typical of St John progress. mounts that show the historical societys contribu tion. The cannons were pointed inland to protect St. John from further instances like 1733. Fortunately, the strength and fortitude of Virgin Island service members is redirected to defending our nation. These two veterans Pullen and Bowry created a solid remembrance to be focused upon this Memorial Day. St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 15 New Basketball Court Poured in Estate Pine Peace Tradewinds News Photo Symbols of Battles PastSt. John Tradewinds


16 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 For Devotions and Study Circles, call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Divine Worship 10 a.m., except second Sundays start at 9 a.m., 776-6291 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 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 Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Saturdays, 779-4477 Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church Directory TO YOUR HEAL THGluten-Free? Special to St. John Tradewinds Gluten-free was the center of attention February were submitted by the U.S. Food and Drug AdminisFDA suggests that products may be labeled gluten-free if they contain no more than 20 ppm of wheat, barley and rye or ingredients made from these grains. Did You Know? Going gluten-free means choosing foods that do not have gluten or gluten-containing ingredients. Gluten comes from the protein portion of wheat, barley and rye grain kernels. Gluten-free on a label does not mean completely free of gluten. It may have a very small amount of gluten and gluten-containing ingredients, less than 20 ppm. Gluten-free does not mean healthy, low-fat, or low-sodium. Celiac disease is a medically condition of intestinal damage, resulting when gluten is eaten. People with this disease avoid gluten. Gluten is not found in whole-grains like millet, Quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat are used like grains and are gluten-free. and cornstarch are often used in gluten-free breads tant vitamins and minerals. Fresh fruit and vegetables, beans and peas, and nuts and seeds are naturally gluten-free. Some people lose weight on a gluten-free diet because snack foods and high-calorie fast foods are avoided. These foods can also be avoided on a regular diet, with gluten, for similar weight loss results. Most people have not been medically tested to have celiac disease. Wheat, barley, rye and spelt have gluten. Wheat is used in bread making for its high-gluten content which gives bread form and structure and helps it rise higher. Read labels on gluten-free breads and baking products and look for more whole-grain ingredients meal with germ versus de-germinated cornmeal. Gluten-free alternatives like amaranth, quinoa, protein, vitamins, and minerals to gluten-free products and baking. Add ground nuts and seeds to meals. oats. Enjoy fresh vegetables including potatoes and juices. Look for calcium-rich choices like dark leafy Foods from each food group should be included daily: fruits, vegetables, beans, peas and other protein foods, nuts and seeds, and calcium-rich foods. Read labels. Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes Beans and Peas and other Protein Foods Dry beans, peas and lentils Nuts and Seeds-Whole and ground Nut milks Avocados and Olives Calcium-Rich Foods Dark Leafy Green Vegetables AND ST ARCHES Millet Corn Almond Meal Brown Rice Arrowroot Amaranth Quinoa Buckwheat (not wheat) Polenta Teff (grain from Ethiopia)


St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 17 ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS Domino Gas Demolished in Coral BaySt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds to assist the Division of Personnel with an internal investigation into work place and sexual harassment claims within its Emer gency Medical Services Division. The investigation is expected to wrap up as early as next week. DOH Commissioner Darice Plaskett said on Thursday, May 23, that the Division of Personnel Director Kenneth Hermon has also engaged the assistance of an external investigator to fast-track the internal inquiry at DOH. Plaskett said she condemned any form of harassment in the workplace and that prior to the allegations coming to light, workshops, including one on sexual harassment, were offered to all staff. As part of ongoing efforts to educate employees of their rights on the job, other workshops are scheduled. The Department of Health has never shied away from addressing work and sexual harassment issues, Plaskett said. The issues of workplace and sexual harassment are commonplace across the United States and the reason procedures, such as an investiga tion that delves into sensitive matters, are in place. For reasons that were made clear dur ing a senate hearing last week, no details can be made public. DOH management acted in a timely manner to get these grievances heard as soon as formal complaints were received, Plaskett added. In the meantime, DOH management hosted meetings and provided avenues for employees to comfortably lodge complaints about these delicate matters, she added. DOH personnel have been working with these matters are handled professionally in light of the sensitive nature of such investi gations, Plaskett said. We ask the public to be mindful that the investigation presents due process for both the accused and their accusers. Because she took the employees claims seriously, Plaskett requested the expertise of the governments Director of Personnel and his staff, the DOH Commissioner explained. We will allow the investigation to take its course and once the results are known, we will address this most sensitive matter policy for such behavior, she said. Employees should never hesitate to report issues of harassment in the work place, Plaskett added. We urge staff to promptly report any instances of sexual harassment to their immediate supervisors or to members of the Executive Leadership, she said. Addition ally, as per Government of the Virgin Islands policy, reports of harassment may be made directly to the Division of Personnel via the appropriate form. Divison of Personnel Investigating DOH for EMS Sexual Harassment Claims


1 Tbsp water Handful cilantro, chopped Add noodles to large pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered for two minutes. Drain and set aside. Using a vegetable peeler, peel long, thin Cook until carrots are just tender. Add bok choy until wilted. Add noodles, wine, hoisin and blended toss with cilantro before serving. 1 packet wonton wrappers 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips 3 C vegetable oil 1/4 C confectioners sugar for dusting Put 1 tsp of chocolate chips in the middle of each make sure it is really sealed by pressing down on the edges. Set on a sheet of parchment paper. Heat oil in wok or sauce pan to around 350-degrees. Fry a few at a time until golden brown and and dust with sugar. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and fresh berries. Using Nutella or adding slices of bananas or strawberries is always a hit with this dish as well. Enjoy!18 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Sunset Ridge Villas Interval Ownership or Rentals www.sunsetridgevillas.com Sales: dave@cimmaronstjohn.com 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, VikingArchitecture tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831Banking 340-776-6881 #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 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 Estate tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com 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.comRestaurants 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.comServices 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 Chefs Corner: Easy Stir Fry MealsContinued from Page 10 T ravelocity Gnome Spotted in Coral Bay Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott


St. John Tradewinds On March 24, 2009, Jahmari Joseph was shot and killed in Estate Bovoni in an area known locally as Gasso Hill. Since 2009, V.I. Police Department detectives have continued searching for evidence that would bring the perpetrators to face justice. On May 18, 2013, VIPD detec tives successfully extradited Ibn Anderson from Houston, Texas, bringing him back to the Virgin Islands to face First Degree Murder charges in the death of Joseph. A second suspect, Stephenson Peltier, was served a First Degree Murder warrant at the Oakdale Federal Correctional Facility in Oakdale, Louisiana, where he is currently serving an eight year sentence for armed robbery. The victim, Jahmari Joseph, and his brother were walking in the area when Anderson and Pelto information from VIPD. Joseph later died from a gunshot wound he sustained during the shooting. VIPDs investigation Thomas within days of the inci dent on one-way airline tickets. On November 16, 2012, VIPD Major Crime detectives had enough information to secure two First Degree Murder arrest war rants for Anderson and Peltier and placed the information into the National Crime Information Centers database. Five months later, on May 6, Anderson was picked up by the Montgomery County Sheriffs checked Andersons status on NCIC and contacted VIPD detec tives. On May 18, Major Crimes and Intelligence Agents extradited Anderson back to St. Thomas. Detectives served Peltier his First Degree Murder arrest warrant on May 16 at the Correctional Facility in Louisiana. Peltier will be extradited at a later date to stand trial in this murder case. Both suspects face additional charges of Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Third Degree Assault, four counts of Unauthor Commission of a Crime of Violence and Aiding and Abetting. St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 19 6:40 p.m. An Estate Mandhal resdient c/requesting police assistance at her home. Police assistance. police assistance with some unknown males in the area of Wharfside Village. Police assistance. 8:21 a.m. An Estate Mandhal resident c/requesting police assistance to retrieve items from her home. Police assistance. 2:20 p.m. Government of the Vir gin Islands r/ recovered jewelry. Recovered jewelry. been assaulted by her director. Simple assault. 3:48 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r a forgery. Forgery. 3:50 p.m. Government of the Virgin Islands c/requesting police assistance to remove a vagrant from the 7:50 p.m. A St. Thomas resident tween his aunt and his girlfriend and he got struck in the mouth. Simple assault. 2:56 .m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r a disturbance at their residence. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 7:25 a.m. The manager of Dolphin Market r/ a larceny. Petit larceny. 7:30 a.m. Randall Graham of no known address p/ at Leander Jurgen Command, under arrest and charged with petit larceny. 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. vehicle accident on Centerline Road in the area of Estate Pastory. Auto accident. 8:35 a.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident c/r an auto accident in the area of E&C Service Station. Auto collision. 8:57 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/requesting police assistance at her residence. Police assistance. accident in the area of Supreme Cor ner. Auto collision. police assistance to retrieve personal items from her childs father. Police assistance. 8:43 a.m. The manager of Concordia Eco Resort c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 1:40 p.m. An Estate Mandhal resident c/r a destruction of property. Bur glary in the third. 1:56 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that another male was harassing him. Police assistance. 3:28 p.m. An Estate Mandhal resident p/r that an unknown male was verbally abusing him. Disturbance of the peace. 8:22 p.m. Gallows Bay Resort security c/requesting police assistance turbance. Police assistance. assistance. 5:16 a.m. Westin Resort and Villas security c/r a guest destroying proper ty. Police assistance. 7:20 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that a male pulled a gun on him. Assault in the third. 8:18 a.m. A Calabash Boom resident p/r that she was assaulted by her boyfriend at her residence. Simple assault and battery, D.V. put stones in the roadway and refused to move them in the area of Annaberg. Suspicious activity. 12:05 p.m. The principal of Guy Benjamin School c/requesting police assistance with some students who 4:16 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ that he was assaulted in the area lision with an animal in the area of Coral Bay. Auto collision. 12:06 a.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. Bay. Lost property. turbance with another female in the peace. threatened to do her bodily harm. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 6:58 p.m. Badge #1250 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Mark charged with disturbance of the peace, threats. His bail was set at $500. lision in the area of Estate Pine Peace. Auto collision. Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. We understand that some people are still skeptical about how they will remain anonymous if they contact Crime Stoppers. To learn exactly how we keep you anonymous, please visit our website and click on How it Works. To date, no tipster has ever been discovered due to a fault in the system anywhere. 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 identify these criminals. For the past few months there have been reports that illegal aliens have been entering St. John on the eastern side of the island. Tell us what you know. On Sunday, February 10, at 2:30 p.m. outside a boutique in Yacht Haven Grande, a young boy waiting for his mother was robbed of a cell phone by an unknown male. A picture of the robber and others involved can be found on our website. Please view it and help identify them. Lets continue to work for the good of all while making our islands a safer place to live and visit. Tell 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. Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands Be Safe While BoatingVIPD Safety TIPS Check your boat for all required safety equipment Dont overload your boat Everyone on board should wear a life jacket at all times Check the Weather forecast Dont mix Boating and Alcohol Call 911 in the event of an emergency


20 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 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) 642-3263 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 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 7762099 Join the Island Green Building Association and Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticul ture program on Thursday, May 30, at the GHS Upper Campus atrium to see how community members can help bring recycling to St. John. A presentation entitled Recycle What, Where? will feature a panel of community activists discussing which recycling activities are ongoing aluminum can recycling and composting and which efforts are gathering steam, like plastic bailing, glass crushing, and others. A potluck dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will precede the panel discussion, which starts at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to share to join the potluck. Mongoose Junctions First Annual St. John Rib Cook Off will be Saturday, June 8, starting at 4:30 p.m. with funds The event will be hosted in the rear parking lot of Mongoose Junction. Tickets, which will be on sale at two tables, will be $1 each and be valid for one rib. St. John School of the Arts will host its Recital for Dance, Tumbling, Theater for Stage and Acting for TV, Radio and Film classes on Saturday, June 8, at 5 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom. Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2013 on Thursday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field at the Upper Campus. The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Alumni Associaprom fundraiser on Friday, June 14, to celebrate the alma maters 40th year anniversary. The event will be at Frenchmans Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort from 8 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. For more information call (340) 626-6216.SIX FROM THE FAB FOURACROSS DOWN


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St. John Tradewinds Islands Economic Development Commission program, the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. Wednesday rejected the arguments of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and ruled that the federal statute of limitations applies to Virgin Islocal Bureau of Internal Revenue, even if the IRS disputes the amount of taxes paid to the bureau. In a case involving Arthur Appleton, a Virgin Islands amount of EDC tax credits claimed by the taxpayer for tax years that fell outside of the normal three year statute of taxpayer totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. The taxpayer challenged the IRS action on the grounds gered the federal statute of limitations and thus barred the IRS efforts to assess additional taxes. Because the issue implicated the scope and boundaries of the taxing jurisdiction of the Virgin Islands, Governor John tervene in the Appleton case in late 2010. The IRS opposed the intervention of the government, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2011 over ruled the tax courts denial of the governments motion and directed that the government be permitted to intervene. The taxpayer and the V.I. Government soon thereafter arguments which were held in Washington last October, the tax court issued its ruling in favor of the Government and the taxpayer yesterday. This is a huge win for the Virgin Islands Economic Development program and for all Virgin Islands taxpayers, deJongh said last week. The courts decision sends a strong message to the IRS that our EDC program is a lawful, congressionally sanctioned program that must be afforded respect and that our taxpayers are guaranteed the same due process and procedural protections that are regularly provided to taxpayers on the U.S. mainland. The territorys chief executive said that the tax court decision would have ripple effects far beyond the ultimate tax liability of a single taxpayer. In recent years the IRS had instituted hundreds of extensive and costly tax audits of individuals who participated in the territorys EDC program for years that far exceeded the statute of limitations, putting enormous pressure on our taxpayers and on the EDC program itself, deJongh said. and many individuals who were interested in relocating and investing in the territory decided not to come, he said. The result was less investment, fewer jobs and falling tax revenues for the territory, deJongh explained. lobbied Congress, initiated discussions with Treasury and the IRS, and directed the V.I. Department of Justice to identify potential tax cases in which the Virgin Islands Government would intervene to protect the territorys tax sover eignty and vital interests. As a result, the government moved to intervene in eight tax cases in U.S. Tax Court involving the statute of limita tions. The government also successfully appealed a decision by resident of the Virgin Islands for tax purposes and whether such individuals should pay their income taxes to the Virgin Islands or to the United States. In a residency case involving a local businessman and his family, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently reversed the District Court and held that the busitax year at issue. message to the IRS that our EDC program is a lawful, congressionally sanctioned program that must be afforded respect and that our taxpayers are guaranteed the same due process and procedural protections that are regularly provided to taxpayers on the U.S. mainland. COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SE R VI C ESST JO HNS OLD EST R EAL ESTATE F I R M SE R VI N G ST. JO HN F O R 53 YEA R S! 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24 St. John Tradewinds, May 27-June 2, 2013 Woody, owned by Sally Furlong. Best Jr. Handlers dog was judged to be Rudy, Best Friend was Toya O, owned by Charlie Palminteri. After each of the contestants strutted their stuff, the big announcement of the night was next. This years Waga Queen is Magnolia, owned by Diana Ripley The 2013 Waga King is Triton, owned by Lu Carter. In addition to awarding winners for each category, this year judges awarded two Babe awards for two dogs rescued from St. John. These dogs were found in deplorable condition and have survived with the love and care of their adopters, becoming lovable, healthy, and friendly companions. Receiving trophies and ribbons as the 2013 Babe winners are Frances and Oda Mae. BJ Harris had received an email from an Estate Annaberg area resident, who had coaxed a wild, homeless dog inside. She told Harris that she wished to bring her down to the shelter. An earlier shelter manager knew the dog and warned that nobody could get close. However, Frances (as she was named by ACC oftaken to the vet, after which Harris took her home to everyone she saw. Frances didnt know what dog food given to Frances by Harris own pet cat and dog who offered unconditional love, accepting Frances into the family. It was easy to see that Frances had been chased, hit, scared, and had things thrown at her. Frances has never hurt another animal, and after two years of living with Harris, has found her forever home. Oda Mae was rescued last year when some island residents were able to convince her owner to give her up along with three other starving dogs. Oda Mae was WAGA RESULTSBEST OLD TIMER COSTUME CLASS BEST TRICK SHORT (DOG) AGILITY TEST Rosie BEST SHELTER DOG BEST LONG (DOG) AGILITY TEST BEST FRIEND W AGA QUEEN 2013 W AGA KING 2013 2013 BABE A WARD St. John Tradewinds Wagapolooza Fundraiser very weak and skinny and all her ribs stuck out. She was afraid of everything and everyone. Poor Oda Mae was heartworm positive and had to wait until she gained some weight before she could to be fostered during treatment and be with someone who could help her heal. After being with Oda Mae for only two days, Keara Mahoney knew she could never bring her back to the shelter. With love and patience, Mahoney brought Oda Mae out of her shell. Oda Mae became outgoing and now accompanies Mahoney and friend Joe boating and hanging out on the beach. Oda Mae has learned so many new tricks and her best trick is the huge hug she gives Mahoney. For more information on ACC and to support the call 774-1625 or check out www.stjacc.org. Continued from Page 4