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Jason Howard Takes Islands Top Bartender AwardPage 10Rotary Honors Dalmida and Wells with Paul Harris FellowsPage 6 The Convenience youve always counted on. FirstBank is a division of FirstBank Puerto Rico. Member FDIC.24/7 Banking Saturday Hours (select locations) 11 locations FirstBank wishes you a safe and happy carnival season. July 1-7, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Its Festival Time on St. John See photos and story on pages 2-5 and 12.Support, Help Wounded Vets at Third Annual Chaotic Kayak Race July 28thPage 7Emmaus Moravian Church Marks 230th AnniversaryPage 9


By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds The happiest Happy Hour on St. John started in low gear Friday night, June 28, as locals and visitors drifted into Frettsville. More commonly known as the Cruz Bay Parking Lot, the 2013 Festival Village honored a man who might be described as the July Retired Department of Parks and Recreation worker Stedwin Frett hails back to the early days of the 59-year-old annual celebration when St. John Festival lasted three days. In those days Frett would set that was served up at the fete. Many years later, on June 28, 2013, the opening night of the village became Fretts fete. He showed up dapper in a double breasted suit and neatly trimmed hair. A few months had passed since he buried his beloved Maggie, a retired cook at the Julius E. Sprauve School who spent 37 years running a booth in Festival Village. It was a moving moment for Village Committee Chairwoman Jane Johannes. A strict and sometime gruff overseer of proper practices, Johannes usually keeps it short on opening night, admonishing everyone to behave and to go home if theyre not out to have a good time. But on opening night in Frettsville, the village chairwoman We the committee, do not choose people because you are our friend or because we know you, said Johannes. We honor you for what you have done. We St. Johnians are few people but we have a very big mind, she 2 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 Due to the inclement weather, the St. Thomas Relay for Life will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, July 14, according to the American Cancer Society. The safety of all patients, teams, participants, and community of supporters is the utmost concern of the ACS and the Relay for Life committee. ACS apologized for any inconvenience that the postponement caused. 5373.St. Thomas Relay for Life Rescheduled St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers The event so many children anxiously await each year is nearly here, the Childrens Carnival Village hosted by Rotary Club of St. John will open Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. with a bevy of games to play, loads of gold coins to win and a trailer full of prizes to take home. With basketball, softball, tennis ball and dart tosses, hot wheels racing, games for little guys and gals, popcorn, shaved ice and even a wandering clown, there is fun for everyone in this safe drug and alcohol free environment. Above Self, and its members volunteer each night at the village. However, they cant do it without community support. It takes 25 adults every night to man the village and volunteers are a critical part of the its success. And its so much fun! three and a half hours one evening for the kids of St. John. The Remember, its Love City, so share some love with our kids. Childrens Village Volunteers NeededThe Cruz Bay Customs parking lot will be closed to the public from June 19 through July 8 for the St. John Festival Village. Parking will be available at Enighed Pond Parking facility across from the tennis courts in Cruz Bay. Violators will be towed at the owners expense. For more information call 690-3692.U.S. Customs Parking Lot Closed NOAA, IGBA Host Green Construction Training Seminar on July 16The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in conjunction with the Island Green Building Association will host a Green Construction Training seminar on Tuesday, July 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Ursulas multipurpose center. This one-day workshop is free. Engineers, architects, landscapers, contractors, equipment operators, and anyone else who is interested is welcome to attend. Representatives from IGBA and NOAA, as well as local green construction experts, will discuss topics including landscaping, building green in the USVI, and the local construction sites, where attendees can view and evaluate the application of green practices. Attendees will receive a participation reward from IGBA, a $100 value. NOAA and IGBA are partnering to offer valuable and green building consultation advice. Space is limited, and registration is required for this free workshop. Register for this infor mative and rewarding training before July 4 at www.horsleywitten. com/greenconstructiontraining/ or by emailing akitchell@horsley witten.com. EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTOR S 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 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRESS 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 Frettville 2013: A Fishermans FeteContinued on Next Page


said.We stick together and work hard. We are not going to let anyone keep us down and we are going higher. For 60 years we have kept this festival together. Festival Queen Khadijah Lee and Princess Faith Sweeney sat alongside the honoree, lending their radiance. At the foot of the stage, the crowd began to swell. The Love City Pan Dragons brightened the Children bounced, sometimes with parents dancing and spinning them around. Cocktail sippers shared some friendly chat. Visiting college instructor Fred Hall said he was on island from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina to attend a family wedding. I met the queen and then I went across the street and I met this lady, he pointed to a picture of Food Fair honoree Floreca Henley. Hall said he was impressed when he heard the festival queen was a freshman at the University of the Virgin Islands. Henley settled into a nylon sling chair outside the Department of Tourism, watching the crowds roll by. Like Frett and Johannes, shed been on the festival scene for 50 years or more. And, she said, she still had it in her to work with the committee. I was out at the Queen Show Saturday night, she said, I still enjoy it. But now I have a little cold, so this will be my last night out. Ill be back for the Fourth of July. At a nearby drink booth Elvis Smith Sr. said he was waiting for his son, Elvis Jr, to come relieve him on the beverage service. It would give him a chance to go home and relax, he said. Near by, another booth owner busied himself with a cordless drill, installing a counter. Smith spoke with pride about the other big event of June, Elvis Jrs high school graduation. He doesnt say much but he was really happy, Smith said. At the counter Paget Wyatt introduced himself as a party man, ready for a village night. I like to drink, he said. It keeps you out of trouble. You feel good, you go home, you go to sleep. But after the ceremony was over and Sweeta Band took the stage, there were no sleepers to be found. Dancers took up positions at the front of the stage as peals of rollicking soca poured over them. Frettville had come to life. St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 3 Friday, July 5thINDEX Continued from Previous PageSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers


4 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Oakley is about 3 to 4 months old and is very outgoing and energetic. She loves other dogs and is great with cats. www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Fun Times at FrettvilleFamilies and friends gathered in Festival Village on


St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 5 We Open Minds, Hearts and DoorsGi Hill School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin. Gi Hill School is currently accepting enrollment for future graduates.In addition to Tuition Assistance, $2,500 Merit Scholarships are available to new students entering grades 4-12 with a grade-point average of 3.3 and higher .Please contact the school for more information by visiting www.gihillschool.org, or calling 340-776-1730. Congratulations to the Class of 2013, who collectively earned over $700,000 in merit scholarships from the colleges and universities to which they applied. 100% of our seniors were accepted into and plan to attend college in the fall. We wish you great success in your endeavors!


6 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 Rotary Honors Dalmida and Wells St. John Tradewinds News Photo 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 Its Festival time on St. John and once again Friends of VI National Park and The Shuga Shack have teamed up to offer a green option for revelers. Friends of the VINP Program Manager Karen Jarvis and Val Prakas, educator and driving force behind The Shuga Shack, have joined forces for the preservation of the Virgin Islands in celebration of 2013 Festival season. Friends of VINP have made it possible for the Shuga Shacks Festival Village booth to continue to offer special reusable and recyclable cups for the Shacks famous Electric Lemonade. We are excited that we have been given the opportunity to expand this program for the second year, said Prakas. More and more VI residents and visitors understand that their efforts to reuse really do make a difference. The cups are a bargain too. Festival-goers who buy the largesized cups can bring them back night at a reduced cost. Last year, Festival-goers knew a good thing when they saw it and the cups sold out early. Once again supplies are limited, so get those Electric Lemonades early and help keep St. John green. For more information about supporting the Plastic is Drastic movement on St. John, contact Friends of VINP at 779-4940.Go Green During St. John Festival with The Shuga ShackSt. John Tradewinds News Photo By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Rotary Club of St. John members recently awarded Brenda Dalmida and Dionne Wells Paul Harris Fellows. This honor is bestowed upon community members in appreance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world, said Rotary member BJ Harris. Dalmida is the principal of Guy Benjamin Elementary School in Coral Bay and Wells is the principal of the Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Get ready Love City! The third annual St. John Chaotic Kayak Race to set for Sunday, July 28, at 12 p.m. at Oppenheimer Beach. Founded by Washington, D.C. area kayak enthusiis dedicated to the health and healing of wounded veterans through adaptive kayak sports. The program was launched at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004 and has since spread across the country with chapters being founded by veterans who have benand their spouses to St. John in 2007 for a week of kayak trips in the beautiful Caribbean waters and empowering companionship while staying at Cinnamon Bay Campground. The trip was a huge success, but funding quickly became an issue. After the group was forced to cancel its 2008 trip due to lack of funds, community members stepped up to ensure that would never occur again. Veteran and musician John Schuld and his wife Brandy, along with Sadie Sea owners Tom and Amy years ago and the event helped to bring down a group of 24 veterans, making TRRs St. John trip a reality. This year the crew is back again to host the islands most rewarding and zany kayak race with one hundred percent of the proceeds raised going to TRRs St. John trip. Dont miss the chance to get involved. Teams of three people, two paddlers and one water gunner, will face off over several heats at Oppenheimer Beach on July 28. The entry fee is $150 and teams are encouraged to raise additional funds in order to get a few seconds head start, explained organizer John Schuld. Fundraising is encouraged for all teams to buy head start time in the race, he said. Each $100 will Once a team registers for the race, the team will get an online link at stjohnchaotickayak.com to receive donations, Schuld added. A maximum of 32 teams will be allowed to take quickly. The deadline for entry fees is July 14. Teams interested in participating should check out the Chaotic Kayak races Facebook page, Schuld explained. Please post your intent to compete on the Facebook wall for St John Chaotic Kayak 2013, he said. Captain Tom Larson of the Sadie Sea will stop by your business to pick up your entry fee. day, July 27, at 5 p.m. at the Inn at Tamarind Court. At least one member from each team must attend the meeting to draw for their heat placement, buy head start time and receive any last minute race infor mation, said Schuld. However, all team members are welcome to attend. Event T-shirts also will be available at the meeting. Schuld added. This years event will also feature a Stand Up Padof $25 to take part in the SUP race and participants must bring their own boards. On race day, teams are asked to check in at 11 a.m. with all three team members present. Participants are asked to not park at Oppenheimer Beach. St. John Community Foundation will provide free shuttle service from the gravel parking lot at Enighed Pond. The shuttle will run from 10:30 a.m. until noon. and return service will begin at 4 p.m. Sadie Sea is offering a water shuttle for 20 passengers to Oppenheimer leaving the V.I. National Park dock in Cruz Bay at 10 a.m. and returning after the race. Not a kayak enthusiast? Come on out for a happening beach party as the day will feature great food and an important week of health and healing for wounded veterans. All proceeds from the St John Chaotic Kayak ership Program on island in November, said Schuld. This is the third annual race and, as always, all are welcome to attend. See you there!St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 7 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! 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 JUST PLASTICS is now open on St. John in the Lumber Yard (beside the VI Lottery)We carry a wide range of Pressure Tanks, Pumps & Water Heaters, Fittings & Plumbing supplies 340-774-7867 Just PlasticsOur Specialty is... Your Savings! Monday-Friday 8 am 5 pm Saturday & Sunday 8 am Noon Support Wounded Veterans at Team River Runners Third Annual Chaotic Kayak Race on July 28


St. John Tradewinds Upon returning from an extended visit to the States where we saw one grandson graduate from high school, a granddaughter rehearse for a dance perfor mance at Swarthmore and watched another grandsons developing baseball skills, I read the program and news reports on the Theovald Eric Moorehead Marine Facility Dedication Ceremony at Enighed Pond on June 10. As a historian I saw many of Mooreheads monumental accomplishments glossed over. As was noted he excelled in his military career but he and his fellow Virgin Islanders also found a strictly segregated Army. They experienced racial jive with any life experiences they had encountered in the islands. Rather than buckling down to the system, they fought it, on buses and in the streets as well as in the military. It was a mistake for the military to keep the Virgin Islanders together. They had a critical mass to deal with. In an incident that became known as the Camp Plauche Affair, they refused to use the segregated par tially furnished PX for black soldiers. They went to the main PX where they had better services. Their act and the demotion of three of the non-commissioned On Wednesday, June 20, 1945 the Daily News reported the incident in a lengthy article. The base commander, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and the NAACP intervened and the incident was resolved. The Company was shipped to Hawaii to serve as stevedores. Moorehead had planned on making the army his career; however, his home island came under attack bill in Congress providing for the condemnation of privately-owned lands at their market value. The bill provided for $1.25 million to be matched by $1.25 million in funds from Rockefeller. There was a hue and cry from the landowners over this violation of their property rights. Moorehead began a petition drive and went to Washington to kill the legislation as the people became aware of the impact that the law would have on the islands. He spent 10 days in Washington lobbying Congress and placing ads in the Washington Post to inform the public of the devious plan. The idea was to move everybody on the island to to be Park Headquarters, Moorehead is quoted in a contemporary interview. plete with conceptual drawings from a prominent west coast architect to Laurance Rockefeller and Frank Stick. In 1979 Moorehead began working on the restoration of the Enighed Plantation House. Moorehead, work. Moorehead believed that this restoration was one of his greatest accomplishments. He was also responsible for forming the St. John Corporation to run ferries between Red Hook and Cruz Bay. Also as Senator, Moorehead introduced legislation to build the Marina at Enighed Pond which was totally completed and dedicated this month. Since 1979 he had been President of the St. John Boat Yard Company which held a lease to develop a marina at Coral Bay. The marina is still on the drawing boards but Im sure that if Theovald Eric Moorehead spearheaded it, it will be done. He was a major force in keeping the good in St. John and anything detracting from this positive growth was held in abeyance. He passed in 1995 but much of his work lives after him. Witness the Port dedication. N.B. Next time more of Moorehead and his contri butions to the community. 8 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 Impressions of Theovald Moorehead www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 FREE EXPERT ADVICE IN AN EMERGENCY 24 HOURS A DAY Florida/USVI Poison Information Center St. John Tradewinds News Photo


St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 9 Coral Bays Emmaus Moravian Church Marks 230th AnniversarySt. John Tradewinds Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone last week congratulated the congregation of Coral Bays Emmaus Moravian Church on its 230th anniversary. The church celebrated this milestone at a special service Sunday, June 23. I was so pleased to be among those recognizing the vital role this church has played in St. John for so many years, Malone said. Emmaus has provided spiritual sustenance and other services to ten generations of Virgin Islanders. Our history is permanently entwined with that of the Moravian Church. The Moravians represented the sionary movement, explained Malone who spoke to the Emmaus congregationduring the service. gin Islands to educate enslaved vices for our ancestors, Malone said. Many may not realize that one of our public schools on St. Thomas is named after one of the earliest Moravian missionaries, Leonard Dober. The history surrounding Mr. Dober and the Moravian Church in the Caribbean is fascinating and we must work together to tell the world these stories, Malone said. Moravians have played a critical role since the earliest days of colonialism and continue to play a vital role today in the spiritual life and education of Virgin Islanders, explained the senator. Malone encouraged the local Moravian church to participate as the territory looks to heritage and cultural tourism. People want to learn about our history, they want to visit our historic churches, he said. The Emmaus Moravian Church is one sites in the territory and its lasting power over 230 years in far off Coral Bay is indicative of the strong faith of its congregation. Through storms, earthquakes, plagues, wars and rebellions this church has truly stood the test of time, said Malone. And it is important to remember that Emmaus is one of the younger Moravian churches here in the territory. Malone was honored to take part in Emmaus Moravians anniversary celebration, he said, explaining that on behalf of the senators and staff of the 30th Legislature, he wished its member ship the very best. May God continue to bless the congregation of and clergy of this church, Malone said.St. John Tradewinds News Photo MAKE AN OFFER! Beautiful mahogany table Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon / Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon Located at Git Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer Station Hand-crafted by local woodworker Matt MuellerMake your oer at the The ReSource Depot will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in honor of the holidayHappy Carnival! Dont forget to sign up for NOAA and IGBAs FREE Green Construction Training by July 4! Email akitchell@horsleywitten.com or visit www.horsleywitten.com/greenconstructiontraining/ Incentives and rewards available to participants! St. John Tradewinds Several Virgin Islands public school students will partici pate in an intensive summer program promoting agricultural education and exposing them to exciting career opportunities, explained Department of Agriculture Commissioner Louis Petersen. Eleven students have been selected to spend four weeks at Alcorn State University in Mississippi starting next week. ASU planned and organized the program in response to a request from the Virgin Islands, Petersen added. The ASU program will give our territorys youngsters a great opportunity to learn about agriculture by imparting on them a broad, well-rounded experience in agricultural science through farmers and growers will be introduced to the Future Farmers of America, an organization we hope to revive in the territorys public school system, and they will learn about potential careers they can pursue. The ASU program will take place from Sunday, June 30 to July 27. The program is being conducted in partnership with the V.I. Department of Education. Funding is provided through the Education Incentive Fund.Students Studying Agriculture in Mississippi This Summer


10 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The best mixologists on St. John stirred, shook and strained Bars Iron Bartender Competition on Saturday, June 22. competition, La Plancha del Mar owner Jason Howard took the title of Iron Bartender St. John. His winning cocktail from Maarten and was a mix of Patron Silver tequila, Aperol, fresh grapefruit juice and a squeeze of fresh lemon, shaken, carbonated and served over ice in a Collins glass and sipped through a lemongrass straw. For round two, Howard wowed ers Mark Bourbon, pickled jalap eno, bacon, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and club soda. Howard then used an ISI cream whipper and served the strained cocktail over ice in a highball glass garnished with bacon. suring his win, was a Dark Coco Crush. The winning cocktail was made with Pyrat Rum, Patron XO Dark Coco, fresh orange juice and Sriracha, shaken with ice and strained into a chilled martini glass. Cheers and congratulations Jason! 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! Jason Howard T akes St. John Iron Bartender AwardSt. John Tradewinds


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14 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: FRIDA Y, JULY 5th2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John Tradewinds ISLAND NOTES from the publisherWish One and All a Very Safe and Happy St. John Festival!As we celebrate the one year anniversary of the Supreme Courts decision that upheld the Affordable Care Act, better known to some as Obamacare, it is important for me to reiterate that this landmark law is a giant step forward for all Americans, including those of us in the U.S. Virgin Islands and all of the off-shore territories. I am proud to have worked on such landmark legislation that many consider on par with the laws that created Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Cer tainly ACA has experienced the same opposition that came from some quarters in the wake of its passage. their overall inclusion in the law, we will still have to My territorial colleagues and I, after many meet ings and arguments put forth in Caucus meetings, and with the support of the Black, Hispanic, Asian and Progressive Caucuses convinced the Democratic leadership to craft a bill with strong territorial provisions which passed the House. In the Senate bill which became law, many provisions were changed and weakened, but overall, we of work to achieve, and it was up to me as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, a member of the Tri-Caucus and a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which oversees health to lead the effort. While the House bill provided over $10 billion in new Medicaid funding for the territories, the Senate intended to continue only the 30 percent increase gained through the American Recovery and Reinvest ment Act. The White Houses original proposal was worse, with only an additional 5 percent, but I was able to rally the Black, Hispanic, Asian and Progressive Caucuses and after several tough face to face meetings with the Senate leadership and the President In the end, because of the ACA, instead of $16 mil lion, the U.S. Virgin Islands has had access to over access to more in the future. It is up to the Virgin Islands, just as it is for the States, to implement the law we passed, but for reasons that are not entirely clear, the U.S. Virgin Islands is the only territory not to have drawn down on this funding. Medicaid dollars must be matched by the state or territory. In the House, I was able to get a match comparable to the highest in a state at around 75 percent federal requirement. The Senate and the White House were initially not willing to change it at all. In the end, we were able to get a 55 federal/45 local match. While the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services informed the U.S. Virgin Islands administra tion that utilizing all funding spent on health would likely meet the match in whole or in part, it is impor tant to point out here, that we are currently working to restore the 75 percent match and support for that is increasing. We got $4 billion for the territorial exchanges in the House bill, but neither the Senate bill nor the White House proposal even included us in an exchange. In those meetings, we could not convince them to give us $4 billion, but we were able to move them from zero to $1 billion. We also were included in the pre-existing disease insurance program for adults in the House, but could not get it no matter how hard we fought for it from the White House and the Senate. We also tried but did not get early retiree insurance. Both closed prematurely due to cost overruns and are no longer available. We were able to get the consumer protections extended to the territories, although they were initially only included in the House passed bill. Later, we worked with Secretary Sebelius to make it clear that we were included as implementation began. These consumer protections mean, for example, that young people can stay on their parents insurance to age 26, that children with pre-existing diseases like asthma, diabetes and sickle cell cannot be denied coverage and there are no lifetime limits. In addition to the consumer protections and the major increase in Medicaid which will allow us to provide health coverage to more low income individuals and expand services, Virgin Islands residents following ways: Our community health centers have received approximately $1.6 million in grants. We have additional National Health Corps physicians because of the ACA increase. The Virgin Islands received a $1 million grant to explore expanding insurance coverage and setting up of an exchange. We received $0.5 million for a visiting nurse program. Any of our seniors or persons with disabilities who fell into the Medicare prescription donut hole received a $250 rebate.V.I. Not Accessing Millions of Dollars Available Through Affordable Care ActContinued on Next Page


The important thing to remember is that capitalism is a way to become what we want to be. It is a way the world by doing what we want to do while living a healthy life. It is not a way to just make as much money as possible with out concern for other people and health of this planet. Life is an opportunity, just like basketball, if you can be Tim Duncan you can live your life doing what you want to do and get as good at it as you possible can. If you get greedy and want to make money so you can win as many money games as Tim Duncan does basketball games, you will begin to hurt everyone else unless you have the morals of a basketball player. Basketball stars dont knee their opponents in the crotch every time they go up for a layup and people whose goals in life is to become as rich as possible should not hurt anyone while on their path to get rich. We left the 1940s and we entered the 1950s with great hope. We had a reason for that hope: we won. Money, power, enthusiasm, we had it all. We were the best in the world and we were ready to continue with our successes and each one of us felt it in some way. Then came the 1960s and we continued to do better. We stood up and struck out at bad government decisions and we changed things and made them better. The 1970s brought in a lot of anxiety but we contin ued to feel like we were growing. Governments made mistakes but we felt that we were all getting better. Then we had a bust, CDs paid 18 percent, energy prices with up so we started to conserve and then they went down so we didnt have to conserve. Then we designed a way to change our retirement system so it could be under our control, we could invest in anything we wanted to and our employer did not have to provide us with a retirement. Then the dot-com bust came and went, then the came and we all helped the rich people get over it Now a lot of Americans dont have a job, dont have prospects of a comfortable retirement and dont have quality health care unless they are poor enough or rich enough to be able to afford it. The problem might be that we need to participate more in the leadership of our country. It is really too bad if we have no alternative except creating a open alternative we should do it. We are getting beaten in the race for riches, and in the process we doing so much damage to this planet it might not survive the next 100 years. I think that if enough people begin to be concerned we can start to change this. This is a Democracy and it was designed to allow the people to govern. Not people in the form of corporations, human people. The founders of America created a great form of government and their intent was not to make it a place where a few people got rich and the rest lived a life with out much hope for the future. That is the direction that we have allowed the country to go in. We allowed our our country was not designed to have us do that. We in the Virgin Islands need to keep demanding and so that our kids have a chance that we might not have had. As a community we have an unbelievable record of sending kids off to be superstars. We need to continue to work towards the time when all of our kids have the opportunity to excel in what ever they want to do. In America, everyone, including people with monticipate; we can not continue to allow the people who abuse us in their quest for money continue to damage this planet and the lives of our future grandchildren. Greg MillerSt. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 15 Government Must Function Better Millions of Dollars Available Through Affordable Care Act ries received preventive services without a co-pay and Because the ACA limited how much insurance companies could spend on overhead, over $1.6 mil lion dollars was rebated to Virgin Islanders, at an average of close to $500 per person. Ultimately, it is up to the Virgin Islands government to decide whether or not the Virgin Islands will have an exchange given the reduction in funds in the Senate version, which became law. The almost $25 million can go to expand Medicaid further, or as the Government House consultants have suggested, the territory can seek to use it to provide coverage for the uninsured who do not qualify for Medicaid. If indeed the level of funding or other legitimate reasons preclude us from setting up an exchange either alone or with one of the eligible 18 states or D.C., I would gladly support that position. I hope this helps to clarify the many questions that Virgin Islanders have about how ACA will affect them. As the implementation phase continues, there are still issues that need to be resolved in both the states and territories. However, there is no question that we in the Virgin Islands are in a far better position than we were prior to it becoming law. Donna M. Christensen V.I. Delegate to Congress Letters To St. John TradewindsContinued from Previous Page


16 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles, call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 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. 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 St. John Tradewinds Carolyn Etre passed away peacefully on June 18, 2013 at the age of 87 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Carolyn was born in Mamaroneck, New York on January 14, 1926 to second generation Italian immigrants, Louise and Andrew Canini. While attending Mamaroneck High she met her future husband Frank Etre. Carolyn graduated from the College of New Rochelle and worked as an administrative assistant while Frank was in the Marine Upon his return, they married and enjoyed the blessings of a daughters born in six years. In 1962, the family moved to St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. The Etre family fell in love with St. Croix. An educator, Carolyn taught Dunstans School for six years before becoming Assistant to the Headmaster for 11 years. Retir ing in 1980, Frank and Carolyn relocated to Belen, New Mexico where they lived for 20 years before moving north to Santa Fe. Carolyn instilled the love of music in her daughters and supported their aspirations and talents. A lifelong lover of bridge, tennis, walking, swimming, travel, the sun, and the Caribbean Sea, Carolyn also loved to cook and is best known for her stuffed peppers, meatballs and biscotti. She was preceded by four months in death by her beloved husband. Carolyn is survived by an extended loving family including daughters Lynn, Patty, Jan, Pam and Lisa; sons-in-law Vic Vandegriff, Pat Hensley, Kirk Foster, and Jose Perez; grandsons Michael, married to Sarajane, Matthew, Scott, Paco, married to Stephanie, Kevin, Tony, Daniel and Christopher; and great grandchildren Aidan and Cora. Carolyn and Frank will be memorialized together at the Military Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico in a private family ceremony. Carolyn Etre, 87, Passes Away Carolyn Etre Obituary21st International Optimist Regatta; Clarke Is Top Girlis organized under authority of the Virgin Islands Sailing Association and it is a Caribbean Sailing Association-sanctioned event. The week started off with the Sea Star Clinic, run by local coaches and coaches from OptiSailors.com, and included the one-day Sea Star Team Race. The team race was won by the Pilo 1 Team made up of Mexicos Henry Saavedra and the USAs Romain Screve, Matt Logue and Wiley Rogers. The team is named for the sailors coach, Esteban Pilo Rocha. Major event sponsors include Glacial Energy and Sea Star Lines as well as Gill North America, the exclusive importer and distributor of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada. For full results, visit www.regattanetwork.com. For more information about the regatta, visit www. styc.net. Results Red Fleet (31 boats) 1. Romain Screve, USA, 33 2. Wiley Rogers, USA, 53 3. Henry Burnes, USA, 56 Blue Fleet (36 boats) 1. Severin Gramm, USA, 56 2. Thomas Rice, USA, 78 3. Dylan Ascencios, USA, 132 White Fleet (14 boats) 1. Rayne Duff, BVI, 238 2. Mateo Di Blasi, St. Thomas, USVI, 265 3. Madeleine Rice, USA, 339 Green Fleet (33 boats) 1. Will Jackson, CAY, 61 2. Victoria Flatley, St. Thomas, USVI, 74 3. Rider Odom, St. Croix, USVI, 76 Continued from Page 11


St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 17 DO YOU OWN A RENTAL VILLA? IF SO, ADVERTISE YOUR VILLA FOR THE 2014 SEASON. EMAIL mnelson@stjohnmagazine.com TEL 340-642-5365 OWNER'S SPECIAL10% Discount 1/6 PAGE VILLA AD$850.00 Reg. / Special $765.0020% Discount 1/3 PAGE VILLA AD$1,500.00 Reg. / Special $1,200.00OFFER ENDS: JULY 31, 2013 IT'S EASY: owner provides photo and text Sailview Guest SuitesReasonably priced well appointed guest suites with views of Coral Bay Harbor, A/C, Cable TV, DVD, WiFi, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler. Each suite has sepa rate entrance, private bath and private terrace. Sailview is only ve minutes to Coral Bay. $775-$945 per suite per week; $125-$145 per suite per night. 340-514-0315; www.sailviewstjohn.com GREAT EXPECTATIONS 4 Master Bedrooms Plus 3 Guest Bedrooms Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, WiFi Walking Distance to Beaches Spectacular Sunrise/Sunset Views www.GreatExpectationsUSVI.com See Website for Specials. 1-800-553-0109 VILLA RENTALS GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Vir gin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit www.gibneybeachvillas.com or call 340-643-2936. Southern SerenityA magnicent luxury 3 bedroom/2 bath resort condo located on the Cruz Bay waterfront with spectacular views. Sleeps 6-8, fully equipped kitchen, heated pool and hot tub, gym, reserved parking, WiFi, plasma TV and more. A short walk from the ferry dock and convenient to grocery, shopping and restaurants. Visit our website at www.stjohnvacationrental.net or email info@stjohnvacationrental.net ISSUE NO. 6 ST. JOHN MAGAZINE l 111 GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Virgin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit www.gibneybeachvillas.com or call 340-643-2936. Wedding Annoucement and friends in an intimate gathering of friends and newlyweds are heading off Kids Summer Camp Fee Assistance Offered To Residents of St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds Regulatory Services is offering mini-grants for $250 to $5,000 in FY 2014 to operate childcare and after-school programs. Application packets are available at Human Services childcare mitted on or before Friday, July 5. For more information contact Olga Santos at 774-0930 ext. 4180.DHS Offering Mini-Grants for ChildcareSt. John Tradewinds ulatory Services announced last week the limited availability of funds to assist residents on St. John with paying summer camp fees for their children. 0930 ext. 4189 or 4186 to determine eligibility.Walden-Clifford


18 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Sunset Ridge Villas Interval Ownership or Rentals www.sunsetridgevillas.com Sales: dave@cimmaronstjohn.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI Green 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 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 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 St. John Tradewinds The 30th Legislatures pilot summer internship program kicked off Monday, June 23, and Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone said that he looked forward to working with all the students selected to participate. This is a tremendous opportunity for the interns professional and personal development, Malone said. But it is also an opportunity for us to learn from them. My initial impression is that this group of students has much to offer. The internship program, which was open to UVI students in good standing, will provide students with an opportunity to learn more about various aspects of politics and public administration and came as a result of the institutions desire to provide work experience for Virgin Islands youth despite the lack of funding for a regular summer employment program. The summer program will include enrichment activities pertaining to parliamentary procedure, legisla tive research and archival processes, post audit analy sis, management information systems, public affairs, bill drafting and legal analysis. The senate was able to expand the program from 10 to 19 students thanks to a partnership with the V.I. Department of Labor. The Legislature also agreed to mentor two students from the Department of Educa tions Division of Special Education during the internship period. Students received an orientation packet last week program will run through July 26. I would like to thank Senator Sammuel Sanes, my to working to continue and expand this program. Legislature Launches First Internship ProgramSt. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority last week urged residents to have the necessary documen tation and/or information ready to give the customer service representative, prior to making their call to the Customer Call Centers. The call centers experience an extremely high volume of calls, particularly during peak hours, explained Monique Richards WAPA Customer Service Director. We understand that long wait times or busy phone lines are not a welcomed experience for customers, said Richards. In an effort to minimize the inconvenience of such occurrences, WAPA recommends that callers be prepared by taking the following steps when contacting the utility: Have bill accessible prior to making the call, it contains all of the pertinent information If bill is not readily accessible, have the account number ready to give to the customer service representative Be prepared with the information to update the tative Be prepared to clearly state the reason for the call ments, it is important to bring the billing statement, as cashiers will be able to quickly move the line along, Richards said. WAPA aims to ensure that all customers receive expedient service. Adhering to these recommenda tions will help to make the customer experience faster and easier. Residents can also utilize WAPAs website at www. viwapa.vi to make payments or send an email with questions or concerns to customerservice@viwapa. vi. There will be useful information periodically included in WAPAs monthly statement. Rrichards invited all customers to review the most recent bills which record a 13 month history of consumption as well as instructions on how to read the electric meter, which can both assist in better energy use planning in a home or business.WAPA Urges Residents To Be Prepared When Calling Customer Call Centers


Tip #3: Carnival events bring large crowds. Make sure your children are safe. Pin your small childrens names and telephone numbers inside their clothing. Have older children agree on a place to meet if they get separated. Teach them conict resolution. Have them use the buddy system. Monitor their internet usage; prohibit the posting of personal information. The 10 p.m. curfew will be enforced for children under 16. Tip #4: When you own a business safety and security is your number one priority. Do you have private security, video surveillance, alarm systems or a silent alarm? Rotate the times that you take money to and from the bank. Closed means closed! That customer you let in after closing may commit a robbery or worse. Always leave your business in teams, never solo. The VIPD wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Carnival!VIPD CARNIVAL Safety TIPS St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 19 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighbor hoods safer by reporting infor mation while remaining anonymous. We understand that some people are still skeptical, so to learn exactly how we keep you anonymous, please visit our website and click on How it Works. If you know something, say something. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed. St. John On June 14 police received a report that a red and white 24-foot parasail boat was stolen from the Westin dock. The last time the boat was seen was June 12, in the late afternoon. The boat was recovered in the area of Thatch Cay. If you know anything about this inci dent, please let us know. St. Thomas On Wednesday, June 19, at were dispatched to a call about a man lying in the roadway in Estate Frydenhoj. The deceased, 41-year-old Patroy Williams, a native of Jamaica who resided in the area, was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back. Investigators are trying to develop a timeline of his whereabouts prior to the mur der. If you saw Williams during the hours prior to the shooting, please tell us what you know. St. Croix VIPD needs your help. On Thursday, June 13, at about 9:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the hospital to interview a 45-year-old man being treated for gunshots wounds. The man said he was in the studio next to his Estate Ruby home when he heard voices. When he opened the door to see who was outat him. The only description he was able to give was three men dressed in black shooting at him. If you know anything about this shooting, please let us know. Submit your information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS plus your message to CRIMES Your tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a reward to be paid according to your instructions. Crime Stoppers U.S.V.I. Our Islands Our Future USVI Green Construction Training Tuesday, July 16, 2013 St. Ursulas Church Multipurpose Center Cruz Bay, St. John WHAT? Water quality monitoring by the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPN R) has shown development and construction activities are impacting USVI water resources. Poor siting and design, inadequate stormwater management, and removal of native vegetation and valuable topsoil during construction adds to water quality problems and increases long term landscaping and energy costs for property owners. Learn how to take advantage of practical green design and construction practices that help not only the environment, but our wallets as well! WHEN? Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 8:30 4:00 WHERE? St. Ursulas Church Multipurpose Center. Park wherever you can. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Engineers, architects, landscapers, contractors, equipment operators, and others. Presentations and discussions will be technical in nature. For more information on green building programs and resources in the USVI, go to www.igbavi.org WHATS THE COST? This one day workshop is FREE. Ful l day attendees will receive a participation reward from the Island Green Building Association (IGBA), a minimum $100 value! HOW DO I REGISTER? Space is limited, first come first serve. R egister before July 4 th by going online www.horsleywitten.com/greenconstructiontraining/ or by contacting Anne Kitchell directly at akitchell@horsleywitten.com or 508 833 6600. Sponsored by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program and the USVI Department of Planning & Natural Resources. Draft Agenda at a Glance 8:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome (Lisamarie Carrubba, NOAA Fisheries/Bill Willigerod, IGBA) What is green building? What does IGBA have to offer local practitioners? 9:30 Building Green in the USVI (Doug White, Architect) What are the key design tenets that can reduce energy costs, utilize sustainable construction materials, and minimize impacts on the environment? 10:30 The Realit y of Going Green (Anne Kitchell, HW, Jonathan Smalls, DPNR, facilitators) Ask the experts about the feasibility of implementation. What are the sources and cost of green construction materials? What are available incentive programs and permitting requir ements? 11:30 Landscaping for the Landscape (Gary Ray, Virgin Forest Nursery) Plant protection, selection, and layout tips to maximize the benefit and aesthetics of your vegetation, minimize maintenance, and discourage invasive s pecies 1:00 Green Con struction Practices Field Trip (Dave Rosa, DPNR/Lisamarie/Anne) Visit local construction sites to evaluate the application of green practices, inspect BMP implementation & maintenance, and discuss regulatory requirements. 4:00 End St. John Tradewinds The U.S. Coast Guard is no longer searching for sel Aisha who were missing after their vessel became disabled and started drifting in the vicinity of Labadee, Haiti, Friday, June 21. USCG Seventh District command center received ter MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew assisting in the search, found the missing vessel already being assisted by a good Samaritan vessel in the vicinity of Canal de Tortue, Haiti, Saturday afternoon, June 22. that all the passengers were safe, accounted for and in no immediate distress. The vessel Aisha and crew are being towed back to Haiti by the motor vessel Irena Express. The USCG last week reminded everyone that while many boaters rely on cell phones for emergency communications on the water, VHF-FM radios are much more reliable in the marine environment and work in areas where cell phones sometimes dont. When a mayday is broadcast over channel FM Channel 16, the international hailing and distress frequency, multiple response agencies and other nearby boaters can hear the distress call and offer immediate assistance. For more information about safe boating go to http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com.Fishermen on Disabled Adrift Vessel Located


20 St. John Tradewinds, July 1-7, 2013 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS 642-3263Saturday, June 29 to W ednesday, July 3 nearly here, the Childrens Carnival Village hosted by Rotary Club of St. John will open Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. with a bevy of games to play, loads of gold coins to win and a trailer full of prizes to take home. Monday, July 1 DEADLINE EXTENDED Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant, last week advised the territorys corporate citizens that franchise tax payments can be made through Titles 13 and 26 of the Virgin Islands Code mandates that every and money orders must be made payable to the Government of the Lieutenant Governor at 776-8515 on St. Thomas. Thursday, July 4 goose Junction in Cruz Bay. Bay Harbor. Saturday, June 13-Sunday, July 14 has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, July 14, according to the American Cancer Society. T uesday, July 16 conjunction with the Island Green Building Association, will host a Green Construction Training seminar on Tuesday, July 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Ursulas multipurpose center in Cruz Bay.A STEP BACKWARDSACROSS show others Sotomayor software answers band members Taylor of life


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Tibbar Energy, a St. Croix based renewable energy company, will generate and sell to the utility seven megawatts of base load power generated from Giant King Grass. The price for power will range from .245 to .23 cents/kilowatt hour over the 25 year period. Tibbar will average savings below WAPAs avoided cost which is the amount WAPA would spend to produce the same amount of energy. We value the partnership that we have developed with WAPA and we look forward to supplying renewable energy at a lower cost through WAPA to the people and businesses of St. Croix, said Tania Tomyn, Tibbar Energy CEO. Tibbars process will consist of growing Giant King Grass, a non-invasive, USDA approved agricultural energy crop on 1,500 acres throughout St. Croix which will then be fed to the anaerobic digestion facility. The naturally occurring biological process of anaerobic digestion creates bio-gas which is then fed into 3MW biogas generators to generate the 7 MW of power. Tibbar has engaged Danish-based biogas engineering and operating company Renew dozens of similar biogas projects in the U.S. Anaerobic digestion creates a safe consistent base load power, said Poul Ejner Rasmussen, CEO of Renew Energy. We have been involved in many projects like this and St. Croix offers the perfect setting for an agricultural-based green energy are a common means of commercial power production in Europe providing power to over 3 million homes in Germany alone. The project will be built and generating power by June 2015, as required by the PPA with WAPA, Tomyn added. Tibbar Energy is working with Layne Heavy Civil, Inc. based in Mission Woods, KS, one of North Americas largest waste water treatment engineering, construction and procurement contractors. Layne has a strategic partnership with entec biogas gmbh of Austria which has built over 100 biogas plants worldwide. Layne specializes in project and schedule guaranteed projects. Most of the preliminary design has been completed over the last year by Layne and entec. WAPA is excited to be part of a project its kind in the Caribbean region, explained Executive Director Hugo Hodge. This project is very compatible with our energy road map, the energy production action plan issued by the Authoritys Governing Board last year and Governor John deJonghs mandate to reduce the use of fossil fuel in the territory 60 percent by 2025, Hodge said. As we move closer to the installation of solar power this year, the conversion to clean propane by next summer 2014, the completion of this biomass project by 2015, and wind energy soon after that, we anticipate a cleaner, greener, WAPA. relief to our customers from the high rates primarily attributed to our 100 percent dependency on fossil fuel to make power and water, said Hodge. Tibbar will need the continued support of local government agencies to reach the WAPA mandated date for project completion. Tomyn expressed appreciation to government agencies including the Departments of Planning and Natural Resources and Agriculture, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority, the V.I. Port Authority and WAPA, which have been very supportive and committed to a successful project by the V.I. Public Services Commission as a to WAPA. The project has garnered great interest from outside of the Virgin Islands and visitors often come to St. Croix to see how the project is growing and developing, Tomyn explained. Governor deJongh visited Denmark ear lier this year and met with Renew Energy to express his enthusiasm for the project. The project will create 100 plus jobs on St. Croix over the next two years in construction and then 40 plus jobs over the next 25 years for permanent operations, according to Tomyn. ing the harvesting of millions of gallons of wastewater to assist farmers irrigating their crops and increasing the availability of heavy farming equipment, which will also help grow the agricultural industry on St. Croix.


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