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MONDAY IS Just Play Day! New Owners Gearing Up To Rent, Sell Units at SirenusaPage 3Ingrao Pays $9K in Fines, Work Continues on Denis Bay Mega HousePage 2 OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Only VINP Beaches and Trails Leading to Beaches Are OpenPage 3 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Savanah LoftusGBS Hosts Open House and AYP Success CelebrationGuy Benjamin School students enjoyed a campus-wide party to celebrate the Open House for potential parents, students and teachers. See additional photos and story on Page 7. October 14-20, 2013 Copyright 2013 Paddle in Park Race Is Nov. 3Page 6
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The developer of a four-story, 95-foot-tall home perched high atop Estate Denis Bay overlooking the ment of Planing and Natural Resources, according to the departments Director of Building Permits Bevan Smith. tate Denis Bay, Parcel 2A and 2B is accessed by a Heavy Equipment and borders sensitive V.I. National Ingrao, a Manhattan-based architect and interior dealleged by construction industry professionals that Ingrao has violated many V.I. building codes. many residents have taken a closer look, prompting permit, construction of an electrical room on one of the parcels, construction of a gabion and boulder reNational Park Service and the V.I. government among others. have the authority to penalize Ingrao for excavations on VINP land, explained Smith. a charge for not obtaining an earth change permit on certain property, said DPNRs Director of Building developer has clear cut trees and heavily excavated As development at Ingraos Estate Denis Bay scrutiny. Smith. Well have people on top of the progress checking on the development and remedial steps. Before Ingrao began carving out the hillside, the road. Six years ago, Ingrao purchased one of the houses and launched a construction effort that eventually previously operated as a popular short-term rental to sell to the developer. Six years later, the multi-million-dollar construction continues. 2 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 774-1625.ACCs Flea Market Set for October 19thIngrao Pays $9K in Fines, Construction Continues on Denis Bay Mega-House EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson email@example.com NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Bob Malacarne NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi email@example.com ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRE SS 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 photographs or advertisements from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 Moving forward we will be inspecting the construction area have people on top of the progress checking on the development and remedial steps. St. John Baby Boom Photo Is Nov. 3rdAll parents are invited to the St. John baby boom photo and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. asked to bring a dish to share. Parking is limited and residents are asked to carpool or take a taxi shuttle. Annual Save Second Base Party Oct. 18 Save Second Base Block Party on Friday, October 18, from 6 to 11 p.m. Dont miss this kick off to season event! end of October 25. Dr. Sprauve has been an avid tennis player and advocate for the efforts. Thank you Dr. Sprauve. 12 and under to 18 and under in action. The entry fee for each received by October 20. For more information or to call in or fax entries, contact Patrice Harley at 776-6643. Racquet Club Hosting Tennis Tourney Free Flu Shots in Coral Bay on Oct. 31Please call SJSA Executive Director Kim Wild at 779-4322. SJSA Seeking Alumni to Join Concert
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Banco Popular is a great landof Sirenusa, the luxury condominhigh atop Jacobs Ladder. When the controversial develafter months of public meetings, protests and impassioned pleas sales apparently didnt keep pace fault. Puerto Rico-based Banco Popular took possession of most of the There are a total of 22 units at its purchase of the remaining 14 units. Instead of letting the property fall into disrepair, Banco Popular looked after the units, keeping taining the grounds and interiors looking after the property, said like that, the units are in great shape. There is none of the mold time. up and the buildings sporting fresh paint and neatly trimmed green ar eas. St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 3 Thursday, Oct. 17thVINP Beaches and Trails Leading to Beaches Open OnlyAnnaberg Plantation and VINP Visitors Center Remain ClosedBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds V.I. National Park continued last only beaches and trails that lead to beaches open to the public. For the most part, people are cooperating and there is nothBeaches are open and all trails that lead to beaches are open. But trails that dont lead to beaches and facilities such as the Visitors remain closed. When the federal government other National Park Service properties across the country. Of the 50 on furlough, including VINP Superintendent Brion Fitzgerald. The Deputy Superintendent Mike Anderson assigned as the point of contact for the park, and a ranger ter facility. While roads through VINP remained open, VINP enforcement tape across parking lots to keep people off the closed beaches. The idents and visitors alike ignored the closure. The move also meant the last and the suspension of business on VINP land like snorkel tours, kayak tours and more. As a protest movement against NPS land. V.I. Senator Tregenza Roach also called for the Department of Interior to open the beaches. Hours before a planned beachparty demonstration at Maho Bay, set for Sunday, October 6, VINP beaches being open, the planned protest turned into a beach party celebration. With the beaches open, VINP lifeguards returned to Trunk Bay dings have resumed. While VINP beaches are open, Morris reminded residents that only beaches and trails that lead to beaches are open. St. John Tradewinds INDEX Continued on Page 18 St. John Tradewinds New Owners Gearing Up To Rent, Sell Units at Sirenusa
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Once considered a potential site section of Parcel 7 Remainder, more. Three years ago, Senator at government to purchase the entire 170 acres that comprise Parcel 7 government to purchase the land some matching funds from the lopaths. While the V.I. Senate passed a bill at the time, Act No. 7233, providing legislation for the Department of Property and Procurement to purchase the land and create tained. eyed as a potential site for a solid alternative to the current main dumpster area near the mangroves; for preservation. Recently, the Senate passed an amendment to Act No. 7233, call ing for the Department of Property and Procurement to purchase 20 of those 170 acres for $1 million. While the territorial park remains a part of the overall vision agement Authority could build a cycling. The 20-acre portion of the land also includes historic ruins of the preserved separately as the beginnings of a future park area. An recycling center. Section 8 of Bill 30-0249 V.I. Waste Management Authority of the ruins on the property, and Parcel 7 Remainder Marsh Land Trust. The existing language, as amended by this section is designated as subsection (a), and subsections (b) and (c) are added and ment of Property and Procurement shall purchase the property identi and allocation of funds, according to the bill. (c) The Department of Property and Procurement shall use $1,000,000 of the funds appropriated in subsection (1) to purchase no less than 20 contigu plantation ruins and a minimum of 300 feet of road frontage on Kings Hill Road, Route, to accommodate the Virgin Islands Waste Manageter and other public infrastructure purposes. As part of our series of planKings Hill Road is some of the highest in terms of elevation and This is some of the best land for public infrastructure that is on a public road. center starts at the intersection of Kings Hill Road and William Marsh Road and runs about 300 feet along Kings Hill Road to the 4 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 New Coral Bay Site for Solid Waste Collection Included in Omnibus BillSt. John Tradewinds Exclusive Rates from $155for residents of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico*. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE WWW.WESTINRESORTSTJOHN.COMLOCALS U S V I BV I R ESIDENTS: M ENTION RATE PLAN VIRES PR R ESIDENTS: M ENTION RATE PLAN PRRES Continued on Page 16
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A full three years after Tropical Storm Otto damaged sections cials have still not executed a contract to repair the heavily traveled But residents can expect to Smalls. the month of September, said has not been executed. It is still going through the legal process. I have been assured that the contractor has been mobilizing already, Smalls said. He has begun getting the material in place and he is prepared to commence ed contract. While Smalls did not have the information available dur St. John Tradewinds, he previously stated tion. Once repairs begin, the DPW the damaged section of Fish Bay missioner said, and explained that he did not have that information on hand. initially included in the overall about the area in several months. including the most heavily damhas been passable by only a single lane since May. Heavy rains during Tropical Storm Otto in October 2010, inidid little but place orange cones heavy rains this past May sent a larger cones appeared and orange repairs delayed due to strict FHA application requirements, residents circulated petitions, gathered near the area to get signatures and demanded safety improvements on the single lane, partially blind corner. In June, signs announcing a either side of the affected area and bumps and an asphalt berm around the most severely eroded area to mid-June and initially due by July the contractor in August. Smalls said residents should see The contract should be executed any day, said Smalls. St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 5 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing DPW Still Is Waiting To Execute Centerline Road Repair Contract St. John Tradewinds SKINNY LEGS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST INNER-VISIONS 8 PM ??Get your costume ready and enter the islands best COSTUME CONTESTGrand Prize: Weekend trip for 2 to St Croix courtesy of BELLOWS, INTL. And Skinny legs HALLOWEEN PARTY!
6 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Friends of Virgin Islands Narace is coming up soon and creating much buzz and excitement in the community. the success of the popular Beachularity of standup paddle boarding. The standup paddleboard race event. The Open course is about three miles and runs from Maho Bay to miles and runs from Maho, around namon and back around Whistling ceremony and modest beach party hosted. Full information can be found Be sure to check out the narrated video maps of the race courses! Phone and Online registration vember 1 and $30 for youth under vember 1. After November 1 the fee for adults is $80 and for youth the fee climbs to $50. There is no registration the day of the event. Registration fees include event ing the race) goodie bag and a picParticipants may register online by phone at (340) 779-4940 or in person at Friends of the Park store Bay. Friends thanked the race sponPhysical Therapy, Property King, Rhumb Lines, Windsurf Adventures, BUZZ Radio, Ocean Potion What better reason to go paddle boarding? Friends of VINP Paddle in the Park Race Set for Sunday, November 3 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... WhatToDo-VI.com ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM Save the Dates: SJSA Kimberly Boulon Gallery Caribbanese II (An Evening with the Arts) The Marketplace 5:00 8:00 Friday, December 6 Friday, January 31 Friday, February 28 Sis Frank Concert Series Broadway Comes to St. John Possible Alumnae Concert Saturday, January 4 St. John Tradewinds of delinquent properties scheduled for October 30 The auctions have been postponed in an effort the arrangements needed to retain their proper ties. tive district to make arrangements to resolve their outstanding property tax balances. auction delay. Many of these properties have been in families for generations, and have historic and sentimental value. For many of our local families, I delinquent status, Francis said. By postponing take those necessary measures to retain their proppayment plan or taking legal action to establish 776-6737 on St. John. Delinquent Property Auctions Postponed
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Bouncy houses, hula hoops and the site of a family fun day on Friday, October 11. on its Adequate Yearly Progress Behind Act designed to ensure that schools are reaching goals in core chicken and baked tilapia, there bounce houses, a volleyball net and ongoing tetherball and kickball games scheduled for the after noon, no shortage of fun. community members to become rooms. The schools population transferred both the kindergarten St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 7 GBS Students, Staff Celebrate Adequate Yearly Progress with Family Fun Day St. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 18 Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon, Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon, at Git Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer Station Youve helped us keep more than 60,000 pounds of waste out of local landlls by donating and purchasing household goods from the ReSource Depot. Imagine how many more thousands of pounds could be saved by recycling the islands glass.Help us purchase a glass crusher by donating at http://www.razoo.com/story/ Island-Green-Building-Association 60,000 THANKSGlass crushing/recycling coming to St. John with your help! ISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-626-9685 e: email@example.com We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA
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St. John Tradewinds All around, rumors are horrible things. No matter dirt, rumors are all the same. They damage self esteem, relationships, lives and more. Although it can come from both sides, Ive noticed that rumors get started and spread mostly by girls. I heard that or you didnt hear this from me but. could be your cousin, sister, or even your best friend. I can remember a time that I admitted to this girl couldnt stand; and a test I had cheated on. She had been my friend for a long time so I trusted her completely. The very next day at school ended up being classroom that morning. She confronted me in front chat. It turns out that my teacher and principal found detention and I had to apologize to my classmates. I cannot explain to you that mixed feeling of dread and resentment in my stomach as I stood before my began. Just reminiscing on that moment is enough to make me itch! Among those pointing and laughing the brother of the girl I didnt like) and my so-called friend. I said about her, but she also told her about the boy I liked, and about the test I cheated on. Not only did she tell her. She told a lot of people about it. She told cipal! With a panic attack looming ahead, I ran out of the contemplating the choices I made, I realized that I had me the secrets of others. I should have realized that to others. Im sure it may have crossed your mind, so yes. school. Seeing her beaten, bloody, and being carried to the nurse by the security guards taught me that rumors that you cant keep a secret, dont let anybody tell you theirs. drum. You guys may have history and she might be a lot of fun to be around, but she cant be trusted. Youd to not tell her your secrets, but its not that simple. not be spreading your gossip all over the place, but that doesnt mean that she isnt spreading someone elses! than anything, you must remember that if somebody tells you something about another person, please keep it to yourself! St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 9 ber Re-Opening Friday, October 18 Closed Sundays Rhythm & ViewsAn outlook on young adult and student interests and concerns by Raven Phillips-Love Rumors and Dealing with That Girl Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds Thanks to the fund raising in August done on St. ak trips. On Saturday, November 9, after a day kayak trip, AARP, American Legion Hosting BBQ for Wounded Vets Nov. 9
10 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 To The Rescue CALLS FOR SEPTEMBER September 25 September 25 St. John Tradewinds St. John Rescue needs to be rescued. ceived our funding allotment from to give us our funding. We are still providing our ser penses for repairs of equipment provide comes at a cost. Even amount given to St. Thomas and to least as many services as they do. We also provide services that the other agencies do not. We are future. St. John Tradewinds News Photo senators and discussed our issues. look into increasing our allotment. actually turned into eliminating our allotment. Our other concern is the cost of leasing our building. We really could make a monthly payment Emergency Medical Responder class and are preparing for a 16 hour International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) course October 18,19 and 20. Pollock, Elily Dulac all successfully completed the EMR course discuss their experiences at the Boston Marathon Bombing. Rescue, VI Fire Service, NPS, the ITLS training. The members of St. John Resorganization. T op Needs Are: A generator, solar panels, a our building. our boat for about $10,000. set there are no longer operable and the manufacturer is out of business. No repair parts are avail able. I am sure that there are people contact me at (340) 626-5118 or be able to help us. go directly to our account to fund the above items.
St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 11 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! www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 By Janet Cook-Rutnik St. John Tradewinds and as parents began rebuilding their homes and lives, Pine Peace school staff. is in the same building in Pre-K. Dorothy and Peter Muilenburgs granddaughters, Alegra and Missy are In 1991, after 6th grade a decision had to be made educated and talented students Pine Peace produced. Pine Peace School kept getting bigger and better, and in 1996 the school received Middle States accred the schools location and name matched! looking the V.I. National Park, a more scenic and breezy location than its founding parents ever imag ined. Where through the efforts and generosity of the St to meet the needs of the community. Where a student nior. Where unique educational opportunities in agrieducation to give its graduates a strong foundation for success. dents to become all things possible to themselves and another generation of students, perhaps someday your children.Gifft Hill School T urns 35:A Lot of Chicken Legs and LovePart II CBCC Annual Meeting at Potluck Is November 4 at Miss Lucys RestaurantSt. John Tradewinds membership year. Please consider becoming a member this year and Keep Me Posted. St. John Tradewinds SJSA Seeking Volunteers To Help With Broadways Comes to St. John St. John Tradewinds sion Service on St. Thomas and the Department of Agriculture in The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 18. For more information call 693-1080 or 774-5182.Applications for Food Fair A vailable
St. John Tradewinds duce bee nectar. The seeds are big (0.4 inches), but aromatically fragrant and makes a delicious pungentIf you have them on your property make sure your bush cutter leaves them alone. The trees prefer hilly ity for hills makes it even more expensive to harvest to go from door to door singing for guavaberry, I come for meh guava berry so put it on the table. mood. making it. I can vouch for that. My friend and guavaberry mentor, Miss Nita, passed last August and though she taught me a lot, its still a mystery to me. Ive only seen it in a large carboy in a cupboard, never in a liquor cabinet. rel fruit, ginger root, cinnamon bark, prunes, raisins, vor; in fact sampling several different local variations leads me to conclude that there is not a perfect combination. About 1984, a restaurant in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten began making guavaberry liqueur using an olde recipe. It became so popular that they started a ported to the other islands. Employees of the company carry baskets and buckets up the goat paths to sugar. Maarten. better left to the local experts.12 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 Guavaberry Trees are FruitingSt. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds pated in Jumpstarts Read for the Record initiative. focuses national attention on the importance of reading. The V.I. First Lady read to a 21-student kindergarten class that copy of the book deJongh read, Otis, a hand fan featuring the main character Otis and a bookmark. for reading the same book on the same day. On October 3, adults and children across the United States read Foundation and Penguin, again this year made the campaign book childrens story of friendship and loyalty, in classrooms, libraries, community centers, homes and more. First Lady Cecile deJongh Reads to Students St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds News Photos
St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 13 Enjoy Views from Bordeaux Mountain to TortolaBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Stretch out on one of the ample decks at Sonnenberg and soak up Mountain on nearby Tortola. Sonnenberg, for sale for $1.2 bathroom home located on SeaHarbor, Hurricane Hole and the verdant chain of British Virgin Islands, explained Holiday Homes of St. John sales associate Sandra Mohler. Spacious decks are found throughout this beachy home. The surrounded by decks and also feacommodate extra guests, explained Mohler. Sonnenberg has a large pool surrounded by ample decks for said Mohler. There is another cottage on the other side of the pool that provides more guest accom great as a bar for parties. bathroom upper level living area. Inside Sonnenberg has a light, mediately feel on vacation, Mohler added. she said. An airy great room features high ceilings and leads to the openconcept kitchen. Step off the main living level deck to a spacious gazebo overlooking the calm, azure gazebo is also the perfect location co, Mohler added. A separate apartment found on ily or as a caretakers unit. Woodhouse is a separate apartment for guests or caretaker beside a large tools included, Mohler said. Bethere are some basic bunkrooms gathering. Located in a gated community close to the North Shores alabaster beaches. Sonnenberg is priced to sell and comes fully furnished, Mohler added. St. John Tradewinds News Photos The home comes fully fur nished and is ready for a large family to move right in or to use as a short term rental, said the Holiday Homes sales associate. The layout offers the option of a separate apartment for a caretaker, and a pool cabana for guest accommo dations. their stateside home, Mohler said. fort of the fully equipped home. fun loving sun seekers to start the next island adventure. familys island style memories, said Mohler. For more information on Sonnenberg call Mohler at (340) 5145968 or (340) 774-8088.
14 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 SUBMIT YOUR OPINIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.orgNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCT 17th 2012 2013-TO-DATE With my deepest gratitude to the Virgin Islands October 6, the day the VINP beaches reopened, paint ing three successive scenes that encompass a breadth Bay and Tortola, Late Afternoon. These three 12-by-16-inch framed oil paintings, ber 6, January 31, and February 28. Tickets may be purchased for $10 each or six through St. John School of the Arts, at (340) 779May I express my appreciation for all of the National Parks efforts and passion, both visible and behind the scenes, to protect, preserve and provide for I consider it a privilege to behold and experience Kimberly Boulon A Day of Painting To Honor Our V.I. National Park act of vandalism that has resulted in the almost total destruction of the Kean High tilapia farm. It is incredibly disappointing and outrageous that ed much time and effort into developing the farm, raisnational acclaim from First Lady Michelle Obama tinue to persevere. Thank you for you dedication. as these must not be condoned and I am also reach support to make sure incidents like these never happen again. sponsible for this horrible act. Donna Frett-Gregory, Acting Commissioner V.I. Department of EducationIEKHS Tilapia Farm Destruction Is Unspeakable Act of Vandalism, Say DOE Commissioner serves as an opportunity for us to rededicate ourselves to ensuring that every victim of domestic violence is safe and offenders are held accountable for their actions. The statistics relating to domestic violence in our perience domestic violence in her lifetime and nine of domestic violence since 1994. Many more have not to mention that some continue to deny its many forms. Almost every social ill our community and other communities face can at least in part be traced back to Each year across the nation, thousands of domestic violence victims no longer have to live in fear because of important victim protections under the Vioenactment in 1994, VAWA has had a long history of protecting victims of domestic violence. I commend Virgin Islands organizations such as providing free service to domestic violence victims, victims of crimes and their families. We should all commit ourselves to the victims, families and advocates across the territory and this nation, and continue to make efforts to ensure that no tal and or physical abuse. Donna Christensen CongresswomanDomestic Violence A wareness Month Recognized
St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 15 St. John Tradewinds The long summer of budget hearings is over. Last are high, especially for social safety net needs. The budget consists of about 21 small bills and one big bill that contains the main spending authorization of the small bills are transfers from one account to terest to St. John residents. prohibited this via legislation, and then had to over Annually, $1.5 million from our property taxes Fund, to be used for things like road repairs, a Traditional Vendors Plaza, Parking expansion, or securing to haul trash. expenses such as hauling trash? provement Fund to the V.I. Waste Management Authe only budget bill that failed. Here are the senators Nelson and OReilly. thority and Public Works, but it must be a true capital improvement. Its that simple. home, recovering.) During that time, I stepped in as contained measures to support the budget. It had 15 omnibus concerned St. John directly. You may remember that three years ago, I sponsored serve the Marsh Estate Ruins and offer hiking, biking and other recreational activities on the 170 acre parcel consummated, because our partner, the Forest Legacy Program of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, did not in limbo. Parcel 7 Rem. on behalf of the Egbert Marsh Trust. We reformulated and expanded the vision, to include additional uses for the land, and to acquire it in phases. The original vision of preserving the ruins remains. Rather than a static display such as Annaberg, Mr. Marsh envisions bringing the Parcel 7 ruins to life, in Continued on Page 23 Senator-at-Large ReportBy Senator Craig BarshingerUsing Capital Improvement Fund for St. John Capital Improvements
16 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 Bahai Community of St. John 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 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Christian Science Society Wednesday Testimonials 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 Jehovahs Witness Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 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 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 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church Directory not be located right one the road, but be set back behind a buffer, grove habitat in a highly visible explained. there, but not as the dumpsters sort trash and recyclables so there dren. Its a planning grant, but if ed. The amendment calls for enough land to be purchased that the road and space for future pubthe site of future public infrastrucand a community center. much usable land is available for community infrastructure needs, cant be built on, she said. Even choices. While the section of Parcel 7 different designation. This particular land is higher in elevation and there shouldnt be While the route from territo rial park to convenience center the land present better options, acThe grant for the territorial have preserved all of that land and Public Works needs some infracommunity center. convenience center to include a noise pollution, she explained. If I dream of the perfect VIdo not glare because they absorb The Omnibus Bill passed by the VI Senate on September 30 also chase additional sections of Parcel izing that once planning territorial purchase of 20 acres for $1 million infrastructure and the historic ruand leaves things open for the next be used for. chance to share their ideas about uses for Parcel 7, Remainder EsBefore any construction or Zone Management hearings, she explained. the land and then the government gether for good things in the funing grant, has money to assist able to help acquire future federal ment structure.New Coral Bay Site for Solid Waste CollectionContinued from Page 4The dumpsters would move there, but not as the dumpsters are now.The center will be a better facility and would sort trash and recyclables so there would be less trash
St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 17 Letters to Tradewinds the Virgin Islands National Park? For small businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the government shutThe Virgin Islands National Park consumes about 75 percent of this nine mile long island. One could accurately state that the island of St. John is the VINP. Virtually all of the islands small business operate in and around the VINP. Those businesses not directly tied to local tourism, rely solely on the businesses that are. The closure of the VINP is nothing short of catastrophic for the local economy and the people of St. John. rienced. Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and Hurricane Marilyn in 1995 caused Emergency Management Agency and The U.S. Small Business Adminand directly contributed to the successful recovery and thriving economy The devastation caused from the September 11 terrorist attacks also had a considerable impact on tourism and the local economy. Thankfully, ter loan assistance available to local businesses through its Economic If not resolved soon, this man-made (government created) disaster has likely the impact on the local economy may exceed the impact of both Hurricane Marilyn and Hurricane Hugo combined. For island business, nomic disaster to hit the island in our near 100 year history? While parti and catastrophic impact this congressional gridlock is causing on the the government help if they are closed? What must be done to trigger such assistance? To trigger the SBAs tory) must make a request for Federal Disaster Assistance to the President. Disaster Loan program available to the local small business community disaster assistance. To sign our petition urging the territory government take immediate Eddie PoolBusiness Owners Should Apply for Relief from Government Closure Guest Opinionther competence nor responsibility, lurching from notion that accommodation and time-honored prothe American people. They use their legislative skill to engage in brinksmanship rather than address the ineffectiveness, if not near-irrelevance. Part of the ter the chances to strengthen the political center gress rests on expanding efforts to convince people to vote, and beating back the barriers to voting. recently explained his stance by saying, All that rebelieve its also their responsibility to lead and inences. ing common ground. sues in this country not by bringing government to do that. Lee H. Hamilton Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. St. John Tradewinds VIWMA Upgrades Pump Station
18 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486A/C & Refrigeration Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Green BuildingIsland Green Building Association Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace Theodore Tunick & Company JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 ServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Island Solar tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday 340-693-8500 St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory St. John Tradewinds to hire locally for that, said Olszelot of concern in the community become, he said. Were going to good neighbors. taking steps in that direction; the Woodys Seafood Saloons breast cancer fundraiser block party on Friday, October 18. Sirenusa are already available for for short-term rentals in time for this high-season. bedrooms and range from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet. In addition to the private units, there is also an air a fully equipped gym and a shared pool at Sirenusa. The units run bedepending on the time of year. For more information on renting vrbo.com While none of the units are listed declined to name potential prices.New Owners Gearing Up To Rent, Sell Units at SirenusaContinued from Page 3We know there has been a lot of concern in the community about what this property going to use St. John companies whenever for us be good neighbors.
St. John TRADEWINDS Newspaper SubscriptionsSend Check Payable to Tradewinds Publishing, P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION $90.00 USD Name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip __________________________________________________________ St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 19 W ednesday, October 2 Thursday, October 3 his vehicle. Damage to vehicle. Friday, October 4 viscous animals to stray. Saturday, October 5 the area of Estate Zootenvaal. Police assistance. that her housekeeper is missing. Missing person. third. threatening her. Disturbance of the peace, threats, D.V. Sunday, October 6 area of the Lumberyard. Assault in the third. Monday, October 7 that his neighbor is poisoning pets in the neighchecks. ing him. Disturbance of the peace, threats. T uesday, October 8 area of Estate Adrian. Police assistance. outside his residence. Trespassing. tance. Police assistance. tress. W ednesday, October 9 Thursday, October 10 disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. her boyfriend broke the door handle off her vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. run. sistance in the area of Estate Enighed. Police assistance. cious activity. Suspicious activity. St. John Tradewinds forcement control crime. If you thing as the cost of all crime is abiding citizens of the community via higher prices and higher taxes. Even the smallest bit of inneeded to identify and arrest the criminals involved in the St. John On Friday, September 27, at report that an iPhone had been stolen from the area of the High Please help police recover and return this phone. St. Thomas On Saturday, September 28, during the Night Out Against discovered an unresponsive black male lying on the ground had been shot several times anything about these shootings, please tell us as your informa the violence. St. Croix On Sunday, September 29, killed in the vicinity of a vacant description of a light-skinned violence that is taking the lives of our young men. Step up. Be part of the soour islands a safer place to live sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen propof up to $2,500 to be paid according to your instructions. Crime Stoppers U.S.V.I. VIPD Safety TIPS EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 FIRE: 340-776-6333
20 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 St. John Tradewinds ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS AL-ANON MEETINGS For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263Monday, October 14 zation Using Sport For Social dation and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, Just Play Day in Winston Wells October 14, starting at 12 p.m. Friday, October 18 Woodys Seafood Saloon nual Help Save Second Base Block Party on Friday, October 18, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, October 19 raiser, the No Fleas, Please day, October 19, from 10 a.m. the shelter at 774-1625 for information about pickup of fur niture and volunteering to help October 25-27 sociation Junior Tennis Tour ber 25. Thursday, October 31 Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 3 for Friends of VI National Parks Paddle the Park. The standup paddleboard race is set for Sunday November 3 and registration closes November 1. For more information go to Sunday, November 3 All parents are invited to the St. John baby boom photo Beach on Sunday, November 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 9 On Saturday, November 9, after a day kayak trip, the apAmerican Legion and AARP stand-bys. Friday, November 22 munity service day on Friday, November 22. VOWEL LANGUAGEACROSS use? DOWN without a suit
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CAROLINA from $ 55,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 149,000 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 175,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 199,000VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 206,000CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 229,000 LOVANGO CAY WATERFRONT South shore from $ 250,000CONCORDIA from $ 295,000UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000SABA BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 999,000 PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,500,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 500/weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 54,000 HH-CORRECTED TW 10.14.2013 B.indd 1 10/11/13 2:57 PM St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 23 liamsburg, VA. for athletic facilities, an outdoor amphithe ater, and other amenities. Kings Hill Road departure of the Forest Legacy and its strict sters at the foot of Kings Hill that ooze cility that accepts all your discards and reneed to secure the entire parcel at once, the omnibus bill sets out a plan for phased acquisition. The $1 million already allotted in coordinate the overall plan for the Park, including the additional phases of acquisi tion. in purchasing acreage for solar panels that make St. John and energy-independent substation. Does this sound too good to be true St. John. to resist attempts to raid the fund for noncapital improvements. St. John has special people and special beauty. It deserves capi tal improvements. Lets commit together to seeing these visions come to reality! striping, road repairs, and particularly the partment of Public Works has made dozens of promises and broken them all. We documented them. The next step is a Legislative E. Sprauve School. I am very disappointed Parents, please consider registering your Kindergarten, and grades one through three grades four through nine. continues to recover from surgery and is exAfter eight years of service as your senaJanuary 2014 my retirement from this posiI ask you help in encouraging St. John residents to run for the Senator at Large position and equally importantly, for seats in Throughout 2014 it should be part of my duty to mentor potential senators so they are a lot to learn, and being prepared is impor tant in being effective in the Legislature. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your representative in the Virgin Islands Legislature! Senator at Large Report:Using Capital Improvement Funds for St. John Capital ImprovementsContinued from Page 15
24 St. John Tradewinds, October 14-20, 2013 room doors for good. School staff members are hoping al Bay school next year and ensure that Kindergarten teachers and students. grader Liliana Farrell. And I love the people. People are nice here and the teachers care, said third grader Simon Booker. grade. recently renovated and air conditioned lunch room, each of the many books includes a label depicting the completes a book. He also detailed the many incentives food day. ing ePals, a modern-day pen pal system. In the schools science and social studies room, practicing for a chance to take on the staff in volleyball bounce house slide. face painting, arts and crafts and plenty of food for everyone.St. John Tradewinds GBS Students, Staff Celebrate Adequate Yearly Progress with Family Fun DayContinued from Page 7