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Win $1,000 Shopping Spree at Evening in the CourtyardPage 4 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Happy 100th Birthday Mary WiltshireMary Whiltshire, seated in center, is surrounded by some of her 13 children and estimated 100 grandchildren, November 25-December 1, 2013 Copyright 2013Estate Concordia Unveils Four New Sleek, Eco-Friendly UnitsINSIDE ON PAGE 3 DeJongh Directs Transfer of Cruz Bay Taxi Stand Ownership to V.I. Port AuthorityPage 5Historic 1733 Slave Revolt RememberedPage 6SJFS Screening Searching for Sugarman Dec. 3Page 7


St. John Tradewinds custody from the Alva A. Swan Annex remained at large for several days before turning herself in on Saturday morning, November 23, according to V.I. Bureau of Corrections Assistant Director Dwayne Benjamin. Heather Turfely, a 36-year-old white female, escaped custody following the completion of her work detail at the facilitys laundry on Wednesday evening, November 20. She turned herself into the Richard A. Callwood Command at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. Turfely came in without any incident, was processed and is currently undergoing medical and mental health assessments, according to Benjamin. Ms. Turfely will be charged with escape from custody in addition to her pending charges, Benjamin said. This escape is an isolated incident not indicative of the Bureaus established protocols with regard to work detail. However a review of all protocols regarding work detail and work release will be performed to ensure that such incidents are not recurring. BOC will continue to provide opportunities for inmate participation in rehabilitation programs that will provide positive and constructive activities that will aid in their re-entry to the community, Benjamin added. BOC, V.I. Police Department and other law enforcement entities actively sought to apprehend Turfely, who is diagnosed to suffer from mental illness. Turfely is a native of New Mexico, but had been living in the island of St. John, when she was originally arrested. Prior to her escape, Turfely was being detained on charges of second degree robbery.2 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 Former St. John Resident Heather Turfely Returns to Bureau of Corrections After EscapeSt. John Tradewinds on St. John arrested a man who was in possession of cocaine packaged for sale. VIPD said Devon David Crooke, 43, was arrested on November 15 at about 2:45 p.m. in Cruz Bay. Police were originally looking for Crooke because he failed to appear at court for a previous offence. Crooke, he was in possession of 10 bags of white rocky substances which later tested positive as cocaine. He was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Crooke is also known as Monkey Man and lives in Estate Bethany on St. John. His bail was set at $10,500 dollars and he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action. Devon Crooke Arrested on Drug Charges EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 ADVERTISING CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2013 All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 Turkey Day 5K Set for November 28Well, its that time of year again and before long the holidays will be here. That can only mean one thing the Annual St. John Turkey Day 5K!! What better way to prepare for a day of feasting than by working up an appetite with a vigorous morning run? The course is a mix of road and trail running and spans from Annaberg out toward the Francis Bay walking trail, then back through parking lot. Is it scenic? Yes! Is it challenging? Yes!! Is it fun? Yes!!! Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Annaberg parking lot and the race begins at 8 a.m. Although not required, donations would be greatly appreciated in the form of a canned or non-perishable food item. These will be collected and donated to a local charity. Parking is limited so runners are asked to carpool. For more details email John African Revolution Commemoration Committee Issues Call for VolunteersSt. John Tradewinds Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, Chairman of the 1733 St. John African Revolution Commemorative Committee, has issued a call for volunteers to assist in the presentation of this years annual 1733 St. John African Revolution Commemoration, which is scheduled for November 29 on St. John. We need persons to help with pre-event marketing and outreach and to assist with on-site coordination of our tours and activities on November 29, said Sprauve. There are many ways to assist. We need help with mailings, public relations and marketing, fundraising and soliciting donations. We are interested in speaking with individuals who wish to promote the continued growth of this Volunteering is a learning and growth experience that will never be forgotten, Sprauve said. The committee is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming part of a growing celebration of the culture and history of St. John through recognition of the historic 1733 Revolution in ford an up-close view of the unique history of the Revolution. For more information contact Sprauve at (340) 776-6087 or (340) 344-2756, or email The St. John Historical Society will join the Forstberg Commit tee of St. John-St. Thomas on Friday, November 29, for the annual walk to Fortsberg. Participants are asked to park near the V.I. National Park visitors center and meet at the entrance to the Cruz Bay Battery at 9:10 a.m. An orientation will then take place at the VINP visitors center. Those going by bus are asked to make a $25 cash contribution for adults, and $12 for children. Those going in their own vehicles are asked to make a $15 cash contribution. For more information, contact Dr. Gilbert Sprauve at 344-3556.Annual Fortsberg Hike Set for Nov. 29 Heather Turley Devon Crooke


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Estate Concordia Preserve recently unveiled four newly renovated units, which boast the latest in environmentally friendly design and products. After several months of hard work, Concordia staff hosted an open house on Thursday after noon, November 14, and invited the public to take a peek at Units A3, A4, A5 and A6 at the eco-resorts central campus. What were once dark and outunits built in 1993 are now bright and inviting accommodations which feature environmentally friendly design elements throughout, explained Rosanne Ramos Lloyd of Inclusion by Design, who designed the new units. Lloyd is also a Concordia employee and was the project manager for the renovation project. She worked with contractor Ken Betts, Meyer Electric which installed the electrical and solar aspects, Tim Tacquard of Leeward Islands Plumbing, cabinetwork specialist Steve Bond, and Blue Bay Construction which created the countertops. With an eye toward improving the quality of the interior space and the guest experience, improvements to the units included reducing the number of appliances while increasing passive cooling and cross ventilation, explained Lloyd. The units now feature 100 per cent LED lighting, solar hot water and improved water collection and It was important for the design team to maintain the charm and character of the units while getting rid of disposable furniture like roll-away beds, Lloyd added. The units still feature their origsible, and exposed heavy timber rafters and now incorporate chairs and tables from the shuttered Maho Bay Campground. Since Maho Bay Campgrounds closure last year, Estate Concordia is the islands sole eco-resort and has seen an increase in both inter est and business. As environmental design has progressed by leaps and bounds over the past few years, several of the resorts units were simply outdated, explained Lloyd. We redesigned the units because we were no longer maintaining what we call central campus, she said. Instead, we were in constant repair mode and just trying to keep up. We reached a tipping point. As opposed to constantly investing money to keep the old units going, Concordia management decided to improve the units and introduce additional eco features, Lloyd explained. We recognized the amount of energy and resources expended it-up was no longer sustainable, said Lloyd. We took this major repair agenda as an opportunity to improve the guest experience and update systems, bringing Central Campus further into the eco fold. The results are impressive. From the beautiful balconies, St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 3 Friday, Nov. 29th Continued on Page 16Estate Concordia Unveils Four New Sleek, Eco-Friendly UnitsWe recognized the amount of energy and resources expended annually toward the We took this major repair agenda as an opportunity to improve the guest experience Rosanne Ramos Lloyd, Inclusion by DesignINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Cryptoquip ...........................16 Letters .................................14 Historical Bits & Pieces .........6 Island Green Living ...............9 Police Log ...........................19 Senator at Large Reports ...15St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott The four renovated units, designed by Roseanne Ramos Lloyd of Inclusion by Design,


4 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 Bethany Moravian Church Hosting Pre-Christmas Dinner on December 14The community is invited to join the Bethany Moravian Church at its annual Pre-Christmas dinner and fashion show on Saturday, December 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children and are available at the door. For more information call (340) 776-6291 or email St. John Tradewinds Mongoose Junctions annual Evening in the Courtyard will be Friday, November 29, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and is packed with special events for an evening of fun and shopping. It is a great opportunity to do Christmas shopping because for every purchase at any Mongoose retailer The only way to win is to make purchases at stores or restaurants. The drawing will be at 9:15 p.m. and one must be present to win. Mongoose shops will also feature activities and presentations for the evening. Bajo el Sol welcomes back staff member Paula Myles. Be sure to stop in and say hi! The Best of Both Worlds Gallery will be showcasing new work by local artists. Enjoy a 60 percent discount on tons of closeout merchandise at Big Planet one day only! In special recognition of boat captains and crew, one lucky person will win a free handmade Boat Shackle Bracelet from Caravan Gallery, made on St. John by Tom and Alice Krall. Sign up in store for at 9:15 p.m. In appreciation for support and patronage Fabric Mill will offer a 10 percent discount during the Evening of the Courtyard from 5 to 9 p.m. The Friends of the Park store will be celebrating their 25th anniver sary with a storewide sale, plus additional discounts, prizes, and giveaways. Enjoy some champagne while shopping at Little Switzerland. At Portico, customers may select a bottle at purchase. Uncork the message and save 10 to 50 percent off. R&I PATTON goldsmithing is debuting new designs in gemstone rings with diamonds. St. John Brewers Brewtique will be giving away a free koozie with every $25 purchase, a free pint glass with every $75 purchase and a free T-shirt with every $100 purchase. Chef Jim McManus from Kitchen Creole will be on hand at Sugarbirds showing creative ways to use his spice blends. Island Cork invites everyone to stop by for samples of cheese and fruit. Ocean Grill will be ringing in the holidays with a champagne special during the evening. Be sure to stop by the Tap Room for a free appetizer with any purchase over $25. And Virgin Fire celebrates is Grand Opening, so stop in and check it out. Bamboula joins with Bouganvillea to present a fashion show extravaganza of music and color starting at 6 pm. With a Bollywood opening number, the show will feature live drumming, dancing and beauti ful people showing colorful island attire. For more information, contact Michelle Fage at (310)968-3789 or email Michelle@ParadisePlannin gUSVI.comWin a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Mongoose Junctions Evening in the Courtyard November 29 Big things happening at the ReSource Depot! And dont forget to donate, donate, donate!Stop by and meet our new Depot manager, Buddha GaryNow featuring EIGHT containers with: And much, much more! 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: We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA St. John Singers Holiday Concerts Scheduled for December 13 and 15Mark those calendars; the St. John Singers will present two holiday concerts this Christmas season. The choir will perform at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay on Friday, December 13, and at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Sunday, December 15. Both concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students, and will be avail able at the door. ACC Christmas Open House Is Dec. 18Dont miss the St. John Animal Care Centers Christmas Open House on December 18 at the groups animal shelter on Library Road in Cruz Bay. The event will feature yummy food and beverages and lots and lots of adorable kitties and dogs. ACC Winter Gala Set for January 18Mark those calendars for January 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. when the St. John Animal Care Center will host its annual Winter Gala at the Hall House in Estate Chocolate Hole. This years theme is Party Like a Rock Star and guests are encouraged to embrace their inner rocker. Hosts are Joann and Glenn Hall and Adonis Morton will lead the nights Karaoke.


St. John Tradewinds In the aftermath of a Superior Court decision evict ing the St. John Taxi Association from the Cruz Bay taxi stand by November 30, Governor John deJongh, entry point to the island. We have been given an opportunity that I believe in the long term is in the best interest of how this area can be managed for the community as a whole and for our visitors, said deJongh. To achieve this objec tive, I have discussed with the Virgin Islands Port Authority transferring ownership of the taxi stand from the central government to them. arriving at the Loredon L. Boynes, Sr. dock in Cruz Bay, said the governor. The Authority has the staff on St. John as well as the operational experience of managing taxis, limousines and other vehicle for hire services. The ownership transfer would facilitate VIPAs ability to issue a Request for Bids from taxi associations that may be interested in operating the downtown St. John taxi stand which is located in close proximity to the ferry terminal. I have instructed Commissioner Lynn Millin Maduro of the Department of Property and Procurement to work with VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe erty, said deJongh. While the court has ruled that the St. John Taxi Association must vacate the taxi stand, my Administrations greatest concern is that VIPA has the full ability to ensure taxi operations at the dock will be orderly and we will not witness the chaotic atmosphere of the past. DeJonghs Administration will work in tandem with the leadership team at VIPA to complete the plained the governor. The taxi stand in downtown Cruz Bay is located at the gateway to the island for thousands of residents and visitors who arrive and depart from St. John each day, he said. We can ill afford a taxi operation at such a critical location that is not being operated effectively. St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 5 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing DeJongh Directs Transfer of Cruz Bay Taxi Stand Ownership to V.I. Port AuthorityThe taxi stand in downtown Cruz Bay is located at the gateway to the island for thousands of residents and visitors who arrive and depart from St. John each day. We can ill afford a taxi operation at such a critical location that is not being operated effectively. Governor John deJonghHappy Thanksgiving.St. John Tradewinds will extend its next advertising deadline to Friday, November 29th in observance of the holiday. Happy Holidays! CALL 693-9994 for Reservations. Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving Special $28.00 Thursday, Nov. 28 4:30-9:30pm(per person) St. John Tradewinds News Photo File recently transferred ownership of the area, long under the purview of the St. John Taxi Association, to the V.I. Port Authority.


6 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 The 1733 Slave Revolt RememberedSt. John Tradewinds This Friday, November 29, we invite you to work off your turkey by joining a tour of historical sites related to the St. John Enslaved African Revolt of 1733. The tour terminates in a calor ic-burning trek up Fortsberg Hill. This important event has gained new attention because of recent happenings that have given the event new perspectives. A recent Discovery Channel presentation brought attention to the revolt which showed that the event needs new interpretation. The Discovery Channel was mainly a white interpretation of an historic Black event with only cameo appearances by scholars of color. Dr. Paul Leary, a UVI professor and Daily News columnist pointed out the lack of a balanced presentation. The cameo appear ances included those of Dr. Gilbert Sprauve and Professor Gene Emanuel who soon put together a full length rebuttal of the show. To obtain a true picture of the events its advisable to view the Discovery Channel presentation with the rebuttal. This revolt had a precedent in Africa recently documented. In 1680 the Kingdom of the Akwamu captured Fort Christianborg on the African coast. In 1731, the Akwamu were defeated, enslaved, and sent to the New World in chains. They remembered the tactics they used to capture Christianborg and used them to rebel in 1733. (Jon E. Sensbach, Harvard Univer sity Press, 2005.) Its interesting that the absence of whites both as property owners and overseers on the island at the time was a contributing factor to the revolt. We continue to mourn the passing of Professor Gene Emanuel who was a major force in organizing and presenting parts of the program over the last 30 years. Last year, a new teacher from Eudora Kean High School participated in the trek and added the events on St. John to the curriculum for his classes. The summer program at the Johns Folly Learning Instiprogram as well as a strong natural history program. In 2010, the International Military Heritage, (ICOFORT) an advisory group to the UNESCO World Heritage Nominations Committee, visited St. John. This Western Hemisphere. They visited Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands at the prompting and invitation of Historian Milagros Flores of the US National Parks in the Caribbean. The group, with members from Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, was extremely interested in the presentation by Dr. Sprauve on the history of St. John particularly Fortsberg and Caneel. Ive participated in the trek since 1998 and recommend this to all who are interested in St. John history. Some of the sites are on private lands required permission to visit adjacent to the Park while others in the park are interpreted vis--vis the Rebellion. Even though the Fort was reconstructed after the revolt, youll feel the spirits of the enslaved against subjugation and tyranny. Please join the trek. ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed sundays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Kittens Interested in a cute little kitten? Stop by the ACC. Currently there are 20 plus kittens up for adoption from the ages of 3 weeks to 5 months. Both male and females all different colors and patterns.


St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photo a gripping tale in Searching for Sugarman. Evening in the Courtyard! St. Johns Premier Shopping & Dining Destination Just a 5 minute walk from the ferry dockGet in the Spirit with Fun & Festivities Friday, November 29, 5:30 9pm Win a $1000Shopping Spree Pick up a Rae Ticket with every purchase over $10. Be present at 9:15 pm to win!Artful PresentationsBajo el Sol welcomes back sta member Paula Myles. Be sure to stop in and say hi! Best of Both Worlds Gallery will be showcasing new work by local artists. R&I PATTON goldsmithing is debuting new designs in gemstone rings with diamonds!Fashion ShowBamboula joins with Bougainvillea to present a fashion show extravaganza of music and color starting at 6 p.m. With a Bollywood opening number, the show will feature live drumming, dancing and beautiful people showing colorful island attire.Fabulous Oers & RaesBig Planet% o on Tons of close-out merchandise. Black Friday ONLY! Caravan GalleryOne lucky person will win a FREE Handmade Boat Shackle Bracelet, made on St. John by Tom & Alice Krall. Sign up in store for rae. Fabric Millin appreciation for your support and patronage receive a 10% discount from 5-9p.m. Friends of the Park Store will be celebrating their 25th anniversary. Storewide sale (10%, 25%, or 50% o) plus additional discounts, prizes, and giveaways! Nest% o of all purchases Porticoselect a bottle at purchase and uncork your message in a bottle and save 10% to 50% o your purchase! PORTICO linens made on St. John will also be introduced! St. John Brewers Brewtique will be giving away a free koozie with every $25 purchase, a free pint glass with every $75 purchase and a free tee shirt ($20 value) with every $100 purchase.Food & Wine SpecialsIsland Cork invites you to stop by for cheese and fruit with a sample of wine. Little Switzerlandenjoy champagne while shopping! Ocean Grill will be ringing in the holidays with a Champagne SpecialCheers! SugarbirdsChef Jim McManus from Kitchen Creole will be on hand showing creative ways to use his spice blends. Free gift with any purchase over $25. The Tap Room will be oering a free appetizer with every purchase over $25. Virgin Fire celebrates its Grand Opening. Be sure to stop in and check it out! BEACH CAF RESTAURANT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER : : PM SEATING: :, :, : PER PERSON HALF PRICE FOR CHILDREN AGES FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES AND UNDER RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EXT. St. John Tradewinds St. John Film Society will screen Searching for Sugar Man on Tuesday evening, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. The documentary, Searching for Sugar Man tells the story of a musician discovered in a Detroit bar in the late 1960s by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputa tion as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. However, a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the exdirector, replays the life of the artist through a balanced mix of interviews and archival footage interwoven with generous amounts of music from Rodriguezs This not-to-be-missed title won the Best Documentary award at numerous ceremonies including the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Festival, Writers Guild, Directors Guild and Producers Guild. It also took home the Audience Award and the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Arts at 7:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5. SJFS is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Virgin Island Council on the Arts and St John Community Foundation. For more infoSt. John Film Society Screening Searching for Sugarman Dec. 3


8 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 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! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds culinary shoes left at Gallows Point Resort when ZoZos relocated to Caneel Bay. With a deft hand and the perfect amount of spices, Pillai has proven more than up to the task. The restaurant still boasts some of the best sunset views on the island and with cool blue lighting and original artwork by Love Citys Elaine Estern, the Ocean 362 crew has made the space their own. The restaurant hosted it grand opening on Wednesday evening, November 13, and unveiled its menu of contem porary American dishes. Anyone who hasnt stopped by yet should head over this Monday, November 25, through Wednesday, November 27, to enjoy a 20 percent discount for locals. Grab one of the coveted seats at the upstairs bar and watch the sun sink below the horizon over Pillsbury Sound while tasting some of the veteran chefs many delights. Start the night with Pillais showstopping soup. The silky cream of lentil soup with pancetta dust and a drizzle of trufgarlic, tamarind and tomato broth. Other starters include a brushetta with Italian Saga cheese and baby argulua with a raspberry and mango vinaigrette and a salad of local organic greens with heirloom tomatoes in a creamy French boursin dressing. tizer from the varied menu at Ocean 362. Pillais ceviche will change nightly depending on the fresh catch of the day, but will usually feature a presentation with shallots, chives, cilantro, green chilles and coconut oil. Other tempting appetizers are the garlic masala shrimps served with turmeric yucca mash and a sauted herb marinated jumbo sea scallop served with creamy spinach. pulled pork dumplings look enticing. Or try the luscious sauce. Other appetizers at Ocean 362 include a tuna tartar with spicy lime yogurt aioli and a Prosciutto de Parma with cheese. Pillai also features great variety in his entree offerings, and an over the top beef dish. Local mahi mahi is being served with cashew tamarind basmati rice and a tequila, lemon, cilantro and yogurt dressing. Or try a whole roasted bronzino served over a white bean, chickpea and vegetable ragu. Pillai is also offering a lobster risotto with Parmigannoreggiano, pancetta and asparagus as well as a spice crusted, seared sashimi tuna dish features a lemon pilaf and a coconut lobster curry cream. The malabar shrimp curry with cumin pilaf, veggies and lentil crisp is another must try. veal osso buco, stuffed pork tenderloin and the tornadoes of beef tenderloin. The adventurous out there will want to try the 32-ounce, bone-in tomahawk steak being offered for $96. Be sure to save room for dessert as Pillais sweet offer ings are just as enticing as his savory combinations. A full wine list and exciting cocktails await as well. Dinner is served nightly with the sunset lounge opening at 5 p.m. Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. in season and reservations are recommended. For more information and to book at table at Ocean 362 call (340) 776-0001.Ocean 362 Keeps Culinary Standards High at Gallows Point ResortSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro PhotographyThe 32-ounce bone-in tomahawk steak, top right, is for the adventurous, while the velvety cream of lentil soup, top left, is not to be missed at Ocean 362. Tornadoes of beef tenderloin, left, and whole roasted bronzino, above center, also are featured dishes.


St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 9 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 Caravan Gallery invites you to register to win aFree Boat Shackle BraceletIn special recognition of our boat captains and crews, one lucky person will win a FREEHandmade Boat Shackle Bracelet Raffle drawing: Friday, November 29th during Evening in the Courtyard at Mongoose Junction, STJ Register at Up to $230 value, with free engraving! Made on St. John by Tom and Alice Krall www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Friends of VINP Online Auction Is LiveSt. John Tradewinds The 5th Annual Friends of VI National Park Online Auction is now open for bidding and will run until December 8, at 9 p.m. EST (10 pm local time). The signature event raises funds to support programs and projects in the national park, and is just in time for holiday shopping and winter vacation planning. This much-anticipated auction offers great deals on retail goods and services such as jewelry, dining, art, hotel and villa stays and excursions. There are more than 60 items published for bidding and more may be added. Highlights include numerous luxury villa stays, one being seven-nights at On a Clear Day, a new four-bedroom villa at Francis Bay. There is an emerald and diamond suite from R&I PATTON, a Trunk Bay pendant from Freebird Creations, art by Kimberly Boulon, Janet Rutnik and others, dining, excursions, boat trips and much more. Retail values are from $100 to $12,000 and bidding starts at about one third on most items. The auction is a great place to shop for a St. John vacation or on villa or hotel stays for visiting family. This years goal is to raise $35,000 to support Friends mission of the protection and preser vation of the natural and cultural resources of VINP and to promote the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure. Any business or villa owner which would like to be promoted through this event, should contact Friends of VINPs development director Karen Vahling at 779-4940 or View the auction now and place those bids at www.biddingforgood. com/friendsvinp. St. John Tradewinds News Photo Get a great deal on day charter trips while supporting St. John Tradewinds Respecting our environment is everyones business. Sadly, I have been seeing more and more trash strewn about Cruz Bay like its no ones business. Its really disgusting. Whatever happened to our pride in St. John being a clean and green island? Are we going to let trash pile up on our sidewalks and streets until tourists will not want to visit due to our litter problem? Tourism is the economic catalyst for our liveli hoods, and when visitors leave here with an impression of a dirty place, they will spend their money somewhere else next time. I see the problem of litter as twofold. First, there are not many trash receptacles around town. We need to install more trash barrels and see that they are emptied regularly. I hope the National Park and Public Works will place more barrels around. Businesses should do their part also; after all, they are the ones selling the soda cans, beer bottles, mixed drink cups, styrofoam food containers, and plastic bags that I see littering our streets or even worse, Second, we all need to pick up trash when we see it. Its not a hard thing to do! And its a great way to make a contribution to our community. Ive started bringing along a plastic bag to pick up trash on my way to work in the morning. The future of St. John is in the hands of everyone who lives here, and you will be amazed how good it makes you feel when you help out the environment. We also need to ask the people who are carelessly throwing their trash around to please stop, and point out the trash receptacles for them. Let them know we care about our island. Talk to your children about litter and explain that it is disrespectful to throw trash around. A good friend of mine here just returned from a cruise. His biggest complaint was the trash on many of the other islands he visited. Do we want to be like those islands? Or do we want to be the emerald green island of the Caribbean? The choice is ours. Give a hoot and dont pollute! For a greener tomorrow.I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Respecting Our Environment


10 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 Students Celebrate Completion of Governors Reading Challenge with Parade, Prizes and GamesBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh hosted a celebration on Saturday, November 9, for more than 100 students on St. John who completed his Governors Reading Challenge over the summer. Reading Challenge. On November 9 more than 100 of those students along with many parents joined deJongh for a celebratory parade through Cruz Bay. Starting at the V.I. National Park dock, deJongh led the parade to the Julius E. Sprauve School, where students enjoyed face painting, arts and crafts, making balloon animals and a hula hoop contest. Students even had the chance to enjoy a bounce house, which was donated for the event. Of course no one went away hungry as the party featured veggie burgers, hamburgers, hotdogs, fruit Market. In addition to the fun, games and food, several were donated by Holiday Homes, Caravan Gallery, Verace, Chelsea Drug Store, Courtesy Car Rent and St. John Car Rental. The winners of the Kindles were Samantha JeanJacques, DeShawna Davis, Zane Phillips, Gmoi Chichester, Atria Walsh and KeAndra Hall. The grand prize of the day was an Ipad Mini which was donated by Dr. Brian Bacot and won by Alyssa Paris. St. John students and parents enjoyed the day, which would not have been possible without the many donations from local businesses, explained commu nity activist Alice Krall. Donations were made by Boyson Inc. and Captain Calvin Thomas, Bob OConnor Jr., Jerry Lake, adise Gas and Dalton Weeks, according to Krall Of course JESS Principal Dionne Wells and was an excellent host, she said. And Guy Benjamin School Principal Brenda Dalmida brought out some Rotary Interact students to help. Many people volunteered their time to ensure the afternoons success, Krall added. I know we cant name them all, she said. But two of the people who helped were Daniel Bastian, who did a lot of the grilling, and Shawn Frett who helped with the audio in the cafeteria. Congratulations St. John student readers! PET SUPPLIESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING FISH tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com FULL VETERINARY SER VICES SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds STRONGHOUSE CONSTRUCTIONThe Concrete Specialist Excellence in quality work on schedule T: (340) 513-4538 (340) 777-7556 E: St. John Tradewinds News Photos Governor John deJongh and Alice Krall with Samantha Jean-Jacques who won a Kindle at the celebration.


St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 11 Vicky Ann Pedersen of Frederiksted, St. Croix passed away peacefully in her brother and sister-in-laws Dupuyer, Montana home on November 1, 2013. She was 49. Vicky was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 7, 1964 to Robert and June Pedersen. She graduated from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn IL in 1982, 20th in her class and already an accomplished cross country runner. She graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a BA in anthropology in 1986. Vicky moved to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands in the fall of 1986. On St. John, she became an esteemed yoga instructor, massage therapist, realtor and owner/ operator of her own vacation rentals. In 2004, Vicky moved to Frederiksted St. Croix and purchased a Danish Parsonage built in the 1800s. She worked tirelessly to renovate the property and developed a successful vacation rental business featuring yoga, massage and the wellattended Jasmine Manor Concert Series. Vicky ran the Chicago Marathon in 2008 and the Boston Marathon in 2009. Vicky is predeceased by her mother, June Pedersen. She is survived by her father, Robert Pedersen; her brother and sisterin-law, Virgil Pedersen and Laura Miller; her sister, Susan Pedersen-Wilson; niece and nephew, Melissa and R.J. Wilson and so many friends and extended family members too numerous to mention. In lieu of owers, donations to Cancer Support VI, St. John Revolving Fund or hospice care in your area are much appreciated.Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:30pm St. Croix Country Club, Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2-5pm Salon Estem, 490 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL Sunday, December 15, 2013, 5-6:30pm S/V Kekoa, St. John, VI St. John Tradewinds Not many people can say they do what they love in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Well-known East End artist Sloop Jones is lucky enough to be able to say just that, and this year he celebrates 25 years of bringing color and happiness to Love City. Today, Sloop is most well-known for his handpainted clothing, whose distinct bright colors and tropical themes are easily recognized by those who live on and love St. John. Hes also expanded his creative outlets with St. John Antennas, providing satel lite TV and wireless devices. Massachusetts, he had a bit of experience with handpainted clothing under his belt. Before arriving in Love City, Sloop worked with a partner in Central America manufacturing turtlenecks. When a mistake was made in the production of 300 turtlenecks and they couldnt be sold to their intended buyer, Sloop stepped in with his paintbrush and, by hand, painted each one. The turtlenecks were subsequently sold at clothing stores and craft shows in and around the Boston area. This was the beginning of his propensity to paint everything he could get his hands on. Sloop and his wife Barbara were immediately drawn to the East End upon their arrival in St. John. Cruz Bay was too much for me, he recalled. We looked all over the place, and there was a house at the end of the road here on the East End. It was a little West Indian cottage on the beach that had a 60-foot clothesline in the yard. We took that as a sign, he said. The pitch pine shack had been disassembled and brought over from Tortola on a sloop in the 1890s. The rooms were exceedingly small with eight foot ceilings, but the size of his domicile did nothing to quash Sloops creative spirit. sail cloth, a 55-gallon drum, and a piece of plywood, Sloop began churning out his hand-painted creations intended for wholesale in the states and down island. Before long, his pieces hanging out to dry in the yard began to attract some attention. Tourists would walk into the yard and say, What are you doing? said Sloop. We werent thinking too much about retailing here. Then people wanted to buy the clothes they saw hanging in the yard, so we started selling to them. At the height of his wholesale career, Sloops pieces were being retailed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the BVIs, and down island. Although he wasnt putting much effort into attracting tourist business through the 80s and 90s, a stint at Long Point on the East End where visitors had to drive three-quarters of a mile down a dirt road to reach his two-walled shack. Sloop and Barbara purchased the East End home where theyre located today in 1997, still focusing on their wholesale business. Our wholesale business was really great, so we werent paying too much attention to the tourist business, said Sloop. Somewhere after 2001, a lot of people we did business with in the wholesale arena went out of business. We just sort of turned ourselves in different directions. Sloop dabbled in home dcor and other art-related Dish and Dat, in 2007. The steady income stream from Dish and Dat allowed Sloop to be more relaxed about focusing on selling his hand-painted clothing solely on St. John. Even as the availability of Sloops creations has dwindled, with his clothing being sold exclusively at his East End home and studio and at his website,, loyal followers and new customers alike continue to seek him out. Its wonderful to see people come back every year, said Sloop. I see kids whose parents started buying our clothes for them when they were three years old, and now theyre in their 20s bringing their own kids back. Its nice for me to do something that makes people really happy. I never did anything that I felt made people so happy consistently until I started doing this, he said. I feel like Im rewarded every day, doing what I was meant to do. To celebrate his 25th year in business on St. John, Sloop kicked off his Shirt of Art workshops, teaching visitors how to embrace their inner artist and make their own hand-painted clothing, in effect passing on the torch. I know that Im not going to be around forever, and I want people to know that anybody can do what I do if they realize they have the talent, said Sloop. The Shirt of Art workshops are what were doing to celebrate the next 25 years, or however many years we have left.Sloop Jones Celebrates 25 Colorful Years on St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Sloop JonesSloop Jones hard at work on the around 2005.


12 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 Enjoy Jaw-Dropping Views from Cinnamon Bay EstateBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Enjoy unparalleled views of the breath-taking North Shore from the privacy of your own deck at Cinnamon Bay Estate. This three bedroom, three and a half bath, villa nestled in complete privacy in Estate Catherineberg is for sale for $3.599 million, explained Holiday Homes broker owner Christie ONeil. The most impressive, and unique, feature of this home is that it borders V.I. National Park land, said ONeil. This is a truly lovely home in Estate Catherineberg which offers maximum privacy. From the minute you enter this luxurious and one-of-a-kind home with jaw-dropping views of the stunning alabaster coastline of the islands famed north shore, you will not want to leave. Cinnamon Bay Estate is just a short drive from some of the best beaches on St. John and only a few minutes from the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay. The home is perched on a pristine hillside and is completely gated for the utmost in privacy. Wrap around decks offer plenty of space to stretch out and soak up that view or enjoy a meal al fresco while enjoying the cooling trade winds. Or lounge by the refreshing pool and make a day of staying home. The inside of this impressive home is just as stunning as the outside, ONeil added. Like the setting, the villa itself is superb and beautifully appointed, she said.. Step through the nine-foot mahogany doors and your jaw will drop as you gaze through the 23foot wall of glass which reveals a view to rival any found in the Caribbean. Some of the features of this luxurious villa include 35 foot beamed cathedral ceilings, terra living area. Cinnamon Bay Estate is the clusive, yet comfortable and inviting island home, said ONeil. The 35 foot beamed cathedral ceiling with skylights gives the living area a grand feeling, while the rattan and wicker furniture and the accessories impart a tropical essence. The kitchen has been recently renovated and features custom mahogany cabinets, stainless steel appliances and those amazing views. A covered dining area just off the kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee while planning the days adventures. All bedrooms are beautifully appointed and boast en suite baths with the master bath even including a relaxing jacuzzi tub. Lush, tropical landscaping completes the idyll of the secluded Shangri-la that is Cinnamon Bay Estate. For more information on this special property call ONeil at Holiday Homes at (340) 774-8088 or on her cell phone at (340) 9987451. GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM Reg. $304 NOW ONLY $274Located within Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 / e: info@islandcork.com1-Turley Juvenile Zinfandel @$25 1-Turley Cinsault @$25 2-Napa Cellars Pinot Noir @ $25ea 2-Napa Cellars Chardonnay @$22ea 2-75 Wine Company e Sum @$32ea 2-75 Wine Company Cabernet @$29ea 1-Bellvue White Bordeaux @$19 1-Bellvue Red Bordeaux @$19 MIXED CASE OF THE MONTH Enjoy 10% o already low pricing with cash or check.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Bajo el Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction is kicking off its season with an exciting opening show featuring work by Kim Nogueira and Steve Simonsen on Friday evening, December 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. and no one will not want to miss the chance to check out her impressive collection of wearable art jewelry and automatons of mechanical wonders. Using tiny antique household objects and vintage childhood toys, I examine the fragility and endur ance of childhood wonder and its profound effect on our everyday adult lives, Nogueira explained in her artist statement. By incor porating movement in this work, I hope to engage the wearers sense of responsibility as well as draw attention to the marvels of everyday life. Nogueira uses her goldsmith expertise combined with her skills in metal clay and enamelling to create wonder-inducing pieces of wearable art that are both beautiful and fascinating. The painstaking art of crafting movable pieces in these little wonders, called automatons, bring out the inner child in everyone. Many of Nogueiras pieces evoke childhood memories and are reminiscent of antique toys. She puts the jewelry together with movable pieces which delight ones imagination while engaging one to touch and play with the piece. Employing the traditional fabrication techniques of the goldsmith in combination with metal clay and often enamelling, I explore the curious interplay between past, present and future as it relates to memory, emotion, childhood wonder, possibility and responsibility, the artist explained on her St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 13 Photo by Steve SimonsenSimonsen will feature work focused on, and often in, Conditions apply. Scotiabank Standard MasterCard holders are required to spend a minimum of $600 to qualify for the $20 bonus reward and Scotiabank Gold MasterCard holders are required to spend a minimum of $900 to qualify for the $20 bonus reward, between November 1 and December 27, 2013. Scotiabank PriceSmart Diamond MasterCard and ScotiaLine Gold MasterCard are not eligible for the bonus reward. Visit the branch or for full Terms & Conditions. Subject to the Scotiabank Cash Back Rewards Program Terms & Conditions. Trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Bajo el Sol Kicks off Season with Noguiera and Simonsen Opening Show December 6HAPPY THANKSGIVING.The staff of St. John Tradewinds features a touching circus scene where the ringmaster waves his hat at a young girl riding by on horseback. Continued from Page 17


14 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: FRIDA Y, NOV. 29th2012Homicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Rapes: 1 2013-TO-DATE 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsIn todays world, where you can tweet, email, text, Facebook, video conference and Skype, the entire planet can be your neighbor. We can share our lives with people on an intimate level in a matter of minutes. With all these forms of communication, have we become better neighbors? Are we using these advances to love, care, listen and support each other? Or is it just as easy to delete a friend if things get rough? The Biblical story of the Good Samaritan demonstrates what a good neighbor is. He saw a wounded man and took action. Instead of forming a committee prevent further attacks, he bandaged his wounds, put him on the donkey and transported the victim to the inn. He also paid the innkeeper to take care of the victim until he returned. This act of kindness speaks volumes about the character of the Good Samaritan. We live on a small island where the local gossip tells us all about a persons business. Will we talk about each other and neglect to offer assistance? Some folks wont ask for help and some will refuse, but there are some who are a paycheck away from eviction and starvation. We cannot be a city of love if there is no hope that people still care enough to stop, reach out a hand, pick someone up and offer them a solution. Many of us dont show wounds on the outside. Broken dreams, relationships, marriages, businesses day becomes a struggle to get up and keep on living. Support groups for mainstream addictions are avail able, but other problems are usually swept under the rug. While we try to hide our problems, this prevents us from facing and dealing with these issues. To be honest, it may take someone who is hurting to help a person in that same condition. But that doesnt mean that a trained counselor or friend should not also be involved. Sometimes wounds are so deep that long-term care is needed. Natural disasters and funerals bring people togeth er in a time of need. Just as it takes time, patience and work to rebuild, let us remember that life is the most precious gift. I am your neighbor, Emmanuel PrinceLately, between 3:30 and 4 p.m., the school bus has been stopping at the roundabout to discharge an entire bus load of children. I recall this used to be done on the quiet side street by Sprauve School. Now the busiest intersection in Cruz Bay is tied up for 10 minutes Monday through Friday, at a very busy time of day. Junction, the Catholic Church, and way up Centerline Road. Wouldnt it be far less disruptive, and safer too, to let the children disembark on the quiet side street, next to the school, than to drop them at this very hectic intersection? Is there some compelling reason to Especially as we are coming into high season, unnecessary and possibly even dangerous thing to do. I would have called, or sent this letter to the Board of Education, but I am not sure who to contact. Does anyone else agree? Does anyone know who to call? Michael Beason School Bus Ties Up Busiest Intersection of Cruz BayWe have one road to Coral Bay. For many years residents have been trying to get the government to upgrade a second road which residents could use to get out of Coral Bay. It is possible to get out of Coral Bay through Bordeaux if you have a vehicle that can make it up the hill, which most people do not. It is unlikely that emergency vehicles could make it in and out of Coral Bay this way. For over three years sections of the one road in and out of Coral Bay has been restricted to one lane, and that one lane is becoming more dangerous because the land slide that created the problem is continu ously getting worse. If we have a major rain storm at any time, it is very likely that the road will totally slide away and there will be no way in or out of Coral Bay. For almost as many years as it has been in operation the VI Lottery has been losing money. Unsold tickets somehow win prizes, illegal contracts are signed with gambling companies to operate gambling machines in restaurants in bars on St. John and St. Thomas. How does this happen? We do not need a Territory Lottery System that loses money. It is time that the Senate tell Rickie that he has to retire and close the lottery. We could allow the street vendors to sell Power Ball and Puerto Rican Lottery tickets if it is important that they continue to sell tickets. It is noted in all studies of gambling that the people who gamble and lose, which includes the majority of people who gamble, are predominately the lower income people in a community. Whatever income that the Government makes from these machines comes from the pockets of the people who can least afford Continued on Page 18


St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 15 Senator-at-Large ReportBy Senator Craig BarshingerKeeping St. John Capital Improvement Fund for Capital Improvements St. John Tradewinds Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! We have much to be thankful for this year. An economy that is recovering and strong tourist bookings. Plenty of rain but no hurricanes. As I reported in October, the Legislature disallowed the Governors request to raid the St. John Capital Improvement Fund in order to haul trash. By voting no, my courageous colleagues showed solidarity with St. John. This no vote left the budget out-ofbalance, however, so I proposed a solution which my colleagues acted on in our November 4 Session. We tapped the St. John Capital Improvement Fund than hauling trash, the money would go for genuine capital expenditures. This included money to Public terline Road (Rt 10) in Coral Bay, rather than waiting until April when Federal Funds are to be available. In fact, we will essentially advance the money, then when the Federal money comes in, we will place it back in the St. John Capital Improvement Fund. The balance of the appropriation went to the Waste Management Authority to get started on Convenience Recycling centers for Coral Bay and for Susannaberg. By giving this money to WMA, it was able to as it should be, as neither St. Croix nor St. Thomas bleed money out of a capital improvement fund in order to haul trash. St. John simply demands fair and equal treatment! In October I reported that the Legislature passed a small omnibus bill. We referred to is a the minibus, because it was fewer than 15 pages and contained fortunately, the Governor vetoed the minibus. He took exceptions to several sections and clearly explained his objections in his veto message. He agreed with many of the sections, including the section that adjusted our plan to acquire the Parcel 7 Remainder property in Coral Bay for public use and allow the owner to pay back property taxes. Rather than override the Governors veto, we reworked it and brought the minibus back on November 19 Session, where it passed. The Governor is expected to sign this bill into law, because it is a second go-around and because we allowed him lineitem veto authority on this minibus. This means that he can strike any section that he objects to without vetoing the entire bill. The acquisition of Parcel 7 Remainder will be very big for St. John. We will get land for a Recycling Convenience Center that will enable St. John residents to dispose of all kinds of solid waste in a civilized and convenient fashion. No more dumpsters by the side of the road, leaking ooze into the mangroves! There is an excellent Convenience Center on St. Croix in Peters Rest. Working with WMA, we plan one for St. John that is as good or even better. (One is also planned for Susannaberg Transfer Station.). In addition, the historic Marsh Estate ruins will be preserved and made accessible to the public. There is the possibility of a cultural attraction that will bring this estate to life. There will be trails through the property where walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and perhaps even horseback riders can exercise in safety and beauty. St. John has two Senior Centers, one at Adrian and one a St. Ursulas. The Department of Human Services plans to close the Adrian Center and merge it with St. Ursulas Center. The plan is to operate only two days per week. These actions are being done because two programs. St. Thomas and St. Croix are facing similar actions. I met with DHS Commissioner Finch and Assistant Commissioner Michal Rhymer-Charles, then with the seniors at St. Ursulas. The seniors like being together. The meal they share is not so important as being together. They are totally against cutting to cept merging Adrian and St. Ursulas into one Senior Center at St. Ursulas. They are concerned that some of the staff who they are accustomed to will no longer be funded. One idea that might work is to have DHS staff from Adrian work at the combined Senior Center two days in on the other three days. One day per week the seniors go shopping on St. Thomas on the Dial A Ride or senior bus. One day per week they go to Hawksnest or another beach. That leaves one extra day at St. Ursulas. Commissioner Finch seems to think this plan is workable, as do a number of St. John clergy. Let us work together to give our seniors the fellowship and fun they desire. They gave us the gift of life and tended to our needs as youngsters. It is only right to honor them by returning the favor. It was a pleasure to attend the re-dedication of the Pine Piece Basketball Court. Through the efforts of many people and organizations, the court has been elevated, resurfaced, and lighted. I will say a few words on a territorial issue: HOVENSA. By an 8-7 margin, the 4th Amendment ber 4. If indeed a sale follows, the harm done by rati fying will not be severe. If there is no sale, then we have taken a huge blow. The legal analysis done by the Legislatures Legal Counsel revealed that the 4th Amendment Agreement was a very bad deal for the Continued on Page 18


16 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 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 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 Freshwater Church Sunday Service 10 a.m; Monday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Thursday Womens Bible Study 9 a.m. Saturday Mens Bible Study 10 a.m. Follow us on Facebook for Locations or call (340) 514-6578 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Church Directory Concordia Unveils Four New Sleek, Eco-Friendly Unitssleek cabinets and oversized showers to the breezy rooms and well-thought-out out use of space, these new units feel open and airy. Although there are more updates at Concordia planned, management at the eco-resort decided to begin with Units A3 through A6 because they saw the slowest bookings, Lloyd explained. We have six buildings with nine units to tackle, said Lloyd. Our strategy was to start with the units that are the last to book; our least revenue producing units. It seems likely that these four units will go from seeing the fewest bookings to seeing some of the most bookings. and plumbing, Lloyd added. Then we considered proximity of systems to update and bundled the location to A3, A4, A5 and A6, larger, so this phase gave us an opportunity to work out the details on a smaller scale. The units book for between $195 and $275 per night. For more information on Estate Concordia, check out For more information about Inclusion by Design LLC, check out Continued from Page 3St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Newly renovated units at Concordia lighting and spacious decks.


St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 17 Villa owners and managers!Become a member today of the Island Green Living Associations Green Villa Program!* Want a competitive edge in the rental market? Want to lower your energy costs? Want your villa to be featured in popular tourist magazines, newspapers, travel blogs, and more? Want to help establish St. John as an ecotourism destination while preserving the natural beauty of our island? Green up your villa to earn various rewards and incentives. Youll be improving your villas operations while helping to promote St. John as a green island. Learn more at website, I draw on inspiration from my extensive collection of turn-of-thecentury and mid-twentieth century vending machine toys and tiny antique playthings to form these connections. By adding interactivity with movement and mechanics, my automata work engages the wearer them to participate in my narrative, she explained. Can I open this? Can I turn this crank? Often the answer to those questions is a delighted Yes. Cranks do turn, a small boy eats a pink colored cotton candy, a sailboat rides blue and white waves, or a ringmaster waves to a young girl passing by standing atop a horse. All of these elements are found in Nogueiras work which suggest travel, dreams and wonderment. I suggest fragility by action and concurrently attempt to ignite a feeling of wonder and curiosand forms and is drawn into the atmosphere of my message, said Nogueira. Wonder is an emotion that asks you to expand your horizons, explore possibilities and consequently feel responsible, especially if what you are wondering palm of your hand, and be worn over your heart. It is my hope that this oftenburied emotion, in combination with the questions, issues, and individual piece, will be a part of moving our society forward in a way that is respectful of the earth and its astonishing biodiversity, she said. Nogueira, whose work on each piece can take months at a time, is always learning new techniques and challenges herself with every piece she crafts. A lot of the things I make, I dont know how to do them when I begin, she said. I come up with an idea or a concept that is beyond my skill level and then I force myself to learn how to do it. Nogueira has been working in the small world of automata for two years now and been racking up awards and accolades. Recent juried Mitsubishi Materials Corps Tales of the Heart competition in February 2013, where her mechanical memory box in honor of her son, Reliquary of Childhood Memories, amazed the judges. Her work will also appear in two books out next year, Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches, and Pin Stems by Lorena Angulo and Lark Books Beads. The artist credits a childhood growing up in New England and a lifelong love of antiques for her interest in automata and her attraction to what she calls archetypal To me these are very archethe dreamer, the traveler, she said. Its about following your heart and your intention. The mom and the son with a suitcase; they are joining the circus or not maybe. The lion is for courage and strength. While many of the elements are personal for the artist, the messages are universal. The viewer is left to interpret for themselves if the mother and son are running away or towards something, which adds to the delight of Nogueiras pieces. Viewers can create their own story lines, she said. Another amazing about Nogueiras work for the Bajo show is that the pieces while having moving parts and evoking emotion and wonder are also wearable jewelry. Joining Nogueira on December 6 will be work by renowned St. John photographer Steven Simonsen who will be showcasing recent work highlighting his very favorite element; water. For this show we are showcasing what Steve does best, which is shooting in, under and around the water, according to his artists statement. There will be framed 12x12 to 18x24. Most of the images were captured in the Virgin Islands. The collection is a combination of art and science, underwater portraits of marine life and people with beach scenics, aerial and split level views, according to the statement. Dont miss the opening reception for Nogueira and Simonsen on Friday, Decmber 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bajo el Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction. Continued from Page 13 above.Noguiera and Simonsen Opening Show December 6


18 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 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 & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Green BuildingIsland Green Building Association check for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; Theodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos 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 Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 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 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Continued from Page 15 better way to assure that the Government makes as much money as possible from it and that it does not get spent running the Lottery. It is starting to get to be Fish Fry season again. It is the time in the VI that the wanna-be leaders start to advertise. It is the time that the citizens in the VI should start to be concerned about the leadership of the community. Do you think that if St. John had a Senator he or she would be powerful enough to get the Department that if St. John had an Island Administrator that was elected rather than appointed by the Governor that Centerline Road and begin to develop a plan for a second access in and out of Coral Bay? I do. The community has made a lot of progress in the last few years but we still have a lot to take care of and it is very important to evaluate our potential lead ers on what kind of leaders they will be, not which ones have the best Fish Fries. Just a thought. Greg Miller Continued from Page 14 Virgin Islands. It was full of holes. It had so much ambiguity that we have weakened our position if we ultimately have to go to Court to sue HOVENSA for their breach of contract. A company called TXSER hovered in the Chambers all day on November 4. This Texas-based group claims to want to buy HOVENSA. Two representatives said strenuously that they wanted the 4th Amendment Agreement to pass. (Another potential buyer, New Generation Power was not present and did not favor the 4th Amendment Agreement). assets or business history. This suggested to me that they might even be a sham company, set up to per suade senators to vote for the 4th Amendment Agreement. A multi-billion dollar company like Hess Oil (one of HOVENSAs owners) could arrange a sham company like TXSER in order to further HOVENSAs own goals. Forgive me for being cynical, but it is my job to get the best deal possible for Virgin Islanders and to use my entire life experience in doing so. I do not like to see the Virgin Islands negotiating poorly on its own behalf. We are going to have a new bank in Cruz Bay. Banco Popular is going in right next to the Cruz Bay dock and Mooies. More banks means more competition for your business. For those who already bank with Banco Popular, it will eliminate the need to make a special trip to Red Hook. Are you concerned about parking? The new bank has no adjacent parking. Perhaps it is renting parking spaces within 500 feet, as the law provides. As a community, we continue to struggle with parking. The law clearly provides eight pages of requirements for off-street parking. If we had followed them, Cruz Bay would not be so congested. I still remember the Cruz Bay of 35 years ago when it was an open village without even a hint of congestion. Year after year businesses opened without providing the parking required by law. They just thought that someone else would provide the parking, and often claimed parking spaces on their building per mits that was already claimed by others. We achieved some relief in recent years in two ways. Private parking businesses sprang up to offer for-pay parking, Enighed Port. Your Legislature funded a St. John Planner and eventually DPNR hired Stuart Smith, as a St. Thomas/ tent to work full-time and blending the various community interests and needs to make sure that problems like parking, roads, sidewalks and utility wires were all done consciously, rather than piecemeal. He is now serving as CZM director, where he is doing a islature gave clear policy guidance to the Executive Branch and it was not followed. met several times. Catherine Stephen or I attended each meeting, as we tried to develop ways of enhancing the Cruz Bay and St. John waterfront experience. We felt this was very important because every visitor and every resident have to come to St. John by water. All of our goods arrive by water. Stuart Smith attended these meetings. I tried to turn the Marine Issues Committee over to him, at a time when he was till the St. Thomas-St. John Planner. He was not comfortable with this, and it seemed that there was already an understanding from within DPNR that he would be moving to CZM. One issue that the Marine Issues Committee was working on was the removal of the ghastly fencing around the Cruz Bay Dock. With citizens working together, the Port Authority would prepare a waiver to the Coast Guard and Homeland Security that will allow the fences to be removed. In my opinion, the only legitimate barriers on our dock are those that guide passengers to the correct boat. We are looking for safety and crowd-control. There are ugly metal spikes poking right over the lovely Welcome to St. John sign that tourists like to photograph when the arrive. It is clear that the executive branch is not going to provide a St. John planner in the near future, so Im offering to guide a group of residents who want to push for a waiver and get the fences removed. I know that some readers may want the Senator at large to just make it happen. Unfortunately, it doesnt work that way. Some things are won by votes issue will require activism; its not a legislative issue. It may only take 25 people perhaps an hour per week but we need People Power. Contact Catherine Stephen at 693-8061 if you are interested. Please enjoy your Thanksgiving. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Senator At Large.Keeping STJ Capital Improvement Fund for Capital Improvements


St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 19 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers doubts there will be a further reduction in crime until everyone comes forward Crime Stoppers allows you to do that anonymously, with no fear of retaliation and without having to testify in a court of law. If you know something, say something. St. John On Thursday, November 14, at about 3:30 p.m., police received a report that a handbag had been stolen at Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay. The bag contained important documents, a black iPhone 4S in a purple and green otter box phone case and $1,000. Help law enforcement identify the thief. St. Thomas On Thursday, October 17, a man reported that at 10:25 p.m. he left Mango Tree Bar in Smith Bay walking toward his vehicle parked on the opposite side of the street when he heard a male voice call his name. As he looked back he saw an individual and then suddenly heard rapid gun shots. As he took off running he observed someone running behind him, but could not see his face. He then jumped over a fence onto the main roadway where he realized he had been shot several times. St. Croix Crime Stoppers and law enforcement are asking for your assistance regarding a robbery that occurred at the Williams Delight Head Start Center masked individuals robbed a 37-year-old father and his 19-year-old friend at gun point after he dropped his daughter off at the center. The father was shot as he tried to elude the robbers. These thugs put childrens lives in jeopardy by shooting towards the building. Step up; tell us what you know and help put an end to these incidents. Be part of the solution. Tell us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www. or by calling 1-800-222TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsFriday, November 15 9:33 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music coming from her neighbors house. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, November 16 p/r that he removed a male from Frank Powell Park who was illegally selling items without proper authorization. Police assistance. 10:19 p.m. A citizen p/r a disturbance in progress at the Lumberyard. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, November 17 3:05 p.m. A Cactus Hill resident c/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 7:44 p.m. A Wharfside Village business employee c/requesting police assistance with a mental patient causing a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 8:01 p.m. A citizen c/r hear 8:08 p.m. A Cactus Hill resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 9:46 p.m. A visitor from PA c/r that a male left a message on the answering machine at the villa he is staying in saying he is going to burglarize the villa. Telephone harassment. Monday, November 18 12:01 a.m. A citizen c/r that his wife came to the Lumber yard and created a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. T uesday, November 19 2:41 p.m. An Estate Emmaus resident c/r that her neighbor is yelling and cursing her and the kids. Disturbance of the peace. W ednesday, November 20 10:32 a.m. A citizen c/r a Thursday, November 21 3:49 p.m. A citizen c/r a hit and run in the area of Cruz Bay. Auto collision. 8:10 p.m. A Wharfside Village business employee c/r that a woman was passed out on the ground. Police assistance. 10:16 p.m. A citizen c/r that she saw someone in her apartment. Police assistance. Friday, November 22 11:36 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a distur bance at her home. Disturbance of the peace. EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333St. John Tradewinds News Photo Sisterhood Agenda founder Angela Coleman accepts a Community Partnership Award. Sisterhood Agenda Earns Community Partnerships AwardSt. John Tradewinds Partnerships in Hope announced last week that Sisterhood Agenda is the recipient of the 2013 St. John Community Partnerships Award. Sisterhood Agenda will receive $1,000 to support the organizations youth empowerment programs. Partnerships in Hope is delighted over the response to the award, said Adraine Kreglo, award coordinator. We received a total of seven agencies, schools, and churches. The judges were inspired by the inexpanding the awards next year. The St. John Community Partnerships Award was created by local residents of St. John. The inaugural award focused on agencies assisting local children. The group hopes to expand the award program in 2014.


20 St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263Thursday, November 28 The St. John Landsharks will be hosting their annual Turkey Day 5K on Thanksgiving morning, November 28. Friday, November 29 The St. John Historical Society will join the Forstberg Committee on Friday, November 29, for the annual walk to Fortsberg. Participants are asked to park near the V.I. National Park visitors center and meet at the entrance to the Cruz Bay Battery at 9:10 a.m. An orientation will then take place at the VINP visitors center. Those going by bus are asked to make a $25 cash contribution for adults, and $12 for children. Those going in their own vehicles, $15 contribution. For more information, contact Dr. Gilbert Sprauve at 344-3556. T uesday, December 3 St. John Film Society will screen Searching for Sugar Man on Tuesday evening, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. Saturday, December 7 The CBCC is planning a Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar, a large community outreach program and fundraising event on Saturday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pickles in Paradise. December 13 and 15 Mark those calendars; the St. John Singers will present two holiday concerts this Christmas season. The choir will perform at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay on Friday, December 13, and at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Sunday, December 15. Both concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students, and will be available at the door. Saturday, December 14 The community is invited to join the Bethany Moravian Church at its annual Pre-Christmas dinner and fashion show on Saturday, December 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children and are available at the door. W ednesday, December 18 The St. John Animal Care Centers Christmas Open House is on December 18 at the groups animal shelter on Library Road in Cruz Bay.AM I BLUE?ACROSS 1 Freeway exit structure 8 Seasoned veteran 14 Spirits desk, say table 45 Hotel Bible name 48 Jamaican sectarian 56 Rapacious mitts 59 For little cost 64 Greek consonants 65 Irritate 71 Pacify 74 Eight of their names are featured in this puzzle 76 Pub pastime no moving parts 84 Madames of Madrid 86 Pretty large portion 89 Letters on a PC key 94 Lauder of perfumery 99 Put in a box 115 Counterpart to digital 117 Rx writers 119 Rocket org. sickle badge 1 Eight, to Juan 4 Give a new meaning to Hayworth 6 Nothing more than 11 Composes 14 Give a smile 15 Cause for a mistrial 18 City of Italy 19 Blossom supporters are won 46 Have meals delivered 49 Large desert 55 Merit badge holder 58 Opp. of withdrawal 59 Surrender 65 Nativity scene 67 Not moored 68 So as to be countable e.g. 91 Vice 98 Stipulations vindaloo guides 116 Faun, in part novel


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SAGO COTTAGE adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonder ful down island views and great rental his tory. ENIGHED GARDENS is a 5x4 ma sonry home in gated .46 ac. garden setting with spectacular views over Pillsbury Sound. Flexible oor plan, ex pansive decks, won derful poten tial as is. I NCOME PRODUCER 4 Unit Multifamily. Rare opportunity to own a multiunit property close to Cruz Bay with big ocean views sitting on the hillside above the Westin Re sort! VILLA MIMOSA IS A BEST BUY! bedroom private rental home with pool-awesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Priced to sell. The Company that gives back to St. John $975,000 MLS 13-207 $4,600,000 MLS 10-44 VIDEO $650,000 MLS 12-176$2,999,000 MLS 11-59$725,000 MLS 13-459 $2,990,000 MLS 13-481 $7,500,000 MLS 11-385 VIDEO PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED! $249,000 MLS 12-177 $499,000 MLS 13-347 $895,000 MLS 13-128 $395,000 MLS 13-410 $3,095,000 MLS 13-454 VIDEO $1,325,000 MLS 12-31 $795,000 MLS 11-359 RAINBOWS END AT BATTERY HILLclean and cheerfully decorated poolside condo is conveniently close to town w/ nicely manicured grounds. Seller says make an offer! $465,000 MLS 12-358$995,000 MLS 13-3 $8,340,000 MLS 12-404 VIDEO GALLOWS POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 WATERFRONT MLS 11-187 SEARCH ENTIRE ST. JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! 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 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-TW 11.25.2013 B.indd 1 11/21/13 11:24 AM St. John Tradewinds, November 25-December 1, 2013 23 St. John Tradewinds News Photos St. John Market Throws a Party for CustomersSt. John Market hosted a Customer Appreciation Party on Saturday afternoon, were thrilled with a bouncy house. Theresa King, above left, and Thia Muileburg, above at right, were the lucky winners of $500 each. Throughout December, V.I. Police Department


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