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VIPA Sets New Rules for Taxi Operators at Cruz Bay WaterfrontPage 3First Annual Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar Set for Dec. 7Page 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Bill Stelzer Evening in the Courtyard Kicks off Holiday Season on St. JohnSt. John Photographer and Videographer Steve Simonsen, second from right, signs copies of his St. John 2014 Calendar at Bajo el Sol as part of the annual Black Friday festivities at Mongoose Junction on Friday evening, November 29. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS INSIDE ON PAGE 23.December 2-8, 2013 Copyright 2013 Del Olmo Boys Leading V.I. Tennis ResurgancePage 2ZoZos, Fatty Crab, Creative Catering, and Mathayom Take Top Flavors HonorsPage 5


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John brothers Tomas del Olmo and Luca del Olmo are leading a group of about 14 Virgin Islands tennis players who are making their presence known on the local circuit. Tomas del Olmo, just shy of his 14th birthday, won the USTA Junior 14 and Under Tournament in Puerto Rico last month. The Gifft Hill School eighth grader beat a total of 31 opponents on his way phy and now is the number one ranked tennis player at his age group in Puerto Rico and the Vir gin Islands. In this recent win, Tomas del to overcome his opponent, he explained. I had lost to him several times to play him, he said. I had to keep the ball in and keep getting it back to him. I couldnt overpower him. The strategy worked as Tomas del Olmo won in the USTA Junior Under 14 Tournament in Puerto Rico by a score of 6-1 and 6-2. His older brother Luca del Olmo, 16, has consistently been ranked among the top players in his age group in the Virgin Islands as well. Both brothers are often found with their father Alfredo del Olmo at the Cruz Bay tennis courts practicing hard every day after school. That practice obviously is paying off. Only three years since they started training the del Olmo boys are making a name for them selves. Tomas always says that his brother helps him to play better, said Alfredo del Olmo. They are both ranked in the top of the Virgin Islands, but more importantly they are ranked in the top in Puerto Rico where there are more players. The family travels to Puerto Rico for tournaments about twice a month where the brothers play doubles and also push each other to play better, their father explained.2 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 Del Olmo Boys Lead V.I. Tennis Resurgance 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 Election System Ofce Closed Dec. 2-6 December 2 to 6, for administrative purposes. Diane Magras and team who were granted a court order to review the 2012 General Election results will be allowed access, said Caroline Fawkes, Supervisor of Elections.Brand Speaking at UU Meeting Dec. 8Gabriella Brand will speak at the Unitarian Universalist of St. John Fellowship Service on Sunday, December 8, at 10 a.m. at Gift Hill School, Lower Campus Great Room. Brand is a writer, educator, and counselor. A former school head, Brand now directs Synapse Education International. She lives part of the year abroad and part of the year in Connecticut. Her passions include foreign languages, hiking and pilgrimaging and writservices. Child care is provided during service. For directions and more information go to Number one ranked local tennis player in the Under 14 Age Group, Tomas del Olmo, center, shows off the trophy he won last month in Puerto Rico.St. John Tradewinds News Photo 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 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. Continued on Page 16


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Although V.I. Port Authority ofations at the Cruz Bay waterfront, the authority was recently ordered to do so after a court ruled to evict the St. John Taxi Association from the area, according to VIPA Exec utive Director Carlton Dowe. Dowe laid out new rules for St. John taxi operators at an emergency meeting in the conference room of the St. John Legislature Building on Friday evening, November 29, which drew about 100 taxi drivers and residents. St. John Administrator Leona Smith, St. Thomas/St. John Senator Myron Jackson, V.I. Police Department St. Thomas/St. John Chief Foy, VIPA staff and V.I. Taxi ed the meeting. We are not here because VIPA wanted something else to do, said Dowe. Whether we like it or not, we have to work with this. This came directly from the court which decided that the St. John Taxi Association can no longer continue what is happening at the dock. What ever transpired there before, as of Sunday, that will no longer be the case, he said. The St. John Taxi Association was evicted from the Cruz Bay dock as of Sunday, December 1. Governor John deJongh informed property would be transferred to the authority from Department of Property and Procurement to run taxi operations, Dowe explained. VIPA and St. John taxi medal lion owners must all work together now, Dowe added. We must all understand that we have one thing in common now, to make sure residents and visitors alike have an experience at the dock that makes them want to continue to come here and do business here, said the VIPA Executive Director. You must understand how your bread is buttered. Starting Sunday, December 1, all 162 St. John taxi medallion owners legally operating on the island will have the opportunity to operate from the Cruz Bay water front, explained Dowe, who laid out VIPAs plan to have 40 taxis per day operating from the area. VIPAs initial plan was to call 20 taxis to work the waterfront each day, a number which was far too low, according to many taxi drivers at the meeting. Not all taxi medallions are in operation, said one taxi driver. Some of the medallions work out of the Westin, some work out of Caneel Bay. If you want to start somewhere you should just cut it in half and have half the drivers one day and the other half the next day. While Dowe wouldnt go so far as to have more than 80 taxi medallions on call for a single day, he agreed to increase the proposed number from 20 to 40. Operations at the Cruz Bay waterfront dock driver in that days medallions load. About 20 taxis will be on call at the dock with an additional 20 taxis staged in an area near the Enighed Pond Marine Facility, Dowe explained. The two areas will be in contact via telephone and two-way radio. Double parking will no longer be allowed along the waterfront. Each taxi driver will pay $10 per day to operate from the Cruz Bay waterfront. Villa management companies and hotel taxis will be expected to pay the $10 daily fee as well, Dowe explained. That $10 allows you to come that day as much as you can or as much as you want, said the VIPA Executive Director. Villas and hotels will pay that $10 too to operate from our property every day. The fees collected will be used to pay staff, including a dispatcher which will operate in the area, and allow VIPA to build a boardwalk along the waterfront, according to Dowe. We are in the business of making money, said Dowe. We are not going to run our operation at a the property is properly insured and we have to have employees and we want to build a boardwalk for people to safely traverse and line up for taxis. There aint no free ride, he said. There aint no free lunch. Everyone has to participate. with taxi drivers before creating a plan, according to several drivers at last weeks meeting. You are doing this backwards, said one St. John taxi driver. Why didnt you meet with us before you tried to put something together? Why put something together that isnt going to work? asked the driver. Dowe pointed to the short time frame VIPA had to create a plan for the reason he was not able to meet with taxi drivers ahead of last Fridays meeting. We appreciate your concern but we didnt have a month or six months to come up with this, said the VIPA Executive Director. We are talking now and listening to you. Based on your feedback we will make adjustments. VIPA is in the undesirable position of creating some semblance of order at the Cruz Bay waterfront in short order, Dowe explained. Overnight we are trying to bring some semblance of order to something that could have been chaotic, he said. Keep in mind that as of December 1 there is no organization to operate from Cruz Bay. We are creating a new system here. and will adjust the system if needed, Dowe added. What we are saying here tonight is not written in stone, he said. We just got this order last week and come Sunday we have to have some sort of structure. We are hearing already that having 20 taxis down there might be problematic so Im willing to make it 40. Taxi drivers must understand that VIPA is trying to create a system that works for everyone, Dowe explained. We are in the business of making money and we could put this out to bid tomorrow, he said. Let me make this abundantly clear, the taxi industry is one of the few remaining industries that is still run by local people. Help us make this work. Believe me, the last thing you want us to do is put this out to public bid, said Dowe. Ive already gotten phone calls. Listen to me, be careful what you wish for. Taxi operators will be expected to follow all VIPA rules and reguat last weeks meeting. Anyone who does not follow the regula tions, including proper dress, will be kicked off the property, Dowe explained. You do not have a right or authorization to be on our property, he said. It is a privilege to oper ate on VIPA property. Anyone who does not follow the rules will not be allowed to operate from our property. a taxi driver from Cyril E. King Airport operations for three weeks for violating VIPA regulations, Dowe added. We dont want to do that, he said. But were not afraid. If we have to, we will. work together to ensure that taxi operations at the Cruz Bay water front run smoothly, according to Dowe. If we work cooperatively and fairly and respect each other this will work, said the VIPA Execu tive Director. ensure that operations at the Cruz Bay waterfront run smoothly, Dowe explained. Sometimes you have to save people from themselves and no place in the territory have I seen that more than on St. John, he said. St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 3 Friday, Dec. 5thVIPA Sets New Rules for Taxi Operators at Cruz Bay WaterfrontINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Cryptoquip ...........................16 Letters ............................14-15 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott A St. John taxi driver questions VIPA Executive Carlton Cruz Bay taxi stand.


4 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 Bulls Win Pine Peace Basketball 9-12 ChampionshipSt. John Tradewinds The 9-12 Bulls won the Pine Peace Basketball Championship title after defeating the Lakers by 4. Jenekia Magras was named MVP for the Bulls, who were coached by Jefferson Fessale. In the 13-16 bracket, the Heat won the championship after beating the Spurs. Shukiou Sprauve was named MVP and the Heat were coached by Malcolm Sprauve who is also the father of Shukiou. Special thanks to everyone who supported the kids. Special to St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St. Johns major fundraiser, Flavors, kicked off the holiday season recently and, as always, the Westin Resort and Villas was the per fect venue and all the chefs creations were wonder ful. The next major fundraiser will be the St. John Animal Care Centers Winter Gala at Hall House on Saturday, January 18. Planning for the event is now well underway with new arrangements being announced weekly. The event planner is Weddings by Katilady with Kati Steinborn working closely with both Jo Ann Hall, the gala hostess, and gala Caterer-in-Chief Laura Samms of Passion Fruit Chefs. Professional mixologist Hanna Prior of Ocean Grill will be creating and mixing the events specialty drink, announced ACC President Lucy Banks. Love Citys well-know photographer Yelena Rogers will be on hand throughout the gala to record the ing Party Like a Rock Star. Rock star costumes, suggested attire. As announced earlier, Adonis Morton is donating his services as the partys DJ and as the Master of Karaoke. Arrangements are being made for transportation from the Westin to the gala to minimize parking problems at the party site. All the proceeds from Party Like a Rock Star go to caring for the islands homeless and abused companion animals. Cats and dogs brought to the shelter for housing, medical care, and feeding are the cats and kittens fed at the ACCs many feeding stations throughout the island is paid for from donations, membership dues, and monies collected at the Winter Gala and other ACC fundraisers. Advance tickets will be $100. Closer to the date of the event St. John Tradewinds will announce where they can be purchased. T is the Season for Galas and Parties 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 Mongoose Hosting Decoration ContestSt. John Tradewinds Mongoose Junction is having a contest to will elevate the seasons spirits. All participating stores are decorating their doors for the holiMongoose Junction and look at the decorations and vote for the most festive decorations. Ballots are available in all participating stores. While touring the shops, be sure to bring a shopping list and take time for some holiday cheer at the restaurants and bars. ly begins Monday, December 2, and the winner will be announced Monday, December 23. For more information contact Linda Gabriel at (340) 693-7005.Fifth Annual Reindeer Run Dec. 22St. John Tradewinds The St. John Landsharks present the Fifth Annual Reindeer Ramble Christmas Run on Sunday, December 22, at Annaberg parking lot. This fun 5K run will give all the reindeer, elves, and of Registration begins at 7:30 and the race starts at 8 a.m. For more information email Louise Wearmouth at FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, 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 St. John Tradewinds Sisterhood Agenda is hosting its 4th Annual Sisterhood/Brotherhood New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza at Cruz Bays Franklin Powell Park on Tuesday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza is a unique youth event that promotes positive, drugand alcohol-free fun on New Years Eve and dur ing the New Year. With giveaways and refreshments, parent registration and pick-up are required right after midnight. The Youth Extravaganza is free and coordinat ed with the V.I. Police Department, V.I. National Park, Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation and St. John Community Foundation. Sisterhood Agenda thanked community partners for making this activity possible for all youth in St. John: Scotiabank; Drift Away Spa; St. John Hardware; St. John Insurance Agency; St. John Properties; Boyson Transportation; The Marketplace; St. John Dental; Bayside Market; PostNet; and St. John Ice Company. Everyone is welcome to participate. Volunteers are invited to assist. For more information, call Angela Coleman at 714-7076.Annual New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza Set for Dec. 31


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A well-heeled crowd of St. John residents sipped and noshed their way through a delectable selection of food and drinks at the Rotary Club of St. John annual fundraiser Flavors, on Saturday night, November 23, at the Westin Resort and Villas. A total of 22 of the islands top restaurant chefs, caterers and bar tenders participated in the event, vying for the title of best mixology, best appetizer, best entree, best dessert and crowd favorite. The night also featured wines from around the world courtesy of Bellows International, West Indies Company, Dionysis and Prestige Wine Group. The entrants were judged by a group of culinary professionals led by Jan Robinson and included Chris Mitchell, Eileen Mills, Kim McCall, James Crowther and Richard Wiggins. After sipping the imaginative concoctions available, Fatty Crabs Chupacabra, a chili spiced watermelon tequila, took top honors in the mixology category. Asolar took second place while Motu took third. Best appetizer went to Zozos at the Sugarmills imported Camazola cheese wrapped and pan fried in smoked prosciutto with blackberries and greens. Queen of Tarts goat cheese and caramelized onion tartlet took second place in the appetizer category while Bowman Cuisine at Tamarind Courts seared tuna wonton with baby greens, mango and avocado was named third place. First place in the entree category this year went to St. John Catering/ Mathayom Private Chefs for their delicious java seared lamb chop with rosemary grits and roasted brussel sprouts. Fatty Crabs seared steak with mint chimmichuri was awarded second place in the entree category and Caneel Bay Resorts impressive and rotating selection of sushi dishes took third place in the entree division. Lori Dudkin of Creative Cater ings whiskey caramel cheesecake with hazelnut crust and smoked sert category. Queen of Tarts took second place with her tirami-sushi, took third place in the dessert category. St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 5 Zozos, Creative Catering, Fatty Crab and Matahyom Take Top Honors at FlavorsHappy Holidays!Tradewinds wishes the community a joyous holiday season. Continued on Page 17 Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds Andrew Clifford, celebrate their appetizer victory at Flavors of St. John. FLAVORS 2013MIXOLOGY 1st Fatty Crab (Chupacabra) APPETIZER Court ENTRE DESSERT CROWD FAVORITE


6 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 GHS Sports Teams Put Up Impressive SeasonsBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds From the grid iron to the volleyball court, Gifft Hill School sports teams posted impressive wins this season. Under the direction of GHS Athletic Director Bar bie Barry and numerous coaches, the GHS Barracu sity Volleyball, a third place in JV Flag Football and a The schools JV Volleyball team, coached by Meghan Duffy, made it all the way to the Champion ship Playoff round. The Lady Cudas played in a best of three series, eventually falling to the JV Girls team even more impressive considering this season marked only the third time GHS has had a volleyball team. The GHS JV Flag Football team wrapped up a great season last week, losing in a nail-biter. The Bar racudas were winning at half-time, but lost in overtime to the Julius E. Sprauve School JV Flag Football team. The Barracudas placed third overall in the JV standings and nine members were selected to the invitational Turkey Bowl on Wednesday, November 27, at Lionel Roberts Stadium on St. Thomas. GHS runners posted impressive victories in Cross Country this year. Under the direction of Coaches Arthur Jones and Trish Stalter, the Elementary Girls Cross Country team took First place. Kayleigh Eman uelson and Skyler Bell also brought home personal trophies for the Elementary Girls team. GHS runner Evan Jones had another dominating season this year as well. Jones never lost a single race 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 News Photo Only three years after starting a team at GHS, the Girls JV Volleyball Team took second place. GHS Rotary Interact Club Collects Cans for NeedySt. John Tradewinds News Photo in need on St. John recently. Several members and mentor Meghan Duffy delivered the cans to the Seventh Day Adventist Church last week. The cans were donated by students and families in Preschool through 12th grade.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay will be the place to be on Saturday, December 7, for the chance to buy great holiday gifts from local vendors, judge the best home brews around, get a photo taken with Santa, listen to live music and enjoy delicious local food; all while helping to support an important community organization. The Coral Bay Community Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fun activities planned for the whole family. We have been looking for an idea to host a fundraiser and our top priority was to include as many members of the community as possible, said Sarah Groves, a CBCC board member and a member of the groups fundraising committee. Instead of a high-priced gala, CBCC volunteers decided to host a Bizarre Bazaar where the community could come together and support local artists and vendors, learn about CBCCs work and kick off the holiday season. We really wanted to showcase what Coral Bay is all about, said Groves. We have a lot of musicians and artists and vendors. And with a lot of people returning this time of year, this is a really great excuse to come out and catch up with your neighbors who you might not have seen in the past few months. The day is shaping up to be a great afternoon. There will be live silent auction for the chance to bid on villa stays, boat charters and more. One need not be present to The bazaar will be the perfect place to pick up holiday gifts as more than 25 vendors and artists have registered to sell their wares. There will be everything from local jewelry to original paintings available to buy directly from the artists themselves. And those gifts wont be forgotten about on the top of a closet. The folks from Keep Me Posted will be on hand to box, gift wrap, package and ship those presents to stateside family members and friends. There will also be plenty of great bargains. CBCCs Bizarre Bazaar will feature a yard sale, a plant sale, a bake sale and a marine goods sale. In addition to the great food available at Pickles, there will be food and drinks for sale by CBCC members at the bazaar as well as local West Indian treats like johnny cakes and pates. Beer lovers will not want to miss the home brew competition. Seven home brewers have signed up already for the competition, which will be judged by the public. Just buy a ticket to sample the beers and rank them in order of favorite. Although not eligible to win the competition, St. John Brewers will be pouring samples of their new Double IPA release as well. A childrens tent will have plenty of activities to keep the little ones busy while Santa himself will be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. to pose for pictures and listen to gift requests. The afternoon will also feature donkey and pony rides for kids. tendance to sign up new members and share information about the groups ongoing community projects, some of which will be funded with revenue from the bazaar. Members of the Island Green Building Association will also be sharing information about their or ganization. And its not too late to be a part of the bazaar. CBCC is looking for volunteers to help set up, run tables and clean up after the event. There is also still space to register as a vendor and items are still besilent auctions. Stop by Dr. Bob Cocoloba Complex on Thursday afternoon, December 5, to make a donation to the bazaar. Email corabaybazaar@gmail. com or call CBCC volunteer Nancy Stromp at (340) 775-0533 for more information on how to get involved. Be sure to come out to Pickles in Paradise on Saturday, December 7, to support CBCC and take part in what is sure to be one of the biggest events of the holiday season. A big crowd is expected, so attendees are asked to carpool.St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 7 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds First Annual Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar Set for Dec. 7 at Pickles in Paradise P U M P K I N C H E E S E C A K E K E Y L I M E C H E E S E C A K E C A R A M E L A P P L E C H E E S E C A K E C H O C O L A T E A L M O N D T O R T E R U M P E C A N T A R T P U M P K I N B R E A D C R A N B E R R Y N U T B R E A D A N D M O R E . Call 340-513-7058 to order or stop by the Fish Trap Seafood Market HOLIDAY DESSERTS Located within Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 / e: Come in and discover taste the exciting selection of wines for the holidays. Discover what is in the silver, gold and platinum case selections. All at 10% o. St. John Tradewinds Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone congratulated Loren Abramson, ADA Coordinator and St. John Annex Administrator at the Legislature of the Virgin Islands for completing the ASL program at the University of the Vir gin Islands Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD). I implemented ASL training this year as it helps to make the institution more responsive to all our constituents, Malone said. The class was a 10 week program teaching the basics of sign language including the alphabet, phrases and conversational sentences. Sign language was something that I have always wanted to do, said Abramson. At the moment I some words, and put short sentences together. Loren really stepped up to the challenge and I must congratulate and thank her for her hard work, said Malone. We have more to do in order to fully accommodate the needs of all Virgin Islanders, however we are continuing to move in the right direction. Though the experience was rewarding, it was not without its challenges, explained Abramson. Sign language is a very expressive and visual language where you must use the proper positioning of hands while using facial gestures, she said. So it makes it easy to become confused. Since completing Level I of the course, Abramson looks forward to the possibility of participating again, this time for the interme diate portion of the class, she explained.. The second part of the course is tentatively scheduled to begin in February of next year and I am certainly hoping to be afforded the opportunity once more, she said. For more information, or to par ticipate in this course, visit http:// american-sign-language-classesbegins.aspx.St. John Annex Administrator at Legislature Completes ASL Program at UVI


8 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 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 Gifft Hill School students were spotted across the island on Friday, November 22, washing V.I. Police Department cars, dusting book shelves at Elaine I. Sprauve Library, painting walls at the Coral Bay Fire Station and more. Students took part in community service projects as part of the schools Fourth Annual GHS Gives Back Day. Students cleaned up the St. John Animal Care Center and Elaine I. Sprauve Library, painted the Fire Station in Cor al Bay, sold lemonade to raise funds for the St. John Cancer Fund and Epilepsy Foundation, washed police cars at Cruz Bays Leander Jurgen Command and hosted a bake sale at The Marketplace for the ACC. Some students paddled from Cruz Bay beach to Henley and Stevens Cay on kayaks thanks to Arawak Expeditions to clean up the shorelines while other students delivered prepared meals to feed the homeless at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Other GHS Gives Back projects included V.I. National Park trail maintenance, a beach cleanup at Johnsons Still other GHS students visited with senior citizens, created tote bags out of plastic grocery bags and made potato boxes for Julius E. Sprauve School and Guy Benjamin School for potato cultivation.Students Paint, Clean and More During Fourth Annual GHS Gives Back DaySt. John Tradewinds News PhotosThe GHS student body gathers on the school campus, above left, before heading out to clean dog kennels, left, clean the shoreline, bottom left, spruce up the library, bottom right, and wash VIPD cars, above right.


St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 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 www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook St. John Tradewinds With all the rain we have had lately, its a good time to discuss stormwater runoff and the problems it poses to our fragile ecosystems. The rolling stones have been appearing along our roadways almost daily lately due to the heavy rains Living on an island like St. John poses many problems when a large rain occurs. Our hilly terrain and lack of much topsoil sends most of the rainwater cascading down hill at a very fast rate. What happens next is where the problem lies. Because we have developed our hillsides with homes, roads, and driveways, water is diverted from its original pathways the natural water guts to areas with loose soil and not much vegetation to help shore up the earth. That soil and water mixes together and is now ful bays, suffocating our fragile reefs. You can see its effect when you look out into Cruz Bay or Coral Bay after a big rain and see brown water instead of nice clear blue water. Years ago, before we started developing all over the land willy-nilly, St. John had lots of salt ponds that would catch much of this runoff. A lot of the land along the waterfront in both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay We also started paving all over the place so we wouldnt have muddy roads when it rained. Then we installed concrete storm drains to divert the rainwater into the bays. Over years, the problem has increased and keeps increasing. If we keep on at the rate we are going, our gorgeous coral reefs and beautiful beaches will be destroyed within decades. Then what do we do? Dont forget, our economy depends on tourists coming to appreciate the natural beauty of St. John. You can help remedy this problem by landscaping effectively, building terraces and slowing down your rain runoff. Plant native vegetation ground cover to help keep the soil in its place. Homeowners and businesses can install aerobic stop erosion next to your foundation. When building or doing any soil work, install silt fencing properly. When cutting a new driveway, think about the water runoff and how you can curb that runoff by installing a grey water system to capture it. Plus, you will be happy you did when the next We all love and care for St. John. Lets give our For a greener tomorrow. Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a Virgin Islands Encall Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Storm Water Runoff Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon, Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon, at Git Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer GreenBuildingAssociation Eight containers full of hardware, electrical, plumbing, house/garden/pool, furniture, doors, windows/glass, lighting xtures/fans, and much more! STRONGHOUSE CONSTRUCTIONThe Concrete Specialist Excellence in quality work on schedule T: (340) 513-4538 (340) 777-7556 E: friends recently. As part of the Dancing Classrooms Program, students hosted their culminating event at the school. The program-wide competition is scheduled for April on St. Thomas.


10 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 Turkey Trot 5K Draws Record Number of RunnersSt. John Tradewinds Despite early morning showers and threatening skies, the Annual Turkey Day 5K was an enormous The run drew a total of 100 participants, of which 23 were kids, which was also a record high. Its great to see so many families participating together, said Louise Wearmouth of the St. John Landsharks, which hosted the run. The recent rains left the course from the Anaberg parking lot to the Francis Bay walking trail and through the Anaberg ruins a bit muddy, but that only added to the fun as people made their way around Generous donations of canned and non-perishable food items were collected and will be forwarded to the Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands. The top Thanksgiving treats for the dinner table, although some of them never even made it out of the parking lot. For full results, please visit www.stjohnland St. John Landsharks thanked all the participants and volunteers who helped make this years event such a big success. To the several visitors who offered to help when they arrived at the start, Thank you, your help was very much appreciated, said Wearmouth. And of course, a big thank you as well to St. John Rescue for coming out and looking after everyone. We hope to see many of you next month for the Fifth Annual Reindeer Ramble, and to those of you who may have returned home, well see you next year, she said. 2013 TURKEY TROT RESULTSFemale Kathy Provencher 21:14 Erin Nighswanger 21:36 Stacy Paxton 22:54 Sarah Swan 23:58 Natalie Aguillard 24:02 Male Sam Edmondson 18:26 Thomas Hanna 18:43 Jake Edmondson 18:53 Evan Jones 19:18 Mark Crawford 19:55 Girls Kayleigh Emanuelson 9:38 Adelaide Jones 0:04 Skyler Bell 10:08 Jamie Paxton 11:19 Zoe Bell 11:53 Boys Adam Emanuelson 9:59 Drew Paxton 10:02 Lyric Vacharat 12:22 Ben Thill 13:12 Cooper Provencher 16:23 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott celebrating the season. Pick up a specially made decoration or make a unique one


St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 11 Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds An exciting night of oil paintings, sculptural light ing and ceramic work will be featured at Caribba nese2 at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery on the ber 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. On the heels of her successful series of openings last year, Boulon is exploring the Caribbean-Japanese correlations in art and beauty through three planned shows for a second season starting in December. Musings are Magical and will showcase new oil paintings by Boulon as well as modern sculptural lighting by George Hollander and ceramic work by Gail Van de Bogurt, Casey Giakas and Kaye Thomas Eichner. Hollander will showcase a piece called Madagascar made of found materials used in construction, the artist explained. daylight; all these words describe modern light ing, Hollander said. This sculptural, functional art piece, is made of found materials used in construcThe base is made of sonotube, which is used as a form to pour concrete columns, said Hollander. The rafter cut-offs. The upper ribbed portion is made of sawed off ends, of tongue and grooved cyprus and tied together with copper wire and the wooden balls at the base were purchased and enameled. The piece Madagascar invites the viewer to dream and wish, Hollander added. Within the upper ribbed area is a crystal ball, suspended, he said. Find it and your dreams may come true. Lighting is the functional, modern art form. For his work, Hollander draws upon his years of experience as an interior designer as well as his unparalleled eye for shape and form. My work is inspired by my past, which includes many years as an interior designer and as a small contractor in the New York market, he said. Its east. Giakas ceramic work combines form and function. She concentrates on creating beautiful and innovative wares for everyday use and likes to focus on pushing the envelope on everyday tableware and other items for the home. Pottery is a nurturing and humble medium to work with, she said. It allows us to push the limits and reminds you every time you take it too far. I want to make the cup you use every morning to start your day, or the bowl that you chose to put your comfort food in, the small tumbler that toasts your new favor ite experience or achievement. I think its important to be surrounded by unique and beautiful things, said Giakas. It reminds us how sweet life can be in a world of chaos. Eichner is focusing on marrying traditional Japanese ceramic forms with Caribbean culture and ideas for this show, she explained. For Miniature Musings, I wanted to focus on both Christmas (its just around the corner) and what makes our Caribbean Christmas so special in the islands, said Eichner. In the Caribbean it is tradition to sing Caribbeanese2 Will Showcase Work by Boulon, Hollander, Giakas, Eichner and Van de Bogurt on December 6St. John Tradewinds News PhotosDrinking vessels perfect for the holiday time treat Guavaberry, above left, and plates for Christmas treats, above right, made by Kaye Thomas Eichner will be on display at the December 6 show. GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM Continued on Back Page


12 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 Enjoy the Best of Cruz Bay from Lavender HillBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After enjoying a gourmet dintaurants, imagine home being just a short stroll up the hill where you can relax on your deck while soaking up views of the harbor below. The one bedroom, one bathroom pool level Unit 10E at Lavender Hill Condos, for sale for $450,000, can make that a reality, explained Islandia Real Estate owner/broker Merry Nash. One of the nicest things about this unit is its really nice views of the boats in the harbor and how short of a walk it is to dining and shopping, said Nash. The unit is located on the pool level, yet is located just far enough away to afford plenty of privacy, Nash added. Another nice thing is how this unit is on the pool level, but not right next to the pool, she said. is fully air conditioned and, in addition to be close to the shared swimming pool, also affords easy access to the outdoor BBQ grills and on-site laundry facility. Enjoy beautiful views of the boats swaying on their moorings in Cruz Bay harbor from the units sheltered deck area. Cook up some dinner on one of the BBQ grills and enjoy dinner al fresco while gazing at the stars above. Unit 10E at Lavender Hill includes a spacious living room with a sleep sofa to accommodate screen TV, stereo and DVD player. Find a king size bed and a recently upgraded bath in the unit as well. The bright and cheery kitchen is located just off the dining and living room areas. With ebony GE appliances, full-size electric range and Kraft Made cabinets, the kitchen at Unit 10E Lavender Hill has recently undergone an upgrade of its own. Lavender Hill features mature landscaping with beautiful tropipool and soak up the gentle trade winds blowing off the harbor. The condo complex is located walking distance from the alabaster shoreline of Honeymoon Beach, so just grab a backpack and head out the door. Or put on those hiking shoes and enjoy the views from atop the nearby Lind Point Trail. The condo unit is located just a few minutes walk to Cruz Bays shops, bars and restaurants. Taxis can take you further along North Shore to any of the beaches, making renting a vehicle not necessary. Lavender Hill Condo Unit 10E offers the convenience of in-town living and easy access to nearby beaches and hiking trails. For more information, call Nash at Islandia Real Estate at (340) 776-6666 or on her cell phone at (340) 642-2246. St. John Tradewinds News PhotoRelax on your private deck and enjoy views of Cruz Bay harbor, above, at this pool level 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


St. John Tradewinds St. John Brewers has been pleasing the palates of beer lovers with additional brews including Island Summer Ale and Island Hoppin IPA. Now, the brewing duo of Chirag Vyas and Kevin Chipman are ready to showcase the depth of their brewing abilities with the release of the V.I. Massive series; one-off limited releases of various ales in 22-ounce bottles. be available in the Virgin Islands in early December. Weve been brewing different versions of this style at our on-site brewery in Mongoose Junction for a couple of years, and weve chosen this recipe that we really like, said Vyas. The Double IPA, or India Pale Ale, is a stronger, hoppier brew with double IPA is 8.8 percent, versus the 6.2 percent in Island Hoppin IPA, and the 4.5 percent found in many types of beer. St. John Brewers Double IPA will be sold as part of the V.I. Massive series for a limited time, and will only be found in the Virgin Islands at various bars, restaurants, and stores. Vyas and Chipman expect to continue the V.I. Massive series for several years, releasing somewhere between three and six different beers total. For more information on St. John Brewers, visit www.stjohnbrewers. com. St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 13 time for the holidays. St. John Brewers Releases New Double India Pale AleHAPPY HOLIDA YS! The staff of St. John Tradewinds


14 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsSometimes you have to use a live-trap to catch and move a cat; even a tame house-cat can totally resist being put into a carrier. And in an emergency, you do what you need to do. Once caught in the trap, a fear ful cat can escalate into a totally ballistic, wild thing. She yowls and thrashes, banging her head on the wire sides trying to force her way out. She can cause severe facial injuries which will be even more serious if shes captive a long time or her surroundings are unfamiliar and noisy. Theres no reason to make an animal suffer panic and pain when theres a simple solution. Just cover the trap with a towel or light cloth when setting it, leaving only the entry open. Once the cat has entered and the door snaps shut, cover trap completely. submissive once the trap is covered and placed in a cool quiet place. Name withheld upon requestIt was another grateful Thankspigging in Coral Bay. We fed around 225 participants with an excep tional assortment of comfort food cooked with a lot of love. Thanks to Boozie for cooking the pig and tur keys with help from Derek. Thanks to Sandy, Megan, Pat, Bill and Barbara for serving. Thanks to Brian for this years art work and all those who brought their varied instruments that entertained everyone. Once again Thankspigging paid for itself thanks to community sponsors. This years generous sponsors were: Dr. Bob and Susan, Island Chiropractic; Nancy and Jason, Pelican Bay; Kate, Kate N Design; Cid, Connections; Karen, Windspree Vacation Homes; Wayne, Concordia; Frank, News of St. John; Homer and Linda, Skyridge Villa; Carolyn and Otmar, SereneSea; Bart and Diane, Monkey No Climb Villa; Steve and Kathy, Sunny Rock Construction; Truman, Fly Away Charters; Denise and Nick, Cliff Hanger Villa; Jacob, Lillys Market; Patty and Bill, Seven Sisters; and Dicky. Thank you all for your continued support, it is sincerely appreciated by all. Thanks to Doug and Jaime for the use of Skinny Legs. And last but surely not lest, our beer donations. Thank you Doug, Skinnys; Pat and Dennis, Shipwreck Landing; Mark, Aqua Bistro; and Larry, The Tourist Trap. See ya next year. W ith Positive Thoughts, Ken PS. Personal thanks to all of those who expressed their thoughts, love and prayers for me this past year, Dear Governor John deJongh, Senators Donald Cole, Nereida O Reilly, Craig Barshinger, Janette Millin Y oung, Judi Buckley, Kenneth Gittens, Diane Capehart, Alicia Hansen, Myron Jackson, Shaun Michael Malone, T errence Nelson, T regenza Roach, and Samuel Sanes: Many of you had forefathers who were highly intelligent beings who were captured from their natural environment, violently ripped away from their famgain of their owners. Your recent vote in favor of the Coral World Dolphinarium on St. Thomas condones and encourages that highly intelligent beings will be captured from their natural environment, violently ripped away from their families, and held in captivity Though Coral World owners, Trudie and Neil Prior will not say from whom they are purchasing their aquatic slaves, Ms. Prior easily assured all of you they will be purchasing them from other marine institutions that have bred the dolphins in captivity. Senators, some of your ancestors were born in captivity, but that in no way lessened their lifetime ance. Coral World has also included a maternity ward in their prison, where pregnant and nursing dolphins will be enclosed. They are already planning for their slaves children to be born with no hope of freedom. Regardless of the source of their six captives, their transport to St. Thomas will be a torturous one. Like human slaves who were contained and delivered in the barbaric cargo holds of barges, dolphins are stuffed into metal or plastic boxes. Dolphins are aquatic creatures who are weightless in water. Once they are on land they cannot support their own body weight. When hoisted out of the water, the sudden pressure of their own body weight over their internal organs causes great suffering. According to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Dolphins are in a continuous state of anxiety and pain when they are out of the water. The stress of transport is so great, there are many reported cases of dolphins dying during aerial and terrestrial transport. fer painful and permanent cramps all over their body. Whether coming from the wild or a commercial breeder, they cry out in agony as they are hoisted by crane and then transferred onto a truck which delivers them to an airport or a barge. Continued on Next Page


St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 15 Eventually, they are transported again by truck chambers that Coral World curator, Lee Keller, explained to you their dolphins will be stored in every time there is a hurricane warning for St. Thomas? You did not ask any questions about the boxes Mr. Keller referred to. You did not ask any of the hundred questions that should have been asked before giving your approval for this form of institutionalized animal abuse. You were too excited by the promise from Trudie Prior that her Coral World exhibit would attract an additional 25,000 to 35,000 visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands annually. You sat there approvingly with the same cold hearted greed that allowed your forbears to be brutalized for generations. Dr. Naomi A. Rose of Humane Society Interna tional and the Animal Welfare Institute wrote, St. Thomas should promote sustainable eco-tourism ventures, which can include responsible marine life viewing, snorkeling, diving and other activities where free roaming wildlife can be enjoyed. While the economic well being of St. Thomas and its citizens is a worthy concern, exploiting captive dolphins cannot and should not be the solution. The ocean is where these animals belong. It is in the vast ocean where dolphins roam with their families and swim up to 40 miles a day reach ing speeds of 30 kilometers an hour. At Coral World, to a space of 75,000 square feet, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the rest of their lives. Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins weigh from 300 to 600 pounds and range in length from 6.6 to 10 feet. Keeping these free ranging wild animals in the enclosed wire mesh cage of Coral World is analogous ment, for the rest of their lives. dolphins, like humans, are highly intelligent, self aware, and evolved beings with complex emotions and personalities. Emory University Neuroscientist, Lori Morinos MRI scans of dolphin brains concludes that dolphin brains are big relative to their body size with a neocortex more highly complex than that of the human brain and is structured to allow for self awareness along with the ability to process complex emotions. Because dolphins are very cognitively complex and capable of abstract thinking with decision making abilities and memory, they are now believed to be the worlds second most intelligent animals, with only humans displaying greater brain power. According to The International Marine Mammal research to be highly sensitive with a culture that is handed down thru generations, and even have per sonal names. Dolphins identify themselves with a signature whistle. The whistle is so distinct that scientists can identify individual dolphins by viewing their whistle shapes on a sonogram. A mother dolphin may whistle to her calf continuously for several days after giving birth. A dolphin develops its signature whistle as young as one month old. Will the dolphins in Coral Worlds aquatic cage be with their mothers? In their natural environment, a dolphin calf will travel with its mother for life. Dolphins live and travel in extremely stable social groups, the basis of which is the matriline, consisting of a mother and her offspring. Males have a particu larly strong bond with their mothers and travel with them for their entire lives, (approximately 20 years). In bottlenose dolphin studies by Wells in Sarasota, Florida and Smolker in Shark Bay, Australia, females of a community are linked either directly or thru mutual association in an overall social structure known over many years. These powerful bonds are cruelly broken when members of the group are sold to marine facilities. It is a fact that dolphins mourn the loss of offspring and family members. The anguish of captivity for Coral Worlds hostages will not only be a result of separation from their families and social units but from their natural environment, the vast ocean. It is what the World Society for the Protection of Animals calls, sensory deprivation: Dolphins are a unique species that can only be properly sustained by their natural habitat. Captive enclosures cannot simulate the complexity of the oceans. Depriving marine mammals of the freedom of the open ocean and the natural rhythms of the sea, the tides, the sounds and the marine life, is extremely stressful as they are sonic creatures. Their primary sense is sound. Coral Worlds captive dolphins (eventually, 15 is the goal) will be severely restricted in using their highly developed sonar. Dolphins have evolved over millions of years to live in the wild, to be free in the ocean, not be conunconscionable to tear them away from their family pods and condemn them to a life amid their own diluted waste in an enclosed space. It is here where they will be forced to swim in endless circles in addition to being deprived of everything they enjoy and all that is vital to them, such as echolocation. Not only is Coral Worlds small, sterile environment extremely cruel to these free ranging wild animals, but forcing dolphins to swim with people and perform stunts for food is completely unnatural to them. Because of their exuberance and continuous smile, it is possible to conclude they are happy doing these things. Not realizing how the dolphins smile is simply the shape of their mouth and their enthusiastic response to the trainer is a result of hunger, one of you senators has written, I think exploiting their desire to be Continued on Page 18 Letters To St. John TradewindsContinued from Previous Page


16 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 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 Del Olmo Boys Lead V.I. Tennis ResurganceSt. John Tradewinds News Photos Tomas del Olmo, top left, and celebrating with his father Harley and Afredo del Olmo at the Cruz Bay tennis courts. When we started playing three years ago, we were round, said Alfredo del Olmo. Then they started to win and get into the later rounds. Now we are in the championship match playing last in the weekend. The brothers practice for two to three hours every day after school and also assist Patrice Harley in lead ing a Friday clinic for young tennis players. Among those younger players is Malena del Olmo, who at 8 years old might be the best tennis player in the family, according to Dad. Shes going to be the best, he said. Shes really talented. Athletics is in the del Olmos bloodline as their mother is a former Olympic swimmer and their father has always been an avid athlete. We have always liked sports and have always thought it is important, said Alfredo del Olmo. Since theyve started playing tennis they want to train every day and want to come out here all the time. The trio often have talented players who stop by the court while on their vacations and join in the practice games, Alfredo del Olmo added. Just being on the court here every day, a lot of people stop by and help coach, he said. Sometimes really good players stop by who are on vacation and just want to play. While he enjoys the physical aspects of tennis, the best part of the sport is meeting the other players and coaches, explained Tomas del Olmo. I like the people I meet at the tournaments when we travel, he said. Its fun and you see a lot of the same people so you become good friends. The del Olmo brothers are two of a rising group of young tennis players from the territory. Continued from Page 2


St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 17 In addition to the judges panel, Flavors attendees had the chance to vote for their favorite offerings of the night. After tallying more than 100 votes, La Tapas sauteed mussels with a touch of cream, fresh squeezed lemon juice and fresh herbs, and Caneel Bays sushi selections tied for crowd favorite. The crowd also had the chance to bid on a selection of silent auction items, from several nights stays at local hotels to boat charters and more. After enjoying all those dishes and drinks, Flavors attendees burned off those calories dancing to Cool Session Brass Band. All that fun was also for a good cause. Funds from the night will go to support the Rotary Clubs scholarship as well as fund other community projects. Rotary members were thrilled with the turnout. St. John Rotary Club congratulates the winners and thanks all the participants and our guests for making Flavors 2013 our 11th Flavors the best ever, said Rotary Club of St. John past president John Fuller. Also, thanks to the many volunteers who helped us do it, and to The Westin St John Resort and Villas for their incredible support and a great venue. Participants in Flavors 2013 were Asolar, Bowman Cuisine at Tamarind Court, Cafe Livin, Canella, Creative Catering, Fatty Crab, High Tide, La Tapa, Motu Bar, Ocean Grill, Queen of Tarts, Gourmet and Wines, Caneel Bays Sushi Bar, the Fish Trap, Lime Inn, St. John Brewers, Zozos at the Sugarmill, Gifft Hill School Farm to Table and St. John Catering/ Mathayom Private Chefs.Zozos, Creative Catering, Fatty Crab and Matahyom Take Top Honors at Flavors Continued from Page 5 Slicing lamb chops for the winner appetizer at St. John St. John Tradewinds best dessert win. Cool Session Brass, below, kept the crowd on its feet, bottom left. Sushi at Caneel Bay, bottom right.


18 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 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 with people is a good idea. Overexploiting them is not acceptable. Senator, what would over-exploiting a dolphin be? You have already voted an enthusiastic YES to removing them from their natural environment, to a wire mesh cage and starving them to the point where they are forced to perform tricks for food for the entertainment of cruise ship passengers. What, in your arrogant, supremacist male primate mind would over-exploiting these precious, non-human, sentient beings look like, Senator? Captive dolphins must swim in endless circles, in and perform in ways that are unnatural in order to be fed. Because they are there to entertain, they must spend 80 percent of their time at the surface of the water begging for food and attention. In the wild, they would spend this time below the surface of the water, playing, hunting and exploring. In reference to dolphins in captivity, swimming with people and performing stupid pet tricks, Ric OBarry of says, It is imprisonment and forced labor, clear and simple. Any intel ligent person who sees a trained dolphin show would have to conclude, if they were honest, that what they just witnessed was a spectacle of dominance. Thats whats wrong with it. It teaches that dominance is good, dominance is right, dominance works, and thats the problem. For the same reasons, it is deplorable to justify dolphin aquariums as being educational. The only education provided by Coral World or any dolphin deten tion facility, is bad education. What is being learned is how it is acceptable to abuse nature. By taking the oceans most intelligent creatures from their families within their natural environment and putting them on display to perform tricks and swim with people, only teaches domination and cruelty. Legendary marine explorer, Jacques Cousteau be gained by studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary. Dolphins have been on this planet for 60 million years and there is no report of them ever harming a human in the ocean. In fact, there are numerous accounts of them helping people at sea. Their kindness could possibly be explained by the extensive research done by Neuroscientist, John Lilly. After a lifetime of studying dolphins, Dr. Lilly concluded that, Dolphins not only have symbolic language, but the capacity to gauge one anothers internal physical and emotional states using sonar. In an interview in OMNI Magazine in 1983, Dr. Lilly stated, Every dolphin is aware of where every other dolphin is just in case he is needed. Do Unto Others is one of their rules and they, unlike us, follow it 24 hours a day. All, but one, of our elected leaders chose to ignore the Do Unto Others guideline when approving Coral Worlds dolphinarium. Putting dolphins in captivity is unethical and cruel according to the Humane Society of the United States, World Society for the Protection of Animals, Earth Island Institute, Humane Society International, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Helsinki Group, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, The World Animal Foundation, American Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Sylvia Earl, Ric OBarry and many more. The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Or ganisations has called dolphinariums, a barbaric practice that is being phased out internationally. When Indias Ministry of Environment and Forests banned dolphinariums in May of this year, the state captivity can seriously compromise the welfare and survival of all types of cetaceans by altering their behavior and causing extreme distress. Puja Metra of FIAPO wrote, These facilities are nothing but commercial exploitive ventures. This is exactly why Diane Capehart, Donald Cole, Nellie OReilly, Craig Barshinger, Chucky Hansen, Janette Millin Young, Myron Jackson, Shaun Michael Malone, Kenneth Gittens, Terrence Nelson, Tregenza Roach, Judi Buckley, Samuel Sanes and John de Jongh voted in favor of Coral Worlds dolphin prison. to support their commercial ventures. You were all velopers that dolphin exhibits are large tourist draws and big money generators, and that the territory is currently seeing tourists leave to visit a dolphin facil ity in the British Virgin Islands. What a shame that improve the V.I. tourist economy that doesnt involve destruction of our precious environment and animal abuse. Olasee Davis wisely wrote, We should be creative Coral World, as well as other parts of St. Thomas and St. John, without creating an environment that could be detrimental to an animal such as a dolphin. Only one senator voted against the grim reality of forcing highly intelligent, beautifully evolved sentient beings into forced servitude for money. Only one person in a position of power in our government said no to robbing dolphins of their freedom and perpetuating a pattern of historic and cruel abuse in these islands. That senator is Clarence Payne III. In voting against Coral Worlds dolphinarium, Senator Clarence Payne said, Economic development is extremely important but an evolving society has to move beyond mistreat ing animals or the environment. Rev. Anne Marie Porter Letters To St. John TradewindsContinued from Page 15


St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 19 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers pays. Lets make sure that crime doesnt pay. If you know something, say something as law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of the law abiding community. St. John On Wednesday, November 6, police received a report that parts had been removed from a 2000 white GMC truck. This theft occurred in the area of Susannaberg. The entire dashboard was removed and several parts of the engine. The owner last saw his vehicle intact on September 27. Please tell us what you know about this theft. St. Thomas On Saturday, November 16, at 1 a.m., two Spanish speaking men left a bar and walked in the area of Garden Street when two armed, masked men approached them. They pointed guns at the men and said something in English, which they were unable to understand. The robbers tried to grab one of the victims bags, but couldnt because the two men took off running. The robbers then shot at them, injuring both. Help police identify and arrest these criminals before they kill someone. Please continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStop or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Your tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsSaturday, November 23 12:08 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 1:55 p.m. A citizen c/r a possible drowning at Trunk Bay beach. D.O.A. 6:46 p.m. A Battery Hill resident r/ that he was assaulted in Cruz Bay. Assault and battery. 7:21 p.m. A Wharfside Village business c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. Sunday, November 24 2:35 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Estate Carolina. Auto collision. 11:45 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance at his residence with his wife. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Monday, November 25 11:40 a.m. A citizen p/r that her car was struck was parked at The Marketplace. Hit and run. 11:50 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r a hit and run. Hit and run. 2:17 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone removed her cell phone from her bag. Grand larceny. 9:56 p.m. An Estate Pine Peace resident c/r having a dispute with his girlfriends daughter. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 11:04 p.m. A citizen c/r that he lost his cell phone in the area of Cruz Bay. Lost cell phone. No time given A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. T uesday, November 26 2:44 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r that his wallet was stolen from out of his vehicle. Burglary in the second. 4:00 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r an auto accident in the area of Maho Bay beach. Auto collision. 5:27 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r a disturbance in the area of Wharfside Village. Police assistance. 7:14 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident c/requesting police assistance at her residence. Police assistance. W ednesday, November 27 4:22 p.m. A Westin Resort damage to a vehicle in the resort parking lot. Damage to a vehicle. Thursday, November 28 c/r a disturbance in the area of the Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance of the peace. 11:29 p.m. A citizen c/r Coral Bay. Illegal discharge of Friday November 29 1:30 p.m. Badge #1242 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Trevor Warner of Estate Enighed under arrest and charged with Assault in the Third and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of an Assault. His bail was set at $50,500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections to be Remanded. 3:20 p.m. An Estate Pine Peace resident c/r that someone hit her vehicle at The Marketplace. Auto collision. EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333Red Hind Spawning Aggregation Area Is Closed Dec. 1 to Feb. 28St. John Tradewinds The Department of Planning and Natural Resources last week announced the seasonal closure of the red hind spawning aggregation area. peak reproductive months. As such, no harvest of any species is permit ted within the Red Hind Spawning Area from December 1 to February 28 each year. Fishing with pots, traps, bottom long-lines and nets is prohibited year-round in this area. DPNR asks for everyones cooperation in order to protect Virgin IsVirgin Islands. tact the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 775-6762 in St. Thomas. Sisterhood Agenda Launches St. John Youth CoalitionSt. John Tradewinds Sisterhood Agenda, recently awarded the 2013 Partnership for Hope Award from local philanthropists in St. John, formed the St. John Youth Coalition to coordinate efforts that target youth on the island. Founding members of the St. John Youth Coalition are: Sisterhood Agenda; St. John Community Foundation; Julius E. Sprauve School; Gifft Hill School; Guy Benjamin School; Love City Pan Dragons; Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center; Coral Bay Community Council; the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Coalition activities are just getting started and all agencies serving youth on St. John are invited to join the St. John Youth Coalition. For more information call Angela Coleman, Founding President of Sister hood Agenda, at 714-7076.


20 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 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) 642-3263T 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. Sundayt, December 8 Gabriella Brand will speak at the Unitarian Univer salist of St. John Fellowship Service on Sunday, December 8, at 10 a.m. at Gift Hill School, Lower Campus Great Room. 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 invit ed to join the Bethany Moravian Church at its annual PreChristmas 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. Sunday, December 22 The St. John Landsharks present the Fifth Annual Reindeer Ramble Christmas Run on Sunday, December 22, at Annaberg parking lot. This fun 5K run will give all the reindeer, elves, and of course Santa, a much needed warm-up for the 7:30 and the race starts at 8 a.m. For more information email Louise Wearmouth at louise@ 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. Saturday, January 18 Mark 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.OPENING NOTESACROSS 14 De-chalk 19 Basic notion sports tickers series) 45 Make stop 58 Major crime 81 Sea nymph 95 Past spouses concerto DOWN 5 More coy 64 Essence 86 Clemency Plain People 116 In re


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24 St. John Tradewinds, December 2-8, 2013 Madagascar, left, and ceramic work by Casey Giakas, below, will be December 6 show at The Marketplace.St. John Tradewinds News Photos Continued from Page 11 HAPPY HOLIDA YS! from the staff of St. John TradewindsThe Guavaberry Song, on Christmas morning with family and friends. Guavaberry rum is a delight and was originally put in demijohns, large glass green bottles. I have created Guavaberry rum demijohns for your Christmas, she said. Share it with friends and family this holiday. I have, of course, created your Guavaberry cups as Guavaberry is perfect for sipping. Eichner is excited to celebrate traditions large and small this holiday, she added. This little things, little ideas, little traditions become something so dear and worthy of celebration, she said. Celebrate your love of art, love of family, love of friends and most of all; love of the little things. The December 6 opening at Boulon Fine Art Gallery will also feature a performance by St. John School of the Arts students with narration by the show, with proceeds supporting the art school. The evening will also feature appetizers by Chef Andy Marcellin of Caribbeanese2 Will Showcase Work by Boulon, Hollander, Van de Bogurt Eichner and Giakas on December 6