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Banco Popular Gearing Up To Open Electronic St. John BranchPage 5BMVs Computer Problems Create Big Jam Up at Inspection LanePage 4Party Like a Rock Star ACC Gala on January 18Page 10 TN SEE PAGE 3 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: Web: (340) 776-6403 INSIDE: 2013 Year in Review Part I Pages 13-16January 6-12, 2014 Copyright 2014 Ettas West Indian Cuisine Draws Loyal FollowersPage 9 AKA Sorors and Students Celebrate Kwanzaa 2013 in Frank Powell ParkPage 7Holiday Break Allows Major Repairs To JESSPage 6St. John Tradewinds News Photo, above, by Bill StelzerRinging in 2014 St. John Style Story and additional photos on pages 2-3St. John Youth Ring in the New Year with Sisterhood Agendas Bash Story and photos on page 8 and 22


2 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne, Raven Philips NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 ADVERTISING MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year email: THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2014 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 ACC Annual Meeting Is January 8The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 8, at 6 p.m. in the Gifft Hill School lower campus. All dues-paying ACC members are invited to attend. Others may also join ACC at the beginning of the meeting by paying the modest annual membership donation at the entrance to the meeting. Monica Munro, the years-end annual report from President Lucy Banks, and a membership vote by paper ballot for two ACC Directors. One of whom is retiring while the other is re-applying for a full three-year term. Names of several St. John residents, who have been nominated and who have agreed to stand for election, will be on the ballot. In addition, spaces will be provided for write-in candidates.SJHS to Explore Petrus Family Roots and Early Cruz Bay History This Month The St. John Historical Society will explore the roots of the local Petrus family at its Tuesday, January 14, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church. Leayle Robinson will discuss his book, From Marys Point to Johns Folly The Petrus Family Tree, and present a slideshow highlighting prominent family members and their connections and contributions to St. John history. Members and guests are warmly welcomed. On Saturday, January 18, at 9:30 a.m., historian David Knight will lead a walk back in time to envision the landscape of the Little Cruz Bay plantation between the years of 1722 and 1765. David has recently concluded more than two years of intensive research on the history of Cruz Bay, during which time he has uncovered a wealth of little-known facts relating to the early settlement of Cruz Bay and the western section of St. John. No one who loves Virgin Islands history should miss this highly informative event. Participants are asked to meet at the wall on Cruz Bay beach across from the entrance to Grande Bay at 9:30 a.m. The walk will not be strenuous, but all are advised to bring water and sun protection. Members and their guests are warmly welcomed. The event is free, but donations to the SJHS will be graciously accepted. To sign up, call SJHS President Lonnie Willis at 693-8590.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.Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Peformance Jan. 10-12Gifft Hill School is pleased to announce the performance schedule for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a play produced by New England Youth Theatre in collaboration with GHS. Show times at the GHS Upper Campus are: Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, January 11, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, January 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at the Upper Campus starting on Wednesday, January 8. Please call 776-1730 for more information.


St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 3 Thursday, Jan. 9thHundreds Fill Street and Cruz Bay Beach for New Years Eve CelebrationBy Tradewinds Staff St. John Tradewinds The shoreline of Jost Van Dyke was a wall of boats for New Years Eve, but the Cruz Bay shoreline was a wall of people as St. John played to its biggest New Years celebrations ever with hundreds gathered on the waterfront. The high-spirited crowd spilled from the packed bar Motu at Low Key Watersports overlooking Cruz Beach in front of the restaurants of Wharfside Village. ball in Times Square to mark midnight which is an hour behind St. John was playing on a giant projec tion screen wafting between two shoreline palm trees, dancers on the street and along the beach entertaining The Beach Bar at Wharfside Village had live music and the party extended through Joes Rum Hut to the Waterfront Bistro. The center of town was crowded with celebrants moving from bar to bar and restaurant to restaurant. Small intimate parties continued well after dinner was served at La Tapa. Woodys and The Other Side hosted others revelers avoiding the big crowd on the beach. Carlos Di Blasi and his wife Maria hosted their annual intimate crowd of locals and staff at Morgans Mango with a DJ and dancing. After midnight, St. John restaurateur Michael Barry and his wife Barbie were entertaining a small gin Fire restaurant at Mongoose II with a big sound system and wondering whether they would try to compete with the big event on the beach next New Years Eve. We might give the staff the night off next year, Barry said with slight chagrin, shortly before a steady 2014 started, Virgin Fire was still going strong at 2 a.m. There was minimum police presence and there were no reports of any disturbances or arrests at the Leander Jurgen Command of the V.I. Police Department in Cruz Bay.INDEXBusiness Directory ..............22 Church Directory .................20 Crime Stoppers ...................23 Cryptoquip ...........................20 Letters ......................18-19, 21 Obituary ............................. 20 On the Market .....................12 Police Log ...........................23 Real Estate ....................26-27 2013 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: DECEMBER 20136.90 inchesAVERAGE DECEMBER3.91 InchesTOTAL Y-T-DY-T-D AVERAGE InchesSt. John Tradewinds News Phots by Bill Stelzer HAPPY 2014!


By Tradewinds Staff St. John Tradewinds Despite continuing computer problems, Bureau of Motor Vehicle Inspection Lane employes on St. John tried to keep registering vehicles with paper records to circumvent computer system problems. But some St. John motorists were irate about the delays and about being required to pay cash for daily fees until the computer system was back in operation for re-registering unregistered vehicles. Owners of vehicles with expired registrations being re-registered were required to pay $7 per day for a temporary paper registration, according to one resident to voice his discontent. Something is not right, the Cruz Bay resident said in his call cember 30 to complain about the required cash payments for re-registering his vehicle. A notice has been posted at the Inspection Lane for weeks stating that Due to continuous Computer Server Problems We will not be able to print Registrations or Driver Licenses. Customers were asked to call the St. Thomas BMV for assistance before going there, as they too are experiencing Server problems due to electrical power surges. The holiday closings of govworse. Theres a story down there this morning, one Tradewinds reader e-mailed to report on Monday, December 30. Big jam up. I just walked by and it was a mob scene. You can get the car inspected but cannot get the registration paperwork completed because the computer down; try next week, another resident said. No other explanation was given. I personber and the BMV was locked. I got the car physically inspected on December 16 and have been trying every day since to get the registration paperwork done. Although the Inspection Lanes computers were out of operation, vehicle inspections were being peropen between Christmas and New Years Day. The BMV began issuing Special Permits on December 31, which were valid until January 9, hoped the computer problems would be solved. Then the inspection lane closed for the New Years holiday and didnt reopen for the remainder of the week. The computer system is expected to be back in operation and the Inspection Lane reopened sometime after the Three Kings Day holiday, Monday, January 6. I think its time they dusted off the typewriter, one resident said.4 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 BMVs Computer Problems Create Big Jam Up at Inspection Lane, Annoying Year-end Customers 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 St. John Tradewinds News Photos


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After years of looking for the right space to open a St. John branch, Banco Popular is only days away from opening the doors of Just a few steps off the Loredon Boynes Sr. Ferry Dock, Banco Popular is opening its St. John electronic branch in part of the old Mooies Bar building in the heart of downtown Cruz Bay. Banco Popular joins branches on St. John; FirstBank, ScotiaBank and Merchants Commercial Bank. The fourth largest banking group in Spain, Banco Popular launched its North American, Caribbean and Latin American services in 1961. Today there are about 90 branches from California to St. Thomas; and soon, St. John. Already the banks Automatic Teller pect to complete interior work next week, explained Banco Popular Assistant Vice President Keisha Prince. The ATM is already open and anyone can use it, said Prince. You dont need to be a Banco Popular customer; any card from any bank will work. The machine also takes easy deposits so customers can deposit into their accounts right at the ATM. In the next few days, well be wrapping all the computers in place, Prince said. side, but were close. Once the interior work on the new elec tronic branch is compete, residents can expect to meet with a representative and be able to open a Banco Popular account, Prince explained. Were going to have a representative, Tiffanie Quetel, there for the next few months, who will be able to answer any questions, said the Banco Popular assistant vice president. Shell be stationed there temporarily and will work with customers who want to open accounts. Ill also be in and out of the branch there, so well have a good presence. All deposits will be made through the deposit services for business clients, Prince added. After years of talking about and planning on opening a St. John branch, Banco newest presence. Were very close and were excited, said Prince. Were just putting all the little employee there next week who will be able to lend any assistance to customers. While many residents are excited to have another banking option on the island, however, not everyone on St. John is thrilled with Banco Populars choice of location. The bank transformed about a quarter of the historic Mooies Bar building. With bright blue paint and a gleaming white entrance, the space looks a far cry from the charming West Indian building which has Cruz Bay corner for decades. I think its very unfortunate that they [Banco] didnt design the space in keeping with the character of the original design, said a St. John resident, who asked to not be character of the original building. St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 5 Banco Popular Gearing Up To Open Electronic St. John Branch St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott DR. BRONNERS LIQUID ORGANIC SOAP FOR CLEAN, SOFT SKIN!A vailable for You at Natures Way in the Marketplace! Unlike any youve ever used. A combination of organic oils including extra virgin coconut and olive oils, together with pure essence oils.... thatproduces a velvety-lather that leaves the skin silky-smooth and refreshed. Natures Way Health F ood Store and Vegan Deli (Now NE W Hot food options) Cruz Bay Marketplace 2nd Floor Near Innovative 340-693-3333


6 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 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 By Tradewinds Staff St. John Tradewinds Julius E. Sprauve School School students may have been on break out for the Christmas Holiday, but there was plenty of work getting done at the islands main public school. After months of progress on repairs to the schools aging facilities, major structural issues at the aging educational facility and the holidays were the perfect time to address them. With students on vacation, workers were busy demolishing a failing school building on the campus one of Principal Wells major areas of concern. Come take a look, Wells said proudly when asked during Christmas break about her years-long effort to bring the campus in the center of Cruz Bay up to acceptable condition. Crumbling concrete and plaster had been removed from the ceiling of the hallway usually crowded with lower school students by the beginning of Christmas week and workers were preparing to re-plaster the ceiling during the rest of the school vacation week after Christmas. Built in the mid-1950s, Julius E. Sprauve School serves students in grades kindergarten through eight, but has had obvious structural issues visible across its campus. The condition of the school buildings brought the JESS Parent and Teacher Association to petition the Department of Education to address the problem after a meeting of parents, teachers and many of the issues addressed.Holiday Break Allows Major Repairs to JESS with Students Away St. John Tradewinds News Photo


By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds Christmas celebrations in Cruz Bay take a cultural twist each year on Boxing Day as a local sorority gathers in Franklin Powell Park. The 19th Annual Kwanzaa Community Celebration took place in the glow of an 18-foot Christmas tree and the white lights draped around the bandstand Thursday night, December 26. AKA sorors and student groups from middle school and high school gathered to hear readings on the history of Kwanzaa and the Afrocentric principals promoting strong communities. Participation began with the lighting of the kinara. Each of the seven candles were lit by different members of the Young Emerging Leaders. As each student lit her candle, a soror read one of the Kwanzaaa principals. This years honoree, businesswoman Naomi Hodge, watched from behind a table decorated with Introduced by AKA soror Lucille Parsons, Hodge was recognized licensed hairdresser on St. John. Each year we try to honor a community elder, this year it was Miss Naomi Hodge, said Annetta Henderson, President of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Theta Omega chapter. The soror who chose Hodge wanted to promote Kwanzaas economic principles, Hender son added. As a businesswoman, a property owner and a former member of the Business and Professional Womens Organization, Hodge was a good choice, continued Henderson. Pedestrians travelling to and from the Loredon Boynes ferry dock across the street paused in groups to witness the candle lighting and dancing by the Mungo Niles quadrille troupe. When the quadrille caller invited the crowd to join the fun, several onlookers jumped into a spirited line dance. Soror Felicia Blake observed the celebration from a row of seats set up for the evenings dignitar ies. Blake has attended many of the Cruz Bay celebrations and has seen them grow in popularity, she explained. Theyre more popular, said Blake. Theyre very lively. The crowd keeps coming out and they participate. The evenings festivities ended with cheers and words of thanks from the organizers and a group past, promote peace and progress in the present and recognize the contributions of African culture to the world. Its a matter of bringing an awareness of Kwanzaa to the community, Henderson said about the reason for AKAs commitment to the Kwanzaa celebrations for the past 19 years. And we enjoy doing it, Its a matter of service, giving back to the community, she said.St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 7 AKA Sorors and Student Groups Celebrate Kwanzaa in Cruz Bay ParkSt. John Tradewinds GreenLivingAssociationBIG things happening with IGLA in 2014! Sat. 8 a.m. to noon, Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon, at Git Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer StationThe ReSource Depot is open for business! 70,000 THANKS annual celebration Feb. 1. Stay tuned for details. Announcing IGLAs fundraising campaign: Preserve St. JohnHelp us address island-wide environmental issues! More details to come at Happy Holidays! www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About 55 St. John teens packed the Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay on Tuesday night, December 31, to ring in 2014 at Sisterhood Agendas 4th Annual Sisterhood Brotherhood New Years Eve Youth Extravaganza. Although last years event drew a larger crowd, the annual alcoholand drug-free teen party has become a tradition for many St. John youngsters, explained Sisterhood Agenda President Angela Coleman. Last year there were a lot of people who came out for the barge party, which didnt happen for the they ended up at our party, said Coleman. We had almost 100 people last year and we didnt have that crowd this year. While we had fewer people in general, we did have our young people who come out every year and our volunteers. Revellers wore New Years top hats, feathered tiaras and beaded necklaces as they danced and celebrated 2014 in a drugand alcohol-free environment. Attendees also had the chance to learn about Colemans newly formed St. John Youth Coalition, she added. We made an announcement about the new St. John Youth Coalition which Sisterhood Agenda formed recently, said Coleman. The kids were really interested in it and understand what were about. Colemans vision for the St. John Youth Coalition is to have all of the organizations and agencies on the island that offer youth programs and services from sports to heath screenings to work together, she explained. One of the reasons we formed the coalition was because there are opportunities out there for us to work together, said Coleman. As a small segment of the population on our small island, its important for us to come together. We are much stronger when we work together, particularly when it comes to funding. one is crying about funding cuts and funding issues, but there are important opportunities that are available and were much stronger as a coalition, she said. Collaboration between all island youth-serving agencies, from the St. John Community Foundation to the Love City Pan Dragons, will also improve the quality and consistency of youth opportunities, Coleman added. This is about us being able to administer youth programs more she said. This will also ensure that we can get the assistance, training and resources that we need for youth on St. John. Some of us have resources that we dont need and this will help put those resources to use. This is a mechanism for us to serve the youth of the island in a comprehensive and realistic way, said Coleman. The coalition will John. Since the Virgin Islands government considers St. John to be a part of the St. Thomas/St. John District, many of the islands specluding services for youth, according to Coleman. The Cruz Bay Youth Center is one example of the problems with this whole notion of one district, she said. St. John is consistently lumped into the district of St. Thomas but St. John youth dont have the same issues socially, or health-related and more, as St. Thomas youth. Its a different island.8 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 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! St. John Tradewinds News Photos St. John Youth Ring in 2014 at Sisterhood Agendas Cruz Bay Bash Continued on Page 22


St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 9 By Tradewinds Staff St. John Tradewinds St. Johnian restaurateur Etta Samuel has operated Ettas West Indian Cuisine in three different restaurants around Cruz Bay over the past 20 years, but her newest Marketplace may be the home she has been looking for all along. I think this is one of the best spots I could wish for, Samuel said of her convenient new location just inside the entrance to the second level of The Marketplace. People love it, she said of the reaction of her loyal clientele to the new location. The taxi drivers are very happy because its a nice location with parking spaces. The small storefront restaurant space has seen a variety of tenants during the short history of the commercial center overlooking Enighed Pond, but Ettas familiar sign looks just right propped up against the door. Passersby cant miss the aroma wafting from the warming table of curry chicken, fry chicken, dove pork, spicy grouper, conch in butter sauce and shrimp scampi. With entrees ranging in price from $10 to $15, the heaping takeout containers let customers eat on the run or enjoy the cool shade and breeze at the tables dotting the entrance to the second level of The Marketplace. The best bet might be the seafood platter at $15 which gives one a hearty sampling of all the tasty island seafood dishes spicy grousauce and spicy shrimp scampi on rice with sweet fried dumplings. And, dont go without a pate The new Ettas West Indian Cuisine is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Bill StelzerEttas West Indian Cuisine Draws Loyal Followers 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 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 STRONGHOUSE CONSTRUCTIONThe Concrete Specialist Excellence in quality work on schedule T: (340) 513-4538 (340) 777-7556 E:


10 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM (340) 228-2090 paul@islandcork.comlocated within Mongoose Junction Uncorked every Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat. 1-5 and Sunday by appointment only. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dust off those leather pants and get ready for one of the biggest parties of the year on St. John while supporting one of the most on the island. The St. John Animal Care Center is hosting its annual Gala on Saturday evening, January 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Estate Chocolate Hole East home of Joanne and Glen Hall, located at 166 Croton Road. This years theme is Party Like a Rock Star with guests asked to don their best rock star duds for the soiree. While there will be prizes for the best costheir black leather vests and ripped jeans are welcome to wear island fancy attire. The night will feature DJ music by Adonis Morten and the crowd will even have the chance to get in on the fun with Karaoke action. prizes and a silent auction for the chance to win local boat trips, hotel stays and more. Guests will also enjoy delicious appetizers prepared by some of the best island chefs and an open bar. Parking is available along the neighborhood road or attendees can park at the Westin Villas road and take advantage of shuttle ser vice to the party. Gala tickets are $100 in advance, $125 at the door, and are available at Connections East and West, Chelsea Drug Store, St. John Hardware and the ACC Shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay. Tickets are also available online at While the evening is sure to be a night of fabulous food, fantastic music and much revelry, the real reason for the gala is to raise much needed funds for the islands sole animal welfare organization. The ACC runs the only no-kill shelter in the U.S. or British Virgin city, and more. Currently there are about 15 dogs and 35 cats at the shelter waiting for their forever homes. Faced with ongoing costs ranging from veterinary bills to keeping the roughly 30 cat feeding stations across the island stocked, the ACC gets little help from the government. With its scant government funding, the organization relies on fundraisers and donations to keep its doors open, explained ACC Shelter Manager Ryan Moore. We have lots of costs includ ing the cat food we need for the 30 feeding stations across the island, said Moore. Vet bills get pretty expensive and we need money for food for the dogs and getting dogs to the states for off-island adoption. Funds raised at the gala will also go to pay for the bare-bones ACC staff which keeps the shelter functioning, Moore added. We rely on our fundraisers to help us cover the costs of running the shelter and the every day workings of an animal rescue, said Moore. The ACC is able to oversee the care of all abandoned and abused animals on the island thanks to its three main fundraisers each year. In addition to its annual member ship drive, the group hosts an annual whacky island dog show, WaMarket; and the winter Gala. Without the communitys support at these annual fundraisers, the St. John ACC would have a ritorys only no-kill shelter open. The group has found much success recently with its off-island adoption program. While the program which places dogs and cats in stateside homes thanks to donations and even volunteer chaperones has been ongoing for several years, the past few months have seen its popularity skyrocket, Moore explained. Weve had about seven to 10 dogs in the last two months who have been adopted by off-island families, said the ACC shelter manager. The program seems to really be doing well and I think that has a lot to do with our online presence. Since were on a really small, transient island, it helps that we can cater to the 50 states without having to be there. Our Facebook page is really good and has helped us get the word out about off-island adoptions and the dogs and cats we have, said Moore. The ACC does accept donations year-round and members can join for a year for anywhere from $100 to $5,000 or more. For more information about donating to the St. John ACC, call the shelter at 774-1625 or check out the website Keep an eye out for the ACC Gala poster, created by Lindsey Vann of LV Creative which features shelter rescue dog Morrison sporting his best rock star look. And purchase those Gala tickets at locations across the island or at the ACC shelter. Tickets to the gala also make great gifts, ACC board member Dr. Elaine Campbell added. Gala tickets make wonderful holiday gifts for your friends even if you dont plan to attend your self, said Campbell.Party Like a Rock Star at ACC Gala on January 18 at the Hall Residence The Moravian Churches of St. John will be conducting a week of prayer services for Christian Unity beginning Sunday, January 5, at 5 p.m. and Monday to Friday at 7 p.m. January 5-7 at Emmaus and January 8-10 at Bethany. The Theme is Pressing on in Prayer.Week of Prayer Services ScheduledThe St. John Historical Society is seeking submissions for its quarterly journal, Five Quarters, which features articles and photos on the history of the island. Submissions on topics ranging from articles on the life of Tainos to St. John-related family photos from the 20th century will be considered. Articles should be between 500-1,000 words, and must be concise, on-topic, and most importantly, relate to Virgin Islands or Danish West Indies history. The articles relevancy to St. John should be clear. To be considered for the February journal, submissions should be received no later than January 15. Please contact SJHS journal editor Andrea Milam at andreami for more information.SJHS Seeking Submissions for Journal


St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 11 Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 2013 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)JANUARY2.17 Inches FEBRUARY1.8 Inches MARCH1.8 Inches APRIL1.22 Inches MAY7.58 Inches JUNE4.12 Inches JULY3.06 Inches AUGUST4.16 Inches SEPTEMBER7.9 Inches OCTOBER4.58 Inches NOVEMBER10.44 Inches DECEMBER6.90 Inches YEARLY RAINFALL55.79 Inches 7.36 Inches JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE CHARM OF ITALY January 10, 2014 6-9 P.M. Mongoose JunctionCome to Best of Both Worlds for the newest designs from Milan and Venicehandmade, soft leather handbags, decorative masks, and Murano glass jewelry to please every palette & budget! Enjoy the sounds of David Laabs classical guitar and begin or end your journey of Italy with a wonderful tasting tour of Italian Wines with Paul from Island Cork served with fine cheeses and charcuterie. Dont miss this wonderful evening! St John Film Society Screens Early Womens Lib Films with Visiting Filmmaker, Julia ReichertSt. John Tradewinds St John Film Society (SJFS) announced last week a special screening of Early Womens Lib Films with Julia Reichart, award January 7, at 7:30 p.m. at St John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. This screening will include a selection of short, painfully funLiberation Movement includ ing, Growing Up Female (Jim Klein, Julia Reichert), Make Out (Geri Ashur, Andrea Eagan), Up Against the Wall (Miss America Newsreel Group), and Anything You Want to Be (Liane Brandon). This is a very special screening as Reichert will be on hand for discussion and to place these archival Growing Up Female, the womens movement, looks at the lives of six girls and women and the institutional forces that shape them. Recently inducted into the National Film Registry, this painremains a powerful example of what women accomplished when ond Wave Womens Movement, Growing Up Female, has been beautifully restored. This 1971 documentary to emerge from those halcyon days. It was very widely seen and used in womens centers, classrooms and church basements to spread the basic insights of womens second class status. This program is something we encour age all young girls to see. Susan Sontag wrote Its one of those painful experiences thats good for you. Make Out (1970) shows a young couple making out in a car while a voiceover reveals the young womans real thoughts about what is happening. Up Against the Wall, a notion of the Miss America pageant of 1968, with raps, guerrilla theater, and original songs. Anything You Want to Be was one of the earliest and most Movement. Made in 1971, this agers humorous collision with sexrole stereotypes was one of the sures and the more subtle, internal identity. Julia Reichert was nominated three times for the Academy Award for her documentary work and is winner of the Primetime Emmy Award. She has directed worldwide, including Sundance, New York, Telluride, Cannes and mentaries were all broadcast on national PBS. GROWING UP FEMALE, which was her student project at Antioch College, was recently named to the National Film theatrically around the U.S., playing in over 100 cities, and interna tionally in theaters and television in dozens of countries. She is a proud cofounder of the distribution coop, New Day Films, a founder of the Independent Feature Projat Wright State University, a mom and a grandma. 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 infomation email the St. John Film Society at stjviff@ or visit their website at


12 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 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 Entertain In Grand Style at LAutre MondeBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Guests will never stop visiting your Caribbean Shangri-la after they enjoy the privacy, beauty and tranquility at LAutre Monde. This unique, seven bedroom, seven and a half bath Great Cruz Bay custom villa is for sale for $5.25 million, explained Islandia Real Estate sales associate Lynn Giovanna. LAutre Monde, Another World in French, is a unique, custom built property with quality, be seen to be appreciated, said Giovanna. Details at this one-of-a-kind throughout much of the property, extensive native stonework, handmade glass sinks, custom hardwood cabinetry, indoor and outdoor audio systems, generous decks and more. LAutre Monde is perched on a hillside in Estate Great Cruz Bay overlooking the harbor and the sea beyond. Enjoy stunning tropical sunset views from the spacious decks while watching the lights of Cruz Bay harbor and St. Thomas twinkle to life in the distance. The villas Great Cruz Bay location also affords protective covenants and restrictions as well as access to a private dinghy dock, explained Giovanna. The area is also a hit with short term rental guests, the Islandia Real Estate sales associate added. This well maintained neighborhood is very popular for short term rentals, said Giovanna. It is a wonderful area for a morning jog or evening stroll and you are just a few minutes from town, with shopping, grocery stores, restaurants and North Shore beaches just a short drive away. With separate gated parking areas and entrances, guests at LAutre Monde will never get too close for comfort. The property is set up so that owners and their guests can enjoy time together and also have privacy, said Giovanna. The villa boasts two separate wings each with its own pool; the original three bedroom, three bath, West Wing and the newer four bedroom, four and a half bath, East Wing. The original three bedroom West Wing, built in 1989 and extensively renovated in 2004, features a classic Caribbean design with the professional-grade kitchen and spacious living area under roof, yet open-air to take full advantage of the cooling breezes and jaw-dropping views. The West Wings heated pool, equipped with a swim machine, is just steps from the living area. There are two well-appointed en-suite master bedrooms on the main level. A third bedroom, with private entry, is located on the lower level on the West Wing. The East Wing at LAutre Continued on Page 22


St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 13 Part I By Tradewinds Staff Y REJANUARY 7-13, 2013Maho Bay Campground Property Sells for $13.95M Historic Eco-tourism Resorts May 2013 Closing Announced after more than 36 years of operation under eco-tourism guru Stanley Selengut, of New York City, and the world-renowned campground would be closing on May 15 with Selenguts resort to vacate the land by the end of June. The property was not expected to continue as a resort. Selengut signed a lease for the property in 1974 and started Maho Bay Campground with 18 tent sites. The waterfront resort on Maho Bay and Little Maho beaches eventually grew to 114 platform-tent style units and 12 neighboring accommodations called Harmony Studios. After the December 27, 2012, direct sale to an unknown buyer, Selengut is focusing his eco-tourism efforts on the expanding Estate Concordia eco-tourism resort overlooking Salt Pond Bay, Drunk Bay and Mary Point on the islands southeast shore. St. John Magazine Issue No. 7 Hits the Newsstands Rafe Boulon Retires from Virgin Islands National Park Brion Fitzgerald Named New V.I. National Park Superintendent Comments Accepted on Making VINP Smoke-Free JANUARY 21-27, 2013Tourist Dies While Snorkeling at Waterlemon CayA Pennsylvania man drowned Sunday, January 13, while snorkeling with his wife near Waterlemon Cay in the V.I. National Park. Steve Rock, 60, of Enola, Penn sylvania was found in shallow water on the east side of Waterlemon Cay after his wife reported him missing. St. John Rescue was praised for its response and bystanders also helped in the search for the victim and the recovery of his body. JANUARY 27-FEBRUARY 3, 2013VIPD Conrms Skeletal Remains Belong to Missing St. John WomanVIPD detectives announced that skeletal remains found in a remote area of Estate Adrian in August 2012 Samantha James. James had been missing since October 2011. The skeletal remains were discovered on August 01, 2012, and a DNA sample was sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation August 08, 2012, and the results were received the week of January 14, 2013. Although police have declined to comment on the cause of death, VIPD District Chief Darren Foy said police have several active leads that we are following up on. VINP Creating 3D Images of Reef Bay Petroglyphs Guy Benjamin School Disrupted by Swarms of Bees Threat FEBRUARY 4-10, 2013Cruz Bay One of Three Communities Selected for Street Naming ProjectGiving directions in Cruz Bay someday might actually involve street names instead of turn right after the mango tree. Cruz Bay is one of three communities in the USVI chosen to be part of the pilot project. The projects goal is to name all streets and number all buildings to bring local addresses into conformity with VINP Announces Smoke-Free BeachesEffective January 31, 2012, smoking and tobacco use are forbidden on all Virgin Islands National Park beaches within 50 feet of the waterline in both directions, Acting Park Superintendent Mike Anderson announced on January 31.DPNR Ofce Reprimanded for Waving Gun on Coral Bay DockDepartment of Planning and Natural Resources weapon and in the execution of their duties in July 2012 marine enforcement action in Coral Bay which was strongly criticized by members of the boating boarded several moored vessels and landed at the waterfront. VINP Closes 325 Acres Due to Illegal Trail Cutting remote south shore area of the park east of the Reef Bay Great House above the White Cliffs to protect an endemic and rare shrub species found only within the park boundaries. An illegal trail was continually cleared through the isolated area despite on-going VINP Part I


14 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 Y RE Part I Part IFEBRUARY 11-17, 2013Woman Robs FirstBank, Throws Money A woman who allegedly robbed the Cruz Bay branch of First Bank, a few hundred feet from the VIPD Leander Jurgen Command of the U.S. Virgin Islands on a nearby corner throwing money in the air after the robbery. The suspect, who may be homeless, was 35, of Nevada, according was charged with First Degree Robbery and held on $75,000 bail. FEBRUARY 18-24, 2013Boat Catches Fire and Sinks in Coral Bay HarborThe 34-foot Morgan sailboat Perstary and sank in Coral Bay Wednesday afternoon, February 13, with black clouds of smoke billowing from the western side of the harbor. V.I. Fire Service personnel and personnel were unable to attempt to extinguish the near Island Blues reported at 2 p.m. and the boat sank just after 4 p.m. The 120 Couples Renew Vows on Valentines The 11th Annual Vow Renewal brought 120 couples to Hawsknest Beach to renew their wedding vows with St. John Barefoot Minister Anne Marie Porter. Music was provided by Albion Sewer on steel pan and Michael VINP Wraps Up Big Boat Mooring InstallationThe Virgin Islands National Park completed its big 13 moorings for capable of accommodating boats up to 100 feet in length and about 200 moorings capable of holding vessels up to 60 feet in length. FEBRUARY 25 MARCH 3, 2013VINP Ofcials Spell Out Smoking Ban, New Anchoring GuidelinesV.I. National Park and Coral Reef National Monu Compendium which includes a smoking ban on all beaches and new anchoring guidelines. The document out the parks new anchoring guidelines. Supporters Raise $70,000 for ACS at Third Annual St. John Relay for LifeA total of 24 teams, numerous volunteers and community members stayed up all night to help the local chapter of the American Cancer Society raise about $70,000 at the Third Annual St. John Relay for Life. Mock Jumbies, Dancers and Vendors in Park Highlight 13th Annual Arts Festival MARCH 4-10, 2013Rock Royalty Spotted on Love CityBruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney were spotted on St. John last week. The two were reportedly cruising the area aboard a 453-foot motor yacht Rising Sun which was at anchor in round bay on Sunday, March 3. PSC and Ferry Companies Propose Raising Fares for Tourists, Students and Teachers Ninth Annual Friends of the Park Gala Raises $56,000 Students Learn Beekeeping, Bread Making and More at Folk Life Festival MARCH 11-17, 2013Exposed Rebar, Falling Rubble Worry JESS Parents, PTABuilt in the mid-1950s, Julius E. Sprauve School serves students in grades kindergarten through eight, but has obvious structural issues visible across its campus. The condition of the school buildings brought the JESS Parent and Teacher Association to petition the Department of Education to address the problem after a VINP S taff Welcomes New Superintendent Brion Fitzgerald VINP R angers Nab St. Thomas Fisherman for Illegal Fish Pots Montessori School Raises $15,000 at Flame and Fusion Event MARCH 18-24, 2013Two St. John Men Convicted of Transporting Illegal ImmigrantsSt. John residents Davidson Alfred and Lamorthe Delva, were convicted on March 5 of transporting illegal immigrants. The two were nabbed on Nv ember 2, 2012, a vessel carrying 35 Haitian was spotted the previous night, according to published reports. Sentencing was set 27th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction Raises Money for Scholarship Fund St. John Goes Green for St. Paddys Day


St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 15 Y REPart I Part IMARCH 25-31, 2013DPW Starts Much Needed Work on Pine Peace Basketball CourtThe Department of Public Works contracted Stone Masonry to conduct the $368,620 rehabilitation project on the only public basketball court in Cruz Bay. Karen Jarvis Is Named New Friends of VINP Program Manager 27th Annual GHS Auction Raises About $200,000 for Scholarship fund 17th Almost Annual CBYC Flotilla Raise Funds for Guy Benjamin School APRIL 1-7, 2013VINP Marks Two Deaths from Drowning, Vehicle AccidentTwo men died in separate incidents at the end of March in the V.I. National Park area. John Husted, 55, of Ohio, died while snorkeling off Whistling Cay on Sunday, March 14, according to on-line reports. Richard Tetrick, 32, was ejected from his vehicle and died Wednesday evening, March 27, after his soft-top Jeep 30 feet below. 16th Annual Julius E. Sprauve School Gala Raises $60,000+ for Computers and More APRIL 8-14, 2013Hawksbill Turtles Emerge on Trunk Bay BeachSeveral Hawksbill sea turtle hatchlings, each about three inches long, made their way out to sea amidst sunbathers, swimmers and snorkelers on Thursday morning April 4. Johns Folly Learning Institute Celebrates 17 Years on April 6 Ryan Moore Is New ACC Shelter Manager APRIL 15-21, 2013VINP Ofcials Return Historic Anchor to Hurricane Hole anchor dating to the 1800s to shallow waters in the V.I. Coral Reef National Monument area of Hurricane Hole for the enjoyment of snorkelers and swimmers. The historic anchor had been hooked by a yacht anchor off Hurricane Hole in 2004. The yacht shook the anchor loose in outer Coral Bay where it was used for years by Coral Bay tall ship Silver Cloud Danish Students Investigate History of Rustenberg Plantation APRIL 22-28, 2013Hugo Roller Granted Rezoning for Coral Bay Eco-resortThe V.I. Legislature approved a rezoning and variance request by Hugo Roller to construct an ecoresort and community commercial center adjacent to the Rollers Coral Bay Garden Center. Roller had requested that 2.5 acres be rezoned from A-2 to B-3, and that 11.4 acres currently zoned A-2 be given a variance for the campground. Work Continues on State of the Art Inter-Island Ferries World Publicity Spotlight on St. John, Local Businesses APRIL 29 MAY 5, 2013Cruz Bay Fire Guts Cafe RomaSmoke began billowing out of the second story windows of downtown Cruz Bays Cafe Roma fought to extinguish the blaze which gutted the popular, long-time Italian restaurant in the heart of the commercial district. The blaze was extinguished and its roof severely damaged. Westin Resort Employees Clean Jacobs Ladder Area MAY 6-12, 2013Former St. John Couple To Be Tried for Murder SeparatelyFormer St. John residents Grant Hayes and Amanda degree murder charges in North Carolina. The former St. John nightclub singer, 33, and his wife, 41, are accused of killing and dismembering Grant Hayes ex-girlfriend and the mother of his two children and transporting the remains to Texas. GHS, Core and Low Key Team Up To Fight Country Singer Kenny Chesney Donates Part of Album Proceeds to Friends of VINP


16 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 Y REPart I Part IMAY 13-19, 2013Love Citys Oxygen Generator Is Up and RunningSt. John EMS, Fire Service, National Park Service and St. John rescue now have access to an unlimited supply of oxygen for the islands emergency services agencies. The oxygen generator was purchased for $60,000 through donations from private benefactors and Rotary organizations. Caneels Tennis Program Ranks in Top Ten Resorts and Camps CBCC Hosts Sustainable Design Workshop MAY 20-26, 2013Recent Rains Worsen Weakened Centerline RoadFlooding from heavy rains brought down a new section of the already eroding area of Centerline Road didnt expect to move ahead with repairs for at least three months. Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Marks 30 Years Love Citys Finest Celebrate National Police Week JESS Basketball Team Wins Territorial Championship MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2013DPNR Director Roberto Tapia Arrested for Drug TrafckingV.I. Director of Environmental Enforcement Roberto Tapia was arrested Friday, May 17, at the Red Hook ferry dock after returning from St. John armed and in uniform with seven kilos of cocaine in a back-pack. Tapia, who has served as director since 2012, was suspended without pay and ordered to surrender all government-owned equipment. New York Brothers Catch and Release Giant Blue Marlin South of St. John Travelocity Team Spotted in Cruz Bay JUNE 3-9, 2013VIPD Acting St. John Commander Angelo Hill ArrestedActing Commander of the St. John Leander Jurgen Command Angelo Hill, former St. John Chief, was arrested by federal agents on Friday, May 24, Director of Environmental Enforcement Roberto Tapia. Federal agents allege Hill supplied seven kilos of cocaine to Tapia in a meeting on St. John before Tapia was arrested May 17. Warning Signs Installed at Centerline Road Collapse Businesswoman Angie Smith Named 2013 Entrepreneur JUNE 10-16, 2013About $4,500 Needed for Final Equipment for Basketball CourtRenovations to Love Citys sole basketball court in Estate Pine Peace under a $386,000 government allocation were in full swing and community members Commnity activists Alice Krall and Nedra Ephraim raised more than $40,000 in additional funds for equipment and were seeking to raise another $4,500 for playground equipment. Nanny Point Fenced To Keep Animals Not People Out Tourist Trap Wins First Annual St. John Rib Cook Off JUNE 17-23, 2013Enighed Pond Marine Facility Administrative Building Dedicated the grand opening and dedication of the Theovald E. Moorehead Marine Facility Administration Building with members of the Moorehead family on June 10. DPW Seeks Bids for Centerline Road Repairs Gifft Hill School Graduates Eight JUNE 24-30, 2013St. John Festival Royalty Crowned at Food Fair and CoronationSt. John Festival Queen Khadijah Lee and Festival Princess Faith Marie Sweeney were crowned at the St. John Food Fair and Coronation ceremony on Sunday, June 23, at Frank Powell Park as festivities got into full swing. 25 Students Promoted at JESS Eighth Grade Graduation Centerline Road Gets Upper Carolina Speed Bumps


St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 17 St. John Tradewinds Circle the dates on the calendar and plan those trips Americas 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays! The 2014 entrance fee-free days are: January 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day; February 1517, Presidents Day weekend; April 19-20, National Park Weeks opening weekend; August 25, National Park Services 98th birthday; September 27, National Public Lands Day; and November 11,Veterans Day. Americas national parks welcome more than 280 million visitors a year, said National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. To say thanks for that support and invite every American to visit these treasures that they own, we are declaring nine days of free admission next year. Whether its that once-ina-lifetime family trip to Yellowstone or taking a daily walk along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., or the moment at Central High School that your child suddenly understands what civil rights are all about, national parks offer places for unforgettable experiences, said Jarvis. National parks not only protect and preserve the places we most value; they also add enormous economic value to nearby communities and the entire nation. Visitor spending represents national economy and supports more than 250,000 jobs. Fee-free days are a great way to both thank those visitors and infavorite, he said. With more than 84 million acres of spectacular scenery, 17,000 miles of trails, 5,000 miles of shoreline, 27,000 historic and prehistoric structures, and 100 nite number of authentic American stories to tell, national parks offer something for every taste. Those in search of superlatives including the countrys highest point (in Denali National Park) and lowest point (in Death Valley National Park), deepest lake (Crater Lake National Park), longest cave (Mammoth Cave National Park), tallest trees (Redwood National Park), and highest waterfall (Yosemite National Park). Normally, 133 national parks charge an entrance fee that ranges from $3 to $25. The entrance fee waiver does not cover amenity or user fees for things like camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Other Federal land manage ment agencies that will offer feefree days in 2014 are: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Ser vice and the Army Corps of Engineers. Please contact each for details. The National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service also participate in the America the Beautiful National Parks Pass and Federal Recreational Lands Pass programs. These passes provide access to more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, grasslands, and other federal lands. Four passes are available: free annual pass to current military members and their dependents; free lifetime pass for people with per manent disabilities; $10 lifetime senior pass for those aged 62 and over; and $80 annual pass for the general public.NPS Offering Nine Fee Free Days in 2014 Donates to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Soup Kitchen January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 15-17 Presidents Day weekend; April 19-20 National Park Weeks opening weekend August 25 National Park Services 98th birthday September 27 National Public Lands Day November 11 Veterans DaySt. John Tradewinds Spring Semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are scheduled to begin on Monday, January 13. Online registration for continuing UVI students is now available, with access through the Universitys BanWeb registration and student information tool. Late registration for continuing students is set for January 9 and 10. UVI class schedules, a link to the BanWeb login page and additional details are available from the Registrars section of the UVI website A week of orientation activities is planned for new students enrolling at UVI on both campuses, from Sunday, January 5, through Friday, Jan. 10. New student advisement and registration is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8. All newly matricu lated students are required to participate in orienta tion activities prior to the start of the semester for academic advising and development of their class schedules. Orientation also includes placement testing, sessions to introduce new students to UVI college life, networking with other students and instructors, campus tours and keynote addresses on both campuses. The 2014 orientation will feature keynote speakers Dr. Marilyn Braithwaite-Hall, on St. Croix, and UVI alumna Kishma Allen on St. Thomas. Orientation schedules and additional informa tion for UVIs St. Thomas campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix are available from the New Student Orientation link in the Student Life menu of the UVI homepage English/Mathematics T esting for Spring 2014 English and mathematics placement testing will be on the St. Thomas and the Albert A. Sheen cam puses on January 7. Testing on St. Croix is in North West Wing 131 and 133, with registration at 8:30 a.m. and testing beginning at 9 a.m. Testing on St. Thomas takes place in the Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library, with registration at 8:30 a.m. and testing beginning at 9 a.m. Students should bring their acUVIs Spring Semester Begins January 13; New Student Orientation Set for Jan. 5-10; Continuing Student Registration Underway


18 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 2013-TO-DATE 2014-TO-DATE Letters To St. John Tradewinds Community Impact Meeting earlier this year, we have been working hard to create a comprehensive comalmost there! Yes, St. John has its challenges, but I believe we have more good people trying to do more good things than anywhere else in the world, and I think we can help give those efforts a boost! We are faith-based organizations and governmental programs striving to make St. John an even better place to live, work, and visit. By working together, we can better identify ongoing needs, avoid duplication of services, and make it easier to connect volunteers and donors with the causes that inspire them. To-Do for 2014 list! In celebration of our 25th anniversary, the St. John Foundation is launching a year-long challenge to island residents and visitors: Get Involved. Show Up. Speak Up. Giveto help us all build a stronger St. John! The launch of the 25th Anniversary Challenge coincides with the unveiling of the Foundations new website,, which provides one-stop access to dozens of St. John programs, services, and community activities. But before the public launch, we need your input. We will be publicizing this site in a number of ways to connect residents and visitors to the community programs that inspire them to get involved. As residents and visitors browse the site and view the agency directory, they have the option to click the link to go directly to your site or send you an email inquiry. So we want to make sure the organization you are involved with is listed in the directory, that volunteer opportunities are posted, and that the organizations wish list items out there for all potential donors to see! Scroll down to the middle of the home page www. where we welcome agencies to the site. In our development stages, we entered agency you are involved with or contact the appropriate person to do it, so there are not duplicate listings. Then, if you see the listing for your organization in the directory, you can claim it and edit it... (or contact the appropriate person to do so). If we did not get to input your agency during the test phase, PLEASE create a new listing! (or again, contact the appropriate person to do it, so there are not duplicate listings forward this to anyone you think needs to be the manager of the listing.) Help us streamline this process by notifying us signed up under one email, and then you can register as a volunteer/donor under a different/personal one to see how that process works for your potential contacts. Once everything is running smoothly, we will advertise the heck out of this site and send people your way! SHOW UP takes people to the St. John Comevents and activities to be posted on the calendar. This the community has a comprehensive view of whats going on! The calendar postings can detail who, what, where, when and why of your eventand how to contact you for more information. (We have secured the domain name and thestjohncal that will link directly to this page once we do the public launch and get input on the marketing execution) SPEAK UP takes you to the Community Forum. The topics are divided as wed organized the Community Impact meeting: Youth Development, Health & Human Services, Community Enrichment, Environment & Animal Welfare. As a registered user, you can join an existing discussion or start a new one! How do you feel about moving the school out of town? How are we going to tackle recycling? What can we do to increase positive afterschool programs for our youth? Can we instigate the proposed town shuttle if we get enough public support? Lets talk! And take the talk to the people who need to listen, and can make things happen! GET INV OL VED We want you to tell the public what kind of volunteer help your organiza Volunteers are encouraged to complete a skills and that need them. Volunteers can also browse the list of volunteer opportunities agencies have submitted, and contact you directly if they see something they would like to help with! SO, the more opportunities you post, the more likely you will connect with someone who is inspired to help your mission. (We have secured the domain name that will link directly to this page once we do the public launch and get input on the marketing execution) GIVE making in-kind donations or donating the money for the purchase of your organizations wish list item SO create your wish list and submit the items to be like to know exactly where their money is going, so let us help you get your needs out to more people. (We have secured the domain name and that will link directly to this page once we do the public launch and get input on the marketing execution) We welcome your input and suggestions to help make this the supportive tool it is intended to be! There will be more development phases such as student volunteers being able to track their community service hours, as well as training opportunities you recruitment, management and retention, how to increase board effectiveness and more! Celia Kalousek, Executive Director The St. John FoundationShow Up, Speak Up, Get Involved, GiveA years end thank you to all my Coral Bay family and friends who helped me survive this past year. Also thanks to all those who donate to the St John Revolving Fund and the St John Cancer Fund. It is comforting to know there are individuals and organizations that W ith Positive Thoughts, Ken Y olman


St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 19 Letters To St. John Tradewinds Friends of Library Annouce Upcoming EventsI am speaking on behalf of all the road crews you all pass on a daily basis weed wacking and cutting brush. The road crews got orange cones set up at both ends of where they work and smaller ones in between. These cones are there to let you motorists know theres work being done ahead. When you all see these cones, please be alert as you go by and as you see the workers, PLEASE BLOW YOUR HORN. I ask this because when the machines are running, most times we do not hear the car coming and when a car passes, it is policy to stop the machine and let the vehicles go hand, and though its an accident and the company will take care of the damage, it still is an inconve nience for both parties that can be avoided. I also ask that you all motorists do not speed up as this will catch the workers by surprise and they wont have time to shut the machines down, but also do not slow down and gawk at them, as either way can lead to disaster. Lets be safe people and work with each other. Remember, were the ones keeping your roads clean and keeping thorn branches from scratching the sides of your vehicles as you go by, so we truly will appreciate your help by blowing your horn as soon as you see us. Let us know that youre coming through. Andy GreauxUse Caution When Driving by Road Clean Up CrewsAs the year comes to a close we would like to thank so many who contributed to St. John Film Society (SJFS) in 2013. At the top of the list we thank the National Endowment for the Arts and Virgin Island Council on thank Celia Kalousek of St. John Community FounWild of St. John School of the Arts, Beverly Melius of Pickles in Paradise, and Owen and Hannah Krigger of Cases by the Sea for providing screening venues in this past year. Thanks to Tracy DeMarco of Cool Cat Media, Lee Stanciauskas of St. John Printing, and Jaime Elliott of St. John Tradewinds for getting the word out. A special thank you to Carol McGuinness of Elaine Ione Sprauve Library, where the SJFS perma nent collection is in circulation. Big thanks to Arawak Expeditions, Papaya BookGourmet, Cinnamon Bay Surf Shack, Kickboxing with Yvonne, Dr. Kelly Hunter, Steve Simonsen, Annie Caswell, Denise Reihl, Happy Art, and Big Planyear. And our heartfelt appreciation goes to SJFS volunteers Carol Beckowitz, Sabrina Castle, Ken Lessin, Casey Castle, and Deb ONeill for devoting their precious time to programming, public relations, A/V, and Above all, however, we thank SJFS annual mem bers and single ticket buyers who comprise the St. John Film Society. of the month at St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay and every third Wednesday of the month at Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay, 7:30 p.m., until July. more information. Andrea Leland, Director Michelle W ard, Assistant Director St. John Film Society On behalf of the Friends of Elaine Sprauve Library and our Librarian, Carol McGuinness, I wish to extend the warmest greetings of the Holiday season to you and yours! The board has been busy making plans for the upcoming year and have some special events for the winter/spring 2014 season! The events for 2014 are as follows: January: Guest Speaker Dr.Gilbert Sprauve. This evening event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be the your membership or join the Friends of the Library will be offered. February: Cheese Paring Guest Kathy Guidi, planned for a Sunday afternoon. March: Cultural Day for the Kids family event, to be scheduled before spring break. Guests include Dr. Gilbert Sprauve (storytelling), Elmo Rabsatt Sr. to teach quadrille (dance), Eddie Bruce (music). Final dates and times for the events will be shared our presenters. I am also excited to share with you the Friends now have a Facebook page and I encourage you to and happenings of our library. Dont forget annual dues can be mailed to :Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library, PO Box 30, St John, VI 00831. May the magic of the island be with you throughout the holidays and into the New Year! Best W ishes, Robyn Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve LibrarySt. John Film Society Thanks Supporters


Obituary 20 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 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 St. John Tradewinds Walter Frederick Ruffer, of Masonic Village, Sewickley, PA, formerly of Ross Township, PA and St. John, USVI. On December 26th following a stroke, aged 93 at The Roy L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas, USVI surrounded by his loving daughters. Pre-deceased in 2011 by his beloved wife of 65 years, Elsbeth. Born in Zerbst, Germany on January 7th, 1920. Came to Detroit, MI with his parents Freder ick and Margarete Ruffer in 1928. Served in WWII in the US Navy as a Motor Machinists Mate on the Destroyer Escorts USS Herzog and the Nicolette. Subsequently attended Lawrence Institute of Technology in Michigan, receiving a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Walter raised his family in Birmingham, MI and worked at American Standard as Project Engineer. Transferred to Pittsburgh, PA in 1969, he worked at Westinghouse Air Brake in Swissvale and two years later he and his friend and co-worker Alva Stein formed Detroit Switch Inc., based on the North Side of Pittsburgh, and became Vice-President. In the ensuing years Walter and Elsbeth travelled the world. They fell in love with St. John, USVI, built a house there, and after he and Elsbeth retired, lived there part of each year, participating in the Historical Society, the Audubon Society and activities with the Virgin Island National Park. They attended the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay where they had many friends. Walter served as a Deacon at The First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, MI, was a former president of Camp Mahn-Go-TahSee in Hale, MI, was an Elder at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Alison Park, PA, and was a member of the Pittsburgh North Side Rotary. He was also a long standing member of the Society of Professional Engineers. In 2006 Walter and Elsbeth moved to Masonic Village in Sewickley, PA where he spent 7 wonderful years. Walter was a kind, thoughtful, noble and loving man who lived for the happiness of his family. He was a dearly loved father who will be terribly missed. He was respected and loved by friends and family alike. Walter is survived by his 3 children: Carolyn (Monroeville, PA), Fritz (Cyndi) of Grand Rapids, MI, and Nancy (London, England), two grandchildren Nathan (Tricia), Jonathan (Vanessa), and four great-grand children Benjamin, Zachary, Aaron and Emmalynn, his sister Dolores of Troy, MI, and nine nieces and nephews, and his many friends at Masonic Village and St. John. may be sent to Masonic Village,c/o Employee Appreciation Fund, 1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 or The American Heart Association, 4 Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. There will be no funeral but a Memorial Service for Walter will be held at a later date.Walter Frederick Ruffer Dies at 93


I want on behalf of the Virgin Islands Police Department territory-wide, and my family, to wish everyone Seasons Greetings, and the very best for a Safe, Prosperous and Healthy coming New Year. We as a community faced many challenges in 2013, but we survived because we are not a people who give up easily. We must continue to hold our head high as we face the uncertainty in 2014. The Virgin Islands Police Department, with the assistance of this community, continues to work hard in addressing crime issues we face territory-wide. We want to thank those of you who continue to be our eyes and ears. Without you, we as a department would not be able to make the progress we have seen with many investiga tions over the past months. There are people living among us, a minority, not the majority, who continues to show disrespect for everyone, including their families, friends, and loved ones, by terrorizing and committing crimes against our people. Our elders have a saying, a thief has ninetynine days, but one day he will pay for all. It is just a matter of time before those committing these crimes are brought to justice. Let us continue do the right thing for everyone who calls the US Virgin Islands home. Let us step up as a people to say something before it escalates to the point of someone becoming a victim of a crime, or the suspect in a crime. We have the power to do this, but we must do it together. Some of you know who those few individuals are causing our community to grieve and bury their loved ones. Do the right thing and pass on what you know to Law Enforcement. Crime Stoppers is an excellent tool to get the message across to us, or, you can pass on what you know to any Not saying something only further causes us to fail as a community. Law Enforcement personnel in this territory have a serious responsibility to everyone, includ ing our families, friends and loved ones, to do what is right for the munity. We also must remember that Law Enforcement is only one of the spokes in the wheel. There are numerous spokes including the People in our communities, Law Enforcement, the Attorney Genmust work together, even though each has its own responsibility in ensuring that justice is done. I am asking for the full cooper ation of all of you in not dischargYears Eve. First, it is illegal, and second, what goes up must come back down. We will be monitor ing Shot Spotters territory-wide closely for all violations of the law reference to the discharging of ing full prosecution to the Attorney be in violation of the law. People have to remember that every year in the United States, and as close as Puerto Rico, people are killed Years at midnight. Let us not have to be included in those statistics. Working together (Law Enforcement and all in our commu nities) for the betterment of all, should be our number one priority for 2014. We can make a differ ence. Again, on behalf of my enforcement and civilian staff at the Virgin Islands Police Department I wish you all a healthy, safe and prosperous 2014. May God bless the United States Virgin Islands. Rodney F. Querrard Sr. V.I. Police Commissioner St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 21 End of Year Message from V.I. Police Commissioner Call 340.779.4940 to book today!Visit or pick up a brochure for more details! 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According to the Bench Warrant the suspect is wanted for failure to appear at a court hearing. Santos was arrested at about 5:45 p.m. on December 20 at the Cyril E. King Airport. He will be held in custody pending his extradition.California Fugitive Captured on St. Thomas Santos


Founding members of the St. John Youth Coalition are Sister hood/Brotherhood Agenda, St. John Community Foundation, Julius E. Sprauve School, Gifft Hill School, Guy Benjamin School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Youth Group, Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center, Coral Bay Community Council Job Club and Love City Pan Dragons. planned for Monday, January 13, when Coleman expects to create action steps for the group, she explained. The coalition founder, however, has wasted no time getting to work. The St. John Coalition will soon be Health funded project, a substance abuse assessment among island youth, Coleman explained. The coalition founder envisions many more organizations from the Love City Leapers to the St. John Kids and the Sea program joining the group. Residents can join the organization as well, Coleman added. Anyone who is interested in or interested in serving the youth is welcome to join the coalition, she said. Already, Coleman is enjoying wide support for the coalition, she explained. In the park on New Years Eve someone heard about what were doing and gave us a $50 donation, she said. Coleman was able to spread word about the coalition during the Sisterhood/Brotherhood Agenda New Years Eve party, which was coordinated in collaboration with the V.I. Police Department, V.I. National Park, Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation and St. John Community Foundation. Coleman thanked local event partners 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 for making the New Years Eve drugand alcohol-free event possible, she explained. As St. John youth blew noise makers and rang in the new year, they met 2014 with a ginger ale toast, Coleman added. For more information about the St. John Youth Coalition or Sisterhood Agenda, call Coleman at (340) 714-7076 or email St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 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 340-779-4486ArchitectureCrane, 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) 776-6552ConstructionStronghouse Construction 340-513-4538 or 340-777-7556 The Concrete SpecialistGreen 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 Estate340 Real Estate Company, LLC 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 Debbie 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 On The Market: Entertain In Grand Style at LAutre MondeSt. John Youth Ring in 2014 at Cruz Bay BashContinued from Page 8 Monde, originally intended to be a master suite, boasts four bedrooms and four and a half baths and is completely separate from the West Wing. The East Wing has its own relaxing pool, professional kitchen, BBQ area and laundry. The master suite is located on the main level with three additional en suite bedrooms located on the lower level. The arrangement of the living spaces at LAutre Monde presents myriad opportunity for rentals and entertaining, Giovanna explained. The original structure was once a very popular short term rental property until it became the owners primary residence and the master suite was added, she said. This property again could be a great short term rental, either as a seven bedroom rental using both houses, or an owner could live on either side of the property and rent the other. The walkway between the two houses could easily be gated, ensuring privacy to both houses. This is also the perfect arrangement for an owner that entertains many friends and business associates, said Giovanna. For more information on LAutre Monde, call Giovanna at Islandia Real Estate at (340) 776-6666 or on her cell phone at (340) 344-1825. Continued from Page 12


Sexual Assault Victims and Westin Drowning Highlight Police ReportSt. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 23 Friday, December 20 10:45 a.m. Lost Camera. Police Assistance. breathing at Trunk Bay. 12:25 p.m. Woman reported being followed home. Suspicious Activity. 4:51 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident reported that the mooring of his sailboat was cut and vessel was damaged. Destruction of Property. Saturday, December 21 12:13 a.m. Loud music. Island Blues. 1:22 a.m. Loud music. Lumberyard. 7:43 a.m. An Estate Bethany woman called and reported dispute with landlord. 7:59 a.m. An Estate Belle vue woman called requesting police assistance. Police Assistance. 4:16 p.m. Auto accident on Centerline Road past Myrah Keating heading towards Coral Bay. 9:33 p.m. Citizen reported female bleeding from the head in area of Caps Place. Sunday, December 22 2:55 a.m. Woman called to report her friend was not home from Cruz Bay. 2:55 a.m. Caller reported someone throwing eggs at vehicles at Lumberyard. 3:10 a.m. ADT Security called to report an activated alarm at Skinny Legs. 6:50 a.m. ADT Security called reporting a break-in at Skinny Legs. 9:40 a.m. Burglary reported at Aqua Bistro. 11:59 a.m. Sports, Parks report vandalism at basketball court in Contant. Destruction of Property. 3:05 p.m. Man called to report an auto accident in area of Cinnamon Bay. 4:54 p.m. Loud music from Oasis. 05:28 a.m. Burglary reported in Carolina. Burglary 3rd. 10:15 p.m. Parrot Club called requesting police assistance. Monday, December 23 8:55 a.m. Estate Little Plantation woman called to report that she was assaulted. 10:54 p.m. Loud music from Island Blues. Unfounded. Tuesday, December 24 12:35 a.m. Enighed man called to report that he was assaulted by his ex-girlfriend. Simple Assault. 1:01 a.m. Citizen called to 10:07 a.m. Auto accident on Centerline Road. 3:00 p.m. Man reported aggravated assault and battery by one male and two females in the area of the Lunberyard. Aggravated assault and battery. Wednesday, December 25 10:45 a.m. Estate Bellevue woman called reporting a disturbance at residence involving son. Disturbance of the Peace. 12:17 p.m. Police assistance in area of Aqua Bistro. 12:45 p.m. Man called reporting a disturbance. Disturbance of the Peace. 7:28 p.m. Caller reported man unresponsive lying in the middle of the road in Cruz Bay. Police Assistance. 7:48 p.m. Gov. of V.I. present reporting someone turned in important documents and cash found in area of basketball court in Contant. Found property. 11:05 p.m. ADT alarm at Joes Rum Hut. 11:01 p.m. A citizen called to report loud music at Island Blues. Thursday, December 26 12:31 a.m. A citizen called to report loud music at Island Blues. 1:21 a.m. Man present reporting his vehicle hit a WAPA pole around 1 a.m. damaging same. 8:21 p.m. Man called to report a DOA at Westin Resort. Friday, December 27 2:42 p.m. A female present reporting her two minor daughters were assaulted in the area of St. John. Aggravated Rape First Degree. 3:17 p.m. Woman present reporting she was assaulted by her boyfriend in Estate Enighed. Aggravated assault and battery. 7:15 p.m. Activated glass break alarm at Lt. Governors OfSaturday, December 28 12:01 a.m. A citizen called to report loud music at Island Blues. Sunday, December 29 1:40 a.m. New York man reported he was punched in the face at a Cruz Bay bar. Simple assault. 11:28 a.m. Estate Grunwald woman called requesting police assistance at her residence. Police Assistance. 9 p.m. Estate Grunwald man present to report an overdue vessel. Monday, December 30 2:22 p.m. Caller reported a male lying in the road in downtown Cruz Bay. Police Assistance. Tuesday, December 31 8:43 a.m. Citizen called to report someone was struck by a vehicle in the area of Estate Grunwald. 2:21 p.m. Estate Enighed resident present reporting someone stole documents from his residence. Grand Larceny. 3:47 p.m. Auto accident in area of Mongoose, Cruz Bay. 11:12 p.m. Citizen called to report accidental injury in area of Wharfside, Cruz Bay. Wednesday, January 1 10:34 a.m. Auto collision at Love City Mini Mart. 10:36 a.m. Caller reported male needed assistance in area of U.S. Customs Dock. 11:36 a.m. An Estate Upper Glucksberg resident present to report that he was assaulted by a male at The Quiet Mon Pub. 5:04 p.m. Citizen called to Chocolate Hole. Thursday, January 2 3:49 a.m. ADT called to report an alarm at Caps Place. 6:37 a.m. ADT called to report an alarm at the Lt. Gover5:08 p.m. Citizen called to report a collision with a pedestri an in area of Port Authority dock. Friday, January 3 3:52 a.m. Woman called to request police assistance with male in lobby of Westin Resort.St. John Tradewinds Woman Reports Minor Daughters Were Sexual Assaulted A St. John woman reported on Friday, December 27, to the V.I. Police Department Leander Jurgen Police Command on St. John that her two minor daughters were assaulted in the area of St. John. The 2:42 p.m. report was listed as Aggravated Rape First Degree. No further information was available from police. Westin Resort Guest Is Apparent Drowning Victim A guest at the Westin St. John Resort and Villas died Thursday, December 27, in an apparent drowning in Great Cruz Bay. The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency received a call on the incident shortly after 11 a.m. VITEMA alerted St. John Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, which both responded. Emergency personnel reported the man was found by someone in a dinghy and brought to the beach. CPR was being performed when rescue personnel responded and rescue personnel continued to administer it. wife, was taken by ambulance to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center where medical personnel pronounced him dead. A man was reported dead on arrival at 8:21 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, according to the incident report at the St. John Leander Jurgen Command of the V.I. Police Department. No further information was avail able from police. In other reports, the islands holiday season kicked off with numerous calls of loud music, motor vehicle accidents and several calls of domestic violence, but no other reports of serious crimes. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking you to continue to help law enforcement make the Virgin Islands a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. If you know something, say something as the cost of all crime is ultimately paid for by the law abiding citizens of the community via higher prices and higher taxes. St. John: On December 22, Stone House Villa in Upper Carolina was burglarized. The resident locked and secured the Villa at about 1:00 p.m. When he returned at 4:50 p.m., he discovered the front door was unlocked as were all the doors inside the villa. Items stolen include his white Beats headphone, a black Jambox, and a red Casio watch. Please help police identify the burglar. St. Thomas: On Wednesday, December 25, at 4:00 a.m., a man in the area of Jala Jala of Kronprindsens Gade got into a ver bal altercation with an unknown individual. The man reported he struck the individual, and then saw another unknown Rasta male point and shoot a handgun at him. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the body and lacerations to his head. Help identify the shooter. St. Croix: On Thursday, December 26, at approximately 9:15 basketball court near Building #2 in the Mutual Homes Housing Community. Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive male, shorts, black shirt and black slippers, lying on the sidewalk with several gunshot wounds to his body. Detectives need your help to Please continue to work for the good of all by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, atwww.CrimeStopper or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers U.S.V.I.


24 St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 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) 642-3263W ednesday, January 8 The Animal Care Center of St. John will host its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 8, at 6 p.m. in the Gifft Hill School lower campus. January 10-12 Gifft Hill School will perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a play produced by New England Youth Theatre in collaboration with GHS. Show times at the GHS Upper Campus are: Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, January 11, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, January 12, at 2 p.m. Call 776-1730 for more information. T uesday, January 14 The St. John Historical Society will explore the roots of the local Petrus family at its Tuesday, January 14, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church. Leayle Robinson will discuss his book, From Marys Point to Johns Folly The Petrus Family Tree, and present a slideshow highlighting prominent family members and their connections and contributions to St. John history. Members and guests are warmly welcomed. Saturday, January 18 On Saturday, January 18, at 9:30 a.m., historian David Knight will lead a walk back in time to envision the landscape of the Little Cruz Bay plantation between the years of 1722 and 1765. Participants are asked to meet at the wall on Cruz Bay beach across from the entrance to Grande Bay at 9:30 a.m. The walk will not be strenuous, but all are advised to bring water and sun protec tion. To sign up, call SJHS President Lonnie Willis at 693-8590. 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. 17th Annual JESS Gala Set for Saturday, January 18 at Caneel Bay Resort. Saturday, February 1 Pistarkle Theater will honor First Lady Cecile de Jongh at their annual fundraiser at the theater on Saturday, February 1, at 6 p.m.DISORDERLY NEW YEARACROSS 1 Not live, as a TV show 20 Chicken of (tuna 21 Digressions 23 The Cosby Show wife 33 Chou En- largest city was 62 Foot support 66 Not lenient 73 Relievable by scratching 83 Fess (up to) 86 Hapless thugs caught 91 Prioritize 93 Mauna 97 French ecclesiastics 99 Drama part 101 Newton 111 Mil. bigwig 112 Viral gene material 113 Light blow 118 New year of which anagrams in this puzzle 126 Liken 127 Buenos 128 Promotion at the top of 130 Johnny B. 133 Detects DOWN 1 RPM gauges 2 To sum it ... on Golf 7 Deicing 10 Learn about via print 11 Most sapient 17 NYC bus insignia 18 Ops 27 Choose, with for 28 The latest 38 By oneself 60 Singer Carly Jepsen 69 Greek letter 72 Blows away star Jon 76 Positive RSVPs 78 ISP of note 80 Mag with an annual author 86 Loosens, as some shirts 87 Future path 88 Saltillo snack 89 Take off 91 School cheers 98 Hit from a 102-Down 102 Links peg 106 Not partial 107 Electroshock weapons 108 Not transparent 109 Romantic hopefuls 119 See 61-Down Sam 123 Prego rival


St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 25 Tutor Available FOR RENT: One ($1150) and two ($1600) bedroom apartments across the street from the Westin Resort. Unfurnished except for washer/dryer, stove and refrigerator. Apply at St. John Properties. 693-8485. TUTOR AVAILABLE: Veteran teacher available for enrichment or remedial tutoring for children 5 to 14 years old. Very experienced in individual learning styles and furthering motivation. 617-688-3818 Commercial Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEPrime street level retail location, first month FREE with one year lease For more information: or AndyNick at (340) 771-3737 / Andy at (340) 690-1260 EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILA BLE RETAIL, OFFICE OR STORAGE340-776-6455 Commercial/Ofce For Rent STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS, AUTOS FROM $35 MONTH 643-3283 PASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 Starting at $85/mo. One mile from Cruz Bay. 340-776-1330 Storage BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?CALL: 340-776-6496 EMAIL: Credit Cards Accepted*3 ACRES* Adjacent to National Park, Gentle grade, easy build. Convenient beach access. Call Peter at John Foster Real Estate 340-513-1850 READING SPECIALIST AND TUTOR WITH 10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. teacher. Available for short term projects or long term tutoring in reading, writing, homework help. Also experienced in reading level assessment and creating education plans. Extremely patient. Ages K-12, adult learners, ESL and GED prep. Located at Battery Hill, only a short walk away from Cruz Bay. This 2bd/2ba Harbor View condo has breathtaking views and cool breezes. $475,000. Peter @340-513-1850 John Foster Real Estate Condo For Sale APTS FOR SALE: Two apartments in compound located in Cruz Bay Valley. 340-776-3455 For Sale The Tradewinds BuildingThree Story Masonry Building on South Shore Road 100 feet frontage on South Shore Road .411 acres total 75-year land lease Email: COMMERCIAL/ RETAIL SPACE available for rent, located on Centerline Road, Bordeaux Mountain, starting @ $2,125/mo. call 1.480.626.7571 for further information. Tutor Available


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St. John Tradewinds, January 6-12, 2014 27 COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SE R VI C ESST JO HNS OLD EST R EAL ESTATE F I R M SE R VI N G ST. JO HN F O R 53 YEA R S! TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM JUNGLE STONE gated estate prop erty in Catherineberg w/ big views of the North Shore & BVIs, custom-designed main house & Pebble Cottage w/ 5 bdrm suites, exquisite great room, chefs kitchen, outdoor dining & sitting areas, pool, hot tub, t ness room, 1100 bottle wine closet, shuffleboard breezeway & more! BEACHFRONT VILLA ST. JOHN a luxury 6 bedroom pool villa has sand beach plus STUNNING views! Great rental or residence with potential for family compound. Moor your boat here too! VILLA KALORAMA Panoramic views from classic modern 5 bdm, 4.5 bth rental villa in Virgin Grand Estates features native stone, ipe hardwoods, glass walls & a secure property. Dramatic great room opens onto 40 foot pool and large verandas for spectacular indooroutdoor living. STONE COURT is a 3 bedroom haven. 1 acre of privacy with sweeping views from Rams Head to St. Thomas. Island inspired architecture of stone and wood. NEW CONSTRUCTION! Enjoy Fish Bay breezes & views to Ditleff Pt. in this new, 2 unit home. Masonry, nice nishes, separate entries to each level which feature 2 bdrms w/ bath, covered & screened wrap around porch, great room and kitchen. SONNENBERG AMAZING VIEWS Perched above Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole with large pool, 4+ bedrooms and private apartment, Close to town in gated community. VERY MOTIVATED SELLERS! Three income producing apartments. Live in one and rent the other two. Easy access to Cruz Bay & beaches. CARIBBEAN COTTAGE RETREAT Relax in this comfort able home surrounded by trees, orchids and birds. Quiet private neighborhood has deeded rights to a beach. You wont get peace like this at a better price. Dont miss this opportunity! TREE PALMS Versatile 5 BR 5 BA property with solid rental history. Charming home w/ 2 kitchens, covered verandas, stone entrance, garden foun tain, concrete pool and spa deck. Solar panels, and ocean views complete the package! 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. KABEJ PATCH Caribbean style 5 bdrm pool villa, in a quiet, breezey location in desirable Chocolate Hole. Beautifully nished Brazilian hard wood home w/ stone accents is charming! Walk to beach. Excel lent short term rental or private residence. DAY DREAM IN UPPER CAROLINA Fabulous views Coral Bay to BVI in masonry 3 bdrm/3.5 bath Majestic Mile home. New furnishings, private pool & bdrm suites, hot tub, stone/brick landscap ing, solar hot water, shutters, custom cab inets & 10k generator. Cute wood cottage (NC) on property. 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! INNSTEAD IS AN INCOME PRO DUCER! Charming private retreat in a quiet neighborhood convenient to Cruz Bay features exible oor plan (1X1 + STUDIO; or 2X2) for rental & INCRED IBLE water views! Is land stonework, a/c & large covered deck w/ roll up hurricane shut ters. Great value all masonry! The Company that gives back to St. John OWN A MONTH IN A LUXURY HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $54,000 $849,000 MLS 13-500 VIDEO $249,000 MLS 12-177 $895,000 MLS 13-128 $395,000 MLS 13-410 $3,450,000 MLS 13-83 BEACHFRONT VIDEO $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 PASTORY CONDO PALMY DAZE breezy, vaulted-ceiling, 2 bdrm/2 bth condo overlooks outer cays & sunsets. Well-maintained, com fortably furnished w/ attractive fully-equipped kitchen! Great condo community offers lush landscaping, view, pool and convenient parking. $499,000 MLS 13-381 $1,200,000 MLS 13-392 $795,000 MLS 13-467 $649,000 MLS 13-472 BEACHFRONT GRANDE BAY RE SORT Has great views! Beautifully furnished & easy access to shop/res taurants. Large pool & deck area, tness & reception center, indoor parking & elevator service. GRANDFATHERED HOA FEESTwo 3 BR/2 BA from $1,139,000 and 1 BR/1 BA $745,000 $1,235,000 MLS 13-523 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 1.6.2014 B.indd 1 12/30/13 2:15 PM St. John Tradewinds About 25 elves came out to Annaberg Ruins on Sunday morning, December 22, for the annual Reindeer Run hosted by the St. John Landsharks. Dressed in their most festive holiday gear, the elves took time out ahead of the big day to run a 5K course between Annaberg and Maho Bay. Participants generously donated mal Care Center of St. John. Organizers thanked all the participants and volunteers who helped make the event a fun success. For full results visit the Landshark website at Happy New Year Everyone! MALES Place Time Matt Crafts 19:08 1. Evan Quirk-Garvan 20:48 2. David Monk 22:34 3. Ben Cox 22:54 4. Steve Brasier 23:40 5. Matt Ellis 24:33 6. David Rosa 25:44 7. Pat Lockett 28:45 8. Aaron Payne 30:04 9. David Silverman 52:51 10. FEMALES Place Time Mary Vargo 21:21 1. Sarah Swan 24:30 2. Jodie Tanino 25:14 3. Yellene Rojazy 30:28 4. Karen Baranowski 33:45 5. Matha Hollander 34:10 6. Emily Wild 35:28 7. Jude Woodcock 35:44 8. Liberty Bryer 37:04 9. Kim Wild 42:21 10. Jessica Lowe 51:02 11. Rachel Germery 52:30 12. Susan Silverman 52:50 13. CHILDREN Brooklyn Payne 19:05 1. First young girl Kallen Payne 29:06 1. First young boy 25 Donate Pet Food in Reindeer Ramble 2013


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