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By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds A Seventh Day Adventist from Ireland who has done volunteer work through her church around the world, Norah Nainani only has been on St. John for a month but she is trying to make a positive impact by organizing a shelter for the islands homeless especially those who need urgent medical care. In early February, Nainani got involved personally when she brought one homeless man she called Capt. Scott to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St. John after she found him seriously ill and lying in his own urine and feces in the Frank Powell Park bandstand in Cruz Bay. Theres an animal shelter, yet there is no shelter for human beings, said Nainani who estimated there are homeless people living in or around Cruz Bays Frank Powell Park. When you throw someone back on the street is that showing someone you care? Nainani said of the social services safety net which has major holes in it on St. John. We treat humans worse than animals. They are treated as less than human, the softspoken Irishwoman said of the islands homeless. There are people dying out there. In an interview with Tradewinds, Nainani relat ed her efforts to help a man she called Capt. Scott whom she found in the bandstand gazebo lying in his own feces and urine with bandages all over and serious infections in sores on his body. Sick Street Person in Bandstand Gazebo Sometimes they take him and clean him up, Nainani said. Then he ends up back at the gazebo and friends bring him more liquor. The issue is you cant put a crippled, sick man back on the street, Nainani said. It is is not an issue of the homeless life and drunkenness. After hearing reports of one especially sick homeless person living in the bandstand in the Cruz Bays Frank Powell Park, Nainani acted on her own and found Capt. Scott early last week. I got up at daylight, she recalled. This one was bad. He had been beaten up, cuts and bruises I called 911 and said This man needs to go to the hospital, Nainani related. The EMT said I dont think the clinic will accept him, Nainani said, and, sure enough, the ambulance was met by two nurses who wouldnt let him in. The staff members were hesitant to admit a man covered with urine and feces and with visible sores from infections as well as being worried about contamination, Nainani acknowledged. While they waited for MKSCHCs medical director to arrive, clinic staff members who had seen the sick man before said he was abusing the system, related Nainani, who agreed the man can be rotten. But, were talking about a human being who cannot be on the street because hes sick. she said. I asked them to clean him up and dress him, and after 2 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Norah Nainani, center right, with fellow church members, visit with one of their lunch guests in Frank Powell Park.Clearing Annaberg Country School Grounds Scheduled for February 15Join the St. John Historical Society on Saturday, February 15, from 9 a.m. to noon as the Society completes its annual clearing of the Annaberg Country School grounds. The Society has invited local schoolchildren in need of earning community service hours to help with the effort. Complimentary taxi service for the students will depart from the Cruz Bay ferry dock at 9 a.m. SJHS member Weldon Wasson, who has led the stewardship effort for the past several years, will welcome volunteers. SJHS board member David Knight will give a brief historical background of the Annaberg School, one of the vonScholton Schools that provided compulsory education for all children in the Danish West Indies. Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves, and simple gardening tools. The St. John Historical Society membership meeting is on Tuesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church, where SJHS member Eleanor Gibney will share a slideshow featuring images from an album of more than 70 rare early 20th century photographs. The pictures document a trip to the islands from Europe on the Danish steamship SS St. Croix, as well as a lengthy stay on all three islands. The presentation will feature extensive photos of St. Thomas and St. Croix, and a few never-before-seen images from St. John. The pictures reveal the strong contrasts often noted among the islands, with many glimpses of landscapes and daily life in the years leading up to the 1917 transfer of the islands from Denmark to the U.S. The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) will have a public meeting on Wednesday, February 19, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Report for Coral Bay, St. John, and next steps for Coral Bays future. The meeting will be at the Guy H. Benjamin School, Room 6, in Coral Bay. This report is the product of the AIA Planning Workshop in May 2013, which brought together more than 140 residents, public future. The report can be downloaded at the AIA website http:// www.aia.org/about/initiatives/AIAS075425 or at www.CoralBayCommunityCouncil.org. Printed copies of the 58 page report are available at the CBCC costs, leave a deposit of $5. If you return the copy, you will get the deposit back. 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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 Next SJHS Meeting Set for Feb. 11 Irish Angel of Mercy Seeks To Organize Shelter for Cruz Bays Homeless People Continued on Page 22 General Meeting for Veterans Feb. 26There will be a general meeting for all veterans of the armed forces living on the island of St. John on Wednesday, February 26, located at the Battery in Cruz Bay. Veterans should bring documents and other veteran issues and concerns.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While more than 100 residents, including Guy Benjamin School and Julius E. Sprauve School parents, staff and administrators packed the room, few residents took advantage of the opportunity to share their concerns about St. John public schools at a V.I. Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development meeting at the Cruz Bay Legislature building on Monday afternoon, February 3. The meeting room was just about full to capacity for last weeks committee meeting which included testimony from Department of Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory, St. Thomas/ St. John DOE Insular Superintendent Jeanette Smith-Barry, St. Thomas/St. John American Federation of Teachers Local 1825 President Vernelle deLargde, and Board of Education President Car ol Henneman. Following testimony from the signed up to testify before the committee with two more par ents eventually giving testimony; making for a total of four public comments at last weeks meet ing, which was chaired by Senator Donald Cole. Due to a decline in enrollment at GBS, a territory-wide teacher shortage and last minute retire year combined the Kindergarten and First Grade classes at the two island schools, Frett-Gregory told the senate committee. This current school year it was necessary for the department to make some adjustments in the classes at both Guy Benjamin and Julius Sprauve schools, she said. These adjustments were necessary as part of our efforts to available human resources given the circumstances we faced in St. John at the beginning of the school year. Facing budget cuts totaling $40 ongoing teacher shortages, DOE gust when only nine students were registered for Kindergarten at GBS while 30 students were registered at JESS, Frett-Gregory explained. Sprauve needed more than one teacher, and there were no surplus teachers, while GBS had one teacher for nine students, she said. The decision was clear that the Kindergarten classes needed to be consolidated so that both teach ers could accommodate all the kindergartners. The district waited until after the late registration date to see if more parents would register their children for GBS, but that did not occur. When a third grade teacher at JESS resigned in July, it left DOE in need of another teacher for the Cruz Bay school, according to the DOE Superintendent. In First Grade there were nine students at GBS and 18 at Sprauve, she said. A third grade teacher at Sprauve resigned and there were already over 20 students enrolled. Because Sprauve needed another teacher, it was prudent to free up a teacher from GBS by consolidat We had to ensure that we were utilizing personnel effectively and Faced with the steady decline in enrollment at GBS which now has 55 students compared to cials are considering their options in regards to public schools on St. John, Frett-Gregory explained. A primary consideration under discussion is to utilize the Guy Benjamin Elementary School facility as an early childhood education facility servicing Pre-K through Grade Two and eventually including Head Start, she said. While recognizing the concerns of the close-knit Coral Bay comreality of running two schools on St. John, the DOE Commissioner explained. The current annual cost to St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 3 Thursday, Feb. 13th Sprauve needed more than one teacher, and there were no surplus teachers, while GBS had one teacher for nine students. The decision was clear that the Kindergarten classes needed to be consolidated so that both teachers could accommodate all the kindergartners. The district waited until after the late registration date to see if more parents would register their children for GBS, but that did not occur. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory Few Residents Take Mike at Legislature Education Committee MeetingINDEXBusiness Directory ..............24 Church Directory .................22 Community Calendar ..........20 Crime Stoppers ...................23 Crossword Puzzle ...............24 Cryptoquip ...........................20 Letters ............................18-20 Obituary ............................. 21 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................23 Real Estate ....................26-27 Senator at Large .................17 operate Guy Benjamin Elementary School is approximately $1.1 million and it is approximately $2.3 million to operate the Julius Sprauve School, she said. Frett-Gregory plans to include St. John stakeholders including parents and teachers of both schools in DOEs conversations Continued on Page 22St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Senator Donald Cole, above, chairs the Committee on drew a large crowd, at left, who mostly opted not to speak.
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By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds Its another St. John murder mystery. While family and friends of James Malfetti, who was found stabbed to death in his apartment in a luxury home on the south shore of St. John on Sunday, January 19, wait for justice to take its course, the islands coconut telegraph is sending out its usual mixed signals. Now neighbors and friends of Malfetti are hearing rumors that the New Jersey man may have been the innocent victim of someone intending to kill the previous tenant of the apartment in which he was killed who was scheduled to testify in an unnamed major criminal trial but who had backed out of testifying. Coming on the heels of rumors that a neighborhood man with a record of arrest for burglary was questioned and released rumors nied the latest rumors further complicate the investigation of the two years. Multiple Sources Several friends of Malfetti the apartment within the past few months and that they had heard the same rumor that Malfetti was not the intended target of the fatal attack. Multiple sources reported hearing the same rumor and one woman friend of Malfretti said she had heard the rumor from a VIPD investigator who said police canOne resident business owner told Tradewinds the very shaken former occupant of the apartment had been publicly acknowledging he was the intended target because he had been scheduled to testify in a major criminal trial which had either been delayed or thrown out recently. Malfetti, 41, a New Jersey man who had lived on St. John for several years working as a computer consultant, was found stabbed to death in his apartment after the homeowners in the main residence had been the targets of an attempt ed burglary reported to VIPD ear lier in the weekend. V.I. Police investigators immediately focused on a young man from a neighboring residential area who had been convicted in previous burglaries; and residents were understandably apprehensive when the young man was released after questioning without being charged, according to several neighbors. Malfettis vehicle was found in the young burglars usual drop-off spot, according to one Tradewinds source who acknowledged he also heard the rumor that Malfetti may have been the innocent victim of someone looking for a previous tenant of the apart ment in which he was killed. Barroom Rumor Circulates An early February e-mail to Tradewinds from a resident who following tale: You know how the coconut telegraph is here, and its entirely possible that youve heard this alAn acquaintance of an acquaintance was at The Beach Bar a few weeks back, the Tradewinds source related in the e-mail. The acquaintance apparently approached someone who was pretty drunk and shaky, just a mess. The drunk person told (the acquaintance of the acquaintance) that up until a month prior to the murder, he had lived in that Boatman Point apartment, and that he was scheduled to testify against someone in a criminal case, the Tradewinds source continued. The drunk was afraid that Malfetti was mistakenly killed and it was supposed to be him (the drunk) who was supposed to be killed because of his role in this case, the e-mail concluded. So there it is, for what its worth! Familiar Murder Mystery There were early rumors that a suspect was in custody and being questioned, a young neighborhood man with a prior burglary convic tion. With the ensuing expressions of disappointment by residents at neighborhood rumors of that suspects purported release, the Malfetti murder investigation is now becoming another, all-too-familiar St. John murder mystery. have had little public comment on the investigation since Malfettis body was found by the property manager on a Sunday morning, although they have been critical of Tradewinds reports of various rumors about the case spreading through the island. The VIPD does not release regular updates to the media on active cases. To do so may jeopardize the investigation, VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames emailed Tradewinds on February 7 in response to a request for an update on the Malfetti investigation. any information they deem will assist the case by releasing it to the media they will inform me of that and I will release it with their per mission and approval. This case remains under active investiga tion. Was someone picked up and then released in the case? VIPD Rames told Tradewinds in another February 7 e-mail to the publisher of Tradewinds. that that did not happen and that is a rumour. it is not helpful to the VIPD or the St. John community to write a story based on rumours that are being presented as facts, Rames concluded her e-mail. St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 5 Rumors Turn Malfetti Investigation Into Another St. John Murder Mystery GOING ON VACATION?Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today! The drunk person told (the acquaintance of the acquaintance) that up until a month prior to the murder, he had lived in that Boatman Point apartment, and that he was scheduled to testify against someone in a criminal case. 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By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds Former U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Pamela Richards has put down some strong St. John roots since marrying the artisan Avelino Samuel, a scion of one of the most distinguished native St. Johnian families. Now Pamela Richards Samuel is being asked to consider spreading her political branches to embrace her new home island. After a St. John Tradewinds January article quoted cur not intent to seek re-election and recommending Samuel as a potential candidate to succeed him, the newly-minted St. Johnian is doing some political thinking. After your article my phone started ringing off the hook with people telling me it is something I really should consider, Samuel said St. Johnians Compete A number of St. Johnians have historically competed for the Senator at Large position, which requires campaigning on the Big Island of St. Croix and in the capitol, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Sen. Barshinger earned the position through years of persistent groundwork and it will take a candidate with name recognition on all three islands to replace him. While acknowledging recent St. John candidates for Senator at Large such as Ronnie Jones, Sen. Barshinger threw a new name into the conversation with a mention of Richards. I think Pam Richards Samuel would be a great candidate, said Sen. Barshinger who also mentioned former Commissioner of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Andy Rutnik as a potential candidate. The honorable mention by Sen. Barshinger notwithstanding, it was a novel concept to the now-Mrs. Samuel. When I ran in 2010 (for Lt. Governor on a ticket with James OBryan Jr., (a two-term chairman of the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands, former Senator, and Administra tor of Saint Thomas and Water Island) people said I should run for Senator at Large, but I didnt have St. John residency, the former commissioner explained. I was a Crucian. Now married to Avelino renowned for his master woodworking the former Commissioner of Tourism looks quite content selling their competing wares at a table in The Marketplace. She admits her collectible brightly-colored enameled pens are more to her style than her husbands native woods. He was a crush of mine in high school, Samuel explains of her marriage to one of the islands former mosteligible bachelors. We went to CVI together. He had a girlfriend and I had a boyfriend at the time. St. Johnian by Marriage Now that she is a St. Johnian by marriage, Samuel has to respect the islands political pecking order with a handful of perennial candidates each with their own strong family ties to the little island such as Jones, Wilma Marsh Monsanto and Lorlei Monsanto. I dont want to have a public battle, explained Samuel who is vice-chair of the USVI Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Samuel is off to the St. Croix Ag Fair this appearance at the annual event. Isnt that where all the politicians go? she asked with her trademark smile and a political twinkle in her eye.6 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 Former V.I. DOT Commissioner Richards-Samuel Eyes at-Large Position St. John Tradewinds News Photo Pamela Richards-Samuel, above, is mulling over a bid for Senator at Large. Thank you St. John!You helped make our 70,000 Thanks annual fundraiser and party a huge success! Special thanks to: Please continue to support our eort to PRESERVE ST. JOHN by joining IGLA as a member or by donating at www.igbavi.org.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Budding LeBron Jameses in Coral Bay soon wont they can shoot hoops. On the heels of the successful refurbishment of the Pine Peace basketball court, children on the eastern side of the island can look forward to the Coral Bay facility getting a face lift soon. The decrepit Coral Bay basketball court, located on property owned by the Moravian Church next to Guy Benjamin School, has long been falling into disrepair with the bleachers unsafe to use. Similar to the private/public partnership which drove the recent Pine Peace basketball court renovation project, renovations to the Coral Bay court will be footed by several major donors expected to be announced this week and a community fundraising campaign. But even getting to this point has been taken agree ment by several entities. The project is a collabora tion between Coral Bay Community Council, V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, Morawhich has agreed to handle donations, according to the groups president Joan Bermingham. The donations part of the project will go through Rotary, said Bermingham. Ive signed the documents saying that we would be involved in the proMoravian Church and the government. Governor John deJongh is expected to sign a Memorandum of Agreement this week allowing the private/public partnership to move forward with the the scope of the court renovations and total fundraising goals should be announced this week, according Local Rotary Club members, who also supported the Pine Peace basketball court renovation project, are excited to see a usable sports facility in the Coral Bay area, Bermingham explained. We got involved because we helped with the basketball court at Pine Peace and the court in Coral Bay is in bad shape as well, she said. We feel its important as Rotarians to help the youth in this endeavor and make sure they have a place where they can participate in healthy activities like playing on a basketball court. It makes me smile every time I go by Pine Peace and see the new court and so were trying to help this happen out in Coral Bay, said Bermingham.St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 7 Coral Bay Basketball Court Slated for RepairsSt. John Tradewinds The V.I. Waste Management Authority implemented a scheduled road closure on Sunday, February 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. along King Street in Cruz Bay, closing the entrance to King Street near St. John Car Rental during construction. King Street was closed to of Strand and Bay Streets while WMAs Wastewater Divisions staff was installing a second lateral sewer line along the southern por tion of King Street. All motorists traveling along Strand Street and Bay Street will be directed west on Bay Street to Frangipani Lane or other alternate routes near Gallows Point and Frank Bay. To accommodate taxis and other motorists departing the Cruz Bay Passenger Ferry Dock, the diwest-bound roadway leading from the King Street intersection (at First Bank) directly to the ferry terminal area was reversed to althe Ferry Terminal back to Prince Street and Route 104. The V.I. Waste Management Authoritys Environmental Enration of this project. Motorists are asked to adhere to all posted sigcers. Motorists are asked to reduce vehicular speed when traversing the area and to use alternate routes during this time. The Authority apologized to the public for any inconveniences as it strives to improve the wastewater infrastructure in Cruz Bay. For more information, contact Management at 340-715-9100 or 340-690-4218, or email communi Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds News Photo Cruz Bay on Sunday, February 9, forcing a road closure on King Street.
8 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 Couples Invited to Celebrate Valentines Day by Getting Married All Over Again at Trunk Bay St. JohnTradewinds News Photo FileSt. John Barefoot Minister Rev. Anne Marie Porter has ST. JOHN S LAW FIRM SINCE 1989Real Estate / Land Use / Environmental / Trusts and Estates / Probate Business Entities / Consulting / Litigation / Personal InjuryLocated at beautiful Est. Lindholm, aboe Asolare, 340-693-8255, www.stjohnilaw.comJ. Brion Morrisette & Raf Muilenburg, Partners Clyde Murphree, Of Counsel By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The islands biggest wedding ceremony is set to take place on Valentines Day, Friday, February 14, when Love Citys own barefoot minister Anne Marie Porter will renew the vows of an anticipated 100-plus couples at Trunk Bay. Now in its 12th year, the Valentines Day vow renewal has attracted a total of 1,130 couples throughout the years. The event has grown from a small ceremony that Porter performed for a friend to something that visitors now plan their vacations around. Bill and Cathy Dove who used to live here on St. John wanted to renew their marriage vows, and Anne Marie Porter of the ceremo nys beginnings. They were cele brating their 25th anniversary, and Cathy asked if she could invite the people at her church to also renew their vows at the service. I thought it was a beautiful idea for them to renew their vows with their church family, so she invited the people at the St. John Methodist Church to renew their vows too. Everyone is welcome to renew their vows at the free Trunk Bay ceremony, from those who have been married less than 24 hours to those who tied the knot many, many decades ago. Couples will be greeted by the beautiful sounds of Here Comes the Bride played on the steel pan by Albion Sewer, whose light, melodic music will be Banzhaf. Michael welcomes the brides and grooms onto the beach with his music, setting a very elegant tone for the sacred service, said Porter. The, as the sun begins to dip low in the sky and a warm glow washes over Trunk Bay, the barefoot minister conducts the vow renewal ceremony, inviting the diverse group of couples to pledge their love to one another all over again. Youre standing there with 100 other couples, so you have a lot of witnesses at your wedding who get to see your renewal, said Porter. For residents to do this in front of their community takes some courage. Hopefully tourists are able to take that renewed energy and love back to their own communities. Once the ceremony is complete, the couples are once again serenaded by Banzhaf, who plays positive and upbeat music in cel ebration of the vow renewal, while each bride is given a beautiful long-stem rose and each couple is given a marriage vow renewal cer Im encouraging couples to do this as a meaningful way to celebrate Valentines Day, said Por ter. Its really an opportunity for them to honor their relationship and each other by getting mar ried again. Thats what makes it so sweet and tender. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. on Valentines Day at Trunk Bay.
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10 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 Sunday 10am HAWKSNEST BEACH facebook Freshwater Church St. John USVITerry Lansdale, Pastor 340.514.6578(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE) By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After tackling the gruelling hills of St. John in the 18th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Road Race on Saturday, February 22, be sure to relax on one of the islands picturesque beaches on Sunday, February 23, and support one of the most important local organizations. St. John Cancer Fund volunteers are hosting the 2nd Annual 8 Tuff Miles Recovery Beach Party at Oppenheimer Beach on February 23 starting at 11 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to ease their aching feet, while enjoying delicious food and drinks, a beer pong tournament and a Several local massage therapists will be on hand to rub those sore muscles, wellday before. Beach party goers will also enjoy fresh grilled hot dogs and hamburgers or roasted pig while gearing up for the action in the hotly anticipated beer pong tournament. Individual registration for the tournament is only $25 and three tables will be going at In addition to bragging rights, the beer pong grand champion will have his or her name posted on a one-of-a-kind trophy hand-crafted by St. John artist George Hollander and displayed at The Tap Room. For those lacking beer pong talent in the group, St. John Cancer Fund is hosting an three luxurious prizes. The group is only selling 100 tickets for stay at Gallows Point Resort and dinner for two at restaurant Ocean 362; a weeks stay at the three-bedroom Upper Carolina villa Day Dream with a seven-day Jeep rental from Sunshine Jeeps; and round-trip transportation and a weekend stay at Neptunes Treasure on Anegada. Be ready to enjoy a great beach party with plenty of food and drinks, music and games. While there is no parking at Oppenheimer Beach, taxis are available from Cruz Bay and a shuttle will run all afternoon from the Mongoose Junction area. All proceeds from the event will help cancer patients on St. John thanks to St. John Cancer Fund, which has zero adminis trative fees, explained board member Mary Bartolucci. One-hundred percent of everything we make goes to St. John cancer patients in need, said Bartolucci. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, which handles our money, has angels that cover costs so we dont get charged anything for complete 100 percent transparency. The St. John Cancer Fund, which is comprised of a board of volunteers, also has no restrictions on how residents in need can spend their funds. The group is only restricted in its giving by how much money is in its coffers. St. John Cancer Fund, only one-year-and-a-half old, has already raised tolucci added. When we started, we didnt have anything and we wanted to be sure there was going to be plenty of money for people, she said. So we set the cap at $1,500. Thanks to support from many different groups and businesses on St. John, weve been able to raise that cap to $2,500 per person. From a Gifft Hill School bake sale to Woodys Seafood Saloons annual Save Second Base Block Party and High Tides Dinghy Poker Run, and more, many St. John organizations, businesses and individ ual residents have helped to make sure canassistance. What is great is that the fund is provided by the community and goes directly to the community, said Bartolucci. Since its founding in July 2012, the group has helped a total of 23 patients and donated a total of $33,564.11 to residents who needed help paying for rent, gas, airline tickets and more, and without the hassle of jumping through hoops. I thought there was going to be a lot of paper work and all these hassles to deal with, said St. John architect Ken Yolman, a cancer survivor who relied on the fund recently himself. It was absolutely simple. I faxed in the application and a couple of days later they sent out a check. having any insurance, he said. They really helped and it couldnt have been easier. Yolman is roasting up the pig for the beach party on February 23 and is happy to be able to help, he explained. Im supporting the St. John Cancer Fund because they helped me when I really needed it, said Yolman. They paid for several months of rent and helped me pay to get back to the states for my check up. Thank god there are people who donate to this fund. It really, really helps, said Yolman. And there are so many people who are affected by cancer. You dont realize it until you are one of them, I guess. With zero administrative costs and all proceeds staying on the island to help island residents, St. John Cancer Fund can help more people only with the communitys support. Mark those calenders for Sunday, February 23, for the Second Annual 8 Tuff Miles Recovery Beach Party at Oppenheim er Beach at 11 a.m. For more information about St. John Cancer Fund, check out www.stjohncan gmail.com.St. John Cancer Fund Hosting 8 Tuff Miles Recovery Party Feb. 23St. John Tradewinds News PhotoSt. John artisan George Hollander with the Beer Pong Trophy he recently crafted for the event.
St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 11 By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds Widening the circle of friends cancer is the idea behind the islands third walkathon celebra tion. The American Cancer Society of the Virgin Islands adds mans best friend to the mix by bringing Bark for Life to the Emmaus Moravian Church Field in Coral Bay March 15. The event, adopted by the cancer society nationwide in 2009, Bark for Life is billed as a Bark for Life is a variation on the familiar Relay For Life, the day-into-night walk around the track, raising thousands of dollars to help Virgin Islanders meet their medical expenses. The overnight relays have been very successful on St. Thomas and Relay for Life in 2011. A split took place among organizers a few months later with the formation of the St. John Cancer Fund. But the turnout for Relay for Life 2013, held at the Winston Wells Ball Park in Cruz Bay, remained strong. Now American Cancer Society of the VI Executive Director Lor raine Baa says she hopes a new type of family oriented fun will bring supporters out again. cancer, said Baa. You walk your dog. Our goal is to raise $45,000 on the island of St. John. Baa calls the March 15 event a grass roots effort to rally residents around the cancer societys efforts. Its the third time St. John has hosted its own cancer fundraiser. Bringing in community support is important, the director said, because the economic environment makes fundraising more challenging. This year, for Bark for Life, teams will include canine partners. St. John cancer survivors are invit ed to kick off the four hour event Baa said, they will be invited to sit and enjoy a days worth of contests and entertainment. Theres going to be some dog activities, festivities and things people who like dogs like to do, she said. The fun starts after the end of the scheduled 4 p.m. opening cer emonies. A grand marshall will lead a Bark for Life Parade, followed by the survivors walk. Team walks begin at 5 p.m. and continues through 8 p.m. Teams of 15 signing up this year will pay a $150 team registration fee and each team member can raise $100 apiece. An event king and queen will be chosen and crowned at a coronation ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Then the pets get a chance to do their thing with a contest to pick the most clever trick and the best dog handler. In a look alike contest, judges will look for the most striking similarities between pets and their owners. Judges will also pick the cutest pet. Then comes Oscar night and selection of the winner for the Golden Pooch award. Prizes will also be given for the top fundraising teams, the best costumed team. As twilight leads into night the up with a Luminara ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Survivors will again chance to share their experiences about living with cancer. The Coral Bay fundraiser American Cancer Society of the Virgin Islands. Later this year, Baa said, another Bark for Life will be held at Antilles School. Funds raised through these events will help cancer patients meet the cost of travel for treat ment and other treatment-related expenses. The money derived from these events is becoming more important, Baa said, because more help is being sought, especially by cancer patients on St. Croix. For further information, or to pick up a sponsorship package, contact ACSVI at 340-775-5373. Dr. Iris Kern is this years chairperson for the ACS St. John Bark for Life fundraising event. Carlos FURNITUREHAS IT ALL!FREE Delivery/Setup to St. John at Tutu Park Mall Queen Beds....................from $399Living Room Sets ............from $999Fridge & Stove Combo ...from $1100Open 7 Days a Week340-693-0016 / 340-642-7926Come see what everyones talking about! ~ Large selection of bedroom sets to choose from ~ Mans Best Friend Joins the Fight Against Cancer on St. John GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... WhatToDo-VI.com ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook St. John Tradewinds The Department of Tourism is seeking hospitality hosts and hostesses to welcome visitors, provide island information and assist guests on St. Thomas. Applications for contracted employment may be picked up at the Department of Tourism Nisky Moravian School), and at the John McCleverty Welcome Center at the Havensight cruise ship dock on St. Thomas. For more information, contact Ernest Knight at 340-774-8784 on St. Thomas.T ourism Department Seeks Hospitality Hosts/Greeters
AIA Coral Bay Sustainable Design Report Released 12 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) announces that the long-awaited report from last springs American Institute of Ar chitects (AIA) workshop has been released. As part of the planning activities within the Coral Bay Water shed Management Project: Phase 2, the Coral Bay Community Council obtained a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This grant brought a group of eight experts to St. John from May 29-31, 2013 to work with more & community leaders to create a vision for Coral Bay. The several meetings brought together a diverse group of people to discuss Coral Bays future. Issues addressed included discussions on supporting appropriate development and infrastructure while protecting the natural environment and enhancing our overall quality of life for many years to come. The report can be accessed at the AIA website http://www.aia.org/about/initiatives/AIAS075425 or at www. CoralBayCommunityCouncil.org. On the Coral Bay Community Council website homepage, there is also a link to a brief on-line sur vey, so people can provide their comments and ideas for next steps for the community -after reading the report. The CBCC website also has the results of the community vision survey completed in conjunction with the workshop. Printed copies of the 58 page report are available at the CBCC Me Posted. To cover printing costs, please leave a deposit of $5. If you return the copy, you will get the deposit back. Coral Bay was one of 7 communities chosen nationwide to par ticipate in the 2013 AIA program: http://www.aia.org/about/initia tives/AIAS075425 A public meeting to discuss the report and next steps for Cor al Bays future is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Guy H. Benjamin School, Room 6, in Coral Bay. The Coral Bay Community Council is a 400-member comganized as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Charitable donations and memberships to support our work are gratefully accepted. For more information call 7762099 or email coralbaycommuniSt. John Tradewinds News PhotoHead out on a full moon horseback ride this Friday. St. John Tradewinds Carolina Corral, the islands only horseback riding tour company, invites couples to enjoy a romantic Valentines Day by taking in the beauti ful scenery of St. John via horseback under the light of a full moon. The cost is $95 per rider; hors doeuvres and beverages are included. Only six spots are available for this special Friday, February 14, ride, so reserve a spot today by calling 340-693-5778 or 340-227-9622.Carolina Corral Offers Valentines Tour The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee (VICC) is now accepting applications for all persons or groups interested in vending at the Lionel Roberts Stadium during the Carnival activities.The deadline to submit applications is Saturday, March 3, 2014. For more information, contact the VICC at 340-776-3112 or visit www.vicarnival.com.Carnival Vendor Applications Now A vailable
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Be sure to plan for a few nights in as you will want to linger on the spacious decks to soak up the view of the stars twinkling overhead at Coral Haven, nestled in the Estate Emmaus area of quaint Coral Bay. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers plenty of potential and is for sale for $709,000, explained 340 Real Estate broker/ owner Tammy Donnelly. The home boasts breath-taking views of tropical sunrises and majestic moonrises with steady breezes and dual bay views, explained Donnelly. What really sets this home apart are the dual bay views and the prevailing breezes, she said. You have views down to both Hurricane Hole and Coral Bay harbor and there has been a great breeze every time Ive been to the property. Coral Haven is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and, while it feels like you are worlds away from it all, fun restaurants, funky shops and several V.I. National Park hiking trails are all within easy walking distance, Donnelly explained. Seagrape Hill is a great residential neighborhood with a mix of island residents and short-term rentals, she said. Coral Haven is in a great location with the Skinny Legs complex and the Johnny Horn and Brown Bay hiking trails nearby. ers including halaconia, Xora, Norfolk pine trees, bananas, grapefruit, mango, avocado, soursop and carambola trees, and more. Inside Coral Haven, the two bedrooms are spread over two levels, which each level boasting spacious decks. The top level consists of one bedroom and one bathroom with a separate kitchen and great room area. Drink in the views from the spacious, wraparound deck and even unwind in the relaxing hot tub nestled on the top deck at Coral Haven. Downstairs the home boasts a one-bedroom studio space with a kitchenette and a bathroom. There is plenty of space for a hammock on the large deck and enjoy those water views, which are not compromised from the lower level unit. Coral Haven also offers plenty of potential. The home is nestled on a bit more than a third of an acre and the existing structure is actually the guest house on the property, which includes a separate concrete slab containing 22,000-gallon cisterns and a lower workshop area. Another great feature at Coral Haven are the multiple options, said the 340 Real Estate broker/ owner. There is the opportunity buyers personal taste while they live in the other house. Or house construction employees who build your dream house. For more information on Coral Haven, call 340 Real Estate broker/ owner Tammy Donnelly at (340) 779-4478 or (340) 643-6068. St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 13 Soak Up Dual Bay Views at Coral Haven 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 Bear and Bella These twins are Pit/Lab mixes and are about 4-5 months old. They are currently undergoing treatment for a skin condition but are still adoptable. They are wonderful with other dogs and are already doing very well on the leash. Please consider giving this brother and sister a wonderful home. (Do not need to be adopted together but that would be wonderful!) St. John Tradewinds News Photo Coral Haven, above, offers views to Hurricane Hole and Coral Bay harbor.
14 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 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 www.igbavi.org. Gail Karlsson, left, was the lucky winner of an original Kimberly Boulon painting at the recent Caribbanese 2 Opening at Kimberly Boulon Fine support of St. John School of the Arts.St. John Tradewinds News Photo St. John Tradewinds It was St. Johns Gala of Galas and people are still talking about the legendary good time they had while supporting a great cause: Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. Amazing home! Best gala ever! Great food all night! Superb wine! Great music! are all comments that continue to echo the island. The event net $60,000 to support protection, preservation and education programs and projects which Friends has provided for more than 25 years. On February 1st, about 225 Friends supporters took a champagne shuttle from Trunk Bay to Presidio Del Mar in Peter Bay, home of Steven & Pamela Deckoff, nearly selling out the event ship and laughter. The guests were served by more than 30 volunteers and the professional staff of Mar cellin Private Chefs. All agreed that Chef Andy Marcellin really made the event special with spectacular epicurean delights from the moment guests walked in until the last guest left. The Friends gala signature of red carpet and white roses welcomed guests to the National Treasures Gala as the event kicked off with cocktails and passed hors doeuvres, carving and seafood stations and even gourmet pastry chef offerings later that evening. The wine and champagne was top notch and impressed even the most discriminating conoisseurs. The In the Sand Band had people dancing before it even got dark. Kim Holland offered her famous Taste of History aged rum bar where she dramitically smoked and served rums older than some of the guests. companied by the smooth jazz music of Harvey Werbel. A costumed and talented magician, Lisa Menna, entertained guests and made donations magically appear! Always a highlight of the auction were no exception. lucky winners took home artwork, jewelry, dining packages, lodging and lots of other great prizes, including a week at the Ritz-Carlton in Vail, Colorado. Kylin Gillem was the lucky winner of the special Spanish coin and 18K gold necklace valued at $3,295, donated by R&I PATTON goldsmithing. She wasnt at the gala but was thrilled when she got an email telling her that she won! Friends of VI National Park thanks all those who helped create and celerate this 10th Annual Gala! Friends owes this success to the many volunteers that kept overhead low and service high, to guests who came to support the cause. Friends would like to say thank you to all those who made it a night to remember! Sponsors and partners include Premier Wine & Spir its, deSIGNS, In the Sand Band, Josephines Greens, Marcellin Private Chefs, Queen of Tarts, Dionysus, Bellows/West Indies, St. John Brewing, Caribbean Food Service and St. John Ice. With more than 60 businesses and individuals who truly a community effort! Photos of the gala will be posted online through the Friends homepage at www.friendsvinp. org.Friends Gala Knocks It Out of the Park Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Pamela Deckoff, above, Friends of VINP Gala at beautiful Presidio del Mar home in Estate Peter Bay
St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 15 Moe Chabuz Running 8 Meaningful Miles February 22St. John Runner Tackling 8 Tuff Miles for Team River Runner The plant sale draws a huge crowd each year. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John runner Maurice Moe Chabuz has plenty of distance under his well-worn sneakers, but the eight miles he plans to run on Saturday, February 22, might be the most meaningful he has tread. Chabuz plans to start the 8 Tuff Miles Road Race, which is being hosted for the 18th time on February 22, at the back of the pack and raise money along the way for Team River Runners St. John program. Team River Runner is dedicated to offering health and healing for wounded veterans through adaptive kayak sports. The group was started by Washington D.C. area kayak enthusiast Joe Mornini at Walter Reed Army Medical Center more than a decade ago and today has chapters across the country engaging wounded veterans in mean ingful camaraderie and physical stimulation. The group has hosted an annual leadership skills trip to St. John for the past six years, bringing TRR participants recommended by their local chapters from across the country together for a week at Cinnamon Bay Campground. Thanks to cash and in-kind doSt. John Tradewinds News PhotoMoe Chabuz, above left.nations, annual fundraisers like the St. John Chaotic Kayak Race in August and Chabuzs 8 Tuff Miles effort, TRRs St. John program has In order to make sure it remains that way, Chabuz is accepting donations of any kind a nickel, a dime, a dollar or more for every person he passes on his way from the Cruz Bay start to the Coral Bay around 700 runners and raises about $10,000 for TRR. Make checks out to Team River Runner and drop them off at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay to make a donation. Checks can also be mailed to Skinny Legs, P.O. Box 654, St. John, USVI, 00831. Run, Moe, Run! For more information about Team River Runner visit www. teameriverrunner.org. For more information about 8 Tuff Miles visit www.8tuffmiles.com.Annual Audubon Plant Sale Is March 1St. John Tradewinds If youre looking for a great variety of plants and tress at reasonable prices come see us at the The Marketplace (2nd level parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. Once again the VI Audubon Society will offer a wide variety of plants and trees; most obtained from various VIAS members and from local growers/landscapers, who generously donate plants for the groups annual fundraiser. If youre looking to add palms, bay trees, mahogany trees, some natives, desert rose, agaves, ornamentals such as Josephs Coat, lantana, ruellia, plumeria, periwinkle and other garden favorites to your landscape make sure to stop by. Vegetable plants will also be available including: tomatoes, lettuce greens, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, kale, collards, edaname and banana root stock. Many diverse herbs will be for sale including: cilantro, parsley, dill, basil, mint and garlic chives. This list is only a portion of what will be available. The organization will have orchids for sale, too. This event is the major fundraiser for VIAS. Money raised is used to sponsor programs for school children and to continue efforts to, preserve, restore and enhance the wildlife sanctuary at the Small Pond at Frank Bay, a Virgin Islands designated Wildlife & Marine Sanctuary. For further information contact co-chairs Dave Spoth at (716) 472-6888 or Mary Moroney at 779-8091.
16 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 St. John Tradewinds A record number of nations quali Olympics, 88 nations! And the Virgin Islands are one of them. Team ISV is represented by one athlete, Jasmine Campbell. Jasmine Campbell was born on St. John, USVI. Her family moved from the islands to Idaho when she was around 9 years old. She began ski racing in Idaho; and has trained there and also in South America. She is an Alpine racer, and will compete in Slalom and Giant Slalom. rade of Nations during the Opening Cer emony of the Winter Games in Sochi. She alongside her coach and team adminis trators. Jasmine shared with us what the experience was like, when she will race and what she is doing between now and race time. Q: What was it like participating in the Opening Ceremony? A: The whole experience was positively surreal. I was able to meet with tons of interesting people from countries I know Ill never be able to pronounce, I felt like I could travel the globe in just 100 meters. The Olympics really are a unique opportunity to get so many people from so many different walks of life to come and walk together in the same space if only for a little while. It was a real honor and privilege to be a part of that. Q: What was it like backstage with all the athletes lined up, waiting for their big entrance during the Parade of Nations? A: Backstage everyone was remark ably kind and welcoming as they inquired where you were from, what sport you were doing, and if you wanted to exchange pins. Some are pretty aggressive when it comes to exchanging pins, but Im pretty sure it can be safely assumed that when the most competitive people in the world are gathered together and you give them a mission to exchange pins, they will git er done. My parents were just as excited as I to be there. Q:You compete on February 18th in Giant Slalom, and on February 21st in Slalom. What are you doing leading up to the race days? Im in the mountain village trying and failing to adjust to the time zone as I work my tail off in training as I gear up for the races. Q: Is there anything youd like to add? A: I just really want to thank everyone for their unbelievably gracious support and kind words of congratulations. Its an honor not only to represent the VI, but also to know there are so many of you out there gunning for me. So, basically THANKS! And Ill try to make yall proud. For updates on Team ISV at the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia follow the Virgin Islands Olympic Committees Facebook page at: https://www.facebook. com/VirginIslandsOlympics. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Place was awarded to Mathayom Catering/St. John Chefs, above right. The team this year included Chef Tyler Lewis (next to Joan Berminghma, far left) and Chef David right. USVI Athlete Jasmine Campbell Bears Flag at Opening Ceremony of Winter Olympics Team ISV walking in the Parade of Nations, above, and Campbell sitting in the Olympic Rings in Sochi, Russia.
included. It will ultimately allow the Kings Hill Rd to be improved so that we have an alternate, good road to and from Coral Bay. Land will be available for solar panels that according to plan will make St. John and energy-neutral substation of the VI WAPA. That is to say, St. John will net-meter, pushing excess power to the grid during the middle of the day and drawing on the WAPA grid at night. Would you like to be a part of is charged by the legislation with St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 17 St. John Tradewinds report for 2014 and I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year! The Legislature started off the new year with an early Session in January. Many important things happened during this Session that I will share with you in this report, about the most important thing facing St. John right now: Our schools. The Guy Benjamin School is one of the top-rated elementary schools in the Territory. It is now in danger of closing. This is due to a combination of declining enrollment and budget cuts. Enroll ment is down to 55 students and the Dept of Education budget has fallen from $200 million to $175 million. That is the bad news. I have good news, too: Guy Benjamin School (GBS) can be sustained. Heres what you have to do: By March 15, you must enroll 100 students for next year in Guy Benjamin School. If you do that, GBS will remain open and the two grades that were lost this year to Julius Sprauve School will be restored. I say you instead of we, because I want to make it clear that only YOU can save GBS. After a recent Education Committee meeting on St. John, I met with a number of parents who are now planning an event to raise awareness and mobilize parents to register 100 students at GBS. This is a good idea. Register your children for GBS. Urge your neighbors to register their children for GBS. Ask your Cruz Bay friends and relatives to register their children, especially K thru 3rd grade, for GBS. If there are 100 students, the Dept of Education will not be able to close GBS. is there to help you. We want to keep a tally of how many people intend to register at GBS. Please call or email us at: 693-8061 or The Guy Benjamin School has the quality of a private school, but it is a free, public school. It is a gift, a treasure. Its future hangs in the balance, and you have the power to save it! Lets turn back to the recent Legislative Session. With my fellow senators unanimous vote, I sponsored a resolution commend Orville Chopper Brown and to name our newly refurbished Pine Piece Basketball Court in his honor. A copy of the Resolution is available in the St. John SenChoppers tireless years of support for our youth. He has taught them sports and been an extraordinary role model for athletic skill, volunteerism, hard work, and goal-set ting. Many people helped with this Resolution and I thank in particu lar Shikima Jones, Loren Abramson, and Catherine Stephen. The Session started with over rides. I moved to override the governors veto of the bill that adjusted our plan for the Coral Bay Park, which is inside what we are now calling the Coral Bay Public Area. The governors veto message implied that the St. John Capital Improvement was over-appropriated. Oddly, he said that in a footnote, without supplying documentation. of the balance independently and we knew that we were on solid ground. My colleagues agreed and overrode the Governors veto. The Coral Bay Public Area will be acquired in a phased acquisition, beginning with 20 prime acres for $1 million. It will provide Coral Bay with a park that contrails, it preserves and showcases the ruins, and it provides land for a true recycling convenience center. Recreational facilities will be FOR SALE:Beautifully Carved Indonesian Teak Door and Window Shutters3 Windows & 2 Doors Available (buy separately or as package deal) CALL 340-642-5386 T O MAKE AN APPOINTMENT T O VIEWforming Parcel 7 Coral Bay Land Trust, patterned after the Magens Bay Authority. It will plan out the future acquisition phases and ensure that the services are just what the public needs and wants. In the month of January both Senator Jackson and Senator Cole held committee hearings in the St. John Annex. These hearings were held in the late afternoon or evening in order to allow maximum participation. I am proud to say that public turnout for St. John hearings is very high, often sur passing the turnout of St. Thomas or St. Croix meetings. This speaks to the extraordinary commitment St. Johnians have to making things better on St. John. In the recent Session, I announced that Im not running for Senator At Large in the fall, nor am I running for any elected ofthat I am running for Lt. Governor. It is not true.) My father passed away three years ago and there are things that I must tend to that are pressing. The Legislature is a full time job, therefore I will leave it to a successor. Of course I will do everything I can to ensure a smooth transition to whomever you choose as your next senator at large. Please remember that St. Johnians have not only a senator at large, but seven district senators. A St. Johnian can run for any of these eight senate seats. I would like to see two or even three St. Johnians in the senate! There is so much more to report as we move into 2014. I will continue the report in a future issue. Some of the things I will be speaking about are the Eudora Kean High School track, the Tila pia farm, the Governors state of the Territory address, and the status of roads and striping on St. John. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your senator at large. Senator-at-Large ReportBy Senator Craig BarshingerYou Can Help Sustain Guy Benjamin School
18 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 NEXT DEADLINE:THURSDAY, FEB. 13th2013-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 3rd Degree Burglaries: 23 Grand Larcenies: 68 Rapes: 1 Homicides: 1 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 2 Rapes: 2 Letters To St. John TradewindsA huge thank you! to ALL involved in our Caribbanese2 Presentation for making it a special event: The Marketplace and manager Debbie Marsh, your support and accommodation is, and has been, paramount to our success. Gallery Artists, its our privilege to have you and your marvelous creations grace our gallery: Ceramists Gail Van de Bogurt Casey Giakas, Kaye Thomas Eichner; George Hollander, spectacular light feature. St. John School Of The Arts, creative and vibrant: Kazumi Schaub, Choreographer Jude Woodcock, volunteers (set up and break down) Paco Jones, Jeff Miller, Donald Becker and John Hoerner; performers: delightful, dramatic and moving Jude Woodcock, Chris Meyer, Mindy Mitchner, Cassandra Cantre ras, Jahalie Bruce, Jeune Provost, Kaya Ahladis and Shekoia Sprauve. Eddie Bruce and Mike Sorzano; very, very cool musicianswith Jeff Miller. Decorative elements for a Caribbean Japanese Fusion: Sloop Jones Bamboo from his garden, with George Hollanders artistic eye, and Robyn Podanys arrangements on tables. Robyn Podany, with Grey Podany and Will and Mary Reynolds, behind the scenes the night of making it happen for set up, during, and break down of all Greg and Eve Maskell joined us for the break down. Thank you. tizers and Queen Of Tarts confections beautiful and delicious! West Indies Corporation with Paul Kessock, and beverages servers et al, non-stop at your service with smiles: Kevyn Salsburg, John and Lee Hoerner and Kathy Corkhill. Giovanna pulling for the SJSA that is so dear to us all. And to record the evening with professionalism and sensitivity, Yelena Rogers still photographer and Bill Stelzer videographer. Tradewinds: MaLinda Nelson, thank you for our ad write up and event pictures publication. Lynda Lohr and St. John Source. Attendees: thank you for being with us. Your support is paramount to all of our success! We hope you enjoyed the arts and the evening. The gallerys next event is Friday, February 28. Our sincerest gratitude for a scintillating collaboration with a beautiful community, Thank you, Kimberly and Rafe BoulonKimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery Thanks An Evening With The Arts Participants and Supporters The Island Green Living Association would like to say a million thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser and anniversary party, 70,000 Thanks, on Saturday, February 1. It was our most successful fundraiser to date, bringing in close to $6,000 for our organization. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of those who purchased items from the Depot during the party, nation jars. A big congrats to Jan Courlas, who won the gorgeous mahogany table hand-crafted by local woodworker Matt Mueller and donated to IGLA by Frank Barnako! Huge thanks to the local businesses who donated the Stangerz, who provided live music at the event; Gail Siart and Peter Fortunato at Outside the Box Solutions, who have been instrumental in developing IGLAs new website; Frank Barnako, who donated of her time organizing the event; and the Tap Room, Ocean Grill, Waterfront Bistro, Alfredos Landscap ing, Spyglass Restaurant, Cruz Bay Landing, Cafe Livin, St. John Hardware, Caravan Gallery, Caravan Auto Store, The Beauty Lounge, Calypso/Bad Kitty, Connections, and Nancy Stromp and Jason Hayman of Pelican Beach Excursions, who all donated gift The funds raised at the 70,000 Thanks party will undoubtedly help as IGLA seeks to expand its initia tives in our major effort to preserve St. John. No other organization is poised to make as big of a positive impact on our islands environment as we are, and we need your continued support. You can help us as we preserve our beautiful islands natural environment through programs like our Green Villa Program, glass crusher initiative, and the ReSource Depot. Join us as a member or donate to our organization today by visiting www.igbavi.org. We look forward to continuing our role in keeping St. John beautiful and pristine; perhaps next year, we can celebrate 200,000 pounds of waste kept out of port! Thank you, Barry Devine, IGLA Executive DirectorIsland Green Living Association Gives a Million ThanksSEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: email@example.com
St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 19 Like the movie, our system has been feeding us a false sense of security. Designed to keep us attached by the umbilical cord of political speech, our leaders have promised us the sun, moon and stars for many years. It is time that we come back to earth. Our prospective candidates will try to woo us with talk of new schools, better roads/access, lower elec trical bills, increased security, welfare programs and with similar plans, the results are the same: Energy computer systems within our government agencies, reduced services and corruption amongst the leaders. We are basically setting the stage for a federal takeover. Like the city of Detroit, our debt will continue to grow, schools will deteriorate and tensions between those who have and those who dont will escalate. decides will likely be challenged in court, but ulti mately will take effect. In the V.I., the senators wont be able to change the decision. Therefore it is critical to examine where we are in relation to the upcoming governors election. Its simple. In order to win votes, candidates will change. They will raise our expectations by promising a more transparent, progressive and accountable government while handing out free stickers and t-shirts. In order to cut through this emotional and political talk, let us ask a very important question. Which one of you have the experience to turn around a failing government? Dont come to us with ideas, because everyone has them. Bring us your resume, references and team. This is a job interview. We are looking at four years of potential growth or decline depending on a crucial decision this November. In many cases, while the government has been struggling, individuals and private businesses have stepped up on this island to spearhead and complete several community projects. We care enough to feed the homeless, shelter the animals, provide safe recreational facilities and rescue the injured. No matter what happens, St. Johnians will look after each other. and it may take us to build that vendors plaza, community center, recycling plant and vocational school. So even when we cast our vote and pray for the best, our island will carry on. System Failure, System Reboot, Emmanuel Prince Letters To St. John TradewindsStore owners stand by, watching cruise ship passengers walk by, waiting for WAPA to turn power back on. Tourists cant watch the World Series or the Super Bowl because of black outs. Small restaurants suffer with $7000 per month electric bills. Businesses are shutting down and the economy is in a shambles because of the cost and the unreliability of electricity in the Virgin Islands. Businesses, Condo Associations and home owners are severely restricted in the ability to install solar electricity as well as suffering extreme delays due to the current regulations. self. They have stood by and watched while lack of maintenance has allowed the extremely useful cogeneration plant has self-destructed. Ask the engineers from GE to come and testify about the lack of maintenance and resistance to change in the heart and soul of WAPA. Do something. Because of our environment and location we can be leaders in renewable clean energy and become a world class island vacation destination or we can can continue to be a second rate destination for cruise ships passengers who can only afford a tee shirt and a island tour on a safari and we can continue to enjoy(?) up to you. There is no reason we should suffer for decades because an Autonomous Government Agency does not function any better than the worst of rest of the Government. Greg MillerElectric Bills are Root of ProblemsMatrix: Our System Is Feeding Us False Sense of Security Animal Care Center, We made our annual trip to the islands this year and thanks to the great articles and great ads in the Tradewinds we found the ACC! Three years ago this month we were in Virgin Gorda staying in villas in Mahoe Bay where the good people at Leverick Bay manage. There was a 8 month old dog named Abby running around. She was abandoned and was suffer ing from a machete attack to her neck. To make a long story a short, but a beautiful one, we adopted Abby and she is a part of our family along with two yellow labs in Lehighton Pennsylvania! What you guys are doing is awesome! We are attempting another short visit in March as we are starting to look to make St. John a permanent part of our vacations so I would love to stop in and say hello! In the mean time I will mail you the air plane travel case case with? Thanks to you and everyone there for doing what you guys do for these kind loving treasures! Thanks for the kind words too! You made my day! Mike AckerACC Is Doing Great Things, Inspiring Great Deeds
20 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient Tuesday, February 11 The St. John Historical Society membership meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church, where SJHS member Eleanor Gibney will share a slideshow featuring images from an album of more than 70 rare early 20th century photographs. The pictures document a trip to the islands from Europe on the Danish steamship SS St. Croix, as well as a lengthy stay on all three islands. February 14-15 Broadway Comes to St. John will debut with a friends and family night on February 14, when the suggested donation is $20 per person. The premiere show is set for February 15 at the Westin. Tickets are $200 and include a champagne reception and dinner after the show. Saturday, Februray 15 Join the St. John Historical Society on Saturday, February 15, from 9 a.m. to noon as the Society completes its annual clearing of the Annaberg Country School grounds. W ednesday, February 19 The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) will have a public meeting on Wednesday, February 19, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Report for Coral Bay, St. John, and next steps for Coral Bays future. The meeting will be at the Guy H. Benjamin School, Room 6, in Coral Bay. W ednesday, February 26 There will be a general meeting for all veterans of the armed forces living on the island of St. John on Wednesday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to John Administrator located at the Battery in Cruz Bay. Veterans should bring documents and other veteran issues and concerns. Saturday, March 1 If your looking for a great variety of plants and tress at reasonable prices come see us at the The Marketplace (2nd level parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. Once again the VI Audubon Society will offer a wide variety of plants and trees; most obtained from various VIAS members and from local growers/landscapers who generously donate plants for the groups annual fundraiser. Saturday, March 8 The 28th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be on Saturday, March 8, at Caneel Bay Resort. 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) 642-3263 Digging Work on St. ThomasFormer St. John resident Nahim Jolly, at right in photo, works his way through a sifting box at the archaeological dig near the Rothschild Francis Market Square on February 3, on St. Thomas. Jolly said he was hired on as a workman as a team of Florida researchers began moving 70 tons of clay in search of the Saladoid Civilizaion that lived on St. Thomas between Jolly, born in Dominica and raised on St. John, said he found the work interesting, especially the St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel Letters To St. John Tradewinds for law enforcement to investigate is fatal pedestrian accidents in which the driver leaves the scene. This happened twice in one day on Saturday, January 25, in two different locations, when two males lost their lives in hit and run accidents. At about 7:20 p.m., at the Golden Rock Shopping Center near the entrance to Pueblo 70 year old Theodore Phillip was struck by a trailer being towed by a pickup truck. He was knocked to the ground and then struck again by the driver of an SUV who left Mr. Phillip fatally injured in the street. About an hour later at about 8:30 p.m. in Constitution Hill in the vicinity of the Viking Corporation sign, 55 year old Socorro Parrilla was also the victim of a hit and run after being struck by the driver of a small vehicle who left the scene of the accident. Mr. Par rilla was also left on the side of the road to die. In these accidents the drivers panicked and left without render ing assistance to the victims. No one sets out to harm anyone with their vehicle but something occurred to cause these tragedies. Police on St. Croix are simply asking you to come forward and tell us what happened. Dont let this linger in your mind, think about the families who deserve closure. Ask yourself one simple question, one you certainly would want to know, Did my family member suffer after being hit by your vehicle, and did you stop to help them? To everyone: too often we see but we dont want to see. These deaths are just two of the many who have lost their lives walking our roads where no one came for ward to say what happened. Over the past several years more than 15 people have lost their lives on our roadways including the Grandmother on her way to clean the church walking with her grandson. involved and stop this callous disregard for human life that is over taking our society. Remember, you can make a difference if you would only tell what you know.A Statement from Assistant Police Commissioner Thomas Hannah on Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Thomas Hannah
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She was blessed to receive the wonderful support and prayers of the caring staff of Continuum Care and her friends on St. John who loved her as well her many friends in Vermont, her home for almost 40 years. She was visited by her daughter Margo and her sister Joanne just before her death. She was at her winter home on St. John at Rainbow Ridge, which she and David had purchased in 2009 from the Politis family with whom they had vacationed for many years beginning in 1982. She and David through their wonderful friend, Teddy Politis, and her par ents made many lasting friendships here. She enjoyed being part of the Unitarian Universal Fellowship of St. John. Born in New Jersey on October 7, 1949, to parents, Charles M. Hall and Margaret Leslie Hall, she grew up in Glen Rock and Wyckoff with her older brother Fred and older sister Joanne. In 1976 with her young daughter, Margo moved to Sharon Vermont. Later divorced, she and Margo lived in Woodstock before moving to Royalton VT to live with David and Zachary. Married to David in 1985, they soon started Standing and barn of their 1857 farm house. Lynne had a keen eye for color and form as well as a green thumb. Together with David they created a cornucopia of gardens and thriving of the premier perennial nurseries grown plants in New England. For 25 years Lynne happily shared her love of beauty and knowledge of plants with the thousands of people who found their way across the White River and up the tree shaded Vermont back road. Lynne attributed her love of plants to her father Charlie who gardened with her growing up. Lynne was a skillful seamstress, a whiz with a sewing machine, needle and thread, or knitting needles. She made clothing for her family as well as sewing for a stuffed toy company and later a soft luggage company. Lynnes artistic talents shown brightly in her painting and watercolors, in particular. Her beach quickies are shown and sold at Bajo el Sol on St. John. She would paint the view from a beach visited that day and send the scene to friends and family as a postcard from St. John. Lynne was also a gourmet cook. She loved to share recipes and cooking tips with friends and family. Lynne and David hosted many pot lucks in Vermont and St. John where her dishes were eagerly consumed. Her heart shaped carrot cake with cream cheese frosting was special. Lynne will be greatly missed by her husband David Brandau, his son Zachary; her daughter Margo Fraker and husband Erik and her grandsons, Charlie and Sam of Seattle, Washington; her mother Margaret Hall of Shelburne, Vermont; her brother Fred Hall and wife Connie of Canmore, Alberta; her sister Joanne Johnston and husband Chris of Marblehead, Massachusetts and nieces and nephews and cousins in Arizona, Maine, Ontario and other states. For questions and condolences please contact David Brandau, 36 Johnson Hill Road, S. Royalton, com Those who wish to make a contribution in Lynnes name may choose from the following: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John, 1-340-7766332, http://uufstjohn.com/ The Nature Conservancy, www.nature. org, 1-800-628-6860. Continuum Care, Inc. 50 Estate Thomas; Suite 211 St. Thomas, VI 00802, www.CCIVI.com The St. John Revolving Loan Fund, PO Box 37, St. John, VI 00831, by check with Lynne Hall in the memo line. A Celebration of Lynnes life will be arranged at later dates on St. John and in Vermont. Cremation arranged by the Davis Funeral Home on St. Thomas.Lynne Margaret Hall Passes A way Obituary Lynne HallSt. John Tradewinds Upon learning of the passing of Victor L. Ebbesen, Sr., former Personnel Director and avid tennis player, Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. expressed his condolences to the entire Ebbesen family. Victor Ebbesen was a family friend, a classmate of my fathers, and an admired and respected public servant. He had a long and illustrious career with the Government of the Virgin Islands, holding the posts of Director of the Division of Personnel from 1959 to 1967 and then heading Maternal and Child Health. Cecile and I extend our sympathies to Mr. Ebbesens children, his sisters and brother, and all other members of the exthe Governor. Death of Victor EbbesenMr. Ebbesen was born, raised and educated on St. Thomas. He graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School in 1944. He later received a Forsythe Scholarship to attend Syracuse University in New York. After his freshman year in college, he was drafted into the U.S. 1955, and then returned to the Virgin Islands and joined government service. Before being deployed, he married his high school sweetheart, Thelma Leona Oliver, the granddaughter of noted educator E. Benjamin Oliver. Their marriage produced three children, Patrice, Jeannette and Victor, Jr. The couple was happily married for 61 years until Mrs. Ebbesens death in 2011. Throughout his life, Mr. Ebbesen was a skilled and passionate tennis player. After his retirement, he spent many hours playing tennis at Cowpet Bay Tennis Courts. He bought the inventory of the pro the Virgin Islands in numerous tournaments. His prominence as a tennis player did not go unnoticed and he was inducted into the AfricanAmerican Ethnic and Caribbean Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. The St. Thomas Racquet Club named its tournament the Vic Ebbesen Tennis Tournament in his honor. Mr. Ebbesen is survived by his three children and their families; his brother Jean and sisters Angel, Leona and Grace; numerous other relatives; many friends and former colleagues; and admirers throughout the community. He passed away on Thursday after a brief ill ness. Mourning Death of Victor EbbesenContinued Above Right Continued from Below Left
about the future of GBS, the commissioner added. of notice about what the next school year will bring to both campuses regarding which classes will be avail able, Frett-Gregory explained. Senate committee members also heard an update on the DOEs long-promised new K through 12 school for St. John at last weeks meeting. A plan to build a new school for St. John students to attend high school on the island has long been discussed. The proposed site of the project is located on land owned by the National Park Service, which is conducting a detailed historical analysis of the site, explained Frett-Gregory. This additional request further delayed the project due to the additional work and funding needed to fulDOE is working with Department of Interior and the lead on the project moving forward, according to Frett-Gregory. DPW is the governing agency for all government capital projects, she said. In this instance, the department provides information needed to develop the plan and scopes of work for the project and continues to work closely with DPW on this matter. ing on the new St. John public elementary and high school later this year, Frett-Gregory added. at the meeting asked the senate committee mem bers to remember their own early education experi ences. I want you to think about your education and where you went to school, said Wellner. You are safe-guarding the island for our children. We want our children to follow in your footsteps. We need more money for St. John schools, especially the arts, Wellner said. And put this on the top of the pile because its important. In attendance at last weeks meeting were Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development chairmen Senators Cole, and members Janette Millin-Young, Tregenza Roach, Judi Buckley, Myron Jackson and a late arriving Nereida OReilly. about 20 minutes they did. They did what I asked, cleaned him up, dressed him, Nainani said. But they were hesitant to admit him, she added. I requested that at the very least they needed to do blood work and a urinalysis and give him an IV to re-hydrate him, said Nainani. I really, really insisted. They said Unless theres a medical reason, we cant admit him, Nainani said. Im not a nurse, but Ive been nani, who insisted Capt. be admitted for the night. Clinic personnel agreed, but told Nainani: youre staying with him, she said. Nevertheless, once Capt. Scott was put in a bed at the clinic, Nainani went home to sleep. The clinic called me at 7 a.m., she said. The morning nurse, Nurse Kelly, was so sweet, such a sweet lady. Miss Harris (in SRMC Exstar of the morning for me, added Nainani, who said that the hospital made a special effort on her request that they admit Capt. Scott. Then we got word he would be admitted to St. Thomas hospital, Nainani said. Thank God in that clinic there were people who cared, Nainani added. Somehow or other God is going to work it out. The Good Samaritan subsequently received word that someone was coming to take Capt. Scott to the states for rehabilitation if the airline would let him on the plane in his current health condition. If this man can get back to the states, in my spiritual experience, there is a way this man can be rehabilitated, Nainani said. People carried him from the bandstand to the Seventh Day Adventist Church the Sunday before to clean him up and dress his sores, she added. There are the homeless there. I cant believe that there arent enough people on the island to help operate a homeless shelter, Nainani said. The Seventh Day Adventists will feed them and clothe them. We will also get people to take care of them, Nainani sat down with Celia Kalousek of St. John Community foundation on February 7 to discuss creating a homeless shelter in Cruz Bay. We want to get a place where these people can come and stay, bed facility where they can be rehabilitated. The best we can do. Local people ask me Who are you to be doing this? I am an advocate, she continued. We need to get these people off the streets. They are people, Nainani said. They are precious in the sight of God. Irish Angel To Organize Shelter for Homeless People 22 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 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 Catholic Church The schedule is as follows: Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. Fridays at 7 p.m. Call 776-6339 for more information. 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 DirectoryContinued from Page 2Few Residents Take Mike at Education Committee MeetingContinued from Page 3St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott DOE Commissioner Donna Frettmeeting.
Europe and in the states, and here serve as a really, really impactful ing a hard time in school; perhaps ing together on a team, or theyre having a hard time learning how to express themselves in a way that could possibly be destructive down moment where youre completely den the light comes on in just one kid. Theyre able to plug in and impact on me personally. To walk away with even just one kid who all always come back time and time to see that moment they have that breakthrough. Donna Drake: seasons doing this show is that something has happened in the sciousness raised in the community by teachers, parents, and the people we lovingly call snowbirds. People are starting to become a together, all styles, and all diver sities. We are all coming together ing it spread out in the community in little ways. People are chipping in, people are caring, teachers are getting excited. Teachers create dents based on the show, and students are talking to their parents. our children. Broadway Comes to St. John will debut with a friends and family night on February 14, when the suggested donation is $20 per per son. The premiere show is set for February 15 at the Westin. Tickets are $200 and include a champagne reception and dinner after the show. For more information, visit www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org. St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 23 Law Enforcement needs your help to solve the following crimes. If you know something, say something, as they cannot control crime without your help. St. John: On Sunday mornsponded to a call of a man lying dead in his apartment in Chocolate Hole. The man, James Jim Malfetti, sustained injuries to his neck area that resulted in his death. A 46 Sanyo TV and a gray iPhone 5S were removed from the residence. Please tell us what you know about this inci dent or of anyone selling a 46 Sanyo TV or a gray iPhone 5S. St. Thomas: On Thursday, January 23rd at 10:30 p.m., 911 dispatchers received calls the Mahogany Estate and Altona residential area. RespondDoyling and Jaquan Murrell lying injured in the area. Murrell and Doyling were leaving the Mahogany Estate area when sevinto their vehicle. Both victims were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. On Friday, January 24, Mr. Doyling died from his gunshots. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at (340) 642-8449, 911, or if you need to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers USVI. Step up and be part of the solution. Continue to help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsSaturday, February 1 11:29 p.m. Disturbance of the peace. Estate Chocolate Hole. 2:16 a.m. Estate Enighed woman present reporting that she was assaulted at Quiet Mon. Aggravated Assault and Battery. Sunday, February 2 7:56 a.m. Citizen called to report a male lying down in Frank Powell Park. Police Assistance. 11:36 a.m. Estate Gifft Hill man present reporting that a man threatened him in church. Disturbance of the Peace. 7:06 p.m. Activated Alarm. Canine Cats and Critters. Monday, February 3 0:22 a.m. Coral Bay man called reporting loud music from Island Blues. Unfounded Distur bance of the Peace. 8:46 a.m. Someone destroyed fence behind Legislature Building in Cruz Bay. Destruction of Property. 9:29 a.m. Sunset Ridge man called to report burglary at storage room. Burglary Third Degree. 12:58 p.m. Estate Gifft Hill resident present reporting an auto collision in area of Gifft Hill. Auto Collision. 4:00 p.m. Akil Felix Gumbs of Calabash Boom under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and simple possession. Bail set at $1,500 by the court. Transferred to Bureau of Corrections. Aggravated Assault. 6:22 p.m. Citizen called to report a male lying down in Frank Powell Park. Police Assistance. 6:45 p.m. Woman called to report a disturbance with a male in the area of Emmaus. Distur bance of the Peace. 8:30 p.m. Woman called requesting police assistance with landlord in Estate Grunwald. Police Assistance. Tuesday, February 4 4:09 p.m. Estate Carolina man called reporting needing assistance with some stray sheep on his property. Police Assistance. 4:55 p.m. Man called reporting being involved in an auto accident in the area of Maho Bay on North Shore Road. Auto accident. 5:15 p.m. Woman called reporting that someone stole her vehicle from the Enighed gravel parking lot. Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. W ednesday, February 5 1:20 p.m. Estate Contant man reported that he lost his wallet at sea. Lost Wallet. 6:13 p.m. Citizen called to area of the barge ramp in Estate Enighed. Disturbance of the Peace. 11:19 p.m. Citizen called to report loud music in the area of Cases by the Sea. Unfounded Loud Music. Thursday, February 6 1;53 a.m. Security from Grande Bay called requesting police assistance with an intoxi cated male. Police Assistance. 10:28 a.m. Woman present reporting that her daughters pictures were on someone elses Facebook page. Police Assistance. 3:01 p.m. Citizen called reporting auto collision in the area of the Enighed barge ramp. Auto Collision. 6:56 p.m. Woman of Coral Bay bar called reporting a male creating a disturbance at restaurant. Police Assistance. 8:19 p.m. Citizen called to report a man fell down the stairs in the area of Motu on Bay Street. Accidental Injury. 8:58 p.m. Citizen called to report a disturbance in progress in the area of Love City Mini Mart. Police Assistance. 10:35 p.m. Citizen called to report loud music coming from Island Blues. Unfounded Disturbance of the Peace. SAFE GUARD YOUR HOME AGAINST BURGLARYCommon sense tips to use everywhere at home and on vacationVIPD Safety TIPS Lock all ground level windows and doors while you are sleeping or when you are away from home. Use a bank safety deposit box for family heirlooms especially gold silver and precious gem stones. Use a timer for your lights and radio so they can come on while you are away. Or leave a light and the radio on when you leave the home. Form a Neighborhood Watch group. For information how, call the VIPD Crime Prevention Unit at 7742211 Making our Community a Safer Place to Live, Work and Play These safety tips are brought to you by the VIPD and the St. John CIT LAND LINE: 911 / POLICE: 340-693-8880 / FIRE 340-776-6333Continued from Page 9 Broadway Instructors Share What They Gain from Broadway Comes to St. John Experience
24 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com 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 340-776-6881FurnitureCarlos Furniture 340-693-0016 Located at Tutu Park Mall on STT Free delivery and setup to St. JohnGreen BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 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 LandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 Real Estate340 Real Estate Company, LLC 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 www.340realestateco.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 www.stjohnvirealestate.com 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 RestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Ocean 362 American Contemporary Cuisine Sunset dining at Gallows Point For reservations, call 340-776-0001 Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory HOOS HOOACROSS 6 Lion group 11 Be in accord (with) 19 Stairway post 20 Eyelid makeup 23 The Piano star big picture? 26 Environs 27 Goaded (on) 28 Clutter 29 Southern beauty 30 Ignited 31 Fetch actor 34 One who designs something 36 Barely obtain, with out 37 certainly will not! 38 Lateral or cycle lead-in League MVP Miguel 42 Warm, as leftovers 60 Mille (Minnesota county) 61 St. Louis landmark 62 Dejected 63 Joan of 64 Timid 66 Lecherous guy 67 To the power 68 Bites lightly 69 Matted earth 70 Enjoy Vail 73 Whodunit cry 74 Greet warmly 78 This outrage! 79 Be on TV 80 Many an heir 81 Very old Olds 82 Domini 87 Belgian river to the North Sea 88 Be livid 90 Gillette tools 93 Indigo, e.g. 97 Mimicker 98 Starbucks orders gossip columnist 108 Teapot part 109 The Simpsons merchant 110 Phony name 111 I you so! 112 Parts of hulls Sports 114 Hockey face-off spot 118 Shin-covering footwear 120 Singer Della 121 Fabric unit 122 First lady after Eleanor 123 Fees 124 Was over DOWN 2 Illinois city 3 Little birds with big eyes 4 Oscar Hoya 6 Connect to get power 7 Like some pheasants and ducks 10 Slip up 11 Gem seller 12 From Erin 13 Tries to buy at auction 14 Fat foot spec 17 Family name in wine 18 Lustrous 22 Hack 24 Main female characters 28 Does some modifying 32 Depression president 33 Noble 40 Like some kitschy yellow phones 41 Pumps (up) 44 Joyful feelings diagnostically 47 Know-it-alls 48 Big name in French 49 Precise 70 Vocalized for the doc 72 Perturbs 89 Rubs out 91 Unlucky 92 Chafes at 94 Nevertheless 96 Observe 99 Coral colonists 100 Gave lip to 101 Fight against 102 Soaked up some rays 103 Sack (footbag brand) 104 Kagan of justice 106 Outmoded 107 Pitted scars 112 Lotto relative 113 Early garden 116 On an ad basis
St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 25 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. 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 For Rent *3 ACRES* Adjacent to National Park, Gentle grade, easy build. Convenient beach access. Call Peter at John Foster Real Estate 340-513-1850 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. John Foster Real Estate Real Estate APTS FOR SALE: Two apartments in compound located in Cruz Bay Valley. 340-776-3455 SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Two bedroom house, one bath, large deck, washer, Coral Bay $1800 Two bedroom, two bath, for rent. A/C, fans, tile throughout, front door parking, microwave/gas cooking, fridge, W/D, 30 mile views, very quiet, pets. $1,500/mo. Annual lease. 561-602-9484 For Sale: Tradewinds BuildingThree Story Masonry Building on South Shore Road 100 feet frontage on South Shore Road .411 acres total 75-year land lease Email: TWBuilding@Earthlink.net EXPERIENCED MAINTENANCE PERSON needed for busy real estate company. Some after-hours work. Car essential, references required. Email resume or call St. John Properties, 304-693-8485 for interview. 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 BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?CALL: 340-776-6496 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgGET RESULTS!Credit Cards Accepted Tutor Available 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 READING SPECIALIST AND TUTOR WITH 10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. 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. Danette Plagge 690-8301 or EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL, OFFICE OR STORAGE340-776-6455 Commercial/Ofce COMMERCIAL/ RETAIL SPACE available for rent, located on Centerline Road, Bordeaux Mountain, Call 1.480.626.7571 for further information. Employment Storage ROOMS FOR RENT: Cruz Bay, furnished rooms available. Walk or drive. Long/Short Term. 340-227-8377 for Price FOR SALE BY OWNER Giveaway $695,000, turnkey condition, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cement, beautiful and views of Coral Bay and BVIs. Price. (508) 939-1414
26 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 O: 340-776-6666 F: 340-693-8499 www.Islandiarealestate.com | www.Seaglassproperties.comCalabash Boom | $675,000 2 bedroom | 3 bath 1,497 sqft Unicorn by the Sea | $1,595,000 3bedroom | 4 bathroom 3,150 sqft Sea Palms | $1,679,00 3 bedroom | 3.5 bath 2,200 sqft Serving St. John for over 40 years Coyaba | $3,875,000 4 bedroom | 3 bath 4,812 sqft Adventure Villa | $775,000 4 bedroom | 3 bath 4,100 sqft Chocolate Hole Dome | $1,925,000 3 bedroom | 2 bath 2,500 sqft Turtle Haven | $349,000 1 bedroom | 1 bath 950 sqft 4 bedroom | 3 bath 4,812 sqft NEW NEW Pebble Cottage | $500,000 4 bedroom | 3 bath 2,665 sqft Limin Time | $1,249,000 2 bedroom | 2 bath 2,430 sqft Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w c a r i b b e a n v i l l a c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O Exceptional St. John Villa Offered Through Debbie Hayes E XCLU SIVE REAL EST A TE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEBBIE HAYES, GRILICENSED U.S VIRGIN IS L ANDS REA L ESTATE BROKER/ OWNER Ofce: 340 714 5808Cell: 340 642 5995DH@DH. www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com I C B r Br V I f r nf t t r Eb V R. O .M DebbieHayes-TW CasaBueno 11.26.2012.indd 1 11/30/12 2:37 PM $1.550M
St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 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 54 YEA R S! INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM CORAL COTTAGE This cute 3 bdrm Caribbean cottage sits on the hill side above Coral Bay with views from Virgin Gorda to Jost. Decks make it a perfect short term rental, on paved road minutes from town. COQUI COTTAGE Caribbean cute and ready to be loved! Studio layout with king bed in a solid masonry building makes a great start on this .5 acre lot. ROTUNDA A private, gated estate in Upper Peter Bay bordering pristine VI National Park. 5 bdrm/5.5 bth villa w/ lavish outdoor bar, in nity edge pool, sen sational views across St. Johns North Shore to the BVIs. Beaches minutes away! VI FRIENDSHIP VILLA Cliff side along the waters edge of Great Cruz Bay. 6 bdrm suites, exercise room, game room & private sandy beach. This villa offers high quality waterfront living w/ luxurious amenities & view of your boat in the harbor below! CINNAMON BAY ESTATE borders Ntnl Park in Catherineberg, private, gated setting, 3 bdrms, 23 ft wall of glass & outstanding views. Spacious living areas, wrap around decks, expansive sundeck, large pool, elevated spa & covered dining. PETER BAY GATEHOUSE an ex quisite 2 bedroom villa on large lot in Peter Bay Estates has great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans avail able for expansion. Incredible Value! STONE POST COTTAGE Caribbean charm on a 1.5 ac. lot of lush tropical gardens in Chocolate Hole. 3bdrm/3bth main house, stone guest house, & a small island cottage. Spacious deck wraps around 55x15 lap pool, spa and gazebo. ENIGHED BREEZES has designer air, great views, minutes from town! 3 bdrm main home plus 2 apts. 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Com pleted is a masonary 2x1 apartment and a detached 1x1 wood cottage. FISCH BAY 2X2 This charming well built home has many unique tile details and is sur rounded by lots of fruit trees. Solar panels net metered for low electric bills. YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Excep tional BVI views from nearly acre, 2 home property on lower Bordeaux. Large cottage with kitchen & living room area, bdrm, bth, sleep loft & wraparound porch. Second cottage is roomy ef ciency with full kitch en, bath & lovely front view porch. Live in one & rent the other! 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 $42,000 LAVENDER HILL Luxurious 1 bedroom unit adjacent to pool with 2 decks. Walk to beach and town. Handsomely furnished, immaculately maintained, excellent rental man -agement. $499,000 MLS 12-249$2,395,000 MLS 13-499 $7,485,000 VIDEO MLS 12-424 $3,599,000 MLS 11-186 $1,295,000 VIDEO MLS 13-432 $995,000 MLS 13-470 $1,450,000 MLS 14-60 $790,000 MLS 12-139 $372,500 MLS 13-498 $599,000 MLS 14-25 NEW LISTING GALLOWS POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 WATERFRONT MLS 11-187 $1,950,000 MLS 13-7 VIDEO VIDEO PETIT TRESOR (a small treasure) at Cruz Bay Villas is a charming onebdrm condo w/ a romantic view over the pool & across Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas. Pool with wrap around deck and great sunset views! $325,000 MLS 13-86 $659,500 MLS 14-20 $615,000 MLS 13-346 $745,000 MLS 13-129 PRICE REDUCED! $4,599,000 MLS 13-512 VIDEO 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 $ 144,000 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 $ 42,000 HH-TW 2.10.2014 A.indd 1 2/7/14 9:58 AM Elaine Campbell Named to Whos Who in the W orldSt. John Tradewinds Fred Marks, Editor-in-Chief of Marquis Whos Who Publica tions, announced in January 2014 that Dr. Elaine Campbell of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and St. John, USVI, has been named for inclu sion in the 32nd edition of Whos Who in the World (2015). Marks also announes her for inclusion in the forthcoming Whos Who in America. Her decades of academic achievement as a teach er, writer, and administrator have been cited previously in the British Worlds Whos Who of Women as well as in Whos Who in American Education, Whos Who of American Women, and Whos Who in the East. Campbell retired from the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2001 where she taught in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. In 1995 John Wiley & Sons published her widely used Resource Book for Engineers and Scientists. This book became a standard aide for international scientists and engineers, especially those in the Far East, writing in English as a second language. After receiving her Ph.D. from Brandeis University, Campbell was employed by The MITRE Corporation, an FFRDC (federally funded research and development center), where she became director of MITREs educational program in its 63 domestic and overseas sites. She conducted analyses for technical and staff educational needs at the sites and taught a number of the courses developed, traveling to California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, New Jersey, and Heidelberg, Germany, as examples. She subsequently served as educational consultant to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in Washington, DC. Moving into academia, Campbell taught at Regis College and Boston University before her appointment to MIT. Inspired by her residencies in the Caribbean, she wrote and co-edited The Whistling Bird, an anthology of writing by Caribbean women. She and French scholar Pierrette Frickey traveled up and down the Caribbean collecting and evaluating creative writing from the French, British, Spanish, and Dutch islands. The collection even contains poetry in Papiamentu, the popular language of Curacao and the Dutch islands. The Whistling Bird was originally published in London, Jamaica, and the United States, and the academic publishing house of Lynne Rienner Associates announces that it has just inaugurated a new printing of The Whistling Bird. After retirement from academia, Campbell lectured aboard Caribbean-based cruise lines including Celebrity, Cunard, Seaborne, Crystal, and Silver Seas. She developed a series of lectures about Tropical Fruits, Flowers, Spices, and Foods. Her husband, John, photographed and prepared the slides illustrating the lectures. ademic careers, Campbell and her husband are able to spend more time at their home in St. John. Always concerned about the suffering of homeless companion animals, she joined the re-organization efforts for the Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John and has served on the Board of Directors for numerous years. She is also an Honorary Board member for the Pampered Paws Sanctuary in Farmington, New Hampshire. Campbells family interest in animal welfare is evidenced by her two veterinarian daughters: Rebecca in Manhattan, NYC, and Sabrina in Lee, New Hampshire. Daughter Jennifer is also in the healing arts, working as a home health aide for elderly and disabled men and women. Campbells oldest grandson, William, has served as a summer intern at the ACC shelter for the past three summers and plans to return again this summer to help care for the shelters cats and dogs. Grandchil dren Grace and Grant help care for their horses who have just moved into their family-built barn, while Rebeccas son Rowan is perfecting his skills at playing the cello. The Campbells now spend at least half of each year at their home in Chocolate Hole, St. John. John, an early President of the St. John Historical Society, and Elaine now simply enjoy their friendships on the island, attending full moon par ties, Bajo el Sol gallery openings, Elaine Esterns delightful weekly cocktail parties, and ACCs spectacular fundraisers. Dr. Elaine Campbell
28 St. John Tradewinds, February 10-16, 2014 St. John School Choirs 2:30 pm 3:00 pm Childrens Art ShowThe Marketplace, 2nd Floor