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TN SEE PAGE 3 LETTERS: PAGES 18-20Other Persons of Interest in Malfetti Stabbing Death, Investigator Says Story inside on Page 4February 24-March 2, 2014 Copyright 2014 Self Government and Environment Are Top Concerns for Residents at CBCC MeetingPage 5 More Government Ofcials Support Dr. Boyd Richards in Land DisputeMany commissioners duck meeting called by DPNRPage 9St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Caribbean Ritual Dancers Entertain AudienceThe Caribbean Ritual Dancers, under the direction of Diana Brown, entertained the crowd in Franklin Powell Park with festive costumes and Bamboula dancing from West Africa FULL STORY AND ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON PAGES 3 AND 27. John Garrison Brings VINP Gift of Marsh Familys Estate Maho Bay LandPage 7 Marine Industry Businessmen See Threat of Lionshto Ecology, EconomyPage 6
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The historic ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Mill will transform into a living cultural classroom for students from across St. John and St. Thomas next week as the 23rd Annual V.I. Folklife Festival gets underway Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This years theme, Our Culture Our Future will offer an examination of Afro-Caribbean history in the Virgin Islands with a focus on native arts and crafts, explained Friends of V.I. National Park Development Director Karen Vahling. This years theme, Our Culture, Our Future, was inspired by the planned activities for the festival which will look at the history of the Afro-Caribbean in the Virgin Islands and the similarity to other islands in the West Indies, said Vahling. The focus is on learning native arts, crafts, stories and dance that paint a rich cultural history. We hope people will connect this cultural history experience to the importance of preserving our island culture into the future. It also is ingrained in the cultural resources of VI National Park and our island history, Vahling said. Friends of VINP partner with V.I. National Park History Month as part of the groups mission to preserve both natural and cultural resources, Vahling explained. Friends continues to support the Folklife Festival as part of our mission of protection and preser vation of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park, and promoting the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure; especial ly among children, hundreds of which come to the Folklife Festival each year, she said. In addition to taking part in interactive demonstra tions like dumb bread preparation, students this year will also be giving presentations of their own, Vahling added. It is our hope that school children will both learn and pass on cultural heritage to their peers through their presentations during the Folklife Festival, said the Friends of VINP Development Director. The two-day fair will transport one back in time with traditional food, drinks, art, music and more. The day will feature traditional music from Quelbe to Calypso, as well as the beloved scratch band Smalls and the Music Makers. Students will have the chance to learn hands-on from some of the most talented local crafts people at the 23rd Annual Folklife Festival. Avelino Samuel will be giving wood-turning demonstrations while students will learn how to make dumb bread with showing off the traditional skill of seine net making. Edmond Roberts will be on hand sharing his broom making skills, Elizabeth Aubain will demonstrate traditional weaving techniques and Donald Christopher drumming by Isborne Fredricks, traditional baking by Grewndolyn Douglas and weaving and traditional food preparation by Jane Johannes. In addition to the demonstrators, several culture bearers will be making presentations during the festival as well, Vahling explained. ited to, Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, historian and folklorist; Mr. Glen Kwabena Davis, folklorist and Mr. Eddie New this year, festival organizers are bringing in two featured basket weavers from St. Croix, Vahling added. from St. Croix, both in their 70s and passing on precious cultural knowledge and history, she said. Dont miss the chance to hear, smell, touch and taste the history of the Virgin Islands at the 23rd Annual Folklife Festival on Thursday and Friday, February 27, and 28, at the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins. The festival will run each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 2 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 27, at 8:30 a.m. Meet at Skinny Legs at 7:30 a.m. for a pancake to pick up all the trash along the shoreline, mangroves and roads. tainer & sunscreen. Public Works and the Waste Management Authority are working also supporting the clean-up, with garbage bags and water for the volunteers. valuable junk stored anywhere along the shoreline remove The VI Audubon Society will offer a wide variety of plants and to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at The Marketplace, second level parking lot. Money raised is used to sponsor programs for school children and to continue efforts to, preserve, restore and enhance the wilddesignated Wildlife & Marine Sanctuary. 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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 Coral Bay Cleanup Set for February 27 28th Annual GHS Auction March 8Gifft Hill School is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Gifft 23rd Annual Folklife Festival Puts the Focus on Our Culture Our Future Feb. 27 and 28 General Meeting for Veterans Feb. 26There will be a general meeting for all veterans of the armed ments and other veteran issues and concerns.Civil Rights Night at GHS on Feb. 26Join the Gifft Hill Schools National Honor Society at The Fight The night will feature performances by Gifft Hill School stumasagali Primary School. Pats, Johnny cakes, drinks and cookies will be for sale from IGLA Seminar February 27 at GHS Join the Island Green Living Association for its monthly Green Hill Schools Upper Campus atrium. Local architect and IGLA board member Doug White will present a discussion on sustainable forestry and the use of naturally termite-resistant tropical hardwoods in construction on St. John. White will share the merits of using this type of wood as an alternative to CCA pressure treated lumber, which is treated with a product containing 34 percent arsenic, a known human carcinogen. All are welcome to attend.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John Arts Festival founder Frank Langley kept his long tradi Powell Park to life with songs, full days of events last week. I keep doing it because we need it, Langley said. about the 14th Annual St. John Arts Festival which ran from Saturday, FebruThe festival kicked off on SatChildrens Day, which featured the talented Love City Pan Dragons, impressive Love City Leapers and more. The display of young talent was a thrill, especially since the St. Croix Agriculture Fair, which draws a huge crowd, was hosted the same weekend, Langley explained. Despite fears that we would lose children at the last minute days events exceeded all expecta tions thanks to the solid support of Elaine Penn, Dionne Wells, and Patrice Harley, said Langley. Small was good for the Pan the arranger/instructors, Shomari Dyer and Ikema Dyer, they put on ing for more children to continue to this important island tradition. Childrens Day also featured performances by Julius E. Sprauve School and one impressive Gifft Hill School student, Langley added. The childrens choir of Julius E. Sprauve School, directed by their teacher Daniella Greenaway, lifted the hearts of everyone with a full program of songs they had learned over the time Ms. Greenaway had tutored them, said the Arts Festival founder. As such it was sadly a farewell concert due to Ms. Greenaways departure from JESS for health reasons. Gifft Hill Schools contribu tion was limited to one student, Allegra Muilenburg, due to the Pied Piper effect of St. Croix, but remarkably her solo song Colors of the Wind was enthralling and the audience loved it, said Langley. A dazzling performance by Love City Leapers and artwork by Gifft Hill School students rounded out Childrens Day at the St. John Arts Festival this year. The variety of school events was also astounding, and Ms. Harleys Love City Leapers did tricks which were unusual to say the least, such as two ropes rotated youth synchronizing gymnastics within the two ropes, said Langley. As the opening program of the festival, it could not have been better. Checking out the childrens art Marketplace was also a delight, he said. Rosemary Richards of Gifft Hill School used the empty store windows to make a highly visible art show which ran for the whole week. What a dull world it would be without children. Powell Park brought a languid day of faith-based music, Langley explained. Sunday afternoon was a typical lazy day in the park with a Sunday concert of the choirs of St. John Lutheran and Methodist churches, he said. Their hymns were soothing and consoling, with the singers dressed in their best Sunday dress. All was well in an otherwise crazy world. The afternoon also featured a dance performance of traditional steps, Langley added. To cap it off, the Heritage Quadrille Dancers from St. Thomas brought a wonderful sense of the way things used to be with har monious music just loud enough to accompany the dancers who, with their colorful costumes and orderly movement, perfectly complimented such a sunny afternoon in the park, he said. So much so, that the audience joined in. Presidents Day, Monday, February 17, was a holiday in the territory and the St. John Arts Festival brought a carnival-like atmosphere to Frank Powell Park, according to Langley. Monday afternoon was a carnival of music and dance through the ages, starting with an intriguing solo dance by Marcella Kelshall, and then early percussion music from the Echo People followed Quelbe tunes and songs, he said. The highlight of the day and the festival was the Caribbean Ritual Dancers from St. Thomas, under from West Africa. Members of the audience were also invited to join the dancers and they did. Much to the delight of the children in the big audience, were the towering Mocko Jumbies with their beautiful multi-colored costumes literally walking with mem bers of the audience under their legs, said Langley. The Mocko Jumbies were actually children dressed up as such, but it was not obvious. The fun continued on Tuesday St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 3 Thursday, Feb. 27thCaribbean Ritual Dancers, Childrens Choirs Highlight 14th Annual Arts Festival Continued on Page 27INDEXAsk the Auto Doctor ............16 Business Directory ..............22 Church Directory .................24 Crime Stoppers ...................23 Cryptoquip ...........................21 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................23 St. John Tradewinds afternoon, February 18, when Love Citys own Inner Visions delighted the crowd in the park, Langley added. Inner Visions has never ceased to be the best you will ever hear, he said.
By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds One month after a young New Jersey man was found murdered in his south shore apartment, the private investigator working for the mans family has other persons of interest in the investigation of the stabbing death. V.I. Police Department investigators, meanwhile, have been in contact with the family of James Malfetti III in New Jersey, but are still withholding any information on their active investigation. been contacted by VIPD, but there are no new developments by VIPD that we have been made aware of, said Todd Phoenix, a private investigator who is working for the Malfetti family. Malfetti family private investigator William Phoenix has never asserted Malfetti was murdered in a case of mistaken identity, alhe was aware of the island rumor that Malfetti may have been killed after being mistaken for the previous tenant of the apartment he had recently rented,. The former tenant, employed at one of the islands resorts, had been assaulted in an es against at least one person, according to Tradewinds sources who did not have speThe young man has told friends and acquaintances that he was the intended target of the attack on Malfetti, but speaking with him is not a priority for Phoenix. We have other persons of interest, private investigator Phoenix told Tradewinds in an e-mail on Friday, February 21. W as Stolen T elevision Recovered? The private investigator was guarded in his comments or answers to questions from Tradewinds concerning the investigation, including the whereabouts of a large screen television stolen from the apartment during or after the stabbing murder of Malfetti. I will answer what I can while keeping my clients and the investigations best interest in focus, the private investigator e-mailed Tradewinds. That being said, Im not prepared to discuss the television at this time. It had been rumored that VIPD investigators had questioned and released a young neighborhood man with a criminal record for burglary, but a VIPD spokesperson subsequently said investigators had not questioned and released anyone. Prior Assault Down Played Tradewinds has not been able to deter mine if that purportedly related criminal case had been dropped before Malfettis murder; but the familys investigator down played the importance of the incident I dont have the exact dates of his assault but it occurred right in town, close to Rhumb Lines, I think, said Phoenix. The investigator previously worked for the family of Jamie Cockayne, a young Pennsylvania visitor who died from a stab wound suffered when he was attacked in Enighed in June 2007. Three young island men were convicted of involvement in the Cockayne murder after the case received national notoriety through Anderson Cooper of CNN who was contacted by the Cockayne family. Despite calls by New Jersey U.S. Sen. vestigation involvement in the investigation according to Phoenix. limited capacity, said the Malfettis investigator whose Phoenix Investigations is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. will issue statements when they have something to release to the public. of the events leading up to the discovery of curred between the hours of 11 p.m. Friday Tradewinds. residence. They were home at the time the burglary occurred. His car and Jimmy were discovered on Sunday morning, Phoenix continued. There is no evidence to support that the homicide did not occur during the same time frame as the burglary to the Davidsons home. Jimmys car was located on Rendezvous the same day his body was found, January 4 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 BROADWAY COMES TO ST JOHN was a wonderful night of entertainment! HOORAY for HOLLYWOODBECAUSE THE STARS OF HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD THE STUDENTS put their hearts and souls into it! Gifft Hill School: Zoe Bell, Embaye Brathwaite, Sky DAbbraccio, Aidan Emanuelson, Noah Gessner, Naima Krigger, Safa Monsanto, RayNesha Noel Guy H. Benjamin School: Kashan Alomal, Fritz Boynes III, Joshua Germain, KeShame Greer, Kwanye Jarvis, Arthur Lookshin, Kevauna Matthew, Dwayne Morton, Wadari Powell, Elaisha Roberts Julius E. Sprauve School: Enyerson Anicestes Santana, Melvin Burgos, Waldin Gil Perez, Sanijah Gris, KiAndra Hendricks, JeVonte Hodge, Kinae Lindo, Rakhiah McCain, Kingasa McCoy, Kayla Modeste, Kwaniqua Monsanto, Shayne Morris, Kalin Paris, Nekwante Sprauve, JeNique Sylvester, Tashani Williams St. John School of the Arts: LionEss Bruce, Kaitlyn Cummings, Zoya Otto, Tiareh Schaub, Lineek Williams AND IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS BECAUSE OF THE GENEROSITY OF SO MANY OF YOU: Many thanks to our Angel Ticket Holders, Rafe Ticket Buyers, Stand Up for the Arts Pledgers and Friday Night Donors; SJSA brought in over $60,000. Special thanks to the Westin St. John Resort and Villas Mike Ryan, General Manager, Rob Glabach and staff. Many thanks to Mr. Donald Sussman who gave $10,000 toward the Stand Up for the Arts segment. Very special thank you to Ronnie and Pat Lee for hosting the actors at their home. The help from Kazumi Schaub is immeasurable! SJSA AND THE REST OF OUR COMMUNITY ARE BLESSED TO HA V E THE COMMITM ENT TALENTS AND ENERGY FROM THE BROADWAY FI V E (THE ACTORS): Laura Barnao, Donna Drake, Michael Shawn Lewis, Rhonda Miller and John Tartaglia Many thanks to Andrew Barlas, Jeff Crokin and Craig Roub for putting together a wonderful stage. SJSA thanks Baked in the Sun, Da Livio, Ronnies Pizza and Sheilas Pot for donating food for lunch and dinner to our 39 participating students. Thank you to Presentation Services Merral Henry and Kristopher Kachurak for lighting; Carli Powell for sound; Bill Stelzer and Ken Wild for videoing both performances; Yelena Rogers for taking pictures of the red carpet procession and Jaime Elliott as greeter/reporter. SJSA would like to thank you Carli Powell for sound and his many years of commitment to the art school. Many thanks to Alfredos Landscaping, ShNyah Bacon, Lori Barlas, Donald Becker, Bougainvillea Leasing, Eddie Bruce, Trisha Capuano, Cassandra Cantreras, Concert Works, Lani Clark, Crystal Dabbraccio, Pam Deckoff, Luba Dolgopolsky, Ingrid Ellis, Jonny Flood, Rebecca Garcia, Cheryl Gellar, Rich Greengold, Naima Krigger, Suwadee Labelle-Van Brunt, Nadia Leoni, Allegra Muilenburg, Karen Ovcina, Michelle Pappas Andrew Penn and Penns Trucking, Diana Ripley, Julie Roesler, Mike Sorzano, Percy Sprauve, St. John Rescue, Steve-O, St. John Printing and Design Lee Stanciauskas, Patty and Tim Tacquard, Tall Ship Trading, Tradewinds Newspaper MaLinda Nelson, Jaime Elliott and Andrea Milam Thanks to Glazers Premier Distributors, LLC for donating wines and spirits and Cost U Less for donating the soft drinks. S T JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HAS SUCH A DEDICATED BOARD OF D IRECTORS; MANY THANK S TO THEM: Carol Furneaux, Jim Furneaux, Ronnie Jones, Ronnie Lee, Andrew Penn, Mike Ryan, Jessica Schnell, Earl Thomas, Angie Warren, Michael Weinman, Glenda Werbel, Harvey Werbel Of course without the schools willingness and outstanding support, none of this would be possible. Thank you to Gifft Hill School: Beth Knight, Head of School; 4th grade teacher: Laura Dunlap and Sean DAbbraccio Guy H. Benjamin School: Brenda Dalmida, Principal; 4th grade teacher: Mary Burks Julius E. Sprauve School: Dionne Wells, Principal; 4th grade teacher: Noellise Powell Empowering the children of St. John through the arts Other Persons of Interest in Malfetti Stabbing Death, Investigator Says
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The need for more self-governance on St. John and the importance of protecting the fragile eco-system of taken from a recently released American Institute of ing last week. A seven-member Sustainable Design Assessment eco-tourism experts, a community development specialist and a marine scientist, spent three days touring report, which includes a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis and outlines potenwebsite at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org or last May, said one East End resident. The need for more self-government and having more autonomous control were the most important areas. The report, packed with recommendations for green infrastructure, ideas for creating open space and recreation and exciting experiential tourism opportunities, was somewhat overwhelming, according to some residents at last weeks meeting. There was so much to digest, said Steve Hendren of Sunny Rock Construction. The report is huge and it touches on a lot of different things. Some of the which still needs a lot of work. Following some of the SDATs recommendations dent. I agree the report was overwhelming; some of it sounds like it could take decades, he said. We cant even clean our own culverts on Centerline Road. Maybe we should clean our house before we build a new one. While discussing the issues is great, nothing can really be done without the ability to make decisions meeting. Self-governance is really important, said the resident. If we cant make decisions nothing will get done the way we want it to. Thats the most important thing, self-governance. St. John used to be its own district and needs to be that again, according to Norm Gledhill. St. John cant get anywhere because we dont have any representation, said Gledhill. We used to be our own district with our own senator and we need St. John Tradewinds, Self Government and Environment Are Top Concerns for Residents at Coral Bay Community Council Visioning Meeting St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Happy Holidays! Continued on Page 21S END LETTERS G U EST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds derwater tours in waters around St. John for years, is ecology and economy and killing some of the fanci Cummings doesnt like to admit it, but in the past year he estimates he has killed almost 300 of the ists but in the wild have expanded their range into the Caribbean and are taking over the reef habitat. I dont like to kill things, Cummings said. I see this as a threat to my livelihood and the reefs. In local waters the threat primarily comes from pterois volitans Atlantic and Caribbean waters around Florida some2008. Voracious feeders on juvenile algae-eating reef species that will affect global diversity, according to the Snuba business owner. They eat the algae eaters, the grazers, Cummings explained to a heavily-attended meeting of the his presentation with a photograph of more than 20 juvenile grunts taken from the stomach of one 12-inch killing the coral. every four days and up to 2 million eggs per year, he added. We dont know whats going on with the eggs, Cummings admitted. As a monetary thing, it will affect us all, Cumming warned ominously. This will cause divers to choose other Caribbean locations. If you have a business this will affect you, The biggest problem appears to be that local said, although there are reports that grouper are eating said. Here they are just a bully on the playground. In a politically correct move, local Caribbean pants have discontinued an early practice of feeding St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 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 for precancerous or unidentified skin lesionsFeb. 20th March 31st, 2014 Two Locations! Red Hook and Yacht Haven Call 340-775-2303 to make an appointment James Pace Clayton, MD GREEN THURSDAYS Sustainably harvested hardwood vs. Pressure treated lumber www.iglavi.orgFebruary 27, 5:30 p.m. GHS Upper Campus atrium St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Frank Tulloch Continued on Page 16
By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds John Garrison, wrapped up the deliv St. John Virgin Islands National Park with marking the transfer of the former Marsh Trust for Public Land to the V.I. National Park. director of the Friends of the V.I. National the TPLs purchase of the pristine property and its subsequent transfer to the U.S. government for inclusion in the National Park Services V.I. National Park after he left St. John to join the nationally-recognized nonStarting with a morning boat ride from and government dignitaries complete with to the top of the, Garrison literally threw a party for friends of Friends on St. John to mark the transfer of the property. Even V.I. Delegate to Congress Dr. Donna Christensen took off her shoes for the boat ride and dinghy landing although when sure she would take the guided hike to the top of the Marsh property which provides a major link between the V.I. National Parks holdings on the north and south shore of the St. John. Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis lead a V.I. government contingent including St. John Administrator Leona Smith who joined the In a short ceremony at the pavilion before the luncheon, Garrison joined with about thirty dignitaries, members of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park and visitors to celebrate the largest addition to the St. John park since it was established by Laurance Rockefeller. Now the park is a continuous property, Garrison said. Garrison, whose wife Ginger worked for an unpaid director. was a very, very informal organization, entirely volunteer, according to Friends exec utive director Joe Kessler, who moved to St. John with his wife Christina and succeeded his long-time friend Garrison in 2001. staff to raise more funds to support the VINP archaeology program which has made the mooring program which Kessler has nurtured and expanded to enable the VINP to be anchorless. Garrison didnt forget St. John after for Public Lands where he lead the organiza tions negotiations with the heirs of the Estate of Harvey Monroe Marsh, who died in eleven grandchildren. In his presentation at the Maho Pavilion, Garrison thanked the heirs of the Marsh family who sold most of their historic family property to the trust for Public Land in lieu of selling it to developers. One heir to the estate, retired Califor nia physician Dr. Alva Marsh, retained his share, which includes the ruins of the brick plantation building on the west end of the Garrison. Dr. Marsh is restoring the property as a private residence. We would like to acquire that property also, Garrison said. Even though hes not going to develop it. Having completed the Maho transfer to the VINP, Garrison is now eying retirement from the Trust for Public Lands in June. Ill always have a connection to St. John, Garrison said.St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 7 Garrison Brings V.I. National Park Gift of Marsh Familys Estate Maho Bay LandSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Steve Simonsen (L to R): 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 WE HAVE FISH ISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-626-9685 e: email@example.com We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA
8 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources hopDr. Richards now is waiting for V.I. Attorney General Vincent Frazer to direct the V.I. Police Department to stop further construction on the project on her family property Ironically, many of the agency and department heads of Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commisthe developers of the South Shore Road gas station. attended the meeting, which had been called by government to make any decisions until the were prodded by VIPD Commissioner Rodney Querrard, according to Dr. Richards. The commissioner of DPNR did not come; Commisment; Public Works Assistant Commissioner Aubain did come, Dr. Richards told Tradewinds. meeting with Dr. Richards openly wondered why there was any question about the ownership of the property since the familys ownership of the property by moving government property and a wastewater pumping station from the contested property, Dr. Richards said. A native St. Johnian and retired U.S. Army attorney, Dr. neighboring Estate Sans Souci and Guinea Ghutt, encom the Westin Resort. after Dr. Richards went public in Tradewinds with her land was part of the extensive south shore estate of Richards bated. The gas station has no warranty deed, Dr. Richards asserted. DPNR cannot give you any permit until you own the land. Even the government has to have a lease or owner ship or right of use to do a government project, added Dr. Richards who reiterated that the family was not interested in selling the property on which the gas station is being built. Its not for sale, Dr. Richards said of the contested par cel which is now split by a towering concrete retaining wall supporting the excavation for the roadside service station on the steep hill. Dr. Richards has objected to DPNR permitting the continued construction of the service station on the road side parcel excavated out of her familys hillside property extending along South Shore Road from near the top of Jacobs Ladder that Dr. Richards has established was probated in her late fathers estate and never sold or leased to anyone else by the family. VIPD Commissioner Asks for AG Ruling The dispute has lead to clashes between Dr. Richards and the developer of the service station resulting in police involvement and formal complaints which V.I. Police Department Commissioner Rodney Querrard insisted at the February 18 meeting that V.I. Attorney General Vincent to take care of this 23 months ago, Dr. Richards told Tradewinds. through it all over again. Dr. Richards said. contested property and his departments previous removal of trash collection bins and a wastewater pumping station the developer of the massive service station project permission to build, according to Dr. Richards. They have not given the new director of permits for Tradewinds after the meeting. That forced the Attorney The government has already moved millions of dollars crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Many commissioners duck meeting called by DPNRMore Government Ofcials Support Dr. Boyd Richards in Land DisputeSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat along South Shore Road, left, from the construction of the service station on the land Continued on Page 23
St. John Tradewinds, Donation to Friends Means New Signs for VINPSt. John Tradewinds More than 70 signs that were degraded and damaged are now being replaced, thanks to some very special supporters of Friends of VI National Park: Paul the project happen, and sign installation is underway. Installations will begin with 12 signs at Cinnamon even the main visitor center and pavillion in Cruz come, improving interpretation of our parks resources. The signs range in size from small foliage identi The Andersons have been coming to St. John for 22 years and have watched their children grow and learn in VI National Park. Now that theyve retired, they have been looking for ways to give back and nurture understanding of the park for future genera tions. With cutbacks in federal funding and ranger staff, the Andersons saw the signs as being an important source of visitor information that should be well-maintained and preserved. This project is a great start to overall plans Friends has to help the park improve park signage and inter pretation. Further to these signs will be other new pation era and the history of cattle use. Friends is also working towards developing a downloadable mobile application with detailed park information for smart phones. If you have an interest in supporting these projects or any of Friends 23 programs and projects, contact friendsvinp. For more information on Friends visit: www.friendsvinp.org 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 ~ 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 (L to R): donor Paul Anderson, Ranger Paul Thomas, donor Estate Maho Bay House Renovations Continue bulding was the home life. His son, Dr. Alva residence.St. John Tradewinds News Photo
10 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 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) Road Repairs ContinueSt. John drivers have been rebuild retaining walls underneath the deteriorating roadbed of Centerline during renovations thanks to the solar Reverend Allen Wells will be the guest speaker at the next Universalist Fellowship of St. John service on Sunday, March 2, at 10 a.m., Gifft Hill School, Lower Campus Great Room. This weeks topic is Turning from Fear to Courage. Wells currently serves the Morristown Unitarian Universalist private, mindfulness based psychotherapy practice in Morristown. Child care is provided during service. Earth-centered Buddhist Rev. Allen Wells Is Next UUF Guest Speaker UVI Scholarship Deadline Is March 1March 1 is the deadline for both current and prospective UVI students to submit applications for UVI Scholarships for the 2014Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Applications can also be SJCFs 25th Anniversary Community Impact Work Session and Dinner Meeting Set for March 18munity Impact Work Session and dinner meeting will be Tuesday, Collaborative engagement on the communitys new resource aggressive multimedia campaign. If you have not registered your CBCC Wants Residents To Complete Water SurveyATTENTION CORAL BA Y RESIDENTS: Please go online at: https://www.surveymonkey. and water usage and your septic tank/wastewater systems will help choose the activities and direcunder the USDA grant for water resources planimportant information to tell us what you want and
St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 11 St. John Tradewinds The Traveling Trinidad Char lie Hot Sauce Show came to Cruz V.I. National Park annual seminar series on Thursday, February 20 at the St. John School of the Arts. Renowned for tours of the lush tropical grounds of his Guinea Ghutt compound, Trinidad Charlie didnt have his usual plethora of spices, pots and pans, peppers and other produce in his simple home kitchen to use as props, so he brought a medley of his hot pepper sauces and tales of his childhood on Trinidad to regale the dozen visitors and members of Friends. Maybe Ill give them the growing up in Trinidad story to start, the St. John hot sauce guru Trinidad Charlie Deyalsingh said to no on in particular as he set up his table of ingredients and bottled hot sauces for a presentation to an avidly waiting group of tourists and snowbirds. ing, the story of Trinidad Charlie took the participants in the Friends of the V.I. National Parks seasonal program of hikes, walks and talks on a magical tour at the St. John School of the Arts on Thursday, February 20. Trinidad Charlie launched into his tales of childhood on his namesake island as he explained the infusion of cultures which he preserves and presents in his renowned hot sauces which have even been the subject of an island song by country and western music star and part-time St. John resident Kenny Chesney. Trinidad Charlie proved Chesneys got nothing on him when it comes to telling a tale and entertaining a crowd.Trinidad Charlie Regales Visitors, Friends with Tales of Childhood and Hot Sauces Congrats T o Broadway Comes T o St. John WinnersSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelean Rogers Paul owner of Island Cork located in Mongoose Junction. Island Cork as a the best selection of wines on St. John, with tastings daily. (340) 228-2090 www.islandcork.com firstname.lastname@example.org within Mongoose Junction Shopping Center in Cruz Bay Uncorked every Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat. 10-5 and Sunday by appointment only.From the uninitiated to those wanting to further their knowledge and experience, Island Cork offers an easy guide through the basics to an exploration of pairings to enhance any occasion. Anyone with an interest in wine will be thrilled at the variety of wine as well as the camaraderie found in the store. Fine Wine Craft Beers Premium Cigars St. John Tradewinds News Photo
12 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 St. John Tradewinds announces the screening of Las at St John School of the Arts, Cruz rector and producer, will be presLas Carpetas, a 2011 documentary, examines a painful chapter in Puerto Ricos history in which secret police, supported those who disagreed with the government. For decades, the colAn entire network was set up so subversives, were denied certain jobs through which they could exalready had jobs were hounded until they resigned and many citizens were forced to emigrate since they known as the carpeteo was declared unconstitutional. It wasnt ed citizens, opening a Pandoras Pupa, Miguel, Ismael and Norma, are ordinary citizens, workers, and heads of household that were per secuted for defending causes that ran counter to the interests of the government. Through their testimony, the documentary exposes the humane side of a political story and the extent of persecution on families, workers, professionals and students. Maite Rivera CarbonelI, the characters talk about their experiences and what they went through, as an example of how many Puer to Ricans endured this persecution and how the agents inquired This documentary not only looks in depth a national situation, but also the humane side, which is universal. It brings forth our rights as thinking persons, our individual and collective rights as people and nation. Its an alert to all to never allow their government to control them. Maite Rivera Carbonell is a renowned Puerto Rican sound editor. She is a two-time winner of the Others by Alejandro Amenbar and Tres Das by Javier Gutir rez. Carbonell is the writer and Final, which has won international awards. She graduated from the International Film and Television she annually works as advisor. SJFS thanks St John Inn for their accommodations donation donation. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at St John 7:30 p.m. There is a suggested doSJFS is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Virgin Island Council on the Arts and St John Community Foundation. For more information contact St. John Film Society at stjviff@ gmail.com.Screen Las Carpetas with Visiting Director and Producer Maite Rivera Carbonell St. John Tradewinds News Photos St. John Tradewinds abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country convened in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of Americas Leadership Forum held February and Convention Center. CADCAs National Leadership Forum is the nations largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 80 training courses to help partici pants learn effective strategies to address drug-related problems in their communities. St. John resident, Angela Coleman, represented Sisterhood Agenduring the four-day event, along with Sisterhood Agenda consultant, Shelley Williams.Angela Coleman Among Community Leaders Participating in CADCAs 2014 National Leadership Forum St. John Tradewinds News PhotoAngela Coleman, above left.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Enjoy a truly luxurious tropical lifestyle as you soak up the gorgeous water views and enjoy the cooling trade winds while lounging pool-side in Enighed Holiday Homes of St. John broker/owner Christie ONeil. This home will appeal to upscale younger buyers who expect stateside amenities in a tropical setting. The home is nestled in a well-established neighborhood next to a newly completed construction only a few minutes from the shopping and nightlife of Cruz The home actually borders the upscale, brand new Sirenusa Condominiums, which are very well utes to town, so it is in a very convenient location. The white sand beaches of the islands north shore are only a short drive away as well, ONeil added. Located on a lushly landscaped quarter of an acre of property with views across Pillsbury Sound to St. suite. The home is currently arranged as a three-bed room, two-bath main home with two studio apart ments on the lower level which are rented to longterm tenants, explained ONeil. someone looking for a turn-key income producing property, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. The upper level main home could be a primary family residence, or it would work well as a short-term rental. Plus there are the two rental apartments on the lower level that bring in over $2,300 a month with annual leases. allows the owner the option to use the home as a largFrom the impressive kitchen boasting stainless steel, professional grade appliances and a wine cooler to the recycled Murano glass tiled pool, Enighed professionally equipped state-of-the-art kitchen, the beautiful tiled pool and the elegant round rock bathtub in the master suite, said ONeil. The open-plan layout leads from the kitchen right into a spacious great room with a beautiful stone wall. slab counters, french doors, a solar water heater and pool pump, native stone details and Energy Star appliances. in closet and a Zen-like master bathroom with twin vanities, a rock soaking spa tub and an elegant stone shower. And dont forget about that comfortable and luxurious outdoor living room nestled next to the refreshing swimming pool, which even boasts a waterfall feature. St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 13 at Enighed Breezes PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION St. John Tradewinds News Photos
14 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 Ceramic Artist Catherine Perry Joins Caribbanese 2 for Final Show of SeasonSt. John Tradewinds An Evening With The Arts on Friday, February 28, is the last event for the season for the Kimpromises to be another night full of wonderful art and moving per formances by St. John School of the Arts staff and students. The Caribbanese 2 subtheme: Exteriors On The Edge of Per fection, again challenges the gallery of artists and SJSA performers to interpret this in their unique ways in the realm of CaribbeanJapanese Fusion in art. events with related themes, it encourages us as artists to delve deeper and more intimately into ters to us as individuals but then lon said. In addition to all the previous artists this season George Hollander, Casey Giakas, Kaye Catherine Perry, an additional ceramic artist will join CaribbaCatherine creates beautiful sconces that light up homes around the island. This is the dbut showI see as a testament to all that we strive for yet is forever illusive, the events subtheme Exteriors: On The Edge of Perfection. For our efforts, one after the other, are hopefully but embers to build our burning. and creators that have inspired me, past and present. To those that I am surrounded by and have been for these Caribbanese Events, its a privilege to
St. John Tradewinds, St. John Tradewinds There are two holidays celebrated in the United Kingdom at the beginning of March. March 1 is St. Davids Day in Wales and Shrove Tuesday is March 4. Lets start with St. Davids Day, the day of celebration of the Patron Saint Davids life and parades and concerts and feast on their traditional foods like Welsh lamb, leeks and the famous Welsh cakes. People also pin daffodils or parts of leeks on to their lapels for the holiday as well. Here are a few recipes in honor of this festive day. Serves 8 1 bulb garlic 3 cloves peeled and crushed, others left whole Zest of 1 lemon 1 Tbsp Olive oil 1 small bunch rosemary, half leaves removed and coarsely chopped, other half in sprigs 3 pounds of potatoes, peeled and halved Salt and pepper For mint sauce: 4 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves 1 tsp sugar 2 pinches salt 1 Tbsp hot water 3 Tbsp wine vinegar Preheat oven to 400F and place a roasting dish for the potatoes on the bottom. Mix the crushed garlic, chopped rosemary, lemon zest and olive oil together in a bowl and set aside. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and rub the dry marinade all roasting potato dish. Put potatoes in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, drain and scuff the edges. Add the rosemary sprigs and whole garlic, season with salt and pepper and drizzle over some olive oil. Put potatoes on the roasting dish and the lamb on top so you get all the yummy juices. For mint sauce, mix chopped mint, sugar, salt, hot water and wine vinegar. pink or 1 hour and a 30 minutes for more well done meat. Take the lamb out of the oven, wrap in foil roasted potatoes and mint sauce, along with a vegetable of your choice. OVEN BAKED LEEK AND BACON RISOTTO Serves 4 This is a one pot risotto dish, which is lovely as a simple supper dish with a garden salad. 1 Tbsp olive oil sliced 1 1/4 C arborio rice 3 C hot chicken or vegetable stock 1/2 C frozen peas 3 Tbsp soft cheese of choice Zest of one lemon Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. Pour oil into an ovenproof casserole dish. Add the bacon and fry for 2 minutes. Add the leeks and cook until soft, but not browned, minute. Pour in the stock. Cover and place in the oven for 20 be sure to pull it out and stir half way through cooking. When the rice is just tender and all liquid is absorbed, remove from oven and stir in peas. Return to oven for 2 more minutes. Remove and stir in cheese. Add lemon zest, season with salt and pepper and serve. WELSH CAKES These cakes are as old as the hills and sweet simregular cupboard ingredients and enjoy warm with butter, jam or even whipped cream. Children enjoy making these too. 1 stick butter, diced. 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C currants or sultanas 1 egg beaten with a drop of milk Add sugar and currants and mix again. Add the egg to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a 3 or 4 inch round cutter, cut the dough. Heat a griddle or frying pan and melt a little butter. Wipe out excess butter and cook the cakes in hot pan for two minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove, dust with sugar and serve warm. This is a little drink layered in a small shot glass. Slowly pour each liquor into the glass over the back of a spoon. Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesup the rich foods in their home before fasting for the 40 days of Lent. Pancake races are held in villages and towns where you run down the street with a frying pan, tossing the pancake as you go. A little 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. March Holidays Focus on Leeks and Welsh Cakesby Mares Crane Continued on Page 21
St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 by Jack Brown Ask the Auto Doctor Check Engine Light in federal park waters, Cummings told his audience. for the reef to reabsorb. CORE Coordinates Response While environmentalists and scientist study the phenomenon which is threatening the entire Caribbean, Cummings and others in the USVI marine industry have joined and including marine industry members and the public in efforts to control the prolifera Every day people see this as a threat to the reef and they respond to it, Cummings said of the local program which distributes divers and snorkelers to use to mark a sighting before they call or e-mail the sighing to a hot line which coordinates a response by divers. Try and triangulate the location, he reminded his audience. The better informa tion you give us, the better chance we have We share information, Cummings said gram and CORE. succinctly of the program which covers all three U.S. Virgin Islands. In the last year myself. Local waters are going through a wave added. Although Cummings said the group is getting a lot of calls from Maho in the shallows, the invasion is more noticeable on reefs at greater depths can be found at We know what habitat they like they like ledges, just like lobsters, Cummings not going to see them in the shallows, not they congregate there, said Cummings displaying a map of the waters around St. John showing hot spots and ticking off includ ing: out 100s in the mangrove roots you cant get at them, thats where they go. I think they move if they are threat stupid; they move out into deeper water to avoid being harassed. Once you scare them they are 10 times harder to catch, Cummings added. Science Supports Culling Audubon audience. Weve singled out ar ter of go get em. If you have a well-organized response, you can mitigate the damage, Cummings added. Weve systematically repeated dives in these areas to keep the populations low, cantly in areas of attention. Were not paying a bounty, Cummings added. Although I would like to see that. relying instead on special points on Hawaiian slings, hand-held spears propelled by a heavy rubber band. Cummings said as he demonstrated the use of a sling. by the Friends of the V.I. National Park and cooperates with the National Park Service. The organization offers a seven-step diver training program for participants in the removal dives, response dives, educational charter boat program and the distribution of nies. Cummings can be reached at Snuba of contacted through stjohnoutreach@corevi. org.St. John Tradewinds Q: and my check engine light came on a few days ago and my friend told me its probably something minor and I should just ignore it. What does that light mean and can I really ignore it without doing any A: OK, youre driving along and suddenly a yellow light illuminates on your dash telling you to check or service your engine. If youre like most car owners, you have little idea about what that light is trying to tell you or exactly what you should do. Some vehicles also have a Maintenance Required light that will come on periodically. This light is set to go off at factory preset mileages as a reminder to get your car ser viced. Its just a service reminder and not to be confused with your check engine light which is more serious and needs your immediate attention. Call it the most misunderstood and ignored indicator light on your instrument panel. The check engine light can mean many differ ent things, from a loose gas cap to a serious engine or transmission problem. If the check engine light illuminates, it will either blink or remain constant, depending on the severity of the problem.. A blinking light indicates a severe problem and you should pull over and shut the car off immediately before any damage to the engine or transmission occures. If the light is steady, the problem is most likely not an emergency, but you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible with your mechanic to have it checked out. Ignore the warning, and you could end up damaging expensive components and costing you a lot of money that could have been avoided. The risk is that if you dont get the check engine light to come on and ignore it then the light stays on constantly. So a relatively minor problem may be keeping the light on so if, or when, a more serious problem occurs youll never know because the light, that youve been ignoring, is already on. If you want to try and diagnose the malfunction yourself, you can buy a scan tool at most auto parts stores. Prices range from about ing on the model and the features. The tools come with instructions on how to hook them up and read the codes. Unless you have a good knowledge of automotive diagnostics, and how the actual codes translate, youre probably better off taking the vehicle to a professional. It could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in the end. I hope this helps and my advise is, always have whatever engine light to come on repaired to get the light to go out so youll know if and when a serious problem happens. Photo Courtesy of Frank TullochFrank CummingsContinued on Page 6
St. John Tradewinds Jasmine Campbell, the U.S. Virgin Islands sole athlete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia described attending the Olympics as the most amazing experience of her young life. The 22-year-old skier was born on St. John and moved to Idaho under the encouragement and coaching or her father John Campbell, who represented Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. Jasmine has been in Russia for two weeks preparing for her races in Giant Slalom and Slalom. She shared her feelings about the Slalom race and about her Olympic experience in this interview. Q: A: The racing was just as intense as it was in the GS, but I felt more collected, focused, and excited than I did in the GS. Ive never really enjoyed it. I thought I would be tired, but it was nothing a strong cup of nighttime coffee couldnt cure. Q: Were conditions better than at the GiA: The conditions were incomparable. In the GS I was wishing for windshield wiper blades attached to my goggles, but today the rain had ceased by the time the race began. Really it was lucky it was scheduled so late in the day. Q: What was the feeling like at this secA: I was positively stoked for the slalom. This was my last race in Sochi and I just wanted to make the best of it, try my hardest, and try to make those supporting me proud. I loved that the hill was so steep and challenging Ive never skied anything so steep and icy in my life. I had a great time Q: How would you compare your expeA: I would say that I felt much more at ease going into the slalom since I already knew how to handle the pressure after completing the GS. During the GS I was just trying to acclimate myself to my surroundcourse and hill. For the slalom I had more of a nothing to lose attitude. I just wanted to fortunately Ive skied much better GS that what I was able to demonstrate in the race, but under the circumstances Im proud of both runs. Im also pleased with my slalom performance since I was able to ski the hill with aggression and not fear. I put my best ski boot forward and was able to make the Q: How do you feel about your Olympic A: I feel like this has been arguably the most amazing experience of my life. I came here in pursuit of one of my passions, and I believe that following where your pasway to live. It didnt really matter to me that I wasnt a medal contender because that is not the only thing the Olympics is about. Its about generating international camaraderie, awareness, and understanding of cultural difference. Ive learned a lot from my time here and the journey that led to this moment. Im a better, stronger, more capable person because of it. Im so blessed to be here and so grateful for those whove supported me throughout this process, Im positively overcome with gratitude for this amazing opportunity Ive been given. It truly is the highest honor that has ever been bestowed upon me. 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, February 24-March 2, 2014 17 Olympics Were Most Amazing Experience for U.S.V.I. Athlete Jasmine Campbell ORIGINAL LISTING COURTESY OF RICH GREENGOLD The live music scene on St. John is bigger and music this good in their stateside cities. homes, cars and rentals. SUNDAYS MONDAYS TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS NO
18 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 22 NEXT DEADLINE:THURSDAY, FEB. 27th2013-TO-DATE 2014-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsWell, to change our little world we must vote in a woman at the next election. We have more women voters in the Virgin Islands than men. So women, lets get off the pot and make a move. The men can help too. The men have been in power for many years and we all can see the results thats gotten us. There are many leaders around the world today who are women; so lets change the good islands. Also, there is a group in the islands that are looking for funding to improve the slowness in Washington. As we are all aware, the donkeys on St. John are all Democrats. If we can just get them to Washington, this could be a great help to the country. Have a good day, T o Change the WorldSt. John is an island in the Caribbean, the same as St. Thomas and St. Croix and all the Down Islands. St. Thomas has a cricket team coached by the St. Thomas Cricket Association. St. Croix has a team as well, coached by a similar organization on that island. 20-year-olds, from Jamaica and Trinidad, became good enough to be picked by the West Indies Cricket Team to play against England, and, because of their fast spin-bowling, the West InTo celebrate their victory, a special Calypso was composed and sang entitled Cricket Lovely Cricket. The West Indian Cricket team travels the world to play against other countries like India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, England, etc., but a St. John team could start with playing St. Thomas and Tortola and then the Down Islands. There most likely are at least two lads in St. John schools who, with coaching and enthusiasm, could well become West Indies team players, or at least tops for inter-island matches. St. John has many older cricketers who could coach the youth of St. John if they would like to play the game and excel at it. Cricket Anyone? reefs recently removed a boat preventing any damage A small group of local business owners have removed the recently grounded boat from Johnsons coral. The group moved and secured the vessel until they could raise the funds to remove it completely. They checked it regularly to ensure it did not move while it waited for a more permanent solution. There were several large corals and a wonderful seagrass bed in the area. These people took it upon themselves to ensure the boat did not damage the resources. Protectors of the Reefs Remove Sunken Vessel Correction:R&I Patton donated a stunning platinum and emerald necklace Gifft Hill Schools 28th Annual Auction on Saturday, March 8, at auction portion of the event and one must be present to win. The article Gifft Hill Schools 20th Annual Auction Set for March St. John Tradewinds wrongly stated the gemstones in the necklace. Team.
St. John Tradewinds, Letters To St. John TradewindsThe most recent slap in the face to the tourism industry in the US Virgin Islands is the inane edict that villa owners are to pay $10 for the privilege of ever, villa owners will not be allowed to stand on or near the dock and will not be allowed to park their vehicles anywhere near the dock. So it seems that another government job will be created for a relative of paid for by the taxpayer and collecting cash from villa greeters. Hopefully, I have misunderstood this proclamation because it sounds a bit illegal to me. Some villa owners are being charged per pick up, some are being charged once, and some are not being charged. dock, there is no charge at the airport, at Red Hook, or at the downtown ferry. Once again St John is being treated like the red headed step child of the Virgin Islands. Do the people at the Port Authority realize how miss the water till the well run dry. We, on St John, realize that although St. Johnians provide a substantial amount of revenue to the Ter ritory, we receive the dregs from our government In the past the dock area has been overrun by taxi cabs, the police have been less than courteous to our visitors, and now the rate of $4 per bag on the ferry. What more can be done to discourage people from er place an ad in stateside newspaper telling people who wish to visit St John to just send money and stay form a committee to devise more ways of making it The Port Authority has, obviously, not put much thought or research into this ridiculous plan. We, at Star Villas, have advised all our guests to rent a vehicle on St Thomas and bring it over on the barge. Of course this hurts the St Thomas taxi drivers, the ferry companies, the St John Car Rental compa nies, and the St John Taxi drivers. In addition, if villa companies are not allowed to pick up their guests at the dock, how do we accom to dropping off guests, picking up our high school students from ST Thomas, or to picking up friends or family members who are returning from a day of The Governor is an intelligent man. I cant believe that he would endorse such a destructive idea. Bob Malacarne Villa Owner Questions Fee for Picking Up Guests at DockMy business, has been doing surveying and engiing for Federal and local Governments, Agencies and other Professionals and the Private Sector. providing services to our clients is the dysfunction with in the various Government Agencies that we have had to work with. In the past we have had to needlessly spend days trying to get P&P to approve an invoice for our fee or for the work done by a contractor who is doing work on a project that we are managing. This delay in payment greatly increased the cost to the VI Government because we all have to charge extra in our billing to be able to stay in business while we are waiting for payment. This problem has been almost eliminated by the current staff at P&P who have been much improved under the current Commissioner, but there are services to various Departments because of the difWe have also spent countless hours trying to get permits secured from DPNR because of lack of knowledge and lack of interest of the employees in that department. The permitting and inspection process at it is now is doing serious damage to our environment. It is well known that if you want quick approval on a permit the solution is to hire an employee of DPNR to do your design. Many of the employees of DPNR have active engineering and design practices that they are spending most of their day doing rather than their job at the Government, and their plans get approved immediately. I am sure that you are very familiar with the process of getting a vehicle registration quickly without having to get an inspection and it really does not cost that much more and it can save you a day of standing This problem is endemic in the government work force. Departments are totally dependent on the skills of the appointed Commissioner because of the lack of training, motivation, and clear concise job descriptions for government employees. Many of the jobs that are being done by Public Employees are done by individuals with no training and no clear description of what they are supposed to be doing and their supervisors do not have the knowledge, ability or desire to correct the problem. If a Department is lucky enough to have a Commissioner functions that are being done today are processes adapted to the current age. We Can Have Functioning Government Continued on Next Page
20 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient There will be a general meeting for all veterans of the armed forces living on the island of St. John on Wednesday, Administrator located at the should bring documents. The The National Honor Society will sponsor a Fight for Civil Rights Night on WednesUpper Campus atrium. is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, at 8:30 a.m. Meet at Skinny Legs at 7:30 a.m. for a pancake breakfast provided by then its off to pick up all the trash along the shoreline, mangroves and roads. Join Island Green Living Association for its monthly Green Thursdays seminar on p.m. at Gifft Hill Schools Upper Campus atrium. The 23rd Annual Folklife Festival will be February 27 and February 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins. The VI Audubon Society will offer a wide variety of plants and trees for the groups to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at The Marketplace, 2nd level. Reverend Allen Wells will be the guest speaker at the Universalist Fellowship of St. John service on Sunday, March 2, at 10 a.m., Gifft Hill School, Lower Campus Great Room. The 28th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be on Saturday, March 8, at Caneel more details. The American Cancer territory at The Emmaus Morafundraiser, and proceeds will be used for cancer advocacy, prevention and education throughout the district. For more infor The St. John Communi sary Community Impact Work Session and dinner meeting will be Tuesday, March 18, at ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. for almost twenty years and it has gone from a place where you could get anything processed if you paid a little extra fee, and could not get anything processed if you didnt, to one that is beginning to function a lot better. There is still a huge problem in spite of the efforts of the current supervision and that is the lack of training of employees and the lack of understanding by most employees of what their job is. Various regulations that may have been appropriate when they the system has not changed because of the lack of training and leadership given the employees. Individuals transfer into or are given jobs because of friendships that they cannot possibly perform because they do not have the skills to preform them and there is not any way in the Virgin Islands that they can learn them. Mr. Mills recently had a meeting with all the inter ested Surveyors in the Territory to discuss improve ments that might be made in the registration of survey plans. It is the territory surveyors responsibility to approve all survey plans for recording. This is the only place that I have ever heard of that the government provides this service, and even here the Public Surveyor has no responsibility for the Recorded Sur vey it is still the legal responsibility of the ProfesProfessional Registration practices this was probably a good idea in the past. Even today a parcel can be subdivided into three parcels without any planning agency approval, which makes the Public Surveyor the review process to verify that the created lots comply with VI Codes. The problem is systemic and the only way that this can be corrected is that if we are lucky enough to get Commissioners and Supervisors that have diverse knowledge and management skills not gener ally found in the system today. It is up to this body to help solve this problem by beginning to require that government employees do their job. They have to be trained to do their job and they have to be continually trained. There has to be a complete job description developed for each position in Government Service and there has to be a very serious review of the actual work that is being performed. I many cases we have political appointees that are placed in positions that they cannot or do not have the desire to perform, but they remain there until they eithe system. Hearing like this can be very productive but if you are interested in correcting the problems, costs, and effects of Public Service in the Government you will stop being sugar daddies to government employees, you will have to set up systems with in the government that begin to solve this problem. Most effective organizations that I have encountered have Monday Morning, training sessions for the whole staff. Discustowards becoming an service provider as opposed to a government that is a detriment to the well-being of the community. In the past the Senate itself as enacted laws that are a problem to the well being of the community. Granting the Taxi Association exclusive rights to the Airport encourages the gouging and rudeness to the people that come here to provide our income. Granting approval of illegal apartments encourages everyone to ignore the permitting process, zoning laws and Life Safety Codes. Not to mention the lack of concern it shows for the function of the regulatory depart ments involved. We can have a functioning Government but it will take more from you than just having Public Hearings. Thank you very much and as the Political Campaigns start to intensify I hope to hear answers to some of these problems from you. I know things are are getting a lot better and I thank all of you for helping. Schools are better, police is better, many departments are doing a lot better. It is time for the leaders in the derful community to work with and all of us would like your help in making it better. A kid at the Winter Olympics, many kids at the summer Olympics, some go to International Chest Tournaments, National kids are doing pretty well, lets take care of the rest of them by starting to function as a great community. Greg Miller BGM Engineers & Surveyors, LLC Continued from Previous Page Letters To St. John TradewindsWe Can Have Functioning Government
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Allow the batter to chill for about 20 minutes. Heat frying pan over medium heat and add about 2 Tbsp of batter. Ladle it in, then swirl around immediately so base is evenly coated. When the pancake over and allow to cook on other side for a few seconds. Slide onto a plate and stack between sheets of wax paper. Can be cooked, stored in a freezer bag between sheets of waxed paper and frozen. P ANCAKES WITH PROSCUITTO, ASPARAGUS AND HOLLANDAISE SAUCE Serves 4 8 slices proscuitto 3 egg yolks 2 sticks butter 1/2 lemon juice Salt and pepper Make the pancakes from previous recipe. For hollandaise sauce, whisk together the egg yolks with 1 Tbsp water in a double broiler with simmering water underneath, but not touching, the top of the pan. Melt the butter separately and add in a steady stream, whisking conheat and break the sauce. Take off heat and season with lemon juice and salt and pepper. Keep warm. in salted water. Drain, refresh in ice water and pat dry. Assemble by placing a slice of proscuitto on top of a pancake, then arrange three asparagus spears on top. Roll up and place into a lightly buttered baking dish. Repeat with remaining pancakes, proscuitto and asparagus. for about 20 minutes, until just beginning to crisp at the edges. Top with hollandaise sauce along the length of each pancake and serve. Makes a great supper dish. SPINACH AND MUSHROOM CREPES Serves 2 1 Tbsp olive oil Pat of butter 1 small onion, peeled and chopped Handful of mushrooms, sliced Salt and pepper 1 bag of baby spinach Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 Tbsp creme fraiche Chopped parsley and chives Make batter for pancakes and set aside. Heat oil in frying pan with butter and saute onion and mushrooms until softened. Season well and add baby spinach. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. In another pan, heat a little oil and pour over a ladle of batter. Swirl lightly browned. While crepe is still in the pan, spread half of the creme fraiche over, scatter half of the mushroom and spinach mixture and sprinkle with herbs, leav ing space for folding. Fold the and transfer to a serving plate. Repeat process with a second pancake. Serve with a few salad leaves and a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese. that again. Until we can get our own district I dont think we can move very far or very fast. The very real risk of destroying what brings people to the island the natural environment was the most important part of the SDAT report, according to Dr. Iris Kern. The most important part of the report for me was the emphasis on the fragility of the ecosystem and the need to be sensitive to the environment, said Kern. There is a very real danger of destroying the thing that brought us all here. ciples behind a construction company exploring the worked along with the SDAT members throughout their workshop last May, he explained. I appreciate their effort and they offered some and extremely valuable work has been done. dale for details of his marina planned for the Island ready received $1 million in federal funding. We are exploring the process of bringing a marina to St. John and we are working with the permit ate time, at their protocol, there will be ample time for public meetings and public comment. The developer who has been photographed ing Governor John deJongh, who even mentioned Territory Address declined to comment on a potential start date for his planned marina. when asked the earliest date construction would begin on his planned marina. I would like to know. Its hard to say. While it remains unclear what the future of Coral plained former Senator Almando Rocky Liburd. said. There are lots of young kids growing up here and they want opportunities. Thats society, people come in and people grow up and places change; thats how it works. to have a say in what that future looks like, according to several attendees at last weeks meeting. The group agreed to convene again next month, on min School, to work on writing a brief, one page Community Vision. For more information about the SDAT report Self Government, Environment Top Concerns at CBCC MeetingContinued from Page 5
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St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 23 St. John Tradewinds Crime prevention is up to all of us, and thanks to you, the community, we are seeing a reduction in crime. Please continue to speak up so the USVI becomes one of the safest places in the world to live, work, and raise a family. If you know something, say something. Make sure no crime goes unsolved. VIPD continues to seek the commu nitys assistance in solving the homicide of James Jim Malfetti, who was found dead in his aparttell us what you know about this murder, or of anyOn Wednesday, February 12th at of his residence in the area of Estate Elizabeth. The man stated that the robber took $3,000 in cash from his pocket and then shot him in his lower body. Help police identify and arrest the shooter. up and be part of the solution by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www. CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222methods will keep you anonymous. The minimum of property recovered. Our maximum reward is Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin Islands 1:11 p.m. Woman called requesting assistance with some individuals in the area of the alley in Enighed. Police Assistance. 4:40 p.m. Man called to report an auto collision on Centerline Road in Canines, Cats and Critters. Activated Alarm. 7:33 p.m. Woman called to report that her landlord changed the locks on her door. Landlord/tenant dispute. 7:40 p.m. Man present reporting an auto collision in Enighed in the area of the Fire Station. Auto Collision. Canines, Cats and Critters. Activated Alarm. present reporting a police cruiser was struck while parked in front of the Leander Jurgen Command. Auto Collision. that his daughters apartment was broken into while she was sleeping inn the area 11:17 a.m. Man present reporting his parked vehicle was struck while in his yard in Contant. Auto Collision. ing that her parked vehicle was struck in sion. parking lot. Auto Collision. activated alarm at National Park, Cruz 11:44 p.m. Citizen called to report of the Peace. 8:20 a.m. Woman present reporting an auto collision on Friday, February 14, at the Marketplace parking lot. Auto Collision. 1:20 p.m. Man called to report a disturbance with a man on board a vessel in the area of the Customs dock. Disturbance of the Peace. auto collision on South Shore Road in the area of Jacobs Ladder. Auto Collision. goose Junction to report someone smoking outside his business. Police Assistance. 11:22 p.m. Activated alarm at Ronnies Pizza. Activated Alarm. Disturbance of the Peace. ent reporting that he was threatened by a man who was told not to return to the bar. Disturbance of the Peace, Threats. Junction called to report people smoking in the area. Police Assistance. auto accident at the Lumberyard. Auto Collision. that she was involved in an auto accident. Auto Collision. to report that a male has been putting no parking signs on vehicles in the area of the bridge in Pastory. Police Assistance. 8:21 a.m. Woman of Susannaberg present reporting that she was threatened by a male while on the bus. Disturbance of the Peace, Threats. 2:14 p.m. Enighed woman called to report she needed a male removed from the Marketplace property. Police Assistance. ent reporting that a male pulled a gun on him while he was in the Pine Peace area. 7:21 p.m. Man called reporting that he was threatened by a male who said he was going to hit him with a rock in his head. Disturbance of the Peace, Threats. a male screaming and making loud noises in the area of Chocolate Hole. Dispatch requesting police assistance to have a vagrant removed from The 4:24 p.m. Man reported an auto collision in the area of Chocolate Hole. Auto Collision. an assault victim seeking treatment at Myrah Keating. 2:41 p.m. Woman called reporting an auto collision in the area of Mongoose. Auto Collision. present reporting an auto collision in the 7:03 p.m. Woman called reporting an auto collision in the area of Coral 4:40 a.m. Activated alarm at Ronnies Pizza. Activated Alarm. 10:43 a.m. Man called to report a that he and his girlfriend were being threatened by their next door neighbor. Disturbance of the Peace, Threats. 4:34 p.m. Citizen called to report someone shot in the area of Sugar Mill in Susannaberg. Unfounded Suspicious Activity. ent reporting some threatened her by telephone. Telephone Harassment. 10:30 p.m. Citizen called to report bance of the Peace. Discuss and develop an in-depth home safety plan with your family. Maintain high visibility around your home by keeping the exterior well manicured. Cut trees and bushes regularly, especially around doors, windows, parking areas and exterior lights. Your home exterior doors should be solid wood core or metal with high quality locks and hinges. When you are away keep windows tightly closed and curtains or blinds drawn. Consider placing security wire mesh on the interior of windows or security bars on the exterior of your windows.VIPD Safety TIPS Install electric timers on lights throughout the house. Leave a radio or television on at a moderate volume. Turn down your answering machine Have someone pick up mail when you are away from home. Do not post on Face Book when you will be away from home. Install Video surveillance or Alarm Systems Conduct Video inventory of your personal property Consider Car pooling Keep doors locked when you are home or away from home Establish a Neighborhood Crime Watch programYOUR HOME SHOULD APPEAR OCCUPIED AT ALL TIMES! In an emergency always call 911 Continued from Page 8worth of construction from the same property, Dr. Richards said. It station. St. John Tradewinds reported February 17 that V.I. Probate Judge Marie Cabret had also reiterated that she had probated the property in contention for the Estate of Dr. Richards late father, Edward Power what is now the Westin Resort. Judge Cabret has recused herself from Dr. Richards legal action, Nadal Salem Race Track Gas is now awaiting reassignment to another judge. Judge Validates Claim Judge Mackay, however, did provide Atty. Richards with some additional legal validation of her claim of ownership of the parcel involved in her legal action against the development which abuts her family property, an Action for a Temporary Restraining Order, Injunctive Relief, Declaratory Judgment and Damages, Reversion Trespass and Damages, Civil No. ST-13-INJ-0000001. the undersigned hereby RECUSES herself from the matter to avoid the appearance of impropriety as while in private practice she Judge McKay wrote in her recusal order. the aforesaid parcel appears to be the precise parcel that MoniMackay wrote in the order to recuse herself. Dr. Richard was called to the February 18 meeting and told she could bring whomever she wants to the meeting. Although she said she wanted to bring her pastor and a Tradewinds reporter, it was not clear whether Dr. Richards said. The Attorney General heard us all and hes going to give us a written report, Dr. Richards said.
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Huge areas the size of Manhattan island were melting and causing torrents of water emptying into the Arctic Seas. This has been going on for several years and coinciden tally with the sharp increase in CO2 emissions and industrial particulates discovered in arctic ice core-samples taken over the past years. Sambacombo, featuring Rich hibition of Caribbean Foods, Arts and Crafts in both Frank Powell Park and the adjacent small park outside of the The exhibition was also a success, despite the continuing poor economy, said Langley. The new Caribbean-style booths with their thatched umbrellas and Madras-skirted tables added a fresh, tropical touch to the beautifully landscaped park. Visitors arriving from the U.S. and elsewhere on the ferry dock were welcomed with a delightful scene which was completely Caribbean in the park, booths, exhibits, dress and decor. Prizes were awarded to the best traditionally-dressed exhibitors, with 1st Prize to Dalhia Smith, and two 2nd Morton, according to Langley, who is Annual St. John Arts Festival next year. The whole festival proved to be so very worthwhile based on the unsolicited praises received from locals and visitors and we now look forward to next years events, said Langley.St. John Tradewinds and more. Caribbean Ritual Dancers, Childrens Choirs Highlight 14th Annual Arts Festival Continued from Page 3
28 St. John Tradewinds, February 24-March 2, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Despite the downpour which drenched 1,101 runners and walkers in the 18th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Road Race on Saturday morning, February 22, Jessica Rice smashed the decade-old Female Course Record by more than a minute. runners lined up at the start line outside the V.I. on Saturday morning. Although the sun made an back heavy by about mile one for the fastest of runners. In the face of those soggy conditions, 38-yearous course record was set by Letitia Dusich of St. Croix in 2004. Perennial 8 Tuff Miles female winner Ruth Ann David, 40, of St. Thomas was the second female isher was 22-year-old Emily Engelhoff Whalen of Asheville, NC. On the mens side 30-year-old Rick Pahl of seconds, which was set last year by David Riddle of Cincinnati, OH. The second place mens runner was Marc Teisseconds. For complete results check out ww.8tuffmiles. com. Congratulations to all runners and walkers who completed the 18th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Road