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St. Patricks Day Parade PhotosPage 27St. John Public Schools Meet AYP Goals as DOE Mulls Future of Guy BenjaminPage 4 Continued on Page 3 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: email@example.com Web: www.pguinsurance.com (340) 776-6403 Residents Urge DPNR Do Not Approve East Bay Beach DevelopementBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Calling the project Sirenusa East and questioning everything from environmental impacts to electrical capacity, residents overwhelmingly urged Department of Planning and Natural Resources Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning Director Stuart Smith to not approve a Group Dwelling Permit for East Bay Holding L.L.C. at a public hearing on Tuesday evening, March 11. About 65 residents a dozen of whom wore Tshirts emblazoned with the message Do Not ApSchool for last weeks meeting and posed numer ous concerns about the proposed project. March 17-23, 2014 Copyright 2014 Malfetti Murder Investigation Continues as Investigators Re-Examine Victims JeepPage 9 V.I. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge by Two Convicted in Cockayne DeathPage 5VIPA Appears To Put Hold on Rental Villa Greeters FeePage 6St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott St. John resident Brummell Germain, center, speaks out against the East Bay Beach Development at the publiic hearing on Tuesday evening, March 11, in Coral Bay. Police Have No New Information on Visiting Womans DeathPage 7
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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As residents heard more details of a proposed 28unit development on the far end of East End, St. John, against the project continues to attract signatures. On Friday morning, March 14, a total of 362 individuals signed the Do Not Approve petition agree ing that the project is out of scale for the island and poses a danger to the very charm that entices visitors to St. John. We, the undersigned, being residents and /or concerned individuals of St. John, Virgin Islands hereby petition DPNR (Department of Planning and Natural Resources) to DO NOT APPROVE development at 6A-1 Estate Hansen Bay and its surroundings for the proposed 28 unit East Bay Beach club on St. John, the petition reads. The rapid development throughout the small island of St. John has surpassed the rate at which our environment, infrastructure, and combasis. We are very concerned and not convinced that the members of East Bay Holding Company, LLC are concerned with keeping the integrity of our small island at large but more concerned with enlarging their bank accounts, according to the petition. We value our island and refuse to let these type developments happen, especially being that the developers are not investing anything back into our community to offset their impact, such as parks, parking, and/or roadway improvement. St. John is unique amongst the other islands and its character is what brings people here, the petition nity feel is lost and replaced by yet another major development then everyone loses; visitors, business operators and residents. Do not approve! Weve drafted this petition to strongly encourage all Virgin Island residents and or concerned individu als to sign the petition and join us in this effort to reasonably guide scalable growth to our community, according to the petition. The website allows signers to leave comments, many of which have lambasted the project. Many of us have grown up on this island we know as our home, our customs, our pride and most impor condos are built, it will be destroyed. St. John has enough condos already, wrote Cathy Hanscom. It is an uncrowded jewel of the Virgin Islands. If you want tourists to continue to come no more monstrosities like Grande Bay and Serenusa. For more information, to sign the petition or leave a comment, go to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ do-not-approve-permits-for-east-bay-holdings-llc. The St. John Community Foundations 25th Anniversary Community Impact Work Session and dinner meeting will be Tuesday, March 18, at the Bethany Moravian Church from 6 to 8 p.m. SJCFs 25th Annual Meeting March 18 V.I. Audubon Societys Beach Picnic and Underwater Cleanup Is March 18 Instead of an evening general meeting in March, the Virgin Islands Audubon Scoeity will have a picnic on the beach Maho Beach on Tuesday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Audubon will supply hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers, chips, plates, plastic ware, napkins, condiments and a few side dishes. Please bring a dish to share and your own drinks, beach chairs, beach blanket, binoculars and snorkel gear. Remember, no glass on the beach. Before lunch, the society do a little birdwatching along the shore with Judy Buchholz and Ranger Laurel Brannick. After we lunch, Dave Spoth will lead a beach and underwater cleanup near the pavilion area. Audubon will supply garbage bags. The Coral Bay Community Council will host a public meet ing on Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 6 at Guy H. Benjamin School. This is the second meeting based on the American Institute of last month, the participants agreed to get together again to to work on writing a brief, one page Community Vision, using the AIA report as a reference. At this meeting, groups to work on summarizing key aspects relating to culture, environment and economic vitality, and public infrastructure. CBCC Hosting Public Meeting Mar. 19 The Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library are sponsoring a cake decorating class at the library on Wednesday, March 19, starting at 3 p.m. Registration is required and there is a $6 fee for supplies. Attendees should bring unfrosted layer cake or cupcakes to class. Call 340-776-6359 or sign up at the library.Cake Decorating Class Set for Mar. 19 CBYCs 18th Flotilla Party March 22On March 22, the Coral Bay Yacht Club is hosting the 18th FloHansens Bay Beach on the East End of St. John (Round Bay). Attendees can sail to the beach party aboard a volunteer sailboat in the morning, for $40 per person, which includes admission. Admission for those who drive there is $20 per person, which includes food consisting of West Indian dishes, hamburgers, hot dogs and salads. All proceeds are used to enhance the education for students at made by check to the Coral Bay Community Council indicating Flotilla in the memo line. Join Coral Bay on March 22nd at this fun Flotilla Beach Party!More Than 300 Residents Sign Online Petition Against East Bay Beach Development St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott T-SHIRTS AND PETITIONS About one dozen of the 65 residents mostly opposed residents of St. John and the East End wore t-shirts expressing their opinions, above. The Government Employees Retirement System will be providing customer service outreach to St. John members on Wednesday, March 19, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Battery in Cruz Bay.GERS St. John Outreach March 19
East Bay Holding Company owner Mark Davies, joined by partner Clark Bottner, requested a Group Dwelling Permit in order to construct the 28-unit East Bay Beach Club on eight acres of land on the East End of St. John. Plans include construction of 16 threebedroom and 12 four-bedroom units, with several one story units along the beach and the remaining two story units on the hillside, a clubhouse and a pool. The property is zoned R-1 (residential-1) and allows for the construction of two units per each half-acre. Davies requested the Group Dwelling Permit in order to cluster the 28 units on one portion of his eight-acre parcel of land. Davies owns a total of about 75 acres on the East End which are divided into 35 different lots of various sizes. In order to access the land, the New Jersey-based developer paid $1 million to the Privateer Bay Home Owners Association and signed an easement agreement that prohibited the construction of commercial and largescale development. The 60-member Privateer Bay Home Owners Association was represented at last weeks meeting by Attorney Ron Pennington of Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP, as well as by numerous residents who spoke on their own behalf as well. The easement did not contem plate a cluster of homes, said Pennington. This will mimic a hotel and condo area which touches on the commercial prohibitions in the easement agreement. East End home owner and green architect Doug White was more blunt in his remarks. greed-driven development led by a proven failed developer, said White. This will become Sirenusa East. sons why DPNR should deny Davies Group Dwelling Permit, citing concerns over the ability of the infrastructure on the island, and especially on the East End to handle this type of project; storm water runoff; lack of retaining walls; and the layout of the development as a hotel-type of project. This development could easily 96 lock-out bedroom units, said White. This is an insult to the history and culture of the East End. Several residents questioned if Centerline Road, already crumbling in several areas, could take the load of so many concrete trucks. Youre going to be bringing all that building material and concrete out there, said Gail George. The trucks are killing our roads. Can Centerline Road bear the project of this size, asked Erin Moon. Just off-shore of the proposed development site, located past Privateer Point at Parcel No. Remainder 6A-1 Estate Hansen Bay at East End Bay, are several healthy plained Philip Stringer. I didnt hear any mention of water off-shore, said Stringer. There are two forms of endangered corals, staghorn and elkhorn, there. The thicket of staghorn coral is the healthiest and largest Ive seen anywhere in the Caribbean. Its a treasure, said Stringer. The projects storm-water runSteven Hull. A double silt fence at the limit of the disturbed area seems ludicrous, said Hull. You cant keep the silt in. This seems like a disaster on a number of front. Residents who live on the East End know full well that it takes a full hour for emergency responders retired EMT Carol Beckowitz. It takes about an hour for the ambulance to get from Cruz Bay to East End and residents who live out there know this, said Beckowitz. With this type of development youre not talking about residents, youre talking about tourists. You are putting their lives at risk. It is irresponsible to subject tourists to that, Beckowitz said. The East Ends fragile roads, limited services and sensitive electrical grid will not be able to withstand a project of this scope, There is not enough power and we only have two dumpsters for the whole of East End, said Swarthly. What will you do with your garbage? What about fuel and diesel for the generators? Swarthly, an East End resident, also offered a few words of advice for Davies. Look before you leap, said pensive place to build in all of the Virgin Islands is the East End. Its almost guaranteed that youre going to run out of money. The cost to the island will be plained Delroy Ital Anthony. We are losing our nature and our plants, said Anthony. You start bringing in the bulldozers and youre going to change it. The area proposed for development resembles a fairy-tale setting, according to local plant ecologist Gary Ray. This area looks like something out of Grimm Fairy-tales; its a beautiful, beautiful thing, said Ray. For East End resident Eric Zucker, the development is about the future of the quiet island neighborhood. St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 3 Thursday, Mar. 20thThis is a text-book example of greeddriven development led by a proven failed developer, said White. This will become Sirenusa East. Architect Doug White, and East End homeowner Continued on Page 22 Continued from Front PageSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott East Bay Holding Company owners Mark Davies and Clark Bottner discussed their plans for the group dwelling permit to construct the 28-unit East Bay Beach Club at a public meeting at Guy H. Benjamin School in Coral Bay on Tuesday, March 11. Residents Urge DPNR Do Not Approve East Bay Beach DevelopementThis is really about the future; the future of East End, the future of St. John, said Zucker. This is just inappropriate. This is a vision I cannot support. We are talking about the future of our little world out here and this is utterly inappropriate, Zucker said. After hearing from residents, Davies had a chance to answer some of the questions which were posed. 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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds week released the latest Adequate Yearly Progress report for the territory and both St. John public schools celebrated good news. The Guy Benjamin School and Julius E. Sprauve School both met AYP along with 16 other schools across the territory. AYP is based on V.I. Territorial Assess data, which is designed to measure student ing and math. The VITAL-S & A is admin istered in the territory in accordance with federal No Child Left Behind mandates. While JESS did meet AYP standards in for Improvement, as it has been for the past ment. While the news was positive for elemen tary schools with 17 primary schools meet schools which did not meet standards in reading and math. Last weeks AYP report was grim for the territorys middle and high schools. Not one of the middle or junior high schools in the territory met AYP and the only public high school in the U.S. Virgin Islands which met AYP was Charlotte Amalie High School. ing professional development as a way to Gregory in a prepared statement. Looking at the released data, it is clear that there have been some gains overall particularly in the area of our elementary schools but we continued to be challenged with our high schools in both the areas of reading and math, according to Frett-Gregorys statement. To address these challeng es, the department, on the state level, has been supporting the districts and schools by providing our educators with the job embed ded professional development they need to really succeed in the classroom. On the district level, our superinten dents and their teams have also been imple menting a number of intervention programs such as online comprehension programs in reading and math for students in need to identify which of those programs work, which ones dont, and which ones can be possible, Frett-Gregory said. Consultants have also been working with our State and tion to provide support to those schools in restructuring. GBS Future in Question The AYP news was announced last week as Coral Bay parents continued questioning DOEs plans for the future of Guy Benjamin School. DOE Superintendent Jeanette SmithBarry met with St. John parents at JESS last week to get feedback on what to do with the small Coral Bay public elementary school. The Coral Bay elementary school, whose students consistently meet AYP standards, has seen steadily declining enrollment, according to a DOE press release. week to receive feedback from parents on the possible placement of Guy Benjamin School students for the upcoming 20142015 school year, given the schools low enrollment numbers and the cost of continu ing to keep the campus running in spite of the small student population, according to a prepared statement by DOE issued after the meeting.4 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 Continued on Page 22St. John Public Schools Meet A YP as DOE Mulls Future of GBS www.igbavi.org www.facebook.com/Island GreenLivingAssociationThe ReSource Depot is located at Git Hill & CenterlineNow open ve days a week! Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. PRESERVE ST. JOHN Help keep our island beautiful by: Shop our wide selection of house wares and building materials, or donate your new or gently used items for a tax credit Dont miss this wonderful evening of art, music and wine!LIVE MUSIC AND NEW ART TRACEY KEATINGLEATHERWORKS JENNIFER ROBINSONWATERCOLORS SETA GRACE FLUTE AND HARPWINE TASTING at ISLAND CORK FRIDAY NIGHT FETE BEST OF BOTH WORLDSMarch 21, 2014 6-9 P.M. Mongoose Junction, St. John St. John Tradewinds News Photo File While parents of island children are working to enroll at least 100 elementary school could be converted to an Early Headstart/Headstart center.The department is looking into the early childhood education concept, and has begun discussions with the Department of Human Services to look into the feasibility of a partnership that could transition Guy Benjamin into an Early Headstart/Headstart facility, serving children from ages zero to 5.
By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds Justices of the Virgin Islands Supreme Court have rejected the latest appeal of two men convicted of assaulting a Pennsylvania man in a 2007 Cruz bay bar Supreme Court Chief Judge Rhys Hodge, along with Associate Justices Maria Cabret and Ive Swan ruled against defendants Anselmo Boston and Kamal Thomas March 10. The two men are serving 12-1/2 year sentences for the beating of James Cockayne in June 2007. Cockayne died from knife wounds minutes after Yard Bar, raced up the road towards an alley near the former Fashion Palace clothing store in ContantEnighed. A third man, Jalil Ward, who was present at the fatal wounds minutes later at the second location. Boston and Thomas were originally charged with murder in the case, but the charges were lowered to assault as the case made its way twice through Superior Court and once through the high court on a related matter. In issuing the March 10 opinion, Chief Justice Hodge addressed defendants claims that they were denied a trial by a fair and impartial jury. The claim was based on an assertion by Thomas that a juror overheard other jurors saying he and Boston killed Cockayne prior to the start of deliberations. That assertion almost derailed the second trial for Thomas and Boston. It became the subject of Oct. 9, 2012, and Nov. 13, 2012, evidentiary hearings. At the outcome the lower court ruled the defendants could not prove that overheard statements by an alternate ous or improper statements. The trial resumed; both men were found guilty of using a dangerous weapon in the commission of a violent crime and simple assault. Thomas was further convicted on two counts of threatening a witness. But the defendants were not through with the legal challenge. They returned to the high court, saying the judge in their trial improperly kept them from questioning the jurors during the 2012 hearings. Lawyers for both sides argued before Hodge, Cabret and Swan with the new legal argument on July 25, 2013. Following a remand from this Court, the Superior Court held a hearing to determine whether the jury that convicted Thomas and Boston considered this misconduct was prejudicial, Hodges wrote in his opinion. Because we defer to the trial courts factual tions, and further conclude that the Superior Courts error in restricting the scope of the hearing was harmThe justices cited the Federal Rules of Evidence, a body of law that dictates how trials and related proceedings are conducted, in making this determi nation. Normally the parties to a hearing would not be allowed to question witnesses appearing an evidentiary hearing, but they said there three important And the circumstances surround Thomas claim them during deliberations, based on the statement of the alternate witness, was one of them. However, the justices said, neither Thomas nor Boston followed through to prove the deliberations themselves were faulty. They also did not have their lawyers challenge statements made at trial, saying Cocayne died on the night they assaulted him. Therefore it would not be considered out of the or dinary for jurors to discuss the possibility that Boston, Thomas or Ward had a hand in the victims death. Jahlil W ard Up for Parole? Jean Cockayne, mother of James, said she has been keeping an eye on the high court proceedings and was thankful for the ruling. I have received and read this last appeal and I am relieved the process for Thomas and Boston is settled. My worry now is I believe Jahlil Ward may be up for parole this spring. As you can imagine this is troubling; the man who was found guilty twice for the murder of our son Jamie may be paroled after only a few years, the victims mother told Tradewinds. Thomas and Boston were also convicted of third degree assault. St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 5 V.I. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge By Two Convicted in Cockayne DeathKamal Thomas Happy Holidays! S END L ETTERS GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES TO: email@example.com Anselmo Boston Jahlil Ward
6 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 VIPA Appears To Put Rental Villa Greeters Fee Collection at Cruz Bay Dock on Hold By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds have no comment on the mysterious collection of fees from villa rental company representatives meeting ar riving clients at the Loredon L. Boynes Dock in Cruz Bay in late 2013 have been discontinued after villa companies questioned the authorization for the fee collection. ers under their control on the heels of taking over conAssociation earlier in 2013. by VIPA when the agency took over the waterfront cials appear to be testing their authority over the three public parking spaces at the head of the ferry dock. fee from villa representatives who parked in the public spaces at the dock to meet guest late last year, according to greeters from several villa companies. Some people got receipts, some didnt, one villa rental representative acknowledged. You cant just charge one you have to charge everyone. Inconsistent Collections Some villa owners are being charged per pick up, some are being charged once, and some are not being charged, Bob Malacarne of Star Villas wrote in a February letter to Tradewinds. Does this sound a little chaotic. Persons purporting to be VIPA employees subsequently sought to collect from villa representatives who had arranged to park at private Cruz Bay parking lots and were meeting arriving guests on foot to direct them to their rental homes or to rental car companies with signs identifying themselves as representatives of villa management companies. There is no charge for picking up visitors from the BVI at the Customs dock; there is no charge at the airport, at Red Hook or at the downtown ferry, Malacarne continued. The Port Authority has, obviously, not put much thought into or research into this ridiculous plan. Airport Car Rentals Recommended Malacarne said villa rental agents are recommend ing customers rent vehicles at the St. Thomas airport and travel to St. John by barge instead of ferry which will impact St. John car rental agencies. St. John Attorney Rafe Muilenberg sent a letter to VIPA Commissioner Carlton Dow and VIPA Chair man Robert OConnor Jr. on behalf of the villa rental companies saying the agency was being discrimina tory in not charging the fee for villa pick-ups on other islands or at other ports. Representatives of villa companies also met with V.I. Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson and VIPA Chairman Robert OConnor Jr. of St. John to for payment of a pick-up fee. The villa management companies simultaneously are trying to negotiate the use of the public parking spaces on Cruz Bay beach adjacent to the Battery, according to one company owner, who acknowledged villa arrivals are mostly between 3 and 6 p.m. and mostly Saturdays. The villa companies also have proposed that they take over the public parking adjacent to the rest rooms near the Battery complete with a tented greeting area, according the long-time villa rental company owner. 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 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat for them to park in the handful of public parking spaces at the Loredon L. Boynes Ferry Dock in Cruz Bay or to meet arriving visitors at the dock.
St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 7 Tsunami Siren Test Mar. 26By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police had no information for the public as of March 14 on their investigation into the death of a Virginia woman who was found dead in her rental villa on March 2. Kimberly Lapsley and her husband Samuel were regular visitors to St. John in recent years and had been celebrating her birthday dur ing their most recent stay. Police released additional information March 11. Police interviewed Lapsleys husband who said he and his wife were on vacation from Virginia and had an argument in the villa where they were staying, according to the initial media report. The husband said after the ar gument he slept outside the rental property in his vehicle, according to the initial VIPD report. enter to the villa but could not gain access and called for assistance to get inside and once inside discovered the unresponsive body of his wife, according to the VIPD report. Detectives investigating the case said March 11 the autopsy has been completed and they were in the Virgin Islands sends and rethe VIPD. Detectives said the case is still under active investigation and they will continue to interview anyone who has any information on the couple. If you have any information call detectives at 714-9834, 7155522, 911 or you can call Crimes Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222TIPS. Police Have No New Info on Womans Villa DeathLapsley died in a rental villa earlier this month. There are class action Settlements involving DRAM, a memory part that is sold by itself or as part of electronic devices such as computers, printers, and video game consoles. The lawsuits claim that the Defendants xed the price of DRAM causing individuals and businesses to pay more for DRAM and DRAM-containing devices. The Defendants deny that they did anything wrong. Who is included in the Settlements?Individuals and businesses that: Purchased DRAM or a device containing DRAM anywhere in the U.S. between 1998 and 2002, For their own use or for resale. Purchases made directly from a DRAM manufacturer are not included (see the list of manufacturers at www.DRAMclaims.com or by calling 1-800-589-1425).What do the Settlements provide?The combined Settlements total $310 million. The amount of money you will receive depends on the type and quantity of electronic devices you purchased and the total number of claims made. Eligible individuals and businesses are expected to get a minimum $10 payment and perhaps much more. Large purchasers could recover many thousands of dollars. How can I get a payment?Claim online or by mail by August 1, 2014. The simple online Claim Form only takes 3-5 minutes for most individuals.What are my rights?Even if you do nothing you will be bound by the Courts decisions. If you want to keep your right to sue the Defendants yourself, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by May 5, 2014. If you stay in the Settlement Class, you may object to the Settlements by May 5, 2014. The Court will hold a hearing on June 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. to consider whether to approve the Settlements and a request for attorneys fees up to 25% of the Settlement Fund, plus reimbursement of costs and expenses. You or your own lawyer may appear and speak at the hearing at your own expense.For More Information:1-800-589-1425 www.DRAMclaims.comText: DRAM to 96000 (You may receive notications via text. Message & Data rates may apply.) If You Bought Computers, Printers, Video Game Consoles,or Other Devices with MemorySimple Online Claim Form Takes 3-5 MinutesState Attorneys General are Participating Get Money from $310 million Settlement St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will conduct a territorywide test of the Tsunami Early Warning System, as part of the annual CARIBE WAVE/ LANTEX 14, a Caribbean and Northwestern Atlantic Tsunami Between 10 and 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, St. Thomas to transmit a tsunami warning message followed by a warning tone. No other messages will follow the tsunami warning alert. VITEMAs objective is to validate that the tsunami warning sirens are operational and can seamlessly activate once triggered in St. Thomas, said Elton Lewis, VITEMA Director. This early warning system is a critical public information tool for notifying coastal communities of an imminent threat of tsunami, especially in instances where there may be little time to act. The test is being action is required on the part of the general public.
8 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 St. John Tradewinds The St. John Historical Society is one step closer to realizing its dream of creating a permanent home thanks to an anonymous $100,000 donation announced at the societys 40th anniversary par ty on Tuesday evening, March 11, at the Battery. News of the donation, which was announced to the crowd of nearly 100 attendees by SJHS President Lonnie Willis, was met with gasps and a round of applause. We know that hard work and dedication are needed to make the Historical Societys plans come alive, and have no doubt that the SJHS board is willing to put forth this effort, Willis read from a letter sent to the society by the anonymous donor. It is a pleasure to provide this donation to an organization whose purpose is to inter pret, preserve, and share the history and heritage of an island we have grown to love. To ensure the societys continued success and improve its ability to share the story of St. John in multiple and memorable ways, it is our hope that this contribution will encourage others in the community to also recognize and support the world-class efforts of this organization and its all-volunteer board. The SJHS announced in April 2013 it had signed a 99-year lease with the St. John Community Foundation for a portion of the foundations parcel at Estate Bellevue. The vision for this home, to be called the St. John Cultural and Historical Resource Center, includes a climate-controlled ar as well as meeting space and room $100,000 Anonymous Gift Brings SJHS Closer To Permanent Home 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) T h e F i ddl e r R e t u r n s M a k i n g u s d a n c e a n d p a r t y f o r y e a r s I s l a n d s L a r g e s t S u p e r B o w l P a r t y ! The Fiddler ReturnsDick Solberg & the Sun Mountain Band Making us dance and party for years!SUNDAY, MA R CH 23R D @ 6P MC oral Bay, St. John / 340-779-4982 located nearby the historic ruins on the estate. The SJHS, working hand in hand with the SJCF, will play a key role in developing and preserving the site and making it available to the public. This incredibly generous anonymous contribution is the impetus that this organization needs to move us forward into phase two of our plans for the St. John Cultural and Historical Resource Center, said Willis. Phase one was imagining, and phase two will be creating. We are so thankful for this contribution, and I hope it will spur others to make similar commitments to our society and to our island. Longtime board member Rafe St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Andrea Milam St. Johnian Eleanor Gibney and Cruz Bay icon Albert Willis, above left, unknown person, Andromeada Childs and Kimberly Boulon, above center, and other visitors and residents gathered around the courtyard of The Battery in Cruz Bay on Tuesday, March Continued on Page 28
St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 9 Malfetti Murder Investigation Continues as Investigators Re-examine Victims JeepBy T om Oat St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Department investi belonging to James Malfetti III who was found dead in his apartcials had nothing to report on their two month old investigation. It was investigators second look at Malfettis vehicle, which had been taken from Malfettis residence sometime during the weekend before his body was discovered on Sunday morning, January 19, and had been abandoned near the south shore vacation home. They only did it because the FBI made them, said one observer who knew Malfetti well. It had already been cleaned after the poThe body of Malfetti. 41, a successful computer entrepreneur from New Jersey and watersports enthusiast who had lived on St. John for several years was found in his apartment in the guest house of a vacation rental home on the south shore of St. John. Malfetti had died from multiple stab wounds to the neck, according to sources. Family Critical of VIPD Investigation Malfettis family have been criticial of the VIPDs handling of the investigation since its earliest stages and hired the same private investigator who assisted the family of Jamie Cockayne, who died in 2007 after being stabbed in a street attack in Cruz Bay following a bar confrontation with several local men. That private investigator and Malfettis family members have charged the VIPD with mishandling their investigation includ ing declaring the wrong date of his death. St. John Deputy Police Chief afternoon, January 19, that police were investigating a suspicious death at an apartment on Boatman Road and// 911 Emergency Dis9:55 a.m. that morning. The Malfetti familys private investigator said Malfetti may have been killed after the attempt ed robbery of the owners of the main house at which his apartment was located in the days before his body was found, sources have told Tradewinds. The owners of the residence had reported a burglary on Satur day morning, January 18, according to the record at the Leander Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay. Police who responded to the burglary report did not check Malfettis apartment at that time because his vehicle was not at the apartment, according to Tradewinds sources. Private Investigator Discounts Rumors Another island rumor questioned whether Malfetti was killed in a case of mistaken identity because the prior tenant of the apartment, who had moved out in late 2013, was claiming he was the intended target of the attack. The private investigator, who gating Malfettis death in January, mistaken identity rumor and said there are other persons of inter est in the case. The private investigator also said he has had limited gators since then. Nothing new at this point, Tradewinds. Still not much (little to none!) communication from VIPD to the Malfettis as far as progress. I would greatly appreciate Tuesday, March 18thAnnual Community Impact Dinner Meeting celebrating 25 years of service FOUNDATION JOHN ST community. 6-8 PM@ Bethany Moravian Church Introducing the St. John Angel Network Volunteers, match your skills & interests to the causes that inspire you! Agencies, help you need! Agencies, post your wishlist and let the Angel Network reach out for support. Donors look here to make a wish come true! You DO have a say in what can and should happen on St. John ... Show up and vote on Speak UpCOMMUNITY FORUM Show Up This is where community needs & come together. Need an Angel? Want to be an Angel? COMMUNITY CALENDAR GIVECOMMUNITY WISH LIST Get InvolvedVOLUNTEER NETWORK RSVP 693-9410 for light dinner OR simply www.stjohncommunityfoundation.org Join us in & community programs. it if you could ask anyone with any information to contact me wrote. Additionally, supporters of the Justice For Jimmy Facebook page recently had bumper stickers made and they are available at var ious locations on St. John. The VIPD has continued to have no comment on any portion of their active investigation into a case which has fueled numer ous rumors on a small island and brought negative national publicity for the island. One U.S. Senator from New Jersey has called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to join the investigation although there is no indication the FBI has played any role in the investigation. The VIPD reported one week after the discovery of Malfettis body that their investigation was continuing. This case was being investigated by the Major Crime Bureau and Intelligence Agents. Forensic technicians collected and are processing evidence. Its an on-going investiga tion, Rames said at that time. There have not been any subsequent reports on the investigation from the VIPD. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 (TIPS) The top law enforcement ofaged anyone with information on the circumstances that led to at 340-715-5506, Major Crimes at 340-642-8449, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Guy H. Benjamin School Registration Monday, Mar. 24Kindergarten registration on St. John is scheduled for Monday, March 24, at Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. Parents are reminded to obtain an immunization blue slip in advance from the clinic.
10 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 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! By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds The best future use of the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center (MKSCHC) got an airing at the latest meeting of the Health and Hospitals Corporation Territorial Board. Bernard Wheatley aised the topic during his report to the board March converted into an acute care hospital. Doing so would allow the clinic to utilize the small number of hospital beds on the premises. The possibility was also raised of using the beds to accommodate pamember of the territorial board and former MKSCHC administrator, said the facility was supposed to be used as a swing bed facility. the nearest hospital is a least 35 miles, according to rules set by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Because St. John patients have to cross Pillsbury Sound in order to access care at Schneider Hospital, That facility could be enhanced in its utilization, Wheatley said. consultants from Clifton Larson Allen. If the clinic were to qualify for a change in status there would also be different compensation rates from the federal insurance programs, increasing revenue for SRMC. If it were used as a swing bed facility MKSCHC would allow St. John patients ready for discharge from Schneider Hospital but still in need of medical care to be admitted for more time for recovery before going home. Board member also raised the possibility that the St. John clinics beds could be used for boarder patients left by friend and relatives who never returned to take them home or to house the mentally ill. tal health ward and has been sending its patients to Schneider Hospital for care. Several days before the board met March 12, Wheatley spoke to a reporter in an interview in which he said if CMS were to grant a change in status it would not happen soon.Hospital Board Raises Possibility of MKSCHC Becoming Hospital
By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Annette Smalls is doing big things for the homeless and less fortunate of the Cruz Bay area. While V.I. government health and human services needs of the territorys homeless, Smalls is working with fellow members of the Cruz Bay Seventh Day Adventist Church, to feed and cloth the 15 or so true homeless on the streets of the island community and anyone else in need. a handful of church members set up tables and chairs in the Centerline Road churchs community room to serve hot, homemade food to the whomever showed up for the weekly event. Although the volunteers had prepared trays of food for the weekly supper, only one of the handful of regular attendees showed up to take a shower and get day in March. But he was very appreciative. Its great, said Greg, who had come that night for a shower and change of clothes followed by a meal and welcomed the fellowship of the church members and their families before heading back out on the streets of Cruz Bay. It is really needed, added Greg who has been on the streets for much of the past ten years. There are as many as 15 homeless on the streets bench in the Frank Powell Park. Community service is part of the church, Smalls Every church has a community service ministry. Community service includes taking care of the needs of anyone who may have needs and during are hurting. Food weve been doing since 2011, Smalls said of church efforts feed the islands homeless. Help for the homeless, which had been available of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, had been cut down to three days a week when Smalls returned from living in the states. I came back and found there was a need, Smalls said. The Catholic church was doing Monday and Friday meals and Catholic Charities does a soup kitchen, We began the Thursday evening dinner a year ago in April, Smalls said of the program in the street level of the church overlooking Cruz Bay. We started the showers in September. We are the only ones to offer shavers. We have plenty of used clothing donated by our gentlemen at the church, she added. We also do laundry, Smalls said.St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 11 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A day of food, fun and information is planned for Saturday, March 22, at the Department of Agriculature Station in Coral Bay. The American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 is hosting Mama Juama from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an arts and craft fair and fundriaser at the groups headquarters just down the road from Love City Mini Mart in Coral Bay. Named in honor of a traditional rum and herb conction made for hundreds of years, the American Legions Mama Juama will a family fun day featuring food cooked up by members of the American sale, local artists and craftspeople as well as information for veter ans. We want to get the word out that we are here, said the American Legion Post #131 Commander Doug Benton. A lot of veterans want veterans to know what their A Veterans Affairs representa tive will be on hand at the Mama Juama to share information with veterans, Benton added. Veterans can sign up and join if they want to, said Benton. But even if they just want to know a table with all that information. The group is still looking for local artists who would like to sell at the event. Vendor tables are avail able for $20. For more information, call Benton at 714-2415.Islands Homeless Find Food, Showers at Seventh Day Adventist Church 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... 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JOH NS FI RST A NN UA L BEA D A ND G EMS TON E T RU NK SH OW HO S T ED B Y TA LL SHI P TRA DING CO BRIN GIN G T O T H E IS LA N D A N EXCIT IN G C OL LE C T IO N OF ST ON E BEA DS H IGH ENE R GY T U MBLE D, A N D S P EC IM ENS FROM A R OU N D T H E WORLD A LL SE EK ER S H EA L ER S, A R T ISA N S, BEA DE R S A N D LOV ER S OF T H E G IF T S OF T H E E A R T H WELCO ME SUND A Y M A RC H 30t h 11 A M 6 PM S H I P W R E C K L A N D I N G @ T A L L S H I P T R A D I N G C O M P A N Y E A S T E N D D E T A I L S O R Q U E S T I O N S C O N T A C T : T H E D E S E R T B E C K O N S @ G M A I L C O M Join the American Legion and Auxilary at Mama Juama March 22 in Coral BayVolunteer Annette Smalls inspects the food pantry at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
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14 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds From the jaw-dropping views of the postcard per fect North Shore beaches and off-shore cays, to the full one acre lot offering an estate-type feel, Cinnabathrooms, this Estate Catherineberg home is for of St. John owner/broker Miles Stair, who is the co-listing agent with sales associate Abigail Schnell OConnell. The home was lovingly designed with architect and owner input, and built with care and style, said Stair. This is a very special villa, high above the North Shore of St John. Cinnamon Stones is perched above the islands famed alabaster North Shore coastline in Estate Catherineberg within V.I. National Park, meaning those views will never be disturbed. stunning views of the shoreline below and out to the British Virgin Islands, but when you do, those VINP beaches are only a short drive away. Cruz Bays dining and shopping is also a few minutes drive from Cinnamon Stone. The full one acre property consists of a four bedroom suite main home and a separate one-bedroom cottage offering guests plenty of privacy. The home ous, yet still Caribbean feel. doorways framing those water views and spacious decks offering the perfect place to enjoy meals al fresco and take advantage of the tropical climate. rience of the best of the Virgin islands, said Stair. and offers a shaded area from which to soak up those views. The professional-grade custom kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and hardwood cabinets. Cinnamon Stones also features a hot tub, a refreshing swimming pool, a game lounge, Each of the four bedroom suites at Cinnamon Stones main house is decorated with individual charm and offer outdoor seating areas and private bathrooms. The master suite also boasts a Japanese style soaking tub and a balcony begging for long mornings of lounging. The separate cottage, Pebble Beach, boasts a cozy living room, screened porch and full kitchen. With a spacious bedroom and bathroom, youre guests will never want to leave. The home would be ideal for both part-time and full-time residents, according to Stair. A winter retreat for the owner/builders and a popular summer rental, Cinnamon Stones makes a great spot for short or long term residents, said the Holiday Homes of St. John broker/owner. For more information on Cinnamon Stone, call Stair or OConnell at Holiday Homes at (340) 7766776 or call Stair on his cell at (340) 998-7351. Cinnamon Stones Offers Luxurious Caribbean Living with Postcard Perfect Views PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ALICE has been with us for over a year. She is a very sweet little dog who is energetic and would make a wonderful family pet, as she is great with children. Alice does not like cats but has the potential to be around another dog in the right living situation. Consider giving this sweet girl a home; she gets overlooked a lot. I am trying very hard PLEASE HELP ME! St. John Tradewinds News Photos Cinnamon Stones offers an inviting lap pool, above left, with unobstructed views North, above right.
St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 15 Gifft Hill School is so grateful to all of the supporters of the 28th Annual Auction! Our event was a huge success, and we could not have done it without you!Special thanks to Caneel Bay Resort and its phenomenal staff for hosting the event, The Westin St. John for their support and generosity, Steve & Janet Simonsen for producing the video, Darron & Hope Meares for donating their auctioneer services, R & I PATTON goldsmithing for their dona tion of the gorgeous emerald necklace for our champagne rafe, Dionysus, Bellows, West Indies, and Premier Wine Distributors for sponsoring the wine and champagne, Motu for hosting the after-party and DJ Top Notch for keeping the dance oor full, Kate Noreet for graphic design, Peter Fortunato of Outside the Box Solutions for creating and administering the auction website and serving as proxy bidder, Grande Bay Resort for hosting our auctioneer team and donating to the event, Rosemary Richards and her art students for their beautiful work, Chef Francis and GHS Farm to Table students for creating the salads and appetizers, Lori Barlas for coordinating all of the data entry and front desk volunteers, Andrew Barlas for setting up our sound system, Morgan Barlas and Topher Dunlap for their technical support and set-up of our computer system, Dave Minner and our EARTH interns for creating the starter garden, Jill Hale for overseeing our spotters, Meghan Duffy for coordinating our volunteers, Brittany MacNealy for joining our volunteer team with such enthusiasm, Jonny Flood for the live music, Jillian Dray for helping with anything we needed, Savanah Loftus for photographing the event and setting up the fun photo booth, Alfredos Landscaping for the beautiful centerpieces, Sean and Crystal DAbbraccio for creating the mosaic tile pots with our students, Swaka Attika for helping secure wine donations, Caribbean Auto Mart for offering their vehicles at cost, and Karye Carney of Sold on St. John for the live auction champagne.Auction Donors343 Agency, A Whole New You, ABC Construction Corp., Adventure Center, Alfredos Landscaping, Angel Electric, Aqua Bistro, Arawak Expeditions, Artistic Villas by Deborah & Donald Schnell, Caryl Ayn, Baked in the Sun, Bamboo Studio, Banana Deck, Jill Castle Barefoot Buddha, Lori and Andrew Barlas, Beach Bar, Beauty Lounge, Sarah Jane Bedwell, Bellows/West Indies, Beni Iguana, Big Blue Excursions, Big Planet/Waterbase, Black Sails LLC/Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, Black Diamond Capital Management, Blue Orchid, Boolchands, Bougainvillea, Lisa Boynes, Bridgette Gallagher Photography, Liberty Bryer, Buddha Sushi, Calypso Charters/York Yaching, Rich & Kathleen Campbell, Caneel Bay Resort, Canines Cats & Critters, Can You Imagine That! Inc, Captain Jimbo, Caravan Auto Parts & Service, Caravan Gallery, Caribbean Auto Mart, Karye Carney, Peter Carr, Castaways, Lindsay Chabot, Cimarron Charters/Captain Richard Smith, Patrick Coffey & Eric Woltkamp, Concordia Eco-Resort, Cooper Island Beach Club, Coral Bay Garden Center, Coral World, Country Music Hall of Fame, Courtesy Car Rental, Creative Catering, Crown Images, Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel, Cruz Bay Landing, Cruz Bay Watersports, Crystal DAbbraccio, Dales Tire, Dancing Classrooms of the VI, Dog House Pub, Hampton Inn & Suite Dionysus Wines, Don Hebert Photography, Dr. Cool, Drift Away Day Spa, Driftwood Davids, Donna Duffy, Michael Duffy, Dutch Break Hunting, East West Catering, Envy Boutique, Estate Lindholm, Lisa Etre, Fabric Mill, Jeannie Fanjoy, Fish Trap Restaurant, Flamboyan Guest House, Lori Francis, Frenchmans Reef Marriott and Morning Star Beach Resort, Brian & Stephanie Frosch, Gallows Point Resort, Casey Giakas, Gifft Hill School Art Classes, Gifft Hill School EARTH Program, Glazers Premier Distributors, Rasah Cox Gonzales, Rob & Jayme Gottschall, GoViva! World of Experiences, Grande Bay Resort & Residence Club, Scott & Carol Gregory, Diana Hall, Scott Hartshorn, M.D., Havana Blue, Michelle Haynes, Health Care Connection PC, How About Your Pet, Bill Huggins, Indianola Pecan House, Inter-Island Boat Services, Into the Blue, Iroquois Builders, Island Roots/Jason Siska, Island Solar/Dan Boyd, Island Stylin, Island Treasure Maps, Jakes Restaurant, Kyle James, Joes Rum Hut, Just Beach, Keep Clean/Maids in Paradise, Joe & Heather Kelley, Kiote, Kro-Gu Jewelers, L & L Jeep Rental, La Tapa, Lindsay Vann Photography, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leslie, Lilys Gourmet, The Lime Inn, Lindsay Vann Photography, Little Switzerland, Savanah Loftus, Lost Pizza, Love City Minimart, MacNealy family, Maho Bay Clayworks, Maho Bay Glass/Adrian & CiCi Davis, Sam & Kay McCullough, Bill McPherson, Mongoose Merchants Association, Morgans Mango, Motu Bar, Mumbo Jumbo, Nauti Nymph, Noahs Little Arks, Joseph Noguiera & Tina Petitto, No Netz, Now & Zen, Ocean Grill, Ocean Runner, Oceana, Pampered Pause, Pay 2 Park/Ric Weinshenk, Catherine Perry, Portico Design Group, Val Prakas, Private Edition, Queen of Tarts, Raniy, R & I PATTON goldsmithing, Revelry, Rhumb Lines, Rosemary Richards, Ridge to Reef Farm, Don Rifenburg & Eddie Paget, Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, Dana & Martha Robes, Ronnies Pizza, Sail the BVI, Sallys Couture, SeaDream Yacht Club, Sheraton Nashville, Sheraton Old San Juan, Sheraton Vistana Resort, Shipwreck Landing, Steve & Janet Simonsen, Simply Italian, Skinny Legs, Jeffrey & Gail Spear, St. John Brewers at the Tap Room, St. John Catering/Mathayom Private Chefs, St. John Chiropractic/Bern Putnam, St. John Hardware, St. John Inn, St. John Market, St. Johnimals St. Thomas Adventures, St. Thomas Flyboarding, Starsh Gourmet & Wines, Stephen Gaynor School, Sugar Mill Hotel, Sun Dog Caf, Sunshines Jeep Rental, Tamarind Club, Susan Taylor, Sherri Theberge, Thirteen Restaurant & Bar, Tiny Tile Mosaics, Tree Limin Extreme, Nelson Uzzell, Gail Van de Bogurt, V.I. Ecotours, V.I. SNUBA Excursions, Kathy Vargo, Virgin Fire Bar & Grill, Virgin Voice, W Vieques, Waterfront Bistro, Wave Healing, The Westin Beach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, The Westin Boston Waterfront, The Westin Diplomat, The Westin Hilton Head, The Westin Huntsville, The Westin St. John, The Westin St. John Kids Club, The Westin St. John Spa, Wet Woodys, Doug & Leslie White, X Bar, Zulu Nyala/Trevor Shaw, Zumba Fitness, and all of our Wall of Wine donors.Featured Artists and Student ArtistsLarry Lipsky, Kim Nogueira, Lucy Portlock, Kaye Thomas Eichner, Carson Tredgett, Students: Maia Ginther and Savanna MorrisetteOur Generous Program Advertisers340 Real Estate, Andrea Milam, Andrew Rutnik & Associates, Angel Electric, Baker Magras & Associates, Bougainvillea Leasing, BJ Harris, Catered To, Cruz Bay Realty, First Bank, Health Care Connection, Holiday Homes, Jan Courlas, Matt Lasota, Merchants Commercial Bank, Morrisette & Muilenburg, Property King, Red Hook Family Medical Group, Scotiabank, Soggy Dollar Bar, St. John Hardware, St. John Insurance, St. John Properties, Theodore Tunick & Co., Trayser Construction, TSG Water ResourcesAuction Planning, Preparation & Solicitation CommitteeLori Barlas, Nancy Clendinen, Michael Cooke, Frank Cummings, Crystal & Sean DAbbraccio, Jillian Dray, Meghan Duffy, Laura Dunlap, Lori Francis, Carol Furneaux, Jill Hale, Sarah Haynes, Beth Jones, Mike Jones, Brittany MacNealy, Kerrin Patrie, Giselle Richards, Rosemary Richards, Trish Stalter, Christianne Testamark, Nelson Uzzell, Brenda Wallace, Rich Walsh, Mary Willen, Molly MurrillVolunteers Stacey Alvarado, Melchia Athanase, Lori Barlas, Morgan Barlas, Aimee Bell, Keryn Bryan, Trisha Capuano, Peter Carr, Lani Clark, Kathleen Cooke, Michael Cooke, Tammy & Frank Cummings, Crystal & Sean DAbbraccio, Elana Dandeneau, Ruth Doan, Meghan Duffy,Laura & Topher Dunlap, Bianca Edward-Laurencin, Jessie Farmer, Jonny Flood, LaShanda Francis, Lori Francis, Alisa Gessner, Eleanor Gibney, Jayme Gottschall, Jill Hale, Cindy Haynes, Sarah Haynes, Dana Heuschkel, Lyz Jaeger, Kyle James, Beth Jones, Kris Jones,Mike Jones, Julie & Matt Lasota, Evelyn Louis, Anandini Morris, KD Munnelly, Molly Murrill, Karen Ovcina, Joe Palminteri, Kerrin Patrie, Michelle Petersen, Tina Petitto, Wilhelmina Powell, Susie Preston, Allana Reid, Rosemary Richards, Monique Rogers-Clarke, Sophie Rutnik, Jessica Schnell, Lois Simmons, Shira Sofer, Brenda Sonson, Linda Sorensen, Trish Stalter, Christianne Testamark, Tracy Thompson, Maria Turner, Brenda Wallace, Rich Walsh, Jim Willen, Mary Willen, Katie ZaytounStudent VolunteersNaphtali Anthony, Jo-Anne Attika, Nicole Cirigliano, Jaqualyn Clarke, Lena Crum, Kaitlyn Cummings, Viniqua David, Makeda Dawson, Nadia Dudkin, Monique Edward, Anjali Glenn, Elena Glenn, Zakiyah Gregoire, JahSheada Grifth, Destynee Hill, Caleb Jones, Evan Jones, Stephanie Kemp, Kyon Louis, Larisma Maduro, Savanna Morrisette, Thomas Nguyen, John Ovcina, Maeven Parsil, Alex Ray, Yalfri Santana, Marina Scheer, Lexi Wesley, Tevin Williams
16 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 24 NEXT DEADLINE:THURSDA Y, MARCH 20th2013-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 3rd Degree Burglaries: 23 Grand Larcenies: 68 Rapes: 1 2014-TO-DATEHomicides: 1 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 3 Grand Larcenies: 10 Rapes: 2 Letters To St. John Tradewinds The world is billions of years old. Life is billions of years old. About two million years ago we started to become the controller of life on this planet, the most advanced form of life. A few thousand years ago we somehow out lasted all the other candidates and we became man. An animal that could understand what was going on, that could learn. That could learn quickly. We have learned to go to the moon. Now it is time to start learn to control our instincts, not just adapt to them. we have in any situation and try to be present to the event. Pay attention and understand that if you add more caring to reduce your feelings of fear you can become free of the control fear has on body systems. Fear is a very positive instinct, like all of our instincts, it has helped us to survive to this point in our growth but if allowed to continue to control us we will destroy this planet. Compassion is about helping our selves by helping other forms of live and the rest of the Cosmos. Learning to love each other is the easiest way to do it. But how ever we do it, it is important that we start to try to do it now. The problem is that our instincts, the body funcness recognizes it, just like it does in all other forms of life. When someone bumps into us or does not rethen our brain goes into a reaction mode; what justiDesire? After that we quickly begin to analyze the situbefore in life. What was happening to us when we look at the world now. Born again as little children. Does that mean learn to go back before our instincts have fear and all our other instincts become a system stimulation that we can understand the cause and decide appropriate response. We can begin to decide what the appropriate reaction is and do it, instead continuing to be controlled by the reaction that we learned as little children? tual leader, even religion could do it but I have never met a religious leader that was not so controlled by their own self that they could help in any meaning full way. However we do it we end up loving each other, so why not try loving each other as the path to nitions is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being. Greg MillerCompassion Is the Best PolicyThere is a sense of nostalgia when you can come back home and meet things the way you left them. education within to speak to the problems that are facing us outside. A friend recently told me that he can guess what the minister is going to preach on, the songs that they will sing and so on. This is the result of many years of attendance. When youve come to know the service, you can probably walk through it blindfolded. Now please understand me carefully ministers and church folks. Im not putting down any denomi nation or clergy. What Im saying is that we have a pre-packaged service every Sunday. In one sense its good because the older folk have grown up with it and enjoy the familiarity. On the other hand, the young people having heard it before needs. That is why the television preachers have attracted with real life and then offering practical applications to render a workable solution. We understand that Jesus came and died for our sins. The issue is how do we make Him an everyday part of our lives. That way, true transformation can take place. Whether the media evangelists have more theol ences, now is the time for our church leaders to be more open, honest and direct about the church ser vice. and the message dont stir their souls. They will tune tunate because without a good spiritual balance, the hurts and pains of this world will destroy their hopes, dreams and bodies. The Holy Spirit is the most unappreciated part of the Trinity. We focus so much on God and Jesus and forget that it is by the Holy Spirit that we are guided. Lets stop and put aside our self-created notions of how church should be. If it was working, every church would be full of children, teens and young adults. Just Saying Emmanuel PrinceEvery Church Would Be Full SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: email@example.com
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Boyd Stapleton who died on February 27, 2014, at the age of 67 at Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas after a brief illness. Tributes were offered at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Cruz Bay with services following. Stapleton will be cremated. She is survived by her sons, Derwin H. Hodge, Henry O. Hodge Jr., Jarvis B. Hodge Sr.; daughter, Winella L. Hodge; brothers, Emmanuel, Tyrone and Henry Boyd; sisters, Monica Boyd Richards, Virginia Boyd, Laluna Boyd, Mavis Presly, Violet Bess, Theresa Germaine and Helen Peltier; grandchildren, Je Vonte Hodge, Jarvia Hodge, Kaleah N. Thomas, Kadeem G. Thomas. Deleah Hodge, Amniah Hodge, Derwin Hodge Jr., Henry Hodge III, Isiah Hodge, Jevonte Hodge and Jauria Hodge and great-grandchildren, Kadeem G. Thomas Jr., Amberlyn Thomas and Kadisse Thomas; and many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements were by Hurley-Davis Funeral Home.Winetta C. Boyd StapletonSt. John Tradewinds The family of Gecine Vonda Charles announces her passing on February 27, 2014, in Atlanta GA. She is survived by her parents Ozzy and Alice Charles, son Jayden Brooks, sisters Carmen Thomas and Anice Charles, brothers Rhunstead and uncles, nieces and nephews, one niece in-law, one grand nephew, her godchild Kimesha and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention residing in the Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Curaao, Aruba, Montserrat, England and the USA and Canada. A memorial service will take place in Atlanta at Raleigh Rucker funeral home in Decatur on Saturday March 8, 2014, at 1pm. Another memorial service will be announced for St. John, U.S. Vir gin Islands on a later date.Lillian F. Lutz Gercine CharlesSt. John Tradewinds Lillian F. Lutz, 93, of Bremen, Maine passed away on March 3, 2014 after a brief illness. Lillian was born in Boston, MA, on September 24, 1920, the daughter of Eugene and Sophie Samson. She was a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Boston, and married Dr. John H. Lutz on January 31, 1942. They enjoyed life together until Johns passing on December 24, 2000. Lillian was a lifelong pet owner and a lover of animals, gar dening, and nature. She was also a talented artist. Lillian and John raised their family in Wyckoff, NJ and later spent 25 of their retirement years living on Saint John USVI where they were avid members of the St. John Historical Society. After years of spending summers in Bremen, they moved there permanently in 1995. Lillian is survived by two chil dren; Karen (Don) McClure of Damariscotta, ME and Kurt (Wendy) Lutz of Yarmouth, ME. She had four grandchildren; Douglas McClure of Framingham, MA, Lis Lutz of Seattle, WA, Daniel McClure of Arlington MA, and Karl Lutz of Long Beach, CA. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren. lians wish that donations be made to animal shelters. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Lillian and her husband John at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay, circa 1993. They lived on Mamey Peak for 25 years.
St. John Tradewinds Harrisonburg, VA. Kimberly Jo Price Lapsley, 41, of Goods Mill Road in Harrisonburg, died March 2, 2014, while on a birthday vacation on the island of St John USVI. She is survived by Samuel B. Lapsley, her husband of almost 20 years. She was the devoted daughter of Joe Price and the late Nancy D. Price of Bridgewater; was the sister of Mark H. Price of Briery Branch and the daughter-in-law of Sara H. Lapsley and the late She was particularly fond of her three nephews Samuel, Benjamin and William, sons of Neil and Sara Lapsley Houff of Mt. Crawford and was loved by uncles, aunts and cousins from her families in North Carolina. Kimberly was a graduate of Turner Ashby High School and in only three years graduated Magna Cum Laude in English Literature from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. She also studied at St. sity in the UK and was a member of the English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. She was a participant and supporter of the Save A Lab organization and her sweet Dudley Labrador, Lillet, was a great joy in her life. She also was a big supporter of the Animal Care Center of St. John USVI (ACC St. John). In her early years, Kimberly frequently enjoyed singing songs with her father and appreciated and collected music from a vast ar ray of genres. She and her husband Sam performed together at many venues and she was a member of the 100 Proof bluegrass band. Kimberly delighted in preparing special gourmet meals for friends and family and some of her past birthday celebrations were spent entertaining as many stringed instrument musician friends that Her adventurous spirit led her this past autumn and she planned another such adventure during her trip to St. John along with sailing and island hopping with some of her dear friends there, whom she had come to know and love in the past few years. One of Kimberlys greatest gifts was her ability to make a lasting positive impression and impact on has received countless tributes to her in the form of artwork, songs, poetry and stories from individuals known and unknown, whose lives were touched by a kind word or A memorial service was held at Massanutten Presbyterian Church, 50 Indian Trail Rd., Penn Laird, Va. 22846, Saturday, March 15, individuals may make donations in her name to the Animal Care CenJohn, VI 00831-0429. (340) 7741625. Island Green Building Association 18 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 St. John Tradewinds Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville staff will be in the Territory for National Public Health Week April 7-11, to par ticipate in activities with the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services, as well as to provide educational awareness to schools and community organizations. To schedule a free education program, please call Phyllis Bell-Davis, M.Ed., media relations and education association, at 904.244.4465. If you suspect a poisoning has occurred, or if you have questions concerning poisonings, immediately call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-2221222 and a healthcare professional will assist you. In a poisoning emergency, dont search the Inter net; call your Poison Center for the right answer Poison Center Staff To Visit USVI, Offering Free Programs ObituariesKimberly Jo Price LapsleyKImberly Lapsley DEATH NOTICE:
St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 19 St. John Tradewinds In 2011, I was fortunate to have one of my columns published in Governor deJonghs program for the Transfer Day Ceremony on coordinated by Jessica C. Henderson of the Senator Myron Jackson, Susan Lugo, Gregory LaMotta, Betsy Elizabeth Rezende, and Nina York. I was in the company of major historical writers and grateful for it. I especially enjoyed the Lugo article which is liberally illustrated with contempo rary newspaper accounts. All was not a bed of roses. There was weeping and gnashing of teeth at the prospect of joining a nation that was noted for lynching as well as general mistreatment of its black citizens. Also, the United States was involved in World War I which became a primary focus of the mili tary government imposed on the islands. As we well know, despite enormous gains made in self-government, were still on the road to full citizenship. The Virgin Islands Daily News reported in 1980 a story of a Navy seaman, Carl W. Berg, who went on raids in 1917 with RearAdmiral James H. Oliver who was appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands of United States and military commander of the islands; an important strategic link as protector of the Panama Canal and main gateway between Europe and South America Berg had heard radio signals and traced them to Signal Hill where the raid uncovered a warehouse full of provisions; sugar, and a woman accomplice who were sent to Washington as prisoners and destroyed their radio contact. Using a radio compass Berg was able to determine the position of a major German communications centre in South America. Naval records show that Admiral Oliver was authorized to establish a station, a submarine base, refrigerator plant, and a radio station. Public order had been kept by a Danish gendarmerie corps. Unfortunately, the horses and horse equipment essential to police the country district belonged to the Danish State Treasury leaving Oliver without the means to properly police. Needless to say, 14 years of Naval Administration soured the populace on United States rule. The brutal actions used against Haitian rebels the 1915 Occupation did not sit well with the intelligent-law abiding citi zens of these islands. There was indignation that we were spared. On March 29, 1917 the New York Times reported that it had bee n suggested that the Virgin Islands be named after the hero of Manila Bay, Rear-Admiral George H. Dewey. Even though named after a hero of the Spanish American War, in modern times a connection would evolve between the Dewey Islands and Donald Ducks nephew, Dewey. Disney Cruises would be landthe famous nephew of Donald Duck! ORIGINAL LISTING COURTESY OF RICH GREENGOLD The live music scene on St. John is bigger and better than ever! Quantitywith over 25 local businesses supporting weekly live music for the season, there are days of the week with over 10 gigs. music this good in their stateside cities. All postings are regular weekly events booked for season. Please excuse any omissions. Keep eyes and ears open for annoucements of other gigs featuring a variety of visiting bands. Cut out, save, laminate and post in your homes, cars and rentals. SUNDAYS 10a-1p Concordia Bo Guitar 3:30-6:30 Aqua Bistro Lauren Guitar Vocal 4-7 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan 5:30-9:30 Asolare Dave Laabs Guitar 5:30 8:30 Sun Dog Cafe Various Open Mike 7-10 Shipwreck Landing Hot Club Coral Bay String Swing Vocals MONDAYS 4:30-7 Concordia Lauren Johnny B Open Mike 5-8 Cruz Bay Landing Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 5:30-8:30 Virgin Fire Rich & Gregg Sax Guitar 5:30-8:30 Aqua Bistro Matt Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Ocean Grill Rascio Steel Pan TUESDAYS 6-9 Ocean Grill Lauren Guitar Vocal 6-9 High Tide Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 La Tapa Sambacombo Latin Jazz 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Erin Hart Guitar Vocal 6:30-9 Tamarind Inn Steel Pan Tropical WEDNESDAYS 4-6 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan 5-8 Cruz Bay Landing T Bird Guitar Vocal 5:30-7 Coconut Coast Studio St John Flutes Classical Duets 5:30-8:30 Virgin Fire Hot Club Coral Bay String Swing Vocals 6-9 Pickles Micheal Beason Open Mike 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Ike Guitar Vocal 6:30-8:30 Ocean Grill Dave Laabs Guitar 7-10 Shipwreck Landing Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal THURSDAYS 4:30-6:30 Concordia Wayne & Pam Guitar Vocals 5-8 High Tide Erin Hart Guitar Vocal 6-9 Skinny Legs Lauren & Bo Guitars Vocal 6-8 Pickles T Bird Guitar Vocal 6-9 Ocean Grill Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Ike Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Tamarind Inn Brothers Nature Rock 7-9 Banana Deck Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan 8-11 Beach Bar 3rd String Allstars Rock FRIDAYS 5-8 High Tide Mikey P Guitar Vocal 5:30-8:30 Aqua Bistro Steven Sloan Guitar Vocal 6-9 Balcony James Guitar Vocal 6-9 Skinny Legs Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Ocean Grill Rascio Steel Pan 6:30-8:30 Cinnamon Bay Eddie Bruce Drumming 6:30-9:30 Shipwreck Landing Tropical Sounds Guitar Keyboard Vocal 7-9 Barefoot Cowboy T Bird Guitar Vocal 7-10 Rhumb Lines Erin Hart Guitar Vocal 8-11 Beach Bar Flipswitch Rock SA TURDAYS 5-8 High Tide Jason Jones Guitar Vocal 6-9 Ocean Grill T Bird Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Skinny Legs Hot Club Coral Bay String Swing Vocals 7-10 Rhumb Lines Lauren Guitar Vocal To be added to this live music schedule, the event must be a regularly scheduled event (sorry, no one-night performances), email firstname.lastname@example.org with: date, time, location, performer and style. 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20 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient T uesday, March 18 The Virgin Islands Audubon Society will have a picnic on Maho Bay Beach on Tuesday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Audubon will supply hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers, chips, plates, plastic ware, napkins, condiments and a few side dishes. Please bring a dish to share and your own drinks, beach chairs, beach blanket, binoculars and snorkel gear. Before lunch, the society do a little birdwatching along the shore with Judy Buchholz and Ranger Laurel Brannick. After we lunch, Dave Spoth will lead a beach and underwater cleanup. The St. John Communi ty Foundations 25th Anniver sary Community Impact Work Session and dinner meeting will be Tuesday, March 18, at the Bethany Moravian Church from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 340-693-9410. W ednesday, March 19 The Government Employees Retirement System will be providing customer ser vice outreach to St. John mem bers on Wednesday, March 19, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Battery in Cruz Bay. The Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library are sponsoring a cake decorating class at the library on Wednesday, March 19, starting at 3 p.m. Registration is required and there is a $6 fee for supplies. Attendees should bring unfrosted layer cake or cupcakes to class. Call 340-776-6359 or sign up at the library. The Coral Bay Community Council will host a public meeting on Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 6 at Guy H. Benjamin School. Saturday, March 22 The Coral Bay Yacht Club will host the 18th Flotil Benjamin School on Saturday, March 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hansens Bay Beach on the East End of St. John (Round Bay). Sunday, March 23 Join Reverend Will Saunders at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John Service on Sunday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at Gifft Hill School, Lower Campus Great Room, for the topic: HASTE. Monday, March 24 Kindergarten registra tion on St. John is scheduled for Monday, March 24, at Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. Parents are reminded to obtain an immunization blue slip in advance from the clinic. T uesday, March 25 The Virgin Islands Audubon Society will screen the Cats of Rome documentary on Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m. at the Marketplace. Saturday, March 29 The St. John Historical Society is joining Clean Islands International and the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS) to celebrate the legacy of Project Tektite. The activities will begin Satur day morning, March 29, at 10 a.m. at the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS) in Lameshur Bay. For more information, contact Randy Brown at randybrown@ islands.org or 410-647-2500. Get ready for the blues, Love City! A group of island blues lovers, calling themselves St. John Blues Society, is hostBlues Blowout on Saturday, March 29, at the Winston Wells off at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30 The Virgin Islands Audubon Society will kayak to and snorkel the mangroves of Water and Otter creeks in Hur ricane Hole on Sunday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Healing Arts Complex Celebrates Grand OpeningSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Healing arts professionals who will be part of the new center on South Shore Road in the former Marina Market building joined with friends to welcome the public to the new Healing Arts Complex on Sunday, March 9. Dr. Wendy Coram, Sherrie Theberge, Katie Cunningham, Dr. Ann Bernard and Dr. Richards will also be joining the team, according to Dr. Trieu. Carol Arbor, with assistants Rainy and Billy, created the faux paintings on the walls of the entry and reception area of the facility St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue and University of the Virgin Islands will partner to allow accounting students of the UVI to provide a great Bureau. run every Saturday until April 5. Assistance will be terns will be completing Forms 1040EZ and 1040A only. On St. John, the program will be from 9 a.m. to 1 reau in Cruz Bay. Form 1099s, and Form SSA (Social Security Income) readily available.2014 Taxpayer Help Available on St. John Every Saturday
St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 21 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) 642-3263St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Virgin Islands World Plumbing Day was celebrated on March 11, at The Marketplace to help give a better understanding of the role of plumbers in keeping folks safe and healthy each and every day, according to Charles G. Classen Business Environmental Assistance Department, who joined the plumbers on hand to explain the plumbing devices designed to protect the public water supply system from contamination.World Plumbing Day Celebrated on St. John at The Marketplace St. John senior citizens enjoyed a presentation on nutrition presented by the Department of Human Services on Tuesday March 11, at The Marketplace. DHS Nutritionist Alice V. Henry and Florinell Joseph, Program Supervisor for the Nutrition Program for the Elderly, provided the seniors with a food demonstration and presentation table of healthy eating food samples. Seniors Eat Up Nutrition Advice from Human Services
22 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 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 Sunday School 9 a.m., Divine Worship 10 a.m. 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, Divine Worship 8:30 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 Directory the bay, said the developer. Its a natural berm with a natural retention area. Despite the fears of many in the room, Davies said the development will not be sold as timeshares. I hate timeshares, said Davies. This will not be timeshares. These will be bought units. The developer plans to build the clubhouse, pool The market will dictate it from there, said Davies. Were not going to do a Sirenusa or a Grande Bay. Following suggestions from CCZP, the developer The revised plans are available to view at DPNRs ave Library. Stewart will accept comments from the The CCZP Director will then send a recommendation to either approve or deny the Group Dwelling Permit to DPNR Commissioner Alicia Barnes who will either approve or deny the request. Even if the Group Dwelling Permit is approved, the development will still need a Coastal Zone Management permit before moving forward, during which time there will be additional public hearings. Residents can comment on the East Bay Beach Club development by emailing Smith at stuart.smith@ dpnr.vi.gov. To view the new site plans, residents are 8735 to set up an appointment.Residents Urge DPNR Do Not Approve Beach DevelopementContinued from Page 3 missioner Frett-Gregorys plans to attend last weeks The prepared statement cited enrollment at GBS as steadily declining from a high of 112 students to the current student body of 55. to spend upwards of $1 million to operate the school, and while they understand the parents desire to keep Guy Benjamin open, the department still has work responsibly within its limited budget, according to the DOE the press release. GBS parents, however, say the number of students would be higher if DOE didnt transfer two grades to JESS this school year. A last minute teacher shortage at JESS just before school opened in September, from GBS to JESS. Despite GBS consistently ranking among the highest scoring schools on standardized tests in the territory, many parents are convinced that DOE plans to close the beloved Coral Bay campus. There have been numerous meetings where govferent information, said one parent. There is a lot of confusion out there. So many people want their children to attend GBS, but they are being told it will be closed. Meanwhile, other parents are being told they should register their children at DOEs early registra tion on Monday, March 24, at JESS. Other parents have been told that the early registration is only for new students and Kindergarten students. Adding to the confusion, one parent of a GBS third grader was told she would be turned away if she went to the March 24 registration. Some parents have been told that GBS would remain open if 100 students were registered, although last week. Senator at Large Craig Barshinger has been urgthey plan to register their children at Guy Benjamin School. While it remained unclear last week what the future of GBS would hold, DOE is also looking into the possibility of transforming the campus into an early Gregory in the prepared statement. The department is looking into the early child hood education concept, and has begun discussions with the Department of Human Services to look into the feasibility of a partnership that could transition Guy Benjamin into an Early Headstart/Headstart facility, serving children from ages zero to 5, accord ing to DOEs prepared statement. Parents at last weeks unannounced DOE meet ing at JESS also offered additional options for the Coral Bay campus, including GBS becoming the sole elementary school for the island with JESS teaching fourth through eighth grades; and enforcing DOEs districting policy compelling students to attend the school closest to their homes. This was a very productive meeting, Frett-Gregory said in the prepared statement. It was important for us to get input from the parents and to see how we can collectively work out a solution thats in the best interest for both the St. John community as a whole, and the students. For more information about the latest happenings at GBS, check out the schools Parent Teacher Or ganization Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/GuyBenjaminSchool?ref=br_tf. Residents can support the school on Saturday, March 22, at the Coral Bay Yacht Clubs 18th Flotilla and all proceeds are used to enhance education for students at the school. Flotilla attendees can sail to the beach party aboard a volunteer sailboat in the morning, for $40 per per son, which includes admission. Or residents can drive to the beach where is admission is $20 per person, which includes food consisting of West Indian dishes, hamburgers, hot dogs and salads. made by check to the Coral Bay Community Council indicating Flotilla in the memo line. For more information call CBCC at 776-2099. Public Schools Meet A YP as DOE Mulls Future of GBSContinued from Page 4
Boulon, who grew up on St. John in the midto late-20th century, lauded the donation as a stepping stone to receiving further donations. I would say that this donation represents the incredibly important and substantial seed money for the society to be able to attract the additional funding necessary to achieve our goal of constructing an archive, all-volunteer society can do in the future. Eleanor Gibney, also a longtime board member who grew up on St. John, echoed Boulons sentiments. The society is honored by this wonderfully generous gift, said Gibney. Far beyond the immediate boost to the society and our building plans, its an investment in the future of St. John. To donate to the societys building effort, please contact Willis at email@example.com. St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 23 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. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve the following cases. St. John Sometime after closing on Tuesday, February 25 and reopening on Wednesday morning, February 26, Ship Wreck landing in Coral Bay was bur glarized by someone who pried open the safe and removed over $10,000 in cash, plus all the credit card receipts. Help police identify and arrest the burglar(s) by telling us what you know. St. Thomas On Friday, December 27, 2013 at about 9:25 p.m., 51-year-old Alwyn Cornelius Samuel of Estate Nadir was walking home. As he arrived at his police can identify and arrest the killer. St. Croix On Wednesday, January 1st at 3:20 a.m., police were dispatched to the Frederiksted Village parking area near Midre Cummings Park, where they found the body of 27-year-old Francisco Rivera lying on the pavement. It is believed Mr. Rivera was shot after being in an altercation with another person as he was standing near his vehicle. There Your help has made it possible for a suspect to be arrested in one of them. Lets get the perpetrators of the other two; make that call. 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.CrimeStoppersUSVI. org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can (274637). All three of these methods will keep you anonymous.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsSunday, March 9 11:39 p.m. Woman called needing assistance in retrieving her minor child. Police Assistance. Monday, March 10 3:03 p.m. Colorado man present reporting that his bag was stolen in the area of the Red Hook Terminal, St. Thomas. Grand Larceny. T uesday, March 11 7:54 a.m. Woman called to report that her vehicle struck a tree in the Estate Adrian area. Auto Collision. W ednesday, March 12 3:00 p.m. Man present reporting that a man pushed him on the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock. Aggra7:32 p.m. Citizen called to report that a male was lying unconscious in the area of the Catholic church. Police Assistance. Thursday, March 13 11:40 p.m. Man present reporting a hit and run collision. Hit and Run. Friday, March 14 10:40 a.m. Woman called to report shots a Firearm. 3:56 p.m. Man present reporting that a female revved her vehicle while he was crossing the street in the area of First Bank. Disturbance of the Peace. 5:15 p.m. Citizen called to report shots Discharge of a Firearm. 6:12 p.m. Man called to report a burglary n the area of Mandahl. Burglary Third. Saturday, March 15 in the area of Estate Carolina Road. Illegal Discharge of a Firearm. TEENS & ADUL TS CAN HELP PREVENT CRIME Common sense tips to use everywhere at home and on vacationVIPD Safety TIPS Teens and adults can text crime tips to USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637) Everyone can call Crime Stoppers to report a crime or give a tip at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Neighborhoods can work with private and public organizations to create youth activities Parents can make sure your children are always involved in after school activities You can report all crimes to the police department by calling 911 Churches can get involved by holding community meetings to develop ways to prevent violence 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 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110LAND LINE: 911 / POLICE: 340-693-8880 / FIRE 340-776-6333Aerial view of the Bellevue site where the SJHS will construct a permanent home.Historical Society Anniversary PartyContinued from Page 8
24 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 Art GalleriesBajo el Sol Gallery Located in Mongoose Junction tel. 340-693-7070 Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery Located at The Marketplace 340-693-8524BankingFirstbank 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 776-6403; email@example.com Theodore Tunick & Company www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.com LandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 Coral Bay Garden Center Real Estate340 Real Estate Company, LLC 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 firstname.lastname@example.org www.340realestateco.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 email@example.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurantsFish 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 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 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory SUPER DUPER MOVIEACROSS 13 Peyote-producing cacti 20 Climax 21 Makes a call to a radio talk show, e.g. 22 No, really! 26 Help!, asea 27 sci (college maj.) 28 be silly! 30 Latin jazz great Puente 31 Riddle, part 2 40 Whoopee (1929 hit) 49 Muckraker Jacob 62 Mount, as a jewel 66 Total change 67 Riddle, part 4 71 Do I need to draw you ? 77 Sanctioned 78 Pointy tool and Best Song 96 Short slumbers 98 More thickset 103 The Big Board: Abbr. 110 Bic Round (pen brand) 111 Actresses West and Clarke 112 How-to part 113 Operate Anna launching 127 Poet Rich 128 Regarding DOWN 4 Home animal 7 Not just the physical medical philosophy 9 Intersected 10 Blond shade 11 Linked (with) 12 Did that make sense? 13 Plant to kiss under 14 Tall bird 16 Gun barrel statistic 32 Lab gelatin 33 Sagan and Sandburg 34 Swedish retail giant 36 -pedi 37 Tryouts 38 Key with two sharps 46 Lamprey hunter Baltic 61 Asian desert 63 In tune 68 Wee bits 70 Star Wars critters 73 Concurs 76 Giants great Mel 80 Japanese poem pile map 83 Cyber-junk 84 Llama kin 86 Canals theme song) 91 Agony 92 Nuptial band 93 Ex-senator Sam 101 the dirt (gossiped) 102 Actress Anjelica 106 Neon 107 Strict 108 Entertainer Midler 109 Mo. in spring 116 iPad extra unit 122 When good time?
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28 St. John Tradewinds, March 17-23, 2014 Volunteering for Donna St. Johnian Hugo Roller Jr., left talking with Delegate to Congress Dr. Donna Christensen, came early to her St. John anouncement of candidacy for Governor event to sign up as a campaign volunteer. Del. Christensen will be running with Basil C. Ottley Jr. as candidate for Lt. Governor. Casting Call for V.I. Tourism St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat Jeh Roberts, above, and Gleidy Castillo, below, were among the scores of adults, teens and children who showed up at The Marketplace on Saturday, March 15, for a photo shoot casting call by the production company preparing to create advertising for the USVI Department of Tourism.