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Lt. Gov. Francis Promises Taxi Drivers Action on Rules Threatening Safaris BusesPage 3 LETTERS: PAGES 16-18April 7-13, 2014 Copyright 2014 VIPA Restricts Three Parking Spaces on Cruz Bay WaterfrontPage 7 Malfetti Family Hopes $30,000 Reward Will Bring Information on Sons MurderCrime Stoppers fund balks at large reward amount Page 3St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Bill Stelzer Artists, Educators and Students Celebrate Transfer DayLocal artist Janet Cook-Rutnik and visiting Professor Lori Lee from Randolph College, Virginia, pictured at left, along with St. John artist and photographer Bill Stelzer, pictured above, commemorate Transfer Day on Monday, March 31, in Cruz Bay. SEE STORY ON PAGE 5 Ferries Still Await DPW Action To Allow InspectionsPage 4Rotary Hopes To Move Quickly on Renovations To Coral Bay CourtFirst donation of $5K already securedPage 6
2 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson email@example.com NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne, Raven Philips NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi email@example.com ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year email: email@example.com THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2014 All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John Singers Concerts Apr. 11, 13The St. John Singers will present two concerts to celebrate the spring season. St. John Concert: Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas Concert: Wesley Methodist Church, Tutu, on Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. CBCC Town Meeting Forum April 16The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting a Town Meeting style forum on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Guy Benjamin School, Rm. 6. Senators have been invited to come and participate. A full range of community issues will be discussed, from education to solid waste management to potholes. What are Coral Bays chief issues in 2014? Everyone is encouraged to come. email firstname.lastname@example.org. UUF of STJ Service at VIERS on Apr. 13Join Liz and Francis Brown for UUF Special Service on Sunday, April 13, at 10 a.m., s at VIERS in Lameshur Bay for the topic: A Transformational Journey from the Heart. Come explore what sets this time apart from times past, and discover how to har ness the potential of the Aquarian Age. Bring a lunch and stay for a swim afterwards. St. John Tradewinds Before expansion of the village onto the neighboring plantations, the village of Cruz Bay was a small group of non-descript buildings. The few older buildings left were either in ruins or have been rudely altered. One attractive exception was the private home of the Keating sisters also known as the Keating Inn built in 1910. In 1922 it was converted to an inn serving visiting dignitaries and then tourists. This was located just beyond the Frank Powell Sr. Park on the left-hand side of the road leading straight from the dock into town. It was a perfect example of a simple late-19th century dwelling house, a frame building on masonry piers with wide airy porches, wooden gingerbread trim, and an old vaulted masonry cistern in front. Unfortunately, the house was torn down. All that remained of the original structure was the cistern. In his village tour David Knight pointed out the cistern as an example of early Cruz Bay construction. Now the cistern is gone; removed in a recent renovation. Chuck PishkoJoin Audubon Society and Thousands of Frigate Birds on Jost Van DykeV.I. Audubon Society members are organizing a trip to Jost Van once as they leave the colony in the early morning. Working with Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society member Susan Zaluski, Audubon members will spend Friday night, April 11, on Jost in order to meet their guides on Saturday morning, April 12, at 6 a.m. The guides will take the group to the frigate colony on Great Tobago where they will watch the birds from the boat. The Great Tobago frigate colony is the only one nearby and is where the frigate birds seen over St. John call home. A frigate bird researcher will accompany the group who will discuss her current research and tracking efforts. After the boat trip, the V.I. Audubon group plans on a snorkel and a hike followed by lunch. The group plans to return on the 4 p.m. ferry to St. John. Anyone interested in joining should make their own transportation and accommodation arrangements. For more information or to reserve a space on the trip email Judy Buchholz at judybuchholz@ me.com. Join the St. John Historical Soceity for its next membership meeting on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church, where Virgin Islands National Park Archaeologist and Cultural Resource Manager Ken Wild will discuss recent VINP projects. Will will talk about projects that were recently completed, are in the process of being completed, and those that have been funded and will be undertaken this year. This includes Hassel Island, a new prehistoric timeline, the ossuary at Cinnamon Bay, underwater research, and the next Danish student research project. This is last membership meeting for the 2013-2014 season. Next SJHS Society Meeting Is April 8
By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds candidate for Governor, Lt. Governor Gregory Francis did not shy away from the thorniest political issue in a meeting with mem bers of one of the strongest voting groups in the territory the islands taxi drivers. In an impromptu meeting at the V.I. Legislature in Cruz Bay on Thursday night, April 3, Lt. Gov. Francis listened to the concerns of more than two dozen taxi medal lion holders and drivers about the impact of a rule promulgated in 2009 by the V.I. Taxi Commission which seeks to force medallion holders to replace the islands iconic safaristyle, open-air taxis with enclosed vans. Francis promised action on the major issues raised by the St. John taxi drivers who said V.I. Taxi Commission regulations are unfairly restricting their business and threat ening the islands tourism industry by elimi nating the safari-style open taxis preferred by visitors. Commission Makes Policy, Not Laws The V.I. Taxi Commission mandated in 2009 a moratorium on licensing new safari taxis built by island fabricators and installed on incomplete truck frames imported from the U.S. unless the so-called afterfederal standards for operation, according to Derrick Brown, Assistant Director of Motor Vehicles. There are no after-market safari fabriof used safari bodies is dwindling as the existing ones deteriorate or are exported to the neighboring British Virgin Islands, taxi operators complained. My safari is basically falling apart, said Dale Hendrickson. I need to update my safari. I cant buy a new safari, but I can buy an old one, another taxi driver complained. Why should we have to buy an old safari to replace an old one, but not a new one? I can buy a 1990 safari, but not a new one. St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 3 St. John Taxi driver commenting on vans versus safaris 2014 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: MARCH 20141.50 InchesAVERAGE MARCH1.76 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D6.39 InchesY-T-D AVERAGE6.94 Inches Continued on Page 20 Lt. Gov. Francis Promises Taxi Drivers Action on Rules Threatening Safaris INDEXBusiness Directory ..............24 Church Directory .................22 Community Calendar ..........20 Connecting with Nature ......19 Crime Stoppers ...................23 Crossword Puzzle ...............24 Cryptoquip ...........................21 Letters ............................16-18 Obituaries .....................19, 21 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................23 Real Estate ....................26-27By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Rosemary and James Malfetti Jr., had sent out a simple message on March 31 in advertisements announcing an additional contribution to the familys offer of a reward for information on the murder of their son, James Malfetti III, in his St. John apartment on January 18, 2014: they cant handle rewards over $2,500 and their rewards are only for arrest, not arrest and convic tion, Rosemary Malfetti wrote St. John Tradewinds. Crime Stoppers has asked us to withdraw their name and phone number from the ad. Rosemary and her husband, James Malfetti Jr., had sent out a simple message March 31 in adver tisements announcing an additional contribution to the familys offer of a reward for information on the murder of their son, James Malfetti III, in his St. John apartment on January 18. We have received a $5,000 donation from a resident of St John who wishes to remain anonymous, Rosemary and James Malfetti Jr. posted on the inter net. The initial $25,000 reward is from the family of Jimmy Malfetti, our justiceforjimmyteam. The total reward now stands at $30,000. Please help us with this message. The Malfetti family is now offering its $30,000 reward without the involvement of the national Crime Stoppers program. Objection to Size, T erms of Reward the lawyer for the Malfetti family, Nancy Lucianna of Fort Lee, NJ, contacted Atty. Alan B. Brown, the Civilian Coordinator for Crime Stoppers USVI, to inquire about updating the Crime Stoppers announce ment of their standard $2,500 reward for information on the Malfetti murder to include the familys $30,000 privately-funded award. Please be advised that I represent the family of Jim Malfetti, the young man who was murdered in St. John earlier this year, Atty. Lucianna wrote Atty. Brown on Monday, March 31. In reference to same, I am writing with regards to the recent $30,000.00 reward that was raised by the family for any informa tion leading to the arrest and conviction. It is my understanding that Crime Stoppers has not updated the information regarding the reward due tinued. If this is the case, please let me know what information is needed to proceed so that the informa tion may be included with Crime Stoppers. Cease at Once Atty. Brown responded to Atty. Luciannas e-mail a few hours later with a strong objection to the intion with the Malfettis. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards without the IRS 1099 requirement. This is a special exemption that was passed by the US Congress many years ago, Atty. Brown e-mailed Atty. Lucianna. Crime Stoppers USA and Crime Stoppers USVI are not going to do anything to Jeopardize that exemption as it is one of the main tools used to protect the anonymity of our Crime Stoppers Fund Balks at Large Reward AmountMalfetti Family Hopes $30,000 Reward Will Bring Information on Sons Murder tipsters. In the USVI our maximum, CASH, reward is $2,500, Atty. Brown continued. In addition, all of our rewards are for the arrest of a suspect, not the arrest and CONVICTION of a suspect. For details on how Crime Stoppers Works, please see our website at www. CrimeStoppersUSVI.org. In addition, about 37 minutes Continued on Page 22St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat
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St. John Tradewinds Transfer Day on St. John was commemorated by artists Janet Cook-Rutnik, William Stelzer and Transfer Project collaborator Professor Lori Lee from Randolph College, Virginia, and her American Culture students. The group installed images blown up from the 1918 Passport ID photos on the Fraser house in Cruz Bay just past the Lime Inn and Freds on Queens Cross Road. The goal was to relocate displaced people within a historic Virgin Islands community to evoke historical memory and criti cal thinking about the processes of migration and identity. These images cause one to consider the trajectories of these people; where were they going? Where were they coming from? And, why? How did the transfer of the islands from the Danish to the United States intersect with migration practices and identity politics? What became of these people? These artists and scholars seek answers to these questions and hope to generate dialogue with people living in the islands who have the answers. Similar images were also installed in a public art intervention in St. Croix last month in conjunc tion with the Transfer 2014/Crime Seen exhibition that opened at Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted on March 14. That public art intervention was initiated by Edgar Endress, La Vaughn Belle, and students in the Art Club at UVI STX. The Transfer Project has been ongoing for over 10 years and may be presented in St. Thomas next year. Each edition of the Transfer Project presents new ways of looking at the history and archived images from this pivotal period in Virgin Islands history through the prism of contemporary art meth ods. Collaborators from all three islands are planning for the 100th anniversary in 2017. For passport images visit www. transferproject.vi and also click to the link for the Transfer Project Book that documents some of the highlights from previous editions dating from 2005 through 2011, or go to http://www.scribd.com/ doc/212760308/Transfer-ProjectBook-n%C2%BA1-print-size. St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 5 Artists Commemorate Transfer Day in Cruz Bay St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Bill Stelzer Randolph College students take part in Transfer Day holding images of 1918 passport ID photos in Cruz Bay, above.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With an initial $5,000 donation already secured, Rotary Club of St. John members are hoping renovations to the dilapidated Coral Bay basketball court move more quickly than the eight years it took get an agreement to allow work on the land. Rotary Club member and Coral Bay Community Council President Sharon Coldren helped to hammer out an agreement between the Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference, which owns the property, T-Rex St. John LLC, which has a long-term lease for the property, and Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation which will oversee the project. The agreement is the culmina tion of years of work, dating back to 2005 when it was agreed that funds from that years Coral Bay Yacht Club Flotilla fundraiser would be used to refurbish the court, Coldren explained. CBCC has been working on this since 2005 when we had agreed to children of the school, said Coldren. We were literally at the point of executing the contract with the resurfacer when I got a phone call from T-Rexs attorney telling us we couldnt do it. The community was ready to do these repairs back then and at that time it wouldnt have cost as much money because it wasnt in such bad shape, she said. There people to use the court in horrible Now, instead of costing between $15,000 to $20,000, the project will cost between $40,000 and $50,000, Coldren explained. Planned renovations include resurfacing the court and the driveway, installing new baskets, repairing some fencing and install bleachers, according to Coldren. Lights on the court were recently installed thanks to a federal LED lighting grant last summer, the CBCC president added. The lights were redone under a federal grant this summer so thats an expense that is already done, she said. Well put a timer on the lights and try to get some smaller amenities too. The agreement allowing the renovations is between the Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, which is the government agency taking over management of the court, while the local Rotary Club is funding the project, Coldren explained. The Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation will manage the area, has agreed to continue to maintain it and has essentially taken over the liability, said the CBCC President. It notes in the agreement that Rotary Club is spending the money. The agreement is also an inter im agreement, Coldren added. As we all know, the develop ers have a 99 year lease for the land and the basketball court happens to be on part of that land, she said. This agreement, as we understand it, is the interim loca tion of the basketball court and in the agreement we understand that T-Rex is obligated to build another basketball court in another loca tion prior to any kind of demoli tion of this court. There will be no government funds used for this project, and John LLC and Moravian Church to donate to the project, Coldren explained. Rotary will be asking T-Rex and all potential developers that we know of in Coral Bay to step up with generous donations, she said. Rotary will also be asking the Moravian Church Conference and some of their lead members to step up with donations as well. And with the years it has taken just to get to this point, Coldren hopes to raise the $50,000 needed by the end of April. Its terrible that the court has been in such awful shape for years no and were hoping we get moving on this quickly, she said. Since the community has been working to get an agreement to years, we would really like it if those in our community who can help would make the fund raising very easy. Wed like the funds in place in 30 days so we can get moving on this. has been pledged by a Coral Bay homeowner, and former basketball player himself, Daniel Kane. Someone had to do something, said Kane. Some of this goes back to when I was a kid; we always had a basketball court and it was a great place to go hang out. I played all growing up and all through high school and into college. Basketball is a fabulous sport, Kane said. It teaches kids more than just basketball. Like how to 6 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 With First Donation Secured, St. John Rotary Club Hopes To Move Quickly on Coral Bay Basketball Court RenovationsContinued on Page 21St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott on renovations to the basketball court in Coral Bay, above. Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com WE HAVE FISH
St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Since taking over management of the Cruz Bay waterfront in December 2013, V.I. Port Authority ofcials restricted use of three of the seven parking spots available to the public. Most of the parking spaces at the Cruz Bay waterfront are open only to taxi drivers, leaving seven parking spots at the north end of the beach open to the public. During the weekend of March 29 and 30, VIPA installed two signs reading Loading and Unloading Only By Licensed Villa Company and marking off three of those seven spaces. the change of policy and got no public feedback about the new parking restrictions. At least several residents who frequent the waterfront area on a daily basis were not pleased with VIPAs new signs. I drop my kids off on the 7 a.m. ferry and I cant use this parking space, said one mother who was unhappy with VIPAs recent changes to the Cruz Bay waterfront. There are no villa people here at 7 a.m. picking up guests but I still cant use those spaces. Who is in charge down here anyway? Another resident questioned VIPAs authority to enforce parking regulations at the waterfront. Who around here can come up and give me a tick et, asked the resident. People come up and harass you but what is their authority. Governor John deJongh put VIPA in charge of the waterfront taxi operations in December 2013 after the now defunct St. John Taxi Association was evicted. VIPA initially announced changes to the waterfront taxi operations ranging from only allowing 20 taxi drivers to operate on any given day, creating a staging area at the Enighed Pond parking lot for taxis and charging anyone picking up guests at the waterfront a $10 fee. Since December none of those announced changes have been evident as operations at the waterfront seemed to continue as before VIPA took over. VIPA new parking restrictions or make a public announce St. John Tradewinds phone calls requesting comment on the new parking restrictions. Senator at Large Craig Barshinger has also been We asked VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe to supply us with a comprehensive plan for the water front, said Barshinger. Everyone wants to use that area and no one is really sure what the rules are. Were still waiting for a response; we have not received anything from VIPA about a plan for the waterfront. What we really want is not just a piecemeal approach, we want a comprehensive approach for the use of this area which is the nerve center of St. John, said the Senator at Large. VIPA should host a town meeting and listen to the residents of St. John about what they want to see at the Cruz Bay waterfront, Barshinger explained. I would encourage VIPA to have a meeting on St. John and request the use of the Legislature Building and discuss how we will collectively use this area, said Barshinger. Recognizing that there is a great deal of interest and a great deal of dissatisfaction, VIPA should come and do a lot of listening. Then they should formulate a plan that meets the needs of the residents of St. John.VIPA Restricts Three Parking Spaces on Waterfront To Villa Companies St. Ursulas Episcopal ChurchCruz Bay, St. JohnThe Rev. Canon Lionel S. RymerHoly Week & EasterSunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 13thHoly Eucharist with the Liturgy of the Plams at 9 a.m. At the Cathedral (St. Thomas) The Crucifixion by John Stainer, and other musical selections at 4 p.m. Monday in Holy Week: April 14thA Public Service of Healing at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Week: April 15thThe Way of the Cross at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Week: April 16thTenebrae at 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday: April 17thAgape Meal at 5:30-6:45 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the Foot-washing Ceremony at 7 p.m. Good Friday: April 18thThe Celebration of the Lords Passion at 12 Noon Holy Saturday: April 19thThe Great Vigil of Easter at 7 p.m. Sunday of the Resurrection: April 20thSolemn Eucharist of Easter at 9 a.m. For more information, call 340-776-6306 or 775-2497 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Three parking spaces were recently restricted for use by Licensed Villa Companies only at the Cruz Bay waterfront, above.
in Omaha, Nebraska, where she was an Outdoor Recreation Planner in the NPS Midwest Regional Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, and with the NPS Denver Service Center has collaborated on projects in Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone, Mount Rainier and Grand Canyon. Schaeffer has served as Acting Superintendent of Pecos National Historical Park near Santa Fe, New Mexico and as the Acting Chief of Facility Management for the Inter is what drew FitzGeralds attention, he explained. Jayne was acting chief of fadifferent times over the last 10 years and also acting superintendent in one of the parks in that region, said the VINP Superintendent. She understands how a park works and she understands the facilities side which is impor tant here. Most of our funding here comes in on the facility side and that is where we are most challenged. Schaeffer, who owns a share of a sailboat with her husband, will be visiting the island this month before moving to St. John in early May. Once she takes over as Deputy Superintendent, Schaeffer will be responsible for the VINPs day to day operations, FitzGerald explained. She will supervise all division chiefs in the park except the Chief of Concessions, he said. She will backstop me for pretty much everything. Each Superintendent treats the Deputy position differ ently. For some people its a dumping ground, said FitzGerald. My preference is she will have full authority to act as me. Thats how my boss treated me and we got along great. Having such an important position empty for three of the VINPs busiest months of the year, has not been easy, FitzGerald added. Were really looking forward to welcoming Jayne here, he said. I dont know what weve been doing without a Deputy Superintendent. We need the help a lot. Shes going to be able to help us in a lot of ways, said FitzGer ald.8 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 Meet The Team: Ms. Jayne SchaefferNational Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Park Roads & Parkways Program www.nps.gov/transportation 1Jayne Schaeffer is the Trans portation Program Manager for the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service. Other than a brief hiatus to nish her graduate work in Landscape Architecture, she has worked with the NPS since 1982. VINP Superintendent FitzGerald Selects New Second in CommandBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Three months after the retire ment of V.I. National Park Deputy Superintendent Mike Ander son, VINP Superintendent Brion FitzGerald recently chose his second in command. From a pool of 16 applicants, FitzGerald selected Jayne Schaeffer of Colorado to be the new VINP Deputy Superintendent. Schaeffer brings years of facilities manage ment experience as well as glowing references from associates in Im really happy to have Jayne coming here, said FitzGerald. She had excellent references respected her work ethic and her knowledge. She has the ability to get a group of people together to resolve an issue and do it in an efSchaeffer will be moving from Golden, Colorado to St. John this VINPs number two in command. She is leaving her current position as Transportation Program Manager for the National Park Ser vices Intermountain Regional Ofparks with project development, funding and technical expertise for transportation facilities in the eight state region. Originally from Minnesota, Schaeffer earned her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University and earned a masters degree from University of Cali fornia, Berkeley. She began her NPS career in 1983 as a seasonal employee at Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York Harbor. manent position at the Statue by taking a clerk-typist position there. She met her future husband, Skip, Jayne Schaeffer was selected to be the new VINP Deputy Superintendent. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat a crew painted cross walks, directional arrows and striping around the Cruz Bay Roundabout and on Southshore Road at the wastewater treatment plant intersection.
cock. I dont usually like to choreograph to them, but this song was different. I really liked this song and I thought Id like to do something with it. Woodcock enlisted her husband marine biologist Jeff Miller as a dance partner for the number, which is set to Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. I asked Jeff, who is not a dancer, to take part in the dance and he said yes, Woodcock said. So were all in for a treat. Woodcock will also be reprising her four short dance numbers from the recent Caribbanese II Interiors show. The show focused on the interplay between Caribbean and Japanese aesthetics with a look at interiors which sent Woodcock thinking about matters both emotional and tangible. For two of the dances I did fans and mosquitoes for Caribbean and Japanese interiors and for the other two they were more about emotional interiors, said the dancer and choreographer. One related to slavery and the other is about the importance of the child. From the modern and abstract to emotional spoken word, original songs on piano and knock-out vocal performances, the SJSA Faculty Concert will be a night to remember. People should come out to the faculty concert because its going to be a good time, said Wild. Were going to have so many different performances from one extreme to the other. Youre going to like something. nale that promises to be a crowd favorite, but is being kept under wraps, Wild added. I dont want to give anything away, but its going to be a lot of fun, she said. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling (340) 779-4322. Or buy tickets online at www. stjohnschoolofthearts.orgSt. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 9 Sunday 10am HAWKSNEST BEACH facebook Freshwater Church St. John USVITerry Lansdale, Pastor 340.514.6578(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE) By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Get ready for a night of music, dance and song as the teachers at St. John School of the Arts take the stage on Tuesday evening, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. The SJSA Faculty Concert is sure to impress and entertain with instructors showcasing their guiword, drumming, violin, singing and dancing skills and more. The evening will feature the talented Eddie Bruce, Jude Woodcock, Shikima Jones, Karen Samuel, Kim Sammartano, Mike Sorzano, Drapes Jensen, Alesia Georgiou, Luba Dolgpolsky, Jeune Provost, Abigail Rene, Kazumi Schaub and Kim Wild with special guests. Anyone who attended last years SJSA Faculty concert will recall a night of high energy and inspiring performances with one highlight being Shikima Jones bring-downthe-house rendition of Tina Turners Proud Mary, with Wild and Woodcock shimmying as back-up dancers. The trio will be back again this year with Jones singing an Aretha Franklin number sure to get the crowd going once again. Last years faculty concert was sold out so residents are encour aged to get their tickets early, explained SJSA Executive Director Kim Wild. We had a full house last year so people should get their tickets early, said Wild. Parents of SJSA students are encouraged to attend the faculty concert and bring along their children who will gain free admittance, Wild added. We have 10 free student seats for a child who comes with a paying adult, she said. It would be great if some parents came out to see their childrens teachers. of whom work at SJSA part time cert is a testament to the facultys dedication to providing arts education to St. John students, Wild explained. We are a really busy faculty, she said. Many of our instructors are part-time so its hard to get everyone together and get this whole show working. But everyone is really excited about doing the show again because it was a lot of fun last year. For Kim Sammartano, who has the fall, SJSA is an important avenue for offering arts education at an affordable price, she explained. I was seven and I used to teach years ago, said Sammartano. I like teaching at the arts school because classes are affordable and there are not a lot of things that are affordable here. Its important for kids to be able to have arts education and making it affordable is key. The SJSA faculty concert will give the public a chance to appreciate the talented instructors at the Cruz Bay arts school, Sammartano explained. People should come out to the faculty concert because its a chance to see some very talented musicians and wonderful teachers, she said. Another of the evenings highlights is sure to be several dance numbers choreographed by SJSA tumbling instructor Jude Woodcock, a former member of the ground-breaking Pilobolus dance troupe. Woodcock was inspired to choreograph a number for the SJSA Faculty Concert after hearing a pop song while visiting family in Missouri, she explained. I heard this really pretty song that I liked and Im not usually drawn to pop songs, said WoodISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. 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By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds When paperwork got held up in February for the treatment of Scott Capt. Scotty Chamberlain, a homeless man on St. John with serious health issues, the Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services stepped in and called Kathleen Elliott. came to Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas as a travel ing technician in 2010 and, after she left in people get back to the states with their travel paid for by a V.I. government program. This time, Elliott crossed paths with another good samaritan, Nora Nainani, an Irish woman working with Natures Way health food store in The Marketplace on St. John who had Scotty admitted to the Schneider Regional Medical Center and was trying to get him out of the U.S. Virgin Islands for further treatment They said When can you come get Scott?, Elliott said of her initial contact from the agency. Elliott had met Capt. Scotty when she worked with the homeless on St. Thomas before he came to St. John and tried to convince him to come to the states then. He said No. Im going to die on St. John, Elliott recalled. A friend on St. John had been keeping tabs on Capt. Scotty for Elliott and reported when he was hospitalized on St. Thomas in February, Elliott said. They took really good care of him unfortunately they released him and (the St. Thomas shelter) wouldnt take him. Elliott said. Good Samaritans Brought T ogether Thats when Kathleen met Nora Nainani, an Irish woman working on St. John who, before getting Capt. Scotty admitted to Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center, had helped get him transported from the Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay and admitted to the St. John Myrah Keating Smith Clinic. The clinic, ironically, was named after the to be in the same park where Capt. Scotty had been dying. The St. John clinic released Capt. Scotty after one night, and Nainani worked through the government health care system to get him admitted to Schneider hospital. Then, Elliott received a call from St. Thomas health ofI never talked to Nora until I came to pick up Scotty, Elliott said. to readmit Scotty to the hospital, governhim off their hands. Did they want Scotty out of there? You betcha, Elliott told Tradewinds. Because there is only so much they can do. The hospital is limited in what it can do. They end up dying on the streets. Its not the fault of anyone. They said on Thursday We are going They bent over backwards for Scotty pureeing his food he has no teeth. Elliott also singled out Delta Airlines for their service to Capt. Scotty. Delta, they treated him with respect, Elliott said including helping Scott, who could not walk at the time, onto the plane with a lift. Capt. Scotty is now using a walker. (See related story on next page.) W ork with Homeless for Good Things Elliott got deeply involved working with the homeless of St. Thomas through the Frederick Lutheran Church, she said. I started working with the homeless on Saturdays, Elliott explained. During the week I volunteered at the Salvation Army. There happened to be a group of homeless people that stuck together for safety, recalled Elliott who said they let her come to the abandoned villa at top of Garden Street where they were living. I asked them what she could do to help them. brought them water, Elliott said. Thats how it all started. Next thing I knew I was taking care of them. with Adrian, Elliott recalled. They asked me why I was doing it. How else are you going to know that Jesus loves you, I told them. When their abandoned house was reclaimed and they were evicted, some ended up on the bleachers, some at Emancipation Gardens, Elliott recalled. Id bring them a pot of coffee and Mcpots of coffee, she said. They always knew I was going to preach a little, Elliott acknowledged. What was so cool was that they let me into their world. God gave me such love that I knew this was what I needed to do, she said. Thats how it all started. I was on the back streets of St. Thomas, she recalled I got to see what people less. Finding and Using Limited Help When Elliott approached the Department of Human Services for help back then, she found it in the form of the little-known people out of the territory the same fund U.S. homeless people off island, she said. They said We cant do it, but you can. Elliott ended up using the Human Ser vices program, and her own money, to move to a ministry-run shelter in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I was a little bit naughty, Elliott said relocated. God was so good. I gave them each $20 to take a taxi to the shelter from 10 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. 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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While the crowd was not huge, John Blues Blowout were treated to a night of top-notch music while raising awareness, and some money, for a great cause on March 29. It was really exciting, said Blues Blowout organizer Ronnie Klingsberg, who hosted the concert with Ian Samuel. I was very happy and Ian was over the moon. It really exceeded our expectations in every way except for the turnout. We would have loved to have more people, but the night was really great and I think we raised a lot of awareness about St. John Rescue, Klingsberg said. While organizers were still tal lying the amount of money raised for St. John Rescue as of press time, Klingsberg and Samuel were already busy planning next years concert. ond annual St. John Blues Blowout, said Klingsberg. I heard Ian telling someone already its on March 28, which is the last Satur day of the month in 2015. So now we have to do it. Klingsberg, a long-time blues lover and harmonica player who met T.C. Carr at a harmonica geek workshop in Tampa, had been toying with the idea of hosting a blues festival for a few months. But it was an accident which sent Samuels 13-year-old daughter to the hospital which inspired the two to get moving and donate all proceeds to St. John Rescue. Ian was zipping around St. Thomas with his daughter and someone was texting on their phone and T-boned their car, said Klingsberg. It was horrible. He was able to get out of the car but his daughter was trapped inside. Police, EMTs, no one could get her out. They had to wait 45 minutes before St. Thomas Rescue showed up and cut her out of the vehicle, Klingsberg said. She ended up with a broken thigh bone and had to get a metal bar put in her leg. After that accident, Samuel, who has experience hosting concerts, jumped on board with the idea of a St. John Blues Blowout with all proceeds going to St. John Rescue. Ian said he was with me 100 percent and hed done a few festivals in the past, said Klingsberg. We wanted it to be a fundraiser and we knew we wanted it for St. John Rescue. We all depend on those guys and they dont get much government money at all. Even if we didnt raise a lot of money, we raised a lot of awareness about St. John Rescue, he said. A lot of people thought they get all this government funding, but thats not true. With T.C. Carr already on board, donations, Klingsberg and Samuel and pull the million strings together in a few shorts months. They were introduced to Paul Benjamin, who hosts the North Atlantic Blues Festival and had worked on St. John Blues Festivals with Steve Simon, and the trio got to work. Pauls experience was amaz ing and he found us the three other acts, said Klingsberg. I think he were going to pull it off, but he had a great time. He wants to do it again next year too. The show featured four differ ent types of blues: the harmonica heavy Florida blues man T.C. Carr; the smooth Mississippi blues of Johnny Rawls; the high energy Kansas City stylings of Samantha Fish; and the rock-tinged blues of Canadian Anthony Gomes. While Klingsberg plans to change up a few things before next years concert, he promised that there will be a Second Annual St. John Blues Blowout. This was a great event and although I didnt put any money in my pocket, what I got out of it was the satisfaction of putting on a good show, said Klingsberg. Its amazing how many people reached out to us afterward. I think people were surprised by the quality of the sound and the professional performances. I want to double the crowd for next year, he said. I think some people were skeptical or they didnt know it was going on. Next year well get the word out early and people will know what to expect now. Klingsberg still has St. John Blues Blowout T-shirts for sale with proceeds going to St. John Rescue; stop by Ronnies Pizza at the Boulon Center to buy one.12 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Ronnie Klingsberg, above right, enjoys the St. John Blues Blowout. Family Resource Centers Women of Worth (WOW) Lunch Series is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, from 12:30 to 2 p.m on St. John. The guest speaker will be Shaun Pennington, President of Rotary Sunrise, who will deliver information on empowerment, communication skills, self-advocacy and more. WOW has proven to be a source of comfort, empowerment and education for women and meets monthly. A light lunch will be provided. Call 340-514-1823 for more details and to register for the WOW St. John lunch. WOW Lunch Set for Tuesday, April 15 Ruby Rutnik Scholarhip Applications Available; Deadline Set for May 15The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund, Inc. scholarship applica tions are now available for the 2014-2015 school year. This year two $2,500 annual awards are being offered to two qualifying St. John females whose families or selves have resided on St. John accredited college or university. Applications may be picked up at Connections in Cruz Bay (776-6922) or Coral Bay or by contacting the Rutniks at 693-8069. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2014. Notice will be given on or before June 5, 2014. Applications are also available at Gifft Hill School or by call ing Beth Jones at 776-1730. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund and the Rutnik family wish to thank the community for their continued support of this Scholar ship fund established in 1997 in memory of their daughter, Ruby Rutnik.JFLI Anniversary Party April 19The Johns Folly Learning Institute will be celebrating its 18th Anniversary on Saturday, April 19, starting at noon, at the JFLI building. The guest speaker will be Delegate to Congress, and candidate for governor, Donna Christensen. All are welcome. St. John Blues Blowout Organizers Promise Show W ill Be Back and Better Wagapalooza Set for Saturday, May 10The Animal Care Center of St. John will have its annual spring p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Show classes to be announced shortly. All St. John schools are invited to participate in the dog-themed poster contest. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 9. Please submit entries to BJ Har ris via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The class with the winning entry will be awarded an ice cream party. Financial Literacy Workshop April 9The Government Employees Retirement System invites its members to participate in a Financial Literacy Workshop on Wednesday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the GERS Conference Room on St. Thomas. The objective of this workshop is to empower participants to selves by means of education. Participants will engage in a handson session where they will have an opportunity to assess where they are today, explore investment options, look at the impact of For more information or to pre-register, call 776-7703 extension 4202 or 4120 or email email@example.com with the words Financial Literacy in the subject line. Registration deadline is Friday, April 4.
St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 13 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With its very own bulkhead sandy beach area, youll surely away from the breath-taking views at V.I. Friendship Villa. This six bedroom, six a half bathroom, Great Cruz Bay home offers the best of Caribbean living and is for sale for $4.9 million, explained Holiday Homes of St. John sales associate Abigail Schnell OConnell. All the key elements of a superb vacation villa can be found at VI Friendship Villa, said OConnell. The home is nestled on a 0.86acre lot on a hillside overlooking Great Cruz Bay and is just a few minutes outside of Cruz Bay. The alabaster beaches of the islands North Shore are only a short drive away as well. But with six bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath, an inyour own sandy beach, you just might not want to leave the comforts of V.I. Friendship Villa. Taking clear cues from the boats bobbing on their moorings in Great Cruz Bay below, V.I. Friendship Villa incorporates contemporary architecture with a distinctly Youll surely spend countless days lounging by the refreshing swimming pool as you soak up those jaw-dropping water views. V.I. Friendship Villa is perched cliff-side along the waters edge of Great Cruz Bay with stunning views of the south shore and beyond, said OConnell. On cool evenings, take a dip in the hot tub, which cascades right Or stretch out on a lounge chair your own private beach area. Just below the pool level is a sandy beach area which is perfect for getting your feet sandy without even getting into the vehicle, said OConnell. Six Queen Bedrooms six equally-sized, air-conditioned queen bedroom suites each with its own private balcony and specious en-suite bathrooms. The great room includes a comfortable living area and an openplan kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. An indoor dining area is just a few steps away and is ideally situated for entertaining guests. The home also boasts a fully equipped gym and a game room, sure to keep the young, and youngat-heart alike, entertained for hours, OConnell explained. The air-conditioned game room provides built-in fun with a pool table, ping pong table, custom made bistro game tables and Holiday Homes of St. John sales associate. While the entire home is beauti ful, the main draw of V.I. Friendship Villa, however, is found just outside the oversized glasspaneled doors of the great room, OConnell explained. Oversized glass-paneled doors fold to one side, opening up the indoors and lead out to the heart of edged pool, built-in hot tub, a sunning area, bar and outdoor grill, she said. A short staircase descends from the pool and sun deck area to the bulkhead sand beach This luxury villa offers it all; high quality waterfront living with comfort, amenities and a birds eye view of your boat in the harbor below, said OConnell. For more information about V.I. Friendship Villa, call OConnell at Holiday Homes of St. John at (340) 776-6776 or on her cell at (340) 998-1934. Enjoy Luxurious Living with Nautical Flair at V.I. Friendship Villa PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FATTY here is about 4-years-old and would probably do best as a single cat. He can by shy sometimes but has a loving disposition. Consider giving Fatty a loving home. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Views abound, above left, at V.I. Friendship Villa perched on Great Cruz Bay, above right.
14 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 St. John Tradewinds Lyle Divinsky, a rising star in New York City music scene, and his band of brothers, Max Cantlin, guitar/vocals, Colin Windsor, bass, and Dan Boyden on drums, the heart of Model Airplane, are bringing soul, funk, and good vibes to the paradise island of St. John for four days in April. Shows are scheduled for April 10 at Miss Lucys: from 5 to 9 p.m.; April 11 at Woodys Seafood Saloon: from 9 to 12 p.m.; April 12 at Concordia Cafe from: 6 to 9 p.m.; and April 13 at Skinny Legs from 6 to 9 p.m. How can you sing about love and happiness when youre still freezing? asked Divinsky, a Maine-born soul-singing, songslinging Brooklynite. Its time to get out! The rest of his band agreed whole-heartedly, and they immediately bought their tickets to paradise. Living in Big Apple for less than four years, Divinsky has already grown into a soul power house, quite literally taking his music from the bottom to the top, playing all across the NYC subways as he become more and more well known above ground with clubs and musicians. Lyle has already shared the stage with legends of the past and present. He has played with members of The Headhunters, Soulive, Lettuce, The Meters, Stevie Wonders Band, Michael Jacksons Band, Beyonces Band, John Sco& The Family Band and Allen Stone. Lyle has consistently sold out club venues all along the east coast, has had radio play all around the northeast, has played festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, and has independently sold over 5000 copies of his debut full-length album Traveling Man (June new album that features some of the most celebrated musicians in modern soul (to be released in the fall 2014). With a voice that silences a room and a band that grooves so hard theyve been called photosky and Model Airplanes music is sure to put any and everyone in a good mood.L yle Divinsky and Model Airplane Bring Soul from NYC to Island GigsLyle Divinsky and his band of brothers are on St. John this week. St. John Singers Spring Concerts April 11 and 13 St. Thomas: April 28, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. University of the Virgin Islands Administration & Conference Ctr. St. Croix: April 30, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. University of the Virgin Islands North West Wing Great Hall University of the Virgin Islands The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) and the Virgin Islands Autism Network (VIAN) 7th Annual Autism Conference Somer Bishop, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain Ann W. Cox, Ph.D., Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina and Co Principal Investigator/Director of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders REGISTER ON LINE AT: http://events.viucedd.org For more info call: 340 -693 1173 or 340 -776 -9200 ext. 2334 (STT) 340 -692 -4266 (STX) You are cordially invited to: The J F olly Learning I nstitute s 18th A nniversary Celebration Saturday April 19th, 2014 12:00 pm 14 C St. John, V.I. The Honorable Donna M. Christensen United States Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Paul Monteiro Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Visit the Institute at johnsfolly.org St. John Tradewinds The St. John Singers will present a spring concert on Friday, April 11, 7:30 pm at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral Bay. The admission charge is $15. The community choir, which includes singers from both St. John and St. Thomas under the direction of Janice Ballard, will perform a program of diverse choral works. Musical genres represented include classical, spirituals, jazz, and folk and traditional songs from Hungary and South Africa. Andrew Bowers, baritone, will be the featured guest vocal artist for the performance. A native of South Carolina and resident of St. Thomas since 2000, Drew will be familiar to many audience mem bers for his roles in numerous local productions at the Reichhold Center for the Arts (The King and I, The Sound of Music) and Pistarckle Theater (All Night Strut, Putting It Together, Smokey Joes Cafe). Mr. Bowers holds degrees in music and theater from the University of South Carolina and has per formed extensively with professional theater and choral groups in Charleston, SC and Atlanta, GA. Locally, he has also been a featured soloist with the Caribbean Chorale and the St. Thomas Reformed Church, as well as performing standards, jazz and showtunes in more casual venues. Drew will sing the Madamina aria from the Mozart opera Don Giovanni, along with art songs and spirituals. He will also perform, with the choir, music from George Gershwins American opera Porgy and Bess and Oscar Petersons jazz composition Hymn to Freedom. The spring concert will be accompanied by Dr. Elaine Walters, a resident of St. Maarten. Dr. Walters earned a Masters degree in Piano and a Doctorate in Organ Performance from Rice University in Houston, Texas. As a professional accompanist, Walters has played for several elite choral associations including the United Nations Choir, the Texas Master Chorale, and the Houston Choral Society. Concert venues have included Carnegie Hall in New York City, Chicago Symphony Hall, and St. Francis of Assisi in Italy.
St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 15 St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands National Park and the Friends of V.I. National Park are excited to announce this years Earth Day events.The fun starts with the 2014 Earth Day Environmental Fair which is scheduled for Friday, April 25. The fair will be held once again at the National Park Ball Field in Cruz Bay, St. John from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year, ocean/reef exhibits, activities and presentations will be included as a marine component to the Earth Day Fair. The Waste Management Authority will also be co-hosting the third annual Litter Stomp Parade from Julius E. Sprauve School to the fairgrounds starting at 8:45 a.m. The Friends goal is to educate, inform, and inspire V.I. youth and the community on the importance of preserving and protecting our land and marine environments. The events are free and open to the public, and all St. John schools and families are invited. Last year over 500 St. John students attended the Earth Day Environmental Fair. This event is a great way to teach V.I. youth about the environment and issues that are a threat to our islands. It is also an excellent opportunity to expose St. John students, who generally dont have the ability to attend fairs in St. Thomas, to important environmen tal programs on other islands. Island wide beach clean-ups will be happening throughout Earth Week as participants of the Friends Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program are asked to remove debris from their adopted beach/trail as part of an island-wide cleanup. The Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program encourages volunteer groups to adopt a site and become responsible for keeping it clean. Volunteers are needed. Those interested in volunteering can call Karen Jarvis at (340)779-4940. St. John Tradewinds Lindsey Chabot cooks up delectable vegetarian food each Thursday evening at Pickles in Paradise. Stop by after 5:30 p.m. to enjoy dishes like Indian spiced dahl, mini falafels with lemon garlic hummus and yogurt mint sauce, herb pesto zucchini spirals with arugula and mustard vinaigrette and harissa spcied ratatouille with tumeric herb rice and mixed greens.Friends of the Park T o Celebrate Earth Day 2014!St. John Tradewinds Police on St. Thomas arrested Rosemary Sauter-Frett after she was extradited back to St. Thomas to face charges of Obtaining Money By False Pretense, Embezzle ment By Fiduciaries and Operating a Criminal Enterprise. The suspect was arrested just before 10 p.m. on April 3. The arrest stems from charged levied by the VIPD in February 2010 when investigation revealed that she bilked her real estate customers of more than 3 million dollars. in 2010 and was recently located living in San Diego. Sauter-Frett was held on a one million dollars bail and remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.Rosemary Sauter-Fret
It was with great sadness that I read about the Senates approval of the Coral World Plans for keeping captive dolphins, especially in this time of enlighten ment as to the needs of wild animals. Whether captive bred or not, they are still wild animals with natural instincts to remain with their families, to hunt together, play together, mate and rear their young. They have been proven to be self-aware, a characteristic that was previously only attributed to human beings. They have individual language, another trait previously attributed only to humans. Romania is considering a law that would recognize dolphins as non-human persons because they have large brains, problem solving skills, emotions and individual personalities and the law would prohibit the keeping any dolphins captive. Many other progressive, empathetic cultures are turning away from keeping wild animals captive for of it. Do we in the Virgin Islands want to show the world we are taking a step backwards in what should be the goal of becoming a leading advocate for the protection of any and ALL marine life? Or recognized as having the attitudes of a 3rd world country. Public awareness of the crime of keeping these injust today: SeaWorld Attendance Drops 13% as Blackstone Cuts Stake By Christopher Palmeri Apr 2, 2014 8:35 PM ET SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) posted a 13 percent drop in attendance at its theme parks as shareholder Blackstone Group LP continued to reduce its stake in the company. and at least nine prominent out of concerts that had been scheduled to begin next month at SeaWorld Orlando. Several of the artists also publicly condemned SeaWorld and killer-whale captivity. What they do at SeaWorld is not OK, singer Willie Nelson said during an interview with CNN. If we allow this dark ages plan it will give the Virgin Islands a black eye with environmentalist, nature lovers, marine enthusiast and many others in the general public who are concerned about dolphins and other large marine mammals. The backlash of this may mean that people will choose to GO ELSEWHERE for their vacation because of the dolphinquarium. I know Id seriously consider it. We must curb this outdated thinking which means money in the pockets of a few people but stressful lives for these intelligent, wild animals. I ask people to write the governor at http://www. governordejongh.com/contact/index.html and protest the senates decision. Respectfully, Barb Crites St. John, VI16 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 Homicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 3rd Degree Burglaries: 23 Grand Larcenies: 68 Rapes: 1 Homicides: 1 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 3 Grand Larcenies: 13 Rapes: 2 Letters To St. John TradewindsDeath comes to all, young and old. Whether its through natural or unnatural events, our lives are measured in Gods time. For him, a day is like a thousand years. For us, the time never seems right to let a loved one go. Some say it is too soon and others say that they have lived a long life. How do you ease the pain after all these years? The memories of their laughter, smile, quotes, likes, travels and on and on. It seems like only yesterday that they were here telling a joke or sharing a meal. Those of us left behind grieve over not having spent more time together. Others are glad for the time they shared. Whatever your interaction with a loved one or friend, today is the day to say I love you again. The Bible says Teach us to number our days so that we may gain a heart of wisdom. It would be wise of us to put aside guilt, pain and regret in order to build a more meaningful relation ship. Offer forgiveness and forgive others if thats what it takes to heal the wounds. Spend more time holding hands, conversing on real issues and being more open. Life is too short to continue playing games. We do not know when this life will end. We only know how we can spend it. Live well, Emmanuel PrinceI just read your article about Caneel Bay. We love Caneel Bay and want to do what ever we can to ensure Caneel will be there for people to enjoy for many many years to come. What can we do to help this along? While we love it dearly we feel it may be time for some upgrades. Possibly solar panels on the roofs. Some upgrades to the buildings but still keeping with the laid-back splendor we love. Wondering should we contact the Sec. of the Dept. of Interior Ms. Jewell? a Facebook page? How can we help? Peter Benson Barboursville, VA
St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 17 Letters To St. John TradewindsCrime Stoppers, historically, has offered cash rewards to persons who anonymously provide crimesolving information which leads to an arrest and indictment for felony offenses.1 The top reward was $1,000, with lesser rewards being designed by the Crime Stoppers corporations board of directors on a case by case basis. Today, more than thirty (30) years since the inception of Crime Stoppers, many, if not most, Crime Stoppers organizations still hold to the $1,000 maximum. This article is not an effort to dicker over subtle or small exceptions which result in a reward being offered that is in excess of $1,000. For example, your author does not get upset over $2,000 being offered in a double-homicide case. In fact, it is not the occasional $2,500 or $5,000 that makes the blood pressure hit the 200 mark. Rather it is the Crime Stoppers reward or the acquiescence and facilitation of even larger rewards which are sometimes referred to as supplemental, extra, outside, or by my term: excessive, which creates concern. There is a perception, if not a belief, that since the value of the United States Dollar is worth so much less today than it was in 1976 when Crime Stoppers was created, that the size of the top end rewards in Crime Stoppers must be increased. Yes, the dollar is worth less today. No argument there. However, reported statistics indicate that programs offering and paying no more than $1,000 for rewards are continuing to attract attention and entice informants to contact Crime Stoppers. Nor are there any statistics to indicate that offering a larger reward solves more cases or solves them more quickly. Yes, the larger, ridiculously large rewards do occasionally get a bit more attention, but they can also cause a lot of problems. The purpose of this article is to raise the level of awareness of Crime Stoppers organizations to the various problems which can be avoided by not offering or aiding others in offering large rewards through Crime Stoppers. To streamline what would otherwise be a volumi nous article, consider the follow list of problems with large rewards: Paying larger rewards may drive-up the street price of informants information. Smaller Crime Stoppers programs in neighbor ing communities may fold and cease operations if they cannot compete with the higher rewards. potential contributors to Crime Stoppers believe that Crime Stoppers is spending money frivolously. tial contributors to Crime Stoppers believe that Crime Stoppers has more money than it knows what to do with (even if Crime Stoppers was only facilitating a reward put up by another). Minority members of the community may be offended when rewards are standard when a minor ity was the victim, but excessive when the victim sult, minorities may decide not to serve on Crime Stoppers boards, not to donate money, and not to communicate tips. Thinking that a reward of $1,000 may increase with the passing of time until it reaches the size of previous large rewards, an informant may delay in communicating the tip. In the meantime, evidence may be lost or the information die with the would-be informant. The larger the reward, the more suspect the informants credibility becomes when there is a motive to fabricate. In a borderline case when a judge must decide whether an informants identity must be disclosed, the judge may be inclined to order disclosure if the reward is large.2A greedy informant, impressed with the programs ability to offer large rewards, might keep calling back to demand an even larger reward.3A judge might order the disclosure of Crime Stopcontributors and amounts contributed in order to ascertain whether a change of venue is necessary due to the degree of prejudice against the accused as evidenced by the large number of contributors 4A large reward, unlike a $1,000 one, may make it more likely that an attorney will accept a contingent fee and represent a claimant who wants to sue for breach of contract for failure to pay the reward. A large reward, unlike a $1,000 one, may make cially worth the risk of disclosing his/her identity 5The larger the reward, the more likely that there will be multiple claimants and litigation.6If a Crime Stoppers program pays a large reward put up by someone other than a charitable, nonreporting of the transaction to the Internal Revenue Service with a 1099 Form containing the informants name and Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID, and if the recipient is unknown, then a percentage of the reward must be withheld and sent to the IRS.7Facilitating large reward payments of funds actu ally provided or earmarked by others will jeopardize the Crime Stoppers corporations 501 (c ) (3) tax-exempt status.8Facilitating the payment of large rewards of others may cause Crime Stoppers to be named as a party defendant if the person or group offer ing the supplemental reward fail to pay, or if the claimant believes that Crime Stoppers made the wrong determination or recommendation as to what payment should be made and to whom.9Facilitating large rewards paid by others may confuse the public about the terms and conditions Continued on Page 18
18 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 Letters To St. John TradewindsContinued from Page 17 The St. John Blues Society would like to thank: Bands: Johnny Rawls, TC Carr, Anthony Gomes, Samantha Fish, Paul Benjamin. Everyone Else who helped make it happen: John & Lee Fuller, BJ Harris, Margaret Merrill, Sharon Coldren, Lasse & Joveth Hiltunen, Karen Radtke, Dave Carlson, Cindy & Ralph Antolino, Alice krall, Patrick Pearson, Dale Miller, Ayn riehle, Stacey Ames, Dulcey Rood, Brion FitzGerald, Joan Bermingham, Gail Siart, Peter Fortunato, Dionne Wells, Alecia Wells, Leonice Sylvester, Margaret LaBrenz, Angela Coleman, Louie Sewer, Lonnie & Albert Willis, Peter Alter, ZoZos, Ronnie Lockhart, Merchants Market, Woodys Seafood, Cruz Bay Landing, Chelsea Drug Stores STT & STJ, St. John Hardware, Kilroys Laundry & Dry Cleaners, Waste Management, St. John Police, Connections Cruz Bay & Coral Bay, St. John Ice, Gecko Gazebo, Chuck & Tracey Ross, Crandell on St. John Property Management, Windspree Vaca tion Homes, Curtis Penn, Cool Breeze Car Rental, Shikima Jones, Jonathan Doran, Leona Smith,Hush nies Pizza, Bellows International, West Indies Cor poration. Thank you all! Ian Samuel and Ronnie the Pizza Man Klingsbergof the reward offers since Crime Stoppers pays for informa tion leading to arrest and indictment, while large rewards often require conviction. The amount of the loss is greater when an informant receives a large reward in advance, is required to testify, and 10 or fails to testify. The judges may lose patience with large rewards, consider the payment of enormous rewards to be outrageous governmental conduct and dismiss criminal cases.11Local programs/boards lose control if their policies are dicparticular reward, i.e. the Crime Stoppers program is avail able for rent or sale. Crime victims and their families, under great emotional distress, are further victimized, with the help of Crime Stoppers, if they are allowed to waste large sums of their money by offering and paying to supplement the $1,000 Crime Stoppers 12A reward may be so high that it tells a would-be informant NOT to give information because there is a great danger in coming forward and that the reward being paid is commen surate to the risk of retaliation. It is best not to emphasize the risk.13In spite of the above-cited reasons for not offering or facili tating large rewards, it is clear that the ill-advised practice will continue until many Crime Stoppers programs and law enforce lawsuit, having an unsuccessful prosecution or a conviction reversed upon appeal, or some other logical consequence of poor judgment. However, those who have suffered through such consequences and learned the lesson are always the loudest echoes of the authors constant message: Large Rewards: Not A Good Thing For Crime Stoppers. Richard W Carter Director of Legal Services Crime Stoppers of the United States of America, Inc. of an indictment. Rewards may also be paid by some programs for certain misdemeanor crimes, if the organizations board deems it appropriate and if allowed by the corporations governing documents. In cases involving children (juveniles) the functional equivalent of an indictment is the threshold. Occasionally, a reward is paid for recovered stolen property or seizure of contraband, if authorized and appropriate. 2 In Alaska, a $50,000 reward was a major factor in the judges decision to order disclosure. 3 In one Pennsylvania case, the caller was successful in having the reward increased to $100,000 4 In Louisiana, the trial judge ordered such due to a $30,000 reward. Fortunately, the order was reversed after an interlocutory appeal. 5 It harms Crime Stoppers reputations when informants are enticed or forced to disclose their identity. 6 In a Texas case, a $25,000 reward was large enough to cause six (6) claimants to reveal their identities and threaten to sue if each did not receive the entire sum that was offered. courts if they aid and abet another by handling the reward money for another who is not exempt from tax reporting. 8 The Treasury Regulation only exempts governmental entities and 501 (c) (3) organizations cumulative payments in a tax year). 9 This is an unreasonable burden and risk to be placed upon and accepted by the Crime Stoppers board comprised of citizen volunteers. really did not know anything. 11 This legal theory was mentioned in U.S. v. Gonzales, decided by the United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, on March 8, 1991. The informant was to be given a contingent fee reward up to 25% of the value of any forfeiture of drug-related assets, i.e. of $246,220 cash. 12 A brother and sister in Texas wanted to add $200,000 to a Crime Stoppers reward to help solve the murder of their parents. The $200,000 represented the entire estate of the deceased parents. A Crime Stoppers attorney, who shall remain anonymous, talked the pair out of throwing away their money, and the Crime was solved by Crime Stoppers for $1,000. 13 This is particularly true where the crimes are suspected to involve organized crime, powerful This is a touchy subject which caused me to think long and hard about how to approach. The unkept herd of sheep in Coral Bay is a problem. The animals are multiplying with no care and they suffer from neto this problem and help these feral animals. Coral Bays tradition of grazing animals is wonder ful. There are several herds of animals in Coral Bay whose owners steward responsibility. The animals peacefully chewing and wandering about help keep it funky out here in spite of all the development. These animals owners care about their four-legged creatures by giving them water, food, shelter and proper care. Keep up the good work. This practice makes Coral Bay special, sweeter. It reminds us of the past. As well as providing fresh, organic meat. All animals have a place here. If the Health Department had not put a stop to it, dogs would still be laying in the walkways of most establishments. Another tradition that makes Coral Bay great is the accepted tradition of Live and Let Live. We appreci ate differences. We are a caring community with an anything goes mentality (for the most part). We fundraise for sick friends. We have events to support our Guy Benjamin Elementary School and our Kids and the Sea program. We celebrate Labor Day as our own Mini Carnival. We help our neighbors. We give rides to strangers that need a lift to and from town. We are a good people who want to do the right thing an our part. dumb, dont mean any harm, just want to eat stuff. Short-harried sheep. Endlessly pregnant and hungry sheep. Sheep who limp around on three legs, wounds from vehicles, sores, bulging eye sockets, lost lambs crying for their mothers suffering. These are more and more common occurrences as this herd grows seemingly unchecked and uncared for. Where is our caring spirit when it comes to these animals? The National Park does its part when it comes to other animal populations. Donkeys, goats, deer, chickens, pigs, and mongoose. We have a shelter for cats and dogs. We sent a petition to block dolphin suffering at Coral World. These sheep are right in front of us and need our help. I think that many of us remain uninvolved because these animals are privately owned. If someone leaves a privately owned vehicle on the side of the road for too long, the government eventually does something about it. When people leave trash around, No tags means no shots, right? So these unattended sheep carry on nibbling grass and leaves. The church and the sheep eat and fertilize it with their bacteriariddled germs which cover the play ground where our precious little ones pay. These privately owned sheep are becoming a public problem. The population is growing unchecked and by all visible measure, they are feral and unattended. I think that it might soon be time to take a serious look at this massive herd of animals and consider what the consequences might be if we continue to ignore them. Im not sure what the answer is to the problem, to live more humane lives and I think its up to us to help. Lisa Nicewander ISLAND NOTES from the publisherStudents: Dont forget to apply for the Ruby Rutnik Memorial and St. John Club Rotary Scholarships. MN
St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 19 ObituariesSt. John Tradewinds Services were conducted Saturday, March 29, 2014, for Neal Ricardo Sprauve Sr., who died March 11, at the age of 54, in Florida. The service was at the Nazareth Luther an Church and burial was in the Cruz Bay Cemetery. Neal is survived by his mother, Delma R. Sprauve; wife Lidia Caraballo-Sprauve; daughters Neanna R. Sprauve, Shakwna Albert and Arlin Caraballo; sons Fernando Puerie, Nekhori and Nekwante Sprauve; sisters Delita Roberts-Sprauve, Clarice V. Sprauve; Eulalie Falu, Sonia M. Sprauve and Nealia F. Sprauve; adopted sister Donna L. Christopher-Charles; brothers Herman E. Sprauve Jr. and Glen M. Sprauve; and, Aunts Joan Sprauve-Ricci and Idalia Sprauve-Varlack; uncle Elroy Sprauve, Verne Sprauve and Liston Sprauve Sr.; nieces Desire Hendricks, Deverelle Jackson-Alfred, Dejenne Paul-Daniel, Laquelle Roberts, Ayana Falu-Menoit, Tishelle E. Knight, Kimberly Boyd, JoNique L. Clendinen, Glenda, Tara, Danielle and Diana Sprauve; nephews Llewellyn Roberts, Ian L. Simmons, Greg and Barry Morre, Shawn P. Frett, Richard L. and JoQuan E. Clendinen, Elvis, Osirus, Alfredo, Stanley, Kevin, Lamont, Rashard, Shamoi, Aeroshaun, Peter, Everard, Warren, Reese, Glen Jr., and Trevon Sprauve, Antonio Ramirez, Esau Thompson, Mario Jackson Jr. and Mariano Amaro; and, Grandchildren Josian Sprauve and Lya Ne Puerie; godparent Jewell Powell; godchildren Niesha Brathwaite, Shanda Brooks, Naomi Cagan and Darcaja Thomas; motherin-law Rosa Manzano and Eduviges Reyes; sisters-in-law Natividad Rodriguez, Vionge Avila, Cenia Ramirez and Celeste Ramirez; brothers-in-law Geraldo Avila, Diogene Ramirez, Guido Reyes, Vijilio Cordero, Maximo Avila; and, Friends Clara and Manny Kuvach; Reuben and Emily Meade and family; Alphanise, Rudelle and Cynthia Parsons and family; Myrna Herbert and family; U.S. Postal Service staff; Olga and Franc DeLeon; Jackie Sanatana, Ana Belen, Theresa Santana, Eddelmira Avila, Angela Hilario, Evelyn Pena-Felix, Yvette Delemos, Anna Penn and family; Liliam and Ada Manzano; also, Bernice Boynes; Bernard, Barbara, Beverly, Brenda and Helen Hendricks; Harriet Rhymer and family; Avis Brown; James Jr. and Joanna Boynes; Carl Parsons and family; Audrey Weston and family; Kermit Frett and family; the Rev. Brian E. and Helen Seymour and family; family of the late Claudia Lettsome; relativces Spaurves, Richards, Penns, Callwoods, Thomases, Blydens. Hedringtons. Joneses, Georges, Vanterpools, Testamarks, Creques, Faulkners, Chinnerys, Milliners, OConnors, Powells, Stevens, Flemings and Wesselhofts; also, Special thanks to Noel and Bernice Boynes and the Boyson Inc. staff, James and Joanna Boynes. Chris Roddy, Dr. Tzakis, Dr. Zerzos, Dr. Delia Barot, emergency Room staff at the Fort Lauderdale Cleveland Clinic, Stafford Dagou, Irvin Jones, Willis Fahie, Hurley-Davis Funeral Home, Hollywood Memorial Funeral Home, Berthill Teddy Thomas Jr., Esmie Callwood and Sylvia Thomas; and many loving relatives and friends. ORIGINAL LISTING COURTESY OF RICH GREENGOLD The live music scene on St. John is bigger and better than ever! supporting weekly live music for the season, there music this good in their stateside cities. 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 4-7 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan MONDAYS TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS 7-9 Banana Deck Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan FRIDAYS 7-9 Barefoot Cowboy T Bird Guitar Vocal 8-11 Beach Bar Flipswitch Rock SATURDAYS To be added to this live music schedule, the event must be a regularly scheduled event (sorry, no temporary performances), email firstname.lastname@example.org with: day, time, location, performer and style. NO PHONE CALLS.St. John Tradewinds The Kurt family sadly reports the passing of F. James Kurt. On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11 p.m. Jim went to sleep peacefully. He is survived of 60 years, by the Reverend Rachel H. Kurt, Ordained Minister of Education, West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church; by his son Lawrence Henry Kurt of East Haven, CT; and by his son David James Kurt of Cary, NC. Jim is also survived by his grandsons Daniel Kurt of Chicago, IL; and Christopher Kurt of Ansonia, CT; and granddaughter Sarah Johanna Kurt of Chapel Hill, NC. Great-grandchildren include Max Anthony Kurt of Ansonia, CT, and a great-granddaughter to be born in Chicago in July. Jim was predeceased by son Eagle Scout Franklin Thomas Kurt, II (USAF), a Vietnam casualty; and by Jim KurtContinued on Page 21
20 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885. T uesday, April 8 Join the St. John Historical Soceity for its next membership meeting on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church, where Virgin Islands National Park Archaeologist and Cultural Resource Manager Ken Wild will discuss recent VINP projects. Friday, April 11 Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11-Saturday, April 12 V.I. Audubon Society members are organizing a trip to Jost at once as they leave the colony in the early morning. Working with Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society member Susan Zaluski, Audubon members will spend Friday night, April 11, on Jost in order to meet their guides on Saturday morning, April 12, at 6 a.m. For more details email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, April 13 at Wesley Methodist Church, Tutu, Sunday afternoon, April 13 at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at 10 a.m., s at VIERS in Lameshur Bay for the topic: A Transformational Journey from the Heart.Come explore what sets this time apart from times past, and discover how to har ness the potential of the Aquarian Age. Bring a lunch and stay for a swim afterwards. Bring a lunch and stay for a swim afterwards. T uesday, April 15 Series is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, from 12:30 to 2 p.m on St. John. The guest speaker will be Shaun Pennington, President of Rotary Sunrise, who will deliver information on empowerment, communication skills, self-advocacy and more. A light lunch will be provided. Call 340-514-1823 for lunch location and to register. W edensda, April 16 The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting a Town Meeting style forum on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Guy Benjamin School, Rm. 6. Saturday, April 19 anniversary on Saturday, April 19, starting at noon, at the JFLI building. The guest speaker will be Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen. The St. John Singers will present two concerts to cel ebrate the spring season. Saturday, May 10 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis listened carefully to the concerns of more than two dozen iconic St. John safari taxis, like the ones pictured above on the Cruz Bay waterfront.Francis Promises Taxi Drivers Action on Rules Threatening Safaris GHS Elementary Soccer GamesThursday, April 10 Gifft Hill School vs. Montessori 2 @ HOME, 3:45 PM Friday, April 11 Gifft Hill School vs. Antilles @ HOME, 3:45 PM Friday, April 25 Gifft Hill School vs. Antilles 2 @ HOME, 3:45 PMSt. John Tourists Wont Ride in Taxi Vans The Taxi Commission is trying to force the taxi refuse to ride, according to the taxi drivers. Of the 157 taxi licenses on St. John only three are vans, according to one taxi driver. taxi van driver. The tourists are saying Please. I dont want to ride closed in. The tourists have no problem with safaris, he added. Its unfair to me. Safaris have been in operation for over 50 years. Check the record, another driver told Francis. There have been very few incidents. This is what the tourists want, another operator said. Tourists love them. It is my impression that the local government is trying to outlaw safaris, said taxi medallion holder Raphael Wesselhoft. It is unique to the island and we should do what we can to keep the uniqueness, said another taxi operator. As long as a taxi driver is operating in a safe manner I think we can continue to drive these safaris in a safe manner. Eventually were going to run out of used vehicles, said another taxi driver. Ive spent two months trying to buy a safari, another driver told Francis. They cant be replaced. Exporting Dwindling Supply of Safaris While St. John taxi medallion owners are looking for used safari bodies, they are being exported to the British Virgin Islands from the U.S. Virgin islands, We are exporting them, acknowledged St. Johnian Myrna George, an Assistant Director of the DMV. welders in the territory to complete the fabrication, George told Francis and the taxi drivers. We have no one in the territory that can certify a vehicle as complete, said DMVs George, who promised to contact U.S. truck manufacturers and remanufacturing in the territory. Its not impossible, but we dont have anyone loLimited Access to Taxi Licensing medallion owner who is a veteran in getting her son to be allowed to take the up coming licensing exam. Veterans and children of veterans who are already taxi medallion holders can take the licensing exam despite the continuing moratorium on taxi licenses for non-veterans. tion of the Taxi Commissions licensing rules which currently allow only military veterans and the chil dren of military veterans who own taxi medallions to sit for the taxi licensing exam. George reminded the St. John taxi drivers that she inherited a medallion from her late father in 2013 but is still waiting to be able to take the licensing test, to get a taxi operating license. Im the assistant director and I cant do it because there is a moratorium, she told the audience. The board (taxi commission) has the power that they can bring out policies. Francis, meanwhile, launched his gubernatorial campaign on St. John with a promise of action on the taxi issues. Its a hardship on the operators from what Im hearing, agreed Francis, who said he would be meet ing with the Chairman of the Taxi Commission on Friday, April 4. Were going to get to the bottom of what to do about getting members new safaris. I dont like to waste peoples time, Francis told the taxi drivers. I have a challenge before me and I guarantee its not going to take four years or four months. Continued from Page 3
St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 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) 642-3263his sister poet June Kim Kurt of NYC. Jim was born in New Haven, CT, on November 11, 1930, the son of Hank (USNAF) and Louise Kurt of Newton, MA, and Lloyd Harbor, Long Island, NY. In 1937, they moved to Long Island where Hank, an aeronautical engineer out of MIT, later became a project manager for the LEM lunar landing module at Grumman Aircraft Corporation. Jim attended Wesleyan University (CT) and joined the U.S. Naval Air Reserve serving in the tower at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn during the Korean War and later on the BARTU (Bureau of Aeronautical Reserve Training Unit) Board for the Navy in NYC. Jims grandfather, Franklin Thomas Kurt, was a graduate of Wesleyan became all male. Jim and Rev. Rae Kurt raised their three sons at Sachems Head, Guilford, CT, where Jim served on the planning and zoning board for the town and as president of the Jay Cees and commodore of the Sachems Head Frostbiters. They were members of the SHYC where they raced successive boats Pocket and Charmian, and the S&S Dolphin the Rachel K. He worked at Schellens-True Co. in Ivoryton, CT. When it was bought by Dana, Corp. of Toledo, OH, Jim was hired as Director of Planning for the Fortune 500 Corp. Jim was a Kiwanis Club president of Genoa, OH, when his wife was appointed pastor of the U.M. Church there. The Kurt family summers on Harbor Island, Brooksville, ME, for more than 100 years, spanning six generations. Jims grandfather was a founder of the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club. Jim was an active racing sailor, past commodore of the Coral Bay Yacht Club and enjoyed a quarter century of retirement sailing in and around St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. A memorial service will be held in Brooksville, ME, in August. Rev. Rae requests that congregations with whom they have wor shipped over the years sing Jims favorite hymn This is My Song (Tune = Finlandia) in memory of a kind and gentle friend. get along with people and how important team building is. The current state of the Coral Bay basketball court, with nets missing from the baskets and bleachers falling down, needs to be improved, Kane added. Ive shot baskets down at the court here and its just in terrible shape, he said. What was done in Cruz Bay was great and when I heard they could do the same thing out here, I said I would support it. Hopefully people follow my lead. The basketball court is even more important in Coral Bay because it is the sole sports facility in the area, Kane added. This is the only sports facility for children in Coral Bay, he said The notion of a vibrant, healthy community starts with the young and its good to drive by the court at night and see kids shooting around. We need to have a healthy environment for the kids. In addition to raising $50,000, Coldren also hopes to entice local contractors to help with the project, she added. Once the funding is in place were hoping that one or more of our lead contractors will volunteer their time this summer to do things like build the bleachers, Coldren said. The actual physical labor of putting in the fences and the bleachers is not much and tractors will step up and donate the time we need once we get the money to buy the materials. Kane and his wife Theresa have pledged $5,000 to the project and if the rest of the funds come through as expected, the project could be completed this summer, Coldren explained. We could have the project done no later than September, she said. It depends on how quickly we can raise the funds. Residents can make tax deductible donations to the Coral Bay basketball court renovations through the local Rotary Club. Checks should be payable to Rotary Club of St. John Foundation with Coral Bay basketball court in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Rotary Club of St. John, P.O. Box 710, St. John, VI, 00831; or dropped off at the Continued from Page 19Coral Bay Basketball Court RenovationsContinued from Page 6 the airport and not one of them bought a bottle instead! It was not a complete success, however. Bill lasted six months and Nick stayed on the street, Elliott acknowledged, adding that Phil later reunited with his family. Bruce and Brian have been drug free and sober for more than three years, Elliott added. Dying in Cold Stateside Things are not too much different for the homeless in the states, Elliott admitted. They die in the cold here, Elliott said. I had a call from the center (in the states) when I was in St. Thomas. They end up dying on the streets, she said of the homeless everywhere. Its not the fault of anyone. But Elliott, who is trying to get another assignment on St. Thomas as a medical lab technician, is not done with her work in the USVI. All these good things have happened, Elliott said. Has it been work on my part? Absolutely! I made a promise to myself not to let these people die on the street, said Elliott. Now, Kathleen has Nora as another ally in the islands to help her keep her promise to herself.Another Angel of Mercy Is Vigilant for Island HomelessContinued from Page 10 The pocket park in Coral Bay near Love City new signage and seating in the shade of towering trees.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat
22 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 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 Malfetti Family Hopes $30K Reward Will Bring Info on Sons Murder ago it was brought to my attention the justiceforjim myteam placed an ad in todays Virgin Islands Daily News that implys Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $25,000, Atty. Brown wrote in his e-mail to Mrs. Malfetti. This was done without our permission and needs to cease at once as it is jeopardizing not only our program, but all Crime Stoppers programs. Crime Stoppers Offers Malfettis Advice Atty. Brown offered the Malfetti attorney advice. nitely go through VIPD as they are the agency that is going to investigate this murder, Atty. Brown emailed Atty. Lucianna, the Malfetti familys attorney. Dont know if you are aware of it, but VIPD does have a reward fund for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a homicide suspect. I think the amount is $5,000. If you go through them, perhaps you will be able to combine the two rewards, Atty. Smith continued. In addition, they have the ability to move the tipster to the states with a new identity. It is also my understanding that the Commissioner has taken a direct interest in solving this murder so the family may want to contact him directly, the Crime Stoppers representative continued. Conversely, it is the opinion of Crime Stoppers USA that large rewards are not what brings in the needed information and, they may even reduce the chances of an arrest or a conviction If the family decides to proceed with the cur rent ad, then simply change the contact information in the existing ad to: If you know the whereabouts of these items or know information pertaining to his death PLEASE CALL MAJOR CRIMES AT 340642-8449, the Crime Stoppers attorney continued. If the family still feels the need to mention Crime Stoppers, Atty. Smith continued, based on what the ad is trying to do, I would add: If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Their cash reward is much less, but no conviction is required and you will remain anonymous. If it was my son that had been killed However, if it was my son that had been killed, and knowing that eventually the stolen property will surface or the killer will say something to someone, I would cancel the large reward and instead spend my resources on posters similar to the one attached coupled with a monthly ad in the local papers, and a personal appeal to the community via a radio talk show every other month, Atty. Smith suggested to the Malfetti family. I also think including the picture of Jimmy would be a positive. The Malfettis, meanwhile, are continuing their quest for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpetrators of their sons murder. Malfetti Family Thanks Supporters Thank you for your caring interest in our son Jimmys murder investigation, the family wrote in a public message. Jim and I are so grateful for the love, support and prayers we have received from the good people of St. John, the island our son loved so much. Please help us convey our gratitude to all those that have touched our lives with their messages of kindness and hope, Malfettis mother wrote. They have lifted our spirits and have brought us comfort. As parents, we are left with a gaping hole in our hearts for the loss of our only child whose life was snatched from us much too early, Rosemary Malfetti continued. Nothing we can do or say will bring our son back, but perhaps we can prevent another family experiencing, Perhaps we can bring awareness to the high crime rate on the beautiful islands of the USVI that attract so many who associate these islands with peace and tranquility, Mrs. Malfetti continued. We believe that some systems are broken, and some things need change. The good people of St John and the USVI deserve more. We believe there needs to be a message of awareness and change, before it is too late. The V.I. Police Department has released no new information on their investigation into the murder of James Malfetti III. Continued from Page 3 James Jimmy Malfetti
St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 23 St. John Tradewinds All Crime has a cost that is ultimately paid by the law abiding citizens of the community through higher prices and higher taxes. Reducing that cost puts money back in all of our pockets. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without your help. Make sure no crime goes unsolved. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to solve these cases. St. John On the morning of Monday, March 17th prior to 10:00 a.m., someone stole a womans 14K white gold and diamond wedding ring from a room at Caneel Bay. Please help police identify the thief and recover the ring. St. Thomas On Saturday, March 15th at approximately 6:15 p.m., a gun-wielding male entered Kenias Fashion Store on Kronprindsens Gade. Before Help police identify and arrest this robber. Police need your help to put an end to these burglaries and robberies of our fellow citizens. Police are also asking you to help identify the people who might be buying or selling the valuables taken in any burglary or robbery. Step up. 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 1-800-222TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). All three methods will keep you anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions. The minimum reward for the arrest of an armed robber is $900. For a burglar it is $714.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsFriday, March 28 7:02 p.m. Captain of the Roanoke Barge called and requested police assistance in removing a vehicle from off the Roanoke Barge for Police Assistance. Saturday, March 29 12:42 a.m. Woman called to report that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Simple Assault. 7:01 p.m. Woman of Wharfside Village present reporting that her cell phone was stolen from the bar at the Beach Bar. Grand Larceny. 7:50 p.m. Shakoi Mactavious placed under arrest and charged with Grand Larceny. He was released into the custody of his parents. Grand Larceny. Sunday, March 30 10:28 a.m. Man present reporting that someone struck his rental vehicle while it was parked in the Westin Resort Parking lot. Hit and run. 6:35 p.m. Citizen called to report a vehicle went over the embankment in the area of Estate Carolina. Auto Collision. 7:57 p.m. Estate Adrian man reporting that someone took his 3 dollars off of the counter at Castaways. Petit Larceny. 8:11 p.m. Man of Spring Gardens reporting that he was assaulted by his ex-worker at Lilys Market. Simple Assault. Monday, March 31 9:29 a.m. Woman of Estate Contant and Enighed present reporting that someone put a chicken in front of her door. Police Assistance. 11:30 a.m. Spring Garden man present and requesting police assistance to retrieve his belongings from a residence. Police Assistance. Thursday, April 3 5:00 a.m. Man present reporting that a couple invited him to to their home then took $400 from his bag while he was in the bathroom. Grand Larceny. Friday, April 4 5:19 a.m. Citizen called to report a car horn blowing for the past hour non-stop; someone might be injured in the area of Centerline Road between the bridge and the old golf course. Police Assistance. EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS: CELLULAR: 340-776-9110LAND LINE: 911 / POLICE: 340-693-8880 / FIRE 340-776-6333 St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St John Scholarship is offered to assist a resident of St. John graduating from a high school in the US Virgin Islands in the pursuit of higher education. A need and merit based scholarship award will be a one-time scholarship totaling $5,000.00 Eligibility requirements for the Rotary Club of St John are: The student must be a resident of St John graduating in June from a high school in the US Virgin Islands The student must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point aver age The student must have been accepted to an institution of higher education Application forms can be obtained from high school guidance counselors, at Connections of St. John, or by email from william@willigerod. com or email@example.com. The following information must be submitted with the application form: other two may be selected from a previous employer, guidance counselor, or character reference. All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be inter viewed. The interviews will be conducted in May 2014. Eligible appli cial need must be completed and submitted to the Vocational Services Committee of the St. John Rotary Club, c/o Connections of St. John or William Willigerod, 16213 Spring Garden, St John, VI 00830, no later than 5 p.m., April 30, 2014.Applications Available for $5,000 St. John Rotary Club ScholarshipApplication Deadline Set for April 30St. John Tradewinds Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. commented on todays sentencing of Jose G. Ventura and Jose M. Rivera Jr. Both defendants received life without the possibility of parole for their roles in the torture Today marks the end of a long and arduous journey for the Virgin Islands Police Department and the friends and family of Corporal WenSt. Croix Police Chief James Parris also acknowledged the guilty verdict. He credited the cold case squad for reopening the case and track ing down new evidence. The detectives put in more than two and a half years of extensive and detailed investigation into this case. At times their professionalism was put to the test as we were faced with the full deserved. Convicted Killers Ventura and Rivera
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Dra matic views to the east w/ spectacu lar breezes and sunrises. This 3 bdrm villa has room to expand with an oversized pool facing the terric view. WHALE WATCH Enjoy pristine East End in this lovely, 2 bedroom villa with big water views. Downstairs apartment offers additional living & income space. Hear the sound of the waves lapping below. TREE PALMS Versatile 5 BR 5 BA property with solid rental history. Charming home w/ 2 kitchens, covered verandas, stone entrance, garden fountain, concrete pool and spa deck. Solar panels, and ocean views complete the package! SAGO COTTAGE adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonderful down is land views and great rental his tory. VILLA MIMOSA IS A BEST BUY! 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. The Company that gives back to St. John OWN A MONTH IN A LUXURY HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $42,000 $975,000 MLS 13-207$1,125,000 MLS 13-204 $475,000 MLS 13-267 $215,000 MLS 13-199$2,999,000 MLS 11-59$695,000 MLS 13-459 $7,500,000 MLS 11-385 VIDEO$995,000 MLS 13-3 $1,950,000 MLS 13-7 VIDEO $8,340,000 MLS 12-404 VIDEO $650,000 MLS 12-176 $3,995,000 MLS 14-66 VIDEO $499,000 MLS 13-347 BEACHFRONT GRANDE BAY RE SORT Has great views! Beautifully fur nished & easy access to shop/restaurants. Large pool & deck area, tness & reception center, indoor parking & elevator service. GRANDFATHERED HOA FEES3 BR/2 BA $1,195,000 1 BR/1 BA $745,000 BEACHFRONT $1,295,000 MLS 13-516 VIDEO $1,450,000 MLS 14-60 $4,599,000 MLS 13-538 VIDEO WATERFRONT SEARCH ENTIRE ST. JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! CAROLINA from $ 55,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 118,500 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 139,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 195,000CONCORDIA from $ 225,000 FREEMANS GROUND from $ 225,000 CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 235,000 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 249,900LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000 SABA BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 999,000 PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,650,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 500/weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 42,000 HH-TW 4.7.2014 color C.indd 1 4/4/14 2:26 PM St. John Tradewinds A few weeks ago I noticed a bananaquit pecking at something in the front yard. It looked like cotton candy. On closer inspecto be cat hair. The bird picked up some of the hair and carried it off to the nest it was building nearby, then came back for more. blond fur that he sheds constantly, no matter what the season or temperature. When he is in St. John tufts of it roll across the concrete scratches his bug bites. Sometimes I gather up handfuls of hair and throw them outside, and this was a pretty big one. I was delighted to see that the birds were making good use of the cats fur, and swept up some more from under the chair where Harry sleeps. When I put it outside in the same spot, they came back and snatched that up too. What fun to help the birds with their nest building. A couple of times I have found abandoned hummingbird nests. They were small and very tightly woven, and incorporated not only Harrys hair but also some longer strands that were clearly mine. I didnt realize I was also shedding hair in the yard also. Bananaquit have two different kinds of nests one type that the adult birds use to roost in at night, and larger, more complicat ed breeding nests that the male and female work on together. The male and female bananaquits both gather materials for the breeding nests, and they can spend several days on the construction process. When it is done, the male stays close to protect the nest and help feed the St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Gail Karlsson taken a fur ball from Harry the cat, above left, to help build their well-constructed breeding nest, left. Connecting with Natureby Gail Karlsson hatchlings. Once the babies are grown he goes back to his bachelor roosting nest and starts courting other females. If there is plenty of food, female bananaquits can lay several clutches of eggs per year. That sounds like a lot of work. Now that my own nest is empty of hatch more time to pay attention to what the birds are doing. Harry, too, is getting on and has in the hair production department. How nice Gail Karlsson is an environmental lawyer and part-time resident of St. John. Her book The Wild Life in an Island House is available on amazon.com or view some of her other writing at gvkarlsson.blogspot. com.
28 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo St. John Tradewinds To help swimmers train for the event, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park has scheduled three this Sunday, April 13. The schedule for the practice swims is as follows: April 13: Maho to Cinnamon April 27: Maho to Cinnamon or Trunk May 11: Maho to Cinnamon, Trunk or Hawksnest While the practice swim will be on Sundays, the actual event will be on Saturday, May 24 this year. The practice swims will all start at 8:30 a.m. (please note that on race day the swim will start at 8 a.m.) from the north end of Maho Beach. As always, safety is of utmost importance and Friends will have kayaks, SUPs, and safety boats accompanying the swimmers. For swimmers coming from St. Thomas, they should take the ferry that leaves Red Hook at 7:30 a.m. The Friends will have a vehicle meet the ferry and transport swimmers to Maho. The Beach-to-Beach Power Swim contains four simultaneous events: Short course (solo) from Maho Beach to Cinnamon Beach (1 mile) Intermediate course (solo) from Maho Beach to Trunk Beach (2 miles) Long course (solo) from Maho Beach to Hawksnest Beach (3 miles) Long course (three-per son relay teams) from Maho Beach to Hawksnest Beach. The relay team transition points will be at Cinnamon Beach and Trunk Beach. In each of the events, swimmers and/or exposure suits in a separate category of assisted swimmers. However, swim paddles, webbed (training) gloves and other swim aides are not permitted. Registration is now open. There are reduced registration fees for swimmers 17 years and younger; as well as reduced registration fees for early registration (through May 2). Please visit www.friendsvinp. org/swim for complete information on this event and to register. Swimmers can also register: By phone by calling 340-7794940 or in person on: St. John at The Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction or Connections in Cruz Bay or Coral Bay St. Thomas at Caribbean Surf Co. in Havensight or Red Hook St. Croix at SCUBA in Christiansted Joe Kessler, president of the Friends and the race director, reminds interested swimmers that registration will be limited to 350 swimmers, the largest Power Swim to date, and typically sells out. Registration has been very strong so far, so please register soon to be sure you get a place, he reminds those that are interested in participating.11th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Set for May 24