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Sunset Ridge Adding A/C to Master SuitesPage 8St. John Pigs in a Blanket Tale Has Marauding Pigs Terrorizing TouristTourists tittilated by wild boar or Moses pigsPage 6Moravians Make $5,000 Donation for Temporary Fix of Coral Bay Basketball CourtPage 5 LETTERS: PAGES 16 & 17May 5-11, 2014 Copyright 2014 No Action from VIPA at Enighed Meeting; Operators Are Prepared for Future ChangesPage 9 Alvis Christian Hears Two-Part Harmony from Coral Bay Marina DevelopersPage 4St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat In what has become a seemingly weekly careering back down the hill. It took several hours to empty the truck and for heavy equipment to right it. No injuries were reported. DPNR Expected Decide on East Bay Beach Group Dwelling PermitPage 3 Another Truck Accident on Jacobs Ladder
2 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 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 The next St. John Farmers Market will be Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Marketplaces second level parking lot.Next STJ Farmers Market May 10-11 Summer Youth Fair at JESS on May 7A Summer Youth Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, at 5 p.m. at Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. The fair is sponsored by Citizens Integration Team and the Vir gin Islands Police Department and hosted in conjunction with the schools Parent Teacher Organization. Mother/Daughter Dinner May 10The Bethany Moravian Womens Fellowship will host a Mother/Daughter Dinner Program on Saturday, May 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. Donation is $15 Adults/$7 Children under 12. Prize for the Best e-mail Opti93@yahoo.com. Questions concerning the extended 715-1040. The Animal Care Center of St. John will have its annual spring fundraiser Wagapalooza on Saturday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Wagapalooza Set for Saturday, May 10 Health Nutrition Fair Set for May 8The Marketplace is hosting a Health/Nutrition Fair in conjuction with the Department of Human Services on Thursday, May 8, of the business complex. JFLI Fundraising Sale Starts May 8Johns Folly Learning Institute students and supporters will be presenting a weekly fund-raising sale of local food, drinks and herbal teas every Thursday at the Triangle in Coral Bay beginning Thursday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Records Bureau Open Wednesdays OnlyThe public is advised that the Records Bureau on St. John will be open once a week on Wednesdays only, beginning Wednesday, May 7. The changes have been made after an evaluation of the requests for service and available employees. The department regrets the inconvenience this change may cause. Early registration for St. John parents will be on Tuesday, May 6, from 9 am to 2 pm at Julius Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. At this time, parents are able to register students for both the Julius E. Sprauve and Guy H. Benjamin schools. This registration is especially important as the V.I. Department of Education continues to develop a plan for the use of Guy Benja min during the upcoming 2014-2015 school year and beyond.Early Registration for JESS/GBS May 6 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatRepairs to two portions of Centerline Road in Carolina are proceeding with the Wilma Marsh Monsanto. Extensive footings to support the outer, west-bound lane of the federal road connecting Coral Bay and Cruz Bay are also being poured in lower Carolina. Retaining Walls Rising on Centerline Road
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Department of Planning and pected to hand down this week a decision on a developers Group Dwelling Permit request for a large scale project on the quiet East End of St. John. East Bay Holding Company LLC requested a Group Dwelling Permit in order to construct the 28unit East Bay Beach Club on eight acres of land past Privateer Point at Parcel No. Remainder 6A-1 Estate Hansen Bay at East End Bay. Plans for the development include construction of 16 threebedroom and 12 four-bedroom units, with several one story units along the beach and the remaining two story units on the hillside, a clubhouse and a pool. The property is zoned R-1 (residential-1) which allows for the construction of two units per each half-acre. East Bay Beach Club owner Mark Davies requested the Group Dwelling Permit in order to cluster the 28 units on one portion of his eight-acre parcel of land. Davies owns a total of about 75 acres on the East End which are divided into 35 different lots of various sizes. In order to access the land, the New Jersey-based developer signed an easement agreement with the Privateer Home Owners Association, to the tune of $1 million. That agreement, according to many of the residents who attended a March 11 public hearing on the permit request, prohibited the construction of commercial and large-scale development. The 60-member Privateer Bay Home Owners Association was represented at the March public hearing by Attorney Ron Pennington of Dudley, Topper and Feuer zeig, LLP, as well as by numerous residents who spoke on their own behalf as well. The easement agreement did not contemplate a cluster of homes, said Pennington. This will mimic a hotel and condo area which touches on the commer cial prohibitions in the easement agreement. East End home owner and green architect Doug White was more blunt in his remarks. This is a text-book example of greed-driven development led by a proven failed developer, said White. This will become Sirenusa East. Other residents at that meeting questioned the capability of the East Ends roads, garbage disposal and electrical grid to handle a project on the scale of East Bay Beach Club. There is not enough power and we only have two dumpsters for the whole of East End, said East End resident Jay Swarthly. What will you do with your garbage? What about fuel and diesel for the generators? Other residents voiced concern over the impact the development would have on the sensitive environment on the East End. I didnt hear any mention of water off-shore, said Philip Stringer. There are two forms of endangered corals, staghorn and elkhorn, there. The thicket of staghorn coral is the healthiest and largest Ive seen anywhere in the Caribbean. Its a treasure, said Stringer. Following the March public hearing on the Group Dwelling Permit application, concerned residents had an additional three weeks to submit written testimony about the project. contact with Davies and expect to announce a decision on the Group Dwelling Permit application this week, according to DPNR Director of Coastal and Comprehensive Zone Planning Stuart Smith. Weve sent the applicants a list of comments and questions to respond to already, Smith said on Wednesday, April 30. I suspect week. If DPNRs CCZP Director deSt. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 3 Thursday, May 8th 2014 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: APRIL 20142.04 InchesAVERAGE APRIL3.15 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D8.43 InchesY-T-D AVERAGE10.09 Inches DPNR Expected Decide on East Bay Beach Group Dwelling PermitINDEXBusiness Directory ..............24 Church Directory .................22 Connecting with Nature ......10 Crime Stoppers ...................23 Cryptoquip ...........................21 Earth Talk ............................27 Letters ............................16-17 Obituary ..............................18 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................23 Real Estate ....................26-2 7St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottDevelopers have proposed building a 28-unit East Bay Beach Club on Parcel 6A-1 Estate Hansen Bay on the shore of East Bay, left, facing the British Virgin Islands. A paved road leads from the subdivision to the reminder shoreline lot, above. nies the Group Dwelling Permit application, that is the end of the road for East Bay Beach Club under its current plans. If the application is approved, the project will then be subject to the St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee process, which the appli cant has already started, according to Smith. If we deny the application there is no next step for the project the way it is drawn now, he said. If we grant the Group Dwelling Permit, they will go through the CZM process. They have gotten a good portion of the way through the CZM process already, but it had to wait for the Group Dwelling Permit decision. If approved, the next step would be to move on to public hearings with the St. John CZM Committee, said Smith.
By T om Oat St. John T radewinds Alvis Christian is a member of the council of elders of the historic Moravian Church on the hillside overlooking the north shore of Coral Bay and a long-standing member of the Choir But, Christian has been hearing two similar but different tunes lately as a member of an advisory committee to the developers of a marina proposed for the south shore of Coral Bay and as the representative to the Moravian Church council which has contracted with a real estate developer to build a resort and mari na on church property on the north shore of the bay. In recent weeks, Christian agreed to serve on the advisory committee to the St. John Marina; Yacht liminary application for a marina project for an undisclosed location on the south shore of Coral Bay. Christian also represented the Coral Bay Moravian Church at the churchs donation of $5,000 to the St. John Rotary Club project to renovate the Coral Bay basketball court on church property. The principals of the Summers End LLC are two Pastory residents, Louisianans Rick Barksdale and Chalise Summers, who have been working with community groups for more than a year during planning efforts for their project to gauge public opinion on a marina development. St. John Marina; Yacht Club at Summers End, LLC, received a $1,273,689 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a marina in Coral Bay, according to an announcement by Delegate to Congress Dr. Donna Christensen issued on January 9. The grant actually had been awarded in August 2013. Barksdale and Summers, have not publicly idenSummers End marina will be located on the south shore of Coral Bay across from the Cocolobo comJohn Tradewinds. Since Summers End received the federal grant and began the preliminary planning process for a project, the Moravian Church has re-energized its long-time contract with a St. Thomas development company for a resort and marina on the north shore portion of its extensive Coral Bay holdings in response to a community effort to refurbish the communitys only basketball court. Extensive Shoreline Church Property property stretches along the bays entire north shore H. Benjamin Elementary School, the V.I. Fire Department station and the Skinny Legs commercial complex to the mangroves at the historic Fortsberg which juts into the harbor from the north shore and separates Coral Bay from the V.I. National Park hurricane anchorages of Hurricane Hole Were trying to educate the community that our project is very much alive and is going to be coming to the forefront very soon, Samuel Rymer, territorial property manager for the Moravian Church told St. John Tradewinds of long-term development plans for the churchs property. Alvis Christian declined to comment on his role singing a solo in two-part harmony but there is little doubt the community elder will try to hit the cor rect notes when the time is right.4 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 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. Alvis Christian Hears Two-Part Harmony from Coral Bay Marina Developers St. John Tradewinds News Photo FileCoral Bay Moravian Church elder Alvis Christian. Support Mimi Roller at MK Sailing Fundraiser May 10 at Skinny LegsSt. John Tradewinds Come on out and support Coral Bays hometown Olympic sailor Mimi Roller and team mate Kayla McComb at an MK Sailing Summer Fundraiser at Skinny Legs on Saturday, May 10, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. As a veteran of the London Summer Games, Roller and McComb are now trying to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sailors are gearing up for regat tas in Europe this summer where Come out to Skinny Legs on Saturday, May 10, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and enjoy Caipirinhas and Brazilian food specials as buy MK Sailing team gear. See you there!
By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds John Rotary fund-raising effort for temporary basketball court repair to the Coral Bay court but the church representative stressed the temporary applies to the basketball courts, not the repairs. Samuel Rymer brought an over-sized check representing the donation for the presentation at the monthly meeting of the organization on April 30, but the representative of the Moravian Church acknowledged that the churchs major landholdings on the shores of Coral Bay including the basketball court on church property between the Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School and the church-owned Coral The long range plan is there will be new basketball courts, Rymer explained in brief remarks as he introduced Rory Calhoun, the member in charge of the development group T-Rex which has been in a long-term contract for a number of years for the development for the Moravian property on the shores of Coral Bay. (T-Rex has since joined with a venture capital company named Sirius Development LLC as controlling partner, according to Calhoun ) The community should not suffer Meanwhile, the community should not suffer, Rymer told the St. John Rotarians on Wednesday, April 30, at the Island Grill restaurant at Mongoose Junction. The children of Guy Benjamin School should have a safe place. Our heart is still in the community, Rymer added. While we are there we need to one responsible for the property we own. Even though we had already leased the land, they gave us permission, Rymer said of T-Rex. Governor John P. deJongh has called several times about the project, according to Rymer. St. John Administrator a regular basis as has Housing Parks and Recreation Commissioner St. Clair Williams, Rymer added. We are moving forward, Rymer told the Rotarians. We are not operational yet, but we plan to be. We want to be very community-oriented, the Morafor the community and ourselves, ball court, Rymer assured the Rotary Club. The donation is intended to get the basketball court in shape until we can get a new one built. None of this happens without the Rotary Club, Rymer added. Rymer did not return a call from Tradewinds for fur ther comment after his Rotary presentation. Competing Coral Bay Marina Projects? In a telephone interview Friday, April 25, in which told St. John Tradewinds the Moravian property encompassing the entire north shore of the bay was a better site for a marina than any site on the south shore of Coral Bay where a stateside developer is proposing to construct a marina at an as yet undisclosed location. Rick Barksdale, a principal of the development group proposing the alternate marina, Summers End Group, statement since the Summers End group has not publicly project with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), which includes identifying alternative sites for a marina development, according to Barksdale. who did Rymer said his comment that the Moravian property was a better site for a marina was taken out of context, accord ing to Summers End principal Barksdale. Marina Is Component of T -Rex Resort A marina is only a component of T-Rexs plans for a full-scale resort development on the Moravian Church property on the shore of Coral Bay, Barksdale stressed in a comment to St. John Tradewinds on Monday, April 28. Our marina project is moving forward; we continue to make progress every day, Barksdale said. Were in the process. We are in the slow, laborious stage, he added. It just takes time. St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 5 Moravians Make $5,000 Donation for Temporary Fix of Coral Bay Court R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Calhoun.
Editors Note: St. John Tradewinds receives hundreds of emails each week some not so interesting and others quite interesting. The following is a sequence of emails we received that we Subject: Re: Bizarre Happening at T runk Bay Date: March 26, 2014 5:41:00 AM MDT T o: firstname.lastname@example.org Good Morning MaLinda & Staff, For many years, we have been frequent visitors to St. John. On Friday, we had the most bizarre experience at Trunk Bay. We were having our lunch at the pavilion. Suddenly, a man in his bathing suit came out of the wood and asked us: Have you seen any wild boars? In a state of disbelief, we responded NO! This man then explained what had happened: He was sitting with friends at the west end of Trunk Bay Beach when another couple nearby went in for a swim. A pack of 12 wild boars came out of the woods onto the beach and this man took a photo of them. The other couple came out of the water and noticed that the womans shorts with all of her valuables (wallet, camera, The man who took the photo thought he remembered one of the boars playing with such an item. After reviewmouth. The pack of boars had run off in to the dense brush with womans shorts in the leaders mouth. After an intense ly-damaged shorts. After discussing the above incident with some locals, I learned that a pack of boars had visited Trunk several months ago; and the park had a hunter kill the very large mother boar. This hunter subsequently has left the island. The photographer said he would e-mail me the photo of the boar with shorts in mouth. Sincerely, Arthur Subject: Re: Bizarre Happening at T runk Bay Date: March 28, 2014 1:52:44 PM MDT T o: email@example.com Hello MaLinda, I still have not received the photo of the boars on Trunk Bay; The photographer did say it would take a little while for me to get the photo. There were other second hand witnesses: The boyfriend (or husband) of the victim brought Pete, the lifeguard, over to the Pavilion area; Pete arrived after the shorts and valuables were recovered. pavilion area. He was a heavy set black man with glasses. I introduced this ranger to the photographer. Like myself, this ranger also saw the photo of the boars. At this point, I believe the victim and her boyfriend (or husband) had already left. Regards, Arthur Subject: Re: Bizarre Happening at T runk Bay Date: March 29, 2014 3:43:50 AM MDT T o: firstname.lastname@example.org Good Morning, Evan Samuel (Avelinos son) knew about the pigs on Trunk and the shooting of the mother that happened several months ago. He thinks the pack of pigs is owned by Moses, who lives on Centerline Road, and they come down to the north shore via the old road running from near Paradise Lumber to near Peace Hill. The photographer who saw the pigs this time thought they were boars because one of them had small tusks and some hair around his snout. Other interesting observations I had during this most other snorkeler saw two of them near the cay. Edmonia Mar tinez (a former park ranger), who is also leaving the island Bay. Not long ago, it was very rare to see deer on St. John. Now, we see them everyday, everywhere. Almost hit one this trip as it darted in front of our car. Several years ago, saw road kill near Miss Lucys. Arthur6 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 Tourists Tittilated by Wild Boar or Moses PigsSt. John Pigs Shorts Story Has Marauding Hogs Terrorizing Tourists 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 News Photo by Toni Jean Bianculli These pigs caused havoc for two tourists on Trunk Bay in late April.Continued on Page 22
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When the mass shooting at Columbine High School occurred in 1999, Livy Hitchcock was living in Vermont and knew she would be get involved with the victims families. The painter, who now calls St. John home and owns Bajo el Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction, could not have known, however that she would illustrate an emotional book written by the mother of one of those victims designed to ease the grieving of others. Heavens Flower, illustrat ed by Hitchcock and written by Dawn Anna, is the result of years of friendship, which was originally launched by a simple act of compassion. When the shooting happened my daughter was a senior and we cock. I was working on a portrait at the time and the next day I was thinking about what I could do for these people. I had already done plenty of portraits of people who had died and it was a real healing thing for the families. Hoping to offer some solace to the families of the 12 students who died in Colorado on April 20, 1999, Hitchcock managed to contact Columbine High Schools PTO president. She sent envelopes addressed to each of the victims families including a letter from the artist, a picture of her work and her contact information. With so much mail coming to the families, however, Hitchcocks letter was stored away. Undeterred, Hitchcock pursued made contact with one of the victims families and was able to share her offer. She soon received a let ter and two pictures from Cassie Bernalls mother. She sent two photographs; one of Cassie putting on her makeup in the bathroom with her mom poking around the corner, and the other of her in a diaper holding onto a tree that she and her father plant ed, said Hitchcock. She asked me to put the two pictures together and I thought What have I gotten myself into. I thought I was going to paint a face and this was a lot more. After creating the perfect layout for the components of the portrait and struggling with emotion over the tragedy and senseless loss of ing and shipped it to Cassies mother Misty Bernall. Misty called after she got the painting and I thought she hated it or it must have been broken or something, said Hitchcock. She was crying and she said she absolutely loved it. The double portrait theme stuck and the painter incorporated an image of the victim as a child and at the age of his or her murder into each of the portraits. Hitchcock of Columbine victims over the next two years and even traveled to Colorado where she met with many of those victims families. It was during that trip when whose daughter Lauren Townsend was among the 12 students and one teacher gunned down at Columbine High School. Dawn had missed the meeting where we got together with many of the families, said Hitchcock. She called and came over a few days later and we spent three hours talking. We just clicked just like that and we discussed what kind of painting she wanted. We really bonded and that was just the way that it was, said the St. John painter. She decided for her daughters painting to have her as a little girl and older standing at her favorite spot along the water. St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 7 St. John Artist Illustrates Heavens Flower Book with Mother of Columbine Victim St. John Tradewinds News Photo Continued on Page 22
8 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 Fourth Annual ProSolar Rubber Duck Derby Set for May 10St. John Tradewinds The Fourth annual ProSolar Rubber Duck Der by will be on Saturday, May 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the St Thomas Yacht Club. Come out for family fun to play games and activities in support of the Antilles High School Sailing Team. Only 2000 ducks will be raced for a chance to win the grand prize: PV System worth also, donated by local businesses and individuals. The community is thanked for their continued support! GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS F ACE AD V E R T I S E ON. . ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM WhatT oDoVI@gmail.com App-solutely Fabulous W hatT oDoV I www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 Air-Conditioning Master Suites Is Big News for Sunset Ridge Homeowners Association St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat All six units at Sunset Ridge, above, will have air-conditioning installed in the master suites.St. John Tradewinds After 20 years of relying on the tradewinds on top of the ridge overlooking Cruz Bay, illsbury Sound and the south shore, the Sunset Ridge Villas Homeowners Association has voted to install air conditioning in the master suites of all six units at Sunset Ridge Villas. After almost 20 years of relying on the eastern trades to cool the two building 6-unit interval owner ship site atop Sunset Ridge, the owners have decided to let some cool happen. Following their policy of slow, steady and sustainable improvements to the property, the owners have decided to continue installing air conditioning in the master suites as yet another step in the restoration and upgrading of the landmark resort property. The addition of air conditioning to Sunset Ridge Villas will enhance some of the best times to be on St. John to more owners and renters, according to property managers Cimmaron St. John. Cimmaron St. John is looking forward to the possibilities created by installing the optional use, high Association. Already having some of best views of any interval ownership site on island, the addition of air condition ing just makes Sunset Ridge Villas an even more exciting vacationers accommodation choice, according to Cimmaron. People who stay at Sunset Ridge will tell you that there is nothing like watching the sunset over St. Thomas either from the deck of the shared pool or from the privacy of your own court yard. Anyone can join Sunset Ridge guests for sunset at http://www.sunsetridgevillas.com/SRVrightNow. shtml or any other time just to see whats going on in Pillsbury Sound.
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Freshwater Church Members and Visitors Paint Shelter Sunday 10am HAWKSNEST BEACH facebook Freshwater Church St. John USVITerry Lansdale, Pastor 340.514.6578(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE) ISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-626-9685 e: email@example.com We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA www.iglavi.org www.facebook.com/Island GreenLivingAssociation PRESERVE ST. JOHN Our Island is Beautiful...Help us keep it that way!only By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Companies operating vessels out of the Enighed Port will be facing changes as the V.I. Port Authority seeks to address the crowding and shipyard repair work being done at the St. John commercial port. All the operators of island commercial vessels using the port were called to a meet VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe. The meeting was closed to the public. There were ideas exchanged, one barge comSt. John Tradewinds. It wasnt a bad meeting. Residents of the neighbor hoods surrounding the pond have complained of late night and early morning shipyard repair work being conducted on vessels not in service from the port and V.I. Port Authority the future there will be changes, the barge company source said. (Barge company owners) were saying what needs to be done to help operators, the ofThe sandblasting and paint ing work being performed with VIPAs permission on barges in the migratory bird nesting grounds in the mangrove miti gation area on the south shore of the former salt pond wasnt discussed, the source added. Everybody is quite aware of what they can do and when they can do it, he said. St. John Tradewinds has requested an accounting of VIPA wharfage charges and fees for companies with boats operating out of or undergoing repairs at the Enighed Marine Facility for 2013 and previous years. VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe has asked that the St. John Tradewinds request be submitted in writing.No Action from VIPA Enighed Meeting; Operators Prepared for Future ChangesSt. John Tradewinds The St. John Rotary Club is continuing its efforts to raise $50,000 for the repair of the Coral Bay Basketball courts. As of Thursday, May 1, the organiza tion has raised a total of $35,350. The group is still seeking donations. Checks can be made payable to the Rotary Club of St John Foundation, with Coral Bay Basketball Court in Memo line, and mailed to PO Box 710, St. John, VI, 000831.Coral Bay Basketball Court Repair Funds Needed
10 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds lege course in Tropical Ecology at VIERS the VI Environmental Resource Station in Lameshur Bay. methods while studying lizards, hermit crabs and hummingbirds, but it was at night that she found her true passion catching bats! One of the course leaders was Richard Veit, a professor of biology at the College of Staten Island woven mist nets across the road through the forest in and release them. Danielle was hooked after she got silky wings (Latin name Noctilio leporinus). Back in New York she designed a plan for graduate research on bats in collaboration with Professor Veit. Not many people are familiar with the different types bats on St. John especially since they are mostly active after dark. A 2006-2008 mist net survey of bats on St John conducted by the Island Resources The most visible ones are the velvety free-tailed bats that can sometimes be seen chasing bugs at twilight around peoples houses. The most numerous by far are the Jamaican fruit bats. You can usually see some of them roosting during the day on the roofs of the buildings at the old Reef Bay sugar mill, possibly along with Antillean cave bats. One night when the IRF survey team was here they set up a mist net across the Fish Bay gut, and I went out to see what they caught. That night I got to touch a pregnant fruit bat. Afterwards I was inspired to read about tropical bats, so I was very excited to meet the researchers from Staten Island at VIERS, where I was attending a retreat organized by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. waited along the moonlit road to see what the nets would catch. I felt a mystical thrill when, after we had been sitting in silence and anticipation for what bats suddenly swooped past us, the moonlight shining I went back to VIERS again a couple of times while the Staten Island researchers were there beDanielle found them so attractive. Dark and strong, and examined. She crooned to them lovingly while measuring them, tagging them, and taking samples of The research she and Professor Veit are doing on St. John ties in with their work in New York on whitenose syndrome, a fatal fungal disease threatening the cave near Albany, New York and has spread widely across eastern North America. The fungus is thought to be unable to tolerate temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit, but if they ing bats during the warmer summer months, there is a possibility that it could be transported and spread into warmer locations. I asked my photographer friend Bill Stelzer to come along one night to VIERS. I knew he would be interested because when we were both doing volunteer work with the National Park archeologist Ken Wild, Bill once spent the night by the Reef Bay petroglyphs to see if he could see bats there. Kens ar www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 Connecting with Natureby Gail KarlssonFalling in Love with Bats St. John Tradewinds Professor Richard Veit setting up bat net across Continued on Page 20
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 11 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A steady 15 knot breeze greeted sailors shortly after a heavy morning Cup Regatta. A total of 14 vessels sailed the breezy course out of Coral Bay harbor on Saturday with 17 boats expected to participate on Sunday, May 4. ODege the Pursuit Class, Holly and Alec Chipmans Sally IVth cruised to the top of the 35-feet and Over Class, Lora Koehlers Zephyr was at the top of the PHRF Non Spinnaker Class and Ocean Potion was leading the way in the two boat PHRF Spinnaker Class. The annual regatta is hosted by all three of the islands yacht clubs; Coral Bay Yacht Club, Nauti Yacht Club and St. John Yacht Club. The Kids and the Sea. See next weeks St. John Tradewinds for full results Commodores Cup Regatta following racing on Sunday, May 3.2014 Commodores Cup Regatta Day One ResultsSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Boats take to the sea and beyond, including around Pursuit Class ODege Byte CII Southern Breeze Runaway Meander Sally IVth Terra Nova Beltaine PHRF Non Spinnaker Zephyr Ocean Wave Vagabond II Romp PHRF Spinnaker Ocean Potion MT Ruby Rutnik Scholarhip Applications Available; Deadline Set for May 15The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund, Inc. scholarship applications 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 who plan to attend or are attending an 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 calling 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 Scholarship fund established in 1997 in memory of their daughter, Ruby Rutnik.
12 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 St. John Tradewinds Spring is upon us. I know most people have had a harsh winter so I am sure it is most welcome. It is also a favorite time for chefs with all the fresh produce to cook with, the wonderful vegetables and fruit, and of course, spring lamb. Here is a mixture of simple dishes to try out at home with your friends and family. Enjoy! EASY AND FUN VEGGIE DIPS Fresh Peas are delicious and take very little time to cook. A quick, but impressive dip is Pea Guacamole. Whiz boiled peas with a little chili, lime juice and sour cream and stir in some chopped cilantro. New carrots are also great this time of year. Roast 1 lb of new carrots with a little olive oil and plenty of salt and pepper at 400F until tender. Whiz in food processor with one garlic clove, 1/2 Tbs tahini, two Tbs cream cheese, and zest and juice of one lemon. Process to a puree, adding a little more oil if necessary. Serve both of these vegetable dishes with toasted pita bread. They are great for getting children to eat their veggies. ROASTED GRAPES, CARROTS AND WILD RICE SALAD WITH BALSAMIC MAPLE DRESSING 1 C brown basmati and wild rice 3/4 lb baby carrots, peeled 1/2 lb red seedless grapes, picked off stalk 1 Tbs olive oil 1/2 lb green beans 1/2 C pecans 2 handfuls arugula leaves 1/2 C feta cheese Dressing: 2 Tbs maple syrup 3 Tbs Balsamic vinegar Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 Tbs olive oil Cook rice according to instructions. Heat oven to 400F. Place carrots and grapes on a large baking sheet, making sure to keep the grapes at one end and the carrots at the other. The grapes will bleed. Drizzle carrots with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes. Cool. When the rice is cooked, drain and run under a cold tap to cool a little. Set aside to drain completely. Boil green beans until tender and drain. Whisk dressing ingredients together and season. Add the rice, carrots, beans, pecans, arugula and half of the cheese. Toss to combine. Transfer to a serving plate and scatter over the remaining cheese. Add the roasted grapes and drizzle remaining juice from baking sheet over salad as well. Serves six. GRILLED CHICKEN WITH SPRING VEGET ABLE ORZO This is a quick supper dish using orzo, which is a good source of slowrelease carbs. 4 skinless chicken breasts 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 lemons, juiced and zested 3 sweet peppers, quartered and deseeded 1 1/2 C orzo 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into two-inch pieces 1 1/2 C edamame beans 2/3 C feta cheese 4 Tbs olive oil Handful of mint leaves, torn Place chicken in a ziplock bag with oregano, two cloves of the garlic and zest and juice of one lemon. Season with salt and pepper and allow to marinate in fridge overnight. Remove chicken from fridge about 15 minutes before cooking. Heat grill or frying pan. Cook chicken for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasion ally until cooked through. Keep warm until ready to serve. Grill or bake the peppers until charred, then chop. Cook the orzo acthree minutes of cooking. Drain and cool slightly. Stir in the feta and peppers. Place on a serving dish and top with the sliced chicken. Mix together the remaining lemon zest and juice, garlic, parsley, mint and oil. Pour mixture over the salad and serve. Serves four. Celebrating Spring in the Kitchenby Mares Crane Continued on Page 18
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photos This luxury villa is located in the quiet and quaint neighborhood of Estate Quaco and Zimmerman. www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Sweeping Views and Luxurious Details at Amarilla VillaBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Combining the beauty of Mediterranean-inspired architecture with Caribbean stonework and luxury details, Amarilla Villa offers elegance and function as well as sweeping water views and cool, steady breezes. Amarilla Villa, a three bedroom, three and a half bathroom home in Estate Quaco and Zimmerman, is for sale for $1.99 million, explained Stephanie Humphrey of Sea Glass Properties/Islandia Real Estate. Nestled on a hillside overlooking Friis Bay in Cor al Harbor below and out to the British Virgin Islands dotting the horizon, Amarilla Villa affords jaw-dropping views from its commanding position in Estate Quaco and Zimmerman. Located near the quiet Coral Bay side of the island, the V.I. National Parks south shore hiking trails and beaches at Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bay are only a short drive from Amarilla Villa. While you will cer tainly feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, the funky shops and great restaurants of Coral Bay are also only a few minutes drive from this home. Although there are plenty of activities right at your lounging by the heated pool. Stretch out on a lounge chair and soak up those stunning views as you work on that tan. Or enjoy a sundowner as you lean back in the sunken hot tub and watch the stars above twinkle to life. A huge deck surrounds the pool area and offers the perfect place to curl up with a book in the shade or enjoy a meal al fresco. exposed beam ceiling and cooling native stonework walls creating a luxuriously Caribbean feel. The open ing spaces so youll never be far from guests. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, mahogany cabinets and granite countertops with plenty of space for prep and storage. Three sets of mahoga ny framed sliding glass doors make the great room at Amarilla Villa full of light and air while also bringing in those breath-taking water views. Each of the three bedrooms at this villa boasts its own en suite bath and outdoor space. You can greet the morning at your own pace and in privacy at Amarilla Villa, relaxing with a cup of coffee on your private terrace as you watch the Caribbean sun rise above the horizon. Amarilla Villa also features 32 new solar panels which will help reduce those tropical energy costs as well as a Spanish tile roof for helpful rain collection. The home also boasts an electronic security gate and professional landscaping. For more information about Amarilla Villa, call Nick Van Assche of Sea Glass Properties/Islandia Real Estate at (340) 776-6666 or email nick@sea glassproperties.com.
14 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 DPNR Announces Annual Conch Season Closure: June 1 to Oct. 31St. John Tradewinds Commissioner Alicia Barnes of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources informs the public that the annual queen conch season closure in Virgin Islands territorial waters commences on June 1 and extends to October 31, 2014, as established by regulation effective July 1, 2008. Harvesting and/or landing of queen conch during the closed season are prohibited. The conch season will reopen on November 1, 2014 and remain open until midnight May 31, 2015 or until the 50,000 lb quota per island district (St. Croix district and St. Thomas/St. John district) is reached, whichever Commissioner Barnes also reminds the public of the following seasonal closures that are currently in effect: GOLIA TH GROUPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide, year round. NASSAU GROUPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide, year round. RED GROUPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide Feb. 1 to Apr. 30. BLACK GROUPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide Feb. 1 to Apr. 30. TIGER GROUPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide Feb. 1 to Apr. 30. YELLOWFIN GROUPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide Feb. 1 to Apr. 30. YELLOWEDGE GROUPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide Feb. 1 to Apr. 30. MUTTON SNAPPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide Apr. 1 to Jun. 30. LANE SNAPPER: harvest and possession are prohibited Territory-wide Apr. 1 to Jun. 30. DPNR asks everyones cooperation in order to protect Virgin Islands resources for the present and future require additional information on queen conch or other and Wildlife at 773-1082 in St. Croix and 774-3320 in St. Thomas. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatGladys Sutton has had a bright blue awning Car Rental in the heart of Cruz Bay.Shade A wning Installed on Conrad ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 15 Gi Hill School is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year for students in preschool through 12th grade. At GHS, our small size allows us to marry rigorous college preparatory content with real world, experiential learning. We use the community and natural resources of our island as a living laboratory, and partner with organizations to enrich the classroom experience, oering unique programs in gardening, culinary arts, farm-to-table, performing arts, and tourism and career internships to ignite students passions and develop a lifelong love of learning. Please contact 340-776-1730 or www.gihillschool.org/ for more information, to arrange a tour, or to enroll. We Open Minds, Hearts and DoorsGi Hill School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin. Tourism Month: Activities to focus on customer service, careers, cultureSt. John Tradewinds The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has planned a number of exciting activities in the Territory as part of Tourism Month. The events are designed to build awareness to the impact of tourism on the local economy, engage visitors in aspects of our culture and emphasize the importance of providing exemplary customer service. USVI Tourism Month kicks off with a public service announcement campaign on local radio and in print. Information about the months activities and daily updates are also available on facebook.com/usvitw. In the continuing effort to improve on customer relations, the Department of Tour ism is sponsoring a series of free customer service workshops throughout the Territory. Conducted by professional service trainer and Virgin Islander, Bryan K. Williams, Ph.D., the workshops, entitled Empower Yourself: Strive for Success, will focus on world-class service delivery and the 10 service standards outlined in our customer service pledge. The sessions will be very interactive and attendees will be challenged to write action-plan steps for immediate application back at work. Tourism Month is a time to acknowledge the impor tance of tourism to our economy, and to celebrate all those working in this industry who contributes to our success as a destination, said USVI tourism commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. The educational events also give us an opportunity to address our youth on how tourism touches their lives and the many rewarding career opportunities this industry provides, while the cultural activities expose visitors to a sense of our place. Following are more details on the months events: THE ULTIMA TE CAREER F AIR MONDA Y AND TUESDA Y, MA Y 5-6 This two-day event aims at presenting the multitude of employment possibilities related to tourism in the USVI. DOT will show just how much our lives and work are affected by Tourism especially on such a small island. There will be exhibitors from tourism related businesses as well as performers and door prizes for the students. Juniors and seniors interested in the Hospitality Industry are encouraged to attend. CULTURE & HOSPIT ALI-TEA, EMANCIPA TION GARDEN WEDNESDA Y, MA Y 7, FROM 10AM-3PM Visitors and locals alike will celebrate our heritage through cultural performances and tastes of dumb bread (by the CAHS Hotel Training Program) and bush tea. Vendors will be present so visitors can purchase locally made goods! We will also be distributing postcards created by the DOT to help form an even stronger connection to our visitors and help them stay in touch with the destination on social media. THANK YOU HAVENSIGHT WELCOME CTR WEDNESDA Y, MA Y 7, FROM 10AM-1PM There will be steel pan performances and small tastes at the Havensight Welcome Center on St. Thomas. STUDENT EMPOWERMENT WITH DR. BRY AN WILLIAMS MA Y 8, 2014 Professional trainer and Virgin Islander Dr. Bryan Williams will be addressing local students on the importance of attitude and self-presentation. It is our hope that students are empowered and have a better understanding of our main industry. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, P ARADISE POINT THURSDA Y, MA Y 8, FROM 5:30-7:30PM The DOT will host the Business After Hours event in May. Were encouraging the community to attend and network with members of our Tourism and Hospitality Industries. CUSTOMER SER VICE TRAINING WITH DR. BRY AN WILLIAMS, MARRIOTT FRENCHMANS REEF FRIDA Y, MA Y 9 EMPLOYEES: 10-11:30AM, 1-2:30PM MANAGERS: 3:30-4:30PM An exciting empowerment and customer service train ing will take place at the Marriott with Dr. Bryan Williams. We will be exploring the 10 tenets of the USVI Customer CULTURAL F AIR, FRANKLIN POWELL P ARK SA TURDA Y, MA Y 10, FROM 11AM-3PM The St. John community and visitors will be invited to celebrate a day of local entertainment and crafts in the heart of Cruz Bay. Our Tourism Week postcards will also be distributed and there will be a photo booth to capture fun Tour ism Month moments! SUST AINABLE SUNDA Y, BORDEAUX F ARMERS MARKET, SUNDA Y, MA Y 25, FROM 10AM-4PM In conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, the DOT is inviting everyone to the Bordeaux Farmers Mar ket for a day of agricultural demonstrations, entertainment and community fun. Demonstrations will include planting, grafting, fresh egg talks, composting and more! There will be small food samples and a workshop for kids at the Activity Center! Free shuttle service will be provided from the Reichhold Centers parking lot. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatThis small modern residence cantilevered off a Modern Cliff Hanger
16 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 24) Letters To St. John TradewindsS END LETTERS G U EST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: firstname.lastname@example.org ISLAND NOTES from the publisherIn Memoriam: Ruth Sis Frank May 2, 1924 November 25, 2010 I miss you and think of you often. MN These are not my ideas. The following ideas for improving the good island of St. John have all been collected from Islanders. 1 Roads: Complete the route from Estate Mandhal to LEsperance and rebuild Route 10 which needs to be widened and have fewer blind corners. The existing speed bumps on the island should all be Gratings along the road also need repair. 2 Multi-purpose Center: There needs to be a Multi-purpose Center built in Cruz Bay. Plans have been drawn already at a cost to the government of $280,000. Lets use those plans and build this much needed facility. 3 New Island School: The Department of the Interior and V.I. National Park have been involved with this as well as the Department of Education and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. What is happening with this project? We should be updated on this important project to ensure that it progresses. 4 Cruz Bay Fire Station: This station needs to be relocated just out of Cruz Bay up Centerline Road near the Seventh Day Adventist tion. 5 Ferry to St. Thomas: The cost is too high. The ferry fare to St. Thomas must be reduced. 6 VITRAN Bus Service: There has not been any service on weekends or holidays for more than a year. We were promised new buses more than two years ago. We need new buses and we need the buses to run. Thank you, Norm GledhilThe Good Island of St. John Angelo Hill, Police Sergeant and Acting Commander of the Leander Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay retires. Sergeant Hill retires after he is caught in a drug sting that busted a major drug operation in the life in prison, Angelo retires from the police force. A co-defendent Roberto Tapia, a DPNR law enspend four years and ten months in jail. Looking around St. John at some of Angelos property it appears that he has done pretty well. I dont know much about Roberto but I assume that he also invested his money wisely. It appears that both of them were smart enough to not use their product. gen Command have to decide which side that they are going to be on. I hope that they decide to do their job even though there are much higher paying alter natives. I am still puzzled about Mr. Tapia getting the longer sentence, maybe Angelo had a better lawyer. I wonder if Angelo will spend his time in some nice prison in the U.S. and come back and reconnect with his buddies and continue business as usual. He will probably meets some guys in the next couple of years that could help him advance the business in a major way. Maybe he will take his money and his retirement checks and move to Panama where he could live a very comfortable life of pleasure. Another option would be to understand how lucky that he is and come back to St. John and spend the rest of his life and some of the money that he made helping kids to grow knowing how to read, without using to give back to this community to try to make up for the damage that he has done. I guess we will see what you decide to do when you get out Angelo. Greg Miller Life in ParadiseEven on the cross, Jesus had to deal with human views on life. One thief was sarcastic, blamed the world for everything and expected Jesus to bail him out. The other thief was repentant, humble and asked for mercy. Jesuss answer was; Today, you will be with me in Paradise. Each one of us lives in a world of oour own making. We choose our attitudes, careers, mates, friends and habits. We ultimately reap what seeds we have sown. and unrepentant hearts will not bear fruits of comfort and ease. So what was the difference between these two thieves? They both were getting their just desserts. Why was one bitter and the other sorrowful? The Bible says that rain will fall on the just and the unjust. This means that good will happen to the believer and non-believer. The problem is we expect the good times to last forever. We want that no matter our actions, everything should work out in our best interest. Sadly, our society Consequences of the worst kind are being played out as hidden sins come to light. Like the thief on the cross, many folks who plead not guilty know that they have sinned all along. Only when the whole truth is revealed do they attempt to change their plea. This Easter season brought us to a place of judgment. One was pronounced on Christ. Do we see and acknowledge the seriousness of our sins? Will we blame others for the wrongs? Though battered and torn, Jesus looked with compassion on those two men. He didnt judge their past lifestyle or endorse their earthly sentence. Even on the cross, our Savior provided a way out. A way to to receive Jesus into your heart. The choice is yours. Both thieves were sentenced to death, but one entered life after death. Remember Me, Emmanuel PrinceBetween T wo Thieves
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 17 I drive slowly and I watch the side of the road. So Monday afternoon, passing over the speed bumps just before the basketball court, I was going slow enough to see an iguana lying injured by the wall to my left. Preparing to pull off to the left to stop, I slowed even more. Suddenly a young boy ran out from behind the wall ahead of me and directly across the street in front of my car. He and I were both blessed that I had stopped. or he wouldve slammed into me. The end result would be the same: tragedy and pain for him, for his family and for me. The exit/entry to the basketball court is hidden from vehicles headed toward town, some traveling on the road is hidden from youngsters running out of the basketball court, like this one, who raced over by the gas station to retrieve a ball and seemed totally unaware of the close call wed just had. I urge parents to warn their children about this dangerous spot. Make sure they always stop and look both ways before entering the road. This little boy was lucky this time. Sad to say, the iguana was not so fortunate. But iguana parents dont bother teaching Sincerely, Paula MylesT o Parents of Young Basketball Players In regards to the article in this weeks paper about the Elaine I. Sprauve Library there are several items that need to be corrected. First, the beautiful new bookshelves were donated by the Friends of the Elaine Sprauve Library, NOT the Friends of the V.I. National Park. Second, the Friends of the Elaine Sprauve Library board made the decision to contract the new book shelves in November 2013 due to the condition of the old shelving, which was beginning to sag and deteriorate. The V.I. provided more than two months advanced 2014 when the bookshelves were paid for and the installation scheduled for early February. Carlson Construction did indeed offer on several occasions to remove the old bookshelves, however, the V.I. Government made it clear they were not to be removed until such time as the property disposal inventory could be conducted. This eyesore remains at the front entrance of the library almost six months after the V.I. Government donation arrive unexpectedly as stated in the article. While the condition of the bookshelves due to the sagging was no longer serviceable for housing the amount of heavy books in the public library, they certainly could have been donated for use to another organization if they had not been allowed to sit exposed to the elements the past several months. Your edits to the previous article are appreciated. Sincerely, Robyn Podany, Board Member Friends of Elaine Sprauve Library Editors Note: Due to an error (brain freeze) the wrong organization was named in the cutline accompanying the photograph. The new shelving units were donated by the Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Public Library.Friends of Sprauve Library Shelves Not Unexpected Pelican Rock is no longer accessible for snorkeling from the beach. We have come to St. John for 20 years or more, and built a house here 12 years ago. Pelican Rock has been a favorite spot for us and other experienced snorkelers all this time. No more! A young man has taken over the beach, built an ugly new shack beside the old one, and cordoned off the whole beach all the way to the abandoned (?) half ruined house to the west, with markers and signs to keep out. He has also cordoned off the parking across the road with signs saying Private Property. Does Tradewinds know if he indeed owns all the land on both sides of the road? Does he have a legal permit to build an ugly shack that close to the water? We tried to drive to the end of the road to the east, where there is a boat launching pad into the water, to try and snorkel to Pelican Rock from there. This area now also has a sign that says Private Property. Do the snorkelers really make that much nuisance, so that we are now totally cut off from this beautiful spot? If these landowners have their way, it will now only be accessible from the sea. Guen Arvidson Letters To St. John Tradewinds
St. John Tradewinds Kurt G. Magic Marsh Sr. of Coral Bay, St. John died on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the age of 45 in Texas. Services were conducted at the St. John Seventhday Adventist Church in Cruz Bay on Friday, April 25. Burial was in the Calabash Boom Cemetery. After earning his Associates Degree (cum laude) in Accounting Management from Monroe College in New York in 1988, Kurt returned to the Virgin Islands where he became involved community member. Majik served as his sons elemen tary school Parent/Teacher Organization President, coached young mens basketball teams, served as a engaged in local charitable work. His ambition lead him to pursue many ventures including his famous smoothie stand in his home town of Coral Bay, obtaining a V.I. Taxi License and his realtors license and opening a fragrance business. Kurt also dabbled in auto sales, jewelry sales and the construction industry. He is survived by his mother, Mathilda Harvey; father, Kenneth Marsh; sons Kasiem, Kurt Jr., Irvin and Le-Jay Marsh; daughters Chandi, Jendaya and Kir trice; stepmother Aileen Marsh; stepfather George Harvey; brothers Kenneth Marsh Jr., Charles Marsh Sr., Doug Marsh, Don Marsh and Ruel Harvey; sister Lisia Marsh; stepbrothers Aaron Hodge and George Harvey Jr.; uncles Meredith Marsh and Godwin Stevens; aunts Eglah Clendinen and Minerva Vasquez; nieces Christin, Calimar, Carishma, Catisha, Corethea and Darianna; nephews Omar, Asim, David, Tobias, Ishmel, Caleem, Chrarles Jr., Seandre, Damien, Doug Jr.; special friends Waldy, Dwight Thomas Mango, Joyce Thomas and Jerry Potter; other relatives, Carol, Carla, Joyce, Sheila, Stephanie, Hervie, Jackie, Gary, Melroy, Ernie, Linda, Dawn, Marvin, Tina, Owen, Tonia, Vernon, Steelo, Alfonse, Teresa, Raffy, Gerry, Kent, Cedric, Brady, Sheila Liburd, Vernon, Shaka, Steve, Glenn, Smith family, Marsh family, Stevens family, Bastian family, Joseph family, Dalmida family; and many other relatives too numerous to mention.18 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 The live music scene on St. John is bigger and better than ever! Quantitywith over 25 local businesses supporting weekly live music for the season, there are days of the week with over 10 gigs. music this good in their stateside cities. All postings are regular weekly events booked 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. 10a-1p Concordia Bo Guitar 5:30 8:30 Sun Dog Cafe Various Open Mike 5:30-8:30 Aqua Bistro Matt Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Ocean Grill Rascio Steel Pan 6-9 High Tide Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Erin Hart Guitar Vocal 6:30-9 Tamarind Inn Steel Pan Tropical 6-9 Pickles Micheal Beason Open Mike 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Ike Guitar Vocal 5-8 High Tide Erin Hart Guitar Vocal 6-8 Pickles T Bird Guitar Vocal 6-9 Ocean Grill Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Ike Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Tamarind Inn Brothers Nature Rock 8-11 Beach Bar 3rd String Allstars Rock 5-8 High Tide Mikey P Guitar Vocal 5:30-8:30 Aqua Bistro Steven Sloan Guitar Vocal 6-9 Balcony James Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Ocean Grill Rascio Steel Pan 6:30-8:30 Cinnamon Bay Eddie Bruce Drumming 7-9 Barefoot Cowboy T Bird Guitar Vocal 5-8 High Tide Jason Jones Guitar Vocal 6-9 Ocean Grill T Bird Guitar Vocal To be added to this live music schedule, the event must be a regularly scheduled event (sorry, no temporary performances), email email@example.com with: day, time, location, performer and style. NO PHONE CALLS. ObituaryKurt G. Magic Marsh Sr., 45, Interred at Calabash BoomSt. John Tradewinds U.S. Virgin Islands Gubernatorial candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt announced that she has selected Warren Mosler as her running mate for the position of Lieutenant fessional and 11 year resident of St. Croix, is also an independent and has previously run for Delegate to Congress. Diase Coffelt made the following state ment regarding her selection: My vision for the Virgin Islands is to develop it into the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean. In order to bring about this economic growth and prosperity, I am seekme. I am proud to announce that Warren Mosler has agreed to do so as my running issues, including banking, insurance, corporations and trademarks, and property taxes. ties and help me create a more prosperous future for all of us, said Diase Coffelt. His 40 years of high level experience agement of his investment fund, along with his global achievements in promoting progressive economic policies, have more than cated to the people of the Virgin Islands and is committed to working with me as a team Virgin Islands, Diase Coffelt concluded. This is both a great honor and oppor tunity, said Mosler. Soraya Diase Coffelt experience to serve as the next governor. In addition, her integrity and honesty combine to make her by any measure the superior candidate for Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Candidates Diase Coffelt and Mosler will be actively campaigning on all of the islands, reaching out to voters in each community to meet as many people as possible. Mosler Joins Diase Coffelt T icket for Governor
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 19 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott 1-3/4 lengths at Churchhill Downs The University of the Virgin Islands will host its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. A new web page with information about the upcoming ceremonies, as well as several videos looking back to the 2013 event is now available from the Presidents Section of the UVI website http://www.uvi.edu and from this direct link: Commencement. The page also features a prominent link to special information for graduating students.UVI Commencement Set for May 17-18St. John Tradewinds Join Reverend Ernie Mills at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, on Sunday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus, for the topic: Unitarian Universalists Go To Hell. All right, then, Ill go to hel.l We may remember these words from Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn. Rather than turn his friend, the run-away slave, Jim into the authorities Huckleberry chooses to go to hell. That sentence, says the Twain scholar Russell Banks is the great moral awakening for white America. There is then, the possibility of redemption... If you can accept, all right, then, Ill go to hell, then the possibility of redemption exists. Unitarians Universalists have a long tradition of seeking social justice and equal rights even if it means catching hell. Our Living Tradition draws from many sources, one of which is women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love. For more information go to: www.uufstjohn.com.Unitarian Universalists Go To Hell Is Topic for May 11 Service St. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands GERS Administrator, Austin Nibbs, is pleased to announce that for the seventeenth year, the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) will present up to three scholarships to dependents of the GERS membership. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has been responsible for the administration of the GERS Scholarship since its inception in the 1998. Funded through the goodwill and generosity of the GERS Investment Managers, a scholarship trust fund was established at GERS on Februscholarships provide tuition support for four years, to students enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a bachelors degree. As the costs of college tuition continue to soar, GERS is pleased to do their part in assisting VI youth pursuing higher education. Candidates for scholarships will be selected from eligible 2014 graduates of any of the Territorys high schools. Scholarships may be awarded to a student from St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. To be eligible to apply, a student must be the child, step-child or legal dependent of a contributing member of GERS, be a graduating senior of a high school in the Territory, and have a grade point average of no less Applications and full directions are available at: www.cfvi.net. Applications must be submitted through CFVIs online portal no later than Friday, May 16, 2014. For more information about CFVI or the GERS Scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 774-6031, or visit CFVIs web site www. cfvi.net.GERS Scholarships Available
20 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885. T uesday, May 6 Early registration for St. John parents will be on Tuesday, May 6, from 9 am to 2 pm at Julius Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency will host a series of Town Hall meetings territory wide to present new informa tion on the Agencys tsunami preparedness efforts and to dialogue with residents about to being ready for this rare but ing will be on Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Julius E. Sprauve School. St. John Film Society will be screening One Lucky Elephant on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 pm at St John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. W ednesday, May 7 The public is advised that the Records Bureau on St. John will be open once a week on Wednesdays only, beginning Wednesday, May 7. A Summer Youth Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, at 5 p.m. at Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. Thursday, May 8 The Marketplace is hosting a Health/Nutrition Fair in conjuction with the Department of Human Services on Thursday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the old Nest loca business complex. Johns Folly Learning Institute students and supporters will be presenting a weekly fund-raising sale of local food, drinks and herbal teas every Thursday at the Triangle in Coral Bay beginning May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 The Animal Care Center of St. John will have its annual spring fundraiser Wagapalooza on Saturday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. The Bethany Moravian Womens Fellowship will host a Mother/Daughter Dinner and Program on Saturday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m.Donation $15 Adults/$7 Children under 12. Prize for the Best Mother/ mation call 340-776-6291 or e-mail Opti93@yahoo.com. Come on out and support Coral Bays hometown Olympic sailor Mimi Roller and teammate Kayla McComb at an MK Sailing Summer Fundraiser at Skinny Legs on Satur day, May 10, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The Fourth annual ProSolar Rubber Duck Derby will be on Saturday, May 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the St Thomas Yacht Club. Saturday, May 10 to Sunday, May 11 The next St. John Farmers Market will be Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Marketplaces second level parking lot. Sunday, May 11 Join Reverend Ernie Mills at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, on Sunday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus, for the topic: Unitarian Universalists Go To Hell. Saturday, May 17 The University of the Virgin Islands will host its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus Sunday, May 24 The 11th annual Beachto-Beach Power Swim will be on Saturday, May 24. The event is set in the protected waters of Virgin Islands National Park along the north shore of St. John. Connecting with Nature: Falling in Love with Bats St. John Tradewinds News Photos (Photo William Stelzer), above, and a Velvety free-tailed bat (Molossus molossus), Photo Danielle Hurricane Hole Storm Mooring Procedures Set, Drawing June 7St. John Tradewinds The management of Virgin Islands National Park/Coral Reef National Monument is requesting vessel owners who were per mitted to use a storm mooring in Hurricane Hole during 2013, and wishing to retain said storm moor ing berth for the 2014 season, to contact Esther Francis (esther_ firstname.lastname@example.org) before May 23. Vessel owners, who have already responded, need not do anything further. If park management does not hear from the vessel owner by that time, it will be assumed the owner does not intend to use the mooring during the 2014 hurricane season. All open berths will then be placed in a drawing to be held on June 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at the pavilion in front of the Visitor Center in Cruz Bay. Any vessel owner who was issued a temporary permit last year should let Ms. Francis know if there is an interest in the storm mooring berth for which they were issued the permit in the event that the original permittee decides to relinquish the spot for another year. Should the original permittee elects to utilize said storm moor ing berth this year, the temporary permit holder will need to participate in the drawing for any open berths. Park management would like to remind owners that if a vessel was sold or transferred since last year, it is the vessel which retains the storm mooring berth and, not the past owner. This is due to the fact that many vessels have moor ing attachment lines made up to suit the storm mooring berth that were assigned. Contact Ms. Esther Francis at (340) 693-8950, ext. 232, with any questions and/or concerns. cheological research indicated that the stone carvings by the freshwater pool were made by pre-Colombian Taino people and represented the bats drinking there which were viewed as important links between the human and supernatural worlds. The Staten Island researchers also went to the apparently attracted by the ripe fruit from a strangler to land development and habitat loss. During the three year IRF survey, only 10 were seen on St. John, out of a total of over 500 bats netted. The IRF report recommended actions in the Virgin Islands to protect remaining forest land and replant native fruit trees, and to educate people about conservation of local species. (Bats are the only native mammals in the Virgin Islands.) Bats serve ecologically critical roles in pollination and seed dispersal, and the mosquito eaters near houses certainly also provide a valuable service to people can be measured in terms of bugs and seeds and pollen. People tend to react emotionally to bats. Some are afraid, thinking about vampires, and warnings from grandmothers about bats getting caught in their hair. Others are attracted to their wildness. They remind us of the life forces that remain mysterious and untamed, and maybe also draw our own wild spirits out of the shadows. 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. Continued from Page 7
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 21 Celebrating Spring in the Kitchenby Mares CraneCHARGRILLED LEG OF LAMB WITH GARLIC, SALSA VERDE AND BEETS 1 boneless leg of lamb 5 garlic cloves 4 sprigs of rosemary Olive oil 2 lemons, juiced 12 beets, assorted colors Salsa Verde: 1 bunch Italian parsley, stalks removed 1 bunch mint, stalks removed 1 jar of capers 1 jar of anchovies (can be omitted) 1 Tbs Dijon mustard Red wine vinegar Olive oil 1 lemon, juiced Black pepper and salt Prepare the leg of lamb by slicing each of the main muscles into 2-inch think slices. Marinate for one to two hours with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves and rosemary. Marinate Preheat oven to 400F. Wash and dry beets well. Roughly chop the beets into even sized chunks and transfer to a baking sheet with a little olive oil. Roast in the oven until tender, about one hour. For salsa verde, blend mint, parsley, capers, mustard and anchovies together until smooth. Add lemon juice. Keep the salsa fairly thick and add salt and pepper. Heat a large griddle pan until smoking hot. Drain the slices of lamb and pat dry. Chargrill on each side two or three minutes until desired doneness. Transfer to a tray and allow to rest for several minutes. Reheat the beets in the oven for a few minutes and serve with the lamb and salsa verde. Serves six. ONE P AN SALMON WITH ROASTED POT A TOES, ASPARAGUS AND CHERRY T OMA TOES 2 lbs new potatoes, halved 2 Tbs olive oil 8 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes 1 Tbs Balsamic vinegar 1 handful fresh basil leaves Heat oven to 425F. Put potatoes and 1 Tbs olive oil into an ovenproof dish. Roast for 20 minutes, until starting to brown. Toss asparagus in with the potatoes and return to oven for 15 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and vinegar and nestle the salmon among the vegetables. Drizzle with the remaining per and scatter over basil leaves. Serve right from the baking dish and enjoy! Serves two. POMEGRANA TE DAIQUIRI 500 ML pure pomegranate juice 2 Tbs sugar 4 limes, juiced 150 ML white or light dark rum 1 small seedless watermelon 1/2 honeydew melon Pour the juice into a pitcher. Add some sugar and stir well. Add the lime juice and rum. Scoop balls Top with some crushed ice and a little soda water. Rub a lime wedge on the rim of four tumblers and add a little sugar along the rim. Pour the cocktail into the tumblers and garnish with a lime wedge. Serves four. VEL VETY MILK CHOCOLA TE POTS WITH RASPBERRIES These are good to make a day ahead and chill. Serve at room temperature. Serves four. 1 1/4 C fresh raspberries 100 ML milk 300 ML heavy cream 1 Tbs sugar 1/2 C milk chocolate 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg, beaten Confectioners sugar for dusting Preheat oven to 275F. Boil a kettle of water. Put 1 cup of the raspberries in a bowl and crush to a puree with a fork. Spoon into a heatproof glass or china ramekins and place in a small roasting tin. Put milk, cream and sugar into a small pan and bring to slowly to a boil, stirring once or twice to dissolve the sugar. Finely chop the chocolate and put in a mixing bowl. As soon as the milk starts to bubble, around the edge, take off the heat and cool for one minute. Pour over chocolate mixture, and stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and beaten egg. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl and then pour over the raspberries, dividing the mixture between the pots. Pour the boiling water into the roasting pan so it is halfway up the side of the pots. Bake for about 1 hour until set and slightly wobbly. Remove from oven and water and allow cool completely. Serve with extra raspberries on top and a dusting of confectioners sugar. Continued from Page 12 St. John Tradewinds My Brothers Workshop is pleased to announce that Jenny Hawkes has joined the team as the new Executive Director, and has already begun working with the organization. Hawkes replaces Christina Luton, who has been the executive director for the past three years. While leaving the position, Luton will remain on the Board of the My Brothers Workshop, staying committed to the or ganization as a volunteer. I am happy to see My Brothers Workshop step into a new season and for the organization to continue to grow allowing it to support many more in our community. I will work side by side with Jenny to assist in the transition and ensure she has all the tools she needs to move us forward. Hawkes was born and raised in a sleepy mountain town in the Southern Rockies of Northern New Mexico. She graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1998, married the love of her life in 1999, and 2000. Then things really started speeding up. In her native town, Hawkes had voluntarily been the president of the schools PTA, the president of the school board, appointed to the planning and zoning commission, and a member of town council. Her professional background includes owning and operating a prominent real estate/prop erty management company that serviced over 70 clients in the nightly rental business where she fully engaged in the operament of a staff of 10. But after vacationing in St. Thomas in 2009, a new love affair began, and there was no looking back. A cocktail of both meticulous planning and faith leaping landed Hawkes on The Rock in January, 2012, along with her husband and two children. Immediately after moving to the island, she was hired by Clean Fuels Clearinghouse, a state side company in the renewable fuel industry as their Accounts Manager. for Joseph Sibilly elementary, Hawkes became the Vice President of the association, and as such, she both assisted with and organized numerous events and fundraisers. She is also very involved with the St. Thomas Reformed Church, and she and her husband host a gathering of young adults for Christian fellowship at their home on Thursday nights. Hawkes brings years of experience planning events and fundraisers, working with notjuggling family, work and volunteer activities to her new job. I feel privileged to be working for an organization dedicated to changing the lives and offering hope to young people who want to change their lives, she said, I am looking forward to helping My Brothers Workshop be as effective as possible in this community. For more information, please call 340-715-2769 or email jhawkes@mybrohter sworkshop.orgJenny Hawkes Joins My Brothers W orkshop T eam as Exec. Director Jenny Hawkes
Subject: Re: Bizarre Happening at T runk Bay Date: March 29, 2014 11:38:39 AM MDT T o: email@example.com Another possible facet to this story would be the native superstitions. Nina has worked in the Trunk Bay Gift shop for 30 years. She heard about the boars being at Trunk several months ago. After I told her of my recent experience with the boars, she replied: I used to wander through the woods looking for coconuts; now I will never go in there because I do not want to be eaten alive. The boars will eat you alive! She then told me a story about someones grandfather who went into the woods where there were boars and never was seen again. Arthur Sent: 4/11/2014 11:00:33 A.M. Eastern Daylight T ime Subj: Pigs on the beach in St John Art, I apologize for the delay in sending these, but here are the two pics of the pigs we saw in St. John, Trunk Bay. The second one is the one with the pants. Please just let me know you got them. Thanx and stay well. T oni Jean Bianculli22 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 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 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Toni Jean BianculliThis pig has stolen a pair of shorts off the beach and is running away with them.T ourists T ittilated by W ild Boar or Moses PigsContinued from Page 6 with several elements, what Hitchcock created ended being one of her favorite portraits from the Columbine series. The interesting thing about that painting is that I ended up doing Laurens face four times because I was trying to get her to look out at the viewer, Hitchcock said. She kept wanting to look up and I could not make her look out. Dawn said it was perfect because it was Lauren telling her that it was okay. Dawn Anna became an inspirational speaker in the wake of her daughters murder and had long planned to write a book in Laurens honor. Hitchcock agreed it would take years before the collaboration began in earnest. visit and she walked into the gallery with the script she had written and asked again if I would illustrate it, said the St. John painter. I said I would absolutely work on it with her. Dawn came down again about three years later and we worked on the again book for a week. Posing as the main character in Heavens Flower, Anna scurried around Hitchcocks garden, acting out scenes from the book. All told, Hitchcock created 34 original paintings for Heavens Flower, which Anna recently self-published. Hitchcock didnt accept any money for her work and all proceeds from the book go to Lauren Townsends memorial fund. I told Dawn that I didnt want any money for this and were not keeping any money from the sale of the books, said Hitchcock. Anna also donated numerous copies of Heavens Flower, Hitchcock added. Dawn takes lots of copies to different hospitals and she really wants the book to be inspirational for people, said the St. John painter. She wants the book to be there in waiting rooms and places where people need encouragement. Heavens Flower is available at Bajo el Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction and on Amazon.St. John Artist Illustrates Heavens FlowerContinued from Page 7
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 23 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighbor hoods safer by reporting infor mation while remaining totally anonymous. As we know, we all have to play a role in helping to reduce crime. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement needs to know what you know. ST. JOHN On Saturday, April 19, at 3:45 p.m., police received a report that a hand bag contain ing important documents and $2,000 in cash was stolen from a vehicle that was parked in Cruz Bay by Mongoose Junction. If you know anything about this crime, please report it. ST. THOMAS On Sunday, April 13, at about 7:50 p.m., a couple was walking towards the Galleon House after dinner and were approached by a black, masked male who pointed an unknown object at them. The wife later indicated it was a gun. The husband told him to get away from him or he will wife, who was on the ground in a pool of blood, sustained a cracked skull and a laceration on the back of her head and had to be taken to the hospital for treat ment. ST. CROIX On Saturday, April 19 a 32-year-old male was shot and killed at the Frontline Bar and Restaurant in Estate Calquhoun. was also shot when he attempted to intervene in the argument that gal guns that were present at the crime scene. We need your help Territory. If you know how they are entering our borders, please let us know. Please continue to work for the good of all by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www. CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 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. To learn how our organization keeps tipsters anonymous, please go to our website and click How it Works.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsApril 14, 2014, 5:01 p.m. Greetings, The VIPD makes the arrest blotter available to all media personnel who can display valid and current proof that they are associated with a media outlet. Currently the majority of media in the Terrishows their association with a media outlet. This quest to access these services. Please check with the newspaper you are associated with to obtain a press pass before attempting to access the VIPD services again. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Regards, Melody RamesVIPD PIO Sent from my iPad Editors Note: On Saturday, April 12, a St. John Tradewinds newspaper reporter was denied access to the VIPD St. John record log after presenting a valid Virgin Islands Drivers License with photograph, two media business cards identifying his association with St. John Tradewinds and two expired VIPD press passes from 1994 and 2004. In addition, the reporters name has been printed in St. John Tradewinds for more than 20 years about one million times, more or less which should adequately establish his association. The VIPD no longer issues press passes and a news medium cannot issue a press pass. St. John Tradewinds has been afforded access to the VIPD St. John police record for almost 40 years although not without sporadic harassment. EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS: CELLULAR: 340-776-9110LAND LINE: 911 / POLICE: 340-693-8880 / FIRE 340-776-6333St. John Tradewinds Police on St. Thomas are investigating the death of a 43-year-old female that occurred on the morning of May 2. Major Crime Unit detec tives are conducting an investigation in to the cause of death. Emergency Dispatch 911 received a call for a police escort to the hospital just before 8 a.m. The caller told dispatchers that his wife was not breathing. Upon arrival at the hospital the attending medial staff said the female had died. Major Crime detectives are actively investigating this case. This case pletion of the investigation. Major Crime Bureau detectives on St. Thomas have arrested a retired police captain and charged him with second degree murder in the death of his wife. The suspect, 51-year-old Enrique Saldana, was arrested pur suant to a warrant signed by Virgin Islands Superior Court judge. Saldana was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing. May 2, when Emergency 911 Dispatchers received a call from a male at the Food Center Supermarket in Estate Fredenhoj. The caller said his girlfriend was not breathing and requested an escort to the hospital. The year-old Jeanette Magras-Saldana. Saldana told police that while they were at the beach his wife collapsed and stopped breathing. Emergency Room Medical Staff pronounced Magras-Saldana dead on arrival. The medical staff said Magras-Saldanas body had several bruises. Saldana was detained for questioning and later provided detectives with a state ment. Preliminary investigation revealed that Magras-Saldana sustained multiple bodily injuries, some of which caused severe black and blue bruising. Additionally, the victim appeared to have died several hours prior to her arrival at the hospital. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined pending completion of an autopsy. Saldana was arrested at approximately 6:00 p.m. the same day. In addition to second Degree Murder, Saldana was also charged with Voluntary Manslaughter, First Degree Assault, and Third Degree Assault. His bail was set at $500,000 and the suspect was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice of rights hearing. Detectives continue to investigate this case. Persons with informa tion related to this crime are asked to contact the VIPD Major Crimes Unit at (340) 642-8449, Emergency 911, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800222-TIPS. Retired Police Captain Charged with Second Degree Murder for Beating W ife to Death Hey, Wheres the Police Log?What Is Public Records Access Law?St. John Tradewinds A man who concealed a loaded semi-automatic pistol in his carryon luggage was arrested upon arrival to St. Thomas from St. Croix at mid-morning today. Jamal Rivera is charged with possession of an unliat curbing the transportation of both unlicensed guns and illegal drugs between the islands. the six weapons has netted three arrests. In todays case, Rivera, 27, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at about 10 a.m. Man Arrested for T ransporting Illegal W eapon Between Islands
24 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831Art GalleriesBajo el Sol Gallery Located in Mongoose Junction tel. 340-693-7070 Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery Located at The Marketplace 340-693-8524BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881FurnitureCarlos Furniture 340-693-0016 Located at Tutu Park Mall on STT Free delivery and setup to St. JohnGreen BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; email@example.com Theodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.com LandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831Real Estate340 Real Estate Company, LLC 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 firstname.lastname@example.org www.340realestateco.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 email@example.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Ocean 362 American Contemporary Cuisine For reservations, call 340-776-0001 Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory HORROR STORIES 5 Entrap 10 Entrap 21 Recovery rapper 26 Kept out of sight 32 Journal keeper 37 Helper Bunch Movie 45 Core military groups 48 Force (upon) a pair 62 Bullring shout line 68 Measure of national economic health organism) 77 More brutal therapy yogurt 87 De-knot 88 Passing vote 95 Little-seen beater, often 104 River in Italy 106 Singer Tony 107 Call before the court 112 CBS hit with two spinoffs 115 U.S. Uncle at the starts of 23-, 123 Nunavut native 126 See 60-Down 127 Fill in for DOWN 2 With crying 3 Home of military craft 4 Camera type, in brief 6 Ruling from a plate umpire in law) 10 Infusion vessel 11 More than a little forgetful Umbrella 15 Rescue crew VIPs 17 Spanish city 18 Less happy 41 H.S. math 42 Fable penner 50 Spelling of Scream 2 53 Late morning hour 55 Cooling pack 59 Whole bunch cetera 66 Rosary prayer Canals 70 State tree of North Dakota 72 ER pictures 75 Ballerina-like 86 Pertain 90 Clinical scientist, for short 94 Earache, formally 96 Comply with 97 Habitual owner 100 Print goofs 101 Sailors 102 First stages 103 No, to Klaus 104 Set of three 108 Spouts off maker 120 Brewpub tub
St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 25 Commercial Space Available For Rent *3 ACRES* Adjacent to National Park, Gentle grade, easy build. Convenient beach access. Call Peter at John Foster Real Estate 340-513-1850 Located at Battery Hill, only a short walk away from Cruz Bay. This 2bd/2ba Harbor View condo has breathtaking views and cool breezes. $475,000. Peter @340-513-1850 John Foster Real Estate Real Estate SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 CRUZ BAY One bedroom apt, Power Boyd, $950 Two bedroom, one bath, w/d, $1300 One bedroom, one bath apt, w/d, pool, awesome view, $1800 Two bedroom, one bath apt, screened deck, washer, near Cruz Bay, $1500 Two bedroom, one bath apt, screened deck, washer, ocean view, $1700 Two bedroom, two bath apt, large deck, w/d, $1800 Two bedroom, two bath apt, w/d Skytop, $1850 CORAL BAY One bedroom, one bath apt, small deck, $1100 STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS, AUTOS FROM $35 MONTH 643-3283 PASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 Starting at $85/mo. One mile from Cruz Bay. 340-776-1330 EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILA BLE RETAIL, OFFICE OR STORAGE340-776-6455 Commercial/Ofce Storage FOR SALE BY OWNER Giveaway $695,000, turnkey condition, pool, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cement, beautiful and views of Coral Bay Unbelievable Price. Call (508) 939-1414 email: email@example.com Download Tradewinds each week on our web sitewww.stjohnnews.com GREETERS for busy real estate company. Experienced and mature with nice car only. Call Andretti at 693-8485 St. John Properties Help Wanted LOTS FOR SALE Saunders Gut, Coral Bay Island views $175,000 Investor wanted construction for Eco Villas 779-7445 COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE Prime street level retail location, FIRST MONTH FREE with one year lease For more information: For more information, call Nick at (340) 771-3737 Busy St. John real estate self starter must be skills, IT and Quickbooks. responsibilities. Call 776-6776; or email resume to: info@HolidayHomesVI.com FOR SALE: Beautifully Carved Indonesian Teak Door and Window Shutters 3 Windows & 2 Doors Available (buy separately or as package deal)CALL 340-642-5386 T O MAKE AN APPOINTMENT T O VIEW FOR SALE 2 mahogany twin beds $500 each (with mattress) Call 340-779-4070 Excellent condition For Sale
26 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 www.IslandiaRealEstate.com | www.SeaGlassProperties.comO: 340-776-6666 F: 340-693-8499 Villa Lantano | $5,900,000 5 bed | 5.5 bath | 5,568 sqft Serving St. John for Over 40 Years Casa de Sonadores | $2,650,000 5 bed | 4.5 bath | 10,300 sqft Luminera | $2,195,000 3 bed | 3.5 bath | 6,639 sqft Brisas Del Mar | $1,350,000 3 bed | 3 bath | 2,625 sqft Colibri | $2,990,000 3 bed | 4 bath | 5,420 sqft Ixora | $1,450,000 5 bed | 4 bath | 4,658 sqft Privateer Bay Estates | $549,000 1.1 acre Milkmoon Cottage l $995,000 2 bed | 2 bath | 1,475 sqft Virigin Grand Estates | $150,000 .44 acreWe Do Vacation Rentals! PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w c a r i b b e a n v i l l a c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O Exceptional St. John Villa Offered Through Debbie Hayes E XCLU SIVE REAL EST A TE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEBBIE HAYES, GRILICENSED U.S VIRGIN IS L ANDS REA L ESTATE BROKER/ OWNER Ofce: 340 714 5808Cell: 340 642 5995DH@DH. www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com I C B r Br V I f r nf t t r Eb V R. O .M DebbieHayes-TW CasaBueno 11.26.2012.indd 1 11/30/12 2:37 PM $1.550M VI-EPSCoR Conference W ill Focus on Bolstering Research, Outreach in RegionSt. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) will host its Annual Confer ence from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 12. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Univer sity of the Virgin Islands Administration and Conference Center, on the St. Thomas Campus. The goal of the day will be to share information about research, education, and outreach goals and initiatives being conduct ed by local entities, as well as those by representatives from the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, according to VI-EPSCoR Project Director Dr. Henry Smith. The 2014 theme is: Strengthening Our Research, Education and Outreach Collaborations in the Region. This is part of an overall effort to identify synergies and opportunities for Smith said. Presentations on the following areas are planned: Ridge to Reef Research in the Region; Climate Change and Anthropogenic Research; Education; and Outreach. Presenters will include UVI researchers, and representatives from the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the VI Department of Education. The keynote presentation will be from Dr. Lee Todd, president emeritus of the University of Kentucky. Dr. Todds topic will be The Role of Science and Technol ogy in Economic Development. There will also be a special lunchtime presentation by Dr. Sean Kennan, an EPSCoR program director with the National Science Foundation (NSF). Kennan is responsible for partner ships and collaborative funding opportunities available through the NSF. We hope that, through the days delib erations, participants will learn of existing and proposed research, outreach and education activities, Dr. Smith said. We also want participants to offer their suggestions to these initiatives, and in several instances, ates may be able to collaborate with others to strengthen and ensure greater effective ness and successes in the Virgin Islands and the region. VI-EPSCoR, is funded by the National Science Foundation. It is committed to fostering partnerships in research, academia, and the public and private sectors in the Vir gin Islands, to build a more science-capable and research-competitive territory. For more details or to RSVP, call (340) 692-4003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear EarthT alk: Is there a link between the recent spread of mosquito-borne diseases around the world and environmental pollution? Meg Ross, Lantana, FL If by pollution you mean greenhouse gas human-induced global warming is likely to increase the infection rates of mosquitoborne diseases like malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus by creating more mosquito-friendly habitats, according to Maria Diuk-Wasser at the Yale School of Public Health. The direct effects of temperature increase are an increase in immature mosquito development, virus development and mosquito biting rates, which increase contact rates (biting) with humans, Diuk-Wasser reported. To wit, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a record number of West Nile virus infections in the continental U.S. in 2012 with some 5,674 documented cases including 286 deaths. The virus uses insects as hosts where they reproduce and then are transmitted to humans via mosquito bites; it can also be transmitted via blood transfusions, organ transplants and breast feeding. While its still far less common, U.S. cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever also known as breakbone fever for the feeling it gives its victims rose by 70 percent in 2012 as compared with 2011. The CDC reports 357 cases of dengue fever in the continental U.S. in 2012, up from 251 in 2011. The majority, 104, was in Florida, but New York had 64 and California 35. Most of the infections were imported on people travelling to the U.S. Puerto Rico played host to 4,450 dengue fever cases in 2012, up from only 1,507 in 2011. But some of the cases in Florida likely came from mosquito bites there. The virus behind dengue fever thrives in tropical and sub-tropical environments. The increased warming predicted for the means dengue fever will no doubt be spreading north on the backs of mosquitoes into U.S. states that never thought they would have to deal with such exotic outbreaks. West Nile and dengue fever arent the only mosquito-borne diseases on U.S. public hitches a ride on the ever expanding Asian tiger mosquito and can cause high fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, muscle and joint pain, and a nasty rash in humans, comes from tropical Africa and Asia. But cases have started appearing in Western Europe in recent years and are expected to make it to the U.S. East Coast at anytime. Likewise, Rift Valley fever, which brings with it fever, muscle pain, dizziness, vision loss and even encephalitis, was limited to Kenya only a decade ago but today has spread across the entire African continent and is expected to make an appearance in Europe and the U.S. soon. vaccines against these diseases, concerned Americans can take some basic precautions to minimize their chances of getting mosquito bites. Keep screens on all the windows and doors in the house that can open. Outside, wear long pants and long sleeved shirts when possible and cover up with an insect repellent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says only those formula tions containing the chemical DEET have been proven effective but there are plenty of all natural alternatives out there. In the meantime, the best defense against these diseases may be keeping carbon footprints down, as the less global warming caused, the less everyone will have to deal with an onslaught of tropical mosquitoborne diseases.St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2014 27 COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SE R VI C ESST JO HNS OLD EST R EAL ESTATE F I R M SE R VI N G ST. JO HN F O R 54 YEA R S! INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM JUNGLE STONE gated estate prop erty in Catherineberg w/ big views of the North Shore & BVIs, custom-designed main house & Pebble Cottage w/ 5 bdrm suites, exquisite great room, chefs kitchen, outdoor dining & sitting areas, pool, hot tub, t ness room, 1100 bottle wine closet, shuffleboard breezeway & more! HALF MOON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and masterful construc tion throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an ar tistic statement in a world class setting. 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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 5.5.2014 B color.indd 1 4/30/14 2:30 PM Mosquito-borne Diseases on the Rise The onset of human-induced global warming is likely to increase the infection rates of mosquitoborne diseases like Malaria, by creating more mosquito-friendly habitats, according to Maria DiukWasser at the Yale School of Public Health.
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