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Senator at Large Candidates FileIndependent Rocky eyes comeback against democratic winner, rsttime GOP candidatePage 3Eco-tourism Guru Stanely Selengut Seeks Right Buyer for ConcordiaPage 3 Continued on Page 2May 19-25, 2014 Copyright 2014 Controversy Surrounding Numerous Reports of Sexual AssaultsPage 2 Island Mourns Passing of Dr. James Clayton Page 5By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds The new owner of Caneel Bay Resort, CBI Inc., will be competing to retain its concessions at the the Virgin Islands National Park and there will be competition from at least one existing sub-concessionaire. We continue to be in on-going discussions with the VINP for the Cinnamon Bay Campground and the Trunk Bay concession, said Patrick Kidd, spokesperson for CBI. They will have competition, one sub-concessionaire told St. John Tradewinds. timetable or started any negotia tions on Cinnamon concessions, according to Kidd. We have not received any timetable from the VINP or the NPS for the Cinnamon Bay concession, however we are actively in discussion with them, Kidd told Tradewinds.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatWindsurfer sails await customers at the Cinnamon Bay watersports concession.Caneel Bay Resort Will Have Competition For Trunk and Cinnamon Concessions


VINP Superintendent Brion FitzGerald said in prospectus out by May with new contracts by the summer of 2015. Original Concession Contract Is Expired More than 20 years after the original contract for the parks major commercial concessions at Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay on the north shore of St. John expired, the VINP will be putting the concessions up for bid this year with a new contract by the summer of 2015, according to Superintendent FitzGerald. Cinnamon Bay concessions will go out to bid, Supt. FitzGerald announced at appearances before three island civic groups in mid-January. The concessions have been operated on one-year extensions since 1990 at the 1990 rates, the superintendent said. The concessionaire has had zero incentive to make capital improvements, the VINP Superintendent told the St. John Rotary Club on January 22. Thats the park services fault. The NPS hopes to have bidders selected by this summer and a new operator in place by the summer of 2015, according to the superintendent. The bid documents will go out in May, Supt. FitzGerald told the St. John Rotary meeting. In addition to the potential for increased conces2 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTOR S 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 ADVERTISING 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: 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 Fathers Day Luncheon Set for Jun. 15St. Ursulas Episcopal Church will be honoring four commu nity leaders at their annual Fathers Day Luncheon on Sunday, June 15. Vernon Parsons, Robert OConnor, Carl Penn and Julien Har ley will be recognized at the annual event at noon at the St. Ur sulas Multipurpose Center. Tickets are $35. The Coast Guard Auxillary will perform boating safety checks on St. John on Thursday, May 22 at the Cruz Bay Dingy Dock from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Friday, May 23 at the Coral Bay Marina from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 693-8557.Boating Safety Check May 22 and 23 Festival Event Applications AvailableApplications for the St. John Festival Food, Arts & Crafts vendors, Festival Village Booth and Parade will be available at St. must have a valid business license. For additional information, call 340-690-3692 or 340-690-1725. The Animal Care Centers (ACC) annual spring fundraiser, as usual on Saturday, May 24. Wagas gates will open at 5 p.m. and the one-of-a-kind dog show will feature all the announced show classes plus many special events and lots of good fair food. Wagapalooza was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 10, but on Friday afternoon, May 9, the Department of Parks and Recbeing closed because the heavy rains that plagued St. John during ACC President Lucy Banks and the ACC directors immedi ately went to work and arranged to reschedule Wagapalooza to be held on Saturday, May 24. Even though the date had to be changed, everything else will be as planned.Heavy Rains Reschedule Waga for May 24Trunk and Cinnamon ConcessionsSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatThe spartan Cinnamon Bay cottage units are expected to be replaced by the next holder of the V.I. National Park concession for the rental units and the adjoining campground which is going out Continued from Front Continued on Page 23 The Friends of the Elaine I .Sprauve Library and the Coast Guard Auxillary will celebrate Safe Boating Week with free mawill do a cake decorating demonstration on Wednesday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. For more information call the library at 340-776-6359.Library Celebrating Safe Boating Week Interested in a non-invasive, affordable way to monitor your clinical thermographer and owner of Proactive Health Solutions, from Tucson, AZ, will be giving a free lecture open to the public on Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) at St. Ursulas Senior Center on St. John. Ms. Witt has over eight years of experience working with women and men who take a preventative approach to breast and full body health. For more information call Mary Blazine at 340/643-3141 or check out: on Monitoring Your Health Set


By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds Rocky will try for a comeback, but there are some fresh political faces and a few familiar ones who have thrown their hats into the ring as candidates for St. John Senator at Large in the 2014 election. Dalmida Jr., perennial candidate Ronnie Jones and political newcomer B. Gregory Miller. The three Democrats will face off in the Democratic primary election and the successful candidate will face a formidable opponent in former Senator at as an Independent, and a 24-year-old novice candidate, St. Thomian Jodi Hodge. a politically-savvy, newcomer with a well-known V.I. political name who is the only Republican candidate. Barshinger Taking Break Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, who decided not to run for a sixth term to deal with family matters related to the recent death of his father and says he could run for the position again in the future after a two-year layoff, does have a personal favor ite in the race in the Republican candidate for his job Hodge, his protege and girlfriend. Sen. Barshinger acknowledged his relationship with Hodge, upcoming race when former St. John Administrator Dalmida called for a political consultation six months ago. Dalmida, a popular St. John Administrator in the Roy Lester Schneider Administration from 1995 to 1999, is a longtime island entrepreneur and hospitality professional who has been working in the states in recent years. Sen. Barshinger said he had recommended that Dalmida return to the USVI from his Florida hospitality industry work and get involved in Virgin Islands government again before running. Once he (Dalmida) came back to the territory, Jody decided to run and asked if I would support her, Sen. Barshinger explained, questioning whether Dalmidas return to the terri tory and entry into the race was opportunistic and reiterating his support for Republican candidate Hodge. We met during the last campaign; she worked on my cam paign and we fell in love, explained Sen. Barshinger, a longtime bachelor, who acknowledged he would be supporting the woman I live with and the woman I love. Democrat To Face Liburd, Hodge Ronnie Jones, a native St. Johnian who works for the Department of Human Services, has been an unsuccessful candi date for Senator at Large in the last two campaigns and will be seeking to build on his previous campaign efforts. St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 3 Thursday, May 22nd Continued on Page 18 Five Candidates File for Senator at LargeIndependent Rocky Eyes Comeback Against Democratic Winner, First-Time GOP CandidateINDEXBusiness Directory ..............20 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ..........16 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Cryptoquip ...........................21 Letters ............................14-15 Obituary ..............................16 On the Market .....................11 Real Estate ....................22-23 Rhythm and Views ..............11 Senator at Large Reports ...17Eco-tourism Guru Selengut Seeks Buyer For Concordia With Eco-developer VisionSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro Courtesy of MaLinda Media Concordia Eco-Resort tents dot the hillside from the water. By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds World renowned eco-developer Stanley Selengut is in retirement mode and has asked a long-time/part-time St. John resident to assist him in his search for the right person to carry on his pet project on St. John, the eco-resort Concordia in Estate Concordia on the southeast tip of the island. The resort is in a pristine area with sixteen contiguous lots overlooking historic Rams Head, Salt Pond Bay, Drunk Bay and Nanny Point which Selengut previously deeded to the V.I. National Park. Stanley asked me about six months ago if I would help market the property, said New Jersey Attorney Jack Zakim. I am marketing it casually. I put together a power point presentation of the property with photos, a few short videos and Stanleys bio that will enable you to learn about the property and the man in a matter of minutes, said Attorney Zakim. Selengut Wants Eco-tourism To Continue Selengut told St. John Tradewinds earlier this year that he would prefer to work with a buyer who wanted to continue his eco-tourism approach to Concordia and Zakim hopes to accomplish that as well. house on Ajax Peak in the early 1980s and subsequently becoming involved in the owners association of the Gallows Point Resort. ELECTION SYSTEM OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS LISTING OF CANDIDATES FOR PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION 2014 PUBLIC AND PARTY OFFICES ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN DISTRICT NAME OF CANDIDATE PARTY OFFICE SOUGHT 1 Shawn-Michael Malone DEM DELEGATE 2 Vince Emile Danet REP DELEGATE 1 Adlah A. Donastorg/Angel A. Torres DEM GOVERNOR/LT. GOV 2 Moleto A. Smith, Jr./Hubert L. Frederick DEM GOVERNOR/LT. GOV 3 Soraya Diase Coffelt/Warren Mosler NO PARTY GOVERNOR/LT. GOV 4 Dale Francis/Kelvin A. Gonzalez ICM GOVERNOR/LT. GOV 1 Ronnie E. Jones DEM SENATOR AT LARGE 2 Jodi Hodge REP SENATOR AT LARGE 3 B. Gregory Miller DEM SENATOR AT LARGE 4 Almando Liburd NO PARTY SENATOR AT LARGE 5 James C. Dalmida, Jr. DEM SENATOR AT LARGE 1 Dwayne M. DeGraff NO PARTY SENATOR 2 Jean Forde DEM SENATOR 3 Janette M. Millin Young DEM SENATOR 4 Bruce C. Flamon NO PARTY SENATOR 5 Myron D. Jackson DEM SENATOR 6 Clarence D. Payne DEM SENATOR 7 Julia R. Joseph-Simon DEM SENATOR 8 Wilma Marsh Monsanto NO PARTY SENATOR 9 Lawrence "Recon" Olive NO PARTY SENATOR 10 Tregenza A. Roach NO PARTY SENATOR 11 Justin Harrigan, Sr. DEM SENATOR 12 Clifford Graham DEM SENATOR 13 Donald G. Cole DEM SENATOR 14 Stephen Frett ICM SENATOR 15 Sean A. Georges DEM SENATOR 16 Lawrence T. Boschulte REP SENATOR 17 Cecilia Millinar-Emanuel NO PARTY SENATOR 18 Marvin A. Blyden DEM SENATOR 19 Charlesworth R. Halstead ICM SENATOR 1 Edwardo Carmona, Sr. DEM BOARD 2 Ivy K. Moses DEM BOARD 3 Maurice A. Donovan, Jr. DEM BOARD 4 George Blackhall REP BOARD 5 Carla J. Joseph DEM BOARD 6 Ada Hodge ICM BOARD 7 Diane J. Magras NO PARTY BOARD 8 Harriet A. Mercer NO PARTY BOARD 1 Luis A. "Tito" Morales DEM STATE CHAIR 2 Kevin A. Rodriguez DEM STATE CHAIR 1 Edgar Phillips DEM DISTRICT CHAIR 1 April M. Newland REP TERRITORIAL COM 2 Kent M. Daniel ICM TERRITORIAL COM 3 Kenneth A. Christopher DEM TERRITORIAL COM 4 Riise Richards DEM TERRITORIAL COM 5 Rudolph Krigger, Jr. DEM TERRITORIAL COM 6 Neta M. Christopher DEM TERRITORIAL COM 7 Dwayne A. Benjamin DEM TERRITORIAL COM 8 Ada Hodge ICM TERRITORIAL COM


4 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FENWAY is around 8 months old. He is very friendly, but can be meets you. Fenway loves to be around other dogs, and seems to be more social when he is. He is up to date on his shots and neutered. Consider giving him a loving home. ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed sundays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m Controversy Surrounding Numerous Reports of Sexual Assaults on IslandBy Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds A network of St. John residents, former residents and visitors is making sure the public knows about a spate of attacks on woman around the island in its own way. Some are working to publicize the incidents, which St. John Tradewinds was told included the rape of a young woman who was walking on North Shore Road in the VINP alone late at night. Posters alerting the public that women have been getting raped in St. John while hitch hiking or hiking Soloman Trail have been posted around the island in recent weeks. Others are working to help the victims of a variety of incidents most of which apparently have not been reported to VIPD or VINP VINP Has No Incidents Reported V.I. National Park Service ofreports of sexual assaults after receiving multiple calls asking about reported attacks on VINP trails, but VINP law enforcement have been reported. Despite widespread on-line and on-island conversation and posted anonymous warnings that women have been getting raped in St. John while hitch hiking or hiking Solomon Trail, V.I. Police Department spokesperson Melody Rames told St. John Tradewinds the reports were unfounded. A couple of other victims moved stateside as long ago as March, according to a former St. John resident with emergency services background who maintains strong connections on the island and who contacted St. John Tradewinds. of a variety of incidents dating back to March by name. One long-time resident who works in Cruz Bay, said he had met the young woman who reported being the victim of a sexual assault by two men while hitchhiking alone late at night on North Shore Road. The victim reported one of the men raped her while the other Caller Criticizes VIPD, Media One irate caller to St. John Tradewinds criticized the newspaper for reporting in the May 16 edition that VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames said police had determined the warnings of multiple sexual assaults on the island were unfounded. Thats why women dont report attacks to the police because of the police and the media calling reports rumors, she said. That caller also offered to put the newspaper in touch with the VIPD Lieutenant investigating what the caller said were multiple reports of assaults before hanging up and not calling back. The community members involved in the public postings of warnings went so far as to post wanted posters of a convicted rapist who had escaped from the Golden Grove correctional facility on St. Croix. He reportedly was seen on St. Thomas and he could be hiding out on St. John, the activist, who is friend of a victim of the most serious attack reported a latenight assault by two men of a lone woman walking in the VINP. The escaped felon subsequently was recaptured on St. Croix after he raped a female acquainnot know he was missing until the woman called to report her rape. Meanwhile, friends of sexual assault victims on St. John are keeping the pressure on the V.I. Police Department. Female Visitor Reports Salt Pond Incident Mirroring Unfounded VIPD ReportBy Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds The recent visitor had read the St. John Tradewinds story of reports of series sexual assaults around the island in recent weeks and months, including one report of lewd behavior by a male near founded. The woman described how in a lapse of judgment she had left her husband on the beach at Salt Pond while she walked the nearby trail to Drunk Bay and experienced a frightening confrontation with a man who called himself Brian on that same day. As she left her husband on the beach, the visitor said she passed a man had been lolling in the water just off the beach a long time. I wanted to see Drunk Bay, she explained. When I got out there I was by myself. Confronted Alone at Secluded Beach had seen in the water at Salt Pond right next her, she related. He came up and started talking. He got real close to me. I felt very vulnerable. I tried to make conversation and get away, she said of the man who was wearing only long bathing trunks. I heard Velcro opening and I said Bye and ran away. And he said Wait, I have something for you and I started to run, but he caught up with me and grabbed me pretty hard. I just tried to talk to him calmly, she continued. He was getting a little aggressive. Continued on Page 18


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds He was a perfectionist in pur suit of the highest level of care for his patients, and he expected only the best from his staff and colleagues. This is how Dr. James Pace Clayton, who passed away May 11 in Canmore, Canada at the age of 60 after a short battle with lung cancer, was remembered last week by those closest to him. Clayton is well-known in the Virgin Islands community as the founder of the Red Hook Family in Cruz Bay and Yacht Haven. He was born and raised in New York City, and had lived in the Virgin Islands for the last quarter-century. ry, Clayton worked as a physician with the Virgin Islands government doing rotations at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center, where he pushed to get the latest equipment, ensuring patients had access to state of the art medi cal technology. Longtime friend Amy Roberts remembered Claytons tireless commitment to his patients. You always knew that even in the middle of the night, hed be there for you, she said. I was his roommate for a time and the phone would ring all night. Hed be up and alert and out the door in 30 seconds to see one of his patients. I think those of us whove had him as friends got very used to him showing up late for a dinner or having to leave early. He really did Longtime St. John resident ton as one of his patients and developed a friendship with the physician over time, lauded him for his approach to medicine. The thing that struck me the most was he was the most thor ough doctor Id ever been to, said Willis. He saw you as a human being, not as the pain in your side. bothering you from head to toe, them come up with a strategy of how to rule out various ailments. I was very impressed with him and I found that he was wonderful at diagnosing people. Clayton was dedicated to ensuring his patients received the best care from the moment they walked in the door at one of his high expectations of his staff. Front desk supervisor June Francis credits Clayton for helping her develop the ability to welcome the practices patients like old family members. He encouraged the develop ment of my skills and taught me to perform the way Im supposed to perform, said Francis. He taught me the importance of giving somebody your word and following through. Our relationship grew from boss and employee to him becoming like a dad to me. Francis admitted last week that the practices staff was having a tough time processing Claytons loss, with some of employees breaking down into tears throughout the day. Front desk reception ist Catherine Jacques said she is imparted the necessary skills and structure to keep his successful practice thriving, even in his absence. I think he instilled something very good in the people he has here, said Jacques. As long as we keep doing what Dr. Clayton wanted us to do, were good. Dr. Clayton wanted everything done perfectly, and you had to under stand that part of him to truly appreciate him. He didnt settle for mediocre. Even when Clayton was spending time at his second home in Canada, he checked in every day, recalled Veronica OBrien Powell, whos provided womens health services at his practice for 14 years. He was a visionary, he was a perfectionist, and he was impossible, but it was all for a purpose, she said. He really had a vision and he expected everybody to be on board, but he was totally on board too. He really was amazing in that way. I feel like theres a lot about him that I didnt even know, but the sliver that I did know was so impressive. Although Clayton was tire lessly dedicated to his practice and his patients, he still made time to pursue his own interests, which largely centered around the great outdoors. He enjoyed sailing, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and adventure motorcy cling. When a person like James passes, its a real gut-wrenching thing, said Willis. Its hit a lot of people very hard. Clayton is survived by his wife, Lee Eng Khauv; his sister, Vivian Clayton; and many friends. Those wishing to honor his memory can make a donation to Healthcare for the Homeless Fund at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. Checks should be made payable to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands with a memo noting Healthcare for the Homeless, PO Box 11790, St. Thomas, VI 00801, 340-774-6031, or online at St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 5 Virgin Islands Mourns Passing of Visionary Physician Dr. James ClaytonDr. James P. Clayton


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds More swimmers than ever are expected to compete in this years Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Beach to Beach Power Swim, including eight swimmers who are traveling all the way from Australia just for the event. Registration will cap off at 350 swimmers, with approximately 250 already signed up at press time, so those interested in competing are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Friends President Joe Kessler expects a heated competition this year, with the top each other last year returning to see who can cross It still gives me goosebumps thinking about last competition. The 11th annual Power Swim, which typically takes place on a Sunday, will be on a Saturday this year. The Friends decided to add a recovery boat par ty the day after the event, which is open to everyone. Were doing the swim on Saturday this year, and we thought itd be fun to offer people a way to decompress on Sunday, said Friends Development Director Karen Vahling. The folks at Cruz Bay Watersports, who offered us two of their big catamarans, have been wonderful in helping this recovery party trip evolve. The day trip, which includes breakfast, a full open bar, a snorkel stop, and a day at White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, is being offered to anyone whos interested for just $100 per person, with $65 of the cost going to the Its a nice simple way to have a good time and round out your Memorial Day weekend, said Vahling. terested in attending should sign up immediately. A valid passport is required to attend the trip. The Power Swim, which starts at Maho Bay, features a short one-mile course to Cinnamon Bay, an intermediate two-and-a-quarter mile course to Trunk Bay, and a long three-and-a-half mile course to Hawksnest. Swimmers can compete unassisted, or has gained notoriety over the years thanks in part to some impressive press coverage. Its grown and gained quite a reputation, said Kessler. The swim was ranked number 19 on the list of best open-water swims in the world, and third in the U.S., by We were really excited to get that kind of third-party recognition from the preeminent website for open water swimming. The swim and the recovery party raise money for Friends programs, which aim to preserve, protect, and educate. Immediately following the swim, competitors and their friends and family will enjoy an awards ceremo ny and party at Oppenheimer at 11 a.m. The Power Swim makes for a great spectator sport, and fans are at Hawksnest. Volunteers are needed for everything from timing mers on the water. Those interested in helping should contact Karen Jarvis at the Friends by calling 7794940. All swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-race meeting at Cinnamon Bays Tree Liz ards Restaurant on Friday, May 23 at 3 p.m. For more information on how to sign up for the Power Swim or the recovery boat party, visit 6 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 May 24 Power Swim Attracting Bigger, More Competitive Crowd; Boat Party Added To Event Boat Trip Recovery Party Event Planned to Jost Van Dyke PET SUPPLIESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING FISH tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com FULL VETERINARY SER VICES St. John Tradewinds After a great day at the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim and Awards Party, come join your swimming friends for a Recovery Party Boat Trip to Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands. Grab your friends and family and climb aboard with Cruz Bay Watersports for a day of island adventures aboard their boats, Island Spirit and Island Time. This full-day trip is to beautiful White Bay on Jost Van Dyke. INCLUDES A fabulous snorkel stop in the morning with all gear provided; a continental breakfast and beverages; full open bar after snorkeling aboard the boat (beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, Cruzan and Sky products). COST $100 per person includes all fees, including BVI Customs (regularly $165.00 per person). Lunch and drinks ashore on Jost Van Dyke are not included. Cruz Bay Watersports is supporting Friends of VI National Park by donating more than half of your trip fee for projects that protect, preserve and educate in our park. A valid passport is required to attend this trip. CHECK IN The boat(s) check in at the V.I. National Park Visitor Center will be at at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 25 and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Register early to reserve your spot, as space is limited to two boats dedicated privately for the Beach-to-Beach Recovery Party. HOW TO REGISTER Call Cruz Bay Watersports at 340-776-6234; email; in person at Cruz Bay Watersports Store at The Lumber Yard, St. John. Advance registration ends Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Walk-up registration can be done at the Awards Party at Oppenheimer Beach following the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on Saturday, May 24. All advance payments are a donation to Friends and are nonrefundable unless the trip is cancelled. All are welcome to party with a purpose and come along on this fun and fabulous trip. Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757


St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 7 VIPAs Dowe Issues New Regulations for Repair Work on Vessels at Enighed Facility 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: We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds After years of complaints by residential neighbors concerning the seemingly never-ending and expanding shipyard operations in the St. John Enighed Port, V.I Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe has amend ed port rules to limit such work at the port facilitys bulkhead. sibility for repair work being done by vessels in the port which are not berthed at the VIPA bulkhead. The two main vessels undergoing repairs in the VIPA facility subsequently have relocated from the bulkhead of the port to the sheet-steel pilings shoreline of federallyprotected mangroves on the south shore of the Enighed port. Work Moves to Residential Neighborhood The regularly-scheduled inter-island barge Roanoak, which has been conducting major repairs for several weeks while moored against the mangrove mitigation area on the south shore of the port below the Contant residential neighborhood, has been joined by a second vessel under repair. The vessel formerly registered as Isle Grande, which has been undergoing major repairs at the VIPA facility for most of the past year, is continuing to undergo major repair work and has now rafted up with the Roanoke in the turning area for vessels in regularly scheduled inter-island service against the protected mangrove. Although the original federal permit for the construction of the port at the site of the former salt pond with a small outlet to the Caribbean Sea already limited repair nounced the as a change. The Virgin Islands Port Authority has amended the operating plan for the Theovald Eric Moorehead Dock and Terminal at Enighed Pond, St. John, the VIPA announced in a press release on May 14. Acting Executive Director David Mapp said that the plan was amended to limit repair activity at the facility, according to the press release. Effective May 1, vessel owners can perform minor repairs to their boats at the dock and these repairs must be completed within 14 days, said Mapp. Repair work may only be performed during the hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe and Marine Manager Kelvin Industrious met with the vessel operators explained. The operators were also given a copy of the amended rules and regulations, he reported. For more information, the public may contact the VIPA VIPA Executive Director Dowe has asked St. John Tradewinds to submit a written request for an accounting of fees charged marine operators by VIPA for use of the VIPA facility for any repairs or longterm docking and any balances outstanding. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom OatThe vessel formerly known as Isle Grande has joined regularly-scheduled car ferry Roanoke undergoing repairs


8 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 Happiness and Health in Cruz Bay By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The Sisterhood Agenda brought health and happiness to St. John on Friday afternoon, May 16, with its Happy & Healthy Event in the Frank Powell Park. The group, which aims to empower women and girls, partnered with the St. John Youth Coalition and the St. John Cancer Fund to help bring happiness to island residents. A plethora of brochures, printouts, and magnets with information on everything from local mental health resources to advice on exercising on St. John was distributed. Happiness is becoming a global phenomenon, said Sisterhood Agenda and St. John Youth Coalition Founder Angela Coleman. We have to chart our path to get there. We have local health and happiness information for St. John people who feel like there are no resources here; its allencompassing. Coleman and other representatives of the Youth Coalition and Sisterhood Agenda also distributed information on substance abuse, particu larly underage drinking and marijuana use, tar geted at island youth. We have youth-oriented information because they are our future, said Coleman. Mary Bartolucci, Hank Slodden, and Cynthia Smith of the St. John Cancer Fund were also on hand at the event. Were here to bring recognition to the fund, to get the word out, said Bartolucci. Everybody needs help when it comes to health anymore, said Smith. We are here to help. The Cancer Fund reps also hinted at a big announcement coming soon. The event tied in with National Womens Health Week, May 11-17. Womens health touches a lot of different we can do to enrich our lives, and Love City is the perfect place to do that. St. John Tradewinds


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Department of Planning and a controversial Group Dwelling Permit application for a development on the East End for several more weeks, according to the departments Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning Director Stuart Smith. Although Smith expected to the application in early May, additional meetings with the developer have pushed that date back, he explained. I am meeting with the developers today to go over several items, Smith said on Tuesday, May 13. I am not sure what the outcome of the meeting will be, but I think we are looking at least another week or two, maybe more, sion. East Bay Holding Company LLC requested a Group Dwelling Permit in order to construct a 28unit development called East Bay Beach Club on eight acres of land past Privateer Point at Parcel No. Remainder 6A-1 Estate Hansen Bay on the quiet East End of St. John. 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. Additional amenities include a clubhouse with meeting rooms and a swimming pool with a large deck. 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 Group Dwelling Permit request, prohibited the construction of commercial and large-scale development. While Davis insisted that the development was in harmony with the land and was not out of the scope of allowable uses under the easement agreement, the 60-member Privateer Bay Home Owners Association did not agree. The group was represented at the March public hearing by Attorney Ron Pennington of Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP. 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 against East Bay Beach development. This is a text-book example of greed-driven development led by a proven failed developer, said White. This will become Sirenusa East. If DPNR denies the Group Dwelling Permit application, that is the end of the road for East Bay Beach Club in its current is approved, the project will then be subject to the St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee, a process which the applicant has already started, according to DPNRs Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning Director. If we deny the application there is no next step for the project the way it is drawn now, Smith 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.St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatThe proposed development would put 28 units on the rocky East Bay beach. GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS F ACE AD V E R T I S E ON. . ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM WhatT App-solutely Fabulous W hatT oDoV I www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Decision Delayed: No Word Expected on East Bay Beach Group Dwelling Permit for Several Weeks


10 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 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 The territorial public school teachers and paraprofessionals that the Department will pay all tuition costs and associated fees for one, three (3) credit course at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) for the upcoming summer session. Tuition assistance will only be offered for teachers that need cer for tuition assistance are: Foundations of Education, Introduction to Special Education, Classroom Management, and Educational Psychology (STX). All of the courses offered to paraprofessionals will be at the undergraduate level, while courses offered to teachers can be either at the graduate or undergraduate level. The sign-up period will be from Thursday, May 8th through Friday,May 16th, 2014 between the hours of 1 to 5 p.m. on St. Croix and between 3 to 5 p.m. on St. Thomas at the V.I. Department of Educations Human Resources Teachers must enroll in coursparaprofessionals must enroll in education courses or other courses leading to an education degree. Due to the limited number of available courses and spaces, interested individuals are asked to act quickly as the selections will basis. No phone sign-ups are allowed. Individuals are further reminded that course textbooks are their sole responsibility and reimbursement to the Department will be required in the event they fail a course. For more information, inter ested persons should visit the Departments Division of Human islands or call 718-3848, or 7740100, extension 8052. 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 UVI Summer Registration Open for Department of Education Releases 2014-2015 School Year CalendarAugust 11, 2014-June 4, 2015St. John Tradewinds Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory is advising released. With Gov. John deJongh Jr.s approval of the calen dar, the Department is now gearing up to implement the calendar, (just before the Christmas holidays) forcing an early start to the school year on August 11, 2014 and closing on June 5, 2015 (ear lier dates than usual.) The Department was compelled to identify creative ways of restructuring the calendar in order to be in compliance with the law while taking into consideration unique concerns for this school year. Yet, we have successfully created a calendar that gives our students the full 1,080 instructional hours mandated by the Virgin Islands Code. Our students are our top priority, and this calendar gives them that critical time in the classroom, with their instructors. The 2014-2015 calendar includes the early start date for school, extends the Christmas break by another week, and includes professional development days for teachers. As always, we ask for continued support from our community as we implement the calendar.. We have appreciated the patience most importantly, our students and parents, thus far and we continue to ask for that partnership and support moving forward. The deadline to apply for property tax credits against the 2013 and 2014 property tax bills has been extended until Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in hopes that more property owners will capitalize on this opportunity to save. Property owners who have not previously applied for the tax credits are encouraged to apply. Tax credits are available in the following categories: General Homestead, Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, Class 1 Inheritance, Visitable Home and Tax Credit Circuit Breaker. Tax credits are also available for Virgin Islands farmers. For more information call 776-6737 on St. John.Property Tax Credit Deadline Extended St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School is proud to announce that Dr. Elenoe (Crew) Smith will be the featured speaker at the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2014 on Friday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Smith grew up on St. Thomas where she was involved in sailing, martial arts, student council, basketball and music. She attended Princeton University for her undergraduate degree and earned her doctorate in 2012 from the Cell Biology Department at Yale University. Dr. Smith was the recipient of the Harry Burr Prize, awarded to a Cell Biology student for an exceptional research dissertation. Her with her latest article being featured on the cover of Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. Now Dr. Smith is a post doctoral research fellow with appoint ments at Boston Childrens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research primarily focuses on how DNA sequences regulate the developmental production of hemoglobin in red blood cells and how this knowledge can be used to inform new methods for treat ment of diseases like sickle cell anemia. A recent collaboration with other members of the laboratory resulted in a publication in the prestigious journal Science. Smith currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband Dr. Dennis Jones, a post doctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Gifft Hill School is the only preschool through high school program on St. John, currently serving over 160 students. Six students will be graduating with the Class of 2014. For more information call (340) 776-1730 or email Dr. Elenoe Smith To Speak at Gifft Hill School Graduation


St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 11 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 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. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Imagine gazing up at the evening sky, watching the sun melt in streaks of red and orange into the Caribbean Sea as the lights of St. Thomas twinkle to life in the distance. Youre lounging next to a 40 foot long pool with an icy drink in hand, soaking up the tropical breeze. Breath-taking sunsets and evenings spent star gazing pool side are just a few of the highlights of Villa Kalorama, Greek for Great View. The homes name could not ing views of Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas and off-shore cays in the distance. half bath contemporary-style villa is for sale for $3.095, explained Holiday Homes of St. John broker associate Jan Courlas. Villa Kalorama is nestled on an upper ridge inside the gated enclave of Virgin Grand Estates, conveniently located a few minutes drive from the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay. The islands famed alabaster beaches are also a short drive from the villa. Villa Kalorama was designed by the owners along with Love Citys Barefoot Architects and was situated on the lot to take full advantage of the vista. A main building comprises the kitchen and living room and contains an indoor staircase leading to three bedrooms upstairs including the master suite. The bedroom layout is popular and especially appeals to families with young chil dren, explained Courlas. many families who like having most of the bedrooms in one building, she said. Especially people with young children, they like to have them close by instead of on the other side of the property. A large terrace off the main building is the perfect perch from which to soak up those cooling breezes and panoramic views of Pillsbury Sound below. Villa Kalorama, located on just over an acre of land, also features two additional guest suites in a second building on the property. The contemporary architecture of Villa Kalorama is balanced with island stone work and exten sive hard wood. Elegant travertine stainless steel appliances and custom Sapele wood cabinets. Ten-foot-tall sliders in the living room open right up to those views, seamlessly bringing the outdoors right inside. Villa Kalorama also features several outdoor dining spaces along with a relaxing fountain perched just off the main entrance. There is always somewhere day at Villa Kalorama. The expansive swimming pool and stunning water views truly set Villa Kalorama apart, explained Courlas. A few things that make this home special are the views, which IGLA is the only organization dedicated to preserving the St. John environment islandwide Join us! Information & membership at PRESERVE ST. JOHN Villa Kalorama A Great View in Any LanguageI describe as one of the islands biggest panoramic vista, the walls of glass which make segue the outdoors to the indoors and the 40foot long pool with bench seating to take in that view, she said. For more information about Villa Kalorama, call Courlas at Holiday Homes of St. John at (340) 776-6776 or on her cell at (340) 643-5102. The 40-foot pool at Villa Kalorama features bench seating for taking in the sweeping views, above right. Ten-foot tall glass sliders in the living room open to bring the outdoors inside, above right.St. John Tradewinds News Photos


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St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 13 St. John Tradewinds Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett reported on Monday, May case of Chikungunya, in a return traveler to St. Thomas that was associated with a recent cruise to the Caribbean. Chikungunya is a viral disease that is transmitted to people by infected mosquitoes. There is no vaccine to prevent the disease or toms usually begin 3 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito and include fever and severe joint pains, often in the hands and feet. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Commissioner Plaskett said that, there have been an increasreported in the Caribbean, prompting the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to issue a level 1 watch for the Caribbean countries. CDC is advising travelers to the Caribbean to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Although local transmission in the Territory, residents and visitors are advised to take precautionary measures to avoid mosquito bites such as: Use insect repellents Repellents containing DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus or Skin-soSoft Mosquito proof your home by eliminating water sources that breed mosquito. Reduce the number of mosquitoes outside your home by emptying standing water from containers such Use air conditioning or window/door screens to keep mosquitoes outside. If you are not able to protect yourself from mosquitoes inside your home or hotel, sleep under a mosquito bed net. When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. If you use both sunscreen and insect repellent, apply the sunlent. Do not spray repellent on the skin under your clothing. Treat clothing with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated clothing. See a physician if any of the above symptoms have been affectPUBLIC HEAL TH ADVISOR Y :ing you and if you are are sick with Chikungunya or Denque, avoiding mosquito bites will help prevent further spread of the disease. Dr. Marc Jerome, Medical Director Physician, added that The symptoms of Chikungunya like those of Dengue, also spread by mosquitoes, can include joint swelling, headache, muscle pain, or rash. People most at risk for severe disease include newborns infected around the time of birth, elderly, and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. The symptoms can be severe and disabling, however, Chikungunya disease does not often result in death and most patients report improvement within a week. If you have any of these symptoms see a physician Chikungunyais reportable by ed cases must be reported to the Health Department using the VI tial fax at (340) 713-1508. Copies of the form, which have been distributed to health care providers, can also be found by visiting and downloaded under Forms and Applications via For more information about Chikungunya, visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at http:// The Government Employees Retirement System invites its members to participate in a Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop on Thursday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. John Legislature Annex Conference Room in Cruz Bay. mation or to pre-register, call 776-7703 ext. 4202 or 4200.Pre-Retirement Workshop May 29 Join Reverernd Karon Sandburg at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service on Sunday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus, for the topic: A Letter To My Father. In an open letter to my own father, I explore how the qualities of love found in First Corinthians 13 were and were not present in our relationship, said Sandburg. In this sermon we will explore how re-framing our stories about our loved ones can help us to accept their loss and move forward in our own lives. About seven years ago, Rev. Sandburg began the journey into ministry, after falling in love with hospice work. She has a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling. For more information go to: Letter To My Father Is Next Topic


14 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 Old Dock Became Part of New Dock and Temporary Dock Near Battery Was Removed A caption accompanying an aerial photo of Cruz Bay harbor from the photo archives of St. John Tradewinds near the Battery. The old Cruz Bay dock was included in the new dock, and, contrary to the typical temporary governHeavy Rains Postponed ACC Wagapalooza Dog Show A story on the postponement of St. John Animal Care Centers annual Wagapalooza event was reported incorrectly in last weeks printed edition of St. John Tradewinds. The annual fundraising event has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 24 at Winston Wells Ball Field. St. John Tradewinds apologizes for the error.Corrections Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 20) Letters To St. John Tradewinds The Veterans Affairs has been caught with its pants down. VA Medical Centers all across the Country are under investigation, a scandal that should not have happened. 40 plus Veterans died while waiting up to 21 months to be seen by specialist doctors for various life threatening illness at the VAMC Phoenix, Arizona. More deaths are also reported at other VAMCs nationwide. This is blatant mismanagement if not criminal under the supposedly watchful eye of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Military veterans organization are calling for the secretary to be timely deaths. Likewise, Under Secretary of Health Dr. Robert Petzel and Under conduct an investigation into the allegations brought upon the VA. Paul E. Travis, MSgt, USAF, retired, Veterans advocate said, its time that All Veterans Unite to stop the mismanagement atrocity known as Veterans Affairs from further harming veterans. Mr. Travis is well know amongst the veteran population. John Paul Rossie, Executive Director, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association speaks out to Congress to conduct a Congressional investigation sighting the VA scandal. Veterans are treated like a piece of meat, Often they are handed pills, narcotics for pain and antidepressants to calm them down and shoved out the door. Medically this sort of action solves nothing. Is this proper care for our veterans at VA hospitals? I think not. The American people should demand our Congress to step in and stop the atrocities that takes place at VA Medical Centers. Demand our veterans be properly cared for, they gave their all for our Country, we now need to give our all to them. John J. Bury, US Navy, retired Advocate for veterans, Media, PAVeterans Affairs Scandal InvestigatedOpen Letter to Senator BarshingerThanks for your heads-up If 30-0347 passes today and the Governor signs it, Net Metering will henceforth be limited to 10 kW (inverter capacity) which you included as a side comment on an email dated 5/12. Its very considerate that you communi cate so well with those of us who are involved in supplying renewable energy systems in the VI. I found nothing noteworthy in Bill 30-0347 as its posted on your website, which was only posted on 5/15, limits the size of all net-metering systems to a maximum of 10KW. Since these limits are currently 20Kw residential, 100 Kw commercial, and 500 Kw public, this is a drastic curtailment. As you are aware, the steady lowering of PV sysing systems continue to improve, and more people can afford to invest in larger systems. This would seem to be good news for more rapid development of our abundant PV energy resources. However, if Bill 30dramatically worsen. Since the maximum system size is reduced, per KW cost reductions from economies of scale are eliminated. A 10Kw limit also means that large residences, which present the greatest per-per son residential loads on the grid, will be prevented from installing capacity to cover their usage. As an example, I am currently monitoring a fully air-conditioned 4 bedroom luxury rental villa with pool and a 20Kw PV installation. Over the course of the year, it currently produces about as much energy as it consumes. Had a law based on Bill 30-0347 been in place when this residence was built, the owner would have been prevented from making the environmen tally responsible decision of installing a system that covers his usage completely by renewable means. Is this really your intent? In previous discussions, you have suggested that net-metering will be replaced by feed-in-tariff legnothing to substantiate this assertion. If one looks at your Bill 30-0004 of March 2013, which is the most recent you have posted, ( Legislation Page/BILL NO. 30-0004.pdf), one can see that the complexity of its rate structures will relatively simple requirements of one-to-one net metering. For example, I currently have at least 5 clients whose applications for net metering accounts have been deemed complete and in WAPAs hands for up to 9 months, but are still waiting for WAPA to install their net meters. Bill 30-0004 also proposes that WAPA buy power from renewable energy producers at rates about 1/2 of what they resell it for. While this is a reasonable mark-up for, say, T-shirt vendors, it is scarcely appropriate for a public utility. Current studies show that utilities. Thus the buy/sell rates in this bill are patently unfair, and no one will want to invest in a grid-tie PV system if they are in effect. This has already played out here; WAPA had contracted to purchase energy at similar rates from several companies who were to construct large PV installations. Even though these installations would have realized maximum economies of scale, all these contracts have fallen through. Why? Because the rate of return is to low. Ironically, under the provision of Bill 30-0004, a homeowner would do better to invest additional monthan to connect to the grid. Needless to say, a preponderance of these systems would result in increased utility rates for those who could not afford them, since the renewable resources would not be shared. While this could not be considered unfair, its terrible public policy. The grid-tie distributed renewable enenergy users, and the utility alike call it win/win/ win. As utility rates continue to increase and renewable installation costs fall, renewable generation will continue to penetrate. The speed and mode at which it does will be determined by legislation like your bills 30-0347 and 30-0004. Do you really want to be remembered as the sponsor of laws promoting a win/ Continued on Page 16


Several years ago I was one of a group of travel ers to Kenya. For nine days our safari van drivers, always with a smile on their face, bent over backwards to make sure we tourists got what we had come for. Twice a day, for four hours, we were driven out on to the the Masa Mara for photo opportunities, getting close up and personal with the wildlife of the African Plains. None of us were disappointed. On the last night of our visit, we were treated to a totally unexpected plains Barbeque at no charge. Tents, tables and chairs had been set up in preparation of the feast. The cooks spent hours at the grills, were cooking our food. I dont know how they managed. They served us and made us all feel very special. (There were thirty of us) At the end of the evening, I approached the head man and told him that we wanted to express our appreciation and give the waiters, and especially the cooks, a gratuity for having done such a marvelous job. His response to me was, That is not necessary maam. You did your part by coming here (Kenya), let us do our job by serving you. It was a gesture I have never forgot. They obviously realize the importance of the tourism industry and what it means to their country and their peoples livelihoods. It is an attitude that should be embraced here in the Virgin Islands. And by the way, ...we unanimously, and apprecia tively, gave them their gratuities anyway. Barb Crites St. John, VISt. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 15 Kenyan chefs prepare a meal for tourists.In preparation for my visit to your lovely island, I was reading the on-line edition of the St. John Tradewinds. In it, I read with interest the note from the VIPDs PIO, Melody Rames, concerning the ar rest blotter and access thereto. This appeared on page 23. The Editors note was, What is the public records law? I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, however, I do have a deep interest in these matters. I believe free and unfettered access to government records to be key to our First Amendment rights to petition the government and the exercise of our free speech. How can we form opinions about what our government is what the government is doing? In any case, I believe Ive found the answer the Editors question, and it can be found in the USVI legal code, 3 V.I.C. 881. Ill call the USVI legal code The Code from now on. I found this online at Heres the condensed, Readers Digest version: Public records are all documents and records of the Territory and any branch of government, depart ment, board, council or committee of that government. This would have to include the VIPD. Every citizen of the Territory has the right to examine, copy and photograph public records, and the news media can publish them, unless the Code explic itly says the records must be secret. The lawful custodian of the code can adopt reasonable rules regarding examining and copying the public records, as long as those rules exist only to keep the public records from being damaged or disorganized. The public records must be made available dur keep regular hours, the Code dictates the hours. It is unlawful for any person, including the VIPD POI, to deny or refuse this access. Such denial is a $100. Subsection g details which records must be kept ecords of current and prior arrests shall be public records. I believe that would be the arrest blotter. The law does not say that one must identify him or herself when making a request, nor does it say what form the request must make. Most Public record requests. I have provided complete text of this section of the code at the end of this email. As I said, I am not a lawyer and I am not offering legal advice. However, the law is there for all to read your lawyer. Perhaps a friendly letter to the police chief, enlightening them as to the law, would be in order? Y .H.&O.S., Larry R. Gilbert Editors Note: Please refer to Page 19 for full printing of the Virgin Islands Code.V.I. Code States Public Has Access To VIPD Record Log You Did Your Part by Coming Here, Let Us Do Our Job by Serving You Letters To St. John Tradewinds


16 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885. Wednesday, May 21 The Friends of the Elaine I .Sprauve Library and the Coast Guard Auxillary will celebrate Safe Boating Week with free mawill do a cake decorating demonstration on Wednesday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. For more information call the library at 340-776-6359. Thursday, May 22 Interested in a non-invasive, affordable way to monitor your health? On Thursday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. Lynda Witt, certi tions, from Tucson, AZ, will be giving a free lecture open to the public on Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) at St. Ursulas Senior Center on St. John. Thursday and Friday, May 22-23 The Coast Guard Auxillary will perform boating safety checks on St. John on Thursday, May 22 at the Cruz Bay Dingy Dock from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Friday, May 23 at the Coral Bay Marina from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 693-8557. Saturday, May 24 The 11th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be on Saturday, May 24. The event is set in the protected waters of Vir gin Islands National Park along the north shore of St. John. Due to inclement weather, the Animal Care Center of St. John has rescheduled Wagapalooza for Saturday, May 24. Friday, June 13 Gifft Hill Schools Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2014 on Friday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field at the Upper Campus. The Commencement Speaker will be Dr. Elenoe (Crew) Smith, post doctoral research fellow with appointments at Boston Childrens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Reception to follow. Please call (340) 776-1730 for more information. er, for Saturday, May 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Sunday, June 15 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church will be honoring four community leaders at their annual Fathers Day Luncheon on Sunday, June 15 at noon at the St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. 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 Dr. James Pace Clayton, owner and medical director of Red Hook Family Practice, died May 11 in Canmore, Canada, after a seven-month battle with lung cancer. He was 60. A resident of the Virgin Islands for 24 years, Clayton built his original St. John family practice into three thriving institutions in Red Hook, Cruz Bay and at Yacht Haven Grande. All three health centers provide round-the-clock family and urgent care for residents and visitors. centers, described Clayton this way: passion in life was to provide the best medical care possible to those who crossed his path. He felt very strongly that patients are not sick from 9-5 and needed to have access to medical care 24/7. He had a very patient-centered view of how medicine should be For that reason, Clark said, Clayton used a voicemail system only after working hours. He wanted patients to connect with a caring human being when they called, she said. One of those caring human beings is June Francis, front desk supervisor, who worked with Clayton for nine years. News of his illness sent her into a tailspin. He showed me that I am great at what I do, and right way, Francis said, adding, His philosophy is to provide the best medical care for everyone. Providing a level of excellence meant that Clayton constantly researched and connected with other specialists around the country to get second opinions or just to see if they concurred with his diagnosis, Clark said. hand. James helped me monitor my chronic illness over the years to the point where i feel pretty free of its effects, she said. When I was diagnosed with melanoma, he took charge and to the end consulted with the melanoma specialist I worked with at Emory. There are thousands of people with similar stories who will miss his ability to diagnose and hold your hand through your medical crisis. Clark described Clayton as a relentless perfectionist who never stopped trying to keep the practice ahead of the curve, both in terms of the practice of medicine and technologically. He likes to think that this legacy will continue at Red Hook Family Practice. Dr. Mark S. Harris of Hanover, N.H., a friend for more than 30 years, saw Clayton in a similar way, both professionally and personally. Despite his success and accomplishments, James seemed to always be searching for something else, or with the status-quo, always believing that there were even better things to see and behold. He had ants in his pants! Harris met Clayton in 1983 when he came to Vermont as a 3rd year medical student to spend the summer working with me in my pediatric practice. My oldest daughter was almost 1 year old, while my youngest daughter was a year from being born. They grew up with James as a sort of older brother, and my wife and I thought of him as our ever-wandering almost son. We vacationed with him, stayed in his New York apartment with him. Our girls would go to St. John during their school breaks and stay with him. He was my protege in forming his private practice, and lenging patients all the time. Over time, Harris said, the student became the teacher as James kept me up to date on adult medicine, and counseled me regularly on how to keep my A startling intellect, Harris said Clayton knew art and music and cars and history and politics and and culture like no one else I have ever met. He had an enormous sense of justice and fairness, and he had a and he expected that in return. Clayton was a true outdoorsman, which led him to buy a second home more than a decade ago in the Canadian Rockies. James had a passion for sailing and mountain biking, especially in Moab, Clark said. He loved being in the mountains in Canada. But, she added, he told me that one of his favor ite things to do is connect and spend time with close friends. Clayton graduated from Queens College in New York in 1979 and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1984. He did his internship and residency at the University of Connecticut Department of Family Medicine, graduating in 1988. He was a doctor in emergency medicine at York Hospital in Maine from 1988-90. Starting in 1980 he began spending weeks, and Retreat at Cinnamon Bay and later at the deCastro Clinic. He moved full-time to St. John in 1990 and worked for the V.I. government. He opened Cruz Bay Family Practice in 1991 and remained with the territoFamily Medicine. Survivors include his wife, Lee Eng Khauv, one sister, Vivian Clayton of San Francisco, and scores of friends in the Virgin Islands, the U.S. and Canada. A memorial service will be held in St. John sometime in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, expressions of sympathy in Claytons memory can be made to Heathcare for the Homeless, c/o Community Foundation for the Virgin Islands, PO Box 11790, St. Thomas, VI 00801-4790, 340-774-6031, James P. Clayton Dies at Home in Canada Obituary


Senator-at-Large ReportBy Senator Craig BarshingerFuture of Guy Benjamin School St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 17 ORIGINAL LISTING COURTESY OF RICH GREENGOLD The live music scene on St. John is bigger and better than ever! Quantitywith over 25 local businesses supporting weekly live music for the season, there are days of the week with over 10 gigs. music this good in their stateside cities. All postings are regular weekly events booked for season. Please excuse any omissions. Keep eyes and ears open for annoucements of other gigs featuring a variety of visiting bands. Cut out, save, laminate and post in your homes, cars and rentals. SUNDAYS 4-7 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan 5:30-9:30 Asolare David Laabs Classical Guitar MONDAYS TUESDAYS 6:30-9 Tamarind Inn Steel Pan Tropical WEDNESDAYS 4-6 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS To be added to this live music schedule, the event must be a regularly scheduled event (sorry, no temporary performances), email with: day, time, location, performer and style. NO PHONE CALLS. St. John Tradewinds Fellow St. Johnians, please mark the date: May 29. This is the date that we will preserve or loose Guy Benjamin School (GBS). You can register your children from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Julius E. Sprauve School (JESS) cafeteria on Thursday, May 29. In recent months, 70 St. Johnians called that they were registering their children for GBS. That was a promising number! I appreciated the calls because it let us know that there was strong hope for GBS. However, I have heard from Department students actually registered to attend GBS next year. Can this be true?! We have also learned that the pre-registrations offered were poorly advertised, so many who want to register have not yet done so. We need 100 children registered to attend GBS by May 29. If there are only 60 or 50 or 40, that is not enough to keep the school open. If you value GBS and its high standards in early childhood education, register your children on May 29. If you are thinking of closed permanently. You would be forced to send your children to JESS. JESS is a good public school with a wonderful, dedicated principal, but it simply cannot compare to the excellence of GBS for early childhood education. GBS is free like all public schools, but at GBS you get a private-school-quality education at a public school price (free). Why is GBS at risk of closing? It is not because Department of Education (DOE) they are desperate to cut out expenses. The DOE is faced with a 10% budget cutback on top of the already big cuts of the past two years. The DOE can save $1.1 Million by hoping that St. Johnians dont register their children for GBS until the Summer or Fall. This would allow the DOE to close GBS and blame it on the lack of money and lack of on-time registrations. For years, the DOE has assured St. Johnians that there are no plans to close Guy Benjamin School. Now they will go ahead and close it in just a few short weeks if enrollment for next year is low! If our young children deserve the best, then register your children for GBS and keep it open. If our young children arent worth it, then let GBS close. Its up to you. Dont call your senators. Dont sign a petition. Dont call the governor. Dont stage a demonstration. Do register your child on May 29! Urge your neighbors to register their children and get your Cruz Bay family & friends to choose GBS on May 29 for their young children grades 1-6. GBS is for ALL young St. Johnians, not just Coral Bay residents! This is a do-or-die situation, fellow St. Johnians! I hope that I have been crystal clear that the risk is dire, and the future depends on your action. Call my St. John ofinformation. You can also turn to the many community groups that support GBS to or ganize a registration drive to preserve the Virgin Islands best early-childhood elemen tary school. Moving on... I serve as the Chairman of the Energy & Environmental Protection Committee. On July 8, just after our Carnival, my committee will hold an all-day hearing in the St. John Legislative Annex. In the morning, senators will hear testimony on Energy-related issues, such as how we can raise the current cap on renewable energy. We will hear an update of the plan to give St. John energy Continued on Page 22


B. Greg Miller, an engineer and long-time St. Thomas resident, has worked on major government projects on St. Thomas and St. John for decades. His company, BGM Engineers and Surveyors LLC, has is establishing his residency on St. John. writing extensively on government affairs in letters and columns for numerous island publications. Former Senator-at-Large Rocky Liburd has been hiding in plain sight after losing the Senator at Large seat in 2004. The St. Johnian opened Freds Lounge in Cruz Bay in 2007. In addition to the three Senator at Large candi dates, there will also be a Democratic primary between the partys six candidates for governor Candidate nomination papers are being reviewed by Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes. Candiwill have three days to provide the missing informa St. John Tradewinds will be sitting down with political candidates for interviews before the Democrat ic primary and regular campaigns to discuss St. John and the candidates positions on territorial issues. He told me his name was Brian. I told him I needed to get back to my husband. He sort of relaxed and I ducked under his arm and ran. He caught up with me again. I ducked and ran again. Then he got in front of me again and asked Have I assaulted you? The woman said she told the man he had frightened her, and he grabbed her again. Confrontation at Drunk Bay He said his name was Brian; he was about 6, maybe a little shorter; he had a tight bubble covering his hair; he said he was 27-years-old. I was trying to keep talking. I was trying to keep him in conversation. He told me he cut grass. shorts. He was very thin. He mentioned something about going to college in Florida. He frightened me very much, the visitor told St. John Tradewinds from her home in the States. He didnt hurt me. All of a sudden there were people coming on the trail. He tried to turn me around. I jerked away and ran, Fortunately, she found the right trail to reach her husband on the beach and they left after she told him what had happened. She did not report the incident to authorities and the couple left the island the next day. The incident happened on May 8, the woman reiterated. Thats the same day as the incident reported in the Tradewinds story which the police listed as unfounded, she said. On May 8, a caller to police reported lewd behavior by a male cers responded to the scene they found no one, according to VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames told Tradewinds. That incident was listed as unfounded. The caller to St. John Tradewinds just wanted to make sure everyone knew that the report by another person of lewd behavior was not unfounded or an exaggeration.18 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 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. 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 Saturdays: 6 p.m.; Sundays: 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. in Coral Bay at the Johns Folly Learning Institute & 6 pm. in Spanish; Mondays: 12:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7 a.m. & Fridays: 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 Visitor Reports Salt Pond Incident Mirroring Unfounded ReportContinued from Page 4 Senator at Large Candidates FileContinued from Page 3 lose/lose policy? Regardless of whether one agrees with my assessment of Bill 30-0004, one thing is indisputable. It is not on the books. However, youve submitted your Should it become law as currently revised, Act 7075, whose provisions have undeniably resulted in a great increase in PV installations, will be gutted, and the alternative feed-in tariff law will be soon come. This situation will result in an immediate decrease in distributed renewable energy installations, one of the few sectors of our economy experiencing strong growth. Everyone will love you for this. That Bill 30-0347 is being submitted under the guise of promoting further distributed renewable energy development is to me highly duplicitious. That with no public input is completely at odds with your stated championship of transparency in the legislative process. Unfortunately, it IS completely in line with the VI Legislatures standard M.O. of conducting business, which you purport to set yourself above. You should seriously think about your legacy as a promoter of progressive energy legislation, as well as a promoter of transparency in government. Should Bill 30-0347 pass as amended, the community will soon honor you with another VI Legislature standard, that of having a middle nickname. I think Craig WAPAMAN Barshinger might suit, but likely others will probably come up with something better. Perhaps you could offer a prize for the one you like best. Sincerely yours, Chris ClarkOpen Letter to Senator Barshinger Letters To St. John TradewindsContinued from Page 14


St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 19 3 V.I.C. 881 Statutes current through Act 7471 of the 2012 Regular Session and Act 7569 of the 2013 Regular Session *** TITLE THREE Executive Chapter 33. Public Records; Fees 3 V.I.C. 881 (2013) 881. Examination of public records (a) When used in this chapter public records includes all records and documents of or belonging to this Territory or any branch of government in such Territory or any department, board, council or committee of any branch of government. Citizens right to examine (b) Every citizen of this Territory shall have the right to examine all public records and to copy such records, and the news media may publish such records, unless some other provision of the Code expressly limits such right or right to copy records shall include the right to make photographs or photographic copies while the records are in the possession of the lawful custodian of the records. All rights under this section are in addition to the right to obSupervision (c) Such examination and copying shall be done under the supervision of the lawful custodian of the records or his authorized designee. The lawful custodian may adopt and enforce reasonable rules and regulations regarding such work and the protection of the records against damage or disorganization. The lawful custodian shall provide a suitable place for such work, but if it is impracticable to do desiring to examine or copy shall pay any necessary expenses of providing a place for such work. All expenses of such work shall be paid by the person desiring to examine or copy. The lawful custodian may charge a reasonable fee for the services of the lawful custodian or his authorized deputy in supervising the records during such work. Hours when available (d) The rights of citizens under this chapter may be the lawful custodian of the records. However, if the lawful thirty hours per week, such right may be exercised at any time from nine oclock a.m. to noon and from one oclock p.m. to four oclock p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, unless the citizen exercising such right and the lawful custodian agree on a different time. Enforcement of rights (e) The provisions of this chapter and all rights of citi zens under this chapter may be enforced by mandamus or injunction whether or not any other remedy is also avail able. Penalty (f) It shall be unlawful for any person to deny or refuse any citizen of this Territory any right under this chapter, or to cause any such right to be denied or refused. Any person knowingly violating or attempting to violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor more than one hundred dollars. dential, unless otherwise ordered by a court, by the lawful custodian of the records, or by another person duly authorized to release information: 1. Personal information in records, regarding a student, prospective student, or former students of a public or nonpublic school or educational institution maintaining such records. 2. Hospital records and medical records of the condition, diagnosis, care or treatment of a patient or former patient, including outpatients. 3. Trade secrets which are recognized and protected as such by law. 4. Records which represent and constitute the work product of an attorney, which are related to litigation or claim made by or against a public body. disclosure is authorized elsewhere in this Code. 6. Reports to governmental agencies which, if released, would give advantage to competitors and serve no public purpose. 7. Appraisals or appraisal information concerning the purchase of real or personal property for public purposes, prior to public announcement of a project. 8. Information regarding negotiations with a prospeclands Police Department (V.I.P.D.). However, records of current and prior arrests shall be public records. cords of the Division of Personnel or other department or agency where same may be kept. 11. Information concerning elderly and disabled adult abuse maintained under Title 34, chapter 15, VIC. 12. All working papers, recorded information, documents or copies produced, obtained or disclosed to the Commissioner of Insurance during the course of an examination. 13. All working papers, draft reports and documents General. curity. Injunction to restrain examination (h) In accordance with the rules of civil procedure the district court may grant an injunction restraining the the public interest and would substantially and irreparably injure any person or persons. The district court shall take into account the policy of this chapter that free and open examination of public records is generally in the public interest, even though such examination may cause inconSuch injunction shall be subject to the rules of civil procedure except that the court in its discretion may waive bond. Reasonable delay by any person in permitting the exami nation of a record in order to seek an injunction under this section is not a violation of this chapter, if such person believes in good faith that he is entitled to an injunction restraining the examination of such record. 3 V.I.C. 881A *** Statutes current through Act 7471 of the 2012 Regular Session and Act 7569 of the 2013 Regular Session *** TITLE THREE Executive Chapter 33. Public Records; Fees 3 V.I.C. 881a (2013) 881a. Online access to information relating to public funds This section shall be known and may be cited as The Virgin Islands Government Transparency Act. terms shall have the following meanings: commission, bureau, division, institution or institution of thority created by an act of the Legislature, including those authorities not receiving territorial tax revenue except for independent agencies of government. This includes individual agencies and programs, as well as those programs and activities that cross agency lines, and also includes all and the Legislative Branch of Government. (2) BIT means the Virgin Islands Bureau of Infor mation Technology as established in 3 V.I.C., chapter 1, 10. (3) Entity or recipients(s) means any corporation, association, limited liability corporation, limited liability partnership, or any other legal business entity. It shall also include any grantee or sub-grantee, contractor or subcontractor, or any other government entity. (4) Funding action or expenditure shall include details on the type of spending of both: (A) appropriated expenditures, including but not lim ited to grants, contracts, and appropriations; and (B) tax expenditures, including but not limited to tax exemptions, waivers, and credits. This shall include but not be limited to all tax exemptions, credits, direct grants, or infrastructure assistance provided to any corporate or other business entity. Where possible, a hyperlink to the actual grants or contracts shall be provided. (5) Funding source means the account the expenditure is appropriated from. (6) Searchable budget database website means a website that allows the public at no cost to search for, ob(b) of this section. (7) State audit or report shall include any audit or report issued by the Virgin Islands Inspector General, United States Inspector General, contracted private auditor, Legislative Post Auditor, Legislative Committee, or Executive body relating to the past or current performance of the entity or recipient of funds or the budget program, activity or agency which the Commissioner of Finance deems as relevant. (b) On or before June 1, 2013, the Bureau of Information Technology, as established in 3 V.I.C., chapter 1, Budget and the Department of Finance, shall establish and searchable by the public at no cost and that contains a comprehensive database of recipients and expenditures of the Territorys funds. The Bureau of Information Technology must present information in the database in a manner that is intuitive to members of the general public, includ ing graphical representations. (c) Internet database; contents. The internet database should include the following: (1) The appropriation, expenditure or use of all public funds or federal funds or receipt of all federal funds unless the federal funds are accounted for on the website American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; (2) Annual government expenditures or funding actions provided to any entity, recipient or agency, as determined by the Commissioner of Finance including the name and location of any such entity, recipient or agency, the funding source, the amount of funds appropriated including tax expenditures or other subsidies, the funding agency or authority, and a description of the purpose of the funding action or expenditure; (3) Bond debt payments and debt service including but not limited to amounts of bond interest paid and sources of funds paid for individual bond issues; (4) Local aid to each department including, but not limited, to amounts paid to individual units of government (5) Annual revenues, as determined by the Commissioner of Finance which shall include but not be limited to: (A) Receipts or deposits by any agency into funds established within the territorys treasury; (B) Agency earnings, including but not limited to, amounts collected by each agency for merchandise sold, services performed, licenses and permits issued, or regulation; (C) Revenue for the use of money and property including, but not limited to, amounts received for compensation for the use of government-owned money and property; (D) Gifts, donations and federal grants including, but not limited to, amounts received from public and private governmental activity; and (E) Other revenue including, but not limited to, re(6) Annual bonded indebtedness which shall include, but not be limited to, the amount of the total original obligation stated in terms of principal and interest, the term of the obligation, the source of funding for repayment of the obligation, the amounts of principal and interest previously paid to reduce the obligation, the balance remaining cited statutory authority to issue such bonds; (7) A link to any local or federal audit or report; and Commissioner of Finance in consultation with the Virgin (d) The searchable budget database website shall refor not less than 5 years and shall include data for the most (e) The searchable budget database website shall have a link for each branch of government and every govinclude the Legislative branch of Government. (f) The data presented in the database must be comthe BIT. BIT shall update the searchable budget database website as new data becomes available. All agencies shall provide to the BIT all data that is required to be included in the searchable budget database website no later than 30 days after the data becomes available to the agency. The of Finance shall provide guidance to agency heads to ensure compliance with this section. (g) The searchable budget database website shall not include: dential taxpayer information; (2) Data relating to payments of state assistance to individual recipients; (3) Payees addresses or telephone numbers, but the agencies may allow public access in the database to infor mation identifying the district which the payee is located; (4) Work product in anticipation of litigation or infor mation subject to attorney-client privilege; (5) Any other information that is designated by law as of the agency: (A) may rely on a determination made by a budget mation relating to the budget units expenditures. (B) are immune from civil liability for posting conin reliance on the budget units determination relating to (h) The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, all government agencies and the Legislature shall include a link to websites. Each government agency that maintains a gener ally accessible internet website, or for which a generally accessible website is maintained, shall include a link on that website to the database under this section. (i) Each government agency shall cooperate with the Department of Finance as necessary to implement and administer this website. Each government agency shall provide to the department any additional data in a manManagement and Budget and the Department of Finance that are required to be included in the database. (j) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, two or more violations of this section by a governmental agency tion, subjects the governmental agency to an audit of their budget and all expenditures by the Virgin Islands Inspector General or the Legislative Post Audit Division. 3 V.I.C. 882 *** Statutes current through Act 7471 of the 2012 Regular Session and Act 7569 of the 2013 Regular Session *** TITLE THREE Executive Chapter 33. Public Records; Fees 3 V.I.C. 882 (2013) Except when a different amount is prescribed, the folpublic records: 300 words or part thereof, and 15 cents for each additional 100 words or part thereof. (2) If the record is in a foreign language, $1.00 for the by the applicant, one-half the fee for making a copy.Hey, Wheres the Police Log?The Public Has Access to VIPD Record Log, According to V.I. Code


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At Cinnamon Bay, the capital improvements will include demolition of cottages and complete replacement in kind, according to Supt. FitzGer ald. On the same footprint, it cannot expand, In addition, the new concessionaire will be required to replace the platform tents, rebuild ing the platforms and installing new tents with breathable material, the park superintendent said. Two Major Concessions The Cinnamon Bay concession includes 40 units in 10 concrete beach-front buildings between North Shore Road and Cinnamon Bay and a restaurant, in addition to watersports concessions. The campground has almost 100 canvas plat form-tents and bare sites, a beach shop, convenience store and an open-air restaurant is the largest of the two major VINP beach concessions. The two concessions at Trunk Bay, the gift shop and the snack shack, will also be opened for bids in free and open competition, according to the superintendent, a veteran NPS admin istrator. At Trunk Bay think new concession buildings, Supt. FitzGerald told the Friends of the VINP annual meeting in January. The Trunk Bay snack shack and gift shop operators will have to put aside a percentage of their gross receipts, Supt. FitzGerald told Rotary members. The new concession contracts could put the St. ment with its two major concessions than it is cur rently under the extended original contracts. The Cinnamon Bay Campground concession cession contract for the Cinnamon Bay property between the VINP and the Caneel Bay Resort expired in the early 1990s. Continued from Page 2At Cinnamon Bay, the capital improvements will include demolition of cottages and complete replacement in kind, according to Supt. FitzGerald. On the same footprint, it cannot expand.


24 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2014 Senator at Large Reports: Future of GBS to discuss the execution of the plan. The stonewalling has been so serious that the hearing is being called. I invite the public to attend the hear ing, learn about the legislation, and voice your support for the Coral Bay Public Area. St. John deserves to have nice things like a Traditional Vendors Plaza and a Coral Bay Public Area. We have a Capital Improvement Fund to ensure that such good works are funded. We the law. More ominously, we cannot allow the administration to raid the Capital Improvement Fund, contrary to law. The Governor may only use funds as appropriated by the Legislature. To use funds in a manner other than appropriated by the Legislature is a violation of law. In the event that the administration fails to execute Acts 7267, 7233, and 7574, I am prepared to enforce the law through the judiciary. I would prefer it didnt come to that, but when an admin istration shows reckless disregard for the laws designed to strengthen St. Johns Infrastructure, we are left with little choice. It is my hope that you will express your support for the Vendors Plaza and Coral Bay Public Area. Public Support is a great help to me and all senators in persuading an errant administration that will not be tolerated. Lastly, I would like to thank your for the opportunity to serve as your senator at large for eight years. It has been very exciting, very hard work, and an honor to work for you, and for the betterment of St. John and the Virgin Islands as a whole. I will not be seeking public ofpressing tasks in my life, I remain committed to progress in the Virgin Islands. ing for the senator at large seat in the upcoming primary and general elections. I am sure that you can choose one among them to serve well as your senator at large. I hope that he or she continues the work that I and my excellent staff have done over the past eight years. I pledge to help whomever you choose in whatever way possible. Thank you once again for the oppor tunity to serve as your senator at large. Continued from Page 22