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Rocky Takes Swing at Ring Announcer While Defending His St. John ResidencyPage 7SJFC Is Seeking Solution To Maintain VINP Aluminum Can Recycling ProgramPage 3Election Board May Reverse Rulings on 3-year at-Large ResidencyPage 3Newly Completed Cruz Bay Pump Station at RiskIllegally-dumped cooking oils and grease already are threatening the new wastewater pumping stationPage 2 June 9-15, 2014 Copyright 2014 Ed. Commissioner Is Expected To Announce Closure of Guy BenjaminPage 5 Ed. Commissioner To Meet GBS Faculty, Parents June 9 at 3 p.m. Three Youngsters Vying for St. John Princess CrownPage 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom OatBambi Is Barely Able To StandThese photos taken Monday, June 2, of a newly born baby deer barely able to stand on the shoulder of North Shore Road caused page. As of Sunday evening, June 8, the posting reached 5,674 people with 55 shares.


2 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne, Raven Philips NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 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 Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis is strongly encourag ing and reminding corporate citizens to meet the June 30 deadline ment of penalties and interest, withdrawal of good standing status, or even administrative dissolution. istered domestic and foreign corporation, LLC, LLP and LLLP and Financial Statements on or before June 30 of every year. marked by the June 30 deadline. For more information, call 776-8515 on St. Thomas.Franchise Taxes Due June 30 Fathers Day Luncheon Set for June 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. 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. As part of an ongoing effort to reach out to the voting public and as mandated by law the members of the St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections will conduct a voting machine demonstration and registration drive. The St. John event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay.Voting Machine Demonstration and Registration Drive Set for June 10 Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the Graduation Ceremo ny 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.GHS Class of 2014 Graduates June 13 Ivanna Eudora Kean High School class of 2014 will have its commencement service on Saturday, June 14, at 6 p.m. Charlotte Amalie High School class of 2014 will have its commencement service on Sunday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m., at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center Julius E. Sprauve School students will graduate on Tuesday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay.Public School Graduations Scheduled By Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds Only months after comple tion, the new sewage pump station located in the parking lot next to the customs dock is in danger of breaking down. The culprit is FOGS. Not fogs in the sense of condensed watery vapor that hovers low to the ground. In Waste Management lingo, FOGS stands for Fats, Oils, and Greases, the waste products of food preparations (like deep frying) that are illegally poured down drains in restaurant kitchens. Three times in the last three months, the Waste Management Authority has had to clean the Cruz Bay sewer lines of FOGS, according to Stella Saunders, Communications Manager of WMA. In the most recent effort, workers removed more than 800 pounds of grease from the lines. If this grease keeps coming ment, and if it backs up, it wont be pretty, Saunders said. And with Carnival coming, we really have to do the right thing. Investigation T o Start Saunders was appealing to the common good when she said this, but she followed with a stern warning: Our staff enforcement that every restaurant has the proper method of disposal, Saunders said. Anyone found illegally disposing of waste will be cited. Investigators have started tracking down the sources of the grease that has clogged the lines and in the process have discovered illegal sewer hook ups. The illegal disposal of grease is considered a form of littering, jail term of up to 180 days. Litter ing is deemed a criminal offence. You have to go to court to pay it or a marshal can be sent, Saunders said. Saunders seemed frustrated that the brand new pump station pecially since several companies located on St. Thomas will come to St. John to collect used cooking oil. One company doesnt even charge for the service because the oil is then processed and sold as biodiesel fuel, said Saunders. There are options out there, especially within the last year because it is a much needed service.New Cruz Bay Pump Station at Risk Illegally-dumped cooking oils and grease already are threatening the new wastewater pumping station in Cruz Bay.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Visitors from around the mainland U.S. and the world have been trained to recycle aluminum cans, but they can no longer recycle their aluminum cans in the Virgin Islands National Park. The VINP has shut down the St. John Community Foundations volunteer recycling program in the St. John park because SJCF was not able to come up with a solution which would keep up with the public participation and the VINP couldnt keep the recycled cans separated from other trash and deliver them to the Susannaberg Transfer Station. Unfortunately, after a recent exchange of e-mails between the recycling bins in the park which had been built for the Community Foundation program and effectively ended aluminum can recycling in the park. the aluminum cans needs to be pick up ASAP, an NPS ofKalousek on June 4, at 2:35 p.m. Please have someone remove them, they are making our facilities look like a dump because the bins are full and the cans are scattered on the ground. By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Outgoing Senator at Large Craig Barshinger has sugbeing imposed to be eligible to run for Senator at Large may be unOrganicActical. The St. John senator may have coined a new word, but Barshinger may be technically correct. Whatever you may want to call recent decisions by the ment which rulings may or may not already have been ments. As long as you live in the District of St. Thomas-St. John, you can run for Senator at Large, candidate Ronnie Jones predicted to St. John Tradewinds on Friday, June ment) has always been understood, I dont think there is anything written. According to the Elections Supervisor, it has always been understood that he or she should be from St. John, Jones explained. But, that was never put in the revised Or ganic Act. Jones said fellow Democrat B. Greg Miller likely would be ruled eligible to primary against him for the partys Senator at Large nomination. Miller, who has previously run for a St. Thomas seat, said he had not been informed of a change in the residency I will change it back (to Senator at Large), Miller said Senator at Large. Candidate Jones tried to put a positive spin on Millers for Senator at Large by saying a Democratic primary victory against Miller would give him more exposure for a potential three-way race in November against Independent Liburd and, possibly, Republican candidate Hodge. There is a good chance Jodie will come back in, too, Jones said of Jodie Hodge, his potential Republican opponent, who also was ruled ineligible to run for Senator at Large, but who had run for Senator from the St. Thomas District in 2012. The reliance on tax return addresses as proof of residency had become the V.I. Supervisor of Elections standard registered candidates ruled ineligible in recent weeks by the Supervisor of Elections, ostensibly for not having resided on St. John for three years prior to the election. St. Johnian Ronnie Jones acknowledged he had chal Democrats James Dalmida Jr. and Miller and Republican Hodge based on that purported three-year residency reond runs for St. Thomas District Senator in 2014 instead of at-Large bids; but it now appears both could be back in the Senator-at-Large race if they want back in Barshinger Could Challenge Successor the selection of his successor who could be a future adversary if Barshinger chooses to try to regain his seat in 2016 or later, he admits. trary to the Organic Act because it is an over-reach, said may be an over-reach. Before the latest twist in the ballot ballet, Sen. Barshinger had said he was relieved Hodge, who has lived with him on St. John since late 2012, would not be a candidate for Senator at Large. Im relieved because I know how hard it is to run a three-island campaign and live on St. John, Sen. Barshinger said. She felt she was the better candidate. Dalmida Says He Has W ithdrawn Sen. Barshinger, is an unabashed supporter of former St. John Administrator James Dalmida Jr. a St. Johnian who is a hotel industry consultant. Dalmida withdrew from the race when he was unable to establish his St. John residency within the time constraints proscribed by the Supervisor of Elections. Jimmy is checking with an attorney about an appeal of Hes a consultant and his base is St. John, said Sen. Barshinger. He has been plying his trade in other countries around the world. Dalmida never got to meet with the board (Board of former St. John Administrator texted St. John Tradewinds on Saturday, June 7. I had three appointments, but they all were cancelled, Dalmida wrote St. John Tradewinds. I have withdrawn my application. St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 3 Thursday, June 12thContinued on Page 18Election Board May Reverse Rulings on 3-Year at-Large ResidencyVINP Removes Recycling Bins as Collection StallsSJCF Is Seeking Solution To Maintain VINP Aluminum Can Recycling Program INDEXBusiness Directory ..............20 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ..........16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Cryptoquip ...........................21 Letters ............................14-15 Obituary .........................15-17 On the Market .....................13 Real Estate ....................22-23 VINP staff have removed the recycling bins, left, within the V.I. National Park.


By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds My name is Almando Rocky Liburd, I believe I deserve a call (about) an erroneous article in your paper. I suggest good reporting would get in touch with both sides. Please give me a call or well have to address this another way. The telephone message her alded that Liburd is back in the political ring and taking swings at the announcer doing the playby-play while his main opponent keeps jabbing at him. Liburd called St. John Tradewinds from St. Croix on Thursday, June 4, to object to residency. St. John Tradewinds had ear multi-unit residence near Supreme Corner off Centerline Road above Pastory, and Liburd said that was his St. John residence. Liburd Objects T o Residency Question The former seven-term Senation that he was a resident of St. John as raised by a Democratic opponent in a report in St. John Tradewinds challenge of Liburds residency on St. John for the last three years the residency test being applied by the V.I. Supervisor of Elections at that time. Liburd called back a short time later to say that St. John Tradewinds also had made an er ror in a short story in the June 2 edition which said that Liburd had played a role in expanding Freds Bar in Cruz Bay after losing the 2006 election. No such a thing ever happened, Liburd said in his answer ing machine message. The time I was at Freds was when Fred was still alive; Fred has been dead now That reference was based on a article in St. John Tradewinds which included a picture of Rocky behind the bar in the landmark St. John meeting place for community leaders. Liburd cautioned the newspaper to check its information or somebody is going to get charged with something; theres not going to be any talking any more. Residency May Not Be Issue for Anyone The issue of Liburds residency apparently will be resolved once the Supervisor of Elections formally rules on an appeal of its ruling on the legal residency of his potential Democratic opponent B. Greg Miller. (See Related Story.) Board of Elections Chairman Atty. Arturo Watlington Jr. has also contacted at least one Senator at Large candidate involved in the residency debate to ask for relevant documentation, sources told St. John Tradewinds. Liburd Seeks T o Regain Old Seat Liburd has been out of the political ring since he ran for Lieutenant Governor, unsuccessfully, in 2006 the year Barshinger consecutive terms. Liburd said he had never lived anywhere other than St. John in his life, even if he occasionally stayed on St. Thomas during legislative sessions at a residence on Raphune Hill as noted in St. John Tradewinds. Democratic candidate for Senator at Large Ronnie Jones has aclenge of Liburds candidacy based on the Supervisor of Elections ruling on his previous challenges to the candidacies of Democrats James Dalmida Jr. and Miller and Republican Jodi Hodge Liburd does not mince words about his residency. I am a born St. Johnian, Liburd said. Ive never lived anywhere else in my life. St. John Residence St. John Tradewinds had tried for weeks to contact Liburd through the telephone number listed for him in the Innovative directory. That was not the correct number to reach him, said Liburd, who provided a cell phone number for future contact. A reporter had also driven by the Liburd family home in the Palestine section of Coral Bay on several occasions in recent weeks to look for the candidate espying his elderly mother on the front veranda with a caregiver, but no Rocky. St. John Tradewinds was told Liburd now stays at a relatives residence on the west end of St. Thomas when he is on that island, but refrained from asking Liburd for any further details of his residency until there was a ruling by the Board of Elections on Jones challenge to Liburds candidacy. In an interview with St. John Tradewinds, Liburd explained a Senator at Large candidate had to serve, earn votes and spend time on St. Croix as well as St. Thomas and St. John. T wo Sons of St. John May Face Off in Ring For now, it is still possible the 2014 election for Senator at Large may match the St. Johnian scion from the Palestina area of Coral Bay against the St. Johnian scion from up-country Susannaberg if Jones can win a potential Democratic primary. Its up to the Board of Elections to certify that Liburd is eligible to run for Senator at Large against whomever else is deemed eligible to run so the preliminary sparring can continue in the ring and the announcer and referees can get out of the way. I live on St. John, Liburd told St. John Tradewinds. Just ask my tenants. My tenants will tell you. 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St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 5 Frett-Gregory To Meet GBS Faculty, Staff and Parents on Monday, June 9Commissioner Expected To Announce Closure of Guy H. Benjamin SchoolBy T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory is expected to announce the closing of Guy H. Benjamin School in Coral Bay for the 2014-15 school year at meetings on Monday, June 9. the substance of the commissioners message, Senator at Large Craig Barshinger said the news probably wont be good for parents of school-aged children on the east end of St. John. jamin School, Sen. Barshinger said, although he acknowledged that he did not know what the Education Commissioners announcement would be. I am not very hopeful. mouth about the content of the scheduled Monday announcement. Commissioner T o Meet Faculty, Parents Commissioner Frett-Gregory has called two meetings at the school in Coral Bay one for the faculty and staff as well as for the parents and guardians of students currently enrolled. The meeting with the schools faculty and staff is set for 3 p.m. Monday to be followed immediately by the meeting with parents at 5:30 p.m. At these meetings, I will share some vital information with the schools faculty and staff as well as the parents and guardians about the day to day operations of the school as we approach the end of the current school year and the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, Frett-Gregory said Tuesday, June 3. I encourage the entire faculty and staff to be present at these meetings, Frett-Gregory added. Just as important is that the parents and guardians of students who attend the school to be in attendance. Final Day of Registration W as May 29 day to register their children for either Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School or the Julius E. Sprauve School on Wednesday, May 29. While encouraging St. John parents interested to register their children for Guy H. Benjamin School, Sen. Barshinger has not been optimistic that the government would keep both island schools open in the face of government budget woes. Sen. Barshinger had suggested that the Department of Education may have been misrepresenting St. John school trate the closing of the Guy H. Benjamin School as a costcutting measure. W ill GBS Be Closed T o Cut Costs? In recent months, 70 St. Johnians called my St. John their children for GBS, Sen. Barshinger wrote in his regular legislative report in St. John Tradewinds May 19. However, I have heard from Department of Education attend GBS next year, Sen. Barshinger said at that time. Only six additional children had been registered, Sen. Barshinger said June 5, although he acknowledged it was unclear exactly what grades or students were being counted by the Department of Education in the overall registration W ill GBS Closing Save $1 Million? The St. John Senator at Large has repeatedly warned that the Department of Education could propose to save $1 mil lion by closing the Coral Bay elementary school. The V.I. Department of Education is desperate to cut expenses, Sen. Barshinger wrote. The DOE is faced with a 10 percent budget cutback on top of the already big cuts of the past two years. The DOE can save $1.1 million by closing GBS, Sen. Barshinger wrote in his report to constituents. dont register their children for GBS until the summer or fall, Sen. Barshinger continued. This would allow the DOE to close GBS and blame it on lack of money and lack of on-time registrations. St. John Tradewinds The small school in Coral Bay may be closed.


By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds emergency back-up generating capacity to serve its own needs. In fact, St. John has no back-up generating capacity in the event of a catastrophic failure of the ex-6 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 T o Serve Island and It Doesnt W ork Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com WE HAVE FISH Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatThe guard shack at the WAPA generator adjacent to The Marketplace in Enighed was manned on Sunday, June 8, although the generator is not operational and is now too small to serve St. John. tension cord cable connecting the island to WAPA on St. Thomas. WAPAs 2.5-megawatt St. John generator on South Shore Road in Enighed next to The Marketplace is too small to support the St. John power grid by itself. And, it doesnt work anyway, according to the St. John representative to the V.I. Water and Power Authority. It is a fact, Cheryl (St. John WAPA board member Cheryl hearing) before Senator (Sammuel) Sanes Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Barshinger told St. John Tradewinds on June only 2.5 megawatts, not enough to serve St. John and it doesnt work. Boynes Jackson did not return calls for comment from St. John Tradewinds. If WAPA wont assure St. John of emergency power, should St. John make other plans to be selfIf St. John had the storage capacity to harness all the solar power produced by St. John residential units instead of selling it back to WAPA at an arbitrary price maybe owned by a cooperative of island producers could the Until then, however, WAPA apparently will continue to have a guard on duty at the non-functioning generator.


St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 7 Trash: The Latest at Susannaberg Transfer Station 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 Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds When it comes to disposing of waste material on St. John, theres good news and theres bad news. TIPPING FLOOR First, the good news: Construction of a Susannaberg Transfer Station, according to Stella Saunders, Communications Manager at the Waste Management Authority. When trash collection trucks come in to ible items, such as tires and construction debris. The compactible material will then be put in a compactor which can hold whats comparable to three bins of trash, and once its processed, the waste will be transport by St. Thomas. reduce the number of barge bins, and result in cost savings over time, Saunders said. Meanwhile, V.I. Recycling, the scrap metal contractor for the territory, has been steadily chipping away at the pile of scrap metal that has accumulated at the SusannabThe company, which rotates among the three major islands, was on St. John in March and has been back on island since the middle of May. The company picks up everything from refrigerators to cars, crushing, compacting, and transporting it all to Miami, Florida for recycling. In July 2013, more than 900 tons of scrap metal was removed from the Susannaberg tor of solid waste for the WMA. Saunders could not say what the total tonnage or cost will be this year until the job is completed. The estimated cost is $20,000, she said. ALUMINUM CANS And now for the bad news: Residents have been noticing that bags of aluminum cans they have been dropping at the bin sites are piling up. Thats because the grant that was given to the St. John Community Foundation to conduct a can recycling program ran out in 2013. Due to budget cutbacks and auster ity measures, the grant ended, Saunders explained. Waste Management has been assisting in the recycling when we have the manpower and the time available, she said. Were only doing it as a good corporate citizen. Technically, the organization should have taken it over when the grant ended. Saunders described the program as very time and labor intensive because someone must go through the bags to make sure they contain only aluminum cans. On St. Thomas, several schools partici pate in a can recycling program, and WMA provides transport of the cans to the recyclers. On St. Croix, the Boys and Girls Club collects cans and sells them to recyclers for around 25 cents per pound. They do everything. We provide, as a courtesy, a collec tion site, Saunders said. Saunders said that the can situation is very problematic, but The Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations have grants available that can assist. Theres a website called Its a matter of going on the website and doing the research, she said. USED TIRES Another challenge for the Waste Management Authority is the removal of used tires that have been left at bin sites or along road sides. Theres a small mountain of used We do not have the funding for tire Youre offered the opportunity when you buy a new tire to pay a small disposal fee. Tires are to be returned to where you pur chased them. The problem exists on all three islands. We have taken 250,000 tires from the AnThe government and the Waste Management Authority cannot provide all of these services. It behooves community groups to so desperately needed, Saunders said. She added that there are opportunities for entre preneurs to provide recycling services to the community. See related recycling story on Page 3. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat store collected trash for recycling, compacting and shipping off island.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Gallows Point Resort recently ect which brought renovations to all 60 units, the main lobby and the grounds at the Cruz Bay hotel; all while remaining open the entire time. The project kicked off in 2008 what would eventually be all 60 units on the property. I feel like Ive been a construction manager, said Gallows Point Resort Managing Director Akhil Deshwal, who has been running the high-end hotel for the past 11 years. Deshwal and crew got good at juggling construction time lines while running a bustling resort in high season. Early renovations took close to nine months, while the last few renovations stretched only six to seven weeks, according to the resort general manager. We got pretty good at this, he said. The Gallows Point face-lift is evident as soon as one enters the resort as the front desk area now boasts a granite counter, new tiling and Venetian plaster. The upgrades continue throughout the hotel grounds where all pathways were newly tiled and new handrails installed, Deshwal explained. Gallows Point landscape company Property King also replaced 8 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatGallows Point Resort renovations are complete inside and out after four years. Each unit was complete gutted.Gallows Point Resort Completes Renovations Continued on Page 22


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Three poised and well-spoken young ladies are ready to wow the crowd at the St. John Festival Princess Selection Pageant on Sunday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the Winston Marlene Warner and TaeZha Maduro, both of St. Thomas, and Kalaeya Redding, who spent her young childhood on St. John but now lives in Georgia, will compete for the title of St. John Festival Princess. Warner, nine years old, has just Bethel Baptist Day School. This princess pageant. I got inspired by the pretty ner said of those who have participated in the pageant in years past. It made me want to run. Though Warner is keeping the cret, she did reveal that shes taken lessons in dancing and music in the past. The nine-year-old said shes enjoying the rigorous practices in preparation for the show. The practices have been good and worth it, said Warner. The princess pageant contestant thanked her mother and her godmother for their support throughout the entire preparation process. Maduro, eight years old, has at the Ulla F. Miller Elementary School. Though she lives on St. Thomas, she comes to St. John often to visit her grandparents. Its an experience, said the chose to run for princess. The other kids have looked so brave it for myself. Maduro also elected to keep the details of her performance a secret, but she promised an amazing show. Im going to dazzle for the 60th anniversary, said Maduro. The eight-year-old is also enjoying rehearsals in preparation for the big day, she said. Practicing has been awesome, said Maduro. The teachers arent pushy and help me take my time to get it right. I would wish for no one else. Maduro thanked her mother, her godmothers, and her grandmother for inspiring her throughout the princess pageant prep. Redding, 10 years old, just wrapped up her fourth grade year in Georgia. She is a former Guy Benjamin School student. I saw the show every year and thought I could show my talent too, said Redding. Like her counterparts, Redding is also keeping the details of her performance a secret, but did say that shes had dancing lessons in the past. The best thing about practic ing for the show is learning more of the routines, said Redding, who added that shes most excited for the evening wear portion of the show. She thanked her choreographer and chaperones for their help in preparing for the big night. Come at 6 p.m. sharp, Redding advised everyone whos interested in coming to the show. Tickets for the June 15 show are available at Chelsea Drug Store and W&W Fastfoods on St. John, and International Records on St. Thomas. Dont miss the chance to watch these three young ladies show off their talents as they compete for the crown!St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 9 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 Three Impressive Y oungsters Vying for 2014 St. John Festival Princess Contestant #1 Marlene Warner Contestant #2 TaeZha Maduro Contestant #3 Kalaeya Redding


10 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 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! 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 St. John Tradewinds Auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Performance/Merit Scholarship will be conducted on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts for all outstanding and talented students on St. John and St. Thomas. The scholarship is applied to tuition for the 2014-15 school year at SJSA. old. A reference letter from a teacher or professional must accom pany your completed application. Application forms must be completed and returned to the be considered after this date. Forms may be picked up in the Students are awarded based solely on exceptional noted talent during the audition process. Scholarships will be given in art, music, theater and dance. At and theater students. At least a two-minute presentation of art work ducting and judging the audition. Participants should be prepared For additional information, call Kim Wild at 779-4322. St. are partially funded by Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).Ruth Sis Frank Merit Scholarship Application Deadline Is June 13By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Led by Rotary Club of St. John members, local high school Rotary Interact students recently paint ed the helipad at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. All three St. John Rotary Interact clubs at Gifft Hill School, Julius E. Sprauve School and Guy Benjamin School helped to raise funds for the helipad project hosting bake sales and car washes which were matched by Rotary, explained member Helen Simon. This was a major project that the Interact stuact program on St. John, said Simon. The students raised the funds with bake sales and car washes, with matching participation from Rotary. Rotary Club of St. John members and Interact students began the helipad project back in April, but their efforts were delayed due to rain, special events and several other postponements, Simon explained. Working several hours at a time over the past few months, the group pressure washed, taped and painted two coats of each color on the helipad, wrapping up the project last week. The Interact students who celebrated the prony in May all worked hard on the MKSCHC heli pad project and so did several Rotary Club of St. John members, Simon added. William Willigerod, Joan Bermingham and Ayn Riehle played a major role in getting this goal completed, she said.Rotary Interact Students Repaint Helipad at MKS Health CenterSt. John Tradewinds The following schedule is for Ivanna Eudora Kean High School all orientation sessions will take place in the cafeteria. Tuesday, June 17, beginning at 4 p.m.: 10th grade orientation Wednesday, June 18, beginning at 4 p.m.: 11th grade orientation Thursday, June 19, beginning at 4 p.m.: 12th grade orientation All parents/guardians attend the orientation sessions, and must provide a copy of their childs immunization card and health insur ance if available.Orientation for IEKHS Students Set for Next Week, June 17-19 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Helen SimonHigh school student in the Rotary Interact program repainted the helipad at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center as a public service project.


St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 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. Next UUF Meeting Set for June 15St. John Tradewinds Join Reverend David Dorney at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, on Sunday, June 15. at 10 a.m. at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus, for the topic: Off With Her Head! Off with her head, off with does not reside in individuals. It is more a fungus that lays waste the earth. One feature of evil is its ability to misdirect attention. This sermon is a result of a study on the reality of evil in our times triggered by the Marathon Bombing in Boston and our work for the Boston Health Commission as a response. David Dorney, Ph.D., is a retired professor of psychology in tilla commander in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in Boston, and for public education. Dorney divides his time between writing and clinical consulting, most recently to assist marathon survivors. He recently sold his 26 foot sailboat, so his present hobbies are walking the dog and bothering his wife. For more information go to: St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Located within Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 / e: Wedding Special through June Buy 5, Get 1 FREE!CRAZY L O W PRI C E! And you dont have to be getting married to buy them, priceless!! Monistrol Cava, great w/ mimosas, $8 or $40/6 btls ($6.65 ea.) Cavit Lunetta P rosecco, $12 or $60/6 btls ($10 ea.) St. John Tradewinds The Port Authority has transferred its Enighed Pond Mouth property at Parcel 302 Cruz Bay to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources for the development of a new St. John Fish Market. Port Authority engineers will be involved in the planning for the facility with DPNR which will development of a small boat dock in the pond area along Fish Fry Road adjacent to the planned cording to a VIPA spokesperson. The new facility will replace the old location in Cruz Bay Creek behind the U.S. Customs building.Future St. John Fish Market FacilitySt. John Tradewinds This years applicants for the St. John Rotary Scholarship were all outstanding. As in the past it was a challenge for the scholarship committee to select a winner from this talented group of St. John graduating seniors. years scholarship are: Ms. Carishma Marsh Seventh Day Adventist Academy Ms. Chloe Jarvis Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Ms. Nyree Doway Ivanna Eudora Kean High School The Rotary Club of St John is pleased to announce that this years St John Rotary Scholarship has been awarded to Ms. Nyree Doway. Nyree is a student at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. She is a National Honor Society member, member of the JROTC where she serves as a Platoon Leader, treasurer of the Future Business Leaders of America, and Yearbook committee member. Nyree is graduating with her senior class at Ivanna Eudora Kean and has been accepted to attend Rider University in New Jersey to pursue a degree in accounting. Upon graduation Nyree plans to eventually return home to the Virgin Islands to open an Nyree for all her achievements in life and wish her the best in his pursuit of a higher education!Nyree Doway Is Winner of Rotary Club of St. John Scholarship


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Fourteen Gifft Hill School high school students gathered in Caneel Bay Resort on Wednesday afternoon, June 4, to wrap up their internships at the luxury hotel. of their 18-week interns, which convened each Wednesday for about an hour and half and incorporated three different programs. This was the second year of the Caneel Bay and GHS collaboration and students experience in about 10 different depart ments, rotating every two weeks. The students in the Caneel 1 class tried their hands at everything from security to concierge and watersports at the North Shore Road resort. Students who took the class last year were able to enroll in the Caneel 2 class, where they chose three departments to concentrate on at the property, spending six weeks in each. able to spend the entire 18 weeks in different kitchens in the Caneel Bay Culinary class. We spent time up at Turtle Bay and at the pastry kitchen where we decorated a cake, All of the Caneel classes have proved to be among the most popular electives at GHS, with students enjoying the ability to choose the departments at the resort where they wanted to spend time and the chance to get off campus once a week. It was good to get out of the classroom for a while once a week, said Makeda Dawson, an 11th grader at GHS who enrolled in Caneel 1 this year. And it was fun to see behind the scenes of what goes on at a big hotel. I really liked working in the gift shop and interacting with people. Students learned so much through the classes thanks to the Caneel Bay Resort staff, explained the schools Director of School and College Counselling Meghan Duffy. Everyone at Caneel has been amazing, said Duffy. Nikolay and Paula Tilas and the entire staff has been so welcoming and so great to the students. We cant say enough 12 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 Continued on Page 19 St. John Tradewinds News Photo (L to R) GHS students Kayden Richards, Yalfri Santana, Zoy Noel, Caneel Bay Resort Managing Director Nikolay Hotze. Thank You!Cooperation was the key word that made the 14th Annual Wagapalooza, on May 24th, a wonderful success. The Animal Care Center wishes to thank the following community members for their time, talent and treasure in support of our island cats and dogs in need. We have diligently attempted to keep a roster of all the volunteers and hope, with great sincerity, that no names were omitted. BUSINESSES Catered To Connections E & W/Cid Hamling Freshwater Church/Pastor Terry Lansdale Gifft Hill School/Beth Knight Lew Henley LowKey Watersports/AnnMarie Estes Marketplace/Deb Marsh Parks & Recreation/Shakima Jones Queen of Tarts/Liz Lowe Rotary St. John Brewers/Kevin Chipman St. John Fire Dept/Sgt. Gumbs St. John Hardware St. John Ice/Alan Johnson St. John Printing/Lee Stanciauskas Tall Ship Trading/Elliott Hooper Tradewinds/MaLinda & Jaime Weddings by Katilady/Kati Steinborn Westin/Cyndal Russell Woodys/Dan Yelena/Photography GREAT VOL UNTEERS Peter Alter Carol Bagley Augustina Barbute Michael Beason Mary Ann Campbell Courtney & Taylor Christensen Barb Crites Jen Dale Dominguez & K-9 Partner Alisha Duplisea Deb Duplisea Calvin George MaryAnn Giovanna Nancy Grayhek Alexis Grizzle Dave Guidi BJ Harris Missie Hensel Drapes Ingles Liam Kelly Jane Kyser Debbie Lawson Shelley LeTendre Michael Marsh Leslie & Steve McKibben Ryan Moore Monica & Bruce Munro Ted Okie Joe Palminteri Catherine Perry Veronica Pozaz Sharon & David Purdey Chris Reinbold Diana Ripley Ian Samuel Oriel Smith Joan Sparling Percy Sprauve Dan VanWinkel Denise Walker Marnie Walters Carol & Rick Wassel Brian Woods Lorraine Worth Denise Wright JUDGES Paige Clark Rob Crane Ceilia Kalusak Laura Palminteri SPONSORS Agave Landscaping Accommodations Council Anne Marie Weddings Bamboula Big Cox Plumbing Caravan Gallery Caribbean Solar Company Carlson Construction Co.,Inc. Castaways Catered To Cleveland Design Cool Signs Crystal Clear Pools Dr. Cool Freebird Creations Gallows Point Resort Grande Bay Resort Island Baby LLC Jolly Dog LTD KatiLady Weddings Lavender Hill Low Key Watersports Merchants Commercial Bank Mongoose Junction Nest News of St. John Paradise Knitters Property King Queen of Tarts R & I Patton Goldsmithing Red Hook Family Practice Rotary Club of St. John St. John Board of Realtors St. John Brewers St. John Car Rental, Inc. St. John Hardware St. John Ice St. John Inn St. John Insurance St. John Printing St. John Properties St. John Solutions Seaview Vacation Homes Shirey Cadillac Skinny Legs Tall Ship Trading The Marketplace The St. John Repair Shop 340 Real Estate Co. Windspree RAFFLE DONAT IONS Noahs Little Arks Castaways Captain Jimbo Freebird Jewelers Aqua Bistro St. John Beach Bum Caribbean Gift Basket Christian Wheatley Print Sets VI Ecotours Caf Livin Gallows Point St. John Hardware Kaleidescope Video St. John Inn Caravan Gallery Connections Canines, Cats, and Critters Sloop Jones Workshop Grapevine Salon Tourist Trap Pink Papaya Caravan Auto Fabric Mill Coconut Coast Studios Asolare Kekoa Dr. May Treu Accupuncture Kids Night in Babysitting Ronnies Pizza Shipwreck Landing Magan Crandall Massage St. John Properties Villa Alfredo Landscaping Madeira Beach, FL Vacation High Tide Caitlin Yengo Massage Yelena Rogers Photography Driftwood Davids Steve Simonsen Table Book Pirates Penny or Stormy Petrol Island Stylin Hair Salon Coral Bay Garden Center Tiny Tile Mosaics Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel Woodys Marine Dog Life Vest A very special thank you goes out to all dog show registrants and event attendees! U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS GHS Students Wrap Up Internships at Caneel Bay Resort


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Stretch out by the refreshing stunning water views along the islands rugged and largely undisturbed south shore from the home Le Virage. A four bedroom, four bathroom villa perched on a hillside in the Point Rendezvous neighborhood, Le Virage is for sale for $1.85 million, explained Jan Courlas, broker associate with Holiday Homes of St. John. Le Virage is located about midisland, just a few minutes from the nightlife and shopping of Cruz Bay and not far from the famed North Shore beaches of St. John. The also a short drive away from this Pt. Rendezvous home. Youll want to start the day early at Le Virage, where sunrise vistas are just one of the many highlights of the commanding view. Le Virage is located in the Pt. Rendezvous area, which offers Head and the south shore across to St. Croix, said Courlas. The homes location nestled on more than a half acre of landscaped property also takes full advantage of the cooling trade winds, Courlas added. The buyer of this home will enjoy the easterly breezes and views throughout, she said. Le Virage boasts a large pool and spacious decks for all that hard work on your tan.There is also plenty of shaded deck space, however, for those times to escape the tropical sun as well. A secluded outdoor dining area offers the perfect place for enjoying meals al fresco under the stars. tiled spacious great room with Caribbean-style exposed beam ceilinto the open plan kitchen where es, a large island and cherry hard wood cabinets. Large windows and doors bring the jaw-dropping water views right inside the great room, which also incorporates a spacious dinning area. The buyer of Le Virage will work and furnishings at the home along with the excellent and spaLe Virage includes four en suite bedrooms, two of which are found on the main level and two found are connected via an indoor stair case, making the home popular for families with small children. Le Virage has four spacious bedrooms each with a bathroom en suite and there is an interior staircase to reach the two lower bedrooms, which families appreciate, said the Holiday Homes broker associate. With a strong short term rental history, Le Virage is the ideal home for someone seeking seclusion while looking to offset costs, Courlas added. Le Virage is the perfect villa for someone looking for an excellent property to enjoy personally and to have in short term rental. It is a well performing property, she said. Le Virage also boasts island tasteful furnishings and beautiful landscaping. For more information call Cour las at Holiday Homes at (340) 7766776 or (340) 643-5102. St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 13 Enjoy Sunrises, South Shore Views and Easterly Breezes at Le Virage M u si c by I n n e r V i si o n s St. John Tradewinds News Photo Le Virage villa is located at Point Rendezvous and


Interestingly enough, when the St. John Film Society recently held their presentation of BLACKFISH, Lee Keller, the General Curator at Coral just his preamble was read and the 32 pg. document presented by Keller/Coral World was made available by e-mail to those wishing to read it. The way the preamble was crafted was mislead ing as it did not offer a link to the origination of the document nor attribute its actual authorship, leading some to think that is may have been crafted by Mr. Keller on behalf of Coral World. The document that is actually taken directly from SeaWorld propaganda seems that Coral World is attempting to do a little of its own damage control for the small audience in attendance, viewing BLACKFISH! I sent Mr. Keller the below rebuttal ( BLACKFISH RESPONDS TO SEAWORLDS LATEST response to SeaWorlds rebuttal that he presented on behalf of Coral World. This was after a couple back and forth e-mails between us, none of which were sathim, directly. I then asked if he would like to comnot. Nor do I believe he will, (to me, anyway). Plus, I was then e-mailed and asked by their marketing director to please remove her from my e-mail list. She had been copied our communications by Mr. Keller so I copied her my responses to him to keep her in the loop. Mr.Keller did not ever attribute the document sent to the St. John Film Society as being taken directly from SeaWorld as their ongoing rebuttal to the controversies raised by BLACKFISH. The tide is turning! People, worldwide, are becoming more and more marine animals must endure and suffer for the sake and greed. Coral World would do well to consider its stance on creating a Dolphinarium and the moral and ethical obligations it has. It should also consider the opinions of the tourists and people worldwide, who are now saying they will NOT attend these types of attractions any longer. St. Thomas can use a great Water Park. One that does not include displays of any marine mammals. That goes for those poor Sea Lions in their tiny, sterile tank, swimming around and around, day in and day out, when not made to swim with clients or being put on display doing tricks for food. Coral World does not need to continue to perpetu ate the keeping and breeding of Dolphins in captivity nor any other marine mammals for entertainment. They could do the right thing and actually make money with a Water Park that everyone, locals and tourists alike, could and would enjoy. I would support them 100% if that were to become a reality. Below is the copy of the statement issued by the BLACKFISH team in response to SeaWorld rebuttal presented by Mr. Keller: (Note: this was sent to Mr. Keller) BLACKFISH RESPONDS TO SEA WORLDS LA TEST CRITIQUE heels of AB2140, the groundbreaking legislation that seeks to bring an end to Orcas for Entertainment of entry for many controversial issues surrounding whales in captivity and trainer safety, the bill was introduced because MILLIONS have since chosen to seek their own answers. And they have largely come are not suited to captivity and the trainers that work in close proximity to them arent safe (a conclusion of SeaWorlds appeal of OSHAa citations). discipline in its storytelling, choosing not to cover many issues now surfacing about SeaWorld: The administration of Benzodiazepine (valium) to killer whales said to be experiencing grief, stress or anxiety. The circumstances surrounding the deaths of multiple whales. The circumstances involving the injuries of multiple trainers. The scant amount of revenues (roughly 0.06% of $1.5 BILLION a year) that SeaWorld puts toward conservation. SeaWorlds ongoing methods of obtaining marine mammals from the wild. Although the attention paid to these issues seems to be growing daily by an increasingly informed public SeaWorld continues to deny despite the evidence that trainers assume an inappropriate amount of risk and that the welfare of its killer whales is compromised by captivity. The issue is not whether SeaWorld has a world class facility as it insists at every turn. The issue is whether the care and environment SeaWorld can provide its killer whales can meet their needs and whether trainers left to administer their care can do so safely. whale on whale and whale on trainer aggressions, as well as the compromised lives and social experience of SeaWorlds killer whales makes it clear that SeaWorld CANNOT give its whales lives that are in any 14 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 Continued on Page 16 Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 20) Letters to St. John Tradewinds The Board of Directors and shelter staff of the Animal Care Center of St. John feels very fortunate to be an intricate part of such a supportive community. Wagapalooza was another reminder of the generous investment our businesses, schools and individuals are willing to make to help build a healthy, involved, and caring community that values all our residents whether human or four-legged with fur. We are very proud of the part the community played in the success of the 14th Annual Wagapalooza; and we appreciate your partnership. Pat yourselves on the back, you deserve the credit! Lucy Banks, ACC Board PresidentProud To Be Part of Wonderful St. John CommunityBSUBMIT YOUR OPINIONS TO: editor@tradewinds.viWhat a woman driver hates most has happenedlosing control of her car! The dash lights go crazy, the key wont turn over, the horn starts blasting and the battery diesall in the middle of a Cruz Bay street Without hesitation, the crowd of street fellas came forward to give aid. They were so supportive and I was so very grateful. Unfortunately, I didnt get any names but you know who you are. Please accept my sincere thanks. You are truly Good Samaritans and are blessed. Thank you. Thank you. Beverly BiziewskiGood Samaritans Help Woman Driver


St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 15 Island Green Building Association At this time I dont know if I am a candidate or not but I would like to share some of my ideas for helping the Citizens of the Virgin Islands. The biggest problem we face at the moment is the Economy. As we all know rise and fall of the economy in the United States has a profound but delayed effect on the economy in the Virgin Islands. This time the U.S. is at the end of a bust and some parts of the economy are beginning to recover. The problem is most of the recovery has not helped the middle and lower income people. There does not appear to be many leaders in the U.S. that are putting any effort into helping the middle and lower income people. Here in the V.I. the middle and lower income people make up a large portion of the population. We have to begin to make some major changes if we are going to continue with the positive drift that the islands have been in for the last eight years. I would like to share some of my thoughts and I encourage all of you to let the current candidates know what your thoughts are on these issues. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1. Reduce the cost of electricity. This will take the creation of an entirely different model for energy production and distribution. Adding to and adjusting lem. We live in an idea environment for clean, cheap energy and we need to make full us of it. all Government Departments and Agencies develop a complete job description for every position in the ployee preforming the job has to have. Provide continous training so that all employees that dont meet tions. 3. Reduce the cost of transportation between our island communities. It cost a St. Johanian $50 to go to St. Thomas to shop; $12 if they want to take a dollar cab to K Mart when they get to Red Hook; $175 for a Cruzian to go to St. Thomas or St. Thomians and St. Johnians to go to St. Croiz. two hours by ferry. I interact with a lot of government agencies in my engineering business and I have seen a big improve ment in the service that is being provided. We still need much more improvement and I believe that in general with the right training and supervision that the Government work force would be much happier if they were providing a better service to the community. elected politicians. Just giving the Government employees an extra day off is not going to improve our economy. We need to create more good jobs. A lot of things have improved in the Virgin Islands in the last few years but our level of crime is still not only unaccept able it is preventing us from improving our tourist product, which at this time is the only source of income other than the federal government. Our electric rates are amongst the highest in the Caribbean and this has caused a lot of businesses to close and with those closings went the jobs that their employees enjoyed. We have generations of Virgin Islanders who live in Government Subsidized Housing. This is not a good situation for the residents, the future prospects of their children, or the community as a whole. We need to start working with the residents to help them improve their economic situation. This means we need to create more jobs. This means we have to begin to think about ways of improving our community. We are a small insular community with a great amount of self-governance control and we can make improvements that will help shape all of our chil drens lives, not just the ones that go to the States and only come back for vacation. We all need to partici pate to assure that our leaders work for us and not themselves. B. Greg MillerCandidate or Not, B. Greg Miller Has Some Ideas Letters to St. John TradewindsSt. John Tradewinds Services were conducted June 4, 2014, for the only St. John centenarian Mary Roberts Wiltshire, who died May 21, 2014, at the age of 100. A viewing and services were conducted at the Calvary Baptist Church, Johns Folly. Interment was in the Calabash Boom Cemetery, She is survived by her children, Mariel Matthias, Frederick, Veronica, Clarence, Rena, Alexander and Flroisha Wiltshire. Violet DeJesus and Ivania David; more than 100 grand-, great-, and great-great-grand children; special nieces, Wendy Rouse, Patricia Lar son; special nephew Edmund Roberts; many other nieces and great nephews; special cousins former goddaughter Ovida Lakes from Florida; many other relatives and friends, including the Jackson, Roberts, Benjamin, Miller, Dalmida, Matthias, Petrus, Harley, Jurgen and Anthony families.Obituary: Centenarian Mary Roberts Wiltshire Is Interred at Calabash Boom Cemetery


16 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885. Monday, June 9 Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory is expected to announce the closing of Guy H. Benjamin School in Coral Bay for the 2014-15 school year at meetings on Monday, June 9. T uesday, June 10 As part of an ongoing effort to reach out to the voting public and as mandated by law the members of the St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections will conduct a voting machine demonstration and registration drive. The St. John event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay. 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) 7761730 for more information. er, for Saturday, May 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Saturday, June 14 Ivanna Eudora Kean High School class of 2014 will have its commencement ser vice on Saturday, June 14, at 6 p.m. 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. Tickets are $35. Charlotte Amalie High School class of 2014 will have its commencement service on Sunday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m., at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center T uesday, June 17 Julius E. Sprauve School students will graduate on Tuesday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay. Saturday, June 21 Auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Merit Scholarship will be conducte on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts for all outstanding and talented students on St. John and St. Thomas. The scholarship is applied to tuition for the 2014-15 school year at SJSA. 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 is an issue that SeaWorld never directly addresses in That said we look forward to the day when they do. Then we can stop these back and forth exercises and search for a solution together. We continue to invite SeaWorld to be partners in open discussion about a new business model. one that EVOLVES away from sustainable models. See this link :[] As Humane Society International & the World Society for the Protection of Animals says: The entire captive experience for marine mam mals is so sterile and contrary to even the most basic elements of compassion and humanity that it should be rejected outright. According to the results of two recent opinion polls, public sentiment is shifting against captivity for weve learned about the dark side of the industry and the harmful effects removing them from their family groups and denying them the opportunity to engage in natural behaviors. A poll commissioned by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) shows that fully half of Americans now oppose keeping orcas in captivity, while only 21 percent cant increase of 11 percentage points in the number of Americans opposed, as well as a 5 point drop in those expressing support since the last opinion poll was conducted in 2012. It is clear from the poll that the arguments supporting the maintenance of orcas in captivity have lost their luster and are increasingly failing to convince the American public of the value of this practice, Courtney Vail, campaigns manager for WDC, said in a statement. The poll clearly indicates the publics ever-growing disaffection with captivity. Fortunately, opinions arent just changing in the U.S. A similar poll conducted in May on behalf of and the Born Free Foundation also showed that the majority of British tourists are crossing seeing whale and dolphin shows off of their vacation to do lists. A whopping 86 percent of people surveyed said they would not wish to visit a marine park to see whales and dolphins as part of an overseas holiday. Taken from: cle/2014/05/31/congress-asks-usda-update-captive07-seaworldusda Alana Mawson Continued from Page 14 Family, Friends, Colleagues and Residents Remember Dr. James Clayton at Turtle Bay Service Turtle Point for a memorial to long-time island doctor Dr. James P. Clayton on Sunday, June 8. Numerous people shared reminiscences, friend Scott Martin, who donned a black wig in honor of his signature curls.St. John Tradewinds Photos by Tom Oat


St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 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 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. Remembering Marty Freeman (1945 2014)St. John Tradewinds Many friends on St. John were recently saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Marty Freeman. We will certainly mor. Marty passed from us on Monday night, June 2nd, at his home on St. John while recovering from a stroke which he suffered 6 months prior. Marty was with friends when Marty was born on September 19, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY. As a basketball enthusiast, Marty played for his high school and went on to play Varsity Basketball for Syracuse University, during the years when his team won numerous major tournaments. Marty greatly enjoyed a recent reunion with his fellow Orangemen, many of whom went on to distinguished careers in the sport. After graduating from Syracuse, Marty went on to graduate from law school. Marty married Marsha Freeman and was blessed with two daughters, Mariel and Jordan. Martys family recently enjoyed the birth of a son to Mariel, making Marty a proud Grandfather. While living in the States, Marty owned and operated a successful laundry service, Capitol Laundry of Trenton, NJ., which became a source of many humorous stories which Marty loved to tell. Marty was also very active in local politics and government and enjoyed helping his community. Marty later joined John Panzer at Sulcus Computer Company of Greensburg, PA, where he When Marty left Sulcus, John Panzer suggested that he should go down to St. John. And so, Marty moved to St. John about 25 years ago with his friend Trinidad Charlie Deyalsingh. From there, Marty moved on to be a live-aboard boater in our Cruz Bay Har friend John Panzers house in Bethany. Marty worked at several jobs while living on St. John, as a bartender; doing construction; working at the Westin. As a tennis player and tennis enthusiast, he worked with his friend Patrick Alle at the Caneel Bay Tennis Center during the years that Caneel Bay was honored as the #1 Tennis Resort in the Caribbean, and #5 in the world. Marty was instrumental in achieving this rating for Caneel Bays Tennis Program because he cheerfully enjoyed serving the guests and fellow tennis players. While at Caneel Bay, every Saturday morning you would see Marty and his friend Steve Black hitting tennis balls. Finally, Martys last employ ment was working for Ric and Lolita at their store, Now and Zen, in Wharfside Village, a job he loved because Marty loved the interaction he had with the visitors who came into the store. Many of us who knew Marty also knew of his passion for reading. He was an extremely avid reader and a very bright guy, who found great joy in books, magazines, share with us interesting stories from his readings. His fascination for ideas and having discussions made Marty a most remark able person to converse with regardless of the topic. Martys close friends will miss his goofball jokes and his charming character, his rest in peace as we fondly remember him. You will be missed Marty. A celebration of Martys life was at Hawksnest Beach on Saturday, June 7, where friends gathered to share their memo ries of Marty. Steve Black


By Thursday, June 5, VINP employees had removed most of the bins. tem to collect aluminum cans from recycling bins at VINP facilities and the recycling bins the St. John Community Foundation helped place in park have at times themselves been a blight, SJCF director Kalousek admitted. As much as the Park appreciates the recycling of aluminum; it must once again be stated the Park does not have resources or man power to support a ten Kalousek on May 27. The Building and Utilities Division currently has less man power then when this project was discussed with you in July of 2013. The aluminum recycling bins must be maintained and serviced on a regular basis as directed by the St. John Community Foundation with all areas is not a viable option, please advise the Park and the recycle bins will be removed from the Park. VIWMA Suspended Collection In addition to her numerous projects, Kalousek cycling bins around the island since the V.I. Waste Management Agency funding cuts ended their regular collection of the cans for the program while have the parks maintenance department pick up the bags of recycled cans along with their regular pickups from the parks secured trash bins. The WMA staff was already working with Kalousek to set aside bags of recycled cans at Susannaberg for SJCF to process at its own site. If the VINP would take the bags of cans along with the bagged trash from their scores of bins throughout the park along the north shore of St. John to the V.I. Waste Management transfer station in Susannaberg, Kalousek reasoned. Award-winning Environmental Program Between 2007, when a few industrious volunteers in Coral Bay, through 2010 the program had grown from 3 bins to over 30 across the island. Volunteer Barb Douma even won the 2011 US EPA Environmental Quality Award for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing enviThe program grew from a few volunteers to a project that needed funding because it had become bigger and more complex than a few volunteers could reliably handle. St. John Community Foundations Paul Devine worked hard to get support for the St. John program from the Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands (RAVI) based out of St. Croix, which is no longer in existence, and eventually was able to secure funding through a WMA Community Enrichment grant. The WMA funding enabled the St. John Community Foundation to hire an independent contractor to maintain the bins weekly, sort out the glass, plastic and trash, and take the cans over to Sanitary Trash Services for recycling two times a month. That process worked well for over two years. VIWMA Hit by Funding Cuts However, the money received for the cans would barely cover the cost of transportation, so when and the program could not sustain itself, WMA agreed to take the responsibility of collecting the cans from the recycle bins island wide. I understand the Parks frustration with the cans not being picked up before they start piling up, and although I am thrilled that people WANT to recycle, I am sorry that we have not all been able to develop a plan within the Park that works for the good of all. Kalousek wrote in response in an e-mail to VINP ofI understand that the Park was willing to have the recycle bins in the park as long as they were maintained, Kalousek admitted. I had hoped that when Waste Management was unable to continue the funding of the aluminum can pick up that we were coordinating, and said they would take it over, that it would and not have the cans piling up in what are supposed to be our most beautiful tourist destinations. Complaint Leads to Park Decision The VINPs ultimate decision to suspend the VINP participation in aluminum recycling began with a May 15 internal NPS e-mail from a VINP Ranger. Yesterday I received a complaint that the aluminum cans do not get removed often enough, the ranger wrote. After the recent rains, the cans were Bay service road. It was suggested that they should probably just be removed when full by our employees and thrown away like other trash, instead of being blown around all over the Trunk Bay grounds, the ranger added. In response to the VINP warning, Kalousek put out an appeal to the group of people who are trying to make improvements to the recycling efforts on island. Kalousek also was hoping that, until a solution could be found, that the bags of cans from the recycling bins could be picked up with the Parks regular trash pick-up which is taken to the Susannaberg Transfer station. WMA staff had told Kalousek they could meet the VINP employees at the dump and sort the bags of cans from the bags of trash and take them for recycling over in St. Thomas. WMA Employees Offer Solution When I mentioned that the WMA/Susannaberg yard guys already agreed to meet the park staff when they arrive at the dump with the Park trash at the dump, and get the bags of cans from them, it did not seem like a workable solution from the Parks standpoint, Kalousek e-mailed SJCF supporters. I have been working with several people to see how we can work to keep the cans out of the waste stream and recycle them which as you know is important as far as keeping our island green, Kalousek I totally understand that both the Park and Waste Management are short staffed, she continued. BUT when I mentioned that you said you had to consider 18 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 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 Continued on Next PageVINP Aluminum Can Recycling ProgramContinued from Page 3


St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 19 GHS Students Finish Internship at Caneel St. John Tradewinds Please continue to speak up so the US Virgin Islands becomes one of the safest places in the world to live, work, and raise a family. If you know something, say something. Make sure no crime goes unsolved. Even the smallest bit of informa tion may be just what law enforcement needs to solve the following cases. St. John: Police received two reports on May 13th that between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. two spare tires were removed from two Jeep Wranglers. These vehicles were parked in the area of Lind Trail and Jumbie Bay on North Shore Road. Please help police solve this crime. St. Thomas: On Saturday, May 24th at 8:00 p.m., two black males dressed in all black entered the Nidals Grocery Store in Estate Dorothea. Both men pointed hand guns at patrons while demand ing money. The victims complied and gave the suspects money in excess of $100. A cell phone was taken from of the victims. If you know who these two suspects are, please do the right thing and let us or the police know. These crimes could easily have happened to you. Report what you know about any crimes by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin Islandsthe possibility of taking the cans with the rest of the trash to the dump, Waste Management said employees would meet your trucks at the dump when they come with the park trash and they would take the bags of cans from you. Let me know if you have any other ideas that might work, and anyone else who might be interested in helping, Kalousek added. As of right now, everyone is understaffed and under funded, but I think we all know the impor tance of preserving the islands by recycling what we can! Deputy Superintendent Jayne Schaffer said that if the bins were not maintained by us/WMA then they would have to be removed from the Park, meaning the recyclable cans would be thrown in the regular Park bins with the rest of the trash, the SJCF director wrote. Wed thought that whether the cans are in separate bags or mixed in with the regular trash, the park would still be taking out the same amount of trash and taking it to the dump, Kalousek reasoned. However, at this point, I know they do not feel they can do that,. Unless I hear otherwise, I will make arrangements to have the recycle bins picked up from the Park locations early next week, Celia wrote June 4. VINP employees had removed all but one of the bins by then. Continued from Previous PageCan Recycling Programabout how open and how friendly everyone has been. Taking time to meet with the students last week, Hotze told the GHS high schoolers he hoped they gained something from the experience. It was a good accomplish ment for us at Caneel and I hope it helped you too, said Hotze. I hope it showed you something different, about what work life is like. This is business on the island and this is real life; you werent sheltered here. Each of the students told Hotze their favorite parts of the internship program and presented the Managing Director with a hand-made card signed by all participants. While many of the students enjoyed working in the kitchens learning how to make tempura batter was cited as a highlight other students loved talking to guests at the concierge department. The best part of the program for Maysonne Attika was learning about the history of Caneel Bay Resort, he explained. I liked being in the grounds department and learning about the history of the ground and the resort, said Attika, who studied with long-time Caneel Bay Resort employee Oriel Smith. Kayden Richards favorite part of the Caneel Bay internship was the chance he had to improve his communication skill. I liked the experience of being in the concierge area and dealing with the phones which I was not really good at before, said Richards. I liked improving my communications and by the second day I was able to do a lot more because I learned the extensions and how to use the system. Now Im more comfortable with communica tions. For Kyon Louis, the best part of the GHS and Caneel program was being able to help guests at the property, he explained. My favorite part of the program was being in security where I got to interact with guests and help them, said Louis. making friends at Caneel, she explained. The best part for me was meet ing employees, said Edwards. I made friends. Dawson too made good friends, she added. I liked working with my friend in the gift shop, said Dawson. It was fun and I liked helping tour ists with local information. While several of the students will be among the seniors graduating from GHS this Friday at Trayser Field, many of the students returning to school next year promised they would be back for another intern program at Caneel Bay Resort. Continued from Page 12


20 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831Art GalleriesBajo el Sol Gallery Located in Mongoose Junction tel. 340-693-7070 Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery Located at The Marketplace 340-693-8524BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881FurnitureCarlos Furniture 340-693-0016 Located at Tutu Park Mall on STT Free delivery and setup to St. JohnGreen BuildingIsland Green Building Association check for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; Theodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 LandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831Real Estate340 Real Estate Company, LLC 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Ocean 362 American Contemporary Cuisine For reservations, call 340-776-0001 Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory FAMILY EXPANSIONACROSS 1 It turns litmus paper blue 7 Strip a disguise from of 1991) 20 Arrive like the tide 21 Savage 22 Less dull 23 Rural lumberjack resting after chopping? 25 Lounged around 26 Dreamcast producer 28 100-yr. period 29 Heap (up) 30 Trough for toting bricks messy cold-weather meals? 38 Hostile force 40 Down food 41 Purple spring blooms 42 Wide-shoe letters 43 Spool 46 Produced a napped surface on 48 Chart showing the highs and lows of actress 51 LP replacers 57 Asian dress 61 Unit of work 62 Orioles great Ripken 63 Gp. for Qatar 64 Sea in 75-Across 67 Matchstick-removing game 69 Item pinned on to support a Russian 72 Sarge, e.g. 73 Abbr. for a handy-andy 74 Mil. missions 75 Qatar locale 77 Still 78 Revise 80 Prepare to give a ring? 81 Horse father 82 Beijing-to-Shanghai dir. 86 One of the Skywalkers dressed up as St. Nick? 89 Kind of pear 93 With skill 98 Unmoving machine part 99 Troop gp. 100 They negate deles 101 Afghan-wrapped football? 107 Guthrie at Woodstock 109 Thai tongue with a Hoover? 120 More weighty 121 Alicia of ballet 122 Choose 123 Aden citizens 1598 125 Nail coater DOWN 1 Wall St. opportunist 2 Singer Rawls 3 Dutch airline 4 Home to edelweiss 5 Probable 6 Architect Jones 7 Alien craft 8 Writer Anas 9 Not be joking 12 Saloon barrel 14 Stations 15 Hair hider 16 Linda in 1998 headlines John 18 Mae (loan provider) 19 Graham or Lorne 24 Sister of Bert Bobbsey 28 Big name in shortening 30 Weedkillers 31 Singly 34 Grow wealthy 36 History unit 39 Monogram in civil rights 44 Grab quickly 45 Departure 46 Most prickly 47 Trio less one 49 Crustacean such as a wood louse 50 Kudos days 54 Cuts, as pie 59 Jewish mysticism 61 Speed skater Dan 65 Of a heart chamber 66 Shout of joy 70 State east of Colo. 71 Nuclear trial prohibition 79 Catch cold 80 Tartan skirt sporter 85 Risen people 88 Inclined (to) 90 Petition, e.g. 91 History unit 92 Light refrain 95 Disinterest 97 Glistening Mel 102 Dry, white Italian wine 103 Strips for breakfast 104 Currency unit of Laos 111 Lab safety org.? 113 Major racket 114 U-Haul rental 115 Capitalize on 116 Cal. dozen 117 Jong-un (1958 hit)


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Handsomely furnished, immaculately maintained, excellent rental man -agement. $499,000 MLS 12-249$2,999,000 MLS 14-245 $7,485,000 VIDEO MLS 12-424 $3,599,000 MLS 11-186 $1,999,000 MLS 10-381 $1,295,000 VIDEO MLS 13-432 $995,000 MLS 13-470 $950,000 MLS 13-392 $790,000 MLS 12-139 $372,500 MLS 13-498 $599,000 MLS 14-25 GALLOWS POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 WATERFRONT MLS 11-187 $1,950,000 MLS 13-7 VIDEO $599,000 MLS 14-20 $1,850,000 MLS 14-233 VIDEO NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCED! PRICE REDUCED! $4,599,000 MLS 13-538 VIDEO WATERFRONT $2,990,000 MLS 13-481 VIDEO SEARCH ENTIRE ST. JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! CAROLINA from $ 55,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 118,500 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 139,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 195,000CONCORDIA from $ 225,000 FREEMANS GROUND from $ 225,000 CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 235,000 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 249,900LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000 SABA BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 999,000 PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,650,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 500/weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 42,000 A remodeled kitchen at Gallows Point Modern living room decor and furniture A dining area off the kitchen with views Glass shower doors and new tile work New and improved landscaping Clean, bright lines and linens in the bedroom


24 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2014 modern subway tiles are found throughout the units. was overlooked during the recent renovation project. The resort also pur chased new BBQ grills for guest use and recently installed a hot tub. With the renovations now complete, the resorts next project is upgrading the Gallows point a popular wedding location on the resort grounds. Were going to widen the access road, put a stone path to the gazebo, even out the ground and build a new gazebo, said Deshwal. The project should begin this summer and is expected to last about three weeks with landscaping taking longer, Deshwal added. ing forward to decreasing the resorts electrical consumption by install ing solar panels on each of the buildings. The project includes replacing the roofs on the buildings and then installing the new solar panels, a project Deshwal expected to kick off later this year. being proactive and getting a far better product on the roof, he said. What each of the units at Gallows Point Resort always had was a breath-taking water view. What they now have are the luxuriously appointed accommodations to match. For more information about Gallows Point Resort check out www. Gallows Point Completes Renovations Continued from Page 22 left, and views of Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas from the pool and hot tub patio area, bottom left.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott