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Local Woodworker and Craftsman Avelino Samuel Selected as 2014 Food Fair HonoreePage 7Wrong Marina Developer Blamed for GBS ClosurePage 2Harrigan Wins St. John Festival Jr. Miss TitlePage 10U.S. Coast Guard Certies Second Ferry for FranchiseOperator after DrillsPage 15 END OF AN ERA: DOE Shutters Coral Bays Guy H. Benjamin School Pg. 3 LETTERS: PAGE 14 June 16-22, 2014 Copyright 2014 Retirees Win Battle To Protect Their Government PensionsPage 5Activists Push for Event, Festival Venue at Enighed PondPage 4 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoQueen Selection Show Is SaturdaySix young ladies will vie for the coveted crown and title of Miss St. John Festival Queen on Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m. at Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Pictured above L to R: Makeda Dawson, Shiquela Monstanto, Torey Challenger, Kyrelle Thomas, Sharvelle Nicholas and Dyese Turnbull. SEE PAGE 9 FOR MORE DETAILS.
By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds The developers proposing a marina for Coral Bays south shore have a public relations nightmare. While details of their project have not been made public, the developers of the St. John Marina; Yacht Club at Summers End, LLC., are now being blamed erroneously for the closing of the communitys Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School purportedly to make room for another marina project proposed for the opposite shore of the broad bay that is not theirs. After years of community involvement with organizations and events by its principals to build support for their somewhat secretive plans for the commu Rick Barksdale and Chaliese Summers are in full damage control. We just wanted to set the record straight and put the rumors to rest that its not us, Summers wrote, commenting on recent rumors that a marina was behind the Guy Benjamin Schools closing. Our project, The St. John Marina The Yacht Club at Summers End is nowhere near the school, closure. Summers wrote in an e-mailed press release. While I cant speak for any other potential develop ment in Coral Bay, our people and project have put both time and money into trying to keep the school going. Daily News Guest Opinion Misplaces Blame The Virgin Islands Daily News published a guest opinion article headlined: V.I. must not close Guy Benjamin School to give a developer space for a new marina, the same day as Summers End e-mail, Thursday, June 12. A development group has coincidentally just received a grant that must be matched by the government for $1.2 million to build a marina in the same area, and the school would obstruct those plans, the newspaper excerpted in large bold type from the piece Send a strong message to the governor: End government corruption, save Guy Benjamin School! the guest opinion in the Daily News read, closing by encouraging readers to sign an on-line petition. The guest opinion may have been correct in its premise that a marina project could be behind the clowrong project. The Summers End group has received a $1.27 million federal grant to develop their marina on the other side of Coral Bay, but it is not a matching grant. Public Perception Is Clouded Barksdale and Summers issued a statement that day which sought to clearly distance their project from a long-dormant proposed marina development on the north shore of the large bay adjacent to the elementary school which is being shuttered by the Department of Education. Ironically, that decades-old project proposed for Emmaus Moravian Church property, including the entire undeveloped shoreline behind the elementary school, has seen new life since the Summers End St. John Marina project was announced. Developer Cites Support for GBS Summers cited two examples of their groups port and participation in the Coral Bay Yacht Clubs beloved school. In 2012, Summers End partner Barksdale, along with Using Sport for Social Change founder Dean Doeling donated Eddie Bauer school supplies to every single student and faculty member at Guy Benjamin School. It breaks my heart to see this happen, Summers said of the schools announced closure, citing the 2 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson email@example.com NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.tradewinds.vi email@example.com ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org MAILING ADDRESS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year email: email@example.com THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2014 All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 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 marked by the June 30 deadline. Franchise Taxes Due June 30 Festival Event Applications Available340-690-3692 or 340-690-1725. The U.S. Customs Cruz Bay parking lot will be closed from hicles will be towed by the owners expense. The management and staff of Caneel Bay Resort and Cinnamon Bay Campground extend their deepest sympathy to the family of our friend and co-worker, Anthony J. Tony Kmett. A memo rial service will be on Tuesday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. at the camp grounds Tree Lizards Restaurant.Memorial Service for Tony June 17 Public School Graduations Scheduled Wrong Marina Developer Gets Blame for School Closure on Opposite Shore Julius E. Sprauve School students will graduate on Tuesday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay. Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School will have a graduation ceremony for its sixth graders on Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at the school in Coral Bay. Continued on Page 19U.S. Customs Parking Lot To Close nity that the park is recruiting for a Visitor Use Assistant whose principal duties will be as a fee collector at Trunk Bay. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetail/372199500. The remust apply online as soon as possible.V.I. 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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds CORAL BAY Expecting the worst, many Guy Benjamin School teachers wore black on Monday, June 9, as they braced for meetings with the Department of Education about the future of the small and historic Coral Bay public school. After months of speculation and wide-spread ulty and staff at a closed to the media gathering at 3 p.m. on the schools campus. The staffs fears were realized at that meeting as DOE offollowing this school year. In the fall, all public elementary school students on St. John will attend Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. DOE St. Thomas/St. John District Superinten ment and Budget Director Debra Gottlieb and Julius E. Sprauve School Principal Dionne Wells, informed parents and community mem bers of GBS closure at a 5:30 p.m. meeting on Monday in the schools cafeteria. With about 70 people packing the room, tem pers rose and more than a few tears were shed the long-running community school named in honor of a local education icon who lived just up the street would not open for the next We are here to discuss the future of Guy Benjamin School and how it will impact your ly declined. school year 2010/11, the student body at GBS has steadily dropped with 87 registered students for 2013/2014, according to the DOE Commissioner. Despite hosting early registration for GBS students this year, there were only 73 students signed up to attend the elementary school in the we continue to be plagued with a teacher shortage across the territory; St. John and Coral Bay are no exception. Many of you are aware of the encing here and we must utilize our resources to the best of our ability. We have been without a principal here for left with no other choice but to consolidate. This decision was not a decision made lightly, she said. We explored all possible options to keep the doors open. That was not possible. This is not a conversation that Im happy to have, said the DOE Commissioner. This is one that I dont have a choice but to have. While repeatedly declining to discuss DOEs to state a dollar amount being saved by the deinsisted that the decision to close the school St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 3 Thursday, June 19thContinued on Page 18END OF AN ERA: DOE Shutters Coral Bays Guy H. Benjamin SchoolSt. John left with one public elementary school St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottParents of students and community members listen as V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory, above, addresses parents and guardians of Guy H. Benjamin School children in Coral Bay on Monday, June 9, announcing that the historic community school would not reopen in the Fall. Frett-Gregory said the decision to close the school top right, a former teacher, expressed her opinion in front of a crowd of supporters, bottom INDEXBusiness Directory ..............20 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ..........16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Cryptoquip ...........................21 Letters .................................14 Obituary ..............................14 On the Market .....................13 Real Estate ....................22-23
By Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds St. Johnian reggae music legend Phillip Grasshopper Pickering; cultural activist, artist and musician Delroy Ital Anthony, and St. John political They just havent agreed on what it is yet. But, if they dont hurry up and unite their efforts, the V.I government, in the form of the V.I. Port Authority (VIPA), may continue to pave paradise and put up parking lots in Cruz Bay. Pickering, a native St. Johnian and an internationyears for a public venue on the island for music and cultural events to replace the islands historic community gathering spots which have been lost as the island population has grown. Anthony, one of a handful of licensed profesfor the long-promised St. John vendors market to showcase the work of the islands dwindling artisanship in the face of government bureaucracy which has erased public funds earmarked for the 30-yearold project. Black, a community activist, has reinvigorated his years-old plan for a permanent, green combined festival village and vendors market between the Enighed Port and the gravel parking lot across from the tennis court. I imagine a Carnival Park and Vendors Village Black writes. What we could have is a big, beautiful Grasshopper, Ital and Agree, Almost The three almost agree that their interests could coalesce into a united front to convince the V.I. Port Authority to accede to the needs and wishes of the littlest Virgin Island, as the three St. John community activists themselves dance to different drummers. The V.I. Port Authority, meanwhile, is moving with all due bureaucratic haste to a different tempo.4 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 I imagine a Carnival Park and Steve Black, St. John resident and community activitst St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat created is still drying and settling and is intended someday to become a container storage area. Community activists are promoting the site as a grass-covered public gathering place for musical entertainment and a marketplace for St. John crafts and produce. PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION PANZER is a sweet dog who is ready to go into a loving home. He is a male hound-mix who is around 6-years-old and is the perfect dog. Panzer with other dogs, can be with kids, housetrained, and loves to lounge around all day and enjoy the breezes. Anyone willing to give him a home would not regret it. 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 Creating unforgettable vacations since 1996 toll free: 1-888-693-7676 tel: 340-693-7676 fax: 340-693-8923 www.islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org CINNAMON STONES offers 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, gourmet kitchen, pool, jacuzzi, privacy, exquisite craftsmanship, bordered by V.I. National Park with unparalleled North Shore beach views. This Weeks Feature Pave Paradise, Put Up Another Truck Parking Lot Enighed Pond Event and Festival Venue Or More Parking for Cargo Containers? Continued on Page 17
St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 5 Retirees Wins Battle To Protect Their Government PensionsBy Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY Virgin Islands Government retirees will get an extra check this week, thanks to a group of feisty retirees who have been organizing over the past year to protect their pensions from cutbacks. Members of Government Retirees Unitof 25 retirees from St. John at the Lutheran good news about the checks. Retirees have won back 8 percent that was deducted illegally from checks issued in October 2010 which had been sent out as partial compensation to employees for unpaid raises dating back from 1989 to 1997. Retirees To Get Checks Several thousand retirees will be getting checks this week, according to Helen the fact that these employees had retired by the time these retroactive pay checks were cut, the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) still deducted the standard employee contribution of 8 percent for retirement from their checks. mobilized its membership to demonstrate at Senate hearings this past May. Attorney Joseph Arellano was hired to represent them, resulting in special legislation to correct the error. Some retirees will see checks amounting to nearly $2,000, according to Hart. Though this battle has been won and the 8 percent is now being repaid to retirees, the war to protect government employees warned. Once a person has retired, the government cannot adjust their annuity, declared But thats exactly what the VI Legisla ture is getting ready to debate. deJongh Proposes GERS Changes Governor John deJongh Jr. has proposed Continued on Page 16St. John Tradewinds Retirees Treasurer Barbara Isaac and Chair Helen Hart, above, address the group, right, as they consider by-laws at GRUFF meeting.
6 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 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 Sunday 10am HAWKSNEST BEACH facebook Freshwater Church St. John USVITerry Lansdale, Pastor 340.514.6578(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE) www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds bers of the Gifft Hill School Class of 2014 shared the stage and their personal ambitions at the St. John Schools 12th commencement ceremony on the schools Trayser Lexus Wesley will attend the Art Institute of Tennessee at Nashville where she was awarded a $40,000 scholarship. Naphtali Anthony, the sole boy in the graduating class, will be traveling to Boston to work with his grandfathers company before deciding on a college. Criminal Justice at Iowa State University. Jo-Anne Attika will attend Bunker Hill Community College. studying nutrition and dietetics at UVI in the fall. Nicole Cirigliano, who attend ed Gifft Hill for only her senior year, will attend Colorado Mountain College where she will work towards a degree in sustainability.Gifft Hill School Graduates Six in 12th CommencementBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As St. John gears up to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the themed art show at the Cruz Bay Battery. June 30 and again on July 4. And its not too late to be a part of this exciting event. Any St. John artist with festival-themed work is encouraged to contact Lisa Etre at (340) 693-8391 to participate in the exhibition. The show will run at the Cruz Bay Battery June 22, from 1 to 5 p.m., and June 23 through 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The St. John Special Festival Art Show at Cruz Bay Battery June 22-30 Frett A warded Full Scholarship to Eastern Arizona basketball team at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, signs her name to a letter of intent to play college basketball at Eastern three Eudora Kean players featured at a June 11 press conference, a few days before their scheduled high school graduation. Peter director, says Frett, Stephaun receive full scholarships to their respective schools. Frett, a resident of Calabash Boom, is pictured with her mother, Lelia Christopher, and her father, St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Johnian woodworker Avelino Samuel is being honored for his dedication to this annual cultural event. Samuel has been selected as Samuel is well-known on island for the gorgeous pieces of art he creates from local and scrap woods. Hes long sold his smaller craft items, such as bowls, paper towel holders, and candle holders, at the food fair each year. I could actually sell the smaller, more crafty stuff, said Samuel. Its always a great opportunity for people to see locally made The talented woodturner began selling a hiatus from the event when his career as an artist really began to take off. Samuel simultaneously taught woodturning at the Julius E. Sprauve School, from which he recently retired. Samuel now spends much of his time traveling in the states, spreading his knowledge and expertise by teaching at various craft schools and clubs. In fact, he will be honor his name. I wont be there for the fair, but I will selling the things Ive made, so Ill be par ticipating indirectly. brainer, explained committee member Enid Doway. Hes given years of dedicated service voted for him to be chosen as the honoree to recognize, being a retired teacher and with all the activities he does and the skills he has. He is somebody wed want to honor in that way. Samuels talent has put St. John on the map thanks to his participation in interna mittee Chairperson Leona Smith. ticipated in craft fairs throughout the Caribbean and Europe. We chose him because of his artistry and for working with the kids to teach them woodturning. The perfectly detailed pieces that Samuel creates, from the smallest bowls to the largest works of art, begin as pieces of local or scrap wood. Seagrape is one of his most commonly used local woods, and he also uses mahogany and red locust scraps from cabinet shops. It feels special, Samuel said of being feeling to be chosen for something thats a true representative of our island culture. Queen, who will be chosen the evening of Saturday, June 21, will also take place at the event.St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 7 Local Woodworker and Craftsman Avelino Samuel Selected as 2014 St. John Festival Food Fair Honoree ISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-626-9685 e: email@example.com We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA St. John Tradewinds News Photo File
St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY A small but very appreciative audience was thoroughly entertained by island elders at St. John diva Ina Lee, at an announced 80 years young, was shimming like she was 18 again, and the regal Jane Johannes strutted her stuff in high fashion. Lee, Johannes and emcee Jackie Clendenin encouraged the more than one dozen young women vying for festival crowns on stage to wow the audience. Emcee Clendinen was a show stopper herself in a matching light blue high-heels. Clendenin controlled the pace of the show like she senior stars time for costume changes and time to catch their breath between appearances on stage. The lovely emcee also directed the dozen or so dazzling contestants for festival titles as they introduced themselves to the small but appreciative audiPageant Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m.8 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom OatIna Lee models a colorful full-length tunic, left. Emcee Jackie Clendenin, above, entertained the small crowd while keeping the show on time. Lee and Johannes Star in Senior Variety Show By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds best kallaloo soup on the island. Students should be sure to stop by the Governors Reading Chalwill be distributed to students in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. pants than ever. the summer school break and rewards those who do so with special events in the fall. Governors Reading Challenge Books To Be Distributed at Food FairSt. John Tradewinds ship Service on Sunday, June 10, at 10 a.m. Gifft Hill School Lower Campus, for the topic: Nonsense! silent. Alice was lucky. Most everybody gets exiled from proper society for speaking the truth about evil. We have to be careful, but, it must be spoken! 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. Rev. David Dorney W ill Discuss Nonsense! at Next UUF Meeting
St. John Tradewinds be on Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m. at Winston Wells Six young ladies will vie for the coveted title of Turnbull, Contestant 2 Sharvelle Nicholas, Contestant 3 Kyrelle Thomas, Contestant 4 Torey Challeng Makeda Dawson. Tickets for Saturday nights pageantry are avail St. John, and International Records and Tapes and Dont miss the chance to watch these six beautiful ladies compete for the crown!St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 9 GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS F ACE AD V E R T I S E ON. . ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM WhatT oDoVI@gmail.com App-solutely Fabulous W hatT oDoV I www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Six Queen Contestants Vie for 2014 Festival Crown Contestant #1 Dyese Turnbull Contestant #2 Sharvelle Nicholas Contestant #3 Kyrelle Thomas Contestant #4 Torey Challenger Contestant #5 Shiquela Monstanto Contestant #6 Makeda DawsonSt. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands National Park Superintendent Brion to renovate the Visitor Center Restrooms, in order to maintain health and safety code, has been awarded. Renovations are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 16 and end on August. The renovations will include replacing deterio rated sinks, faucets, stall partitions, water closets, and ing the time that the permanent restrooms are being rehabilitated. sema at (340) 776-6201, ext 247. The motoring public on St. John should be awware that a contract has been awarded to remove hazardous trees along the North Shore Road. The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 16, and continue through September 30. road as well as Annaberg. In addition, hazard trees will be removed at some recreational areas such as Hawksnest, Trunk Bay Maho Bay, and Red Hook. While the roads will not be closed during the duration of the project, motorists are urged to exercise liams at (340) 693-8989, ext. 22.VINP To Renovate Restrooms, Remove Roadside Trees
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St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 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 www.gihillschool.org/ for more information, to arrange a tour, or to enroll. We Open Minds, Hearts and DoorsGi Hill School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As the summer season heats up and the crowds begin to dwindle across St. John, Ocean 362 at Gallows Point Resort is rolling out enticing locals only specials and a lighter summer menu to go along with its unparalleled water views of Pillsbury Sound. Stop by the Cruz Bay restaurant during slow season on Sunday for Kids Night when children under 12 can enjoy free fare from the childrens menu when dining with their parents. On Monday locals will get 15 percent off their bills while Wednesday is half-priced appetizer night. Thursday night at Ocean 362, take advantage of half-off bottles of wine. While the summer deals will draw diners to the restaurant, it is Chef Ramesh Pillai and the Ocean 362 teams food and exciting drinks which are the true highlights at Ocean 362. A perfect evening will surely start with a cocktail or two from the extensive and exciting specialty drink list. The Global Warming, a Grey Goose vodka martini with Pama als, is beautiful to behold and drink really comes alive once the chili infused ice globe begins to melt, providing a balancing jolt of heat. Another standout on the drink made with Hendricks Gin, St. Germain, fresh lemon and lime juice and Ting all shaken up with egg whites. The frothy and bright drink is a perfect nod to classic cocktail culture and recalls a RaOther tantalizing specialty drinks include the V.I. Tai, with light and dark rums, fresh lime juice and house-made falernum bitters and orgeat syrup; the Mayan Mojito Martini, with Relime juice and fresh cilantro; and the Antipasto Martini, with Sapphire Gin and caper berry brine served up with a caper berry and a proscuitto-wrapped saga cheese stuffed olive. Cocktails run from $13 to $17 and will surely get that appetite awake and ready for Chef Pillais summer menu, which still includes all the popular soups, salads and appetizers. Dont miss the show-stopping cream of lentil soup garnished ster and shrimp in a tamarind and tomato broth. The appetizers at Ocean 362 offer a little something for everymiss the fresh catch of the day ceviche, with shaved shallots, cilantro, chives and green chillies or the local tuna tartar served in a spicy lime yogurt aioli. Other popular appetizers include the garlic masala shrimp served over turmeric yucca mash and the plum duck taco served with chimichurri sauce and micro greens. Appetizers range from $13 to $17 and the ceviche and tartar are served with crispy crostini. The entree offers are where Pillais nuanced palate, and thoughtful use of spices, are most obvious. The grilled local Mahi Mahi is served with sweet cashew tamlemon, yogurt and cilantro dressing. The Malabar shrimp curry, with cumin pilaf and a white bean, chickpea and vegetable ragu, is unveiled and mixed table-side. The creamy lobster risotto includes shiitake and oyster mushrooms and is topped with a proscuitto-wrapped bundle of asparagus. The double-cut lamb chops are served with mint chutney, a demi-glace and a perfectly prepared gratin dauphinois. Other entree selections on Ocean 362s summer menu incal red snapper and served with a citrus soy sauce, seafood pasta in a white wine garlic cream sauce and a port tenderloin wrapped in proscuitto, stuffed with four cheeses and served with garlic yucca mash and a port shallot Entrees range from $23 to $43 and Chef Pillai is happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes. The kitchen is also happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Ocean 362 is open Wednesday through Monday with the lounge open at 5:30 and dinner starting at 6 p.m. out the website www.ocean362. 776-0001.Ocean 362 Rolls Out Summer Menu and Deals for Locals The beauitful sunset view Creamy lobster risotto Dessert at Ocean 362
Orientation for IEKHS Students Set for June 17-19 By Past Commander Jerry Runyon St. John Tradewinds May 1 was Cold War Veterans Day, also referred to as Cold War Victory Day, because America did win this War. The American Cold War Veterans (ACWV) hosted its Annual Conference June 5-9, in Washington, DC. It was also attended by Survivors of the June 8, 1967 attack on the Naval Intelligence Ship USS Liberty and victims of communism. Memorial ceremonies were hosted at Arlington National Cemetery, the Naval Memorial and the Victims of Communism Memorial to honor those who the memory of those freed of communism. The services were inspiring and continue to open up my eyes to the hardships that were endured by veterans of all branches who served in this period of our history. PTSD was not much of an issue back then as it is today; but you could see it in the eyes of those I met at the convention breaking down into tears as we shared recollections of our assignments and fellow comrades lost. A Bill is now in Congress, H.R.4807 the Cold War Service Medal Act of 2014, and as of this writing is in the House Armed Ser vices Committee. It must be acted A Cold War Medal should be issued. I have seen many comments about the issuance of a Cold War Service Medal for those who served during the period Septem ber 6, 1945 to December 26, 1991. The medal is not only about what any individual did, its about what riods of time far from loved ones, often in harsh and dangerous conditions. There were many lives lost during Americas longest war, even though it was an undeclared war. The Cold War Veterans served just like any member of the American Legion but those who served during the in-between so called declared wars are not eligible to join the American Legion. The Cold War included combat and non-combat veterans. The Cold War era included major con12 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 America Cold WarCommanders Bugle CallAmerican Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 Veterans. We were all brothers munism, a long struggle to contain the spread of communism and help free the world of the domination and suppression enforced by the heavy handed regimes. That is what the medal is for; recognition that together we defeated communism, brought down the Berlin Wall and helped bring about the demise of the Soviet Union. Combat soldiers received rightful individual recognition for their service, and were well deserved. As American heroes their rewards are obvious and should indeed be worn proudly. The Cold War Service Medal represents the combined service of veterans who served during this period. Its about dedication, being a well trained and powerful military that our enemies had second thoughts. Yes, the Cold War veterans stopped the invasion into the lands of our allies and brought freedom to millions of people. Its about the combined force that all veterans served under during some very troubling times. Today service members receive the Global War on Terror Service Medal. The Veterans of the Cold War fought the war on communism, and faced daily danger, just as those serving today face danger. The Virgin Islands have many veterans who served in the Cold War including the period of the in between declared wars. They should be recognized. We are all one. If you support the Cold War Service Medal, please contact Congresswoman Donna Christensen and let her know how you feel. Ask her to Co-Sponsor H.R. 4807, vote for the passage and promote the introduction of legislation in the Senate. Lets support these forgotten heros. All veterans are considered as one. Your American Legion Post 131, Working to Serve the Community and Veterans. May God Bless America, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Men and Women serving and have Honored to continue to try serving all Veterans. St. John Tradewinds The following schedule is for Ivanna Eudora Kean High School all orienta tion 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 insurance if available.SUBMIT OPINIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Enjoy views of Hurricane Hole and the British Vir Carolina Valley area of Coral Bay from Villa Mahr, which boasts tons of potential. Villa Mahr Units 1 and 2 are found on two levels of a stand-alone home in the Carolina Valley area. With a total of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a masonry swimming pool on just over a third of an acre, the home is for sale for $699,000, explained 340 Real Estate broker/owner Tammy Donnelly. This property has a lot of potential, said Donnelly. A new owner could easily to live in one unit and rent the other; or live elsewhere and have two income producing units. The home is perched on a hillside with paved parking spaces and mature landscaping. Nestled in a worlds away from it all. Yet the home is located only a few minutes from the fun shops and restaurants in Coral Bay. The islands beautiful and rugged south shore V.I. National Park beaches as well as the unspoiled East End are also only a short drive from Villa Mahr. The homes private location means youll relax to Donnelly. where you dont hear road noise like some many properties all over the island do, said the 340 Real Estate broker/owner. units on two levels. The upper unit, Unit 1, features two bedrooms and one bathroom as well as an airy screened-in gazebo room. Unit 1 at Villa Mahr also boasts a spacious great room encompassing both living and dining spaces with an exposed timber beam ceiling. The cozy, open plan kitchen is found just off the great room. rooms and one bathroom with an open kitchen just off the great room. Step through the sliding glass doors from the new living room area to the recently added deck which stretches down the length of the home; the perfect space to relax in the shade and soak up the view. One of the best features of Villa Mahr Units 1 and 2 is found just a few steps off the deck at the masonry endless days stretched out on a lounge chair next to the refreshing swimming pool with a cold drink in hand. 2, call 340 Real Estate broker/owner Tammy Donnelly at (340) 779-4478 or on her cell phone at (340) 643-6068. St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 13 Enjoy BVI Views and Carolina Valley Location at Villa Mahr M u si c by I n n e r V i si o n s St. John Tradewinds News Photo Villa Mahr has potential with its four bedrooms, two bathrooms and pool. R ed Hook F amil y Medical Group Avoid the last minute rush Complete your school physicals & vaccine updates early! SUMMER PEDIATRIC CLINICNatalie Larson Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Certied Lactation Specialist Procient in Medical Spanish, Natalie offers complete Medical Care for children of all ages, including school physicals and vaccine administration coordinated with VI Dept. of Health. CRUZ BAY FAMILY PRACTICE Cruz Bay, Boulon Center, 2nd Floor Beginning Tuesday, June 17 1:30 pm 4:30 pmCall 775-2303 for an appointment today. Located within Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 / e: email@example.com BUDGET WINES SEL ECTED WITH CARE.
A good friend passed away the other day, Michael to many, but known to those close to him as just Mike. His arrival every winter always meant the beginning of a social season, where family, friends, new and old would inevitably be invited for dinner, boat trips, or just house guests. Michael Weiman loved being a part of peoples lives, a love of boats and the sea, was his gift to his guests and friends. Whether it was his well-heeled was always ready to pull anchor to share his love of the sea. My wife and I were one of those lucky souls to have that pleasure when we set course from Klein bay one night on a journey to St Barts. Mike and I watched the weather for three days, looking for the right window of opportunity to set sail (although it was a power boat) towards the Anegada Passage. Then with our bags packed and ready to go we received a call from Mike that tonight was the night. My wife Janet had packed a cooler bag with some champagne and sweets to enjoy on the overnight sail. Mike and Lauri had the boat already and soon we were on our way, out of Klein Bay, heading towards St Barts. It was a dark night; the waters were calm as we left the lights of St John behind, nose into the wind. Mike was at the helm while Lauri and Janet prepared some snacks and wine, I stared into the starry night from the stern, thinking how idyllic a life on the sea. Not long after, the wind and chop picked up, wine glasses tipped, stomachs churned and the boat creaked with each pounding wave. Mike steady at the wheel kept us on course; Lauri and Janet abandoned the idea of wine and cheese, and looked for a comfortable spot to settle in for the night. I conferred with Mike on the rapidly deteriorat ing conditions but was assured the boat was able and encouraged me to try top get some sleep. Soon, Lauri, Janet and I were all huddled in the main cabin as it was the only place that didnt shudder with each crashing wave. Mike tried every boat maneuver in the book to steady the boat and keep on course, with Lauri assuring us that he was more than capable in handling these now very rough seas. With only one comfortable cushioned couch which somehow avoided the battering seas, had to shared on a rotating basis. Mike stood isolated, with both hands on the wooden handled wheel, each wave pushing us to starboard then to port, as he wrestled with the foaming seas. After many hours of pounding of St Maarten. Within the hour the sun rose gloriously in the east and the green hills suddenly appeared, and the seas calmed as our boat settled into a smooth rhythm. Lauri, Janet and I showed all the signs of the rough nights journey, however Michael soon appeared as fresh and exhilarated as a person who had just awoke from a good nights sleep. He was a true captain, never once letting his hands off the wheel, hour after hour he stood at the helm, always in control, as we as crew could offer no help. That night was soon forgotten when we docked in our beloved St Barts. Gustav Harbour was busy with yachts of all sizes and styles, all masterfully docked in stern to bow rows. Our comparatively smaller boat with its classic lines and great design, always got a lot of good looks from the decks of the mega yachts, much to Mikes delight. Mike was a sailor by heart and he would always check out all the large sailboats in the harbor, as if looking for the perfect one, the one that he might captain some day, and sail into this very same harbor. It was his dream to sail the Caribbean in this style, a dream he would eventually realize. Mike started on sailboats, and spoke of them more romantically than nautically, his divergence to power boats was more dream on the 120 sailing yacht Sunday Morning it most certainly must have been with his classic smile Janet and I had one more great adventure with Lauri and Mike, and that was to Africa. But that is for another story for another time, but for now Mike, I will rest my pen and say goodnight. Andy Rutnik14 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 Letters to St. John Tradewinds St. John businessman Michael Henry Weinman, owner of the St. John Lumberyard Complex in Cruz Bay, died Sunday, June 1. Weinman, a retired real estate developer who was a co-manager of the family-owned Morris Weinman Co., died of heart failure at his Worthington Valley, Maryland, home. He was 78. Weinman lived part of the year on St. John, where he was active in commercial real estate and served on the boards of the Gift Hill School and St. John School of the Arts. Weinman was the beloved husband of Lauri Weinman (nee Jenkins); dear former husband of Sally S. Weinman; devoted father of Mark (Sherri) Weinman and Jan (Michael) Irwin; dear step father of Cindy (Michael) Gribbin, Michael (Elaina) Dance and Stephanie (Ken) Kelly; devoted brother of ZJ (Jerry) Greenspan; loving grandfather of James and Andrew Irwin, Rachel, Kyle and Sophie WeinKevin Gribbin, Chris Gribbin, Martha (Trent) Nelson, Scott Dance, Lila Dance, Lauren (Kevin) Stockslager and Ellie Tehan; loving great grandfather of Vincent Stockslager. Weinman was an avid sailor and commissioned the building of several custom-built boats in which he explored the Western HemiCheyenne until a few years ago. He had enjoyed going on safari in Africa, particularly in Kenya and Tanzania. Weinman was born and raised in Baltimore and was a 1953 graduate of St. Pauls School. In 1957, he earned a bachelors degree in business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ing to work in 1958 for Sunnys Surplus, which was a family-owned retail business. Weinman continued working in the clothing business in manufacturing and retail until he became a full-time real estate developer in the 1970s. He later became co-manager with Melvin Weinman, his uncle, of the Morris Weinman Co. in Pikesville. He retired in 2012. W ith excerpts from a story by Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore SunMichael Weinman Dies in MarylandA Good Friend Passes A wayIn an animated movie of the same name, an unlikely hero came in the form of a panda. Not gifted with strength, agility, speed or intellect, this creature possessed one he believed. It took him a while, and the help of a wise turtle, but ultimately, the pandas courage enabled him to There are many people living lives of fear and doubt because folks put them down for maybe not beings as appealing as others in looks or speech or a disability. If things have been a struggle for a long time, you may wonder if things will ever turn around or if this is it. Well, that depends on you. You see, the panda was living a life of mediocrity, but knew that there was something else out there. but was being held back by his wellintentioned father. Whether parents, other family members or friends, people will try to persuade you to take a less risky approach. In most cases, they dont want you fail and be disappointed, But sometimes the unexpected happens and you discover a path of freedom and joy. Its amazing when your job becomes a career, a spouse becomes a soul mate, talent becomes a blessing and God becomes real. Our testimony in life consists of failures and victories, trials and errors. But, through it all, our core attribute should be be true to thyself. Emmanuel PrinceKung Fu Panda Obituary
St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 15 St. John Tradewinds News Photo The bright yellow and green portable fueling station which has been parked by the side of Route 107 on the shore of Coral Bay between the intersection with Route 10, the Gerda Marsh Scenic Highway, and Route 20, the Bordeaux Mountain Road, has sprouted a matching bright new yellow awning and appears to be being prepared to open. The isolated community, meanwhile, is still waiting for a promised station with in-ground tanks at the former Domino gas station for which St. John businessman James Boynes is seeking permits from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.Portable Gas Station on Shore of Coral Bay Sprouts Bright Yellow Awning and Looks Ready To Open For Franchise Operators After DrillsBy Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds It took more than seven months, but the prospective operators of both new government-owned, 84foot, 204-passenger, aluminum, catamaran-style fer ries which have large VITRAN logos emblazoned local U.S. Coast Guard inspections and safety drills with their prospective vessels. Now, the historic operators of the franchised public service route between Red Hook, St. Thomas, and Cruz Bay, St. John which two St. John companies have shared for decades have to reach an operating agreement for the vessels with the V.I. government. While the two St. John ferry companies may be trying to protect their franchises in any operating agreement negotiated with the V.I. Department of Public Works, it appears DPW Commissioner Darrell Smalls is moving closer to getting the franchise operations under more government control. $7.6 Million Government Purchase The two vessels, which were built in Louisiana, were purchased with $7.6 million in federal funds and been stored in Crown Bay, St. Thomas since their delivery while the government has negotiated with the two ferry companies which share the franchise. Ventures have spent months trying to negotiate oper ating contracts with DPW as owner of the vessels. DPW Commissioner Smalls had pushed to get drills were not complicated or time-consuming Transportation Services did not complete its loCruz Bay I until late May. Varlack Ventures, which has three operating fer ernment-owned ferry Red Hook I by the USCG on Wednesday, June 11. of inspecting the vessels have not been involved in the discussions over operating contracts between the franchise operators and the V.I. government. Neither Varlack Ventures general manager Delrise Varlack nor Transportation Services general manager Kendrick Augustus have spoken publicly about their companies negotiations with DPW. the public on the status of negotiations with the St. John ferry operators.
changes to the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) that would help offset the systems $1.8 billion unfunded liability the difference between what is being paid into the system in contribu tions and the obligations to pay out retirement benWithout these changes, the retirement system will collapse within ten years, according to GERS Administrator Austin Nibbs. Among the proposed changes that will affect cur rent retirees: (those hired before October 2005). Virgin Islands retirees are not the only ones facing cutbacks. State and local pension plans are under attack, ruary 2014 issue of AARP Bulletin. In early Decem ber, a federal judge approved Detroits bankruptcy cut pensions for workers by up to 55 percent in its bankruptcy proceeding, the AARPs Rand contin ued. Rhode Island effectively ended COLAs for reas much as 40 percent over the long term. GERS Concern Over deJongh Plan Changes Another issue of concern in Gov. de Jonghs proposed legislation involves raising the cap the maxi government employees, including senators, judges, commissioners, school principals and top adminis ment if this proposal is passed. Nearly 8,000 government retirees receive GERS Hart. percent for the majority of employees while raising pay. While some members are suffering, why raise other peoples caps? she asked. Malone and Tregenza Roach are preparing new legislation to address the GERS unfunded liability. They are expected to unveil this proposal in September and hold public hearings. We have to make sure we dont go to sleep over I dont know if we can win everything, but one thing we have to be steadfast about is not cutting the annuity. They might start (the cuts) at 2 percent, but what about the next year? she asked. We didnt create this problem. by-laws for the organization to St. John retirees for at least three of its ten annual general membership meetings on St. John. legal fees, has been raising funds through tee-shirt sales and soup sales on St. Thomas. The organiza tion is now recruiting new members, asking them to contribute $50 which will be used solely to pay the attorneys fees. 303989, St. Thomas, VI 00803. in November 2016 under the proposed by-laws. Cur Sewer, Vice-Chairperson; Lottie Van Holten, Secretary; Barbara Isaac, Treasurer; Lola Roberts Richards, Chaplain; and Lorraine Edwards Evans, Parlia mentarian and Sergeant at Arms.16 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885. Tuesday, 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. Ivanna Eudora Kean High School orientation for 10th grade will take place in the cafeteria on Tuesday, June 17, beginning at 4 p.m. All parents/guardians attend the orientation sessions, and must provide a copy of their childs immunization card and health insurance if available. W ednesday, June 18 Ivanna Eudora Kean High School orientation for 11th grade will take place in the cafeteria on Wednesday, June 18, beginning at 4 p.m. All parents/guardians attend the orientation sessions, and must provide a copy of their childs immunization card and health insurance if available. Thursday, June 19 Ivanna Eudora Kean High School orientation for 12th grade will take place in the cafeteria on Thursday, June 19, beginning at 4 p.m. All parents/guardians attend the orientation sessions, and must provide a copy of their childs immunization card and health insurance if available. Thursday, June 20 Mix will be in Winston Wells Saturday, June 21 Auditions for the Ruth 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. St. John Selection show will be at Winston Wells Ball Park at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 22 p.m. All St. John students should be sure to attend the Sunday, June 22, where theyll get more than just the best kallalo soup on the island. Races will start near Cruz Bay Harbor at 3 p.m. Monday, June 30 corporate citizens to meet the June 30 deadline for franchise ments. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 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 642-3263 Retirees Win Battle To Protect Their PensionsContinued from Page 14 St. John Tradewinds Retirees GRUFF Chair Helen Hart smiles at at a suggestion during the meeting on Friday, June 13, at the Lutheran Chruch in Cruz Bay.
St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 17 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. 4-7 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan 6:30-9 Tamarind Inn Steel Pan Tropical 4-6 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan To be added to this live music schedule, the event must be a regularly scheduled event (sorry, no temporary performances), email email@example.com with: day, time, location, performer and style. NO PHONE CALLS.Pave Paradise, Put Up Another Truck Parking Lot plan for completion of the St. John port project with the creation of a cargo area on the paved waterfront and the gravel public parking area across from the tennis courts after the site is stabilized. VIPA is planning to spend more than $10 million on the undeveloped area in the with material dredged from Enighed Pond when the port was created. Its going to be years and years, VIPA Chairman St. Johnian Robert OConnor Jr. said of the timetable for the cargo parking project in an impromptu interview with St. John Tradewinds on Saturday, June 14. Its too unstable. The gravel lot across from The Mar ketplace on South Shore Road adjacent the wastewater treatment plant at the entrance to the barge ramp currently is used for containers in transit. Grassy Concert Venue Short-term Option? Could the roughly four-acre area between the Enighed Pond paved bulkhead and the temporary medium-term parking lot across from the tennis courts be used as a public venue in the interim? Pickering actually thinks Blacks idea has some merit. Grasshopper can see a grass-covered St. John public venue dedicated to musical performances and gather ings to replace the public performance areas lost in recent years such as Enigheds Pond in Cruz Bay. It could work, Grasshopper said. Anthony, who has been preserving island crafts with limited marketing assistance from the V.I. government or the Department of Tourism, is looking for any support for native artisans. Ital also is looking for the St. John Capital Improvement funds earmarked for an island crafts marketplace or vendors plaza which appear to have been re-appropriated for other government expenditures. Questions recently have been raised as to the whereabouts of more than $5 million in St. John Capital Improvement funds $3 million of which was earmarked by V.I. Senate legislation for a St. John vendors project opposite Cruz Bay Creek. Black, a persistent government critic, has been bringing his plan for a grassy public gathering place on the interior portion of the Enighed Pond port to the attention of anyone who will listen for more than four years. Black also sees the Enighed Pond site val, moving it from its current sewage-leakprone home on the cramped Cruz Bay Creek waterfront parking lot. Almost Since VIPA announced the transfer of the government-owned Enighed Pond Mouth property to the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources for the creation of a former public gathering spot have gone out with the tide VIPAs community-minded effort in ket has raised hopes that the agency could cooperate on a community effort for a concert venue. create a public gathering place and a better carnival event venue than circling the of the Julius E. Sprauve School taking than a month each summer and doing annual improve the beleaguered playing surface. to face the loud speakers. Steve Black is even willing to aim the music from the proposed concert venue and from the Enighed Pond waterfront and back at his home on Margaret Hill overlooking Cruz Bay. Editors Note: below: noun ( pl. ) vokes others into action by criticism. ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from gad, or obsolete gad goad, spike, from Old Norse gaddr, of Germanic origin. Continued from Page 4 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Enighed Pond will take many more years to dry and settle before it can be used for a container parking and
18 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 Bahai Community of St. John 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. 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 Mondays: 12:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7 a.m. 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 DOE Shutters Coral Bays Guy H. Benjamin Schoolwas based on a lack of human resources. have to make wiser decisions based on the resources; want to have that conversation. We did all we could to ensure keeping the doors open, she said. The numbers did not give me the opportunity to tell you the doors will be open. Think about the human capital we have in the territory. We are doing the best we can do with what we have available to us, said the DOE Commissioner. In the fall, all GBS students will be transferred to JESS in Cruz Bay, which is preparing for the additional enrollment by planning for two classes at each grade level, explained Smith-Barry. All students enrolled at GBS will be transferred over to JESS unless parents inform us otherwise, said the DOE District Superintendent. We are prepared to make that transition by moving them to the JESS campus. We expect two classes at each grade level next year at JESS. DOE plans to provide bus service to all students and is exploring the possibility of having a paraprofessional ride along as a chaperone, Smith-Barry explained. to make the transition a smooth one, the district superintendent added. We all have the responsibility to work together now to make this transition as smooth as possible, said Smith-Barry. We ask for your support. We understand emotions are high, GBS has always been a special place. dents at last weeks meeting did not believe that to be the full story. What is the real reason for this, asked Zenobia Lomax, a former GBS teacher. The government doesnt have the money to run this small school? Its a shame that the little babies will have to go to JESS. Cruz Bay is congested already, Lomax said. Why cant some from JESS come up here? There is no playground at JESS for our children. It is the communitys responsibility to look out for the islands children, Lomax added. We have to look out for our children, she said. Who is looking out for them? Its a shame what is happening on St. John now. We cant close this school, said Lomax. This is a historical school. This school has always been known as the best little school on St. John. Many residents at the meeting believed that the land would eventually be used for a long-rumored marina. I heard the governor mention a marina here in Coral Bay in the future, said Delroy Ital Anthony. We need to hear him talking about our schools, not a marina. What are we doing; are we looking at a marina here? the planned marina rumors on the government-owned land. There are a lot of rumors that someone else wants this land, said Burke. Is there any truth that there is a third party who want this land? marina or a third party interested in using the land, she told the crowd. No one has discussed with me any third party innot know anything about that. explained GBS parent Colleen Brooker. our school, despite being dismantled by DOE, our school continued getting excellent test scores and, more important, our children were happy. Continued from Page 3 Guy Benjamin School teachers Mary Burks and Jane Roskin wore t-shirts to the education meeting that stated, Those who say it can not be St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 19 Developer Gets Blame for School Closure St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighborhoods safer by reporting information while remaining totally anonymous. We under stand that some people are still skeptical as to how we keep you anonymous. To learn how we do this, visit www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org and click on How It Works. If you know something, say something. Law enforcement needs to know what you know. St. John On June 3 at 6 p.m. police received a report of a burglary that occurred at #1U2B Bethany. This break-in occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. the same day. Several items were stolen, including a Play Station 3, Maui Jim sunglasses, and a checkbook. Please tell us what you may know about this crime. St. Thomas On April 3 at about 7:45 a.m., Mr. Joseph Brookes was seen driving westward on Julian Jackson Drive. Earlier that morning Mr. Brookes by Stumpy Bay. Mr. Joseph Brookes has not been seen since then. Anyone with information relevant to Mr. Joseph Brookes disappearance, please contact the VIPD Major Crimes Unit at 340-642-8449, 911, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsContinued from Page 2 The Governor will again be challenging students in Kindergarten through eighth grade to read at least five books this summer. The school with the most participation will receive a prize. Dont miss out on this great opportunity to be rewarded for your reading achievements!The Governors Summer Reading Challenge is a partnership between the Office of the Governor, Virgin Islands Department of Education, the Virgin Islands Public Library and CFVI The Family Connection The public librarys website www.virginislandspubliclibraries.org has made a large variety of e-books available for reading at the library or at home! Please bring books that are in good condition to trade in for other booksST. THOMASJune 21, 2014 Tutu Park Mall 12:00pm 3:00pmST. CROIXJune 21, 2014 Sunny Isle Shopping Center Amphitheatre 1:00pm 5:00pm VI Housing Finance Authority Expo at the Sunshine Mall 10:00am 3:00pmBooks will also be distributed at selected public housing community recreational centers.ST. JOHNJune 22, 2014 Cruz Bay during the Festival Food Fair 1:00pm 5:00pm importance of sustainable development that helps prevent the shuttering of schools and locally would support children, the generational culture of St. John and opportunities for families to have a better life. Rotary fund-raising effort for temporary basketball court repair to the Coral Bay court but the church representative stressed the tempo rary applied to the courts themselves. some of the churchs major landholdings on the shores of Coral Bay ementary School and the undeveloped shoreline behind the elementary school are in a long-term development agreement. (The development group, T-Rex, has been in a long-term contract for a number of years for the development of the Moravian property, and has since joined with a venture capital company, Sirius Development LLC, as controlling partner, according to Rory Calhoun, the member in charge.) Meanwhile, the community should not suffer, the Moravian church The children of Guy Benjamin School should have a safe place. While we are there we need to be responsible for the property we own. Even though we had already leased the land, they gave us permisT-Rex.LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 FIRE: 340-776-6333
20 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2014 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831Art GalleriesBajo el Sol Gallery Located in Mongoose Junction tel. 340-693-7070 Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery Located at The Marketplace 340-693-8524BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881FurnitureCarlos Furniture 340-693-0016 Located at Tutu Park Mall on STT Green BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; email@example.com Theodore Tunick & Company www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.com LandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831Real Estate340 Real Estate Company, LLC 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 firstname.lastname@example.org www.340realestateco.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 email@example.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 firstname.lastname@example.orgRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Ocean 362 American Contemporary Cuisine Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory NATIONAL REPLACEMENTSACROSS 6 Hardly subtle 13 Census datum 19 Primed 20 Its capital is Bucharest 21 Install, as tile 23 Old directory-assistance request, in Belmopan? 26 Pan coverer 27 Vitamins, e.g. 30 Caesar of 1950s TV Stockholm? 36 Rock band staple, in Doha? 42 Galaxy unit 43 Steelmaking places 44 Divided-skirt garment 46 Really anger 50 facto 51 In the vicinity 53 Early TV comic Louis 55 Contemptible 58 Tart pie topping, in Sanaa? 66 Duo quadrupled 67 Gets close to 68 Dependents expecting meals, in Budapest? 75 Full-speed, archaically 76 Place to live 77 Really tough puzzle, in Manama? 87 RR building 88 Less effectual 90 lang syne 91 Hip-hop artist 98 Radiate 99 Jai 101 Hand over a duty, in Thimphu? 104 Beach Boys hit, in Kigali? 108 Will be now? 109 Locality 110 Lav, in Bath 111 Promise 117 Deli salmon 118 Orwell novel, in Portau-Prince? 123 Sch. URL ender 125 Norm detail 130 Long suit DOWN 2 Bausch & Lomb brand 4 Sign of rot 5 Greek harp players of old soccer 7 Pol Trent 8 Gallic pals 10 Journalist Curry 11 Pen tip 12 kwon do 13 Vulcans, e.g. 14 Dictionary of geography 15 Needle hole 16 Kentucky Derby drink 18 Center 24 Israeli leader Golda 25 Soap stuff 29 Deborah of The King 32 Intl. commerce group 33 Munch on 34 Richard Gere title role of 2000 35 Fictional Solo 37 Lead-in to suction 39 Blockhead 40 300, to Livy 41 Pier 45 Tangle up 48 Melon, e.g. 49 Lea females 52 Producing an effect 54 So-far nonexistent 57 Carta lead-in 59 Everest, e.g. 61 High degree 62 Conclude 63 Premaritally named 65 Duffel with workout gear, maybe 69 Far from cool 74 Ski lift type 78 Manna eater 80 Speak wildly 82 Waikiki site 83 Cease 85 Early utopia 92 The old man 93 Samara-dropping tree 95 Green gp. 96 Indian bread 100 Pressed 103 Very dry, as champagne 104 Bill and His Comets 105 Whittle away 112 Pudding starch 114 Dark genre 115 Unorthodox sect 116 Stanley Gardner 118 Brazil 119 Bistro check 120 Cain raiser 122 Pro-gun gp.
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CAROLINA from $ 55,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 118,500 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 139,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 195,000CONCORDIA from $ 225,000 FREEMANS GROUND from $ 225,000 CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 235,000 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 249,900LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000 SABA BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 999,000 PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,650,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 500/weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 55,000 Pediatric Nurse Practioner Natalie Larson is accepting new patients from birth to age 21, beginning Tuesday, June 17, at Cruz Bay Family Practice.St. John Tradewinds News Photo Cruz Bay Family Practice Adds Summer Pediatric Clinic for PhysicalsSt. John Tradewinds Now is the time to avoid the back-toschool Immunization rush to meet chil ric Clinic beginning Tuesday, June 17, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. that all students complete their physicals and have their vaccines updated before the beginning of the next school year. Natalie Larson, Pediatric Nurse Practi Lactation Specialist, is available for appointments for school physicals, vaccine administration in coordination with the Department of Health, and comprehensive pediatric care for children from birth to 21 years of age. tions will be available with your appoint ment. Parents and guardians should remem immunization card to the appointment. Larsons pediatric care includes a myr iad of child wellness and health services: newborn and infant healthcare visits with comprehensive parent education and support; injury prevention; comprehensive well child exams; school/camp physicals; hear ing and vision screening; scoliosis screening; vaccination updates; patient education and preventative care including natural remedies when applicable; diet counseling and weight management; and screening for obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol. Also, breastfeeding support; nutrition counseling; management of chronic illnessabscess drainage, etc.; ear piercing; asthma maintenance and support; allergy testing; lead and anemia screening; teen counseling; tervention care. To schedule an appointment in the Cruz Appointments are also available at Red tions in Red Hook Plaza and Yacht Haven Grande. offers pediatric care for your children with four professionals specializing in pediatric care and a doctor on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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