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Sad and Stoic, GBS Sixth Graders Says GoodbyePage 8Co-Workers Say Goodbye To Smiling TonyPage 10Twenty-three JESS Eighth Graders HonoredPage 9Ultramarathon Paddle Boarder Circumnavigates St. Thomas and St. John To Kick Off ChallengePage 5 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: Web: (340) 776-6403 June 23-29, 2014 Copyright 2014 Scotiabank Will Close St. John Branch in Sept.Page 2 Hundreds Flock to Festival Food Fair, Boat RacesCaptains readied their vessels for the annual boat races, above, as hundreds of residents and visitors crowd the Cruz Bay waterfront, left, during the St. John Festival Food Fair on Sunday, June 22. FESTIVAL COVERAGE ON PAGES 3, 6-7, 15Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat Students of GHS Class of 2014Page 17 St. John Festival 2014


By Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds The rumors are true: Scotiabank will be closing its St. John Branch located at the Marketplace on September 20, 2014. Aqui, Vice-President of Scotiabank in the Virgin Islands. Aqui attributed the closing to the economic cli mate. The Virgin Islands has been suffering from a St. John branch hasnt been growing. banks ATMs on St. John, while their accounts will be consolidated to the Red Hook branch on St. Thomas. Nothing will change, he added. 2 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTOR S Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 ADVERTISING MAILING ADDRE SS P.O. Box 1500 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 COPYRIGHT 2014 of news stories, letters, columns, allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 taxes are due at the end of the month. Registered corporations (doFile Franchise Taxes Due by June 30 Corporations and Trademarks staff will be on St. John on to 4 p.m. and interest assessment. Corporations and Trademarks Staff To Assist Citizens on June 25 and 30 Passport Ofce Closed Until July 17 August 2. Register by July 2 To Vote in Primary GHS Informational Session June 25 Scotiabank To Close St. John Branch Upper Campus (6th through 12th grade) for tours and information Campus). School Upper School Atrium, and will start at 5:30 p.m.IGLA Green Thursdays Summer Documentary Series Starts June 26 By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds at a table in the front window of Sam and Jacks Deli in front of them? A St. John stakeout. for a local small general contractor up against the wall and into handcuffs. public.Stakeout in Delis Front Window Nabs Wanted ManThe St. John Scotiabank branch an original tenant of The Marketplace on St. John will be closing in September as a sign of economic woes.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds said. In two bottles was homemade tea. He said in New York. When he came to St. John he found moringa trees growing on island, so he he doesnt eat right, he said. Most of the food fair crowd was engaged in others, a thick slice of cooling watermelon. And for those who wanted to beat the heat, two cool containers of passion fruit punch and more moringa tea. Cecilia Andrews poured Sixteen former queens, princes and princesses donned sashes and gathered at the food of the Powell Park bandstand to honor their tradi tions. Its an honor to be here because its 60 ing at the Winston Wells Ballpark. teaching children, said his wife, Pamela. He is a member of the international socicultural contributions. Samuel is a retired industrial arts teacher St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 3 Thursday, June 26thHot Sun and Food Fair FunSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Judi ShimelAbove: Governor John de Jongh, Pamela Samuel and Senate President ShawnMichael Malone help newly crowned Miss St. John, Festival Princess and Junior Miss Park. The fair was named in honor of Avelino Samuel of Coral Bay, an internationally recognized wood turning artist and educator. The honoree is currently on a six city U.S. tour, teaching his craft to American youth. Left: A display of mocko jumbies rest on parquet brickwork at the base of a sculpture in Above Left: Al fresco diners enjoy fresh fruit and prepared dishes served at the Festival Food Fair on Sunday afternoon. Above Right: Frosty containers of passionfruit punch and iced moringa tea await thirsty visitors in Franklin Powell Sr. Park.INDEX


By Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds dents on June 19. The candidate for delegate to Congress was referring to the fact that 60 percent of the islands land is within the boundaries of the Virgin Department of the Interior. often met with manufacturers who were excited about setting up shop in the Virgin Islands because of the tax [At more than 50 cents per kilowatt hour, the Virgin the United States.] Im thinking of a fundamental push for us ten, 15, 20 Plaskett said that as delegate to Congress, she port, she said. She would also seek to get herself appointed to two Congressional committees, Transportation and Agriculture. So much of what happens in Washington happens the Virgin Islands. Were a special interest group. All of St. Croix, parts of St. Thomas, and all of St. John are considered rural and are eligible for grants and federal programs, including New Market Tax Credits, 4 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 So much of what happens in Washington happens on committees, she said. A delegate is a lobbyist for the Virgin Islands. of St. Croix, parts of St. Thomas, and all of St. John are considered rural and are eligible for grants and federal programs, including New Market Tax Credits, which the territory has never tapped. Stacy Plaskett, candidate for Delegate to Congress St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Amy RobertsStacey Plaskett, center, with her St. John fundraising host Miles Stair, left, and her campaign manager Cletis Clendenin, right. 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 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 Stacey Plaskett, Candidate for Delegate, Outlines Issues for T erritory Continued on Page 18


St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 5 Ultramarathon Paddle Boarder Perrin Circumnavigates St. Thomas, St. John To Kick Off 2015 Adventure ChallengeBy Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds boarding has earned its place as a leisure sport in the Virgin Islands, sightseeing and exercise. But no one had attempted to 14 and 15, when professional ultramarathon paddle boarder Shane Perrin took on the extreme challenge. Perrin 33 hours and 57 minutes to complete, including the single hour of sleep that he stole during stand up paddle boarders that was St. John Brewers co-owner Chirag Wed had discussions with Vertical Oar about doing something unique in the V.I., said potential for ultramarathon paddle boarding here in the islands. Sound, then headed west along St. Thomass south shore. When I turned the corner on the west side of St. Thomas near wind, said Perrin. There were cross chop bouncing off the rocks Perrin took brief respites at The friends of Elect B. Gregory Miller to District Senate in the Democrat Primary will be having a Questions for the Candidate night at Paradise Cove, Inspiration Hall on Thursday, June 26, from 6 to 9 pm. Come and share some wine and question on how to help Paradise become Paradise. Bring your friends.PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTTeach all children to read Verify all government contractors pay taxes Continuous training for employees Begin to install solar on all homes Create an organic farming industry B. Gregory MillerB. Greg Milleron the ballot Continued on Back PageSt. John Tradewinds News Photos Shane Perrin at Leinster Bay, St. John, above, and at Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, below. When I turned the corner on the west side There were headwinds and nasty swells, and if I stopped paddling I just went backwards at a pretty quick pace. After leaving Hull Bay, there was cross chop bouncing off the rocks and just washing me all around. Shane Perrin, paddle boarder


By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds a long contest, but six contestants of the Miss St. John Amalie High School, Contestant Number Three. Not of adoring fans who waited for hours to witness the outcome. and Best Talent. As a member of the CAHS Marching Hawks, Thomas performed classical and popular tunes on alto and baritone saxophone. Contestant Number Six, Makeda Dawson, won the and captured the question and answer segment for her response to the topic of the proper use of social media ner Up. winning the crown, Thomas said, because I worked long along with her fellow contestants. peared on stage to greet the fans.6 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, 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 Sunday 10am HAWKSNEST BEACH facebook Freshwater Church St. John USVITerry Lansdale, Pastor 340.514.6578(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE) Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 A Festival W in for Chickenhawk W ith Dancing Feet St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel the Charlotte Amalie High School, was chosen at the end of a four-hour pageant viewed by hundreds of spectators. She also won the titles of Best International Wear, Best Talent and Best Eveningwear. Thomas, Sharvelle Nicholas and Dyese Turnbull.


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Smith the hard work that goes into makturning down the honor, St. John basis, is one of a small handful of people who coordinate the weeks paid for the work we put in. We do it to keep this part of our culture Smith leads the committee each eants, the construction and setup of mittee treasurer Natalie Thomas streamlining the process. hard work, but some of the things Smith brought order to the food to submit applications in order to foods to arts and crafts. In addition cultural celebration has grown thanks to Smiths efforts. quite a bit under her leadership, said Thomas. The parade has grown to more than 40 entries, and One of Smiths other talents as fundraising, Thomas continued. er, Thomas said. She raises a lot Smith, who grew up on St. John honor back around to her committee members. most of the committee members now it attracts thousands and thousands of people thanks to all the hard work that the committee has cess. Smith encouraged residents entertainment thats on tap for big-name international artists like chel Montano. said. We are proud of our music selection. St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 7 Festival Village To Be Dubbed Smithville in Honor of Festival Committee Chairperson Leona SmithLeona works hard, she really does. We work we put in. We do it to keep this part of our culture alive, and she really works hard. Enid Doway, member St. John Festival Committee Leona Smith has wielded a broom when necessary to make the St. John Festival a growing success as longtime chair of the Festival Committee.St. John Tradewinds News Photo File 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


By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds 19. school that has borne the name of the late Coral open in the fall. the school open and supported some of the schools needs, commended the graduates and those who demic standard required of all Virgin Islands Public St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel public school.Sad and Stoic, Guy Benjamin School Sixth Graders Say GoodbyeContinued on Page 16 Discover the Treasures!Annual Carnival SALE NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY!Open every dayLocated upstairs at Mongoose Junction Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! A few days before the sixth grade promotion ceremony, the school received a plaque from Insular Superintendent recognizing the seven consecutive year it achieved the Annual Yearly Progress standard.


St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 9 Training and good supervision of the Government work force, the lack of good service is costing this community too much money. Create ways to use Federal Funds wisely and not turn unspent money back to the Federal Government Continued focus on improvement in math, reading and writing skills as well as sports, music, art Our kids deserve a lot better help than we are giving them School programs on crime and gang prevention in all grades Constant training for our police officers, partnering with qualified Federal Agencies Much stricter policing and prevention of illegal guns Clean up junk cars and roadside litter programs Teach kids and adults that they should stop throwing things out the window Bring WMA back under Government control, an appointed board is not capable of managing our trash problem. Begin to recycle as a viable option. Increase the education and effectiveness of the Government Employees at DPNR Solar panels on every home Solar is the low hanging fruit in the VI we need to develop a system to use it With the help of UVI and WAPA we can become a world leader in renewable, environmental friendly energy generation. Resident of the Virgin Islands since 1992 Licensed Professional Engineer in the VI and NH Operated a Engineering and Survey Business in the Virgin Islands since 1995 My business has been in St. John for 15 years and I can help this community. Active in Rotary and Board of Directors of Pistarckle Theater, EAST and the Virgin Islands Conservation SocietyB. Greg Milleron the ballot I will work very hard to accomplish these goals but what we really need right now is a system of electing leaders that results in responsible leadership, not a way for people to suck off the Government Teat. We need to implement a way to have District Representation, by creating Districts out of Estates and having St. John have its own Senator, not one third of a Senator. The free-for-all system now favors the incumbents because of name recognition. Every vote you wisely. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS OR SUGGESTIONS PAI D POLITICAL AD Lets get the job done correctly and then go and do another one. By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds ed their pending transition to high school at promotional exercises held June 17 in the The student heard words of encouragement and caution from JESS Principal Dionne Wells. A gathering of parents, teachers and well wishers cheered their accomplish gifts and other forms of recognition. goals are meaningful. You must take owner There was also special praise for one member of the JESS Class of 2014 who lish. Salutatorian Daniela Melo-Cedana, the JESS 2nd Honor Student, thanked all the work and dedication. If we use these, we will meet again in a Soft-spoken 1st Honor Student Joel Williams said he too was grateful for his progress. off, Williams said. Most of the graduating class will atas freshmen in the fall. Wells and other education administrators informed the students about the increasing demands of high The principal asked parents of the promotees to continue supporting their chil drens education. Assistant Superintendent Michael Har rigan presented two top JESS students with new learning tools in recognition of the hard the Class of 2014 top science student and Neisha Somersall, as the 2014 top math equipped with features to help them do their homework. manager. time to come, Harrigan said.Twenty-three Eighth Graders Honored at JESS Promotional Ceremony St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi ShimelEighth graders from the Julius E. Sprauve School accept the praise exercises held at the school.


By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds St. John and St. Johnians whose present, infectious, twinkling smile the concessionaire operating Cinsuicide six months after his retire Hymns Under Forest Canopy The signs informed off-season ground that the camp store would be closed for two hours on the function. There were no questions asked a cappella female and St. Johnian co-workers as much as testimonial for the alRain Is Gods Blessing Church remarked on the rain which began to fall as the memorial ser al fresco of the churchs change in perspecdeal with the unexpected and unexplainable suicide of their cheer ful co-worker. As it was, his co-workers sang do their own families. acknowledged, wasnt perfect but ing. talking about his nebulous retire ment plans to casual friends,. his future telling close friends and former co-workers when he returned to St. John that he had been months in the states. his brief return to St. John, outand former co-workers of his deep despair. friends in Caneel management his growing depression. Lonely Behind His Smile after less than a month and returned to Johnstown. He was found dead in his home. 10 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 How Great Thou Art 1. O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder. Consider all the worlds thy hand hath made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee; How great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: how great thou art, how great thou art! 2. When through the woods and forest glades I wander And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze. (Repeat Refrain.) 3. And when I think that God, His Son not sparing, Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in; That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin: (Repeat Refrain.) 4. When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation; And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art! (Repeat Refrain.) Amazing Grace 1. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. 2. T'was grace that taught my heart to fear. And grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed. 3. The Lord has promised good to me. His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be, As long as life endures. 4. Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come; 'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home. 5. When we've been there ten thousand years Bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing God's praise Than when we've first begun. Cinnamon Bay Campground, St. John, USVI Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:30 p.m. Memorial Service in Celebration of the Life of Anthony Tony Kmett Died: May 30, 2014 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi ShimelNineteen-year-old Isaac Samuel poses with proud was the year of the largest number of St. John student graduates. Parents, friends and family gathered in the school their high school diplomas. Samuel Graduates with Class of 2014 RETAIL/OFFICE FOR LEASE 100 to 4,000 SQ FT SPACE AVAILABLE AMPLE PARKING! Call (410) 357 6208 Always Smiling, Cinnamon Bays T ony Kmett Remembered Fondly After Inexplicable Suicide


St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 11 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds el Sol is setting the mood. Thomas Eichner. ties which has been inspiring Eichner, she explained. In the land of the tropics, the land of St. John, and the land of endless summer, there is a sense of Indulge. lemonade with wont last til tomorrow, said the ceramic artist. the time, she explained. she said. she added. Wright said. The June 27 artists reception will also feature ap(340) 693-7070.Work by Denise Wright and Kaye Eichner Featured at June 27 Bajo el Sol Show M u si c by I n n e r V i si o n s Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 e: w: F INE WINE, N O ATTITUDEPour through a well edited selection of daily essentials, quirky nds and higher end treasures for when you are feeling ush. ALL SELECTIONS MA DE BY P A UL. Discover a range of wines you never knew you needed!NOW ACCEPTIN G members for the Island C ork Wine Society as the Wine of the Month Club is introduced. 6 bottles of wine per month 3 months @ $342.00 6 months @ $670.00 12 months @ $1335.00 2 bottles of wine per mo. 3 months @ $176.00 6 months @ $352.00 12 months @ $705.00


12 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 Healthy and Tasty Recipes for SummerCooking with Mares CraneContinued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds lage where cheddar cheese originated! are two options. BANANA PECAN SMOOTHIE a glass and top with 1 Tbsp of chopped Pecans STRA WBERR Y SMOOTHIE Now for some lunch and dinner recipes. SALMON AND QUINOA SALAD pepper. T OFU AND BROCCOLI STIR FR Y hoisin sauce, handful cashew nuts. STEAK WITH BEETROOT MASH 1 potato peeled and chopped, 1 beetroot peeled and chopped, 1 Tbsp and seasoning. Simmer potatoes and beetroot in a pan of water for 10 to 15 minutes until tender and drain. Add the creme fraiche and seasoning and mash together. SHELLFISH STEW soft. Add the stock, orange, tomatoes, mixed herbs and simmer for 20 to CHICKPEA, SPINACH AND CASHEWS WITH CUMIN AND COCONUT ing pan until golden. spinach and cook until it wilts. Add chickpeas, cashew nuts, berries and VIETNAMESE-STYLE NOODLE SALAD age glass noodles, 3 limes, 1 large carrot, peeled and grated, 1 mango peeled stoned and sliced, 1 bunch scallions chopped, 1 bunch cilantro chopped. Toast peanuts in a pan until golden, then set aside. Heat the oil then Johns Folly Learning Institute 2014 Summer Camp Ages 6 18 s a b i l i e s m a c o n t a c t U S D A t h r o u g h t h e e d e r a l e l a S e r i c e a t 7 7 9 ; o r S p a n i s h Tuesday, June 24, 2014 thru Friday, August 1, 2014 8:00 am 4:00 pm SCHEDULED PRGRAMS For more information contact: Alvis Buck Christian $150 NON REFUNDABLE CAMP FEE Contact # 776 2353 Register online @ or Johns Folly Learning Institute (On site)


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Election time is rolling around again and so are same mistakes, let us take a peek at what our politi to build himself a new fence (to keep the riff-raff out or was it to keep it in) and borrowed $500,000 to build not according to him. keep the current amount. Barshinger has decided that our solar program was not good enough, so he has managed to help WAPA things out of the people mouths (that are running for ing to help the Virgin Islands. So far, all I see is kids Name W ithheld by Request14 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 20) Letters to St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds smile. Kmett, 57, Dies in PennsylvaniaGovernment or Kids in a Candy Store school with a big heart, numerous supporters and a and bodies. A place where peace and quiet facilitated children to be the leaders of tomorrow, our leaders close a school. Emmanuel PrinceIts So Hard Closing Guy Benjamin School Obituary How Great Thou Art 1. O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder. Consider all the worlds thy hand hath made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee; How great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: how great thou art, how great thou art! 2. When through the woods and forest glades I wander And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze. (Repeat Refrain.) 3. And when I think that God, His Son not sparing, Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in; That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin: (Repeat Refrain.) 4. When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation; And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art! (Repeat Refrain.) Amazing Grace 1. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. 2. T'was grace that taught my heart to fear. And grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed. 3. The Lord has promised good to me. His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be, As long as life endures. 4. Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come; 'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home. 5. When we've been there ten thousand years Bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing God's praise Than when we've first begun. Cinnamon Bay Campground, St. John, USVI Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:30 p.m. Memorial Service in Celebration of the Life of Anthony Tony Kmett Died: May 30, 2014 status of the Virgin Islands Police Department as it pertains to the Consent Decree. The VIPD has been under a Consent Decree as most of our residents should be familiar with its background as it pertains to the implementation of in the District Court on St. Thomas, where the VIPD demonstrated to the Court its progress towards subplaint Process, and Training. Based on the hearing in these two sections, and the other sections outlined in the mandates, are brought to substantial compli selected areas of the Decree and must meet compli wards the goal of substantial compliance in all areas. are a better police department and will continue to Rodney F. Querrard, Sr., V.I. Police Commissioner VIPD Consent Decree


St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 15 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Judi Shimel SUBMIT YOUR OPINIONS TO: Newly crowned St. John Festival Princess celebrates the moment along with grandfather Glycerius Herman and the reigning VI Carnival Princess.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi ShimelTae Zha Maduro Crowned 2014 St. John Festival Princess Island Green Building Association


add garlic, lemongrass, chilies and ginger. After 1 ing to the packet instructions. Drain, rinse with cold rot, mango, scallions and most of the cilantro. Season, then garnish with the peanuts, lime wedges and some cilantro. Chicken or steak can be added. the incredible determination and dedication to comCHOCOLA TE BANANA BREAD (GLUTEN FREE) cored and chopped, 1 cooking apple, peeled, cored dark chocolate, pinch of salt. with parchment paper. Stew apples with the dates cool. continue beating. Add apple mixture, mashed balate. Pour into tins and bake for 35 to 45 minutes. ORANGE, ALMOND AND CARROT CAKE (GLUTEN FREE) 3 Tbsp pine nuts browned, 3 medium carrots, round spring form cake tin. Put sultanas in a saucesimmer 3 minutes. Cool. more or less clean. Cool in the tin and then turn out 16 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 St. John Tradewinds W ednesday, June 25 an open informational session coming Preschool through 5th grade) or at the Upper Campus (6th through 12th grade) for tours and information about the exciting programs offered marks staff will be on St. John their franchise taxes. Repredia Building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 26 omits all meat and processed foods. The screening will be School Atrium, and will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 30 June 30 deadline for franchise will result in the assessment of penalties and interest, withdrawal of good standing status, tion. marks staff will be on St. John franchise taxes. Representa Building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. W ednsday, July 2 election on August 2. Saturday, November 22 ballroom. The fundraiser will include about 24 participating Sessions, a number of wine distributors and silent auction. Details to follow later. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS AL-ANON MEETINGS 642-3263 Guy Benjamin School Class of 2014 Says Goodbye the loss of their principal, Brenda Speaker after speaker at the June 19 graduation expressed a sion bittersweet. But Powell urged her classmake sure we get to the next stage we dont get too distracted. School Class of 2014 2nd Honor Student, shared the hopes she once had for the school and the people Acting Principal Dionne min School teachers, if a wing of something should be named in his School has accomplished great Assistant Insular SuperintenDepartment of Education. Members of the graduating leen Casimir, Tecari Smith and Continued from Page 8Chefs Corner: Healthy and Tasty Recipes for SummerContinued from Page 12


St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 17 GHS Class of 2014 Continues Education The University of the Virgin Islands 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 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 Jo-Anne Attika: undecided but has been accepted at the University of the Virgin Islands Naphtali Anthony: Bunker Hill Community College Nicole Cirigliano: Colorado Mountain College V iniqua David: Iowa State University (she already left the day after graduation to attend a summer program there!) Lexus Wesley: Art Institute of Tennessee, Nashville


St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 Bahai Community of St. John 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church Calvary Baptist Church Christian Ministry Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Cruz Bay Baptist Church Emmaus Moravian Church Freshwater Church Jehovahs Witness 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church Nazareth Lutheran Church 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church St. John Methodist Church Seventh Day Adventist St. John Pentecostal Church St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church Directory Continued on Next PageStacey Plaskett Outlines IssuesPlaskett said she would like to see the Virgin Islands ports expanded to be able to handle the new, Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016. The She said federal aid is based on a formula which is calculated on the number of Virgin Islanders that fall Hawaii, for example, has a $40,000 limit. She said she would seek a similar exemption for the Virgin Islands. to feed their families on their salaries. That is outrageous. Plaskett said she worked in the Bronx as a prosthing shed like to see happen in the Virgin Islands. But crime is also related to social policies, Plasbe done to include the Virgin Islands in the Affordable Care Act, which extends health insurance to residents of territories. We need to push to be added to an exchange with another state, Plaskett responded. She said that needed, she added. nancial support. I care so much about the Virgin Islands, con2. Continued from Page 4Stacey Plaskett Tells Her StoryBy Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds with a group of St. John residents at the home of 19, she had three goals in mind: to introduce her to listen to questions and concerns from her audience, and to raise funds for her campaign for Delegate to Congress. handed her stack of cases and sent her into the understanding of crime, its deterrence, and its effects on communities, according to the website House Ethics Committee, and later to the Departfederal RICO case against the tobacco companies, which resulted in millions of dollars in funds for


St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 19 Step up and be part of the solution. Help make sure that in the US Virgin Islands no crime goes Some examples of when to call: pearance, then call 911. a house using their cell phone, assume that person 911. make, and description of the occupants. Then call 911. St. John around 5:15 pm on June 9. This incident took and Island Blues. A male was shot and transported incident. St. Thomas caught a ride from an unknown black male in an area unknown to her. The woman was taken to a tim stated no weapon was used. message to CRIMES (274637).Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Amy RobertsStacey Plaskett is running for Delegate to Congress in the democratic primary election.By Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds Perhaps the most challenging part of winning the August 2. St. Croix, and Shawn-Michael Malone, the popular Senate president. competition, her opposition to the so-called Malone gathering on St. John. it for her listeners. On April 24, the Virgin Islands her former role as general counsel to the Economic The legislation contained a three-page technical other communication networks. band V.I., and Choice Communications, according to kett. The changes in the amendment were substancommittee process which includes hearings. The St. Thomas-St John Chamber of Commerce sponsored full page ads in the Daily News At the meeting on St. John, Plaskett also questors, and those opposing the Malone Amendment risk losing their support.Plaskett and the Primary told the Source against the nine-term incumbent. Though Christensen is now running (See related stories on Page 4 and this page). Continued from Previous PageStacey Plaskett Tells Her Story


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The winning students were feted with a reception at Jongh.Students Honored for Outstanding Artwork in Poster Contest


24 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2014 Shane Perrion continues his circumnavigation around St. John, left, as he departs Salt Pond Bay after a short respite.St. John Tradewinds News Photo of the night. across, said Perrin. I hit the worst area when I couldnt read the condibut I fell in a lot. moment of relief. He then paddled about three miles offshore to take adhour in his honor at Motu, where he chatted with patrons. Perrins exhis paddle board. It was a huge challenge, and I didnt know what the impact would people. and expeditions, and ultramarathon paddling has taken on a life of its boarding. Ultramarathon Paddle Boarder Circumnavigates St. Thomas and St. John To Kick Off 2015 Adventure Challenge Continued from Page 5