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GBS Closure, Marina Rumors Not Stopping Basketball Court RenovationsPage 7David Knight Jr. Launches New Moko MagazinePage 8Emancipation Day Festivities Set for July 3Page 2 Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena RogersJune 30-July 6, 2014 Copyright 2014 Very First Miss St. John To Lead This Years Parade as MarshalPage 5 Smithsville Honors Festival Committee ChairHundreds of residents came out to celebrate the annual opening of Festival Village, above, festival honorees, left.SEE PAGE 2 FOR FULL STORYTradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel SJCF Director Sees Recycling Opportunities in V.I. and VINP Government FundingPage 4 Smithsville Opens Grasshopper Pickering Supports Simple Venue for Sports, MusicPage 6
2 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson email@example.com NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne, Raven Philips NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi email@example.com ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year email: email@example.com THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2014 All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 The territorys corporate citizens are reminded that franchise taxes are due at the end of the month. Registered corporations (domestic and foreign) are required to pay a franchise tax to the OfFile Franchise Taxes Due by June 30 by Wednesday, July 2 in order to vote in the primary election on August 2. Register by July 2 To Vote in PrimaryEmancipation Day Festivities Scheduled for July 3 St. John Tradewinds This year a special effort has been made to bring Emancipation into focus as St. Johnians celebrate the 166th year since chattel slavery was abolished in the then Danish West Indies. A full days program is planned for Thursday, July 3, the Ter ritorys national holiday of Emancipation. This way, on this long festive weekend, focus is brought to the Virgin Islands July cultural calendar and the related themes of Emancipation from Chattel Slavery and Independence. Participation and involvement is urged in the Emancipation Day activities by all on all the islands of the territory. The St. John program starts at 11 a.m. and will continue until sundown. Proposed activities and times are as follows: 11 a.m. Ms. Sonia Sprauve renders V.I and National Anthem; Mrs. Alecia Wells gives Welcoming Remarks 11:15 a.m. Blessing, Invocation and Benediction of the program by clergy 12:35 p.m. Emancipation Dance by Marcella 1:10 p.m. Political Commitments 2 p.m. Drums, Conch Shell Call**, Libation and Cultural tasting*** 2:20 p.m. Choral presentation by NHarmony 2:40 p.m. Bertha Boschulte Quelbe 3:05 p.m. Play, Scene from The Kings Mandate, or Emancipation Echo by Ms. Pascals drama group 3:35 Reading of the Proclamation and Tributes to Mario Powell**** 4:20 p.m. Dynamic Dancers 4:45 p.m. Round-Table forum on the trial document Independence***** until sunset and Torchlight Procession, led by Pan-Around-the-Neck responding) 5-minute maximum at mic ** Ital Anthony and Mr. Eddie Bruce will conduct drumming throughout; Manny Boyd will blow the conch shell *** Mrs. Laurel Sewer will provide and conduct tasting of Cultural foods; PanAfrican Support will conduct Libation. present *****No campaign speeches; just support for the days event and themes
BY JUDI SHIMEL St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY The 60th anniversary opentribute to the woman who has kept the party going for more than 10 years. Leona Smith, Chairwoman of the St. John row-center as the village was named Smithsville in her honor. Usually Smith sits in the last seat in the last row while royalty, dignitaries and honorees share the spotlight. Smith has led the festival committee since around 1998. In the eyes of her fellow commit tee members, she is best known for her hard work and organizational skills. It was such a pleasure to work with Leona throughout the years. We work together but we party together too, said Mistress of Ceremo nies Alecia Wells. Smith, who also serves as the St. John Administrator, said she has been involved in festival activities for many years and it gave her a thrill to see the banner proclaiming the 2014 village in her name. Im also thankful to my family, my friends, and my staff for making sure I have all the tools I need to have a grand celebration every year, Smith said. Elsie Thomas-Trotman joined Smith on stage. the day he was honored. Thomas-Trotman, the sen as the 2014 grand parade marshal. former administrator for St. Croix, praised Smith for her service to government. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen and Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone congratu lated her on preserving St. Johns cultural tradi tions, like the annual festival. A robust crowd of old and young, families, in anticipation of a festive night. Cool Sessions Brass, St. Johns best known dance band, and the popular Small Axe Band delivered the atmosphere. The festival music committee, headed by Camille JuJu Paris, has built up the annual line up, along with the July 4th ftes reputation as the place for music fans in summer. This years line up (as of Monday, June 30) includes: Stylee Band, Volume International, Daddy Jones and the Crew, Crosfyah, Rudy, Lyons, Kore Band (from Nevis), Calypso Monarch De Soljah, Machel Montano with Patrice On July 4, Smithville presents Ah We Band, Cool Sessions Brass and Triple K with King Dice. And on July 5, a bonus night for the 60th anniversary, the last lap scheduled performance features Otta Limtz, Imagination Brass and Roy Cape with Denise Belfon. St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 3 Thursday, July 3rd Smithsville honors Festival Committee ChairVillage opens to nine nights of entertainmentSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Judi ShimelDignitaries gather to celebrate the opening night of festival village Friday night, June 27 in Cruz Bay. Above (L to R): Senator-At-Large Craig Barshinger, Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone, Grand Parade Marshal Elsie Thomas-Trotman, Food Fair honoree Avelino Samuel, Festival Village honoree Leona Smith, Village Committee Chairwoman Jane Johannes, and Lt. Governor Gregory Francis. Festival Village Booth No. 3 bears the theme for the 60th Anniversary in Smithsville.INDEXBusiness Directory ..............20 Connecting with Nature ......22 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Real Estate ....................22-23 Cool Sessions Brass entertains a large crowd of festival goers on June 27 at the St. John Festival Village opening.
BY T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds Territorial and federal government budget cuts minum can recycling program on St. John so St. lia Kalousek is taking the opportunity to reorganize and expand the program to include plastics in addition to glass. I think and hope the public will react to the news of the potential end of recycling within the park and on St. John, and come to the rescue and offer to help, said Kalousek. I thought great, we can get other volunteer groups to adopt-a-bin to support the effort of these under staffed and underfunded organizations! the ebullient Kalousek explained. VIWMA, VINP Cant Keep Up V.I. Waste Management Agency took over the St. John aluminum can collection effort in 2012 after a group of volunteers got it up and running with bright green collection boxes positioned around the island and in the Virgin Islands National Park. VIWMA has Kalousek began reorganizing her volunteers to put the popular project back on track. In fact, improving recycling on island and a Keep St. John Beautiful plan of dumpster area main in the recent survey of community impact focuses, according to Kalousek. People want to see recycling continue and improve so hopefully they will be willing to support it with either donations of funding or volunteer time! Id been trying to coordinate better pick-up scheduling between Waste Management and the Park or to see if the Park could take the bags of cans with their regular trash delivery to Susannaberg, and it wasnt until the VINP warned they would have to curtail the program in the park that I offered to pick up the effort of coordinating volunteers to assist the already underfunded and understaffed organizations, Kalousek wrote St. John Tradewinds. Bottom Line Is Recycling I missed an important bottom line making an appeal to help recycling continue, emailed Kalousek. I was thinking we could make a public appeal in the newspaper for volunteer assistance before pulling the bins, Kalousek wrote. I was hoping that an ar ticle sending out a call for volunteers willing to commit to regular bin maintenance and asking the public not to put glass, plastic and trash in the aluminum can recycle bins around the island and in the park would help the current challenges. With the pending completion of improvements to the Susannaberg Transfer Station including a new ning to reduce the number of bins and collection sites on St. John, and Kalousek sees that as an opportunity for the public to take more responsibility for the communitys recycling efforts. We could send out a call for volunteers and really kick-start the Dumpster Divas and Dudes program that has been in developmental stages of solution brainstorming, Kalousek added, mentioning another project that has come up in committee impact meet ings. We envisioned other organizations and businesses adopting a dumpster, like they Adopt-A-Mile in the states and keep it clean and litter free. Generating Recycling Solutions the St. John aluminum can recycling program. I am still hoping we can generate a potential solution for the challenges WMA and the Park are having up our beach areas, Kalousek said, including: help WMA continue their weekly pick up of recycled aluminum cans around the island by sorting out glass and plastic; help VINP keep the recycling bins by their trash on the lids of the VINPs collection bins) so the recyclable aluminum cans can be continued to be sepa coordinate a reliable schedule of volunteer maintenance of the VINP bins to support Waste Managements weekly pick up schedule. If VINP could, as needed between WMA and volunteer pick ups, take our green recycling bags from the recycle bins with the bags of trash they take from their regular trash bins to Susannaberg, WMA will take the green bags of cans to St. Thomas for recycling, Kalousek added, although she said the VINP may be looking into contracting their own weekly trash pick-up. Continue Improving Recycling Kalousek, meanwhile, plans to follow up on her the bins and signage to encourage aluminum cans only (glass, plastic and other trash in the recycle bins pand and improve recycling island wide. 4 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 There are a lot of things that need to happen to make a consolidated recycling plan work, but these recyclable items are commodities, and although it takes space, staff, equipment, insurance and other overhead expenses, it is being done all over the world and can be done here too. Celia Kalousek, executive director St. John Community Foundation PO BOX 429, ST. 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St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 5 Very First Miss St. John To Lead This Years Parade as MarshalBY ANDREA MILAM St. John Tradewinds Miss St. John in a competition that was vastly different than the glitz, glamor, and perfectly choreographed routines of Thomas-Trotman was chosen to lead the parade because shes made in the St. John community. I feel great about it, said Thomas-Trotman, who cur rently stays busy serving as a commissioner on the Public Services Commission, and as the Board of Stewards chair person at the Bethany Moravian Church. I think its an honor and a privilege, especially since its our 60th anniversary. 1960s was like a popularity contest, recalled ThomasTrotman. I was very young and naive, and I really didnt real ize the importance of it, she said. My mother and Mr. Albert Sewer, who I worked for during my summer breaks, did most of the work. The only thing we had to do was sell chances, or votes, and whoever turned in the most money was the winner. Thomas-Trotman emerged victorious, and said shes glad she earned the Miss St. John title before the competi tion evolved into the dazzling show it is today. I dont know if I could go up on that stage, she said with a laugh. stayed involved with the St. John community in various V.I. Police Department deputy commissioner. Thomas-Trotmans passion for her pursuits was evident when she steered an interview about her selection as parade marshal into a conversation about a new project at the Bethany Moravian Church that requires help from the public. We are working on an extension to our bathroom, mainly because our building is used as a hurricane shelter, she said. By law, we dont have enough bathrooms, so were trying to comply even though we arent getting any in doing the work. Anyone who can help should call me at 776-6782 or the church at 776-6291. Although her duties are never far from her mind, Thomrade. Im looking forward to it being a safe and memorable experience for everyone, she said. In honor of the 60th anniversary, several other past princesses, queens, and princes will appear in the parade, along with dune buggies, brightly painted motorcycles, and the usual colorful costumed troupes and majorettes. Parade chair Natalie Thomas said she expects close to 50 troupes to mittee members. Well have some nice costumes, Thomas said. Theyre The parade is set to kick off by Mongoose Junction on OUR ECONOMY Teach 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 PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT email@example.comB. Greg Milleron the ballotVOTING DISTRICTS ARE NECESSARY IF WE ARE TO OVERCOME THE CURRENT PROBLEMS IN OUR COMMUNITY Fourteen years ago 87 % of the people of the Virgin Islands voted to reduce the number of Senators from 15 to 9. Why has nothing changed? What is the reason that our Senators do not want to review different options of electing Senators in spite of candidates campaigning on platforms that include Election Reform? What is the reason that Taxi Associations, Housing Communities, WAPA employees and other special interest groups are better represented by the Senators than the Community as a whole? Why does it take four years to begin to repair the only road that accesses the Coral Bay Community after a storm washes one lane down the side of the hill? Why are we risking the future of our Government Employees byloaningtheirRetirementfundtoenergy experiments on St. Croix? Why do we continue to lag behind the Caribbean and America in literacy rates and teachers pay while the cost per student is so hig? Why are we leaders in crime rate, murder rate, cost of electricity and number of pot holes in the road? Could it be that all these issues are related to the free for all voting system that we have where all incumbents have big advantage and they all seek votes from the same small voting blocks in the community? St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel Elsie Thomas-Trotman
BY T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds Keeping it simple, between the Enighed Pond waterfront and the Cruz Bay short-term parking lot at the tennis courts as a simple No need for an amphitheater which might focus sound to the annoyance of any neighbors, opined Pickering, an international Reggae performer. by a walkway which could contain temporary structures for concessions at events and performances would be enough, the St. Johnian artist explained. It may not be big enough for the cricket pitch longDual Function as School Sports Field to provide a public venue for performances, events and gatherings including the ultimate proposal for a pobe it. the impact of the Department of Educations closure of consolidation of the islands public schools at the Julius E. Sprauve School in the heart of Cruz Bay which has the necessary classroom capacity but limited playground and sports facilities. With little realistic hope for the promised new center-island St. John educational complex in the foreseeas a sports facility for the islands only public school like the one at the islands private school up country. W ells Ball Field Over-Used Community efforts have tried to maintain the Winschool playground in playing condition, but it is a never-ending battle against the elements and use. A community effort brought the islands Pine Peace Basketball court back to life in walking distance of JESS; the public Cruz Bay tennis courts are serving a burgeoning St. John youth tennis talent pool, and a vide the perfect complement to athletic facilities for the islands school children. Public utilities are available at the site for the possible addition of rest room facilities, and irrigation for Agencys wastewater treatment plant. VIPA Plans Are for Long-T erm Pickering is aware that the V.I. Port Authority may have long-term economic interests in developing the parcel as a container trans-shipping storage facility As it stands, St. Johnian VIPA Chairman Robert OConnor Jr. acknowledged, the Enighed Pond site is an unstable plane of dredged material which will take years to dry out and stabilize if it ever will. There already is concern about what may be in or under the dredge spoils potentially tainted by industrial waste dumped in that area when the pond and its shoreline were used as a community commercial refuse site and even whether the site should be better sealed or covered than it has been. In the meantime, there is federal money available Kalousek. All that is needed is a site for a project.6 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 Pickering Supports Simple Venue for Sports, Music Grass of Course
BY JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds Despite the recent closure of spread rumors that a marina is slated for the area, Rotary Club of St. John members are still committed to renovating the dilapidated Coral Bay basketball court through fundraising and in kind donations. Of course Rotary is going ahead with the renovations, said Rotary Club of St. John member and Coral Bay Community Council president Sharon Coldren. The renovations have nothing to do with the status of the school. The kids and adults of St. John still need that court. Rotary members kicked off a campaign to renovate the run-down court which lacks nets, backboards and a functioning bleacher area back in March with the goal of raising $50,000 from the community for the project. The project will not be funded by the V.I. government, yet the government did execute an agreement between the Moravian Church Conference, which owns the land, and Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, which will oversee the renovations once the funds are raised by Rotary. The land, Parcel 10 Estate Emmaus, is currently under a 100 year lease to T-Rex St. John, LLC, which plans to construct a marina, hotel and restaurant on the property, according to wide-spread rumors.St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 7 Guy Benjamin School Closure and Marina Rumors Not Stopping Coral Bay Basketball Court RenovationsWe need a basketball court now. The written agreement between the Moravian Church Conference and the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation says that if they get approval for a development on the property, the developer has to build a new basketball court elsewhere on the land. Sharon Coldren, CBCC President Continued on Page 18St. John Tradewinds News Photo File by Jaime ElliottTime is of the essence, as the Rotary Club of St. John takes the lead to update the 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
BY AMY ROBERTS St. John Tradewinds You might recognize some of John, a collection of photographs by Imran Stephen featured in the newest issue of Moko Magazine. But dont go looking for it on the newsstands. Moko Magazine (www.mokomagazine.org) is strictly an online publication at this point, although its publishers plan to produce a hold-it-in-yourhands paper magazine in the notso-distant future. Moko Magazine is the brainchild of David Knight Jr., a writer whose family has lived on St. John since the 1930s, and Richard Lavitty Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) on Tortola. The two men met at the Islands Between Conference held at the University of the Virgin Islands in 2012 and discovered that they shared a common dream criticism from artists throughout the Caribbean. They published The third issue of Moko Magazine debuts on July 1. The magazine has its folk art elements. Much of its poetry and many English Caribbean Creoles, the languages spoken in kitchens and bedrooms throughout the region. But the visual art has little to do with pictures of palm trees and sunsets that are so popular in local galleries. We want to publish contemporary art with a Caribbean focus, Knight said. The work has experience. Knight added that it is often a Caribbean artist since this might include people in the diaspora or transplants who are not strictly speaking from the region. You meet very few Caribbean artists who havent moved around a lot. In our new issue we have artists based in Australia and Sweden. One piece in Moko Magazines second issue, entitled Bato Disik, is described in the magazine as with multiple boats similar to the in their villages. The boats are cast out of sugar. Over time the boats disappear, mirroring the disapMauritius. Along with the sugar batos, an 8-minute video entitled Bain De Mer is displayed. The video is inspired by the tragic story of Le Morne, a coastal mountain in Mauritius where an entire village of escaped slaves leaped to their deaths to avoid recapture. Although Mauritius, located off the east coast of Madagascar, is thousands of miles from the Caribbean, the connections with the Caribbean experience are plain. boats known as bateaux in other islands further down the Caribbean chain, is also dying. There are several places in the Lesser Antilles named Le Morne. And the stories of slaves leaping to their death to avoid recapture are told about Mary Point and Ram ist, Andrea Chung, is of Jamaican heritage. Most of the Moko Magazines artists and writers live in Europe, the United States, and other Caribbean Islands. The faces of St. John, by St. Lucia-born photogfeature that deals with St. John. Moko is aiming to bring V.I. artists to the region as much as we want to bring a regional awareness to the V.I., Knight explained. Local writers and artist are encouraged to submit their work to Moko Magazine. (The guidelines for submission are on the website.) Knight said that they tend to receive more submissions from independent Caribbean nations rather than territories. A lot of the independent nations in the Caribbean have invested more in the humanities than the dependent territories. The magazine does not pay for from advertisements. Its a labor of love, as is Knights newest venture, an overview of art history in the Virgin Islands from preColumbian Taino art to contemporary culture. Working with Le Vaughn Belle, who teaches Humanities at University of the Virgin Islands-St. Croix, and curator Priscilla HintzRivera, Knight is now researching artists including Camille Pissaro and Albert Daniel. Theyre planning to unveil the project, including a possible exhibit, in 2017, around the time of the centennial commemoration of the Virgin Islands transfer from Denmark to the United States. Theyre also hoping to publish their work in book form.8 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Amy RobertsDavid Knight, Jr.David Knight Jr. Launches New Edition of Moko Magazine 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) www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757
St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 9 TIME FOR A CHANGEVOTING DISTRICTS ARE NECESSARY IF WE ARE TO OVERCOME THE CURRENT PROBLEMS IN OUR COMMUNITY AD P AID FOR BY GREGMILLER4VIFourteen years ago 87 % of the people of the Virgin Islands voted to reduce the number of Senators from 15 to 9. An overwhelmingly majority of the voters let the leaders of our community know that they thought the community would be better off if there were fewer Senators. Since that time, there have been many candidates that used Election Reform as part of their campaign. And nothing has changed. There has been no serious discussion about creating voting districts to elect senators to represent individual communities within our community, nor changing the Island Administrator position to an elected position so that the Island Administrator is chosen by the people on the island that they administer rather than the Governor. There must be some reason that this very important issue is continuously ignored. The only reason that I can envision is that it is in the best interests of the incumbent Senators to keep the system the way that it is rather than change it to be more representative of the desires of the people. It is obvious that reducing the number of Senators will mean some incumbents will not be re-elected and is not in their best interest. Not quite so obvious is that the current system of the top seven vote-getters on each island becoming Senators is not only not representative of any particular group except special interest groups such as taxi associations, WAPA etc, etc; incumbents can all focus on helping the special interest group and therefore securing their vote. It also heavily favors incumbents because of simple name recognition. It is extremely unlikely that a current Senator will be less well known in the community than a candidate that has not been in the public view for the previous two years. An even greater potential problem with the current system is that every single candidate is competing against every other candidate for Senator in their District. Candidates must try to get the votes of the same special interest groups if they are going to be elected. Regardless of a candidates Political Party or their personal opinions on particular issues they are all competing against each other for the same voters. In the past this has created many alliances that have been detrimental to the community as a whole. There has been great improvement in many areas of the Community and also the functioning of our Government in the last few years but the state of our economy, the level of violent crime, cost of electricity, the literacy rate of the children that go through the public school system are all at levels which are intolerable. We need community leaders that are going to help us, we are tired of helping them and we want things to change. The world at this time is in great turmoil. Wars, economic situations, division amongst countries and within countries and the pollution we are creating are all at levels which are unsustainable. We in the Virgin Islands have a unique potential United States and at the same time we are extremely autonomous and to a large degree control our own destiny. We are a very diverse community; racially, culturally, and economically and we need to take advantage of that diversity to help the community rather than continue to focus on the differences. It is one thing to say Good Morning to everyone that you meet, and a nice thing to do, but it is quite another to help each other. The children in our public schools need our help. The young adults turning to violence and crime need our help. The community needs the creation of more jobs and the training to do those jobs. Our government work force needs the training and guidance to provide the service that we need to advance. The people and the businesses need a dependable and economical system of providing electrical energy. These are all things that we can have but we need to have leaders that are working for the well-being of the community. As we have seen, this system of free for all election of Senators is a hindrance to our growth. As we have seen, the Senators have determined that it is in their self-interest to keep the system they way that it is rather than modify it in response to the concerns of the people. It is not in the best interest of the community to keep things the way that they are although it is in the best interest of the incumbents. If the current Senators continue to refuse to address this issue it is time to elect senators that will address it. firstname.lastname@example.org B. Gregory Milleron the ballot St. John Tradewinds The latest additions to the ter ritorys mass transit system have edged closer to begin plying the waters between Cruz Bay, St. John and Red Hook, St. Thomas, announced Public Works Commissioner Darryl A. Smalls last week. tion of inspections administered by two new state-of-the-art passenger ferries, Red Hook I and Cruz Bay ing over before being turned over to the two franchise operators, Transportation Services and Var lack Ventures, Smalls said. nal preparation for being brought into service the vessels are undergoing a hull cleaning process and the application of a coating to of the running gear. The vessels are out of the water to facilitate this process. Since they arrived in the territory late last year, the ferries have been docked near the Crown Bay Marina. Additionally, the operating ment of the Virgin Islands and the Government Ferries Are Closer To Begin Providing Inter-Island Servicereview prior to execution by all parties. While this has been a long process to initiate service with the new ferries, I thank and commend everyone involved for their commitment in ensuring that we have a comprehensive agreement that protects the new ferries, vital assets of the territorys transportation system. St. John Tradewinds The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advises the public that all boating regislicensing for 2014-2015 will be conducted as follows [Please note the new license registra tion protocol]: St. Thomas/St. JohnDivision of Environmental Enforcement, Cyril E. King Airport from 9am-12pm and 1-3:30pm. Recreational boat & mooring registration June 16 to June 30, 2014 censing and boat registration July 14 to July 16, 2014 quired to call the Division of 340-775-6762 for an appoint ment slot. Please be advised laborative presentation from servation Program, NOAA which may require 40 minutes prior to registration. of St. John will be required to travel to Department of Planning and Natural Resources on St. Thomas. quired to call the Division of 1955 for an appointment slot. ers are to receive a collabora NOAA Coral Reef Conservamay require 40 minutes prior to registration. Appointments range between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m., with limited slots per appointment time. Please call early to secure an appointment helpers you intend to have accompany you. Note: Presentations must be received during the registration process. If you are not able to register during the allotted time frame, late registration will still entail the presentation component; thus, it is recommended that you register during the allotted times in July. In order to be eligible for must come prepared with all necessary documents, including helper cards, at the time scheduled for their appointment and be up to date on submission of commercial catch report forms. & Wildlife at 340-775-6762 on St. Thomas to schedule appoint ments and for more details. Boating Registration and Commercial Fishers Licensing Scheduled
BY T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds Barry Duncans long, full white-grey goatee gives proof to his advertised claim of 35 years of experience in the USA, USVI and PR. By his own count, Barry made landfall on St. John as a 21 year old surfer and didnt get too far from the beach of Cruz Bay before he landed a job helping build the beachfront landmark Wharfside Village. Actually, the islands legendary Doris Jadan and her Russian opera singer husband in the Jadans complex of simple houses on the ridge behind what is now the roof of the She put me in one of their houses and I did a lot of work for them, Barry recalled. The Penthouse at Wharfside Barry soon was sleeping in the roof-top housing for the air conditioning for Wharfside Village as he helped ground-breaking island developer Mo Poulon build the signature St. John beachfront commercial property at the islands ferry dock. Mo always wondered out loud why Barry recalled. He never knew. Mo Poulon is still a person who did an awful lot for this island, Duncan said of the developer behind numerous island projects including the Lavender Hill and Century Hill condominiums. He was a tough guy and he was in a position where he had to do what he had to do. Mo is a good person, Barry said succinctly. Getting It Done As the legend goes, Barry subsequently took on any role that needed to get done in the islands overall economic development fueled by the burgeoning residential and commercial construction industry. Boy paint store in 1993 at the nascent Lumberyard commercial center which actually wasnt that much of a lumberyard, Barry acknowledges. In those days, Duncan tooled around with the steering wheel on the right and a palm frond roof some old guy had it before me. It wasnt too long before Barry opened a hardware store in 40-foot converted container behind what is now Candis Barbeque as he continued painting and contracting and later opened Coral Bay Hardware Crashed Planes and Bikinis Barry may be best known for the Crash Landing rooftop restaurant and bar over looking Wharfside Village with its iconic mini-seaplane crashing into its roof. Duncans then-wife Amy opened Love City Surf Shack and bathing suit boutique. greener Caribbean pastures, but he didnt get farther than Vieques, the Puerto Rico island closest to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Barrys greener pasture actually has a horse in it. tings are slow on Vieques But tings are slow on Vieques as far as business is concerned, admits Barry, so hes back on St. John taking on work Today, Duncan is living on the job at a full renovation project hes performing on an old island cottage in Cruz Bay up the road and lifestyle from his old Wharfside Village rooftop digs with a sunset view home at what is now the Ivan Jadan Museum. After work, Barry chats with passersby from the street level balcony of his renovation work in progress about being home on St. John and of his home on Vieques which he can almost see to the west of St. Thomas. Barry gets tongue-tied as he tries to explain his relationship with St. John he and always will be the North Carolina-born surfers home. 10 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 RETAIL/OFFICE FOR LEASE 100 to 4,000 SQ FT SPACE AVAILABLE AMPLE PARKING! Call (410) 357 6208 Barry Duncan Is Back To Paint St. JohnA younger Barry Duncan, left (second from left) at the old Coral Bay Hardware, a wiser Barry Duncan, above left, and the old Crash Landing (now Banana Deck), above right.
St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 11 St. John Tradewinds The St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections reminds residents of the Virgin Islands that the last day to register to vote in the Primary Election is Wednesday, July 2. by July 2. To give residents more time, the Board of Elections will extend registration hours on July 2, John OvcinaSt. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts congratulates those students who audiScholarship. Scholarship winners are: Kwanye Jarvis (Bronze Level), Naima Level), John Ovcina (Bronze Level), Trystein Pierre (Platinum Level) tuition for 2014-15 school year at SJSA. Each recipient auditioned in front of three independent judges and truly showed a desire, commitment and focus in their chosen art form.Seven Students Awarded Ruth Sis Frank Merit Scholarship Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 e: email@example.com w: www.islandcork.com 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 Discover the Treasures!Annual Carnival SALE NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY!Open every dayLocated upstairs at Mongoose Junction Naina Krigger Emily Wild Trystein Pierre Kwanye Jarvis Nadia Leoni Aaliyah Lord Voting Registration Extended to 7 p.m. July 2
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St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Villa Bougainvillea is conveniently located in Cruz bay with Views of Moorehead Point and Frank Bay, above, and is comprised of two separate apartments. Gallows Point Resort, Cruz Bay(340)776-0001email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.ocean362.com Bar & Lounge Opens at 5:30 pm Dining Room Opens at 6pm Wednesday-Monday Reservations Appreciated Full Bar Resort Casual Dress Credit Cards AcceptedLO C AL S ONL Y : Off-Season Weekly Specials Sundays Kids Night**Children Twelve years of age and under eat off of our childrens menu for free with parents or legal guardians Mondays 15 Percent Off Night**All food and drink is discounted 15% (Tuesdays Ocean 362 is closed) Wednesdays Half Off Appetizers**All appetizers on our menu are discounted 50% Thursdays Half Off Wines**All bottles of wine on our wine list are discounted 50% 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 BY JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds Enjoy water views and stunning tropical sunset vistas from Villa Bougainvillea which offers a new buyer tons of potential. This four bedroom, three bathroom home is spread across two apartments on two separate levels right in Cruz Bay town and is for sale for $825,000, explained Holiday Homes of St. John broker associate Jan Courlas. Bay beach, Villa Bougainvillea puts one just a few minutes stroll from all the dining, shopping and nightlife of Cruz Bay. The perfect buyer for this property will love being in town and within walking distance of all the amenities of shops, galleries, restaurants and churches, said Courlas. Soak up beautiful Caribbean sunset views across Pillsbury Sound and watch as the lights of St. Thomas twinkle to life in the distance. Villa Bougainvillea boasts beautiful stone work, a gated yard and a views from both levels. The perfect buyer for Villa Bougainvillea would be someone looking for a diamond in the rough, Courlas explained. This home will suit a buyer who will enjoy redecorating and making upgrades to this beautiful stone building which is waiting for some love and attention, said the Holiday Homes of St. John broker associate. Villa Bougainvillea is composed of two spacious apartments spread over two levels with private entrances. The buyer will like the two level, two apartment feature of this in-town home, said Courlas. You can live in one apartment and rent the other. apartment with an expansive great room with over sized windows which let in tons of air and natural St. Thomas in the distance from this cool and soundly constructed apartment. The lower unit at Villa Bougainvillea boasts two bedrooms and one bathroom as well as a specious living room and a large, covered veranda with water views. Mature trees, extensive island stone work and a fully fenced yard not to mention the ability to stroll out your front door and walk a few feet to the azure amenities offered at Villa Bougainvillea. call Broker Jan Courlas at Holiday Homes of St. John at (340) 776-6776 or on her cell phone at (340) 6435102. Villa Bougainvillea Offers Water Views, Sunset Vistas and Lots of Potential
Dear Good People of Coral Bay: Once again, Thank you from the Pets and Vets!!!! I would not have thought it possible, but we made more on a summer yard sale than one in March. The grand total was $958, so checks for $479 went (Pets2vets). We surpassed last years total with the two sales, yard sale yet. Where does it come from?? Many thanks to Jim son, Meagan Elliott, Bev Melius, Cindy Costanzo, Emily Lundberg and Bert Bryson, Angelo and Colleen Liberatore, Trish Capuano, Bryn Liller, Alisa Nancy Stromp. All gave donations of stuff or cash, and big or small, every one is greatly appreciated. Special mention must be made of Peggy and Roy Pepper) who gave enormous amounts of cool stuff literal truckloads. Look for more of their stuff in November. who give up a Saturday to sort, hang, sell, bag, and rearrange. The yard sale ladies this go round were absolutely couldnt get done without them. Where is it kept? Once again, my great thanks to Privateer Bay Homeowners Association, for the use of dry and clean storage. No way I can keep this stuff on a boat until sale day their kindness is indispensable. Who buys it?? All you great peopleYou have no idea how much fun you make it, and how we look for ward to joking with you all. Come and buy or come and chat with us, its all good. I hope when you use your towel, or rototiller, or whatnot, that you give Thanks that you dont need the sort of help the pets and vets do, and give yourself a big hug for helping them. I truly appreciate each one who gave time, money, or stuff, and who came by to buy or talk. See you in November! Angela Ebner P.S. organizations, go to www.teamriverrunner.org and to wwwp2v.org. P.P.S. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 14 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 20) Letters to St. John Tradewinds Is there anywhere other than St. John where a gasoline tanker truck climbs a 35% grade through a dense residential neighborhood to park in a public road to pump gasoline uphill? If this continues, some day, South Shore Road will be a river of Larry BestSouth Shore Road in Danger of FireThank you Coral Bay, From Pets and Vets WHAT DO YOU THINK?NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JULY 3RDSend your letters/opinions to: email@example.com St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat existing 3,200 square foot structure.
St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 15 Rhythm & ViewsAn outlook on young adult and student interests and concerns by Raven Phillips-LoveRunning for St. John Fstival Jr. Miss Island Green Building Association St. John Tradewinds Recently I had the opportunity to compete in the been held since 2005, but in celebration of the 60th vived once again. The pageant showcased the personality, grace, and poise of four young ladies; two from St. John and two from St. Thomas. It was a night of music, culture, dancing, singing, and acting that culminated in the crowning of a brand new Jr. Miss St. John. It goes without saying that a lot of work went into this pageant. This work was executed not only by the contestants and their chaperones, but the pageant committee as well. Im certain that there were hours of sleep lost, tears with the pageant. The whole process began way back explained the various rules and regulations of the pageant like the age requirement (12-15 years old), having 70 percent cumulative grade in school, and the The Committee also provided us with a calendar that detailed all the different events that the contestants needed to be present for. Each event was an opportunity to showcase not only the contestants abili ties, but also St. John as a whole, so the committee members put extra emphasis on being present at each event. That meeting marked the beginning of the long journey towards the stage. with practices, meetings, dresses, makeup, speeches, and a large array of appearances. It was a bit over whelming, but I knew what I was getting myself into. I had accepted from day one that it was going to be a lot of tiring and sometimes tedious work. I knew that there would be days that I just didnt feel like moving and days that I might even want to quit. I didnt quit because I knew it would be worth it in the end. Believe it or not, the few precious minutes you get to be on stage makes the whole process worth it. Pageantry is something Ive done for a very long time and I love it dearly. I can admit that pageantry may not be for everyone, but its something that every girl should try at least once. It can be grueling and stressful at times, but its a very rewarding experience. In my opinion, the Jr. Miss pageant was successful. ly. Despite this, the main complaint amongst the attendees is one uttered much too often: the wrong per son won. This is a complaint that has been repeated in almost every pageant Ive ever competed in. What we all need to understand is that every contestant in their familys money, but their own free time as well. have more supporters than others, and some are more experienced than others. But at the end of the day there can only be one winner. As a community its our job to trust the judges to make a fair decision, and to support all of the contestants, no matter who wins. We should not be berat ing a girl for losing, in the same way we shouldnt be ostracizing a girl for winning. Pageantry is a lot of work and it takes a lot out of you. The last thing any contestant needs is mistreatment from the people she is or was trying to represent. Its okay to have extra love and support for a spetestants with the respect they deserve. Have faith and DAzhae Harrigan.St. John Tradewinds News Photo File by Judi Shimel Phillips-Love competed against winner ISLAND NOTES from the publisherDeepest sympathy and condolences to the Anderson Family on the passing of Norman. MN
16 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885. Monday, June 30 in the assessment of penalties and interest, withdrawal of good standing status, or even administrative dissolution. Corporations and Trademarks staff will be on St. John on in the Islandia Building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. W ednsday, July 2 tion by Wednesday, July 2 in order to vote in the primary election on August 2. Thursday, July 3 This year a special effort has been made to bring Emancipation into focus as St. Johnians celebrate the 166th year since chattel slavery was abolished in the then Danish West Indies. A full days program is planned for Thursday, July 3, the Territorys at 11 a.m. Friday, July 4 dock in Cruz Bay. Independence Day, National holiday Junction. Bay harbor starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 5 Saturday, November 22 The Rotary Club of St. John will host the organizations aninside the Westin ballroom. The fundraiser will include about 24 participating restaurants, live music by Cool Sessions, a number of wine distributors and silent auction. Details to follow later. 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 Strange Skin Formations on Donkey At least one of the two male donkeys in two pairs that travel between Caneel Bay and Jumbie Beach has strange skin formations on its hind quarters and shoulders.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatSt. John Tradewinds ST.THOMAS The Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth and Recreation chaired by Sen. Myron D. Jackson met at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall Monday afternoon, where they approved a measure to honor and commend Megan Hodge for her outstanding performance in the sport of volleyball. Bill No. 30-0395 proposed by Senate President yes, two absent. Mark Daniel, Vice President of the Virgin Islands well with many members representing the Virgin Islands in numerous international tournaments over the nizes Megan Hodges amazing achievements on the national and international level. Michael C. Hodge, Hodges father and founder of the Jammers Volleyball Club n Durham, North Carolina shared just a few of Hodges accolades over the She was also selected as a member of the USA Volleyball Olympic Team. The Committee also reconsidered Bill No. 300418, a measure to establish a Virgin Islands Sports Commission and a National Sports Policy within the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation that would be responsible for the regulating sports, recreation, leisure and wellness programs in the Virgin Islands. Bill No. 30-0418 was created to address a comprehensive sports policy for the territory, said the lands has produced world class athletes with a population of 100,000. I think thats remarkable given the size and the resources of this territory. Representatives of varying sports entities supportgreatly needed across the board. The measure was held in committee pending further amendments.Accomplished Athlete Megan Hodge Honored
St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 17 Antilles Graduate Nemeth T akes Part in Institutional Investment All-America Competition 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 Johnsfollylearninginstitute@gmail.com $150 NON REFUNDABLE CAMP FEE Contact # 776 2353 Register online @ www.johnsfolly.org or Johns Folly Learning Institute (On site) St. John Tradewinds Antilles School graduate and St. John resident Jozsef Nemeth, University represented the school at the Institutional Investors AllAmerica Student Analyst Competition. Nemeth, pictured, participated as one of 700 students representing 34 colleges and universities from all over the United States. Nemeth, as well as other students throughout the years, have joined the contest through the investment class taught by Chris Tobler, Ph.D., This year, Nemeth was ranked two categories, placing him higher than students from some of the top schools in the country. In the investment class I offer, part of the students grade is determined by their ability to use investment software and becoming familiar with trading strategies, said Tobler. Jozsef has been our top student for the last couple of years. He has been in the Robecause it is usually reserved for seniors, and is currently working his hedge fund. Participants managed a faux portfolio of investments amount ing to $100,000 each in an environment representative of those used by professional traders. Every portfolio tracked the equity value, losses on a daily basis, and mar keting to all positions, as a prime broker would. Participants had to Reserve Board rule designating a 50 percent margin requirement on initial stock purchases. They were then free to trade in any of the seven industry sectors: nancial Institutions, Health Care, and Technology, Media & Tele communications. The Student Analyst Competition was very interesting, as it allowed me to practice different stock-picking techniques and track my performance, said Nemeth. I also saw it as an opportunity to prethat I was taking the following professional that sets target prices, it is key to prevent abnormal losses from irrational decisions. The Student Analyst Competition allows our students to master the theories and strategies we teach them in class and apply them in the real world, said Tobler. Its a great experiential learning component of our curriculum. This story originally appeared on: http://www.stetson.edu/portal/ stetson-today/2014/06/hatter-atnational-investment-competition/. It was submitted to St. John Tradewinds by Jozsef Nemeths mother, St. John resident Nancy Nemeth. Jozsef Nemeth SUBMIT YOUR OPINIONS TO: email@example.com St. John Tradewinds lyn Chabuz, a Bio Sci, Premedical major from St John, earned Institute of Technologys Spring Commencement in May. is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. The university is ranked in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14, has been Buy in College Education, is designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, is one of just Colleges and is recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best college for return on investTech as the top university in potential. The Melbourne-based university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.
far for the project, the nearby elementary school was recently shuttered by the Department of Education and rumors have been rampant about the likelihood of the marina development moving forward by T-Rex. The schools closing, however, doesnt mean youth and adults in the area dont still need recreation facilities and even if a marina is built, it is likely years away, according to Coldren. We need a basketball court now, said Coldren. The written agreement between the Moravian Church Conference and the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation says that if they get approval for a development on the property, the developer has to build a new basketball court elsewhere on the land. away, she said. The project calls for resurfacing the existing court and repairing the bleachers, goals and baskets to the tune of about $50,000 with in kind donations as opposed to the cost it would run of constructing a whole new court, Coldren added. If we were building a 30 year basketball court, like they did in Cruz Bay, wed be talking about a $250,000 project like in Cruz Bay, Coldren said. But what were talking about are renovations to the basketball court we have. Were repairing the court with the understanding that it will likely be used for And we understand that developers will put in a new court before having this basketball court being turned into an alternate use, she said. Contributing to this project is a promise of a continued public basketball court in Coral Bay. The renovations come a year after lighting in the area was upgraded thanks to a federal LED grant, making costly electrical upgrades unnecessary, Coldren added. needed and realize savings from vendors, the CBCC president explained. Were hoping to make up the rest with additional contributions this summer as well as in kind donations, said Coldren. We are talking with vendors of asphalt and fencing and bleacher wood to see what deals they can give us in terms of discounts so we can meet that target expenditure of $50,000. Some of the items we need are very expensive, so were going to need help with the companies who supply those vendors like barge travel and gravel, she said. We will need help from them with reduced costs in order to make this work. to the basketball court renovation project which will be successful only with community support, Coldren added. We recognize that the whole community will contribute one way or another to make this happen, she said. Were still encouraging donations and we also need those vendors who can provide some of the things we need to do so at a discounted rate. That is what were counting. Renovations, which also include painting lines to make the court available for volleyball and pickleball use, are still expected to be complete by Septem ber, according to Coldren. The project should be complete by early Septem ber but at this point we dont have an exact date since school opens, she said. Rotary Club of St. John is accepting tax deduct ible donations to the Coral Bay basketball court refur bishment. Checks, with Coral Bay basketball court written in the memo line, can be made out to Rotary 710, St. John, VI, 00831. nity Council president Sharon Coldren at (340) 7762099.18 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 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 SJCF Sees Recycling Opportunities in VIThe St. Croix dump closed and they now have a separation station; CBCC has been working on plans for a St. John separation station, Kalousek added. potential solutions including crushers for cans and the table with them to see how we can improve recycling on island. An intern from Duke University did her thesis on potential solutions for plastic recycling on island several years ago, and now graduated, she is working with a company that offered to give us a plastics baler if we can build a program of support to start recycling plastic water and soda bottles, Kalousek said. There are a lot of things that need to happen to make a consolidated recycling plan work, but these recyclable items are commodities, and although it takes space, staff, equipment, insurance and other overhead expenses, it is being done all over the world and can be done here too, Kalousek said. Continued from Page 4Coral Bay Basketball Court RenovationsSt. John Tradewinds News Photo File by Jaime ElliottThe project includes repairing the wornout bleacher, above. Continued from Page 7
St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 19 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking you to continue to help make the Virgin Islands a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. If you know something, say something as the cost of all crime is ultimately paid for by the law-abiding citizens via higher prices and higher taxes. St. John On Monday, June 16 at 12:45 p.m., police received a report about a burglary at Calabash Boom. The complainant stated that the apartment was broken into and several items were stolen, including a box spring and a mattress. Other items were moved around. The suspects used a truck or a vehicle large enough to haul the stolen items. Please help police in solving this case. St. Thomas On Saturday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m., a 40-year-old man was in the area of Windward Passage where He was handed a bag with what appeared to contain counterfeit money and other illegal items. A not shot, he did sustain a stab wound from his own knife when he fell on the ground. St. Croix On Saturday, June 14 at about 10 p.m., a 911 jured in a shooting at Aureo Diaz housing community. The three residents of the apartment were shot through the door by an undetermined number of assailants. If you were in this housing commu nity and observed anyone with a gun, or running away from the apartment, or you might know the perpetrators, please let us know. Please help put an end to senseless violent acts in our communities. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) with any details.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsNews Photo Courtesy fo USCGA make-shift raft that Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo rescue a Haitian migrant, left, from the water west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico, Friday. The suspected smugglers, in avoid interdiction, allegedly threatened the migrants onboard and forced two Haitians, including a minor, overboard without life jackets. St. John Tradewinds MIAMI After being rescued Knight Island, 53 Cuban migrants were repatriated to Bahia de CabaThese repatriations are a result gally migrate to the United States Straits stemming back to Monday. the cases were: Margaret Norvell 154-foot fast resposnse cutter homeported in Miami. Knight Island, 110-foot patrol boat homeVigilant 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Port Canaveral, cal partners are maintaining a rousing a variety of surface and avia tion assets and continually seeking ways to most effectively deploy force packages, said Cmdr. Timothy Cronin, deputy chief of enDistrict. There is a legal way to seek entry into the United States. sea and attempt to illegally enter, out there to save you from the sea, but we will also prevent you from crossing our borders. And once we safely embark you on board our ships, we will quickly return you to your country of origin. cutter all migrants receive food, water, shelter, and basic medical attention. In the month of June, 217 Cuban migrants have been interdicted to legally immigrate to the U.S., call U.S. Citizenship and Immigra tion Services (USCIS) at 1-800375-5283.Coast Guard Repatriates 53 Cuban Migrants
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lus antillensis) is a similar tree frog, also mostly found only in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands but not as common. In addition to its red eyes, it also has distinctive black streaks in front and back of its eyes. During the day, these frogs are generally hiding on the ground, but at night they get up on low bushes and branches to catch insects. After a rainstorm, the female will lay eggs in the wet leaf litter. These eggs too will hatch without any tadpole stage. todactylus albilabris) is semi-aquatic and needs to be close to water for breeding. The eggs are laid on the ground near a stream or a ditch suitable for tadpoles. Pearl found lots of these tadpoles in large puddles of water along the road by VIERS. One of things Pearl is investigating is whether there are impacts on local frogs due to the introduction of three non-native species: the Puerto Rican Coqui, the Cuban Tree St. John is a small island and, as everyone knows, nonnatives can be quite invasive, disrupting the domains and routines of the locals, and encroaching on or destroying their habitats. Most people in St. John are already familiar with the Cuban frogs, which are much larger that the native ones. So far Pearl has not seen much impact from them on local St. John frogs, though in the British Virgin Islands coqui populations seem to be declining where Cuban frogs have spread into their customary habitats. (These big frogs can also cause lots of trouble for homeowners by squeezing into the water pipes and even breeding in swimming pools). The even larger cane toads are of more concern. They have been showing up in Coral Bay, probably arriving in sive species). 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Pearl Cales with Cuban Tree Frog, above right, photo Richard Veit.Continued from Previous Page
24 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersSmithsville Gets Festive at Village OpeningResidents and tourists young and older celebrate the opening of Smithsville in Cruz Bay for the 60th Anniversary of St. John Festival. The Village was named in honor of the St. John Festival and Cultural Organization president and St. John Administrator Leona Smith.