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New Ferries Provide Airline Style Ride in Plush ComfortPage 10St. John Youth Come Out for Summer Slam BasketballPage 13 July 7-13, 2014 Copyright 2014 Jim Dalmida To Launch Write-in Campaign for Senator at LargePage 8 Parade Party Entertains Festival CrowdStudents from Guy H. Benjamin School and Julius E. Sprauve School teamed FESTIVAL PHOTOS ON PAGES 2-8, AND 22-24.Tradewinds E S F T IVLAC G E A REVO Miles Stair Named Realtor of the YearPage 11


BY ANDREA MILAM St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY The sun shone down on St. John as the streets of Cruz Bay came alive with color and energy on Friday, July 4, when St. John Festival revelers danced through the island town. The 2014 Festival parade marked the 60th year that St. John residents and visitors alike have celebrated the Fourth of July with a uniquely CaYoung and old lined the parade route, with many claiming their spots hours before the 11 a.m. start time so as not to miss a moment of the action. Its a fun thing to do, said St. Thomian Ronnie Lockhart, who attends the St. John Festival parade every year. Its short and sweet. I watch it from beginning to end.2 St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne, Raven Philips NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 ADVERTISING MAILING ADDRESS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year email: 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 New Troupes Dance Through Cruz Bay Alongside Old Favorites at 60th Anniversary Festival ParadeBY T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY Franklin Powell Sr. Park in Cruz Bay was the focus of reverent historical remembrances Thursday, July 3, 2014, for the St. John Emancipation Day festivities with the appropriate insistence on historical accuracy. Interspersed with musical entertainment from Flambeau Combo and the Bertha Boschulte Quelbe, St. Johnian Emmanuel Mano Boyd blew the ceremonial conch shell horn; Marcella presented an Emancipation Dance; and the St. John a capella group NHarmony provided musical selections. issued by Governor John P. deJongh, St. Johnian historian and scholar Dr. Gilbert Sprauve set the tone for the solemn event by reminding the festive crowd of the true historic nature of the event. Celebrating the 166th year since chattel slavery was abolished in the Danish West Indies, Dr. Sprauve reminded the audience The St. John uprising was a revolution not a revolt, Dr. Sprauve distinguished, with the leaders of the uprising setting up a government for six months. Following an open mic forum on Emancipation and Independence, the festivities concluded with a torchlight procession led by Pan-Round-De-Neck. Politicians were kept to a limited participation in the event ute presentation.July 3 Emancipation Day Festivities Celebrate of St. John Revolution St. John Tradewinds Under the direction of Mr. Jones, the Flambeau Combo from the Boschulte Middle School performed St. John Tradewinds


St. John Festival Jr. Miss contestants (L to R) Raven Fourth parade on Friday. St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 3 Thursday, July 10th 2014 RAIN DATA(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: JUNE 2014AVERAGE JUNETOTAL Y-T-DY-T-D AVERAGESt. John Tradewinds left, St. John resident Gina Wellner, above, and a beautiful St. John Tradewinds INDEX Community Calendar ..........16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Cryptoquip ...........................21 Obituary ..............................16 St. John Tradewinds Lockhart said he was most looking forward to seeing pan round de neck troupes, and the famed Gypsy Troupe, which was founded in 1952 by his mother and father. Joining Lockhart was Pat Bailey, also a St. Thomas native who comes to St. John for the parade every year. I like to support the culture of the Virgin Islands and our diversity, said Bailey, whose history is also rooted in St. Thomas Carnival his mother, Kay Bailey, was one of the founders of the St. Thomas parade in the 1950s. Love Citys parade really carries the spirit of St. Thomas Carnival in days past. In honor of the 60th anniversary of St. John Festival, there were some special entries in the parade this year, including the appearance of many past princes, princesses, and queens. Parade marshal Elsie Thomjoy as she waved to the crowd from atop her convert ible. The Festival Committee, the group that puts in all the hard work behind the scenes, had a troupe of its own, featuring a Shine Bright Like a Diamond theme complete with dazzling beaded costumes and feathered headbands. Festival parade mainstays, the Shaka Zulus, did not disappoint with their intricate African-themed costumes; many troupe members let out great roars while lunging toward those lining the parade route, much to parade-goers delight. Some troupes danced behind bands giving live performances, including Cool Session Brass, while ant speakers. The St. John Brewers troupe threw out beaded necklaces and candy to children lining the parade route. Even the V.I. Water and Power Authority propane tank and solar panels. Always an entertaining display of Virgin Islands culture, Chester Mighty Groover Bradys one-man Queen Breffu, who helped lead the 1733 St. John slave revolt, as well as the three queens Mary, Matilda, and Agnes who played leading roles in the 1878 St. Croix Fireburn. the islands over the years, said Brady. Every year I have a different cultural display. Its never the same thing twice. Governor John deJongh watched the procession from the stand along the waterfront along with other Im looking forward to seeing all the troupes, particularly those with young people, said deJongh. I enjoy seeing friends, family, and new visitors to St. John. The Festival parade is special its small and display over Cruz Bay, which attracted hundreds of people who lined Cruz Bay beach to take in the show. Continued on From Previous Page


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6 St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 Freshwater Church Mission Team Mans Childrens Village GamesBY JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY After spending all day playing basketball with St. John youth, many people would certainly look forward to a quiet evening at home. Not so for about 20 members of a visiting mission team. The group wrapped up a long day at Summer Slam Basketball Camp last week (see related story on opposite page) by heading over to Cruz Bay to volunteer at Childrens Village each night. The mission team was hosted by Freshwater Church, a church which was planted on St. John by pastor Terry Lansdale about a year and a half ago. Lansdale, along with his wife Marta, began visiting St. John in 2005 and always wanted to establish a church on the island. I am a pastor and a church planter, said Lansdale. I started and grew several churches in Missouri. I knew I would come down here, but I had to wait while I was working in the states where I planted and grew a church. Then the time was right for us to come and were excited, he said. Freshwater Church welcomed the mission team, which hailed largely from the New York metropolitan area and paid their own way down. The group stayed at Cinnamon Bay and at private homes while volunteering at the Summer Slam Basketball Camp and St. John Childrens Village. Weve kept them pretty busy and everyone has had a great time with the kids, Lansdale said. St. John Tradewinds


BY JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY Just as Love City adults anxiously await the music and entertainment at St. John Festival Village each July, the islands younger residents count down the days to the annual Childrens Village. Last week, those kids enjoyed games, prizes, face-painting and a bouncy house near the V.I. Nafor six nights, Saturday, June 28, through Thursday, July 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. nights but this year we opened on Saturday and ran for six full nights, said Rotary Club of St. John past president Joan Bermingham. Rotary Club of St. John took the project over from St. John Community Foundation several years ago and now hosts and organizes the village with strong help from St. John Accommodation Council. The drugand alcohol-free area is a safe and fun zone for the islands youth while the annual St. John Festival and Festival Village is running at the U.S. Customs parking lot. Games at the childrens village this year ranged from the everpopular bouncy house to matchbox racing cars, a basketball toss and balloon-popping darts. For only 50-cents a ticket, kids of all ages tried their hands at the games in hopes of earning enough St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 7 Continued on Page 18St. John Tradewinds 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 Bouncy House, Race Cars and More Draw St. John Youth to Childrens Village St. John Tradewinds


8 St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 GOING ON VACATION?Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today! 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 BY T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds Former St. John Administrator James Dalmida is going to mount a write-in campaign for Senator at Large so voters can have a better choice in the November election, Dalmi da told St. John Tradewinds in late June. Dalmida, who served as island administrator in the Schneider administration, withdrew his announced candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the St. John V.I. Senate seat questioned his residency eligi bility because Dalmida has been working out of the territory. ida for tax documentation of his three-year USVI residency at didacy papers, the popular administrator and hospitality industry professional said he was unable to provide the necessary documentation before the deadline imposed and he withdrew his candidacy promising to try again. On June 28, Dalmida told St. John Tradewinds by e-mail that he would be mounting a write-in campaign instead of waiting for the next election to primary. Because so many people are asking me to do something so they can have a better choice than they have now, we are running a write-in campaign, Dalmida e-mailed Tradewinds. We are going forward because many Virgin Islanders feel that it is time for a new way of thinking, I am working with an attorney so I am limited on what I can disclose at this time, Dalmida added. We will have a press release ready after the holidays. nied Senator at Large bids by Democratic B. Greg Miller and Republican Jodi Hodge based on the Board of Elections three-year St. John residency requirement leaving only two Senator at Large in the November election: the controversial Ronnie Jones as the Democratic candidate and the Independent candidate, former Senator at Large Almando Liburd. And, Dalmida hopes, Other or Write-in.Campaign Pens or Pencils Soon Come? Jimmy Dalmida To Launch Write-in Campaign for Senator at Large Seat Tradewinds romp, above.


St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 9 TIME FOR A CHANGELets all work together to reduce the cost of electricity AD P AID FOR BY GREGMILLER4VIWAPA says that 76% of the cost of electricity, or 40 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH) is for fuel. Yet the Senate is seriously restricting the public and private use of renewable energy systems to produce electricity. Why is that? Recently the Senate enacted Bill No. 30-0004 which provides for payment for renewable energy created by non-WAPA entities via a Feed In Tariff (FIT). Participants in the FIT program will be paid $0.26/kwh for electricity they contribute to WAPAs grid. The legislation allows the Public Serivce Commission (PSC) to adjust the FIT payments up or down annually. It also limits the amount of solar Virgin Islands long-term energy plan (2014 thru 2025) restricts solar to only 20 to 25% of our total energy requirement and will continue to rely on fossil fuel for 40% of Territorys energy needs. By comparison Aruba is planning to be 100% renewable by 2020! The island of St. Croix is limited to 5MW and St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island is limited to 10 MW. St. Croix has already exceeded its limit and DPNR has restricted applications on St. Thomas and St. John. Once these limits have been reached no new renewable systems will be allowed to connect to the grid. The cost of electricity in the Virgin Islands is having a very serious negative impact on our economy. The cost of electricity has been the reason for many business closings which has eliminated jobs in the private sector. The unreliability of electricity in the Virgin Islands creates a problem for all businesses, including the Hospitality business, which is a major source of income for the Virgin Islands. We live in an environment that is blessed with abundant renewable energy resources. Tides, sun, wind can all be used to create energy, but our system of a Government Agency providing us with electrical energy has strapped us with some of the highest energy costs in the Caribbean and the highest in the United States. The problem with WAPA is the same problem with all of our government agencies; lack of planning, lack of training, and lack of maintenance. We need to begin to change this. Electricity generation and distribution in all most all developing countries is managed by the government because of the lack of alternatives. As countries develop they usually privatize electricity systems. WAPA currently has about 600 employees, they along with their families and WAPA employees who have retired and are receiving a pension from the GERS, form a substantial voting block within the Virgin Islands. It is a very serious mistake to think that keeping WAPA structured as it is now Because we are a small insular community, the inherent lack of technological resources has kept WAPA from developing maintenance systems necessary to keep the system operating and also limits the ability to introduce modern generation systems. Around the world renewable energy systems (solar & wind) are being used in conjunction with man-made water reservoirs built on hillsides to store surplus energy. These reservoirs are operated like a hydro-electric dam to produce electricity when renewable power is not available (night or clam periods). This strategy has allowed the island of El Hiero in the Canary Islands to produce 100% of its energy from renewable resources. It is extremely short sighted for our leaders to limit the amount of energy that can be produced on the homes of the people in this community, as well as schools, public buildings and commercial structures. This creates a huge burden on the citizens and businesses in this community, just as the continued non-payment of electric bills by Government agencies and departments creates a hidden tax on all users of WAPA electricity. B. Gregory Milleron the ballot By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mark those calendars for Sunday, July 27, for a day of compe tition and fun on the waves for a great cause as the St. John Chaotic Kayak race takes over Oppenheimer Beach for the fourth year in a row. All funds from the event go to support Team River Runners Virgin Islands program which each November brings a group of wounded veterans to the island for a week of health and healing. TRR was founded a decade ago at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to introduce wounded veterans to adapt able kayak sports, encouraging independence and fostering camara derie among the men and women healing after battle and injuries. Today there are TRR chapters at military hospitals across the country which host kayak trips and events, supplying a vital social link and physical outlet for wounded veterans. TRRs Virgin Islands program brings potential chapter leaders recommended by their chapters to spend a week at Cinnamon Bay Campground exploring local waters and gaining a deeper understanding of the group. The program is coordinated by veteran and former St. John resident John Schuld who, along with wife Brandi Schuld and Sadie Sea owner Tom Larson, organizes the Chaotic Kayak event as well. The TRR Virgin Islands program is completely funded through in-kind donations and money from fundraisers; with the bulk of funds coming from the annual St. John Chaotic Kayak race. The fourth annual Chaotic Kayak race, on July 27, will feature both water-side and land-wide excitement. Water lovers can take part in Stand Up Paddle and kayak races, while also enjoying deli which are available on a cash only basis. The SUP race will include both a mens and womens category with racers asked to bring their own boards and pay a $25 entry fee. Trophies will be awarded to ers in the SUP races. For the kayak event, teams of three two paddlers with one gunner in the middle will take to the water at noon on July 27 for the chance to win the coveted golden paddle. A total of 32 teams will compete over three rounds of races with the top two teams in each of the eight preliminary heats advancing to the One team from each of the four will then advance Teams pay $150 to take part in the race, but are encouraged to raise much more second head start for every additional $100 they raise over the $150 registration fee. One member from each team must attend a meeting at the Inn at Tamarind Court on Saturday, July 26, at 5 p.m. where teams can buy time and draw for placements. On race day, Sunday, July 27, teams can check in at 11 a.m. with races set to begin at 12 p.m. There is no parking allowed at Oppenheimer Beach and event goers should take a free shuttle provided by St. John Community Foundation. Pick up locations will be at the Cruz Bay gravel parking lot and Mongoose Junction between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. with return service beginning at 4 p.m. Sadie Sea is also offering a water shuttle to Oppenheimer Beach for the St. John Chaotic Kayak race. The boat will leave from the V.I. National Park dock at 10:30 a.m. Space aboard Sadie Sea is limited. Dont miss this great beach par ty and the chance to support TRR. Our military veterans are responsible for the continuing freedoms we enjoy every day, said Schuld. Many are wounded, both physically and mentally, by the experience of war. The Chaotic Kayak is held annually to raise funds to bring wounded veterans to St Fourth Annual St. John Chaotic Kayak Race Set for July 27 John in November for a week of camping, kayaking and healing. By being a part of this impor tant event, you are showing your support, appreciation, and love for our brave brothers and sisters and said. For more information about St. John Chaotic Kayak race and to support a team, check out http://


BY T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY -RED HOOk At least one of the new inter-island passenger ferries was in continuous operation through the 2014 St. John Festival after franchisee Transportation Services put the Cruz Bay 1 into operation on July 3, Emancipation Day. Theyre great; the seats are very comfortable, said one early rider of the plush padded airplane-style seats of the new rides. After more than eight months in the territory, the deep blue, multi-hull ferries went into operation on the regular route between Cruz Bay, St. John, and Red Hook, St. Thomas, during the height of July 4 St. John Festival. The Cruz Bay 1 was still shuttling festival-goers between the two islands on Saturday night, July 5. Co-franchisee Varlack Ventures operated its VITRAN ferry Red Hook 1 sporadically through the week as the islands two ferry companies integrated the new vessels into ment of Public Works, the owner of the ferries. Well see how the people like them, said Varlack Ventures Delrise Varlack, and the luggage space. nearly every interior seat on the Saturday night, July 6, run the last night of full searches of all passengers and belongings as part of a festival-long security screening in Red Hook. On board, passengers were treated to plush, high-backed televisions repeating the beginning of the same movie during both 10-or-so minute rides in a round trip from Cruz Bay to Red Hook. The hard plastic bench-style seat on the exterior upper deck, on the other hand, lacked the cushioning on the exte rior benches of some of the old ferries.10 St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 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 New Ferries Provide Airline-Style Ride in Plush, Air-Conditioned EnvironmentSt. John Tradewinds photos to left.


St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 11 Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 e: w: EXCLUSIVE LY AT I SLAND C ORKGet your cool and colorful parrot corkscrew and bottle opener ... only at Island Cork $15 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! BY AMY ROBERTS St. John Tradewinds Miles Stair of Holiday Homes has been named Realtor of the Year by the Virgin Islands Territorial Association of Realtors (VITAR). VITAR selected Stair from among its 300 members for the annual award given for community service and commitment. But if you congratulate him, hell be quick to mention that two other agents in his business, Christie ONeil and Jan Courlas, have received the award in prior years. Modesty is Stairs basic mode of operation, says Beth Knight, the Acting Director of Gifft Hill School, where Stair heads the board of directors. Hell be the last person to sing his own praises. But there are plenty of people on St. John who will do that for him. Stairs contributions to the community stretch back to 1985 when he moved back to St. John and became a Realtor. Currently, Stair serves as Commissioner on the V.I .Territorial Governing Board of Hospitals and Health Facilities and on the St. Thomas-St. John District Board. He is on the board of the Friends of the Virgin Islands Park and is an active member of the St. John Rotary. During St. Johns July 4th festival, you can drens Village. ning in 8 Tuff Miles, swimming the Beach to Beach Power Swim, and paddle boarding in Rendezvous Bay. Stair is frankly enthusiastic about St. John: The people, the culture, the friendliness, and the ability to wake up each day and say, Wow, Im in a great place! Business Is Pleasure The real estate business is a pleasure, he adds. Youre basically selling St. John. Youre excit ed, they [the customers] are excited, and you make friends for life. Its a rewarding career. Ironically, Stair declined to enter the profession when he completed college, although both his parents were realtors in Virginia. Instead, he began working for the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. In 1972 Stair visited a Park Service friend on St. John and secured a job as a front desk receptionist and activities director at Caneel Bay when it was owned by RockResorts. There I met the cute switchboard operator, Susan, he said, and the two were married in 1976. Both sets of our parents were convinced we were bums, says Stair with a smile. That changed as they moved away and Miles rose in management at highend RockResorts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Williamsburg, Virginia. 1985 Return by Boat In 1985, Susan and Miles sailed their boat from Virginia back to St. John. Susan started the Grand Gallery Shops, upscale clothing and gift shops includ ing Bougainvillea and Island Fancy. Miles joined up Miles became a broker and bought the business in 1992. In 2001, Christie ONeil became a partner and co-owner. Holiday Homes can trace its roots back to Sis company on St. John in 1960, managing the homes for Cornelius and Cleome Wadsworth at Dennis Bay and Harry and Priscilla Lyne at Honeymoon Beach. Holiday Homes brokered the deals in the 1980s for the Great Cruz Bay property that is now the Westin, the Pond Bay Club in Chocolate Hole, and the luxury home sites in Peter Bay. More recently, Holiday Homes sold the site for the Grande Bay Resort in Cruz Bay. Weve watched as the island has grown and become the tourist destination it is today, Stair said. The islands growth took off when the Allen-Williams Corp. brought in a pool of skilled labor for the construction of the Virgin Grand Resort (now the money following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, according to Stair. Glen Speers developments in wood and stone, such as Mongoose Junction, set a new a higher standard for construction, according to Stair. Before then, many of the homes here were the tropical equivalent of lakeside cottages, Stair said. Now pools and granite counters are the norm. Island Real Estate History Real estate prices on St. John generally track the stateside market, Stair said. In the last slowdown, we saw a fall-off in the number of buyers and the inventory swelled. Last year, according to the Multiple Listing Service, 48 homes were sold. In the previous three years, the numbers were down in the twenties. Were still seeing the effects today. Its still a buyers market. Its a buyers market for those who can afford the average home sale price in 2013 of $1.2 million. Currently, there are about 150 homes listed for sale, but theres a shadow inventory as wellhomes of those who are waiting for the market to get stronger before they sell, Stair explained. With 274 parcels listed for sale on St. John, land sales have been pretty quiet, according to Stair, possibly because development requires the visioning of someone who wants a piece of the rock and wants to There are home sites for sale for under $100,000 near Cruz Bay, some even with water views, Stair said. A good part of the market are those who are family are capturing prices that havent been seen for awhile, especially for land. The real estate industry on St. John has come a long way since Stair began and the telephone was the only available technology. He recalls the days when faxes and then computers became available, and the disks by ferry on Fridays. Real estate agencies have grown, agents have split off to open companies of their own, and St. Thomas agencies have opened branches on St. John. We all do business together. Were friendly competitors, and we celebrate everyones successes, Stair said. They will be celebrating again when he receives his VITAR award at the convention of the National Association of Realtors in New Orleans in November.St. John Tradewinds Miles StairMiles Stair Named Realtor of the Y ear


12 St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 BY JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds Enjoy commanding water views from the expansive covered decks at Rileys Retreat, where youre sure to enjoy plenty of evenings hosting dinner parties with friends and family as you watch the tropical sun sink below the horizon. Sunset and water views are only two of the many features to discover at Rileys Retreat, a six Estate Pastory for sale for $1.445 million, explained 340 Real Estate broker/owner Tammy Donnelly. Conveniently located only a few minutes away from the dining and shopping of Cruz Bay, Rileys Retreat is nestled on a hillside in a quiet neighborhood where youll enjoy tranquility and relaxation. The islands famed alabaster North Enjoy Sweeping Water Views and Sunsets at Rileys Retreat 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) Shore beaches are also only a short drive away from this impressive villa. Rileys Retreat is spread over two units on two levels, offering the utmost in privacy and plenty of potential. The upper unit is a three bedroom, two bathroom home where you can linger on the outside living area and soak up those expansive water views and cooling trade winds. A large dining space on the covered deck begs for dinner parties enjoyed al fresco as you watch the lights of St. Thomas distance. great room with native stone work accents, a pool table and a custom, hard wood built-in bookcase. The plan dining and kitchen area which combines the best of function and form. Find a granite topped island in the professional grade kitchen which also features custom Brazil ian cherry cabinets and top of the line appliances. There are three bedrooms on the upper level of Rileys Retreat, each with its own split AC unit. The master bedroom boasts an en suite bathroom plus access to an additional outdoor shower. All three bedrooms are beautifully appointed and offer Caribbean charm Rileys Retreat boasts elegant genuine Venetian plaster, luxurious crafted mahogany trim throughout the home. The lower unit at Rileys Retreat features an additional two bedrooms and one full bath with a cozy living room and full kitch en boasting custom cabinets and granite countertops and a dining area. The lower unit, which is fully air conditioned, also boasts those hogany trim. This Estate Pastory villa also includes a refreshing swimming pool and relaxing hot tub. Stretch out on a lounge chair pool side and work on that tan while a friend whips up a cocktail at the nearby bar area. There is also an exer cise room and additional full bath found right off the pool deck. Also found on the 0.35-acre property is a stand alone cottage with a full bath which features decorative concrete countertops. From afternoons spent sunning at the pool and bar area to evening watching tropical sunsets, enjoy the best of Caribbean living at Rileys Retreat. For more information about Rileys Retreat, call 340 Real Estate broker/owner Tammy Donnelly at (340) 779-4478 or (340) 643-6068. Main level master bedroom Pool and hot tub


St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 13 St. John Tradewinds Gallows Point Resort, Cruz Bay(340)776-0001email: website: 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: 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 PINE PEACE Boasting two collegiate basketball players, several coaches and lots of enthusiasm, Freshwater Churchs Summer Slam basketball camp last week at the recently renovated Pine Peace court drew more than 75 students from across St. John. The students, in grades four through nine, took part in three days of basketball clinic exercises and drills Monday through Wednesday, June 30, through July 2, and then squared off in the Summer Slam basketball tournament to wrap up the camp on Thursday, July 3. The camp was hosted and organized by Freshwater Church pastor Terry Lansdale, who worked with V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation and had a lot of help from a visiting mission team. Lansdale and his wife Marta started Freshwater Church about a year and a half ago after visiting the island for almost a decade. Weve been here about 16 months and weve been coming down since 2005, said Lansdale, who hails from Branson, Missouri. Ever since we saw the basketball court renovated, Ive been thinking of hosting a camp. We wanted to do something for the community and for the children and it was perfect thing. The camp was certainly a hit with St. John youngsters who took full advantage of the fours day of basketball instruction and play. The Freshwater Church mission team numbered about 20 young adults mostly from the New York metropolitan area with one member coming from as far away as Alaska. Team members, who paid their own way here and stayed at Cinnamon Bay Campground and private homes, didnt have a lot of free time on their hands. The mission team members spent their days playing and St. John Youth Come Out In Force for Summer Slam Basketball CampContinued on Page 19


Thank you for the recent follow-up article as to great progress and efforts at the Susannaberg Transfer Station. I am troubled, however, by the statement The government and the Waste management authority cannot provide all of these services, particularly as it relates to the removal of tires accumulating at Susannaberg and other locations. When discussing this situation with a reporter from another newspaper, I was amused to be scolded dont be so hard on Waste Management, they dont have the money. Therein lies the problem! Shrug it off and do not insist that our government be held accountable and basic government services such as road and infrastructure repair and trash removal. I know Waste Management would provide the ser vices their agency exists to provide, if they had the money. They are good people. I hope that the citizens of these islands demand more service for their tax dollars. You do it through who you elect. Meanwhile, have you ever seen a pile of tires neither happens. Name W ithheld by Request14 St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 20) Letters to St. John Tradewinds Thanks Steve [Black]. First of all I think it is a GREAT idea to have this on St. John! How cool would that be to have a permanent village where we can hold music festivals, a vendors village, etc. Certainly would help drive down the incredibly high prices at our markets, help to support our local islanders, and would be a money maker for the Port Authority who desperately needs it. Secondly and this is directed to you Tom Oat I am completely appalled and disgusted by your recent article calling Steve Black In 30 years Steve has only tried to help make St. John a better place. He would give his shirt off his back to almost anyone (except you of course). I certainly dont see you doing anything to help out our island other than sitting behind your computer and calling people mean names. And just so you know Steve Black and I had a meeting with our Governor a little while back regarding projects that would make St. John a better and safer place. We were told we had 20 minutes. Turns out he loved Steves idea of the Enighed Pond so much that he cancelled his afternoon and gave us two hours of his time. I am in full support of Steve and his ideas as are many people on this island and you should think long and hard before you rip apart such a genuine person who is only trying to help make St. John a better place. Shanna Dickerson St. John Waste Management Needs Resources WHAT DO YOU THINK?NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JULY 10TH Tradewinds Jumbie Beach. Several have pronounced others appear unaffected.On your next visit to the Animal Care Center, notice the handsome, new bench just to the left of the front door. The plaque on it is in memory of Patricia Miller, a valued member of the east end community. All who knew Pat, knew the love of her life was her dog Ernie. You will be comforted in knowing that Ernie found his new home with Doug White. Pats friend, Jean Cottrell, set up a Pat and Ernie memorial fund with donations being given to the Animal Care Center of St. John. Come sit a spell and remember wonderful friends of the ACC like Pat and Ernie, and their caring friend Jeanjust as we do. The ACC Staff and Board of Directors New Bench at Animal Shelter Honors Patricia Miller


St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 15 Rhythm & ViewsAn outlook on young adult and student interests and concerns by Raven Phillips-LoveLooking Back on the Y ear St. John Tradewinds the school year for students. By this point youve turned in all of your missing work, the teachers arent giving new work, and they are busy grading papers. There really isnt much left to do but help clean up, This is a good time to take a moment to sit back and think about the year, decide whether or not you liked the way it turned out, making sure to assess your grades, extracurricular activities, service towards others, and relationships. those questions, thats great. Next year, continue the things you did this year. If you answered no to even one of these questions, its time to sit back and make some changes. Each one is important because, in my opinion, they are the four aspects that make a year great: good grades, good deeds, good friends, and balance between them all. Every student needs to realize that their grades schools you can go to, which programs you can join, which jobs you can get, and more. Always keep your because its very easy to get caught up in other things and forget about your grades. If your grades were poor or poorer than youd hoped this year, try studying more. If you study your notes at night, youre less likely to forget them. Check tor or study buddy for each class. In my case, I managed to keep an A in nearly all of my classes and I turned in all of my work completed to the best of my ability. Doing good deeds is not only good for the people you help, but its good for yourself as well. Helping those in need is a very wonderful feeling. It helps you appreciate the things in your life much more. One could say that good deeds lead to good karma, if you believe in that sort of thing. Good deeds could be as little as doing chores at home to as big as volunteering at a soup kitchen. Performing deeds like the latter can help you earn many much needed community service hours. Most, if not all, of the schools in the Virgin Islands have some sort of community service hour requirement for graduation. For example, the public school students are required to accumulate 100 hours of community service before they graduate. One good way to get community hours is by par taking in different extracurricular activities. This year I took part in several different community service events with the different clubs and extracurricular activities I am a part of. Alongside that, I made sure to do small good deeds like helping friends and lost tourists as well. Good friends can affect your life in many ways. They can make good and bad situations better or worse. Its very important to distinguish good friends from bad ones. Some common characteristics of good friends are trustworthiness, reliability, honesty, loyalty, and consideration of your feelings and wellbeing. If your friend is missing some of these charac teristics, they may not be your friend at all. If youve decided that someone is a bad friend you can either try talking with them about it, or cut them off completely. Life is much too short to be surrounded by bad company. Every person deserves a circle of friends that loves and respects them. This year I made sure that my circle of friends were trustworthy, loyal, and embodied a plethora of other qualities of a good friend. Anyone I deemed a bad friend was dealt with swiftly. Always remember that good friendships can last a lifetime. Though sifting through your friendships for good ones can sometimes be tedious, its always worth it in the long run. Believe it or not, balance is the most important aspect of them all. Balance keeps you organized and nearly stress free. Be mindful of your actions and make sure that none of the other three aspects becomes too powerful. Focusing too much on your grades can make you miss out on social activities and friendships. It has also kept many a student from graduating. They had good grades, but they forgot about getting their community service hours! Too many extracurricular activities will leave you no time to study or do homework. Youll miss out on spending time with your friends if you have practice make you forget the things that you need and things you need completed. Hanging out with friends every day will cause your grades to suffer. Keeping bad company may leave you excluded from certain programs and societies. All in all, keeping balance will ensure that you spend an equal amount of energy in each of the other three aspects. If you were unable to keep balance this year, trust me, you werent alone. I know for a fact that my friendships and schoolwork suffered to some degree during the pageant season. Spend some time this summer setting your priorities straight. You may need to drop a few activities if youre being overwhelmed. Create a schedule to help balance your time spent on schoolwork, extracurric ular activities and community service, and relaxing with friends. Remember students, the only thing standing in the Continued on Page 17


St. John Tradewinds October 12, 1947!June 22, his dearly beloved, Brian Stephen Ramsdell set sail for uncharted waters on Sunday morning, June 22, 2014. He was 66 years old. Brian was an artist, and a craftsman. He was an oysterman, and a pirate. He was a warm hearted rebel with a great sense of humor. His smile could light up a room. If it was fun you were looking if it were trouble youd need not look further than his hand built vessel the Knot B. Haven. Brian was born and raised Nauset High School in 1965. He was a varsity baseball player and soccer goalie. Brian longed to see the world and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia from 1965-1969. In 1970, Brian met Penelope Snow and the two of them lived in Socorro, New Mexico from 1971-1974. They then moved to St. John, USVI, where born by the name of Amy St. John Ramsdell. Brian moved back to Cape Cod in 1979 where he eventually met his second wife Tena McLoughlin and had his second daughter Hanna Nell Ramsdell. They lived together on Marthas Vineyard from 1984-1988 and ran the Dr. Shiverick House. in 1989 where he claimed his role modern-day pirate. Brian built his houseboat out of scrap lumber and driftwood. Each board, part of a story. Hand painted and beautiful think knot. Watch out if he donned est cheap wine. If you looked offended he might smile and show you the moon. He used to hand drag oysters off the west side by come high seas or stormy weather. He rode out hurricane Eduardo and went down with his ship. He swam ashore, salvaged his lumber, and painted a sign from the wreckage a new ship will rise. He went on to build a 40-footer. When on shore, his Ranchero rolled around like a ship out of water harpoons, bottles, and oyster baskets rolling around the bed. If surely composed of all the unique characters who have inhabited its shores. Brian Ramsdell will live on in our hearts, our minds, and in the fabric of our town. Long live the Pirate Brian Ramsdell! Brian was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Ramsdell of Ellsworth, Maine and Paula Jette of by his brother David Ramsdell. He is survived by his brother Michael Ramsdell and sister Donna DeVasto and brother-in-law Fran DeVasto, as well as his two daughters, Amy St. John Ramsdell and Hanna Nell Reid, and his newly born grandson, Eli Kingston Reid. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews, James Ramsdell, Andrew Ramsdell, Libby Dunbar, Michael DeVasto, Emily Campbell, and many cousins and inlaws. Brians memorial service will place he loved, sometime in Sepnounced but will be shortly after the lizards slither out. A song will lift As the mainsail shifts And the boat drifts on to the shoreline And the sun will respect Every face on the deck The hour that the ship comes in Bob Dylan16 St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885. W edensday, July 9 There will be a general meeting for all veterans of the Armed Forces living on the island of St. John on Wednesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at the Adminstrators conference room in Cruz Bay. Thursday, July 10 The U.S. Customs Cruz Bay parking lot will be closed from June 19 to July 10 for the construction of Festival Village and subsequent break down after St. John Festival is over. Violators vehicles will be towed by the owners expense. Sunday, July 13 The next St. John Farmers Market will be on Sunday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second level parking lot at The Marketplace. Thursday, July 17 be closed from June 20 to July 17. Customers needing to renew or apply for passports are encouraged to visit the St. Thomas PassFriday, July 25 St. John School of the Arts is having a PARTY! Friday, July 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. to celebrate arts education for young musicians. Bring your friends and come support arts education for our island youth! THE ISH will be taking the crowd into a clear, so put on your dancing shoes! For more information, call 779-4322. Saturday, October 18 On Saturday, October 18, the Animal Care Center of St. John will present the No Fleas Please Flea Market Sale at WinstonWells Ball Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event it a major Animal Care Center Fundraiser with emphasis on the fun. Saturday, November 22 The Rotary Club of St. John will host the organizations annual Flavors of St. John fundraiser on Saturday, November 22 inside 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 and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263 Obituary Brian Ramsdell


St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 17 Rhythm & Views: Looking Backway of a good year is yourself. Promise yourself that next year will be better and take the steps necessary to make it happen. Resolve to be a better person next year than who you were this year. Congratulate your self on making it this far and motivate yourself to keep going. Though its only temporary, take high school seriously. Happy summer, and good luck next year. St. John Tradewinds We are very excited about this summers theme Birds of the Virgin Islands, said Randy Brown, VIERS Administrator. And its not too late to come to camp this summer, space is still available for the last two eco-camps and this year we are offering two week long science camps for teens. Thanks to sponsorship from the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park and other supporters, Virgin Islands youth are offered the opportunity to participate in overnight camps focused on learn ing about coastal ecology. The camps are held at the University of Virgin Islands Environment Resource Station (VIERS), located in the Virgin Islands National Park on the southside of St. John in Lameshur Bay. The camps are offered at no charge to VI residents ages 7-12 and the remaining eco-camps are scheduled as follows: Camp 3: July 14 to 16 and Camp 4: July 17 to 19. There will be lots of hiking, swimming, snorkeling, eco-art and fun environmental learning activities. Camps include transportation from Red Hook, Cruz Bay or Coral Bay. Eco-campers will be met at the Red Hook Ferry Dock or Cruz Bay Ferry turned to the same location on the third day by 4:20 p.m. For registration information, please call Carla Blackwell at VIERS at 776-6721 or visit the website at: We are very excited about this summers program with its emphasis on Birds of the VI, said Randy Brown, VIERS Administrator. You would are around us everyday that we are not aware of. We will help the campers identify, birds, bees, bats shur Bay and how important they are in our lives. While we always try to design the summer programs so that the campers have a lot of fun, we also have some very important learning goals. VIERS Eco-Camps are presented to help each camper understand a little bit more how the environment is important to each of them as individuals and help them identify what are some of their daily responsibilities in protecting, preserving and conserving natural resources. We really appreciate the support from Friends VINP and all the supporting sponsors to be able to offer these camp.Space Still Available for 2014 Friends VINP Summer Eco-Camps at VIERSContinued from Page 15 Tradewinds The next St. John Farmers Market will be on Sunday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second level parking lot at The Mar ketplace.Farmers Market Scheduled for July 13 There will be a general meeting for all veterans of the Armed Forces living on the island of St. John on Wednesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at the Adminstrators conference room in Cruz Bay. The American Legions Department and District Commanders will be in attendance to discuss updates on Legion activities, and other veteran issues. For more information, call Harry Daniel at 774-6100.V eterans Meeting Set for July 9 On Saturday, October 18, the Animal Care Center of St. John will present the No Fleas Please Flea Market Sale at WinstonWells Ball Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event it a major Animal Care Center Fundraiser with emphasis on the fun. Donors are invited to drop off gently used household items at the ACC shelter located near the library and can call the ACC with questions at 774-1624. There is someone on the island that can make good use of the items you no longer need! Such as: tools, sports equipment, books, (no encyclopediae or National Geographic); toys, clothing, kitchen utensils, lamps (in working order), pictures/frames, dishes, pots and pans, furniture (no appliances), electrical products (working order), bedding (in good condition no stains). decorator pillows, curtains, etc. All toiletries and hygiene products will be given to the St. John Community Foundation to be distributed to the homeless. The ACC understands homelessness and will make a donation from Vendor tables will be available for a $30 donation, if you wish to sell your own items. Save the Date: Flea Market Is Oct. 18St. John School of the Arts is having a PARTY! Friday, July 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. to celebrate arts education for young musicians. dancing shoes! Admission is free, but we will accept any donation that goes directly to support SJSAs youth music ensembles. There will be a cash bar as well as light food plates for $20 perform to begin the evening. Bring your friends and come support arts education for our island youth! For more information, call 779-4322.St. John School of Arts Party July 25


tokens to take home a coveted prize from the trailer. We had so much fun buying all the prizes, said Bermingham, who stocked up on basketballs, soccer balls and much sought-after skateboards. Were giving one skateboard away each night and they seem to be the most popular items we have. Theyre gone just when we open. In addition to the sports balls and light up toys, Bermingham and fellow Rotary Club past president B.J. Harris also made sure there were some educa tional prizes available for children to buy with their winning tokens. There were some great toys this year including some educational items like alternative energy and archaeology projects, said Harris. Rotary Club members do not host the village alone. The group is helped each night by volunteers who this year included Rotary members, St. John residents and Freshwater Church members and a visiting mission team. We greatly appreciate everyones help especially Freshwater Church and their mission team who have come out every single night to help, said Berming ham. In addition to playing games and taking home prizes, childrens village-goers also had the chance to register for free summer eco-camps at the V.I. Environmental Resource Station at Lameshur Bay this July. We still have spaces left and the camps are free to St. John students, said VIERS Administrator Randy Brown, who set up a table at the Childrens Village entrance last week. Each year, the success of St. John Childrens Village is due to a lot of work from a lot of people, Ber mingham added. We are really happy for all the help that we get so that we can keep this going, Bermingham said.18 St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles, call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church Sunday School 9 a.m., Divine Worship 10 a.m. Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Divine Worship 8:30 a.m., 776-6713 Freshwater Church Sunday Service 10 a.m; Monday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Thursday Womens Bible Study 9 a.m. Saturday Mens Bible Study 10 a.m. Follow us on Facebook for Locations or call (340) 514-6578 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Saturdays: 6 p.m.; Sundays: 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. in Coral Bay at the Johns Folly Learning Institute & 6 pm. in Spanish; Mondays: 12:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7 a.m. & Fridays: 7 p.m. Call 776-6339 for more information. St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Church Directory Childrens Festival V illage Draws Island YouthSt. John Tradewinds Rotary Club President Joan Stephanie. Continued from Page 7St. John Tradewinds enthusiasts, left.


St. John Tradewinds, July 7-13, 2014 19 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighborhoods safer by reporting information while remaining totally anonymous. We under stand that some people are still skeptical as to how we keep you anonymous. To learn how we do this, visit and click on How It Works. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement needs to know what you know. St. John On Wednesday, June 18 police received a report of a grand larceny. A black Samsung Galaxy tablet was stolen from a black Jeep in the area of Oppenheimer Beach by the gate between the hours of noon and 5:55 p.m. Please help police solve this case. St. Thomas The police still need your help with this case. On Friday, April 11th at approximately 10:00 Tutu Hi-Rise housing community. When police ar rived they discovered that the driver and passenger of a blue Suzuki Esteem had been shot multiple as 20-year-old Jaquan Murrell and 18-year-old Tiquana Petty. Continue to help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStopper or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a homicide suspect is $1500. Our maximum reward is $2,500.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsCutline: their evenings were spent volunteering at the St. John Childrens Village. Weve kept them pretty busy and everyone has had a great time with the kids, said the Freshwater Church pastor. Lansdale is a church planter who started and grew several churches in Missouri before bringing Freshwater Church to St. John, he explained. I knew I would come down here, but I had to wait while I was working in the states where I planted and grew a church, said Lansdale. The time was right for us to come and were excited. were separated into two age groups and put their new found skills to work, competing in a tournament. After some close competition, both Coral Bay teams came out on top. The young Coral Bay team won in dramatic fashion with a three point-buzzer beater in double over time. It was an exhilarating end to a exciting week for St. John basketball players. And Freshwater Church is youth. The church plans to host a T-ball league for threeto seven-year-olds this fall. For more information about Freshwater Church, which meets at Hawksnest Beach on Sunday at 10 a.m., check out the groups Facebook page or email Come Out for Summer Slam Basketball CampContinued from Page 13 Competitive play Players line up by team


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