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PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: email@example.com Web: www.pguinsurance.com (340) 776-6403 St. John Marina Plan Will Change Coral Bay Both on Water and on Shore SEE PAGES 2 AND 3 FOR FULL STORYJuly 21-27, 2014 Copyright 2014 GNV/2014/142606A/4/2/2014 3-1 3.0 ABSTRACT The Summers End Group, LLC, is submitting this Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) to support the development of The St. John Marina, a 145-slip fixed-dock marina project located on the western shore of Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. This marina fulfills a major need for the local boating community and will provide the transient boating community with secure mooring, dockage, provisioning, fueling and pumpout services, services necessary to sustainably support these communities in Coral Bay. The following are renderings of the proposed marina project. Figure 3.0-1. Rendering of The St. John Marina Landside View Figure 3.0-2. Rendering of The St. John Marina Waterside View
BY TOM OA T St. John Tradewinds The miracle of modern internet technology may bring a decision on a marina development to Coral Bay in record time if the St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee deliberates on the proposed 145slip project over the internet. After decades of talk, the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has deemed the to be complete and the permitting review process is Management Committee still stuck at three members, tronically to review the application for the 145-slip project which has been years in the planning, Anthony Richards, DPNR Major Permits Coordinator told St. John Tradewinds on Friday, July 18 We are going to try Skype, Richards said of the plans to use the internet conferencing system to conduct their deliberations. Mid-August Public Hearing The St. John CZM will conduct a mid-August public hearing on the plan, Richards said. Summers End will give a synopsis and at that point testimony will be open to the public, the DPNR opened to the public. After the hearing there will be seven days for written public comment and within 30 days it will go to a decision, Richards said. I am shooting for mid-August, but we have a quorum problem, DPNRs Richards, told St. John Tradewinds. Andrew Penn, Sr., J. Brion Morrisette and Edmond Roberts are the three current members of the get all three members on the island at one time to have A copy of the permit application is available for review at the Elaine Sprauve Library and at the St. While the St. John CZM organizes its review process, a number of federal and local agencies and civic application, according to Richards of DPNR. In addition to DPNRs CZM, the application already is under review by federal and local agencies and civic organizations, including the Coral Bay Community Council and DPW, UVI, ACE, NMFS, according to Richards, They will have until July 28 to respond, Richards said. We will judge which ones the applicant need to respond to.2 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org WRITERS Jaime Elliott, Tom Oat, Amy Roberts, Judi Shimel, Andrea Milam COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS 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 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand outlet 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 pected to start on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Please help us get the word out as soon as possible. a calendar, Frett-Gregory said Wednesday. As that work contin ues, however, we do understand the need for our parents to be able ing date will be Tuesday, September 2, and we hope to release a DOE Still Working on School Calendar and Expects Opening To Be on Sept. 2The GESC Health Insurance Board announces a town hall meeting for the St. John community of VI Government employees both actives and pre-65 retirees to address the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) completion deadline and penalty. The St. John town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Persons with a disability requiring accommodation to partici pate in this town hall meeting are asked to contact Maureen Venzen at 340-514-6726 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting date. Please contact Ms. Venzen for any additional information.July 22 Meeting To Address Health Risk Assessment Completion Deadline The Government Employees Retirement System is presenting The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and member Self-Service Assistance will be from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. The objective of this workshop is to empower participants to selves by means of education. Participants will engage in a hands-on session where they will have an opportunity to: The program will also assist active and retired members with registering for the systems new line of business. Known as Member Self-Service or MSS, this feature will give members online access to their GERS account. firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is Monday, July 21.GERS Workshop Set for July 25Get ready to dance the night away when Ish takes to the stage at 7 p.m. In addition to great music by Ish as well as a few opening numbers by SJSAs talented young band the night will also feature food from some of the islands top restaurants and a cash bar. SJSA is looking for volunteers to help the night of the concert. For more information or to volunteer, call SJSA at 779-4322.Ish Playing at SJSA Fundraiser July 25 St. John CZM May Go High Tech To Review Coral Bay Marina Plan in Electronic Meeting
BY TOM OA T St. John Tradewinds CORAL BAY The center of the 18N, 64W, according to the Environmental Assessment Report for the St. John Marina, the Yacht Club at Summers End. A marina development group has proposed ing 500 feet from the shoulder of Route 107 on the south shoreline of Coral Bay Harbor. The road would remain unchanged. tend more than 850 feet along the shoreline from north of Island Blues south past Coccoloba Shopping Center and more than 500 feet into Coral Bay Harbor. Summers End has also proposed 19 associated moorings in the outer harbor in a development plan encompassing a large portion of the The marina consists of a total of 145 slips in two zones: Zone 1 or North Club, with 96 slips of varying dimensions and Zone 2, or South Club, consisting of 49 slips of varying dimensions, 12 moorings and minor revetment repair and red mangrove planting along the shoreline immediately adjacent to the marina, according to the EAR for the project. Management of Mooring Field The applicant is entering into an agreement with DPNR and will take over the manwith DPNR, the document continued. The replace all the anchors and moorings with properly designed and installed moorings that will The project also calls for the establishment of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection ofNatural Resources Coastal Zone Management and at the Elaine I. Sprauve Library. Submerged Land Lease Technically, the Summers End CZM Application is made to enter into a submerged Land Lease Agreement covering the marina footprint, the EAR concedes. St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 3 Thursday, July 24th INDEX St. John Marina Plan Will Change Coral Bay Both on Water and on ShoreContinued on Page 18
BY TOM OA T St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY Waste Management Authority hired the University of the Virgin Islands Institute of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness to assist the WMA in developing a strategic plan for the agency. Haldane Davies, Special Assistant to the President of UVI and Director of the Institute of Leader tise to St. John on Thursday, July 17, for two hearings with community members. Davies elicited responses from his small St. John audience to a series of questions such as What does WMA do well? What does WMA need to improve? What frightens you about WMA? And what event or trend or activity, positive or negative, could have input from large solid waste producers, such as retailers, hotels, restaurants, private-sector businesses, government agencies and instrumentalities that generate large quantities of waste. isting St. John solid waste producer, the Caneel Bay Resort, along with two representatives of a potential future producer, the proposed St. John Marina, and one The two partners in the devel opment of the proposed St. John Marina, one Coral Bay commuevening session which was open to the entire community along with one additional reporter. Davies also conducted simiThomas as part of the institutes work for WMA. The limited public participa tion will not prevented the UVI institute from developing a workable and meaningful initiative in the area of waste management, Davies told his small audience. The public hearings will be followed by a goals conference which will review goals, objectives and strategies, Davies said. We are going to put our hands in the waste, Davies said with a grin. The UVI institute hopes to complete a draft plan by the end of September working with Waste Management, he added.4 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 Limited Public Input at Strategic Plan Meeting on St. John for Waste Management Agency PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION BLUE is a Weimaraner Pit mix. She is very sweet with people, easy to walk, and very playful. Blue would do best in a single animal home. Please consider giving this beautiful girl a great home. ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed sundays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m Creating unforgettable vacations since 1996 toll free: 1-888-693-7676 tel: 340-693-7676 fax: 340-693-8923 www.islandgetawaysinc.com email@example.com CVISTA Walk to the ocean from this 4 bedroom villa, with heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, mid-week maid service, and conveniently located close to town. This Weeks Feature St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds Parents Matter, the new family support group, is sponsoring a grand Uniform and Apparels Guild. The event is for the dual purpose of defraying new uniform purchase costs for families and fundraising for the group. Parents Matter is seeking unneeded local school uniforms and other school apparel in good to fair condition. Please dont toss them out! Let us take them off your hands and at the same time help others! Interested persons can arrange drop off or pick up and for more details. underwear, please! Dont miss out on this opportunity to help others. You never know how the gesture will be returned to you! For more information, call 340779-6486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Family Support Group Sponsors Uniform and Apparels Guild
The Bellevue Estate land was owned by relatives of the power ful Van Beverhoudt and Van Holten families and was the site of a Dutch cotton plantation likely Armstrong. The cotton plantation was abandoned sometime around 1790, but evidence suggests the property was still in use after that St. John Tradewinds BELLEVUE Archaeolopected to take about four years at the historic Bellevue Estate property on Gift Hill Road. The land is owned by St. John Community Foundation and under a long-term lease to St. John Historical Society, which plans to construct a cultural and historic center at the site. SJHS members envision the center as an elegant island-style building with a climate controlled meeting space. Before SJHS can get moving past the planning phase of the project, however, Northwestern University Ph.D. candidate Alan Armstrong will take a closer look at whats on, and in, the ground at this historically-rich site. Armstrong, along with Syracuse University graduate student Christian Williamson, arrived on St. John July 14 to get started on a two-week archaeological dig of the Bellevue Property, the former site of a Dutch cotton plantation dating to around 1720. The land has been professionally surveyed already so what we did was map out the major ruins strong. Theyre looking at an area to build on and one of the things were doing is trying to see whats in that portion of the land. main ruins on the land, then cleared a major part of the property before creating a grid and installing a toWell go in and dig a little Its called a shovel test. Well look for ceramic and glass or any kind of man made objects. St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 5 Continued on Page 16Archaeologists Dig Into Bellevue Estate History St. John Tradewinds
6 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 Lunch Program at St. Ursulas ResumesSt. John Tradewinds ENIGHED Senator Myron D. Jackson, chair man of the 30th Legislatures Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth and Recreation, alerts the community that the senior lunch program at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center on St. John has resumed after eight months. aware that seniors went days without eating meals, I am very pleased to announce that the concerns Ursula Church Senior Program and the discontinued lunch program at this facility will resume effective immediately, Senator Jackson said. The stalled lunches were caused when the Department of Human Services discontinued a multipur pose grant awarded to St. Ursulas on November 8, 2013, citing budgetary cuts. Seniors were advised to bring their own lunch or purchase it, according to the centers staff. The new hassle and cost caused some since the center no longer has a driver, also leaving Ironically, although meals were no longer served to seniors at St. Ursulas, meals were still being prepared on a weekly basis at the center, and taken to feed other seniors at Adrian Senior Center in another location on St. John, which was covered under a separate Human Services grant. According to Assistant prepared under the Adrian Center grant can be utilized to feed seniors at St. Ursula. St. Ursulas Senior Program includes lunch twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an average of 15 persons, and activities such as morning and after noon devotion, crafts such as shell work and crochet ing, and shopping trips headed by volunteers. I would like to thank Commissioner Finch, Assistant Commissioner Michal Rhymer-Browne and Bishop Gumbs, as well as the concerned community advocates for their attention in this matter and the wisdom to resolve this issue, Senator Jackson said. Our seniors are precious and worthy of all that we can possibly provide in addressing this concern with my other colleagues. In working together we have had success. da Livio Ristorante Italiano SUMMER SPECIALS TUESDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY giroPIZZA (all u can eat) $ 25.00 THURSDAY giroGNOCCHI (all can u eat) $ 26.00 with a glass of wine reservations @ 340 779 8900 email@example.com ww.dalivio.it www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 BY TOM OA T St. John Tradewinds The parents of the internet businessman found dead of stab wounds in his south shore apartment in January are asking for the publics help after months of holding back so as not to interfere with the V.I. Police Department investigation of their sons murder. Ro and Jim Malfetti of New Jersey, are asking for fetti III, 41, a successful internet entrepreneur who had settled on St. John to pursue his love of water sports while growing his businesses. There has been no progress in our son Jim Malfettis murder investigation, the Malfettis e-mailed St. John Tradewinds. There has been no action taken and no communication from the USVI PD. We are at a standstill right now, the Malfettis wrote. Have you heard anything at all regarding his murder? Is there word on the street? Can you connect us with someone that may have some answers? The Malfettis brought in their own private investigator shortly after their son was murdered. When they subsequently offered a reward for information, Islands the Crime Stoppers tip program. The Malfettis enlisted the support of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez immediately following their sons death and employed their own investigator, and the VIPD cutoff contact with the Malfettis after the ensuing negative national publicity. Initial speculation had tied Malfettis murder to an attempted burglary of the main residence of the vacation rental property on Friday night, more than a day before the property manager checked Malfettis separate apartment on the property and found him dead. Malfetti was found unresponsive inside his apartment by the property manager and had suffered puncture wounds on his neck, according to a VIPD press release. The Malfetti family complained that the police report listed the time of death as Sunday, when Malfettis body was discovered, not Friday night or Saturday morning when the attempted burglary of the had responded to the scene and investigated without checking the apartment. Police initially linked Malfettis death to the bur glary of the main residence because electronic equipment was missing from Malfettis apartment and Malfettis vehicle was found nearby where other stolen vehicles linked to previous neighborhood burglar ies had been abandoned. St. John Tradewinds sources said some of the missing electronics and Malfettis cell phone have since been recovered, This case was being investigated by the Major Crime Bureau and Intelligence Agents. Forensic technicians collected and were processing evidence. tis death in January, has said there were other per sons of interest in the case. The private investigator with VIPD investigators.Family of Slain Young Businessman Seeks Information on Investigation from VIPD
St. John Tradewinds CANEEL BAY About the sion. Oriel Smith of the Caneel Bay bility for the deer population that appears to be spreading into the V.I. National Park from the North Shore resort. But Smith cares for the small herd of donkeys which roams the north shore of St. John from Caneel Bay, and he has watched the deer in little more than a decade. Reading about the deer on St. John (St. John Tradewinds, July 14, 2014), for what it is worth, in early I saw two deer swimming ashore on Scott Beach, they stayed around for a few days then I never saw any deer until 4-5 years later, Smith e-mailed St. John Tradewinds. Then they started to multiply, Smith added. At Caneel, we have 5 or 6 sets of twins every year. Having so many sets of twins is the reason why the deer populaSmith, who proffered no theory on the cause of the plurarity fertility. Smith has been at the former Rockefeller Resort for donkeys years and scoffed at St. John Tradewinds erroneous reference to his retirement from Caneel in the July 14 report. I have the very best job on away and leave it, I could retire, but not just yet!! Smith wrote St. John Tradewinds. Smith takes some responsibility for the weight problems being male donkeys in the Caneel Bay not feeding the deer anything special to promote their fecundity. Maybe they spend too much time at Honeymoon Beach?St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 7 St. John Tradewinds 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 Caneel Bay Deer Population Explosion Is Explained by Inexplicable Fertility New Car Ferry Signage Added to VIPA Property St. John Tradewinds
8 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com WE HAVE FISH 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 V.I. Port Authority Conducts Monthly Meeting on STJSt. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY St. John Tradewinds If you are female, have a wife, daughter, or mother, you are probably familiar with organizations like the YWCA, Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs along with your local women centers and womens health clinics. However, what you probably dont realize is that not all communities have these special, often sacred, spaces for women and girls. Can you believe that in 2014, the island of St. John is one of few geographic areas in the United States and the only main island within in the U.S. Virgin Islands that does not have such a place? Sisterhood Agenda is working to change that with the building of its eco-friendly Sisterhood Empower ment Academy (SEA). Sisterhood Agenda teamed up with the John Legend, RYOT and Burkle Global Impact Initiative Operation Girl Charity Challenge on Crowdrise to bring attention to the need for female empowerment spaces and raise funds for its SEA. is to raise $5,000 for the SEAs $178,000 budget and there are funding bonuses available. Sisterhood Mentoring par ticipant Lioness states, I think we need a space because if we in some random building, its not a safe space. We need one safe space where you can talk to people. Girls need more privacy than anyone, really, and this space will give us that. Ayana adds, Girls need a space to know more about their gender and how important it is. We have to educate girls how to be the women they want to be. Instead of always wanting a role model, they can BE the role models in their communities. For the past twenty years, Sisterhood Agenda has focused on the empowerment, health, social, and cultural needs of women and girls of African descent, a particularly vulnerable population. They partner with agencies that also uplift women and girls and have been doing so on a national and global scale with over 3,500 global partners in thirty-four countries. They made St. John their headquarters since 2009 and now, they are creating a space for sisterhood, selfknowledge, self-development, and self-esteem to help local and global constituents heal and prosper. Sisterhood Agenda implement Conference for 100 high school girls in the Virgin Islands and implements sisterhood mentoring programs for girls. Culturally rel-Empowering Girls on St. John: Creating a Space of Their OwnContinued on Page 17
St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 9 TIME FOR A CHANGEIS THERE SOME REASON THAT THE LEADERS IN THIS COMMUNITY DO NOT ADDRESS THE CRIME PROBLEM? THERE ARE ONLY 110,000 OF US IT SHOULD NOT BE HARD TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE POLICE FORCE. AD P AID FOR BY GREGMILLER4VIA few weeks ago the police went to one of the government housing communities and shot one of the residents. They went to break up the guys that were sitting on the edge of the road. Those guys have been sitting on the edge of the road for years, maybe generations, it is also the driveway to Gladys A. Abraham Elementary School. The really strange thing about it is that Kirwan Terrace is right behind a police station. get to know the people. If they did they could have rode up on bicycles with shorts on and ask the guys to move away from the edge of the road. Instead they went with riot gear on and guns drawn. Our Police Department is under a Consent Decree from the US Government because of the lack progress in getting away from the days when the bad guys and the good guys were on the same side. There is no reason that this Community cannot have a safe and effective police force. We just need to train the cops. Training and partnering with police forces in the US can create a police force that protects the people. We can do this but the people have to want to. Now that there are two sides pretty much and the police can continue to improve we have to help prevent the kids from becoming bad guys. There are lots of ways to help start kids off in the right direction. I think the best way We could help the kids get ready for school and teach them to take care each other and that they are ok. We could expose them to reading, sports, music, and the fundamentals of English pronunciation, grammar and sentence structure. We could help them to begin to This would also care for them while their mothers worked or went to school. In a couple of generations we could have an enormous positive impact on this whole community. Our prison system is also under a Consent Decree and a lot of illegal activity goes on in the prisons. Some of it is committed by the Government employees. Our prison could be a model of rehabilitation instead of a place where criminals are being held in an unhealthy environment. We could teach all prisoners to read and get a GED. We could use Community organizations like My Brothers Workshop to train them in trades so that they can have alternatives when they are released. We use inmates to maintain government buildings and does take participation by the leaders in this community to solve the problem. Maybe you can think of someways to stop crime. The one thing that we have to do is doing it. Lets begin to take care of each other. firstname.lastname@example.org B. Gregory Milleron the ballot St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY Get ready to dance the night away when Ish takes to the stage at St. John this Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m. In addition to great music by Ish as well as a few opening numbers by SJSAs talented young band the night will also feature food from some of the islands top restaurants and a cash bar. There is no cover charge, but cuisine donated by Zozos, La Tapa, Ocean Grill, Waterfront Bistro, Rhumb Lines, Fatty Crab, Mathayom, The Terrace, Lime Inn and Sam and Jacks Deli and drinks will be fore sale with all proceeds going to support SJSAs burgeoning ensemble program. The concert came about as an opportunity to raise funds for SJSAs band program and an oppor tunity for Ish to play in a dedicated performance space, as opposed to the corner of a bar. While founding Ish member Jared Warren is a strong supporter of SJSA his wife Angie Warren serves on the schools board of directors the long-time St. John musician also cant wait to play in the Sis Frank Performance Hall. Its an awesome room and Ive always really wanted to play in there, said Warren. The space was designed with performance in mind. Its like a little mini venue and there is really nowhere else on St. John that has that. Plus they have a grand piano that I get to play, Warren said. The July 25 Ish concert is also a way for the community to support the sole St. John arts schools youth ensemble and prepare the band to perform at community tive Director Kim Wild. We had a special board meet ing recently and we talked about getting our ensembles really polished up so we could send them out into the community, said Wild. Wed love to see them represent SJSA and perform at places like Caneel and the Westin and any event in the community. We wanted to do a small fundraiser to get We want to be able to pay for kids who want to do the ensemble who are talented and focused and want to come to the arts school, said Wild. SJSA has several students who requirements already, Wild added. Right now weve come across some kids who really want to do this and really want to commit, she said. They really want to go out and perform too. This fundraiser will help them be able to come and not have to pay. Theyll give back by performing at community functions and events, said Wild. With the focus on SJSA bands and Warrens desire to play the space, hosting a concert at the Sis Frank Performance Hall was simWild. Jared has always wanted to play at the school and we could was the perfect time for Jared and the band to play at the school and give our band a chance to get on stage too. departure for SJSA, which mostly often hosts classical music concerts and student performances, the Sis Frank Performance Hall could easily be the hot new venue for the islands rock bands. This is maybe a new direction for SJSA and a way for them to bring in more bands that would attract a younger audience to get more young people involved with SJSA, said Warren. In addition to the food dinner will be for sale for $20 a plate bar donations were made by The Tap Room, The Beach Bar, Cruz Bay Landing, Skinny Legs, Morgans Mango, Virgin Fire and SJSA is also looking for volunteers to help the night of the concert. For more information or to volunteer, call the arts school at 779-4322. ATTENTION: St. John Tradewinds Summer Publishing ScheduleAug. 11 & 25; Sept. 8 & 22
St. John Tradewinds Greetings from the members of St. John Rescue. Before I present our annual hurricane preparation suggestions I need to ask for help. As you may already know, St. John Rescue owns and operates (thanks to Rotary St. John and a couple generous residents) the US Virgin Islands. Naturally, such a piece of equipment will need annual service. The generator has been in use for one year. So we have just contracted with OGSI, the manufac turer, to send a technician to St. John to service our generator. The cost of this service is $3500.00. St. John Rescue is low on funds and this puts quite a burden on us. We need help from our community. 10 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 MID-MAY TO MIDJUNE AND JULY T rainings Assessment T raining Event To The Rescue Continued on Page 17 RETAIL/OFFICE FOR LEASE 100 to 4,000 SQ FT SPACE AVAILABLE AMPLE PARKING! Call (410) 357 6208 There is certainly someone who either lives on or visits St. John who can send us a check to cover this cost. Please contact me if you can help us. PLEASE RESCUE ST. JOHN RESCUE. My number is (340) 626-5118. St. John Rescue will continue to Fire Service, VIEMS, National Park Service, Myrah Keating Community Health Center and local individuals. We are looking for grants that will offset some of our far between Are you prepared for a major hurricane? St. John Rescue is. Friends Helping Friends VI mission is to help our St. John friends in need... $50 Team Entry FeeGoes to the Friends Helping Friends Fund Sign Up at the Tamarind Call 776-6378 or email email@example.com Friends Helping Friends 3rd AnnualAt the Inn at Tamarind CourtSaturday, July 26th 1:00 pm 8:00 pm Join theArtie PartieJoin theArtie PartieHotdogs Chips Sign up for volunteer grill master! 5 night stay at Grande Bay 4 night stay at Century Hill ...and More!!!Win Big! and write in the Memo Line Friends Helping Friends Fund Mail to PO Box 1020 St. John, VI 00830 ...or take to ... cause thats what we DO! Funds Needed T o Service Oxygen GeneratorAll those who will be on island during a major storm need to keep this important fact in mind: St John Rescue members will not be out and about during a hurricane. Once it is safe to travel we will be out there helping those who need our help. Please be sensible and stay in a safe place until the storm is over. So what should you do prior to a storm hitting St. John? WAPA historically turns off power 24-36 hours prior to landfall. Be prepared for brown-outs prior to power being turned off. Your refrigerator may not survive. Fill up all fuel tanks and propane tanks. Listen to NOAA weather stations and local radio and TV for advisories. Make sure you have enough radios, and other devices. Secure all items in your yard. They become missiles in a strong wind. Prepare for no telephone for Establish personal reporting plan ahead of time to family/ friends stateside. Take down any antennas, satellite dishes solar panels, etc. If you plan on using a generator make sure to disconnect your house from WAPA. People have been electrocuted because generators still connected to WAPA can charge downed power lines. Buy a DC to AC power inverter to charge batteries, run laptop computers, etc.
St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 11 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 St. John Tradewinds RENDEZV OUS BAY A recent fundraising feast held at Eco Serendib Villa and treat, netted $30,000 for local sailors Mayumi Mimi Roller and Kayla McComb in their pursuit of the 2016 Olympics. The largest contribution, $25,000, came from Dr. Cool, a local air conditioning and appliance business based on St. John. Roller and McComb hope to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the newly evolved 49erFX class. Dr. Cool, a subsidiary of U.S. Facilities, has been serving the U.S. Virgin Islands air conditioning and kitchen appliance needs service. Contributions such as this one, however, are what truly set the company apart. Giving back locally is a vital part of Dr. Cools commitment to St. John, said Jim Dobrowolski, President and CEO of U.S. Facilities. We are proud members of the USVI stage at the Rio Olympics would be an amaz ing honor. We salute Mimi and Kayla in their efforts and lend our heartfelt support, said Gary David, general manager of Dr. Cool. The Roller family embodies the spirit of hard work and dedication through their family farming business on St. John. Mimi demonstrates this same spirit which will serve her well as she pursues her dream and represents the USVI on the world stage. It is a privilege to support these talented young women in their Olympic quest, said Harith Wickrema, developer of Eco Serendib Villa and Spa, who coordinated the event with ous and we are thankful to the chefs as well as the other contributors who made this event a success. It is our hope that they will not only represent the Virgin Islands proudly but also help put a spotlight on the pristine natural beauty of St. John and our green message, encour aging visitors to see it for themselves, said Wickrema. Mimi represented the islands at the London Olympics, lets all support her 2016! ecutive Chef and Proprietor Livio Leoni of da and Proprietor Erica Miner of The Terrace Restaurant donated their time, considerable We are so touched by the support of Jim Dobrowolski and Dr. Cool, Harith Wickrema, the chefs and all those who attended and contributed, said Mayumi Roller. We cannot succeed without sponsorship and we are honored to have this backing. Roller and her sailing partner estimate that to complete their campaign. Roller, a native of St. John, competed in the Summer Olympic Games in 2012 in the United Kingdom. Her partner, Kayla McComb, originally hailing from Newport Beach, Cali fornia, moved down to the Virgin Islands to pursue her Olympic dreams with Mimi. Both sailors attended St. Marys College of Maryland where together they led the St. Marys Varsity Sailing Team to a combined total of Racing, Team Racing and both Womens and Coed Fleet Racing National Championships. To donate or learn more about Roller and McCombs Olympic efforts, view their website at www.mksailing.com or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. St. John Tradewinds Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays!
12 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 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) Unique Jewelry by St. John Artist Nogueira Stars in Boise Art GalleryBY SUSAN MANN St. John Tradewinds The unique design interpretations of St. John artist, Kimberly Nogueira, were highly lauded during the July 16th opening Idaho. Nogueiras work was among a highly-select group of contemporary ample a pendant, as a canvas for creating a mechanical design, inter pretation. Nogueira learned the necessary bench skills, including soldering and polishing, during the years she was employed by the R & I Patton Goldsmithing of St. John. The artist is self-taught in all the other techniques that she uses for making her mechanical jewelry enameling, metal clay, sand casting, etching, stone-setting and automaton construction. Nogueira started making mechanical pendants after a death in her family three years ago. Ive since had them published in magazines, books and art jewelry calendars, said the island resident. Although she has only recently begun The minuscule detail of each piece can be so visually challenging for glasses available for its automaton art, enthusiasts. The Love City goldsmith molds and deconstructs favorite, small objects into the three-dimensional design elements of each piece. It takes me between two to three weeks and one to two months to to construction, Nogueira estimated. almond #2 has many lines of very tiny print etched into the copper. I contrasted two forms of wisdom relating to animals one Naits important that we look at and question the elements of our culture that make us uncomfortable, rather than blithely continue to maintain the status quo. But honestly, nobody really wants to do that, put themselves and their behavior under a magnifying glass, the artist admits. To start the process for myself, I made this locket, which includes a tiny magnifying glass that I made for it. The mostly-landlocked crowd in attendance at the Boise show opening were tickled by the fact that the ship of the Wayfarer Talisman, a sterling, bronze, and lazertan pendant, actually moved back and forth in the blue waters! Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the horizon reads the quote on the back by W. Eugene Smith. Living in the Love City community for nearly 20 years was Nogueiras inspiration for the Wayfarer Talisman, she said. www.kimnogueira.com. St. John Tradewinds
St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 13 Gallows Point Resort, Cruz Bay(340)776-0001email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA St. John Tradewinds celebrity-sized wallet is usually needed in order to afford those sweeping North Shore views. Saba Cottage, Caribbean Cottage Retreat and Coqui Cottage, on the other hand, are Love City homes you dont have to be in the 1 percent to afford. Not everyone on St. John can day Homes of St. John sales associate Sandra Mohler. Not everyone needs all that space or all those amenities which drive the price of a home out of your average per sons range. With a little bit of work, these three homes all available for less than $400,000 could appreciate in value, Mohler added. These options give people the ability to gain sweat equity while living and working on their home, she said. All three of these houses are comfortable homes at the bottom of the price range on St. John, which can be improved or enlarged to make them more valuable. These homes provide a comfortable place to live, with the basics necessary to be comfortable, without the need to have a rich relative bankroll the purchase, Mohler said. Saba Cottage is a one bedroom, one bathroom open concept living space nestled among the peaceful hillside of Estate Carolina with Affordable St. John Homes Offer Optionsviews of the lush valley below. The cottage is located on a 0.28acre lot and an adjacent 0.23 acre lot is included in the asking price of $215,000. Saba Cottage has lots of options for different layouts to suit the lifestyle of the homeowner, said Mohler. The large screened deck with a view of the Estate Carolina sugar mill and fertile valto enjoy the view. There are two lots with this property that offer and use the money to add on to the cottage. Caribbean Cottage Retreat is a gardeners dream, perched on a half acre of property in the Upper Carolina subdivision of Coral Bay. The one bedroom, one bathroom home is listed for sale for $249,000 and also includes deeded access to Mohler. Caribbean Cottage Retreat is on a large shady lot surrounded by tall trees and orchids, said the Holiday Homes sales associate. This house is well kept, clean and tidy and is found in a quiet neighborhood, close to Coral Bay with deeded rights to a beach. The terraced rock gardens around the house are a delight for gardeners, with may orchids already established. This is the perfect house for those who value quiet, peaceful privacy, said Mohler. It is minutes away from Coral Bay but far from the crazy crowds. The well built Coqui Cottage, for sale for $372,500, is on a half acre of land in the Estate Fish Bay neighborhood. With footings in place and plans for a main home and pool ready, this newer construction cottage would be ideal pand or to keep it small. Coqui Cottage is a newer, wellbuilt cottage that would be a comfortable place to live while buildThe house could then provide a guest cottage or caretaker house to manage the property. Or it could remain a home for the person who doesnt want a large house to clean and maintain. The Fish Bay community has a lovely harbor for a small boat, kayak, paddle board, snorkeling and other watersports, said the Holiday Homes sales associate. Coqui Cottage is only 15 minutes away from the busy Cruz Bay town, yet it offers a far more laid back lifestyle which makes it feel like its in another time zone. For more information about Saba Cottage, Caribbean Cottage Retreat or Coqui Cottage, call Mohler at Holiday Homes of St. John at (340) 774-8088 or on her cell phone at (340) 514-5968.
14 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 20) Letters to St. John Tradewinds I read the letter from Shanna stating she was appalled at the editor Ive known Steve for thirty years, (if hes that old), and he is in annoy a lot of people with his constant harping on the failures of our government representatives who need to be dressed down or encour for the good of St John. And by the way, who is Tom Oat to be calling the kettle Black, island characters serve a useful purpose and wed be a lot worse off without them. So Go Steve and Go Tom. Keep up the good work and be proud WHAT DO YOU THINK?NEXT DEADLINE: Thursday, July 24thSend your letters/opinions to: email@example.comThe goal which we should be attentive to is how to make our Cruz Bay an ever better place to live and work, not to be concerned about the use of the you wish, as long as we keep our focus on our shared future. This large parcel of land is the last big piece of undeveloped land in the Cruz Bay area and it could be the home of many local opportunities. For over three years, I have presented a plan so much of the congestion pressuring our town. I have presented this plan to nearly every organization and to the Governor, and at the Governors invitation, to the Port Authority Board. At the meeting with the Governor, he clearly was in support for the plan for this Commissioner Smalls how the Port Authority wanted to use the land, Smalls said that VIPA wanted it to be a storage area for empty trailers. The Governor pointed to this plan and said, this is what we should do. Chairman of the Port Authority, St. Johnian Robert OConnor, has repeatedly stated that his plan is to spend $7 to $12 million to stabilize ine how many of us will be impacted by tractors cowboying around banging into and moving trailers from community use. If we dont speak up for a better use of this land, it will be paved and lost to us forever. Now, lets consider what could beImagine if we many decades, St. John has been promised a Vendors Village. Well, here we could create the Vendors Village. A permanent area for vendors, in colorful little buildings with closable shutters, featuring a farmers and foods, crafts shops, and a center courtyard and restrooms, surrounded by the gravel lot parking and convenient for locals, tourists, and cruise ship visitors. palm trees with a permanent amphitheater/stage where Carnival and Events could easily be staged. Currently, Imagine also a place where Holiday Vendors could set up their tents instead of only a few vendors crammed into our little park near the ferry dock. Carnival has outgrown the small Customs lot, yet on this large, the events, not standing in a crowd as it is now. And how about the Childrens Carnival, well there would be plenty of room for bouncy rides and parental involvement. Here, on this large site, we could celebrate Carnival, and the King and Queen Pageant, with local foods, and special cultural activities. Special events Market, etc., would be welcomed here. Our schools could have events and perform plays too. Imagine, such an area which the community could use. We have been promised for decades that a MultiPurpose Center would be created, but please dont hold your breathe for such a $4 to $6 million building, yet here the community could have get togethers with be to have a walking/jogging track around the perimactivities. Around this park, benches and picnic tables could be conveniently placed for families to enjoy. Being that the uses Ive described are not load bearing, such a development wouldnt need $12 mility seeks to do. We would keep the mound between placed. What we should consider is not a Lionel Roberts Stadium as on St. Thomas, nor a Paul E. Joseph on our sister islands, but a landscaped PARK for our community to use and enjoy in a casual atmosphere. What does the Carnival Committee feel about this? the Governor asked me. I replied that I had continuously asked for an opportunity to present this plan to the Carnival Committee but had been declined by the Chairwoman. The Governor then turned to Chairwoman Leona Smith and quizzically asked, isnt that you? Well, I have repeatedly asked Ms. Smith for an opportunity to present this plan and have been blocked at every attempt. Even a request to send a copy to each Carnival Board member has been refused. I have only heard one opposition to this plan and that was a NIMBY (not in my back yard), mostly concerned about the potential for loud music. I have always been supportive of Decibel Levels and consideration of our neighborhoods right to quiet enjoyment at their homes, so I can understand this fear. However, there is no place in Cruz Bay which is free from the sounds of music. The Amphitheater/Stage could be of a cone shape and could be faced away from most of the neighbors homes to suppress the sound. Anyway, which is better, to look down on a park and friendly And so, this is the suggested plan. A wonderful chance to make a beautiful and functional park out of achieve this Community Park? We should lobby our government leaders towards recognizing the need and the better use of these acres of land. We could dedicate any of our available Capital Improvement Funds towards this effort. We should tell our Senators, our Governor, and our Port Authority to think of what is good for St. John. could be.
St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 15 Letter to St. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 16 Without our veterans and those who made the ulany ones guess, however certainly not the Freedom and Liberty we enjoy. We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars, any number of opportunities, we fought for freedom over a few centuries. There are those who would take away what we have as Americans. We continue to maintain an armed force to protect our boarders so we can continue to enjoy what we do have. Something to give serious thought to. Our men and women in uniform stand ready and willing to rise to those who would take away our freedom. Those who survived the battles of years past and present day, many come home broken in need of help as was promised. Where does this help come from? It comes from Veterans Affairs a government run agency regulated by our government. But in view of scandalous indiscretions, many veterans are simply tossed aside in a hurry up and wait situation whereas many die just waiting for help. What is wrong with this picture? Improprieties and interpretation of who gets what and for what, torn bodies, PTSD, cancer. O, just let them wait, maybe they will die. Is this how our veterans should be treated who fought the battles? The American people need to stand up and be counted, urge our elected legislators to do what is right to care for those in need. Call your members of Congress to do what is right for our veterans. America: Help Our VeteransAfter nearly 5 years of painstaking research, studies and community input, the Summers End Group, LLC, sustainable developers of the St. John marina, The Yacht Club at Summers End (YCSE) is pleased to announce that the Department of Planning and Natural Resources has deemed our application complete for St. Johns long awaited marina. Located in Coral Harbor in the waters across from Island Blues, Voyages and Coco Loba, the St. John marina will be a full service, sustainably developed marina offering waste water pump out, fuel, provisioning, restaurants, entertainment, shopping and all a state of the art, world class, recreational marina facility. The Summers End Group, LLCs members are full time St. Johnians including Chaliese Summers, Managing Member, Rick Barksdale and Robert OConnor, Jr. and others who love St. John, her natural beauty and all that she has to offer. The team assembled to design the sustainably developed marina project consists of USVI based marine biologist, ar chitects and engineers, a local cultural anthropologist perience total over 150 years. In a concerted effort to sustainably improve the health of Coral Harbor, the Summers End Group has worked diligently with the Coral Bay Watershed Management Plan Phase II and DPNR to address the issues of storm water runoff, and non-compliant activities both on land and water. Independently, we have also formed a Marine Uses Advisory Panel comhelp guide the ongoing improvements offered by a sustainable approach to growth and island life. Long-range Vision and Planning Market research showing pent up demand for a by the over 40 unsolicited slip requests to date for The Yacht Club at Summers End marina. The 145 slip facility will service nearly all boat and yacht sizes including local power and sailing vesyear round. Through the process of sustainable development modeling, special consideration was given to sea grass beds, coral locations and harbor marine wildlife so that the design and location of the docks avoided and minimized their impact without dredging. Helping to turn the tide of genocide of genera gulation, The Yacht Club at Summers End will have omies being responsible for 90+ jobs equating to $ 3,046,000 in labor income each year, and a total annual economic impact of $ 8,786,500. marinas effect as a catalyst and economic incubator Bay. Summers and partner Barksdale have been full time residents of St. John for years and are passionate about preserving generational St. John families, their Guest Opinion
date, Armstrong added. It looks like there was provision growing going on here after the cotton plantation was abandoned, said the archaeology Ph.D. student. land that he believes was the site of a slave village, now hidden under the soil, he added. village on the plantation, said Armstrong. Well be looking for small houses, small yard spaces and mayThere are three major building foundations found on the Bellevue Estate land as well as ruins of several outbuildings. SJHS members plan to build the culmajor ruins are found. After this two-week dig is wrapped up, Armstrong will further research the history of Bellvue Estate and plans to apply for additional grant funding to continue At SJHSs 40th anniversary ceremony in March, the group announced it has received an anonymous $100,000 gift which will allow for the cultural center project to progress. This incredibly generous anonymous contribu tion is the impetus that this organization needs to move us forward into phase two of our plans for the St. John Cultural and Historical Resource Center, SJHS President Lonnie Willis said at the March event. Phase one was imagining, and phase two will be creating. We are so thankful for this contribution, and I hope it will spur others to make similar commitments to our society and to our island. SJHS is accepting additional contributions to the Cultural Center Capital Campaign. Anyone who would like to contribute should email SJHS President Lonnie Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the groups website at www.stjohnhistoricalsoci ety.org.16 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient The GESC Health Insurance Board announces a town hall meeting for the St. John community of VI Government employ ees both actives and pre-65 retirees to address the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) completion deadline and penalty. The St. John town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 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. The Government Employees Retirement System is preBay. Mark those calendars for Sunday, July 27, for a day of competition 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. On Saturday, October 18, the Animal Care Center of St. John will present the No Fleas Please Flea Market Sale at Winston-Wells 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. The Rotary Club of St. John will host the 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, and a number of wine distributors and silent auction. Details to follow later. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 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 Archaeologists Dig Into Estate Bellevue HistoryContinued from Page 5 culture and heritage. Their community involvement also shows strong support for integrated sustainable principles that revive the islands natural beauty and economy. Both are involved in many community activities and conservation efforts like The Coral Bay Water shed Management Plan Phase ll, CBWMP-Phase ll Marine Uses Planning Teams, American Institute of Architects-Sustainable Development Assessment Team for Coral Bay, Citizens Advisory Committee for VI Waste Management Authority, Coastal Clean Up through Friends of the Park and USVI Dept. of Tourism and The Coral Bay Community Council, Island Green Builders Association/Island Green Living Associations Green Construction and Alternative Energy initiatives, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Programs, Caribbean Regional Ocean Partnership initiatives, St. John Recyclers, St. John Animal Care Center, and Using Sport for Social Change just to name a few. Facts Not Fiction As the permitting process progresses for the St. John marina, The Summers End Group will be communicating through a series of press releases the facts and details of the much anticipated Yacht Club at Summers End. Through dissemination of the facts it is our hope that a true understanding regarding the St. John marina, The Yacht Club at Summers End will be guided by accurate information instead of rumors or blatant falsehood. Such was the case recently as perpetrated through a petition and op/ed piece by Anna Fisher that regarding our project. Made aware of her libelous aswholesale, unfortunately without apology. As evidenced by the closings of Maho Bay Campgrounds, Lilys Market in Coral Bay, Scotia Bank in Cruz Bay and other local businesses, it is no secret that the economy of St. John and the Virgin Islands has seen better times. But a wait and see approach is not a recipe for recovery and prosperity for St. John families. Club at Summers End is part of a vision of a wellplanned, sustainably engineered future for St. John that safeguards the environment, preserves and enhances the culture of generational St. Johnians and provides economic opportunities for generations to John. 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St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 17 PRESEASON OPENS AUG 6th LOVE CITY T BALL TBALL BOYS & GIRLS, 3 7 yrs old TO SIGN UP: Visit the Fish Trap August 6, 2014 Tues Sun 11am 5pm Pre Season Begins OR Call Lisa/Aaron @ 693 -9994 WED & SUN 4 5pm @ OR Visit our FACEBOOK page! FRESHWATER CHURCH TEAMS UP WITH VI SPORTS PARKS, & RECREATION TO PRESENT LOVE CITY T BALL Agenda Global Partners around the globe. Girls everywhere need a place of their own and girls in St. John are no different, states Angela Coleman, Sisterhood Agendas founder. In fact, because it is a smaller, more isolated community, you can argue that this need is enhanced. The SEA will be a resource center and a place where girls can just be themselves. Once the SEA is built, I believe that women and girls in St. John will wonder how they managed without it. With its place by the ocean, the SEA is appropriate inspired by Mother Nature and the properties of water. Another goal of the SEA is to square feet of indoor/outdoor multi-media meeting spaces, a library, water conservation systems, solar power, plus organic fruit, vegetable, and herb gardens. For more information, visit http://sisterhoodagenda.com/sisterhoodempowerment-academy-sea/ and https://www.crowdrise.com/Sister hoodAgenda-OperationGirl/fundraiser/sisterhoodagendainc. Continued from Page 8Empowering Girls on St. John: Creating a Space of Their OwnHave a supply of trash bags on hand to wrap clothing, important papers and other valuables. Have enough money on hand because the ATMs will be down after the storm. Have a supply of drinking water on hand. Usually one gallon per person per day. Make sure your house is secure from the weather and from poststorm looters. If you take medications have one months supply on hand. Have chain saws and other power tools sharpened and ready for service. Determine a safe place where your family members can meet to stay safe. Generators should be run in well ventilated areas and should be securely fastened down to avoid theft. Secure all propane tanks. Do not lay them down, they should always be vertical Purchase a tire plug kit, a battery powered tire pump, and a can Keep a pair of boots readily available. Have a gallon of bleach on hand for adding to cistern water. Have lots of bug repellent Have screening material on hand to repair ripped screens Solar lights work well during power outages physically and mentally. Please use lots of common sense. Dont go out in the middle of a storm to see how hard the wind is blowing. If you must go out (there are virtually no reasons why you should) wear a wet suit and goggles rather than rain gear that can act as a sail and carry you away. St. John Rescue: Funds Needed T o Service Oxygen GeneratorContinued from Page 10 You, the members of communities in the Virgins Islands and Crime Stoppers are a strong control crime. If you know something, say something. ual assault, or know of someone who has been a victim, please report the incident. It doesnt matter if you are female or male, you have been harmed. Dont let the perpetrator walk free and escape punishment for his or her criminal act against your person. And it doesnt matter if the perpetrator is know that this type of crime is occurring, report it. Make a difference in our islands and send a clear message that the Virgin Islands will not and do not support crime, especially this type. On July 10th, police responded to a burglary at Columbo Smoothie Stand in Estate Carolina. The business was left locked and secured the night before at 6:00 and was discovered broken in to the the business include a stereo, CD player, and several bottles of water. Please tell us or the police what you know about this crime. To report crimes, go online at www.CrimeStop persUSVI.org or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin Islands
Such an agreement will be made formal by a favorable ruling by CZM and the Virgin Islands Legislature and cannot be approved prior to CZM approval, the Summers End EAR reads. It is understood that a submerged land agreement is drafted by CZM after the Commission has approved a project. All parties must agree with the document and provide signatures and then it is forwarded to the Government House for review and approval, The docua permit to construct the marina complete and are scheduling the requisite hearings and soliciting comments from the public in a process that optimistically could lead to a decision on the application as early as (See reThe developers claim they already have received unsolicited requests for 40 of the 145 slips. Separate Process for Landside Plans ect has included the well-orchestrated process of securing the rights of seven upland properties on the south shore of Coral Bay with more than 800 feet of shoreline, including the shoulder of Route 107, in addition to underwriting the bureaucratic environmental review process required to develop a marina project. We have active agreements in place for all of the Yacht Club at Summers End, said Barksdale. A 41-foot long public dinghy dock will be located Zone 1 and the shoreline. The fueling station for the marina will be facing the mangroved shoreline behind the WMA bins. Above-ground storage tanks on the upland property will hold 45,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 5,000 gallons of gasoline and will be part of a separate application, according to the EAR. The furthest landward slips are also offset from the shoreline at least 150 feet to take advantage of the water depth, ranging from 5 to 10 feet, avoiding the need to dredge and providing protection from propeller and propwash impacts to seagrasses between the shoreline and the marina, the Summers End application reads. In addition, the overall layout of the large boat slips are 140 feet in length and end 263 feet from the nominal 100-foot wide channel which runs about 200 feet offshore of the historic customs house point on the north side of the harbor. Moravian Church shoreline property behind the Fire Station and the world famous Skinny Legs the location of a long-simmering marina development plan. The main dock of the proposed Summers End marina is depicted as starting from the shoreline opposite the former Voyages restaurant building on Route. 107, the main road to the southeastern shore of the island, The marina plan is the product of years of planning by Rick Barksdale and his wife Chaliese Summers, Louisiana natives who have been full time St. Johnians and contributed years of community involvement laying the groundwork for what would be The Summers End Group, LLCs members includ(e) Summers, managing member, Rick Barksdale and Robert OConnor, Jr. and others who love St. John , according to a press release from the group. OConnor, a respected St. John civic leader, also is the chairman of the V.I. Port Authority.18 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 For Devotions and Study Circles, call 714-1641 776-6316, 776-6254 Sunday School 9 a.m., Divine Worship 10 a.m. 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Coral Bay, Divine Worship 8:30 a.m., 776-6713 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 Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 & Fridays: 7 p.m. Call 776-6339 for more information. Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Saturdays, 779-4477 Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Church Directory St. John Marina Plan Will Change Coral BayContinued from Page 3 Continued on Next Page
velopers that their application is complete, Barksdale, who had previously declined to discuss details of the project pending the completion of the application to DPNR, was not quite ready to talk about details of the project which has consumed his and Summers lives for the past four years. tion has been deemed complete, Barksdale St. John Tradewinds on Thursday, July 18, Seven Land Parcels in Project The upland development associated with the project almost dwarfs the marina itself. Barksdale was reticent to discuss details of the entire plan, but a press release and the permit application provided further infor mation. The St. John Marina will be developed concurrently with an upland redevelopment project on seven generally contiguous par cels in Estate Carolina in Coral Bay and is the subject of a separate Major Land Permit application, the Summers End marina application reads. This upland redevelopment project will provide needed services for the marina, including ample off-street parking, a restausecurity, crew shower and locker facilities, and apartments to support marina management., the application continues. No boat maintenance facilities will be associated with the upland redevelopment project. Controlled Mooring Plan and Bar The most important mitigation measure will (be) establishing a long-term controlled mooring plan in Coral Bay to eliminate illegally moored and anchored boats and substandard moorings that currently are having quality, the application said in direct refer ence to Coral Bays notorious live-aboard neighborhood. There are 115 boats anchored or moored, according to the marina application. (It could not be determined if that number included the half-dozen vessels sunk at moorings, grounded in the mangroves or the commuThe marina will require that all vessels within the marina have their heads locked so that wastewater cannot be discharged into the bay, the EAR reads. The marina will be providing a pump-out service that should be used by all vessels, not only in the marina but also moored in the bay. The marina will be taking over the management of the bay in cooperation with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and will be providing the pump-out service to all vessels on the moorings as part of the management fee, according to the report. The Summers End Group will establish a public-private partnership and work cooperatively with Government and local stakeholders to implement and operate a properly designed and managed mooring system throughout Coral Bay, the application reads. In a continued, long-term planning effort, Summers End Group has formed a Marine Uses Advisory Panel composed of individuals in varied community interest and backgrounds, especially those individuals with knowledge of Coral Bay, the marine environment and boating community, the developers wrote. sive involvement with community projects during their years on St. John. study, the project now just has to make its way through the regulatory and planning processes. This is what a million dollars looks like, Barksdale says of his groups investment in the project as he plops a three-inch thick binder on the table at Deli Grotto and adds a second binder of the same thickness to make a stack. It will take more time, and probably perwork.St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 19 Continued from Previous Page
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CAROLINA from $ 70,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 118,500 CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 135,000 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 144,000VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 150,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 195,000 FREEMANS GROUND from $ 199,000CONCORDIA from $ 205,000LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000SAUNDERS GUT hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 299,000 UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,650,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 3,999/wkONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 55,000 A recent morning found camp ers walking along the waters edge at Great Lameshur Bay, heads bent down as they overturned rocks to reveal a trove of sea life. VIERS Manager Tony Blackwell, and deposit it in a bucket of sea water to show their fellow campers. VIERS Eco-campers also had the chance to hear from Arkansas State University Ph.D. candidate Rachel Welicky who has been studying grunt at the Lameshur Bay wet lab. Researchers do the best they can back to their natural environment, Welicky told campers. After were through we do our best to return them to the same place we got them, said Welicky. We have to do research responsibly. We can use them, but we have to put them back and we have to put them back healthy and happy. Other Eco-camp activities include a mangrove talk with VIERS volunteer Lavonne Christiansen, swimming and telling stories around My favorite part is hanging with my friends, said 10-year-old Kalan Paris. My favorite thing is going to the beach, said Quinn Farrell, 11. I like Twelve-year-old Alyssa Paris liked getting her feet wet at camp. My favorite part of camp is getVIERS has been welcoming eight students came out to Lameshur for a two-night adventure. eight kids and this summer were close to 200, said Brown. VIERS Eco-camps are sponsored by Friends of V.I. National Park, which is dedicated to fostering the vironmental stewards. We want to provide environmental education and programs to children, said Friends of VINP Program Manager Karen Jarvis. Our children are the future environmental stewards of our home. This is a great way for local children to get a fun importantly, to get them out into the island. plore that is in their backyard, said ship programs that get our kids into the park and use the park as a classroom. In addition to the four Ecocamps, Friends of VINP will also sponsor two Science Camps for older students this summer as well. A total of 163 students will take part in those programs, all for free, thanks groups development director Karen Vahling. Donors include Innovative, Vento Trust, FirstBank, Rotary Club, Disney, R&I Patton, International Capital and Management Co., Paul M. Angel Family Foundation, VI-EPSCoR, and more, according to Vahling. For more information about VIERS, check out www.islands.org.VIERS Welcome New Group of Eco-campers to Lameshur Bay St. John Tradewinds Continued from Back Page
24 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2014 St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds LAMESHUR BAY With St. John Festival wrapped up and school another month away, students are descending to Lameshur Bay for the annual Eco-camps at V.I. Environmental Resource Station. Owned by University of the Virgin Islands and managed by Clean Islands Inter national, VIERS welcomes students each summer who come out to remote Lameshur Bay on the islands south shore for threeday, two-night Eco-camps, where they learn about everything from mangroves to shore birds. In the Eco-camps this year, were focusing on birds and its been a real hit, said VIERS Administrator Randy Brown. The kids are learning the difference between a bird and a bat and listening to different bird calls. Theyre really been having fun with it. The eco-campers, from across St. Thomas and St. John, also spend time on shoreline walks where they search for and identify marine creatures like sea cucumbers and pencil urchins. VIERS Welcome New Group of Eco-campers to Lameshur BayContinued from Page 23