Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
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Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: October 25, 2010
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October 25-31, 2010
Copyright 2010 ST. JOHN

The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Night Vigil Honors
Those Killed by
Domestic Violence
Page 3
Slated for Kingshill,
/<1 Bordeaux Roads
Page 2
S-Westin Recovers
..l from TS Otto
Page 4
a Maho Bay Camps
4 Lease Extended
Until July 2012
Page 3
Island Elder Guy Benjamin Westin Recovers
Celebrates 97th Birthday from TS Otto
Page 4
Friends gathered at Fred's in Cruz Bay to
celebrate eminent retired educator Guy Benjamin's Bio-Rentention
97th birthday last week. Pictured with Benjamin is Pond at Kingshill
Oscar James, above center, and "Trinidad Charlie" Difference
Deyalsingh, top right, Cid Hamling and Nyimah Making Difference
Jacobs, right, were among those in attendance. with Storm Runoff
Page 7
STJ ACC Reorganizes
St. John TradewindsNews Photos by Chuck Pishko for Sustainability
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2 St. John Tradewinds, October 25-31, 2010

h DPW plans to widen
Pr co : :- and pave Kingshill Road
once the island's roads
Building Our Futur, Toerecover from damage

wrought by Tropical
Storm Otto.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Jaime Elliott

DPW Continues Working To Keep

Centerline Passable Improvements

Slated for Kingshill and Bordeaux Rds

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Government officials have plans to widen and
pave portions of both Bordeaux Road and Kingshill
Road after the clean up efforts from Tropical
Storm Otto are completed.
During a press conference last week, Department
of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls updat-
ed residents about on-going road repairs and future
planned projects.
DPW crews across the territory continue to clear
roadways from mud and rock slides which were im-
pacted by TS Otto. The massive hillside slide in the
Upper Carolina area of Centerline Road from Carey
Mercurio's house continues to spill down into the

road, but crews did remove the septic system from
the area last week.
One lane has been kept open since the slide from
Mercurio's house above buried Centerline Road on
Monday, October 11, and crews are keeping the soil
in place to help stabilize the hillside, according to
There are several other areas in the Carolina sec-
tion of Centerline Road which have also been un-
dermined. DPW officials erected cones in the most
problematic areas, and asked residents to proceed
with caution where the roadbed has been compro-
DPW workers have also been concentrating on
Continued on Page 17

The Community Newspaper Since 1972

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Jaime Elliott

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Sis Frank, Chuck Pishko,
Malik Stevens, Adam Lynch,
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graphs or advertisements allowed without
written permission from the publisher

Mosquito Fogging Set for October 26

The Department of Health's Environmental Health division will
be fogging for mosquitoes on St. John on Tuesday, October 26.

Pig Roast Fundraiser for Christensen
There will be a pig roast fundraiser for Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen at the Coral Bay Triangle on Friday, October
29. The fun starts at 4 p.m. with live music and lots of food and
drinks for sale.

SJRC's Junior Tennis Tourney Nov. 5-7
The St. John Racquet Club will sponsor a V.I. Tennis Associa-
tion Junior Tennis Tournament in memory of Madeline and Scotty
November 5 through 7 in Cruz Bay.
The tournament is open to girls and boys aged 10 through 18.
The entry fee is $15 and all entries must be received by October
31. For more information call Patrice Harley at 776-6643.

STT/STJ Ag Fair Applications Due Nov. 5
Applications for vendors wishing to participate in the annual
St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair are available from
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service Office, the V.I. Department
of Agriculture and Sea Chest.
The deadline for applications is Friday, November 5. This year
the Fair will be on November 20 and 21, on the grounds of UVI's
Reichhold Center for the Arts on the St. Thomas campus.
The theme for this year's fair is "Farm Today for a Healthier
Tomorrow." For more information, contact the Department of Ag-
riculture at 774-5182 or the UVI Cooperative Extension Service
at 693-1080.

Moravian School Benefit Concert Nov. 7
The Moravian School Fundraising Committee is hosting a ben-
efit gospel concert featuring evangelist Bridget Blucher-Simms,
Marlon "Brother Paul" Anderson and Sister LaFleur Durrant on
Sunday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the Memorial Moravian
There will also be appearances by local artists Redeem Broth-
ers & Friend, Memorial Moravian Youth Steel Orchestra and the
Unity Dancers of St. John.
Tickets, $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12, will be
available at all Moravian Church offices and from members of the
Moravian School Fundraising Committee or call Stacie at 626-
The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy an evening of
praise in song.

Historical Society Meeting Is Nov. 9

The St. John Historical Society will host its first meeting of the
season on Tuesday, November 9, at Bethany Moravian Church
Hall at 7 p.m. There will be a short business meeting and then
a presentation entitled "When I Am Dust Upon The Wind..." by
long-time St. John resident and former member and director of the
Virgin Islands Humanities Council Magda Smith.
Smith will share some of the works of Albert E. Daniel and dis-
cuss her insights and comments on the life and work of this early
St. Thomas painter and sculptor. Born in 1897, Daniel was one of
the first Virgin Islanders of African descent to devote most of his
adult life to painting and sculpture. A self-taught artist, who was
motivated by deep religious feelings and love for his people, Dan-
iel produced paintings and sculptures for more than four decades.

St. John Tradewinds, October 25-31, 2010 3

Maho Bay Camps

Lease Extended
Eco-Resort Will Operate Until July 2012 at Least

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Residents lit candles and donned placards with the names of women, men and children
who lost their lives to domestic violence in the territory during the vigil.

Domestic Violence Vigil Honors Those

Killed by Familiar Hands of Violence

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
"If you say 'Yes,' you get a slap,"
said Eulie Ferrol. "If you say 'No,'
you get a slap. If you say nothing
you get a slap."
Ferrol's words were a stark re-
minder of why 30 residents gath-
ered in Cruz Bay's Frank Powell
Park on Thursday night, October
21, for a candle light vigil in com-
memoration of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month.
Hosted by the St. John Com-
munity Crisis Center, the vigil
honored women, men and children
who have lost their lives to domes-
tic violence in the territory. Partici-
pants wore placards around their
necks bearing the name of a victim,
and there weren't enough necks to
carry all of the names.
"There were six new names add-
ed to the list just this year of people
who have lost their lives to domes-
tic violence in the territory," said
Missy Bergene, a SJCCC volun-
teer. "I'm here to let people know
what is really going on out there."
Ferrol brought along her daugh-
ter and two grandchildren to the
vigil and her motivation was clear.
"I don't want my children and
grandchildren to be treated the way
I was treated," she said.

The effects of domestic violence
are not always evident in bruises,
Ferrol's daughter Shani Carbon
"When you talk about domestic
violence you can't forget that it's
not always physical, there are also
emotional and verbal violence,"
said Carbon. "They can cause a lot
of damage and you don't always
see that. They are silent killers."
It is exactly the silence too of-
ten accepted as a part of domestic
violence that must end, explained
Pastor Lilette George, who spoke
to the crowd.
"When I think of the stigma of
domestic violence in our commu-
nity I think of two words silence
and reputation," said George. "Si-
lence because too often in a com-
munity where we share so many
things together, when it comes to
domestic violence we are silent.
We turn away."
"Sometimes we don't want any-
one to know that we've been hurt,"
George said. "So we hurt in silence.
But if we keep silent there will be
no help."
Speaking up and seeking help
is the only way to change the
harsh reality of domestic violence,
George added.
"The time has come for us to

speak," she said. "Nothing is going
to change if we stay in silence."
Too often the shame of admit-
ting that one is abused or an abuser
keeps them from speaking, George
"I say reputation because we're
afraid and ashamed by what people
will think of us if they know we're
victims or batterers," said the pas-
tor. "The question we need to ask
is 'What do we think of ourselves.'
No more silence and no more fear-
ing our reputations because we
have a responsibility to our com-
"There are no more excuses,"
said George.
Catherine Stephens attended the
vigil both on behalf of her boss,
Senator at Large Craig Barshinger,
for whom she is the St. John office
manager, and on her own behalf.
"I'm here personally because
I am against domestic violence,"
said Stephens. "And I am here be-
cause Senator Barshinger couldn't
make it and this is very important
to him. He is against domestic vio-
lence and all forms of violence."
Other attendees included Sis-
terhood Agenda founder Angela
Coleman, Bonnie Corbeil from
Crime Stoppers USVI and VI. Po-
lice Department officials.

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Maho Bay Campground is not
closing any time soon.
With the threat of its long-term
lease expiring this summer, the
popular campground was gearing
up to close down. Last week, how-
ever, the eco-resort was granted a
reprieve for at least two more sea-
The eco-resort is owned by
Stanley Selengut, but the North
Shore property it sits on is owned
by three families. Selengut had
a 35-year lease for the property,
which was due to expire on July
31, 2011 which would have
made this upcoming season the
campground's last.
As the date of Maho's expiring
lease neared, a national non-profit
organization got involved to help
preserve the area. Trust for Public
Land which was instrumental
in obtaining the majority of Estate
Maho Bay for inclusion in the VI.
National Park has been in suc-
cessful negotiations with the three
families who own the campground
Those talks, however, have not
yet wrapped up and in the mean-
time, the property owners have
agreed to extend the campground's
lease to July 31, 2012 and even
further if needed, according to
campground personnel.
"The three families who own
the land under Maho Bay Camp-
ground have generously extended
the lease to allow for two more
full winter seasons," said Maho
general manger and vice president
Adrian Davis. "Maho is not clos-
ing on July 31, 2011. We now have
the extension until the summer of
2012 so we'll have the 2010/11
and 2011/12 seasons for sure."
"In addition, if current sale ne-
gotiations fail, another extension
is promised," Davis said.
While TPL continues to nego-
tiate with the three families, offi-
cials remained tight-lipped about
details last week.
"Negotiations are very much on
track," said John Garrison, TPL's
Virgin Islands program director.
"We are pleased that the seller
agreed to extend the lease while

"The three families
who own the land
under Maho Bay
Campground have
generously extended
the lease to allow for
two more full winter

Adrian Davis, General Manager and VP
Maho Bay Campground

we're finalizing negotiations. I
can't really say any more than
Ideally, Maho Bay Campground
officials would like to operate the
resort for at least another 35 years,
according to Davis.
"The ultimate dream is for us
to be here for another 35 years,"
he said. "Maho would love to con-
tinue to operate forever regardless
of who owns the land because of
what we provide to tourists and to
the community."
With its near-year-round book-
ings, cutting edge trash to treasure
program and popular glass blow-
Continued on Page 17

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Community Calendar ...........14
Crossword Puzzle ........ 14
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P police Log ...........................15
Real Estate ....................17-19

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Pool Closed as Westin Resort Recovers from TS Otto Damage

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The pool won't open until next
month, but Westin Resort and Vil-
las officials continued to make
improvements last week on resort
grounds and facilities which were
damaged by Tropical Storm Otto.
"Things are good," said Westin
general manager Mike Ryan. "The
resort is open and we are making
very good progress. All the cus-
tomer facing areas are looking
better by the day."
After TS Otto dumped more
than a foot of rain on St. John in
early October, the Westin's Great
Cruz Bay property was inundated
with runoff. The worst of the dam-
age affected the tennis courts,
which were mostly ruined, the
resort's signature pool, which was
filled with mud, and the beach
area, which was littered with sev-
eral boats that had broken free of
their moorings.
The resort remained open
throughout the ordeal and officials
are repairing the grounds and tak-
ing advantage of the opportunity
to make upgrades to several Wes-
tin facilities, explained Ryan.
"November 14 is our targeted
date to reopen the pool area," he

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Westin Resort's expansive signature pool won't open until mid-November as resort
officials take advantage of recent damage from TS Otto to resurface the attraction.

said. "We're resurfacing the pool
while we have the opportunity."
Snorkels Restaurant is set to re-
open on November 14 as well and

the Beach Cafe should be up and
running by the end of October,
Ryan added.
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The ballrooms, which were also
damaged by the water, will receive
new carpeting, Ryan explained.
"We have carpet en route and I
would say we're shooting for the
first week of November to have
the ballrooms back up and run-
ning," he said.
The Westin's Kid Club area
also suffered water damage and
will get new carpeting as well.
That area is set to open on the
same schedule as the ballrooms,
according to Ryan.
As for the beach area, Ryan
was hopeful that two remaining
sailboats on shore would be re-
moved shortly. All in all, Ryan
was pleased with the progress of
repairs and improvements at the
"It's going to be better than it
was before," he said. "It was a
great team effort and we still have
teams of associates going around
the property as part of the land-
scaping beautification."
"Customers are still coming
and the services are getting back
to normal," said Ryan.

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Community Celebrates Guy Benjamin's 97th Birthday

By Chuck Pishko
St. John Tradewinds
Monday, October 18, 2010, was a Red Letter Day
in the Cruz Bay community. The occasion was Guy
Benjamin making his 97th birthday! It was a momen-
tous event for all of St. John.
Mr. Benjamin presided over a large gathering of
well-wishers, both family and friends, at Fred's Res-
taurant/Bar and Cut Rate Store. The party started at 4
p.m. and lasted well into the night.
Even before the party began, Fay Samuel fed Guy
and Milton Samuel their favorites, corned beef and
berry pie. There would be no time to eat as they greet-
ed everyone.
No sooner had the guests started to arrive when
the domino table was set up by Omar Stephens and
the games began. There were plenty of drinks but no
birthday cake.
Kim "Cupcake" Edwards, owner of Baked in the
Sun, donated 11-and-a-half dozen frozen peanut but-
ter chip and chocolate chip cookie dough with the
proviso that Cid Hamling bake them! Well baked and
delicious cookies were enjoyed by all.
Eirleen and George January were among the first to
arrive and George was the first to sing "Happy Birth-
day" to Guy. Friends and family who are no longer
with us were fondly remembered, especially Fred
Samuel, the proprietor of Fred's and a close friend
of Guy's.
Fred Samuel was no doubt there in spirit and well
represented by his daughter, Fay, his twin grand-
daughters, Persha and Dawn, and great-granddaugh-
ters Kasia Cornelius and Nyimah Jacobs. Kasia ar-
rived late in her spiffy school uniform while Nyimah

Island elder Guy Benjamin rang in his
97th birthday with friends, dominoes and
cookies at Fred's in Cruz Bay.

had already serenaded Guy with her precious rendi-
tion of "Happy Birthday."
God willing, next year at the same time and place
our primo culture-bearer will make 98. Plan on being
there to help him celebrate.

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St. John Tradewinds
President Barack Obama an-
nounced last week his endorse-
ment of Governor John deJongh
for re-election as Governor of the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
"Governor deJongh is a proven
leader. He has done a tremendous
job and deserves re-election," said
President Obama. "His hard work
has led to steady improvement in
the Virgin Islands and his efforts
to build the local economy and im-
prove public education and health
care for all in the territory have

been impressive. I am proud to
stand with John, and his running-
mate Greg Francis, and support
their campaign for re-election."
"I am deeply honored to have
President Obama's endorsement,"
said Governor deJongh. "I am de-
termined to continue my work to
keep our local economy moving
forward and to build a better future
for all Virgin Islanders. I thank the
President for his support and for
his inspiring leadership."
Governor John deJongh and Lt.
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Students Enjoy Fire Prevention Week Jamboree

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Julius E. Sprauve School students got a first-hand
look at the importance of the V.I. Fire Department on
Wednesday morning, October 20.
VIFD officials in Cruz Bay ignited a small wooden
structure in the Winston Wells ball field for the Kid's
Jamboree, a part of the department's annual celebra-
tion of National Fire Prevention Week. The event was
originally scheduled for October 6, but had to be re-
scheduled due to Tropical Storm Otto.
JESS students donned plastic fire hats and watched
from the bandstand bleachers as VIFD officials quick-
ly extinguished the flames in the ball field.
The goal of Fire Safety Week is to increase public
awareness of fire and this year's theme was "Beep!
Beep! Beep! Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live
With." Students got a chance to see and hear a prop-
erly functioning smoke alarm and surely took home a
life-saving lesson.
Following the fire demonstration, JESS students

Students enjoyed a demonstration by
VIFD's Cruz Bay firemen.

enjoyed Jerome Lake's inflatable slides and bouncy
attractions in Winston Wells ball field.
As part of Fire Safety Week, VIFD stations across
the territory hosted open houses and Kid's Jamborees
centered around the importance of smoke alarms.

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supporter of President Obama's
legislative priorities including the
American Recovery and Reinvest-
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financial regulatory reform.
Governor deJongh's policies
and priorities build upon the inter-
connection of sound education and
training of Virgin Islanders, the
creation of economic opportunities
for all by facilitating investment in
local industries, and rigorous ef-
forts to assure public safety.

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St. John Tradewinds, October 25-31, 2010 7

Kingshill Bio-Rentention Pond Making a Difference

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Although Coral Bay still turned brown
with runoff during from Tropical Storm Otto
early this month, there was actually less sed-
iment dumping into the bay thanks to a new
bio-retention pond on Kingshill Road.
The pond is the first of 18 projects the
Coral Bay Community Council is imple-
menting as part of its share of a major grant
from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
The V.I. Resources Conservation and
Development Council, in partnership with
the Department of Planning and Natural
Resources, CBCC, Estate Fish Bay Hom-
eowners Association, The Nature Conser-
vancy and University of the Virgin Islands,
received a $2.8 million grant earlier this
year from NOAA as part of the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The grant is funding a number of projects
on both St. John and St. Croix, including
extensive road work in Estate Fish Bay and
East End Bay on the big island.
In the Coral Bay area, CBCC has 18 proj-
ects planned, all of which are designed to

St. John Iradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

The bio-retention pond recently installed along Kingshill Road, above,
was tested by more than a foot of ran from TS Otto, but held up well,
according to officials.

stem the tide of storm water runoff.
The Kingshill Road bio-retention pond is
the first of those projects to make significant
headway. The pond is located on a one-third
acre property which was donated by the Eg-

bert Marsh Trust and results have already
been obvious.
The first step was removing a knee wall
which had previously diverted run off from
Gerda Marsh Hill down Kingshill Road

and directly into Coral Bay. Now that wall
is gone and the runoff flows into the pond,
where it percolates into the soil and even-
tually continues down the gut with far less
sediment than before.
The pond is circled by gabion baskets,
followed by an earth berm and finally a
brush berm. An overflow channel in the
back of the pond directs water back into the
gut in the valley, which was evident during
the recent heavy rain event.
The project was contracted to Sunny
Rock Construction to the tune of $66,000,
and while officials hoped to be further along
before the deluge from TS Otto, the pond
held up well, according to the contractor.
"We would have liked to be further along
before the rain, but the pond held up great,"
said Steve Hendren, Sunny Rock owner.
The pond is being landscaped by Rosa-
lee Gage of Love City Garden Center and
will have a "natural feel" when complete,
according to CBCC president Sharon Col-
The project was designed by former
CBCC storm water engineer Joe Mina, and
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Top: Dr. Cora Christian (center), the
Director of the V.I. Medical Institute which
has sponsored CareForce for the past
10 years greets Dr. Craig Friedenberg
(right), of St. John Eye Care who has
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"Gifft Hill School Gives Back" Nov. 12
Gifft Hill School has announced its first school-wide community ser-
vice day "Gifft Hill School Gives Back," on Friday, November 12.
In September, letters were sent to non-profit organizations on St. John
requesting information regarding their ideas for projects.
Teams of faculty members and students ranging in age from preschool
through 12th grade will be working in the community all day doing ser-
vice activities such as cleaning, maintenance, administrative help, repair
work, and companionship for the elderly.
Questions or suggestions regarding GHS Gives Back can be directed
to Beth Jones or Molly Murrill in the Development Office at GHS by
calling 776-1730 or mailing ghsdevelopment@mac.com.

New Property Tax Deadline Nov. 16;
Appeal Deadline Set for December 1
Governor John deJongh has extended the deadline for residents
to pay 2006 real property taxes, residential and commercial, until
November 16. The last day for filing an appeal of the 2006 Real
Property Tax Bills is December 1.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Angela Coleman

(Left to Right) Cheryl Francis, Sisterhood Agenda founder Angela Coleman, Senator
at Large Craig Barshinger, COAST's Tito Livingstone and Vivian St. Juste of the Family
Resource Center.

Sisterhood Agenda Looking To Expand,

Launch Training Academy in Virgin Islands

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After graduating from Princeton University in
1994, Angela Coleman decided to make a real differ-
ence in the lives of young girls and now she is bring-
ing her successful and popular program right here to
St. John.
"At school I was doing research on issues that were
facing women and girls," said Coleman, who moved
to Love City last year. "I wanted to do something in
community development and I got to the point where
I wanted to stop doing research and start putting
things into action."
Coleman launched Sisterhood Agenda in Washing-
ton, D.C. and then brought the program to North Car-
olina when she relocated. Sixteen years later, she has
empowered countless girls and boys to reach their full
potentials, established partnerships with thousands of
organizations around the globe and is gearing up for
the next step a global training academy.
"I moved to St. John last year specifically to set up
Sisterhood Agenda's global training academy," said
Coleman. "I really love it here and I just felt this re-
ally strong sense of community in the Virgin Islands
and on St. John in particular."
Sisterhood Agenda focuses on positive peer men-
toring and creates, implements and disseminates ac-
tivities for women and girls aimed to prevent teen
pregnancies, emphasize the importance of education
and promote self-respect, explained Coleman.
Through the new training academy, Coleman has

expanded Sisterhood Agenda to include a Brother-
hood Agenda division. With a similar goal as Sister-
hood Agenda, the male-centric division of Coleman's
organization focuses on keeping boys out of gangs
and in school and preventing drug use and juvenile
Coleman hopes to partner with V.I. Department of
Education officials to bring her global training acad-
emy and its vast potential to schools across the terri-
"We're trying to get this off the ground here," she
said. "We have a lot of things that are pending as far
as funding and partnerships, but one thing we need is
to locally adapt this program. That is one of the hall-
marks that makes the program a success."
Sisterhood Agenda's first local meeting late last
month drew Cheryl Francis, the wife of Lieutenant
Governor Greg Francis, as well as Senator at Large
Craig Barshinger and representatives from the Family
Resource Center and the Council on Alcoholism and
Drug Dependency St. Thomas/St. John.
"We had a great meeting and there is a lot of inter-
est in what we can do as far as empowering boys and
girls in the territory," said Coleman.
Through the global academy, Coleman would train
teachers and faculty members to implement a cur-
riculum based on supporting respect, self-esteem, a
wholistic approach to health with exercise and fitness,
healthy eating and life skills and sexual health.
"We don't implement the program ourselves, we
Continued on Page 15

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St. John Tradewinds
In response to last month's cry for financial as-
sistance, the St. John Animal Care Center was over-
whelmed with a flood of help, both financial and oth-
erwise, to keep the shelter open.
Hundreds of concerned citizens, many of whom do
not even live on St. John, donated thousands of dol-
lars online at the ACC website (stjacc.org), while oth-
ers heeded the call by delivering food, toys and other
supplies directly to the shelter.
Over the past few weeks the ACC Board of Direc-
tors worked to identify priorities and needs. A new
strategy emerged, bringing into focus the many tasks
required for long term sustainability. The newly di-
vided duties more clearly define the efforts needed to
ensure continued progress and ultimate success.
Sixteen different areas of responsibility were
identified, each with a dedicated leader and support-
ing pack members. Several volunteers have already
stepped forward to offer their time and talents, while
many more leaders and pack members are needed.
Below is a list of each area of responsibility and its
corresponding pack so far.
Shelter Operations Diana Ripley
Animal Neglect and Abuse Anne Marie Porter (Pack
Member: Paul Jordan)
Fundraising Events Monica Monro and Karin
Collection Cans Dean Baldwin (Pack Members:
M.Monro, K.Schlessinger)
Non Monetary Donations Karen Radtke
Education Paul Jordan (Pack Member: Diana
PR and Media Elaine Campbell and Jen Dale
Contact Management Jen Dale
Website Management John Fuller
New Building BJ Harris (Pack Members: D.Ripley,
J.Dale, P.Jordan)
Volunteers Seeking an organized volunteer to co-
ordinate existing volunteers and their talents, recruit
new volunteers, and coordinate volunteer efforts for

Shelter Operations and Fundraising events.
Feral Cat Control Seeking a passionate volun-
teer leader to manage the feral cat feeding stations
(including maintenance, inventory consumption and
distribution records) and arrange for construction and
placement of new feeding stations across the island.
Monica Monro has volunteered to be a member of
this pack.
Adoptions Seeking a caring volunteer leader who
will coordinate and manage the weekly adoption clin-
ic at The Marketplace, take weekly photos of animals
to be adopted and distribute to the Website Manager,
manage distribution of "off-island" adoption flyers to
villas and local businesses, and develop and maintain
a Pet Sponsorship fundraising program and coordi-
nate results with the Website and PR/Media leaders.
Big Dog Funding Seeking a determined volun-
teer leader to research/identify/report on alternate
funding sources available, including: contact and
follow-through on all government funding requests;
researching viable grant opportunities; and coordi-
nating other large donations. John Fuller, Monica
Monro, Donna Traina and Anne Marie Porter have
volunteered to be members of this pack.
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teer leader to write, submit and follow-up on grants
identified by the Big Dog Funding committee and ap-
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member drives, prepare and distribute new member
cards, design/print/distribute quarterly Member news-
letter, and maintain accurate membership records (and
updating the Contact Management leader). BJ Harris
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Alesia Georgiou, left, will
lead Theater I and Theater II
classes for youth this fall at
St. John School of the Arts.

Q&A with Alesia Georgiou

An interview with SJSA's new theater teacher

St. John Tradewinds
Alesia Georgiou is a native
New Yorker, and began studying
the performing arts at age seven,
when she enrolled at the Lee Stras-
berg Theater Institute. From there
she moved on to the Fiorello La-
Guardia High School of Perform-
ing Arts, (otherwise known as the
'FAME' school), and holds a BFA
from the Moscow Art Theater. A
founding member of Studio Six
Theater Company, she will be per-
forming in Montreal's Wildside
festival this January.

TW: What is your name, what
do you teach at St. John School of
the Arts and how long have you
been teaching at the school?
I'm Alesia Georgiou, and I
teach theater to both older and
younger students. This is my first
year at SJSA.

TW: What is your background
as far as education and/or experi-
ence in your subject or area of ex-
My alma mater the Moscow
Art Theater, teaches a program for
college graduates ;i,,., 'ii Har-
vard called Stanislavski Summer
School. I began by ',,ma in on
those classes to gain a new per-
spective of the same topics I was
studying, and eventually my the-
ater company, Studio Six, began
teaching workshops to children in

TW: What do you like most
about teaching at SJSA?
The students at SJSA are fantas-
tic, they have so much energy and
.1,,,,,,,I,,.,,i They are fun to be
around, and the environment at the

school is very supportive. St. John
is so lucky to have such a great re-
source for both kids and adults.

TW: Why should someone take
your class?
My class is a lot of fun! The
kids become an ensemble ;i,, ,,i,l
team-building theater games and
we explore creative expression
using the body, voice and imagi-
nation. During the course of the
year students will create their own
stories ;i,, ,1,i, object and animal
etudes, in addition to working on
scenes and monologues.

TW: What would you like your
students to take away from the
I want students in my class to
make new connections and devel-
op their independence while also
understanding the importance of
collaboration. The ensemble that
we create promotes confidence
;h,,. ,~-ih creativity.

TW: Why do you think an arts
education is important?
Artsprograms strongly influence
,,. r-;,,,,.v-, as well as enhance cul-
tural understanding by developing
new ways to perceive the world.
The arts help students transcend
previous limitations (whether real
or imagined), and promote think-
ing "outside the box. "

Georgiou will teach Theater I
and Theater II classes to younger
and older children this season at
SJSA. Theater II meets on Mon-
days from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is
open to students aged 11 and old-
er. Theater I will meet on Fridays

from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is open [I,-*
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years old.
To register for classes or for
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Financial Help Is Available

Thanks for Help During Mud Slide from TS Otto

A valuable new resource is now available to USVI citizens. Our
territory has finally been added to the website; benefitscheckup.org.
Those in financial need who want to find out what extra help may be
available can go to this website and click on, Virgin islands.
There are screening questions which you can then answer to see
if you may qualify for; food stamps (SNAP) help with medical bills,
housing, etc.
You never know. Don't give-up! Also, please feel free to share this
information with any agency, family or individual.
Susan Mann
Cruz Bay

Keeping Track of Crime

2009 2010 TO-DATE
Homicides: 1 Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0 Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0 Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 5 Armed Robberies: 1
Arsons: 0 Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 6 1st Degree Burglaries: 2
2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 2nd Degree Burglaries: 16
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 59
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 50
Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0

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I would like to give Kudos/Halos to Delegate
Donna Christensen, Governor deJongh and several
of his cabinet members who was instrumental in get-
ting much needed-assistance to the eight families who
were shut off from the rest of the community during a
massive mud slide that occurred on our road.
We were aware that it's an estate road, but this slide
was above and beyond what we as residents could
have handled. Thanks to commissioner Daryl Smalls
for providing us with the necessary resources needed
to get us out and join the rest of the community.
WAPA staff as usual was there to replace the poll
that was taken out within a day. We await cable and
telephone. Hopefully, they'll be coming in soon.
Much praises are to be given to Adam Cook and
his two workers who brought in pallets and formed
a bridge for us to walk out on, even though the first
ones were taken out by a second slide. Not to mention
how they dragged a generator through the mud and
bushes so we could have electricity. He's our hero.
Thanks for the calls Administrator Leona Smith to
check up on us. Ira Wade, thanks for coming to see
with your own eyes and offering suggestions.
We have another hero and his mastery on the

Tracko. Thanks Brothers, you're very good at what
you do. I didn't think you would have gotten out after
being stuck in the mud. Believe me we were all
glad because there could have been an unhappy end-
The neighbors of Bordeaux Road are the best.
Thanks to all of you who so generously offer to leave
a vehicle on the other side of the road for our use. It's
in times of crisis that you find out who are true friends
and neighbors.
I definitely cannot forget to thank the keeper of our
road. Mud slide or not, he's always out there filling
holes and cutting back bush growth. The neighbors
have appropriately named it William's road. Thanks
We are grateful that no lives were loss and we em-
pathize with our neighbors who sustained damage to
their homes and property.
There's a reason and a purpose for everything that
happens in life. I hope we all find our purpose and use
it. God bless you all and continue to shine for Him.

Aldria Wade
Bordeaux Mountain Resident

Giving Scripture Quotes Proper Attribution

Just wanted to comment on the statement attrib-
uted to Anonymous at the end of Dawn O'Bryan's let-
ter "When You Look in the Mirror," and let her (and
your readers) know that is is actually a paraphrase of
Scripture in Matthew 25:31-46, especially verse 45
"...then He (Jesus) shall answer them saying 'Verily I
say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the
least of these, ye did it not to Me.'
This is in no way meant to be a criticism, but more

of a light shining on Truth. So many sayings are
thrown around as just platitudes or cliches, but are ac-
tually secularized Scripture and I believe they should
be given their proper recognition and respect.
A lot of people don't know the Bible at all, and it is
the Power of the Word of God and should not be made
to be anything less than what it really is.
Pam Dolson

Cruz Bay Apt's Tenants Appreciation Day Successful

Southwind Management Services, Cruz Bay Apart-
ments' site manager Etel Dias, CBA tenants, their
families and friends would like to thank Ashmore
Hyndman with the John DeJohng campaign, Derek
Athanase with the Parrot Club, Nedra Ephraim with
Starfish Market and Cassandra Henley with Passion
Fruit Chefs for all their contributions that made the
first CBA Tenants appreciation day a community fun
We would like to acknowledge the kindness and
cooperation of Mr. James Stevens for the grills, Mr.
Dario Bartlett for his services as a chef, Ms. Lisa

Thomas for the children's entertainment, Mr. Ricky
Abraham for bartending, Ms. Johanna Sealey for set-
ting up and breaking down and, Mr. Ferguson for the
wonderful music we danced to.
We would also like to thank Senator-at-Large Craig
Barshinger for taking the time from his busy schedule
to attend our tenant appreciation block party.
Without all of you it would not have been possible.
Ordinary people can do extraordinary things.
Etel Dias
Property manager
Cruz bay Apartments

John Bolding has not been convicted of burglary. An article headlined "Resident Commends St. John
Police for Swift Action in Nabbing Burglar" in the October 11-17, 2010 issue St. John Tradewinds re-
ported Bolding was arrested by V.I. Police and charged with burglary after a resident alleged he committed
a crime. Bolding is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

St. John Tradewinds, October 25-31, 2010

DOH Warns of Increased Dengue Risk

St. John Tradewinds
Recent and heavy downpours
across the territory have made cer-
tain areas near the home a haven
for mosquito breeding and resi-
dents are reminded to take steps
to reduce their risk from Dengue
Fever, Department of Health Com-
missioner Julia Sheen said last
Historically, October kicks off
the rainy season in the Virgin Is-
lands and coupled with the hurri-
cane season, which does not end
until November, residents can ex-
pect more of the downpours like
those that were associated with
Tropical Storm Otto.
As a result, DOH Environmen-
tal Health officers began visiting
communities last week that were
designated as hot spots for Den-
gue, to treat stagnant pools of wa-
ter. The method, called larvaecid-
ing, prevents mosquito eggs from
hatching and kills the young mos-

quitoes, also known as Larvae.
Beginning Tuesday, October
19, Environmental Health staff
started conducted spraying on the
islands of St. John and St. Thomas,
which the DOH has determined is
dealing with a Dengue outbreak.
Mosquito abatement will also be
conducted on Water Island.
DOH has increased its previ-
ously released scheduled dates for
mosquito abatement and will al-
ternately be spraying and fogging
areas. Spraying, during daylight
hours, is scheduled to begin by 10
a.m. on St. Thomas and by 12 p.m.
on Water Island and St. John. Fog-
ging will occur between the hours
of 6 and 9 p.m.
Residents will be alerted to any
changes in the schedule and cau-
tioned those with compromised
immune systems to stay indoors
and close windows at the times
that the spraying/fogging is being
conducted, according to Sheen.

Friends Seek Volunteers for

Cinnamon Bay Accessible Trail

St. John Tradewinds
The Friends of V.I. National Park is constructing a handicap-accessi-
ble trail through the ruins at Cinnamon Bay and they need help on the
boardwalk section.
Carpenters and others from the building trades are especially needed,
but volunteers of all skill levels are also needed and very welcome.
Work will begin on Wednesday, October 27, and will continue until
the boardwalk is complete. The non-proft organization needs help-do-
nate a day or two, or three.
For more information call Friends of the VINP at 779-4940.

The DOH commissioner also
reminded residents that they are
their first protectors against ac-
quiring Dengue Fever and should
frequently empty containers that
collect water around their homes.
Residents should contact the
Environmental Health Division
at 715-5111 in the St. Thomas/
St. John district to report stagnant
pools of water near their homes
and in their communities.
The Dengue Fever virus is
transmitted by the female Aedes
Aegypti which breeds in man-
made containers and residents
put themselves at risk if old tires,
plant containers, empty drums and
even food containers for animals
are around the homes where water
can collect and provide a breeding
ground for the mosquitoes, Sheen
"They should monitor those
containers and empty them fre-
quently," she said.

Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Friends hopes to attract
volunteers like those who
helped construct the Francis
Bay accessible trail, above.

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Community Calendar

St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient-
ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail editor@ttmdewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

Friday, October 29
There will be a "Child Find," a free developmental screening
for children newborn to 5 years old on Friday, October 29, from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. The screening on St. John will be at the Cruz Bay
Head Start Center.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 5-7
The St. John Racquet Club will sponsor a V.I. Tennis Associa-
tion Junior Tennis Tournament in memory of Madeline and Scotty
November 5 through 7 in Cruz Bay.
Saturday, November 6
The St. John Historical Society is again teaming up with Clean
Islands International and the Virgin Islands Environmental Re-
source Station to celebrate the legacy of Project Tektite. The ac-
tivities will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 6, at
VIERS in Lameshur Bay.
Sunday, November 7
Moravian School Fundraising Committee is hosting a benefit
gospel concert on Sunday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Memo-
rial Moravian Church.
Tuesday, November 9
The St. John Historical Society will host its monthly meeting
on Tuesday, November 9, at Bethany Moravian Church Hall at 7
Friday, November 12
Gifft Hill School has announced its first school-wide commu-
nity service day "Gifft Hill School Gives Back," on Friday, No-
vember 12.
Tuesday, November 23
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will meet next on Tuesday, November 23, from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. at a location, which will be announced later.
Saturday, December 11
Mongoose Junction will host the 15th annual All Island Holi-
day Party on Saturday, December 11, starting at 8 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcohol-
ics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m
on Tuesday; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30
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Sisterhood Agenda Looking To Expand, Launch Training Academy

Continued from Page 9
give the schools the tools, the training, the curricu-
lum and workbooks and they take it from there," said
As she strives to move Sisterhood and Brother-
hood Agenda forward, Coleman is looking to attract
volunteers and donations, she explained.
"We want to develop a local volunteer staff of
youth counselors, and teachers and mentors," Cole-
man said. "There are some program expenses so we
also need donations to cover those expenses. And
then we just need support and to start moving these
programs forward."
Coleman is hoping to be able to locate a safe space
- a place for teens to gather in a safe and positive
environment and would love to hear from anyone
interested in the group.
"From here we're looking for a safe space and

we've been able to identify several resources, but we
do need more support," she said. "If anyone wants to
be a part of the sisterhood movement and wants to put
sisterhood, or brotherhood, on their agenda, they can
support us."
The first big event for Sisterhood/Brotherhood
Agenda will be a New Year's Eve Extravaganza at the
Housing, Parks and Recreation building in Cruz Bay.
Leading up to that, Coleman is hosting a series of
webinars which started on October 21 with "Sisters:
Healthy and Empowered," at www.sisterhoodagenda.
Coleman is also taking part in the Department
of Education's Conference for Girls at the Marriott
Frenchman's Reef on St. Thomas on November 18.
For more information about Sisterhood Agenda
or to find out how to help the organization realize its
goals, call Coleman at 714-7076 or email acoleman@

St. John Police Report

Friday, October 15 reported he was robbed, but 7:50 p.m. An Estate Grun-
6:00 p.m. A citizen p/r some- wasn't there. Unfounded rob- wald resident p/r that she was as-
one is verbally harassing her. Ha- bery. saulted by three females. Simple
rassment. 11:41 a.m. An Estate Gifft assault.
11:27 p.m. An employee at Hill resident r/ Gifft Hill School Thursday, October 21
Woody's Seafood Saloon r/ a was broken into. Burglary in the 4:13 a.m. A Gifft Hill resi-
disturbance. Disturbance of the third. dent r/ a disturbance. Disturbance
peace. 1:14 p.m. A St. Thomas of the peace.
Saturday, October 16 resident p/r that she was threat- 4:18 a.m. A VIPD officer
11:20 a.m. An Estate Su- ened. Disturbance of the peace, was dispatched to Myrah Keat-
sanaberg resident p/r his puppy threats. ing Smith Community Health
pitbull was attacked by another 4:12 p.m. A Cruz Bay resi- Center in reference to an assault.
puppy pitbull. Allowing vicious dent p/r she was assaulted by her Aggravated assault.
animals to stray. ex-boyfriend. Aggravated assault 10:18 a.m. An Estate Gifft/
11:30 a.m An Estate Contant and battery. Regenbeck resident p/r her
resident p/r he was threatened by Monday, October 18 neighbor's dog attacked her dog.
his brother, against whom he has 7:30 a.m. A citizen c/r that Allowing vicious animals to
a restraining order. Disturbance someone stole four tires from his stray.
of the peace, threats. boss' vehicle. Grand larceny. 2:00 p.m. A citizen r/ that
11:36 p.m. An Estate Tuesday, October 19 someone stole her napsack with
Enighed resident p/r that some- 12:10 a.m. -An Estate Enighed her documents. Petit larceny.
one removed his gold Gucci resident p/r her granddaughter 2:51 p.m. -A citizen p/request-
chain from his residence. Grand has her vehicle and did not return ing assistance to seize some dogs
larceny. it. Unauthorized use of vehicle, from Estate Bethany. Cruelty to
Sunday, October 17 Wednesday, October 20 animals.
6:35 p.m. An Estate Grun- 10:30 a.m. An Estate Betha- 6:04 p.m. A citizen c/r a bur-
wald resident p/r he was as- ny resident p/r that he was threat- glary at Full Moon Cafe in Estate
saulted in the area of Cruz Bay. ened by a male with a machete. Carolina. Petit larceny.
Assault in the third. Brandishing a deadly weapon. 7:35 p.m. An Estate Pastory
No time given An Estate 1:50 p.m. -A St. Croix resident resident p/r being threatened by a
Carolina resident p/r being in a p/r that she lost her cell phone on male. Disturbance of the peace,
disturbance with her boyfriend, the ferry. Lost cell phone. threats.
Disturbance of the pace, D.V 3:45 p.m. An Estate Enighed 10:34 p.m. A citizen c/r a
9:25 a.m. A citizen c/r some- resident p/r her minor daughter foul odor coming from the neigh-
one on the Seventh Day Adven- was being threatened by two mi- bor's unit. Unfounded suspicious
tist property. Trespasser. nor females. Police assistance. activity.
10:37 a.m. An Aqua Bistro 4:00 p.m. One minor female 11:14 p.m. A citizen c/r loud
employee r/ the business was bro- p/r that two minor females were music. Unfounded loud music.
ken into. Burglary in the third. threatening to jump her and her 11:22 p.m. A citizen p/r that
11:15 a.m. A VIPD officer friends. Disturbance of the peace, he was refused admittance on the
was dispatched to a citizen who threats. ferry. Police assistance.

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Baha'i Community of St. John
For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. Friday;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291

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
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espafiol), 10 a.m. Sunday

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.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday 9 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Leaves Leaves
Cruz Bay Charlotte Amalie
8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m.
3:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m

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Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
Job Vacancy Announcement
Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE: Until Filled

* Develops and administers the environmental health and safety management system, along with environmental
health and safety policies and procedures for the Authority
* Develops and oversee the preparation and delivery of summary safety and health metrics, goals and organiza-
tional safety and health targets
* Identifies the existence of hazardous workplace conditions, hearing protections areas, unsafe work practices,
unsafe equipment and works with operations to eliminate the hazard
* Investigates all accidents and environmental spills, releases or violations, develop and monitor corrective
Reviews capital projects for environmental and safety impact and advises project team leaders as appropriate
* Responds to regulatory inquires and inspections of an environmental health and/or safety nature, and implement
cooperative compliance programs, if necessary
* Develops training materials and conducts safety and environmental awareness training for all Authority employ-
ees and contractors
* Conducts periodic safety audits and/or compliance studies and ensures that appropriate corrective actions are
taken to address any deficiencies
* Coordinate all Worker's Compensation and Return-to-work programs
* Prepares capital expense budget recommendations as needed to achieve environmental and safety management
* Prepares request for environmental permits and develops required safety and environmental reports
* Ensures that all internal and external environmental health and safety reporting requirements are met
* Performs other related duties assigned

* A Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Safety Management, Environmental Science, or related
field from an accredited college or university Five (5) years of professional-level experience in the safety and
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Environmental Enforcement Officer I
St Croix (1) and St Thomas (2)
SALARY: $25,960.00
DEADLINE: November 5, 2010

* Investigates complaints and incidents of illegal dumping of waste and seeks to identify the responsible party(les),
and issues citations for violations as well as conduct follow-up investigations
* Issues warning notices, and citations to violators of the VI Code and the applicable rules and regulations
* Documents incidents and obtains evidence to support all issued citations
* Prepares case files and appears in court to support all citations issued
* Serves violator Orders for Corrective Actions (OCA), Notices of Non-Compliance (NONC) and other adminis-
trative orders (AO)
* Identifies and assesses environmental damages caused by violations
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* Works with educators, business leaders, government agencies, technical staff of other agencies and community
groups to build a coalition and/or committees dedicated to protecting the environment, reducing litter, and elimi-
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* Prepares and submits daily activity and investigation reports, including all other reports as assigned
* Perform other duties as assigned

* An AA degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Criminal Justice or Political Science from
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St. John Tradewinds, October 25-31, 2010

DPW Works To Keep Centerline Passable

Continued from Page 2
Bordeaux Mt. Road, where residents were
stranded behind a massive mud slide which
covered the road. Workers continue to try to
make that area more accessible, according
to DPW officials.
Once DPW gets a handle on the after-
effects of TS Otto and recoups funds
from the Federal Emergency Management
Agency several roadways on St. John
are slated for upgrades, explained DPW St.
John Deputy Director Ira Wade.
First of all the southeastern section of
Bordeaux Road will be prepped for paving,
according to Wade.
"We're going to prepare that area from
the south eastern side to the corner of Spice
Hill for paving," he said. "Then when we'll
get in and pave it. That will make just about
all of Bordeaux Road complete."
"There is just a 300 to 400-foot section
that has not yet been completed now," said
Wade. "The entire project will cost $1.2
DPW has an $800,000 project slated for
Kingshill Road, Wade added.
"We're going to prepare Kingshill Road

for paving," said Wade. "We have $800,000
for that now, but due to the rising costs of
concrete, we're going to need additional
money to pave that road."
Once funds for the entire project are se-
cured, Kingshill Road will be paved in its
entirety, Wade explained.
"We intend to concrete pave that road all
the way to the existing asphalt," he said.
"That area is about eight-tenths of a mile."
Crews are also expected to repair the
concrete culvert which washed out from TS
DPW officials are cooperating with Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
istration personnel on the Kingshill Road
project, Wade added.
"We're also working with NOAA on that
project as they're going to be doing some
silt studies," he said.
Wade hoped residents would be patient
as DPW works to alert motorists to danger-
ous areas on Centerline Road before mak-
ing the planned road improvements.
"Most people think we're not doing any-
thing because you can't get to them fast
enough," he said.

Maho Bay Campground Lease Extended

Continued from Page 3
ing and ceramic studios, Maho Bay Camp-
ground has been a vital component of island
life and its economy.
"I know the effect we have on the econ-
omy here even though we're just a little
campground," said Davis. "We bring in a lot
of people, support food vendors and we're a
haven for people who are looking for afford-
able accommodations."
Selengut also operates Maho's sister
property Estate Concordia Preserve, which
is located on land Selengut owns.
That resort recently unveiled four new
eco-friendly units certified by the Island
Green Builders Association as four-star
rated. Another four eco-friendly units are
slated for completion next month, according
to Davis.
With expansion at Concordia on track and
a lease extension at Maho Bay Campground,

the island's eco-resorts are now gearing up
for a busy winter season.
"This reprieve from closing Maho has
earned our landlords the heartfelt thanks
of thousands of folks who find Maho an af-
fordable vacation haven in these difficult
times," according to an email Maho sent out
to 20,000 recipients.
Hoping to make those supporters even
happier, TPL continues to work toward sav-
ing Maho Bay Campground, according to
"Hopefully, I'll have a big announcement
soon," he said.
Residents can help TPL's effort by donat-
ing to the Save Maho Bay fund. Check out
the website www.tpl.org and search "Maho
Bay Camps."
For reservations at Maho, call 800-392-
9004, email reservations@maho.org or
book online at www.maho.org.

Kingshill Bio-Rentention Pond Makes Difference

Continued from Page 7
is being overseen by current CBCC storm
water engineer Chris Laude.
"During normal rains, all of the water
will be contained in the pond," said Laude.
"Water will percolate into the soil and the
sediment will effectively be removed."
The entire project has taken only a few
months and was relatively inexpensive. In
order to make a bigger impact on reducing
the amount of storm water runoff, officials

plan to construct at least one additional bio-
retention pond in the Coral Bay valley.
CBCC has also broken ground on sev-
eral other projects under VIRCD's NOAA
grant for USVI Coastal Habitat Restoration
through Watershed Stabilization project in-
cluding work in Calabash Boom, Hansen
Bay and Johnny Horn Trail.
Keep an eye out in future Tradewinds for
more stories on these and other NOAA grant

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vacation rental history. $1,595,000.
COCO CRUZ Fabulous 3 bd/2 bath turn-key rental villa
on Maria Bluff. Panoramic views, Ig. pool, multiple decks,
prime location. $1,800,000.
PLUMB GUT 1 bd/1 bath home with adjacent 1X1 cot-
tage. Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $499,000.

$999,000 Chez Shell is a charming three
bed / three bath, with gorgeous sunset
views and prime Great Cruz Bay location.
This beautifully decorated and maintained
rental villa has marble floors, A/C, custom
cabinetry, inviting spa and excellent floor
plan. Call today!

A BEST BUY! Well built, poured concrete cottage w/
lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile
floors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters,
flat lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future
garage & expansion. Only $349,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa
w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral
Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
AURORA Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on
Contant Pt. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz Bay to
St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000.
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $2,795,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, es-
tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes
inventory & equipment, owner will train. $150,000.
LAVENDER HILL Tropical 2 bd/2bath penthouse unit
w/wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $849,000.
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $449,000.
CRUZ VIEWS CONDO Nice 2 bedroom unit w/full A/C,
sunsetviews, common pool, good rental history. $550,000.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
AFFORDABLE PARCELS in Estate Grunwald &
Adrian. Easy building sites, close to town. Starting at
$79,000. Call Today!
BANK OWNED PARCELS Chocolate Hole, priced to
SELL! $261,500 & 235,000. GREAT BUYS!
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 12 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, /2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS- Outstanding views. $299K & $415K.
LEINSTER BAY 2 side-by-side lots on Johnny Horn
Trail. $225K & $329K.
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.


Holiday Homes of St.
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beachfront is the setting for this unique-
ly modern home. Top quality construc-
tion, privacy & security are hallmarks of
this one of a kind
home. 5 bdrns,
4.5 baths & nu-
merous amenities
make this a top of
the line home for
Call for details the discerning.
BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs
in private setting.
Panoramic views
over harbor to
BVls. Charming
brick courtyard,
ush tropical
landscaping, and
outdoor showers.
$1,275,000 Excellent rentals.

Privacy is para-
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porary gated estate
features open floor
plan with extensive
common areas, 2
pools, luxurious mas-
ter suite, 6 additional
bdrms. Private dock
$6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay).
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
This gentle
parcel fea-
tures a 3
bedroom, 2
is bordered
by National
$685,000 Park.

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style. 4
4.5 baths,
walk to the
beach and
great views
make this
a super
$5,750,000 package.
UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 Recently up-
-well kept
house with
3 income
units. Easy
to Cruz
Bay and
$595,000 beaches.

8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6
bdrms, 6.5 baths, designer detail and
B furnishings
S out!!!.
lar views
of Pillsbury
Sound & St.
$3,780,000 Thomas.

ENTIRE YEAR at the Westin in a de-
Sluxe 2 bdrm
unit. This
turn-key in-
has a proven
1 150n 000 rental history.

home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
H overlooking
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
E rental with
one of the
best views
W of the south
$2,300,000 shore.

"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or
a lbr, lba condo
close to Cruz Bay!
Purchase one for
yourself and stop
throwing money
away on rent or
$205,000 & purchase both for
230A A000 additional income.

gated masonry & stone West Indian
style (3x2) villa features bi-level cov-
ered and open
decks over-
looking a pool,
plus a separate
lxl guest cot-
tage. Fabulous
south shore
$1,295,000 water views!

"CORAL BREEZE" Well kept 2 br, 2
ba condo live in or continue successful
short term rental. Beautiful views of Great
ECruz Bay & beyond.
Convenient to town
& recently added
common pool and
deck make Bethany
Condos unit 6 a
_Q5 000 nrt invxtmpnt

"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd.
"FISH BAY" Views, breezes and paved access
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle % ac. with Topo
"CONTANT" lot with Great Cruz Harbor View. Owner Realtor
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" Sunset Views and Gentle Site.

$ 125,000
$ 260,000
$ 285,000
$ 299,000
$ 375,000
$ 475,000

EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and
underground utilities. From $265,000
"CHOCOLATE HOLE" Breezes and views to St. Thomas. From $285,000
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunsetviews. Can build FRACTIONAL
HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $335,000
"LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale amenities including barge
docks, paved roads, undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $325,000

"ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views
ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to
Ram's Head St. Croix. From $335,000
"UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls
& underground utilities. From $799,000
"NORTHSHORE PROPERTIES" Peter Bay & Hawksnest/
Denis Bay exquisite home sites with breathtaking views
over the North Shore, BVI & many cays in between. Call for
a tour today. Prices start at $895,000 for half acre
"PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
between. Prices from $1,750,000
dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome
views. Owner/broker. Call for details. $1,300,000

o-LLe-rf rnIMn1InNi
acre sub-dividable borders National
Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,200,000
HILLSIDE Incredible BVI views! 12
acre sub-divideable waterfront lot
for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
available from $699,000
spectacular BVI views, excellent roads,
underground utilities, stone walls,
planters, common beach. Minutes from
Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000

Call or email today for info!

a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Magnificent views and sunsets from
3 homes with all amenities, pools
w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1
month ownerships from $59,000
Own a week, a month, or more &
enjoy all the resort amenities! Most
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Bay. 3BR/3BA casual beach house WATER at Pebble Beach with fabulous on FLAT lot plus separate rental cottage. House and 1xl Guest Cottage. Flat slope
steps from the water & features views water views! Beautiful woodwork; upper Borders Nat'l Park. $750,000 and stunning views. One of a kind fixer
from almost every room. Paved roads & level is a 3 BR unit & lower level is a 1 BR upper!!! $795,000
u/g utilities. $975,000 unit. $750,000 ** ,, r

ZUU I LNVAAL! iewly DUIIt multi unit
tasteful masonry home sited on 1.36
FLAT acres. Expand or subdivide.
Private with large yard. $925,000

Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview"
features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR
beach house. $2,895,000
BAREFOOT N d* bedroom, 1.5
bath ugui |ii ,Lii paint neighbor-
hood. $5 A.
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm
villa above Rendezvous Bay. Stunning
residence exudes comfort, class &
elegance. $3,895,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property, 3
bdrm with pool and panoramic views.
Zoned R-4 and suited for development.

AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan
inspired villa in Peter Bay. Sweeping
views, deeded walking path to the
beach, 4BR, 5 BA. Live webcam &
virtual tour @ americanparadise.com
FAST! "Garden By The Sea" is a quaint
Caribbean home. Spacious owners'
apartment and 3 income producing A/C
units. $1,800,000.
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay
with sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool &
spa. Come see the impressive recent
renovations $1,095,000.

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the serene East End. Completely family estate house on 1.6 acres.
renovated. HOA common parcel with Features one of the largest private pools
dock.$1,995,000 on St. John (w/diving board). Mature
VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom landscaping. $1,399,000
home, uncompromising quality, CINNAMON DAY DREAMS!
exquisite finishings, sweeping views. Located in Nat'l Pk boundaries of
5BR/5BA. $4,250,000 Catherineberg on 1 acre. 2 BR, 2.5 BA
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 BR, 4.5 BA, dramatic and office. Immaculate! $2,395,000
views, short distance to North Shore PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA
beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000 masonry pool villa. Set privately in lush
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views, gardens, fenced yard, boarding green-
Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & space. 2-car garage $1,499,000
mahogany hardwoods. Plans for 3 more MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas
bdrms. $1,235,000 sunset views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite

baths. Open style, all on one level,
Central A/C. $2,595,000
AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa,
superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 180 views, pool and hot tub
CHATEAU MARGO iivate gated
compound IoVu d ill, knock-
your-sockl As, 5 bdrms + guest
cottage. 2 acres. $2,095,000.
AMANI Spectacular 180 views,
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bedrooms
w/baths located in the main building,
plus private guest cottage

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20 St. John Tradewinds, October 25-31, 2010

(Left) The Habitat at Naval Yard in Philadelphia
being assembled for shipment to St. John. (Above)
Women aquanauts entering water for their mis-
sion. (Right) Habitat being launched in Great
Lameshur Bay. (Below) The logo from the tektite
program was made into a sticker.

Historical Society and Clean Islands Celebrating

40th Anniversary of Project Tektite II November 6

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Historical Society is again teaming up
with Clean Islands International and the Virgin Islands
Environmental Resource Station to celebrate the legacy
of Project Tektite.
The activities will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday morn-
ing, November 6, at VIERS in Lameshur Bay, on the
south shore of St. John.
November 6, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the
conclusion of Project Tektite, an ambitious underwater
habitat program which took place in Lameshur Bay, St.
John during 1969 and 1970.
The program was orchestrated by the National Aero-
nautics and Space Administration, Departments of Navy
and Interior and General Electric's Missile and Space Di-
vision. Project Tektite I's seafloor program was conducted
by four aquanauts from February 15 to April 15, 1969.
For Project Tektite II, 53 aquanauts participated in 11
missions (lasting 13 to 20 days each) from April 4 to No-
vember 6, 1970. And, in all, more than 500 people from
numerous government agencies, universities and other
places of high learning both from within the U.S. and
around the world participated in this program right on
St. John.
On November 6, the event will start with a brief video
presentation by Astronaut Commander Scott Carpenter
on "The U.S. Response to Sputnik." The launch of Sput-
nik on October 4, 1957 by the Soviets was one of those
extraordinary events in history which would have rami-
fications far beyond simply placing the first satellite into
space, igniting the Space Race. And, it was largely why
the Tektite project was undertaken.
This video will be followed by a PowerPoint pre-
sentation on the Tektite program by Bruce Schoonover.
Schoonover is a part-time resident of St. John, a member

of the St. John Historical Society's board and a docent
at the historical Annaberg sugarcane plantation on St.
John. He originally shared the findings of his research on
Tektite in a presentation in connection with the 40th An-
niversary of the start of Project Tektite I at an event in
February 2009.
Schoonover has now updated the material and supple-
mented it with more information and insights into this re-
markable undertaking. He will also provide a preliminary
look at the video documentary that Steve Simonsen, Bill
Stelzer and he are developing on Project Tektite.
"This is not only a fascinating piece of this island's
history, but it is an important part of our nation's history
during the turbulent 1960s," said Schoonover. "Under-
lying this project was our country's desire to regain its
preeminence in science and technology, which the Soviet
Union was clearly challenging."
After Schoonover's presentations, a panel of Tektite
aquanauts will share with the audience their recollections
about this historic scientific project and answer ques-

A confirmation has already been received from John
VanDerwalker, who was one of four Tektite I aquanauts,
as well as the scientific research manager and aquanaut
for Tektite II. He later managed environment programs
for the Department of the Interior, State Department and
the Platte River Trust.
Dr. Alina Szmant will also be joining the group. She
was one of five female aquanauts who participated in a
Tektite II mission. She is currently a Professor of Ma-
rine Biology at the University of North Carolina. Other
aquanauts and support staff are also expected to join the
Following the presentation by the aquanauts, the Tek-
tite Underwater Habitat Museum will be open to the pub-
lic. Recent additions to the museum include new artifact
displays and video presentations.
"These events really help us learn more about the past
and ourselves," said Randy Brown, museum curator and
executive director of Clean Islands International, which
operates VIERS for UVI. "The museum has been well
received and more artifacts have been donated. We are
pleased to share with all our visitors as much information
as possible on the importance of Project Tektite in the
history of sea and space exploration and its relationship
to what has been going on here at VIERS in the past and
An afternoon snorkel to the habitat site is also planned.
The habitat was located in Beehive Cove, just outside
Great Lameshur Bay. Tours of the VIERS environmental
education facility will also be offered.
VIERS will be serving a light lunch at a cost of $10
per person. RSVP to jamieirving@viers.org or call 776-
6721 for reservations to assist with planning for parking
and meals.

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