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February 14-20, 2011
� Copyright 2011


ST. JOHN


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


Both Cruz Bay Dinghy

Docks Are Hammered

Back Together Thanks

To Community Efforts
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Both Cruz Bay dinghy docks were repaired last
week, thanks to community efforts and a private and
public partnership.
The dinghy docks on either side of the Loredon
Boynes Sr. fery dock in Cruz Bay were badly dam-
aged in the fall when tropical storms lashed the island.
Gaping holes made the docks difficult and dangerous
to use, especially the dinghy dock on the Battery side
of the beach.
After several months of delays, St. Thomas/St.
John Chamber of Commerce St. John representative
Kate Norfleet, with the help of St. John Administrator
Leona Smith, managed to hammer out an agreement
with VI. Port Authority officials to expedite the pro-
cess.
Members of the local chamber chapter agreed to
pay for the materials and do the work to repair the
dock on the Battery side of the ferry dock. VIPA exec-
utive director Ken Hobson met with Norfleet, cham-
ber chapter member Dan Boyd and Smith on Friday
morning, February 4, in Cruz Bay.
Continued on Page 6


First Ever Relay
for Life Event
Set for Feb. 19
Page 3
Montoute Arrested
for Beating Wife;
Minor Arrested for
Beating Montoute
Page 4
Firing of ACC
Shelter Manager
Upsets Many
Page 9
Students Practicing
for Feb. 18 Theatrical
Performance "Dream,
Wish, Believe"
Page 3
Fatty Crab Opens
with Asian Fare
Page 5
Friends of VINP
Gala Raises $26,000
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St. John Tradewinds
What if people like J. Raymond Jones, who was
born in the Virgin Islands in 1899, had had the op-
portunity to remain in the Virgin Islands?
Instead he moved to New York City in 1918 where
he was able to climb to the top of the political heap,
first in Harlem through the Carver Political Club and
then to Tammany Hall, the pinnacle of New York City
politics.
His prot6egs included Manhattan Borough Presi-
dent Percy E. Sutton, New York Secretary of State
Basil Paterson, Federal Secretary of Housing and Ur-
ban Development Robert Weaver, former Mayor of
New York City David N. Dinkins and Congressman
Charles B. Rangel.
You wonder what advice Jones would have given
Rangel for handling his recent and well-publicized
ethics problems. One imagines it surely would have
been better than what he received from his current
advisers.
Mayor Dinkins characterized Jones as a true po-
litical pioneer who dedicated his life to serving the
people of New York.
What if Jones had been able to dedicate his life to
serving the people of the Virgin Islands? Would he
have expedited the islands' eventual move towards
self-government?
His final gifts to his home islands when he re-
turned here in 1980 included major donations to the
University of the Virgin Islands. He and his wife also


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
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NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
jazme@tradewinds.vi

WRITERS
Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel

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CIRCULATION
Rohan Roberts


J. Raymond Jones


established the Jones Halloway Foundation where
they pledged their substantial assets to provide for the
study of science and mathematics.
What additional contributions would he have made
if he was able to spend his entire career here? One can
only imagine.


COLUMNISTS
& CONTRIBUTORS
Chuck Pishko, Malik Stevens, Adam
Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine,
Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger,
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Historical


Bits & Pieces

by Chuck Pishko


Celebrating Black History Month
What If?


Free Vow Renewal Ceremony Feb. 14
Love City's own Barefoot Minister Anne Marine Porter is host-
ing a free marriage vow renewal ceremony on Monday, February
14, at Trunk Bay Beach at 5 p.m.
For more information call Porter at 693-5153 or 626-4658.

Cultural Exchange Set for February 17

at Fire Foods at Triangle in Coral Bay
The community is invited to join island elders and St. John
students at a special cultural exchange on Thursday, February 17,
from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fire Foods located at the Coral Bay triangle.
St. John senior citizens will share stories from the island's
past with students from Guy Benjamin School, Julius E. Sprauve
School and Gifft Hill School. Listen to what life was like in the
not-too-distant past right on St. John. The event is being hosted by
John's Folly Learning Institute founder Alvis Christian.

Boat Departs Feb. 18 to STX Ag Fair
Join the Love City Pan Dragons as they travel to the St. Croix
Agriculture Fair February 18 to 21.
The boat departs St. John at 1:30 from the Cruz Bay Bulkhead
on Friday, February 18, and will return to St. John on Monday,
February 21.
The cost is $85 for round-trip for adults and $65 round-trip for
child. One way tickets are $65 for adults and $50 for children.
Transportation is being provided by Native Son Inc. and tickets can
be purchased at Courtesy Car Rental, Connections or on board.

Health Fair at Marketplace on Feb. 20
The annual Health Fair presented by the Seventh-day Adventist
community will be on Sunday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at The Marketplace.
The objective of the fair is to educate the St. John community on
the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The fair features free health
screening and vegetarian food sampling. The day will also include
an Anti-Drug March, which will feature the St. Thomas/St. John
Pathfinders and Pathfinder Drum Corp.
For more information call Joycelyn Thomas at 774-3388 or
693-7499 or Pastor Williams at 473-9319.

Whale Watching Feb. 20, 27; Mar. 7
The Environmental Association of St. Thomas/St. John will
host its annual whale watch on three days in February and March.
The all-day sails will be on Sunday, February 20, February 27
and March 7, aboard the catamaran KeKoa. Eco-guides will be
aboard to educate participants about whales, dolphin, sea birds and
other marine life. A snorkel and swimming stop, including a dis-
cussion of what can be done to help stop the spreading of lionfish
in local waters will be made available as well.
Tickets are $55 for members and $65 for non-members and can
be purchased at Dockside Bookstore at Havensight Mall, Barefoot
Buddha Cafe and Red Hook Plaza.
Participants are to meet at the Red Hook Ferry Dock at 8:30
a.m. the day of the sail. For details, call 774-1837 or 777-7190.

GHS "Culturalypso" Set for March 5
Gifft Hill School announces "Culturalypso," a school-wide
community carnival, on Saturday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. There
will be free activities, a bouncy house and food for purchase avail-
able. Call 776-1730 for information.


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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011


Full Line Up of Bands and Amazing Aerials in Store for Relay for Life


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With the first ever St. John Re-
lay for Life fast approaching - it
kicks off this Saturday, February
19, at the Winston Wells ball field
- organizers have lined up an in-
credible amount of talent to keep
walkers and supporters entertained
for the entire 18-hour event.
The combination of a top New
York City-based aerialist troupe
and a famous native son will en-
sure everyone supporting the local
chapter of the American Cancer
Society is kept on their toes -
when those toes aren't tapping to
the beat.
Phillip "Grasshopper" Picker-
ing, lead vocalist of Love City's
peerless reggae band Inner Vi-
sions, has organized the musical
portion of the night. From steel
pan to funk, Pickering has left no
genre out of the Relay for Life mu-
sical lineup.
"I was drafted for the job," he
said. "I told them I couldn't do it,
but they said they just needed my
input. It's a worthy cause and we
have a long way to go toward deal-
ing with this disease, so I signed
on."
With Pickering's far-reaching


musical connections, it's no won-
der St. John Relay for Life orga-
nizers tapped his considerable tal-
ent. While most of the bands have
verbally committed, even con-
firmed acts are subject to change,
Pickering added.
"We are not 100 percent totally
confirmed, so this is subject to
change," he said.
Following an invocation and
renditions of the VI. March and
Star Spangled Banner, the eve-
ning's entertainment will kick
off with Pan in Motion, from St.
Thomas, who are sure to get teams
pumped up and ready for an amaz-
ing night.
Visiting the island from Florida,
Shane Meade and the Sounds, are
set to rock the crowd after Pan in
Motion packs up their sticks. Pick-
ering has planned to lighten the
mood during the Survivor's Din-
ner, scheduled for 6 p.m., when
Chris Robert's classical guitar is
sure to set the mood for the gour-
met meal.
A little after-dinner fun will be
provided thanks to the Gifft Hill
School dancers, who will segue
into what is likely to be the more
emotional portion of the evening.
Luminaria bags, each one rep-


"We're basically going to bring all the skill
and wow factor of Cirque du Soleil right to you
in the middle of the field. We have an amazing
portable rig that we'll set up right in the field."

- MelissaMarie Wilhelm,
Cirque-tacular's Director of Marketing


resenting a survivor, someone bat-
tling cancer or someone who has
lost their fight with the disease,
will be lit around the field in the
bleachers. Survivors will take to
the field alone to drumming pro-
vided by a variety of island musi-
cians.
"It will be dark out and they'll
light the luminaria and we'll have
a nice, moving ceremony," said
Pickering.
Following the luminary cer-
emony, Cirque-tacular will wow
the audience with amazing aerials,
bull whip tricks and more. The Big
Apple-based performance troupe
have donated their time to join the
festivities and are excited to amaze
the Relay for Life participants.
"I am so excited to do this,"
said MelissaMarie Wilhelm, a per-
former and the group's director of


marketing and special programs.
"We're basically going to bring all
the skill and wow factor of Cirque
du Soleil right to you in the middle
of the field. We have an amazing
portable rig that we'll set up right
in the field."
"We're going to be doing amaz-
ing aerials, we'll be having audi-
ence participation, and bull whip
dancing and tricks," said Melis-
samarie.
Along with Tad Emptage, Wil-
helm feels that giving back is a
large part of what makes the world
a special and kind place, she ex-
plained.
"For both Tad and me, in both
of our upbringings it was made
clear how blessed we both were
and how much we can help other
people out there," said Wilhelm.
"It's really important for both of


us to support organizations and
events like Relay for Life. There
is no better gig than to really have
fun and wow people while raising
awareness about cancer."
After Cirque-tacular amazes
the audience, The Ish Band are
sure to keep spirits high with their
funky beats. Other St. John musi-
cians scheduled to perform include
Kat, Wanda and T-Bird, Koko and
the Sunshine Band, Cool Session
Brass, Ah We Band, Slammin',
Michael Beason, Mark Wallace
and In the Sand Band.
The mellow sounds of Lauren
and Bo are set to wrap up the event
at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February
20. And, of course, Inner Visions
will be on hand to fill in when and
where needed, Pickering added.
Relay for Life organizers are
asking all bands and musicians
to bring their own equipment. A
public address system will be pro-
vided, but bands should have their
own microphones, mic stands and
anything else they need, Pickering
added.
Any musicians who have not
signed up to perform are urged to
contact the event's event chairper-
son Mary Bartolucci at marybarto-
lucci(a@gmail.com or 774-1484.


Students Practicing Hard for Friday's "Dream, Wish, Believe" Performance


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Fourth graders at all three is-
land schools and the St. John
School of the Arts practiced like
mad last week to master original
dance steps, musical numbers
and narration as they prepared for
opening night of "Dream, Wish,
Believe."
A fundraiser for SJSA, the
program has brought down four
Broadway talents to share their
skills with students, who will col-
laborate on the final production on
February 18 at the Westin Resort
and Villas.
John Tartaglia, Michael Shawn
Lewis, Rhonda Miller, Laura Bar-
noa and Donna Drake arrived on
Love City the weekend of Feb-
ruary 5 and have a total of two
weeks to teach students Tarta-
glia's original musical "Dream,
Wish, Believe."


Donna Drake and Rhonda Miller, at far left, teach Julius
E. Spruave students the dance portion of "Dream, Wish,
Believe" at the St. Johh School of the Arts.


The actors, dancers and sing-
ers hit the ground running; wast-
ing no time working on voice,
choreography, puppetry and nar-


ration at Gifft Hill School, Julius
E. Sprauve School, SJSA and Guy
Benjamin School.
Tartaglia is teaching puppetry


and narration at GHS, Lewis and
Bamoa are teaching the singing
numbers at GBS while Miller and
Drake are instructing JESS and
SJSA students in the dance num-
bers.
Many of the students were
nervous to meet the profession-
als and a bit daunted by the task
ahead, explained one SJSA dance
student.
"Before they came, I was
so nervous to meet them," said
Tiareh Schaub, one of five SJSA
dance students working on the
production. "But being around
such great people has made it so
exciting to learn from them. They
are so nice and they make you feel
super comfortable."
Schaub and her fellow SJSA
dance students are learning jazz
and pop steps and working at
least two hours a day to master
Coninued on Back Page


INDEX
Church Directory ............... 18
Classified Ads ................... 19
CommunityCalendar ...........20
Crime Stoppers ................ 17
Crossword Puzzle ............. 20
Ferry Schedules ............... 18
Historical Bits & Pieces ........2
Letters ......................... 14
P police Log ...........................17
Real Estate ....................21-23




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4 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011


David Montoute Arrested for Beating Woman;

Minor Later Arrested for Beating Montoute


St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department of-
ficials on St. John arrested
61-year-old David Montoute
and charged him with Aggra-
vated Assault and Battery Do-
mestic Violence for assaulting
his wife.
A 17-year-old minor who is
familiar with the abusive situ-
ation was arrested the next day
for assaulting Montoute.
According to the police re-
ports, on Tuesday, February 8,
at about 7 p.m. Montoute repeat-
edly punched his 47-year-old
wife in her face and body near a
business in Cruz Bay.
When a witness intervened,
Montoute fled the area on foot.
The victim was bruised on her


David Montoute


face and complained of back
pain and pain to other parts of
her body and was taken to the


Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center for treat-
ment.
The following day, Wednes-
day, February 9, Montoute was
assaulted by the minor in down-
town Cruz Bay. He was cut on
his left eye but refused medi-
cal attention. When Montoute
reported the assault to police at
about 3 p.m. Wednesday, he and
the minor were arrested.
Montoute was charged with
Aggravated Assault and Battery
Domestic Violence and held
without bail pending further
court action.
VIPD Juvenile Bureau detec-
tives are following up on the mi-
nor's case which will be heard
in Juvenile Court.


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Chabuz Puts His Ego Aside To Raise Money

for Wounded Veterans During 8 Tuff Miles


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
For the second year in a row,
Skinny Legs owner Moe Chabuz
is running the 8 Tuff Miles road
race on Saturday, February 26, for
a cause.
Chabuz, who has several mara-
thons under his belt, is putting his
ego aside and not worrying about
his finishing time to raise money
for the wounded warrior organiza-
tion Team River Runner.
Launched at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center in Washington
D.C. in 2004 by kayak enthusiast
guidance counselor Joe Mornini
who volunteered at the hospital,
TRR now has branches at veter-
ans' hospitals across the country.
The group's premise is simple,
but profound- to affect real health
and healing for active duty service
members and wounded veterans
through paddling sports. Volun-
teers teach the basics of kayaking
to veterans and service members
in a pool and then get them out on
group trips to put their skills to the
test while creating strong support
systems.
TRR has been to St. John three
times and is planning a fourth trip


in the fall. The cost of flying 20
veterans to the island is daunting
and the group relies on donations
from the community. Chabuz's
eight-mile race last year netted
$10,000 for the TRR St. John trip,
which helped off-set the roughly
$40,000 price tag.
Chabuz raises funds by starting
at the very back of the 8 Tuff Miles
pack - this year capped at 1,000
participants - and getting pledges
for each person he passes on his
way to the finish line.
The 61-year-old runner finished
the race last year in one hour and
17 minutes and passed about 700
runners along the way. While
claiming to be a bit slower this
year, Chabuz is sure to cruise by
the majority of runners and walk-
ers in the 15th annual road race.
"I am older and slower and I'm
getting over some injuries," said
Chabuz. "But what it comes down
to is that it's so important for these
guys to come down here and heal.
So what the hell, it's more impor-
tant to see them here than for me to
get a good time."
Chabuz's TRR fundraiser last
year was supported by many
people which encouraged the res-


Moe Chabuz


taurant owner and avid runner to
lace up his shoes for TRR again,
he explained.
"A lot of people were really gen-
erous," said Chabuz. "Everything
from little kids giving me change to
people just writing $1,000 checks.
Even during the race, as I was run-
ning by someone said, 'Hey Moe,
I got you for $500.'"
To donate to Chabuz's 8 Tuff
Mile TRR fundraiser, check out
the website www.skinnylegs.com
or stop by the iconic Coral Bay bar
and restaurant and make a pledge.
Chabuz will be accepting dona-
tions until the day of the race, Feb-
ruary 26. Go Moe!






St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011


Fatty Crab Serving Up Unique and Enticing

Fare at Love City's Newest Restaurant


(L to R) Fatty Crew creative genius Zakary Pelaccio, the
Crew executive chef Corwin Kave and Fatty Crab St. John
Chef de Cuisine Seann Hogan outside the new restaurant.


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
How do juicy mini pork and
beef sliders with a tangy green
chili aioli sound? Does house-
made sausage with bright pick-
led radish and a punch of cilantro
sound enticing?
If so, head right over to the
newest restaurant to spice up Love
City's foodie scene. After months
of renovations to the old Tage lo-
cation, designed by barefoot archi-
tect, Fatty Crab opened its doors
for business on Thursday night,
February 10.
With a new wrap-around bar,
bright red bankettes, poured con-
crete tables and a light wood ceil-
ing, Fatty Crab looks as exciting as
its fare promises to be. And with
three New York City-area loca-
tions under their belt, the team be-
hind the restaurant ensures it will
be no flash in the pan.


The "Fatty Crew," as the core
team terms themselves, oversees a
veritable funky South East Asian,
Malaysian-inspired food empire in
the Big Apple. From its first West
Village location, the team opened
an Upper East Side outpost and a
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, barbecue
off-shoot.
It was the Fatty Crew's ties to
wine importer and distributor Mi-
chael Skumik, who has a home on
St. John, which landed the bunch
on Love City's shores.
"We've been buying wine from
Michael for years and he has a
house on St. John," said Zakary
Pelaccio, a Fatty Crew partner and
the group's creative genius. "He
said, 'I have to have a Fatty Crab
on St. John.' He told us to come
down and hang out and check it
out."
After a brief stay, the Fatty Crew
fell in love with the island and de-


cided to give it a go. While the
template for the distinct Fatty aes-
thetic - think deep red and bright
yellow, spicy and sour, tangy and
sweet - is a common thread for
all of the group's restaurants, no
two are the same, explained Pelac-
cio, who helms the Crew along
with partner Rick Camac.
"What we do is unique to each
place," he said. "It's not cookie-
cutter. We have to be responsive to
our environment."
That translates to mackerel
crudo with coconut habanero vin-
aigrette, coconut poached Mahi
Mahi with pineapple, locally-
grown basil and fried shallots and
seared kingfish with sunflower
sprouts, rib tips and palm sugar.
While embracing local produce
and protein, Fatty Crab's stamp
on those ingredient ensure it will
never be confused with any other
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Cruz Bay Dinghy Docks Hammered Back Together


Continued from Front Cover
That morning Boyd, who over-
saw the repairs, signed a Hold
Harmless Agreement and Norfleet
sent out an email asking for vol-
unteers the next day. On Saturday
morning, February 5, nine vol-
unteers showed up at 10:30 a.m.
ready to get to work. By 3:30 p.m.
that day, the north dinghy dock
was completely repaired.
Boyd, Davis Polius, Nelson Uz-
zell, Al Winter, Jeff Chabot, Ja-
son Oliver, Richard Bates, Jason
Beasley and Ian Norfleet did the
actually hammering. John Rus-
sell, Michael Weinman, BJ Harris,
Lisa Durgin, St. John Yacht Club,
Starfish Market, Larry's Landing,
Morgan's Mango, Waterfront Bis-
tro and Paradise Lumber helped
out with everything from paying
for materials, to supplying sand-
wiches and water, explained Nor-
fleet.
"We were there from 10:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. and got it all done,"
said Norfleet. "It looks great and
it was a great bunch of guys. Dan
did a fabulous job and was so easy
to work with."


Dan Boyd, St. John
Administrator Leona Smith,
VIPA's Hobson and Kate
Norfleet got the north
dinghy dock fixed quickly.

"When we left, Jeff C lubot \was
still there putting in screws," she
said. "He wouldn't stop; he just
wanted everything to be perfect."
Due to the shallow depth of the
dock, the crew decided against
putting in cleats, explained Boyd.
"We left a one and a half inch
opening every five boards so the
dinghies could tie around the three-
by-12 beam," he said. "It will also
accommodate a cable to lock the
dinghies to the dock."
"If we used cleats, the dinghies


would get damaged from hitting
the cleats because the dock is so
low," said Boyd.
Meanwhile, on the south side of
the ferry dock, a private and public
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morning, February 7, to launch the
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work together," Hill said. "I would
like to thank both VIPA Director
Hobson and Mr. McKenzie for
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Proposal To Install Sediment Detention Basin Sails Through CZM Hearing


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A proposed sediment detention
basin in Coral Bay sailed through
a St. John Coastal Zone Manage-
ment public hearing on Wednes-
day evening, February 9.
While no one from the public
attended the hearing, which con-
vened at the Juilus E. Sprauve
School, St. John CZM Committee
members gave the proposal their
full support and complimented the
project.
The proposed basin is one of
18 projects being overseen by the
Coral Bay Community Council as
part of the VI Resources, Conser-
vation and Development Council's
$1.5 million grant from the Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration.
In obtaining the grant, from
American Recovery and Reinvest-
ment Act funds, VIRCD partnered
with the Estate Fish Bay Hom-
eowners' Association and CBCC
to oversee projects aimed to stem
the tide of stormwater runoff on
St. John. VIRCD is overseeing its
own projects on St. Croix.
The Fish Bay projects were
mostly shovel ready and the ho-


meowners' association has all but
wrapped up road work in the area,
installing swales and paving sec-
tions of the roadway.
In Coral Bay, CBCC has broken
ground on about half of its projects
and are set to launch several more
in the coming days. Under the
grant, all of the projects must be
completed by June. The proposed
sediment basin is the lone project
requiring a Major CZM Permit,
according to CBCC president Sha-
ron Coldren.
Coldren and CBCC's stormwa-
ter engineer Chris Laude presented
their plans to St. John CZM Com-
mittee members Gerry Hills, An-
drew Penn and Edmund Roberts
at the February 9 public hearing.
Committee member Madeline
Sewer was absent from the hear-
ing.
The basin will be located on
parcel no. 6-4 in Estate Carolina
just off Centerline Road on a five-
acre parcel of land owned by the
government. A natural gut flows
over the land and CBCC officials
are proposing to remove the build
up of sand and rubble to allow the
gut to flow again.
The basin itself will cover a .42-


"Anything that will improve the conditions of


the bay, I appreciate."


acre area and will consist of a rock
and rubble weir designed to slow
down the flow of water in order to
remove rocks and sediment. The
basin is not designed to stop the
flow of water, explained Laude.
"We struggled with what to call
this project, because it doesn't re-
ally fit into the traditional defini-
tion of a basin," said the stormwa-
ter engineer. "There is a natural
gut right now through the area but
it is full of sand, large rocks and
boulders. When water builds up it
will sooner or later cut across the
land and make a new gut."
"We thought 'Why not just
move the sand out, keep the wa-
ter in the gut,'" said Laude. "Then
we'll install the rock and rubble
weir to capture debris and sedi-
ment before it flows down the hill.
The area will look pretty much
like it does now except without the
gut sand."
Since the land is government-


Edumund Roberts, St. John CZM member


owned it presents the perfect area
to install a relatively simple storm-
water retention device and will
hopefully inspire similar projects,
Laude added.
"This location is attractive be-
cause it's government owned," he
said. "It is much more productive
than trying to work with land own-
ers and get them to install a storm-
water basin. If this works well,
and it should work well, there is
no reason it can't be duplicated in
other areas."
Excavation, which should last
one or two weeks, would likely
be accomplished with a track hoe
and work would only be done on
weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m., Laude explained.
"We are not building a pond or a
pool, we're just taking out the ac-
cumulated rock and sand," he said.
"And when that's done, we'll in-
stall the rock and rubble weir."
CBCC is in talks with Depart-


ment of Public Works officials to
maintain the gut, which will need
to be cleared of accumulated sand
and rock over time, explained Col-
dren.
"Without maintenance this will
last only one season," said Laude.
"That is a major feature of it; to
keep it maintained."
St. John CZM Committee mem-
bers applauded the project and
hoped the group could eventually
fix guts across the island.
"I commend the group on the
projects you are doing," said Penn.
"It will be done properly and I ap-
plaud your efforts. Hopefully you
can move from Coral Bay to other
areas."
"Anything that will improve the
conditions of the bay, I appreci-
ate," said Roberts.
"I thank you for the communi-
ty-minded spirit of this and I want
to see it work," said Hills.
St. John CZM Committee mem-
bers will host a decision meeting
within 30 days to issue their deci-
sion on the proposal.
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Huge Crowd Applauds Sowa's Island Elder Portraits


St. John Tradewinds
More than 70 people turned out
to view portraits of island elders
Guy Benjamin and the late-Ruth
"Sis" Frank during an artist recep-
tion on Friday evening, February
4, at the Michael Banzhaf Gallery.
St. John artist Kat Sowa un-


veiled the portraits, along with
new landscape paintings during
the reception. While the two island
elder portraits are not for sale, they
firmly announce that Sowa is re-
turning to portraiture, after enjoy-
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Firing of Long-time ACC Shelter Manager


Connie Joseph Upsets Many Supporters


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the St. John Animal Care
Center moves ahead with a
streamlined board of directors and
new volunteer efforts, the organi-
zation's decision to fire one long-
term employee has rifled more
than a few feathers.
As the shelter manager for more
than six years, Connie Joseph was
responsible for taking care of the
numerous cats in the building,
cleaning their cages, their eyes,
noses and bottoms. Joseph did
even more than that as well, often
taking kittens home to heal them
back to health for eventual adop-
tion and diagnosing infections
she could treat among many other
things.
While acknowledging her years
of dedication to the organization
the ACC board, however, voted
to terminate Joseph last month.
Several press releases issued by
the organization after that skirted
the issue, laying praise on Joseph
without stating that she was no
longer shelter manager.
The firing and the manner in
which the news was laid on Joseph
has angered many ACC support-
ers.
"The president at the time and
a board member walked into the
shelter on a Tuesday last month
and said we were having a meet-
ing," said Joseph. "They handed
me an envelope and told me to
read it."
The letter read in part "it is with
deep regret that we must inform


"No matter what
happens, I care for my
kitties. To go from 50
hours a week to eight
hours; I can't live on
that. No one can."
- Connie Joseph, former manager
Animal Care Center of St. John



you that your position with the
Animal Care Center of St. John, as
written, is being terminated, effec-
tive immediately."
"They gave me severance pay
and a cardboard box and 10 min-
utes to get my stuff," said Joseph.
"They changed the lock on the
door the minute I walked out."
While the ACC officials gave
Joseph severance pay, the letter
was the first hint that she would
no longer have her full time, sala-
ried position, explained the former
shelter manager.
The officials then asked Joseph
to work two days a week, for four
hours each day, at the shelter and
gave her a new key. Joseph agreed
to the eight hours of work a week
for one simple reason, she ex-
plained.
"No matter what happens, I care
for my kitties," said Joseph. "To
go from 50 hours a week to eight
hours; I can't live on that. No one
can."
The sudden absence of a full-
time job was shocking enough for


Joseph, but the real heart-break
was not being around her beloved
cats, she explained.
"They ripped my heart out," Jo-
seph said.
When news of Joseph's termi-
nation spread across the island,
many ACC supporters were out-
raged. At the group's January 26
annual meeting at the Gifft Hill
School, Joseph's sister Debbie
Penn gave an eloquent and heart-
felt presentation detailing Joseph's
dedication to the organization. The
speech was met with many tears
and a standing ovation from Jo-
seph's staunch supporters.
"The week before the annual
meeting I learned that Connie Jo-
seph was removed from her posi-
tion at the shelter," ACC supporter
Lucy Banks wrote to aboard mem-
ber. "Since that time I have heard
and read nothing but accolades for
the work she has done regarding
the shelter animals. I had hoped by
attending the meeting, we would
learn why that decision was made
by the board."
"Instead, there seemed to be a
cloud hanging over the room, and
only a single contribution to the
subject, by Connie's sister," Banks
wrote. "Three little words - I am
confused."
If Joseph was doing such a great
job, why eliminate her, questioned
Banks.
ACC officials maintained that
the position for which Joseph was
hired no longer existed. Instead,
the organization, in the face of se-
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This was my first detail in a
cleanup operation as a Resource
Advisor. It provided me with the
opportunity to see the operations
of the cleanup first hand.
Even though it is winding
down, the operation is still huge
and the number of personnel tre-
mendous but being reduced by the
day. The cleanup is winding down
even though oil washes in on every
wave and blows in on every wind
like a brown snowdrift.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill
is the largest accidental marine oil
spill in history. It was estimated
that 53,000 barrels of oil a day es-
caped the well.
The original explosion started
April 20, 2010 and was not capped
until September 19, 2010. Five
solid months of oil spilling into the
sea resulted in about 7.95 million
barrels of contamination.
While on this detail I had the
opportunity to speak with a person
who has worked on oil platforms
who said that BP knows to the gal-
lon what was released and if they
are admitting to 53,000 barrels it is
probably two or three times more
than that.
"It's amazing when you can re-
flect on what you just took part in,"
said a supervisor with whom I had
the good fortune to work. "It really
is the largest environmental catas-
trophe of its kind ever! Thanks for
all your help and pray they let us
remove as much oil as we can!"
The supervisor and his team had
been there since July working un-
der tremendous pressures, all kinds
of weather and terrible hours, often
12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a
week. I felt humbled that he would
thank me after all that he and his
crews had done.
My assignment was on Perdido
Key, a little island south of Pensa-
cola, Florida. When I arrived on
that cold, first morning my first
thought was "this is the most ex-
quisite beach I have ever seen."
Then, I looked closer.
My role was to work with as-
signed crews to prevent any dam-


age to the natural resources from
the cleanup operation. This was an
eye-opener to say the least.
The first week there, I worked
with a crew of 60 workers - six
foremen and one supervisor - in
addition to the mechanics, safety
officers and various other person-
nel. There were many other crews
working on the same beach as well
as on other islands and in three
other states.
Our days started at 5 a.m., when
crews would arrive and have a
safety meeting before mobiliz-
ing. This took some time the first
week as there were so many crews.
Once everyone was loaded up, the
"wagon train" would head out for
the day.
The resource advisors would
lead the way out and select a site
that could provide enough space
for the crews to set up with as
little damage to the resources. The
crews worked in pairs or teams
and combed the beach for oil.
BP representatives would drive
through and reprimand supervisors
for allowing workers to bend over
to pick up the tar. They were wor-
ried about their injury reports.
Once they were gone, the crews
were back to getting all the oil they
could. Some times on their hands
and knees picking up the oil.
The beach was deceiving as it
would look so clean and white,
but as the crews raked or dug there
was almost always more oil. In
some places it would wash in on
the waves, the teams would walk
up and down cleaning it from the
water's edge all day long.
Some days they would pick up
hundreds of pounds and other days
none at all. It all depended on what
site they were sent to. Site selec-
tion did not make sense as many
times there was much oil left at the
end of the day.
One would assume they would
go back to finish areas with the
heaviest contamination, but usual-
ly they were sent somewhere else.
As the sand blew from one spot
to another the large tar mats were
uncovered or covered over. Even
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Almost 200 Guests Dance Under the Stars To Raise $26,000 at Friends Gala


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Almost 200 guests toasted the
Friends of VI. National Park while
raising funds for the park's non-
profit partner at the organization's
seventh annual gala on Saturday
night, February 5, at Dave and
Cheryl McDaniel's stunning But-
terfly Beach villa on the Fish Bay
waterfront.
Between gala tickets, tantaliz-
ing raffle packages and silent auc-
tion items, Friends of VINP netted
more than $26,000 from the gala,
according to the group's develop-
ment director Heather Ruhsam.
"We raised more than $26,000,
which was the most we've ever
made from a gala," said Ruhsam.
"We definitely beat our goal."
The key to success was a com-
bination of great volunteers and
donations from island businesses,
Ruhsam added.
"We had great people help-
ing us with the raffle items and I
think it was the best raffle we've
ever had," she said. "The packages
we offered, like the ladies lunch
and massage and the men's day
of fishing and a round of drinks,
went over so well. People liked the
packages versus the single items
which we usually offer."
"We tried to think outside of the
box in terms of the raffle items,"
Ruhsam said.
Some of the hottest items in the
raffle were the restaurant pack-


ages - where one lucky winner
enjoyed five or six dinners around
Cruz Bay - filling the shoes of
VINP Superintendent Mark Hard-
grove for a day and tickets to the
National Tree Lighting Ceremony
hosted by the National Parks Foun-
dation in Washington, D.C.
Several amazing pieces of jew-
elry by Alice Krall of Coral Bay
Jewelers, Gerry Hill's hand-craft-
ed cutting boards, which were the
talk of the gala, and Elaine Estem's
lionfish painting also garnered se-
rious interest.
The night started on the right
foot as guests dropping off their
vehicles at the Westin Resort and
Villas' timeshare area were greeted
with glasses of bubbly while await-
ing shuttle service to the villa.
The evening improved as guests
were awed by the native stone-
work and elegant balconies and
courtyards which comprise the
three-bedroom beach front villa
Butterfly Beach.
Everything from the food to
the cocktails and live entertain-
ment was top-notch. Catered by
Mathayom, passed hors d'oeuvres
included fried pork belly, roasted
summer vegetables and smoked
shrimp. Seared duck breast, per-
fectly cooked mahi mahi, rice
cakes and a salad of Josephine's
greens, were just a few of the
many mouth-watering main entree
offerings.
The combination of elegant fare


Butterfly Beach villa owners Cheryl and Dave McDaniel,
who hosted the gala, accept a gift from Friends of VINP
executive director Joe Kessler, right.


and professional servers was a
winning one for the gala.
"It was a Saturday night in Feb-
ruary and we were just so fortunate
to have professional waitstaff from
some of the island's top restaurants
helping us at the event," said Ruh-
sam. "We also had great chefs like
Erica from Waterfront Bistro and
Adam from Sun Dog and the Tap
Room helping who took off a Sat-
urday night in February to come
and volunteer at the event."
"The level of professionalism
really showed in terms of food and
service," said the development di-
rector.
Despite a few light showers, the


skies remained clear enough for
guests to enjoy dinner in the open
air courtyards and dance under the
stars until after 11 p.m.
"The weather worked with us
and the event space," said Ruh-
sam. "There was a bit of rain early
in the evening, but it cleared up
just in time for dinner and dancing
on the beach."
Live music by Lem Callwood
and friends had guests kicking off
their high-heels to dance in the
sand right at the water's edge in
Fish Bay.
"People did not want to leave
the beach, they were having such a
great time," said the development


director.
Two people who might have had
the best time at the gala were the
hosts themselves, Ruhsam added.
"The hosts had a fantastic time,"
she said. "They felt like they made
so many new friends and they re-
ally feel like they're part of the
community here now."
Even Ruhsam was able to enjoy
dinner and dance to a few songs on
the waterfront, she explained.
"I had so many great people
working with me and putting it
together before-hand, that by the
evening of the event everything
started on time and then just
happened like clockwork," said
Friend's development director.
With no detail overlooked, Ruh-
sam even made sure guests had
a little something special to take
home. Before leaving the soiree,
guests were given a canvas tote
bag from Sugar Apple which in-
cluded a package of Mathayom's
spicy smoky Java Booty Rub and
pledge cards.
"People still have the opportu-
nity to donate to Friends with the
pledge cards which were included
in the gift bags," said Ruhsam.
The group's next big fundraiser
is its 8th Annual Beach-to-Beach
Power Swim, set for Sunday, May
29.
For more information about
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14th Annual JESS Benefit Gala Set for April 16 at Caneel Bay


St. John Tradewinds
The 14th Annual Julius E.
Sprauve School Benefit Gala will
be on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at
Caneel Bay Resort.
This year's theme is "Together
we can make a difference as our
children reach for the stars." As
always the funds raised this year
designated to the school are dis-
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a prudent manner.
Last year's goals, which were to
complete work on a school fitness
center, introduce an elementary
playground and establish an annu-
al scholarship, are still underway.
Because the gala did not garner
sufficient funds to underwrite all
the projects, JESS officials decid-
ed to prioritize and start with the
playground project.
The fitness center will be listed
as one of this year's goals. Excit-


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ing news is expected shortly and
an open house to showcase re-
cent accomplishments will be an-
nounced. The school did manage
to continue its agreement for a
part-time school psychologist who
provides invaluable service for
students, parents and staff.
This year's gala committee has
agreed to enhance the JESS com-
munity in the following areas.
Renovate and convert the Mac
Computer Lab to a PC Lab. The


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current lab is out-dated and it is
extremely difficult and costly to
purchase software to support the
platform (particularly since the en-
tire district operates on a PC plat-
form).
Funds will also be used to in-
vest in electronic books for Pre-
advance Placement Class (second-
ary), English Language Learners
and Gifted and Talented Class (el-
ementary). These electronic books
will facilitate the ability of students
to access a vast amount of books
of varied genres in this hand held
devise. Youth are enthralled by
technology and promoting reading
through the use of technology is a
win-win scenario.
The committee has also agreed
to replace the current student lock-
ers. The current ones are old and
dilapidated and are insufficient
for the school population. Finally,
completing the fitness center, a
carry over from last year, will also


be accomplished.
These undertakings will cer-
tainly "Make It Better for Our
Children."
Tickets for this event sell out
quickly. Do not delay in contact-
ing Cleamena Duncan or Ivy Scat-
liffe-Lynton at 776-6336 to make
a reservation. Tickets are $100 per
person. Don't forget raffle tickets
for great and exciting prizes are
also available.
Raffle drawings are responsible
for a large portion of the funds
raised each year. The exciting,
high energy atmosphere that is
generated during this part of the
evening's events has always pro-
vided great entertainment and fun
to all attendees. They will be on
sale at various locations in Cruz
Bay as well as the school office
until April 15.
For more information call Ju-
lius E. Sprauve School at 340-776-
3663.


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Annual Virgin Islands Workshop
In Plastic Surgery Convened
at Westin Resort Last Month
St. John Tradewinds
The 25th anniversary of the Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic
Surgery took place at the Westin Villas and Resorts last month
from January 24 through 28.
This annual medical conference, which was started by Dr. Ralph
Blocksma on Tortola, BVI, in 1986, has been chaired by aesthetic
plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Ringler of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for
the past 17 years.
The workshop relocated to St. John in 2004. The internation-
al workshop hosted plastic surgeons from around the world and
covered topics as diverse as facial transplantation to non-surgical
facelifts.
"Our faculty and their families have been very impressed with
the facilities at the Westin, the beautiful beaches of St. John and
the friendly people on the island," said Dr. Ringler stated.


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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 13


Sam and Jack's Italian Deli Opens at The Marketplace


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Residents lined up at the new
Sam and Jack's Deli on the
third floor of The Marketplace
last week to get a taste of the
scrumptious sandwiches, fresh
baked bread, fresh pasta and
crispy salads. Deli manager
Angie Gorneau, at left on right,
and Danae Cereceres took
a quick moment during the
bustling lunch rush to smile for
the camera.



St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott


DeJongh Proclaims Black History Month in V.I.


LAST WEEK FOR BROADWAY


RAFFLE TICKETS

Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win
a Broadway Package worth over $5,000:
2 Round Trip Airfare to New York (from St. John or US)
2 Tickets to "Chicago" (Orchestra seating) & backstage tour
2 Tickets to "La Cage Aux Folles" (Orchestra seating)
2 Tickets to "Priscilla: Queen of Desert" (Orchestra seating)
Dinner for two at the famous Sardi's
Dinner for two at Etcetera, Etcetera
3 Night Accommodations at W Hotel in New York at Times Square

Raffle Tickets: $100.00 each
Only 200 raffle tickets will sold


ANGEL SPONSORSHIP TICKETS


ONLY 8 ANGEL

TICKETS ARE LEFT!

$200 Angel sponsorship tickets include:
* (1) Entry into "DREAM, WISH, BELIEVE." - An original produc-
tion with music, dance and puppets performed by 52 students
from JESS, GBS, GHS and SJSA. Award-nominated Broadway actors
will be working with the children to present this show
* A champagne reception following the performance
* Dinner for 1 following the performance at an island restaurant


ANGEL TICKET PERFORMANCE
Friday, February 18th at 6 p.m.
Westin Resort Ballroom


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St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh pro-
claimed the month of February
2011 as "Black History Month" in
the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The month is a time to focus on
the achievements of black men and
women throughout history.
On the 45th anniversary of the
founding of Black History Month,
the community honors black
Americans who lived through the
Civil War. This theme provides
an opportunity to celebrate black


Americans involved in a war that
played a major role in eliminating
slavery and shaping the future of
our nation.
Observing Black History Month
allows people around the world to
discover, understand and appreci-
ate the contributions black Ameri-
cans have made to the development
of the United States of America.
It also provides an opportunity
for students and the general public
to study how Americans of African
descent have contributed to efforts


to eradicate poverty, educate their
communities and aid economic ad-
vancement for all Americans.
The focus of this month is also
to encourage the establishment
of Black American organizations
seeking to develop businesses,
training schools, labor unions, arts
and cultural programs.
DeJongh urged all Virgin Island-
ers to join him in observing Black
History Month and in paying trib-
ute to the heritage of Americans of
African descent.


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14 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011




Letters To St. John Tradewinds


No Longer Doubting DPW

When the idea of a traffic circle at the five points intersection was
first proposed, plenty of naysayers came out of the woodwork giving
all the reasons why this was a bad idea. They ranged from "drivers
will never get it" to "DPW will never get it done."
I was one of them. And I was wrong.
The circle is a great improvement; it works effectively and safely,
and has the potential to be a true landmark in Cruz Bay, now that
plans are afoot to enhance its appearance. I want to offer my thanks
to Ira Wade and the people of DPW who made it all happen. I will
never doubt you again.
Bruce L. Claflin, Catherineberg



Keeping Track of Crime


2010
Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 1
Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 3
2nd Degree Burglaries: 22
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70
Grand Larcenies: 67
Rapes: 0


2011-TO-DATE
Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 0
Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 0
2nd Degree Burglaries: 2
3rd Degree Burglaries: 2
Grand Larcenies: 6
Rapes: 0


Crossword Answers - Puzzle on Page 20

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Community Made Annual Friends of VINP Gala a Success


Thanks to our wonderful island community and
our visitors, the 7th Annual Friends of VI National
Park was a great success this year! About 180 guests
gathered at Cheryl & Dave McDaniel's home, But-
terfly Beach, in Fish Bay, St. John on February 5 to
celebrate and raise funds for a great cause.
Funds raised from the gala will help support
Friends efforts on behalf of VI National Park in 2011.
Thank you to Dave and Cheryl for hosting, and to all
those who attended and to show their support for our
mission. We hope you had a great time!
A party like ours doesn't throw itself, and we
would like to thank all those who helped us put on
the event. Thank you to our sponsors and partners,
Mathayom Private Chefs, A.H. Riise, Premier Wines
& Spirits, Merchants Market, AB Cellars Importing,
Josephine's Greens, Waterfront Bistro, Cactus on the
Blue, Baked in the Sun and West Indies. Additionally,
over 30 businesses and individuals helped us assem-
ble a fabulous group of raffle prizes. Thank you!
And finally, thank you to each and every one of our
volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules,
and from their jobs, to join us for the event, ensuring
it's success.
Rachel Applefield, Amanda Arquit, Mary Bartoluc-
ci, Kaete Billup, Mary Pat Brown, Wayne Campbell,


Mary Anne Campbell, Maggie Day, Shanna Dicker-
son, Christian Doyle, Fraser Drummond, Meaghan
Enright, Toya Fraser-Ellis, Mike Gargoulio, Alesia
Gergiou, Brian Grassi, Cid Hamling, Erin Hart, Deb-
bie Hayes, Jamie Irving, Steve Jankiewicz, Tom &
Amy Larson, Ryan Lennon, Pat Lodge, John Mann,
Micah Miksch, Erica Miner, Caroline Munes, Abby
Schnell O'Connell, Christie O'Neil, Sharon Pytlik,
Adam Raftery, Kent & Paula Savel, Adrienne Sealand,
Whitney Sears, David Simpson, Mary Anne Smith,
Lindsey Soper, Joy Stillman, Sarah Swan, Dane Tarr,
Laurie Toth, Shauna Toth, Earl Thomas, Weldon &
Ellie Wasson, and Teri Wine.
We are incredibly grateful, without your help, it
would not have happened!
We all know how special St. John is, and the busi-
nesses and people who attended and assisted with
7th Annual Friends Gala are prime examples of how
generous and thoughtful our community is. Friends
appreciates your support, and promises to continue
our dedication to the unique national treasure that is
Virgin Islands National Park for this, and generations
to come.
With gratitude,
Heather Ruhsam and
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Staff


Marshall & Sterling Acquires First Insurance Agency in V.I.


St. John Tradewinds
Marshall & Sterling Insurance, headquartered
in Poughkeepsie, NY, announced last week plans
to acquire First Insurance Agency, Inc. in the U.S.
Virgin Islands.
A tentative date for the acquisition has been set
for March 1. Marshall & Sterling will merge all Vir-
gin Island-based First Insurance Agency employees,
along with all active insurance clients currently with
First Insurance, into Marshall & Sterling's branch
operations on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.
"This acquisition represents an excellent growth
opportunity for our company," said Timothy Dean,
President of Marshall & Sterling Insurance. "We
have a successful history of providing exceptional
insurance services, coupled with outstanding cus-
tomer service and support in the Virgin Islands."
Marshall & Sterling Insurance has maintained
offices on St. Croix since 1967, and on St. Thomas
since 1986, when it acquired Theodore Tunick &
Company, an agency founded in 1962 on St. Thom-
as. Marshall & Sterling's St. Thomas-based opera-
tions still do business under the Theodore Tunick
& Company brand name. The company also main-
tains on office on St. John.
"We are working hard toward a smooth transition,
and are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of
both new and existing customers alike," said Mark
Robertson, president and branch manager of Theo-
dore Tunick & Company.


A transition team has been formed to effectively
manage the acquisition process, which is expected
to take several weeks. As an employee-owned
company, transitioning First Insurance Agency em-
ployees will become fellow employee-owners of
Marshall & Sterling Insurance.
First Insurance Agency has been a subsidiary of
FirstBank Puerto Rico. First BanCorp is the parent
corporation of FirstBank Puerto Rico, a state-char-
tered commercial bank with operations in Puerto
Rico, the Virgin Islands and Florida.
The Corporation operates a total of 170 branch-
es, stand-alone offices and in-branch service centers
throughout Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin
Islands, and Florida.
Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Inc., founded in
1864, has total annual written premiums in excess of
$400 million. An employee-owned company with
more than 350 insurance specialists in 18 branch
offices in New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands,
Marshall & Sterling has been recognized for excep-
tional insurance services and support throughout
the nation.
As the 23rd largest independently-owned insur-
ance agency in the United States, Marshall & Ster-
ling provides a full line of property and casualty
insurance products, group life, health and employee
group benefits, fiduciary and fidelity bonds as well
as self insurance administration and loss control
services to clients.







St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 15


VIPD Launching "Taxi Watch" Community Policing Program


St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department Assistant Commissioner Ray-
mond Hyndman announced last week the creation and
launch of "Taxi Watch," a community crime prevention
program which relies on the "eyes and ears" of island taxi
drivers to assist police in public safety measures.
Taxi Watch is presently operational on St. Thomas and
St. John with St. Croix expected to come on line in the near
future.
"Taxi Watch is similar to other crime prevention and


community watch programs with the added benefit that mo-
bile taxi operators who traverse the islands on a daily basis
now have a direct link to the 911 emergency center to report
crimes or suspicious behavior," said Hyndman.
The program is a collaboration between the VIPD,
VITEMA and the V.I. taxi industry, St. Thomas/St. John dis-
trict. Representatives of these organizations signed a memo-
randum of agreement. Taxi operators have allowed police
to access their individual radio frequency to allow them to
directly contact 911 to transmit and receive information.


Operators can also use their cell phones to contact 911.
"The taxi drivers are an excellent resource in territory-
wide crime prevention efforts," Hyndman said. "They go
everywhere and see everything. With this program the entire
island becomes a neighborhood watch area."
VIPD Commissioner Novelle Francis commended the
taxi drivers for agreeing to be "part of the solution."
"This innovative project...brings an advanced level of
ownership to these community members," said Francis. "It
is the highest level of community policing."


(Left to Right) Michael Shawn Lewis, Rhonda Miller,
SJSA executive director Jan Kinder, John Tartaglia, Donna
Drake, Laura Barnoa and SJSA board member Ronnie Lee
are excited about the upcoming performance.


Starfish Gourmet Wine Tasting Brings

Out Broadway Actors and St. John

School of the Arts Supporters


St. John Tradewinds
Broadway actors on St. John
to train students at all three island
schools took time to greet com-
munity members at a Monday eve-
ning, February 7, wine tasting at
Starfish Gourmet and Wines.
John Tartaglia, Michael Shawn
Lewis, Donna Drake, Laura Bar-
noa and Rhonda Miller are teach-
ing Tartaglia's original musical
"Dream, Wish, Believe," to stu-
dents at Guy Benjamin School,
Julius E. Sprauve School and Gifft
Hill School. The students have two
weeks to nail down the singing,
dancing, narration and puppetry
before opening night on Friday,
February 18, at the Westin Resort
and Villas.
The program is a fundraiser
for the St. John School of the Arts
which also sold raffle tickets for a
once-in-a-lifetime New York City
Broadway weekend. SJSA board


members sold tickets during the
wine tasting and meet and greet
last week while the crowd sipped
on bubbly and a variety of fine
wines.
Raffle tickets are still available,
$100 each, for the chance to win
a three-night stay at the W Hotel
at Times Square, tickets to three
Broadway shows including back-
stage passes to one and dinner at
the famous Sardi's and Etcetera
Etcetera.
There are only eight Angel tick-
ets left, which gets one into the
6 p.m. performance of "Dream,
Wish, Believe" a champagne re-
ception and dinner at one of Cruz
Bay's top restaurants including
Zozo's, Watefront Bistro, Ocean
Grill, La Tapa, Rhumb Lines, Mor-
gan's Mango and The Lime Inn.
A second 8 p.m. performance at
the Westin will be open to the com-
munity for a donation to SJSA.







16 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011


ACC's Firing of Connie Joseph
Continued from Page 9
rious financial difficulties, was in need of a Shel-
ter Administrator capable of handling more com-
puter and Web-based duties, explained recently
elected ACC president B.J. Harris.
"Basically the ACC Board of Directors really
came to a clear understanding late fall of last year
that we had to restructure," said Harris. "We had
to do something different in order for the shelter
to continue to provide service to the animals of
St. John and that restructuring had to be pretty
dramatic."
Part of the ACC's restructuring included reduc-
ing its board from 15 to eight members, expand-
ing its committee structure to be more efficient
and making some difficult decisions, according to
Harris.
"We also had to make some painful decisions
about the shelter management," she said. "With
our limited resources we found that the best route
to take was to basically eliminate the current job
and create a new position that would be more en-
compassing."
"The new position would include not just man-
agement of the shelter but management of the
business of the ACC and that means we needed
someone in there who had Web skills, could co-
ordinate the volunteers and who could create our
advertising both Web and print based," said Har-
ris.
"We needed someone who had a lot more tech-
nical ability because we found we were able to
generate much more income through the Web,"
said the ACC president. "It really became a com-
pletely different job."
The organization could not afford to staff Jo-
seph's position in addition to the new one the
board decided it needed, Harris explained.
"Where Connie was particularly great is with
the cats," said Harris. "She is an angel with the
cats and no one did that better than her. Unfor-
tunately, it wasn't enough to service the needs of
the shelter and we can't afford to keep her full
time and have an administrator."
That explanation, however didn't quell the
doubts of some of Connies's supporters.
"Somehow it does not seem a good business
practice to eliminate one necessary obligation to
fulfill another," wrote Banks. "The first act of
the ACC is to care for the animals at hand, and a
caretaker was in place. If there were not sufficient
funds to cover an administrator, then one should
not have been hired until that time when the funds
could be secured."
"I feel that a volunteer candidate could have
been found to fill the position until the funds were
available," Banks wrote.
Another ACC supporter was brought to tears
by the news of Joseph's termination.
"When I heard about it, I burst into tears," said
Jenny Stark. "I feel that if they take Connie away
from the shelter, they are ripping the heart out of
the Animal Care Center of St. John. I just want to
know who is going to love the animals now."


Fatty Crab or Broadway
Continued from Page 5

St. John eatery.
"There is no one doing what we do
here and no one does what we do in
New York," said Pelaccio.
The menu includes snacks, rice dish-
es, Fatty specialties, 'cue from their own
smoker in back and sides. The vibe is
more Korean BBQ than elegant entrees,
with multiple dishes intended to be
served and shared, explained Pelaccio.
"It's kind of Asian style that way with
dishes coming out when they are ready
and everyone sharing," he said. "You
get to have a little sample of everything.
The idea is a casual style of eating with
the focus on the quality of the product
and technique."
Don't be fooled by the intentional ca-
sual vibe at Fatty Crab, what is coming
out of the kitchen requires serious skill.
"We're celebrating good food in a fun
environment," said Pelaccio. "But there
is a real sophistication required to make
these dishes. You need a skill set that not


Deepwater Oil Spill
Continued from Page 10

if they were uncovered they might not
have been removed if a team was not in
that area that day .
Regulations dictated that in some ar-
eas crews could dig 18" and others only
6" to remove any tar mats. I thought this
was peculiar as turtles dig deeper than
this to lay their eggs and, of course, I
have seen many small children just dig
and dig.
Crews dug a swath 185 yards long by
about 30 to 40 feet wide and 18" deep.
They lined up people with shovels in the
front and people with a rake-type instru-
ment to pull the sand out of the way be-
hind them.
As the second week approached,
there were fewer crews and those left
were smaller as the contractor was lay-
ing them off; 140 were laid off that
second week. Some of the teams were
moved to other areas. Though they were
glad to have the jobs they were sad to
go as many had been working that beach
together since July.
It appeared that there was a big push
to advertise that the beaches were clean
to increase tourism. Many places appear
clean but on closer inspection there are
still tar balls and tar mats; some exposed
but then covered with the next wind, and
some just below the surface.
At one point it was reported that a
large tar mat was found just off-shore.


many people have."
Chef de Cuisine Seann Hogan is the
man with that skill set in the Fatty Crab
St. John kitchen and Fatty Crew execu-
tive chef Corwin Kave is the talent who
collaborates on all the menus.
The excitement at Fatty Crab doesn't
stop at the kitchen either. Fatty Crew
beverage director Adam Schuman has
tweaked a drink menu for the St. John
restaurant from one originally designed
for the Fatty empire by renowned mix-
ologist and drink historian David Won-
drich.
While some of Wondrich's genius
concoctions are not to be messed with
- like the Chupacabra made with te-
quila, chili infused Domaine de Canton,
fresh watermelon juice, kaffir and lime
-Schuman has put his own stamp on
the Fatty Crew's latest bar menu.
"David's drinks stand the test of time
but I felt that I had something to contrib-
ute," he said. "I like playful interpreta-
tions of classic drinks. I'd say playful,
local and artisanal."
While creating enticing libations
from hand-crafted syrups, smoked colas


I was not sure why this was such a sur-
prise as it was adjacent to where the tar
was washing up consistently. A local
person had the good sense to go out and
video the area and provide it to local
news stations.
I have not been able to find out the
damage to the wildlife nor could anyone
answer questions as to why the jellyfish
washed up day after day. One day there
were thousands of blue man-of-war jelly
fish lining the beach. Almost every day
there were moon and cannonball jelly-
fish.
The water was extremely cold and
this was thought to have been the cause
of death for one manatee but no one
knew what caused all the jelly fish to
wash up on the beaches.
The people I had the opportunity to
work with were amazing! Many were re-
tired, others had been born and raised in
the area, and some had vacation homes
there they had visited since childhood.
All had the same thing to say.
"I want the oil off my beach; I want
my beach back."
These people were working shorter
days, only 12 hours rather than the 14
hours a day before the holidays. They
worked seven days a week. If they took
a day off there was a chance they would
be fired.
For many this was the only work
available. Out of work business owners,
and people laid off from jobs in other ar-
eas were counting on this work. But still
for all of them, they were there because


and more, one thing Schuman is not is
pretentious.
"It's really just all about fun," he
said.
So be sure to wash down the Fatty
Specialty watermelon pickle and crispy
pork - marinated pork belly, pressed,
cubed and fried and served up with
pickled watermelon rind and watermel-
on flesh - with the Love City, made
with cucumber, Thai basil, toasted car-
damom with either gin or vodka, and
muddled with fresh lemon juice strained
and served over ice in a high ball and
finished with a splash of ginger beer.
The Fatty Crew's wine connections
also ensure diners will be sipping on
vintages not to be found elsewhere on
the island.
Fatty Crab is located across from
Winston Wells ballfield in Cruz Bay
and open Wednesday through Sunday
with snacks available from 3 p.m. and
the full menu available from 5 p.m. For
more information or reservations call
775-9951.




they wanted the beach clean.
They worked with only short breaks
and a half-hour for lunch regardless of
the weather. The only time they were
called off the beach was for lightning.
The people were dedicated and cre-
ative. It came down from management
that they were not to bend over to get
the tar so one gentlemen bought slot-
ted spoons and attached them to sticks
so they could still pick up the tiny tar
balls. This also eliminated the issue of
too many shells being removed as they
could be more selective with the small
spoons than the big nets they had been
issued.
Being on the ground brought home
the devastation that was caused by the
oil spill. So many people have lost their
homes, businesses, and families because
of the natural resource and economic
damage caused by the spill.
Driving down the roads, so many
store fronts were empty, and homes in
disrepair or boarded up. In the marinas
boats sit at the docks. The oil has con-
taminated the shorelines of four states
- Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and
Louisiana. Deep water shrimpers are
still bringing up shrimp nets filled with
tar balls so fishing and shrimping are
still closed in those areas.
There is still large amounts of oil set-
tled on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
Teams are still trying to figure out how
to clean that up rather than wait for it to
wash ashore or dissolve into the water
column when the waters warm up.







St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 17


CPR Classes Available to Community
Are you trained in CPR and AED use? How recent is your
training? CPR classes are being offered for the community on
the second Saturday of each month. Learn the current methods of
CPR, AED use, and the Heimlich Maneuver. Get certified in this
life-saving skill. This is a one day, three hour class.
Contact Bob Malacame to sign up or for more information at
626-5118 or email training @stjohnrescue.com.

Property Tax Waiver Ends Feb. 2011
Tax Collector Valencio Jackson advised Virgin Islands property
owners that pursuant to Act. No. 7241, penalties and interest will
be charged on the revised 2006 bills beginning February 16.
The revised 2006 property tax bills were issued in July 2010
and became delinquent on November 15, 2010. In accordance
with prior legislation, property tax payers were not required to pay
any penalty and interest on the 2006R tax bills.
"Notwithstanding the penalty and interest provisions of Title 29
Virgin Islands Code, section 2494, no interest or penalty may be
levied on any assessment for the property tax years 2006, 2007,
and 2008 for six months after the date of issuance of the respective
year's tax assessment," according to Act 7241.
Accordingly, Virgin Islands property owners are encouraged to
pay their 2006 property tax bills before February 16, 2011 in order
to avoid the assessment of penalty and interest. After that date,
penalty and interest charges will be assessed.
For more information, call the Tax Collector at 776-6737.

Annual Plant Sale Set for March 5
The V.I. Audubon Society will host its annual plant sale on
March 5, in Cruz Bay's Frank Powell Park.
Mary Moroney and Dave Spoth are chairing the plant sale this
year. One gallon pots are needed, and can be dropped off at Elaine
Estern's studio. The group is trying to propagate more native and
non-invasive plants to sell this year.
With that in mind, anyone who has Bay Rhum trees, any edible
fruit or vegetables potted, are asked to donate these to the sale.
Spoth will also be propagating some vegetables and ornamentals
for the sale and orchids will be ordered.

25th Annual GHS Auction March 12

The 25th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be Saturday,
March 12, at the Westin Resort and Villas. For more information
call the GHS development office at 340-776-1730 or email ghsde-
velopment@mac.com.

Intermediate Bookkeeping Course

To Begin March 29 at UVICELL

The University of the Virgin Islands - Community Engagement
and Lifelong Learning Center will be offering a course for indi-
viduals interested learning bookkeeping in order to function as an
entry-level bookkeeper or manage their own books.
On St. Thomas, Intermediate Bookkeeping will be from 6 to 9
p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning March 29. All ses-
sions will be at the UVICELL Center on St. Thomas.
Participants will learn how to prepare basic financial statements,
journalize and post accrual, reconcile a bank statement, prepare
payroll and much more.
For more information or to register, call the UVICELL Center at
693-1100 or visit cell.uvi.edu.


Police Log



Friday, February 4 resident reported a domestic threatened by a male. Distur-
6:00 p.m. -An Estate Contant disturbance. Aggravated assault bance of the peace, threats.
resident called requesting police and battery, D.V. 5:08 p.m. - An Estate Hansen
assistance with her boyfriend. Wednesday, February 9 Bay resident reported that some-
Disturbance of the peace. 8:21 a.m. - A Margarita Phil's one destroyed signs on her prop-
Saturday, February 5 employee c/r an open door at the erty. Destruction of property.
2:50 a.m. - An Estate Bethany restaurant. Open door. 5:20 p.m. - A visitor from
resident called reporting that a 1:35 p.m. - A citizen present Ohio p/r his backpack was stolen
male was damaging his vehicle, reporting that he was assaulted from his vehicle. Grand larceny.
Damaged vehicle, by a minor. Assault. Thursday, February 10
8:05 p.m. - A George Sim- 2:25 p.m. - A citizen r/ that 9:05 a.m. - Badge #98 pres-
monds Terrace resident present she is being harassed via the tele- ent with one Gary Skrobiak of
reporting a threat. Disturbance phone. Telephone harassment. Orlando, Florida, under arrest
of the peace, threats. 3:15 p.m. - Badge #708 with and charged with destruction of
Sunday, February 6 Units 441 and 462 present at property. Bail was set at $500.
9:25 p.m. - A citizen c/r an Leander Jurgen Command with He was detained at Leander Ju-
auto accident. Auto accident, one David Montoute of Estate rgen Command and later trans-
Monday, February 7 Pastory under arrest and charged ported to the Bureau of Correc-
No time given - A Coral Bay with assault and battery, D.V. He tions on St. Thomas.
resident called requesting police was detained at Leander Jurgen 5:06 p.m. - An Estate Glucks-
assistance at her home. Police Command and later transported berg resident called reporting
assistance, to the Bureau of Corrections on that someone burglarized his
No time given - A citizen c/r St. Thomas. No bail was set. home. Burglary in the third.
hearing shots fired in the area of 3:15 p.m. - Badge #747 and Friday, February 11
Cocoloba in Coral Bay. Illegal Unit 441 present at Leander Ju- 10:33 a.m. -AnEstateEnighed
discharge of firearm. rgen Command with one minor resident reported a landlord and
Tuesday, February 8 male under arrest and charged tenant dispute. Landlord and
7:18 p.m. - An Estate Enighed with assault. He was detained at tenant dispute.
resident c/requesting police as- Leander Jurgen Command and 11:10 a.m. - A visitor from
distance. Police assistance, later transported to St. Thomas. New York r/ lost documents.
7:20 p.m. - An Estate Enighed 4:58 p.m. - A citizen p/r being Lost documents




CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.

Organization Seeks Information on Recent Crimes


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crimes. If anyone
knows something, they should
say something. Even the small-
est bit of information may be
just what law enforcement needs
to solve these cases.
St. John
There are too many unsolved
burglaries on the island. Please
help VIPD identify and arrest
these burglars by telling what
you know, by reporting any sus-
picious activity, and by reporting
anyone selling personal property
that may have been stolen. The
minimum reward for the arrest
of a burglar is $714.
For the arrest of someone
selling stolen property, the mini-
mum reward is $536 plus 10 per-


cent of the value of any property
recovered, up to $2,500.
St. Thomas
On Monday, January 31, at 1
p.m. in the area of the Depart-
ment of Labor on Kronprindsens
Gade, police responding to a re-
port of shots fired found a young
male on the ground suffering
from multiple gunshot wounds.
The individual was taken to
the hospital where he still lies
in guarded condition. The mini-
mum cash reward for the arrest
of a suspect is $900.
St. Croix
There have been a number of
armed robberies of businesses at
night. Victims include an Asian
food establishment in Sion Farm,
a pizza restaurant in Frederik-
sted, and several convenience
stores across the island.


Two of the suspects have been
described as a tall black male
and a shorter Hispanic male.
Both are dressed in black and
possibly leaving the scene in a
small, white vehicle. The mini-
mum cash reward for the arrest
of a robbery suspect is $900.
Tell what you know about
these or any other crimes at
www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org
or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS
(8477). Tips are completely
anonymous, and the stateside
operators are bilingual.
If a tip leads to an arrest or the
recovery of stolen property, il-
legal drugs, or weapons, the tip-
ster receives a cash reward to be
paid according to their instruc-
tions. Only anonymous callers
to Crime Stoppers are eligible
for these cash rewards.








18 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011


CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE

Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves 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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Business Directory


Accommodations Jewelry
Caribbean Villas & Resorts R&I PATTON goldsmithing
tel. 1-800-338-0987 Located in Mongoose Junction
or locally 340-776-6152 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445
Chat@pattongold.com


Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetaway-
sinc.com
kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

VIVA Vacations
tel. 779-4250
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831


Landscaping
Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

Coral Bay Garden Center
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
T A ; & ITi


Architecture p .
Crane, Robert - Architect, AIA
tel. 776-6356 Propert1y Mgmt
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Cimmaron Property
Management
Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 340-715-2666
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 St. John's Premier Property
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831 Manager


i- Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc.
Banking tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963
Scotiabank www.seaviewhomes.com
#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI
The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Real Estate

American Paradise Real Estate
Beauty/Spa tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
Westin Resorts & Villas P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
Spa Services info@americanparadise.com


tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904


Construction
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace


Insurance
Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002
www.theodoretunick.com


Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831
info@cruzbayrealty.com

Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes @debbiehayes.com
www.stjohnvirealestate.com

John Foster Real Estate
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes @debbiehayes.com
www.stjohnvirealestate.com


Holiday Homes of St. John
tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665
P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831
info@holidayhomesVI.com

Islandia Real Estate
tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831
info@islandiarealestate.com

John McCann & Associates
tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115
Located at Wharfside Landing
www.RealEstateOnStJohn.com


Restaurants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

Fish Trap Restaurant
and Seafood Market
tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays

La Tapa Restaurant
tel. 693-7755
Open 7 Days a Week

Skinny Legs
"A Pretty OK Place"
tel. 340-779-4982
www.skinnylegs.com

Sun Dog Cafe
tel. 693-8340
Located at Mongoose Junction


Retail
Saltwater Gypsy Consignment
(340) 244-8888
Located in The Lumberyard

St. Johnimals
Island Pet Outfitter
340-777-9588
Located at Wharfside Village


Services
C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
Located in Coral Bay


David Reed and
Mary Knysh bring their
unique style of music
to Miss Lucy's again
this year.




St. John Tradewinds News Photos
Courtesy of David Reed


David Reed Back for 12th V.I. Tour

To Play Four Nights Weekly at Miss Lucy's With Knysh


St. John Tradewinds
Again this March, David Reed washes
ashore on St. John for his 12th season, bring-
ing with him his alter-ego "Dr. Easy," his
guitar, banjo, a homemade cigar box guitar
and suitcase bass drum, assorted harmoni-
cas and a song-bag full of eclectic.
Reaching down into that song-bag, Reed
is as likely to pull out an obscure ragtimey
country blues or funky folk-rock chestnut as
he is to toss out a jumpin' calypso or some
skankin' reggae.
On this year's "Not All There Tour", the
western Massachusetts native will be joined
for much of the tour by Pennsylvania's peri-
patetic world wanderer, multi-instrumental-
ist and joyous bon vivant, Mary Knysh.


Miss Mary's serendipitous steel pan,
mellifluous flute, meandering mandolin and
inspired vocals - not to mention her spar-
kling personality - are the perfect foil to
Reed's fiery finger-picking, unique ulula-
tions, harmonica honkings and random suit-
case thumpings.
The "Not All There Tour" is honored to
be hosted again by Miss Lucy's restaurant
in Friis Bay. Reed and Miss Mary will hold
forth on Miss Lucy's patio every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening
from 6 to 9 p.m., March 1 through 26. As is
often the case once he's arrived, other ven-
ues and dates are sure follow.
For more details, visit tambouraproduc-
tions.com and rhythmicconnections.com.


Chrc Dietr I


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

Bethany Moravian Church
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
Inter-Denominational, 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., on St. Thomas . 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315

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

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espafol), 10 a.m. Sunday, 340-715-0530


Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship,
Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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. 776-6339

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday, 779-4477

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.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332

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






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STORAGE:
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Sizes to 10' x 12'
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
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Offices near
Mongoose Junction,
starting at $370/mo.
Bright, secure building
AC, Ample parking
693-7040

COMMERCIAL
SPACES AVAILABLE
AT RAINTREE COURT
large or small retail or
office spaces.
Call Albert at 693-8590




SALVAGED: 42-foot
ketch Desperado in Coral
Bay Harbor at 18.20.72
North and 64.42.80 West.
Registration # 1562-TB. Hull
I.D. 7292101. Call Richard
Conners 340-244-6649.




SUZUKI ISLAND
CAR FOR SALE:
Partially Renovated
$1500 OBO
Richard 340-642-5358


Watersports Jobs!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
* Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
* Retail Store Staff
* PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

S .

SYMONS RESI-PLY FORMING PANELS FOR SALE
Used on one house
and stored, good
condition, over one
hundred panels,
scaffold brackets
included. Call for
pricing and leave
message. (340)
- 693-8991 or (508)
S6 509-4002


Cruz Bay-Nice, furnished
house, great view, 2
Bedrooms A/C, 2 Bath,
W&D. Pets considered.
March 1. $1950/mo. Year
lease. (340) 690-4532


FISH BAY
LONG TERM
AVAILABLE NOW:
Furnished 3/2 native stone
home w/covered decks,
View w/privacy on 1.22
ac. 3k/mo 970-382-6683
Poweron@tearthlink.net


SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777

Cruz Bay:
* Large three bedroom
house, w/d, great
view, $3500.00
Coral Bay:
* One bedroom, one
bath, $1250.00


RELIABLE MOBILE
AUTO REPAIR:
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 227-9574


ST. JOHN BUSINESS
OWNERS Affordable
Reliable Internet.
1Mb service $70/mo.
info@tadishanddat.com
340 779 4001


Year round, reliable,
experienced with a
vehicle. Repairs, painting,
landscaping, etc. Refs.
available. $20/hour.
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643-2541 or 776-6579.


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20 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011


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@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.


Monday, February 14
Love City's own Barefoot
Minister Anne Marine Porter is
hosting a free marriage vow re-
newal ceremony at Trunk Bay
Beach at 5 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
The community is invited to
join island elders and St. John
students at a special cultural
exchange from 1 to 3 p.m. at
Fire Foods located at the Coral
Bay triangle.
Friday, February 18
Five Broadway profession-
als along with island fourth
graders will put on two shows
at the Westin Resort ballroom.
The first show, at 6 p.m., will
be for St. John "Angels," fol-
lowed by a reception and then
a gourmet dinner at an island
restaurant. The 8 p.m. show is
open to the public.
Saturday, February 19
St. John Relay for Life will
be at Winston Wells ball field.
Sunday, February 20
The annual Health Fair pre-
sented by the Seventh-day Ad-
ventist community will be from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Mar-
ketplace.


Tuesday, February 22
The next STT/STJ Chamber
of Commerce St. John Chapter
meeting will be on at 5:30 p.m.
at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Saturday, March 5
The V.I. Audubon Society
will host its annual plant sale in
Frank Powell Park.
Gifft Hill School announces
"Culturalypso," a school-wide
community carnival, from 2 to
4 p.m. There will be free activi-
ties, a bouncey house and food
for purchase available.
Saturday, March 12
The 25th Annual Gifft Hill
School Auction will be at the
Westin Resort and Villas.
March 18-19
The 9th annual Johnnie
Walker Blues Festival will
feature two nights of celebrity
concerts in the Coral Bay ball
field starting at 8 p.m.
Starting March 29
UVICELL will be offering a
course for individuals interest-
ed learning bookkeeping in or-
der to function as an entry-level
bookkeeper. The course will be
from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Wednesdays at UVICELL.


ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
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
Bay.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.

AL-ANON MEETINGS
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center.

ALATEEN MEETINGS
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from
6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.


PREMIER Crossword

11 |2 13 14 15 16 1 7 F8


RO REVERSAL


ACROSS
1 One- - (short shows)
7 Practice of staying in
one's birthday suit
13 Comes into view
20 Skier's lodge
21 Ancient Greek city
22 A few
23 Furrier's philanthropic
family from Texas?
25 Height
26 Music Muse
27 Member of the mimosa
family
29 "The Divine Comedy"
poet
30 Sight-related
33 How heavy a British
Conservative is?
35 For each
39 Stray
42 Matt Dillon portrayer
James
43 Crew creating protec-
tive car parts?
45 Dir. opposite NNE
47 Serious
48 By - (alone)
51 Coming into existence
57 Perfumes ceremonially
59 Letters for Old
MacDonald
61 Certain boat propeller
62 Lech of labor
65 Dale where beans
are grown to make a
cathartic oil?
67 Chief Norse deity
68 Poet Neruda
72 Slow, on a music score


73 Jar tops
74 Decorate an infant's
bed with images of
celestial bodies?
77 Most polar
79 Fish enticers
80 Juliet's beau
81 Pierre of fashion
84 Wise guy
86 Rich fabric with raised
designs
88 Crawls (with)
92 Chinese menu
"General"
94 Slight imperfection on
an entry blank?
96 Utters
101 Worthy to be given a
title
104 Jump
105 Legal wrong commit-
ted
by a gobbler?
107 Novelist Nin
109 Utah's Hatch
110 Most twisted
113 Willa Cather's "My -"
118 Carbon 14
or uranium 235
120 Rush angrily at a long-
time South Carolina
senator?
123 Like ailments that can
be remedied
124 Group of nine things
125 Legume seed holder
126 Time in court
127 Give consent
128 Tennis star
Williams
DOWN
1 Advil target
2 - En-lai


By Frank A. Longo


3 Stretched
4 Besides that
5 Goes back
6 Plug in a tub
7 Secretive govt. group
8 Pkg. shipper
9 Input info
10 Camaro - -Z
11 Layers
12 Team animal
13 Elia writing
14 Ran into
15 Dodging sort
16 Keep
17 Filth
18 Rare -
(elements #57 to #71)
19 Rains cold pellets
24 After-tax
28 Infuriates
31 "What have -
to deserve this?"
32 Dwarf planet
in the asteroid belt
34 Drink in a sippy cup
35 What sit-ups strengthen
36 - up with
37 "- Little Teapot"
38 Earthquake origination
point
40 Corp. execs
41 "- Dark Stranger"
(1946 film)
44 Corps.
46 Horse sound
49 Fine thread
50 Lavish party
52 Health facility
53 Lying in the same
straight path
54 "Dallas" miss
55 Requisites
56 Rendezvous


58 Neck area
60 Cyclotron bit
62 Sheep coats
63 Tight as -
64 Sign before Scorpio
65 Software programmer
66 Nothingness
69 Parcel units
70 Sis sibling
71 Young sheep
75 Marshall Plan pres.
76 Shower sponge
78 Lemon, lime, or orange
81 "Cheers" barmaid
82 Madison Ave. workers
83 Abode: Abbr.
85 - -bitsy
87 Corn holder
89 Takeoff stat
90 Livy's 1,150
91 - -wolf
93 - about (roughly)
95 Exercises utilizing bars
96 Impassive sorts
97 Go after
98 Typos, e.g.
99 Japanese police dogs
100 Obi-Wan -
("Star Wars" role)
102 Comes up
103 Volcano in E. Sicily
106 11- or 12-year-old
108 Jacuzzi user's sigh
111 JVC rival
112 Low card
114 Actor Sharif
115 "Ilxnay"
116 Privy to
117 "- pinch of salt"
119 Al Fatah gp.
121 West of film
122 QBs' scores







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Students Practicing Hard for Friday's "Dream, Wish, Believe" Performance


the numbers. While no easy task,
the Broadway talents are adept at
playing up students' strengths, ac-
cording to Schaub.
"They are great at choreo-
graphing with your strong points
and working around your weak ar-
eas," said Schaub. "It's all coming
together and it's really fun. I am
super excited about the show."
Students at GBS are just get-
ting more and more excited as
they begin to master the lyrics of
the original songs, explained the
school's principal Dionne Wells.
"It's going really great," said
Wells. "The kids are enjoying it
and they are getting much more
excited as they learn the lyrics to
the songs and actually mastering
the different chords."
While having fun with Lew-
is and Barnoa, the students are
working hard to master the five
songs they'll be responsible for
performing, Wells explained.
"It's quite extensive in terms
of the limited time they have
and what they are learning," said
Wells. "But they are doing a great
job and really having fun. I know
they are going to be great; that is
not a question."
"We are all looking forward to
the day of the production," said
the GBS principal.
The actors' level of profes-
sionalism and experience work-
ing with children has been evident
at GHS, explained lower school
head Beth Knight.
"It is unbelievable; just fan-
tastic," Knight said. "The people
who are doing this are such pro-
fessionals and they have obvious-
ly worked a lot with children and
just know how to bring out their
creativity. They are delightful to
be around."
The program is a unique op-
portunity to for the three island
schools to work collaboratively
instead of competitively, which is
often the case, Knight explained.
"I think working all together
to put this production on is won-
derful," GHS lower school head.
"We're all working toward a com-
mon goal and that is so much bet-
ter than being in competition with
each other."


At JESS, SJSA assistant di-
rector Kim Wild has watched the
students' excitement bloom, she
explained.
"I've been watching the enthu-
siasm build with JESS students,"
said Wild. "They are learning a
group dance for the production.
It was told to me that they didn't
want to go to an after school party
because they wanted to come back
to the arts school to dance some
more."
Awaking a love of dance, mu-
sic, puppetry and creativity, while
having fun in a collaborative en-
vironment, is exactly what the
program was designed for, ex-
plained SJSA executive director
Jan Kinder.
"The children are being en-
couraged to express and challenge
themselves with song, dance, act-
ing and puppetry," said Kinder.
"It's beautiful to watch some of
the student's talents blossom. Ev-
eryone involved in this joint en-
deavor is thrilled - it is a very
exciting project."
"The fourth grade children
from JESS, GBS, and GHS and
five SJSA dance students will be
coming together in one shared
and combined production," said
the SJSA executive director. "I
believe this is the first collabora-
tive creative effort of this kind on
St. John where the efforts of four
schools are culminating in one
major theatrical production."
Don't miss the performance of
"Dream, Wish, Believe," on Fri-
day evening, February 18, at the
Westin Resort and Villas. "Angel"
tickets for the first show, at 6 p.m.,
are $200 and include a champagne
reception and dinner at one of
Cruz Bay's top restaurants; either
Zozo's, Waterfront Bistro, Ocean
Grill, La Tapa, Rhumb Lines, The
Lime Inn and Morgan's Mango.
There are only eight Angel tickets
left and they are available at Chel-
sea Drug Store or Connections.
A second performance at 8 p.m.
will be open to the entire commu-
nity for only a donation to SJSA.
Raffle tickets for an amazing
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Friends of VINP Gala Raises $26,000Page 12Students Practicing for Feb. 18 Theatrical Performance “Dream, Wish, Believe”Page 3Montoute Arrested for Beating Wife; Minor Arrested for Beating MontoutePage 4 February 14-20, 2011 Copyright 2011Continued on Page 6Fatty Crab Opens with Asian FarePage 5 Both Cruz Bay Dinghy Docks Are Hammered Back Together Thanks To Community Efforts First Ever Relay for Life Event Set for Feb. 19Page 3 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Both Cruz Bay dinghy docks were repaired last week, thanks to community efforts and a private and public partnership. The dinghy docks on either side of the Loredon Boynes Sr. ferry dock in Cruz Bay were badly damaged in the fall when tropical storms lashed the island. to use, especially the dinghy dock on the Battery side of the beach. After several months of delays, St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce St. John representative Leona Smith, managed to hammer out an agreement cess. Members of the local chamber chapter agreed to pay for the materials and do the work to repair the ber chapter member Dan Boyd and Smith on Friday morning, February 4, in Cruz Bay. Firing of ACC Shelter Manager Upsets ManyPage 9

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2 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011St. John Tradewinds What if people like J. Raymond Jones, who was born in the Virgin Islands in 1899, had had the opportunity to remain in the Virgin Islands? Instead he moved to New York City in 1918 where he was able to climb to the top of the political heap, then to Tammany Hall, the pinnacle of New York City politics. His protgs included Manhattan Borough President Percy E. Sutton, New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson, Federal Secretary of Housing and Ur ban Development Robert Weaver, former Mayor of New York City David N. Dinkins and Congressman Charles B. Rangel. You wonder what advice Jones would have given Rangel for handling his recent and well-publicized ethics problems. One imagines it surely would have been better than what he received from his current advisers. Mayor Dinkins characterized Jones as a true political pioneer who dedicated his life to serving the people of New York. What if Jones had been able to dedicate his life to serving the people of the Virgin Islands? Would he self-government? turned here in 1980 included major donations to the University of the Virgin Islands. He and his wife also established the Jones Halloway Foundation where they pledged their substantial assets to provide for the study of science and mathematics. What additional contributions would he have made if he was able to spend his entire career here? One can only imagine. Agriculture Fair February 18 to 21. The boat departs St. John at 1:30 from the Cruz Bay Bulkhead on Friday, February 18, and will return to St. John on Monday, February 21. The cost is $85 for round-trip for adults and $65 round-trip for child. One way tickets are $65 for adults and $50 for children. Transportation is being provided by Native Son Inc. and tickets can be purchased at Courtesy Car Rental, Connections or on board.Whale Watching Feb. 20, 27; Mar. 7ing a free marriage vow renewal ceremony on Monday, February 14, at Trunk Bay Beach at 5 p.m. For more information call Porter at 693-5153 or 626-4658.GHS “Culturalypso” Set for March 5Gifft Hill School announces “Culturalypso,” a school-wide community carnival, on Saturday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be free activities, a bouncy house and food for purchase available. Call 776-1730 for information. Free Vow Renewal Ceremony Feb. 14The Environmental Association of St. Thomas/St. John will host its annual whale watch on three days in February and March. The all-day sails will be on Sunday, February 20, February 27 and March 7, aboard the catamaran KeKoa. Eco-guides will be aboard to educate participants about whales, dolphin, sea birds and other marine life. A snorkel and swimming stop, including a disin local waters will be made available as well. Tickets are $55 for members and $65 for non-members and can be purchased at Dockside Bookstore at Havensight Mall, Barefoot Buddha Cafe and Red Hook Plaza. Participants are to meet at the Red Hook Ferry Dock at 8:30 a.m. the day of the sail. For details, call 774-1837 or 777-7190.Boat Departs Feb. 18 to STX Ag FairThe annual Health Fair presented by the Seventh-day Adventist community will be on Sunday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Marketplace. The objective of the fair is to educate the St. John community on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The fair features free health screening and vegetarian food sampling. The day will also include an Anti-Drug March, which will feature the St. Thomas/St. John For more information call Joycelyn Thomas at 774-3388 or 693-7499 or Pastor Williams at 473-9319. Health Fair at Marketplace on Feb. 20 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Malik Stevens, Adam Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Coral Breuning SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $70.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2010/2011All 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 Historical Bits & Piecesby Chuck Pishko Celebrating Black History Month What If? J. Raymond JonesThe community is invited to join island elders and St. John from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fire Foods located at the Coral Bay triangle. past with students from Guy Benjamin School, Julius E. Sprauve School and Gifft Hill School. Listen to what life was like in the not-too-distant past right on St. John. The event is being hosted by Cultural Exchange Set for February 17 at Fire Foods at Triangle in Coral Bay

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Fourth graders at all three island schools and the St. John School of the Arts practiced like mad last week to master original dance steps, musical numbers and narration as they prepared for opening night of “Dream, Wish, Believe.” A fundraiser for SJSA, the program has brought down four Broadway talents to share their skills with students, who will colFebruary 18 at the Westin Resort and Villas. John Tartaglia, Michael Shawn Lewis, Rhonda Miller, Laura Bar noa and Donna Drake arrived on Love City the weekend of February 5 and have a total of two weeks to teach students TartaWish, Believe.” The actors, dancers and singers hit the ground running; wasting no time working on voice, choreography, puppetry and nar ration at Gifft Hill School, Julius E. Sprauve School, SJSA and Guy Benjamin School. Tartaglia is teaching puppetry and narration at GHS, Lewis and Barnoa are teaching the singing numbers at GBS while Miller and Drake are instructing JESS and SJSA students in the dance numbers. Many of the students were nervous to meet the professionals and a bit daunted by the task student. “Before they came, I was so nervous to meet them,” said dance students working on the production. “But being around such great people has made it so are so nice and they make you feel super comfortable.” Schaub and her fellow SJSA dance students are learning jazz and pop steps and working at least two hours a day to master By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds lay for Life fast approaching — it kicks off this Saturday, February — organizers have lined up an incredible amount of talent to keep walkers and supporters entertained for the entire 18-hour event. The combination of a top New York City-based aerialist troupe and a famous native son will ensure everyone supporting the local chapter of the American Cancer Society is kept on their toes — the beat. Phillip “Grasshopper” Picker peerless reggae band Inner Visions, has organized the musical portion of the night. From steel pan to funk, Pickering has left no genre out of the Relay for Life musical lineup. “I was drafted for the job,” he but they said they just needed my have a long way to go toward deal ing with this disease, so I signed on.” der St. John Relay for Life organizers tapped his considerable tal ent. While most of the bands have verbally committed, even conPickering added. “We are not 100 percent totally change,” he said. Following an invocation and renditions of the V.I. March and Star Spangled Banner, the eveoff with Pan in Motion, from St. Thomas, who are sure to get teams pumped up and ready for an amaz ing night. Visiting the island from Florida, Shane Meade and the Sounds, are set to rock the crowd after Pan in Motion packs up their sticks. Pickering has planned to lighten the ner, scheduled for 6 p.m., when sure to set the mood for the gour met meal. A little after-dinner fun will be provided thanks to the Gifft Hill School dancers, who will segue into what is likely to be the more emotional portion of the evening. Luminaria bags, each one representing a survivor, someone battling cancer or someone who has bleachers. Survivors will take to vided by a variety of island musicians. a nice, moving ceremony,” said Pickering. Following the luminary cer emony, Cirque-tacular will wow the audience with amazing aerials, bull whip tricks and more. The Big Apple-based performance troupe have donated their time to join the the Relay for Life participants. said MelissaMarie Wilhelm, a per marketing and special programs. the skill and wow factor of Cirque du Soleil right to you in the middle ence participation, and bull whip dancing and tricks,” said Melissamarie. Along with Tad Emptage, Wilhelm feels that giving back is a large part of what makes the world plained. “For both Tad and me, in both of our upbringings it was made clear how blessed we both were and how much we can help other people out there,” said Wilhelm. us to support organizations and events like Relay for Life. There is no better gig than to really have fun and wow people while raising awareness about cancer.” After Cirque-tacular amazes the audience, The Ish Band are sure to keep spirits high with their funky beats. Other St. John musicians scheduled to perform include Kat, Wanda and T-Bird, Koko and the Sunshine Band, Cool Session Michael Beason, Mark Wallace and In the Sand Band. The mellow sounds of Lauren and Bo are set to wrap up the event at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 20. And, of course, Inner Visions where needed, Pickering added. Relay for Life organizers are asking all bands and musicians to bring their own equipment. A public address system will be provided, but bands should have their own microphones, mic stands and anything else they need, Pickering added. Any musicians who have not signed up to perform are urged to son Mary Bartolucci at marybarto lucci@gmail.com or 774-1484. “We’re basically going to bring all the skill and wow factor of Cirque du Soleil right to you – MelissaMarie Wilhelm, Cirque-tacular’s Director of Marketing St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 3 th INDEXChurch Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Historical Bits & Pieces ........2 Letters ................................14 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23Coninued on Back PageFull Line Up of Bands and Amazing Aerials in Store for Relay for LifeSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jim FurneauxDonna Drake and Rhonda Miller, at far left, teach Julius E. Spruave students the dance portion of “Dream, Wish, Students Practicing Hard for Friday’s “Dream, Wish, Believe” Performance

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St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Department of61-year-old David Montoute and charged him with Aggravated Assault and Battery Domestic Violence for assaulting his wife. A 17-year-old minor who is familiar with the abusive situfor assaulting Montoute. According to the police reports, on Tuesday, February 8, at about 7 p.m. Montoute repeatedly punched his 47-year-old wife in her face and body near a business in Cruz Bay. When a witness intervened, The victim was bruised on her face and complained of back pain and pain to other parts of her body and was taken to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center for treatment. The following day, Wednesday, February 9, Montoute was assaulted by the minor in downtown Cruz Bay. He was cut on his left eye but refused medical attention. When Montoute reported the assault to police at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, he and the minor were arrested. Montoute was charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery Domestic Violence and held without bail pending further court action. VIPD Juvenile Bureau detectives are following up on the miin Juvenile Court. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds For the second year in a row, Skinny Legs owner Moe Chabuz is running the 8 Tuff Miles road race on Saturday, February 26, for a cause. Chabuz, who has several marathons under his belt, is putting his ego aside and not worrying about for the wounded warrior organization Team River Runner. Launched at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. in 2004 by kayak enthusiast guidance counselor Joe Mornini who volunteered at the hospital, TRR now has branches at veter but profound — to affect real health and healing for active duty service members and wounded veterans through paddling sports. Volunteers teach the basics of kayaking to veterans and service members in a pool and then get them out on group trips to put their skills to the test while creating strong support systems. TRR has been to St. John three times and is planning a fourth trip veterans to the island is daunting and the group relies on donations eight-mile race last year netted $10,000 for the TRR St. John trip, which helped off-set the roughly $40,000 price tag. Chabuz raises funds by starting at the very back of the 8 Tuff Miles pack — this year capped at 1,000 participants — and getting pledges for each person he passes on his the race last year in one hour and 17 minutes and passed about 700 runners along the way. While claiming to be a bit slower this year, Chabuz is sure to cruise by the majority of runners and walkers in the 15th annual road race. getting over some injuries,” said Chabuz. “But what it comes down guys to come down here and heal. tant to see them here than for me to get a good time.” year was supported by many people which encouraged the restaurant owner and avid runner to lace up his shoes for TRR again, “A lot of people were really generous,” said Chabuz. “Everything from little kids giving me change to people just writing $1,000 checks. Even during the race, as I was running by someone said, ‘Hey Moe, Mile TRR fundraiser, check out the website www.skinnylegs.com or stop by the iconic Coral Bay bar and restaurant and make a pledge. Chabuz will be accepting donations until the day of the race, February 26. Go Moe!4 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 Moe Chabuz David MontouteChabuz Puts His Ego Aside To Raise Money for Wounded Veterans During 8 Tuff Miles David Montoute Arrested for Beating Woman; Minor Later Arrested for Beating Montoute

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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 5 Continued on Page 16 Fatty Crab Serving Up Unique and Enticing Fare at Love City’s Newest RestaurantSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott(L to R) Fatty Crew creative genius Zakary Pelaccio, the Crew executive chef Corwin Kave and Fatty Crab St. John Chef de Cuisine Seann Hogan outside the new restaurant. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds How do juicy mini pork and beef sliders with a tangy green chili aioli sound? Does housemade sausage with bright pickled radish and a punch of cilantro sound enticing? If so, head right over to the newest restaurant to spice up Love of renovations to the old Tage location, designed by barefoot architect, Fatty Crab opened its doors for business on Thursday night, February 10. With a new wrap-around bar, bright red bankettes, poured concrete tables and a light wood ceilits fare promises to be. And with three New York City-area locations under their belt, the team behind the restaurant ensures it will The “Fatty Crew,” as the core team terms themselves, oversees a veritable funky South East Asian, Malaysian-inspired food empire in Village location, the team opened an Upper East Side outpost and a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, barbecue off-shoot. wine importer and distributor Michael Skurnik, who has a home on St. John, which landed the bunch Michael for years and he has a house on St. John,” said Zakary Pelaccio, a Fatty Crew partner and said, ‘I have to have a Fatty Crab down and hang out and check it out.” After a brief stay, the Fatty Crew fell in love with the island and decided to give it a go. While the template for the distinct Fatty aesthetic — think deep red and bright yellow, spicy and sour, tangy and sweet — is a common thread for cio, who helms the Crew along with partner Rick Camac. “What we do is unique to each cutter. We have to be responsive to our environment.” That translates to mackerel crudo with coconut habanero vinaigrette, coconut poached Mahi Mahi with pineapple, locallygrown basil and fried shallots and sprouts, rib tips and palm sugar. While embracing local produce on those ingredient ensure it will never be confused with any other

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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 7 Proposal To Install Sediment Detention Basin Sails Through CZM HearingBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A proposed sediment detention basin in Coral Bay sailed through a St. John Coastal Zone Management public hearing on Wednesday evening, February 9. While no one from the public attended the hearing, which convened at the Juilus E. Sprauve School, St. John CZM Committee members gave the proposal their full support and complimented the project. The proposed basin is one of 18 projects being overseen by the Coral Bay Community Council as part of the V.I Resources, Conser $1.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In obtaining the grant, from American Recovery and Reinvest ment Act funds, VIRCD partnered with the Estate Fish Bay Homto oversee projects aimed to stem the tide of stormwater runoff on St. John. VIRCD is overseeing its The Fish Bay projects were mostly shovel ready and the howrapped up road work in the area, installing swales and paving sections of the roadway. In Coral Bay, CBCC has broken ground on about half of its projects and are set to launch several more in the coming days. Under the grant, all of the projects must be completed by June. The proposed sediment basin is the lone project requiring a Major CZM Permit, according to CBCC president Sharon Coldren. ter engineer Chris Laude presented their plans to St. John CZM Committee members Gerry Hills, Andrew Penn and Edmund Roberts at the February 9 public hearing. Committee member Madeline Sewer was absent from the hear ing. The basin will be located on parcel no. 6-4 in Estate Carolina acre parcel of land owned by the are proposing to remove the build up of sand and rubble to allow the The basin itself will cover a .42acre area and will consist of a rock and rubble weir designed to slow remove rocks and sediment. The basin is not designed to stop the “We struggled with what to call tion of a basin,” said the stormwater engineer. “There is a natural gut right now through the area but it is full of sand, large rocks and boulders. When water builds up it will sooner or later cut across the land and make a new gut.” “We thought ‘Why not just move the sand out, keep the waweir to capture debris and sediThe area will look pretty much gut sand.” Since the land is governmentowned it presents the perfect area to install a relatively simple stormwater retention device and will hopefully inspire similar projects, Laude added. “This location is attractive besaid. “It is much more productive than trying to work with land owners and get them to install a stormwater basin. If this works well, and it should work well, there is other areas.” one or two weeks, would likely be accomplished with a track hoe and work would only be done on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 “We are not building a pond or a cumulated rock and sand,” he said. stall the rock and rubble weir.” CBCC is in talks with Departmaintain the gut, which will need to be cleared of accumulated sand dren. “Without maintenance this will last only one season,” said Laude. “That is a major feature of it; to keep it maintained.” St. John CZM Committee mem bers applauded the project and hoped the group could eventually “I commend the group on the projects you are doing,” said Penn. “It will be done properly and I applaud your efforts. Hopefully you can move from Coral Bay to other areas.” “Anything that will improve the conditions of the bay, I appreci ate,” said Roberts. “I thank you for the communi ty-minded spirit of this and I want to see it work,” said Hills. St. John CZM Committee mem bers will host a decision meeting within 30 days to issue their deci sion on the proposal. For more information call the Department of Planning and Natural Resources CZM program at 774-3320. WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM – Edumund Roberts, St. John CZM member

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8 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 Gold Addy Award Best Magazine Design NOW OPENHighest quality pet collars, leads, treats, sporting wear and MUCH, MUCH more. 340.777.9588 www.stjohnimals.com St. John Tradewinds More than 70 people turned out to view portraits of island elders Guy Benjamin and the late-Ruth “Sis” Frank during an artist reception on Friday evening, February 4, at the Michael Banzhaf Gallery. St. John artist Kat Sowa unveiled the portraits, along with new landscape paintings during the reception. While the two island elder portraits are not for sale, they turning to portraiture, after enjoying a plein air period of late. The new landscapes are for sale and all the Banzhaf Gallery through February. Stop by the gallery, located across from the V.I. National Thursday and Friday from 12 to 8 p.m. Huge Crowd Applauds Sowa’s Island Elder Portraits St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Banzhaf Galler erected “No Parking” signs in the Cruz Bay roundabout last week, at left, which didn’t keep everyone out, above.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 9 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As the St. John Animal Care Center moves ahead with a streamlined board of directors and new volunteer efforts, the organithan a few feathers. As the shelter manager for more responsible for taking care of the numerous cats in the building, cleaning their cages, their eyes, noses and bottoms. Joseph did even more than that as well, often taking kittens home to heal them back to health for eventual adoption and diagnosing infections she could treat among many other things. While acknowledging her years of dedication to the organization the ACC board, however, voted to terminate Joseph last month. Several press releases issued by the organization after that skirted the issue, laying praise on Joseph without stating that she was no longer shelter manager. which the news was laid on Joseph has angered many ACC supporters. “The president at the time and a board member walked into the shelter on a Tuesday last month and said we were having a meeting,” said Joseph. “They handed me an envelope and told me to read it.” The letter read in part “it is with deep regret that we must inform you that your position with the Animal Care Center of St. John, as written, is being terminated, effective immediately.” “They gave me severance pay utes to get my stuff,” said Joseph. “They changed the lock on the door the minute I walked out.” Joseph severance pay, the letter no longer have her full time, salashelter manager. to work two days a week, for four hours each day, at the shelter and gave her a new key. Joseph agreed to the eight hours of work a week plained. “No matter what happens, I care for my kitties,” said Joseph. “To go from 50 hours a week to eight can.” The sudden absence of a fulltime job was shocking enough for Joseph, but the real heart-break was not being around her beloved “They ripped my heart out,” Joseph said. nation spread across the island, many ACC supporters were outannual meeting at the Gifft Hill Penn gave an eloquent and heartdedication to the organization. The speech was met with many tears and a standing ovation from Jo“The week before the annual meeting I learned that Connie Joseph was removed from her position at the shelter,” ACC supporter Lucy Banks wrote to a board mem ber. “Since that time I have heard and read nothing but accolades for the work she has done regarding the shelter animals. I had hoped by attending the meeting, we would learn why that decision was made by the board.” “Instead, there seemed to be a cloud hanging over the room, and only a single contribution to the wrote. “Three little words — I am confused.” If Joseph was doing such a great job, why eliminate her, questioned Banks. the position for which Joseph was the organization, in the face of se-Firing of Long-time ACC Shelter Manager Connie Joseph Upsets Many SupportersContinued on Page 16 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar MusicServing Breakfast & Dinner Outdoor Dining Overlooking Salt Pond BayCall Us for Seasonal Hours 340.693.5855 St. John, U.S. Virgin IslandsBreakfast Served: 8:00-10:00am Happy Hour: 5:00-6:00pm Dinner Served: 6:00-9:00pm “No matter what happens, I care for my hours a week to eight – Connie Joseph, former manager

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By Christy McManus Special to St. John Tradewinds cleanup operation as a Resource Advisor. It provided me with the opportunity to see the operations Even though it is winding down, the operation is still huge and the number of personnel tremendous but being reduced by the day. The cleanup is winding down even though oil washes in on every wave and blows in on every wind like a brown snowdrift. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. It was estimated that 53,000 barrels of oil a day escaped the well. April 20, 2010 and was not capped until September 19, 2010. Five solid months of oil spilling into the sea resulted in about 7.95 million barrels of contamination. While on this detail I had the opportunity to speak with a person who has worked on oil platforms who said that BP knows to the gallon what was released and if they are admitting to 53,000 barrels it is probably two or three times more than that. said a supervisor with whom I had the good fortune to work. “It really is the largest environmental catas trophe of its kind ever! Thanks for all your help and pray they let us remove as much oil as we can!” The supervisor and his team had been there since July working under tremendous pressures, all kinds of weather and terrible hours, often 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week. I felt humbled that he would thank me after all that he and his crews had done. My assignment was on Perdido Key, a little island south of Pensacola, Florida. When I arrived on quisite beach I have ever seen.” Then, I looked closer. My role was to work with assigned crews to prevent any damage to the natural resources from the cleanup operation. This was an eye-opener to say the least. foremen and one supervisor — in addition to the mechanics, safety nel. There were many other crews working on the same beach as well as on other islands and in three other states. Our days started at 5 a.m., when crews would arrive and have a safety meeting before mobiliz week as there were so many crews. Once everyone was loaded up, the “wagon train” would head out for the day. The resource advisors would lead the way out and select a site that could provide enough space for the crews to set up with as little damage to the resources. The crews worked in pairs or teams and combed the beach for oil. BP representatives would drive through and reprimand supervisors for allowing workers to bend over to pick up the tar. They were wor ried about their injury reports. Once they were gone, the crews were back to getting all the oil they could. Some times on their hands and knees picking up the oil. The beach was deceiving as it would look so clean and white, but as the crews raked or dug there was almost always more oil. In some places it would wash in on the waves, the teams would walk up and down cleaning it from the Some days they would pick up hundreds of pounds and other days none at all. It all depended on what site they were sent to. Site selec tion did not make sense as many times there was much oil left at the end of the day. One would assume they would heaviest contamination, but usually they were sent somewhere else. As the sand blew from one spot to another the large tar mats were uncovered or covered over. Even 10 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cleanup Work Detail Was Rewarding, Emotional Work Sun Power Loans for Solar Water HeatersNo money down Low Interest loan Up to $2,500 in rebateDon’t pay to heat Your Water; do it free, use the for a cleaner, greener Virgin Islands. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Christy McManusThe crew at Perdido Key, south of Pensacola, ashore continually, at left. Continued on Page 16

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Almost 200 guests toasted the Friends of V.I. National Park while seventh annual gala on Saturday night, February 5, at Dave and waterfront. Between gala tickets, tantaliz tion items, Friends of VINP netted more than $26,000 from the gala, ment director Heather Ruhsam. “We raised more than $26,000, made from a gala,” said Ruhsam. The key to success was a combination of great volunteers and donations from island businesses, Ruhsam added. “We had great people helpever had,” she said. “The packages we offered, like the ladies lunch went over so well. People liked the packages versus the single items which we usually offer.” “We tried to think outside of the Ruhsam said. Some of the hottest items in the ages — where one lucky winner VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove for a day and tickets to the National Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by the National Parks Foundation in Washington, D.C. Several amazing pieces of jewelry by Alice Krall of Coral Bay ed cutting boards, which were the rious interest. The night started on the right foot as guests dropping off their vehicles at the Westin Resort and with glasses of bubbly while await ing shuttle service to the villa. The evening improved as guests were awed by the native stonework and elegant balconies and courtyards which comprise the three-bedroom beach front villa Everything from the food to the cocktails and live entertain ment was top-notch. Catered by included fried pork belly, roasted summer vegetables and smoked shrimp. Seared duck breast, per fectly cooked mahi mahi, rice greens, were just a few of the many mouth-watering main entree offerings. The combination of elegant fare and professional servers was a winning one for the gala. “It was a Saturday night in February and we were just so fortunate to have professional waitstaff from helping us at the event,” said Ruhsam. “We also had great chefs like Erica from Waterfront Bistro and Adam from Sun Dog and the Tap Room helping who took off a Saturday night in February to come and volunteer at the event.” “The level of professionalism really showed in terms of food and service,” said the development director. Despite a few light showers, the skies remained clear enough for guests to enjoy dinner in the open air courtyards and dance under the stars until after 11 p.m. “The weather worked with us and the event space,” said Ruhsam. “There was a bit of rain early in the evening, but it cleared up just in time for dinner and dancing on the beach.” Live music by Lem Callwood and friends had guests kicking off their high-heels to dance in the Fish Bay. “People did not want to leave the beach, they were having such a great time,” said the development director. Two people who might have had the best time at the gala were the hosts themselves, Ruhsam added. “The hosts had a fantastic time,” she said. “They felt like they made so many new friends and they recommunity here now.” Even Ruhsam was able to enjoy dinner and dance to a few songs on “I had so many great people working with me and putting it together before-hand, that by the evening of the event everything started on time and then just happened like clockwork,” said With no detail overlooked, Ruhsam even made sure guests had a little something special to take home. Before leaving the soiree, guests were given a canvas tote bag from Sugar Apple which inspicy smoky Java Booty Rub and pledge cards. “People still have the opportunity to donate to Friends with the pledge cards which were included in the gift bags,” said Ruhsam. is its 8th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, set for Sunday, May 29. For more information about Friends of VINP or to donate to the group, call 779-4940 or check out www.friendsofvinp.org.St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Tropical Focus who hosted the gala, accept a gift from Friends of VINP executive director Joe Kessler, right. St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 11 Almost 200 Guests Dance Under the Stars To Raise $26,000 at Friends Gala ATTENTION ST. JOHN HOMEOWNERSHIRING PROFESSIONALS TO MAINT AIN YOUR HOME ISNOT AN EXTRAVAGANCEI T ISSMART BUSINESS SENSE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS AT Cimmaron Property ManagementS t. John’s Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / www.cimmaronstjohn.com / info@cimmaronstjohn.com P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex – Cruz Bay

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Annual Virgin Islands Workshop In Plastic Surgery Convened at Westin Resort Last Month 12 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 14th Annual JESS Benet Gala Set for April 16 at Caneel BaySt. John Tradewinds The 25th anniversary of the Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery took place at the Westin Villas and Resorts last month from January 24 through 28. This annual medical conference, which was started by Dr. Ralph Blocksma on Tortola, BVI, in 1986, has been chaired by aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Ringler of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the past 17 years. The workshop relocated to St. John in 2004. The internation al workshop hosted plastic surgeons from around the world and covered topics as diverse as facial transplantation to non-surgical facelifts. “Our faculty and their families have been very impressed with the facilities at the Westin, the beautiful beaches of St. John and the friendly people on the island,” said Dr. Ringler stated. St. John Tradewinds The 14th Annual Julius E. be on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Caneel Bay Resort. we can make a difference as our children reach for the stars.” As always the funds raised this year designated to the school are disbursed through an independent community committee whose job it is to assure all funds are used in a prudent manner. center, introduce an elementary playground and establish an annual scholarship, are still underway. Because the gala did not garner ed to prioritize and start with the playground project. an open house to showcase recent accomplishments will be announced. The school did manage to continue its agreement for a part-time school psychologist who provides invaluable service for students, parents and staff. agreed to enhance the JESS community in the following areas. Renovate and convert the Mac Computer Lab to a PC Lab. The current lab is out-dated and it is purchase software to support the platform (particularly since the entire district operates on a PC plat form). Funds will also be used to invest in electronic books for Preadvance Placement Class (secondary), English Language Learners and Gifted and Talented Class (elementary). These electronic books will facilitate the ability of students to access a vast amount of books of varied genres in this hand held devise. Youth are enthralled by technology and promoting reading through the use of technology is a win-win scenario. The committee has also agreed to replace the current student lockers. The current ones are old and for the school population. Finally, carry over from last year, will also be accomplished. These undertakings will cer tainly “Make It Better for Our Children.” Tickets for this event sell out quickly. Do not delay in contact ing Cleamena Duncan or Ivy Scatliffe-Lynton at 776-6336 to make a reservation. Tickets are $100 per also available. for a large portion of the funds high energy atmosphere that is generated during this part of the vided great entertainment and fun to all attendees. They will be on sale at various locations in Cruz until April 15. For more information call Julius E. Sprauve School at 340-7763663. ABSOLUTE BEST DEAL ON ST. JOHN! Breathtaking panoramic views of BVI, Hurricane Hole and Coral Bay from this high elevation, downhill-build parcel, in quiet, upscale neighborhood of Upper Carolina. Paved road access, great terms! e-mail Carl at cjnpc@optonline.net or call 516.459.6480.

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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 13 Angel Ticket PerformanceFriday, February 18th at 6 p.m. Westin Resort BallroomSt. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh proclaimed the month of February 2011 as “Black History Month” in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The month is a time to focus on the achievements of black men and women throughout history. On the 45th anniversary of the founding of Black History Month, the community honors black Americans who lived through the Civil War. This theme provides an opportunity to celebrate black Americans involved in a war that played a major role in eliminating slavery and shaping the future of our nation. Observing Black History Month allows people around the world to discover, understand and appreciate the contributions black Americans have made to the development of the United States of America. It also provides an opportunity for students and the general public to study how Americans of African descent have contributed to efforts to eradicate poverty, educate their communities and aid economic advancement for all Americans. The focus of this month is also to encourage the establishment of Black American organizations seeking to develop businesses, training schools, labor unions, arts and cultural programs. DeJongh urged all Virgin Islanders to join him in observing Black History Month and in paying tribute to the heritage of Americans of African descent. DeJongh Proclaims Black History Month in V.I.Last Week for Broadway Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Broadway Package worth over $5,000:2 Round Trip Airfare to New York (from St. John or US) 2 Tickets to “Chicago” (Orchestra seating) & backstage tour 2 Tickets to “La Cage Aux Folles” (Orchestra seating) 2 Tickets to “Priscilla: Queen of Desert” (Orchestra seating) Dinner for two at the famous Sardi’s Dinner for two at Etcetera, Etcetera 3 Night Accommodations at W Hotel in New York at Times Square Raffle Tickets: $100.00 each Only 200 raffle tickets will sold Angel Sponsorship TicketsO NLY 8 A N G EL TICKETS ARE LEFT!$200 Angel sponsorship tickets include:(1) Entry into “DREAM, WISH, BELIEVE.” — An original production with music, dance and puppets performed by 52 students from JESS, GBS, GHS and SJSA. Award-nominated Broadway actors will be working with the children to present this show A champagne reception following the performance Dinner for 1 following the peformance at an island restaurant Free Public PerformanceFriday, February 18th at 8 p.m. Westin Resort Ballroom Residents lined up at the new Sam and Jack’s Deli on the last week to get a taste of the scrumptious sandwiches, fresh baked bread, fresh pasta and crispy salads. Deli manager and Danae Cereceres took a quick moment during the bustling lunch rush to smile for the camera.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

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14 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 Keeping Track of Crime Homicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 3rd Degree Burglaries: 2 Grand Larcenies: 6 Rapes: 0 Letters To St. John TradewindsNo Longer Doubting DPW Thanks to our wonderful island community and our visitors, the 7th Annual Friends of VI National Park was a great success this year! About 180 guests celebrate and raise funds for a great cause. Funds raised from the gala will help support Friends efforts on behalf of VI National Park in 2011. Thank you to Dave and Cheryl for hosting, and to all those who attended and to show their support for our mission. We hope you had a great time! would like to thank all those who helped us put on the event. Thank you to our sponsors and partners, Mathayom Private Chefs, A.H. Riise, Premier Wines & Spirits, Merchants Market, AB Cellars Importing, Blue, Baked in the Sun and West Indies. Additionally, over 30 businesses and individuals helped us assemvolunteers who took time out of their busy schedules, and from their jobs, to join us for the event, ensuring ci, Kaete Billup, Mary Pat Brown, Wayne Campbell, Mary Anne Campbell, Maggie Day, Shanna Dicker son, Christian Doyle, Fraser Drummond, Meaghan Enright, Toya Fraser-Ellis, Mike Gargoulio, Alesia Gergiou, Brian Grassi, Cid Hamling, Erin Hart, Debbie Hayes, Jamie Irving, Steve Jankiewicz, Tom & Amy Larson, Ryan Lennon, Pat Lodge, John Mann, Micah Miksch, Erica Miner, Caroline Munes, Abby Adam Raftery, Kent & Paula Savel, Adrienne Sealand, Whitney Sears, David Simpson, Mary Anne Smith, Lindsey Soper, Joy Stillman, Sarah Swan, Dane Tarr, Laurie Toth, Shauna Toth, Earl Thomas, Weldon & Ellie Wasson, and Teri Wine. We are incredibly grateful, without your help, it would not have happened! We all know how special St. John is, and the businesses and people who attended and assisted with generous and thoughtful our community is. Friends appreciates your support, and promises to continue our dedication to the unique national treasure that is Virgin Islands National Park for this, and generations to come. W ith gratitude, Heather Ruhsam and Friends of Virgin Islands National Park StaffCommunity Made Annual Friends of VINP Gala a Success all the reasons why this was a bad idea. They ranged from “drivers will never get it” to “DPW will never get it done.” I was one of them. And I was wrong. The circle is a great improvement; it works effectively and safely, and has the potential to be a true landmark in Cruz Bay, now that plans are afoot to enhance its appearance. I want to offer my thanks to Ira Wade and the people of DPW who made it all happen. I will never doubt you again. St. John Tradewinds Marshall & Sterling Insurance, headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY, announced last week plans to acquire First Insurance Agency, Inc. in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A tentative date for the acquisition has been set for March 1. Marshall & Sterling will merge all Vir gin Island-based First Insurance Agency employees, along with all active insurance clients currently with opportunity for our company,” said Timothy Dean, President of Marshall & Sterling Insurance. “We insurance services, coupled with outstanding customer service and support in the Virgin Islands.” Marshall & Sterling Insurance has maintained since 1986, when it acquired Theodore Tunick & Company, an agency founded in 1962 on St. Thomtions still do business under the Theodore Tunick & Company brand name. The company also main“We are working hard toward a smooth transition, Robertson, president and branch manager of Theodore Tunick & Company. A transition team has been formed to effectively to take several weeks. As an employee-owned company, transitioning First Insurance Agency employees will become fellow employee-owners of Marshall & Sterling Insurance. First Insurance Agency has been a subsidiary of FirstBank Puerto Rico. First BanCorp is the parent corporation of FirstBank Puerto Rico, a state-char tered commercial bank with operations in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Florida. The Corporation operates a total of 170 branchthroughout Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Florida. Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Inc., founded in $400 million. An employee-owned company with more than 350 insurance specialists in 18 branch tional insurance services and support throughout the nation. As the 23rd largest independently-owned insur ance agency in the United States, Marshall & Ster ling provides a full line of property and casualty insurance products, group life, health and employee as self insurance administration and loss control services to clients.Marshall & Sterling Acquires First Insurance Agency in V.I.

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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 15 St. John Tradewinds Broadway actors on St. John to train students at all three island schools took time to greet community members at a Monday evening, February 7, wine tasting at John Tartaglia, Michael Shawn Lewis, Donna Drake, Laura Bar noa and Rhonda Miller are teach “Dream, Wish, Believe,” to students at Guy Benjamin School, Julius E. Sprauve School and Gifft Hill School. The students have two weeks to nail down the singing, dancing, narration and puppetry before opening night on Friday, February 18, at the Westin Resort and Villas. The program is a fundraiser for the St. John School of the Arts once-in-a-lifetime New York City Broadway weekend. SJSA board members sold tickets during the wine tasting and meet and greet last week while the crowd sipped wines. $100 each, for the chance to win a three-night stay at the W Hotel at Times Square, tickets to three Broadway shows including backstage passes to one and dinner at Etcetera. There are only eight Angel tick ets left, which gets one into the 6 p.m. performance of “Dream, Wish, Believe” a champagne reception and dinner at one of Cruz Grill, La Tapa, Rhumb Lines, Mor A second 8 p.m. performance at the Westin will be open to the community for a donation to SJSA.Starsh Gourmet Wine Tasting Brings Out Broadway Actors and St. John School of the Arts SupportersSt. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Department Assistant Commissioner Raymond Hyndman announced last week the creation and drivers to assist police in public safety measures. future. now have a direct link to the 911 emergency center to report crimes or suspicious behavior,” said Hyndman. The program is a collaboration between the VIPD, trict. Representatives of these organizations signed a memo to access their individual radio frequency to allow them to directly contact 911 to transmit and receive information. Operators can also use their cell phones to contact 911. wide crime prevention efforts,” Hyndman said. “They go everywhere and see everything. With this program the entire island becomes a neighborhood watch area.” VIPD Commissioner Novelle Francis commended the “This innovative projectbrings an advanced level of ownership to these community members,” said Francis. “It is the highest level of community policing.”VIPD Launching “Taxi Watch” Community Policing ProgramSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott(Left to Right) Michael Shawn Lewis, Rhonda Miller, are excited about the upcoming performance.

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St. John eatery. “There is no one doing what we do here and no one does what we do in New York,” said Pelaccio. The menu includes snacks, rice dishes, Fatty specialties, ‘cue from their own smoker in back and sides. The vibe is more Korean BBQ than elegant entrees, with multiple dishes intended to be dishes coming out when they are ready and everyone sharing,” he said. “You get to have a little sample of everything. The idea is a casual style of eating with the focus on the quality of the product and technique.” sual vibe at Fatty Crab, what is coming out of the kitchen requires serious skill. environment,” said Pelaccio. “But there is a real sophistication required to make these dishes. You need a skill set that not many people have.” Chef de Cuisine Seann Hogan is the man with that skill set in the Fatty Crab tive chef Corwin Kave is the talent who collaborates on all the menus. stop at the kitchen either. Fatty Crew beverage director Adam Schuman has tweaked a drink menu for the St. John restaurant from one originally designed ologist and drink historian David Wondrich. concoctions are not to be messed with — like the Chupacabra made with tequila, chili infused Domaine de Canton, —Schuman has put his own stamp on but I felt that I had something to contrib ute,” he said. “I like playful interpreta local and artisanal.” While creating enticing libations from hand-crafted syrups, smoked colas and more, one thing Schuman is not is pretentious. said. So be sure to wash down the Fatty Specialty watermelon pickle and crispy pork — marinated pork belly, pressed, cubed and fried and served up with pickled watermelon rind and watermel with cucumber, Thai basil, toasted car damom with either gin or vodka, and muddled with fresh lemon juice strained and served over ice in a high ball and also ensure diners will be sipping on vintages not to be found elsewhere on the island. Fatty Crab is located across from and open Wednesday through Sunday with snacks available from 3 p.m. and the full menu available from 5 p.m. For more information or reservations call 775-9951. ter Administrator capable of handling more comelected ACC president B.J. Harris. “Basically the ACC Board of Directors really came to a clear understanding late fall of last year that we had to restructure,” said Harris. “We had to do something different in order for the shelter to continue to provide service to the animals of St. John and that restructuring had to be pretty dramatic.” Harris. “We also had to make some painful decisions about the shelter management,” she said. “With our limited resources we found that the best route to take was to basically eliminate the current job and create a new position that would be more encompassing.” “The new position would include not just management of the shelter but management of the business of the ACC and that means we needed someone in there who had Web skills, could coordinate the volunteers and who could create our advertising both Web and print based,” said Har ris. “We needed someone who had a lot more tech nical ability because we found we were able to generate much more income through the Web,” said the ACC president. “It really became a completely different job.” The organization could not afford to staff Jo“Where Connie was particularly great is with the cats,” said Harris. “She is an angel with the cats and no one did that better than her. Unfor time and have an administrator.” “Somehow it does not seem a good business practice to eliminate one necessary obligation to the ACC is to care for the animals at hand, and a funds to cover an administrator, then one should not have been hired until that time when the funds could be secured.” “I feel that a volunteer candidate could have available,” Banks wrote. Another ACC supporter was brought to tears “When I heard about it, I burst into tears,” said Jenny Stark. “I feel that if they take Connie away from the shelter, they are ripping the heart out of the Animal Care Center of St. John. I just want to know who is going to love the animals now.”16 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 ACC’s Firing of Connie JosephContinued from Page 9Fatty Crab or BroadwayContinued from Page 5 if they were uncovered they might not have been removed if a team was not in that area that day . Regulations dictated that in some ar eas crews could dig 18” and others only 6” to remove any tar mats. I thought this was peculiar as turtles dig deeper than this to lay their eggs and, of course, I have seen many small children just dig and dig. Crews dug a swath 185 yards long by about 30 to 40 feet wide and 18” deep. They lined up people with shovels in the front and people with a rake-type instrument to pull the sand out of the way behind them. As the second week approached, there were fewer crews and those left were smaller as the contractor was laying them off; 140 were laid off that second week. Some of the teams were moved to other areas. Though they were glad to have the jobs they were sad to go as many had been working that beach together since July. It appeared that there was a big push to advertise that the beaches were clean to increase tourism. Many places appear clean but on closer inspection there are some just below the surface. At one point it was reported that a large tar mat was found just off-shore. I was not sure why this was such a sur prise as it was adjacent to where the tar was washing up consistently. A local person had the good sense to go out and video the area and provide it to local news stations. damage to the wildlife nor could anyone washed up day after day. One day there were thousands of blue man-of-war jelly there were moon and cannonball jelly this was thought to have been the cause of death for one manatee but no one wash up on the beaches. The people I had the opportunity to work with were amazing! Many were retired, others had been born and raised in the area, and some had vacation homes there they had visited since childhood. All had the same thing to say. “I want the oil off my beach; I want my beach back.” These people were working shorter days, only 12 hours rather than the 14 hours a day before the holidays. They worked seven days a week. If they took a day off there was a chance they would For many this was the only work available. Out of work business owners, and people laid off from jobs in other ar eas were counting on this work. But still for all of them, they were there because they wanted the beach clean. They worked with only short breaks and a half-hour for lunch regardless of the weather. The only time they were called off the beach was for lightning. The people were dedicated and creative. It came down from management that they were not to bend over to get the tar so one gentlemen bought slotted spoons and attached them to sticks so they could still pick up the tiny tar balls. This also eliminated the issue of too many shells being removed as they could be more selective with the small spoons than the big nets they had been issued. Being on the ground brought home the devastation that was caused by the oil spill. So many people have lost their homes, businesses, and families because of the natural resource and economic damage caused by the spill. Driving down the roads, so many store fronts were empty, and homes in disrepair or boarded up. In the marinas boats sit at the docks. The oil has contaminated the shorelines of four states — Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Deep water shrimpers are still closed in those areas. There is still large amounts of oil setto clean that up rather than wait for it to wash ashore or dissolve into the water column when the waters warm up. Deepwater Oil SpillContinued from Page 10

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The V.I. Audubon Society will host its annual plant sale on Mary Moroney and Dave Spoth are chairing the plant sale this year. One gallon pots are needed, and can be dropped off at Elaine non-invasive plants to sell this year. With that in mind, anyone who has Bay Rhum trees, any edible fruit or vegetables potted, are asked to donate these to the sale. Spoth will also be propagating some vegetables and ornamentals for the sale and orchids will be ordered. St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 17 Police Log 6:00 p.m. An Estate Contant resident called requesting police assistance with her boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace. 2:50 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident called reporting that a male was damaging his vehicle. Damaged vehicle. 8:05 p.m. A George Simmonds Terrace resident present reporting a threat. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 9:25 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident. Auto accident. No time given A Coral Bay resident called requesting police assistance at her home. Police assistance. No time given A citizen c/r Cocoloba in Coral Bay. Illegal 7:18 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 7:20 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident reported a domestic disturbance. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. employee c/r an open door at the restaurant. Open door. 1:35 p.m. A citizen present reporting that he was assaulted by a minor. Assault. 2:25 p.m. A citizen r/ that she is being harassed via the tele phone. Telephone harassment. 3:15 p.m. Badge #708 with Units 441 and 462 present at Leander Jurgen Command with one David Montoute of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with assault and battery, D.V. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. No bail was set. 3:15 p.m. Badge #747 and Unit 441 present at Leander Jurgen Command with one minor male under arrest and charged with assault. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to St. Thomas. 4:58 p.m. A citizen p/r being threatened by a male. Distur bance of the peace, threats. 5:08 p.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident reported that someone destroyed signs on her property. Destruction of property. 5:20 p.m. A visitor from Ohio p/r his backpack was stolen from his vehicle. Grand larceny. 9:05 a.m. Badge #98 present with one Gary Skrobiak of Orlando, Florida, under arrest and charged with destruction of property. Bail was set at $500. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. 5:06 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident called reporting that someone burglarized his home. Burglary in the third. 10:33 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident reported a landlord and tenant dispute. Landlord and tenant dispute. 11:10 a.m. A visitor from New York r/ lost documents. Lost documents St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something. Even the small est bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John There are too many unsolved burglaries on the island. Please help VIPD identify and arrest these burglars by telling what you know, by reporting any suspicious activity, and by reporting anyone selling personal property that may have been stolen. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714. For the arrest of someone selling stolen property, the mini mum reward is $536 plus 10 per cent of the value of any property recovered, up to $2,500. St. Thomas On Monday, January 31, at 1 p.m. in the area of the Department of Labor on Kronprindsens Gade, police responding to a remale on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The individual was taken to the hospital where he still lies in guarded condition. The mini mum cash reward for the arrest of a suspect is $900. St. Croix There have been a number of armed robberies of businesses at night. Victims include an Asian food establishment in Sion Farm, a pizza restaurant in Frederiksted, and several convenience stores across the island. Two of the suspects have been described as a tall black male and a shorter Hispanic male. Both are dressed in black and possibly leaving the scene in a small, white vehicle. The mini mum cash reward for the arrest of a robbery suspect is $900. Tell what you know about these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on Recent CrimesThe 25th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be Saturday, March 12, at the Westin Resort and Villas. For more information velopment@mac.com.25th Annual GHS Auction March 12 owners that pursuant to Act. No. 7241, penalties and interest will be charged on the revised 2006 bills beginning February 16. and became delinquent on November 15, 2010. In accordance “Notwithstanding the penalty and interest provisions of Title 29 Virgin Islands Code, section 2494, no interest or penalty may be Accordingly, Virgin Islands property owners are encouraged to to avoid the assessment of penalty and interest. After that date, penalty and interest charges will be assessed. Intermediate Bookkeeping Course To Begin March 29 at UVICELLThe University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center will be offering a course for individuals interested learning bookkeeping in order to function as an entry-level bookkeeper or manage their own books. On St. Thomas, Intermediate Bookkeeping will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning March 29. All sessions will be at the UVICELL Center on St. Thomas. journalize and post accrual, reconcile a bank statement, prepare payroll and much more. For more information or to register, call the UVICELL Center at 693-1100 or visit cell.uvi.edu. Property Tax Waiver Ends Feb. 2011 Annual Plant Sale Set for March 5Are you trained in CPR and AED use? How recent is your training? CPR classes are being offered for the community on the second Saturday of each month. Learn the current methods of life-saving skill. This is a one day, three hour class. Contact Bob Malacarne to sign up or for more information at 626-5118 or email training@stjohnrescue.com.CPR Classes Available to Community

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18 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 Accommodations tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetaway sinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 Architecture tel. 776-6356 Barefoot Architect, Inc. Banking #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaW estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services ConstructionSt. John Hardware Located at The MarketplaceInsuranceTheodore T unick & Company www.theodoretunick.com JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredo’s Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 Coral Bay Garden Center PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty MgmtCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate info@americanparadise.com Cruz Bay Realty info@cruzbayrealty.com tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com John Foster Real Estate tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate info@islandiarealestate.com John McCann & Associates Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.comRestaurants Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs “A Pretty OK Place” tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe tel. 693-8340 Located at Mongoose JunctionRetailSaltwater Gypsy Consignment (340) 244-8888 Located in The Lumberyard St. Johnimals 340-777-9588 Located at Wharfside VillageServices tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Ferry Schedules Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie 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. 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m Baha’i Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 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 Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas . 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovah’s Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-0530 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel 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. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617 Church Directory David Reed Back for 12th V.I. T ourSt. John Tradewinds Again this March, David Reed washes ashore on St. John for his 12th season, bringing with him his alter-ego “Dr. Easy,” his and suitcase bass drum, assorted harmoni cas and a song-bag full of eclectica. Reaching down into that song-bag, Reed is as likely to pull out an obscure ragtimey country blues or funky folk-rock chestnut as western Massachusetts native will be joined patetic world wanderer, multi-instrumental ist and joyous bon vivant, Mary Knysh. inspired vocals — not to mention her spar kling personality — are the perfect foil to tions, harmonica honkings and random suitcase thumpings. The “Not All There Tour” is honored to in Friis Bay. Reed and Miss Mary will hold Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., March 1 through 26. As is ues and dates are sure follow. For more details, visit tambouraproduc tions.com and rhythmicconnections.com. David Reed and Mary Knysh bring their unique style of music to Miss Lucy’s again this year. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of David Reed

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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 19 Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857 snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: Employment SUZUKI ISLAND CAR FOR SALE: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Richard 340-642-5358 ST . JOHN BUSINESS OWNERS Affordable Reliable Internet. 1Mb service $70/mo. info@dishanddat.com 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Land For Sale Commerical Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEAt The LumberyardUNUSUAL OPPORTUNITYfirst floor space availableDowntown Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessFor Space Call Nick 340-771-3737 Next Classied DEADLINE: Thursday, February 17th Employment SCENIC PROPERTIES Cruz Bay: Large three bedroom house, w/d, great view, $3500.00 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath, $1250.00 For Rent SAL VAGED: 42-foot ketch Desperado in Coral Bay Harbor at 18.20.72 North and 64.42.80 West. Registration # 1562-TB. Hull I.D. 7292101. Call Richard Conners 340-244-6649. EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE FISH BA Y LONG TERM AVAILABLE NOW :Furnished 3/2 native stone home w/covered decks, View w/privacy on 1.22 ac. 3k/mo 970-382-6683 Power_on@earthlink.net Cruz Bay-Nice, furnished house, great view, 2 Bedrooms A/C, 2 Bath, W&D. Pets considered. March 1. $1950/mo. Year lease. (340) 690-4532 For Sale Used on one house and stored, good condition, over one hundred panels, scaffold brackets included. Call for pricing and leave message. (340) 693-8991 or (508) 509-4002 Vehicle For Sale Notice Year round, reliable, vehicle. Repairs, painting, landscaping, etc. Refs. available. $20/hour. Gerry Londergan 643-2541 or 776-6579. IN SOUTHEAST DOMINICA, BOETICA 16.5 serene, ocean-view acres of cultivated farm land and virgin forests. $164,000. 5.2 abutting acres, $69,000. 767-449-8593 or www.islandguests.com Com/Ofce/Storage Services Timeshare SUNSET RIDGE VILLAS April 30 to May 14 (timeshare weeks 18 & 19), Sat Sat Sleeps 6. Two separate buildings with private courtyard and plunge pool. Large common pool overlooking Cruz Bay and St. Thomas. Rent $3,000 or buy for $12,000. Call 717-203-3716 or pete@worksiteplus.com Mongoose Junction, starting at $370/mo. Bright, secure building AC, Ample parking 693-7040 STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com COMMERCIAL SPACES AVAILABLE AT RAINTREE COURT large or small retail or Call Albert at 693-8590 BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?Call: 340-776-6496 or Email: advertising@tradewinds.viGET RESULTS!VISA & MasterCard Accepted

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20 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the ALATEEN MEETINGS 6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending. Minister Anne Marine Porter is hosting a free marriage vow renewal ceremony at Trunk Bay Beach at 5 p.m. The community is invited to join island elders and St. John students at a special cultural Fire Foods located at the Coral Bay triangle. Five Broadway professionals along with island fourth graders will put on two shows at the Westin Resort ballroom. be for St. John “Angels,” followed by a reception and then a gourmet dinner at an island restaurant. The 8 p.m. show is open to the public. St. John Relay for Life will The annual Health Fair presented by the Seventh-day Adventist community will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Mar ketplace. of Commerce St. John Chapter meeting will be on at 5:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs. The V.I. Audubon Society will host its annual plant sale in Frank Powell Park. Gifft Hill School announces “Culturalypso,” a school-wide community carnival, from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be free activi ties, a bouncey house and food for purchase available. Saturday, March 12 The 25th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be at the Westin Resort and Villas. The 9th annual Johnnie Walker Blues Festival will feature two nights of celebrity concerts in the Coral Bay ball UVICELL will be offering a course for individuals interest ed learning bookkeeping in or der to function as an entry-level bookkeeper. The course will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at UVICELL. St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient RO REVERSAL 1 One- — (short shows) 7 Practice of staying in one’s birthday suit 13 Comes into view 20 Skier’s lodge 23 Furrier’s philanthropic family from Texas? 25 Height 26 Music Muse 27 Member of the mimosa family poet 30 Sight-related 33 How heavy a British Conservative is? 35 For each 42 Matt Dillon portrayer James 43 Crew creating protective car parts? 45 Dir. opposite NNE 47 Serious 48 By — (alone) 51 Coming into existence 57 Perfumes ceremonially MacDonald 61 Certain boat propeller 62 Lech of labor 65 Dale where beans are grown to make a cathartic oil? 67 Chief Norse deity 68 Poet Neruda 72 Slow, on a music score 73 Jar tops 74 Decorate an infant’s bed with images of celestial bodies? 77 Most polar 80 Juliet’s beau 81 Pierre of fashion 84 Wise guy 86 Rich fabric with raised designs 88 Crawls (with) “General” an entry blank? 101 Worthy to be given a title 104 Jump 105 Legal wrong committed by a gobbler? 107 Novelist Nin 110 Most twisted 113 Willa Cather’s “My —” 118 Carbon 14 or uranium 235 120 Rush angrily at a long time South Carolina senator? 123 Like ailments that can be remedied 124 Group of nine things 125 Legume seed holder 126 Time in court 127 Give consent 128 Tennis star Williams 2 — En-lai 3 Stretched 4 Besides that 5 Goes back 6 Plug in a tub 7 Secretive govt. group 8 Pkg. shipper 10 Camaro — -Z 11 Layers 12 Team animal 13 Elia writing 14 Ran into 15 Dodging sort 16 Keep 17 Filth 18 Rare — (elements #57 to #71) 28 Infuriates 31 “What have — to deserve this?” 32 Dwarf planet in the asteroid belt 34 Drink in a sippy cup 35 What sit-ups strengthen 36 — up with 37 “— Little Teapot” 38 Earthquake origination point 40 Corp. execs 41 “— Dark Stranger” 44 Corps. 46 Horse sound 50 Lavish party 52 Health facility 53 Lying in the same straight path 54 “Dallas” miss 55 Requisites 56 Rendezvous 58 Neck area 60 Cyclotron bit 62 Sheep coats 63 Tight as — 64 Sign before Scorpio 65 Software programmer 66 Nothingness 70 Sis sibling 71 Young sheep 75 Marshall Plan pres. 76 Shower sponge 78 Lemon, lime, or orange 81 “Cheers” barmaid 85 — -bitsy 87 Corn holder 100 Obi-Wan — (“Star Wars” role) 102 Comes up 103 Volcano in E. Sicily 106 11or 12-year-old 108 Jacuzzi user’s sigh 111 JVC rival 112 Low card 115 “Ixnay” 116 Privy to 117 “— pinch of salt” 122 QBs’ scores PREMIER Crossword

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St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 21 ST. JOHN TRADEWINDS SUBSCRIPTIONSCALL 340-776-6496 WE ACCEPT VISA OR MASTERCARD Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John’ s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w . c a r i b b e a n v i l l a . c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O . ISLA VISTA Exceptionally Private/Gated Villa atop Caneel Hill. Offered at $5.4M. EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDSdebbie Hayes, owner/broker Ofce: 340 714 5808 Cell: 340 642 5995www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com DH@DH. Contact DEBBIE HAYES, GRI, Your Licensed U.S. Virgin Islands Real Estate Broker (340) 774-3939 fax www.usvi-realestate.com tel (340) 774-3939 Located at Caneel Hill Excellent business opportunity. Well established res taurant and minigolf course. Breath taking views of Pills bury sound and St Thomas from dining terrace, no better place to enjoy a good meal and view the sunset. Zoned B-2 which allows a multitude of commercial uses; ie retail, hotel,condos,apts., plenty of room for any of these uses on this 1.11 acre parcel.Adjacent 1 acre B-2 parcel avail able. Just Reduced to $3,900,000 Spectacular view location for variety of B-2 uses. Hotel, condo, retail, offices, or a combination of all suits this one of a kind lot. Owner has plans for condo/hotel development, with feasibility study and preliminary plans. Zoning allows for 80 persons per acre, for a multi-story de velopment. Panoramic views of Pillsbury Sound and West to St. Thomas, and south to St Croix. Minutes from Cruz Bay. Just Reduced to $2,800,000 Waterfront lot located on Chocolate Hole Pond. Easily accessible lot with gentle slope to waters edge, easy build.. Located a stones throw away from the planned prestigious high end Pond Bay Club Development. This quiet residential neighborhood has great breezes and deeded access to Chocolate Hole beach. $475,000 Mostly Flat 1/2 acre + lot, part of Guavaberry Farms Sub-division. Overlooks fresh water pond, off main road for easy access. Good breezes and quiet neighborhood with covenants and restrictions. Last lot in 7 parcel sub-division. $185,000 Spectacular view from this 1/2 acre + Fortsberg lot(s). Moderate grade, with sweeping views of East End,Tortola, and Coral Bay. Easy access off main sub-division road. Priced to sell at $350,000. Adjacent 1/2 acre lot also available for joining parcels together to make a very private 1 acre + lot for Just $700,000. PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW OFFICES LOCATED AT 6B CANEEL HILL ADJACENT TO ASOLARE RESTUARANT, THE GATEWAY TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK, OR CONTACT ANDY RUTNIK AT 340-774-3939 or EMAIL:ANDREWRUTNIK@GMAIL.COM TWO INCREDIBLE THREE-ACRE HILLSIDE LOTS– Adjacent to National Park lands (and short walk to the beach) with spectacular views of Francis Bay and west (sunsets). Gentle grade, and easy build. These lots are ideal/unique for one seeking a private estate/ compound within the National Park, desiring lots of land /gardens/privacy with convenient beach access. – Inquire about February 24th bid deadline and March 10th Auction (and *(Nearly 3 acre Beachfront access lot available separately for $3.8 million.)* CALL TODAY340-774-3939 St. John TRADEWINDS Newspaper Send Check Payable to Tradewinds Publishing, P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION $70.00 USD Name ____________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

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We ’ re Sold on St. John! .cruzba yrealty .com Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kir kT amm y P olloc kF ounded in 1985 CBR HOME LISTINGSSEASCAPE – Fabulous location on Bovacap Point! Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool & spa, plus a sep arate caretaker’s cottage. Panoramic views, privacy & sucessful vacation rental. $1,095,000. GOLDEN DRAGON – Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds/4 baths, innity pool, multi patios & decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. Reduced to $1,925,000. LIZARD HILL – A one of a kind villa, high above Cinna mon Bay & surrounded by Nat’l Pk. land. Enjoy the exclu sive privacy, views to die for, gorgeous gardens, & easy access from this 3 bd/3 bath, with pool & caretaker’s cot tage nestled on over 1 acre in Catherineberg. $3,100,000. BLUE TANG – Charming, turnkey, rental villa in Great Cruz Bay. Privacy, vibrant sunsets, 60' covered deck overlooking sunny pool, 2 bd/2 baths, great kitchen, excellent oor plan, & terric location. $1,295,000. GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY – Apt. building w/adjacent parcels in Cruz Bay, newly renovated & well maintained. Only $490,000. WATERFRONT with DOCK – Masonry 3 bed/2bath home on lg. at lot, with direct access to Fish Bay at your doorstep. Now only $920,000. AURORA – Enjoy 180 views, from Great Cruz to St. Thomas, from this masonry 4 bd/ 4 bath villa in Contant Pt. Great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor patios, excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000. VILLA ROMANCE – New, exquisitely crafted, luxury villa, features a 30’ pool in a tropical courtyard setting, 4 private bed/bath suites, chef’s kitchen, A/C, gated entry & custom details throughout. All the bells & whistles for $2,150,000. GREAT EXPECTATIONS – 7 bd/7.5 baths, 2 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs, tennis court, walk to Chocolate Hole beach, impressive vacation rental history. $2,999,500. CALYPSO del SOL – Successful rental villa w/excellent Chocolate Hole views, 3 bd/bath suites, A/C, newer masonry construction, beautiful pool & hot tub, terric lg. screened porch. $1,950,000. REDUCED! – Well built Bordeaux Mt. home w/ 3 bd/2 bath, lg. covered porch, southerly views, lg. trees, very gentle slope, room for expansion. $525,000. CHOCOLATE HOLE – Unique ruins of 1700’s Great House, with a 1960’s home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot. $799,000. POINT RENDEZVOUS – Newer masonry villa w/easterly views to Ram Head, 3 bd, 2 baths, lg. covered deck, spa, vacation rental history, room for expansion. $1,595,000. WINDSONG – Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cottage, situated on a 1ac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000. A BEST BUY! – Well built, poured concrete cottage w/ lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile oors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters, at lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future garage & expansion. Only $349,000. STONE HOUSE – Spectacular Coral Bay views, 3 bd/ 3 baths, gorgeous stonework, covered rotunda, freeform pool, vacation rental history, easy access. $1,620,000. BOATMAN POINT – Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding neighborhood. $2,795,000.CBR BUSINESS LISTINGSJOE’S DINER – St. John’s oldest restaurant is looking for a new owner. Serving breakfast, lunch & drinks since 1972, and located in the center of Cruz Bay. Call CBR. FABRIC MILL – Very successful Mongoose Junction business, est. 1982. $150,000 includes inventory, equip ment, & owner will train. SILVER IGUANA – Beachfront shop w/eclectic collection of sterling silver jewelry & locally crafted gifts. $75,000.CBR CONDO LISTINGSLAVENDER 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, sunset views, common pool, good rental history. $450,000. SELENE’S – Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/ rental or business. Terric views. Reduced to $399K! GALLOWS POINT CONDO – Waterfront, 1 bd/1bath condo in resort setting, pool, beach. Only $485K .CBR LAND LISTINGSLUSH BORDEAUX MT. parcels w/views. $150K–$285K. SUNSET VIEWS – close to town, easy build. Only $215K. LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM in Fish Bay – Starting at $108K. KLEIN BAY – Prestigious area w/common beach. $675K. SIDE-BY-SIDE at parcels in Johnston Bay – $220K ea. CAROLINA, EDEN, CALABASH – Nice selection of affordable parcels. Starting at $99K. CRUZ BAY TOWN – Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K. GLUCKSBERG – Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., lg. trees. $125K. ZOOTENVAAL – Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K. GREAT CRUZ BAY – Prime 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views & architectural plans. A steal at $595K. WATERFRONT on MONTE BAY – Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $2,900,000. AFFORDABLE PARCELS – in Est. Grunwald & Adrian. Easy building sites, close to town. Starting at $89,000. Call Today! DITLEFF POINT – Extraordinary sites on magnicent peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000. PT. RENDEZVOUS – Outstanding views. $415K. REEF BAY VIEW – is a classic Caribbean style 4 bd/3 bath pool villa with pristine National Park views of Reef Bay & Ram Head, and the white sandy beach below. Consisting of 3 hip roofed buildings, connected by decks & covered walkways, white walls & turqoise accents . 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HOMES AMANI Spectacular 180 views, prestigious Maria Bluff, 3BR/3BR in the main building, plus guest cottage $1,795,000 WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. 3BR/3BA casual beach house steps from the water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000 SUSANNABERG! New masonry home on FLAT lot plus separate rental cottage. Borders Nat’l Park. $750,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board & wet bar). PRICE REDUCED $1,095,000 VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, sweeping views. 5BR/5BA. $4,250,000 NEW IN CAROLINA Masonry 2x2 main house with 2x1 lower apt & separate cottage. Complete solar systems. Paved driveway, valley views. $600,000 NEW! IXORA on Ajax Peak, bordered by Natl. Pk, adjacent to North Shore beach access, 3 pavilions linked by decks & walkways, pool, 5 BR. $1,700,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 NEW! “MILES AWAY ”Immaculate 2BR, 2.5 BA masonry villa w/ pool, successful short term rental, in prestigious Point Rendezvous. $1,450,000 MAMEY PEAK 1.05 acres, 1x1 Main House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat slope and stunning views. One of a kind fixer upper!!! $795,000 MILL RIDGE Attention to detail, Classic Caribbean architecture, masonry 2 bedroom, 2 bath, office/3rd bedroom, garage & pool. $1,595,000 ZOOTENVAAL! Newly built multi unit tasteful masonry home sited on 1.36 FLAT acres. Expand or subdivide. Private with large yard. $925,000 NEW IN CAROLINA! Beautiful, peaceful mostly flat parcel with end of road privacy. Masonry 3x2 upper unit and 1x1 lower unit. $750,000 UNBEATABLE VALUE! ALLESANDRA Luxurious masonry villa, renovated in 2007, views of 3 bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage REDUCED TO $1,769,000 SOLAR POWERED BED & BREAKFAST! “Garden By The Sea” is a quaint Caribbean home. Owners’ apartment & 3 income producing A/C units. $1,800,000. PRICE SLASHED FOR NORTH SHORE ! Cinnamon Day Dreams, 3 BR/2.5BA, in Nat’l Pk boundaries in Catherineberg. 1 acre. $1,795,000. MYSTIC RIDGE 4 BR/4.5BA, dramatic views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above Rendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Span ish tile roof, 180 views, large pool & hot tub $2,595,000 AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking path to the beach, 4BR, 5BA. Live webcam & virtual tour @ americanparadise.com $7,450,000 CONDOS . HOMES . LAND . FRACTIONALS . COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 NEW! Income producing 2 unit in Chocolate Hole. Large flat yard, walking distance to Chocolate Hole Beach. Island stone incorporated through out. $875,000 APPROXIMATELY 150' FROM THE WATER at Pebble Beach with fabulous water views! Beautiful woodwork; upper level is a 3 BR unit & lower is a 1 BR unit. $675,000 BAREFOOT New 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath guest cottage in quaint neighborhood. $599,000. UNBELIEVABLE NEW PRICE FOR BLUE HEAVEN! Cute Caribbean home overlooking Rendezvous Bay. Popular vacation rental. 3 bedroom, 3 bath $527,000 NEW! Caribbean cottage that currently caters to short term rental guests. Listed price includes adjacent vacant lot for expansion. $599,000 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” the ultimate 1ac. 7br 7.5 bth compound: private tennis court, 2 pools, 2 spas, & two beautifully appointed homes! Deeded access to walk to 2 beaches. Impressive rental history. “ GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW” great location for development, walk to beach and town! Masonry 2x2 home on .58 ac. Combination of R-4 & W-1 zoning allows for condos or commercial uses. BEACHFRONT “LIME TREE BAY” HAS WHITE SAND BEACH! East End 5 bedroom stone & masonry home on 4+ subdividable acres (zoned R-2) steps to beach. Gor geous water views! WATERFRONT “VILLA BELVEDERE” (3x3.5) privacy, pool & spa, plus deeded access to HOA dock on Great Cruz Bay. Quiet neighborhood, mesmer izing sunset views! “CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE” for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. “VISTAERO” offers total privacy with breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay & St. Thomas. 5 spacious bedroom suites, huge pool, gazebo & hot tub make this a top rental villa. FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, February 14-20, 2011 Students Practicing Hard for Friday’s “Dream, Wish, Believe” Performancethe numbers. While no easy task, the Broadway talents are adept at cording to Schaub. “They are great at choreographing with your strong points and working around your weak ar Students at GBS are just getthey begin to master the lyrics of Wells. “The kids are enjoying it and they are getting much more the songs and actually mastering the different chords.” While having fun with Lewis and Barnoa, the students are of the limited time they have and what they are learning,” said Wells. “But they are doing a great job and really having fun. I know they are going to be great; that is not a question.” “We are all looking forward to the day of the production,” said the GBS principal. ing with children has been evident head Beth Knight. “It is unbelievable; just fantastic,” Knight said. “The people who are doing this are such professionals and they have obviously worked a lot with children and just know how to bring out their creativity. They are delightful to be around.” The program is a unique opportunity to for the three island schools to work collaboratively instead of competitively, which is “I think working all together to put this production on is wonderful,” GHS lower school head. mon goal and that is so much better than being in competition with each other.” At JESS, SJSA assistant director Kim Wild has watched the siasm build with JESS students,” said Wild. “They are learning a group dance for the production. want to go to an after school party because they wanted to come back to the arts school to dance some more.” Awaking a love of dance, music, puppetry and creativity, while having fun in a collaborative enJan Kinder. “The children are being enthemselves with song, dance, acting and puppetry,” said Kinder. eryone involved in this joint endeavor is thrilled — it is a very “The fourth grade children from JESS, GBS, and GHS and coming together in one shared and combined production,” said tive creative effort of this kind on St. John where the efforts of four schools are culminating in one major theatrical production.” “Dream, Wish, Believe,” on Friday evening, February 18, at the Westin Resort and Villas. “Angel” are $200 and include a champagne reception and dinner at one of Grill, La Tapa, Rhumb Lines, The There are only eight Angel tickets left and they are available at Chelsea Drug Store or Connections. A second performance at 8 p.m. will be open to the entire community for only a donation to SJSA. Broadway weekend in New York City are still available as well. Tickets are $100 and are available at Chelsea Drug Store and Connections. One lucky winner will receive round-trip airfare for two to the Big Apple, three nights at the W Hotel in Times Square, tickets to three Broadway shows including backstage passes to one and dinner at two Theater District restaurants. Continued from Page 3