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Two STT Men Arrested on Assault and Drug ChargesPage 4 Gunre Is Exchanged in Daylight ShootingPage 2Kamal Hendricks Arrested for Hitting Man with Steel BatPage 4 July 25-August 7, 2011 Copyright 2011First St. John Lionfish Dive Search Nets Three FishPage 3 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottAfter being surrounded by a large fence for almost six months, the newly renovated Franklin Powell Park was unveiled last week. The park's facelift included new level brick ground cover, short native stone walls, benches, garbage bins and small palm trees. Fence Comes Down To Reveal Renovated Franklin Powell Sr. Park


St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police on St. John arrested two suspects who shot at each other near Kilroy's Laundry and Dry Cleaning in Cruz Bay around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Although several people were in the area at the time of the afafter the 3 p.m. shooting, VIPD the suspects. VIPD arrested Aswad Picker ing, age 25, of Estate Enighed and 24-year-old Arthur Hercules, of Estate Carolina, at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, and charged both men with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm and Third Degree Assault. According to the police report, shortly after 3 p.m. July 19, concerned citizens reported that two Bay laundromat. before police arrived and VIPD questioned several witnesses in the vicinity. Based on the descriptions of the suspects and the reports of ongoing feuds between the suspects, police searched several locations they were known to frequent. The suspects were eventually located in Estate Pine Peace and arrested without incident. VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy sent his congratulations to the community and police. Once again I would like to thank the general public for providing the information that led to the arrests of the individuals involved in this shooting that could have severely hurt many individuals, said Foy. I also want to thank to assist in capturing the suspects involved in this serious crime. It goes to show that the police department and public working together will always bring about positive results. Bail for Pickering and Hercules was set at $60,000 each by order of the court and they were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action. EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Malik Stevens, Adam Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Maggie Wessinger SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 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 2 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 Two St. John Men Exchange Gunre in Daylight Estate Enighed Shooting Several boat captains are hosting a small gathering in Cruz Bay on Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. in honor of the Nicole Robin This is the 38th anniversary of the incident which saw the Nicole Robin in Cuban waters. The group will give thanks that no lives were lost and offer remembrance to those involved.Gathering in Honor of Nicole Robin Set for August 4 in Cruz BayThe St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, July 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Battery. The group will discuss the status of the noise ordinance, report on the July 13 town meeting on St. Thomas and discuss various landscaping projects.STJ Chamber Chapter Meeting July 26The St. John Landsharks, the host for the Love City Triathlon and Aquathon, regret to announce the cancellation of this years race, which was scheduled for September 4, 2011. of the key members of the race committee have been or will be off-island this year. For this reason, the Landsharks feel that we are not able to provide the quality race our athletes have come to looked forward to their other events later this year, the Turkey Day 5K and the Reindeer Ramble. St. John Landsharks Announce the Cancellation of Love City Triathlon Students are invited to join a very talented group of young lead the evolutionary path of urban music. ing its Summer Leadership Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for four weeks. During the camp, students will work on their parts for the condensed version of Follow the Beat, an original production written by director Larry Bryant. The performance of Follow the Beat will be on Friday, August 19, and Saturday, August 20, at 7 p.m. The cost for camp is $75 per week, plus a $25 registration fee. Students should bring a lunch daily or a separate $6 to buy lunch from Jacks. Water is always available at the theater as well as other snacks and drinks. For more information call 775-7877.Pistarckle Theater Camp StartsFriends of Marianne Mame Mathews learned last week that Mamers was due to be interred on St. Thomas as an unclaimed person. Her family of friends on St. John have swung into action so that she can be cremated with her ashes spread in the Caribbean Sea. Mathews friends only need $2,050 total to do so. Anyone who would like to contribute anything toward the goal should send whatever they wish to The St. John Revolving Fund with Mames name in the memo section of the check and mail to at both Connections, Quiet Mon Pub and Aqua Bistro.Friends Join To Say "Proper Goodbye" Marianne "Mame" Mathews


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds sightings in the Whistling Cay area a group of St. John divers headed under the waves on Sunday, July Although many swimmers keep keling in waters around St. John, ba instructor Leslie Charpentier. when they are out snorkeling and diving, and they often mark the area and call in the sightings so that the volunteer CORE response divCharpentier. What we did Sunday was an organized search dive for hope to continue to do one each month or so. Virgin Islands waters in early 2010 juvenile. Snorkelers and divers off in local waters in March 2010 and volunteers have nabbed more than 100 since then. introduced to the Atlantic Ocean in the wake of Hurricane Andrew dumped his tank into the sea. Since across the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea from the Bahamas to South America. vere destruction as seen already in wide swaths of dead coral in waters off the Bahamas. Female liona brood, can eat up to 20 juvenile predators in the Caribbean. As the threat of the invasive of divers led by Joe Gulli formed the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education (CORE) Foundation. The group is dedicated to bringing together local volunteers and divers. Karl Pytlik, who manages the Friends of V.I. National Park Store, is the St. John CORE coordinator and he organized the July 10 dive along with Charpentier. Along with Pytlik and Char the Whistling Cay area. Dan Boyd allowed the group use of his new Lovango Charters vessel, which used to be called Sea Biscuit and operated as a dive boat out of Caneel Bay. The group started the day on the south side of Whistling Cay plained Charpentier. We had verbal reports that liwe picked up the furthest east white mooring ball and headed east on a dive that ranged up to 40feet deep. There was lots of great On the second dive of the day, the group headed west and spotOn the second dive we headed west from the same mooring ball minutes at about 40-feet and close to the reef edge, she said. This watched it lose its color and turn white from tail to head in seconds. A few minutes later, the color was back, said Charpentier. It appeared to be an instant kill 50 feet deep. Lelsie Charpentier, scuba instructor INDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ...........................14-15 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 3 First St. John Lionsh Dive Search Nets Three FishDivers catch three lionsh off south side of Whistling Cay Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Leslie CharpentierThe group, at right (L to R bottom row) Steve Howell, Stephanie Rushing, Jason Beasley, Leslie Charpentier, Cindy Cunningham (L to R top row) Franklin Tulloch, Bill Cunningham, Jon Steele and the haul, above.


4 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 St. John Tradewinds Police on St. John arrested 29-year-old Eunice Patris at about 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 18, and charged her with Third Degree Burglary for breaking into a private residence in Estate Contant. on the scene detained the suspect within minutes after the burglary was reported by 911 Emergency Communications dispatchers. According to the police report, the homeowner told police her husband left the residence locked and secured at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17. When she returned to the home in the morning she saw the suswalking on her property. The homeowner noticed that a door to her home was open. The homeowner shouted inside the home, Patris came to the door and was detained by police. Police said Patris did not have permission to enter the residence. Bail for Patris was set at $25,000 and she was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.Burglary Suspect Arrested in Private Home Eunice PatrisSt. John Tradewinds on St. John arrested two men on assault and drug charges Tuesday, July 19. Both suspects are St. Thomas natives. Willis Fahie, 19, of Estate Contant, was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. at Tamarind Court and charged with Simple Assault, Disobeying a Lawful Order and Resisting Arrest. VIPD said Fahie was instructed not to walk through a crime scene discharging of shots by the laundry. Fahie ignored the police request. His bail was set at $1,500. About an hour later, shortly after 5 p.m. Hyacinth Ashly, Jr., age 18, of Estate Pine Peace, was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. small zip lock bags of a green positive for marijuana. The arrest happened on Centerline Road. His bail was set $10,000. Both suspects were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.Two Men Natives Arrested on St. John on Assault and Drug Charges Hyacinth Ashly Jr. Willis FahieSt. John Tradewinds mal Hendricks at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, and charged him with Third Degree Assault for hitting a 24-year-old St. John man in his upper back with a steel bat. According to the police report, the victim was working at his place of employment, which is a welding shop located in Estate Contant Enighed, when Hendricks and another man pulled up in a truck. Hendricks got out of the vehicle with the bat in his hand, approached the victim from behind and hit him with the bat on his upper back. The The victims back was cut and swollen. He was transported by private vehicle to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center for treat ment. Bail for Hendricks was set at $25,000 by order of the court and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.Hendricks Arrested for Hitting Man with Bat Kamal Hendricks


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dont worry about those large clumps of brown seaweed washing ashore across St. John. Residents across the island have reported seeing a lot of sargassum Far from being harmful, those bunches of seaweed are actually home vey marine biologist Caroline Rogers. Sargassum has been reported lately coming up on a lot of different that there is so much of it, but its not harmful. the North Shore, Rogers went snorkeling at Hawksnest and was delight sum, said Rogers. There is an amazing variety of really cool animals associated with this stuff. Sargassum support a thriving little eco-system of its own. Sargussum has also been spotted across the British Virgin Islands and scientists best guess is that different ocean currents are bringing a high concentration of the seaweed into local waters, according to Rogers. St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 5 Abundance of Sargassum Seaweed Is Washing Ashore Across St. John St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Caroline Rogers gassum off Hawksnest Bay.


6 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 St. John Tradewinds U.S. Virgin Islands yachting, two and neck-draped medals at the 41st Annual International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Sailing Championships, in Zadar, Croatia, July 7 to 16. Nikki Barnes, 17, of St. Thomas, and Agustina Barbuto, 15, of St. John, won bronze medals in the Girls 420 event, defeating teams from 28 other nations and bowing out only to the winning team from Austria and second place team from the USA. Light winds proved challenging A protest by the Italian team on the second to last day and the USVIs nal day. Yet, Barnes skippering and Bar buto crewing aboard this 13-foot dinghy came back with focus and determination to soundly earn their bronze medals with a 16 point lead Australia. We knew we wouldnt be able to move up to second with only one race left because of the point spread, said Barnes, about her outwe went out to have fun, to enjoy it and to go fast rather than to worry about the outcome. A key to the teams success from a crew standpoint, according to Bar buto, was that I always was looking out of the boat, keeping an eye on the competition which was pretty intense. of St. John, served as Team Leader and Coach, respectively, providing needed support to the girls in such an elite level sailing competition. Barnes, Barbuto and the Coyles are all members of St. Thomas Yacht Club. A total of 358 sailors from 59 nations competed in this regatta. In addition to both Girls and Boys divisions in the 420, other classes included Laser Radials, SL 16s, 29ers, and RSX. Many former ISAF Youth Worlds medallists have moved on to achieve greatness in the Olympic Games, Americas Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, and the USVI girls sailors look to follow in these footsteps. Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* FOR MORE INF ORMATION, PLEASE CALL .., EXT WR-FitnessClub TW 3.2011.indd 1 3/23/11 6:44 PM Islands Barbuto Makes History with Barnes at ISAF World ChampionshipsSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Dean Barnes U.S. Virgin Islands sailors Nikki Barnes, left, and Love City's Agustina Barbuto, right, took bronze at the World Championships in Croatia this month.


St. John Tradewinds The fathers of two young island sailors received a special gift on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 19, when their children were honored with monetary grants by the St. John Yacht Club. Island youths Agustina Barbuto and Scott McKenzie were selected for the $1,000 grants, marking the ed funds to sailors who are not yet competing at a college level. The grants will help support Barbutos and McKenzies competitive junior sailing careers. The grant winners were chosen based on their sailing resumes and essays. Sailing is my passion, McKenzie wrote in his essay. A lot of sail to win. Antilles School, has an impressive Optimist sailing resume, datsport in 2006. The young sailor regattas, as well as in the southern U.S., Ontario, New York and Ar gentina. McKenzie is the youngest on the U.S. Virgin Islands Optimist Class sailing team, and applied for the grant in hopes of getting a new sail for the 2011 IODA World Optimist Competition in New Zealand, where he hopes to place in the top ten. We all went to the North Amer ican Optimist Championships in Kingston, Ontario this past summer where we won third place in team racing, defeating Canada, #3, McKenzie wrote in his essay. That is a pretty high honor. Team racing takes skill and strategy. We practiced a lot and that is why we got third place, McKenzie added. Barbuto, who is 15 years old and attends Antilles School, started sailing Optimist at the age of seven. Not only does she hold high honors at Antilles, she also sails for the high schools sailing team in Club 420. Barbuto has sailed internationally in the 420 class for the VI for the past two years. The 15-year-old entered her class last summer in Turkey at the ISAF Youth World Championship and the 420 Open World Championship in Haifa, Israel, where she She made Virgin Islands sailing history in her latest regatta, placing third along with teammate Nikki Barnes at the 41st ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships, in Zadar, Croatia, July 7 to 16. national 420 Open World Championships in Buenos Aires. She used the SJYC grant to help pay for her the regatta in Croatia. Barbuto hopes to eventually represent the USVI in the 2016 Olympic Games. St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 7 T wo Y oung Sailors Awarded Grants by St. John Y acht Club St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Barbara Hervy Grant winner Scott McKenzie with his father, Ed, and SJYC Commodore Scott Barnett. Agustina Barbuto with parents Carlos and Maria Di Blasi, SJYC Commodore Scott Barnett.and her sibling cheering section brothers Alejo and Mateo.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Barbara Hervy SUMMER TIME% Local Discount 00 Maho double occupancy 50 Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI/BVI & PR Residents 00 Maho & 00 Concordia low season rate for non-residents Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and hiking at Maho Bay Camps and Concordia Eco-Tents340-715-0500 PO Box 310, St. John USVI 00831 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar Music Maho double occupancy Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI, BVI & PR Residents Concordia per night for non-residents (low season) DONT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTETAKE CARE OF YOUR 2010 MARKETING ALL AT ONCE.SPACE RESERVATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30THADVERTISING ARTWORK DEADLINE: JULY 30TH For more information about St. John Magazine or to place an advertisement in the 2010 Edition (email) or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at WE'RE WORKING ON OUR 2012 EDITION!CALL 776-6496 FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John sailing sensation Mayumi Mimi Roller is cruising toward her goal of representing the territory in laser sailing at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A graduate of Antilles School, Roller attends St. Marys College of Maryland where she races double handers with the elite sailing team. Shes taking the upcoming fall semester off in order to concentrate on sailing a laser in front mer. Roller recently returned from a month of competition in Germany where she battled less than perfect conditions while racing against some of the worlds top sailors. Racing in Kiel Week at the end plained. There was lots of wind and really big waves, said Roller. Kiel Week is a big international regatta that is well-renowned, so there were a lot of top sailors there and about 50 people in my class and I ended up about 13. We didnt sail the last day which was really disappointing, of really light wind, but the race committee thought it was too light to sail. I had some decent races and there were a few where I was on the brink of being in the top 10. Making the transition back from double-handed collegiate sailing to single-hand laser racing, Roller was happy with her outcome at Kiel Week. I had some happy moments, she said. Since Ive been doing a lot of college sailing, I havent had a lot of time to practice on lasers. me to get back into lasers. Roller took memories of those happy moments along with her to Warnemunde Week, where conditions just before the regatta were perfect. When we arrived there it was really nice and sunny, said Roller. As soon as the regatta started, the we didnt sail at all because it was blowing 30 knots and gusting to 45 knots. The second day we only got two races in of the three that were scheduled, she said. It was really foggy all morning long. We didnt sail out to the race course scheduled to be at 11 a.m. but we couldnt get out there because there was too much fog. The third day of the regatta only saw two of the planned four races go off as weather conditions plained. It started out really windy again on the third day, she said. We race got abandoned in the second day we didnt sail at all. With only four races in four days, the regatta did not afford Roller the laser practice she was hoping for, but she still managed to of about 120 sailors. overall, she said. The only girl who beat me is going to the Olympics for Germany. Roller also made a connection in Germany which might prove invaluable in her Olympic bid. When I went to Kiel it was really crazy because I was going to rent a boat from a friend in the Nether lands who was going to bring the laser down, said Roller. But then she didnt go to the regatta so I at the regatta, and there was a slim chance of that. I ended up running into a friend from India, who Ive known since 2007, Rohini Rau. She was with her coach and there were three other Indian sailors who were supposed to come but couldnt make it, Roller said. So I ended up getting one of those boats and training with Rohinis coach before the regatta. If all goes well, Roller will be spending a lot more time with her There has never been anyone from India qualify in sailing for the Olympics before and Rohinis coach wants her train with other top sailors, said Roller. The Indian Sailing Association is trying to get people to India to train with her and Im one of the candidates. plans this week to spend the month of September in Chennai, India, to train with Rau and her coach. In the meantime, Roller is heading to pic Test event. Im going to London in August for the test event which will be at the Olympic site, she said. All of the Olympic classes will be there and Ill race against all the people who will be at the Olympics plus a few hopefuls, like me. It will be a great way to see where you end up against the other top people from each country. Roller is also hoping that the Virgin Islands Sailing Association the Olympic qualifying regatta in Australia in December. She also continues to accept donations helping her along on her Olympic bid. For more information about making a donation to Roller call 340693-5579.8 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 Mimi Roller Pursuing Olympic Bid To Represent V.I. at London 2012 Mimi Roller, sailor ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed tuesdays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: w: t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Gold Addy Award Magazine Design


St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Most people visit St. John for the beautiful beaches, fantastic sailing and amazing snorkeling opportunities. For Charlotte Watson, it was the abundance of miniscule marine worms which put her on a Watson, from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Ter ritory in Darwin, Australia, will wrap up her 10-day research stay at the V.I. Environmental Research Station this week. She made plans to travel to the Virgin Islands and study marine worms or polychaetes in local waters after meeting Nancy Prentiss at the International Polychaetes Conference in Lecce, Italy, last summer. Prentiss, a professor at University of Maine Farmington is conducting an on-going study of polychaetes at Lameshur Bay and had a poster display at the Italy conference which piqued Watsons interest. Im interested in one particu lar family of polychaetes, Chrysol Petalidae, which means golden petals in Latin, said Watson. Ive been studying them for 30 years. Polychaetes are segmented, bristled marine worms found in every sea and off every continent than 80 families of polychaetes, ranging in size from a few milli meters to several inches, and scientists continue to discover new St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Nancy Prentiss, above at left, looks on as Charlotte Watson from Australia observes a sample of sediment from Lameshur Bay.Lameshur Polychaetes Survey Draws International Scientists to VIERSContinued on Page 16


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After visiting the island for a decade, Linda Gabriel decided the time was right to live her dream. My girlfriend moved here 11 years ago and Ive been visiting ever since, said Gabriel. I just fell in love with the island. We would come down once or twice a year or more if we could. Last month the New Jersey resident packed up her bags and made the move from St. John visitor to resident and business owner. Gabriel bought Best of Both Worlds in Mongoose Junction. A mother of two with a background in art and retail, Gabriel's new endeavor offered the oppor tunity to pursue both of her passions. I used to own a gift shop back east for years, said Gabriel. It got to the point where Christmas-time wasnt fun anymore. I just didnt want to be around that anymore and my kids were really little so I closed the shop. Gabriel grew up surrounded by art and artists, visiting her aunt Agnes Ainilian in Washington, My aunt was Agnes Ainilian who had the Ainilian Gallery in Washington, D.C. so I grew up around artists, said the new gallery owner. I got to meet so many of her artist friends from potters to glass makers. With the hustle and bustle of her suburban home life wearing on her, Gabriel dreamed of living in We started talking about moving and what to do if we did actually move, Gabriel said. This gallery has been for sale for a while and I knew about it. I was just waiting for the kids to get a little older. With her two little ones in their toddler years, Gabriel and her family spent a month on St. John last year, which got the group hooked on island life. We came down last summer for a month and the kids cried when we got home, she said. We were all depressed when we got home we missed St. John so much. I decided, Thats it, its time. Hitting the beach each after noon is just one of the wonderful things about life on St. John, GaWere really happy to be down here, she said. The kids love it. We go to the beach just about every afternoon you cant beat that. I dont have to sit in rush owner. I love that there is not one living in vacation-land. nese Crested dog, is also settling into running Best of Both Worlds with the help of long-time sales associates Jan Beaty and Pat Mulvihill. Its great here, said Gabriel about the Mongoose Junction gallery and gift shop. I really love the shop the way it is. Im going to be bringing in some of my aunts artwork; there will be some originals and some prints. We have great jewelry, paint ings and sculptures, she said. When I look around, its amaz ing that there are so many great pieces. Paintings by Candice Great10 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 barefootdesign group,llclicensed architect AIA member NCARB certifiedmongoose junction, po box 1772 st. john, us virgin islands 00831 tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411 barefootaia.comprofessional design and development services 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. Johns Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / / P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex Cruz Bay New Owner, Same Great Collection at Best of Both WorldsSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott New owner of The Best of Both Worlds Linda Gabriel smiles for the camera outside of her Mongoose Junction gallery.Continued on Page 16


2008 Property Tax Bill Coming Soon St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay and other areas of St. John are looking cleaner than usual thanks to summer employees with the V.I. Waste Management Authority. The Youth Employment Summer Program (YES) was founded 15 years ago by the Anti-Litter and has been carried on by VIWMA. Students between the ages of 15 period and are trained prior to being assigned various landscaping and clean up projects during that time. A total of 72 students were hired through the YES program this summer, which wraps up on Friday, July 29. The students were separated into teams and assigned various projects weekly. YES employees also enjoy a week of environmen tal education and hands-on train WMA communications manager. The students are given a week of environmental education and serving and protecting the environment and on entrepreneurship skills, said Saunders. On St. John, there is a collaboration for work determined with community and environmental leaders for ar eas needing attention. The students also participated in a Reef Bay Trail hike and visited Maho Bays glass recycling facil ity and VIERS facilities, Saunders added.St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 11 Youth Employment Summer Students Clean Up Coral Bay St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of CBCC roadway in Coral Bay, above. St. John Tradewinds bills are being issued. The 2008 bills are issued to the property owners of record as of January 1, 2009. due date of August 20, 2011 will receive early payment discounts. a 5 percent early payment discount. date will receive a discount of 2.5 percent. The bills become delinquent if not paid by October 20, 2011. Property owners are enavoid late payment fees. Property owners are also reminded to review their 2008 bill bill. John at the Islandia Building. Payments can be made in person or by mail. Checks, cash, money orders, ATM, debit and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard only) are accepted. Persons submitting their payments by mail are advised not to send cash. How can you cut your electricity bill immediately A renewable energy system Solar panels or wind turbine offering 50 percent rebates on photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. On top of that residents are eligble for 30 percent income tax credit. Quick calculation2Kw PV systems produces on average 9kwh of power per day 270 kwh per month at 41 cents$110 savings per month


12 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 St. John TradewindsWhile some party-goers enjoyed fresh grilled burgers, top left, melon-eating contestants waited for the contest before digging in, above and left. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds and melon-eating contests. down as many watermelon slices as possible. Five men squared off in the adult contest, which ended in a threeway tie. A second round eat-off among the three also ended in a tie. down as many melon slices as possible. While only Jira Stapleton added a babys division. While three little ones started out, all that attention drove one little guy to throw in the towel. Both Africa and ing the melon-eating contest a try. BBQ attendees enjoyed fresh grilled burgers and hot dogs, live music by Lauren and Bo and fresh samples of sweet kiss melons, yellow melons and more. St. John Tradewinds As part of the Department of Tourisms ongoing commitment to the destinations small hotels, DOT will host the 2nd Annual Small Hotels Conference to provide mar keting and technical support to hotels in the territory with 50 rooms or fewer. The two-day conference will take place on September 21 at the Windward Passage Hotel on St. Thomas and on day to present small hotels with important marketing techniques and operational information to help enhance their businesses. The seminar topics were selected based on feedback from last years conference attendees. Led by social media marketing specialist Leon Thomas of Choice Hotels International, the Social Media seminar will instruct small hoteliers how to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to increase business and build customer loyalty. Supporting our destinations small hotels with mar keting and training is an important part of our strategy to enhance our tourism product and assist local businesses, said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson Doty. We are pleased to continue our support of the territorys small hotels as part of our dedicated marketing plan against this segment. In 2009 DOT launched a comprehensive marketing plan to promote the small hotel segment, which included the development of the evergreen Inntimate Treasures package, a dedicated ad campaign, a small hotels section on the DOTs bi-monthly newsletter, separate idensite, and a small hotels brochure featuring photos and descriptions of all of the small hotels in the territory. To participate in the free conference, advance registration is required. Hoteliers in the St. Thomas/St. John district should contact Keezi Pinney at 774-8784 or email DOT Hosting Second Annual Small Hotels Conference Septs. 21 and 22


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As some teenagers take advantage of the summer break to soak up some rays on the beach, 10 St. John teens have been preparing for career paths. Community Foundation is hosting the month-long Life Skills and funding from the Department of Labor and support from the University of the Virgin Islands St. John Academic Center. The program is geared to 14-year-old youth who want get some help as they start thinking about graduating high school and either going to college or directly into the workforce, said Celia Kaambitions and practicing interview the program the students had choand started to discuss ways to stay focused on their goals in the face of home, school and personal pressure, she added. Week two, which wrapped up last week, had the students focusing on their communication skills and effective response to life ecutive director. tion to the equation Event plus Response equals Outcome and how to Press Pause between the E and the R, said Kalousek. The students are taught to stop and think before responding because when you fail to press pause, you often rush to poor decisions. Students also had the chance to hear from two different ends of the work force. Nineteen-yearold Evanna Chinnery talked to the group about the realities of the coling, July 21. I have been singing since I was study in college, said Chinnery. I applied to two schools and got into my top pick Berklee College of Music. had to come back home, she said. I wasnt as ready as I thought I would be. I didnt have as many music classes in high school that I needed and I just wasnt prepared. Chinnery returned to St. John and is currently pursuing a musical education degree at the University of the Virgin Islands, where she will start her junior year this fall. Chinnery hopes to return to Berklee for her senior year and continues to sing at venues across the Virgin Islands. She recently took fourth place in the V.I. Idol competition. After hearing from Chinnery, the Life Skills campers heard from 80-year-old Clarence Scipio, who is still in the work force, employed as a deacon. Scipio has held several positions throughout his career and discussed the importance of being open to career transitions with the students. will be dedicated to building proplained Kalousek. Between guest speakers and will cover qualities that will make you valuable in the workforce, she said. This includes the importance of punctuality and attendance, telephone etiquette and much more. We will introduce principles of good character and leadership, practice them using role play activities, and discuss how the skills and principles can be used on all areas of life in and out of the working environment. At the end of the month, students will have a real understanding of workplace skills and have a good idea of several career paths, At the completion of this program, participants will have gained knowledge of and practiced workplace skills, she said. They will also have gained demonstrable knowledge of one or more occupational areas and will have started their Career Portfolio to be used as a tool throughout the remainder of their school years and beyond. Kalousek is looking for residents interested in taking students along for job shadowing or speaking to the group about their professional about how to get involved, call Kalousek at SJCF at 693-9410.St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 13 For further information please contact Suzette Rojas at 718-2980, 718-0932 or 718-3873. Last day of registration ends on Thursday, July 28th. Students Start Preparing for Future crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 The Cafe and Bar will reopen September 12stTHANK YOU!...for a great season. Were taking a brief break to rest and retool for the coming year.SUN DOG CAFE will close August 13thGECKO GAZEBO BAR will close September 1st


14 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 Send your letter to TH Keeping Track of Crime Homicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 5 3rd Degree Burglaries: 20 Grand Larcenies: 37 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John Tradewinds A TTENTION:SUMMERTIME PUBLISHING SCHEDULEWeekly publication will resume with our October 3rd edition. Thank you to the St. John Community for the outSanta Belcher and the wedding of George and Ray. We love you all! our family, MaryLou and Walter Belcher, Stephen, Vicki, Katie and Albert for sharing our special day. A very special thank you to Marc, Carrie, Sam and Isaac of Aqua Bistro for everything!! Sally (Sallarita) Bolhous for being such a great men, my big brother Phil and my younger brother, Grant Davis. The Reverend Anne Marie Porter of for a fabulous ceremony and a wonderful friendship. Genoveva (Beva) Rodriguez and James Phillips without you we would not be here. (Not so) Mean Jean Vance for your love and support. Mary Pat Brown, much love to you! Cid Hamling of Connections, always gracious, always outstanding. Dana Bishop of Carolina Corral for making my Wild Horses dreams come true. Lauren, Bo and Kenny for the fantastic music. Elliot Hooper of Tall Ship Trading and Chris of World Class Anglers for Jayne Meadow for giving us a honeymoon. (Im verklempt!) Cathy Noonan, Kaarin Wampler and all of Santas elves you rock! Thank you to MaLinda Nelson, Jaime Elliott and Tradewinds for all of their help. There are too many people and businesses to thank which is how we know we are so blessed to be a part of this wonderful community. We love you all and thank you to all who gave so generously. Love, George and Ray If you are a salesperson, you know what the script is. Its basically a printed guideline on how to inter act, promote and sell a product. The more I observe life, it seems that we all are following a script. Maybe growing up, you were taught that the rich were greedy, religion was for the weak or real men dont cry. Whether youre at home, church, school or work, someone has a script for you to follow. ways the one who goes to an Ivy League school that Whatever script youre following, do you stop to Its one thing to sell an item, its another to sell your soul. Many people are unhappy because theyre livThey are miserable because their joy has been snuffed out because of the limitations put upon them. Your life and those around you can be greatly affected by listening to that still voice. It may go against cer tain societal norms and preconceived notions. emotions involved and the consequences of such an act. In the end the daughter can feel assured of her dads love and know that she can talk to him about anything. There are many strings attached to your life, pulling this way and that. Make sure that youre headed in an unhappy life. Please note: Some scripts are good and prevent you from harming yourself and others. There are some that we need to challenge concerning politics, skin Spend a few moments each day analyzing yourself and question, Am I doing this because its right or Only then can we see the truth. If you come to the realization that something must change, please speak to a trusted person. Not everyone can handle a new thought. Start small and implement change. Spend time with God to seek guidance and cor rection. Keep persevering and forgive others for not understanding and supporting you. Sometimes the future is a script waiting to be written. Third eye, Emmanuel Prince


Life in the islands can be so good but you must have forethought humor patience and a strong sense or what will be an early morning drive of unimaginable beauty can turn into a true day of hell smiling barge attendants can barely recognize your worn and haggard look after 8 hours on the big island meeting the small challenge of the day can easily turn into a 10 day operetta complete with sirens singing their doom as yet another seized up wheel requires yet another tool nuts ground to dust stems replaced blood pressure mounting along with the ever climbing rate yet another lesson learned never take a lug nut for granted treat it tenderly keep the torquing demon gun far far away demand the presence of man his beautiful limited strength to ever so snugly tighten each lug nut to perfection tight enough to hold yet free to release when needed something one usually never thinks of becomes a valuable lesson raising respect for mechanics and making one wonder why there is an 18 mm lug nut and only 17 and 19 mm lug wrenches St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 15 Unfortunately I am moving my Eye Care practice back over to St Thomas to Red Hook Plaza. I will dearly miss all of you. I just wanted to thank you all for encouraging me to share in your community. Your smiles, thank yous, greetings, and warmth have touched my heart in an enduring and positive way. It has been my privilege to partake in the sincere caring that you share with one another on a daily riencing this. Craig Friedenberg The photo which ran with the Animal Shelter Introduces New Internship Program article had the wrong photo credit. The photo was taken by Tropical Focus Photography. PoemAlmost 10 years ago, the Animal Care Center of St. John opened its doors to the new shelter built on the footprint of the old shack where Dr. Andy Williamson had treated the islands pets. The shelter was built through the tireless efforts of Betty Gerhardt who gave two years of her personal administrative actions was to advertise for a Shelter Manager, and I was chosen. On furlough for two years as Senior Flight Attendant for Delta Airlines, I was delighted to serve the islands animals, and one of my earliest clients was Oscar. One day early in my tenure, a local woman came into the shelter carrying a cat in a bag. She told me that it was a feral cat who was eating the plants in her garden, and she didnt want it around. I was thrilled to know that word of ACC and the shelter was already spreading around Cruz Bay. I took the bag and asked the woman to wait while I to make sure that the area was secure while I tried to transfer him from the bag into a cage. When I opened the bag, this wonderful kitty simply blinked up at me as if to say, What am I dolooked at me and let me stroke him. This was no feral cat. I returned to the waiting room and asked the woman how come she told me it was a feral cat. She simply shrugged and walked out of the building. Such was my introduction to the sweetest kitty in the world. I named him Oscar for no particular reason, and he was well-behaved throughout his stay at the shelter. When the shelter closed its doors in late 2004 for lack of funds, I returned to New Hampshire and to my job with Delta Airlines. I took dear Oscar with me. Oscar has been my companion and housemate throughout the ensuing years. I brought other homeless cats home several more from St. John and Oscar welcomed each and every one, showing them the ropes of how to become a house cat. He has slept with me every night until this past month when he died from cancer. I miss him so much. He has been the inspiration for my new life as the founder of Pampered Paws Sanctuary, a home for life for special needs and elderly cats. Pampered Paws is now approved and licensed by the State of New Hampshire and is currently housing almost 30 kitties. that will live in my heart for the rest of my life. Farmington, New Hampshire Members of the 29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, In the face of the economic reality in the terri tory, I urge you to pass an emergency law on the following. of the V.I. greatly. As it is now, working people have to pay all of their fair share as well. This would save workers from being laid off, and help workers who are living from meal to meal. It is time that the governor and the senate got together and worked for the people who elected them. People have to pay more for their food now because And now many working people will also see their pay checks reduced by 8 percent, while there are Norm Gledhill The good island St. JohnThanks to Jennifer D. and her sons for taking Leo to Canine, Cats and Critters. Victor and Moriah Johansson Letters To St. John Tradewinds


by the group measured between 12 and 13 inches, Charpentier added. dive was a success and the group hopes to head back under the other area, according to Charpentier. Many dive shops on St. Thomthese search dives and they are a good way to clean up a particular area, she said. We have cleaned up Whistling Cay now and during area whatever area we get the most sightings reported from. While the dive group is dedicat ed to doing what it can to eradicate tant for swimmers to watch for the species and report all sightings. Charpentier, who operates the sailing and diving charter Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures with Jason Beasley, has removed more than year alone. Last week, the two returned to Whistling Cay and caught three A few days later, Jason and I found and removed three more ranged on size from 10, 11, and 11.5 inches. Cruz Bay Watersports and Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures provided the groups tanks, weights and dive gear. For more information about the to report a sighting, call Pytlik at species with some regularity. Watson noticed that Prentiss had observed her particular polychaete family of interest living in a small amount of sediment at the bottom of a vase Nancy has been surveying the area and recording all of the different polychaetes found here, said Watson. The water and rubble here are full There is this whole micro world that none of us see, Watson said. When you pick up one tiny bowlful of sediment, its just full of life. Also in the sediment that Nancy was studying, there were sometimes 12 different families of polychaetes living in one cup of sediment. Watson is in the middle of a grant which grew out of the decade long Census of Marine Life, that enabled her to make the trek to St. John. I knew Id love to come here and collect, said Watson. Im on top of most species, but there are a lot of them. Im particularly interested in the morphology and DNA of this family of polychaetes. Watson is studying cryptic species as well, few specimens which have more than made her trip worthwhile, she added. sample which had a genus that Ive been looking for years, said Watson. I have seen it in museums before but I had never seen one in nature. It was absolutely amazing. Watson is also seeing polychaetes in Lameshur Bay which she has observed on the Great Barrier Reef, raising interesting questions. Its important to get the morphology of these species to see where they differentiate, she said. There is still so much to learn about these creatures. Watsons work will also be added to Prentiss ongoing study of polychaetes, she added. Working with Charlotte has been fantastic, said Prentiss. Ive learned so much from her and shes contributing so much to my general sur vey. While studying the polychaetes for the pure enjoyment of them surely motivates these scientists, the creatures are also an important part of the food web polychaetes are found in more than half of of oceans in general. First of all, we should all care about all living things, said Watson. Everything in our world is connected and linked to everything else. The way things are connected is something we rarely understand until, sadly, after something crashes. Polychaetes can tell us a lot of information about the health of reefs and oceans, she said. And Watson is just the latest international scientist drawn to VIERS through Prentiss polychaetes survey. In May, two scientists from Greeces Hellenic Center for Marine Research spent two weeks with the University of Maine scientist studying polychaetes in near-shore areas.16 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Leslie Charpentier Continued from Page 9New Owner, Same Great Collection at Best of Bothhouse and Jennifer Robinson, jewelry by Barbara Heinrich Studio and Barbara Herche and photos by Steve Vaughn are just a few of the The gallery and shop is chock full of everything from glass sculptures to decorative trivets. We have a lot of local artists and artists who have a feel for the vor, said Gabriel about the shops eclectic collection. Best of Both Worlds can ship anywhere, Gabriel added. The best thing is that you can come in here and pay and leave, she said. We ship it wherever you want and you dont have to think about it again. The new Best of Both Worlds owner is interested in carrying more local artwork and encour aged artists to stop with a sample of their creations. During the summer, Best of Both Worlds is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to pand in the high season. For more information call the gallery at 6937005.Lameshur Polychaetes Survey Draws Scientists to VIERS Continued from Page 3St. John Lionsh Dive SearchContinued from Page 10 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Glass sculptures, paintings and more can be found at the Mongoose Junction gallery.


St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 17 Friday, July 15 10:07 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that his neighbor was throwing dirt against his fence. Police assistance. 12:10 p.m. A visitor from Tennessee p/r that $300 was stolen from his wallet. Grand lar ceny. 12:19 p.m. A citizen c/r that he was assaulted. Simple assault. Saturday, July 16 12:05 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that her minor son was missing and he was last seen at home. Missing minor. 12:05 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r people trespassing on her land. Police assistance. 5:00 p.m. A citizen c/r shots 10:41 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ an auto accident on Centerline Road. Auto accident. Sunday, July 17 12:17 a.m. An Estate Zootenvaal resident p/r that he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace. 12:30 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r an incident with his wife. Police assistance. 11:29 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision at The Marketplace. Auto collision. 1:49 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that he is being harassed. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 3:24 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident r/ an auto accident. Auto collision. 5:23 p.m. A citizen c/r that she gave a ride to two males and her wallet was stolen. Grand lar ceny. 11:40 p.m. A citizen c/r a veMonday, July 18 1:17 a.m. A visitor from Vir ginia r/ that her wallet was stolen. Grand larceny. 5:33 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r a burglary at Deli Grotto in Mongoose Junction. Burglary in the third. 10:18 a.m. A citizen c/r a burglary in progress. Burglary in the third. 1:17 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Aggravated assault and battery. 3:48 p.m. The owner of Sams Welding r/ that someone struck his employee in the back with a steel bat. Assault in the third. 5:25 p.m. An Estate Cocoloba resident p/r that he was struck in the back with a steel bat. Supplement. T uesday, July 19 3:11 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that an Estate Pine shots at him. Illegal discharge of 3:40 p.m. Badge #124 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Willis Fahie of Estate Contant under arrest and charged with simple assault and resisting ar rest. Bail was set at $1,500 by or der of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. 4:05 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r that someone slandered his name. Slander. 4:50 p.m. Badge #90 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Hyacinth Ashly Jr. of Estate Pine Peace under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Bail was set at $10,000 by or der of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. 7:30 p.m. Badge #1105 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Kamal Hendricks of Estate Contant under arrest and charged with assault in the third. Bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Cor rections on St. Thomas. 7:50 p.m. A minor p/r that she hit her head on the dashboard of her fathers vehicle. Police assistance. 10:30 p.m. Badge # 1105 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Aswad Pickering of Estate Enighed under arrest and charged with assault in the third, posseswas set at $60,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Cor rections on St. Thomas. 10:30 p.m. Badge #1105 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Arthur Hercules of Estate Carolina under arrest and charged with assault in the third, posseswas set at $60,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Cor rections on St. Thomas. W ednesday, July 20 8:20 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that someone removed employers residence. Burglary in the third. 9:40 a.m. An Estate Chocoboyfriend is harassing her. Violation of a court order. 11:20 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that someone removed the rear license plate from his vehicle parked at The Marketplace. Petit larceny. 7:39 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r that the engine was stolen from his boat. Grand lar ceny. 9:32 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that she was threatened by her boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. Thursday, July 21 12:32 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 11:35 a.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 12:12 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that several electricians were on her property doing illegal work. Police assistance. 4:40 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/requesting police assistance in removing her son from her residence. Police assistance. 6;33 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident c/requesting police assistance in a situation between her and her neighbors minor children. Police assistance. Friday, July 22 7:20 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that his company vehicle was damaged. Damage to a vehicle. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to reduce crime in the territory. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. On Tuesday, January 11, at 2:02 p.m., police were dispatched to Merchants Commercial Bank on St. John in response to a robbery. Sources stated that two armed masked men stormed into the bank, robbed it of more than $20,000, and escaped in a blue GMC Jimmy. One of the robbers was wearing a blue jump suit and white sneakers. Lets continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www. or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If your information leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward of up to $2,500. nanced by membership dues and sponsor contributions. To join us and become a dues-paying member. CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information Government House Points Finger Back at Senate in Financial Disaster Blame GameSt. John Tradewinds Government House last week commented on the recent politi cally driven statements that have been in play on the public airwaves recently regarding the overall economic state of the territory and the steps that have been taken to avoid the Virgin Islands government. Government House Director of the administration fully under by the union leaders as all in the governments workforce have been called upon to undertake a shared the Great Recession continue to wreak havoc on the governments What is beyond all under standing, however, is that at a time when many Virgin Islanders reoverall good of the territory, some senators, clearly motivated by petty politics, would take aim at the administrations efforts, said Senator Neville James would criti cize the eight percent cut in pay to all government employees. This is the same senator who thumbed his nose at the administrations proposal to dismiss employees and implement unpaid holidays, while also thumbing his nose at his colleagues who developed the 8 per cent pay reduction that we will payday. Given his lack of effort and the fact that he didnt approve any proposals, he appears comfortable said the Government House director of communications. No matter how Senator James spins his criticism, we cannot get away from the fact that the gover nor is obligated by law to present We have to bridge the $17 million shortfall in revenues by September 30. The Senate rejected the admin istrations proposals to reduce the shortfall and what we have today is the product of the 29th Legisla ture.


18 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetaway 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 MarketplaceInsurance JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 Coral Bay Garden Center PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty MgmtCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. Johns Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate Cruz Bay Realty Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 Holiday Homes of St. John Islandia Real Estate John McCann & Associates Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.comRestaurants Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 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 VillageServicesC4th Custom Embroidery 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 EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE GREA T LOCA TION! EASY ACCESS 1 bedroom cottage landscaped with BEAUTIFUL Garden on acre with View, Driveway and retaining walls done, Septic in, house done. $290,000. 340-626-8485 Cottage For Sale STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?Email: advertising@tradewinds.vi340-776-6496VISA & MC Accepted Space for Lease Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day Spa & Gourmet Market 448 sq. ft. 1-3 person or retail $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandia Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 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 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel 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. Ursulas 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 School Call 774-8617 Church Directory Found at the VINP ball the Summer Youth Fair and Wagapalooza, a fabric Clyde's bag with health and beauty products. Call Linda at 776-2645. Lost & Found Com/Ofce/Storage Com/Ofce/Storage


St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 19 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 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINE: THURSDAY, AUG. 4 TH SCENIC PROPERTIES Cruz Bay: One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 One bedroom, one bath, near town $1100 One bedroom, one bath, near town $1200 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft/w/d $2500 Large two bedroom, one bath, washer, Fish Bay $1600 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d, $1700 Three bedroom, one bath, large deck $1950 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $900 One bedroom, one bath $1250 www.stjohnlive. com for more details. For Rent Services For more information call 776-6857 Expanding Watersports Company is accepting applications for:RETAIL SALES BEACH ATTENDANTSMUST BE: reliable and professional, detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, clean cut and able to swim. Car for Sale Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Employment for Sale: Partially Renovated $1500 OBO Richard 340-642-5358 Beautiful, secluded studio cottage in Carolina, spectacular views of Coral Bay and Drakes Passage. $1500/mo available 1 July, 2011. Please call Kiana 512.535.7185 or email For rent, private, single family, furnished, two bedroom home with mother-in-law unit below main unit. Cathedral ceilings, A/C's in bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and w/d. Two large decks with beautiful water view. Call 693-7777 LONG TERM RENT AL Mt., beautifully maintained with amazing views of BVIs. Available 7/1 for $2000$2,500 + Electric. Contact Mark for more info at 732-804-0600, or email Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C. 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Short-term one to two week assignments available now to and posters for the grantfunded Coral Bay Watershed Management Project. Microsoft Word & Publisher 2007, or similar software. Some knowledge of environmental issues and ability to read technical information and summarize for the public. Pay $20.00/hr. More than one person may be hired. Work to begin immediately. Please reply by email to coralbaycommunitycouncil@ and/or call 776-2099. CBCC is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. For Rent


20 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient ALPHABETICAL ACTS A-TO-A 1 Wise to 8 Raven calls 12 Salve target 15 Vacation facilities 20 Andys radio sidekick 21 Abnormal 23 Curry does a patisserie job? 25 Ripped open 26 Olds antiques 27 Gains a lap? 30 Hopper lifts weights? 35 Lighter fuel 38 Atop, to poets hit song) 40 Wilder picks up a bug? 46 Forget to mention 48 Gain entry to 50 Setback 55 Carrey is amorous with gals? 60 Big name in sportswear 64 Like Smurfs 65 Justices org. 66 Astor feeds her infant? 73 Lyric-writing Gershwin 74 Ending for billion 75 Duncan of dance 77 Shriver gets off her soapbox? 84 Tattered cloth 85 -Wan Kenobi 86 City map 88 Llamas kin workers attention? 101 Tillis of song 102 Really annoy 103 Damone plays a percussion instrument? 110 Dr. Seuss title creature 111 Sour fruit 112 Key near Alt 116 Directed light rays at 118 Brynner divides a site into districts? 122 Slum digs 124 Accustoming (to) 125 USMC NCO 127 Defendants answer 128 Some photocopies 1 On (equal in value) 2 Chablis, e.g. 3 Domini (in the year of the Lord) 4 Graycoats 5 Greek letter 6 Sturdy wood 7 lens (spotlight component) 8 Prickly desert plants 10 Asian pan 11 Tampa-to-Ft. Myers dir. 12 Provide food 13 Letter-shaped iron bar 14 Mother with a Nobel 15 Lanka 16 Sweeping views 17 Against lawbreaking 18 Embezzled 22 Scuba spots 24 Moral lapse 28 mortal 30 Morse bits 32 Nearly an eternity 34 Platte River tribe 36 Old 7UP nickname, with 37 No-frills shirt 40 Chess, e.g. 42 Total amount 43 Rankle 44 Western actor Lee Van 45 Lean- (hovels) 51 Stinging hits 52 Native Israeli 55 de mots (pun, in Paris) 57 -mo (replay choice) 58 End-of-word add-on: Abbr. 61 Actor La Salle 62 Pancake pour-on 63 Sluggish sort 67 Jamaican with dreadlocks, often 70 Contract need: Abbr. 72 Brings honor to 76 Gel for a petri dish 77 Explode 78 Eradicates 80 Profs aides 81 Shop you drop 82 Addams family cousin 83 School lobby gp. 88 Dumb ox Tucson 100 Wore away 103 Bodices, e.g. 104 Norwegian currency 105 Brazils Esprito 106 Colonel North, 107 Cheesy pie 108 Medical care gp. 114 Lacoste of tennis 115 Fails to keep up 117 Bottom line 118 Sharp bark 120 Ending for phenyl PREMIER Crossword 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 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the T uesday, July 26 The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, July 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Battery. Starts Saturday, July 30 The Department of Human Services will host a series of free resource/fund raising development, and use of social media. Workshops are scheduled for St. Thomas on Saturday, July 30, through Tuesday, August 2, at the Sugar Estate Head Start ComThursday, August 4 Several boat captains are hosting a small gathering in Cruz Bay on Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. in honor of the Nicole Robin. This is the 38th anniversary of the incident which saw the Nicole Robin in Cuban waters. The group will give thanks that no lives were lost and offer remembrance to those involved. Starts August 16 The Real Estate Sales course will be offered by the Univer sity of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center. On St. Thomas, classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 16, at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas Campus. For fees and more information, call 693-1100 or Sunday, August 21 Cook-Off will be Sunday, August 21, at Brewers Beach. Come join the fun for a day of live music, dancing, a U.S. Coast Guard and lots of spicy chili on the beach. Sunday, August 28 Mark those calenders for Sunday, August 28, at 1 p.m. for the St. John Chaotic Kayak 2011 at Oppenheimer Beach. Brandi and John Schuld are organizing this zany kayak race to support Team River Runners St. John program.. Check out TRRs St. John USVI group page on Facebook for more information.


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Rendezvous. $1,595,000.GOLDEN DRAGONExquisite stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship, 4 bds/baths, chefs kitchen, full A/C, innity pool, multi decks & patios, lush gardens, meticulously maintained, impressive vacation rental, Pt. Rendezvous. A must see! $1,775,000. CALYPSO del SOLNewer, top of the line masonry villa w/ excellent vacation rental history in Chocolate Hole East. 3 bd/3 bath suites, full A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub, terric lg. screened porch, sunset views towards St. Thomas. $1,950,000. BLUE TANGA delightful 2 bdrm/2 bath pool villa nestled high on the hillside in Gt Cruz Bay. Offering privacy, vibrant sunsets, gourmet kitchen, 60 covered veranda & sunny pool. Catered Tos top rental villa. $1,295,000.SEASCAPESEASCAPE has a fabulous location on Bovacoap Point! Spacious 2 bdrm main house w/lap pool & spa, plus a separate caretaker cottage. Panoramic views, privacy & successful vacation rental. 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CRUZ BAY TOWN Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.ZOOTENVAAL Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K. GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., lg. trees. $125K. AFFORDAB LE PARC ELS in Est. Grunwald & Adrian. Easy building sites, close to town. Starting at $75,000. Call Today! D ITLEFF P O INT Extraordinary sites on magnicent peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000. CRUZ BAY REALTY LAND LISTINGS CRUZ BAY REALTY HOME LISTINGS CRUZ BAY REALTY CONDO LISTINGS WESTIN TIMESHARES Resale units, most weeks and sizes available for under market value. Call us! LAVENDER HILL Tropical 2 bedroom/2 bath penthouse unit with wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $899,000. SELENE S Ideal in town location, w/ parking, for living/rental or business. Terric views. Reduced to $399K! INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Apt. building w/adjacent parcels for additional development in Cruz Bay, newly renovated & well maintained. Only $490,000. St. John Tradewinds News Courtesy of CMCACamille "King Derby" MacedonAll Ah We Community Portrait Project Open Through August at CMCASt. John Tradewinds The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts opens Michael Nissmans U.S. Virgin Islands Community Por trait Project on Friday, July 29. Presented in the CMCArts upper gallery, a public reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. This portrait series includes 40 black and white portraits that answer the question, Who is a Virgin Isby the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. The unique diversity of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the driving force for Nissman to produce a one-of-a-kind portrait collection of the people of this historical territory. From the most well-known to the least, this photo cross-section of Virgin Islanders, including people of all walks of life, backgrounds, skill sets, ages, origin and history. This is a very personal story for me, Nissman said. As someone with dered about this question of identity and how we identify with our background, birthplace, culture, ideas. He set out on St. Thomas, St. John with the concept of a Virgin Islander. A short description in each subjects words of what in his or her view constitutes a Virgin Islander accompanies each portrait. Award-winning photojournal ist Nissman was born in Oregon, but started his journalism career at age 16 Since then he has been a contract photographer for numerous publica tions including Sports Illustrated. He is the recipient of more than 20 state, regional, and national awards. His U.S. and Caribbean including photographs he produced in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, Nissman co-founded Aqua Media, a multimedia company located include producer/creator of Hurricane Hugo: The Longest Night and V.I. Playmakers, a new sports show, proThe opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 29. Admission is free. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar. through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout August. Admission to the museum is by goodwill donation. For more information, call the museum during business hours at 772-2622.


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VILLA M ARBELLA Own this stunning 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom Virgin Grand Estates villa. View pool and large veranda. Great rentals & sunsets over St. Thomas & Pillsbury Sound. One level living w/ fabulous Great room! CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. V ILLA S ERENDIPITY spectacular 270 views to St. Thomas/St. Croix w/ a quiet hilltop location & great rental history. 4 spacious bdrms each w/ their own bath. Great pool deck! AC or open windows & sliders to the Caribbean breezes. D OVE C OTTAGE St. Johns rst luxury eco-villa 2 BR, 1.5 BTH w/ 280 views & pool. Solar & green building materials, recently remodeled w/ custom mahogany doors, room to expand or build more in upscale Dreekets Bay. LITTLE PLANTATION IS A BEST BUY 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. T REE H OUSE offers spectacular views from Upper Carolinas ridge top. This gentle parcel features a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home which is bordered by National Park. 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near town, all masonry. Top oors each 3 bedrooms with decks, A/C, plus lower studio. Renovated 2003: Corian counters, new appliances & tile oors. FISH BA Y 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE! Huge panoramic views and a quiet, private, breezy location that bor ders Nature Conser vancy property make this home a must see! VILLA F AR N IENTE Turn-key 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa in Pt. Rendezvous offers big views, breezes & great rental history. Beautifully-appointed, fully furnished, infinity-edge pool, interior staircase, artistic lighting and super sun and moonrises! POINCIANA is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. SEA TURTLE VILLA is a contemporary Skytop home with amazing water views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. Great vacation villa or island home! PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropi cal living, big views & masonry homecentrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & Great Room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! 90 DA Y SPECIAL $300,000 Price Reduction! Fabulous views across Coral Bay to BVI in masonry 3 br/3.5 bth home. Private, pool, hot tub, stone walls, solar water heater, hur ricane shutters custom cabinets, 10k generator plus cottage (NC) on property. SAGO COTTAGE adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonderful down island views and great rental history. The Company that gives back to St. John GALLOWS POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, July 25-August 7, 2011 and outdoor crops, at left.VIPD Seize Outdoor and Indoor Marijuana Fields on St. Croix St. John Tradewinds training operation on Monday, July 18, with the support of other law enforcement partners on the ground and in the air. 1,000 marijuana plants from various outdoor locations on the island. One person was arrested for cultivating an indoor marijuana grow. The operation began about 8 a.m. with a helicopter in the air, VIPD Special Operations Bureau and Customs and Border Patrol spanned the island from east to west. Since the bird is in the air, if we spot any thing well dispatch Howell, who led the operation. More than 1,000 marijuana plants were uprooted and seized from plots in Estates Tortola, ary and La Grange. No arrests were made in these seizures, police said, adding that investigations are still on going. served suspicious activity in Estate Grove Place and requested a search and arrest warrant from the As a result, 63-year-old Ber tran McIntosh was arrested and charged with cultivating an inmarijuana plants at least 7 feet tall each and growing equipment McIntosh was charged with Possession of Controlled Substances with intent to Distribute. His bail was set at $10,000 and he was remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending further court action. Chief Howell said the operation was a success and the partnership of local and federal law enforcement was an effective cooperative effort.