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St. John tradewinds
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Maho Bay Projects Near CompletionPage 6St. John Gets Some Wind, Rain from TS EmilyPage 4 Former St. John Residents Are Arrested for Murder in N.C.Page 3SJLC Installs Posts at HauloverPage 7 August 8-21, 2011 Copyright 2011 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottNew JESS principal Dionne Wells is already transforming the Cruz Bay school, starting with changing the color of buildings on campus, above. Wells Gets Jump Start on Julius E. Sprauve School ImprovementsBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dionne Wells did not wait for classes to get underway before making obvious changes at the Julius E. Sprauve School. The new principal at Cruz Bays kinder garten through eighth grade school has already kicked off a painting project, which includes a bright new hue on the school itself and new upbeat murals across the campus. First of all the color of the school was not as welcoming as I would have liked, said Wells, who was transferred from Guy Benjamin School to JESS at the end of last year. It needed to be brighter and make students feel welcome. We wanted to stay in the school But there are too many yellow buildings in Cruz Bay, so we went with blue, said Wells. balked at Wells request since painting was not scheduled as part of the schools summer maintenance projects. color, said Wells. They didnt know how Continued on Page 5Grant and Amanda Hayes


St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and its partners invite the entire public to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, which will be observed August 7 through 13. National Farmers Market Week is intended to promote awareness of farmers markets and their contributions to the development of local food supply systems, including the agricultural and economic revitalization of local communities. Farmers markets also provide important outlets for producers and create opportunities for farmers and consumers to inter act. As part of this years observance, farmers market activities will be hosted throughout the territory. On St. John the market will be on Sunday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Lumber Yard Complex. We are proud to participate in these public/pri vate sector collaborations, said DOA Commissioner Louis Petersen. These partnerships help to leverage the community in general. Furthermore, this initiative provides the ideal way to observe National Farmers Market Week and National Health Center Week. Petersen also commended private sector efforts on St. John to promote the marketing of local farm products and encouraged the public to support the farmers market during the month of August on St. John. Persons interested in participating in the St. John activity should contact Karen Samuel at 340-6260725. 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 Fax (340) 693-8885 MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 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, August 8-21, 2011 Dept. of Agriculture Celebrates National Farmers Market Week August 14 on St. JohnThe University of the Virgin Islands will begin offering classes at the St. John Academic Center for the Fall 2011 semester. A total of 46 credit courses will be offered using video confer The Marketplace. UVIs Fall 2011 semester starts on August 22. New student registration at the St. John Academic Center will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 16. Online registration is underway for matriculated or current UVI students for fall semester classes. A full list of courses being offered at the St. John Academic Center is available at Student Registration at UVI's St. John Academic Center Is Aug. 16Tax Collector Valencio Jackson advises Virgin Islands property owners that pursuant to Act. No. 7241, penalties and interest will be charged on the 2007 bills beginning August 16, 2011. The 2007 property tax bills were issued in February 2011 and became delinquent on May 15, 2011. Act 7241 states that: Notwithstanding the penalty and interest provisions of Title 29 Virgin Islands Code, section 2494, no inter est 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 years tax assessment. Accordingly, Virgin Islands property owners are encouraged to pay their 2007 property tax bills before August 16, 2011 in order to avoid the assessment of penalty and interest. After that date, penalty and interest charges will be assessed. at 776-6737 on St. John.Penalty and Interest Waiver for 2007 Porperty Taxes To End August 16Organizers of the upcoming Genealogy and Local History Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, are seeking volunteers to assist with preparations and hospitality for the Satellite Conference, which will be August 10 through 12. For more details, email Annice Canton Needed for GenealogyLieutenant Governor Gregory Francis is encouraging Virgin Islands property owners to pay their 2008 tax bills before the due date of August 20, 2011 in order to take advantage of early payment discounts. Property owners who paid their 2008 tax bill by August 5 were entitled to a 5 percent early payment discount. Persons paying their tax bill after that date and before the due date of August 20 will receive a discount of 2.5 percent. Property owners with mortgages, whose property tax payments are held in escrow accounts, should also contact their lenders to make sure that they do not miss the discount opportunity. The 2008 property tax bills become delinquent if not paid by October 20, 2011. Late payment fees will be charged after January on St. 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. Discount for 2008 Property TaxesIvanna Eudora Kean Alumni Kicks Off First Annual Devil Rays ReunionSt. John Tradewinds Alumni of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, home of the Devil Rays, are doing what no other high school has done before. This Labor Day weekend, on Sunday, September 4, the DRays will be kicking off their 1st Annual Reunion at Magens Bay Beach starting at 11 a.m. All alumni, current students, faculty and staff are invited to the reunion and are welcome to be food, music, entertainment and activities such as volleyball, football, dominoes, tug-of-war, beach twister and much more. Additionally, everyone is encouraged to wear gold, maroon, or pink to show homage to the alma mater. The idea for the reunion was suggested by Jessica Edwards, class of 2000, who is an organizer, along with other alumni. Kean Wall-of-Fame, an alumni page created on Facebook that celebrate all things DRays, inspired the idea, said Edwards. A group of alums decided to make the idea a reality and started or ganizing the event via Kean Wall-of-Fame. This monumental event is bringing generations of alumni and current students together. Weekly meetings for planning the reunion are on Sundays at IEK under the bus shed at 4 p.m., with meet and greet at 3:30 p.m. For more information or to make a contribution, contact Edwards at 626-6216, Amazia Francis at 642-1251 or contact Kean Wall-of-Fame via Facebook.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When former St. John resident Laura Jean Ackerson went missing on July 13 from her North Carolina home, friends feared for her safety, according to reports. Those fears were realized on July 25 when human remains, which began washing up in a creek about 60 miles outside of Houston, the 27-year-old single mother. According to police, Ackerson was killed and dismembered by her ex-boyfriend and his new wife, Grant and Amanda Hayes, both also former St. John residents. Musician Hayes, 32, who goes by the stage name Grant Haze, was a regular presence on the St. John nightlife scene, playing weekly gigs at Island Blues in Coral Bay before landing a regular gig at the Parrot Club in Cruz Bay. Hayes and Ackerson, who were never married but had two children, aged 3 and 2, together, moved to St. John around 2008 with their elder son. Ackerson got pregnant with the couples second son dur ing the 10 months the couple lived on island. Sometime during their stay the two split and Hayes began a relationship with Amanda Perry. Perry, 39, arrived on St. John from New York around 2007 and was hired as the director of the now defunct St. John Artists Association (SJAA). In an interview with St. John Tradewinds at the time, Perry described herself as a former actress and self-taught painter. During her time with the SJAA, Perry opened an art supply store in the Lumberyard Complex. That store eventually closed as the SJAA dissolved and Perry then worked at several island businesses, including the Beach Bar, before moving back to the states with Hayes. Perry and Hayes married and lived for a time in New York. The couple eventually moved to North Carolina to be closer to Hayes two children with Ackerson, with whom he was involved in a bitter custody battle, according to numerous reports. Perry and Hayes also had a child of their own about two months ago, according to pictures posted on Hayes' Facebook page. Hayes had primary custody of their children, according to reports, and Ackerson was last seen when she went to drop the two off with Hayes after her weekend visit on July 13. Which is when killed Ackerson, dismembered her body, packed the pieces into coolers and transported them in a rented U-Haul trailer to Texas. The couple towed the U-Haul and drove with all three children to Fort Bend County Tex2011 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayMONTH OF JULY7.61 inchesAVERAGE2.82 InchesTOTAL YTD26.10 InchesAVERAGE YTD18.97 Inches Thursday, Aug. 18th Grant Hayes Amanda Perry HayesINDEXBusiness 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, August 8-21, 2011 3 Former St. John Residents Arrested for MurderHusband and wife allegedly kill and dismember mother of two in North Carolina Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds News PhotosLaura Jean Ackerson on St. John, above and at right, with Grant Haze, the father of her two, where Perrys sister lives and dumped the body parts in a creek about 100 yards from Perrys sisters house. Hayes and Perry were arrested on Monday, July 25, at Hayes parents house in Kinston, North Carolina. The two are charged with murdering Ackerson and are scheduled to next appear in court on August 16. Until then, the couple will remain in the Wake County, North Carolina, jail after being denied bail. Perrys sister has not been charged with any crimes. Relatives of Amanda Perry Hayes in Richmond, Texas, told investigators that she and Grant Hayes had come to visit her sister after Ackerson was killed, said Craig Brady, chief deputy for the Fort Bend County Sheriffs OfRaleigh, North Carolina, News Observer. While there, relatives


4 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds St. John residents geared up for the potential threat of Tropical Storm Emily last week, only to see the storm pass south of the territory, bringing few winds and some rain to the islands. With all eyes on TS Emily as she slowly crossed the Atlantic region, the storm took a long time to tropical storm on Monday, August 1, the same day St. John started feeling TS Emilys few effects. No damage was reported in the territory, which saw just a few inches of rain from the storm over a period of three days, and wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour on St. Croix, and 30 to 40 miles per hour on St. Thomas and St. John. The U.S. Coast Guard advised boaters not to go out to sea, as oceans were whipped into white caps by the passing storm. The ter ritory was under a tropical storm watch as Emily passed south of the islands. The Department of Human Ser vices planned to open storm shelters territory-wide, but the opening of shelters was canceled on Tuesday, August 2, when it became apparent that TS Emily would not directly hit the Virgin Islands. Forecasters remained uncertain about whether the storm would grow in intensity, and even had trouble initially agreeing on a storm track, but TS Emily eventually grazed the southern end of Hispaniola on Thursday, August 4. tropical storms during the 2011 hurricane season, none of which have developed into a hurricane. In late June, Tropical Storm Arlene the seasons most damaging and deadly so far struck In mid-July, Tropical Storm Bret formed north of the Bahamas and eventually dissipated north of Bermuda. On July 20, Tropical Storm Cindy was born northeast of Ber muda from the same front that created Bret. The storm never made landfall, and dissipated three days later. Tropical Storm Don, which threatened the Texas coast, was named on July 27. The storm was quickly downgraded, however, as it made landfall, dropping less than an inch of rain. Forecasts are calling for a total of 15 to 17 named storms for the 2011 season, with Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Grays Colorado State University team anmajor hurricanes. Meteorologists are also calling for more storms to make landfall in the U.S. this year. Factors contributing to the anticipated abovenormal activity include high sea surface temperatures, which are two degrees warmer than average. We continue to foresee well above-average activity for the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, said Klotzberg and Gray in a June 1 report. We continue to anticipate an above average probability of United States and Caribbean major hurricane landfall. To stay up to date on storm activity in the Virgin Islands, visit the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agencys web site, www., to sign up to receive alerts via text message. St. John Gets Some Wind, Rain from TS EmilyRemainder of Hurricane Season Set to See More Activity


I was going to get it done. I said, Just get me the paint and Ill get the people to do it. And sure enough JESS has been transformed from its drab mauve tone to a cheery blue building over the last few weeks. Wells is sure the project will be complete well ahead of the start of school at the end of the month. Wells also enlisted the help of Claudine Daniel, whose artwork graces the walls of GBS, to paint uplifting murals with positive messages inside the school itself. Returning to JESS as principal is a homecoming of sorts for Wells who taught at the school from 1993 to 2003. Wells served as the schools assistance principal from 2003 through 2006 when she took over as principal at GBS. Improving the appearance of the ward building school pride, Wells explained. As we brighten the campus, what were doing is building school culture and building school pride, said the JESS principal. Were also going to start character-building activities at the school. As we change the environment here, were becoming more welcoming to our student body and to the community. ders of business was deciding to consolidate the entire student body St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 5 Continued on Page 16 Continued from Front PageWells Gets Jump Start on Julius E. Sprauve School Improvements St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott A fresh coat of paint will cover all walls at Julius E. Sprauve School, above, before school starts on Tuesday, August 30.


6 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Virgin Islands National Park contractors took advantage of clear ing concrete walkways at the new facilities at Maho Bay beach. Renovations and construction at the new facilities at Maho Bay are expected to wrap up this month. The project, which cost VINP a total of $429,000 and was contracted to Florida-based OTAK Group Inc. and local sub-contractors includes new vault toilet comfort stations, a large open air pavilion, renovations to the existing pavilion at Maho Bay and new head-on parking spaces all connected via accessible poured concrete pathways. VINPs facilities manager Keith Macneir collaborated with Inclusion By Design principal Rosanne Ramos to ensure the new facilities meet Americans with Disability Act requirements and to make sure the islands most accessible beach remains open for mobility impaired sun seekers. Ramos, who also worked with Friends of VINP on the accessible trails at both Francis and Cinnamon Bays, last week lauded VINPs project at Maho Bay as an inclusive design. a short amount of time which will improve access to Maho, said Ramos. Four head-on parking spaces and one accessible parking space were poured last week as well as the accessible pathway leading to the comfort station and pavilions. They utilized a really low slope path which will make accessing the pavilion really easy for all users, said Ramos. Maho Bay Campground helped make the concrete pathways environmentally friendly as well by supplying contractors with recycled glass for the walkways, Macneir explained. Were also installing recycled glass counter tops in the renovated pavilion, he said. Several new picnic tables have already been installed under the open air pavilion and Macneir expected the last few pieces of equipment for the vault toilets to arrive last week. Three barbecues are slated for Maho Bay beach too, Macneir added. One will be located on the beach side of the comfort station, another will be placed close to the sea grape tree near the old picnic tables and the third will likely be situated on the far side of the renovated pavilion, according to the VINP facilities manager. The comfort station, as well as the renovated pavilion, will not have running water or electricity. Waterless hand sanitizers will be available at the comfort station, and the electrical and water capacity at the existing pavilion, explained Macneir. We had meetings about the water and electrical use at the new facilities and it was determined that its too hard to control the water usage, said Macneir. We cant late who uses how much. So there wont be any electricity or water at the facilities. 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 Maho Bay Projects W rapping Up This Month New comfort stations, pavilion and parking come to Maho BaySt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott The renovated pavilion at Maho, above, is just about complete and will be available with a VINP special use permit.Continued on Page 22


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Since being purchased by the vancy this spring, pristine Haulover Bay has been saved from potential development. Now the newest improvements at the East End beach are saving the area from erosion. Weve installed posts on the South Bay side of Haulover, said SJLC president Lauren Mer cadante. Weve done this to protect the beach from oil and tire damage, to stop the destruction of plant life and to stop the sand from being undermined by the cars causing erosion. The move will also stop commercial trucks from pulling up and using the beach to clean out their equipment, and provide a non-impact, natural environment for people to enjoy the beach. The entire beach front at Haulover is now preserved and protected and remains open for all to use and enjoy, said Mercadante. the bush on the opposite side of the road in order to accommodate parking away from the sensitive shore line. Weve cleared back some of the growth on the opposite side of the road to provide more parking and to enable cars to pull completely off the roadway, said Mercadante. Depending on how the cars park and their size, there is room for 15 vehicles. While Haulover is now a protected conservation area, it is privately owned by SJLC. The beach remains open to the public for swimming, hiking and boating, but there is no commercial use, over the area, Mercadante explained. People can still access the beach for their boats, swimming, hiking, and any recreation as always, she said. Commercial use is prohibited as is overnight camp personal property. With the new wooden posts installed expected to go a long way toward making sure Haulover beach remains in its place and devoid of oil, SJLC will turn its at-St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 7 SJLC Installs Posts at Haulover Bay T o Protect ShorelineContinued on Page 18Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottA new St. John Land Conservancy sign, above, welcomes visitors to Haulover Bay. Tires in Stock (several brands)Oil Changes Brake Pads Brake Shoes Tire Mounts Tire Plugs Tire Rotation Tire Disposal b b b b b b b bDALE TIRE REPAIR8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Monday-Saturday At the old Halley location, behind the Marina Market building 340.774.9104 No need to go to St. Thomas when youve got Dale Tire Repair!


the St. John venues previous owner, Nate Kulchak. Trents own restaurant experience involves 15 years of working every position in every type of restaurant restaurant. The experience Ive had with sushi has been sitting at the Happy Fish bar [in Boise] for the last 10 years and getting a really good feel of the entire business, the culture, and the food just by being on the opposite side of the bar, said Trent. Among the new things Happy Fish regulars can expect is a nightly happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., where nothing will be over $7. The popular recentlyinstalled lunch special will remain, and the restaurant will not close during off season. Mixologist extraordinaire Kevin Baker is working hard behind the bar to create delectable new concoc tions, like a sparkling lychee lemonade with vodka and effervescent Spanish white wine. aromatic, light and delicious, said Baker. Another enticing concoction Barker recently whipped up is a light basil gin sangria which hits all As for the food menu, diners can expect new items in each category, from appetizers to sushi rolls to is known for. For an appetizer or light entre, try the Caribbean red snapper, wrapped in shrimp mousse with ginger and the pan fried. This dish comes with a chili plum glaze and grilled tomatoes. A recent sushi special, the Godzilla, is a behemoth of a roll with spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado, wrapped lightful spicy crab salad. And for dessert, in a departure from Happy Fishs traditional Asian Pear Flambe, try the coconut tem pura mango and banana with a white chocolate and coconut dipping sauce. From Monday, August 8 through Saturday, August 13, Happy Fish will be offering a free carafe of hot sake to each paying customer upon request. Marketplace. For more information, call 776-1717 or 8 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 Happy Fish Under New Ownership 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 New Happy Fish owner Dave Trent welcomes suggestions as he keeps the establishment open all summer.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Continued from Back Page St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Bartender Kevin Baker, above, continues to wow imbibers at Happy Fish.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John business owners are preparing for tough times ahead with an expected additional hike to the gross receipts tax as well as continuing Water And Power Authority increases. Much of the discussion among the 15 people at the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday evening, July 26, at the of running a business in the face of increased fees and taxes with no relief in sight for sky rocketing power bills. We must declare a state of emergency because of this economic hurricane and tsunami combined, said St. John Chamber Chapter representative Don Porter. WAPAs projected budget for next year is $100 mil lion more than 2011. There is no way we can survive with that kind of crushing, repeating increases year in and year out. Porter presented his suggestions for WAPAs improvement at a July Town Hall Meeting on St. Thomas which was co-sponsored by the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce and the V.I. Legislature. WAPA must be made to see how impor tant this issue is to the community, Porter explained. We must incentivize WAPA to embrace solar and wind usage so they will quit being an obstacle to widespread usage of these alternatives, said Porter. If every home in the Virgin Islands installed solar or wind power we could create jobs and keep millions more of oil monies in the VI. WAPA must present a 20-year plan that we can openly discuss and debate as a community. Chamber chapter members have also been focusing on improving the existing noise ordinance laws currently in the Virgin Island Code. The group wrote a proposed draft representing what members hope to see included in the new law, which was sent to Government House last month. As the budget debate continues and government employees adjust to an eight per cent pay cut, the noise ordinance law has been placed on the back burner, explained St. John Administrator Leona Smith. That bill is still pending, said Smith. Because of budget hearings, that bill has not been looked at yet. Its still sitting on the Government House legal advisor desk. I dont know a time frame for when that will be looked at, she said. Residents must continue to be vigilant about the Waste Management Authoritys proposed user fee plan, Porter added. Several months ago we discussed a proposed Legislative bill to institute a tax of 1-cent per pound on everything import ed into the Virgin Islands except food and medicine, said Porter. The implications of this bill could be huge. This issue remains active even though VI Waste Management Authority were no shows at the last Public Services Commission meeting in July. WMA still has plans to implement this user fee which is essentially another tax. We must all be vigilant about this, Por ter said. We will continue to follow this. Its on the horizon as WMA looks at creat ing a revenue stream. New fees combined with increased taxes and higher costs, spell trouble for business, explained St. John Car Rental owner Lonnie Willis. Were reaching a tipping point for tour ists, said Willis. Tourists will choose to go to a different island. Each new fee and each increase brings that tipping point closer. Senators dont get that at all, she said. The recent closure of St. John Eye Care successful business in the face of additional We must get the government to under stand how they are impacting business, she We must get the government to understand how they are impacting business. The perception is that businesses can just take it. We need hard number to show that the tipping point is very close. STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 9 Continued on Page 17 Chamber Members Fear Tipping Point in Face of Higher Fees and Taxes A partial Settlement has been reached with Morgan Stanley, one of the Defendants, in a class action lawsuit alleging bid rigging in the sale of municipal derivatives. The case, In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1950, No. 08-02516, is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Who Is Included in the Settlement? This Settlement includes all state, local and municipal government entities, independent government agencies and private entities that purchased: (a) By negotiation, competitive bidding or auction municipal derivatives directly from an Alleged Provider Defendant or Co-Conspirator, or through an Alleged Broker Defendant or Co-Conspirator, (b) Any time from January 1, 1992 through the present in the U.S. and its territories or for delivery in the U.S. and its territories. The Alleged Provider and Broker Defendants and CoConspirators are listed on the website referenced below. What Does the Settlement Provide? The Settlement affects only the claims against Morgan Stanley. The case is continuing against the other non-settling defendants. Morgan Stanley has paid $4,950,000 for the payment of claims, plus an additional $1,550,000 to pay certain administrative and litigation costs. Morgan Stanley will also provide information If You Purchased Municipal Derivatives from January 1, 1992 to the PresentYou Could Get a Payment from a Class Action SettlementLegal Notice For more information: 1-877-310-0512 www.MunicipalDerivativesSettlement.comto the attorneys for the Class and cooperate in connection with claims against the non-settling defendants. What Do I Do Now? To remain in the Settlement Class and participate in the Settlement, you do not need to do anything now. If the Court approves the Settlement, you will give up the right to sue Morgan Stanley for the claims in this class action. To receive a payment, you will have to submit a claim form that will be available at a future date. Register on the website to receive a claim form when it becomes available. If you remain in the Settlement Class, you will still have the right to exclude yourself from any other class that may be certied in the case. If you do not want to remain in the Settlement Class, you must exclude yourself. You must send a written request for exclusion by rst-class mail, If you exclude yourself, you cannot participate in the Settlement, but you retain your right to sue Morgan Stanley on your own for the claims in this lawsuit. If you remain in the Settlement Class and want to object to or comment on the Settlement or any of its terms, you must le an objection with the Court and deliver a copy to Class Counsel and Morgan Stanley Who Represents You? The Court has appointed the law rms of Hausfeld LLP; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; and Susman Godfrey LLP to serve as Class Counsel and represent all members the Class. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense. When Will the Court Decide Whether to Approve the Settlement? The Court has scheduled a hearing on at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007. The Court will consider whether to approve the Settlement as fair, reasonable and adequate, and whether to approve Class Counsels request for reimbursement of litigation expenses. You or your lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing but are not required to. If you want to be heard by the Court, you must, le a written request with the Court and deliver a copy to Class Counsel and Morgan Stanley. The Court may change the time and date of the hearing. Any change will be posted on the website. For more information on this lawsuit, your rights, or to obtain a list of defendants, call or go to the website shown below or write to Municipal Derivatives Settlement, c/o Rust Consulting, Inc., PO Box 2500, Faribault, MN 55021-9500.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While many visitors enjoy the beaches and trails in the V.I. National Park, last month 12 teenagers learned what it would be like Sponsored by Friends of VINP, Interpretive Ranger Cortney BalRanger in Training Camp at the V.I Environmental Resource Station July 25 through 29. The 12 campers from St. Thomas and St. John got hands-on experience from a variety of VINP personnel, explained Friends summer intern Kerry Bracco, who helped out with the camp. ERS with the Ranger in Training Camp were incredibly rewarding, said Bracco. The kids had the opportunity to learn about different jobs within the National Park Ser vice including what it takes to be an Interpretive Ranger, Archaeology, Law Enforcement Ranger and work in Resource Protection. Campers enjoyed an array of activities from hiking to Drunk Bay to mapping the ruins at Lameshur Bay. Were going over archaeology methods and getting the students to map the area and the ruin, said VINPs Kortney Donogue. Were teaching them to map out the site and how to create an historic sketch using a laser to be as accurate as possible. VINP rangers also scattered several artifacts around the rutify, Donogue added. We set up an area where we placed several objects to be artifacts for the kids to locate, she said. They had to look at the context of where they found the artifact, map it out and plot the location and write down their observations. The camp was open to students between the ages of 13 and 16 with a real interest in the park, and this years group even impressed their instructors, according to Balcer. The camp has been going great, she said. The kids are very interested in what were doing. Theyre really smart and are doing a great job keeping their journals. Campers also learned about navigation, GPS plotting, soil sampling and more. The most popular activity by far, however, was when the campers got the chance to hit the waves, explained Bracco. Marine ecosystem lessons and subsequent snorkeling trips were, by far, the favorite activities of the 10 boys and two girls who attended the camp, said the Friends summer intern. One of the highlights of the program was when one of the camp goers, who had limited experience in the water prior to the camp, learned to swim during our beach visits and snorkel trips. In addition to being introduced to potential careers in the National Park Service, Ranger in Training Campers also had the chance to learn directly from professionals, Bracco added. The Rangers in Training had the opportunity to engage with college level professors and park professionals, she said. Those who were interested were even offered the opportunity to shadow a Marine Biologist on future research trips and one camper with a passion for history and culture was encouraged to pursue an ar chaeological internship with the Park. The camp was sponsored by Friends of VINP, with funding from Lana Vento Charitable Trust, Disney World Cruise Lines, VI-EPSCoR, MHW Associates, Glacial Energy VI, LLC, International Capital and Management Company, Innovative, Windward Capital and Rotary Club of St. John, according to Heather Ruhsam, Friends development director. 10 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 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 Training Camp Gives Teens a Taste of Life as a VINP Ranger St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Students in the Ranger in Training Camp at VIERS learned about plotting archaeologi cal ruins near Lameshur Bay, above.


St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 11 Inner Visions Kick Off Stateside Tour St. John Tradewinds Inner Visions Band has again left the shores of St. John to embark on yet another Stateside tour Love 'n Harmony Tour 2011! As they look forward to another rewarding experience, they keep reminding humanity that the essence of true happiness is to exercise the love we all possess. See tour dates and other info at : www.innervision 2011 T our schedule for Inner Visions Reggae Band 8/4 Visions Bar and Grill (Lafayette, LA) 8/6 Flamingo Cantina (Austin, TX) 8/10 Club Viva (St. Louis, MO) 8/11 Czars (St. Joseph, MI) 8/13 Ya Maka My Weekend (Rock Island, IL) 8/16 One Pelham East (Newport, RI) 8/19 The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ) 8/21 Sullivan Hall (Manhattan, NY) 8/24 Harvey Cedars Town Park Series (Long Beach Island, NJ) 8/25 Castle on the Crane (Ipswich, MA) 8/26 Iron Horse (Northampton, MA) 8/27 Club Helsinki (Hudson, NY) 9/1 Higher Ground (Burlington, VT) 9/2 The Grand Auditorium (Ellsworth, ME) 9/3 Schooners Landing (Damariscotta, ME) 9/5 Oneonta Theater Ballroom (Oneonta, NY) 9/9 Plumms, (Beaufort, SC) 9/17 The Gallery Bistro (Atlanta, GA) 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 2oth Anniversary Celebration FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH from 4 to 7 p.m.Pampered PauseThe staff of Pampered Pause ask friends and patrons to please join them in celebration of their 20th Anniversary. Appetizers, wine and champagne will be served. Power Outages To Improve ServiceSt. John Tradewinds The V.I. Water and Power Authority interrupted power in the Cruz Bay area of St. John, on Thursday, July 28, to allow WAPA personnel to install control voltage sensors on the new vault switchgear. With the new switchgear, the Authority is able to tie St. John feeders 7E and 9E together, when necessary, making service on the island more reliable. This latest installation is part of the ongoing Cruz Bay Roundabout Underground Project, where WAPA has placed overhead power lines under ground.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Seventeen teenagers from St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John enjoyed the beautiful beaches of Love Citys remote south shore last month while learning about the science under the waves as well. The students took part in Science Camp at the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS) at Lameshur Bay from July 25 through 29. Sponsored by Friends of VINP, with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR), the students worked along with distinguished marine biologists and learned about the health of coral reefs. California State University Northridge Professor Peter Edmunds has been studying corals in the Lameshur Bay area for 25 years and is one of the leading coral biologists in the country. Edmunds described his methods of photothe number of corals. What we do when looking at here in 1987 and then we deter mined that 50 percent of the sea ered in coral. Students tried to guess what that percentage is today, but none of the science campers guessed how much things had changed. cent, Edmunds told the campers. Factors like hurricanes and above normal sea temperatures over the years have contributed to the decline, Edmunds explained. Hurricane Hugo in 1989 started a lot of the decline in coral reefs out here, he said. In 1995 there were two more hurricanes which continued to impact the corals. Then in 1989, and again last year, hot water pushed more corals to die. What Edmunds, who spends about a month each summer at VIERS with CSUN graduate and undergraduate students, strives for is to document exactly what is going on under the sea at Lameshur. We generate facts and facts can not be disputed, he said. We can use the facts to show the local government what is happening to coral tablishing why this happens; thats process. Coral reefs took another hit last summer when two storms affected reef health in different ways, Edmunds told the Science Campers. Last year was another bad year for the oceans, said the CSUN professor. We had two storms last year; one was wet and the other was windy with very rough seas. That combination left hardly any baby corals alive out here. As the teenagers prepared to head out under the waves to get Lameshur Bay, Edmunds encour aged the campers to appreciate what VIERS offers. In a few years time you could be in college studying these out there, he said. VIERS is an awesome lab. Our lab is the ocean and having somewhere like VIERS is priceless. With little in the way of development, Lameshur gives scientists an idea of how the natural environment is quickly changing, Edmunds explained. Its amazing being out here, he said. Being able to get a picture of what is happening to the natural environment without development is awesome. For Science Camper Malik Francis, the decision to return to VIERS this summer was an easy one. I signed up for Science Camp last summer and didnt know what to expect, said the 16-year-old Charlotte Amalie High School student. I came back this summer because I had such a great time last year. Working in VIERS wet lab at Lameshur Bay and catching a glimpse of night-time excitement in the sea topped Francis Science Camp highlights this summer. We got here on Monday and Nancy Prentiss showed us bioluminescents which was fun said Francis. Going to the lab is really cool too. Working with VI-EPSCoR this summer allowed Friends of VINP to welcome students from all three main U.S. Virgin Islands at Science Friends development director Heather Ruhsam. The program was sponsored by VI-EPSCoR this year, who enSt. Croix to participate in the camp, representation from all three US Virgin Islands in the program, said Ruhsam. By working alongside veteran scientists, campers are allowed a methods and an understanding of why the work is important, Ruhsam explained. The campers spent the week working alongside various researchers and professors who conduct their research at VIERS dur ing the summer, she said. The goal of the program is to give older children an opportunity to see natural and cultural resource research, protection and preservation at work, enlightening them to the potential careers available to them right here at home in the USVI. Programs like Science Camp nurture the next generation of our territorys stewards, ensuring that we will continue to protect and preserve this special place that we call home, said Ruhsam. For more information about VIERS and the summer camps at the research station, check out www. 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St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 13 St. John Tradewinds This summer Sisterhood Agenda, with its Brotherhood Agenda division, implemented the Sister hood/Brotherhood Career and Life Skills Training Program, made possible through a mini-grant by the V.I. Department of Labor. Sisterhood Agenda president Angela Coleman, taught 13 students (ages 14 and 15) from St. Thomas and St. John to gain more insights about education, life skills, work and career opportunities. The program met for four weeks and ended with a program ceremony and Villas. We are very excited this year to have so many quality providers like Sisterhood Agenda serving both girls and boys through our mini-grant program. Together, they are serving over 200 kids in the Territory, said Fernando Webster, DOL program coordinator. Program participants were visited by guest speakers and enjoyed daily activities including reading the newspaper, learning about ways to increase wealth and sentation and debate, budgeting, college preparation, leadership development, etiquette and more. The group also bonded in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. trips, including a visit to the East End Medical Center where they received a tour, talked to nurses, administrative staff and Dr. Debra Francis the Centers Medical Director about professions in the In addition, participants visited the University of the Virgin Islands, received information from campus with Admissions Recruiter Campbell Douglas, and had lunch in the cafeteria. Westin Resort and Villas, Joseph Paoli, Director of Human Resources and Eucil Worrell-Ashton, Human Resources Manager, gave the group a tour of the hotels facilities where they were also greeted by staff and educated about different job positions. Participants were treated to a shared lunch buffet with St. John Rotary as well. We are honored to have the students visit the property and support communities and schools in St. Thomas and St. John, said Paoli. Its a great way to introduce hospitality career opportunities and we appreciate Ms. Coleman bringing the group to us, giving us the opportunity to participate. Were excited about the possibilities young people have now and how important the educational process is for them, said Bruce Munro, St. John Rotary President. Local Teens Learn Life Skills at Sisterhood/Brotherhood ProgramSt. John Tradewinds News Photo (Front Row) L to R: Jamari Clendinen, Sharima Luke, Angela Coleman, Terresa Liburd and Rochelle Durant. (Back Row) L to R: Rekisha Codogan, Shaunte Rawlins, Kernizean Casey, Kohun Eugene, Annakiya McKie, Talyah Comissiong, Jamoi Gibbs and Zaysia Rogers.


The Executive and Legislative Branch of the Vir gin Islands Government will vote in early August on whether to raise the gross receipt tax another half-per cent to 5 percent. This tax was already increased this past May from 4 percent to 4-and-a-half percent. We all recognize the USVI has a budget crisis and the lagging economy is hurting everyone. Raising gross receipts taxes again is not the solution. Many of you believe that a gross receipts tax is a business tax that doesnt concern you but that is not true. You are indirectly paying these taxes on the price you pay for goods and services. It is a hidden tax built into a price but not assessed to you directly. Most U.S. states have sales taxes that consumers pay on goods and services purchased. This sales tax is clearly shown on store receipts and customers can see how much they are paying in taxes. When the VI government raises the gross receipts tax businesses are forced to adjust prices higher to account for the tax expense to the business. The consumer does not see this on a receipt. Businesses do look for ways to be more productive to keep prices down, but it cant just absorb the cost of gross receipts taxes. Consumers need to know that the prices they are paying are directly affected by gross receipts tax increases. Please call or e-mail your legislators and tell them you cant afford more tax increases and dont be fooled into thinking that gross receipts taxes are a business taxit may seem like thatbut you the consumer are paying the taxes and it does affect your wallet Thank Y ou, Nedra Ephraim, The following are some of the legislators you may contact: 14 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 St. John Roads Need Immediate RepairWHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY AUGUST 18THGovernor John P. de Jongh 340.774.0001(STT) 340.773.1404(STX) 340.776.8484(STJ) Senator Janet Millin-Y oung 340.693.3521(STT) Sen. Shawn Micheal Malone 340.693.3529(STT) Sen. Patrick Simeon Sprauve 340.693.3513(STT) Senator T errance Nelson 340.693.3655(STT) 340.712.2210(STX) Sen. Nereida Rivera O-Reilly 340.693.3507(STT) 340.712.2291(STX) Senator Ronald E. Russell 340.693.3608(STT) 340.712.2321(STX) Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 6 3rd Degree Burglaries: 23 Grand Larcenies: 39 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John Tradewinds SUMMERTIME PUBLISHING SCHEDULEAugust 22 & September 5 and 19Weekly publication will resume with our October 3rd edition. For more information, call Tradewinds at 776-6496 or email Honorable Senator Ronald E. Russell, The St. John Roadway Committee was authorized by Department of Public Works Commissioner Dar ryl Smalls in February 2009. There is a concern that needed road repairs are going at a slow or nil pace. The damages done as a result of last Novembers storms are still in need of repair. Of particular and immediate concern are the slides and embankment failures on the following main roads: Route 10 (Centerline Road) between mile marker 6 and Coral Bay at eight locations; and on Route 1041 (Rendezvous Road to Fish Bay) at one location approximately 300 feet east of the intersec tion with Route 104. These road sections are key to providing access to numerous residents and school children traveling between Coral Bay and Cruz Bay and between Fish Bay and Cruz Bay. The above sections needing immediate repair are in danger of further roadway failure and are a danger ous safety hazard. With us now in Hurricane Season, remedies to eliminate complete isolation of Coral Bay and Fish Bay. It has been said that St. John has always been treat ed as a step-child to both St. Croix and St. Thomas, getting the last ends of the entitlements given to the Virgin Islands. Minimal funds are being allocated for improving the infrastructure of St. John while the government continues to approve new developments and building permits over the objections of its residents. This approach is a path to disaster. The committee still awaits constructive input and comments from those responsible for the comple tion of the above repairs and the implementation of construction of alternate access routes to serve Coral Bay and Johns Folly, and/or providing facilities for health care, emergency response stations and water/ air transportation facilities. We invite you and your colleagues to come to St. John for a tour of our roads, especially those sections of roads needing immediate repair and rehabilitation. We look forward to your response. Respectfully yours, Norm Gledhill, chairperson St. John Road Advisory CommitteeConsumers Pay the Gross Receipts Taxes


St. John Tradewinds University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall leads the UVI community in mourning the death of Associate Professor of Humanities Gene Emanuel, a member of the faculty of the UVI College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Emanuel died Thursday evening, July 28. Emanuel joined the UVI faculty in 1981, when the Univer sity was still the College of the Virgin Islands. Throughout his career, Emanuel stressed that learning involves more than acquiescing to the status quo that the consciousness of students must actually be raised. An avid Pan-Africanist, Prof. Emanuels passion for Afro-Caribbean history and culture was always evident. He was one of almost 100 delegates of the African Unions (AU) African Diaspora Technical Committee of Experts to gather this past February in Pretoria, South Africa. The delegates set out to create a roadmap for the African Diaspora, which organizing it through regular AU Diaspora Conferences and developing a program of action. The University of the Virgin Islands is not the same place today as it was yesterday because Professor Gene Emanuel is no longer with us, President Hall said. We are saddened by his sudden death, and mourn with his family and this community, which he loved so much and served so well. He represented the cultural consciousness of the University, and we must now work even harder to carry forth his work and preserve his outstanding legacy. A thought-provoking instructor, it was Emanuels charismatic style that engaged UVI students in courses he taught, including the Freshman Development Seminar, World Literature, American Literature, Black American Literature and English courses Perspectives on Contemporary Issues and Conscious Reader. Social Science Professor Dr. Dion Phillips and Emanuel had been colleagues since the 1980s. He taught a cluster of courses. Because of his classroom charisma, which emboldened him to students, his classes were always in great demand, Dr. Phillips said. Emanuel and retired UVI Humanities Professor Dr. Gilbert Sprauve annually led hikes to the Fortsberg historic site on St. John, where enslaved Africans led a rebellion against a garrison of Danish soldiers in 1733. A former faculty representative to the UVI Board of Trustees, Emanuel spearheaded the Intercollegiate Debate Society at UVI and helped to create the curriculum for a Caribbean literature course at UVI. He was so beloved by UVI students that year after year he was selected to be the Commencement mar shall. Hes left indelible memories, Phillips said. The challenge for those who are left behind and the next generation is to carry forth that torch. He was an excellent teacher and great mentor, said UVI student Shawna Ludvig, whose Summer Session II course with Prof. Emanuel ended on July 29. He became a friend someone you can talk to, go to, anytime. Ludvig, who took three Humanities courses with Emanuel, said she will remember him as someone who always emphasized the brilliance of Caribbean authors. He always wanted people to know about Caribbean authors, whether they were on other islands or in the Virgin Islands, she said. I cried because I had this great mentor and now he is gone. Stanley Jacobs, the bandleader of Stanley and the 10 Sleepless Nights, remained Emanuels lifelong friend. The two grew up in the Water Gut area of Christiansted, St. Croix, graduated from Christiansted High School and attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania together. Jacobs said Emanuels inter est was clear from the start. He was always interested in the cultural part of the Virgin Islands, said Jacobs. Prof. Emanuel was certainly one of our most beloved professors, UVI Professor Emerita of History Marilynn Krigger said. This is a loss for both the University and the Virgin Islands community as a whole. He is survived by his wife Mary and his children. St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 15 University of the Virgin Islands Mourns Passing of Professor Gene Emanuel Dive Search Nets Three Fish in the July 25-August 7 issue of St. John Tradewinds were taken by Under St. John Photography.Correction St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of UVIProfessor Gene Emanuel Citizens Unite! Please help to save coral and turtles and US Virgin Islands coastal waters from the continued dumping of millions of gallons of raw sewage. Waste Management Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency because they have not stopped the dumping and have no plan to research and revitalize VI coastal waters, in direct violation of the Endangered Species Act. tems, have comprehensive recycling, composting, marine pump out stations, close our unlined dumps and enforce federal laws bringing many new jobs and extensive federal funding for the research and revitalization of VI coastal waters. We ask everyone to please sign up for a $25 membership, to help ask your friends and everyone you know who cares about coral, tur tles, and saving VI coastal waters. The higher the number of U.S. Citizen Members, the stronger our position with the Federal District Court. Please visit our website, see our extensive library of documents, and sections on Coral and Tur tles, WAPA, (our next focus), Waste Management and more. Please tell us your issues and concerns. Together, united, we can make great, wonderful changes, and save our coral reefs, before it is too late. Susan W olterbeek, president www.GreenerVI.orgMaybe They're Both RightMaybe they are both right. We need a Federal government that will provide everything that every individual needs to live a good life, like provide safety from each other, and an army to provide protection from invaders, and provide it for each and every American. Thats it and no more. The rest is up to us and our local governments. We also need a government which is responsible to control Capitalism so it does not limit our ability to grow as individuals and as a species. If they can accomplish that, then we can use our Government to do a better job at helping us to grow and grow, cheaper and cheaper. Greg Miller Letters To TradewindsGreener VI Looks To Save Coral And Turtles from Dumping of Raw Sewage


at the main JESS campus. There will no longer be classes convening across the street at the Clarice Thomas Annex, which previously housed the elementary classes. There will no longer be any students at the annex, said Wells. Everyone will be moved to our main campus. Well use the annex for after school programs and community meetings. I think its important to have everyone right here in one place instead of being separated and spread out across town, she said. donated to JESS several years ago by the Westin Resort and Villas and has been sitting idle ever since. at the annex for use by the students, faculty, staff and hopefully the community too, said Wells. As Wells moves ahead at full force to bring JESS up to her exacting standards, the principals excitement was tempered by the lack of activity at her old school. Im really excited about moving forward and making changes here, but its mixed because nothing is happening out at Guy Benjamin School, she said. Im going to try to get out there to clean too. I cant have the students returning to a school that has been neglected all summer. Luckily, Wells oversaw a major clean up at the Coral Bay school in December, so the cleaning projects should be minimal, the principal added. With the major clean up we did in December, its not that bad out there, said Wells. But the students need to know that the community cares and we are here for them. The popular 21st Century after school program, launched at GBS last year, will continue at the school in Wells absence, she added. Were also going to try to add some of the classes here at JESS too, said Wells. I want to bring the English As a Second Language classes for our population here at school who needs it. Anyone who wishes to help the painting and cleaning efforts at JESS and GBS should stop by JESS and talk to Wells. said, the pair carried coolers they brought from Raleigh to Oyster Creek. Investigators from Raleigh and Fort Bend County searched the creek Sunday afternoon and found parts of a torso they think is Ackersons caught in the weeds growing in the creek, Brady said. Divers also found a leg and head, which police used to identify Ackersons remains, according to reports. Her hands have not been recovered. Investigators immediately expressed puzzlement about Hayes and Perry transporting the body through News Observer. It was puzzling, Brady said, that someone would kill, dismember the victim and drive more than 1,000 miles, past any number of secluded locations seemingly better suited for hiding a body, then dump it only 100 yards from the home of someone with whom they were so easy to link, according to the North Carolina newspaper. and over a 40-mile-wide swamp in Louisiana, all so they can bring the body here? Brady was quoted in the News and Observer. Fortunately for police, criminals just arent very smart. in Perrys sisters house. The body appeared to have been dismembered at least partly with a saw, according to reports. The children were taken into custody by police and released to Hayes parents, according to the North Carolina newspaper. of his two grandsons, according to charlotteob Rodger Ackerson said the two children need to be protected and taken care of, according to the report. The boys are now in the care of the mother of the man accused of killing and dismem bering 27-year-old Laura Jean Ackerson. In Kinston, more than 100 church members at the Grace Fellowship Church, where Ackerson attended, hosted a memorial service last weekend for the murdered mother, according to abcnews. com. ABC News 20/20 website included a video interview of Ackersons brother Jason Ackerson. He said that Laura Ackerson was scared of Hayes and feared for her safety. He was very controlling and very manipula tive, Jason Ackerson said about Hayes in the interview with ABC News 20/20. It was hard to contact her without her fearing for her life from her ex-boyfriend. We should have taken the threats more seriously. In the interview, Jason Ackerson called Hayes and Perry monsters. Grant Hayes and his wife are monsters, he said in the ABC News interview. I hope anybody who knows them, follows them or enjoyed their music understands that. The grisly murder was also covered by CBS News 48 Hours Mystery and will likely be the subject of an upcoming news special on the netBeach Bar last week asking for information about Perry.16 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott "Make today better than yesterday, and tomorrow better than today," was recently painted on the school's wall near the main entrance.Continued from Page 3Im really excited about moving forward and making changes here, but its mixed because nothing is happening out at Guy Benjamin School. Im going to try to get out there to clean too. I cant have the students returning to a school that has been neglected all summer. JESS principal Dionne WellsHusband and wife allegedly kill, dismember mother of two in North Carolina Continued from Page 5Julius Sprauve School Improvements St. John Tradewinds News Photo Cutline:


Continued from Page 9 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 17 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 / CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 / POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333 Friday, July 22 1:15 a.m. A Calabash Boom resident p/r that damage was done to her vehicle. Damage to vehicle. 11:08 a.m. A nurse at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/r that a patient had been assaulted. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. 11:29 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that someone broke into his residence. Burglary in the third. 3:40 p.m. A visitor from Kansas c/r that he had an accident with his scooter which injured his girlfriend. Auto accident. Saturday, July 23 2:05 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that he was assaulted by another male. Simple assault. Sunday, July 24 8:57 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that she was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 8:23 p.m. A St. Croix resident c/r that his vehicle was damaged. Damage to vehicle. 10:45 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music coming from a bar in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, July 25 10:42 a.m. A Calabash Boom resident p/r that she is being harassed via the telephone. Telephone harassment. 1:25 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was bitten by a dog in the area of Wharfside Village. Dog bite. T uesday, July 26 1:14 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ a man with no shirt on in her home at Freemans Ground. Unlawful entry. 7:07 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that someone stole property from his residence. Grand larceny. 8:42 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that someone stole a battery from his company vehicle. Grand larceny. 2:47 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/re questing police assistance to remove a man from his business. Police assistance. W ednesday, July 27 10:07 a.m. A Scotia Bank manager p/r that a resident deposited fraudulent money orders and a check. Forgery and counterfeit. 10:05 a.m. A citizen p/r that an animal was lingering in the area of Lavender Hill. Police assistance. 3:55 p.m. An Upper Carolina resident c/r that he was in a car accident. Auto accident. 4:20 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that a male is harassing and threatening her daughter. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 4:30 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that her boyfriend kicked in her door. Destruction of property, D.V. 10:01 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music coming from a bar in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, July 28 1:25 p.m. A Bordeaux resident p/r that an unknown male poked him in his chest. Simple assault. Friday, July 29 8:34 a.m. A visitor from Iowa c/r a burglary at her rental villa in Estate Enighed. Burglary in the second. 12:43 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r that someone broke into his villa. Burglary in the third. 11:43 p.m. An Estate Gifft Hill resident r/ an altercation at Wharfside Village. Assault and battery. Saturday, July 30 1:43 a.m. A hospice worker r/ that her patient was not breathing. DOA. 8:02 a.m. An employee of the Animal Care Center c/r a break in at the shelter. Burglary in the third. Sunday, July 31 12:25 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident p/r that she was in an auto collision in the Lumberyard parking lot. Auto collision. Monday, August 1 10:02 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that she had an altercation with WAPA employees. Police assistance. 7:35 p.m. A Cruz Bay Apartments resident c/ requesting police assistance in removing her boyfriend from her residence. Police assistance. T uesday, August 2 6:49 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident r/ that she got into a verbal altercation with her boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 7:45 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that she lost her SSN card, green card, health card and work permit. Lost documents. 5:07 p.m. A visitor from Pennsylvania p/r that someone hit his rental vehicle with an egg in the area of George Simmonds Terrace. Disturbance of the peace. 9:48 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music coming from a bar in Coral Bay. Loud music. W ednesday, August 3 3:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that his dinghy was stolen from Great Cruz Bay. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 3:15 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that her plants were missing. Petit larceny. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the communitys help to solve the following murders. If anyone knows something, they should say something. Even the small est bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to identify and arrest the killers. V.I. Police Department ofinformation on the murder of Juan Ayala who was murdered outside his home in Estate Pastory on January 5, 2009 at about 8 a.m. VIPD believe there may be two suspects, one of whom may be a black male with braided hair. Continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. The minimum reward for the arrest of a homicide suspect is $1,500. Only anonymous call ers to Crime Stoppers are eli gible for these cash rewards. Crime Stoppers currently has 17 unpaid rewards totaling $11,757 from tips received as far back as August 2009.Those who submitted tips should check to see if their tip quali rewards expire six months after they are awarded.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information Tipping Point in Face of Higher Fees Taxessaid. The perception is that businesses can just take it. We need hard number to show that the tipping point is very close. The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce has made great strides with its Summer Employ ment and Youth Mentorship Program, explained chamber repreThe goal is to have each business assigned to one at-risk youth, with UVI and the Department of Human Services on this program. The key is to reach out to the youth who need it. Fourteen students between the ages of 14 and 16 took part in the program this summer and enjoyed a tour and hike with Virgin Islands National Park Superintendant Mark Hardgrove, a tour of St. John and meeting with various chamber This is all a part of letting the kids know business is not bad, she said. We must bring these kids back into the fold. We need more young people getting involved with private businesses. It takes each one of us to do one little part, either a couple of hours a week or a month, said the future. We cant continue to lose our kids to the states; we need real good people to stay here. Chamber chapter members are also still hoping to move ahead with Glen Speer designed landscaping at the Cruz Bay roundThe groups hands are tied beprojected cost of the project, acWe cant go ahead with a fundraiser or anything until we have some idea of the whole plan, she said. Sorry for the delay. Landscaping at the recently renovated Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay is still in the planning stages as well, according to Administra tor Smith. Well be meeting with Department of Public Works to discuss that, said Smith. Some funding does remain for the landscaping. The park is not complete yet; its still a work in progress. The estimated cost of landscaping the park is $15,000 for labor and plants, Smith added. open the park is still pending. Contractors are continuing with landscaping and minor work. For more information about the Chambers mentoring program call 776-0100.


tention next to the north beach on Dreekets Bay, according to Mercadante. Next well be working on the best way to improve access to the north beach through the boggy area both for peoples safety and to the protect the plants and animals, she said. SJLC has also installed a new sign along the road near the South Beach, which boasts the groups bananaquit logo and tagline of Conservation through Preservation and Appreciation, the ethos which has dictated the improvements to the land. These changes have improved and protected the beach and are the start in helping the environment repair itself in time, said Mercadante. Its conservation will create a healthier and safer natural area. SJLC is also not about to stop at Haulover Bay, the group hopes the beach acquisition the natural beauty of St. John is preserved, Mercadante explained. on donations of time, money and support. website St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 SJLC Installs Posts at Haulover Bay 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 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaW estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904ConstructionSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceInsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos 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 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 tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 John McCann & Associates tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115 Located at Wharfside Landing www.RealEstateOnStJohn.comRestaurantsConcordia 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 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 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 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.mSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott New wooden posts, above, spelled the end of parking on the shoreline at Haulover. 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 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 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 Continued from Page 7


St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 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 SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: One bedroom, one bath, w/d. $1000 One bedroom, one bath, w/d, $1000 One bedroom, one bath, near town $1200 One bedroom, one bath, near town $1400 Two bedroom, two bath, w/d, $1800 Large two bedroom, one bath, w/, Fish Bay, $1800 Two bedroom, one bath, loft, in town $2100 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft, w/d, $2500 Two bedroom, three bath, w/d, pool, $2500 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d, $1700 Three bedroom, one bath, large deck, $1950 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $1250 Check out for more details. For Rent EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 GREA T LOCA TION! EASY ACCESS 1 bedroom cottage landscaped with BEAUTIFUL Garden on acre with View, Driveway and retaining walls done, Septic in, Excavation for bigger house done. $290,000. 340-626-8485 Cottage For Sale STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Sizes to 10 x 12 Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 Services Space for Lease Excellent Location near Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day Spa & Gourmet Market or retail $1,450/mo. retail $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandia 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. Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experienced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 Employment Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C. Call 690-1104 Public Notice GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS--------0--------DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES45 Mars Hill, Frederiksted St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00840-4474 PUBLIC NOTICE The Department of Planning and Natural Resources invites you to participate in the following planning initiative: The United States Virgin Islands Zoning and Subdivision Code Revision When: Thursday, August 11, 2011 Where: Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay Time: 6:00 p.m. In 2009 an assessment of the current Virgin Islands Zoning and Subdivision Code was conducted by Rutgers University Center for Government Services. This assessment helped identified conflicting regulations, vague definitions and standards that no longer fit the pace and style of development in the Territory. Rutgers University, upon completing the study, was contracted to draft a revised Zoning and Subdivision Code. In March of 2011, Module 1 of 4 was delivered to the Department and presented to the public during a series of meetings throughout the Territory. Module 2 has been recently delivered to the Department and will be presented to the public during the above scheduled meeting. Module 2 deals with the standards and permitted uses in each of the Zoning Districts. This meeting will be a chance for you to ask questions, offer suggestions and provide feedback. Your participation is vital to the overall success of the code revision process. In preparation for the meeting we encourage you to view the draft document by visiting our website and clicking on #16 in the publications section: This website also provides access to Module 1 and other important publications. If you have any questions please contact Stuart Smith, Director of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning at (340) 774-3320. Com/Ofce/Storage SHORT-TERM JOBSExcellent opportunity for college students this summer. Shortfor the grant-funded Coral Bay Watershed Management Project. 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 and/or call 7762099. CBCC is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Com/Ofce/Storage New large 2BR, large bath, off-street parking, ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch, gorgeous view overlooking Westin, $1800/ month 340-776-6331 or 678-715-1129 For rent, private, single family, furnished, two bedroom home with motherin-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 For Rent Employment


20 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885.GOING FORMALACROSS 1 Have faith 10 Shish 15 Stanley Gardner the U.S. 21 Spenser: For Hire star 22 Brand for hair removal 23 Comedy club event for amateurs, formally? 25 Loretta of country 26 Unescorted 27 Like poison ivy rashes 28 Chair creator Charles 29 Do a boxing dance, formally? 36 Look what ! 37 4, on some clocks 38 West German city 40 With 91-Across, tone oneself up 41 Supporter of drapes, formally? 46 Dr. of hip-hop 49 List the particulars of, to a Brit 51 Zap with a stunning weapon 52 Opera house boxes 54 Owner of an online company, formally? 59 Digital music pastiches 61 Pollen eater 62 Away from the wind 63 Baby goat 64 Best draft status 65 Damone or Tayback 68 Its students learn road rules, formally? 73 Crafty 74 Heavy burden 77 Ice skater Kulik 78 Tiny charged bit 80 Arctic Circle region of Europe 82 Aesthetes question, formally? 88 Depression 89 Defensive end Antwan 91 See 40-Across 92 Furry sitcom alien 93 Stuck to ones decision, formally? 99 Japanese dance-drama 100 Rocks Tull 102 Suit part 103 Having left 104 & Juliet (animated 106 Pay, formally? 112 Painting holder 114 Resound 115 Site of bliss 116 Victor Hugo classic, formally? 123 Big Apple squad car abbr. 124 Often-dipped cookies 125 Bun or bagel toppers 126 Spa sounds 127 River to the Oise 128 Chaps 129 End on note DOWN 1 A pair of 2 Ice-T hit, e.g. 3 Guitar kin 4 Got a feeling 5 East (nation since 2002) 6 Giant in foil 7 -di-dah! 8 Forensic ID 9 Citrus drink 10 Kinte 11 13th-century king of Denmark 12 Egotists have them 13 Throbbing 14 Food preservative inits. 15 Interweave 17 Creases 18 Painter Max 20 Nile deposit 24 Peaceful s protest 29 Stiff 30 Poem title starter 31 Dog to avoid 32 to pick 33 Day, to Juan 34 Xbox 360 competitor 35 King topper 39 Weak state 41 Referenced 42 Herald 43 Playa del 44 I-40, e.g. 45 Scullers tool 47 Force back 48 Analytic work 50 Wild bunch 53 Well well! 55 Bats home 56 Corrida call 57 Sartres sea 58 Let down. O Juno!: Cleopatra 60 Eighth-century pope 63 The Bridge on the River 65 Long river in Russia 66 Totally 67 Java serving, formally? 69 Not alfresco 70 Yalie 71 Not dat? 72 Backs, anatomically 75 -pitch 79 power 81 Beer brand 82 Muscle mag display 83 Play caller 84 Tac 85 Far Eastern capital 86 Once time 87 Alter, as a skirt edge 90 Nitwits 94 Even if, for short 95 Role player 96 Tricycle rider 97 Bowl cheer 101 Makes corrections to 103 Orbs 104 Angie star Davis 105 Octomom Suleman 107 What the Butler Saw playwright 108 Past portly 109 Bawls 110 2001 hit for Ja Rule 111 City in Tibet 113 Hatcher of Soapdish 116 Hawaiis Mauna 117 Car ad abbr. 118 Debt note 119 KGB worker 120 Papal name 121 U. URL end 122 Former Russ. state 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 Sunday, August 14 The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and its partners invite the entire public to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, which will be observed August 7 through 13. Farmers market activities will be hosted throughout the ter ritory. On St. John the market will be on Sunday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lumber Yard Complex. Monday, August 16 The University of the Virgin Islands will begin offer ing classes at the St. John Academic Center for the Fall 2011 semester. A total of 46 credit courses will be offered using video conference technology at the newly opened center on place. UVIs Fall 2011 semester starts on August 22. New student registration at the St. John Academic Center will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 16. Online registration is underway for matriculated or current UVI students for fall semester classes. Starts August 16 The Real Estate Sales course will be offered by the University 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 Friday, August 19 Parents wishing to enroll their children in St. Thomas/St. John District public schools for the 2011-2012 school year are advised of the second phase of registration for children residing on the island of St. John will be held on Friday, August 19, at the Julius E. Sprauve School from 8:30-11:45 a.m. Sunday, August 21 The 27th annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili 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 rescue demonchildren and adults 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. in support of Team River Runners St. John program. Check out TRRs St. John USVI group page on Facebook for more information.


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The renovated pavilion boasts a new roof, new wooden decks, fresh paint and refur bished concrete walls. The existing pavilion will be available for use only with a VINP special use permit, while no permit will be required for use of the open air pavilion. equipment arrive on island, the facilities will be open to the public, Macneir explained. I dont want to put an exact date on it because things often change, but we should have everything in place in the next few weeks, said the VINP facilities manager. Across North Shore Road at the east end are moving the entrance to the parking area away from the corner of the roadway and week. The biggest part of the project remains removing the old trailer at the parking area, which should be going out to contract soon, according to Macneir. Once the parking area is complete, VINP the beach side of North Shore Road at Maho Bay, Macneir explained. 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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott A pathway leads to the comfort station, above, new pavilion, center, and renovated pavilion, far right.Continued from Page 6Maho Bay Pavilion Renovations


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24 St. John Tradewinds, August 8-21, 2011 Continued on Page 8Im giving a little bit more creative control for them to do different stuff each night, and we plan to print the menu in-house week by week, so we can change it up Dave Trent, new Happy Fish ownerOld Favorites, New Creations Featured on Happy Fish Menu Under New Ownership St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Diners can still expect to enjoy their favorite rolls, above, at the sushi restaurant in The Marketplace. By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Sushi lovers anxiously awaited news of Happy Fishs new owner last month. Would he revamp everything? Would he keep the appetizers, rolls, entrees and drinks that the restaurants loyal customers had grown to love? Good news, Happy Fish fans not only is the restaurants new owner Dave Trent keeping menu favorites, hes giving his sushi masters, cooks and bartender the freedom to create new rolls, dishes and drinks to try out on patrons over the next few months. Im giving a little bit more creative control for them to do differ ent stuff each night, and we plan to print the menu in-house week by week, so we can change it up, said Trent. Weve had a lot of good reception from our clientele as far as nightly additions to the menu, specials weve been having, and new cocktails that people are really enjoying. We want to make sure our customers know that if theres anything on the menu thats been taken off, they can still ask for it. Trent is new on island, but not new to Happy Fish. Hes from Boise, Idaho, where the restaurant originated, and is good friends with Exciting new options include the King Kong roll, above, with spicy tuna and eel, topped with spicy crab salad.