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Gov. Halts BMV Ban on Inter-island Car Rentals Page 3 April 23-29, 2012 Copyright 2012Parents Get Few Answers About Bus Crash at Island-Wide PTOPage 4 Gov. DeJongh Signs $7.6M Contract for New FerriesPage 7 e statements Paperless Secure Convenient Green www.rstbankvi.comMake the paperless switch today!Log in to your account and choose the electronic only statement delivery option after selecting statements within the accounts section.Not available for Mortgage and Consumer loans, Passbook, Certicate of Deposit (CD) and IRA online accounts. FirstBank Virgin Islands is a division of FirstBank Puerto Rico. Member FDIC in the USVI and Puerto Rico only. Less paper, more green. Island Students Celebrate Earth Day at Friends of VINP FairPage 4 Caneel Bay Celebrates Earth DayFourteen Caneel Bay Resort guests and staff members headed under the waves on Sunday morning, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day by removing trash from from the Patagon Dive Center, including owner Arnaldo Falcoff. Teams of two to four divers spread out from the northern Caneel Bay beach all the way to Hawksnest and Scott Cay collecting bottles, more along the way. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Maggie Wessinger, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown 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 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2012All 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, April 23-29, 2012 The 15th Annual JESS Gala is set for Saturday, May 5, at Caneel Bays Turtle Bay Estate House from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $100. For more details call 776-6336 or visit www. jessgala.com.St. John Film Society Screening Queen of the Sun May 1 at SJSA JESS Gala Will Be Saturday, May 5Stop by the upper parking lot at the Lumberyard on Sunday, April 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the next St. John Farmers Market. Dont miss the chance to pick up some local, organic vegetables, local honey, freshly made tarts and more. The public is invited to the Julius E. Sprauve School on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the St. John Summer Youth Fair. Stop by the school and apply for a summer job or sign up for a summer program. Participants will include 4-H Summer Camp, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Program, Department of Labor, Friends of V.I. National Park, Gifft Hill School and many more. Bring the whole family, a complementary buffet dinner will be served. For more information call V.I. Police Department public St. John Summer Youth Fair Is Set for May 2 at Julius E. Sprauve SchoolNext St. John Farmers Market April 29Guy Benjamin School is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and tickets for children are $5. Dinner includes appetizers, salad, main course, dessert and a drink. For more details call GBS at 776-6242.GBS Annual Spaghetti Dinner Is May 10 about bees, Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? on Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist, philosopher and social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. Now, beekeepers around the United States and around the world are reporting an incredible loss of honey bees, a phenomenon deemed Colony Collapse Disorder. Bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear single explanation. The queen is there, honey is there, but the bees are gone. hind Steiners prediction Queen of the Bees investigates the long-term causes behind the dire global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, commercial beekeepers, scientists and philosophers. St. John bee keepers including Mr. Smalls. The St. John AARP Chapter #4777 is looking for members to join the group in walking in the St. John Festival July Fourth Parade. Contact Bev Biziewski at 776-6833 if interested. All national AARP members are welcome!AARP Seeking Troupe Participants St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottSt. John drivers have watched as gas prices have continued to climb in recent weeks. Last week's prices were the highest seen on the island in years and it seemed no relief would be in sight, at least in the near future. Paying at the Pump


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Controversy erupted last week after Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director Jerris Browne issued an update reminding rental car companies of a 45-year-old law forbidding inter-island travel of rental vehicles. This communication will serve to update all Car Rental Agencies that based on the Virgin Islands Code Title 20: Section 422 (h) and (i) drive yourself vehicles cannot be transferred, transported or used on an island for which they are not registered. Basically the order stated that vehicles rented on St. Thomas cannot be taken to St. John and vice versa. The order also outlined stiff penalties for taking a St. Thomas rental vehicle on the barge to St. John. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be $1,000 for each vehicle transported, or revocation of their business license for a period of not less than six months. The announcement was sent out by BMV on Tuesday, April 17, and ignited a controversy on several online social media sites pitting villa rental companies and tourists against car rental companies. The mandate related to a 45-year-old bill which is likely not legal today and prompted Government House to swift action. The day after the order was issued, on Wednesday, April 18, Governor John deJongh directed Browne to immediately rescind the previously issued order regarding the transporting of rental cars from St. Thomas to St. John, according to a prepared statement from Government House. Rescinding the order will allow to examine the existing law and federal law to determine if there Clause, explained Government House spokesperson Jean Greaux. This is an old law that was passed 45 years ago, said Greaux. Since St. Thomas and St. John are one district, even though they are separated by several miles of water, this could be a violation of intra-state commerce. Instead of enforcing the edict issued by BMV last week, deJongh with St. John car rental agencies, Greaux added. Additionally, the governors directive calls on the Director of the Motor Vehicle Bureau to make an assessment of each St. John car rental agency and determine whether there is a need to adjust tas, he said. BMV dictates to all St. John car rental agencies how many vehicles they are allowed to own and rent. That quota is 635 vehicles in total for all of the agencies combined. The problem, according to car rental agency owners, is that the quota has not changed in 20 years. With the quota system, we have not been able to increase how many cars we have in the last 20 years, said St. John Car Rental owner Lonnie Willis. They have prevented us from increasing our cars because of the quota and that is the problem. Rental car agencies on St. John claim that many tourists rent their cars on St. Thomas and stock up on groceries there before taking the barge over to St. John. That means less people taking taxis, By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Although St. John has not had a Virgin Islands Police Department Deputy Chief in more than a month, there is no reason to worry, Former St. John VIPD Deputy Chief Darren Foy took over as the acting St. Thomas/St. John District Police Chief on March 18, leaving Love Citys VIPD force without a top brass. Foy took over for former VIPD St. Thomas/St. John District Chief Randy Querrard, who retires on April 30 and has stepped down as district chief position althjough he remains on the force until then, Despite the lack of a VIPD St. John Deputy Chief, Foy is still overseeing operations at the departments Leander Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay, explained VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames. Right now Chief Foy is Acting Police Chief of the St. Thomas/St. John District and there is no Deputy Chief on St. John and there has not been one for some time, said Rames. Foy is still overseeing operations on St. John. The situation is not unique to St. John, Rames added. What is happening on St. John is not a unique situation, she said. Chief [Christopher] Howell on St. Croix is doing a dual role presently there as well. He is the St. Croix District Chief and is also acting as the St. Croix Deputy Chief. There is currently only a Deputy Chief on St. Thomas, Rames said. There have been no problems with having Howell act as VIPD Deputy and District Chief on St. Croix, according to Rames. dual positions in the St. Thomas/ St. John District, however, is a bit more complicated since the single district spans two islands. Foy lives on St. Thomas but is committed to maintaining a presence on Love City, according to reports. Recently installed VIPD Commissioner Henry White is looking tion on St. John, Rames added. The commissioner said he is considering names for both the Deputy Chief position on St. John and on St. Croix, said Rames. In the meantime, the highest is Commander Bernard Hendricks. St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 3 Continued on Page 18Right now Chief Foy is Acting Police Chief of the St. Thomas/St. John District and there is no Deputy Chief on St. John and there has not been one for some time. Foy is still overseeing operations on St. John. Melody Rames, VIPD Spokesperson Governor Orders BMV To Halt Ban on Inter-island Rental Car UseThursday, April 26thINDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Letters ...........................14-15 Obituaries ......................16-17 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Foy Named Acting District Chief St. John Tradewiinds News Photo FileCar rental companies are hoping for an increase in the quota of rental vehicles allowed on St. John as dictated by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About 50 parents, teachers and the Julius E. Sprauve School on Monday evening, April 16, to hear bus safety in the wake of a school bus accident. While parents did not get many answers last week, they did have a chance to share their concerns with Department of Education ofA school bus carrying about 15 children from Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay to Cruz Bay slammed into a guard rail on Centerline Road on April 4. While none of the children were seriously injured, several did suffer bumps and bruises. What continues to be most upsetting to parents, however, is the way in which the accident was handled. After colliding with the guard rail, the bus driver whose name remained unavailable last week except for being referred to as Junior did not report the accident to emergency responders, GBS or While someone called the V.I. Police Departments Leander Jur gen Command in Cruz Bay, it remained unclear last week whether that call was made by the driver or someone else. Whoever called the VIPD stated that there were no injures, which prevented EMTs and sponding to the accident. The driver did call a second bus, which arrived shortly after the arrived. The driver told all of the students to get off of his bus and get on the second bus. That second bus drove the students to Cruz Bay where they disembarked and shared news of the accident with their parents. Several parents took their chil dren to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center to be examined while news of the acci on St. Thomas. Insular Superinten dent Jeanette Smith-Barry subsequently tried to contact all parents to urge them to have their children evaluated at MKSCHC. Following the accident, DOE the Coral Bay elementary school on April 10. The schools PTO members, however, called for an island-wide emergency PTO meet ing for all island schools to hear how DOE plans to handle the situation with the bus driver. Last weeks emergency PTO meeting drew administrators and teachers from JESS, GBS and Gifft Hill School as well as DOE There was no protocol followed, said one parent. You dont leave the scene after an accident. Not one parent was called and the driver moved the children to a new bus. My concern is that there is no protocol, said the parent. DOEs Superintendent of Pupil Transportation Causton Merchant ensured parents that there are in fact protocols in place for drivers to follow in the wake of an acci dent. There are protocols in place, said Merchant. I know this situation was not handled properly, but we aim to make sure that these drivers know what to do. Merchant, however, did not detail what those protocols were and could not explain why they were not followed on April 4. As DOE and VIPD continue investigating the accident, oftures, which owns and operates the school buses on a contract with DOE, to not allow Junior to drive, explained Deputy Superintendent Joseph Sibilly. Weve asked Varlack Ventures to not allow this particular driver to drive any buses until the investigation is complete and she has assured us she will do that, said Sibilly. While Smith-Barry, who was unable to attend last weeks PTO meeting, previously told parents that a camera recently installed on the bus would provide footage of the accident, that camera was never turned on, according to Sibilly. We dont know why but the camera was not on that day, he said. Several parents questioned Sibilly about having monitors on 4 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 Parents Get Few Answers About Bus Crash at Island-Wide PTO Meeting Happy Holidays! Play. Eat. Sleep. Carnival! For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-539-9998 or 340-776-6330 or visit us at www.cinnamonbay.com.$3 2Bare Site$6 7Fully Equipped Tent$8 1Fully Equipped Cottage No Charge for Additional Persons. Prices per night. Does not include tax or meals. V.I., B.V.I., and P.R. Residents Only 4 Max Per Room Must Have I.D. CINNAMON BAY CAMPGROUND ST JOHN USVI SUPER CARNIVAL SPECIAL AND SUMMER RATES!Cinnamon Bay Campground provides a safe, secure and tranquil getaway. Situated next to the longest beach on St. John V I. in the heart of the US Virgin Islands National Park. Perfect for couples or the entire family. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Tree Lizards Restaurant. On-site camp store, beach equipment rentals and close to the local nightlife in Cruz Bay.Call now to schedule your private catered event or wedding! C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 041212 cbc twnds ad 6x5.pdf 1 4/20/12 9:02 AM St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottParents shared concerns about school bus safety with Continued on Back Page


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Peals of laughter could be heard above the DJ music emanating from the V.I. National Park ball as St. John students from across the island celebrated Earth Day at a fair hosted by Friends of V.I. National Park. Julius E. Sprauve School students began the day with a Litter Stomp from their Cruz Bay camabout the importance of recycling and reusing, JESS students joined with students from Guy Benjamin School, Gifft Hill School, Head Start and Calvary Baptist School From original theatrical plays to electrical safety, students both learned and demonstrated their knowledge about all facets of the environment. The face painting table was full all morning with students getting images of Earths cheeks and hands. Delroy Ital Anthonys table full of jewelry and crafts wrought from native seeds and local plants was another popular stop at the fair. Students are already looking forward to this summers Eco Camps at the V.I. Environmental cials who shared information about the camps and showed the effects of soil erosion with a watershed also had a solar-powered table top men for students to see as well. Maho Bay Arts Center crafts people were on hand with their loom, weaving recycled sheets into beautiful, multicolored rugs. VINP Education Specialist Laurel Brannick, who is also a member of the V.I. Audubon Society, gave students an up-close look at local bugs. Whenever I go on hikes with kids they are always stomping on bugs and killing bugs, said Brannick. So I wanted to show them how some of these bugs are very useful and they dont need to kill them. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John members shared rubber stamps with eco-friendly sayings, which students used to make bookmarks. University of the Virgin Islands Marine and Environmental Science Masters program students asked students to match pieces of coral with underwater images of live coral. Nearby UVIs Extenformation about composting and native trees. Gifft Hill School seniors per formed a dramatic original production about the negative effects of sunscreen on coral reefs, which can contribute to bleaching episodes. Students and leaders of the schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program shared thyme and tomato seeds which students planted in small St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 5 Continued on Page 23 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottStudents learn about native arts and crafts from Delroy "Ital" Anthony at the Earth Day Fair. R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid tie systems Battery stand alone systems Solar Hot water systems Solar Pool Pumps Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-642-0351 e: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE $$$$$ Students Celebrate Earth Day at 2012 Friends of VINP Fair


6 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds source Center are gearing up to offer their much-needed services on St. John. Support for the islands victims of domestic violence and sexual assault has been irregular since the closure of the Safety Zone and St. John Community Crisis Center. The Family Resource Center on St. Thomas began as a safe house for victims of domestic violence more than 30 years ago. Today the organization operates a 20bed safe house as well as a center services and host advocate training sessions. Starting next month, The Family Resource Center will have a regular presence at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. Were going to have a full-time staff member at the MKSCHC who will be there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, said Family Resource Center executive director Vivian St. Juste. Were also going to have a part-time response person who will be on call after hours and during weekends and holidays. St. Juste hopes to offer Family Resource Center services at MKwants to hear from the community. The executive director is hosting a stakeholders meeting at the health center on Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m. to share information about the groups plans for St. John and hear how to best service the community. We want to explain to residents and community groups about what we are going to do at MKSCHC and explain the services were going to offer, said St. Juste. We want people to know what we do and that we will be a presence at MKSCHC. While The Family Resource Center has been providing victims advocate services and safe house beds to victims of domestic violence from St. John for years, clients often have trouble traveling to St. Thomas for the services, explained St. Juste. Weve been here for St. John victims for a long time, but what weve discovered is that St. John clients dont want to come over here, said St. Juste. Our clients on St. John want to have services on St. John. Family Resource Center and MKSCHC, those victims will be able to get services right here on St. John by the end of May. For more information about The Family Resource Center call 776-3966.Services for Victims of Domestic Violence Coming To MKSCHC FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved for precancerous or unidentified skin lesionsApril 15th to June 1st, 2012~ By Appointment Only ~James Pace Clayton, MDEinstein University of Medicine, NYC University of ConnecticutFamily Practice, Post Grade Emergency Medicine and Dermatology After spotting a familiar and Wines recently, St. John resident Nancy Wray-Clendinen, left, snapped this picture with celebrity Jamie Lee Curtis.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Celebrity Jaime Lee Curtis Spotted on IslandSis Frank Merit Scholarship Auditions June 16St. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts announces auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Performance/Merit Scholarship will be on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Applicants must be at least 11 years old and show exceptional talent and dedication to his/her chosen art form, having at least three consecutive years of instruction. Applications must be completed and returned to There will be no exceptions! Scholarships are applied to SJSAs tuition for the following school year and can only be applied to instruction for the art form that was auditioned. Students must prepare a performance-ready piece or a presentation on a selection of artwork. The audition is judged by three independent community leaders who will also conduct an interview with each applicant. Applications may be downloaded from the SJSA website at www. mation call 779-4322. Ruth Sis Frank


St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Two spiffy new 85-foot passenger ferries will whisk visitors and locals alike between St. John and St. Thomas in the future, thanks to a contract signed by Governor John deJongh last week. The governor signed a $7.6 million contract on Monday, April 16, with Louisiana-based Midship Marine, Inc. which won the bid to build two passenger ferries for the route, according to information from Government House. The boats will be 85-foot aluminum catamarans capable of transporting up to 250 passengers and should be delivered to the territory sometime in late 2013, according to the statement from Government House. passengers between the islands, according to the Government House press release. which require routine maintenance to keep plying the wanew ferries to improve ferry service and reliability. The two new vessels we are purchasing will greatly improve the speed, service, reliability and capacity of the ferry service that so many Virgin Islanders and tourists depend on every day, Governor John deJongh said in the prepared statement. The ferry experience will be better than it ever has been, once these catamarans go into operation, improving daily life for many St. John residents who commute to St. Thomas, and enhancing the vacations of thousands of tour ists who travel between the islands each week, said the governor. Currently Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services, which have exclusive franchise rights to operate the ferry runs between St. Thomas and St. John, own their vessels. When the new ferries arrive next year, however, they will be owned by the government, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. The government is going to own them as part of the way Program Manager Wynstan Benjamin was quoted in the Daily News story. And theyll [Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services] lease them. They will be required to maintain them; that will be part of the lease agreement. Benjamin did not return repeated phone calls from St. John Tradewinds requesting information about the new ferry boats. The ferries, costing $3.25 million each, will be paid for with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to the statement from Government House. The federal funds include two separate earmarks from the Department of Transportation plus a $3 million grant from the federal stimulus program, according to the Daily News report.DeJongh Signs $7.6 Million Contract for New Ferries New catamaran experience will be better than it ever has been P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M Artist Kimberly Boulon Teams Up with Rotary To Honor Mothers 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 St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St. John is joining forces with St. John artist Kimberly Boulon and her new Fine Art Boulon has painted a beautiful landscape of Franat her Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery on Friday, May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. $10 each or six for $50 will be used to honor Boulons mother who is turning 91 the week of Mothers Day as well as her 10-month-old grandson, Braydon, the son of Devon and Tammy Boulon. The funds will be donated to Rotary Club of St. John for the groups Brain Game project. Brain Game is a book which will be given to parents of new born babies on St. John by medical professionals. The book uses research which shows that parents can greatly enhance their chids brain development by engaging ing. Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery, or any day of the week at Chelsea Drug Store and Connections. For more information call Boulon at 693-8524.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottRotary's Joan Birmingham, left, with Kimberly Boulon and her Francis Bay painting.


Special to St. John Tradewinds This years annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament was one to remember! After four years of dominance by Tortolas Elmore Stoutt High School, the Lady Rays from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School won ment. With six teams originally slated to battle it out for the champion ship, it came down to the two teams with dominant pitching, The tournament opened on Friday night, April 13, with Tortola Rams getting a win over St. Croix entry Education Complex Barracudas. This was no easy win for the Rams as the well-coached Bar racudas fought valiantly to knock off their arch rivals. tween these two teams with Tortola winning in extra innings to take the 2011 championship. Before the second game of the night between the Lady Rays and Charlotte Amalie Lady Hawks, a brief opening ceremony took place tion of the National Anthem and Virgin Islands March by Shakima Jones and her daughter Shakira Smith, Delia Thomas took center stage and did a beautiful tribute to Rubys pitching style. Thomas explained how Ruby, then a student at Antilles School, under the tutelage of her coach, Amy Gurlea, sparked a revival of windmill style pitching. Rubys poise and accuracy led the small private school to three St. Thomas championships, quite a feat against the much larger public schools. This style was picked up as the standard for girls softball and Thomas listed all the great female windmill-style pitchers who owe their success to Ruby. It was a very emotional moment for the Rutnik family as Thomas went on to describe how Rubys brother Amos, who played such a big roll in all the tournaments as announcer, died this last summer in a tragic car accident. The win by Ivanna Eudora Keans Lady Rays in Friday nights second game over a spir ited effort by the Charlotte Amalie Lady Hawks foretold the future match-up with Tortolas Stout High School. The withdrawal of the Private School All Stars from the tour nament was a disappointment to many, but not to the Devil Rays. They were allowed to pick up two private school standouts with the addition of windmill-style pitcher Bianca Sibilly and catcher Nicole Berry. The games on Saturday saw the elimination of both St. Croix teams and the Lady Hawks as the the Lady Rays and reigning cham pions Tortola was determined. But Mother Nature said, No, not tonight, as rain squalls bufjust prior to the 8 p.m. champion ship game. Some said it was just Ruby and Amos weeping over the announcement by the Rutnik family that this was to be the last tour nament. With the new time being set for Sunday at 12 p.m. noon, both teams had a night to rest and prepare mentally and physically for what would be a real battle right up to the last out. Sunday morning was sunny and ly prepared and marked as both teams entered their dugouts. The Lady Rays started off with pitcher Sheniqua Ashely, a St. John star windmill-style pitcher and a full hitting. The Tortola Rams, led by windmill-style pitcher Bria Smith and backed up by an equally talented team of well-coached girls, took out to a two run lead but saw that evaporate quickly when the Rams hitting and base stealing tied it up Then the pitching of Ashley of the Rays and Smith of the Rams nings with the Lady Rays keeping a one run lead. Pitcher Bianca Sibilly took the mound and with teammate Nicole Berry behind the plate, they only needed to protect their one run lead. The Rams are no strangers to ment and had won several extra The fans watched as the excite ment built, Tortola would tie it up again and force an extra inning, only to give up another run to give the Lady Rays the lead. History was in the making as in a 5 to 4 game going into the botinning championship. Tortola with last ups was at the plate and Bianca Sibilly was on the mound for the Lady Rays. The excitement was building and after a couple of strike outs the game was brought to the brink of an upset win for Ivanna Eudora Kean. Then it happened. With the tying run on base and the winning run at the plate, Sibilly reared back and threw a fast ball that was popped up high into the air towards the second basewoman, and with all the fans holding their breath, she made the catch and history was made. After 16 years of tournament participation, the Ivanna Eudora We could not have scripted a better ending of 16 years of the Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament, said Andy Rutnik. Our family has very much appreciated the support given by the entire Virgin Islands for our Tournament and the Scholarship Fund. This tournament has shown that with great community support, an effective organization, and a worthy cause, our young school age girls can showcase all the qualities and skills required for success in life, said Rutnik. No greater a tribute to Rubys memory can be made than the 16 years of participation by so many young women who have strived to dition of the windmill style pitch, explained Rutnik. No greater a tribute to our supporters and donors can be made than to know that our scholarship winners have gone on to be successful Virgin Islanders, he said. The tournaments may have ended but the scholarships will go on forever thanks to all our generous supporters.8 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 No greater a tribute to our supporters and donors can be made than to know that our scholarship winners have gone on to be successful Virgin Islanders. 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St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 9 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo FileSailors from Coral Bay to Cruz Bay are getting ready for the 13th Annual Commodore's Cup in May. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Its time to scrape those hulls again! A full weekend of sailing action is on tap for May 5 and 6 in Coral Bay as the 13th Annual Commodores Cup gets underway. The annual regatta is the only St. John sailing race which brings together all three of the islands yacht clubs: Nauti Yacht Club, St. John Yacht Club and Coral Bay Yacht Club. All of these clubs come together once a year for a weekend of serious sailing competition and to supwhich teaches water safety and sailing skills to island tion all help ensure that the volunteer youth sailing program continues its strong tradition. The regatta started because each of the yacht clubs did their own races and this joint effort brings everyone together, said St. John Yacht Club Commodore Scotty Barnett. And all the money we raise goes to the St. John KATS program which teaches sailing to local kids. KATS students and at St. John Hardware and both Connections locations, for a chance to win a 10-foot $20 and there are additional prizes, including gift cer available as well. The action is based out of Skinny Legs where regatta registration and a skippers meeting is slated for Friday night, May 4, starting at 6 p.m. Organizers expect to have two PHRF classes, one for spinnaker and one for non-spinnaker, as well as one or two pursuit classes, depending on how many vessels register for the race, explained Barnett. Well likely have a class for boats over 40 feet and one for boats under 40 feet, said Barnett. Well see how many boats come out for the regatta before we make that decision. The regatta will get underway around 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, and after stowing away sails for the night, boaters can see how they fared against the Skinny Legs. Saturday, May 5, is also the day of the Kentucky Derby. Boaters can join the horse-racing fun and don a decorated hat while sipping on a mint julep at Skinny Legs, which is also hosting a Kentucky Derby party starting at 3 p.m. that day. Sunday, May 6, is day two of sailing action and the Annual Commodores Cup. Racers usually cross the start line around 10 a.m. and its always a great day of racing with sails dotting the Coral Bay horizon. al Bay harbor, which will determine this years Commodores Cup winner. This is what makes the Commodores Cup a 13th Annual Commodores Cup Set for May 5 and 6 in Coral Bay Present this ad. Save 10% ABOVE THE MA IN LOBBY SERVING WEDNES D A Y SUND A Y : : P M BAR & LOUNGE OPEN : : P M R E S ERV A TIONS HIGHL Y RECOMMENDED EXT. WR-TW 3.19.2012 CBPrime.indd 1 3/15/12 5:29 PM Continued on Page 18


10 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 By Elaine Campbell Special to St. John Tradewinds In addition to 10 ribbon-winning categories for the St. John Animal Care Centers 2012 annual dog show, Wagapalooza, this year set for Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m., will also feature dog-boneshaped trophies, according to event co-chairwoman Sally Furlong. Judges for the various categories have not yet been announced, although the coveted Babe Award for the most improved rescue dog will this year be deter mined by the shelter staff and dog-care volunteers. As the folks who handle ACCs incoming rescued dogs on a daily basis, the shelter group is best quali dogs who come to the shelter as abused and homeless animals. At the end of the show, the 2012 Waga Queen and Waga King will be announced! No one knows yet but the decisions will launch the chosen canine King and Queen into Wagapalooza history with photos and news releases. tographer although news media, including the islands year-round newspapers, will doubtlessly also be taking professional-quality photos. Attendees, proud dog bring their cameras to the event. All Tropical Focus photos can be downloaded gratis as a community service, said Karin and Bob Schlesinger. And, this year we plan to provide a link which the newspaper and our web site can publish ahead of the event, letting people know where to Well have one placeholder photo loaded prior to the event, said the Schlesingers. We hope it will encourage even more people to attend the event and have fun pooch photos they can download free. We will also do handouts at the event so everyone will have a hard copy of that link if they missed the newspaper. This year, Cruz Bays Driftwood David has offered to provide the carnival-type foods that help attendees and participants sustain their enthusiasm during the three-hour festivities. Driftwood Dave will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie wraps, all accompanied by bags of potato chips. What would a dog show be without hot dogs for sale? of ingredients to the ACC to help defray the costs of running the islands only animal shelter. The ACC Waga committee is planning to have two locations for beverages so that thirsty customers wont have to wait in long lines. High Tide restaurant is providing a signature drink in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. The High Tide bartend ers havent yet decided upon a concoction although it will doubtlessly have a doggie name. Thanks to Jimbo and Kelly Rattz, High Tide is contributing this In addition, Caravan Auto has offered to provide rum and vodka for mixing, and the Pine Peace Mar ket is donating soft drinks, bottled water, and mixes. ACC is also providing wine and beer from its Snow Ball fundraiser cache, according to ACC treasurer Monica Munro. time this years Waga will feature the Queen of Tarts Elizabeth Lowe. Lowe has purchased dogbone cookie cutters especially for baking Waga treats for dogs and plans a small table where shell be selling assorted-size bags of cookie bones for dogs which will be packaged in attractive cellophane bags. gredients to the ACC to help defray the expenses of caring for the dogs and cats at the shelter. Those who wish to place an advance order for these hand-made, home-baked canine cookies can contact Lowe at 340513-7058 or e-mail her at liz@queenoftartsvi.com. Humans whod like to sample Lowes marvelous restaurant. Children attending Waga have not been forgotten. In addition to the special dog show class of Best Junior Handler for juniors, 16-year-olds and under, the Waga committee is planing some very special enter tainment for youngsters. A perennial favorite will be The Balloon Man. The secret is out. Entertaining island children over the years at civic events and holidays, The Balloon Kings and Queens, Food and Photos and More On T ap for W aga 2012 Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) design_envir@yahoo.comVezios Custom Painting www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo File by Tropical FocusPosing for photos with puppies is just one of the many attractions at Wagapalooza. Continued on Page 18


St. John Tradewinds Join Friends of Virgin Islands National Park on Sunday, April 29, for the second practice swim before the big race. Meet at Maho Bay beach at 8:30 a.m. and swim the short course portion of the race to Cinnamon (approximately one mile) or swim to Trunk Bay. Safety boats and kayaks will mask and snorkel or swim unassisted, just come swim! St. Thomians there is plenty of time to take the 7:30 am swimmers at the ferry dock and transport them to and from the practice swim. Please make arrangements in advance by emailng Heather Ruhsam at hruhsam@friendsvinp.org or call 779-4940. One more practice swim is set for Sunday, May 13, when swimmers will start at Maho and go to Cinnamon, Trunk or Hawksnest. The race itself will be Sunday, May 27, at 8 a.m. Registration is now open. Register early to save money. Go to www.friendsvinp.org/swim or call 7794940 for more details and to register.St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 11 Two More Practice Swims Before Beach to Beach Power Swim on Sunday, May 27 St. John Fire Department employee Wendy Davis, left, was named Virgin Islands Fire Service employee of the year recently. Congratulations Wendy!St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Love City's Wendy Davis Honored by VIFS DO YOU OWN A RENTAL VILLA? IF SO, ADVERTISE YOUR VILLA FOR THE 2013 SEASON. EMAIL mnelson@stjohnmagazine.com TEL 340-642-5365 OWNER'S SPECIAL10% Discount 1/6 P AGE VILLA AD$850.00 Reg. / Special $765.0020% Discount 1/3 P AGE VILLA AD$1,500.00 Reg. / Special $1,200.00OFFER ENDS: MAY 30, 2012 IT'S EASY: owner provides photo and text Sailview Guest SuitesReasonably priced well appointed guest suites with views of Coral Bay Harbor, A/C, Cable TV, DVD, WiFi, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler. Each suite has sepa rate entrance, private bath and private terrace. Sailview is only ve minutes to Coral Bay. $775-$945 per suite per week; $125-$145 per suite per night. 340-514-0315; www.sailviewstjohn.com GREAT EXPECTATIONS 4 Master Bedrooms Plus 3 Guest Bedrooms Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, WiFi Walking Distance to Beaches Spectacular Sunrise/Sunset Views www.GreatExpectationsUSVI.com See Website for Specials. 1-800-553-0109 VILLA RENTALS GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Vir gin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit www.gibneybeachvillas.com or call 340-643-2936. Southern SerenityA magnicent luxury 3 bedroom/2 bath resort condo located on the Cruz Bay waterfront with spectacular views. Sleeps 6-8, fully equipped kitchen, heated pool and hot tub, gym, reserved parking, WiFi, plasma TV and more. A short walk from the ferry dock and convenient to grocery, shopping and restaurants. Visit our website at www.stjohnvacationrental.net or email info@stjohnvacationrental.net ISSUE NO. 6 ST. JOHN MAGAZINE l 111 GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Virgin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit www.gibneybeachvillas.com or call 340-643-2936.


12 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Face painting, crab races and donkey rides added up to one spectacular Kids Fest at St. John Montessori School on Saturday afternoon, April 14, at the schools Estate Johns Folly campus. The third annual Kids Fest raised $3,500 for the elementary school which has a student body of 15 children ranging in age from three to eight years old. While the event drew every St. John Montessori School student along with their parents, numerous volunteers and the generosity of local businesses ensured the fests success, explained the schools director Debra Polucci. We had 100 percent partici pation from our families as well as numerous volunteers from the community, said Polucci. Things went very smoothly this year because we have a core group of volunteers who have come out each year to help run the event and by now, weve got a pretty good handle on things. And we had some new volunteers this year who were full of energy. Also so many businesses donated goods and services for our Polucci said. Its a great feeling to know that this kind of help is out there. Funds raised from the Kids Fest, which this year drew about 100 people, go to operations and scholarships for the school, Polucci added. Big attractions at the event included donkey rides thanks to Cor al Bay Corral, hermit crab races with Crab Mon Ted Scheer and a new Match Box raceway, the Montessori School director explained. the match box mini raceway and it was a huge hit, she said. The kids couldnt race enough and the winners took home match box cars. They all thought it was pretty cool. Other attractions included a popular arts and crafts table, hula hooping with Gina Wellner and musical fun with Delroy Ital Anthony, Polucci explained. Ital teaches music with us and he led the kids in a circle of songs, she said. They all got into a circle and sang a few songs that Ital had taught them. They played a few games and had a great time. Fantastic food didnt hurt the days popularity either. Coconut Mon Tyrone brought out his deepfrench fries, Polucci added. We had M.J. Foodie from Aqua Bistro here and he did deli cious tempura grouper and french fries which everyone loved, said the Montessori School director. And parents made all kinds of delicious side dishes. It was just really great. While Polucci and the St. John Montessori School staff adore their Johns Folly home, the school is experiencing growing pains and eyeing a move closer to Cruz Bay. Its a great place; I love it out here, said Polucci. But I dont know if we can stay out here in Johns Folly. Its just more convenient to be in Cruz Bay. Were looking for a new home, she said. I think next year will be our last year here. Located in the remote south shore neighborhood of Johns Folly, the school is the sole pre-school anywhere in the Coral Bay area, but is less than convenient for Cruz Bay families, Polucci explained. There are a lot of Cruz Bay families who dont want to make the drive and Cruz Bay is a more populated area, she said. We are the only pre-school in the area, but if there isnt a big call for us, then we cant support the school. Even moving the school closer to the Coral Bay harbor area would make it easier for a number of families who live in the Cruz Bay and Fish Bay areas, Polucci added. Were pretty far out here and I think if we were in Coral Bay even it would be a lot better, she said. We want to keep our Coral Bay families, but to know us is to love us. The people who know us, I dont think they will leave. What I hope is that the people who dont know us will give us a try if we are in a better location, said Polucci. Anyone who missed the Kids Fest can still donate to the St. John Montessori School. Just call 7759594 or check out the schools Facebook page for more informa tion.Kids Fest Raises More than $3,000 for St. John Montessori School Sadie Sea owners Amy and Tom Larsen, above at left, celebrated the recent unveiling of a new sign at points the way to the double-decker charter boat. The sign was painted by Karl Funk and unveiled with pleasure by Ric Ortiz.This Way to Sadie Sea St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Eliza MagroDonkey rides were just one of the many attractions at the third annual Kid's Fest at St. John Montessori School.


St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 13 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With breath-taking panoramic views spanning from Rams Head all the way to St. Thomas, Stone Court offers the best of classic Caribbean architecture combined with modern style. Designed by esteemed St. John architect Glen Speer, Stone Court includes beautiful native stone with classic Caribbean wood work. This three-bed room, three-bath home on a full acre lot is for sale for $1.4 million on the St. John MLS. The house was designed by a local architect using beautiful native stonework and hardwoods, which lends it a lovely island aesthetic, said Holiday Homes of St. John owner/broker Miles Stair. Located in Estate Rendezvous and Ditleff, Stone Court feels a world away from it all, but is actually only a short drive to North Shore beaches and an even shorter drive to the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay, explained Stair. With beautiful island-inspired architecture, charming indoor and outdoor living spaces, and complete privacy, Stone Court is a haven, said Stair. It is the perfect place to escape the stresses of civiliza tion. The main living space at Stone Court boasts an open-plan kitchen and an impressive two-story great room with walls of windows, which invite one to sit back, relax and soak up the amazing water views. and an abundance of Caribbean sunshine, said Stair. One bedroom is perched in a loft above the great room, affording those stunning views right from bed, with the other two bedrooms located in detached suites, explained Stair. In addition to a sleeping loft that looks down on the great room and out on endless views of the sea, there are also two detached bedroom suites, said the Holiday Homes of St. John broker/owner. Both suites are air-conditioned, beautifully furnished, and have spacious outdoor showers. The entertaining options at Stone Court dont end indoors. Adjacent to the great room is an expansive covered pavilion, where it is easy to picture entertain ing guests at dinner parties or hosting intimate family gatherings. Adjoining the great room is a gorgeous open-air dining pavilion, where youll spend unforgettable evenings watching the sunset and the sparkling lights of St. Thomas as you eat and drink and talk well into the night, Stair said. Manicured grounds offer plenty of space to put in a small pool or even expand. Spend a little time at Stone Court and you wont want to leave. With stylish yet classic Caribbean charm, an oversized lot on a commanding sites which offers sweeping views, Stone Court is simply paradise on the south shore of St. John. For more information about Stone Court call Stair at Holiday Homes at 776-6776 or email miles@holi dayhomesvi.com. Stone Court Offers Stylish Caribbean Charm with Stunning Views from Rams Head to St. Thomas T h e F i ddl e r R e t u r n s M a k i n g u s d a n c e a n d p a r t y f o r y e a r s I s l a n d s L a r g e s t S u p e r B o w l P a r t y ! Kentucky Derby PartyDust off your hats, grab a mint julep & pick a horse. Enjoy the Best Derby Party on Island! Saturday, May 5thChris Carsel & Company immediately following the race. Fun starts @ 3:00 pmYou can bet on it! St. John Tradewiinds News Photos Native stone and beautiful wood work along with stunning views make Stone Court a haven on St. John. Floor to ceiling windows mean views abound at Stone Court.


14 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY APRIL 26TH Keeping Track of Crime 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3rd Degree Burglaries: 11 Rapes: 0 Our kidney dialysis program on St. Thomas is in dire need of expansion and funding if we are to provide treatment to those who are in need of medical treatment for kidney failure. Speaking to a colleague of mine who works in the somber conversation. She told me that her grandmother was encouraged to remain in the states because the kidney dialysis program was over booked and did not have any room for any new patients. I asked my colleagues several times just to make sure I was not hearing tings. Well after several minute it became clear that I was not hearing tings. Since that conversation I have made it my business to inquire deeper into what appears to be a systemic problem that will not address it self if the community does not get involve. Again, because I was could not fully comprehend what was told to me by my colleagues so I contacted the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital. In speaking to the Dialysis Unit Manager she conveyed my fear. The Kidney Dialysis Unit is overbooked and cannot take anymore clients at this time. The Unit manager sounded very upset by the dilemma and was basically crying out for help. She encour that major attention be given to this severe problem in our community. When she came on board in 2007 she said there were 60 to 70 dialyzed patients. In 2012 there are over 100 dialyzed patients. Meaning, each patients has to go through three days of treatment for the rest of their life or until they are able to receive a transplant. The two major causes of kidney failure are diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Everyone one of us knows someone with high blood pressure, diabetes or both. Think about what I just wrote for a second. Every one of us knows someone with diabetes, high blood pressure or both! At this time, I cant think of other debilitating diseases where everyone knows someone with one or both diseases. Now if that is not something to seriously attack with every ounce of resources available then nothing would. How many other diseases can we say that about where everyone knows someone with one or both diseases? And if the current facility is over booked and cant take on any new patients what does the future hold for us? We must insist that those who are elected tackle this issue ASAP. Legislative attention must be given to this epidemic. We must demand that our medical facilities receive the appropriate funding at all times. Please join me by calling the legislature at 340-774-0880 and speak to those who are elected to serve us and make sure that our kidney dialysis program gets the proper funding. There is a need based on the staggering numbers being reported that diabetes and high blood pressure needs to be screened early and often. Men, we have a poor habit of neglecting our medical ailments if we are not comatose. That mind set must stop. When we neglect to take care of preventable diseases we become a burden on our families and communities. I am making a special appeal. Many men read this periodical and I am hoping that this editorial pricks your heart and encourages you to get screened today. Women, please encourage your husbands, boyfriends, sons, grandsons, nephews, cousins, co-workers and church brothers to go through the least painless test so that they can be around for us! Dont put it off another minute. Three basic painless tests can extend your life and then monitor the situation to regularly. Check your pressure, check your cholesterol and last but not least check your blood sugar level and follow the recommendation of the screener if your numbers are not within an acceptable range and live a full healthy life in the beautiful Virgin Islands from now on. Hypertension (high blood pressure) can be avoided. There are now reported signs that you might have high blood pressure and be on the verge of getting a stroke, heart attack, eye disease, damaged arteries, and diabetes that is why we must be proactive. Clarence PayneSilent of Silent Killers: Diabetes and High Blood PressureWe wish to thank all of the wonderful and loving friends and family of Dorothy and Peter Muilenburg who made last Sunday such a stellar celebration with their generosity: Adrian and Maho Bay for the donations of salads, buns and condiments; Doug and Skinny Legs for hot dogs and burgers; Rich Meyer for the wizardry on the grill with assistance from Gerry Hill and Artie Cami sa; musicians Chris Carsel, Jay and Laurie Keefe, Ike, Max Sipple, Johnny B, T-Bird, Thia and Rafe Muilenand set-up; Glen Sprauve for the trash removal; Gary Buddha Emmons for the clean-up, taxi dispatching and opening champagne bottles with Fernando; Jill Kemp, Mark Horvath, Chris Meyer and others who helped the clean-up; Suki Buchalter and Martha Hill and everyone who brought such an amazing feast to share. The most touching moment of the day for most of us was Calvin Georges eloquent tribute to Peter for teacher, then as a mentor and now as a friend. If you ever wonder why we are all here, Sunday was a day that reminded everyone. Thank you especially to Dorothy and Peter who have enriched our lives. Once a St. Johnian, always a St. Johnian. With love and appreciation, The Committee Anne Marie Porter and Cid Hamling)Friends and Family Make Muilenburg Celebration Stellar


I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen, parent, former teacher and school administrator. On Wednesday, April 4, I was driving west on Centerline Road from Coral Bay with one other vehicle between myself and the school bus, which had just left Guy Benjamin School. Needless to say, that although we left the triangle at the same time, a mere mile up the road the bus was several corners ahead. I heard a bang so loud it made me come to a complete stop, wondering what had happened. I continued slowly on, and around the next bend was the school bus up against the guard rail. The driver was off the bus, standing on the side of the road, not even making an attempt to direct trafvehicle and the bus was out of his car and on the bus trying to calm many screaming and crying children. to me that the bus was traveling very fast when it hit the rail and threatened to topple over. The next car coming east was Maurice Chabuz and his wife. They immediately pulled over and began calling 911, while I went to the bus and tried to calm the children and ascertain the injuries sustained; it seemed that several children were complaining of injuries. Before I knew it there was another bus and the driver was ordering the children to get on the next bus. This seemed to be the wrong thing to do, so I stood between the two buses, checking each child for bumps and asking them if they were alright, all the while I was harassed by the driver, and told that the children were cry-babies. Only one child stayed with me. He is a third grader and he had a very large bump on his head which the driver insisted he had sustained while roughhousing in the back of the bus. Another motorist stopped who was an EMT, and knew the child and his mother. She When all seemed under control and there was nothing more for me to do, I continued on my way. When I came back from my errand, 20 minutes later, the police had still not arrived, nor had any other rescue personnel. I think that it is important to note that as a mother I have never allowed my child to ride the school bus because of the recklessness of the drivers. I was a teacher at Pine Peace School for two years, during which time I drove all Coral Bay students to school. I know that this driver has had several accidents in the 10 years that I have lived here, not to mention my personal experiences of being run off the road by the bus at least monthly, if not weekly. I fully understand that being a school bus driver should also carry a monitor, so that the driver can concentrate on the road. However, in this instance the driver handled the situation so poorly and his driving is so notorious that if this incident doesnt cost him his job as well as his license, the school board as well as the transportation company should be ashamed for continuing to jeopardize the lives of this islands children. Kathrine Sara ONeill, M.Ed.St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 15 The children, parents and staff would like to thank the following business and individuals for helping to make our 3rd annual Kids Fest and Fish Fry and fantastic success: Aqua Bistro, Asolare, Alfredos Landscaping, Baked inthe Sun, Bamboula, Banana Deck, Cafe Roma,Caravan Gallery, Chateau Bordeaux, Cinnamon Surf Shack, Concordia Eco Preserve, Connections, Coconut Coast Studios, Crabmon Ted, Donkey Diner, Fabric Mill,, Grapevine Salon, High Tide, Island Technology Partners, Jakes, Kambesu Villa, Keoka ,Maho Glass Works, Massage by Lina Guild, Massage by Suki, Mikki Mays, Morgans Mango, Ocean Grille, Pink Papaya, Pot Luck Snorkel, Rainy Fly Bikini, Rhumblines, Ronnies Pizza, Sam & Jacks, Shipwreck Landing, Skinny Legs, St. John Brewers, St. John Ice, Spy Glass, Sweet Plantains, Tap Room, Yoga by Jessa and Zozos. Also M.J. Foodie, Anne Mc Crave, Pat and Bill vice, Mikki Mays, Eddie Hebrek, Sas Nemeth, Trish, Dondi, Leif, Marla McClung, Mary Magee, Calvary Baptist Church, Vicki and Gary Scheffer, Beth Gowan, Ital Anthony, Patty Wood, Suki Buchalter, Snow Cone Ray and Bernadette, Papaya Cafe and Book Store, and all those who supported us by buying our If weve over looked anyones contribution, we sincerely apologize. Deb Polucci and the St. John Montessori SchoolSt. John Montessori School Thanks Supporters DID YOU KNOW... THAT YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE NON-PROFIT GROUP AN D YOUR ISLAN D NEWSPAPER AT THE SAME TIME?Animal Care Center of St. John Coral Bay Community Council Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Kids First! Kids in the Sea (KATS) Sisterhood Agenda St. John Audubon Society St. John Christian Academy St. John Community Foundation St. John Film Society St. John Historical Society St. John Montessori School St. John Recycling Association St. John Relay for Life St. John Revolving Fund St. John School of the Arts STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce STJ Chapter Team River Runner Using Sport for Social Change (and many more) IT'S A SIMPLE SOLUTION: Underwrite a yearly advertising budget for your favorite community group. St. John Tradewinds supports For more information, call 776-6496. School Bus Driver Should Lose His Job, Monitors Needed Anyone wishing to contact Connie Joseph can write to her at: Connie Joseph, 5800 Southwest, 178 Terrace, Dunnelon, Florida, 34432. She would love to hear from her friends about island happenings or just to say hello. Debbie (Connies sister)Connie Joseph Would Love To Hear from Friends


St. John Tradewinds Keith Donnelly of Chelsea, MA and formerly of Everett, MA died peacefully in his sleep of ALS/ Lou Gehrigs Disease on April 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. He was beloved and dearest friend of Janet Donald, and closest friend of Dave Roccia. Loving son of late Larry and Helen Donnelly of Everett, MA; brother of Dennis and wife, Joy, of Sonoma, CA; brother of Brian and wife, Eileen of Duxbury, MA; brother of sister Noreen Cavanaugh of Salem, MA; brother of late Larry; brother of Kevin of Las Vegas, NE; brother of Danny of Thousand Oaks, CA: brother of sister Irene Levin and husband Steve of St. John, USVI; and brother of Joe of Boston, MA. Keith is also survived by many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grand-nephews as well as a large group of friends to include Nick Enfanto, Rick Colangelo and many others. It was through the help and support of these dear and close friends that three months at home where he was most comfortable. Keith, a graduate of Pope John High School, was an excellent athlete who played hockey at Michigan State University and drew the attention of the Montreal Expos as a pitcher. After a year of college Keith turned to modeling and acting and was seen in several movies and TV series to include: Flintstones, the movie. In addition, Keith was a published poet whose poetry was printed in a book called Down Peaceful Paths. The following is a small piece that he wrote, May always knowing That it takes a bit of Rain to make the Roses Grow Bright.And Bright your days will beAlas! Rain or Shine--God Bless you All. Love, Keith D. 6/21/91 Friends and family were kindly invited to join in a celebration of Keiths Life that took place on April 18. The celebration began promptly at 5:10 p.m. at a gathering at Antonias Restaurant, 492 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA, immediately followed by the sprinkling of ashes. Celebrants reconvened at Antonias. questing that donations be made to Compassionate Care/ALS, Hospice of North Shore and Greater Boston, or ALS/Massachusetts Chapter. For additional information contact Noreen Cavanaugh at noreencavanaugh@yahoo.com.16 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 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 Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 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 774-8617 Church DirectoryKeith Donnelly Obituary St. John Tradewinds We announce the passing of Leonard Florence, better known as Santa, who died on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the age of 73 at Roy L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas. Leonard is survived by two daughters; Milpha Flor ence of Atlanta, Ga., and Vanessa Florence of Martimembers in St. Lucia, St. John and St. Croix and a host of loving friends in the St. John community. St. John for most of his life and was often seen among friends at Patricks West Indian Delight or making his way around town with his cane. Born on St. Lucia, he also lived on St. Croix and Lovango Cay as well as St. John. A funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. with the funeral ser vice at 10 a.m. performed by Pastor Sampson, followed by a burial at sea (leaving the Inter-Island ferry dock at approximately 11:30 a.m.) performed by Rev. Phil Chalker. Funeral arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home sent directly to Davis Funeral Home or to Connections on St. John to help with Leonards funeral expenses. Keith Donnelly September 24, 1961 April 10, 2012 Leonard Santa Florence PassesLeonard Florence


St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 17 St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St. John is pleased to announce the 2012 Rotary St. John Scholarship to assist a resident of St. John graduating from a high school in the US Virgin Islands in the pursuit of higher education. This need and merit based scholarship will be a one-time award of $5,000. Eligibility require ments for the Rotary St John Scholarship are: The student must be a resident of St John graduating in June from a high school in the US Virgin Islands The student must have a 3.0 or better cumula tive grade point average The student must have been accepted to an institution of higher education (parents or guardians tax Form 1040 from the previous year). tained from high school guidance counselors, at Connections of St. John, or by email from william@willigerod.com or jfuller@rotarystjohn.org The following information must be submitted with the application form: Transcript of credits S.A.T. score Record of extracurricular activities Three letters of reference. One must be an academic reference. The other two may be selected from a previous employer, guidance counselor, or character reference. A short (300 to 500 words) essay regarding Excellence. All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be interviewed. The interviews will be conducted in May. Eligible applicants will be notiThe applications, including the essay, letters of pleted and submitted to the Vocational Services Committee of the St. John Rotary Club, c/o Connections of St. John or William Willigerod, 16213 Spring Garden, St. John, VI 00830, no later than 5 p.m. April 30.St. John Rotary Accepting Scholarship Applications St. John Tradewinds A celebration of the life of Maureen Rae Sullivan will be on Sunday, April 29, at Aqua Bistro in Coral Bay from 3 to 6 p.m. Anyone who knew Rae, who owned Keep Me Posted in the Cocoloba Complex in Coral Bay before passing away last month, will surely have many hilarious stories to share. Guests are asked to bring those stories along with memories and photographs to share with friends. Celebration of Life for Maureen Rae Sullivan Is April 29Home-grown Virgin Islands talent will take center stage on Friday night, May 18, in Coral Bay. City Come Together Music Festival, a full night of amazing music all from Virgin Islands musicians. Get ready to be entertained by In the Sand Band, featuring St. Johnian Shakima Jones, as well as the band Ish, Melame Gange from St. Croix and Princess Caribe, along with DJs and special guests. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. on May 18 and is scheduled to wrap up at 12:30 a.m. Music Fest at Cases by the SeaSt. John Tradewinds The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs recognizes the importance of providing consumers with the necessary tools to make wise purchase choices. With the volatile fuel market and economic challenges that residents are faced with, DLCA continues its information campaign designed to better assist, educate, and protect consumers. The following tips should be considered by consumers in an effort to conserve fuel: Have the car tuned regularly. An engine tune-up can improve car fuel economy by an average of one mile per gallon. Slow down. The faster one drives, the more gasoline the car uses. Use the air conditioner spar ingly. The use of air conditioning can reduce fuel economy by as much as two miles per gallon at certain speeds and under certain operating conditions. Plan trips in advance. Combine short trips into one to do all the errands. Avoid traveling dur ing rush hours if possible, to reduce fuel consumption patterns such as starting and stopping and numerous idling periods. Consider joining a car pool. fuel economy by up to one mile per gallon. Pace driving. Unnecessary speedups, slowdowns and stops can decrease fuel economy by up to two miles per gallon. Stay alert and drive steadily. Avoid jackrabbit starts. Abrupt starts require about twice as much gasoline as gradual starts. DLCA will continue to share tips that consumers can use to conserve fuel and aid in getting the most for their money at the gas pumps.DLCA: Gas Tips To Conserve Fuel Memorial Service


less people riding the passenger ferry, less people shopping in St. John grocery stores and less people renting from St. John car rental agencies. Villa company owners and many repeat tourists to St. John chimed in on several online social media sites, that St. John car rental agencies are often booked, leaving tourists with no alternative but renting on St. Thomas. What are my clients supposed to do if all the rental cars are taken on St. John, said Karen Baranowski, owner of Windspree Vacation Rental Homes, which rents villas in the Coral Bay area. If I have someone staying out at Salt Pond, they cant take taxis out there. They have to rent a vehicle on St. Thomas if there are none available on St. John. Or they just wont come, said Baranowski. Despite repeatedly requesting an increase in the St. John rental car quota, rental agencies are told there are too many cars on St. John, said Willis. Many of those cars counted as a reason to keep the St. John 20-year-old rental car cap, however, are from St. Thomas, Willis explained. St. John Car Rental has asked for that quota to be increased each year and weve been told that the quota cant be increased because there are too many cars on St. John, she said. They cant give us the excuse that there are too many cars on St. John when many of those cars are from St. Thomas; thats unfair. Willis has seen as many as 60 rental cars from St. Thomas unload off the barge in Cruz Bay, she added. People have estimated that between 400 and 600 cars each week come over from St. Thomas, said the St. John Car Rental owner. Ive seen 60 rental cars from St. Thomas come off the barge myself. St. John Car Rental is only allowed to have 55 cars no matter the demand. Despite promises year, nothing is done, Willis explained. Weve met with the [BMV] director for the last three or four years and hes told us that he would reallocate more cars each time, she said. He did not do that. Willis hoped this latest controincreasing the St. John car rental quota, she explained. Between the quotas and allowing all these cars to come over from St. Thomas, weve been stymied for years, said Willis. Weve been unable to expand our business in 20 years. Were really handcuffed here. We need to remove that quota or increase it, she said.18 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Design Group, LLC tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552InsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&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 & Irrigation Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.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 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe Casual Dining at Mongoose 693-8340; www.sundogcafe.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531 Vezio's Custom Painting Special Techniques 340-776-6134 design_envir@yahoo.com St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Car Rental Mandate Prompts Swift Government House ReplyContinued from Page 3 Continued from Page 913th Annual Commodores Cup Set for May 5 and 6unique event, said Barnett. At the end of racing on Sunday we have the winners of each class, and it must be the captain of the vessel, go head to head in a Laser sail-off. Its a short sail right in the Coral Bay harbor and the winner of that will determine the winner of the Commodores Cup. After the sail-off, the fun is back at Skinny Legs where Locals on the Eight will keep the crowd entertained before and after the drawing. The Commodores Cup is sponsored by Budget Marine with additional sponsorship from Off Shore Marine and Premier Wines and Spirits. For more information about the race call Jim Swan at 690-0601 or Mike Feierabend at 514-3244.Kings and Queens, Food and Photos for W aga 2012Man has remained largely incognito. However, diligent research has uncovered his identity. Gerald Bechstein will be donating his talent and his balloons to the 2012 ACC Waga. Children and young-at-heart adults can anticipate whimsical balloon doggies, mystery monsters and Bechsteins wonderful crowns fashioned from two or three different colored balloons. All his creations are complimentary! Face painting will be another Waga feature for children. Monika Aranha from the Full Moon Caf will be providing her time, talent, and paints to entertain the youngsters. Perhaps some of the chil dren will emerge looking like kitties or puppies or lions or tigers. In any case, whiskers will be the fashion state ment of the evening. Both adults and children are encouraged to attend Waga wearing the plush ears and stuffed tails they displayed during the Halloween season. Its all for the animals. The Waga committee hopes to again offer a coloring table for the younger set. Using the fabulous Annie Caswell design which serves as the 2012 poster and T-shirt graphic, simple outlines of the Good Ship Wagapalooza with its dog and puppy passengers headed for safe harbor at ACC, may be reproduced for children to color to their own liking. One of ACCs enthusiastic volunteers will assist young artists at the Color Your Waga Poster table. Plentiful crayons in varied colors will enable the children to express their imagination. Brown, black, and gray Paws on Board passengers may be transformed into purple, yellow, or green canines just for a day. Wagapalooza is the ACCs major fundraiser for the year, and this year will be at the VINP ball 8 p.m. Continued from Page 10


St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 19 Friday, April 13 9:57 a.m. A citizen r/ a 1:15 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ that his cell phone was stolen from the Cruz Bay dock. Grand larceny. No time given An Estate Glucksberg resident r/ damage to a sign in the area of Gifft Hill Road. Destruction of property. 11:54 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, April 14 1:34 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that she was in a ver bal altercation. Disturbance of the peace. 10:03 p.m. A citizen p/r that a vehicle collided into her vehicle at Slimman Parking Lot. Auto collision. 11:48 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, April 15 12:29 a.m. A citizen c/r that his daughter was locked out of her mothers house. Police assistance. 9:55 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r that she lost her wallet in Cruz Bay. Lost wallet. 2:37 p.m. A citizen r/ an auto collision in Cruz Bay. Auto collision. 6:17 p.m. A citizen p/r that he lost his wallet in Cruz Bay. Lost wallet. No time given A citizen p/r being assaulted by her exboyfriend in the area of Estate Contant. Aggravated assault and battery. T uesday, April 17 10:30 a.m. A citizen p/r a fraud committed against her on the internet. Fraud. W ednesday, April 18 8:21 a.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident r/ a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 8:34 a.m. A citizen p/r that someone took his backpack. Petit larceny. 1:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that her vehicle was struck in the parking lot of The Marketplace. 12:49 p.m. A citizen r/ that a minor stole an Ipad from her bag. Grand larceny. Thursday, April 19 9:03 a.m. A Guy Benjamin with a parent. Disturbance of the peace, threat. 12:08 p.m. A citizen c/r that she was assaulted by an unknown citizen. Disturbance of the peace. Friday, April 20 8:15 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r that he was assaulted. Simple assault and battery. Crime Stoppers wants everyone to know that federal and local laws clearly state that you cannot abuse, harm, sexually assault, threaten or stalk your partner. You, the partner, do not have to face domestic violence alone, in fear, or in shame. Help is avail able at every level within the community. Many organizations have worked hard to change the idea that what happens to family members in the home is private and none of anyone elses business. The truth is that when someone is hurt by his or her partner, it is a community problem and if reported, it will get a community response. Each day we hear different stories about victims attacked in front of family members, particularly children, in public places, at work and at home. Domestic Violence Awareness should be a topic of discussion each and every day until the message is heard loud and clear, Domestic Violence is not tolerated in the Virgin Islands. If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is being victimized, you can do several things. In an emergency; call 911 immediately. Other wise call your local police precinct and ask for help from the Family Division of the Superior Court or; on St. Thomas, the Family Resource Center at (340) 776-3966 or 776-STOP (7867); on St. John, the St. John Community Crisis Center at (340) 693-SAFE (7233); and on St. Croix, the Womens Coalition at (340) 773-9272. These numbers are listed on the Crime Stoppers website. Domestic violence incidents are increasing in our territory, and too often lives are being torn apart or lost. Whether its physical or mental abuse, it must stop. If you know of anyone who is being harmed in a relationship, but has not reported it to law enforcement or any agency, let us know at www. CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222TIPS (8477). Your call could save a life. Tips are completely anonymous, and the state side operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest, in addition to possibly saving a life, tipsters will receive a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions.CRIME STOPPERS U.S.V.I.No One Needs To Face Domestic Violence Alone EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 / CELLULAR: 340-776-9110Hashish Valued at $600,000 Washes Ashore on St. CroixSt. John Tradewinds on St. Croix recovered a large stash of drugs that washed up on a South Shore beach on Saturday, April 14. VIPD St. Croix Chief Christopher Howell said the drugs have a street value of just under $600,000. Howell received an anonymous call on Saturday at about 10 a.m. and was told that a package was on an east end beach near Grape Tree Bay and it could possibly contain drugs, the chief explained. package from the beach and brought it to forensic technicians who weighed the package and opened it. Inside the package was 63.5 pounds of Hashish, packaged in individual bricks. Howell said a small sample of the drugs will be sent off to a federal forensic lab termine where it was processed. The remainder of the drugs will be incinerated, Chief Howell added. The VIPD reminded the public that all press releases, photos of suspects and evidence can be viewed on the departments website at www.vipd.gov.vi St. John Tradewiinds News Photo after the bundle washed up on the south shore of St. Croix. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott a few more signs last week after being damaged sometime on April 12.Gifft Hill Road Sign Damaged


20 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.BAD MOVESACROSS 1 No voter 5 Lhasa (small dog) 9 Obscured 12 Curtail 19 Sports side 20 Rice and Curry 21 Trick-taking card, often 22 Plant ailment 23 To Kill a Mockingbird novelist 25 Wisconsin, with the 27 Of the aorta, for example 28 San Fran NFLer 29 Alternative to a Roth IRA 30 Annual hoops drawing 33 Seek damages, perhaps 35 Unit of force 36 Poker great Ungar 37 Captivates 41 Internet pop-ups, e.g. 48 Lurched side-to-side 52 Its breathed 53 One crying Cut!: Abbr. pers, etc. burger 63 Space Telescope 64 Sculling tool 65 Marker bobbing on the water 67 West of old Hollywood 68 Big name in car rental 69 Medieval lyric poets you) 75 Wish undone 76 For the Bell Tolls 77 Nissan Xterra, e.g. 78 Hotel giant 82 New Mexico tourist attraction 87 NHLs Bobby 89 Yoo- ! (Hey!) 90 County seat near Cedar Rapids 91 A South Asian capital 98 Worlds lowest lake 99 Horror maven Craven 100 Smidgens 104 Popeyes gal 105 Libertarian presidential candidate of 2004 113 -arms (soldier) 117 Scottish tyke 118 In a restless way 119 1955 Arabian Nights 121 Intrepid type 122 Permafrost regions 123 Filled up on 124 Do followers 125 This, in Avila 126 Do a mailroom job 127 Kin of Inc. 128 The lama, hes a priest: Nash 129 Leopolds partner in crime DOWN 1 Within reach 2 Within reach 3 Kilt material 4 Hinder 5 Central courtyards 6 Rice 9 Regular visitor 10 Quitters cry 11 Actress Pfeiffer 12 Live 13 Jurist Robert 14 Suitors gift 15 Keep yourself! 16 Seems to last forever 17 Injured oneself 18 Summer, to Sartre 26 Mutts noise 28 Tube lovers punishment 32 Assuredly 34 Lion chaser? 39 brothers keeper? 40 Ford make, for short 41 Public prosperity 42 The noise of them that rejoice : Isaiah 24:8 43 Mir Bist Du Schn 45 Joplin piece 46 Suits partner 47 Pitcher Hideki 49 Big name in contact lenses 50 Red gems 51 Dies away 55 Betting slip 56 Catch cold 57 Lawn growth 60 Composer Kabalevsky 61 Cranston a.k.a. the Shadow 62 Microscopic Toronto Area 70 Bird of myth 71 Siouan tribe 73 Eggs in labs 76 Fish bait 79 Terrible guy 81 Frogs kin 83 Angling pole 84 Hack (off) 85 Insult, in rap 86 Foldout bed 88 Norma 91 Simple vow 92 Emmy-winning Jane 93 Fitness guru Jack 94 Thwack! 96 Acute 97 Kauai, e.g.: Abbr. 100 Fez dangler 101 Melodious passage 102 Thin down 103 First U.S. space station 106 Part of many Arabic names 107 Political plot 108 Singer/guitarist John 109 President Martin Van 110 Whats in ? 111 Real imp 112 Scots no 114 Signals OK 115 Frizzy hairdo 116 Russian autocrat 119 Slick 50 rival 121 Sis sibling 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 Monday at Scandic Executive Service's meeting room in Mongoose Junction from 6:30 to 7:30pm; and every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Registration for new students at St. John Christian Acidemy is now underway and will be open until May 29, 2012. Please enroll as soon as possible to insure a spot for your child for the 2012/2013 School Year. Summer hours will be announced at the end of May. For more details, call 693-7722. Sunday, April 29 Stop by the upper parking lot at the Lumberyard on Sunday, April 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the next St. John Farmers Market. Dont miss the chance to pick up some local, organic vegetables, local honey, freshly made tarts and more. T uesday, March 1 The St. John Film will screen another award winning Sun: What are the Bees Tell ing Us? on Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. W ednesday, May 2 The public is invited to the Julius E. Sprauve School on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the St. John Summer Youth Fair. Saturday, May 5 The 15th Annual JESS Gala is set for Saturday, May 5, at Caneel Bays Turtle Bay Estate House from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $100. For more details call 776-6336 or visit www.jessgala.com. A full weekend of sailing action is on tap for May 5 and 6 in Coral Bay as the 13th Annual Commodores Cup gets underway. Saturday, May 12 The Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden is coming once again to Tillett Gardens on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19 The Animal Care Center's major fundraiser of the year, Wagapalooza. Waga will be on Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the V.I. National Park Saturday, June 16 St. John School of the Arts will host auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Performance/ Merit Scholarship on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26 The second annual Chaotic Kayak Race is set for Sunday, August 26, at Oppenheim er Beach and last years winner is already talking smack.


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Breezy location convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline watersports. The Company that gives back to St. John GALLOW S POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 CORAL BREEZE Well kept 2br, 2ba condo live in or continue successful short term rental. Beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay & beyond. Convenient to town & recently added common pool and deck make Bethany Condos unit 6 a great investment. $395,000 $495,000 $1,150,000 $925,000 $895,000 $2,450,000 $2,300,000 DVD $1,250,000 $1,200,000 $590,000 $6,500,000 DVD $3,999,000 House alone $609,000. W ith land $825,000. NE W LISTING $810,000 $3,700,000 DVD $1,825,000 DVD DVD C ALABASH BOOM hillside $475,000 FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US. ESTATE MANDAHL $85,000E STATE CAROLINA from $115,000C ONCORDIA PRESERVE from $275,000D REEKETS BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $300,000 P RIVATEER BAY /HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $169,000S ABA BAY 19 ac. WATERFRONT $9,990,000P ETER BAY /NORTHSHORE from $1,500,000 L OVANGO CAY WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000 UPPER MONTE BAY hillsides from $799,000B OATMAN PT ./RENDEZVOUS WATERFRONT $825,000V IRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $499,000C HOCOLATE HOLE from $195,000 S AUNDERS GUT two W ATERFRONT lots $345,000 each A LSO W ESTIN TIMESHARES from $3,750 per weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS FROM $69,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! HH-TW A 4/23,5/14, 6/4/2012.indd 1 4/18/12 10:57 AM St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 23 Continued from Page 5Students Celebrate Earth DaySt. John Tradewiinds News Photo Earth Day Fair fun included a WAPA demonstration, above, and a close look at bugs, below left.


24 St. John Tradewinds, April 23-29, 2012 Continued from Page 4 buses so drivers could concentrate solely on driving and not disciplining the students. DOE, however, does not have the funds to staff a monitor on each school bus, Sibilly explained. now, he said. At least two parents volunteered to serve as monitors and St. John Rescue ing into the volunteer offerings. Parents also asked about changing the size of St. John school buses, requesting that two smaller buses more suitable to the islands steep and twisty roads be used instead of one 40-foot bus. If that bus meets the national safety standards, theres not much we can do, said Sibilly. When questioned about seat belts, Sibilly explained that no school buses come equipped with safety belts except those for special needs students. While detailing the 40-hour course drivers must take in order to be hired to drive a school bus, Sibilly also admit ted that DOE does not require random drug tests for its drivers. Several outbursts erupted in the cafeteria as frustrations grew during the meeting. There has to be accountability at some point, said one parent. This driver showed blatant disregard for the safety of these children and the integrity of the bus company. This guy the spot. This is an error that cant be over looked, said the parent. You are playing with peoples lives. It has been two weeks now and that is enough time for you guys to have done something. their investigation soon, explained Ludrick Thomas. The collision is under investiga tion and we should be concluding that investigation soon, said Thomas. I dont think any laws were broken, but we will look into negligence on the part of the driver. sue getting monitors on school buses and plan to meet with parents and students who ride the bus to ensure that all parties are following safety rules, Sibilly explained. We are not letting this incident rest, he said. Parents Get Few Answers About Bus Crash at Island-Wide PTO Meeting