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Childrens Carnival Village Opens With SuccessPage 5Shanell Thomas Crowned Miss St. John Festival Queen 2012/13Page 4 Majority of Residents Agree That Additional Access To South Shore Is NecessityPage 7Happy Festival! July 2-8, 2012 Copyright 2012 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Photography Tuckerville Opens With Cool Sessions Story and photos on pages 2, 3, 19 and 24.


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC 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, July 2-8, 2012 Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) is conducting a series of How to Apply workshops in preparation for the August 31, grant submission deadline. Information on project and budget development will be discussed in detail. First time applicants are encouraged to attend. The workshop on St. Thomas is scheduled for Friday, July 27, at For more information contact Betty Mahoney at 774-5964. St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Departments Criminal Investigation Bureau detec tives on St. Thomas are investigating an Assault First Degree and Kidnapping. A female victim told police that a man she did not know forced her into a vehicle, took her to another location, struck her several times and tried to take her clothes off. The victim said she fought the suspect and managed to escape. The victim told police she was walking near the Ivanna Eudora Kean School at about 2 a.m. on Friday, June 22, when a man she does not know grabbed her from behind and forced her into a black Toyota Corolla at knife-point. The victim said the man struck her several times while driving and pulled her out of the car when they arrived at Vessup beach. The suspect had a knife and was trying to take off the victims clothing; however the 54-year-old victim fought back and managed to get away. After the victim contacted police, she was taken to the Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment of knife wounds to her hands. The suspect was driving a black Toyota Corolla and is described as being a black male 36 to 50 years old, medium build, 5 to 5 inches tall. The victim said the suspect spoke with a St. Thomian accent and wore a gray shirt and red pants. This case is being followed up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives. VIPD urges anyone who has any information regarding this case to call detectives at 714-9834, 715-5522, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS. The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Alumni Association is hosting the 2nd Annual Devil Ray Reunion Beach Party Sunday, September 2 at Magens Bay Beach shed #4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All faculty, staff, current students and alumni of the IEKHS are invited to the reunion party. There will be music and an array of activities such as volley ball, beach twister, dominoes, play house and much more. The reunion is a great occasion for alumni to reconnect with their classmates and teachers. This year the theme is Hawaiian, so attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their Hawaiian best. Starting Sunday, July 1, planning meetings will be every Sunday, until the event, at 3 p.m. under the IEKHS bus shed. The event is made possible by the generous donations from alumni and businesses. To make a donation or join a committee, 3660 or Andrea Challenger at For more information contact Jessica Edwards at 626-6216.Victim Escapes Attacker with KnifeHow to Apply Grant Workshop SetAnnual Alumni Devil Ray Beach Party Set for September 2 at Magens Bay


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The joy on Festival Village honoree Clifton Ashley Boynes Sr.s face was palpable as he made the rounds cial opening. Friends, family members and a crowd of about 30 of Boynes Charlotte Amalie High School class of 1962 classmates were on hand to support the longtime boat captain as Festival Village this year dubbed Tuckerville in a nod to Boynes nickname The Love City Pan Dragons entertained the crowd, a good mix of locals and tourists, before the opening ceremony began. Dignitaries like Senator at Large Craig Barshinger and Senate President Ronald Russell mingled with Village-goers prior to the opening ceremony. St. John Festival is different, said Russell. You get a whole different experience here. We have all the pageantry, but its also intimate and feels like a hometown celebration, Barshinger added. easy feat, Festival Organization chair Jane Johannes told the crowd. He gave us the runaround for years and years, said Johannes. This year, I said We have to do something for Ashley. Johannes spoke of Boynes love of St. John and his willingness to go out of his way to help anyone. Boynes has been a licensed boat captain for more than 40 years and owns Inter-Island Boat Services, which he still manages today. In the past, Boynes had his own booth in Festival Village. The Festival Village honoree was given various cate of special Congressional recognition from Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, which was deChristensen was unable to make it to the ceremony. Boynes was joined on stage by his wife of 46 years, Lydia, along with his mother, Vashti Boynes, who was chosen as the Food Fair honoree 13 years ago. Weve got the freshest food, the best drinks and the friendliest people, Boynes told the crowd. Rub elbows with anybody here tonight and youll see how loving and friendly we are. Following the pomp and circumstance, Boynes and island dignitaries made their way to the Customs open Tuckerville. I want you to behave yourselves, Boynes shouted with a large smile just prior to cutting the ribbon. hot foods and cold drinks were served up, and the Just down the street from Festival Village, the Childrens Village, sponsored by the St. John Rotary, also opened up Friday night. Carnival-themed games, treats like popcorn, and plenty of prizes kept kids ment of bouncy houses set up in the V.I. National Park Festival Village and the Childrens Village are open nightly through Wednesday night, July 4. Additional village photos on back page. 2012 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayMONTH: JUNEAVERAGETOTAL Y-T-DAVERAGE Y-T-D St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 3 Weve got the freshest food, the best drinks and the friendliest people. Rub elbows with anybody here tonight and youll see how loving and friendly we are. St. John Tradewinds Tuckerville Opens in Honor of Clifton Ashley Boynes Sr.Thursday, July 5thINDEX


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds It was night of glamor and glitz beautiful young women vied for the crown of Miss St. John Festival Queen at the selection pageant show in front of a huge crowd. With music by Cool Sessions Brass and upbeat dance numbers choreographed by Lester War ner the professional-caliber show thrilled the audience and kept onlookers pinned to their seats until the wee hours of the night. showed poise and impressive tal ent, in the end only one could take home the crown. After a close sion by the judges, Shanell Thomas was named Miss St. John Festival Queen 2012/2013. The contestants set the bar high right from the opening swimwear segment of the night. In a sequin red and blue two-piece, strapless tankini set off by a white sequin cape, Contestant #1 Shenique Davis made sure all eyes were trained squarely on her. Contestant #2 Clarissa Doyling dazzled in a goddess style monokini with exquisite gold detailing while Contestant #3 Shelsea Jean wowed in a bright tangerine monokini with crystal studded detail ing. Contestant #4 Khadijah Athanase was the picture of summer in an orange one-piece suit with cutouts and an elegant sash belt. Contestant #5 Thomas made sure to be and black printed crisscross onepiece suit with cutout details. Following entertainment from St. Thomas Majorettes and Cool Sessions Brass, the ladies took the stage in the much anticipated International Wear/Costume segment of the show. With sparkles and feathers from her headpiece to her boots, Davis embodied the fun and energy of Carnival season. Doyling transported the audience to the land of ancient Egypt top with a crystal encrusted bodice and set off with a gold headband. Jean dazzled in silver from head to toe with an intricate headpiece. Athanase stunned the crowd and gorgeous feathered headband while Thomas shared the music and colors of the Dominican Republic in a red, white and blue lace tiered skirt and ornate headpiece. For the talent segment of the night, Davis showed off her impressive dance skills. Taking the audience from Jamaica to the Vir gin Islands, with a few other Caribbean stops in between, creative costume changes allowed her to show famous dances from each island. Doyling took the audience on a musical journey with performanc Jean showed off professional dramatic chops, acting and singing in an anti-bullying scenario. Athanase got the audience going with her high-energy dance routine while Thomas shared her angelic voice in a white halter silk gown. The ladies slipped into their stunning gowns for the eveningwear portion of the night. In an length gown, Davis twinkled across the stage. In her pink ombre ice and small bow detail, Doyling Jean was the picture of elegance in her navy blue crystal studded, strapless gown while Anthanase set pulses running with a one shoulder, knife pleat, pink confection with a sheer back and silver crystal detail. Thomas embodied a classic high neck line set off by feathered After Question and Answer of the show, the girls gathered on the stage and waited for the announcement from emcee Sheldon Turnbull. With loud applause from nally said, ...the 2012/2013 Miss St. John Festival Queen is Shanell Thomas, the crowd signaled their approval.4 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 Happy Holidays! Shanell Thomas Crowned Miss St. John Festival Queen St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald


St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 5 P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M Children's Carnival Village Opens With Success St. John Tradewinds


6 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoDelegate to Congress Donna Christensen addresses a Continued on Page 18 St. John Tradewinds The people of the United States and the Virgin Islands have won, said Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen upon hearing that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act by a vote of 5-4 on Thursday morning, June 28. They now have better access to more affordable health care, the nations unsustainable health care spending will be controlled, and we will be a stronger, more productive, competitive country, said Christensen. The Affordable Care Act is already paying dividends for millions of Americans with more to come, the delegate added. Some effects already seen include: Children no longer being denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, Seniors paying less for prescription drugs, Students and young adults able to stay on their parents plans and, Being a woman no longer being a pre-existing medical condition. For Virgin Islanders, the increase of our Medicaid dollars to almost $40 million a year in the Affordable Care Act is protected and we can move forward to get the cap entirely lifted, she said. We know that chal lenges to health care reform will continue throughout this highly charged election year, but all of my colleagues who believe in the health care law will conCatch a Whopper and Win Cash and Prizes at Bastille Del. Christensen Hails Supreme Court Decision Upholding Affordable Care Act St. John Tradewinds Fishing, family and fun all wrapped into one is whats on Clubs Annual Bastille Day KingSet for Sunday, July 15, at Hull Bay Hideaway, this years tournament will be in honor and in mem ory of Kimberley Brin. tradition! Catch the big one and pocket some serious cash while enjoying great camaraderie. The Tournament offers more ways to win and more cash and prizes than any other Virgin Islands-based inties also include live bands and a charitable community organiza tions. More than 300 anglers men, women, boys and girls of all skill level are expected to enter. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, entry fees are low; $40 for adults and $25 for juniors ages 8 to 16. Coors Light and Snapple, distributed by Bellows International, Ltd., are once again on board as donated over $100,000 in cash and product since signing aboard over two decades ago. Coors Light generously prohave proven to be both a keepsake as well as symbol of an ace angler. New this year, Captain Morgan will add its brand of rum to the fun! Long time Silver Sponsor, Offshore Marine, the Yamaha, Yanmar and Caterpillar distributor in the Virgin Islands, will donate cash prizes; $1,000 for Best Boat, $1,000 for Best Captain, $500 for Best Male Angler, $250 for Best Junior Male Angler and $250 for Best Female Junior Angler. Bronze Sponsor, NEMWIL managed in the USVI by Red Hook Agencies, Inc. and providing homeowners and business insurance in the USVI for over 20 years will donate the spectacu lar $2,000 cash prize for the LargHook Agencies, Inc., will sponsor a $500 prize for the Best Female Angler. As an added enticement for junior anglers, Red Hook Agencies will also sponsor the special Catch in the Hat award for all registered junior anglers. All junior angler names will be placed in will receive $50 cash and the next


Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Access from Estate Mandahl through the south shore must be opened up, according to most residents who attended a Tuesday night, June 26, town meeting at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria. Hosted by the St. John Peoples Agenda representative Delroy Ital Anthony and Johns Folly Learning Institute founder Alvis Christian, the meeting drew about 45 residents and representatives from V.I. National Park, Department of Public Works, V.I. Fire Department, V.I. Police Department and the Department of the Interior. We are here to talk about the road components of our island, said Anthony. This is about tour ism, this is about public safety and this is our future. Discussion mostly focused on opening a second access road to the remote south shore neighborhoods of Estate Mandahl and Lameshur Bay. Currently the only route in and out of the area is via the south shore road, which ends at Lameshur Bay. If there is an accident on the south shore area, its so isolated Emmons. If we can open the road, it could save someones life. Some residents at the meeting remembered a time when traveling through south shore was common place Why cant the road be opened, said Muriel Dalmida. It used to be opened. We need a road out there. Residents in the area learned what it was like to be cut off dur ing the heavy rains of the 2010 hurricane season which triggered land slides and cut off portions of the sole access road. When those roads were damaged by the land slides it was just needed to go to the hospital, said Winston Powell. We were cut off then and it would have been bad if there was an emergency. Having a second access route is necessary, according to Anthony. Two years ago we were locked in, said Anthony. We cant have that. We need to have another access route; its a necessity. While the issue of opening an alternative route to the south shore has long been a topic of discussion, with a population which continues to grow, its time to see action on this issue, explained Anthony. This is nothing new, he said. Weve been asking for this for years. But its very important. St. John is growing and were a growing population, said Anthony. We have to think of the generation that is coming next. Its time for someone to pick up the ball on this issue and run with it, said Harry Daniel. Its time for the National Park Service to get involved with the commu nity and make this work. We also ment to make this right. Reasons cited by residents to open an access road from Mandahl to Centerline Road via the LEsperance trail included increased response times in emer ness and allowing families with in-holdings to use their land. LEsperance needs to be opened up, said Wilma Monsanto. There are holdings in here that we cant touch because we cant get there. Opening that road would solve problems as far as the south shore neighborhoods are concerned. I believe we can work with the park, said Monsanto. These roads can be opened up. The VINP was created more than 50 years ago and much has changed on St. John since then, explained Ronnie Jones. The bigger picture here is that we just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the park, said Jones. People here are related to the people who made that happen. Its because of them that we have a VINP. Things have changed and there are things that need to change, he said. We should always have access, not just during disasters. We dont want the park to be a hardship; we want to see improve ment. These roads used to be open and therefore can be opened again, according to Brian Smith. St. John is far more compli cated than it was in the 1950s and 1960s and those roads were opened then, said Smith. Today we have more people and more development. We need those roads St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 7 When those roads were damaged by the land slides it was just by the grace of God that no one needed to go to the hospital. We were cut off then and it would have been bad if there was an emergency. Winston Powell GROOMING SERVICE AVAILABLECALL FOR AN APPOINTMENTCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline R oad (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved Cyndi A lvarado Professional Groomer Now at Canines, Cats and Critters Every Other T hursday St. John Tradewinds Most Residents Agree Additional Access to South Shore Road Needed Virgin Islands Vacations & Villas14th Anniversary Celebrating 14 years of providing exceptional property management & booking services to our clients!Want to list your home with VIVA? Call (888) 856-4601 for more details VIVA-we match your taste, style and budget! Continued on Page 18


Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The old days of those three ring binders bursting with restaurant menus and maps will be numbered if Trevor Sichel has his way. Sichel has manned Trevors Activities Center in Mongoose Junction for seven years and four years before that he was booking excursions for guests across While Sichel continues to book activities and excursions at his Mongoose Junction kiosk, it was a meeting with merchants which inspired him to jump into the villa information arena. I brought this out in February because after going to Mongoose Junction merchants meetings, I saw how much the retailers disliked the villa books, said Sichel. I found out that the villa companies dont like the books either. But you need something and this seemed to work. The books often look worn and unsightly in a luxury villa, Sichel explained. There are a few problems with the books, he said. Its hard to keep them looking nice. They get tatty and Ive found many managers hid the books so the area looks good. dont know if someone has removed something, said even in the books anymore. The books are also time consuming for businesses, Sichel added. ers and that doesnt include the cost of getting the pictures and creating the ad, much less all the time it takes to stuff the books, said Sichel. With help from his computer savvy son Travis, Sichel attacked the problem from a digital angle creat ing Whats Up? On St. John. The DVD includes information on everything from charters and activi ties to shopping and weddings. The new digital format offers a bevy of features not available in the three ring binder, Sichel explained. Someone might pick up the book and look through it, but with the DVD you could have 10 people watching at once, he said. The DVD opens at a home page with a menu which allows the viewer to click one of 10 options. Click on the dining and cafe option and the screen switches to cuisine options, which lead eventually to local menus, hours of operation and even weekly specials, explained Sichel. The options continue throughout the DVD, there are 1,400 control button options, which, according to Sichel, is the most ever produced on a DVD of this type. The DVD also includes maps of the main beaches, with photos and descriptions of where the best snor keling can be found. ruary and has about 95 percent of the retail shops and restaurants included, he explained. The father and son Sichel team also recently completed a smart phone friendly website,, which is identical to the DVD and allows for instant access of all of the information. Sichel plans to release new versions of the DVD each year and can add any new information instantly to the website. The digital guide book DVD can already be found in many St. John short term rental villas and Sichel sees that number only growing. For more information about Whats Up? On St. John call Sichel at Trevors Activities Center at 7154944.8 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 Digital Guide Set to Revolutionize Villa Book St. John Tradewiinds COMPLIMENTARY Wagapalooza Photos: T o download photos visit 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


St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 9 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 Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Franklin Tulloch in his 60-minute feature SKIFF 18, the Future of Sailing is Extreme. crossing the globe to capture these Skiffs in exciting races in some of the most challenging sailing areas in the world. Shot on location in California, shares the amazing story of the reemergence of the 18-foot Skiff class through dramatic race scenes and stunning scenery. The 18-foot Skiffs is a class of boats which were created in the late 1880s in Australia, said Tulloch. little boats to pick up cargo and they started racing them basically. They added sails and built these boats out of heavy wood. More than 100 years later, much has changed from the days of the heavy wooden 18-foot Skiff. Considered by many as the fastest mono hull sailboats in the world, the 18-foot Skiff has been a mainstay on Sydney Harbor starting in the early 1900s, said the the 18s have grown into super fast, ing machines, sometimes reaching speeds of up to 35 and more knots, casting no doubt in most viewers eyes that they truly are the future of the sport. Just watching this class on the waves gets ones blood running, Tulloch added. sleds now that three people sail, he said. Its all about physics and weight distribution and theyre the fastest mono hulls out there today. Its all about team work and balance and trust. Tulloch spent four years makthe sole U.S. race area in San Franthe home base of Skiff 18, Sydney, Australia. They tried to introduce these Skiffs in the U.S. in the 1980s and they didnt go over that well, said Tulloch. Then they tried again in of bringing the Skiffs to the U.S. Now there is a regatta in San Francisco Bay and they started their own league. Tulloch was initially hired to about the Skiff 18, but the project quickly grew, he explained. I just got blown away by the maker. I really wanted to capture just grew out of that. The races and the whole Skiff 18 class are just amazing. Tulloch is screening SKIFF 18, the Future of Sailing is Extreme at Skinny Legs on Saturday night, July 14, at 7 p.m. and at 420 to Center on Sunday night, July 15, also at 7 p.m. For more information about SKIFF 18, the Future of the Sailing is Extreme, check out http:// htm. Serious Sailing Action Is Featured in SKIFF 18, the Future of Sailing Is Extreme SUMMER SPECIAL10% OFF DISPLAY ADS(new or existing clients)340-642-5365 St. John Tradewiinds


DOH Issues Annual Dengue Fever Alert Advisory 10 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 Raiser for Steve Levin on August 11 St. John Tradewinds raiser for Steve Levins family is planned for Saturday, August 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Fatty Crab. Wines will be showcased with hors doeuvres and music. All both Connections for $10 or six tickets for $50. Anyone interested in volunteering, should contact Cid Hamling at Connections. Organizers are looking for friends to dream up provement project, or providing a child with a birthday party. St. John Tradewinds Department of Health Acting Commissioner Darice Plaskett reminded residents that increased rains during the Hurricane Season, from June through November 30, could provide breeding opportunities for mosquitoes, hence putting residents at risk for Dengue Fever. Heavy rains bring with it the added risk of an increase in stagnant water, thus, old tires and any receptacle that can collect water should be emptied as frequently as possible as they provide breeding havens for mosquitoes, Plaskett said. Plaskett also reminded health care providers that Dengue Fever is reportable by law and urges Disease Form for submission via found at under Forms and Applications. Dr. Thomas Morris, who was recently hired as DOHs epidemi ologist, said to date the department pected cases in the territory. While there is no cure for Dengue, the reports are essential for monitoring purposes and alerting the public so that Dengue Fever incidents do not become widespread, Morris said. Residents should be vigilant and spray dark areas such as closets to kill off these mosquitoes as the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which transmits Dengue lives in the home. They should also follow these other tips: Keep tires in a dry place. Punch holes in them to make sure water drains out. Put plants that are currently in bases weekly. Cover or turn food containers for animals and buckets that hold water upside down. Repair or replace damaged screens; keep windows and doors without screens closed; Place a screen or mesh over Cover infant cribs with mosquito netting Use mosquito repellents containing DEET. Follow instructions carefully and use on arms, legs, ankles and nape of neck. Avoid applying to children under two years old and to the hands of older children. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald Gifft Hill School's American Flag Flies High


Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After 11 and a half years at The Marketplace, leasing manager Bar bara Tyne retired last week and co-workers made sure she went out in style. Friends and co-workers hosted a surprise going away party for Tyne and crackers. Tyne is selling her home on St. Thomas and moving to Long Island, where she will still be close to the ocean. After 30 years of living in the Virgin Islands, its time to go, said Tyne. Im excited to be near a lot of family and friends and Ill still be close to the water. While Tyne will miss her stunning view of Magens Bay, shes looking forward to starting a new chapter on the Long Island Sound. Im excited to open my new folder, so to speak, which is bulging with fun ideas, said Tyne. Congratulations Barbara!St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 11 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; GREAT EXPECTATIONS 4 Master Bedrooms Plus 3 Guest Bedrooms Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, WiFi Walking Distance to Beaches Spectacular Sunrise/Sunset Views 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 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 or email 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 or call 340-643-2936. St. John Tradewinds Barbara Tyne Retires from The Marketplace


12 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 USAs Louge Wins 20th Annual Scotiabank Optimist RegattaNine-year-old Mateo DiBlasi of St. John wins green eetSt. John Tradewinds racing at the 20th Scotiabank Internation al Optimist Regatta, based out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club from June 22 to 24. winds, it came down to a tie-breaker to determine 14-year-old Will Logue, from Riverside, Connecticut, the overall winner, topping nearly 100 other sailors. I didnt do well in the second race this morning, so it was really close, said Logue. But, I came back strong in the last race to win. My strategy is always to stay positive and do the best I can. What I really like here are the heavy winds, he added. It was great sailing. Logue won not only the overall championship, but also the 13to 15-year-old Red Fleet. In the 11to 12-year old Blue Fleet, it was Ivan Shestopalov from Miami, FloriThe winds were very consistent and thats what I need, heavy air, said Shestopalov, who added that he would be staying on St. Thomas another week with his team to train before leaving for the Optimist World Championships in the Dominican Republic in July. The BVIs Thad Lettsome won the age 10 and under White Fleet. This win was impressive since Lettsome has been sailing only a little over one year in the Royal BVI Yacht Club Sailing Program. It was fun, said Lettsome. It was also the biggest regatta Ive sailed in to date. I just tried to stay left or right, whatever direction the wind was coming from. The Dominican Republics Justina I always tried to read the wind shifts correctly and get good starts, said Pacheco, about her strategy for success. teo DiBlasi from St. John, who took a commanding lead to win. I always went where there was the most wind, said the 9-year-old DiBlasi. Now, my next race I get to go in White Fleet. That will be hard, but Im ready. The USAs Logue also won the Pete Ives Award, given for a combination of sailing prowess, sportsmanship, determi nation and good attitude both on and off the water. Meanwhile, the USVIs Maggie Finley earned the Chuck Fuller Sportsmanship Award. A record 127 sailors competed in the Advanced Red, Blue and White Fleets and The Advanced Fleets completed 11 racover the three days of competition. Sailors hailed from 16 nations; Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the British Vir gin Islands, Canada, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, St. Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, the USA and USVI. The Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta, organized under authority of the Virgin Islands Sailing Association and a Caribbean Sailing Association-sanctioned event, has been sponsored by Scotiabank almost since the events inception. For full results, visit www.regattanet and for more information about the regatta, visit SUMMER TIME% Local Discount 00 Maho double occupancy 50 Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI/BVI & PR Residents 00 Maho & 00 Concordia low season rate for non-residents Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and hiking at Maho Bay Camps and Concordia Eco-Tents340-715-0500 PO Box 310, St. John USVI 00831 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar Music 50 Maho double occupancy 00 Concordia per night for USVI, BVI & PR Residents 00 00 Concordia per night for non-residents (low season) crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! RESUL TS T OP 3Red Fleet Blue Fleet White Fleet Green Fleet


Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Inhale the intoxicating scents of jasmine and or chids while taking in the views stretching from Rams Head to Bovocap Point at Wild Orchid. This Estate Fish Bay home, which offers elevated privacy and panoramic water views is for sale for $980,000, explained Holiday Homes broker/owner Christine ONeil. operating as two separate living units. The home could easily, however, function as a four bedroom and three-and-a-half-bath villa, ONeil explained. options that could appeal to most buyers, she said. The layout currently is income producing as two separate long term rental units above and below which each featuring two bedrooms and two baths, as well as private living areas and kitchens. Or buyers could occupy one unit and rent the other unit either for longor short-term which would be good income, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. four bedroom single family home. With the addition of a pool or hot tub or both plans are available it would rent well on the short term market too. exotic hardwoods like Ipe, Yellow Heart, Santa Maria, Manchichi and Cumaroo complimented by beautiful native stone work. Large bedrooms and an open levels of tile decks at Wild Orchid. The home also includes a special spa deck, which is waiting for a new owner to install a spa or hot tub and architectural plans for a 10-foot-by-12-foot masonry swimming pool have already been approved as well. It is easy to picture yourself soaking in the hot tub under the stars and enjoying the tropical scents of With views of tropical sunrises and sunset colors fers privacy from its elevated perch. With views over looking V.I. National Park lands, the pristine vista will remain just that, ONeil explained. Its hard to choose the best feature of Wild Or chid, said ONeil. It might be the lovely, steady breezes or the private location. The views extend across the National Park down the south shore coast all the way to Ram Head. Those views are exquisite and mesmerizing and will continue forever. Nestled in the upscale Estate Fish Bay subdivision Skytop, the neighborhood boasts quiet privacy, ONeil added. Just as the name implies, Skytop is the upscale area at the top of a mountain with incredible water views, she said. The area has a good number of desirable rental villas where repeat visitors return year after year, but also has year-round appeal for residents who appreciate the privacy and quietness offered by the location. For more information on Wild Orchid call ONeil at 774-8088 or on her cell phone at 998-7451. St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 13 Enjoy Privacy and Panoramic Water Views at Wild Orchid 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: SAVE $$$$$ Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds News Photos


14 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, JULY 5th 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Rapes: 0If you are opposed to the National Park Service in(the brightest thing in town per NPS), please send an email to with your opinion. Pro or con. Signed or unsigned. All comments will So far, all emails received have been against the billboard, but we need more people to send emails. Thank you for your support. Gerry Hills St. JohnShare Views on Flashing Billboard Guy Benjamin Will Be Missed But Not ForgottenToday is a very special day for me and my wife, as both of my children are featured in todays Daily blessed us with a young man and young woman that love their parents, love themselves, love each other and love their community. I am not boasting about my children because they are winners in a competitive sport. I am boasting because they are active participants in life, which is inevitably their life. They are both writing the stories to be told to their children and our grandchildren. We as parents have to make up our minds that once we decide to create life through birth, that we the furaise our children to a level of independence that can be recognized and admired by their peers and whoever they encounter. The question has been asked of me as I travel on the Senator-At-Large campaign trail: What are you going to do for our children? They have nothing to do, they represent gangs at our schools, their reading levels are low, and math scores even lower. The school to learn. They even say, at the rate of murders being committed by our young men on our young men, we will soon lose an entire generation. My response is predicated on me having a keen understanding for raising children in this generation. I am aware of the myriad of challenges that parents encounter daily while giving time and support to their children. With that said, we still have no excuse for failure, because when we fail we leave our problems on the criminal justice system and the other government services, and this burdens our entire community. We must be so responsible minded in this matter and not accept anything less the Mission Accomplished. There are things for our children to do but we have to be more creative in how we expose them to these activities. For example: we take our children to swimming classes and all we keep saying is, I never learned to swim because I am scared of sharks in the water. Then we take our children to an activity and drop them off, then we return late to pick them up. This behavior does not show our children that we are remotely interested in the activity nor our childrens success, hence our children lose interest. Once we as parents truly show our children that we are committed to them and their future, they will reciprocate and give us back more than we could ever dream of. We believed that and my wife and I are receiving a thousand fold. There were a of couple them why they are never involved these types of negative behavior. My son said: Dad, we looked for students who come to school to learn and we avoided those that did not come to learn. This means that my children have friends from all neighborhoods and all schools, because they look for what I trained them to say and shows how I trained them to reason, not just for school but for life. Ronnie JonesChildren Are An Extension of Us Speak Out and Y ou Will Be HeardThank you Mr. Benjamin for your courage and for titude in teaching the island youth a better way of life. I also thank you for encouraging me to continue to make things better for them as well. Your words of encouragement that you gave me one day at your house will never be forgotten: Keep doing what you are doing, and never give up. missed but your efforts will not be forgotten. Whenever I am on island, I will visit you in your place of rest and we will talk again. Peace be with you. Dean Doeling, Founder Using Sport For Social Change NPS to know that I also am totally against the ugly sign at the entrance of the maintenance area. Im just the locals that have lived here for many years. How many years have you lived on island Mark? We all love to see the mainland people come down here and tell us what is best for all of us. The sign should be sent back to the states where it is more apwant! And St. John residents speak out and you will be heard! Nancy Sas Nemeth


St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 15 DeJongh Hosts Meeting To Advance Peace Ofcer Bill and Bring ATF Back to Territory email: HAVE A JOYOUS & SAFE FESTIVALrespect all people and thingsAdvertising Reservations 340-642-5365 info@stjohnmagazine.comSt. John Tradewinds Against the backdrop of an increasing number of incidents involving illegal guns in the territoa meeting last week with members cials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to discuss what the administration views as an important piece of Acting ATF Director B. Todd Jones, Deputy Director Thomas Brandon and Special Agent Trevor Velinor were in the territory at the invitation of the governor to answer technical questions about the bill and the role of ATF in the territory. DeJongh urged senators to adopt a bill in their next session granting federal law enforcement territory. The proposed bill is an extremely important tool to confront gangs, violent crime, and gun violence in our territory, said deJongh. We need that extra push to successfully get guns out of the hands of criminals, and the ATF has tremendous capabilities and resources available to help us do that. We need them as partners. I thank Director Jones and his senior leadership team for coming to the Virgin Islands and committing to the return of the ATF to work with the VIPD to combat our violent crime problem, said the governor. He recognizes that they have an ongoing responsibility to us as U.S. citizens. The ATF last had a permanent presence in the Virgin Islands four years ago. As currently drafted, the administrations proposal would grant all federal agents peace ofgiving them authority to enforce certain V.I. laws pursuant to the Virgin Islands Code and provide the protections that come with that authority. Last weeks meeting, also atFrancis, gave members of the 29th Legislature an opportunity to ask regarding the legislation, gain fur ther insight into the role of ATF in the territory and address their concerns. DeJongh has hosted several meetings over the past year with D.C. and in the territory to facilitate ATFs return to the Virgin Islands. The return of ATF agents would boost law enforcements get them off the streets of the Vir gin Islands. There are only 14 jurisdictions in the United States that deny agents. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo


16 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 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 Church Service, 9 a.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. Church DirectoryFCC Rate Changes Affect Innovative CustomersSt. John Tradewinds As a result of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide, Innovative Telephone, Innovative Wireless and Innovative Long Distance customers will notice a change in the Federal Universal Service charge effective July 3, 2012. The Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Surcharge Factor recovers the costs associated with Innovative Telephones contributions to the federal universal fund program. The governmentmandated program is designed to help keep telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States. Effective July 3, there will be a decrease in the charge from 17.4 to 15.7 percent. For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC rate will decrease from $1.13 to $1.10. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will experience a decrease from $1.59 to $1.58 per line. Effective July 3, 2012, Innovative Telephone subscribers will also see a new charge on their telephone bill. Each telephone access line will be assessed an Access Recovery Charge (ARC) of $0.50 for residential and single line businesses and $1.00 for multi-line businesses. The new ARC charge is a component of the Federal Communications Commissions program to provide affordable advanced telecommunications services to all Americans. The ARC recovers a portion of the Telephone Companys Eligible Communications Commissions Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket Nos. 96-45 and 01-92; Nos. 03-109,05-337, 07135 and 10-90; and WT Docket No. 10-208 (76 FR 78384, 76 FR 76623). Customers with questions regarding this notice should contact 340-779-9999. Innovatives Busip.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. St. John Tradewiinds Carolina Corral Adds New TransportCape Air Spreads Its Wings in CaribbeanSt. John Tradewinds Cape Airs Caribbean presence has expanded with the start of service between St. Croix, USVI and Vieques, Puerto Rico. Cape Air will operate daily service between the $70 each way. Originally, the service, which ran from December 11, 2011, through May 7, 2012, was slated to be seasonal only. The decision to connect these two islands made after consideration of customer feedback, as well as requests from government and tourism lead ers on St. Croix and Vieques. As both Vieques and St. Croix continue to grow as not only tourist destinations, but also commerce centers, we realized that providing inter-island ser Cape Airs Vice President of Planning Andrew Bonney. It is important for us to be able to listen to the suggestions of our passengers, and respond quickly to meet those needs. Senator Alicia Hansen, a Member of the 29th Legislature of the US Virgin Islands, was instrumental by offering encouragement for the return of the daily service.


St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 17 Making Small Businesses Greener Dear EarthT alk I own a small business and would like to do what I can to minimize its impact on the environment. Can you help me? Jacob Levinson, New Y ork, NY There are many ways to green up any business, be saving money. Just like individuals, businesses can measure their carbon footprints to get a sense of where they are starting from and to get some initial ideas of areas to focus on to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sions Calculator to help small businesses get started. Another option is to enroll in TerraPasss Carbon Balanced Business program, which helps commer cial entities measure and then offset the greenhouse gas emissions they are responsible for generating. Beyond carbon footprints, there are many other things businesses can do to minimize their environmental impacts. should shift the paper paradigm the average ofemployee. Reducing your waste and purchasing paper with post-consumer recycled content can help save trees and nudge the pulp and paper industry, one of the most environmentally destructive industries in the world, toward a less damaging path, NRDC reported. Some easy ways to do this include: setting printers to use both sides of a page (or designating a draft buying copy paper with a 30 percent or more postconsumer recycled content; collecting used paper separately for recycling; and stocking bathrooms with post-consumer recycled tissue products. save the Earth while saving money too. NRDC recommends taking advantage of the fact that most utili ties offer free or inexpensive energy audits, whereby an engineer examines operations and provides a report about how to save on energy costs. Turning off lights and electronics at the end of the work day can save bundles of energy. Plug all your appliances into a power strip and day, suggested NRDC. Also, setting computers to sleep or hibernate when inactive will further reduce a businesss footprint. And NRDC says to lose the screensavers: Flying toasters and slideshows can use up about $50 of electricity in a year. look for the EnergyStar label which means that the federal government has rated the particular unit highCutting water waste will also make a business run greener. The group says to install faucet aerators and where applicable for nonpotable uses such as water ing gardens. Lastly, NRDC suggests creating a greener work environment, given that employees are on the front lines of any sustainability initiatives a business chooses to make perhaps by creating a green team with members from all divisions of the organization to help implement plans and bring new ideas to the table. Those looking to take their businesses down a Your Business guides on NRDCs website. The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the territory more than half a million dollars to hire six ernor John deJongh last week. The 2012 Community Oriented Police Service (COPS) Hiring Program will provide the Virgin Islands Police Department with an estimated $562,600 over the three year period of the grant, with a local match of $187,500. The money can be spent to hire military veterans with initiating or enhancing community policing in the territory. cers who will be involved in community policing programs of the kind that have been proven to reduce crime and foster cooperation between the territorys residents and the Virgin Islands Police Department, gram will focus on building partnerships with other enhance the departments ability to solve problems in the territorys many diverse communities. As part of the program, VIPD will be required to ports to Department of Justice monitors.


one will win $100 dollars, for a total award of $500. Juniors must be present to win. Meanwhile, Bronze Sponsor, TOPA Insurance Services Inc., will donate the $375 each in prizes for anglers catching the Largest Jack, Largest Barracuda, Largest Bonito and Largest Mackerel. tille Day T-shirt thanks to the combined sponsorship support of Coors Light, Captain Morgan and Bellows International Ltd; Offshore Marine; and NEMWIL, as well as a small bag with goodies courtesy of Hawaiian Tropic. Once again, local hotels and restaurateurs have contributed overnight stays and dinners for two, respectively, as additional prizes. in 1987, the tournament last year attracted 213 anglers, including 34 junior anglers, aboard 62 boats. Ernest Quetel, Sr., of St. Thomas, reeled in the LargAlpha-Q. Entry forms can be obtained from Neptune Fishing Supplies. A Captains Meeting and Registration will be at 7:30 p.m. at Hull Bay Hideaway on Friday, July 13. Late Registration will also be on Saturday, July 14, at Hull Bay Hideaway from 12 Noon until 7 p.m. Fishing starts at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday July 15th, and ends at 12 Noon, sharp. From noon until 2 p.m., while the weigh-master and judges go to work, all anglers can quench their thirst at either a Coors Light and Paradise Rum punch or Snapple open bar, depending on age. There will be drink, food and live music throughout the afternoon for the public who come down to see the catch and catch the fun of the day. Cool Session will play from noon until 5 p.m. and C4 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Hull Bay Hideaway will be serving a special dinner menu of Beef Brisket, Roast Pork, the Cob and Roll. The Awards Ceremony starts at 8 p.m. at Hull Bay Hideaway. The tournament has become one of the highlights of French Heritage Week July 8-14 festivities. The Rescue and Nana Baby Childrens Home, as well as provides college scholarships. To receive a scholar ship application, email or call 998-0854. 18 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, 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 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; 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 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 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 Sun Dog Cafe Casual Dining at Mongoose 693-8340; www.sundogcafe.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar tel. 340-642-0531 Vezio's Custom Painting Special Techniques 340-776-6134 St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Additional South Shore Road Access Is NeededCatch a Whopper and Win Cash Continued from Page 6 opened. Even tourists want to be able to drive from Lameshur to Cruz Bay without backtracking through Cor al Bay, explained Anthony. Tourists come and have the same problem too, he said. They want to see more of the island and we want to move forward. Opening the road does not mean residents are against the park, Anthony added. Were not against the birds and the bees, he said. Were not saying destroy the park. Were just saying this is a necessity and pen. As a Coral Bay resident and former road engineer as well as president of the Friends of VINP, Joe Kessler shared a different per spective on the issue. We need to prioritize, said Kessler. The main access road to Coral Bay is undermined and the hillsides continue to fall down. Nothing has been done to solve this problem, Kessler said. Opening south shore would require serious drainage work to traKessler added. A south shore road would require major drainage engineering, he said. Youre talking about $20 to $30 million to service a community of a few hundred. We have to look at doing the most we can do with what we have to serve the most amount of people we can. A piece of legislation enacted in 1962 which allows VINP to mainownership of the roads by the local government was cited by several residents as the legal okay to open the roads. The act, however, does not spedahl to LEsperance and left VINP public. about this document, said VINP Deputy Superintendent Mike Anderson. While the Department of the Interior could work with the local government on the road access issue, the directive must come the Virgin Islands, explained Basil Department of Interiors Insular Affairs. Roads are not necessarily outside our scope, but there are other funds better suited to these types of projects like Federal Highway Transportation funds, said Ottley. Were always willing to sit and see how funds can be leveraged for the community, but we must follow the priorities of the local government, who you elected. Despite a lack of answers, the town meeting offered residents a chance to express their views, explained Anthony. We are not going to get all of the answers tonight, he said. This is to get your concerns heard and to get a feeling for this issue. meetings we are going to be hosting. Continued from Page 7 A south shore road would require major drainage engineering. Y oure talking about $20 to $30 million to service a community of a few hundred. We have to look at doing the most we can do with what we have to serve the most amount of people we can.


St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 19 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of the entire law abiding community. St. John On Wednesday morning, June 13, the Director of the Department of Public Works discovered that the warehouse at #6 Estate Susannaberg was bur glarized again. The burglar(s) gained entry through one of the windows and stole four wrecker tires. St. Thomas On Thursday, May 17 at about 12:40 a.m., a man in the area of Bethlehem House Hospital he was held up by two masked men who were armed with a silver hand gun. The robbers stole his licensed black Taurus Millennium 40-caliber a dark gray Xcover cell phone, $120 in cash and a in an unknown direction. St. Croix The Cold Case Unit needs additional information in solving the following murders. Tell what you know: Around February 24, 2000, Mario Mensa Daniels disappeared. Subsequently his skeletal remains were found. On November 13, 2001, Leandre Bobo Dred Smith, was gunned down in broad daylight in the vicinity of the Charles Howard Memorial Hospital in Richmond. On June 1, 200,2 Edwin Miller Velasquez was reported missing. His body was found in a shallow grave in the area of Williams Delight. On November 3, 2004, Tyrone Knight was killed inside the FNA Service Station in Sunny Lets continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the state side operators speak several languages. The mini mum reward for information that leads to the ar rest of a burglar is $536. For an armed robber the reward is $900. For a murder suspect it is $1,500. For the recovery of stolen property the reward is 10 percent of its retail value. VIPD Police Chief and T wo Deputy St. John Tradewinds Another chapter in the Virgin Islands Police Department was ushered in with the swearing in of St. Thomas/St. John Police Chief Darren Foy and St. John Deputy Police Chief Maria Colon-Jones on Monday, June 11, at the Virgin Islands Superior Court. The day had additional sigChief Foy is one week shy of celebrating his 20th anniversary with the VIPD and Deputy Chief Jones makes VIPD history as the second female Deputy Chief. The following day on St. Croix, Tuesday, June 12, retired Captain James Parris was sworn in as St. Croix Deputy Police Chief. Following his retirement in 1994 after 30 years of service, Captain Parris returned to the VIPD in 2009 as a member of the Cold Case Task Force. The St. Thomas swearing in ceremony took place with Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar Afterwards, friends, family and co-workers gave their congratulations. They are handpicked; this is the face of new leadership in the VIPD, said VIPD Commissioner Henry White. They have the time and experience; their background arrived, merit should be the guiding rule. I am looking forward to them providing leadership in this district for many years, said White. Chief Foy said he felt wonder ful at achieving this milestone. I always said I wanted to set goals for myself and my goals have always been to hold certain ranks within the police department, said Foy. I know everything is on my shoulders, Im ready for it. I have been preparing myself every day for this. Every day when I put on my uniform or go to my assignments to help make the Virgin Islands a safer place, and I am going to continue to do that, said Foy. Deputy Chief Jones said she was really proud to follow in Deputy Chief, Sylvia Thomas. This is an historical moment, said Jones. Its been more than 20 years since a female has been appointed Deputy Chief, so I have to do a really good job. Hopefully this will be a pathway for other female police to follow. On St. Croix on Tuesday, Judge Julio Brady administered the Oath James Parris in his courtroom in the V.I. Superior Court. St. Croix Chief of Police Christopher Howell made welcoming remarks to coworkers, friends and family gathered in the courtroom before the swearing in. Parris recently served in the Cold Case Squad and was part of the team that made the arrests in the case of the missing Police Corporal, Wendell Williams. I have been doing the job of teen months, Howell said, Its a relief to have a person of the caliber of Captain Parris as the Deputy Chief for St. Croix. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and history of the department with him. Commissioner White said Par ris was asked to serve as Deputy Chief several times and declined. After the wounding of the two the position. Timing is everything, and there is not a more important time then now, White said. It takes a good team to tackle the issues of this community, and now we have a good balance on both the St. Thomas St. John side and the St. Croix side. Parris was a man of few words This is a time of change in the Virgin Islands and I look forward to working with the Commissioner and the Police Chief, said Parris. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers Festival Village Opens to Music by Cool Sessions Brass


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S OME SELLER FI N A NCI N G !! HH-TW 7.2.2012 B.indd 1 6/28/12 9:05 AM St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 23 St. John Tradewinds We need more federal help to restore the safety of our communities and protect the lives of our children, said Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen at last weeks Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing on Oversight, Investigations and Management on U.S. Caribbean Border Security. Christensen and Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi joined the Subcommittee and asked for more federal gun violence that has bloated the murder rate in the U.S. Caribbean territories. All of the statistics point to a single conclusion: while federal law enforcement roic work in Puerto Rico and the USVI, the federal government as a whole has yet to respond to the public safety crisis in these two territories with anything approaching the sense of urgency that is required, said Resident Commissioner Pierluisi. The Subcommittee listened to testimony who graphically illustrated the threat to the neighborhoods and communities, many of whom are innocent bystanders in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. They also heard Customs and Border Protection Agency, the Customs Enforcement Agency. Christensen, Pierluisi and Fortuno decried the lack of a Caribbean Border Strategy akin to the one being deployed on the Southwest federal and local assets and increases the The federal response has been inadJohn deJongh wrote in a written statement. The major drug cartels have targeted our islands because our borders are largely unprotected and our mail is typically uninspected. Weaponry is being smuggled into the territories in cargo vessels, fast boats and the U.S. mail. We have observed that there is a clear mismatch between the level of drug related violence occurring along the U.S. Caribbean Border and the size and scope of the federal ly evidenced by the absence of any kind of comprehensive interagency strategy by the federal government to counteract the drug violence and national security threats these criminal networks generate along the U.S. Caribbean Border. We cannot allow this threat to take hold along the U.S. Caribbean Border where drug ernor Fortuno said. Christensen described a recent major cocaine bust off the coast of St. Croix where the perpetrators escaped because the coast to capture them. William D. Lee if there were plans in place to deploy them to the Virgin Islands. There were plans to replace six aging cutters stationed in the Caribbean, Lee responded. for the launch of the Rescue 21 system recently, Christensen was informed that three fast boats now being built would be deployed to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Christensen also asked Asst. Commissioner Kevin Mcaleenan of Customs and Border Protection when a Border Patrol Unit be deployed. You have heard how monumental the problem is in Puerto Rico, I am begging and pleading that you ensure that we in the U.S. Virgin Islands have the coverage that we need, Christensen said. B. Todd Jones, Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was in the Virgin Islands recently meeting with and Agent Trevor Velinor recently to discuss the agencys redeployment to the territory in light of the increased gun violence. enforcement vacancies in the territory would the Virgin Islands Legislature to grant peace During her seventh term, Christensen successfully obtained more border security for the Virgin Islands made visible by the stapatrol Virgin Islands waters to assist with drug interdiction, illegal smuggling and rescue operations. It was a culmination of several years of work as a Member of the Committee on Homeland Security which entailed bringing down several congressional delegations to the Virgin Islands to be briefed by local law determine the needs of the Caribbean border and making an appropriation to the Coast Delegate Christensen Asks for More Federal Protection of Caribbean Border


24 St. John Tradewinds, July 2-8, 2012 Opening Night at Tuckerville St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Photography