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St. John tradewinds
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New St. John Group Focusing on Helping Friends with HardshipsPage 5Olympic Sailor Mayumi Roller Will Take Part in Londons Opening CeremonyPage 2 Residents Keep Pushing for Alternative Access To South ShorePage 3Island Arrests:Drug and gun bust, assault, domestic violence, trespassingPage 4 July 23-29, 2012 Copyright 2012 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Summer Loving at Cinnamon BayWedding bells were ringing over the weekend. St. John residents Sarah Groves and Jim Donovan exchanged vows before about 75 family members and friends at sunset on Cinnamon Bay beach on Saturday evening, July the newlyweds Coral Bay home. Congratulations Sarah and Jim!


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 23-29, 2012 St. John Tradewiinds News Photos London last week where she will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands. where the sailing action will take place, as she gets ready to race world, but not before taking part in the Olympic Opening Ceremony on St. John Olympic Sailor Arrives in LondonDPNR Hosting St. John Town Meeting on CZM Management Act on July 24The Department of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Coastal Zone Management will host a series of Town Hall Meetings throughout the territory, in an effort to receive public input and feedback on the departments efforts to update and amend Title 12 Sections 901-914, of the Virgin Islands Code, the Coastal Zone Management Act, Commissioner Alicia Barnes announced last week. The St. John meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria. Barnes welcomes all persons interested in the CZM development application to attend and participate. 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.How to Apply Grant Workshop Set Free HPV Vaccines July 28 at MKSCHC offering free vaccines for the human papillomavirus (HPV) Satur day, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the health center. HPV has made headlines the last few years with increased cases of genital warts, cervical cancer in women and new research linking the virus to throat cancers in men. Since HPV shows up in most sexually active people, vaccines often target those who have not yet had sex. The vaccine will available to all males and females between the ages of 11 and 26 years old and residents under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and bring their immunization cards along.Westin Resort Wins Best Floupe in St. John Festival Parade announced the winners of the 2012 St. John Festival Parade. Westin Resort and Villas won for best Floupe with "The Maltese Knights." Caneel Bay Resort took second place for Floupes with "A Musical Extravaganza." tival Troupe took second place and King Shaka Zulu Nation was named third place. BVI Sky Dancers won best Mocko Jumbie. St. Thomas Majorettes won for best Majorettes with Charming Twirlers taking second place in the category. place in the "Other" category. There is help for home-bound Seniors on St. John. Daily nutritional program geared to your needs. Applicants and caregivers, please call (340)693-8580 for further information. St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center.Help Available for Home-Bound Seniors


By Jaimie Elliott St. John Tradewinds On the heels of a well-attended town hall meeting last month, community activist Alvis Christian is determined to see a second access route opened from the remote south shore of St. John, and he is not alone. I have been speaking with different people and hearing how they feel about opening a road out to Estate Mandahl, said Christian, founder of Johns Folly Learning Institute. Currently the sole road access to Estate Johns Folly, Mandahl and Lameshur is via Route 107, which abruptly ends just after Salt Pond Bay in Estate Mandahl. In order to drive back to Cruz Bay one must turn around and travel back through Coral Bay along Route 107. The response time for emergency vehicles from Cruz Bay to Estate Mandahl could easily close in on an hour. Also with the sole access road being Centerline Road, if anything happens to wash the road out which has occurred in the past citizens on the south shore would be stranded, residents discussed at a June town meeting. At that late June town hall meeting, cohosted by Delroy Ital Anthony and Christian, a large crowd of residents remembered days when one could travel from Mandahl all the way to Estate Fish Bay or to Center line Road via the LEsperance Trail, located near Estate Catherinberg. Most residents, however, want to see Route 107 connect to Route 108, near Bor deaux Mountain, according to Christian. I have been speaking to a lot of differ ent groups of people and I think the route that most everyone feels comfortable with is connecting Route 107 to 108 up the hill to Bordeaux, Christian said. Out of all of the roads which have been discussed, this route is the shortest distance and in terms of cost would take the least amount of money. The distance from the end of Route 107 to 108 is 2.7 miles, the shortest route to open by far of the three possibilities discussed. And the route is actually even shorter, since another 1.5 miles can be accessed via the V.I. National Park road to Lameshur Bay, which means only about 1.2 miles of roadway will need to be paved, Christian explained. Both Route 107 and Route 108, which is often referred to Costanzo Hill and joins Bordeaux Road, are federally designated roadways, Christian added. Both 107 and 108 are federal roads which means there should be federal dollars for the project, he said. The area from Lameshur to Bordeaux also is not as sensitive as other areas which were discussed for possible alternative routes from the south shore, Christian added. Even though some of the road will go through the National Park, that area is not as sensitive as going through Reef Bay, said Christian. Next Christian planned to meet with V.I. National Park and Department of Public repairing damaged areas of the current sole access route, Centerline Road, this week. The next step is for me to speak with VINP and Public Works to hear what they have to say, Christian said. Ive heard that work on Centerline Road is supposed to start next month. But we are getting very close to September and the height of hurricane season so we cant be posturing on this. ble with Centerline Road, said Christian. We have to pressure Public Works to move up. The issue of opening a second access route to the south shore neighborhoods has been discussed for years, yet this time, residents want to see action, Christian explained. I really dont see where any problems could arise with this route, he said. I think it would be very, very hard for the National Park to say no to this. We need that road. Weve been talking about this way too long, said Christian. We have to go all the way here and put them at a point where they wont just talk about this, but open the road. St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 3 Thursday, July 26thINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ..........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Earth Talk ............................17 Letters .................................14 Obituary ..............................14 Police Log ...........................19 marker 4.6, at left, but cars can traverse another 1.5 miles on V.I. National Park land.Residents Continue To Push for Alternative Road Access to South Shore "I really dont see where any problems could arise with this route. I think it would be very, very hard for the National Park to say no to this. We need that road."


4 St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 St. John Tradewinds on St. John arrested 37-year-old Christopher Tronquet of Estate Bethany after he assaulted another male causing a deep gash on the side of the victims head which required medical attention. The assault stemmed from an argument between the two men when the victim cautioned the suspect who reportedly nearly ran over a scooter with his vehicle. told them that on July 15 he was near Warfside Village in Cruz Bay when he saw the suspect almost run over a scooter with his vehicle. Although the scooter did not belong to the victim, he told the suspect to be careful and an argument ensued. The suspect punched the victim, causing him to fall and hit his head on a table. The victim was treated at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center and 15 stitches were needed to close the wound, according to medical staff. Tronquet was arrested the next day, Monday, July 16, and charged with Assault Third Degree. His bail was set at $25,000 dollars and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas pending further court action.VIPD Arrest Christopher Tronquet for Assault; Victim Received 15 Stitches for Head Wound 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! VIPD Seize Guns and Marijuana on St. Thomas After Arresting 21-year-old Peter TurbeSt. John Tradewinds seizure of more than 500 marijuana plants being cultivated in an illegal outdoor marijuana growing operation. Peter Turbe, age 21, was arrested and immediately charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearms among other charges. that the shots were discharged in front of a private residence in Estate Bonne Resolution at about 7:30 a.m. on July 13. Detectives obtained a search warrant and executed the warrant in a joint efwho is assigned to the territory. juana was discovered outside the home. Some of the marijuana plants were located inside a shed that was equipped with electrical lights to simulate growth. juana was collected, processed and secured by forensic techni origin and history of the weapon. Peter Turbe was arrested at about 3:30 p.m. the same day. He was charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearms, Possession with Intent to Distribute a controlled Substance and Reckless Endangerment. His bail was set at $45,000, which he was unable to post. Turbe was remanded to the custody of the Bureau Of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing. St. John Tradewinds on St. John arrested 30-year-old Travis Bartlet on July 17 at about 5:45 p.m. and charged him with First Degree Assault Domestic Violence after his estranged wife told police that he assaulted her by grabbing her and touching her inappropriately. tigation revealed that Bartlet went to his estranged wifes home and grabbed her, pulled her into the bedroom and attempted to take of her clothes off while touching her against her will. Bartlet was denied bail due to the territorys domestic violence law and he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.VIPD Arrest Travis Bartlet for Assaulting Estranged WifeChristopher Tronquet Travis Bartlet St. John Tradewinds Kenneth Matthias of St. John and charged him with trespassing in Ultimate Villas, also located on St. John. VIPD said Matthias is a person of inter est in recent burglaries in that area. Matthias, age 50, was arrested at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Representatives of Ultimate Villas told police that Matthias was seen on the property and is believed to be sleeping, showering and using the rest rooms in the villa. VIPD also said that Matthias was for merly subcontracted to perform mainte three months ago. Matthias was charged with Trespassing and Unlawful Entry and placed on a $2,000 bail. Matthais attended his advice of rights hearing and was released on his own recognizance by the courts. investigate and gather evidence on the bur glaries and urge residents to report any thing they know to police. Matthias remains a per added.Kenneth Matthias Arrested, Charged with Trespassing, "Person of Interest" in Recent Burglaries


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When Craig Crandall was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma recently, friends and family members were devastated, yet through their grief, the family crated a new organization designed to help residents dealing with similar situations. While coping with the reality of the diagnosis, Crandalls daughter had the idea to host a fundraiser to help off-set the daunting cost of chemotherapy treatment, explained Laurie Crandall. "It started with our daughter wanting to throw a fundraiser to help her dad," said Laurie Crandall. "And we decided to make this a little bigger and better. So we started a foundation called Friends Helping Friends and well have a fundraiser each year to help someone in need." Friends Helping Friends plans to host yearly events to help residents in need and is operating unJohn Community Foundation, according to information provided by the organization. "Our mission is to the help ease contributing resident members in need," according to prepared information from Friends Helping Friends. "Regardless of the nature of their hardship, we would like to be a shining light to them and their family and hope to inspire our community along the way." proceeds going to Craig Crandall, will be a "Kick Cancer in the Cornhole" on Saturday, August 4, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Inn at Tamarind in on the cornhole tournament, or win some amazing prizes while raising some much needed money for a community member in need. a full week stay at a one bedroom Resort in Cruz Bay. The second place winner will take home $500 in cash and the third place prize Depot. The event will also feature live music and great food, so be sure to come out the Inn at Tamarind Court on Saturday, August 4, from 2 to 8 p.m. to have some serious fun for a great cause. For more information about Friends Helping Friends check out the website and click "Fundraiser," or email friendshelpingfriendsstjohn@yahoo. com. St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 5 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoCraig Crandall, above second from left, surrounded by family. P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M New St. John Organization Focusing on Helping Friends with HardshipsSt. John Tradewinds St. John residents will now have another source of The St. John Cancer Fund was formally organized on July 19 with a mission to provide monies for prevention, treatment and supportive services in of St. John, USVI. This fund was formed by a committee of St. John cer with an expanded list of eligible expense cover age, additional preventative screening options, and The St. John Cancer Fund mission is to invest in the health of the community, and although the advisory committee, may vote to make donations to other organizations which have and continue to support residents, the primary distribution of the funds raised by St. John is to St. John residents. small business owners and independent contractors. Most do not have access to corporate or government offered insurance coverage, and individual health insurance policies are expensive and restrictive. The St. John Cancer Fund will be managed by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. With more than 21 years of fund management, the advisory committee of the St. John Cancer Fund found CFVI to be fully able to manage and distribute the funds most effectively. The committee urges all who are interested in helping plan fund raising events to get involved. The St. John Cancer Fund plans to host an array of fund raising events throughout the year. Individuals and businesses may contribute to the fund at any time. Visit the website at for more information or email stjohncancerfund@gmail. com. St. John Cancer Fund Designed To Help Support Residents


JFLI Venturing to Ghana in 2014St. John Tradewinds The Johns Folly Learning Inrican coast, in August 2014. tion of established cultural links between Virgin Islanders and the is also an effort to redress the fact that V.I. cultural heritage, rooted as African coast, is not accessed as a source of relevance when seeking redress of local issues. Most critically, JFLI sees the importance of bridging the generation gap among young, middleaged and elderly Virgin Islanders, adults and youth both. Thus, the contingent going on the pilgrimage will consist of both families and individuals; all sharing a unique experience as Virgin Islanders which will inform and infuse a sense of community and pride. Toward this end, JFLI is hosting a Family Day Jam at the institute on Saturday, July 28, starting at noon to spread the word and nature of the pilgrimage, enlist contributors for the fundraising cam paign and ultimately to celebrate together as a community. Individuals and families are encouraged to attend and give support to JFLI while socializing, eating some fantastic local food and listening to some positive sounds. Information on the pilgrimage and current summer school activities will be provided by JFLI staff and students, musical entertainment will be provided by a DJ and steel pan and the food will be catered by executive chef Linda For more information call JFLI at 775-9594.6 St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Crystal Fortwangler JFLI Summer Camp students enjoyed swimming lessons 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 John are heavy with fruit and a local vendor has been setting up outside of Connections in Cruz Bay on Friday and Saturday fruit. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottMango Season Has Arrived


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About a dozen excited students between seven and 12 years old were adjusting their snorkel masks on Little Lameshur Bay last week, getting ready to assist Peter Edmunds on-going coral research. "They are doing transects," said Edmunds, who has been conducting research at the V.I. Environmental Resource Station for 26 years. "They are counting coral to three feet of water. Weve been counting corals here for years and there used to be more." "That is the message we are trying to get across today there used to be a lot of corals and now there are not as many," said Edmunds, a professor at California State University, Northridge. The dozen students are just a fraction of the 120 students in total from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix who will enjoy either a twonight, three-day Eco Camp; a fourTraining Camp at VIERS. Bay on the remote South Shore of St. John, VIERS offers the per fect summer camp experience for students who stay in soft-sided structures, eat in an airy cafete ria and enjoy telling scary stories and roasting marshmallows by the by the University of the Virgin Island and run and operated by Clean Islands International. In addition to learning how to Campers this summer also learned about organic gardening, sedimen VIERS manager Randy Fish. "We showed them how to make a tree nursery, how to collect seeds and were sending all the campers home with a little papaya starter," parasites with Paul Sikkel from Arkansas State University who has been doing research down here for years." With Sikkel, campers learned their way around VIERS wet lab take blood samples and count par asites on collected specimens, Fish explained. Campers also studied with Sar Diego, who has been conducting sedimentation studies at VIERS, Fish added.St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 7 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 VIERS Serves Up Science and Smores at Eco Camps 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 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott left, and learn from researchers about coral decline, above.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Leona Smith, Barbara Dalmida Thompson certainly Her organizational skills will surely come in handy as Thompson juggles her managerial duties along with running her recently opened fragrance store, Divine Scents & Accessories, in the former St. John School of the Arts space, in Building III of the Lumberyard. All my life I have loved fragrances and Ive been thinking about opening this type of store for years, said Thompson. From the time the fragrance store in Mongoose Junction closed, I said We absolutely need a fragrance store on St. John. This month, Thompson made sure Love City residents dont have to travel to St. Thomas to pick up their favorite scent. Divine Scents & Accessories opened July 7 and Thompson has already received rave reviews from fellow fragrance lovers. This has been a dream of mine, said Thompson. And now that the store is open, its just great. People have been loving it. Stop by the store to pick up a new or old favor ite scent for men, women and children and be sure to browse Thompsons selection of designer bags and jewelry. I currently have a great line of designer bags and the jewelry is mostly sets with beautiful precious stones, said Thompson. They are really high-qual ity pieces. Dont see that favorite brand? Just ask, Thompson added. I can order whatever people want, she said. If you dont see what you want, just ask me and Ill get it in. son also has two daughters and a son to take care of while she opens and operates her new business venture. The key to making it work is careful planning, Thompson said. she said. I have a planned and scheduled life. Which is what I have to do in order to ensure that I have time for everything. Stop by Divine Scents & Accessories for that perfect gift, or that special treat. The store in open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Sunday. 8 St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 Divine Scents and Accessories Opens in Lumberyard Complex St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Shoppers who dont see their favorite brand should just ask. Happy Holidays! STOLEN Maroon color 2001 4-door Gran Vitara taken from tennis court parking lot night of July 11. Tag # JAM513. NASA sticker on rear bumper. $300 reward leading to recovery. Contact Windspree in Coral Bay: 693-5423 or (256)-508-2063. The islands premier magazine.


St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 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 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After running a zoo in her hometown of Buffalo, New York, St. John Animal Care Centers new shelter manager Kate Webster will surely be able to handle anything that comes her way. The Niagara County College graduate studied animal management and worked with everything from anteaters to giraffes during her last job. "I was a zookeeper back in Buffalo and I worked with South American rainforest animals like monkeys, anteaters, cayman and tons of different kinds of birds," said Webster. "And I also worked with bigger mammals outside like rhinos, giraffes and bears. It was a pretty small zoo, so I worked with pretty much everything." Webster and her boyfriend have spent time vacationing on St. John over the past two years and even adopted a dog during their last trip in January, she explained. "We found the ACC during our last vacation in January and we adopted a dog from here," said Webster. "I kept in contact with people from the ACC and when the position was available it was brought to my attention." The ACC is the islands sole animal welfare organization. It runs the no-kill shelter in Estate Enighed, coordinates cat feeding stations across the island and oversees cat neutering programs. ACC is funded largely through private donations and fundraisers with scant funding from the Virgin Islands government to cover its annual costs. An ACC committee conducted a thorough search for candidates to take over as shelter manager since Sally Nelson stepped down from the post several months ago. "It took everyone a long time Webster. "But as soon as they hired me, I was down here three weeks later." Webster has been loving her new job, likening it to a zoo with much more hands-on responsibilities. "I love it; its so much fun," said the new ACC shelter manager. "Its kind of like the zoo, but more personal and you get to handle the animals. I like that a lot." her new post on June 13 and has been busy overseeing adoptions and coordinating volunteers, she explained. "I am doing the managerial things like adoption approvals, coordinating with volunteers and working with the day-to-day oper ations," said Webster. "We had our black cat party this month which was fun too." Webster has also had a crash course in the St. John community, meeting new people each day. "I have met tons of new people," she said. "Its hard to keep everyone straight." Moving forward, Webster plans to host events and gatherings, but from the inside of the ACC. the inside out," Webster said. "Im trying to get things set here in the and come up with some fun, new things." Webster is hoping her dog and boyfriend will be joining her shortly, she added. "My boyfriend is an eye doctor and he has to re-certify in order to work here," said the new ACC shelter manager. "Hes inseparable from our dog, so theyre both back in Buffalo. But were working on getting them both here soon." For more information about ACC, stop by the shelter in Estate Enighed Tuesday through Satur day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 774-1625.Kate Webster Takes Over as Shelter Manager for Animal Care Center St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Kate Webster smiles for the camera with a furry friend and come up with some fun, new things."


St. John Tradewinds Boyd. I am a Lovango Cay resident, having resided there for about 12 years and another eight years before that on St John. Lovango Cay does not have a WAPA line which goes to the island, so we generate our own power from solar and wind power. Our company, Island Solar, does sustainable energy installations and we can also help with an energy audit of a homes electrical consumption. Two weeks ago we started a column here in the St. John Tradewinds detailing some energy saving methods. We will be writing more columns full of energy saving tips every two weeks, so stay tuned. As we all know here in the Virgin Islands, we pay very high electrical rates, about 48-cents per kilo Watt (kW), whereas state-siders are paying an aver age of about 8to 12-cents per kW. We hope this column will help you save money on your WAPA bill and also decrease the size of your carbon footprint. The less energy you use, the smaller your carbon footprint will be. The smaller your car bon footprint is, the better it is for the environment. We all win Take for example a household on St. John with a 100-watt ceiling fan that is running 24 hours per day. The fan would have used 2.4 kW in 24 hours, and 72 kW in one month. Those 72 kWs is equal to 0.04 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into our atmosphere. Now, use that same fan cal culation but now imagine we have 200 homes shut off their 100 watt ceiling fans. We would be not emitting 7.49 metric tons Saving electrical energy is everyones business. Its just like picking up trash off the 10 St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 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 I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd St. John Tradewinds Love Citys unparalleled roots reggae band Inner Visions is about to head off to the states for their annual Summer Tour. Check out the dates below to catch a St. John reggae show stateside this summer. Summer T our Schedule July 27 Port O Call: 504 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina 27948 (Outer Banks) July 28 Bele Chere (Street Festival): Downtown Asheville, NC August 4 Moon Dancer Reggae Festival: (Moon Dancer Vinyards and winery) 1282 Klines Run Rd, Wrightsville, Pennsylvania 17368 August 9 Club Helsinki Hudson: Hudson, New York 12534 August 10 Schooners Landing: 40 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine 04543 August 11 The Iron Horse: 20 Center Street, Northampton, MA August 14 The Saint: 601 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 August 15 Sunset Park Summer Concert Series: Carolina 29319 Sunset Park, Harvey Cedars, NJ August 16 Castle On The Crane: Crane Beach Castle Estates, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswish, MA 01938-2647 August 18 Private function, Bedford, NH August 23 Music On The Main: Dennys Plaza, 200 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina.Inner Visions Heads To U.S. for Summer TourSt. John Tradewinds The National Park Service last week announced ing boat pier and dredging of the creek in Little Cruz Bay. Copies of the FONSI are available at the Park Visitor Center at 1300 Cruz Bay Creek in Cruz Bay, St. John. Directions to the center are available online ( or by phone (340.776.6201). The FONSI will also be available on the National Park Services Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website Under Choose a Park click on Virgin Islands National Park and follow the link to Dredge Little Cruz Bay EA. Finding of No Signicant Impact for Proposed Construction of Floating Boat Pier and Dredging of the Creek in Cruz BaySEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES:


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Since relocating six months to its new digs on Centerline Road just past Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center, the islands sole veterinary facility Canines, Cats and Critters has expanded its operations, restocked its shelves and now offers some exciting new services for both dogs and cats. Canines, Cats and Critters operated in the Palm Plaza complex near the Westin Resort and Villas for years and when the operation moved locations, it took some time for St. John residents to get used to Laurie Damron. "It took a little time for people to trust that we were going to stay here and have all of the things stocked that we used to have in our old location," said Damron. "Weve been trying really hard and our shelves are constantly stocked with everything from dog food to In addition to the wide array of high quality dog food, Canines, Cats and Critters also stocks a large selection of leashes, toys, offerings too, Damron added. "We have fresh water puffers and koi, small red tail sharks, Canines, Cats and Critters Doggie Day Care and Boarding Facilities Are Huge Hits with Island Residents and Pets St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 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 News Photo by Jaime Elliott and Critters doggie play area. Continued on Page 18


12 St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 Gold Addy A ward2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012Magazine DesignYoga teachers across St. John share information on this new website.Black Cats Find Homes; ACC Thanks SupportersUnity is the Mantra for St. John Yoga TeachersSt. John Tradewinds ACC thanks all those who Black Cat Celebration. Special appreciation to Tradewinds for its coverage of the event, to photographers Yelena Rogers and Jaime Elliott for coming to the shelter to take photos of the featured residents, to Lynda Lohr of St. John Source, to television station for helping promote the event, to Kate Webster and Kimber Marnen for designing and distributing the posting the event on ACCs Facebook. Special thanks go to Mandy Taylor for the dozens of chocolate mini-cupcakes decorated with paw prints which she baked for the refreshment table. Thanks to B.J. Harris for the cookies, and to Maia Mongie for the pot of delicious meat balls in sweet and sour sauce. Thanks to Elaine Campbell for the tray of pigs in the blanket, and to Anne Marie Porter for the huge box of cookies and pastries from Baked in the Sun which was shared by the staff and visitors. Finger foods were accompanied by bottled water and cold beer contributed by Monica Munro and Jason Corley. It takes a village to keep the shelter going, and the village certainly came through in Friday the Thirteenth Black Cat Celebration. ACC also thanks all the visitors who came to the shelter to say hello to Webster and her staff and to visit the kitties old and young. Visitors are welcome all year round Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although there are no more Friday the Thirteenths on the calendar for 2012, Webster is already looking forward to another Black Cat Adoption Day in 2013. St. John Tradewinds Promoting good health and inner peace to all the residents and visitors of St. John are two key objectives for all the St. John yoga teachers. and what yoga classes are available on the island was a real chal lenge. So the St. John yoga teachers united and together formed Do Yoga St. John website,, a yoga commu nity website communicating the when, where, what and who for all the yoga classes and events on St. John. The website contains a full daily calendar of all the regular tion, styles, and experience. The website also provides informa tion on the locations for yoga on the island. The yoga community has already organized two events: with Sacred Sounds in April at Concordia Eco-Resort; and Sacred Mother in May at Maho Bay Campgrounds. The next event is Ayurveda: Now is the Time to Balance which is happening the Many more events are planned for the rest of the year includ and awakening the artist within. In addition to the website, all can join the Do Yoga St. John Facebook page. Facebook is a perfect venue for all the yoga teachers and locations to update class infor mation, to post recent pictures and to provide details of upcoming yoga events. For more information about yoga, check the website or contact John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott shelters black cats.New Pet Care Service Available on St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds When it comes to taking care of their pets, St. John residents have long been in need of a reliable pet sitting service. While St. John boarding facilities recently opened at Canines, Cats & Critters, those who prefer to keep their pets at home when they travel had been left to ask friends and neighLong-time St. John residents Jennifer Dale and John Bullock have pooled their love for animals and are now offering reliable in-home pet care and dog walking services. Prices start at just $25 for a home visit or a two-mile hike. St. John Pets provides island residents peace of mind when they travel. As anyone with a dog or a cat knows, spending time off the rock, even a long day of shopping in St. Thomas, can be challenging. Clearly pet lovers, St. John Pets owners have six dogs and two cats of their own, all rescued from the St. John Animal Care Center. For more information contact St. John Pets at 779-7993 or email St. John Tradewinds News Photo Jennifer Dale, along with one of her furry friend


St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 13 Be Blown Away by VistaeroSt. John Tradewinds News Photos tub add up to one amazing place at Vistaero. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With full 180 degree views from the enormous decks at Villa Vistaero, be prepared to be wowed. A private villa perched high taero is listed for sale for $1.875 million, explained Holiday Homes broker/owner Christie ONeil. The best feature of this property is the phenomenal view, said ONeil. You can see all the way to Vieques and Puerto Rico. Its amazing. Either gazing down to Rendezvous Bay below or taking in the expanse from the south shore of St. John to St. Croix, French Cap the view. But if you do, youll be rewarded by an enormous deck, a huge swimming pool, luxurious hot tub and shaded gazebo area. With steady, cooling breezes, plenty of privacy and both plenty of space to stretch out in the sun or curl up in the shade, Vistaero is a great place to entertain, explained ONeil. This is a spectacular location for entertaining, she said. Ive ben to weddings there before, venue. There is so much outdoor space, its fantastic for parties. If you do pull yourself away from the view and lounge chairs around the 26-foot by 26-foot quisite details inside Vistaero as conditioned and include en suite baths. High ceilings and luxurious furnishings will make you feel like The upper level consists of a necting the modern and recently renovated chefs kitchen. A half bath and laundry facility are also located on the upper level along with two bedroom suites. Dine inside in the formal dining room or take the fun outside and enjoy the extensive covered deck guest suites and a second laundry room. The spacious deck continues on the lower level and offers possibilities of adding a gym, gaming area or even a sixth bedroom, explained ONeil. very spacious and have great details, said the HolidayHomes broker/owner. This is a great place for large groups or large families and there is even some space to expand on the lower level. Vistaero, located in the quiet enclave of Rendezvous Bay, in an area called Rendezvous Heights, also offers supreme privacy, ONeil added. Its a really nice, quiet neighborhood yet is still conveniently located close to Cruz Bay, she said. As one of the most popular short term rentals on St. John, Vistaero could be an incoming producing investment or a great family home, according to ONeil. Vistaero is an extremely successful short term rental, but would be ideal for a large family or a family with lots of visitors, ONeil said. For more information about Vistaero, call ONeil at Holiday Homes at 774-8088 or on her cell at 998-7451.


14 St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY JULY 26th Obituary 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 Grand Larcenies: 41 DPNRs plan to raise mooring fees 60 to 700 per cent to deter boaters from sub-letting their moorings for big money is utter nonsense and an outright lie. Its a money grab and a way to drive lower and middle class boaters out of our harbors and save them for the rich. DPNR needs to get out of their air-conditioned occasionally to see if the people living on a boat are checks for safety equipment and holding tanks. They already know who some of the commercial violators are (and allow them to operate with impunity). Their name is printed on the mooring balls they own. DPNR should just do its job and stop trying to screw the little guy. Mike Kolb Reluctant Ex-boaterStop Trying to Screw the Little Guy Austin HendricksSt. John Tradewinds Services were Saturday, July 20, for Austin Hendricks, also known as Beaver, 80, who died July 9, at his residence. The viewing was at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cruz Bay Baptist Church, with services following at 10:30 a.m. Burial was in Cruz Bay Cemetery. Hendricks is survived by his wife, Helen Hendricks; sons, Lt. Bernard Hendricks and Byron Hendricks; daughters, Barbara, Beverly and Brenda Hendricks; adopted daughter, Noreen Lewis; brothers, Verne Hendricks and Egbert Hendricks; grandchildren, Bernica Hendricks, Artara Wilkins, Brianna Hendricks and Wathan Lewis; daughter-in-law, Jacklyn Hendricks; brothers-in-law, Nicole Rymer and Charles Rymer; sistersin-law, Enid Hendricks, Icis Malone, Harriet and Ann Rymer and Beatrice Dawson; nieces, Edwina Lanclos, Enid Doway, Errin Jon Baptiste, Voncelle Anthony and Desiree Edwards; and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements were by Davis Funeral Home. V.I. Police Search for Missing/Run Away MinorsSt. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Departmentss Juvenile Investigation Unit detectives on St. Croix are still searching for Shenikwa Brewster, a missing/runaway female minor who was last seen by her family on June 20. VIPD detectives said Brewster has run away from home before, but in order to ensure her whereabouts, or has seen her lately to report her location to the police. John, detectives added. Brewster is 5-foot-1to 5-foot-4-inches tall, and weighs about 120to 130-pounds. She has a brown complexion and frequents Estate Mon Bijou, Christiansted and Harbor View Apartments. Brewster may also be on St. Thomas or St. John. V.I. Police Departments Youth Investigation Bureau detectives on St. Croix are asking for assistance from the public to locate a missing/runaway minor. Quanda Rodriquez was last seen by her family on July 7. Rodriquez has run away from home before, however, in order to ensure her safety, detectives are asking anyone who knows her whereabouts, or has seen her lately to report her location to the police. Rodriguez is 15-years-old, 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. She has long brown hair and a brown complexion. VIPD said that she was last seen at a church function in the Estate Sion Farm area. VIPD caution the public, including Rodriquezs family and friends that anyone sheltering, hiding and concealing this minor from her family and the VIPD can face serious criminal charges. Anyone assisting this missing/runaway minor to stay away from home and or evade police can face criminal charges. Anyone who knows where Shenikwa Brewster is or has any information about where she has been should call the Juvenile Investigation Unit detectives at 712-6013, 7126028 or call police emergency 911.


St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 15 DeJongh Addresses STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce St. John Tradewinds ness leaders Friday, July 13, that their input and involvement was necessary to ensure public policy advanced the interests of the private sector while serving the needs of the greater community. Addressing the same body he once served as president, the governor challenged members of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce to use their an environment of economic growth and prosperity for all Virgin Islanders. We cannot lose faith that the path that we set is really going to be determined by the private sector, the governor said, pledging to listen to business lead ers when developing public policy. Even if we dont agree on everything, at least you are in the room as we try to come to the common good, he said. the business community must understand that steeply cutting government spending will cause even greater harm to the territory, and hobble the Virgin Islands economy for years to come. Since 2007, the government has lost just under $200 million in annual revenue and removed apFund jobs, some of whom have been shifted to feder ally funded positions, according to deJongh. Young people are concerned about opportuniare struggling, and a much greater number of Virgin Islanders depend on food stamps and unemployment insurance, he said. Early in his administration, deJongh made a fundamental decision to not cut spending at the same rate as the recession decreased revenues. Doing so would not only decimate critical services to the territorys neediest citizens, but also accelerate the decline in business activity by reducing the spending capacity of the territorys residents, he explained. The governor spoke about the measures his administration adopted to weather the economic downturn, and investments that could only be made by the government to ensure businesses would be in a position to thrive after the recession passed: education restructuring; clean energy systems; capital projects; and health care reforms. While the governor said he shared with business leaders an intense dislike for tax increases, opposing them and other revenue raising measures could not be a knee-jerk reaction from the business community, he explained. In this changing environment, we cannot contin ue to do what weve always done, deJongh said. The governor vowed his government would vigorously enforce collection from delinquent taxpayers, as he enacted necessary increases on some tax rates shouldered by the territorys businesses. Though it has been a tough stretch for both those in business as well as for those of us in government since last I was with you as a group, it is again good to be back among friends, deJongh told Chamber members. I trust you know that no matter how tough the times are, I have never lost faith in the future of the Virgin Islands." "I have never wavered in my belief that it is only through the growth and success of the private sector that the Virgin Islands and Virgin Islanders can move forward to better days, he said. The governor closed his remarks by reminding those in attendance that four senators from the district, all of whom opposed the territorys partnership with Diageo Brands to develop a rum production facility on St. Croix, would not be running for reelection a tremendous opportunity to affect public policy toward progress and economic growth.St. John Tradewinds News Photo Gov. deJongh addresses the St. Thomas/St. John District Chamber of Commerce dur ing its annual meeting.


16 St. John Tradewinds, July 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 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 DirectorySt. John Tradewinds The 5th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), presented by Ulysse Nardin/Trident Jewels and Time, will set sail in the scenic Charlotte Amalie harbor on December 5 to 9. Twelve Open teams representing some of the best match racers in the world, both men and women, will put their skills to the test in fast-paced highly-competitive sailing action along the spectatorfriendly Waterfront. Past winners of the CAMR read like a Whos Who of sailing: Finlands Staffan Lindberg won the Open Division in 2011; while the in 2008 and 2010; and Frances Claire Leroy in 2009 in the Womens Division; and it was the USPeter Holmberg in 2009; and Por tugals Alvaro Marinho/Seth Sailing Team in 2010 that won in the Open Division. The USVIs Americas Cup winning skipper, Peter Holmberg and top-ranked Caribbean and USA Open match racer, Taylor Stephanie Robles, who made it to have already accepted invitations to return for the 2012 CAMR. Finlands Lindberg and the USAs Sally Barkow, who matched off against Lindberg in Yachtswoman of the Year, and the USAs Womans Match Racing competitor in the Summer Olympics, Anna Tunnicliffe, hopes to return. The winner of the British Virgin Islands Pete Sheals Memorial Match Race will also receive an invitation. The Open champion in this International Sailing Federation event are awarded an Ulysse Nar din Lady Diver and Ulysse Nar din Maxi Marine Diver precision timepiece, respectively. The St. Thomas Yacht Club and the Virgin Islands Sailing Association are organizing authorities for the CAMR, namesake for the late Carlos Aguilar, who was an avid sailor and match racer. For more information and to download photos of last years event for editorial use, visit: www.carlosmatchrace. comFifth Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race Scheduled for December 5-9 St. John Tradewinds News Photo ATTENTION: St. John Tradewinds Newspaper will begin its Summer Publishing Schedule next month.August 6th and 20thSeptember 3rd and 17th


St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 17 Grandparents Day Luncheon Set St. John Tradewinds The Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Alpha Chi Chapter will host at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas. The honorees for 2012 are Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Benjamin, Mr. And Mrs. Etienne Massac, Mrs. Lucille Solomon, Mrs. Eula lie Maltoney and Mrs. Bernice Jackson. Donations are $45 and are now being accepted by sorority members. For more information contact Angelita Jennings at 7792810. St. John Tradewinds Agreement last week, facilitating the development of an alternative power production station at the Bovoni The critical project will generate 815 kilowatts, enough to power 900 homes, by converting and burnThe electricity will be used to power the Mangrove Lagoon Waste Water Treatment Plant and other needs ter and Power Authority. The V.I. Waste Management Authority has executed a contract with Island Roads Corporation, a St. Thomas company, to build the gas-to-energy conver methane emissions generated by buried waste into a clean burning fuel. The MOA sets the terms by which the V.I. Enwork together to construct and implement the gas-toenergy system. The amended agreement changes the completion date of the project to September 16, 2012 28 months after the project began. The deadline to spend all funds for the project has been pushed back from the end of last year to August 31 of this year. The project is funded by a U.S. Department of Energy project grant of $3,014,046 being administered Reptile Health an Indication of Wider Ecological Well Being Dear EarthT alk: How are the worlds reptile species faring in terms of population numbers and endangered status? Whats being done, if anything, to help them? Vicky Desmond, T roy, NY The worlds reptiles turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators and crocodiles are indeed in trouble. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, which publishes an annual global roster of threatened and endangered species called the Red List, considers some 664 species of reptiles representing more than 20 percent of known reptile species worldwide as endangered or facing extinction. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service considers about 10 percent of American reptiles threatened or endangered. Diversity (CBD) considers reptiles amazing crea tures with clever adaptations that have helped them survive for millions of years. CBD also points out that reptiles are valuable indicators of wider ecologi cal health. Because many reptile species are long-lived and relatively slow-moving, they suffer from disturbances like habitat loss or pollution for extended periods, the group reported, adding that a diverse community of reptiles living in a given area is evidence of a healthy ecosystem that can support the plant and animal life they and other species need for food and cover. So whats causing the reptiles decline? While habitat loss is the most obvious cause of endangerment, declines are even even occurring in pristine areas from threats such as disease, UV radia tion and climate change, reported CBD. Over-collecting and unregulated hunting also are taking a toll on reptile populations. In order to help stem the tide of reptile loss, CBD leveraged the court system to pressure the federal government to protect at-risk species. For instance, back in 2004 the group worked with the Coalition for the Tucson shovel-nosed snake, which dwells in the quickly disappearing wild desert around fast-growing cities like Tucson and Phoenix, to the federal list of endangered species. Finally in 2011 the federal government agreed that it would add the snake to its list of endangered species which will help it get the habitat protection needed to ensure long term survival. CBD also works on other fronts for reptiles. The groups campaign to outlaw rattlesnake roundups contests whereby hunters collect and kill as many snakes as they can in a year has helped stem population declines of eastern diamondback rattle snakes. And CBDs efforts to educate the public about the plight of freshwater turtles, which are over-collected for food and the pet trade in the southern and midwestern parts of the U.S., helped convince several One way everyone can help reptile species in decline is to make our backyards friendly to them. The Center offers tips on what to plant and how to arrange a landscape to encourage reptiles and other wildlife. Landowners who take these steps may be rewarded with fewer pests, given reptiles taste for large numbers of mosquitoes and other insects as well as small rodents. Other pro-reptile tips include driving carefully (road mortality is a big issue for snakes, turtles and other species) and keeping outside areas around the property free of garbage which might attract raccoons, crows and other pests which also prey on reptiles. SUMMER SPECIAL10% OFF DISPLAY ADS(new or existing clients)Advertising Reservations 340-642-5365 info@stjohnmagazine.comDeJongh Signs Agreement for Bovoni Energy Facility


back. And we have the entire systems too; pumps and tanks and everything. tanks, the most popular new features at Canines, Cats and Critters are by far the facilitys boarding and doggie day care offerings, Damron explained. "People have been loving the boarding facility," she said. "Im not exactly sure what the projections were, but we have been close to full all summer and were totally full the next two weekends." Canines, Cats and Critters can board between 17 and 20 dogs depending on the size and arrangements and up to six cats, according to Damron, who added that no dogs ever share space. the smaller dogs can come inside, which why we can accommodate more than 17 dogs sometimes," she said. As the only boarding facility on the island, Canines, Cats and Critters has seen lots of pet owners take advantage of the opportunity to get a weekend away knowing that their pooch will be well cared for, according to Damron. "Were seeing a lot of people going on vacation who will leave their dogs for a week or two," she said. "But we also get a lot of people who just go away for the weekend, because now that there is a place to leave their dogs, they can get away. And they have the time to get away since its summer." While pet owners love the new service, the highest praise comes from the boarders themselves, Damron added. "I dont think we are tooting our own horn here, but when the dogs who have boarded with us before come back, they are really excited," she said. "You can kind of tell, they really like it here." With three long walks a day, daily designated play time in the facilitys doggie play area and tons of love, its no wonder dog boarders at Canines, Cats and Critters dont mind spending a weekend, a week or longer at the facility. "We have a full time staff member who takes care of the boarders," said Damron. "We all pitch in and help out, but our staff member makes sure they all go for walks and they all get play time. They either socialize with other dogs or if they cant, they get per sonal attention." "The dogs go home calm, relaxed and happy and their owners love it," she said. A courtyard just off Canines, Cats and Critters front complete with shaded areas, potted trees and benches, serves as another popular service at the facility, a doggie day care center. Residents drop off their pets anytime after 9 a.m., either alone or with their favorite four-legged friends, for a few hours of socializing and recreation, Damron explained. "Anderson Cooper is the king of doggie day care," she said. "He is one of our regulars who comes up to the doggie day care three times a week with his best friend Tito, who is available for adoption from the Animal Care Center. We all pitch in to cover Titos day care cost." "They also play with Latoya, Dr. Laura Palminteris dog and they just have a blast," said Damron. With no "dog park" like ones found in stateside cit ies parks, Canines, Cats and Critters dog play area is a place where dogs can run play and socialize. Damron plans to host happy hour soirees for pet owners Continued from Page 11 the Eco Campers, Fish explained. "They also got to hike out to Yawzi Point and they learned about medicinal plants, arts and crafts and traditional drumming with Delroy Ital Anthony," said the VIERS manager. "They did some gardening and the science work, and they got to swim and snorkel. and they love telling ghost stories." Fish and his staff were thrilled this summer with both the number of students who are taking part in the camps and the behavior of those students, he explained. "At this point all of our camps are full and we even added an extra Eco Camp so more kids could come out and join us," said Fish. "The kids this summer have been great and very well behaved; its been amazing." "One camper had such a great time that she signed up for the the next camp," said the VIERS manager. "And then she signed up for the next one after that. Shell be with us for three camps she loves it out here." All of the camps at VIERS are free, thanks to Friends of V.I. National Park with support from Paul M Angell Family Foundation, Lana Vento Charitable Trust, Disney, Anne Spychala Family Charitable tal & Management Company, VI-EPSCoR and the National Science Foundation, and Rotary Club of St John, according to Friends Development Director Heather Ruhsam. For more information about VIERS, check out St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 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 Vezios Custom Painting Special Techniques 340-776-6134 St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory VIERS Serves Up Science and Smores at Eco CampsDoggie Day Care Continued from Page 7 Dogs enjoy the doggie play area at Canines, Cats and Critters.Continued on Next Page


St. John TRADEWINDS Newspaper SubscriptionsSend Check Payable to Tradewinds Publishing, P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION $85.00 USD Name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip __________________________________________________________ St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 19 Friday, July 13 4:00 p.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident p/r that his cell phone is missing. Police assistance. 4:22 p.m. An Estate Quacco and Zimmerman resident c/r that she was in an argument with her neighbor. Destruction of property. 5:30 p.m.A citizen p/r that he was threatened by a male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 6:23 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident c/r that a pit bull attacked his dog. Dog bite. 10:33 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Loud music. Saturday, July 14 1:27 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that someone is squatting on her property. Trespassing. 10:32 pm. A citizen c/r an accidental injury in the area of Cruz Bay Accidental injury. Sunday, July 15 7:07 a.m. An Estate Adrian resident r/ that her daughters boyfriend threw her clothes outside. Destruction of property, D.V. 3:25 p.m. A Bellvue Village resident r/ that her house was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 3:54 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident r/ that he was assaulted by another male. Assault in the third. Monday, July 16 2:11 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r that someone was on her porch. Police assistance. 6:56 a.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident c/r someone trespassing on her property. Trespassing. 8:16 a.m. A citizen p/r that she was assaulted. Assault in the third, D.V. 11:48 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that she was slandered. Slander. 2:40 p.m. Badge #11125 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Kenneth Matthias of Estate Johns Folly under arrest and charged with unlawful entry. Bail was set at $2,000 by order of the court. Unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. that the school was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 6:24 p.m. Badge #1242 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Christopher Tronquet of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with assault in the third. Bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court. Unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. T uesday, July 17 9:36 a.m. A citizen c/r a female wandering in the roadway. Police assistance. c/r a disturbance of the peace in Frank Powell Park. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 3:05 p.m. An employee of L&L Jeep Rental c/request police assistance. Police assistance. 4:40 p.m. A citizen c/r a male making a disturbance in the area of Wharfside Village. Distur bance of the peace. 6:25 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r that she paid a man to do plumbing at her new business and he never showed up. Obtaining money under false pretense. W ednesday, July 18 10:26 a.m. A Cruz Bay Apartments resident p/r a lost document. Lost document. 1:00 p.m. A female p/r a rape. Rape in the 7:16 p.m. A citizen p/r that his vehicle was missing from in front of his apartment. Unauthor ized use of vehicle. 8:24 p.m. A citizen c/r that a male was causing a disturbance in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, July 19 2:51 a.m. A citizen p/r a male causing a disturbance in downtown Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 12:55 p.m. A citizen p/r that she lost her wallet. Lost wallet. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John On Wednesday, May 23, at 6:20 p.m., a woman at 6-0-12 Hansen Bay was home alone when she heard her front door open and close. Although she tried to position herself to see the intruder, she was unable to do so. The intruder left before being seen. St. Thomas On Saturday, August 22, 2009 around 4:30 a.m. while outside of the area near Lexus Night Club of Coki Point Plaza, 31-yearold Jesse Smalls was shot and killed. A female in the vicinity was struck by stray bullets, but she survived. Please report any incant. St. Croix On Wednesday, June 27, just before 6 p.m., two armed black males attempted to rob The Pastry Hut in Estate Carlton. One of the men is about six feet tall and was wearing coveralls. The other was wearing black clothing. Although they attempted to open the register they were unsuccessful and got away with nothing. Please continue to help law enforcement identify and arrest these criminals by telling what you know about these or any other crimes at or by calling 1-800-222TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Crime Stoppers pays $500 for the recovery of an illegal weapon and 10 percent of the retail value of recovered drugs and stolen goods, up to $2,500. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. To date we have paid out $50,495 in cash rewards to 63 tipsters, an average of $801 per reward. Crime Stoppers is run enwebsite to learn how to help.Crime Stoppers US Virgin IslandsSeeking Information EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT : 340-693-8880 FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 maybe even set up future doggie day care play dates, she explained "Doggie day care is just starting to pick up and we plan to do a lot more with the space," said Damron. "Id like to have parties up here where dog owners can meet can play together in the future." Another thing long-time Canines, Cats and Critters clients will be relieved to know is that the ofavailable for adoption, but for now is the pride and joy of the Canines, Cats and Critters staff, who dote on the friendly dog. "Weve always had mascots in that we have a more outdoor facil ity, we have a dog. And shes just great." Canines, Cats and Critters also offers micro-chipping services, grooming and has a veterinar business is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, for the pet store only, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more Doggie Day Care and Boarding Continued from Previous Page


20 St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885.FOR APARTMENT 5AACROSS 1 Nylon woven so that tears wont spread 20 Before 21 Embrace, as a cause 25 Starbucks menu item 26 Store safely 27 Supper crumb 28 Day, to Jos 29 Vented vociferously speaker Dennis 44 Fed. loan agency for 46 Bygone U.S. gas name China 48 Brand of hot sauce 50 Bros counterpart 54 Light, playful passages 56 Lilted syllable 61 Clothing edges 66 Indifferent 68 Gens. inferiors 71 Politician Lott 75 Labor Days mo. 79 Utter vocally 84 Southern U.S. forage plants 87 Permeate with a spirit 94 Cry of magic 96 Lacking any luxury ornament 100 Cages 101 California coastal city 104 Writer Seton 109 Brief sleeps 114 Gomezs mother in an old sitcom 119 Slowly, to a conductor 120 Northern and southern lights 121 Disentangle 122 Hair lock 124 Specialty brew DOWN 7 D.C.s river 8 Clark of the Daily Planet 9 Invite 10 Healthful resort 17 Iotas 18 Crying 19 Cant help but 24 Yasir of the PLO 29 Stranded cell stuff Solomon 44 Odors 49 Bygone Iranian ruler 50 Its between fa and la 55 Frank of satirical rock London theatre 57 Pealed 58 Hill builders 59 Toddlers cries 62 Tiny country in Europe 65 Stuff oozing down a trunk 69 Blizzard fall 76 Postwar pact 82 Neighbor of Ill. 88 Caterers dispenser 90 Blitzkrieg 91 Less dense 92 Evidence of sunning 99 Is unable to 110 Very little, as of salve 111 Get concrete results on? 112 Peter Pan pursuer 116 Bad, to Henri 118 Camera type, in brief 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 Services meeting room in Mongoose Junction from 6:30 to 7:30pm; and every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at T uesday, July 24 Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes announced last week that the Division of Coastal Zone Management will host a series of Town Hall Meetings throughout the territory, in an effort to receive public input and feedback on the departments efforts to update and amend Title 12 Sections 901-914, of the Virgin Islands Code, the Coastal Zone Management Act. The St. John meeting is Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria. Friday, July 27 Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) is conduct ing a series of How to Apply workshops in preparation for the August 31, grant submission deadline. Information on project and budget develop ment will be discussed in detail. The workshop on St. Thomas is scheduled for Friday, July 27, More details call 774-5964. Sunday, August 11 fun(d)-raiser for Steve Levins family is planned for Saturday, August 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. at available at both Connections for $10 or six tickets for $50. Sunday, August 26 The 2nd annual Chaotic Kayak Race is set for Sunday, August 26, at Oppenheimer Beach and last years winner is already talking smack. Sunday, September 2 The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Alumni Association is hosting the 2nd Annual Devil Ray Reunion Beach Par ty Sunday, September 2 at Magens Bay Beach shed #4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Love City Triathlon and Aquathon is set for September 2Sunday, October 7 A fundraiser for the 4th Annual Using Sport for Soaboard the Kekoa catamaran is set for Sunday, October 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person. For more info: visit Monday, October 8 Using Sport for Social Change is hosting the 4th Anevent on Monday, October 8, at


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I have seen our budget and our workforce shrivel to record lows due to the territorys economic crisis and various retirement incentive programs, Her mon said. clear over the next two years his key area of focus: health, education, safety, energy and the economy. Despite the economic challenges, the division will support those key initiatives, and has adopted the mission statement, ensuring the right people, are in the right place, at the right time. The division has lost 23 per cent of its employees since 2007, and the current requested budget covers salaries for 37 employees 29 on St. Thomas and eight on St. Croix. Personnel is responsible for the governments group health insurance, currently supervising a medical plan that covers more than 15,000 participants. As with our personal budgets, so too must the division prioritize our areas of focus so we can obtain the biggest bang for the tax payers buck, Hermon said. Most resources will be directed toward two major initiatives offering a comprehensive employee health and wellness program and the development and implementation of a succession management program. The Wellness Program should bring down health care costs, and improve public health, by helping government workers lead healthier lifestyles, reducing the incidence of chronic health conditions in the community such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The Succession Management Program is more relevant than ever with the current hiring limitations. It aims to prevent the loss of critical operational knowledge as government employees are shed from the workforce. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Islanders Xavier Trayhan, left, and Tommy Gibney, right, were spotted at California State Games Surf Competition at Camp Pendleton on Sunday morning, July 22. The two friends will spend part of their summer vacation in the Golden State.Islanders Spotted on California Coast


24 St. John Tradewinds, July 23-29, 2012 Support your local newspaper! We need your support to report.St. John Tradewinds The right place at the right time proved lucky for St. Thomas angler Vince Bryan. was complete at the 24th Annual ment July 15 at Hull Bay Hideaway, in honor and memory of Kimberley Brin, it was Bryan who 34.43-pounder, aboard the Bayliner 24, Absolutely. Bryan was one of 228 anglers, including 41 junior anglers, on 60 boats who celebrated a successful tournament at the Coors Light, Snapple and Captain Morgan angler bars, provided compliments of Bellows International Ltd., who distributes these brands and who has sponsored this tournament for over two decades. to Sail Rock," said Bryan. "Then, there was so much wind. I told my dad we should head over to Cricket Cay and we did." It was 6 a.m., just getting light, when we put all four lines in the water and hooked up on three of them, he said. The seas were then reeled in the smaller one until there was nothing left except my line. to the back of the boat he would head straight back down, said the tries before I reeled him in. I knew but not necessarily the Largest For catching the Largest Kingcash, sponsored by NEMWIL, managed in the USVI by Red Hook Agencies, Inc. and providing homeowners and business insurance in the USVI for over 20 years. prize went to Dale Brin, aboard We Be Fishin, who caught a 23.91-pounder and won $1,000 in cash sponsored by Yanmar, distributed by Offshore Marine, Coors Light, distributed by Bellows International Ltd., and Franks Electric. Miss Andrea, reeled in a 21.41-pounder to win the Third $850, sponsored by Offshore Marine, distributor of Yamaha, Yanmar and Caterpillar. caught total, Capt. Mark Steihler aboard Double Header won Best Boat and was awarded $1,000 cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar. Meanwhile, the catch of four Capt. Shawn Berry, aboard Kingingaling, the Best Captain award and $1,000 cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar. Dale Brins catch of a total of Be Fishin, earned him Best Male Angler, and a $750 cash prize from Offshore Marine and Yanmar. It was Stephanie King, aboard Red Bikini, who reeled in a total of Best Female Angler award and a $750 cash prize, $500 of this sponsored by Red Hook Agencies. The Best Junior Male prize of $250 cash from Offshore Marine liffe, who caught 44.05-pounds of Chelsea Aubain won the Best Junior Female prize, $250 cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar with the catch of 30.37-pounds of Although the tournament is Bryan Wins 24th Annual Bastille Day Kingsh Tourney with 34.43-lb Catchspecies earned anglers $375 cash each courtesy of TOPA Insurance Services, Inc. Christopher Bryan caught the Largest Jack, a 10.39-pounder, Quetel reeled in the Largest Barracuda, a 20.71-pounder from aboard Miss Andrea. The Largest Bonito was caught aboard Livin Rich by Jasmine Bryan and it weighed 4.36-pounds. Finally, Mark Quetel reeled in the Largest Mackerel, a 6.53-pounder, from aboard Miss Andrea. Winners also received over night stays at local hotels, dinners for two, and a variety of luxury gifts and excursions all generously donated by the Virgin Islands business community. Judges Herman Richardson weighed in the catches. After weigh-in, the fun continued onshore at Hull Bay Hideaway. Cool Session Brass enter tained throughout the afternoon. Later, crowds gathered inside Hull Bay Hideaway for the Awards Ceremony at 8 p.m., where the C4 band entertained. All 41 registered junior anglers were eligible for a special Catch In The Hat award. In this award, sponsored by Red Hook Agencies, eight names of registered junior anglers were randomly drawn from a hat and $50 cash is awarded, with the ninth name selected receiving $100 cash. Over $10,000 was awarded in cash and prizes this year during the tournament. Each year, the Northside Sportcommunity organizations and inwere The Joseph Sibilly School, St. Thomas Rescue and Nana Baby Childrens Home. The Club also awarded $5000 in college scholar Bryan, Amanda Ledee, Britteny Petersen, Alexander Querrard and Jr., Danny and Jessica LaPlace, and Carlyn and Wesley Ledee or ganized this years tournament. The Annual Bastille Day Kingpopular French Heritage Week activities, a week observed this year from July 8-July 14.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo