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VINP Creating 3D Images of Reef Bay PetroglyphsPage 5 Sustainable Island Living Series Starts with Bag ItPage 7GBS Classes Disrupted Due To Bee ProblemPage 3 January 28-February 3, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersRoots Reggae Legends Rock Love City ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON BACK PAGE. Cruz Bay Street Addressing Pilot Program Meeting Set for Jan. 30Page 2Del. Christensen Hosting Town Hall Meeting on January 29Page 2 VIPD Conrms Skeletal Remains Belong to Missing St. John Woman21-year-od Seara Samantha James Body Identied by FBI Page 3


St. John Tradewinds Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen announced last week that she will host town hall meetings across the territory during the Congressional District Work Period next week to discuss her agenda for the 113th Congress and to take and answer questions from constituents. Christensens focus for her ninth term will be on energy, economic development, health care, crime and education, she explained. These are the issues that are of most concern to the territory at this time, Christensen said. With my new Committee assignments on Energy and Commerce, I will be vigorously pursuing these issues. The town hall meetings are an opportunity to get your input on how we should approach these concerns. The town hall meeting on St. John will be at the Julius Sprauve School from 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. Christensen will host meetings on St. Thomas and St. Croix as well. Please come out and let us hear from you on the issues that you most care about, Christensen said. EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 ADVERTISING CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 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 COPYRIGHT 2013 All 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, January 28-February 3, 2013 Governor John deJongh will deliver his annual State of the Ter ritory Address before a formal session of the 30th Legislature on Monday, January 28. The session will be convened by Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone at 6:45 p.m. and deJongh is expected to begin his address shortly after 7 p.m.DeJongh Delivering State of TerritoryAuto Accident at the Roundabout Town Hall Meeting with Delegate on Jan. 29 Join the love on Thursday, February 14, at 5 p.m. at Trunk Bay Beach at a free vow renewal ceremony hosted by Minister Anne Marie Porter. Known as the islands barefoot minister, Porter has been hosting this free event for the past decade. She has been joined on the beach by 875 couples and many tourists who return annually to meaningful way to celebrate Valentines Day. No reservations are necessary. Couples just show up and many bring their families and friends to witness their wedding vow reFree Vow Renewal Celebration Is Valentines Day at Trunk Bay BeachLieutenant Governor Gregory Francis announced last week that Cruz Bay is among the three local communities that have been selected as pilot projects for the Virgin Islands Street Addressing Initiative. The addressing methodology will be tested in Mon Bijou on St. Croix, downtown Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas and Cruz Bay on St. John. A series of community meetings will be hosted during this week to discuss the pilot projects and what residents can expect to occur standardized addressing system. The project team will meet on Wednesday, January 30, St. John, St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The group will meet on Wednesday night on St. Thomas and Thursday evening on St. Croix. Residents of the pilot project communities, community leaders and the general public are invited to attend the scheduled meetings. For more information on the Street Addressing Initiative or community meetings, contact Chris George, GIS Coordinator/SAI Project Manager at (340)776-8505 ext. 4321 or email vistreets@ Bay Street Addressing Pilot Meeting Scheduled for January 30First responders Road apparently lost its conditions were not St. John Tradewinds News The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The guest speaker for Sunday, February 3, is Merry Stockwell, who will speak on Notes From My Pilgrimage to Transylvania Did you know that our Unitarian roots are indeed in Transylvania? Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.Merry Stockwell To Speak at UU Feb. 3


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Blame it on the bees. Last week, Guy Benjamin School was disrupted when a hive of bees swarmed the Coral Bay public elementary schools yard. at noon on Thursday, January 24, after one student and the school counsellor were stung, according to GBS Principal Brenda Dalmida. in a tree near the schools back gate adjacent to When a local beekeeper tried to extract the hive, however, he was in for a surprise. We didnt know there were two hives up there until they went in and pulled the one hive out, said Dalmida. The bees started swarming and then the beekeeper found out that there was another hive. other areas of the campus, while the bees were swarming, Dalmida added. We tried to hold on as long we could, said the GBS Principal. But when we had one student and then our counsellor Miss Cross get stung, we had to close. were unsure of what Friday, January 25, would bring as far as the bees and classes at GBS. When it was determined that the bees were still a danger, GBS classes were transferred to the Julius E. Sprauve Schools Cruz Bay campus but just for the day, explained Dalmida. Well be back at GBS in Coral Bay on Monday, she said. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Department detec tives said last week that human skeletal remains found in Estate Adrian in August 2012 have been St. John resident Seara Samantha James. James has been missing since October 2011. VIPD detectives contacted the James family privately and gave them the opportunity to begin to deal with their loss before releas ing the information to the public, according to information from VIPD. The last time James contacted a family member was around 5 p.m. on October 11, 2011. She was last seen in Cruz Bay at Castaways Bar, Natures Nook and Mongoose missing persons report with the VIPD two days later, on October 13, 2011. On August 1, 2012 hikers discovered skeletal remains in the Estate Adrian area of St. John. to the lab at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on August 8, 2012 and received the results the week of January 14, 2013. St. Thomas/St. John VIPD Chief Darren Foy and St. John Deputy VIPD Chief Maria Colon Jones extended their condolences to the family of Seara Samantha James. It remained unclear last week James was killed in the Estate Adrian area or if she died elsewhere and was left in the mid-island location. James remains were found in a remote area of St. John, ment last week on the cause of James death, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. We are not elaborating on the cause of her death at this present time because the investigation is ongoing, VIPD District Chief Foy was quoted in the report. We have several active leads that we are following up on, and we are not ready to disclose to the general public any more information. Anyone with information about the disappearance of James or her death, should call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477, or VIPD Major Crimes at (340) 715-5545 or (340) 715-5546. St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 3 Tradewinds Thursday, Jan. 31stGuy Benjamain School Classes Disrupted Due to Bee Problem at Coral Bay Campus INDEX VIPD Conrms Skeletal Remains Belong to Missing St. John WomanWe are not elaborating on the cause of her death at this present time because the investigation is ongoing. We have several active leads that we are following up on, and we are not ready to disclose to the general public any more information.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The St. John Relay for Life is just around the corner and planned activities have kicked into high gear. Teams from across St. John and even St. Thomas are expected to for the event, which kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 9. The American Cancer Society Fundraiser is a reminder that cancer never sleeps, and the event features at least one member from each team walking around a makeshift track until 10 a.m. the following morning. Entertainment and activities are planned throughout the night and the event will also feature a Suvivors Dinner, a Luminary Ceremony and more. One of the teams getting in on the fun, and fundraising, is the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center team, which is calling itself the MKS Stars, explained team captain Debi Emmett. Our theme is Star light, star bright, we hope a cure is found tonight, said Emmett. The team is hosting a bake sale on Tuesday, February 5, at MKSCHC from 8:30 a.m. until the goodies run out, which might not be too long. We have some really good bakers, so I expect the food to go pretty quickly, Emmett said. The team will also be selling luminary bags as well as crocheted and decorated stars which they will personalize and hang in the MKS Stars team tent during the Relay for Life, Emmett added. For Emmett, taking part in the Relay for Life is an important way explained. My childrens father passed from cancer two years ago at the age of 57, she said. Also my stepfather and my grandmother also passed away from cancer. There is history there. a team from MKSCHC has taken part in the St. John Relay for Life, the group got a head start on planning this year, Emmett explained. We had a team last year and it was a success, but this year we jumped on it earlier, she said. There is so much enthusiasm. The girls are cutting out stars and crocheting stars and its a lot of fun. Emmett hoped this year would compare to previous St. John Relay for Life fundraisers, which raised between $80,000 and $120,000 for the local chapter of the ACS. We did very well as a whole on St. John last year and wed like to improve on that, said Emmett. While there are several groups across the territory which support ease will take effort by all organizations, explained Emmett. Weve got to beat this big C somehow, she said. Its going to take all of our resources and our support. The Relay for Life is a community effort and its really fun. The MKSCHC team includes among its 15 members, one man who is on a mission to set a per sonal record, Emmett added. Christopher Powell walked six hours straight last year and he is determined to beat that record this year, she said. And hes not just out there sauntering around the track. In additon to Powell and Emmett, the MKSCHC team consists of Lisa Samuel, Olivetti Samuel, Kelly Beach, Sharelle Francis, Uli Powell, Jamie Ickes, Dan Willis, Dora Tira, Morvel Vanterpool, Augustine Esteves, Tonya Jackson, Billy Johnson, Deborah Manseau and Dr. Joseph Dejames Of course, there might not be anyone more capable of staying up all night long, than the well-trained nurses and doctor at MKSCHC. For more information about the St. John Relay for Life, set for February 9 and 10, call Lor raine Baa at 775-5373, or Loren Abramson at 513-2159 or email 4 St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 Christopher Powell walked six hours straight last year and he is determined to beat there sauntering around the track. Support MKSCHC St. John Relay for Life T eam at Feb. 5 Bake Sale ST.JOHN,USVI By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Get ready for a full night of entertainment while raising much needed funds for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society in Winston Wells ball at St. John Relay for Life. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. have scheduled a full roster of fun and games, live entertain ment and moving stories from cancer survivors. The entertain ment will help the 16 members from each Relay for Life keep walking around the make-shift track inside Winston Wells ball The event is a reminder that cancer never sleeps and walkers will put miles under their feet before the event wraps up on Sunday, February 10, at 10 a.m. An opening ceremony will kick off the St. John Relay for Life from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Cancer around the track, followed by caregivers, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. During that time, a cancer survivor is expected to share her story of survival with the Live drumming will lead the team parade events which are slated to begin around 6 p.m., followed by a delectable sur ing for the dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the second will be at 7 p.m. Those with big appetites will not want to miss the chicken wing eating competition, set to get under way at 8 p.m. The evening will turn serious at 9 p.m. with the touching luminary ceremony. Luminary bags are sold for $5 each and are either in memory of someone who has died from cancer or in support of someone who has survived the disease.Full Slate of Entertainment Planned for Relay for LifeContinued on Page 18 Support youth sailing on St. John and enjoy a sunset sail aboard the historic schooner Roseway on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9. Kids and the Sea, St. John volunteer youth sailing program. More information will be available next week.Schooner Roseway Setting Sail Out of Coral Bay March 8 and 9


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds V.I. National Park archaeol impressively high-tech images of the Reef Bay petroglyph thanks to support from the University of South Floridas Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies. When VINPs archaeologist and cultural resources manager Ken Wild discovered a previously unseen petroglyph in the Reef Bay area several years ago, it drew attention from national organizations dedicated to glyph research and preservation, Wild explained. Several organizations were putting together a grant to do scanning projects throughout the National Parks and our discovery drew attention so they included us in their project, Wild said. Theyre also doing work in Hawaii and other major glyph areas. Wild and VINP archaeology USFs Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies and the Southeast Archaeological Center spent three days at Reef Bay documenttion and 3D. The team utilized terrestrial laser scanning to provide 3D capture of the glyphs and their setting, allowing for digital preservation of these fragile resources in amazing clarity, Wild explained. What it does is it shoots out millions of points that allow you to actually map the glyph physically into a 3D image so hopefully well be able to pick up a new glyph not seen before, he said. There are certain times of the day where the light might allow you to see things you dont normally see. This will allow us to have the capability to look the glyph in the best possible angle and light. Wild and his partners spent hours at Reef Bay each day, painstakingly capturing the petroglyphs from different angles while saving and compiling the images into a 3D of the glyph, he explained. Like shooting a laser beam and you get the exact distance, you shoot millions of them at once and you get the 3D image in cyber space, Wild said. transformation imaging or RTI, to details that have been eroded and weathered by time, explained Wild. It took all day; its a long process, he said. You shoot each glyph maybe 129 times with the light coming in all different directions and then you combine all those photos. Its really amazing technology. That amazing technology has quite a price tag, Wild added. Its a fancy $100,000 piece of equipment and its heavy, said the VINP archaeologist. But it has gotten smaller than it used to be which is why we were able to get it down to Reef Bay. The images will allow VINP to closely examine the petroglyphs ologist might not have noticed yet, Wild explained. Once the post process has been completed, which Wild estimated will have a 3D image of the Reef Bay petroglyphs to share with the public, Wild added. Well use this as an interactive media at the archaeology lab and heritage center at Cinnamon Bay, he said. The 3D data can even be utilized to make 3D prints or replicas that can be utilized for education and public outreach. Wild will also use some prelim inary images during his February 13 Friends of VINP seminar series tour of the Reef Bay petroglyphs, he explained. St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 5 Virgin Islands National Park Creating 3D Images of Reef Bay Petroglyphs R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing EVERY SATUR DA YBEGINNING OCTOBER 20LIVE MU SIC FRESH CARIBBEAN LOBSTER EVERY TUESDA Y!LIVE MUSIC TUES-THURS-FRI-SAT. 340-693-8141 St. John Tradewinds News Photo


6 St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 St. John Tradewinds Once again, Friends of V.I. National Park and National Park Service will partner to present the Annual Folklife Festival in celebration of Black History month in February. The event will be on Thursday, February 21, and Friday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, February 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins. Free and open to the public, the program will continue to preserve the rich and diverse culture of the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts has granted $3,000 which will be used to settle expenses incurred for artisans participating in the event. The theme, From Where We Came to Where We Are, will examine the history of African Americans in the Virgin Islands and the similarity to other islands in the West Indies. The program will feature historians making presentations about the role sugar production played in the cultural history of the islands, from slavery to post-emancipation. Creative and interactive presentations will be delivered on post-emancipation activities which helped include Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, historian and folklorist; Glen Kwabena Davis, Myron Jackson and more. Traditional music, including Quelbe and Calypso, will also be a highlight of the festival. Smalls and the Music Makers, an all-star group of traditional bear ers, will be called on to perform the indigenous music they have helped preserve. Artists expected to take part in the festival include Avelino Samuel who will offer a wood-turning demonstration; Olanzo Haynes who will play steel pan; doll maker Gwendolyn Harley; local folklorist Elaine Jacobs; Golda Herman and Olivia Christian who will make bread the traditional way; and Ester Frett who will sell traditional food. Painter Les Anderson, joiner Alnando Kennings, broom makers Justin Todman and Randolph Thomas will also be at the 22nd Annual Folklife Festival. Elmo Rabsatt is expected to be on hand with his beekeeping equipment, Bridgett Julius and Yolanda Mortin will display their arts and crafts, Karen Samuel will have paining and clothing for sale, Alton Evans will display his locally made jewelry and Jane Johannes will offer a variety of local food as will Pat Walters and Theresa Browne. WhatToDo-VI.comFREE APP *USE WIFI TO DOWNLOAD Virgin Islands Heritage and Culture Will Be Highlights of 22nd Annual Folklife Festival Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds peace and non-violence, recently honored two St. John women with the organizations Thunder and Lightening Awards. Mary Vargo was recognized with the Lightning organization. The Thunder Award was given to Cristina Kessler for her visionary guidance which allowed Cause to Wonder to give 40 orphaned girls college scholarships through the Ethiopian YWCA. The efforts of these two women have positively affected the lives of thousands of people. For more information, check out causetowonder.orgCause to Wonder Honors Two St. John WomenSt. John Tradewinds News Photo


St. John Tradewinds St. John Film Society will host Annual Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase this year. The group kicks off the festival day, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. Adolpho (2006) is a 45-minute contemporary Cuban comedy Con el Toque de la Chaveta, (2007) is a 28-minute documentary, by Pamela Sporn about a unique tradition in Cuban cigar factories. Every day, specially employed workers read out loud to 300 tabaqueros as they sit rolling the countrys famous cigars. From classic novels to national politics and local baseball results, for centuries this daily tradition has been an education for the workers, or chavetas. But after years of listening, they are now knowledgeable and demanding, and the readers must be at their very best if they are to keep their discerning audience interested. Maestra (2011) is a 33-minute documentary by Catherine Murphy about a ground-breaking literacy campaign in 1961 where Cuba 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year, 1961. About 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old and more than half were women. The Bay of Pigs invasion took place in Cuba impacting the both the women and the literacy campaign. The young women who went out to teach literacy in the rural communities across the island found themselves deeply transformed in the process. This documentary includes present day interviews with women who volunteered to teach their country to read in 1961 along with archival footage and still photos from the 60s. Murphy has begun the recording of an oral history of one of contemporary Cubas greatest achievements. The Travelling Caribbean Film ducers and directors from around the Caribbean. Sponsored regionally by UNESCO and supported by Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry in collaboration with the Caribbean Community, the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase brings together the works of 40 countries including the Bahamas, Venezuela, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, are subtitled when not in English. This fourth edition, dedicated to the Caribbean Diaspora, includes culture, and the history of the Caanimation and documentaries, reveal the realities and challenges of Caribbean emigrants in the region and the greater Diaspora, and promote Caribbean cultural identity. The primary objective of the TCFS is to make the Caribbean population aware of the talent and creativity existing in the region in at different times of the year in most countries of the Caribbean. TCFS is supported by ICAIC, UNICEF, UNESCO and MINCULT. St. John Film Society is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Virgin Island Council on the Arts.St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 7 SJFS Hosting Travelling Caribbean Showcase of Films February 5 with Spotlight on Cuba FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com T h e F i ddl e r R e t u r n s M a k i n g u s d a n c e a n d p a r t y f o r y e a r s I s l a n d s L a r g e s t S u p e r B o w l P a r t y Watch the Action on our Huge Big Screen Plus 6 and 1/2 more TVs!Bring a chair for the front outside bar or side-deck, and cheer for your team!! Kick off is 7:30 See you there! St. John Tradewinds The Island Green Building Association and Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program are proud to present a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary Bag It at the GHS upper campus atrium on Thursday, January 31, at 6 p.m. This free event is open to the public, and all are welcome, including families and children. Bag It follows everyman Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of humans dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts oceans, rivers and ultimately human health. The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about 12 minutes each. This single-use mentality has led to the more than twice the size of Texas. ance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, and recycle effort will lead a discussion on ways residents can work together to address the issues of plastic pollution on St. John With the screening of Bag It, IGBA is excited to announce that its broadening its mission from green construction to green island living. IGBA is partnering with Gifft Hill Schools EARTH program as part of its goal to encourage all island residents to a long-term plan for an Island Green Living Center, which will house the ReSource Depot, and provide a home base for recycling and reuse efforts to assist in guiding the St. John community toward low-impact and sustainable island living. IGBA and EARTH will host Green Thursdays events on the last Thursday of each month.IGBA and EARTH Partner for Sustainable Island Living SeriesBag It Screening Jan. 31 at GHS


8 St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Looking for a job? Check out the two job openings in V.I. National Park, which Friends of VINP helped spread the word about last week. sitions nationally, but that does not mean that local residents cant apply. Anyone interested in a maintenance or a technol ogy specialist position is encouraged to apply for the positions, explained Friends of VINP Director Joe Kessler. Friends of V.I. National Park encourages local employment in the park and would therefore like to inform the Virgin islands community that Virgin Islands National Park is recruiting for an Information Technology Specialist and a Maintenance Worker, said Kessler. For full details about these positions and to apply, go to To locate the jobs on the site, put the job title in the What box and Virgin Islands in the Where box. The IT position closes Tuesday, February 12, and the Maintenance Position closes Wednesday, February 6. Interested parties are encouraged to apply quickly. INFORMA TION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST Department Of The Interior National Park Service Job Announcement Number: SASU-13-030 (VIIS826503) Salary Range: $59,917.00 to $85,741.00 /Per Year Open Period: Friday, January 18, to Tuesday, February 12 Series and Grade: GS-2210-09/11 Position Information: Full Time Term NTE NTE 13 MONTH MAINTENANCE WORKER Department Of The Interior National Park Service Job Announcement Number: SASU-13-028 (VIIS816612) Salary Range: $16.78 to $16.78 /Per Hour Open Period: Wednesday, January 23, to Wednesday, February 6 Series and Grade: WG-4749-05 Position Information: Full Time Seasonal NTE 1039 HOURSVINP Has Two Job Openings Friends of V.I. National Park announced last week a special a Tahitian pearl and diamond pendant valued at $6,800. This stunning piece was generously donated by R&I Patton who supports Friends projects annually with a signature jewelry item. The pendant is 13-13.5mm, set in Platinum, with 0.57ctw of VS quality round, brilliant cut diamonds. This pendant is available for viewing at R&I Patton in Mongoose Junction. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each next door at the Friends of the Park Store, by phone at 340-779-4940, or at Connections Cruz Bay. Only 100 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be at the gala on February 23, and one need not be present to win. All proceeds directly support Friends work dedicated to the protection and preservation of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park. Tickets Available for Jewelry Rafe in Support of Friends of VINP


St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Eleven Gifft Hill School upper campus students Students spent their mini-mester session snor keling with Frank Cummings of V.I. Snuba Excur toration and Education (CORE) Foundation in four serious threats to local resources. have been wreaking havoc in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea since the species were likely dumped have no natural predators in the Atlantic or Caribbean declines in reef health, as seen in Bahaman waters, clines in coral health. educate residents and visitors about the threat. Since area and report the sighting to CORE at (340) 2012342. A trained diver will then respond and, hopeThe GHS mini-mester went even one step further, educating the islands next generation about the lionThe kids were awesome, Cummings said. They were diving down pretty deep and they were all very excited to be helping out on this. They are the next generation and theyll have to get a handle on this Its not going away, he said. We need to get evHappy Holidays! Present this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY. CALL .., EXT WR-Spa Services DN 8.20.2012.indd 1 8/16/12 6:13 PM St. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 18


10 St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: w: t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 St. John Tradewinds This years St. John Arts Festival, set for February 16 through 20, will include a Caribbean Film Festival, historical explorations and more The Caribbean Film Festival will be organized by the island, in Cruz Bay, Coral Bay and Gifft Hill. Caribbean and will provide a window to Love Citys neighbors and their distinct cultures. Also included in the St. John Arts Festival this year are two events by St. John Historical Society. One event will explore the history of several well-known families. The other event will be an exploration of the Beaverhoudtsberg Plantation, one of the prosperous Danish plantations with a rich history. Day at the Festival featuring Love City Pan Dragons from 12 to 2 p.m., followed by a performance by the Love City Leapers and rounding off with exhibitions of ballroom dancing by local school children. All activities on Childrens Day will take place at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay. On Saturday evening, February 16, St. John School of the Arts is presenting its Broadway Comes to St. John show. It promises to be an outstanding perfor mance and should not be missed. Sunday, February 17, is Gospel Concert Day in the afternoon followed by Quadrille dancing, both in Frank Powell Park. Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, is the highlight of the St. John Arts Festival with the Caribbean Ritual Dancers performing in the park during the afternoon. Dont miss this beautiful and exciting event. There will also be a Caribbean arts and crafts exhibition in Cruz Bay during the festival as well. The emphasis will be on handcrafted, traditional Caribbe an arts and crafts, accompanied by a varied repertoire of live Caribbean music. Later in the week the National Park Service Folklife Festival is scheduled at the Annaberg ruins. This is always a great event in a most charming setting. All in all, February, Black History Month, is a great month to be on St. John to sense the life and spirit of the people as well as the beautiful beaches, scenery and the perfect climate! A full detailed program for the 13th Annual St. John Arts Festival will be announced shortly.Annual St. John Arts Festival Set for Feb. 16-20St. John Tradewinds Bajo el Sol Gallery at Mongoose Junction will host an opening reception on Friday, February 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring artists Lucy Portlock, Ayn Riehle and Gail Van de Bogurt. whose work in the art world is a watercolor painter. She keeps working on developing her watercolor pieces with different techniques, but stays mainly in the realism school, because there are just too many beautiful scenes here on St. John to paint. One of her pictures in this show is semi-non-objec tive art, which was a departure from Portlocks usual work. Riehle, the second featured artist, captures the viewer by challenging them to walk with her through the creative process of her paintings. I am interested in patterns and creating visual pathways through my work with places to stop with surprises, said Riehle. I have been making and looking at ceramics for the past several years as well as painting, and the imagery from classical ceramics Delpht masters in Holland to Chinese pottery. The third featured artist is Van de Bogurt, a cerami cist and watercolor painter. This years show will feature work in both mediums by Van de Bogurt. This year as a watercolor painter and potter Ive been exploring clay as a two and three dimensional medium, she said. Im interested in the pure simplicity of handmade functional forms and how those forms evolve in shape and color. Some of my new vessels are more purely sculptural and not wheel thrown. I have also begun making porcelain clay panels to paint upon in watercolor and am excited about tying these two strong loves of mine together, Van de Bogurt said. This is evident in my land and sea tile ment that was once an important feature of my work and Im beginning to bring that back into play. Join Bajo el Sol Gallery, Friday February 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. for this opening reception. Enjoy the gallery as well as the classical guitar of David Laabs. The artists will be featured for the month of February. For more information call 340-693-7070.Bajo Art Reception for Portlock, Riehle and Van de Bogurt


St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 11 Support your local newspaper! We need your support to report. 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; 340-626-9685 e: SAVE MONEY! St. John Tradewinds Gallows Point Gift & Gourmet, located at Gallows Point Resort, has added daily breakfast to its and excursion booking services. The owners of the shop are excited to launch the coffee corner as they informally call it. This was our main impetus for buying this business a year ago, so Shannon could get back to her culinary roots, said David Pursley, co-owner with his wife Shannon. Shannon Pursley is an experi enced private chef having owned and operated her own catering business on St. Thomas for many years, cooking in villas and for weddings. She also spent summers in Alaska, enjoying an endless bounty of fresh seafood. Among the new breakfast offerings Pursley is making are homemade lemon poppy seed bread; specialty bagels; sausage, Monterey jack, cheddar and egg frittatas served on a fresh-baked croissant; and a spinach and feta cheese puff with fresh dill. Breakfast burritos and caramel rolls will be added soon. Drinks include espresso, cappuccino, latte or mocha from fresh Arabica beans, and for an extra energy boost, a mango moon or pineapple/banana smoothie made with fresh coconut water. The coffee corner is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. We really look forward to building our local clientele, said Shannon Pursley. Our shop is not just for tourists and our prices on many items are less than the larger markets. This is not your typical resort gift shop, she said. ;We have so much more. The Gallows Point Gift & Gour met shop is also now arranging Yoga classes with Elizabeth Miller on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. on the ocean deck at Gallows Point Resort. Miller was born and raised in Colorado and completed yoga teaching training in India. She has been helping people strengthen their minds and bodies for over her classes include a combination of Vinyasa and Restorative. Register and pay for the $15 class at the shop. For more information call Gallows Point Gift and Gourmet at (340) 227-4260. 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! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Join V.I. National Park archaeologist Ken Wild on a hike through the Brown Bay valley and hear about the colonists who called it home at a Friends of VINP Seminar Series event on Wednesday, January 30. Wild will lead the group from Annaberg up the Johnny Horn trail while sharing new stories complied by archaeology interns from Denmark who did extensive research at the national archives Were going to a lot of sites that are little time capsules which have stories that relate to the slave revolt and the people who were involved with the revolt, said Wild. There are some stories that we havent even shared before. Were going to incorporate a lot of what weve learned from the Danish research students. Weve got the artifacts off the ground and these sites have a lot of great stories about the people who have been here since the beginning of the European occupation, Wild said. The hike will be strenuous, the VINP archaeologist warned. Were going to be hiking up Johnny Horn and several other hills and its going to be tough, he said. The tour will leave from the VINP Visitors Center in Cruz Bay at 9 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. The fee is $55 for Friends of VINP members and $65 for non-members, which includes lunch and a taxi back to Cruz Bay. Attendees are asked to wear hiking shoes and bring along sunscreen, a notebook and plenty of water. To register for the seminar email or call (340) 779-4940.Hear History Come Alive with VINP Archaeologist Ken Wild at Friends of VINP Seminar Series on Jan. 30St. John Tradewinds News Photo US VIRGIN ISLANDS www.stjohnfilm.comSTJOHN FIL M Gallows Point Gift and Gourmet Now Serves Breakfast and Espresso Drinks


12 St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds exciting dance and tantalizing food while supporting the St. John School of the Arts on Friday, February 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. Kimberly Boulon Fine Art GalThe Marketplace, is hosting an opening reception for the second of three planned shows exploring the beauty of Japanese and Caribbean aesthetics, called Caribbanese. nese opening reception in December, 2012, which focused on The People. The February 8 show will feature The Land and a third show, planned for March will focus on The Sea. The February 8 show will feature live music by Eddie Bruce and a dance performance choreographed by Jude Woodcock, who was a mem ber of the ground-breaking Pilobolus dance troupe. Woodcock will join dancers Chris Meyer, Mindy Michtner and Alison Perry in the modern dance Palms and Bonsai, which will feature inter pretations of both types of trees. In addition to Boulons paintings, the dance and musical performances, the evening will also showcase work by St. Thomas-based ceramic artist Jerrilee Roberts. Boulon and Roberts are each rafthe St. John School of the Arts. Bouing Cinnamon Bay Plantation House $10 each or six for $50, are available at SJSA and Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery. The inspiration for Caribbanese has been brewing for some time as Boulon has long been enchanted by the Japanese aesthetics, she explained. My love affair with Japanese aesthetics in art started long before I was aware that there was such a thing, she said. Through my appreciation rative surfaces of Art Nouveau Art Cards that I collected voraciously in the little shops on the streets of Cambridge, England in the early 70s, and my deep appreciation of early 20h century Tiffany glass and design, and my subsequent collecting of sheets of stained glass and lamp and window making in the 80s. My devouring of this design and fascination continued with Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the 90s; and then with all the Impressionists and Symbolist/Secessionists paint ings and decorative furniture works that I have continued to study throughout this past decade, Boulon said. A visit to Los Angeles cemented Boulons desire to explore this avenue of inspiration, she added. This August I attended a Gustav Klimt Exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles studying his drawings decorative paintings including his famous The Kiss, said the artist. There is this commonality of artistic aesthetics in these artists later works Japanese Ukiyo-e prints into Europe and America in the latter half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Western artists were spellbound by the articulation of space and har mony of components; their clearly deform and decorative pattern that per vaded the Japanese arts, said Boulon. Not only that but they admired St. John Tradewinds News Photo ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS HURRY, GO GET IT! Continued on Page 18


St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 13 Stone Post Cottage Offers Charm, Views and Many Possibilities By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With a charming stand-alone stone guest house, a private three bedroom main house and a quaint island-style cottage, Stone Post Cottage offers an array of possibilities along with its stunning views of Hart Bay and the Caribbean Sea beyond. is for sale for $1.95 million, explained Holiday Homes broker associate Abigail Schnell OConnell, who is the co-listing agent with Holiday Homes broker/owner Miles Stair. Located in Estate Chocolate Hole, the home is situated on an almost two-acre site with commanding views, mature trees, lush tropical gardens and meandering walking paths. Lush tropical gardens are lovingly maintained and well thought out, providing walking paths and natural buffers between the various living spaces, said OConnell. The most impressive aspect of the home, however, is the expansive swimming pool, OConnell explained. The most dramatic feature of Stone Post Cottage is the 55-foot lap pool with hand painted Caribbean lap lanes, she said. The decks that surround the pool offer many comfortable vantage points to relax and enjoy the panoramic views. Another rarity is the oversized lot, OConnell added. The Stone Post Cottage compound is situated on an acre of land and has additional acreage surrounding the estate providing lots of privacy, said the Holiday Homes broker associate. It is extremely rare to have two acres of property in Chocolate Hole. The property also has an interesting and long history, dating back to 1954 when the previous owners grandfather, a New Or leans physician named Dr. Justillien Foret, purchased the lot and built a one-room house of native stone, according to OConnell. The home, originally without electricity, plumbing and screens, was gradually updated over the years and Dr. Foret well known by his mule Moses he used for transport spent many summers on St. John, OConnell explained. Over the years a small wooden studio cottage was also built and both buildings were rented out on longand short-term basis. After suffering damage in Hur ricane Marilyn, the home was reconstructed in compliance with modern building codes, OConnell added. The resulting refurbished house authentic Caribbean charm and sitclose to town was purchased by the current owner in 2002, she said. The owner has taken great care to pay homage to the original stone structure on the property by designing the main house and original structure. That history also precedes the Estate Chocolate Hole Home Owners Association, OConnell explained. Stone Post Cottage is located in Estate Chocolate Hole but actually precedes the Home Owners Association therefore allowing for some interesting property uses including the possibility of a bed and breakfast, she said. For more information, call OConnell at (340) 998-1934 for more information on Stone Post Cottage. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356


14 St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JAN. 31st2012 2013-TO-DATE ISLAND NOTESDONT FORGET: Letters To St. John Tradewinds The St. John Physical Therapy Opens at Marketplace article in the January 21-27, 2013 issue of St. John Tradewinds included the incorrect phone number. The phone number is (340) 514-2376. St. John Tradewinds apologize for the error.CorrectionThe Virgin Islands arent number one very often, but when it comes to electricity rates, weve pretty much lapped the competition. In 2011, the average stateside cost per kilowatt was 11 and one-half cents. Connecticut was highest at 18 cents. Our closest competitor was Hawaii, at 33 cents. (In 2010 Hawaii was much less, 24 cents, and WAPA was hovering around the 40 cent mark.) But this burst of speed was no match for the people at our champion utility, and when they saw Hawaii closing the gap they quickly sprinted to 51 cents per kwh, leaving them in the dust. So Im suggesting this: Mr. Governor and our legislative bodies, our biggest single threat to the economic health of the Virgin Islands isnt crime or surly cab drivers, its WAPA utility rates that are driving legitimate business restaurants, grocery stores, villa rentals to the wall! For Gods sake, someone with power to act do something! Mike Kolb and Congratulations W APA!Google Detroit and see what comes up. Spend some time investigating the troubles theyre having with crime, schools, businesses and government. Check out the political climate and the overall demographic of the people. It is the most popular city in Michigan, but it is also one of the most confusing. Citizens want a better governing body, yet they keep electing from the same gene pool. Old and new buildings dominate the landscapes. Schools, hospitals and churches are closing while new liquor stores are opening up. Hard working people are hustling to earn a dollar yet spend it on the next hot item. These are some of the traits that Detroit and, unfor tunately, the U.S. Virgin Islands have in common. It is amazing and sad to see the similarities even though we are miles apart. The question is why. Here is one of the reasons we think alike political ly, socially and emotionally. Our most dominant party wants to give away everything which cannot happen if the income dries up and it encourages people to be dependent. Cant we all get along, is often the cry. But some folks are so bent on having their own carnal way, that it is tearing the community apart. And emotion ally, we are not as grown up as our outward bodies suggest. Internally we harbor childish feelings and attitudes that keep us from making mature decisions. I have not even touched on the physical aspect of our land. It is appalling to see our environment lit tered with unused items and trash. What does that say about us? Are we actually going to see the destruction of this once beautiful American city and follow in its footsteps? It could be that the Virgin Islands can led Detroit back to a place of stability. But it can only happen if we foster a new vision, thinking and lifestyle. Please note: There are wonderful people in Detroit and the Virgin Islands who every day work hard to make life better. Thank you.Little Detroit


St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 15 Lately I have been getting more and more calls from people who want to go off-grid or who want a battery backup system for their home. Although both are good ways to cut back on WAPA bills, a drawback is that these systems require proper maintenance for you to get the most from your investment. Batteries must be maintained. Water levels need to be topped off, corrosion needs to be addressed and the state of the charge needs to be kept in the top 80 percent. If you do not take care of all three items, your batteries can be useless in no time. Water is essential for lead acid batteries to function. It must be distilled water, because any minerals in the water will attach themselves to the lead plates inside the battery, Automatic watering systems are now available that make watering the batteries much easier. There are also sealed batteries on the market called AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries as well as gel cell batteries. The problem with sealed batteries is that if you overcharge them, they become useless very quickly. They also cost almost twice as much as a lead acid battery. Corrosion is another problem. It usually starts around the positive and negative terminals where some acid may be escaping the battery, which causes a buildup of it is not cleaned up quickly, your starts to degrade. Once you clean and reattach the terminals, you can swab them with a lanolin solution or just axle grease to stop the cor rosion from reoccurring. Battery state of charge is probably the biggest misunderstanding in battery maintenance. Most offgrid systems nowadays employ 24-, 36-, or 48-volt systems. So, most people think that their batter ies are full when the charge is at 24, 36, or 48 volts. That is where the problem begins and continues to get worse as time goes on. Batteries are rated in cycles, so a 24-volt system with 120 cycles will work only 120 times from full charge to depleted charge. A full charge on a 24-volt system is actually 24.6 volts Now if you charge that battery to 28 volts, you have lots of charge to use. If you keep that battery at 24.6 or above, you will not cycle the battery and your battery will last for years and years. I try to keep my batteries at my home in the 100 percent state at all times. When I go to bed at night, my battery system is around 25.5 volts after charging with my solar system all day. When I wake in the morning, the batteries are usually around 24.9 to 25 volts. So, by the time the sun is back up, my batteries are still in their 100 percent charge. My bank of batteries is now almost six years old and still in great shape. I am not trying to discourage the use of batteries they do work well. I have been living off-grid on a battery bank for more than 15 years now and have not had to pay WAPA any money since then! I have had to buy batteries, though. Understanding and maintain ing a battery system are essential to making your batteries last for a long time. For a greener tomorrow. Dan Boyd of Island Solar is authorized vendor. For more information contact Boyd at 340626-9685 or by email at G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Battery Technology Horseback Riding on St. John Rinehart was taken historic photographs and St. John Tradewinds News Photo


Dear EarthT alk: Ive heard that simply painting your roof white can reduce household electricity bills by 40 percent. Is this something any of us can do? Susan Pierson Sumter, SC Yes anyone can do it and the cially for those in warmer climates who expend a lot of energy keeping cool. But most of the worlds roofs, including on some 90 per cent of buildings in the U.S., are dark-colored. Dark colored roofs absorb more heat from the suns rays than light colored ones, and as such get much hotter. A black roof exposed to full sun can increase in temperature by as much as 90F, meaning the air conditioning inside has to work that much harder to compensate for the added heat load. typically increases temperatures only 10 to 25F above ambient air temperatures during the day. This translates into a savings of up to 15 percent on air conditioning energy use over a year for a typical onestory residence, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The upshot of this energy savings is not only cost savings for the consumer annual energy bill savings of 20 to 40 percent arent uncommon for single story homes in Americas Sun Belt but also reduced air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions generated in the production of electricity. A white roof also helps keep buildings and houses without air conditioning cooler in the summer than they would otherwise be. And it also helps mitigate the urban heat island effect whereby a city can be 6 to 8F warmer than its surrounding areas on warm summer days. ect promotes the concept across the U.S. and last year painted some 30 buildings, helping hundreds of families lower their energy bills in the process. A white roof project is low cost, easy to implement, relieves stress on the power grid, cuts down on smog, and creates tangible change for individuals, our communities, and even globally, reported the group, which is looking to expand its work across the expand internationally in 2014. The White Roof Projects gives away instructions (via a free downloadable DIY Packet) to help do-it-yourselfers paint their own roofs white without hiring a painter or roofer. All it takes is a few painting supplies, a couple of meric white paint, and a plan for how to cover all relevant surfaces properly and safely. Those who would rather hire someone to do the ladder climbing and paint application can hire any local painter or roofer. While green roofs may be preferable from a strictly environmental perspective in that they contain reduce run-off, white roofs may indeed provide more overall ena couple of cans of special white paint. Indeed, painting the roof white might be the best energy make to ones building or house.16 St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 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 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 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. 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 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 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 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 Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 Sunday Church Service, 9 a.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church Directory SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.viThe White Roof Project St. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 17 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Rotary A wards Mathayom Chefs St. John Tradewinds St. John residents and visitors alike enjoyed an impromptu treat on Wednesday night, January 23, at Sun Dog Cafes weekly open mic night when Dennis Fly Romero took the stage. Romero is best known as the guitarist of the hit band Orleans. He wowed the crowd with his vocals, guitar riffs, and electric energy at one point even commandeering Mark Wallaces guitar when Romeros own required Once he had repaired it, Wallace had the treat of playing Romeros guitar while Romero continued to play Wallaces guitar. Sun Dog owner Barbie Barry joined Romero on harmonica while her husband Michael Barry snapped photos from the sidelines. Washboard, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, harmonica, and congo drum were just a few of the 14-instrument band which accompanied Romero. Romero stole the show with such favorites as Dance With Me in which the entire crowd sang along and danced in the aisles. The Sun Dog Cafe crowd showed its appreciation for Romeros visiting talents with a standing ovation before he handed the mic back to emcee Wallace.Power GenGifft Hill Schools EARTH (Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture) Program in coordination with IGBA (Island Green Building Association) and NOAA are sponsoring monthly seminar series focused on making the Virgin Islands and St. John greener places to live. The path to this future includes each and every resident taking personal steps toward improving your quality of life for current and future island generations. If you have an idea for a future speaker, please contact us. Sarah Haynes EARTH Program Coordinator Barry Devine IGBA Director GREEN THURSDAYSISLAND SUSTAINABILITY SERIES LAST THURSDAY GHS UPPER CAMPUS ATRIUM Seminars on Island Sustainability:January 31, 2013: Plastic reduction, reuse or recycling. Showing of the movie "Bag It",followed by panel discussion. February 28, 2013: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) discussion led by Nate Olive of Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix. March 28, 2013: Renewable energy sources (sun, wind, wave). Panel Discussion and hands on demonstrations for ways to lower your WAPA bill. April 25, 2013: Virgin Islands Recycling Partnership; panel discussion and ways to get involved in trash reduction on our islands. May 23, 2013: NOAA Green Construction Rewards Program/IGBA Partnership Last Thursday of the Month @ 6pm. Dennis Romero Thrills Crowd at Sun Dog Open Mic Night St. John Tradewinds News Photo Neighbors Worry About Mosquito Problem at Voyages Building


detail. It was just what Western artists needed with the onslaught of the Industrial Revolution that had dimin ished their own sensibilities. A second trip, this time to Bostons Museum of Fine Arts, led Boulon deeper on her path of discovery, she explained. I have been delving deeper and deeper into the origins and pervasiveness of the Japanese aesthetic ists whose work I admire in all the arts visual, cepoetry, and others, said the artist. This September I visited the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and explored part of the more than 40,000 Japanese art pieces they house, including Ukio-e prints, baskets, pottery and kimonos. My desire for the inclusion of other arts with mine Caribbean setting has led me to the series of shows that I collectively named Caribbanese, CaribbeanJapanese Fusion in Art, said Boulon. The evening will also feature hor hors doeuvres prepared by Chef Andy Marcellin and wines by West Indies Wines. The bags will be placed around the perimeter of the track and held in place with a small mound of sand. At 9 p.m. candles inside the bags will be lit and survivors will take to the track to the sound of live steel pan and somber drumming. Live bands will take to the stage and entertain the crowd starting around 11:30 p.m. and going all the ing, a Zumba class and even dance performances. There will also be plenty of childrens activities, from face painting to tug of war, throughout the night as well. In the morning, breakfast will be served and a blessing will be offered. The closing ceremony will 10 a.m. While the funds generated from Relay for Life are important, which go to support free and discounted medical screenings, offset transportation costs for cancer patients and more, organizers also want par ticipants to enjoy themselves. We want everyone to have fun, said Lorraine Baa, American Cancer Societys St. Thomas/St. John Chapter Executive Director. We want the night to be exciting and keep everyone on their feet. There are several different cancer organizations in the territory, and each one is needed, Baa added. Cancer is bigger than all of us, she said. We are resources as we can get. Its still not too late to get involved. St. John Relay for Life organizers still need volunteers and teams are still welcome to register. For more information call Baa at 775-5373, or Loren Abramson at 513-2159 or email Teams can also register online at http://www.relay St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 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 tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitecture tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552Green Building check for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurance Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscaping 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 & IrrigationReal 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.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Villa Manager tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comWedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory St. John Tradewinds Continued from Page 4Full State of Entertainment Planned for Relay for LifeContinued from Page 9 Caribbanese Reception Will Look at Land and SeaContinued from Page 12 eryone involved in this. The group snorkeled in bays from Haulover to Chocolate Hole and successfully eliminated about three to four mings. While the students themselves did not handle the spear guns, they were a mings added. While CORE continues to host trainthe group needs assistance. We need funds, said Cummings. Its a pretty effective response, but and then got some funds from Friends of V.I. National Park, but that will only last a few months. For more information about CORE Leslie Charpentier at (340) 344-2989.


St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 19 Friday, January 18 11:30 a.m. Badge 1263 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Wilfred Smith of Annas Retreat, St. Thomas, under arrest and charged with simple assault and battery. Bail was set at $500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 1:30 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that her boat tickets, valued at $210, were stolen. Grand larceny. 2:00 p.m. A visitor from Georgia p/r that he lost his drivers license in the area of the St. Thomas airport. Lost documents. 6:06 p.m. A Virgin Grand Estates resident c/r that a male was sitting in the bushes. Suspicious activity. 11:41 p.m. A guest at the Westin Resort and Villas c/r that she lost her wallet. Lost wallet. Saturday, January 19 3:27 p.m. Badge #1230 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Charee Charles of Bovoni, St. Thomas, under arrest and charged with simple possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $500 by order of the court.He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. 3:30 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that she lost her passport in the area of Caneel Bay. Lost documents. 6:30 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ that a dog attached her dog. Dogs injuring stock. 9:08 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ an assault. Aggravated assault and battery. 11:03 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. Sunday, January 20 12:48 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Loud music. 9:58 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of the Cruz Bay roundabout. Auto collision. 1:10 p.m A Saunders Gut resident c/requesting police assistance to retrieve items from a female who has a restraining order against him. Police assistance. 1:47 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that he had a verbal altercation with his cousin. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 2:55 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that her co-worker lost a GPS belonging to UVI. Lost property. 5:44 p.m. Badge #1205 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Jose Bolques of Estate Chocolate Hole under arrest and charged with DUI and negligent driving. Bail was set at $500 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas to be remanded. Monday, January 21 2:23 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard and St. John Rescue c/requesting police assistance with a male in distress in open water near Caneel Bay who was trying to paddle to Tortola from Cruz Bay. Police assistance. T uesday, January 22 11:25 a.m. An employee at C&C Car Rental c/requesting police assistance with a customer. Police assistance. W ednesday, January 23 9:08 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r lost property. Lost property. 4:41 p.m. A citizen c/r suspicious activity. Suspicious activity. 4:42 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision on Centerline Road. Auto collision. 8:05 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to locate his neighbor who may have been intoxicated and operating a vehicle. Police assistance. Thursday, January 24 5:11 p.m. The people of the Vir gin Islands r/ loud music in the area of Cruz Bay. Loud music. 5:52 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 10:00 p.m. A citizen c/r that a male in the area of Cruz Bay appeared to he siphoning gas. Police assistance. Friday, January 25 2:45 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in The Valley. Loud music. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers pays. Lets make sure that crime doesnt pay. If anyone knows something, they should say something as law enforcement cannot control crime without the assistance of the community. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John On Thursday, December 13, at 9 a.m., a couple staying at the Westin Resort and Villas discovered several of their personal belongings had been stolen from their suite. The items stolen include a womans John Hardy bracelet and Maui Jim sunglasses and a mans Essa Kawaja watch. The total retail value of the stolen items is more than $11,000. St. Thomas On Saturday, December 8, at 3:50 a.m., police cinity of the Metropolis Night Club and Doctors Choice Pharmacy in the Sub Base area. The ofbetween at least two shooters and that a male victim was being transported to the R.L. Schneider Medical Center. The victim, Keith Dawson Jr., died at the hospital from a gunshot wound. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714 plus 10 percent of the retail value of property recovered. The minimum reward for the arrest of a homicide suspect is $1,500. The maximum reward is $2,500. Be part of the solution. Continue to help make the community become a safer place to live by telling what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStopper or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands St. John Tradewinds On Tuesday morning, January 22, Governor John deJongh appointed retired St. Thomas/St. John V.I. Police Department Chief Rodney Querrard, as Assistant VIPD Commissioner. At the same time, deJongh named Querrard as Acting VIPD Commissioner effective immediately. I am extremely pleased at Rodneys decision to return from retirement to government service and I look forward to his working with me as we transform the leadership of the Virgin Islands Police Department to meet our daily challenges in law enforcement, deJongh said. Querrard retired as Police Chief in April 2012 having served in that capacity since June 2007. Prior to his tenure as VIPD Chief, Querrard served for almost nine years as a member of the High During his tenure in the VIPD, which began in May 1987, Querrard held supervisory positions as the Muriel C. Newton and Leander Jurgen commands on St. Thomas and St. John. During his assignment in HIDTA, Querrard earned the rank of Police Lieu tenant.DeJongh Names Rodney Querrard VIPD Assistant Commissioner St. John Tradewinds Mangrove Cuckoo Rehabbed


20 St. John Tradewinds, January 28-February 3, 2013 PRIMATE CENTERACROSS director Frank 22 Japanese theater 66 Petri dish gelatin Oksana DOWN 2 Indigo dye 6 Asian sash syllables peeping done St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885. 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 For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263Monday, January 28 Governor John deJongh will deliver his annual State of the Territory Address before a formal session of the 30th Legislature on Monday, January 28. The session will be convened by Senate President ShawnMichael Malone at 6:45 p.m. and deJongh is expected to begin his address at 7 p.m. T uesday, January 29 Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen will host town hall meetings across the ter ritory during the Congressional District Work Period next week to discuss her agenda for the 113th Congress and to take and answer questions from constituents. The town hall meeting on St. John will be at the Julius Sprauve School from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. W ednesday, January 30 Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis announced that Cruz Bay is among the three local communities that have been selected as pilot projects for the Virgin Islands Street Addressing Initiative. The project team will meet on Wednesday, January 30, at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, January 31 The Island Green Building Association and Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program are proud to present a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary Bag It at the GHS upper campus atrium on Thursday, January 31, at 6 p.m. This free event is open to the public. Sunday, February 3 The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus.The guest speaker for Sunday, February 3, is Mer ry Stockwell, who will speak on Notes From My Pilgrim age to Transylvania Did you know that our Unitarian roots are indeed in Transylvania? More info call 776-6332. T uesday, February 5 The Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Care Relay for Life team is hosting a bake sale on Tuesday, February 5, at MKSCHC from 8:30 a.m. until the goodies run out. St. John Film Society from the 4th Annual Travel ing Caribbean Film Showcase this year. The group kicks off Cuba on Tuesday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts.


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St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council announced last week the receipt of a $45,755 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Coral Reef Conservation Fund and its funding partner, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The purpose of the grant is to update the existing Coral Bay Watershed Management Plan, published in 2008, using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters. The grant commits CBCC to a one-to-one match of inkind funds, including volunteer services, donations, and partner activities, for a project with a total effort of close to $92,000. By updating the existing Coral Bay Watershed Management Plan, CBCC will have a basis for prioritizing future taining funding sources for implementing these efforts. The intent of the plan update is to address two major water quality threats: sediment in stormwater runoff; and Currently CBCC and its volunteers are tackling a range of data gathering activities, from conducting a monthly shoreline debris study at Nanny Point, Friis Bay and along the Coral Harbor shoreline to collecting weekly water clar ity data in the harbor and Johnson Bay using secchi disks. Each data collection activity, along with previously collected data and computer modeling, is intended to help determine the pollutant load in the watershed. That infor mation will be used to set targets for allowable amount of pollutants and for developing strategies to reduce sediment By fall 2013, CBCC should be ready to discuss applicable sediment management strategies with various Coral Bay neighborhoods and home owners associations. This project is one part of the larger Phase 2 Coral Bay Watershed Management Project being conducted by CBCC and its partners. In addition to community members, CBCC is also partnering with a number of territorial and federal government agencies, University of the Virgin Islands and velopers, and local businesses to undertake this watershed management planning effort. tershed management plan by bringing stormwater management engineering expertise to Coral Bay and showing that best management practices could reduce sediment reaching the bay. CBCC sees a broadening scope for Phase 2, including a community visioning process, and conducting multiple studies and planning activities with strong community involvement and numerous grants. debris load targets (the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Conservation Fund project described above); and development of a marine uses plan. CBCC conducted agency and public kick-off meetings for Phase 2 in November 2012 and hosted marine uses planning meetings in December 2012 and January 2013. CBCC has also submitted grant applications to receive funding and resources for planning for water, wastewater, and solid waste management capacity studies and historical preservation components of the overall planning activities in the watershed management project. All of CBCCs watershed management planning efforts would not be possible without community support. CBCC Environmental Projects Manager, Patricia Reed, especially thanked Nancy Stromp, Patty and Leif Ekholm, Dondi Reed, Phil Strenger, Gabe Brooker and Byph for helping with the shoreline debris monitoring and secchi disk efforts of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation/NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Fund project. Without these volunteers, this essential data would not be available, said Reed. These volunteers are demonstrating the important role that community members can have in helping take care of Coral Bay and shaping the communitys future. 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