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Residents Young and Old Celebrate 17 Years of JFLIPage 3 April 8-14, 2013 Copyright 2013St. John Tradewinds Seniors Learn About Poison Control at AARP MeetingPage 4 Columbus School for Girls Coming Back To Teach Computer RepairThe public is asked to return old XO laptopsPage 5 Hawksbill Hatchlings Emerge on Trunk Bay


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi 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 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi 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 $90.00 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, April 8-14, 2013 St. John Singers To Present Spring Concerts on April 19 and 21 Marine Uses Planning Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Guy Benjamin Elementary School in room six. The goal is to develop a community-based Marine Uses Plan for Coral Bays waters and shoreline, over the next several months. The meeting agenda includes a review of information to be included in the written plan document. The group is focusing on four areas: near term public boating access issues boat ramp, parking, dinghy docks; marina planning; water quality issues; and moor ings and anchorage planning. The Marine Uses Plan will be developed by residents and stakeholders in the community, in conjunction with federal and terri torial government representatives knowledgeable about environmental, economic and regulatory concerns. It is part of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project Phase 2, being coordinated by CBCC. Everyone in Coral Bay is encouraged to participate. Currently, CBCC has no grant funds to underwrite this marine planning project volunteers, dues and donations support it. For more information contact CBCC at 776-2099. Marine Uses Planning Meeting April 9The St. John Singers will present two concerts to celebrate the spring season, one on St. John and one on St. Thomas. The St. John Concert will be at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday evening, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. The St. Thomas Concert will be at the Wesley Methodist Church in Estate Tutu on Sunday afternoon, April 21, at 4 p.m. The performances will feature choral music representing a variety of genres, including classical and contemporary sacred music, spirituals, popular standards, Early American music and a tradi tional Zambian piece Guest instrumentalists will accompany the choir on trumpet, double bass, and percussion. The featured guest vocalist is Dr. Lawrence Benjamin. National Park Service Billboard Back UpSt. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay Community Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Workshop focused on community visioning Wednesday, May 29, to Friday, May 31. The workshop will offer public meetings on the evenings of May 29 and May 31 as well as smaller group special purpose meetings during the days. The meeting times and places will be announced. All residents and property owners in Coral Bay are encouraged to participate in these community visioning sessions. Please mark those calendars. More information will be available soon. Volunteers are being sought to assist with the logistics. Anyone who would like to help with the workshop should call CBCC at 776-2099.CBCC Hosting AIA Sustainable Design Workshop May 29 and 31The next St. John Farmers Market will be on Saturday, April 1, near the entrance to the second level of The Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh fruit, herbs, plants, preserves, hot sauces, books, crafts and more are available. The market is hosted the second Saturday of every month.Next St. John Farmers Market April 13 The St. John Historical Society will wrap up its 2012-2013 season with a potluck gathering at the Cruz Bay Battery on Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. Noted Virgin Islands historian George F. Tyson will present his thoughts on the anniversary of Transfer Day, March 31, with his presentation The Failed Transfer of 1899-1902 and its Consequences for 1917 and Beyond. Please bring a dish to share. All are welcome to attend this fun social event set at a very special historic site on St. John. Note that the time and location are different than regular in-season mem bership meetings. For more information on the SJHS, visit www. stjohnhistoricalsociety.org, or like the organizations Facebook page.SJHS Wraps Up 2012-2013 Season; Potluck at Cruz Bay Battery on April 9


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents old and young, including some of the territorys top brass, gathered on the grounds of the Johns Folly Learning Institute on Saturday afternoon, April 6, to celebrate 17 years of education on the islands remote south shore. Invited guests included V.I. Senate Majority Leader Donald Department of Interior and for mer V.I. Senator Basil Ottley and V.I. National Park Superintendent Robert FitzGerald along with St. John senior citizens, JFLI and St. John Montessori School students. Guests took their seats in the shade of several tents while Carl Freeman played steel pan on the site of the former Horace Mann School, which educated south shore children on St. John until the early 1960s. The building was then used by the V.I. National Guard and Peace Corps until it fell into disrepair in the early 1970s. When JFLI Founder and Director Alvis Christian decided to reclaim the site and create a learning institute in 1996, the building was little more than an animal shed. Seventeen years later, JFLI mer camp opportunities and more while the thriving St. John Montessori School occupies the building during the school year. 2013 RAIN DATAM ONTH : MARCH 2013MARCH AVERAGETOTAL Y-T-DY-T-D AVERAGE St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 3 Thursday, April 11thINDEX Residents Young and Old Celebrate 17 Years of Johns Folly Learning Institute New York Empire Trio will be performing at St. John School of the Arts on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. This classical trio back again by popular demand adds individual artistry, bringing their sound to a whole new level in both favorite classical pieces and obscure, less known pieces. Tickets are $30. Please make a reservation today by calling 779-4322 or www.stjohnschooloft hearts.org. New York Empire Trio will also offer a free master class on Saturday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone from beginners to advanced players, both young and old are welcome!New York Empire Trio Performing April 12 St. John Tradewinds The VI Senate will continue Cole told the crowd. I remember working in the legislature when Alvis came to us 17 years ago to get funding to open this institute, said Cole. His dedication to the children, the culture and the island of St. John is strong. We are going to support funding for JFLI and we look forward to another 17 years. Master of ceremonies Amos Carty reminded Cole that St. Johnians will not forget his Continued on Page 16


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About 25 senior citizens learned about the most common types of poison exposure, how to avoid them and more at a meeting hosted by the St. John Chapter of AARP on Thursday morning, April 4, at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. Children under six years old are the most likely to be victims of poison exposure, explained Phyllis Bell-Davis, media relations and education associate with the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The number one victim of poison exposure is a child under six years old, said Bell-Davis. The senior population is quickly coming up to that as well. There are Poison Information Centers across the country and three alone in the state of Florida. The Jacksonville center runs a hotline at 1-800-222-1222, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. The center services 42 counties in the state of Florida as well as the USVI, which covers about 6 mil lion people. The center received a total of 233 calls from the USVI last year, 11 of which came from St. John residents, according to Bell-Davis. Do you think there were only 11 incidents of poison exposure on St. John last year, she said. That seems unlikely, so were trying to get the word out about the hotline. Call us. Any resident who suspects they have been exposed to poison should call the hotline immediately, before even going to an emergency room, Bell-Davis explained. emergency, she said. Your call is not answered by a machine or cialists, registered nurses and physicians who answer the phone. Its just like going to a doctor over the phone, but we dont charge anything. Often poison exposure can be treated at home, saving residents the time and effort of traveling to the emergency room, Bell-Davis added. We save you time and we save you money, she said. Across the United States last year, the Poison Control system saved $1.8 billion in health care costs. Seventy per cent of the calls we receive from people at home, can be monitored and treated at home. Keeping patients at home also allows EMS to be available for those in real need, said Bell-Da vis. The call to the Poison Center will be answered by someone who can help, Bell-Davis explained. When you call you will talk to a pharmacist, physician, registered said. The person will determine the severity of the incident and either recommend treatment at home or theyll call ahead to the medical center and tell them you are coming and what you ingested. To avoid poison exposure for young children, seniors should be sure to keep their medications out of sight, Bell-Davis explained. Were asking seniors to put their medication out of sight when kids come to visit, said the Poison Control Education Associate. Medicine can look like candy and you never know what kids are going to do. With many seniors on different medications, poison among the elderly is all too common, BellDavis added. Poison is the seventh leading cause of death for seniors and that number is rising, she said. A total of 70,000 seniors across the US are poisoned each year; enough to common poisoning exposure is from medication mistakes. Bell-Davis also shared tips for seniors to avoid exposure to poison including reading all labels, putting on eyeglasses and turning 4 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 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: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE MONEY! 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 St. John Tradewinds Seniors Learn About Poison Control Center at AARP MeetingContinued on Page 16


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds For the fourth year in a row, a group from the Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio, will be spending a week teaching computer lessons at Julius E. Sprauve School, and they need the publics help. Working with the One Laptop Per Child organization, CSG teacher Christine Murakami will bring down six sophomores and juniors in her OLPC learning course. The students will distribute 40 XO laptops to JESS students and teach the students how to use them, Murakami explained. Well be distributing about 40 laptops to the younger kids and well teach them EToys computer language, she said. The program is very creative; you make everything from scratch so the kids really will gain a lot. Older students at JESS will have the opportunity to learn computer repair by working on broken XO laptops, and that is where the public can help, Murakami explained. Last year a lot of kids mentioned that they had laptops at home that werent being used or werent working, said the CGS teacher. Wed love to have par ents or kids or anyone with an old XO laptop that they arent using or that isnt working to bring them to JESS so we can work on them. The CGS students will use the broken XO laptops to teach older students computer repair, Murakami added. The older students really enjoyed learning how to take a computer apart and put it back together again, she said. Were hoping to teach them a lot more this year with the additional computers people hopefully bring in. A lot of the kids were good with the tools and they really thought computer repair could be something they could do here. Residents can have their repaired XO laptops returned or donate the machines to the OLPC program. Over the past several years, Murakami has seen the OLPC teaching program impact both her students and St. John students, she explained. There are a lot of things that I like about the program, said Murakami. I like the changes that I see in my students; they feel like they are contributing stuff to the world. I also see changes in the JESS students who really like learning from our group. The older students saw computer science as a viable career choice for them to not have to leave the island, Murakami said. The CGS group will be on St. John May 19 through June 1. The group will stay at Cinnamon Bay during their trip and spend their weekdays at JESS teaching computer science and computer repair. The CGS students will also keep a blog, at www.csgolpc2013.weebly. com, which will share details of their trip. Anyone with an XO laptop which is not working or not being used, should drop it off at the JESS We keep bringing more and more laptops down there and they kind of disappear, said Murakami. This year wed like them to reappear and get them back into use. St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 5 Columbus School for Girls Coming Back To Teach Computers at JESSPublic asked to drop off old XO laptops Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds Friends of V.I. National Parks annual Scholarship Program is again being offered to Virgin related to marine biology or natural resource management and protection. Eligible students must have Virgin Islands residence, have completed high school in the Virgin Islands (or are currently in their last semester of high school senior year), and have attained a B (3.0) average during their previous three semesters of high school or university. In addition, Friends is offering a scholarship for children of VINP staff at the university level. Eli gibility requirements are the same as those listed above. Priority will be given to students pursuing a degree related to cultural or natural sciences. Both scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000 per academic year. Applications for Friends scholarships can be high school guidance councilors. The deadline for applications is May 3. Contact Karen Jarvis at Friends for more infor mation at (340)779-4940 or kjarvis@friendsvinp. org.Friends of VINP Scholarship Available


6 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 FOR SALE BY OWNER SPECTACULAR VIEWINNSTEAD 8B ENIGHEDA private, single family, masonry home since 1975, currently with a very strong rental program, now available FSBO. Contact Jerald Grimes 978-652-5115; jeraldagrimes@comcast.net and see ID#23936306 at www.forsalebyowner.com BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As the new shelter manager for the Animal Care Center of St. John, Ryan Moore is overseeing the care of 13 dogs and about 30 cats in the organizations Estate Enighed no kill shelter, as well as organizing adoptions and volunteer help and more. Having already worked for the ACC for more than a year, however, Moore knew exactly what he was signing up for, he explained. Ive always loved animals and I started working here part time walking dogs and cleaning kennels in December 2011, said Moore. Then I started working full time as a kennel tech and helping out [former shelter manager] Kate [Webster] with whatever she needed. Originally from Connecticut, Moore previously worked at the Mystic Seaport Museum and at applied for the ACC shelter manager position a year and a half ago when the group decided to hire Kate Webster. When Webster recently returned to Buffalo, New York, Moore applied for the job once again, he explained. I applied for the job before and then told them that I still wanted the job when Kate was leaving, said Moore. I started right away and it went pretty smoothly. In addition to intimate knowledge of the shelter operations, Moore brings a love for animals and years of experience working with animals to the shelter manager post. Moores favorite part of the job, the shelter resident animals. I love dealing with the animals, said Moore. But my favor ing homes for the animals. Many of these animals come from pretty crappy backgrounds. Moore is offering free pet registration for the entire month of April. While registering pets is required by law in the Virgin Islands, not many pet owners actually comply. The process only takes a few minutes and usually costs $10. Anytime during April, however, residents can stop by the ACC shelter and register their pets for free, Moore explained. form and youll get a tag with an put on your pets collar, he said. Registering pets also allows which is brought to the shelter, which has already occurred, Moore added. Its already worked this week, he said. We had someone whose dog got loose and someone brought it to us. The owner came by to get his pet and registered the dog and then this next week the dog got loose again. Since the dog was registered, we were able to identify the owner and get in touch with him right away, said Moore. The ACCs new shelter manager is also trying to help the organization develop more partnerships with the community, he explained. Im trying to broaden our horiSt. John Tradewinds Continued on Page 16Ryan Moore Is New ACC Shelter Manager


St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 7 We Open Minds, Hearts and DoorsGi Hill School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin. Gi Hill School is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. In addition to need-based Tuition Assistance, $2500 Merit Scholarships are available to new students entering grades 4-12 with a grade-point average of 3.3 and higher or exceptional performance on Entrance Exam. All applications must be complete before Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Awards can be granted. Please contact 340-776-1730 or http://www.gihillschool.org/ for more information or to enroll. GHS-Enrollment ad 3.2013.indd 1 3/21/13 7:44 PM 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 Film Society will screen Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Cases by the Sea in Coral Bay. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the movie and food and drinks will be on sale. The documentary tells the story of the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat who grew up in Puerto Rico before emerging on the BrookSJFS Screening Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child April 17 at Cases by the SeaBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Since she moved to St. John more than a decade ago, Dr. Jan Perkins Fielding has been tirelessly helping the islands four legged friends. Whether from her Mobile Vet van, at her own home or making house calls, Dr. Fielding would respond to any animal need, large or small, for any animal at all. Later this month Fielding and her husband are returning to live in the states and friends and fans on St. John want to make sure the veterinarian knows just how much she is loved. The public is invited to Fieldings leaving island party on Thursday, April 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay. The event, which is intended as a thank you to Fielding for the all that she has done and to wish her all the best in her future endeavors, will feature live music, story-telling and community. For more than 10 years, island residents have known they could call Dr. Jan day or night to help an animal in need, said Paula Myles, who is helping to organize the soiree. Dog or cat, donkey or deer, turtle or bird, everyone had the same loving care from Dr. Jan who gladly made house-calls or saw patients in her Mobile Vet van, sometimes at no charge or at an adjusted rate. Anyone with good pictures of Fielding or the crit ters who have loved her, are asked to email JPeg images to Judy Buchholz at judybuchholz@me.com, or leave actual photos at Keep Me Posted or at Connections in Coral Bay or Cruz Bay by Tuesday, April. 16. Thank-you notes and cards from Fieldings many animal friends, past and present, may also be left at the mail sites or taken to the party to be presented and displayed. For more information call Anne Marie Porter at (340) 626-4658.St. John Tradewinds News Photos Farewell Party for Veterinarian Dr. Jan Perkins Fielding Is April 18 at Skinny Legs


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St. John Tradewinds Chef Anderson Allen of La Plancha del Mar restaurant has been honored as one of the countrys top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America. guide of U.S. chefs, who were chosen after extensive interviews between their fellow chefs and Best Chefs America analysts. Chef Anderson is among the chefs showcased in the informative and exquisitely produced 386-page coffee table book which was released on March 1. Chefs themselves truly under stand what it takes to be successful in this competitive industry, and Best Chefs America offers them a forum to express their views, said Elizabeth Fishburne, Best Chefs America Lead Analyst. Based on the overwhelmingly positive response from more than 5,000 par ticipating chefs, it is clear that the chef world was ready for us. Best Chefs America is the ultimate chefs guide to chefs. Analysts conducted more than 5,000 with chefs who were nominated by other chefs, culinary professionals and food enthusiasts across the country. The interviews consisted of a series of proprietary questions, and software was used to aggregate the data. Chefs earning the highest scores among their peers in their region were included in the guide. The results were compiled into a 386-page coffee table book, complete with chef listings broken down both geographically and alphabetically. Best Chefs America also features stunning photography and highlights emerging culinary trends and ingredients uncovered during the interviews. The book costs $75 and can be purchased online at http://bestchefsamerica. com/book/St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dont miss the chance to enjoy a six course dinner with wine pairings while supporting the Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program on Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. at the home of Dana and Martha Robes. The Farm to Table dinner will highlight local produce and more used in imaginative and creative ways. The menu is being designed by the students under the guidance of Chef Mathayom Vacharat of St. John Catering and Mathayom Private Chefs. Vacharat is working with the GHS EARTH students to create recipes using locally sourced produce, meats and seafood. The courses will be paired with wines supplied by Dionysis. Seating is limited to 40 people. The dinner costs $200 per person with the proceeds going to support the EARTH program students upcoming college immersion trip to Iowa. For more information or to RSVP, call 776-1730 or email mollymurrill@giffthillschool.org.GHS EARTH Farm to Table Dinner April 13Chef Anderson Allen of La Plancha del Mar Named to Best Chefs America www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook St. John Tradewinds proceeds bene t students Farm & Coege Immersion Tri April 13, 20135pmLimited Seating$200Chef Mathayom Vacharat will lead EARTH Student Chefs Hosted by Dana & Martha Robes Limited Seating, Reserve by 4/1/13 RSVP to: MollyMurrill@giffthillschool.org or (340)776-1730 Six Course Sunset meal with wine pairings & cocktails


10 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 Dear EarthTalk: bluntly. How did this happen and what is being done about it? Mariel LaPlante New Orleans, LA tat destruction. fully exploited and another 30 percent are over exploited or collapsed, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This leaves just 13 percent in the non-fully-ex ploited category, down from 40 percent less than four decades ago. cod, snapper and tuna, are dangerously depleted yet Fishing operations have only been able to satisfy by using increasingly high-tech strategies like onvessel refrigeration and processing, spotter planes and GPS satellites. stocks were depleted, they expanded progressively southward on average close to one degree of latitude annually since 1950, said Matthew Roney of the ecological consequences, including the alteration of marine food webs via a massive reduction in the poptunas, cods and marlins, said Roney. at maximizing catches, such as longlines and bottomscraping trawls, kill large numbers of non-target species such as sea turtles, sharks and coral, he added Roney is optimistic despite the trends. In several well-studied regional systems, muladopting a combination of management measures, he said. These include restricting gear types, lowering the total allowable catch, dividing shares of the catch Roney cited an example of Kenyan communities removing beach seine nets and creating no-take around parts of Australias Great Barrier Reef led to a of protected areas and larger populations throughout the region. on track, according to NRDC. Using smart laws, policies, incentives, and market demand, we can help come. The decisions of policymakers play the key role in marine protection, but individual choices and consumer advocacy also make a difference. friends and family, and contacting our lawmakers to make sure they support responsible policies, reported NRDC. by consulting with the Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program, available for free at www. montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx. Fisheries on the Brink pounds of waste kept out of local landlls, and counting... Make spring cleaning protable! Beautiful 30 x 96 mahogany door! Wont last long, stop by the ReSource Depot today! Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon / Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon Located at Gifft Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer StationGet ahead on next years tax bill by making a fully tax-deductible donation of new or gently used housewares or building materials to IGBAs ReSource Depot For sales contact Dave Conroe (dave@cimmaronstjohn.com) For rental contact Cimmaron Property Mgt. (management@cimmaronstjohn.com) Interval Ownership or Rentalswww.sunsetridgevillas.com St. Johns best price per sq. ft. Sleeps 6 to 8. Great Sunset views. See our Web cam* *SUNSET RIDGE VILLAS SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 11 I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Sun Dream Solar SystemBethany Moravian Movie and Dinner Night Set for April 19St. John Tradewinds A new type of solar hot water collector called the SunDrum installs right under your photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. These units capture the heat emitted through your PV panel and turn that heat into hot water. Not only does this system deliver hot water from heat wasted by the PV solar panel, it also helps cool your PV panThis hybrid system captures an amazing 60 to 70 percent of the suns energy, versus just 15 to 20 per cent converted by a standard PV system. That means your energy costs can be cut by more than half. SunDrum solar systems are hidden under the PV panel and take up no additional roof space, unlike separate solar thermal systems. Thereby saving valuable roof space for more PV panels. Save Money, Save the Environment Solar energy systems are a cost-effective option, especially during the current economic conditions. There are federal tax incentives that you can take advantage of these days. The Commercial Investment Tax Credit offers a tax credit for 30 percent of solar equipment costs, and the businesses to recover investment in solar technology through accelerated depreciation schedules. With regard to the environment, you will more than double your carbon dioxide savings with SunDrums solution because it offers the highest carbon reduction per square foot. A typical solar system would reduce your carbon footprint by more than 2 tons of carbon dioxide per year, but a hybrid system such as SunDrums would tive impact on the environment. I was so impressed by this technology that my company, Island Solar, is now the authorized dealer for this system in the Virgin Islands. SunDrum has some YouTube videos that demonstrate this striking new technology; check them out online. For a greener tomorrow! Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a Virgin Islands Encall Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at islandsolarvi@gmail.com. The Bethany Moravian Church is hosting a spaghetti dinner and movie night on Friday, April 19. Come out and watch The Might Macs, the true story of 1971-72 basketball team from the obscure all-girls Catholic school of Immaculata College in Philadelphia who came literally out of nowhere basketball championship. Dinner, for $5, will be served at 6 p.m. and the movie will be screened at 7 p.m. PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Ursula and Violet are about 2 years old, sisters, chow/ lab mix and very sweet mellow dogs. They love to hike and enjoy each others company. Kenny Chesney Launches Blue Chair Bay RumSt. John Tradewinds ways wanted to drink, he didnt approach the various distillers whod offered him lucrative deals to lend his name and likeness to a brand created for him. No, the man who oversees every aspect of giant stadium productions and listens to myriad songs beyond what he writes for his albums, decided he wanted to do it himself. So with a handful of dedicated professionals, Chesney began thinking, then researching, then seeing if it was possible. For a young man who didnt dream of rocking football stadiums, but for whom the University of Tennessees Neyland Stadium was holy ground, the impossible never seemed to be something out of reach. Everybodys always expected this from me, said Chesney. There have been people whove approached us, stories that have gone around over the years. But rum is what I drink, and I always told myself; if I was going to do this, I wanted to create something I could be really proud of. Not just take a check and a piece of a company, but make the rum I truly wanted to drink, he said. When a team of unique individuals collected around the singer, the four-time Academy of Country Music and four-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year decided it was worth looking into. Next thing he knew, he was in Barbados with master blender Mike Booth at one of the Caribbeans oldest rum distilleries tasting various notes and striving to create a rum that stood out. It was not an overnight process, but they kept tasting and tweakrum, but a Coconut Spiced and a premium White Rum thats already received an impressive score of 90 from the prestigious The Ultimate Spirits Challenge, unheard of for a pre-launch spirit. Anyone who knows me knows Ive drunk a lot of rum in a lot of places, Chesney said. And the more you drink, the more you know not to. Id met some incredible business people who think outside the box like I always have; they also believe in realizing impossible dreams, he said. All I had to do was decide once we started tasting was. Though Blue Chair Bay Rum wont be available until May, a few select people in the beverage industry and some key people along focus for the last year. You know me, when I get my heart set on doing something, I will give it my complete attention, said Chesney. I didnt know I was building a company or making a rum until I was waist deep, but Im glad we did. I think anyone who enjoys rum is gonna love this.


12 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 Tradewinds Local Art and Artists Showcased at Bajo el Sol Gallerys April Reception Kids First! Awards Grant to Gifft Hill School for Early Learning Program and Summer CampSt. John Tradewinds children can attend Gifft Hill Schools Early Learning Program and Camp Barracuda. This is the sixth grant Kids First! has made to Gifft Hill School for a total of $146,000 awarded over the past four years. First! said The most important time in a childs development is from that time children are exposed to fun, stimulating learning experi ences, their chance of success in school and life beyond increases greatly. Gifft Hill School offers that type of learning environment for our younger children but the cost of attending has often been too much for St. John families. Hill School programs while generating much needed revenue for This is the second grant Kids First! has made to support summer learning activities for island children. Research shows that gains students make during the school year are often lost if they are not exposed to stimulating experiences over the summer. GHS Camp Barracuda provides exactly that kind of experience. Early childhood is the most important period in a childs life for the development of intelligence, personality, and social behavior, said GHS Head Judy Chamberlian. The foundation established between birth and age 8 is crucial, and Kids Firsts support of our ELC enable Gifft Hill School to provide more children access to our wonderful school community and resources. cial aid should complete GHS enrollment documents, FACTS Grant and Aid application and Scholarship Application. Contact the process at 340-776-6595. St. John Tradewinds A scholarship for a Virgin Islands student to spend two weeks at sea with the World Ocean School this summer, according to V.I. Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone. Students aged 12 to 16 are eligible to take part in the 2013 Summer Ambassador Program. Students will live aboard the classic schooner Roseway and learn seamanship, navigation, maritime history and other skills. The program is hosted in Maine. The scholarship covers the full $3,500 tuition for the program. Students would be responsible for transportation and any special clothing or supplies they need to complete their two weeks at sea. This represents an excellent opportunity for a young person considering a career in the marine industry, Malone said. I urge anyone interested to apply as the deadline is April 15. For more information about World Ocean Schools Summer Ambassador Program, check out www.worldoceanschool.org/ourprograms/summer-ambassador-program. For information about the scholarship, email Malone at senatormalone@gmail.com.Scholarship Available for V .I. Student To Attend Two Week World Ocean School


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Remarkable modern design and luxurious Caribbean living go hand in hand at Casa Mare. The four bedroom, four and a half bath home with soaring glass windows is for sale for $3.79 million, explained Holiday Homes broker owner Miles Stair. Casa Mare is an exciting contemporary home located in the quiet residential neighborhood of Estate Chocolate Hole, just a short drive to the dining and nightlife in Cruz Bay. The home is situated a short walk to the laid back beauty of Hart Bay beach or a quick drive to the alabaster beaches on the North Shore of St. John. Casa Mare are the exquisite views enjoyed from this marvel of modSt. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photo ern design. The view across the south shore of St. John is breathtaking, and from Casa Mare you wont miss a second of it, said Stair. With stark angles and seeming ly endless windows, youll be able to soak up all those breath-taking water views, Stair added. With the Caribbean sun pour ing in through what seems like acres of glass, this villa has a sleek modern aesthetic that beautifully frames the surrounding vistas, said the Holiday Homes broker/ owner. rooms, each with en suite baths, affording the utmost in privacy. And for those entertaining occasions, Casa Mares living spaces cant be beat. The four bedroom suites are private and richly furnished, while the luxurious main living areas are equipped with every modern convenience, said Stair. The massive state-of-the-art kitchen also makes Casa Mare the perfect choice for culinary enthusiasts. The kitchen at Casa Mare insteel appliances and a sleek design. Please drop by, even for a few minutes. When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Time: 6:00-7:00pm Where: www.usingsportforsocialchange.com Focus V ir gin Island youth thr ough sports and fitness, giving them the confidence they need to set personal goals, achieve their aspirations and cr eate opportunity for themselves, their family and their community .St. John School of the ArtsUsing Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St. John Community Foundation and the St. John Parks and Recs Department, invite the public to attend this social gathering at The St. John School Of The Arts. During this fun, casual event, an update will be given on what USFSC is, what we have accompished in the past 5 years and what we are hoping to accomplish in the 2013-2014 year with your support. We will also be unveiling our sponsorship levels and budget for the 5th Annual FREE Just Play event for the youth and community of St. John/St. Thomas to be held on October 14, 2013 4th Annual 5th Annual4th Annual 5th Annual Monday October 14, 2013 Thanks to these early sponsors! The living area has towering ceilings and soaring windows which literally bring those water views right inside. Those vistas, however, are sure to pull you outside, where youll enjoy elegant outdoor living spaces, Stair explained. The outdoor living spaces are an elegant extension of the indoors at Casa Mare, he said. There is a comfortable dining area, a large pool for hours of happy drifting and plenty of space for just enjoying the sun and the breeze. Soak up the rays on the expansive deck and cool off in the refreshing pool. Watch the tropical sun dip below the horizon as you sip a sundowner while enjoying the cooling trade winds. For more information on Casa Mare, call Stair at Holiday Homes at 776-6776.


14 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 18 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, APRIL 11th2012 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John TradewindsGood day. I would like to bring the following to everyones attention because I believe awareness goes a long way in any community. ing that more and more that pellet guns and paint guns arms throughout the territory. As recent as this past weekend a pellet gun was used to rob a business and patrons in Christiansted, St. Croix. The perpetrators were arrested minutes lat er, and a pellet gun was recovered, along with items taken in the robbery. The recovered pellet gun closely turned out much differently. Manufactures are making pellet guns and paint ball guns to resemble, as close as possible, almost long guns. This is a nightmare for law enforcement personnel, and should also be a serious concern for parents, friends and family who purchase them as a gift, or for any other reason. It is not uncommon to hear of incidents of police which turned out to be a pellet gun, or some other is going to stop and ask anyone with anything resemcould result in serious injury or death of that person, whether he is an adult or a child. I am asking each of you to be aware of the poseveryones best interest to not allow minors, or adults for that matter, to brandish these items as if they were he or she deems necessary for their safety, and the safety of our citizens, as per training protocol. holder is accosted by someone brandishing what he (pellet guns) for your loved ones, family or friends. The decision not to make that purchase would be in the best interest for all in our rapidly changing community. VIPD Acting Commissioner Rodney QuerrardCriminals Are Using Pellet and Paint Guns in Robberies Virgin Islands we should go back to having governors appointed by the President. This might eliminate political favors and bring a more objective view to the table. Im too young to ciently under such tenure. I already know that opponents to this plan would point out that this method eliminates the election process, and in doing so, our voice in the formation of leadership. Frankly, I dont see this administration, or Every four years we elect and then complain about the results. Now the complaints have gone to the courts and, soon, the streets. Honestly, theres nothing wrong with the election process; its the political baggage that candidates deliver little, accept contributions in return for positions, and, worst of all, tell folks what they want to hear instead of the facts. Its unfortunate that the truth hurts, but in order to stop our downward slide, we have to face reality. We need to take a break from our present system and do a house cleaning. It is time to get serious about our aside childish bickering and behavior, an appointee wont be necessary. But, as it stands, its just a matter of time before drastic action is taken. Let us examine this matter seriously because whether we like it or not, change will come. Just a thought, Emmanuel PrinceJust a Thought


St. John Tradewinds At the Virgin Islands Next Generation Networks Executive Board meeting on Tuesday, April 2, representatives from viNGN Sustainable Broadband Adoption Grant vendor BetterWorld, d/b/a/ ConnectSpace.vi announced that 80 new work-from-home Remote Services Technician job opportunities are now available for residents of the territory. of BetterWorld/Connectspace.vi reported that the new positions that have become available are A Connectspace.vi representa tive also reported that the company was hosting a second round of meetings with executives from several other tele-work providers in the hopes of providing additional employment opportunities in the Virgin Islands. I am pleased that the efforts of viNGN and BetterWorld/Connectspace.vi have resulted in this newly developed technology sector, said Governor John deJongh. One of the primary goals of the SBA Grant investments was the creation of tele-work and entrepre neurial opportunities for our terri torys residents and this is a significant step towards that goal. The board also learned that the viNGN trenching project is now almost 83 percent complete. Interduct installation in WAPA conWAPA utility poles is also current ly in progress on both St. Croix and St. Thomas. Additionally, the board authorized viNGN President and CEO Larry Kupfer, to negotiate a construction services contract for the points in St. Thomas with J. Benton Construction, LLC. To date, there have been $32 million of construction service contracts that have been awarded and infused into the territorys local economy. Under the CCI Grant we continue to work hard, and work smart, to achieve our end goal, to complete the building of the Vir on-time and all indications suggest that we will accomplish that, Kupfer said. We know that the public is concerned with the highlevel of trenching that our teams are engaged in on both islands, and we apologize for the inconve nience and any unintended inter ruptions. ViNGN is continuing to partner with the larger Government House initiative to provide advance weekly information informing residents of where our trench ing crews will be working so that the public can seek alternate routes and make necessary adjustments, said Kupfer. At the meeting, board members also heard that more than 1,000 Virgin Islands residents have created on-line accounts thus far to participate in the Digital Literacy training course. Once the Digital Literacy Course is completed, users are then able to access over 5,500 other training courses including data, IT, and business related courses made possible through a partner ship with CyberLearning Inc. and the National Education Foundation. We believe the launch of the V.I. Digital Literacy Training Campaign, where viNGN is train ing two to three representatives of each government agency and department, along with robust private sector and student outreach components have really helped to increase overall awareness of the training services that viNGN has to offer, said Kevin Hughes, viNGNs Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Hughes noted that the cam paign in tandem with the fact that the Digital Literacy Training Course is available to the general public on-line at www.vingn.com, is proof positive of our attempt to train and positively impact as many people as possible under the BTOP grants. We encourage everyone to take the Digital Literacy Training Course, on their smartphone, at a Public Computer Center, or within the convenience of their own homes, Hughes saidSt. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 15 St. John Tradewinds News Photo viNGN Board Announces New Job Opportunities for Territory


zons with the community here, Moore said. I want people to know that we are here to help and were not trying to tell people what to do. Id like to educate people about our spay and neuter program and how important it is. Were working to make the animals here healthier and thats healthier for the people too, he said. Up next for the islands sole animal welfare organization is the groups annual zany dog show fundraiser Wagapalooza, scheduled for Saturday, May 18. Keep an eye out in future St. John Tradewinds editions for full details about the event. In the meantime, residents both on and off island can help support the ACC. The animals love company and we love having visitors here at the shelter, said Moore. Our Sunday hikes have been great with all of the dogs usually able to be taken out since we have a lot of volunteers who usually come. The Sunday morning hikes have become so popular with visitors and locals alike in fact, the Hiking with Hounds program was recently featured in an issue Way. The program will also be featured in the May issue of Cesar Millans magazine Cesars Way, according to Moore. Dogs and cats at the shelter also love getting care packages, Moore added. We always need donations, he said. We are comto the general fund to keep the shelter open. People here and in the states can also send care packages of treats, toys, medications, anything is appreciated. For more information about the St. John ACC check out the groups website at www.stjohnani malcarecenter.com, or stop by the shelter in Estate Enighed Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.16 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 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 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. Gifft Hill School 774-8617 Church Directoryon lights when taking medication. Keep your medication and your cleaning supplies in different locations and always keep your chemi cals in their original container, said the Poison Center Education Associate. There are many look alike products, so keep these things separate. Seniors should also have a list of all their medica tions including why they take them and the strength of the medication, Bell-Davis added. Know which medications can and cant be taken with food or water and establish a routine for taking the medications, she said. Keep your medications in a locked cabinet because nothing is childproof. If someone has been exposed to poison, rising with water and calling the 1-800-222-1222 hotline should mouth, or skin with water or if inhaled, remove from the fumes to fresh air and call the hotline, she said. Dont call the hotline and call 911 if the person is having a seizure, if you cannot wake them up or if they are not breathing. Other than that, call the Poison Center.Seniors Learn About Poison Control Center at AARP MeetingContinued from Page 4Ryan Moore Is New Animal Care Center Shelter Manager Continued from Page 6 words. I know St. Johnians hold people to their words and I know you will hold Senator Cole to his words of support for JFLI, Carty said. As VINP faces budget cuts due to the federal sequestration, one thing staff refused to eliminate were educational services, park Superintendent FitzGerald explained. When the staff looked at what we would cut here, I was pleased and a little surprised that when it came down to services, it was the Visitors Center, not the educational programs, that would be impacted, said FitzGerald. Keeping our childrens opportunities our future really is our children. ton, D.C., Puerto Rico and more, an upcoming trip to Ghana next year is much more personal, explained Alvis Christian Jr., the institutes Summer Program Executive Director. revolution here and those people, we call them St. Johnians, but they were from Ghana. Eighty percent of the medicinal plants we have here are from there. Next years trip to Africa is designed for JFLI students and their families to not just tour, but to bring something there and take something home, said Alvis Christian, Jr. Invoking the words of Crucian writer, educator and political activist Hubert Harrison, Basil Ottley explained how JFLI continues to educate children for the business of life. Were here to celebrate 17 years of JFLI and for a umental task, said Ottley. That can only be done with your commitment to shaping our children for the future. Mr. Christian has taken us back to what the business of life is all about through this institute. While his years of dedication and tireless work has made JFLI what it is, Alvis Christian took time to thank those who came out for the anniversary celebration. This couldnt happen without you and we wouldnt be here without you, said Christian. I want the younger generation to grow up learning from whence they came. They must know how hard the older generation had to work to get us what we have today. For more information about JFLI check out the institutes new website, www.johnsfolly.org, which was set to launch this week. Residents Young and Old Celebrate 17 Years of JFLIContinued from Page 3


St. John Tradewinds Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen last week announced that the deadline for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. Internship has been extended for VI applicants. The 2013 summer session of the program will take place from May 26 to July 27. Applicants can The application deadline is extended to April 26. Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. The intensive nine-week program provides college undergraduates with a behind-the-scenes look into the democratic process. a Congressional Black Caucus member, CBCF interns prepare to become decision makers in the policy making process. A series of educational activities, lectures, disunderstanding of the political process and African Americans place in history. CBCF interns will receive a $3,000 stipend, housing and may receive academic credit for their participation. Additional information may be found at www. interested students can contact Makeda Okolo at Batie, CBCF Intern Coordinator at (202) 263-2800. Students can also send an email to internships@ Program in the subject line. St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 17 ISSUE NO. 7 2013 NOW ON NEWSSTANDS CBCF Internship Program Deadline Extended To April 26 St. John Tradewinds John Insular Superintendent are asking the public to be aware that the solicitation of money by individual students carrying letters or donation sheets is not sanctioned by the district or the depart ment. I have witnessed and have received reports of students from various schools that are on the streets or outside public facilities soliciting funds from persons in the community, including strangers, St. Thomas/St. John Superintendent Jeanette Smith-Barry said recently. These children carry pieces of paper or letters that appear to support their claim of raising funds for some school related activ ity, but in some instances the letters have not even been approved by the school, said Smith-Barry. We want the public to know department. While community support for public schools is always appreciated, allowing students to solicit funds in this manner raises several questions, and have, in some instances, been found to be fraudulent, Smith-Barry added. There is no way of knowing how much money is actually collected by the students, how much of the collection is actually turned in, or if forms used outside the campus are duplicated and used by unauthorized individuals, she said. More importantly, we are concerned about our students approaching strangers and collecting large sums of money. This could pose a serious safety threat and we are asking all principals, school employees and par ents to help us safeguard against potential danger by making sure these activities are discontinued.Students Soliciting for Money Not Sanctioned by Dept. of EdSt. John Tradewinds Rotary Sunrise and Scotia Bank will again be teaming up to present this years Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon on Saturday, April 13, at Megans Bay on St. Thomas. The registration fee is $5. All registrants, whether competing alone or as part of a relay team, can complete and return their registration form to: the childs school; any Caribbean Surf location; Billabong; or to the St. Thomas Swimming Association. All registration forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Late registration will be the day of the event from 7 to 7:30 a.m. The event starts promptly at 8 a.m. The three-part event is open to three competing age groups: ages 5-8 years; 9-11 years; and 12-15 year olds. Each age group will participate in each of the three events swimming, bicycling and running. Participants may compete individually or may par ticipate in a relay team of two or three members. Participants in the 5-8 years of age group will swim 25 meters, bike for one-half mile and run for one-quarter mile. Children in the 9-11 age group will swim 100 meters, bike for one mile and run of contestants, the 12to 15-yearolds, will swim 200 meters, bike three miles and run one mile. For more information contact Susan MacFarland-Helton at 776-1400 or Shaun Pennington at 777-8144.2013 Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon Is April 12


18 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Sunset Ridge Villas Interval Ownership or Rentals www.sunsetridgevillas.com Sales: dave@cimmaronstjohn.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, 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) 776-6552Green BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore Tunick & 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.com LandscapingAlfredos 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 00831Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.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. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory TEE TIMEACROSS


St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 19 Friday, March 29 10:42 p.m. A citizen p/r that a male pulled a knife on him and threatened to do him bodily harm. Assault in the third. 10:53 p.m. A citizen c/r that a male removed two cellphones from his residence and then pulled a knife on him. Grand larceny. Sunday, March 31 8:53 a.m. A Virgin Grand Estates resident c/requesting police assistance with a stray dog. Police assistance. 10:08 a.m. A citizen p/r a lost phone in the area of Cruz Bay. Police assistance. 11:38 a.m. A citizen c/r hear tate Pastory. Illegal discharge of 5:44 p.m. A citizen r/ that a female was having a seizure in the area of Cruz Bay. Police assistance. 6:41 p.m. An Estate Freemans Ground resident r/ a disturbance with a neighbor. Distur bance of the peace. Monday, April 1 3:18 p.m. A citizen p/r an auto collision in the area of Maho Bay. Auto collision. 9:02 p.m. A citizen c/r an assault in the area of Wharfside Village. Assault in the third. Tuesday, April 2 8:33 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that the utility room next to his residence was broken into. Burglary in the third. 9:39 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a disturbance at her residence with a family member. Assault in the third. 9:54 a.m. A citizen p/r an auto collision on Centerline Road outside of Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay. Auto collision. 12:01 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to remove a vagrant who was creating a disturbance. Police assistance. 4:50 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that someone removed money and her credit card from her wallet while she was at the beach. Grand larceny. 4:03 p.m. A citizen p/r an assault. Assault in the third. 8:28 p.m. EMS c/r that a vagrant was robbed of his belongings. Petit larceny. Thursday, April 4 7:34 a.m. A minor female p/r that an adult male exposed his private parts to her this morning in the area of Frank Powell Park. Indecent exposure. 9:35 a.m. Badge #1254 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Ivan Penn of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with obscene and indecent exposure and disturbance of the peace. Bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Cor rections to be remanded. 11:02 a.m. A visitor p/r that his rental vehicle was hit. Auto accident, hit and run. 3:14 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident c/r that a male threw a rock through the window at his residence. Destruction of property, D.V. 5:12 p.m. Badge #1043 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one James Jeffrey of Estate Grunwald under arrest and charged with destruction of property. 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. 5:20 p.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident p/r a larceny. Grand larceny. 7:20 p.m. An employee from Westin Resort and Villas c/r a lar ceny. Grand larceny. 7:24 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r a disturbance with her husband. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 8:25 p.m. A visitor p/r that he lost his wallet. Lost wallet. 8:41 p.m A Coral Bay resident c/r loud music. Loud music. Friday, April 5 8:28 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that her minor son was beaten with a belt by another minor male along with three other minor males who took part/were present. Crime Stoppers empowers you, the law abiding citizens, to make your neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. If you know something, say something as law enforcement needs to know what you know. St. John On February 24 at about 11 p.m., a man reported he was at Bayside Grocery in Cruz Bay speaking to a Hispanic man in a dark blue Equinox when a white male driving a beige SUV reversed into him, pinning him between the two cars. Both of the vehicles left the scene, and the victim suffered severe injuries. Tell us what you know about this incident. St. Thomas Linda Baptiste received a court order giving her temporary legal and physical custody of her six-year-old grandson Khejei Ian Pharrell Harris. According to the order, neither of his parents has the right to take him from his grandmother without a written order from the court. Baptiste allowed Khejei to visit his mother, Tanya Harris, over the weekend of March 9 and 10. The child has not been returned to the grandmother; please help locate Khejei. A picture of him is on the Crime Stoppers website. Be part of the solution. Continue to help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Or text USVI plus the message to CRIMES (274637).Crime Stoppers United States V irgin Islands Tax Revenues Continue To Fall Short, Reports Governors Financial Team TOTAL 222,439,661 206,013,891 FISCAL YEAR 2012 VERSUS FISCAL YEAR 2013 TAX REVENUES ANALYSIS St. John Tradewinds tory when they noted that through the end of February, General Fund tax revenues are off as much as seven percent. Overall tax revenues received by the government are down opened on October 1, 2012. While we have taken steps to reduce the operating budgets Gottlieb. In addition to the reduction of operating budgets, the government has also taken steps to reduce overall expenditures by some 13 percent below last years levels, she added. While some tax categories are showing positive numbers when compared to the same period in Fiscal Year 2012, the biggest declines are in the Corporate Income and Real Property Tax categories, which are off by some 22 percent each, said Finance Commissioner Angel Dawson. Individual Income and Excise Taxes are also down 9 percent each. Dawson and Gottlieb recently updated Governor John deJongh They anticipate that this trend will continue as the territory heads into the slower summer months. In addition to the projected budget shortfall, the slow revenue collections also create cash The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus. The guest for April 14 is Charmian Redwood who will speak on Connecting with Archangel Michael and birthing the Inner Warrior. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.Charmain Redwood Is Guest Speaker at Unitarian Universalists Meeting April 14


20 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 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) 642-3263Tuesday, April 9 The St. John Historical Society will wrap up its season with a potluck gathering at the Cruz Bay Battery on Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. The Coral Bay Community Council will host the Planning Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Guy Benjamin Elementary School in room six. Friday, April 12 New York Empire Trio will be performing at St. John School of the Arts on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13 The next St. John Farmers Market will be on Satur day, April 13, near the entrance to the second level of The Mar ketplace from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is hosted the second Saturday of every month. W ednesday, April 17 St. John Film Society will screen Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Cases by the Sea in Coral Bay. Thursday, April 18 Want to learn all about whats going on around St. John? Then mark those calendars for Thursday, April 18, when the Community IMPACT Team and St. John Community Foundation will host a dinner meeting at Bethany Moravian Church at 5:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 and Sunday, April 21 The St. John Singers will present two concerts to cele brate the spring season, one on St. John and one on St. Thomas. The St. John Concert will be at the Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay on Friday evening, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. The St. Thomas Concert will be at the Wesley Methodist Church in Estate Tutu on Sunday after noon, April 21, at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance, a Spring Floral Spectacular will be on Satur day, May 11, at the St. Peter Greathouse. Saturday, May 18 The Animal Care Centers fundraiser Wagapalooza will be Saturday, May 18, at the V.I. Bay. Sally Furlong and Viky Becker are event co-chairs. Sunday, May 26 The Friends of V.I. National Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event which will be on Sunday, May 26. Public Notice Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS-RM Document #: 581 Filed: 03/28/13 Page 1 of 1


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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 8-14, 2013 to Show our Appreciationfor D r Jan! Thurs April 18 4-7pm at Skinny LegsBring a Thank You Letter/Note from Your Pet to Dr. Jan