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Street Name Addresssing Pilot Program Comes to STJPage 7GHS, CORE and Low Key Team Up To Fish LionshPage 4Country Singer Kenny Chesney Donates Part of New Album Proceeds to Friends of VINPPage 5 Former St. John Couple Accused of Murder To Be Tried SeparatelyAmanda Perry Hayes turns on husband Grant Hayes STORY ON PAGE 2 May 6-12, 2013 Copyright 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena RogersSt. John Comedy Vaudeville Show ThrillsStudents from Gifft Hill School, Julius E. Sprauve School and Guy Benjamin School worked with the GHS Theater Department to put on The St. John Comedy Vaudeville Show Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27. Students performed a variety of hilarious skits, mime routines and more, under the direction of Uncle Stevie, Doran Hamm and Peter Gould with costume design by Sandy Klein and Marina Scheer. ADDTIONAL PHOTOS ON P AGE 23. Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Turning 30 on Thurs., May 16Page 10St. John Needs More Government Services, Say ResidentsPage 3


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 (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 $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, May 6-12, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of WRAL.comAmanda Perry Hayes, above at left, and her husband Grant Hayes, above at right, face The Coral Bay Community Councils Marine Uses Planning Team will meet at Guy Benjamin School, room six, on Tuesday, May 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This meeting will focus on draft plan objectives to share with the upcoming American Institute of Architects Community Visioning Workshop in Coral Bay later this month, May 29 to 31. Everyone is welcome to join CBCC to discuss and map out the potential uses and preservation of Coral Bays ocean resources. The teams work is hosted by the CBCC as part of the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project: Phase 2. For more information call CBCC at 776-2099Marine Uses Planning Meeting May 11Join St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center on Saturday, May 11, at Maho Bay Campgrounds dining pavilion from 3 to 6 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to support nutritional and recreational programs for St. John seniors who use St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. There will be a free shuttle from Cruz Bay and returning after the event. The afternoon will feature live music and refreshments as well as a Mothers Day fashion show courtesy of Encore. Those who wish to stay for dinner will enjoy a 40 percent discount on their meal, thanks to Maho Bay Camps management. Call (340) 776-6226 to reserve a seat for dinner at the discounted rate. For more information and tickets to the fundraiser call St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center at (340) 693-8580.St. Ursulas Hosting Fundraiser May 11Coral Bay Community Council is hosting an American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Workshop focused on commu nity 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 should call 776-2099.AIA Sustainable Design Workshop SetThe second ever St. John Donkey Softball game is set for Satur Hosted by Dana Bartlett owner of the Carolina Corral with help from the Rotary Club of St. John, the second Donkey Softball game day, starting at 11 a.m. on May 11, will feature fun for the whole family. to rave reviews. Team members swing for the fences and then must either ride or walk a donkey around the bases. The game usually takes a few unexpected twists and turns and no one walks away without a smile on their face. In addition to the one-of-a-kind softball game, the afternoon will feature sack races, tug-of-war and pony rides for the little ones. Food and drinks will also be on sale. in all the action. Or, better yet, sign up for a team or volunteer to For more information or to register for a team, call Bartlett at (340) 693-5778 or talk to any Rotary Club of St. John member.Second Ever Donkey Softball Game Set for May 11 at Coral Bay Ball Field By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A Superior Court judge in North Carolina ruled last week to separate the trials of former St. John residents Grant Hayes and Amanda Perry Hayes, who are facing The former St. John residents are accused of killing and dismembering Grant Hayes ex-girlfriend, and the mother of his two children, Laura Ackerson of Kinston, North Carolina, in July 2011. Amanda Hayes, 41, and Grant Hayes, 33, who were living in Raleigh, North Carolina at the time, are accused of killing Ackerson, 27, dismembering her and transporting the remains to Texas. Ackersons remains were found in a creek near the home of Amanda Hayes sister, about 60 miles south of Houston. Both defense attorneys originally agreed to a joint trial, which was set for May 20. Lately, however, Amanda Hayes seems to have turned on her husband. Earlier this month Amanda attorney and hired defense lawyer Johnny Gaskins. Attorney Gaskins Amanda Hayes behalf, claiming that she participated in Acker sons death while under duress, feared for her life and that Grant Hayes, while in jail, threatened to kill her, according to a report on On Monday, April 22, Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ruled in favor of -Former St. John Couple Accused of Murder To Be Tried Separately Laura Ackerson Continued on Page 18


right now doing eight trips per day and there are days when theres no public transportation on this island, she said. The bus currently running has no air conditioning so theyve cut the runs down. After 1:25 p.m. there is no other bus to Coral Bay until 5:25 p.m. because drivers refuse to drive, and the union supports them, because of the excessive heat. Also there is no telephone at January, Wells said. You must call St. Thomas and get someones cell phone number, which should not have to happen. Although St. John residents pay plenty of taxes, they dont receive government services, Wells explained. We need our equal share of services, she said. We are taxed enough, but we are lacking in government services. While the Family Resource Center has a representative based at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center during working hours, the organization needs help offering its services to victims of domestic violence 24-hours a day, explained Vernon Araujo, Family Resource Centers director of development. We have the islands only counsellor at MKSCHC, but St. John is in desperate need for more resources, said Araujo. One issue we have is transportation. If there is a family in need of transportation immediately, we have a problem. They are sometimes afraid to take the ferry and we dont have a safe house on St. John, he said. We need help transporting victims to St. Thomas to our safe house there. We are offering ser vices on St. John, but were still coming up short. been handling the transportation of deceased bodies on the island since 2006 and have been asking for a contract with the Department of Justice which runs the territorys morgues since 2008, explained the groups president Bob Malacarne. We provide the service withBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds From the need for regular bus service to St. John Rescues need for a contract with the Department of Justice, Senators Donald Cole and Myron Jackson listened to myriad concerns from citizens at a town hall meeting on Thursday evening, May 2, at the St. John Legislature building in Cruz Bay. Hosted by the St. John Community Foundation in conjunction town hall meeting drew about 30 residents who each had a chance to share their concerns. In addition to Cole and Jackson, representatives from Senator Jeanette tended last weeks meeting. We are here to listen to you, Cole said. Well go back and ask the proper agency what we have to do to get answers for your questions and concerns. From a lack of teachers to lack of services, St. John is often at a disadvantage, explained retired educator Yvonne Wells, who took St. John is always at a disadvantage, said Wells. In the police department there are times the road and one at the desk. That is not acceptable. Every time a teacher retires, it seems the positions are being not deemed necessary anymore and instance three years ago someone retired from Industrial Arts and now that doesnt exist. Thats a big problem for our children. After years of talking, its time to open South Shore Road, Wells told the senators. Opening South Shore Road is crucial, she said. If there is a disaster and Centerline Road is blocked and we cant get to Kings Hill Road, we have no way of getting out of Coral Bay except by boat. You should pursue what needs to be done in the government and the V.I. National Park to make that road open. The island also suffers from having irregular bus service, when VITRAN is running at all, Wells added. VITRAN only has one bus 2013 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: APRIL 2013AVERAGE APRIL TOTAL Y-T-DY-T-D AVERAGE6.94 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 3 Thursday, May 9thINDEX St. John Needs More Government Services, Say ResidentsResidents tell senators they want better VITRAN service, help for domestic violence victims and more St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Dr. Joesph DeJames, above at left, with St. John Continued on Page 18 In Memory ofJavon Jade AlfredLive a happy life. We miss you. We love you. Love, Mom, Dad, your brothers and sisters, and family and friends


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With the very real possibilthroughout the area, the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation was founded the threat to local reefs. Response Program continues to Volunteers host informational workshops, give talks to community groups and recently teamed for the second time this year. The St. John private elementary and high school GHS hosts minimester programs twice each year. These programs take students out of the classroom and allow them to choose from a variety of real world interests, ranging from theater and arts to athletics and even Scuba diving. During the schools previous mini-mester program several months ago, one group of students worked with CORE volunteers to explained Frank Cummings, owner of Virgin Islands Snuba Excur sions and a CORE volunteer. CORE Foundations continued efforts of assisting the USVI community and abroad with sponse Program has once again formed a great union, said Cummings. GHS was impressed Response Program so much that they partnered their minimester program not once but twice this year. awareness presentations, as well as systematic search training and response training for the students, he said. This prepared the students for that week of snorkeling several bays in a systematic search as CORE responders exGHS students. The group successfully cleared several bays around St. John of added. A second group of GHS students, with a grant from Friends of V.I. National Parks School Kids in the Park program, used their minimester time to get certiWatersports with an eye toward program, Cummings explained. Recently, GHS second minimester program of 2013 expanded upon both of those previous programs, Cummings explained. For GHS second minimester of 2013, we took it up a notch, he said. This time the students were going to systematically search while scuba diving rather than snorkeling. The program was a success again and CORE looks forward to assisting other programs as well in the future. The program brought together the islands future stewards with dive professionals and CORE trained volunteers. As members of the dive industry, a concerned citizen of St. John, and an environmentalist, we at Low Key Watersports are on board to obtain additional information, and further research regarding the possible devastating the Virgin Islands, according to a prepared statement by the dive company. We are currently establishing our own guidelines to which we can offer the community solutions and co-exist with this invasive species. For more information about CORE, to schedule a presentation sighting, call (340) 514-4625 or 4 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 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: 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 News Photo Courtesy of Frank CummingsGHS students, CORE volunteers and Low Key Waterrsports recently teamed up to


St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 5 Kenny Chesney Donates To Friends of VINP and Features St. John on New Tour and Album Happy Holidays! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Four time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney has long been associated with St. John, but the laid-back country crooners latest recording, Life on a Rock, will resonate on a personal level for island residents even more than his previous releases. The recording, which was released on April 30, features a cover of tropical snapshots and includes two songs about beloved St. John residents. The song Lindy will surely bring a smile to the face of everyone who remembers the Cruz Bay character often spotted laughing at his own private joke. He plays piano at the church when nobodys watching, Chesney sings in the song. Sometimes you see him talking to himself, laughing to himself. Lindy strolls around and around and around. Chesneys song Happy on the Hey Now (A Song for Kristi) on the other hand, might just bring a tear to the eyes of those who called the late Kristi Hansen a friend. The long-time island resident passed away unexpectedly last year, but her memory will live on with Chesneys poignant lyrics. Ill always see you dancing up on the bow, living life in the moment, happy on the Hey Now, Chesney sings. And youll live with us as long as memory stays alive. And you left us with so many Kristi, you will never die, never die. You will never die. Chesney is also using his new recording to help Friends of V.I. National Park. The singer announced last month that he will donate a portion of the sales of the recordsupports the VINP. Kenny Chesney didnt know went to the Virgin Islands for a video shoot, according to a statement on But over the next 15 years, he found a harbor in the craziness, friends he would have far beyond stardom and a place that grounded him in the beauty of the ocean, the shore and the national parks. Over time, all that would inspire him to write a lot of songs for himself and his friends; now Photo Courtesy of about island residents. Errol A. James, M.D. 9602 Estate Thomas, Suite 4A, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 DIPLOMATE AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGER Y Choosing to have cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery is an important decision; so is selecting your plastic surgeon. Not all physicians who perform plastic surgery or use the title Dr. Errol A. James is fully trained plastic reconstructive surgeon. He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Specializing In: Graphic Courtesy of www.kennychesney.comChesney is donating a portion of the proceeds from the Continued on Page 17


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds the lower level kennel area of the St. John Animal to think about dangers of the upcoming Hurricane Season. The building next to us redid their wall recently into our kennels downstairs, said ACC Shelter Manager Ryan Moore. dents willing to take in one or more dogs in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane, Moore explained. In lieu of a tropical storm type of situation, were looking for foster homes so theyre not in danger, he said. At any time we have between 13 and 15 dogs and some dogs can go together to the same home. Hurricane evacuation volunteers are only asked to open their homes to the ACC dogs until the storm passes, Moore added. Were not asking for a big commitment, said the ACC Shelter Manager. Were just looking for tem porary homes for the dogs; just to make them safe and keep them safe until the storm passes. If someone happened to fall in love with their foster dog, however, they would be welcome to pursue adoption, Moore added. uation volunteers in case of a storm. Residents willing to care for one or two dogs during a storm this hurricane season, should call the ACC at 774-1625 or stop the Estate Enighed shelter Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.6 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 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 MAKE AN OFFER! Beautiful mahogany table Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon / Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon Located at Gifft Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer Station Hand-crafted by local woodworker Matt Mueller Make your oer by June 1 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds By Byrd Brane St. John Tradewinds Xanax Hayes, chairman of the St. John Audubon Spring Bird Count said, Its not believable. It obviously took a wrong turn somewhere. The Australian Brown Emu sighting was cor family who startled the bird resting on the warm hood of a rental Jeep at Salt Pond. Although Emus have been seen on other islands especially at night after bar-closing, this sited last spring at a wedding at Caneel Bay, 97 pelicans and 142 chickens were more representa tive of the local counts. According to birder Susan Chair, each year tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families, students, birders and scientists armed with binoculars, bird guides, smartphone apps and checklists go out on a semi-annual mission often before dawn. By far the most famous is the Christmas Bird Count, but the Spring Bird Count is gaining in popularity. Other rare sightings this spring on St. John included an Ivory-billed Woodpecker and two Blue Titmice. The Ivory-bill was sitting on a nest on Waterlemon Cay. Park interpreter Baye Laurel said, Normally, they nest in holes in trees. The Cornell Lab of Or nithology has offered a reward of $50,000 to the person who can lead a project biologist to a living Ivory-billed Woodpecker. So we are all going to search. The Blue Tits were a surprise, Laurel observed. They are island residents all winter, but by April 1 they are usually replaced by Roseate Tits. These two were spotted at Solomon Beach. Because other scantily-clad creatures are coming very useful. Without such equipment, those Blue Tits might never have been sighted. Xanax Hayes notes that the access boardwalk built at Francis Bay by Fiends of the Park volunteers gives another easy place for the bird-count volunteers to stand and count for something. Now if theyll just cut down all that brush, and maybe put in a nice paved apron bordering the pond it would be perfect, said Hayes. Oh and they should probably get a dredge in there. It looks like it is silting up big time. Almost the Local News by Rudy Patton Emu Sighted During Audubon Spring Bird Count Animal Care Center Looking for Help for Hounds During Hurricane SeasonGeorgie, above, may need a temporary home during a potential hurricane.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents in the Cruz Bay area tion packets hanging from their process of implementing a logical addressing system in the neighbor hood. The Street Addressing Initia tive, being overseen by Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis ofnumber all buildings across the territory in an effort to bring local addresses into conformity with national standards. Having a uniform and logical street address system is expected to improve everything from mail delivery to emergency response times and vehicle navigation systems. Legislation for the initiative was sponsored by Senator Craig Barshinger in 2010 and the pilot program was launched this March on St. Croix. Cruz Bay is the second neighborhood to take part in the pilot program, which will wrap up with Charlotte Amalie later this month. Field crews will be leaving an information packet at every residence and business in the pilot area. This packet contains the new address that has been assigned to the location, which will include a number and a street name. Residents are asked to verify that the project team correctly understands their existing address information as reported in property tax databases and contact the Lt. mation listed is incorrect. Contact information and instructions are provided in the packet material. Although most roads in the Cruz Bay pilot area are named, there are unnamed streets in Estates Enighed and Contant that have been assigned temporary names. Residents on these unnamed streets are encouraged to work together to identify a suitable name for their road, which can then be The Street Addressing Initiative will not remove the territorys traditional estate names, but will add numbers and street names to the at a January meeting on the program. tracted the University of the Vir gin Islands for the project, which in turn subcontracted AppGeo and Spatial Focus. Those two statesidebased companies have experience creating the type of street-based addresses which are expected to improve everything from public safety response, to parcel deliver ies and car navigation systems, acmeeting. The project, which has been discussed for years and planned for the past two, will improve public safety, explained Raymond Williams, Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis Chief of Staff. We are far, far behind the ball in developing a uniform street addressing system, Williams said. In order to get better safety and security in our communities we need a uniform system of addressing. The initial legislation appropriated about $500,000 for the projlike $1.5 million to complete the Street Addressing Initiative, according to Barshinger. Street naming guidelines are available at For more information on the Street Addressing Initiative, contact Chris George, GIS Coordinator/SAI Project Manager, at (340) John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 7 CANEEL BEA C H TERRA C E Sunday May 12, 2013 HORS D OEUVRES Assorted Chilled Seafood Display, Shrimp & Snow Crab Claws, Squid Salad and Seaweed, Marinated Mussels, Assorted Signature Salads, Tropical Fruit Salad, Cheese Board, Cured Meats & Smoked Salmon Platter, Variety of Cold Sauces, Relishes & Chutneys SOUP Conch Callaloo COLD SOUP Chunky Watermelon Gazpacho P AST A Linguine Pasta, Shrimp, Scallop, Chicken, Marinara Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese VEGET ABLE Vegetable Medley, Corn on the Cob ST ARCH Garlicky Romano Potatoes, Collard Green and Kale Fried Brown RiceFor further information and bookings, please call 340-776-6111 15% service charge applies,18% parties of 6 or more. Complimentary transfers from Red Hook. Advance reservation required, bookings subject to availability.ENTRES Mahi Mahi with Chunky Putanesca Sauce, Stir Fry Shrimp and Pineapple, Barbeque Baby Back Ribs, Roasted Whole Chicken with Wilted Wholesome Greens and Brandy-Raisin Gravy CAR VING ST A TION Roasted Cajun Sirloin Steak with Red Wine-Port Sauce and Horseradish Cream DESSER TS Key Lime Pie, Apple Pie, Pecan Tart, Coconut Tart, Cherry Tart, Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Black Forest Cake, White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Coconut Flan, Banana Mousse, Rice Pudding $80 per Person Includes Complimentary Mimosas $40 Children 12 and under 042110 cb mothersday trdwnds.indd 1 4/18/13 11:53 AM Street Addressing Pilot Moves to St. JohnField Crews Launch Site Visits in Cruz Bay


8 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dont miss the chance to meet up-and-coming student artists along with two established professional St. John artists at Bajo el Sols May 10 opening reception. Work by students in Lisa Etres Ivanna Eudora Kean High School art classes will be featured at the reception along with work by Kar en Samuel and William Stelzer, at the gallery located at upstairs at the Mongoose Junction on Friday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. About 20 students between the ages of 16 and 18 in Etres Color and Design and Drawing and Painting classes at IEKHS will take part in this months Bajo show. This the sixth year in a row which Bajo owners Livy and Tom Hitchcock have featured work by Etres students. The tradition began in 2007, when Etre invited Livy Hitchcock, an accomplished pastel artist, to work with her IEKHS art students. I wrote a grant to V.I. Council on the Arts for a professional artist to come in to the classroom and teach their medium, said Etre. Livy Hitchcock came in and led a workshop on pastel painting and the work by the students was so good that she said, this needs to be displayed. That year the Hitchcocks offered to host a show for the IEKHS art students and the tradition has continued ever since, Etre explained. Tom and Livy offered to do a show for the students and they have been so supportive and hosted a show every year since then, said the art teacher. A territory-wide teacher shortage has seen Etre welcome students of different ages and abilities to her classroom, yet this years work continues the tradition of for exhibition, Etre explained. We have a teacher shortage and an excess of students so what Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 For sales contact Dave Conroe ( For rental contact Cimmaron Property Mgt. ( Interval Ownership or St. Johns best price per sq. ft. Sleeps 6 to 8. Great Sunset views. See our Web cam* *SUNSET RIDGE VILLAS FSB0 $649,000 SPECTACULAR VIEW INNSTEAD 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; and see ID#23936306 at BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PRICE REDUCED IEK Students Featured with William Stelzer, Karen Samuel at May 10 Bajo el Sol OpeningContinued on Page 24


St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 9 Beach to Beach Power Swim Is May 26By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Ten years ago, Friends of V.I. National Park executive director Joe Kessler hatched the idea to host an open water swim to showcase what his organization works so hard to support; the beauty of V.I. National Park. Beach Power Swim. A decade later, Kessler is capping this years entries at 300 and expects to close registration well ahead of the May 25 deadline. We already have 170 people registered and there are still three plus weeks to go, Kessler said last week. Weve had two practice swims already and theyve seen the largest turnout weve ever had. Weve had 29 and 33 swimmers respectively, where we typically get about 12 to 15 people who come out. Between the beautiful surroundings of VINP, the knowledge that funds raised at the race go to protect those surroundings and the freedom to choose between short and longer distance courses, its no wonder the annual Friends of VINP fundraiser has grown so popular. The swim kicks off at Maho Bay Beach on Sunday, May 26, and participants can choose to swim one of three courses. The short course, about one mile, ends at Cinnamon Bay. The intermediate course is about two and one-quarter miles and ends at Trunk Bay, while the long course, about three and one-half miles, ends at Hawksnest Bay. Swimmers can swim alone, as part of a three-per son relay team, or swim assisted with the use of a practice swim before race day will be Sunday, May either Cinnamon, Trunk or Hawksnest. Friends of VINP still need volunteers both in the water and on shore to help with years event, Kessler explained. We still need volunteers who can kayak and help us in the water or who can help out on the beach, he who isnt swimming, its a great way to be part of the fun. After the race, be sure to join Friends of VINP at Oppenheimer Beach for an awards ceremony and after-party, Kessler added. Many local businesses are also helping to make sure this years event, and after-party, are as much fun as always. Maho Bay Glassworks has donated the glass art for the awards, Freebird donated funds for participant medals, St. John Hardware covered the cost for swim caps this year and St. John Insurance donated funds for T-shirts, according to Kessler. Other major sponsors are Department of Tourism, FirstBank, Mongoose Junction and Topa, the Par rot Club, Tunick Insurance and Health Care United, Angel Electric and Choice. St. John Brewers, Skinny Legs and a Mexican eatery on St. Thomas are joining forces to ensure that all swimmers and volunteers have fun at the Oppenheimer beach party, Kessler added. Last years swim saw six new records set and Kessler expects the action this year to be exciting as well. Last year was a real bumper crop as far as setting records, said the Friends of VINP executive director. We had a new record for the womens long course and for the relay team unassisted. There was also a record set for the long course assisted, intermediate course for men and women, short assisted for women and long unassisted for men too. St. Croixs Bryson Mays won the long course unassisted for the third year in a row last year and set a new record of one hour, 10 minutes and 40 seconds. Swimmers in this years race beware, Mays is already registered, Kessler explained. He went off to Naval Academy and hes had a year of Naval physical education and training, Kessler said about Mays. Hes a year older and probably more than a year stronger and hes already registered so hes coming back to compete. Were looking for ward to that. Dont miss out on this years event. General registration is currently open through May 24. The cost is $25 for youth under 17 and $50 for adults. Late registration, if still open, will be available on Saturday, May 25, for $50 for children under 17 and $75 for adults. There will be no registration available on race day, Sunday, May 26. Registration is available online at, by phone at (340) 779-4940 or in person at Friends of the Park Store at Mongoose Junction or either Connections locations in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay. without the partnership of Maho Bay Campground, which previously offered deeply discounted rates to swimmers and hosted the pre-race meeting. Since Maho Bay is closing on May 15, the campground will not be available to accommodate any events for Beach to Beach. Instead, several other St. John accommodations Gallows Point Resort, Inn at Tamarind Court, Caribbean Villas and Resorts, Caneel Bay Resort, Westin Resort and Villas and Grande Bay Resort are offering special rates for Beach to Beach swimmers. A pre-race meeting will he hosted at Cinnamon Bay Campgrounds Tree Lizards Restaurant on Saturday, May 25, starting at 3:30 p.m. If there are still spaces available, that will be last chance for swimmers to register for the race. While the annual Beach to Beach Power Swim is a fundraiser for Friends, the event is also about showcasing the beauty of VINP, Kessler explained. For us this is really a modest fundraiser, said Kessler. Its more about raising awareness about the park and what were doing. The idea is not to get as many people in the swim as possible. We want to showcase our best feature and host a safe and challenging and fun event that is worthwhile for everyone who participates, Kessler said. For more information about the Beach to Beach, to donate, register or volunteer for the event, call Friends at (340) 779-4940 or check out


10 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 Dr. Roy M. Schneider, Commissioner of Health and our chair. Photo Courtesy of Andromeada ChildsSt. John Tradewinds On Thursday, May 16, Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St. John will celebrate 30 years! This is a real milestone for St. John because of the clinics professionalism and medical service to all St. John residents. More so, MKSCHC is now affectionately called The Clinic. Health care here had always been a major concern on the island. Historically cholera and typhoid fever epidemics raged in the 1800s. Dr. Hans Hornbeck spent seven years as District Physician of St. John (1825 1832). He was then appointed as the Kings Physician for St. Thomas. Intermittent medical services were offered after that until the government instituted the island Administrator-Physician position which was didnt solve all the problems. A long-time Cruz Bay resident, Benjamin T. Rhoades, wrote a letter to his daughter on October 20, 1935 stating but the Commissioner (Dr. Arthur I Edison) here made some kind of break nearly causing a riot so has got himself disliked by some of the natives. The people in Cruz Bay held a party and dance the other night; of course they made considerable noise and they kept such affairs up until daybreak. The Commissioner sat up with this gun handy. I believe your brother lives in Maywood; the Commissioner and wife came from there. Wonder if he (your brother) is acquainted with him. A.I. Edison, M.D. also kept a drugstore. Dont think if there should be an uprising, we would be disturbed. Interesting times but not for doctoring. Dr. Edison did establish a seven bed emergency room. Also, the old Customs House became a maternity clinic. Shortly arrived on the medical scene was Miss Myrah Keating-Smith. She was professionally trained at Tuskegee Institute and the John Albion Andrew Memorial Hospital, School of Nursing in the United States and after a two year orientation with Dr. Knud-Hansen of St. Thomas, began her long and successful medical career on St. John. Nurse Myrah successfully delivered more than 500 children in her midwifery career. She was well-received island-wide by everyone who appreciated her medical skills and the peace and solace that she displayed. They often commented, If Miss Myrah is here all will be well. She was humble and knew to give God the praise and glory. Nurse Myrah and her twin sister, Meada, worked in tandem with Gods help to maintain the health of all St. Johnians. Miss Myrah would tend their ills while Miss Meada would make sure that they had nourishing food and a healthy lifestyle. Nineteen years ago Miss Myrah went to her just reward and her monument on the hill continues to grow in the level and quality of medical Take a trip around the world with Each week, we will explore the customs and traditions of one of the seven continents through music, dance, arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, reading and creative play. Campers will also have the opportunity to use technology each day, and we will visit Trunk Bay for swimming every Wednesday! June 24th June 28th North America July 1 July 5 Celebrate St. John! July 8 July 12 South America July 15 July 19 Africa July 22 July 26t Europe July 29 August 2 Asia August 5 August 9 Australia August 12 August 16 Antarctica Registration Information Camp Barracuda is open to children ages 3 11. Camp hours are 9AM 4PM. Registration fee of $10 (nonrefundable) Cost: $225/week (10% discount for each additional child). Payment is due on or before the Monday of each week. Payment for the first session is due June 10. Aftercare is available until 5PM for $50/week. Children should bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle every day. Campers must be dropped off and picked up at Trunk Bay on Wednesdays. All children must have a completed medical form to attend camp. Scholarships are available! Please call the Development Office at 340 776 1730. CONGRATULATIONS! Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Makes 30 Years


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12 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Inexpensive Fans May Cost More in the EndSt. John Tradewinds Last week I was called to a friends house to assist him in installing some new ceiling fans. The old fans wooden blades were looking pretty bad and the owner got a good deal on the new ones. The homeowner likes to leave all eight fans running constantly to stop mold from growing. After advising him how best to go about the task, I got curious about how much electrical energy the old fans had been using and how much the new fans would consume. The old fans were 42-inch Hampton Bay brand. The electrical data plate on the fan said 2.3 amps, 110 volts. So if you do the math, 2.3 amps times 110 volts equals 253 watts per hour. Multiply 253 watts by 24 hours in a day, and you get 6,072 watts, times 30 days per month, which equals 182,160 watts. With WAPA rates around $0.50 cents per kW, each fan was costing $91.08 per month. Multiply that by eight fans and its $728.64 per month! So I thought, great, they bought 42-inch fans were Contractors Choice brand. The electrical data plate on them said 2.6 amps, 110 volts. So, 2.6 times 110 equals 286 watts times 24 hours equals 6,864 watts times 30 days which equals 205,920 watts. Multiply by $0.50 per kW, and you get $102.96 per fan. For all eight fans, their WAPA bill will go up to $823.68 per month almost a hundred bucks! So you see, it pays to read the electrical data information on all appliances. What sounds like a good deal may wind up costing you more than you expect. Also, keep in mind that we have been in near-drought conditions lately. Mold will not grow fast in dry weather, so shut off the fans and open up the windows! That will help emit less carbon into the atmosphere, and Id sure rather $800 in my pocket than in WAPAs pocket. For a greener tomorrow. St. John Tradewinds The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that scholarship applications are now available for the 2013-2014 school year. This years renewable $2,500 annual award is offered to a qualifying St. John female whose family or self has resided on St. an accredited college or university. Applications may be picked up at Connections in Cruz Bay (776-6922) or Coral Bay or by contacting the Rutniks at 6938069. The deadline for submission is May 15. Notice will be given on or before May 28. Applications are also available at Gifft Hill School or by call ing Beth Knight at 776-6595 or Beth Jones at 776-1730. An annual scholarship is also being offered to a new student attending Pre-K through 3rd grade at Gifft Hill School. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund and the Rutnik family wish to thank the community for their continued support of this Scholarship fund established in 1997 in memory of their daughter, Ruby Rutnik. Ruby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship Applications Now AvailableSt. John Tradewinds The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Alumni Association will ebrate the alma maters 40th year anniversary. The event will be at Frenchmans Reef & Morning Star Mar riott Beach Resort from 8 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Tickets to this elegant event are $75 per person and can be pur chased online at, or at Therapy Works located in Barbel Plaza. Entertainment will be provided by Cool Session. Join IEKHS alumni as they Celebrate 40 Years of Class. For more information contact Jessica Edwards at (340) 6266216 or Amazia Francis at (340) 642-1251.IEKHS Alumni Prom Set for June 14


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Imagine your own private sanctuary where you can watch the sun dip below the horizon as the tropical sky turns shades of blazing pink and orange. At Enighed Gardens that dream bedroom, four bathroom masonry home is for sale for $895,000, explained Holiday Homes broker/ owner Christie ONeil. This property is a good value with great potential, said ONeil. Its a must see. You wont quickly tire of those stunning sunset views across the Pillsbury Sound to St.Thomas available from Enighed Gardens, which is located close to beaches and the restaurants and shopping of Cruz Bay. The sunset views are outstanding, said ONeil. And the location is ultra convenient. Enighed Gardens is close to the town of Cruz Bay and stores, the National Park beaches and the amenities of the Westin Resort. Enighed Gardens sits on almost a half acre of land which offers lots of potential, ONeil added. The property itself is amazing, she said. The house sits on entry. There is also a large parking area suitable for multiple vehicles and the bounds are fenced so its particularly good for landscaping, kids, and pets. The landscaping is gorgeous with many mature colorful, tropical plants, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. There is also plenty of room to add a pool. After stepping off the beautiful decks into Enighed Gardens, which affords the utmost in privacy and potential. tion, which currently encompasses a two bedroom main house with an expansive deck and a separate guest suite, said ONeil. Plus there is a den which could be another bedroom on the main level. Then there is a large one bedroom apartment with kitchen, living room and private covered deck on the lower level. Plus there is a studio unit which is currently rented separately but could easily be incorporated as another bedroom and bath for the main dwelling or for the apartment, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. With all that room to add a pool the property could easily be utilized as an income producing rental, ONeil explained. There is great potential for Enighed Gardens to become a top producing rental villa if one were to add a pool, she said. Or the property would be great as a family compound with its mother-in-law apartment. Or it could continue just as it is as an income producing investment property. For more information on Enighed Gardens, call Broker (340) 774-8088 or on her cell at (340) 998-7451. St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 13 Enjoy Stunning Tropical Sunsets from Enighed Gardens to reschedule the Commodores Cup Regatta. The race will now be on Saturday and Sunday, May 11, and 12, in Coral Bay. The regatta is hosted by the St. John Yacht Club, the Nauti Yacht Club and the Coral Bay Yacht Club. Skippers meet ings and the awards ceremony will be at Skinny Legs. able at Connections East and West, St. John Hardware and from KATS St. John students. BEACH C AF RE STAU R ANT S UNDAY, MAY : AM : PM PER PER SON CHILDR EN AGES H ALF PR ICE CHILDR EN AGES AND UNDER EAT FR EE RESER VATIONS HIGHLY R ECOMMENDED EXT. St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Holiday HomesGaze across Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas and enjoy tropical sunsets from the expansive decks at Enighed Gardens.Commodores Cup Rescheduled Due To Light Wind ForecastThe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. On Sunday, May 12, the group will gather at Doug and Leslie Whites East End home, Stoney Point and Big Rock Cottage, to hear about Spiritual Awakenings on a Journey Toward Sustainability. Green Residence, a Residential Winner of the National Forest Stewardship Council, Design and Build with FSC Award. Doug White will share his experiences in searching for sustainable materials and practices which have taken him from such diverse places as the Amazon rainforest, clear-cut National Forests in Oregon, Tikal in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala and an organic farm in Dominica, to gather inspiration and knowledge to sustainably design and build a small stone and traditional West Indian wooden cottage on East End, St. John.UUF Meeting at Stoney Point May 12


Most everyone on St. John is familiar with Connections bumper stickers, Were All Here Because Were Not All There and St. John Worlds Largest Open Air Asylum. After the past four months of being away from St. John, I have racked my brain to come up with a new bumper sticker that expresses the amazing commu nity in which we live. Everyone says there are no secrets on the rock or, as the sayings go, We dont care what you do as long as we know about it by noon the next day, and What happens on St. John, stays on St. John. I learned in March that there are indeed secrets that stay on our rock when a friend called me and asked if I wished I could be on St. John to attend the fundraiser that was happening that night to help me. What? Who? How? I was overwhelmed and couldnt begin to grasp that people were rallying to help me. I wrestled with the life lesson of acceptance. Once I quit crying tears of gratitude, I began to try and learn who would do such a loving effort. After all, me, Cid of Connections, didnt have a clue about an event happening on St. John? Say what? Unbeknownst to me, Allison Gould, together with Dawn Burgess of Motu, Jamison, Claire, Ryan and the S/V Kekoa crew, Jared and the Band Ish, and John Ferrigno and the Sam & Jacks Deli staff, organized a fundraiser to help pay for my medical bills from my fall on 12/12/12. I learned on Facebook that Steve Simonsen videoed the event. Even as I write this thank you, I do not know who all the angels are. I do know that this loving effort means more to me than I can adequately express. It has allowed me to pay for my physical and massage therapies which are paramount in the healing of my fractured heel, knee and shoulder. I think the new bumper sticker has to say something about the worlds largest angel population living on a tiny rock called St. John. Thank you all so very much. Cidney Hamling14 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, MA Y 9th2012 Grand Larcenies: 72 2013-TO-DATE Letters To St. John Tradewinds ISLAND NOTES from the publisherIn Memoriam: Javon Jade Alfred May 12, 1997-December 22, 2004 Happy Birthday! Cid Hamling makes the touchdown signal to show off the movement in her elbow.Due to recent events in our society, our safety and security are being threatened. Its hard to feel safe when bombs and bullets are exploding. More laws and added measures cannot provide us with a true sense of peace. They can help, but only by placing our lives in Jesus hands can we overcome fear. I have added two verses to this popular Christian song. I pray that it speaks to our fragile existence. Turn my yes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of the world Will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace Turn my feet toward Jesus Walk straight in His fullness of grace And the dangers of this Earth Will soon pass away As we humbly kneel down to pray Turn my heart unto Jesus Draw close to His loving embrace And the hurts of the world Will heal as the time Draws close to His soon-coming day. Emmanuel Prince


St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 15 SEND LETTERS, THOUGHTS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Norah Marie ChouiniereNorah Marie Chouiniere was born at her Estate Adrian home the afternoon weighing eight pounds, four ounces. Welcoming her into the world were mom Andrea Chouiniere, dad Ted Chouiniere, midwife Dr. Wendy Coram, assistant Suki Buchalter, big brother Dax Chouiniere, and dear family friend Michelle Petersen. Mom and baby are healthy and doing well, and the Chouinieres are enjoying settling in as a family of four.St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of the Chouiniere FamilyDepartment of Tourism Gears Up for National Tourism Week May 4-12 St. John Tradewinds As part of the annual National Travel and Tour ism Week, May 4-12, the Department of Tourism has planned a number of activities in the territory to address two key areas of critical importance to both residents and visitors island cleanliness and customer service. This years theme Lets Clean Up our Act! calls on everyone to put their best foot forward to make the U.S. Virgin Islands a better place to live and to visit. Tourism Week kicked off with a territory-wide clean up on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 11 a.m. A total of 12 locations on St. Croix, St. John and St. Croix were designated meeting stations from which teams of volunteers set out to clean up neighborhoods, commercial zones and roadsides. Volunteers were provided T-shirts, gloves, reusable water bottles and drinking water. Cleaning up our islands is an important act our community, said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. We ask the community to come out and support this initiative to help keep our islands clean for everyone to enjoy. In keeping with the theme of Cleaning Up our Act, DOT will focus on customer service. Free customer service workshops will be hosted on St. Thomas May 9 and 10. Conducted by professional service trainer and Virgin Islander, Dr. Bryan Williams, the workshops will focus on world-class service delivery, including special sessions for managers and supervisors, taxi operators and air port personnel. As members of a tourism-based community, providing exceptional customer service is essential to the success of our destination and our future prosperity, said Nicholson-Doty. Equally impor tant is the level of service we provide each other as residents of the Virgin Islands which is why we encourage the public at large to participate in the workshops and help make the USVI a more hospitable place for all of us. To register for the workshops on St. Thomas/ St. John, contact Canika John at (340) 774-8784 Other activities which will take place during National Tourism Week include school visits to speak with students about customer service, the importance of tourism and the need to keep our islands clean. DOT representatives will reinforce these messages during interviews planned on local radio programs. Throughout the month of May the department will also run a television advertising campaign promoting its customer service pledge, a commitment USVI employees and businesses can make to improve the level of service they provide their customers. To take the pledge, go to www.usviservice For more information about National Tourism Week activities call 774-8784.


16 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 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 Divine Worship 10 a.m., except second Sundays start at 9 a.m., 776-6291 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. 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 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 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 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 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 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. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 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 TO YOUR HEAL THHappy Mothers Day Special to St. John Tradewinds We often say, Happy Mothers Day. But how many mothers and women in general are truly happy? If you have found the secret to inner joy and are truly happy, be thankful, very thankful. The fact is that many women push through life and do not take time to smell the roses. They are so caught up in the business of life or overwhelmed with the fatigue of life that they fail to enjoy life. Some women plunge through life in a mechani cal way doing the daily routine alone or for their job joy and happiness in life despite the circumstances around us: Enjoy Nature Sing a Song/Make a Song Help Others Exercise Learn something new/Read a good book. Keep a Journal (Write) a Spiritual Connection These tips were adapted from Being Your Best, A Womans Guide to Personal Excellence, by Dorothy Eaton Watts. Wishing all, and especially mothers and women good mental health and true happiness! St. John Tradewinds Bonnier Corp.s Islands magazine last week announced its readers favor ite Caribbean destinations, resorts, beach bars and more for 2013. The full list is in its May Best of the Caribbean issue, on newsstands now. With more than 12,000 votes cast, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Jamaica were the big winners, each taking top honors in two of the 10 categories. This years Best of the Caribbean winners are true winners, said Islands Brand Director Eddy Patricelli. They were nominated by Islands followers. They were declared winners by Islands followers. No small feat. The U.S. Virgin Islands edged out the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Aruba for the Best Destination win. In addition, USVIs Trunk Bay on St. John won for Best Beach, narrowly beat ing Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman and Grace Bay on Turks and Caicos. Jamaica took home the top honor for Best Island Food, beating out Puerto Rico. Ricks Cafe on Jamaica won for Best Beach Bar, with Foxys on the British Virgin Islands and Wreck Bar on the Cayman Islands close runners-up. The other top winners included: Jade Mountain on St. Lucia for Best Luxury Resort; the Cayman Islands for Best Snorkeling; Royal Caribbean for Best Cruise Line; American Airlines for Best Airline; Sandals for Best All-Inclusive; and Westin Aruba for Best Value Resort. Each category included four runnersup, which are also worthy winners because each category presented a tight race. The Best of the Caribbean campaign hefty reminders that our readers are an opinionated bunch especially when it comes to the Caribbean, Patricelli said. Stay tuned for Islands November issue, which will feature editors picks for the Best of the Caribbean. Published eight times a year by Bonnier Corp., Islands is the global authority on island destinations. Through its maga zine and website and across media plat forms, it takes readers on adventures they have always dreamed of and gives them the tools to help them live those dreams. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia U.S. Virgin Islands Jamaica Cayman Islands Ricks Cafe, Jamaica Royal Caribbean American Airlines Trunk Bay, St. John Sandals Westin Aruba Islands Magazine Readers Name USVI Top Destination, Trunk Bay Top Beach


Houses of Hope founder. This is their honeymoon. They dont have to think about cancer this week. The retreat is also a chance for the breast cancer patients caretakers to talk about how theyve been impacted, Patten-Coble explained. The husbands and kids lives change dramatically as well, she said. During the retreat I watch as couples connect in a way thats not really possible with the day-to-day things they have to deal with. I notice these men who do such a great job as caretakers who really feel isolated. But at the retreat they are surrounded by other people who are in the same boat, said Patten-Coble. There is a feeling that theyre not alone. While on St. John, the group enjoyed meals from La Plancha del Mar, Asolare, High Tide, Rumb Lines, La Tapa, Waterfront Bistro, Tap Room, Banana Deck, Woodys, The Terrace, Baked in the Sun and St. John Catering and a dessert at Ocean Grille. Motu Bar hosted a welcome party for the retreat and they enjoyed trying Stand Up Paddleboarding with Big Planet, a sunset sail on Kekoa, massages keling with Low Key Watersports. Transportation for the group was provided by Aniell Samuel. an expensive one, Patten-Coble hopes to make the St. John trip an annual one for Little Pink Houses of Hope, she explained. For more information on the group, or to make a donation, check out the website John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 17 Kenny Chesney Donates To Friends of VINP a handful of those songs have become Life On A Rock, which ar rives April 30, according to the prepared statement. Given the powerful role the various islands in the Caribbean have played in his life, the singer/songwriter wanted to do something to honor on all that. To that end, Chesney will donate a portion of the proceeds of the sales of Life On A Rock to the Friends of the US Virgin Islands National Park to insure the legacy of nature for coming generations. know just what percentage of the proceeds from the record sales the group will receive, the news of Chesneys donation was celebrated tion. I was contacted by someone in our name and mailing address, said Friends of VINPs Executive Director Joe Kessler. They didnt have any other information in terms of what percentage or ideas of how to use the funds. So we just kind of said, Okay, thats great. That was about 10 days ago and we just put in on the back burner and waited to see what would come of it, Kessler said. Then last Thursday I was made aware that lease on his website and the news was picked up by other entertainment websites also. The exact dollar amount Friends receives is not the most important part of the donation, Kessler added. If we $20 or $200,000, its all good for us, he said. There is no down side to this at all. Were very grateful and appreciative and honored. And well do our very best to make very good use of the donation. Chesney was inspired to make the donation in the face of tightening budgets and pressures to develop, according the prepared statement on his website. As the world becomes more developed, protecting these wild places is going to become harder and the cost of maintaining them needs to be covered, Chesney is quoted in the statement. Its easy to for get, or not understand when its a line item on a piece of paper, just one more expense. But if youve ever seen the trees, the oceans from a ridge, the way it all tangles together, you realize how important making sure lands like this exist for the people who come after us is. For me, Life On A Rock comes from this place, so I want to give something back, so its there for others, Chesney said in the and the awe that I did for so many years. And I like that the music can be connected with protecting something so important. tion to Friends of VINP, Kessler added. Kenny has been supportive of the park and our work, said Kessler. The park is part of the reason why he comes here. He has donated to us in the past; he helped with the Hurricane Hole mooring program. Were proud that he chose us for the donation and that he knows us and knows our work, said Kessler. Chesney hopes the donation to Friends of VINP helps to raise awareness about the organization, according to the prepared statement on his website. Our national parks are one of those things you might not think about. Chesney is quoted in the statement. But once theyre gone, you cant get them back, so protecting and maintaining them is so important. I know: Ive spent hours in these parks, on these trails and beaches. Over the years, theyve been a big part of my time away from the road, and I think theyre a great sanctuary for all of us, Chesney said in the prepared statement. To me, to connect these songs with something so special is both an honor and a chance to call awareness to the Friends of the Park. In addition to the donation and the personal songs, Chesney is also featuring images of St. John during his Life on a Rock tour. While on stage, videos of St. John beaches cording to several recent concert attendees. Chesneys team licensed a total of 21 video clips of St. John from renowned St. John photographer and videographer Steve Simonsen. The Simonsens are stoked, Steve Simonsen explained and the couple will take in Chesneys show in Foxboro, MA, in August. Continued from Page 5Survivors: Little Pink Houses of Hope RetreatContinued from Page 11


out any cost to the territory using our own vehicles, which we pay to register and we pay to fuel, said Malacarne. We have been asking for a contract from DOJ since 2008 and we have heard nothing. When the islands lone ambulance is in use, St. John Rescue also serves as backup to the St. John EMS, Malacarne added. Rescue performs a number of services including community CPR classes, extraction and repelling, and soon St. John will have its own oxygen generator, he said. We perform more services than St. Thomas Rescue and St. Croix Rescue, yet we receive less than a third of the funding that they get. We arent asking you to cut their funding, but we are running day to day with very little funding. We really need more funding, Malacarne said. Senator Cole promised to take St. John Rescues concerns to the proper authorities, he explained. more funding, Cole told Malacarne. You back up the government here and we have to attack this situation. As MKSCHC turns 30 later this month, the health center continues to struggle with limited funding and high costs, explained Dr. Joseph DeJames, MKSCHC Director. Were celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, said DeJames. It was built as a hospital and senior care facility, but due to the small population of the island was never really used in that capacity. The morgue is expensive to run and when things break down responsible for that, DOJ or Schneider Regional Medical Center. sidering closing the islands two body morgue due to the high costs and relatively low usage, DeJames explained. Usually there is a city morgue and the for St. Thomas/St. John District that is located at R.L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas, he said. Weve entertained the idea of not operating the morgue on St. John all the time as far as electricity, etc. DOJ usually arrives on the barge and takes the body. Its only after hours that would be a concern to transport a body to Red Hook to transport it to the DOJ, DeJames said. In my mind, it should be a full DOJ responsibility. While MKSCHC began offer ing primary care services to the islands veterans about two and a half years ago, veterans must now go to St. Thomas for all their medical needs, Alvis Christian explained. Veterans used to be able to go to MKSCHC for treatment but that has now been cut and we dont know why, Christian said. Veterans on St. John now have to go to St. Thomas for any type of issue or medical need. The service was cut due to a plained DeJames. The issue we faced is that Veterans Affairs uses a federal system of medical records which requires training and background checks, etc., said the MKSCHC director. The problem was that use the system and vouchers were not fully implemented. Payment couldnt get the training from VA and the volume was not huge. Senator Cole pledged to get answers to residents questions and share their concerns with governWe dont know about these issues unless you tell us, said Cole. We are writing down these swers for you. fense attorney Jeff Cutler requesting to separate their trials. her attorneys, it is now apparent that we have antagonistic defenses based on the readings of her motions, Cutler was quoted in a report on Clearly, theyre going to attempt to make him look bad. That is part of their defense, and I dont believe thats a manageable way to try a joint trial. State prosecutors and Amanda Hayes attorney Gaskins both opposed the motion. The state prosecutor asserted that Amanda Hayes was a principal in the crime, according to the North Carolina news website. The states evidence on Amanda Hayes shows her as, not just a conspirator and not just acting in concert, but as a principal in this crime, Wake County Assistant District Attorney Boz Zellinger was quoted in the report on Gaskins was quoted in a report on http://triangle. Citing concerns of a mistral, Stephens granted the motion to separate trials, according to the report. We have a situation in which the state and the codefendant are proving the other defendants guilt, Stephens was quoted in the report. I can try these cases one at a time and with both of them well be guaranteed an absolutely and completely fair trial. Amanda Hayes trail is still scheduled to begin on May 20, while Stephens scheduled Grant Hayes new trail date for late August, according to the www.wral. com report. While prosecutors have not publicly spoken of a motive for the crime, Grant Hayes was in a custody battle with Ackerson over the couples two children, the victims family members told reporters in the wake of her killing. It remained unclear last week how exactly Acker son was killed. Texas medical examiners discovered injuries which suggested sharp force to her neck, but there were also signs that someone tried to strangle her, according to the report. Texas authorities who found Ackersons body and later turned the case over to Raleigh police, say they believe the Hayeses killed Ackerson, cut up her body and carried it in coolers to Texas, where they disposed of her remains in the creek, according to the report on St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 Accommodations tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 888-693-7676, Interval Ownership or Rentals 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, VikingArchitecture tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831Banking 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 Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 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 Estate tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 Restaurants tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServices tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding Services 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Continued from Page 3 Former St. John Couple To Be Tried Separately for MurderContinued from Page 2St. John Needs More Government Services, Say Residents


St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 19 Friday, April 26 1:07 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto collision on North Shore Road. Auto collision. 8:24 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with some males. Police assistance. 11:05 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in the area of Estate Power Boyd. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, April 27 3:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone stole his guitar out of his vehicle in the Wharfside Parking lot. Grand larceny. 7:05 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to retrieve keys from someone who removed a rental vehicle off the island. Police assistance. 9:33 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 10:07 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Great Cruz Bay. Loud music. Sunday, April 28 1:09 a.m. A citizen c/r hear Cruz Bay. Illegal discharge. 2:45 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident c/r that her daughter is being an unruly child. Simple assault and battery. 3:30 p.m. Badge #1177 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one minor of Estate Adrian put under protective custody and charged with simple assault and battery. The minor was later released to her father. 6:53 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Cruz Bay. Loud music. 9:38 p.m. EMS c/requesting police assistance in the area of Pastory Gardens. Police assistance. Monday, April 29 11:26 a.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 7:51 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 8:27 a.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance to be transported to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. Police assistance. 9:23 a.m. A citizen c/r a male trespassing in the area of Estate Hansen Bay. Suspicious activity. 2:30 p.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance with an individual who is posting information about her and others on Facebook. Police assistance. 3:22 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Cruz Bay. Police assistance. 6:23 p.m. A minor female p/r that she was assaulted in the area of Estate Enighed. Unlawful sexual contact. 7:52 p.m. A citizen p/r that she lost her wallet in the area of Mongoose Junction. Lost wallet. 8:42 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone sent her minor daughter an inappropriate text of a penis at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas. Obscene and indecent conduct. No time given A citizen r/ that his vehicle was damaged while parked in a parking lot on St. Thomas. Hit and run. 8:34 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident c/r his minor son missing. Missing minor. 6:01 a.m. A citizen p/r an auto collision in the area of the roundabout in Cruz Bay. Auto collision. 6:55 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r a dispute. Landlord and tenant dispute. Friday, May 3 12:28 a.m. A citizen c/r that her ex boyfriend is intoxicated and trying to get into her home. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 / FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333 Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis is chal lenging parents to take a greater role in crime prevention by searching their childrens rooms and bags for any illegal items. Francis believes this level of parental involve ment could help to stem the criminal activity occurring throughout the Virgin Islands community. begins at home, said Francis. Parents are often illegal drugs and stolen items into their homes. A random search of your childs room, bag, and closet or even the entire home or apartment may reveal items that were intended for criminal activ ity, which can then be turned over to the proper authorities. Parents may also use this as an opportunity to openly discuss the impact of crime and criminal behavior with their families, according to Francis. We have seen too many lives and families destroyed by crime and violence, he said. Searching our childrens rooms and bags may seem harsh, but could prove to be a valuable tool to stop a crime before it occurs. We need to be proactive about what we will allow within our homes and around our families and I urge parents to do this because you care about your children and our community.Lt. Gov. Challenges Parents To Help Prevent Crime St. John Tradewinds Thomas, in unrelated incidents, on St. Thomas resident Cariem Charles, age 24, also known as Remy of Estate Bovoni, was arrested at about 1 a.m. on April 28 and charged with Possession of found a 45 caliber Glock pistol, two magazines and ammunition in his possession. The arrest occurred outside the St. Thomas Carnival Village where members of the Intelligence Bureau observed Charles arguing with another individual. Charles from a previous case. While checking Charles to ensure on and ammunition were found in his possession. Charles is presently on a years probation after serving a year in jail after pleading guilty to previous gun possession charge, acHis bail was set at $25,000 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action. Jaime Roberts, 20, of Estate Frydendahl was arrested on April 27 a few minutes before 7 p.m. he was approached by police in cated a black Smith Wesson handthe arrest. Roberts bail was set at $25,000 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections. Djaromie Barry of Altona was also arrested for possession of an Unlicensed Firearm on April 24 at they were dispatched to the area of Oswald Harris Court and Wheatly Center to investigate a disturbance in progress. two males near building 20 and one matched the description that was relayed to them by 911 disthemselves and approached the Barry, the suspect began to run. foot and observed him remove a gun from his waist before he was ry, 33, was placed on a $25,000 bail and placed into custody. Also on April 22 at about 11:30 a.m. Akil Smith and Jolanni George were both arrested for Possession of Unlicensed Firearms. erations Bureau were patrolling and conducting inspections of the Tutu High Rise area. Avoid Being the Victim of a Scam If you are contacted by postal mail, email or through the telephone and told that you have won a prize, you cannot be asked to pay anything for it. You cannot even be required to pay shipping charges. If it is a sweepstakes the person must tell you how to enter without making a purchase.VIPD Safety TIPS If you did not enter a contest, you cannot win the contest. It is most likely a scam. Never give a telemarketer your credit card, bank account number or Social Security card number. Be suspicious if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is not true. Be suspicious if it seems you are getting something for nothing you will most likely to pay a hefty price in the end. Be suspicious of strangers who are overly friendly and eventually ask you for money. Before you hand anyone cash, stop and think. Call a trusted friend to get a second opinion.If you feel you have been the victim of a scam, or someone is harassing you for money call 911 immediately. You can also report the incident to the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.


20 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 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. For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263 On May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts, SJFS will feature an insightful look into contemporary Cuba homemakers, architects, govers, and soldiers inspiring, controversial, and uniquely Cuba. Saturday, May 11 Join St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center on Saturday, May 11, at Maho Bay Campgrounds dining pavilion from 3 to 6 p.m. The Coral Bay Community Councils Marine Uses Planning Team will met at Guy Benjamin School, room six, on Tuesday, May 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information call CBCC at 776-2099 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. Due to the forecast for decided to reschedule the Commodores Cup Regatta.The race will now be on Saturday and Sunday, May 11, and 12, in Coral Bay. The regatta is hosted by the St. John Yacht Club, the Nauti Yacht Club and the Coral Bay Yacht Club. Skippers meetings and the awards ceremony will be at Skinny Legs. Saturday, May 18 The Animal Care Centers fundraiser Wagapalooza will be Saturday, May 18, at in Cruz Bay. Sally Furlong and Viky Becker, event co-chairs. Sunday, May 26 The Friends of V.I. National Parks 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event will be on Sunday, May 26. May 29 and May 31 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. For more information call CBCC at 7762099 Friday, June 14 The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Alumni Associaprom fundraiser on Friday, June 14, to celebrate the alma maters 40th year anniversary. The event will be at Frenchmans Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort from 8 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. INITIAL WORKSACROSS 6 Milky white gem Willie Johnny have starred W.C. Fields? 27 Sorority T it, so to speak 29 Televises been written by T.S. Eliot? should have starred B.D. Wong? 47 Very funny! starred E.G. Marshall? 62 Muscular power 67 Roof tiles 69 Song that should have been sung by B.B. King? 72 Roasting rod have been written by C.S. Lewis? 94 Song that should have been sung by B.J. Thomas? 97 Most hip have been written by A.A. Milne? been composed by J.S. Bach? Chinatown DOWN 4 Walloped in a boxing ring 7 Mischievous legal action 49 Temple table for very good) not to take part in 74 Chews on 77 Tarkenton of football 79 Nixes a dele 92 Takes off a roster 96 Funny Carrey 97 Hack driver 99 Cruel woman Simon composer


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HH-TW 5.6.2013 C.indd 1 4/25/13 2:13 PM St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 23 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersStudents Wow in Comedy ShowStudents from all three island schools worked with the Gifft Vaudeville Show last month at GHS.


24 St. John Tradewinds, May 6-12, 2013 Continued from Page 8 happens is the students who preregister for art classes get in and then anyone gets put in the class if there is space, she said. What you end up with is an age range, a grade range and an ability range. We just kind of go with it; we take it one day at time. The students work consists mainly of collage pieces but all are considered based on their market ability, Etre added. There are some paintings and drawings, but its mainly collage, said the art teacher. When I have different levels collage is something that anyone can do, but what Im really looking for are works that are striking, but also market able. The whole idea for the show is for students to get the experience of exhibiting their work with other professional working artists. The students also look forward to talking about their work and engaging with the community, Etre explained. The idea is for the students to be able to talk to the community about their artwork and for the community to interact with the students, said Etre. The students and the community seem to really enjoy that. Once the students start talking about their work, they just beam and its like a whole new level. Recognition is awesome, said the art teacher. For their part, Tom and Livy Hitchcock love hosting the students work each year. Bajo el Sol Gallery is delighted to give back to our community by using the gallery space to validate students achievements, allowing them a positive experience young people so need to develop, according to a prepared statement by the gallery owners. Also featured Bajo el Sols May 10 opening reception will be works by St. John artists Karen Samuel and William Stelzer. Both Samuel and Stelzer have been and are actively involved in teaching, nurturing, and mentoring students from St. John and beyond. Samuel, a native St. Johnian, is very accomplished as a seamstress as well as an oil painter. Her atten tion to minute detail is one of her underlying strengths. She has indicated that her work for this exhibit may include some loose surprises in her creations, according to information from Bajo el Sol. Stelzers interests and work and giving take him to places far from his home on St. John, adding to his inspiration for his creative photographs. Using computer programs and skills, Stelzers photographs exhibit a distinct painterly quality. Join Samuel, Stelzer and other Bajo el Sol artists in supporting and sharing with the IEKHS art students and their artwork. This exciting opening recep tion is Friday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery in Mongoose Junction. The reception will also feature David Laabs on classical guitar. The artwork will be featured in the month of May. For more information call the gallery at 693-7070. Bajo el Sol To Feature Stelzer, Samuel and Student Art on May 10th