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Gifft Hill School Class of 2013 GraduatesPage 5Five Ladies Vying for Miss St. John Queen Festival CrownPage 7 PGU INSURANCE SERVICESServing the Community Since 1972 Lumber Yard Business Center, St. John, VI Email: Web: (340) 776-6403 June 17-23, 2013 Copyright 2013 Governor John deJongh, Lt. Governor Gregory Francis, Theodora Moorehead pose with ceremony & dedication ceremony of St. John Tradewinds By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The sound of the conch shell echoed over the water as the Mr. B chugged into the Enighed Pond barge facility on Monday morning, June 10. Emmanuel Mano Boyd, on conch, and Shikima Jones, singing both the U.S. and V.I. anthems, helped kick off cation ceremony of the Theovald E. Moorehead Marine Facility Administra tive Building. Enighed Pond Marine Facility Administrative Building Ofcially Named in Honor of Theovald Eric MooreheadCONTINUED INSIDE: PAGE 3DPW Issues Bid for Centerline Road Repairs, But Residents Want Action NowPage 4 Come Explore the Cultural Scene for Festival 2013INSIDE: Page 2


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Its time to celebrate! The 2013 St. John Festival is in high gear already and some of the most popular events are right around the corner. This years theme, Come and Explore the Cultural Scene for Festival 2013, is an apt invitation for everyone to come out and enjoy the food, music and entertainment on tap in Cruz Bay all month long, leading up to the big parade on Thursday, July 4. Pan-o-Rama got the festivities underway on Saturday, June 1, in groups from across St. Thomas joined the renowned Love City Pan Dragons for an evening of electrifying music. This past weekend saw action for both the young and young at heart. Senior citizens strutted their stuff on stage at the Winston Wells ing the Senior Variety Show which honored Alice OConner. St. John cyclists hit the hills on Saturday morning, June 15, for Festival Bike Race which kicked off at 8 a.m. at the V.I. National young ladies were set to dazzle the audience during the St. John Festival Princess Show at Winston Shaquilla Lewis, a second-grader at Jane E. Tuitt School; nine-yearold KLah Jacobs, a Guy Benjamin School fourth-grader; 11-year-old 10-year-old Chade Rhymer BruSchool; and Faith Marie Sweeney a nine-year-old Ulla Muller fourth grader were sure to sing, dance and show off their impressive talents to the huge crowd. (See next weeks St. John Tradewinds for photos and a full story on the St. John Festival Princess Selection Show.) Another huge crowd is expected Friday night, June 21, for Festival Musical Mix. The action kicks off at 9 p.m. and the concert always features top-notch entertainment. beautiful young women will have the chance to wow the crowd in hopes of being crowned Miss St. John Festival 2013 at the St. John Festival Queen Selection Pageant, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Vying for the crown this year are Charlotte Amalie High School senior Tyeefah Lynch, 18, and Ivanna Eudora Kean High senior Torey Challenger, 18, who are competing against three freshman students at the University of the Virgin Islands, Charisma Hypolite, 18, Monee Edwards, 18, and Khadijah Lee, 18. Get those appetites ready for Sunday, June 23, when the islands best chefs will bring out their most famous dishes for Food Fair and Coronation, starting at 1 p.m. at Frank Powell Park. The 2013 St. John Festival Queen and St. John Festival Princess will both be crowned and 2013 Food Fair honoree Floresa Henley will be feted. The action continues that afternoon with Festival Boat races starting at 3 p.m. open on Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m. and will named in honor of 2013 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, June 17-23, 2013 Applications for the St. John Festival Parade on July 4 are the applications is June 29. Completed applications can be faxed to 776-6992. For more information call 690-1725. Festival Parade Applications AvailableThe Julius E. Sprauve School eighth grade class will graduate at commencement exercises on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom.JESS Eighth Graduation June 18Come Explore the Cultural Scene for Festival 2013 Guy H. Benjamin Schools sixth grade class commencement ceremony will be Wednesday, June 19, at the Emmaus Moravian Church at 10 a.m. GBS Graduation Scheduled for June 19 The event so many children anxiously await each year is nearly here, the Childrens Carnival Village hosted by Rotary Club of St. John will open Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. with a bevy of games to play, loads of gold coins to win and a trailer full of prizes to take home. With basketball, softball, tennis ball and dart tosses, hot wheels racing, games for little guys and gals, popcorn, shaved ice and even a wandering clown, there is fun for everyone in this safe drug and alcohol free environment. Above Self, and its members volunteer each night at the village. However, they cant do it without community support. It takes 25 adults every night to man the village and volunteers are a critical part of the its success. And its so much fun! Just call BJ Harris at (340) 513-4670 if you can spare a short three and a half hours one evening for the kids of St. John. The Remember, its Love City, so share some love with our kids. Childrens Village Volunteers NeededContinued on Page 18 The Cruz Bay Customs parking lot will be closed to the public from June 19 through July 8 for the erection of St. John Festival Village. Parking will be available at Enighed Pond Parking facility across from the tennis courts in Cruz Bay. Violators will be towed at the owners expense. For more information call 690-3692.U.S. Customs Parking Lot Closed CBCC Sunset Cruise Fundraiser Jun. 23 fundraiser An Evening Aboard Silver Cloud on Sunday, June 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Those on-board will enjoy sunset and the rise of the full moon, and drinks and hors doeuvres donated by Coral Bay businesses while cruising aboard a three-masted historic tall ship. Tickets are $100 each, with all funds going to support CBCC, or Connections East. Tickers are also available via Paypal (credit cards) on CBCCs website homepage www.coralbaycommunity Cant be there in person, but want to be there in spirit? Send a check or use Paypal on CBCCs homepage and indicate in the memo line Silver Cloud Spirit. Any amount appreciated! CBCC sends special thanks to Elliot Hooper for donating the use of Silver Cloud. Thanks to CBCC board members Sarah Donovan and Jason Hayman and their team for putting on this fundraiser. Thanks to Linsey Vann for donating the fabulous poster design. For more information call CBCC at 776-2099. Full Schedule of EventsSee ad on back pageQueen ShowSaturday, June 22Food Fair Saturday, June 23Parade Thursday, July 4Village Music LineupSee ad on page 10


A crowd of about 80 people, including Moorehead family mem bers, some of the late entrepreneur and senators prodigies and the territorys top brass gathered under a few tents at the new facility cade-long project of moving barge Enighed Pond. Its almost hard to remember how chaotic it was in downtown Cruz Bay when the barges would load and unload, said Senator at Large Craig Barshinger, one of several legislators who attended last weeks ceremony. Construction symbolically kicked off in June 2003 with a groundbreaking ceremony. After extensive environmental work, construction of the cargo port continued through 2006. The facility in April 2006 and construction of nal phase of the project, began in 2012. istrative building which will the island and includes modern is named after one of the true pioneers of St. John. Moorehead, the second St. Johnian ever elected to the V.I. Legislature, served his island from 1956 through 1971. A U.S. Army veteran, for which he served 11 years, Moorehead opened Mooies in downtown Cruz Bay in 1956 and launched Moorehead Real Estate in 1966. In 1970, he founded Moores Corporation, serving as president and was instrumental to the economic growth of St. John. Not long after the establishment of the V.I. National Park, Moorehead led a protest against the Department of Interiors proposal to acquire privately owned property within park boundaries by condemnation. Moorehead both spear headed a petition and traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby U.S. Congress to squash the proposed amendment. Moorehead also had the vision to foresee an active future for what was a quiet, sleepy island during his day. ment of a 30-year-old dream, said Barshinger. Theovald Moorehead had the vision that St. John would grow and grow it did. With no airport, the islands ports are vital to St. John, the mornings emcee, V.I. Port AuMonife Marrero, told the crowd. There is no airport on St. John so the sea ports are literally the lifeline of the community, said Marrero. Prior to this facility all cargo went through a tight space at the Creek. Now St. John has a well developed cargo port and this administrative building completes the project. While the idea of relocating to Enighed Pond was dream for decades, it was Senator Roosevelt David who helped to craft legisla tion which allowed VIPA to use federal GARVEE bonds to cover the cost of construction, dredging and mitigation. When we decided to go for the GARVEE bonds, it was not a traditional route to take, said David, who gave remarks during last weeks ceremony. It was creative $21 million, the major portion of which constructed this facility. The funds also helped complete the Red Hook facility as well as the modern, state-of-the art building here today. David found the ceremony especially moving since it honored one of his mentors, the former senator explained. at this ceremony today, he said. This building is named after one of my mentors, who is deeply engraved in my heart. What a piece of history this is. VIPA Executive Director Car lton Dowe recognized all of the authoritys employees on St. John, who have been working out of a trailer for years waiting for the administrative building to be completed. Dowe also reminded the crowd of the people who helped to ensure that the Theovald Moorehead Marine Facility became a reality. We must give a big applause to Robert Bob OConnor, said Dowe. When this was just as vision back in the day, OConnor pushed this project through. We cant forget the work of previous VIPA directors including Darlan Brin and Gordon Finch. Presenting Mooreheads daughter Theodora Moorehead with a plaque commemorating the day, VIPA Governing Board Chairper son Robert OConnor explained how the occasion was special for him as well. Theovald was my Boy Scout leader when I was boy and he was a positive part of everything that happened on St. John, OConnor said. Honoring Moorehead set a good example, as the territory could use more men like him, explained Lieutenant Governor Greg Francis. Moorehead made all Virgin Islanders proud, said Francis. He served his territory and his nation. He was a man of great integrity and that is something that is lack ing now in our community. Standing next to the modern administrative building, painted yellow with bright green shutters and beautiful native stone work, Governor John deJongh told the crowd to be proud of what has been accomplished at Enighed Pond. This shows that we get more things right than we get wrong, said deJongh. Several years from now there will be so much activity here, the name Theovald Moorehead Marine Facility will resonate. Today we have seniors and family members who knew him and students who represent the next generation. Its important to remember who he was and what he accom plished, said the governor. Knowing that the facility is ofher father smile, Theodora Moorehead explained. For my father, this was one of his most important projects, she said. This was one of his babies. I know he is smiling today. Following the ceremony, govMoorehead gathered at the entrance of the Theovald E. Moorehead Administrative Building with oversized scissors in hand to cut a the facility. While enjoying refreshments, guests were able to tour the new facility. St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 3 Thursday, June 20thINDEX Crime Stoppers ...................19 Letters ............................14-15 Enighed Pond Marine Building Ofcially Named In Honor of Theovald MooreheadFor my father, this was one of his most important projects. This was one of his babies. I know he is smiling today. Theodora Moorehead St. John Tradewinds Continued from Front Cover


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As a section of heavily damaged Centerline Road continued to worsen last week, residents, not diate action. A portion of Centerline Road located near the Upper Carolina dermined during heavy rains in October 2010. Since then, the road has continued to degrade with a mid-May rainfall sending a large portion of the asphalt tumbling over the hillside. That latest damage left only one lane passable in the area, which affords only lim ited visibility. Centerline Road is the sole paved access road into and out of the Coral Bay area, which means commuters, VITRAN buses, concrete trucks, delivery vehicles, tourists and more passing between the growing town of Coral Bay and Cruz Bay drives over the continually crumbling section of the road. Almost three years later, the only action taken by government been to place orange cones and barriers in the area. Following the May damage, DPW borrowed light warning of the upcoming single lane from V.I. National Park. The delay in repairing the roadbed has been blamed by governcess of applying for funds from the Federal Highway Administration. This portion of Centerline Road is one of three areas of the roadway and a section of Fish Bay Road which are all considered by DPW to be part of the one project seeking funds from FHA Finally, last week the federal agency approved DPWs project application. DPW was set to advertise for bids on Monday, June 17, for the project and hoped to pick a contractor by July with work projected to begin in September. Engineers surveyed the damaged area last week and plan to stabilize the damage section of roadway as the Commissioner Smalls explained in a prepared statement from Government House. We recognize this road poses a serious concern to the motoring public on St. John, Smalls said in the release. We recognize the critical nature of this road and we are going to be doing everything within our powers and resources to implement the necessary safety measures to alleviate the concerns and fears of St. John motorists. The pledge for work to begin in several months during the height of hurricane season did not please residents who have been calling for action on Center line Road for weeks. While not wanting to scare people, it is time to raise the alarm about the road, Coral Bay Community Council president Sharon Coldren wrote in a letter to Smalls. We have not wanted to be alarmist about the crumbling of Centerline Road Route 10 (caused by Tropical Storm Otto, October 2010) as it enters Coral Bay, St. John, USVI, threatening the communitys only paved, federally funded, access road, wrote Coldren. But it is too late now. We are raising the alarm. The roadway is now each including heavy water trucks and construction equipment, rumbles through here, obeying the current 4 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 DPW Issues Bids for Centerline Road, But Residents Want Action Now PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Cally has been at the shelter for 2 years. She loves every person she meets, and her squeaky toys. Cally is one of the friendliest dogs we have. She has to go to a single dog home. www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook Continued on Page 18St. John Tradewinds News Photo


By Malik Stevens St. John Tradewinds day evening, June 13, as teachers, family, friends, alumni and supporters gathered together at Gifft Hill School for its 11th commencement ceremony. Eight students were celebrated and given diplomas, marking an end to a chapter in their lives and the beginning to another, as class Valedictorian Careem Albert said. Careem, who is heading off to attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, was joined by class Salutatorian Nicole Morrisette, who will be attending the Univer sity of North Carolina at Wilmington. Rounding out the class were Kwasi Browne, Weston Patrie, CJ Scatliffe, Mariah Scheer, Kelvin Small Jr. and Maggie Wessinger, all of whom will be attending various colleges in the fall. The ceremony was kicked off with Pomp and Circumstance played by the Love City Pan Dragons while the young graduates they carried to honor their former classmate Nekwan Sprauve who passed away during their 9th grade year. Welcoming remarks were given by GHS Head of School Judy Chamberlain, right before keynote speaker, LaVaughn Belle, was introduced by her good friend and school supporter Janet Cook-Rutnik. Upon taken the stage Belle, who is an artist, teacher and activist, said that she was honored to have been invited to take part in the ceremony. Despite her excitement Belle was also a bit nervous, she explained. What do I say to inspire you guys, to be charming but meaningful at the same time, Belle asked herself. Although she was battling nerves, her words were indeed moving and inspirational. Belle life that makes them loose track of time; something that makes them forget to eat; something that makes sleep look like a distant stranger. To bring her point home she used the example of a mango tree. Belle told the graduates to plant their seeds now and to nurture them. Plant your seeds in the sun, not in the shade like many do out of fear and watch in grow, she said. After Belle imparted wise words upon the students, the GHS class of 2013 Salutatorian and Valedictorian were invited to speak on their experiences at Gifft Hill School. Both Albert and Mor risette spoke of the family which they had gained at the school, the community that they felt, and the intimate setting that allowed for them to grow up on the hill. Morrisette also thanked her family and friends, classmates and little sister, who also attends the school. She also spoke about her future goals of taking up Business Management and Philosophy, especially because she can apply those majors to life. Class Valedictorian Albert was next to take the podium in a moving speech in which he thanked everyone from his mom, the faculty and staff at the school, to his good friends. St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 5 Granny, I earned Valedictorian for you, Albert said with his head to the sky. FREE Green Construction Training Program Open Sat. 8 a.m. to noon / Mon. & Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to noon Located at Git Hill & Centerline, across from the Transfer Station Tuesday, July 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Ursulas multipurpose centerWho Should Attend? Topics Will Include: Space is limited! First come, rst serve Presenters Include Experts From: Continued on Page 19 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing Eight Graduate in GHS Class of 2013St. John Tradewinds Wessinger.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds crown of St. John Festival Princess 2013. Contestant Number One is Shaquilla Lewis, an eightyear-old, second grader at Jane E. Tuitt School. Lewis chaperone is Migdalia Filiciano. Contestant Number Two is KLah Jacobs, a nine-year-old fourth grader at Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay. Jacobs chaperone, Abigail Hendricks, is no stranger to the princess selection show. Contestant Number Three is Liliana Sage Farrell, an mela Love. Contestant Number Four is Chade RhymerBrumant, a one is Lydia Morris. Contestant Number Five is Faith Marie Sweeney, a 10-year-old fourth grader at Ulla Muller. Sweeneys chaper one is Cheryl Willie. adorable dancing and singing, inventive costume wear and enchanting eveningware. The show ended after this issue went to press, but be sure to check out next weeks St. John Tradewinds for photographs and a full story.6 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 St. John Festival Princess Show Sure To Wow Audience 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 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Contestant #1 Contestant #4 Contestant #5 Faith Marie SweeneySt. John Tradewinds St. John Film Society will screen major documentary about the effects p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at Cases by the Sea in Coral Bay. Filmed at global locations from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska, to the Tokyo the Line premiered, and competed for best World Cinema Documentary, at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. We are very excited to bring another documentary about the environment to St. John, said Andrea Leland, Director of SJFS. Along the lines of An Inconvenient Truth, is a way of life for so many. End of the Line will be the last a seasonal hiatus until November. If youve been meaning to come out this season and havent yet made fort to see, said Michelle Ward who heads publicity and membership efforts for SJFS. Wed love to see the community come out for this last vember. SJFS continues on November 5 at St. John School of the Arts with anSJFSs mission is to inspire a positive appreciation for the culture, history, and environment of the U.S. Virgin Islands by presentthe human spirit with a focus on the Caribbean. SJFS Screnning End of the Line June 19 at Cases by the Sea


St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 7 Happy Holidays! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dont forget to purchase tickets soon for this weekends St. John Festival Queen Selection Show on Saturday night, June 22, at WinEach year, the St. John Festival Queen show wows the audience with thrilling dance numbers, elaborate costumes and talented young ladies vying for the title of Miss St. John Festival Queen. This year will be no exception. Contestant Number 1 is Tyeefah Lynch, 18, of St. Thomas. Lynch was vice president of her CAHS class of 2013 and Captain of the Golden Hawkettes Dance Team. A life-long dancer, Lynch looks forward to heading off to Norfolk State University to pursue a degree in Psychology after graduating from Charlotte Amalie High School this year. At a young age I was enrolled in dance classes where I studied Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop and also found the love for performing arts, said Lynch. I want to earn a degree in Psychology and I dream of establishing my own practice and later starting a family. Lynchs chaperone is CubieAyah George. Contestant Number Two, St. Johnian Charisma Hypolite, 18, is a freshman at the University of the Virgin Islands pursuing a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management. Hotel and Tourism Management is my choice of study because I love people, and in all frankness, I love the Virgin Islands, especially St. John, Hypolite said. I enjoy my environment and have set a career goal to move the Virgin Islands forward in tourism. I believe that growing up on St. John with panoramic views and with an abundance of natural beauty, stimulated my creativity and developed my interest in Hotel and Tourism Management. Hypolite was inspired to run for as a back-up dancer. I started out on the Miss St. John Festival Queen stage as a back-up dancer in the opening number for the contestants, said Hypolite. Today I have shifted roles and present myself as a contestant. I am excited and I have no doubt that this challenging experience will be rewarding as it adds to my continued growth as dynamic intelligent St. Johnian female. Hypolite is also passionate about dancing, she added. Dancing is my main passion, she said. As a young child at the age of eight I received instructional dance lessons at St. John School of the Arts. I participated as a member of the cheerleaders for the Julius E. Sprauve School; and in high school I joined and danced for the Ivanna Eudora Kean Drill Team Dancers. Dancing relaxes my body, my mind, and my soul, said Hypolite. Five Ladies Vying for Miss St. John Festival Queen 2013 Crown St. John Tradewinds RESTOCKED & READY TO GOMarketplace Cruz Bay-2nd Floor Near / 340-693-3333 Continued on Page 23


8 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 FREE EXPERT ADVICE IN AN EMERGENCY 24 HOURS A DAY Florida/USVI Poison Information Center By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When more than 300 people packed the rear parking lot at Mongoose Junction on Saturday, June 8, to taste the goods from competitors in the First Annual St. John Rib Cook Off, a fundraiser for St. John Rescue, organizers were thrilled, and more than a bit surprised. We had a huge number of people between 300 said Michelle Fage, a wedding and event planner who helped organize the cook off. This was amaz ing but obviously not something that we planned for. Because of this large crowd early on, our vendors/ competitors ran out of ribs within an hour. To put things in perspective, between the six groups, approximately 500 pounds of ribs were sold in approximately 55 minutes, said Fage. John Rescue raise $8,000 to help cover the volunteer emergency responder organizations training costs, machine maintenance and more. That quick run on ribs didnt exactly thrill everyone, Fage added. Of course we had some in the crowd that were upset with the absence of ribs very early on, she said. But I do have to say that the majority of people were actually very happy to still hang around, listen to some music by Mark Wallace and Mikey P. All in attendance supported St. John Rescue by still purchasThe crowd hung around until around 7 p.m. when winners out of the six participants St. John Cater ing, Skinny Legs, La Plancha del Mar, Aqua Bistro Cases by the Seas Boozie Q and the Tourist Trap were set to be announced. While the secret panel of judges enjoyed all of the fare, in the end it was Tourist Trap owner Larry Greniers Asian spiced, deep fried wings which won top honors. Cases by the Seas Boozie Q came in second and Aqua Bistro placed third. Although organizers planned to meet this week to explore ways to make next years event even better, they were more than pleased with the days efforts. With the goal of the event being to raise money for St. John Rescue, the event was a success, said a little over $8,000. This event showed us that St. John really does support St. John Rescue and that many people here as well as St. Thomas love ribs. We are meeting next week to put together an outline for next years Rib Cook Off, Fage said. We had current vendors excitedly telling us, Next year, I am quadrupling what I bring. We also had other restaurants already give us a commitment to take part in our next one. St. John Rescue members were thrilled with the number of people who turned out for the event, explained member Andi Vacharat. Our members were truly stunned by the turnout, support and generosity of the St. John and St. Thomas community at the Rib Cook Off, said Vacharat. In addition to the funds raised, the event helped to raise awareness about St. John Rescue, Vacharat added. Beyond the amazing amount of money raised during the event, it also created a domino effect of fundraising for us, she said. We were contacted by a number of businesses that will be working with us on John Rescue item in their retail store or restaurant, as well as at least one villa company that will be for warding photos of the event to all owners and guests with our donation information. We have a lot of ideas for next years Rib Cook Off already, and we cant thank the community enough for their support, Vacharat said. Their generosity will literally impact the lives of thousands. St. John Resuce Raises $8,000 at First Annual Rib Cook OffSt. John Tradewinds News Photo


St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 9 SJSA Students Thrill Crowd at Two RecitalsBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts students showed off their dancing, acting, tumbling, and musical skills at two recitals recently. On Saturday, June 8, tumbling, dancing and acting students entertained a huge crowd in the ballroom of the Westin Resort and Villas. On Sunday, June 9, music students wowed a crowd at SJSA for their recital. Bravo to all performers! Classes in theater, ballet and drumming were presented in partnership with VI Housing, Parks and Recreation. those who helped make these recitals a great success, explained the schools executive director Kim Wild. Westin St. John Resort and Villas for donating the space, stage and the help from the Westin staff; Epiphany Theater for the use of their stage; Andrew Penn, Andrew Penn, Jr., Shane Penn and Colvin Mactavius; Presentation Services for the lights; John Hoerner as sound technician; Linc Berry Photography; Jeune Provost and Bill Stelzer for videoing; SJSA faculty and staff; and last but not least, wed like to thank St. John Tradewinds newspaper for their donated expert coverage of all our events throughout the year, said Wild. Thank you. 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


10 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 St. John Tradewinds News Photo By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Last week volunteers with the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation added to their numbers while eliminating several On Sunday, June 9, CORE volunteers Leslie Charpentier and Frank Whistling Cay and Windswept Reef. Although the group only bagged reefs CORE now has two additional responders and four new searchers. Boat owner and captain George Kremer, along with instructors Char ler Batton and Steve Murdock as responders, meaning they are able to erson and Christopher Meyer as searchers, who will help identify areas CORE continues to welcome volunteers and share information about explained Charpentier. While we can always use more volunteers what we really need are donations to fund materials and boats for divers, said Charpentier. We have many volunteers who can donate their time who do not have the organization, so donations are tax deductible. Small cash donations can be dropped off at Connections and CORE has a form for larger donations, Charpentier added. Many people do not realize the cost and time that goes into diving, diving, she said. I would say on the average we spend about $5 to $25 surrounding St. John. Charpentier at (340) 201-2342.CORE Certies More Responders To Help Fight Lionsh Threat


St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 11 St. John Tradewinds Greetings from the members of St. John Rescue. There has been some confusion of emergency medical responders on St. Thomas and St. John. Rescue I would like to clarify our status as a training center and the credentials of all responding St. John Rescue personnel. I am currently a nationally registered EMT, Registry Number E2045948 expiration 03/31/2015, with the National Registry of Emergency Medical TechniEMT, No. EMT301535 expiration 12/1/2014, with the state of Florida. training center (STJ12)for First Aid, CPR, Emergency Medical Responder, First Responder, and Wildland First Aid with the Amer ican Safety and Health Institute. date and all those who have successfully completed a class with me are registered with ASHI. The members of St. John Rescue can attest to the fact that I take training very seriously. We train at least three times per month and conduct special training sessions regularly. Our members give up their free time to train because they are proud to belong to St. John Rescue and because they are serious about providing the best possible life saving techniques possible. Welcome to our newest members: Bryan Barnes, Nedra Ephraim and Mason Leroux. Kudos to our project manager Andi Vacharat. She has developed a system for contacting our members for an emergency through their cell phones. This state-ofthe-art messaging system will send out a notice as a text message to members notifying them of a rescue call. If they are able to respond they can call rescue dispatch on their phone or rescue radio. This system has made contacting memIn addition, Andi has also set up a computerized system for documenting all our rescue calls. Once the rescue call is completed all information can be downloaded into a data bank where it is stored and collated. Finally, a great big thank you, to Andi for all her efforts putting together the First Annual Rib Cookoff last week. This event was a great boost for St. John Rescue. Thank you to all those wonderful people who came out to support us at this event. Michelle Fage from Paradise Planning, Jason Howard from La Plancha Del Mar, and to all those businesses who donated We would not be able to survive without the generosity of our community. Our funding from the government has been decreasing, but our expenses dont. We receive one third the amount received by either St. Thomas Rescue or St. Croix Rescue. If you think this is unfair please contact the Gover represent St. Thomas and St. John and ask them to increase our funding. St. John Rescue members were on the scene for the Beach to Beach Power Swim. We were called upon to rescue one swimmer who was exhausted and needed to be picked up and taken ashore. We are always looking for new members who would like to give back to their community. If you choose to join you will receive training and be a part of a successful and dynamic organization. Our regular monthly meetings are each month starting at 7 p.m. We meet at our headquarters in Estate Pastory. Our July meeting will be on July 11 because of St. John Festival. Until next month stay safe! Dr. Cool AC, Refrigeration & Appliances is NOW OPEN!visit our new showroom where we oer the most exclusive Dr. high-end kitchen appliance brands on the market, including ... Our showroom is located in Palm Plaza on St. John. Check out our website at, or call (340) 693-9071. Dr. Cool is the leader in USVI in air conditioning services! GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM 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 To The Rescue CALLS FOR THE P AST MONTH May 19 at Castaways for Swim for a swimmer in distress swimmer in distress distress TRAININGS FOR THE P AST MONTH training training St. John Tradewinds Childcare and Regulatory Services will host a ter ritory wide pilot program Virgin Islands Steps to Quality (VI S2Q) in mid July. Professionals in childcare who are interested in participating in the test phase are invited to attend an orientation meeting to receive an application on Monday, June 17, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the DHS Multipurpose Center in Cruz Bay. For more information call 774-0930 ext. 4187 or 773-2323 ext. 2078. DHS Hosting T erritory-wide Pilot Program


12 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 St. John Tradewinds We all know that here in the Virgin Islands, it can cost a small fortune to run air conditioning in your home. I myself prefer a fan to A/C, not only because of the cost but because I prefer getting fresh air and I hate feeling twice as hot when I leave an air-conditioned room. If we look at the energy costs associated with A/C, I think many of us would leave the A/C off and the fans on. A typical window unit that emits 8,000 BTUs is designed to cool a room about 200 square feet in size (10 feet 20 feet). In that setting, it will use around 850 watts per hour. If you run it for 12 hours a day, the cost would be around $5.10 per day based on WAPAs rate of $0.50 per kilowatt. So for a month, that unit would cost you $153 ($5.10 30 days). A 14,000 BTU window unit is designed for a room about 500 square feet (20 25). It will use I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Air Conditioning Costs around 1,400 watts per hour 12 hours = $8.40 per day 30 days = $252 monthly. Lets also consider a mini split system, a ductless air conditioner that emits 18,000 BTUs, is designed to cool an area of about 900 square feet (25 36). It uses 1,470 watts per hour 12 hours = $8.82 per day 30 = $264 per month. As you can see, the mini split far compared with window units. But keep in mind that most typical ceiling fans use about 100 watts per hour. If you were to run a fan for 12 hours, it would cost you $0.60 per day 30 days = $18. of course. For the same usage over a whole year, the 8,000 BTU A/C window unit would cost $1,861. The 1,400 BTU window unit would cost $3,066 a year. And the 1,470 BTU ductless A/C unit would cost $3,219 per year. The ceiling fan would cost just $219 With savings like that, I could go away to a nice cool location and not worry about A/C! The best part of this last equation is that your carbon footprint is much, much smaller. Thats living green! For a greener tomorrow! Dan Boyd of Island Solar is a thorized vendor. For more infor mation call Boyd on his cell phone at 340-626-9685 or by email at St. John Tradewinds GBS Students Help Plant Wetlands


St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 13 Listen To the Sounds of Nature at Saba Cottage St. John Tradewinds By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Nestled into a lush hillside overlooking the charm ing Estate Carolina Valley is Caribbean home brimming with potential. Saba Cottage is one bedroom, one bathroom cottage for sale for $215,000, explained Holiday Homes Real Estate sales associate Sandra Mohler. Saba Cottage is on a quiet estate road that offers a tranquil spot for a spacious open concept home, said Mohler. Stretch out on a hammock on the screened in porch and swing in the breeze while soaking up the quiet and tranquility from this quaint cottage. Although you will feel a world away form the hustle and bustle of daily life, Saba Cottage is only a few minutes away from the funky shops and restaurants of Coral Bay, Mohler explained. Although the house feels far away form the rest of the world, its only a few minutes to restaurants, Feel the stress of the world melt away in the peace ful setting. The screened porch across the side of the house that overlooks the Carolina Valley and the sugar mill ruins is the perfect place to lay in a hammock reading a book, said Mohler. There is plenty of room for a dinning table and chairs there too. Saba Cottage is a small, open-plan cottage but the home offers plenty of space below capable of accom modating a variety of uses, Mohler added. The house has plenty of room below the main level to add more bedrooms or a work shop or studio if the owner wants more space, and the large lots makes a pool or other expansion possible, said the Holiday Homes sales associate. With a motivated seller, Saba Cottage could fulquiet and private residential area with easy access by estate roads. With the fundamental needs already in place, a new owner just needs to bring a bit of imagi nation to make Saba Cottage the perfect tropical getaway. This is a real island life style location for the independent person who appreciates a natural environment, said Mohler. There are many possible ways to appreciate equity and create your own vision of island life with this tropical hideaway. The basics are all there, just bring your imagination and have fun creating your own paradise. For more information about Saba Cottage, contact Mohler at (340) 514-5968 or call Holiday Homes broker associate Jan Courlas at (340) 776-6776 or on her cell at (340) 643-5102. 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!


Its Tuesday, June 11, and I am at the Senate WAPA hearing. It appears that I am the only one who is not a WAPA employee or consultant. And the place is packed. Did the governor give WAPA the day off? Greg Miller14 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 20th2012Homicides: 1 Shootings: 1 Rapes: 1 2013-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John TradewindsDid W AP A Employees Get Day Off T o Attend Senate Hearing?St. John Tradewinds Wally Coburn, age 67 of St. John, Virgin Islands, passed away peacefully on June 5 at his sisters home in Bellingham, WA. He was born March 24, 1946, in Boston, MA to Nancy and Wallace A. Coburn, Sr. He married Maureen Coburn on February 2, 1993, on a boat in Cruz Bay and they lived together in St. John, Virgin Islands. He graduated from Bellevue High School, attend ed the University of Washington and served in the US Army as a medic in the Vietnam War, earning a Bronze Star. He owned Larrys Landing in Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands. Wally was fun-loving, had strong opinions and was the best boss and friend you could ever have. Wally always found the best in people and supported them. Friends became family, and family became friends. He was the consummate gentleman, treating everyone with respect. He lived life well and on his own terms. Wally will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Maureen Coburn, son Colin (Caron) Coburn and their children, Sawyer, Gavin, Ali and Ella, siblings Dwight (Sue) Coburn, Cathy (Stu) Buckley and Debbie Acton (Frank Byrne), step-mother Janine Coburn, Colins mother Ginny Coburn and many loving relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the St. John Revolving Fund, c/o Connections, PO Box 37, Cruz Bay, St. John, VI, 00831, or to Whatcom Hospice. A Celebration of Wallys life will be hosted at P& Ps at Moorehead Point, St. John, on Wednesday, June 19, at 5 p.m. Mo asks that you wear a Wally shirt and bring your stories. ObituaryWally Coburn, 67, Passes A way


Dear Governor deJongh and DPW Commissioner Smalls, We have not wanted to be alarmist about the crumbling of Centerline Road Route 10 (caused by TS Otto, Oct 2010) as it enters Coral Bay, St. John, USVI, threatening the communitys only paved, federally funded, access road. But it is too late now. We are raising the alarm. The roadway is now each day crumbling more tion equipment, rumbles through here, obeying the current one-way status. These two pictures, taken Sunday, June 9, at 1:30 p.m. show that even one way status is rapidly being eroded away. People are approaching me and I expect you with their grave concerns. National Park ceased to work at all mid-week. The one way signage is poor. All of us who have been patient situation are about to witness a preventable tragedy or, at the least, a serious economic inconvenience. Please note we still have a lot of tourism happening now and all summer income for the whole terri tory. As I took these pictures, three rental jeeps went by. Fixing this portion of Route 10 to repair the damage from Hurricane Otto almost three years ago needs to take emergency status now. Mostly this is Federal funds, but the funding sources and contracting rules cant be the lead driver or rationale for delay any more. This is a genuine emergency that now must be dealt with in a matter of days or even hours, in or der to prevent Coral Bay, St. John from being cut off from normal paved road access. There are also other known spots on the road that are almost as dangerous, and threatening to collapse at any time, as we enter rainy season. Please take the necessary actions immediately to stabilize the road, to protect life and property and the economy. And let us know what we can do to help escalate this to immediate action, and keep our community safe. Sincerely, Sharon Coldren, President Coral Bay Community CouncilSt. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 15 The British Virgin Islands Are Poisoning Our Air T ime T o Raise the Alarm About Centerline RoadSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Dear EPA Regional Director Judith Enck, Please Help!! The British Virgin Islands are poisoning our air and polluting our environment!! I cant breath! I cant sleep. I have had a migraine headache for days! You can see and smell the plume from the Virgin Hook, St. Thomas, USVI! The BVI is practicing international terrorism with and Virgin Gorda that poison our air and pollute our environment, just as surely as if they were releasing Saran Gas into the atmosphere. Please ask the State Department to introduce sanctions against the BVI in the United Nations. This illegal and irresponsible pollution has to stop. The British Virgins Islands has a dirty little secret. The BVI has been poisoning people and polluting the environment for years! My wife and I stopped making our yearly BVI sailing cruises over 10 years ago, because every time we anchored in the summer in Savanna Bay on Virgin Gorda, (one of the BVIs most beautiful spots!) we had to leave, because Savanna Bay is directly down wind of the Virgin Gorda Tortola dump! Please do something to help stop the BVIs crimes against humanity and the environment! Sincerely, Doug White


16 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 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 Divine Worship 10 a.m., except second Sundays start at 9 a.m., 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. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.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 Directory JESS Honors Student AthletesSt. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 17 ISSUE NO. 7 2013 ON NEWSSTANDS St. John Tradewinds Seniors Strut Their Stuff at Variety Show


Village Honoree Steadwin Frett. The night will kick off a week of exciting music at Fretts Ville as Cool Sessions Brass and El-A-Kru and Tizzy are set to keep the crowd on its feet all night long. Saturday, June 29, Festival Village will feature Spectrum Band, Carimi and WCK. On Sunday, June 30, get ready to dance to Volume and Pumpa and the Unit. Poizon and Daddy Jones will take the stage on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2, will feature Xpress Band, Krosfyah, Gunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons and Asylum Band. On Wednesday, July 3, Spectrum Band, Kes the Band and Small Axe will help the crowd get pumped up for Jouvert which will start at 4 a.m. in Cruz Bay. The 2013 St. John Festival Parade will begin at 11 will be let by this years Parade Marshal, James U. Boynes Sr. 9 p.m., the Marsvyn David Band, Ah We Band, Cool Sessions Brass, Roy Cape featuring Benji, Denise Belfon and Patrice Roberts will wrap up the music in Fretts Ville for St. John Festival 2013. So dont forget to Come and Explore the Cultural Scene for Festival 2013, all month long!18 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, Sunset Ridge Villas Interval Ownership or Rentals Sales: 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 for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; 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 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 Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Come Explore the Cultural Scene for Festival 2013Continued from Page 2 Road near the Upper Tradewinds one-way status, she wrote. All of us who have been and staff situation are about to witness a preventable tragedy or, at the least, a serious economic inconve nience. Fixing this portion of Route 10 to repair the damage from Hurricane Otto almost three years ago needs to take emergency status now. Mostly this is Federal funds, but the funding sources and contracting rules cant be the lead driver or rationale for delay any more, Coldren wrote. This is a genuine emergency that now must be dealt with in a matter of days or even hours, in or der to prevent Coral Bay, St. John from being cut off from normal paved road access. There are also other known spots on the road that are almost as dangerous, and threatening to collapse at any time, as we enter rainy season. Pickles in Paradise owner Beverly Melius and several of her employees stood at the damaged area last week and gathered signatures from drivers to demand a Legislative hearing on the damaged road and lack of action. Other residents are simply fed up with the slow process and want to see action before someone gets killed. My biggest fear is that someone is going to be killed either from a truck barrelling down the road into the one lane when another vehicle is there, or tumbling off the hillside, said one Coral Bay resident. It is ridiculous that we have had to wait for two and a half years as the road just get worse and worse. And now we have to wait longer? What is it going to take before something gets done, asked the resident. This cannot happen any longer. In addition to wanting answers about when work will begin, residents also want to make driving in the area safer. from VINP, said another Coral Bay resident. Its just so dangerous in that part of the road, you need to are nice, but its still very dangerous. It seems like its just a matter of time before something terrible happens, said the resident. Other residents have renewed their call for opening another road into and out of Coral Bay. Can we at least get someone to grade Kinghill Road, said a Coral Bay resident. We need a secondary road to use. If Kinghill Road was at least graded I would take that road every day. Continued from Page 4Residents Want Action on Centerline Road Repairs


St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 19 Tradewiinds He also spoke much about two individuals who really inspired him in life: his good friend and partner in crime Nekwan Sprauve who taught him the importance of enjoying life, as well as his grandmother, who passed just weeks before his senior year began. stantly reminded him of the importance of an educa tion and perseverance. Granny, I earned Valedictorian for you, Albert said with his head to the sky. After the speeches were given, the diplomas were distributed to each of the seniors. The graduates were called up one by one as a short memoir about each of them was given by GHS counselor Meghan Duffy. Duffy talked about the students effortless way of making people smile, their strong bond, their perfect ly timed humor and sarcasm. Duffy also announced that the class had gained more than $700,000 in merit scholarship, includ ing two Ruby Rutnik Awards which were rewarded to Mariah Scheer and Maggie Wessinger during the ceremony. After diplomas were distributed, closing remarks were given by the Headmaster Chamberlain, who urged the students to continue their hard work, make something of themselves, and of course, not to forget to visit. The ceremony was then brought to an end as the song Memories, this rendition by Kwasi Browne played in the background. In spite of the pouring rain which began mid-ceremony, the commencement exercise ran smoothly and ended on a note of happiness, optimism, and good hopes for these young individu als. Congratulations to the Gifft Hill School Class of 2013! We look forward to seeing and hearing about all your future achievements! Continued from Page 5 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers pays. Lets make sure that crime doesnt pay. If you know something, say something as law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of the law abiding community. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. On June 4 at about 2:30 p.m., a male reported to police that his home in the area of 4A Estate Quacco and Zimmerman in Coral Bay had been broken into. Several items were stolen from two different apartments, includ ing money and jewelry. Lets continue to work for the good of all by telling what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStopper or by calling 1-800222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions. Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in conjunction with the Island Green Building Association, will host a Green Construction Training seminar on Tuesday, July 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Ursulas multipurpose center in Cruz Bay. This one-day workshop is free. Engineers, architects, landscap ers, contractors, equipment operators, and anyone else who is interested is welcome to attend. Representatives from IGBA and NOAA, as well as local green construction experts, will discuss topics including landscaping, building green in the USVI, and the reality of going green. The attendees can view and evaluate the application of green practic es. Attendees will receive a participation reward from IGBA, a $100 value. Space is limited, and registration is required for this free workshop. Register before July 4 at greenconstructiontraining/ or email NOAA, IGBA Host Green Construction Training Seminar on July 16 St. John Tradewinds Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes last week the public that the annual queen conch season closure in Virgin Islands territorial waters commences on June 1 and extends to October 31, 2013, as established by regula tion effective July 1, 2008. Harvesting and/or landing of queen conch during the closed season is prohibited. The conch season will reopen on November 1, 2013, and remain open until midnight May 31, 2014, or until the 50,000 pound DPNR asks everyones cooperation in order to protect Virgin of the Virgin Islands. Should you require additional information on queen conch or mental Enforcement at 774-3320 in St. Thomas. Conch Season Closed Until October 31St. John Tradewinds Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Alicia Barnes last week announced an air pollution alert in the ter ritory due to the dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa. The dust causes the skies around the Virgin Islands to be hazy, which reduces the visibility and results in poor air quality. As a result of the dust storms and a rise in warm air, the sand rises above the desert. These sandy dust particles are transported from the North African desert westward over the Atlantic Ocean across the Caribbean. Odayls Martinez, General Forecaster, at the National Weather expected to remain over the territory approximately through Friday, June 14, and will begin to subside due to the approaching tropical wave but will be still visible thereafter. While this haze may not be an immediate threat, persons with allergies or respiratory ailments should remain indoors when possible, and consult their physicians or healthcare professional for further guidance. Sahara dust storms pass through the region several times a year, but mainly in the spring and throughout the summer months. Sahara Dust Affecting Air Quality Eight Graduate in GHS Class of 2013


20 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail 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) 642-3263Monday, June 17 The Department of Human and Regulatory Services will host a territory wide pilot program Virgin Islands Steps to Quality (VI S2Q) in mid July. Professionals in childcare who are interested in participating in the test phase are invited to attend an orientation meeting to receive an application on Monday, June 17, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the DHS Multi-purpose Center in Cruz Bay. For more info call 774-0930 ext. 4187. T uesday, June 18 The Julius E. Sprauve School eighth grade class will graduate at commencement exercises on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom. W ednesday, June 19 Guy H. Benjamin Schools sixth grade class commencement ceremony will be Wednesday, June 19, at the Emmaus Moravian Church at 10 a.m. St. John Film Society will screen End of the Line, mentary about the effects com7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at Cases by the Sea in Coral Bay. Sunday, June 23 The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting a fundraiser An Evening Aboard Silver Cloud on Sunday, June 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $100 each, with all funds going to support CBCC. Tickets are limited; only 35 will be sold. Get tickets now at Connections more information call (340) 776-2099. T uesday, July 16 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in conjunction with the Island Green Building Association, will host a Green Construction Training seminar on Tuesday, July 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Ursulas multipur pose center in Cruz Bay.SHALL I COMPARE THEE?ACROSS 1 Scared hits 91 Big company, investment-wise DOWN 1 Leaning series 14 First-rate 17 Nosy sort singer 49 Lyric works 75 Basso Siepi 101 Least naive 104 John on the Ringo Tarkenton


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dora Kean High School. Challenger spent part of her childhood between St. Lucia and Tampa, Florida, returning to the Virgin Islands to attend Julius E. Sprauve School before heading off to IEKHS. Having been raised partly in St. Lucia and Tampa, Florida, I am a mix of Caribbean heritage and American history, said Challenger. Because of the many locations of my childhood, I was able to experience a vast range of activities and hobbies. I took part in ballet and cultural dance while living with my grandmother in St. Lucia and as a student of the L.A. Ainger Middle School in Tampa, I was an active member of the drama club, tech club, gymnastics team and the cheerleading squad. At JESS, Challenger joined the cheerleading squad, and was a member of the FCCLA. At IEKHS, she is active with both the marching band and drama club. This self-assured young lady has very clear ambitions for her future. Upon my high school graduation, it is my dream to be the AMDA College of the Conservatory of the Performing Arts, where it is hope to major in Dramatic Theatre, she said. Challenger pointed to the strong female role models in her life for keeping her grounded while dreaming big. I am also grateful for the amazing women in my life, she said. My mother, grandmother and aunt have taught me that my inner beauty of most important because it resonate far beyond all that is physical. Challengers chaperone is Migdalia Feliciano. Contestant Number Five is St. Johnain Khadijah Lee, 18, a freshman at UVI and a graduate of CAHS. With a love of dancing, singing and athletics, Lee has no shortage of activities to keep her busy. I have a natural love for dancing, reading, singing, traveling, athletics, and spending precious time with my loved ones, said Lee. To add to my list of loves, inner emotion of any individual. I have an interest in fashion which Lee is working toward a Bachelors Degree in Communications, who plans to become a speech instructor for high school and college students. As a result of teaching them about communications, they will not only learn how to communicate within their comfort zone, but on international level, said Lee. Communication is key. Lees chaperone is Cresida Reid. Good luck to all of the ladies!24 St. John Tradewinds, June 17-23, 2013 Continued from Page 23Five Young Ladies Vying for Miss St. John Festival Queen 2013 Crown

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