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Friends of VINP Celebrate Earth Day with StudentsNearly 500 students take part in Earth Day events Page 7Island Ferries Still Await Contract With DPW and USCG InspectionsPage 4 LETTERS: PAGES 16 & 18April 28-May 4, 2014 Copyright 2014 Westin Cleans Up Litter Along South Shore RoadPage 6 Neighbors Unite To Fight Noisey Nighttime Shipyard WorkPage 5St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Ladder after falling off a trailer at the crest of the steep section of the South Shore Road on Wednesday, April 23. Local contractor Paul Pono was able to move the toppled tele-handler with his heavy equipment. No one was injured in the accident which closed the road for several hours. MORE PHOTOS ON P AGE 2. Hurricane Hole Storm Mooring Procedures SetPage 9 Moravian Church Ofcial Heralds Plans for Coral Bay Marina ProjectInside on Page 3 Heavy Equipment Accident Blocks Trafc at Jacobs Ladder


2 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne, Raven Philips NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 ADVERTISING MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year email: THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2014 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 St. John School of the Arts will have two master classes in CAPOEIRA with Kojo Johnson, Treinel. Childrens class, ages 6-11, on Monday, April 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., $10. Adult class on Tuesday, April 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., $20. Participants must sign up before the class by calling 779-4322, or by emailing us at leave the name of the partici pant to save to spot.CAPOEIRA Classes Available at SJSA April Gross Receipt Tax Deadline Extended Due To Carnival CelebrationClaudette Watson-Anderson, CPA, Director of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue, announces the extension of the April 30 due dates for both the gross receipts tax return and the hotel room tax return. at Red Hook and Nisky will be closed at noon on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, which is the actual due date for these tax returns. TaxMay 5, 2014, which is the next business day for the St. Thomas District. These returns will not be considered late due to the adafter Monday, May 5, 2014 will be considered late and will be subject to interest and penalties. Questions concerning the extended due date can be directed to Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. has signed a proclamation which provides leave for government employees during the upcoming Carnival festivities. The proclamation notes that the Virgin Islands is this year celebrating the 62nd anniversary of Carnival which has evolved into one of the regions top festivals. During this historical and festive season, hundreds of fami lies, friends, visitors and supporters will be visiting the Territory to enjoy and partake of our cultural activities and the sights and sounds of Carnival. The annual celebration provides a tremendous understanding and appreciation of Carnival and our culture, de Jongh said in the proclamation. The Governor authorized Commissioners and Agency Heads to grant administrative leave to non-essential employees to encour age greater participation in the Carnival festivities as follows: District of STT/STJ Only Wednesday, April 30 Food, Arts and Crafts Fair Day 12 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 1 Jouvert 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. T erritory-wide Friday, May 2 Childrens Parade Day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The leave authorized by the Governor does not apply to essential employees or those on a regular or rotating shift nor does it apply to employees of the Department of Education who may be required to work in order to make up for instructional days lost as a result of the odor incident at Central High School on St. Croix.Carnival Leave Issued by Governor Attention all active and inactive members of the CAHS Class of 1965: meetings are on the second Thursday of each month, at Victors Hideout, 5:30 p.m. A Social Media Manager is needed. Contact Husky at 340-776-1264 or Moose at 340-776-3198.CAHS Class of 1965 Meetings SetTradewinds News Photos by Tom OatLocal contractor Paul Pono uses his machinery to bring the toppled forklift upright.Pono Uses Biggest Equipment To Clear Fallen MachineryBy T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Contractor Paul Pono brought his heavy equipment to town from Peter Bay to right a tele-handler Shore Road on Wednesday morning, April 23. When the tractor pulling the forklift to a construction site on a low-boy trailer failed to clear the crest of the hill, the rig began to roll back down the hill and the tele-handler snapped the chains holding it to steep incline in Enighed, according to witnesses. The machine then slid down the hill on its side before it ended up across the middle of the steep hill with its wheels facing up hill. fore Pono and his assistant Beau Layton assembled the equipment to lift the heavy piece of machinery up hill onto its wheels. Emergency personnel from the V.I. Fire Departvide sand to contain spilled fuel. The contractor responsible for the toppled tele-handler cleaned up the scene.


By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds ising an announcement soon on the long-await ed marina proposal for their Coral Bay water front property which they assert stretches along along the shoreline behind the Guy H. Benja min Elementary School, the V.I. Fire Department station and the Skinny Legs commercial complex to the mangroves at Fortsberg. Were trying to educate the community that our project is very much alive and is going to be coming to the forefront very soon, said Samuel Rhymer, territorial property manager for the Moravian Church. Donation to Rotary Basketball Court Project ing up the churchs claim of ownership of the shoreline property with a donation to the St. John Rotary effort to rebuild the Coral Bay basketball courts. an as yet undetermined donation to the basketball court project on April 30 at the weekly St. John Rotary meeting at Ocean Grill restaurant, according to Rhymer who said the donation would be totaled after the weekend. While the Moravian Churchs plans for the development of its Coral Bay shoreline property are still a work in progress, the basketball ing to Rhymer. Its all inter-related, Rhymer acknowledged of the basketball court project and future development plans for the the churchs property which will include building a better dock to replace the existing dinghy landing and clear ing the waterfront of uses which have not been approved by the Moravian Church, Rhymer said. No Permission for Uses We did not give permission for things to be done on the property, explained Rhymer. The waterfront property is a complex of containers, shacks and sheds We are past that now, Rhymer said. We want to show we have a responsibility to the community until things are better. While the Moravian church has been reasserting its claim over its property, a stateside developer has secured $1.27 million in federal funds for a marina at an undisclosed location on the south shore of Coral Bay. St. John Marina; Yacht Club at Summers End, LLC, received a $1,273,689 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a marina in Coral Bay, according to an announcement by Delegate to Congress Dr. Donna M. Christensen issued on January 9. The grant actually had been awarded in August 2013. Competing Marina at Cocolobo? The principals of the LLC are two Contant residents, Rick Barksdale and Chalise Sumlocation of their project. The Summers End marina will be located on the south shore of Coral Bay across from the Cocolobo commercial complex, a V.I. governSt. John Tradewinds. Its not an ideal location, the Moravian Churchs Rhymer said of the Summers End proposal for a marina in the shallower south shore waters. We have a better location. St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 3 Thursday, May 1st Moravian Church Ofcial Heralds Plans for Coral Bay Marina ProjectINDEXBusiness Directory ..............24 Church Directory .................22 Crime Stoppers ...................23 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Steve Simonsen behind Guy H. Benjamin School and Skinny Legs Restaurant.


4 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds After more than eight months docked in territorial waters, the $3.25 million, V.I. government-owned St. JohnSt. Thomas ferries still are not in service and Guard inspections required before they can be put into service. But it appears as if at least one major decision has been made in the briny standoff franchisee Transportation Services, which scheduled a mid-April USCG inspection and then asked for a postponement, apparently will be operating the ferry which has been christened Cruz Bay 1. Franchisee Varlack Ventures, which has yet to schedule an inspection, will apparently be operating the vessel designated Red Hook 1. The two new ferries have been docked in Crown Bay since the St. John ceremonies in November marking their arrival in the territory. The vessels have already been inspected and certi shipyard where they were built and only need to go through a new to zone inspection, which includes a drill to assure the crew is familiarity with safety proAfter the USCG inspections, all that remains to put the vessels into service is for the franchisees to sign a management contract and pay a nominal fee, according to DPW Commissioner Darryl Smalls. DPW Commissioner Smalls Pushes As DPW Commissioner Smalls continues his sixmonth push for the islands two ferry franchisees to put both of the 84-foot long, 204-passenger aluminum catamarans into service at the same time, it appears that franchisee Transportation Services could put its Transportation Services scheduled a USCG inspection but then postponed what is basically a run through of safety procedures to show the crew is familiar with the new vessel, Lt. Cmdr. Bryson Spangler of the USCG detachment in St. Thomas told St. John Tradewinds on Friday, April 26 The one that had scheduled (Transportation Ser vices) has not rescheduled, Lt. Cmdr. Spangler said. The other one (Varlack Ventures) has not scheduled an inspection. The USCG vessel inspection also includes establishing that all paperwork, charts and security plans They still have some documentation to complete V.I. Daily News, saying Transportation Services paper work still was incomplete on the Cruz Bay 1 which infers Transportation Service had been assigned or had chosen Cruz Bay 1 for its cancelled inspection. The vessels have already been inspected and certi shipyard and only need to go through a new to zone inspection, which includes drills to assure the crew is familiarity with safety procedures, according to New Vessels Augment Fleet Smalls has defended the new vessels against criti cism they are too small for the inter-island service, lack baggage space, and are not designed for the sea conditions in the channel between St. John and St. Thomas. the St. Thomas newspaper. Delrise Varlack of Varlack Ventures has declined to comment on the negotiations with the government except to say that all the vessels in her companys The two new ferries, purchased and owned by the V.I. government, arrived in the territory last year and were in Cruz Bay for a brief ceremonial visit in late Commissioner Smalls repeatedly has asserted the vessels were ready for inspections. USCG Inspections, Drills Still Awaited In early March, Smalls said the vessels were ready been contacted by DPW or the ferry operators to conduct inspections or drills. Transportation Services General Manager Kenrick Augustus told the St. Thomas V.I. Daily News in tract would be executed. Varlack Ventures has not scheduled a USCG inspection, but Delrise Varlack previously told Tradewinds that her crew was already familiar with the vessel and prepared for an inspection. The ferries were paid for with $7.6 million in federal funds and were built by Midship Marine Inc. of Louisiana. Federal Transportation Department funds were combined with a $3 million federal stimulus grant to fund the purchase of the vessels. St. John Tradewinds, denied island rumors that DPW Comm. Smalls had asked the shipyard to take the vessels back.New Island Ferries Still Await Contract With DPW, USCG Final Inspections Carlos FURNITUREHAS IT ALL!FREE Delivery/Setup to St. John at Tutu Park Mall Queen Beds....................from $399Living Room Sets ............from $999Fridge & Stove Combo ...from $1100Open 7 Days a Week340-693-0016 / 340-642-7926Come see what everyones talking about! ~ Large selection of bedroom sets to choose from ~ Photo by Mark Gierth from FacebookThe new inter-island ferry Cruz Bay 1 put into service if Transportation Services completes documentation and U.S. Coast Guard crew training. Kentucky Derby Party and Commodores Cup Regatta! Dust off your hats, grab a mint julep, and pick a horse. Enjoy the b est Derby party on Island, you can bet on it!!Sat: May 3rdChris Carsel immediately following the derby. FUN STARTS @ 3:00 pm!


By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds V.I. Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe told Irvine Monsanto of Contant to write a letter concerning Monsantos complaints about late night and early morning shipyard operations being conducted at the Enighed Pond port. Dowe told me to write a letter and get my neighbors to sign it, the frustrated property owner added. What am I supposed to say? They know what is going on. Its not about the barge oper ators, Monsanto reiterated. Its about the Port Authority. I need to know, is this a boat yard? The only boats allowed to be in there are boats in service, the St. John businessman explained. This is not against the barge companies. My question is why is the Port Authority letting them do what they are doing? he asked. Dropping Iron on Iron David Augustine, Monsantos neighbor in the small residential neighborhood overlooking the mangroved south shoreline of the former salt pond, also was not at a loss for words. This is supposed to be a port, Augustine said. It never used to I complained and nobody is really taking care of the people, Augustine told St. John Tradewinds. I know that St. John is Whatever they do is do what they want to do.; but theyre dropping iron on iron at three, four, major repair work on large commercial vessels not in service throughout the short history of the port even though residents of the surrounding area were assured at public hearings during the per mitting process for the project that only incidental repairs to vessels in service would be allowed, not major structural or mechanical repairs. ing with the federal Army Corps of Engineers, which permitted the construction of the port and oversees VIPAs operation of the port, has said the repair work on vessels at the bulkhead and tied to the shoreline mangroves under the Monsanto and Augustine neighborhood was not a threat to the protected migratory shorebird habitat. This is a big bunch of noise, Augustine reiterated. Iron on iron. I call the police and the police say they can go until 10 or 11 at night, he added. Closed April 29th VIPA Meeting The V.I. Port Authority ofclosed session with the islands marine operators on April 29 to take control of the indiscriminate usage of the Enighed Pond port facilities, according to VIPA Executive Director Dowe. Those boats that are doing repairs have to leave, Dowe told St. John Tradewinds on Tuesday, April 15. We will meet with the operators to discuss what activities can be conducted. There are some challenges and we will be meeting on the 29th of the month, Dowe told St. John Tradewinds. The usage is managed by the ports marine manager. While at least two vessels not in regular service remained in the port doing major repairs last week, neighbors of the Enighed port will wait to hear what that means or the noise levels in their homes. Day and night they are working, Monsanto reiterated. There is noise all night long. Its hard to deal with it. (VIPA Chairman St. Johnian Robert) Bob OConnor and Dowe have both told me it shouldnt be going on, the Contant resident said. My tenants complain. Some of them leave because of it. Is this a boat yard? Monsanto asked. St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 5 Neighbors Unite To Fight Noisey Nighttime Enighed Shipyard WorkContinued on Page 22 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatContant homeowners overlooking Enighed Pond want the V.I. Port Authority to stop shipyard activities in the port, including repair work to vessels moored along the mangroved south shore of the former salt pond which is a nesting ground for migratory shore birds, including herons.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds About eight managers and staff of the Westin Resort and Villas made St. John even prettier last week by removing trash from along South Shore Road from hotel to to the Pine Peace basketball court. While the hotels Great Cruz Bay clean up last week, on Tuesday, April 22, coincided with the international celebration of Earth Day, it wasnt the only time this year borhood, explained Westin Resort and Villas Human Resources Manager Eucil Worrell. We do a clean up every quarter, said Worrell. For this quarter we decided to host the clean up on Earth Day to celebrate the day. We do it because we want to give back to the community. This is where our hotel resides, in this community, and whatever we can do as a team to clean it up and help maintain its beauty, we do, Worrell said. The eight managers and staff met in the morning on April 22 and walked up and down Jacobs Ladder, picking up trash all the past the Pine Peace Basketball Court. The volunteers removed about 12 bags of trash in the hour they spent collecting gar bage from the roadside, explained Worrell. It only took about an hour and we collected a total of 12 bags of trash, she said. We picked up a lot of cups, plastic bags, garbage bags, wooden debris and more. It was all junk that people threw out along the roadway. At the end of the clean up, the Westin associates celebrated a job well done, Worrell added. Our team really enjoys giving back to the community, she said. It fells good to ished and say, Job well done. volunteer clean ups in and around Great Cruz Bay and Cruz Bay for the past four soon, Worrell added.6 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 Westin Resort Celebrates Earth Day with South Shore Road Clean UpSt. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Westin ResortWestin Resort managers and staff joined the International Earth Day celebration by picking up trash between the Great Cruz Bay resort and the Pine Peace neighborhood GOING ON VACATION?Canines, 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 Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today!


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Students from across St. John converged on the 25, for the annual Earth Day Fair hosted by Friends of V.I. National Park. We have more than 500 students from all schools on St. John here taking part in a number of activities and learning about ways to help protect our environment, said Friends Program Manager Karen Jarvis. Students kicked off the annual celebration by car rying impressively decorated signs while marching in a Litter Stomp parade from Julius E. Sprauve School ticipating classes drew colorful posters depicting love for the Earth and the environment which were hung In addition to showcasing ways to help the environment, the posters also earned the winning schools Guy Benjamin School and Gifft Hill School tickets to Coral World and copies of Cristina Kesslers latest book Hope is Here, explained Jarvis. Even students who didnt win the contest, howthe Friends of VINP Earth Day fair. There was a huge ling snaking away from the tent of St. John artists Livy Hitchcock and Aimee Trayser who traded in their canvases to paint Earths and hearts on little hands and faces. Its so much fun to come out and do this, said Trayser, who volunteers for the fair each year. I get to see all the little kids grow from year to year. At a nearby tent, students gasped in surprise to learn from Island Green Living Association Director Barry Devine that it could take a million years learning about maps and the importance of all the different ecosystems on St. John, Devine explained. Weve been learning about maps and garbage and how long it takes for things to break down, said Devine. We have also been learning about forests and why they are important and the marshes and mangroves and what they do as well. Next to IGLA at Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture Program table, students were transforming old plastic jugs into planters and taking home starters of everything from chives to kale. We had lots of kids who were very interested in planting and growing food, said Dave Minder, EARTH coordinator. to take part in the annual Earth Day Fair in order to share their message with students, explained Sarah Haynes. Its important to come out to this Earth Day Fair because educating the next generation about the environment is the most important thing that we can do, she said. We impact 70 students at GHS with one hour of EARTH instruction each week and we wanted to St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 7 Friends of VINP Celebrates Earth Day With More Than 500 Students St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott selected at Impact Meet!These issues ...& more 4 youth! Speak up NOW! You DO have a say! Voting ends April 30th ...we need YOUR help to pick the top 10! What can we do to make St. John a better place? Go to www.sjcf.orgMake YOUR opinion COUNT!on St. John Priorities commFOUNDATION JOHN ST Go To www. Care about St. John Click Link to VoteGo to the St. John Community Foundation webiste ( and click on the link at the top of the page to access the survey that contains a consolidated list of 40 needs citizens. Join us and help us determine what to focus on NOW! Voting ends April 30th. Results announced May 1st! GO TO WWW.SJCF.ORG Vocational School Ban Plastic Bags Downtown Shuttle Habitat Restoration Save Guy Benjamin School Recreational Facility Upgrades Services for the Homeless Bike Paths on North Shore Road Keep STJ Beautiful Anti-Litter Plan Town Council Development Continued on Page 20


8 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS F ACE AD V E R T I S E ON. . ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM WhatT App-solutely Fabulous W hatT oDoV I St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jim Furneaux allowed the morning of the race. The start will occur in Coral Bay Saturday morning. Sea sail training organization. The event is co-sponsored by Budget Marine, the St. John Yacht Club, the Coral Bay Yacht Club and the Nauti Yacht Club. Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds the Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. Princess at Play Clean Out Your Culverts!St. John Tradewinds This weeks rain reminded all of us that it is time to get out your shovels and remove the leaves and other vegetation washed into the drainage always washes winters dried leaves, loose rocks and branches on to the drainage grates and clogs them! PLEASE do your part and clean out the culverts and drainage channels closest to your house! and wherever you see problems. Its up to all of us on these steep hills to help keep water going where it is supposed to to reduce erosion and sediment that ends up in our beautiful blue waters. This is a message from the Coral Bay Water shed Management Project, Led by the Coral Bay Community Council. For more information, see


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatLong-time Elaine Ione Sprauve Library librarian Carol McGuiness and V.I. Department of Planning and donated new mahogany shelving for the library. did not have time to arrange for the removal and which were still in very serviceable condition. Although numerous organizations volunteered to review all the offers and make a selection before the elements damaged the laminated shelving. The jumble of warped and faded veneer is still on the front porch of the library. Weather Damaged Shelves $30,000.00 REWARDis offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of JIMMY MALFETTI. Some items that were stolen at the time of the murder of Jimmy Malfetti on January 18, 2014, in St. John, USVI46 HD Flat Screen TV Iphone 5S Bose Soundlink snorkel gear If you know the whereabouts of any of these items, or info on his murder, you may reach us St. John Tradewinds The management of Virgin Islands National Park/Coral Reef National Monument is requesting vessel owners who were per mitted to use a storm mooring in Hurricane Hole during 2013, and wishing to retain said storm moor ing berth for the 2014 season, to contact Esther Francis (esther_ before May 23. Vessel owners, who have already responded, need not do anything further. If park management does not hear from the vessel owner by that time, it will be assumed the owner does not intend to use the mooring during the 2014 hurricane season. All open berths will then be placed in a drawing to be held on June 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at the pavilion in front of the Visitor Center in Cruz Bay. Any vessel owner who was issued a temporary permit last year should let Ms. Francis know if there is an interest in the storm mooring berth for which they were issued the permit in the event that the original permittee decides to relinquish the spot for another year. Should the original permittee elects to utilize said storm moor ing berth this year, the temporary permit holder will need to partici pate in the drawing for any open berths. Park management would like to remind owners that if a vessel was sold or transferred since last year, it is the vessel which retains the storm mooring berth and, not the past owner. This is due to the fact that many vessels have moor ing attachment lines made up to suit the storm mooring berth that were assigned. Contact Ms. Esther Francis at (340) 693-8950, ext. 232, with any questions and/or concerns.Hurricane Hole Storm Mooring Procedures Set, Drawing June 7


10 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Summers End Group Forms Marine Uses Advisory Panel St. John Tradewinds Calypso singer Myrel Super T Tonge from Coral Competition on Thursday, April 24, at the Lionel Roberts Stadium on St. Thomas. St. John Tradewinds Summers End Group, a company that is seeking to build a marina in Coral Bay, has formed a Marine Uses Advisory Panel in a continued, long term planning effort to insure that the core values of sustainable development which are environmental, social and economic are honored in all of their efforts, according to their press release issued last month. The purpose of this board is to insure, that through a diverse group of intelligent, caring individuals all concerns and considerations for ongoing and future activities and actions regarding a marina for St. John and the management and protection of St. Johns coastal waters are given maximum consideration, according to the release. This below listed group of individuals has volunteered their time and expertise as part of their commitment to the health and prosperity of St. John and those who love her and call her home, according to Summers End Group. Moravian Church, lifelong Coral Bay resident tory, Coral Bay habitat specialist USVI Port Authority, former Vice President of VI Legislature resident, member Coral Bay Community Council of the USVI Economic Development Authority, business owner member of the Emmaus Moravian Church, lifelong Coral Bay resident put and concern for St. John.Super T T akes Carnival Stage


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 11 St. John Tradewinds The 11th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be on Saturday, May 24. The event is set in the protected waters of Virgin Islands National Park along the north shore of St. John. It will consist of three simultaneous events: The long course may be swum solo or as part of a 3-person relay team. There is also an Assisted cat Early registration will end on May 2nd. Until then registration fees are $40 for adults and $25 for youth 17 and under. Beginning May 3rd and until May 22nd, registration will be $50 for adults and $25 for youth. In the unlikely event that places are still available, late registration will be available at the pre-race meeting, which will be held at Cinnamon Bay Campground, at $75 and $50 for adults and children, respectively. T o Register: On-line at: By phone: 340-779-4940 In person on St. John at: Friends of the Park Store, Mongoose Junction; Connections in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay In person on St. Thomas at: Caribbean Surf Co in Red Hook and Havensight In person on St. Croix at: SCUBA, Christiansted New this year is a Recovery Party Boat Trip to Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, on Sunday, the day after the Power Swim! Climb aboard with Cruz Bay Watersports for a day of island adventures aboard their beautiful boats for snorkeling, libations and a day at White Bay on Jost Van Dyke. The trip is deeply discounted and is a donation to Friends. Full information about the swim and Recovery Party is available at All swimmers are strongly urged to review the course details and competition rules on this website. For further information or if you have questions, email:, or call: 340-779-4940.Early Registration for the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Is Ending Friday, May 2 St. John Tradewinds May 1, 2014 is Cold War Veterans Day, also referred to as Cold War Victory Day, because America did win this War. The Cold War, from September 1945 to December 26, 1991, was global in nature with many facets and changing strategic considerations. During some parts of this period, actual shooting wars were involved, but always it was a political and military confronta tion. Many of those lost were on missions that were under the veil of secrecy. The numbers killed, wounded or missing in action in the Cold War Operations are still unresolved. Those lost in the Cold War, in addition to those of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, are The Veterans who served during this period are the Forgotten Heroes. Americans slept safe in their beds at night because these vigilant and alert forces stood ready in the night to visit violence by those who would do the country harm. On May 1, 2014, take a moment to give thanks to these Forgotten Heroes and all Veterans who served during The Cold War. The men and women of the Armed Forces never know when or where they will be sent. They all signed a blank check offering the ultry on this planet, the United States of America. No matter where these men and women are asked to go or do, all Veterans are considered as one. Shake their hands, they deserve it. This year from June 6 through 8, 2014, the American Cold War Veterans at their Annual Meeting will join hands with the USS Liberty Veterans at their Memorial Service for those lost during the attack on June 8, 1967, and they will also lay a wreath at the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C. American Legion Post 131, working to serve the community and Veterans. May God Bless America, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the men and women serving and who have served in the Armed Forces. Jerry O. Runyon, honored to continue to try serving all Veterans as a Past Commander of St. John Post #131 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FATTY here is about 4-years-old and would probably do best as a single cat. He can by shy sometimes but has a loving disposition. Consider giving Fatty a loving home. National Day of RemembranceCommanders Bugle CallAmerican Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dont miss the chance to see the newest work by two distinctly different St. John painters at Bajo el Sols monthly opening reception on Friday evening, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mongoose Junction gallery. The show will feature work by St. John watercolorist Lucy Portlock as well as oil paintings by Joan Farrenkopf, who will be celePortlock, no stranger to St. John art fans, has been capturing the islands beach and water scenes as well as underwater and land life, for decades. For this Fridays show, however, she has been experimenting in both size and technique. This year, I have been totally into painting my Lucy Lites, said Portlock. These are 4-inch by 5-inch cards of tropical scenes, intended for tourists who want a unique souvenir of their trip to St. John, but cant afford or are not able to carry back bigger-sized art pieces. Painting these has been great fun for me and has allowed me to try many different things, Portlock said. In fact these work for me on many levels, as Im impatient and cheap. I can paint a small one in a few hours and if I ruin it, Im only throwing away 4-by5-inch piece of paper and a few hundred drops of paint. If you mess up a 24-inch by 36-inch painting, you have really messed up, she said. While creating work accessible to travellers, Portlock also opened the door for experimenting with her painting style as well, the artist added. I also began reading a book about non-traditional approaches to water color painting; putting paint on paper in other ways than just a brush, Portlock said. So I am trying some of those methods which will be seen in my show. I will also have several traditionally painted pieces. Now fully enjoying her miniature work, Portlock has been turning her attention away from the popular beach scenes, she explained. Now having come to love to painting of the miniature pictures, I couldnt stop and have painted a not for the tourist, said Portlock. I have been painting some outre subjects as well as more earthbound subjects. These used a paint pouring technique which may have taken three to eight or more pour ings, as well a touching up with a Most of these little guys took days and days to complete, she said. More than anything, Portlock is still having fun with her paintbrush and hopes to delight viewers as well. I am not an organized painter with a plan, I just jump in and play with color and hope that I get light included, she said. Its a sort of learn-as-you-go school. I have been known to stop in the middle of a picture and totally change the technique or the subject. While I love realism, I also appreciate well-executed abstracts that have just a hint of reality, or that are so well balanced in colors and forms that they satisfy something in the soul, said Portlock. So I hope, because my display is so varied this year, that many preciate in my show. In a very different hand, Joan Farrenkopfs brush is focused on light and color vibration as this oil plein air painter strives to bring energy to her canvases. The thing I love about this island is that people come here and they live in nature, said Farren-12 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 Portlock and Farrenkopf Featured at Bajo el Sols May 2 Reception Sunday 10am HAWKSNEST BEACH facebook Freshwater Church St. John USVITerry Lansdale, Pastor 340.514.6578(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE) ISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-626-9685 e: We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA GreenLivingAssociation PRESERVE ST. JOHN Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to noon Git Hill & Centerline Road, across from the dump Get a leg up on the competition by reducing your villas carbon footprint and enjoy program incentives like free advertising Continued on Page 22 Landscape watercolor by Lucy Portlock


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 13 New Construction in Fish Bay Offers Great Opportunity and ViewsSt. John Tradewinds News Photo producing second unit. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A beautiful, recently constructed masonry home in Estate Fish Bay offers plenty of privacy and the opportunity to help off-set that mortgage. The home is comprised of two units, each with two and is for sale for $1.235 million, explained Holiday Homes of St. John broker associate Jan Courlas. The perfect buyer for this new construction home will appreciate the two separate and very private living levels, said Courlas. Live in one unit and rent the other for income. The home is nestled on a quiet hillside in the residential Estate Fish Bay, not a far drive from the shopping and nightlife of Cruz Bay. The famed alabaster beaches of the islands North Shore are a short drive from the home as well. This recently constructed home affords views of Fish Bay and out to Ditleff Point, and takes advantage of cooling tradewinds, Courlas explained. Balmy breezes waft through this new construction property which features a pleasant view of Fish Bay and Ditleff Point, said the Holiday Homes of St. John broker associate. Drive right up to the paved parking and entry area and walk onto the covered and screened in porch on the upper unit. In fact, these spacious, screened in porches wrap around both the upper unit and lower units at the home. with a Caribbean-style exposed beam ceiling. The custom built kitchen features stainless steel appli ances and beautiful wooden cabinets. The master bedroom is open and airy and boasts a private en suite bath, where the wooden cabinets plained Courlas. A few of this homes best features include the wooden bath cabinetry, Courlas said. bathroom also with those custom cabinets are found in the upper unit at this Fish Bay home as well. Back outside on the paved parking area, walk downstairs to access the private, two bedroom lower unit. This unit also boasts wrap-around, covered screen in porches which lead into the living space. and cozy kitchen with stainless steel appliances. This unit also features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This newly constructed Estate Fish Bay home also offers opportunity for those boasting a green thumb. There are garden areas located outside both the upper and lower units. Other amenities include native stone features on the property as well as tile work throughout the home and a barrel tile roof. For more information on this new construction in Estate Fish Bay, call Courlas at Holiday Homes of St. John at (340) 776-6776 or on her cell phone at (340) 643-5102. ST. JOHN S LAW FIRM SINCE 1989Real Estate / Land Use / Environmental / Trusts and Estates / Probate Business Entities / Consulting / Litigation / Personal InjuryLocated at beautiful Est. Lindholm, aboe Asolare, 340-693-8255, www.stjohnilaw.comJ. Brion Morrisette & Raf Muilenburg, Partners Clyde Murphree, Of Counsel 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997


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St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 15 David Balding with his African elephant. Gi Hill School is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year for students in preschool through 12th grade. At GHS, our small size allows us to marry rigorous college preparatory content with real world, experiential learning. We use the community and natural resources of our island as a living laboratory, and partner with organizations to enrich the classroom experience, oering unique programs in gardening, culinary arts, farm-to-table, performing arts, and tourism and career internships to ignite students passions and develop a lifelong love of learning. Please contact 340-776-1730 or for more information, to arrange a tour, or to enroll. We Open Minds, Hearts and DoorsGi Hill School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin. GHS-TW Enrollment ad 4.2014.indd 1 4/25/14 3:38 PM St. John Tradewinds St. John Film Society (SJFS) will be screening One Lucky Elephant on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 pm at St John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. One Lucky Elephant begins with circus producer David Baldings realization that Flora, the or phaned African elephant he adopted and made the star of his circus, is tired of performing. What unfolds is a between the human and animal world, Flora epito mizes the harsh reality elephants face in our expanding man-made world. Balding dreamed of returning Flora to Africa, but as he learned more about the situation of elephants in Africa, where poachings take place even in protected reserves, he felt hed better reconsider all the options. The problem is, there arent many good options for a mature elephant whos lived with humans most of her life, and couldnt fend for herself in the wild. Composer and co-producer Miriam Cutler, was the resident composer for Circus Flora. When she learned of Davids plans to retire Flora and send her In May 2000, producers Cristina Colissimo and Jordana Glick-Franzheim answered the call, raising vinced her friend and director Lisa Leeman to come on board. When Flora and Davids journey took a deon to other gigs, so for the next eight years, Cristina Davids journey. During this time, they became intricately involved in the search for a home for Flora, with Cristina ar ranging for Flora to temporarily relocate to Miami Metro Zoo, the zoo founded by her father. With Floras future uncertain, Christina and Jor provide for Floras wellbeing. By 2008, they raised the funds to relocate Flora to The Elephant Sanctuary. Once Flora was safe and sound, Miriam came back on board and Lisa cut a fantastic trailer that helped Ahali Elephants continues to provide for her endowment at the Elephant Sanctuary. questions about our complex relationships with animals, for which there are no easy answers. One thing look at an elephant in a zoo or a circus in the same way again. St .John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay at 7:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5. SJFS is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Virgin Island Council on the Arts and St John Community Foundation. For more information contact the St. John Film Society stjviff@ St. John Film Society To Present One Lucky Elephant on May 6


16 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 24) Letters To St. John TradewindsWhat we need to do is to get together and decide the best way to allow people to smoke pot and not cause problems. Second hand tobacco smoke causes 10% of the deaths caused by tobacco, drinking and driving causes a lot of problems; so we need to make some very good rules. POT We need to make sure the government gets a lot of money from it and we need to use a lot of the money to educate our kids about the negative aspects of it and to keep it away from them until they are 18. What we dont need is 50 states that all have different regulations and ways to prevent it from being a problem. Making it legal in America in this way will seriously reduce our ability to help kids wait until they are a little more mature. We probably could create some better systems to reduce the negative effects of tobacco and alcohol use at the same time. The VI could take the lead on this with state controlled sales, limiting smoking in public to places licensed to allow pot smoking and reviewing the drug policy of the Netherlands. EASTER For tens of thousands of years people all over the world have been celebrating the beginning of Spring as an important holiday. It is the time of year of rebirth, the time when winter begins to evolve into summer. When the plants start to grow again and the animals begin to come out of hibernation. This time of year is celebrated as the beginning of new life. Today this holiday is celebrated in the non-Christian world as the renewal of life. In the Christian world it is celebrated as Easter, with the death and rebirth of Jesus. Easter morning I took a walk along the Merrimack River in Penacook N.H. and the signs of spring were beginning to show, the snow was almost gone, the river was rising, green sprouts were coming out of the ground and squirrels were scampering around. It was very moving. I wish everyone a very happy Easter and hope everyone takes a monument today to think about a new year with a renewed effort to learn to Love each other. CHRISTIANITY Religion was designed to provide power to priests. The Council of Nicaea created a way that all the people trying to relay Christ teachings had to conform to a method under the control of the Roman Emperor Constantine and his Bishops. In the process they create a religion that continued to promote the idea of an external, punishing god that if you promised to believe in you will last forever. Jesus tried to teach us to love each other. Just think how spiritually advanced we might be if we had never invented religions. After Constantine created the Nicaea Council you could no longer teach spiritually and what Jesus tried to teach us as a Christian as you understood it, if you did you were considered a heretic. It is time to tell the priests that we want them to teach us how to love each other or ate any more priests that have sex with kids, cheat on their wives, or steal from us or hurt us in any other way. We will kill them because they have been taken over by the devil. We need priests that can teach us to love each other. SOLAR? Is the reason that WAPA has to hire a solar company and not use our roofs because their wires are so undependable? They charge 55 cents a KW and they when it breaks, sometimes. Nice picture of the WAPA geyser in the paper. Hugo says home solar is not fair because the people dem, cant afford panels. If that is the reason the solution is to help the people dem afford solar panels. Why does he think that the people dem can afford 55 cents a KW? after installation to help the people dem pay for the panels and then convert to purchasing power at the highest rate that WAPA pays for power. Seems like it could be a win-win, lets start to get a little creative. Thoughts from New HampshireS END LETTERS GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: Continued on Page 18 The article Lengthen, Loosen and Ease Pain with Melissa Luterek at Pilates Worx in the April 14-20, 2014 edition, included incorrect informa tion. Joseph Pilates created the exercises and apparatuses used in Pilates. St. John Tradewinds apologizes for the error.CorrectionThe Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John invites residents and visitors to view the large collection of young student art depicting kindness and love for our island cats and dogs. The display covers the Marketplace: the vacant corner shop at the entrance from the parking lot and the former Nest shop near the stairwell. Many of these touching drawings carry little captions like Cats Rule and Puppy Love. They are all drawn in colored crayons and demonstrate the awareness of our young population of our need for compassionate care for our island cats and dogs. Schools that participated in this student art project are Guy Benjamin and Gifft Hill lower school campus. The posters are the work of youngsters from kindergarten through sixth grade. An informal judging is being held and the winners names will be announced this week. BJ Harris of St. John Properties will provide an ice cream cel ebration to honor the participants. Whether a winner or not, every youngster who put so much thought and love into these wonderful posters receives the appreciation of the Animal Care Center. It is our animals who are the ultimate winners of so much talent and kindness on the part of our St. John school children. Not to be neglected in ACCs expressions of appreciation is Debbie Marsh, Marketplace facility supervisor, who provided these per fect viewing locations for the animal artwork of our St. John youth. Sincerely, Elaine Campbell, Chair ACC PublicityResidents Invited T o View Drawings I cannot say enough wonderful things about Melissa. When she lived in Los Angeles she was my teacher for eight years. I came to her with chronic solve very quickly. I feel in love with Pilates and she became my mentor. She inspired me to become a Pilates teacher when I was 60 years old! I wish I had done this much earlier in life. You are in expert hands with Melissa, dont miss your chance to change your life through movement with this amazing teacher. Deborah GrayReader Enjoys Pilates Article on Melissa Luterek


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 17 Charlotte Beverhoudt. St. John Tradewinds I read with interest the Tradewinds April 14th ar ticle entitled St. John Historical Society, VI Historic Preservation Committee to Join Forces in Historic Cruz Bay Free Colored Cemetery. The SJHS will lead efforts to restore the cemetery. The cemetery is more accurately called the Beverhoudt-Martin Cemetery or simply the Beverhoudt Cemetery and is named so in the St. John Site Reports 1981 1982 written by B. Ausherman and a St. John Historic Society team. There are major similarities between the Beverhoudt cemetery and the William Wood cemetery behind the Enighed Estate House. Masonry walls enclose the gravestones both marked and unmarked and lend an air of importance to both sites. The Wood cemetery was restored by the historical society while the Beverhoudt cemetery was ignored and left to deteriorate for the past thirty years. However, discouraging intruders and maintaining the sacred nature of the site will require the diligent presence of the SJHS. The current owner, Roger Harland, one of St Johns premier real estate developers, has just recently given permission to restore this cemetery. Also recently the cemetery was cited in the doctoral dissertation of Helen C. Blouet as an important example of a 19th century family cemetery. Beverhoudt-Martin Cemetery Miss Sarah E. Martin 1820 To William H. Lind October 27 To boat hire to go to St. Thomas to purchase articles for the funeral of her daughter Miss Charlotte Petronelle Beverhoudt as per agreement $16 2 dozen Mediera wine 16 1 ham 5.20 2 gallons brandy 4 1 case gin 4 4 gallons old rum 8 10 lbs. sugar 2 4 kegs crackers 3 15 lbs. fresh beef 3 4 bunches cigars 2 1 dozen Porter 3 doz. Claret 2 bread 3 Paid for mulling the wine 10 Paid to Elizabeth Cunningham for making the shroud 6.40 6 lbs. butter 3 2 nutmegs .16 Paid for digging the grave 2 1 kid 1.50 eggs 1 flour 2 coffee 1 $98.26RA VLA ST.Jan Landfogedarkiv Continued on Page 23A sketch and listing of grave sites at Beverhoudt-Martin Cemetery


18 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 ORIGINAL LISTING COURTESY OF RICH GREENGOLD The live music scene on St. John is bigger and supporting weekly live music for the season, there music this good in their stateside cities. All postings are regular weekly events booked eyes and ears open for annoucements of other gigs featuring a variety of visiting bands. Cut out, save, laminate and post in your homes, cars and rentals. SUNDAYS MONDAYS TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS To be added to this live music schedule, the event must be a regularly scheduled event (sorry, no temporary performances), email with: day, time, location, performer and style. NO PHONE CALLS. Privatize? Find someone to manage it? It is not working the way that it is now. W AR Isnt it interesting that McNamara coached Johnson in the Vietnam war and he also coached W into the war in Iraq. We need to stop listening to people like him. People like him who create big problems need to be stopped and the only way is to start to be nice, and not afraid continue to be afraid of each other. Now they are starting to discharge Service men and women who fought our wars and wanted a career in the Military, because the Government cant afford to keep them. Most of the training that they received can be used for non-military service to the This is a very good reason why we should never ever go to war again without having a national service draft. People start to pay attention when their sons and daughters are forced to go to war. Lets make it a law that we never go to war without including a national draft. ERIC CANTOR Is this the guy that represents all those anti-abortion, guns rights, anti-alien, antipoor people, anti-government people? Why is he hobnobbing with all the leaders of the people that make money? Who does he represent? All the above? Maybe this guy is just a really great actor? Eric Cantor could do more damage to the country than the Actor did. It is amaz ing how much damage that the philosophy that money should drift to the top has done to this country and the actor made it the path we took. As much damage that the Clown did, including getting us into two of the longest wars America has ever fought; at the same time alienating all out allies and if that wasnt enough helping to blow up the world economy by making a law that individu als could not be relieved of their bank debt by going bankrupt like corporations can. If these guys keeps getting reelected America is going to be in serious trouble. Greg MillerThoughts from New HampshireContinued from Page 16 Letters To St. John TradewindsPlease Send Me Pictures of Your IslandCould you possible send any pictures of the islands. Your photos are outstanding and these dark walls are but shadows upon shadows. And could you help me by sending me the mailing addresses of any cruise ships that go there. I will be needing a vacation when released in one year. Thank Y ou, John Heglin CDC # AH2332 C-1 142L C.C.I. P.O. Box 190J T chuchapi, CA 93581 St. John Tradewinds Eleanor Mills Tabacco, 96, of Ft. Myers, Florida, died peacefully at home on April 21, with family members by her side. Eleanor was born to the late Clarence H. and Eleanor Mills, on April 1, 1918, in Albany, New York. She graduated from Russell Sage College with a B.A. in Journalism in 1939. Eleanor married the late Dr. Salvatore Tabacco in 1945 and they lived together in Albany and Loudonville until 1967 when they relocated to paradise on the Island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They returned to the States and settled in Ft. Myers in 1989 to be closer to family. Although Eleanor worked as an execu tive assistant and later owned her own businesses, her true devotion was in caring for her family. They will sorely miss her grace, wisdom, and loving kindness. She is sur vived by her children: Pamela Smallwood of Englewood, Florida; James Tabacco of The Woodlands, Texas; Jill Wohlfarth of Engle wood, New Jersey; and Bonnie Hendricks of Ft. Myers. Florida. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, April 25 at 12 pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville, NY. Interment in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY. The family received relatives and friends at Frederick Funeral Home, 633 Central Ave., Albany, NY on Friday from 9:30 am to 11 am. To express online condolences, please visit www.sbfuneralhome. com. ObituaryEleanor Mills T abacco


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 19 Rotary Seeks Last Half of Funds Needed for Basketball Court St. John Rotary is half way to their goal and is looking forward to St. John business owners that have done well this season to help raise the second half during the made payable to the Rotary Club of Basketball Court in memo line, and St. John Tradewinds News Photo File by Jaime Elliott The University of the Virgin Islands will host its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. A new web page with information about the upcoming ceremonies, as well as several videos looking back to the 2013 event is now available from the Presidents Section of the UVI website and from this direct link: Commencement. The page also features a prominent link to special information for graduating students.UVI Commencement Set for May 17-18 Mother/Daughter Dinner May 10The Bethany Moravian Womens Fellowship will host a Mother/Daughter Dinner and Program on Saturday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. Donation $15 Adults/$7 Children under 12. Prize for the Best e-mail Questions concerning the extended 715-1040. Join Reverend Ernie Mills at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service on Sunday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus, for the topic: Apostles of Religious Freedom. mote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We may not realize how radical and revolutionary this principle is and how threatening and/or challenging it may sound when we Universalism it takes some time getting use to the challenge. It is a principle that is not only deeply rooted in our past history but calls us to shape the future. We will explore this principle and it role in shaping our lives and the life of Unitarian Universalism. Rev. Mills (Ernie) earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, a Master of Religious Educa tion from Duke Divinity School, Duke University, and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He began his ministry in the United Methodist Church, serving as Director of Education, Assistant Pastor, and Minister. Prior to joining UUTC in June 2002, Ernie was Chaplain and Instructor at Brevard College. His strong interest in psychology and his love of folk guitar and mountain storytelling enhance his theology, and bring an added dimension to his ministry. Free childcare is availabel during the service. For more infor mation go to: of Religious Freedom Is Topic at Next Universalist Fellowship Service The Animal Care Center of St. John will have its annual spring fundraiser Wagapalooza on Saturday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Wagapalooza Set for Saturday, May 10


share that with other schools, said Miner. Students were enjoying a sweet treat and learning about coral polyp growth at the table hosted by the Ritz Carltons Jean-Michel Cousteaus Ambassadors of the Environment program. Led by Naturalist Amber Saville-Andree and Director Audrey Penn, students could visualize how coral polyps grow and eat by topping the end of a marshmallow with frosting, sprinkles and a piece of licorice. Penn also shared information about the many programs offered by Ritzs Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors program available to local children at the St. Thomas luxury resort. pers, a nose clip and more as they transformed into sea turtle while learning about the animals from VINP Education Specialist Laurel Brannick. We talked all about sea turtles and had kids dress up as sea turtles, said Brannick. We told kids to go home and tell their Mommies not to use plastic bags but to use these reusable bags they were given today. Botanist Dr. Gary Ray of Virgin Forests Nursery was also on hand showcasing several varieties of native plants. Students were able to get up close with the plants and learn about invasive and native plant species, Ray explained. Valerie Peters of the Blue Flag USVI Program showed off a long chain of interlocking loops created by the students that morning. Each of these loops represents a pledge by a student to do something to help our environment, from planting trees to recycling aluminum cans said Peters. The Blue Flag USVI program was recently awarded an Environmental Quality Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, which Peters said reIts the Blue Flag beaches, two of which are on St. John Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay that earned that award, said Peters. Students at Friends of VINPs Earth Day Fair also reefs thanks to Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education foundation volunteers. The groups St. John Outreach Director Frank showed students how easy it is to operate a pole spear, thanks to safety gear and a plastic demonstration. Stuin glass jars and get an understanding of this problem, that is not going away, explained Cummings. reefs if we do nothing, said Cummings. We need more volunteers. While sparklers are still encouraged to mark all ar striving to certify as many people as possible to be able to operate pole spears in VINP water, according to Cummings. Were moving to certifying snorkelers not just divers, said the CORE St. John Outreach Director. offer a snorkel responder course for people to get cer an hour. The group is also encouraging people who spot or location on the GPS map. That way we can identify hot spots which will help us to protect our resources, said Cummings. The next snorkeler responder class is on Friday, May 2, at Hawksnest Beach at 3 p.m. To register for Cummings at of the students had returned to their classrooms for the day, Friends of VINP Executive Director Joe Kessler deemed the morning a success. We achieved what we set out to do which was to get our message out to the kids, said Kessler. Fostering the next generation of environmental stewards is one way in which that is happening. And it was a beautiful morning with great weather.20 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885. Monday, April 28 The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is sponsoring the 7th Annual Autism Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, on St. Thomas at the University of the Virgin Islands at the Administrative and Conference. For more information, call 340-776-9200 ext 2334. Sunday, May 4 Join Reverend Ernie Mills at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service on Sunday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus, for the topic: Apostles of Religious Freedom T uesday, May 6 The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will host a series of Town Hall meetings territorywide to present new information on the Agencys tsunami preparedness efforts and to dialogue with residents about to being ready for this meeting will be on St. John on Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Julius E. Sprauve School. St. John Film Society (SJFS) will be screening One Lucky Elephant on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 pm at St John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. Saturday, May 10 The Animal Care Center of St. John will have its annual spring fundraiser Wagapalooza on Saturday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. The Bethany Moravian Womens Fellowship will host a Mother/Daughter Dinner and Program on Saturday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m.Donation $15 Adults/$7 Children under 12. Prize for the Best Mother/ mation call 340-776-6291 or e-mail Questions concerning the extended due date can be directed at (340) 715-1040. Saturday, May 17 The University of the Virgin Islands will host its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus Sunday, May 24 The 11th annual Beachto-Beach Power Swim will be on Saturday, May 24. The event is set in the protected waters of Virgin Islands National Park along the north shore of St. John. 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) 642-3263 Friend of VINP Celebrate Earth Day with Students Continued from Page 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottDelroy Ital Anthony shares his native crafts with Gifft Hill School students, above left, and students were able to plant their own starter onions, above right.


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 21 St. Thomas: April 28, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. University of the Virgin Islands Administration & Conference Ctr. St. Croix: April 30, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. University of the Virgin Islands North West Wing Great Hall University of the Virgin Islands The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) and the Virgin Islands Autism Network (VIAN) 7th Annual Autism Conference Somer Bishop, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain Ann W. Cox, Ph.D., Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina and Co Principal Investigator/Director of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders REGISTER ON LINE AT: For more info call: 340 -693 1173 or 340 -776 -9200 ext. 2334 (STT) 340 -692 -4266 (STX) Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory Comments on New School Y ear CalendarSt. John Tradewinds For the past few months, the Department of Education has been working aggressively with union leaders to develop a 2014-2015 school calendar in accordance with the current law, which stipuend by December 23rd, just before the Christmas holidays, forcing the early start of the school year on August 11, 2014 and closing on June 5, 2015 (earlier dates than usual.) Ultimately, the Department has been compelled to identify creative ways of restructuring the calendar in order to meet the new requirements. Keeping in mind our unions concerns, we have worked on a strategy that is primarily focused on giving our students the 1080 hours of instructional time that is mandated by the Virgin Islands Code. The proposal includes the early start date for school, extends the Christmas break by another week, and includes professional development days for teachers that have been in previous years agreed upon by the union and the Department. While we understand that there are concerns about the calendar, the Department is charged with setting the school calendar and must structure the calendar acto our students and making sure they are not shortchanged the time they need in the classroom by not receiving the requisite number of instructional hours. As the Department continues to improve upon its standards within the curriculum, it is important that our students are adequately prepared and it is important that our teachers are ready to empower them for success. This calendar, with the professional development days and set number of instructional hours, aims to do just that. We appreciate the cooperation of the Departments team, our and most importantly, our students and parents, as we continue to develop the calendar consistent with law. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatThe foundations for the road bed and for retaining walls have been poured at damage several sections of the only road connecting Coral Bay with the rest of the island. Centerline Road Repairs Continue Slowly


kopf. We often get separated from nature, whether it is our nature or the natural environment. But on St. John, you cant help but be close to nature. Here you are not as much in the box and you start ence in our lives, Farrenkopf said. For me its like the philosophy of the I Ching; its all about nature. art and been fascinated by color vibrations, the artist explained. The focus is all about color and light, said Far renkopf. To me its about if you really start looking and feeling and seeing, thats my study right now. I come from a very humble place and way of being that strives to look and see and ask, what are we really seeing here. What happens with color when we perceive it in a painting is different from when we perceive it in nature, she said. And the challenge of an oil painter is to try to some way have the experience, not just to represent the color. For Farrenkopf, successful paintings have a way of dancing to the viewer. The most successful paintings have a vibration where the color dances or moves because of the quality of the light, she said. Farrenkopf works completely in the plein air style, meaning she paints outside looking at her subject manner. While she often draws attention, the artist sometimes disappoints passers by hoping to see a completed canvas, Farrenkopf explained. My work is plein air, meaning everything that in the show was painted out on location, she said. I might go three or four days and do a painting. I remember being at Cinnamon a few weeks ago and someone said, I cant wait to see you paint. I told them I really wanted to just watch the light all day and thats what I did from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., said Farrenkopf. I was this amazing light show and it was a direct connection with nature. Im going back Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. and I want to see what the sun does. select paintings at Michael Banzahf Studio as well as Maho Bay Clayworks in Coral Bay, will showcase both still life paintings as well as studies of water and sky. There are some still lifes in the show because I was tired of getting drenched in the rain so I went out and got some tropical fruit and painted them, said Farrenkopf. There are other rainy day projects like this bench that I could not get over. And there are studies of water and sky and the quality of water meeting rocks. Dont miss the opportunity to view these exciting new works by Farrenkopf and Portlock on Friday evening, May 2, at Bajo el Sol. The opening recep tion will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mongoose Junction gallery and also feature classical guitar music by David Laabs. Work by Farrenkopf and Portlock will be featured throughout the month of May. Bajo el Sol is located up the stairs at Mongoose Junction and regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information about the show or Bajo el Sol check out or call (340) 693-7070.22 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 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 Sunday School 9 a.m., Divine Worship 10 a.m. 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 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, Divine Worship 8:30 a.m., 776-6713 Freshwater Church Sunday Service 10 a.m; Monday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Thursday Womens Bible Study 9 a.m. Saturday Mens Bible Study 10 a.m. Follow us on Facebook for Locations or call (340) 514-6578 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 Catholic Church The schedule is as follows: Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. Fridays at 7 p.m. Call 776-6339 for more information. 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 Church Directory Watercolor waterfall by Lucy Portlock, above left, and an ocean view oil painting by Portlock and Farrenkopf Are Featured Artists at BajoContinued from Page 12


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 23 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers USVI thanks you for making a difference. Lets continue to work together to make the USVI one of the safest places in the world to live, work, and raise a family. To do that we have to make sure that no crime goes unsolved and to do that, everyone needs to speak up. If you know something, say something. St. John On Monday, April 14, police received a report that a black Canon handheld video camera was taken from a rental car in the area of Mongoose Junction. The video camera is worth $5,000. The complainant stated that the theft occurred between 2:30 and 5:00 pm. St. Thomas cent to the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community. When police arrived they discovered that the driver and passenger of a blue Suzuki Esteem had been shot multiple times, and died. The victims were quana Petty. St. Croix A number of burglaries and larcenies have occurred in the Aureo Diaz Heights housing community, Estate La Reine, Candido Guadalupe, and surrounding communities. These incidents are causing St. Croix residents to expend valuable resources to replace items taken from their homes. If you know of anyone buying and selling stolen property in these areas, please report it. Your call or text can make a difference to help curtail some of these incidents. We need your help. Be a good neighbor. If you have seen per sons or vehicles you dont know in your neighborhood particularly when your neighbors are not home, report it. Lets work together to catch the perpetrators of these and other crimes. If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800222-TIPS (8477) or submit a web tip. You never have to give your name or appear in court. Crime Stoppers USVI will pay a cash reward of up to $2,500 and you can remain anonymous. Unclaimed rewards expire six (6) months after award date.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsBy T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Who you here for? the young V.I. Police DePeace accident scene. left his cruiser blocking the Southshore Road at followed the ghut to the top of the steep hill between Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort and the south shore of St. John. Who you here for? the young V.I. Police DeYou know what I mean, he asserted. I admit, I already knew what he meant. Halfway up the infamous island incline, an industrial-strength forklift lay on its side its wheels facing uphill across the narrow main road, its front end jutting into a driveway on one side and its crane extending across the roadway into another driveway. A V.I. Fire Department crew had spread sand and was standing by. St. John Rescue personnel basketball courts up into Contant for about 20 to the top of Jacobs Ladder. Leaving Scene of Accident I had walked back down from the accident scene about 30 yards up the hill which basia small crowd of passers-by and a growing assembly of island sidewalk-superintendents retelling an incident they didnt witness and was headIt was obvious the clean-up could take a lot of engineering and discussion and heavy equipment and most of the morning. It was starting to get hot, and I was planning to check back in a little while. I am with St. John Tradewinds newspaper, I admitted being careful not to make any sudden out asking to see my press pass or similar idenoutlet, as proscribed by the VIPD. You can wait behind the cones, I checked to make sure I already had snapped a decent picture of the accident scene and even ing group. Biggest Equipment on St. John As I passed E&C gas station, local contrac tor Paul Pono, who has the biggest equipment on the island, asked what was going on. I told him it looked like a job for his company and Pono headed for the scene to see if it required his heavy duty lift and his talent. After speaking with a representative of the construction company which owned the inverted equipment, Pono headed to his Peter Bay workshop to get his rig and assistant Beau Layton and asked me to take pictures of his rescue effort for him on his new iPad when he got back. I laughed and explained that I really had been warned that I wasnt allowed to go back to the scene, but Pono insisted that he would bring me back to record his recovery work when he brought his heavy equipment to town. When we rendezvoused almost an hour later its a long way to Peter Bay and slow going coming back on North Shore Road on heavy equipment I again warned Pono that I had been barred from the site and that I would get arrested and hauled off to St. Thomas while he was busy with his heavy equipment. You walk right along side here with me, Pono said from his perch inside the giant piece of machinery. If they dont let you in, I dont go in. Hes with me. pulled up next to him on his way up the hill. Hes taking pictures for me. sional. St. John Tradewinds subsequently posted two short video clips of Ponos recovery work on our lift the overturned equipment with a sling which snapped with the crack of a gunshot and a small cloud of dust. Much to the delight of the malingering crowd. After Pono retrieved a custom-built, heavyduty lifting chain from his shop and rigged the lift, it took only minutes for his rig to slowly leverage the equally-large fallen forklift up the hill on its two left side wheels until it dropped on all four wheels with a rattling crash-bang another St. John Tradewinds news video. time, Pono said. I had it made for something like this. The forklift owner was hoping to be able to restart the equipment after it had sat upright and Dont Call Us. Well Call You. By the time a back-up piece of equipment had arrived from St. Thomas to assist, Pono and Beau were ready to head back to their North Shore shop where the motto is Dont call us. Well call you. Which slogan Pono apparently copyrighted before the VIPD could. Stephan C. Edwards rendered a drawing of the cemetery and the houdt graves. The family was quite wealthy as shown by their ownership of No. 9 Estate Sans Souci, 150 acres and No. 10 Jenny Gut, 75 acres. Also and more importantly the extensive order of victuals costing 100 pieces of eight or dollars for the funeral commemoration of Char lotte Petronelle Beverhoudt is a good indication of the familys wellbeing. It may also give us the identity of three additional graves; those of Charlotte who passed October 26 1820, son William who passed September 26 1820 and Elisabeth who passed August 25 1820. A Yellow Fever outbreak may have been the cause of the related deaths. Although the original was written out in English, the list has original documents an insult to our readers. Also, Dr. Blouet and I have examined the grounds outside the walls of the cemetery and found indications that other more common gravesites may exist; e.g. conch shells. Appropriate security fences should be provided for this site as well as the Wood Family plot at Enighed. Historical Bits & Pieces:Beverhoudt-Martin CemeteryWheres the Police Log?Dont Call Us. Well Call You.Continued from Page 17


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St. John Tradewinds The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) received a $30 million gift commit ment to help establish a state-of-the-art, Territory-wide medical school. Announced today by UVI President David Hall, the generous gift on behalf of New Generation Power (NGP) and its Chairman, Dr. Chir injeev Kathuria, will serve as a major part of the foundation funding for the medical school. The announcement comes one week after a unanimous vote by the UVI Board of Trustees allowing President Hall to commence the development phase for the medi cal school that UVI will develop in partnership with the Territorys two hospitals Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas and Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix. This is a historic day in the life of the University of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands, said President Hall. Dr. Kathurias gift is the largest in the history of the University, and its impact will last for generations to come. Many Virgin Islanders will receive improved healthcare because of this generous gift, he said. Discussion and planning for the medi cal school began in 2010 with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which has been very instrumental in helping UVI move in this direction. Some BUSM students have been taking their fourth year electives at Schneider Regional Medical Center for the last two spring semesters. We congratulate our UVI colleagues on this generous gift, said Dr. Karen Antman, dean of the Boston University School of Medicine. The development of a medi cal school will attract medical faculty to the islands and foster collaboration among VI hospitals, Dr. Antman said. Graduates will consider establishing practices in the VI, raising the number of physicians and improving access to health care. The goal of the project is to develop a high-quality medical education program that relies heavily on the use of innovative teaching techniques, educational technol ogy and community care training that produces knowledgeable and caring physicians committed to helping the Virgin Islands communities, President Hall explained. This transformative endeavor for the VI and the University will present an opportunity for the Territory to establish the only Eng-26 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 Continued on Next Page | www.SeaGlassProperties.comO: 340-776-6666 F: 340-693-8499Rhapsody | $5,749,000 5 bed | 6 bath | 7,242 sqft Serving St. John for Over 40 Years Coyaba | $3,875,000 3 bed | 3.5 bath | 5,233 sqft LAutre Monde | $5,250,000 7 bed | 7.5 bath | 10,000 Coral Rays | $1,800,000 4 bed | 4 bath | 3,700 sqft Limin Time | $1,249,000 2 bed | 2 bath | 2,430 sqft Bentes Fancy | $2,500,000 4 bed | 3 bath | 4,812 sqft Tree-Top Hideaway | $420,000 4 bed | 3 bathroom | 2,040 sqft Lavender Hill Suite 10E $450,000 1 bed | 1 bath | 1,180 sqft Cruz Views Unit 7 | $445,000 1 bed | 1 bath | 720 sqft Call Today for a FREE Home Value Report! Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w c a r i b b e a n v i l l a c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O Exceptional St. John Villa Offered Through Debbie Hayes E XCLU SIVE REAL EST A TE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEBBIE HAYES, GRILICENSED U.S VIRGIN IS L ANDS REA L ESTATE BROKER/ OWNER Ofce: 340 714 5808Cell: 340 642 5995DH@DH. I C B r Br V I f r nf t t r Eb V R. O .M DebbieHayes-TW CasaBueno 11.26.2012.indd 1 11/30/12 2:37 PM $1.550M UVI Receives $30 Million Gift for Development of a Medical School


lish-speaking medical school in the Caribbean accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the group that accredits medical schools in the United States and Canada. According to President Hall, LCME-accreditation will ensure that UVI develops a high quality medical school that operates according to the highest academic standards. A medical school in the Virgin Islands would enhance the quality of healthcare, help address the nations and Territorys anticipated physician workforce shortages in the future, help populate the physician workforce in the VI and Caribbean with the regions own residents and citizens, and contribute to economic development. Dr. Kathuria, a global entrepreneur and innovator, has founded and built multiple businesses that have generated shareholder wealth and created numerous jobs worldwide. He founded NGP, a global developer, investor, owner and operator of infrastruc ture assets in three key areas utility scale power generation, distributed generation, and mining exploration and extraction. Recently, NGP, a Chicago-based renewable energy company, together with UVI, signed a landmark power purchase agreement for a solar panel project on UVIs two campuses. Dr. Kathuria, who holds a medical degree, in describing his motivation for the gift said: We are honored to be part of this prove the healthcare of the people of the US Virgin Islands. Our goal with the USVI medical school is to establish new trends in providing health care using advanced tech nology such as remote healthcare monitor ing and diagnoses, and cutting edge research that could lead to improved health outcomes for people globally. Virgin Islands Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. has also committed to help provide funding for the medical school buildings, creating a public and private partner ship that President Hall said is essential for success. By approving the development of the medical school just last week and endorsing the gift agreement with Dr. Kathuria of New Generation Power, the UVI Board of Trustees has taken a major step forward in the development of the Virgin Islands, Governor de Jongh, Jr. said today. The Virgin Islands is truly fortunate to be eligible for accredita tion of its planned medical school. Americas Liaison Committee on Medical Educa tion is the accreditation body for medical schools in the United States and Canada, and it would also extend its authority to the Virgin Islands, as the only English-speaking United States territory in the Caribbean, he continued. This advantage over every other medical school in the Caribbean will put UVIs Medical School on the map and ensure its success. I fully expect that the opening of the medical school will change the health care landscape of the Virgin Islands, as well as enhance the University of the Virgin Islands reputation as the preeminent learn ing institution in the region, Governor de Jongh added. Securing additional development and operational funding remains a goal for the project. The University estimates that $10 million from local and national donors is still needed to make the medical school a reality. Tuition costs are estimated to be below market for Caribbean medical schools and 2017. For more information, please contact Nanyamka Farrelly, interim director of Public Relations, University of the Virgin Islands, at or (340) 6931056.St. John Tradewinds News Photo St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2014 27 COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SE R VI C ESST JO HNS OLD EST R EAL ESTATE F I R M SE R VI N G ST. JO HN F O R 54 YEA R S! 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ROTUNDA A private, gated estate in Upper Peter Bay bordering pristine VI National Park. 5 bdrm/5.5 bth villa w/ lavish outdoor bar, in nity edge pool, sensational views across St. Johns North Shore to the BVIs. Beaches minutes away! CINNAMON BAY ESTATE borders Ntnl Park in Catherineberg, private, gated setting, 3 bdrms, 23 ft wall of glass & outstanding views. Spacious living areas, wrap around decks, expansive sundeck, large pool, elevated spa & covered dining. CASA MARE, an exciting new contemporary home! Finished to exacting detail, modern style w/ top end custom kitchen nishes and exotic furnishings. Soaring glass window walls face St. Thomas views and overlook dramatic pool & viewing decks. VILLA MARBELLA Own this stunning 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom Virgin Grand Estates villa. View pool and large veranda. Great rentals and sunsets over St. Thomas and Pillsbury Sound. One level living with fabulous Great Room! STONE POST COTTAGE Caribbean charm on a 1.5 ac. lot of lush tropical gardens in Chocolate Hole. 3bdrm/3bth main house, stone guest house, & a small island cottage. Spacious deck wraps around 55x15 lap pool, spa and gazebo. SAVE WAPA COSTS! SEA TURTLE VILLA is a green SOLAR NETMETERED contemporary home that cash ows! Amazing water views, sleeps 8, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. SONNENBERG AMAZING VIEWS Perched above Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole with large pool, 4+ bedrooms and private apartment, Close to town in gated community. PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropical living, big views & masonry home-centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and great room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! LOVE VIEW TOO 2 br/3bth w/ sweeping views to East End & BVI. Concordia home near Salt Pond Bay and US National Park is all-masonry construc tion w/ pool. Villa w/ pod living is ide al for rental or family retreat. COMPLETE THIS DREAM The ground work has been laid for a new owner to step in and complete this house! Completed is a masonary 2x1 apartment and a detached 1x1 wood cottage. FISCH BAY 2X2 This charming well built home has many unique tile details and is sur rounded by lots of fruit trees. Solar panels net metered for low electric bills. The Company that gives back to St. John OWN A MONTH IN A LUXURY HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $42,000 LAVENDER HILL Luxurious 1 bedroom unit adjacent to pool with 2 decks. Walk to beach and town. Handsomely furnished, immaculately maintained, excellent rental man -agement. $499,000 MLS 12-249 $7,485,000 VIDEO MLS 12-424 $3,599,000 MLS 11-186 $1,999,000 MLS 10-381 $1,295,000 VIDEO MLS 13-432 $995,000 MLS 13-470 $1,200,000 MLS 13-392 $790,000 MLS 12-139 $372,500 MLS 13-498 $599,000 MLS 14-25 GALLOWS POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 WATERFRONT MLS 11-187 $1,950,000 MLS 13-7 VIDEO $659,500 MLS 14-20 $8,340,000 MLS 12-404 VIDEO $585,000 MLS 13-346 $745,000 MLS 13-129 $2,990,000 MLS 13-481 VIDEO SEARCH ENTIRE ST. JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! CAROLINA from $ 55,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 118,500 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 139,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 195,000CONCORDIA from $ 225,000 FREEMANS GROUND from $ 225,000 CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 235,000 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 249,900LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000 SABA BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 999,000 PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,650,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 500/weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 42,000 HH-TW 4.28.2014 A.indd 1 4/23/14 4:07 PM Continued from Previous Page



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