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St. John Marina Coverage:CZM Public Hearing Set for August 20Page 5Will DPNR Cede Moorings Management To Newest Coral Bay Marina Developer?Page 5Marina Principal Calls E-mail Leaks Diversion from IssuePage 6Morrisette Sets CZM Record Straight in Letter to EditorPage 15CBCC President in Center of Coral Bay Marina DebatePage 6 Mother Doesnt Like Internet Threat from Friend of Sons Jailed KillerPage 2Christensen-Ottley and Plaskett Win Primary Election To Lead Nov. TicketPage 8East Bay Beach Development Gets Group Dwelling Permit ApprovalPage 7 August 11-24, 2014 Copyright 2014 Chaotic Kayak Races Raises $38,640 for TRRPage 10 St. John Tradewinds News Rendering Courtesy of DOEPlans for New St. John Public School UnveiledThe preliminary drawings for the proposed new St. John public K-12 school complex on Route 10 near the center of the island show the classroom for the upper grades will be in buildings terraced on the sloping north side of the property with playground and buildings for the primary grades, administration and auditorium in the center of the complex and STORY INSIDE ON PAGE 3.


On Jul 17, 2014, at 5:55 AM, Jean Cockayne wrote: Look what I found on facebook, Jahlil Ward. He is very active and although I am not an expert translating his vocabulary it seems he is still very busy in his criminal world. Do you think this is news worthy? Do you think I should send this to someone in government? Regards, Jeanie2 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson WRITERS Jaime Elliott, Tom Oat, Amy Roberts, Judi Shimel, Andrea Milam COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTOR S 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 outlet 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 The UVICELL Center will be hosting an introductory course to help individuals learn the basic operations of Microsoft Word. Introduction to Microsoft 2010 will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 12. Classes will be at the UVICELL Center at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus. For more details on the program, call 693-1100.MS Word 2010 Course Starts Aug. 12Continued on Page 18 Mother Doesnt Like Internet Threat From Friends of Sons Jailed Killer The V.I. Captains Association will welcome 12 new captains in an installation service on August 15 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic church with a reception at the Nazareth Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. Hannah Hedrington, Aleek Thomas, Devon Francis, Deryck Fredericks, Jarvis Hodge, Kaleel Cajan, Dion Otto, Kareem Boynes, Rahjan Burton and Greg Allen have attained the rank of Master 100 Tons/ All captains are requested to waar their black and white uniforms. The public is invited to join the celebratation. Captains Association To Install Twelve Orientation and class schedule distribution will take place at Charlotte Amalie High School on August 26 and September 2-3 in the schools Ruth E. Thomas auditorium. Attendance is mandatory. For orientation and class schedule distribution, students must report in proper school uniform accompanied by their parents according to the schedule given below. Students must present a photocopy of their updated immunization record and be able to pay the following fees: $15 for ID, $17 for school accident insurance, and $10 for PTSA dues. Students who do not wish to purchase accident insurance must present a photocopy of an insurance card (front and back) on which they are covered. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m. All 9th graders with last names A-L and their parents; 12 p.m. All 9th graders with last names M-Z and their parents. Tuesday Sept. 2, 8 a.m. All 10th graders and parents; 12:30 p.m. All 11th graders and parents. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m. All 12th graders and parents Returning students must take care of all outstanding obligations before receiving a schedule. All students must have attended orientation and received their schedules in or der to attend classes at Charlotte Amalie High School. Schedule Set for ID Photos The schedule for CAHS students to come in to take ID photos, pay fees, and present immunization information begins on Tuesday, August 19, and runs through Thursday, August 21. Students must present a photocopy of their updated immunization record and be able to pay the following fees: $15 for ID, $17 for school accident insurance, and $10 for PTSA dues. Students who do not wish to purchase accident insurance must present a photocopy of an insurance card (front and back) under which they are covered. The ID schedule will be as follows: All new 9th graders will report to CAHS to take photographs for their school idenStudents must wear the uniform shirt. Tuesday, Aug. 19: 8 a.m. last names A-F; 12 noon last names G-M Wednesday, Aug. 20: 8 a.m. last names N-S; 12 noon last names T-Z Thursday, Aug. 21: 8 a.m. for all new students who need to purchase a permanent school ID.CAHS Orientation and ID SchedulesBy TOM OA T St. John Tradewinds Jean Cockayne is keeping an eye on the killers of her son, Jamie, who was 21 when he bled to death near the Tamarind Inn in Cruz Bay after being stabbed in a confrontation with island street toughs following a bar argument on May 14, 2007. Mrs. Cockayne didnt know it would be so easy in the internet age. Now the Pennsylvania woman is asking V.I. Attorney General Vincent Frazer to investigate a threatening message she received through electronic media (above) after complaining that Jahleel Ward, one of the men convicted for the fatal attack on her son Jamie and sentenced to prison for ten years, appeared to be communicating with associates outside the jail by cellular telephone on the electronic social media Facebook and running a criminal enterprise. Killers Face on Facebook While searching for people on Facebook I came across a page with the name Squadie Dan, Mrs. Cockayne explained. You can imagine my surprise when I saw Jahleel Wards photo all over the page. I deduced he either had a cell phone or a laptop in jail, she added. I immediately forwarded a copy of his page to the Governor (V.I. Gov. John P. deJongh Jr.) and received a reply shortly after, thanking me for the information. I would say within two hours the page was taken down, she continued. Before the page was removed I copied and pasted some of his rants. One rant was particularly disturbing, it was threatening retaliation against whoever had killed Sheldon Benjamin, described as one of his boys, Mrs. Cockayne explained. He (someone identifying himself as Ward) wrote for everyone of his boys taken All this information was given to the Governor. I then searched the gang and saw another member, Duckie Dan, Cockayne continued. He was brought to my attention because he threatened me (above) on


By JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BA Y About 25 people heard the latest details of the governments long-discussed plan to realize a new comprehensive Kindergarten through 12th Grade public school on St. John at a July 29 scoping meeting at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria. The V.I. Legislature passed Bill 27-0208 in 2008 which required the V.I. Department of Education to study the possibility of establishing instruction for students in K through 12th grades. Since then, the Department of Public Works have collaborated with VIDE to conduct thanks to a $200,000 technical assistance grant from the U.S. Department of Interior a Land Use Study, a Space Planning Program and Environmental Studies of a site currently controlled by the National Park Service. The Herman Farm is located in Estate Catherineburg and since it was deeded to the National Park Service with different restrictions than the original gift of deed creating V.I. National Park, has been a new St. John school. Parcel No. 6A, No. 19 Cruz Bay Quarter is a roughly 11 acre parcel located along Centerline Road just east of the George Simmons Housing Community and west of the Estate Catherineburg Sugar Mill. At the July 29 scoping meeting, project architect Jaredian Design Groups John Woods shared the of the site as well as a proposed conceptual site plan. We are at this stage doing a full environmental study and phase one is a cultural resource survey, one of the most important surveys done on the site, said Woods. We also conducted animal and plant life surveys and found that no endangered species are found on the site. But if you know this site, you know its going to have the potential for cultural resources, which is what we found. In addition to the lands deed St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 3 Thursday, Aug. 21st The 11 acre National Park Service site proposed for the new St. John K-12 School is on the north side of Centerline Road, Route 10, across from George Simmons Terrace between the Estate Adrian residential neighborhood and John Head Road, Route 206, froconnecting Route 10 with the North Shore Road through the INDEXBusiness Directory ..............20 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ..........16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Cryptoquip ...........................21 Letters ............................14-17 On the Market .....................13 Real Estate ....................22-23 Government Ofcials Share Archaeological Study Findings and Conceptual Design for New St. John School Continued on Page 19 2014 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: JULY2.33 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D21.80 Inches allowing for use as a school, the a possible site because it is located on the western boundary of VINP and would have less impact on shoreline resources, explained Woods. If this site is not appropriate, we will have to identify a different site, but what we are tasked with now is evaluating this site as the location for a new school, Woods said. Both a topographic and an ar chaeological study were done on phase of the project to identify the best areas to locate the estimated 120,000 square foot of class room and administrative space. The surveyors found historic and prehistoric materials mostly concentrated in the southeastern corner and along the eastern boundary of the property in push piles likely formed when Center line Road was paved, Woods explained. Most of the materials found on the site, about 42 percent, were marine shell, according to the Jar edian Design Groups Land Use Study for the project. Other objects found on the site include ceramics, coral, glass, brick and plaster, according to the survey. Marine shell and coral were of the most common artifact classes recovered in this survey and their overall frequency contributes heavily to the distribution of materials, according to the survey. As these particular species were heavily utilized by both prehistoric and historic inhabitants of the Caribbean, their presence within the subject property is likely attribut able to both prehistoric and historic utilization of the area. Overall, though, the distribution of marine shell, coral and fauto the core site areas in the southeastern corner and along the east-


By T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds Is the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) in negotiation with the Summers End Group, LLC, aimed at establishing a long-term controlled mooring plan in Coral Bay as claimed by the application for the proposed St. John Marina, The Yacht Club at Summers End? While the greater Coral Bay community is taking sides on the ambitious marina proposed for waters off the south shore of Coral Bay Harbor, the resident boating community is warily wondering what impact the marina plan will have on their neighborhood, their housing and/or their livelihoods. Apparently, they have a reason for their paranoia. There is something to what theyre saying, one St. John Tradewinds. A mooring management arrangement may be being negotiated between DPNR and the developers who have proMarina, Mooring Management St. John Marina application is for a 145-slip marina extending from the south shore of the harbor and the installation of 19 new moorings for its use, in addition to taking over management of all the moorings in the harbor 115 boats anchored or moored, according to the marina application. The Summers End Group will establish a public-private partnership and work cooperatively with Government and local stakeholders to implement and operate a properly designed and managed mooring system throughout Coral Bay, the groups DPNR application reads. The applicant is entering into an agreement with DPNR and will take over the management of document continued. The applicant will organize the ings with properly designed and installed moorings cys mooring management or marine enforcement, said he did not know any details of the negotiations on the mooring management and referred questions son was not available for comment. Partnership Proposed the developer has made a proposal to DPNR for a partnership involving management of the moorings, although the nature and status of any negotiations between the developer and DPNR remained unclear. What is proposed is a partnership where each principal Rick Barksdale wrote St. John Tradewinds. DPNRs responsibilities will include among others enforcement and approval of mooring and mooring Summers End Group responsibilities will include among others the orderly process of determin ing the size and number of boats wanting to secure a mooring in Coral Harbor, Barksdale continued. Additional responsibilities for the Summers End Group include the installation of new moorings and removal of old moorings at our expense. Since the size and number of boats seeking moorings have yet to be determined, mooring size are conceptual, he added. Every effort will be made to accommodate boaters who look to be compliant and have a Coral Harbor mooring in a managed area which ultimately, along with other marina services, will help to improve the environmental health of Coral Harbor, Barksdale be handled by the same professional management team responsible for the St. John Marina. Consensus on Moorings? During Marine Uses Planning meetings held in Coral Bay in 2013, there was a consensus that Coral Harbor needed management, Barksdale continued. Sharon Coldron, President of the Coral Bay Community Council drafted a letter to DPNR citing the need for harbor management in which she stated that DPNR was incompetent and incapable of managing the harbor, and she further stated that asking DPNR to manage Coral Harbor would be like asking the Virgin Islands Police Dept. to manage the school system. Successful management of Coral Harbor will require a cooperative partnership working in collabora tion with DPNR to improve the marine environment which is what is proposed in our permit application, Barksdale concluded. Most Important Mitigation The most important mitigation measure will (be) establishing a long-term controlled mooring plan in Coral Bay to eliminate illegally moored and anchored boats and substandard moorings that currently are quality, according to the marina developers permit application to DPNRs Coastal Zone Management commission for the St. John Marina. The direct reference to Coral Bays notoriously unregulated live-aboard neighborhood which today consists of 115 boats anchored or moored (inpermit application stirred up a hornets nest which was already buzzing. The boardings of boats in the harbor by DPNR in recent years brought public outcry and complaints about the unnecessarily strong-armed enforcement tactics. In addition to questioning any private takeover mooring plans, including the apparently limited size of boats the proposed moorings are designed for and the mooring style apparently being proposed to keep the damage to the underwater habitat from ground tackle.4 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 Creating unforgettable vacations since 1996 toll free: 1-888-693-7676 tel: 340-693-7676 fax: 340-693-8923 CVISTA Walk to the ocean from this 4 bedroom villa, with heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, mid-week maid service, and conveniently located close to town. This Weeks Feature da Livio Ristorante Italiano SUMMER SPECIALS TUESDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY giroPIZZA (all u can eat) $ 25.00 THURSDAY giroGNOCCHI (all can u eat) $ 26.00 with a glass of wine reservations @ 340 779 8900 Will DPNR Cede Moorings Management to Newest Coral Bay Marina Developer?


By T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds The controversial plan for two marinas totaling 145-slips in Coral Bay is scheduled go before the St. John Coastal Zone Management committee for review by two members of the committee at a public hear ing over the internet on August 20 from the St. John Legislature Building. In which case it could be historic as hearing and decision on a major development plan in CZM history. Or, if the internets Skype wont enable participation by one of two CZM members eligible to vote on the development plan who is out of the territory, the hearing will be conducted live on St. John when thew second voting member returns before the end of September. In either case it appears only two members will vote on the marina plan and in the event of a tie vote the application would be approved, according to Anthony Richards, DPNR Major Permits Coordinator Morrisette Faces Recusal One of the three long-standing members of the St. John CZM, St. John Attorney J. Brion Morrisette, will recuse himself from the deliberations because he has an interest in some of the property involved, according to DPNR sources. Morrisette is also listed as counsel for the development group in some related documentation. St. Johnians Andrew Penn Sr., Edmund Roberts and Morrisette are the three current There have been two vacancies on the panel for years. Morrisette and St. John business and community leader Robert OConnor Jr., who were behind an earlier marina proposal for the site, have given their power of attor ney over a number of properties involved in the St. John Marina development to the managing partner of the project, Chaliese Summers, formerly of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to documents in the CZM application. (See letter on page 15.) members of the St. John CZM on the island at one time in order to have a quorum, Mor risettes recusal from the panels deliberations on the marina plans has exacerbated the problem. We have a quorum problem, Anthony Richards, DPNR Major Permits Coordinator, admitted to St. John Tradewinds in July. Using Internet T echnology With only two CZM members able to consider the St. John Marina application and one scheduled to be off island, Richards hopes the miracle of modern technology can enable a decision on the marina development in record time if the CZM deliberates on the proposed 145-slip project over the internet. Roberts is scheduled to be off-island until sometime in September, according to CZMs Richards. We are going to try Skype, DPNRs Richards told St. John Tradewinds in July, referring to the internet conferencing system to conduct the deliberations. If it doesnt work, it (the hearing on the marina application) will probably be at the end of September, Richards said. The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has deemed the permit application for the marina to be complete and the permitting review process is Summers End will give a synopsis and at that point testimony will be open to the plained the hearing format. After the hearing there will be seven days for written public comment and within 30 days it will go to a decision, Richards said. That would put the project just one year behind the schedule outlined by Summers End partner Rick Barksdale in an e-mail from 2012 being circulated by Coldren: As we all know, there are no guarantees but we are targeting an August 28 close for a January construction start, Barskdale e-mailed prospective investors in the project in June 2012. A copy of the permit application is available for review at the Elaine Sprauve Library While the St. John CZM organizes its review process, a number of federal and lowritten responses to the permit application, according to Richards of DPNR. In addition to DPNRs CZM, the application already is under review by federal and local agencies and civic organizations, including the Coral Bay Community Council and DPW, UVI, ACE, NMFS, according to Richards, St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 5 CZM Public Hearing on Coral Bay Marina Is Set for Skype on Aug. 20


6 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 By TOM OA T St. John Tradewinds Sharon Coldren of the Coral Bay Community Council appar ently has been getting a lot of other peoples e-mails especially those involving the St. John Marina, The Yacht Club at Summers End The Coral Bay community activist Coral Bay still has real Marina Memorandum Accompanying one of Caldrens latest urgent missives is a document entitled Investment Memorandum, The Yacht Club at Summers End, A mega yacht marina, St. John, U.S.V.I., dated June 2012, sent to St. John Tradewinds and others on Friday, August 8. The document, entitled Executive Summary states: This investment memo provides an overview of the Summers By T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds St. John Marina principal Rick Barksdale responding documents associated with the developers efforts to involve St. John investors in the project with the same aplomb he has exhibited in attending years of meetings of organizations and with people who are now vehemently opposed to the marina development he is now formally promoting. First, the e-mail to which Sharon refers is not a prospectus, Summers End principal Rick Barksdale e-mailed St. John Tradewinds Friday, on August 8. The e-mail in question was sent to a variety of St. John natives and stakeholders with whom weve had a personal relationship. A project like ours has a variety of funding rounds depending on where you are in a project, Barksdale explained. Those that took advantage of the limited time offer are quite pleased they did. Any other details regarding the offer are privileged information of a private matter between the parties involved. Sharons e-mail is simply another attempt by her to mislead and misrepresent something in which she has no experience or expertise, Barksdale continued. The proposed St. John Marina is environmentally considerate, promotes cultural preservation and is economically viable and she knows it, said Barksdale. Her e-mail seeks to avert attention away from the real issues. They are: the support of young St. John graduates through employment opportunities, protection of the marine environment from illegal boating activity, and generational St. John families ability to maintain a cultural legacy in a place they called home long before Sharon or anyone like her ever appeared, Barksdale wrote. The St. John Marina is being developed by people who live right here on St. John, not stateside developers as you have previously described Chaliese and me, Barksdale wrote in a second e-mail. Robert OConnor, Jr., also a principal in the Summers End Cruz Bay bears Mr. OConnors fathers name. Investors in the St. John marina include generational St. Johnians, non-native St. Johnians, part time St. Johnians and others who have a vested interest in St. John or other principals, Barksdale continued. They all believe in the vision of sustainability for the environment, generational culture and economy of St. John. Ownership of the properties involved is varied. As previously disclosed the project involves lease property from the Marshes, and other purchase property, the marina developer wrote. The lease property is the location of the former Coral Bay Marina project that previously received CZM approval of which Mr. OConnor and Brion Morrisette were principals. PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION CHARLIE is a 2to 3-year-old Pit/Corgi mix who is great with kids and other dogs. He is currently going through heart worm treatment but will make a full recovery. Charlie is a happy-go-lucky dog!!!! St. John Marina Principal Calls E-mail Leaks Begin forwarded message: From: Coral Bay Community Council Subject: FW: SEG investment prospectus from 2012 Date: August 8, 2014 7:04:25 AM MDT T o: editor tradewinds; lynda lohr; Gerry Yandel Daily News Editor; Jenny Kane@ FYI please see this information about the Summers End Marina Investment Prospectus, which was just emailed to me from someone. Thank you, Sharon Coldren Begin forwarded message: From: Rick Barksdale Subject: Time to wrap it up Date: June 15, 2012 10:08:04 AM EDT T o: Raf Muilenburg, Esq., Raf Muilenburg, Bob OConnor, tyler, christycollins, Glen Hall, Klaus Pfander, bossladydv, Luigi Costello Cc: chaliese summers Good morning, funding (ownership). The minimum investment for St. Johnians is $10K, all others, $20K. As we all know, there are no guarantees but we are targeting an August 28 close for a January construction start. Chaliese or I will call to follow up to discuss your participation. Rick From: Coral Bay Community Council Subject: FW: SEG investment prospectus from 2012 Date: August 8, 2014 7:04:25 AM MDT T o: editor tradewinds , lynda lohr , Gerry Yandel Daily News Editor , Jenny Kane FYI please see this information about the Summers End Marina Investment Prospectus, which was just emailed to me from someone. Thank you, Sharon ColdrenCBCC President in Center of Coral Bay Marina Debate Continued on Page 23


St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BA Y The St. John School of the Arts fundraiser party on Friday, July 25, was spectacular! The student ensemble of Jabioseh Bruce, JaHaille Bruce, LionEss Bruce, Jack Jones and Trystein Pierre, directed by Eddie Bruce and Kim Wild, per formed beautifully and represented SJSA in a glorious way! guitar solo, popular songs, an original rap song and an upbeat calypso sing-a-long ending the performance. The evening brought in $2,700 for SJSA that will start the new school year off right with these funds going toward expenses for our music ensemble. Because of donations, volunteers and those who came out to support the event, the St. John communi ty will have a young music ensemble to represent not only the V.I. culture, but also covering world music and original compositions from the young members. The Ish took us into the rest of the night with great music, dancing and kept us in the groove! Two games were played during the evening with Dont Stop Believin in SJSA Singers Debut was the second game with a sail trip for six with Big Blue Excursions courtesy of Mindy Michtner. Steve Schuler won the prize and also wore the musicians hat made by SJSAs Emily Wild. The building looked fabulous! With the donated high top tables and white tablecloths from the Westin By JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds On Friday, August 1, the same day she resigned from her position as Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Alicia Barnes signed the approval for East Bay Beach Clubs Group Dwelling Permit. DPNRs approval came almost on the project which drew strong opposition with residents questioning the size and environmental impacts of the development. Plans at the time called for constructing a 28-unit beach club consisting of 16 three-bedroom and 12 four-bedroom units spread among one and two-story structures, a clubhouse and pool on the remote and largely undeveloped East End of St. John. The eight-acre property is zoned R-1 (residential-1), which allows for the construction of two units per each half-acre, and developers requested a Group Dwelling Permit in order to cluster those 28 units on one portion of the land. The developers, Marc Davies and Clark Bottner, have been March and what was approved on August 1 is smaller than what was presented at the March 11 meeting, according to DPNRs Division of Comprehensive and Coast Zone Planning Director T. Stuart Smith. The project still consists of 28 units, but are clustered now in eight beach front duplex buildings, four additional duplex buildings and four single-family units. The project still also includes the pool and clubhouse. It is along the same lines, but it is a far reduction of what was shown at the meeting, said Smith. In concept, the design of the buildings havent changed but their location and the number of buildings is different. Everything else is pretty much the same. The revised plans should be available for review at DPNRs ternoon, August 11, according to Smith. With its Group Dwelling Per mit application approved, East Bay Beach Club can now proceed with its Coast Zone Management application, Smith explained. The approved permit now allows the developer to complete their CZM application package for CCZP Director. Residents, many of whom were opposed to the East Bay Beach Clubs development, will have another chance to voice their opinions on the project during the CZM process. Once it [the application] is received by CZM it would be at least 60 days before a hearing would be scheduled, Smith said. The proposed development site, Parcel No. Remainder 6A-1 Estate Hansen Bay, is located past Privateer Bay close to the far end of the East End of St. John. St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 7 Continued on Page 19St. John Tradewinds News PhotoJared and Angie Warren with their daughter Avaline at SJSA fundraiser on Friday, July 15, at the arts school. 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 www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook DPNR Approves East Bay Beach Club Group Dwelling Permit ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed sundays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m St. John School of the Arts Fundraiser Supports Y outh Music Ensemble


By JUDI SHIMEL St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY A few days before the 2014 primary election, Angel Bolquez took on a familiar role teaching technology to a group of eager students. students from Gifft Hill School, as it was a few years Thomas-St. John Board of Elections. Part of the job of the assistant administrator to the district board this year was to prepare voters and poll workers for use of new machines. To comply with the Help America Vote Act, the Election System of the Virgin Islands introduced voting machines designed to help the visually and hearing impaired. Some new machines were also introduced to accommodate paper ballots. Paper balloting had always been around, in one form or another, but a higher number of average voters began expressing interest in using paper ballots instead of casting ballots by electronic voting machine. Each board has an administrative assistant. They also to move voting machines, Bolques said. Its also runnning around and have the social awareness component, dealing with the machine. To deal with the machine, the former Gifft Hill School technology teacher turned to Election Systems and Software, a Nebraska based company that tions. The recorded demonstrations and information links were more than useful, Bolques said, they gave U.S. mainland for training. The company provided training videos which Bolques used to familiarize himself with the systems. I took the leap on my own. When Im working on something, or trying to understand something I need to do research so I can explain to people about the pros and cons of the item or product, he said. Next came the demonstrations, about 50 carried out between April 28 and July 25. Those demonstra tions took place in places as diverse as the Roy L. Schneider Hospital, the University of the Virgin Islands, local restaurants, and the headquarters of politicians competing for ballot space in the November General Election. The result? Relief, Bolques said. Some of them were saying, This is a lot easier than I thought it was, Bolques said.8 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi ShimelAngel Bolquez in his new role, teaching poll workers how to use new ballot boxes equipped with electronic tabulators on July 31 at the Julius E. Sprauve School. Former Gifft Hill T eacher Has New Role T eaching T ech to Elections Board Christensen-Ottley, Plaskett Are WinnersOne St. Croix, One St. Thomas Seat in Doubt After Unofcial Vote CountSt. John Tradewinds The St.. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections, its chairman Arturo Watlington Jr. and Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes continued their fractious relationship in the wake of the stormy August 2 primary as absentee and mail-in ballots were processed. With 625 walk-in absentee ballots and a potential 174 mail-in candidates conceded. The ballots remaining to be counted wont affect the governorlieutenant governor race where Donna Christensen and Basil Ottley prevailed by more than 900 votes over their closest challenger nor should the additional ballots impact the race for Delegate to Congress where Stacey Plaskett defeated Shawn Michael Malone by more than 700 votes. Christensen and Ottley tallied 3,016 votes to 2,083 for the nearest competitor, Adlah Donastorg and Angel Torres. Plaskett defeated outgoing Sen. Malone 4,224 votes to 3,487, a 737 vote margin. Sen. Payne Only Incumbent Ousted win reelection after the early count with 1,529 votes, only 93 with 1,622 votes. Only 47 votes separated Payne from eight place The other incumbent Democratic senators, Sen. Clifford Graham, Sen. Donald Cole, Sen. Myron Jackson and Sen. Janette Millin Young were selected to run in the general election. Sen. Graham was the top vote getter in the St. Thomas primary with 2,413 votes, followed by Sen. Jackson with 2,132; Jean Forde, 1,915; Sen. Millin Young, 1,876; Justin Harrigan Sr., 1,793, and Cole, 1,622. The seven top Democrats will face nine no-party, ICM and Republican senatorial candidates in the general election, including incumbent Senator Tregenza Roach, for the seven district Senate seats. T wo Political Newcomers Lead in St. Croix The two top vote getters in the St. Croix primary were political newcomers: Kurt Vialet with 2,896 votes and former VIPD Commissioner Novelle Francis Jr. with 2,716. Kenneth Gittens Samuel Sanes, 2,035; Malcolm McGregor, 1,719, and Diane eighth with 1,303 votes is the only candidate with a statistical chance of catching Capehart. On St. Croix, there were 388 walk-in ballots to be counted and 124 absentee ballots expected to be returned. St. Johnian Democrat Ronnie Jones was not primaried in the race for St. John Senator at Large and will face former Senator at Large Almando Liburd in the general election.


St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 9 Is Videotaped Assault of Former Resident Behind Murder of Jim Malfetti?By TOM OA T St. John Tradewinds Desperate for answers and V.I. Police Department action in the investigation of the murder of their son, James Malfetti III, 41, on St. John in January 2014, hi family in New Jersey does not want to hear that word on the street is the internet entrepreneur may have been killed in a case of mistaken identity. An early rumor that Malfetti may been mistaken for the previous tenant of the apartment and killed before the apartment was burglarized continues to per vade the case. Vicious Assault of Former T enant A vicious, late-night street assault in downtown Cruz Bay was caught by a surveillance camera as several young island men savagely beat and kicked a young resort employee after a verbal confrontation. Ive seen the tape, a Cruz Bay business owner said. It was brutal. They kicked the shit out of him. As Matty recovered from his injuries which reportedly included surgeries to repair damage from repeated kicks to his face he pursued the arrest and criminal prosecution of his attackers with the VIPD Staying on island for the expected trial of his attackers reportedly several young island men identi charged, Matty also feared for his safety and moved from his isolated rental studio apartment at a south shore luxury vacation home as he continued to work his nearby resort job, according to friends. Assault Victim Moves Out in Fear James Malfetti, a successful internet entrepreneur who had settled on St. John to pursue his love of water sports, moved into Mattys desirable south shore apartment in a vacation home neighborhood known for occasional burglaries and within a month was killed there. Malfetti had suffered puncture wounds on his neck, according to a VIPD press release. The private investigator hired by his family declined to comment on whether Malfetti had suffered puncture wounds to his neck or if the young mans throat had been cut or the implication that Malfetti, mistaken for the former tenant, was silenced. Matty, the former tenant, has now left the island and the status of the prosecution of his complaint against the men who beat him could not be deter mined. Parents Pleading for Public Help The parents of the Malfetti are asking for the publics help after months of holding back so as not to interfere with the V.I. Police Department investiga tion of their sons murder. Ro and Jim Malfetti of New Jersey are asking the son after hearing nothing about the apparently stalled murder investigation from V.I. Police. We are at a standstill right now, the Malfetti e-mailed St. John Tradewinds in July, seven months after their sons murder. Have you heard anything at all regarding his murder? Is there word on the street? Can you connect us with someone that may have some answers? There has been no progress in our son Jim Malfettis murder investigation, the Malfettis wrote. There has been no action taken and no communica tion from the USVI PD. The Malfettis brought in their own private investigator shortly after their son was murdered. When they subsequently offered a reward for information, Islands Crime Stoppers tip program. The Malfettis enlisted the support of N.J. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez immediately following their sons death and employed their own investiga tor. The VIPD cutoff contact with the Malfettis after the negative stateside publicity. Speculation on Burglary Connection Initial speculation had tied Malfettis murder to an attempted burglary of the main residence on Friday night, more than a day before the property manager checked Malfettis separate apartment on the property and found him dead. The Malfetti family complained that the police report subsequently incorrectly listed their sons time of death as Sunday, when Malfettis body was discovered, not Friday night or Saturday morning, when the unsuccessful attempted burglary of the main residence had been reported. urday and investigated the house burglary without checking the Malfetts apartment. Police initially linked Malfettis death to the bur glary of the main residence because electronic equipment was missing from Malfettis apartment and Malfettis vehicle was found nearby where other stolen vehicles linked to previous neighborhood burglaries had been abandoned. St. John Tradewinds sources said some of the missing electronics and Malfettis cell phone have since been recovered, The case was being investigated by the Major Crime Bureau and Intelligence Agents, according to the VIPD, and forensic technicians collected and were processing evidence. Todd Phoenix, the Malfettis private investigator, fettis death in January, has said there were other persons of interest in the case, but he dismissed the possibility Malfetti was killed in a case of mistaken identity. The private investigator at the time also said he R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing We are at a standstill right now. Have you heard anything at all regarding his murder? Is there word on the street? Can you connect us with someone that may have some answers? There has been no action taken and no communication from the USVI PD. Ro Malfetti, mother of slaying victim James Maleftti Jr. Cruz Bay business owner


By JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds HA WKSNEST BA Y Hundreds of people packed Oppenheimer Pavillion for a day of fun in the sun for a worthwhile cause on Sunday, July 27, for the fourth annual St. John Chaotic Kayak race. The event featured 32 teams of three two paddlers and one gunner battling it out for the coveted Golden Paddle while raising money for Team River Runners U.S. Virgin Island program. onds of head start time for every $100 raised over the entry fee. Head start times were allowed in After close competition all afternoon, the teams from High Tide, Westin, Sadie Sea and Skinny Legs Team Westin cruising to victory. While the Westin team celebrated 10 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 Fourth Annual St. John Chaotic Kayak Raises $38,640 for Team River Runners U.S. Virgin Islands ProgramSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena RogersTeam Westin celebrates their win, above, as 32 kayaks competed in eigth different heats, right, at Gibney Beach. their win, everyone on the beach celebrated the announcement of the days fundraising effort which totaled $38,640. The funds will go to bring wounded veterans to St. John for week of health, healing and paddling with Team River Runners USVI Program. Team River Runner was founded a decade ago at Walter Reed Army Medical Center by Washington D.C. area kayak enthusiast and special education teacher Joe Mornini. Today there are TRR programs across the country, many of which were founded and are run by vetat Walter Reed. TRR has been hosting trips to the Cinnamon Bay Campground on Love Citys North program is entirely funded by the Chaotic Kayak event, which broke its own fundraising record this year, explained TRR USVI program coordinator John Schuld. We raised $38,640 this year which is the most yet, said Schuld. Last year did about $32,000 and I would credit the increase to the individual fundraising that the teams did. We also did more food this year which sold out. We had beautiful weather again and I would there at least several hundred people who came out, said Schuld, who organized the event with this wife Brandi Schuld. I was really pleased with the turnout. With several years of experience under his belt, Schuld and his crew of volunteers which included event referee Staff Ser geant Shelton Gore were able to run 32 boats in eight heats in one hour. Eight Heats, 32 Boats had eight heats and 32 boats and we completed it on one hour because we had veterans running it, Schuld said. It was an all veteran run race. It was a well oiled machine led by Staff Sergeant/referee Shelton Gore. Gore was accompanied by three fellow TRR veterans of the St. John program who helped run and competed in the race. In addition to the race itself, the day featured food by Cafe Livin, music by DJ Adonis and bever ages by Miller Light and St. John Brewers. A huge, 20-foot, by 38the perfect backdrop for the days events. Everyone was asking me was given to us by Kenny Conga. It was raised and lowered and folded ceremoniously by the veterans themselves. Its called a Holiday Flag and its used for holidays and special events. Schuld will get to work now or ganized the November trip which will bring a group of wounded veterans, some chosen from TRRs program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and some of whom will be nominated by their chapters across the country. This is where I get to play Santa Claus, Schuld said. This is when my heart explodes and I get to hear how excited people get with the news that theyll be coming to this amazing place. I do this because we have guys around the country that still need a sense of purpose and by bringing them down to the island and plugging them back into the camaraderie with the other veter ans and with TRR, they go back to their chapters and bring that experience with them, said Schuld, a veteran himself. It also allows me to stay connected to other veterans by doing this and its a big part of my own health and health. The St. John Chaotic Kayak was another big success all thanks to the St. John community, Schuld explained. I couldnt be more grateful for the turnout by the community and the participators, he said. Im so overwhelmed by all of it and so absolutely grateful. TRRs USVI program can also out how to help, email Schuld at


St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 11 Angie Smith of VIVA! Villas and Sunshines Jeep Rental was recently nominated and appointed by Gov. John P. de Jongh to the V.I. Taxi Cab Commission for the St. John district. Ms. Smith went in front of the 30th Legislature and was approved, bringing to the table sion, according to Judy Wheat ly, Taxi Cab Commission Executive Director. Ms. Smith has lived on island more than 25 years and has worked in the hospitality industry and owned her own business here for more than 15 years. Angies customer service and business knowledge will according to Judy Wheatly, Taxi Cab Commission Executive Director. crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 St. John Tradewinds Brush off that bike, break out the wd40 and start getting ready for the 15th Annual Love City Triathlon on Sunday morning, August 31, beginning at 7 a.m. Dont have a bike? Then sign up for the Auqathon, no bike required. Have a paddle board? Then sign up for the new event, the Supathon. Not up to doing three sports at one time, but still want to race? Then form a team, but relays are allowed only in the Triathlon. The Triathlon will feature a half-mile swim followed by a 14-mile hilly bicycle ride and a four mile run. There are individual and relay categories for the Triathlon. The Aquathon will feature a half-mile swim followed by a four mile run. There are no relay teams allowed in the Aquathon. The Supathon will feature a half-mile swim, followed by about four miles of stand up paddle and a four mile run. There are no relay teams allowed in the Supathon. All events will be staged at Maho Bay. All athletes swimming will do the same half-mile swim. It is a two-lap course in the calm waters of Maho Bay. The bike course runs up North Shore Road to Cruz Bay, then along Centerline Road, to the Colombo stand The paddle board course will be a two lap course leaving from Maho Bay and going to Cinnamon Bay, around the Cay and back to Maho Bay. All athletes will do the same challenging four-mile course with the stairs included at Annaberg and back to Maho Bay. Triathletes and Aquathoners will pay a $40 entry pat on the back from the race director. Triathletes will also be included in the coveted Inter-Island Award. Each island having three triathletes can enter and teams must have a female member to be eligible. The three fastest times added will win. Helmets are a must for everyone on bicycles. Relay teams will pay a $35 entry fee per person. the course, a beach picnic, awards three deep, and a pat on the back from the race directors. Supathoners will pay a $40 entry fee. They will a beach picnic, awards two deep, and the pride of trying something new in the Virgin Islands. Leashes or PFDs a must for everyone on a stand up paddle board. Dont have a board? Dont worry. Rent one from Arawak Expeditions and take advantage of a special rate for event participants. A race rental fee of $25 will include the board, paddle and PFD. Participants need to call Arawak Expeditions directly at (340) 693-8312 or 1-800-238-8687 to reserve and pay or reserve/pay online at Arawak Expeditions will deliver the boards to Maho Bay on the morning of the race. How cool is that! So, no excuses. Reserve one right away, quanti ties are limited. Registration is available online at There will be no registration the day of the race. Only 100 participants will be allowed to compete. There is a mandatory race check in and pre-race meeting at the Tap Room on Saturday, August 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information contact Jason Kuczek at (340) 344-9187 or email Annual Love City Triathlon and Aquathon Adds SUPathon to Race on Sunday, August 31 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 2014 Flavors of St. John Is Nov. 22St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club is now accepting commitments from restaurateurs and caterers to par ticipate in the 2014 Flavors A Taste of St. John. Flavors has been scheduled for November 22 at St. Johns award winning Westin Resort in the newly renovated ball room and will include adjacent rooms from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Proceeds again will go for the annual college scholarship and other important community projects. Thanks to all the great food prepared by generous restaurants and caterers in the past, Flavors has become enormously popular. We expect more than 150 attendees, said Rotarys Bruce Munro. Each participating restaurant and caterer is asked to prepare and donate food for at least 75 guests. The Rotary Club fundraiser, is a wonderful opportunity for island restaurateurs and caterers to say thank you to the St. John Community for their ongoing support, according to organiz ers. We certainly hope restaurateurs and caterers will want to participate, but please commit soon, as there are limited come basis to participate, Munro said. This is an excellent oppor tunity for participants to show off new creations, as well as to present signature dishes for the coming season, according to event organizers. As this is being billed as a tasting, offerings will be appetizer portions. Judging for appetizers, entres, desserts and mixology will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. For more information, contact Bruce Munro at 776-6674 or, or St. John Tradewinds News Photo FileA Stand Up Paddleboard category will Smith Nominated to Taxi Commission


12 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 By T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds ENIGHED With the territorys prolonged economic doldrums continuing to impact the commercial real estate market, the management of The Marketplace commercial complex at Enighed Its a possibility, The Marketplace manager Debbie Marsh said in response to a casual inquiry about a rumored conversion. While the announced closure of Scotiabank on the First Floor of the Marketplace at the end of August was a stark reminder of the territorys economic malaise, the continued vacancy of several commercial retail units on the second level of the largest St. John commercial complex, including a restaurant space opening onto the veranda overlooking the Enighed on the front and at the rear of the third level of the complex have Marketplace management exploring options. The University of the Virgin Islands St. John Academic Center occupies The Marketplaces original Gym in Paradise location in the southeast corner of the third level; and third-level commercial But, a warren of a dozen overlooking the Enighed Port is now empty and occupied by WAPA. which consists of two levels of a which housed at least one Economic Development Commission (EDC) company in a large fourth-story and St. John Tradewinds newspaper, now has only and Tradewinds Publishing. There have been no plans submitted to DPNR for any conversion and the complex is not within the W ill Vacation Rental Units Replace The Marketplace ? Clarke and McKenzie Sailing in Y outh Olympic Games in China This Week By JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds St. John sailor Paige Clarke and Scott McKenzie of St. Thomas will join three fellow U.S. Virgin Islands athletes and a young reporter at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China this week. Clarke and McKenzie will be sailing, Kohun Eugene from St. Sweeney of St. Croix will compete in beach volleyball. The athletes will be joined by young reporter Jemille Vialet from St. Croix. The young athletes will represent the USVI at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, August 16 through 28 in Nanjing. The YOG, an elite event for young people from across the planet, are based on the International Olympic Games yet also emphasize a Culture and Education Program. There are 28 events featured in the Summer YOG including a three-on-three basketball as well as mixed gender and mixed National Olympic Committee events. Like the Olympic Games, YOG are hosted every four years as Second Winter YOG will be in Lillehammer, Norway in February 2016 and the next Summer YOG will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018. Good luck athletes!At Height of Tropical Storm Bertha, VIPD Ofcers Assist Injured Homeless on Cruz Bay Streets St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatThe management of The Marketplace complex in Enighed acknowledged the but there are no current plans to do so.By T OM OA T St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BA Y As Tropical Storm Bertha reached a crescendo, a Cruz Bay street denizen watched two female V.I. Police Departwho had fallen at the edge of Frank Powell Park and cut his forehead late Saturday morning, Aug. 2. blue standard issue windbreakers, put a bright blue towel over the homeless man, clad only in a t-shirt and shorts, to help cover him in the pelting rain as they waited for the ambulance to come from the Emergency Medical Services station around the corner. Despite his head injury and inebriated condition, he was alert nearby stoop as they stepped back to make way for the EMTs ar riving to tend to him in the driving rain. As the EMTs struggled to load Scotty into the ambulance at quest for his back-pack and ran through the driving rain to grab the bag and put it in the ambulance before it headed to the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic a place very familiar with and familiar to Capt. Scotty. turned to St. John after being rescued by a good samaritan and relocated to the states at the V.I. governments expense. I told him he had to drink more water, Scottys street friend said incongruously, as he smoked a cigarette under a nearby storefront awning and kept a paperback book dry under his arm. But no, he just has to drink the vodka straight.


St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 13 St. John Tradewinds News PhotosAdventure Vila in Upper Carolina offers views of Coral Bay harbor and boasts extensive decks. Gallows Point Resort, Cruz Bay(340)776-0001email: website: Bar & Lounge Opens at 5:30 pm Dining Room Opens at 6pm Wednesday-Monday Reservations Appreciated Full Bar Resort Casual Dress Credit Cards AcceptedLO C AL S ONL Y : 15% Off Every Night UNTIL WE CL OSE FO R OFF SEASON By JAIME ELLIOTT St. John Tradewinds Soak up the peace and tranquility, and stunning views of quaint Coral Bay harbor, from your spacious deck at the end of the road in Upper Carolina at Adventure Villa. This four bedroom, three bathroom home is nestled on 0.82-acres of land in the desirable Upper Carolina neighborhood of Coral Bay and is listed for sale for $775,000, explained Islandia Real Estate/Sea Glass Properties sales agent Jane Kelly. Enjoy your solitude, privacy and great views of Coral Harbor at your end of the road location in Upper Carolina, said Kelly. Adventure Villa features beautiful mature landscaping offering plenty of privacy and tropical beauty. The main house boasts expansive decks offering plenty of space to stretch out in the sun, curl up in the shade or enjoy meals al fresco while dining under the stars. The lower level of the deck at Adventure Villa even boasts a relaxing hot tub, the perfect vantage point from which to soak up the harbor views and the cooling trade winds. Adventure Villas spacious great room features cathedral ceilings and oversized windows, bringing in lots of light and those beautiful water views. A quaint windows, keeping the area bright and airy. A comfort able sleeping loft and library area are accessed from the great room and offer additional guest accommo dations. The master bedroom at Adventure Villa is located in the main house and features a beautiful natural stone shower in the en suite bathroom. Open your beautiful hard wood door and step out to your deck as you enjoy the views of Coral Bay and steep coastal hillsides. Guests will never want to leave the private and adorable guest suite at Adventure Villa. Just off the lower deck, the guest suite features an en suite bathroom as well as its own kitchenette. A private studio cottage is located just off another deck area at Adventure Villa and brings the homes sleeping accommodations to a total of between eight and nine. This home boasts beautiful island details, Kelly explained. Adventure Villa incorporates native stone, red cedar, mahogany and cypress with decorative stained glass, said the Islandia Real Estate/Sea Glass Properties sales agent. For more information about Adventure Villa, call Kelly at Islandia Real Estate/Sea Glass Properties at (340) 776-6666 or on her cell phone at (941) 5445855. Adventure Villa Offers Views of Quaint Coral Bay Harbor FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com


14 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 The photograph of Alecia Wells being sworn in as St. John Rotarys new president published in the July 28, 2014 issue of St. John Tradewinds was taken by her son DeJongh Dee Wells.Correction Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 20) Letters to St. John Tradewinds SUBMIT YOUR OPINIONS TO: Mr Barksdale has made some outrageous state ments which demand an answer. In a recent email addressed to you he makes the following claims: The proposed St. John Marina is environmental ly considerate, promotes cultural preservation and is economically viable and she (Sharon Coldren) knows it. Her email seeks to avert attention away from the real issues. They are the support of St. Johns young graduates through employment opportunities, protec tion of the marine environment from illegal boating activity, and generational St. John families ability to maintain a cultural legacy in a place they called home long before Sharon or anyone like her ever appeared. Lets look at reality The proposed St. John Marina is environmen tally considerate, In reality, the proposed marina is located in one of the most environmentally sensitive areas of Coral Bay Harbor. The seabed in this area is a lush marine meadow, which is critical habitat for federally listed endangered species, including two species of sea turtles. Even the environmental consultants employed by Summers End acknowledge the environmental impact and the need for mitigation, however this groups idea of mitigation is to transplant 0.06 acre of seagrass (2500 square feet), while destroying (by their own estimate) 2.8 acres of seagrass (122,000 square feet). This is less than 2% mitigation. Environmentally considerate? promotes cultural preservation I wonder what part of the West Indian and Virgin Island culture has to do with mega-yachts, luxury retail, and high-end dining. Frankly I cannot discern one iota of West Indian culture in any of the promotional literature prepared by Summers End. Their one concession to tradition is in the design of their tion, in the same way as the Eiffel Tower in Disneyand is economically viable Of course any developer claims economic viabil ity. The developer of the vacant Voyages building believed it would be economically viable, as did the depropositions in St John over the past decade. The debt burden of this project somewhere in the vicinity require annual revenues of close to $2 million simply to pay the interest on the loan. Add to that repayment of principal, salaries, maintenance, insurance, and the entire proposition begins to look very dicey. (The) email seeks to avert attention away from the real issues. No, in fact the real issues are the inappropriate ness of this mega-development in the heart of Coral Bay, the lack of any constructive dialogue with mem bers of the community, the attempted private takeover of the entire harbor, and the potential for risk to life and property by building this structure in the direct path of severe tropical weather. Not to mention the total neglect for the policies of the VI CZM law, the wishes of the residents of Coral Bay expressed in the community vision, and the displacement of over a hundred boaters who call Coral Bay their home. (The real issues) are the support of St. Johns young graduates through employment opportunities, protection of the marine environment from illegal boating activity, and generational St. John families ability to maintain a cultural legacy in a place they called home long before Sharon or anyone like her ever appeared. The Coral Bay Community Council has sponsored after-school job skills programs to help the youth of ness. All we have from Summers End is an empty promise of employment opportunities. Are they willing to make a binding commitment to only employ local workers in their project? So far literally all of the expenditure has gone to off-island consulting, to the tune of close to a million dollars (according to Mr Barksdale). Actions speak louder than words where is the local opportunity in that expenditure? The very notion that this marina will protect the marine environment from illegal boating activity is so wrong-minded as to be almost impossible to answer. First of all, the applicants are claiming to have an agreement to take over all of the mooring facili ties in Coral Bay Harbor. However they have NOT included any details of this proposal in their plans no designs, no environmental impact studies, no evidence their facility can support the current 115 boats in the harbor nothing. And people who know boats and know this harbor, unlike Mr Barksdale, are utterly convinced this so-called Mooring Field will be impossible as proposed. And illegal boating activity ? Lets be adults and not throw accusations around without substance. The majority of the boats moored in Coral Bay are on DPNR approved moor ings, and most of the remainder are simply waiting for DPNR to process their applications. The ONLY activity that would be illegal would be construction of Summers End in violation of the Coastal Zone Management policies enshrined in our laws. Finally, I am puzzled by Mr Barksdales claim that this mega-yacht marina somehow allows gener ational St John families to maintain a cultural legacy in a place they called home long before Mr Barksdale ever appeared. Frankly, I dont even know what he means by this. Respectfully yours, David Silverman, Board Member Coral Bay Community CouncilMaintain a Cultural Legacy? August 14th was the 79th anniversary of the signing into law of the Social Security Act by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. For retired Americans over 65, Social Security is the main source of inretirees choose to work for a single employer in exchange for guar stripping. Pension stripping is when companies sell off or transfer their retirees pension plans to investment funds or insurers, converting them into annuities, with little to no protections. Retirees call this pension stripping because it strips older Americans of legal protections and Our government took action almost 80 years ago to ensure seniors would have security in retirement. Today, leaders must reassure seniors that they will not be pension stripping victims. ing a legislative effort in Washington, D.C. and in state legislatures to ensure pension and annuity protections. I urge all retirees to band together with them to protect our economic futures. Sincerely, Jose T orres Puerto Rico


St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 15 Island Green Building Association St. John Youth Coalition Letters to St. John TradewindsThanks for your interest in and coverages of the proposed Coral Bay marina project. In light of the misinformation that has been circulated by those with a personal agenda, I am writing this letter to with the goal of clarifying certain background facts. I also want to encourage the public to attend the upcoming CZM public hearing on August 20 for two reasons: 1) to obtain accurate information (rather than relying on propaganda, and 2) to ask questions and to let the St. John CZM Committee know of their comments and opinions about this proposed project. You may recall that I was a principal in and made a public presentation on behalf of the former marina entity, The Coral Bay Marina, LLC, which obtained a CZM permit to construct a marina some years back. At that time, I was serving on the WMA Board, and not on the CZM Committee. That entity in which Bob OConnor also was a principal had leased several parcels of land in Coral Bay, which are among the very few properties on StJ that are zoned and suitable for marina use. Those same parcels which are still leased by Bob OConnor and me have been under option for several years to the Summers End LLC, which is the new and wholly separate entity that presently proposes an entirely new marina design. I have no capacity, position or ownership interest of any kind with Summers End, LLC, though Mr. OConnor is a principal and an investor with them. Since Mr. OConnor and I still hold the leases to some of the parcels of land that the Summers End group proposes to develop, we have had to provide that company with Powers of Attorney. The Summers End group intends to assume those leases, which will then release Mr. OConnor and me from any further obligation under them. Consistent with standard corporate, legal, and CZM practice and protocol, and to avoid any appear ance of impropriety, because of my involvement with the prior marina entity, and because of my interest in the leases property that is a part of the Summers End CZM application, I have made it quite clear that I will recuse myself from exercising a vote as a member of the St. John CZM Committee. This procedure, of a committee member abstaining from voting when there is a matter in which there is any interest of any kind, has been followed many times by St. John, St. Thomas and St.Croix CZM Committee members. Anyone who suggests that doing this is improper, or who suggests that the entire CZM permitting process should be suspended because of this, is either ignorant about legal and Board procedure, or is simply slinging mud in an attempt to serve a personal agenda. Members of the St. John CZM Committee are extremely interested in the best interests and the future of St. John. We have an express statutory mandate to balance the considerations of preservation of our precious natural resources with the need for economic intelligence and integrity. But we need the input and participation of all segments of the St. John commu nity on August 20, so please attend and let us hear from you. Thank you for allowing me to provide this infor mation to the public via the Tradewinds. Sincerely, J. Brion MorrisetteMorrisette Sets Record StraightMy personal opinion of whether or not the proposed Summers End Marina and mega yachts are a good thing for Coral Bay aside, I must take excep tion to the sophistry of Mr. Barksdales position in the 7/28 issue. His stated and implied point is that if you are against his proposal, you are for abandoned buildings, local unemployment, economic stagnation and a less clean, less healthy and less happy Coral Bay. A position that is false to the point of being absurd. We do not own a boat but have owned an historic building in a landmark district for many years and have heard this type of argument all too often from developers who see an opportunity to make money, not in itself a bad thing but the argument used to jusSummers End, if what you are proposing is a good workable thing convince us without attacking those who may think differently. Donald W Durante Coral Bay, St. John, VI ATTENTION!St. John Tradewinds has commenced its Summer Schedule:NEXT ISSUES: Aug. 25th, Sept. 8th and 22nd


16 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail or fax 693-8885. Starts T uesday, August 12 The UVICELL Center will be hosting an introduc tory course to help individuals learn the basic operations of Microsoft Word. Introduction to Microsoft 2010 will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 12. Classes will be at the UVICELL Center at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus. For more details on the program, call 693-1100. Friday, August 15 The V.I. Captains Association will welcome 12 new captains in an installation service on August 15 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic church with a reception at the Nazareth Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. W ednesday, August 20 The controversial plan for two marinas totaling 145-slips in Coral Bay is scheduled go before the St. John Coastal Zone Management committee for review by two members of the committee at a public hearing over the internet on August 20 from the St. John Legislature Building. Sunday, August 31 Brush off that bike, break out the wd40 and start getting ready for the 15th Annual Love City Triathlon on Sunday morning, August 31, beginning at 7 a.m. Starts T uesday, September 2, 2014 Closes June 19, 2015 The 2014-2015 school calendar has an opening and closing dates for public schools are September 2nd, 2014 and June 19th, 2015, respectively. Saturday, October 18 On Saturday, October 18, the Animal Care Center of St. John will present the No Fleas Please Flea Market Sale at Winston-Wells Ball Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event it a major Animal Care Center Fundraiser with emphasis on the fun. Saturday, November 22 The Rotary Club of St. John will hostb2014 Flavors A Taste of St. John on November 22 at St. Johns awardwinning Westin Resort in the newly renovated ball room and will include adjacent rooms from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The fundraiser will include about 24 participating restaurants, live music by Cool Sessions, and a number of wine distributors and silent auction. 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 Letters to St. John TradewindsY ou Are W AP A ShareholdersThe Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is a public company; that is to say a corporation owned by the People. Therefore you are one of WAPAs shareholders if you are a Virgin Islands resident. Yes, you are not only a customer of WAPA, you are an owner of WAPA! In this letter I would like to brief you on where weve been, where we are, and where we must go with Energy. I chaired the Energy Committee in the 28th Legislature when we got the ball rolling with Act 7075. The growth of the renewable energy industry has been remarkable. WAPA was initially reluctant to reimagine itself in the new era of fuel-free energy, but in recent months it has shown itself to be a willing partner with its shareholders. In the current 30th Legislature, I once again serve as chairman of the Energy Committee. The major energy achievement of this term was the passage of the Feed-In Tariff Act, Act 7586. This complements Act 7075 in charting a path forward to using renewable energy rather than fossil fuel. It is well known that we are suffering from high rates and low reliability. Businesses are closing and some residents can no longer afford their WAPA current, so they simply do without. This causes our economy to contract, just at a time when we need it to grow. As a shareholder of WAPA, you exercise your voice through your Governor, who nominates a governing board. The Legislature interviews these nominees and What can we do with WAPA? 1) We can invest in it, 2) allow it to invest in itself or 3) sell it. The status quo is not an option. Investing in WAPA: WAPA had a chance to modernize in 2009, but ing capacity, the Legislature offered to let WAPA buy all new generators & controls that would make the same electricity with half the fuel. For reasons that remain murky, WAPA declined. If we had bought modern equipment in 2010, the LEAC would be half of what it is today. Thats because modern generators burn half the fuel to produce a kilowatt-hour of electricity. We didnt invest in WAPA when we could have. Today the Government cannot invest in WAPA because we no longer have access to the required funds. WAPA Investing in Itself: By contracting with the VITOL company to convert to propane, WAPA has invested in itself. Propane is presently cheaper than diesel fuel. We hope it remains so. WAPA negotiated a deal to have VITOL pay all the up-front costs of the conversion. There have been delays, but propane is soon come. Today, WAPA is saying that in January 2015 rate-payers should see relief. WAPA touts a 30% reduction in LEAC. WAPA has also invested in itself by striking a deal to build two 4+ Megawatt photovoltaic (solar) arrays, one in St. Croix, one in St. Thomas. WAPA negotiated deals to produce fuel-free solar energy for between 17 and 19 per kilowatt-hour. WAPAs present avoided cost is 26, so WAPA will save approximately 7 per kilowatt-hour savings to the consumer each time WAPA brings another 5 megawatts of fuelfree electricity onto the grid, there will be another small but welcome price drop. Selling/Privatizing WAPA: WAPA is worth about $700 million. A buyer would have to assume WAPAs current bonded debt of $300+ million, and invest over $300 million in new genera tors and controls. Senator OReilly has the Legislative authorship rights to WAPA privatization. Is it possible to close our budget gap by selling WAPA? Yes and No. Yes, election year and we still remember Southern Energy in 2000. In 2013 I drafted legislation to privatize just the generation portion of WAPA. I remain preempted by Senator OReillys authorship rights. My bill would sell the right to generate plus all existing generators to a company. The winning bidder would offer the lowon renewable energy from VI customer-generators. WAPAs line, billing, and other departments would remain as they are. Another alternative is to form an Electrical Cooperative. The Coop would not pay $700 million to own WAPA, but having WAPA owned by a Coop opens the door to investment funding from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the Cooperative Finance Corp (CFC). Electrical Cooperatives are widely done in the USA. For now, it makes most sense to consider how we can get WAPA to invest in itself, as discussed above. Continued on Next Page


St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 17 Tradewinds LettersY ou Are W AP A Shareholderswork with WAPA to get it to invest in itself, I will out what our voters, rate-payers and shareholders want. (These three groups overlap.) I have been surprised that the suffering rate-payers of the Virgin Islands have done so little lobbying with senators. Teachers show up in the Legislature wear ing blue T-Shirts to protest the school Calendar. Retirees show up to demand reform of the GERS before it collapses. Youngsters show up to demand more funding for Summer Camp.Yet almost no one shows up at Energy Hearings or PSC meetings to demand a course of action that cuts our LEAC in half. Why not? People are truly suffering, and the 53 electricity hits everyone in the Territory. There were public protests around 11/11/2011, but that activism has died away. Perhaps people are numb, just waiting for the next unbearable WAPA bill? If that is the case, I must state categorically, here and now, that we are by no means helpless. We can have 30 electricity in two years and 20 electricity action and sticking to it! As far as activism and lobbying, imagine what would happen if 200 people showed up at public meetings wearing a blue T-shirt bearing a yellow lightening-bolt and the words, Suffering In Silence, Lower Electric Rates Now. No need to wail or even talk. Your presence and your shirt would say it all. (Artwork for the shirt is available on Democracy is not a spectator sport! If Virgin Isour population of 110,000, their lobbying could break the paralysis and put us on the bold path that actually brings our energy price to 20. Keep in mind, senators are entrusted to vote according to the will of their constituency. Let your voice be heard so they may act in your best interest. In the meantime, there are some who have found relief from unrelenting WAPA bills. Those who went with Solar Hot Water Heaters under Act 7075 (June 2009), are saving $50 per month. Those early adopters who invested in Solar Photovoltaic Net Meter ing (NM) Systems are paying nothing to WAPA for electricity. By investing, their power bill went from $1,000+ per month to zero! This is not a fantasy, this is reality. Virgin Islands residents or business should conor a stand-alone solar or wind system. It makes good economic sense, and theres a spiritual dimension to it as well as you open your arms to accept the abundant, fuel-free electricity that our Creator showers us with. Does Renewable Energy mean that WAPA is a dinosaur about to go extinct? No, we need WAPA, in a modernized form, to buy and sell power between the many thousands of customers and the thousands of customer-generators (those who both produce and consume electricity.) Right now businesses and customers are leaving the WAPA grid in record numbers, which could lead to WAPAs collapse in a number of years. However, if WAPA modernizes and takes on the role of an energy broker, it could have a long and bright future. tric costs and increase reliability: The Central Government and all autonomous instrumentalities must pay their power bills on time, in full, like everyone else. (The Legislature enacted the Single Payer Utility Fund. The Governor refuses to execute it. This leads to curtailed maintenance at WAPA and equipment damage. While that equipment is being repaired, WAPA runs outdated generators that are must stop. Improve the management practices within WAPA. They are not state of the art. (But how does the Government coax WAPA to adopt state of the art management practices when the Government owes WAPA over $30 million for electrical bills?) Some people dont pay their fair share of WAPAs generation, by accident or design. Automatic Meter Infrastructure will put everyone on equal, fair footing. The Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI), also known as smart meter is coming, but is late. AMI will allow Time of Day Metering, as well as Supply & Demand metering. These will support the Feed-In Tariff program. The Renewable Energy industry is coming to a screeching halt as we hit the 5 MW and 10 MW and must be done by engineering changes at WAPA. It cannot be done by legislation alone. 100% renewable energy. This means inertial stabilization, microprocessor controls, and utilityscale storage such as pumped hydroelectric storage. Industry partners are available to work with us. Some bring many millions in Federal Government Grants. We have to learn how to say Yes to such gifts. When we are indecisive, these resources go elsewhere. Early adopters who set up net metering (NM) and are now using WAPA 24/7 but paying nothing must realize that they do not stand apart. Eventually, large NM systems will have to convert to Feed-In Tariff (FIT) systems. The Legislature is committed to seeing that every early adopter gets their investment paid back, plus a healthy Return on Investment (ROI). There is misinformation in circulation regarding energy, renewable energy, energy legislation. If you are interested, please read and spread the truth. You are not just a customer, you are a shareholder of WAPA. Exercise your right to lower cost, higher reliability by taking the steps outlined in this briefing. We can have 30 electricity in two years and 20 ing a plan of action and sticking to it! Craig Barshinger, Senator at Large, and chairman of the Energy & Environmental Protection Committee of the 30th Legislature Continued from Previous Page Tell me, O, tell me Great Sailor in the sky Why a marina to big? Whats the reason why? To lure a sailing boat or two From the British Virgin Isle Or perhaps, if I might suggest, To make the developers smile. Ah, yes, another Seranusa That came up money short Or a lesson learned for all From the mighty Pond Bay Resort! Why must we dig up Our sacred paradise? All for the mighty dollar? Please put this project on ice! Muse of Reef BayThey arrived on the beach Pumped up and ready To have fun in the sun Even Mike Hedy. The buy times were noted The teams were checked in The veterans were present The race could begin! The welcome was said The anthem was sung Then to the water they went The old and the young. Incredible victories! Stunning defeats! 16 teams out, 16 still in, But only one team was destined to win. Hard at work, manning the grill Were sweet and kind Olivia and Bill Miller and Glazers sponsored the event With Laura and Tiffany running the tent. All thanks to Laurie, Stephanie, and Kate. And there at the end, serving cold cups of heaven Were St. John Brewers Tim, Cheech and Kevin. The semis ran next Our savage 16 All dead set on winning Looking focused and mean.Continued on Page 19


18 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 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. 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 Saturdays: 6 p.m.; Sundays: 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. in Coral Bay at the Johns Folly Learning Institute & 6 pm. in Spanish; Mondays: 12:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7 a.m. & Fridays: 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 Internet Threat From Friends of Sons Jailed Killerthe Justice for Jimmy site (an internet site related to the January 2014 murder on St. John of James Malfetti Jr. of New Jersey). Presumably because they knew I was the one who informed on Jahleels illegal use of the internet to the government. After I read the threat I forwarded it to the Governor and, again, that page was removed, said Mrs. Cockayne, who added that she had not heard Mother Pressed Prosecution Jean Cockayne publicly pressured V.I. authorities to prosecute the young island men who followed, attacked and stabbed her son Jamie before leaving him to bleed to death across the street from a church, Jamie had just turned 21 when Kamal (Six Pack) Thomas and Anselmo (Selmo) Boston attacked Jamie with pool cues at the Front Yard Bar, Mrs. Cockayne they both went outside and waited for Jamie. (The names Six Pack, Selmo and Criminal were their nicknames (street names), she explained.) When Jamie came out of the bar, they picked up 2X4s (as reported by witnesses) and along with another pal stalked Jamie up the hill toward the gas station (which is no longer there) to get satisfaction, she added. Jamie was heading toward his car. They were interrupted by a citizen honking her horn, Mrs. Cockayne continued. Jamie was still being followed by Jahleel (Criminal) Ward to the Fashion Palace. Selmo got 15 years less time served and Six Pack got 17 less time served because he was also convicted of threatening a witness, Mrs. Cockayne added. Jamies killer received less time because of the courts over reaching behavior. Mr. Ward will be eligible for parole starting on January 24, 2013 (sic). Mr. Wards eligibility date was moved forward from July 24, 2013, since he committed two (2) disciplinary infractions at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility. Mr. Bostons parole eligibility date is January 26, 2017, and Mr. Thomas eligibility date is April 9, 2018, according Jail Security Questioned Mrs. Cockayne admits she is hoping Wards new troubles in prison will put him back in the notorious, high-security Golden Grove Correctional Center on St. Croix and for longer than the time he will serve for her sons killing. Mrs. Cockayne also wants her sons killer under tighter security and prevented from communicating with associates outside of prison. Ward is ensconced at the St. Thomas jail in downtown Charlotte Amalie while awaiting legal maintaining contact electronically with his associates on the outside, according to Mrs. Cockayne. While Golden Grove authorities are cracking down on contraband and other illegal activity in the St. Croix facility under federal oversight, Mrs. Cockayne said Wards electronic communication with friends outside of jail shows prisoner supervision was lax in the St. Thomas facility as well. Mothers Relentless Monitoring Jean Cockayne is relentless in her monitoring of the punishment of the young men found responsible for her sons murder. A few things concern me, Cockayne said in an e-mail to St. John Tradewinds. One is obvious; there has been no mention of the incident of Wards illegal use of the internet or cell phone mentioned in any newspaper. (There also was) no mention of his arrest for this latest crime, she continued. He is being held on (St. Thomas) because he stabbed an inmate more than a year and 1/2 ago at Golden Grove in front of a guard and is awaiting trial on that charge. Because of his involvement in my son Jamies murder, naturally I am very interested in his continued incarceration for his continuation of criminal activity, she acknowledged. As for Duckie Dan, I am convinced his real identity is known by the government because his page was also removed once the Governor was informed of his threat against my life, Mrs. Cockayne opined about the author of the threatening post. I believe his threat over the internet is a federal crime, she continued. Furthermore, I might suggest it is the responsibility of the governor to inform the federal agency responsible for prosecuting this type of crime. Meanwhile, Jean Cockayne is keeping in close contact with the V.I. Bureau of Corrections concerning the parole eligibility status of all three inmates convicted of roles in her sons murder Jahlil Ward, Anselmo Boston and Kamal Thomas. Continued from Page 2 T eam Westin Cleans UpMore than a dozen staff members joined in he annual Community Clean-up Day by Team Westin employes of the Great cleared the roadside of trash from the Cruz Bay tennis courts to the Pine Peace basketball court on Wednesday morning, July 23.


Then a much needed rest With music by Adonis And before we knew it The Finals were upon us. Westin, Sadie Sea, Skinny Legs, and High Tide The teams readied themselves for one last wild ride. The crowd gathered round, Sheltons whistle was blown Then on the horizon, headed for the beach Appeared the lead boat, victory within reach! They paddled their hardest, ensuring the win The 2014 Champions were Team Westin! Yelena took the family photo as per our tradition Team Westin raised the paddle, given champion recognition. The big check was written, and oh lordy, lordy! Love City, you raised $38,640! Thanks to all who helped with the trash! Finally we stood and watched the sun set Grateful for the best Chaotic Kayak yet. On behalf of Team River Runner, we wish to extend our most sincere gratitude to every member of the island community that took part in this important event. Thanks to your hard work and generous spirit, the 2014 St. John Wounded Veterans Leadership Program will once again be fully funded. We cannot wait for November and the opportunity to share the beauty of both the landscape and the people of St. John with a new team of wounded veterans. One Love, John and Brandi Schuld T eam River Runner USASt. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2014 19 Continued from Page 17 Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighborhoods safer by reporting information while remaining totally anonymous. We under stand that some people are still skeptical as to how we keep you anonymous. Visit www.CrimeStop and click on How It Works. If you know something, say something, as law enforce ment cannot control crime without your help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to solve these cases. St. John On July 18th at about 5:30 a.m., police received a report that a man was assaulted and robbed in the area of Woodys. The victim stated that when a male asked him for money and he refused, he was struck with a stick. His black backpack, containing his Samsung Galaxy, black wallet, and $150, was stolen. He had several bruises and contusions that required medical attention. St. John On July 21st police received a report of a bur glary in the area of Chocolate Hole. The complain ant stated that the home was left locked and secured on July 19th at about 5:30 p.m. Upon return on July 21st at 8:50 a.m., the resident discovered that someone had broken into the home and had stolen several items, including a 50 Panasonic zine basket, and a knife set. Please report what you know or if you saw any suspicious vehicles in the neighborhood. Police need your help to put an end to these crimes. Please report anyone who might be buying or selling valuables taken in any burglary or robbery. Step up. Be part of the solution. Continue to help make our islands a safer place to live and visit by telling us what you know about any crimes at or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Or text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). All three methods are anonymous. Please continue to work for the good of all. Report what you know about these, or any other crimes, at or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). You will remain anonymous, and could earn a cash reward.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin Islandsern boundary of the subject property, according to the archaeological survey. There will be a second phase of surveys on the able as an option for the location of a new St. John school, explained Woods. We have to do second phase and additional surveys but this site still remains a good candidate because we are not disturbing those historic and prehistoric sites, said Woods. But we must do the next phase of investigation to determine with greater accuracy how and where the most amount of artifacts are located. In creating an initial design concept for the site, Woods kept the buildings, parking areas and playing We dont need to interfere with the historic Woods. The area to build is west of that drainage the lower area with the school on the hill.: The conceptual site plan currently includes a room buildings, an administrative building, an auditorium and gym building, a cafeteria buildings and a parking area. This is a conceptual site plan, said Woods. There were challenges but it worked and that was the goal. Up next, the team will continue environmental and archaeological studies, explained Woods. Our next phase after this is process is to contin ue environmental studies and continue discussions about a possible land swap, said Woods. da are currently examining the V.I. governments ar rating on the project since its inception, explained Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls. long-discussed project, according to Smalls. Weve done extensive research thus far and as we look at environmental studies this appears to be a very viable project that can be accomplished at this site, Smalls said. There are more challenges ahead but overall I would like you to spread the word that we are serious about this process. The school is for the people and children of St. John, who should take part in the process, Smalls added. I hope this process continues to grow and grow and this is for the people of St. John, said Smalls. We cant do this without public input. This is the John. The public can view Woods conceptual site plan for a comprehensive St. John school as well VIDEs website Click Initiatives to view the land use document, St. John school presentation and demographics study. Ofcials Share Archaeological Study Findings and Conceptual Design for New St. John School Continued from Page 3 garnished with a battery operated tea light in a jar in the center, SJSA was transformed into an elegant space with ambient lighting outside created with white lights donated by St. John Hardware. There were two bars in the corners opposite the stage, three high top tables under the awning, three against the mirror and food tables toward the back yard on the decking! And wow, we served up a diners delight! cakes, different and creative salads, pasta, etc! Food donations were given by Baked in the Sun, Caneel Bay Resort, Fatty Crab, La Tapa, Mathayom, Ocean Grill, Rhumblines, Sam and Jacks Deli, The Terrace, Waterfront Bistro and Zozos. Beer, wine and water were donated by The Beach Bar, Cruz Bay Landing, Dolphin Market, da Livio, Morgans Mango, Skinny Legs, Event volunteers were many: Lorraine, Teresa, Val, Dave, Patty, Tim, Kathy, Bill, Ken, Lila, Coral, Tiareh, Emily and staff: Kazumi Schaub and LaVida Lima and board members: Angie Warren and Jessica Schnell. SJSA thanked Penns Trucking for delivering the tables and the ACC for a much-needed extra cooler! SJSA also sent a huge thank you to St. John Ice and Tradewinds newspaper who supported this event and have always supported SJSA and this community. Thanks to all of you who believe in our motto of empowering the children of St. John in the arts! Continued from Page 7Fundraiser Supports Music Ensemble


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CAROLINA from $ 70,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 118,500 CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 135,000 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 144,000VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 150,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 195,000 FREEMANS GROUND from $ 199,000CONCORDIA from $ 205,000LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000SAUNDERS GUT hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 299,000 UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,650,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 3,999/wkONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 50,000 End mega yacht marina development project in St. John, U.S.V.I. (hereinafter referred to as The Yacht Club or the Project), the document reads. The Yacht Club, which is located on the East End of St. John, in Coral Bay, is the brainchild of developers Chaliese Summers and Rick Barksdale upon studying that there were no marinas in St. John but that yacht owners and captains prefer St. John as a yachting destination; however, inadequate infrastructure is not accommodating of their vessels, crew or guests, Y acht Club Is First Phase The Yacht Club is one of two marinas that will serve as the anchor to the development and act as the conduit to facilitate growth and expansion, the memorandum said under the heading Project Economics. This newly constructed marina is planned to have 35-42 marina slips and offer full services to state-of-the-art vessels ranging from 80 to 250 length overall. The developers, Chaliese and Rick, are from the Baton Rouge area and have been residents of St. John for nearly seven years, the June 2012 Investment Memorandum provided by Coldren reads. Prior to relocating to St. John, Chaliese owned and operated Grand Designs, a and Rick was the founder of Rick Barksdale Construction, LLC. a custom commercial and residential builder. Both companies based in Houston, Texas, the document reads The Yacht club will serve as the anchor Summers End. Subsequent phases to The Yacht Club include a marina for smaller yachts, marina villas, retail, shops and restaurants, all of which will be phased in over several years, the June 2012 memorandum states under the heading Executive Summary. In the summer of 2012, Summers End (was) seeking a pre-development investment of $174,756 to complete the predevelopment activities during the exclusive 90-day period ending on August 23, 2012 as set forth in the purchase agreement on the property, the memorandum reads under the heading Present Capital Requirements. $325,021 Spent by 2012 Summers End has expended approximately $324,021 to date on preliminary due dilligence, the document reads under the heading Present Capital Requirements. Funds spent to date have CBCC President in Center of Marina DebateContinued from Page 6 been utilized on the following: Targeting subject property, negotiations of purchase property and legal water rights, $25,000 in earnest money for the right to purchase land and water property, funding of conceptual dock designs, performance hydrographic surveys and bathometric studies, and pre-application for the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) permit which took place on June 1st. All pre-development costs thus far have been funded by developers Chaliese Summers and Rick Barksdale. since May, Mr. Robert OConnor, the current President (sic.) of the Virgin Islands Port Authority invested $75,000 with Summers End and became an equity partner in the project, the memorandum continues under the heading Executive Summary. Mr. OConnor is a prominent businessman in the U.S.V.I. and is a strong advocate for the Project, the document continued. Summers End seeks $174,756 to the point in which equity and debt funding can be obtained, the document reads. over the weekend to respond to a request disseminated by Coldren. $1.2 Million Federal grant The marina developers subsequently received a $1.2 million grant from the federal government in the summer of 2013. The St. John Marina; Yacht Club at Summers End, LLC, has 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 U.S.V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen January 9. The funds will be used to continue the construction phase of supporting the transient boating markets to St. John having a tourist economy, according to the press release from Del. Christensen. The grant to St. John Marina was one of seven awarded and the Virgin Islands was the only territory to be among the recipients for projects to support recreational boating through the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Tier II program, according to the release. This grant was possible through both and private and public collaboration between the Summers End Group and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Del. Christensen said in her announcement.