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Vol. 30, No. 14 July 12 – July 18, 2018

Inside This Issue: • Passa Passa • The Greatest in Concert • Parties • Dance Workshop • Plant Sale • Much More

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Colours: The Pre-festival Warmup Turn Up Masters Inc hopes to restore culture and unify young people through good vibes and entertainment. These ambitious young people are hosting one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer this Saturday at 10pm at Island Sizzle. The theme is “Colours, the prefestival warmup.” The event is sure to be a very bright one featuring UV/ blacklight ambience, plenty of glow sticks, neon paint and other glowing party essentials. DJ Dre, DJ Carly Cartel, DJ Grimm and a special guest artist will keep you dancing late, and CrownTec will be on hand to photograph this highly visual and memorable party. More into selfies? Don’t forget to use the hashtag “colours,” when posting your memories. The party is perfect for this group’s longterm goal which is to deliver diverse events and nightlife experiences that will leave a lasting impression with Virgin Islands patrons, as

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well as visitors who want to experience authentic VI nightlife. This, in turn, will boost the territory’s profile as a destination, which is Turn Up Masters’ other long-term aim. Turn Up Masters will like to take this time to thank all theirs sponsors, Rite Way, Caribbean Cellars, Tico, Cruzan Rum, New Amsterdam Vodka, Crown Tec Inc., Barefoot Wine, Secondman’s Crane and Trucking, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn and Kendall ‘Stats’ Parsons. Get your Colours tickets for $25 in advance by calling 544-4896 or 443-9860, or pay $30 at the door. Opt for the VIP experience, which includes food and unlimited premium drinks, for $55 in advance or $60 at the door. All patrons receive free shots upon entry. You never need an excuse to turn-up. For more information, please call 544-4896 or 443-9860.

While every effort is made to ensure that information is correct, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors, changes in schedules, ads or other information in this magazine, which is intended as a guide only. If you have an entertainment event coming up that you would like published, give us a call at 494-2413. Special Notice: Purchase of advertising space in this publication does not guarantee editorial coverage of any event.

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It happens just about every July and August: the return of the jellyfish to the waters of the BVI. As some readers may already know, some jellies can give a painful sting to swimmers, and some of these have recently taken up residence in the waters around both Norman Island and The Baths. This is why if you’ve visited those beaches or checked out the Conservation and Fisheries Department’s warnings, you’ve seen purple flags. This is the color for dangerous sea life. There are tons of old wives tales about the best way to treat a jellyfish sting. I’ve heard for years that you should urinate on a sting, but some people would advise rinsing with seawater, scraping out individual stingers, coating the affected area with meat tenderizer or rinsing with rubbing alcohol. As it turns out, according to the Mayo Clinic, none of those actions really help! The best way to treat stings, rather, is a three step process. First, rinse the area with vinegar. Next, use tweezers to carefully pull out any tentacles. Finally, soak the area in hot water for 20-45 minutes. Just remember the water shouldn’t be scalding, just 110F (43C) will do the trick. For some people, jellyfish stings will trigger an allergic type reaction. Those folks should be watched closely as an antihistamine Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

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could fix them up, but if the reaction is very severe, they could go into anaphylactic shock. Although the exact type of jelly currently hanging around at Norman Island and The Baths hasn’t been confirmed, the territory regularly sees sea wasps that are related but not quite so dangerous as the Australian box jelly. The name comes from the shape when viewed from above, which is cube-ish. Of course, not all jellyfish are dangerous. The round ones with four purple rings in the center known as moon jellies are often also seen locally in the summer months. Although they do have stinging cells which can irritate some sensitive persons, I’ve never had a problem with them and like to carry them back out to sea if I see them washed ashore. Like many others, I was initially afraid when I first encountered moon jellies as a high school student volunteer at a sea aquarium. Lab professionals dunked their arms into bucketfuls of moon jellies there, and encouraged me to do the same. After seeing that the action caused no discomfort to the adults around me, I went for it. I learned a lot in my few weeks there, but by far the best part is being able to say that I’ve been up to my elbows in moon jellies!


Bridging the Gap

Silent Party

The “Silent Party” happy hour edition is this Friday at Cultureville (just before Queen Elizabeth II Bridge) from 5pm until. Enjoy drink specials and tapas. Don’t forget ladies to wear your heels for a chance to win $150 for the badOn Saturday from 9am at Moose Bar, come dest heels. There will be five DJ’s to choose from out to Bridging the Gap 4 – Da Block Party Edi- including DJ Wiz, Carly Cartel, Lady Mix, Selecta Taz and a surprise DJ. Tickets are $30 and can be tion. It will be a fun filled family day with bouncy purchased from Leroy’s Barbershop. castles, BBQ and more on the grill, and of course, plenty of live music. On the stage catch For the first time in the BVI at Kravins Night Rudy Live, De Apostle, OMG, Killa Tooma, ShineClub & Sports Bar, come out to Passa, Passa I, Da Jedi, Dani-I and many more. Entry is free. on Saturday. Entertainment will be provided by Kalado, Wessy Wessy & G Fire, and DJ Kuga. Admission is $25 before midnight and a little more after.

Passa Passa

Benefit Raffle

Eat Local This Saturday from 7am it’s time again for the BVI Farmers and Fishers Market at Sir Olva The BVI Autism Centre and Bridging the Gap Georges Plaza. Get your fill of local produce plus prepared treats like local drinks and other BVIcommittee are currently having a raffle. There are many prizes to be won, includ- grown and made goodies. ing dinner for two at Emile’s, a flat screen TV, a smartphone, shopping sprees and free gas. Church of God of Prophecy Community WorTickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the Social Development Office, CCT, Emile’s ship Centre presents “The Greatest in Concert” on Friday at 7:30pm at the centre. Kendra Penn, Restaurant, One Mart and Rite Way in Pasea. Drawing is on July 14 at the Bridging the The God Movement, Prophecy in Praise, Deanna Gap 4: “Da Block Party” at 7pm, and all pro- Wattley and more will perform. Admission is $10 ceeds from ticket sales go toward the BVI Autism for adults and $5 for children under 12. Cont. on page 10 Centre.

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UPCOMING EVENT

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THURSDAY – JULY 12 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK – Myett’s “Chill Zone” Thirsty Thursday $3 beers - Happy Hour 5-7pm LE PETITE SPORTS BAR – Thirsty Thursdays 8pm until EAST END RED ROCK – International Pasta Night 5pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S – “Tipsy Thursdays” Open 11am–7pm or until. $3 happy hour specials, Happy Hour 4–7pm PARADISE CLUB – Open 3pm–midnight or until. Drink specials and dinner from 8:30pm FRIDAY – JULY 13 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK – Myett’s “Chill Zone” TGIF with DJ Melo Happy Hour 5-7pm PASSIONS BY UMI – “No Strings Attached” Acoustic Edition 6pm PANCAKE PARADISE – Denesha’s Birthday Bash 9pm BOTANIC GARDENS – National Parks Trust Plant Sale 9am-3pm FORT HILL MATCHA’S – Free Up Fridays w/Contra Band and Dee J Synka 8pm until EAST END RED ROCK – Pub Night. Cracked conch, halfprice pizzas, $5 wings, $5 goat water, $3 mixed drinks & live music 8

THE HUB – Fantastic Fridays w/ 624 Ent 9pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S – Open 11am-7pm or until. $3 happy hour specials. “Fire Fridays” $2 Happy Hour Shots PARADISE CLUB – Open 11am until. Lunch or dinner on the beach TRELLIS BAY TRELLIS BAY MARKET – “Vybez & Chill BBQ Night” Live music w/special DJ. Grill – Pigtail, Fish & Lobster, Jerk – Chicken & Pork, BBQ Chicken VIRGIN GORDA ANYTHING GOES – Summer Swag w/ music by Turbo Sounds EAST END CULTUREVILLE – “Silent Party” 5pm SATURDAY – JULY 14 ROAD TOWN SIR OLVA GEORGES PLAZA – Farmers Market 7am MULTIPURPOSE SPORTS COMPLEX – Workout to benefit ESHS class of 2018 10am PIER PARK – Myett’s “Chill Zone” Happy Hour 5-7pm WEST END LONG BAY BEACH – West Fete 11am-8pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S – Open 11am–7pm or until. “My Vibe Saturday” happy hour w/Marcus Mark


PARADISE CLUB – Open 11am until. Lunch or dinner on the beach EAST END CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY – The Greatest in Concert 7:30pm KRAVINS – Passa Passa featuring Kalado, Wessy Wessy & G Fire TRELLIS BAY TRELLIS BAY MARKET – “BBQ Night” 11am10pm drink specials. Pizza Saturdays SUNDAY – JULY 15 ROAD TOWN AROMA’s – Voice Notes “No Strings Attached” Listening Party 6-11pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — Open 11am–7pm or until. $3 happy hour specials. “Bottomless Sundays” $20 Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Mary 11am–2pm PARADISE CLUB – Open 11am until. Lunch or dinner on the beach EAST END RED ROCK – Smooth Jazz Sparkling Brunch/ Lunch w/music by Oren Hodge. TRELLIS BAY TRELLIS BAY MARKET – Serving lunch & dinner from noon–8pm. Menu: Conch fritters, Lobster & Shrimp pasta & wraps

MONDAY - JULY 16 CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — Open 11am – 7pm or until. $3 happy hour specials. “Sauza Margarita Mondays” $5 Margaritas & Nachos 5–7pm PARADISE CLUB – Open 3pm–midnight or until. Drink specials and dinner on the beach TUESDAY – JULY 17 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK – Myett’s “Chill Zone” Taco Tuesday with Happy Hour 5-7pm EAST END RED ROCK – Seafood Night:fresh salmon, local lobster, crawfish, coconut shrimp, cracked alligator CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — Open 11am–7pm or until. $3 PARADISE CLUB – Open 3pm–midnight or until. Drink specials and dinner on the beach WEDNESDAY – JULY 17 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK – Myett’s “Chill Zone” Wacky Wednesday with Bushwacker specials 5-7pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S – Open 11am–7pm or until. $3 happy hour specials. “Whacky Wednesdays” 2 Bushwackers for $9 5–7pm PARADISE CLUB – Open 3pm–midnight or until. Drink specials and dinner on the beach 9

UPCOMING EVENTS

Gospel Concert – July 14 Fun Day – July 20 Christmas in July – July 22 Mario on Ice – July22 Color Fete – July 28 OG’s In Paradise – July 28 VI Rising Stars – July 28 Summer Sizzle – July26–29

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West Fete On Saturday, from 11am-8pm at Long Bay Beach, it’s a West Fete. Entertainment will be provided by Killa Tooma, DJ Rookie, DJ Fireblaze and many more. Local fashion designers will also be launching their 2018 summer collections. There will be a bounce house, food and drinks on sale and a shuttle bus. Shuttle service is $20 and tickets can be purchased from Trellis Bay Market and Caribbean Cellars.

It’s Reggae Night at Harbour View Marina Bar & Restaurant from 6–9pm. Enjoy their $19 special dinner and 2-for-$5 on selected beers.

Get Fit

The BVI High School class of 1998 presents pylometrics and resistance bands workout with certified personal trainer Jewel Turnbull on Saturday 10–11am at the Multipurpose Sports Complex. Your $10 donation covers the session, and Getta Entertainment presents the acoustic don’t forget to bring your mat and towel. All proedition of Mckenzie Baltimore’s Voice Notes EP ceeds go towards the Elmore Stoutt High School No Strings Attached on Friday from 6-8pm at class of 2018. Passions by Umi in the Tortola Pier Park. Then on Sunday it’s the listening party at Aromas from The Grind Workshop, a day of advance 6-11pm. dance classes, takes place on Saturday at Firebird Studio inside UP’s Cineplex. Take Krump The Friday night lime at Matcha’s Bar & Grill with Khiry, Lyrical Hip-Hop with Hakeem, Dancefeatures Contra Band and Dee J Synka. Free en- hall with Shemar and Afrobeats with Sara for $45, or drop in on just one or two sessions for try. Celebrate Denesha’s 23rd birthday on Sat- $15 each. Classes will run from 1–6pm with an urday at Pancake Paradise. Entertainment will hour break at 3pm. Register in person before be provided by DJ Wiz and ABM. Free entry, ac- the workshop. tion starts 9pm. It’s also the Summer Edition of Fantastic FriThe National Parks Trust Virgin Islands is days at The Hub. Entertainment will be provided by 624 Ent and action starts at 9pm. Free entry. having a plant sale on Friday at the Botanical Anything Goes Nite Club presents Top Strik- Gardens from 9am–3pm. All plants are $10 and er ‘Summer Swag Edition’ on Friday, 10pm. En- under. For more information, please call 346tertainment will be by Turbo Sounds, free entry. 9318.

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Space Opera

By Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel

I love The Hitchhiker’s Guide a newcomer to the competition, to the Galaxy! the quality of the music will be Okay, now that I have the attention of all the science fiction nerds, this week we’re taking a break from talking about movies so I can share a wonderful book with you. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente is the heiress book to the crown of the Hitchhiker’s Guide. It has a similar dark and hilarious sense of humor about humanity – and whatever the alien equivalent of humanity might be – plus it’s whip-smart and beautifully written. Space opera is the (often disparaging) term that describes a story that takes place in outer space but has a simplistic or melodramatic storyline focused on epic battles between worlds. In this case, however, it’s literally a musical in space. Since the opera in question is actually more of an interplanetary music competition, perhaps it might be more accurate to call it The Voice in space, or maybe Earth’s Got Talent. There is a healthy dose of drama in the story. For starters, the stakes are incredibly high. Each competing planet has to create an original piece of music to satisfy all the other competing planets. In the case of Earth, as 11

used to decide whether humans are fully sentient beings, and, if the Earth song doesn’t pass muster, the interplanetary community will judge Earth mostly harmless and destroy it. Although the various governments of Earth are eager to lay claim on the right to chose the song that will represent humanity, competition organizers have already compiled a shortlist of likely songmakers. After discovering that almost everyone on that list has either died or was fictional, one-hit-wonder Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeros – or rather, the remaining members of the band, are scooped up and transported to space. There, Decibel and Oort St. Ultraviolet, who haven’t spoken much less made music together, since their bandmate Mira Wonderful Star died, meet other competing species, reminisce about their career as glam-rock weirdoes, hear the different philosophies on what it means to be truly sentient, and evade various attempts to sabotage their performance. Will the pair make peace and music beautiful enough to save humanity? Pick up the book on Audible or Amazon to find out. Vol. 30, 14 / July 12 - July 18, 2018


Lights, Camera, Action Chapter 7: Removing A Mask

Bella I was sitting in my home office working on a design when I my phone rang. I wanted to ignore it because I needed to concentrate, but at that late hour it was probably an emergency so I answered. “Is this Bella Frederic?” the person on the other end asked. “Yes,” I replied. “This is Nurse Jeffers from All Saints Hospital, your friend Jazz Burns has been admitted and you’re listed as her emergency contact.” I knew she wouldn’t tell me anything else important over the phone so I told her I would be there shortly. I saved my work and dressed fast enough to make your head spin, and as for my drive over – let’s just say it was a miracle I didn’t end up in the hospital next to Jazz. After Jazz’s Dad died, she asked if she could put me down as her emergency contact since all her family lived out of state. I told her that it was no problem. My rush carried me through to the checkin desk and being directed to the right room by hospital staff, but when I walked into Jazz’s room and I had to pause. My normally vibrant friend was immobilized by IV cords. She opened her eyes and saw me. “Hey girl, you look like you seen a ghost. Come closer, I swear I don’t have anything contagious,” she said with a laugh. Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

I walked over to her and squeezed her hand, then helped her slide over so I could lie next to her. “Why are you in here?” I asked. She was quiet for a while then she said, “stress.” I was lying there in disbelief as Jazz filed me in. She told me about her affairs with Kevin and James, and how she got pregnant and didn’t know who the father was. She had told both men that she was pregnant. Kevin didn’t want anything to do with the baby or, now that she was pregnant, with her. James said he didn’t want to see a child suffer, but he didn’t want to be a father either. He said he’d give her what she needs to support the baby if it’s his. It made no sense to me. After pondering it for a minute, I figured James didn’t want to do the duties of a father, but he also didn’t want to be a deadbeat. Jazz told me that it took her so long to decide whether to keep the baby that she had even made an appointment to have an abortion, but she didn’t go. Now, after five months of stressing and the absence of any help from Kevin or James, she miscarried. After that earful, the only thing I could do was hold my friend’s hand and be there with her. I didn’t know what to say but I’m sure she appreciated me being there. 12


Are We Compatible? Dear Koren, I’m dating a 34-year-old man who is good at his job but he hardly reads any books, whereas I keep abreast of current events, etc. He has a way of correcting what I say to the point that I just don’t say certain things because I already know how he will react. Communication is important to me, but half our communication consists of him trying to prove he is right or me wondering whether to say certain things because he might not know it. Does that mean we are not compatible? – Wondering Dear wondering, Communication is an important part of a relationship and you are right to observe and question these communication patterns. What you and your partner say to each other, what you deliberately withhold, your views of each other’s abilities and your attitude toward each other all affect the quality of the relationship you share. Even if your partner is good at his job and knowledgeable in that area, it would be useful to him to know other things outside his field. He doesn’t have to be a walking Google assistant, but he should at least be aware of what is going on in a few other areas. If he does not know something on a topic that you raise, he should feel comfortable saying he’s not familiar with what you are talking about, rather than try to prove he knows more that he does. A desire to learn and a bit of humility can go a long way

in improving the communication process in this relationship. So what’s your part in this? Try to ensure that you are not coming across as a know-it-all without dumbing yourself down. If you are wellread and knowledgeable, it’s okay to talk about the information you gather, but not to highlight how much you know or how little he does. Nothing is more annoying than a partner who is constantly correcting the other like a school teacher rather than being an equal. There is a time and place for everything. If he is “correcting” you and you know you are right, thank him for his feedback and then offer to validate yourself. You can say for example, “I appreciate your input, but I really think Brazil is in south America and not Central America, so let’s check a map to be sure.” That way, you discover the results together. Yes, how you relate to each other verbally and non-verbally is am important part of your compatibility, but the beauty of communication is that it is a skill you can both improve. If you are both willing to truly listen to each other, to stand down sometimes, and be willing to learn, your communication together will improve. Pride has to take a backseat and you also need to send the message to your partner that you think he is a worthwhile member of the relationship and brings valuable skills to the table; this way, he won’t feel a need to prove his worth or outdo you. 13

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Softball Pitchers’ Reunion There’s no BVI Softball Association national league this year, but, on the occasion of Bert “Big Man” Henley’s 65th birthday, several softball players attended a party including some pitchers of yesteryear. Henley, along with Elmo Connor, Elroy “Ellie” Henley and Walwyn “GM” Brewley, represented the high point of softball in the territory between the 1960s and 2000s. The 2014 BVI Softball Association league was named after Henley, who played in both the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. During his career, Henley played with the Invaders, Marlins, Atoms, Roots and Pirates on Tortola and in St. Thomas with the Rams and Vikings. Connor played with the Astros, Ellie with the Royals, and Brewley – a lefty – with the Tigers and Blue Wings before going on to scoring and statistics. Brewley eventually became the BVI Softball Association’s longest serving president and, in 1999, was inducted into the International Softball Federation Hall of Fame. He’s still the only BVI inductee to the group. “These fellows came to prominence in the 60s and played a long time through the 2000s,” Brewley noted. “All three of them represented the BVI on national teams during their respective careers.” Reflecting on his career, the Big Man—a man of very few words—never dwelled on the game, statistics nor victories. That was for the pundits. His focus was always on preparing for the next game or to strike out the next opponent. “I always loved softball,” he recalled while Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

reflecting on his 35-year career in the sport. “We played it in school. Then after school, we stopped on the playground to play softball again.” Before settling on the mound and rising to prominence as a revered hurler, Henley played both first base and as a catcher. “I got into pitching and I loved it,” he explained. “I was one of the guys who never dwelled on a victory, but to be truthful, after I did the job, I forgot about it.” However, he recalls pitching a no-hitter in St. Thomas and a perfect game in St. Croix with the Vikings against Mets. “There were a lot of guys on the team like Miguel Santos. They had a good team but at the time I was young and strong I felt like I could have blown it by anybody.” In one of his last playoff games, Henley fanned a record 18 batters in the BVI Softball league, where he won the strike out award in 1986, ’87, ’88, ’90, ’91 and ’92. He was the league’s MVP in ’88 and ’89. The Big Man had the lowest ERA in ’79, ’85, ’95 and his last coming in 1999. Perhaps his pitching dominance reached a crescendo in 1979. That season he was the St. Thomas league strikeout king and MVP with the Vikings, as well as the strike out leader with the Atoms in the BVI, and, as if that weren’t enough, he also had the having most victories in both leagues. In 1990, he grabbed the Gene Cerge Invitational best pitcher award. 14


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