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Now in it’s 29th Year! Dec 1 – Dec 7, 2016

Vol. 29, No. 14

To our island’s Happenings

Saturday, 3rd December ALSO THIS Week: • • • •

The Link Up Christmas on DeCastro Street Music Against Violence ESHS Christmas Concert

• ESHS Drama • Gift Drive • Surf N Wash • VG Tree Lighting

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Music Against Voilence Diva Dance Cricket Wilmerding Memorial Race


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IN THE LIMELIGHT

This Week’s Feature Story By Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel

Live Music at the Landing Sometimes the only cure for a case of the blues is to go out and listen to some played live. If that’s you, get your fix at Pusser’s Landing with George Worthmore, a New Yorkbased guitarist who will be the musician in residence at the Soper’s Hole most of this month. George’s periodic stints at Soper’s Hole have become a Pusser’s tradition in recent years, with the versatile ragtime and blues guitarist mixing familiar popular songs with a sprinkling of classical favorites; he even plays Bach on Guitar! He’s also known to share anecdotes from a long and varied career in music. His experience spans recording and performing with stars like Hot Tuna, Kinky Friedman, Bo Diddley and The Platters as well as many years as a solo artist. He’s played for audiences throughout the United States as well as in Mexico, Dubai, Sweden and Swaziland. George also spent a decade in South Africa as the owner and manager of the Blue Room, which became Johannesburg’s favorite spot for live mu-

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sic, winning a “Best of Jo’burg” for 10 years running. Besides performing, he’s also spent some time teaching his craft to others, including giving workshops at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. His current set is a “varied genre” show. “It’s good, solid guitar playing,” he said in an interview with Atencion. While he’ll often poll the audience to see, for example, how comfortable they are with more risqué or adult themes in the music he’s about to play, there’s one thing that does bug him as a performer: an inattentive audience. “I don’t play places where people talk during the performances,” he told Atencion. George will perform in the Pusser’s Landing upstairs dining room on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7-9:30pm through Dec. 20th and admission is free. For more information about the George’s performances or to learn about other musicians that will play at Pusser’s Landing this season, call (284) 494-2467.

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. 5

Published by Island Publishing Services. Printed by Caribbean Printing Company Limited, P.O. Box 133, Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I. laura.thomas@bviwelcome.com, © 2016 www.limin-times.com Publisher & Editor: Claudia Colli Production Coordinator: Laura Thomas Assistant Editor: Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel Tel: 494-2413; Fax: 494-4413 Vol. 29, 14 l Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2016


ISLAND LIFE By Leslie Cramer

Take Care of Each Other We’ve all been down that road, where we’ve needed help, but may have been to proud to outright ask for it. Circumstances out of our control may have lead to the need, but pretty much everyone has walked the path. Hurricane season is now over, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t take a lesson from the experience of a dear friend in St. Augustine, Florida who lost her entire home and all her belongings when Hurricane Matthew blew through town, wreaking major damage on northern Florida. I’m not talking about just having her roof blown off, but both interior and exterior walls actually came down, with floodwaters that reached 6 feet into the structure, ruining all personal effects inside. She put pictures of her home and neighborhood’s destruction on social media, along with a plea for help, mostly for somewhere that she and her dogs could stay for a time, until she was able to rebuild. The responses she got were astonishing. I don’t know whether it was because she had a lot of friends and family in the area, or Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

whether people just chose to come out of the woodwork to help a friend in need. I remember well, the days (and months) following hurricane Hugo, back in 1989. Our islands in the US and BVI suffered greatly, especially the folks in St. Croix. But what was truly heartening was how all the small communities making up our island home, came together to help each other when times were tough, and others were in greater need than ourselves. People pitched in with chainsaws/chopping bush, food/meals/cooking, transportation, and simple things like loaning extension cords for the generators and sharing laundry facilities. It rather restores our faith in humanity, when we can do our parts, however insubstantial they may be, to help others when they’re down and out. It’s all about what you put out there willingly, and not what you get in return, besides kindness reciprocated, and maybe a smile along the way. Keep taking care of each other – today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

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By Chrystal Kanyuck-Abel

Black & White Affair Wear black if you’re naughty or white if you’re nice to Club Anything Goes in Virgin Gorda this Saturday, Dec. 3rd for the Black and White Affair, a “pre-Christmas wuk up” from 11pm until. Catch BDJ and DJATC with OMG Band, plus Badboy Sounds. Admission is $20 before midnight. You can also catch a shuttle from Trellis Bay for $40, which includes admission to the party, and the trip return afterward.

Music Against Violence Promoters in the BVI and USVI are presenting Stop the Violence Fest at Island Sizzle on Friday the 2nd, featuring Killamanjahro, Poison Dart Sounds, Outlaw International, Syndicate Sound and Turbo Sounds.

Christmas on De Castro Get your Christmas shopping done early this year at Christmas on De Castro Street Friday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 3. Check out local vendor stalls for everything from homemade holiday crafts to sweet treats to imported gifts like bags and belts. Dance and music performances will take place throughout the two-day event. The young musicians of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports Orchestra are a special treat for young audiences on Saturday evening at 7pm. 7

Christmas music Student musicians from Elmore Stoutt High School will perform their annual Christmas Concert Saturday the 3rd at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall beginning at 7:30pm. Instrumental as well as choral groups will perform at the concert. Admission is $10.

Racing Bells The Loyal West End Yacht Club invites sailors to the 26th annual Gustav Wilmerding Memorial Challenge, part of the Pusser’s Painkiller racing series. The fun begins Friday Dec. 3 at Nanny Cay with registration at the beach bar from 6-8pm. Late registration follows Saturday morning from 8-9:30am, also at the Nanny Cay beach bar, then the first pursuit is at 10:30am. After the racing, a soup cook-off will begin at 5:30pm and the awards party is at 6. For more information about the event, contact Lou Schwartz at 542-2770 or jollylou.1@ gmail.com.

Student Play The Elmore Stoutt High School Drama Society will present Dennis C. Scott’s The Crime of AnaBel Campbell on Thursday, Dec 1 at the Eileene Parsons Auditorium at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door or from any society members and cost $10 for adults and $5 for children.

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THURSDAY DEC 1 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Happy Hour 5–7pm. NFL Party Central. Three big screens. 8:30 Kick Off

Myett’s Garden & Grill Myett’s Garden Inn Myett’s Sea Spa Olivia’s Corner Store Myett’s Business Center 284•495•9649 www.myetts.com thebeatgoeson@myetts.com

PUSSERS — Music by George Worthmore 7– 9:30pm

A.O. SHIRLEY GROUNDS – Corporate Cricket League semi-finals from 6:30pm

ROAD TOWN PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” 2 for 1 Pizzas

MYETT’S – Open 8am-11pm. Happy Hour 4-7pm w/ Candy Man. TDP–Pop Diva Dance 8 & 9pm

PIER PARK – “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Endless Mimosas & Bloody Marys $20.00 from noon – 5pm

QUITO’S – Open 4pm. Happy Hour 5–6:30pm/Marcus Mark

SIR RUPERT BRIERCLIFFE HALL –ESHS Christmas concert @ 7:30pm

PARAQUITA BAY

LA PETITE SPORTS LOUNGE – 4 year Anniversary from 10pm until

EILEENE PARSONS AUDITORIUM – ESHS play “The Crime of Anabel Campbell” WEST END

ROAD TOWN PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” TGIF Party with DJ. Happy Hour 5 – 7pm PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Corporate Happy Hour from 5pm. Drink specials all night, DJ from 9pm Christmas on DeCastro Street

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SATURDAY - DEC 3

CANE GARDEN BAY

FRIDAY DEC 2

Waterfront Bar Tortola Pier Park

WEST END

PIER PARK – “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Thirsty Thursdays w/ Drink Specials for Ladies ALL NIGHT, Live DJ from 9pm

PUSSERS — Music by George Worthmore 7– 9:30pm

Chill Zone

QUITO’S – Open 10am. Happy Hour Music 5–6:30pm w/Third Dimension then Quito & The Edge

SEA COWS BAY NANNY CAY – Gustav Wilmerding Memorial Challenge 10:30am PARAQUITA BAY EILEEN PARSONS AUDITORIUM – Les Liaisons Dangereuses CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — Bottomless mimosas til 2pm. Sunset Happy Hour 4–7pm/Marcus Mark. Evolution Band @7pm w/Limbo Dance Contest.

ISLAND SIZZLE – Stop the Violence Fest

QUITO’S – Open 10am. Happy Hour Music 5–6:30pm w/Too Smooth

CANE GARDEN BAY

WEST END

MYETT’S — Open 8am-11pm. Happy Hour 4-7pm w/ Marlon Live. Special live performance by Jalena @ 7pm

FRENCHMAN’S CAY – Surf N’ Wash Lobster Sale & Car Wash from 7am

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parties • sports • movies and more

VIRGIN GORDA ANYTHING GOES – Black & White Affiar from 11pm

QUITO’S – Open 10am. Happy Hour Music 5–6:30pm w/Third Dimension WEST END

WHEEL HOUSE – The Link up feat. VIBE from 10pm

PUSSERS — Music by George Worthmore 7– 9:30pm

WALTERS PARK – Lions Club Christmas Tree Lighting @6pm

ROAD TOWN

SUNDAY - DEC 4 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Come watch the ship pull out. Happier Hour 5–7 PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Sunday Fun Day $3 Beers, $5 Hennessey, Drink Specials from 4pm CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — No ship day! Bottomless mimosas til 2pm. Sunset Happy Hour 4–7pm. QUITO’S – Open 10am. Happy Hour Music 5–6:30pm. Pan Jazz with Marlon MONDAY - DEC 5 ROAD TOWN

TUESDAY - DEC 6 PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Buy one get one 1/2 price select food all day. Happy hour 5–7pm. PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar” Taco Tuesdays – $2 Tacos, $3 Corona, $4 Margaritas ALL NIGHT CANE GARDEN BAY MYETT’S — Bottomless mimosas til 2pm. Live music with Marlon ‘The Pan Man’ @7pm QUITO’S – Open 4pm. Happy Hour 5–6:30pm/Marcus Mark WEDNESDAY - DEC 7 ROAD TOWN PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Roti Wednesday. Delicious fresh made rotis. Happy hour drink specials 5–7pm

PIER PARK — Myett’s “Chill Zone” Mexican Monday! 2 for 1 Specialty Margaritas. PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini Happy Hour 5–7pm Bar” Wine down Wednesdays 1/2 off PIER PARK — “Aromas Cigar & Martini House Wines ALL NIGHT Bar” Martini Mondays $6 Martinis ALL CANE GARDEN BAY NIGHT MYETT’S — Bottomless mimosas til 2pm. CANE GARDEN BAY Sunset Happy Hour Specials 4–7pm, MYETT’S — No ship day! Margarita Caave (3D Band) from 7pm Monday: 2 for 1 Margaritas & Mexican QUITO’S – Open 10am. Happy Hour Munchies @ Happy Hour 4–7pm 5–6:30pm Quito Solo

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Wheeland Brothers – Dec 10 Sleeping Beauty – Dec 9–11 Pure All White 3 – Dec 10 Fete @ The Vault – Dec 16 The Gift – Dec 17 Plur Sensation –Dec 17 Anegada Kite & Paddle Festival – Jan 14-15

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The Valley Sound Lions Club present their annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Saturday Cricket Company teams have been battling it out for the 3rd at Walters Park in Virgin Gorda. The event, 10 weeks and on Dec. 1 it’s time for the semi-finals which is co-sponsored by the Virgin Gorda Yacht of the BVI Cricket Association’s Corporate CrickHarbor, begins at 6pm. et League. Delta Petroleum will face off against BCQS/Antarctica in game one at 6:30pm, folSurf & Wash Freshen up your vehicle at the KMS Car Wash lowed by Groundworks versus Police in game two Lobster Sale and Car Wash on Saturday Dec. 3 in at 8:15. Games are at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Frenchman’s Cay. The car wash begins at 7am and Grounds.Admission is free. there will be food and entertainment from noon.

VIBE in VG

The Link Up is Saturday Dec. 3rd at the Wheel House in Virgin Gorda, featuring VIBE and DJ Ah Tortola Dance Project will present Pop Divas, a dance performance to songs by your favorite Milli Sounds. Doors open at 10pm and admission musical divas from the 1970s through today, at is $15 before midnight. Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay on Thursday, Dec. 1. Performances are at 8pm and again at 9 pm. La Petite Anniversary La Petite Sports Lounge is celebrating their Admission is free. Call 495-9649 to reserve a fourth anniversary on Saturday Dec. 3rd with Brutable for dinner. gal specials and music by DJ Carly Cartel and DJ Dre from 10pm until. Admission and finger foods Gift Drive The Tree of Hands is collecting new, un- are free.

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wrapped toys for underprivileged kids of the BVI now through Dec. 16th. To help out, just visit one of the gift drop-off locations (Digicel, International Motors, Eastern Caribbean Soap Co., The Tamarind Club, Cedar International School, Next Wave in Virgin Gorda, or the Anegada Reef Hotel Gift Shop), and pick up a hand with the age and gender of a child. Buy a gift for that child and drop it and the hand where you picked it up. For more information, visit www.facebook. Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

Theater on Screen

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a drama that follows a pair of former lovers who plot to take out revenge on each other by manipulating others will show at the Eileene Parsons Auditorium on Saturday the 3rd at 7pm. The recording is of the awarding winning stage production starring Dominic West (The Wire), Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), and Janet McTeer (The Honourable Woman). Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 10


Ask Koren

Your personal E-therapist, is in the house!

Is mom safe with him?

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Dear Koren, I returned home from college in July and was shocked to see how things have changed at home. In the two years I was away my father has gotten grumpy, untidy, acts aggressive when he is frustrated and is verbally abusive, while my mother, who was always quiet, just takes it and still prepares and puts out his food. She denies that he hit her but I have heard some commotion in their room one night. I’m looking for a new place to live but my mother seems unwilling to leave him. I’ve never really felt too connected to him because he is a cold person but now he seems so aggressive that I’m fearful for my mother. Should I stay in the house to protect her, or should I persuade her to move out with me? –Concerned daughter

wrong, so that he could be adequately treated and preparations could be made in case his condition worsens. I hope he never gets aggressive enough to warrant you having to call the police. About moving your mom out, that will be a hard one. You want what’s best for her and she wants what is familiar. It’s not easy to leave the home or the man she loves. Maybe she believes in the “for better, for worse” pledge and sees this as the worse that she must endure. If his behavior changed gradually, chances are she’s had time to get used to it. It sounds doubtful that she would leave him alone, especially if he is not well, so taking her with you might not be an option. If you do persuade her to leave and she does it just to please you, she’ll probably wind up worrying about him and, sooner or later, wanting to go back home. If you stay there with them, ensure that she has your numbers handy for when you are not at home and emergency numbers as well. If he has brothers or close friends, perhaps you could ask them to take him out sometimes so that she gets a break from taking care of him. I’m not sure how you can get him at his stage to curb the untidiness, but you can keep an eye on his behavior and respectfully tell him when you think he is out of line. The aging process is not easy and you did not refer to any siblings, but I think you will need as much support as possible to be able to be nurturing to your parents and help them as they navigate this time.

Dear concerned daughter, That is quite a situation that you came home to and I totally understand why you would be concerned for your mom’s safety. My first thought is to wonder if your father is ill. People don’t usually change so drastically in such a short space of time unless there was something traumatic that happened. Have you considered the possibility that maybe he is developing Alzheimer’s or something similar? This condition affects the brain mostly in older individuals and causes changes in moods and behavior, memory loss, and sometimes very irrational behavior. I think you should encourage him to get a check-up. A physician should be able to diagnose him based on tests and information from you and your mom. It is important to know if anything is

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By Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them As a devoted Harry Potter fan, I had high hopes for this spinoff from the famous series set in New York in the roaring ‘20s. I wasn’t disappointed by this more grownup magical adventure. The story opens on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a British wizard researching magical creatures for a book he’s working on called, of course, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Aside from the fact that he seems to have trouble keeping the nifflers, murtlaps and other rare magical creatures contained in his magical case, Newt has another big problem: NY has a mysterious and very destructive magical creature on the loose. After a slapstick incident of swapped cases with an aspiring baker named Jacob Kowalski, and getting arrested by Tina (Katherine Waterston), a friendly magical police woman who spots his runaway niffler, Newt learns that in the US, wizards and non-magical people don’t mix much, which might be why there’s a growing movement of “New Salemers” who are on the hunt for any person who shows signs of being different. Newt recruits Jacob (Dan Fogler) to help him track down an escaped magical creature, but their relatively lighthearted storyline – to find the escaped creature without alarming policewoman Tina or the NY population at large – keeps crossing over with the darker storyline of the New Salmers, who show all the compassion of those

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamandar who burned witches at the stake in the original Salem. Credence (Ezra Miller), one young New Salemer, is in for particular trouble in his community because, yep, you guessed it, he seems to have some kind of magical abilities. Sprinkled in with these two threads are hints that there’s a lot going on in the politics of both wizards – in the Magical Congress of the United States of America – and the non magical people. Unlike the Harry Potter films, Fantastic Beasts wasn’t based on a novel, but it was written by J.K. Rowling. On its own, I think the movie would feel unfinished, and like neither Newt’s story nor that of the New Salemers was properly resolved. As it turns out, this is the first of a planned series of five. I can’t wait to see what Newt and his friends will get up to in the rest of the series! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters in the US Nov. 18 and will come to UP’s Cineplex soon. 13

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By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Volleyball ‘about to takeoff’ N e w l y minted Volleyball Association President Willis Potter says the sport is ‘about New Volleyball Association Executives to take off.’ “We’ve been stagnant for quite a bit and I want to see volleyball move to a higher level and when I say a higher level, we have to start from the bottom,” Potter said. “We have to have feeder teams. I want to have a primary schools league. I want to have a high school league and I want to have a collegiate league and we have to revive volleyball in the college as we have a number of players with potential to go off to college and university, so, if we can revive the program at the college, it can be an easier transition that can help them to get from the BVI to different schools.” At Missouri Southern, Potter met with the volleyball coach who’s looking for women who are 6 feet tall with a reach of 9 feet, 8 inches. “We have short people in the BVI and I believe if we train them well enough, our girls can touch 9’8” and if you can touch 9’8” and can play volleyball, he wants you,” Potter said. “That’s a full ride scholarship, which is very important to me. What I’ve seen while in the states is training for volleyball at all levels from very small to 18 and in order for volleyball to move from one level to the other, we have to have community involvement and in order to get community involvement you have to include children.” Limin’Times Entertainment Gude

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Potter added: “If you start with children, parents will come, if you have parents you’ll have people in the building and I if tell my friend my child is playing my friend will come, so, in order to grow the sport, we have to start with the youth—that’s where the power is.” The new president noted that over the years, the association has not raised funds and even collecting at the gate didn’t happen. He said at the beginning of the season, bring in a team from St. Thomas, St. Croix or somewhere in the Caribbean to pull a crowd will start getting interest bubbling. A small fee will be charged for maintenance purposes. “It’s high time that the association makes enough money to pay the gym in full—not partially. Volleyball should be able to support itself,” he said. “Volleyball in the BVI is about to take off because I understand what it takes to make volleyball grow. If you don’t have a feeder, you don’t have stability. We have to start increasing the physical fitness of our players in order for them to compete. Countries like Antigua and St. Kitts, those countries never beat us before but, they’re beating us now. And you know why? Volleyball is being played year round. Volleyball has to be played year round in the BVI for it to grow” he said He also sees having a men’s league with different divisions as important to the sport’s development. He believes players who are newbies shouldn’t have to face skilled players, because it’s discouraging and leads to losing them.


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