September 1 to 8, 2006
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Pancho Cicilia, Dui Diaz, Richard Beady and Papi Antoin surround Charles Lont (center) of Polar Beer/Maltin Importers,
who is donating this newly built fishing boat to the winner. Miss Polar holds the flag.
Volume 13, Issue 34
The Central Bureau of Statistics
reported that in the 12 months
preceding June 2006 overall prices
rose by 1.3% in Bonaire. In the
nearer term prices from April through
June 2006 rose 0.3%, led by a rise in
food prices of 0.7%
D Curaqao political
leader and Member of
Godett, now locked up
crimes, is causing up-
heaval in Bon Futuro
Several inmates at the L
Bon Futuro Prison re-
fused food and say they
will not perform any
tasks until they get un-
supervised visits from Godett
their wives and fe- Amigoe photo
male partners. In a
letter motivated by Godett the inmates
said they wanted conjugal visits, noting
that in several countries including the
neighboring Dominican Republic, a
partner could visit an inmate every two
weeks without supervision. The prison-
ers said their partners were being un-
justly punished and were forced to be
unfaithful while they themselves were
being forced into homosexual prac-
The inmates are allowed visits of 30
minutes duration once a week under
supervision which they described as
"mental torture." Godett was in nego-
tiation with prison authorities in their
behalf. Additionally, Godett decided
to refuse to accept medication from
the prison doctor. He claims he al-
ready has received the wrong medica-
tion once, and the medication hasn't
been according to the prescription.
Also his food hasn't been according to
the prison dietician's prescription.
that one of
(Reporter Malva Thielman
2005, On the Island Since...), is very
ill and will be facing another major
surgery. Malva has the Rayvah Com-
puter Centers one in Playa and the
other in Rincon. This woman has done
so much good for the island and espe-
cially the young people whom she's
trained in computer skills, charging
nearly nothing. And to bring new life
to Rincon she opened the Rayvah Cen-
ter there where she's held computer
classes for all ages. Older people now
can use computers and access the Inter-
net, thanks to her instruction. Malva is
in Curaqao now, but you may send
your best wishes to her through one of
the Rayvah Centers. We at The Re-
porter say, "Get well soon, Malva!
Bonaire needs you back."
> The Island Government has is-
sued the information that the Civil
Registry Office will be closed every
Tuesday morning beginning in Sep-
> The Bonaire Sailing Founda-
tion announced that it's sign-up time
for all interested in having a stand to
sell things during Regatta Week
(October 8-16). Call or fax 717-8408
for more information. You sailors
might want to start practicing.
> It's been announced that police in
St. Maarten and Curacao will soon be
conducting "preventive body
searches" in certain areas. A similar
program for Bonaire has not been an-
nounced, but last week's holdup at
Lover's Ice Cream in Hato may push
The searches will focus on eliminat-
ing the firearms that have been used in
recent crimes. It is a change from nor-
mal legal process and was agreed to
early this year by Parliament. It applies
to all Antilles islands, including Bon-
aire. It's no longer necessary for some-
one to be officially regarded as a sus-
(Continued on page 3)
IN THIS ISSUE:
Dollar or Euro
Say "NO" to Drunks
You're Kidding-Discount on
Simple as ABC (Coral Reef)
15th Annual Local Fishing
Tournament this Weekend 8
Coral Spawning Schedule 9
Bomb Threat Drill 10
In memory of
Jacques van der Lugt 11
Kas di Art Wins Attention
From Carl W. ROhrig 11
Own Your Own Business 13
8th Motorcycle Tour 14
Bonaire Flag Day Schedule 15
2006 European Freestyle Tour
(Lake Silvaplana, Switzerland) 18
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
Coral Glimpses 3
(Coral Spawning) 3
Snack Detectives (Surinam B&R) 5
Picture Yourself, (Vienna, Austria) 11
SuDoku Puzzle 12
Tide Table 12
Pet of the Week ("Nick") 12
Reporter Masthead 14
SuDoku Answer 14
What's Happening 15
Movieland Film Schedule 15
Shopping & Dining Guides 16
Born on Bonaire
(Olivia Justina Janga) 17
(Moon, Uranus) 19
The Stars Have It 19
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
Flotsam and Jetsam. (Continued from page 2.)
> Of the Bonaire businessmen who responded to a survey conducted by
AKIB, the Bonaire Business Association, 58% say Bonaire's economy is good.
The survey, completed by 133 businesses, related to the past three years' experi-
ences. Other results are shown in the following graphs:
Are you satisified with Bonaire's economic
progress in the past 3 years?
0 Very Good
What should be AKIB's main objectives?
* Support member's
O Contribute to Economic
O Create new Economic
* Attract more developers
* Promote Bonaire as an
* Monitor Economic
coral glim pses (a bit of information about corals presented
each week by naturalist Dee Scarr)
G rowth, competition, and destruction: Here
are two brain coral heads, growing and
adding mass to the reef. They began as single pol-
yps more than 12 inches apart. As each colony
grew they began to compete for space On the
right hand side of the larger coral head a boring
sponge has taken over, growing within the coral
skeleton itself. [ photo by Dee Scarr
D id You Know...Corals spawn
together for a reason?
A synchronized coral spawn is just
around the corner. The most abun-
dant species of coral on the reef
slope is Boulder Star Coral Mon-
tastrea annularis, and it should be
spawning either September 13a or
14th between 9:30pm and 10:30pm
(or both nights). Corals are able to
synchronize their spawning by react-
ing to changes in temperature and the
lunar cycle. Water temperatures are at their orals spawning
highest in September, and many different animals spawn shortly after the full moon.
At this stage in the lunar cycle, it becomes pitch dark after the sun sets and the moon
doesn't rise for a few hours. Eggs have a better chance of drifting away from the
reef and potential predators before the moon rises. Some marine animal species set-
tle shortly after spawning, while others drift for days or even months. Also, there is
a hypothesis that when creatures spawn in synchrony they swamp their predators.
Predators can only eat so many eggs before they are full and the rest of the eggs
have a better chance of surviving. This is an exciting time on the reef, and you may
see all sorts of creatures spawning, so keep your eyes peeled!
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Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
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MANGROVE VILLAGE IS UNDER
There was a story put in the newspaper
that said the Mangrove Village project that
is going to be built on the road to Sorobon
did not have permission to build.
I would like to say that they do have the
permission and that the work has already
started for the construction.
I would like to say to those who try to
break our local development to not talk
negatively next time and get the proper in-
formation first before they try to make it
look bad for the local developer.
I do believe in this local developer and I
wish him all the best with his new project.
Finally, I would like to add, let us all start
wishing each other the best instead of break-
ing each other down. That way we will have
a much better island.
Regarding the recent escalation of bill-
boards which threaten to mar the landscape,
I will act by boycotting. Companies who
take island residents as clients are receiving
payments which are funds for many more
billboards. When we buy from them we
support visual pollution.
Our island attracts visitors who wish to
escape the world they live in, where their
space is sold to the highest bidder. I intend
to preserve our natural beauty, not hide it
behind a company logo. Therefore, I will not
patronize greedy companies who interfere
with the beauty that we have the luxury of
enjoying. Do the owners of Digicel live in
Bonaire? Have they ever spent a day here?
Probably not. We are just a space for hire.
This is not only a sign of advertisers rip-
ping off the land. It is a sign of things to
come and a dire hint for the people of the
island. People: we can turn back this tide of
commercialism, let us not be silent.
DOLLAR OR EURO?
Regarding the comment in The Reporter
letter column last week that using the US
dollar here on Bonaire would be disastrous.
The dollar is now tied to the guilder so how
one figures there would be some odd ex-
change rate is difficult to understand. The
fact that those who use euro will benefit
from not using the dollar may be correct, but
those who use the dollar will lose. Seems a
two-way street and either way someone will
One should consider where most of the
goods come from, where most of the vaca-
tioning guests come from and see which one
works best for the majority.
SAY No To DRUNKS
(Reference your letter in last week's Re-
You are NUTS. Drunk driving is OK?
You are NUTS. Those who have been in-
jured and the families of those who have
been killed by drunk drivers-how do you
think they feel?
A 10% discount for not paying taxes??
Am I reading that correctly? Has it been
printed correctly? Was it said correctly and
understood correctly? 10% DIS-
COUNT??? You have to be kidding. I have
received 10% fines for being, quite literally,
one day late and now those who have not
paid get a discount? I have to say it one
more time YOU HAVE TO BE KID-
There has been
about the jelly-
fishes that appear
our beaches. It is
known that the
risk of meeting
dangerous jelly fish is the highest 8 to 12
days after full moon.
The hospital has records about the peo-
ple coming in around that time with jelly-
It turns out that dive operators do NOT
WARN THEIR GUESTS AGAINST
JELLYFISH, although hospital personnel
have warned the operators through CURO
(Bonaire's Council of Underwater Dive
I suggest that a regular warning in your
paper might work! It is being read by
many persons, locals and tourists alike.
I sincerely hope that we can minimize
the risks of people getting really hurt by
jellyfishes this way.
IT'S As SIMPLE As ABC...
What a wonderful shock it was to see
pages 8 and 9 of the August 18th Bonaire
Reporter! Thank you so much for helping
spread the word about Action in Behalf of
In January, when I sent you the first Coral
Glimpse with no photo, you used the best
illustration of coral you could find, which
was also here on page 9, the Coral Glimpse
example of A Solitary Coral Polyp and I
still can't tell exactly which is the coral
skeleton and which the tissue! It's a great
example of why this project had to create an
So right there on page 9 of the August
18th Reporter, was the "before": the typical
coral picture that's not much help to divers -
(Continued on page 5)
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
I LETTERS -1
and on A tfl Cl Pohm
page 8 the
sion of the) 1
son's illus- "the before ...."
displays the characteristics about coral that
divers most need to know!
"the after ...." by Gary Carlson
The response to the letters was hugely
supportive: we raised the money to pro-
duce the stickers in less than two weeks!
We will see them on Bonaire by early No-
I've communicated with two Reporter
readers about the Project and found the
discussions both thought provoking and
helpful. The sticker and Coral Glimpses are
only the beginning of Action in Behalf of
Coral. Next we'll be working on showing
the dive certifying agencies the value of
providing accurate information about corals
to their instructors as well as their introduc-
tory students. Where else the ABC Project
goes will be determined by where the needs
are in coral education for divers.
This sort of project is a pleasure because
of the support of people like The Bonaire
Reporter staff and readers.
Dee Scarr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Update from Dee:
**** We did it! ****
Thanks to 16 quick responders, the
Action in Behalf of Coral project has
raised $2,025.50 in pledges and the
checks are arriving daily!
The sticker should go to the printers by
the end of next week.
I've begun to find out how to contact
other marine parks and dive operators in
the Caribbean, to inform them of the
ABC Project and the availability of the
stickers. Another way to spread the use
of the stickers might be by dive groups,
clubs, and individuals bringing the stick-
ers with them when they go coral reef
diving and encouraging their dive opera-
tor to display the stickers.
Consequently, if you felt a stab of re-
gret when you realized we'd reached our
goal, consider that if additional donations
are offered we'll take them (until we
have to get final with
the printer) and use
them to increase the
number of stickers
I'll keep you read-
ers informed thru my
website. O Dee.
The Snack Bar Detectives %
Their Mission: To seek out the mysteries that lie behind the
doors ofBonaire's snacks
This week: Surinam Bar Restaurant
Kaya Avelino J Cecilia 31.
s our quest picks up
pace we seem to be
finding more willing partici-
pants to join us. This week, a
Brit who has lived in Canada
for most of his life (who will be
known as "Limey") comes
along for the ride. After months
of sailing solo around the Car-
ibbean, he is looking for good
food, a cold beer and an ear to
bend. We figure that we can
please him on all fronts.
A creature of habit, Limey
likes to eat at 5 pm. Well, he's on Bonaire
now and we like to take things a little
slower. We manage to keep his hunger at
bay until 7:30pm when we take him to the
Surinam. The place is a hive of activity.
Many locals laughing and joking, a few
excitable debates, and of course plenty of
drinking. It's an atmosphere that I like
As expected, the menu is huge. Chinese
and local food stand side by side, but,
when in Rome...... You can't come here
without eating a Surinamese dish. It would
be a crime. We sat down at a table adorned
with a Christmas table cloth, but, hey, why
not? A few beers, and a Canada Dry ar-
rived with our host who willingly took our
orders. Tjauw Min Kip (Chicken Chow
Mein) Surinam Special Fried Rice & Babi
Pangang (Mixed Meats served on a bed of
Fried Rice) were our choices.
As the Polars mounted up, our meals
were served. I could see a look of disbelief
as Limey surveyed the meal in front of
him. A huge serving of fried rice with a
selection of different meats and topped
with a fried egg. He won't have seen the
likes of this for some time. As expected,
all our meals were more than ample.
Limey managed to clear his plate. His late
eating had not harmed his appetite.
It was to be an early night for our Cana-
dian Brit as he was setting sail for distant
shores the following day. However, he
told us that he was going to return in a few
weeks' time. Could it have anything to do
with the food? I wouldn't be surprised! O
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
(Flotsam and Jetsam Continuedfrom page 3)
pect to be forced to submit to a body
> The fifth tropical storm of the
Atlantic hurricane season, "Ernesto,"
formed as it entered the Caribbean and
battered Haiti and Cuba with heavy rain.
It is hammering South Florida with storm
strength winds as we go to press. Bonaire
experienced only light westerly winds as
the building storm passed to the north.
> The Netherlands will again send
investigators to Aruba to investigate the
disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
The National Police Service Corps
(KLPD) wants to help Aruba with the
Holloway case. Aruba Justice Minister
Rudy Croes requested this intervention
and has also asked Interpol to thoroughly
examine the file. The Netherlands will
pay for the accommodation expenses of
these officers in Aruba and also the ex-
penses for the investigation. They will get
access to relevant information from the
Holloway file and all the information sys-
tems. No signs of Natalee Holloway ever
turned up and all suspects have been re-
About 7% fewer American tourists vis-
ited Aruba last year; 215,000 American
tourists visited the island in the first five
months of this year; 13.9% fewer than in
the same period during 2005.
NetTech, one of Bonaire's foremost
World Wide Web companies, launched a
new news website last week especially
for tourists. According to a press release,
the site, www.Bonairelnsider.com, mainly
orients towards the latest news, hotel spe-
cials, airlink updates and links to local
websites. An invitation to view the new
site, set up as a weblog, or "blog," was
sent to former E-news subscribers. The
site is free and supported by advertising.
> A drug addiction program began
this month in Bonaire's jailhouse under
the guidance of the Fundashon Krusada
(previously named the Karpata Founda-
tion), the Bonairean institution for the
care and treatment of drug addicts. It's
estimated that about 80% of the prisoners
were regular drug users (a figure compa-
rable to other countries). Volunteers of the
Foundation visit prisoners about four
times a week to talk to them about their
use of drugs. Topics include: understand-
ing your own addiction, how do you stay
clean, and how can you breach patterns
and habits. The education project was
established with close cooperation of Dis-
trict Attorney Ernst Wesselius. The pro-
ject will continue for two more months,
after which it will be evaluated. Accord-
ing to Krusada Director, Wouter van
Twillert, it seems effective.
> A Curacao parish priest, Father
Alejandro Montoya (59), was found
dead in the rectory of the church in
Bonam, Curacao, last week. Somebody
had broken in and ransacked the place.
Montoya's hands were tied and his mouth
was taped up. An autopsy revealed the
cause of his death to be suffocation. Cura-
cao's population reacted in shock to the
news of Montoya's death. The island's
political leaders, including the Prime Min-
ister, visited the crime scene. Youngsters
staged a silent anti-crime march. Father
Montoya was a loving person who, ac-
cording to his parishioners, was always
ready to help people. Other than cash, a
fax machine and a computer, the attackers
also took his car which was found aban-
doned shortly after his body was discov-
ered. One person has been taken into cus-
tody and at least one more arrest is antici-
> Curaqao's power and water com-
pany, Aqualectra, has decided to forgive
the debts of as many as 2,661 people on
welfare or needy people who are behind
with their payments. According to
Aqualectra, the electricity of about 1,058
households is disconnected and the water
supply of 2,227 is turned off. Next week
Aquaelectra will reconnect these people
and put them on a prepaid electrical plan.
Bonaire's WEB also offers prepaid elec-
trical service to some areas of Bonaire as
> A delegation from Holland's Johan
Cruyff Foundation held talks with Bon-
aire's Sport Federation, Indebon, to do-
nate money for a multifunctional hard-
surface sports field that can also be
used for school activities. Sports coordi-
nator Glenn Albertina, Indebon chairman
Francis Wanga, and appraiser Norman
"Palu Joe" Everts showed two visitors,
Jordy Halairy and Juan Ortega, members
of the Foundation's delegation, possible
locations in Tera Kora.
D A "biometric
chip" Dutch pass-
port went on sale
last week that will
NAf130. The price
of the old passport
was NAf100. There
won't be a different
rate for passports for children under 16
years old. All new passports will have
personal data chips that contain a picture
of the holder's face. The new passport is
designed to be more fraud proof. The data
in the chip can be read worldwide.
> The former support vessel of the
Dutch fleet in the Caribbean, the vener-
able Pelikaan that was sold last month,
departed the Antilles last week. She was
Continued on page 7
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
(Flotsam and Jetsam. Continuedfrom page 6)
renamed Oceanix Orion and will take 28
days to sail to Nigeria, Africa, where she
will be used as a support vessel for off-
shore oil operations.
> American and Canadian travel
agents say Jamaica is still the preferred
choice for tourists compared with other
countries in the Caribbean. According
to travel agents attending the recent San-
dals/Beaches Ultra Convention in To-
ronto, Canada, Jamaica gets top billing
among vacationers because of its people.
Sandals/Beaches has numerous resorts on
The economy of the Netherlands
Antilles continued to grow in 2005 but
only slightly faster than in 2004. The
Real Gross Domestic Product is estimated
to have increased by 1.5% in 2005 com-
pared to 1.1% in 2004," said Central
Bank President Emsley Tromp in his re-
cently released annual report.
> The opening of the academic year
of the University of the Netherlands
Antilles (UNA) in Curacao will be on
Friday September 1. The new UNA
headmaster is Prof. dr. Jeanne de Bruijn.
> First it was buckle up your seat-
belt, now it's buckle up your helmet. The
World Health Organization is promot-
ing the use of crash helmets to reduce
the number of deaths and disabilities
as a result of motorcycle accidents. It's
appropriate especially now as Bonaire
hosts the annual Bonaire Bikers Motorcy-
cle Tour this weekend. (See story on page
The organization has launched a cam-
paign encouraging its member states to
promote the mandatory use of helmets. It
said that injuries to the head and neck are
the main cause of death, severe injury and
disability among users of motorcycles
and bicycles. In European countries, head
injuries contribute to around 75% of
deaths among motorized two-wheeler
> With a dramatic call for help the
very popular Parke Publico, the re-
cently completed children's' park near
San Francisco Hospital, asked the pri-
vate sector to contribute money to re-
open the park. The We Dare To Care
Foundation, which successfully mounted
a years-long campaign to build the beau-
tiful park, needs a continuing source of
funds to reopen the park. It was closed
Fund raising radio shows are scheduled
for Friday, September 1,on BonFM and
Digital 91.1 at 8 am and 12:20 pm respec-
tively. For more information call Davika
Bissessar at 786-1592 or James Fines at
Dive will host
Anna are the authors of the ReefFish
Identification and ReefFish Behavior
books (available at the Buddy Dive
Shop). The program will run through
Friday, September 29.
During each week they will educate and
entertain Buddy's guests with guided boat
dives, guided snorkel tours to the man-
groves and guided dusk dives at Buddy's
Reef. All are invited on Tuesday evenings
when Ned and Anna will be in the Buddy
Dive pool bar to give a presentation on
the big screen and on Friday evenings
again in the pool bar during the Man-
ager's Rum Punch party to sign your own
copy of one of their books.
This year the couple has created a new
diver participation program called Bon-
aire's Famous Fish Hunt. "The program
is designed to be fun, easy and will in-
crease the guests' awareness of marine
life," says Ned. The participants collect
points when they find the 10 species of
fishes that Bonaire is famous for. The
participants will turn in their tally sheet at
the end of their week and everyone col-
lecting a certain number of points will
receive an autographed copy of New
World's waterproof Fish-in-a-Pocket
identification booklets. It promises to be
an interesting month full of fun and edu-
cation at Buddy Dive.
naturalists Do > Chat 'n'
Ned and Browse re-
Anna ported they
Deloach for have bought out
the third con- the stock of
secutive year starting on Monday, Sep- Brunotti clothes
tember 4t They will again offer a wide and received a
range of educational activities. Ned and new shipment
of Reef sandals. If you've never worn
"Reefs" try them out. They are a cut
above all others and what cool people
Antillean Wine Company wine
tastings have started again at their stor-
age facility on Kaya Industria across from
Warehouse. Pass by every Saturday from
7 until 9 pm to sample a selection of fine
wines. The price is right NAf2,50 per
> Put it on your calendar: Friday,
September 15. Bonaire's star studded
Culinary Team will be serving the win-
ning three-course meal that they served
at the "Taste of the Caribbean" Culi-
nary Olympics in Miami in July. Venue
to be announced. It's a fundraiser to help
the 2007 team practice and compete again
against culinary teams from all over the
Caribbean. Gold Medal winner bartender
Jane Coffie will serve her drinks too.
Thanks to all the energy and hard work
putting together winning dishes by Bon-
aire's culinary teams in the last few years
Bonaire is now considered a top island
for fine dining. Help keep Bonaire at the
culinary pinnacle. Reserve now. Tickets
are NAf70 ($40). For reservations call
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
15th Annual Local Fishing Tournament
The overall winners of the 2005 tournament (white and red shirts), the crew of
the boat Cha-Anne owned by Charlon Bernadina 72 kilos offish, receive their
prizes. Extra photo
his year's Local Fishing Tourna-
ment the 15th is set to be one of
Bonaire's most important annual events
because it brings together family and tra-
dition for a fun time. It's open to only
Bonaire-registered boats (NB) with nec-
essary safety gear, in two classes- small
boats (18 feet or under) and big boats
(more than 18 feet). Boats will set out in
the early hours of Sunday, September 3,
and have to be back to register their catch
by 5 pm in the afternoon at the Playa
Pariba house of Dui Diaz (next to Rich-
Prizes are awarded for greatest amount
of kilos of fish, most fish and largest fish.
In some years the small boats out-catch
the bigger ones.
Reef fish (for example, parrotfish), tar-
pon, rays and sharks are not permitted. To
be counted, fish must weigh more than 1
pound, cleaned. Live or artificial bait is
permitted. All fish must have been caught
on the date of the tournament,
Over the years, partly due to the tourna-
ment's prizes, Bonaire's fish-
ing fleet has modernized. Most
of the big boats have diesel
engines, VHF transceivers,
GPS, EPIRBs and other elec-
tronics as well as complete
safety gear The smaller boats
may not have such heavy gear
but must have an anchor, sec- Ca
ondary means of propulsion
(oars), water, distress signals
and lifejackets. The universal law of the
sea prevails in that all boats are expected
to provide aid to a vessel in trouble.
If you can't get a ride on a boat that is
fishing be sure to be around on Sunday
afternoon as the catches are brought in to
Dui's house. There's lots of excitement
during the weigh-ins.
Organizers of the event are Richard
Beady, Dui Diaz, Pancho Cicilia, Papi
Antoin and many other contributors with-
out whose help the event couldn't hap-
pen. This year, in honor of the 3rd Lus-
trum, the Polar/Maltin importer will pre-
sent a new 18' fishing boat, built using
the best materials including stainless steel
screws (no nails) and a fiberglass skin, by
Bonaire's master boat builder, Luty
Craane, to the captain who's boat brings
in the heaviest catch (mas kilo) of fish.
While the winner will be known on
Sunday it's not until Friday night, Sep-
tember 8, the feast day of the Virgen del
Valle, the patroness of fishermen, will the
prizes be awarded. Prizes consist of boat
gear of use to fishermen.
ch a nice string of Snappers like these
in the tournament.
Last year 59 boats participated: 42
small and 17 large, The large boats re-
corded a total of 320 1/4 kilos caught and
678 1/2 kilos from the small boats, with a
total of 701 fish. All fish are caught using
sustainable methods and sold or donated
to charitable institutions.
The event this year is dedicated to fish-
erman Ramon Graciano Janga. Ramon
was born on Decemberl8, 1935. For
many years he worked for Bonaire's vari-
ous telephone companies. However, from
the time when he was a young man he
spent his leisure time fishing. His boat,
Cahela, always set an example for other
fishermen. On various occasions he
helped other boats who were in trouble.
He's also participated in most of the past
Sign up this coming Saturday at Dui's
house, next to Richard's Restaurant, up
until 5 pm. If you don't have a boat and
want to fish you can charter one of Bon-
aire's fishing charter fleet or just bum a
ride with a friend. O G.D.
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
Coral Spawning Schedule
provided by Paul Hoetjes of MINA/VOMIL
(Central Government Environmental Department)
n the Northern Caribbean the two-month cycle be-
gan in August, but here in the South it normally
starts in September. Recent messages on the coral list
indicate that there was reduced spawning this month
around Puerto Rico, perhaps as a consequence of last
year's bleaching and subsequent diseases resulting in a
poor condition of the corals. O Ramon DeLeon, BNMP
*The question marks below indicate that there may or may not be spawning that night.
Different corals; similar spawning schedules. See Biologist's Bubbles: page 3.
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
Full moon date
Coral Spawning Schedule
Days After Full Moon
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A= first spawning (Sept) 7-Sep 10-Sep 11-Sep 12-Sep ##### ##### ##### 16-Sep
B= second spawning (Oct) 6-Oct 9-Oct 10-Oct 11-Oct 12-Oct ##### ##### 15-Oct
1. Scleractinia Stony corals
1.1 Acropora palmata Elkhorn Coral ?* 21.15-21.45 21.15-21.45 ?
1.2 Acropora cervicornis Staghorn Coral ? 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 ?
1.3 Diploria spp. Brain corals ? 20.45- ?
1.4 Montastrea cavernosa Large-cup Star Coral ? 21.30-22.30 21.30-22.30 ?
1.5 Montastrea annularis Mountainous/Boulder Star Coral ? 21.30-22.30 21.30-22.30 ?
1.6 Eusmilia fastigiata Flower Coral ? 21.15-22.30 21.15-22.30 21.15-22.30 21.15-22.30
1.7 Madracis senaria Ten-ray Star Coral ? ?
1.8 Agaricia humilis/A. agaricites Lettuce Coral all night all nightht all night all night all night all night
1.9 Stephanocoenia intersepta B Blushing Star Coral 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00
2.1 Diadema antilliarum Black Sea-urchin 12:00 till around 18:00, every afternoon
2.2 Holothuria mexicana Donkeydung Sea Cucumber 12:00 till around 18:00, every afternoon
2.3 Ophiuroidea Brittle stars/serpent stars 19.30-22.00, every night
3. Gorgonacea Gorgonians
3.1 Plexaura Sea Rods around 19.00, every day
4. Annelida Worms
4.1 Hermodice carunculata Fire Worm 12.00 till around 19.00, every afternoon
4.2 Spirobranchus giganteus Christmas Tree Worm around 19.00, every night
5. Spongia Sponges
5.1 Neofibularia nolitangere Do-not-touch-me Sponge 14.00-17.00 17.00 17.00 ?
Bomb Threat Drill
O n Tuesday, August 22nd the
Bonaire Harbor Authority con-
ducted an exercise to extend and bring
up to date its security certification.
Officials of the US Coastguard were
on hand to observe the handling of a
At 8am the exercise began when the
captain of the cruise ship Freewinds,
tied up at the North Pier, received a
call saying there was a bomb aboard
his vessel. At the news he called the
Port Captain, who declared a "Level 3"
security alert and contacted the Gover-
nor. At that time an Island Disaster
Plan was invoked and various local
and international agencies became in-
volved: the Hospital, Tourism Office,
Police, Fire Department, Marine Park,
Customs, SSS, SSV, BOPEC, and
other government offices plus the
Royal Marines and Coast Guard. An
evacuation of the Freewinds as well as
nearby buildings was ordered. A
search of the area, inside the Free-
winds and under the hull was con-
ducted with the help of the Freewinds
crew under the direction of Police
Chief van der Stratten. Bonaire Marine
Park Rangers assisted.
After consulting with Royal Marine
and Coast Guard officials about the
findings of the search team, the exer-
cise was ended. The overall conclusion
was that the exercise, coordinated by
the Police Chief with the cooperation
of many groups, was fruitful. O
G.D./BVO Press release &
At the threat of a bomb the ship is evacuated
Police Chief van der Stratten coordinates
Marine Park Rangers on hand to help
Emergency vehicles stand by
Customs, Police and Harbor officials review plans
The Freewinds captain and the Police Chief confer
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
T his painting, "Maria den
Porta di Kushina" (Maria
at the Kitchen Door) will be in
the art exhibition at Kas di Arte in
November. It's at the request of
gallery director Jackie Bernabela
who wanted to remember the art-
ist, Jacques (Poko-poko) van der
Lugt who passed away in The
Netherlands on 17 August 2006.
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0Al oEuIIEmI Kas di Arte Wins Attention
0O ne of the
on board last
week was Carl
W. R6hrig, an
After he visited
the art exhibit at
Kas di Arte on
11, he invited all
the artists and the
public to join him
aboard the ship
on Monday, Au-
gust 28, for a
show of his work
and an evening of
ment and music. Bonaire artist Nochi Coffie, Carl R6hrig, Kas di Arte's Jackie
On Sunday, Au- Bernabela and Freewinds Port Captain Ludwig.
gust 27, Carl
gave a free work-
shop to Bonaire artists.
R6hrig was elected a member of the National Geographic Society and has had his
art and photography published by them as well as front pages in leading German
magazines. He was born in Munich in 1953 and now lives and works in Hamburg.
There is a lot of information about him on the Internet and he has a web site:
www.carl-roehrig.comlStory & photo by Jackie Bernabela
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
Pet of the Week
H is name is "Nick," but we think
he's a ringer for the dog "Sandy"
in the Broadway show and then movie,
"Annie." In fact that dog Sandy was dis-
covered in an animal shelter in the states.
Star quality shows through.
This guy, Nick, is full of personality. He
exemplifies the meaning "social!" What a
fun dog he is too. He's about a year old
and is ready to start his obedience training.
He's got the smarts; he just needs the right
master or mistress to guide him. And he'll
make a formidable watch dog too. You
may see him at the Bonaire Animal Shelter
on the Lagoen Road, open Monday
through Saturday, 8 am to 1 pm. Tel. 717-
Recently the staff of the Shelter arrived
in the morning to find a bag of puppies
tied to the gate. They were healthy but
very happy to get out of the bag, needless to "Nick"
say. It's good that the person who dropped
them off was thinking of the Shelter for those unwanted puppies and didn't just drop
them in the mondi. However, the Shelter wants people to know that they accept all
unwanted dogs or cats with no questions asked. People don't have to feel intimi-
dated. And, as Shelter Manager Jurrie Mellema explains, "When we can talk with the
people we can help them to get the mother cat or dog sterilized and save them from
having more unwanted litters." If you know someone who has a pet that continually
has litters, let them know the Shelter policy. It can save a lot of misery and sadness
from having too many dogs or cats for people to care for. OL.D.
Kaya Gloria 7, Bonaire Local Art, Art
Supplies, Framing, and Art Classes. Open
Tu-We-Th & Sat 10 am- 5 pm Friday 1- 7
pm; or phone 717-5246 for appt.
MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE?
Make it more livable from the start.
FENG SHUI CONSULTATIONS
Also interior or exterior design advice, clear-
ings, blessings, energy, healing, China-
trained. Experienced. Inexpensive. Call
Donna at 785-9332.
The leading consumer and business infor-
mation source on Bonaire. Telephone (599)
717-7160. For on-line yellow pages directory
information go to http://
CAPT. DON'S ISLAND GROWER
Trees and plants, Bonaire grown. 8000m2
nursery. Specializing in garden/septic pumps
and irrigation. Kaminda Lagoen 103, Island
Growers NV (Capt. Don and Janet). Phone:
Elegant greeting cards and beautiful boxed
note cards are now available at Chat-N-
Browse next to Lover's Ice Cream
and Sand Dollar Grocery. Photography by
Shelly Craig www.bonaireimages.com
LUNCH TO GO
Starting from NAf5 per meal. Call CHINA
Pet boarding / Dierenpension
Day and night care. phone: 786-4651
The Island you love could use your help!
Support Bonaire, Inc. provides support to
To learn more about making a US tax de-
ductible donation visit
www.supportbonaire.org and help make a
Would you like to visit Bonaire's beauti-
ful caves with a professional guide?
Night tours and snorkeling also available.
Please call: 540-0389
European Fashion for men & women.
Best quality for good prices Lagoen
Hill 18. Open: Tu-We-Th-Fr-Sa 1-5
F i tn ess
Experienced fitness instructor trains
you at home! Lose weight, gain strength,
improve your posture while having fun
doing it. Call 700-0422
S uDoku means "the
digits must remain
single" in Japanese. To
solve the puzzle, enter the
numbers 1 through 9 to
the partially filled in puz-
zle without repeating a
number in any row, col-
umn or 3 x 3 region. For
a tutorial visit the web site
1 Molly Kearney
(who has to solve the all
2 8 6
9 1 7
3 5 1
4 2 9 8
7 6 I 3
8 9 4
Complete solution on page 14.
New Electrolux Commercial Dish-
washer for sale. 220V/ 50 cycles.
NAf7.000. -Tel: 786-0816
For Sale: large modern mirror, square-
shape from Plexiglas with triangle-shaped
mirror, very special. You have to see it!
NAf50, tel. 786-5591.
BMW 520i 4-door sedan, 1991, white,
excellent condition. A CLASSIC! Call
Sunzuki Samurai 1995, good tires; runs
good- NAf5.000 Call 717-8876
LADA NIVA (jeep) for sale
1991-4X4 drive 1.6 It.; 95.000km
NAf1.800 717-2844 or 786-2844
W1a n ted
Single, 33-year-old California woman
coming to Bonaire to snorkel and meet that
special someone. I' m extremely kind and
have been to Bonaire twice and want to
live on Bonaire. Email me at:
Pictures are available. Michelle.
Washington Park needs a donation of
two first stages from old regulators (or
new) with a BCD inflator hose only in
order to assist the people with flat tires
inside the park. Contact Fernando Simal,
Park Manager, at 717-8444 or 788-9015 -
Doghouses Needed: 2 dog houses needed
for large dogs. Please call 786-3134.
N %acat i o n
I:e n ta I
Cozy guest cottage available. Studio with
kitchen, airco, cable TV, two single beds (or
king) pull-out sofa, bikes, kayak, porch, yard
and private entrance. Five minute walk to
seaside promenade; 10 minute walk to town.
$50/night. Contact: sea-
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"B o Mes Negoshi" in Papiamentu
means "A Business of Your
Own." Spearheaded by business advisor,
Otto Bartels, the foundation, Bo Mes Ne-
goshi, will try to generate and raise funds
to finance small and micro businesses,
which, until now, always miss the boat
and will go on missing the boat as long as
the business sector doesn't get the atten-
tion it deserves.
From research and many experiences
from very well informed local persons
and institutions, who are partners in this
project, there exists a real need for an
enterprise like Bo Mes Negoshi. The goal
is to help approximately 20 entrepreneurs
per year to get started or to assist with the
further development of already existing
Bo Mes Negoshi will operate under the
-It will grant small loans with a vari-
able, soft interest rate and a running time
of up to five years. For the time being, the
maximum grant will be approximately
eurol0.000 (about NAf25.000).
-The entrepreneur, if possible, should
have a financial interest part in his busi-
ness himself, even if it is a very small
amount. The money can be used to invest
directly into assets or provide capital
stock, so that it can be assessed and
equalized to share capital. This could lead
to a better bankable micro business,
which will better prepare it for the regular
-New requests will be reviewed overall
You r Owvn Bus iness
The initiators of this concept, the
RABOBANK Heerenveen (The Nether-
lands), the RABO-Foundation, a group of
ex-entrepreneurs on Bonaire, fans of
Bonaire and people from the business
world of Bonaire, know that financing
new business is risky, but good "after
care" combined with the enthusiasm of
the Bonairean community justifies the
For more information Phone/Fax: 717-
6315, 786-0609; E-mail:
email@example.com. O Press Re-
The first grant loan was given to Oneil's Delivery Service. Oneil Martijn
(right) gets the check from Fedde Pronk (RABOBANK) and Otto Bartels
at no charge and will lead to the decision
whether or not to go on with the business
-If the initiative has basically been ap-
proved, a contract will be made up be-
tween Bo Mes Negoshi and the (future)
entrepreneur and a reliable business plan
will be made.
Experience has shown that a business
advisor should be consulted. The costs for
this advisor can be co-financed in the
After completion of the business plan
the plan will be reviewed by an independ-
ent and autonomous credit committee,
which will consist of professional and
locally well-informed persons.
After approval, the loan will be granted
under conditions to be determined by the
credit commission. The entrepreneur will
report on his progress on a regular basis
and an accountant will periodically make
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
This weekend,September 1-3
8th Annual Bonaire Bikers Tour
M ore than
Aruba, Curaqao, St.
zuela, Costa Rica,
Holland and Amer-
ica are expected to
be on Bonaire this
weekend for the
eighth running of
the Bonaire Bikers
Rocargo is unload-
ing foreign bikes
this week. Every-
one, including lo-
cals, who want to
join in, should sign
up at the Bonaire Bonaire Biker volunteers at the
Bikers HQ, Bonaire Special Olympics Walkathon
on Friday, September 1.
The majority of the event-
packed program will take place
between Karel's Beach Bar and
City Caf6. There will be tours
through Bonaire neighbor-
hoods so the visitors can see
more of what Bonaire has to
offer. There will be festivities
in Wilhelmina Park on Satur-
day, September 2nd and a
Grand Parade on Sunday, Sep-
Many local businesses are
supporting the event including
the principal sponsor, Captain
Don's Habitat, MCB and
RBTT Banks, Fatum and Rus-
sel Insurances, Digicel, Ware-
house Bonaire, Rent O Fun and
others. For more information
you can contact: Orlando
Francisca 786-2131, Mocky
Arends 786-5614 or Norman Some gorgeous motorcycles
Evertsz 560-7282.6 lined up downtown last year
Evertsz 560-7282. Pr r
G.D. Press release
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M llY NIE INS17I1
Call tomake sure (Usually9 pmn)
(Marion & Shawn Wayans)
Early Show (Usually 7 pm)
Click (Adam Sandier)
Kaya Prinses Marie
Behind Exito Bakery
Tickets NAfl4 (incl. Tax)
NEW FILMS BEGIN FRIDAY
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
THURS THRU SUN
2 MOVIES 7 & 9PM
MON THRU WED. 1 MOVIE 8PM
SATURDAY 4 PM September:
The Ant Bully
Friday, September 1- Fund raising
radio shows for Parke Publico -BonFM,
Digital 91.1, 8 am & 12:20 pm respec-
tively. More information call Davika Bis-
sessar, 786-1592, or James Fines, 510-
4050. See page 7.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 1,
2, 3 -Bikers' Weekend See page 14.
Saturday, September 2 -Big Monthly
Marsh6 in Rincon-produce, gifts, food,
music -A real Bonaire experience. 6 am-
Sunday, September 3- Bonaire Fishing
Tournament See page 8.
Sunday, September 3-Bonairean
Night at Divi Flamingo's Calabash Res-
taurant with all the local specialties and
more. Live Music. $20-total. Call for reser-
vations 717-8285 ext. 444.
September 4 29 Activities with Ned
& Anna DeLoach at Buddy Dive. See
Wednesday, September 6 Bonaire Day
in the bario of Amboina (see sidebar)
September 7-October 15-Coral
Spawning in Bonaire. See page 9.
Friday, September 15 Bonaire
Culinary Team Fundraiser Dinner. Tick-
ets NAf70 ($40)call Margaret 717-2897 or
Laura 786-6518. See page 7.
Saturday, September 16 -Quarterly
underwater cleanup. All welcome-divers
and non-divers alike. Meet at Yellow Sub-
marine at 1 pm.
Sunday, October 8 Jong Bonaire
Klein Bonaire Swim.
October 8-16--Bonaire Regatta. For
stands call/fax 717-8408
Daily (more or less)
* HH 2 for 1 ( on all beverages) 5-7 pm,
Divi Flamingo Balashi Beach Bar
* HH-Buddy Dive, 5:30-6:30
* HH Cactus Blue (except Sunday) 5-7
* 2 for 1 appetizer with entree, Cactus
* Divi Flamingo Casino open daily for
hot slot machines, roulette and black jack,
Mon. to Sat. 8pm 4 am; Sun. 7pm 3 am.
* Daily by appointment -Rooi
Lamoenchi Kunuku Park Tours $12
(NAfl2 for residents). Tel 717-8489, 540-
* Grill Night on the Beach, Buddy Dive
* Rincon Marsh--6 am-2 pm. Enjoy a
Bonairean breakfast while you shop, fresh
fruits and vegetables, gifts, local sweets,
snacks, arts, handicrafts, candles, incense,
drinks, music. www.infobonaire.com/rincon.
Extra big Marsh6 1st Saturday of the
month, 6 am-2 pm.
* All You Can Eat BBQ at Divi Fla-
mingo with live music, 6 to 9 pm,
NAf26,50. Call for reservations 717-8285
Wine Tasting at AWC's warehouse,
7 to 9 pm, Kaya Industria #23. Great wines -
NAf2,50 a glass.
* Live music 6-9 pm while enjoying a
great dinner in colorful tropical ambiance at
the Chibi Chibi Restaurant & Bar, Divi
Flamingo. Open daily 5-10 pm
* Caribbean Night live local music
* Soldachi Tour of Rincon, the heart of
Bonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call Maria 717-
* Kriyoyo Night BBQ Buffet featuring
Chef Gibi and Los Princes Mariachi, Golden
Reef Inn. Band 7 pm, BBQ at 7:30 pm.
Reservations $20, walk ins $25. Drinks
available for purchase. Call 717-5759 or
email info @goldenreefinn.com
* Live music by the Flamingo Rockers,
5-7 Divi Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar
* Wine & Cheese/ $1 glass of wine, 5-7,
Divi Flamingo Balashi Beach Bar
* Buy a Bucket of Beer & get free
chicken wings, 5-7, Cactus Blue
* Caribbean Gas Training free
"Beyond Gravity- An Evening with DIR," 6
pm, Bonaire Dive & Adventure 786-5073.
* Open Mike Night with Moogie, 7-9,
* Live music by Flamingo Rockers, Divi
Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar 5-6:30.
* Beach BBQ 7-10 & Live music by
Flamingo Rockers -The Windsurf Place at
* Movie Night at Buddy Dive
* Live music by the Flamingo Rockers,
Divi Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar, 5-7
* "Admiral's Hour" for yachtsmen and
others, Vespucci Restaurant, Harbour Vil-
lage Marina. HH drinks, gratis tapas, 5-7
* Harbour Village Tennis, Social
Round Robin 7 to 10 pm. $10 per person.
Cash bar. All invited. Call Elisabeth Vos at
* Live music by the "Flamingo Rock-
ers" Divi Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar, 5-7
* Swim lessons for children by Enith
Brighitha, a Dutch Olympian, at Sorobon
from 1330 to 1630
* Manager's Bash-free Flamingo
Smash & snacks, Divi Flamingo, 5-7 pm
* Manager's Rum Punch Party, Buddy
Dive Resort, 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by All You
* 5-7 pm Social Event at JanArt Gal-
lery, Kaya Gloria 7. Meet artist Janice
Huckaby and Larry of Larry's Wildside
Diving. New original paintings of Bonaire
and diver stories of the East Coast every
Bonaire (Flag) Day Festivities Wednesday, September 6
On Wednesday, September 6, come and celebrate Bonaire Flag Day in Amboina at
the Sentro di Bario. There will be music, all kinds of festivities and plenty of good
food, drink and conviviality. There's enough going on to keep us occupied all day long. Below
is the schedule.
08.30-08.40-Arrival of the Executive Council, Island Council, special guests
08.45-08.55- High government officials arrive
09.00-0945 Ecumenical service accompanied by the Flor di Coromoto choir.
09.45- Arrival of uniformed groups accompanied by the drum corps. Bonaire Hymn by Sr.
Olvin Bart as the flag is raised.
10.05 Uniformed groups leave accompanied by the drum corps
10.15-10.25 Speech by Deputy Geraldine Dammers
10.25-10.35- Speech by Senator Ramoncito Booi
10.35-10.45 Speech by Governor Herbert Domacass6
10.45-11.00 The Ginies dance group performs
11.00-11.15 Presentation of 20 years of Bonaire plaque
11.15-11.50 Citizens of honor recognized
11.40-11.50 Presentation of plaque recognizing the first inhabitant of Amboina
11.50-12.15 The Ginies dance group perform
12.15-13.00- A toast
13.00-14.00 Glenn I su Gang perform
14.00-15.00 Amboina Dancers perform
15.00-16.00 Tipiko Bon Bini group performs
16,00-17.00 Unlimited Dancers perform
17.00-18.00 Old Time Games/DJ
18.00-18.15 Flag lowering ceremony
18.15-19100 Silver Bullet Band performs
19.00-20.00 Pal'I Wiri Band performs
20.00-21.00 New Genration Dancers perform
21.00-23.00 Kafia Brabu performs
23.00-24.00 Prestige performs s
FREE SLIDE/VIDEO SHOWS
Saturday- "Discover Our Diversity" slide
show-pool bar Buddy Dive, 7 pm, 717-5080
Sunday "Bonaire Holiday" -Multi-media
dual-projector production by Albert Bian-
culli, 8.30 pm, Capt. Don's Habitat. 717-
Wednesday (2nd and 4th) Turtle Conserva-
tion (STCB) Slide Show by Bruce Brabec.
Carib Inn seaside veranda, 7 pm, 717-8819.
Wednesday -Buddy Dive Cocktail Video
Show by Martin Cecilia, pool bar Buddy
Dive, 7 pm, 717-5080
Kas Kriyo Rincon-Step into Bonaire's past in
this venerable old home that has been restored and
furnished so it appears the family hasjust stepped
out. Local ladies will tell you the story. Open Mon-
day thru Friday, 9 12,2-4. Weekends by appoint-
ment. Call 717-2445.
Mangasina diRei, Rincon. Enjoy the view from
"The King's Storehouse." Learn about Bonaire' s
culture. Visit homes from the 17th century. Daily.
Bonaire Museum on Kaya J. v.d. Ree, behind the
Catholic Church in town. Open weekdays from 8
am-noon, 1:30-5 pm. Tel. 717-8868
Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Mu-
seum and Visitors' Center. Open daily 8
am-5 pm. Closed on some holidays. 717-
Sunday at Cai- Live music and dancing
starts about 12 noon at Lac Cai. Dance to the
music of Bonaire's popular musicians.
CLUBS and MEETINGS
AA meetings every Wednesday; Phone 717-
6105; 560-7267 or717- 3902.
Al-Anon meetings every Monday evening
at 7 pm. Call 790-7272
Cancer Survivor Support Group Majestic
Journeys Bonaire N.V. Lourdes Shopping
Center 2nd Level Kaya LD Gerharts # 10.
Weekly BonaireTalker Gathering and
Dinner at Gibi's Tuesday 6:30 pm call
567-0655 for directions.
Bridge Club Wednesdays, 7:30 pm at the
FORMA Building on Kaya Korona, across
from the RBTT Bank. All levels invited.NAf5
entry fee. Call Cathy 566-4056.
Darts Club plays every other Sunday at
City Caf6. Registration at 4, games at 5. Tel.
JCI First Wednesday of the Month-
Junior Chamber International Bonaire (JCI
Bonaire, formerly known as Bonaire Jay-
cees) meets at the ABVO building, Kaminda
Jato Baco 36 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Every-
one is welcome. Contact: Renata Domacass6
Kiwanis Club meets at APNA Plaza, Kaya
International, every other Tuesday, 7 pm.
Tel. 717-5595, Jeannette Rodriguez.
Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Thurs-
day of the month at 8 pm at Kaya Sabana #1.
All Lions welcome.
Rotary lunch meetings Wednesday, 12
noon-2 pm Now meeting at 'Pirate House',
above Zeezicht Restaurant. All Rotarians
welcome. Tel. 717-8434
Bonaire Arts & Crafts (Fundashon Arte
Industrial Bonaireano) 717-5246 or 7117
The Bonaire Swim Club- Contact Valarie
Stimpson at 785-3451; Valarie@telbonet.an
Bonaire National Marine Park- 717-8444.
Bonaire Animal Shelter -717-4989.
Donkey Sanctuary 560-7607.
Jong Bonaire (Youth Center) -717-4303.
Sister Maria Hoppner Home (Child Care)
Tel. 717-4181 fax 717-2844.
Special Olympics- Call Roosje 786-7984
Volunteers to train children in sports.
Contact Quick-Pro Track and Field Rik
New Apostolic Church, Meets at Kaminda
Santa Barbara #1, Sundays, 9:30 am. Ser-
vices in Dutch. 717-7116.
International Bible Church of Bonaire Kaya
Amsterdam 3 (near the traffic circle) Sunday
Services at 9 am; Sunday Prayer Meeting at 7 pm
in English. Tel. 717-8332
Protestant Congregation of Bonaire.
Wilhelminaplein: Services in Papiamentu,
Dutch and English, Sundays, 10 am. In Rin-
con, Kaya C.D. Crestian: Services in Papia-
mentu, Sundays, 8.30 am. Rev. Kenneth
Kross, 717-4009; 786-9020
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, Kaya Sabana #26 Sundays 8:30 -
11:30 am. Services in Papiamentu, Spanish
Catholic San Bernardus in Kralendijk -
Services on Sunday at 8 am and 7 pm in
Papiamentu 717-8304 Saturday at 6 pm at
Our Lady of Coromoto in Antriol, in Eng-
lish. Mass in Papiamentu on Sunday at 9
am and 6 pm. 717-4211.
Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios),
Kaya Triton (Den Cheffi). In English, Dutch
& Papiamentu on Sunday at 10 am.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 7:30 pm.
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RESTAURANT PRICE RANGE I WHEN OPEN FEATURES
Bella Vista Restaurant Moderate. Breakfast and Lunch Magnificent Theme Nights: Saturday: Beach Grill; Monday: Caribbean
Sea Side Restaurant at Buddy Dive Resort Dinner during Theme nights only. Night; Friday: Manager's Rum Punch Party
717-5080, ext. 538 Open every day and All-You-Can-Eat B.B.Q
Bistro de Paris Moderate Real French Cooking in an informal setting
Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 46 Lunch and Dinner Superb dishes prepared with care and love by a French chef
(half-way between hotel row and town) 717-7070 Closed Sunday Owner-operated Eat in or Take away
Cactus Blue Moderate Trend Setting Menu
Blvd. J. A. Abraham 16 Dinner Bonaire's newest hot-spot to eat and drink. Margaritas a specialty
(half-way between town and Divi Flamingo) 717-4564 Closed Sunday Owner-operated for top service
Chibi i Restaurantd Bar Moderate-Expensive Get a view of the beach and turquoise sea while enjoying a breakfast buffet or
At the Divi Flamino Beach Resort. Waterfront Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner a la carte lunch and dinner at the 'Chibi Chibi' restaurant & bar.
At the D Flam 17-8285 Resort. WaterrontOpen 7 days Inspiring vistas and the highest standard of cuisine.
Croccantino Italian Restaurant Moderate Bonaire's Most Romantic Restaurant where dining is a delight! Tuscan
Dow ntown at Kaya Grandi 48 717-5025 Dinnerate Chef David prepares exquisite dishes with authentic ingredients. Be served in a
Closed Monday garden setting under floating umbrellas or in air-conditioned comfort.
Take out too.
The Great Escape Moderate Bar-Restaurant poolside -under the thatched roof.
EEG Blvd #97-across from Belmar Breaasts OnlBreakfast Buffet 7:30-10 am every day
717-7488 Happy hours 5 to 7 daily.
The Lost Penguin Low-Moderate Watch the bustle of downtown from this street side Caribbean-style bistro
Across from MCB Bank in downtown Kralendijk Breakfast, Lunch, Early Dinner until 4 pm owned and run by a European educated Master Chef
Call 717-8003. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays and his wife.
Pasa Bon Pizza Bonaire's best. The Real Thing! Freshly prepared pizzas made with the finest ingre-
On Kaya Gob. Debrot Low-Moderate dients. Salads, desserts. Eat min or take away. Nice bar too.
2 mile north o town center. 780-1111 Open from 5-11 pm Wednesday-Sunday Call ahead to eat-in or take out 790-1111
The Bonaire Windsurfing Place Low-Moderate A genuine sandy beach restaurant cooled by the trade winds
At Sorobon Beach Open from 10-6 pm daily, Top quality food and friendly service
Get away from it all. Wednesday night BBQ at 7 pm BBQ night a specialty
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Divi Divi Air. Bonaire's "on time airline" with 16
flights a day between Bonaire and Curaqao. Your first
choice for inter-island travel.
APPLIANCES /TV/ ELECTRONICS/ COMPUTERS
City Shop, the mega store, has the island's widest
selection of large and small home appliances. Fast
service and in-store financing too.
Maduro and Curiel's Bank provides the greatest
number of services, branches and ATMs of any Bon-
aire bank. They also offer investments and insurance.
Hair Affair. Expert hair cutting, styling, facials, wax-
ing and professional nail care.
BICYCLE I SCOOTER/ QUADS
De Freewieler rents scooters and quads; profession-
ally repairs almost anything on two wheels. Sells top
brand bikes. Have your keys made here.
Carib Inn is the popular 10-room inn with top-notch
dive shop and well stocked retail store. Best book trade
on Bonaire. Good prices on regulator repair, dive com-
Dive Friends Bonaire (Photo Tours Divers-Yellow
Submarine) -low prices on the seaside at Kralendijk,
at Caribbean Club, Caribbean Court and the Hamlet
Oasis. Join their monthly cleanup dives and BBQ.
WannaDive They make diving fun while maintain-
ing the highest professional standards. In town at City
Caf6 and at Eden Beach.
Fit For Life at the Plaza Resort Mall. Classes in
Pilates, Aerobics, TaeBo and more. Professional train-
ers, fitness machines and classes for all levels.
The Plantation Has lots of classy furniture and an-
tiques at very compeitive prices. Stop in to see great
teak furniture and Indonesian crafts.
GARDEN SUPPLIES AND SERVICES
Green Label has everything you need to start or main-
tain your garden. They can design, install and maintain
it and offer plants, irrigation supplies and garden chemi-
cals. Incredible selection of pots.
Island Generators has diesel powered generators for
all your electrical needs. Order now and feel secure.
GIFTS, SOUVENIRS AND LIQUOR
The Bonaire Gift Shop has a wide selection of gifts,
souvenirs, liquor, dive watches, digital cameras, things
for the home, T-shirts all at low prices.
The Great Escape Under new management. Quiet and
tranquil setting with pool and luxuriant garden in Bel-
nem. Cyber Cafe, DVD rentals, restaurant and bar.
METALWORK AND MACHINE SHOP
b c b- Botterop Construction Bonaire N.V., offers
outstanding fabrication of all metal products, including
stainless. Complete machine shop too.
Outdoor Bonaire for individually guided kayaking,
hiking, biking, caving, rapelling/abseilen and more
reservations : 791-6272 or 717-4555 E-mail:
Paradise Photo in the Galeries Shopping Center offers
fast, fine processing for prints, slides, items and ser-
vices. Full digital services.
REAL ESTATE / RENTAL AGENTS
Caribbean Homes, "the Refreshing Realtor, special-
izing in luxury homes, condos, lots, rentals and prop-
Harbourtown Real Estate is Bonaire's oldest real
estate agent. They specialize in professional customer
service, top notch properties and home owners insur-
Re/Max Paradise Homes: Lots of Choices-
International/US connections. 5% of profits donated to
local community. List your house with them to sell
Sunbelt Realty offers full real estate, rental, and insur-
ance services. If you want a home or to invest in Bon-
aire, stop in and see them.
Bon Handyman is here if you need something fixed
or built. Ultra reliable, honest and experienced. Electri-
cal, plumbing, woodworking, etc. 717-2345
RESORTS & ACTIVITIES
Buddy Dive Resort offers diving, Adventure Fun
tours including kayaking, mountain biking, cave snor-
keling and exploration.
Benetton, world famous designer clothes available
now in Bonaire at prices less than those in US. For
men, women and children.
Best Buddies and Pearls-Stunning fresh water pearl
jewelry, fashion, gifts, t shirts. Under new manage-
Special Security Services will provide that extra
measure of protection when you need it. Always reli-
Rocargo Freight Air and sea shipments in/out of
Bonaire. Customs agents. Professional and efficient.
TOURIST SERVICES / INTERNET
Make Chat 'n' Browse your headquarters for phone
service, Internet connection, girfts, Brunotti and Reef
featured... In the Sand Dollar Mall.
Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika di
Amor or Skiffy. Hotel pickup.
The Bonaire Windsurfing Place can fulfill all your
windsurfing dreams and more. They offer expert in-
struction, superb equipment on a fine beach. Lunch
and drinks too. BBQ and windsurf videos Wednesday
Antillean Wine Company. You've tried the rest; now
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around the world, kept in a cooled warehouse. Free
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Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
Olivia Justina Janga
~o c 1n a i; re~
|T was born May 14th 1963, and I
Grew up in my grandmother's
house in Sabana, the house with the
chimney. I was the youngest child of
Angel "Boeboe" Janga and Julianita
"Jujuchi" Janga-Soliana. All my mother's
deliveries had been difficult, but when I
was born they had to use forceps and
many things went wrong, and they put
me in an incubator. Apparently they left
me there too long, not knowing what was
going on, and when I came home I didn't
develop the way I should have. My
mother took me to the doctor in Curaqao
and he told her that I'd become spastic
and also that I would have great difficul-
ties speaking. His advice was to send me
to the Monsignor Verriet Institution in
Curacao, an institution for the disabled,
because I needed therapy.
I was three years old when I went there.
My mom didn't want to let me go, but
my grandmother spoke with her and then
she agreed. My father's twin sister, An-
gelica Cicilia, who lived in Curacao,
came to visit me every Sunday and some-
times my mother would come too. In
1971, when I was eight, my mother
passed away. Her new baby had died in
her womb. She was flown to Curacao
where she underwent a caesarian section,
but she died of an infection 10 days later.
My sister Magna had just turned 18.
She'd gotten ajob in Curacao and came
to live with my Aunt Angelica, and every
Sunday she came to visit me too. She
stayed in Curacao for five years and
would take me to Bonaire for vacations
once or twice a year.
My father was still living here with my
sister Airin and our brother Bennie. Our
sister Gerda was already married. In
Curacao I attended the Soeur Hedwig
School. I liked it very much, especially
the drawing and the painting. At school I
also found a friend, Lisette Copra, and
she still is one of my best friends.
One day, when I was 15, my father
came to visit me. He used to come fre-
quently because he was working on a
small cargo boat, the Isidel, which was
sailing between Bonaire and Curacao.
That particular day, however, my father
asked me if I wanted to come back with
him to Bonaire. I told him that I was
really sorry but I couldn't do it because I
wanted to finish my school, and so he
left. The next day I was told that my fa-
ther had never arrived on Bonaire. The
boat with seven people onboard had com-
pletely vanished... B6i Antoin wrote a
book about it. Until today it's a mystery.
Nobody knows what happened. If I'd
gone with my father that day I wouldn't
be alive... that's what I'm always think-
My sister Magna got married on Bon-
aire in 1976. They lived for seven years
in Rincon and then they built a house in
Sabana and they moved there in 1984.
That year, when I became 21, Magna was
called by the Monsignor Verriet Institu-
tion telling her they couldn't keep me
there any longer because I was an adult
now. If my parents wouldn't take me,
they would send me to the Caprilles
Clinic, an institution for the severe men-
tally disabled, as they didn't have another
option. As I am not mentally disabled,
Magna spoke to her husband because she
felt she was the only one in the family
who could take me. She had two chil-
dren, Rigna and Regeline. She had a full-
time job at Fundashon Kas Bonaireano
and her husband had a full-time job too.
So the problem was what to do with me
in the daytime!
She went to the government and every-
body started looking for possibilities. In
December 1985 I started working at
Pasadia del Carifio, now the FKPD, the
center for disabled people, in Rincon. I
"The next day I was told
that my father had never
arrived on Bonaire. The
boat.. the Isidel ..with
seven people onboard had
completely vanished... If
I'd gone with my father
that day I wouldn't be
It wasn't easy; I had left all my friends
behind and had to start all over and I
cried a lot. At Pasadia things weren't as
well organized as they are now and the
work was kind of boring. I did some
drawing, needlework and sewing. But..."
she laughs: "I had my family... and that
made up for many things! For my sister
Magna it was tiring. I would come home
at 4:15 pm when she would still be at
work. She would come rush, rush open
the door for me and her children who
were eight and four at the time, would
come and keep me company. Then she
had to go back to work until 5 pm. For
me it went well. It was cozy with the
little girls, although sometimes they
could be quite annoying little rug rats!
Over the years lots of things have been
improved at the FKPD, and from the mo-
ment Lupe Uranie became the director
everyone is so much happier. We're go-
ing out a lot and I found some good
friends like Margriet Anthony, Lucille
Soliana and Hellen Agostien. They're all
in my group and they help me whenever
it's necessary and also they know me
My sister Magna taught me how to han-
dle money, and I go shopping for the
various groups every day at the local su-
permarket together with Lucille Soliana.
For me it's also therapy because besides
my daily physiotherapy I have to keep on
moving as much as possible.
Over the years my paintings have be-
come much better. I learned how to mix
the colors and my techniques improved
too. Many tourists buy them as they like
them a lot. On my 40th birthday Lupe
organized a big surprise for me: my first
exposition! Everybody was there my
friends, my entire family, all the people
from the FKPD and the newspaper and
TV people! I cried, Lupe cried, Magna
cried and Varenia, my group leader, also
When I am not inspired to paint, I write
notes to my friends on the computer and
to my 'mama-makamba,' Gerda Takes, in
Holland. Last year I took a computer
course for beginners with Rayvah, and I
got my diploma. As I can use only one
hand, FKPD is looking for a special sys-
tem that can be programmed in the com-
puter so it will be easier for me to work
it. Wherever I go, I always take my cam-
era with me because I love to take pic-
tures. I also love to buy birthday presents
for my friends and family.
Last year on Mother's Day I went on a
cruise with my sister Magna, my Aunt
Angelica, my nieces Rigna and Regeline
(who took care of me) and my cousin
Railey. I paid for it myself. I saved my
government allowance thanks to Magna
who's always been like a mother to me
and who lets me keep the money. We left
from Aruba to Puerto Rico, to St. Tho-
mas and from there to Barbados. On the
way back to Aruba an elderly couple dis-
appeared from the ship when we were at
sea and it caused so much commotion
that the ship had to detour. We had to go
to St. Martin, then to Puerto Rico and
then we had to fly back to Aruba."
Olivia asks Varenia, her group-leader,
to get the pictures of the trip and they
show a very elegant Olivia (43) in a bath-
ing suit on a deck chair, in a marvelous
evening dress at the railing, fancy at the
dinner table and, very cute, at a slot ma-
chine in the casino. "I didn't win any-
thing!" she laughs.
"Well, very soon life is going to change
again because of serious health problems
my sister Magna went through. She ad-
vised me to apply for a room in the new
complex the FKPD is building in Niki-
boko North. I didn't want to, but my sis-
ter convinced me because by the time she
really can't take care of me anymore
there might be no room left. I'm going to
live under guidance with my girlfriends
in the same building. I know it will be
hard to leave my family, but Magna told
me I'm always welcome to stay over for
the weekends. So, I think, all in all, it will
be fun. And although I am a sensitive
person I am also a person who adjusts
easily. The FKPD is looking for a possi-
bility to see if I could go to Holland for a
year to improve my painting techniques.
Also, recently, Littman Jewelers
started to sell my art in their gallery in
town, and I hope that the people who will
buy it will enjoy it as much as I did mak-
ing it. My life is good, because by now I
know that life has its ups and downs and
that it is the same for everyone." 1
Story & photo by Greta
This story could have
never been written with-
out the help of Olivia's
sister, Magna Molina, and
her daughter, Rigna, and
Olivia's group leader at
FKPD, Varenia Thomas. I want to thank
them for helping me. G. K.
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
Olivia Justina Janga
2006 European Freestyle Tour
Lake Silvaplana, Switzerland
It's been said that Lake
Silvaplana in Switzerland
is one of the most difficult
destinations for freestylers.
It's one of the big events on
the European Freestyle Wind-
surfing tour. It's about 1,800
meters high, between big
mountains that often have
snow on top even during the
summer. You have to wind-
surf in the cold, icy water you
can see falling into the lake.
The wind is called a ther-
mal wind, meaning that as air
between the mountains heats up, the cold
breeze reinforces its strength and blows
strongly between the mountains. The air
is thin so you have less oxygen to breathe,
and you get tired three times faster than
what you are used to.
One week after the European Freestyle
event in Belgium, Ruben Petresie, our
windsurfing reporter, flew to Milan, Italy.
His report follows:
Day 1: Signup at 10 am and first start at
1 pm. The weather was super cloudy, a
temperature of 50C, slightly rainy and
really cold for the summer, even in Swit-
zerland. So on the first day we did not
expect much to happen really. At mid-
night we had a little champagne celebra-
tion going on because of my birthday.
Ruben makes a winning move
tough. Later that day they finally can-
celled the competition.
Day 3: The single elimination continued
with a slight morning breeze and some
sunshine, meaning that it could be very
promising in the coming hours.
After the riders' meeting, I had to
quickly get ready because of being in the
next heat to start. I was against a new-
comer from Germany, Daniel Standhart. I
asked around how good this guy was ex-
actly because sailing against a newcomer
can be a surprise. I found out after asking
around that he has an old school style. So
I sailed my heat while focusing on not
getting too tired for the next heat because
I felt that Daniel had no chance at all. The
wind was getting very gusty (up and
down) so a lot of heats were on hold or
After I beat the Slovenian freestyler,
Tine Slabe, the wind got a bit stronger.
The quarter finals brought some interest-
ing action. Some of the top sailors made it
through to the semi finals.
And then there was my heat, the most
important heat of the event, you might
actually say of the whole season. I was
facing the strong leader of the European
Freestyle Tour, Germany's talent, Nor-
man Gunzlein, who has had a strong sum-
mer at the World Cup in Fuerte and won
the last event in Belgium. This time I
knew I had to pull out some technical
The heat started off. We did a spock
together and then .....he crashed his clew
first spock. That's when I replied with
exactly the same move successfully while
fully planing. It seems that he got a little
nervous which is unusual for such great
sailor. I pulled out some more switch-
stance combinations and a crowd pleaser,
a flat water punch close to the crowd (see
photo), cameras and the rocks. It was
amazing to hear the crowd going ex-
tremely crazy. I took a look at Norman
but he was crashing again. The heat fin-
ished, and from the water I heard the peo-
ple screaming that I advanced to the semi
finals... That was actually the biggest
surprise of the competition. It meant that
Norman lost points and would not be the
leader of the European Freestyle Tour
In the semi finals we had Germany,
Andre Paskowski; Sweden, Andy Oland-
erson; Italy, Matteo Guazzoni; and me,
Ruben Petrisie from Bonaire.
Well, Andre beat Andy and Matteo beat
Andy and Ruben met in the Losers Fi-
nals while Andre and Matteo were sailing
a pretty interesting final until Andre broke
his foot strap two minutes before the heat
ended. It was a sad moment for Andre
who was really hungry for the event title
It was a happy moment for Matteo, a
specialist in such lake conditions. Matteo
Guazzoni, 2004 European Freestyle
Champion, earned his first place position
after showing some stylish shakas and
switch stance combinations.
Results after single elimination:
1. Matteo Guazzoni (RRD/Simmer)
2. Andre Paskowski (F2/North Sails)
3. Andy Olanderson (JP/NP)
4. Ruben Petrisie (Exocet/The Loft)
5. Michi Rossmeier (Exocet)
5. Remko De Weerd (Fanatic / Gaastra)
Next events coming up:
The House Cafe Cup- Turkey.
World Cup Freestyle Finals in Sylt,
Straight afterwards, a new destination
on the European Freestyle Tour, Anapa,
Russia, The Black Sea Cup.
And at last, the Finals of the European
Freestyle Tour in Premantura, Croatia.
Greetings to all and thanks for reading.
1 Ruben Petrisie
Bonaire Reporter September 1 to 8, 2006
Overall winner, Matteo Guazzonifrom Italy
Sao I Fi E
*to find it... just look up
The Closest Full Moon of the Year, Farthest Moon of the
Year and Use the Moon to Find Uranus
T Ihis September
is very special
in the Sky Park moon
wise because it pays
host not only to the
closest full Moon of
the year but also to
the farthest Moon of
the year. On top of
which you can use
Moon to find the most
difficult of all to find
planets, planet #7,
On the official night
of September's full
Moon, Thursday, Sep-
tember 7th, face east
about an hour after
asunet whee will er Closest time for our moon
sunset where you will
see a fabulously colorful pumpkin orange huge Moon just risen above the horizon.
And believe me it will be huge, not only because it is close to the horizon, which
makes all full Moons look bigger than when they're overhead, but also because it
will be the closest full Moon of the year which will make it look almost 14% larger
than the farthest full Moon of the year which occurred last February. Indeed on Feb-
ruary 13 the Moon was a whopping 252,332 miles away, but next week's full Moon
will be over 30,000 miles closer, only 222,012 miles away. That's further than a trip
circumnavigating the Earth.
But remember, full Moons always look bigger when they're close to the horizon
than they do when they are overhead. So although next week's full Moon will look
bigger than usual even when it's overhead, nevertheless, it will look its very biggest
when it's either rising Thursday evening or setting Friday morning. On top of
which, if you have a pair of binoculars, you can use the full Moon to find the dim-
mest naked eye planet of them all, 32,000-mile-wide Uranus, which just coinciden-
tally next week will be at its closest to Earth for the year only 13/4 billion miles
away. In early evening simply train your binoculars on the Moon and bluish-green
Uranus will be a tiny dot 7 degrees or 14 full Moon widths up and to the right of it.
You'll have to look carefully though because the bright moonlight will be rather
Now some of you may be thinking that since it's September this full Moon should
be the Harvest Moon because usually September's full Moon is. But this year is an
exception. The Harvest Moon this year will not occur until next month, October
6th. You see, the official definition of a Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs
closest to the first day of autumn, the Autumnal Equinox. This year the autumnal
equinox occurs at 12:03 a.m., E.D.T. September 23rd, which means that October's
full Moon is 35 hours closer to the equinox than September's. But next week's full
Moon will be just as beautiful as any September full Moon, Harvest Moon or not.
So what about September hosting the farthest Moon of the year? Well it occurs on
the day before the equinox, the 22nd, when the Moon will be new and a whopping
252,586 miles from Earth. But since it's a new Moon it means it's not visible so
you wouldn't know about it unless we told you. So, have fun with next week's super
close full Moon, use it to find Uranus. O Jack Horkheimer
Sunday, August 27 to
Saturday, September 2, 2006
By Astrologer Michael Thiessen
ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Do not ruffle feathers if possible. Promotions will be
yours if you have acted professionally in times of crisis. Don't let your partner goad
you into wearing your heart on your sleeve. Be aware that minor accidents or injury
may prevail if you are preoccupied. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) You are best to move quickly and to get in good
with the boss. Things have been moving so quickly that you need to do something
physical to release your tension. Look out for those wanting to push you into a dis-
agreement. You'll find travel or involvement in large groups gratifying. Your lucky
day this week will be Sunday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) You haven't been totally honest with yourself and it's
time to review your motives. If they don't like the plan, suggest that they contribute
a little. Don't reveal any personal details. Rethink your motives and make the neces-
sary changes to yourself. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) Secret intrigues could get you into trouble. Don't
blow situations out of proportion. You are exceptional at presenting your ideas.
Friends from your past may come back into your life. Your lucky day this week will
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Catch up on correspondence. You will have a tendency to
put on pounds. Get involved in creative projects that will enhance your earning
power. Satisfy your passionate mood. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) You should get into some of those creative hobbies
that you always said you wanted to do. It may not be the best time to confront em-
ployers or to present your ideas. You will not be able to contain your emotions this
week. Don't be too confident that coworkers are on your side. Your lucky day this
week will be Thursday.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Put in some extra hours and finish those careful jobs
before you move on to some fun and games. Romance appears. Mingle with those
who have similar interests, and you should be able to start something. Difficulties
with your mate may lead to estrangement. Your lucky day this week will be
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) Outbursts of passion may cause arguments with
your mate. You need to do more research before you make your final decision. You
will inspire confidence in others. Friendships will be ruined if you let too many peo-
ple get involved in any disputes. Your lucky day this week will be Friday.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Investments will not be as they appear this
week. Socializing or travel will lead to partnerships. Efforts made to improve your-
self will turn out to your satisfaction. Get busy. Your lucky day this week will be
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) You may be sensitive concerning friends and
their situations. Be prudent and don't be led down the garden path. Money can be
made if you use your ingenuity. You can increase the value of your dwelling. Look
into residential moves that will give you more space. Your lucky day this week will
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Be discreet about any information you uncover.
Be prepared to encounter new friendships that will provide you with valuable infor-
mation. Don't make promises. You will be extremely sensual; take precautions and
don't take any risks. Your lucky day this week will be Friday.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Don't be afraid to say what's on your mind. Your
interests could lead you down avenues you never realized existed. Don't count on
your friends to be loyal when it comes to doing things. Opportunities to travel will
develop through peers. Your lucky day this week will be Friday. 1
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