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Dutch Caribbean Airlines (DCA)
continues to operate on a
sharply curtailed schedule, with mini-
mal flights to Bonaire. Certain guarantees
for the employees and the bookings for
this week contributed to the decision to
keep DCA in operation. The pilots have
also agreed to continue flying for now.
Curagao's Government Executive
Council managed to pay the salaries of
DCA employees last week. Because of
liens placed by creditors on all DCA-
related entities, the Government-owned
Girobank, in cooperation with other
banks, paid the workers with "individual
loans" guaranteed by the Island Territory,
to be recovered after the bankruptcy. The
Executive Council's decision to declare
DCA bankrupt has not taken place be-
cause the Supervision Foundation has to
instruct the Holding Company to have
management request it. However, prior
commitments and foot-dragging on the
part of the parties involved is keeping that
from happening.
Minister of Transport and Communica-
tion, Omayra Leeflang, will be asked to
approach existing airlines to take over
DCA routes.
DCA employees are quite unhappy and
demonstrated against their unfair treat-
ment. Thev foresee serious conseauences

if 600 people lose their jobs three months
before the end of the year. The police
were called as a precaution, after which
the protestors left. Meanwhile, American
Sales & Management, DCA's ground
handler in Miami, is holding current and
former administrators of the airline per-
sonally responsible for its claim of
NAf 1.3 million.

A Former Prime Minister Mirna
Louisa-Godett was asked by the Cura-
cao Prosecutor's Office to come in for
questioning. She is suspected of accept-
ing bribes and participating in a criminal
organization, confirmed Prosecutor
Giselle Veen-Jonkhout. At this time au-
thorities see no reason to arrest Louisa-
Godett, but she remains a suspect. The
case centers on the relation between the
former FOL-led Government and the
Campo Alegre brothel. Ex-Justice Minis-
ter Ben Komproe allegedly tried to cir-
cumvent the mandatory visa requirement
for Colombian and Dominican prostitutes
working at the brothel owned by Gio-
vanni van lerland, who is already serving
time for drug trafficking and money laun-
dering. The resulting investigation

brought down the Mima Godett-led gov-
ernment. Of the total 12 suspects in the
case, five are still locked up including
Mima's brother, Anthony Godett, who
had his pre-trial jail term extended to 60

A If Curagao's PLKP party abandons
the coalition, the island's Executive
Council will no longer have the support
of a majority in the 21-seat Island
Council because the other three members
have only nine seats among them. There
is a possibility that no coalition with a
majority will be formed and that the is-
land will become "ungovernable." (Island
governments cannot "fall" by law.)
The PLKP (3 seats) and the FOL (8), on
the other hand, could form a new coali-
tion with a minimal majority. A problem
is that FOL leader Anthony Godett is in
jail, so that FOL at the moment can guar-
antee only seven seats.
The Central Government is not in dan-
ger of falling because the PLPK is not a
part of it.

A The Exel Aviation Group intends
to start flying Amsterdam-St. Maarten-
Curacao-Amsterdam for the "very com-
petitive" price of NAf 699 in the second
week of December, President and Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) Harm Prins an-
nounced last Friday. However, the final
go-ahead for the flight will depend on
whether Exel takes over Winair's opera-
tions, explained Prins. He said the con-
nections with the two sister islands, Saba
and St. Eustatius, would play an impor-
tant part in the route. Exel is negotiating
with the Central Government, the privati-
zation committee and Winair's trustees to
take over Winair. Prins said he was "quite
confident" that the takeover would be

Young Chefs to Bonaire 5
Chez Lucille Reopens 6
Yoga (Boat Pose) 6
Cooperation Counts 7
Klein Bonaire Swim 8
Seaside Spots (Resort Beaches) 9
Regatta 10
Nina and Tony Show 13
(Wedding Marchena /Boeje) 13
First Birthday Digital FM 14
Pet Prof (Thunder Phobia) 18
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
Police Update 4
Letters (Eating Italian on Bonaire) 5
Vessel List & Tide Table 9
Pet of the Week (Georgie) 12
Classifieds 12
Hit Parade 14
What's Happening 15
Shopping & Dining Guides 16
On the Island Since
(Carmen Martinez) 17
Picture Yourself (Chicago ) 18
Bonaire Sky Park 19
The Stars Have It 19


A The Exel Aviation Group has a
projected income of 250 million euros
this year and will transport an estimated
860,000 passengers. With Caribbean op-
erations added, the airline will pass the
one million euro mark, said CEO Prins.
The company currently has 800 employ-
ees. Exel has 24 aircraft in total, divided
among its nine daughter companies: Hol-
landExel, BelgiumExel, DutchCaribbean-
Exel, GrandaExel, DynamicExel, Alsace-
Exel, BonairExel, ArubaExel and KLM
(Continued on nage 4)

Bonaire Reporter October 8 to October 15, 2004

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2004 The Bonaire Reporter
Published weekly. For information about subscriptions, stories or
advertising in The Bonaire Reporter, phone (599) 717-8988, 791-
7252, fax 717-8988, E-mail to: Reporter@bonairenews.com The
Bonaire Reporter, George DeSalvo, Publisher. Laura DeSalvo,
Editor in Chief. Address: Kaya Gob. Debrot 200-6; Bonaire, Neth.
Antilles. Available on-line at: www.bonairereporter.com
Reporters: Josee Bolduc Frosst, Susan Brown, Desiree, Jack Hork-
heimer, Aubrey Janga, Greta Kooistra, Michael Thiessen,
Features Editor: Greta Kooistra; Translations: Peggy Bakker,
Sue Ellen Felix Distribution: Yuchi Molina (Rincon), Elizabeth
Silberie (Playa); Housekeeping: Jaidy Rojas Acevedo. Printed by:
DeStad Drukkerij

Bonaire Reporter October 8 to October 15, 2004

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(Continuedfrom page 2)
Exel. CuragaoExel started flying Bonaire-
Curagao-St. Maarten-Curagao daily on
October 4.
Passengers in the Antilles can also be-
come members of Exel's frequent flyer
program called Exel Plus. All Exel flights
in the Caribbean and to the Netherlands
are included in the program.

A Rotary District Governor, Dr. Au-
gustin E. La Corte (r.) and his wife,
Elsa, paid a three-day visit to Bonaire.
During the stay they were hosted by the
Bonaire Rotary Club. They toured the
island and visited the Pasa Dia Kariflo in
Rincon and the greenhouse donated by
the Club. In the photo Evert Piar (c.),
Bonaire Rotary President, is presenting
Dr. La Corte with a small gift of apprecia-
tion. Ruud Vermeulen on the left.

A Noted storm forecaster William
Gray of Colorado State University said
that hurricane season will go out with a
whimper rather than a bang. Following
a period in which millions of people in
the Caribbean and along the US Gulf and
Atlantic coasts were on constant hurricane
alerts, an updated storm forecast predicts
October may bring only three more
storms, two of which may become hurri-

canes. Little hurricane activity is expected
in November, Gray said. The Atlantic
season runs from June 1 to November
30. He also said the region should not
expect another season with so many
storms in such a short time. "This year
has been a once-in-a-lifetime kind of
year," Gray said in a written statement.
Nevertheless, with eight weeks left in
the 2004 Atlantic Hurricane season, the
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response
Agency (CDERA) is urging the Carib-
bean to remain vigilant.

A Dolphins, along with lions and ti-
gers, are among the most sought after
items on the animal black market. Those
species as well as parrots, like Bonaire's
lora, are a focus of the 13th Convention
on International Trade in Endangered
Species (CITES) that began in Bang-
kok, Thailand, on October 2. There have
been recent reports of a lone dolphin, cu-
rious about divers, hanging out at the Red
Slave dive site. Check it out.

A' WEB, the island's water and elec-
tricity supplier, has upped its published
fees for special services, in some cases
by 500% (commercial service connection
and reconnection) and now charges for
services that previously were free. For

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C uratao Public Prosecutor Gisele
Veen-Jonkhout reports for Bon-
Court was in session on September 27-
28: M.T. was indicted for murder in the
first degree for killing his girlfriend. The
prosecutor asked for life in prison because
M.T. had been sentenced for 1st degree
murder previously.
11 persons accused of burglaries were
sentenced from six to 26 months.
16 drug couriers were sentenced and
their passports confiscated.
A 17-year-old was sentenced to jail after
he was accused of stealing a phone from a
car. He's had prior arrests.
Two young men accused of assaulting
an SGB student are free but under indict-
ment. Their court case is Nov. 2.
Between September 26 and October 5,
five drug couriers were arrested at Fla-
mingo Airport and their passports confis-
Charles Souriel of the Police Department
reports some of the police activity in the

residential service connection and recon-
nection the fee was merely doubled to
NAf30. These fees apply to existing cus-
tomers who haven't paid their bills and
are effective in January, 2005. In addition,
interest of 1.5% a month will be charged
on the unpaid balance. Other fees also
apply. For more information call WEB at

A In the first official visit since Bon-
aire chose for "close ties with Holland" in
the Referendum, Bonaire hosted the
Dutch officials who would be involved

last week:
September 29 the Zero Tolerance
Team again did traffic control in dif-
ferent parts of Bonaire. They spoke
with 38 different drivers. This number
is considerably fewer than previously,
possibly because the drivers are observ-
ing the laws more carefully.
September 28 the Zero Tolerance
Team received information that there
were illegal persons in a house on
Kaya Apure. An operation was
mounted early in the evening and three
Peruvians, ages 35, 38 and 26, were
apprehended. The three are being held
until their deportation.
October 3, in the early morning the
Flamingo Team at the airport appre-
hended two persons attempting to
leave for Holland on the KLM with
bolitas in their stomachs. One was a
woman, J.E., 25; the other L.D. 32.
Both are being held pending further
investigation. L.D.

in any transi-
tion. The Dutch
Minister re-
sponsible for
the Netherlands
Antilles Th.C.
"Tom" de
Graaf, visited
Bonaire on Oc- Th.C. "Tom" de Graaf
tober 7th. He
met first with Governor Herbert Doma-
cass6, then other government and private
sector leaders.
(Continued on page 5)

Bonaire Reporter October 8 to October 15, 2004

Page 4

(Flotsam and Jetsam. Continuedfrom page 4)


A Want to have something extra
added to your PADI Open Water certi-
fication? Carib Inn now offers a National
Geographic Diver certification. Carib Inn,
a PADI 5-star dive operation had to qual-
ify and meet all standards of the National
Geographic Society to be able to offer this
specialty course. There are three ways to
do it. One is to take the open water course
and add two additional dives which in-
clude training in buoyancy control, navi-
gation and environmental awareness. If
you are already a certified diver, you may
take two extra dives as a National Geo-
graphic Specialty. For the experienced or
advanced diver they can customize the
course. Here is your chance to study our

reefs in detail, choosing your own objec-
tives under the guidance of one of Carib
Inn's experienced instructors. For more
information or to sign up, call Carib Inn at

A The newly opened Pelikan School,
whose motto is "Learning is Fun," had
an open house last week so the commu-
nity could come and see for themselves
how 25 kids between the ages of four and
eight can learn in an environment condu-
cive to study. Although Dutch is the
"official" language in which the lessons
are taught, other languages are heard be-
cause the students come from a variety of
countries. More coverage of the school
will be presented in next week's Reporter.

A new Bonaire Reporter feature:
Announce births, your engagement or
marriage. Send a photo of yourselves to
The Reporter and it will appear in the
newspaper, free of charge. (See page 13)

A Bonaire's
roads are finally
getting repaired.
They are digging
so deep that some
people think that
perhaps they are
really putting in a
subway here on
Kaya Korona.


eady to take off to the Emilia Romagna region of Italy for four weeks of total
immersion in cuisine, Italian style: students from Bonaire and Aruba with
Chef-Teacher Vernon "Nonchi" Martijn (standing right). Bonaire students (in white)
Luthgarda Serberie, Isidro Sinto, Wendly Heredia Vargas and Bram Schmit. Aruba
students (in navy): Nathalie Pieterse, Urvin Croes, Gilberto Theysen and Carrick
Maduro. Not shown, students from Curagao going as well: Matsyendra Cijntje,
Ashari Mendes Neves, Jurina Altagracia and Darryn Cristina. O L.D.

Dear Editor:
I've been coming to Bonaire for the last 11 years and I've discovered that Bonaire
has two wonderful Italian restaurants. Where else could you find great Tuscan din-
ing in the Caribbean and great carpacchio (raw beef with fresh parmesan). Not
only that, the service is very personalized, warm and wonderful. The sauces and
pastas are always fresh and wonderful. After the best diving, why not enjoy a won-
derful Italian meal in Bonaire?
Joan Liva, New York

Bonaire Reporter October 8 to October 15, 2004


Page 5



Nick Davies, Harbour Village Resort General Manager, and her sons, Jean-
Paul and Maurice, introduce Lucille.

About 200 of her closest friends joined well-known restaurateur, Lucille
Martijn, as she reopened her Chez Lucille restaurant in the Harbour Village
Resort. Lucille said she will continue her popular menu and include several excit-
ing additions as well. Chez Lucille's dishes will continue to be competitively
priced despite the posh new surroundings and are inclusive of all charges except
the 5% sales tax O G.D.


Ifphysicalflexibility is your sole aim in yoga, you are disconnecting yourself
from its real purpose: integration. Ifyou practice with the intention to integrate
body, mind, breath and heart, then you will become more flexible, but it will be a
truly balanced flexibility within a larger purpose and perspective. "
Donna Farhi

It's Regatta
week here
on Bonaire. I
thought it would
be very fitting to
explain more
about Navasana,
the boat pose.
Nava means
"boat," and this
asana gets its
name because
the posture re-
sembles the V-
shaped keel of a
boat. This asana
strengthens the
spinal region, the
abdominal wall and hip flexor muscles.

Swing your legs up as you sit squarely
on your buttocks. Straighten your back
and legs to create a V-shaped angle. The
level of your eyes and toes should be the
same. Lift your chest, straighten your
arms to the side of your knees. Try not
to let your boat sink. To help with bal-
ance you can keep your hands on the
floor and bend your knees if you need

to. The lift and balance from this pose
comes from your abdomen, back and
hips. Keep your eyes focused on a point
in front of you and flow with your
Watch your breath as you might watch
the waves of the ocean, endlessly arising
and endlessly descending.
Hold Navasana for five breaths and
repeat three to five times. Desire

Bonaire Reporter October 8 to October 15, 2004

Don and Desiree of "Yoga For You" offer classes from beginners to advanced
Call 717-2727,785-7688

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At the signing: Elska Lucia (Treasurer, Villa Antonia), Maritza Martis (President,
Kai Minima), Mary Tjin-a-Sjoe (2nd Secretary, FKBGB), Miriam Frans (Secretary,
Kokari), Edith Strauss-Marsera (President, FKBGB), Boy Clarinda (President, Ko-
kari, Rincon), Commissioner James Kroon. Seated: Antonio Nicolaas (Secretary,

W here would Bonaire's elderly
"60 plusses" be without a
place to gather, to socialize and just get
out of their lonely houses? So many of
the elderly are leading solitary lives and
feeling despondent that a group of con-
cerned people decided to do something
about it. As Edith Strauss-Marsera says,
"So many of the elderly become de-
pressed when they are left alone at
home." The foundation, Kuido I Bie-
nestar di Grandinan di Boneiru
(FKBGB) (foundation for aid and wel-
fare for the elderly of Bonaire) was es-
tablished and the first clubhouse

(pasadia) where people could come for
the day was set up as Pasadia Cocari in
Rincon in 1998. Later that year another
one, Pasadia Ka'i Minima, was opened
in Tera Cora. Then in 2002 the Pasadia
Villa Antonia opened in Antriol. It's
taken a lot of hard work, time and en-
ergy and cooperation and support of the
community to keep these pasadia
houses open.
As the staff of the three pasadia
houses met together they discovered
they all had many of the same prob-
lems. Together they could be stronger,
work more professionally and guide the

elders in their activities. Last week, rep-
resentatives of the three houses con-
vened and signed an agreement that
they would work together and establish
an office at Villa Antonia where a full
time paid person could take care of all
the administrative duties of the three
houses. Bea van der Harst (see "On the
Island Since..." The Reporter 1-31-03),
a woman active in the geriatric field for
many years, was hired. (All the other
people who work at the houses are vol-
At Villa Antonia, for instance, there
are 27 elderly people who come to
spend the day three times a week. They
have breakfast and lunch, always famil-
iar local food that is freshly made. They
play dominoes, cards, do crafts and nee-
dlework and in general have a good
time. Once a month they are taken on
an outing most recently to Mangazina
di Rei and to Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku
Park. Something is always happening
there for holidays with special meals
and decorations. Several times a year
young school children come to visit and
have an opportunity to hear stories of
old times from the elderly folk.
Because the Government is only able
to contribute a relatively small amount
(NAf500 a month for example to Villa
Antonia) the groups, in order to keep
on, must rely on themselves (each
member pays NAf7,50 per day) and on
sponsors who give gifts of money or
things like rice or potatoes.
If you would like to contribute, call
the overall coordinator, Juliana Angela,
at 717-4339. Or call Bea at Villa Anto-
nia, telephone 717-2680. O L.D.

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L ast year there were 199 swimmers, but this year the 4t Annual Swim to Klein
Bonaire went over the top with nearly 230 people in the water. Even more
bought tickets and helped fund raise for Jong Bonaire.
The huge and enthusiastic crowd gathered to get a warm up from Rosita Paiman of
Fit 4 Life. Then they were off, pouring into the sea like migrating lemmings. The
strong current from the north set the majority of the swimmers to the south, making
their trip to Klein longer than normal. Eighteen volunteered boats accompanied the
swimmers and brought most of them back after they'd reached Klein. Ruben van
Eldik, seven year old son of Agnes van Dyke and Ap van Eldik, was the first to reach
Klein Bonaire. Way to go, Ruben!
This was a community-wide event with so many people and businesses jumping in
to help. Thanks too to Croccantino's Elizabeth Wigny who, for the fourth year in a

Elizabeth Wigny of Croccantino Italian
Restaurant prepared and donated the
250 mealsfor the swimmers.
E >

It wasn't really a race, but thefastest
times were recorded by Pieter Zweers
and Valerie Eman, a 17-year-old
swimmer from Aruba, who beat
Pieter, the former top swimmer, by
about a minute. For the last three
years of the event Pieter has always
been first back to the beach.

row, with her able assis- -
tants, made that delicious
pasta salad lunch for each
and every swimmer. The
staff of Jong Bonaire,
spearheaded by Jong Bon-
aire Assistant Manager and -
Coordinator Mabel Nava,
did a monumental job of
getting the event organized.
Mabel says, "A lot of peo-
ple working together made
this a big success. This was'-
not a race. It's a collective
challenge. Everyone is a Oswaldo Melcherts, often seen around town in his
winner!" motorized wheelchair, is helped into the water by his
Thanks to all who put the swimming coaches, Monique Reichert and Gemma
swim together. It's become van der Linden. Alan Gross photo
a tradition on Bonaire that
keeps getting bigger and bigger...and all for a very good cause Jong Bonaire, the
after-school program for Bonaire's high school students. O L.D.

Sponsors: Flamingo Communications, BonFysio, Croc-
cantino, Consales, Firgos, Obersi Dew Point, Freewinds,
Eden Beach Resort, Bongo's, WannaDive, ScubaVision.

Chase boats were provided by: Buddy Dive, Capt. Don's
Habitat, Harbour Village Marina, Sea Turtle Conservation
Bonaire, Bonaire National Marine Park and the cruising
sailboat community.

Bonaire Reporter October 8 to October 15, 2004

Page 8




T here is nothing more pleasurable to
some than to be able to order their
strawberry daiquiri or to grab a bite to eat
while enjoying the beautiful weather on
the beaches of Bonaire. Unlike the rugged
spots I've been discovering, only resorts
can offer such amenities, and lucky for us,
there are plenty of them on the island. I
was surprised to find such relaxing and
different ambiances at these seaside spots.
You should note that some resorts will
charge a nominal fee to access their

Buddy Dive Resort
There is no natural beach at Buddy Dive;
however, do not let this keep you from
visiting the resort. At Buddy Dive, you
will find a wonderful white-sand beach
area on top of a cliff with a superb view of
Klein Bonaire. There are stairs leading
down the cliff to the warm waters of the
Caribbean Sea, but note that the water is
quite deep. Many will enjoy snorkeling
along the cliff's edge to identify the
aquatic life in the area. After a refreshing
swim, what better to do than catch a few
rays with a refreshing drink and a good

Divi Flamingo
You will find an unusual beach at Divi
Flamingo. Because of the resort's loca-

tion, the resort's management did have to
think outside the box to provide a wonder-
ful beach area to their visitors, and they
have achieved it. You will find many
beach chairs and umbrellas to provide
some much needed shade on their man-
made peninsula. The entry into the water
from the small sandy beach is quite rocky
for a few meters, but you do not need to
wear your booties because after these few
meters, the sea floor is of beautiful white
sand. Many visitors swim the distance to
the floating platform where they have a
wonderful time enjoying themselves.

Eden Beach Resort
Eden Beach Resort is host to a small
tranquil beach. The ambiance at this
beach is one of the utmost relaxing of the
resorts I've visited. There is no row after
row of beach chairs lining the beach at this
resort, only a handful of chairs scattered
around the beach under the palm trees.
The entry to the water is very rocky, but
you will not necessarily need to wear your
booties to help you get into the water. As
you relax on this quiet beach, the activities
on the pier as divers get ready to leave for
or return from their diving expeditions will
provide you with some great people

Lion's Dive Resort
As at Buddy Dive Resort, Lion's Dive
Resort has its white-sand beach area on
top of a seaside cliff. This area has many
wonderful shady spots for you to keep out
of the sun should you want to. Its quiet
ambiance is the perfect place to finish
your latest paperback and enjoy a cold
drink. From this area you only need to go
down some stairs to reach
the miniature beach at wa-
ter level. I am sure you
will find some special
snorkeling spots to keep
you occupied for some
time while identifying the
sea creatures near the cliff.
When you're done relax-
ing, how about a mid-day

Plaza Resort
The beach at Plaza Re-
sort is the longest natural
beach of all the resorts
I've visited in Bonaire.
The many
palm trees
found on
the beach
spots to
settle and Bi. -
relax dur-
ing the .
heat of the
day. If
you do not
like to Pla:

stay idle for too long, why not go snorkel-
ing for a while. You will be amazed at the
amount of fish that you will spot near the
Plaza beach and some fish are 'that big.'
A little thirsty from your snorkeling expe-
dition? I am sure you will find something
to quench your thirst at the beach bar. O
Josee Bolduc Frosst

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KRALENDIJK TIDES (Heights in feet, FT)
Remember: Winds and weather can further influence the local tides
10-08 4:51 0.9FT. 20:18 1.8FT. 31
10-09 5:11 0.9FT. 21:03 1.7FT. 37
10-10 5:20 1.0FT. 11:24 1.4FT. 14:39 1.3FT. 21:48 1.6FT. 47
10-11 5:14 1.1FT. 11:22 1.4FT. 16:12 1.2FT. 22:30 1.5FT. 59
10-12 4:56 1.1FT. 11:36 1.5FT. 17:39 1.2FT. 23:23 1.4FT. 71
10-13 0:19 1.3FT. 4:32 1.2FT. 11:57 1.6FT. 19:15 1.1FT. 82
10-14 2:08 1.2FT. 3:50 1.1FT. 12:31 1.7FT. 21:05 1.0FT. 90
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Akka Jeanius Sagitarius, Aruba
Angie Karacoli, Venezuela Sandpiper, USA
Alegria, USA Leprechaun Santa Maria, Sweden
Alaluya Lucky Lobster, Anguilla Scintilla, Germany
Alina Luna C. USA Sea-ista
Aloah Macaby, Netherlands Side by Side
Acaroa, Curagao Madrigal Maggie Sirius
Baku Makai Skylark 2
Bon Vivant Marathon Sol y Mar
Bright Sea Marvin Sommer Fuglen
Camissa, Chan Is. Marnel IV Sojourner
Cap du Long, Curagao Melody, Curagao Sylvia K
Cape Kathryn Michelle Synergy, St Martin
C'est la Vie, St. Martin Moon Rice Sylvester, USA
Casse Tete V, Curagao Natural Selection, USA Teshi, Aruba
Chacuco Ninfa di Awa, Curagao Ti Amo, USA
Chamba II, Curagao Nessie, Aruba Tilu
Dauntless, Curagao Oasis Time Out
Delphinius One Way Wind Tothill
Dos Primu, USA Ottifant Tu-Tutt
Dream Catcher, I USA Paganini II Ty Dewi, USA
ElSabor Pamela Jean Tween
Escapade Papyro Ulu Ulu, USA
Eva Luna, Aruba Pastime Unicorn, Norway
Fan-Fan Phryne Varedhuni, Germany
Flying Cloud, USA Pomona Ventura II, Costa Rica
Frajola Precocious Gale, USA Venus Callipyge
Gatsby, USA Propinquity,, Curagao Volare, Venezuela
Gosi RBTT, Curagao Windboer Ill
Grey Lady Revid Wind Hush II, Curagao
Guaicamar I, Venezuela. Reved Windmiller, Canada
Honalee, USA Reward Ya-T, BVI
Hotel California Too, USA Rumbacon Zahi, Malta
lliza Safari
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T he 37th Bonaire Re-
gatta's official open-
ing began with a Nations
Flag Parade of 24 countries
and a spirited address by
Governor Herbert Doma-
cass6. Stands lined the
Promenade from City Caf6
to Wilhelmina Park with
satellites at Karel's Beach
Bar and Regatta House.
The streets were filled with
people for the first night of
the Festival.
As we go to press there
are 29 yachts entered, 22
Optimists, 23 Sunfish, 3
beach cats, 3 lasers and 46
windsurfers in all classes.
They will be joined by the
Fishing Boats and the Mi-
croboats, ensuring that this
Regatta will be one of the
largest ever.
Early Monday morning
the racing began with the Just before the start of thefirst race, a rainbow lit
start of the Around the Is- the sky above the Venezuelan yacht Volare
land Race, and for the non-
race classes, the Lac Bay Race. A squall passing to the
south briefly offered strong wind, and a rainbow was high
in the sky to the north. The J-24s were the first off, fol-
lowed by the racing, open and cruising classes. There
were lots of familiar boats like the record holder of the
race at 6 hours-15 minutes, the Santa Cruz 70, Hotel Cali-
fornia Too, and the J-24 Chamba II as well as new entries

like the Jenneau 37,
Melody, and Jenneau
36, Avaroa If. Multi-
ple Regatta winner
Tambu was racing un-
der a new name, Tu-
Tuut, with a Bonairean
crew captained by Lele
The Sunfish, Laser,
Beach Cats, and Opti-
mist classes followed;
then came the wide
board IMCO
(Olympic) class wind-
surfer races. These
race in Kralendijk Bay
while the rest of the
windsurf competition
is in Lac Bay.
Freestyle windsurf-
ing, the Microboats
and the Fishing Boats
will race after The Re-
porter goes to press.
The winner and first
boat to cross the finish A favorite in the Regatta Opening Nations' Parade was a
line in the Lac Bay race belly dancer from Lebanon.
was Eleanor de Haas'
Synergy, from St Maarten.
The first boat to cross the finish line in the Around the Island Race was Hotel
California Too, but she couldn't save her time and Volare won on handicap.

Tu Tuut is the former Regatta winner Tambu. Wind Hush II, aformer Bonaire race winner now The biggestfleet was the Optimist bolstered by a con-
We'll see she can do it again asked in Curaao, is second in her classtainer-full ofCuraa oa
We'll see f sh e ando it again, based in Curacao, is second in her class. (ontz nued on page I) )

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Regatta (Continuedfrom page

Complete results will
be in next week's issue of
The Reporter.
Early Tuesday morning
a passing squall reversed
the wind to south west-
erly in the Kralendijk an-
chorage making for a
rough and dangerous
time. Luckily for most of
the Regatta fleet it lasted
only a few minutes.
However, the Cruising
Class racer Dauntless, a
Cutlass 27 from Curaqao,
broke free of her mooring
and was driven ashore.
Although she grounded
on sand there was damage
to her keel and she cannot
continue racing.

Head Judge, Hernan
Salcedo from Colombia,
announced that the Co-
lombian Government, in
an effort to promote tradi-
tional sailing, will trans-
port Fishing Boats willing
to participate in a regatta
on the Colombian resort
island of Providenqiales
next June. The announce-
ment may help to breathe
new life into the class
which has diminished in
the last few years. The
Fishing Boats began rac-
ing Wednesday. [ G.D.

Yacht Dauntless on the beach. She was lifted off by
crane the next morning.



Thursday October 7th 2004
1000-1700 Sailing Races Kas di Regatta
1100-1300 Kayak Races Kas di Regatta
1230-1300 Press Briefing Kas di Regatta
1400-1730 DJ Music/Activities Kas di Regatta
1500-1700 Fishing Boat Races Kas di Regatta
1500-1800 Windsurfing Kids Races Sorobon Beach
1600-1800 Micro Boat Races/Swimming Contest Kas di Regatta
1600-2000 After the Race Happy Hour Kas di Regatta
1730-1900 Working Boat Parade Kralendijk Harbour
1830-2300 3rd Int'l Ladies Softball Tournament La Sonrisa Ball Park
2000-0100 Regatta Festival Regatta Boulevard
Friday October 8th 2004
1000-1700 Sailing Races Kas di Regatta
1200-1230 Press Briefing Kas di Regatta
1400-1900 Music/Activities Kas di Regatta
1400-1800 3rd Int'l Ladies Softball Tournament La Sonrisa Ball Park
1500-1700 Fishing Boat Races Kas di Regatta
1500-1700 Windsurfing Kids Races Sorobon Beach
1600-1730 Micro Boat Races/Swimming Contest Kas di Regatta
2000-2130 Awards Ceremony/Closing Regatta Kas di Regatta
2130-0300 Regatta Festival Regatta Boulevard
Saturday October 9th 2004
1000-1800 Final Ladies Softball Tournament La Sonrisa Ball Park
1600-1800 12th Niki Tromp Youth Bike Show St. Bernardus School
2000-0300 Closing Regatta Festival Regatta Boulevard

A *For Kayak Races, contact Andre Nahr at Bonaire Dive and Adven-
ture tel. (599717) 2227
For the Working Boat Parade, contact Capt. Ulf Pedersen of
Woodwind at tel. 5607055
/For the Niki Tromp Youth Bike Show, contact Mr. Churney Bomba
at tel. (599717) 6873 or (5999) 5684565
*For the 3rd International Ladies Softball Tournament, contact
Edsel Pieter at 7860406

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so both dogs who were listed in this col-
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Jan. 10- June 10. Budget 500-700,00 NAF
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needs a little fixing, NAf1500 Tel. 717-

Classic Sailor
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construction, about 21' long.
Fiberglassed in and out for
minimal maintenance. Two
time winner of Bonaire Re-
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sail. Bargain at NAf 9,999.
One of the last of its kind.
Call 717-8988 or 785-6125.

For Sale: A Jeep Daihatsu Terios, 2002,
in very good condition. Tel:566-4119

For sale: Almost new stroller, NAf 100.
Tel. 717-7977

T his photo doesn't show just how
silky and shiny little "Georgie's"
luxurious coat is. This pup, with an out-
standing personality, is about five to six
months old and has nearly reached his
ultimate size he's only about five kilos.
He's such a gentle, easy going type that
all the other much younger puppies in
the kennel just love to play with him.
Georgie is inquisitive, fun and will re-
spond well to training, according to the
expert staff at the Shelter. He's been
checked out by the vet and is healthy,
had his tests and shots and is ready to go.
The adoption fee of NAf 105 includes all o
these services plus the sterilization fee. "Georgie"
To meet Georgie, visit the Bonaire Ani-
mal Shelter on the Lagoen Road, open
Monday through Friday 8 am to 2 pm, Sat- and Ashley, have all been adopted! Con-
urdays until 1. Tel. 717-4989. gratulations to all! There have been 126
Our recent Pets of the Week, Gary, Rudy adoptions so far this year. O L.D.

OCTOBER 18 to 30.
Animal Shelter's Community-wide Program

Tell Your Neighbors!
T he planning for the Z, ri
massive Sterilization
Program, from October 18 to
30 is coming along well. The
veterinarians will be arriving
soon; the operating room is
nearly complete as are the
tables and other fixtures. Res-
ervations are being taken now
at the Shelter for dogs to be
sterilized. Call them at 717-
4989 to make a reservation
and they'll contact you later
for an exact appointment.
Shelter Manager Jurrie
Mellema reports that so far
there have been 55 reserva-
tions. "We want to do a good
job here," he says. "We don't
want to have rush jobs. We
hope to sterilize between 200
to 300 dogs. The dogs we are
targeting are those who run
freely in the streets and who
are not owned by anyone but Shelter Manager Jurrie Mellema and carpenter
are fed by someone." Frensel Marcera working on some of the operating
Support for this Herculean tables to be used for the Sterilization Program In the
endeavor (which has been foreground are the "preparation" tables.
talked about for many years
but has never before come to
fruition) has come from many different companies and individuals, but the Shelter
could still use some sponsors to help to pay for car rentals and dive tanks to be donated
to the veterinarians who are volunteering their time and services for free. If you can
help, it would be much appreciated. If you wish to be an anonymous donor that's fine
too. This is a project that can be super-successful with community-wide support. OL.D

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arrived in Bonaire in 1996 from Vene-
zuela, never having painted before.
Something about the island touched her
and she began painting profusely. Her
studies of island flora, the birds and
even the undersea she infuses with ex-
plosions of color but still with a delicacy
in rendering. You can't call her work
"naif." She's leapfrogged over that into
producing paintings that come from a
mature but fanciful mind.
Tony Trinidad portrays real Bonairean
scenes in a straightforward but some-
times wistful manner. His images are
clear and his colors are true. There is
nothing unfinished about his paintings.
We get the whole story and it's a very

Tony was the musical talent that eve-
ning, serenading the guests with his mel-
low voice, singing traditional Bonairean
Stop by the Cinnamon Gallery and see
these two talents for yourself while the
exhibit lasts until November 3. Other
artists' works are hanging as well. Cin-
namon Gallery is at Kaya A.P.L. Brion
#1, just off Kaya Grandi, behind Banco
di Caribe. O L.D.

ne of the island's favorite people, Desiree Marchena, TCB coordinator, re-
cently married Jack Boeje in a small ceremony in Saba. Jack is the owner of
the Harley Davidson dealership in Curagao. Desiree arrived at the wedding on the back
of a Harley driven by Jack. She wore a long satin skirt and a metal "bustier," designed
to mimic Jack's tattoo. Queenly as always, Desiree wore a rhinestone tiara and carried
a bouquet of silk flowers designed by Hecky of Showcase Bonaire. O L.D.
Readers are invited to send their photos of their engagement or wedding to The Re-
porter. The photo will be printed, free ofcharge.

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New! Usually 9:00pm

(Jamie Foxx)
Early Show (usually 7pm)
The Clearing

Kaya Prinses Marie
Behind Exito Bakery
Tel. 717-2400
Tickets NAf10,50 (incl. Tax)
High Schoolers NAf 7,75
SATURDAY 4 PM Two Brothers
Cat Woman

Thursday, October 7- REMAX ANNI-
VERSARY PARTY at 6-8:30 pm at the
Re/Max office in the Palm Gallery.
Thursday, October 7- Regatta Boat Pa-
rade 5:30-dusk. Kralendijk Bay
Saturday, October 9-Grand Opening of
Caribbean Club Conference Room. HH
drinks, BBQ snacks, Irish singer Dave
Mullins, Kibra Hacha Dancers. 7 pm, Car-
ibbean Club at Hilltop. 717-7901.
Until November 3 Cinnamon Art Gal-
lery show of paintings by Nina Ledezma
and Tony Trinidad, open weekdays 9-12,
2-5 or by appointment. Kaya A.P.L. Brion
#1, just off Kaya Grandi, behind Banco di
Caribe. Tel.717-7103 or 786-9563.
October 3-10-37th Annual Bonaire In-
ternational Sailing Regatta (see page 11
for the remaining Regatta schedule)
October 8-9-3rd International Ladies
Softball Tournament, Sonrisa Ballpark at
Tera Cora. Dance Friday at Tera Cora
Ranch: Music by Glenn and Friends; Dj.
Juan Danger, and Dj. Shanon Isabella.
Sunday, Oct. 10th at 5 pm at KonTiki,
The Down Town Dixie Society band from
the Netherlands. There will be snacks and
drinks. Entrance is free. This concert is
sponsored by Budget Rent-a-Car.

Sunday -Live music 6 to 9 pm while en-
joying a great dinner in colorful tropical
ambiance at the Chibi Chibi Restaurant
& Bar. Open daily 5 to 10 pm. Live Fla-
Bingo with great prizes, starts 7 pm, Divi
Monday -Soldachi Tour of Rincon, the
heart of Bonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call
Maria 717-6435
Monday -Rum Punch Party on the beach
at Lion's Dive. Dutch National Products
introduces Time Sharing and how to save
on your next vacation. 6:15 to 7 pm
Tuesday-BonaireTalker Dinner/
Gathering at Gibi's Terrace-6:30pm
-call Jake at 717-6773 or e-mail
jake@bonairetalk.com for more infor.
Tuesday -Harbour Village Tennis, Social
Round Robin 7 to 10 pm. $10 per person.
Cash bar. All invited. Call Elisabeth Vos at
565-5225 /717-7500, ext. 14.
Wednesday -Meditation at Donkey
Beach from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Open to all.
Call S.H.Y. 790-9450
Wednesday -Sand Dollar Manager's
Cocktail Party, Mangos Bar and Restaurant
Friday -Manager's Rum Punch Party,
Buddy Dive Resort, 5:30-6:30 pm
Friday- Open House with Happy Hour
at the JanArt Gallery at Kaya Gloria #7,
from 5-7 pm.
Saturdays during summer Rincon Mar-


sh6 opens at 6 am 2 pm. Enjoy a Bo-
nairean breakfast while you shop: fresh
fruits and vegetables, gifts, local sweets
and snacks, arts and handicrafts, candles,
incense, drinks and music.
Every day by appointment -Rooi
Lamoenchi Kunuku Park Tours Authen-
tic Bonairean kunuku. $12 (NAf12 for
Bonaire residents). Tel 717-8489, 540-
Daily- The Divi Flamingo Casino is open
daily for hot slot machines, roulette and
blackjack, Monday to Saturday 8 pm- 4
am and Sunday 7 pm- 3 am.

Sunday- Discover Our Diversity Slide
Show, Buddy Dive at the pool bar, 7 pm
Wednesdays (2nd and 4th) Turtle Conser-
vation Slide Show by Andy Uhr. Carib
Inn seaside veranda, 7 pm
Friday- Week in Review Video Presenta-
tion by the Toucan Dive Shop at the
Plaza's Tipsy Seagull, 5 pm. 717-2500.
Friday- The Captain Don Show- Conver-
sation, fun, yars, a few slides. Guaranteed
85% true. Aquarius Conference Room.
Captain Don's Habitat 8:30 pm Tel. 717-

Bonaire Arts and Crafts (Fundashon
Arte Industrial Bonieriano) 717-5246 or
The Bonaire Swim Club- Contact Valarie
Stimpson at 785-3451 or Valrie@telbonet.an
Cinnamon Art Gallery Volunteers to
help staff gallery during the day. Contact
Wendy Horn, at 717-3902 or 785-9700.
Bonaire National Marine Park 717-8444.
Bonaire Animal Shelter -7174989.
Donkey Sanctuary 560-7607.
Jong Bonaire (Youth Center) 717-4303.
Sister Maria Hoppner Home (Child
Care) Tel. 717-4181 fax 717-2844.
Special Olympics Contact Delno
Tromp, 717-7659

AA meetings every Wednesday; Phone 717-
6105; 560-7267 or 717- 3902.
Al-Anon meetings every Monday eve-
ning at 7 pm. Call 790-7272
Bridge Club Wednesdays, 7:30 pm at
the Union Building on Kaya Korona,
across from the RBTT Bank and next to
Kooyman's. All levels invitedNAf5 entry fee.
Call Cathy 566-4056.
Darts Club plays every other Sunday at
City Caf6. Registration at 4, games at 5.
Tel. 717-2950, 560-7539.
Kiwanis Club meets at APNA Plaza,
Kaya International, every other Tuesday,
7 pm. Tel. 717-5595, sec. Jeannette Rodri-
Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th
Thursday of the month at 8 pm at Kaya
Sabana #1. All Lions are welcome.
Rotary lunch meetings Wednesday, 12
noon-2 pm Rendez-Vous Restaurant,
Kaya L.D. Gerharts #3. All Rotarians are
welcome. Tel. 717-8454

Mangazina diRei, Rincon. Enjoy the view
from 'The King's Storehouse" while learning
about Bonaire's history and culture and visit
typical homes from the 17th century. Daily. Call
717-4060 or 790-2018
Go to the source. Visit the 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,
Museum and Visitors' Center. Open
daily 8 am-5 pm. Closed on some holidays.
Sunday at Cai- Live music and dancing
starts about 12 noon at Lac Cai. Dance to
the music of Bonaire's popular musicians.

]annPwIf_ eIXG

Marshes Rincon
Saturday, October 9th
Marshes Rincon celebrates Grand Regatta Closure

*The Foyan Boys and DJ Edison will entertain from
early in the morning till 4 pm.
*Our booths will display art, handicrafts and
souvenirs. Lots more for sale
*Indulge yourself with our delicious local dishes,
grill, sweets and more.
*From early sunrise breakfast to late afternoon
Warapa refreshment
eSoldachi Tours show you the Rincon area. Alta Mira
Nature Walking Tour at 6:30 am. Town Walking tour at
9:30, Bus Tour at 10. Call Maria at 717-6435 to reserve.

Come enjoy our Culture
Nos ta wardabo (We expect you)

Rincon Marshe- every Saturday 6 am to
3 pm. Open market in Bonaire's historic
town. Soldachi Tours show you the Rin-
con area. Alta Mira
Nature Walking Tour at 6:30 am. Town
Walking tour at 9:30, Bus Tour at 10.
Call Maria at 717-6435 to reserve.

International Bible Church of Bonaire-
Kaya Amsterdam 3 (near the traffic circle)
Sunday Services at 9 am; Sunday Prayer
Meeting at 7:00 pm in English. Tel. 717-8332
Protestant Congregation of Bonaire.
Wilhelminaplein. Services in Papiamentu,
Dutch and English on Sundays at 10 am.
Thursday Prayer Meeting and Bible
Study at 8 pm. Rev. Jonkman. 717-2006
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, Kaya Sabana #26 Sundays
8:30 11:30 am. Services in Papiamentu,
Spanish and English.
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
English. Mass in Papiamentu on Sunday at
9 am and 6 pm. 717-4211.
Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios),
Kaya Triton (Den Cheffi). Services in Eng-
lish, Dutch & Papiamentu on Sunday at
10 am. Wednesday Prayer Meeting at
7:30 pm. 717-2194
New Apostolic Church, Meets at
Kaminda Santa Barbara #1, Sundays, 9:30
am. Services in Dutch. 717-7116.

Send events to The Bonaire Reporter
Email reporter@bonairenews.com
Tel/Fax. 717-8988, Cel. 791-7252

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Bonaire Reporter October 8 to October 15, 2004

Page 16


I[' he situation in Colombia was
I critical. I was just separated
from the father of my children and I
couldn't find work. So, when a friend
of mine who was working in Curaqao
came on vacation to Barranquilla, she
told me she knew of someone in Bon-
aire who needed someone to take care
of him, stay with him and do the house-
keeping as he wasn't healthy. He paid
for my ticket and I came to Rincon. Af-
ter three months I went back to pick up
my two youngest children, Angie and
Alex, who were nine and 12 at the time.
My two eldest daughters, Marie Luz
and Monica, stayed in Colombia. Marie
Luz was already married and Monica
stayed with an aunt.
Life in Rincon was just nice; we had
goats and chickens and dogs and cats.
The children adapted immediately. I
bought them bicycles; they played with
the donkeys; Alex would catch iguanas
and make iguana stoba for his sister.
For five years we lived a quiet and
very happy life. Then the man I was
working for got sick and went to Cura-
qao where he died. I was very sad be-
cause he had helped us a lot. But we
had to go on. The landlord let me take
over the rent of the house. It wasn't
much, and I worked other houses -
washing, cleaning, ironing until I got a
contract with Moreno Binelli at Croc-
cantino as a dishwasher, a steady job
from 4 pm until midnight. That was the
seventh year that we were here.
We moved to Playa because Alex was
going to HAVO and Angie to MAVO,
and it was more convenient to work as I
didn't have a car. I was very happy with
the job; I could stay home all day and
make breakfast and lunch for the chil-
dren and be with them until I went to
work. They never gave me any trouble,
and I wasn't a very strict mom; I simply
raised them with lots of love. Sundays
we would go swimming at the delicious
beach of Hotel Bonaire. Even though it
wasn't allowed we would take our food
and lemonade and sit in a little corer.
When Angie finished MAVO she fell
in love with a Curaqaoleno and went to
live in Curaqao where she had her baby.
I left everything to be with Angie who
was crying for her mama and helped
her with the baby. There was no prob-
lem going there; we all had our Dutch
In the meantime, my second daughter,
Monica, had been to Bonaire several
times, but she never really liked it and
was working as a stewardess on a
Venezuelan cruise ship. Marie-Luz, my
eldest, had been to Bonaire once with
one of her children, but she had her
husband, her children and her work in

Colombia. So, after being one year with
Angie in Curaqao, I had enough and
went to Aruba.
I went to live with my son Alex and
his Dutch girlfriend Ilonka, who used to
be the co-owner of Best Buddies on
Bonaire. I stayed for eight months, but I
couldn't find any work, got fed up and
came back to Bonaire and Croc-
cantino not as a dishwasher but as an
assistant cook! I rented an apartment in
The only one of my four children
who's living on Bonaire now is my
daughter Monica. She came three years
ago and met Rob, a Dutchman, and in
June this year they got married. Monica
works at Cappuccino, the coffee shop at
the end of Karel's pier. They're living
in Hato, together with Danny, Monica's
12-year old son from a previous rela-
tionship. So, after all, Monica's destiny
has always been Bonaire!

"I love my children and
my grandchildren. They
are my life, my family,
my everything; they're
all I have. But they all
have gone their own
ways, and anyway, your
children don't belong to
you, they are loaned. So
now I am alone, single
without any commit-
ments and my work is my

My daughter, Marie-Luz, is married
in Colombia with two children. She'll
have her own beauty parlor. I love my
children and my grandchildren, they are
my life, my family, my everything;
they're all I have. But they all have
gone their own ways, and anyway, your
children don't belong to you, they are
loaned. So now I am alone, single with-
out any commitments and my work is
my 'husband!'"
Carmen Martinez (54) is a down-to-
earth person, good looking, well
dressed, to-the-point, but sweet and ele-
gant as well.
"I was born in Barranquilla. My
mother died when I was a year old and I
never knew what a mother's kiss was
like. My father lived in the country. I

didn't see much of him.
I was raised by my god-
mother, my grand-
mother on mother's side
and an aunt. The last
time I saw my father, I
was eight. Then I heard
he was bitten by a snake
and died.
I went to school until
the fifth grade. At 13 I
was on my own and I
left for Cartagena where
I went to work for a
lady in her house. When
I went back to Barran-
quilla I met this boy. He
was 18; I was 15. Two
years later my eldest
daughter was born.
My life has been poor
when you're talking
about motherly love,
but I always had plenty
of food, I don't know
what hunger is and
thank God, because my
biggest hobby is eat-
ing!" I tell her she doesn 't look like it
and she smiles gracefully: "Well, thank
you so much!
So, when I came back after Aruba I
started working for very beautiful Elisa-
beth at Croccantino as an assistant cook
until the chef brought his own wife over
who took my job. I didn't want to go
back to dishwashing even if they raised
my salary! I went to work at the airport
cafeteria, but the problem was transpor-
tation because I had to be there at 4 am
and I didn't have any other means of
transport but my legs. So I walked there
every morning. I stayed for three
months, then I went to work for Sylvia
Abraham, God bless her heart, at the
Great Escape.
I gave up my apartment in Playa and
moved in with a friend of mine from
Bogota, who'd recently lost her hus-
band, to keep each other company.
Then, my youngest daughter, Angie,
who lives with her 5-year old boy in
Holland, in Leeuwarden, asked me to
come and live with them. I went. Hol-
land is nice, but when you don't speak
the language, you're lost. Angie is
studying to become a teacher. One
more year and she'll be ready and sure
of a well-paying job.
For me it was different. I was depend-
ing on my daughter for everything and I
felt useless because I couldn't function
on my own, I couldn't move around. I
worked for a Mexican woman three
times a week, helping her with the
household and her child. I worked like
a donkey, but I didn't make enough

Carmen Martinez

money. I went to the parks, happy with
my grandchild, enjoying the flowers,
but that was it. When I told Sylvia
Abraham, 'Ciao! I'm going to live in
Holland,' she'd said, 'If you don't get
used to it and come back, my door is
always open!'
So in August this year, after having
been in Holland for four months, I
came back to Bonaire to work for Syl-
via, and I have to say, Bonaire is the
best! If I hadn't brought my children
here, where would they be now? What
would have become of them? They
speak Spanish, Papiamentu, English
and Dutch fluently. They never would
have had the opportunity they've had
here. I adore Bonaire. I love the tran-
quility, I love the people, I love the sea
and I love its nature. You have to make
your life easy and live happy. Every-
body has problems, but you have to say
'Thank you, God' every day. If God
wants me to stay here, I'll stay here; my
mind is not set to travel. I'd like to meet
someone to spend my old age with, but
so far, it's better to stay alone than in
bad company. I'm a person who will
always pull through. You have to look
for life in life.
Thanks to Bon-
aire, my work and
the people who
care for me, I am
where I am and so
are my children."
1 Greta Kooistra

tonaire Reporter uctoDer a to uctooer I zuu4

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I had a dog named Banjo for 14
years. I adopted him from a shelter
when he was a couple of years old. He
was (probably) a breed called the Caro-
lina Dog (a.k.a. North American Dingo).
He was amazing; wonderful with kids
and cats and other dogs, loved road trips,
an excellent camping buddy, a champ at
obedience, smarter than most people I
know. When he was 9 or 10, something
happened to Banjo. He had always pre-
ferred to stay outside as much as possi-
ble (he was the boss on our farm and
liked to keep an eye on things), but sud-
denly he wanted to come in if the
weather looked at all stormy. Maybe he
had a close call with lightning, I don't
It quickly got worse. He would pace
around the house whimpering and trem-
bling, getting more and more frantic
with each storm. (I should note that this
was summer in North Carolina where
thunder is an almost daily occurrence).
One evening a storm came up quickly
and I was not there to let him in. He first
jumped through a screened door onto the
porch, then through the top panel of an-
other door, and then broke and chewed
his way through a glass window. He
was, incredibly, unhurt. I was appalled
at the drastic measures he had taken. I
had never heard of such an extreme case
of thunder phobia (although I have
since) and I knew we needed profes-
sional help.
There were at that time only nine
board certified animal behaviorists in the
US, fortunately one of them not too far
from us, but the first opening she had
was three months later! I already knew
enough at this point in my life not to re-
inforce Banjo's behavior by petting him
and telling him it's OK, etc. You can
help most thunder phobic dogs (or dogs
afraid of other loud noises such as fire-
works) by simply remaining calm and
unconcerned, asking the dog to lie
down/stay on his bed and then ignoring


was at a loss. Finally the appointment
time came. The doctor had sent us a
lengthy questionnaire to fill out first,
asking details of his daily life, training
level, personality, habits. When we saw
her she did a full physical exam and pro-
nounced him healthy. She then outlined
for us a program of retraining and desen-
sitization, and prescribed anti-anxiety
medication (for Banjo, not me). Banjo's
fear response was so severe that, without
the medication, we would never have
been able to do any training with him -
he simply would not have been able to
focus. The medication was similar to
Prozac in that it acted on the serotonin
levels in his brain, and it was calming
but not sedating.
At first, we gave him the meds daily,
then just during stormy conditions, and
eventually (about a year later) not at all.
The training program we followed in-
volved first distracting him with obedi-
ence commands during storms (keeping
him on a leash and asking him to sit-
down-stay) and then encouraging him to
lie down in a designated "safe" spot (a
bed in a corer) while I calmly read a
book nearby, ignoring both him and the
At first, we also did daily desensitizing
sessions, playing a tape of thunder at
very low volume while distracting him.
Remember I mentioned Banjo was
smart? The second time we played the
tape he looked at me accusingly and
then attacked my speakers. It was a long
road, but we got there in the end. With
pharmaceutical help and lots of training,
eventually he was able to simply go to
his "safe" spot and ride out the storm. 1
Susan Brown

erry Kaelin of Chicago, USA, windsurfed among the skyscrapers, wearing
his "King of the Caribbean" T-shirt to the opening of the Chicago Jazz
Festival concert on August 29, 2004. Singer Kurt Elling and saxophonist Von
Freeman performed with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra at the new Millennium Park.
Jerry poses with the vintage December, 2002 issue of The Bonaire Reporter, when
Bonaire hosted its first World Freestyle Windsurfing Championship. In late Sep-
tember Jerry and photographer wife, Fran Langdon, returned to Bonaire for their
11th visit in 10 years. They were engaged in 1995 at Toi's Reef and honey-
mooned at Carib Inn in 1997. 1

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*to find it, just look up

Great Cosmic
Great Cosmic

I've often re-
minded you
that whenever the
seasons change on
Earth, so too do the -r
stars change over- 1 ' .
head, thus the --
phrase "the stars of
the season." Now
that phrase, "stars of the season," usually refers to the major stars and star groups that
reach their highest position above the horizon in mid-evening. So because autumn
began two weeks ago we should already see a change in the stars overhead.
On any night during the first two weeks of October around 10 pm Sky Park Time,
if you look just west of overhead you will see the three bright stars which make up
the points of the Summer Triangle, the brightest being Vega in the constellation,
Lyra the Harp; the second brightest, Altair, in Aquila the Eagle; and the third
brightest, Deneb, in Cygnus the Swan.
Now during the first week of summer, at the end of June, the summer triangle was
just rising in the east at 10 pm. But if you went out at 10 pm each successive week
all summer long you would have noticed that the Summer Triangle was a little bit
higher in the sky each week and by the end of August was almost directly overhead
at 10pm.
But if you looked to the northeast at 10 pm at the end of August you would have
also noticed that the autumn constellation, Cassiopeia, a group of five stars which
when connected by lines looks like the letter "m" or "w" on its side, was just rising.
And if you looked just above and east of Cassiopeia you would have also seen four
dimmer stars which, if you drew lines between them, make up a great rectangle or
square. It's called the Autumn Square or the Great Square of Pegasus because it is
part of the huge constellation Pegasus, the winged horse.
Then if you went out each successive week in September at 10 pm you would have
noticed that the Summer Triangle was slowly moving past overhead and beginning
its descent toward the western horizon while the Autumn Square of Pegasus was as-
cending higher and higher in the east, so that by the first two weeks of October it is
almost overhead at 10 pm. And I think it is rather poetic that the three blazing hot
stars that make up the Summer Triangle are replaced by the much dimmer and softer
stars of the Autumn Square because autumn is after all the softest and gentlest season
of the year.
So some night this week and next go out and see for yourself how the heavens
above have their own seasons just as our Earth has below. Look first for the Summer
Triangle west of overhead and beginning its descent toward the western horizon.
Then look for autumn's Cassiopeia, in the northeast, and finally, almost overhead,
autumn's biggest and gentlest Great Square which the ancient Babylonians believed
was the doorway to paradise. And, if indeed autumn is a visual paradise on Earth,
how appropriate that this lovely portal to a cosmic paradise heralds in the new sea-
son. O JackHorkheimer

Moon Info

Full Moon October 14 th Last Quarter October 20th

SNew Moon October 28 t ( ,:. First Quarter November 5th


For the week:

October 8 to 15, 2004

By Astrologer Michael Thiessen

ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) You will have the discipline and fortitude to accom-
plish what you want this week. Someone you work with could have a personal inter-
est in you. Find an outlet for any mounting frustration. Consider a creative hobby.
Concentrate on yourself or your work. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) You can make money if you put your mind to it.
Get involved in philosophic groups that will enlighten you. Don't let someone take
the credit for a job you did. Focus on what's important rather than spreading yourself
too thin and accomplishing little. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Don't promise to deliver the goods if you aren't posi-
tive that you can meet the deadline. Take care of the needs of elders in your family.
You will be misinterpreted if you get involved in other people's problems. Use your
innovative mind to surprise youngsters. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) A lot can be accomplished if you organize your time.
You may feel a need to make changes to your legal documents. You may want to
clear the air where older relatives are concerned. Past partners are likely to reappear.
Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You can convince others to follow suit. Unexpected visi-
tors will be a welcome surprise. Try to channel your energy into professional en-
deavors. Talk to others about your plans. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Opportunities to make advancements through good
business sense are evident. Don't expect support from your mate. You may find
yourself in a romantic situation. You will expand your circle of friends if you join
groups. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) You can make major gains if you talk to your boss
about your findings. You can bet officials will be waiting for you when you do.
Children may be difficult to deal with. Don't get involved in uncertain financial ven-
tures. Channel your energy into passionate interludes with your lover. Your lucky
day this week will be Friday.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) Don't bother complaining, do the work yourself.
Put your time and energy into travel, philosophy, and soul-searching. Take care of
your personal needs. Talk to an older, established individual about your present
situation. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Someone important may be watching you
from afar. Take time to talk things over. Travel for business or pleasure. Jealous col-
leagues may try to undermine you. You can make new connections through friends
or relatives. Your lucky day this week will be Friday.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Business trips might prove unproductive. Focus
on your own domestic problems. You can elaborate on your creative ideas and get
involved in groups that relate to the arts. You should check out prestigious clubs or
groups that have a cause you believe in. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Your home environment appears to be a little
shaky. Avoid getting involved with married individuals. Your efforts won't go unno-
ticed; however, someone you work with may get jealous. Now is a good time to ask
for favors. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Lovers will be less than accommodating, and deci-
sions regarding personal direction a necessity. Camping, swimming, and biking ex-
peditions should all be considered. You may feel a need to make changes to your
legal documents. Put your money into a safe place that will ensure a profit if you let
it sit long enough. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday.

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