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ollowing the lead ofBonai
voted overwhelmingly, 86
direct ties with The Netherland
Referendum last Friday. Leading
elected officials told The St. Mar
Herald they were very satisfied v
outcome and with the turnout of'
which was 666 ofthe total of856
voters or 77.8%. The total numbe
votes was 645.

A The now bankrupt Dutch Ca
Airlines (DCA) has not flown to
zuela since October 10 and becau
this, Bonaire was deprived ofreg
vice to South Amnrica. Transave
lines/Jasta Travel (see story in 1
week's issue) has now begun fly
Valencia. In addition, BonairExe
Aeropostal have shown interest i:
this route in cooperation.

SThe Jamaican Parliament hea
week that the national carrier, Ai
maica, owed the Government J
lion in unpaid taxes. Early last r
Air Jamaica, which transports 51
travelers to Jamaica, announced t
would shave up to US$50 million
annual costs in an effort to pull it
ofserious economic trouble. Air
maica' s losses ofUS$83 million
and its yet undefined deficit in 2(
amid new forecasts that the world
industry will lose about US$5 bil
year. The industry has been unab
cover since September 11, 2001.
(Jamaica Observer). Air Jamaic
prime provider for American tc
visiting Bonaire.

AGoddard Catering
Group USA recently signed
a contract with KLMto start
catering their aircraft begin-
ning at the end January,
2005. Curacao will be added to G
list ofclient airports: Barbados, B
Grenada, Tobago, Trinidad, St. L
Thomas, Jamaica (Montego Bay
Kingston), Cay man Islands, St. M
and ofcourse Bonaire. Donovan
the general manager of Bonaire o
will, at least in the start-up phase
as general manager o fthe Curac a
tion. The re-construction and tec
upgrading ofthe former ALM/D(
ing building is in the hands ofMo
BouwbedrijfCuracao and has alr
started under the supervision ofN
Evertsz.

A The Isla oil refinery (in Cu
management says between $24(
$340 million are needed to mak
facility environmentally accept;
Island Territory ofCuracao, as th
ery's owner, and the Venezuelan
"Petroleos de Venezuela Socieda
Anonima" (PdVSA), will split th
nent 50-50.
Managenmnt pointed out that I
emission ofsulfur dioxide (an av(
125 tons per day in 2002) is far le
the when the refinery was owned
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(265 tons per day in 1982). The lease con-
tract withPdVSA ends in 2019. The refin-
ery contributes 200 to 225 million guilders
per year to the local economy, 85 million
ofit in wages and wage tax. It employs
1,000 people directly and another 450
through (sub)contractors.

AFollowing
in the footsteps
ofthe successful
re, Saba "Save the Lora
i%, for (Bonairean par-
s in their rot) campaign is
ig Saban the year-long
tin Daily joint Sea Turtle
vith the Conservation 0ON RA V
voters, Bonaire's
Eligible (STCB) and STINAPA's initiative,Pro-
;r of valid tect Our Turtles (Protehd Nos Turtugo-
nan). Headed up by the island's Nature
and Environnent Education (NME) offi-
ribbean cer, Debby Wauben, the campaign's ob-
Vene- jective is to educate Bonaire's population
ise of on the value ofprotecting sea turtles, an
ular ser- endangered species.
en Air- In decades past sea turtles were plentiful
ast in Bonaire's waters and were a regular
Going to nenu itemin restaurants. However, the
el and number o fturtles has drastically declined
n flying over the last quarter century because of
over fishing and fishing fleet fishing prac-
tices that kill turtles as a byproduct of
ard last their normal activities. The number o f
rJa- most varieties of sea turtles is now so di-
$4.2 bil- finished that they are in danger of extinc-
nonth, tion. For more information or to sponsor
%ofall activities call 717-8444 of717-4163 ore-
hat it mail nnmea@stinapa.org.
n ofits
selfout ADuring the debate surrounding the
Ja- 2005 KingdomRelations budget in Dutch
in 2002 Parlianmnt, two "gifts" in connection
)03 comn with the 50th anniversary ofthe charter
d' s airline for the Antilles were proposed and ac-
lion this cepted:
le to re- The installation of artificial grass
sports fields on the islands
a is a A trust fund for Antillean nature
tourists management
A The Dutch Rooster" Sea Side Apart-
nmnt complex construction in downtown
Kralendijk reached its highest point last
Friday and, as traditional, the event was
marked by a party.
Construction began in December 1997,
Woddard's then stalled fro mAugust 1998 until Janu-
erma ary 2004,when it was resunmd. Co mple-
.u tion is now planned for April 1st 2005. The
ucia, St.
and four-story high building has an elevator,
a17 apartments, a 400 in' penthouse with a
iaarten
terrace swimming pool, a co mmon garden
Wright,
r with pool, a Deli France restaurant and
perations
also at shops. An extensive security systemis
, also act .
built in.
o opera-
hnical A Last week, Rigoberta Victoria
CA cater- Janga-Anthony, the oldest resident of
)edt Bonaire, died at 104." Tantan Beka," as
eady she was called, spent her last years at the
lorman island's retirenmnt homne,the Kas di
Sosiegu. Her sister, Sani Anthony, previ-
ously was the oldest person on the island
racao) and also died at 104. She was laid to rest
land Saturday. Our condolences to her family.
e the
able. The The Lost Penguin, downtown across
e refin- fromthe MCB bank, is offering a fantas-
operator, tic Thanksgiving dinner, buffet style,
It featuring about 22 items: turkey, dressing,
e, invest- two kinds ofgravies, green bean casse-
role, cranberries, several salads, fruits,
sla' s breads, pecan, pumpkin and apple pies,
rage of etc. etc... It's all you can eat for
ess than NAf47,50. Not only that but you get a
by Shell coupon for a free drink afterwards at


ings: 3 and 7 pm Reservations definitely
717-8003.

MORE RES TA URANT RE VOL U-
TIONS Lots ofgood news as restaura-
teurs get ready for the busy season:
Wil and Sue, who owned and operated
the Lighthouse Restaurant at Harbour Vil-
lage Marina, will be opening their new
place," Wil's Tropical Grill," in town
across the street fromExito Bakery, most
likely as early as next week. The menu
will have all the spicy Caribbean favorites
that ChefWil served at the Lighthouse.
The decor is fresh, clean and soothing, and
could it be the only restaurant on the is-
land that has very old trees growing in the
dining room?
.Casa Blanca, the Argentine steak-
house, will be moving to new, slightly
larger quarters soon. The new site is just
across the parking lot from the present
restaurant.
*The restaurant at the airport, previ-
ously known as Le Mirage, has been taken
over by well-known restaurateur Moreno
Binelli (who once owned Croccantino and
who now operates the restaurant in the
airport' s departure hall)." The menu has a
local flavor and we' ve kept the prices
low," said ChefMoreno, We haven't
picked a name for it yet, but we won't use
the present one. Our company's name is
TechnobarN.V."
*Croccantino Restaurant is open once
again with a brand new chef from Tus-
cany, Fabrizio Bernardini. ChefFabrizio
can create not only sumptuous dishes fro m
his native Tuscany but we hear he does
magic with other regional recipes as well.
Stop in and try some great authentic Ital-
ian food made from products imported
from Italy. They have a stellar but af-
fordable wine list too. Croccantino is
open every evening except Monday,
from 5:30 to 11 pm They're located in a
beautiful old restored Bonairean hone on
Kaya Grandi, around the comer fro mthe
MCB Bank and across the street fro m
Rent-o-Fun. Call 717-5025.
-The Last Bite Bakery has announced
the arrival ofa shipment of fresh pecans
just in tine for Thanksgiving Day festivi-
ties. Ifyou' ve never tasted one oftheir
pecan pies do yourselfa favor and order
one or more, The supply is limited so or-
der as soon as you can.

A The Cellular One office has moved
to the interior ofthe Royal Palm Galleries
(the former Chogogo office). To celebrate
the move Cellular One will offer free calls
on the weekends (fromFriday at mid-
night to Sunday at midnight). Another
great offer is a free Nokia or Motorola
cellular phone when you buy NAf300
worth ofcalls. Manager Harold Vaseur
says," We are definitely customer
friendly. We try to make it as easy as pos-
sible for our customers to use our service.
For example, when you call Curacao you
don't need to dial 09. It s already pro-
grammed into the phone." See their ad on
page 8 for more information.

AOn Saturday,November 20 the SE-
BIKI Foundation will organize activities
for the International Day of the Child,
along with the rest ofthe r-.' Q OvDTmT
works with families, 3T: f
schools, skolnan di
bario (neighborhood
after-school programs),
and youth groups in or-
der to give themoppor-
tunities for optimal suc-
cess in their lives. 1
During the day at Wil-


IN TISISSUE:
Crime Fighting Follow Up 6
Basketball Tournament 7
Turtle Tra el s(STINAPA) 8
Safe! Thanks to Coast Guard 9
Harbour Preparation 9
Yacht Kids Collect for Shelter 9
Dutch Aid Rows 10
WhatisAMFO? 10
Divi Employee Awards 11
Gardner(Jasmine) 13
Female Wthin -Workshop 13
Yoga (Health Benefits) 14
Best Free Show? (Slides) 15
Karnaval 2005 (Schedule) 15
FootwasherMinistry 18

WEEKLY FEATURE&
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
Letter (Speed, Freewinds, More
Rooms?) 5
Police Update 6
Picture Yourself (Fr. Polynesia) 8
Announcement (KloosAnniversary) 8
Vessel List & TideTable 9
Pets of the Week (Ruthie & Rita) 12
Classifieds 12
Hit Parade 15
What's Happening 15
Shopping & Dining Guides 16
On the Island Since
(TC Panecaldo) 17
Bonaire Sky Park 19
The Stars Have It 19

helmina Park the children will
S be painting tee shirts which they
will wear during the Parade of
the Lights which begins at 6 pm
at the park. The program will close at 8.
(The number o flights is limited so chil-
dren may bring their own ).Donations of
Continued on page 4


any amount would be very much appreci-
ated. SEBIKI is at Kaya Pedro P. Silie 4.
For more information call SEBIKI at 717-
2436.

A Being a fat person is now said to
cause environmental pollution. A new
US government study reveals that airlines
increasingly have to worry more about the
weight oftheir passengers. Anerica' s
growing waistlines are hurting the bottom
lines ofairline companies as the extra
pounds on the heavier fliers have created
heftier fuel costs, according to the govem-
nent study.
Through the 1990s, the average weight
ofAnericans increased by 10 pounds,
according to the Center for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention. The extra weight
caused airlines to spend $275 million to
bum 350 million more gallons of fuel in
2000 just to carry the additional weight of
Americans, the federal agency estimated
in a recent issue oftheAmerican Journal
ofPreventive Medidne. The extra fuel
burned also had an environmental im-
pact, as an estimated 3.8 million extra
tons of carbon dioxide were released
into the air, according to the study.
The percentage of obese persons for
the US and Bonaire are about the same
according to the Bonaire health study con-
ducted in 2001. OG/L.D.


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004





































































































Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004 Page 3












b JONG
BONAIRE
NEWS:
STINAPA has
loaned, for an
unlimited time,
five sets of dive
equipment -
B CDs and regula-
tors -to Jong
Bonaire Jong
Bonaire Assistait
Manager, Mabel
Nava, says the
youth center in-
vites every teen-
ager who goes to
school to join
them for great
activities. "We
even have kids
from four differ-
ent cmising boats
in the harbor now. The kids just have to be studying not necessarily go to S GB. We
welcome all kinds of kids, even if they' re herejust for a couple of months."


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


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10-z~. zi I I NS an LEm T R : T E pt AG


SPEED KILLS

Dear Editor,
I want to thank the paper for covering
the Pet Sterilization Clinic so thoroughly.
Hats offto Jurrie, the volunteers and all
who made this possible There is a lot of
love and care for the pets of our little is-
land. Sadly there are some matters that
still need to be addressed
I reside on busy Kaya Gob. Debrot near
the Yacht Club Apartments. The speed
some drivers exercise while driving is
scary. Lae Saturday night my dog Ruby
slipped out the gate and was killed by a
speeding vehide. The lovely people who
pet sit for me toldme the driver admitted
he was driving too fist. The sad fact is
Ruby has been out of the yard only afew
times in the 10 months I have hal her.
She is a very sry and gentle dog very
timid of cars and strangers. It is sad that
on one of these rare moments her life was
cut short by a speeding vehicle. I am
grateful the driver stopped to assist my
friends. I am sorry he didn't take time to
travel more safely.
Can we all slow down the pace and drive
at a safer speed? I know I promise to, so I
do not hurt anyone's pet or child
Ann Phelan

FREEWIADS FAVORED


I ,rl-- I rl Ic.3


BONAIRE NEEDS MORE ROOMS?


Dear Editor, Dear Editor:
I would like to respond to the one who Since the beginning of tourism on this
wrote the article "Why theFreewinds'? island someone has always saidBonaire
in The Bonaire Reporter, Nov. 5-12, needs more rooms. When HotelBonaire
2004. was the only large facility, it was said that


I want to give you positive advice:
Next time please take your time; consult
with the related authorities before you
write your feelings in The Bonaire Re-
porter.
This vessd is calling our Island regu-
larly andmost Bonaireans know that they
contribute to our economy and even more
they participate in a lot fundraising activi-
ties on our Island
I also just want to correct one of your
concerns.
TheFreewinds is not dumping dirty
sewage water on ourisland but treated
water from an approved sewage plant of
the vessel. The vessel is complying with
our marine park regulations.
About the rest of your questions, I am
happy to inform you tha the local au-
thorities are more than willing to answer
your questions What I know is tha all
you wrote in this article is just the oppo-
site.
By the way if you are a faithful reader
of this paper you should be better in-
formed about all the positive activities of
the Freewinds, because they are regularly
announced in The Bonaire Reporter.
You should be one of our guests? We
Bonaireans are thankful people and like to
treat and inform our guests correctly.
I am not afraid to publish my name
lva Sint Jago de Jongh


we would not get better airlift unless we
had more rooms. Flamingo Beach Hotd
increased it size drmaically and soon
Sand Dollar opened, makingmore than
the number or rooms someone sad we
needed. But even alter that someone
again said we needed more rooms.

No matter how many roomsBonaire
got, we needed more looms. It reminds
me of a movie named "TheMoney Pit"
where, no matter what the project was
that the homeowner needed when asked
how long it would take, the contractor
always answered "two weeks" Now it
seems no matter how many rooms Bon-
aire has the answer is 600 more rooms.
One of the major arguments for more
rooms is aiilif. I is daimed that the more
rooms we get the more flights and airlines
will we get. We got the airlines and most
have cut back flights. In actuality the air-
lift was better 30 years ago than it is now.
But we need 600 more rooms.


Has anyone done any math? Rooms are
going up all over the place but we need
600 more. Are all the rooms mow on
Bonaire running at 100% occupancy year
round? It would be surprising if all the
rooms on average were running 60% oc-
cupancy year round So wry more rooms?
The other argument for more rooms is
more employment. But more employment
for whom? The foreign work force is
huge. If that many foreigners have had to
be brought in, how can anyone daim un-
employment?
Others say we need more rooms to give
the economy a boost. The same argu-
ments apply. Many have always com-
plained that the economy has needed a
boost They argued this when we had 150
rooms. They argue it now that we have
hundreds more rooms They would argue
it if we had 600 more rooms.
As more andmore businesses open on
Bonaire without some of these entrepre-
(Continued on page 12)


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


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A 1970s postcardfrom theBonaireBeadi Hotel
















T he Police report that Zero
Tolerance continues with
checking cars, businesses without li-
censes, people illegally on the is-
land, possession of drugs and illegal
arms. During these checks the police
confiscated marijuana, cocaine, three
guns, rm, whiskey and beer.
*During September and October
419 cars were stopped; 267 were
given warnings.
*On Friday, November 6, there
was a meeting in Rincon between the
police and the community to discuss
how they can come together to fight crime. The police believe when the people are
educated and informed it can help reduce crime. Other neighborhoods are encour-
aged to have meetings with the police as well. For information call 717-3503.
*The jails in Krlendijk and Rincon are still not ready to be occupied. Some
sources say they will be opened next week.
*Public Prosecutor Ernst Wesselius reports that the police continue to be occu-
pied with the Sabadeco case.

Correction: It wasn't Santa Claus who was robbed (last week's Reporter), it was
his wife, Esperansa, (Mrs. Claus) her sister and another woman who works at Gar-
den Caf6. According to reliable sources the three men who accosted them are
known to the police but they are still at large. OLD.


CRIME FIGHTING FOLLOW UP

COORDINATOR OF SECURITY ASSIGNED

overor Domacass6 is following up on his promise
to better organize against crime During apress
confernce he announced that as of November 15, (Carion
Wilems wil be Coordinator of Securityfor Bonaire. Mr.
Willens is a former police officer, has studied criminology
and has worked in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Its ex-
pected that Bonair's new crime fighting czar, in addition to Governor Domacasse
tying together the work of the different law enforcement
and security services on Bonaire, will focus on the problem
of drug use among Bonaire's youngsters. The Governor perceives this as one of the root
causes of the increase in crime on Bonaire. Domacass6 waits to establish such teams
onBonaire
Willens will have to formulate policy, acquire funds, tdk to relevant organizations to
list the problems and prevention possibilities, contribute to an awareness process, give
information on drugs and establish advice and an information center for concerned par-
ents. O GD.

VIOLENCE PUNISHED

S omejustice has been obtained in the case ofa Bonare resident who was so se-
verely beaten in an unprovoked attack tha he had to spend more than four pain-
ful months off his feet in a full leg cast and will have to undergo a long period of
physiotherapy before being able to walk without crutches.
Judge Luis de Lannoy fined Nils Teeuw, 46, a frequent visitor to Bonaire from Hol-
land, NAf5.000 and sentenced him to 120 days in prison According to court proceed-
ings the victim, Hans van der Ende, was sitting on his patio on Kaya Grandi late in the
evening on June 25th 2004, when Nils Teeuw entered his property uninvited unex-
pectedly punched him in the face, knocked him down and kicked him so hard that he
sustained fractures of the leg and other serious injuries. Mis. van der Ende was also
struck. Neither had ever met their assailant face to face before that night
Teeuw said he had come to discuss a financial matter, was provoked and acted in self
defense. The judge ruled otherwise and had to consider that Teeuw had a record of
multiple violent acts dating back to 1987. Additional civil action against Teeuw is
pending Attorney Murray, Teeuw's local lawyer, had in the courtroom as his advisor
the prominent, and expensive Dutch criminal attorney, Mr. Sprong
It is interesting to note that Judge de Lannoy levied a heavier fine than first requested
and mentioned that a crime of this magnitude is often punished in the Netherlands An-
tilles by an eight-year sentence. G.D.


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


Correction: In last week's Reporter, in the article Crime and Accountability-
There's Much More to Do," we inadvertently changed the meaning of the sentence
"Recent events have helped the Bonaire Community realize that the island crime--
has no focus." By adding the word fighting" where the marks are we changed
the intent of the sentence, which was to make clear that crime in Bonaire is wide-
spread, not focused on a particular neighborhood. The error was in the notice of
the November 8, 2004 meeting to discuss approaches to crime and accountability.
We are sory for any problems this error may be caused. O G./L.D.


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BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

A SUCCESS

B ecause there has been such a great interest in basket-
ball on Bonaire, Jong Bonaire and the Fedention of
Bonaire Basketball (BBF) organized a very successful bas-
ketball tournament last Saturday at the Sport Hall. There
were two teams in the 10 years and above category: 14 kids
between 10 and 12 years. From SGB and Jong Bonaire there
were 21 teenagers participating. In the adult category com-
prising four divisions, 24 adults battled it out for the prizes.
A great door prize, a basketball backboard complete with
rim, was donated by DeAntillenin the name of Jong Bonaire.
Eduart Winkel, a student at SGB, was the very happy winner.


One of the youngest teams won Movieland tickets
The first and second place winners in the three youth categories won free tickets to
Movieland, also thanks to Jong Bonaire. The adult team, Sint James, fought hard
and won first. Their prize was a case of beer donated by Green Label Landscaping
and Nursery.
Anyone who is interested in basketball ortraining for kids from eight to 12 years
may come to the Sport Hall onKaya Amsterdam on Tuesday and Thursday from 6
to 7 pm It's completely free. For teenagers from SGB and Jong Bonaire the train-
ing is on Monday and Wednesday, from 5 to 6 pn, also completely free. For adults
the training is on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm. The adult cost is NAf5 or NAf15
per month.
All the training is made possible by the sponsorship ofBBF. DPaco Veeris/L.D.


Coach Paco Veeris with one ofthe winning teams


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


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PICTURE YOURSELF
WITHI THIE REPORTER

French Polynesi

W ill and
Maly
Ament from
Waukon, Iowa,
USA got their
dive certification
in Bonaire in
1993. They've
returned every
year since and
will be back this
November. This
past May they
went diving with
the sharks and
mantas in French
Polynesia- Bora
Bora and
Moorea. They
just happened to
have a copy of
The Bonaire Re-
porter along with
them at the Pearl
Resort in
Moorea. 1t




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Margreth and Jan Kloos celebrated 40 years of marriage last Saturday at the
Rose Inn inRincon. Over 100 friends and relatives, many of whom flew
in for the event (a total of 24), were at the fabulous party to toast the couple, drink,
dine and listen to the music of Glenn and su Gang. O L.D.


Readers are invited to send their photos of their engagement or
wedding to The Reporter. The photo will be printed free of charge.


TRAVELS


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SSTINAPA', the female Green turtle that was fitted with a transmitter last
J week, is still moving in a westerly direction. In one day she covered over
90 km and is approximately 365 km from Bonaire. One guess is that she is
headed to the same area, a large shallow ledge that extends from Honduras down
to Nicaragua, which 'Extra', our female Loggerhead, traveled to in July of this
year. If that is the case, she still has about 1200 km more to go. O Andy Uhr


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


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T he Coast Guard came to the
assistance of American yacht
Fan Fan, which ran ilto problems
last Tuesday morning while sailing
between Curamao and Aruba.
The yacht's rudder had broken for
unknown reasons some 15 nautical
miles east of Aruba, making it im-
possible to control the vessel. The
patrol boat P4 reached the yacht in
the early aftemoon and towed it to
Barcadera harbor. The two elderly
American men on board were in
good condition. O G.D.


B onaire's harbor is being pre-
pared to receive large cruise
ships such as the Queen Mary II,
which will visit the island twice in
December. Harbour and Civil Con-
struction Curaqao (HCCC) is install-
ing an extra dolphin. The apparatus
had to move to open water during the
wind reversal this past Tuesday after-
noon. O G.D.


YACHT KIDS COLLECT FOR SHELTER

Instead of-M
going for
the" treats," kids
from cruising
boats in the an-
chorage this
Halloween col-
lected NAf450
from the other
yachts to be do-
nated to the
Bonaire Animal
Shelter. Shown
are the kids
handing over the
bucket of guild-
ers to Shelter
Manager Jurrie
Mellema at the
Marina last
week. Trick or
Treaters were:
Ashley from
Precocious
Gale; Ava,
Bennie and Mi-
chiel from
Tween; Allison,
Isabel and
Mackenzie from
Aleluya. "All the
boats were veiy
supportive,"
said one of the
moms. "We got
notes from the cruisers, not just coins." rina and took them for a visit to the ani-
To thank the kids Shelter Manager Jur- mals at the Shelter. O L.D.




KRALENDIJK TIDES (Heighs in feet, FT).
Remember: W inds and weather canfurtflenlnJluence tle ocal tMes
DATE TIME HEIGHT COEF
11-12 12:10 2.0OFT. 21:50 0.8FT. 92
11-13 12:58 2.1FT. 22:48 0.7FT. 98
11-14 13:47 2.1FT. 23:37 0.6FT. 101
11-15 0:24 0.6FT. 14:41 2.1FT. 99
11-16 1:13 0.6FT. 15:41 2.0FT. 93
11-17 1:53 0.6FT. 16:39 2.0FT. 84
11-18 2:26 0.7FT. 17:43 1.9FT. 73
11-19 2:53 0.8FT. 18:42 1.7FT. 62


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Bingo
Bright Sea
Camissa, Chan Is.
Cape Kathryn
Cocorobi
Delphinius
Destiny
Dolphin Street
Dream Catcher, I USA
Elven
Escapade
Fan-Fan
Flying Cbud,USA
Frajola
Indigo
Gatsby, USA
Grey Lady
Guaicamar I, Venezuela.
Honalee,USA
LadyAlice
Leprechaun
Luna C. USA
Makai
Melaka ii
Michelle
Moon Rice
Natural Selection, USA
Oasis
One Way Wind
Ottifant
Panta Five


Phryn II
Pomona
Possibilities
Precocbus Gale, USA
Prism
Promesa
Revid
Safari
Sagitarius, Aruba
Sandpiper, USA
Santa Maria, Sweden
Scintilla, Germany
Sirius
Skylark 2
Sojourner
Southern Cross
Sylvia K
Sylvester
Ti Amo, USA
Tsih
Ty Dewi, USA
Tween
Ulu Ulu, USA
Unicorn, Norway
Varedhuni, Germany
Ventura II, Cbsta Rica
Venus Callipyge
Vite Vite
Windboer Ill
Wind Hush II, Curacao
Windmiller, Canada
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DTMCH IEOfO TO LO

Ib% ltoCmmFuumda GtM


Werner Wiels, AMFO Executive Director for all the Antilles, signs agreement
for NAf436. 000 with "We Dare to Care" officers,
James Fines and Davika Bissessar.
T he foundation, "We Dare to Care," which began collecting funds a year
ago to establish a playground for Bonaire's children, received a very gen-
erous contribution ofNAf436.000 from AMFO* last week. This amount will
enable the foundation to complete the work on the playground and hopefully fin-
ish the project within one year.
Led by founder and President Davika (Vicky) Bissessar-Shaw and Vice Presi-
dent James Fines, the foundation was formed by people who want to see things
better on Bonaire better for the children, elderly and the community as a whole.
Their first effort is a playground on a centrally located plot of land given by the
Island Council. The plot consists of 3,480 square meters and is behind SanFran-
cisco Hospital. The landscaped park will have a path for jogging, exercising and
walking, tricycling and roller-blading and will accessible for wheel chair-bound
persons. The park will be fenced and gated and will have security personnel. 1


WHAT IS AMFO?


During interviews with Werner
Wiels, Executive Director for
all the Antilles, and Alan Gross, Treas-
urer of the NGO Platform Bonaire, we
learned that AMFO stands for Antil-
lean Co-Financing Organization. It
was set up in 2003 as a means for the
Dutch government to give funds di-
rectly to individual islands' non-
governmental organizations (NGOs)
via each island's Platform Committee
rather than going through the Central
Government in Curacao.
As of April 2004 AMFO had avail-
able NAf20.4 million from the coffers
of the Dutch government to be given to
the islands of the Netherlands Antilles.
AMFO was established for two years
with the proviso that its contract could
be renewed, conceivably existing for-
ever.
On each of the islands is aPlatform
Committee which has established cri-
teria for funds to be given to their re-
spective NGOs. So each request is
measured against the island's criteria.
The gift to the "We Dare to Care"
Foundation was a case in point
In Bonaire, according to Alan Gross,
the NGO Platform's aims are to: 1)
strengthen families; 2) help the needy
(disabled, young, old, poor); 3)
strengthen the socio-economic situa-
tion of the Bonairean people; 4) im-
prove social relationships 5) strengthen
the NGOs so that they can deliver bet-
ter services (for example, conducting
seminars and training programs, giving


Werner Wiels, AMFO's
Executive Director for all the Antilles

advice, procuring computers, setting
up offices, helping withbookkeeping
services).
There is now an AMFO office here
on Bonaire to administer the fund giv-
ing to Bonaire and Curacao. ThePro-
ject Manager on the island is Lisandro
Cicilia. The AMFO office is on Kaya
Gob. N. Debrot 31.
Werner Wiels explains, "We have to
find what they (the NGOs) need. We'll
start with small steps, but we have to
create a task force. We have to be dif-
ferent, otherwise we' 11 have the same
results."
He continued, AMFO is funding
projects for the elderly, for Jong Bon-


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


Page 10











(What is Amfo? Con tinued from page 10)
aire, increasing the facilities for
young people. We are adding to and
boosting FORMA (re-education pro-
gram for dropouts)." Wiels continues,
"We must take measurements as to
where new jobs are needed and train
the people accordingly for instance
beach watching special skills taught at
community centers. We've aided
REDA Social inAmboina, a commu-
nity center where people have been
hired to work as social workers, and
we've given money for furnishings.
FESBO (centro di barios) got
NAf300.00 for salaries for social
workers to aid children and the eld-
erly," he said.
Some of the best news we heard is
that AMFO will give funds to for psy-
chiatric help with FORMA and
FESBO.
Wiels added, "Even if an organiza-
tion is not anNGO itself it can apply
to the Platform Committee for help to
either become an NGO itself or be-
come associated with a relevant
NGO."
Alan Gross sums it up "This whole


ast week at a special party at the
Chibi Chibi Restaurant awards were
made to the Divi Employee of the Quarter
The employees are judged by their super-
visors on personal appearance, their rela-
tions with the staff their willingness to
works shifts or overtime and how they per-
form theirjobs.
The winner was Abdala Jancharshel of
Food and Beverage. First runner up was
Carmen Abadia of Housekeeping; second
runner up, Richinelo Abrahams from the
Front Office. Congratulations to all and


IO


AWAMMi


Divi Employee of the Quarter Award Winners
keep up the good work. It's people like you who make the Divi
Flamingo a great place to visit.

At the same party the employees who graduated from a hotel
supervisor course received their diplomas: Alvin Clemencia,
Rudsel Pourier, Anne Mieke Silberie, Davillo Josepha, Radella
Martinus and RudmilaBeaumont. OL.D.


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


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(Letters. 600 Rooms. Continuedfrom page 5)
neurs giving much thought to the process,
risks and need for such abusiness, they
find they fail and blame the government
for not supplying them with customers
This meaning that we need 600 more
rooms.
WhatBonaire needs is to look at itself
and see what has worked and what has
filed.
As an example, there was a time when
Bonaire had good access from the East
Coast of the US. This worked so well that
those in charge ofpromotingBonaire
simply let tha promotion fall behind
They decided it was time to look for new
markets, spending money on such places
as Japan and France, neither of which
brought in a penny. There was even talk
of Russia!
Many people do not return to Bonaire
because it just isn't the place they fell in
love withmany years ago. It has changed
too much It has become too much like
other destinaions withmore traffic, more
building less beach access and higher
crime. As far as being unique Bonaire is
becoming homogenized into a world that
sadly may just be one huge planet with


PETS of tl


K itten
ters, "Ruthie"
and "Rita"
strike a pose to
show how
much they love
each other.
White-furred
Rita with a
black splash of
color on one
ear doesn't
look much like
her sister,
Ruthie, who
has grey and black striped fur, but their
dispositions are nearly alike- both kittens
are very sociable and fun loving. Having
been born in June they' re nearly five
months old. They've been tested for feline
leukemia were wormed had their shots.
They' re in perfect good health and will be
sterilized when they're adopted.
Having two kittens who've been together
since birth can be a fun experience. Each
has always known the other as a playmate
so no matter how old they get they can still
be silly and playful with each other and
give you a lot of laughs. And of course,
they're always company for each other
You may meet Ruthie andRita at the
Bonaire Animal Shelter on the Laeoen


everything the same.
Hotel Bonaire is about to come down
The argument we need 600 more rooms
is being pushed for the reason to con-
vince people a huge hotel must be built
there. Many say this will largely be
staffed by foreigners anyhow so an an-
ployment issue is not tmue. Will it bring
new airlines and many more flights? It is
doubtful. What it will most likely do is
simply cut the slice of the pie even
smaller
Many are suggesting that a beautiful
public beach be made there. At each end
concession stands could be owned and
operated byBonaireans to supply those
visiting the beach with food drink and
perhaps water spoilts itans. The area is
central, easy to access and would have a
huge parking area. Bonaire lacks a good
public beach and the people of Bonaire
deserve better
Instead of trying to make B onaire a
small Aruba, why not make it a unique
destination once again Huge resort is-
lands are a dime a dozen. Places like how
Bonaire used to be are harder to find and
becoming more in demand O BB


he WEEK


thie"and "Rita 1


Road open Monday through Friday, 10
am to 2 pm, Saturdays until 1. Tel 717-
4989.
More good news from the Shelter: As of
the end of last week there were 137 adop-
tions of dogs and cats. People realize that
only those dogs and cats up for adoption at
the Shelter are those that are in the very
best of health and arevery social, other-
wise they don't qualify. And the adoption
fees (NAf75 for cats; NAf105 for dogs)
include all the testing exams, shots, even
sterilization What an excellent value
From then on it s up to you the new
owner, to give love and some basic train-
ing. And what a good time you all will
have! OL.D.


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


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T his week's article will
deal with a very beautiful
group of plants the Jasmines.
But first we' l try to update
you on the current weather f
situation As all of you have
noticed we've been surprised
withalot of nice rain As I've A
written many times before, there 4t
is nothing better for plants in
your garden and in our mrsery
than this past week's slowly
pouring rain that soaks down
deep into the soil. This time is
excellent for doing some serious pruning on trees and shrubs because they will grow
back very fast.
Be aware also of weeds growing very fast row and ty to deal with them before they
spread their seeds There are several good weed killers available, but only use them
when the weeds are not too igh and thick. It's better to chop them off first; then when
they do grow back you can spray them with aweed killer. The systemic ones like
Rount-Up or Touchdown are preferable because they can also kill the roots and are
much less toxic than the contact types. The best times to use these chemicals are early
in the morning or late in the afternoon because then it' s mt too hot and the liquid will
not evaporate into the plants.
This brings me to the new group of plants, the Jasmines. These Jasmines are very
vulnerable to evaporation, especially with Round-Up, because they have so many green
leaves tha absoit the toxic liquid
The Jasmine is actually a geneml name for several groups of plants. The Latin name
is Jasminum, and this family has seveml nice varieties, however, most of than are not
so very drought resistant Later I will describe the best ones.
The most well-known Jasmine on Bonaire is the one some people call the Gardenia,
or its official name in the US, the Crape Jasmine They have fagrant double-white
flowers, and the plant itself is aveiy nice deep-green colored shrub which can grow up
to five feet. But ift' s not a Gardenia. The Gardenia looks the same is more fragrant, but
doesn't do wdl on Bonaire and will hardly everbloom. This one's Latin name is Taber-
naemontana divaricata, but I don't expect you to ranember that! They like regular wa-
ter, rot a lot but regular
We have found a new variety that doesn't get so big but stays nicer and fuller on the
bottom The flowers are the same. They seem to be the most fra nt in the morn-
ing. Also a new variety found on Curaqao they named the Jasminum multiflora. I don't
know if that is official, but we use this one a lot these days They get a lot of small
white flowers; the shrub blooms all the time very ridi. It is a perfect plant for borders
where you need height or on the ground, and I haveidt seen any diseases on than. The
only problem this plant has is with the propagation, but that is our poblan! We will
figure that out
Next time I will continue with this beautiful goup of plants and also how to take
care of them.0 Ap vca Eldk


PERSONAL OROWTH TRAIINIG FORWOMEN
THE FEMALE WITHIN YOU


ttention all Ladies! Are you a
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inner journey? Are you curious about
what the female withinyou has to say and
how this can benefit you in your daily
life? Ifso, pleasejoin us for this special
training.
During the last centuries we have placed
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society rather than the female elements.
Doing, taking action, competition and
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ccompassion and intuition are not. How
do we women maintain our balance as a
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The purpose ofthe session isto become
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Together we will examine whether you
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When there is a balance between your
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The training takes place in an intimate
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Using stores
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practical ex-
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Furthermore
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will assistyou in powerful communication
based on feelings and yourspecific needs.
OAnnemiek le Noble L.D.


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


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YOGA FOR YOU




Y oga and health are two words that are very closely related. The health
benefits of yoga are widely known. Yoga is a popular aid in improving
and attaining both physical and mental health. This is basically the most common
reason why people practice yoga- for health reasons. They want to ease their
back pain, find a method to ease stress or ways to deal with their health prob-
lems.
Let's focus on Yoga for Diabetes and Obesity this week
Diabetes means that the body does not produce or use insulin properly. Insulin
is the hormone responsible for converting sugar, starches and other food into en-
ergy. Diabetes may be caused by genetic factors or through lack of exercise.
Obesity and stress may also cause this disease.
Both obesity and diabetes are highly preventable through proper diet, exercise
and a change in lifestyle.
The yoga principle of a healthy diet and the practice of the asanas (poses) will
help balance the endocrine system, tone the abdominal organs, stimulate both the
nervous and circulatory systems and reduce stress.
Yoga also helps one to gain a better understanding of one's self leading to ac-
ceptance and appreciation, which may help eliminate the psychological reasons
for obesity.
The practice of yoga deals with all the aspects of an individual: the mind body
and spirit, giving aperson control over his mind and body and making the effect
more permanent than other techniques.
Give change a chance, O Desiree





Don and Desir&e of" Yoga
For You" offer classes
frombeginners to ad-
vanced. Call
717-2727 or
786-6416


Bonaire Reporter- November 12-November 19, 2004


2004 The Bonaire Reporter
Published weekly. For information about subscriptions, stories or ad-
vertising in The Bonaire Reporter, phone (599) 717-8988, 791-7252, fax
717-8988, E-mailto: Reporter@bonairenews.com The Bonaire Re-
porter, George DeSalvo, Publisher. Laura DeSalvo, Editor in Chief. Ad-
dress: Kaya Gob. Debrot 200-6; Bonaire, Neth. Antilles. Available on-
line at: www.bonairereporter.com
Reporters: Zamir Ayubi, Desiree, Jack Horkheimer, Greta Koois-
tra, Annemiek le Noble, Michael Thiessen, Andy Uhr, Ap van
Eldik, Paco Veeris
Features Editor: Greta Kooistra
Translations: Peggy Bakker, Sue Ellen Felix
Production: Barbara Lockwood
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EEKI MOVIE SHIT IIES

NeWM Ubaly 9:00 pm

Ladder 49
(John Travolta)

Early Show (usudly 7pm)
Cellphone
Kaya Prinses Marie
Behind Exib Bakery
Tel. 717-2400
Tickets NAf10,50 (incl. Tax)
High Schoolers NAf7,75
NEW FILMS BEGIN EVERY FRIDAY


SATURDAY 4 PM Disney Animation
SUNDAY MATINEE 4 PM
Home on the Range
THIS WEEK

Saturday, November 13 International
Cleanup Day Coastal cleanup at Ydlow
Submarine 717-2929
Sunday, Nowneber 14 Multi-media
dual-projectorBonaire debut of Albert
Bianculli's production of BONAIRE
HOLIDAY, 8.30 pm, Capt. Don's Habitat
Friday, November 19- Celebration with
David Cape, "the Footwasher." Bonaire
Christian Fellowship, Lagoen Road, 7:30
pm, tel. 785-9530 See page 18
Until Novenmer 25 Cinnamon ArtGal-
lery show of paintings by Nina Ledezma
and Tony Trinidad, KayaAP.L. Brion
# 1,justoffKaya Grandi, behind Banco di
Caribe. 717-7103 or786-9563.

Arts and Crafts Markets at Wilhelmina
Park on Cruise Ship Visiting Days: Sun-
day, Nov. 14 -Bremen; Monday, Nov.
16-Aidavita

COMING
Saturday, November 20 International
Day of the Child Children's activities
during the afternoon, Children's March
6 pm, Wilhdmina Paik, Sponsoredby
SEBIKI (see Flotsam, pg. 4)
Wednesday, November24 Dart Tour-
nament City Caf6 tel. 717-8286
Thursday, November 25 American
Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 27-Opening Gal-
lery Show artist- Renate v.d. Byl, Cinna-
mon Art Gallery. Until January 7
Saturday, Sunday, Novenmer 2 7, 28 -
The Female in You (in English) See pg.
13
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 2, 3, 4 -
The Female in You (Dutch) See pg. 13

Arts and Crafts Markets at Wilhelmina
Park on Cruise Ship Visiting Days: Sun-
day, Nov. 21-Adonia

EVERY WEEK
Sunday -Live music 6 to 9 pmwhile en-
joying a great dinnerin colorfultropical
ambiance at the Chibi Chibi Restaurant
& Bar. Open daily 5 to 10 pm Live Fla-
Bingo with great prizes, starts 7 pm, Divi
Flamingo
Monday -Soldachi Tourof Rincon, the
heart ofBonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call
Maria 717-6435
Monday -Rum Punch Party on the
beach at Lion's Dive. Dutch National
Productson Time Sharing and how to save
on yournext vacation. 6:15 to 7pm
Tuesday -Harbour Village Tennis, Social
Round Robin 7to 10 pm $10 perperson.
Cashbar.All invited. CallElisabeth Vos at
565-5225 717-7500, et. 14.
Wednesday -Meditation at Donkey


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Beach from7:30 to 8:30 pm Opento all.
Call S.H.Y. 790-9450
Wednesday -Sand Dollar Manager's
Cocktail Party, Mangos Bar and Restaurant
Friday -Manager's Rum Punch PIrty,
Buddy DiveResort 5:30-6:30pm
Friday- Open House with Happy Hour
at theJanArt Gallery at KayaGloria #7,
from 5-7 pm
Saturday Rincon Marsheopens at6
am 2 pm. Enjoy a Bonairean breakfast
while you shop: fresh fruits and vegeta-
bles, gifts, local sweets and snacks, arts
and handicrafts, candles, incense, drinks
and music. wwwinfobonaire.com/rinoon
Every day by appointment -Rooi
Lamoenchi Kunuku Park Tours Bo-
nairean kunuku. $12 (NA1fl2 for Bonaire
residents). Tel 717-8489, 540-9800.
Daily- The Divi Flamingo Casino is open
daily for hot slot machines, roulette and
black jack, Monday to Saturday 8 pm- 4
amand Sunday 7 pm- 3 am

FREE SLIDE/VIDEO SHOWS
Sunday- Discover Our Diversity Slide
Show, pool bar Buddy Dive, 7pm717-
5080
Sunday BON4IRE HOLIDA Y -Multi-
media dual-projector production by
Albert Bianculli, 8.30 pm, Capt. Don's
Habitat, 717-8290
Wednesday (2nd and 4th) Turtle Conserva-
tion Slide Showby Andy Uhr. Carib Inn
seaside veranda, 7pm
Friday- Week in Review Video Presenta-
tion by the ToucanDive Shop at the
Plaza's Tipsy Seagull ,5 pm 717-2500.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Bonaire Arts and Crafts (Fundashon
Arte Industrial Bonieriano) 717-5246 or
717-7117
TheBonaire Swim Club- Contact Valarie
Stimpson at 785-3451 or Valrie@etdbonetan
CinnamonArt Gallery- Volunteers to
help staffgallery during the day. Contact
Wendy Horn, at717-3902 or 785-9700.
Bonaire National Ma line Plrk-717-8444.
BonaireAnimal Shelter -7174989.
Donkey Sanctuary- 560-7607.
JongBonaire (Youth Center)-717-4303.
Sister Maria Hoppner Home (Child
Care) Tel. 717-4181 fax717-2844.
Special Olympics Contact Delno
Tromp, 717-7659

CLUBS and MEETINGS
AAmeetings -every WednesdayPhone 717-
6105; 560-7267or717-3902.
Al-Anon meetings every Monday eve-
ning at 7 pm Call 790-7272
Bridge Club Wednesdays, 7:30 pmat
the Union Building onKaya Korona,
across fromthe RBTTBank and next to
Kooyman' s. All levels invited.NAf5entryte
CallCathy566-4056.
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, Jeannette Rodriguez.
Lions Club meets eveIy 2nd and 4th
Thursday ofthe month at 8 pmat Kaya
Sabana #1. All Lions are wdcome.
Rotary lunch meetings Wednesday, 12
noon-2 pm- Rendez-Vous Restaurant,
KayaLD. Gerhaits #3. All Rotarians are
welcome. Tel. 717-8454

BONAIRE'S TRADITIONS
Mangaina di Rei,Rincon. Enjoy the view
fiom" heKing's Stordeouse."L eam about
Bonaire's culture Visittypicalhomes fiomthe
17thcentury.Daily. Call 7174060or 790-2018
Visit the Bonaire Mseum onKayaJ.v.d Ree,
bdindthe Catholic Chulch in town. Openwaek-
days riom8 am-noon,1:30-5pm Td.717-8868
Washington-SagbaaiNational Park,


Museum and Visitors' Center. Open
daily 8 am-5 pm Closedon some holi-
days. 717-8444/785-0017
Sunday at Cai-Live music and dancing
starts about 12 noon at Lac Cai. Dance to
the music ofBonaire'spopular musicians.
Rincon Marshe- eveIy Saturday 6 amto
3 pm Open market in Bonaire' s historic
town. Soldachi Tours showyou the Rin-
con area. Alta Mira
Nature Walking Tour at 6:30 am. Town
Walking tour at9:30, Bus Tour at 10.
Call Maria at 717-6435 to reserve.

CHURCH SERVICES
International Bible Church of Bonaire-
KayaAnsterdam3 (nearthetraffic circle)


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T his Sunday, November 14th, be at
Captain Don's Habitat for the
multi-media dual-projector Bonaire de-
but of Albert Bianculli's production of
BONAIRE HOLIDAY. Albert is a past
winner of the Nikonos Shootout and has
been featured at top notch dive shows
like Beneath the Sea" and the Boston
Sea Rovers." He's a quiet guy and does-
n't say much, rather letting the images
and music speak for themselves. How-
ever, he will be on hand and will answer
the audience's questions.


SundaySernices at9 am; Sunday Prayer
Meeting at7:00pm in English. Td.717-8332
Protestant Congregationof Bonaire.
Wilhdminaplein. Services inPapiamentu,
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 andEnglish.
Catholic San Bernardus inKralendijk -
Services on Sunday at 8 am and7 pm in
Papiamentu 717-8304 Saturday at 6 pm
at Our Lady of Coromoto in Antriol, in
English. Mass inPapiamentuon Sunday
at 9 amand 6 pm 717-4211.


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DINING GUIDEcF SI inIassue

RESTAURANT PRICE RANGE / WHEN OPEN FEATURES

Bella Vista Restaurant Moderate. Magnificent Theme Nights: Sunday: Beach Grill; Wednesday:
Sea Side Restaurant at Buddy Dive Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Theme nights Mexican Night; Fnday: Manager's Rum Punch Party
717-5080, ext. 535 only 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 French chef
(half-way between hotel row and town) 717-7070 Closed Sunday Owner-operated Eat in orTake away
Calabas Restaurant &
Chibi Chibi Restaurant and Bar Moderate-Expensive Get a view of the beach and turquoise setting when enjoying a break-
At the Divi Flmin Reah Rsrt Wantrfr t Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner fast buffet or a la carte lunch and dinner at the 'Chibi Chibi restau-
At the D Flam 7-8285 Resort. Water Open 7 days rant & bar. Inspiring vistas and a highest standard of cuisine.

Croccantino Italian Restaurant Moderate-Expensive Tuscany chef prepares exquisite dishes. Authentic ingredients and ro-
Downtown at Kaya Grandi 48 Dinner mantic setting make dimng a delight Be served in a garden setting
717-5025 Closed Monday under floating umbrellas or in air-conditioned comfort. Take out too.
Garden Cafl Moderate Finely prepared Middle Eastern cuisine plus Venezuelan specialties.
Kaya Grandi 59 Monday-Friday, Lunch & Dinner Excellent vegetarian selections.
717-3410 Saturday, Dinner. Closed Sunday Pizza and Latin Parilla
The Last Bite Bakery Low-Moderate Enjoy a delicious dessert or savory baked meal in the comfort of
Home Deivery or Take Out Orders taken 8 am-4 pm; Deliveries 6- your home or resort. This unique bakery offers gourmet class items -
717-3293 7:30 pm, Closed Sunday always from scratch- for take out or delivery only.

The Lost Penguin Low-Moderate Watch the bustle of downtown from this street side Caribbean-style
Across frm Mt P in KranBreakfast, Lunch, Early Dinner bistro owned and rn by a European educated Master Chef
Across from MCB Bank in downtown Kralendijk Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays and his wife.
Call 717-8003.
hi's at Ctim a L Delicious local and intemational food to take out or eat there. Everyday a
Nonchi's at Cultimara Low different combo. Sandwiches and roast chicken too.
7914280 Open 5 am-8 pm Monday-Saturday Lunch from NAf7-

Pasa Bon Pizzow-Moda Bonaire' s best The Real Thing Freshly prepared pizzas made with the
On Kaya Gob. Debrot Low-Moderate finest ingredients Salads, desserts. Eat in ortake away. Nice bar too.
/2 mile north of town center. 790-1111 Open from 5-11 pm Wednesdy-Sunday Call ahead to eat-in or take out 790-1111



SI-HOIPIN GIIdIN SLU HO E$A*SI


AIRLINES
BonairExel. Bonaire's own ON TIME airline flying
between Bonaire, Curaqao and Aruba Look for The
Bonaire Reporter on board.

APPLIANCE S/FU RNITU RE/COMPUT ERS
City Shop is Bonaire's mega-store for TV, Stereos,
Air conditioning, large and small kitchen appliances,
computers. Name brands, guarantees and service cen-
ter.
BANKS
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.
BEAUTY PARLOR
Hair Affair. Expert hair cutting styling facials, wax-
ing and professional nail care.

BICYCLE / SCOOTERIQUAD S
De Freewieler rents scooters and quads; profession-
ally repairs almost anything on two wheels. Sells top
brand bikes. Have your keys made here.
BOOKS
Watercolours Bonaire and Eye on Aruba, Bonaire,
Curacao are the most original ways to remember
Bonaire and the islands at their best AtPhotoTours
and many other island shops
Bonaire Diving Made Easy, Third Edition, is an es-
sential in your dive bag. The latest information on
Bonaire's shore dive sites.
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
APA Construction are professional General
Contractors. They also specialize in creating patios
and walkways with fibulous sprayed and stamped
concrete pavement.
CELL PHONES
Cellular One Special Offer -Free calls on the week-
end. Buy NAf300 worth of calls and get a free Nokia
or Motorola cell phone.
CLEANING SERVICE
Conetal Cleaning Service cleans homes, apartments,
offices. Offers babysitting, gardening, laundry.
DIVING
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-
uter H.Q.
ive Inn Seven studio apartments and dive shop/
school directly on the waterfront in the heart of town.
Friendly, highly experienced with an exceptional
staff


FITNESS
Bonfysio offers comprehensive fitness programs to
suit your needs whether they be weight loss sports or
just keeping in shape. Convenient schedule.
Fit 4 Life at the Plaza Resort Mall. Classes inPi-
lates, Aerobics, TaeBo and more. Professional train-
ers, fitness machines and classes for all levels.
GARDEN SUPPLIES AND SERVICES
Green Label has everything you need to start ormain-
tain your garden. They can design install and maintain
it and offr plants, irrigation supplies and garden
chemicals.
GIFTS AND SOUVENIRS
The Bonaire Gift Shop has an wide selection of gifts,
souvenirs, liquor, dive watches, digital cameras,
things for the home, T-shirts all at low prices.
HOTELS
Caribbean Club Bonaire is in atranquil setting at
Hilltop, adjacent to Oil Slick Leap dive site. Cool
breezes, fresh water pool, cozy bar and restaurant.
Golden Reef Inn is the affordable alternative with
fully equipped studio apartments in a quiet Bonaire
neighborhood. Just a 3-minute walk to diving and the
sea.
METALWORK AND MACHINE SHOP
b c b-Botterop Construction Bonaire N.V., offers
outstanding fabrication of all metal products, includ-
ing stainless. Complete machine shop too.
PHOTO FINISH ING
Paradise Photo in the Galeries Shopping Center of-
fers fast, fine processing for prints and slides plus a
variety of items and services for your picture-taking
pleasure.
REAL ESTATE/ RENTAL AGENTS
Harbourtown Real Estate is Bonaire's oldest real
estate agent. They specialize in professional cus-
tomer services and top notch properties.
Re/Max Paradise Homes: International/US connec-
tions. 5% of profits donated to local community.
Sunbelt Realty offers full real estate, rental, and in-
surance services. Ifyou want a home or to invest in
Bonaire, stop inand see them.
REPAIRS
Bon Handyman is here if you need something fixed
or built. Ultra reliable, honest and experienced. Elec-
trical, plumbing woodworking, etc.


RESORTS & ACTIVITIES
Buddy Dive Resort offers diving, Adventure Fun
tours including kayaking, mountain biking, cave snor-
keling and exploration.
SAILING
Woodwind has it all: Smooth trimaran sailing, to
Klein Bonaire, affordable prices, snorkeling with
equipment, guide, drinks, snacks. Call 560-7055
SECURITY
Special Security Services will provide that extra
measure of protection when you need it. Always reli-
able. Call 717-8125.
SHIPPING
Rocargo Freight Air and sea shipments in/out of
Bonaire. Customs agents. Professional and efficient.
FedEx agent. Call717-8922/8033.
SPA-DAY SPA
Face and Body Day Spa offers the ultimate inad-
vanced beauty treatments, facials and massage. Call
717-2622
SUPERMARKETS
Tropical Flamingo is convenient, clean, modem, ef-
ficient and has the lowest prices on Bonaire. Located
behind NAPA.
Visit Warehouse Bonaire to shop in a large, spotless
supermarket. You'll find American and European
brand products. THE market for provisioning.
WATER TAXI
Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Call Bonaire Nau-
tico at 560-7254. Ride the Kantika di Amor or Skiffy.
Hotel pickup too.
WINES
Antillean Wine Company. You've tried the rest;
now try the best: best pnces, highest quality wines
from around the world, kept in a cooled warehouse.
Free delivery.
YOGA
Yoga For You. Join certified instructors Desired and
Don at Jong Bonaire for a workout that will refiesh
mind and body. Private lessons too.

ATTENTION BUSINESSMEN:
Put your ad in The Bonaire Reporter.
The most advertisingfor your guilder.
Phone/Fax 717-8988, Cel 791-7252


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ON THE ISLAND SINCE...
"TC"P~ANEAD


"T first came in 1991 to dive and
I stayed at Captain Don's Habi-
tat. I'dfound out about Bonaire through
my dive shop in Atlanta, Georgia. We
didn't know anything about the island
and nobody had ever been here. That
first time the diving was beautiful, but
as I was living such a fast paced life I
said alter two days in Bonaire, 'I'll
never come back!' I didn't know how
to relax; I wanted to go, go, go... but
there was nowhere to go. Alter the fifth
day, however, my body and my mind
said, 'This is nice!' It takes time for
your body and soul to learn how to re-
lax when your life is so stressful all the
time. But once you've learned it, it's
the best medicine in the world and you
don't want to go back to your old life
anymore.
I'm an Army brat; my father was in
the Army and we traveled all over. We
lived in Germany from when I was six
till I was nine. I was the oldest. After
me my parents thought they couldn't
have any more kids, so in Germany
they adopted my sister. But once she
came the pressure was off and I had
another sister and a brother.
My education was in Virginia, then I
moved to Northern California I was 15
when I graduated from high school, so I
went to college because at that young
age there was nothing else to do. In
Northern California I worked with the
Forest Service, driving the railroad
crews in a nine-passenger, four-wheel
drive suburban taxi. Sometimes there
was so much snow that I' dhave a
snowplow attached to the front of my
taxi to make my own roads. Then for 10
years I worked with the sheriff s de-
partment between Northern Califomia
and Oregon. After that I was a fire-
fighter for 10 years in Oregon and in
Atlanta, Georgia.
Then I opened my ownbusiness as a
transportation broker, putting the ship-
per and the trucking companies to-
gether. I was the middleman. I did that
for 12 years and I was doing veiy well.
After my first trip to Bonaire I went
back to the States and put another dive
group together right away. From then
on I came five, six times a year with
large dive groups. Being the 'quiet' per-
son that I am, I was able to bring
groups and find things inBonaire to do
that make people want to come back
over and over. I'd also take groups to
other places, but I'd always return to
Bonaire, and every time I came back
I'd extend my trip alter I got here. The
last time, before I came to live here, I
was supposed to come for two weeks
but I stayed for five. After that trip I


cation for two and a half months to
Egypt, Israel, Brazil and Per. When I
got back to Atlanta I still wanted to go
to Bonaire. I still missed it It had be-
come part of me."
She's pretty, she 's vulnerable and
she 's tough; she 's the one and only
'TC' Panecaldo, and once you know
her, you like her.
"In 1998 I got a work permit with
Rob, the owner of Rum Runners restau-
rant at Captain Don's Habitat, and I
was hired as a head bartender. Rob,
who knew what kind of life I'd been
living in the States, told me 'TC, you' 11
never last six months!' But the reason
I'd chosen Bonaire over every other
place I've been (and I've dove almost
every island in the Caribbean) is first of
all I could drink the water. I didn't want
to brush my teeth out of a bottle of wa-
ter for the rest of my life. Second: The
Bonairean people were the friendliest
people I' d ever met in my life, and
third, the diving has everything.
In the US I had it all everything any-
body could want. Here it's different;
you change as a person. Your priorities
are totally different, and you find out
that there's very little that one really
needs. You learn to like who you are as
a person.




"I also love to dance,
I'm a real good dancer...
come by Friday night at
Buddy Dive and dance
with me... I'm the
dancing bartender!"
A ftpr R m Pnnpnr T hmcrno tho
manager of Coconut Crash at the Plaza.
Now I've been the head bartender at
Buddy Dive for almost three years. My
frozen cocktails are famous. Repeat
guests come back for them. In spite of
the hours I like it. I can talk to the
guests about diving about anything.
Bartenders are supposed to listen," she
laughs, "but I listen and I talk!
One of my most famous cocktails is
called 'Forbidden Passion' and telling
you this I'm thinking of something else:
It is difficult in my age group to find a
single man with some of my same in-
terests, so now that I have the opportu-
nity to say it", a big grin shows on her
face: "You (reader)! If you're inter-
ested come to the bar and have a
'Forbidden passion!'
When I' mnot working I' mdiving


five times a
week, and of
course I have
my motorcy-
cle Suzuki
800 Intruder,
but with
mini ape
hangers, red
leather seat,
two-in-one
pipes and my
'motorcycle
bitch,' Sassy,
my dog that
rides with me
on my gas
tank. I'ma
member of
the Bonaire
Motorcycle
Club and we
travel to
Curacao and
Aruba every y
like a family. IfI ever really need any-
thing I know I can count on them. I also
love to dance; I'm areal good dancer.
Come by Friday night at Buddy Dive
and dance with me. I'm the dancing
bartender!
Another passion of mine are my dogs.
Growing up I never had one as we were
constantly traveling, so when I came to
Bonaire I just happened to stop in at the
Animal Shelter, 'just to look.' Yeah!
Right! There was a dog that was very
sick; they didn't think she was going to
live. Nobody wanted her. And they said
if I wanted to take the time to get her
healthy again that I could have her for
free. That was my first dog and her
name is 'Skinny,' and she's wonderful
and healthy as can be. Then somebody
had a 'mostly Cocker spaniel' puppy,
so I figured Skinny needed a playmate.
Then Karen and Bud from Sand Dol-
lar Grocery said, 'TC, these people are
leaving the island and they have two
BIG dogs. Would you like to take
them?' I went to see them and it was all
over but the shouting I started picking
up hungry and sick dogs from the
streets that needed a home. Laura De
Salvo had her column, 'Pet of the
Week,' so I went to the Shelter and
there was a mother with two puppies. I
took all three and swore I would never
go back to the Shelter! Now I have 15
dogs and I haven't been back except
for these last weeks to volunteer for the
sterilization program. It was a very
worthwhile program and fun and a
good learning experience and I hope
they'll do it again next year. I'll be right
there to help!


to get rid of them, but 15 is a lot They
get their shots every year and Jan
Laarakker is one of the best vets I've
ever met, but it is expensive. So, if
there are any good sales in the States,
like dog shoes, toys, tick and heart-
worm medicine, please feel free, espe-
cially when you' re coming to the is-
land, to contact me by e-mail:
TSEAl@Hotmaitcom. Any donations
would be greatly appreciated; however,
I'11 be more than willing to pay for any-
thing. It's got to be cheaper than in
Bonaire.

To me Bonaire has it all. You just
have to look for it and see that it's
there. I go on my bike, the wind in my
face, the freedom, and do the same
roads over and over again, but it's al-
ways different and I never get tired of
it. Then when I come home my dogs
are there and their beautiful little faces
are the last thing I see before I go to
sleep and the first thing I see when I
wake up in the morning
My office is the bar and every day I
see the sun set. How many people see
the sun set every day and appreciate it?
And when I go diving there's utter
peace and beauty. So, in spite of some
things that are
not right,
still... to me
Bonaire is the
closest I've
found to the
perfect world."
D Greta
Kooistra


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FOOTWASHER MINISTRY

Walk of Honor


H e' s known around the world as
"The Footwasher" David Cape,
a South African, has carried his cross
with the mounted bowl along the high-
ways and byways of the world, going
through 26 countries. It's his way of
demonstrating Jesus' love and servitude.
"Serving is a dignity and adelight," he
says. During the last 15 years David has
washed the feet of presidents of coun-
tries, the feet of prostitutes and the feet of
lepers
David is now in Bonaire, having been
called to continue his pilgrimage in
places where he' s most needed. He and
his team will be here until November 21,
walking the island and working with dif-
ferent churches on the island He spoke at
a service last Sunday at the Bonaire
ChristianFellowship andlglesia
Baranka d Resrekson.
He and his team, undeterred by the
rain, started walking last Tuesday.
David appears just a regular guy, affa-
ble and friendly and someone you like to
spend time with He's genuinely and sin-
cerely interested in the lives of others and
asks questions Then he starts to tell sto-
ries of his exploits and you realize you
are in the presence of someone who truly
follows his heart and his God no matter
where it takes him. He's doing something
right because his and his family' s needs
are taken care of "I haven't had a salary
for 15 years," he says.


David and his wife Carol are from
South Africa where 15 years ago he had a
very comfortable ministry. Most of his
parishioners were well heeled, driving
Mercedes and BMWs He and Carol had
a nice home a lovely environment. But
all around them the horrors of Apartheid
were happening. David and his church
were living in a "gilded cage." Then
something started to happen to him He
realized what was going on around him
and he knew he had to do something
about it. It came to him that washing the
feet, an act that Jesus often did, was what
he should do. He and his family left the
comforts of his home and church and set
off


In Curacao, he volunteered
to minister to the inmates at
the Bon Futuro prison. The
head of the prison, delighted
to see him, said, "We'll take
you to the 'hard core'
criminals first. They need it
the most."

Just before the fall of Apartheid David
walked 3,500 kilometers across the
length of the country during the very
volatile political climate to declare the
message of peace in Jesus
Tenyears ago he felt he had to go to
the Sudan. After trying unsuccessfully to


get inviathe regular governmental chan-
nels, he went directly to Nairobi where
there was a big UN complex He was
flown in to a remote area where the peo-
ple and the animals were so hungry that
the cows were stunted and the people
were unclothed, sick with diarrhea and
nearly skeletal. He ministered to them,
but after he returned home he "developed
compassion," as he says. "I had to do
something." He organized churches and
groups and sent in materials and food.
"We clothed 10,000 people," he says.
And they initiated an agricultural self-
help program Recently he's launched a
housing initiative in South Africa for the
homeless.
He admits he seems to be called to ar-
eas of disaster. During the first GulfWar
he ministered to both Americans and
Iraqis. In Curaqao, he volunteered to
minister to the inmates at the Bon Futuro
prison. The head of the prison, delighted
to see him, said, "We'll take you to the
'hard core' criminals first. They need it
the most."
For the last three years David, Carol
and his staffhave been to some of the
Caribbean Islands for month-long visits,
working with local churches. Birthed out
of a scripture in the book of Isaiah which
says that"..the islands wait expectantly
for the Lord.." and another saying that
"God will visit the islands a second
time.." God has called David to walk the
islands "A Walk of Honor," and to again
prophetically declare the servant love of
Jesus.
David and his team of 16 will be in
Bonaire, walking through the island until
November 21. Members of his team are
from England, South Africa and from all


over the US. They will be serving the
needy in different ways -feeding, cloth-
ing, repairing roofs, even painting "They
want to show that there is faith not just in
words, but that we, like Jesus have come
to serve," he says. "We want it to be a
blessing not charity."
On November 19 at 7:30 pm there will
be a "Celebration" at the Bonaire Chris-
tian Fellowship and Iglesia Baranka di
Resurekson on the Lagoen Road and
David will tell some of his stories For
more information callTess Cameron or
Pastor Alex Senchi at 785-9530. O


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*to find it, just look up


Leo the Lion's Meteor Shower
Wil Definitely Not Roar This Year
but You may Find it A-meew-zing


E very Novenber visitors to the
SkyPark are treated to a me-
teor shower that appears to originate
from Leo the Lion. This event is la-
beled the Leonid meteor shower.
And for the past few years it was ab-
solutely wonderful because the comet
responsible for the Leonid meteors
was relatively close to Earth But it's
much further away now so we won't
see nearly as many meteors as we .
have in the past. Even so it should be
better for us than last year because
last year's Leonids were wiped out by
bright moonlight and this year there'll
be no moonlight whatsoever to inter-
fere with seeing the fainter meteors.
Next Wednesday moming, No-
vember 18th, around 3 an, face east
where, halfway up from the horizon,
you'll see our old friend Leo the Lion
The front part of Leo is marked by Engraving of 1833 meteor storm-
stars which trace out a sickle shape or made over 10 years later
a backwards question mark And
Leo's rearis marked by three stars
which form a triangle And ecery November on the night of the Leonid meteor shower
bright streaks of light whch we call meteors flash across the sky and appear to come
from a spot within Leo's sickle But it's really an optical illusion because the meteors
are millions of times closer. You see meteors are nothing more than tiny bits of comet
debris that slain into our Earth's atmosphere so fast tha they incinerate and cause gas-
ses in our Earth's atmosphere to briefly light up, kind of like the gasses in a neon tube.
The comet that causes the Leonids is the Comet Temp el-Tuttle which pays our Sun
a visit every 33 years. But every time it visits the Sun it sheds some of its debris all
along its obit, its trail, so after hundreds of years Tempel-Tuttle's orbit has become
filled with tiny specks of comet debris And every November when our Earth plows
into this river of comet debris some specks slam into our Earth's atmosphere, leaving
trails of light which we call the Leonid meteors.
Now most of the specks are very tiny and leave very faint trails but there are always
a few bigger specks and they can leave brilliant trails which will make you absolutely
gasp with deliglt. So because we have im bright moonlight to interfere this year you
may expect to see 15 to 20 meteors per hour; if you're patient

Here's what I advise for optimum viewing. Start watching about 3 am, Wednesday
morning, andmake sure you're far away from the lights of Kralendijk. Lie back in a
sleeping bag orblanket on a lawn chair with your fet pointing east Then slowly scan
the sky back and forth for at least an hour and you should see a few bright ones You
have a better chance to see more briglt ones about an hourbefore sunrise because
that's when Leo will be almost overhead.
Happy meteor hunting, and remember tha although Leo will not roar as he has in
recent years his meew-ing may still be quite awesome. O Jack Horkhimer


Moon Info
New New Moon November 12th


For the week:
November 12-19, 2004
By Astrologer Michael Thiessen
ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Be aware of deception when it comes to yourposition,
and be sure not to jump to conclusions You are best not to say too much to colleagues.
Your creative talent will prove to be lucrative if put to proper use. Disharmony in your
relationship may cause minor ailments Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
TA URUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Romance will be on your mind, and chances for ideal
connections are in the works. Do not give your heart to someone who may not live up
to your standards Romance will come through involvement with fundraising organiza-
tions Someone may try to damage your reputation Your lucky day this week will be
Thursday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Try to avoid being extravagant this week. Make plans
to attend group discussion or get together with friends who like to talk as much as you
do. You may find that female colleagues will be more help than you anticipated. Try
out for a local sports team such as volleyball tennis, lawn bowling or whatever inter-
ests you Your lucky day this week will be Monday.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) Try to get away with your mate. Work on legitimate
financial deals that may enable you to bring in some extra cash. Relatives may play an
important role in your social activities. If you can get away for a vacation, do so. Your
lucky day this week will be Saturday.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You can make progress ifyou deal with the right individu-
als. Its time to reevaluate your motives. Implement your ideas irto your projects at
work. Romance appears. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept 23) Friendships will be rined if you let too many people
get involved in any disputes Opportunities to make advancements through good busi-
ness sense are evident. You can make money but not through harebrained schemes or
gambling Put your efforts into making changes to your domestic scene. Your lucky
day this week will be Saturday.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Control your notions and everything will fall into
place. Secret affairs may only cause complications in your life. Any capricious behav-
ior will confuse loved ones and your mood swings will result in loneliness. Romantic
opportunities will be plentiful if you go out with friends. Your lucky day this week
will be Friday.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) Seminars will provide you with knowledge and
amusement. Romantic opportunities will be plentiful ifyou get out and mingle Be
careful not to come on too strongly. Your mate could get on your nerves if he or she
backs you into an anotional comer or puts restrictions on your time. Your lucky day
this week will be Sunday.
SAGITTARIIS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) It may notbe thebest time to confront employ-
ers or to present your ideas. You can make changes to your living quarters that should
please family members Don't push your luck with authority. Refuse to get involved in
idle chatter; it will only make you look bad. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Romantic encounters will be full of excitement.
You can easily impress others with your generous nature. Make changes to your living
quarters that will please the whole family. Be tactful if you see flaws in someone else's
work. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Go out with friends. You can get the attention of im-
portant individuals, but it might not be the time to get them to help orto back your
ideas. Your emotional stability may influence the changes taking place in your per-
sonal life. You will enjoy lavish forms of entertainment and should consider making
arrangements early. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) You could expand your circle of friends if you get in-
volved in unusual activities. Do the necessary chores and then do things that please
you. You will feel better about yourself and you may also meet potential lovers. You
are best to work behind the scenes on projects that require detail or precision Your
lucky day this week will be Sunday. 1


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