Title: Bonaire reporter
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n an action that appeared to
surprise Dutch legislators but
surprising to few on Bonaire, on
June 2 the Bonaire Island Coun-
cil unanimously approved a
motion to consult with Bonaire
residents (Antilleans, Dutch peo-
ple resident more than 50 days
and foreign residents on island
for five years or more) on its
status in the Dutch Kingdom in
a special referendum to be held
before October 1. The motion did
not include the conditions that
caused a similar motion to be
overruled by the island governor.
The new "question" to be put to
the voters is: "I agree with the
negotiation result concerning the
future constitutional structure of
Bonaire," to be answered "yes"
or "no."

'Whatever the outcome of the
new referendum, Robby Beuken-
boom, speaking for the Island
Government, said Bonaire would
live up to commitments already
signed with Holland. "It cannot
be otherwise, for Bonaire and the
Netherlands have signed an agree-
ment and the Dutch parliament has
already passed seven BES laws.
We must make the best of it."

0 WEB, Bonaire's power com-
pany, planned a test on June 4,
between 8 am and 1pm, to con-
nect the renewable electrical
system from Ecopower -wind
turbines and (bio-)diesel plant-
to the island's electrical grid for
a short period.
Both electrical systems of Eco-
power and WEB NV had sepa-
rately undergone reliability tests
prior to this connection. The origi-
nal plan had been to connect
early this year.
Despite requests The Reporter has
been unable to get a report from

WEB on the test results. Currently
the wind turbines are still.

I A judge has given the Public
Prosecutor's Office until No-
vember 1 to press charges against
Bonaire politicians, Ramonsito
Booi and Bumey El Hage. They
are listed as suspects in the
"Zambizi- Fiji" case of fraud, drug
trafficking, money laundering and
gold smuggling.
If the prosecution cannot complete
its case by then, in which the first
arrests were made in September
2009, both men will no longer be
considered suspects. Booi and El
Hage went to court to force the
prosecution to come up with
something tangible or stop calling
them suspects. The judge's ruling
does not reflect on the guilt or
innocence of the two men. The
trial date for the criminal case is
set for August 2010.

) Figures released last Friday by
the Bonaire Hotel & Tourism As-
sociation (BONHATA) reveal that
the occupancy for the first five
months of 2010 shows an overall
increase of 6.90% over 2009 an
encouraging sign. However, when
compared to the same time frame
of 2008, the occupancy level is
still behind, but luckily not by
much. Unfortunately, the forecast
occupancies for the next six
months are not so encouraging.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism
Association (CHTA) shows a
similar but more negative story.

)Curagao Judge Polkamp of the
Court in Civil Servant Cases deter-
mined that the decision to dismiss
the two police officers who had
been on duty the night that Mar-
lies van der Kouwe was kid-
napped in Bonaire must be nulli-
fied and the men must receive
their salary retroactively. The offi-
cers, Albert Beaumont and Errlon
Giromus, were suspended on No-
vember 25, 2008, and dismissed
on June 1, 2009. The Judge said
while it's true that they made a
serious assessment mistake, it does
not mean they are unsuitable to
perform their duty as law enforce-
ment officers.
Dutch newspapers reported that
(Continued on page 8)

1 With the integration of Bonaire into
the Netherlands just four months away
Dutch elections, normally of minor
interest to island residents, take on a
new significance. In last Wednesday's
Dutch general election results no party
came near to getting a majority in par-
liament which means that weeks or
months of tough negotiations are in
prospect before a government is

New PM? Mark Rutte

The Labor Party led by former Amsterdam Mayor Job
Cohen took 30 seats and Mark Rutte's VD Liberals took 31
of the 150 seats. It was the closest Dutch parliamentary election
in more than 50 years.
Geert Wilders's anti-immigrant PVV Freedom Party more
than doubled its vote to take third place with 24 seats. Prime
Minister Jan Peter Balkenende stepped down as Christian De-
mocrat Party leader after his party's support was cut in half to
20 seats.

Geert Wilders' PW obtained a surprising victory and the Chris-
tian Democratic CDA suffered the biggest defeat in its history. A
surge of support for the far-right PV Freedom party with an
anti-immigration focus has left the Netherlands facing the possi-
bility of a four-party coalition government.
Labor, despite appearing rather pleased with its 30 seats, booked
its second worst result ever. Left-wing liberal D66 and green
party GroenLinks both won big but remain relatively small par-
ties. They will both seat as many members of parliament as
the Socialist Party lost this election: 10.
The previous government, a three-party coalition of center and
left parties, collapsed in February after internal disagreement
over the deployment of Dutch forces in Afghanistan.
In the wake of Wednesday's election, most Dutch political ana-
lysts think the most likely coalition combination would be an
unwieldy four-party grouping of Rutte's Liberals with a center-
left trio of Labor and the smaller Democratic Liberal and Green
parties. The only possible three-party coalition would be made
up of Labor, the Liberals and Christian Democrats.
Most mainstream parties, except Rutte's Liberals, have ruled out
bringing Wilders and his far-right Freedom Party into a new gov-
In modern times it's taken an average of almost three months to
form a Dutch coalition government. The longest was 208 days in

The high profile financial issues facing the Dutch lawmakers
relegates the process of the dissolution and reformation of the
Dutch Antilles almost to insignificance while the date of tran-
sition looms even larger on the islands.

While the formalization of the major issues of transition was
completed by the present caretaker Dutch government there are
many details lacking for a smooth 10/10/10 changeover from the
present structure of the "Country" of the Netherlands Antilles
into the new structure of the BES Island Dutch municipality and
Curacao and Sint Maarten as new Kingdom "countries." Hope-
fully a new government will soon be formed.

Table of Contents
This Week's Stories

Dutch Election Results
Govt urged to Save Wetlands
Salinja Vilt 3
SGB Poetry Contest Winners 6
Xemio's Back-Magic Treasure 6
Changes On the Way to Holland 7
Triathlon Moments 1C
Barracuda-Budget Marine Open water
Swim 11
Elena (Helen Dovale Sargent) Exhibit 11
Second Generation Lionfish 1
Washington Park41 Birthday 1E
Archeological Dig Begins 1
Leatherback Turtle Nest 1i
Guest Editoria- Biggest Blunder 1(
Bondy on the Bal-World Cup 3 1
Shelter Rescue 1
Reporter 16 Party 1i
How Much? Poem on Gulf spill 2
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since (B6i Antoin) 4
Bonaire Voices (Foyan Boyz) 7
Sudoku Puzzle 7
Bon Qui #30 (Movie Screens) 8
Bonaire On Wheels- Mini Clubman 9
What s Happening, Cruise Ship
Schedule 12
Reporter Masthead 12
Classifieds 13
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times,
Moon Phase 13
Shopping & Service Guides 14
Panchito Puzzles 16
PanchitoAnswers 17
Picture Yourself-Aberta, Canada 17
Bon Quiz Answer 17
Sudoku Solution 17
Pet of the Week (Ronald) 18
Sky Park (Early Summer Stars) 19
Parker's Horoscope 19

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Government Ur

A liansa Naturalesa di Bon-
aire, the alliance of Bonaire
nature organizations, calls Salifia
di Vlijt a natural asset that may
be worth more in its natural
state than as a development. Ali-
ansa calls on the government to
take immediate steps to halt the
saliiia's (salt pan) destruction
and assess the potential conse-
quences before it is too late.
However, in a past a court case
the Bonaire Government was or-
dered to allow Harbour Village
Development N.V. to excavate and
fill the Salifia Vlijt wetland oppo-
site the Harbour Village Resort in
preparation for construction of an
apartment complex. The govern-
ment will be charged NAf 50
thousand a day if it does not com-
ply, said Bonaire Commissioner
Jopie Abraham. In a taped inter-
view Abraham also charged that
the deal for the apartment develop-
ment was a result of corrupt prac-
tices by the previous Bonaire gov-

Salifia di Vlijt is a critical asset
for Bonaire, and its conversion to a
development could result in a sig-
nificant financial and environ-
mental loss to Bonaire, according
to Kris Kats, aquatic eco-
technologist of Progressive Envi-
ronmental Solutions and president
of the Nature Alliance.

"The site is an im- l
portant wetland, rec-
ognized for its func-
tions of flood control
and run-off catchment
during heavy rains,"
adds Kats. "It is an
essential natural eco-
system that nurtures
rare and endangered
According to the
development plans,
houses will be built
along the edges of the Sole sur
salifia, and the salifia
itself will be kept full of water by
pumping sea water in.

According to skilled observers,
the work has already destroyed
important areas of the salifia, in-
cluding nesting habitats, eggs and
at least one alive Least Tern chick,
an endangered species protected
under the international SPAW
treaty. Such destruction is a crimi-
nal offense under national law. The
resort's owner told environmental-
ists that he was unaware of the
critical nature of the area but that
was contradicted by the statement
of a Bonaire resident who said he
spoke to the owner personally.
Why is the salifia extremely im-
portant? For one thing it serves as
a buffer between land and sea.
After heavy rains, pollutants in run

to Save Valuable Wetlands

vivor of the tern nesting colony

-off settle in the wetland instead of
going into the sea. This is a critical
function for the health of nearby
coral reefs, which are very sensi-
tive to fine particles (of dust, sand
and organic material). The salifia
also provides flood control by ab-
sorbing high water flows during
spring tides, and provides food for
both salifia and reef wildlife.
"The loss of the Saliiia di Vlijt
in its natural state will not only
mean the loss of species of plants
and animals that you will not
find anywhere outside a salifia,
but it will also have serious ef-
fects on Bonaire's struggling
reefs," says Mabel Nava of Sea
Turtle Conservation Bonaire.
Bonaire National Parks Director
Elsmarie Beukenboom points out
that if the salifia is permanently

flooded with pumped-in seawater,
the entire ecosystem will change.
"A thorough assessment needs to
be done before we can understand
whether flooding the area is a re-
sponsible decision. For instance,
we are also aware that the salifia
has become full of sediments over
the years," she says. "I think it's
far more likely that, for Bonaire's
long-term interests, the salifia
needs to be restored, not further
degraded, but before anything is
done, a thorough assessment ought
to be the first step."
The Bonaire Government wants
to have an Environmental Effect
Report (MER) drawn up prior to

building on the salifia, but Harbour
Village claims that has already
been done. However, that MER no
longer complies with the current
criterion, says Commissioner
The Nature Alliance cautions
that allowing development of the
saliiia before a careful assess-
ment has been made of health,
infrastructure and environ-
mental effects leaves Bonaire
open to a host of expensive prob-
lems. Taxpayers will ultimately
bear the financial and social bur-
den of any damages to Bonaire's
infrastructure and resource as-
sets. U Aliansa press release/G.D.

Bonaire Reporter- June 18- July 2, 2010

The death of a wetland-Salina di Vlijt

Page 3


Swas born at 9 o'clock on
I a Sunday morning after
holy mass. My mother was
Blanca Ilario, my father 'Mo
Janchi' Antoin. Our house in
fact it's two houses on one piece
of property is next to the Coro-
moto Church in Antriol. I had a
great childhood, especially be-
cause of this neighborhood. Most
of the people have passed away
since then, but I've written about
them frequently; they were real
characters. I feel a bit nostalgic
about those days they will
never come back..." He smiles:
"That's how it is!
The house next to ours was
rented out and used as a nursery
school named 'Vila Maria Cor-
etti' and when I was old enough
my mother sent me there, but
soon enough, when the teacher
wasn't paying attention, I fled
and ran home.
I never wanted to go to school;
I hated it. I went to high school at
Lourdes Mavo. The last two
years it went well and I was one
of the best graduating students.

School was really traumatic for
me. I loved my freedom! So, I
started working for Radio Neth-
erlands World Broadcasting as an
operator at the relay station. I
stayed with them for about 18
months, then I was called up for
military training in Aruba. I
really took to it. I don't know
why, as I love my freedom, but
even so I wanted to join the
army. I was tested and they
found out that I was terribly co-
lorblind, but I carried on. After
one year I got out. It was October
He laughs. "In a way, it makes
you a man. I never regretted it.
By the end of my term I had ap-
plied to the Aruba police and I
was supposed to go to the police
academy in February '76, but by
that time I was back on Bonaire
and working for Radio Nether-
lands once more.
On March 1st, 1977, I got a job
with the government at the press
information service. When I was
still working for Radio Nether-
lands the kxtra newspaper had

.. I'd never written anything except for one
letter to the editor in the La Prensa
newspaper.. and apparently that's why they
thought I was a good writer!"

come out and they approached
me to write for them. I don't
know why. Until that time I'd
never written anything except for
one letter to the editor in the La
Prensa newspaper.. and appar-
ently that's why they thought I
was a good writer! At that time
kxtra was only selling about 300
copies per day. I couldn't live off
that job, so my work with the
government was necessary.
The first article I wrote was on
February 29t 1976, about a car
which drove into my family's
home at 1 o'clock in the morn-
ing. Our house is located by the
'famous' faint curve in Antriol
next to the Coromoto church,
where they've since put the red
and white poles. That night it
was the first time a car ran into
the house. My family had a big
scare and they didn't have a
house anymore.They had to
move to what once was my nurs-
ery school, the other house on the
same property. The effect it had
on my family made it easier for
me to write because it was about
our own emotions. After that the
writing went smoothly. So, from
March 1st 1976, I've written
many, many articles for dxtra and
I also took all the photographs I
was talented!
In the beginning the newspaper
was in the hands of Niki Tromp,

but on March 1st 1977, I took
over and my brother Papi joined
me two years later. I had a nose
for news really! I still have.
People called me 'B6i kxtra.'
What I always liked best was
the ordinary people's news:
whose goats were killed by
whose dogs and all the problems
of the fishermen. This was really
important to me that's who I
am. I've associated myself with
the unions because I can't stand
injustice. The two most impor-
tant share holders of dxtra were
and still are the unions CFW and
ABVO. The newspaper came
from the Antillean worker back-
ground and I stuck to that.

Maybe it isn't objective, but I
will always choose the side of the
underdog. I have peace of mind;
I am not a material man.
I quit the government job in
1983. I wanted to feel free about
what I wanted to write. It was a
long shot because at that time I
had a family to take care of, but I
did it for my freedom. I built up
the Bonairean edition of dxtra. It
became serious. I did everything,
I even delivered the papers. Now
we're more than 10 people;
we're the largest newspaper on
Would you like some coffee? 'I
hear him grinding the coffee
(Continued on page 5)

Bonaire Reporter- June 18- July 2, 2010

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Bbi Antoin in front of the bxtra newspaper office

Page 4

(Continued from page 4)
beans. His house, the one that once was
the nursery school, is small, but very
nicely decorated with oldAntilleanfurni-
ture, paintings, photographs and an an-
tique tea set displayed on a cabinet. Boi
isfriendly and laid-back, a man with a
passion for the past and for nature, but as
he says, "I am all updated too, I know all
about Twitter and Face book!"He returns
with a very good cup of coffee and sits
"I grew into what I became. I wanted to
be a policeman, but I stayed on Bonaire. I
also wanted to be a pilot- like every other
boy- but my parents couldn't afford it.
And, you know what's interesting? My
son Franklin became a policeman and
now he's a full-time pilot for DAE. He
also writes for extra and he wrote a book.
Franklin always came along with me
when he was a child and he also has a
flair for news, but he chose a different
direction. In a way I feel a bit sad about it
because I'm getting older too. My other
son, Danielson, also wants to become a
pilot. He's 18 and he already has his solo
I am also a grandpa. Franklin's son
Maynard is going to be two years old in
November and I've got a nine-year-old
daughter as well, Sebel. A very cute and
intelligent girl she is! My children mean
everything to me my children and Bon-
aire. I get along fine with my children and
I got to know them really well. Franklin
knows who I am the best better than
anybody else." He grins. "There might be
some women who think they know me,
but there is nobody in the whole wide
world who knows me as well as my son

In '85 I started writing
more than just news stories.
My dad had gotten old and I
visited him often. He told
me about his childhood in
Nort di Salina, his work as a
seaman and stories about the
Esso tankers he was working
on during WWII. He was
born in 1898. Can you imag-
ine? That's how I got into it,
because of him nobody
else. It was him, my father.
And so, my passion for oral
history was born.
Arthur Sealy, who is a real
historian, taught me how to
do research on documents
and how to analyze and I
kept going on. It resulted in
more than 30 books and I
wrote six books with short
personal stories. From 1985-
2000 I interviewed hundreds
of people and recorded it on
cassettes. Now I've began to digitalize all
those tapes. In 2000 we changed from
audio to audio visual with 'Herensia di
Siglo 20' ('Heritage of the 20th Century'),
a documentary series in which I interview
people over 70, preferably older, because
they've got something to tell. We made
more than 500 of those programs and I
will never forget anyone I've interviewed.
We're still going on. It's my passion. TV
11 and NOS TV broadcast it, but the pro-
gram also runs in Holland on Cable TV
and soon it will be broadcast in St. Martin
too. It has become a famous program.
I care very much for the past and when

you get older you see things differently. I
feel sad about the way Bonaire is chang-
ing and I'm afraid it will only get worse,
but I'm not fighting it anymore. Let it
be... I am tired of it. I'm using my energy
to record Bonaire's history to save what
still can be saved.
When I'm not working, I love to walk
long distances, and every weekend I walk
all over the island. It makes you physi-
cally tired, but mentally it makes you
I don't understand why people don't
respect nature the way they should. I write
about it, but it doesn't seem to help. I

don't understand why. Nature is a medi-
cine for everything. You get rid of your
stress, your blood pressure comes down
and you feel peaceful. I am a big man, but
I'm in good shape. I can walk eight hours
in Washington Park and do 36 kilometers
and feel good...
and then I can eat a
little bit more!"

Story and photos
by Greta Kooistra


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Bonaire Reporter- June 18- July 2, 2010

SGB High School Poetry Contest Winners

The winners of the poetry
contest for students in Artie
de Vries' and Johannetta
Gordijn's higher-education
preparation classes were honored
on Thursday, June 4. The con-
test came about as a result of
classes on poetry presented by
guest teacher, Pauline Kayes,
Professor of Humanities at Park-
land College in Champaign, Illi-
nois. A total of 54 poems were
submitted from four classes.
Johannetta Gordijn reported that
one of her students-in fact, one
of the winners -told her, "I would
never have taken up a pen to
write a poem if I had not been
inspired by Ms. Kayes' lesson."
At the ceremony, Kayes told the
students that their work was
"phenomenal," considering that
English is not their first lan-
guage. She provided the prize
money in the hope that they can
see "how writing can make
money" and encouraged them to
include writing in their future
career plans. The winners also
received copies of the poem,
"How Much" (page 20), that
Kayes wrote in response to their
discussions about the Gulf of
Mexico oil spill and its relation-
ship to Bonaire.

Derek Aranguren received $75
for his first prize poem "The
Minstrel's Sonnet." Daniela Si-
mal received second prize of $50
for "The Link" and Louise Mar-
tijn received third prize of $25
for her poem "That Girl. These

winning poems are published in
this issue of The Reporter.
Honorable Mentions went to
Jair Vangansewinkel for
"Something;" Geruliane Booi
for "Sparkling Water;" Sarah-
Ann Maartense for "The Long
Awaited Fall;" Timo van der
Veen for "South Africa;" Qui-
peng Wu for "Under the Street
Light;" and Keila Mensche for
"My Need of Freedom." These
poems will be published in
forthcoming issues of The Re-

1s Prize-- The Minstrel's Sonnet
By Derek Aranguren
When the skyfills with its first
star's shining light,
I find myself trapped in blissful
Unconscious to any form ofpull
or gravitation,
Recalling days spent with thee in

With His Magic
X emio Jacobs, who with his
sister, brother and others
entertained the island with his
band, Magic Sounds, during the
90s, is back on Bonaire perform-
ing every weekend during the
month of June. Xemio, who began

true delight.
Yet now our bond is reduced to
words you dare not recite,
Leaving the image ofyour face
forever in my mind engraved,
Reminding me of the scorned
path that I once paved,
Leaving my soul anything but
Now, as my eyes open to see a
great crowd,
Eager to see me in my besieged
I see thy beaming smile as Ipre-
pare to speak aloud,
Causing me to once more release
my pains and their grand weight.
So I proceed to sing the sweet
sounds ofsoulful sobriety
Knowing that I will always love
thee, be it pronounced or quietly.

2"d Prize "The Link"
By Daniela Simal

The sea and the wind,
Different from each other in
countless ways.
Their whole lives they brush

his musical career at 15, left Bon-
aire for Curacao in 2000 after his
musician father's death. "It was a
bad era in Curacao then," he says.
"I sold Magic Sounds. Then I
worked for someone else, then the
Rhumba Band for a year."
It wasn't a pretty picture, but
through it all Jacobs developed his
talents then started Magic Treas-

rauine aayes ana nrne ae nres congratulate me winners

against each other
But never succeed to become
As strong and warm as the gusts
might be
And as big and powerful as the
waves might get,
Their love doesn 't seem to come
But there is a way.
As I step onto my windsurfgear,
I become the connection.
My soul is the link to this beauti-
ful passion.
As I cruise along I realize
I am the link.

3rd Prize "That Girl"
By Loesje Martijn

We all dream of being that girl
That girl that has the perfect life
That girl that's the most popular
That girl that everyone loves
That girl that's prettier than eve-
That girl that all the boys drool

ure in 2008. He does arrange-
ments and composing. He has his
own studio and recording produc-

Magic Treasure will be playing
Friday, Saturday and Sundays in
June: 18 June-Executive Happy
Hour; 19 June- Dow Party at Rin-
con City; 20 June-Father's Day at

That girl with the perfect hus-
That girl with the perfect kids...

But I'm happy to be ME,
And that's something That Girl
will never be. 0 L.D.

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Page 6



Did you
know that
Foyan is the
name of an eld-
erly woman
named Mrs.
Flora Martis
(80), a very well
known story
teller, poetry
composer and
singer in Rin-
con? She creates
her own stories,
poems and
songs, and she
sings them by
heart. She was
decorated for

Flora Martis and Salomon "Zales"Anthony

her marvelous
contribution to Bonairean culture and
folklore on different occasions, especially
on Rincon Day. But why are The Foyan
Boyz known as The Foyan Boyz?

A group of young boys used to practice
soccer in a field in front of Mrs. Flora
"Foyan" Martis' house. In 1995 after
training they decided to form a musical
and krioyo (cultural) group to participate
in a cultural festival, the Kanto Krioyo
festival, for Rincon Day. Because the soc-
cer team was already called The Foyan
Boys, the group decided to keep that name
for the music festival. On April 21, 1995,
The Foyan Boys gave their first public
presentation in the Cultural Song Festival
for Rincon Day. In their second presenta-
tion for that night Mrs. Flora "Foyan"
Martis, then 65 years old, sang her song,
"Retira Bo Mes For Di Mi," ("Leave Me
Alone"). They won different awards that
night: as the first, the second finalists and
the most popular group. On that day Mrs.
Anna Thode (R.I.P.) mother of Mr.
George "Cultura" Thode, a ranger in
Washington Park, approached The Foyan
Boyz to ask to sing with them.

Mr. Salomon "Zales" Anthony (44), a
talented young man and one of the foun-
ders of the musical group and a composer
himself, continues. "We immediately
started practicing with Mrs. Anna Thode
because in July of that same year, 1995, we
had our first presentation on our neighbor
island of Curagao. We played songs with
Anna Thode like 'Rosa Laga Jan
Bai' ('Rosa, Let John Go'), 'Mi Tin Dere-
chi Biba' ('I Have the Right to Live') and
more, songs that became hits. We contin-
ued with the musical group although it
wasn't our intention from the start. We
were constantly receiving invitations from
our sister islands of Curagao and Aruba.

In 2000, when Mr. Chendall Beaumont
moved to Aruba, Mr. Johny Vlijt took his
position in The Foyan Boyz as singer.
After Anna Thode died in 2003 Mr. Au-
gustin Kroon (R.I.P.) joined the group.
Mr. Kroon was a well known writer and
composer of our cultural music. He was
the main singer from the band and sang
songs like 'Katibunan' ('Slaves'), 'Man
Los' ('Loose Hands') and more. During
the 15 years we participated in the Kanto
Krioyo festival we won first place five
times and as first finalist, eight times. The
Foyan Boyz participated in the Tumba

festival five times and got the first and
second finalist prizes one time and as ab-
solute winner twice with our singer, Mr.
Johny Vlijt, who was King of the Tumba
festival three times in a row." (Mr. Salo-
mon "Zales" Anthony composed all these
tumba songs and other cultural songs, like
'Chi ku Cha,' 'Barakoa,' 'Chico na
Cuba,' 'Trepochi' and more that became
very famous during the 15 years of the
Foyan Boyz' existence.)

"The Foyan Boyz have produced five CDs
and are a very popular cultural music
group all over the region. In 2004 we had
a cultural tour in Holland, giving different
presentations. In 2007 we were in Cuba
for another presentation in the Caribbean
Festival del Fuego. Two years in a row we
participated in a cultural parade called
'Seu' in Curagao. The next country is
Colombia. We were invited to give pres-
entations in the Flower Festival which
takes place the 8t of August this year. It's
an expensive trip but it's worth it, and
with the help of some sponsors we can
continue to spread Bonairean culture and
folkloric music to other countries.

Our plans for the future are to keep our
culture at a high level and to bring our
music all over the world. We're also plan-
ning to include a dancing group in the
band for our shows.

The Foyan Boyz members are Salomon
"Zales" Anthony, Gabriel Pourier, Aman-
cio Sint Jago and Dennis Anthony who
are part of the percussionist group, Jairz-
inho Trinidad (bass), Johan Trinidad
(guitar), Reinard Koeks (kuarta). The
singers are Johny Vlijt, Ginella Mercera
and Edson Frans. Roy Celestijn is the
road manager and Mrs. Anne Marie
Mersera is promoter."

The Foyan Boyz, as one of our cultural
groups, hopes to help keep Bonairean
culture and folklore alive. Have you ever
asked what your contribution could be?
You may send your answers, remarks or
questions to The Bonaire Reporter.
Story & photo by
Siomara Albertus

Send your comments to The
Bonaire Reporter, P.O. Box
407, Bonaire, or email re-
porter (aibonairenews.com.

Bonaire Reporter- June 18- July 2, 2010

Bonaire Already Changing

On The Way to Holland

Bonaire Government listing
the accomplishments of the
staff of the RSC (The Re-
source System Center established by
Dutch Ministries headed by Henk Kamp)
to assist the transition of Bonaire, Statia
and Saba (BES Islands) into the Nether-
lands was released earlier this month. For
complete details contact the RSC but
some highlights are:
4 The tax department made great
progress in eliminating the backlogs.
The tax revenue compared to the same
months in 2009 increased. The parliamen-
tary discussion of the new tax system in
the BES islands was scheduled for May
2010. At the request of a parliamentary
committee it has been delayed until a new
government is functioning following the
national election. (see page 2)
4 The BES tax service will be located
in Kralendijk in the building where
Girobank and Ennia are. The plans are
still on schedule. It will house the current
Inspector of Taxes for Bonaire, part of the
customs post Bonaire (Physical Surveil-
lance team remains housed in the building
at the port), parts of the Bonaire Ont-
vanger and some employees of the SVB.
4 Procedures for the dollarization of
the BES islands were begun by the bank-
ing sector under monitoring by the Dutch
Central Bank, which distributed brochures
with information to all BES companies.
4 The Ministry of Education, Culture
and Science took steps to correct defi-
ciencies in math and language. Test
scores already are showing improvement.
School buildings are to be upgraded:
1. A new primary school to support the
Papa Comes school with permanent hous-
ing for the Pelican School. Construction is
expected to begin next year.
2. Construction of a building for the
academic HAVO /VWO tracks of the
SGB high school. There is a land area of
10,000 m2 on Kaya Amsterdam, behind
the sports hall.
3. Setting up a cluster school for the vo-
cational SGB's VSBO, SBO & FORMA.
4 Development of a master plan for
the Bonaire airport to further develop it
and meet minimum international safety
standards of the International Civil Avia-
tion Organization (ICAO). Tens of mil-
lions of guilders are needed.
First priority is the maintenance of the
airport runway. Currently based on the
signing of the contract in June 2010, con-
struction can to begin in four to five
4Justice has engaged a consultant to set
up a model for legal aid for the BES

4 Centers for Youth and Family (low-
threshold assistance) are planned, includ-
ing intensive family support, foster care
and family houses and the juvenile justice
qualitatively and quantitatively strength-
4 A Center for Youth and Family will
be established in the former school
building next to the church at Wilhelmina
Plaza. Four organizations will provide
their services: SEBIKI, Bonaire Youth
Foundation, the clinic and Porta Habri.
4 Jong Bonaire was given a sizable
grant to continue to renovate its buildings.
4 Planning for extensive improvement
in health care, including a kidney dialy-
sis facility are well underway. Collabora-
tion with the teaching hospitals of the Free
University and University of Amsterdam
(VUIAMC) are anticipated.
4Bonaire will get more full-time medi-
cal specialists, including an internist with
experience in the field of dialysis and dia-
betes in 2010.
4 Working with DEZA to streamline
employment procedures and process the
approximately 600 applications for work
permits pending.
4 The Royal Military Police is working
with Police and Customs to establish a
more effective and efficient service
4 A management plan is being prepared
for both fishing and marine biodiversity
around the BES islands.
4 Illegal waste dumping and litter in the
mondi and kunukus will get more control.
4 Sustainable Agriculture will be en-
couraged with the promotion of domestic
production of animal feed and agricultural
products. The project is linked to the es-
tablishment of a temporary water treat-
ment plant, with purified water to be used
for irrigation. U Press release/G.D.


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Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2)
Wadners Lily, the mother of Marlies van
der Kouwe, who was murdered in 2008,
was heart broken by the judge's ruling.
Twenty-four year-old pharmacist Marlies
van der Kouwe disappeared on the night of
September 21, 2008, as she cycled near

The Natalee Holloway case made head-
lines again when the chief suspect in the
investigation of the American teenager's
disappearance in Aruba, Joran van der
Sloot, was charged with the murder of a
young Peruvian woman, 21-year-old Steph-
any Flores, on May 30. Van der Sloot con-
fessed to the murder but later recanted his
confession. He was formally charged and
held for trial at the end of last week after
being extradited from Chile to Peru.

0 On Friday, June 18th, the first "Young
Talent" exhibition will open at Kas di
Arte. This exhibition shows photographs
and some paintings made by the SGB High
School 2010 graduates. Some exceptional
work of pre-exam students has been added.
The exhibition has been made possible with
the support of the Rotary Club of Bonaire.
All are invited to the festive opening from 5
to 8pm.
The exhibition will continue on Saturday
19th and Sunday June 20th from 11 to 5pm at
the Kas di Arte on the waterfront prome-

)The third
annual Jo 'so -
show by
and for the
residents of
the retire-
ment home,
Kas di
Kuido, on
May 29 was
supported by Dymphie and Jo Bux of
Jody's Fashion. Jody's Fashion provided the
clothing and made them available free of
charge to the residents of Kas di Kuido. The
show featured Mrs. Amelia Thode who was
elected Machi Modelo 2010.

1A foundation (De Stichting Rolstoelbus
Bonaire) has been established to get a
wheelchair bus delivered to Bonaire from
Holland. A previous attempt to get the bus
voluntairly shipped to Bonaire has failed.
Leo A. Floor is the chairman of the
foundation. Now the foundation is looking
for donations from individuals, businessmen
and entrepreneurs to help get the bus to
Bonaire from the ECT (Euro Container
Terminal) in Rotterdam. Please help with
your donations. The foundation bank

Don't Forget Art Day-
Sunday, July 4

account is MCB Bonaire #402.450.08,
TNV Bonaire Foundation wheelchair bus
(De Stichting Rolstoelbus Bonaire).

BoCar, to The
sponsors. This
week they are
featuring a
pickup and an
SUV made by
better known as ZX. The pickup is named
the Grand Tiger and the SUV the Land-
mark. STINAPA has bought three of the
pickups for duty in Washington Park which
is a testimony to their durability. They rep-
resent excellent value. The pickup, modeled
after the Toyota Tacoma Prerunner, costs
approximately half of the better-known
brand. There are already 10 on our roads.

0 Looking for educational
and fun gifts for children-
especially for birthday parties?
We discovered that Paradise
P hoto has a great selection at
low prices.

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their prices.
A spokesper-
son for Ware-
house says,
"Now we
hope that the
other stores will follow.....And make
Bonaire a little cheaper!"
Starting next month, in July, to make it
even more convenient for you to shop at
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BonQuiz #31

n the 'old' days entertainment came at a
small price. Jacks, running a tire with a
stick, swimming, fishing and playing
cards were things kids did to stay out of
There was a unique evening pastime
which is no more. In each neighborhood
on this island there used to be entertain-
ment for the "crowds." People would
come from every corer, and sometimes
from other neighborhoods to participate
and be entertained.
Some of the remnants of these were left
behind and still stand, although in most,
as in other areas, they were torn down to
be replaced by new construction. It would
be a miracle if there would be an interest
in reviving this great recreational pastime
to its past glory before it's too late.

Q) What was this slab of concrete used
Answer on page 17

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Page 8

SCsion of the Mini. Of
"11[ course there is a
S ON I'fSE ONf WSL St door for the driver
A and a door for the
passenger. But then,

A Brand New Pepper White Clubman On The Island hir doorthereis a
safe suicide door
The 72"dof a series of Bonaire Reporter articles by J(jn Brouwer, featuring some constructed dto
ofBonaire's interesting vehicles that are "on wheels." On course for 100+
get access to the


A s far as I
knew there
was only
one light
yellow colored new
generation Mini on the Monte Carlo Mini
island. Then, some
months ago, a red colored convertible Mini popped
up. Vinyl roof completely closed and air conditioning
working. So that made two. And I knew about one
single first generation Mini. But that one was in a
back yard for a long time, mounted on top of some
cement blocks, wheels off the ground, waiting for
better times. And there was a secret place with some
piled up Mini Mokes. And as far as I knew that was
about it.

Then, some two weeks ago, I saw a brand new pepper
white black striped new generation Mini Cooper
Clubman parked in the centre of Kralendijk. And the
owners just happened to jump in their vehicle. So I
immediately hurried to the car and knocked politely
but firmly on the right hand side window. They
opened the door and I explained my intentions. And
yes, they knew about the articles in The Bonaire Re-
porter, and yes, they were enthusiastic about their car
and the series. So I handed out my business card and
asked for contact by email.
The owners of this beautiful designed sleek Clubman
are Ryan and Michelle Walker from California, USA.
They've been on the island since April 2010 and they
met each other here in 2004. Michelle is a regular
visitor of the island of Bonaire since the age of 17.
Both of them are into diving and in 2004 the young
couple fell in love with the island and with each other.
And now they are here to start their own independent
enterprise. And they brought their Mini Cooper Club-
man with them.
They really love their little vehicle. They love it be-
cause of its fuel economy and because of its size. Ac-
cording to Michelle you can park it anywhere. Mi-
chelle does not really like the huge America gas guz-
zlers. Both of them like the distinctive appearance of
their car. And yes, I have to admit it: this car is not
just a moderate way of transportation. Every Euro-
pean inch of this Mini Cooper is balanced, well de-
signed, well made.

The first generation of the Mini was designed by Alec
Issigonis and produced by Austin and Morris, later by
the British Motor Corporation. The idea was to create
an economical vehicle that could carry four adults. So
Issigonis, later Sir Alec Issigonis, drew a car with the
four wheels on the far comers of the body. To create
interior space the engine was mounted transversely
and drove the front wheels.
This new Mini is produced by BMW. Nowadays cars
are made out of parts from all over the world. This
Mini is definitely European. Some parts are made in
good old England, but it is very difficult to find one
little bolt, nut or washer that will fit the original Alec
Issigonis version.

At the age of seven or something I fell in love with
the English-made Minis. I still remember the Monte
Carlo Rally from the early 60s. Minis were small but
powerful, and in those strong winters the Cooper ver-
sions won gold, silver and bronze several times. As a
kid I drew my own license plates and rally cards and
with my friends we ran through the snow in our small
Dutch village, acting as a Mini, trying to win the rally.

This brand new Mini Cooper Clubman is an icon of
art and style. It is sleek and low and not as little as
you think. Four persons can easily find a place inside
the car. The Clubman is a very special five-door ver-

Bonaire Reporter- June 18- July 2, 2010

rear seats. This air
catcher opens in the front and has the hinges in the
rear of the car. The door can only be opened with the
right front door opened. Some Rolls-Royce models
also have rear suicide doors. What I like about the
design of this new Clubman Mini are the two cargo
doors or barn doors. They give access to the rear
cargo space of the Mini and they can be opened very
widely. The door hinges are mounted on the very rear
comer of the body. This design is still inspired by the
ideas of Sir Alec Issigonis. His ideas are more than
half a century old but they still inspire a lot of new
designers. Think only of winning interior space by
mounting the engine transversely.

Apart from being very functional and complete this
Mini Cooper Clubman is also a kind of rolling gadget.
As said, three of the five doors are mounted in a very
special way. Then, there are two separate moon roofs/
sun roofs installed in the car. Both of them can be
tilted, one can be opened completely. And then there
is the dashboard -a fusion between the old and the
new times. A huge "clock" is placed in the centre,
informing the driver and the passenger about the
speed of the vehicle. The first Minis also had the
speedometer mounted in the centre. This instrument,
however, is completely electronic. It gives you a lot of
other information and it also holds the music centre of
the Mini. The dashboard is modem, a little futuristic
even with a wink at the past. Some switches do re-
mind me of the old English flip-flaps to operate lights
and wipers and so on. Another fancy aspect of the car
are the interior lights. Lights are always on and it is
possible to change the color from icy cold to firey
red-something you do not really
need but a nice addition to the
complete design. The smooth and
fuel-injected engine is connected to
a six-speed gearbox and the gear-
box is connected to huge 16-inch

When Ryan puts the electronic key
in the slot and he pushes the start
button, the engine and all kinds of
electronic parts come alive. A lot
has changed since those late 50s!
The engine is smooth, the gearbox
is secure. Off we go. The big
wheels and tires can cope very well
with Bonaire roads' potholes. Sus-
pension is good and a little direct
or sporty. Cornering reminds me of
the old Coopers: as if there is
sticky glue between the tires and
the tarmac. We did not use the
music centre. It is just the revving
of the engine we like to hear.
Ryan really loves his car and he
enjoys every mile. Speeding up is
okay. Lots of power out of the four
cylinders. Hill climbing is not a
problem. The engine is still revving
up. Braking is smooth but firm.
There are four disc brakes. This car
really fits a car lover like a glove.
Nice seats, good view. Then we
make a stop. It is time for the photo
session. I take some 30 pictures to
help remind me of all the details of
the Mini Cooper. Then, later at
home I think of what I like the best
about the car. Hard to tell. The
complete interior really impressed
me; the handling was very good.
But what I liked the most were
those two "split screen" cargo
doors in the back of the car.

Ryan Walker and his Mini Cooper




The Mini's "barn doors"

Go and look around for this black striped white pep-
per colored icon of art and wait until the owners come
back from the shop to open the two rear doors and put
their stuff in the barn!
Story & photos by J@n Brouwer

Kaya industria 24, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Page 9

Fun Triarhlon Mo

Jong Bonaire held its 7th fund-
raising Mini Fun Triathlon on
Sunday 6th June with perfect
conditions for the event-the sea
was calm with no current and the
air was cool with cloudy skies.

The goal of the event was to
have fun in a healthy way. The
Ttriathlon consists of three dif-
ferent sports: swimming, biking
and running.
Distances in the fun category
were Swimming: 850 m; Bik-
ing: 11,6 km and Running: 5 km
Distances in the pro category
were Swimming: 1500 m; Bik-

ing: 23,2 km and Running: 10
The event was superbly organ-
ized and run by the Jong Bonaire
This year the women competitors
outclassed the men with faster
times. Results for the top two in
the individual classes are below:

Pro Female-
1-Lauren Saulino 2:09
2-Rhian Evans 2:13
Pro Male-
1-Mick Smit 2:21
2-Sam Williams 2:28
Fun Female-
1-Bridgette Black
1-Carla Veheggan
Fun Male-


1-Tako Tonsbeek
2-Dirk-Jan Methorst
Fun Kids-
1-Alejandro deLima
2-Asdrubal Marcano
Youngest- Diane Werdath
Oldest-George DeSalvo
See The Reporter cover and the
Jong Bonaire Facebook page for
More photos of the day. 0 G.D

Fastest Triathlon Patrick
competitor, Lauren Hulsker speed
Saulinofrom CIEE bikes to the
finish line.

Several Barracuda Swim Club mem-
bers competed in the triathlon.
All did well

Fastest men'sfin-
isher, Stichting Pro-
ject head, Mick Smit,
with Bila Thomas

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Top Women competitors:
Rhian Evans and Lauren
Saulino with Jong Bonaire
Director, Bila Thomas

Medals were awarded to the winners
after the race at City Cafe. These chil-
dren hadfront seats. Were they
dreaming of being future winners?

Pall th1

Page 10

g what it is"
st July

Helen Dovale ("Elena") Art Exhibiton
Helen Dovale Sar-
gent, who signs her
work "Elena" will have
an art exhibit and sale of
her work at the Kon
Tiki Restaurant. On
Saturday, June 19, from
5 pm. Elena will open
her show and Kon Tiki
will offer a welcome
drink and snacks.
Elena is a graduate of
Pratt Institute and has
spent most of her life in
Curaqao and Bonaire.
After 20 years in the ad-
vertising business and
hundreds of layouts and
brochures behind her, her
search for the artist within
was fostered by the flot-
sam and jetsam collected
while beachcombing
Bonaire's once bountiful
shore. Her collages have
a sculptural, tactile qual-
ity which she attributes to

Elena at work on a gyotakufish rubbing

the many years spent doing all those layouts for
newspapers and magazines. She says, "A 'find'
along the seashore plants the seed for a fun adven-
ture into the world of fantasy and whimsical hu-
Those items that are not sold during the opening
can be found later hanging in "Elena's Corner" at
Kon Tiki. 0 Press release

# One of Elena's whimsical wood assemblages

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* Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park
Tours $21 (includes tax). Discounts for
residents and local people. Tel. 717-
8489, 540-9800.
* Parke Publico children's play-
ground open every day into the cooler
evening hours.
* Rincon Marsh--6 am-2 pm.
Enjoy a Bonairean breakfast while you
shop, fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts,
local sweets, snacks, arts, handicrafts,
candles, incense, drinks, music. Big
March first Saturday of the month-
* Wine Tasting at Antillean Wine
Company's warehouse on Kaya Indus-
tria, second Saturday of the month, 7-
9 pm. Snacks and tasting of six wines
for $10 (NAf17,50) per person. Tel. 560
* Soldachi Tours-See the real
Bonaire and be transported back in
time. Learn about the history, culture
and nature by Bonaireans from Rincon.
Call Maria Koeks for more informa-
* Soldachi Tours of Rincon, the
heart of Bonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call
Maria, 717-6435-best island tour value
* Meet the Captain Night at Cap-
tain Don's Habitat Bar- Get up close
and personal with Bonaire's dive pio-
neer. The Captain will autograph your
copy of his newest book Reef Windows.

* Harbour Village Tennis, Social
Round Robin 7-10 pm. $10 per person.
Cash bar. All invited. Call Elisabeth Vos at

Sunday- Creature Feature- John and
Suzie Wall of Buddy's Digital photo
center present a multimedia slide presen-
tation about Buddy's House Reef pool
bar Buddy Dive, 6:30-7 pm, 717-5080
Monday-Dee Scarr's Touch the Sea
Slide Presentation, Capt. Don's Habi-
tat, 8:30 pm. 717-8529
Tuesday-- Bonaire Land and Ocean
presentation by Fish-Eye Photo staff,
7pm on the big screen inside the Sunset
Bar and Grill at Den Laman Condos.
Wednesday Sea Turtle Conservation
Bonaire (STCB) presents an informa-
tive slide show: Sea Turtles ofBon-
aire, at 7pm, every 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at Bruce Bowker's Carib
Inn (717-8819)

Kas Krioyo Rincon-Step into Bonaire's
past in this venerable old home that has been
restored and furnished so it appears the family
has just stepped out. Local ladies will tell you
the story. Open Monday thru Friday, 9-12,2-
4. Weekends by appointment. Call 717-2445.
Mangasina di Rei, Rincon. Enjoy the view
from "The King's Storehouse." Learn about

Bonaire's culture. Visit homes from the 17th
century. Daily. Call 717-4060/ 790-2018
Bonaire Museum on Kaya J. v.d. Ree, be-
hind the Catholic Church in town. Open
weekdays from 8 am-noon, 1:30-5 pm. Tel.
Washington-Slagbaai National Park,
Museum and Visitors' Center. Open
daily 8 am-5 pm. Closed on December
25th. and January 1st. Call 788 9015
or 796 -5681
AA meetings -every Wednesday at
7pm. Phone: 786-4651 or 786-7971

Al-Anon meetings every Monday
evening at 7 pm. Call 790-7272

Bridge Club Wednesdays, 7:15 pm-
All levels, NAf2,50, call Renata at 796-
5591 to find out the evening's location.

Darts Club plays every other Sunday
at City Cafe. Registration at 4, games at
5. Tel. 717-2950, 560-7539.

The Hash House Harriers running and
walking club meets every second
Wednesday for a one hour walk
throughout Bonaire. The location
changes each week. The contact number
is 700-4361

JCI First Wednesday of the Month-
Junior Chamber International Bonaire
(JCI Bonaire, formerly known as Bon-
aire Jaycees) meets at the ABVO build-
ing, Kaminda Jato Baco 36 from 7:30 to
9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. Contact:
Renata Domacasse 516-4252.

Kiwanis Club meets at APNA Plaza,
Kaya International, every other Tues-
day, 7 pm. Tel. 717-5595, Jeannette
Lions Club meets every 2" and 4h
Thursday of the month at 8 pm at Kaya
Sabana #1. All Lions welcome. For
more information call 510-0710.

Rotary lunch meetings Wednesdays, 12
noon-2 pm Divi Flamingo Beach Re-
sort upstairs in Peter Hughes meeting
room above the dive shop. All Rotarians
welcome. Tel. 717-2066

Toastmasters Club meets every two
weeks. For more information call Cru-
sita de Palm at 786-3827 or Lucia Marti-
nez Beck, at 786-2953.

Protestant Congregation of Bonaire:
Kralendijk, Wilhelminaplein. In Papia-
mentu, Dutch, English, Sundays, 10 am.
Rincon, Kaya C.D. Crestian, in Papia-
mentu, Sundays, 8:30 am.
Children's club, Saturdays, 5 pm, in
Sunday School, Sundays, 4 pm, in Rin-
con. Bible Study and Prayer meetings,
Thursdays, at 8 pm, Kralendijk.
New Apostolic Church: Centro di
Bario Nord Salifia, Sundays, 10 am.
Services in Dutch. 700-0379.
International Bible Church of Bon-
aire, at SGB High School auditorium
(Kaya Frater Odulfinus, off Kaya
Korona.) Sunday services in English at
9 am; Sunday evening prayer meeting at
Por's home, 7 pm. Fridays, 6 to 8 pm,
Light & Life Club, children 5 to 12
yrs. Tel. 717-8332.
Catholic: San Bernardus in Kralendijk
- Services, Sunday at 8 am and 7 pm in
Papiamentu, 717-8304.
Our Lady ofCoromoto in Antriol, Sat-
urday at 6 pm in English. Mass in Papia-
mentu on Sunday at 9 am and 6 pm. 717
Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios):
Kaya Triton (Den Cheffi). In English,
Dutch & Papiamentu on Sunday at 10
am. Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 7:30
pm. 717-2194
Ministerio di Kristu Hesus Services
Sunday mornings at 10 am at Jong Bonaire
Youth Center in English, Dutch and Papia-
mentu. Preaching the full gospel. Contact:
Prayer and Intercession Church, in
English. A full Gospel Church located
temporarily at Kaya Alexandrit # 20,
Santa Barbara, Republiek. Services are
held on Sunday mornings from 10am
until 11:30am. Bible studies in English
are on Monday nights from 7 to 8 pm.
Contact: 717-3322

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints: Kaya Sabana #26, Sun-
days: 9 am Sacrament Ser-
vices (Translation to English and
Papiamentu upon request) 10:20 Sun-
day School, 11:15 RS/YM/YW/PH
Primary held from 10:20-12 noon Visi-
tors welcome: Call 701-9522 for Infor-

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Efficient Work,
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For rent at Hato, studio 1 2 per-
sons. 4 months or longer. No pets al-
lowed. Inclusive; gas/water/electricity/
garden/terrace/TV connection, Rent
per month ALL IN NAf 750,-- or
950,--. Deposit is the same.
Call 717-2529 or 796-2529

For rent cozy kunuku house safe!
View on Seru Largu & Seru Grandi.
Two bedrooms, bathroom, small size
living with kitchen and porch Down-
stairs large covered space. Electricity is
included (sun panels with wind
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Two months deposit Tel: 717- 2427

Office/Retail Space for rent. 100 m2
in Sand Dollar Shopping Mall, next to
Hato Grocery. Busy location, perfect
for retail or offices. 2400 NAfl/month.
Call 786-7362

Garage Stalls for Rent-Sand Dollar
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Hatha Yoga
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Thursday 6 till 7 pm
Fridays 8 till 9 am
Call 786 3341
or private yoga classes
786 6416

Property Services Bonaire B.V.
Taking care of your properties (while
you are off island). Email for infor-
mation and prices: propertvservices-

Kaya Gloria 7, Bonaire Local Art, Art
Supplies, Framing, and Art Classes.
Open Tu.-We.-Th. & Sat 10 am- 5 pm Fri-
day 1- 7 pm; or phone 717-5246 for appt.

For sale: Anton Heyboer painting -
'Boat' in yellow and black.
Size 1.22 x 0.93 meters. NAf 2.500.-
Phone 786-3117.
Note: Anton Heyboer's paintings are
on exhibit at the Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco, Harvard University Art
Museums, Massachusetts and the
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede,

For Sale: Parts for PERKINS 4-154
Marine Diesel Engine; water pumps,
heat exchanger, oil cooler, starter mo-
tors, fuel filters, instrument panel.
Also 30 meters 5/16 chain, worn but
usable. All offers considered.
Phone 788-1939

Antiques For Sale 795-9760

FOR SALE Double bed 2 persons,
mattress + box spring + frame $ 250.
Phone 717-8405

FOR SALE All sizes PVC plumbing
fittings. Elbows, Tees, Socks,
Y's, etc. All sizes from 1" to 8".
Phone 717-8405

16 Flights a day
Bonaire and

Divi Divi Air
24 hours a day
(5999 839-1515)
Or (5999
KRALENDIJK-Sun Rise/Set, Moon Phase and Tides
Winds and weather can further influence the local tide's height and time

Day High Low High Low High Sunrise Sunset
00:31 / 05:12 / 12:51 /- 19:11 /
Fri 18 0.21 ft 0.62 ft 0.31 ft 0.74 ft 06:11 19:01
m First 02:01 / 06:12 / 13:21 /- 19:51 /
Sat 19 Quarter 0.14ft 0.46 ft 0.27 ft 0.89 ft 06:11 19:02
03:22 / 07:17 / 13:50 /- 20:32 /
Sun 20 0.04 ft 0.31 ft 0.22 ft 1.01 ft 06:12 19:02
04:38 /- 08:26 / 14:19 /- 21:15 /
Mon 21 0.06 ft 0.18 ft 0.17 ft 1.09 ft 06:12 19:02
05:48 /- 09:42 / 14:46 /- 21:59 /
Tue22 0.15ft 0.07 ft 0.11 ft 1.12ft 06:12 19:02
06:55 /- 11:09 / 15:07 /- 22:44 /
Wed 23 0.21 ft 0.01 ft 0.06 ft 1.12 ft 06:12 19:03
07:58 /- 13:04 /- 15:09 /- 23:30 /
Thu 24 0.26 ft 0.01 ft 0.01 ft 1.09 ft 06:13 19:03
08:56 /-
Fri 25 0.28 ft 06:13 19:03
00:15 / 09:49 /- ; Full
Sat 26 1.04 ft 0.28 ft Moon 06:13 19:03
01:00 / 10:33 /-
Sun 27 0.97 ft 0.27 ft 06:13 19:03
01:43 / 11:10 /-
Mon 28 0.89 ft 0.25 ft 06:14 19:03
02:24 / 11:38 /-
Tue 29 0.80 ft 0.23 ft 06:14 19:04
Wed 30 03:04 / 12:00 /- 19:02 / 22:26 /14 1904
Wed 30 06:14 19:04
0.71 ft 0.19 ft 0.39 ft 0.36 ft

03:44 / 12:17 /- 18:59 /
Thu 01 0.61 ft 0.16 ft 0.47 ft 06:14 19:04
00:12 / 04:26 / 12:32 /- 19:09 /
Fri 02 0.34 ft 0.51 ft 0.13 ft 0.56 ft 06:15 19:04

aire needs a new van so we are selling our
pickup to raise funds to buy one. 1997 Ford
Ranger XLT Super Cab pickup
(gasoline, 4WD automatic transmission,
heavy suspension, airco, no radio) in very
good condition. Never in accident, original
paint, only 86.000 Km Price: NAf 12,000.
Contact Bilha 717-4303 extension 11 or

FOR SALE:1 portable massage table 300
NAf, nice clothes size small, high heel
shoes and sport shoes size 36/37, electric
depilatory machine (maquina electrica
para depilar las piernas) 100 NAf, beauti-
ful marine travel bag big size 70 NAf, 1
NAJ see at JIBE CITY Contact Valerie

2 drawer file cabinet. Call 788-7919

Volunteer wanted for bookkeeping data
entry in Quickbooks program. 3-4 hours
per month. Training provided. Call Sea
Turtle Conservation Bonaire at 717-2225.

Wanted- Volunteers for Parke Publico to
help keep the park open. Help with the
flea market, clean up, etc. Call Vicky at


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Divi Divi Air. Bonaire's "on time airline" with 16
flights a day between Bonaire and Curacao. Your first
choice for inter-island travel. Now flying to Aruba.

City Shop, the mega store, has the island's widest se-
lection of large and small home appliances, furniture,
TV, computers, cell phones and more. F service and in-
store financing too.

The Richter Art Gallery, located in Belnem, is Bon-
aire's only fine art gallery, and features original paint-
ings, limited edition archival art prints, and hand made
jewelry created by long-time residents Linda, Jake, and
Krystyana Richter.

Hair Affair. Expert hair cutting, styling, facials and
facial waxing.

De Freewieler sells bikes and all kinds of bike acces-
sories. They do professional repairs on almost anything
on two wheels. Have your keys made here too.

Reef Windows is Captain Don's latest book and fea-
tures the true stories of the naming of many Bonaire
dive sites. A great souvenir as well.

All Denture Lab-for the best denture care by an ex-
perienced professional. Repairs while you wait. Next
to Botika Korona on Kaya J. G. Hemandez.

Bistro di Paris A real French restaurant with great
food, affordable prices and friendly Bonairean ambi-
Owned and operated by a French Chef
On Kaya Gob. Debrot /2 mile north of town
Pasa Bon Pizza is Bonaire's best. Freshly prepared piz-
zas made with the finest ingredients. Salads, desserts. Eat
in or take away. Nice bar too. 780-1111 Call ahead to eat
-in or take out, Next to Bistro (above)
Lunchroom de Bonairiaan-Breakfast & lunch pre-
pared and served by Stichting Project students under
professional guidance. Monday-Friday, 9-2. Kaya Gob.
N..Debrot, opposite Divi Flamingo.

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-
puter H.Q.

ScubaVision Document your Bonaire vacation above
and below the water with a custom DVD by Bonaire's
top videographer, Hendrik Wuyts

Green Label has everything you need to start or main-
tain your garden. They can design, install and maintain it
and offer plants, irrigation supplies and garden chemi-
cals. Now in new expanded location off Kaya Industria.

Captain Don's Plants, Trees and More sells genuine
acclimated Bonaire plants. Take a 30-inute tour too.
Strong plants for strong Bonaire gardens.

Harmony House-The herb and mineral center. Help
your body heal itself.

Natural Way Health Store-The place where all the
hard to find natural and healthy products are. Upstairs
from Botika Bonaire, on Kaya Grandi.

Bonaire Second Home Care can handle all the needs
of second home owners on Bonaire including inspec-
tion, management and cleaning.

MIO offers by far the clearest, most reliable phone
signal on the island PLUS WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED
INTERNET almost everywhere on Bonaire.

Taste a Cactus when you try Cadushy of Bonaire
Liqueur. Available in many shops and markets it
makes the perfect souvenir of the island.

Professional Pest Control. Call Peter to get rid of all
those nasty pets like termites, fleas, ticks and ants that
want to invade your home. Call now and save your
investment in your home.

Paradise Photo in the Galeries Shopping Center
downtown offers fast, fine processing for prints, slides,
items and services. Full digital services.

Bonaire's creative video and still photographer for
the important events in your life. ScubaVision,
Kaya Grandi 6, see website scubavision.info or You-

Bonaire Sunshine Homes is the realtor with a local
touch. Ask them to show you the good value homes
they list. Call them if you are thinking of selling your

Caribbean Homes, "the Refreshing Realtor," special-
izing in luxury homes, condos, lots, rentals and prop-
erty management.

Sunbelt Realty offers full real estate, rental, and insur-
ance services. If you want a home or to invest in Bon-
aire, stop in and see them.

Benetton, world famous designer clothes available
now in Bonaire at prices less than those in US. For
men, women and children.

The Storehouse (Mangazina in Papiamentu) offers
Secure Storage For Vehicles, Household Items, Diving
And Sporting Gear, Business Files or Inventory.
Across from the northern hotel row.

Special Security Services will provide that extra
measure of protection when you need it. Always reli-

Rocargo Freight Air and sea shipments in/out of Bon-
aire. Customs agents. Professional and efficient. FedEx
agent. What would we do without their superb ser-

Warehouse Supermarket on Kaya Industria-
Biggest air conditioned market with the, largest selec-
tion and lowest prices on the island.

Christie Dovale will personally take you on a fasci-
nating tour of the island. Contact her via her website:
IslandToursBonaire.com Phone 717-4435 or 795-
3456. You will remember it always.

Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika di
Amor I or II. Hotel pickup. Easiest landing on Klein
Bonaire with built-in ramp

Antillean Wine Company. You've tried the rest; now
try the best: best prices, highest quality wines from
around the world, kept in a cooled warehouse. Free
delivery. Kaya Industria 23, Mon.-Sat. 9 am-noon.

To learn more about these businesses check their ad in
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Scuba Sales
Repair Replacement
New Gear Accessories

Check CARIB INN First.
Great Prices -Great Stock

Always Great Values
Dive gear specials

Since 1980
717-8819 8 am to 5 pm daily
(next to Divi Flamingo Hotel)

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Not Just Great Pizzas!

Call ahead

Pre Order

Open Wednesday to Sunday
5 PM to 11 PM

S Hair Affair

We do our best to
make your hair and make-
up wishes come true!!
You can also come in for facials and
facial waxing.
We use and sell L'Oreal products
Is your plan to marry on the island?
We can make you beautiful and stay
beautiful for your happiest day.

Personal attention by Janneke
Appointment by tel: 717-5990
or just walk in.
Downtown, near the waterfront
next to Little Havana
Tues-Fri: 9-12, 2-6 Sat: 9-2 non stop

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STCB Relocates Leatherback Bonaire Archeology 41s Bthda
Turtle Eggs on Klein Bonaire

O n Monday, June 7th,
STCB staff found a leather-
back nest on Klein Bonaire
during routine nest monitor-
ing. Leatherback turtles are
seen infrequently around
Bonaire, and nesting attempts
are a rare occurrence.
A leatherback, which may
have been this nesting female, was
sighted on June 5th by August
Montbum, dive operations manager
at Buddy Dive Resort. The turtle
was spotted swimming near Klein
Bonaire. It was also spotted in front
of Capt. Don's Habitat and Buddy
Dive the following day.
Klein Bonaire is not an optimal
beach for leatherback nesting. Upon
investigation STCB staff found that
the nest was flooded. Using the best
practices to enhance success, the
staff relocated the nest of over 100
eggs to a higher and drier site of the
beach. Adult female leatherbacks
require sandy nesting beaches
backed with vegetation and sloped
sufficiently so the crawl to dry sand
is not too far. The preferred beaches

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have proximity to deep water and
generally rough seas.
The last time a leatherback activity
was recorded on Bonaire was in
2008 when a female leatherback
intended to lay her nest at Cai. The
crawl was checked but eggs were
not found by STCB staff. This kind
of opportunistic nesting can happen
at the end of the leatherback nesting
season when these animals are re-
turning from their nesting homes to
their feeding homes and suddenly
they feel the urge to lay one last
nest. They look for the nearest
beach and try their best to lay a
nest. U
Mabel Nava/ STCB photo

Second en Lionish y Ligon pointed us at this photo showing the size of
n W J the first specimen of the second generation of Lionfish
on Bonaire. As you can see it is 2.5cm (about 1 inch) in length and looks more like an inver-
tebrate, perhaps a shrimp. "In the next few weeks we will see whether we are into a trickle
of new juveniles, as we were when the first generation arrived, 2 or 3 a week, or whether we
are in for a blizzard of juveniles, showing most probably that the local population are repro-
ducing. We still do not know where the lionfish that are on Bonaire originated from, but the
same rate of increase most likely shows that they are coming from the same origin. But a
blizzard of juveniles likely show they are home-grown," said Ligon. U G.D.

B onaire's first archeology
project conducted under
conditions established by The
Convention on the Protection of
the Archaeological Heritage of
Europe, usually referred to as
the Valletta Treaty or Malta
Convention, has begun at
Slagbaai and nearby sites. The
1992 treaty aims to protect the
European archaeological
heritage. All remains and
objects and any other traces of
humankind from past times are considered elements of the
archaeological heritage. Archaeological heritage includes
structures, constructions, moveable objects, monuments of other
kinds as well as their context, whether situated on land or under
The provisions of the treaty don't just apply to archeological
digs, they apply to project developers as well.
Its main effect is that project developers have to make sure they
don't destroy anything of archaeological value when they build
something. Since it was signed in 1992, archaeology has become
part of construction work in many areas in Europe. And now
Bonaire will observe its provisions to further protect its heritage.
In an upcoming edition The Reporter will bring you more about
this activity under the direction of Dr. Jay Haviser involving
students from the University of Leiden and 13 Bonai students,
with cooperation from the Mondrian Foundation, SKAL, Aruba
and St. Martin. E L. G.D.

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Cholesterol free & maitaki
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More than 700 persons of all
ages enjoyed Washington
Park's birthday party with free
entrance on Sunday, June 6. They
came to celebrate 41 years of the
first National Park of Bonaire and
the Antilles. From 8 in the morning
the stands of the Marshe di Rincon
were set up, selling their products
and local food and barbeque.
Throughout the day they sold cakes,
sweets, different artifacts and
handmade items. There was music
for dancing and listening to: groups
Tuti Fruiti, ESO, Glenn i su Geng,
SOG and Proyekto 2000.
Tour guides led groups of all ages
up Mt. Brandaris, on the Lagadishi
trail and swimming at Slagbaai. The
museum was open and offered
different exhibitions.
STINAPA would like to thank the
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The Biggest Blunder of
Bonairean Politicians

Everybody on Bonaire who follows
the local news in the press and on
the radio knows that the main local politi-
cians have been labeled as traitors by the
opponents to the new status of the island.
Ramonsito Booi, who had "sold Bonaire" to
the Dutch, was the first. However, also
Jopie Abraham, who, after a long period of
boycotting the Dutch and then eventually
signing the agreement with Henk Kamp, is
now considered a traitor by the opponents
to the neocolonialism."
As known, the local population has
been systematically indoctrinated with two

their majority for a direct link with the
Netherlands in the 2004 referendum, they
did not know that this choice would eventu-
ally result in integration with the Nether-
lands. It is true that in 2004 nobody
(including the Dutch government) knew in
what form this direct link would be real-
ized. However, by signing the Final Accord
(Slotverklaring) between Bonaire and the
Dutch government in 2006, Bonaire agreed
that the island, as a special municipality,
would form a part of the Netherlands. If the
members of the Island Council who had
signed the accord would have thoroughly
studied the document and asked hard ques-
tions (for example about introducing some
unacceptable Dutch laws to Bonaire), they
would know that the accord meant a full

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integration with the mother country.
As Judge Bob Wit stated in his famous
advice, before signing the accord a referen-
dum had to be organized (like it happened
much later on Curagao) in order to learn the
will of the Bonairean people in this crucial
matter because it was the people and not the
politicians who had to decide.

Another story is that an overwhelming
majority of the people is against the three
Dutch "immoral laws." The fact is that only
a handful of people (less than 1% of the
inhabitants of Bonaire) participating in the
demonstration against these laws, says that
this story is just wishful thinking.

To organize a referendum after the gov-
ernment coup in 2009, after three years of
hard work of hundreds of people to enable a
smooth transition to the new status of Bon-
aire, was certainly a little late. Fortunately,
the governor of the Netherlands Antilles
prohibited the organization of the referen-
dum in which the advice of the United Na-
tions experts (invited by the opponents to
the new status) with regard to the right to
vote of all island's citizens and the formula-
tion of the referendum questions was ig-
nored. Nevertheless, the Island Council was
free to call for a referendum provided they
abided to the UN experts' recommenda-
tions. But in early 2010, the Island Council
wisely abandoned the idea of the referen-
dum, the results of which could backfire,
and renewed the cooperation with the Dutch
in order to enable the realization of the new
status for Bonaire on 10-10-10.

Therefore it was a surprise when the
Patriotiko Party (UPB), which had always
opposed the referendum, recently sug-
gested to organize a referendum before
October 1, 2010. Although the Democratic
Party (PDB) members and their ally have
seen this surprising initiative of the UPB
solely as a political trick of the party which
"sold Bonaire to the Dutch," they reluc-
tantly had to take the idea as their own. It
was, therefore, unanimously approved by
the council.
Aside from the absolutely absurd tim-
ing, the idea that the people will be asked in
the referendum to answer only one question
- whether they agree or not with the result
of the negotiations about the future status of
Bonaire is certainly reprehensible. As the
members of the Island Council should
know, it is impossible to answer this ques-
tion with a yes or no because the fact is that
while the majority of the people certainly
agrees with the planned urgent improve-
ment of the current conditions in health
care, education, personal security, infra-
structural works and others, there are some
doubts and objections in some other areas.
Although the results of the referendum will
not be taken seriously by the Dutch govern-
ment (the BES laws have been already ap-
proved by both chambers of parliament),
its costs would not be a complete loss if it
were a survey of the local population by
asking for example, "What do you think
about the introduction of the Dutch
'immoral' laws?" (we could finally see the
alleged "overwhelming majority") or "What
do you think about replacing the Antillean
guilder with the US dollar?".
Also the intention of allowing the par-
ticipation of 16-year-old children in the
referendum is objectionable. These chil-
dren, with some exceptions, have other
interests than to be abused for a political
play of the local politicians. How can such
a child answer the question whether he or
she agrees with the result of the negotia-
tions about the future status of Bonaire
when even the majority of the adults will

not be able to do it? It would be certainly
interesting to hold a survey about the
knowledge of these children and also adults
about the negotiations of Bonaire with the
Dutch government. I am sure that it would
show that most people know too little about

The members of the council know that
whatever the result is of the referendum, the
Dutch government and the majority in the
parliament will just ignore it. It will cer-
tainly not be prepared to negotiate again. It
is sure that in case of a negative result, the
radical rightist party PVV will cheer it vo-
ciferously. This very strong political party
which earned 24 seats in the recent Dutch
parliament and has a real chance to be part
of the new coalition government, shall cer-
tainly do all possible to convince the other
coalition members and the parliament that
Bonaire and later all Dutch Caribbean is-
lands should become independent (it is in
the party's program). Temporarily, Saba
and St. Eustatitus can form an autonomous
land with Sint Maarten.

Fortunately, Bonaire would not be lost
if forced to become independent. It is sure
that it would get the possibility to form a
free association (which some politicians
have always cherished) with the closest
neighbor, Venezuela. It would be advanta-
geous for the both parties. Bonaire would
get cheap gas and Venezuela could unite
this strategic island with the island chain
along its coast. At the same time, the impor-
tant problem of the protection of Bonaire
against criminal drug gangs and illegal im-
migration would be solved. The very well
equipped Venezuelan navy can certainly
replace the few vessels of the Dutch coast
guard and its helicopters.
It can be expected that after the earlier
or later declaration of independence of Bon-
aire about a third of the population will
leave for Holland or for the other Dutch
Antillean islands, as happened in the case of
Suriname in 1975. Unless a big investment
comes from Venezuela, the Latin American
workers with their families will also return
to their countries. As a result, the total num-
ber of inhabitants will decrease signifi-
cantly. Therefore, the majority of the
planned extensions of the current facilities
and new projects can be dropped. The
wealthy people from Venezuela will cer-
tainly be interested in buying the residences
of the rich Dutch and Americans in Belnem
and Sabadeco. As known, most of these
houses are empty for most of the year. The
dramatic decrease of the population and of
the visiting divers can have also a very
positive effect the restoration of the na-
ture of the island and particularly the recu-
peration of the health of the coral reef.
However, as confirmed by several im-
portant local observers, the chances for
Bonaire to become independent soon are
very slim.
There will probably be no referendum
because one or more of the council mem-
bers will eventually refuse to continue to
participate in political plays and will con-
vince the others that it would be much bet-
ter to hold the referendum just after five
years when, according to the stipulations in
the Final Accord, the people will get a full
opportunity to express their will about the
island status. I hope
that this will hap-
pen. U Jiri Lausman

Lausman is a
retired Antillean
businessman living
on Bonaire.

Bonaire Reporter- June 18- July 2, 2010

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T he theme for this World Cup was
Africa United and with a record six
African countries being represented, it
was arguably the most colourful opening
ceremony to date. Some cynics carped at
the occasional lapses in choreography,
but the pure of heart warmed to the hon-
esty of the performance. The ceremony
began with a five-plane military fly-past
over the 92,000-seat stadium, which re-
sembles a huge African calabash or cook-
ing pot. Drummers drummed, dancers
danced and singers sang. The joy of the
world was summed up by the smiling
faces that filled the stadium. The first
match would have to be something spe-
cial to live up to such a spectacle!
Luckily we weren't disappointed! The
hosts entertained Mexico. On paper
Mexico were the more superior team but
history reminds us that the host nation
has never lost their opening game. De-
spite the partisan crowd, Mexico soon
settled into their stride and came close to
spoiling the party. Only a few memorable
saves by South African keeper Khune
kept hopes alive. Against the run of play,
the stadium erupted as Siphiwe Tsha-
balala fired in a left-footed scorcher to
put the hosts ahead. It looked as though
the first upset of the tournament was se-
cured when Mexico's Rafael Marquez
struck 12 minutes from time and broke
the hearts of a nation. A 1-1 draw was, on
reflection, a great result for Bafana
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The second match of the day was Uru-
guay v France. The French famously
'cheated' their way into the final at the
expense of Ireland so they really needed
to prove their worth; unfortunately they
failed to do so. Uruguay became the first
team to have a player sent off when Gon-
zalez was dismissed for a second book-
able offence. 0-0 was all that the game
Saturday June 12th kicked off with South
Korea v Greece. Nobody expected this
game to set our pulses racing and it pretty
much lived up to its billing. South Korea
played brightly enough and were worth
double their 2-0 victory. Greece's play,
however, was indeed a tragedy and as
poor as their country's economy.
Greater things were expected in the sec-
ond match as Argentina faced up to
Nigeria. Any manager would be envious
of the riches that Maradona has to pick
from, but ironically, not many players
would wish to have Maradona as a man-
ager. That said, his players love him and
they systematically tore Nigeria to shreds.
In fairness to Nigeria, they defended well
and the 1-0 score-line was in no small
way attributed to an excellent perform-
ance by keeper Vincent Enyeama. Argen-
tina will of course progress, but better
sides may test their fragile defence.
Finally, the match that I had been waiting
for and a chance to see if England would
live up to the hype as they took on the
USA. I had hoped that we could show our
transatlantic cousins the difference be-

Bon Quiz (from page 8)

tween football and soccer. Sadly it wasn't
meant to be. Optimism runs through the
veins of Americans and they always be-
lieve that they can win. They nearly did!
It all started brightly enough for England
as Steven Gerrard put his team ahead
within 4 minutes. From then on, the USA
worked hard and were resilient. Disaster
struck five minutes from half time as a
speculative shot from Cliff Dempsey was
practically hurled into the net by England
Keeper, Robert Green. The second half
saw a more evenly contested match and
the USA deserved their draw. With all
due respect to the USA, if this is the best
that England has to offer, then this
writer's hopes are not high.
Well, there are a lot of games in the next
few weeks before I report again and I will
be watching every minute. It's a tough
job but someone has to do it! Until next
time, keep the game beautiful.1
Tony Bond

Antony Bond, currently
based in Scotland, is con-
templating a return to Bon-
aire. He will use his love of
the sport and international
perspective to report on this
year's World Cup.

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To celebrate its sweet 16th birthday
The Bonaire Reporter threw a pizza
and drinks party at Pasa Bon Pizza. It was
an opportunity for Reporter writers and
columnists, photographers, support staff
and colleagues to mingle and exchange
stories. It's these people who help to keep
The Reporter alive and exciting to read.
"Reportedly," a great time was had by all.
The Reporter was born as Port Call, Bon-
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Call began as a newspaper for the cruising
community, but as the island cast its spell,
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more Bonaire land-oriented, so much so
that with the first issue of the year 2000 the
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In April 2001 the format was changed from
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- 4 onald," the big
1 black dog in the
photo, looks like a mellow
guy and he is with those
he loves. But watch out if
someone comes along
with bad intentions! He
turns into a very efficient
watch dog. Ronald is
about a year and a half
and was brought into the
Bonaire Animal Shelter
because his owner was
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and he's friendly and af-
fectionate too. You have
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day through Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm, 3 to 5 pm. Tel. 717-4989. Website:
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To the Rescue of the Shelter

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needed. Shelter Kobi for the precious medicine.
staff told her
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that the cost was quite high. Never one to back away from a challenge, Kobi posted on
Bonaire Talk that over $800 was needed to buy the prescription meds for the shelter. The
Bonaire Talk community responded overwhelmingly and the money was raised in just a
few days and the medicines arrived as promised. A huge thank you to Kobi and all the
generous Bonaire Talkers who have made life better for the Shelter residents.
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Bonaire Reporter- June 18- July 2, 2010

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The Stars of Early Summer Nights Welcome in
the New Season and Say Farewell to the Old

E ven
this week is
the first week
of summer for
the northern
we can still
see many of
the bright
stars of late
spring. How-
ever, they
won't be
around long
because the
brightest stars
of summer are
rising and
they will soon
take over the
During this week and next just after dark, which will be between 10 and 11 pm, Sky
Park Time, face north where you'll see the Little Dipper at its very highest above
the North Star. In fact, the North Star is the star at the end of the handle of the Lit-
tle Dipper. Now the Little Dipper is not nearly as large or bright as the Big Dipper
which is directly to its left in the northwest. Four stars mark its cup and three stars
mark its handle. And once you've found it you can shoot an arrow through its han-
dle to find the 3rd brightest star in the sky, Arcturus, which is the major star of
Bootes, the Herdsman, although the entire constellation looks something like a
kite. You can extend that arrow from Arcturus over to the brightest star of Virgo,
Spica. Remember? Arc to Arcturus, speed on to Spica!
Now, we can tell from the stars alone that spring is almost over because spring's
most famous constellation is just above the western horizon. A sickle-shaped pat-
tern or backward question mark of stars marks the front part of Leo the Lion and a
triangle of stars marks his rear. And he looks like he's getting ready to lunge below
the horizon before summer kicks him out of the evening skies. Next, if you turn 180
degrees around and face east you will see the three incredibly bright stars which
mark the points of a very large triangle, the brightest of which is Vega, the second
brightest Altair and the third Deneb, the three stars which mark the points of the
great Summer Triangle. And every summer in mid June just after it gets good and
dark out we always see this triangle of three celestial dazzlers rising over the east-
ern horizon.
Of course, my personal favorite stars of summer are always
somewhere in the south, southeast or southwest. So just look
south and there you'll see a giant fish hook-shaped pattern of
stars which is none other than summer's infamous Scorpius, the
Scorpion, which is trailed by the teapot-shaped portion of stars
which make up part of the constellation Sagittarius, the Cen-
taur. So there you have it: bright summer stars announcing their
arrival and the stars of spring bidding us farewell. 0 JackHorkheimer

ARIES (March 21 April 21) You will have
to get something sorted whatever that will
mean to you personally! But will you be able
to clear decks for action and when? Your pow-
ers of communication are excellent at present,
so if you have to send a million emails or
scold the bank, know that your fiery Aries
spirit will stand you in excellent good stead,
but consciously curb impetuosity all month.
25% positive
TAURUS (April 22 May 20) A decision
regarding a purchase will have to be made.
Your instinctive feelings will pull in two di-
rections. You love luxury but are wondering
if you will be ultra- extravagant. To compli-
cate the situation there's always the question
of sheer quality and your desire for the best,
because durability makes good sense. So
your dilemma is super quality versus sheer
extravagance. 50% positive
GEMINI ((May 21 June 20) Your quick-
thinking, alert mind will be great form from
when Mercury enters Gemini. In addition to
enjoying your special day, making decisions,
special purchases and generally enjoying
yourself will be ace. Venus is putting you in a
generous mood so the outflow of cash will be
considerable. 75% positive
CANCER (June 21 July 21) You will be in
a thoughtful mood, and you are far less likely
than usual to have those little Cancerian wor-
ries bothering you. Sit back, relax and enjoy
life; but during this interesting, somewhat low
key time don't be surprised if a brilliant idea
occurs to you. Sleep on it until after the 21't
when the Sun enters your sign, and by the 26th
when the Moon is full, everything will take
shape and you will know which direction to
take. 80% positive
LEO (July 22 August 22) You will be un-
characteristically secretive and a bit mysteri-
ous about something concerning your partner
The accent is on fun and you will express all
your lovely passionate Leo qualities with flair,
and will make certain that life is good for both
of you! (Think. .. does your cunning plan
involve travel?) 70% positive
VIRGO (August 23 September 23) Don't
become too sceptical when you learn that June
will be a great month for your studies, career,
or business interests. It is important that you
speak up whether coping with a board of
impressive tycoons, or if in awe of some stem
professor you will make impact especially if
you carefully plan what you want to say. The
most progressive time for all this is from the
10th to the 25t When Mercury is working
overtime for you. 65% positive
LIBRA (September 24 October 23) There
is an old saying that 'he who hesitates is lost'
and because you often find it difficult to be
decisive you have probably felt there's a ring
of truth to the ancient wisdom. While life

By Derek

June (end)-2010

will have enjoyable moments, from the 15th a
restless mood or not quite knowing what to
do, will be with you. At first it might not be
very easy to cope with, but with help from
Jupiter on the 15th everything will be satisfac-
torily resolved. 45% positive
SCORPIO (October 24 November 21)
You are naturally brilliant at research and fact-
finding, and these qualities will definitely be
extremely useful during June. Perhaps a ca-
reer or business project will need a 'lot of
looking into' or maybe one of your interests
will be more important than usual, and you
will go on some fascinating discovery trail.
The result will be considerable satisfaction,
and who knows that as a result, between the
15th and the 18th, you'll also be feeling ex-
tremely smug. 75% positive
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December
21) Will you ever stop talking? Probably not
between the 15' and the 25th' So whether you
are doing your best to get your own way, or
ideas accepted at work or with your partner,
you will make your point during these weeks;
but the planets are dropping more than a gen-
tle hint that you must listen to other people's
opinions and consider their feelings. 40%
CAPRICORN (December 22 January 19)
Keeping a balance between your busy working
life and the time you spend with your loved
ones will be difficult, so in what will be a
demanding month, sometimes try to allow
your disciplined qualities be over-ruled. Make
the most of Venus when you will feel roman-
tic and nostalgic. Get out those old CDS and
favourite DVD movies as you cuddle up with
your special darling, realising that life isn't
just all hard work! 35% positive
AQUARIUS (January 20 -February 18)
There's a certain amount of stress and tension
surrounding you during the first week of June,
but you should discover a way of relieving it.
Nevertheless, all month you should carefully
plan your schedule and pace yourself, because
you seriously need to keep a balance in your
working life and leisure hours. The influ-
ences are good to excellent for sporting and
artistic Aquarians, and maybe you should
spoil yourself on the 26th the Full Moon.
35% positive
PISCES (February 19 March 20) Most
importantly Jupiter is suggesting if you have
come a long way with a study course, or
something you want to do, and maybe are
feeling fed up with your progress, you must
make an additional effort. Don't give up. The
result will definitely be worthwhile. Across
the Zodiac Mars is being a nuisance. You'll
not lack energy, but a spat with your lover is
something you don't want.. 25% positive

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How Much?
By Pauline E. Kayes

(Note: During her classes on poetry with
the SGB higher education prep students,
Professor Kayes was inspired to write
this poem after a discussion with the stu-
dents about how the Gulf of Mexico oil
spill might be relevant to Bonaire.)

How much are the whale
sharks worth,
Some making their way to
the Mouth of the Mississippi
Thousands of miles from
South America past Bonaire,
Only to be coated in oil and
become floating 40 ton ne-

Will British Petroleum pay?

How much are the brown
pelicans worth,
Cousins of the ones skim-
ming Playa,
Now nesting, and diving, and
coming up
With beaks of sludge in the
Gulf of Mexico?

Will Haliburton pay?

How much are the hawksbill
and green turtles worth,
Some born on the beaches of
Now gasping their last
breaths in the acrid fumes
Of the toxic-chemical-
petroleum stew off the coast
of Louisiana?

Will Transamerica pay?

How much are sacks of blue-
fin tuna eggs worth,
Suffocating in a nursery of
oil plumes,
Sinking into extinction in the
deepest ocean of the Gulf,
Never to be seen off the coast
of Bonaire?

Will the U.S. government

The reckoning comes soon.
Will we all pay?

Pauline Kayes 5-25-10

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Q Where can I find

SThe Bonaire Reporter?

Just about everywhere!

Divi Divi Air
Insel Air
Valerie's Air-
port Shop
Divi Divi Air
EZ Air
MCB (Playa &
Hato branches)
Giro Bank
Bistro de Paris
China Nobo
City Cafe
Eli Deli
It Rains Fishes
Lover's Ice
Pasa Bon Pizza
Dive Shops:
Blue Divers
Carib Inn
Tropical Divers
Antillean Wine

Best Buddies
Botika Bonaire
Botika Korona
Budget Marine
Chat 'n' Browse
City Shop
DA Shop
Exito Bakery
Green Label
Paradise Photo
Photo Tours
Playa Trading
Buddy Dive
Capt. Don's
Carib Inn
Den Laman
Divi Flamingo
Eden Beach
Plaza Resort
Sand Dollar
Cash & Carry
Joke's Mini

More for Less
Sunshine Mar-
The Island
Trader (TIS)
Zhung Kong
Market, Hato
Botika Korona
Centro di Med-
Dentist Office
Von Egmond
Digicel Office
Extra Newspa-
per Office
Fit 4 Life -
Green Label
Hair Affair
Harbour Vil-

Bonaire Reporter-

lage Marina
Mio Cellular
Photo Tours
RSA Insurance
San Francisco
WEB office
Addo's Books
& Toys
Realty Offices:
Bonaire Part-
Bonaire Sun-
shine Homes
Re/Max Para-
dise Homes
Sunbelt Realty
Chinese Store
Joi Fruit Store
Rincon Bakery
Rose Inn
Tusnara Mar-

June 18- July 2, 2010

Newly lohilt homne wlth spectacular views iL Lagoen Hil.

Lagoen Hill 77
This area is well known for the peace and
quietness of Ing in a park environment
6ose to nature away from the cods, On
top of the great pool, Jacuzzi and gazebo,
tis home is build with a spacious apartmot
which makes it perfect as a bed & bekfast
Lay out entrance into Mng room wh open
kitchen ad sliding doors to vey wide
covered porch on two sides, panby/laundry,
master bedroom with en-suite bathroom,
two bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom
and one sepate bathroom, two rom
apartment with kitenette and f bathroom
under the home. Jacuzzi and pool (outdoor
m a n shower & washbasin) with spacious deck
and zebo. From the covered porch
unblocked Island and sea views. Lot size:
12,675 ft2 (1178 m2). living area: 2,905 ft2
(270 m2). Private property.

Asking price LWro 550,000

Sunbelt Realty Kaya L.D. Gerharts 3 & 8 Bonare, Netherlands Antilles T +599 717 65 60 F +599717 55 70 info@sunbeltan www.sunbeltbonalre.com

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