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Sign of the times: Bonaire is
preparing a Road Traffic
Regulation, which defines the
legal obligation to cooperate
with a urine, saliva, breath
(Breathalyzer), or blood test to
determine if someone is under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Legislation is pending in the
Netherlands to legalize this type
of testing in the BES Islands It's
part of the Third Aanpass-
ingswet, one of the last BES laws
to go to Parliament, and will
include legislative proposals for
the pensions of civil servants, the
establishment of the Chamber of
Commerce and laws regarding
environmental protection and
0 Glenn Lugo, namesake of
the Bonaire musical group
"Glenn i su Gang," died last
week of an apparent heart attack.
He was an extraordinary musi-
cian and a beautiful man. His
group won international as well
as local fame with their unique
blend of Creole music which
nurtured Bonairean culture.
Glenn Gregorio Lugo was born
in the barrio of Nort di Salina on
Minister of Transportation and
Water Management, Camiel
Eurlings, is visiting the Nether-
lands Antilles and Aruba this
week. Eurlings' working visit
ends in Bonaire where he will
meet with the Executive Council,
visit two local transport compa-
nies and perform the official kick
-off for the renovation of the
Flamingo Airport runway.
Prime Minister Jan Peter Bal-
kenende is planning a farewell
visit to the Netherlands Antilles
and Aruba next month. The pro-
gram and agenda aren't com-
pletely defined and it is not yet
known whether he will be visit-
ing all six islands.
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SOn Thursday, June 24th,
ground was broken for a new
school for SGB High School's
academic track HAVO/VWO
students. The site was dedicated
by Bonaire's Education Commis-
sioner Nolly Oleana; President of
the school board, Frans Lauxen;
and Secretary General, Koos van
der Steenhoven, from the Nether-
lands. The previous buildings
were destroyed in a fire recently.
b Some Bonaireans are upset
that Dutch laws and rules will
eventually apply to them after
integration with Holland in Octo-
ber, specifically same-sex mar-
riage, abortion and euthanasia.
There may be another issue wait-
ing to break. According to a
press report in the UK newspa-
per, the Daily Mail, the Dutch
allow witchcraft as an activity
that ought to be subsidized
with tax breaks. According to
Daily Mail, Dutch witches were
"...guaranteed a financial treat
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SThe Bonaire Is-
land Council has filed
the draft proclama-
tion to hold a refer-
endum to determine
the opinion of the
people who live on
Bonaire about the
deal struck with the
with Holland as a
"special" municipality. The vote is tentatively set for Friday,
September 3, 2010.
The voters will be able to answer Yes or No to the statement: "I
agree with the content and outcome of negotiations on the
planned political structure of Bonaire." A multi-week infor-
mational campaign will precede the vote.
The Bonaire local government most recently signed off on the
structure that makes Bonaire a special municipality of the Neth-
erlands on April 22, 2010. The specialness gives the island more
freedom of choice than a normal Dutch municipality but requires
acceptance of most Dutch laws including some of which offend
the beliefs of some traditional Bonaireans like assisted euthana-
sia, same-sex marriage and legalized abortion.
Eligible to vote in the referendum are Dutch citizens who
were legal residents 50 days before the date of the referen-
dum, those 16 years of age or older. Foreigners who have been
continuous residents for five years or more and meet the same
conditions as the Dutch are also eligible to vote.
Votes may be cast in Papiamentu or Dutch. To make it valid 50%
of the eligible voters must take part in the Referendum.
The Referendum results will not modify any existing agreements
but will show the will of the people of Bonaire and color future
relationships with the Netherlands.
SCongratulations to the five Bonaireans who recently gradu-
ated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of the Neth-
Gino Obersi -BSc. Architecture and Civil Engineering;
Dietrich Winklaar-BSc. Papiamentu; Crystel Pourier BSc.
Business Administration; Emory Mercera-BSc. Information &
Communication Technology (ICT); and Miles Mercera -BSc.
International Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Table of Contents
This Week's Stories
Referendum set 2
Power Plus For Bonaire 3
Revitalizing the RSC 3
Parrot watch-Eggs Hatching 6
Essence Nutritional Center
Environmental Development Plan 9
Young Talent-SGB Art 1C
Cover Story-Capt. Don at 85 11
Elena (Helen Dovale Sargent) Exhibit 11
Slagbaai Archeology 11
Bonaire's Top Teachers 1i
Antillean Windsurfers in Europe 1 E
Megayacht"A'in Port 1
Bondy on the Bali-World Cup 4 1
High School Poetry Winners 1E
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since (Edshel Martha) 4
Bonaire Voices (Dia di Arte) 7
Sudoku Puzzle 7
Bon Quiz #30 (Cauldron) 8
What's Happening 12
Reporter Masthead 12
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times,
Moon Phase 13
Shopping & Service Guides 14
Body Talk-Ph Levels 16
Panchito Puzzles 16
Panchito Answers 17
Picture Yourself-Japan, Bangkok 17
Bon Quiz Answer 17
Sudoku Solution 17
Pet ofthe Week (Trbde) 18
Sky Park (Earth Aphelion) 19
Kapurs Horoscope 19
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voltage for distribution to Bonaire's present
power company, WEB, which reduces the
power to a level that we can use in our
homes and businesses, just like a wholesaler
divides bulk shipments for consumer use.
The power factory is "beyond state of the
art," says engineer Jan Spekkers who is in
charge of getting the plant into production.
That seems like an understatement when
you consider that the plant can use four
different fuels: wind, heavy fuel oil (HFO),
light fuel oil (LFO) and biodiesel. It has
backup and duplicates for all critical ele-
ments of its system: tanks, pumps, genera-
tors and even piping. It uses computer con-
trol, but in case of major troubles the equip-
ment can be operated manually. It doesn't
need seawater for cooling either. Say good-
bye to the power outages Bonaire has been
How can the island afford such a deluxe
plant? It can't. But a private company, Eco-
power, a consortium of Germany's MAN
Diesel, Holland's Enercon wind turbine
manufacturer and Envelop, the project
leader, can. When the financial markets
collapsed Envelop went bankrupt, but the
funds for the plant were guaranteed by
Rabobank so the project continues. When
the plant is operational it will go up for sale.
Testing to date has been extensive. In fact
the plant successfully provided reliable
electricity to the entire island for several
hours. According to engineer Spekkers the
plant can theoretically supply four times the
power that the island needs. In a pinch the
wind turbines could do it on their own, but
the plan is to use a combination of HFO and
wind power until biodiesel becomes avail-
The plant's emissions when burning HFO
are said to exceed European pollution stan-
dards, but HFO is about five times cheaper
than the alternative, LFO. This is an issue
with island environmentalists.
In future edition The Reporter plans to
provide details of how the system works. U
When Bonaire gets integrated with
Holland in October the Bonairean
world will tilt a bit. The functions and ser-
vices provided by the Antillean Central
Government in Curagao will disappear.
Bonaire will have to deal directly with the
many ministries in The Netherlands for
Navigating the Dutch Government bu-
reaucracy is a skill that few Bonaireans
possess. Consider that there are 14 Dutch
ministries, all with their own minister.
There are also several ministers without
portfolio and about as many state secretar-
ies. One of the reasons that the Regional
System Center (RSC), under former Parlia-
mentarian and Dutch Defense Minister
Henk Kamp, was established was to ensure
that vital ministerial services get established
on Bonaire. To do that the ministries sent
representatives, called Kwartiermakers, or
Quartermasters in English, to determine
Bonaire's needs and to ultimately replace
themselves with local people.
The Bonaire operations of the RSC were
hamstrung for a while when the new Bo-
nairean Government delayed cooperating,
but some things continued in the back-
ground. The accomplishments in improving
Bonaire's education, health care, social
services, fiscal administration and more
were described in a story in the last edition
of The Reporter.
When Bonaire did sign an administrative
accord on April 22 of this year, things
moved ahead more rapidly. Several local
people have already been recruited to work
at the RSC and will replace the Dutch
Kwartiermakers. Bonaire Government
workers are also receiving training to qual-
ify them for their changing jobs.
RSC employees responsible for keeping
us informed: Friso Fennema, the
Kwartiermaker for communications,
Lucia Beck andAtseline Winklaar. Not
pictured, Alida Francis, communica-
tions coordinator for Saba and Statia.
In the past the RSC was criticized for poor
That has changed. In just the last week
five press releases have been issued by the
new communications team. Newly ap-
pointed Kwartiermaker Frsio Fennema is
working with Bonaireans Lucia Beck and
Atseline Winklaar to ensure good commu-
nication. As Ms. Beck told us, people can
contact us directly if they need information
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M /4 y mother is Bo-
lvi nairean and my fa-
ther is from Curaqao and I lived
on Curaqao until I was 18. Then I
came to Bonaire and started
working and studying to become
an electrician. Three years later I
began to work at the Flamingo
Beach Hotel in maintenance. I
did that for 15 years, then I be-
came maintenance supervisor
and worked another 12 years
until I had an accident and I was
considered medically unfit.
I began to order plants and
grow them because all my life I'd
had the goal of planting as many
fruit trees as possible on Bonaire.
You see, when I first came here,
I had a problem with my health.
When I went to see Dr.
Cervantes he told me I'd become
ill because I wasn't eating
enough fruits and vegetables,
something I'd been used to on
Curaqao and that's why I'd
So when I couldn't work any-
more because of the accident, I
Si .. 1973-Edshel
started planting for myself and
He looks at me in his quiet,
philosophic way and says,
"People say you can go to a shop
and buy fruits and vegetables
which come from various coun-
tries. But it makes a big differ-
ence when those fruits come
from our own trees. We don't
have to spray, but all the fruits
and vegetables that are imported
have been sprayed with a variety
of things not only with pesti-
cides, but also with liquids to
preserve them during transport.
They're also sprayed to keep the
colors fresh and crispy. There is
a big difference in taste between
the fruits that are imported and
the ones you grow yourself.
That's because they come di-
rectly from nature, from the soil
where you live.
I also grow herbs which we use
ourselves, but we sell them as
well. You can use them when
you cook, but also in a tea. Some
of those herbs you can use as a
medicine for all kinds of com-
"I put the bottle in front of me on the
table and told it, 'I'm not going to drink
plaints like headaches and stom-
ach aches and there are even
herbs that will give you energy.
I was born on a kunuku and I
grew up with the old people. We
were 13 children and we couldn't
go to see the doctor for every
little thing. My grandparents
taught us to use what our soil
was giving us. We used those
plants and herbs in soups, teas or
juices the way the old people
did it. That's how I learned it.
So, when I started for myself, I
became so interested that I
bought many books about all
those medicinal plants. Every
plant has its own use, but you can
often use them for multiple pur-
poses. There are things that I
learned from books. Other things
were taught to me by my father
and God gave me two hands to
Here on Bonaire and also on
Curaqao there are many people
who suffer from diabetic prob-
lems. I've heard from people
who are using a plant called
Fleira Kora, others are using the
White Fleira, or the Neem tree -
there are many different plants.
For one week you eat some of
the seeds of the Fleira when
they're dry and then you repeat it
again after six months. Try it and
see how it works out. And for
instance, the pomegranate works
well for people with cancer; the
skin and the seeds you can use
them both. For good digestion
you should drink anise tea after
dinner and also when you can't
sleep. Don't drink it like it's wa-
ter. Take your time and think
about why it is you cannot sleep
- worries, problems. Mint tea is
also good, but you have to be
honest with yourself and look for
a solution for your problems:
change your track, look for a
different road. Try to find a
hobby because it's good for your
life. Not all hobbies are good -
like watching TV all the time or
going to the casino.
There are so many beautiful
places on Bonaire along the
coast or on a hill where you can
find peace of mind. Or... come
to see Edshi, sit at my table and
read one of my books about
health. You can do that too.
Because of the accident I had at
work, something in my back was
broken and I couldn't walk. It
also appeared that I was having
heart problems, and because of
the medicines I had to take for
my heart they couldn't operate
on my back. Nowadays I don't
take medicines anymore, nothing
at all, but I go to see the doctor
every now and then whenever I
feel something that doesn't seem
(Continued on page 5)
Bonaire Reporter- July 2-16, 2010
Ldshel in his garden.
On the Island Since (Continued from page 4)
right. Go and see the doctor first. My wife
Miriam and I eat very healthily and if ever
I eat out, it's because I was invited.
At school I learned carpentry and paint-
ing. I also went to a special school where
I learned how to weld and worked as a
trainee in Miami specializing in aircos
and refrigerators. I still work as an electri-
cian and as a plumber, but I also make
furniture and Miriam paints it. However,
my true love lies with the plants.
There was a time when I was drinking
and smoking way too much. It wasn't
good for me and I became a nuisance to
myself and others. I quit. It's hard. Some
people have a relapse after a year or so. I
put the bottle in front of me on the table
and told it, 'I'm not going to drink you.'
Every day I saw that bottle standing there,
but I wasn't going to drink it. There
comes a day when you don't see it any-
more you don't feel like it at all any-
Edshel Martha is a man who thinks
before he acts or speaks. He has a very
beautiful way of ;iiiilai He has patience
and wisdom and he is someone you can
totally rely on.
"Some time ago I met Jan-Jaap van Al-
menkerk who came to buy plants from
me. Jan-Jaap is working for the Kibra
Hacha Foundation and he asked Jong
Bonaire if there were some children be-
tween 13 and 16 years who would be in-
terested in planting. Then he came to me
to ask if I were willing to have the chil-
dren use my kunuku. I thought it was a
great idea. I serve them food or juice I
make myself from my plants and they eat
and drink it. After that we
tell them about those plants
and fruits and teach them all
there is to know. Twice a
week, every Tuesday and
Thursday, they come to the
kunuku. Sometimes we also
go to visit other foundations
or organizations, like the
Butterfly Farm, the Animal
Shelter, the Fish Farm at
Sorobon, or we go into the
mondi to look for seeds or
cuttings which we plant
here. All in all it's a suc-
cessful program and the
children love it!
I also have five children of
my own and six grandchil-
dren. My daughter Shami
works at Aquamarine
School in the daytime and at
night at Donna & Giorgio's.
My daughter Edsheline
works at the tax-free per-
fume store at the airport. Daughter
Brigitte works at Lion's Den. Daughter
Loreanne works at Bonaire Gift Shop and
my son Edshel just finished high school. I
have wonderful children; they are just
I work every day and I take time for
God and to read the Bible. That's also
good for your life. I work for people and I
work in nature, and at night I don't watch
television. I sit outside and there's always
something to do before it's time to go to
sleep and... time passes by before you
know it... fast!
Edshel and his wife Miriam
Yeah, it's important that everyone on
Bonaire starts planting, at least one or two
fruit trees. There are many trees which
you have to water for only one year. After
that they can do it on their own. They give
you shade and delicious fruits and you
enjoy the oxygen that's the best. Some
people say that fruit trees are for the Lo-
ras, but... those birds have to live too. We
have to live together. If everyone has a
fruit tree the Lora cannot go to all those
trees at the same time. Think about it.
Animals are so much wiser than people,
because people do things they can't turn
around. Birds and animals live with na-
ture; they know when a hurricane, an
earthquake or a tsunami is coming. People
drill a hole in the bottom of the ocean
floor and they cannot reach it when disas-
ter strikes and the hole needs to be
plugged. They didn't think about that and
that's a sin, because
the earth does not
belong to you or to
me it belongs to
every living crea-
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First fLora (Parrco
T he 2010 Lora breeding season has
been well underway for a while, and
a Parrotwatch update is well overdue! The
only excuse is that it has been a very ex-
citing and hectic season for the team this
year with so many new projects and re-
We have been continuing to monitor the
reproductive efforts of the Lora by re-
cording how many nests are active from
the areas we know. We then record the
numbers of eggs laid, chicks hatching and
continue monitoring the growth rate of the
chicks until they fledge.
There was some concern this year about
whether the Loras would breed at all, or to
what extent, as the Bonairean "winter" or
wet season didn't quite materialize be-
tween the previous November and March.
With no rain, the food supply for the Lora
would be limited in the mondi, and we
thought that this may have delayed or
even halted breeding attempts for this
year. In many other long-lived bird spe-
cies like the Lora (that lives for at least 30
-40 years), if the female birds are not in
good enough condition leading up to the
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If they do, it will cost them too much
physiologically, and it may jeopardize
their future reproduction or even their
However, the Lora proved us wrong, and
like clockwork, they initiated the 2010
breeding season on time. Clearly, they're
much tougher than we thought. The team
have noticed some strange patterns that
may be the result of abnormal weather
Firstly, some Loras, especially in
northern areas of the island, have initiated
their nesting much earlier than others.
While some chicks are starting to develop
some strikingly beautiful feathers already,
some eggs are still yet to hatch in other
nests! This may reflect the variation in
rainfall distribution and food abundance.
Secondly, we suspect that the
average clutch size (the number of eggs
laid) is smaller on average. This could be
because the parents have not been able to
invest as much energy in large clutches
due to lack of food over the winter.
These are all very interesting observations
that we will be able to draw conclusions
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Joining the team this year are two Con-
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Imperial College London. They are
working on very different projects in-
volving Bonaire's Lora.
Danielle Parks has already appeared in
The Reporter (4th of June) looking for
candidates to participate in her study on
crop damage caused by Loras. She is
currently experimenting with methods of
deterring Loras from damaging mango
crops and looking at attitudes of fruit
growers towards the Lora while trying to
provide a solution.
Matthew Richards' project looks at the
effect of temperature and humidity on
hatching success within different Lora
nests. He will be comparing these vari-
ables with previous years and this cur-
rent year's nest success. This will pro-
vide us with information on the best
conditions for incubating baby Loras
that can be replicated in nest boxes that
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On Sunday, July 4th Bonaire will cele-
brate its 18th Dia di Arte -Art Day.
It's a day when all artists of Bonaire can
exhibit their artistic skills to the public in
Wilhelmina Park. The important and valu-
able person behind this event is Mrs.
Emma Sint Jago (59), a pioneer who has
promoted our Bonairean artists on many
Emma herself has many different talents
that she's shared since she was a very
young girl of eight years old. Emma tells
us, "I liked to get singing and speech les-
son from different well known people in
the music business. At the opening of a
radio station here in Bonaire when I was
only eight years old they wanted me to give
a speech. I had the courage and I did it!
When I was 12 my mother wanted me to
sing in a church choir. By the age of 15 I
was singing in a band called 'The Beat
Band.' Then I started singing with Mr. Mil-
ton Koeks as a duo in 'She and Me.' Mil-
ton was on his keyboard and I was a singer.
It was fun. Even today people still remem-
ber me as part of the 'She and Me' duo.
Since then I've kept pushing myself to pro-
mote my Bonairean talent. From 1980 to
1987 I participated in different festivals
like the ones put on by Bonaire Trading
and the Bonaire Petroleum Company and
also festivals in Curagao, Puerto Rico and
Venezuela. In 1990 I organized Duo Fest to
promote our Bonairean talent, our artists
and composers. The main purpose of the
Duo Fest was to encourage couples to com-
pose their own songs and become compos-
ers. The last Duo Fest I organized was in
2007 on the ship Freewinds.
Speaking about art actually means mostly
everything that has to do with a talent. In
1993 I decided to start with the first Dia di
Arte because when I used to visit different
homes of Bonairean artists I found that
they didn't know how to exhibit their world
to the public, and they had some wonderful
hand made art pieces. So together with
some artists we organized our first Dia di
Arte. It was just a try out, but then it be-
came a reality. We had singers, dancers,
handcrafters, painters and many more.
That day was so fun and such a success. Ir
this way I started with EMROSE produc-
tion. On many occasions we've had Vene-
zuelan dance groups performing during the
Dia di Arte Day celebrations.
After three years of celebrating Dia di Art
we started the Foundation Art and Culture
Bonaire. It creates different dance groups,
singers and poetry tellers. Our main goal
was and still is up to this day to promote
the Bonairean artist and then to send them
out to participate in different international
In 1997 Bonaire participated in the Carib-
bean Gospel Festival and twice Bonaire
won." (Emma Sint Jago selects the partici-
ART DAY-DIA Di ARTE
ART DAY-DIA Di ARTE
pants for these festivals.) "My dream for
the future is for Bonaire to have its own
national theater. Since 1989 we have been
longing for that but without any success.
To build a theater for Bonaire lots of funds
are needed. In this theater we can give
lessons in art, music and singing, helping
our Bonaireans to grow in their talent. I
encourage our youth to take our artistic
work seriously and help Bonaire progress.
We middle aged persons are not here for-
ever and our youngsters need to learn from
the grown ups now. On the 4th of July we
are waiting for you to visit the 18th edition
k of Art Day in the Wil-
-l helmina Pak." 0 Story
& photo by Siomara
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Essence Opens (Continued from page 6)
or in tea pillows (Bleach-free of
course), mixed gift packs or sample
quantities as well, so that you can try
out a few "Mood Teas" and decide
which you want a larger amount of next
time. Of course teas are only at their
best if made correctly. With each tea
you will find useful information about
how to do this in the form of tea cards.
Our range of hand-made soaps are all
made on Bonaire using organic fra-
grances, colourings, herbs and flowers
from around the world, including lo-
cally grown herbs from our own gar-
den. There are also some wonderful
novelty soaps which make bath-time
fun for kids (small and large).
Essence can be found in Antriol on the
comer of Kaya Papa Comes and Kaya
Gloria, with the entrance in Kaya Glo-
ria. There is plenty of parking space.
Opening hours are 8am to 2pm, Mon-
day to Friday. On Saturdays, 9 to 12.
The informal Open Day is on Thursday,
July 1, 8am to 2 pm. Join us for tea
Literature will be available (free of
charge) on various health issues and
Saturday mornings will be used for on-
the-spot pH and Vitamin C tests. No
appointment will be necessary. Tele-
phone Stephanie on 788-0030 for more
information. 0 Press relesae
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Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2)
when the Leeuwarden District Court
reaffirmed their legal right to write off
the costs of schooling up to several thou-
sand dollars in deductions."
The US Consulate General in Curaqao
announced an Online Visa Information
Web Service to better meet the needs
of visa applicants in the Netherlands
Antilles and Aruba. This service is avail-
able to the public 24 hours a day from
anywhere in the world. Applicants have
two options now: the new online service
for a $10 fee paid via the website using
either Visa or MasterCard, or the current
live telephone service with a customer
service representative (001-602-567-
9833) for a $19 fee.
You may access the new web service at
Applicants are able to schedule an ap-
pointment for a non-immigrant visa and
obtain information regarding non-
immigrant and immigrant visas to the US
and all associated application require-
0 Private forecaster Weather Services
International (WSI) said on Tuesday
its latest forecast called for a more
active 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.
It's calling for 20 named storms, 11 hur-
ricanes and five intense hurricanes of a
category 3 or greater. The forecast adds
two storms and one hurricane to a WSI
prediction released in May. The forecast
is significantly above the long-term aver-
age taken between 1950-2009 which
shows 10 named storms, six hurricanes
and two intense hurricanes.
0 The first tropical storm of the At-
lantic season, "Alex," headed overland
toward the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday,
drenching Belize, northern Guatemala
and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with
Hundreds of tourists and residents fled
low-lying islands off Belize on Saturday
as Alex swept in with torrential down-
pours and winds of 60 mph (95 kph).
0 As of July 12, Tiara Air is more
than doubling its flights between Bon-
aire and Aruba. On Monday, Wednes-
day and Friday it has flights from AUA
to BON at 10:20 am and 7:30 pm, with
returns 1 hour 10 minutes later. On Sun-
day the have a single flight leaving AUA
at 7:10 pm, returning at 8:25 pm.
Aruba's many visitors can now enjoy the
delights of Bonaire a lot more conven-
Four officers of the US Transport Se-
curity Administration (TSA) performed
an audit of the Bonaire International
(Flamingo) Airport (BIA) at the end of
last month to verify that BIA complies
with all international security regula-
tions and with the supplementary regula-
tions of TSA for flights to the US. TSA
verified documents, procedures, proc-
esses, training and qualifications. TSA
was satisfied with the result of the audit.
0 Read you favorite Bonaire English
language newspaper wherever you go.
Just click on:
www.bonairereporter.com. The on-line
edition has all the same stories and ad-
Rotary Club Bonaire has named a new board for the 2010 2011 session: Anita
Groenendal, President Pieter Groenendal, Suzi Joukes, Secretary Philip
Joukes, Lena Domacass6, Treasurer Herbert Domacasse. Not pictured: Incoming
President 2011-2012 Richard Hart, Asst. Secretary Addo Stuur, Asst. Treasurer
Rosalie Bierings and Sargent-at-Arms Ruud Vermeulen
1 Chief Ranger of the Bonaire Marine Park, Edwin "Din" Domacasse, is here be-
tween the two new BoCar Grand Tiger pickups, one for the Marine Park and one for
Washington Park. The trucks were purchased in part from Din's award of the 'Gouden
Vandel' which included a cash stipend of 20.000 from the Dutch Nationale Postcode
RRotary Bonaire has once again provided financial support for the popular Jong Bo
aire Kids Calendar project. President Huub Groot (right) presented a check to Jong
Bonaire Treasurer Alan Gross at the weekly Rotary meeting at Divi Flamingo Resort.
vertisements plus a "Raw News" section
with the latest Bonaire developments.
It's still free too... although donations
are very welcome.
POJan Arnold Franken's Foundation for
Family Development Project invites
young people and families to a free
seminar to learn about how young
people can cope with stress. The next
session is on July 1 from 7-9 pm at the
North Salinja Sentro di Bario. Call 788-
2728 for information and to register.
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Take a good look at this cauldron and
imagine it actually in place and in
use years ago on plantations. These caul-
drons came from Europe and were used
on Bonaire in several locations. Planta-
tions that produced and exported this par-
ticular product used these huge pots. The
product was harvested and a certain part
of it was cooked in these pots. It was
heated to a certain temperature, cooled,
then placed in lined boxes and exported
from Bonaire. It has been said that the last
harvest that took place on Bonaire of this
product was in 1973. It has also been said
that the quality of the Bonairean product
was the highest in the whole Caribbean!
Q) What is the product that was
cooked in these cauldrons?
Answer on page 17
BonQuiz appears regularly in The
Reporter. It's prepared by Christie
Dovale of Island Tours. To arrange a
tour, contact her via
naire.com Phone 717-
4435 or 795-3456
Don't Forget Art Day-
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Bonaire Reporter- July 2-16, 2010
Environmental Development Plan
for Bonaire Now Available
T he Draft Environmental Development Plan for
Bonaire (ROB) is out for comment. It was pre-
sented last week by Environmental Commissioner
Anthony Nicolaas; the head of DROB, Miguel Mar-
tis; and advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Niels
Bots. The Island Council will vote on it after infor-
mational evenings and public hearings.
Bonaire is the first Antillean Island with such a com-
plete plan. The ROB will be available digitally on line as
well as in the offices of DROB. Deputy Anthony Nico-
laas said, "On the internet, people can zoom in on a par-
cel on the plan and view exactly what can and cannot be
built there." He thanked all co-workers of the many ser-
vices that had worked on the plan. The ROB is effective
for the next five years.
Martis explained the ROB: "It is designed to reflect the
nature and identity of Bonaire. What is the vision for
Bonaire and what are the population's wishes for the
development of the island are questions that were impor-
tant in formulating this plan. The project is named
'Huntu pa un Boneiru balansd' ('Joined Together for a
On the chart you see large green areas for a nature re-
serve, which also includes the five so-called Ramsar-
areas: Lac, Pekelmeer, Gotomeer, Klein Bonaire and
Washington-Slagbaai. Some purple can be seen here and
there, mainly outside the built-up area, where industrial
activities are permitted. The kunuku areas also have their
own color, light green. The entire east coast and the Bo-
livia area is light purple, which stands for 'open nature
The plan envisions a maximum doubling of the popu-
lation until 2015 -from more than 15,000 to 30,000.
However, the study groups advised
that investment in the infrastructure
will be necessary if the population
expands. Currently 10% of the is-
land is currently built on or devel-
oped. Martis expects this will
probably increase to approximately |||
18% in a number of years.
The first public meeting to dis-
cuss the ROB was held on June
29th at Jong Bonaire, and the
second on July 1st in the Sentro
di Bario of Rincon. The plan will
be open to public inspection for N
one month, and two more public
hearings will be held at the end of
September to consider objections
on zoning in the ROB. Nicolaas
expects that the Island Council will
have discussed and approved the
plan in October and then it will
come into force definitely. For him,
it was important to have the ROB
ready in any case before 10-10-10
so that the Netherlands will have
no say in this.
Opinions and objections to the
plan can be expressed following
the public hearings.
From July 8, 2010, the draft plan Sample map- Cen
will be available for a period of 30 W
days for review at the Department
of Physical Development and Man-
agement (DROB) at Kaya Amsterdam 23, second floor.
Also, the plan is available digitally through the Bonaire
government website www.bonairegov.an or directly at
Comments must be in writing, provided with the
sender's name and address, and sent to the Island of
Bonaire, Head of the Spatial Development and Manage-
ment, Kaya Amsterdam 23. OL Press release G.D.
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potted plants and trees. Thirty minute
tours. Bonaire born and raised,
strong plants for beauti-
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Young Talent Exhibition
<[ T' he "Young Talent" exhibition at
1 Kas di Arte during the weekend
of June 18 to 20 showed the works of
SGB students in their final year. These
students love to paint, photograph and -
in their own words do weird, arty stuff.
There is a lot of young talent on this beau-
tiful island and we feel that these talents
should be nurtured, motivated and cher-
ished. And above all: they should be seen!
Unfortunately, not all their work could be
shown here. Due to a fire that earlier this ..
year destroyed, among many things, the
art classroom and everything in it. This is
also the reason that we decided to add
some exceptional works of students from
the pre-exam classes.
We hope you enjoy the exhibition and we
hope that Young Talent will become an
Students who have contributed to this Photograph ofAndrea Simal
exposition are: by Xuelian Wu
Rhonda Celestijn, Julivienne Anthoin.
Joshua Carter, Enrique Vasquez, Bein.i-
zir Berends Charles, Shaina Tokaa. .
Renata Martiszoon, Hillianthe Vale rio.
Candice van Esveld, Andrea Simal.
Xuelian Wu, Timo van der Veen,
Devany Domacass6, CyAngela Pourier.
Margaux Tellez, Andriana Rodrigue.
Louise Martijn and Farahnaz Cecilia.
The exhibition was made possible wit Ii
the cooperation of Kas di Arte and the
support of the Rotary Club Bonaire." L-3
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Some of the talented exhibiting students with art teacher, Karen de Wit (at left) I
Shaina Tokaay with her first book
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"Elena" Art Exhibiton
T he Art Exhibit of Helen Dovale Sar-
gent, who signs her work "Elena,"
opened with a festive party at Kon Tiki
Restaurant on Saturday, June 19.
Art lovers, buyers and well wishers, many
of them friends and artists themselves,
came to view the artist's latest works. Kon
Tiki's chef and staff provided an out-
standing series of creative and delicious
hors d'oeuvres as well as an exotic punch
presentation which was an art piece in
Elena's work is featured in "Elena's Cor-
ner" at Kon Tiki. U L.D.
Dr. Jay Haviser is continuing ar-
chaeological field research in
Bonaire's Washington-Slagbaai Na-
The research was initiated by
STINAPA Bonaire with cooperation of
Leiden University's Archaeology
Department and Aruba's Archaeology
Institute, Bonaire's Archaeological
Institute Bonai and Simarc.
This field study is a first example of an
archaeology project organized by an
island of the Netherlands Antilles
where Dutch institutions, such as Lei-
den University, have been invited to
assist. Up until now Dutch institutions
selected sites and led the research with
the assistance of local/Caribbean or-
The Bonaire Public Works Department
(DROB) is supervising the field research
which will be conducted under the
first application of the Malta Treaty on ar-
chaeological research. The treaty defines
the procedures and process that all archae-
ology research must follow including per-
mits, rules for collection and ownership of
artifacts. It will apply to all applicable
new construction sites on Bonaire to en-
sure that important historical artifacts
are not inadvertently destroyed.
The research in Washington-Slagbaai Na-
tional Park has been ongoing for the past
month (see the last edition of The Re-
porter). The final days of the fieldwork,
now underway, consists mainly of updating
pre-historic sites in the park and hunting for
Haviser had carried out the original survey
of the sites in 1988. All the some 3,000-
year-old prehistoric sites mapped by Hav-
iser have so far been reconfirmed by the
latest field research and the remains of an
early 17th century cannon battery on the
heights above Slagbaai has been uncovered.
A key goal of the excavations is to collect
samples for radio carbon dating. Samples
will be sent to the Netherlands for testing.
Haviser is one of the founders of Bonai
which has taught high school students with
interest in archaeology the basics and in-
spired them to pursue studies in this and
The Executive Council of Bonaire directly
requested Haviser's involvement in the
field research from the Executive Council
of St. Maarten, Haviser's current employer.
The Mondriaan Foundation is a primary
sponsor of the Bonaire fieldwork U Press
The TCB and Captain Don's Habitat Resort put on a mammoth bash for the 8577
birthday of the founder of Bonaire's dive industry, Captain Don Stewart. The
Captain was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Commis-
sioner Anthony Nicolaas and a gift of a beautiful sculpture from the employees of the
On hand to celebrate was Captain Don's daughter, Gwen, who spent her formative
years on Bonaire living with her parents. So many old friends were greeting The
Captain that he exclaimed, I feel like they are passing by my coffin to pay their
The Silver Bullet steel band, unlimited food and drinks made it a very joyous occa-
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Kaya Grandi 29, Kralendijk-Bonaire N.A. tel: 717 5107
Store hours Tuesday through Saturdays
from 9a.m.-12:30p.m. and 2:00p.m.-6:30 p.m.
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Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park
Tours $21 (includes tax). Discounts
for residents and local people. Tel. 717
Parke Publico children's play-
ground open every day into the cooler
Rincon Marshe-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
Wine Tasting at Antillean Wine
Company's warehouse on Kaya In-
dustria, second Saturday of the
month, 7-9 pm. Snacks and tasting of
six wines for $10 (NA1fl7,50) per per-
son. Tel. 560-7539.
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 Win-
* Harbour Village Tennis, Social
Round Robin 7-10 pm. $10 per person.
Cash bar. All invited. Call Elisabeth Vos
FREE SLIDE/VIDEO SHOWS
Sunday- Creature Feature- John and
Suzie Wall of Buddy's Digital photo
center present a multimedia slide pres-
entation about Buddy's House Reef -
pool bar Buddy Dive, 6:30-7 pm, 717-
Monday-Dee Scarr's Touch the Sea
Slide Presentation, Capt. Don's Habi-
tat, 8:30 pm. 717-8529
Wednesday Sea Turtle Conserva-
tion Bonaire (STCB) presents an infor-
mative slide show: Sea Turtles of Bon-
aire, at 7pm, every 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at Bruce Bowker's Carib
Kas Krioyo Rincon-Step into Bonaire's
past in this venerable old home that has been
restored and furnished so it appears the fam-
ily has just stepped out Local ladies will tell
you the story. Open Monday thmru Friday, 9 -
12,2-4. Weekends by appointment Call 717
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
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
CLUBS and MEETINGS
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, NAJ2,50, call Renata
at 796-5591 to find out the evening's
Darts Club plays every other Sunday
at City Caf6. 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 num-
ber 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. Con-
tact: Renata Domacass6 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"d and 4th
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
Resort upstairs in Peter Hughes meeting
room above the dive shop. All Rotari-
ans welcome. Tel. 717-2066
Toastmasters Club meets every two
weeks. For more information call Cru-
sita de Palm at 786-3827 or Lucia Mar-
tinez Beck, at 786-2953.
Protestant Congregation of Bonaire:
Kralendijk, Wilhelminaplein. In Papia-
mentu, Dutch, English, Sundays, 10
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,
Thursday, 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. Friday, 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
Our Lady of Coromoto in Antriol, Sat-
urday at 6 pm in English. Mass in
Papiamentu on Sunday at 9 am and 6
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 Bon-
aire Youth Center in English, Dutch and
Papiamentu. Preaching the full gospel.
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.
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
Sunday School, 11:15 RS/YM/YW/PH
Primary held from 10:20-12 noon Visi-
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Elegant greeting cards and beautiful
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Open Tu.-We.-Th. & Sat 10 am- 5 pm Fri-
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Bonaire Reporter- July 2-16, 2010
Oceanfront apartment for rent in
Hato in small (only six units)
building. Fabulous decks and views.
Luxury furnishings, private beach and
dock. Fully air-conditioned Great snor-
keling/diving right in front, park in
front. 3/3, very private and quiet.
$1990 plus utilities, long term. Email
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Call 561-860-1468 (US) anytime.
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For rent at Hato, studio 1 2 per-
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Garage Stalls for Rent-Sand Dollar
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For sale: Anton Heyboer painting -
'Boat' in yellow and black.
Size 1.22 x 0.93 meters. NAJ 2.500.-
Note: Anton Heyboer's t.i,,uioii are
on exhibit at the Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco, Harvard University Art
Museums, Massachusetts and the
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heat exchanger, oil cooler, starter mo-
tors, fuel filters, instrument panel.
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The Richter Art Gallery, located in Belnem, is
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Pasa Bon Pizza is Bonaire's best. Freshly prepared
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Natural Way Health Store-The place where all
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Bonaire Sunshine Homes is
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Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kan-
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Antillean Wine Company. You've tried the rest;
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Benetton, world famous designer clothes avail-
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These are the teachers nominated for the Top Teacher Award of 2010. They are
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Orange Freestyle Cup, Marseilles
competitors from all over
Europe including some high
ranked skate boarders from the
US, a few selected European kiters and a
few selected windsurfers such as Aruba's
Saraquita Offringa and myself.
The event was an expression event. There
were several sessions where we would
show off some windsurf tricks in front of
the spectators in Marseilles who came to
enjoy the beach vibes and the music festi-
val held from June 16th through the 19th.
I have been to Marseilles before, but I've
never visited this spot which offers great
windsurf conditions with winds blowing
up to 40 knots sometimes.
The atmosphere was great and the locals
were super friendly.
On day one, I got to watch young kids
doing amazing tricks on their skateboards
which gave me a kick to try to get into
On the second day they placed a ramp in
the water for the windsurfers. I didn't go
on the ramp because it didn't look too safe
with all the waves moving it from side to
side and also did it not have too much pro-
tection. So traveling with only one board I
decided not to go for it. Instead I busted
some high forward loops on the waves and
some sliding freestyle tricks close to the
At night we could enjoy several live acts
by some famous French bands while we
were served some traditional French food
including sea food tapas.
On the third day the schedule looked al-
most the same as the day before, only the
winds blew even stronger than the previ-
ous day. The kiters and windsurfers did a
half day session, and for the afternoon we
went to watch the pro skate boarders riding
the bowl which looked like a selection of
empty rounded swimming pools with nice
graffiti art on the inside.
Music was pumping and the skate park
was full of spectators.
Later that night I prepared some tracks for
a DJ session at the after party where I per-
formed one of my tracks, "Have Some
Fun," featuring Sandra Elsfort from Den-
mark. It was a great evening.
On the last day of the event winds blew up
to 40 knots in the gusts.
We had a morning show afterwards fol-
lowed by a stand-up paddle trip about 3
km along the Marseille, this time rough,
coast line. It was very tricky with waves
and winds. I must say I had a real hard
time keeping my balance. I ended up pad-
dling the last 500 meters on my chest! Ha!
In the end it was skaters, kiters and wind-
surfers all together- a relaxed event.
Stay tuned for the second leg of the PWA
world cup and interview with current tour
leader, Taty Frans himself. L Ruben
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Melnichenko. It attracted the most correspondence and photos to The Reporter of any
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WHAT Is THE COMMON FACTOR BETWEEN
A SWIMMING POOL AND HUMAN BLOOD?
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They both have a perfect pH zone between 7.3 and 7.4, slightly
If a swimming pool goes green and brown, with bubbles oozing up
to the surface, you know the pH is off. If the pH is not corrected,
the problem gets worse overnight and the pool water takes on a life
of its own.
Your body is 70% water, with organs floating in it just like fish in
an aquarium. If your pH goes off, your organs will suffer, some-
times fatally. Unfortunately, when your pH is off, the signs are not
as obvious as in a swimming pool. Perhaps if it was, you would
take much more notice of just how important a correct pH is to
your health. The central concept of your health revolves around
the balance of the acidity and the alkalinity of your body fluids.
When your pH is out of balance (in most cases too acidic) there
are some very definite signs. Which ones can you identify with?
Wandering aches and pains throughout the body, including arthri-
tis, inefficient energy production resulting in sugar cravings to
maintain energy levels, yeast overgrowth resulting in fungal nail
infections or skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, depression,
negativity and/or anger, back pain, acid reflux, allergies, bladder
infections, bloating after meals. As you can see, the list is endless.
An interesting quick survey I conducted shows that about 80% of
my clients have low pH readings (meaning they are too acidic). At
the same time very few clients were too alkaline and even fewer
had a good pH.
Regular readers of my column will know that I am always harping
on about acidity and how it is linked to what (and when!) you eat.
The truth of the matter is that a low pH affects every cell of every
organ in your body. If unchecked, will make your life miserable
and eventually destroy organs. Oh, and do not forget the yeast and
fungus in your body- an acidic environment is exactly what they
need to grow and do their nasty work.
Let's talk about pH and brain function. The function of our brain
and nervous system depend on water. The brain and nervous sys-
tem consist of very alkaline tissue (pH of 8.0) and they are very
fragile. The brain is a very soft organ that sits in the skull sur-
rounded by a watery fluid cerebrospinall fluid pH of 7.3). This
fluid helps to create an antigravity environment for the brain so
that it has its own protective watery cushion. The brain, being the
most alkaline organ in the body, is also the most sensitive to any
variations in the pH. Have you ever over-indulged in a big meal or
alcohol? How did you feel afterwards or the next morning? Had a
headache? If you had one, this usually means the pH of the brain
tissue was off, meaning more acidity, creating more heat, which
the brain does not like. If you are a regular headache sufferer, start
keeping a diary of what you eat and regularly check your pH, espe-
cially after meals. In no time you will have the answer! .....to be
continued. L Stephanie Bennett
Author Stephanie Bennett was born in Cape
Town, South Africa, where she studied
herbs, minerals and nutrition. Before moving
to Bonaire she continued her studies in UK,
and now researches Bonaire health issues.
She is the owner of the Essence Nutritional
Center (see page 8). h
Bonaire Reporter- July 2-16, 2010
solufions on page 17
Bondy On The Ball-2010O.
Wow with a capital W. How else can I
sum up the events of the last few
weeks? It has become like World War Two
with the French and the Italians surrender-
ing early, the Americans coming in late and
grabbing the glory and the English battling
the Germans! For the first time in history
both the title holders and the runners up are
eliminated in the first round. Pundits (me
included) have been left with egg on their
faces and all possible superlatives have
been exhausted. Let's have a look at what
happened in group A.
Sadly we have to say goodbye to our conge-
nial host South Africa, but they leave with
their heads held high after a great victory
against France. The French have been dire
and there was nearly a revolution in the
dressing room. Manager Raymond Dome-
nech has managed his last game and even
President Sarkozy is demanding answers.
Sacre Bleu! Uruguay and Mexico are the
deserved group winners with Diego Forlan
scoring for fun. There was a time when he
couldn't have scored in Pachi's Place!
In Group B, Nigeria was left propping up
the other teams which saw South Korea and
Argentina progress to the last 16. South
Korea have been as industrious as expected
while Argentina have been.....Well, bril-
liant! My tip for player of the tournament,
Lionel Messi, is delighting everyone includ-
ing manager Maradona who stated, "Messi
is as good as me." Praise indeed.
Group C next and I have been spending a
lot of the time behind the sofa. Firstly, my
hat goes off to the USA who have played
superb football. Landon Donovan has been
inspirational. Although England finally
made the cut, they have not done it with any
conviction. They meet Germany next and
we all know how that usually ends.
In Group D we were treated to a display of
German precision as they destroyed Austra-
lia 4-0. Despite a hiccup against Serbia,
they look strong and focused. Joining them
in the knockouts is Ghana who will delight
the nation by carrying the African flag a
Group E and probably Bonaire's most an-
ticipated group saw the "Orange Men"
Bonaire Reporter- July 2-16, 2010
sweep their neighbours Denmark aside with
consummate ease. After dispatching two
more sides in the group, they came out top
with a full 9 points. An impressive Japan
will join them into the next round. I had
previously told a friend that if the Nether-
lands win the cup, I will run naked through
City Cafe. I am sure that I am not the only
one now hoping that they don't win!
Group F saw another shock when holders
Italy were sent crashing out. Dismal draws
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against New Zealand and Paraguay left
them needing a win in their last game to
proceed. Unfortunately, Slovakia didn't
read the script and won 3-2. Great stuff!
They join Paraguay into the next round.
No surprises in Group G with Brazil and
Portugal moving forward. One of my high-
lights so far was seeing the North Korea
squad training in a public gym and visiting
the zoo. They tried hard with few resources
and were what the World Cup is all about.
Finally group H where once again, it came
down to the wire for a big club. Spain has
always been my tip for the final but Swit-
zerland surprised us all by beating them 1-
0. In the final game they needed a win to
progress and despite a bright start from
Chile, David Villa took advantage of an
overzealous keeper and put Spain ahead
with a delightful chip from 40 yards. The
game ended in a 2-1 victory for Spain
against a 10-man Chile. Despite their de-
feat, Chile finished second in the group.
So there we have it. The knockout stages
are amongst us and we are getting closer to
seeing who will lift the FIFA World Cup
Trophy. I still fancy Spain to come good
but Argentina, Brazil and Holland all look
impressive. It's time for me to re-stock the
fridge, unplug my 'phone and enjoy!
COME ON ENGERLAAAND! Until next
time, keep the game beautiful. 0 Tony
*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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SGIB igh School Poetry Contest Winners
The winners of the poetry contest for
students in Artie de Vries' and Jo-
hannetta Gordijn's higher-education
preparation classes were honored re-
cently. The contest came about as a result
of classes on poetry presented by guest
teacher, Pauline Kayes, Professor of Hu-
manities at Parkland College in Cham-
paign, Illinois. A total of 54 poems were
submitted from four classes. At the cere-
mony, Kayes told the students that their
work was "phenomenal," considering
that English is not their first language.
She provided the prize money to the top
three winners in the hope that they can
see ho" writing can make money" and
encouraged them to include writing in
their future career plans.
In the last issue of The Reporter we
printed the top three poems. Choosing the
best was a very difficult task. The follow-
ing are honorable mentions. Read and be
totally amazed at what these youngsters
are capable of.
South Africa 2010 it's the place to be,
One cup, 32 teams the race to lead,
Uniting the world, playing and support-
ing our team,
Teamwork, respect and a little bit of self-
Having the cup is not only my selfish
All nations shouting and cheering, laugh-
ing and crying,
Fighting and training even though it's
Referees giving cards and sometimes
International preparation they set their
minds on winning,
Cause everyone thinks the same in the
Africa 2010 we are coming to win this
The Long Awaited Fall
They're staring at me from down there
I can't help but notice their stare
Filled with concern and pain
More uncertainty I gain
As unsure as I am
I don't know where I'll land
Praying for myself and the damned
And unknown answers I demand
It takes one step to end it all
One move for me to fall
To fall and move on
For your sake I'll be gone
All that will be left of me
Are some broken bones and a memory
Soon they'll all fade
Fade by your despise and hate
This is the fantasy you once made
You'd always wish I'd suffocate
This is what you wanted
And this is what you got
We never really bonded
So I took the final shot
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Darkness covers my eyes
And I know I'm falling
This is what you got for your despise
I was done with stalling
Couldn't you ever see
That this is what you've done to me
We were never friends
So in this long awaited fall,
Is where it ends.
The waves peacefully crashing onto a
The sweet serenity is
The sounds of childhood
your warm grip on my fragile arms
a breath of fresh air
you hold my hand ever so softly
and me through the waves
you lift me up
I feel safe in your arms
I fall asleep
I awaken you from your dreams
and fit my fingers into the empty spaces
good morning sunshine
the lines on your face have deepened
your body weak and weary
your tired eyes, they open
and you smile that familiar smile
I hold your fragile arms
and guide you through the archway
into the garden,
Under the Streetlight
The sun has set
Darkness surrounds me
I could only see what has been lit
By the streetlight.
The chirp of crickets reaches my ears
The sound of the waves relaxes me
A couple of bicyclists pass by with a ring-
Ah what a night.
My date has not arrived yet
The music from nature closes my eyes
I dream of a far away beach
With a boy sitting on a bank
Under a dimly lit streetlight.
Look for more Honorable Mention
poems in the next edition of
Bonaire Reporter- July 2-16, 2010
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Earth at Aphelion
and Start Your
Three-Planet and a
Great Star Watch
Believe it or not,
on Tuesday, July
6th, the Earth will be
at its farthest point
from the Sun for the
entire year, only 94.5
million miles away
which is 3 million
miles farther than it
was when it was at its
closest on January
2nd. So why is it hot-
ter right now if the
Sun is farther away in July than it was in January? It all has to do with the Earth's tilt.
In July our Earth is tilted so that the Sun's rays are aimed more directly at the north-
emrn hemisphere than they were in January. Just the opposite is true for the southern
hemisphere. Think about it.
But now I'd like to tell you about three planets and one great star which you can see
just after it gets dark out on the 4th of July. You can watch them move toward each
other all month long with a spectacular meeting on July 30th.
This Sunday night, the 4th of July, just after dark, face west where the brightest thing
you will see will be planet #2, the brightest planet of them all and same size as our
planet Earth, 8,000-mile-wide Venus. And just up to its left you'll see a much less
bright object which is Regulus, the star which marks the heart of Leo the Lion. And
up to its left a steadily glowing rouge gold light, planet #4 and half the size of planet
Earth and Venus, 4,000-mile-wide Mars. And up to its left planet #6, the lord of the
rings, 75,000-mile-wide Saturn. They will look as if they are lined up in a row and
indeed they are because all the planets travel on a narrow pathway around the sky
called the ecliptic, so named because it is also the pathway along which eclipses al-
And now here's the fun part. Make a mental note of where Venus is in relation to
Regulus. Then watch every single night because Venus and Regulus will move to-
ward each other at the rate of one degree each night, which is the equivalent of two
full Moon widths and which is really dramatic. You'll get your reward Friday night
when Venus and Regulus will be at their closest- only one degree apart- which means
only two full Moons could fit between them. Then if you continue to watch every
night you will notice that each night Venus moves a little closer to Mars and Mars
moves a little closer to Saturn. On Friday, the 16th, Venus and Mars will be 15 de-
grees apart while Mars and Saturn will be only 7 1/2 degrees apart. But continue
watching and a week later on Friday, the 23rd, Venus and Mars will be only 11 1/2
degrees apart and Mars and Saturn only 4 degrees apart.
It gets even better because during the last week of July they'll con-
tinue moving closer to each other and have an exquisite meeting
on Friday, July 30th, when just after sunset Venus and Mars will
be less than 8 degrees apart and Mars and Saturn less than 2. And
all three will form an isosceles triangle. Wow! Once again this
Sunday, July 4th, Friday, July 9th, Friday, July 16th, Friday, July
23rd, and Friday, July 30th! Start your planet watch on the 4th of
July. 0 JackHorkheimer
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Aries Astrology March 21-April 19 Pos-
sibly you may find yourself among the well
reputed and famous people. If, you are a
regular investor or new in share market ,you
may earn good profits this month. You may
go for a vacation during the 2nd phase of
the month. Holidays on an island could be
Taurus Astrology April 20-May 20
If planning to start a new business then you
will get excellent initial support. Contacts
made during this period will benefit you
throughout the month. You'll be well-
placed to make an impact on decision-
makers, especially at month's end. You'll
get encouraging support throughout. Chil-
dren will fare extremely well in their re-
spective fields of activities
Gemini May 21- June 21
There is a danger of hot arguments between
you and your senior/boss/management.
Hence, you are highly recommended to
control your anger. This is an excellent time
to make steady, practical progress in your
Cancer June 22-July 22
Disputes and misunderstandings would take
place between you and senior authorities.
Unnecessary controversies are quite possi-
ble. Situations will turn in your favor from
July 16. You and a mate or lover can have
the opportunity to enjoy mutual interests
and find satisfactory solutions to any prob-
lems that might arise now.
Leo July 23-August 22
Mutual aspect combination between Jupiter
and Sun may be a source of sudden and
unexpected gains. Investments in the stock
market would be very beneficial. Due to
fabulous transiting of noble Jupiter over the
5th house, you or your loved one may be
especially revealing with regard to affec-
tionate feelings and communications.
Virgo August 23 -September 22
The month of July sees you successfully
obtaining loans. Your links overseas will be
totaling up to possessions available with
you. Communal interactions will augment
and the work executed by you is probable to
be of the uppermost standards. If you're
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Libra September 23-October 22
This month is likely to be better for busi-
ness people compared to those who are in
the service sector. The month will help you
consolidate your fortunes. Your spouse or
partner may be a source of disappointment
when their behavior falls short of your ex-
Scorpio October 23-November 21
The month of July is likely to be very good
for you. There will be much accomplished
with little effort. Works that require admin-
istrative sanction move at a faster pace.
Money inflow is likely to increase substan-
tially during this month.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Due to transiting 2nd lord Saturn over the
9th house along with functional benefic
planet Mars and aspect of ascendant lord
Jupiter, this month will be very good and
will give you a healthy life experience. Es-
sential topic this month is relationships.
You should be focused on putting your per-
sonal life in order. Leisure interactions with
loved ones and friends are indicated.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
It will be a time of accusations and counter
accusations. Even if you wish to, you will
not be able to break away. Financial gains
will not be affected and you are likely to
create savings too. In education related mat-
ters, you should try to control yourself.
Only your pre-planning and hard work may
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Due to negative influences, there will be
increased pressure of work and you may
delegate some of it. One major achievement
towards month end is foreseen. Domestic
disputes will continue for some more time.
Personal relationships should take on new
depths at this time.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Working as an association would likely
yield better results. Exercise control over
harsh speech and keep your opinions and
reactions to yourself. There will be health
problems for spouse and he / she may be
going through a disappointing phase profes-
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