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T here (RSC) sent a letter last month to
will all employees of the Island Ter-
be no re- ritory of Bonaire, saying that it
strictions will take over from the Island
for use of Territory after October 10. The
the Bo- letter's contents led to contro-
nairean flag and anthem fol- very, questions and concerns
lowing the island's integration especially from fire department
with Holland in October, stated personnel. Last week a follow-up
a press release from the Regional letter was issued to clarify the
Service Center (RSC). The first letter. 0 Proposed legislation, stalled for over a year, would pro-
Dutch tricolor flag will replace It specified that the position of tect nature and the environment and provide important
the Antillean flag. In the Nether- the employee on October 10, benefits for the economy, public health and quality of life on
lands, local governments, prov- rather than an arbitrary date, de- Bonaire.
inches and municipalities have termines the employee's place in The Aliansa Naturalesa di Bonaire (The Bonaire Nature Alli-
their own flag and anthem. Dur- the new RSC-led organizations. ance-Aliansa) has urged the Bonaire Executive Council
ing official celebrations like Vacation days and other benefits (Bestuur ... -.ii. -1ihe BC) to pass two important nature protection
Queen's Day the national anthem accrued while working for the laws which have been languishing in draft form for over a
is played first, followed by the Island Government will still ap- year. Those laws are the Island Resolution Marine Park Bon-
local anthem. The RSC recently ply. aire and the Island Resolution Nature Management Bonaire.
received anxious questions about The guiding principle is that In a recent letter to the government, Aliansa pointed out that
the survival of the flag and an- there will be a job guarantee for the legislation to protect nature and the environment will af-
them of the island territory but all people who are currently em- fect Bonaire's economy, public health, and quality of life. While
stresses that the Netherlands has played by the Central or Island recognizing that the government has a burden of work to com-
never, ever considered replacing Governments when they switch plete in 2010, Aliansa said that the laws are so important that the
the Bonaire flag and anthem. to the RSC. PBesturscolle e should fast-track annroval


For the Dutch government, it is
important that the character and
culture of Bonaire is preserved.
Flag, anthem and language are
expressions of the island culture
and will not be restricted.

)The September 3rd Referen-
dum, to ask Bonairean resi-
dents what they think of the
integration plan which the is-
land leaders accepted from
Dutch government, will cost
$250,000. Commissioner An-
thony Nicolaas says the money is
in the budget because the amount
was already earmarked for an
earlier Referendum which was
cancelled.
The electoral register for the
September 3rd Referendum was
completed last Thursday. Ac-
cording to the Referendum
Regulations Dutch citizens who
have been resident for 50 days
before September 3 and are 16
years and older are eligible to
vote. Non-Dutch residents who
have a valid residence permit,
with at least five years continu-
ous residence in Bonaire at 50
days before the Referendum,
can also vote.
P The Regional Service Centre


The BES island RSC employ-
ees will, after 10-10-10, work
for the Dutch Central Govern-
ment.
The Netherlands will take over
not only policy tasks but also
implementation tasks like the fire
and police departments and Cus-
toms. It's sort of like having the
US House of Representatives be
the boss of the workers in a small
village fire brigade in rural
America.

NForeigners, European Dutch,
St. Maarteners, Curaqaoleneans
and Arubans will have to have
work permits or independent
financial means if they want to
live in Bonaire, St. Eustatius or
Saba (BES islands) following
the 10/10/10 transition. A
spokesperson for Dutch Minister
of Social Affairs and Employ-
ment, Piet Hein Donner, con-
firmed the rule last week. This
ruling has upset some Antilleans
on other Dutch Antilles islands.

)Commissioner of Health
Marugia Janga announced that
spraying insecticide to kill
mosquitos, particularly the


The letter stated that the draft resolutions, which received care-
ful scrutiny and public input, are vital to the economic sector.
They would put in place specific regulations to protect and man-
age "the environmental assets species diversity, quality of habi-
tat, natural beauty that are the signal draw" for Bonaire's tour-
ism sector.
According to Aliansa, provisions of the resolutions "would
affect public health by protecting water supplies from contamina-
tion and loss," and protect Bonaire's cultural heritage with provi-
sions that "protect our traditional fishery, historically important
species (conch, wayaka, sabal palm, among others) and threat-
ened ecosystems (salinjas, mangrove wetlands, coral reefs, natu-
ral beaches)."
The legislation would also establish regulations which would
safeguard natural areas "for the recreational enjoyment and spiri-
tual well-being of the people of Bonaire."
Aliansa contended that the lack of legislation is resulting in
turmoil and uncertainty, as evidenced by the recent incidents
surrounding the development of Salina di Vlijt, and pre-
dicted that passage of the legislation would result in "better
project outcomes and more clarity for permit-seekers, busi-
nesses and users, as well as clear direction for government
agencies responsible for development, tourism, nature, infra-
structure and public health."Aliansa is a network of nonprofit
organizations on Bonaire, working in cooperation to protect and
conserve nature and the environment.


Dengue fever-carrying Aedes
(Stegomyia) aegypti mosquito
will begin in the evening
hours in the Tera Kora area.
The fumagant used is said not
to harm human health.


Residents of Bonaire are
advised to take precautions to
eliminate standing water where
mosquitos breed.

(Continued on page 8)


TIeTPORTER
Table of Contents
This Week's Stories

Aliansa Urges Legislation 2
Power Plus For Bonaire -Wind Power 3
Parrot watch-Baby Lora ID 6
First Herring Barrel Auction 6
Letters to the Editor-100th Visit 7
Congratulations: Maggie & Marlis 7
Three Get Rotary Award 8
Pro Kids Competition 10
Home From The Tropics VC-17 11
The Endangered Ones 15
New Foal AtAnimal Friends 1E
ABVO Story-CMI Servants Union 1
Science At Slagbaai 17
Birthday Congratulatons-
Madalief& Greta 17
Shelter Volunteers Party 1E
Digicel Donation to Special Olympics 18


Departments
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since (Walter Stark and
Mary DiSanza) 4
Picture Yourself-DMZ-Korea 7
Sudoku Puzzle 7
Bon Qui #34 (Flamingo Road) 8
Bonaire Voices- Amboina Dolfins 9
What's Happening 12
Reporter Masthead 12
Cruise Ships 12
Classifieds 1;
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times,
Moon Phase 13
Shopping & Service Directory 14
Body Talk- Celiac Disease or Gluten
Intolerance? 16
Bon Quiz Answer 17
Sudoku Solution 17
Bubbles-Do You Know (Ocean can help
fight Cancer) 18
Pet of the Week (Pieter) 18
Sky Park (Incredible Threesome) 19
The Stars Have It-Astrology 19

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Bonaire's 12 new wind turbines are
perhaps the most visible symbol of the
revolution in Bonaire's electrical power
system. They loom above the rural land-
scape along the road to Rincon dwarfing
other man-made constructions on the is-
land.
You may wonder why they are not turn-
ing as you pass. They have been tested
and found theoretically able to produce
almost 100% of the island's current elec-
trical power needs. But, for stable electric
power, an oil-fired generator must also be
running.
The wind turbines won't be connected
to the Bonaire grid until unrelated prob-
lems with the oil-fired engines in the
power plant are resolved. According to
our sources, the island government is
unwilling to accept turnover of the plant
until all its problems have been resolved.
THE WIND TURBINE SYSTEM
The 12 Enercon turbines can provide a
total of 10.8 million watts (10.8 mw.),
Each one has a power of 900,000 watts
(900 kw.) Contrast this with the wind
turbine at Sorobon, which has been used
for training and tests, which supplies only
a third as much, 330 kw. This is enough
power to supply the more than 5,000
homes and business on the island... when
the wind is blowing.
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turbines (eliminating the gearbox prob-
lems that have crippled the wind turbines
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study that was done before building. Ad-
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their control apparatus. It's the largest
battery bank in the Caribbean,
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power plant will be in operation as well
.ad can be powered up or down depend-
inii. on wind conditions. The designers of
hllc s\ stem figure that, in the long term,
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-filid plant.
Science supports that strategy. A recent
Stanford University study found that
about one-third of the electricity wind
farms generate can be counted on as a
reliable source of around-the-clock
power.
Bonaire's wind park is the cornerstone
for the sustainable development of Bon-
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I t's her fault! I was sitting
1on the couch in our home
in Denver, Colorado, drinking a
cup of coffee and reading the
newspaper, watching the pack of
November snow outside behind the
glass door, where Mary was deic-
ing the windshield of the car... She
came running in and said 'it's not
fun anymore! I'm tired of chipping
off ice of the windshield and in-
stead of going back and forth we
should just move to the tropics!'
I was working with a dive shop
in Denver, teaching and running
group travel to the Caribbean. The
two of us worked on computers
during the day in Colorado and at
night we taught diving classes in a
swimming pool and during the
weekends we did the open water
dives. We had both been to differ-
ent Caribbean islands, but not both
to the same. We came down on
vacation Mary had never been
here and I wanted her to see it first.
Mary's first thing was safety and
she was very impressed with what
one small island could do preserv-
ing the reef. While we were on
vacation at Sunset Beach they


asked me: 'Can you drive a boat?
See that mooring over there?
That's Ibo's Beach take the dive
boat and these six divers over there
- my dive master didn't show up!'
He laughs. 'I brought the boat back
in one piece and all the people
and... I got the job! It was wild!
We went back, sold the cars and
the house in four weeks and put a
bunch of stuff in storage and we
came down to Bonaire in Decem-
ber. Anton van den Heetkamp had
said we had to be back before
Christmas.
The first eight years were fun.
There weren't many rules and as
long as you didn't bother anybody,
nobody bothered you. Everybody
helped everybody and people took
responsibility for themselves. If
you were running, people would
stop and ask you 'Do you need a
ride?' 'No, I'm running! 'Yes, I
can see that you must be late!'
We didn't lock the house, we al-
ways left the keys in the car and
nothing would ever happen. It was
quiet a better quality of life and it
was a lot more challenging. It took
you a day to go to all the stores to


"We didn't lock the house,
we always left the keys in the car and
nothing would ever happen."


IfM-k MHy
get your groceries La Portu-
guesa, Camiceria Latina, the bak-
ery there would be cornflakes,
but no milk, there would be let-
tuce, but no salsa!' 'Back then'
Mary says 'everybody all the
nationalities were together. You
got to see the world through lots of
different eyes it was so much
more fun!'
Mary and I managed the dive
shop at Sunset for nine years until
Sunset was closed and... if it was
still open, I would still be there! I
started a small technical diving
company Rec Tek Scuba; we
specialize in mixed gas dive train-
ing and rebreathers. The deep
mixed gas is trimix helium, oxide
and nitrogen. We use the helium to
reduce the narcosis and to lower
the oxide percent so we can go
deeper. We do the deeper searches
for people when somebody is miss-
ing and we recover remains for the
families so they can have some
closure. That's very seldom
though. Our clients are a certain
amount of people that wants to go
deeper than the average recreation
diver and we're very lucky our
reefs go very deep. There's still
coral at 330 feet one hundred
meters and we have a very nice
wreck at 200 feet, so we have lots
of things to see. We also found a
lot of artifacts like old anchors
from the salt days. We get many
students from Europe and the
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States; they come down here to get the train-
ing, mainly because the water is nice and
warm and clear. The dives are usually one
and a half hour to three hours and in the
States or Europe you would get pretty cold.
Here you can swim around and see things. If
you're diving a wreck in the Atlantic you
don't see anything you're just hanging on
a line, freezing... Here it's much, much
nicer!'
"Well", Mary says, "Walter has Rec Tek
Scuba and I have my own company I do e-
mail correspondence and reservations for
hotels and resorts. So many smaller places
can't afford to have a reservations depart-
ment, you have such a small window 24-48
hours and if you don't answer the people,
you loose their business, so, that's how I got
started. I could see a lot of small places
missing out on the business because they
didn't have the staff or the people to answer
quickly. People are very impatient these
days!" Mary and Walter belong to this spe-
cial group ofpeople that came here- not to
make money- but because they fell in love
with a virgin, innocent island with a very
slow pace, beautiful laid back people and an
ocean filled withfish and wondrous crea-
tures.
"When we arrived here, there was a ma-
rine park" Walter says 'but the dive shops
were the ones who were taking care of the
moorings. Bonaire has done so many firsts
like they stopped the spear fishing, protected
their reefs by putting the mooring system -
so that people didn't destroy the reef with
anchoring and several of the hotels have
their own waste water treatments at least
it's not all going down the reef. Unfortu-
nately they're undoing what they did. The
government doesn't do anything to help
protect the reef; sewerage treatment and the
unrestricted fishing just cleaned out all the


larger fish and now they're cleaning out the
small ones because there's no larger ones
left. It's like the reef is a beautiful home -
but no one is living there. It's really sad and
hard to watch. I don't think Bonaire has
done many new firsts recently. The govern-
ment should have concentrated more on
protecting the environment and on eco tour-
ism. They should have limited the number
of guestrooms tourist rooms because
now the market is so diluted; they could
have kept it more exclusive. It's not so
much local people building and making
money with apartments it's off-island
people. Well, I'm an off-island person with
my own business and it's hard to throw
stones."
"It would be nice" Mary says, "to retain a
small town atmosphere, because in bigger
places people tend to be colder and more
private not so friendly. People would say
'Bondia' and coming from a big city, it took
me eight months to find out people didn't
want anything from me they just wished
me a good day!" When we go back to the
States it's fun because you're just visiting,
but I couldn't live there anymore because
the winters are brutal' Walter says "if I
would go back... it would be Arizona or
New Mexico where it's warm all year
around and not so many people... like Bon-
aire!' He looks pensive: "It's kind of scary
to hear people predict that the population
could double in the next five to ten years...
how it's going to change the island and who
will those people be? Will they all be from
the same country? There's so much un-
known right now..." Mary smiles a sweet
smile: "... it was all unknown when we
came here there's one thing for sure: On
Bonaire I've never been bored if you are,
it's your own fault! We both have motor
cycles and we both ride and we enjoy it -
you see the island in a whole different way.


We've also explored almost the whole west-
ern coast at 200 feet, 60 meters lots of old
stuff like ballast stone piles and pieces and
parts of ships and anchors. And now we're
doing more traveling in South America.
Before Chavez we went frequently to Vene-
zuela, now it's Peru, Ecuador and we're
looking at Argentina. I'll stay here and see
what's going to happen hopefully those
15.000 people don't move here, but the only
thing that never changes is that there will
always be changes.
Compared to the rest of the world Bonaire
is still fairly quiet and safer than most places
and the costs of living for an island is
not too bad and the majority of the island is
not built on yet it's so pretty, so quiet and
a million stars at night. I feel fortunate to
live here. We need space, all humans need


space.
We have few friends from those early
days, Ernst Schilling, Jack and Karen, Mar-
lis, George and Laura and some of the dive
masters are still around. All those people
were adventurous spirits and self sufficient
- they belonged here and made it their
home. Some people want it to be two worlds
here they want all the conveniences of
home and Bonaire's
ambiance but, you
just can't have it all.
No... you have to
learn to live in one
world this one." *

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he Lora chicks that remain in the nests are
now entering what seems to me to be some
kind of "adolescent" phase in their development. As
well as referring to their appearance, it also applies to
their attitude! They are finally beginning to resemble
adult parrots as their quills burst open to reveal some
stunningly coloured feathers. They are also becoming
stronger and more mobile and have started to develop
individual personalities already. As they become
grumpy, noisy, and as they try to answer back, it's
definitely time to dress them up with their own piece
of Lora "bling."

We ring the Lora chicks when they are around 40
days old, once they have run the gauntlet of fending
for themselves in the nest as young chicks and are so
strong that we're confident they will make it into the
wild. If the Lora chicks make to around 40 days old it
means they have escaped being eaten by cats and
rats, and they have competed well with their siblings
for the precious food delivered by their parents. By
this point there are few threats other than poaching
that will prevent them from making it into the wild.

Putting rings on the chicks is a very important part
of the research work being done on the Lora. As well
as being able to differentiate between chicks in a
nest, it allows us to identify individuals in the wild
after they've left the nest. We can then tell how old
they are and where they came from. We can do this
because the rings that we put on them are anodised
(colour coded) and individually numbered. They are
very different from the silver rings that were put on
pet Loras. Although it might be near impossible to
read the numbers on a ring on a Lora's leg from afar,
the colour of the ring is pretty easy to spot with a pair
of binoculars. The combinations that we use allow us
to get accurate information about the individual Lora
just from seeing this... we might even have given it a
name!


As well as all this information, ringing Bonaire's
Loras will help give us an idea of population struc-
ture and how long the Loras will live in the wild. We
already know that they will live as long as 30-40
years in captivity; maybe they live longer in their
natural environment?

The first Lora chicks were ringed in 2006 on Bon-
aire, so it will be a long time until we work out how
long those Loras will live for. I think I will have re-
tired by then! What we may be able to discover in the
more immediate future is at what age Loras start to
breed. Again, in captivity, they begin breeding at
three to four years old, so now is the time for us to be
looking for those first ringed Loras to be making
their own nests. Will they behave like sea turtles and
return to the same nesting area? Do they pair with
birds of similar age? The answers that these small
pieces of "bling" can provide about Lora life history
are endless!

At this time of year, many Loras are coming into
town to feed-both in Kralendijk and Rincon, so it's a
great opportunity to get your binoculars out to look
out for a Lora with rings. As it is the younger Loras
who tend to "hang out" in town and cause trouble,
your chances are even greater!

If you see a Lora with rings, try to photograph it if
possible, and send your picture to
info iparrotwatch.org. Pay close attention to what
colour ring is on which leg and it will provide us with
a wealth of information
of the Loras where-
abouts. Good luck! O
Rhian Evans
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BENEFITING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
A Dutch tradition benefited Bonaire's less fortunate. On Sunday, 27th June, Restaurant It Rains
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Party. Traditionally the first barrel brought ashore by BES commissioner Henk Kamp and Island
Governor Glenn Thod6 was auctioned and the master of all auctions, Harry van Ouweelen, made it a
spectacular auction.
The proceeds of the auction were NAf 5.000,00 which was presented to the Foundation for the Blind
on Bonaire (Fundashon Kuido pa Bista i Oido). Around 150 people enjoyed a well organized party
with free herring and Dutch korenwijn. snacks and the music of DJ Eric.
The herring party was also sponsored by Harbourtown Real Estate, Bon Bida Apartments, Duyn
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OPEN LETTER-
100TH VISIT
TO BONAIRE 1


Greetings all,


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sponsorship of
Lt. Governor St. Yago and dive with Cap-
tain Don Stewart would lead to a career
interconnected with Bonaire and to some
100 more return trips! Bonaire became the
focus of case study after case study of ma-
rine management and biodiversity in my
Harvard University environmental manage-
ment program, while dozens of research and
study groups, students, magazine writers
and photographers that I brought to the is-
land all fell in love with the landscapes and
the emerald sea of Bonaire

The early years of the Bonaire Marine
Park and STINAPA with Roberto Henson,
Eric Newton and others were a great adven-
ture and while my efforts with the Carco
Project and Marecultura were not as suc-
cessful as hoped, both helped to lay the
groundwork for future efforts around the
world as to best practices in that field. The
BMP's pioneering leadership in education,
moorings, gloves policies, banning light
sticks and spearfishing, creating the "Nature
Fee" and so much more led to Bonaire's
well deserved world wide recognition.
The efforts to save Klein Bonaire were a
testament to international collaboration and
stand to this day as the Hallmark of what a


committed group of concerned people can
accomplish. It is indeed true that Bonaire is
to conservation of nature as Greenwich is to
time with credit to Captain Don.
Watching Habitat grow and prosper has
been something to behold. It is a very spe-
cial place to a lot of people thanks to the
steady hands of Don, Henry, Albert and
Jack Chalk, a dynamic hotel staff and dedi-
cated, talented dive guides. It is Jack to
whom the island has turned again and again
to serve on yet another committee and assist
with yet another project. Besides founding
Habitat, Captain Don has perfected the art,
the craft and the science of sustainable liv-
ing with Janet. The world could learn a lot
from Don if it would just slow down and
look and listen about such subjects as drip
irrigation, the use of shade cloth, proper
composting techniques, sewage, plant culti-
vation and off the grid energy production.
When I stepped off the Continental jet
Saturday morning on what was the start of
my Centennial trip to Bonaire, I waxed
eloquent for the days of the ALM
DeHaviland Twin Otter the ABC Com-
muter- and its high pitched whine that for so
many years was my 'magical mystery ride'
to Bonaire from Curagao.
ALM was "our" airline and I miss it still.
Over the years this gem of an island has
become my second home as I have made
many lasting friendships.

I owe much of my success to my students
and field assistants and to the island and to
the wonderful people of Bonaire, and espe-
cially to Habitat, Albert Romijn, Captain
Jack Chalk and Captain Don Stewart.
Mucho masha danki!!!
George Buckley


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During the current growing tension between North and South Korea, Bonaire
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the DMZ the Demilitarized Zone designated after the Korean War two kilometers
away from the truce line on each side of the border. During the past years, four infil-
tration tunnels were discovered, built by the North Korean army below the DMZ.
In the picture is Lausman with a safety helmet, before descending to the 3rd tunnel,
running through the hard granite bedrock at a depth of about 73 meters below
ground. Capable of moving a full division per hour, plus their weapons, it was evi-
dently designed for a surprise attack on Seoul, the capital of South Korea, located
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Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2)

IThere is a more environmentally
friendly way to deal with mosquitoes,
local environmentalists told The Re-
porter. Instead of spraying insecticide
which kills both the good insects as well as
the bad, a spray can be applied to the wa-
ters where the mosquitoes breed. The
sprays, including AGNIQUL' MMF and
others, are not poisonous. They form a
very thin film on the water's surface to
modify the surface tension to stop mosquito
larvae from maturing. Go to
www.mosquitommf.com

IStarting February 18, 2011, Continen-
tal Airlines will offer a second non-stop
flight from Newark to Bonaire.
* Southbound Flight #1553 de-
parts Newark Friday night at 11:55 pm
and arrives Bonaire on Saturday morning
at 4:22 am.
Northbound Flight #15 departs
Bonaire on Saturday at 6 am and
arrives Newark at 10:44 am.
Last return is scheduled for April 2, 2011.
This flight schedule is in addition to their
existing schedule (identical flight times)
that departs Newark on Saturday nights,
arrives Bonaire Sunday mornings, with
the return to Newark later that morning.

)Within three weeks Aruba's airport
departure tax will be reduced from $37
to $20 for flights between Aruba, Bon-
aire and Curacao. The Ministers of Tour-
ism of the three islands want to attract more
passengers, said Aruba Minister of Tour-
ism, Labor and Transportation, Otmar
Oduber.

IUsually reliable Insel Air got a double
whammy last week after a ground crew-
man drove a MD80 jet into a mobile air-
conditioning unit, damaging both wings of
the jet. Then the airplane that replaced it
had problems with the navigational wiring
after the uneventful flight from Curagao to
St. Maarten. Technicians flown in from
Curagao decided that
the wiring problem had to be fixed on Cura-
gao so the aircraft returned to Curagao
without passengers.
The airline paid for the care of passengers
who were stranded. After two days of repair
the MD80 damaged by the ground crew
made a test flight on Tuesday afternoon and
was put back in service.
Passengers will receive a letter from Insel
Air explaining what took place and offering
their apologies. Although European rules
for compensation do not apply to local air-
lines Insel Air is considering making 'a
gesture' towards its inconvenienced clients.

ITHE HAGUE -KLM, ArkeFly and
Martinair can no longer use technical
force majeure to wriggle out of passenger
claims if a flight is delayed more than three
hours upon arrival in Amsterdam. A can-
tonal judge in The Hague ruled against
ArkeFly in a recent case. Until now Arke-
Fly, KLM and Martinair have denied that
they have an obligation to pay passengers
compensation up to 600 by using the argu-
ment of technical failure and force majeure.
The companies are obligated to pay, ac-
cording to existing European rules, even for
overseas flights. For long distance flights
the compensation is up to 600. The com-
panies also have to accommodate the
stranded or delayed passengers and pay for
their accommodations.

ICuracao Airport Holding will finance
two projects in an attempt to establish of


0 Rotary International's highest honor is to be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Recently, the Paul Harris honor was awarded to Rotary Club members
Marisela Croes, Sara Matera and Ruud Vermeulen for their generosity and
overall extraordinary contributions to the community.
The award is named after Paul Harris, one of the Founders of Rotary who very in-
volved in the development of Rotary which grew from a single club in Chicago in
1905 into the global organization we know today.
According to the Rotary website The Paul Harris Award was set up in memory of
his work to recognize outstanding contributions to the ideals of Rotary. It can be
awarded by a Rotary Club to any person, whether a Rotarian or not, who is deemed
worthy of the honor. A Paul Harris Award costs $1,000 which is paid to Rotary
Foundation. The recipient is known as a Paul Harris Fellow and receives a medal-
lion on a blue and gold ribbon, a special lapel badge and a citation signed by the
President of R.I. and the Chairman of Rotary Foundation Trustees.


a spaceportt' on Curacao. CAH-director
Maurice Adriaens explains that if Curagao
wants to realize it's own spaceportt"
someone will have to take the first step.
Potential foreign investors want to see that
Curagao commits itself to such a project,
says Adriaens. According to him, the run-
way of Hato airport is good enough for the
space flights to take off and land. Bonaire is
downrange of the spacecraft launch trajec-
tory.
First $70,000 will be made available to
draw up the necessary space travel legisla-
tion. According to Adriaens, Curagao does
not have any legislation in this field yet and
laws will have to be made to enable space
travel via our airspace if the island wants
a spaceportt." A second project costing
$350,000 will be for the American builder
of the spaceship to start to acquire the nec-
essary permits in order to export the space-
craft.

)THE HAGUE-It's been six weeks
since the national elections in the Nether-
lands and there is still no new govern-
ment nor near-term prospects to form one.
The liberal, labor, centrist and green parties
said last Tuesday that 15 days of talks on
coalition formation had failed.
"It broke down on finances," said Liberal
VVD leader Mark Rutte, whose party came
out on top of the June 9 elections with 31
seats out of 150 in the lower house of
Dutch parliament on public TV. "There
will be no Purple-Plus cabinet," Rutte said,
using the Dutch nickname for a centre-left
coalition. The Antilles situation did not
seem to be a factor in the formation talks.
Dutch political analysts say the complex
coalition negotiations could take months.

)HAGUE--After the failure of center-
left coalition talks in the Netherlands,
Queen Beatrix has appointed Minister of
State Ruud Lubbers as the new coalition
negotiator.
His task is to investigate which combina-
tion of parties will command enough sup-
port in the Second Chamber to ensure a
stable government. The Queen has asked
him to report back "at very short notice." It
has been six weeks since the June 9 general
election, and still no new government has
been formed


THE HAGUE-- In
a strange turn of
events last week
Desi Bouterse
was elected Suri-
nam's new presi-
dent. Bouterse, a
former military
dictator and con-
victed drugs traf-
ficker, emerged as
the winner of the
May general election with 23 of the 51
seats in Parliament. He is not welcome in
the Netherlands, said Foreign Minister
Maxime Verhagen in a statement. While
the Netherlands will respect the result of
Suriname's democratic election it will only
have contact with Bouterse out of neces-
sity, Verhagen said. "We cannot ignore the
fact that Bouterse has been sentenced to 11
years in jail in the Netherlands for drugs
smuggling," the caretaker minister said.
"He is not welcome in the Netherlands
other than to serve his prison term." Verha-
gen acknowledged that, as president, Bout-
erse enjoys immunity under international
law. Before the election Bouterse was also
on trial for his role in killing 15 political
opponents in December 1982.
Many Bonaire residents are from Surinam.
The South American country became a
Dutch colony in the 17th century and
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Affordable home under construction

P This weekend, Friday and Saturday,
July 30 and 31, from 9 am to 5 pm, there
will be an Open House of the newly com-
pleted "affordable house" sponsored by
Bonaire Sunshine Homes. It's at Kaya
Nikel in Nawati. Just after turning onto the
Santa Barbara Road take the first left, a dirt
road, then a second left and you'll see the
house on the right.. There will be free


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Flamingo Road
unless you look down as you wander
through downtown along Kaya
Grandi you will miss these flamingos in
the sidewalk....Yes!
Years ago coral "rock" was used to create
art and souvenirs. As children, my sisters
and I would paint rocks and sell them to
tourists at Zee Bad, the old Flamingo
Beach Hotel. The coral rock is also found
at the entrance to Landuis Karpata and
inside Slagbaai's buildings where cut-off
stag horn coral has been placed vertically
in the cement.

Q) Who is the artist who created these
flamingos? When was it done?
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
her website:
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naire.com Phone 717-
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Email: christie-
dovaleikhotmail.com.


i i.icks and music. The house prices start at
hi. \f 97.500. Those who sign up to build
this summer will receive a free septic tank.
More information in the Sunshine Homes
nd nn page 6.

0. ., I.v your support for the sport that is
'1.,l .ii_ Bonaire famous.-Windsurfing.
Take in some of the events at the ProKids
Freestyle Competition that begins at Lac
on Wednesday, July 28. See story on page
10.

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BONAIREAI
We can still remember the
emotions in the Soccer
City Stadium in Johannes-
burg, Africa. The sounds
from the vuvuzela horns during the soccer
games are still fresh in our memory. But
it's not over. The pressure is still on. To-
day it's time for Bonaire. The play-offs
leading to the champion soccer team in
Bonaire have begun.
Sometimes we forget where some of thes<
Bonairean champions started off. Most of
them began when they were youngsters ol
only five years and they grew with the
game until today they are young men of
17.
Today we will introduce you to the Am-
boina Dolfins soccer team founded on
November 8, 2003 by the late Phil
Katzev, his wife, Laraine, and Mr. Ri-
cardo "Cado" Alberto (49). Ricardo,
known as Cado, is the president, trainer
and coach of the Amboina Dolfins. The
team has total of 42 children between the
ages of five to 13 years. The kids are
divided into separate age groups. At five
years they start getting acquainted with
the soccer ball. From six to eight years
old they become part of the "Baby" soc-
cer team, then from nine to 11 years
they're on the "Super Baby" soccer team.
Since 2005 the Amboina Dolfins have
won awards like the Orfik Awards for
"Baby" and "Super Baby" soccer tourna-
ments. In 2006 the Dolfins won the Lifide
(Aruba Soccer Bond) Award and 1st
place in the International Tournament
Award. In 2007 Lifida organized the In-
ternational Soccer Tournament, and the
Dolfins won 3rd place.
As "Cado" Alberto tells us, "In 2007 a
star was born in the Amboina Dolfins
Soccer Team. Jurgen "Cuchi" Rojer at
the age of 13 was scouted by the Aruban
soccer team selection for advance training
in Carabobo, Venezuela. Today he is a
one of the best player in the Juventus soc-
cer team in Bonaire. While he was in
Venezuela his training started at 8 in the
morning, but before that, at 6 am, he and
the others had to sit at the breakfast table
to eat oatmeal, corn flakes, wheat bread,
eggs, fruit and natural juices. For lunch
they had chicken with mashed potatoes,
vegetables and the famous Venezuelan
arepitas. In the early evening they could
choose from an extensive menu of fish,
vegetables, milk, juices. Then after that,
no more eating until 6 the next morning.
An athlete's diet is very important for
good performance in the field.
In 2008 the Amboina Dolfins won the
Luus Swaen Cup for Third Place. In
2009 the team trained with other Bo-
nairean teams to prepare for the 2010
event in Aruba, the Vale Hernandez Cup
Tournament organized from the 24th to
26th of September 2010. The Amboina
Dolfins soccer team will travel with 30
kids, departing on the 24th of September a
10 in the morning and they'll return the
26th. With good discipline we will tri-
umph.
I believe nutrition is very important for
children. It has to start at home. Children
train from 10 until 11:30 in the morning.
Some parents bring their children to the


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field and the child hasn't even
eaten yet or with a pastechi in
hand. It's important for the
children to have eaten two
hours before training. I think it
will be very effective to give -
parents information about chil-
dren's eating habits, especially
if they want to become athletes.
We invite parents to come to
our meetings or information --
nights to learn how to help the ,
child in the sport field and how
to take care of their children's
soccer material. Only some of
the parents come to assist.
Mr. Nefthali Rier (35), another
of our coaches, has been with
the Amboina Dolfins soccer
team for three years already
and has a long background as a
sports leader. He is a trainer,
physiologist, child psychologist
and has a background in nutri-
tion." As Nefthali says, "I hope
Bonaire can organize a soccer
tournament for children be-
tween six to 17 years old."
Cado continues. "The main and most im-
portant issue in soccer for youngsters is
to give the child the opportunity to de-
velop in this sport. We have to organize
tournaments for the children and not for
our own personal goals. If the board has
some problems it shouldn't reflect on the
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consequences. Let's contribute to the wel-
fare of the children, and indeed in this
way we are helping our country, Bon-
aire."
So as grown ups we have to do some
thinking about our sports here in Bon-
aire. Do you have some thoughts already


how you can help? U
Story & photo by Sio-
mara Albertus

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


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petitors from all over the globe to the
STARBOARD PROKIDS IFCA Youth/
Junior Freestyle World Championship
event this week. Bonaire's week-long event
includes competition, music, food and
beach culture. Organizers invite island resi-
dents and visitors to visit Sorobon Beach to
cheer on the competitors and take part in
the after-race events. A schedule of the
action is at right.

Bonaire is to windsurfing as the Dominican
Republic is to baseball. Youngsters from
these places vault international boundaries
to become superstars of their sport. It's not
that Bonaire kids are born to windsurf.
They are trained and coached almost from
the time they can walk to handle a board
and sail like an extension of their bodies.
Of course it helps that the conditions on
Lac bay are close to perfect when it comes
to learning to windsurf. But it's really the
dedication of individuals like Elvis Mar-
tinus and Patun Sargoza who are there to
guide and instruct. U G.D.


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Youp Schmit


A product of the emphasis on
Bonaire kids windsurfing is 15-
year-old Youp Schmit. He has reached
the pinnacle of his young windsurf
career as he prepares to enter his first
Professional Windsurfing Association
(PWA) European event in Fuerteven-
tura July 27-August 2.
Along with his superstar teammates,
Taty Frans, Kiri Thode and Tonky
Frans, Endro Finies is also making his
PWA European debut. Youp at age 15
is the youngest competitor. Fuerteven-
tura is best known for incredible winds
and very challenging windsurf condi-
tions. Youp has trained since last year
for his entry into the Pro level in the
PWA. When he last spoke to this rov-
-ing reporter he felt he had reached a
point in his career where he needed to
Spush his skills to the limit. While he
won his class in previous Pro Kids
Events Youp realizes the PWA offers
a greater challenge. He is excited to
make his debut and hopes to let the
windsurf world see a glimpse of his
brilliance. U Ann Phelan


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Wednesday July 28
14:00 16:00 Registration on the Beach
17:00 17:30 Press Meeting
18:00 18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:00 22:00 Domino, Bolas and Live
Music

Thursday July 29
09:30 Skippers Meeting
10:00 17:00 Freestyle/Slalom Com-
petition
18:00 22:00 BBQ, Steel band, .;~i,
Sailing, Bolas and Domino

Friday July 30
09:30 Skippers Meeting
10:00 17:00 Freestyle/Slalom Com-
petition
18:00 22:00 Happy Hour, Live Band,
Bolas and Domino

Saturday July 31
09:30 Skippers Meeting
10:00 17:00 Freestyle/Slalom Com-
petition
10:00 17:00 On the beach: Kids pro-
gram, Panchito Club, Bouncer World
18:00 22:00 Latin ;.i. Bolas and
Domino

Sunday August 1
09:30 Skippers Meeting
10:00 14:00 Finals Freestyle and Sla-
lom
10:00 16:00 Beach Festival
17:00 22:00 Awards Ceremony, Live
Music


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It was not too long ago that the VD 17
with its blood red sails was a famil-
iar site cruising the leeward coast of
Bonaire. This large wooden vessel,
called a kwak, is one of only four that
still exist. These stout workboats hail
from the North Holland town of Volen-
dam, thus the "VD" designation.

In its heyday, Volendam was a fishing
capital hauling in enormous amounts of
eel for the Dutch dinner table. To accom-
plish that task, the Volendammer kwak
was bor. These sail-powered fishing
boats were built to withstand the rigors of
the challenging Zuiderzee, now called the
Ijsselmeer. Fishermen hauled in a ton of
eel at a time, storing the valuable catch in
bins below deck until delivered ashore.
The crews were small, typically one or
two sailors and perhaps a young boy on
board as an apprentice. The eel were
brought in with a kwakkuil, a large net
hung from two poles. The net was
dragged from the stern of the boat, and
when filled with eel, pulled on board by
hand. It was arduous work. The prowess
of these hardy Dutch sailors assured the
economic success of North Holland fish-
ing villages like Volendam.

The VD 17, built in 1919, is one of 243
kwakken from this golden era. The boat is
immense. It weighs 30 tons, has a beam
of 17 feet and an overall length of 52 feet.
Two sails, a gaff-rigged main and a large
jib, comprise over 450 square feet of sail.
The boat was used until 1958 when it, like
the rest of the kwak fleet, could no longer
compete with modern fishing boats. This
proud, powerful sailboat went through
years of neglect until Fred Ros, currently
a resident of Bonaire, found it rotting in a
field. He and a number of volunteers be-
gan restoring the boat in Spakenburg, the
Netherlands.
By 1999, the VD 17 returned to the water
as a charter boat where it took tourists on
day trips on the Ijsselmeer. The money
earned from this endeavor and other dona-
tions funded a total restoration of the
kwak. Once complete, Ros shipped the
boat to Curaqao in 2005 and then sailed it
to Kralendijk.
For the next five years, the VD 17 graced
the Bonaire coastline, working again as a
day charter boat. Early this year the
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"I've already got an idea how much work
it is to keep such a boat in sailing shape,"
says Harry Miller, a kwak helmsman and
SZCV member. "Commercially speak-
ing, it is virtually impossible. It requires
so much maintenance. You ask yourself
sometimes and wonder how the old fish-
ermen were able to do it."

While the VD 17 will be missed here on
Bonaire, it is in need of further restoration
after years in the harsh, tropical sun. In
addition, the SZCV is preparing for the
construction and operation of a historic
shipyard called the Krommer, comprising
two slipways and carpentry workshop. It
is fitting that the old kwak now returns
home and joins its sister ships in Volen-
dam for the next chapter in its long life.
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Reservations: 717-7070
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REGULAR
EVENTS

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.
Saturday
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-www.infobonaire.com/rincon.
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 (NAf17,50) 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-
tion-796-7870.
Monday
* 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-
dows.

Friday
* Harbour Village Tennis, Social
Round Robin 7-10 pm. $10 per person.
Cash bar. All invited. Call Elisabeth Vos
at 565-5225

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-
5080
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 ofBon-
aire, at 7pm, every 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at Bruce Bowker's Carib
Inn (717-8819)

BONAIRE'S TRADITIONS
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 thru Friday, 9 -
12,24. Weekends by appointment. Call 717
-2445.
Mangasina diRei, Rincon. Enjoy the


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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 onKaya J. v.d Ree, be-
hind the Catholic Church in town Open
weekdays from 8 am-noon, 1:30-5 pm Tel.
717-8868
Washington-Slagbaai National Park,
Museum and Visitors' Center. Open
daily 8 am-5 pm. Closed on 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, NAf2,50, call Renata
at 796-5591 to find out the evening's
location.
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 Domacasse 516-4252
Kiwanis Club meets at APNA Plaza,
Kaya International, every other Tues-
day, 7 pm. Tel. 717-5595, Jeannette
Rodriguez.
Lions Club meets every 2"1 and 4t
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.


CHURCH SERVICES
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
Kralendijk
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
Papiamentu, 717-8304.
Our Lady ofCoromoto in Antriol, Sat-
urday at 6 pm in English. Mass in
Papiamentu on Sunday at 9 am and 6
pm. 717-4211.
Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios):
Kaya Triton (Den Cheffi). 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.
Contact: 786-2557.
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
Sunday School, 11:15 RS/YM/YW/PH
Primary held from 10:20-12 noon Visi-
tors welcome: Call 701-9522 for Infor-
mation.
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For Quality House
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ing .. CALL JRA
Serving Bonaire for more
than 15 years
Honest, Reliable, Effi-
cient, Thorough, Low rates, References.
One time or many Phone 785-9041 ... and
relax.

Bonaire Images
Elegant greeting cards and beautiful
boxed note cards are now available at Chat
-N-Browse next to Lover's Ice Cream and
Sand Dollar Grocery. Photography by
Shelly Craig www.bonaireimages.com

LUNCH TO GO
Starting fromNAf6,50 per
meal. Call CHINA NOBO 717-
8981.
Web site:
www. chinanobobonaire. corn

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Cleaning Services
_1 f Apartments, Hotels,
Houses, Offices & More.
KK,M Efficient Work,
Good References.
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Property Services Bonaire B.V.
Taking care of your properties (while
you are off island). W+(599) 796-9567
Email for information and prices:
propertvservicesbonaire(ihotmail.com


JANART GALLERY
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.


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here can cost

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laura@bonairereporter.com


LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS,
Rentals, Property

FOR SALE: Private lot past 1,000 m2
on excellent location near Kralendijk's
city center. Price 65,000.- excl. buy-
ers costs. For further information:
TEL. 09-5603734 TEL. 09-5176774

FOR RENT at Hato Small House
maximum 3 persons.
No pets allowed. Inclusive: gas, water,
electricity, linen, internet, furnished,
airco, TV connection, Selibon Call 717
-2529 or 796-2529

FOR SALE
1.. Child's bicycle with training
wheels. Excellent condition, $35.
2. Computer desk from City Shop,
$60.
3. Scuba diving tanks: two 83 cu ni-
trox; one 63 cu air. $110 each.
4. "Giant" mountain bike, one year
old, excellent condition, $380. Acces-
sories also available.
Contact Louis Petrich or Eileen
McFarren: 788-0382 or (preferably)
lpetrich@hotmail.com.

HOUSE & PET-SITTING Jack
Dempsey and Donna, 50 yo Canadians,
will take SUPERLATIVE care of your
home and gardens and pamper your
pets. Available from September 1-10.
Island references available. For more
info contact
JackDempsev77@gmail.com

MISCELLANEOUS
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 ,,,,i,,,, i are
on exhibit at the Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco, the Rijksmuseum Twen-
the, Enschede, Netherlands, etc.

FOR SALE: FULL bed size 140 x
190 Hotel quality brand. Price $ 250.
-TEL: 796-5530

Wanted- Volunteers for Parke Pub-
lico to help keep the park open. Help
with the flea market, clean up, etc. Call
Vicky at 786-1592.

Commercial ads are cheap
Non-commercial ads are Free
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Email Reporter@BonaireNews.com
Tel. 790-6518, 786-6125

REWARD NAF 1.000
for stolen Yamaha 25Hp. Outboard
motor from Richard's Restaurant-
Call 717-5263

Writers/Reporters
Wanted (paid by the word)
Call 790-8988
Call The Bonaire Reporter at
790-8988/786-6518
Email: george@bonairenews.com


Bonaire Reporter- July 30-August 13, 2010


16 Flights a day
between
Bonaire and
Curagao


DIVI DIVI


Divi Divi Air -
Reservations : "-
24 hours a day le .
Call
(5999 839-1515)
Or (5999

KRALENDIJK-Sun Rise/Set, Moon Phase and Tides
Winds and weather can .. the local tide's height and time

July And August
Day High Low High Low High Sunrise Sunset
03:33 / 11:26 / 17:52 /
Fri 30 0.48 ft 0.00 ft 0.53 ft 6:22 19:02
00:32 / 04:27 / 11:38 / 18:07 /
Sat 31 0.26 ft 0.40 ft 0.02 ft 0.63 ft 6:22 19:01
01:36 / 05:19 / 11:50 / 18:29 /
Sun 01 0.18 ft 0.32 ft 0.03 ft 0.74 ft 6:22 19:01
02:28 / 06:09 / 12:06 / 18:56 /
Mon 02 0.11 ft 0.25 ft 0.01 ft 0.84 ft 6:22 19:01
Last 03:16 / 06:54 / 12:26 /- 19:28 /
Tue 03 Quarter 0.04 ft 0.19 ft 0.01 ft 0.94 ft 6:22 19:00
04:02 /- 07:36 / 12:53 /- 20:04 /
Wed 04 0.01 ft 0.14 ft 0.04 ft 1.02 ft 6:23 19:00
04:47 /- 08:19 / 13:25 /- 20:43 /
Thu 05 0.05 ft 0.10ft 0.06 ft 1.08 ft 6:23 19:00
05:32 /- 09:07 / 14:04 /- 21:26 /
Fri 06 0.08 ft 0.08 ft 0.07 ft 1.11 ft 6:23 18:59
06:15 /- 10:04 / 14:52 /- 22:12 /
Sat 07 0.10 ft 0.08 ft 0.05 ft 1.09 ft 6:23 18:59
06:58 /- 11:10 / 15:50 /- 23:01 /
Sun 08 0.11 ft 0.12 ft 0.00 ft 1.04 ft 6:23 18:58
New 07:39 /- 12:23 / 17:05 / 23:55 /
Mon 09 Moon 0.12ft 0.20 ft 0.07 ft 0.95 ft 6:23 18:58
08:19 /- 13:35 / 18:43 /
Tue 10 0.12 ft 0.32 ft 0.14 ft 6:23 18:58
00:55 / 08:59 /- 14:38 / 20:32 /
Wed 11 0.83 ft 0.12 ft 0.47 ft 0.16 ft 6:24 18:57
02:02 / 09:38 /- 15:34 / 22:17 /
Thu 12 0.69 ft 0.11 ft 0.63 ft 0.12 ft 6:24 18:57
03:14 / 10:19 /- 16:26 / 23:45 /
Fri 13 0.57 ft 0.09 ft 0.79 ft 0.04 ft 6:24 18:56





























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SHOPPING and SERVICE GUIDE


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







APPLIANCES /TV/ ELECTRONICS and
COMPUTERS
City Shop, the mega store, has the island's widest
selection of large and small home appliances, furni-
ture, TV, computers, cell phones and more. F service
and in-store financing too.

ART & GALLERIES (CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF
JULY. OPEN AGAIN IN AUGUST)
The Richter Art Gallery, located in Belnem, is
Bonaire's only fine art gallery, and features original
paintings, limited edition archival art prints, and
hand made jewelry created by long-time residents
Linda, Jake, and Krystyana Richter.

BEAUTY PARLOR

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

BICYCLE / SCOOTER/ QUADS

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

BOOKS

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

DENTURE REPAIR

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

DINING

Bistro di Paris A real French restaurant with great
food, affordable prices and friendly Bonairean ambi-
ance,
Owned and operated by a French Chef
On Kaya Gob. Debrot z mile north of town

Pasa Bon Pizza is Bonaire's best. Freshly prepared
pizzas 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
prepared and served by Stichting Project students
under professional guidance. Monday-Friday, 9-2.
Kaya Gob. N..Debrot, opposite Divi Flamingo.
Closed in July, Open again in August

DIVING
Carib Inn is the popular 10-room inn with top-notch
dive shop and well stocked retail store. Best book
trade on Bonaire. Good prices on regulator repair,
dive computer H.Q.

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


GARDEN SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

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

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


HEALTH


SHarmony House-Using
INK science to find the prob-
S lem. Using natural prod-
pctlw ucts to correct the prob-
lem.
Also our Essence range
Ce of herbal teas & handmade
S soaps. At Kaya Papa Cor-
nes 2


Natratan inin Peri


FrfEme


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

HOME CARE

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

INTERNET AND CELLULAR SERVICE





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

PEST CONTROL

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.

PHOTO FINISHING

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

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

REAL ESTATE / RENTAL AGENTS


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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 home.


Caribbean Homes, "the Re-
freshing Realtor," specializ-
I ing in luxury homes, condos,
lots, rentals and property
management. And now
Yachts!


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


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

STORAGE


hotel row.


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


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


) ROCARGO
Services N.V.

SHIPPING
Rocargo Freight Air and sea shipments in/out of
Bonaire. Customs agents. Professional and efficient.
FedEx agent. What would we do without their
superb services?

SUPERMARKETS

| Warehouse Super-
Kaya market on Kaya
Industria-Biggest
I air conditioned mar-
U ket with the, largest
AIR Hj HOUSE selection and lowest
O N A R E prices on the island.



TRAVEL
Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations-Island Hop-
per Vacation Packages to Anguilla, BWI call 786-
3134 or email annkiantiguacaribbean.com today!

(ISLAND) TOURS
Christie Dovale will personally take you on a fas-
cinating tour of the island. Contact her via her
website: IslandToursBonaire.com Phone 717-4435
or 795-3456. You will remember it always.

WATER TAXI
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

WINES
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.
Advertisers: Get your ad here too

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are included in the guides. Free!
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RESIDENTS OF BONAIRE'S UNIQUE NATURAL WORLD FACE CHALLENGES.


What does it actually mean to
be an endangered species?
There are many definitions but
basically it is a population of or-
ganisms that is at risk of becoming
extinct due to diminishing num-
bers, environmental changes or
increased predation. Unfortu-
nately, Bonaire has a number of
plants and animals that fall into
this category in the sea, in the air
and on the land. Here are three
examples.

In the sea...
Bonaire is known for its sea tur-
tles-the hawksbill, the green and
the loggerhead. These aquatic
animals come here to feed and lay
eggs. Regrettably, they face dan-
gers while living along our coastal
waters. Take, for instance, what
happened in April this year when
Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire's
(STCB) Mabel Nava and Robert
Van Dam were diving near Lac
Cai.

"We saw a Green turtle with fish-
ing line coming out of its mouth.
We also saw that it was missing its
right front flipper. Robert and I
captured the turtle and when we
surfaced, a fisherman helped us
get it to shore."

Upon further inspection, it was
obvious the fishing line had cut off
the animal's flipper and a hook
was deeply embedded in its intes-
tines. Nava called veterinarian
Fulco de Vries for help. After a
thorough examination it was deter-
mined that the turtle was severely
emaciated and would not recover.
A sedative was administered and
the turtle was euthanized to put it
out of its misery. STCB has no-
ticed an increase of turtles in dis-
tress in past years.

"We need to educate people that
fishing line and hooks left behind
are real threats to sea turtles," ex-
plains Nava. "They are killers. So
are plastic bags and cups tossed
carelessly in the sea. Turtles see
these objects as jellyfish, which


they love to eat. Once ingested,
the plastic can kill the animal. It is
everyone's responsibility to keep
these harmful items out of the
water, and help these endangered
animals."


In the air...
Recently, parrot scientist Rhian
Evans spotted an unusual aerial
battle in progress near Playa Frans.
"I was doing nesting observations
alongl00 meters of cliffs. Five
pairs of Loras were fighting over
two nest sites. They were showing
a lot of aggression."
Evans and her colleague Sam Wil-
liams believe that this behavior is
indicative of a serious problem for
Bonaire's endangered parrot: nest
site limitation. Loras do not make
their own nest cavities. Rather,
they are dependent on the local
environment to provide sites. But
Bonaire has been heavily defor-
ested during the centuries.
"You just don't see those big old
trees like wayaka any more," ex-
plains Williams. "These parrots
nest in wayaka, watapana and palu
de seu. There are fewer of these
trees around. It's probably why the
Loras now nest in cliffs as well.
That's not normal for this genus of
parrot."

But even the cliff nest sites are
vulnerable due to increased hous-
ing development on the island.
"Loras don't put up with much
disturbance near their nests," ex-
plains Evans. "Even after con-


struction is finished, the parrots
won't return to the cliff sites if
people living in the homes create
too much noise."

For Bonaire, this has become a
numbers problem. Fewer nests
mean fewer parrots, a smaller ge-
netic pool. That, in turn, can make
the Lora population extremely
vulnerable to disease or natural
disasters like a severe tropical
storm. A sizable population is key
to avoiding catastrophe.

The Parrotwatch Project, headed
by Williams and Evans, is tackling
the problem of decreasing nest
sites. The team is constructing nest
boxes out of natural materials to
give the parrots alternative nesting
sites. But, according to Williams,
until development is better regu-
lated and the goat overgrazing
problem is solved, limited nesting
for the parrots will continue. "You
can't increase population growth
without dealing with social issues
as well. You need to ensure that
people are sympathetic to the Lo-
ras increasing their numbers."

On the land...
Some call it "the wood of life." It
is three times as hard as oak and is
often referred to as ironwood. The
wood is so dense that when thrown
in water, it sinks. Here on Bon-
aire, we call this splendid tree
wayaka, pokhout or Lignum vitae.

But since 2007, wayaka is listed as
an endangered species under the
Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species of Wild
Flora and Fauna (CITES). Histori-
cally, the tree was harvested here
to make durable pulleys for sailing
ships, ideal since the wood lubri-
cates itself with resin from within.
But overgrazing, excessive har-
vesting and indiscriminate land
clearing has allowed secondary
plant cover to take over much of
Bonaire's landscape, a significant
challenge to this slow growing
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goats are the major threats," states
STINAPA's Elsmarie Beuken-
boom, director of Bonaire's na-
tional parks foundation. "A nature
ordinance, a framework of laws,
has passed, but the island resolu-
tions that include bescher-
mingsmaatregels (protection
measures) have not."

Until this legislation is enacted,
trees like the wayaka will have no
protection. They offer shade and
shelter for a variety of plants and
animals. Plus, the wayaka provides
critical nesting sites for many
birds including Loras. As a stop-
gap measure, STINAPA and Salba
Nos Lora have done some refores-
tation work planting wayaka and
other tree species on Klein Bon-
aire and at Pos Nobo in protected
plots. Unfortunately wayaka is a
poor candidate for reforestation
due to its slow growth. It takes 20
years for it to mature. Therefore,


the fate of this tree and others is in
the hands of the Bonaire govern-
ment. "The government just needs
to put its signature on the island
resolutions," continues Beuken-
boom. "But for that hand to grab
the pen, it's a very long process."
* *
These are but three examples of
plants and animals that are facing
challenges as Bonaire's develop-
ment moves forward. What can
you do to help preserve these liv-
ing wonders? Volunteer at Sea
Turtle Conservation Bonaire. Join
Salba Nos Loras. Volunteer for a
STINAPA tree-planting event.
Most importantly, contact the
Governor
(Gezagboneiru@gmail.com) or the
environmental commissioner
(Anthony.nicolaas@gmail.com)
and inform them of the importance
of protecting these endangered
species in the sea, in the air and on
the land. U STCB press release,
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On the first of July one
of our horses gave
birth to a female
horse (filly). We had
bought the mother from a
neighbor who couldn't take care
of her anymore. Maribell, the
mare's name, was very skinny
and very scared.
After a few months Funchi Eg-
brechts, owner of the Animal
Friends Farm, saw that she was
pregnant. But Bregje, the girl
next door who is building a
horse riding farm, told us
Maribell was only getting fat
because she was eating so much!
Fortunately, Funchi was right,
and here she is, a wonderful cute
high heels horsy!
Her real father is a white Paso
Fino, named King, who has since
left for Curagao, but Jafar, the
male Harry van Houwelen gave
us, is standing in as a very good
father and is taking good care of
his adopted daughter!
What to name her is still unde-
cided but we are thinking about
it. Perhaps it could be a nice
puzzle for this summer holiday!
Please come and visit our Ani-
mal Farm and bring your old
veggies, especially apples.
Mariebell loves and needs them.
The Animal Friends Farm is in
Washikemba. Drive out the La-
goen Road and almost at the end
you will see an Animal Farm
sign on the right hand side. Fol-
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ABVO Story.Bonaire's Civil Servants' Labor Union


B onaire's civil servants have a labor union,
the ABVO (Civil Servants Union of the
Netherlands Antilles), founded in 1936. At that
time the islands were not called the Netherlands
Antilles but "Colony of Curamao and the Depend-
encies "( Onderhorigheden).

Organized labor unions were unknown in Cura-
cao or Bonaire in those days. However, there were
organizations that organized the workers like
those in the harbor from 1922. Felis Chacuto, a
sailor from Curaqao who was living and working
in the US and who knew about labor unions, de-
cided to lead the harbor workers in a strike against
the shipping company, KNSM.
This strike was very hard and also the women of
those workers participated carrying stones they
took from the streets and gave to the strikers as
"bullets" against the military police which was
sent by the Colonial Government to break the
strike.
After several years, on the 14th of April 1936,
Mr Dr M.F.da Costa Gomez, who had finished his
studies as a lawyer in the Netherlands, returned to
the island and with some other civil servants who
had the courage to speak up for their rights with-
out fear founded a union for the Civil Servants
which we know nowadays as the ABVO.
The ABVO was first named the A.C.A.B
(Algemene Curagaosche Ambtenaren Bond) and
its first board consisted of Dr M.F.da Costa Go-
mez (a civil servant at the Openbaar Ministerie),
who became the first secretary, and P.Th.S.Krafft
(Director of the Post Office), as the president. The
vice president was L.F. Jansen (Government Ac-
countant), the second secretary, E.A.Romer


(Public Receiver), and Mgr Amado Romer, treas-
urer. F.M.Lampe (Court member), second treas-
urer, C.H.Balbain de Verster and the commision-
ers R.J.Beaujon Jr,L.de Hoop and J.W.Peiliker
(Head of the Communication Service of the Gov-
ernment). The union's Articles of Incorporation
were approved on May 16, 1936. 0 Stanley


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.a CELIAC DISEASE OR GLUTEN INTOLERANCE


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symptoms, Celiac disease is
more often than not mis-diagnosed ., ..
as either having a stomach bug, gas
and/or having eaten something /
"off." These are just some of the early
symptoms but could also include
weight loss, cramps, joint and bone "
pain, allergies and fatigue.
In fact, if I only gave you these
symptoms and said put the name of a
"disease" to them, I bet that you could
think of a few names that these symp-
toms would apply to. Celiac disease is
a multisystem disorder, with symptoms that are just too wide-ranging
to meet any tidy diagnostic check-list, and because of all the possible
symptoms, could take years to be correctly diagnosed.
So what exactly is Celiac disease? It is a digestive disorder charac-
terized by a toxic reaction to gluten, the protein component found in
certain grains like wheat, rye and barley. Gluten is that sticky, bind-
ing substance that gives breads and pastas their elasticity and texture,
but because gluten is an all-purpose stabilizer and thickener, manu-
facturers add it to a large range of consumer products like medica-
tions, coffees, packaged spices, envelope seals, lipsticks, hairsprays
and marinades.
Gluten damages the tiny, hair-like villi lining your small intestine
and prevents your body from absorbing the nutrients it depends on to
survive. When the body is being starved of vital nutrients, year in
and year out, is it any wonder that disease sets in.
Because of its varying symptoms, gluten intolerance in adults
seems to take many years to be diagnosed, but it is almost always
"triggered" by either a severe bacterial intestinal infection, weaken-
ing the gut, or some physical or emotional trauma. Many people
believe that it is a "childhood" disease, but there is enough evidence
that it can affect people of any age. Possibly the most obvious symp-
toms of this disorder is mild to severe stomach cramps after certain
foods, a continuous "hunger" even after a meal, fatigue and being left
bloated and gassy.
If you have had some of these symptoms for "some time," but your
lab tests showed nothing abnormal, yet you continue to feel
"unwell" after you have eaten, start tracking your symptoms every
time you put "food" into your mouth. Within a very short time, you
should have a clear idea which symptoms are caused by which
"foods." Note that when I talk about "foods" I also include drinks,
snacks and alcohol, in short, everything that enters your mouth to be
consumed.
Armed with this information, you should have a celiac panel blood
test done, although it cannot deliver a conclusive celiac diagnosis.
What it can do is rule out celiac disease, or determine where you fall
on the risk spectrum.
Once celiac disease is confirmed, the ONLY way to better health is
not through medication, but to lead a gluten-free life. Now this could
be a very, very tall order for any sufferer on Bonaire. Yes, there are
some gluten-free products available, but thorough research is neces-
sary to determine whether any of the products you use contain gluten.
IF YOUR TUMMY CRIES "TREASON", THERE HAS TO BE
A REASON! -Stephanie Bennett


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Town, South Africa, where she studied herbs,
minerals and nutrition. Before moving to Bon-
aire she continued her studies in UK, and now
researches Bonaire health issues. She is the
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Students from the Bonaire program participated in the archaeological work
A month-long scientific field- the late 17th century, almost 200 years
work and archaeological older than the Plantation House Slagbaai.
excavation at the Washing- Another important historical site recorded
ton-Slagbaai National Park was the late 19th- early 20th century
on Bonaire, under the supervision of Dr. homestead area of Labra, where many old
Jay Haviser, is complete for the time be- structures are still located and this site
ing. For two weeks of this fieldwork the may well be the focus of future archaeo-
St. Maarten SIMARC students joined the logical-anthropological research in the
Bonaire BONAI students and four stu- park.
dents from Leiden University to survey, It was really important for the high-
record and excavate archaeological sites school students to watch and learn from
in the Park at Gotomeer and Slagbaai. the Leiden university students about ar-
Most of the sites on Bonaire were prehis- chaeological fieldwork techniques. An-
toric sites. This meant that in addition to other significant aspect of the fieldwork
finding cannonballs, historic ceramics and on Bonaire was that all of the lab work
old bottles, the students were also finding (cleaning artifacts, analyzing and cata-
mostly old shell piles and prehistoric loguing artifacts) was done right there at
stone tools. Prehistoric shell samples were the field lab in the old Slagbaai Plantation
taken for radiocarbon dating in a labora- house. This way all the artifacts can stay
tory in Holland. These radiocarbon dates on Bonaire, and the analyzed data will be
will be one of the most important results taken back to St. Maarten for Dr. Haviser
of the prehistoric research, in that they to make the final report by the end of the
will tell us the precise dates of occupation year.
at these sites. As for the historic period The final phase of this project will be
sites, various small structures around for two Bonaire students and two St.
Slagbaai Salina were precisely located Maarten students, together with Dr. Hav-
that had not been previously identified. iser, to make a presentation of the re-
One of the known sites that was dated search results at the International Con-
included the old battery fortification near gress for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA)
Playa Slagbaai which seems to be from to be held at Martinique in July of next


Leiden University Students show the high-schoolers modern scientific methods


year.
The objective of this project, thus far,
has been reached with the identification
and documentation of important archaeo-
logical sites in the Slagbaai-Gotomeer
area. It has also become a unique and
productive way for the high school stu-
dents to serve their communities by
slowly uncovering evidence of their cul-
tural past, and at the same time they have
also personally matured in the process.
This was the reward for digging in the
blistering heat and seeing the real hard
work that is archaeology, all together with
fellow Bonaire and Aruba students who
have the same interests in researching and
preserving our heritage.
The St. Maarten Archaeological Center
(SIMARC) and Bonaire Archaeological
Institute (BONAI) were granted substan-
tial sponsorship from the Mondriaan
Foundation and Leiden University (both
of the Netherlands), for three-phase ar-
chaeology and museums research. The
first two phases of this research were con-
ducted in June-July 2010, and were a co-
operation between the SIMARC and BO-
NAI youth and science groups on St.
Maarten and Bonaire, together with four
students from Leiden University. The


Birthday
to Re-
porter
feature writer-
Grandma, Greta Koo-
istra (July 27), and
her Granddaughter,
Madalief Thode
(August 6)!

We all miss Madalief
who is with her
mother, Fleurtje,
who is studying in
Holland.
Bonaire Reporter- July 30-August 13, 2010


archaeological fieldwork on Bonaire was
initially requested from STINAPA-
Bonaire by Elsmarie Beukenboom and
done in accord with Alca Sint Jago of
DROB Bonaire, while the Aruba muse-
ums and sites visit were in co-operation
with the Aruba Archaeological Museum.
This project is also the first official appli-
cation of the 'Valetta (Malta) Treaty' on
Bonaire, which is the international stan-
dard for archaeological research as rati-
fied by the Netherlands in the 1990s and
the Netherlands Antilles in 2007. 0 Dr.
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Q) Who is the artist that created these
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Pet of the Week

W e couldn't resist taking a
photo of this darling little
cat, "Pieter," hiding out among
the branches in the cat cage at the
Bonaire Animal Shelter. Jane
Disko Madden, kitty guru of the
Shelter, explains.
"Pieter is a very fuzzy, very
funny little guy! He arrived with
his sister, Petra, as seven-week- -
old, very feral kittens. With the
love and encouragement of the
Shelter staff, they were nurtured
into loveable sweethearts now 10 ,
weeks old! Petra has been
adopted and will begin sailing the
Caribbean with her co-captain in
the next few weeks. Pieter is
waiting for his forever compan-
ion to arrive. Pieter's grey, brown
and black striped fur is extremely
soft and fuzzy and along with his
white mittens and socks he'll be a very photogenic pal. He is not afraid of anything....dog,
cat or person...and will play with cats five times his size and win the play battle! But when
playtime is done, he'll curl up in your lap for a dose of pets and an afternoon snooze."

Of course, like all the other adoptees at the Shelter, Pieter is in excellent health, having
been checked out by the vet, had his test for feline leukemia, wormed and will be steril-
ized when he's old enough. All this is included in the cat adoption fee of NAf 75. You
may meet him at the Shelter on the Lagoen Road, open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to
1 pm and from 3 to 5 pm. Tel. 717-4989.The Shelter has a marvelous website which is
kept up to date by Shelter Manager Marlies. It's full of the latest Shelter news, history,
information about the Bonny Superdog program, "happy endings," inspiring photos and
even the current "Pet of the Week." WWW.BonaireAnimalShelter.com. Link from the
website and see the new Shelter video which stars some well known, popular pets and
staff.
And don't forget the Shelter Flea Market on Saturday, August 14! E Laura DeSalvo
Cover Story
Animals Shelter Volunteers Socialize


O n Sunday, July 18, those very valu-
able volunteers who give their time to
the Bonaire Animal Shelter got together at
the Chill Out Bar to socialize with each
other and to view the premier of the new
Bonaire Animal Shelter video. The video
was made by a creative young local film
producer and impressed the crowd. The film
shows graphically what the animal problems
are, primarily too many unwanted cats and
dogs, and how they are dealing with them.
Shots of the Shelter residents are inter-
spersed with short interviews with some of
the Shelter staff. Informative, creative and
entertaining. You may view the 20 minute
video via the Shelter website:
WWW.Bonaire AnimalShelter.com or go
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The Incredible Planet
Threesome of August 2010

A nd are we ever going to
open August with a cosmic
super show because you'll be able
to watch three planets forming a
planetary triangle come closer and
closer until on Sunday night Au-
gust 8th they'll all meet in a circle
less than 5 degrees wide. And that
my friends is super close! Plus
we'll even throw in an appearance
of the first planet from the Sun for
the first week of August.

On Sunday night, August 1, 45 minutes after sunset face west in the Sky Park.
And before we move on to our planet threesome let's handle the first planet out
from the Sun first: tiny 3,000-mile-wide Mercury, which you'll see just above the
horizon looking rather pinkish. It's called the pink planet because it never gets very
high above the horizon so we always see it through dusty, dirty layers of our
Earth's atmosphere which make it look pink. Binoculars will really help.
And now for the super goodie threesome: simply look up to Mercury's left and
the brightest planet of them all will be super dazzling, 8,000-mile-wide, Earth-sized
Venus. The reason it's so bright is that it is completely covered by clouds which act
like a mirror and reflect brilliant sunlight. It's so bright it has often been mis-
identified as a UFO. Up to its left you'll see two wonderful planets both about the
same brightness, but much dimmer than Venus, tiny, half-the-size-of-our-Earth-and
-Venus, 4,000-mile-wide, rouge-gold Mars, and just above it, super beautiful
through a telescope, the ringed planet, 75,000-mile-wide Saturn, whose rings look
almost edge on to us right now.
You'll notice that these three planets form a nice triangle. The fun part is that we
can watch it shrink and become a much tighter triangle night after night, finally
ending up in a 5 degree wide triangle Sunday, August 8. This Sunday, August 1,
Mars and Saturn are only two degrees apart. One half of a degree is as wide as a full
Moon so we could fit four full Moons between Mars and Saturn. The distance be-
tween Venus and Saturn and Venus and Mars, however, is roughly 7 degrees, which
means we could fit 14 full Moons between Venus and Saturn and Venus and Mars.
Watch the changes. Monday August 2, Tuesday August 3, Wednesday August 4,
Thursday August 5, Friday August 6, Saturday August 7 and then Sunday August 8.
All three of them form a much different looking triangle and could fit in a circle
less than 5 degrees wide, which is 10 full Moons wide.
So mark Sunday August 8 as the night you have to go out 45 minutes after sunset
and see a super planet threesome just above the horizon. But remember even though
they look close they are not. Indeed, on Sunday August 8 Venus
will be 72 million miles away, Mars will be 189 million miles
away, Saturn, however, will be a whopping 951 million miles
away. This shows us that appearances from planet Earth can be
very deceiving when it comes to the planets. Start your planet
watch this Sunday August 1 and on Sunday August 8 you'll reap
your planet reward. 0
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ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Renova-
tions or purchases made for your home
will pay off. A little rest will do wonders.
Your ability to be a self starter will help
get things done and motivate others. Your
efforts won't go unnoticed; however,
someone you work with may get jealous.
Your luckiest events this month will oc-
cur on a Saturday.
TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Some-
one around you may not be trustworthy.
Focus on forming business partnerships.
Stand up and propose your ideas, and
you'll be surprised how many people will
follow you. Don't push your mate if you
want to keep this union going. Your
luckiest events this month will occur on a
Friday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Your
dedication and fortitude when dealing
with humanitarian groups will enhance
your reputation. Don't make mountains
out of molehills if you want to avoid con-
flict. Don't expect new acquaintances to
be completely honest about themselves.
Make changes around your house and
plan to do some entertaining. Your lucki-
est events this month will occur on a Sun-
day.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) All your
energy should be directed into money-
making opportunities. Try to enlist the
help of those you trust in order to fulfill
the demands being made of you. You will
find that you are able to clear up a num-
ber of small but important details. You're
in the mood to spend time with your
lover. Your luckiest events this month
will occur on a Saturday.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) A trip to visit
relatives should be rewarding. Don't be
too quick to respond to a plea for help.
Rely on the one you love for support and
affection. You will find their philosophies
worth exploring.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Romantic
opportunities will develop through friends
or relatives. Avoid letting children and
friends borrow. You'll find travel or in-
volvement in large groups gratifying.
Your mate will enjoy helping out. Your
luckiest events this month will occur on a
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LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) If you're
uncertain of your feelings, keep your
opinions to yourself. You could have a
change of heart if an old flame waltzes
back into your life. Unexpected bills may
set you back. This is a great day to mingle
with people you would like to impress.
Your luckiest events this month will oc-
cur on a Wednesday.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) Do
your own thing without drawing attention
to it. Expand your knowledge and sign up
for courses and seminars. You might not
be as reserved on an emotional level as
you'd like. You'll have great insight. Your
luckiest events this month will occur on a
Wednesday.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21)
Don't let your emotional upset interfere
with your professional objectives. Limita-
tions with females could lead to unfortu-
nate circumstances. You will find that
friends or relatives may not understand
your needs. Don't overspend on luxury
items. Your luckiest events this month
will occur on a Friday.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20)
Don't hesitate to sign up for creative
courses or physical fitness programs.
Travel will be fun and entertaining.
Avoid any over indulgences. Your contri-
butions will be valued and helpful. Your
luckiest events this month will occur on a
Thursday.
AOUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Don't
overreact if your partner has a poor atti-
tude. Control your temper by getting im-
mersed in your work. Partnerships will be
successful. You will need to do a lot of
research if you wish to get to the bottom
of things. Your luckiest events this month
will occur on a Sunday.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) You can
expect to face opposition on the home
front. Pleasure trips will bring you into
contact with new and interesting people.
You may be uncertain about some of your
coworkers and your boss. You'll find it
easy to talk about your feeling this month.
Don't hesitate to find out what your
mate's intentions are. Your luckiest events
this month will occur on a Tuesday.E


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