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n a joint statement on August 25, Divi Resorts and Bonaire Over-
heidsgebouwen N.V. (BOG, responsible for Bonaire's island-
owned buildings, a subsidiary of Bonaire Holding Maatschappij
N.V.), announced that they have mutually decided that the pro-
posed Divi Sunset Resort Bonaire project will not continue to be
developed.
The proposed multi-use project was to include condominiums and
an all-inclusive resort at Playa Lechi, the location of the former Sun-
set Beach Hotel. Divi Resorts had promised to build there several
years ago and erected a huge Quonset hut-shaped tent (above) on
the site. The deteriorating tent has become an eyesore (photo above)
on the northern hotel row.
Many local residents welcomed the announcement. They want a
public beach on the site rather than another resort. More on page 10.


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,The Dutch municipality of
Breda donated 18 used con-
tainers for glass recycling to
Bonaire. They are currently en
route to Bonaire via the Royal
Navy ship Hr.Ms. Southern
Cross. The ship will arrive on
Bonaire this month. Breda has
changed over to underground
containers so these were avail-
able. SELIBON, Bonaire's
waste management company,
will begin separate collection
of glass from households next
year.

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will be performed before full
use will be made of the wind
turbines' capability.

,Commissioner Jopie Abra-
ham has issues with Bonaire's
Spatial Development Plan Bon-
aire (ROB) now under review
and public comment. "The plan
has too little space for the resi-
dents of the island. The tourists
and the environment are given
ample space. That's fine for the
tourists and I love the environ-
ment, but we must not become
reservation inhabitants," he said.
"I heard that land is being par-
celed out at 400 square meters,
which means living on top of one
another. We need space and that
space is available."
Abraham says he won't rush to
enact the ROB before the
10/10/10 transition date. "Let
The Netherlands deal with the
spatial development of Bonaire.
There's no need for us to do
someone else's dirty work now."

"The Dutch Government's Re-
gional Service Centre (RSC) for
the BES Islands (Bonaire, St.
Eustatius and Saba) was renamed
"Rijksdienst Caribisch Neder-
land" (RCN) -Dutch Carib-
bean Public Service" which
would better fit its mission fol-
lowing the planned October 10
integration with Holland. The
new name was unveiled during a
RCN-sponsored media breakfast
on Bonaire to celebrate Interna-
tional Press Day (September 1).
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,THE HAGUE The intro-
duction of a new tax on Bon-
aire in 2011 will yield $2 mil-
lion more than previously esti-
mated, wrote the Dutch Finance
Minister Jan Kees de Jager in a
letter to Parliament. That's pri-
marily because there are cur-
rently 15,700 people registered
as living on the island rather than
the "more than 11,000," which
is the 2001 figure that the previ-
ous estimate was based on. In the
same letter, the minister wrote
that most Bonaireans will have to
pay less tax, except for tourists,
Pensionados and 60+ seniors.

)THE HAGUE-Eighteen
laws and regulations relating to
the new constitutional relations
in the Kingdom were published
in the Dutch Government Ga-
zette (Staatscourant), a required
step in the reformation of the
Dutch Antilles. The decree can
(Continued on page 8)


Table of Contents
This Week's Stories
Glass Recycling Containers-Breda 2
10-10-10/100%? 3
Controversial Nature Laws 3
Parrot watch- Lora Season Wind-Up 6
Letters to the Editor-Great Rcture, Sunset
Beach forthe People, Thanks Pdice
(stden car) 8
Jong Bonaire Calendar Debuts 7
Sunset Beach ForAll 10
Eugenie Clark Shark Lady Award 11
Glass Bottom and More 11
Miss Bonaire Crowned 15
Influential Women 15
Cycling Team Wins 16
MCB Thanks Bonaire Press 16
Dutch Treat (Kibbeling) 16
Flamingo TV Apologies 17
Dolphins of the Week 18

Deparmerns
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since (Jiri Lausman) 4
Picture Yourself-Dubuque, Iowa, USA 6
Sudoku Puzzle 7
Bon Qui #37 (Eleanor Roosevelt
Memorial Plaque) 7
Latin Music Classics (New) Bachata 7
Bonaire Voices-AWeekend To Remem-
ber (Frank Reyes) 9
What's Happening, Cruise Ships 12
Reporter Masthead 12
Classifieds 13
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times,
Moon Phase 13
Shopping & Service Directory 14
Body Talk- Overfed But Undernourished 16
Bonaire On Wheels -Victor Summits
Brandaris on Mountain Bike 17
Bon QuizAnswer 17
Sudoku Solution 17
Pet of the Week (Jos with Colton) 18
Did You Know(Dolphin Therapy) 18
Sky Park (Close Planets) 19
Jack Horkheimer Obituary 19
The Stars Have It 19
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10-10-10 / 99% Sure?


Henk Kamp at the RSC/RCNpress
breakfast on September 1. Announced
was the re-naming of the Regional
Service Center (RSC) to the Rijksdi-
enst Caribisch Nederland (RCN)-The
Dutch Caribbean Public Service.


Recent events are making the
October 10, 2010, integration
into The Netherlands of the BES
Islands and the "country status" for
Curagao and St. Maarten more cer-
tain. Queen's Commissioner Henk
Kamp told The Reporter last week of
his concerns that the actions of the
new government in Curagao and the
reaction of the Dutch Parliament's
Second Chamber may hamper pro-
gress towards the breakup and subse-
quent restructuring of the Dutch An-
tilles. But developments over the
past weekend should lessen his con-
cern.
Between midnight Friday and Sat-
urday night (September 3-4), Cura-
9ao got a new MFK/PS/MAN
(political parties) Executive Council,
passed the draft constitution for the
future "country" of Curagao and
decided to participate in Thursday's
Round Table Conference (RTC) on
the dismantling of the Netherlands
Antilles on 10-10-10.
However, the Curagao Council at
the same time passed a resolution
instructing its delegation to seek
agreement to exclude Curagao from
the Kingdom consensus laws, to
include a procedure for their island
to become independent and to start a
process to change the constitution
they just approved by referendum.
In Aruba the members of the
Aruba Parliament approved the
changes to the Kingdom Charter to
permit the breakup of the Dutch An-
tilles. And in St. Maarten its Island
Council approved the last of more
than 24 necessary "organic laws."


But in Holland the situation re-
mains murky. Dutch political parties
have been trying to form a coalition
based on parliamentary arithmetic
from the last elections held on June
9. Talks on forming a right leaning
minority government collapsed on
Friday when the Freedom Party-PVV
pulled out. Queen Beatrix is meeting
with party leaders this Monday and
Tuesday to try to again revive coali-
tion negotiations. The Netherlands
has been without a permanent cabi-
net since the previous government
collapsed on February 20.
It remains to be seen whether a
majority of the Dutch Second Cham-
ber will vote to amend the Kingdom
Charter to allow the breakup and
reformation of the Antilles in Tues-
day's scheduled debate. The Liberal
Democratic Party -VVD, the Party
for Freedom -PVV and the Socialist
Party -SP, together having 70 of the
150 seats in the Second Chamber,
are expected to vote against it. The
Christian Union -CU with its five
seats, is also considering voting
against it.
All this could make for a politi-
cally exciting week in The Hague.
While anything is possible, this
final RTC can be considered "more
of a ceremonial closure," said one
delegate, when the final decision on
the new arrangements will be signed
off by all Kingdom partners.

An ancient Chinese proverb, some-
times referred to as a curse, describes
the situation, "May you live in inter-
esting times." U G.D.


ast week
the Nature
Conservation
and the Under-
water Park Laws
became become
effective and,
according to a
government Now a permit and good reason will be
press release, needed to cut down a tree like this.
will be enforced And the permit fee may be as much as
vigorously. But $195 for a tree of 95" in girthor more.
they are being
opposed by some in Bonaire's tourism sector.
The new laws were passed after consultation with stake-
holders and the public last year. The legislation is de-
signed to protect the sea and land environment of Bonaire.
They formalized the marine ordinances that were in force
for many years and added new protections for both land
and sea. Additionally, as of January 1, 2011, fees will be
charged for all commercial users of the waterfront and
Marine Park. The revenues, estimated to bring in between
NAf200.000 and NAf300.000 annually, are earmarked
for STINAPA, the NGO that currently manages the Bon-
aire land and sea parks.
The enactment of the law has outraged some resort and
dive operators. According to a source in the sector they
are being singled out to support STINAPA while other
tourism-oriented businesses are not charged. Besides, they
say, they already provide significant support to STINAPA
by collecting dive-tag fees, providing mooring and facili-
ties for Marine Park boats and more.
In protest of this law, BHG (Bonaire Hospitality Group),
BONHATA (Bonaire Hotel and Tourism Association) and
CURO, (Council of Underwater Resort Operators), the
latter usually a staunch supporter of such initiatives, have
voted not to sign an (unrelated-Ed.) covenant, initiated by
the RSC, called "Na Un Bonaire Mas Limpi" (For a
Cleaner Bonaire) at this time.
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T |have only reluctantly accepted
Sthe idea that an article about my-
self would be written in this series. How-
ever, I agreed because I would like to
express my opinion concerning the future
development of Bonaire, which has been
the topic in a large number of my guest
editorials and letters to the editor in this
paper during the past years.
So...I was born in Prague, Czechoslova-
kia, and I arrived in Holland in 1967 to
work on a big project. At the time there
was a tremendous shortage of engineers in
Holland. I started working for Ballast
Nijdam and worked for that company
until my retirement. But two years ago


the best in the world.
Before I came to Holland
I worked in Baghdad for
two years on a water
power plant in the Tigris
River, in a town called
Samara, about 80 kilome-
ters north of Baghdad.
During those years, 1962
and 1963, a party named
'Baath,' which was sup-
porting Saddam Hussein,
seized power in Iraq.
I've worked and lived in
countries all over the
world: Africa, Asia and


"...the condition of the reef worsened
considerably during 2009. It was mainly
caused by the building activities along the
coast and by the sewage water seeping
from septic tanks to the sea. "


they called me to do a job for them in the
north of Chile in a copper mine and I
went, of course.
I built up a great career working on
bridges, maritime constructions and
dredging everything connected with
water -just like my son Robert who also
became an engineer and who's working as
a project manager in Mexico for 'the com-
petition'- Boskalis the worlds' biggest
and most renowned company for maritime
constructions and dredging. When it
comes to dredging technology Holland is


South America.
I married late in life. We met in 1977 in
Brazil where I was working at the time.
My wife is Brazilian; she's much younger
than I. In 1978 we moved to Caracas,
Venezuela, where our eldest son Robert
was born. We have two sons, Robert, 31,
and Tom, 27, who was born in Holland.
They are both engineers. Tom lives in
Holland; he's one of the best surfers in
The Netherlands and he invented and de-
signed some major innovations for surf-
boards.


We lived in Caracas for seven years and live in this house by myself. My wife


during that period we visited Bonaire for
the first time. We stayed at Hotel Bonaire
(Sunset Beach). It was very good and it
had a beautiful beach. I was impressed
and thought it would be ideal to live here:
the pure nature, such kind people and the
perfect climate. It's never too hot for me!
In 1987 we moved to Aruba where I
was the manager for the Americas for
Ballast Nijdam. While we lived there I
decided to buy land on Bonaire and to
build a house here. So, now I'm here I


lives partly in Aruba, partly in Brazil."
He smiles, puts a plate of cheese on the
table, offers me a glass of wine and says,
"I would like to talk to you about the fu-
ture development of Bonaire. It's impor-
tant for everyone on Bonaire and I have
always studied all available documents
concerning this topic. I am very impressed
with the so called Pourier Report, made
for the Bestuurscollege in 1992 by a
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group of experts, led by the Bonairean-
born Miguel Pourier, former governor of
the Netherlands Antilles. According to
this report, the task of the government is
to protect the most important asset of
Bonaire the 52-kilometer-long coral
reef. All island policies must be focused
on this task and it means: no mass tour-
ism, no new large hotels, limitation of the
number of divers and other measures nec-
essary for the preservation of the reef. The
principle of the Pourier Report was very
simple, as Bonaire doesn't have beaches
or minerals, or refineries. It has the coral
reef, one of the most beautiful in the
world. So, the government of Bonaire
must take care of the reef, because it's
brittle, fragile and it's all we have. Mind
you, this was 18 years ago!
But what happened was that Bonaire's
politicians had other ideas about the fu-
ture of the island. Both main parties
thought that large, international hotels
must be built in the framework of the de-
velopment of the island. There have been
plans to build two big international hotels,
a Divi Hotel at Sunset Beach and a Hilton


Hotel at the Azul Project. Fortunately it
didn't happen. Unfortunately, the opinion
of the Bonaire politicians and also of the
majority of the local people is to build
large international hotels. It seems to be
that for them the development of the is-
land is construction. Proof of that was
shown at a local school exhibition when
the children were asked, 'What should be
the future development of Bonaire?' They
presented paintings and drawings with
buildings, large buildings, even on Klein
Bonaire.
The Pourier Report has never been inte-
grated into the local society. The politi-
cians and the schools didn't succeed in
teaching the people the importance of the
coral reef- the main asset of the future of
Bonaire. Well, according to the just-
published report of the Environmental
Commission, established by the Bestuur-
scollege in 1991 in order to advise in en-
vironmental questions, the condition of
the reef worsened considerably during
2009. It was mainly caused by the build-
ing activities along the coast and by the
sewage water seeping from septic tanks to
the sea.


The Pourier Report is mentioned inll th
introduction to the Strategic Enviion-
mental Evaluation of the Land Dc.siiuiion
Plan, agreed by the Bestuurscoll .,. I11
June 2010 and expected to be applo\ cd
soon. Unfortunately, although thiu pIn
also pleas for the protection of the coull
reef and the salifias, it advocates tic nc-
cessity of development of Bonaii inI 01-
der to accommodate the growing im llibe.
of inhabitants which, according to tic
plan, will reach 25,000 in the coin ni'i 1
years. About 3,000 new homes aic
planned to be built for this purpose,. nd
new industrial plants and hotels \ ill bi
constructed. It is evident that by approv-
ing this plan, the Bestuurscollege will in
fact declare that the basic principles of the
Pourier Report have been definitely
thrown overboard. It hurts me, because I
want the best for the island and I think the
Pourier Report was the best for Bonaire."
Jiri Lausman is a man from the old
world. He 's a man of great intelligence
and willpower. He's a ladies' man- old
fashioned style. He is a man who can take
care of himself a rare species and he's
a man who will never be an 'old man'.


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Jiri Lausman


Jiri has an excellent memory, but he lives
in the present, not in the past.
"All my life I've traveled and I'm still
traveling. I love the wilderness in far
away countries. Last year I made a long
trip through the mountain areas of Alaska,
including the harsh Aleutian Islands. In
June and July of this year I visited South
Korea and the Russian Far East. In Russia
I climbed the volcanoes of the vast Kam-
chatka peninsula with a small group of
much younger Australian mountaineers.
Kamchatka is larger than Japan; it has 200
volcanoes of which 29 are active. The
population is about 380,000. Japan has
127 million. Afterwards I traveled
through the Siberian Taiga in an all-
terrain vehicle with a driver and a guide
with a gun, because grizzly bears are
abundant in that area! I also found the
remains of one of the Gulags Soviet
concentration camps in the vast Kolyma
region, the coldest area of the northern
hemisphere." He gets up and shows me
some artifacts he found in the Gulag. His
house has a collection ofil,,,ni,, min-
erals and statues from all over the world.
His garden is original 'mondi' -"I left
my land the way it was. I only planted
two palm trees where construction dam-
aged the original vegetation." He laughs.
"Nobody in my neighborhood has a gar-
den like mine!
Let me tell you, in my opinion, the as-
sumption that the island's population will
grow in the coming 10 years in a large
part by retirees from Holland is not cor-
rect. It would be strange if now, after the
penshionado advantage is abolished under
the new status of Bonaire, the number of
retirees moving to Bonaire would increase
considerably. And I think for most people
the change from Bonaire being a part of
the Kingdom to becoming a part of the
Netherlands plays no role. Anybody
who's lived in The Netherlands knows
that the hot, tropical climate of the Antil-
les is the main reason why the Dutch retir-
ees stay in their own country or move to
another European location with a milder
climate." He grins. "Some weeks ago it
was really very hot for three days and all
my neighbors were sighing, saying, 'It's
so stifling, the heat is already unbearable!'
Thus, do not think that the masses of
Dutch retirees will inundate Bonaire in
the coming years!"

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by Greta Kooistra


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Once again, the breeding season for
Bonaire's Lora has already come to
an end. Tuesday was a day of mixed feel-
ings for us when the last remaining nest
was found empty as the final chick fledged.
Now the hard work starts of processing the
data and writing a report. Not quite the
same thrill and adventure as collecting the
information itself and spending every day
in the "mondi" amongst the birds. The in-
teresting part about report writing and data
analysis is being able to come to some con-
clusions about the trends we have seen
throughout the season, and to see it re-
flected in the data.
One of the concerns of the team before the
beginning of the Lora breeding season was
whether the Loras would breed at all as
there was a severe lack of rain during
Bonaire's "winter."
Despite our concerns, the Loras initiated
their breeding like clockwork around the
same time as last year. The team even
found several new nests this year, and
monitored a similar number of nests as in
previous years.
The big differences began to appear when
the eggs were being laid. Despite monitor-
ing a similar number of nests, there were


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aid on average
han in previous
ears. This lower
clutch size is an
indicator that the
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be in good physical condition in order to
reproduce, as it is energetically costly. Lo-
ras breed once a year, and will invest six or
possibly more months before their chicks
are independent. Smaller birds like the Ba-
nanaquit live for shorter periods and by
contrast will produce several clutches in a
year. For a Lora, it's not worth putting its
own survival at risk for one breeding at-
tempt when it has the opportunity to con-
tinue reproducing for another 30 years.
Compared to other parrots, Bonaire's
Loras are known to have poor
"hatchability," which means that rela-
tively few of the eggs that remain intact
at the end of incubation, hatch. This
does not include the eggs that have been
eaten by rats or cats. Poor hatchability
could occur for many reasons, such as in-
breeding in the population due to small
population size, eggs not being fertilized,
or even the conditions inside the nest dur-
ing incubation. So it was no surprise for us
this year when only 63% of the eggs
hatched. In other tropical birds an average
of 92% of viable eggs hatch.
Despite Salba Nos Lora's annual cam-
paign to remind people that stealing Lo-
ras from nests is illegal, this practice still
continues. This year, six chicks were taken
from the nests that we were monitoring.
The consequences of being caught with an
illegal pet Lora are high as this law is be-
ginning to be enforced again. Look out for
Salba Nos Lora's beautiful new campaign
posters ( at left) for more information,
which are due to hit the streets anytime
soon!
After an uncertain start to the season, we
were delighted to see that 25 chicks made it
into the wild population from the nests we
monitored. Hope-
fully in a few
years' time we will
see them again
making their own
nesting attempts!
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F or the third
year in a row,
Jong Bonaire is
offering a scenic
island calendar for
sale in an effort to
raise funds for the
after school youth
center for teenag-
ers. For 2011 the
theme of the calen-
dar is "Discoveries -- .. -
of the Kids of
Jong Bonaire" and features some well-
known and not-so-well-known locations
on the island that the teens have discov-
ered during their Jong Bonaire activi-
ties.
Orders are being taken now for the cal-
endar, which will be on the island in
late September so that stores will have
several months, especially during the
high season, to sell them to visitors.
"We also hope that all the companies
and families who have bought the calen-
dar for gifts over the past few years will
continue to do so," said Rene Hakken-
berg, President of ',,. i,,,i Jeugdwerk
Jong Bonaire.

The teens featured each month on the
2011 calendar are: Tiffany Dirkz,
Jorge Alba, Jenuevieve Casper, Jay-
wind Cicilia, Jenuediene Casper, Mil-
ton Frans, Norvellinne Elizabeth,
Alexzino Martijn, Sharzy Anthony,
Alexander Statie, Jordan de Meyer
and Donya Batta.
Pictured on the cover of the calendar is
a group of teens landing on Klein Bon-
aire, including: Ashley Beaumont, Al-
berseeto Cecilia, Giandrick Manuel,
Alexander Hart, Ruviano Josephia,
Mireyda Winklaar, Sharlina Molina,
Aiminelly Cicilia and Joyceline
Agostein.

The photos were taken at locations all
around the island including Sorobon,
where world champion freestyle wind-
surfer Tati Frans is shown teaching
Jong Bonaire member Milton Frans
how to learn the sport. Other locations
include the mangroves, the Butterfly
Farm, Seru Largu, the salt pans, Klein
Bonaire and other special places.
Photographers Bart Landheer and Jac-
queline Bremmers created the calendar
again this year just before traveling to
Saba and Statia to photograph a calen-





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dar for those two islands.
Each year, Jong Bonaire conducts an
essay contest among its members and
the winners appear on the calendar. The
current 2010 calendar hanging in homes
around the world featured the cultural
treasures that the Jong Bonaire teens
learned during a month-long cultural
project held at the youth center. The
first calendar featured the dreams and
ambitions of the teen members at that
time.
"This calendar has become very impor-
tant to the Jong Bonaire funding proc-
ess," said Hakkenberg, "With most of
the costs of producing the calendar do-
nated, Jong Bonaire is able to raise
money to support many of the after-
school activities." The ENNIA insur-
ance company will be sponsoring a ra-
dio commercial campaign to help sell
the calendars.
Those wishing to purchase the calendar
in quantities of 10 or more can send an
e-mail to
jongbonairekisunspotsbonaire.com or
can call 786-1357. The calendar makes
a great Christmas gift for friends, family
and customers and should be very popu-
lar with tourists since it shows so many
views of the island. The calendar is in
the same 30x30 cm (12X12") format as
in previous years and makes a lovely
wall hanging.
Jong Bonaire is the largest after-school
program for teens in the Antilles with
over 200 members. The program is
now in its 11th year and more than 1,000
young Bonaireans have participated in
the program since 1999. Funding for
Jong Bonaire comes from the Island
Government, AMFO and fundraisings
like this calendar. Each year approxi-
mately 1/4 of the budget comes from
the Bonairean community and this cal-
endar helps cover some of the commu-
nity's part. 0 Jane Townsend


A s you might know, Bonaire recently
had a great performance of Frank
Reyes, one of the most famous Bachata
stars.
Bachata is a genre of music that origi-
nated in the Dominican Republic in the
early parts of the 20th century and spread
to other parts of Latin America.
Its subjects are often romantic. Especially
prevalent are tales of heartbreak and sad-
ness.
In the 1990s, Bachata's instrumentation
changed from acoustic Spanish guitar to
electric steel string. The new electric
Bachata soon became an international
phenomenon, and Bachata's popularity
could not be denied.
In the upcoming editions of The Reporter,
Latin Music Classics will tell something
about a classic Latin song or a famous
Latin artist and ask a question that could
win you a CD.

This week's question:
Name at least one other famous
song of Frank Reyes.

Please send your answer to:
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a drawing to win a CD of your own
choice in Jody's shop.
The winner of this week's contest will be
announced in the next edition of The Re-
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Waterfront Wilhelmina Park has sev-
eral monuments and buildings that
give it a unique character. It looked quite
different years ago and has enjoyed sev-
eral face lifts along the way. One of its
current features is a plaque commemo-
rating the wartime visit to Bonaire of
the wife of the 32"d President of the US,
Eleanor Roosevelt.
Her visit was to inspect and encourage the
American troops who were stationed here
during WWII. In March, 1944, Mrs. Roo-
sevelt embarked on a visit to the Carib-
bean and Latin American countries to
improve relations with countries in the
western hemisphere. Recently released
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only go into effect four weeks after it has
been published in the Gazette. The imple-
mentation date of the decree is to be Octo-
ber 10, 2010. But the most important King-
dom Law, the one to amend the Kingdom
Charter, wasn't published. Without this law
the other laws and regulations, despite being
published in the Gazette, cannot go into
effect. The debate in the Second Chamber is
set for Tuesday, September 7.

SSince 2006 Hendrik Wuyts of Scuba
Vision and Gerard van Erp have been
recording a documentary following the
progress of Bonaire towards integra-
tion with The Netherlands. There are a
number of interviews still to be con-
ducted. The documentary is expected to
be available in December, 2010.

)St. Maarten and Curagao have decided to
use a NEW common currency the Car-
ibbean guilder- beginning in 2012. The
existing Netherlands Antilles guilder will be
used during the transition period.

)Travelers to the US with a passport
from US Visa Waiver Program countries
(including The Netherlands) will now
have to pay to enter the US. ESTA is an
"electronic traveling authorization" which
all travelers from Visa Waiver Program
countries must obtain before embarking on
a trip over land or sea to the US. This travel-
ing authorization has been mandatory since
January 12, 2009. As of September 8th 2010,
the US will charge $14 per ESTA. One can
only apply for this online and via a credit
card. No traveling data is required to fill in
the ESTA.
The ESTA is valid for a two-year period, or
until the relevant passport expires. The web-
site for registration is https://
esta.cbp.dhs.gov.


)The Con-
sulate Gen-
eral of the
US an-
nounced the
arrival of
the new US
Chief of
Mission for
the Nether-
lands Antil-
les and
Aruba, Ms.
Valerie Be-
Ion.
On August 26, 2010, Consul General Val-
erie Belon assumed her responsibilities as
Consul General for the US in the Nether-
lands Antilles and Aruba. As Consul Gen-
eral and Chief of Mission, she will remain
responsible for the Dutch Caribbean is-
lands throughout the dissolution process
as the senior representative of the US
Government.
Valerie Belon has enjoyed a 20-year ca-
reer as a Foreign Service Officer in the
US State Department. Most recently, she
was the Senior Benelux Desk Officer at
the State Department, taking the lead role
for all Dutch and Luxembourg issues as
well as overseeing the desk officer for
Belgium.
Consul General Belon is fluent in French
and Spanish. She earned a degree in Eco-
nomics from Princeton University, a Mas-
ters in Business Administration from the
University of California Los Angeles, and
a Master's degree in International Policy
Studies from Stanford University. She
was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska,
and has family ties to California and
France. She resides in Willemstad with
her pre-school-aged daughter, Lucy.


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processing my report immediately so that I
a aj .. .could give the report to the claims adjuster
that very day which would allow the repair
garage to begin work. Even though having
your car stolen was a bad experience the
silver lining was knowing that our police
department is on the ball and functioning in
a caring and professional manner
High compliments and many thanks to the
police for their good work.
Dabney Lassiter


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GREAT PICTURE


Greetings,


This is just a note of congratulations on the
publication of the wonderful picture of the
young people on the front page of your Au-
gust 27 September 10 edition! It is indeed
priceless, and should bring a smile to every-
one.
Dr. Carlyle Corbin
International Advisor on Governance
(Dr. Corbin came to Bonaire to advise the
Bonaire Government on Referendum proce-
dures-Ed/)


)Tiara Air's expanded schedule for
Aruba-Bonaire-Aruba flights will allow
B for more chances to connect to many US
;%- 2and South America gateway cities. Check
S www.tiara-air.com for details.


SAccording to a government press re-
lease, the fishermen's pier near Regatta
House on Playa Pabou is getting reno-
vated. The structure was battered by
waves from Tropical Storm "Omar" in
October 2008 and lost both its walkway
and supporting timbers. They will be re-
placed with a system that will allow the
planks to be removed in case of heavy
seas as done by many waterfront dive
operators.
The Bonaireiaanse Wegenbouw
Maatschappij (BWM) company is in
charge of the work. Although completion
is not expected until mid-October the
south portion will be available for use
during Regatta.

)InselAir announced the start of Insel's
service from Miami to Havana, Cuba, as
of Monday, October 4. The flight is sched-
uled twice weekly at the onset, with the
route expected to grow to flights six times a
week. InselAir complies with all FAA
(Federal Aviation Administration) criteria
and has an impeccable track record during
its two years of operation in the US.
InselAir will also service Charlotte, North
Carolina, from Curacao, twice a week as of
November 25. The airline flies non-stop
from Bonaire to Miami and return each Sat-
urday.


)The first franchise of The Pastechi
House on Kaya Korsow opened across
the alley from Zeezicht Restaurant on
Friday, August 27. It was highlighted by
the appearance of the popular Dominican
singer Frank Reyes. The shop offers a
wide variety of pastechis and features
Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Hours are
Monday-Friday, 7am to 6:30pm non-stop,
Saturday, 7am to 2 pm. Closed Sunday.

lThere's a new boat available for all to
enjoy Bonaire's waters. The 50'-long Good
Return, a classic Maine scalloper, will give
you comfortable cruises in the waters
around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. Their
trips include Round Klein Bonaire Cruise,
Snorkel Cruise, Good Morning Bonaire
Cruise, Klein Bonaire BBQ Cruise or the


THANKS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Dear Editor:
This morning I went out to get in my car
and surprise there was no little red Toy-
ota in sight. My first thought was that my
husband had borrowed it but he then walked
out of the gate to get into his own car. So
where was my little red car? Apparently I
was a victim of car theft. I called the police
to report the theft and gave them a descrip-
tion and license number. In less than one
hour a police car was at my gate to report
that the car had been located and what the
damage was. I went to the police station to
file a report (necessary for an insurance
claim) and was helped in a very timely
manner. The officer assisting me went
above and beyond general procedures by

Boca Slagbaai Cruise. And it's great for
parties

)Correction: At the end of last issue's
article about Jan Jaap van Almenkerk an
incorrect website address was listed. The
correct website address is www.stichting-
kibrahacha.blogspot.com

IJRA Schoonmaakbedrijf BV, who
have worked with The Reporter for over
12 years have added maintenance to their
superb cleaning. Call them for small or big
jobs. See the JRA ad in the Classifieds on
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SUNSET BEACH FOR BONAIREANS
To the Editor:

I understand that Divi may have released
their grip on the property known as Sunset
Beach. If this be true then the people of
Bonaire should truly be thankful and recog-
nize this as perhaps the only reprieve to
come their way in a long circus parade of
mis-gotten, ill-planned eco--unfriendly pro-
jects that have been jammed down the
throats of those that call this little rock
home.
The developers in hand with the bureaucrats
i with the support of the financial shakers
Shave contrived to tear pieces of this little
place from the hands of those who have
long toiled to make a decent life here on
Bonaire.
A little project boarding the mangroves,
another catastrophe in the making right next
door to the grand foil (Plaza), roof lines
press higher with no restraint and buildings
are placed with no thought of future plan-
ning (or parking).
As with an hour glass, the sand of Bonaire
falls away beyond the grasp of legacy, the
legacy of the People of Bonaire.
The developers and the political tribe along
with the financial whiz bangs will all be on
the same plane headed to distant horizons as
the folks who bore this island on their backs
find nothing left to pass on. Nothing to
point to with pride.
Sunset Beach may be one of the only op-
portunities left for the People of Bonaire to
hold on to at least a small piece of paradise.
Maybe enough to hand over to the next
generation, maybe enough to show those
next folks to call this place home that we
cared enough to save something worthwhile
for them.... maybe
Brian McCarley

N Help keep The Reporter publishing by
telling our advertisers, "I heard about
you in The Reporter." And help get us
new advertisers. If you have a favorite
shop that does not advertise remind them
that they can improve their business if they
do.

SIn this issue on page 7,The Reporter
begins a new series, Latin Music Classics.
Check it out and let us know what you
think.

SThe Reporter is taking a short vaca-
tion. The next edition will be available on
October 6. U G./L. D.


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A WEEKEND To REMEMBER...FRANK REYES LIVE IN CONCERT


After more than 10 years Bonaire
experienced a big event in the mu-
sic business. It was in 1999 that the big
event at the Kralendijk Stadium was the
appearance of the international singer,
Mrs. Celia Cruz, who died July 16, 2003,
at the age of 77. Celia was the Salsa
Queen and until today we haven't known
anyone like her.

But now we have gotten to know the
Bachata music that's become an interna-
tional favorite as people from all over the
world like it. Even the Dutch women and
men have learned how to dance the
Bachata. Plaza Resort Bonaire and Mega
Hit FM organized an enormous event,
starring the Prince of Bachata, Mr. Frank
Reyes.
Frank was born on June 4th, 1969, in the
Dominican Republic in a town named
Tenares Boba Arriba, some distance from
the capital of Santo Domingo. Tenares is
a town like Bonaire with much the same
climate. In a conversation with Frank we
learned that he comes from a very big
family of 13 children- seven girls and six
boys. At a very young age the singer de-
veloped his artistic talent and together
with his brothers he formed a musical
group, something they enjoyed because
music is something that belongs to their
country.
Bachata is music that comes from the
heart, he says, where you can express
your feelings from the depth of your soul.
At the age of 12 Frank moved to the capi-
tal, Santo Domingo, working several jobs
in hopes of having his own business.
While he was working in a grocery store
he was discovered by a talent scout, Mr.
John B. Genio. Through Mr. Genio,
Frank was able to realize his great dream,
his first album. His first production in
1991 was titled, "Tu Seras Mi Reina," and
Frank became the self-appointed "Prince
of Bachata," beginning his career per-
forming to audiences that love Bachata. In
1997, with his song, "Extrefio Mi
Pueblo," Frank attained platinum record


sales, surpassing the other Bachateros of
the time.
Through the years he's had many suc-
cesses, and indeed one of the successes is
coming to Bonaire for the first time. Liv-
ing on an island with only 15,000 people
we thought this was a dream, but thanks
to Mega Hit FM we knew that this was
serious business. On Saturday, June 27th,
2010, Mega Hit FM went to Santo Do-
mingo to sign a contract with Frank
Reyes, and two months later Reyes was
live in concert in Bonaire. Three of his
brothers are part of the band that accom-
panied him: Alfredo is second guitarist,
Agustin plays the bongos (percussionist)
and Vidal is his assistant.
The Bonaire press got to meet him on
Friday, August 27th at the Plaza Resort for
an interview, and at the opening that eve-
ning of the Pastechi House he was asked
to cut the opening ribbon. The Pastechi
House was founded by the Lopes family
in Aruba. They have a branch in Curaqao
and now one in Bonaire, managed by the
Director Sipke Posthumus and the Gen-
eral Director Egbert de Vries. Indeed we
and all present enjoyed the opening.
On Saturday, August 28, at the Plaza
after the great performance of J&R Latino
band and DJ Robert 2, Chiki announced
Frank Reyes and his band on stage. Peo-
ple from Aruba, Bonaire, Curaqao, the
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zuela and Holland were in the audience.
To our great surprise that evening,
Ephrem J. Ocalia, a very famous singer
from Curaqao who has performed many
songs in Spanish, got to sing along with
Frank in one of Frank's biggest hits.
Reyes was honored also by the Domini-
can Republic ambassador here in Bonaire,
Mr. Rafael Santana. Mr. Evert Piar of
MCB presented the singer with a medal.

The organizers of the concert, Frank
Dubbelman, Ron Gijzen and Boudewijn
"Bous" Scholts, can look back at a great
event and a great success. What a week-
end to remember. We Bonaireans will
never forget the great pleasure we had to
have Mr. Frank Reyes live in concert on
this friendly island of Bonaire. 0

Story & photos by Siomara Albertus


Siomara, Frank and Laura DeSalvo at
the Pastechi House
opening


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Sunset Beach is up for grabs. Divi Re-
sorts abandoned their plan to build on
the site of the old Sunset Beach and the long-
lease land is back in the hands of the Bonaire
government.
Now there is a groundswell of sentiment to
make Sunset Beach a recreational area for the
people of Bonaire and island visitors as well.
Much of Bonaire's shoreline on the western
side of the island is taken up by hotels, mostly
owned by people and companies that don't
live here. In some cases access to the sea
from those hotels has been cut off to people
living on the island. Sunset Beach is the last
hope for the people of Bonaire to have their
own beach in a convenient location.
Think of it a place to enjoy one of the best
beaches on the island, open space with some
beautiful old trees a family place for pic-
nics, barbeques, beach parties, maybe some
concession stands, run by local people, selling
food and drinks, and most importantly, no
gates shutting Bonaireans out.
It can be done. Klein Bonaire, owned by
developers, was saved for the people of Bon-
aire because of the efforts of locals and contri-
butions from the Dutch Government and The
World Wildlife Fund.
Klein Bonaire wasn't the only time Bon-
aire's people got their way. In the 90s there
was a proposal to build a refinery on the up-
wind side of the island. The people rose up,
signed petitions and it was stopped. Sunset
Beach can be saved too and this time it won't
cost a pile of money since it's already owned
by the Island Government. Forget arguments
that a new hotel on the site will bring jobs for


Bonaireans. As with other most resorts, work-
ers will come from "third world" countries
and management from "first world" countries.
Tax income? Any developer worth his salt
will negotiate a juicy tax-holiday.
Anyway there are plenty of other sites avail-
able for hotel development to say nothing of
developments that have never been com-
pleted. Build there.
Bonaireans need a beach they can call their
own. But it will take a LOUD voice from the
people to make lawmakers listen and turn
away from the blandishments of foreign busi-
ness interests. An action team is being set up
this week. L./G. D.

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www.bonairereporter.com Raw News to
link to the three-question survey or go di-
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E ugenie Clark's interest in fish
began at the age of nine
when her mother took her to visit
an aquarium. She became fasci-
nated by what she saw, especially
the shark, and soon enough, she got
a job there. The fascination and job
continued throughout her life. She
is now 88, has been married four
times, has four children and re-
mains full of energy.
It was most appropriate to give
her a Lifetime Achievement Award
on top of the scores of other honors
Dr. Clark has received.
Eugenie Clark was born on May
4, 1922, to an American father and
a Japanese mother. Tragically, her
father, Charles Clark, died when
she was just a baby, leaving
Eugenie with her mother, Yumiko,
who remarried when Genie was a
child.
Never wavering in her passion,
Clark enrolled in Hunter College in
New York City, graduating in 1942,
then at NYU, earning her master's
degree in zoology in 1946 and her
Ph.D. in 1950.
The subsequent success of her lab
at Cape Haze and the rarity of being
a female marine biologist helped
expand Clark's career and gave her
the nickname, "Shark Lady," which
oddly enough predated her experi-
ments on the large fish. By 1965, Dr.
Clark had become so well-known
that she was the guest of the Crown
Prince of Japan, Prince Akihito, to
whom she gave a small, trained nurse
shark and a portable testing apparatus
as a gift.
Dr. Eugenie Clark has been in-
valuable to the world of science for
many reasons. She has greatly con-
tributed to the scientific knowledge
of sharks and further contributed
scientific research on a variety of
fishes. Perhaps most importantly,
however, Dr. Clark challenged the
stereotypes surrounding women in
the scientific community, proving
to researchers and the public alike
that even small, diminutive women
can greatly impact the scientific
community. U G.D.


Captain Don and Dr. Clark exchange stories
following the presentation ofBonaire's
second Lifetime Achievement Award on Au-
gust 24 at the Governor's home.


A new attraction on Bon- I y
aire's waters is the 32-
foot glass bottom boat. It's not
just a glass bottom boat it's '
party boat too -perfect for pJ- I::
ties for kids, friends and family "'
Operated by an enthusiasm' .C
young man this stable boat h. .
space for 20 persons; 17 of '
whom can sit around the undc i -
water viewing box and scc
Bonaire's most incredible
views of undersea wildlife.
Seats are comfortable and there's shade from the sun. For all tours there's an open
bar with soft drinks, beer or wine.
Weather and the sea permitting, the boat operates every day. Different tours are
offered. There's a two-hour narrated eco tour of the Bonaire National Marine Park
with emphasis on the fringing reefs of Klein Bonaire. Half day snorkel tours, to the
most interesting and lively spots, are from 9 am to noon. You may hop in the water
and join the fish. Sunset cruises from 5 to 7 pm or 5:30 to 7:30. Watch the fish get
ready to sleep.
Rate per person is $35. However, during the month of September if you bring a
group of 10 persons, you go free. Children under four are free and there is the
Antillean rate is NAf 35. More information is on their website:
www.GlassBottomBoatBonaire.com or call 795-1826. 0 Laura DeSalvo


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Four ish have been named
for Dr. Clark:
1978 Callogobius clarki (Goren) Family Gobii-
dae
1980 Sticharium clarkae George and Springer -
Family Clinidae
1982 Enneapterygius clarkae Holleman Family
Tripterygiidae
1987 Atrobucca geniae Ben-Tuvia and Trewavas -
Family Scienidae


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Between Downtown and Hotel Row
One street inland-Kaya Gob. Debrot 46
Reservations: 717-7070
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Kaya Grandi 29, Kralendijk-Bonaire N.A. tel: 717 5107
Store hoursTuesday through Saturdays
from 9a.m.-12:30p.m. and 2:00p.m.-6:30 p.m.


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CLOSE-INEVENTS


35th Anniversary of Glenn &
Friends -A sefies of concerts and
events (mostly free) by Glenn &
Ffiends to celebrate their 35-year an-
niversary and to thank the Bonairean
community for all their support for
the last 35 years, which began on
Sunday, August 15, in Tera Kora.
- Sunday, September 12- Wilhel-
mina Park, 4-to 9 pm.
- Wednesday, September 15 fund-
raising Bon Kune at the Credit Un-
ion Lourdes in Rincon 4 9 pm
- Sunday, September 19 Sentro
Bario in Antriol, 4 to 9 pm.
- Sunday, September 26-Sentro
Bario Nort Salina, 4 to 9 pm
- Sunday, October 3 BBQ from I I
am 3 pm at Kaya Milon 9 NAf
12,50
- Saturday, October 16 Big 35th
anniversary celebration, Rincon
7:30 pm until dawn.


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
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 thm Friday, 9 -
12,2-4. Weekends by appointment Call 717
-2445.

Mangasina di Rei, Rincon. Einoy the
view from "The King's Storehouse." Learn
about Bonaire's culture. Visit homes from


the 17thcentury. Daily. Call 717-4060 / 790
-2018
Bonaire Museum onKaya J. v.d. Ree, be-
hind the Catholic Church intown 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 Domacass6 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"d and 4"
Thursday of the month at 8 pm at
Kaya Sabana #1. All Lions welcome.
For more information call 510-0710.

Rotary lunch meetings Wednesdays,
12:15-2 pm Divi Flamingo Beach
Resort in Peter Hughes meeting room
upstairs above the dive shop. All Ro-
tarians welcome. Tel. 701-1100.

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.


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Bonaire Reporter- Sept. 10- Oct. 8, 2010


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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The Bonaire Reporter
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Serving Bonaire for more
than 15 years
Honest, Reliable, Efficient, 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
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Sand Dollar Grocery. Photography by
Shelly Craig www.bonaireimages.com

LUNCH TO GO
Starting from NAf6,50 per
meal. Call CHINA NOBO 717-
8981.
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Supplies, Framing, and Art Classes.
Open Tu.-We.-Th. & Sat 10 am- 5 pm Fri-
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LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS,
Rentals, Property
For sale in Hato: The house with the
patio, Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas De-
brot 166, look for the signs. Email:
digitalisl956(ihotmail.com

FOR RENT Spacious 2 bedroom
apartment in safe neighborhood.
Good location on Punt Vierkant, Bel-
nem. free wireless internet. $790.-per
month excl. utilities Phone 717-8405

Miscellaneous
For sale in Hato: 12 feet inflatable
Achilles boat, including 15 hp Ya-
maha twin outboard engine and trailer.
Asking price: Ang 4000,
Kaya Gobemador N. Debrot 166,
digitalisl956(ihotmail.com

For Sale: LG 6.5 kg washer, queen
mattress and box, matching grey 2-
seater couch and 1 seater chair, LG
29" TV, Teak furniture: coffee table,
antique TV cabinet, 2 bar chairs, 2
three drawer side tables, two drawer
side table. 2009 Cannondale F5
mountain bike -ALL items 1 yr. old
and in great condition. Happy to nego-
tiate prices of individual items or all
items together. Call 788-5604.

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

Pinball Machine -Jokerz NAf 495
Call 717-8819 from 8 am to 5 pm

Antiques and Collectibles Call 795-9760

Wanted- Airline Approved Large Dog
Kennel. Call 786 3134

Te Koop keramische kookplaat $76.
Schuifpui zoNAfsluitende gordijen nu
$150. Tel.717 2529 Bonaireverhuur.

Te Huur vrijstaand huisje op Hato, 2
slaapkamers alle luxe all in $900 of
excl $690. tel. 717 2529

For Sale. BC $150-Fins for shoes $70-
Belt $10-Mask $24-Weight from 2-8
lb. Tel 717-2529

Shorty wetsuits. Men's and women's.
Various sizes. Used. Only $20.
At Carib Inn

Wicho Thode is trying to find a "small"
two cylinder inboard engine for his
boat. His phone number is 786-0125.
If anyone has such an engine for sale
they can call him to discuss details.

NV for Sale. IT, Hosp, Mktg, Inactive
since purchase. Best offer over NAf
5.000 plus buyer pays transfer costs.
Owner on island 8/21-9/4.
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02:13 / 08:35 / 14:45 / 22:37 /-
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03:37 / 09:25 / 15:41 / 23:46 /-
Sat 11 0.42 ft 0.09 ft 0.98 ft 0.12 ft 6:25 18:39
04:52 / 10:16 / 16:34 /
Sun 12 0.38 ft 0.11 ft 1.05 ft 6:25 18:38
00:46 /- 05:56 / 11:08 / 17:25 /
Mon 13 0.18 ft 0.37 ft 0.12 ft 1.09 ft 6:25 18:37
01:39 /- 06:51 / 11:58 / 18:15 /
Tue 14 0.20 ft 0.37 ft 0.12 ft 1.09 ft 6:25 18:37
First 02:29 /- 07:40 / 12:46 / 19:03 /
Wed 15 Quarter 0.19ft 0.36 ft 0.13ft 1.06 ft 6:25 18:36
03:16 /- 08:26 / 13:32 / 19:49 /
Thu 16 0.16 ft 0.36 ft 0.14 ft 1.01 ft 6:24 18:35
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Fri 17 0.10 ft 0.37 ft 0.17 ft 0.93 ft 6:24 18:35
04:43 /- 09:54 / 15:04 / 21:16 /
Sat 18 0.04 ft 0.38 ft 0.20 ft 0.84 ft 6:24 18:34
05:23 / 10:38 / 15:56 / 21:59 /
Sun 19 0.03 ft 0.40 ft 0.23 ft 0.73 ft 6:24 18:33
05:58 / 11:22 / 16:59 / 22:45 /
Mon 20 0.09 ft 0.43 ft 0.27 ft 0.63 ft 6:24 18:33
06:29 / 12:06 / 18:22 / 23:41 /
Tue 21 0.16ft 0.48 ft 0.28 ft 0.52 ft 6:24 18:32
06:54 / 12:46 / 20:00 /
Wed 22 0.22 ft 0.53 ft 0.26 ft 6:24 18:31
00:57 / 07:13 / 13:23 / 21:32 /
Thu 23 0.43 ft 0.27 ft 0.59 ft 0.20 ft Full Moon 6:24 18:30
02:40 / 07:25 / 13:59 / 22:41 /
Fri 24 0.36 ft 0.31 ft 0.66 ft 0.12 ft 6:24 18:30
04:30 / 07:29 / 14:35 / 23:32 /
Sat 25 0.34 ft 0.32 ft 0.74 ft 0.05 ft 6:24 18:29
06:10 / 07:25 / 15:13 /
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01:24 /- 06:56 / 10:14 / 17:16 /
Wed 29 0.09 ft 0.28 ft 0.24 ft 1.01 ft 6:24 18:27
01:56 /- 07:11 / 11:14 / 17:59 /
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Fri 01 0.10 ft 0.33 ft 0.18 ft 1.03 ft 6:24 18:25
02:58 /- 08:07 / 13:19 / 19:30 /
Sat 02 0.09 ft 0.39 ft 0.17 ft 0.98 ft 6:24 18:25
03:29 /- 08:47 / 14:29 / 20:19 /
Sun 03 0.07 ft 0.49 ft 0.17 ft 0.88 ft 6:24 18:24
04:02 /- 09:32 / 15:48 / 21:13 /
Mon 04 0.04 ft 0.60 ft 0.17 ft 0.76 ft 6:24 18:23
04:35 /- 10:23 / 17:15 / 22:16 /
Tue 05 0.01 ft 0.72 ft 0.16 ft 0.61 ft 6:24 18:23
05:10 / 11:16 / 18:47 / 23:32 /
Wed 06 0.04 ft 0.84 ft 0.10 ft 0.47 ft 6:24 18:22
05:49 / 12:11 / 20:17 /
Thu 07 New Moon 0.09 ft 0.95 ft 0.02 ft 6:24 18:21
01:04 / 06:32 / 13:07 / 21:35 /-
Fri 08 0.37 ft 0.14 ft 1.04 ft 0.08 ft 6:25 18:21
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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
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.


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.

CARS AND BIKES

BoCar sells several top brands of cars and provides
maintenance and mechanical and body repair for
your car no matter what brand.

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.


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. Hemandez.

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 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.

ON & IN THE WATER
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.


GLASS BOTTOM
BOAT
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by Bonaire's top videographer, Hendrik Wuyts

FITNESS
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Bonaire. It is the only Real Les Mills Health Center
in the Caribbean.

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.


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.
Sunbelt Realty



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

The Health & Fitness Center Bonaire is the offi-
cial Nike outfitter on the island. Footwear and gym
wear is available.

STORAGE


HEALTH The Storehouse
I- (Mangazina in Papiamentu)
SHarmony House-Using offers Secure Storage For
BI L I science to find the prob- T fUVW Vehicles, Household Items,
I lem. Using natural prod- '-.6'GGA INA Diving And Sporting Gear,
Nwir ctwe ucts to correct the prob- Business Files or Inventory.
lem. Across from the northern hotel row.


Papa Comes 2


Also our Essence range
of herbal teas & hand-
made soaps. At Kaya


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 wedding or other important events in
your life. ScubaVision, 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," specializing
AN HOMES in luxury homes, condos, lots,
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SECURITY
Special Security Services will provide that extra
measure of protection when you need it. Always
reliable.

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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
Kaya
SWarehouse Supermarket
on Kaya Industria-
AREHOUSE Biggest air conditioned
O N A I R E market with the, largest
selection and lowest prices
Son the island.



TRAVEL
Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations-Island Hop-
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3134 or email ann(iantiguacaribbean.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.

Fortnightly Advertisers in The Bonaire Reporter
are included in the guides. Free!
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Saturday September 4, 2010 -

The venue was fairytale-like for
the finals of the Miss Bonaire
Pageant 2010.
The organization set up a very profes-
sional stage and approximately 300
spectators and ecstatic fans enjoyed the
dancing and singing entertainment but
above all the interest was on the six
contestants vying for the ultimate Miss
Bonaire 2010, all of whom appeared
more beautiful than ever before. Of
course, there was a "high prize" to
win: a ticket to the Miss Universe Pag-
eant 2011.

The contestants as well as the audi-
ence were so nervous. And at the exact
moment that the results were going to
be announced was exactly the moment
when all the lights went out, all over
Bonaire. At first the audience pre-
sumed it was part of the show, but
soon they realized it was a total power


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The new Miss Bonaire 2010, Benazir Berends-Charles, and her family
in a happy moment


1" Runner Up Miss Bonaire- Sharitee Rosalia; Miss Bonaire 2010- Benazir
Berends-Charles; and 2nd Runner Up Miss Bonaire Ana Marcial


blackout.
Nevertheless the show went on, the
"heat" went up, and the ultimate Miss


Bonaire 2010 was chosen by the pro-
fessional jury, headed by Bonaire's
First Lady, Mechtild Thod6.


And the final "stamp" on the jury's
decision was given by Aniek Schouten,
Notary Candidate of Office Maartense:
"The winner of Miss Bonaire 2010 is
Benazir Berends-Charles."
ThicE Bonaire born beauty had a huge
and loud supporting fan club and
tllnks to them and her outrageous
fkcinnl nc style of presenting herself,
sjic \\ Ja crowned Miss Bonaire which
plo\ idc.s her the ticket to the Miss Uni-
\ c i .c pageant 2011.
Bec nli/ not only won Miss Bonaire
llns \ c ling, but also Miss Best Eve-
ninie Gown and Miss Elegance. In ear-
lii contests during this pageant she
\\.s \ otcd "Miss Runway," "Miss
Filcci inds" and "Miss City Caf."

Of course the other five amazing
looking girls were also very happy,
Somlnc with tears, others with a big
illnili Amongst them were 1st Runner
Up Miss Bonaire Sharitee Rosalia;
2nd Runner Up Miss Bonaire Ana
Marcial and Miss Congeniality,
Loresca Anthony.
Afterwards Miss Bonaire and the
other contestants showed themselves to
the people in the streets of Bonaire
driving through the night. .... relieving
their stress. U Marian Walthie


Some j tihe "ihin/lutial, l/h.ie's" having
JuiM tIogether

L ast. \ar cellphone pro dei Diicel came
up i\\llh thc idea of holding a lliherinng to
recognilc the \\oik of onimen on Bonalic and to
lei these \omen mecci and tet to kno\\ e ch oilieh
belci TIlns \ea Ihe\ ienajged STINAPA direc-
tor. Elan.iric Beukenbooni to speak on Global
\V\armini and lio\\ i affects Bonaire Diicel
used lihe occasion to launch its BlackBemn S2'
special piomnoiion
Each of the uiests recciNed 2ifts. iiicluding flee
entrn for t\o pel sons to tile \\'asluniton Slanban.
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MCB Thanks Bonaire's Press


Last Wednesday, September 1, was press appreciation day, and MCB (Maduro & Curiels Bank Bon-
aire), as they do so often, invited Bonaire's press corps to enjoy a party and dinner. This time it was
at Casa Blanca Restaurant. In his speech to the press, bank official Rudy Gomez emphasized the
importance of reporting the news to the people in a responsible and correct way and complimented
the press on continuing to do that on our dushi island, Bonaire. L L.D.


cvj,[liI jAI BjMlSL' 1a iLj R S



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I

I)irk-.iiii .IlliiEorM. L irla Verheggen and Gijs Vermeulen

T eam Bonaire came back home with three victories after racing
at the Netherlands Antilles Mountain Bike National Champi-
onship on August 29. The race took place at the fast and challeng-
ing race course of Koral Tabak in Curacao.
Carla Verheggen of Team Bonaire won the Women's 2010 nation-
als. With her teammates, Gijs Vermeulen, Frank Bohm, Floris Dul-
laart and Dirk Jan Methorst, Bonaire was again the dominate force
as they came back with three victories with only five riders. Last
year, it was Erik Franssen and Rhian Evans who won in the Men
and Women's elite category. This year, it was Verheggen who came
first in the Women's category. Vermeulen also won first place in
the 15-16 year old Boys category and Methorst finished second in
the Sub-Master category.
Bonaire Wellness Connexions, which organized the effort, con-
gratulates all of Team Bonaire for their fine Netherlands Antilles
National Championship. Pa Bien!
For more information about coming races and Cycling Team Bon-
aire performance visit www.bonairewellness.com. *Press release

Controversial Law (Continuedfrom page 3) Using an in(
Supporters of the new law argue that resorts and Use of a bui
dive shops have been getting an almost free ride in per year wit]
the Marine Park and should be made to pay for what
they are exploiting. No fishing zoi
rine life already
Some of the fees include: safeguards to Bo
Use of the Marine Park for business (diving, reptiles. There a
snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, etc...) $840 per protect the envil
establishment per year;
Using a mooring buoy, kick, riprap, seawall, For the text of t
(private or commercial) or overhanging structure to hiii.p ... -I.
$280 per year; option=com_rei
Using a ladder from shore $140 per year; select&id=56&(


During the Taste ofBonaire on
Friday, August 27, one of the
most popular stands was selling
Dutch Kibbeling. It's like 'fish
and chips," but the coating on
the fish was extremely light,
almost like that oftempura.
Running the stand was Pitiula
Loth and her son. Pittiula had a
fish shop in Holland
for 20 years.
Holland's loss; Bonaire's gain!
*Laura DeSalvo

dustrial pier or dock $560 per year;
it or completed beach $140 per meter
h a maximum of $16,760 per year.

nes are set and, in addition to the ma-
protected, the law extends formal
onaire's plants, trees, animals and
are also building guidelines defined to
ronment. And much more.

he laws (available in Dutch only) go
. .r. !c. ,v.an/index.php?
mositorv&Itemid=54&func=
orderbv=3&lang=nl HG.D.


Body Talk

OVERFED BUT UNDERNOURISHED?

T here cannot be .,
many people in -
this world who have
never been concerned ... ..
about their weight.
Apart from the
weather and money,
body weight is proba-
bly the most talked
about subject on this
earth and very few
people are really
happy with what they have, hence all those fad diets out there! We
all know they work for a while, but soon after stopping, the weight
just comes back.
A weight problem is a nutritional problem. To understand your
weight problem, it is essential to understand what happens with the
food you eat and the process of digestion, absorption, utilization and
elimination. Each one of these processes are of extreme importance
to the body, but it is usually the first stage digestion where most
people fail. Digestion simply means your body is not breaking down
your food adequately.
Proteins are broken down into amino acids for building and repair,
carbohydrates (starches and complex sugars) into simple sugars for
fuel, and fats are broken down into fatty acids and glycerol for build-
ing, repair and emergency needs. It is important to remember that we
have alkaline digestive enzymes in the mouth for carbohydrate and
fat digestion; we have acid (pepsin) digestive enzymes in the lower
stomach for initial protein digestion; and we have alkaline digestive
enzymes in the pancreas and throughout the first part of the small
intestinal tract to finish up the job for proteins, starches sugars and
fat.
Unfortunately, most of the foods we commonly eat are acid form-
ing, and when our body (including our saliva and blood) becomes
acidic, our nutrition becomes coagulating. In other words, our build-
ing materials (fats, fuels, minerals and other compounds) start stick-
ing or clumping together. Most people's intestines become impacted
with a thick rubber-like substance called mucoid plaque which devel-
ops in the gastrointestinal tract, made up of gluten, mucus, proteins
and other food by-products that act more like a glue than nutrition.
It is this very same mucoid plaque that blocks the nutritional com-
ponents of our foods from being adequately absorbed into the body.
Because the body is not getting adequate nutrition, it thinks it is be-
ing starved and holds onto everything that you eat. Now what goes
in to the body, for the most part, must come out. Easier said than
done. I have found, in general, most people with a weight problem
do not eliminate every day (sometimes only two to three times a
week). Whether you have a weight problem or not, you have to
eliminate every day, and if you are a meat eater, you should certainly
eliminate twice a day.
If we do not eliminate our waste, we build congestion interstitially
(around cells) and intracellularly (inside cells), causing further cellu-
lar decay and death, making it virtually impossible for the body to
perform even the most basic of processes. As we get older, the body
also slows down due to cellular weakness. Add inadequate nutrition
and elimination to that, and we have a recipe for a health disaster. 0
Stephanie Bennett
Next issue: Protein Consumption and Digestion and your Weight.
"
Author Stephanie Bennett was born in Cape
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
owner of the Essence Nutritional Center

1High Blood pressure?
"Unable to lose weigh"
IB ID LINK "Cholesterol problems?
S Always tired, cannot cope?
Ntdl;vio* ,'e Peaspmcle "indigestion rrmakiq you mriseriabLe
tU Does your body have a ptoblern
handling sugar?
These are just some of the many symptoms of the nter nal chemistry
of your body being out of balance
3io-Unk is a non-invasive data gathering process of measurements
which will establish the exact cause of these'ym porns" and how
they can be corrected without medication
You can't manage what you can't measure
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The 7e of a series of Bonaire Reporter articles by JRn Brouwer, featuring some ofRonaire's inter-


Hato-Washington Park/Bonaire -

So it was not really that early as
they had the intention to leave,
that they left Hato in the direction of the
Washington Park. A group of eight
youngsters, consisting of Victor,
Nanouk, Daniela, Seb, Jamie,
Margeaux, Derek and Sarah, and an
elderly person had the idea to visit
Washington Park and climb Mount
Brandaris.

In two pick up trucks they drove the
curly road along the coast, heading
north. They passed the Goto Lake, and
crossed the still sleeping village of Rin-
con. No time to spoil. The goal was to
reach the entrance of the Park more or
less on time. It was already getting
warmer and warmer and in the Park
some members of the group could not
resist the dangerous waves of the first
beach in the park: Playa Chikitu. On the
beach they found the track of what must
have been an enormous turtle, creating
a nest for some 150 eggs. By the fresh-
ness of the track, the digging of the nest
and the laying of the eggs must have
taken place the night before.

Then the group continued the trip, not
really paying attention to the Blow Hole
(Suplad6), Seru Bentana and Pos Man-


gel. Mount Brandaris was the target!
Around mid day (sic! jb) they reached
Mount Brandaris. It is always fun to
climb the highest mountain of the is-
land. Once, the oldest member of the
group ascended and descended the lump
of stone on bare feet. Quite spectacular,
but his story does not really fit in this
series of articles because he did not use
wheels and in fact it was not that special
at all because, according to the Park
Ranger George Kultura (the man with
the beard and the shape of the island of
Bonaire, including the Brandaris tat-
tooed on the palm of his right hand/jb),
those days way back in time the Indians
always climbed Brandaris without
shoes!

It was Victor Brouwer who got the
idea to climb the mountain by bike. The
day before the trip he had inspected his
bike, a Mongoose Rockadile. He just
had to blow some extra wind in the
tubes, that was all. So, at around 12 he
left on his bike, fighting with big
stones, little rocks and the dangerous
needles from a variety of cacti. Soon he
was far ahead of the group and out of
sight. Every now and then the figure in
the red t-shirt popped up on the horizon,
getting smaller and smaller. It took him
less then an hour to reach the top. So
within an hour he was able to enjoy the


y


Ab-


ina 1llfc.iinl view over the island and
tlic IIniipl' ss[ve ocean. The group was
sl.ilI half ay, sweating and complain-
inm Finall' they all reached the top and
it \ as Ilinc to take some pictures of this
ounil Bonairean hero: Victor Brouwer
iad coiinqired the Mount Brandaris on
a bike' \\ all think he might be the
filStI pCilsoll (teenager) in space who did
iliins ob Congratulations!


a oi The bike used for this exercise was an
-Amecrican designed Mongoose Rock-
adilc. IfuII aluminum, fitted with Vuelta
Airlineii I runs with stainless steel
spokes The Shimano gear had three
chain \ i heels in the front and eight in
ithe iar (Grip shifts were mounted and
\ -blake,.s ere supplied by Avid. The
saddle \\ as full leather, produced by the
famous Brooks factory in England.
Most of the time Victor used the lowest
gear possible and some moments he
even had to carry his bike because the
climbing was really too steep. The
whole expedition took some two hours
.- .. "and luckily the bike and its rider did not
suffer from flat tires because of the
S-. slime in the tubes and the linings be-
tween the tubes and the tires.

, ~' After this sporty event all members of
the group jumped in the two trucks
heading for Boka Slag-
This historic picture was taken on Sun- baa where they all
baai where they all
Victor Brouwer, age 19, standing on the jumped from a 12-meter )
black and white marker on top of Mount high cliff, right in the
Brandaris, Washington Park Bonaire, blue Bonairean sea. Nice
holding the full aluminum Mongoose kids! a Story &photo
Rockadile mountain bike which he used by J@ n Brouwer
to conquer the highest mountain of the
island measuring 241 meters/784feet.


Flamingo Television Apologizes


1 Patrick Dowling
On Thursday, September 2, Flamingo
TV called a press conference to ex-
plain why some channels were being lost
and to apologize for any inconvenience. Mr.
Patrick Dowling, General Manager of the
company, said he is very aware of the situa-
tion. He was born in the Antilles, in Aruba,
and knows the Bonairean needs. Flamingo
TV has been serving the Bonairean people
for 25 years and they want to make the best
of their network station.
Flamingo TV has been given the local
service of Cable Television, about 65 chan-
nels of Digital Television. A lot of these
channels are on digital, HD television, cable
and fiber interest, local and international
telephony services, international private
leased line and wholesale IP and telephony
services. The channels that are not available
are because of the license provider. Some of


these licenses have to go through these
countries' councils and this might take
some time to renew the license. So if the
license is expiring we have to wait until we
can renew it, he explained. "But together
with the Bonairean people, the Antilles and
a good deal with the license provider we
can manage to give Bonaire what they de-
serve because they have earned it."

Mr. Dowling says, "We are looking forward
to having more channels with more US and


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"Triple Plan Play" which consists of Televi-
sion, Internet and Telephone. By the end of
this year and until next year we will be cele-
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Last Saturday, September 4, they cele-
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Bonaire Reporter- Sept. 10- Oct. 8, 2010


Bon Quiz (from page 7)

Q) Do you I--z
know what
the sur-
prising fact
about El-
eanor Roo- .
sevelt's Mflgau~
visit is?" ....

A) The Bonaire visit never took
place!
Research of official US government
documents in Washington, DC by Antil-
les archeologist Dr. Jay Haviser proved
she did visit Curacao and South Amer-
ica, but never Bonaire!


Sudoku Solution
Puzzle on page 7

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Last week it seemed that everyone was talking about the many pods of dolphins ca-
vorting around Bonaire. But it took an astonishing photo by Huub Marsman to cap-
ture the joyous feeling that these beautiful creatures provide for those of us who didn't
see them. This pod was swimming between SABEDECO and Klein Bonaire. E G.D.


Pet of the Week

Meet "Jos," a very handsome redhead who loves people. He's a short legged Cor-
gie look-alike. Here he is getting acquainted with Bonaire visitor Colton Reed
from Cobb, California. Colton always makes it a point to stop in for a visit to the Shel-
ter when he's on the island. Jos is one of those dogs with a good self image and confi-
dence. Even though he's been at the Shelter only a short time he knows his name and
has enchanted the staff with his easy going charm and sociability. Here's a smart dog
with who can learn quickly. Jos is about one and a half years old, has been sterilized,
has had his worming and shots and is in perfect health. You may see him and the other
cats and dogs up for adoption at the Shelter
on the Lagoen Road, open Monday
through Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm, 3 to 5 pm.
Tel. 717-4989. Website:
WWW.bonaireanimalshelter.com. E
Laura DeSalvo


O Did you


UhoIrqt


know...
that Caribbean bottle-
nose dolphins can be an
important provider for
animal assisted ther-
apy?
One of Bonaire's most
remarkable ocean crea-
tures is the bottlenose
dolphin. They have been
seen riding alongside the
bows of dive boats and "l' i.i... ni... com
birthing young by Klein
Bonaire. There has been
groundbreaking research suggesting that dolphins used for human therapy are
extremely effective. Dolphin-assisted therapy has been known to help children
and adults suffering from autism, post-
traumatic stress and many other disorders.
Interactions with dolphins create confi- '
dence and neurological stimulation in the
human brain that medicines cannot pro- .
vide. It is important to protect wild dol-
phin populations but also to ensure that
domesticated dolphins are treated hu-
manely and with care so that we may con- -r
tinue to learn more about how they can be
an excellent alternative medicine source.
* Miranda Filan

Filan is a Biology Major from Washing-
ton State University with a focus on ecol- ~ .hmirandaI Fil/an
ogy. She studied with CIEE Research -
Station Bonaire this summer and hopes to pursue a career i, l ,,- i dol-
phins in the future.


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Colton and Jos at the Shelter


DISTEMPER ALERT
For the first time ever on Bonnire.
according to the Shelter staff, there
is a continuing epidemic of the virus,
Distemper. They report that 10 to 15
do2s suffering from the disease are
being brought into the Shelter every
week. This deadly disease affects
youngg dogs and older dogs that have-
n't been vaccinated against it and is
extremely contagious. S mptoms are
runny nose and eyes. lack of appetite.
diarrhea and paralysis. h\ich may
lead to death. Sadl once one dog inl
a family contracts the disease it often
spreads to the others. And once a (log
has it it's almost impossible to cure.
So. if ou haven't already, please get
your dogs vaccinated against this
horrible virus.E
I i'a I. .' /l ,,


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*to find it... just look up

September is the month for close and bright planets,
Jupiter and Uranus in the evening and
Mercury in pre-dawn skies.


Greetings, Sky Park
readers. This column was
produced before author
Jack Horkheimer passed
away on August 20th but
he still wants you to know
what's up in the night sky.
Read below.

G et out about an
hour before sun-
rise in mid-September and
be sure you have a clear
view to the east. Look low
in the east just above the


Astronomer Anthony Wesley's photos show that one of
Jupiter's two dark stripes is gone. It's a phenomenon
called South Equatorial Belt Disturbance, and it happens


horizon for a pinkish light
and that will be Mercury. Mercury will
be getting higher and easier to find every
morning after the 13th and will be at its
best around September 18, 19 and 20. If
you look at Mercury through a small
telescope you can watch it go through
phases just like the Moon.
Mercury is the planet closest to the
Sun and goes around the Sun the fastest.
This means that Mercury quickly pops in
and out of view in the morning and eve-
ning sky. It's never there for more than a
week or two and it never gets very far
from the Sun, which means it's never
very high in a dark sky. So you have to
get your look at Mercury at just the right
time.
Meanwhile in the evening, look low in
the east just after sunset and the king of
the planets, bright Jupiter and the sec-
ond planet out from the Sun after Jupi-
ter, Uranus, will appear very close to-
gether. Jupiter now is closer than it has
been in the last 47 years and on Septem-
ber 21 will be at its closest, biggest and
brightest of this year. Jupiter is the big-
gest planet, over 88,000 miles wide,
that's 11 Earths wide.
Jupiter will rise higher hour after hour
until midnight and will be in the sky
nearly all night long. This is happening
because Jupiter is at opposition on the
21st, which means Jupiter is opposite the
Earth from the Sun and thus closest to
Earth. Our Earth goes around the Sun


every three to 15 years.


faster than Jupiter and passes Jupiter
every 13 months. But because the Earth
and Jupiter do not orbit the Sun in per-
fect circles they are not always the same
distance apart when we Earthlings pass
by. This year Jupiter is especially close
and will not be this close again until
2022. So this means that this September
will be the best time to look at Jupiter
for many years!
Another special thing to look for as
you watch Jupiter is the blue green
planet Uranus, which will be especially
close to Jupiter around September 19.
You will be able to see Uranus above
Jupiter with just a pair of binoculars but
using a telescope will be even more fun.
Uranus will appear to be so close to
Jupiter that only one full moon could fit
between them.
But there is something else that is spe-
cial about Jupiter and that is that it looks
different from last year. Jupiter usually
has two prominent dark bands across its
middle that are visible in even a small
telescope but one of them has disap-
peared! So enjoy Mercury in the morn-
ing from September 13th through the
20th and Jupiter and
Uranus in the eve-
nings. U Jack
Horkheimer
And as Jack has
always said, Keep
looking up!


For September 2010

ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) You could LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Unexpected
lose money or precious belongings if you bills may set you back. Your obviously
aren't careful. You may end up being unique way of doing things has caught the
blamed if anything goes wrong. You eye of someone in a higher position. You
should get involved with activities that can may want to pull out some of those unfin-
be enjoyed by both young and old alike. ished projects you've got tucked away.
Physical activity will help defuse your Consider making pleasure trips or partici-
frustration. Your luckiest events this pating in entertainment that will require
month will occur on a Wednesday. energy. Your luckiest events this month
TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) You can't will occur on a Saturday.
always have your own way. The informa- SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) Take time
tion that you gain can be used in every to find out all you can. Make sure any
aspect of your life. You can make some presentation you have is ready. In-laws
money if you get involved in a conserva- may cause difficulties. Travel should be
tive financial prospect that is presented to considered. Situations in your personal life
you. You will gain knowledge through are moving a little fast lately. Your lucki-
your adventure. Your luckiest events this est events this month will occur on a
month will occur on a Monday. Wednesday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Don't over- SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec.
spend to impress someone who interests 21) Property investments should payoff.
you. Emotional situations could bring out Problems with females you live or work
your stubborn nature. Be sure to keep with will try your patience and cause tem-
communication open with those you live per flare ups. Take on positions that offer
with. You could receive recognition for a on the job training or pay for courses re-
job well done. Your luckiest events this lated to the business. You are best to be
month will occur on a Friday. accommodating for the time being. Sud-
CANCER (June 22-July 22) Acceptance den romantic infatuations won't be lasting.
will be necessary. Get involved in groups Your luckiest events this month will occur
that will help you meet established indi- on a Tuesday.
viduals. Overindulgence may be a prob- CAPRICORN(Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Losses
lem. This is a great day to start that new could occur if you haven't been careful
health regimen you've been talking about. when dealing with joint financial ventures.
Your luckiest events this month will occur Don't let your anger consume you and
on a Thursday. don't allow important matters go unat-
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You can get sup- tended to. You must not lead someone on
port from groups that you belong to if or show interest in them for the wrong
you're willing to step out on a limb and reasons. Romantic relationships should
voice your opinions. Beware of colleagues stabilize. Your luckiest events this month
who don't have your best interests in mind. will occur on a Tuesday.
Too many opportunities and too many AOUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Don't try
changes going on. Dinner, theater, or a to deal with important issues or make
comedy club may be just the place. Your changes that will upset the apple cart.
luckiest events will occur on a Tuesday. Friends and relatives may not understand
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Don't force your needs. Luck is with you. You may
your opinions on friends or relatives want to plan physical activities that will
unless you are prepared to lose their favor, help bur off some of their excess energy.
You may be offered opportunities that will Your luckiest events this month will occur
result in a higher earning potential. Obsta- on a Sunday.
cles may stand in your way where career PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Heart to heart
and success are concerned. Don't be taken talks will clear up vague issues. Make
advantage of by any fast talking salesper- changes in your domestic scene. You can
son trying to part you from your cash. make alterations to your appearance that
Your luckiest events this month will occur everyone will admire. You will find the
on a Tuesday. perfect outfit if you shop this month. Your
luckiest events this month will occur on a
Wednesday.


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