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P. O. Box 407, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, Phone 786 P. O. Box 407, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, Phone 786 P. O. Box 407, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, Phone 786 6518, 786 6518, 786 6518, 786 6125, 6125, 6125, email: email: email: Since 1994 Since 1994 Since 1994 Debby Rauwers photo


Page 2 Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 How to contact us Find Bonaire Reporter on Facebook. Press “Like” The Publisher: George DeSalvo Phone 786-6125 The Editor: Laura DeSalvo Phone 786-6125 Box 407, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean Story tip or idea: Phone 786-6518 Available on-line at: Printed Every Fortnight, On-line every day, 24/7 Next edition printing on Sunday, December 1 Story and Ad deadline: Friday, November 29 € Transport of Money and Valuables € Private Investigations € Vehicle patrols € Burglar Alarms € Fire Alarm Systems In Business Over 30 Years Kaya Nikiboko Nord 37A, PO Box 225 Tel: (599) 7178125 Fax (599) 7176125 E-mail T he Island Government recently issued a letter in support of the inthe-water expansion and jetty at Karel 's Beach Bar Pier as a contribution to economic and tourism value of Bonaire The expansion is bitterly opposed by the Marine Park and local conservationist groups. It wrote, “… construction of the jetty is another important step for the development of tourism in Bonaire. It is for both local and central government an important tradeoff between economic and environmental interests. The extension of the pier is related to the construction of Seaview Hotel … (while) protection of the Marine Park remains central in the context of good governance, however, the development of tourism in Bonaire should also be considered.” Bonaire’s sewage treatment system will soon begin trials of the treatment plant out on the Lagoen road. It will begin using the sewage water that had already been treated by the small wastewater treatment plant that began operation in mid2011. In recent weeks several elements of the sewage treatment plant and sewage pumping stations have already been successfully tested. If the test run with clean water is successful, trial operation with wastewater will begin this month. To protect the fringing reef, wastewater from the coastal zone from Hato along Playa and Playa Pabou Pariba to the vicinity of the airport and of Belnem to Point Verkant is being treated. There are more than 1,000 connections in the system, about 990 households and 75 businesses. At this time, about one-third of the connections are complete. The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published the book, “The Caribbean Netherlands in Figures 2012,” in late October. The publication includes several themes such as demography, prices, energy, water and labor. It lists the minimum wages for the BES islands that were established in December 2012. Workers aged 21 and older in 2013 on Bonaire earn minimum $ 4.55 (€3.37) per hour, on St. Eustatius $ 4.89 (€3.63) per hour and Saba $ 4.61 (€3, 42) per hour. Adjustments, if any, for 2014 have not been announced. In 2014 European Netherlands workers aged 21 will have a minimum €6.21 per hour wage. Employees aged 23 and older get a minimum €8.57 per hour. Compared to the minimum hourly wages on the BES islands, European Dutch (23 years and older) receive more than twice as much. by Belkis Osepa A special committee will review operations at the three large piers of Bonaire, at Bopec, Cargill Salt at Salia and in the harbor of Kralendijk, to see if they meet the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code. The ISPS code is an amendment to the Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) and regards protecting ships and ports against terrorist attacks. The moorings of Bonaire were recently inspected by the American Coast Guard. These inspections are related to the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The code was introduced after that and demands that all harbors receiving ships from the US guarantee the safety of such. On 11th of October 2013 a new foundation was started by a group of top Bonairean windsurfers and two family members. Tonky Frans, Choko Frans, Taty Frans, Kiri Thode and his mother Edelda "Della" Thode, grandfather Florenzio "Bubui" Thode established The Children of the Wind Foundation. It is a foundation to generate funds so Bonairean windsurfers can travel to the upcoming events and so on. They will try to make this happen by organizing positive activities among the young ones and related activities for the elders. Checkout the Children of the Wind Foundation on Facebook. WILLEMSTAD— Curaao airline Insel Air will be flying to Venezuela with smaller aircraft. The five daily flights with MD-83 jets will be discontinued, said director Edward Heerenveen. “This is due to the Venezuelan foreign exchange controller, Cadivi, holding on to our receipts from ticket sales there. We haven’t received any payment for 10 months and now have to take measures.” Bonaire will get a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet flight in 2014, says Arkefly’s (to be renamed just Arke), parent company, TUI Netherlands. Starting July 2014 it will use the new plane for flights to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaao. Details about the upcoming changes in planes, capacity and the summer schedule will be released later on by TUI Netherlands. The Dreamliner is to replace the current Boeing 767-300 that flies three times a week to Bonaire. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Mxima kicked off the Youngsters on Healthy Weight program in Bonaire at Wilhelmina Park during their visit to the islands last weekend. The Youngsters on Healthy Weight ( Jongeren Op Gezond GewichtJOGG) is a Dutch initiative in which 32 municipalities in the Netherlands are participating. On Bonaire the program will be coordinated by Bon Bida Gym/Bon Fysio. On Monday, November 18, a covenant of cooperation between JOGG Netherlands, the Bonaire island Government (OLB) will be signed by representatives of JOGG Netherlands and Bonaire Commissioner of Health Serfilia. In Papiamentu the slogan of the campaign is “ Hoben Sa Bo Peso Adeku” or “Youngsters Know Your Weight.” A 2008 study showed that in Bonaire 32% of girls and 24.4% of the boys between the ages of four and 16 are obese. On Sunday, November 10, around 13:15 pm, the emergency room of the police received a telephone report of a problem from divers who had been diving near Willemstoren. The divers group of about 30 people was there to dive but experienced strong currents. The dive was terminated immediately. A fishing boat that happened to be in the neighborhood put some of the divers ashore. However, tragically one person was missing, Fabian Hernandez, 26 years old He was wearing a fluorescent yellow wetsuit. The police, including several dive shops, Customs, Stinapa, Coast Guard aircraft and the Harbor Master were informed and asked to help with the search for the missing diver. On Monday, November 11, police conducted an interview with the group of divers in connection with the inves-(Continued on page 3) V isit us at our new and modern salon. Call for an appointment or just walk in. S i n c e 1 9 9 4 Services for men and women Haircuts, Coloring, Make-up, Hair removal, Lash coloring Featuring L’Oreal products Kaya Grandi 67 In the Old Dutch Building, Across from Scooters Open : Tues-Fri: 9-12, 2-6 Sat: 9-2 Lots of Free Parking This Week’s Stories A Place For Donkeys On Modern Bonaire? 4, 5 Today A Friend of Mine Died 4 Bonaire Gets A New Medical Center 5 Art In Fashion 6 Med School Volunteers 6 Word On The Street 7 New Playground Dedicated 8 Helmets On Wheels– Honda 8 Goodbye Fishing Line 9 Carel Kraaijenhof Tango 9 Royal Visit 2013 10 Study and Jobs Market 11 Barracuda Butterfly Clinic 12 Behind the Scenes Of the Royal Visit 15 The New Bona Dea 16 Chinese Diplomat Visits 16 Animal Shelter Auction 18 Departments Flotsam & Jetsam 2 Picture Yourself– Bahamas 12 Sudoku, Sudoku Answer 13 Classifieds 13 Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times, Moon Phase 13 Did You Know– Sponges 16 Shopping & Dining Guides 14 Where To Find The Reporter 16 Mast head, 16 What’s Happening, Cruise Ships 17 Pet of the Week (Victoria 18 Bonaire Sky Park (Oort Cloud Comet) 19 The Stars Have It ( Astrology) 19


Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Page 3 Kaya Grandi 32B, down a bit in the alley in between Best Pearls and Gio’s Ice Parlor Phone: 717-9181 Experienced Staff Eye Exams on site Advanced Equipment Lens Fabrication Top Brands: Ray Ban, Oakley, Lacoste, Chanel On The Waterfront at The Harbour Village Marina — Air-conditioning Owned and operated by a French Master Chef Reservations: Tel: 717-7070 email: Zazu Bar at the Harbour Village Marina Open:: Mon-Fri 3-10 pm, Sat: 5-10 pm Bar menu available Tel: 717-7070 email: tigation. As of press time the man had not been found. Thanks to the “Breakfast in School” program (which started in 2004), each school day 350 children receive a healthy breakfast. This successful program is possible thanks to the support from individuals and businesses. To help sustain this project Roan Jaspars and Frederick Vloeberghs will make an attempt to paddle from Bonaire to Klein Curaao sometime during the first week of December. The distance to be covered is 42km. (26 miles). The crossing will be done on stand up paddle boards. For more information and to enter the contest: Fundashon Kuido pa Bista i Oido (Sight and hearing Foundation) is selling tickets for a fundraising Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on November 28 at Eddy’s Gourmandises Restaurant at Sand Dollar. FKBO is one of the most deserving assistance foundations on Bonaire and staffed by dedicated volunteers. They have accomplished much on a shoestring budget. So help them out and enjoy a great dinner at Eddy’s The cost is $60 per person and will go a long way towards supporting FKBO’s 2014 activities. We’ve got our tickets already. Get yours now. Contact : Roxanne.Timp at 715-5552 or E-mail: Support Bonaire, Inc., the organization that formalized and simplified American IRS tax-free donations to Bonaire charities, is shutting down. SBI, spearheaded by Jake Richter (deceased), will stop accepting donations on November 30, 2013. Remaining funds will be disbursed to charitable projects on Bonaire by the end of December 2013. Since its founding as a US501(c)3 charity in June 2001, SBI has been accepting US tax deductible donations from US citizens for various charitable projects on Bonaire. After many discussions, the Board decided to shut down due to steadily increasing operating costs and the time required by the allvolunteer Board members to maintain SBI as well as no desire to use donations for its operating expenses. The NGOs of Bonaire still need the support of donors In light of this need, SBI plans to leave a web page up at with the contact information for NGOs and their projects. FORMA, the training center for adult education, recently presented another certificate of Basic Training to a detainee in Bonaire’s Judicial Institute Caribbean Netherlands (JICN). It is the second time detainees at the local prison completed this course successfully. FORMA and JICN have an agreement to provide some basic training in prison. A teacher makes sure that the detainees are offered an educational program on a daily basis, thus preparing them for further study or a job on the labor market after having served their sentence. Arguably, the best-built car brand that is affordable for persons of average means is a Honda. And one of the best Hondas for Bonaire with its often rough roads, is its mini SUV, the CRV. And one now on display and available at Autocity! See their ad on page 6. Thanksgiving is an American tradition…. And Thanksgiving Dinners at Rum Runners are legendary Go for their All You Can Eat Buffet (at the same price as last year) on Thanksgiving day, November 28. For more info and the menu see page 10. A new exercise/yoga schedule is in effect at Bon Bida Spa and Gym. If you want to improve your health or lose weight join up now. There are 9 different classes to choose from including Spinning, Weight Pump, Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, TRX, CrossFit, Abs, etc… Schedule is on page 15. Following the wet weather mosquitoes are breeding in growing numbers, and several cases of dengue fever have already been reported Keep the area around your home free of clean standing water where the mosquitoes breed to reduce your risk. To help make our underprivileged Bonairean kids happy during the month of December a group of friends came up with an idea. Together with “FESBO” this organization works daily and mostly with less fortunate kids. As they have in past years they are organizing a St. Nicholas Feast on December 1st for 200 kids between 4-8 years and a Fun Fair on December 14th for 100 kids between 9-12 years. A donation of just $15 will provide a gift for a child. For more information on how to help, email or call any time Dalitza Victorina -786-6378, Alda Dirksz-7856378 or Ilva Sint Jago—786-5451. The easiest way to get on line copies of The Bonaire Reporter is to access the George F. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida’s Digital Library of the Caribbean: It’s still free. G.D./L.D. Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2) Bulevar Gob. N. Debrot 74 (Across from Sand Dollar) Phone For appointment 717-7330, Ask for Inge Inge Bruijn Certified Therapist Top Quality Affordable Congenial


Page 4 Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 “T oday a friend of mine died. He was hit by a car and he was left to die like a piece of garbage alongside Donkey Beach. For years this donkey, whom we called "Tiburcio," used to walk into the garden, eat the almonds that had fallen from the tree, climb the stairs of the terrace and join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Weeks passed by when we were not on the island, but as soon as we were back, so was Tiburcio. A faithful friend who liked our company, and we liked him. One day we found a puppy in the remote area of Washikemba, and from that time on we had to keep the gate closed. Tiburcio couldn't come in anymore so we hung a shopping basket with food for him on the fence. He kept on coming every day as usual, but after he had eaten he stayed, hanging around as if he missed the social visits. The last few weeks he started braying every time he saw one of us coming out of the house, loud and enthusiastic: "Hey guys, good to see you today!" That's how it went this morning. This afternoon, at 3 pm, as I was driving back after picking up my daughter at school, from far away I saw something lying alongside Donkey Beach. Even before I got there I knew it was a donkey. The moment I saw his face I knew it was Tiburcio blood dripping from the mouth, the body swollen, shaking, the legs trembling. No sound from his throat. Dark eyes full of pain. Complete silence around us. "Call Marina. The number is in the cellular," I yell at my daughter. I take his head and start talking to my dying friend. Marina is there in what seems to be a minute. She calls the vet. She looks at Tiburcio. "He has internal bleeding," she says. "The vet has to put him to sleep." I hear my daughter asking, "How do you know?" Marina simply answers, "Believe me, I know, sweetheart. I've seen it before." More people stop. Farid, Marina's friend, goes to the truck and comes back with a hammock. He wraps it around the donkey's head against the sun, against the rocks. We wipe away the other little stones from underneath his body, his legs. The donkey pees, his legs become wet. His ears have become very cold. Between the front legs, where a donkey's heart is, he starts sweating terrible cold, ice cold sweat. The vet arrives in what seems to be an eternal 15 minutes. He listens to Tiburcio's heart and says, "Oh, God, let's get it over with as soon as possible." He puts two injections into his neck. A slight sigh from this big beautiful creature and it's done. Tiburcio knew his way around the island for many years. He was not bothering anybody. He was eating, drinking and sleeping and he had his love affairs. He was an intelligent creature enjoying life, like all of us, just minding his own business. He died because somebody drove too fast far too fast. That same someone left him to die in the burning sun, all by himself. That someone didn't have the guts to stay and call Marina or the vet. That someone didn't have the decency to sit with him and say, "Sorry, pal, I didn't mean to." An accident can happen, although it was broad daylight, a road without bushes, no curves. I've seen them strolling around Donkey Beach a hundred times, easy-going donkeys. You can spot them from far away. If an accident like this happens, one has to deal with it. One has to respect life. Life is not only for people. Life is for all of us creatures. Story & photos by Greta Kooistra I wrote the following story about 10 years ago. Alas, it's still appropriate as at least once a week a donkey is killed by a car... which is one too many every week. Bonaire has changed in many ways and there are way more cars, way more people who are so much more in a hurry than ever before and also... the donkey population has grown over the years due to some rather good rainy seasons. Now, if I may say so, I find the island is wa y more beautiful and interesting with the donkeys than without. Of course I know many people see it differently. But it breaks my heart when I see the foals along side the roads, so innocent and vulnerable in such a dangerous place, and they do get killed, just like the poor moms and the wild young stallions. And if that's the price we have to pay to have the donkey's roam free it might be getting too much. Too much hurt... However, luckily, very seldom a person gets badly hurt and also, many times a donkey is blamed while the driver says he or she never saw one. He or she just drank too much or drove too fast and what's easier than to put the blame on a ''stupid'' donkey. So everybody has their own opinion and point of view and all through the years it has been Marina who took care of the sick, the wounded, the unwanted and the dying. Finally the time has come that ''a solution'' has been found for the ''donkey problem.'. It's not ideal, it's not according to everybody's different views and wishes, it's not the best, but apparently it's the best we could do: From November 4th, Marina and her crew from the Donkey Sanctuary started catching the donkeys with the help of the people of Bonaire. ''We pay the people $20 per donkey, but the donkeys need to be unharmed no scratches, no wounds. Aimed Ayubi announces it three times per day on Radio Digital. We're asking the people to let the donkeys into their yards. Mamas and babies have to stay together and the people have to provide them with food and water until we come to collect them. We started in Tera Kora and Nikiboko, then we ‘did’ Antriol and Amboina. From Monday the 18th we will be picking up donkeys from North di Salina, Republiek and Hato. From the 24th of November we will be in Rincon and then it's back again to Tera Kora and Nikiboko. This a four-week schedule which we will repeat until we're done. Jan Laarakker, the vet, is castrating the stallions. All the males that are in good shape and healthy are castrated. Then they get a fluorescent ear tag, which we got from Botswana, South Africa, where all the donkeys are tagged this way. Then the castrated males are registered and set free in a very remote area. Mrs. Odet van der Doest, a veterinarian fr om Curacao, supervises the project for the government. We've got one year to solve the ''donkey problem'' on Bonaire and we're going for it!” Greta Kooistra Today a Friend Of Mine Died Above: Tiburcio visits on the porch. Below: Tiburcio near the end. Photos from Extra Four of the Sanctuary lady donkeys New arrivals with ear tags Donkey Help photo For more information call 782-5520 and please, help to make Bonaire a better place where we don't hit animals and leave them dying on the road. It's all about karma what goes around comes a round if you hurt another soul and animals do have a s oul you will be hurt too. Show compassion and life will be bett er, not only for the animals but for people too.


Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Page 5 BONAIRE DONKEYS NEED HELP. HAS BONAIRE LOST ITS HEART? Dear Editor: I am told that the Bonaire government, the Dutch authorities and Bonaire's Donkey Help/Sanctuary have agreed formally to catch the wild d onkeys, keep the females, castrate the males, and kill the old and sick or injured. On November 9th, 2013, I was informed that 20 or more donkeys had been killed. For a time, five to eight dead donkeys a day were carried to the landfill. [ substantiated by SELIBON (landfill operator) information. Ed ] Myself and many others here on Bonaire, residents and visitors alike, are shocked by this action. It is beyond belief that these 20 or more Bonairean donkeys had to be killed, rather than treated. We feel it reasonable to ask whether they were really in such bad condition, or is this a mere excuse wantonly to destroy these wonderful, harmless animals? Rumor has it that the conspiracy is to kill off all but 200. I know it is hard work, but, in my opinion, Donkey Help falls short of caring for the donkeys put down. Maybe due to work load etc. But the fact remains they have and are putting down donkeys that do not have to be killed, to relieve the pressure they created in this donkey catching campaign. If more donkeys than just those who are sick or injured are killed, then it should be announced openly and subject to informed public debate. In the past, when most of the islands in the Caribbean extermin ated their donkey populations, in the name of "progress," we on Bonaire were happy to decide to cohabit with our animals. Such reverence for our natural heritage has been part of what made this such a great island and such a global attraction to our visitors. It gave us the reputation around the world of caring for our marine and land fauna: truly a green island. It was a culture and ethos of which to be justly proud (Amigo DiTera wrote an article some years ago about our co-habitation.) The veterinarians, as part of their contract with the then government, were expected to treat the injured creatures. Countless hours and dollars have been spent over many years by myself, the Jouberts at Santa Barbara, the Animal Shelter (when it was managed by Elly), and many others, protecting and caring for the injured animals. Has Bonaire lost its heart, or is there a cruel and insensitive caucus who are determined to taint our image and to make us appear that way? The killing and mutilation of the donkeys of Bonaire must be stopped. Is there a warm-hearted solution? Yes. *1. Let us ensure that no one can make a decision about our animals, unless they have a heart-felt understanding of them and all living things. 2. Slow down and manage the traffic. If a car can hit a donkey, it can also kill a person. The guilty are the reckless at the wheel, NOT the donkeys ** (remember Germito killed by a speeding car while on his bicycle on the road to Rincon). 3. Clear back the vegetation that grows right up to the sides the road in places in order to make the vulnerable donkeys more easily visible in advance to approaching drivers ju st as they do in Australia, so that car drivers can see the kangaroos and slow down appropriately. 4. Have all the government administered kunuku wells serviced regularly so as to keep a small trap of accessible water; donkeys make rounds and always come back to their water source. This will help to keep most of them in the bush and off the roads and town. 5. Set aside large parcels of protected land, before we become a concrete jungle. (50 years from now they could become parks, such as Central Park in the center of Manhattan). 6. Have the population secure, or place their trash cans in their yards. (as I told Burber when he was the head of LVV, if anyone needs help securing there trash barrel, have them call me and I will do ithis solution then was to shoot them). Alternatively, SELIBO can supply hooks so that the trash containers cannot be knocked over by the donkeys. 7. Encourage and assist those persons who have fenced kunukus to adopt some donkeys (if they are capable of caring for them). The money now being spent on catching, castrating, and killing and dumping carcasses can be used to fund the above humane measures. If this is not enough then there are plenty of willing volunteers truly happy to help with the above regi-men. It has been suggested, in justification for the cull, that the donkeys are destroying our plant life! This is most likely a myth derived from accounts of other countries. Our donkeys have been in balance with the vegetation of this island for hundreds of years and are part of a delicate ecosystem, not a threat to it. To the critics, I say, "Donkeys and goats do more to fertilize than to harm." About two years ago, Donkey Help, in collusion with the Vet, killed about 20 donkeys. When I asked about it, I was told they were old and aggressive! Also the Donkey help only took females, which disrupted the natural balance to the extent that the predominant male population was competing for the remaining females (which was a part of their running across the roads). Apart from this man-made unnatural competition I have never come across an aggressive donkey. To the best of my knowledge, up until this new agreement, that practice had stopped. Most islands are searching for a touristic icon for guests to associate positively with their memories. Our donkeys are just such iconic symbols of Bonaire and there are hundreds of photographs, past articles and Government-sponsored promotional materials that show pictures of donkeys. To prove this point. With right-minded management of this living resource, it will remain an attraction of major interest to all green groups and will retain our long-standing tourist base, at minimal cost. Our donkeys contribute to our economy and good standing in the world. They do no harm, other than to the thoughtless and reckless of this island. So the intent of this article is to let the public know what is going on and to let the Donkey Help Sanctuary know someone is looking over their shoulder. I received information that said only 100 males will survive and the rest will be put down. My suggestion is to let a person or group on island that is involved with the humane society also check and give final approval of those donkeys that really need to be put to sleep. The decision-makers must be capable of seeing the big picture and have basic humane sensitivities for our fauna. If you agree, please let the government know that this practice of killing donkeys is neither decent nor humane. Al Catalfumo PS: Anyone interested in forming a civil lobbying group to help with this problem please email me: A Bonaire Donkey at the wind turbines Bonaire/Kralendijk – O n Monday, October 28th Mr. Schraeder, Mr. Pieterse and their four assistants started working on their new Bonaire Medisch Centrum located in a brand new building on Kaya Soeur Bartola. After years and years of helping patients in an old and not that efficient building south of the hospital they moved a little north, about the same distance from the hospital. The new Medical Center is easy to reach and there are plenty of parking spaces. Kaya Soeur Bartola is located between Kooijman’s and the Juventus soccer field. Merry, one of the assistants to the two doctors, is very pleased with the new location. Everything is new and clean and efficient, there is air conditioning and the building has a nice appearance. For the moment she has to deal with the absence of internet and the doctors still miss their staplers and their stamps. But who cares. They’ve coped with bigger problems in history! The four assistantsMerry, Rose, Shemedy and Niovis -are pleased with their fashionable purpe work clothes. Outside, a bunch of laborers is busy rolling and crushing and flattening the little pebbles and rocks in front of the building. When this tough work is done a firm layer of tarmac will be laid over the surface to create a flat and spacious parking lot. The new Bonaire Medisch Centrum is a real gain and profit for our Bonairean society. Story & photo by Jan Brouwer Al Catalfumo and friend


Page 6 Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 AUTOCITY B.V. Kaya Finlandi a 9 Email: bonaire@autocity AUTOCITY B.V. Kaya Finlandi a 9 Email: bonaire@autocity AUTOCITY B.V. Kaya Finlandi a 9 Email: bonaire@autocity Tel 717 Tel 717 Tel 717 7800 Fax 717 7800 Fax 717 7800 Fax 717 5254 5254 5254 New Location! Kaya Grandi 38B (Next to Addo’s Books) Exhibition and Sale of Antique Jewelry A unique exhibition and sale of antique and vintage costume jewelry from the collection of Alix van Hees will take place on December 6 and 7 at Image Women in Kralendijk. Alix is a passionate collector of these imaginative jewelry pieces made of non precious or semi precious materials. For many years she has shown and sold her collection of jewels dating from ca. 1800 – 1960 at well known art and antique fairs in The Netherlands and neighboring countries, via her online shop and every other year at a solo exhibition, “Art in Fashion.” She shows her jewelry by period, as a journey through time, a view of what was in fashion between the years 1800 to 1960. It’s a tiny museum of approximately 100 pieces where you can see everything, may touch everything, try on everything and even buy what you like! Prices vary from $75 to $1,400. It’s all about what it does to you, about character. A jewel may be a conversation piece. Authenticity, originality, creativity those are the values on which the jewels are selected. Those are the factors on which their value depends. Is it a true and unique find? Who was the maker? Who was the designer? When was it made? Alix has been on Bonaire for the last year and a half – with a completely new life. Part of her jewelry collection she brought with her, but for a long time this collection was left wrapped in its boxes. Now you may come and admire the jewels in a unique exhibition at Image Women. Imagine Christmas, beautiful clothes, a jewel that twinkles in the candlelight……….. Laura DeSalvo Art in Fashion Exhibition and sale of antique and vintage costume jewelry from the collection of Alix van Hees Friday, December 6 – 9:30am to 7pm And Saturday, December 7 9:30am to 5:30pm at Image Women Kaya L.D. Gerhardts 4 Les Galleries Shopping Malll Kralendijk Alix and Image Women owner, Renate de Boer Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1950s, 5.5cm by 3.1 cm Brooch, unsigned, France, 19201930, 5,1 cm by 36 cm A group of students from St. James School of Medicine formed an American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Their goal: to help the community by promoting health, wellness and education. They have already volunteered at the Special Olympics event not long ago. On Sunday, November 10th, they took it upon ourselves to clean up a portion of Sorobon beach. Spokesman Luis Ruda wrote, “This section was full of debris and a beautiful sandy stretch looked like a dump site. It was a great student turnout and we got great joy knowing we are lending a small hand. It was a great time and we received many thanks from locals and tourists who were enjoying the beach. We like to think that we made a difference in maki ng the beach look cleaner, and we hope to repeat this event next year and make it even bigger and better. Our goal is to continue serving the community of Bonaire. We love our stay here and have embraced the culture and its peop le. We are planning several events for next year to promote health and wellness. So me of the events will be health clinics, health education and more. If there are even ts for next year where we can volunteer, please share them with us. Any information would be valuable.” Unfortunately, the medical schools is set to close at the end of 2014. Luis Ruda 9:30 am -1 pm. 2 pm -6 pm


Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Page 7 Pass by the farm: Kunuku Tras di Montagne For Coffee with delicious goat milk Mon-Wed-Fri, 8 am-12 noon Open House every second Saturday of the month Phone 786-6950 for directions In restaurants and supermarS t. James School of Medicine will close as of January 2015 .... by their own choice. The school had previously filed a petition to begin the process of examination/investigation for recognition under Dutch law, but the school itself chose to withdraw the petition. The process was required in order for SJSM to remain on Bonaire now that the island is part of the Netherlands. Students of Bonaire’s St. James will have to go to the Anguilla SJSM campus to finish their studies. Of note is the fact that the Saba University School of Medicine, on Bonaire's sister BES island, passed the same Dutch "exam" with positive results and will remain on Saba as an accredited foreign medical school. Loss of the medical school is a significant loss for the Bonaire economy, based on past statements by elected officials. €Will the "passive demonstration" planned by SGB personnel dressed "in mourning" (at a location where the King and Queen will be able to see them) get results? The demonstration was in response to a meeting held at SGB where it was announced that beginning in January 2014 there will be major cutbacks in the high school’s budget that will likely result in cutting salaries, personnel layoffs and larger class sizes. Despite the need for the Dutch Government to cut costs, Sra. Bonchi thinks that it would be false economy especially when the same government pointed out that Bonaire schools were not up to European Dutch standards € Deputy James Kroon has announced he is not resigning his post with the island government after all as he had previously announ ced. This new announcement comes after reports that he will definitely not be able to return to his job with Douane (Customs). €We’ve heard that Sara Matera has resurrected the Bonaire Restaurant Association. A meeting last week was well attended and some of the attendees are already addressing some of the problem issues faced by local restaurateurs. Among them are: inability to get consistent product, Curoil deliveries, certain vendors steadily increasing prices.. How about tackling the grocery business "monopoly"? €Sra. Joan Theodora-Brewster, director of Monitoring and Enforcement ( Toezicht en Handhaving ), recently announced that preparations are underway to introduce a boating license ( vaarbewijs ) on Bonaire Just like you need a driving license to drive a car, you soon will need a boating license to drive your boat. This license is in addition to the currently required boat registration, and of course there will be a fee to get the license The politically savvy cartoon characters, Monchi & Tonchi of the local newspaper xtra, probably said it best: ...."then soon a running license, walking license.... mark my words!" €Rumors have been rampant that former UPB Party stalwart Elvis Tjin-Asjoe has begun the preparations of start his own political party to run in the next elections and has gone quite far already. Interestingly, the UPB reportedly has invited him to a meeting next week. What’s the purpose? Reconciliation or retribution? €Lots of activity over the last few months at the location of the former Jan Blonk Boatyard in Hato. Brush and trees cleared, lots of boats lined up being worked on, some being launched. Any readers have any idea what's up? New marine business? Current marine business renting the space? Inquiring minds want to know. € Bonaire is planning to extend price controls which currently apply only to public transport, oil derivatives and eggs. The action is motivated by the outlandish price increases following the adoption of the dollar and the new tax structure. The action was recommended following the results of a study commissioned by the Island Government and carried out by the SEO, Foundation for Economic Research which held discussions with consumer organizations and the commercial sector. Outgoing Deputy Burney el Hage is convinced that if appropriate actions are taken, eventually prices will stabilize and more consumers will have more purchasing power. €Whisperings there is or will be a One Dollar Store" on Bonaire? Oh boy! Where? €If you have a Digicel phone and are planning to travel to Curacao, be aware that you now have to go to a Digicel store befo rehand and arrange for “roaming” as Curacao is now considered “overseas .” That means a deposit of $140 said the Digicel store clerk. Someone we know who visits Curaao regularly was unpleasantly surprised when she tried to call Bonaire from the Curaao Airport. The “Help” operator explained the roaming procedure and said she had to do this at a Digicel store. This was a little inconvenient as she was on the way to a doctor’s appointment. She was able to call Curaao numbers and receive calls from Bonaire, however. €New supermarket parking lots : We wonder what is behind the design of these two new intricately twisting parking lots. Perhaps the supermarket owners, anticipating a robbery, are making sure the robber will have a hard time finding the exit to escape. The red clinkers are lovely, but the drive is so narrow that any car larger than a VW will run over and scatter them in a week. Sra. Bula Bonchi Open Nonstop Monday– Saturday8:00-19:00 Voordeelmarkt Bonaire Bargain Mart Bonaire Bonaire’s Low Cost, High Quality Supermarket E.M. Rijswijk, Denturist ARE YOUR DENTURES: Loose? Cracked? Missing Teeth? In Your Pocket? Worn? Causing Gum Pain? Call For An Appointmen t 717-2248 or 786-3714 Kaya J.G. Hernandez z/n (Near Botika Korona) New hours: 9 am-12 pm, 2 pm—4 pm Monday-Friday Repairs while you wait.


Page 8 Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 ROCARGO SERVICES, N.V. International Freight (Car) BV The ONLY company offering direct weekly consolidation services from Europe/Holland to Bonaire Jupiterweg 1A (Ecopark) 4761 RW Moerdijk, Holland Tel 31-(0) 168-40-94 94 Offering DAILY Express Services from and to Bonaire For shipment tracking The World On Time Kaya Industria 12, KralendijkBonaire—N.A. 717-8922 FAX 717-5791 For All Your Shipping Needs Full service door to door by air and by sea. Customs clearance, transportation, warehousing. International and local relocation. Packing material in stock. Qualified and professional personnel. Timely, accurate and reliable ISO 9001: 2000 Certified Amcar Freight, Inc. The ONLY company offering direct weekly consolidation services from Miami, USA to Bonaire Amcar Freight 12600 NW 25 Street Suite 107 Miami, Fl 33182 T hose tax service ( Belastingdienst ) people aren’t always that serious. Recently the local employees of the office donated equipment for a new playground in Bonaire’s “Den Tera” barrio. The guy shaking hands with the head of Customs Edward Thielman is Thimothy Silberie (left), the representative of Bonaire Sports Commissioner Serfila. Looking on are Juana Eugenia Frans, the representative of Bari o den Tera and behind her Giovanna Thielman, head of personnel at SGB and connected to Foundation “Tabitha Kumi” which offers women and teenage mothers a safe haven. The kids are from the neighborhood. The new playground, “ Kas di Hunga ,” is located in the yard of Kas di Pan church. The facility is an initiative of Foundation Tabitha Kumi -with the help of Max Stuart of the Bureau IntegraleWijkaanpak which is responsible for the living conditions in the neighborhoods of Bonaire. G.D./Karen van Dyke Belastingdienst photo Bonaire/North of Salina/Rincon – T he bad news. On Tuesday, November 12, a 20-year-old youngster had an accident with his scooter/moped. Around 9:30 pm he lost control and hit a wall in the barrio of North Salina. The boy was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Unfortunately he did not survive the crash. At least once a year a person on a motorcycle, moped, scooter, quad or bicycle dies because of an accident. A helmet does give serious protection, as do gloves and boots. We are able to continue life without an arm or leg. We are not able to continue life without our head. The good news. In May 2012 The Bonaire Reporter published an article about Eric and Jolande Gietman and their beloved daughter Rianne. They ride Hondas and wear helmets. They are well known because of their Cadushy Distillery, located next to the old movie theater in Rincon. Rianne, as we all do, grew older. She became taller too. One day her helmet had to be replaced with a bigger one. So the Cadushy family decided to donate the almost-brand-new helmet to the unofficial helmet awareness foundation. Sizes of the black and white full face helmet are: 53-54 centimeters; 20 7/8-21 inch. If you are in the need of a helmet of this size please get in touch with me: It’s the house with the helmets in the tree, Hato. Story & photo by Jan Brouwer This is the 25rthof a series of Bonaire Reporter short articles by J@n Brouwer, about helmets and helmet awareness.


Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Page 9 From Bonaire Nautico Marina in front of It Rains Fishes Restaurant BONAIRE NAUTICO MARINA At It Rains Fishes Restaurant Call Henk at 560-7254 / Bob 786-5399 /VHF 68 THE ONLY WALKON / WALKOFF Catamaran KANTIKA DI AMOR up to 27 adults or larger catamaran KANTIKA TOO up to 50 adults Also available for group trips Daily trips via resorts 10 am, 12, 2 pm YACHTSMEN! Tie up dockside for min. $10/day+ tax (max 1.90 meter draft), Web: Email: Parts and accessories for all brands of bikes and scooters Beautiful Bike Clothes All type of house and car keys duplicated Kaya Grandi #61 “The blue building” Call 717-8545 Open: 8:30-12:30, 2:00-5:30 Owner Operated Featuring Giant, Bikkel and Golden Lion bikes L ooking for a great gift or a souvenir of Bonaire? Local artist Elena has gathered several of her favorite island reci pes and gives us a bit of 17th century cookery history in this useful perpetual birthday/ anniversary calendar. Charmingly illustrated, and reasonably priced at $15, it’s the perfect Bonaire memento or gift for the person who cares for Bonaire. Presently available at: Bonaire Affair, Bona Dea, Bon Pika, Deli Delicious, Flamingo Book Store and Interiyours. O n Friday, November 8th, the San Bernardo church turned into a veritable music temple. The Classical Music Board Bonaire presented a memorable school and evening concert. The evening performance by Carel Kraaijenhof’s group was sold out. The church had been turned into a beautiful concert venue with palm trees donated, excellent sound facilities, atmospheric lighting and a large video screen so even the people in th e back rows could see the musicians. Argentine tangos written by Argentinean Astor Piazzolla created their own special emotional atmosphere. The ensemble was a wonderful example of unity and individual virtuosity giving great power, strength and emoti on to the music. The Argentinean pianist, Juan Pablo Dobal, drew much atte ntion with his elegant and technically perfect playing. Bert Vos, the lead violinist, was equally amazing, and of course Carel with his natural charm and humility was a joy to watch and listen to. From the way he played the Bandoneon it is clear why he is world famous. The sensitive melodies and Carel’s playing showed off the versatility of the instrument. Carel has himself composed many a tango and he treated us to a few of his own compositions where even his hometown in the Netherlands had inspired him to write a tango. The audience was so appreciative that a few encores were given. The committee members of the Classical Music Bo ard were asked if they could organize more such concerts and use the church as venue. It is hoped that a good start has been made in developing a fruitful relationship with the church. The school concert was attended by 550 children during which Carel Kraaijenhof and a few students of Violeta Ro sario performed a few pieces together that they had rehearsed the afternoon be fore. It was a delight to see how Carel united his own ensemble with the students. The children were enthralled by the performances which Carel explained and Mevris Pijpers translated into Papiamentu. On Saturday, December 14th, there w ill the traditional December Holiday Concert. The CMBB thanks all of its sponsors, The Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds Caribisch Gebied and its many friends for making it possible to hold classical concerts on Bonaire. Please do support us and check out website .. Jan Brouwer/Carla Hay/Hans Faassen Carel Kraaijenhof Bonaire/Playa – O n Sunday November 10th a group of experienced volunteers came together at the Dive Inn location of Dive Friends Bonaire to receive information and instructions about the recovery of fishing line. The Fishing Line Project is one of the many activities of the STCB. Every second Sunday of the month a recovery dive is held. Richard Willis informed the volunteers about the importance of a clean sea and the removal of especially new fishing line as turtles and other sea creatures can be trapped by the lines. For turtles the result might be death as they have lungs and have to reach the surface every now and then to breathe. Again the underwater world of the South Pier was the goal. STCB got permission from the harbor master and the captain of the Freewinds who promised not to start his engines to move the propellers. Twenty two divers jumped in the water to find their way in the direction of the South Pier. Among them there were two members of the crew of the Freewinds Especially on the North side of the South Pier, under the front of the hull of the Freewinds, a lot of new fishing line was expected. For some divers it was a new experience to dive in the shade of a huge vessel instead of in the shine of the sun. After the no decompression, one-hour dive the result was a large tub of line, a complete fishing net, lead and hooks and an original American made Zippo lighter with the inscription, “Muys.” After the dive there were some refreshments and the brave volunteers enjoyed a nice lunch on board the Freewinds Free air and fresh water to rinse the gear was supplied by Dive Friends Bonaire. Thank you again: Dive Friends, thank you Freewinds thank you harbormaster. Together we can! Story & photo by Jan Brouwer Jan Brouwer photos


Page 10 Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Spectacular setting for lunch and dinner Try torch-lit dining on the beach The Harbour Village seaside La Bala ndra restaurant is open for Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week—Call for a reservation 717-7500 Think of Harbour Village for your sp ecial events, weddings, engagement parties & corporate events. Meeting rooms and catering available. For special arrangements and quotes, please call or email Harbour Village Beach Club Phone # 717-7500 Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot 71 Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean Bonaire’s most enchanting location ISLAND BBQ EVERY SATURDAY EVENING WITH LIVE MUSIC ISLAND BBQ EVERY SATURDAY EVENING WITH LIVE MUSIC ISLAND BBQ EVERY SATURDAY EVENING WITH LIVE MUSIC O p e n N o n S t o p M o n S a t 7 3 0 a m 8 p m S u n 8 a m Downtown Kralendijk at the old Cultimara Topsupermarket Y o u r F r i e n d l y L o c a l S u p e r m a r k e t L o ts o f Be e r Al c o h o l i c Dr i n k s S o d a s Be e r Al c o h o l i c Dr i n k s S o d a s Be e r Al c o h o l i c Dr i n k s S o d a s Ch i p s Co o k i e s Ce r ea l s Ch i p s Co o k i e s Ce r e a l s Ch i p s Co o k i e s Ce r e a l s a n d a n d a n d F r u i t s a n d V e g e t a b l e s F r u i t s a n d V e g e t a bl e s F r u i t s a n d V e g e t a b l e s F r e s h B r e a d s F r e s h B r e a d s F r e s h B r e a d s a n d M e a t e v er y d a y a n d M e a t e v er y d a y. a n d M e a t e v er y d a y Upon arrival at Wilhelmina Park the royal couple and their entourage which included Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk and Kingdom Representative Wilbert Stolte were greeted by Peter Silberie and hundreds of people. Marlies Tiepel Bonaire Animal Shelter Manager, introduces ChaCha, to Queen Maxima. At the Mangazina di Rei booth in the Park, King Willem-Alexander is introduced to a cooperative iguana At the Mentor Landhuis Monument several people passively demonstrated with signs, many of which concerned the desire for a referendum and the problem of poverty. One sign, in Dutch, read: “You are our last hope.” In an unscheduled moment prior to departure from that location, King Willem got off his bus and spoke with some of the demonstrators Jan Brouwer photo We asked onlookers at various locations: “If you could ask the King one question, what would it be?” Some answers: The youth : What kind of cars do you have? Where are the princesses? Can I borrow some money? What’s it like to be King? The adults: What do you think of Bonaire? Why is your visit so short when there is so much of Bonaire you should see? How can your wife walk in those shoes all day? Will you please come back to Bonaire with your girls so we can show you Bonaire in a family way? The seniors: Where is our pension? We cannot live on $200 to $400 per month. Can you help us? We are all poorer every day. Text by Jane Madden-Disko, Phot os Jan Brouwer and Laura DeSalvo An extensive judo demonstration was presented. Several royal oohs and aahs resulted. While it was a long, eventful day for the King and Queen it was as equally long and nerve-wracking for those lucky enough to be chosen to actually meet the royal pair. You could see the nervous anticipation and expectation on the faces of the “chosen ones.” Many of them were required to be at their appointed places hours prior to the royals’ arrival. But once the gracious King and Queen arrived, the faces of apprehension dissolved into smiles and enthusiastic conversation


Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Page 11 ONLY $27.50 Two seatings available: 17:30 (5:30 pm) and 20:00 (8 pm) Whole Roasted Turkey Served with Three Stuffings Classic American Classic Ground Beef Rum Runners Style I t was the 10th successive year the Study and Job Fair was conducted and it broke records. There were: 51 stands 10 educational organizations (schools, adult education) 32 non educational organizations (businesses, non profit organizations) For the first time we had 5 construction related companies There were about 1100 visitors more than ever. For the first time it was held on a school day and the youngsters came with their mentors. In 2012 there were 710 visitors). It was a most productive and informative day for all. The kids chose the police booth as the most interesting exhibit this year. Wietze Koopman Exhibitors Included: BONHATA Brandweer Bonaire (2 units) British American Books Buddy Dive Resort Christelijke Hogeschool Ede Delta Security & Hospatility Divi Flamingo FEFFIK FKPD Fundashon Forma Studiando Fundashon Mariadal Fundashon Mariadal Fundashon Rosa di Sharon HAN Hogeschool Arnhem en Nijmegen Harbour Village hotelschool The Hague Jacobs Architekten NV Koninklijke Marechaussee Kooyman Bonaire Kustwacht Caribisch Gebied Mangazina di Rei Marchena Construction MCB Bank Bonaire MCB Bank Bonaire NGO Platform Bonaire OCW/RCN Studiefinanciering/DUO (2 units) Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire (3 units) Politie Caribisch Nederland Prive Pro / Onderwijs Instituut Caribisch Nederland RCN p-beheer (2 units) ROA CN Selibon N.V. SGB MBO (6 units) St. Ta Mi Futuro Stichting Krusada Telbo N.V. Tempo Bonaire N.V. Tropical Car Care Unkobon WEB NV (2 units) Woodworkers Bonaire/Silwood


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Great hangout spot for divers and sailors. BEAUTY PARLOR Hair Affair Expert hair cutting, styling, facials and facial waxing. Great new shop on Kaya Grandi. Walk-in service too Beauty Inside Outs— Center for skin care and beauty treatments. Luxury facials, manicures, pedicures, massage, makeup and waxing. Kaya J.A. Abraham #25. CARS AND BIKES De Freewieler sells bikes and all kinds of bike accessories. They do professional repairs on almost anything on two wheels. Have your keys made here too. Want to see You See Your Business’ Advertisement Here? Contact The Reporter at 786-6518 or email laura@bonair Your “bottom line” will look better as a result of advertising with us. 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. ON and IN the WATER Budget Marine has what anyone with a boat needs, and if it’s not in stock they can order it quickly. You can also find special hardware for general use and components for solar and wind electric systems. Dive Friends has four dive schools and three retail shops so you always get the best deals and can be assured of top notch training. Remodeled shop open now. UNDERWATER VIDEO ScubaVision Pro video of your Bonaire vaca tion, above and/or 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. Off Kaya Industria, behind Lucky Supermarket. HOME CARE VanEps Property Management B.V./Bonaire Second Home Care can handle all the needs of second home owners on Bonaire including inspection, management and cleaning. OPTICIAN Buena Vista Optics is Bonaire’s most up-to-date place to get eyeglasses or contact lenses. The combination of experienced personnel and advanced equipment and technology make it a top value PHOTOGRAPHER Bonaire’s creative video and still photographer for the wedding or other important events in your life. ScubaVision, Kaya Grandi 6. See website or ScubaVision on YouTube REAL ESTATE /RENTAL AGENTS Caribbean Homes, “the Refreshing Realtor,” specializing in luxury homes, condos, lots, rentals and property management. Yacht sales too. Sunbelt Realty offers full real estate, rental, and insurance services. If you want a home or to invest in Bonaire, stop in and visit. RESTAURANTS Bistro de Paris— Waterfront location at the Harbour Village Marina. Superb menu, genuine French dishes in a waterfront ambiance. Airco if you want it. Its Zazu Bar is a very popular hangout for divers too. La Balandra at The Harbour Village Resort offers Bonaire’s most spectacular setting. Superb cuisine, top notch service. Eat on the deck or with your feet in the sand. Pasa Bon Pizza —Bonaire’s quality pizza-Best ingredients, best baking and best taste. Great salads and lasagna too. Eat in or take away. Unbelievable Restaurant is offers rooftop terrace dining with a view of Kralendijk bay, a fine menu specializing in prime steaks and seafood. Just a short walk from downtown or southern “hotel row.: RETAIL Benetton, world famous designer clothes available now in Bonaire at prices less than those in US. For men, women and children. Bona Dea is Bonaire’s newest Caribbean lifestyle shop featuring good taste gifts, apparel, shoes, accessories and home dcor SECURITY Special Security Services will provide that extra measure of protection when you need it. Always reliable. STORAGE The Storehouse ( Mangazina in Papiamentu ) offers Secure Storage for Vehicles, Household Items, Diving and Sporting Gear, Business Files or Inventory. Across from the northern hotel row. 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? SPAS/GYM/HEALTH Bon Bida Spa & Gym World Class fitness and health facilityClasses, top notch machines, trainers. Day, monthly or annual rates. Massages by Certified Therapist Inge Bruijn, SUPERMARKETS TOP Supermarket— Conveniently located downtown at the old Cultimara location. Featuring a complete selection including liquors, fresh meat, fruit and vegetables. Warehouse Supermarket on Kaya Industria— Big air conditioned market with a friendly staff, the largest selection and lowest prices on the island. They stock what you need. MADE ON BONAIRE Semper Kontentu goat cheese. Ask for it at restaurants and look for it in the markets. Lovingly handmade. Souvenir mugs available. VARIETY STORE The Tung Fong Store is a great asset to everyone on Bonaire because it stocks so many thing we want: cloth es, hardware, food, auto and bike supplies. If you don’t see it… ask for it. They probably have it. WATER TAXI Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika di Amor. Hotel or downtown pickup The only water taxi to Klein Bonaire with an easy on/off built-in ramp at Bonaire Nautic o (It Rains Fishes Restaurant) Sunbelt Realty Mon-Fri8:0019:00


Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Page 15 T he preparations for the arrival of the king and queen were herculean. Youngsters sports and activity groups were spaced around the parking lot next to Wilhelmina Park. While they were waiting they practiced, chatted, posed for photos When the royal entourage emerged from the bus, first one group, th en the next performed for them: first the BMX hurling through the air on bikes, then the girls’ volleyball team got into a spirited competition. A stop at the chess players’ booth, then on to the judo event, from the youngest to the more mature teens. Going through the Park, they were welcomed individually by 20 different NGOs. From the pier they witnesse d demonstrations of windsurfing, kite surfing, Sunfish sailing and fishing boats. L.D. Healthy Weight The King and Queen kicked off the Youngsters on Healthy Weight programJongeren op Gezond GewichtJOGG) Special Olympics— Bonaire’s Special Olympics Team after their run to meet the King and Queen at the Park Karate— Even the youngest Karate Kid pe rformed some impressive moves. BMX— An amazing show put on by our fearless BMX team Jr. Rangers : The Junior Rangers were there in force.


Page 16 Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 T hat sponges may be the missing link in nutrient cycling on coral reefs? A recent study on Curaao has shown that sponges commonly found on coral reefs take up dissolved organic matter which they then use for rapid cell division. Based on the amount of carbon that they take up, the sponges would be expected to double in size every three days. However, the sponges barely grow at all. This is because once the sponge’s cells divide, the sponge sheds the old cells as waste, which can then be ingested by other organisms on coral reefs. This means that sponges could help answer the question of how coral reef ecosystems are so productive in nutrient poor water. Since it is predicted by some scientist that sponges may dominate reefs in the future, it is important to determine their role in what are now coral reef ecosystems. McCrea Sims Sims is an intern at the CIEE Re search Station who graduated from Wofford College in South Carolina with a major in Biology. Special Announcement: Fourteen CIEE students will be giving talks about their exciting and interesting research projects this week: On Wed. 20th November, from 7-9pm the speakers will be Jacob Tepper, Jennifer Shaffer, Kyra Creger, Mackenzie Mason, Megan Beazley, Meghan Atkinson and Sarah Girouard On Thurs. 21st November from 7-9pm the sp eakers will be Pamela Denish, Austin Lin, Kevin McFadden, Elizabeth Groover, Celeste Moen, Lucia Rodriguez and Michael Kenslea. Each student will present their work in the form of a 12-minute talk. On both nights, the event will be held at the CIEE Research Station (Kaya Gob. Debrot # 26. Photo Credit: Holly Hillenbrand B ona Dea has moved to Kaya Grandi to an attractive larger space and it’s full of new, unique, sometimes one of a kind items. Owner Ilonka shops all over the world to find exclusive items, now adding women’s (not teenage) bathing suits, men’s clothing and some very interesting furniture to her already bright, colorful gift items. The clothing selection has expanded, with that certain look: Caribbean, bohemian, vintage, beach. You will not see yourself coming and going. She carries only one or two pieces of each style. To enter the shop is an uplifting experience. “I wanted to make the shop give off a positive and happy feeling,” Ilonka says. “I want people to come out happier than when they came in.” Bona Dea is at Kaya Grandi #38B, next to Addo’s Books. They’re open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am-1 pm, 2—6 pm. Photos & Story by Laura DeSalvo Owner Ilonka with staff member, Bianca (left) who worked with Ilonka at Best Buddies from 1993 to 1999. Who’s Who on The Bonaire Reporter Take The Reporter Home—1-year subscription: By mail to US $75; By mail to Europe $170. By Internet, Free (asking a $35 donation.) For information about subscriptions, stories or advertising in The Bonaire Reporter PO Box 407, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean; phone (599) 786-6518, 786-6125, E-mail: The Bonaire Reporter, George DeSalvo ( G.D.), Publisher; Laura DeSalvo ( L.D.), Editor Address: P. O. Box 407, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Available online at: Published every two weeks Reporters: Bula Bonchi, J@n Brouwer, Amanda Casten, Al Catalfumo, Jane Madden-Disko, Hans Faassen, Carla Hay, Greta Kooistra, Wietze Koopman, Clara Moskowitz, Belkis Osepa, Luis Ruda, McCrea Sims, Michael Thiessen, Karen van Dyke, Pam Werdath Unattributed photos are by the editor or publisher. Distribution: Marlene & Co. (Playa), Yuchi Molina (Rincon), Divi-Divi Airline, Ava Rose Wuyts (mailing) Housekeeping: JRA. Printed by: DeStad Drukkerij, Curaao 2013 The Bonaire Reporter China’s Consul General, Ms. Qiman Ch en, recently visited Bonaire and was welcomed by the Executive Council. In the photo the Council is joined by several of the island’s Chinese entrepreneurs. Airport: Divi Divi Air EZ Air Insel Air Banks: Giro Bank MCB-Main, Hato Orco Bank Restaurants: Between 2 Buns Bistro de Paris Capriccio China Nobo City Caf Effie’s Deli Delight Gio’s Ice Cream Happy Ice Lover’s Ice Cream-Hato Nadia’s Snack Pasa Bon Pizza Dive Shops: Carib Inn Dive Friends WannaDive Shops: Antillean Wine Company Benetton Bona Dea Botika Bonaire Botika Korona Budget Marine Chat n’Browse City Shop DA Store DeFreewieler Dive Friends Dushi Shoes Exito Bakery Green Label INPO Kooyman Leen Blokker Napa Playa Trading Tung Fung store Hotels: Capt. Don’s Habitat Carib Inn Den Laman Divi Flamingo Eden Beach Harbour Village Hotel Plaza Resort Supermarkets: Bonaire Food Group Hato Minimarket Lucky Market More for Less Progresso Sunshine Top Supermarket Van den Tweel Warehouse Wing Cheung Supermarket Zhung Kong Government: RCN (APNA) Bestuurscollege RCN Tax Office Building (Playa) RCN Building Customs BVO Others: Auto City Bonfysio at Bon Bida Spa Budget Marine Buena Vista Optics Caribbean Laundry Centro di Medico Chamber of Commerce Customs Extra Newspaper Office Green Label Hair Affair Harbour Village Marina Photo Tours Rocargo San Francisco Hospital TCB Telbo WEB office Bookstores: Addo’s Books & Toys Flamingo Bookstore Realty Offices : Caribbean Homes Harbourtown Realty Sunbelt Realty In Rincon: Chinese Store Joi Fruit Store Rincon Bakery Rose Inn Tusnara Market And more… 11/17/2013


Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Page 17 REGULAR EVENTS € Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park Tours $21 (includes tax). Discounts for residents and local people. Tel. 717-8489, 540-9800. € We Dare to Care Park children’s playground closed due to lack of financing. Saturdays €Last Saturday of the month – donate foods and household items to Food Bank ( Stichting voedselbank Bonaire) from 10 am-4 pm, in front of Van den Tweel Supermarket €Open House at Semper Kontentu milk goat farm. Second Saturday of the month, 8 am to 12 noon. 786-6950 Closed until November €Marshe di Kunukeru (Farmers’ Market ) 1st Saturday of the month at Kriabon, Kaminda Jatu Baco #55, next to Aquamarin School, 8 am to 1 pm. €Bonaire Animal Shelter’s “Garage Sale” Pakus di Pruga—every Saturday 8am-5pm. At Kaminda Liberador Simon Bolivar, across from Brandaris Caf. Tel. 717-4989. Drop off cast offs on Saturdays or at the Shelter on the Lagoen Road weekdays. 717-4989 € Wine Tasting at Antillean Wine Company’s warehouse on Kaya Industria, Second Saturday of the month 7-9 pm. ( Always call to make sure it’s on: Tel. +5999-560-7539 ) Snacks and tasting of six wines for $10 per person. € 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 information—7967870. €PetanqueJeu de Boules, Saturdays 2:30 pm Tera Cora Ranch. Info: 786-0150 Sundays €Kunuku Arawak Music, drinks, local food, dancing, 10 am—6 pm. Live music starts at 4 pm. Tel.786-7210 Mondays € Soldachi Tours of Rincon, the heart of Bonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call Maria, 717-6435– Bonaire’s best island tour value € Meet the Captain Night at Captain Don’s Habitat Bar– Get up close and personal with Bonaire’s dive pioneer. The Captain will autograph your copy of his newest book Reef Windows .. Wednesdays Divemaster’s Night at Bistro de Paris Restaurant at Harbour Village Marina. Free house rum when you buy a coke. 30-minute Meditation at Yoga Bonaire 12 noon, Bonaire Basics. Donation. 786-6416 or Fridays Happy Hour party at Bistro Di Paris Ricky Thomas performs Reggae, Soul, Latin and more 69pm. FREE SLIDE/VIDEO SHOWS Monday Touch the Sea Will resume in NovemberDee Scarr, honored as a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, conducts Bonaire's Touch the Sea programs of personalized dive guiding. She presents a unique perspective on critters and corals, plus an updated Bonaire lionfish report, every Monday when she's on-island at 8:30 pm in the Aquarius Conference Center at Captain Don's Habitat, Call 717-8290. Wednesday Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) presents an informative slide show: Sea Turtles of Bonaire, at 8pm, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the conference room at Captain Don's Habitat (717-8290) BONAIRE’S TRADITIONS Mangasina di Rei, Rincon Enjoy the view from “The King’s Storehouse.” Learn about Bonaire’s culture. Visit homes from the 17th century. Daily. Call 717-4060 / 790-2018 Museo Sentro Chichi’Tan historical home, behind Rose Inn, Rincon, open 10am-4pm daily. Tel. 786-6420 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 Bridge Club Every Wednesday, Bridge Club on Bonaire. 19:15, contact Jeroen Seegers for information tel. 7174200 or788-2819 or Darts Club plays every other Sunday at City Caf. Registration at 4, games at 5. Tel. 717-2950, 560-7539. Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 8 pm at Kaya Sabana #1. All Lions welcome. For more information call 510-0710. Rotary lunch meetings Wednesdays 12:15-2 pm Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in Peter Hughes meeting room upstairs above the dive shop. All Rotarians welcome. Call Gregory Obersi 785-9446. Toastmasters Club meets every two weeks. For more information call Crusita de Palm at 786-3827 or Lucia Martinez Beck, at 786-2953. CHURCH SERVICES Protestant Congregation of Bonaire: ( VPGB ), Kralendijk, Plaza Wilhelmina; Sunday service-10 am in Dutch. Rincon, Kaya C.D. Crestian; Sunday service-8:30 am in Papiamentu/Dutch. Children’s club-every Saturday from 4:30-6 pm in Kralendijk, (annex of the church.) Contact; or International Bible Church, Kaya Papago 104, Hato, behind Bon Fysio/Bon Bida Spa & Gym on Kaya Gob. N. Debrot. Sunday 9am-Worship service in English; 10:45am-Sunday school for all ages. Tuesday 7:30 pm-Adult Bible study class. 717-8377 for more info or ride Catholic: San Bernardus in Kralendijk – Services, Sunday at 8 am and 7 pm in Papiamentu, 717-8304. Our Lady of Coromoto in Antriol Saturday at 6 pm in English. Mass in Papiamentu on Sunday at 9 am and 6 pm. 7174211. Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios): Kaya Triton (Den Cheffi). In English, Dutch & Papiamentu on Sunday at 10 am. Wed. Prayer Meeting at 7:30 pm. 717-2194 Ministerio di Kristu Hesus Services Sunday mornings at 10 am at Jong Bonaire Youth Center in English, Dutch and 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 Sunday mornings10am-11:30am. Bible studies in English on Monday nights from 7-8 pm. Contact: 717-3322 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints : Kaya Sabana #26, Sundays: 9 am Sacrament Services (Translation to English and Papiamentu upon request) 10:20amSunday School, 11:15 RS/YM/YW/PH Primary held from 10:20-12 noon Visitors welcome: Information: Call 701-9522 Foundation Fountain of Living Waters, Centro Fuente, Service Sunday at Kaya Aruaco 4 at 6 pm, in Papiamentu and Spanish. For Marriage Counseling, contact 717-2161. Iglesia di Cristo (Church of Christ) Sunday: 10:30 am & 7:00 pm; Wednesday: 7:00 pm. Services in Papiamentu (English also if needed) Address: Kaya Msgr. Nieuwindt 25 (same street as Dr. Dorvil) Cell: 796-0721 email: iglesiadicristobonaire Call The Reporter at 786-6518 if you have something HAPPENING CLOSE-IN EVENTS Thursday, Nov. 21 – Tree Planting, Washington Park 8:30-11 am. Saturday, Nov. 23 Sanikolas (St. Nicholas) arrives at Wilhelmina Park, 3-6 pm Sponsored by Sebiki and MCB Bank Friday, Nov. 29 – Salsa Demonstration Fundraiser for SGB, at SGB, 6 pm Sunday, Dec. 1 Chichi Tan FundashonLocal Artists show work 10 am – 4 pm, behind Rose Inn in Rincon, snacks and drinks too. Friday, Dec. 6Art in Fashion Exhibition and sale of antique and vintage costume jewelry from the collection of Alix van Hees 9:30am to 7 pm at Image Women, Kaya L.D. Gerhardts 4 Repeated on Saturday, December 7 9:30am to 5:30pm Saturday Dec. 7 Christmas Farmers’ Market at Kriabon, 8 am to 1 pm, at Kriabon, Kaminda Yatu Bako #55, next to Aquamarin School -Annual Animal Shelter Art Auction and Indonesian Dinner, Hotel Roomer. Information on, their facebook page or http:// See page 18. Saturday, Dec. 14Holiday Concert Classical Music Board Bonaire, Plaza Hotel, 8 pm DAY DATE NAME ARR/DEP PAX Cruise Line Tuesday 19---Nov.---13 Vision of the Seas 0800---1800 2446 Celebrity/RCCL Wednesday 20---Nov.---13 Noordam 0800---1700 1920 HAL Monday 25---Nov.---13 Emerald Princess 1200---1900 3200 Princess Cruises Tuesday 26---Nov.---13 Vision of the Seas 0800---1800 2446 Celebrity/RCCL Monday 25--Nov.----13 Azura 0800---1800 3080 P&O Cruises Tuesday 26---Nov.---13 Ryndam 0800---2300 1258 HAL Wednesday 27---Dec.---13 Aida Luna 0800---1800 2194 Aida Cruises Tuesday 03---Dec.---13 Ventura 0800---1800 3080 P&O Cruises Tuesday 03---Dec.---13 Vision of the Seas 0800---1800 2446 Celebrity/RCCL Wednesday 04---Dec.---13 Rotterdam 0800---2359 1920 HAL Cruise Ship Tentative Schedule


Page 18 Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Choose your size from 5’x5’ to 10’x20’. Prices from $29 to $147 per month. Call 700-1753 O u t o f S p a c e ? A royal name for a regal red beauty! Victoria is one of those rare female ginger cats, a coloring found primarily in male cats. She wears her "red robes" with style and grace but her regal bearing gives way and she becomes a lump of love when you show her affection. Victoria loves attention and rewards the donor with cat "head bumps" and a "rollover." The sometimes unexpected head bump is essentially a cat's way of bonding and showing affection. It may head bunt humans — or even dogs or other cats. The bump identifies you as a friend, sort of a “kitty highfive.” Only about 25% of cats do the "head bump," another rare quality in Victoria. Continue with the affection session and she'll give you a "rollover," exposing her stomach for rubs. In cat body language, it's a playful way of showing her trust in you – and trying to get your attention. Victoria is about two years old, healthy, sterilized and a mature, calm and quiet cat. She's very unique and the perfect candidate for someone looking for a companion cat that is beyond the hyperactive kitten stage. She's happy just to eat, sleep, give head bumps and get belly rubs. You can visit Victoria and all the Shelter residents Monday through Saturday 8 am-. to 1 pm and 3 to 5 pm at Kaminda Lagun 26A. Tel. 717-4989. WWWBonaireAnimal Jane Madden Disko TUNG FONG STORE N.V. “The Store With Almost Everything” Great Service Too Kaya Korona 52 Tel. 599 717 4224 FAX. 599 717 5224 Opening hours: 8.30 am 12. 30 pm, 2.30 pm 6.30 pm Open from Monday till Saturday. Sundays closed. Victoria N ext month’s Bonaire Animal Shelter fundraising auction will have some truly amazing and valuable items to bid on. For example: an original painting by Ronald Verhoeven titled "Baked Fish," a wood art piece by artist Elena, a huge doghouse made of wood by Paul van Balkom, the original number plates “1-D” used by the Gezaghebber (Governor), a very original cat collar donated by Littman's with a lot of bling bling and a silver name tag, a tattoo made by tattoo artist Andre, kite surfing lessons, dinner coupons and much more art and fun! Check the auction website to bi d on the amazing stuff we offer at http:// Start with the authentic Indonesian dinner at 6pm. Make reservations by calling Paul at 787-0466 or pass by the Shelter to buy a ticket. The Auction will follow the dinner at 8 pm. It’s on Saturday, December 7. Hurry, only a limited number of seats are available. Amanda Casten. H. Verhoeven photo Shelter photos


Bonaire ReporterNov.18-Dec. 2, 2013 Page 19 *to find it... just look up ARIES (Mar. 21April 20) You may have a problem with someone you live with if you don't include them in your gathering. You're in the mood to spend money. You will have a problem dealing with groups. Take precautions while traveling; you don't have to get anywhere that fast. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday. TAURUS (Apr. 21– May 21) Take part in stimulating debates that will allow you to show off your intelligence. A change in position could be better than you thought. Be careful when dealing with superiors. Don't let others put unreasonable demands on you. Your lucky day this week will be Monday. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Insincere gestures of frie ndliness are likely to occur. Relatives may not be telling you the whole truth about a family situation. Your creative ideas mu st be put to good use. You may find yourself changing crowds. Your lucky day this week will be Monday. CANCER (June 22-July 22 ) Concentrate on work or make changes to yourself. You will need to spend extra time sorting through your work. You won't be admired at home if you haven't been taking care of your share of the work. Insincere gestures of friendliness are likely to occur. Your lucky day this week will be Thursday. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You may find that your quick it and charm will help you in obtaining allies. Travel opportunities should be your first choice. Avoid functions that will bring you in contact with those you find difficult to get along with. Avoid lending money or belongings to friends. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Old friends may not like your choices. You need an outlet that will not only stimulate you but also challenge your intelligence as well. Deception is apparent. You should follow through on educational endeavors you have wanted to pursue for some time. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Someone left a real mess for you to sift through. You can get into self awareness groups or look into physical enhancement programs. Your professional attitude will not go unnoticed. Don't allow colleagues to stand in your way. Your lucky day this week will be Monday. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) Educational pursuits should help you develop your hobbies. Try to deal with the problems of those less fortunate; however, don't allow them to make unreasonable demands. Don't be too eager to spend what's left ov er; more unexpected expenses are evident. Work quietly behind the scenes. Your lucky day this week will be Monday. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) You can make financial gains through your unique and creative approach to business. Rest and relaxation may be required; minor health problems will prevail if you don't watch your diet. Take care of yourself or you can expect to suffer from minor illness. Visit friends or relatives you don't get to see very often. Your lucky day will be Friday. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.Jan. 20) It's hard to stay mad if the object of the anger refuses to react. Authority figures may be less than accommodating if you have done something deceitful. Be careful not to exaggerate when interacting with your lover. Unexpected changes in friendships could occur. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) You may have difficulties with foreigners. Don't argue with family. Older relatives may make unreasonable demands. You will be too quick to point your finger at your mate. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Don't be taken advantage of by any fast talking salesperson trying to part you from your cash. Be precise in your communications to avoid any misunderstandings and arguments. Travel will lead you in new directions. Do you really want to start something with someone you can't reason with? Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday. COMET FROM THE OORT CLOUD CAREENS TOWARD THE SUN By Astrologer Michael Thiessen November 2013 I t’s make or break time for Comet c/2012 S1 (ISON ), a ball of ice hurtling toward the inner solar system that will make its closest approach to the Sun this month. Whether ISON will flare into a “great comet” or fizzle out is still an open question, but scientists say either way, ISON offers an unprecedented opportunity to understand the ingredients and history of the solar system. Comet ISON was discovered in September 2012 by two Russian astronomers using telescopes in the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) The comet, made mostly of water and carbon dioxide ice, has been slowly making its way toward the Sun from the Oort Cloud the roughly spherical cloud of comets thought to extend about a lightyear from the Sun, about a third of the way to the nearest star. The comet “is going from the absolute coldest place in the solar system to the absolute hottest,” says Matthew Knight, an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. The ISON comet, known as “Sungrazer,” will make its nearest pass to the sun on November 28, flying close to the surface. “We’ve never had a comet that seems to come directly from the Oort Cloud on its first passage to the inner solar system in four billion years, all the way to within three solar radii of the solar surface,” says astronomer Michael Kelley of the University of Maryland, College Park. Kelley has been part of several campaigns to image ISON using telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona and the Canary Islands. October 9 photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope and other measurements suggest ISON’s core is still intact and the comet is brightening somewhat. This news has heartened some who are still hoping the comet may put on a good show for nakedeye observers after its closest solar approach, or perihelion “It’s still brightening but it has not been brightening as rapidly as we would have hoped,” Knight says. The object is currently about 10 times fainter than the unaided human eye can see, and just on the edge of being visible through ordinary binoculars. Just how bright it will get largely depends on whether ISON withstands its encounter with the Sun or breaks up under the intense solar heat and tidal forces. If it survives, ISON is likely to flare much brighter than it is now as it curves back around the Sun, and will enter a region of the sky that makes it prime viewing. “The next few weeks are going to be a very interesting time,” says Carey Lisse of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Part of the reason ISON is so unpredictable is because it is the first of its kind. “It’s this unique combination where it’s something from the Oort Cloud that’s never experienced this heat before, and then it’s coming into this extreme environment where the change in temperature and gravitational pull makes it hard for us to predict what’s going to happen,” Knight says. When ISON nears the sun, some scientists suspect its top layer will be dissolved, revealing a pristine underbelly—a window to the comet’s core. And ISON’s encounter with the Sun could also serve as a probe of the solar atmosphere, a chance to test the strength of its magnetic field and solar wind. “It’s such a unique appearance that even if it disappoints from the ‘ooh and ah’ standpoint,” Knight says, “I think the science is going to be really interesting.” Clara Moskowitz AFFORDABLE NetTech Tel:717-6773 Fax:717-7854Domain Registrations E-mail Hosting Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus Web Site Design Web Site Hosting Marketing Consulting Internet Consulting Photographic Services Graphic Design


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