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n September 1 BonairExpress
and CurayaoExpress were to get
a new name and aircraft livery, chief
Express executive, Floris van Pallandt,
said last month. The former KLM man-
ager started his new job last April. How-
ever, nothing appears to have
changed, either with the aircraft, staff or
operation. The Travelocity Website ref-
erences the Express flights as EcoAir.
The local BonairExpress manager said
that he knows nothing about a new name
for BonairExpress. The Intemet website,
"Airlines of the World," lists EcoAir's
ticketing code as 9H, the same as used
for the Excel airlines.

P Last Saturday's Air Jamaica
flight to Bonaire was cancelled at the
last minute. Bonaire-bound passengers
at Montego Bay were told that they
would be flown to Curagao where they
would be met by a chartered plane to
take them promptly to Bonaire. There
were only about 30 on the plane and
when it landed in Cura9ao it was discov-
ered that 28 of them were destined for
Bonaire. And, as might be expected,
there was no charter flight awaiting
them. Mr. Campbell, the Curagao Air
Jamaica Station Manager, would not
come out and talk to the passengers who
were told they would be put into a hotel
for the afternoon and evening to await
an 11 pm BonairExpress flight to Bon-
aire. The furious passengers contacted
Divi Divi Airlines who chartered them
two flights at $125 a person. Eighteen of
the passengers chose the charter rather
than waste a day of their Bonaire vaca-
tion. Action is planned to recover the
costs from Air Jamaica.

A The US has withdrawn the De-
cember 2005 deadline for implement-
ing new travel rules requiring Ameri-
cans visiting the Caribbean to hold pass-
ports. The new deadline is a year later,

2006. The new rules are meant to pre-
vent terrorists and other criminals from
entering the US through the Caribbean.
But island leaders complained the meas-
ure would discourage American visitors
who made up 53% of the region's 22
million visitors last year, excluding
cruise ship passengers.

Kingdom Relations Minister Alex-
ander Pechtold has flip-flopped on the
issue of reorganization of the Antilles.
He's back to saying that a restructure of
the Antilles is dependent on: "Proper
and transparent governance with solid
public finances, robust law enforcement
and an effective social-economic policy
to be necessary before a start can be
made to realize constitutional changes."
Antillean Prime Minister Etienne Ys
cannot imagine that the Dutch cabinet
"is committing another judicial mistake
by stipulating the political restructuring
on the financial-economical sphere."
Not all Dutchmen agree with Pechtold.
Mayor Geert Dales of Groningen, The
Netherlands, fears, "If Holland now
places unilateral conditions, the
(constitutional reorganization) process
will stagnate. Then no Antillean politi-
cian, with elections in sight (January
2006), will dare stick his/her neck out.
The consequence will be that for the
umpteenth time the future of the An-
tilles will end up in the trash bin."

The Board of St. Elisabeth Hos-
pital (Sehos) in Curacao, which faces

A The natural coral bridge that spanned a cove along Aruba's west coast
collapsed before dawn last Friday, destroying one of the island's biggest tourist
attractions. The bridge, the largest of its kind in the Caribbean, was 25 feet high
and 100 feet long, said Tourism Minister Edison Briesen. The cause was not im-
mediately known, he said. "It's a very sad day for Aruba and for its tourism,"
Briesen said. "A picture of the bridge appears in almost every promotional flier,
and more tourists visit it than any other attraction." Aruban parliamentarian Dirk
Dumfries said he thought Americans, upset over the freeing of Natalee Holloway
disappearance suspect Joran van der Sloot the day before, were to blame.

a court challenge after refusing to
step down in the wake of a devastating
inspection report, says the report is one-
sided. Federal Attorney Karel Frielink
filed a request for the courts to suspend
the current board. "The Board chooses
to hold on to their seats above the public
interest and so continue an unworkable
situation at the cost of the patients. The
hospital is sliding further and further
down and no longer complies with a few
elementary norms. This is an emergency

A Justice will be meted out next
Monday and Tuesday when Bonaire's
monthly court session will be held in
the Fort Oranje courthouse. In addi-
tion to eight cases involving drug smug-
gling, including an appearance of the
mother who forced her two children to
swallow cocaine-filled bolitas and fly to
Holland, the court will deal with accusa-
tions of theft, brawling, embezzlement,
manslaughter, firearm possession, vio-

lent robbery, passport violations, assault
(biting a police officer), numerous bur-
glaries and more. The public can ob-
serve. Court begins at 9:30 am on Sep-
tember 12; a judge from Curagao will

Kas van der Dijs

A The historic waterfront building,
Kas van der Dijs, is slated for demoli-
tion unless permission is revoked. The
former Public Works building is now

Continued on page 4

Letters (Respect to Bonaire;
BonairExpress Killing Tourism)
Biker's Blast on Bonaire
Gift to Blind Foundation
New "Gum Lady" (Aurora Molino)
Coral Spawning
Local Fishing Tournament
SGB Chez Nous Winners
Dietitian (Breakfast)
Art (Donkey Head)

Flotsam & Jetsam
AMFO/NGO Platform:
Teen Training Center
Vessel List & Tide Table
Picture Yourself
(St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Reporter Masthead
Pet of the Week (Stella)
What's Happening
Dodo Review (Must Love Dogs)
Shopping & Dining Guides
On the Island Since
(Sharon and Danny Bol )
Sky Park ("False dawn")
The Stars Have It

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2005 The Bonaire Reporter
Published weekly. For information about subscriptions, stories or
advertising in The Bonaire Reporter, phone (599) 717-8988, 791-
7252, fax 717-8988, E-mail to: Reporter@bonairenews.com The
Bonaire Reporter, George DeSalvo, Publisher. Laura DeSalvo,
Editor in Chief. Address: Kaya Gob. Debrot 200-6; Bonaire, Neth.
Antilles. Available on-line at: www.bonairereporter.com
Reporters: Barbara Bianculli, Dodo, Jack Horkheimer, Janice
Huckaby, Greta Kooistra, Sara Matera, Angelique Salsbach, Mi-
chael Thiessen, Mark Vermeij
Features Editor: Greta Kooistra Translations: Peggy Bakker,
Sue Ellen Felix
Production: Barbara Lockwood
Distribution: Yuchi Molina (Rincon), Elizabeth Silberie (Playa);
Housekeeping: Jaidy Rojas Acevedo. Printed by: DeStad Druk-
kerij, Curacao

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Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2)

being used as a music school. If it is
torn down it will be the island's fourth
historical monument flattened this
A developer holds an option on the
land in question and has solicited offers
to demolish the 140-year-old structure.
Currently there is no legal protection for
historic buildings although one is under
review by the Department of Legal and
General Affairs.

b A judge in Aruba freed 18-year-
old Joran van der Sloot, the chief sus-
pect in the disappearance of American
high schooler Natalee Holloway. There
were a few strings attached. While the
grounds for van der Sloot's detention
remain, the judge considered the per-
sonal interest of the youngster to allow
him to continue school in Aruba. Van
der Sloot must keep himself available,
report when instructed to do so by the
examining judge and must not travel
outside Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles
or Holland.
The Holloway case has disappeared
from the headlines of American news-

b The Foundation
Animal Welfare Bon- i
aire is a newly regis- t c--
tered non-governmental, X
not for profit, organiza-
tion. With the support of
Stichting Buitenlandse Asielen, local
animal care and welfare agencies, and
private citizens, they say it is their mis-

sion to promote education, support leg-
islation and provide resources for the
welfare and protection of all animals on
Bonaire. To learn more about them, to
volunteer or to make a donation, please
visit the website at www.fawbonaire.org
or contact Alexandra Brown (717-2620,
bandbfarm@yahoo.com, English) or
Ronald Tetteroo (717-4300, pet-
tet@bonairenet.com, Dutch). Donations
may be sent to P.O. Box 324, Kral-
endijk, Bonaire, or deposited directly
into MCB account # 113.067.06.

A The Rotary Club of Bonaire will
repeat last year's successful
"Breakfast in School Program." In-
volved are Kolegio Papa Comes, Princi-
pal Harold Kurban; Kolegio San
Bernardo, Principal Charlotte Dortalina;
and Kolegio San Luis Bertran, Principal
Saartje Landroier. With the assistance
of Seruva, TIS and Eddy's Catering, the
schools pick up about 110 meals each
morning for their underprivileged chil-
Rotary President Edsel Winklaar and
Pieter Groenendal are chairing this

A Captain Don, representing
the Accolade Foundation of Bon-
aire, presented a stereo micro-
scope to Caren Eckrich of Bon-
aire's Sea & Discover Marine
Education Center. The micro-
scope is a donation from foundation
board member George Buckley of
the Harvard University Marine
Ecology Project. This gesture of
recognition for CAREN'S work edu-
cating children in Bonaire about '
wonders of the undersea world ex-
tends to encouragement for Caren's
plans for a coral reef interactive mu- J.
seum. The Accolade Foundation of
Bonaire works with educational and public service NGOs to promote worldwide
ocean conservation.

year's project. Funding is from the pri-
vate sector, especially the Buddy Dive
Hotel and Divi Flamingo who suggest
tourists add $1 to their daily room rate
to help fund this program.

A Jay Haviser, who founded the
Bonaire Archaeological Institute
(BONAI), will be working the next
two years as an archaeologist in St.
Minister of Education, Culture, Youth
and Sports, Maritsa Silberie, appointed
Haviser Director of the Youth and Sci-
ence Stimulation Program called Sint
Maarten Archaeological Center
The two-year program is a joint initia-
tive of the Central and Island Govern-
ments. The Central Government will
pay salary and expenses, and the Island

Government will provide a work facil-

A Aruban Minister Candelario
"Booshi" Wever of Public Health and
the Environment Milieu approves of
spear fishing in Aruban waters. Ac-
cording to Wever, people who practice
spear fishing are responsible and will
not endanger nature. He also does not
think spear fishing would damage the
coral reefs because it is done far away
from the reefs. According to him, water
sport companies damage the reefs more.

A During the month of September
world-renowned marine naturalists
and authors of the Reef Fish Identifi-
cation and Reef Fish Behavior books,
Ned and Anna Deloach will be at the
(Continued on page 11)

Bonaire Reporter September 9 to September 16, 2005

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It was very painful to most Bonaire-
ans- the destruction and loss of Haus-
mann's Folly a Bonaire monument.
But look at what we have to deal with
now! In a great rush the new owners
demolished the Folly in early January.
What do we have in its place? An eye-
sore of rubble with great gaping holes
where they removed the cistern and the
septic system. Not only is this a disaster
to look at located on a main tourist
route but is not the terrain in itself
very dangerous? Cruise season is al-
most here what a beautiful first im-
pression! Shouldn't the new owners be
required to enclose the property for
safety's sake, not to mention to present
a better view along our waterfront? Is
there a law? Can anything be done?
It seems to me this is the ultimate for-
eign investor's insult to the people and
the dushi island of Bonaire. How about
a little respect for Bonaire?

Dear Editor:
I will sadly relate the tale of my trav-
els back from the US, connecting
through Aruba, as an illustration of the
worse than poorjob our "national" air-
line is doing in transporting tourists and
locals alike.
We traveled on US Airways to Aruba,
and had some delays originating from
bad weather the day prior to our depar-
ture. We did, however, arrive in what
should have been plenty of time to
make our connection to Bonaire. I ar-
rived at the BonairExpress counter 45
minutes prior to departure time and was
told the "flight was full." I explained
that we were connecting from another
airline and that we had confirmed seats
on the flight. "The airplane is
full." Not even an apology! Thank-
fully, due to the fact we had been de-
layed, US Airways kindly put us up for
the night and confirmed us on the 9am
flight to Bonaire.
The next morning we arrived two
hours ahead of departure. They were

busy selling tickets to passengers in
line in front of me. When I arrived at
the counter: "Sorry, the airplane is
full." I was incredulous. They denied
that I had a confirmation, although I
had the printout in my hand. They told
me we might be able to get out standby
today. My family of five on
standby. Not likely. When I pointed
out (loudly) to the girl that she had just
been SELLING seats, she shrugged.
I met up with a group of 24 or 25
Bonaire-bound tourists all camped out
by the reservations office in the same
boat as we were. They delighted them-
selves in photographing my toddler,
whom they mercifully had given a bag
of potato chips to (especially since we
had not had breakfast and were not
given a voucher for anything by Bo-
nairExpress). They had been stuck
since the night before. All had arrived
on connecting flights from the US and
found their seats sold out from under
them. None were happy, but they were
a jovial bunch.
Even more disgracefully, BonairEx-
press had the chutzpah to charge us all
$100 extra ON TOP of our existing,
paid-for tickets (do the math, they net-
ted over $2,000)! We were outraged,
but that was less money than a hotel
and food would have cost. They had
wanted to charge even more than that,
but lowered it when there was a general
uproar. We did not have the money to
pay our tickets, so these kind tourists
all pitched in to pay the $200 (they

had argued and managed to get our kids
on for free). I was moved to tears by
their kindness and generosity.
All of their vacation money was spent
in getting hotels for the night
(BonairExpress covered NOTHING for
them) and extra costs to get to Bon-
aire. How many of them do YOU think
will be repeat visitors!?
I read recently that the transportation
commission was thinking of pulling the
airline's permit due to their abuses and
bad service. I can now see why.
All I can say is that BonairExpress is
a NEVER AGAIN experience. I hope
that Divi will expand service to Aruba
and increase capacity to Curaqao as
well. They do get you where you need
to go, and on time to boot! Shame on
BonairExpress! It is an embarrassment
to the island to have our name on such
a disgrace of a company that is doing
so much real harm to our island and the
people who are struggling to eke out a
living here.
Elise Seraus, Bonaire

Bonaire Reporter September 9 to September 16, 2005


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Teen Training Center

The Stichting


Activities of s
AMFO and the
NGO Platform

An Insider's View of a Valuable Bonaire NGO

One of the reasons that a comprehensive, monitored grant system was put in
place in the Antilles was to combat poverty and social situations that serve as
breeding grounds for crime, abuse, sickness and misery.
AMFO's leadership in the administration of donor funds from the Netherlands
can help worthwhile projects can be successful. This story is an example.

Turning words into action
You are a concerned and caring
adult. After endless discussions
with neighbors and friends, you decide
you must take action. The status quo is
no longer acceptable. You form an ac-
tion group of like-minded individuals,
invest time and money and develop a
plan to help change the existing situa-
tion. You're an NGO.

The target group for your project is
the neighborhood's at-risk teens, aged
12-16, who are not a part of a produc-
tive peer group. Your Board and Man-
aging Director, Mick Smit, take on the
awesome challenge to make a differ-
ence in the lives of these overlooked

teens. Let's consider how you do it.

Creating afertile environment
Children learn by watching and doing.
What some youngsters have seen or
experienced may negatively affect their
growth into healthy functioning adults.
They can learn to take control of their
own future by being in an environment
where success builds character. Do we
provide our children with enough alter-
native settings where they can learn by
doing? Or do we just tell them what
they must do?

training using a struc-
tured program with a
vocational focus. These
are select programs that
help the young adults.
They're not just pro-
grams that the leaders
enjoy doing. First aid,
swimming, snorkeling,
diving, boat handling,
computer, sewing, tae-
kwon-do cooking,
serving, reception,
housekeeping, land-
scaping, maintenance,
trade skills, building,
plumbing, electrical are
among the possible of-

Recruiting motivated
To locate candidates for this pro-
gram, mentor Louis Winklaar went ii
Bonaire neighborhoods and talked in-
formally with teens about the Trainin
Center. Others heard about the projec
by word-of mouth. Those who were
interested showed up on August 15 tc
learn more, and many returned to con
mit to the program. "Kids must know
for sure that they want to do the pro-
gram, we don't force them," says Mid
"People learn best what they choose 1

"Once a youngster wants to partici-
At the Training Center on Bonaire, pate, it is up to us to find out his or her
motivated at-risk teens learn responsi- needs and strengths," Mick continues.
bility within a common peer group set- "Then we set up activities where he/she
ting. Here they participate in life-skills can be of help to a group because of

A volunteer teaches sewing skills

those strengths. For example, one boy
was not valued by the group because he
was very small. However, he was good
in mathematics and was able to read a
compass. We designed a fun group ac-
tivity where navigating by compass was
necessary, and this boy was appreci-
ated." That's an example of how the
program activities evolve from the
needs of the group. Some kids have
little success in regular school lessons,
but they might do well in boat repair or
knot tying. It's important to help people
accomplish goals, small goals at first.
"We might ask a child, 'Will you help
me fix this bike?' and then praise the
effort, or the skill, or the attitude, what-
ever the person has contributed. It's
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Page 6

The Stichting Project
(Continued fom page 6)
necessary to point out
the accomplishments

Building a
foundation of trust
To help youth ac-
quire positive behav-
iors, it's important to
identify admirable
actions and encourage
the development of
that trait. At the Cen-
ter, this is often done
during a "debriefing,"
the discussion and
evaluation time after
an activity. "We try to In CPRpr
stop an activity while
interest is still high and talk about it.
'What went wrong? What went right?'
Most kids I work with aren't used to
this kind of talking," smiles Mick.
"They are used to adults just giving out
punishments! It's important that the
kids can depend on Louis and me be-
cause they haven't always had adults
they could count on. We can't back
down on a promise to them. We must
be able to admit our shortcomings."

Developing pride in achievements is
one of the important tasks of the Train-
ing Center. "We don't say 'I'm proud
of you' when a person does well; we
say, 'You should be proud of your-
self'." Another goal of the Center is to
help teens learn to talk to each other

practice Racshid learns makes perfect

and trust one another, a first step in be-
coming part of a social group. When
you trust the person holding the other
end of the rope on a climb, it's like
trusting society. We all want to be part
of a group, or society that's part of
the human condition. However, if chil-
dren don't create bonds within their
family, church, school, or friends, then
they will look elsewhere perhaps in a
bad place, like a gang. Many people
who lack social skills are aggressive
and disruptive in the family, school and
workplace. Society, as a whole, pays
the price for their inability to relate to
others appropriately. These people need
help to learn more effective ways of
relating with empathy. The Center tries
to help kids learn how to show frustra-

tion, displeasure and
disinterest in proper
ways. It also teaches
them how to "cheer"
for the group and
thereby understand
being part of a soci-

Recent studies
have found that con-
ventional psycho-
therapy and counsel-
ing often carry little Gorialearnt that Tai
clout-at least in a o h fine
reducing violence in and sevf- onfidena
teens. Likewise, ju-
venile boot camps,
moving children into
the adult justice sys-
tem and shock pro-
grams like Scared Straight (where de-
linquent children are given graphic de- Editor's note:
scriptions of prison life by jail inmates) The Training Center has
are similarly ineffective. Instead, be- many immediate needs. There
havior management and skill- are numerous youngsters waiting to
building methods are much more use- join the programs as the good news
ful. So, good work, Training Center of is spread by the involved teens.
Bonaire; you are right on target. Keep it Please contact Mick Smit at 786-
going and lift our valuable youth to- 6816 if you wish to make a donation
ward a bright vision of hope for the fu- of time, money or supplies to this
ture! Story & Photos by Barbara Bianculli valuable grass-roots organization.

_. AMFO: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot #31, Bonaire. Tel. 717-7776, Fax
SF O 717-7779, website: www.samfo.org, email: info-bon@samfo.org

F TNGO Platforma Bonaire: New address as ofAugust 1:
Plaza Terras, Kaya Grandi 23, Rooms E,F,G. Tel. 717-
A 2366, Fax 717-2367, website: www.ngobonaire.org,

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Biers'Blast on Bonaire

M otor-
clists from
around the
world de-
scended on
from Sep-
tember 1-6at
traffic, turn-
ing heads
and deafen-
ing passers
by. You
either love
'em or hate
em. There
didn't seem Start of the island tour in Kralendijk.
to be an in-
between. We love 'em.
They bring color and excitement, characters, tourist dollars and pleasure to the
many who enjoy watching and listening to the sometimes exotic machines. Despite
advice from
the promoters
of the event,
the riders
couldn't resist
gunning their
machines even
in town.
During the
weekend more
than 350 mo-
torcyclists pa-
raded through
the streets of
the main roads
and barios.
They visited
all the top
tourist spots.
The RO/RO Bonaire Biker "TC" wears her "colors" and usual big smile
cargo ship
Don Andres
brought bikes from Aruba and Curaqao. Others came from the US, Holland, St.
Maarten, and even Costa Rica (where the Bonaire bikers visited in April).
Captain Don's Habitat was one of the principal sponsors together with J.C.
Herrera, City Caf6 and NAPA Auto Parts. Other sponsors were MCB, RBTT, Segu-
ros Orinoco, Warehouse Bonaire, Rent-o-Fun
Activities were centered between Karel's Beach Bar and City Caf6, but it seemed
that every time you turned your head there was a motorcycle parade. Organizers of
the event were all respected Bonaire businessmen: Orlando Francisca, Mocky Ar-
ends and Norman Evertsz, with help from Jack Chalk and several others.
If you were a biker you had to feel that Bonaire was a Biker's Paradise.

for the
Blind Gets

R ecently the Dutch
Royal Navy vis-
ited Bonaire with a gift
for Bonaire's blind. A
large consignment of
books in Braille were
presented to the 30-year-
presented to the 3-year-Foundation Vice President Onnie Emerenciana and
old Foundation for the
Blid. The boos were the Captain of the navy ship Pelican.
Blind. The books were
donated by the Dutch
Foundation FOVIG. President is Angelette v/d Lip.
The revitalized Bonaire Foundation for the Blind is working on establishing a
center for blind people.
The current governing board consists of: President Elka Coffi, Vice President
Harlton "Onnie" Emerenciana, Secretary Roxanne Timp, Treasurer Gino van
Arneman, Second Treasurer Elsa Molina. Board members are Louise "Wicha"
Coffi-Green (charged with daily activities), Vanessa Tunk and Lelia Booi.
For further information call Louise "Wicha" Coffi at 717-8171 or Roxanne Timp,
717-4703. Direct donations are of course also most welcome, Account #109,702,04
at the Maduro & Curiel's bank (Bonaire) V.V., in the name of the Fundashon Bo-
nairiano pa Siegunan. Press release

The New
"Gum Lady"
Seen at the Bonaire Fishing Tournament was Aurora
Molino, the new "Gum Lady," who has replaced the fa-
mous Petra who passed away. Look for Aurora and buy
some gum from her at Karel's Beach bar, the Divi Fla-
mingo Casino, the Stadium and other hot spots in Playa.

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elow is a table, courtesy of Mark Vermeij, for spawning date predictions
for the Southern Caribbean, Bonaire and Curaqao. Get out on a night dive
and experience an explosion of life. G.D.

Latin name Full moon on Days after full moon

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A= first spawning (Sept) Sep 18* 21-Sep 22-Sep 23-Sep 24-Sep 25-Sep 26-Sep 27-Sep

B= second spawning (Oct) Oct-17 20-Oct 21-Oct 22-Oct 23-Oct 24-Oct 25-Oct 26-Oct

1. Scleractinia Stony corals

1.1 Acropora palmata Elkhorn Coral A ?** 21.15-21.45 21.15-21.45 ?

1.2 Acropora cervicornis Staghorn Coral A ? 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 ?

1.3 Diploria spp. Brain corals A ? 20.45- ?
1.4 Montastrea cavernosa Large-cup Star Coral AB ? 21.30-22.30 21.30-22.30 ?

1.5 Montastrea annularis Mountainous/Boulder Star AB ? 21.30-22.30 21.30-22.30 ?

1.6 Eusmilia fastigiata Flower Coral AB ? 21.15-22.30 21.15-22.30 21.15-22.30 21.15-22.30
1.7 Madracis senaria Ten-ray Star Coral AB ? ?

1.8 Agaricia humilis/A. Lettuce Coral AB all night all night all night all night all night all night all night

1.9 Stephanoecoenia Blushing Star Coral 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00 21.00-22.00
2. Echinodermata Sea-urchins, -stars, -
2.1 Diadema antilliarum Black Sea-urchin AB 12:00 till around 18:00, every afternoon
Holothuria mexicana Donkeydung Sea Cucum-
2.2 Ophiuroidea Brittle stars/serpent stars AB 19.30-22.00, every night

3. Gorgonacea Gorgonians
3.1 Plexaura Sea Rods AB around 19.00, every night
4. Annelida Worms

4.1 Hermodice carunculata Fire Worm AB 12.00 till around 19.00, every afternoon

4.2 Spirobranchus Christmas Tree Worm AB around 19.00, every night

5. Spongia Sponges

5.1 Neofibularia nolitan- Do-not-touch-me Sponge AB 14.00-17.00 14.00-17.00 14.00-17.00 ?

*Full moon on Sep 18 is at 2.00 am, which is actually the night of the 17th.
It may be that the spawning dates will consequently shift one night backward, i.e. for Sep 21st, shift to 20th

** Question marks indicate there may or may not be spawning on that night

KRALENDIJK TIDES (Heights in feet, FT)
Remember: Winds and weather can further influence the local tides
9-09 3:21 0.9FT. 17:26 1.8FT. 70
9-10 3:58 0.8FT. 18:13 1.9FT. 62
9-11 4:29 0.8FT. 19:08 2.0FT. 56
9-12 5:05 0.8FT. 19:57 2.0FT. 52
9-13 5:39 0.8FT. 20:46 2.0FT. 55
9-14 6:06 0.8FT. 21:41 2.0FT. 63
9-15 6:31 0.9FT. 11:31 1.2FT. 14:18 1.1FT. 22:29 1.9FT. 74
9-16 6:55 1.0FT. 11:48 1.3FT. 15:51 1.1FT. 23:21 1.8FT. 85
9-17 0:09 1.7FT. 7:15 1.1FT. 12:14 1.4FT. 17:17 1.1FT. 94
9-18 1:14 1.5FT. 7:22 1.2FT. 12:55 1.5FT. 18:53 1.1FT. 99
9-19 2:28 1.4FT. 7:09 1.2FT. 13:45 1.6FT. 20:51 1.1FT. 101
9-20 4:50 1.2FT. 5:36 1.2FT. 14:35 1.7FT. 22:53 1.0FT. 98
9-21 0:26 0.9FT. 15:38 1.7FT. 91

Bonaire Reporter September 9 to September 16, 2005

Alter Ego
Anything Goes
Bright Sea

Camissa, Chan Is.
Cape Kathryn

Endangered Species
Flying Cloud, USA

Good Hope
Guaicamar I, Ven.

Jan Gerardus

Key Lara
Luna C. USA
La Baronne
La Serena
Live Your Dream




Samantha Nova
Santa Maria
Sandpiper, USA
Sea Witch
Sho Fun Time
Side By Side

Slow Dancin
Sylvia K

Ulu Ulu, USA
Unicorn, Norway

Varedhuni, Ger.

Yanti Paratzi

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LocalFishing Tournament '

- -wi a

Captain Bernadina (left) ofCha-
Anne and his crew, Leo, won two
firsts in the big boat category- total
number of kilos offish (72) and total
number offish (58).

amount of kilos of fish, most fish and
largest fish. This year the small boats
out-caught the bigger ones.
Always a crowd pleaser, the Pal'i Wiri
band played and dancers filled the patio.
As the catches were brought in, people
crowded around the weighing station.
Zamir Ayubi of Radio Digital 93.1 FM
broadcasted live from the site and talked
with the organizers and the fishermen.
Kids ran around, playing with each other
and having fun with the adults.
Organizers of the event were Papi An-
toin, Richard Beady, Pancho Cicilia and
Dui Diaz. Prizes were contributed by
Botu Blanku Marine, the Bonaire Gov-
ernment, Krioyu Paint, Achie Tours,
Richard's Restaurant, local banks and
many others. As well this year AMFO is
supporting the event. The Bonaire Local
Fishing Tournament a true cultural land-

Provisional Winners
(Prizes awarded after we go to press):
Small Boats Hunter won first in two
categories: Number of kilos (156) and
Total Number of fish (134). Captain is
G. Emerenciana.
Biggest fish at 10 kg. goes to Nancy
2 Skipper: Gielmon "Funchi" Eg-
Big Boats Cha-Anne won first for
Number of kilos (72) and Total Number
of fish (58). Captain was
C. Bemadina. A ME
Fran Mar won for big- .
gest fish (8/2 kg). Skipper: F O
Luty Craane. L.D.

L VchiefRocky Emers

Bonaire Reporter September 9 to September 16, 2005

Page 10


I |fl

Flotsam &
fom page 4)
Dive Re-
sort. A
wide range
of educa-
tional ac- Ed and Anna Deloach
tivities are
planned including guided boat dives
(Mondays and Wednesdays-2:15 pm),
guided snorkel tours (Tuesdays- 2 pm)
and slide shows (Tuesdays- 7 pm).
Events began on August 31st and will
continue until September 23rd
All activities are free for Buddy Dive
guests. You can get your personal copy
of the Deloachs' books autographed
during Buddy Dive's weekly manager's
Rum Punch Party every Friday between
5:30 and 6:30 pm.
The books have improved the quality
of diving for many. The Reporter pub-
lished this account from a local diver,
"The gelatinous material was protrud-
ing fom her. She was in the process of
releasing her eggs......which as I knew
from reading Ned Deloach's book, Reef
Fish Behavior, should be a "coiled raft"
of eggs. I also recalled from the book
that the only documented observations
of fogfish spawnings were in aquari-
ums, not in a natural environment.

A Does anyone know what this sign
means? We don't. One of our readers
asked if we could find out. If you do, let
us know: Call 717-8988/786-6125.

And the winners of this year's Italian Experience are...

F ive Students
from SGB
Chez Nous have
been selected to
participate in the
next Italy Stage in
Emilia Romagna
this October. Those
selected are:
1. Channethon
2. Minosca Mercera
3. Angel Albertus
4. Shakira Mattew
5. Gianna Martines
Reserve is Mariana Cicilia. Teacher Vernon Martijn will accompany the group.
photo & story by Sara Matera

Bonaire Reporter September 9 to September 16, 2005

Page 11

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

The leading consumer and business
information source on Bonaire. Tele-
phone (599) 717-7160. For on-line yel-
low pages directory information go to

Trees and plants, Bonaire grown.
8000m2 nursery. Specializing in garden/
septic pumps and irrigation. Kaminda
Lagoen 103, Island Growers NV (Capt.
Don and Janet). Phone: 786-0956

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

Make it more livable from the start.
Interior or exterior design advice, clear-
ings, blessings, energy, healing, China-
trained. Experienced. Inexpensive.
Call Donna at 785-9332.

Starting from NAf5 per meal. Call
CHINA NOBO 717-8981

100% natural body salts "Scrub Me"
100% natural Bath Salts available at
Chat-n-Browse, KonTiki and Jewel of
Bonaire or call 786-6416 for more infor-

Pet boarding / Dierenpension
Day and night care. phone: 7864651

WEB Water Bill Problems?
I am compiling a list of WEB customers
who've experienced isolated, outra-
geous monthly water bill charges, so
that as a group we can recover our ex-
cessive payments. The problem is not
your "running toilet"! Please send a
confidential email with your contact
information to honestwater@tyahoo.

Page 12

European vogue for the modem woman.
Call for an appointment 717-5215.
Europese mode voor de modeme vrouw.
Bel voor een afspraak 717-5215.

For Sale
Wooden Baby Crib (no mattress) full
size, top quality (USA), excellent condi-
tion. NAf 250,00. call: 786-5209 or 786

Suzuki Samurai In good shape
NAf5.500 Rogier: 791-2439

Beautiful Indonesian Teak Desk.
180x90 cm, 14 drawers, 2 cabinets. Mod-
em / Classic design. NAf2.500 Rogier:

Toshiba HD projection TV-61A62, a.g.
a.n, biggest in Bonaire:
(1,3mxl,5mx0,65m) (4ftx5ftx2ft) with
warranty: 2600Naf Sony MHC-GN800
prof. Hi-Fi component surround system
with 5 speakerboxes,MP3,mic,c.d. (3),
double tape deck etc. NAf700 (was

Stroller NAf100 Tel:.717-7977

1989 Green Jeep Cherokee with auto-
matic transmission. In good condition.
NAf10.000 or nearest reasonable offer.
Call 717-5571 or 785-9409

Revolving CD-Stand, made of wood,
holds about 300 CDs, NAf75.00; for more
information, please call 717-2848.

LADA NIVA (jeep) for sale
1991-4X4 drive 1.6 Cyl. 95.000km
NAf5.400 717-2844 or 786-2844

Mitsubishi Diesel -double cabin pick
up 4x4 for sale Year 1994 NAf 5.500 Call

Nissan Micra for sale-good condition
NAf4.500 Call791-5190

Pro p e rtyi,
Sales a
Flen ta I s

For Sale: Spacious house with spec-
tacular views on private property. Kaya
Peridoto 21, Republiek. 786-5209 (owner)
or 717-7362 (listing agent).

For Rent: Fully furnished, well secured
one bedroom apartment with big porch
and garden in quiet surroundings for max.
3 months. Tel.717-7977

For Rent: Comfortable 2-bedroom
beach villa-weekly or monthly-choice lo-
cation-privacy & security. Phone (Bon)
(599) 717 3293; (US) (570) 586 0098.
May 20 until Jan. 8th.
info@pelicanreefbonaire.com or www.
pelicanreefbonaire.com -

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All About


T he school year has just
started. Encourage your
child to start the day with breakfast!
Breakfast is very important to
help a child perform well in school.
By skipping breakfast your child
will not make up the nutrients
missed at that meal.

Why Breakfast?
Kids learn better if they eat breakfast. If you as a parent eat breakfast, you may
get more done in the morning, too.
Eating a good breakfast helps control the urge to nibble or eat too big a lunch.
But even with breakfast, young children need a small morning snack during the
school break.
Children may get morning tummy aches if they miss breakfast. These aches are
usually hunger pangs.

Smart ways to make breakfast for your child successful!
Eat breakfast yourself. "Showing" teaches more than simply "telling." Your child
will follow what you do.

If time is an issue for you.....manage your early morning time.
Start making breakfast the night before.
Go to bed earlier, so you get up earlier.
Stock your kitchen with quick-to-fix breakfast foods.

Consider your child's needs.
Offer two or three food choices. That helps your child feel in control of breakfast
Give your child time to wake up. Many kids aren't hungry right away. Rushing
puts pressure on breakfast eating.
Invite your child to help prepare breakfast on a morning when you are not in a
rush. It can be a nice way to start your child's day. Yours too.

Some easy ideas for quick breakfasts:
Ready-to-eat cereal with low fat milk and fruit is a good and easy choice. Make
sure the cereal is made from whole grains and does not have a lot of added sugar
and salt. You can do that by checking the list of ingredients carefully. The FIRST
ingredient on the label should be a whole grain.
Peanut butter or jam on whole wheat toast or whole grain crackers is another
good nutritious choice.
Fresh fruits or a glass of home made fruit shake with low fat milk can be a deli-
cious, nutritious selection. Angelique Sals-

Angdlique Salsbach, a dietitian with Bon-
aire's Department of Health and
Hygiene, has a radio program every other
Tuesday 9 to 9:30 on Bon FM. Write her at
dietitan@bonairenews. com r _

Picture Yourself with the Reporter

St Louis, Missouri, USA
M aureen Felida's hus-
band, Robby Felida,
was elected to assist as a dele-
gate at the 58th General Con-
ference of the Seventh Day
Adventist Church. He took
some Bonaire Reporters with
him and took pictures on the
Kiener Plaza in St. Louis in
front of the Arch. Robby,
Maureen and sons, Robert
and Robertico all enjoy read-
ing the Bonaire Reporter.
Maureen says, "You're doing
a great job. We would be glad
to see our picture in the Bon-
aire Reporter. Thanks and
God bless you."

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S 4 tella" is a little fatty and oh so
Scute. Just look at that expres-
sion. She enjoys life and all its bounty
and is ready to have a good time. A pup
like this with such a personality gives
us lots of laughs. Stella is a little over
four months, and she'll grow up to be a
smallish dog. And she has the softest
fur -just perfect for petting and snug-
gling. She was brought in with her sis-
ter, "Sophia," who's already been
adopted, by a family that had "too
many dogs," a common reason for
bringing pups to the Bonaire Animal
More and more people know that
bringing their unwanted pets into the
Shelter will offer those cats and dogs
the best possible future. The animals
will be checked by the vet, given their
shots and tests and, if they're social,
they'll be put up for adoption. And the
adoption fee of NAf105 for dogs in-
cludes all of the above plus sterilization
when the animal is old enough. It's a
good deal all around, for a healthy and
happy pet. So far this year there have
been 112 adoptions. That's more than
were adopted in the whole year of
2003! (Last year there were 150.) The
Shelter is on the Lagoen Road, open
Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2
pm, Saturdays until 1. Tel. 717-4989.
We just got back from a trip to south-

ern California where we, among other
things, visited a dog park in San Diego
and one in Los Angeles. What happy
places. There was a lot of space for
running free. We observed no fighting,
just lots of good, social interaction
among the dogs and their owners.
There were two areas: one for "large
dogs" and the other for "small or large
'timid' dogs." Small shovels and trash
containers were conveniently placed
for everyone to clean up after their
dogs. Is this something for Bonaire
now that dogs are not allowed to run on
the beaches? L.D.

Bonaire Reporter September 9 to September 16, 2005

Page 14



Late Show
Callto make sure (Usually9pm)
Wedding Crashers
(Owen Wilson)

Early Show (Usually 7 pm)
Must Love Dogs

Kaya Prinses Marie
Behind Exito Bakery
Tel. 717-2400
Tickets NAfl4 (incl. Tax)
Children under 12 NAfl2
Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory


This Week
Saturday, Sept 10- Mountain Bike Race
Organized by Cycle Bonaire at 4 pm. Entry
fee NAf10. Call 717-2229 for info.

Saturday, Sept 17- Underwater Cleanup
in conjunction with International Cleanup
Day, sponsored by Yellow Submarine and
NetTech. Meet at 1 pm, Yellow Submarine
September 21-27, October 20-26 -Coral
Spawning on reefs of Bonaire (page 9)
October 1 Rincon Big Market Day
Wednesday, October 5 C-Run with
prizes, 2/4/5 km. 5:30 pm, sponsored by
COMCABON. Call 717-8629, 780-7225,
Richard Pietersz
October 9 15- International
Bonaire Sailing Regatta
Sunday, October 9-Jong Bonaire 5th
Annual Swim to Klein Bonaire, 8 am,
Eden Beach Resort
October 21 Antillean Day
November 24-26- Bonaire Investment

Saturday Rincon Marshe opens at 6 am -
2 pm. Enjoy a Bonairean breakfast while
you shop: fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts,
local sweets and snacks, arts and handi-
crafts, candles, incense, drinks and music.
Sunday -Live music 6 to 9 pm while enjoy-
ing a great dinner in colorful tropical ambi-
ance at the Chibi Chibi Restaurant &
Bar. Open daily 5 to 10 pm. Live Fla-
Bingo-great prizes, 7 pm, Divi Flamingo
Monday -Soldachi Tour of Rincon, the
heart of Bonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call



Seen in
Movieland Cinema: ,'

David Goldberg with Diane Lane and
John Cusack. This is Gary's first at-
tempt on the big screen after years of
writing only TV series. I'd prefer he
stick to that. Yes, a girlie flick it is, but
even in that genre one can strive for
quality. The lines are forced, the
chemistry between the stars is non-
existent and there is no single original
angle. I was hoping it would be an
entertaining romantic comedy along
the lines of "When Harry met Sally."
That movie was predictable but fun
and cute. I don't mind predictability in
a popcorn movie if I'm well enter-
tained along the way. Better luck next
week! Dodo

Maria 717-6435
Tuesday -Harbour Village Tennis, Social
Round Robin 7 to 10 pm. $10 per person.
Cash bar. All invited. Call Elisabeth Vos at
565-5225 /717-7500, ext. 14.
Every Tuesday Night @ 6:30pm Bo-
naireTalker Dinner/Gathering at Gibi's,
known for great local food. Call Gibi at
567-0655 for details, or visit www.
BonaireTalk.com, and search for "Gibi."
Friday -Manager's Rum Punch Party,
Buddy Dive Resort, 5:30-6:30 pm
Friday- Open House with Happy Hour
at JanArt Gallery Kaya Gloria #7, 5-7 pm.
Daily- The Divi Flamingo Casino is open
daily for hot slot machines, roulette and
blackjack, Monday to Saturday 8 pm- 4
am; Sunday 7 pm- 3 am.
Every day by appointment -Rooi
Lamoenchi Kunuku Park Tours Bo-
nairean kunuku. $12 (NAf12 for resi-
dents). Tel 717-8489, 540-9800.

Saturday- Discover Our Diversity Slides
pool bar Buddy Dive, 7 pm 717-5080
Sunday Bonaire Holiday -Multi-media
dual-projector production by Albert Bian-
culli, 8.30 pm, Capt. Don's Habitat.
Wednesday (2nd and 4th) Turtle Conserva-
tion Slide Show by Andy Uhr. Carib Inn
seaside veranda, 7 pm
Wednesday -Buddy Dive Cocktail Video
Show by Martin Cecilia pool bar Buddy
Dive, 7 pm 717-5080
Bonaire Arts & Crafts (Fundashon Arte
Industrial Bonaireano) 717-5246 or 7117
The Bonaire Swim Club- Contact Valarie
Stimpson at 785-3451 or Valrie telbonet.an

Bonaire Reporter September 9 to September 16, 2005


Page 15

Cinnamon Art Gallery Volunteers to
help staff gallery during the day. 717-7103.
Bonaire National Marine Park 717-8444.
Bonaire Animal Shelter -7174989.
Donkey Sanctuary 560-7607.
Jong Bonaire (Youth Center) -717-4303.
Sister Maria Hoppner Home (Child
Care) Tel. 717-4181 fax 717-2844.
Special Olympics Contact Roosje 717-
4685, 566-4685

AA meetings every Wednesday; Phone 717-
6105; 560-7267 or717- 3902.
Al-Anon meetings every Monday eve-
ning at 7 pm. Call 790-7272
Weekly BonaireTalker Gathering and
Dinner at Gibi's Tuesday 6:30 pm -
call 567-0655 for directions.
Bridge Club Wednesdays, 7:30 pm at
the Union Building on Kaya Korona, across
from the RBTT Bank and next to Kooy-
man's. All levels invited NAf5 eny fee. Call
Cathy 5664056.
Darts Club plays every other Sunday at
City Caf6. Registration at 4, games at 5.
Tel. 717-2950, 560-7539.
JCI First Wednesday of the Month-
Junior Chamber International Bonaire (JCI
Bonaire or formerly known as Bonaire Jay-
cees) meets at the ABVO building,
Kaminda Jato Baco 36 from 7:30 to 9:30
pm. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Renata
Domacasse 516-4252.
Kiwanis Club meets at APNA Plaza, Kaya
International, every other Tuesday, 7
pm. Tel. 717-5595, Jeannette Rodriguez.
Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th
Thursday of the month at 8 pm at Kaya
Sabana #1. All Lions are welcome.
Rotary lunch meetings Wednesday, 12
noon-2 pm Now meeting at Casa Blanca
Restaurant. All Rotarians are welcome.
Tel. 717-8454

Mangasina di Rei, Rincon. Enjoy the view from
'The King's Storehouse." Leam about Bonaire's
culture. Visit typical homes from the 17th cen-
tury. Daily. Call 7174060/ 790-2018
Visit the Bonaire Museum on Kaya J. v.d. Ree,
behind the Catholic Church in town. Open week-
days 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 some holidays.
Sunday at Cai- Live music and dancing
starts about 12 noon at Lac Cai. Dance to
the music of Bonaire's popular musicians.

New Apostolic Church, Meets at Kaminda
Santa Barbara #1, Sundays, 9:30 am. Ser-
vices in Dutch. 717-7116.
International Bible Church of Bonaire-
Kaya Amsterdam 3 (near the traffic circle)
Sunday Services at 9 am; Sunday Prayer
Meeting at 7:00 pm in English. Tel. 717-8332
Protestant Congregation of Bonaire. Wil-

helminaplein. Services in Papiamentu,
Dutch and English on Sundays at 10 am.
Thursday Prayer Meeting and Bible
Study at 8 pm. Rev. Jonkman. 717-2006
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, Kaya Sabana #26 Sundays
8:30 11:30 am. Services in Papiamentu,
Spanish and English.
Catholic San Bernardus in Kralendijk -
Services on Sunday at 8 am and 7 pm in
Papiamentu 717-8304 Saturday at 6 pm
at Our Lady of Coromoto in Antriol, in
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.

Send events to The Bonaire Reporter
Email reporter(bonairenews.com
Tel/Fax. 717-8988, Cel. 791-7252

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Bella Vista Restaurant Moderate. Breakfast and Lunch Magnificent Theme Nights: Saturday: Beach Grill; Monday: Caribbean
Sea Side Restaurant at Buddy Dive Resort Dinner during Theme nights only. Night; Friday: Manager's Rum Punch Party
717-5080, ext. 525 Open every day and All-You-Can-Eat B.B.Q

Bistro de Paris Moderate Real French Cooking in an informal setting
Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 46 Lunch and Dinner Superb dishes prepared with care and love by a French chef
(half-way between hotel row and town) 717-7070 Closed Sunday Owner-operated Eat in or Take away

Brasserie Bonaire Low- Moderate Lunch and Dinner Lots of parking in big mall lot
Royal Palm Galleries Open 11 am -2:30 pm 5:30-9 pm Kitchen Open 11 am-2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30-9 pm
Kaya Grandi 26, Next to Re/Max, 717-4321 Closed Saturday and Sunday Breezy terrace with airco inside-Also serving big sandwiches at dinner

Calabas i Restaurant Moderate-Expensive Get a view of the beach and turquoise sea while enjoying a breakfast buffet
A thii Chii Restarant and arf Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or a la carte lunch and dinner at the 'Chibi Chibi' restaurant & bar. Inspiring
At e D Flam ea17-8285 Resort. WaterrontOpen 7 days vistas and the highest standard of cuisine.

Croccantino Italian Restaurant Moderate-Expensive Bonaire's Most Romantic Restaurant where dining is a delight! Tuscan
Downtown at Kaya Grandi 48 717-5025 Dinner chef prepares exquisite dishes with authentic ingredients. Be served in a gar-
Closed until September 14- reopens the 15th. Closed Monday den settmg under floating umbrellasor in air-conditioned comfort. Take out
On the water t th traffic circle Braat er Creative cuisine on the seaside. Top chefs from Amsterdam cook in an open
On the water, 17-41off06he traffic circle BreakfastLunch Dinner modem kitchen featuring induction cooking. Seafood a specialty.

The Great Escape Moderate Bar-Restaurant poolside -under the thatched roof. Caribbean cuisine.
EEG Blvd #97-across from Belmar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Champagne brunch on Sundays 10 am to noon.
717-7488 Open 7 days Happy hours 5 to 7 every day.
The Last Bite Bakery Low-Moderate Enjoy a delicious dessert or savory baked meal in the comfort of your home
Home Delivery or Take Out Orders taken 8 am-4 pm; Deliveries 6-7:30 or resort. This unique bakery offers gourmet class items -always from
717-3293 pm Closed Sunday scratch- for take out or delivery only.
The Lost Penguin Low-Moderate Watch the bustle of downtown from this street side Caribbean-style bistro
Across from MCB Bank in downtown Kralendijk Breakfast, Lunch, Early Dinner until 6 pm owned and run by a European educated Master Chef
Call 717-8003. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays and his wife.

On aa ob. Dbrot Low-Moderate Bonaire's best. The Real Thing! Freshly prepared pizzas made with the finest in-
On Kaa Gob. Debrot Low-Moderate gredients. Salads, desserts. Eat or take away. Nice bar too.
mile north of town center. 790-1111 Open from 5-11 pm Wednesday-Sunday gredienalaead esse at in or take aa i bar too.

S S H 0 PP I N G G i ID E See advertisements in this issue
APPLIANCES/ TV/ ELECTRONICS/ COMPUTERS Fit 4 Life at the Plaza Resort Mall. Classes in Pi- or built. Ultra reliable, honest and experienced. Elec-
City Shop, the mega store, has the island's widest lates, Aerobics, TaeBo and more. Professional train- trical, plumbing, woodworking, etc. 717-2345
selection of large and small home appliances. Fast ers, fitness machines and classes for all levels.
service and in-store financing too. RESORTS & ACTIVITIES
GARDEN SUPPLIES AND SERVICES Buddy Dive Resort offers diving, Adventure Fun
ART GALLERY Green Label has everything you need to start or main- tours including kayaking, mountain biking, cave snor-
Cinnamon Art Gallery non-profit gallery for local tain your garden. They can design, install and maintain keling and exploration.
artists has continuous shows. Each month a new artist it and offer plants, irrigation supplies and garden
is featured. Stop by. Free entry. chemicals. RETAIL
Benetton, world famous designer clothes available
BANKS GIFTS, SOUVENIRS AND LIQUOR now in Bonaire at prices less than those in US. For
Maduro and Curiel's Bank provides the greatest The Bonaire Gift Shop has an wide selection of men, women and children.
number of services, branches and ATMs of any Bon- gifts, souvenirs, liquor, dive watches, digital cameras,
aire bank. They also offer investments and insurance, things for the home, T-shirts all at low prices. SECURITY
Special Security Services will provide that extra
BEAUTY PARLOR HOTELS measure of protection when you need it. Always reli-
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T hat was the second time we
I came to live here. In 1997
Danny and I went to Aruba for a week,
then to Curacao to visit a friend of his
who was living there. The friend picked
us up from the airport and told us to
lock the doors of the car because there
had been robberies at traffic lights.
When we arrived at his house we saw
bars on every window and door. We
thought it was horrible! The next day
we booked for Bonaire and arrived dur-
ing the Regatta of 1997.
It was our first introduction to Bon-
aire and it felt so right! A week later we
went back to Holland and told our par-
ents that we were going to live on Bon-
aire. Danny went immediately on the
Internet to look for a job here. We had-
n't planned this. We were living in Slie-
drecht, close to Rotterdam. Danny was
working as an accountant and I was
working for a promotion office, and
until the moment we arrived on Bonaire
we hadn't had plans to move, but once
we were here... we wanted to live here!
It took a while to find a job. There was
work, but mostly on Aruba and Cura-
gao, but we wanted to go to Bonaire"
"I left my CV on the website of the
Amigoe," Danny says, "and in March
'98 we were approached by an account-
ing office on Bonaire. We sold our
house in Holland and packed the con-
tainer, going with the idea that we
would stay as long as we liked it. We
found a house in Belnem, met a lot of
people, made friends and we had a real
good time. In '99 we flew back to Hol-
land to get married. It was easier be-
cause all the family lived there. Back
on Bonaire I started feeling the lack of
challenge in my job. Work had become
routine and I wanted to study more. I
had my bachelor's degree in economics
and wanted to study to become a tax
advisor. Sharon was working for a mar-
keting business that had just started, but
the economic situation on the island
was deteriorating rapidly. Indirectly it
was one of the reasons why we left. Op-
portunities were very limited while in
Holland the economy booming.
We loved it here, but we were still
under 30. We didn't have children and
both of us wanted to grow and experi-
ence more. In fact it was easy to go
back. We left in 2000, but at the airport
I felt very strongly: 'We will come back
In Holland we did well. Sharon
worked for Unilever as a promotion
manager and I started my own financial
and fiscal consultancy business. We
bought a house, had two cars and I fin-
ished my studies. In 2002 our daughter
Dana was born. We had everything to

be grateful for. In 2001 we visited Bon-
aire for our friends Frank and Roos
Bierings' wedding. In 2003 we came
again, this time for the wedding of our
friend in Curaqao, after which we flew
to Bonaire. Dana was one year old and
we got the itches again. We talked it
over with our friends Frank and Roos
who had been living here for more than
10 years, having survived all the ups
and downs. We had a good life in Hol-
land, and it wasn't easy to let go. Espe-
cially with a child you have more re-

"If you're attached to
material things, the
surroundings where you've
been brought up, and if you
can't be without your
family, it won't work

Nevertheless, we took our chances.
Our parents were really devastated be-
cause this time their grandchild was
leaving, but we felt that our hearts were
on Bonaire and we have to follow our
hearts. We didn't want to end up as two
senior citizens sitting on the sofa, tell-
ing each other, 'If only we ...' Again
we sold our house, packed the same
stuff in a container and April 2004 we
came to Bonaire to try it again and to
work hard to build our lives.
Our friend, Rosalie Bierings, had her
accounting office. We do well together
so we became partners. We call the
business COS (Complete Office Sup-
port). We do accountancy and tax and
general consultancy. Two months after
our arrival Sharon got the job as mar-
keting manager with BonairExel and
that gave me the time to set up the busi-
Sharon (34) and Danny (35) Bol are
an excellent couple and their little
daughter Dana isjust a darling.
"We've been together for 15 years,"
Sharon says, "and on Bonaire you
really get to know each other because
you depend more on each other. We
complement each other, and we also
give the other space. Dana is a very so-
cial, expressive child, and from the very
beginning she did well at creche Bon
Kuido. The teachers are very sweet;
they do many things with the children;
but as a parent you are the main care-
taker. The weekends are completely for
Last June I stopped working for Bon-

Sharon^^^7^^ and Dan BH B

aire Express. I'm v
spending a lot of
time doing things
I never had the
time for since we
got here. Every
afternoon I take
Dana to the beach.
But... I don't
want it to last too
long! I started fo-
cusing on what I
would like to do.
I'm taking my
time for it because
I find if you work
somewhere eight
hours a day it has
to be worth it.
You have to like
what you're do-
ing. After working
in Holland one
becomes exacting.
Here you have to
give in and be
more realistic, and
something will
show up.
When we came
here this time it was for real. We love
the life we have. It's going very well,
business wise and privately, and we'r
looking forward to building our own
house. We're happy that the educatio:
offered on the island is getting more
diverse because if that's not good it
would be a reason for us to go back
when the time comes. But Dana is do
ing so well with her Papiamentu and
expect her English soon to be the san
Another advantage of a small island
that you mix with other cultures and
learn to understand them. They say th
Holland is a multicultural society, bul
here you really live it. The first time 1
came here I took a Papiamentu course
at FORMA, but that wasn't enough to
get it under control. I really need a fo
low up, because when I'm in a shop
trying to speak Papiamentu I see peop
thinking, 'Why are you stuttering?
You're brown, why don't you speak
fluently?' But I am Dutch. Only my
skin is brown! I am of Surinamese or
gin, but I lived all my life in Holland!
She laughs.
Danny says, "The best thing about
this island is the simplicity of life. Yc
don't need a lot to keep yourself busy
For some people that might be a reas<
to leave, but for me it's the best thing
the island has to offer. Everything sc
ciety, work and private life- is less
complicated and that's very charming
Sharon fills in: "If you're attached to
material things, the surroundings whe
you've been brought up and you can'
be without your family, it won't world
here. It's not that we don't love our p

ents, or that we don't miss our family,
but we have our own family now, and
we have to do what's best for us, even
if that's at a distance of 10,000 kilome-
ters. I find that you have to take your
chances, but to succeed you have to be
Often people are afraid of the un-
known and that's why they choose se-
curity, but that's very relative because
as long as you live and wherever you
are, there's always a chance something
bad could happen to you. There are just
no certainties in life. You have to adjust
and have faith in your own abilities.
We're very happy here. On weekends
we go to the beach, to the donkey sanc-
tuary, to restaurants with friends or the
three of us stay at home and relax. It's a
lovely way to spend a weekend no
obligations. During the week I go to
fitness at Rosita's Fit 4 Life, I do Tai
Chi, I run, I bike, and Danny plays soc-
cer every Saturday evening at the sports
hall. They play just for fun, all levels.
Sometimes 30 people show up, some-
times there are only 16." "I'd like to
stay here for a very, very long time,"
Danny says. "I never plan so much
ahead," Sharon
smiles, "but we
came to stay and
I'm not planning
on going back and
forth anymore.
That's the plan,
but... you never
know." photo
and story by
Greta Kooistra

Bonaire Reporter September 9 to September 16, 2005

Dana, Danny and Sharon Bol

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Donkey Portraits Made Easy

D rawing can be easier than you think. The key is to simplify the object you are
drawing. Follow the steps to see how simple it is to draw a "Donkey Portrait."
1. Look at the general shape of the donkey's head. Start with straight lines.
Draw lightly so you can erase the guide lines later. The top of the head is
small between the ears and gets wider at the eye level. The rest of the head
tapers down to the nose.
2. The shape of the ears can be drawn as lopsided diamonds.
3. Draw in the eyes at the widest points of the head.
4. Round outwards beyond the edges of the bottom line for the mouth and add a
curved bottom lip.
5. Go around the donkey's face with curved lines, following all the straight lines
that were sketched in.
6. Round off the ears and add short strokes to resemble fur and hair.
7. Add the nostrils and darken the space between the lips to form a smile.
Hopefully you will be able to smile back at your Donkey Portrait!
In my next article I will continue instructions for drawing the body of the donkey.
So until next time, have a hee-haw day! Janice Huckaby JanArt

This article is part of a series by Janice Huckaby ofJanArt. Call 599
717-5246 or 791-5246for information on art lessons or to view her

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*to find it, just look up

The "False Dawn" of Omar Khayyam:
What it is and How to Find It

A lmost a thousand years ago the
Persian poet Omar Khayyam in
his book of poetry, The Rubaiyat, wrote
his most famous line, "Ajug of wine, a
loaf of bread and thou beside me singing
in the wilderness." But did you know that
besides being a poet Omar Khayyam was
also an astronomer? In fact, elsewhere in
The Rubaiyat Omar makes a poetic allu-
sion to a "false dawn" which can only be
seen at a certain time of year. And al-
though no one a thousand years ago could
even suspect what this false dawn really
is, we now know it to be a scientific real-
ity. And not only will we tell you what it
is, we can also tell you exactly when and
where to find it.
If we could go way out in space and
look down on our solar system with su-
perhuman vision, we would notice a faint, The Gegenschein -apicture of a rare
almost imperceptible vast cloud extending phenomenon at midnight. It appears
outward from the Sun in the plane of the as a very light and elongated region
orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and extending over 10-150 in length and a
slightly beyond. It's an enormous cloud of few degrees wide along the plan of
cosmic dust. And while one would expect the ecliptic.
it would be impossible to see this super
faint cloud from Earth, nevertheless in September when the plane of our Earth's
orbit is almost vertical to the horizon, we can. And we now know it is the false
dawn Omar Khayyam wrote about.
Now although the best time to see this false dawn is every September, to see it
you absolutely must be far away from lights when there is no moonlight to hide its
faint glow. Since we can see the Milky Way from the Sky Park, we also have a
good chance of seeing this rare phenomenon. Look for this false dawn in the east
two hours before sunrise, before the real dawn. It will look like a wedge or cone-
shaped dim patch of light about the same brightness as the Milky Way. It will ex-
tend from the horizon about half way up to the zenith about 40 degrees- an ethereal
faintly glowing, rounded pyramid of light. Now the scientific name of this phe-
nomenon is the zodiacal light, and it's caused by sunlight scattered from all those
trillions and trillions of dust particles. And although Omar didn't mention it, this
false dawn also has an evening counterpart-a "false dusk," the evening zodiacal
light. It looks pretty much the same except that it is visible two hours after sunset
in the west in March when the plane of our Earth's orbit is also almost vertical to
the horizon.
Additionally, if you ever see a similar oval-shaped glow directly overhead at
midnight you could be seeing the zodiacal light's sister phenomenon called the
Gegenschein or counterglow. And I personally wonder whether any poet ever
wrote about that. At any rate, remember that September is the month to see the
false dawn of Omar Khayyam, the morning zodiacal light, which I admit is very
elusive. But once you've found it I think you'll know why it appeared in poetry
centuries before it appeared in scientific writings. So go outside before dawn when
there's no Moon in the sky to can see what an ancient poet saw.
Jack Horkheimer


S FFor the week:
September 5 September 11, 2005
By Astrologer Michael Thiessen

ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) You may think gifts will win their heart, but it could
add stress from lack of funds. You will be overly sensitive when dealing with your
personal life. Everything is moving quickly, just the way you like it. Get back down
to earth and to basics. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday.
TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Entertainment should include your whole family. Turn
your present relationship around or start a new one. You must avoid gossip and focus
on what you have to do. You will feel compelled to do some traveling. Your lucky
day this week will be Saturday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Get involved in groups and organizations that are of a
distinguished nature. Be careful not to get involved in other people's personal affairs.
You should get out and meet some of those clients that you only speak to on the
phone. Listen to the advice given by those with experience. Your lucky day this week
will be Monday.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) You may not be that popular at home but you should
be able to shine at social gatherings. Try not to use emotional blackmail; it will only
make matters worse. You can make major accomplishments while on short trips. Fi-
nancial investments that deal with joint money can be extremely prosperous. Your
lucky day this week will be Sunday.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Avoid any hassles. Don't rely on others to handle the work-
load. Self-deception regarding your own worth may lead you down the wrong path.
You will have a great deal of insight when dealing with others. Your lucky day this
week will be Wednesday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) You may have the day off but your thoughts will be on
your work and your cash situation. Jealous coworkers may try to sabotage your at-
tempts to get ahead. Opportunities to meet new lovers will evolve through your inter-
action with groups or fundraising functions. Money problems will be difficult to deal
with if you have a partner. Your lucky day this week will be Friday.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Don't hesitate to talk to your partner about rekindling
your relationship. Get out and experience the spice of life. Look into joining groups
that can give you hands-on advice about business. You can meet new and exciting
friends who will provide mental stimulation. Your lucky day this week will be Tues-
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) You can make money if you get involved in real es-
tate deals. Take time to reevaluate your motives regarding friendships. Curb the im-
pulse to make lavish purchases and maybe spend some time with good friends. You
need to be sure that you aren't in your present relationship because it is convenient.
Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Look into ways to make your home more com-
fortable. Risky financial ventures will result in unrecoverable losses. Don't push your
luck with authority. You will take on too much if you aren't careful. Stick to basics.
Your lucky day this week will be Friday.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Property deals look good. You may be upset if
someone has borrowed something that belongs to you. You will be a real chatterbox
this week. Socializing will be more than just entertaining. Your lucky day this week
will be Sunday.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Remember, talk to them, not at them. Overexertion
and negligence will be your worst enemies. You will meet some interesting people if
you at tend promotional functions. Leave things as they are for the moment and focus
on reaching your highest potential at work. Your lucky day this week will be Thurs-
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Work quietly behind the scenes for best results. Al-
though it does look promising, be careful not to overextend yourself or you will lose
in the long run. Be careful that you don't overextend yourself. Confusion could result
when communicating with others. Your lucky day this week will be Friday.

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