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Giving Back
to the Community
by the
Nikiboko Sentro di Bario

Pages 6 & 7

Captain Don
Dubbed Sir Donal
Page 10

Sea Turtle Update
Page 18

New Cinnamon
Gallery Expo
Page 11

Day of Peace
Page 4


A ir connections to Bonaire from
the US are continuing to ex-
pand. Continental Airlines is flying
from New York's Newark airport non-
stop to Curacao every Saturday (fares
$670-$850 beginning in December). Its
non-stop Houston-Bonaire flight is
booked to near capacity (available De-
cember fares from $679) and the Ft.
Lauderdale to Bonaire non-stop (see
below) will offer greater convenience to
US East Coast visitors.
Last Friday Continental reiterated that
it expects to post a significant loss for
the year due to record high fuel prices
but maintained its forecast for a healthy
year-end cash balance. Continental
shares are down 6.9% so far this year,
but they have still outperformed the be-
leaguered US airline sector by 23%.

aire Airlift
(BAC), a group
of enterprising
Bonaire busi-
nesses and re-
sort owners,
has arranged
for non-stop
flights between Ft. Lauderdale, Flor-
ida, and Bonaire. Charter flights, are
planned to be offered as part of eco-
nomical vacation packages as well as
direct to flyers. The first of the weekly
flights will be on Saturday, November
19, 2005, and at least 22 round-trip
flights are scheduled. The carrier will be
Falcon Air and depart Ft. Lauderdale at
2 pm, arriving in Bonaire at 5:40 pm.
The return flight will depart Bonaire at
6:40 pm and arrive in Ft. Lauderdale at
8:30 pm. Beverage and cold meal ser-
vice is included. Beer, wine and alco-
holic beverages available at an addi-

tional charge. Contact your favorite
Bonaire resort for details or e-mail air-
lift@goldenreefinn. com.

Prime Minister Ys and Dutch
parliamentarian Tom de Graf

A Dutch Minister of Kingdom Rela-
tions and Administrative Reform, Alex-
ander Pechtold, has backed down on
tying conditions to constitutional re-
form. A meeting is now being scheduled
tentatively for September 17th to dis-
cuss new constitutional relations. Ac-
cording to the Antillean Minister of
Constitutional and Internal Affairs,
Richard Gibson, Pechtold has confirmed
that he will attend the meeting, formally
called an administrative consultation
(bestuurlijk overleg), which will be held
in Curacao. Gibson and Antillean Prime
Minister Etienne Ys met with Pechtold
in The Hague last Wednesday.
Following the meeting the Antilles
government released this statement pre-
pared for Antillean Prime Minister
Etienne Ys: "The Netherlands should

P" Bonaire Cus- | .
toms is recognized
throughout the re-
gion for being effi-
cient and friendly.
Last week the ser-
vice got a new
boss. A man who
has been with Cus-
toms for over 16
to new head of
Customs (Duana)
Eddy Thielman
who replaced retir- 7
ing Ubaldo An-
thony at a cere-
mony last week.
Customs Chiefs I

respect the fact that the people of the
Netherlands Antilles are entitled to
make use of their right of self determi-
nation. This right is derived from the
Charter of the United Nations (UN),
three resolutions of the UN, and the
BUPO Treaty, which deals with civil
rights of the European Union (EU). As a
consequence, The Hague can't attach
conditions to the process to arrive at


The Van Amstel

Ubaldo Anthony and Eddy Thielman

constitutional reform in the Kingdom."

A The Dutch Royal Navy frigate
Van Amstel left from Curacao last
Friday to assist with humanitarian
aid in New Orleans that was devas-
tated by Hurricane Katrina. The
American authorities have accepted the
Dutch offer to deploy the frigate, said
the ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Van
Amstel carries 10,000 liters of fresh
drinking water, medical personnel,
medical supplies and food parcels on
board. The ship also has a desalination
system on board that can produce 1,000
liters of drinking water per day. Go to
the Red Cross website https://give.
redcross. org/if you want to help finan-

Continued on page 3

Hurricanes 2005
International Day of Peace
Letters (The It)
Rayvah Opens in Rincon
Aruba Gears Up for
Bonaire's Regatta
Rare Bird Tourists
Capt. Don-Honored Citizen
AWC Saturday Night
Wine Tasting
New Art Expo (Sipke & Dianir)
Young Chefs in Italy
Sea Turtle Update

Flotsam & Jetsam
AMFO/NGO Platform:
Nikiboko Sentro di Bario.
Vessel List & Tide Table
Picture Yourself
(Newport, Rhode Island, US)
2004 Winner Jake Barlass
Reporter Masthead
Pet of the Week ("Christine")
What's Happening
Dodo Review (Stealth)
Shopping & Dining Guides
Born on Bonaire
(Emmy Schermer)
Sky Park ("Harvest Moon")
The Stars Have It

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Page 2

(Flotsam and Jetsam. Continued from page 2)

A Bishop Luis Secco has asked the
Curaqao community to support the
new interim board of the St. Elisa-
beth Hospital (Sehos) Foundation,
which is owned by the Roman Catholic
The new board will start on Septem-
ber 15 with Giro Bank manager Eric
Garcia as chairman and attempt to
transfer its responsibilities to a new,
yet-to-be-formed Administrative Coun-
cil by December 3. The Council will
manage the hospital and correct the
problems that came to light following a
devastating report of Sehos by health
inspectors. Sehos is the regional medi-
cal center for Bonaire patients to trans-
fer to once the capabilities of the local
San Francisco Hospital are exceeded.

A Joran van der Sloot, who was
held for almost three months without
evidence in connection with the Na-
talee Holloway disappearance in
Aruba, moved to the Netherlands last
week to attend school. Joran is going
to study International Business and
Management Studies, an English-
language HBO education.
His lawyer said that Joran would have
preferred to stay longer with his family,
but classes start this week. He must
remain available for the investigation in
the Netherlands. Aruban Judicial or-
ders are also executable in the Nether-

lover, Lillian Jacob, 82, passed away
August 17. Many people on the island
remember her and her husband Emile
(who passed away in 2001) from their
many visits 35 years in a row to
their favorite island. They always came
in February, as part of the "February
Club," and stayed at the old Hotel Bon-
aire (Sunset Beach) until its demise.
Our condolences to their family.

AA 54-year old psychologist from
Curacao, Paul Thijssen, paddled his
kayak from Bonaire to Curacao and
on to Aruba last week. The last leg to
Aruba took 28 hours. He departed the
previous Sunday from Bonaire to Cura-
gao. He had few problems except for
sunburn on his back.

A Croccantino Restaurant, the
popular and romantic dining spot,
reopens Thursday, September 15,
after a brief closing for vacation.
Croccantino specializes in the finest
Tuscan dishes. They're in Playa, be-
hind the Maduro Curiel's Bank on
Kaya Grandi.

A Two Italian divers have accepted a
challenge to live under water for 10
days to gauge the effect on the human
body. The couple completed the first
full day in their watery home on Thurs-
day, and organizers hope to more than
double a US record of 107 hours living
underwater, though that record was set
in a lake rather than the sea. Stefania
Mensa, 29, and Stefano Barbaresi, 37,
dove off the island of Ponza last

A Long time Bonaire visitor and (Continued on page 4)

A This year's hurricane season is
breaking all records. The record for
the most named storms in a single sea-
son is 1933. There were 21 tropical
storms and hurricanes.
--Tropical Depression 16 was named
"Ophelia" and threatens the US South-
east coast with hurricane force winds as
we go to press.
-- Tropical Depression 14 was named
"Nate" on September 5 and dissipated
far from land in the North Atlantic
-- Tropical Depression 13 named
"Maria" on September 2. Experts pre-
dicted the storm will remain over the
Atlantic, never posing a threat to land.
-- Tropical Depression 12 named
"Lee" on August 31. Lee moved

around in the Atlantic, posing no threat
to land and dissipating on September 1.
-- Tropical Depression 11 was named
"Katrina" on August 24. Katrina
struck south Florida as a weak Cate-
gory One storm then headed out over
the warm Gulf of Mexico. It struck the
Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf Coast as a
Category Four storm, causing billions
in damages due to the storm and result-
ing storm surge. Katrina goes down as
one of the worst natural disasters in US
-- Tropical Depression 10 named
"Jose" on August 22. Jose fizzled after
one day, never posing a threat to land.
-- Tropical Depression 9 named
(Continued on page 4)

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Page 3

(Hurricanes, 2005. Continued from page 3)
"Irene" on August 7. Irene moved
around in the Atlantic, never posing a
serious threat to land.
-- Tropical Depression 8 named
"Harvey" on August 3. Harvey lashed
Bermuda before heading back out over
the Atlantic.
-- Tropical Depression 7 named
"Gert" on July 24. Gert hit Mexico's
coast on same day it was named as a
tropical storm.
-- Tropical Depression 6 named
"Franklin" on July 21. Franklin never
made land, fizzling over the Atlantic.
-- Tropical Depression Five named
"Emily" on July 11. Emily hit the Yu-
catan Peninsula on July 18, then headed
back out over the Gulf of Mexico.
Emily then hit northeastern Mexico on
July 20 with sustained winds at 125
miles an hour.

(Flotsam and Jetsam. Continued from page 3)
Wednesday and will be constantly
watched by television cameras until
they surface on September 17.
Although they won't surface for 10
days, they'll be allowed to enter a spe-
cial dry chamber every five hours to
eat, change their full-face masks and
attend to basic physical needs.

A It's a pleasure to have a profes-
sional, dedicated "computer store"
on Bonaire. Bonaire Automation has
the expertise, hardware and software in
stock to solve all your computing

Don't you want to ride trails like this
on Saturday afternoon?

needs. They are in the small plaza next
to HiTess electric supply.
A Brad Swanson reports: "Mountain
bicycle riders had so much fun last
weekend that group rides will become a
regular Saturday afternoon event. The
plan is to meet in front of the Bonaire
Caribbean Club (Hilltop) at 4 om each

-- Tropical Depression 4 named
"Dennis" on July 5. Dennis hit Flor-
ida's Gulf Coast on July 10, dropping to
Category Three just before landfall.
-- Tropical Depression 3 named
"Cindy" on July 5. Cindy began as a
depression off the Central American
coast and came ashore in southern Lou-
isiana on July 6.
-- Tropical Depression 2 became
"Bret" on June 28. Downgraded on
June 29. Bret started off the east coast
of Mexico and hit land in the same
-- Tropical Depression 1 named
"Arlene" on June 9. Downgraded on
June 11. Arlene started off the Central
American coast and came ashore near
the Florida-Alabama border

The hurricane season lasts until No-
vember 30th.

Saturday and go Just show up to join
these "Fun Training Tours" in the com-
ing months, similar to the old Bonaire
Cycle Club bike rides. Everyone wel-
come, no matter your skill level.

A Bonaire Lions Club and JCI Bon-
aire announce to all those people who
bought a ticket for their raffle "Ban mo-
bild bo kas (Let's furnish your house),"
that the raffle will take place on Sep-
tember 16. The original date was June

P On October 21 the Nikiboko Sen-
tro di Bario on the Kaya Pos di Amor
will hold its first-ever festival. Every-
one's cooperation is requested to make
the day a big success. There will be ac-
tivities to allow everybody to pass a
pleasant day.
Organizers include: Johni Leoneta,
Boeboei Frans, Onny Emerenciana,
Jonathan "Tochi" Makaai, Wolter de
Palm and Chali Anthony.
If you want to take part contact Edichi
Agostien. The Nikiboko Sentro di Bario
phone number is 717-3905.

A Congratulations to the staff of the
Caribbean Laundry on their 20th
anniversary of being in business. Their
service is always friendly and helpful
and they've always been a credit to the
island community. Pabien!

A Can it happen here? Guyana
lowered a tax on gasoline and diesel

UN Peace Day 2003 in Rome

N ext Wednesday, September 21, is the International Day of Peace which
has been sponsored by the United Nations since 2001. The intention of the
resolution is to have the entire world observe a day of peace and nonviolence. All
peoples and organizations are invited to commemorate the day in an appropriate

It all began with the Peace One Day film project, a vision of British director Jer-
emy Gilley. Peace One Day is the story of one man's attempts to persuade the
global community via the United Nations to officially sanction a global ceasefire
day, a day of non-violence, a day of Peace. It shows that an individual genuinely
can make a difference. Launched in 1999, with the support of countless individuals
and organizations, the film documented and inspired the establishment of the
United Nations International Day of Peace as a day of global ceasefire and non-
violence, now fixed in the calendar as September 21 annually.

All sectors of society are being asked to honor and celebrate the Day on Septem-
ber 21. The vision of the Day extends far beyond the cessation of violent conflict
and represents an opportunity for individuals to join in a moment of global unity.
For more information you may go to the website: WWWidpvigil.com orpeaceone-
How will Bonaire commemorate the day? L.D.

end to counter rising pump prices, the
state-run news agency said. Import
taxes for unleaded gasoline and diesel
will be cut by about 40 per cent each
effective immediately, the third such
decrease in the last two months. The
move came as residents of the South
American nation struggled with high
pump prices fuelled by a spike in world
oil prices.

0 The two Jong Bonaire models in
this week's Benetton ad on page 10
are Rhoda Celestijn and Joman Vlijt.

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Although it wasm
seven years ago since
he last visited the is-
land every impression
he absorbed at that
time was printed in his memory. He'd
never returned since that time, but kept
on pushing his superiors to start investing
on the island and finally a few weeks ago
he convinced them.
"Ok, Art, that island has the potential to
become a second Aruba? Pay a visit and
give us a full report. We want to get a
confirmation of all those stories you have
been telling us."
Not even 10 minutes after his private
jet touched the landing strip he was
standing eye to eye with his friend
"Tonchi, good to see you again. It's
been too long. Hope the family is doing
fine. Did you arrange the hotel? Give me
a quick but full island tour before we go
"Aruba potential for our island? You
must be kidding, Art. Where have you
been the last couple of years? The
moon?" Tonchi replied after Art outlined
his plan in a few sentences.
"Well I have good news for you, Art,
since the arrival of the 'It' we are lacking
the leadership to get to that level. Leader-
ship and management potential," he re-
peated. "Those are the resources we just
don't have. The persons who are profes-
sionally trained in the tourism sector on
the island can be counted on one hand,
but that is at the end the 'chicken or the
eng' story. However, right now it's

blocking the island from going to the
next level. Just a few stand up against the
'It.' For those with ambitions, visions
and knowledge like you, Art, it's no fun
"What is the 'It'?" Art insisted on ask-
"Pssttttttttt. Not too loud. The 'It'is
everywhere. 'It' has the entire island in
its power-all official and nothing illegal
though, but a monster. The 'It'repairs the
roads to keep the people temporarily
happy but doesn't mention where the
money came from to do the repairs. 'It'
passes laws when the others are not on
the island. 'It' tears down historical
buildings, allows our children to go to
school without having breakfast, con-
vinces the people to step out of the con-
stitution but forces everybody to be a
member of 'Its organization and........."
"Why are some of the resorts, hotels
and buildings painted black?" inter-
rupted Art.
"Those are the properties of the people
who refused to comply with the 'It.'
Those same people invested in the island,
brought airlines to the island and the 'It'
claims all the good things those people
set up and did. Believe me, Art, it's no
fun here anymore. One company just left
the island and actually went to Aruba
because permits were not issued on time
as promised. Call your pilot, not to take
off, but to take you back in half an hour
or so. I'll give you a quick tour and then
get the hell out of here. Spend your mil-
lions somewhere else. Not here. It's a
waste as long as the 'It' is here.
"How is this all possible, Tonchi? Peo-
ple must resist those practices. shouldn't

Rayvah Brings Hi-Tech To Rincon

S ( ervice should be
k available and af-
fordable for everyone," is the
philosophy of Malva Thiel-
man, Project Coordinator of
the Rayvah Hi-Tech and
Training Institute which just
opened their new office-
classroom in Rincon last Fri-
day. Their main office is in
Playa. The prices for the ser-
vices they offer are low, and
for students even lower.
"We're a corporation," says
Malvah, "but with a social
conscience. This is the busi-
ness of the new century. Ray-
vah Bonaire is keeping Bon-
aire connected to the world."
Rayvah has work stations
to surf the net, chat on line
send and receive email. They
offer computer courses and
already have graduated
classes of adults and mem-

"Oh, yes, they do, but as I told yo
'It' doesn't listen and abuses its po'
'It' follows those without a vision,
out professional background and on

Opening the new facility in Rincon are teenager
Nicole Pourier, youngster Reuel Trinidad and
Maria Koeks. All ages are welcome.

(Continued on page 18)

story goes that every four years there is a
)u the possibility the 'It' leaves its hole and
wers. goes to another place. I hope that story is
with- true. I've heard enough lies the last cou-
nly ple of years." BertH. Gadoed

those with personal gain and interest in
mind. You tell your bosses it isn't going Note: The opinions expressed in this
to be another Aruba here. Over there section are those of the author and not
they don't have the 'It' that blocks devel- necessarily those of The Bonaire Re-
opment and prosperity. Leave before it's porter.
too late! Come back in a year or so. The

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Page 5

Giving Back to the

The Sentro di

Bario of

North Saliha

Helped b
*FO AMFO and

Southeast of Kralendijk is the vil-
lage of Nikiboko. Its early inhabi-
tants were Indians and later Africans;
they netted fish from Lac Bay and har-
vested salt from the salifias. You see
their pictures in the Nikiboko Commu-
nity Center's exterior mural, which was
first painted by Arnold Thielman in
about 1992 and later by Norwin
"Nochi" Coffie. A large, circular well is
prominent in the fresco as well as in the
history of Nikiboko. At the well people
gathered to get water and to visit. Sto-
ries were shared and sometimes...

y Funding from
the NGO Platform

tricity then, no radic
was young, I came h
for recreation. Now
tricity and can sit in
listen to music or w;
of the Sentro di Bar
has been on Bonaire
years. He arrived at
left for 11 years of s
"When I returned fr
childhood scout
leader asked me to
help out in this
community center.

:s or TVs. When I
lere to the Centro
people have elec-
their houses and
atch TV, so the role
io changes." Wolter rently, for about three months, children
for almost 20 8 to 12 years old learn to cook snacks
age five and only twice a week. Martial arts are taught
school and work. once a week to basic (grammar) school
om in 1986, my age children and also to high school stu-
dents. A ladies'

l ro ia week, every
f 0i do other week. "We

21 we're having cultural and market
activities for Antilles Day. The prepara-
tions have begun. I'm working on the
art gallery; Johnie Leometa is the stage
manager for the music and dancing; and
Jacinto Frans is organizing the tents and
food booths. Activities for the children
are being coordinated by Unni Emeren-
ciana; and Marcelo (Charley) Anthony

love! In fact, it was called the "Well of I've been involved are basically fa- is in charge of our publicity." It will be
Love" or Pos de Amor, which is also the ever since." |lfl cilitators of activi- a great day.
name of the street where we find the Trophies from ties," adds de "If money were no object, what would
modern-day meeting place, the Niki- ping pong shine in the display case, a Palm. "Besides our recreation, we pro- you hope for Nikiboko Sentro di
boko Sentro di Bario. testament to the talents of the neighbor- vide the building to groups with worth- Bario?" I ask Wolter.
hood. Football and dominoes are also while activities for a minimal fee. Peo- "I would ask for talented and dedi-
"See those two men in the painting?" popular here after school. Once a week, ple also use our facilities for private par- cated workers paid and volunteers. We
Wolter de Palm asks me. "They played from 1 to 4 pm the older adults from ties and celebrations. We've had cul- need people who have the energy and
music up on that hill and people went to Nikiboko as well as Antriol and Playa tural gatherings, Mother's and Father's willingness to help someone whose
enjoy themselves. There was no elec- (Kralendijk) gather to socialize. Cur- Days festivals, and more. On October (Continued on page 7)

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Page 6

(Continued from page 6)
heart beats, 'I am a volunteer."'
I know that much has been accom-
plished in Nikiboko with their volun-
teers. For example, they have an excel-
lent three-week program for basic school
children (ages 6 to 12) during summer
vacation time. "We have a dedicated
team of three coordinators and volun-
teers who serve about 60 kids each sum-
mer with our themed programs." One
year the theme was
'The Sea' and chil-
dren learned at
STINAPA and then "Before we
went snorkeling near activities, h,
the old Sunset Beach
Resort and Klein want to corn
Bonaire. They visited of the neighl
one fisherman who
explained the history must know 1
of fishing on the is- desires of th
land, one fisherman.
who told about the we can't jus
fishing business to- we think the
day, and another who
demonstrated how to
make fish nets. The
children also took beach walks and did
handicrafts. Another year, the summer
program theme was 'Flora.' To help
them learn about plants and growing
things, Wolter videoed along a trail the
children would later be hiking. He
helped them identify the species even
before their walk. Then community
members explained how some plants are
used as food and medicine. Another year
the theme was 'Communication,' and
they visited Telbo phone company, extra
newspaper, Flamingo TV, radio stations
and printing shops. The kids were able

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to interview and video each other about
the experiences. This past summer, the
theme was Norma IBalor, everyday car-
ing and helping people and our environ-
ment, and the kids visited the kunuku,
Rooi Lamoenchi, among other activities.
I wonder what next summer will offer!
Wolter ensures that everything for the
vacation classes is well organized. "Kids
don't want to just come and hang around
until some activity begins." Instead, the
_Nikiboko parents
receive a detailed
schedule for each of
Affer more the week's events. It
includes the times as
Ever, we
well as the person in
ict a survey charge. "Song time,
)rhood. We prayer, morning ac-
tivity, etc. details
e needs and of all are included in
community; the booklet we send
7 home to the parents.
offer what We also make sure
want." that the cost isn't too
much for any fami-
lies. If some kids
stop coming, we visit
them at home to make sure that money
isn't the problem." Jong Bonaire has
also helped by training the teens in its
KREBO Krea Boluntario, or 'Create
Volunteers' program. Six of our volun-
teer teens were trained there." Besides
the teen volunteers, adults are responsi-
ble for the younger group of children,
the older group, and coordination of the
foods and transportation. Organization is
very important.
"Is there more you would like to offer
in Nikiboko?" I ask.
"A teen club," Wolter replies without

hesitation. "A light is starting to blink
for the creation of such a group. I hope
that one of the KREBO volunteers will
begin a club once we have a coordinator
to assist. One of our wishes was recently
fulfilled; we now have a worker here
from 9 am until noon and from 3 to 8
pm. Next, we'd like to offer more sports
and other activities during those hours,
perhaps with the assistance of the sports
department, INDEBON. It's a big help if
we have staff who are well trained to
work with children and teens. I'd also
like to offer programs for kids from ages
3 to 12. When I was a kid, it was called
the Flamingo Club.
Before we offer more activities, how-
ever, we want to conduct a survey of the
neighborhood. We must know the needs
and desires of the community; we can't
just offer what we think they want." Es-
pecially important to Wolter is the lead-
ership and organization of the Sentro de
Bario. The six-year term is up for many
people on the board, so now capable
new volunteers must be found. In addi-
tion, he hopes for a neighborhood plat-
form group with representation from the
nearby schools, clubs, churches, busi-
nesses and more.
"I also hope for help with our Niki-
boko 60 Plussers (seniors). We need
someone willing to arrange their get-

togethers and work out the transporta-
tion. In Nikiboko, the 60+ adults are part
of our 'family' and we don't want them
sitting at home alone with nothing to do.
But we need a younger person with the
desire and heart to lead them." Wolter's
mother now helps organize the 60+ ac-
tivities. "She has a helping nature; she
was born to help," he smiles.
Wolter also possesses a helping nature,
but he doesn't show it off. He's a volun-
teer here because, he says, "Thirty years
ago this community, through their taxes
and support, gave me an opportunity to
study in Curagao. I was able to learn a
profession, air traffic control. My family
could not have afforded this on their
own. Now, I want to give back to the
Our interview ended and we stood in
the entryway where I saw another mural
covering the entire wall of a large room.
Between the painted sunrise and sunset
are some common elements of Bonaire -
a man and a donkey, a goat, rooster, fla-
mingo, a kunuku and A boat. Near the
center, the words to the old Bonairean
Anthem says, "dushi Boneiru nos tera
stima" "sweet Bonaire our love." Wolter
adds, "It's true, and if we love Bonaire,
we should be doing something for it."
Story & photos by Barbara Bianculli

.... AMFO: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot #31, Bonaire. Tel. 717-7776, Fax
[ F 0 717-7779, website: www.samfo.org, email: info-bon@samfo.org

S~~ NGO Platforma Bonaire: New address as ofAugust 1:
Ij IJ J Plaza Terras, Kaya Grandi 23, Rooms E,F,G. Tel. 717-
o AiS 2366, Fax 717-2367, website: www.ngobonaire.org,

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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, 786-
6518, 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, Susan Davis, Dodo, Jack Hork-
heimer, Greta Kooistra, Jerry Ligon, Sara Matera, Brad Swanson,
Janet Thibault, Michael Thiessen, Andy Uhr
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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Aruba Gears Up for

Bonaire Reaatta

Byron Tromp of the annual Bon-
aire International Sailing Re-
gatta went on a flying visit to Aruba last
weekend. He met with several captains
of participating yachts on Saturday af-
ternoon, while on Sunday he spoke with
board members and sailors of the ever-
popular micro boat division. Aruba is
always overwhelmingly represented in
this fun-to-watch category, with some-
times more than 30 Aruban micro boats
sailing in front of the Boulevard in
Five "macro" yachts from Aruba will
also sail in Bonaire this year.
This year's Regatta is in its 38th edi-
tion, and the excitement is building.
What started out as a race for a few
cases of beer has grown to a mega-sized
event in which the entire population of
the flamingo island participates. For the

first time in all those years, however,
the school holidays on the islands do
not coincide: Aruba's Regatta Holiday
is one week earlier than the one in Bon-
aire and Curacao. So the local Sun-
fishes, most enthusiastic to participate,
as well as many young windsurfers will
have to stay home. The event will be
held from October 9 to 15 this year.
The Bonaire Regatta is undoubtedly
one of the sailing highlights of the year
for several Aruban captains. Among
them Henk Weustink and his Teishi,
Sander Vellinga and the Sagittarius,
Eric and Anita Mijts with their Eva
Luna and newcomers Quivina and the
fast catamaran Cruzancat. Even with
the upwind haul of the trip to Bonaire
most challenging, the races competitive
and the companionship enjoyable, they
do not want to miss even one edition.

Two Black Skimmers were seen on August 20th on the large pond near the
entrance to Boca/Slagbaai Park on a birding tour led by Bonairean Naturalist
Jerry Ligon and island guests, Lynn Tute and John Williams. This is only the third
record of this species on Bonaire. It appears that these birds nest along broad rivers
in northern South America. They move towards the outer estuaries and continental
coasts during the season of highest water levels, usually July through November,
which has recently been the case in northern Columbia and Venezuela. Jerry

KRALENDIJK TIDES (Heights in feet, FT)
Remember: Winds and weather can further influence the local tides
9-16 6:55 1.OFT. 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.OFT. 98
9-21 0:26 0.9FT. 15:38 1.7FT. 91
9-22 1:46 0.8FT. 16:33 1.8FT. 81
9-23 2:41 0.8FT. 17:35 1.9FT. 69

Alina Freestyle Marisol Sirius
Alter Ego Gallivanter Mimo Slow Dancin
Angie Good Hope Moana Sylvia K
Anything Goes Guaicamar I, Ven. Moonglow
Augustine Tish
Bright Sea Jan Gerardus Orion Ulu Ulu, USA
Josina Paws Unicorn, Norway
Camissa, Chan Is. Samantha Nova
Cape Kathryn Key Lara Samba Valenza
Chalice Luna C. USA Santa Maria Valkerie
La Baronne Sandpiper, USA Varedhuni, Ger.
Deneb La Serena Seascape Ventoso
Delphinius Lazzorone Sea Witch
Elenoa Live Your Dream Sho Fun Time Wingin
Endangered Species Side By Side Ya-T, BVI
Flying Cloud, USA Maggi Sintella Yanti Paratzi

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Enthusiastic Aruban sailors with Byron Tromp (right)

Page 9

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anb fJflabe an j*onoreb QCitien of 3Monaire

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005


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Captain Don's Official Certificate read:

The advice from the Section of Culture, Art, and Literature
from the island of Bonaire dated 17 August 2005 (arch. No.
25012746) to confer this year the title ofMost Honored
Citizen of BonSi r 1 Stewart;

That t e -c the C September on c
occason o of "Di oir honor a
citizen Mw t ohoor n o
grantn thI
ThaiotSir D...o.....
develop lei n te o i i n er and
spe fic 4vlely irenoiwa-
days on02 Septem er 20
That Sir ona fo
the presr i onair
That art,
Bonair is b recing ae (of u ccessful
long-lastinig, cconomi 4lcoIC

Thus laid down at the date ofthis island decree and signed
on 02 September 2005.
-Lt. Governor -Island Secretary

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New on Bonaire -
Saturday Niaht Wine Tasting

Some of the happy tasters

t's a happening! Not only can you
enjoy rubbing elbows with other
wine lovers but where else on Bonaire
can you get a class of fine wine for
only NAf2,50! Wine pros, Noel and
Marjolein Hayden, owners and opera-
tors of Antillean Wine Company for
the last five years, and their assistant,
"Marjolein Too," have come up with a
weekly happening a Wine Tasting
every Saturday evening from 6 to 8
pm at their shop-warehouse storage
area at Kaya Industria 23. That's
across the street from Warehouse and
Rocargo, on the same side of the street
as Cash and Carry (Consales).
Each Saturday evening a different
group of great wines is offered. Last
Saturday it was the "Italians" two
reds, a Chianti and Sangiovese and
two whites, Galestro and Vernaccia
from Rocca delle Macie. The whites
were so good that we had to have a
case of each. Other evenings will
feature different wines from dif-
ferent areas maybe a group of
ros6s. "It's always a surprise,"
say both Marjoleins. And you get
quality snacks appropriate to the
wine of the evening.

The bottle prices are reasonable.
After pricing wines in the US,
even in California, we found
AWC's wines so much less ex-
pensive for the finer labels. We
don't know how they do it! Their
shop/warehouse storage area is
now open during the mornings-
every Tuesday through Satur-
day-from 9 am to 12:30 pm so
you may stop by and see what
they have. There are not only
wines but accessories like gift
boxes, wine coasters, cheese
knives, wine coolers, Italian li-

queurs like Marsala, extra virgin olive
oil, balsamic vinegar and Italian honey.
The wooden gift boxes that hold your
wine are particularly ingenious. There's
a bird house, an old fashioned wooden
shoe polish box, even a wooden CD
rack. What a great and different gift,
and there's even a bottle or two of wine

AWC is not just a wine shop. They
carry British and Irish beers Old
Speckled hen, Strongbow Cider and
Guinness. Right now there's a special
on Guinness: buy four cases and get
five. Of course they still do deliver
their wines to your house for free. As
they say in their ads, "You Ring; We
Bring." Call them at 560-7539, fax
717-2950 or email
wine (aantilleanwine.com L.D.

The two Marjoleins- your hostesses

S ipke Stapert
and Dianir
Rivas Torres will be
the Cinnamon Art
Gallery's special
guest artists starting
on Saturday, Septem-
ber 24th, highlighting
an exhibition of their
latest works, includ-
ing a variety of ce-
ramic pieces, jewelry,
underwater photogra-
phy and driftwood
sculpture. The exhibit
opening, which is
open to the public,
will take place from 7
pm to 9 pm on the
24th and refreshments
will be served. This
exhibition will con-
tinue through October
24, 2005.
Sipke and Dianir Art Exhiit y
met in 1997, and they
were both impressed by the unique na-
ture of Bonaire. Using the environment
as their inspiration, they combined their
individual talents, and, soon thereafter,
they opened up their own studio. Dianir
creates one-of-a-kind pieces made with
driftwood and drift-seeds from the South
American mainland, which find their
way to Bonaire's shores via ocean cur-
rents. She adds a burst of life to her
works of art by garnishing them with the
flora of Bonaire, with which the island
kindly supplies during rainy spells.
The images presented in this exposi-
tion are Sipke's unique and colorful
close-up photographs taken in the shal-
lows of the Bonaire National Marine
The driftwood has been used in differ-
ent ways: solitary one-of-a-kind pieces,
lamps, mirrors, and more. A large col-
lection of drift-seeds is the basis
of beautiful pieces of botanical jewelry.
In addition to the drift-seeds, sea-glass,
gemstones, crystals, and freshwater
pearls are also employed in their jewelry
creations. The ceramic pieces are in-
spired by both the under- and above-
water world. The different techniques
used to create these ceramic pieces re-
sult in some surprisingly innovative de-

Sipke Stapert lived the first seven
years of his life on Curaqao where, un-
der the guidance of his father, he devel-
oped a life-long interest in nature. After
graduating from the Academy of Physi-
cal Education in Holland, he came to
Bonaire in 1995 for a three-year teach-
ing contract. With underwater photogra-
phy as one of his hobbies, he had some
award-winning images in various Bon-
aire Dive Festivals. Some of his images
have been published in the well known
Reef Fish and Reef Creature Identifica-
tion series. Other images have been used
by the Tourism Corporation Bonaire,
Scuba Diving Magazine, and National
Geographic. Sipke added to his mastery
by taking additional courses in wood-
turning and borosilicate glass.

Sipke Stapert and Dianir Rivas Torres
Dianir Rivas Torres was born in Vene-
zuela where she studied artistic handi-
crafts and high- and low-temperature
pottery at the Universidad de los Andes
in Merida, Venezuela. She participated
in several expositions in Venezuela and
Cuba, and her pottery is well known and
sought after in Merida, Caracas, and
Puerto la Cruz. Dianir took additional
courses in: wood painting techniques,
jewelry-making, borosilicate glass,
glaze, and painting technology. Here on
Bonaire she was invited and sponsored
by the Venezuelan Consulate to teach
some basic clay courses. Dianir is a
regular participating local artist at the
annual Dia di Arte on Bonaire.
Cinnamon Art Gallery is managed by
Bonaire Artists' Foundation, a non-
profit organization dedicated to promot-
ing the work of local artists in a perma-
nent gallery setting. The Gallery does
not accept any payment for the work of
its featured artists. When guests pur-
chase Gallery art, 100% of the monies
received flow back directly to the artist.
Private donations provide all of the
funding for exhibits and the on-going
cost of maintaining the Gallery.
The Cinnamon Art Gallery is located
at Kaya A.P.L. Brion #1 in downtown
Kralendijk, just off of Kaya Grandi. For
more information, contact the Gallery at
717-7103 or
info @CinnamonArtGallery.org.
Susan Davis

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

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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.

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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
Boat Trailer can accommodate up to
a 30 foot boat. NAf2.500 Call 790-
9156 or 717-5246

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

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

Pro p e rtyr.

Fenn ta I s

For Rent: Fully furnished one bedroom
apartment in Hato. Naf425. Water and
electricity included. Available immedi-
ately, Tel.790-7674

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 -

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Got something to buy or sell?

by advertising in THE BONAIRE REPORTER
Non-Commercial Classified Ads (up to 4 lines/ 20 words):


Commercial Ads only NAf0.70 per word, per week.
Free adds run for 2 weeks.
Call or fax 717-8988 or email ads@bonairereporter.com

re Young Chefs in I S S -

F our students who've graduated
from the SGB (high school) ho-
tel school are working in Riccione,
Italy, in the Emilia Romagna region,
past their required stage (trainee) pe-
riod. They are gaining experience in
Michelin star restaurants and learn-
ing advanced food preparations, or-
ganic and non-organic product selec-
tion, flavors and experiencing overall
cultural activities.
The executive chef who oversees
three of our boys is more than pleased
with their skills, attitudes, and willing-
ness to learn and work. Chef Antonio
Palmisani is the executive chef for Lo-
cando il Girasoli as well as the cater-
ing operation for the Motor Bike &
Car Race Track (serving up to 2,000
meals a weekend) and banquet facility
of the Hotel il Girasoli. This is an awe-
some experience for our chefs. The
company provides an Italian villa in
the countryside for our Bonaire chefs
to live together, and it's close enough
for them to walk to work. All expenses
are paid.
Cayenne Restaurant and Music
Lounge, a hot new trendy and contem-
porary spot in Riccione, is the new job
site for Yoan Lopez. He's the second
chef and has been working every day
since the opening three months ago. I
asked him if he is tired since the open-
ing. "Yes," he admits, but because the
work environment is so full of life and
energy working there is no problem.
We are very proud of these voung

chefs who are making a name for them-
selves and Bonaire as they mature
into young professionals as well as re-
spectful adults in the world of
HORECA. We know they will return
home in due time, but meanwhile the
worldwide opportunities are at their
doorstep, waiting to give them yet more
experiences in life and careers.
Working hard? "Yes!" Enjoying
life? "Absolutely!"
Want to return home? "Yes, but not
immediately. There's still more to
learn." Sara Matera

Picture Yourself


Rhode Island,

ob Tseng finished certifying
his class up at Newport,
Rhode Island, in June. Water temps
were 58 to 61 degrees F. He wrote,
"So, during my surface interval, I am
reading my favorite newspaper The
of The Bonaire Reporter with you on
your next trip or when you return to
your home. Then take a photo of your-
self with the newspaper in hand. THE
tos to Bonaire Reporter, Kaya Gob.
Debrot 200-6, Bonaire, Netherlands
Antilles (AN). E-mail to: pic-
ture @bonairereporter.com. (All 2005
photos are eligible.)

with the Reporter

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Page 13

T his pretty little calico
cat looks like she's try-
ing to impersonate Charlie
Chaplin with that jaunty mus-
tache, but she is her own indi-
vidual self. Her name is
"Christine," and although she
does have her comical moments
she's a loving, affectionate girl
who needs a home where she
can be appreciated. She's about
a year old and she even has a
"hotel background," which
means she came from Buddy
Dive where she was found and
brought into the Bonaire Animal
Shelter by some people who were con-
cerned for her future. Christine gets
along beautifully with the other cats in
the cat cage. Nothing seems to bother
her; she's truly a mellow individual.
As are all the other pets for adoption
Christine is in excellent health, has had
her feline leukemia testing, shots and is
sterilized. The NAf75 adoption fee for

cats includes all of the above.
Shelter Manager Jurrie Mellema re-
ports that there are a lot of cats for
adoption at the Shelter right now. So if
you want a lot of choice, now's the
time to stop by. The Shelter is on the
Lagoen Road, open Monday through
Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, Saturdays until
1. Tel. 717-4989. L.D.

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

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Late Show
Callto make sure (Usually9pm)
Dukes of Hazzard
(Jessica Simpson)

Early Show (Usually 7 pm)

Kaya Prinses Marie
Behind Exito Bakery
Tel. 717-2400
Tickets NAf14 (incl. Tax)
Children under 12 NAf 12
Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory


This Week
Saturday, September 17-Bike rides
starting this Saturday. All ages and abili-
ties invited. Meet at Caribbean Club,
Hilltop, across from Stinapa office at 4
pm. (See page 4)
Saturday, September 17- Underwater
Cleanup in conjunction with International
Cleanup Day, sponsored by Yellow Sub-
marine and NetTech. Meet at 1 pm, Yellow
September 21-27, October 20-26 -Coral
Spawning on reefs of Bonaire
Wednesday, September 21-International
Day of Peace (see page 4)
Thursday, September 22-Autumnal
Saturday, October 1-Rincon Big Market
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
Friday, October 21 Antillean Day, Mar-
ket & Cultural Activities all day, Niki-
boko Cento di Bario
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.


Seen in
Movieland Cinema: ..

STEALTH by Rob Cohen, starring
Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie
Foxx. I reckon this is a typical boys'
movie. The acting is so-so; the story is
shallow; the girl is stunning; and the
special effects are superb. It has a
good pace, lots of energy, so basically,
I think that within its genre it's actually
a pretty good film. The bikini scene
with Jessica is worth a bedroom
poster. So guys, leave the girls at
home, get ready for a fun ride and go
see the film. Dodo

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
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


Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Industrial Bonaireano) 717-5246 or 7117
The Bonaire Swim Club- Contact Valarie
Stimpson at 785-3451 or Valrie@telbonet.an
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. All levels invited
NAf5 eny fee. CallCathy 566-4056.
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 diRei, 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 onKaya 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


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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
Our Lady ofCoromoto in Antriol, English.
Mass in Papiamentu on Sunday at 9 am and
6 pm. 717-4211.
Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios),
Kaya Triton (Den Cheffi). In English,
Dutch & Papiamentu on Sunday at 10 am.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 7:30 pm.
Send events to The Bonaire Reporter
Email reporter(bonairenews. com
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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 Restaurant & Moderate-Expensive Get a view of the beach and turquoise sea while enjoying a breakfast buffet
At thii Chii D esaurant an Bar Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or a la carte lunch and dinner at the 'Chibi Chibi' restaurant & bar. Inspiring
At e D Flamino 17-8285eac Resort. Waterfront Open 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 Monday den settmg under floating umbrellas or in air-conditioned comfort. Take out
The Great Escape Moderate Bar-Restaurant poolside -under the thatched roof. Cuban 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 Orders taken 8 am-4 pm; Deliveries 6-7:30 Enjoy a delicious dessert or savory baked meal in the comfort of your home
Home Delivery or Take Out pm, Closed Sunday or resort. This unique bakery offers gourmet class items -always from
717-3293 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.

Pasa Bon Pizzat owModerate Bonaire's best. The Real Thing! Freshly prepared pizzas made with the finest in-
On Kaya Gob. Debrot Low-Moderate gredients. Salads, desserts. Eat or take away. Nice bar too.
'2 mile north of town center. 790-1111 Open from 5-11 pm Wednesday-Sunday gredients. Salads, desserts. to eat -in o r take away. Nice bar too.

S H- 0 P P I NC G G .1 I D See advertisements in this issue

City Shop, the mega store, has the island's widest
selection of large and small home appliances. Fast
service and in-store financing too.
Cinnamon Art Gallery non-profit gallery for local
artists has continuous shows. Each month a new artist
is featured. Stop by. Free entry.
Maduro and Curiel's Bank provides the greatest
number of services, branches and ATMs of any Bon-
aire bank. They also offer investments and insurance.
Hair Affair. Expert hair cutting, styling, facials,
waxing and professional nail care.
De Freewieler rents scooters and quads; profession-
ally repairs almost anything on two wheels. Sells top
brand bikes. Have your keys made here.
APA Construction are professional General
Contractors. They also specialize in creating patios
and walkways with fabulous sprayed and stamped
concrete pavement.
Bonaire Automation B.V. fills all your computer
needs: hardware, software, supplies, service, repair
and more.
Carib Inn is the popular 10-room inn with top-notch
dive shop and well stocked retail store. Best book trade
on Bonaire. Good prices on regulator repair, dive com-
puter H.Q.
Dive Friends Bonaire (Photo Tours Divers-Yellow
Submarine) -low prices on the seaside at Kral-
endijk, at Caribbean Club, Caribbean Court and the
Hamlet Oasis. Join their cleanup dives and BBQ.
WannaDive They make diving fun while maintain-
ing the highest professional standards. In town at
City Cafe and at Eden Beach.
Bonfysio offers comprehensive fitness programs to
suit your needs whether they be weight loss, sports or
just keeping in shape. Convenient schedule.
Fit 4 Life at the Plaza Resort Mall. Classes in Pi-
lates, Aerobics, TaeBo and more. Professional train-
ers, fitness machines and classes for all levels.

Green Label has everything you need to start or main-
tain your garden. They can design, install and maintain
it and offer plants, irrigation supplies and garden
The Bonaire Gift Shop has an wide selection of
gifts, souvenirs, liquor, dive watches, digital cameras,
things for the home, T-shirts all at low prices.
Golden Reef Inn is the affordable alternative with
fully equipped studio apartments in a quiet Bonaire
neighborhood. Just a 3-minute walk to diving and the
The Great Escape Under new management. Quiet
and tranquil setting with pool and luxuriant garden in
Belnem. Cyber Caf6, DVD rentals, restaurant and
b c b- Botterop Construction Bonaire N.V., offers
outstanding fabrication of all metal products, includ-
ing stainless. Complete machine shop too.
Paradise Photo in the Galeries Shopping Center of-
fers fast, fine processing for prints, slides, items and
services Now-full digital services.
Harbourtown Real Estate is Bonaire's oldest real
estate agent. They specialize in professional cus-
tomer services and top notch properties.
Mike Boom & Associates Broad assortment of
homes and properties. View on their website www.
bonairerealty.com or office in town
Re/Max Paradise Homes: International/US connec-
tions. 5% of profits donated to local community.

Sunbelt Realty offers full real estate, rental, and in-
surance services. If you want a home or to invest in
Bonaire, stop in and see them.
Bon Handyman is here if you need something fixed
or built. Ultra reliable, honest and experienced. Elec-
trical, plumbing, woodworking, etc. 717-2345

Buddy Dive Resort offers diving, Adventure Fun
tours including kayaking, mountain biking, cave snor-
keling and exploration.
Outdoor Bonaire for individually guided kayaking,
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reservations : 791-6272 or 717-4555 E-mail:
Benetton, world famous designer clothes available
now in Bonaire at prices less than those in US. For
men, women and children.

Special Security Services will provide that extra
measure of protection when you need it. Always reli-
Rocargo Freight Air and sea shipments in/out of
Bonaire. Customs agents. Professional and efficient.
FedEx agent.
Visit Warehouse Bonaire to shop in a large, spotless
supermarket. You'll find American and European
brand products. THE market for provisioning.
Bonaire Oceanfront villa for up to nine people: five
kitchens, five bathrooms. Ideal for divers.
Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika di
Amor or Skiffy. Hotel pickup.
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now try the best: best prices, highest quality wines
from around the world, kept in a cooled warehouse.
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Don for a workout that will refresh mind and body.
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Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

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Born on Bonaire....

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"I was born in Rincon in 1942. My
mother, Antonia Schermer, born Mar-
tinus, was a descendant of one of the
daughters of Cornelis Marten, 'Papa
Comes,' a man from Curamao who was
very important to Antriol. We were a
family of five children and mother was
a homemaker.
I think one of the reasons why every-
thing has changed and why there are so
many problems with children nowadays
is the fact that mothers are not at home
anymore. There used to be serenity for
the children, they were satisfied. You
can't turn back the times, but you have
to look for a solution because many
children are being left to their own de-
vices. Also a child needs to rest. I do
respect the crlche leaders and I know
they do their work with love, but is it
necessary to put a seven-week-old baby
in a crlche? Children are better off with
their parents.
My father was a lighthouse keeper at
Seroe Bentana in Washington Park and
he worked as a substitute at Spelonk.
When Hurricane Janet passed by in
1954 the lighthouse in Seroe Bentana
was struck by lightning and burned
down completely. My dad was lucky;
he wasn't there when it happened, but
somebody was burned alive and another
one was severely injured. After the
tragedy my father started working in
We had a carefree childhood. We
spent a lot of time enjoying nature in
the Washington and Slagbaai planta-
tions, when it wasn't a national park.
We also owned a kunuku, like practi-
cally everybody else did. Ours was at
Subi Blanco, halfway between Rincon
and Playa. We had goats and grew corn,
pumpkins, watermelons and beans
which we sold. It was a very serious
After elementary school when I was
12 I had to go to boarding school in
Curaqao, because there was no high
school on the island. I was homesick
and became very quiet, but eventually I
got used to it like you get used to every-
At 16 I went to Holland, to Breda, to
the Maria Kweekschool where I studied
teaching. I lived with a family with
small children. I think that period sub-
consciously marked my future because
that's the work I'm doing now. I am an
orthopedagoog, a child therapist, some-
one who works with children whose
development is disturbed. I specialize
in children with learning disorders
(children with normal capabilities, but
somehow they can't make it) and chil-
dren with behavioral problems. It's a
healing process and I am a follower of
the humane approach because a child

has to learn to recognize why he or she
is behaving in a certain way. It's not
like input equals output.
People used to think genetics and en-
vironment were the two factors that
would mold a person. Nowadays they
say you have to look at the 'child fac-
tors,' like intelligence, character, tem-
per, motives etc; the factors of the
child's up bringers- like those of the
father, the mother, the family and the
teachers (with all the different up bring-
ers a child has these days, it has become
confusing and less clear for the child)-

"Once a boy asked me
very seriously, 'Don't you
have children?'
I answered, 'Almost all
the children of Bonaire
are my children'..."

and last but not least, the environment
of the child the neighborhood, friends
and the social setting. The most recent
theory to explain behavioral develop-
ment includes all these factors and their

After four years in Breda I became a
teacher. I had not been in Bonaire all
those years and I hadn't seen my family
either, but we kept in close touch by
correspondence. I went to Curaqao and
worked at a primary school for one year
and then I returned to Bonaire where I
started teaching at the Saint Dominicus
School, Bonaire's first friar school. At
the same time I was very much in-
volved in scouting. It was a good com-
bination; I learned a lot a bright stu-
dent could turn out to be very clumsy,
and a child who wasn't so brilliant sud-
denly showed good leadership, and that
made a balance. I stayed on Bonaire for
six years and then I went on leave to
Holland and decided to stay there to do
extra studying.
Going back to school was an eye
opener. I had matured; I knew what
they were talking about; at the same
time it was very new. I lived in Gronin-
gen, a university city in the north and it
was sizzling very modern and lots of
new views. It was a studious year. I
started working as a teacher at a school
in a low-income neighborhood. The
children were difficult; they were rest-
less and stressed and irritated because
of all the problems they were facing at
home. It was a school like many other
big city schools. I learned a lot working

with these chil-
dren. The way I
see it now is that
it defined my
life's course.
I think I have a
talent for it and
the circumstances
made it happen
too, but if you do
your work with
love and dedica-
tion everything
falls in its place.
However, you
don't get it for
nothing; you
have to work
very hard. Many
children come to
school with lots of worries. They go
through so many things at home and it
depresses them and makes them sad
and they are not themselves. If they
have a teacher who's dedicated and lov-
ing, they will feel happier and it helps
them and it works curatively and pre-
ventively. A teacher like that can make
a child strong."
Emmy Schermer is a very special per-
son; she's extremely passionate about
her work. When you think about it, you
know that she must have seen lots of
misery and ugliness, but it never
touched her, for Emmy has no malice
or trace of bitterness. She's an angel, a
wise and beautiful person.
"I taught at that school for four years,
and at the same time I was doing more
advanced studies in education. It was a
beautiful time. After five years in Gron-
ingen I returned to Bonaire. I wanted to
be with my parents and my family, and
I was longing for my country. They
needed me here.
I started working for the Department
of Education for seven years at the
pedagogic didactic bureau as a
teacher's guide, after that for three
years as an inspector at kindergarten,
elementary schools and for special edu-
cation. In the meantime I was studying
MO-B, more advanced education,
through Curaqao, and I decided, after
having been on Bonaire for 10 years, to
finish studying in Holland. I went back
to Groningen where I was advised to
get a university degree as a child thera-
pist. But soon after I'd started I had to
return to Bonaire because my mother
became severely ill. Before she died she
told me, 'You have to go on!' When
she passed away May 1986 I went back
to Holland. I finished my studies in
three and a half years, with a scholar-
ship, and returned to Bonaire where I
started working for SEK (Educational
and Cultural Service) in diagnostics,

Emmy Schermer

testing children with learning disorders.
I did that until I retired. But...I never
really stopped;" she laughs "it just
went on!
Now I'm working part time, counsel-
ing youngsters and sometimes their par-
ents, and for the last few years I've
worked for the SGB high school, where
they have a special class for children
who have problems fitting in. It's very
intense and I often worry about Bon-
aire, about its future and its youth.
Children have become tougher and
more indifferent. When there's a lack of
love and attention it causes irreparable
damage to the child, and parents should
be more conscious of that.
I thank God for the talent he gave me.
I'm grateful when I see a child improv-
ing. That's the reward. I'm still learning
and I study every day. It's an ongoing
process. But I would like to have some
more time to be with my people, my
family, time for myself and to be with
my boyfriend in Curaqao. However, so
far Bonaire is keeping me too busy! I
know by now that it wouldn't be the
end of the world if I'd stop working,
but I wish there were more people inter-
ested in doing this work so they could
take over. I never dreamt I would be-
come a child therapist, but I know for
sure that if I'd had children of my own,
I never would have gone to work. I
would have stayed at home with them!
Some things just happen to you, and
life takes its
course. Once, a
boy asked me
very seriously,
'Don't you have
children?' I an-
swered, 'Almost
all the children of
Bonaire are my
photo and story by Greta Kooistra

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

Page 17

(Rayvah Opens in Rincon.
Continuedfrom page 5)
bers of the FKPD (handicapped
center). "The people of Rincon,"
say ex-teacher and community
leader, Maria Koeks, "are very
happy to have Rayvah here in Rin-
con. They can take the courses here
more conveniently than going all
the way to Playa." She continued,
"And the idea is everyone can use
it, youngsters, teens and adults."
Rayvah is located next to the Rin-
con Marshe in the center of town,
across from the gas station. For
more information call Wesley Chir-
ino at 717-5564 L.D.

FrKPD's 3anara ana uOlvapresent a giJt oJ
appreciation to Rayvah's Monica

n 2003 Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) launched its satellite
tracking program under the direction of Dr. Robert van Dam. The second
turtle Robert fitted with a transmitter that year was a female hawksbill named
"Schillie." We tracked "Schillie" as she traveled from Klein Bonaire to Mona
Island, Puerto Rico, arriving there at the beginning of January, 2004.
Robert is now directing another project at Mona Island and informed us re-
cently that "Schillie" had been found while they were conducting in-water sur-
veys off Monito Island, an even smaller island near Mona. Her satellite trans-
mitter was still in place, but the team carefully removed it from her shell prior
to her release.
We believe that this is something of a first for sea turtle tracking: a Project
Director, running two separate programs at different points in time, finding the
animal in both its nesting and foraging places, approximately 700 km apart,
and lovingly removing the transmitter.
We tip our hats to Robert and his colleagues at Mona Island and look forward
to seeing "Schillie" back around Bonaire in the not too distant future.
Also, the male hawksbill turtle sponsored by the Freewinds cruise ship was
still with us as of August 8th when he was photographed off Ebo's Reef by
Roger Burnham. Andy Uhr

Bonaire Reporter September 16 to September 23, 2005

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*to find it, just look up

Shine on

M ark Wednesday,
September 21st
as a night you can use the
Moon to find the brilliant
planet Mars, which is rac-
ing toward us. And mark
this weekend as the week-
end of the Harvest Moon.
On this Saturday and
Sunday nights, September
17 and 18, just after sun-
set face east where you
will see an exquisite full
Moon called the Harvest Moon, which is the name given to the full Moon closest
to the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of autumn. And since the Autumnal Equi-
nox this year is on Thursday, September 22nd, this Saturday's full Moon becomes
this year's Harvest Moon. Now although the Moon is officially full at 10:01 pm,
Bonaire Sky Park Time this Saturday, thus making Saturday the official night of
the Harvest Moon, traditionally the Harvest Moon lasts more than one night. And
it includes the two almost full Moons two nights before the official full Moon and
the two almost full Moons two nights after. So we have five nights of the Harvest
You see, normally the Moon rises approximately 50 minutes later each succes-
sive night, except for the Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox, which rises only
20 to 25 minutes later each night. The reason for this is that the path of the Moon
closest to the Equinox makes a much smaller angle with the horizon than at any
other time of year. Before the invention of electric lights having a full Moon sev-
eral nights just after sunset was important to farmers at harvest time because it
meant they could work after sunset for several evenings in a row to gather in their
crops by the light of the Harvest Moon. Today farming at night is done with artifi-
cial lighting and harvesting goes on 24 hours a day. So the Harvest Moon has lost
its original significance, although one thing it has not lost is its incredible beauty
because for five nights we'll see it rise shortly before or shortly after sunset.
And all rising full Moons always look bigger and more colorful, usually reddish-
orange, than when they're overhead. That's because when the Moon is close to the
horizon we see it through thicker and dustier layers of our Earth's atmosphere.
And it is the dust in our Earth's atmosphere which causes the orangeish color and
at this time of year reminds a lot of people of the orange color of a pumpkin. In
fact some say that the man in the Moon face may be what started the tradition of
carving Jack OLantern faces on pumpkins.

And this year something has been added because if you wait until around 10 pm
you'll see the planet which is racing for a super Halloween rendezvous with Earth,
brilliant Mars rising over the horizon. And to make sure yout'e found it, go out
around 10 pm, Wednesday September 21st and you'll see an exquisite waning gib-
bous Moon only 50 above Mars, which means you can use the Moon as a Mars
finder that night. So happy Mars finding and happy Harvest Moon.
Jack Horkheimer


S FFor the week:
September 12 September 18, 2005
By Astrologer Michael Thiessen

ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Overindulgence may cause conflicts. Look into al-
ternate means of supporting your financial burdens. You will do best to entertain
those you wish to close deals with. You can convince others to follow suit. Your
lucky day this week will be Thursday.
TAURUS (Apr. 21- may 21) You need some rest. Get into fitness programs to
keep in shape. Your ambitious mood may not go over well with loved ones. You
can't live your life for others. Problems with skin, bones, or teeth may mess up
your schedule. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) This could be a serious relation ship. Home im-
provement projects will go well if you delegate work to all your family members.
Your involvement in groups will be favorable for meeting new and exciting indi-
viduals. Use your charm, but don't sign or agree to anything. Your lucky day this
week will be Wednesday.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) Stick to your own projects and by the end of the
day you'll shine. You can make money through solid investment plans. You may
want to make changes that will turn your entertainment room into a real family
affair. Don't be too confident that coworkers are on your side. Your lucky day this
week will be Tuesday.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You need a day to rest and relax with the ones you love.
Don't be too eager to cut those who have disappointed you from your life. Concen-
trate on your career and on making money. Do your chores and get on with the
things you enjoy doing. Your lucky day this week will be Thursday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Opportunities may come up at prestigious affairs.
Outings with relatives or good friends will provide you with stimulating conversa-
tion. You need more space for the whole family. You may find a rare antique this
week. Your lucky day this week will be Thursday.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) It's doubtful anyone will try to stand in your way or
cut you off at the pass this week. Offer good conversation and a nice soothing
lunch. Travel should be on your agenda. Home improvement projects will go well
if you delegate work to your family members. Your lucky day will be Thursday.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) Be discreet and don't present your ideas until
you're certain that they're foolproof. You can expect your mate to get fed up and
make the choices for you or back off completely. Get back down to earth and to
basics. Someone may be trying to pull the wool over your eyes.Your lucky day
this week will be Saturday.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) You can get others to do things for you but
be sure not to overpay them or lend them money. Make career changes that may
increase your income. People who try to persuade you to do things their way will
annoy you. Don't get upset. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Children might be on your mind. Don't hesi-
tate to make special plans just for two. Put your thoughts on paper. You can en-
hance your reputation if you treat family and friends with respect and dignity.
Don't be too quick to respond to a plea for help. Your lucky day this week will be
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Take the time to sort out your personal papers
and double-check your financial investments. Opportunities to pamper yourself
may unfold. Children could cost you more than you can afford. Do your own thing
and everything will settle down. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Take care of your personal needs. Use your added
discipline to get what you want. Do your own research and be prepared. You have
to take hold of your life and make some crucial decisions. Your lucky day this
week will be Thursday.

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