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2005
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T he Dutch government's con-
troversial "admission and re-
moval rule" for criminal and de-
prived Antillean and Aruban youths
is a form of apartheid, parliamentary
delegations from the Dutch Antilles
and Aruba said in a joint statement pre-
sented to the Dutch parliament last
Monday.
They rejected Minister of Foreign
Affairs Rita Verdonk's plans to intro-
duce legislation that will make it possi-
ble to force criminal and deprived An-
tillean and Aruban youths to return
home. The Dutch Antilles and Aruba
are not "homelands" within the King-
dom of the Netherlands, and the pro-
posed measure is "at best discrimina-
tory" and in contravention of a raft of
national and international laws and
treaties, the statement said.


A Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius
are insisting on a mini-conference
J with the Netherlands shortly to dis-
cuss their future relations with that
country. The three smaller islands,
which are going for direct ties with the
Netherlands, made this clear in an
agreement signed by the Commission-
ers of Constitutional Affairs following
a meeting in Curaqao last Thursday.
They believe the current difficulties
Curaqao and St. Maarten are having
should not affect their negotiations as


Jong Bon-
aire members
Nathaniel Coffie
and Fabricio
Rombley show
some of the coins
donated by City
Caf6 to the Jong
Bonaire Youth
Center. "City"
donated four
trays of coins to
provide signifi-
cant support of
the center's ac-
tivities. The center's youngsters, Director Bilha Thomas Evertsz and the board of
Jong Bonaire say a big thank you.


the issues are significantly different.


A Marine Park Rangers are con-
tinuing to act against illegal spear
fishermen. During a recent court ap-
pearance two local men arrested for
spearfishing and caught with the fish
were convicted and fined NAf500 and
had the fish and speargun confiscated.
Threats had been made against the
Chief Ranger who called police to
make the arrest. Spearfishing has been
illegal in Bonaire for over half a cen-
tury.


Bonaire's multi-language (Dutch,
English, Papiamentu and Spanish)
newspaper, ARCO, according to a
published report last week in the ex-
tra, may become a daily. It is also
available on line at www.arcobonaire.
com. The topic in arcobonaire@gmail.
com emailed newsletter's most recent
issue, was "Ahmadi-Najad vs. Bush
Dialogue Rejected."

A Last week the police promised to
take a firm hand against motorcy-
clists and scooter riders who roar and
race their "bikes" through the streets of
Kralendijk. And on Saturday afternoon
they confiscated a car and a Suzuki
motor bike downtown because of


"feverish" behavior on the part of its
rider. A bit later a man, according to
witnesses' statements to the police,
smashed in the window of the nearby
Benetton store because he was upset
the police took his motorbike. The po-
lice think the man, initials J.A., whose
motorbike was impounded shortly be-
fore, may be responsible.

A It was mayhem in Curacao
in two sections of the is-
land where telecommuni-
cations provider Digicel
offered to exchange DI
phones from other cel-
lular companies for its phones. About
1,100 people showed up. It was so
crowded that one person fainted and
the company was forced to cut short
the action out of safety concerns.
Digicel will soon begin to offer service
on Bonaire.
(Continued on page 3)


ThrTPORTER

IN THS ISSUE:

DEZA Bonaire Economic Report 4
(Licenses and Permits)
Snack Bar Detectives (Great
China Restaurant) 5
Windsurfing Report (Bonairean
Board riders on Factory Teams) 5
Special Olympics Thanks
Volunteers 6
Dive into Adventure Bonaire 7
Dos Winkel Presents "ANOTHER
WORLD" 7
Turtles win at Boca Onima
Completed 8
Local Football Too 8
Bondy on the Ball (6) 9
World Cup Schedule 9
Where to Watch the World Cup 9
Antique Houses (Kas di Hala,
Bacuna) 10
Wind & Surf Beach Bar BBQ 13
Dia di Arte 15
Lora Project Update 18

WEEKLY FEATURES:

Flotsam & Jetsam 2
Coral Glimpses 3
Picture Yourself, (Gruene, Texas) 12
SuDoku Puzzle 12
Classifieds 12
Tide Table 12
Pet of the Week "Rose" 14
Sudoku Answer 14
Reporter Masthead 14
What's Happening 15
Movieland Film Schedule 15
Shopping & Dining Guides 16
On the Island Since (Noran Barry) 17
Sky Park (SummerSolstice Star
Gazing) 19
The Stars Have It 19


Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006


Page 2






















A Following the parliamentary con-
sultation kingdom relations meetings in
The Hague, Dutch Antillean Relations
Minister Alexander Pechtold organ-
ized an informal and sociable farewell
reception. These took place Friday eve-
ning and were dominated by the world championship football matches.
photos by Antillenhuis/Nico van der Ven


thority). The Reporter goes to press
S before the meeting convenes. Clearing
of the hotel site continues with more
and more fine sea views and old-
growth trees becoming visible as the
rubble is cleared away. What a per-
-* feet place for a "green space" and
beach area open to all.

A Several people contacted The Re-
porter to say they have not been able
to get through to Bonaire by tele-
phone for the past two weeks. Some
Americans using the Sprint network


to introduce and j
inspire recrea- C-r, 6
tional divers and o \ Iuni
snorkelers to i k
participate in \
year round vol- F
unteer fish
monitoring programs, raise awareness
among both the diving community and
the public at large regarding marine
environments and trends in fish popu-
lations, and provide researchers, ma-
rine resource managers and policy
makers with valuable information
when making decisions regarding our
marine resources. For more information
contact local sponsor, Dive Friends/
Yellow Submarine, or Linda Ridley, the
local contact, tel. 791-4262.

A The ship used by Greenpeace to
confront Japanese whaling ships in
the southern ocean was refused per-
mission to dock in St. Kitts and Ne-
vis, where a global whaling group was
held. Greenpeace said that the authori-
ties in the former British colony, which
has sided with Japan in a long-running
and emotional dispute over a 20-year
ban on commercial whaling, did not
give a reason for denying entry to the
MY Arctic Sunrise.


coral glimpses
(a bit of information about corals presented
each week by naturalist Dee Scarr)
~ Crrs....mar. -


This little brain coral, photo-
graphed at night with its tentacles
expanded for feeding, lives along the
inside edge of a discarded tire and is
growing squished against the top of
the tire. Dee Scarr photo

proposals by ..- -
Japan: one for) o
secret ballots
that it said
would allow
Caribbean and
Pacific nations
to back its pro-
whaling stance
without fear of
reprisal, and


A Agenda items for the Island
Council meeting on June 21 revolve
around the transfer of real estate. Th
most interesting involves the propos
transfer of the Sunset (Bonaire)
Beach Hotel property to a new en-
tity, BOG, N.V. Bonaire Overhei
Gebouwen (the Bonaire Building Ai


he
sed


1-
is-
i-


appeared to have no problems. Telbo 4 Japan suffered a resounding another to pre-
said they were aware of the problem defeat last Friday at the Interna- vent the IWC
and were working to fix it. tional Whaling Commission, calming from discussing the fate of dolphins
fears among conservationists that it and porpoises as well as whales.
A The Great Annual Fish Count might finally win enough support in "So far we have managed to dodge
organized by the Reef Environmental the world body to start attacking a ban the harpoon," said Joth Singh, director
Education Foundation (REEF) goes into on whaling, of wildlife and habitat protection for
high gear next month. The GAFC serves The commission voted against two (Continued on page 4)


Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006


(Flotsam & Jetsam. Continued from page 2)


Sunset (Bonaire) Beach


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SBonaire Economic Report

DEZA, Bonaire's Department of Economic and Labor Part 4
Affairs, has issued its comprehensive report for
2005. It describes al aspects of the economy. In the next weeks
The Reporter continues to pass on information from this report.

Business Licenses I2002lm0020032004 2


75 44 39
69 36 20
0 2 17


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15


71
42


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Licenses and Permits

While the table above seems to
show a spike upward (2005*) in
requests for business permits/licenses,
changes in procedures are responsible for
some of the growth.
A majority of business licenses (53%)
are granted in the sector of "business ser-
vices," representing maintenance service
companies, plumbing, cleaning, electric-
ity, handyman services and other. The
HORECA (hotel, food & beverage) sector
is naturally an important sector for which
many business licenses are granted (19%),
especially to small apartment complexes,
restaurants and bed and breakfasts. The
wholesale and retail trade is developing as
well (11%) and represents supermarkets
and any type of retail business services.
Some requests are to change legal form,
from an N.V. to a B.V. or from an E.Z. to
a B.V. or N.V. rather than to create a new
business.
The Beverage and HORECA sector is
stabilizing with almost the same amount


of requests in 2005 than in 2004. Never-
theless the high amount of Beverage-
HORECA licenses requests still in proc-
ess are mainly due to the delay caused by
the current system of granting these per-
mits, which depends on the advice and
input of several government departments,
including the police. The 73 applications
for a HORECA license represent in fact
116 different combinations of HORECA
license requests, out of which a majority
are bars (22%), restaurants (20%), fol-
lowed by snacks (9%) and music (7%).
An apparent increase in the number of
Director licenses processed in 2005 is due
to the fact that in previous years the Di-
rector license requests were not being reg-
istered separately as they were included in
the business license request. The Director
licenses were only registered when ap-
plied for separately, in case of a new Di-
rector or change of Director for example.
Last year Director licenses are registered
as a separate category. DEZA Report


(Flotsam and Jetsam. Continued from page 3)

the International Fund for Animal Wel-
fare, at the meeting on the Caribbean
island of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Environmental group Greenpeace
said Friday's votes were "a victory for
the whales, but no cause for compla-
cency.
And indeed that proved true, for two
days later, for the first time in more
than two decades, Japan and its pro-
whaling counterparts won a major-
ity vote which prompted celebration
among whaling nations.
Having lost four vital votes since Fri-
day to force the IWC to end its 20-year
old ban on the hunting of whales, a
resolution tabled by St Kitts and Ne-
vis proposed a "normalization" of the
IWC won by a slim one-vote majority.
In Favor of the St Kitts
Declaration = 33:
Antigua & Barbuda, Benin, Cambodia,
Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark,
Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada,
Guinea, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Ki-
ribati, Mali, Marshall Islands, Maurita-
nia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nauru, Nica-
ragua, Norway, Palau, Russian Federa-
tion, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St
Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal,
Solomon Islands, Suriname, Togo, Tu-
valu
Against = 32:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Belize, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic,
Finland, France, Germany, Hungary,
India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxem-
bourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands,
New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Portu-
gal, San Marino, Slovak Republic,
South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzer-
land, UK, USA.
Abstentions = 1: China
Absent = 1: Guatemala


for the same period. (Bonaire: Jan-
Apr tourists, 22,998, change +10.9%
source: Caribbean Tourism Organiza-
tion website)


A Welcome to new advertiser,
Larry's Bakery in North Salifia,
where not only do they have local and
Dutch treats but they feature rolls,
breads and more made from whole
grain flour. They're super delicious
and good for your health too. Larry's is
an immaculate operation with wonder-
ful baking fragrances emanating from
the kitchen 24 hours a day. It's on
Kaya Cacique, across the street from
the North Salina Centro di Bario. It's
worth a trip to North Salina! See their
ad on page 13.

A Antillean Wine Company's Sat-
urday evening tastings are suspended
until August 19th. To order, call
"Marjolein 2" at the store, Tuesday to
Saturday, 9 am to 12:30 pm at 717-
7547. Or call 09-560-7539 or 717-
2950.

tBonaire's Culinary Team leaves
for the Caribbean Hotel Association's
"Taste of the Caribbean" culinary
Olympics this weekend to compete
against 16 top teams from islands all
over the Caribbean. This year the team
is HOT! Staff from The Bonaire Re-
porter will be there to cover the event.

A The Bonaire Reporter It's Still
Free! Every week we print 1,500 cop-
ies of The Reporter which are distrib-
uted around the island. People are al-
ways asking why can't we print more.
Printing, transportation and produc-
tions costs are rising, and to print more
copies would be so costly that The Re-
porter could no longer be offered free
to the public. But there is a solution -
when you're through with your copy of
The Reporter, could you please pass it
on to someone else. In this way, eve-
ryone wins: more people will be able
to read it and we can continue to say,
"It's Still Free!"
And be sure to tell our advertisers
who support us, "The Reporter sent
me!


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The Snack Bar Detectives
Their Mission: To seek out the mysteries that lie behind the
doors ofBonaire's snacks

This week: Great China Restaurant
Kaya Grande 39


B ig D is
back. He means
business and is
prepared to
throw caution to
the wind. He de-
cides on this
week's choice of
venue, and the
look that I see in
his eye tells me -, 7
not to argue. We
drive downtown
and there I see it,
Great China Res-
taurant. Surely
he can't be seri-
ous, in the middle of town where everyone can see us! I think it's too much of a
risk but Big D has the devil in him.

We enter by the side door. The small bar is welcoming enough and a TV is glow-
ing above our heads. We decide to eat in the air conditioned Restaurant area; it has
a definite feeling of the Orient with Chinese d6cor and red lanterns.

Our host for the evening was Paco Xual, a Bonaire snack bar veteran of 19 years.
We felt like we were in good hands. While sipping on our ice cold Polars, we pe-
rused the menu. I was beginning to settle a little and was happier with Big D's
choice of venue. Despite the many choices that I was given, yet again I weakened
and took the Beef Curry. Big D, always the adventurous one, had Ryst Tafel (rice
table) which was a little of everything. I asked Paco if he was up to the challenge
of making the hottest curry on Bonaire. He smiled.

Our meals arrived shortly after. Big Ds was a cornucopia of meat, fish and vege-
tables. My curry looked harmless enough; I was prepared to be underwhelmed.
Paco brought me a side order of chilli just in case I needed something ex-
tra........... Yes, we have a new winner. This was the hottest yet, even I didn't
have the courage to add the chilli.


Wincsurtina Report

More Bonairean

Boardriders on .

Factory Teams

T here is exciting news on the local
windsurf scene. Jaeger Sint Jago ..
and Arthuro "Payo" Soliano have been
rewarded for their efforts by earning slots
as team riders for Angulo Boards. This is
the second year these two young talents
were taken on by Angulo Boards, owned
by once Hawaiian-based Josh Angulo.
Josh, a full-on pro, decided to shape some
boards creating a hip and much soughtPayo and Jaeger
after board design. He has since moved Ann Phelan photo
his operation to Cabo Verde and is proud
to sponsor two Bonairean hot shots. Payo
and Jaeger became riders last year after an island-based scout, Ann Phelan, recom-
mended them for sponsorship. Angulo, recognizing the value of the youth, pro-
vides each rider with a brand new board each year. In turn, Jaeger and Payo repre-
sent the brand, sailing and training hard. Both boys attend events in the US and the
ABC islands, competing in freestyle and racing disciplines.
Another team rider is Hendrick Balentien. Hendrick is sponsored annually by JP,
another top board company in the industry. Considering boards cost on the average
of $1,200, being sponsored is a dream come true. Hendrick is entering his second
year as a team rider for JP. He sails any day school is over and there is wind. With
the support of his family he hopes to compete June 26 when over 70 members of
Team Bonaire head to Aruba Hi Winds.
Hi Winds was once the event of the Caribbean. It is a favorite event for local rid-
ers for the super fun parties and the well organized race formats. In the 80s Hi
Winds was the event frequented by big names such as Robby Naish. In recent
years Team Bonaire has dominated the races.
With brand new gear Payo and Jaeger have high expectations. Good Luck
Hendrick, Payo and Jaeger. Ann Phelan

(If you want some windsurfing fun without getting wet, check out http://www.
bonairebattle.tv/ Ed.)


Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006


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Special Olympics Thanks Volunteers


Chio Semeleer, Head of Coaches, gives a Special Olympics Pin to Emile
Vonaesch, partner of Leone Vergeest, Volunteer and Manager of the
Bowling Alley.


The evening was divided into three
parts. First, people socialized and got
to know each other. Then they were
given information about Special Olym-
pics in general and SO Bonaire in par-
ticular. And thirdly the volunteers were
rewarded with a nice and fancy Chez
Nous meal. All received a Special
Olympics Bonaire pin. We also an-
nounced our volunteer of the year:
Aura Engelhart. Also all board mem-
bers got their official SO Bonaire busi-
ness cards.
We really had a great time and we
got people so interested that we got
two extra volunteers and a sponsor!"
Roosje v.d. Hoek, Photos by Jan Pieter
v d ~ Hpk


Last Friday the Board of
Special Olympics held
an evening of appreciation for
their devoted volunteers at
Chez Nous.
Roosje v.d.Hoek, National
Director ofBonaire Special
Olympics, writes:
"The idea for a volunteer
appreciation day started when
Chio Semeleer, head of
coaches, and I were in St.
Kitts for the Special Olympics
Caribbean Business Meet-
ing last April.
Chio and I decided to put
into practice all that we
learned, so we came up with
the idea for a Volunteer Ap-
preciation Day because we
realize how special we
(volunteers) are, giving all our
time to a great cause. To us it
was somehow natural and that
we give without thinking Spec
about it. So we decided to re- pre,
ward all those persons who, the
just as we, give their time.
And because we could never
pay them for what they do and be-
cause volunteering is not about get-
ting paid, we thought it would be a
nice way of saying thank you!
We also thought that it would be a
great chance to inform them and their


ial Olympics Bonaire President Lupe Uranie
sents a gift to Aura Engelhart, Volunteer of
Year (Board Member, Bocce Coach, Parent
of an SO Athlete)

partners more about Special Olympics
since many of them just help without
really knowing all the ins and outs.
This way we would try to get them
more involved and motivated.


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SDive Into Adventure Bonaire


T he "Taste of Bonaire" marked the adrenalin-
spiked start of the first Dive Into Adventure Bon-
aire event. A long row of information stands lined the
waterfront promenade, offering over-the-top activities
that both complemented Bonaire's world-famous diving
and spotlighted landside eco-adventures. Local and visi-
tors jammed Wilhelmina Park from dusk into the late
hours with a background of music, dance, and a few, re-
freshingly short, speeches.
Participants, both foreign and local, are participating in
the dozens of activities during this week. We will have a
report in our next issue. Meanwhile enjoy the photos of
the start of DIAB 2006. G.D.

.....
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Dos Winkel Presents "ANOTHER WORLD,"A Close-up View of Undersea Life


B onaire's own Dos Winkel, world
renowned underwater and nature
photographer, has been a featured
speaker at Dive Into Adventure Bonaire-
2006. While he is in Bonaire, Dos will
present his latest coffee table book,
"ANOTHER WORLD, Colors, Tex-
tures, and Patterns of the Deep" at
Bongo's Beach Bar (Eden Beach Hotel)
on Thursday, June 29th. This is the first
of a trilogy. The second volume will be
"Faces of the Deep," and the final vol-
ume will feature all ecosystems where
Dos has dived, including rain forests,
high altitude lakes, mangroves, and the
plant reefs in the temperate waters of
South Australia.
"ANOTHER WORLD" is very differ-
ent from Dos' previous works--fine art
rather than documentation. The more
than 100 full page photographs are a


feast of brilliant colors, arresting shapes
and textures, and superb composition,
which bear little resemblance to tradi-
tional underwater photographs. For those
familiar with the undersea world, Dos
provides a new view of the familiar (e.g.
a close up view of a trumpet fish's eye),
as well as the exotic (e.g. a 1/4 inch por-
celain crab photographed on a sea pen in
Indonesia). It is macro-photography at
its best. The book will appeal as well to
those who want to know more about the
undersea world, whether or not they
have ever set foot in the sea. The pro-
logue written by Kalli de Meyer, a for-
mer Bonaire Marine Park Manager and
current head of the Dutch Caribbean Na-
ture Alliance, provides a comprehensive
overview of coral reefs and the creatures
which depend on them for their exis-
tence, thus putting the pictures which


follow into perspective. The
BBC Wildlife Magazine wrote,
"There's nothing like an expert
eye to bring a subject to life.
And when it comes to coral
reefs, they don't come more ex-
pert than underwater photogra-
pher Dos Winkel."
The book sale will be at 5 pm.,
at the special price on that day,
including tax, of $52.50
(NAf94.50), instead of the regular price
of $68.25 (NAf 120.75). Dos will auto-
graph each book sold. If you buy this
book, you may also buy some of Dos'
earlier works, the "Watercolors Bonaire"
book, or the "Nature Colors Curagao," at
the half price cost of $20 US (NAf35).
At 7 pm Dos will present a slide show on
Undersea Camouflage and Mimicry.


Coral reefs around the world are under
siege. Books such as "ANOTHER
WORLD" capture the magic of under
sea life and, hopefully, will motivate
people to appreciate and conserve this
precious resource for future generations.
Story & photo by Ben & Laura
Buchbinder


bonaire Keporter June za to July /, zuuB


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Turtles Win at Boka Onima


SIN:A HIR.IIT


NM embers of Dienst
Ruimtelijke Ont-
wikkeling en Beheer
(DROB) in cooperation
with members of Sea Turtle Conversa-
tion Bonaire (STCB) have completed
the restoration of the beach at Boka
Onima.
On August 9th last year, STINAPA
rangers interrupted sand removal ac-
tivities at Boka Onima, but not before
multiple truck loads of sand were re-
moved, and the beach was ravaged.
With the removal of the sand at least
two turtle nests were destroyed.
Shortly after, a few more turtles came
ashore and were not able to lay their
eggs because of the shortage of sand.
Restoration was necessary. Now, we
are pleased to announce that the work
has finally been completed. STCB
hopes turtles will return this season to
nest at Boka Onina.
This is not the first time that sea tur-
tle nesting beaches have been lost to
sand mining. Years ago the beaches at
Playa Grandi, Boka Lagun and Boka
Washikemba were very important nest-
ing sites for sea turtles. The sand from
these beaches was taken and used in


construction. The result is that at this
time hardly any turtle eggs are being
laid at these locations. The few times
that eggs have been laid at these sites
they were deposited in shallow nests
due to the lack of sand, and sea water
infiltrated the nests, destroying the
eggs.
This is the first time in the history of
STCB that a nesting beach has been
professionally restored. STCB plans to
monitor Boka Onima closely to see if
the sea turtles return to lay eggs during
this nesting season. If nests are laid,
they will be monitored to ensure suc-
cessful hatching.
By now, it should be commonly
known that sea turtles are protected on
Bonaire, the Caribbean and for that
matter all over the world. Bonaire has
recently adopted laws that better pro-
tect the sand on sea turtle nesting
beaches, but it is unclear exactly when
these laws will become effective.
STCB would like to see these laws put
into effect immediately and hopes that
they are vigorously enforced.
Mabel Nava, STCB Release


Jurgen "Kuchi" Rojerfrom Kolegio Reina Beatrix school, named the top player
of the interscholastic football games, gets his award from Ubaldo Anthony and
Commissioner of Sports, James Kroon.

While football frenzy was rampant in Germany, Bonaire was finishing up
its interscholastic soccer season. In the final game for the Ubaldo An-
thony Cup, Kolegio Reina Beatrix came out the winner. The positions of the other
elementary schools were: Kolegio San Luis Bertran, runner-up; Kolegio Kristu
Bon Wardador in third place; Kolegio Watapana (Special Ed.) fourth; and Kolegio
Papa Comes in fifth place. A VBO release and photo


Mother and Daughter: Andrea Si-
mar and Mabel Nava, DIAB 2006


Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006


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0Bondv On The Ball


KNOCKOUT STAGE SCHEDULE


Roud of 16
1A-2B
1C-2D


1E -2F
1G-2H

IB- 2A
1D-2C

1F-2E
1H-2G


Quarterfinals


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Brazil's Kaka celebrates his goal

W ell, here I am again, this week,
reporting from my home coun-
try, England. The towns and cities are
adorned with the white and red of the
George Cross; the pubs are filled with
fans watching every game they can. In
the interest of journalism, I am forcing
myself to join them while drinking a pint
of my favourite ale!
Firstly, let's go back to last Sunday
where we left off

Mexico and Iran was the second match
of the day, as expected, an easy win.
Mexico 3-1 Iran.


ri a-


Angola and Portugal next. Portugal
went ahead after just five minutes cour-
tesy of a Luis Figo pass which gave a
simple slot in for Pauleta. Ronaldo's
early showboating wasted some chances.
His frustration showed when he received
a yellow card. As the first half came to
an end, Angola was beginning to grow.
The second half started much the same
as the first. Despite their earlier domi-
nance, Portugal stopped pushing for-
ward, bringing jeers from their own fans.
Figo, still running his 33 year-old legs
off as always, was inspirational. Not
their best performance but 3 important
points. Portugal 1-0 Angola.

Monday brought us three more games.
A thrilling last five minutes saw Austra-
lia go from 1-0 down to winning the
game. Australia 3-1 Japan.

Next we saw Czech Republic take on
the USA. The Czechs are always tough,
the Americans found out the hard way.
Czech Republic 3-0 USA.

The final game of the day saw the Ital-
ians in action. Ghana did well enough
but the final result was never in doubt.
Italy 2-0 Ghana.

Tuesdays first game saw Dick Advo-
caat's team, South Korea, take on Togo.
Not much quality from either side, the


Koreans beating the
Korea 2-1 Togo.


10 men Togo. South


The shock so far was France's dour
display against Switzerland. A game that
they were expected to breeze was sub-
dued partly by the stifling heat. Chances
came and went and at the final whistle,
the French fans made no secret of their
feelings. France 0-0 Switzerland.

Big match time. The sublime skills of
Brazil against the tough no-nonsense
style of Croatia. With three at the back,
the Croats looked to have a good shape
to stifle Brazil's movement. For most of
the first half, save for a few chances, the
tactics were working. Ronaldinho and
Carlos always looked sharp, but Ronaldo
seemed uninterested. Deservedly though,
right on half time, Brazil scored. A bril-
liant strike from the edge of the box saw
Kaka open up his account. Croatia
kicked off the second half and initially
had the lion's share of possession. Pre-
dictably, Ronaldo was taken off after 70
minutes; this was a poor display by his
standards. Brazil got back into their
stride. In the final 5 minutes, Croatia
seemed to be flagging but still they made
a few chances. After just two minutes of
stoppage time, the final whistle went.
Final score, Brazil 1-0 Croatia.

Onto Wednesdays action and Spain's
first outing. They played new boys,
Ukraine, and showed them that it's tough
at the top. Spain often disappoint in the
World Cup but not this time. An excel-
lent performance. Spain 4-0 Ukraine.

The next match saw Tunisia salvage a
point in injury time. A fairly well bal-
anced match saw Saudi winning after 90
minutes play; however, Jaidi came to the
rescue with a thumping header in the
dying seconds. Saudi Arabia 2-2 Tuni-
sia.
The final game of the day saw Ger-
many in action again. Poland came out to
defend, the styles clashed a little and
they cancelled each other out. Late in the
game, Klinsmann brings on winger,
Odonkor, in attempt to get round the
back. 15 minutes from time, Poland's
Sobolewski is sent off and the game
opened up. A last minute flurry saw Ger-
many hit the bar twice and in stoppage
time, Germany broke the deadlock cour-
tesy of substitute, Neuville. A hard win
for the hosts. Germany 1-0 Poland.

Sweden took on Paraguay and looked
more impressive than their first outing.
Paraguay looked worthy opponents, but
the Scandinavians stuck to their task and
Freddy Ljungburg popped up in the 89th
minute to seal a victory. Sweden now
knows that victory over England on
Tuesday will see them, and not Sven-


Goran Eriksson's men, win Group B. But
defeat could send the Swedes home and
put Trinidad & Tobago into the second
round. Sweden 1- 0 Paraguay.

England's second match saw them take
on Trinidad & Tobago who have already
proved resilient in this tournament. It
was a better display from England, but
again, their finishing was embarrassing.
John Terry was a stalwart clearing from
the line and Rooney made his return after
70 minutes. Eventually, after numerous
chances, Crouch managed to connect
with a Beckham cross and head home. A
few minutes later, Gerrard hit a scorcher
from distance to finish them off. Eng-
land 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago.

In an impressive display, Ecuador, for
the first time ever, booked their place in
the knock-out stages. With a confident
display they pushed aside Costa Rica
with ease. A draw with Germany would
see them top of the table! Ecuador 3-0
Costa Rica.

Shock of the week saw Angola hold off
Mexico. Mexico enjoyed all the best
chances, but a combination of poor fin-
ishing and the acrobatics of Angola goal-
keeper Joao Ricardo kept them out. Mex-
ico has some work to do now to get into
the next stages. Mexico 0-0 Angola.

Holland completed two in a row,
stretching Holland's run to 14 competi-
tive matches unbeaten. Despite game


opposition the Dutch had too much class.
An on-form van Persie and the ever dan-
gerous van Nistlerooy sealed Ivory
Coast's fate. Despite their getting a goal
back, the Ivorians never looked likely to
take anything from the match. Holland
2-1 Ivory Coast.

Argentina goes forward after giving
Serbia & Montenegro a real spanking.
Argentina gave a master class of passing
skills to show the rest of the world why
it's called "The beautiful Game." S & M
were demoralised as Argentina knocked
in goal after goal, the final whistle was a
relief. Argentina 6-0 Serbia & Monte-
negro.

There we have it, week two. England
is starting to grow but have a long way to
go. Portugal is of a similar vein and
need to see players such as Ronaldo find
their form. France will be getting feel-
ings of deja vue of 2002. Are they going
to be dismissed in the first round again?
As always, Brazil gave us value for
money, and, Spain, who so often disap-
point, got off to a flying start. The hosts
are well on their way with Holland also
looking very strong. I will be surprised
not to see these two in the last four. Ar-
gentina will be joining them if they con-
tinue to play such excellent football.
Next week I am back on Bonaire. Until
then, let's keep the
game beautiful!
Tony Bond -BBC
Internet photos


Tony Bond was born and raised in England, happy to leave
the cold of Europe behind but still follows his passion for
Manchester United (Man Utd) FC.


At City Caf6 there will be eight (8!)
TVs set up including a huge 50-inch flat
screen. In the mornings City will offer a breakfast buffet for NAf10,50. In the af-
ternoons they have a special lunch buffet for NAf12,50.


At The Great Escape watch in the
comfort of the thatched roof bar by the
pool and sample their huge selection of
beers. (the boss won't find you there).

Wind and Surf Beach Bar on the beach
The Windsurfing Place, Sorobon L.L


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Antique Living Houses of Bonaire


Kas di Hala


Bacuna


by Wilna Groenenboom


Preserving Bonaire's Architectural Heritage


T his is not a living house. So why are
we mentioning it in Antique Living
Houses of Bonaire? Because it is also con-
nected with the Herrera family which has
been and will be featured in future issues of
"Houses."
Julio Herrera and Clara Herrera-Pellgrim
bought the Plantation Bacuna in 1953.
It has many similarities to the Rooi
Lamoenchi plantation. Both had a planta-
tion kunuku house. They raised cows,
goats, sheep; they grew sorghum (maishi
chikitu), melons and aloe. In the old days
Bacuna and Rooi Lamoenchi were con-
nected by leased lands.
In the photo (top right) we can see the
main house which is a Kas di Hala (house
with wings). It is special because the left
side of the house has two floors like the
one in Nikiboko. Then there is a middle
lower section and a kitchen on the right
side, all connected to each other. The
kitchen had a place with chimney for cook-
ing called thefogon. The bread baking was
done outside, on the right side of the house.
On the left side of the main house (middle
photo) is the house for the vito (caretaker)


of the plantation.


Behind the gate, inside the Bacuna plan-
tation, you can see a part of a rocky coral
road (photo left above) with the Kas di
Hala in the distance. The horses and don-
keys lived here in the wild and were also
kept in stables behind the main house.

Such a plantation needed a lot of water,
especially for the animals, so dams were
constructed to catch the water during the
rainy season to use during the long dry
times. There are also 21 wells, some with
natural sweet water (photo lower right).
This Pos di Pia is more than four meters
deep. To reach the water, they had to cut
deep into the calcium coral rocks. The
same stone serves as a natural stairway.
The resident animals needed lots of food
as well as water so the sorghum harvest
was very important. From the sorghum
flower they made, for example, funchi,
pancakes or hot porridge with sugar. After
the seeds were removed they used the dry
plants as food for the animals. With or
without a good harvest year, they always
could use the sorghum plants as animal


food.
Sheep and goats also like to eat green,
juicy grass. So Julio Herrera imported dif-
ferent kinds of grasses like salt- and
drought-resistant grasses. In the 60s they
could keep more than 5,000 goats and
sheep with Herrera's brand on this planta-
tion. Because the property was so vast,
there actually were also lots of other sheep
and goats on the plantation without a
Herrera brand.
After Mr. Herrera could no longer take
care of his plantations, Rooi Lamoenchi
and Bacuna, due to his age and illness, he
eventually lost his whole herd. Neighboring
sheep and goats started to invade his prop-
erty because, as is said, "The neighbor's
grass seemed greener than their own
grass."

On the left side of the main house the old
aloe cooking place remains today.
At Rooi Lamoenchi you can only see the
rebuilt foundation of the aloe cooking
place, but on Bacuna it is an almost func-
tional, original one with the pan still inside.
In the photo (lower left) we can see the
basin in front where they put the aloe syrup


before cooking it. With cans they put the
syrup in the cooking pot which is more
than 1 meter wide. In the photo (lower mid-
dle) we can see under the aloe pan where
the fireplace was. The photo was taken
through the opening of the old fireplace.
This opening has a little damage, but even
without restoration you could still use this
aloe cooking place.

All together it's a beautiful, peaceful
place where, during the sunset, the flamin-
gos pass over. Sitting in a nearby cactus is
a Warawara, looking for food. Here is a
place where you can see that people and
nature can live together in harmony. W.
G.


Wilna Groenenboom is an artist and photographer
who teaches art at the SGB high school


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Gruene, Texas, USA


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plays country music
in there.
Special events take place every year in
Gruene, like: the Texas Summer Nights,
American Music Jam, Texas Metal Art
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ket and many more. It's a great place to
visit and we did not forget to bring The
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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 Friday 1- 7
pm; or phone 717-5246 for appt.

MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE?
Make it more livable from the start.
FENG SHUI CONSULTATIONS
Also interior or exterior design advice, clear-
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trained. Experienced. Inexpensive. Call
Donna at 785-9332.

BONAIRENET
The leading consumer and business infor-
mation source on Bonaire. Telephone (599)
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information go to http://www.
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CAPT. DON'S ISLAND GROWER
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

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


JELLASTONE PETPARK
Pet boarding / Dierenpension
Day and night care. phone: 7864651
www.bonairenet.com/jellastone/

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

For Sale

For Sale- Suzuki Swift 1.3- airco, power
steering, power brakes. CD radio player, 2
x 800w speakers. Very well maintained
car, just serviced. Economical in gasoline.
NAf2.000, Call at any time: 786-9389

Ford Escort LX, 1995, new transmis-
sion and many other parts. Drives great.
NAf5.800. Call 786-0372.

FOR SALE LEAVING ISLAND 2000
Toyota Yaris Verso. Air conditioning. 5
doors. Good condition. NAf8,750 obo.
Call: 786-9638 or 786-5291

FOR SALE: Furniture sofa, chairs,
bookshelves, etc. Call 717-8989


DO YOU

SUDOKU?


S uDoku means "the digits must remain single" in
Japanese. To solve the puzzle, enter the numbers 1
through 9 to the partially filled in puzzle, without repeat-
ing a number in any row, column or 3 x 3 region. For a
tutorial visit the web site www.sudokushack.com.


Still haven't tried to solve one of these silly puzzles?
Let me give you a tip on how to start one. It's one approach of many, but you may
find it useful.
I prefer to start the puzzle, by looking across the top 3 regions exclusively. Using this
week's puzzle 1008, start with the number 1; because the puzzle already starts with the
number 1 in both the first and third regions, we are solving to find the number 1 in the
second region.
The number 1 is in the 3rd row in region 1, and in the first row of region 3. Therefore
the number 1 must be the middle row in region 2. There are 2 place possibilities for the
1, but if you look up and down the column, you'll see that a 1 occupies one of the col-
umns below, so it has to be in the other, the middle space.
Enter the number 1 in that space, and then look for other numbers that have 2 spots
occupied. Then move on to the second regions below, and third. Then solve in the
same manner vertically. Now it may get tricky. Solve by rows or columns, or regions.

Clear as mud? Give it a try- it's really fun and you'll be a pro in no time!

Molly Kearney (who has to solve the puzzles)


1st
region


Row
1
Row
2
Row
3


2nd
region


3rd
region


Complete solution on page 14.


LADA NIVA (jeep) for sale
1991-4X4 drive 1.6 It.; 95.000km
NAf2.400 717-2844 or 786-2844


Wa n tedci


Wanted: A Good Home
Hello, we are two female dogs of 2
years old. We are looking for a new home
because our boss is leaving for Holland.
We are very fond of children and like to
run a lot. We are very good watchdogs; if
you treat us well we will protect you and
your family. We are also trained and there-
fore we will obey you. We also had our
injections and we cannot have puppies
anymore. Our names are Bongo (blond)
and Elsa. Who will give us a new
home???? Call Myrna 786-7365 or ask
the animal shelter.

Has anyone a manual for the Sharp
cash register XE-A120 lying
around?? Call AWC, 717-7547


WANTED: VHS video recorder/player
for use in Lora (parrot) research. Call 09-
510-4021

WANTED: Glass retail display case 3-4
feet long maximum. Contact Golden Reef
Inn 717-5759 M-F 9am-5pm. Ask for Liz.

Wanted: Used solar panels in good con-
dition. Call Don or Janet 786-0956


S a Ebys ii tte r
Summer Mother's Helper/Babysitter
Available -Weekly or Monthly Care of-
fered by a mature, reliable and outgoing
young woman. Island references avail-
able. Please call 786-3066


VacatHo n
Re n ta I
Cozy guest cottage available. Studio
with kitchen, airco, cable TV, two single
beds (or king) and pull-out sofa, bikes,
kayak, porch, yard and private entrance.
Five minute walk to seaside promenade and
10 minute walk to town. $50/night. Con-
tact: seabeans@hotmail.com


Pro pe rty
For rent: Fully furnished 4 bedroom
house NAf900. Fully furnished 1 bed-
room apart. NAf700. Beautiful yard, quiet
and private. Tel. 717-7977


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KRALENDIJK TIDES
(Heights in feet, FT)
Remember: Winds and weather can further
influence the local tides
DATE TIME HEIGHT COEF
6-23 8:39 0.7FT. 23:08 2.2FT. 78
6-24 9:35 0.6FT. 23:53 2.2FT. 85
6-25 0:27 2.2FT. 10:19 0.6FT. 89
6-26 1:05 2.1FT. 10:58 0.6FT. 90
6-27 1:42 2.OFT. 11:38 0.7FT. 87
6-28 2:18 1.9FT. 12:07 0.7FT. 81
6-29 2:54 1.8FT. 12:30 0.8FT. 74
6-30 3:23 1.6FT. 12:51 0.9FT. 65
7-01 2:24 1.5FT. 3:19 1.5FT.
13:02 0.9FT. 23:20 1.5FT. 55
7-02 12:55 1.0FT. 21:31 1.5FT. 46
7-03 12:22 1.0FT. 21:01 1.6FT. 37
7-0411:39 1.0FT. 21:04 1.8FT. 32
7-05 10:58 1.0FT. 21:22 1.9FT. 33
7-06 7:55 0.9FT. 21:45 2.OFT. 40
7-07 8:19 0.8FT. 22:12 2.1FT. 51


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Norka (right) with her staff and musicians


Looking to spend a relaxing, laid
back, away-from-it-all evening
on the beach at Lac Bai with the sea
breezes and sounds of waves lapping
on the sand? How about an excellent
barbeque, happy hour drink prices, live
music and friendly people? That heav-
enly spot is The Wind and Surf
Beach Bar at the Windsurfing Place
at Sorobon on Wednesday nights.


What a way to spend an evening.
During the days the place hums with
windsurfing activity and the restaurant
caters to the weary and wind whipped
with hot local food and cool salads,
sandwiches and all kinds of drinks, and
they close around 6.
But Wednesday night is a different
story. Restaurant manager Norka says,
"People come in stressed and they get


comfortable right away." As the sun
goes down the candles are lit on the
bamboo tables under the palm frond
and driftwood roof, the happy hour
starts, the music is cool and relaxation
sets in. Hot and spicy snacks are
passed by some of the friendliest peo-
ple on the island to tables with locals
and tourists. Customers catch the feel-
ing of camaraderie and no one's a
stranger.
The barbeque is ready at 7 and it's a
winner: meats: sausage, chicken, ribs,
fish, grilled to juicy perfection; two
sides every week an interesting salad,
pasta and/or rice. All for only $12.
When you're finished one of the atten-
tive staff will pass out a wet cloth to
wipe your hands!

The band, the "Flamingo Rockers,"
made up of an American guy and two
local fellows, start up. They play
Jimmy Buffet, the Beatles, the Eagles,
Bob Marley, the Mighty Sparrow -
real danceable stuff and couples get
up to dance barefoot in the sand.
Wednesday nights at the Wind and
Surf Beach Bar are definitely an event,
but because it's so special and not run
of the mill you should call ahead to tell
them you're coming. Telephone 717-
5091 or 717-2288. Tell them The Re-
porter sent you! L.D.


WatcA teAf Worid Cup

at Wind amd Surf

BOeacA 8.


bonalre Keporter June 23 to July /, ZUUB


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Pet of the Week
T rue elegance and self assurance: that's
"Rose," our Pet of the Week, a stunning
and perfectly marked calico. (As you may
know already, nearly every calico is a female.)
Rose came into the Bonaire Animal Shelter '
with her four kittens. She was an excellent
mom, but now they've grown up and Rose,
since she's been sterilized, is at last a female
with a life of her own. Rose is looking for an
owner who can appreciate her style and grace
and can give her lots of love. This charming
calico, at two years old, is in perfect health and I
is ready to go.
Are you on vacation and miss your pets? Or
are you living somewhere in circumstances "Rose"
where you can't have your own animals? Then
take a trip down to the Bonaire Animal Shelter
on the Lagoen Road and get your "Pet Fix!" New opening hours are 8 am to 1 pm, Mon-
day through Saturday. Telephone 717-4989. It's a great place to visit!
We must apologize for a mistake we made in the column last week. We incorrectly identi-
fied the artist of the Bonaire Animal Shelter tee shirt, modeled by Marlis Tiepel, as Henk
Roozendaal. Barbara van Orphen called to say that the artist is a gentleman named Jon
Huckaby, an American greeting card artist. Mr. Huckaby met Barbara, who sells the Shelter
tee shirts at the various hotel managers cocktail parties, and volunteered his art work for the
tee shirts. A big Thank You, Mr. Huckaby. And thanks to Barbara for setting us straight.
Little "Charlotte," our pet last week, has been adopted. Congratulations to all! L.D.

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WHArS HAPPENING


MOVIELAND



WEUL ElYRIE SIHR NI

Late Show
Calto makesure (Usually9pm)
22/06 Mission Impos-
sible III (Tom Cruise)

29/06 The Da Vinci
Code (Tom Hanks)
Early Show (Usually 7 pm)
22/06 Tsotsi
29/06 Mission
Impossible III

Kaya Prinses Marie
Behind Exito Bakery
Tel. 717-2400
Tickets NAf14 (incl. Tax)

NEW FILMS BEGIN FRIDAY
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
THURS THRU SUN
2 MOVIES 7 & 9PM
MON THRU WED. 1 MOVIE 8PM
SATURDAY 4 PM
The Wild


June 21-July 2
Wednesday, June 21-Summer Solstice
World Cup Soccer Until Sunday, July
9 see page 9.
Thursday, June 22- Lecture on Medita-
tion, Kaya Hulanda #25, 7 pm, free, open
to all. Tel. 717-8855 -see page 5
June 17-24-Dive Into Adventure Bon-
aire (DIAB).

Saturday, June 24-
Women's Conference: The
Four Faces of Woman.
Due to an overwhelming
response to the pro-
gram, "Four Faces of
Woman," on Saturday, June 24, we
are asking those who've signed up
already to RE-CONFIRM your at-
tendance by calling 717-8855 or 09-
515-0804.


Saturday, June 24-End of the month
Flea Market at Parke Publico- 3 to 8
pm General info call Vicky 786-1592.
Booth info call Elisabeth 717-6907/565-
5225
Sunday June 25-Bonairean Night
at Divi Flamingo's Calabash Restau-
rant with all the local specialties and
more Live Music. $20-total. Call for
reservations 717-8285 ext. 444.

Thursday, June 29-"Another
World" book signing, Dos Winkel, 5
pm followed by Dos's slide show,
"Camouflages & Mimicry," at 7 pm,
Bongo's at Eden Beach. See page 7
Saturday, July 1 Kaminata (walk)
sponsored by Jong Bonaire, 4:30 pm,
9.16 km. NAf7,50. Call 717-4303 or 785-
0767
Saturday, July 1-Big Monthly Rin-
con Marshe-Now a Bonairean tradi-
tion stands selling gifts, fruits and
vegetables, candles, drinks, BBQ, local
foods and sweets, music, friendly peo-
ple, 6 am to 2 pm. In the center of Rin-
con. www.infobonaire.com/rincon.

Sunday July 2-Bonairean Night at
Divi Flamingo's Calabash Restaurant


with all the local specialties and more.
Live Music. $20-total. Call for reserva-
tions 717-8285 ext. 444.


COMING
Sunday, July 9-Dia di Arte, Wilhelmina
Park-art, music, food, entertainment.
Call Emma 786-6420 or Edwin 786-8400.

July 17-19 -Diva Women Windsurf
Clinic at Bonaire Windsurf Place. Three
free local scholarships available. For de-
tails or to register call Ann Phelan at 786-
3134.


REGULAR EVENTS
Daily (more or less)
* HH 2 for 1 ( on all beverages ) 5-7 pm,
Divi Flamingo Balashi Beach Bar
* HH-Buddy Dive, 5:30-6:30
* HH Cactus Blue (except Sunday) 5 to 7
pm,
* 2 for 1 appetizer with every entree, Cactus
Blue
* Divi Flamingo Casino open daily for hot
slot machines, roulette and blackjack, Mon. to
Sat. 8 pm 4 am; Sun. 7 pm 3 am.
* Daily by appointment -Rooi Lamoenchi
Kunuku Park Tours $12 (NAfl2 for resi-
dents). Tel 717-8489, 540-9800.

Saturdays
* Grill Night on the Beach, Buddy Dive
* Rincon Marsh6-6 am 2 pm. Enjoy a
Bonairean breakfast while you shop, fresh fruits
and vegetables, gifts, local sweets, snacks, arts,
handicrafts, candles, incense, drinks, music.
www.infobonaire.com/rincon. Extra big
Marshe 1st Saturday of the month.
* CANCELLED Until August 19. Wine
Tasting at AWC's warehouse, 7 to 9 pm, Kaya
Industria #23. Great wines NAf2,50 a glass.
* All You Can Eat BBQ at Divi Flamingo
with live music, 6 to 9 pm, NAf26,50. Call for
reservations 717-8285 ext. 444 .

Sundays
* Live music 6 to 9 pm while enjoying a
great dinner in colorful tropical ambiance at the
Chibi Chibi Restaurant & Bar, Divi Fla-
mingo. Open daily 5 to 10 pm

Mondays
* Caribbean Night, live local music
Buddy Dive.
* Soldachi Tour of Rincon, the heart of
Bonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call Maria 717-6435
* Kriyoyo Night BBQ Buffet featuring Chef
Gibi and Los Princes Mariachi, Golden Reef
Inn. Band 7 pm, BBQ at 7:30 pm. Reservations
$20, walk ins $25. Drinks available for purchase.
Call 717-5759 or email info@dgoldenreefinn.com

Tuesdays
* Live music by the Flamingo Rockers, 5-7
pm Divi Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar
* Wine & Cheese/ $1 glass of wine, 5-7 pm,
Divi Flamingo Balashi Beach Bar
* Buy a Bucket of Beer & get free chicken
wings, 5 to 7 pm, Cactus Blue

Wednesdays
* Open Mike Night with Moogie, 7 to 9 pm,
Cactus Blue
* Live music by Flamingo Rockers Divi
Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar 5-6:30 pm
* Beach BBQ 7-10 pm & Live music by
Flamingo Rockers -The Windsurf Place at
Sorobon
* Movie Night at Buddy Dive

Thursdays
Live music by the "Flamingo Rockers" 5-7
pm-Divi Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar

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


Dia di Arte
on't miss it the 14th Annual
Dia Di Arte in Wilhelmina :
Park on Sunday, July 9. It's one of the
highlights of the year on the island. It's
an all day fun event for the entire fam- O a re
ily art exhibits, singers, writers, hand
crafts, food, drinks, entertainment, friendly ambiance. It's sponsored by the Foundation
for Bonairean Art and Culture. Stroll through the exhibits, see old and new friends,
purchase something special and unique. There will be artistic events for the kids too.
From 10 amto 10 pm. Photos byJanArt


Last year the Bomba sisters showed their art...as does Luis


* Live music by the "Flamingo Rockers"
Divi Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar- 5-7 pm
* Swim lessons for children by Enith
Brighitha, a Dutch Olympian, at Sorobon from
1330 to 1630
* Manager's Bash-free Flamingo Smash
& snacks, Divi Flamingo, 5-7 pm
* Manager's Rum Punch Party, Buddy Dive
Resort, 5:30-6:30 pm, followed byAHYou Can Eat
BBQ
* 5-7 pm Social Event at JanArt Gallery,
Kaya Gloria 7. Meet artist Janice Huckaby and
Larry of Larry's Wildside Diving. New original
paintings of Bonaire and diver stories of the East
Coast every week


FREE SLIDE/VIDEO SHOWS
Saturday- Discover Our Diversity Slides pool
bar Buddy Dive, 7 pm 717-5080
Sunday Bonaire Holiday -Multi-media dual-
projector production by Albert Bianculli, 8.30
pm, Capt. Don's Habitat. 717-8290 for info.
Monday- Dee Scarr's Touch the Sea slide
Show at Captain Don's Habitat, 8:30 pm Call
717-8290 for info.
Wednesday (2nd and 4th) Turtle Conservation
(STCB) Slide Show by Bruce Brabec. Carib
Inn seaside veranda, 7 pm. Tel. 717-8819.
Wednesday -Buddy Dive Cocktail Video Show
by Martin Cecilia, pool bar Buddy Dive, 7 pm
717-5080

BONAIRE'S TRADITIONS
Kas Kriyo Rincon-Step into Bonaire'spast in this
venerable old home that has been restoredand furnished
so it appears the family has just stepped out Local ladies
will tell youthe story. Open Mondaythru Friday, 9 12,
2-4 Weekends by appointment Call 717-2445.
Mangasinadi Re, Rincon. Enjoytheview from'"The
King's Storehouse." Learn about Bonaire's cuure. Visit
homes from the 17th century. Daily. Call 717-4060
790-2018
Bonaire Museum on Kaya J. v.d. Ree, behind the
Catholic Church intown. Open weekdays from 8 am-
noon, 1:30-5 pm. Tel. 717-8868
Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Museum
and Visitors' Center. Open daily 8 am-5 pm.
Closed on some holidays. 717-8444/785-0017
Sunday at Cai- Live music and dancing starts
about 12 noon at Lac Cai. Dance to the music of
Bonaire's popular musicians.

CLUBS and MEETINGS
AAmeetings -every Wednesday; Phone 717-6105;
560-7267 or 717-3902.
Al-Anon meetings every Monday evening at 7
pm. Call 790-7272
Cancer Survivor Support Group Majestic
Journeys Bonaire N.V. Lourdes Shopping Center
2nd Level Kaya LD Gerharts # 10. Call 717-
2482/566-6093 for details
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 initedNAf5 entyfee.
Call Cahy 5664056.


Darts Club plays every other Sunday at City
Cafe. Registration at 4, games at 5. Tel. 717-
2950, 560-7539.
JCI First Wednesday of the Month- Junior
Chamber International Bonaire (JCI Bonaire,
formerly known as Bonaire Jaycees) 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 In-
ternational, 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 welcome.
Rotary lunch meetings Wednesday, 12 noon-2
pm Now meeting at 'Pirate House', above Res-
taurant Zeezicht. All Rotarians welcome. Tel.
717-8434

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Bonaire Arts & Crafts (Fundashon Arte Indus-
trial Bonaireano) 717-5246 or 7117
The Bonaire Swim Club- Contact Valarie Stimp-
son at 785-3451; Valrie@telbonet.an
Cinnamon Art Gallery Volunteers to help
staff gallery. 717-7103.
Bonaire National Marine Park- 717-8444.
Bonaire Animal Shelter -717-4989.
Donkey Sanctuary 560-7607.
Jong Bonaire(Youth Center)-717-4303.
Sister Maria Hoppner Home (Child Care)
Tel. 717-4181 fax 717-2844.
Special Olympics- Call Roosje 786-7984
Volunteers to train children in sports. Contact
Quick-Pro Track and Field Rik 717-8051

CHURCH SERVICES
New Apostolic Church, Meets at Kaminda
Santa Barbara #1, Sundays, 9:30 am. Services in
Dutch. 717-7116.
International Bible Church of Bonaire Kaya
Amsterdam 3 (near the traffic circle) Sunday Ser-
vices 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 Eng-
lish.
Catholic San Bernardus in Kralendijk- Ser-
vices on Sunday at 8 am and 7 pm in Papia-
mentu 717-8304. Saturday at 6 pm at Our
Lady ofCoromoto in Antriol, in English. Mass
in Papiamentu on Sunday at 9 am and 6 pm.
717-4211.
Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios), Kaya
Triton (Den Cheffi). In English, Dutch & Papia-
mentu on Sunday at 10 am. Wednesday
Prayer Meeting at 7:30 pm. 717-2194

Send event info to:
The Bonaire Reporter
Email reporter@bonairenews.com
Tel/Fax. 717-8988, Cel. 786-6518


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ART
Richter Art- By Jake and Linda Richter: Original oil
paintings, giclees on canvas, limited edition and open
prints. 717-4112

BANKS
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.

BEAUTY PARLOR
Hair Affair. Expert hair cutting, styling, facials,
waxing and professional nail care.

BICYCLE / SCOOTER/ QUADS
De Freewieler rents scooters and quads; profession-
ally repairs almost anything on two wheels. Sells top
brand bikes. Have your keys made here.

DIVING
Carib Inn is the popular 10-room inn with top-notch
dive shop and well stocked retail store. Best book trade
on Bonaire. Good prices on regulator repair, dive 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 Caf6 and at Eden Beach.

FITNESS
Bonfysio offers comprehensive fitness programs to
suit your needs whether they be weight loss, sports or
just keeping in shape. Convenient schedule.
Fit For Life at the Plaza Resort Mall. Classes in
Pilates, Aerobics, TaeBo and more. Professional
trainers, fitness machines and classes for all levels.

FURNITURE, ANTIQUES
The Plantation Has lots of classy furniture and an-
tiques at very competitive prices. Stop in to see great
teak furniture and Indonesian crafts.


GARDEN SUPPLIES AND SERVICES
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
chemicals. Incredible selection of pots.

GIFTS, SOUVENIRS AND LIQUOR
The Bonaire Gift Shop has a wide selection of gifts,
souvenirs, liquor, dive watches, digital cameras,
things for the home, T-shirts all at low prices.

HOTELS
The Great Escape Under new management. Quiet
and tranquil setting with pool and luxuriant garden in
Belnem. Cyber Caf6, DVD rentals, restaurant and
bar. New! Spa!
INVESTMENTS
Zambezi Lodge, Bonaire a Nick Davies Project, is
looking for investors. "A little piece of Africa in the
Caribbean."
METALWORK AND MACHINE SHOP
b c b- Botterop Construction Bonaire N.V., offers
outstanding fabrication of all metal products, includ-
ing stainless. Complete machine shop too.

Nature Exploration
Outdoor Bonaire for individually guided kayaking,
hiking, biking, caving, rappeling/abseilen and more
reservations : 791-6272 or 717-4555 E-mail:
hans@outdoorbonaire.com
PHOTO FINISHING
Paradise Photo in the Galeries Shopping Center of-
fers fast, fine processing for prints, slides, items and
services Full digital services.

REAL ESTATE / RENTAL AGENTS
Harbourtown Real Estate is Bonaire's oldest real
estate agent. They specialize in professional cus-
tomer service, top notch properties and home owners
insurance.
Re/Max Paradise Homes: Lots of Choices-
International/US connections. 5% of profits donated
to local community. List your house with them to
sell fast.
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.


REPAIRS
Bon Handyman is here if you need something fixed
or built. Ultra reliable, honest and experienced. Elec-
trical, plumbing, woodworking, etc. 717-2345

RESORTS & ACTIVITIES
Buddy Dive Resort offers diving, Adventure Fun
tours including kayaking, mountain biking, cave snor-
keling and exploration.
RETAIL
Benetton, world famous designer clothes available
now in Bonaire at prices less than those in US. For
men, women and children.
SECURITY
Special Security Services will provide that extra
measure of protection when you need it. Always reli-
able.
SHIPPING
Rocargo Freight Air and sea shipments in/out of
Bonaire. Customs agents. Professional and efficient.
FedEx agent.
TOURIST SERVICES/ INTERNET
Make Chat 'n' Browse your headquarters for phone
service, Internet connection, great clothes, footwear
and gifts. In the Sand Dollar Mall.
WATER TAXI
Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika di
Amor or Skiffy. Hotel pickup.
WINDSURFING
The Bonaire Windsurfing Place can fulfill all your
windsurfing dreams and more. They offer expert in-
struction, superb equipment on a fine beach. Lunch
and drinks too. BBQ and windsurf videos Wednesday
nights.
WINES
Antillean Wine Company. You've tried the rest;
now try the best: best prices, highest quality wines
from around the world, kept in a cooled warehouse.
Free delivery.

ATTENTION BUSINESSMEN/WOMEN:
Put your ad in The Bonaire Reporter.
Phone/Fax 717-8988, Cel 786-6518
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RESTAURANT PRICE RANGE I WHEN OPEN FEATURES

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. 538 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
Cactus Blue Moderate Trend Setting Menu
Blvd. J. A. Abraham 16 Dinner Bonaire's newest hot-spot to eat and drink. Margaritas a specialty
(half-way between town and Divi Flamingo) 717-4564 Closed Sunday Owner-operated for top service

Calabas Restaurant & Moderate-Expensive Get a view of the beach and turquoise sea while enjoying a breakfast buffet
At th ii laig ea Resran an erfront Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or a la carte lunch and dinner at the 'Chibi Chibi' restaurant & bar.
At the D17-8285 Flamingo eac Resort. Waterfront Open 7 days Inspiring vistas and the highest standard of cuisine.

Croccantino Italian Restaurant Moderate Bonaire's Most Romantic Restaurant where dining is a delight! Tuscan
Croccantino Italian Restaurant Moderate Chef David prepares exquisite dishes with authentic ingredients.Be served i
oClosed Monday a garden settmg under floating umbrellas or in air-conditioned comfort.
Take out too.
The Great Escape Moderate Bar-Restaurant poolside -under the thatched roof.
EEG Blvd #97-across from Belmar Breakfasts OnlBreakfast Buffet 7.30-10 am every day
717-7488 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 Now in Playa-next to Xerox 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 4 pm owned and run by a European educated Master Chef
Call 717-8003. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays and his wife.
nPasa Bn Pizza Bonaire's best. The Real Thing! Freshly prepared pizzas made with the finest in-
On Kaya Gob. Debrot Low-Moderate gredients. Salads, desserts.Eat m or take away. Nice bar too.
2 mile north of town center. 780-1111 Open from 5-11 pm Wednesday-Sunday Call ahead to eat-in or take out 790-1111





























Sn America it's very, very com-
I petitive to get into medical
school, and the Caribbean offers you kind
of a faster route. There are many medical
schools in the Caribbean. Probably every
island has one, and they are all accred-
ited; all these schools are checked by a
medical federation. Our school in particu-
lar has some of the top professors. They
are so knowledgeable; they all have their
degrees in medicine. The difference be-
tween an American medical school and
Caribbean medical schools is that it's
more condensed here and because it's so
compressed the program is more rigor-
ous.
I go to school from 8 to 5 every day,
then I come home, cook and eat for one
hour, and I sleep from 6 pm until 12:30 at
night. Then I get up and study until 7 in
the morning, and at 8 I'm back at school.
That's an everyday thing, even on the
weekends. Those days are for catching
up! Not to go insane" she laughs "I
listen to music and rock out in my apart-
ment that's it!
Our administration is top-notch, espe-
cially our Dean, Dr. Shaheed. He actually
started the biochemistry program at the
medical school in Grenada. We have very
good students like Robert Troy and Salah
Aboughouche. They're excellent aca-
demically and they really help out the
administration and they take care of the
other students. I swear I'd go insane if I
didn't have them here! Every single
teacher I've had was superb, especially
Dr. Al-Tikriti. He's not just a professor to
the students; he was also a father figure
to many of us.
The whole program is about three years
long, and depending on the field of medi-
cine you want to practice, you choose a
residency. So I haven't really decided
what kind of doctor I want to be, but I
definitely want to work for the program
'Doctors without Borders.' My dad used
to do stuff like that too.
The program in Bonaire is the basic
sciences program. My current classes are
Pharmacology with Dr. Bala; Pathology
with Dr. Satheesa; and Microbiology and
Immunity with Dr. 'R.K.' Those are my
classes for the semester, and it's the
toughest semester I had and will ever
have at least that's what they told me!"
Noran Barry (24) is an excellent young
woman, very bright and sensitive and
involved and absolutely dedicated to
what she's heading for: being a doctor
and helping other people. She's one of
those persons who gives you hope for the
future because she has such a clear view
of everything that's going on in the
world. Talking to her you realize that this
24-year- old girl is going to change


things for the better for many people.
"I was born in Queens, New York, Oc-
tober 13, 1981. Before I came here I lived
in San Francisco, California, and my par-
ents live there too. I had a wonderful
childhood. Actually I often wish I was a
child again; childhood is so important to
me. I am a very nostalgic person. I have
one younger sister, Diane Barry, she's 22
and she also attends St. James here on
Bonaire. Both my sister and I have
wanted to be doctors since we were very
little. It's a very honorable profession -
not only do you help people but you also
learn for the rest of your life. Also my
dad is a doctor a trauma surgeon. We
were always exposed to somebody who is
an everyday hero, so it's kind of inspiring
you know!



"In today's troubled
world it's hard to find
peace, let alone a com-
mon ground, and being a
doctor is a universal pro-
fession that allows you to
find the most basic com-
mon ground: health"


My mom was the perfect mother. She
majored in philosophy and psychology
and wanted to be a newscaster, but once
she gave birth to my sister and me she
devoted her life to us. Now she owns her
own hair salon and she's happy with that.
I went to high school in San Francisco,
and all through high school I worked, at a
daycare for less fortunate kids, and I used
to volunteer also at the hospital like
about 600 hours of volunteering by the
end of high school. I went to the Univer-
sity of California in Irvine. After I gradu-
ated I took a year off and studied as my
dad told me it was going to be a very vig-
orous program at St. James.
I had heard about Bonaire that it was a
beautiful island with really warm people -
because my aunt had been here for scuba
diving. But that was the only information
I had about the island. It was kind of a
tough transition because Bonaire is not a
big city. It's more like a town, but I'm
glad I did it; not many people get the op-
portunity to experience life outside
America. I think it really humbles you. It
makes you realize what life is all about
because America is somewhat of a shel-
tered bubble. Plus I feel it's important for
people nowadays to experience each
other's cultures and their ways of life. So


these are
the benefits
of moving
to Bonaire.
Also I
knew that I
was going
to get the
chance to
experience
a really
good
school.
There have
been many
graduates
who've
gone on to
do many
great
things.


Although
I am from a city I find small towns quite
charming, and as soon as I saw the sea I
was awestruck. I'd never seen that color
sea-green, and I've seen many seas: the
Red Sea, the Mediterranean, the Pacific
and the Atlantic. I've been to a lot of
places because I'm originally from
Egypt. Actually here in Bonaire, the sea
makes me more nostalgic than ever. The
special thing about Bonaire is the lack of
distractions. You're really left with your-
self. But also Bonaire makes you appreci-
ate the small things in life.
My goal was to come here to study, but
what happened in the end was that the
island changed me. Even when I go back
home for vacation I'm not amused with
the same things that use to amuse me.
When I go snorkeling it makes me realize
there's a whole world a kingdom un-
derneath there, a beautiful world in and
of itself. I don't have many local friends
here because my schedule doesn't permit
any recreational activities because it's so
tight. What I feel is that people are essen-
tially the same, but what I've noticed is
that Bonaireans are very much aware of
the vastness of life within nature.
My school is one of the most diverse
schools I've ever been to. There are about
200 students with a lot of different back-
grounds. Also the students come from
different states in the US, from India and
Jamaica as well. And the school is not
just diverse in regards to ethnicity but
also diverse in places where all these
people have lived. It's a world commu-
nity, this school. Even our faculty is di-
verse. Like I never had Indian friends
before I came here, and now I know and
love Indian food and I know about Indian
people.
You know, the most important reason


Noran Barry


why
we all want to be doctors is to change
our immediate environment on a daily
basis. In today's troubled world it's hard
to find peace, let alone a common ground
between different people, and being a
doctor is a universal profession that al-
lows you to find the most basic common
ground: health.
Well, in December I'll be graduating
and I'll go back to San Francisco. I'll
take a couple of months off to study for
the board exams which will determine the
type of residency I'll get. I'm thinking of
pediatric surgery, anything with children.
Then I'll get placed at a hospital; the
school arranges that for you. You do two
years of clinical rotations, and then, all in
all, it's probably about five to six more
years before anything substantial will
happen in my life.

The most important thing for me is
family and once I have children I'm
thinking of nine! I want to take care of
them until they're old enough for me to
go back to work, just like my mom did!
I'm not sure where I will live some-
times I'm thinking of England the best
place to live for me is a place where the
people have
the greatest
sense of hu-
mor, because
what are you
going to do in
this troubled
world? At
least laugh!"
Story &
photo by Greta
Kooistra


Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006


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Lora Project Update


Spy camera view of a female
Lora in her nest


T he last few weeks have been a
busy time in the Bonairean par-
rot world. The wild birds are well into
their breeding season, and we know of
several nests that already have chicks.
Rowan and I are following the breeding
attempts of a number of parrots in dif-
ferent places on the island. We are hop-
ing to get an idea of how many eggs are
laid, how many chicks hatch and how
many of these go on to fledge and join
the wild population. We are also fol-
lowing the parent's behaviour to try
and see what makes a good pair.
The parrots on Bonaire are unusual in


that they mostly seem to nest in cliffs.
Normally parrots of this kind nest in
trees, but every tree we've come across
out in the mondi that has a parrot-sized
nest hole also has a chainsaw hole in it
which poachers have cut in order to
remove chicks. This might explain why
we are seeing a lot of non-breeding
pairs. Perhaps the parrots don't have
enough nest sites anymore?
We are currently spending a lot of
time inspecting the nests to see how
things are progressing. We take great
care not to disturb the female and we
follow her behaviour closely to make
sure she is not upset and that she re-
turns to the nest. During the incubation
period two nests failed, that is, the eggs
were broken or eaten. The likely cause


is either a rat or pearly-eyed
thrasher, but we need to get back to
the nests and inspect the egg shells
(which were too deep to reach) to
possibly know better. We fully ex-
pect that a number of the nests we
monitor will fail due to predators
(rats), aggressive competitors (the
thrashers) or because of poachers,
but it is still upsetting when it hap-
pens.
We have one really exciting nest
that we've been following. It is in a
section of overhanging cliff that
makes access tricky. The first visit
involved swinging from the abseil
rope. The next, with Fernando Si-
mal, Manager of the Washington
Park, was cut short as we upset
some bees and all of us got stung.
Most recently when we checked
there were four chicks that all
looked in good shape. It seems
there is plenty of food about, and it
would be wonderful if all four get to
fledge. You can be sure we will be fol-
lowing their progress closely.

The last bit of news for this update is
the new Lora project car. With the gen-
erous support of the World Parrot
Trust and the Carmabi Foundation
(Curaqao) it has been possible for us to
purchase a vehicle. This is great for us
and it also shows the commitment of
these groups in working to protect the
future of the Loras on Bonaire. I'd also
like to say a special thanks to Michael
Gaynor and Chat 'n' Browse where
this report was written. Michael has
generously made a donation of Internet


The Parrot Pickup with researchers
Rowan Martin and Sam Williams


access and computer time to the pro-
ject. Also thanks to the MIO Cell
Phone Company in Royal Palm Gal-
leries. They donated a cell phone to the
project, so no matter where we are
we're (nearly) always in contact.
Story & photos by Sam Williams &
Rowan Martin
(nest photos enhanced for brightness)


Sam Williams and his colleague, Rowan
Martin, are on the island for six months as
part of their doctoral research, studying
the Bonaire Lora. Both of them hope that
their research, which will extend over a
three-yearperiod, will be of benefit to the
Lora's conservation.


Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006


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*to find it, just look up


Star Gazing On the First Nights of Summer

T his week
marks the
official beginning
of summer for the
northern hemi-
sphere. Indeed this
year summer be-
gan on Wednes-
day, June 21st at
8:26 am, Sky Park
Time, which was
the official moment
of the Summer Sol-
stice, the moment
when the Sun
reaches its highest
point north of the
Celestial Equator
and rises and sets at
its northernmost
point of the year.
And because this is
also the time when
there are more hours of daylight it doesn't get fully dark out in Bonaire until after 7
pm.
This week and next, around 10 to 11 pm, face north where you'll see the Little
Dipper at its very highest above the North Star. In fact, the North Star is the star
in the end of the handle of the Little Dipper. Now the Little Dipper is not nearly as
large or bright as the Big Dipper, which is directly to its left in the northwest.
Four stars mark its cup and three stars mark its handle. And once you've found it
you can shoot an arrow through its handle to find the third brightest star in the sky,
Arcturus, which is the major star of Bootes, the Herdsman, although the entire
constellation looks something like a kite. You can extend that arrow from Arcturus
over to the brightest star of Virgo, Spica. Remember? Arc to Arcturus, speed on to
Spica!
Now, we can tell from the stars alone that spring is almost over because spring's
most famous constellation is just above the western horizon. A sickle-shaped pat-
tern or backward question mark of stars marks the front part of Leo the Lion, and
a triangle of stars marks his rear. And he looks like he's getting ready to lunge be-
low the horizon before summer kicks him out of evening skies.
Next, if you turn 180 degrees around and face east you can see the three incredi-
bly bright stars which mark the points of a very large triangle, the brightest of
which is Vega, the second brightest, Altair, and the third, Deneb, the three stars
which mark the points of the great Summer Triangle. And every summer in mid
June just after it gets good and dark out we always see this triangle of three celes-
tial dazzlers rising over the eastern horizon.
Finally, just look south again and there you'll see a giant fish-hook-shaped pat-
tern of stars which is none other than summer's infamous Scorpius the Scorpion,
which is always trailed by the teapot-shaped portion of stars which make up part
of the constellation Sagittarius, the Centaur. In every direction you look you'll
see wonderful stars on the first nights of summer.
For next week, The Reporter is taking a break, but the Sky Park is in full opera-
tion where, lined up in a row, you'll see Mercury, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter plus
Leo's brightest star Regulus.
On the 4th of July weekend face west just before it gets completely dark out and
you'll see planet #1 out from the Sun, tiny 3,000-mile-wide Mercury. Then up to
its left, planet #6 and the prettiest planet of them all, 75,000-mile-wide, ringed Sat-
urn. And just above it, you'll see planet #4, 4,000-mile-wide Mars. And up to its
left, two-million-mile- wide Regulus, the brightest star of Leo the Lion.
It's cosmic entertainment and like The Reporter, it's still free. JACK HORK-
HEIMER


Saturday, June 17 to
Friday, June 30, 2006

By Astrologer Michael Thiessen

ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Be careful not to divulge secret information this week.
If you have to deal with large institutions, be careful not to make waves. Your mate
may want to pick a fight, but if you're persistent with your affections their anger
should dissipate. Help those incapable of taking care of their personal affairs. Your
lucky day this week will be Sunday.
TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Upheavals may occupy your day. You can make
some money if you get involved in a conservative financial prospect that is pre-
sented to you. Take the time to do your job correctly or you may find yourself
looking for a new one. You mustn't give too much to your children. Your lucky
day this week will be Sunday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Uncertainties regarding relatives will make situations
uncomfortable if you attend a family function. Read some books on self awareness.
Reciprocate by offering helpful hints. Real estate investments could be prosperous.
Your lucky day this week will be Sunday.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) All your energy should be directed into moneymak-
ing opportunities. Look into ways to better yourself through improving your die-
tary habits and daily routines. Romantic encounters will develop through col-
leagues. Do not let lovers cost you money or take advantage of you. Your lucky
day this week will be Saturday.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You can meet friends who will let you know how valuable
you are. Accept the inevitable and continue to do yourjob. If you can include them
in your plans, do so. Partnerships may be plentiful. Your lucky day this week will
be Wednesday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Love could develop at social events that are work
related. Double check your work and be sure that your boss is in a good mood be-
fore you do your presentation. You may not be happy if members of your family
are not pulling their weight. Renovations or purchases made for your home will
payoff. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Discuss your objectives with partners or peers. Stay
out of other people's affairs. Your ability to get the job done will result in added
responsibility and possible promotion. Uncertainties regarding your home and fam-
ily are evident. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) You could expand your circle of friends if you get
involved in unusual activities. You may be in an extremely passionate mood this
week. Your reputation may be at stake if you partake in gossip. Be sure to look
into travel opportunities that will provide you with mental stimulation. Your lucky
day this week will be Tuesday.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Help children complete projects they're hav-
ing difficulty with. You may as well work on projects that will allow you to make
progress. Hobbies will be good for your emotional well being. Take the time to
close deals that have been up in the air. Your lucky day this week is Thursday.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Empty promises could be likely where work is
concerned. Try not to argue about trivial matters. Your lack of attention may have
been a factor. Some time spent with that special someone should be your intent.
Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Don't let your emotions interfere with moneymak-
ing deals. Problems on the home front might be a little disconcerting. You can ask
for favors but don't take them for granted. You will have a problem sorting out
your true feelings when it comes to your relationship. Your lucky day this week
will be Sunday.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) The personal problems you may be having are inter-
fering with your productivity. Overindulgence will mean poor health. You can sell
your ideas to those who have the money to back them. Don't jump as quickly as
you usually do. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.


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Page 2 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 IN THIS ISSUE: DEZA Bonaire Economic Report 4 (Licenses and Permits) Snack Bar Detectives (Great China Restaurant) 5 Windsurfing Report (Bonairean Board riders on Factory Teams) 5 Special Olympics Thanks Volunteers 6 Dive into Adventure Bonaire 7 Dos Winkel Presents “ANOTHER WORLD” 7 Turtles win at Boca Onima Completed 8 Local Football Too 8 Bondy on the Ball (6) 9 World Cup Schedule 9 Where to Watch the World Cup 9 Antique Houses (Kas di Hala, Bacuna) 10 Wind & Surf Beach Bar BBQ 13 Dia di Arte 15 Lora Project Update 18 WEEKLY FEATURES: Flotsam & Jetsam 2 Coral Glimpses 3 Picture Yourself, (Gruene, Texas) 12 SuDoku Puzzle 12 Classifieds 12 Tide Table 12 Pet of the Week “Rose” 14 Sudoku Answer 14 Reporter Masthead 14 What’s Happening 15 Movieland Film Schedule 15 Shopping & Dining Guides 16 On the Island Since (Noran Barry) 17 Sky Park (SummerSolstice Star Gazing) 19 The Stars Have It 19 T he Dutch government’s controversial “admission and removal rule” for criminal and deprived Antillean and Aruban youths is a form of apartheid , parliamentary delegations from the Dutch Antilles and Aruba said in a joint statement presented to the Dutch parliament last Monday. They rejected Minister of Foreign Affairs Rita Verdonk’s plans to introduce legislation that will make it possible to force criminal and deprived Antillean and Aruban youths to return home. The Dutch Antilles and Aruba are not "homelands" within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the proposed measure is “at best discriminatory” and in contravention of a raft of national and international laws and treaties, the statement said. Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius are insisting on a mini-conference with the Netherlands shortly to discuss their future relations with that country . The three smaller islands, which are going for direct ties with the Netherlands, made this clear in an agreement signed by the Commissioners of Constitutional Affairs following a meeting in Curaçao last Thursday. They believe the cu rrent difficulties Curaçao and St. Maarten are having should not affect their negotiations as the issues are significantly different. Marine Park Rangers are continuing to act against illegal spear fishermen. During a recent court appearance two local men arrested for spearfishing and caught with the fish were convicted and fined NAƒ500 and had the fish and speargun confiscated. Threats had been made against the Chief Ranger who called police to make the arrest. Spearfishing has been illegal in Bonaire for over half a century. Bonaire’s multi-language (Dutch, English, Papiamentu and Spanish) newspaper, ARCO , according to a published report last week in the éxtra , may become a daily . It is also available on line at www.arcobonaire. com. The topic in arcobonaire@gmail. com emailed newsletter’s most recent issue, was “Ahmadi-Najad vs. Bush Dialogue Rejected .” Last week the police promised to take a firm hand against motorcyclists and scooter riders who roar and race their “bikes” through the streets of Kralendijk. And on Saturday afternoon they confiscated a car and a Suzuki motor bike downtown because of “feverish” behavior on the part of its rider. A bit later a man, according to witnesses’ statements to the police, smashed in the window of the nearby Benetton store because he was upset the police took his motorbike. The police think the man, initials J.A., whose motorbike was impounded shortly before, may be responsible. It was mayhem in Curaçao in two sections of the island where telecommunications provider Digicel offered to exchange phones from other cellular companies for its phones . About 1,100 people showed up. It was so crowded that one person fainted and the company was forced to cut short the action out of safety concerns. Digicel will soon begin to offer service on Bonaire. (Continued on page 3) Jong Bonaire members Nathaniel Coffie and Fabricio Rombley show some of the coins donated by City Café to the Jong Bonaire Youth Center. “City” donated four trays of coins to provide significant support of the center’s activities. The center’s youngsters, Director Bi lha Thomas Evertsz and the board of Jong Bonaire say a big thank you.

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Page 3 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 (Flotsam & Jetsam. Continued from page 2) Agenda items for the Island Council meeting on June 21 revolve around the transfer of real estate. The most interesting involves the proposed transfer of the Sunset (Bonaire) Beach Hotel property to a new entity, BOG, N.V . – Bonaire OverheidsGebouwen (the Bonaire Building Authority). The Reporter goes to press before the meeting convenes. Clearing of the hotel site continues with more and more fine sea views and oldgrowth trees becoming visible as the rubble is cleared away. What a perfect place for a “green space” and beach area open to all. Several people contacted The Reporter to say they have not been able to get through to Bonaire by telephone for the past two weeks . Some Americans using the Sprint network appeared to have no problems. Telbo said they were aware of the problem and were working to fix it. The Great Annual Fish Count organized by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) goes into high gear next month. The GAFC serves to introduce and inspire recreational divers and snorkelers to participate in year round volunteer fish monitoring programs, raise awareness among both the diving community and the public at large regarding marine environments and trends in fish populations, and provide researchers, marine resource managers and policy makers with valuable information when making decisions regarding our marine resources. For more information contact local sponsor, Dive Friends/ Yellow Submarine, or Linda Ridley, the local contact, tel. 791-4262. The ship used by Greenpeace to confront Japanese whaling ships in the southern ocean was refused permission to dock in St. Kitts and Nevis , where a global whaling group was held. Greenpeace said that the authorities in the former British colony, which has sided with Japan in a long-running and emotional dispute over a 20-year ban on commercial whaling, did not give a reason for denying entry to the MY Arctic Sunrise . Japan suffered a resounding defeat last Friday at the International Whaling Commission , calming fears among conservationists that it might finally win enough support in the world body to start attacking a ban on whaling. The commission voted against two proposals by Japan: one for secret ballots that it said would allow Caribbean and Pacific nations to back its prowhaling stance without fear of reprisal, and another to prevent the IWC from discussing the fate of dolphins and porpoises as well as whales. “So far we have managed to dodge the harpoon,” said Joth Singh, director of wildlife and habitat protection for (Continued on page 4) This little brain coral, photographed at night with its tentacles expanded for feeding, lives along the inside edge of a discarded tire and is growing squished against the top of the tire. Dee Scarr photo (a bit of information about corals presented each week by naturalist Dee Scarr) Following the parliamentary consultation kingdom relations meetings in The Hague, Dutch Antillean Relations Minister Alexander Pechtold organized an informal and sociable farewell reception . These took place Friday evening and were dominated by the world championship football matches. photos by Antillenhuis/Nico van der Ven Sunset (Bonaire) Beach Greenpeace photo

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Page 4 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 Licenses and Permits W hile the table above seems to show a spike upward (2005*) in requests for business permits/licenses, changes in procedures are responsible for some of the growth. A majority of business licenses (53%) are granted in the sector of “business services,’’ representing maintenance service companies, plumbing, cleaning, electricity, handyman services and other. The HORECA (hotel, food & beverage) sector is naturally an important sector for which many business licenses are granted (19%), especially to small apartment complexes, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. The wholesale and retail trade is developing as well (11%) and represents supermarkets and any type of retail business services. Some requests are to change legal form, from an N.V. to a B.V. or from an E.Z. to a B.V. or N.V. rather than to create a new business. The Beverage and HORECA sector is stabilizing with almost the same amount of requests in 2005 than in 2004. Nevertheless the high amount of BeverageHORECA licenses requests still in process are mainly due to the delay caused by the current system of granting these permits, which depends on the advice and input of several government departments, including the police. The 73 applications for a HORECA license represent in fact 116 different combinations of HORECA license requests, out of which a majority are bars (22%), restaurants (20%), followed by snacks (9%) and music (7%). An apparent increase in the number of Director licenses processed in 2005 is due to the fact that in previous years the Director license requests were not being registered separately as they were included in the business license request. The Director licenses were only registered when applied for separately, in case of a new Director or change of Director for example. Last year Director licenses are registered as a separate category. DEZA Report DEZA, Bonaire’s Department of Economic and Labor Affairs, has issued its comprehensive report for 2005. It describes all aspects of the economy. In the next weeks The Reporter continues to pass on information from this report. Part 4 (Flotsam and Jetsam. Continued from page 3) the International Fund for Animal Welfare, at the meeting on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis. Environmental group Greenpeace said Friday’s votes were “a victory for the whales, but no cause for complacency.” And indeed that proved true, for two days later, for the first time in more than two decades, Japan and its prowhaling counterparts won a majority vote which prompted celebration among whaling nations . Having lost four vital votes since Friday to force the IWC to end its 20-year old ban on the hunting of whales, a resolution tabled by St Kitts and Nevis proposed a "normalization" of the IWC won by a slim one-vote majority. In Favor of the St Kitts Declaration = 33: Antigua & Barbuda, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Kiribati, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Nauru, Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Russian Federation, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Togo, Tuvalu Against = 32: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands , New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Portugal, San Marino, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA. Abstentions = 1: China Absent = 1: Guatemala Is it because of fallout from the Natalee Holloway disappearance? Compared to March 2005, the average room occupancy of the hotels in Aruba dropped 2%. Almost 135,000 stay over guests were registered, which was 55,000 fewer than la st year. Also the average proceeds per room dropped by 11% to Aƒ199.12 per room. In US media Natalee Holloway’s mother called for a boycott of Aruba until the disappearance of her daughter is resolved. Unofficial Bonaire TCB numbers show a tourism rise of about 11% for the same period. (Bonaire: JanApr tourists, 22,998, change +10.9% source: Caribbean Tourism Organization website) Welcome to new advertiser, Larry’s Bakery in North Saliña , where not only do they have local and Dutch treats but they feature rolls, breads and more made from whole grain flour. They’re super delicious and good for your health too. Larry’s is an immaculate operation with wonderful baking fragrances emanating from the kitchen 24 hours a day. It’s on Kaya Cacique, across the street from the North Salina Centro di Bario. It’s worth a trip to North Salina! See their ad on page 13. Antillean Wine Company’s Saturday evening tastings are suspended until August 19th. To order, call “Marjolein 2” at the store, Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 12:30 pm at 7177547. Or call 09-560-7539 or 7172950. Bonaire’s Culinary Team leaves for the Caribbean Hotel Association’s “Taste of the Caribbean” culinary Olympics this weekend to compete against 16 top teams from islands all over the Caribbean. This year the team is HOT! Staff from The Bonaire Reporter will be there to cover the event. The Bonaire Reporter It’s Still Free! Every week we print 1,500 copies of The Reporter which are distributed around the island. People are always asking why can’t we print more. Printing, transportation and productions costs are rising, and to print more copies would be so costly that The Reporter could no longer be offered free to the public. But – there is a solution when you’re through with your copy of The Reporter , could you please pass it on to someone else. In this way, everyone wins: more people will be able to read it and we can continue to say, “It’s Still Free!” And be sure to tell our advertisers who support us, “ The Reporter sent me! Next week (June 30) there will be no issue of The Reporter . Each year we publish 48 issues of the paper and next week is one of the off-weeks. The next issue comes out on July 7. G/L. D. Business Licenses

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Page 5 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 B ig D is back. He means business and is prepared to throw caution to the wind. He decides on this week’s choice of venue, and the look that I see in his eye tells me not to argue. We drive downtown and there I see it, Great China Restaurant. Surely he can’t be serious, in the middle of town where everyone can see us! I think it’s too much of a risk but Big D has the devil in him. We enter by the side door. The small bar is welcoming enough and a TV is glowing above our heads. We decide to eat in the air conditioned Restaurant area; it has a definite feeling of the Orient w ith Chinese décor and red lanterns. Our host for the evening was Paco Xual, a Bonaire snack bar veteran of 19 years. We felt like we were in good hands. While sipping on our ice cold Polars, we perused the menu. I was beginning to settle a little and was happier with Big D’s choice of venue. Despite the many choices that I was given, yet again I weakened and took the Beef Curry. Big D, always the adventurous one, had Ryst Tafel (rice table) which was a little of everything. I asked Paco if he was up to the challenge of making the hottest curry on Bonaire. He smiled. Our meals arrived shortly after. Big Ds was a cornucopia of meat, fish and vegetables. My curry looked harmless enough; I was prepared to be underwhelmed. Paco brought me a side order of chilli just in case I needed something extra………... Yes, we have a new winner. This was the hottest yet, even I didn’t have the courage to add the chilli. Just then the door burst open and a guy ran in with a camera. We’d been rumbled! We hid our faces as the flash went off. Luckily for us, his camera jammed, and Big D wrestled him to the floor. He folded like last week’s Reporter after a rainstorm. After we removed his film he ran into the night. This time we were lucky! We still have a job to do and we won’t quit until it’s finished. So, watch out Snacky owners, next time it might be you! S.B.D.. This week: Great China Restaurant Kaya Grande 39 T here is exciting news on the local windsurf scene. Jaeger Sint Jago and Arthuro "Payo" Soliano have been rewarded for their effo rts by earning slots as team riders for Angulo Boards. This is the second year these two young talents were taken on by Angulo Boards, owned by once Hawaiian-based Josh Angulo. Josh, a full-on pro, decided to shape some boards creating a hip and much sought after board design. He has since moved his operation to Cabo Verde and is proud to sponsor two Bonairean hot shots. Payo and Jaeger became riders last year after an island-based scout, Ann Phelan, recommended them for sponsorship. Angulo, recognizing the value of the youth, provides each rider with a brand new board each year. In turn, Jaeger and Payo represent the brand, sailing and training hard. Bo th boys attend events in the US and the ABC islands, competing in freestyle and racing disciplines. Another team rider is Hendrick Balentien. Hendrick is sponsored annually by JP, another top board company in the industry. Considering boards cost on the average of $1,200, being sponsored is a dream come true. Hendrick is entering his second year as a team rider for JP. He sails any day school is over and there is wind. With the support of his family he hopes to compete June 26 when over 70 members of Team Bonaire head to Aruba Hi Winds. Hi Winds was once the event of the Caribbean . It is a favorite event for local riders for the super fun parties and the well organized race formats. In the 80s Hi Winds was the event frequented by big names such as Robby Naish. In recent years Team Bonaire has dominated the races. With brand new gear Payo and Jaeger have high expectations. Good Luck Hendrick, Payo and Jaeger. Ann Phelan (If you want some windsurfing fun without getting wet, check out http://www. bonairebattle.tv/ Ed.) Their Mission: To seek out the mysteries that lie behind the doors of Bonaire’s snacks Payo and Jaeger Ann Phelan photo

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Page 6 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 L ast Friday the Board of Special Olympics held an evening of appreciation for their devoted volunteers at Chez Nous. Roosje v.d.Hoek, National Director of Bonaire Special Olympics, writes: “The idea for a volunteer appreciation day started when Chio Semeleer, head of coaches, and I were in St. Kitts for the Special Olympics Caribbean Business Meeting last April. Chio and I decided to put into practice all that we learned, so we came up with the idea for a Volunteer Appreciation Day because we realize how special we (volunteers) are, giving all our time to a great cause. To us it was somehow natural and that we give without thinking about it. So we decided to reward all those persons who, just as we, give their time. And because we could never pay them for what they do and because volunteering is not about getting paid, we thought it would be a nice way of saying thank you! We also thought that it would be a great chance to inform them and their partners more about Special Olympics since many of them just help without really knowing all the ins and outs. This way we would try to get them more involved and motivated. The evening was divided into three parts. First, people socialized and got to know each other. Then they were given information about Special Olympics in general and SO Bonaire in particular. And thirdly the volunteers were rewarded with a nice and fancy Chez Nous meal. All received a Special Olympics Bonaire pin. We also announced our volunteer of the year: Aura Engelhart. Also all board members got their official SO Bonaire business cards. We really had a great time and we got people so interested that we got two extra volunteers and a sponsor!” Roosje v.d. Hoek, Photos by Jan Pieter v.d. Hoek Get Bonaire News every week for a year, no matter where you are in the world. By mail to the USA $110By Internet to everywhere on the planet $35Sign up for a subscription: Bonaire ReporterKaya Gob N. Debrot 200, Bonaire, Neth Antilles Phone (599)717-8988 or e-mail www.bonairereporter.com Chio Semeleer, Head of Coaches, gives a Special Olympics Pin to Emile Vonaesch, partner of Leone Vergeest, Volunteer and Manager of the Bowling Alley. Special Olympics Bonaire President Lupe Uranie presents a gift to Aura Engelhart, Volunteer of the Year (Board Member, Bocce Coach, Parent of an SO Athlete)

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Page 7 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 T he “Taste of Bonaire” marked the adrenalinspiked start of the first Dive Into Adventure Bonaire event. A long row of information stands lined the waterfront promenade, offering over-the-top activities that both complemented Bonaire’s world-famous diving and spotlighted landside eco-adventures. Local and visitors jammed Wilhelmina Park from dusk into the late hours with a background of music, dance, and a few, refreshingly short, speeches. Participants, both foreign and local, are participating in the dozens of activities during this week. We will have a report in our next issue. Meanwhile enjoy the photos of the start of DIAB 2006. G.D. B onaire’s own Dos Winkel, world renowned underwater and nature photographer, has been a featured speaker at Dive Into Adventure Bonaire2006. While he is in Bonaire, Dos will present his latest coffee table book, “ANOTHER WORLD, Colors, Textures, and Patterns of the Deep” at Bongo’s Beach Bar (Eden Beach Hotel) on Thursday, June 29th. This is the first of a trilogy. The second volume will be “Faces of the Deep,” and the final volume will feature all ecosystems where Dos has dived, including rain forests, high altitude lakes, mangroves, and the plant reefs in the temperate waters of South Australia. “ANOTHER WORLD” is very different from Dos’ previous works--fine art rather than documentation. The more than 100 full page photographs are a feast of brilliant colors, arresting shapes and textures, and superb composition, which bear little resemblance to traditional underwater photographs. For those familiar with the undersea world, Dos provides a new view of the familiar (e.g. a close up view of a trumpet fish’s eye), as well as the exotic (e.g. a ¼ inch porcelain crab photographed on a sea pen in Indonesia). It is macro-photography at its best. The book will appeal as well to those who want to know more about the undersea world, whether or not they have ever set foot in the sea. The prologue written by Kalli de Meyer, a former Bonaire Marine Park Manager and current head of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, provides a comprehensive overview of coral reefs and the creatures which depend on them for their existence, thus putting the pictures which follow into perspective. The BBC Wildlife Magazine wrote, “There's nothing like an expert eye to bring a subject to life. And when it comes to coral reefs, they don't come more expert than underwater photographer Dos Winkel.” The book sale will be at 5 pm., at the special price on that day, including tax, of $52.50 (NAƒ94.50), instead of the regular price of $68.25 (NAƒ120.75). Dos will autograph each book sold. If you buy this book, you may also buy some of Dos’ earlier works, the “Watercolors Bonaire” book, or the “Nature Colors Curaçao,” at the half price cost of $20 US (NAƒ35). At 7 pm Dos will present a slide show on Undersea Camouflage and Mimicry. Coral reefs around the world are under siege. Books such as “ANOTHER WORLD” capture the magic of under sea life and, hopefully, will motivate people to appreciate and conserve this precious resource for future generations. Story & photo by Ben & Laura Buchbinder Colombian Cuisine? Tourism Commissioner Emerenciana, Tante Vita and Vicky Bississear Eki and Angela Allee Watapana Group from Rincon entertains Sea & Discover’s Caren Eckrich Rincon at DIAB MC Papi Cicilia, Governor and Mrs Domacassé at DIAB

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Page 8 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 M embers of Dienst Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling en Beheer ( DROB ) in cooperation with members of Sea Turtle Conversation Bonaire (STCB ) have completed the restoration of the beach at Boka Onima. On August 9th last year, STINAPA rangers interrupted sand removal activities at Boka Onima, but not before multiple truck loads of sand were removed, and the beach was ravaged. With the removal of the sand at least two turtle nests were destroyed. Shortly after, a few more turtles came ashore and were not able to lay their eggs because of the shortage of sand. Restoration was necessary. Now, we are pleased to announce that the work has finally been completed. STCB hopes turtles will return this season to nest at Boka Onina. This is not the first time that sea turtle nesting beaches have been lost to sand mining. Years ago the beaches at Playa Grandi, Boka Lagun and Boka Washikemba were very important nesting sites for sea turtles. The sand from these beaches was taken and used in construction. The result is that at this time hardly any turtle eggs are being laid at these locations. The few times that eggs have been laid at these sites they were deposited in shallow nests due to the lack of sand, and sea water infiltrated the nests, destroying the eggs. This is the first time in the history of STCB that a nesting beach has been professionally restored. STCB plans to monitor Boka Onima closely to see if the sea turtles return to lay eggs during this nesting season. If nests are laid, they will be monitored to ensure successful hatching. By now, it should be commonly known that sea turtles are protected on Bonaire, the Caribbean and for that matter all over the world . Bonaire has recently adopted laws that better protect the sand on sea turtle nesting beaches, but it is unclear exactly when these laws will become effective. STCB would like to see these laws put into effect immediately and hopes that they are vigorously enforced. Mabel Nava, STCB Release W hile football frenzy was rampant in Germany, Bonaire was finishing up its interscholastic soccer season. In the final game for the Ubaldo Anthony Cup, Kolegio Reina Beatrix came out the winner. The positions of the other elementary schools were: Kolegio San Luis Bertran, runner-up; Kolegio Kristu Bon Wardador in third place; Kolegio Watapana (Special Ed.) fourth; and Kolegio Papa Cornes in fifth place. AVBO release and photo Jurgen “Kuchi” Rojer from Kolegio Reina Beatrix school, named the top player of the interscholastic football games, gets his award from Ubaldo Anthony and Commissioner of Sports, James Kroon. Mother and Daughter: Andrea Simar and Mabel Nava, DIAB 2006 Onima from the sea

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Page 9 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 W ell, here I am again, this week, reporting from my home country, England. The towns and cities are adorned with the white and red of the George Cross; the pubs are filled with fans watching every game they can. In the interest of jour nalism, I am forcing myself to join them while drinking a pint of my favourite ale! Firstly, let’s go back to last Sunday where we left off Mexico and Iran was the second match of the day, as expected, an easy win. Mexico 3-1 Iran. Angola and Portugal next. Portugal went ahead after just five minutes courtesy of a Luis Figo pass which gave a simple slot in for Pauleta. Ronaldo’s early showboating wasted some chances. His frustration showed when he received a yellow card. As the first half came to an end, Angola was beginning to grow. The second half started much the same as the first. Despite their earlier dominance, Portugal stopped pushing forward, bringing jeers from their own fans. Figo, still running his 33 year-old legs off as always, was inspirational. Not their best performance but 3 important points. Portugal 1-0 Angola. Monday brought us three more games. A thrilling last five minutes saw Australia go from 1-0 down to winning the game. Australia 3-1 Japan. Next we saw Czech Republic take on the USA. The Czechs are always tough, the Americans found out the hard way. Czech Republic 3-0 USA. The final game of the day saw the Italians in action. Ghana did well enough but the final result was never in doubt. Italy 2-0 Ghana. Tuesdays first game saw Dick Advocaat’s team, South Korea, take on Togo. Not much quality from either side, the Koreans beating the 10 men Togo. South Korea 2-1 Togo. The shock so far was France’s dour display against Switzerland. A game that they were expected to breeze was subdued partly by the stifling heat. Chances came and went and at the final whistle, the French fans made no secret of their feelings. France 0-0 Switzerland. Big match time. The sublime skills of Brazil against the tough no-nonsense style of Croatia. With three at the back, the Croats looked to have a good shape to stifle Brazil’s movement. For most of the first half, save for a few chances, the tactics were working. Ronaldinho and Carlos always looked sharp, but Ronaldo seemed uninterested. Deservedly though, right on half time, Brazil scored. A brilliant strike from the edge of the box saw Kaka open up his account. Croatia kicked off the second half and initially had the lion’s share of possession. Predictably, Ronaldo was taken off after 70 minutes; this was a poor display by his standards. Brazil got back into their stride. In the final 5 minutes, Croatia seemed to be flagging but still they made a few chances. After just two minutes of stoppage time, the final whistle went. Final score, Brazil 1-0 Croatia . Onto Wednesdays action and Spain’s first outing. They played new boys, Ukraine, and showed them that it’s tough at the top. Spain often disappoint in the World Cup but not this time. An excellent performance. Spain 4-0 Ukraine . The next match saw Tunisia salvage a point in injury time. A fairly well balanced match saw Saudi winning after 90 minutes play; however, Jaidi came to the rescue with a thumping header in the dying seconds. Saudi Arabia 2-2 Tunisia . The final game of the day saw Germany in action again. Poland came out to defend, the styles clashed a little and they cancelled each other out. Late in the game, Klinsmann brings on winger, Odonkor, in attempt to get round the back. 15 minutes from time, Poland’s Sobolewski is sent off and the game opened up. A last minute flurry saw Germany hit the bar twice and in stoppage time, Germany broke the deadlock courtesy of substitute, Neuville. A hard win for the hosts. Germany 1-0 Poland . Sweden took on Paraguay and looked more impressive than their first outing. Paraguay looked worthy opponents, but the Scandinavians stuck to their task and Freddy Ljungburg popped up in the 89th minute to seal a victory. Sweden now knows that victory over England on Tuesday will see them, and not SvenGoran Eriksson's men, win Group B. But defeat could send the Swedes home and put Trinidad & Tobago into the second round. Sweden 10 Paraguay . England’s second match saw them take on Trinidad & Tobago who have already proved resilient in this tournament. It was a better display from England, but again, their finishing was embarrassing. John Terry was a stalwart clearing from the line and Rooney made his return after 70 minutes. Eventually, after numerous chances, Crouch managed to connect with a Beckham cross and head home. A few minutes later, Gerrard hit a scorcher from distance to finish them off. England 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago. In an impressive display, Ecuador, for the first time ever, booked their place in the knock-out stages. With a confident display they pushed aside Costa Rica with ease. A draw with Germany would see them top of the table! Ecuador 3-0 Costa Rica. Shock of the week saw Angola hold off Mexico. Mexico enjoyed all the best chances, but a combination of poor finishing and the acrobatics of Angola goalkeeper Joao Ricardo kept them out. Mexico has some work to do now to get into the next stages. Mexico 0-0 Angola . Holland completed two in a row, stretching Holland's run to 14 competitive matches unbeaten. Despite game opposition the Dutch had too much class. An on-form van Persie and the ever dangerous van Nistlerooy sealed Ivory Coast’s fate. Despite their getting a goal back, the Ivorians never looked likely to take anything from the match. Holland 2-1 Ivory Coast. Argentina goes forward after giving Serbia & Montenegro a real spanking. Argentina gave a master class of passing skills to show the rest of the world why it’s called “The beautiful Game.” S & M were demoralised as Argentina knocked in goal after goal, the final whistle was a relief. Argentina 6-0 Serbia & Montenegro. There we have it, week two. England is starting to grow but have a long way to go. Portugal is of a similar vein and need to see players such as Ronaldo find their form. France will be getting feelings of deja vue of 2002. Are they going to be dismissed in the first round again? As always, Brazil gave us value for money, and, Spain , who so often disappoint, got off to a flying start. The hosts are well on their way with Holland also looking very strong. I will be surprised not to see these two in the last four. Argentina will be joining them if they continue to play such excellent football. Next week I am back on Bonaire. Until then, let’s keep the game beautiful! Tony Bond -BBC Internet photos Tony Bond was born and raised in England, happy to leave the cold of Europe behind but still follows his passion for Manchester United (Man Utd) FC. Source-Nat’l Geographic T hree Reporter advertisers have announced they have facilities to see all the great World Cup action. At City Café there will be eight (8!) TVs set up including a huge 50-inch flat screen. In the mornings City will offer a breakfast buffet for NAƒ10,50. In the afternoons they have a special lunch buffet for NAƒ12,50. At The Great Escape watch in the comfort of the thatch ed roof bar by the pool and sample their huge selection of beers. (the boss won’t find you there). Wind and Surf Beach Bar on the beach at The Windsurfing Place, Sorobon L.D. Portugal’s Luis Figo showing he still has what it takes Brazil’s Kaka celebrates his goal

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Page 10 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 T his is not a living house. So why are we mentioning it in Antique Living Houses of Bonaire? Because it is also connected with the Herrera family which has been and will be featured in future issues of “Houses.” Julio Herrera and Clara Herrera-Pellgrim bought the Plantation Bacuna in 1953. It has many similarities to the Rooi Lamoenchi plantation. Both had a plantation kunuku house. They raised cows, goats, sheep; they grew sorghum ( maishi chikitu ), melons and aloe. In the old days Bacuna and Rooi Lamoenchi were connected by leased lands. In the photo (top right) we can see the main house which is a Kas di Hala (house with wings ). It is special because the left side of the house has two floors like the one in Nikiboko. Then there is a middle lower section and a kitchen on the right side, all connected to each other. The kitchen had a place with chimney for cooking called the fogon. The bread baking was done outside, on the right side of the house. On the left side of the main house (middle photo) is the house for the vito (caretaker ) of the plantation. Behind the gate, inside the Bacuna plantation, you can see a part of a rocky coral road (photo left above) with the Kas di Hala in the distance. The horses and donkeys lived here in the wild and were also kept in stables behind the main house. Such a plantation needed a lot of water, especially for the animals, so dams were constructed to catch the water during the rainy season to use during the long dry times. There are also 21 wells, some with natural sweet water (photo lower right). This Pos di Pia is more than four meters deep. To reach the water, they had to cut deep into the calcium coral rocks. The same stone serves as a natural stairway. The resident animals needed lots of food as well as water so the sorghum harvest was very important. From the sorghum flower they made, for example, funchi, pancakes or hot porridge with sugar. After the seeds were removed they used the dry plants as food for the animals. With or without a good harvest year, they always could use the sorghum plants as animal food. Sheep and goats also like to eat green, juicy grass. So Julio Herrera imported different kinds of grasses like saltand drought-resistant grasses. In the 60s they could keep more than 5,000 goats and sheep with Herrera’s brand on this plantation. Because the property was so vast, there actually were also lots of other sheep and goats on the plantation without a Herrera brand. After Mr. Herrera could no longer take care of his plantations, Rooi Lamoenchi and Bacuna, due to his age and illness, he eventually lost his whole herd. Neighboring sheep and goats started to invade his property because, as is said, “The neighbor’s grass seemed greener than their own grass.” On the left side of the main house the old aloe cooking place remains today. At Rooi Lamoenchi you can only see the rebuilt foundation of the aloe cooking place, but on Bacuna it is an almost functional, original one with the pan still inside. In the photo (lower left) we can see the basin in front where they put the aloe syrup before cooking it. With cans they put the syrup in the cooking pot which is more than 1 meter wide. In the photo (lower middle) we can see under the aloe pan where the fireplace was. The photo was taken through the opening of the old fireplace. This opening has a little damage, but even without restoration you could still use this aloe cooking place. All together it’s a beautiful, peaceful place where, during the sunset, the flamingos pass over. Sitting in a nearby cactus is a Warawara, looking for food. Here is a place where you can see that people and nature can live together in harmony. W. G. Wilna Groenenboom is an artist and photographer who teaches art at the SGB high school

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Page 11 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 Who’s Who on The Bonaire Reporter Take The Reporter Home—Subscribe Mail to USA $110/year; On-line $35/year 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: Tony Bond, Ben & Laura Buchbinder, DEZA, Wilna Groenenboom, Jack Horkheimer , Molly Kearney, Greta Kooistra, Rowan Martin, Mabel Nava, Ann Phelan, Dee Scarr, Snack Bar Detectives, STCB, Michael Thiessen, Roosje v.d.Hoek, Sam Williams Features Editor: Greta Kooistra Translations: Peggy Bakker, Production: Barbara Lockwood Distribution: Yuchi Molina (Rincon), Elizabeth Silberie (Playa); Housekeeping: Jaidy Rojas Acevedo. Printed by: DeStad Drukkerij, Curaçao ©2006 The Bonaire Reporter

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Page 12 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 JANART GALLERY Kaya Gloria 7, Bonaire Local Art, Art Supplies, Framing, and Art Classes. Open Tu-We-Th & Sat 10 am5 pm Friday 17 pm; or phone 717-5246 for appt. MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE? Make it more livable from the start. FENG SHUI CONSULTATIONS Also interior or exterior design advice, clearings, blessings, energy, healing, Chinatrained. Experienced. Inexpensive. Call Donna at 785-9332 . BONAIRENET The leading consumer and business information source on Bonaire. Telephone (599) 717-7160 . For on-line yellow pages directory information go to http://www. yellowpagesbonaire.com CAPT. DON’S ISLAND GROWER 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 LUNCH TO GO Starting from NAƒ5 per meal. Call CHINA NOBO 717-8981 JELLASTONE PETPARK Pet boarding / Dierenpension Day and night care. phone: 786-4651 www.bonairenet.com/jellastone/ Bonaire Images Elegant greeting cards and beautiful boxed note cards are now available at Chat-NBrowse next to Lover’s Ice Cream and Sand Dollar Grocery. Photography by Shelly Craig www.bonaireimages.com For Sale For SaleSuzuki Swif t 1.3airco, power steering, power brakes. CD radio player, 2 x 800w speakers. Very well maintained car, just serviced. Economical in gasoline. NAƒ2.000, Call at any time: 786-9389 Ford Escort LX, 1995 , new transmission and many other parts. Drives great. NAƒ5.800. Call 786-0372 . FOR SALE LEAVING ISLAND 2000 Toyota Yaris Verso . Air conditioning. 5 doors. Good conditi on. NAƒ8,750 obo. Call: 786-9638 or 786-5291 FOR SALE : Furniture sofa, chairs, bookshelves , etc. Call 717-8989 LADA NIVA (jeep) for sale 1991-4X4 drive 1.6 lt.; 95.000km NAƒ 2.400 717-2844 or 786-2844 Wanted Wanted: A Good Home Hello, we are two female dogs of 2 years old . We are looking for a new home because our boss is leaving for Holland. We are very fond of children and like to run a lot. We are very good watchdogs; if you treat us well we will protect you and your family. We are also trained and therefore we will obey you. We also had our injections and we cannot have puppies anymore. Our names are Bongo (blond) and Elsa. Who will give us a new home???? Call Myrna 786-7365 or ask the animal shelter . Has anyone a manual for the Sharp cash register XE-A120 lying around?? Call AWC, 717-7547 ________________________________ Bonaire Reporter Classifieds— They are still free Got something to buy or sell? REACH MORE READERS than any other WEEKLY NEWSPAPER by advertising in THE BONAIRE REPORTER Non-Commercial Classified Ad s (up to 4 lines/ 20± words): FREE FREE FREE FREE Commercial Ads only NAƒ0.80 per word, per week. Free adds run for 2 weeks. Call or fax 717-8988 or email ads@bonairereporter.com S uDoku means “the digits must remain single” in Japanese. To solve the puzzle, enter the numbers 1 through 9 to the partially filled in puzzle, without repeating a number in any row, column or 3 x 3 region. For a tutorial visit the web site www.sudokushack.com. Still haven't tried to solve one of these silly puzzles? Let me give you a tip on how to start one. It's one approach of many, but you may find it useful. I prefer to start the puzzle, by looking across the top 3 regions exclusively. Using this week's puzzle 1008, start with the number 1; because the puzzle already starts with the number 1 in both the first and third regions, we are solving to find the number 1 in the second region. The number 1 is in the 3rd row in region 1, and in the first row of region 3. Therefore the number 1 must be the middle row in regi on 2. There are 2 place possibilities for the 1, but if you look up and down the column, you'll see that a 1 occupies one of the columns below, so it has to be in the other, the middle space. Enter the number 1 in that space, and then look for other numbers that have 2 spots occupied. Then move on to the second regions below, and third. Then solve in the same manner vertically. Now it may get tricky. Solve by rows or columns, or regions. Clear as mud? Give it a tryit's really fun and you'll be a pro in no time! Complete solution on page 14. B onaire residents, Bert and Miep Poyck, write, “This picture was taken in Gruene, a little village 45 miles south of Austin, Texas, on the Guadalupe River. The Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas, built in the late 1870s, and even today almost every day a live band plays country music in there. Special events take place every year in Gruene, like: the Texas Summer Nights, American Music Jam, Texas Metal Art Festival, Gruene Music and Wine Fest, Gruene Market days and Christmas Market and many more. It’s a great place to visit and we did not forget to bring The Reporter for the picture.” WIN GREAT PRIZES! Take a copy of The Bonaire Reporter with you on your next trip or when you return to your home. Then take a photo of yourself with the newspaper in hand. THE BEST PHOTOS OF THE YEAR WILL WIN THE PRIZES. Mail photos to Bonaire Reporter, Kaya Gob. Debrot 200-6, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (AN). E-mail to: picture@bonairereporter.com. (All 2006 photos are eligible.) KRALENDIJK TIDES (Heights in feet, FT) Remember: Winds and weather can further influence the local tides DATE TIME HEIGHT COEF 6-23 8:39 0.7FT. 23:08 2.2FT. 78 6-24 9:35 0.6FT. 23:53 2.2FT. 85 6-25 0:27 2.2FT. 10:19 0.6FT. 89 6-26 1:05 2.1FT. 10:58 0.6FT. 90 6-27 1:42 2.0FT. 11:38 0.7FT. 87 6-28 2:18 1.9FT. 12:07 0.7FT. 81 6-29 2:54 1.8FT. 12:30 0.8FT. 74 6-30 3:23 1.6FT. 12:51 0.9FT. 65 7-01 2:24 1.5FT. 3:19 1.5FT. 13:02 0.9FT. 23:20 1.5FT. 55 7-02 12:55 1.0FT. 21:31 1.5FT. 46 7-03 12:22 1.0FT. 21:01 1.6FT. 37 7-04 11:39 1.0FT. 21:04 1.8FT. 32 7-05 10:58 1.0FT. 21:22 1.9FT. 33 7-06 7:55 0.9FT. 21:45 2.0FT. 40 7-07 8:19 0.8FT. 22:12 2.1FT. 51 DO YOU SUDOKU? WANTED: VHS video recorder/player for use in Lora (parrot) research. Call 09510-4021 WANTED: Glass retail display case 3-4 feet long maximum . Contact Golden Reef Inn 717-5759 M-F 9am-5pm. Ask for Liz . Wanted: Used solar panels in good condition. Call Don or Janet 786-0956 Babysitter Summer Mother's Helper/Babysitter Available -Weekly or Monthly Care offered by a mature, reliable and outgoing young woman. Island references available. Please call 786-3066 Vacation Rental Cozy guest cottage available . Studio with kitchen, airco, cable TV, two single beds (or king) and pull-out sofa, bikes, kayak, porch, yard and private entrance. Five minute walk to seaside promenade and 10 minute walk to town. $50/night. Contact: seabeans@hotmail.com Property For rent: Fully furnished 4 bedroom house NAƒ900 . Fully furnished 1 bedroom apart. NAƒ700 . Beautiful yard, quiet and private. Tel. 717-7977 First region Second region Third region Row 1 6 5 9 1 8 Row 2 7 4 1 3 Row 3 2 1 6 5 1 Molly Kearney (who has to solve the puzzles) 2nd region 1st region 3rd region

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Page 13 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 L ooking to spend a relaxing, laid back, away-from-it-all evening on the beach at Lac Bai with the sea breezes and sounds of waves lapping on the sand? How about an excellent barbeque, happy hour drink prices, live music and friendly people? That heavenly spot is The Wind and Surf Beach Bar at the Windsurfing Place at Sorobon on Wednesday nights. What a way to spend an evening. During the days the place hums with windsurfing activity and the restaurant caters to the weary and wind whipped with hot local food and cool salads, sandwiches and all kinds of drinks, and they close around 6. But Wednesday night is a different story. Restaurant manager Norka says, “People come in stressed and they get comfortable right away.” As the sun goes down the candles are lit on the bamboo tables under the palm frond and driftwood roof, the happy hour starts, the music is cool and relaxation sets in. Hot and spicy snacks are passed by some of the friendliest people on the island to tables with locals and tourists. Customers catch the feeling of camaraderie and no one’s a stranger. The barbeque is ready at 7 and it’s a winner: meats: sausage, chicken, ribs, fish, grilled to juicy perfection; two sides every week an interesting salad, pasta and/or rice. All for only $12. When you’re finished one of the attentive staff will pass out a wet cloth to wipe your hands! The band, the “Flamingo Rockers,” made up of an American guy and two local fellows, start up. They play Jimmy Buffet, the Beatles, the Eagles, Bob Marley, the Mighty Sparrow – real danceable stuff and couples get up to dance barefoot in the sand. Wednesday nights at the Wind and Surf Beach Bar are definitely an event, but because it’s so special and not run of the mill you should call ahead to tell them you’re coming. Telephone 7175091 or 717-2288. Tell them The Reporter sent you! L.D. Norka (right) with her staff and musicians Watch the World Cup at Wind and Surf Beach Bar.

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Page 14 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 And the solution is: (puzzle and directions on page 12) DO YOU SUDOKU? T rue elegance and self assurance: that’s “Rose,” our Pet of the Week, a stunning and perfectly marked calico. (As you may know already, nearly every calico is a female.) Rose came into the Bonaire Animal Shelter with her four kittens. She was an excellent mom, but now they’ve grown up and Rose, since she’s been sterilized, is at last a female with a life of her own. Rose is looking for an owner who can appreciate her style and grace and can give her lots of love. This charming calico, at two years old, is in perfect health and is ready to go. Are you on vacation and miss your pets? Or are you living somewhere in circumstances where you can’t have your own animals? Then take a trip down to the Bonaire Animal Shelter on the Lagoen Road and get your “Pet Fix!” New opening hours are 8 am to 1 pm, Monday through Saturday. Telephone 717-4989. It’s a great place to visit! We must apologize for a mistake we made in the column last week. We incorrectly identified the artist of the Bonaire Animal Shelter tee shirt, modeled by Marlis Tiepel, as Henk Roozendaal. Barbara van Orphen called to say that the artist is a gentleman named Jon Huckaby , an American greeting card artist. Mr. Huckaby met Barbara, who sells the Shelter tee shirts at the various hotel managers cocktail parties, and volunteered his art work for the tee shirts. A big Thank You, Mr. Huckaby. And thanks to Barbara for setting us straight. Little “Charlotte,” our pet last week, has been adopted. Congratulations to all! L.D. 6 4 3 5 9 2 1 8 7 7 5 9 4 1 8 6 2 3 8 2 1 6 7 3 9 5 4 1 3 4 2 5 9 7 6 8 5 9 6 1 8 7 3 4 2 2 8 7 3 4 6 5 1 9 4 7 5 8 3 1 2 9 6 3 6 8 9 2 5 4 7 1 9 1 2 7 6 4 8 3 5 “Rose”

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Page 15 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 June 21-July 2 Wednesday, June 21 —Summer Solstice World Cup Soccer Until Sunday, July 9 – see page 9. Thursday, June 22– Lecture on Meditation , Kaya Hulanda #25, 7 pm, free, open to all. Tel. 717-8855 -see page 5 June 17-24 —Dive Into Adventure Bonaire (DIAB). Saturday, June 24 — Women’s Conference: The Four Faces of Woman. Due to an overwhelming response to the program, “Four Faces of Woman,” on Saturday, June 24, we are asking those who’ve signed up already to RE-CONFIRM your attendance by calling 717-8855 or 09515-0804. Saturday, June 24 —End of the month Flea Market at Parke Publico – 3 to 8 pm – General info call Vicky 786-1592. Booth info call Elisabeth 717-6907/5655225 Sunday June 25 —Bonairean Night at Divi Flamingo’s Calabash Restaurant with all the local specialties and more . Live Music. $20-total. Call for reservations 717-8285 ext. 444. Thursday, June 29 —”Another World” book signing, Dos Winkel , 5 pm followed by Dos’s slide show, “Camouflages & Mimicry,” at 7 pm, Bongo’s at Eden Beach. See page 7 Saturday, July 1 – Kaminata (walk) sponsored by Jong Bonaire , 4:30 pm, 9.16 km. NAƒ7,50. Call 717-4303 or 7850767 Saturday, July 1 —Big Monthly Rincon Marshé —Now a Bonairean tradition – stands selling gifts, fruits and vegetables, candles, drinks, BBQ, local foods and sweets, music, friendly people, 6 am to 2 pm. In the center of Rincon. www.infobonaire.com/rincon. Sunday July 2 — Bonairean Night at Divi Flamingo’s Calabash Restaurant with all the local specialties and more. Live Music. $20-total. Call for reservations 717-8285 ext. 444. COMING Sunday, July 9 —Dia di Arte, Wilhelmina Park— art, music, food, entertainment. Call Emma 786-6420 or Edwin 786-8400. July 17-19 Diva Women Windsurf Clinic at Bonaire Windsurf Place. Three free local scholarships available. For details or to register call Ann Phelan at 7863134 . REGULAR EVENTS Daily (more or less) HH 2 for 1 ( on all beverages ) 5-7 pm, Divi Flamingo Balashi Beach Bar HH— Buddy Dive , 5:30-6:30 HH Cactus Blue (except Sunday) 5 to 7 pm, 2 for 1 appetizer with every entrée, Cactus Blue Divi Flamingo Casino open daily for hot slot machines, roulette and black jack, Mon. to Sat. 8 pm– 4 am; Sun. 7 pm– 3 am. Daily by appointment Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park Tours $12 (NAƒ12 for residents). Tel 717-8489, 540-9800. Saturdays Grill Night on the Beach , Buddy Dive Rincon Marshé —6 am 2 pm. Enjoy a Bonairean breakfast while you shop, fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts, local sweets, snacks, arts, handicrafts, candles, incense, drinks, music. www.infobonaire.com/rincon. Extra big Marshe 1st Saturday of the month . CANCELLED Until August 19. Wine Tasting at AWC’s warehouse, 7 to 9 pm, Kaya Industria #23. Great wines NAƒ2,50 a glass. All You Can Eat BBQ at Divi Flamingo with live music, 6 to 9 pm, NAƒ26,50. Call for reservations 717-8285 ext. 444 . Sundays Live music 6 to 9 pm while enjoying a great dinner in colorful tropical ambiance at the Chibi Chibi Restaurant & Bar, Divi Flamingo . Open daily 5 to 10 pm Mondays Caribbean Night , live local music– Buddy Dive. Soldachi Tour of Rincon, the heart of Bonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call Maria 717-6435 Kriyoyo Night BBQ Buffet featuring Chef Gibi and Los Princes Mariachi, Golden Reef Inn . Band 7 pm, BBQ at 7:30 pm. Reservations $20, walk ins $25. Drinks available for purchase. Call 717-5759 or email info@goldenreefinn.com Tuesdays Live music by the Flamingo Rockers , 5-7 pm Divi Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar Wine & Cheese/ $1 glass of wine, 5-7 pm, Divi Flamingo Balashi Beach Bar Buy a Bucket of Beer & get free chicken wings, 5 to 7 pm, Cactus Blue Wednesdays Open Mike Night with Moogie, 7 to 9 pm, Cactus Blue Live music by Flamingo Rockers Divi Flamingo, Balashi Beach Bar 5-6:30 pm Beach BBQ 7-10 pm & Live music by Flamingo Rockers -The Windsurf Place at Sorobon Movie Night at Buddy Dive Thursdays Live music by the “Flamingo Rockers” 5-7 pmDivi Flamingo , Balashi Beach Bar Fridays Harbour Village Tennis, Social Round Robin 7 to 10 pm. $10 per person. Cash bar. All invited. Call Elisabeth Vos at 565-5225 Live music by the “Flamingo Rockers” Divi Flamingo , Balashi Beach Bar – 5-7 pm Swim lessons for children by Enith Brighitha, a Dutch Olympian, at Sorobon from 1330 to 1630 Manager’s Bash —free Flamingo Smash & snacks, Divi Flamingo , 5-7 pm Manager’s Rum Punch Party, Buddy Dive Resort, 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by All You Can Eat BBQ 5-7 pm Social Event at JanArt Gallery, Kaya Gloria 7. Meet artist Janice Huckaby and Larry of Larry’s Wildside Diving. New original paintings of Bonaire and diver stories of the East Coast every week FREE SLIDE/VIDEO SHOWS SaturdayDiscover Our Diversity Slides pool bar Buddy Dive , 7 pm 717-5080 Sunday Bonaire Holiday Multi-media dualprojector production by Albert Bianculli, 8.30 pm, Capt. Don’s Habitat. 717-8290 for info. MondayDee Scarr’s Touch the Sea slide Show at Captain Don’s Habitat, 8:30 pm Call 717-8290 for info. Wednesday (2nd and 4th) Turtle Conservation (STCB) Slide Show by Bruce Brabec . Carib Inn seaside veranda, 7 pm. Tel. 717-8819. Wednesday –Buddy Dive Cocktail Video Show by Martin Cecilia, pool bar Buddy Dive , 7 pm 717-5080 BONAIRE’S TRADITIONS Kas Kriyo Rincon— Step into Bonaire’s past in this venerable old home that has been restored and furnished so it appears the family has just stepped out. Local ladies will tell you the story. Open Monday thru Friday, 9 –12, 2-4. Weekends by appointment. Call 717-2445. Mangasina di Rei, Rincon . Enjoy the view from “The King’s Storehouse.” Learn about Bonaire’s culture . Visit homes from the 17th century. Daily. Call 717-4060 / 790-2018 Bonaire Museum on Kaya J. v.d. Ree, behind the Catholic Church in town. Open weekdays from 8 amnoon, 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. 717-8444/785-0017 Sunday at Cai Live music and dancing starts about 12 noon at Lac Cai. Dance to the music of Bonaire’s popular musicians. CLUBS and MEETINGS AA meetings every Wednesday ; Phone 717-6105; 560-7267 or 7173902. Al-Anon meetings every Monday evening at 7 pm. Call 790-7272 Cancer Survivor Support Group Majestic Journeys Bonaire N.V. Lourdes Shopping Center 2nd Level Kaya LD Gerharts # 10. Call 7172482/566-6093 for details 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. NAƒ5 entry fee. Call Cathy 566-4056. Darts Club plays every other Sunday at City Café. Registration at 4, games at 5. Tel. 7172950, 560-7539. JCI First Wednesday of the MonthJunior Chamber International Bonaire (JCI Bonaire, formerly known as Bonaire Jaycees) meets at the ABVO building, Kaminda Jato Baco 36 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Renata Domacassé 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 welcome. Rotary lunch meetings Wednesday , 12 noon-2 pm Now meeting at 'Pirate House', above Restaurant Zeezicht. All Rotarians welcome. Tel. 717-8434 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Bonaire Arts & Crafts ( Fundashon Arte Industrial Bonaireano ) 717-5246 or 7117 The Bonaire Swim ClubContact Valarie Stimpson at 785-3451; Valrie@telbonet.an Cinnamon Art Gallery Volunteers to help staff gallery. 717-7103. Bonaire National Marine Park 717-8444. Bonaire Animal Shelter 717-4989. Donkey Sanctuary 560-7607. Jong Bonaire (Youth Center) 717-4303. Sister Maria Hoppner Home (Child Care) Tel. 717-4181 fax 717-2844. Special Olympics– Call Roosje 786-7984 Volunteers to train children in sports. Contact Quick-Pro Track and Field Rik 717-8051 CHURCH SERVICES New Apostolic Church, Meets at Kaminda Santa Barbara #1, Sundays, 9:30 am. Services 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 . Wilhelminaplein. 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 English . Mass in Papiamentu on Sunday at 9 am and 6 pm. 717-4211. Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios), Kaya Triton (Den Cheffi). In English, Dutch & Papiamentu on Sunday at 10 am. Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 7:30 pm . 717-2194 Send event info to: The Bonaire Reporter Email reporter@bonairenews.com Tel/Fax. 717-8988, Cel. 786-6518 Kaya Prinses Marie Behind Exito Bakery Tel. 717-2400 Tickets NAƒ14 (incl. Tax) NEW FILMS BEGIN FRIDAY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK THURS THRU SUN 2 MOVIES 7 & 9PM MON THRU WED. 1 MOVIE 8PM SATURDAY 4 PM The Wild Late Show Call to make sure (Usually 9 pm ) 22/06 Mission Impossible III (Tom Cruise) 29/06 The Da Vinci Code (Tom Hanks) Early Show (Usually 7 pm) 22/06 Tsotsi 29/06 Mission Impossible III MOVIELAND D on’t miss it the 14th Annual Dia Di Arte in Wilhelmina Park on Sunday, July 9 . It’s one of the highlights of the year on the island. It’s an all day fun event for the entire family – art exhibits, singers, writers, hand crafts, food, drinks, entertainment, friendly ambiance. It’s sponsored by the Foundation for Bonairean Art and Culture. Stroll through the exhibits, see old and new friends, purchase something special and unique. There will be artistic events for the kids too. From 10 am to 10 pm. Photos by Jan Art Last year the Bomba sisters showed their art...as does Luis

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Page 16 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 ART Richter Art— By Jake and Linda Richter: Original oil paintings, giclees on canvas, limited edition and open prints. 717-4112 BANKS Maduro and Curiel’s Bank provides the greatest number of services, branches and ATMs of any Bonaire bank. They also offer investments and insurance. BEAUTY PARLOR Hair Affair . Expert hair cutting, styling, facials, waxing and professional nail care. BICYCLE / SCOOTER/ QUADS De Freewieler rents scooters and quads; professionally repairs almost anything on two wheels. Sells top brand bikes. Have your keys made here. DIVING Carib Inn is the popular 10-room inn with top-notch dive shop and well stocked retail store. Best book trade on Bonaire. Good prices on regulator repair, dive computer H.Q. Dive Friends Bonaire (Photo Tours Divers-Yellow Submarine) low prices on the seaside at Kralendijk, at Caribbean Club, Caribbean Court and the Hamlet Oasis . Join their cleanup dives and BBQ. WannaDive They make diving fun while maintaining the highest professional standards. In town at City Café and at Eden Beach. FITNESS Bonfysio offers comprehensive fitness programs to suit your needs whether they be weight loss, sports or just keeping in shape. Convenient schedule. Fit For Life at the Plaza Resort Mall. Classes in Pilates, Aerobics, TaeBo and more. Professional trainers, fitness machines and classes for all levels. FURNITURE, ANTIQUES The Plantation H as lots of classy furniture and antiques at very competitive pr ices. Stop in to see great teak furniture and Indonesian crafts. GARDEN SUPPLIES AND SERVICES Green Label has everything you need to start or maintain your garden. They can design, install and maintain it and offer plants, irrigation supplies and garden chemicals. Incredible selection of pots. GIFTS, SOUVENIRS AND LIQUOR The Bonaire Gift Shop has a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, liquor, dive watches, digital cameras, things for the home, T-shirts all at low prices. HOTELS The Great Escape Under new management. Quiet and tranquil setting with pool and luxuriant garden in Belnem. Cyber Café, DVD rentals, restaurant and bar. New! Spa! INVESTMENTS Zambezi Lodge, Bonaire a Nick Davies Project, is looking for investors. “A little piece of Africa in the Caribbean .” METALWORK AND MACHINE SHOP b c bBotterop Construction Bonaire N.V. , offers outstanding fabrication of all metal products, including stainless. Complete machine shop too. Nature Exploration Outdoor Bonaire for individually guided kayaking, hiking, biking, caving, rappeling/abseilen and more reservations : 791-6272 or 717-4555 E-mail : hans@outdoorbonaire.com PHOTO FINISHING Paradise Photo in the Galeries Shopping Center offers fast, fine processing for prints, slides, items and services . Full digital services . REAL ESTATE / RENTAL AGENTS Harbourtown Real Estate is Bonaire’s oldest real estate agent. They specialize in professional customer service, top notch properties and home owners insurance. Re/Max Paradise Homes: Lots of Choices— International/US connections. 5% of profits donated to local community. List your house with them to sell fast. Sunbelt Realty offers full real estate, rental, and insurance services. If you want a home or to invest in Bonaire, stop in and see them. REPAIRS Bon Handyman is here if you need something fixed or built. Ultra reliable, h onest and experienced. Electrical, plumbing, woodworking, etc. 717-2345 RESORTS & ACTIVITIES Buddy Dive Resort offers diving, Adventure Fun tours including kayaking, mountain biking, cave snorkeling and exploration. RETAIL Benetton, world famous designer clothes available now in Bonaire at prices less than those in US. For men, women and children. SECURITY Special Security Services will provide that extra measure of protection when you need it. Always reliable. SHIPPING Rocargo Freight Air and sea shipments in/out of Bonaire. Customs agents. Professional and efficient. FedEx agent. TOURIST SERVICES/ INTERNET Make Chat ‘n’ Browse your headquarters for phone service, Internet connection, great clothes, footwear and gifts. In the Sand Dollar Mall. WATER TAXI Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika di Amor or Skiffy . Hotel pickup. WINDSURFING The Bonaire Wind surfing Place can fulfill all your windsurfing dreams and more. They offer expert instruction, superb equipm ent on a fine beach. Lunch and drinks too. BBQ and windsurf videos Wednesday nights. WINES Antillean Wine Company. You’ve tried the rest; now try the best: best prices, highest quality wines from around the world, kept in a cooled warehouse. Free delivery. ATTENTION BUSINESSMEN/WOMEN: Put your ad in The Bonaire Reporter. Phone/Fax 717-8988, Cel 786-6518 Did you know that listing in the Guides is FREE for weekly advertisers? RESTAURANT PRICE RANGE / WHEN OPEN FEATURES Bella Vista Restaurant Sea Side Restaurant at Buddy Dive Resort 717-5080, ext. 538 Moderate. Breakfast and Lunch Dinner during Theme nights only. Open every day Magnificent Theme Nights : Saturday: Beach Grill; Monday: Caribbean Night; Friday: Manager’s Rum Punch Party and All-You-Can-Eat B.B.Q Bistro de Paris Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 46 (half-way between hotel row and town) 717-7070 Moderate Lunch and Dinner Closed Sunday Real French Cooking in an informal setting Superb dishes prepared with care and love by a French chef Owner-operated Eat in or Take away Calabas Restaurant & Chibi Chibi Restaurant and Bar At the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort. Waterfront 717-8285 Moderate-Expensive Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Open 7 days Get a view of the beach and turquoise sea while enjoying a breakfast buffet or à la carte lunch and dinner at the 'Chibi Chibi' restaurant & bar. Inspiring vistas and the highest standard of cuisine . Croccantino Italian Restaurant Downtown at Kaya Grandi 48 717-5025 Moderate Dinner Closed Monday Bonaire’s Most Romantic Restaurant where dining is a delight! Tuscan Chef David prepares exquisite dishes with authentic ingredients. Be served in a garden setting under floating umbrellas or in air-conditioned comfort. Take out too. The Great Escape EEG Blvd #97—across from Belmar 717-7488 Moderate Breakfasts Only Bar-Restaurant poolside —under the thatched roof. Breakfast Buffet 7.30-10 am every day Happy hours 5 to 7 every day. The Last Bite Bakery Home Delivery or Take Out Now in Playa—next to Xerox 717-3293 Low-Moderate Orders taken 8 am-4 pm; Deliveries 6-7:30 pm , Closed Sunday Enjoy a delicious dessert or savory baked meal in the comfort of your home or resort. This unique bakery offers gourmet class items -always from scratchfor take out or delivery only. The Lost Penguin Across from MCB Bank in downtown Kralendijk Call 717-8003. Low-Moderate Breakfast, Lunch, Early Dinner until 4 pm Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays Watch the bustle of downtown from this street side Caribbean-style bistro owned and run by a European educated Master Chef and his wife. Pasa Bon Pizza On Kaya Gob. Debrot ½ mile north of town center. 780-1111 Low-Moderate Open from 5-11 pm Wednesday-Sunday Bonaire’s best. The Real Thing! Freshly prepared pizzas made with the finest ingredients. Salads, desserts. Eat in or take away. Nice bar too. Call ahead to eat-in or take out 790-1111 Cactus Blue Blvd. J. A. Abraham 16 (half-way between town and Divi Flamingo) 717-4564 Moderate Dinner Closed Sunday Trend Setting Menu Bonaire’s newest hot-spot to eat and drink. Margaritas a specialty Owner-operated for top service

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Page 17 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 “I n America it’s very, very competitive to get into medical school, and the Caribbean offers you kind of a faster route. There are many medical schools in the Caribbean. Probably every island has one, and they are all accredited; all these schools are checked by a medical federation. Our school in particular has some of the top professors. They are so knowledgeable; they all have their degrees in medicine. The difference between an American medical school and Caribbean medical schools is that it’s more condensed here and because it’s so compressed the program is more rigorous. I go to school from 8 to 5 every day, then I come home, cook and eat for one hour, and I sleep from 6 pm until 12:30 at night. Then I get up and study until 7 in the morning, and at 8 I’m back at school. That’s an everyday thing, even on the weekends. Those days are for catching up! Not to go insane” – she laughs – “I listen to music and rock out in my apartment – that’s it! Our administration is top-notch, especially our Dean, Dr. Shaheed. He actually started the biochemistry program at the medical school in Grenada. We have very good students like Robert Troy and Salah Aboughouche. They’re excellent academically and they really help out the administration and they take care of the other students. I swear I’d go insane if I didn’t have them here! Every single teacher I’ve had was superb, especially Dr. Al-Tikriti. He’s not just a professor to the students; he was also a father figure to many of us. The whole program is about three years long, and depending on the field of medicine you want to practice, you choose a residency. So I haven’t really decided what kind of doctor I want to be, but I definitely want to work for the program ‘Doctors without Borders.’ My dad used to do stuff like that too. The program in Bonaire is the basic sciences program. My current classes are Pharmacology with Dr. Bala; Pathology with Dr. Satheesa; and Microbiology and Immunity with Dr. ‘R.K.’ Those are my classes for the semester, and it’s the toughest semester I had and will ever have – at least that’s what they told me!” Noran Barry (24) is an excellent young woman, very bright and sensitive and involved and absolutely dedicated to what she’s heading for: being a doctor and helping other people. She’s one of those persons who gives you hope for the future because she has such a clear view of everything that’s going on in the world. Talking to her you realize that this 24-yearold girl is going to change things for the better for many people. “I was born in Queens, New York, October 13, 1981. Before I came here I lived in San Francisco, California, and my parents live there too. I had a wonderful childhood. Actually I often wish I was a child again; childhood is so important to me. I am a very nostalgic person. I have one younger sister, Diane Barry, she’s 22 and she also attends St. James here on Bonaire. Both my sister and I have wanted to be doctors since we were very little. It’s a very honorable profession – not only do you help people but you also learn for the rest of your life. Also my dad is a doctor a trauma surgeon. We were always exposed to somebody who is an everyday hero, so it’s kind of inspiring you know! My mom was the perfect mother. She majored in philosophy and psychology and wanted to be a newscaster, but once she gave birth to my sister and me she devoted her life to us. Now she owns her own hair salon and she’s happy with that. I went to high school in San Francisco, and all through high school I worked, at a daycare for less fortunate kids, and I used to volunteer also at the hospital like about 600 hours of volunteering by the end of high school. I went to the University of California in Irvine. After I graduated I took a year off and studied as my dad told me it was going to be a very vigorous program at St. James. I had heard about Bonaire that it was a beautiful island with really warm people because my aunt had been here for scuba diving. But that was the only information I had about the island. It was kind of a tough transition because Bonaire is not a big city. It’s more like a town, but I’m glad I did it; not many people get the opportunity to experience life outside America. I think it really humbles you. It makes you realize what life is all about because America is somewhat of a sheltered bubble. Plus I feel it’s important for people nowadays to experience each other’s cultures and their ways of life. So these are the benefits of moving to Bonaire. Also I knew that I was going to get the chance to experience a really good school. There have been many graduates who’ve gone on to do many great things. Although I am from a city I find small towns quite charming, and as soon as I saw the sea I was awestruck. I’d never seen that color sea-green, and I’ve seen many seas: the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, the Pacific and the Atlantic. I’ve been to a lot of places because I’m originally from Egypt. Actually here in Bonaire, the sea makes me more nostalgic than ever. The special thing about Bonaire is the lack of distractions. You’re really left with yourself. But also Bonaire makes you appreciate the small things in life. My goal was to come here to study, but what happened in the end was that the island changed me. Even when I go back home for vacation I’m not amused with the same things that use to amuse me. When I go snorkeling it makes me realize there’s a whole world a kingdom underneath there, a beautiful world in and of itself. I don’t have many local friends here because my schedule doesn’t permit any recreational activities because it’s so tight. What I feel is that people are essentially the same, but what I’ve noticed is that Bonaireans are very much aware of the vastness of life within nature. My school is one of the most diverse schools I’ve ever been to. There are about 200 students with a lot of different backgrounds. Also the students come from different states in the US, from India and Jamaica as well. And the school is not just diverse in regards to ethnicity but also diverse in places where all these people have lived. It’s a world community, this school. Even our faculty is diverse. Like I never had Indian friends before I came here, and now I know and love Indian food and I know about Indian people. You know, the most important reason why we all want to be doctors is to change our immediate environment on a daily basis. In today’s troubled world it’s hard to find peace, let alone a common ground between different people, and being a doctor is a universal profession that allows you to find the most basic common ground: health. Well, in December I’ll be graduating and I’ll go back to San Francisco. I’ll take a couple of months off to study for the board exams which will determine the type of residency I’ll get. I’m thinking of pediatric surgery, anything with children. Then I’ll get placed at a hospital; the school arranges that for you. You do two years of clinical rotations, and then, all in all, it’s probably about five to six more years before anything substantial will happen in my life. The most important thing for me is family and once I have children – I’m thinking of nine! – I want to take care of them until they’re old enough for me to go back to work, just like my mom did! I’m not sure where I will live – sometimes I’m thinking of England – the best place to live for me is a place where the people have the greatest sense of humor, because what are you going to do in this troubled world? At least laugh!” Story & photo by Greta Kooistra “In today’s troubled world it’s hard to find peace, let alone a common ground, and being a doctor is a universal profession that allows you to find the most basic common ground: health” Noran Barry

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Page 18 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 T he last few weeks have been a busy time in the Bonairean parrot world. The wild birds are well into their breeding season, and we know of several nests that already have chicks. Rowan and I are following the breeding attempts of a number of parrots in different places on the island. We are hoping to get an idea of how many eggs are laid, how many chicks hatch and how many of these go on to fledge and join the wild population. We are also following the parent’s behaviour to try and see what makes a good pair. The parrots on Bonaire are unusual in that they mostly seem to nest in cliffs. Normally parrots of this kind nest in trees, but every tree we’ve come across out in the mondi that has a parrot-sized nest hole also has a chainsaw hole in it which poachers have cut in order to remove chicks. This might explain why we are seeing a lot of non-breeding pairs. Perhaps the parrots don’t have enough nest sites anymore? We are currently spending a lot of time inspecting the nests to see how things are progressing. We take great care not to disturb the female and we follow her behaviour closely to make sure she is not upset and that she returns to the nest. During the incubation period two nests failed, that is, the eggs were broken or eaten. The likely cause is either a rat or pearly-eyed thrasher, but we need to get back to the nests and inspect the egg shells (which were too deep to reach) to possibly know better. We fully expect that a number of the nests we monitor will fail due to predators (rats), aggressive competitors (the thrashers) or because of poachers, but it is still upsetting when it happens. We have one really exciting nest that we’ve been following. It is in a section of overhanging cliff that makes access tricky. The first visit involved swinging from the abseil rope. The next, wi th Fernando Simal, Manager of the Washington Park, was cut short as we upset some bees and all of us got stung. Most recently when we checked there were four chicks that all looked in good shape. It seems there is plenty of food about, and it would be wonderful if all four get to fledge. You can be sure we will be following their progress closely. The last bit of news for this update is the new Lora project car. With the generous support of the World Parrot Trust and the Carmabi Foundation (Curaçao) it has been possible for us to purchase a vehicle. This is great for us and it also shows the commitment of these groups in working to protect the future of the Loras on Bonaire. I’d also like to say a special thanks to Michael Gaynor and Chat ‘n’ Browse where this report was written. Michael has generously made a donation of Internet access and computer time to the project. Also thanks to the MIO Cell Phone Company in Royal Palm Galleries. They donated a cell phone to the project, so no matter where we are we’re (nearly) always in contact. Story & photos by Sam Williams & Rowan Martin (nest photos enhanced for brightness) Sam Williams and his colleague, Rowan Martin, are on the island for six months as part of their doctoral research, studying the Bonaire Lora. Both of them hope that their research, which will extend over a three-year period, will be of benefit to the Lora’s conservation. Spy camera view of a female Lora in her nest The Parrot Pickup with researchers Rowan Martin and Sam Williams Three of the four baby Loras in another nest

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Page 19 Bonaire Reporter June 23 to July 7, 2006 T his week marks the official beginning of summer for the northern hemisphere. Indeed this year summer began on Wednesday, June 21st at 8:26 am, Sky Park Time, which was the official moment of the Summer Solstice , the moment when the Sun reaches its highest point north of the Celestial Equator and rises and sets at its northernmost point of the year. And because this is also the time when there are more hours of daylight it doesn't get fully dark out in Bonaire until after 7 pm. This week and next, around 10 to 11 pm, face north where you'll see the Little Dipper at its very highest above the North Star . In fact, the North Star is the star in the end of the handle of the Little Dipper. Now the Little Dipper is not nearly as large or bright as the Big Dipper, which is directly to its left in the northwest. Four stars mark its cup and three stars mark its handle. And once you've found it you can shoot an arrow through its handle to find the third brightest star in the sky, Arcturus, which is the major star of Bootes, the Herdsman, although the entire constellation looks something like a kite. You can extend that arrow from Arcturus over to the brightest star of Virgo, Spica. Remember? Arc to Arcturus, speed on to Spica! Now, we can tell from the stars alone that spring is almost over because spring's most famous constellation is just above the western horizon. A sickle-shaped pattern or backward question mark of stars marks the front part of Leo the Lion, and a triangle of stars marks his rear. And he looks like he's getting ready to lunge below the horizon before summer kicks him out of evening skies. Next, if you turn 180 degrees around and face east you can see the three incredibly bright stars which mark the points of a very large triangle, the brightest of which is Vega, the second brightest, Altair, and the third, Deneb, the three stars which mark the points of the great Summer Triangle . And every summer in mid June just after it gets good and dark out we always see this triangle of three celestial dazzlers rising over the eastern horizon. Finally, just look south again and there you'll see a giant fish-hook-shaped pattern of stars which is none other than summer's infamous Scorpius the Scorpion , which is always trailed by the teapot-shaped portion of stars which make up part of the constellation Sagittarius, the Centaur . In every direction you look you'll see wonderful stars on the first nights of summer. For next week, The Reporter is taking a break, but the Sky Park is in full operation where, lined up in a row, you'll see Mercury, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter plus Leo's brightest star Regulus . On the 4th of July weekend face west just before it gets completely dark out and you'll see planet #1 out from the Sun, tiny 3,000-mile-wide Mercury. Then up to its left, planet #6 and the prettiest planet of them all, 75,000-mile-wide, ringed Saturn. And just above it, youÂ’ll see planet #4, 4,000-mile-wide Mars. And up to its left, two-million-milewide Regulus, the brightest star of Leo the Lion. It's cosmic entertainment and like The Reporter , it's still free. JACK HORKHEIMER ARIES (Mar. 21April 20) Be careful not to divulge secret information this week. If you have to deal with large institutions, be careful not to make waves. Your mate may want to pick a fight, but if you're persistent with your affections their anger should dissipate. Help those incapable of taking care of their personal affairs. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday. TAURUS (Apr. 21May 21) Upheavals may occupy your day. You can make some money if you get involved in a cons ervative financial prospect that is presented to you. Take the time to do your job correctly or you may find yourself looking for a new one. You mustn't give too much to your children. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Uncertainties regarding relatives will make situations uncomfortable if you attend a family function. Read some books on self awareness. Reciprocate by offering helpful hints. Real estate investments could be prosperous. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday. CANCER (June 22-July 22) All your energy should be directed into moneymaking opportunities. Look into ways to better yourself through improving your dietary habits and daily routines. Romantic encounters will develop through colleagues. Do not let lovers cost you mone y or take advantage of you. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You can meet friends who will let you know how valuable you are. Accept the inevitable and continue to do your job. If you can include them in your plans, do so. Partnerships may be plentiful. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Love could develo p at social events that are work related. Double check your work and be sure that your boss is in a good mood before you do your presentation. You may not be happy if members of your family are not pulling their weight. Renovations or purchases made for your home will payoff. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Discuss your objectives with partners or peers. Stay out of other people's affairs. Your ability to get the job done will result in added responsibility and possible promotion. Uncertainties regarding your home and family are evident. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22) You could expand your circle of friends if you get involved in unusual activities. You may be in an extremely passionate mood this week. Your reputation may be at stake if you partake in gossip. Be sure to look into travel opportunities that will provide you with mental stimulation. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Help childr en complete projects they're having difficulty with. You may as well work on projects that will allow you to make progress. Hobbies will be good for your emotional well being. Take the time to close deals that have been up in the air. Your lucky day this week is Thursday. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.Jan. 20) Empty promises could be likely where work is concerned. Try not to argue about trivial ma tters. Your lack of attention may have been a factor. Some time spent with that special someone should be your intent. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Don't let your emotions interfere with moneymaking deals. Problems on the home front might be a little disconcerting. You can ask for favors but don't take them for granted. You will have a problem sorting out your true feelings when it comes to your relationship. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) The personal problems you may be having are interfering with your productivity. Overindulg ence will mean poor health. You can sell your ideas to those who have the money to back them. Don't jump as quickly as you usually do. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday. By Astrologer Michael Thiessen Saturday, June 17 to Friday, June 30, 2006 *to find it, just look up Star Gazing On the First Nights of Summer Arcturus to Spica