Title: Bonaire reporter
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Publication Date: May 21, 2010
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Next month the island's
first "medical tourism"
patients will arrive on Bonaire.
The KLM "Sky Health" initiative
will open new opportunities for
the island and provide better and
faster healing for recovering Euro-
It is no secret that Bonaire's
climate is beneficial for many
types of illnesses. An advisor to
KLM noticed that his daughter's
skin problems, which plague her
in the Netherlands, virtually disap-
peared after some weeks in Bon-
aire. Others heal faster. So why
not combine top notch clinical
treatment in Holland with a medi-
cally monitored stay in Bonaire all
tied together with a business-class
KLM flight.
Curagao already is caring for
rehabilitation patients in the up-
scale Jellnik Clinic at the Kura
Hulanda Lodge. The Bonaire Sky
Health program will handle its
patients in existing resorts like the
Plaza and use local medical people
and therapists as well as Dutch
doctors. Sky Health envisions
expanding beyond offering relief
from those suffering from skin
problems like eczema and psoria-
sis to other troubles that are cured
by sunny skies and warm tempera-
"In the Netherlands we adminis-
ter light therapy in cubicles. In
Bonaire, you have the sun," said
Dermatologist Roxanne Gou-
vemeur, in an interview with Ra-
dio Netherlands.

) Businesses on Bonaire, St.
Eustatius and Saba will begin to
list prices in both Antillean
guilders and US dollars on Au-
gust 1, 2010, said Dutch caretaker

State Secretary of Kingdom Rela-
tions Ank Bijleveld-Schouten to
the Dutch Second Chamber last
Wednesday, but that the exact
process is actually an island gov-
ernment matter.
In a related session she told the
lawmakers that the Fire Depart-
ment and Police Force for the
BES islands will cost Holland
respectively e2.2 million and
e8.95 million per year.

P The new import regulations
for Bonaire and the other BES
Islands should make living here
more affordable. The reorgan-
ized Customs Service will report
to the Tax Inspectorate.
There will be no import duty
except for a 25% levy on new
cars, but electric vehicles and
certain low emission/energy effi-
cient vehicles will be exempt.
A broad-based consumption
tax, a sales tax (ABB) of 7%,
will be introduced to replace the
5% turnover tax (OB) introduced
in 2000. The ABB is a general
consumption tax which is levied
one time on the final user of a
good or service and imports of
individuals. The OB turnover
tax had a cascading effect, which
usually created a larger final tax
burden. It supplied approxi-
mately 20% of the tax revenue of
the Central Government.

D It's anticipated that about
45% of the capacity of the new
electrical power system incorpo-
rating the wind turbines and the
diesel-fired plant near BOPEC
will come on-line by the end of

D Delta Airlines has an-
nounced that they will cancel the
JFK-Bonaire flight for the 2010-
2011 season. This was confirmed
by the TCB.

Antillean Minister of Eco-
nomic Affairs Elvis Tjin Asjoe
wants to have Bonaire included
in the year-round itinerary of
Carnival Cruise Lines. That way,
the islands will be ensured of
cruise tourism for the entire year,
which implies that the tour opera-
tors, stand holders and taxi drivers

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On May 4th SGB students of the third grade commemorated
the dead who fell in the Second World War together with Bon-
aire officials. The students had several poems, a letter game and they
had even composed a rap song to show in what way this day affects
them. They had prepared all this in their history lessons under the
guidance of their teacher, Ms Van der Moolen.

on Bonaire will also have work
during the low season, says Tjin
According to the minister, Bon-
aire could easily be included in
an agreement with Carnival,
which would mean "permanent"
cruise tourism for Bonaire. More
than 200,000 cruise tourists vis-
ited Bonaire during the past sea-

0 The popular Dutch-
language Pelican School will
soon have a new home, where
classes for all the grades can be
held in one central location, and
where the children will no longer
have to risk the traffic on Kaya
On March 31, Joe Barker, Di-
rector of the Trans World Radio
Foundation, and Michiel Rumpff,
a board member of the \vi,. i, n
Beheer Gebouwen Kaya Amster-
dam, transferred the deed of the
TWR Activities Center at Kaya
Amsterdam #3, to the SBGKA.
The SBGKA, or Kaya Amster-
dam Building Management
Foundation, will make extensive
modifications and improvements
to the Activities Center as soon
as the necessary permits are in
hand and will also manage the
day to day operations of the facil-
ity for the school. The \l,,. I/,rn

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Pelikaan will continue to focus
on providing quality education.
The plan is for some classes to
begin meeting in the new facility
at the start of the 2010 2011
school year this August, as build-
ing modifications are completed.
To help the school get into its
new home on a solid financial
footing, TWR agreed to sell the
property for a price that was
about 17% below the appraised
value of the property.

) After the first of a series of
PWA World Championship
(Professional Windsurfers Asso-
ciation), Bonairean Taty Frans
is considered one of the best
freestyle windsurfers in the
world. See the story on page 11
for details.

land integration into the Neth-
erlands is having an easy time
in the Dutch parliament. On
Tuesday, 11 May, the Dutch First
Chamber unanimously approved
seven legislation proposals to
integrate the BES islands into the
Netherlands on October 10,
2010. The Senate gave the BES
islands a warm welcome, or a
"bon bini" as Chairwoman of the
Senate's Permanent Committee
of Antillean and Aruban Affairs
(Continued on page 16)

I Table of Contents

This Week's Stories

Remembrance Day 2
Nature Plan Falls Short 3
Celebrate Biodiversity Day 3
Barracuda Open Water Swim 6
Affordable homes Popping Up 6
Poetry at SGB 8
Junela Nicolaas Poet at Jazz Fest 8
Jazz Festival Weekend 10
Bondy On the Ball World Cup 10
Bonaire's Wnning Windsurfers (Taty
Frans, Amado Vrieswijk) 11
Aquatics Medals Galore (Bonaire Barra-
cudas) 13
Stop Parrots Eating Fruit 15
Shelter Flea Market BonnyAnniv. 18

Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since (Ed Janga) 4
Sudoku Puzzle 7
Bonaire Voices (Real Spirit of Rincon Day
-Broechi, Boeboechi Janga) 7
Letters (Appreciation, Dont Eat Fish) 7
Bonaire On Wheels-'Quad 9
Bon Qui #23 (Monument Rincon) 9
Whats Happening, Cruise Ship
Schedule 12
Reporter Mast head 12
Classifieds 13
Tide Table, Sun rise and set times, Moon
phase 13
Shopping & Service Guides 14
Bubbles-Do You Know? -Moray eels 15
Body Talk (Water's Importance) 16
Picture Yourself-Las Vegas 17
Bon Qui Answer 17
Sudoku Solution 17
Pet of the Week (Yoris) 18
Sky Park (Saturn's Rings) 19
Parkers Horoscope 19

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Bonaire's Nature Management Plan MAY 22 Celebrate Bonaire's Biodiversity
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The Bonairean
government has
made an evaluation of
Bonaire's 10-year old
Nature Management
Plan and determined
that only 65% of the
Plan's 50 action goals
were being met. The
remaining ones require
In 1999 the Island
Council unanimously
adopted the Bonaire
Nature Plan. The goal
of the plan was to
achieve sustainable

development in 20
years. Now it's the mid-point of its 20 year
life it's very important to see how its goals
are being met.
Important successes of the last years
* the purchase of Klein Bonaire and its
designation as a wilderness area,
* creating two no-fish zones in the Marine
Park and
* establishing a concept of planning in Lac,
the Marine Park and Washington- Slag-
baai Park.
The ecosystem of the Marine Park has
become a big concern. Since 1999 the coral
cover has been reduced to 50%. Growth of
algae has climbed drastically, while the
number of algae-eating fish, like parrotfish,
has dropped.
The quantity of predator fish has gone
There are more nutrients in the sea which

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is bad for healthy coral. This nutrients come
from sewage and waste water.
There is a plan to install a temporary
sewage system. Through information and
maintaining legal protection we can try to
halt a decline of certain species like conch,
bats and Loras (parrots).
Bats are threatened by the pressure of
construction in the areas where they live.
Conch are almost gone because of over-
The Lora preservation campaign of recent
years has brought positive results, but the
birds are still threatened.
Since October 2008 the nature protection
laws have been enforced more stringently.
With the advent of Bonaire's integration
into The Netherlands further improvement
in Bonaire's nature management is antici-
pated E Press Release L./G.D.

T he United Nations has
proclaimed 2010 as the
year of international biodi-
versity and Bonaire is em-
bracing the idea. Biodiver-
sity is defined as the diver-
sity (number and variety of
species) of plant and animal
life within a region
On Saturday, May 22, there
will be a celebration of life
and biodiversity at Lac.
organizing a fun day filled
with different activities for
the public at Lac Cai, which
was chosen as the site be-
cause it's an area of great
During the year there will
be a lot of attention given to
the plants and animals of
Bonaire and their impor-
tance to us. Our island is
rich because of the great
variety of trees and animals.
There are 500 different
types of plants and 1,050
species of "animals." There

are people who harass and try to eliminate
them. But the animals and plants benefit
humanity. For example, the bats eat the
mosquitoes which can bring sickness.
And there are plants and trees that help
people. Bonaireans should be proud of its
great number of plants and animals. We
are rich in our nature. Because nature is
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Bonaire Reporter- May 21- June 4, 2010

On hlslu Sine- -1992 wra

Swas born in the Domini-
I can Republic in 1984 and
I grew up at my grandmother's in
a very beautiful mountain village
of about 30,000 inhabitants, Jara-
bacoa. My mom, Lourdes Sicard,
had come to Bonaire in the 70s to
work. My father was Bonairean;
he passed away five years ago. I
had a little brother, four years
younger than I, but he passed
away when he was two and a
So I lived with my grandma
while my mom was working on
Bonaire. Life was pretty good but
quite lonely. On Sundays, after
church, sometimes I'd play with
the neighborhood children, but in
general my grandmother didn't
like me to leave the house. She
was very religious and overpro-
tective. I did have a cousin
though, who lived in the same
bario and once a week I was al-
lowed to play with him.
My mother insisted on sending
me to a private elementary school
because she wanted me to have
the best education. She paid for it

by working on Bonaire in restau-
rants and hotels as a cook work-
ing 16 to 18 hours a day. She
owned the house my grandmother
and I lived in.
In 1992 my mother brought me
to Bonaire. We lived in Amboina
and I went to Reina Beatrix ele-
mentary school. It was a big
change for me. I missed my
grandmother so much and Jaraba-
coa was cool and green; here the
dust was always bothering my
eyes, and I found it hot and dry.
I'd never lived with my mom
before. My grandmother was
sweet and always got me every-
thing I wanted, but my mom was
strict and many things I wasn't
allowed to do. But I could play
with kids and I could ride a bicy-
cle. In fact, I did have more free-
dom, but I missed my Jarabacoa
too much.
In 1994 my mother and I went
on vacation to Jarabacoa. I told
my mom I wanted to stay with
my grandma. With tears in her
eyes my mother accepted that I
belonged there and not here. She

"...I went to Jong Bonaire it was my
escape valve. I spent more time at Jong
Bonaire than at home. For five years I
was there every day "

chose Bonaire, I chose Jarabacoa
- it was as simple as that.
I went to a public school and
my grandma gave me more free-
dom. I had friends and life was
just better. I was in the fifth grade
when a terrible thing happened:
my grandmother was in a taxi
that was hit by a truck. She was
badly injured and became bedrid-
Shortly before, my mom had
come back to Jarabacoa with the
idea of staying and starting a
little restaurant of her own. But
after the accident all my mom's
savings went to the private hospi-
tal where she'd placed my grand-
mother. This situation lasted for
several months. My mother didn't
have a job and my grandmother's
illness consumed all her money.
Then my mom took a mortgage
on the house. It was September
1996, and in October my grand-
mother passed away due to the
complications of the accident.
There had been three months of
suffering alas.
Then...everything changed. I
stayed with my mom in the
house, but it was no longer a
home -just four brick walls filled
with emptiness. It was very sad.
My mother didn't have an in-
come, but she had to pay the
mortgage, so she decided to sell
the house. She didn't have any

In January 1997 my mom flew
back to Bonaire while I stayed
with a cousin in Santo Domingo
to finish the school year. In July I
came back to bare and hot Bon-
aire. I didn't want to, but again, I
had no choice.
So, that's how life started here.
First we stayed at my aunt's
house in Amboina, then I lived in
all the neighborhoods on the is-
land, from Rincon to Tera Kora
and everywhere in between. We
moved an average of twice a
year. I went to the sixth grade at
Reina Beatrix School where I got
a special course in Dutch. After
school I took Dutch lessons with
Juffrouw Piek. Then I went to
Mavo. I was living here, but my
thoughts, my heart, were there.
They still are."
EdJanga is very talented, am-
bitious and creative. He's a
pleasant young man who's ii-
ing and eager to learn more and
expand his horizons.
"When I was at Mavo I went to
Jong Bonaire. It was my escape
valve. I spent more time at Jong
Bonaire than at home. For five
years I was there every day. I
played basketball, I learned how
to dive and became a dive master
and I learned everything about
computers and the internet. Alan
Gross and Jane Townsend taught

Magic Ed in action

me so much and helped me in
every possible way. I am very
grateful to them and they're great
friends of mine, still.
In the meantime I'd become
very close to a cousin of mine
who lived with us for a while. He
committed suicide in 2003. It was
another big blow.
I'd finished Mavo in June 2002
and in August I went to Havo. I
was also working as a dive mas-
ter at a dive shop and I was going
out frequently," He smiles
"'running around like a wild
beast- no guidance- most of the
time alone. My mother was work-
ing and I didn't have a father
figure around me. I never had,
and when the awful thing with
my cousin happened, I didn't
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Bonaire Reporter- May 21- June 4, 2010

On the Island Since (Continued from page 4)
pass the school year for the first time in
my life. It was a turning point.
My mother was the captain of the ship.
She told me, 'Either you go to join the
army in Curagao or you're going to study.'
So I went to Aruba to study architecture
from 2003 to 2007. It was fun lots of
things to do and I had my freedom, living
in my own apartment. I learned to be inde-
pendent. I got my driver's license, I
bought my first car, I studied. When Her
Majesty Queen Beatrix came to Aruba in
2006 our school was selected to present a
project to her and I was the one chosen to
explain it to the Queen. I also worked vari-
ous jobs and of course I did my magic
'Magic Ed' was born during a school
talent show on May 4h 2001. I was in 3d
Mavo at the time. After I'd won the talent
competition I started performing at parties.
I knew quite a few tricks by that time. In
Aruba a local magician taught me a lot
more and I gave shows at private parties at
the hotels and I worked for an entertain-
ment company setting up the bouncer,
keeping an eye on the kids and doing my
tricks. That's how I got the idea of setting
up my own company.
He laughs. "It may sound weird but af-
ter I graduated I wanted to go back to
Bonaire. I was an adult by then and I de-
cided to do 'Magic Ed Entertainment' on
Bonaire to do something for Bonaire. It
was 2007. The rest is history.
I started working for Jacobs Architekten.
I learned a great deal there, especially
from Paul Wichers and JP, but after 18
months I found out it wasn't my thing. My
interest was somewhere else.

Through Jane Townsend and Alan Gross
I got the chance to work for Caribbean
Kids News. For two months I went to Su-
rinam and Curagao for camera training,
then I started with news items from Bon-
aire. And in the process I discovered my
real talent videography. I didn't study
for it, but it is in my blood. Now I'm do-
ing new items on Bonaire which are being
broadcast on Aruba and the other Dutch
Antilles. I make music video clips. I did
one with one of my brothers on my fa-
ther's side, Giovanni Mercera, in the Do-
minican Republic: 'Baby you remember
Jarabacoa.' You can see it on Youtube. It
was a test, but it went well. I also do docu-
mentaries etc., etc. I love to create. The
magic of creating something out of noth-
ing that's video to me. Now I want to
buy my own equipment and put the video
service under 'Magic Ed Entertainment.'
That's the monster I'm creating...

I didn't love Bonaire when I started
here, but it did give me lots of chances. No
matter where I go I will always have Bon-
aire in my heart. Bonaire is the island of
opportunities, no matter who you are or
what you do. If you know how to work it
out, it can be a treasure! But... when I
approach Santo Domingo, when the
wheels of the plane touch the tarmac, I get
this feeling of complete inner peace -
that's when I tell myself 'welcome

For more info contact:
magicedkihotmail.com. U
Story & photo this page by
Greta Kooistra

Bonaire Reporter- May 21- June 4, 2010

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you're invited: This swim is
unlike other aquatic events
held on Bonaire in that it is a seri-
ous (but fun) competitive race
planned by a local sports club to
benefit local athletes and the com-
munity. Open Water Swimming
rules of the International Swim-
ming Federation (FINA) apply,
thus no swim aids such as snorkels,
fins, wetsuits or other floatation
devices may be used. Four races
will be held on the same morning -
5k, 2.5k, 1.5k and 500m. There
will be awards in various age
groups which can be found in the
full summons. For more info go to
barracuda-3rd-open-water As the
goal is "serious fun" all swimmers
who are fit to accomplish these
distances are welcome.

As this event is growing over the years, it is now
gaining international attention with participants
from around the Caribbean and South America.
Bonaire dominates the sport of Open Water Swim-
ming in the Netherlands Antilles. Open Water or
Aquatic Marathon became an Olympic event in
2008. Gold medal for the men's 10 Km Aquatic
Marathon was won by Maarten van der Weuden of
Holland. The current Women's World Champion,
Angela Maurer from Germany, has trained on Bon-
aire. The Netherlands Antilles will send its first
ever National Open Water swim team to the Carib-
bean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) in
Havana, Cuba, at the end of June. While final selec-
tion has yet to be announced it is most likely that all
swimmers and coaches will be from the island of
The club solicits the help of the entire community
to make the Barracuda Open Water Swim success-
ful. The main concern is always Swimmer Safety
First. The Marine Park, Police, Harbour Master,
Red Cross, Hospital, CITRO, various dive operators
and boat owners are all involved in providing a safe
and secure environment for participating athletes.
The deadline to sign up for this event is May
31st. Online sign up is quick and easy at http: /

The race course runs parallel to the Seaside
Promenade so family, friends and Open Water fans
can walk along and see their favorite swimmers
during the entire race. Fans and spectators are appre-
ciated so the organizers have put together a special
"Ban Wak" package similar to the swimmers' pack-
age that includes a cooler bag, T-shirt, reusable sta-
dium cup with discounted refills and a snack.
The Kas di Regatta will be race and festival head-
quarters with plenty of music, dancing, food and bar
to keep everyone entertained.
This event is a fund raiser to expand and improve
the "sea swimming pool" in front of the Kas di Arte.
The club now has 30 members and is growing
since we are more visible in the open water. Any-
body who would like to join can visit at the water-
front on Mondays between 5:15 and 6 pm. Swim-
mers must be at least 6 years old and have an "A"
certificate or equivalent. It does not offer learn to
swim lessons as it is a competitive swim club. Mas-
ters swimmers (age 18 and over) are welcome to
train with them as well. U Pam Werdath

Though swimming in the sea has some drawbacks,
performance has proved it successful. The team just
returned from the Dutch Caribbean Invitational
where we were represented by only seven swimmers
who managed to bring back 27 medals and finish 4th
overall against many much larger teams! This month
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Bonaire Reporter- May 21- June 4, 2010

Rincon Day or Dia Di Rincon is a
celebration that has been taking
place for 22 years already. It started with a
vision from a real Rincon inhabitant. His
name was Mr. Francisco (Broechi) Janga
Sr. (deceased). His son, Mr. Francisco
(Boeboechi) Leoncito Janga Jr. (43) tells us
about his father and himself.
"My father started with carnival in Rin-
con. He was involved in different sport
activities, one of them being soccer. As he
was a member of a political party he saw
the need to unite the people of Rincon with
those from the other communities.
In 1977 he organized 'Rincon
Uni' (Rincon United) with the help of a
group of young people. It still exists today
under the same name. The object was to see
what Rincon is best in. They realized Rin-
con is good in culture and folklore. To draw
people to this culture they started Rincon
Day. So Broechi Janga left politics in order
to dedicate himself to sports and the culture
of Rincon and especially Rincon Day.
In 1989 Broechi Janga, the young group
and others celebrated their first official
Rincon Day. They built different stands to
show people how Rincon life was and is
now: the wedding celebration, the burning
of wood for charcoal, the ovens made of
bricks for baking, houses made of dried
cactus wood and corn stalks, cattle yards
and more. The official celebration hap-
pened in front of the post office, today
know as Plaza Commerce."
Mr. Carmo (Boeboei) Cicilia gives a
description of the Rincon flag.
"Blue is for the sky and the figures in the
blue are the hills surrounding Rincon.
Green is for the green shrubbery all over in
Rincon. Red is for the blood of Rincon's
people and the Big R in the middle of the
flag stands for Rincon. A horn is carved in
the middle of the R. The horn was and is
used to announce when someone is lost and
the Rincon people go out and look for her
or him. White is for the purity of the Rin-
con inhabitants."
Boeboechi Janga continues:
"Three of the older Rincon people signed
the decree for the Rincon Day celebration,
people like Tia Sani, Rebeca Janga, and the
oldest man at that time in Rincon, Pa An-
thony. Los Diagonales, well know musi-
cians at that time, played the folkloric mu-
sic and a group of dancers did the Baile di
Sinta (ribbon dance). The festival was con-
centrated in three different areas: Rancho
Don Pedro, Plaza Hubentud (today Plaza
Nemencio Winklaar) and the stadium. For
food, people went to Rancho Don Pedro, to
some kunukus or to family houses for lunch
or dinner. At Ma Flor terrace you got a
demonstration on how to make pancakes.
The wood was gathered, especially the
cactus wood, and stacked up for the outside
cooking in afam, a strange name for a
wooden corral. This kind of cooking, called
'Fogon,' means literally to cook on wood
and stone. From one of the shacks made of
dried cactus wood the Maskarada show
began. The people dressed up with all sorts
of masks, danced in the streets of Rincon
accompanied by a brass band and finished
at the stadium. The Watapana musical
group played the famous 'Simadan'
folkloric dance, at night time the fire
jumping started. After that people gathered
in front of the Rincon community center
and danced to the brass band, ending up at
'Magazina di Rei' where the party
continued until midnight.

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With time Rincon Day has grown and the
increasing numbers of people visiting
makes the need for more food stands. Peo-
ple continue the tradition of using dried
cactus wood, calledflambeu, corn stalks
and large bamboo wood (these arrived on
the beaches, brought by the ocean currents
from other islands to the north coast of
Bonaire) called kaha brabu' to build their
In the past Rincon showed more of its
culture and folklore. Time has changed.
After the 5th celebration of Rincon day
things have been speeding up so fast.
People are thinking more about the eating
and drinking. There are more teams for the
organizational part and the inspection part.
More streets are closed for safety and every
year the demand is bigger. There are a lot
of people in the street and you have to
make sure of their safety.
Today the Rincon Day celebration is the
most popular event in the Antilles. Curagao
and Aruba folkloric groups visit Rincon
Day in their folkloric outfits. Every year
more groups are coming. But we like our
Rincon and Bonairean people to understand
their culture and not to forget it. Live Rin-
con culture during Rincon Day. That means
the way we dress up with our folkloric out-
fits is also very important as are the stands
made like in the past. Although materials
from the past are hard to find we can use
the palm trees and make something nice out
of them. Decorate your stands with artifacts
from the past. Start living the real Rincon
Day, not to make money but to give a help-
ing hand to your Culture."
Yes, remember what we said in one of
our articles, "Know your past to live your
present." For more information about Rin-
con Day contact Boeboechi Janga. 0
Story & Photo by Siomara Albertus

Send your comments to
The Bonaire Reporter, P.O.
Box 407, Bonaire, or email
reporter (ibonairenews.com.



Dear Editor:
We must have been on the island too
long- losing track of reality, and the cour-
tesies that make one's everyday life
Spending a week in the US, just about
EVERYWHERE we shopped, or entered
we were not just greeted by smiling faces
and friendly folks but actually thanked by
employees, floor persons, managers,
owners and cashiers for shopping there.
Can you imagine they were honest and
sincerely appreciative of our patroniza-
They realized, without their customers,
they would be statistics in the unemploy-
ment lines.
There is no need for such outwardly
appreciative expression here on this is-
land, for they figure with the limited re-
sources and availability, we'll have to do
business with them regardless, so why
strain their smile muscles?
With few exceptions, cashiers espe-
cially in businesses large and small on
this island, should be so grateful they
work for the bosses they do .
If they worked for me, front line for my
business and my reputation, they would
be replaced in a heartbeat!
Herein is the problem: the bosses, own-
ers, managers for if they could care less,
why should the cashiers?
And it shows.
We have curtailed our shopping to just
the things we cannot do without, refusing
to patronize altogether some shops, bank-
ing the rest to spend off the island next
time, where one would just expect only a
simple 'Thank you!'
A simple 'thank you.' Not too much to
ask, is it?
JP Richau
Susan Hutchison


Dear Editor:
My wife Mary and I have spent some
time the past 2 weeks with Ayana John-
son, as she has completed her Ph.D. field
research on Bonaire. She has conducted
hundreds of interviews with fishermen
and dive experts. Her information about
how we can improve Bonaire is stagger-
ing in its simplicity: if we want to see
more and bigger reef fish, stop eating
them. Duh!

Bonaire Reporter- May 21- June 4, 2010


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After 17 years visiting Bonaire, and
watching the larger fish disappear, this
doctoral student educated us with the
blazingly obvious fact: those of us who
eat our reef fish are accessories to the
crime, actively contributing to the further
depletion of fish on our reefs! We con-
sider ourselves ecologically sophisticated
but we are hurting reef ecology every
time we ear reef fish. We're .... hypo-
From this doctoral student we have
learned: the seas have 90% fewer fish
than existed 30 years ago, Bonaire's reefs
are rapidly being depleted of its remain-
ing medium and large fish, and we can
blame global warming and Japanese
trawlers, but we deserve the biggest
blame ourselves. I have personally
watched local fishermen snorkel-fish in
front of our house, taking 20 good-sized
fish in half an hour ... and then I've gone
out to dinner and maybe eaten a fish they
caught! I am one of those ... hypocrites!
Not one island in the Caribbean is a no-
fishing island. We're so proud in Bon-
aire -- we say we have the first protected
reef," but that's just with respect to
coral. A friend who is on the National
Geographic Board of Directors (Ted
Waitt) visited Bonaire in February; his
265-foot boat has been used to document
declining fish populations all over the
world. He was very disappointed in the
lack of fish on our "protected" island. As
eight of his friends on board watched as
his robots tried to find fish in the Belnem
area, and saw only tiny fish, I was left to
say, "but ... but on the east side there are
fish, really." Un huh.
70,000 tourists come to Bonaire annu-
ally, many to delight in snorkeling and
diving in the world's first "protected"
island, only to learn the truth. We have
NOT protected the fish on our reefs.
Wouldn't less fishing and less fish to eat
hurt Bonaire tourism? NO! Tourism
would improve if Bonaire became the
first island in the Caribbean with pro-
tected reef coral and be able to advertise
that we have so greatly restricted fishing
that our fish populations are best in the
Ayana's doctoral research shows that
the local fishermen are a dying breed,
literally. They say fishing is not profit-
able and their kids are not going to be
fishermen. Political solutions are many --
much larger no-fish zones, no traps,
grandfatheringg" full-time fishermen to
fish only in very remote, controlled ar-
But the elephant in the living room, the
one HUGE step we could all take today
with fish populations improving are: stop
eating reef fish (and maybe encourage
friends and restaurant owners to not serve
our reef friends).
Brad Smart

Page 7

Poetry Day for SGB Students ,.
O n Tuesday, May 11, SGB students in Artie de J
Vries' and Johannetta Gordijn's classes were
taught about poetry by Pauline Kayes, Professor of. 7W- 4
Humanities at Parkland College in Champaign, Illi-
nic wnhn livpc nart-time nn Bonaire

-Fleur de Haan, Cyan urier ad D a S.

Fleur de Haan, Cyangela Pourier and Daniela Simal

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The students of the higher grades in "HAVO" and
"VWO" (higher education preparation) found the
lesson interesting and challenging. First, they learned
definitions and descriptions of poetry through time,
from poets like Robert Frost, who wrote in 1960 that
"a poem is never a thought to begin with...a poem
begins with a lump in the throat."
Then individual students read aloud five poems:
* Lucille Clifton's "Homage to My Hips"
* Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B"
* Mary Tall Mountain, "The Last Wolf' Pauline Kaves. Professor at
* Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool" Parklaitd ( olL:t
* W. S. Merwin's "Separation."
After discussing the distinguishing traits of poetry,
the students broke into groups to write interpretations
of the truths or insights being expressed in each
Students were given the assignment to write a poem
on any subject by May 28. All poems will be entered
into a contest co-sponsored by Pauline Kayes and The
Bonaire Reporter: first prize will be $75; second
prize $50; and third prize $25. Winning poems and
photos of the winning poets will be published in a
June issue of The Reporter.
The students were clearly inspired by this fun and
educational lesson and some started immediately to
write poems for the contest. Johannetta Gordijn, coordi-
Johannetta Gordijn & Pauline Kayes nator of SGB's upper havo/
vwo classes

One of the poems
read in class:

Lucille Clifton,
"Homage to My
Hips" (1991)

these hips are big
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into
pretty places,
these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to
be held back.
these hips have
never been en-
they go where
they want to go
they do what they
want to do.
these hips are
mighty hips.
these hips are
magic hips.
i have known
to put a spell on a
man and
spin him like a
top! u

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"w eV Tunela Nicolaas, 17, and in her last
Year of high school on Bonaire, will
be one of the featured performers
Thursday, May 27, during a Night of Jazz and Poetry.
The event, which will be held at Fort Oranje at 7:30 pm,
kicks off the start of the Bonaire Jazz Festival 2010.
Junela is this year's winner of the Arte di Palabra (Art
of Words) competition recently held on Curacao. She
represented Jong Bonaire in the competition and per-
formed an original story written by Jong Bonaire
youth leader, Senaida Janga, to take top honors at the
Gezaghebber Glenn Thod6 will open the Bonaire Hei-
neken Jazz Festival 2010, after which Junela will give
her first presentation. This will be followed by the local
band, Kafia Brabu. While the stage is being set up for the
presentation by famous Dutch musicians, Henk van
Twillert (saxophone) and Tjako van Schie (piano), Jun-
ela will give her second performance. Finally, while the
stage is being set up for the last band with three of Cura-
qao's best musicians, Merietza Haakmat with Hershel
Rosario featuring Lonte Conradus, Junela will give her
final presentation. Price for the evening is NAf 15.
The performance of Junela Nicolaas in Papiamentu
will feature a humorous story about a Warawara bird
breaking up a fight between several other birds during a
party attended by a turtle, a snake and a rat. She will
also perform a poem called "Redu" (gossip) and one
about "Su Mahestad Plaka" which is about the adoration
of money.
Junela has performed in the Arte di Palabra competi-
tions for the past three years and several times won
prizes in the competitions on Bonaire. This year in

Curaqao she placed first in her category and also won the
award for the best all around performance.
Junela says she is excited about performing during the
Jazz Festival. "I like it when the crowd gets involved
with the story and reacts. I hope they can understand it."
She doesn't know much about jazz she says, but thinks
she likes it.
When she finishes high school this year Junela plans to
move to Curacao to study to become a police officer or
to work in tourism. "I like working with people."
On Friday, May 28, again at 7:30 pm, the Jazz Festi-
val continues at the Tipsy Seagull at the Plaza Resort
with performances by the New Generation Dancers,
followed by famous Brazilian artist Manny Moreira
and band. This will be followed by well known Dutch
singer and actress, Joke Bruijs and band.
Saturday's Jazz event at Plaza Resort includes Bon-
aire's well known Silver Bullet Steelband, New York
jazz band BEKU reinforced with two Bonairean per-
cussionists, followed by the top act of the whole festi-
val: Arturo Sandoval. Prices for the Friday and Satur-
day concerts are NAf 35 each or NAf 60 for both eve-
After the performances on Friday and Saturday night
there will be a Jam Session at Sense Restaurant with
festival musicians, starting at 11:30 pm. Free entrance.
On Sunday there will be the traditional Jazz Brunch
at Divi Flamingo Resort, starting at 11:30 am, where
festival musicians and local artists will perform the fa-
mous Jazz Brunch Jam Session while jazz lovers can
enjoy a fantastic lunch. Price is $28.50.
Tickets will be sold at the entrance gate, Addo's Books

& Toys, Flamingo Bookstore, Hotel Rochaline, It Rains
Fishes, Plaza Resort and Sense. SGB students with ID
half price, at the gate. u
Story & photo by Jane Townsend
More information: www.bonaireiazz.com.

Call for information
HAVE YOUR DOG 717 49 89

Bonaire Reporter- May 21- June 4. 2010

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Deborah Clementina, Dauri Jansen and Nadia Daboussi.
In the background, Philip Winkel

"And Now For Something Completely Different"

The 70h of a series of Bonaire Reporter articles by J@n Brouwer, featuring some
ofBonaire's interesting vehicles that are "on wheels." On course for 100+

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Playa-Kralendijk/Bonaire vehicle for a couple of hours. I parked my mo-
S o on Ascension Day I drove my bike to torcycle in the fenced area of "The Bikeshop"
"The Bikeshop" owned by Jack, situated and I listened carefully to Jack's instructions.
along the Bulevard Julio A. Abraham in Playa The four-wheeled vehicle was equipped with a
to swap it for something completely different: a single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with a
CF-MOTO! starter motor and an ignition key. There was a
For Jack it wasn't a problem to hand me the kind of automatic gearbox fitted to the engine

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and the shift just said: reverse, neutral, high and B O u #
low. To start the engine I had to press the brake B o n Lu iz # 3 0
pedal and turn the key. And yes, there was
sufficient fuel and no, there was no spare tire.
I placed my motorcycle helmet, my gloves
and my back pack next to me, I put on the
safety belt, adjusted the mirrors and I started
the engine. Nice single cylinder, four-stroke
sound. Gearshift in "high," foot from brake
pedal. Of we go! Prrrr! The sound of an
open engine in an open vehicle. No windshield
in the front and the wind around my head. The
first comer! Braking is not really necessary.
Closing the throttle and choking the engine
also works as a brake. The vehicle is lowering
speed and cornering goes by easily. I add some
extra fuel and more speed is the result. The first
roundabout. Successful! Then the main road.
Slowly I warm up the engine and I drive the
vehicle almost full speed. Some 60 kilometers
an hour are fine with me. Some slow and lean
comers. The control over the vehicle remains
and I feel pretty safe. I am not wearing my
helmet or my gloves but I am held by the
safety belt and the vehicle has a roll cage on
which a fiberglass roof is mounted to protect
me against the sun.
The gravity point of this vehicle is low and
quick covering activities are possible. Then I
drive to the nearest gas station to buy some fuel
and to add some air in the tires. The quad feels
a bit stiffer now because of the extra air. On the con is found right onuments in Rin-
tarmac the road holding is all right. On the con is found right on the road to
unpaved roads this vehicle appears to be a real the Washington-Slagbaai National Park.
bone shaker. So this quad creates its own speed As you come off the main road into Rin-
limit in rough terrain. I drive the thing in the con take the route that keeps the Catholic
direction of Republiek and I climb the hill. Church to your left. This monument, a
Speed is all right. The motorcar is not disturb- boulder on a pedestal, stands in the center
ing the other traffic. Then I bounce around over of a raised up circle. Don't blink, or you
the unpaved roads on top of the hill. The en- will drive right past it.
gine is stronger than I thought. Steering is a bit It mentions the first people who came
brisk, very direct, no power steering needed. here from Europe who gave Rincon its
The faster you drive the less comfort you get. name which means "comer." Rincon is
Cruising at a low speed is fine. A low speed the oldest village in the Netherlands Antil-
enables me to look in every garden for new les. It's the cradle of Bonairean culture
vehicles to write about too! and remains so today. On the Queens offi-
Then I park the car very near the northern cial birthday, April 30th, Rincon Day, the
ridge of Santa Barbara/Republiek. The view is
spectacular: the mountains of Sem Larg, Sem village is closed to traffic, and visitors
spectacular: the mountains of Seru Largu, Seru
come from all over the Caribbean to eat,
Grandi and Wamari, the flatlands and the wet-
lands of the south, the mountains of salt, Kral- dance, drink and enjoy Bonaire's true col-

endijk, the island of Klein Bonaire. The sun is
shining. There are some clouds and there is a
lot of wind blowing. Then I concentrate on the
This is a CF-Moto. Registered: 6165-B. The
engine size is 500cc. Four stroke, four valves,
overhead camshaft, starter motor. The engine is
connected to the wheels by a CVT (continue
variable transmission designed by the Dutch
inventor and car producer, Hub van Doome
(DAF)/jb). The engine, transmission, wheels
and body are bolted on a frame structure made
of welded pipes. Wheel suspension is inde-
pendent. The wheels are made of light alloy.
There are two shaft drives, two hydraulic disk
brakes in the front and one in the rear. There is
an electrical winch with remote control
mounted and it is possible to attach a hitch ball.
This side-by-side model can transport two
persons. There are two independent seats and
safety belts. In the rear there is a huge container
which can carry up to 150 kilograms of stuff. It
is possible to tilt the container. The vehicle is
equipped with front and rear lights and with
flasher units. Quite complete!
The sunset will be soon. I have to return to
base. I bounce down the unpaved roads. This is
a very handy vehicle with a very high fun fac-
tor. It is very good for cruising a part of the
island for a day. The vehicle is popular for
tourists and the quad can be very useful for
owners of a farm or a huge and rough terrain.
This four-wheel drive quad can cope with mud,
snow and water. You cannot compare it with a
two-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive car. You
cannot compare it with an off-road motorcycle.

There is a plaque showing a date com-
memorating the establishment of this vil-
lage centuries ago by Europeans.

Q.)Where did these first set-
tlers come from? In what year?
Answer on page 17

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This side-by-side quad is something com-
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for the experience, Jack! U Story &photo
by J@n Brouwer

*QuotefJom Monty Python's Fi Circus,
borrowed fom the newsread-
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casting Corporation."

Page 9

Jazz Weekend

Coming Up

T he 2010 Bonaire Heineken Jazz Fes-
tival will offer the most jazz talent
ever to be assembled on Bonaire, headlin-
ing Cuban born world famous jazz trum-
peter, Arturo Sandoval. Sandoval is one
of the most dynamic and vivacious live
performers of our time with five Grammy
Awards, six Billboard Awards and an
Emmy Award. He was awarded the Emmy
for composing the music for the HBO
movie based on his own life, "For Love or
Country" with Andy Garcia playing the role
of Arturo Sandoval. His list of accomplish-
ments would fill this page.

Another headliner joining Sandoval for
the 2010 Bonaire Jazz Festival will be Bra-
zilian Manny Moreira on jazz guitar,
who now lives and works in New York
The opening concert for the 6th Annual
Bonaire Jazz Festival will be at Fort Oranje
on May 27 with an evening of Jazz and
Poetry. Then, on May 28 and 29 the two
main concerts take place at the Tipsy Sea-
gull at Plaza Resort. Sandoval will appear
during the Saturday night concert.
A popular group of five jazz artists from
the Netherlands will be part of the 2010
Festival performance on Friday night, 28
May, at the Plaza Resort Tipsy Seagull.
Singer Joke Bruijs and drummer-
vibraphonist Frits Landesbergen, will
perform along with saxophonist Tom Beek,
Edwin Corzilius on bass guitar and Jean
Louis van Dam on piano.
On Thursday's opening night at Fort
Oranje, Henk van Twillert and Tjako van
Schie, leading European baritone saxo-
phone and piano masters will kick off the
2010 Festival with a 'Jazz and Poetry'
evening. Curagao poetry competition win-
ner, Bonaire's Junela Nicolaas, 17, will
present her works along with the intera-
tional list of poets and musicians.
All the concerts will be complemented
by Bonaire's best local musicians: BEKU
with Gaby Mercera and Ralph Moogie
Stewart, Merietza Haakmat and Band,
the Silver Bullet Steelband and Kaiia
Brabu. The dance presentation of the
New Generation Dancers is something
new for the jazz festival.
A complete schedule of performances
appears in the "Happenings" section on
page 12 of this issue. Press releases/G.D.

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CrouC Gou They struggled to qualify and have looked
England Germany under par but take them lightly at your
peril! Watch out for Lionel Messi, consid-
USA Australia ered by most to be the best player on the
planet. My money would be on South
Algeria Serbia Korea to take second spot.
Group 'C' and of course, England.
Slovenia Ghana This year is seen by many as their best
chance to bring the title home. Wayne
ve thought? Four Rooney is on fire and there are goals com-
assed since I last put ing from all over the pitch. They will top
reporter Back then, I this group. The USA have been going from
a on beautiful Bon- strength to strength. Watch out for Landon
TV screen in City Donovan who plays his best football when
st game of World Cup wearing his national shirt. They are my tip
may still be on Bon- to join England through to the next round.
for now) in the UK. Finally group 'D'. D is for Deutschland,
I hope that you will the definite victors of this group. The Ger-
rter over the next few man team must have been delighted with
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2010 Windsurf World Cup
Podersdorf, Austria

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Guess which airline Taty, Kiri and Tonky fly?

Once again the Austrian lake named
Nuesiedler hosted the first freestyle
event of the 2010 PWA World Tour. To-
gether with clothing sponsor and film crew
from Kamoana I drove from Munich, Ger-
many, to Austria. The morning after I
hooked up with local boys, Tonky and Taty
Frans and Kiri Thod6, to spend the after-
noon chatting. No sign of wind but sweet
spring temperatures with a bright sunshine.
Day 1
A relaxed day at the Lake with thousands
of spectators who came to watch the pros in
As usual the event site was packed with
lots of activities. Several brands were on
site with the latest equipment ready for any-
one to try out windsurfing on the fresh gear.
The first day was spen in a relaxing mode
after the 46 riders were registered. Later that
night the opening ceremony took place.

Day 2, 3, 4 and 5
No competition
On Day 2 we saw two super sessions with
seven selected riders. Among them we had
Bonaire bros, Tonky and Taty, who were
dragged by a boat towards a ramp and who
pulled off some radical moves in No Wind
At All.
Tonky wowed the crowds with a perfect
landing forward loop right in front of the
media who were sitting in a boat near the
end point of the ramp. Taty dominated the
super session with a nice air flaka off the
ramp. Other riders did loops while some
could not even manage to do tricks at all.
On the next day the wind was again too
light for an official competition to take
The super session continued, this time a
jet ski towing the riders at full speed.
On Day 4 the skippers' meeting was held
at 5 in the morning when winds blew for a
short period of time. But the head judge had
to send all competitors straight back to bed.
I could sleep the whole morning as I was
attending this event only for my music ac-
This year I released six new tracks that
are now available on
www.rubenpetrisie.com, my new website as
free downloads. I had my film crew with
me and they will prepare some video clips

in the next coming weeks.

Day 6-
A victorious day for Taty Frans
On the last day, the skippers' meeting was
held at 6 am. The winds were still light but
just enough for the riders to grab their big-
gest gear and pull out some tricks.
All three Bonaire sailors managed to pass
through most of their heats.. until they were
all placed in the same heats. We had Kiri vs.
Dutch sailor Marten van Ohtend. It was a
pure radical freestyle action show down
with the crowds gathering by the seconds at
such an early morning competition.
Tonky was eliminated by his brother on
5th position and, well, Kiri was just too good
in these conditions against his Dutch oppo-
Taty made his way to the final, eliminat-
ing his cousin Kiri.
I watched that heat and thought Kiri got
this one on a close decision, however, the
end results were different. Kiri took a 4th
position in this first PWA event. The final
heat was between two friends who trained
in the same spot this winter- Taty vs. Steven
- two radical sailors who nailed down a
freestyle extravaganza filled with technical
tricks and combos. But it was our Bonaire
Boy, Taty Frans, who stood out and won the
First Place in the 2010 PWA world tour. U
Special to The Reporter by Ruben Petrisie

day after-
Meijer left
KLM via
Holland to
go to South
Korea to
represent Bonaire in the World Slalom
Championship of the Professional Wind-
surfers Association.
Monique has lived more than three years
in Bonaire and was a teacher at SGB She
began practicing the sport of windsurfing
and her level rose rapidly. She is ranked #11
in the world. U

The Reporter will continue with special
stories prepared by Ruben Petrisie that
provide an inside look at Bonaire's wind-
surfing pros around the world.
Follow Ruben yourself via www.
rubenpetrisie.com, www.myspace.com/
rubenbang or hiip I. !iil'i! i/
rubenpetrisie. You can Skype at: blackfish5
U Ruben Petrisie
Ruben Petrisie is a wind-
surfing professional, Bon-
aire Reporter stringer and
amateur rapper from Bon-
aire who has been on the
circuit for several years.

another young World Champion Bon-
aire Windsurfer is Amado Vrieswijk
(above left). Amado took first place in the
under 15 class of the Junior Youth and Sla-
lom World Championship in France. Prior
to that in early April, from April 1-6, he
gained first place in his class in the Curagao
Challenge. Bonaire surfers dominated that
event. Keep an eye on some of the younger,
up-and-coming Bonaire riders who will be
making their own headlines soon.
Results of the Curagao event:
Sports Class
2. Hendryck Balentien (Bonaire)
Under 18
1. Amado Vrieswijk (Bonaire)

3. Dylan Robles (Bonaire)
Under 14
1. Jurgen Saragoza (Bonaire)
1. Monique Meijer (Bonaire)

Results Freestyle Competition
1. Bjom Saragoza (Bonaire)
2. Hendryck Balentien (Bonaire)
3. Youp Schmit (Bonaire)
Under 18
1. Youp Schmit (Bonaire)
3. Amado Vrieswijk (Bonaire)E
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Park Tours $21 (includes tax). Dis-
counts for residents and local people.
Tel. 717-8489, 540-9800.
Parke Publico children's play-
ground open every day into the cooler
evening hours.
Rincon Marsh--6 am-2 pm.
Enjoy a Bonairean breakfast while you
shop, fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts,
local sweets, snacks, arts, handicrafts,
candles, incense, drinks, music. Big
March first Saturday of the month-
www.infobonaire. com/rincon.
Wine Tasting at Antillean Wine
Company's warehouse on Kaya Indus-
tria, second Saturday of the month, 7-
9 pm. Snacks and tasting of six wines
for $10 (NAf17,50) per person. Tel. 560
Soldachi Tours-See the real
Bonaire and be transported back in
time. Learn about the history, culture
and nature by Bonaireans from Rincon.
Call Maria Koeks for more informa-
* Soldachi Tours of Rincon, the
heart of Bonaire, 9 am-noon. $20-Call
Maria, 717-6435-best island tour value
* Meet the Captain Night at Cap-
tain Don's Habitat Bar- Get up close
and personal with Bonaire's dive pio-
neer. The Captain's will autograph your
copy of his newest book Reef Windows.

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

Sunday- Creature Feature- John and
Suzie Wall of Buddy's Digital photo
center present a multimedia slide presen-
tation about Buddy's House Reef pool
bar Buddy Dive, 6:30-7 pm, 717-5080
Monday-Dee Scarr's Touch the Sea
Slide Presentation, Capt. Don's Habi-
tat, 8:30 pm. 717-8529
Tuesday-- Bonaire Land and Ocean
presentation by Fish-Eye Photo staff,
7pm on the big screen inside the Sunset
Bar and Grill at Den Laman Condos.
Wednesday Sea Turtle Conservation
Bonaire (STCB) presents an informa-
tive slide show: Sea Turtles ofBon-
aire, at 7pm, every 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at Bruce Bowker's Carib
Inn (717-8819)

Kas Krioyo 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

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from "The King's Storehouse." Learn about
Bonaire's culture. Visit homes from the 17th
century. Daily. Call 7174060/ 790-2018
Bonaire Museum on Kaya J. v.d. Ree, be-
hind the Catholic Church in town. Open
weekdays from 8 am-noon, 1:30-5 pm. Tel.
Washington-Slagbaai National Park,
Museum and Visitors' Center. Open
daily 8 am-5 pm. Closed on December
25th. and January 1st. Call 788 9015
or 796 -5681
AA meetings -every Wednesday at
7pm. Phone: 786-4651 or 786-7971
Al-Anon meetings every Monday
evening at 7 pm. Call 790-7272
Bridge Club Wednesdays, 7:15
pm- All levels, NAf2,50, call Renata
at 796-5591 to find out the evening's
Darts Club plays every other Sunday
at City Cafe. Registration at 4, games at
5. Tel. 717-2950, 560-7539.
The Hash House Harriers running
and walking club meets every second
Wednesday for a one hour walk
throughout Bonaire. The location
changes each week. The contact number
is 700-4361

JCI First Wednesday of the Month-
Junior Chamber International Bonaire
(JCI Bonaire, formerly known as Bon-
aire Jaycees) meets at the ABVO build-
ing, Kaminda Jato Baco 36 from 7:30 to
9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. Contact:
Renata Domacass6 516-4252.

Kiwanis Club meets at APNA Plaza,
Kaya International, every other Tues-
day, 7 pm. Tel. 717-5595, Jeannette
Lions Club meets every 2"d and 4"
Thursday of the month at 8 pm at Kaya
Sabana #1. All Lions welcome. For
more information call 510-0710.

Rotary lunch meetings Wednesdays, 12
noon-2 pm Divi Flamingo Beach Re-
sort upstairs in Peter Hughes meeting
room above the dive shop. All Rotarians
welcome. Tel. 717-2066

Toastmasters Club meets every two
weeks. For more information call Cru-
sita de Palm at 786-3827 or Lucia Marti-
nez Beck, at 786-2953.


Protestant Congregation of Bonaire:

Kralendijk, Wilhelminaplein. In Papia-
mentu, Dutch, English, Sundays, 10 am.
Rincon, Kaya C.D. Crestian, in Papia-
mentu, Sundays, 8:30 am.
Children's club, Saturdays, 5 pm, in
Sunday School, Sundays, 4 pm, in Rin-
con. Bible Study and Prayer meetings,
Thursday, at 8 pm, Kralendijk.
New Apostolic Church: Centro di
Bario Nord Salifia, Sundays, 10 am.
Services in Dutch. 700-0379.
International Bible Church of Bon-
aire, at SGB High School auditorium
(Kaya Frater Odulfinus, off Kaya
Korona.) Sunday services in English at
9 am; Sunday evening prayer meeting at
Por's home, 7 pm. Friday, 6 to 8 pm,
Light & Life Club, children 5 to 12
yrs. Tel. 717-8332.
Catholic: San Bernardus in Kralendijk
- Services, Sunday at 8 am and 7 pm in
Papiamentu, 717-8304.
Our Lady of Coromoto in Antriol, Sat-
urday at 6 pm in English. Mass in Papia-
mentu on Sunday at 9 am and 6 pm. 717
Assembly of God (Asemblea di Dios):
Kaya Triton (Den Cheffi). In English,
Dutch & Papiamentu on Sunday at 10
am. Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 7:30
pm. 717-2194
Ministerio di Kristu Hesus Services
Sunday mornings at 10 am at Jong Bonaire
Youth Center in English, Dutch and Papia-
mentu. Preaching the full gospel. Contact:

Prayer and Intercession Church, in
English. A full Gospel Church located
temporarily at Kaya Alexandrit # 20,
Santa Barbara, Republiek. Services are
held on Sunday mornings from 10am
until 11:30am. Bible studies in English
are on Monday nights from 7 to 8 pm.
Contact: 717-3322

The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints: Kaya Sabana #26, Sun-
days: 9 am Sacrament Ser-
vices (Translation to English and
Papiamentu upon request) 10:20 Sun-
day School, 11:15 RS/YM/YW/PH
Primary held from 10:20-12 noon Visi-
tors welcome: Call 701-9522 for Infor-

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Make it more livable
from the start.

Also interior or exterior design advice,
clearings, blessings, energy, healing,
China-trained. Experienced. Inexpensive.
Call Donna at 795-9332.

Cleaning Services
( a Apartments, Hotels,
Houses, Offices & More.
Efficient Work,
--' Good References.
Tel. 786-0019

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 Quality House
and Office Cleaning
Serving Bonaire for more
than 15 years
Honest, Reliable, Efficient,
Thorough, Low rates, Ref-
erences. One time or many
Phone 785-9041 ... and relax.

Starting from NAf6,50 per meal.
Call CHINA NOBO 717-8981.
Web site:

Nice woman, Jean, is
looking for work to iron
Tel. 700-3829.

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Hatha Yoga
at Bonaire Basics
Thursday 6 till 7 pm
p Fridays 8 till 9 am
Call 786 3341
or private yoga classes
786 6416

Property Services Bonaire B.V.

Taking care of your properties
(while you are off island). Email for
information and prices: propertvser-

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

room and a Loft for a second bed-
room or else, 1 Bathroom, Full Airco,
Furnished, Waterfront on a third floor.
Great views, very quiet. $850.00 Per
Month. Call 700-1052

Studio apartment for rent
Nikiboko, no pets, excl. utilities-
Call 795-3456

For Rent: Pretty and secure fur-
nished studio Apartment in garden
setting. Cable TV and water in-
cluded. NAf 650/mo. 717-2736.

For rent cozy house in the kunuku,
safe! View on Seru Largu & Seru
Grandi. Two bedrooms, bathroom,
small size living with kitchen and
porch Downstairs large covered space.
Electricity is included (sun panels with
wind charger) Rent NAf 800,- per
month Two months deposit Tel: 717-

room and a Loft for a second bed-
room or else, 1 Bathroom, Full Airco,
Furnished, Waterfront on a third floor.
Great views, very quiet. $850.00 Per
Month. Call 700-1052

Apartment For Rent Available Im-
mediately Downtown Area (behind
Church of Playa): Kaya Madrid 8-A
One bedroom, Living room, bath-
room, Porch, Dining room, Garden,
Kitchen NAf 1075 p/m includes: Gar-
den Maintenance Ix p/m, Excludes:
Water & Electricity. Call 795-2022

FREE 24 moving boxes; heavy duty
18x15x14 size. Plus 20 mirror/picture
pack boxes -- FREE. Call 717 7278
to arrange for pick up.

For sale: Anton Heyboer painting -
'Boat' in yellow and black.
Size 1.22 x 0.93 meters. NAf 2.500.-
Phone 786-3117.

Antiques For Sale 795-9760

2 drawer file cabinet. Call 788-7919

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Bonaire Reporter- May 21- June 4, 2010

Valarie Stimpson and the Winning Team

T he Bonaire Aquatics Club, Barracudas,
won 24 medals in the 11th Dutch Carib-
bean Invitational Speed Swim Competition in the
50-meter SDK pool in Curacao, April 29 to May
2. Bonaire sent seven competitors, coach Patrick
Emer and delegate Elisabeth Vos. There were
222 participants from Aruba, Barbados, Curacao
and Bonaire.
In Bonaire the children train in the sea, not a
pool, and during the competition they had to use
part of the warm up time to practice starts and
turns for instance. Distances were 100, 200, 400
and 800 meters. They won 4 gold, 13 silver, and
7 bronze. Special congratulations to Vera Gaz-

16 Flights a day
Bonaire and
Curagao DIV

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24 hours a day
(5999 839-1515)


zouli (2nd ), Ryda-Luz Emer (3rd ), Tirzah Rich-
ards(3rd ) and Jean-Marie Emer (3rd)
The next competition will be in Barbados
from May 21 to 24. The Bonaire Barracudas
will compete with six swimmers, including Sam-
son Evertsz who qualified for the CISC in Cuba
in July and who will use the competition in Bar-
bados to gain more experience. The next swim-
ming event will be in Bonaire, the 3rd Budget
Marine/Bonaire Barracudas Open Water
Swim Competition on June 13 in the sea in
front of Kas di Regatta. There will be music,
food and many activities. More information: 786
-3451, 700-8282, 700-0845. U Press release

Or (5999

KRALENDIJK-Sun Rise/Set, Moon phase and Tides
Winds and weather can l -" .. the local tide's height and time

Day High Low High Low High Sunrise Sunset
1:33 AM / 6:41 AM / 2:14 PM / 9:05 PM /
Fri 21 0.43 m 0.48 m 0.28 m 0.48 m 6:07 AM 6:51 PM
3:47 AM / 7:48 AM / 2:16 PM / 9:28 PM /
Sat 22 0.39 m 0.43 m 0.30 m 0.53 m 6:07 AM 6:52 PM
5:10 AM / 8:59 AM / 2:07 PM / 10:00
Sun 23 0.34 m 0.38 m 0.31m PM / 0.58 m 6:07 AM 6:52 PM
6:20 AM / 10:16 1:52 PM / 10:35
Mon 24 0.30 m AM / 0.34 m 0.31 m PM / 0.61 m 6:07 AM 6:52 PM
7:24 AM / 11:50 1:27PM / 11:13
Tue 25 0.26 m AM / 0.31m 0.31m PM /0.63 m 6:07 AM 6:52 PM
8:24 AM / 11:53
Wed 26 0.24 m PM / 0.64 m 6:07 AM 6:53 PM

Thu 27 9:20 AM / Full Moon 6:07 AM 6:53 PM
12:34 10:15
Fri 28 AM /0.64m AM / 0.21m 6:07 AM 6:53 PM
1:16 AM / 11:06
Sat 29 0.62 m AM / 0.21 m 6:07 AM 6:54 PM
1:59 AM / 11:52
Sun 30 0.61m AM / 0.22 m 6:07 AM 6:54 PM
2:43 AM / 12:33
Mon 31 0.58 m PM / 0.23 m 6:07 AM 6:54 PM
Day High Low High Low High Sunrise Sunset
3:27 AM / 1:07 PM /
Tue 1 0.56 m 0.24 m 6:07 AM 6:55 PM
4:13 AM / 1:35 PM /
Wed 2 0.53 m 0.26 m 6:07 AM 6:55 PM
5:02 AM / 1:54 PM / 11:27
Thu 3 0.49 m 0.28 m PM / 0.45 m 6:07 AM 6:55 PM
2:35 AM / 5:55 AM / 2:01 PM / 9:07 PM /
Fri 4 L Quarter 0.44 m 0.45 m 0.30 m 0.46 m 6:07 AM 6:55 PM
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Divi Divi Air. Bonaire's "on time airline" with 16
flights a day between Bonaire and Curaqao. Your first
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The Bonaire Aero Club invites you to see Bonaire
from the air. Take a one-hour flight with up to three
persons. Ideal for photography or environmental study
or see your house.

City Shop, the mega store, has the island's widest
selection of large and small home appliances, furniture,
TV, computers, cell phones and more. F service and in-
store financing too.

Hair Affair. Expert hair cutting, styling, facials and
facial waxing.

De Freewieler sells bikes and all kinds of bike acces-
sories. They do professional repairs on almost anything
on two wheels. Have your keys made here too.

Reef Windows is Captain Don's latest book and fea-
tures the true stories of the naming of many Bonaire
dive sites. A great souvenir as well.

All Denture Lab-for the best denture care by an ex-
perienced professional. Repairs while you wait. Next
to Botika Korona on Kaya J. G. Hernandez.

Bistro di Paris A real French restaurant with great
food, affordable prices and friendly Bonairean ambi-
Owned and operated by a French Chef
On Kaya Gob. Debrot / mile north of town
Pasa Bon Pizza is Bonaire's best. Freshly prepared
pizzas made with the finest ingredients. Salads, desserts.
Eat in or take away. Nice bar too. 780-1111 Call ahead to
eat-in or take out, Next to Bistro (above)
Lunchroom de Bonairiaan-Breakfast & lunch
prepared and served by Stichting Project students under
professional guidance. Monday-Friday, 9-2. Kaya Gob.
N..Debrot, opposite Divi Flamingo.

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.

ScubaVision Document your Bonaire vacation above
and below the water with a custom DVD by Bonaire's
top videographer, Hendrik Wuyts

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 chemi-
cals. Now in new expanded location off Kaya Industria.

Captain Don's Plants, Trees and More sells genuine
acclimated Bonaire plants. Take a 30-inute tour too.
Strong plants for strong Bonaire gardens.

Harmony House-The herb and mineral center. Help
your body heal itself.

Natural Way Health Store-The place where all the
hard to find natural and healthy products are. Upstairs
from Botika Bonaire, on Kaya Grandi.

Bonaire Second Home Care can handle all the needs
of second home owners on Bonaire including inspec-
tion, management and cleaning.

MIO offers by far the clearest, most reliable phone
signal on the island PLUS WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED
INTERNET almost everywhere on Bonaire.

Taste a Cactus when you try Cadushy of Bonaire
Liqueur. Available in many shops and markets it
makes the perfect souvenir of the island.

Professional Pest Control. Call Peter to get rid of all
those nasty pets like termites, fleas, ticks and ants that
want to invade your home. Call now and save your
investment in your home.

Paradise Photo in the Galeries Shopping Center
downtown offers fast, fine processing for prints, slides,
items and services. Full digital services.

Bonaire's creative video and still photographer
for the important events in your life. ScubaVision,
Kaya Grandi 6, see website scubavision.info or You-

Bonaire Sunshine Homes is the realtor with a local
touch. Ask them to show you the good value homes
they list. Call them if you are thinking of selling your

Caribbean Homes, "the Refreshing Realtor," spe-
cializing in luxury homes, condos, lots, rentals and
property management.

Sunbelt Realty offers full real estate, rental, and insur-
ance services. If you want a home or to invest in Bon-
aire, stop in and see them.

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

Best Buddies and Pearls-Stunning fresh water
pearl jewelry, fashion, gifts, t shirts. Wonderful ser-
vice, free gift wrap.

The Storehouse (Mangazina in Papiamentu) offers
Secure Storage For Vehicles, Household Items, Diving
And Sporting Gear, Business Files or Inventory.
Across from the northern hotel row.

Special Security Services will provide that extra
measure of protection when you need it. Always reli-

Rocargo Freight Air and sea shipments in/out of
Bonaire. Customs agents. Professional and efficient.
FedEx agent. What would we do without their su-
perb services?

Warehouse Supermarket on Kaya Industria-
Biggest air conditioned market with the, largest selec-
tion and lowest prices on the island.

Christie Dovale will personally take you on a fas-
cinating tour of the island. Contact her via her web-
site: IslandToursBonaire.com Phone 717-4435 or 795
-3456. You will remember it always.

Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika di
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Page 14

Do You Want To
Stop Parrots
Eating The Fruit
In Your Garden?

If you grow fruit on your land you
probably will have already seen,
heard, or even found parrots (Lora)
eating the fruit in your garden. Al-
though parrots like to eat fruit as part
of their diet, it is becoming a problem
for some people on Bonaire who are
unhappy about losing their fruit to the
birds. In response to the concerns
raised on this issue, a study is now
going to take place which will help
investigate the matter and try to find a
way of keeping Loras off the fruit.
Lora researcher, Danielle Parks, aged
22, from London in the UK, has joined
Sam Williams and Rhian Evans on the
Bonaire Lora Project to help resolve
the problem.
To make this work we now need
people with gardens containing fruit-
ing mango trees who are willing to
allow Danielle to put up parrot deter-
rents and take part in a survey to con-
tact us. If you have Loras in your gar-

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Their body is covered
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this, in combination
with the bluish-grey
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characteristic green
color. This mucus
helps protect them against diseases and

Morays have poor vision and no hear-
ing and rely on their well-developed
sense of smell (and instinct) when hunt-
ing. Green morays are sit-and-wait preda-
tors and are thought of as lazy hunters
since they mainly just stick their heads
out of their holes and eat fish that swim
by. Whether or not the eel is feeding, its
mouth is always opening and closing.
Although this behavior may appear
threatening, they are actually taking in
water to breathe. The opening and closing
action forces water through the moray's
gills (where oxygen is absorbed) and out
through vent-like openings at the back of
its head.
Attacks by morays are dangerous
(bacteria from bites can cause infections),
but rare. Most moray attacks occur acci-
dently when a swimmer/snorkeler/diver
puts her (his) hand near the opening of an
eel's hole or while hand-feeding eels.
This illustrates one of the fundamental

tenants of common sense: it is generally
not advisable to hand-feed wild animals
with big sharp teeth. L Lisa Faber

Faber is a Bachelor student at van
Hall Larenstein, Leeuwarden, University
of applied sciences in the Netherlands.
She is currently doing an internship at
CIEE Research Station Bonaire. Besides
science, she also enjoys running, biking,
swimming, snorkeling, diving and riding
her horse.

den and would like us to help
you keep them away from your
mango fruit by taking part in the
study, contact Danielle before
27th May using the telephone
number or email address below
so we can help. 0 Danielle

Tel: (+599) 795-0316
Email: dan-
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Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2)
Marijke Linthorst put it. The Senators didn't
even use the right to "remark" (aantekening),
except in the case of the BES Adaptation
Law, where the Christian Union (CU) and the
reformed SGP party commented because this
proposed law includes three amendments
regarding abortion, euthanasia and same-sex
However, the objections didn't keep the
First Chamber from unanimously approving
the legislation package for the islands.
VVD Senator Frank van Kappen said his
party wasn't "undividedly enthusiastic" about
the BES law package. He called it a
"dragging anchor" which would lead to the
ship breaking loose. Van Kappen asked
whether it would be an option for Saba and
St. Eustatius to join St. Maarten and for Bon-
aire to merge with Curagao or Aruba at a later
stage. Dutch caretaker State Secretary of
Kingdom Relations Ank Bijleveld-Schouten
told him it was.

0 With Bonaire getting closer to integra-
tion with Holland Dutch election develop-
ment are of greater interest to islanders.
According to pollster TNS Nipo the June 9
Dutch election is turning into a straightfor-
ward fight between right and left. The right
wing Liberal party VVD has edged ahead of
Labor Party PvdA in two opinion polls, the
first since 2001 in which the party has been in
the lead.
VVD leader Mark Rutte also edged ahead
of Labor's Job Cohen in the popularity stakes,
a De Hond poll shows.
The Christian Democrats, CDA, currently
the biggest party in parliament with 41 of the
150 seats, is now down to 26 in the De Hond
poll and 22 in TNS Nipo poll.
TNS Nipo sees Geert Wilder's anti-
immigration Freedom Party (PVV) adding
two seats to take 20. The party currently has
nine members in Parliament.

) Candi-
date for Cura- *
9ao's State
Secretary of
Justice, Dud-
ley Lucia,
presented a *
proposal for
a new flag for the Dutch Kingdom. Lucia
pointed out that the current Kingdom flag is
also the Netherlands' flag, and the Dutch Car-
ibbean islands are not represented in its de-
sign. He believes that a Kingdom flag is nec-
essary. He uses the example of the Dutch
baseball team that consists mainly of players
from Curagao and Aruba.
"They represent the Kingdom of the Nether-
lands abroad, but the flag that is used is the
Dutch one, also the current Kingdom flag,
which does not symbolize the Caribbean is-

) CIEE is in need of
BIG jars for storing lion
fish, which are brought in
daily by the volunteer lion
fish catchers. The fish are
now averaging over 20 cm
(8 in.) long. Glass or plas-
tic jars with a tight fit-
ting top is what they are
looking for.
Ask your friends or favor-
ite restaurant if you
can take their big jars and hand them in to
CIEE. They need many, many jars right now!
Your help in their quest for finding big jars is
greatly appreciated. If you know where to
find them, CIEE will go and pick them up.
Call 717-4140 or email info(2Acieebonaire.org

) On May 4th, a very well known
friend of Bonaire, Dave Katz, celebrated
his 60th birthday on Bonaire, as he has for
his last 10 birthdays. Since Dave broke his
leg last January while preparing his famous
delicious beef soup and is still recovering,
his friends arranged a very special transport
to his surprise birthday party held at La
Luna restaurant. See photo.
In May 2006, "'Uncle Dave" was named a
Bonaire Ambassador by TCB for his 20
years of loyalty to the island.
He's the guy who'll come to Bonaire with
200 kg of excess baggage and somehow
he'll get it on the KLM for next to nothing!
95% of it are things he brings for all his
friends on Bonaire: herring, salmon, aspara-
gus, drop, magazines, etc. If he could figure
out how to pack a car...he could probably
bring it in as excess baggage!
They say, 'Home is where the heart is."
For Dave, this is Bonaire. He loves the is-
land and the lifestyle, so much so that he got
his son to do an internship here so that he
could have yet another reason to visit more
often! That plan only worked for a year,
after which time his son returned to Holland
and he did the only thing left to do...he
bought a house!
Dave has introduced Bonaire to many of
his Dutch friends who in turn have adopted
Bonaire as their island retreat. Every year he
celebrates his birthday on Bonaire, and for
Uncle Dave it's the only reason to celebrate
his birthday. He is amongst his friends in
the place he considers his home.... Bonaire..
* Story & Photo by -Corine Gerharts

1 Jong
Bonaire will
host its sev-
enth fundrais-
ing Mini Fun
Triathlon on
Sunday the 6th
of June 2010,
beginning at 7
am at City
Cafe. The goal
of the event is
to have fun in a s
healthy way.
The triathlon
consists of
three different Jong Bonaire organizer
sports: swim- Paco Veeris doing all three
ming, biking events at once
and running.
Distances in
the fun category are Swimming: 850 m; Bik-
ing:11,6 km and Running: 5 km
Distances in the pro category are Swim-
ming: 1500 m; Biking: 23,2 km and Running:
10 km
Signup is on Saturday the 5th of June, from
6:30 until 8:30 pm at City Cafe. Receive an
information package and a t-shirt. You can
(Continued on page 1 7)

Page 16

SBody Talk


W wouldn't it be wonderful
to have a light some-I
where on our body that comes on
whenever we need water.
We all know water is impor-
tant, but very few people under-
stand the relationship between
water and blood pressure, or wa-
ter and energy, or water and kid-
ney function, or water and diges-
How often do we ignore the
body's signs for water? The dry
mouth, lack of concentration,
headaches and tiredness are all
some of the signs for more water.
Water is there to give dilution to
an internal electrical environment
that requires a certain operating
Not enough water could be

damaging to the body, but too much
water could be just as damaging, and
how do we know whether we are drink-
ing enough water? Well, as important as
water is, what is far more important is -
What is Your Body Doing With That
Do you have high blood pressure, but
you drink a lot of water? You probably
also have indigestion problems like acid
reflux, belching or tooting, and do not
urinate frequently.
Why? Firstly, high blood pressure is a
direct link to how well your kidneys are
working, as urine is a result of filtered
blood. When we see blood pressure
high, we know that the kidneys are not
cleansing the blood sufficiently.
So where is the water you drink going?
Instead of being distributed between the
kidneys and the bowel, most of the water
is going to the bowel. Let me give you
an example. Imagine yourself having a
"good" meal, rich in animal protein,
carbohydrates, vegetables, dessert and
alcohol. All this ends up in your stomach
where it is broken down by the acidic
stomach fluid (pH 3-4.5). This very
acidic product then leaves the stomach,
enters the duodenum where the bile (pH
of 8.5) "neutralizes" the acid, and on it
continues through the small intestines
and colon and exits.
If you are suffering with indigestion
problems, your bile pH is far too acidic,
hence not neutralizing the acid content
from the stomach! This acid product
then moves along the intestines burning
intestine walls as far as it goes, and the
water in your body is used to "put out
the fire!" Now the water is taken away

from the kidneys that should be filtering
the blood, and used in the bowel. Can
you imagine how hard your kidneys are
working with not sufficient water to help
Regular meals like this (or just plain
"bad" meals), and you are stuck in a
vicious circle and living on high blood
pressure medication for the rest of your
In the meantime, "sludge" from toxins
and cell waste is backing up in the kid-
neys, making them work even harder.
So, if you are "happy" taking your high
blood pressure medication, you'd better
start worrying about your poor kidneys.
Oh, I forgot, you also need to worry
about your cholesterol and a congested
lymphatic system as they are all con-
nected to your internal water distribu-
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Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 16)
sign up as a team in which each of the three members
participates in only one sport activity, or you can sub-
scribe as an individual participant, participating in all
three activities. The cost of team signup is NAf 55 and a
solo participant NAf 25. After the triathlon, every partici-
pant gets a meal and a drink from main sponsor City
You can also purchase your tickets at Jong Bonaire,
City Cafe and De Freewieler. All ticket income will be
used to continue the activities at Jong Bonaire for the
youngsters. For more information: Visit Jeugdhuis Jong
Bonaire, call 717-4303 or email

1 There will be a big
Bingo night to support
next year's Youth Karni- 12 18 41 47 61
val on June 5 at 8 pm at 7 26 39 54 70
the Klup Patriotiko. There ,
will be 10 games with big 4 27 49 63
prizes ranging from NAf 5 23 35 58 73
200 to NAf 1.000. The cost 3 30 32 52 75
is NAf 25.

) Free Diver Karol Meyer and her friend and in-
structor, Patrick Musimu, are here for the Buddy Dive
Free Diving Event 2010 from May 9 to June 5. Last year
Karol Meyer broke the South American record here, div-
ing to 93 meters without an oxygen tank. This year Karol
and Patrick are back to set a new record including the
world record called "Tandem No Limit Category." Dur-
ing their stay the couple will conduct different workshops
and presentations:
Wednesday, May 19 Educational Presentation, Pool
bar, Buddy Dive 6:15 pm
Friday May 28 Press Conference & Recognition
Happy Hour, Pool bar, 6 pm.
Sunday, May 30 Educational Presentation, Pool
bar, Buddy Dive, 6:15 pm.
May 30 June 1 Free Diving Clinic (for more info
please contact i. .' ".I i -r, i ,i.. iij Jdd i' d c.com)

)Looking for a superb, experienced yoga teacher?
Meet Desiree Seaver now teaching Hatha Yoga at
Bonaire Basics, Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm and Fridays
from 8 to 9 am. Bonaire Basics is in the red antique house
on Kaya Korona next to Firgos. Call her at 786-3341.
Desiree offers private classes in your home as well. Call

1 The Classical Music Board will present a very spe-
cial musical duo on May 22 at 8 pm in the Plaza Resort.
The duo of Henk van Twillert on baritone saxophone
and Tjako van Schie, piano, will bring to you a classical
repertoire: cello suites of Bach, songs of Faure and
Schuman and compositions of Hector Villa Lobos and
Samuel Barber. See the poster on page 18 for more de-
You can order tickets in advance at Addo's Books and
Toys, Plaza Resort and Flamingo Bookstore for NAf 35.-
Tickets at the performance hall are NAf 40.- Students
and children pay NAf 10 showing their ID.
For full details visit website:
www.classicalmusicbonaire.com. You can even order
your tickets on the website and listen to some of the
music you can expect to hear.

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Pet of th


Bonny Superdog

Please help keep this free sterilization project going. By bank transfer: Animal Shel-
ter Bonaire, RBTT 23.10.139 ("Bonny Superdog"). Americans may contribute via
Support Bonaire website (credit cards accepted). EStory & photo by Laura DeSalvo

"YV oris" may be a beagle look-alike
JLbut he's bigger and more impres-
sive than that. In fact he's considered an ex-
cellent watch dog and he should deter any-
one who shouldn't be in his yard. But with
his human friends Yoris is very mellow, shy
even, and he takes awhile to warm up to peo-
ple and other dogs. But when he does it
makes it all worth it. This handsome pup is
about a year and a half old; he's been steril-
ized, has had his shots, worming and tests
and is ready to go to an appreciative home.
The adoption fee at the Shelter for dogs is
NAf 105 and includes all this.
To meet Yoris and the other healthy and
social pets up for adoption visit the Bonaire
Animal Shelter on the Lagoen Road, open
Monday through Saturday, 9 to 1 and 3 to 5.
Tel. 717-4989.

Down with Jumping!
One of the biggest "Pet Peeves" of pet sit-
ting professional Jennifer Hansen is a dog
that jumps on her when she enters a client's
house. Instead of yelling "off!" or giving the
dog a swift knee to the chest, Jennifer
learned that simply turning her back to the
dog and totally ignoring it works best no
feedback is given whatsoever. Soon enough
the dog realizes jumping is a useless tactic
for attention and stops.


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Animal Shelter Book and Flea Market

Lagoen/Bonaire -
S n Saturday May
15th the volun-
teers of the Bonaire
Animal Shelter, on the
Lagoen Road/Kaminda
Lagoen, celebrated the
one-year anniversary of
the Bonny Superdog
free sterilization pro-
gram and organized
another Book and Flea
Market. Weather con-
ditions were perfect
and loads and loads of
books, clothing, furni-
ture and other stuff
were for sale for very
friendly prices. There
were also drinks and
home made local
snacks for sale. A cou-
ple of hundred people
visited the Shelter. The
atmosphere was very
cozy and relaxed. A
total of NAf 535,17
was collected and will Governor Thodd cuts the Bonny birthday cake as the
be applied to the Su- crowd looks on. Greta Kooistra photo
perdog program.
Last year some five
hundred dogs were sterilized. A special word of thanks to the 15 volunteers who con-
tributed to the success of this Book and Flea Market and to Martines Import for sup-
plying the tents that provided the so needed shade. 0 J@n Brower

Page 18


*to find it... just look up
See The Lord of
The Rings Almost
Then Watch His
Rings Grow

This is a wonder-
ful time to take a
look at Saturn, the Lord
of the Rings planet, be-
cause you'll not see the
rings this skinny again
until the year 2025. Plus
you'll be able to watch
them grow in the Sky
Park from now until Oc-
tober 2017 when they will
be at their fattest.

On any night during the
next couple of weeks just after sunset, face south where you will see two bright
lights. The slightly bluish one is Spica, the brightest star of Virgo the Virgin. And to
its right is pale yellowish, white ringed Saturn. It is the second largest planet because
it is only 75,000 miles wide compared to Jupiter's 88,000 mile width. But if we
cheat and count Saturn's rings it's actually twice as wide as Jupiter, 176,000 miles
wide. It enjoys another peculiar distinction because its density is actually less than
that of water, which means that if we could find a cosmic bathtub big enough, it
would float. And don't make me say it; it would undoubtedly leave rings around the
tub. If you do happen to have a small telescope yourself you can watch Saturn's rings
slowly grow for the next several years.
Right now Saturn's rings are the skinniest you will see them until March of 2025.
But in the meantime you can watch them grow until they are at their widest in 2017.
They're about 2 degrees open right now, as astronomers say. But they will slowly
keep opening, so much so that by the end of this year, they'll be 10 degrees open. And
this opening process will continue and is really fun to watch. But why do Saturn's
rings open and close you ask?
Well, it all has to do with the positions and orbits of Earth and Saturn. Now our
Earth is the third planet out from the Sun and Saturn is #6. According to Kepler's
third law of planetary motion, the closer a planet is to the Sun the faster it travels.
Our Earth makes one trip around the Sun, that is one orbit, once every 365 1/4 days.
Saturn, however, is so much farther away and moves so much slower that it takes it
29 1/2 Earth years to make one trip around the Sun.
Last September it was positioned so that we saw Saturn's rings edge on. And it
takes approximately 7 1/2 years from that time until we'll see Saturn's rings wide
open, which will occur in 2017. Then after 7 1/2 more years Earth will be in such a
position that we will see Saturn's rings edge on again. After which they will start to
open in the other direction for the next 7 1/2 years and will be wide open once again
in 2033. Then 7 1/2 years later we'll see them edge on once again
almost exactly the way we saw them last September. The entire
cycle takes about 29 1/2 years.
But remember that Saturn is not actually rocking back and forth.
It simply has to do with where we each are in our respective orbits.
So get outside just after sunset, face south and look for Saturn's
rings, which are currently very skinny. Start your ring opening
watch now! U Jack Horkheimer

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ARIES (March 21 April 21) If you are
announcing to the family, "we must cut
back, we are all being far too extravagant,"
do you actually believe what you are say-
ing? Use your clever business sense,
which is particularly in tune at the moment.
As May progresses you soon feel totally
optimistic again! 85% positive
TAURUS (April 22 May 20) Although
this is your birthday month don't allow any
worrying, uncertainty or delays to your
plans get the better of you. Mercury is in
your sign and will be a little difficult.
You'll be in a generous mood, beautifully
showing your warm feelings to those who
matter, and also getting some particularly
pleasant surprises on your own big day!
80% positive
GEMINI (May 21 June 20) You really
will be in the mood to let up for a while,
probably because of your partner's influ-
ence. He or she knows that you are proba-
bly far more tired than you realise and will
insist on some relaxation. Sit back, let oth-
ers take the strain, and enjoy yourself in a
pleasant, quiet way at least until the Sun
enters your sign on the 21st when you will
feel refreshed and more than ready to get up
and go as usual! 90% positive
CANCER (June 21- July 21) You'll be
feeling rather restless, maybe because you
know someone close to you needs help and
support, but you aren't in a position to do
anything about it Very young Cancerians
will fall passionately in love with some
totally unattainable celebrity all good fun,
but don't expect a heart warming response!
40% positive
LEO (July 22 August 22) To avoid
complications at work avoid pushing ahead
with new plans or developments and be
philosophical if you encounter delays to on-
going projects. Have fun and socialise ex-
pensively on the 17th 18th and expect to
fall into a lively, optimistic and enthusiastic
mood from the 21st. 35% positive
VIRGO (August 23 September 23)
You must avoid becoming tense or unduly
annoyed if your plans aren't progressing as
favourably as you'd like. And you must also
be careful to control a tendency to speak out
of turn and inadvertently put your foot in it
- what ever 'it' might be. 30% positive
LIBRA (September 23 October23)
You will be quite right to hesitate over a
possibly lucrative investment, but after the
middle of the month you should re-
consider, or take advice from someone with
specialist knowledge. Changing your mind

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could well be the right thing to do. You
should also bear in mind the fact that you
will need to control an enthusiastic ten-
dency to over-invest. 70% positive
SCORPIO (October 24 November 21)
This is a time of year when Scorpios have a
lot going for them as far as their important
relationship is concerned, so there is poten-
tial for you to have particularly rewarding
and enjoyable experiences. This year, how-
ever, you could suffer from minor misun-
derstandings because of a breakdown in
communication between you. Probably
awareness that this could happen is all
that's necessary to control any negativity.
50% positive
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 De-
cember 21) Far more of your time than
usual will be taken up with your work,
whatever you do. Be patient and do your
best to cope with any boredom because
other spheres of your life will really blos-
som your relationship seems more than
just fine, and due to Mars, studying and
sporting Sagittarians will suddenly zoom
forward and get praise from tutors and par-
ents. 85% positive
CAPRICORN (December 22 -January
19) Distractions will tempt you. You could,
for instance, find yourself at a special
screening of the latest movie when you
should be facing your computer screen.
Don't feel guilty. Just enjoy what's going to
go on. If there are important issues that you
simply cannot ignore (even for the odd af-
teroon), these will need to be resolved on
the 23rd when you will have to be very deci-
sive. 85% positive
AQUARIUS (January 20 February
18) A problem concerning your children or
parents will perplex you. If it's your chil-
dren who are involved, you will be wonder-
ing whether you should be considerably
stricter or maybe a little less strict.
Maybe you should just smile sweetly, say
yes to everything, and let things look after
themselves 40% positive
PISCES (February 19 March 20) Be
prepared for complications or confusions
concerning your computer. If it lets you
down, don't rush off and buy a new one -
yet! Even if you know a lot about the com-
plicated workings of these machines, get an
expert's opinion, which will probably mean
just a worthwhile repair. The second half of
May is likely to be more eventful and en-
joyable than the first two weeks. 40%


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