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f n fning after much debate with a 17 The Dutch Ministry of
-4 vote margin. This was a step Housing, Spatial Plan-
Friday, necessary to formalize the crea- ning and the Environ-
thel3th, tion of new countries St. Maarten ment (Ministerie van
Bonaire's and Curaqao, allow the BES is- Volkshuisvesting, Ruim-
planned lands Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and telijke Ordening en Mi- 0
referen- Saba, to become part of Holland lieubeheer- VROM)
dum was postponed until fur- and dismantle the existing Neth- signed an agreement
their notice. The Island Council erlands Antilles on October 10. with the Bonaire Execu-
adopted an amendment stating a A two-thirds majority was tive Council to provide a '
referendum would be held "on a needed for approval. The mem- temporary waste water '
date to be determined later per bers of Parliament from DP- purification system.
Island Ordinance." Statia, the Democratic Party of The waste waters from
The action effectively cancelled Bonaire, and the two members the hotels in the coastal area will be removed by vacuum tankers.
the Island Government's attempt of the Curaqao "Pueblo Sober- Treatment will consist of aerating, silt removal and lowering the
to test the mood of the people ano" Party voted against the level of nitrogen. The treated water will be reused for the cultiva-
prior to the integration of the charter change. tion of fast-growing feed crops for goats.
island with Holland on Octo- The temporary waste water treatment will be financed by Dutch
berl0, 2010. The referendum's WILLEMSTAD Keep Ministries. The installation will become island property and will
outcome in any case would not your gas tank topped up. A be managed by WEB, according to an RSC press release.
have affected the integration, shortage of fuel may be immi- The temporary waste water purification system is to bridge
The amendment was offered by nent for Curacao and Bonaire. the gap until the installation of a municipal sewage system in F
independent councilman An- Despite contractual obligations the coastal area and a permanent sewage water treatment
thony Nicolaas. Opposition from Venezuela towards Cura- plant. The capacity of this plant which will be financed by the
leader Ramonsito Booi asked for gao, the Isla refinery announced EU and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Man-
a vote but his four-person faction last Thursday that there was only agement (Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat V en W) will
got up and left without voting, 9500 cubic meters of fuel in be double that of the temporary installation.
leaving the amendment to be stock. No fuel has been produced Florida Aquastore & Utility Construction has been named to
accepted by the four Democratic in Curaqao since its refinery has direct construction of the temporary treatment plant.
party members and Nico- been closed because of technical More than three years ago environmentalists raised concerns
laas. One of the matters that problems. Curoil and the Board that effluent from shore-side homes, hotels, restaurants and F
came up during the meeting was of Governors are currently look- businesses was harming Bonaire's fringing reef by encourag-
that the cost of conducting the ing for solutions. According to ing algae production. Despite promises for fast action it has
referendum was estimated to be Curoil, the current stock is only taken until now just to get a contract.
NAf 500.000. The budget ap- sufficient for seven days. The new facility will be located on LVV (Agricultural Depart-
proved earlier was only NAJ However, it is possible to pur- ment) land and is to be operational next year. The Dutch Govern-
350.000. chase the fuel directly from ment hna hudatr ed 50 000 fnr the nrmiet in ?009 nn nn mm-


N Even though the Bonaire
Island Council seems to have
indefinitely postponed the
planned Bonaire referendum,
according to published reports,
the Referendum Commission
has not received instructions
from the Executive Council on
whether or not to continue
preparations for the referen-
dum. Constitutional Expert
Douwe Boersema was hired by
the Executive Council as a con-
sultant to chair the Commission.
His fee has been the subject of
discussion along with the cost of
conducting the referendum.

> WILLEMSTAD--The An-
tillean Parliament approved
the amendment to the King-
dom Charter last Friday eve-


PdVSA or elsewhere, but that
may result in a considerable in-
crease in the cost price because if
fuel must be purchased on a
short-term contract. In addi-
tion, the local economy could be
seriously destabilized if there is
no fuel available, because air-
craft cannot refuel and the power
plant cannot produce electricity.
The imminent shortage of fuel
locally is due to the Crude Dis-
tiller 3 (CD-3) unit not being
started up yet. The CD-3 pro-
duces products such as gasoline,
kerosene and diesel for the local
market.

) A decision on the BES Is-
lands tax laws is expected out of
Holland by September 13, said
Dutch State Secretary of the Inte-
rior and Kingdom Affairs Ank


pletion the facility will be the responsibility of the island govern-
ment.


Bijleveld-Schouten last week.

0 THE HAGUE--The
Dutch economy grew
strongly in the second quar-
ter of 2010, mainly through
increased exports. Annualized,
the increase was 2.1%, com-
pared with 0.6% in the previ-
ous quarter.

AMSTERDAM- Immi-
gration of Antilleans and
Arubans living in the Neth-
erlands and emigration of
people from the islands to
the European part of the
Kingdom were more or less
balanced in the first half of


2010, announced the Dutch
Central Bureau for Statistics
(CBS) last Tuesday.
In the first six months, 1,310
Antilleans came to the Nether-
lands while 1,127 people re-
turned to the islands, an immi-
gration surplus of 183 persons.
The CBS considers only im-
migrants who were born on the
islands and as such they are
not being blurred by migrating
Dutch Europeans or foreigners
who are moving via the Neth-
erlands Antilles and Aruba to
Europe and vice versa.
CBS doesn't specify the indi-
vidual islands, but the majority
(Continued on page 8)


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Table of Contents
This Week's Stories

Waste Water Treatment Plant 2
Power Plus For Bonaire -Operation
part 5) 3
Parrot watch- Loras Grow Up 6
Letters to the Editor-Power Plus, Sainja
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Nature Report 7
Tonky FransStichting Project Ambassa-
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Congratulations Daysi 1C
Three Generations of Pianists 1C
New Pelikaan School, New Kids 11
Welcome Back Nazario 11
Cruise Tourism Workshop 15
Wounded Warriors Visit 15
Honored- George Buckey, Jack Chalk 15
Dogs Banned From Beaches 17
Shelter Flea Market 18

Departments
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On The Island Since (Jan Jaap van A-
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POWElR PLUS FOR BONAIRE


At 9 am on Friday, August 20, the
new electrical power plant near
BOPEC began commercial operation. At
9:09 am power failed all over Bonaire.
"Embarrassing," said Hans Linkels, the
manager of Ecopower, the owner of the
power plant. "It happened because our
protection circuits are very sensitive and
the double power feed has not been
hooked up yet. But in a few months eve-
rything should be adjusted and this won't
happen." By 12:30 pm power was re-
stored to all Bonaire. It was the second
blackout in a little more than a week.
Think of what happened this way: If
you have a short in your TV, the TV fuse
should blow before your main house fuse.
And the TV's failure should never cause
your whole neighborhood to black out.
But the Ecopower power plant "fuses" are
so sensitive that when a truck hits a power
line or a high voltage cable short circuits,
the whole island goes out... not just the
neighborhood. Two experts from Holland
and Germany are here this week to correct


the problem.
At 11:09 am on Thursday, August
12, Bonaire was first supplied with elec-
tricity from the new EcoPower plant near
BOPEC. At that time a test of the new
facility was begun by WEB, Bonaire's
island-owned utility. WEB's Aggreko
generators at Hato and Trans World Radio
are silent.
The following Friday a strong thunder-
storm hit the island, the type which some-
times caused outages in the past, but the
power continued uninterrupted.
The first blackout was on Tuesday, Au-
gust 17, at 1:09. The problem was caused
by a truck hitting a high tension line on
Kaya Amsterdam. According to their
press release WEB personnel quickly dis-
covered the cause of the problem and be-
gan the steps needed to reconnect the
WEB grid to the Ecopower plant. By 5
pm power was restored to all areas of
Bonaire.
A high voltage cable short circuit near
Warehouse Bonaire the next Friday, Au-
gust 21,was the cause of the second out-
age. The SGB high school closed early
because the temperature in the school was
reportedly as high as 450C ( 113F) in
some classrooms.
Only the oil-fired power plant is provid-
ing power. Ecopower has not switched in
the wind turbines. This week an engineer
from the manufacturer of the turbines will
be on-hand for the phase in. Under normal
conditions wind is expected provide
around half of Bonaire's energy. Refer to
past Bonaire Reporter series, "Power Plus


for Bonaire" for details of the new sys-
tem.
The challenges of building a state-of-the
-art power plant cannot be overstated.
Consider Bonaire's hot, windy, salty air,
the long lead time and distance to get
equipment, basic logistics plus the fact
that the island has to import virtually all
the skilled people needed to do the techni-
cal jobs. The completed plant is highly
automated, normally requiring only two
operators per shift. The Ecopower staff
numbers 19 people including mainte-
nance, clerical and management people.
It should be worth it though. The combi-
nation of wind power, burning lower cost
fuel and an improved distribution system
is expected to result in lower electricity
rates for Bonaireans. The cost of electric-
ity to homes and businesses will be deter-
mined by WEB who is responsible for the
distribution of power and water to the
island.
WEB has also made improvements to
their "grid" which should also bolster


reliability of the electrical supply.
Now that the Ecopower plant is in com-
mercial operation it will be put up for
sale. As a result of the recent world fi-
nancial crisis, Ecopower's parent com-
pany, Ecocer, went bankrupt. But, under
the terms of the contract, the Rabobank of
the Netherlands guaranteed completion of
the power plant. The fiduciary trustee of
the bankruptcy proceedings decided not to
liquidate the Bonaire Ecopower project
but rather to see it to completion. The
property is much more marketable as an
operational plant. Several serious inquir-
ies have already been made for its pur-
chase. It would add to their prestige and
to their "bottom line" as well to own a
facility that can not only use biodiesel
fuel but sustainable wind power as well.
Congratulations to the Ecopower and
WEB staffs who are working towards
making better and cheaper power possible
for the people of Bonaire. Many of them
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[ hen I was six years
V old, my father who
was in the military was stationed
in Biak and so we moved from
Holland to this small volcanic
island near the northern coast of
Papua, Indonesia. At the time it
was under Dutch rule. In the
mornings I went to school. We
used to race off the mountain on
our bikes. And in the afternoons
my brothers and I went to the sea
or into the jungle. In 1963 the is-
land was transferred to the Repub-
lic of Indonesia and all the Dutch
had to leave. I was 10 when we
came back to Holland. It was fun,
but when winter came we didn't
like it that much anymore.
I always wanted to go back to
the tropics." He smiles. "It's that
nostalgic feeling that you have...
and... I am a freak when it comes
to plants and nature. I've always
been like that even when I was a
little boy. So, I studied tropical
agriculture in Deventer and in
Wageningen, Holland.
My career in Holland started
when I became the coordinator of
a children's farm and an environ-


mental center. Still, I couldn't get
the tropics out of my mind. In
1983 I made a trip through the
Caribbean where I visited some
agricultural projects on Jamaica
and I ended up on Bonaire. I lived
here for six months while I was
doing research for the LVV de-
partment testing the quality of the
water in the wells and dams. I was
living in Amboina and there was-
n't much choice when it came to
groceries. The only thing you
could buy was white cabbage and
sometimes a few tomatoes. The
island was empty and quiet. I
thought it was very small.
Before, I had lived two years in
Surinam, working with the ma-
roons in the inland and then with
an Indian tribe close to the Brazil-
ian border, a remote little village.
Over land and by the river it took
me 14 days to get there. And when
I finally arrived my four Indian
colleagues appeared to speak per-
fect Dutch! The official language
in Surinam is still Dutch.
From 1985 till 1992 I've worked
as a development-aid worker in
Nicaragua where we set up an


"In Holland farmers are state-subsidized to cre-
ate and manage wooded banks, puddles and
bushes, to attract and shelter all kinds of plants
and animals. It's a way to make the countryside
more attractive for people and animals. "


agricultural research station deep
in the jungle. The farmers would
come on horseback from all over
the region to our center where we
would give practical three-day
courses. I've taught local farmers
how to pass on the knowledge to
their colleagues. That's why the
name of the project was
'Campesino a campesino' ('From
farmer to farmer'). We would sit
under a big roof, with tables and
chairs during the daytime. At night
about 20 hammocks were hung
underneath the roof as the farmers
went to sleep.
Well, after being abroad for
over 10 years I wanted to know
what it would be like to work in
Holland, with Dutch farmers. I got
a great job as an advisor for agri-
cultural nature conservation and in
10 years I visited hundreds of
farms in Holland. I took my bicy-
cle on the train and went every-
where. In Holland it's so easy.
However, the farmers would laugh
when they saw me. They were
used to seeing an official in a
BMW! In Holland farmers are
state-subsidized to create and man-
age wooded banks, puddles and
bushes, to attract and shelter all
kinds of plants and animals. It's a
way to make the countryside more
attractive for people and animals.
Maybe..." He smiles and his eyes
light up "it would be a good idea
(Continued on page 5)


Bonaire Reporter- Aug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010,


Jan Jaap van Almenkerk


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On The island Since (Continued from page 4)
if the kunukeros here could get the same
subsidy. The abandoned kunukus could be
revitalized and reactivated and some parts
could be fenced in and planted with fruit
trees, wooded banks of Yatu (Kadushi cac-
tus) could be planted and the dams and
tankis restored, so that not only people, but
all kinds of animals could profit from the
environment. But... yeah, that's a subject
for the future..."
Jan Jaap is a boyish, mellow guy. He's
bright, he has seen the world, he is enthusi-
astic and motivated and he enjoys life. He's
also very energetic and a lot offun and at
the same time very basic. He and his part-
ner, Maaike Smal and their son Ingel make
a very beautiful family.
"I met Jan Jaap in 1999 at a dance party at
the COC in Deventer, Holland," Maaike
says. "I saw him immediately; he seemed
very interesting and sweet and I fell for him
instantly!" "The first time I saw Maaike
dancing," Jan Jaap says, "I knew she had
Creole blood!" "We've been together ever
since." Maaike smiles. "And in 2007 Jan
Jaap felt homesick for the tropics once
more. We went to Indonesia to visit Jan
Jaap's father who has been living there for
over 20 years, and we considered moving
there, but it did feel like a third world coun-
try with a very different culture. Then Jan
Jaap went to see his brother who lives in
South Africa. I didn't want to go with him
because I thought it wouldn't work out any-
way. But when he came back I had missed
him so terribly, so I told him, 'I'll go wher-
ever you want me to go!' By then he had
already discussed Bonaire with his brother."
"I came with my brother to Bonaire," Jan
Jaap says. "For my brother the island was a
bit too small, but for me it held a lot of
good memories and I thought 'this could be


it!' Two months later I came with Maaike."
"It was very exciting," Maaike laughs,
"because it was important that I would like
it. From the airport we drove to town. First
I saw the dry salinas with the dead and bro-
ken trees and I thought that was beautiful.
Then we passed by a sort of industrial area
and I felt, 'It's very small here!' But that
was only that day, because then we talked
to so many people to gather as much infor-
mation as possible and the days flew by in
no time. After a week I thought, 'I will
never know not even after a month I
have to live it!'
When I was very young my parents were
development-aid workers and I lived in
Nepal from when I was three months old
until I was three years old. My mother also
lived for a short time on Curagao and my
grandmother is from Surinam. So, my fam-
ily didn't think it was such a big deal for me
to move here. The most important thing was
and is that Jan Jaap and I get along real fine.
Well, when we arrived here, Ingel went to
elementary school for the first time. Jan
Jaap didn't have a job and neither did I! But
soon enough I got a job with a computer
firm and then Jan Jaap, Hans Faassen and I
founded the Kibrahacha Foundation."
"I was visiting Rocky Emers of LVV,"
Jan Jaap says, "and I met an American
who wanted to start a hydroponics farm on
Bonaire a special way to grow plants with
water, not earth. I did research and worked
for the Bon Bini Hydroponics farm for one
year, then the economic crisis struck and
the owners had to stop. However, they will
restart the project in 2011 and they've asked
me to manage it and I will. In the meantime
I'd started another research project with
DROB, LVV and the University of Wagen-
ingen, Holland, to analyze the dust problem
on Bonaire. The outcome was that we do


have dangerously high levels of dust. Even
questions were asked in Dutch parliament.
Hopefully sometime soon something will
be done about it. Another project we're
doing with Edshel Martha is to get SGB
youngsters involved in planting, culture and
nature. And I am also working as an advisor
for a temporary waste water treatment plant
which will be ready this coming February.
Next year we hope to run an educational
agricultural program with LVV and
FORMA for anybody who's interested in
working on the land. If they get their di-
ploma, they can get a lot of land to work
on." He grins. "There's so much work to do
that Maaike has become the office manager
of the Foundation. We wrote three projects,
which are in the pipeline now. One more
thing, the Tree Planting Festival will take


place November 21st. This year it's sup-
ported by STINAPA, Ban Boneiru Bek and
TCB and for this project we're going to
fence a piece of land in Washington Park,
so that goats cannot come there. Eventually
people will be able to compare and see the
impact goats have on the vegetation."
Maaike smiles. "After one year we were
going to evaluate whether we should stay
here, but that moment
passed by just like that.
We never thought
about it anymore. Now
we are going to buy a
lot of land and build
our house and plant
our fruit trees." MStory
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The Lora breeding season is almost
at an end as the chicks are now,
after 60 days of darkness in the nest, be-
ginning to fledge.
The last fortnight of field work has
revealed decreasing numbers of chicks
in nests, and more and more empty
nests. After 50 days in the nests keeping
warm and getting fatter by the day, the
chicks reach their "asymptotic weight."
This is the heaviest they will ever be,
around 320g. Once they are fully devel-
oped and sufficiently chubby, their par-
ents will stop feeding them. So, at 50
days old, the chicks begin to lose weight
and they will lose about one third of their
body weight before leaving the nest. Dur-
ing this time, they start to climb around
inside the nest, and if there's enough
room, start stretching and exercising their
wings. Some chicks are able to climb
into nooks and crannies inside the nests
where we researchers can't reach them,
making our life rather difficult.
As clever and confident as they may be
inside the nest, they find that the outside
world poses all kinds of new and daunt-
ing challenges for them. It's a terrifying
place for a newly fledged chick, despite
being guided and fed by their parents for
several months after fledging. Having
survived the risk of being poached
while still in the nest, fledging Lora
chicks are still vulnerable to this
threat. Fledglings are terrible flyers and
pretty clueless. They will perch low


down in trees, on
the ground and on
overhead wires,
and seem to be
oblivious to what
danger there may
be nearby.

known to knock
young Loras from
trees or from
wires when they
come to town in
search for food
with their parents,
as it is not diffi-
cult to identify
them. I have often
heard young Lo-
Rowan Martin -I,..I.. ras begging their
parents for food in
town, and parents will regurgitate food to
them.
The young birds are very playful and
socialise in groups and learn from each
other how to tackle new obstacles like
climbing trees and eating fruit. It seems
that some of the young birds have quite a
bit more blue on their faces than the older
birds, and they also have darker eyes as
opposed to the bright orange/yellow of
the adults.
Some fledglings from the nests that we
have been monitoring have rings on both
legs. The rings are coloured, unlike the
rings put on pet Loras. Fledglings from
previous years have been sighted social-
ising in areas close to the nest they came
from. Knowing the whereabouts of birds
of different ages is important for us so
that we have an idea of the population
structure and what Loras of different ages
get up to. This will help us to protect the
habitats important to Loras at different
stages of their lives to ensure a healthy
population for the future.
If you see any Loras with coloured
rings, don't forget to get in touch!
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CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES IN SALINA
VLIJT MUST BE STOPPED

Dear Editor:
Last Saturday, I passed along the Vlijt
Salina, located opposite the Harbor Vil-
lage Resort. I was surprised to see
about 20 flamingos in the shallow water
of this vast reservoir of rainwater. It re-
minded me of the thrilling story of Sipke
Stapert in a June issue of BR about the
ecological value of this unique area and
about the enormous damage caused by
the current development of it by Harbor
Village Resort which has started by
dumping large volumes of earth and rock
in the water of the salina. It is happening
because of a serious blunder of the gov-
ernment of Bonaire which, not realizing
the ecological importance of this salina,
did not declare it a protected area and
gave it to the developer in a long term
lease.

Wondering what data there was about the
Salina Vlijt I found in the June 2010
agreed Ruimtelijke Ordening Plan voor
Bonaire and particularly in the simultane-
ously released Strategic Milieu Beoor-
deling Strategic Environmental Evalua-




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tion of this plan, I left all my work in or-
der to study the 420 pages of these impor-
tant documents which will deterime the
future development of our island.

On page 49 of the mentioned plan, I
found that the existing water areas
(waterpartijen) salinas and other rain
water storage areas have an important
task of conservation, restoration and con-
trol of the natural and ecological values
of Bonaire. In the plan, Salina Vlijt is
called the area for storage of rain water,
located south of the Kaya Amsterdam.
In the color map, forming a part of the
plan and showing the future destination of
individual parts of the island, the
Salina Vlijt area is light blue which
means that it is one of the mentioned wa-
terpartijen. In Article 48 of the Strategic
Environmental Evaluation, with a head-
line "Water Salina", page 186, I found
the following (translated in English):

" In the areas, designated as Water Sa-
lina, only structures, being no buildings,
are allowed to be built for the benefit of
the control of these areas. For execution
of activities which could have conse-
quences for the water management and
the quality of the water a permission must
be given by the Bestuurscollege. The
Bestuurscollege may give this permission
only when the water storage task and the
ecologic values of the area will not be
affected."

It is evident that according to the men-
tioned documents, after they will be fi-
nally approved by the Bestuurscollege,
which is expected to happen soon (the
deadline for comments and objections to
the plan was August 8, 2010), the activi-
ties being currently executed in the Salina
Vlijt will become illegal and have to be
stopped unless permission to continue
these activities will be given by the Bes-
tuurscollege.
Jiri Lausman


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BONAIRE--
ccording to the recently released
2009 annual report from the Com-
mittee for Nature Policy the largest
threats to the quality of seawater around
Bonaire are from construction activities
along the coast, sewage water from septic
tanks (along with their nutrients and bacte-
ria), and the soil from erosion.
This Committee provided the Executive
Council (BC) with environmental advice
57 times in 2009. The Executive Council
heeded the advice in 54 instances.
It reported that the number of large reef
fish and lobster has decreased drastically
and that the first lionfish was seen
in the waters of Bonaire last year.
STINAPA has already caught more than
150 lionfish.
Over the past 10 years American scientist
Robert Steneck, together with Bonaire
National Marine Park, conducted various
studies into the health of the coral reef.
The report said the reef has deteriorated
considerably.
Scientists have advised to purify the water
from septic tanks as soon as possible be-
cause the wastewater along with the nutri-
ents and other environment-damaging sub-
stances increased the growth of seaweed in
the seawater.
The committee also suggested legalizing
the moratorium, in effect since the 90s, on
new diving companies.
The Committee for Nature Policy was set
up as a result of the Nature Policy Bonaire
Ordinance of October 2008. Its task is to
advise the Executive Council on the pro-
tection and conservation of nature on the
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commonly called sea beans. They are car-
ried from the continental rivers to the sea
and drift for months until they reach shores
like ours. These seeds are generally polished
and made into necklace ornaments. (WP
Armstrong)
They are part of the large legume family
(Fabaceae) which contains an enormous
amount of tropical vines, and some of the
most interesting belong to the genus Mu-
cuna. There are many species of Mucuna
throughout the tropical regions of the world.
Some of the most common are shown in the
photo:
E. Mucuna holtonii (cf. M. argyrophylla).
Sea bean with velvety pods native to Belize.
H. Mucuna rostrata. Sea bean from the
Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica.
I. Mucuna urens. Sea bean from Golfito,
Costa Rica. (cf. M. sloanei).
N. Mucuna sloanei. Drift seed from the
Caribbean.
Q. Mucuna gigantea Sea bean from Hawai-
ian Islands: Tan, unmottled bean from Maui.
S. Mucunafawcettii. Caribbean drift seed.
Hilum thicker than other Mucuna species.

Q) What is the local name for this seed,
and how were/are they used?

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Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2)
of persons moving are from Curaqao.
The 2008, 2009 and 2010 figures are
remarkably stable compared to the previ-
ous years. From 1995 to 2003 there was
an immigration surplus with large num-
bers of Curaqaoleans moving to the Neth-
erlands. The peak year was 2000 when
more than 10,000 persons left the islands.
Research has shown that Antilleans and
Arubans mostly move to the Netherlands
to study, or because they hope to find
suitable work.


Beginning this week, Insel Air pas-
sengers can check in online via www.flv
-inselair.com and offered a 10% dis-
count to University of the Netherlands
Antilles students. Insel air is the first
local airline company to offer this service
and benefit.
A passenger can check in online 24
hours before the desired flight, choose
his/her own seat, and print out and take
along the boarding pass. The new service
of online check-in is possible on all Insel
Air destinations (Aruba, Curaqao, Bon-
aire, St. Maarten, Paramaribo, Kingston,
Miami, Valencia and San Juan) with the
exception of Port-au-Prince, Sta. Do-
mingo and Las Piedras.
Passengers carrying only hand luggage
only need to arrive 60 minutes before
departure. Passengers with baggage could
check this in at the drop-off counter up to
120 minutes before departure but do not
have to stand in the check-in line.

0 Bonaire's Muslim community joined
the rest of the Arabic world in observing


the holy month of
Ramadan as of Wednes-
day, August 12. Ramadan
is marked by 30 days of
fasting and prayers to ask
Allah for forgiveness and
purity. Bonaire has a
sizeable Muslim commu-
nity that prays in the
mosque on Hanchi Anbo-
ina.


SThe US White House is preparing
measures that would expand opportu-
nities for Americans to travel to Cuba
and send money there, congressional
and Obama administration officials said
last week.
The measures would make it easier for
Americans to get US government licenses
for cultural, educational and sports ex-
changes, according to congressional aides
briefed on the new policy. They would
not end the longtime economic embargo
or the ban on US tourists visiting the is-
land. Caribbean tourism destinations
breathed easier.

N Correction: Despite what we pub-
lished last issue, the next time we get five
Sunday, Mondays and Tuesdays in Au-
gust will be August 2021. Thanks to
Genady Filkovsky for being the first to
point this out.

N Kriabon, Bonaire's farmers' coop-

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erative, has elected officers for the com-
ing year:
Sidney Manuel President
Walter de Palm Vice- President
Jasinto Frans Secretary/2ndTreasurer
Itcha Coffie Second Secretary
Willem Cecilia Treasurer
Supervisory Council:
Arlette Verbeek
Richinel Emerenciana
Marjan Swagerman
John Frans

SThe Bonaire Chamber of Commerce
(Kamara di Komersio Boneiru) has been
reorganized. A new board has been
named: Evert Piar, President; Benito
Dirksz, Secretary; Sherwin Pourier,
Treasurer; Martien van der Valk, Vice
President; Huub Groot, Second Secre-
tary .

) Start training now. For the 10t
time, Jeugdhuis Jong Bonaire is organiz-
ing its annual fund raising event Swim to
Klein Bonaire. This year it will take place
on Sunday, October 3, at the beginning of
Regatta.
Last year, almost 400 people swam
from the starting point at Eden Beach to
Klein Bonaire and part of them swam
back as well. Again a record-breaking
number of participants are expected. For
those who do not wish to swim back (and
for safety reasons) Jong Bonaire will pro-
vide boats to pick up people and return
them to Eden Beach.

)Congratulations to Special Security
Services which celebrates its 27th year
in business this month. This fine com-
pany, headed by Benito Dirksz, not only
protects its clients' homes and businesses
from break ins but even assists the police
often by apprehending criminals, before,
during and after a crime has been commit-
ted. The actions of the SSS staff is defi-
nitely beyond the call
of duty! 0


SSEBIKI, the
organization for
parent and childhood
education, will again
offer a pre-natal
course, beginning
September 1 to
October 7, every
Tuesday and Thursday
nights at the SEBIKI
center, Kaya Pedro P.
Sillie # 4, from 7-8:30
pm. Prospective
mothers who are 16
weeks or more
pregnant are invited to
join. The course will


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)The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will introduce
a fee for Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA) be-
ginning September 8. All foreigners travelling to the US must have
ESTA Authorization. The fee is comprised of two parts:
1 Processing Charge All applicants requesting an electronic travel
authorization are charged $4 for the processing of the application.
1 Charge determined by Travel Promotion Act (TPA) If your application is approved
and you receive authorization to travel to the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP),
an additional $10 will be charged to the credit card. If the electronic travel authorization is
denied, only the application processing fee will be charged.
The fee must be paid by credit card at the time of enrollment at www.pav.gov. Some debit
cards may be used for payment but only if they do not require a numerical PIN. Pay.Gov
uses advanced encryption to protect transactions while applicants are logged in. When
accessing a profile, any account numbers applicants have entered will be masked on the
screen. DHS is exploring the possibility of adding other payment methods in the future.
Existing ESTA registrations remain valid for travel through their expiration date or until
the passport expiration date if it expires sooner.
DHS also announced the elimination of the paper arrival/departure form (Form I-94W) for
authorized travelers from nations participating in the Visa Waiver Program, which in-
cludes citizens with a passport issued by the Kingdom of The Netherlands. All travelers
seeking entry to the US with valid visas still have to complete Form 1-94 Arrival/
Departure Record. All travelers (travelling both on ESTA registration and on visas) still
have to fill the customs declaration (CBP form 6059B).


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DAE Air
EZ Air
Insel Air
Valerie's Air-
port Shop
Banks:
MCB (Playa &
Hato branches)
ORCO Bank
Giro Bank
Restaurants:
Bistro de Paris
Capriccio
Casablanca
China Nobo
City Cafe
Eli Deli
El Mundo
It Rains Fishes
Lover's Ice
Cream-Hato
Pasa Bon Pizza
Patagonia
Dive 8hops:
Blue Divers
Carib Inn
Tropical Divers
WannaDive
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Parliament
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Caribbean
Laundry
Centro di Med-
ico
Dentist Office
Von Egmond
Digicel Office
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per Office
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Harbour Vil-
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Napa
Photo Tours
RSA Insurance
Rocargo
San Francisco
Hospital
TCB
Telbo
WEB office
Bookstores:
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& Toys
Flamingo
Bookstore
Realty Offices:
Bonaire Part-
ners
Bonaire Sun-
shine Homes
Caribbean
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Harbourtown
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Joi Fruit Store
Rincon Bakery
Rose Inn
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ket


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Chat 'n' Browse
City Shop
DA Shop
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Green Label
INPO
Kooyman
Napa
Paradise Photo
Playa Trading
Hotels:
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Bel Mar
Buddy Dive
Capt. Don's
Habitat
Carib Inn
Den Laman
Divi Flamingo
Eden Beach
Plaza Resort
Roomers
Sand Dollar
Supermarkets:
Cash & Carry
Cultimara
Joke's Mini
Market
More for Less
Progresso


give guidance and "
information for the
future mothers on: pregnancy, nutrition
for mother and child, teeth care and more.
As well as informative lessons there will
be exercises. All lessons are under the
guidance of a professional and there will
be informative material available. For
more information call SEBIKI at 717-
2436.

) Don't forget to say to our advertis-
ers, "I heard about you in The Reporter."
It's their support that keeps The Reporter
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school has started. Children go back to
school all dressed up in their school
uniforms, with their bags loaded with
books. Parents, of course, expect their
children to give their best performance in
school. What parent is not concerned
about his or her child's ability to study
and get good grades? I suppose all par-
ents have that concern. Have you as par-
ents ever thought about playing chess?
This sport is a kind that increases your
ability to think in order to make the right
move.
We interviewed Mr. Serapio Pop (54), the
famous Bonairean champion chess player
who also plays checkers (also known as
"draught"; "dam" in Papiamentu) and
dominos. In the domino tournament they
call him "Mr. Computer." Mr. Pop has
plenty to tell us about his own experi-
ences.
"In 19831 started watching chess playing
videos and showed these videos to an
audience to get young and older people
involved in the game. People only came
once in awhile to the classes. In 1987 I
participated in a chess tournament on
Curaqao. By then I decided that when I
came back to Bonaire I'd concentrate
more on the youth. With the help of BSV
(Bonairiaanse Sport Vereneging) a sport
federation founded in 1988, we got the
youth going in a chess tournament. In
1989 Bonaire got its first chess champion,
Mr. Anthony Nicolaas, today a deputy in
the Island Government. In 1991 Elly Wil-
lem was three times champion, once in
Aruba. Angelo Montero won the first and
second place in Aruba. We have youth
champions like Michelangelo Pop,
Lorenzo Sille, Xuwen Zen, and more
youngsters are developing their talent in
playing chess."


Mr. Pop continues, "Today we have 19
children registered and after six years of
full training they become advance lead-
ers. On Thursday nights at SGB (School
Gemeenschap Bonaire) high school, from
7 to 9 pm, we have the adults and ad-
vanced youth training. On Friday eve-
nings, from 5 to 7, there's youth training
for beginners. The fee for a full school
year is NAf 50. The monthly fee is
NAf5. If children like to play checkers
they are also welcome.
In 2010 at the ABC championship in


Curaqao, Bonaire became champion in
two categories: Children age 6-9 was won
by Jaden Crestian, and in the second cate-
gory, Children age 10-12, it was Micheal
Santaris. The overall youth chess player
was Lorenzo Sille in fourth place.
For the upcoming tournament in Russia
this fall, Bonaire has been selected by the
International Chess Federation to be part
of the Dutch Antilles delegates: two la-
dies from Bonaire, two ladies from Cura-
qao and one as a substitute. The ladies
from Bonaire are Nadyniela Coffie (12)
and her mother, Rudsela Coffie. Both of
these well trained ladies will participate
in the Chess Olympics in Siberia, Russia,


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from September 20 to October 4. The
county where they will be playing is
called Khanty-Mansiysk. Men's teams
participating will come from 105 differ-
ent countries and women's teams from 90
countries and every single lady will play.
We also have the Central American
games to focus on for other youngsters
and the first Aruba Tournament in No-
vember 2010.
The goal of chess is to help you time,
plan and listen to your game. It's a com-
bination of mathematics and relaxation.
As it normalizes your heart beat, you be-
come more efficient in reading, explain-
ing your opinion, challenging your ability
for the game, taking notes and learning
how to cope with lost games.
I'd like to have workshops for teachers
and introduce chess in schools and in all
the neighborhoods, even in Rincon. Many
people play chess at home. On September


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4 we will have a quick public chess activ-
ity. Mr. Norwin Lau, Bonaire champion
in checkers, is also able to help.
We know that chess can be of great help
for subjects like mathematics, accoun-
tancy, reading, logical thinking, analysis
and articulation. In chess also you may
achieve diplomas: the Pawn Diploma for
the basic level, Rook Diploma for second
level and King Diploma for third level."
So parents, this can be a great opportunity
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Tonky Frans Named Ambassador for the Stitching Project Three Generations of Pianists
L ast week world SStitching Project photo 'i ll 'i n l s
freestyle wind-
surfer Tonky Frans
was on hand at the
teaching restaurant,
"de Bonaireaan," as
the official Ambas-
sador of the Stitch- IL
ing Project. Tonky
says he supports the -
Stichting Project's
programs that give
young people "in
danger of falling out
of the boat" a new
chance. "This is
something I have r


wanted to do for a long time," he says, "to
help young people who are struggling. In
this way if I can make a contribution, then
I love to do it."

Mick Smit, Director of the Stitching Pro-
ject, asked Tonky to be the Ambassador
for Stichting Project. "I was in Fuerteven-
tura (for the windsurfing competitions)
last month and I saw how great guys like
Tonky, Tati and Kiri perform, not only
with their performances in windsurfing
but also their presentations to the public.


These guys are top athletes in the world
of windsurfing. Hundreds of people in
Fuerteventura enjoyed their actions on the
water. Afterwards autographs were
handed out and everyone wanted to be
photographed with them. And all the
speeches they give when they're on stage
are a great advertisement for Bonaire.
In short we believe that we now have role
models on Bonaire. So I think it's great
that Tonky Frans said 'yes' when I asked
him if he wanted to be an ambassador for
the Stitching Project." 0 Press Release


I vo addition, Marcelo "Chaly" Anthonie,
President of the government workers
labor union ABVO, presented her a gift
from the members and an ABVO pin. e
Press release


Wim Statius Muller, Annette Statius Muller and Alexander Kraft van Ermel


Renowned Antillean pianist and
composer, Wim Statius Muller,
returned to Bonaire at Plaza Resort's Ca-
cique Hall Friday, August 13th, for a classi-
cal evening in concert with two other mem-
bers of his highly talented family.
Living up to his reputation as grand win-
ner of the Aruba International Piano Festi-
val of 2007, Statius Muller's grandson,
Alexander Kraft van Ermel, began the eve-
ning with flawless solo recitals of selections
from the works of Chopin, Debussy and
Prokofiev, among others.
Kraft van Ermel was followed at the
piano by his mother, Annette Statius Muller,
who played spirited selections from Al-
beniz, Debussy and the Calypso "El Cura-
gao" Op. 2 nr. 4 in e-minor by her father,
Wim.
Wim Statius Muller brought the evening


into the finale with selections from his own
"Antillean Dances," played with the virtuos-
ity that his audiences have come to expect.
Not without its comedic side, Wim Muller
departed from the "Dances" into two recog-
nizable classical preludes, which quickly
evolved into "Happy Birthday" tributes to a
local 15-year old music student at Bonaire's
Kasa di Musika.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening came
with a piano duet by Wim Statius Muller
and grandson Alexander, who brought the
audience into the charm of the moment in
their very special musical relationship, eas-
ily understood by the audience in the shared
smiles and winks between the first and third
generation Statius Mullers.
The "Three Generations Concert" was
sponsored by the Classical Music Board
Bonaire. 0 Story &photo by Bob Gilmour


( congratulations to Daysiree ("Daysi")
Digna Thode-Martinus who on
August 18 celebrated 30 years of service
to the Bonaire Government. Over the
years she's held critical jobs in Archives,
Legal and Economics departments.

Commissioner Marugia Janga (above
right) representing DEZA, presented
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According to Principal,
Wilma Bohm-Sandig, it
was a miracle that the
school was able to be
completed sufficiently to
receive students by the
opening of the semester
on August 11. After hav-
ing requested funds from
the MCB bank in order to
buy the building from Trans World Radio,
the school got its okay for the loan in April.
There was a lot of scrambling to prepare the
building, to turn it into a school with class-
rooms, a teachers' room, bathrooms and
office. The floors, the windows, the roof,
the playground all needed work or re-
placement. The school board, the parents
and the construction company, Bonned, all
came together to work, putting in overtime
even on the weekends. Time was running
out and there was still so much to be done.
Finally, on Friday, August 6, the school got
permission to move in. "On that Saturday
and Sunday," explains Ms. Bohm, "we
moved all the stuff from the old school over
to the new one. But there was still more to
finish before the students could be here, set
for Wednesday, August 11. Even on Tues-
day people were still working here until 10
at night, finishing up putting the toilets in
the bathrooms!"
To a visitor's eyes, the school is a delight
- light and airy thanks to the original high
ceilings, panoramic windows, pastel shades
on the walls, colorful driftwood
"sculptures" with each child's name, bright
posters and surprisingly, it's relatively
quiet and serene.
The Pelikaan School students, ages 4 to
12, are divided into eight groups with nine
teachers, plus a gym teacher. Principal
Bohm also teaches if someone is ill. (At the


moment there are two openings at the
school: a full time Papiamentu teacher
and a teacher for Dutch as a second lan-
guage. Contact Ms. Bohm
info)pelikaanschoolcom) Volunteers are
there for reading, helping on school excur-
sions and other tasks.
Classes may consist of different aged
students. If a child excels in math, he or she
is allowed to progress to the extent of his or
her ability. If the student needs more work
in a subject then he or she will be in that
level group, not necessarily with his or her
age group. But what about students criticiz-
ing another student who's slower in a par-
ticular subject? "We don't allow that," Ms.
Bohm says. "The children are encouraged
to offer to help the slower ones and to con-
sider that a challenge. And that's what hap-
pens!" Maybe that's because there is a big
emphasis on the principals of "Non-Violent
Communication." Thanks to Annemiek
LeNoble and Ms. Bohm, both the students
and the teachers have been indoctrinated
into its principles.
At the moment the school can accommo-
date up to 200 students. The grades 1 to 6
are full, however, there are spaces for chil-
dren in grades 7 and 8 (ages 10, 11, 12). For
more information call the school at 717-
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Story ow School

In August 2004 the
Pelikaan School
opened with 25 students. I
This August, 2010, the
school opened its doors to
185 children in their new
accommodations at the
old International Bible
Church/ activity building
of Trans World Radio
building on Kaya Amster-
dam. The other good
news is that the school
will now be 80% subsi-
dized by the government.


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Kadee Dodentocht in Belgium, held on
August 13 this year. This event has been
going on for the last 40 years. Starting in
1970 with 69 walkers the Dodentocht has
now, according to them, "grown into the
largest and most famous 100 km walk
throughout Europe. More than 20 nationali-
ties are represented. The beautiful walk
goes over three provinces, a combination of
busy village centers and quiet places." The
theme is "Walking for a Better World."
Nazario did this walk between 13 and 14
hours! He's an ambassador for Bonaire and
always shows our flag wherever he goes.
One wonders, what challenges are next for
Nazario? U Laura DeSalvo

*Add a year to that as in 2006 he arrived in
Holland only to find the 4 Dagse di Nijmegen
was cancelled due to the scorching hot
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N azario Al-
berto, the
"North Salinja .
Roadrunner," has
done it again but
even more! He just
returned to Fla-
mingo Airport last
Saturday, having
completed his
sixth* "Four Days
of Nijmegen (4
Dagse di Nijmegen)
International walk-
ing event" (50 k per
day for four days)
in Holland....and...
not only that but
he entered and Nazario (center) was greeted by family and a crowd of friends


Kaya Grandi 29, Kralendijk-Bonaire N.A. tel: 717 5107
Store hours Tuesday through Saturdays
from 9a.m.-12:30p.m. and 2:00p.m.-6:30 p.m.


completed the one
day-100-km International Kadee Doden-
tocht walking classic in Belgium. He was
greeted at the airport by friends, family,
walking companions, government officials
and The Reporter (who have been long time
fans of Nazario's).
Now, at age 62, this man cannot be
stopped! Nazario has proved it's never too
late. At 49 years old he gave up cigarettes
and caffeine, "cold turkey," he says, and
started walking. He changed his life style,
started walking all over the island, includ-
ing the Tower to Tower walk with Boi An-
toin, joined the walking group Plataforma
Kunuku Bieuw. Nearly the whole island has
been covered by those flying feet. He
trained seriously and in 2003 he completed
his first 4 Dagse di Nijmegen. The Four
Days event in July, which has been going
on for more than 80 years, is considered the
most prestigious international walk.
After Holland Nazario ws off to the 100 km


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REGULAR

EVENTS

Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park
Tours $21 (includes tax). Discounts
for residents and local people. Tel. 717
-8489, 540-9800.
Parke Publico children's play-
ground open every day into the cooler
evening hours.
Saturday
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 In-
dustria, second Saturday of the
month, 7-9 pm. Snacks and tasting of
six wines for $10 (NAf17,50) per per-
son. Tel. 560-7539.
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-
tion-796-7870.
Monday
* 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 will autograph your
copy of his newest book Reef Win-
dows.

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

FREE SLIDE/VIDEO SHOWS
Sunday- Creature Feature- John and
Suzie Wall of Buddy's Digital photo
center present a multimedia slide pres-
entation about Buddy's House Reef -
pool bar Buddy Dive, 6:30-7 pm, 717-
5080
Wednesday Sea Turtle Conserva-
tion Bonaire (STCB) presents an infor-
mative slide show: Sea Turtles ofBon-
aire, at 7pm, every 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at Bruce Bowker's Carib
Inn (717-8819)

BONAIRE'S TRADITIONS
Kas Krioyo Rincon-Step into Bonaire's
past in this venerable old home that has been
restored and furnished so it appears the fam-
ily has just stepped out. Local ladies will tell
you the story. Open Monday thm Friday, 9 -
12, 24. Weekends by appointment. Call 717
-2445.

Mangasina diRei, 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 onKaya J. v.d Ree, be-
hind the Catholic Church in town 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 December
25th. and January 1st. Call 788 9015
or 796 5681

CLUBS and MEETINGS
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
location.
Darts Club plays every other Sunday
at City Caf6. 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 num-
ber 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. Con-
tact Renata Domacass6 516-4252.
Kiwanis Club meets at APNA Plaza,
Kaya International, every other Tues-
day, 7 pm. Tel. 717-5595, Jeannette
Rodriguez.
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
Resort upstairs in Peter Hughes meeting
room above the dive shop. All Rotari-
ans welcome. Tel. 717-2066

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


CHURCH SERVICES
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
Kralendijk
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 ofCoromoto in Antriol, Sat-
urday at 6 pm 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
Ministerio di Kristu Hesus Services
Sunday mornings at 10 am at Jong Bon-
aire Youth Center in English, Dutch and
Papiamentu. Preaching the full gospel.
Contact: 786-2557.
Prayer and Intercession Church, in
English. A full Gospel Church located
temporarily at Kaya Alexandrit # 20,
Santa Barbara, Republiek. Services are
held 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 Latter
-day Saints: Kaya Sabana #26, Sun-
days: 9 am Sacrament Ser-
vices (Translation to English and
Papiamentu upon request) 10:20
Sunday School, 11:15 RS/YM/YW/PH
Primary held from 10:20-12 noon Visi-
tors welcome: Call 701-9522 for Infor-
mation.
Send event info to:
The Bonaire Reporter
reporter@bonairenews.com
Tel:790-6518, 786-6125


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LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS,
Rentals, Property
For sale in Hato: The house with the
patio, Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas De-
brot 166, look for the signs. Email:
digitalisl956(ihotmail.com

FOR RENT Spacious 2 bedroom
apartment in safe neighborhood.
Good location on Punt Vierkant, Bel-
nem. free wireless internet. $790.-per
month excl. utilities Phone 717-8405

For SALE: Private lot past 1,000 m2.
Excellent location near Kralendijk's
city center. Good investment opportu-
nity. Price Euro 65,000.- excl. buyers
costs. Further information:
TEL. 09-5603734
TEL. 09-5176774

MISCELLANEOUS
For sale in Hato: 12 feet inflatable
Achilles boat, including 15 hp Ya-
maha twin outboard engine and trailer.
Asking price: Ang 4000,
Kaya Goberador N. Debrot 166,
digitalisl956(ihotmail.com

For sale, 4x ob engines, Tohatsu
30HP. Brand new, 30 hours. S2000
p/p. phone 700 7357

For sale, 4x Catamaran boats incl. ob
engines, Tohatsu 30HP Brand new,
30 hours. $4000 p/p. phone 700-7357

For Sale Sherwood Profile Dive
Computer NEW $175 USD. console
type. call Kim 788-1939. no voice mail
messages please.

FOR SALE: 2002 MX-5 Mazda
Miata Convertible- Excellent Condi-
tion, 5600 Actual Miles, Red/w black
top/black leather interior. $19,950
Phone: 786-1016

For Sale: LG 6.5 kg washer, queen
mattress and box, matching grey 2-
seater couch and 1 seater chair, LG
29" TV, Teak furniture: coffee table,
antique TV cabinet, 2 bar chairs, 2
three drawer side tables, two drawer
side table. ALL items 1 yr. old and in
great condition. Happy to negotiate
prices of individual items or all items
together. Call 788-5604.

For Sale: 2009 Cannondale F5
mountain bike (cherry red) with Rock
Shox, tubeless tires, and SPD pedals.
Well maintained. NAf. 1500. Call
788-5604 or view the bike at De Free-
wieler.

FOR SALE: FULL bed size 140 x
190 Hotel quality brand. Price $250.
TEL: 796-5530

FOR SALE Double bed 2 persons,
mattress + box spring + frame $ 250.
Phone 717-8405

Pinball Machine -Jokerz NAF 495
Call 717-8819 from 8 am to 5 pm


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Got something to buy or sell?
Non-Business Classified Ads (up to 4 lines/ 20 words): FREE
Commercial Ads only NAf1,10 per word, for each two-week issue.
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DIVI DIVI


Lac Bay-Sun Rise/Set, Moon Phase and Tides
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the local tide s height and tune


Aug.
Day High Low High Low High Sunrise Sunset
03:02 / 09:59 / 16:05 / 23:35 /0.20
Fri 27 0.43 ft 0.18 ft 0.55 ft ft 6:25 18:49
04:10 / 10:12 / 16:29 /
Sat 28 0.37 ft 0.19ft 0.64 ft 6:25 18:48
00:31 / 05:09 / 10:26 /0.19 16:57 /
Sun 29 0.13 ft 0.32 ft ft 0.74 ft 6:25 18:47
01:17 / 05:55 / 10:46 /0.17 17:29 /
Mon 30 ___0.06ft 0.28ft ft 0.84 ft 6:25 18:47
01:57 / 06:31 / 11:13/0.13 18:05 /
Tue 31 0.01 ft 0.24 ft ft 0.93 ft 6:25 18:46

Sept.

Moon Last 02:36 /- 07:03 / 11:47 /0.09 18:43 /
Wed 01 Quarter 0.03 ft 0.22 ft ft 1.00 ft 6:25 18:46
03:13 /- 07:34 / 12:28 /0.05 19:23 /
Thu 02 0.06 ft 0.21 ft ft 1.05 ft 6:25 18:45
03:51 /- 08:10 / 13:15 /0.03 20:06 /
Fri 03 0.07 ft 0.22 ft ft 1.06 ft 6:25 18:44

04:28 /- 08:53 / 14:09 /0.03 20:52 /
Sat 04 0.06ft 0.25ft ft 1.04 ft 6:25 18:44

05:06 /- 09:44 / 15:12 /0.06 21:41 /
Sun 05 0.06 ft 0.31 ft ft 0.97 ft 6:25 18:43

05:44 /- 10:41 / 16:27 /0.10 22:36 /
Mon 06 0.04ft 0.39ft ft 0.86 ft 6:25 18:42

06:23 /- 11:43 / 17:56 /0.13 23:38 /
Tue 07 0.02 ft 0.50 ft ft 0.73 ft 6:25 18:42

07:04 / 12:45 / 19:36 /0.12
Wed 08 New Moon 0.01 ft 0.63 ft ft 6:25 18:41
00:51 / 07:48 / 13:46 / 21:14 /0.06
Thu 09 0.59 ft 0.04 ft 0.76 ft ft 6:25 18:40
02:13 / 08:35 / 14:45 / 22:37 /-
Fri 10 0.48 ft 0.07 ft 0.88 ft 0.03 ft 6:25 18:40


Antiques and Collectibles Call 795-9760

Wanted- Looking for a carousel slide
projector in good working condition. Call
795-9760

Wanted- Airline Approved Large Dog
Kennel. Call 786 3134

Te Koop keramische kookplaat $76.
Schuifpui zoNAfsluitende gordijen nu
$150. Tel.717 2529 Bonaireverhuur.

Te Huur vrijstaand huisje op Hato, 2 slaap-
kamers alle luxe all in $900 of excl $690.
tel. 717 2529

For Sale. BC $150-Fins for shoes $70-Belt
$10-Mask $24-Weight from 2-8 lb. tel 717
2529


For Sale wreckaged (sic) paintings with
and without frame. tel 717 2529

Can you teach an old dog New Tricks?
I would like to learn how to play guitar
but I don't have the time or patience. Can
you teach me to play specific songs?
Gordon Lightfoot? Have guitars, have pi-
ano, just no talent. Please call Brian 717
3527 or 701 3527

NV for Sale. IT, Hosp, Mktg, Inactive since
purchase. Best offer over NAf 5.000 plus
buyer pays transfer costs. Owner on island
8/21-9/4. aggiel8d(Avahoo.com

Writers/Reporters
Wanted (paid by the word)
Call 790-8988
Call The Bonaire Reporter at
790-8988/786-6518


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JANART GALLERY
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.


16 Flights a day
between
Bonaire and
Curagao


Divi Divi Air
Reservations
24 hours a day
Call
(5999 839-1515)
Or (5999


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SHOPPING and SERVICE GUIDE


AIRLINES
Divi Divi Air. Bonaire's "on time airline" with 16
flights a day between Bonaire and Curagao. Your
first choice for inter-island travel. Now flying to
Aruba.

APPLIANCES /TV/ ELECTRONICS and
COMPUTERS






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

ART & GALLERIES
The Richter Art Gallery, located in Belnem, is
Bonaire's only fine art gallery, and features original
paintings, limited edition archival art prints, and
hand made jewelry created by long-time residents
Linda, Jake, and Krystyana Richter.

BEAUTY PARLOR

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


BOOKS


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

CARS AND BIKES

BoCar sells several top brands of cars and provides
maintenance and mechanical and body repair for
your car no matter what brand.

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


DENTURE REPAIR

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

DINING

Bistro di Paris A real French restaurant with great
food, affordable prices and friendly Bonairean ambi-
ance. 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.

ON & IN THE WATER
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.


UNDERWATER VIDEO
ScubaVision Pro video of your Bonaire vacation,
above and/or below the water with a custom DVD
by Bonaire's top videographer, Hendrik Wuyts

FITNESS
Keep in shape at The Health & Fitness Center
Bonaire. It is the only Real Les Mills Health Center
in the Caribbean.

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. Now in new expanded location off
Kaya Industria.

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

HEALTH


LBUIWINK
bJ4itN'C~vPen7pectwe'~


E~se-nce


Harmony House-Using
science to find the prob-
lem. Using natural prod-
ucts to correct the prob-
lem.
Also our Essence range
of herbal teas & hand-
made soaps. At Kaya
Papa Comes 2


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

HOME CARE

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

INTERNET AND CELLULAR SERVICE

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

PEST CONTROL

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.

PHOTO FINISHING

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

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

REAL ESTATE / RENTAL AGENTS


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teaI


GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
Get a glimpse of Bonaire
underwater without getting
wet. Safe, comfortable new
boat, open bar, free snorkel
and mask.


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 home.


Caribbean Homes, "the Re-
freshing Realtor," specializing
in luxury homes, condos, lots,
rentals and property manage-
ment. And now Yachts!


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


Sunbelt Realty


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

The Health & Fitness Center Bonaire is the offi-
cial Nike outfitter on the island. Footwear and gym
wear is available.

STORAGE

The Storehouse (Mangazina in Papiamentu) offers
Secure Storage For Vehi-
r -, cles, Household Items, Div-
^, .,.: ming And Sporting Gear,
0 \ Business Files or Inventory.
S'Across from the northern
'-.I. GASINA hotel row.


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

SHIPPING

1 ROCARGO.
Services N.V.


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

SUPERMARKETS

Warehouse Supermarket
Kaya on Kaya Industria-
Biggest air conditioned
market with the, largest
IRHI OUSI selection and lowest prices
O N A I R E on the island.



TRAVEL
Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations-Island Hop-
per Vacation Packages to Anguilla, BWI call 786-
3134 or email annkiantiguacaribbean.com today!

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

WATER TAXI
Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika
di Amor I or II. Hotel pickup. Easiest landing on
Klein Bonaire with built-in ramp

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. Kaya Industria 23, Mon.-Sat. 9 am-
noon.



Fortnightly Advertisers in The Bonaire Reporter
are included in the guides. Free!
Call 790-6518, 786-6518


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CRUISE SHIP TRAINING COURSE
AL M


Underling the importance of cruise ships to the local economy the Tourist Corporation Bonaire (TCB) gave a cruise ship service training course for 150 participants on
August 10. Attending were partners in the cruise ship tourist industry. The course focused on the importance of the human role which is key to the success of a
destination.
Speaking were Tourism Deputy Anthony Nicolaas and TCB Director Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes.
Workshops were held to develop "Excellent Service"and"Taxi Pride." Participants received a "Seal of Quality" from the TCB, to go on their car, badge or store.
More information may be had from TCB's Evelain Marchena, Rolando Marin or Helen Thode. Tel. 717-8322.E Press Release


Wounded Warriors Hf o n o red


Visit A Success


B onaire should be proud of its hosting
the recent visit of Wounded Warri-
ors, disabled servicemen and their fami-
lies: Joe and Andrew Serna Jr, Dan Carl-
son, Dillon and Lee Behr, Nathan Cruz,
Andy and David Kubik, Victor Sassoon
and Dickson Perez. The warmth and wel-
come from individuals and businesses
was heartening. See the previous edition
of The Reporter for a list of those in-
volved,. U G.D.


George "Clam" Buckley looks pleased
with the attention he's getting from
BONHA TA's Marion Wilson and Sara
Matera


At the same event, it was Harvard
University's pleasure to present
Jack Chalk, general manager of Cap-
tain Don's Habitat with a certificate of
appreciation from their Sustainability
and Environmental Management Pro-
gram for all that Captain Don's Habitat
does in these fields. Congratulations,
Jack! U Press release/G.D


O n July 15th, BONHATA recog- A e 1 r l r I)S
nised long time friend of Bonaire,
George "Clam" Buckley, on the occa- *rto ,
sion of his 100th visit to the island with
the Golden Flamingo Award. George is ,
the Coordinator for the Certificate in
Environmental Management program '
and the Research Advisor to the related '
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) program \ i
at the Harvard Extension School. He
assisted in the campaign to get Klein .
Bonaire back in the hands of the Bo- W C)
nairean people, performed extensive
marine research in the waters and reefs Antillean Wine Company
of Bonaire as the Director of the Ma- (599) 09-560-7639
rine Ecology Project here and many Fax (599) 717.2950
other tasks of benefit to Bonaire. Addi- wine@antillearwine.com
tionally, George brings down groups of
students three or four times a year to
assist in carrying out research projects.
You can sign up for one or more of George's courses. They are available on-line (see
below) at iill ..'i ~ -in i h.rlvard.edu/2010-1 /courses/11925.isp?caller=dce
Press release/G.D

Course
Term CRN Title/Instructor Day/Time Location
Number
Environmental
ENVR Management I Wed
Harvard
Fall 2010 11925 E-101 George D. Buckley 7:35 9:35 pm Hall 104

Sustainable Ocean
ENVR Environments Mon
Spring Harvard
2011 21784 E-110 George D. Buckley 7:35 9:35 pm Hall 104








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Nature Films Documentaries Travel Adventure Advertising TV Broadcast
Underwater Stock footage HDV Digital Photo Weddings
DVD Reproductions DVD Mastering and Authoring
Courses and Seminars.
infoscubavision.info Ph: (599) 7172844 Cell: 786.2844
Kaya Grandi 6 Photo Tours -


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Body Talk

So WHAT CAN WE EAT!

H having spent so much
time (and still do) on
telling everyone what they
should not eat, or what is bad
for them, I have been asked to
write an article on what is left
to eat. Mistakenly, I thought
it was quite obvious what we
should be eating, or not. I am
aware that the world is over-
run with fad diets, misleading
supplement information, or eating according to your blood type,
or just ordinary caring people, trying to help.
The problem we are all facing is the media. Today, red meat is
good for you, next week it's wine, next month it's this or that
supplement. Next year who knows? Are you being spoon fed,
or have you forgotten to listen to your body? You know what is
good for you and what is not, which foods make you feel good or
which foods make you feel bad. Eat your meat; the body needs
protein. The mistake we make is by overcooking the meat before
we eat it. Another mistake is the bulk of our protein for the day is
usually in one meal at night. Not a good idea.
Most meals are so high in carbohydrates and so low in protein,
year in and year out, that the body starts breaking down. Whether
you get your protein from meat, fish, chicken or eggs it does not
matter. In most diets, it is the shortage of protein and the excess
of carbohydrates that is the problem. Try this: Take your body
weight in pounds and divide by 15. That is how many ounces of
protein you MUST have per day. Divide this figure by 3 and this
is the number of ounces of protein you should have per meal.
Most people already consume this much protein, but in one meal.
As good as fruit is for a person, if you have a sugar handling
problem (not necessarily diabetic) too much fruit could be a prob-
lem. How do you feel after eating fruit? Do you have it after a
meal? The second most important issue after what you eat, is
when you eat it.
I have people telling me that they do not buy fruit or vegetables
from the market "because they use pesticides in Venezuela." If
you think Venezuela is the only place using pesticides, think
again. The ONLY way on Bonaire to avoid pesticides etc. is to
grow "it" in your own yard. Pesticides and modem farming go
hand in hand. Besides, your body is equipped to deal with all
kinds of "nasties" although this does not mean you have free
range to do what you want.
So, my answer is quite simple EAT ANYTHING THAT
YOU THINK IS GOOD FOR YOU. Your biological individual-
ity will determine what is good or bad. Just watch for the signs.
Stay away from processed foods and meats. The reason they can
survive on supermarket shelves for so long is that they are full of
polyunsaturated oils, preservatives and salt. That is what is bad
for the body. Get back to basics and stop eating processed foods.
Remember, the processed food industry is not concerned about
your health, only their pockets. 0 Stephanie Bennett
Next: If you have a weight problem,
you are MALNOURISHED!

Author Stephanie Bennett was born in Cape
Town, South Africa, where she studied herbs,
minerals and nutrition. Before moving to Bon-
aire she continued her studies in UK, and now
researches Bonaire health issues. She is the
owner of the Essence Nutritional Center

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riched with Vanessa's property. It
is not a Defender but at least it is a
Land-Rover. This Discovery has a


Vanessa's Muddy Red Off-Road
Land-Rover Discovery
The 75" 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+


Antriol/Bonaire -

Almost always the muddy
red metallic Land-Rover
Discovery, owned by Vanessa
Smits, is parked in front of Duijn
Bonaire/Duijn Blokkenfabriek,
situated along the Kaya Industria.
Vanessa works at the office of
Duijn. This location is easy to find.
Then, if you want to visit Vanessa
at home, meet her in her own
house, this is something com-
pletely different. The name of the
road is very hard to find on the
map. You have to drive along the
Kaya Korona in the direction of
Rincon, turn right in the direction
of Antriol North, find your way to
Bario Mexico, follow the tarmac,
then cover an unpaved track and
try to find a yellow wall... So it
took a little time.

Luckily the red Discovery is
huge and impressive and distinct
from a lot of other vehicles. The
car was parked in front of the yel-
low wall. Now I only had to yell
and become friends with a couple
of big German shepherds.
Vanessa has been on the island
of Bonaire since December 2008.
She started with a little white Su-
zuki Samurai which appeared to be
completely nothing compared to
the variety of Land-Rovers she
was used to. The tiny Suzuki
"jeep" could not really cope with
the Bonairean terrain. The vehicle
changed color from white to
brown, lost more and more weight
and finally collapsed. Time for
something real now.

Way back in time in The Nether-
lands, once, one of Vanessa's col-
leagues invited her for an off-road
ride in his Land-Rover Freelander.
That day Vanessa got completely



Dogs Banned

Because the presence of dogs
on public beaches "causes
inconvenience to visitors and the
overall safety of beach goers as
well as threaten turtle nests and the
flamingo colonies" certain Bonaire
beaches were closed to dogs by a
newly approved law: Bonaire
Regulation 1997 (AB 1998, No. 6),
signed into law by the Governor on
May 2, 2010.

The beaches are:
Playa Lechi (formerly Sunset
Beach);
Playa Lechi South beginning at
the Boulevard (north);
Playa Chachacha;
Playa Pal'i mangle (Airport
Beach);
Forni Kalki (Bachelor's Beach) "
The area from Salinia (Salt Pier)
to the Williamstoren (Lacre Point);
Kabaye (White pan) (Pink Beach)


hooked on off-road driving and on
the British made Land-Rovers.
They went to Germany and France
to practice and develop their skills.
It takes a lot of experience and a
lot of knowledge to cope with un-
known and unpaved terrain. Al-
ways go down a hill in the same
gear as you climbed it, never press
in the clutch pedal and be very
careful and polite with the brakes.
Then, still in Europe, the Land-
Rover Freelander was replaced by
a metallic grey Range-Rover and a
Land-Rover Defender 110. Same
color. Later on they had a Range-
Rover sport. The Defender, the
well known traditionally shaped
square model is Vanessa's favor-
ite. But as Vanessa is not the only
person who really loves the De-
fenders they appeared to be to ex-
pensive and hard to get on the sec-
ond hand market. So on Bonaire
she had to get used to the flake-
metal Suzuki Samurai, but the car
did not pass the test.

Vanessa and her friend checked
the internet and they found a very
nice example of a Land-Rover
Discovery at Ter Horst, a company
in the eastern part of The Nether-
lands, dealing in four by four vehi-
cles and recycling Range-Rovers.
The vehicle was not even that ex-
pensive because it was too huge
and too heavy for the Dutch cus-
tomer. The tax that had to be paid
for a vehicle like this was too high
and fuel consumption wasn't that
low. On Bonaire the road tax sys-
tem is different, fuel is relatively
cheap compared to Europe and
distances are short. So the Discov-
ery was bought and the company
shipped it to Bonaire.

Since the summer of 2009 the
Bonairean traffic has been en-


From Beachet

(and sur-


- Pelike
and sur-
rounding
area
Sorobon;
- Cai;
- Nukove;
- Tolo;
- Piedra haltu (Trapi) (Thousand
Steps);
- Andrea 1 and 2;
- Klein Bonaire.

By implication all other Bonaire
beaches are open to dog walkers.
These include Playa Frans, beaches
off the marine reserves, Playa
Grandi, Lagoen and others. U
Press release/G.D.


body with a lot of light alloy parts.
It is mounted on a sturdy chassis
and there are four coil springs
mounted between the chassis and
the ridged axles. The original Land
-Rover five spoke aluminum rims
carry the vehicle and impressive
16-inch B.F. Goodrich mud/terrain
tires are mounted (light truck
255/85R16). Under the hood a
huge 3.5 liter V-8 is spooned in.
On the rear door it reads V8i Cata-
lyst. The engine is connected to a
five-speed gear box and of course
there is high gear and low gear.
The four-wheel drive is permanent.
The whole car is converted to a
real off road vehicle. The tires are
high and ballooning, suspension is
high, a snorkel is mounted to the
fuel injection system to avoid wa-
ter getting into the combustion
chambers.
Vanessa is very proud of her
Discovery. "My car is a real work
horse. It is very reliable. I did not
even have a single flat tire! (Knock
on wood!/jb) Just recently I drove
the unnamed unpaved track that
leads from the unpaved Broertje
Janga road to the coast. Fun to do
and no problem for my Land-
Rover!"

And indeed, Vanessa loves her
car. The only "problem" is that she
does not like to clean the vehicle.
The inside is a little messy and the
outside is muddy and dirty. Luck-
ily some employees ofDuijn Blok-
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A pre-production 1947 Land Rover. Its dimensions
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kenfabriek also fell in love with the
vehicle and on a more or less regu-
lar base they grab the hose and
sponge and they clean the car.
Lucky Vanessa, lucky car! U


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Pet of the Week
ane Madden, one of the spokesper-
sons from the Bonaire Animal Shel-
ter's cat cage residents, writes about
our Pet of the Week, "Elizabeth."
"Elizabeth is a very rare beauty! Red
and white female cats are quite uncom-
mon... and Elizabeth carries her colors
with regal bearing. She is onlyfive
months old but already has a strong
and sturdy physique unlike most female
cats and will be a beautiful adult
queen. Her exceptional beauty is ac-
centuated by amber eyes that are deep
and soulful. Elizabeth has a gentle and
loving demeanor and loves to be han-
dled and carried...but bring out the toys
and the royal robes are off and she's a
fun-loving kitten at play. She loves
other cats, dogs but is perfectly happy
with just human companionship."
The adoption fee for cats is NAf 75
and that includes tests for feline leuke-
mia, shots, worming and even steriliza-
tion. You can be assured you're getting
a healthy and sociable pet when you
adopt from our Shelter.
Don't forget to drop by the Shelter gift
shop on the Shelter grounds. You'll find all sorts of animal toys, leashes, collars, art work and
of course the most "in" Shelter tee-shirts great for gifts or for yourself.

The Shelter on the Lagoen Road is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm and from 3
to 5 pm. Tel. 717-4989. Website: www.bonaireanimalshelter.com. U
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and they are tiny, single-celled
phytoplankton. Phytoplankton use
sunlight to photosynthesize and
create food for themselves. They
live in the upper most layer of the
oceans, which is why, when there
are large blooms of cocolithophores,
they are visible from space. They
are the most abundant plankton in
the ocean and have a larger popula-
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earth. When these organisms die, photos-http://www.windows2universe.org
their calcareous body parts sink.
This has created, over thousands of years, a
thick layer of ooze at the bottom of the sea. As
you are out scuba diving you probably have
never realized that there are thousands of these
tiny plankton drifting around you because they
are microscopic in size! 0
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Katy Brown, a senior Biogeoscience under-
graduate from the University of Tulsa in Okla-
homa, studied with CIEE Research Station Bon-
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writes that the Animal Shelter Flea
Market on Saturday, August 14, earned
NAf 2.500 with the sale of books, house-
hold items and clothes. And NAf 168 was
donated. All this money goes to help keep
our Shelter open for homeless cats and
dogs. Old friends met, new people made
friends, the animals were delighted with all
the attention and five dogs and five cats
found loving homes so it was a wonderful
day for everyone! Thanks to all who par-
ticipated and especially to all those volun-
teers who got all the hundreds and hundreds
of items organized and together and man-
aged the day! EL. D. Greta Kooistra


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Celebrate September the Cosmic Way With a
Giant Triangle of Stars Overhead


D o you know that
every weekend in
early September three very
bright stars, which make a
giant triangle, shine over-
head?


Let me tell you how to
find them. Simply go out-
side between 9 and 10 pm,
Sky Park, time and look
straight up almost over-
head. You will see three
extremely bright stars,
which if we connect with
lines make a huge stellar
triangle which is traditionally called the
Summer Triangle because every year
these three stars can be seen rising over
the eastern horizon in early evening at
the beginning of summer.
But since the stars change their posi-
tion with each season, by the time Sep-
tember rolls around this triangle has
changed its position so that in early
evening it is almost directly overhead
and makes an almost perfect must-see
September tradition. Now each star
belongs to a separate constellation. So
not only do we also have three wonder-
ful stars we have three equally wonder-
ful constellations. The brightest star is
Vega and it belongs to the small con-
stellation Lyra the Harp. The second
brightest is Altair in a much larger con-
stellation called Aquila the Eagle. And
the dimmest of the three is Deneb
which marks the tail of a huge constel-
lation called Cygnus the Swan.
Now if we compare each of these
three stars with the star we call our Sun
you'll be in for a big surprise. Our Sun
is the closest star, only 8 1/3 light min-
utes away, which means it takes its light
8 1/3 minutes to reach us, so we see it
not as it actually exists now but as it
existed 8 1/3 minutes ago. Altair is the
closest triangle star and is 17 light years
away, which means that it takes its light



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17 years to reach us. So we see it not as
it exists this September weekend but as
it existed 17 years ago. Vega is slightly
farther, 25 light years away which
means that it takes its light 25 years to
reach us so we see it as it existed 25
years ago. Deneb, however, is so in-
credibly far away, 1500 light years, that
it takes its light 1500 years to reach us
so we see it as it existed 1500 years
ago! Super wow!
And talk about size and brightness!
Altair is 1 1/2 times the diameter of our
almost 1 million-mile-wide Sun and 9
times brighter. Vega, however, is 2 1/2
times the diameter of our Sun and is 58
times brighter. But you ain't seen noth-
ing yet because Deneb is a super 116
times as wide as our Sun and 60,000
times brighter! In fact if it were as close
as Vega and Altair it would be the
brightest star in the night sky!

So there you have it. Three bright
stars forming a giant triangle almost
overhead in early
evening every week-
end in early Septem-
ber. So why not make
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Aries (21 March 19 April) Relationships
are a strong focus for you in September, dear
Aries. Tending to a partner's needs is impor-
tant now, and it would be wise to put some of
your own personal projects on the back burner
in order to focus on a significant partnership.
The 8-14 brings romantic excitement, impor-
tant news, and money opportunities. In-
creased public recognition and professional
success can be had now.

Taurus (20 April 20th May) In September,
there is a scurry of activity surrounding work
and health matters, dear Taurus. Nevertheless,
romantic matters are strong, and might be
found on the job. Income from foreign sources
could also figure this month. The 10-14 is a
strong period for work, health, romance, and
money. Take advantage!

Gemini (21 May -21 June) Financial gains
may come through a partnership or there may
be an increase in a partner's income in Sep-
tember. A friend comes to you in the first
week of the month, whether this is a new
friend or one from your past. The 12-14 repre-
sents an opportunity period for you, particu-
larly in the areas of romance, children, and
friendship.

Cancer (22 June 22 August) A busy home
life figures strongly this month, dear Cancer.
Entertaining in your home is especially suc-
cessful now. The lines of communication open
up between you and a special someone. Shar-
ing daily events and goings-on with one an-
other gives you much pleasure. Pleasant and
surprising news arrives around the Full Moon.

Leo (23 August 22 August) Practical mat-
ters and communications are a big focus for
you in September, dear Leo. More security in
yourjob is likely to boost your confidence.
The 4-5 brings romantic and creative opportu-
nities; while the 12-13 can be tricky when it
comes to relating with a significant other

Virgo (23 August 22 September) Finances
are in focus. Love, love affairs, and other so-
cial activities help to enhance a healthy self
image. You are feeling less private and more
open about your opinions and experiences
now. The 15th brings surprises from a partner.

Libra (23 September 22 October) Oppor-
tunities seem to fall into your lap this month,
particularly involving education, travel, and
relationships. Material profits come from com-
munications projects. 10-14 presents stellar
opportunities for partnerships, negotiations,
and positive reinforcement in general. The 15-




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health matters. The 22-23 is strong for per-
sonal finances, gifts, and acquiring new pos-
sessions.

Scorpio (23 October 21 November) Al-
though you may find yourself in demand so-
cially from time to time in September, dear
Scorpio, most of your activities are behind the
scenes. Relationships with a partner and with
friends are low-key and private. A scurry of
activity surrounding romance or children oc-
curs around the 15th. Chances are excellent
that you will find a lovely confidante this
month.

Sagittarius (22 November 21 Decem-
ber) Stimulating friendships and group activi-
ties, as well as increased energy, figure
strongly for you in September, dear Sagitta-
rius. Personal projects bear fruit, and practical
matters are especially favorable. It's an excel-
lent period in which to ask for a raise, before
the 24th. You may have more resources to
invest into your career or business. Being in a
position of responsibility or authority is some-
thing you place a high value on this month.

Capricorn (22 December 16 Janu-
ary) Others are likely to turn to you for ad-
vice this month, dear Capricorn, as all eyes
turn to you. If you feel that others are judging
you for what you have and haven't done this
month, you're probably correct! Romance
may be found through your career and busi-
ness activities. A private project can pay off.

Aquarius (20 January 18 February) A
spirit for adventure and intrigue takes hold in
September, dear Aquarius, when the humdrum
simply doesn't satisfy! Singles will find ro-
mance when they are out and about, away
from home and typical activities. Help seems
to be magically there when you need it, and
your own awesome strength and faith is al-
ways there to draw upon. An epiphany regard-
ing money or possessions occurs around the
15th.
Pisces (19 February 20 March) Dear Pi-
sces, career matters moves forward this
month, and the focus is on increasing business
income. An awakening of emotional con-
sciousness occurs around the Full Moon in
your sign on the 15th. Stellar days on the 17-
22 offer opportunities in the areas of relation-
ships, negotiations, personal income, and fam-
ily. Partnering with a friend in some tangible
way can be part of the picture this month. U
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O n August 3, 2010, Commis-
sioner for Bonaire, Sint
Eustatius and Saba H.G.J. "Henk"
Kamp issued a progress report
titled .. tien weken" (Ten
weeks to go), detailing the status
of the changes underway to inte-
grate Bonaire, St. Eustatius and
Saba (the BES Islands) into The
Netherlands.
The more-than-9,000-word
report provides answers to many
of the questions in the minds of
BES islanders. A complete copy in
Dutch, Papiamentu or English can
be obtained from the RSC, al-
though only the Dutch copy is
considered "official." On this page
we have extracted a few of the
items of most concern to Bonaire.

The RSC will become the
employer of all (about 600)
Kingdom civil servants on the
BES Islands. About 400 of these
are workers transferring from
central and local government
jobs. A recruitment campaign has
been started to fill the remaining
200 slots. Preference is given to
Antillean residents or Antilleans
living in Holland.

Mr. Kamp's position, Commis-
sioner for The BES Islands, will
transition into the position of
Representative of the Kingdom
(RotK), based on the Wet open-
bare lichamen Bonaire, Sint
Eustatius en Saba" (The law on
public entities Bonaire, Sint
Eustatius and Saba-WolBES).
The Kingdom Representative is
the governmental link between
Dutch Government and the pub-
lic entities and is a governmental
body with legal responsibilities
that have been partially men-
tioned in the WolBES. Essen-
tially the RotK is the ultimate
authority for the BES Islands
because "some of the island ordi-
nances will have to be approved
by the Kingdom Representative
before entering into force. In
case of negligence of responsi-
bilities the Kingdom Representa-
tive may replace the Executive
Council or Lieutenant Gover-
nor.

The Ministry of Economic
Affairs has plans for improve-
ments of the electrical power grid
and the contribution for the pur-
pose of a strategic oil reserve on
the island.
The Central Bureau of Statis-
tics-CBS in the Netherlands has
taken the necessary steps to take
over the tasks of the CBS of the
Netherlands Antilles.
Upon initiative of the Ministry
of Economic Affairs, a plan has
been prepared to upgrade and
modernize the Bonaire Chamber
of Commerce (see related item in
Flotsam and Jetsam on page 8),
and update the Commercial Reg-
istry on the three islands.


Mail delivery- The Ministry
has had research done and agree-
ments will be made on the con-
cession for mail delivery on the
three islands after October 10.th

Ministry of Agriculture, Na-
ture and Food Quality
As a co-initiative of the Ministry
of Agriculture, Nature and Food
Quality (Ministerie van Land-
bouw, Natuur and Voedselk-
waliteit- LNV) assisted by the
IMARES institute of the Univer-
sity of Wageningen- two confer-
ences were held in Bonaire in
December 2009 and June 2010 as
a preparation of a management
plan for the Exclusive Economic
Zone (EEZ). This plan will be
aimed at the conservation of
the rich marine biodiversity
and sustainable fishery. The
Coast Guard is taking prepara-
tory measures for the manage-
ment of the EEZ.
Upon request of LNV, IMARES
on Bonaire in collaboration with
the environmental conservation
organization STINAPA and the
island agency for spatial plan-
ning and management (DROB),
has researched the threats to
Lac Cai, a unique natural area
with mangroves, sea grass and
coral reefs. An action plan will
be prepared.

Ministry of Defense
Since 2005, The Royal Nether-
lands Military Constabulary (De
Koninklijke Marechaussee-
KMar) has supported Customs at
the Bonaire airport. Starting
from the transition date the
BES-islands Caribbean Bri-
gade unit of KMar will be re-
sponsible for border control.
Collaboration with customs will
be intensive to achieve as effi-
cient a border crossing as possi-
ble.

Ministry of Youth and Family
For each of the three islands a
tailor made plan has been made
for a Youth and Family Center,
possibilities for positive leisure
activities, youth care and protec-
tion. During the year 23 addi-
tional staff members, as much
as possible with an Antillean
background, were recruited for
the implementation of the plans.
As per transition date, the three
Courts of Guardiansip
(Voogdijraden) on the BES-
islands will be clustered to one
Court of Guardianship and
housed at the RSC. To be able
to execute the legal responsibili-
ties properly, the staffing of the
Court of Guardianship will be
expanded and the work processes
will be professionalized.
In order to further promote posi-
tive leisure activities, the Jong
Bonaire Foundation has re-
ceived a grant to further de-
velop both the location and the


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range of after school activities
offered.
Bonaire will receive a direct la-
bor market push by enabling 20
local youth workers to further
school themselves by earning an
HBO-level in social pedagogic
help services. This project will
be executed by the Christelijke
Hoogeschool Ede.

Ministry of Justice
Due to the past suspension of
Dutch aid, the Custodial Institu-
tions Service (DienstJustitiele
Ii, 1,. 11,in, ,. DJI) has experi-
enced significant delays. Since
April 2010, efforts have been
made to work off the backlog
as much as possible and to in-
crease the capacity of the exist-
ing jailhouse by the transition
date.
The local recruitment, selection
and training of additional staff is
in full swing. However, it is ex-
pected that it will still be neces-
sary to send DJI-staff from the
Netherlands to Bonaire this
year.
In the meantime, the Government
Buildings Agency and DJI have
already taken the preparatory
measures to build prisons on
Bonaire and St. Eustatius. Cur-
rent thinking has them built in
2013 at the earliest.
As per transition date the BES
Public Prosecution Department
(Openbaar Ministerie BES) will
come into being. Together with
the Curaqao and Sint Maarten
Public Prosecutor Offices, the
BES will have one common
Public Prosecutor.
Police Department
On July 1, 2010, a new police
chief was appointed to the Bon-
aire Police Corps, who will also
act as the "kwartiermaker" for
the to-be-established BES Police
corps. With support of the RSC a
regional recruitment campaign
for more police was started at the
beginning of July.
Fire Department
The recruitment of a general
Head for the new BES Fire De-
partments has been started.
In anticipation of the transition
date, the fire brigades of Bonaire
and St Eustatius have enabled
their staff to acquire the required
aircraft firefighting diplomas.
The Governments Buildings
Agency has been requested to
take care of the management and
maintenance of the fire depart-
ment buildings on the three is-
lands. Bonaire's fire department
is purchasing a new "crash truck"
and a new fire department build-
ing should be ready in 2012. On
Bonaire an extra broadcast instal-
lation for better connection with
the emergency services is in
place.
Governance
The "kwartiermaker" govern-
ment is supporting the island


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"Top Guns" in the BES Islands: Bonaire Governor Glenn Thodd,
Queen's Commissioner Henk Kamp, St. Eustatius (Statia) Governor
Gerald Berkel and Saba Governor Jonathan Johnson.


governments with the implemen-
tation of the new laws and regu-
lations.
The Island Councils can start
drafting the ordinances for the
island taxes they wish to intro-
duce. For the levy and collection
of these taxes, completely up-
dated registries are required of
the buildings and installations
and individuals on the islands.
The work necessary for this is
currently in a finalizing phase.
At the establishment of the new
public entities, ceremonial as-
pects are important. Bonaire and
St Eustatius have decided to
preserve their current island
coats of arms in the new con-
stellation. The Netherlands will
handle the production of the
chains of office for the Lieuten-
ant Governors. Furthermore,
new ID-cards (sedulas) will be
introduced after the transition.

Transport
On the transition date the Dutch
minimum international safety
norms of the International Civil
Aviation Organization (ICAO)
will be introduced for the airports
of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and
Saba. A master plan has been
prepared to further develop
the Bonaire airport and have it
comply with these ICAO-
norms. Renovations of Bonaire's
runway will be paid by Holland.
It is expected that the to-be-
selected contractor will start the
work around January 1, 2011.
The analysis by Royal Haskon-
ing on the best location for a new
freight port in Bonaire has
been finalized. The actual con-
struction of the port will require
an amount of about 15 million.

Schools
It's recognized that Bonaire's
schoolchildren are not as well
educated as those in Holland.
Although progress has been
made at the elementary level the
level at the High School has de-
clined.
In consultation with the Execu-
tive Councils and the schools
involved, programs have been
prepared to use extra funds for
the improvement of school build-


ings and for the most urgent
needs. On Bonaire it includes
construction of a new school
with neighborhood facilities;
construction of a new school
for HAVO/VWO higher
grades; urgent facilities for the
instruction class rooms of the
SGB High School.
It was agreed with the island
governments that the Dutch edu-
cational system will be the model
for BES education.

Health, Welfare and Sports
The Ministry of Health, Welfare
and Sports (Ministerie van Volks-
gezondheid, Welzijn en Sport -
VWS) wishes to gradually allow
the level of healthcare on Bon-
aire, St Eustatius and Saba to
grow to be equivalent to that in
the European part of the Nether-
lands. On January 1, 2011, the
Ministry will introduce the BES-
health insurance, which grants
all legal citizens of the three
islands equal right to medical
and long term care.
The privatization of the general
practitioners (House Doctors) on
Bonaire is supported.
The increase of the number of
basic specialties in the Bonaire
hospital will take time. Contract-
based purchase of basic specialty
care will be arranged for internal
medicine, surgery, anesthesiol-
ogy, gynecology, pediatrics and
psychiatry. The expectation is
that around October 10 the first
medical specialist will be work-
ing in the Bonaire hospital and
that in the course of a year the
other specialists will gradually
become available.
A dialysis center is planned to
for Bonaire at the Bonaire hospi-
tal. At the same time the possibil-
ity of home dialysis will be in-
cluded.

Ministry of Social Affairs and
Employment plans to raise the
monthly retirement benefit on
January 1, 2011, from NAf
800 to NAf 900. The present
retirement age of 60 will be in-
creased to 65 over the next 10
years. U
Information from RSC press re-
lease/G.D.


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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page P.O. Box 407, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Phone 790-6518, 7 86-6125, www.bonairereporter.com email: reporter@bonairenews.com Since 1994 Printed every fortnight On-line every day, 24/7

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Page 2 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, O n Friday, the13th, Bonaire’s planned referendum was postponed until further notice. The Island Council adopted an amendment stating a referendum would be held “on a date to be determined later per Island Ordinance.” The action effectively cancelled the Island Government's attempt to test the mood of the people prior to the integration of the island with Holland on October10, 2010. The referendum's outcome in any case would not have affected the integration. The amendment was offered by independent councilman Anthony Nicolaas. Opposition leader Ramonsito Booi asked for a vote but his four-person faction got up and left without voting, leaving the amendment to be accepted by the four Democratic party members and Nicolaas. One of the matters that came up during the meeting was that the cost of conducting the referendum was estimated to be NAƒ 500.000. The budget approved earlier was only NAƒ 350.000. Even though the Bonaire Island Council seems to have indefinitely postponed the planned Bonaire referendum, according to published reports, the Referendum Commission has not received instructions from the Executive Council on whether or not to continue preparations for the referendum. Constitutional Expert Douwe Boersema was hired by the Executive Council as a consultant to chair the Commission. His fee has been the subject of discussion along w ith the cost of conducting the referendum. WILLEMSTAD-The Antillean Parliament approved the amendment to the Kingdom Charter last Friday evening after much debate with a 17 -4 vote margin. This was a step necessary to formalize the creation of new countries St. Maarten and Curaçao, allow the BES islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba, to become part of Holland and dismantle the existing Netherlands Antilles on October 10. A two-thirds majority was needed for approval. The members of Parliament from DPStatia, the Democratic Party of Bonaire , and the two members of the Curaçao “Pueblo Soberano” Party voted against the charter change. WILLEMSTAD — Keep your gas tank topped up. A shortage of fuel may be imminent for Curaçao and Bonaire. Despite contractual obligations from Venezuela towards Curaçao, the Isla refinery announced last Thursday that there was only 9500 cubic meters of fuel in stock. No fuel has been produced in Curaçao since its refinery has been closed because of technical problems. Curoil and the Board of Governors are currently looking for solutions. According to Curoil, the current stock is only sufficient for seven days. However, it is possible to purchase the fuel directly from PdVSA or elsewhere, but that may result in a considerable increase in the cost price because if fuel must be purchased on a short-term contract . In addition, the local economy could be seriously destabilized if there is no fuel available, because aircraft cannot refuel and the power plant cannot produce electricity. The imminent shortage of fuel locally is due to the Crude Distiller 3 (CD-3) unit not being started up yet. The CD-3 produces products such as gasoline, kerosene and diesel for the local market. A decision on the BES Islands tax laws is expected out of Holland by September 13, said Dutch State Secretary of the Interior and Kingdom Affairs Ank Table of Contents This Week’s Stories Waste Water Treatment Plant 2 Power Plus For Bonaire –Operation (part 5) 3 Parrot watch– Loras Grow Up 6 Letters to the Editor Power Plus, Salinja Vllijt 7 Nature Report 7 Tonky Frans-Stichting Project Ambassador 10 Congratulations Daysi 10 Three Generations of Pianists 10 New Pelikaan School, New Kids 11 Welcome Back Nazario 11 Cruise Tourism Workshop 15 Wounded Warriors Visit 15 HonoredGeorge Buckley, Jack Chalk 15 Dogs Banned From Beaches 17 Shelter Flea Market 18 ———————————————— Departments Flotsam & Jetsam 2 On The Island Since (Jan Jaap van Almenkerk) 4 Picture Yourself—Barranquilla, Colombia 6 Sudoku Puzzle 7 Bon Quiz #36 (Sea Beans) 7 Bonaire Voices– Enhance Your Intelligence 9 What’s Happening , Cruise Ships 12 Reporter Masthead 12 Classifieds 13 Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times, Moon Phase 13 Shopping & Service Directory 14 Panchito Kids’ Corner 16 Body Talk – What Can I Eat? 16 Bonaire On Wheels -Vanessa’s Off-Road Rover 17 Bon Quiz Answer 17 Sudoku Solution 17 Panchito Kids’ Corner Solution 17 Pet of the Week (Elizabeth) 18 Did You Know (Cocolithophores) 18 Sky Park (Giant Triangle) 19 Café Astrology 19 How to contact us Letters to the Editor: Reporter@bonairenews.com Story tip or idea: info@bonairenews.com The Publisher: George@bonairenews.com Box 407, Bonaire, Neth. Antilles. Phone 790-8988 Phone 790-6518 / 786-6518 Available on-line at: www.bonairereporter.com Printed Every Fortnight, On-line Every day, 24/7 Next edition printing on September 7 , 2010 Story and Ad deadline: September 4, 2010, 12 noon SCOOTER & BIKE SALES & REPAIR Peugeot, Kymco Loekie, Giant Gazelle Brands Parts and accessories for any brand scooter or bike Bike Clothes for Everyone Kaya Grandi #61 Across from INPO Open: 8:30-12:30, 2:00-5:30 Owner Operated freewieler@flamingotv.net The Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment ( Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en MilieubeheerVROM ) signed an agreement with the Bonaire Executive Council to provide a temporary waste water purification system. The waste waters from the hotels in the coastal area will be removed by vacuum tankers. Treatment will consist of aerating, silt removal and lowering the level of nitrogen. The treated wa ter will be reused for the cultivation of fast-growing feed crops for goats. The temporary waste water treatment will be financed by Dutch Ministries. The installation will become island property and will be managed by WEB, according to an RSC press release. The temporary waste water purific ation system is to bridge the gap until the installation of a municipal sewage system in the coastal area and a permanent sewage water treatment plant . The capacity of this plant – which will be financed by the EU and the Ministry of Transpor t, Public Works and Water Management ( Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat V en W ) – will be double that of the temporary installation. Florida Aquastore & Utility Construction has been named to direct construction of the temporary treatment plant. More than three years ago environmentalists raised concerns that effluent from shore-side homes, hotels, restaurants and businesses was harming Bonaire' s fringing reef by encouraging algae production. Despite promises for fast action it has taken until now just to get a contract . The new facility will be located on LVV (Agricultural Department) land and is to be operational next year. The Dutch Government had budgeted €50,000 for the project in 2009. Upon completion the facility will be the responsibility of the island government. Get A Better Payoff From Your Advertising Advertise in The Reporter 3,000 copies every issue– Delivered to Hotels and Shops Thousands More Readers On the Internet Call Laura at 790-6518 Email: Laura@bonairenews.com Bijleveld-Schouten last week. THE HAGUE-The Dutch economy grew strongly in the second quarter of 2010, mainly through increased exports. Annualized, the increase was 2.1%, compared with 0.6% in the previous quarter. AMSTERDAMImmigration of Antilleans and Arubans living in the Netherlands and emigration of people from the islands to the European part of the Kingdom were more or less balanced in the first half of 2010, announced the Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) last Tuesday. In the first six months, 1,310 Antilleans came to the Netherlands while 1,127 people returned to the islands, an immigration surplus of 183 persons. The CBS considers only immigrants who were born on the islands and as such they are not being blurred by migrating Dutch Europeans or foreigners who are moving via the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba to Europe and vice versa. CBS doesn’t specify the individual islands, but the majority (Continued on page 8)

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 3 A t 9 am on Friday, August 20, the new electrical power plant near BOPEC began commercial operation. At 9:09 am power failed all over Bonaire. “Embarrassing,” said Hans Linkels, the manager of Ecopower, the owner of the power plant. “It happened because our protection circuits are very sensitive and the double power feed has not been hooked up yet. But in a few months everything should be adjusted and this won’t happen.” By 12:30 pm power was restored to all Bonaire. It was the second blackout in a little more than a week. Think of what happened this way: If you have a short in your TV, the TV fuse should blow before your main house fuse. And the TV’s failure should never cause your whole neighborhood to black out. But the Ecopower power plant “fuses” are so sensitive that when a truck hits a power line or a high voltage cable short circuits, the whole island goes out… not just the neighborhood. Two experts from Holland and Germany are here this week to correct the problem. At 11:09 am on Thursday, August 12, Bonaire was first supplied with electricity from the new EcoPower plant near BOPEC. At that time a test of the new facility was begun by WEB, Bonaire's island-owned utility. WEB's Aggreko generators at Hato and Trans World Radio are silent. The following Friday a strong thunderstorm hit the island, the type which sometimes caused outages in the past, but the power continued uninterrupted. The first blackout was on Tuesday, August 17, at 1:09. The problem was caused by a truck hitting a high tension line on Kaya Amsterdam. According to their press release WEB personnel quickly discovered the cause of the problem and began the steps needed to reconnect the WEB grid to the Ecopower plant. By 5 pm power was restored to all areas of Bonaire. A high voltage cable short circuit near Warehouse Bonaire the next Friday, August 21,was the cause of the second outage. The SGB high school closed early because the temperature in the school was reportedly as high as 45°C ( 113°F ) in some classrooms. Only the oil-fired power plant is providing power. Ecopower has not switched in the wind turbines. This week an engineer from the manufacturer of the turbines will be on-hand for the phase in. Under normal conditions wind is expected provide around half of Bonaire's energy. Refer to past Bonaire Reporter series, "Power Plus for Bonaire" for details of the new system. The challenges of building a state-of-the -art power plant cannot be overstated. Consider Bonaire’s hot, windy, salty air, the long lead time and distance to get equipment, basic logistics plus the fact that the island has to import virtually all the skilled people needed to do the technical jobs. The completed plant is highly automated, normally requiring only two operators per shift. The Ecopower staff numbers 19 people including maintenance, clerical and management people. It should be worth it though. The combination of wind power, burning lower cost fuel and an improved distribution system is expected to result in lower electricity rates for Bonaireans. The cost of electricity to homes and businesses will be determined by WEB who is responsible for the distribution of power and water to the island. WEB has also made improvements to their “grid” which should also bolster reliability of the electrical supply. Now that the Ecopower plant is in commercial operation it will be put up for sale. As a result of the recent world financial crisis, Ecopower’s parent company, Ecocern, went bankrupt. But, under the terms of the contract, the Rabobank of the Netherlands guaranteed completion of the power plant. The fiduciary trustee of the bankruptcy proceedings decided not to liquidate the Bonaire Ecopower project but rather to see it to completion. The property is much more marketable as an operational plant. Several serious inquiries have already been made for its purchase. It would add to their prestige and to their “bottom line” as well to own a facility that can not only use biodiesel fuel but sustainable wind power as well. Congratulations to the Ecopower and WEB staffs who are working towards making better and cheaper power possible for the people of Bonaire. Many of them have worked long hours to accomplish the successful switchover. G.D. Ecopower graphics

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Page 4 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, “W hen I was six years old, my father who was in the military was stationed in Biak and so we moved from Holland to this small volcanic island near the northern coast of Papua, Indonesia. At the time it was under Dutch rule. In the mornings I went to school. We used to race off the mountain on our bikes. And in the afternoons my brothers and I went to the sea or into the jungle. In 1963 the island was transferred to the Republic of Indonesia and all the Dutch had to leave. I was 10 when we came back to Holland. It was fun, but when winter came we didn’t like it that much anymore. I always wanted to go back to the tropics.” He smiles. “It’s that nostalgic feeling that you have… and… I am a freak when it comes to plants and nature. I’ve always been like that – even when I was a little boy. So, I studied tropical agriculture in Deventer and in Wageningen, Holland. My career in Holland started when I became the coordinator of a children’s farm and an environmental center. Still, I couldn’t get the tropics out of my mind. In 1983 I made a trip through the Caribbean where I visited some agricultural projects on Jamaica and I ended up on Bonaire. I lived here for six months while I was doing research for the LVV department testing the quality of the water in the wells and dams. I was living in Amboina and there wasn’t much choice when it came to groceries. The only thing you could buy was white cabbage and sometimes a few tomatoes. The island was empty and quiet. I thought it was very small. Before, I had lived two years in Surinam, working with the maroons in the inland and then with an Indian tribe close to the Brazilian border, a remote little village. Over land and by the river it took me 14 days to get there. And when I finally arrived my four Indian colleagues appeared to speak perfect Dutch! The official language in Surinam is still Dutch. From 1985 till 1992 I’ve worked as a development-aid worker in Nicaragua where we set up an agricultural research station deep in the jungle. The farmers would come on horseback from all over the region to our center where we would give practical three-day courses. I’ve taught local farmers how to pass on the knowledge to their colleagues. That’s why the name of the project was ‘ Campesino a campesino’ (’From farmer to farmer’). We would sit under a big roof, with tables and chairs during the daytime. At night about 20 hammocks were hung underneath the roof as the farmers went to sleep. Well, after being abroad for over 10 years I wanted to know what it would be like to work in Holland, with Dutch farmers. I got a great job as an advisor for agricultural nature conservation and in 10 years I visited hundreds of farms in Holland. I took my bicycle on the train and went everywhere. In Holland it’s so easy. However, the farmers would laugh when they saw me. They were used to seeing an official in a BMW! In Holland farmers are state-subsidized to create and manage wooded banks, puddles and bushes, to attract and shelter all kinds of plants and animals. It’s a way to make the countryside more attractive for people and animals. Maybe…” He smiles and his eyes light up “ it would be a good idea (Continued on page 5) “In Holland farmers are state-subsidized to create and manage wooded banks, puddles and bushes, to attract and shelter all kinds of plants and animals. It’s a way to make the countryside more attractive for people and animals. ” Jan Jaap van Almenkerk

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 5 ROCARGO SERVICES, N.V. International Freight (Car) BV The ONLY company offering direct weekly consolidation services from Europe/Holland to Bonaire www.ifc-consolidators.nl Jupiterweg 1A (Ecopark) 4761 RW Moerdijk, Holland Tel 31-(0) 168-40-94 94 Fax 31-(0) 168-40 94 70 Offering DAILY Express Services from and to Bonaire For shipment tracking www.fedex.com The World On Time Kaya Industria 12, KralendijkBonaire—N.A. 717-8922 FAX 717-5791 Email:info@rocargo.com Amcar Freight, Inc. The ONLY company offering direct weekly consolidation services from Miami, USA to Bonaire www.amcarfreight.com 7860 N.W. 80th Street Medley, Florida 33166 Tel. (305) 599-8866 Fax (305) 599-2808 For All Your Shipping Needs Full service door to door by air and by sea. Customs clearance, transportation, warehousing. International and local relocation. Packing material in stock. Qualified and professional personnel. Timely, accurate and reliable ISO 9001: 2000 Certified if the kunukeros here could get the same subsidy. The abandoned kunukus could be revitalized and reactivated and some parts could be fenced in and planted with fruit trees, wooded banks of Yatu (Kadushi cactus) could be planted and the dams and tankis restored, so that not only people, but all kinds of animals could profit from the environment. But… yeah, that’s a subject for the future…” Jan Jaap is a boyish, mellow guy. He’s bright, he has seen the world, he is enthusiastic and motivated and he enjoys life. He’s also very energetic and a lot of fun and at the same time very basic. He and his partner, Maaike Smal and their son Ingel make a very beautiful family. “I met Jan Jaap in 1999 at a dance party at the COC in Deventer, Holland,” Maaike says. “I saw him immediately; he seemed very interesting and sweet and I fell for him instantly!” “The first time I saw Maaike dancing,” Jan Jaap says, “ I knew she had Creole blood!” “We’ve been together ever since.” Maaike smiles. “ And in 2007 Jan Jaap felt homesick for the tropics once more. We went to Indonesia to visit Jan Jaap’s father who has been living there for over 20 years, and we considered moving there, but it did feel like a third world country with a very different culture. Then Jan Jaap went to see his brother who lives in South Africa. I didn’t want to go with him because I thought it wouldn’t work out anyway. But when he came back I had missed him so terribly, so I told him, ‘I’ll go wherever you want me to go!’ By then he had already discussed Bonaire with his brother.” “I came with my brother to Bonaire,” Jan Jaap says. “ For my brother the island was a bit too small, but for me it held a lot of good memories and I thought ‘this could be it!’ Two months later I came with Maaike.” “It was very exciting,” Maaike laughs, “because it was important that I would like it. From the airport we drove to town. First I saw the dry salinas with the dead and broken trees and I thought that was beautiful. Then we passed by a sort of industrial area and I felt, ‘It’s very small here!’ But that was only that day, because then we talked to so many people to gather as much information as possible and the days flew by in no time. After a week I thought, ‘I will never know – not even after a month – I have to live it!’ When I was very young my parents were development-aid workers and I lived in Nepal from when I was three months old until I was three years old. My mother also lived for a short time on Curaçao and my grandmother is from Surinam. So, my family didn’t think it was such a big deal for me to move here. The most important thing was and is that Jan Jaap and I get along real fine. Well, when we arrived here, Ingel went to elementary school for the first time. Jan Jaap didn’t have a job and neither did I! But soon enough I got a job with a computer firm and then Jan Jaap, Hans Faassen and I founded the Kibrahacha Foundation.” “I was visiting Rocky Emers of LVV,” Jan Jaap says, “ and I met an American who wanted to start a hydroponics farm on Bonaire – a special way to grow plants with water, not earth. I did research and worked for the Bon Bini Hydroponics farm for one year, then the economic crisis struck and the owners had to stop. However, they will restart the project in 2011 and they’ve asked me to manage it and I will. In the meantime I’d started another research project with DROB, LVV and the University of Wageningen, Holland, to analyze the dust problem on Bonaire. The outcome was that we do have dangerously high levels of dust. Even questions were asked in Dutch parliament. Hopefully sometime soon something will be done about it. Another project we’re doing with Edshel Martha is to get SGB youngsters involved in planting, culture and nature. And I am also working as an advisor for a temporary waste water treatment plant which will be ready this coming February. Next year we hope to run an educational agricultural program with LVV and FORMA for anybody who’s interested in working on the land. If they get their diploma, they can get a lot of land to work on.” He grins. “ There’s so much work to do that Maaike has become the office manager of the Foundation. We wrote three projects, which are in the pipeline now. One more thing, the Tree Planting Festival will take place November 21st. This year it’s supported by STINAPA, Ban Boneiru Bek and TCB and for this project we’re going to fence a piece of land in Washington Park, so that goats cannot come there. Eventually people will be able to compare and see the impact goats have on the vegetation.” Maaike smiles. “ After one year we were going to evaluate whether we should stay here, but that moment passed by just like that. We never thought about it anymore. Now we are going to buy a lot of land and build our house and plant our fruit trees.” Story & photos by Greta On The island Since (Continued from page 4) +(599) 796 9567/ +(599) 796 9567/ For more info: soldachi-rincon@hotmail.com Ingel , Jan Jaap and Maaike

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Page 6 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, T he Lora breeding season is almost at an end as the chicks are now, after 60 days of darkness in the nest, beginning to fledge. The last fortnight of field work has revealed decreasing numbers of chicks in nests, and more and more empty nests . After 50 days in the nests keeping warm and getting fatter by the day, the chicks reach their “asymptotic weight.” This is the heaviest they will ever be, around 320g. Once they are fully developed and sufficiently chubby, their parents will stop feeding them. So, at 50 days old, the chicks begin to lose weight and they will lose about one third of their body weight before leaving the nest. During this time, they start to climb around inside the nest, and if there’s enough room, start stretching and exercising their wings. Some chicks are able to climb into nooks and crannies inside the nests where we researchers can’t reach them, making our life rather difficult. As clever and confident as they may be inside the nest, they find that the outside world poses all kinds of new and daunting challenges for them. It’s a terrifying place for a newly fledged chick, despite being guided and fed by their parents for several months after fledging. Having survived the risk of being poached while still in the nest, fledging Lora chicks are still vulnerable to this threat. Fledglings are terrible flyers and pretty clueless. They will perch low down in trees, on the ground and on overhead wires, and seem to be oblivious to what danger there may be nearby. People have been known to knock young Loras from trees or from wires when they come to town in search for food with their parents, as it is not difficult to identify them. I have often heard young Loras begging their parents for food in town, and parents will regurgitate food to them. The young birds are very playful and socialise in groups and learn from each other how to tackle new obstacles like climbing trees and eating fruit. It seems that some of the young birds have quite a bit more blue on their faces than the older birds, and they also have darker eyes as opposed to the bright orange/yellow of the adults. Some fledglings from the nests that we have been monitoring have rings on both legs. The rings are coloured, unlike the rings put on pet Loras. Fledglings from previous years have been sighted socialising in areas close to the nest they came from. Knowing the whereabouts of birds of different ages is important for us so that we have an idea of the population structure and what Lora s of different ages get up to. This will help us to protect the habitats important to Loras at different stages of their lives to ensure a healthy population for the future. If you see any Loras with coloured rings, don’t forget to get in touch! info@parrotwatch.org Story & photo by Rhian Evans Evans is leading the Parrotwatch project team in its 5th year on Bonaire. L ongtime Reporter associate Jaidy Rojas visited with family in Barranquilla, Colombia, last month. She was joined there by her daughter, Alejandra, a university student studying in The Netherlands. She tr avelled with her son Juan, a student at the SGB High School. Holding a copy of The Reporter is her niece, Julieth —————————————————————————————————— 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 phot o of yourself with the newspaper in hand. THE BEST PHOTOS OF THE YEAR WILL WIN THE PRIZES. Mail photos to Bonaire Reporter , Box 407, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (AN). E-mail to: info@bonairereporter.com. Rowan Martin photo

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 7 PRAISE FOR POWER PLUS ARTICLES Dear Editor: Your article "Power Plus for Bonaire" is simply marvelous! I've seen superb reporting in Washington, D. C., New York City and London, but you beat them all. You and yours perform a very valuable service that is deeply appreciated by, and very valuable to, all those who enjoy it. Robert J. Patch Note: The latest Power Plus article appears on page 3 ————————————————CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES IN SALINA VLIJT MUST BE STOPPED Dear Editor: Last Saturday, I passed along the Vlijt Salina, located opposite the Harbor Village Resort. I was surprised to see about 20 flamingos in the shallow water of this vast reservoir of rainwater. It reminded me of the thrilling story of Sipke Stapert in a June issue of BR about the ecological value of this unique area and about the enormous damage caused by the current development of it by Harbor Village Resort which has started by dumping large volumes of earth and rock in the water of the salina. It is happening because of a serious blunder of the government of Bonaire which, not realizing the ecological importance of this salina, did not declare it a protected area and gave it to the developer in a long term lease. Wondering what data there was about the Salina Vlijt I found in the June 2010 agreed Ruimtelijke Ordening Plan voor Bonaire and particularly in the simultaneously released Strategic Milieu Beoordeling – Strategic Environmental Evaluation of this plan, I left all my work in order to study the 420 pages of these important documents which will deterime the future development of our island. On page 49 of the mentioned plan, I found that the existing water areas ( waterpartijen ) – salinas and other rain water storage areas have an important task of conservation, restoration and control of the natural and ecological values of Bonaire. In the plan, Salina Vlijt is called the area for storage of rain water, located south of the Kaya Amsterdam. In the color map, forming a part of the plan and showing the future destination of individual parts of the island, the Salina Vlijt area is light blue which means that it is one of the mentioned waterpartijen . In Article 48 of the Strategic Environmental Evaluation, with a headline “Water – Salina”, page 186, I found the following (translated in English): “ In the areas, designated as Water – Salina, only structures, being no buildings, are allowed to be built for the benefit of the control of these areas. For execution of activities which could have consequences for the water management and the quality of the water a permission must be given by the Bestuurscollege. The Bestuurscollege may give this permission only when the water storage task and the ecologic values of the area will not be affected.” It is evident that according to the mentioned documents, after they will be finally approved by the Bestuurscollege, which is expected to happen soon (the deadline for comments and objections to the plan was August 8, 2010), the activities being currently executed in the Salina Vlijt will become illegal and have to be stopped unless permission to continue these activities will be given by the Bestuurscollege. Jiri Lausman FULL DIGITAL SERVICES FUJI MINI-LAB KODAK & FUJI FILM SLIDES, E-6 PROCESSING PASSPORT PHOTOS BATTERIES, CAMERAS FRAMES, PHOTO ALBUMS GREETING CARDS Les Galeries Shopping Center (Bordering the parking lot) 717-5890 Open M-F 8:30-12, 2-6 pm, Sat. 9-12 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. Answer on page 17. Island Hopper Vacation Packages to Anguilla and Saba Anguilla is best known for its 33 beaches, gourmet and West Indian Cuisine, snorkeling and romantic honeymoons. Saba is a tranquil island best known for hiking and spectacular diving. The tropical rainforest is bursting with flora and fauna for the nature lover to behold. Leave Bonaire at 8 AM and arrive on either island by lunch time. Choose from casual bungalows to lovely villas. Contact the Anguilla and Saba specialists at 800-219-0118 (US Toll Free), On Bonaire call 786-3134 or email ann@antiguacaribbean.com today! BONAIRE-A ccording to the recently released 2009 annual report from the Committee for Nature Policy the largest threats to the quality of seawater around Bonaire are from construction activities along the coast, sewage water from septic tanks (along with their nutrients and bacteria), and the soil from erosion. This Committee provided the Executive Council (BC) with environmental advice 57 times in 2009. The Executive Council heeded the advice in 54 instances . It reported that the number of large reef fish and lobster has decreased drastically and that the first lionfish was seen in the waters of Bonaire last year. STINAPA has already caught more than 150 lionfish. Over the past 10 years American scientist Robert Steneck, together with Bonaire National Marine Park, conducted various studies into the health of the coral reef. The report said the reef has deteriorated considerably. Scientists have advised to purify the water from septic tanks as soon as possible because the wastewater along with the nutrients and other environment-damaging substances increased the growth of seaweed in the seawater. The committee also suggested legalizing the moratorium, in effect since the 90s, on new diving companies. The Committee for Nature Policy was set up as a result of the Nature Policy Bonaire Ordinance of October 2008. Its task is to advise the Executive Council on the protection and conservation of nature on the island. Press release Sea beans M any types of seeds are found along Bonaire’s shores. These seeds are commonly called sea beans. They are carried from the continental rivers to the sea and drift for months until they reach shores like ours. These seeds are generally polished and made into necklace ornaments. (WP Armstrong) They are part of th e large legume family ( Fabaceae ) which contains an enormous amount of tropical vines, and some of the most interesting belong to the genus Mucuna. There are many species of Mucuna throughout the tropical regions of the world. Some of the most common are shown in the photo: E. Mucuna holtonii (cf. M. argyrophylla). Sea bean with velvety pods native to Belize. H. Mucuna rostrata . Sea bean from the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. I. Mucuna urens . Sea bean from Golfito, Costa Rica. (cf. M. sloanei). N. Mucuna sloanei . Drift seed from the Caribbean. Q. Mucuna gigantea Sea bean from Hawaiian Islands: Tan, unmottled bean from Maui. S. Mucuna fawcettii. Caribbean drift seed. Hilum thicker than other Mucuna species. Q) What is the local name for this seed, and how were/are they used? Answer on page 17 BonQuiz appears regularly in The Reporter. It’s prepared by Christie Dovale of Island Tours. To arrange a tour, contact her via her website: IslandToursBonaire.com Phone 7174435 or 795-3456 Email: christiedovale@hotmail.com. It took only 7 days for this marker bottle anchored off the coast to get coated with algae Albert Bianculli photo

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Page 8 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, of persons moving are from Curaçao. The 2008, 2009 and 2010 figures are remarkably stable compared to the previous years. From 1995 to 2003 there was an immigration surplus with large numbers of Curaçaoleans moving to the Netherlands. The peak year was 2000 when more than 10,000 persons left the islands. Research has shown that Antilleans and Arubans mostly move to the Netherlands to study, or because they hope to find suitable work. Beginning this week, Insel Air passengers can check in online via www.fly -inselair.com and offered a 10% discount to University of the Netherlands Antilles students . Insel air is the first local airline company to offer this service and benefit. A passenger can check in online 24 hours before the desired flight, choose his/her own seat, and print out and take along the boarding pass. The new service of online check-in is possible on all Insel Air destinations (Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Paramaribo, Kingston, Miami, Valencia and San Juan) with the exception of Port-au-Prince, Sta. Domingo and Las Piedras. Passengers carrying only hand luggage only need to arrive 60 minutes before departure. Passengers with baggage could check this in at the dr op-off counter up to 120 minutes before departure but do not have to stand in the check-in line. Bonaire’s Muslim community joined the rest of the Arabic world in observing the holy month of Ramadan as of Wednesday, August 12. Ramadan is marked by 30 days of fasting and prayers to ask Allah for forgiveness and purity. Bonaire has a sizeable Muslim community that prays in the mosque on Hanchi Anboina. The US White House is preparing measures that would expand opportunities for Americans to travel to Cuba and send money there, congressional and Obama administration officials said last week. The measures would make it easier for Americans to get US government licenses for cultural, educational and sports exchanges, according to congressional aides briefed on the new policy. They would not end the longtime economic embargo or the ban on US tourists visiting the island. Caribbean tourism destinations breathed easier. Correction : Despite what we published last issue, the next time we get five Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays in August will be August 2021. Thanks to Genady Filkovsky for being the first to point this out. Kriabon, Bonaire’s farmers’ cooperative, has elected officers for the coming year: Sidney Manuel President Walter de Palm VicePresident Jasinto Frans Secretary/2ndTreasurer Itcha Coffie Second Secretary Willem Cecilia Treasurer Supervisory Council: Arlette Verbeek Richinel Emerenciana Marjan Swagerman John Frans The Bonaire Chamber of Commerce ( Kámara di Komersio Boneiru ) has been reorganized. A new board has been named: Evert Piar , President; Benito Dirksz , Secretary; Sherwin Pourier , Treasurer; Martien van der Valk , Vice President; Huub Groot , Second Secretary . Start training now. For the 10th time, Jeugdhuis Jong Bonaire is organizing its annual fund raising event Swim to Klein Bonaire . This year it will take place on Sunday, October 3, at the beginning of Regatta. Last year, almost 400 people swam from the starting point at Eden Beach to Klein Bonaire and part of them swam back as well. Again a record-breaking number of participants are expected. For those who do not wish to swim back (and for safety reasons) Jong Bonaire will provide boats to pick up people and return them to Eden Beach . Congratulations to Special Security Services which celebrates its 27th year in business this month . This fine company, headed by Benito Dirksz, not only protects its clients’ homes and businesses from break ins but even assists the police often by apprehending criminals, before, during and after a crime has been committed. The actions of the SSS staff is definitely beyond the call of duty! SEBIKI, the organization for parent and childhood education, will again offer a pre-natal course, beginning September 1 to October 7, every Tuesday and Thursday nights at the SEBIKI center, Kaya Pedro P. Sillië # 4, from 7-8:30 pm. Prospective mothers who are 16 weeks or more pregnant are invited to join. The course will give guidance and information for the future mothers on: pregnancy, nutrition for mother and child, teeth care and more. As well as informative lessons there will be exercises. All lessons are under the guidance of a professi onal and there will be informative material available. For more information call SEBIKI at 7172436. Don’t forget to say to our advertisers, “I heard about you in The Reporter.” It’s their support that keeps The Reporter free . If you have a favorite shop that does not advertise remind them that they can improve their business if they do. G./L. D. Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2) Airport: Divi Divi Air DAE Air EZ Air Insel Air Valerie’s Airport Shop Banks: MCB (Playa & Hato branches) ORCO Bank Giro Bank Restaurants: Bistro de Paris Capriccio Casablanca China Nobo City Café Eli Deli El Mundo It Rains Fishes Lover’s Ice Cream-Hato Pasa Bon Pizza Patagonia Dive Shops: Blue Divers Carib Inn Tropical Divers WannaDive Shops: Antillean Wine Company Benetton Best Buddies Botika Bonaire Botika Korona Budget Marine Chat ‘n’ Browse City Shop DA Shop DeFreewieler Digicel Exito Bakery Green Label INPO Kooyman Napa Paradise Photo Playa Trading Hotels: Belafonte Bel Mar Buddy Dive Capt. Don’s Habitat Carib Inn Den Laman Divi Flamingo Eden Beach Plaza Resort Roomers Sand Dollar Supermarkets: Cash & Carry Cultimara Joke’s Mini Market More for Less Progresso Sunshine Market TIS Warehouse Bonaire Zhung Kong Market, Hato Government: Bestuurscollege RSC-APNA Building Customs Parliament BVO Others: Bonfysio Botika Bonaire Botika Korona Budget Marine Caribbean Laundry Centro di Medico Dentist Office Von Egmond Digicel Office Extra Newspaper Office Fit 4 Life Green Label Hair Affair Harbour Village Marina Health & Fitness CenterMio Cellular Napa Photo Tours RSA Insurance Rocargo San Francisco Hospital TCB Telbo WEB office Bookstores: Addo’s Books & Toys Flamingo Bookstore Realty Offices : Bonaire Partners Bonaire Sunshine Homes Caribbean Homes Harbourtown Realty Re/Max Paradise Homes Sunbelt Realty RINCON: Chinese Store Joi Fruit Store Rincon Bakery Rose Inn Tusnara Market B e pampered for breakfast or lunch by youngsters in training for the world of the professional restaurant business by the Stichting Project. Delicious menu. Good prices On Kaya Gob. N. Debrot – opposite the Divi Flamingo Hotel Open: Weekdays 9.00-14.00 The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will introduce a fee for Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA) beginning September 8. All foreigners travelling to the US must have ESTA Authorization. The fee is comprised of two parts: Processing Charge All applicants requesting an electronic travel authorization are charged $4 for the processing of the application. Charge determined by Travel Promotion Ac t (TPA) If your application is approved and you receive authorization to travel to the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), an additional $10 will be charged to the credit car d. If the electronic travel authorization is denied, only the application processing fee will be charged. The fee must be paid by credit card at the time of enrollment at www.pay.gov. Some debit cards may be used for payment but only if they do not require a numerical PIN. Pay.Gov uses advanced encryption to protect transactions while applicants are logged in. When accessing a profile, any account numbers applicants have entered will be masked on the screen. DHS is exploring the possibility of adding other payment methods in the future. Existing ESTA registrations remain valid for travel through their expiration date or until the passport expiration date if it expires sooner. DHS also announced the elimination of the paper arrival/departure form (Form I-94W) for authorized travelers from nations participating in the Visa Waiver Program, which includes citizens with a passport issued by the Kingdom of The Netherlands. All travelers seeking entry to the US with valid visas still have to complete Form I-94 Arrival/ Departure Record. All travelers (travelling both on ESTA registration and on visas) still have to fill the customs declaration (CBP form 6059B).

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 9 S chool has started. Children go back to school all dressed up in their school uniforms, with their bags loaded with books. Parents, of course, expect their children to give their best performance in school. What parent is not concerned about his or her child’s ability to study and get good grades? I suppose all parents have that concern. Have you as parents ever thought about playing chess? This sport is a kind that increases your ability to think in order to make the right move. We interviewed Mr. Serapio Pop (54), the famous Bonairean champion chess player who also plays checkers (also known as “draught”; “ dam ” in Papiamentu) and dominos. In the domino tournament they call him “Mr. Computer.” Mr. Pop has plenty to tell us about his own experiences. “In 1983I started watching chess playing videos and showed these videos to an audience to get young and older people involved in the game. People only came once in awhile to the classes. In 1987 I participated in a chess tournament on Curaçao. By then I decided that when I came back to Bonaire I’d concentrate more on the youth. With the help of BSV ( Bonairiaanse Sport Vereneging ) a sport federation founded in 1988, we got the youth going in a chess tournament. In 1989 Bonaire got its first chess champion, Mr. Anthony Nicolaas, today a deputy in the Island Government. In 1991 Elly Willem was three times champion, once in Aruba. Angelo Montero won the first and second place in Aruba. We have youth champions like Michelangelo Pop, Lorenzo Sille, Xuwe n Zen, and more youngsters are developing their talent in playing chess.” Mr. Pop continues, “Today we have 19 children registered and after six years of full training they become advance leaders. On Thursday nights at SGB ( School Gemeenschap Bonaire ) high school, from 7 to 9 pm, we have the adults and advanced youth training. On Friday evenings, from 5 to 7, there’s youth training for beginners. The fee for a full school year is NAƒ 50. The monthly fee is NAƒ5. If children like to play checkers they are also welcome. In 2010 at the ABC championship in Curaçao, Bonaire became champion in two categories: Children age 6-9 was won by Jaden Crestian, and in the second category, Children age 10-12, it was Micheal Santaris. The overall youth chess player was Lorenzo Sille in fourth place. For the upcoming tournament in Russia this fall, Bonaire has been selected by the International Chess Federation to be part of the Dutch Antilles delegates: two ladies from Bonaire, two ladies from Curaçao and one as a substitute. The ladies from Bonaire are Nadyniela Coffie (12) and her mother, Rudsela Coffie. Both of these well trained ladies will participate in the Chess Olympics in Siberia, Russia, from September 20 to October 4. The county where they will be playing is called Khanty-Mansiysk. Men’s teams participating will come from 105 different countries and women’s teams from 90 countries and every single lady will play. We also have the Central American games to focus on for other youngsters and the first Aruba Tournament in November 2010. The goal of chess is to help you time, plan and listen to your game. It’s a combination of mathematics and relaxation. As it normalizes your heart beat, you become more efficient in reading, explaining your opinion, challenging your ability for the game, taking notes and learning how to cope with lost games. I’d like to have workshops for teachers and introduce chess in schools and in all the neighborhoods, even in Rincon. Many people play chess at home. On September 4 we will have a quick public chess activity. Mr. Norwin Lau, Bonaire champion in checkers, is also able to help. We know that chess can be of great help for subjects like mathematics, accountancy, reading, logical thinking, analysis and articulation. In chess also you may achieve diplomas: the Pawn Diploma for the basic level, Rook Diploma for second level and King Diploma for third level.” So parents, this can be a great opportunity for your child to enhance his or her intelligence. Story & photo by Siomara Albertus Send your comments to The Bonaire Reporter, P.O. Box 407, Bonaire, or email reporter @bonairenews.com . From Bonaire Nautico Marina BONAIRE NAUTICO MARINA At It Rains Fishes Restaurant Call Henk at 560-7254 / Bob 786-5399 www.bonairenauticomarina /VHF 68 info@bonairenauticomarina.com THE ONLY WALKON / WALKOFF Catamaran Kantika di Amor Up to 27 people and supported by a brand new larger sister Catamaran Kantika Too Up to 50 people TRIPS Every Day (max 1.90 meter draft), Dinghy tie up at north-inside dock at US$10 weekly up from Monday till Monday. Water and 115/220 v. 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Page 10 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, R enowned Antillean pianist and composer, Wim Statius Muller, returned to Bonaire at Plaza Resort’s Cacique Hall Friday, August 13th, for a classical evening in concert with two other members of his highly talented family. Living up to his reputation as grand winner of the Aruba International Piano Festival of 2007, Statius Muller’s grandson, Alexander Kraft van Ermel, began the evening with flawless solo recitals of selections from the works of Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev, among others. Kraft van Ermel was followed at the piano by his mother, Annette Statius Muller, who played spirited selections from Albeniz, Debussy and the Calypso “El Curaçao” Op. 2 nr. 4 in e-minor by her father, Wim. Wim Statius Muller brought the evening into the finale with selections from his own “Antillean Dances,” played with the virtuosity that his audiences have come to expect. Not without its comedic side, Wim Muller departed from the “Dances” into two recognizable classical preludes, which quickly evolved into “Happy Birthday” tributes to a local 15-year old music student at Bonaire’s Kasa di Musika . Perhaps the highlight of the evening came with a piano duet by Wim Statius Muller and grandson Alexander, who brought the audience into the charm of the moment in their very special musical relationship, easily understood by the audience in the shared smiles and winks between the first and third generation Statius Mullers. The “Three Generations Concert” was sponsored by the Classical Music Board Bonaire. Story & photo by Bob Gilmour Wim Statius Muller, Annette Statius Mu ller and Alexander Kraft van Ermel L ast week world freestyle windsurfer Tonky Frans was on hand at the teaching restaurant, "de Bonaireaan," as the official Ambassador of the Stitching Project. Tonky says he supports the Stichting Project’s programs that give young people “in danger of falling out of the boat” a new chance. “This is something I have wanted to do for a long time,” he says, “to help young people who are struggling. In this way if I can make a contribution, then I love to do it.” Mick Smit, Director of the Stitching Project, asked Tonky to be the Ambassador for Stichting Project. “I was in Fuerteventura ( for the windsurfing competitions ) last month and I saw how great guys like Tonky, Tati and Kiri perform, not only with their performances in windsurfing but also their presentations to the public. These guys are top athletes in the world of windsurfing. Hundreds of people in Fuerteventura enjoyed their actions on the water. Afterwards autographs were handed out and everyone wanted to be photographed with them. And all the speeches they give when they’re on stage are a great advertisement for Bonaire. In short we believe that we now have role models on Bonaire. So I think it's great that Tonky Frans said ‘yes’ when I asked him if he wanted to be an ambassador for the Stitching Project.” Press Release C ongratulations to Daysiree (“Daysi”) Digna Thode-Martinus who on August 18 celebrated 30 years of service to the Bonaire Government. Over the years she’s held critical jobs in Archives, Legal and Economics departments. Commissioner Marugia Janga (above right) representing DEZA, presented Daysi with the cust omary envelope. In addition, Marcelo “Chaly” Anthonie, President of the government workers labor union ABVO, presented her a gift from the members and an ABVO pin. Press release Sunbelt Realty N.V. Kaya L.D. Gerharts 8 717 65 60 info@sunbelt.an|www.sunbelt.an Stitching Project photo ABVO photo

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 11 Al Fresco or Air Conditioned Dining Between Downtown and Hotel Row One street inland—Kaya Gob. Debrot 46 Reservations: 717-7070 info@bistrodeparis.com Open Monday -Saturday I n August 2004 the Pelikaan School opened with 25 students. This August, 2010, the school opened its doors to 185 children in their new accommodations at the old International Bible Church/ activity building of Trans World Radio building on Kaya Amsterdam. The other good news is that the school will now be 80% subsidized by the government . According to Principal , Wilma Bohm-Sandig , it was a miracle that the school was able to be completed sufficiently to receive students by the opening of the semester on August 11. After having requested funds from the MCB bank in order to buy the building from Trans World Radio, the school got its okay for the loan in April. There was a lot of scrambling to prepare the building, to turn it into a school with classrooms, a teachers’ room, bathrooms and office. The floors, the windows, the roof, the playground – all needed work or replacement. The school board, the parents and the construction company, Bonned, all came together to work, putting in overtime even on the weekends. Time was running out and there was still so much to be done. Finally, on Friday, August 6, the school got permission to move in. “On that Saturday and Sunday,” explains Ms. Böhm, “we moved all the stuff from the old school over to the new one. But there was still more to finish before the students could be here, set for Wednesday, August 11. Even on Tuesday people were still working here until 10 at night, finishing up putting the toilets in the bathrooms!” To a visitor’s eyes, the school is a delight – light and airy thanks to the original high ceilings, panoramic windows, pastel shades on the walls, colorful driftwood “sculptures” with each child’s name, bright posters and surprisingly, it’s relatively quiet and serene. The Pelikaan School students, ages 4 to 12, are divided into eight groups with nine teachers, plus a gym teacher. Principal Böhm also teaches if someone is ill. ( At the moment there are two openings at the school: a full time Papiamentu teacher and a teacher for Dutch as a second language. Contact Ms. Bohm info@pelikaanschool.com) Volunteers are there for reading, helping on school excursions and other tasks. Classes may consist of different aged students. If a child excels in math, he or she is allowed to progress to the extent of his or her ability. If the student needs more work in a subject then he or she will be in that level group, not necessarily with his or her age group. But what about students criticizing another student who’s slower in a particular subject? “We don’t allow that,” Ms. Böhm says. “The children are encouraged to offer to help the slower ones and to consider that a challenge. And that’s what happens!” Maybe that’s because there is a big emphasis on the principals of “Non-Violent Communication.” Thanks to Annemiek LeNoble and Ms. Bohm, both the students and the teachers have been indoctrinated into its principles. At the moment the school can accommodate up to 200 students. The grades 1 to 6 are full, however, there are spaces for children in grades 7 and 8 (ages 10, 11, 12). For more information call the school at 7174301. Laura DeSalvo N azario Alberto, the “North Salinja Roadrunner,” has done it again but even more! He just returned to Flamingo Airport last Saturday, having completed his sixth* “Four Days of Nijmegen ( 4 Dagse di Nijmegen) International walking event” (50 k per day for four days) in Holland….and… not only that but he entered and completed the one day-100-km International Kadee Dodentocht walking classic in Belgium. He was greeted at the airport by friends, family, walking companions, government officials and The Reporter (who have been long time fans of Nazario’s). Now, at age 62, this man cannot be stopped! Nazario has proved it’s never too late. At 49 years old he gave up cigarettes and caffeine, “cold turkey,” he says, and started walking. He changed his life style, started walking all over the island, including the Tower to Tower walk with Boi Antoin, joined the walking group Plataforma Kunuku Bieuw . Nearly the whole island has been covered by those flying feet. He trained seriously and in 2003 he completed his first 4 Dagse di Nijmegen . The Four Days event in July, which has been going on for more than 80 years, is considered the most prestigious international walk. After Holland Nazario ws off to the 100 km Kadee Dodentocht in Belgium, held on August 13 this year. This event has been going on for the last 40 years. Starting in 1970 with 69 walkers the Dodentocht has now, according to them, “grown into the largest and most famous 100 km walk throughout Europe. More than 20 nationalities are represented. The beautiful walk goes over three provinces, a combination of busy village centers and quiet places.” The theme is “Walking for a Better World.” Nazario did this walk between 13 and 14 hours! He’s an ambassador for Bonaire and always shows our flag wherever he goes. One wonders, what challenges are next for Nazario? Laura DeSalvo * Add a year to that as in 2006 he arrived in Holland only to find the 4 Dagse di Nijmegen was cancelled due to the scorching hot weather. Nazario (center) was greeted by family and a crowd of friends

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Page 12 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, REGULAR EVENTS € Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park Tours $21 (includes tax). Discounts for residents and local people. Tel. 717 -8489, 540-9800. € Parke Publico children’s playground open every day into the cooler evening hours. Saturdays € 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. Big Marché first Saturday of the month— www.infobonaire.com/rincon. € Wine Tasting at Antillean Wine Company’s warehouse on Kaya Industria, second Saturday of the month , 7-9 pm. Snacks and tasting of six wines for $10 (NAƒ17,50) per person. Tel. 560-7539. € Soldachi Tours—See the real Bonaire and be transported back in time. Learn about the history, culture and nature by Bonaireans from Rincon. Call Maria Koeks for more information—796-7870. Mondays € 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 Captain Don’s Habitat Bar– Get up close and personal with Bonaire’s dive pioneer. The Captain will autograph your copy of his newest book Reef Windows . Fridays € Harbour Village Tennis, Social Round Robin 7-10 pm. $10 per person. Cash bar. All invited. Call Elisabeth Vos at 565-5225 FREE SLIDE/VIDEO SHOWS Sunday– Creature Feature– John and Suzie Wall of Buddy’s Digital photo center present a multimedia slide presentation about Buddy’s House Reef pool bar Buddy Dive, 6:30-7 pm, 7175080 Wednesday Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) presents an informative slide show: Sea Turtles of Bonaire, at 7pm, every 2nd and 4th Wednesda y at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn (717-8819) BONAIRE’S TRADITIONS 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 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 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 December 25th. and January 1st. Call 788 9015 or 796 5681 CLUBS and MEETINGS 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, NAƒ2,50, call Renata at 796-5591 to find out the evening’s location. Darts Club plays every other Sunday at City Café. 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 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. For more information call 510-0710. Rotary lunch meetings Wednesdays , 12 noon-2 pm Divi Flamingo Beach Resort 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 Crusita de Palm at 786-3827 or Lucia Martinez Beck, at 786-2953. CHURCH SERVICES Protestant Congregation of Bonaire: Kralendijk, Wilhelminaplein. In Papiamentu, Dutch, English, Sundays, 10 am. Rincon, Kaya C.D. Crestian, in Papiamentu, Sundays, 8:30 am. Children’s club, Saturdays, 5 pm, in Kralendijk Sunday School, Sundays, 4 pm, in Rincon. Bible Study an d Prayer meetings, Thursdays, at 8 pm, Kralendijk. New Apostolic Church: Centro di Bario Nord Saliña, Sundays, 10 am. Services in Dutch. 700-0379 . International Bible Church of Bonaire, 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. Fridays, 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 , Saturday at 6 pm 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 Ministerio di Kristu Hesus Services Sunday mornings at 10 am at Jong Bonaire Youth Center in English, Dutch and Papiamentu. Preaching the full gospel. Contact: 786-2557. Prayer and Intercession Church, in English. A full Gospel Church l ocated 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 Latter -day Saints : Kaya Sabana #26, Sundays: 9 am Sacrament Services (Translation to English and Papiamentu upon request) 10:20 Sunday School, 11:15 RS/YM/YW/PH Primary held from 10:20-12 noon Visitors welcome: Call 701-9522 for Information. Who’s Who on The Bonaire Reporter Take The Reporter Home—1-year subscription: By mail to US $75; By mail to Europe $170. By Internet, Free (asking a $35 donation.) For information about subscriptions, stories or advertising in The Bonaire Reporter , PO Box 407, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles; phone (599) 790-6518, 786-6125, E-mail: info@bonairereporter.com The Bonaire Reporter, George DeSalvo, Publisher. Laura DeSalvo, Editor in Chief. Address: P. O. Box 407, Bona ire, Neth. Antilles. Available on-line at: www.bonairereporter.com Published every two weeks Reporters: Siomara Albertus, Annie, Tony Angila, Stephanie Bennett, Katie Brown, Christie Dovale, Rhian Evans, Bob Gilmour, Jack Horkheimer, Greta Kooistra, Jane Madden Unattributed photos are by the editor or publisher. Distribution: Yuchi Molina (Rincon), Elisabeth Silberie & Georgina Sanchez (Playa), Divi-Divi Airline Housekeeping: JRA. Printed by: DeStad Drukke rij, Curaçao ©2010 The Bonaire Reporter Send event info to: The Bonaire Reporter reporter@bonairenews.com Tel:790-6518, 786-6125 CLOSE-IN EVENTS Friday, August 27 – Taste of Bonaire , Wilhelmina Park. Theme: Celebrate our Planet. Stands selling specialties from Bonaire restaurants, 6-9 pm. More info at info@tourismbonaire.com Saturday, August 28 Frank Reyes, one of the best known bachata artists, performs at the Plaza Resort, 7 pm. Tickets: $30-$120, call 702-7594 Saturday, September 4– Miss Bonaire Finals at the Plaza Resort Sunday, September 5 Local Fishing Tournament Sunday, September 5 Duo Fest International Competition Monday, September 6 Bonaire Flag Day Dia di Boneiru (legal holiday) Celebrations in Nikiboko all day 35th Anniversary of Glenn & Friends –A series of concerts and events (mostly free) by Glenn & Friends to celebrate their 35-year anniversary and to thank the Bonairean community for all their support for the last 35 years, which began on Sunday, August 15, in Tera Kora . Sunday, September 12Wilhelmina Park, 4-to 9 pm. Wednesday, September 15 – fundraising Bon Kune at the Credit Union Lourdes in Rincon 4 – 9 pm Sunday, September 19 – Sentro Bario in Antriol, 4 to 9 pm. Sunday, September 26Sentro Bario Nort Salina, 4 to 9 pm Sunday, October 3 – BBQ from 11 am – 3 pm at Kaya Milon 9 NAf 12,50 Saturday, October 16 – Big 35th anniversary celebration, Rincon 7:30 pm until dawn. Sunday, October 3– Jong Bonaire Swim to Klein Bonaire October 24 Bonaire Xtreme Duo MTB race Sunday, November 14Dia di Gracia– 10th Annual Thanksgiving Free Giveaway– donations being accepted now at Termotek, Kaya Korona tel. 717-4658, Meredith 786-2024, Jella 510-7412 or Mamita Fox 717-2953/ 796-1919 November 21 —Tree Planting Festival Date Day Ship name Time PAX Every Sunday through Tuesday From now through Spring 2011 Scientology ship Freewinds Arrives 0630 Departs 2200 150 Cruise Ship Calls -Informati on provided by the TCB 2010 .

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 13 Bonaire Reporter Classifieds— Are still free Got something to buy or sell? Non-Business Classified Ads (up to 4 lines/ 20± words): FREE Commercial Ads only NA ƒ 1,10 per word, for each two-week issue. Call 790-6518 or 790-8988 or email info@bonairereporter.com LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS, Rentals, Property For sale in Hato: The house with the patio, Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 166, look for the signs. Email: digitalis1956@hotmail.com _______________________________ FOR RENT Spacious 2 bedroom apartment in safe neighborhood. Good location on Punt Vierkant, Belnem. free wireless internet. $790.—per month excl. utilities Phone 717-8405 ———————————————For SALE: Private lot past 1,000 m2. Excellent location near Kralendijk’s city center. Good investment opportunity. Price Euro 65,000.— excl. buyers costs. Further information: TEL. 09-5603734 TEL. 09-5176774 —————————————— MISCELLANEOUS For sale in Hato: 12 feet inflatable Achilles boat, including 15 hp Yamaha twin outboard engine and trailer. Asking price: Ang 4000, Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot 166, digitalis1956@hotmail.com ——————————————For sale, 4x ob engines , Tohatsu 30HP . Brand new, 30 hours. S2000 p/p. phone 700 7357 ——————————————— For sale, 4x Catamaran boats incl. ob engines, Tohatsu 30HP Brand new, 30 hours. $4000 p/p. phone 700-7357 ———————————————For Sale Sherwood Profile Dive Computer NEW $175 USD. console type. call Kim 788-1939. no voice mail messages please. ——————————————— FOR SALE: 2002 MX-5 Mazda Miata Convertible Excellent Condition, 5600 Actual Miles, Red/w black top/black leather interior. $19,950 Phone: 786-1016 ——————————————— For Sale: LG 6.5 kg washer , queen mattress and box, matching grey 2seater couch and 1 seater chair , LG 29” TV , Teak furniture : coffee table, antique TV cabinet, 2 bar chairs, 2 three drawer side tables, two drawer side table. ALL items 1 yr. old and in great condition. Happy to negotiate prices of individual items or all items together. Call 788-5604 . ——————————————— For Sale: 2009 Cannondale F5 mountain bike (cherry red) with Rock Shox, tubeless tires, and SPD pedals. Well maintained. NAƒ. 1500. Call 788-5604 or view the bike at De Freewieler. ——————————————— FOR SALE: FULL bed size 140 x 190 Hotel quality brand. Price $250. TEL: 796-5530 ——————————————— FOR SALE Double bed 2 persons, mattress + box spring + frame $ 250. Phone 717-8405 ———————————————Pinball Machine –Jokerz – NA 495 Call 717-8819 from 8 am to 5 pm Tel (599) 791-6272 / 785-6272 hans@outdoorbonaire.com www.outdoorbonaire.com For Quality House and Office Cleaning .. CALL JRA Serving Bonaire for more than 15 years Honest, Reliable, Efficient, Thorough, Low rates, References. One time or many Phone 785-9041 … and relax. ———————————— 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 ——————————————— LUNCH TO GO Starting from NAƒ6,50 per meal. Call CHINA NOBO 7178981. Web site: www.chinanobobonaire.com __________________________ 16 Flights a day between Bonaire and Curaçao Divi Divi Air Reservations 24 hours a day Call (5999 839-1515) Or (5999 IS YOUR HOUSE NEW TO YOU? Make it more livable from the start. FENG SHUI CONSULTATIONS Also interior or exterior design advice, clearings, blessings, energy, healing, China-trained. Experienced. Inexpensive. Call Donna at 795-9332 . 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. Aug. Day High Low High Low High Sunrise Sunset Fri 27 03:02 / 0.43 ft 09:59 / 0.18 ft 16:05 / 0.55 ft 23:35 / 0.20 ft 6:25 18:49 Sat 28 04:10 / 0.37 ft 10:12 / 0.19 ft 16:29 / 0.64 ft 6:25 18:48 Sun 29 00:31 / 0.13 ft 05:09 / 0.32 ft 10:26 / 0.19 ft 16:57 / 0.74 ft 6:25 18:47 Mon 30 01:17 / 0.06 ft 05:55 / 0.28 ft 10:46 / 0.17 ft 17:29 / 0.84 ft 6:25 18:47 Tue 31 01:57 / 0.01 ft 06:31 / 0.24 ft 11:13 / 0.13 ft 18:05 / 0.93 ft 6:25 18:46 Sept. Wed 01 Moon Last Quarter 02:36 / 0.03 ft 07:03 / 0.22 ft 11:47 / 0.09 ft 18:43 / 1.00 ft 6:25 18:46 Thu 02 03:13 / 0.06 ft 07:34 / 0.21 ft 12:28 / 0.05 ft 19:23 / 1.05 ft 6:25 18:45 Fri 03 03:51 / 0.07 ft 08:10 / 0.22 ft 13:15 / 0.03 ft 20:06 / 1.06 ft 6:25 18:44 Sat 04 04:28 / 0.06 ft 08:53 / 0.25 ft 14:09 / 0.03 ft 20:52 / 1.04 ft 6:25 18:44 Sun 05 05:06 / 0.06 ft 09:44 / 0.31 ft 15:12 / 0.06 ft 21:41 / 0.97 ft 6:25 18:43 Mon 06 05:44 / 0.04 ft 10:41 / 0.39 ft 16:27 / 0.10 ft 22:36 / 0.86 ft 6:25 18:42 Tue 07 06:23 / 0.02 ft 11:43 / 0.50 ft 17:56 / 0.13 ft 23:38 / 0.73 ft 6:25 18:42 Wed 08 New Moon 07:04 / 0.01 ft 12:45 / 0.63 ft 19:36 / 0.12 ft 6:25 18:41 Thu 09 00:51 / 0.59 ft 07:48 / 0.04 ft 13:46 / 0.76 ft 21:14 / 0.06 ft 6:25 18:40 Fri 10 02:13 / 0.48 ft 08:35 / 0.07 ft 14:45 / 0.88 ft 22:37 / 0.03 ft 6:25 18:40 Lac Bay-Sun Rise/Set, Moon Phase and Tides Winds and weather can further influence the local tide’s height and time A business ad here can cost as little as NAƒ 27. Email your ad to laura@bonairereporter.com Tel. 790-6518, 786-6125 ———————————————Antiques and Collectibles Call 795-9760 ——————————————— Wanted– Looking for a carousel slide projector in good working condition. Call 795-9760 ———————————————— WantedAirline Approved Large Dog Kennel . Call 786 3134 ——————————————— Te Koop keramische kookplaat $76. Schuifpui zoNAƒsluitende gordijen nu $150. Tel.717 2529 Bonaireverhuur. —————————————————Te Huur vrijstaand huisje op Hato, 2 slaapkamers alle luxe all in $900 of excl $690. tel. 717 2529 ———————————————— For Sale. BC $150-Fins for shoes $70-Belt $10-Mask $24-Weight from 2-8 lb. tel 717 2529 —————————————————For Sale wreckaged (sic) paintings with and without frame. tel 717 2529 ——————————————— Can you teach an old dog New Tricks? I would like to learn how to play guitar but I don't have the time or patience. Can you teach me to play specific songs? Gordon Lightfoot? Have guitars, have piano, just no talent. Please call Brian 717 3527 or 701 3527 ———————————————————— NV for Sale. IT, Hosp , Mktg, Inactive since purchase. Best offer over NAƒ 5.000 plus buyer pays transfer costs. Owner on island 8/21-9/4. aggiel8d@yahoo.com ————————————————Writers/Reporters Wanted ( paid by the word ) Call 790-8988 Call The Bonaire Reporter at 790-8988/786-6518

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Page 14 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, AIRLINES Divi Divi Air. Bonaire’s “on time airline” with 16 flights a day between Bonaire and Curaçao. Your first choice for inter-isla nd travel. Now flying to Aruba. APPLIANCES /TV/ ELECTRONICS and COMPUTERS 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. ART & GALLERIES The Richter Art Gallery, located in Belnem, is Bonaire's only fine art gallery, and features original paintings, limited edition archival art prints, and hand made jewelry created by long-time residents Linda, Jake, and Krystyana Richter. BEAUTY PARLOR Hair Affair . Expert hair cutting, styling, facials and facial waxing. BOOKS Reef Windows is Captain Don’s latest book and features the true stories of the naming of many Bonaire dive sites. A great souvenir as well. CARS AND BIKES BoCar sells several top brands of cars and provides maintenance and mechanical and body repair for your car no matter what brand. De Freewieler sells bikes and all kinds of bike accessories. They do professional repairs on almost anything on two wheels. Have your keys made here too. DENTURE REPAIR All Denture Lab —for the best denture care by an experienced professional. Repairs while you wait. Next to Botika Korona on Kaya J. G. Hernandez. DINING Bistro di Paris A real French restaurant with great food, affordable prices and friendly Bonairean ambiance. Owned and operated by a French Chef On Kaya Gob. Debrot ½ 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. ON & IN THE WATER Carib Inn is the popular 10-room inn with top-notch dive shop and well stocked retail store. Best book trade on Bonaire. Good pr ices on regulator repair, dive computer H.Q. GLASS BOTTOM BOAT Get a glimpse of Bonaire underwater without getting wet. Safe, comfortable new boat, open bar, free snorkel and mask. UNDERWATER VIDEO ScubaVision Pro video of your Bonaire vacation, above and/or below the water with a custom DVD by Bonaire’s top videographer, Hendrik Wuyts FITNESS Keep in shape at The Health & Fitness Center Bonaire . It is the only Real Les Mills Health Center in the Caribbean. 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. 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. HEALTH Harmony House— Using science to find the problem. Using natural products to correct the problem . Also our Essence range of herbal teas & handmade soaps. At Kaya Papa Cornes 2 Natural Way Health Store— The place where all the hard to find natural and healthy products are. Upstairs from Botika Bona ire, on Kaya Grandi. HOME CARE Bonaire Second Home Care can handle all the needs of second home owners on Bonaire including inspection, management and cleaning. INTERNET AND CELLULAR SERVICE MIO offers by far the clearest, most reliable phone signal on the island PLUS WIRELESS HIGHSPEED INTERNET almost ever ywhere on Bonaire. PEST CONTROL 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. PHOTO FINISHING Paradise Photo in the Galeries Shopping Center downtown offers fast, fine processing for prints, slides, items and services. Full digital services . PHOTOGRAPHER Bonaire’s creative video and still photographer for the wedding or other important events in your life. ScubaVision, Kaya Grandi 6, see website scubavision.info or YouTube REAL ESTATE / RENTAL AGENTS 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 home. Caribbean Homes, “the Refreshing Realtor,” specializing in luxury homes, condos, lots, rentals and property management. And now Yachts! 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. RETAIL Benetton, world famous designer clothes available now in Bonaire at prices less than those in US. For men, women and children. The Health & Fitness Center Bonaire is the official Nike outfitter on the island. Footwear and gym wear is available. STORAGE The Storehouse ( Mangazina in Papiamentu ) offers Secure Storage For Vehicles, Household Items, Diving And Sporting Gear, Business Files or Inventory. Across from the northern hotel row. 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. Pr ofessional and efficient. FedEx agent. What would we do without their superb services? SUPERMARKETS Warehouse Supermarket on Kaya Industria— Biggest air conditioned market with the, largest selection and lowest prices on the island. TRAVEL Caribbean Wind a nd Sun Vacations -Island Hopper Vacation Packages to Anguilla, BWI call 7863134 or email ann@antiguacaribbean.com today! (ISLAND) TOURS Christie Dovale will personally take you on a fascinating tour of the island. Contact her via her website: IslandToursBonaire.com Phone 717-4435 or 795-3456. You will remember it always. WATER TAXI Get to Klein Bonaire by Ferry. Ride the Kantika di Amor I or II . Hotel pickup. Easiest landing on Klein Bonaire with built-in ramp 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. Kaya Industria 23, Mon.-Sat. 9 amnoon. Sunbelt Realty Kaya Fortnightly Advertisers in The Bonaire Reporter are included in the guides. Free! Call 790-6518, 786-6518

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 15 B onaire should be proud of its hosting the recent visit of Wounded Warriors, disabled servicemen and their families: Joe and Andrew Serna Jr, Dan Carlson, Dillon and Lee Behr, Nathan Cruz, Andy and David Kubik, Victor Sassoon and Dickson Perez. The warmth and welcome from individuals and businesses was heartening. See the previous edition of The Reporter for a list of those involved,. G.D. U nderling the importance of cruise ships to the local economy the Tourist Corporation Bonaire (TCB) gave a cruise ship service t raining course for 150 participants on August 10. Attending were partners in the cruise ship tourist industry. The course focused on the importance of the human role which is key to the success of a destination. Speaking were Tourism Deputy Anthony Nicolaas and TCB Director Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes. Workshops were held to develop “Excellent Service”and“Taxi Prid e.” Participants received a “Seal of Quality” from the TCB, to g o on their car, badge or store. More information may be had from TCB’s Evelain Marchena, Rolando Marin or Helen Thode. Tel. 717-8322. Press Release CRUISE SHIP TRAINING COURSE Nathan Andy Joe O n July 15th, BONHATA recognised long time friend of Bonaire, George “Clam” Buckley, on the occasion of his 100th visit to the island with the Golden Flamingo Award. George is the Coordinator for the Certificate in Environmental Management program and the Research Advisor to the related Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) program at the Harvard Extension School. He assisted in the campaign to get Klein Bonaire back in the hands of the Bonairean people, performed extensive marine research in the waters and reefs of Bonaire as the Director of the Marine Ecology Project here and many other tasks of benefit to Bonaire. Additionally, George brings down groups of students three or four times a year to assist in carrying out research projects. You can sign up for one or more of George’s courses. They are available on-line (see below) at http://www.extension.harvar d.edu/2010-11/courses/11925.jsp?caller=dce Press release/ G.D Big Wave Dave photos George “Clam” Buckley looks pleased with the attention he’s getting from BONHATA’s Marion Wilson and Sara Matera A t the same event, it was Harvard University’s pleasure to present Jack Chalk, general manager of Captain Don's Habitat with a certificate of appreciation from their Sustainability and Environmental Management Program for all that Captain Don’s Habitat does in these fields. Congratulations, Jack! Press release/ G.D Term CRN Course Title/Instructor Day/Time Location Number Fall 2010 11925 ENVR Environmental Management I Wed Harvard Hall 104 E-101 George D. Bu ckley 7:35 – 9:35 pm Spring 2011 21784 ENVR Sustainable Ocean Environments Mon Harvard Hall 104 E-110 George D. Buck l ey 7:35 – 9:35 pm

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Page 16 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, H aving spent so much time (and still do) on telling everyone what they should not eat, or what is bad for them, I have been asked to write an article on what is left to eat. Mistakenly, I thought it was quite obvious what we should be eating, or not. I am aware that the world is overrun with fad diets, misleading supplement information, or eating according to your blood type, or just ordinary caring people, trying to help. The problem we are all facing is the media. Today, red meat is good for you, next week it’s wine, next month it’s this or that supplement. Next year – who knows? Are you being spoon fed, or have you forgotten to listen to your body? You know what is good for you and what is not, which foods make you feel good or which foods make you feel bad. Eat your meat; the body needs protein. The mistake we make is by overcooking the meat before we eat it. Another mistake is the bulk of our protein for the day is usually in one meal – at night. Not a good idea. Most meals are so high in carboh ydrates and so low in protein, year in and year out, that the body starts breaking down. Whether you get your protein from meat, fish, chicken or eggs – it does not matter. In most diets, it is th e shortage of protein and the excess of carbohydrates that is the problem. Try this: Take your body weight in pounds and divide by 15. That is how many ounces of protein you MUST have per day. Divide this figure by 3 and this is the number of ounces of protein you should have per meal. Most people already consume this much protein, but in one meal. As good as fruit is for a person, if you have a sugar handling problem (not necessarily diabetic) too much fruit could be a problem. How do you feel after eating fruit? Do you have it after a meal? The second most important issue after what you eat, is when you eat it. I have people telling me that they do not buy fruit or vegetables from the market “because they use pesticides in Venezuela.” If you think Venezuela is the only place using pesticides, think again. The ONLY way on Bonaire to avoid pesticides etc. is to grow “it” in your own yard. Pesticides and modern farming go hand in hand. Besides, your body is equipped to deal with all kinds of “nasties” although this does not mean you have free range to do what you want. So, my answer is quite simple – EAT ANYTHING THAT YOU THINK IS GOOD FOR YOU. Your biological individuality will determine what is good or bad. Just watch for the signs. Stay away from processed foods and meats. The reason they can survive on supermarket shelves for so long is that they are full of polyunsaturated oils, preservatives and salt. That is what is bad for the body. Get back to basics and stop eating processed foods. Remember, the processed food industry is not concerned about your health, only their pockets. Stephanie Bennett Next: If you have a weight problem, you are MALNOURISHED! SO WHAT CAN WE EAT! Author Stephanie Bennett was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied herbs, minerals and nutrition. Before moving to Bonaire she continued her studies in UK, and now researches Bonaire health issues. She is the owner of the Essence Nutritional Center S harpen your Papiamentu and English language skills with this puzzle from the creator of Bonaire’s top kids’ website, Panchitobonaire.com . Tony Angila, “Tio Tony.” Solutions on page 17 www.

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 17 Antriol/Bonaire – A lmost always the muddy red metallic Land-Rover Discovery, owned by Vanessa Smits, is parked in front of Duijn Bonaire/Duijn Blokkenfabriek, situated along the Kaya Industria. Vanessa works at the office of Duijn. This location is easy to find. Then, if you want to visit Vanessa at home, meet her in her own house, this is something completely different. The name of the road is very hard to find on the map. You have to drive along the Kaya Korona in the direction of Rincon, turn right in the direction of Antriol North, find your way to Bario Mexico, follow the tarmac, then cover an unpaved track and try to find a yellow wall… So it took a little time. Luckily the red Discovery is huge and impressive and distinct from a lot of other vehicles. The car was parked in front of the yellow wall. Now I only had to yell and become friends with a couple of big German shepherds. Vanessa has been on the island of Bonaire since December 2008. She started with a little white Suzuki Samurai which appeared to be completely nothing compared to the variety of Land-Rovers she was used to. The tiny Suzuki “jeep” could not really cope with the Bonairean terrain. The vehicle changed color from white to brown, lost more and more weight and finally collapsed. Time for something real now. Way back in time in The Netherlands, once, one of Vanessa’s colleagues invited her for an off-road ride in his Land-Rover Freelander. That day Vanessa got completely hooked on off-road driving and on the British made Land-Rovers. They went to Germany and France to practice and develop their skills. It takes a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge to cope with unknown and unpaved terrain. Always go down a hill in the same gear as you climbed it, never press in the clutch pedal and be very careful and polite with the brakes. Then, still in Europe, the LandRover Freelander was replaced by a metallic grey Range-Rover and a Land-Rover Defender 110. Same color. Later on they had a RangeRover sport. The Defender, the well known traditionally shaped square model is Vanessa’s favorite. But as Vanessa is not the only person who really loves the Defenders they appeared to be to expensive and hard to get on the second hand market. So on Bonaire she had to get used to the flakemetal Suzuki Samurai, but the car did not pass the test. Vanessa and her friend checked the internet and they found a very nice example of a Land-Rover Discovery at Ter Horst, a company in the eastern part of The Netherlands, dealing in four by four vehicles and recycling Range-Rovers. The vehicle was not even that expensive because it was too huge and too heavy for the Dutch customer. The tax that had to be paid for a vehicle like this was too high and fuel consumption wasn’t that low. On Bonaire the road tax system is different, fuel is relatively cheap compared to Europe and distances are short. So the Discovery was bought and the company shipped it to Bonaire. Since the summer of 2009 the Bonairean traffic has been enriched with Vanessa’s property. It is not a Defender but at least it is a Land-Rover. This Discovery has a body with a lot of light alloy parts. It is mounted on a sturdy chassis and there are four coil springs mounted between the chassis and the ridged axles. The original Land -Rover five spoke aluminum rims carry the vehicle and impressive 16-inch B.F. Goodrich mud/terrain tires are mounted (light truck 255/85R16). Under the hood a huge 3.5 liter V-8 is spooned in. On the rear door it reads V8i Catalyst. The engine is connected to a five-speed gear box and of course there is high gear and low gear. The four-wheel drive is permanent. The whole car is converted to a real off road vehicle. The tires are high and ballooning, suspension is high, a snorkel is mounted to the fuel injection system to avoid water getting into the combustion chambers. Vanessa is very proud of her Discovery. “My car is a real work horse. It is very reliable. I did not even have a single flat tire! (Knock on wood!/jb) Just recently I drove the unnamed unpaved track that leads from the unpaved Broertje Janga road to the coast. Fun to do and no problem for my LandRover!” And indeed, Vanessa loves her car. The only “problem” is that she does not like to clean the vehicle. The inside is a little messy and the outside is muddy and dirty. Luckily some employees of Duijn Blokkenfabriek also fell in love with the vehicle and on a more or less regular base they grab the hose and sponge and they clean the car. Lucky Vanessa, lucky car! Story & photos by J@n Brouwer Vanessa’s Off-Road Rover The 75th of a series of Bonaire Reporter articles by J@n Brouwer, featuring some of Bonaire’s interesting vehicles that are “on wheels.” On course for 100+ Puzzle on page 7 Bon Quiz ( from page 7 ) Question: What is the local name for this seed, and how were/are they used? Answer: Juku Kept in a money purse, it maintains cash flow. When scratched on a hard surface several times, and you touch your loved one with it, you are meant to stay together forever ! Puzzle Solutions Puzzle on page 16 A pre-production 1947 Land Rover. Its dimensions were the same as the wartime US Jeep B ecause the presence of dogs on public beaches “causes inconvenience to visitors and the overall safety of beach goers as well as threaten turtle nests and the flamingo colonies” certain Bonaire beaches were closed to dogs by a newly approved law: Bonaire Regulation 1997 (AB 1998, No. 6), signed into law by the Governor on May 2, 2010. The beaches are: Playa Lechi (formerly Sunset Beach); Playa Lechi South beginning at the Boulevard (north); Playa Chachacha; Playa Pal'i mangle (Airport Beach); Forni Kalki (Bachelor's Beach) " The area from Salinia (Salt Pier) to the Williamstoren (Lacre Point); Kabaye (White pan) (Pink Beach) (and surrounding area) Pelike and surrounding area Sorobon; Cai; Nukove; Tolo; Piedra haltu (Trapi) (Thousand Steps); Andrea 1 and 2; Klein Bonaire. By implication all other Bonaire beaches are open to dog walkers. These include Playa Frans, beaches off the marine reserves, Playa Grandi, Lagoen and others. Press release/G.D .

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Page 18 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Captain Don’s Island Grower NV 103 Kaminda Lagun ( road to Lagun) (Look for the blue rock and dive flag) Phone: 786-0956 A part of Plantation Guatemala Plants, Trees, Tours and More Open from Friday thru Sunday and all holidays. 10 am till 4 pm nonstop “Almost a solid hectare of growing potted plants and trees. Thirty minute tours. Bonaire born and raised, strong plants for beautiful Bonaire gardens. Reasonable prices starting from NAƒ 5. Landscaping designs, graphically assisted.” — Captain Don Did you know… that there is a type of plankton that, when abundant, is visible from space? They are called cocolithophores and they are tiny, single-celled phytoplankton . Phytoplankton use sunlight to photosynthesize and create food for themselves. They live in the upper most layer of the oceans, which is why, when there are large blooms of cocolithophores, they are visible from space. They are the most abundant plankton in the ocean and have a larger population than any other plankton on earth. When these organisms die, their calcareous body parts sink. This has created, over thousands of years, a thick layer of ooze at the bottom of the sea. As you are out scuba diving you probably have never realized that ther e are thousands of these tiny plankton drifting around you because they are microscopic in size! Katy Brown Katy Brown, a senior Biogeoscience undergraduate from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, studied with CIEE Research Station Bonaire this summer. photos-http://www.windows2universe.org J ane Madden, one of the spokespersons from the Bonaire Animal Shelter’s cat cage residents, writes about our Pet of the Week, “Elizabeth.” “ Elizabeth is a very rare beauty! Red and white female cats are quite uncommon...and Elizabeth carries her colors with regal bearing. She is only five months old but already has a strong and sturdy physique unlike most female cats and will be a beautiful adult queen. Her exceptional beauty is accentuated by amber eyes that are deep and soulful. Elizabeth has a gentle and loving demeanor and loves to be handled and carried...but bring out the toys and the royal robes are off and she's a fun-loving kitten at play. She loves other cats, dogs but is perfectly happy with just human companionship .” The adoption fee for cats is NAƒ 75 and that includes tests for feline leukemia, shots, worming and even sterilization. You can be assured you’re getting a healthy and sociable pet when you adopt from our Shelter. Don’t forget to drop by the Shelter gift shop on the Shelter grounds. You’ll find all sorts of animal toys, leashes, collars, art work and of course the most “in” Shelter tee-shirts – great for gifts or for yourself . The Shelter on the Lagoen Road is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm and from 3 to 5 pm. Tel. 717-4989. Website: www.bonaireanimalshelter.com . Laura DeSalvo/Jane Madden “Elizabeth.” Eva-Lisa, gave the contents of her piggy bank to Marlies for the Shelter. S helter Staff member, Greta Kooistra writes that the Animal Shelter Flea Market on Saturday, August 14, earned NAƒ 2.500 with the sale of books, household items and clothes. And NAƒ 168 was donated. All this money goes to help keep our Shelter open for homeless cats and dogs. Old friends met, new people made friends, the animals were delighted with all the attention and five dogs and five cats found loving homes so it was a wonderful day for everyone! Thanks to all who participated and especially to all those volunteers who got all the hundreds and hundreds of items organized and together and managed the day! L. D./Greta Kooistra Volunteer Queentje took care of the bar and the money she did a great job Greta Kooistra photos

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Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, Page 19 D o you know that every weekend in early September three very bright stars, which make a giant triangle, shine overhead? Let me tell you how to find them. Simply go outside between 9 and 10 pm, Sky Park, time and look straight up almost overhead. You will see three extremely bright stars, which if we connect with lines make a huge stellar triangle which is traditionally called the Summer Triangle because every year these three stars can be seen rising over the eastern horizon in early evening at the beginning of summer. But since the stars change their position with each season, by the time September rolls around this triangle has changed its position so that in early evening it is almost directly overhead and makes an almost perfect must-see September tradition. Now each star belongs to a separate constellation. So not only do we also have three wonderful stars we have three equally wonderful constellations. The brightest star is Vega and it belongs to the small constellation Lyra the Harp . The second brightest is Altair in a much larger constellation called Aquila the Eagle . And the dimmest of the three is Deneb which marks the tail of a huge constellation called Cygnus the Swan . Now if we compare each of these three stars with the star we call our Sun you'll be in for a big surprise. Our Sun is the closest star, only 8 1/3 light minutes away, which means it takes its light 8 1/3 minutes to reach us, so we see it not as it actually exists now but as it existed 8 1/3 minutes ago. Altair is the closest triangle star and is 17 light years away, which means that it takes its light 17 years to reach us. So we see it not as it exists this September weekend but as it existed 17 years ago. Vega is slightly farther, 25 light years away which means that it takes its light 25 years to reach us so we see it as it existed 25 years ago. Deneb, however, is so incredibly far away, 1500 light years, that it takes its light 1500 years to reach us so we see it as it existed 1500 years ago! Super wow! And talk about size and brightness! Altair is 1 1/2 times the diameter of our almost 1 million-mile-wide Sun and 9 times brighter. Vega, however, is 2 1/2 times the diameter of our Sun and is 58 times brighter. But you ain't seen nothing yet because Deneb is a super 116 times as wide as our Sun and 60,000 times brighter! In fact if it were as close as Vega and Altair it would be the brightest star in the night sky! So there you have it. Three bright stars forming a giant triangle almost overhead in early evening every weekend in early September. So why not make viewing this brilliant threesome a tradition? Jack Horkheimer *to find it... just look up Hair Affair We do our best to make your hair and makeup wishes come true!! You can also come in for facials and facial waxing . We use and sell L’Oreal products Is your plan to marry on the island? We can make you beautiful and stay beautiful for your happiest day. Personal attention by Janneke Appointment by tel: 717-5990 or just walk in. Downtown, near the waterfront next to Little Havana Tues-Fri: 9-12, 2-6 Sat: 9-2 non stop Check CARIB INN First. Great Prices –Great Stock Scuba Sales Repair Replacement New Gear Accessories Always Great Values Dive gear specials CARIB INN Since 1980 PADI 5 STAR GOLD PALM 717-8819 8 am to 5 pm daily (next to Divi Flamingo Hotel) AFFORDABLE NetTech N.V.info@NetTech.an www.NetTech.an Tel:717-6773 Fax:717-7854Bonaire’s Official Web Site Developer!Domain Registrations E-mail Hosting Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus Web Site Design Web Site Hosting Marketing Consulting Internet Consulting Photographic Services Graphic Design Bonaire’s Official Web Site Developer Celebrate September the Cosmic Way With a Giant Triangle of Stars Overhead Aries (21 March 19 April) Relationships are a strong focus for you in September, dear Aries. Tending to a partner’s needs is important now, and it would be wise to put some of your own personal projects on the back burner in order to focus on a significant partnership. The 8-14 brings romantic excitement, important news, and mone y opportunities. . Increased public recognition and professional success can be had now. Taurus (20 April 20th May) In September, there is a scurry of activity surrounding work and health matters, dear Taurus. Nevertheless, romantic matters are strong, and might be found on the job. Income from foreign sources could also figure this month. The 10-14 is a strong period for work, health, romance, and money. Take advantage! Gemini (21 May -21 June) Financial gains may come through a partnership or there may be an increase in a partner's income in September. A friend comes to you in the first week of the month, whether this is a new friend or one from your past. The 12-14 represents an opportunity period for you, particularly in the areas of romance, children, and friendship. Cancer (22 June 22 August) A busy home life figures strongly this month, dear Cancer. Entertaining in your home is especially successful now. The lines of communication open up between you and a special someone. Sharing daily events and goings-on with one another gives you much pleasure. Pleasant and surprising news arrives around the Full Moon. Leo (23 August 22 August) Practical matters and communications are a big focus for you in September, dear Leo. More security in your job is likely to boost your confidence. The 4-5 brings romantic and creative opportunities; while the 12-13 can be tricky when it comes to relating with a significant other Virgo (23 August 22 September) Finances are in focus. Love, love affairs, and other social activities help to enhance a healthy self image. You are feeling less private and more open about your opinions and experiences now. The 15th brings surprises from a partner. Libra (23 September 22 October) Opportunities seem to fall into your lap this month, particularly involving education, travel, and relationships. Material profits come from communications projects. 10-14 presents stellar opportunities for partnerships, negotiations, and positive reinforcement in general. The 1516 brings surprises surrounding work and health matters. The 22-23 is strong for personal finances, gifts, and acquiring new possessions. Scorpio (23 October 21 November) Although you may find yourself in demand socially from time to time in September, dear Scorpio, most of your activities are behind the scenes. Relationships w ith a partner and with friends are low-key and private. A scurry of activity surrounding romance or children occurs around the 15th. Chances are excellent that you will find a lovely confidante this month. Sagittarius (22 November 21 December) Stimulating friendships and group activities, as well as increased energy, figure strongly for you in Sept ember, dear Sagittarius. Personal projects be ar fruit, and practical matters are especially favorable. It’s an excellent period in which to ask for a raise, before the 24th. You may have more resources to invest into your career or business. Being in a position of responsibility or authority is some-thing you place a high value on this month. Capricorn (22 December 16 January) Others are likely to turn to you for advice this month, dear Capricorn, as all eyes turn to you. If you feel that others are judging you for what you have and haven’t done this month, you’re probably correct! Romance may be found through your career and business activities. A privat e project can pay off . Aquarius (20 January 18 February) A spirit for adventure and intrigue takes hold in September, dear Aquari us, when the humdrum simply doesn’t satisfy! Singles will find romance when they are out and about, away from home and typical activities. Help seems to be magically there when you need it, and your own awesome strength and faith is always there to draw upon. An epiphany regarding money or possessions occurs around the 15th. Pisces (19 February 20 March) Dear Pisces, career matters moves forward this month, and the focus is on increasing business income. An awakening of emotional consciousness occurs around the Full Moon in your sign on the 15th. Stellar days on the 1722 offer opportunities in the areas of relationships, negotiations, pe rsonal income, and family. Partnering with a friend in some tangible way can be part of the picture this month. Annie

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Page 20 Bonaire ReporterAug. 27-Sept. 10, 2010, O n August 3, 2010, Commissioner for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba H.G.J. “Henk” Kamp issued a progress report titled “ Nog tien weken ” (Ten weeks to go), detailing the status of the changes underway to integrate Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (the BES Islands) into The Netherlands. The more-than-9,000-word report provides answers to many of the questions in the minds of BES islanders. A complete copy in Dutch, Papiamentu or English can be obtained from the RSC, although only the Dutch copy is considered “official.” On this page we have extracted a few of the items of most concern to Bonaire. The RSC will become the employer of all (about 600) Kingdom civil servants on the BES Islands. About 400 of these are workers transferring from central and local government jobs. A recruitment campaign has been started to fill the remaining 200 slots. Preference is given to Antillean residents or Antilleans living in Holland. Mr. Kamp's position, Commissioner for The BES Islands, will transition into the position of Representative of the Kingdom (RotK), based on the “ Wet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba ” (The law on public entities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba-WolBES). The Kingdom Representative is the governmental link between Dutch Government and the public entities and is a governmental body with legal responsibilities that have been partially mentioned in the WolBES. Essentially the RotK is the ultimate authority for the BES Islands because “some of the island ordinances will have to be approved by the Kingdom Representative before entering into force. In case of negligence of responsibilities the Kingdom Representative may replace the Executive Council or Lieutenant Governor.” The Ministry of Economic Affairs has plans for improvements of the electrical power grid and the contribution for the purpose of a strategic oil reserve on the island. The Central Bureau of Statistics-CBS in the Netherlands has taken the necessary steps to take over the tasks of the CBS of the Netherlands Antilles. Upon initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, a plan has been prepared to upgrade and modernize the Bonaire Chamber of Commerce (see related item in Flotsam and Jetsam on page 8) , and update the Commercial Registry on the three islands. Mail deliveryThe Ministry has had research done and agreements will be made on the concession for mail delivery on the three islands after October 10th. Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality As a co-initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality ( Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur and VoedselkwaliteitLNV ) – assisted by the IMARES institute of the University of Wageningentwo conferences were held in Bonaire in December 2009 and June 2010 as a preparation of a management plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This plan will be aimed at the conservation of the rich marine biodiversity and sustainable fishery. The Coast Guard is taking preparatory measures for the management of the EEZ. Upon request of LNV, IMARES on Bonaire in collaboration with the environmental conservation organization STINAPA and the island agency for spatial planning and management (DROB), has researched the threats to Lac Cai, a unique natural area with mangroves, sea grass and coral reefs. An action plan will be prepared. Ministry of Defense Since 2005, The Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary ( De Koninklijke Marechaussee – KMar ) has supported Customs at the Bonaire airport. Starting from the transition date the BES-islands Caribbean Brigade unit of KMar will be responsible for border control. Collaboration with customs will be intensive to achieve as efficient a border crossing as possible. Ministry of Youth and Family For each of the three islands a tailor made plan has been made for a Youth and Family Center , possibilities for positive leisure activities, youth care and protection. During the year 23 additional staff members , as much as possible with an Antillean background, were recruited for the implementation of the plans. As per transition date, the three Courts of Guardiansip ( Voogdijraden ) on the BESislands will be clustered to one Court of Guardianship and housed at the RSC. To be able to execute the legal responsibilities properly, the staffing of the Court of Guardianship will be expanded and the work processes will be professionalized. In order to further promote positive leisure activities, the Jong Bonaire Foundation has received a grant to further develop both the location and the range of after school activities offered . Bonaire will receive a direct labor market push by enabling 20 local youth workers to further school themselves by earning an HBO-level in social – pedagogic help services. This project will be executed by the Christelijke Hoogeschool Ede . Ministry of Justice Due to the past suspension of Dutch aid, the Custodial Institutions Service ( Dienst Justitiele Inrichtingen – DJI ) has experienced significant delays. Since April 2010, efforts have been made to work off the backlog as much as possible and to increase the capacity of the existing jailhouse by the transition date. The local recruitment, selection and training of additional staff is in full swing. However, it is expected that it will still be necessary to send DJI-staff from the Netherlands to Bonaire this year. In the meantime, the Government Buildings Agency and DJI have already taken the preparatory measures to build prisons on Bonaire and St. Eustatius . Current thinking has them built in 2013 at the earliest. As per transition date the BES Public Prosecution Department ( Openbaar Ministerie BES ) will come into being. Together with the Curaçao and Sint Maarten Public Prosecutor Offices, the BES will have one common Public Prosecutor. Police Department On July 1, 2010, a new police chief was appointed to the Bonaire Police Corps, who will also act as the “ kwartiermaker ” for the to-be-established BES Police corps. With support of the RSC a regional recruitment campaign for more police was started at the beginning of July. Fire Department The recruitment of a general Head for the new BES Fire Departments has been started. In anticipation of the transition date, the fire brigades of Bonaire and St Eustatius have enabled their staff to acquire the required aircraft firefigh ting diplomas. The Governments Buildings Agency has been requested to take care of the management and maintenance of the fire department buildings on the three islands. Bonaire’s fire department is purchasing a new “crash truck” and a new fire department building should be ready in 2012. On Bonaire an extra broadcast installation for better connection with the emergency services is in place. Governance The “ kwartiermaker ” government is supporting the island governments with the implementation of the new laws and regulations. The Island Councils can start drafting the ordinances for the island taxes they wish to introduce. For the levy and collection of these taxes, completely updated registries are required of the buildings and installations and individuals on the islands. The work necessary for this is currently in a finalizing phase. At the establishment of the new public entities, ceremonial aspects are important. Bonaire and St Eustatius have decided to preserve their current island coats of arms in the new constellation . The Netherlands will handle the production of the chains of office for the Lieutenant Governors. Furthermore, new ID-cards ( sedulas ) will be introduced after the transition . Transport On the transition date the Dutch minimum international safety norms of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be introduced for the airports of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. A master plan has been prepared to further develop the Bonaire airport and have it comply with these ICAOnorms . Renovations of Bonaire’s runway will be paid by Holland. It is expected that the to-beselected contractor will start the work around January 1, 2011. The analysis by Royal Haskoning on the best location for a new freight port in Bonaire has been finalized. The actual construction of the port will require an amount of about €15 million. Schools It’s recognized that Bonaire’s schoolchildren are not as well educated as those in Holland. Although progress has been made at the elementary level the level at the High School has declined. In consultation with the Executive Councils and the schools involved, programs have been prepared to use extra funds for the improvement of school buildings and for the most urgent needs. On Bonaire it includes construction of a new school with neighborhood facilities; construction of a new school for HAVO/VWO higher grades; urgent facilities for the instruction class rooms of the SGB High School. It was agreed with the island governments that the Dutch educational system will be the model for BES education. Health, Welfare and Sports The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports ( Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport VWS ) wishes to gradually allow the level of healthcare on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba to grow to be equivalent to that in the European part of the Netherlands. On January 1, 2011, the Ministry will introduce the BEShealth insurance, which grants all legal citizens of the three islands equal right to medical and long term care. The privatization of the general practitioners (House Doctors) on Bonaire is supported. The increase of the number of basic specialties in the Bonaire hospital will take time. Contractbased purchase of basic specialty care will be arranged for internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry. The expectation is that around October 10 the first medical specialist will be working in the Bonaire hospital and that in the course of a year the other specialists will gradually become available. A dialysis center is planned to for Bonaire at the Bonaire hospital. At the same time the possibility of home dialysis will be included. Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment plans to raise the monthly retirement benefit on January 1, 2011, from NAƒ 800 to NAƒ 900. The present retirement age of 60 will be increased to 65 over the next 10 years. Information from RSC press release/G.D. “Top Guns” in the BES Islands: Bonaire Governor Glenn Thodé, Queen’s Commissioner Henk Kamp, St. Eustatius (Statia) Governor Gerald Berkel and Saba Governor Jonathan Johnson.