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1 rY7~I TtI'PORTER


B onaire's electric power
problems have gotten
attention in The Hague. Dutch
Minister of Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation,
Maxime Verhagen, is considering
drafting a regulating framework to
guarantee the supply of electricity
in Bonaire.
Member of Parliament, Ineke
van Gent of the green left party
(GroenLinks) had inquired about
media reports that the supply of
electricity in Bonaire might be in
jeopardy.
Verhagen explained that the
main cause of the problem was
"the interpretation of differences"
between WEB and Ecopower
about agreements that they have.
As a result, the revenues of Eco-
power are lower than the com-
pany's expenditures. The higher
expenditures are due to the in-
creased fuel prices.
Ecopower has a backlog in
payments to the fuel supplier,
which in turn stopped the supply
of fuel. To make matters worse,
Ecopower's mother company is
bankrupt. Ecopower's new wind
and diesel installation is the sole
supplier of the island's electrical
energy. WEB distributes the
power and bills the consumer.
Ecopower, WEB, the bank-
ruptcy conservator and Rabo
Bank are exploring a structural
solution for this situation. Accord-
ing to Verhagen, parties had a
"constructive" meeting. Verhagen
said he trusted that parties would
assume their responsibilities to
secure the supply of electricity.
"Currently I am considering
whether to and how to draft a
regulating framework."

1 The "Ban Boneiru
B&k" (BBB) foundation has been
promoting the return of Dutch
Caribbean people living in The
Netherlands to the islands. Foun-
der and chairwoman of BBB,
Celia Fernandes Pedra, hopes to
increase the foundations effec-
tiveness by adding young, ener-
getic people to the organization.
A new board was appointed last
week and the group of volunteers


was expanded with an office di-
rector on Bonaire as well as coor-
dinators on other Dutch Caribbean
islands and in The Netherlands.
The new board adds members
from Aruba, Bonaire and St.
Maarten.
The foundation's website,
www.banboneirubek.com has
had over 425,000 page visits in
the past 12 months.
The number of CVs on the web-
site has increased to over 250.
During the next few years Ban
Boneiru Bek will focus on sub-
jects: moving expenses arrange-
ment, housing and the increase of
incomes on Bonaire.

� The new Representative of the
Dutch National Government,
Wilbert Stolte, conducted intro-
ductory visits to the three BES
islands. On all three islands he
became acquainted with the Ex-
ecutive Council and Island Coun-
cil. He held discussions with rep-
resentatives of different social
organizations and met with the
press. He also met with the work-
ers of Rijksdienst Caribisch Ned-
erland (RCN).
Mr. Stolte would like very much
to informally meet with island's
people,. For Bonaire the meeting
is set for Thursday, May 15th
18.00 - 19.30 PM in the Rincon
Community Center.
The Representative of the Na-
tional Government forms an ad-
ministrative link between the Na-
tional Government and the Carib-
bean Netherlands. He promotes
cooperation between the National
Government and the governments
of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and
Saba. He has various legal tasks
in regard to higher supervision.
He is tasked with reviewing deci-
sions of the Public Entities in
view of good governance. Also
some island ordinances must be
approved by the Representative of
the National Government before
they can go into effect.

�AMSTERDAM--Some 57%
of the Dutch think the Queen
should remain in government,
according to a poll for RTL


0*Figures
published W W
last week
by the
Statistics
Depart- 0
ment of 9
The Neth- 60
erlands
showed
that for
Bonaire:



* Unemployment is 6.6%
* Trade, transport and the catering businesses are the leading
industries
* Employment is higher for men than for women
* Youth unemployment is higher than for other ages

In 2010, 10,700 people 15 years or older lived on Bonaire. Of
these 7,100 had jobs. Just over 500 Bonaireans were unem-
ployed; 2,200 workers were active in trade, trans-
port and catering. This is more than three inlO workers. The
second largest industry in Bonaire is the government and social
services, totaling nearly 1,700 workers.
The employment rate was higher among males than among fe-
males, 71.8 and 61.2 % respectively.
Of the unemployed 6.5% were men and 6.7% were women. Un-
employment for 15 to 25-year-olds was 12.8 % (100 youngsters)
There were 3,100 people who were not active on the labor mar-
ket. Young people are relatively more inactive, mainly be-
cause they haven't sufficient education. More than 4 in 10 young
people already participate in the labor market.
For more information: CBS Caribbean Netherlands Kaya
Gobernador Debrot 41, Kralendijk - Bonaire Tel.: 599-7178676
Fax: 599-7178406 Email: caribischnederlandZcbs.nl


television news.
A majority in parliament
wants the Queen's role reduced
to that of a purely ceremonial
monarch, the Telegraafnewspa-
per reported. Almost two-thirds
of the 1,018 people polled do
not feel the Queen has too much
political influence.


The poll also showed 69% of
the people think Crown-Prince
Willem-Alexander is ready to
take over the crown from his
mother and that his wife, Prin-
cess Maxima is the most popular
royal with 85% of the votes.

SCuracao's Insel Air will
fly to Charlotte, North Caro-
lina, beginning June 22, from
Curacao creating transfer possi-
bilities with US Airways. Char-
lotte's Douglas International
Airport, one of the most impor-
tant hubs for US Airways (an


(Continued on page 9)


This Week's Stories

Employment Figures 2
Knights in Order of Oranje-Nassau Named
Evis Martinus and Roxanne Timp 3
Kites at Watapana School 6
School Design Expo 6
Flamingo TV 25 Anniversary 6
Vente del Notte Band 7
Lionfish Eradication OK? 7
End of Cruise Ship Season 8
Tennis Anyone? 8
Magic Ed 10th Anniversary 8
US Consul on Bin Laden 9
Fat Sally's Maiden Flight 10
Back On Track Debut 10
Rincon Day 11
KamindadiArte 13
New Owner- Pakus di Tela 15
Essentials health Center 15
Plastic Bags Are OK... 15
Rincon Day Races 17
Animal Shelters Garage Sale Shop 18
STCB/STINAPAKlein Bonaire
Clean-up 20


Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On the Island Since (Erica Antoin) 4
Bon Quiz #50 (Kalbas) 7
Latin Music Classics- Eddy Herrera 9
Bonaire Reflections-The Notary 12
Picture Yourself (Times Square, NY) 12
Classifeds 13
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times,
Moon Phase 13
Shopping & Service Directory/Guides 14
Masthead 16
Whats Happening, 16
Bonairean Voices-Harvest Time 17
Sudoku Puzzle 17
Sudoku Solution 17
Bon Quiz Answer 17
Do You Know... Sharks 18
Pet ofthe Week-Carlos 18
Pakus di Pruga-Shelter Store 18
Sky Park (Moons, Planets, Stars) 19
Caf6 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,
Dutch Caribbean
Phone 786-6125
Phone 790-6518/ 786-6518
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Two Named to the Order of Oranje Nassau


Roxanne Joan Timp named a Lady Honors went to two of the most community-minded individuals on our island.
(Knight) in the Order of Oranje Nassau Roxanne makes life better for the disabled, Elvis for bettering youngsters lives


Roxanne Timp is one of the nicest people you will ever meet on Bonaire. Her
quiet demeanor hides a dynamo of action in behalf of Bonaire's less fortunate.
Over the years she's been a key player in these and other charitable organizations:
'Stichting Rolstoelbus Bonaire' (Wheelchair Bus Foundation), "Fundashon pa
Kuido Bista i Oido' (The Foundation for Sight and Hearing), 'Plataforma di
Pashentnan' (Patients Platform), Plataforma di Inovashon den Ense'iansa i
Edukashon' (Platform for Innovation in Teaching and Education), Fundashon pa
Kuido di Personanan Desabilitd (The Foundation for Care ofDisabled Persons) as
well as many activities that assist the aged.
In recognition of these deed and many other things not listed she has been recog-
nized by the Queen with the title of Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau.


Elvis Modesto Martinus named a
Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau


From conversations we've had with him over the past 20 years we know that it
was Elvis (Piskechi) Martinus' goal to make Bonaire's children world famous
in the sport of windsurfing. That he succeeded big-time is without doubt. There have
been and continue to be many Bonaireans that are very familiar in the windsurfing
world: Frans, Thode, Petrisie and Saragoza to name a few.
He himself was a windsurfing pioneer and champion who worked untiringly to "put
Bonaire on the map." He organized and formalized Pro Kids events, a whole new
windsurfing concept, he hosted the "First IFCA Slalom World Championship," he
promoted Bonaire in the windsurfing press, he founded a windsurfing school, he
mentors youngsters and much more.
For his positive effect on the island's youngsters and overall sports leadership he
has been recognized with the title of Ridder in de Orde van Oranje.Nassau.


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When I arrive at the appointed
address I can findd the house.
Erica 's car is parked in front of a
green zone, a lush and shady
tropical jungle '.,th,,il in the
smell of honey. Then I find the
gate and become aware ofa fine
little house hidden in all shades
of green. Erica comes out and
when she sees how amazed I am
she laughs "I love plants!" She
gives me a tour ;i,. ,r;,i, her own,
personally and passionately cre-
ated rain forest and then we start
talking.
S4T 1was born in Antriol, in
I the old house next to the
Coromoto Church. We were
eight children: three boys, five
girls, a close-knit family. Alas,
two of them have passed away,
but we're still very attached to
each other, especially we sisters.
When I was 12 I left for Cura-
qao to study at Saint Martinus
Boarding School as there was no
high school here. I stayed there
for five years, finished Mulo and


came back to Bonaire.
One month later I started work-
ing for Bonaire Trading as a
ticket officer for KLM and ALM
(the Antillean Airline). I traveled
frequently on many familiariza-
tion trips. When there was an
inaugural flight we were on the
plane as well! I went on the first
KLM flight to Amsterdam and
the first ALM flights to Cuba,
Atlanta and Miami. With KLM I
also went to Guatemala, St. Mar-
ten, Aruba and Venezuela. With
TAP, the Portuguese Airline we
worked with in those days, I
went to Lisbon.
Our office was located where
Cultimara sits now, but we also
went to the airport to take care of
the dispatching ourselves. Our
team took many courses, mostly
provided by KLM. Sometimes
they were held on Curaqao or
Aruba, but also in Amsterdam.
In 1968 I married a Dutch man
from Amsterdam and we went to
live on Aruba where my husband


"...life is good the way it is. As

long as my children, my grand-

children, my family and myself

are in good health I am happy."


got a job in the hotel industry.
My eldest daughter, Sueyenne,
was bom in 1969. I'd quit work-
ing and had become a home-
maker. I really liked Aruba; I
made a lot of friends and I played
tennis, something I had started
with on Bonaire in 1960. I never
had any lessons, but Pachicho
Thode helped me and yes, I've
been Champion of Bonaire sev-
eral times! I also played in many
tournaments on Aruba, Curaqao
and Santo Domingo. In 1983, I
was chosen Sports Lady of the
Year - the first one on Bonaire!
In 1998 I participated in an inter-
national veteran tournament on
Curaqao with participants from
the US, Holland and Venezuela,
but... I won. And in 1999 I was
chosen - together with Robby
Domacass6 - Tennis Player of
the Century!" She smiles.
"When I play tennis I feel
good! When I get home I am a
completely different person - fit!
And when I don't go, I feel like
something is missing in my life.
Nowadays I play two to three
times a week to stay in shape.
Well, let's go back to my chil-
dren." She laughs. "If I forget
one, they will get jealous. My
second daughter, Lisandra, was
born in August 1973, also on
Aruba. Six years later we moved


Erica Antoin


to Bonaire because my husband
was offered a job at Flamingo
Beach Hotel. It felt good to be
back on Bonaire - my parents
were still alive- but I liked Aruba
as well... I still do.
When LD Gerharts, the owner
of Bonaire Trading, heard I was
back on the island, he immedi-
ately asked if I wanted to work
for them again, and that's what I
did, until. I worked for all three
of the Gerharts'- for LD, for his
son Hugo, and for Larry, his
grandson.
My third daughter, Kimberley,
was born on Bonaire in 1981. I
was working, so she went to


creche (nursery school) when she
was six weeks old. We were
quite modem!
Bonaire had changed a little bit,
but not much. The office moved
across from where the old hospi-
tal sat. So, three kids, a husband
and a full-time job: it was doable,
not too busy! I still played tennis
and I was always doing some-
thing, just like now. I rake the
garden, I take care of my plants. I
do everything myself. Sometimes
I don't even eat because I like to
go on with what I am doing! I've
got hundreds of plants - you
know, when I am taking care of
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Born On Bonaire (continued from page 4)
them I feel happy. I prefer people to give
me a one guilder plant than a whole bou-
quet of flowers! I always name a plant
after the person who gave it to me and I
talk to my plants and I tell them like for
instance," she laughs. "Greta! You're not
doing anything! Why don't you want to
grow? What's wrong with you! Hahaha!
Ayayay! I am a person who loves nature
- it makes me happy."

I am also a certified tour guide. Some-
times I go on the bus, but most of the
time I'm an auxiliary driver. When a ship
arrives with more than 3,000 people we
help the taxis. It's arranged by the tourist
office. The first thing the tourists always
ask me is 'Are you born here?' But I'm
not doing it that often because I also work
at the airport.

In 1982 my husband and I separated but
we stayed good friends. I am sorry to say
he died of a heart attack years later. So,
then it was me and the kids and the job,
the tennis and the plants - a full life. Life
goes on and that's what I did. I worked
very hard and I am very happy my kids
did well because that's the main thing.
They've always helped me; they were
sweet little kids. None of them is living
on Bonaire. Lisa and Kimmy are on
Aruba, both of them wedding planners
but each one is at a different hotel. Suey-
enne is in Curaqao. She and her partner
are the owners of Easy Air, the only Bo-
nairean Airline registered here at the
Chamber of Commerce. They also are the
owners of Medic Air, the ambulance


flight. It's one company.
In 2007 I stopped working; I was 65
and I felt it was enough. The girls were
all grownup and done with their studies
and so, financially, I could retire. I went
on a bus trip all through Europe, which
had been my dream for a very long time
and I enjoyed it to the fullest. Then my
daughter and her partner started Easy Air
three years ago and they asked me if I
wanted to help them out as a handling
agent. I have to say I wasn't very eager to
do it. I wanted to do my own things! I
had been approached by so many people
when I retired who'd asked me if I
wanted to work for them, however, for
my daughter I made an exception. I'm
doing it voluntarily, but they are helping
me as well. Every day I go to the airport,
but I'm only doing the 7 am plane. After
that I go home where I take all the reser-
vations by phone. When I leave, my other
colleagues who work full time take over..

I don't travel much anymore. Two years
ago I went with B6i, my brother, for
Christmas to Ecuador and I really en-
joyed the beauty of its nature. But if I
travel nowadays it's to see my children
and my grandchildren. I have four grand-
children: Seline, Tarrick, Theron and
Kiziah, very lovely kids whom I enjoy so
much. It's a pity I don't see them as much
as I would like. My daughters have asked
me to come and live on Aruba, but you
see I've gotten so used to being here and
then... I would have to say goodbye to
everything - my garden, my little house.
Yeah... maybe later, but not yet, not at
this moment, although you never know...


Eri ,a on the court


I feel happy when I am at home. I like
to watch sports and news on TV and I got
rid of my computer the moment I stopped
working! I like classical music and when
there is a concert, I go. I did the Walk-a-
thon for five years in a row, great fun, but
I'm getting older and I have to make sure
I stay well and not overdo things. I am
also a member of the walking club 'Pia
pia Kunuku Bieu,' but I'm not very active
as I prefer to play tennis.

This year I am going to be 70 years old
and I don't have a lot of wishes left - life
is good the way it is. As long as my chil-
dren, my grandchildren, my family and
myself are in good health I am happy.


Every morning when I
get up I thank God for
giving me another day."
* Story & photos by
Greta Kooistra

Due to a print produc-
tion problem we did not include the web-
sites that accompanied the last edition's On
The Island Since- Claudia Critelli and
Marco DiGianvito. Our apologies and here
are the addresses:
More information, go to
www.zumbabonaire.com
www.seaelement.com or
www.activeyephoto.com
www.700ideas.com for more info.


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T he week of , ,. ... 1,....
April 11 was.
kiting week
at the Watapana
school, the school
for children in need
of special care in
Rincon.
Well motivated,
active and dedi-
cated children let
their creativity go j
its way and created
kites in all forms,
colors and sizes.
They demonstrated
an attitude of help-
ing and creating not ,
always shown in .
ordinary lessons. i i "
Wednesday 20
was kite day. Chil-
dren and personnel were busy helping each other to get the kites flying.
At first the pupils from the lower grades tried their best to get their kites in the air.
Later it was the higher grade students' turn. It was inspiring to see the happiness on the
faces of these children and the sadness on those who did not succeed in getting their
kite in the air. Those who demonstrated more efforts were awarded with small, but very
appreciated gifts. And the lucky ones were:
For the biggest kite: Fergen Theodora
For the smallest kite: Sharino
For the nicest kite: Richmend
For the most original kite: Carolina Matthew

The kites which stayed longest in the air were from Oscarino Craane, Darrin
Winklaar, Sigmon and Gulderick Molina.
Despite the burning sun and light winds, the pupils of the Watapana School can look
back to a successful kite day! U Geraldine Dammers


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O n Saiuda.\ April 16th, Island
Go\ crnoi Glenn Thod6, opened
,1n 1C\ ostion fl oi hic design contest for
the Mulu-functional School at the North
Salifia Community Center. Approxi-
mately 650 students from Kolegio Papa
Comes and the De Pelikaan primary
school will use the new multi-purpose
building. The school will offer accom-
modation for child daycare, sports and
more. The new building will be con-
structed on the Rudy Boezem sport
field.
At the North Salifia Community Cen-
ter everyone may visit the exposition of
more than 40, three-dimensional artist
impressions which were submitted. The
exposition can be visited until Saturday,
May 14. U Carla de Konink-Sira


Flamingo TV, Bonaire's first cable TV
provider, celebrated its 25th Anniver-
sary last week with announcements and fire-
works. Beginning with between 10 and 20
channels in 1968 the system has grown to a a
fiber-optic network that offers up to 60 TV
channels, high-speed Internet and, just an-
nounced by manager Patrick Dowling, Voice
over IP telephony.
In conjunction with the announcements
Flamingo TV kicked off a give-away backed
by partners City Shop, Cecilia Mitsubishi/
Kia, and More-For-Less supermarket. Prizes
like TVs, appliances, a minute of free shop-
ping and more will be given away in draw-
ings through the end of the year. U G.D.


classical .board .
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Vento do Norte's Passionate Saxophones Bring

Bonaire a "Colorful Bouquet of Music"


Marine Park Manager deLeon demonstrates spearing a lionfish


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V ento do Norte, an extraordinary
saxophone ensemble, will per-
form at Plaza Resort Bonaire's Car-
ibbean Point Terrace on Sunday,
May 29, at 7:30 pm, presented by the
Classical Music Board Bonaire. The
group consists of 10 young and talented
Portuguese musicians who combine a
contemporary vision of chamber music
with compelling modem interpretations.
The group plays unique adaptations of
Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn,
transforms melancholic Fado music,
stirs up rousing tangos by Piazzolla, and
renders anew the burdened soul of
James Brown - all played from mem-
ory.
This group is both a musical revelation
and a rapturous experience that touches
one's inner core one moment and brings
down the house the next. As far as
Vento do Norte is concerned, playing
the saxophone is all about bonding
emotions with airs of classical music,
world music, jazz and Antillean musical
traditions, sounding like a large sym-
phony orchestra.
The group was formed in 2005 by Henk
van Twillert, internationally renowned
saxophone player, guest teacher at the
Amsterdam Academy of Music and
tutor teacher at the College for Music
and Performing Arts in Porto, Portugal
(Escola Superior de Musica e das Artes
do Espectaculo). The Portugal-based
ensemble is rapidly capturing the hearts
of music lovers around the world: from
festivals and theatres in Europe to
stages in Caracas, Venezuela.
In early 2007, Vento do Norte was in-
vited to play a series of concerts in
Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, to


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celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
European Union. The group also per-
formed during the Liberation Day cele-
brations in Amsterdam the same year.
These highly talented musicians are all
taught by Henk van Twillert, and many
of them won international competitions
on their own.
Even as new students take the places of
those who complete their courses of
musical study, the group continues to
win one prize after another. In 2007,
and again, in 2009, they were awarded
first prizes at the prestigious Concorso
Internazionale di music da camera
"Citta di Chieri" in Italy, arguably the
ensemble's greatest achievements to
date. In 2009, Vento do Norte produced
its first CD, "Adagio for Saxophones."
Versatile, competent and passionate,
Vento do Norte brings together a new
generation of musicians who produce
their own unique sound, leaving an in-
delible impression. Expect the kind of
musical party you won't want to miss.
To use Vento do Norte's words: "Vive
la musica"
Tickets for Vento do Norte's May 29th
performance are available at Flamingo
Bookstore and Addo's Books & Toys
on Kaya Grandi, at Plaza Resort
Bonaire's reception desk and at
www.classicalmusicbonaire.com ($20
each in advance; $25 at the event).On
Bonaire, Vento do Norte will give a
school concert on May 31, and perform
in a street parade on June 1 st, ending at
City Cafe for "happy-hour"
entertainment. The group will also
contribute to the Jazz & Poetry Night of
the Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival on
June 2nd. U Bob Gilmour


Bonaire Reporter- May 13-27, 2011


view of all divers
and snorkelers. The predatory Lionfish are
decimating Bonaire indigenous fish in front
of their eyes.
It's been documented that Lionfish were
introduced to the southwest Florida waters
in the 1990s. By 2004 they had spread to
the Caribbean and the first sighting in Bon-
aire was on October 26, 2009 at the Nukove
dive site. Now lionfish are easily seen on
nearly every dive or snorkel. They are get-
ting bigger and more numerous.
According to experts, Lionfish are a ma-
jor threat to native fish species because they
have no natural predators in local waters.
They are eating local fish at a high rate,
That's been proven by dissection and ex-
amination of Lionfish stomach contents by
CIEE. It's feared Lionfish will disrupt local
fisheries and dive tourism. To help control
their spread a special spear gun has been


developed and training classes organized
for its use. STINAPA is stepping up its
training/awareness programs and a PADI
"Lionfish" Specialty Course has been de-
veloped. Recently STINAPA, the island's
Park Authority led an expedition of 25
volunteers who killed 197 lionfish at the
Karpata dive site.
However, not everyone thinks that spear-
ing lionfish is a good thing. Dominique
Serafini, a frequent Bonaire visitor and
former member of Jacques Cousteau expe-
ditions is one. In response to a request for
an interview in The Reporter Serafini
emailed, "... I l,. !1) prepare something else
but in a dive magazine and maybe with a
TV channel, so the message will have a
bigger impact... I need to keep quiet...
before I leave the island with enough pho-
tos and info..." U G.D. based on a
STINAPA press release.


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TO KLEIN BONAIRE
From Bonaire Nautico Marina


Kalbas (Crescentia Cujete)
W here on earth do you ever come
across a tree that carries it's fruit
on the trunk. This species immediately
catches your eye when out and about.
It sheds it leaves during dry periods,
unless there happens to be an abundance
of water nearby. This species appears
from Mexico, including the Caribbean
islands, on to South America.
Leaves and fruit are often used as cura-
tives

Q) But aside from that, what is this gourd
used for?
Answer on page 17
Christie Dovale
BonQuiz appears regularly in The Reporter.
It's prepared by Christie
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Tours. To arrange a tour,
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dad, Marilou Winklaar, Amina Kromodimedjo, Leila Hofsted, Frits Gielen.


This 2010-2011 cruise ship season was
very busy for Bonaire with 220,136
passengers and 102 cruise ship calls. That's
slightly down from the 222,582 passengers
and 106 calls of the previous season. There
were four fewer calls but only 1% fewer
passenger arrivals.
Preliminary figures indicate that next year
Bonaire will receive 197,526 passengers, a
10% drop in arrivals. There can, there will
be, many changes to the schedule before it is
a firm schedule. The island will welcome
back all the usual cruise lines: Princess
Cruises, Holland America, Aida Cruises as
well as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Even those opposed to cruise ship visits
have to admit that street traffic flowed more
smoothly this year and the economic impact
of the many cruise visitors was noticeable. A
cruise ship visit is the first time most of the
passengers get an impression of the island
and it's usually very positive, perhaps en-
couraging a future visit.
The many islanders who serve cruise ship
passengers gathered at El Mundo Restaurant


last week to celebrate the closing of the
cruise season. It was apparent that they are
dedicated to providing a quality product
every time they serve a ship. They under-
stand that customer satisfaction, service and
safety are of the utmost importance.
Bonaire Tour and Vacations head, Corine
Gerharts, said three years ago, at the same
party, "After years of efforts to position Bon-
aire in cruise tourism, Bonaire has finally
reached the starting gate. The following two-
three years will be important years for the
island's future in cruise tourism as well as
'stay-over' tourism. Our cruise ship visitors
are getting a taste of what we have to offer in
their short stay in port."
She continued, "Today, Bonaire is a name
that the cruise industry recognizes. They not
only recognize us, they appreciate us. The
industry understands our destination much
better today than it did just five years ago
and that is thanks to a lot of effort from all of
us here today. We are the Bonaire product!"
* Corine Gerharts Speech notes G.D.


T here's a tennis tourney this com-
ing weekend, May 14, 15, that
counts for 2011 championship rankings.
Categories include Men's singles and dou-
bles as well as Women's singles and dou-
bles. Games will be played at Harbour Vil-
lage and Sand Dollar courts. The opening
will take place at 7 pm on May 13th at
Eddy's Sunrise Restaurant at Sand Dollar.
All Bonaire players are invited to sign up
by via e-mail to elisabethLd&telbonet.an or at
either tennis court. Sign up fee is $20
which covers membership in the Bonaire
Lawn Tennis Bond.
This event follows the April 21 through
April 25 Easter weekend competition
where more than 140 participants from 7
different countries and islands flew to Bon-
aire for the 9th edition of the "MCB Open
2011." Aruba, Curagao, Venezuela, US,
The Netherlands, Colombia and Bonaire
players all got on the courts
The final results of the 9th MCB Open are
(winners named first):
Men Singles:
A David Conquet- Kawish Missier - 60 63
Bl Egbert Faro- Julian Chung - 62 62
B2 Siardus Witteveen - Teun Nuijten 63 62


C Leonard Coffie- Maurice Korver.61 63
C40+ Lambert Dohmen -Mark Smith 64 62
Ladies Singles:
C Marrit Koopman -Kalli de Meyer 63 60
C2 Janis ten Hoope - Yke Constandse 64 63
Men Doubles:
A Neil van Wilgen/Paco Veeris - Gary Geer-
man/Renzo Hirschfelt 6-3;6-2
B 1 Burney elHage/Leonard Domacass6 -
James Finies/Elvis Tjin a Sjoe 64 76
B2 Naldi Tromp/RigoTromp Ibi de Palm/
Wolter de Palm 64 64
C Jarillo Christiaan/Leonard Coffie - John
Kock/MochiGomes 64 63
C50+ Carlos Hirschfeld/Cachi Hirschfelt -
Evert Piar/Francis da Costa Gomez 75 ret.
Ladies Doubles:
B Kaile Finies/Thammy Albertsz - Marijke
Maas/Trudy VBerhallen 63 64
C Elsje Lacle/Rixt Kramer Juliette van de
Bree/Lupita St Jago -60 62
C2 Yke Constandse/Marissa Jansen - Antje
Blumenthal/Virginia Knight 63 30 ret
Mixed Doubles:
GDB1 Thammy Albertsz/David Conquet -
Sandra Joubert/Paco Veeris 64 62
GDB2 Rixt Kramer/Jose Marin - Ibi de Palm/
Rosalie Bierings 64 76
GDC Lupita St.Jago/Lambert Dohmen -
Roella Pourier/Enzo Finies 62 36 tiebreak 11-
9 E Press releases


I The staff: Giovanni, Ed's mother, Lourdes, Magic Ed himself and his brother Luis


O n May 4, 2001, Ed Janga appeared
on the SGB High School stage and
performed four magic tricks in the 10 min-
utes he was allowed. From then on he was
known to his classmates as Magic Ed.
Magic Ed impressed American magicians
visiting Bonaire, was invited to visit them
and was inducted into the International
Brotherhood of Magicians. It set a pattern
for his future although in the meantime he
became a Dive Instructor under Jong Bon-
aire's sponsorship and studied architecture
in Aruba.


In 2007 he launched Magic Ed Entertain-
ment and offers everything needed for excit-
ing Children's parties including a stage,
entertainment several "bouncers," decora-
tion, catering and more. Now he's opened
an office at Kaya Dialma # 1 where party
materials can be seen. His services are
unique and special.
Contact him at 785-9802, email
magiced(2Ahotmail.com to arrange your
party. His website is
www.magicedbonaire.com


Bonaire Reporter- May 13-27, 2011


Page 8










1 WILLEMSTAD--During a us Consulat
Curagao television interview on Ii.-i--
Monday, May 2, US Consul
General to the Dutch Carib-
bean, Valerie Belon, gave her
reaction to the news of the
American military operation
against Al Qaeda leader
Osama bin Laden, by saying
that justice had been done.
"Bin Laden was a sworn en-
emy of the United States and a
danger to all humanity. He was
responsible for the deaths of
thousands of innocents on 9-11
and through attacks on men,
women and children of many
nationalities and faiths - includ-
ing many Muslims. He was
committed to killing many more
in the United States, Pakistan
and around the world," she
commented.
"As President Obama said, 'It Valerie Be
was nearly 10 years ago that a
bright September day was dark-
ened by the worst attack on the American
people in our history. The images of 9-11
are seared into our national memory."
"The US Consulate General in Curagao


Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2)
Insel Air partner), has approximately 650
flights per day.
There is a special introductory price of
NAf. 597 ($334) per round-trip ticket.
Bookings will be accepted up to June 22.
The flights will depart from Curaqao
every Wednesday and Saturday at
9:10am and arrive in Charlotte at
1:25pm. The departure time from Char-
lotte is 2:25pm, arriving back in Curaqao
at 6:40pm.
Passengers can transfer to 58 US Air-
ways destinations without extra check-in.

PDutch Antilles Express (DAE) re-
mains in financial difficulty. Former
owner Niek Sandmann got a loan of 6.9
million guilders from the Curacao devel-
opment financing foundation, Korpo-
deko, a few months before the airline was
taken over by its current owner, Arnold
Leonora, in December of last year. Leon-
ora said local financial institutions were
no longer forthcoming because of the
lack of reliable and accountant-approved
real figures left behind by the former
management. Korpodeko, which also lent
money to DAE's competitor, Insel Air,
wants solid accounting information be-
fore it will lend more to DAE.
DAE is looking for a strategic partner
because the company needs a financial
boost. DAE Chief Operating Officer
(COO) Stanley Betrian severely criti-
cized the financial institutions that are
not prepared to help.
Since the takeover on December 9 it
was clear that DAE had debts running
into millions. Betrian and Leonora
pointed out that DAE had been almost
dead at the takeover and that it is difficult
to get financing without figures approved
by accountants.
DAE hadn't produced annual figures
approved by accountants for years.

� HILVERSUM--Websites run by
Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW)
were offline for almost a day, following


Bonaire Reporter- May 13-27, 2011


on with President Obama at an earlier time !

continues to maintain a heightened secu-
rity posture, the details of which are not
public information for security reasons,"
the consul commented.


a cyber attack launched on Tuesday. The
so-called DDoS (Denial of Service) at-
tack meant tens of thousands of users
around the world were unable to access
the station's Internet news and feature
services.
It is not clear who was behind the at-
tack, which occurred only days after
Dutch Rabobank had been crippled by a
similar assault. A DDoS attack floods a
website with bogus visits, making it un-
reachable for bona-fide visitors.


"Christie Quarton (left) takes over
from Petra Petra Kruis as marketing
executive for Digicel Bonaire. Christie is
Bonairean with a BA degree from the USA
and worked for Verizon Wireless. Petra is
taking the job as Marketing Manager for
Digicel Aruba. We wish success to both.

> Marissa Jansen (Tel: 701-1103)
has taken over running the We Dare
To Care Playground flea market that is
held on every first Saturday of the month
from 2 - 6 pm. If you want to sell some-
thing the rental price is $10 per table..
Proceeds from the rent of the tables will
be used to maintain and renovate the
playground.
Always check The Reporter's
"Happenings" page for news of this and
other island events

IPlease remember to visit the busi-
nesses that advertise in The Reporter.
They keep it "Still Free." 0 G. L.D.


�The Caribbean Netherlands cele-
brated Holland's Liberation Day on May
5 for the first time as well as Memorial
Day on May 4. The ceremonies commemo-
rated the soldiers killed in action and war
fatalities in general. This year for the first
time local veterans laid a wreath at Plaza
Wilhelmina.
A group of former military personnel of
the Dutch Kingdom recently founded the
Veterans Association of Bonaire. It was one
of the last actions of deceased notary


E ddy Jose 1' W1
Herrera de los Rios, also known
as Eddy Herrera, is a Merengue singer
and winner of more than seven Casandra
Awards. He was born on 30 April 1964
in the Dominican Republic, in the city of
Santiago de Los Caballeros.
He got his start in music at the age of
nine, when he began to play the guitar
and take classes from a music teacher.
Herrera developed his talent and began to
participate in various music contests.
His first international success was titled
El Jardinero, which was launched three
months after his having joined the
Wilfrido Vargas's musical group. He
stayed in that group from 1984 to 1990,
when he was launched as a soloist under
the MP Records label. His song, Caro-
lina, was a tremendous success in Latin
America and Eddy Herrera immediately
became one of the leading Merengue
artists of his generation.







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Maarten Maartense. The new veterans asso-
ciation is a focus for former soldiers residing
in Bonaire to become a close and like-
minded group. They plan to support each
other in all possible ways, beginning with
the development of the "Bonaire Veterans
Cafe." Chairperson of the association is
Theo Knevel. Former soldiers, with or with-
out combat experience are welcome to regis-
ter via e-mail address: veteranenvereniging-
bonaire(aveteranen.nl
















Jody's Music Quiz
Last week's answer: "Eddy Herrera" was
the singer of Carolina.
Unfortunately there is no winner this
week.
This week's question:
Which Salsa artist is the husband of
Jennifer Lopez? Please send your an-
swer to: info(d)jodysbonaire. com and be
entered in a drawing to win a CD of your
own choice in Jody's shop at Lagoen Hill
#18.
The winner of this week's contest will be
announced in the next edition
of The Reporter. E Jo Bux


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Fat Sally between two charismatic admirers


Like many of the new arrivals to the
LVV aviary Sally had been carrying a
little extra weight. She hadn't really noticed
it before because her weight gain had been
slow and gradual. She had been taken from
her family as a young chick and when she
started to find it hard to climb on the wire of
her cage she had told herself it was because
she was growing up and that she had "big
bones." But now she was meeting other
Loras Sally noticed it wasn't just her bones.
Sally noticed that the birds that had been
in her new home the longest had lost the
worst of their love handles and could fly.
Her newly arrived friends, like her didn't
really fancy any of that though and were
quite content to sit for most of the day. A
wild Lora can sit for many hours too, but
equally a wild Lora is capable of incredible
activity and can fly tens of kilometres. The
sad reality of Sally's slothful situation was
that neither her excess weight nor her lack
of enthusiasm for movement was her fault.
Like so many Loras in captivity Sally was
only given seeds to eat and she had had no
way of exercising so she had grown accus-
tomed to doing nothing.
Dear reader you are no doubt aware that
captive Loras are prone to obesity and so
this situation is a vicious cycle: "Oh I am so
bored being here alone, I'm going to eat as
that will make me feel better." "Oh I'm so
full (and fat and heavy) I can't be bothered
to do anything" and so on and so on.
Unlike a clean burning balanced diet with
fruits and greens the effect of Fat Sally's
seed based diet on her health was equivalent
a worn out engine that bums oil, it had poor
performance. Sally's feathers were in terri-


ble condition, her fat was so extensive that a
lump waddled between her legs. Worst of
all she was, at times, grumpy!
When she was unexpectedly moved from
the holding aviary at LVV to the release
aviary out in the wilderness of Bonaire, Fat
Sally only complained about the rough ride
in the car. Although by this point she had
lost quite a bit of weight, she was not over-
come with joy like the other Loras when
surrounded by green trees and nature.
Fat Sally was not interested in flying or
physical exertion per se and so she remained
a peaceful keystone bringing calm to the
young and often over excited group that
found themselves in the release aviary.
Around them were many birds whom they
all knew. There was Monty there and he and
the other birds had already been released.
Despite the prospect of freedom Fat Sally
remained calm at all times and carried on
with her day to day life because in truth she
knew she could not fly from tree top to tree
top like they did. Unlike the other Loras Fat
Sally just accepted the wilderness surround-
ing them and the human that brought them
food each day.
And so it was with some surprise when
the afore mentioned human arrived one
morning with the i 'i.I. case of doom."
The other birds went completely radio rental
(mental) on that morning and leapt from
their perches with fear and anxiety. They
flew from perch to perch and from end to
end of the aviary. Having never experi-
enced fear or for that matter having never
been in a group of scared parrots, Fat Sally
was quite unsure as to what to do. The hu-
man chased the other birds but Sally


seemed to escape unnoticed for some time.
Then her luck was up and the human waved
the dreaded I i,.!. case of doom" in her
general direction.
Fat Sally felt fear like she had never felt
before. She didn't really know what was the
appropriate response but then her instincts
overcame her reason and she leapt from her
perch in a bid to escape from the
"Pillowcase of Doom." Never before had
Fat Sally flown, and for good reason. In that
moment, as brief as it was, Fat Sally was
airborne! So brief was the moment and so
vertical was the trajectory of Sally's plum-
meting orbit that it was almost missed. She
hit the ground with a tremendous and sick-
ening thud and in that moment the chaos
within the aviary stopped and everyone, bird
and human, looked at her. Inside Sally was
embarrassed but being strong and coura-
geous she didn't show it. She had made her
maiden flight and it was something to build
upon. Her poor feathers had barely held the
air beneath them and her lack of muscle
couldn't be any worse so "build upon" she
would.
Others, of course doubted whether she
would ever be able to be released. Bets were
even placed against her. But although Sally
was certainly in no shape right there and
then she knew that with a little care and
attention she would be able to make it, one
day. She made a pact with herself to join
Monty and the other free flying Loras.
And so Dear Reader you will have to wait
as patiently as a bored captive Lora to find
out whether Fat Sally, bless her, does make
it. In the mean time there will be other sto-
ries of Lora adventures to be found here in
The Reporter. If, however, you wish to have
the very latest news of the parrot shenani-
gans please visit www.facebook.com/
echobonaire.org U
Story & photo by Sam Williams

Conservationist
Sam Williams has
been involved with
Bonaire's Loras for
over seven years
and he recently
founded Echo. Find
out more www.echobonaire.orz





j. .* . . ,


L ee's Bar
was stand-
ing room only for
the debut of the
Baby Boomer
rock band trio,
"Back On Track,"
last Saturday
night. Whether
the people were
there for the mu-
sic or the succu-
lent smoked eel
we may never
know. But we do
know the band
was great and the
crowd enthusias-
tic. "Back On
Track" is already
booked for more
shows on Bonaire
so keep watch
and don't miss
their next show.
Info: Call Theo
te Brinke: 786-
0150. UG.D.


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Fresh Dutch eel (paling), smoked on Bon-
aire, was offered for sale


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The Wanga women-Natalie, Helena and Valerie


Paola Pourier and Rosalba Figaroa (who designed the
dresses. Marvis Fines sewed the dresses)


T he Rincon/Queen's Day
celebration remains the
biggest party on the island. It's a
time when the pride of the Rin-
cofieros in their culture is shown
in their music, dance, food and
party organization.
There are crowds, smiling
faces, people greeting people,
taking photos, marching in the
parades, enjoying the music, the
krioyo food-best on the island-
the whole ambiance. You could
join the crowds or you could
relax for awhile out of the sun in
one of these little spots and have
a chance to visit, snack, drink
And Rincon was clean, clean: thea
gardens,the roads, the houses. A Two marching bands added excite- Sign of the times: A Jumbotron in the Swinda Trinidad cooked some of the best
total pleasure.E L. G. D. ment to the march line of the .inadii march. (local) food available




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In America a notary validates
signatures on legal docu-
ments. On Bonaire and in the
EU the Notary (Notaris in
Dutch) does more and is very
important in real estate transac-
tions.
On Bonaire the Notaris is the
Queen's official representative
for all matters concerning real
estate. Prior to 10-10-10 the
Notaris was appointed via the
office of the Governor of the


islands. Since 10-10-10 the
Minister of Justice from Holland will
appoint the Notaris.
If you are 50 or older and come from
one of America's 13 original colonies the
idea of the Notaris will be very familiar to
you. Before there were title insurance
companies the actual search of the title
and preparations of the contract, deed,
mortgage and relevant closing documents
was done by an attorney. The attorney
was a specialist in real estate and real
estate titles. Art Kleimer was probably
one of the last attorneys in the US to be
trained to perform title searches.
The Notaris performs those same ser-
vices. The major difference is that in the
American system the parties relied on the
personal wealth and integrity of the attor-
ney to remedy any problems.
The Notaris is a member of the civil
service and functions only in civil law
areas. The government stands behind the
acts of the Notaris.
The Notaris concept has a history in the
civil law countries going back hundreds
of years. The Notaris is an expert's ex-
pert. The Notaris always holds a master's
degree with a focus on real estate law.
Since 1 October 1999 experience may
also be a criteria for performing Notaris
services. The law was changed then to
create more competition. These "junior"
notaries have to operate under the guid-
ance of an experienced Notaris.
In most civil law countries the Notaris
has an absolute monopoly on preparing
certain contracts and documents espe-
cially those related to real estate.
The Notaris also serves as the custodian
for all-important documents such as
deeds. The original deed by law will stay
in the office of the Notary for at least 20
years. This assures that the deed may
never be tampered with. The buyer and
the seller will receive certified true copies
of the original deeds and all relevant pa-
pers for their personal records. The origi-
nal deed is in Dutch and English transla-
tions will be provided if necessary.
In most situations a contract prepared
by a Notaris is capable of automatic exe-
cution if the Notaris determines that a
party has breached the agreement. Once
the Notaris has made a determination of


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The Notaris has a long history in Dutch business.
Job Adriaensz Berckheyde -
Een notaris in zijn kantoor (1672) - ca. 60 x 80 cm.


breech there is no recourse to the court
system.
The Notaris has this power because by
law the Notaris is not an advocate of one
party or the other. The Notaris as the rep-
resentative of the Crown is impartial. In
this role the authority of the Notaris is
akin to that of a judge.
A Notaris owes absolute confidentiality
to all the parties. This power is so abso-
lute that in a Court preceding the Notaris
has the obligation not to reveal any infor-
mation of the parties. In this capacity the
Notaris is like a judge or doctor.
The appointed Notary for Bonaire,
Maarten Maartense, recently passed
away. As provided by law his office con-
tinues to perform Notaris services. You
must select a Notaris from the BES is-
lands. As there is no Notaris on Saba and
Statia those residents either come to Bon-
aire or to St. Maarten.
By custom the fees of the Notaris are
the obligation of the buyer. The fees are
generally 1% -2% of the purchase price.
The Notaris is also required to collect
from the buyer the 5% real estate transfer
tax due to the government.
Your agent and the Notaris work to-
gether. The parties will execute powers of
attorney to the Notaris. You do not have
to come for the closing. The buyer wires
the necessary funds to the
Notaris. A few days later
the Notaris wires the seller
the proceeds and all parties
receive copies of all docu-
ments. Then everyone
celebrates.E Anna &Art
Kleimer
Anna and Art Kleimer are founding
partners of Bonaire Island Real Estate,
B. V. In 1993 they were "America's Out-
standing Realtors. "Email:
Anna(ttBonaireislandrealestate. com
or Art(tBonaireislandrealestate.com




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Reef Windows
103 Kaminda
Lagun
(road to Lagun)
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Bonaire Reporter- May 13-27, 2011


LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS


House for sale. Kaya Gobernador
Nicolaas Debrot 166, 796-3637, digi-
talisl956@hotmail.com

Located at Hato studio single, fur-
nished . After April 14th Dishwasher,
boiler, gas, water, electricity included.
$490 no airco
Possibility; TV & internet, linen. 4
months or longer. 717-2529

Garden studio at Hato Single fur-
nished $425, included gas, water, elec-
tricity. Possibility; TV & internet, linen
717 2529 Minimum stay 4 months. After
April 14th no airco 717-2529


MISCELLANEOUS

Trailer for sale. Ideal for scuba, surf-
ing, windsurfing and kiteboarding.
US$500. Tel:786-0816

Bookcase, 6 dining room chairs, 2
matching couches, coffee table, side
table. Only available April 1-13. Email
for photos ii .I J ..11 . iin .i m Or call
786-3336.

Dive tanks. 80's and 63's. $85 each.
While supply lasts. Call Carib Inn. 717
-8819 8 am to 5 pm

For Sale: Double bed (2-pers.) + full
mattress semi-orthopaedic quality
including bed frame all for $255.00.
Comes with a free set of sheets. Please
call 796-5530

2 soft armchairs. Gray color. Good condi-
tion. Only $ 99 for the pair.
Aluminum windows. Many sizes. Your
choice. $49 each. Call Carib Inn 717-
8819, 8 am to 5 pm.

Range-Rover Classic 3500cc V8 for sale.
$ 1250. Kaya Gobemador Nicolaas Debrot
166, 796-3637, digital-
is1956@hotmail.com

For sale: inflatable boat, Achilles,
Yamaha outboard 15hp and boat
trailer for sale. $ 1750. Kaya Gober-
nador Nicolaas Debrot 166, 796-3637,
digitalisl956@hotmail.com

For sale: Giant Boulder mountain
bike, front shocks, V-brakes, S 275,
Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot
166, 796-3637, digital-
isl956@hotmail.com

For sale: Toyota 4Runner, black,
1995, $ 3500, Kaya Gobemador Nico-
laas Debrot 166, 796-3637, digital-
isl956@hotmail.com


Porch Sale- Saturday and
Sunday May 14 and 15-at the
Sentro Di Bario Tera Kora from 08:30
to 4pm
Famous Kaya Mandolin porch\a sales
because of the rains we sought a roof
over our heads 10 people participat-
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Bonaire-Sun Rise/Set, Moon Phase and Tides
Winds and weather can . . . .. the local tide's height and time
Day High Low High Low High Sunrise Sunset
04:08 08:17 15:03 21:37
Fri 13 0.06 ft 0.35 ft -0.20 ft 0.88 ft 6:12 18:52
05:31 09:27 15:35 22:24
Sat 14 -0.03 ft 0.21 ft -0.16 ft 0.99 ft 6:11 18:52
06:49 10:52 16:09 23:14
Sun 15 -0.14 ft 0.10 ft -0.11 ft 1.06 ft 6:11 18:52
08:01 12:31 16:46
Mon 16 -0.24 ft 0.05 ft -0.05 ft 6:11 18:52
00:06 09:04 14:18 17:31
Tue 17 1.10 ft -0.32 ft 0.05 ft 0.02 ft Full Moon 6:11 18:53
01:00 10:01 15:52 18:30
Wed 18 1.10 ft -0.38 ft 0.10 ft 0.09 ft 6:11 18:53
01:55 10:51 16:58 19:50
Thu 19 1.07 ft -0.41 ft 0.17 ft 0.15 ft 6:10 18:53
02:49 11:36 17:46 21:17
Fri 20 1.02 ft -0.42 ft 0.25 ft 0.20 ft 6:10 18:54
03:42 12:18 18:27 22:40
Sat 21 0.94 ft -0.40 ft 0.33 ft 0.23 ft 6:10 18:54
04:31 12:55 19:05 23:59
Sun 22 0.85 ft -0.36 ft 0.41 ft 0.24 ft 6:10 18:54
05:19 13:27 19:40
Mon 23 0.73 ft -0.30 ft 0.49 ft 6:10 18:54
Last Q. 01:14 06:04 13:55 20:13
Tue 24 moon 0.23 ft 0.61 ft -0.24 ft 0.57 ft 6:10 18:55
02:29 06:48 14:18 20:43
Wed 25 0.21 ft 0.48 ft -0.18 ft 0.64 ft 6:10 18:55
03:42 07:34 14:37 21:13
Thu 26 0.17 ft 0.36 ft -0.12 ft 0.70 ft 6:10 18:55
04:56 08:24 14:51 21:43
Fri27 ______ 0.11 ft 0.24 ft -0.06 ft 0.76 ft 6:09 18:56

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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.


BAKERY & CAFE

Exito offers fresh homemade breads and pastries,
fruit shakes including fresh orange juice maker on
the island, freshly made sandwiches, an expanded
salad bar and other take-out items-at affordable
prices.

BEAUTY PARLOR

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


CARS AND BIKES

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.

CONSTRUCTION

Total Home Sustainable Building Products stocks
a large collection of European quality hardware.
Call 701-7011, above Caribbean Homes Realty

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

Norca's Deli Caf6, upstairs above Botika Bonaire
on Kaya Grandi offers lunch plus a special "after
hours" Rijsttafel dinner if you call ahead: 717-4376

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. Very cool jazz mu-
sic!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 dive shop
and well stocked retail store. Best book trade on Bon-
aire. Good prices on regulator repair, dive computer
H.Q.

Dive Friends has four dive schools and three retail
shops so you always get the best deals and can be
assured of top notch training.


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


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-minute
tour too. Strong plants for strong Bonaire gardens.


HEALTH
Go Green-Tina Woodley's new shop, has relo-
cated to the former Dew Point Appliance shop, Kaya
Lib. Simon Bolivar 9. It offers wholesome, tasty
products and healthy take-away sandwiches, fruit
drinks and salads.

Essentials -New health center brings together nu-
trition, health food and massage in a single location
downtown.


HOME CARE

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


PHOTO FINISHING
Paradise Photo in the Les 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

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


-4AMEOFHN
REAL E 5TAT C


Harbourtown Real Estate, is
Bonaire's oldest realtor, Visit
their new office to list your
home or buy a new one


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.

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


STORAGE


,OiAIGASINA


The Storehouse
(Mangazina in Papia-
mentu) offers Secure Stor-
age For Vehicles, House-
hold Items, Diving And
Sporting Gear, Business
Files or Inventory. Across
from the northern hotel
row.


ROCARGO-M
Services N.V.

SHIPPING
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?

, iSPAs/GYM
. . Bon Bida Spa & Gym World
..... . - Class fitness and health facil-
.-. - j- ity- Classes, top notch ma-
"- - - , chines, trainers. Day, monthly
- , , or annual rates.




SUPERMARKETS
Warehouse Supermarket
O * on Kaya Industria-
-, ' , .'. Biggest air conditioned
N(O '. '-' market with the, largest
SAR~~R iHOUS selection and lowest prices
o N PE on the island.



(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. Hotel or downtown pickup The only wa-
ter taxi to Klein Bonaire with built-in ramp

WINES
Antillean Wine Company. You've tried the rest;
now try the best: best prices, highest quality wines
kept in a cooled warehouse. Free delivery. Kaya
Industria 23, Mon.-Sat. 9 am-noon.


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To place and ad
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Lisa of Pasa Bon Pizza writes that Pasa Bon
now uses compostable take away bags.
She first noticed them at Bobbi Jan's. They are
corn resin, not petroleum based and made from
completely sustainable materials."I think all
stores and restaurants should be using these
bags," she said. "I'm currently on a 'Why don't
we compost kick?' This is something else that I
think would help our landfill as well as our
soil." The bags are biodegradable, that is, they
are compostable like normal organic garbage.
And now the Bay West company (717-7471)
has these 'plastic bags' available on Bonaire.
Some shops are already providing them to
their customers: Bobbi Jans, Pasa Bon Pizza
and your favorite shop if you will demand
them!" L.D.


A new health center has opened in
the heart of downtown Kralendijk
this week under the name of Essentials..

The concept of Essentials is unique on
Bonaire, bringing together several com-
plementary health-related businesses un-
der one roof. The premises are conven-
iently located off Kaya Grandi - in the
building immediately behind "Best Bud-
dies and Pearls" and "Atlantis" with easy
access from the small road next to Gio's
coffee shop & gelateria.
Essentials has been initiated by Stepha-
nie Bennett, well known to readers of The
Reporter for her "Body Talk" articles. For
the past two years Stephanie has been
practicing Clinical Nutrition in Antriol,
with particular emphasis on finding the
cause of a particular health problem in-
stead of treating the symptoms - and then
giving back to the body exactly what it
needs to correct these problems. They
also offer quick lunch-time blood pres-
sure and glucose checks with information
of what it means should it be out of
range.
Essentials also contains the health food
shop previously known as The Natural
Way, known for its selection of natural
and organically certified products. This
shop now enjoys a more convenient
ground floor location.
A third business offers a range of
Therapeutic Massages from the well-


M ". . .


known masseuse Ana Mercedes who uses
massage to relax both body and mind.
Essentials will also offer a range of
healthy foods such as salads, soups, sweet
(but healthy) temptations and freshly
prepared drinks. They will concentrate on
locally grown and organic produce with-
out preservatives or food colorings.
To demonstrate that healthy food does
not need to be boring, Essentials will
hold a "Nutritional Day" on 14th May
from 11 am - 3pm, where everyone will
be welcome to sample these foods and
learn about how simple steps can be taken
to better health.
As Stephanie says "We are very excited
to have the opportunity to bring these
businesses together in one place and to
be able to offer Bonaire a 'One Stop
Health Facility. '" Press release


Bebi and Hilene


Pakus di Tela, Bonaire's premier
Fabric store- Haberdashery-Sewing
Atelier at Kaya Simon Bolivar #6 (next to
TELBO) has a new owner: Mrs. Hipolita
(Bebi) Benita. Bebi has been shop man-
ager since September 2009 and is well
known to the store's customers.
For more than five years Helene de Wit
devoted her energy to establish Pakus di
Tela which, she says, "only became suc-
cessful through my esteemed customers,
for which I thank them gratefully. I wish
Mrs Benita a lot of success in using her
experience about fabrics and sewing as
well as increasing the shop's inventory."
*Press release


Upstairs
Above
Botika
Bonaire on
Kaya
Grandi


Rijsttafel for early dinner on
request by reservation only
Minimum 2, Maximum 12 people

Regular hours 8 am-6 pm
non-stop, Mon-Sat
Call 717-4376 for reservations


CLliCco N utrttrm on eavl Store-

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NOW OPEN at Kaya Grandi 32B
(Behind Best Buddies & Pearls)
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm non stop
4% Saturday. 9am - 2pm

Tel. 717 4588
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REGULAR EVENTS





































Tours $21 (includes tax). Discounts
for residents and local people. Tel. 717








































































8489, 540-9800.
* We Dare to Care Park children's
playground open every day into the
cooler evening hours. t






































Saturday,
SRincon Marsh-8am-2 pm. Enjoy
Tours $21 (includes tax). Discounts









a Bonairean breakfast while you shop,
fresh fruidents and vegetable ples, gifts, local. 717
-8489, 540-9800.

playground open every day into the
cooler evening hours.

Saturday
s Rincon Marshs-8am-2 pm. Enjoy
a Bonairean breakfast while you shop,
fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts, local


sweets, snacks, arts, handicrafts, can-
dles, incense, drinks, music. Big
March first Saturday of the
month-www.infobonaire.com/rincon.
*Bonaire Animal Shelter's "Garage
Sale" every Saturday, 8am-5pm. At
Kaminda Liberador Simon Bolivar,
across from Brandaris Caf6. Tel. 717-
4989
* Monthly flea market at "We Dare
To Care" Playground, 1st Saturday
of the month, 2- 6 pm. Rent a table for
$10. Information: Marissa Jansen (Tel:
701-1103) or Kim de Raadt (Tel: 787-
1475)
* 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 per person. Tel. 560-
7539.
* Soldachi Tours-See the real Bon-
aire 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 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.
Tuesday
*SGB High School Chez Nous Res-
taurant- 6 pm, multi course dinner,
$20. Reservations 700-4628.
Wednesday
*SGB High School Chez Nous Res-
taurant- 12:30 multi course lunch,
about $12. Reservations 700-4628
Thursday
.SGB High School Chez Nous Res-
taurant- 12:30 multi course lunch,
about $12. Reservations 700-4628

*Bonaire Chess & Draughts
(checkers) players get together on
from 19.00 till 21.00 at the SGB-
school: Kaya Frater Odulfinuz z/n.

Friday
* Jong Bonaire Chess & Draughts
players get together from 17.00 till
19.00 at the SGB-school. Kids can start
at age six. Tourists are welcome. Con-
tact Serapio Pop, at 701-9660
*

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

Monday -- Touch the Sea -- Dee
Scarr, honored as a member of the
Women Divers Hall of Fame conducts
Bonaire's Touch the Sea programs of
personalized dive guiding. She presents
a unique perspective on critters and
corals, plus an updated Bonaire lionfish
report, every Monday she's on-island
at 8:30 pm in the Aquarius Conference
Center at Captain Don's Habitat, Call
717-8290.


Wednesday - Sea Turtle Conserva-
tion Bonaire (STCB) presents an in-
formative slide show: Sea Turtles of
Bonaire, at 8pm, every 2nd and 4th
Wednesday in the conference room at
Captain Don's Habitat (717-8290)

BONAIRE'S TRADITIONS
Mangasina di Rei, Rincon. Enjoy the
view from "The King's Storehouse." Learn
about Bonaire's culture. Visit homes from
the 17thcentury. Daily. Call 717-4060 /
790-2018
Bonaire Museum on Kaya J. v.d. Ree, be-
hind the Catholic Church in town Open
weekdays from 8 am-noon, 1:30-5 pm. Tel.
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: 790-7001 and 796-4931
Al-Anon meetings - every Monday
evening at 7 pm. Call 790-7272
Bridge Club - Wednesdays, 7:15
pm- All levels, NAJ2,50, 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.
JCI - First Wednesday of the Month-
Junior Chamber International Bonaire
(JCI Bonaire, formerly known as Bon-
aire Jaycees) meets at the ABVO build-
ing, Kaminda Jato Baco 36 from 7:30
to 9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Contact: Renata Domacass6 516-4252.
Kiwanis Club meets at APNA Plaza,
Kaya International, every other Tues-
day, 7 pm. Tel. 717-5595, Jeannette
Rodriguez.
Lions Club meets every 2"d 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,
12:15-2 pm - Divi Flamingo Beach
Resort in Peter Hughes meeting room
upstairs above the dive shop. All Ro-
tarians welcome. Tel. 701-1100.
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, 10am.
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 of Coromoto 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 lo-
cated temporarily at Kaya Alexandrit #
20, Santa Barbara, Republiek. Services
are held on Sunday mornings from
10am until 11:30am. Bible studies in
English are on Monday nights from 7
to 8 pm. Contact: 717-3322
The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints: Kaya Sabana #26,
Sunday: 9 am Sacrament Ser-
vices (Translation to English and
Papiamentu upon request) 10:20 Sun-
day School, 11:15 RS/YM/YW/PH
Primary held from 10:20-12 noon Visi-
tors welcome: Call 701-9522 for infor-
mation.
Foundation Fountain of Living Wa-
ters, Centro Fuente, Service Sunday
at Kaya Aruaco 4 at 6 p.m. Preaching
in Papiamentu and Spanish. For Mar-
riage Counseling, contact 717-2161


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HARVEST TIiME 2011


RinoioiiB Din R ate

T he 26th edition of the annual Comcabon
17.5 km. (10.9 miles) run/walk between
Kralendijk Stadium and the Rose Inn in Rincon
had fast times under mostly sunny skies. The
top female and male runners won $200 each.
Sponsors were MCB Bonaire N.V. (prime
sponsor) and the Rose Inn, and WEB N.V.
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Edith Strauss and Pastor
Ivan Dario Gomez.


Many Rinconeros wore traditional
clothes in the S.inadant march

My Rincon, your Rincon, our sweet
Rincon. Rincon the oldest town in
Bonaire-approximately 500 years old, a
lovely town with the nicest panoramic
views you ever will see, like Gotomeer,
Playa Frans, Washington Park and Slag-
baai. The different places you can chill out
like the Rose Inn, Tropicana Bar and more.
This past 25th of April, Easter Monday,
Rincon celebrated its Simadan Di Pastor,
an old cultural and folk festival organized
by the pastor of the Catholic Church in
Rincon together with his followers. For
more than 100 years the people of Rincon
people have celebrated this festival. The
name Simadan (folkloric dance or festival)
is a celebration organized by the Catholic
pastor. Mrs. Edith Strauss-Marsera (67),
coordinator of the festival together with
Pastor Ivan Dario Gomez, will tell us all
about it. Pastor Ivan is the new pastor for
the Rincon Catholic Church and has in-
volved the whole community of Rincon in
its mission to join the different groups.
Edith explains.
"The origin of "Simadan di Pastor" was
to thank God for the rain and the harvest.
In the past, 90% of the people in Rincon
lived from their plantations or kunukus.
The harvest was brought to the Church as
part of their offering. After the mass they'd
sell the produce to get money to repair the
Church and help the poor. Today we don't
have so much produce in goods but Rincon
does produce so many good people who
are intelligent and who have occupied high
positions in many functions. As well Rin-
con has produced talented artists. They
come together at this time and bring their
offerings. It could be handicrafts, home
made cakes, cookies, other food, and bev-
erages to be sold, or money. All this helps
the church with funding for its mission.
This year the celebration took place in
the yard of the San Luis Bertran Church
itself. Part of the moneycollected from the
produce will go for youth activities. In
Rincon we have different youth groups
who have started to be very active in cul-
tural activities. We have Magazina di Rei,
a cultural land house with activities for the
young people. Foundation Plataforma Rin-
con and the schools have a section for chil-
dren. During the festival the youths have

Bonaire Reporter- May 13-27, 2011


different activities that are guided by the
young people themselves. The mission of
Pastor Ivan's mission is for the youth to
join together with other groups and do
something for themselves. We can say that
Simadan di Pastor will continue because
our Rincon young people are very inter-
ested in their culture.
We have young people who have created
their cultural music bands like the Foyan
Boyz for instance or the cultural dance
group, Rikesa di Rincon.
The elderly people go to Magazina di Rei
to tell their stories and give information.
Jong Bonaire has a group of teens who
often visit Magazina di Rei to learn more
about our culture.
We can say that in Rincon we have both
the folkloric (the way to dress up) and the
cultural (our manners, eating habits, our
language, story telling, the roll of a woman,
the roll of a man, living with our
neighbors, ways of dealing with parents
and family and the way to communicate)
that are still alive.
My concern is that I hope that the Gov-
ernment can focus with a department for
Culture Management. The government
must have a goal for our culture, otherwise
with all these changes it will fade away.
We don't get any money from the gov-
ernment to organize this festival. Simadan
di Pastor is based only on all the fundrais-
ing we do to maintain our culture. One
other thing that's also important is to intro-
duce our culture back into the schools. If
you teach the child from the time it's small
about its culture it will grow with it. You
must know your past to live your present.
The celebration Simadan di Pastor in
Rincon was a success and we will be pre-
paring for the next year, 2012. The celebra-
tion began at 9'o clock in the morning with
a mass celebration. At 11 am there were
sales of Krioyo (local) food and 5'o clock
in the afternoon the Simadan dance started
in the streets of Rincon and finished in the
Catholic Church yard, going on until 11 'o
clock at night. There were different activi-
ties for our children. You are warmly in-
vited to visit Rincon and experience its
Simadan, foods and drinks next year." If
you want to know more about Rincon cul-
ture and folklore call 717-4060 or 796-
4643. U SiomaraAlbertus


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C arlos" is such a sweet
Sand affectionate dog
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ers. In this photo, Merle Mars-
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kiss from Carlos while Shelter
staff member, Greta Kooistra,
shows him off. Carlos is about
six months old and has already
been sterilized. A boy found
him in the street with a sore leg.
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turns out he is very smart. He
can actually lift the latch on the 7
door to his communal cage! But
once the Shelter staff found out
they had to tie it closed. But
smartness does have its advan-
tages because Carlos can catch
on fast when he's being trained. Who is the happiest in this photo?
To meet Carlos and the other
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To keep the Bonaire Animal Shelter
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volunteers to do it. At Rincon Day self-
less volunteers manned a stand and sold
all sorts of things that had been donated
by generous donors: household fixtures,
clothes, DVDs, books and a windfall of
PlayStation items.
And thank you to Joke's Mini Market
for the help they gave to the Shelter just
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A toast to the opening. There's a new fund raising activity for the Animal Shelter:
a Weekly Garage Sale (Pakus di Pruga) at Kaminda Liberador Simon Bolivar,
across from Brandaris Caf6 from 8 am-5pm every Saturday.
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I know that observing the
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intimidating at first. With so
many stars and so many planets
where do you begin? This week
I want you to get to know three
stars, the Moon and the planet
of spring. I call it the Sky Park
7-day challenge. I guarantee
that if you watch the sky every
night for seven days, you'll not
only get to know the major stars
but some minor workings of the
heavens as well. And once you
get a foothold in the stars, the sky's the
limit! Let's get started.
Okay, On Friday night May 13 look
high in the southeast. Let's start with the
Moon, which is in its waxing gibbous
phase. This means that the Moon is al-
most full. From night to night the Moon
will shift ever eastward across the stars.
What I mean is that on Friday night the
Moon will be just to the right of Saturn,
but by Saturday night, at the same time, it
will have moved closer to the bright blue
star Spica, each night the Moon shifts
closer to the eastern horizon.
In fact the Moon rises about 50 minutes
later each night. In other words when you
find the Moon tonight, it will take about
24 hours and 50 minutes to return to a
similar place in the sky. The stars and
planets won't move that fast. And one of
the stars of spring is bright, orange
Arcturus. Arcturus is the brightest star in
the constellation called Bootes. Take
special care when pronouncing Bootes,
because he is not amused if you mispro-
nounce his name.
Although Bootes looks more like a
really wide necktie, the ancients pictured
a guy chasing after a big bear. Well,
where's the big bear? You might better
recognize it as the Big Dipper which
stands almost straight overhead. The Big
Dipper is the rear end and tail of the Big
Bear, Ursa Major. In fact the Big Dipper
makes a perfect pointer to locate Arctu-
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We're not done yet. Alter you follow the
'arc to Arcturus' continue and straighten
the line out from Arcturus and you'll
come to a bright blue star called Spica.
Spica is the brightest star in the constella-
tion Virgo the maiden. Even though
Virgo is one of the largest constellations
in the sky, her starry outline is tough to
imagine. But Spica makes up for Virgo's
obscurity as it twinkles radiantly in the
southeast. So to find Spica, start with the
Big Dipper again.
Finally let's get back to the planet I
mentioned earlier: beautiful, ringed Sat-
urn. Saturn shines with a steady yellow
light in the May evenings about 13 de-
grees higher in the sky than Spica. Saturn
and Spica are almost identical in bright-
ness, with Saturn just barely edging out
the big blue star. Saturn has to be the
most amazing planetary system we know
of. With a dynamic surface full of swirl-
ing storms and auroras, 61 known moons,
and oh, those rings. These pictures were
taken by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit
around Saturn.
Keep an eye on Saturn this month be-
cause it will wander near another star in
the constellation Virgo - a dimmer star
named Porrima. The retrograde motion
of Saturn will move it to within half of a
degree of Porrima in June. You'll be able
to see Saturn, some of its brighter moons
like Titan and Rhea along with Porrima
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Aries Horoscope (March 21-April 20): You
simply cannot have any more work piled on
top of what you're already doing. The situation
you're in is one of overwork, being over-
wrought and overwhelmed. Responsibilities
involve detail, order, organization, systemiza-
tion, placement, sorting, grouping, itemizing
and discriminating between work, your daily
needs, and your health. Deep breathing is
suggested. Having the intention that all you're
doing is in service to others will help.
Taurus Horoscope (April 21-May 21):
Health is your most important issue. It has
been for several Months and will continue to
be. Therefore, rest is most essential, the more
the better. You will possibly struggle with
your little will, which is an expression of
Spiritual Will. You must be willing to care for
yourself primarily. Leave everything else by
the wayside.
Gemini Horoscope (May 23-June 20): You
continue to focus on your biological inheri-
tance transmitted from family. Concerning
mother, you must begin to respond to and
interact with the Great Mother Principle. This
is your Soul. It is the ground you walk upon
and the Earth you live within. It is your foun-
dation, your anchor and your Ashram. Begin
an affiliation with Her.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21-July 20): When
you communicate you can either speak only of
self or allow others a sense of emotional secu-
rity and self-control. You are to be the sus-
tained nourishment that others need. You are
to bring people and ideas and all the kingdoms
of nature together. I hear you already do this.
In psychological terms you are therefore the
"good-enough mother" which means perfect.
Leo Horoscope (July 21-Aug. 22): There are
great possibilities being offered within the
regions of your mind. You have the potential
to harmonize your expressions so they create
unity within. Through science and through
concrete knowledge gathering, not mysticism,
you can anchor the Soul. This creates real
perception and expressions of truth. Can you
do it?
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A new
self-identity is imminent. In the meantime, and
until this new self emerges, there may be a
battle between your personality and Soul,
between matter and Spirit, between old psy-
chology and the new (ray psychology), be-
tween the lower mind and higher, and between
your will and the Will of you Solar Angel.
Discrimination will be required.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is
a time when your imagination is allowed to
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really want to develop the spiritual aspects of
yourself. During this time of solitude, this will
occur, but only if you allow all levels of the
unknown to emerge. Any battles that appear,
you will be the victor.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It's
time for you to seriously consider entrance
into the New Group of World Servers. When
one does, new intentions begin to manifest.
The most important are the expressions of the
Law of Group Endeavor and the Principle of
Unanimity. These are two of the new Aquar-
ian Laws and Principles. You are aware that
most groups you have affiliated with up till
now no longer serve you. Yes? So what now?
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22-Dec. 20):
There are two levels through which you can
observe your life at this time. You can assume
that you are controlled by authority figures. Or
you can begin to communicate with the Hier-
archy, who happen to be your spiritual teach-
ers, whether you know it or not. You can look
at personality, honor and status. Or you can
use this time for advancement on your spiri-
tual path. You can work only for your benefit.
Or you can have the intention to serve human-
ity. Either are OK. One is best.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):
Could it be that you are somewhat resistant to
rules and regulations now? And even more
resistant when things seem contrary to your
values? Well, it's time to create a position
where you are the authority and submit to no
one but yourself. Waste no energy on trying to
fit in. You don't and can't. Prosperity is around
the comer. Go find it.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 21-Feb. 18): Are
you thinking of change? The kind that takes
you from here to there yet you don't know
where "there" is? Know that you are going
through a transmutation (change in substance)
of values. You want to use your resources for
safety and security, yet you also want your
resources to assist in the cultivation of com-
munity. Dream, visualize, draw, communicate,
and research. Eventually, through the force of
your will, it will manifest.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 18-March 20): The
Dweller on the Threshold seems to have ap-
peared. He can look/feel like a gargoyle fram-
ing a Masonic cathedral in olden times. Fear
not. Maintain constant integrity and an open
Path to the Soul's light. The Dweller turns into
the Angel of the Presence and then the door to
the Temple opens. You're on the threshold.
Hold steady.
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Page 2 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 B onaire’s electric power problems have gotten attention in The Hague. Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Maxime Verhagen, is considering drafting a regulating framework to guarantee the supply of electricity in Bonaire. Member of Parliament, Ineke van Gent of the green left party (GroenLinks) had inquired about media reports that the supply of electricity in Bonaire might be in jeopardy. Verhagen explained that the main cause of the problem was “the interpretation of differences” between WEB and Ecopower about agreements that they have. As a result, the revenues of Ecopower are lower than the company’s expenditures. The higher expenditures are due to the increased fuel prices. Ecopower has a backlog in payments to the fuel supplier, which in turn stopped the supply of fuel. To make matters worse, Ecopower’s mother company is bankrupt. Ecopower’s new wind and diesel installation is the sole supplier of the island’s electrical energy. WEB distributes the power and bills the consumer. Ecopower, WEB, the bankruptcy conservator and Rabo Bank are exploring a structural solution for this situation. According to Verhagen, parties had a “constructive” meeting. Verhagen said he trusted that parties would assume their responsibilities to secure the supply of electricity. “Currently I am considering whether to and how to draft a regulating framework.” The “Ban Boneiru Bèk” ( BBB) foundation has been promoting the return of Dutch Caribbean people living in The Netherlands to the islands. Founder and chairwoman of BBB, Celia Fernandes Pedra, hopes to increase the foundations effectiveness by adding young, energetic people to the organization. A new board was appointed last week and the group of volunteers was expanded with an office director on Bonaire as well as coordinators on other Dutch Caribbean islands and in The Netherlands. The new board adds members from Aruba, Bonaire and St. Maarten. The foundation’s website, www.banboneirubek.com has had over 425,000 page visits in the past 12 months. The number of CVs on the website has increased to over 250. During the next few years Ban Boneiru Bek will focus on subjects: moving expenses arrangement, housing and the increase of incomes on Bonaire. The new Representative of the Dutch National Government, Wilbert Stolte, conducted introductory visits to the three BES islands. On all three islands he became acquainted with the Executive Council and Island Council. He held discussions with representatives of different social organizations and met with the press. He also met with the workers of Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (RCN). Mr. Stolte would like very much to informally meet with island’s people,. For Bonaire the meeting is set for Thursday, May 15th 18.00 – 19.30 PM in the Rincon Community Center. The Representative of the National Government forms an administrative link between the National Government and the Caribbean Netherlands. He promotes cooperation between the National Government and the governments of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. He has various legal tasks in regard to higher supervision. He is tasked with reviewing decisions of the Public Entities in view of good governance. Also some island ordinances must be approved by the Representative of the National Government before they can go into effect. AMSTERDAM-Some 57% of the Dutch think the Queen should remain in government, according to a poll for RTL Table of Contents Web: www.bonairefreewieler.com Email: freewieler@bonairefreewieler.com Parts and accessories for all brands of bikes and scooters Beautiful Bike Clothes All type of house and car keys duplicated Kaya Grandi #61 “The blue building” Call 717-8545 Open: 8:30-12:30, 2:00-5:30 Owner Operated Featuring Giant, Bikkel and Golden Lion bikes This Week’s Stories Employment Figures 2 Knights in Order of Oranje-Nassau Named Evis Martinus and Roxanne Timp 3 Kites at Watapana School 6 School Design Expo 6 Flamingo TV 25 Anniversary 6 Vente del Norte Band 7 Lionfish Eradication OK? 7 End of Cruise Ship Season 8 Tennis Anyone? 8 Magic Ed 10th Anniversary 8 US Consul on Bin Laden 9 Fat Sally’s Maiden Flight 10 Back On Track Debut 10 Rincon Day 11 Kaminda di Arte 13 New OwnerPakus di Tela 15 Essentials health Center 15 Plastic Bags Are OK… 15 Rincon Day Races 17 Animal Shelter’s Garage Sale Shop 18 STCB /STINAPA Klein Bonaire Clean-up 20 Departments Flotsam & Jetsam 2 On the Island Since (E rica Antoin) 4 Bon Quiz #50 (Kalbas) 7 Latin Music Classics – Eddy Herrera 9 Bonaire Reflections-The Notary 12 Picture Yourself (Times Square, NY) 12 Classifieds 13 Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times, Moon Phase 13 Shopping & Service Directory/Guides 14 Masthead 16 What’s Happening, 16 Bonairean Voices-Harvest Time 17 Sudoku Puzzle 17 Sudoku Solution 17 Bon Quiz Answer 17 Do You Know… Sharks 18 Pet of the Week –Carlos 18 Pakus di Pruga-Shelter Store 18 Sky Park (Moons, Planets, Stars) 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, Dutch Caribbean Phone 786-6125 Phone 790-6518 / 786-6518 Available on-line at: www.bonairereporter.com http:// Printed Every Fortnight, On-line Every day, 24/7 Next edition printing on May 23, 2011 € Transport of Money and Valuables € Private Investigations € Vehicle patrols € Burglar Alarms € Fire Alarm Systems In Business Over 27 years Kaya Nikiboko Nord 37A, PO Box 225 Tel: (599) 7178125 Fax (599) 7176125 E-mail sss@bonairelive.com Figures published last week by the Statistics Department of The Netherlands showed that for Bonaire: • Unemployment is 6.6% • Trade, transport and the catering businesses are the leading industries • Employment is higher for men than for women • Youth unemployment is higher than for other ages In 2010, 10,700 people 15 years or older lived on Bonaire . Of these 7,100 had jobs. Just over 500 Bonaireans were unemployed; 2,200 workers were active in trade, transport and catering. This is more than three in10 workers. The second largest industry in Bonair e is the government and social services, totaling nearly 1,700 workers. The employment rate was higher among males than among females, 71.8 and 61.2 % respectively. Of the unemployed 6.5% were men and 6.7% were women. Unemployment for 15 to 25-year-olds was 12.8 % (100 youngsters) There were 3,100 people who were not active on the labor market. Young people are relatively more inactive, mainly because they haven’t sufficient educa tion. More than 4 in 10 young people already participate in the labor market. For more information: CBS Caribbean Netherlands Kaya Gobernador Debrot 41, Kralendijk Bonaire Tel.: 599-7178676 Fax: 599-7178406 Email: caribischnederland@cbs.nl television news. A majority in parliament wants the Queen’s role reduced to that of a purely ceremonial monarch, the Telegraaf newspaper reported. Almost two-thirds of the 1,018 people polled do not feel the Queen has too much political influence. The poll also showed 69% of the people think Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander is ready to take over the crown from his mother and that his wife, Princess Máxima is the most popular royal with 85% of the votes. Curaçao’s Insel Air will fly to Charlotte, North Carolina, beginning June 22, from Curaçao creating transfer possibilities with US Airways. Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport, one of the most important hubs for US Airways (an (Continued on page 9)

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Page 3 R oxanne Timp is one of the nicest people you will ever meet on Bonaire. Her quiet demeanor hides a dynamo of action in behalf of Bonaire’s less fortunate. Over the years she’s been a key player in these and other charitable organizations: ‘ Stichting Rolstoelbus Bonaire ’ (Wheelchair Bus Foundation), “ Fundashon pa Kuido Bista i Oido’ (The Foundation for Sight and Hearing), ‘Plataforma di Pashèntnan’ (Patients Platform), Plataforma di Inovashon den Enseñansa i Edukashon’ (Platform for Innovation in Teaching and Education), Fundashon pa Kuido di Personanan Desabilitá (The Foundation for Care of Disabled Persons) as well as many activities that assist the aged. In recognition of these deed and many other things not listed she has been recognized by the Queen with the title of Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau . F rom conversations we’ve had with him over the past 20 years we know that it was Elvis (Piskechi) Martinus’ goal to make Bonaire’s children world famous in the sport of windsurfing. That he succeeded big-time is without doubt. There have been and continue to be many Bonaireans that are very familiar in the windsurfing world: Frans, Thode, Petrisie and Saragoza to name a few. He himself was a windsurfing pioneer and champion who worked untiringly to “put Bonaire on the map.” He organized and fo rmalized Pro Kids events, a whole new windsurfing concept, he hosted the “First IFCA Slalom World Championship,” he promoted Bonaire in the windsurfing press, he founded a windsurfing school, he mentors youngsters and much more. For his positive effect on the island’s youngs ters and overall sports leadership he has been recognized with the title of Ridder in de Orde van Oranje.Nassau. Roxanne Joan Timp named a Lady (Knight) in the Order of Oranje Nassau Elvis Modesto Martinus named a Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau Honors went to two of the most comm unity-minded individuals on our island. Roxanne makes life better for the disabled , Elvis for bettering youngsters lives Bonaire Government photos

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Page 4 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 When I arrive at the appointed address I can’t find the house. Erica’s car is parked in front of a green zone, a lush and shady tropical jungle bathing in the smell of honey. Then I find the gate and become aware of a fine little house hidden in all shades of green. Erica comes out and when she sees how amazed I am she laughs “ I love plants!” She gives me a tour through her own, personally and passionately created rain forest and then we start talking. “I was born in Antriol, in the old house next to the Coromoto Church. We were eight children: three boys, five girls, a close-knit family. Alas, two of them have passed away, but we’re still very attached to each other, especially we sisters. When I was 12 I left for Curaçao to study at Saint Martinus Boarding School as there was no high school here. I stayed there for five years, finished Mulo and came back to Bonaire. One month later I started working for Bonaire Trading as a ticket officer for KLM and ALM (the Antillean Airline). I traveled frequently on many familiarization trips. When there was an inaugural flight we were on the plane as well! I went on the first KLM flight to Amsterdam and the first ALM flights to Cuba, Atlanta and Miami. With KLM I also went to Guatemala, St. Marten, Aruba and Venezuela. With TAP, the Portuguese Airline we worked with in those days, I went to Lisbon. Our office was located where Cultimara sits now, but we also went to the airport to take care of the dispatching ourselves. Our team took many courses, mostly provided by KLM. Sometimes they were held on Curaçao or Aruba, but also in Amsterdam. In 1968 I married a Dutch man from Amsterdam and we went to live on Aruba where my husband got a job in the hotel industry. My eldest daughter, Sueyenne, was born in 1969. I’d quit working and had become a homemaker. I really liked Aruba; I made a lot of friends and I played tennis, something I had started with on Bonaire in 1960. I never had any lessons, but Pachicho Thode helped me and yes, I’ve been Champion of Bonaire several times! I also played in many tournaments on Aruba, Curaçao and Santo Domingo. In 1983, I was chosen Sports Lady of the Year the first one on Bonaire! In 1998 I participated in an international veteran tournament on Curaçao with participants from the US, Holland and Venezuela, but… I won. And in 1999 I was chosen together with Robby Domacassé – Tennis Player of the Century!” She smiles. “ When I play tennis I feel good! When I get home I am a completely different person – fit! And when I don’t go, I feel like something is missing in my life. Nowadays I play two to three times a week to stay in shape. Well, let’s go back to my children.” She laughs. “If I forget one, they will get jealous. My second daughter, Lisandra, was born in August 1973, also on Aruba. Six years later we moved to Bonaire because my husband was offered a job at Flamingo Beach Hotel. It felt good to be back on Bonaire my parents were still alivebut I liked Aruba as well… I still do. When LD Gerharts, the owner of Bonaire Trading, heard I was back on the island, he immediately asked if I wanted to work for them again, and that’s what I did, until. I worked for all three of the Gerharts’for LD, for his son Hugo, and for Larry, his grandson. My third daughter, Kimberley, was born on Bonaire in 1981. I was working, so she went to crèche (nursery school) when she was six weeks old. We were quite modern! Bonaire had changed a little bit, but not much. The office moved across from where the old hospital sat. So, three kids, a husband and a full-time job: it was doable, not too busy! I still played tennis and I was always doing something, just like now. I rake the garden, I take care of my plants. I do everything myself. Sometimes I don’t even eat because I like to go on with what I am doing! I’ve got hundreds of plants – you know, when I am taking care of (Continued on page 5) “...life is good the way it is. As long as my children, my grandchildren, my family and myself are in good health I am happy.” 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 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 Amcar Freight, Inc. The ONLY company offering direct weekly consolidation services from Miami, USA to Bonaire www.amcarfreight.com Amcar Freight 12600 NW 25 Street Suite 107 Miami, Fl 33182 Tel. (305) 599-8866 Fax (305) 599-2808 Erica Antoin

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Page 5 them I feel happy. I prefer people to give me a one guilder plant than a whole bouquet of flowers! I always name a plant after the person who gave it to me and I talk to my plants and I tell them like for instance,” she laughs. “ Greta! You’re not doing anything! Why don’t you want to grow? What’s wrong with you! Hahaha! Ayayay! I am a person who loves nature – it makes me happy.” I am also a certified tour guide. Sometimes I go on the bus, but most of the time I’m an auxiliary driver. When a ship arrives with more than 3,000 people we help the taxis. It’s arranged by the tourist office. The first thing the tourists always ask me is ‘Are you born here?’ But I’m not doing it that often because I also work at the airport. In 1982 my husband and I separated but we stayed good friends. I am sorry to say he died of a heart attack years later. So, then it was me and the kids and the job, the tennis and the plants – a full life. Life goes on and that’s what I did. I worked very hard and I am very happy my kids did well because that’s the main thing. They’ve always helped me; they were sweet little kids. None of them is living on Bonaire. Lisa and Kimmy are on Aruba, both of them wedding planners but each one is at a different hotel. Sueyenne is in Curaçao. She and her partner are the owners of Easy Air, the only Bonairean Airline registered here at the Chamber of Commerce. They also are the owners of Medic Air, the ambulance flight. It’s one company. In 2007 I stopped working; I was 65 and I felt it was enough. The girls were all grownup and done with their studies and so, financially, I could retire. I went on a bus trip all through Europe, which had been my dream for a very long time and I enjoyed it to the fullest. Then my daughter and her partner started Easy Air three years ago and they asked me if I wanted to help them out as a handling agent. I have to say I wasn’t very eager to do it. I wanted to do my own things! I had been approached by so many people when I retired who’d asked me if I wanted to work for them, however, for my daughter I made an exception. I’m doing it voluntarily, but they are helping me as well. Every day I go to the airport, but I’m only doing the 7 am plane. After that I go home where I take all the reservations by phone. When I leave, my other colleagues who work full time take over.. I don’t travel much anymore. Two years ago I went with Bòi, my brother, for Christmas to Ecuador and I really enjoyed the beauty of its nature. But if I travel nowadays it’s to see my children and my grandchildren. I have four grandchildren: Seline, Tarrick, Theron and Kiziah, very lovely kids whom I enjoy so much. It’s a pity I don’t see them as much as I would like. My daughters have asked me to come and live on Aruba, but you see I’ve gotten so used to being here and then… I would have to say goodbye to everything – my garden, my little house. Yeah… maybe later, but not yet, not at this moment, although you never know… I feel happy when I am at home. I like to watch sports and news on TV and I got rid of my computer the moment I stopped working! I like classical music and when there is a concert, I go. I did the Walk-athon for five years in a row, great fun, but I’m getting older and I have to make sure I stay well and not overdo things. I am also a member of the walking club ‘ Pia pia Kunuku Bieu,’ but I’m not very active as I prefer to play tennis. This year I am going to be 70 years old and I don’t have a lot of wishes left – life is good the way it is. As long as my children, my grandchildren, my family and myself are in good health I am happy. Every morning when I get up I thank God for giving me another day.” Story & photos by Greta Kooistra Due to a print production problem we did not include the websites that accompanied the last edition’s On The Island Since– Claudia Critelli and Marco DiGianvito. Our apologies and here are the addresses: More information, go to www.zumbabonaire.com www.seaelement.com or www.activeyephoto.com www.700ideas.com for more info . Born On Bonaire (continued from page 4) Erica on the court

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Page 6 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Bulevar Gob. N. Debrot 74 (Across from Sand Dollar) Phone 717-7224 www.bonbida.com F lamingo TV, Bonaire’s first cable TV provider, celebrated its 25th Anniversary last week with announcements and fireworks. Beginning with between 10 and 20 channels in 1968 the system has grown to a a fiber-optic network that offers up to 60 TV channels, high-speed Internet and, just announced by manager Patrick Dowling, Voice over IP telephony. In conjunction with the announcements Flamingo TV kicked off a give-away backed by partners City Shop, Cecilia Mitsubishi/ Kia, and More-For-Less supermarket. Prizes like TVs, appliances, a minute of free shopping and more will be given away in drawings through the end of the year. G.D. T he week of April 11 was kiting week at the Watapana school, the school for children in need of special care in Rincon. Well motivated, active and dedicated children let their creativity go its way and created kites in all forms, colors and sizes. They demonstrated an attitude of helping and creating not always shown in ordinary lessons. Wednesday 20 was kite day. Children and personnel were busy helping each other to get the kites flying. At first the pupils from the lower grades tried their best to get their kites in the air. Later it was the higher grade students’ turn. It was inspiring to see the happiness on the faces of these children and the sadness on those who did not succeed in getting their kite in the air. Those who demonstrated more efforts were awarded with small, but very appreciated gifts. And the lucky ones were: For the biggest kite: Fergen Theodora For the smallest kite: Sharino For the nicest kite: Richmend For the most original kite: Carolina Matthew The kites which stayed longest in the air were from Oscarino Craane, Darrin Winklaar, Sigmon and Gulderick Molina. Despite the burning sun and light winds, the pupils of the Watapana School can look back to a successful kite day! Geraldine Dammers O n Saturday April 16th, Island Governor Glenn Thodé, opened an exposition for the design contest for the Multi-functional School at the North Saliña Community Center. Approximately 650 students from Kolegio Papa Cornes and the De Pelikaan primary school will use the new multi-purpose building. The school will offer accommodation for child daycare, sports and more. The new building will be constructed on the Rudy Boezem sport field. At the North Saliña Community Center everyone may visit the exposition of more than 40, three-dimensional artist impressions which were submitted. The exposition can be visited until Saturday, May 14. Carla de Konink-Sira Watapana School photo RCN photo New Services and Giveaway

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Page 7 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. Daily trips via resorts 10 am, 12 , 2 pm Except Sundays at 10 am only Also available for group trips Kalbas (Crescentia Cujete) W here on earth do you ever come across a tree that carries it’s fruit on the trunk. This species immediately catches your eye when out and about. It sheds it leaves during dry periods, unless there happens to be an abundance of water nearby. This species appears from Mexico, including the Caribbean islands, on to South America. Leaves and fruit are often used as curatives Q) But aside from that, what is this gourd used for? Answer on page 17 Christie Dovale 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 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 V ento do Norte, an extraordinary saxophone ensemble, will perform at Plaza Resort Bonaire’s Caribbean Point Terrace on Sunday, May 29, at 7:30 pm, presented by the Classical Music Board Bonaire . The group consists of 10 young and talented Portuguese musicians who combine a contemporary vision of chamber music with compelling modern interpretations. The group plays unique adaptations of Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, transforms melancholic Fado music, stirs up rousing tangos by Piazzolla, and renders anew the burdened soul of James Brown – all played from memory. This group is both a musical revelation and a rapturous experience that touches one’s inner core one moment and brings down the house the next. As far as Vento do Norte is concerned, playing the saxophone is all about bonding emotions with airs of classical music, world music, jazz and Antillean musical traditions, sounding like a large symphony orchestra. The group was formed in 2005 by Henk van Twillert, intern ationally renowned saxophone player, guest teacher at the Amsterdam Academy of Music and tutor teacher at the College for Music and Performing Arts in Porto, Portugal (Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo). Th e Portugal-based ensemble is rapidly capturing the hearts of music lovers around the world: from festivals and theatres in Europe to stages in Caracas, Venezuela. In early 2007, Vento do Norte was invited to play a series of concerts in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Union. The group also performed during the Liberation Day celebrations in Amsterdam the same year. These highly talented musicians are all taught by Henk van Twillert, and many of them won intern ational competitions on their own. Even as new students take the places of those who complete their courses of musical study, the group continues to win one prize after another. In 2007, and again, in 2009, they were awarded first prizes at the prestigious Concorso Internazionale di musica da camera “Città di Chieri” in Italy, arguably the ensemble’s greatest achievements to date. In 2009, Vento do Norte produced its first CD, "Adagio for Saxophones." Versatile, competent and passionate, Vento do Norte brings together a new generation of musicians who produce their own unique sound, leaving an indelible impression. Expect the kind of musical party you won’t want to miss. To use Vento do Norte’s words: “Vive la música!” Tickets for Vento do Norte ’s May 29th performance are available at Flamingo Bookstore and Addo’s Books & Toys on Kaya Grandi, at Plaza Resort Bonaire’s reception desk and at www.classicalmusicbonaire.com ($20 each in advance; $25 at the event).On Bonaire, Vento do Norte will give a school concert on May 31, and perform in a street parade on June 1st, ending at City Cafe for “happy-hour” entertainment. The group will also contribute to the Jazz & Poetry Night of the Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival on June 2nd. Bob Gilmour Classical Music Board photo A ttempts to eradicate the invasive Lionfish ( Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) is intensifying on Bonaire but some people think it should be stopped. With hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people SCUBA diving every day, the proliferation of lionfish is in plain view of all divers and snorkelers. The predatory Lionfish are decimating Bonaire indigenous fish in front of their eyes. It’s been documented that Lionfish were introduced to the southwest Florida waters in the 1990s. By 2004 they had spread to the Caribbean and the first sighting in Bonaire was on October 26, 2009 at the Nukove dive site. Now lionfish are easily seen on nearly every dive or snorkel. They are getting bigger and more numerous. According to experts, Lionfish are a major threat to native fish species because they have no natural predators in local waters. They are eating local fish at a high rate, That’s been proven by dissection and examination of Lionfish stomach contents by CIEE. It’s feared Lionfish will disrupt local fisheries and dive tourism. To help control their spread a special spear gun has been developed and training classes organized for its use. STINAPA is stepping up its training/awareness programs and a PADI “Lionfish” Specialty Course has been developed. Recently STINAPA, the island’s Park Authority led an expedition of 25 volunteers who killed 197 lionfish at the Karpata dive site. However, not everyone thinks that spearing lionfish is a good thing. Dominique Serafini, a frequent Bonaire visitor and former member of Jacques Cousteau expeditions is one. In response to a request for an interview in The Reporter Serafini emailed, “... I (will) prepare something else but in a dive magazine and maybe with a TV channel, so the message will have a bigger impact… I need to keep quiet … before I leave the island with enough photos and info...” G.D. based on a STINAPA press release. Marine Park Manager deLeon demonstrates spearing a lionfish

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Page 8 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 T here’s a tennis tourney this coming weekend, May 14, 15, that counts for 2011 championship rankings . Categories include Men’s singles and doubles as well as Women’s singles and doubles. Games will be played at Harbour Village and Sand Dollar courts. The opening will take place at 7 pm on May 13th at Eddy’s Sunrise Restaurant at Sand Dollar. All Bonaire players are invited to sign up by via e-mail to elisabeth@telbonet.an or at either tennis court. Sign up fee is $20 which covers membership in the Bonaire Lawn Tennis Bond. This event follows the April 21 through April 25 Easter weekend competition where more than 140 participants from 7 different countries and islands flew to Bonaire for the 9th edition of the “MCB Open 2011.” Aruba, Curaçao, Venezuela, US, The Netherlands, Colombia and Bonaire players all got on the courts The final results of the 9th MCB Open are (winners named first): Men Singles: A David ConquetKawish Missier 60 63 B1 Egbert FaroJulian Chung 62 62 B2 Siardus Witteveen – Teun Nuijten 63 62 C Leonard CoffieMaurice Korver.61 63 C40+ Lambert Dohmen -Mark Smith 64 62 Ladies Singles: C Marrit Koopman -Ka lli de Meyer 63 60 C2 Janis ten Hoope – Yke Constandse 64 63 Men Doubles: A Neil van Wilgen/Paco Veeris – Gary Geerman/Renzo Hirschfelt 6-3;6-2 B1 Burney elHage/Leonard Domacassé – James Finies/Elvis Tjin a Sjoe 64 76 B2 Naldi Tromp/RigoTromp Ibi de Palm/ Wolter de Palm 64 64 C Jarillo Christiaan/Leonard Coffie – John Kock/MochiGomes 64 63 C50+ Carlos Hirschfeld/Cachi Hirschfelt – Evert Piar/Francis da Costa Gomez 75 ret. Ladies Doubles: B Kaile Finies/Thammy Albertsz – Marijke Maas/Trudy VBerhallen 63 64 C Elsje Lacle/Rixt Kramer Juliette van de Bree/Lupita St Jago –60 62 C2 Yke Constandse/Marissa Jansen – Antje Blumenthal/Virginia Knight 63 30 ret Mixed Doubles: GDB1 Thammy Albertsz/David Conquet – Sandra Joubert/Paco Veeris 64 62 GDB2 Rixt Kramer/Jose Marin – Ibi de Palm/ Rosalie Bierings 64 76 GDC Lupita St.Jago/Lambert Dohmen – Roella Pourier/Enzo Fi nies 62 36 tiebreak 119 Press releases MCB Open participants T his 2010-2011 cruise ship season was very busy for Bonaire with 220,136 passengers and 102 cruise ship calls. That’s slightly down from the 222,582 passengers and 106 calls of the previous season. There were four fewer calls but only 1% fewer passenger arrivals. Preliminary figures indicate that next year Bonaire will receive 197,526 passengers, a 10% drop in arrivals. There can, there will be, many changes to the schedule before it is a firm schedule. The island will welcome back all the usual cruise lines: Princess Cruises, Holland America, Aida Cruises as well as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Even those opposed to cruise ship visits have to admit that street traffic flowed more smoothly this year and the economic impact of the many cruise visitors was noticeable. A cruise ship visit is the first time most of the passengers get an impression of the island and it’s usually very positive, perhaps encouraging a future visit. The many islanders who serve cruise ship passengers gathered at El Mundo Restaurant last week to celebrate the closing of the cruise season. It was apparent that they are dedicated to providing a quality product every time they serve a ship. They understand that customer satisfaction, service and safety are of the utmost importance. Bonaire Tour and Vacations head, Corine Gerharts, said three years ago, at the same party, “After years of efforts to position Bonaire in cruise tourism, Bonaire has finally reached the starting gate. The following twothree years will be important years for the island's future in cruise tourism as well as ‘stay-over' tourism. Our cruise ship visitors are getting a taste of what we have to offer in their short stay in port.” She continued, “Today, Bonaire is a name that the cruise industry recognizes. They not only recognize us, they appreciate us. The industry understands our destination much better today than it did just five years ago and that is thanks to a lot of effort from all of us here today. We are the Bonaire product!” Corine Gerharts Speech notes/ G.D. They serve the ships-Front row: Chaleco Cicilia, David Salim, Corine Gerharts Back Row: Daniela Gustowski, Yamile Ma rtijn, Magnolia Martijn, Jeanette Trenidad, Marilou Winklaar, Amina Kromodimedjo, Leila Hofsted, Frits Gielen. O n May 4, 2001, Ed Janga appeared on the SGB High School stage and performed four magic tricks in the 10 minutes he was allowed. From then on he was known to his classmates as Magic Ed. Magic Ed impressed American magicians visiting Bonaire, was invited to visit them and was inducted into the International Brotherhood of Magicians. It set a pattern for his future although in the meantime he became a Dive Instructor under Jong Bonaire’s sponsorship and studied architecture in Aruba. In 2007 he launched Magic Ed Entertainment and offers everything needed for exciting Children’s parties including a stage, entertainment several “bouncers,” decoration, catering and more. Now he’s opened an office at Kaya Dialma #1 where party materials can be seen. His services are unique and special. Contact him at 785-9802, email magiced@hotmail.com to arrange your party. His website is www.magicedbonaire.com The staff: Giovanni, Ed’s mother, Lourdes, Magic Ed himself and his brother Luis

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Page 9 Insel Air partner), has approximately 650 flights per day. There is a special introductory price of NAf. 597 ($334) per round-trip ticket. Bookings will be accepted up to June 22. The flights will depart from Curaçao every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:10am and arrive in Charlotte at 1:25pm. The departure time from Charlotte is 2:25pm, arrivi ng back in Curaçao at 6:40pm. Passengers can transf er to 58 US Airways destinations without extra check-in. Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) remains in financial difficulty. Former owner Niek Sandmann got a loan of 6.9 million guilders from the Curaçao development financing foundation, Korpodeko, a few months before the airline was taken over by its current owner, Arnold Leonora, in December of last year. Leonora said local financial institutions were no longer forthcoming because of the lack of reliable and accountant-approved real figures left behind by the former management. Korpodeko, which also lent money to DAE’s competitor, Insel Air, wants solid accounting information before it will lend more to DAE. DAE is looking for a strategic partner because the company needs a financial boost. DAE Chief Operating Officer (COO) Stanley Betrian severely criticized the financial institutions that are not prepared to help. Since the takeover on December 9 it was clear that DAE had debts running into millions. Betrian and Leonora pointed out that DAE had been almost dead at the takeover and that it is difficult to get financing without figures approved by accountants. DAE hadn’t produced annual figures approved by accountants for years. HILVERSUM-Websites run by Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) were offline for almost a day , following a cyber attack launched on Tuesday. The so-called DDoS (Denial of Service) attack meant tens of thousands of users around the world were unable to access the station’s Internet news and feature services. It is not clear who was behind the attack, which occurred only days after Dutch Rabobank had been crippled by a similar assault. A DDoS attack floods a website with bogus visits, making it unreachable for bona-fide visitors. Marissa Jansen (Tel: 701-1103) has taken over running the We Dare To Care Playground flea market that is held on every first Saturday of the month from 2 – 6 pm. If you want to sell something the rental price is $10 per table. . Proceeds from the rent of the tables will be used to maintain and renovate the playground. Always check The Reporter’s “Happenings” page for news of this and other island events Please remember to visit the businesses that advertise in The Reporter. They keep it “Still Free.” G./L.D. Flotsam and Jetsam (Continued from page 2) Don’t Gamble With Your Advertising Reach more readers than any other Bonaire paper– Delivered to Hotels and Shops plus Thousands More Readers On the Internet Call Laura at 786-6518/ 790-6518 Email: Laura@bonairenews.com WILLEMSTAD--During a Curaçao television interview on Monday, May 2, US Consul General to the Dutch Caribbean Valerie Belon gave her reaction to the news of the American military operation against Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, by saying that justice had been done. “Bin Laden was a sworn enemy of the United States and a danger to all humanity. He was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocents on 9-11 and through attacks on men, women and children of many nationalities and faiths – including many Muslims. He was committed to killing many more in the United States, Pakistan and around the world,” she commented. “As President Obama said, ‘It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9-11 are seared into our national memory.” “The US Consulate General in Curaçao continues to maintain a heightened security posture, the details of which are not public information for security reasons,” the consul commented. Christie Quarton (left) takes over from Petra Petra Kruis as marketing executive for Digicel Bonaire. Christie is Bonairean with a BA degree from the USA and worked for Verizon Wireless. Petra is taking the job as Marketing Manager for Digicel Aruba. We wish success to both. Digicel photo WILLEMSTAD--During a Curaçao television interview on Monday, May 2, US Consul General to the Dutch Caribbean, Valerie Belon, gave her reaction to the news of the American military operation against Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, by saying that justice had been done. “Bin Laden was a sworn enemy of the United States and a danger to all humanity. He was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocents on 9-11 and through attacks on men, women and children of many nationalities and faiths – including many Muslims. He was committed to killing many more in the United States, Pakistan and around the world,” she commented. “As President Obama said, ‘It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9-11 are seared into our national memory.” “The US Consulate General in Curaçao continues to maintain a heightened security posture, the details of which are not public information for security reasons,” the consul commented. Valerie Belon with President Obama at an earlier time The Caribbean Netherlands celebrated Holland’s Liberation Day on May 5 for the first time as well as Memorial Day on May 4. The ceremonies commemorated the soldiers killed in action and war fatalities in general. This year for the first time local veterans laid a wreath at Plaza Wilhelmina. A group of former military personnel of the Dutch Kingdom recently founded the Veterans Association of Bonaire. It was one of the last actions of deceased notary Maarten Maartense. The new veterans association is a focus for former soldiers residing in Bonaire to become a close and likeminded group. They plan to support each other in all possible ways, beginning with the development of the “ Bonaire Veterans Café.” Chairperson of the association is Theo Knevel. Former soldiers, with or without combat experience are welcome to register via e-mail address: veteranenverenigingbonaire@veteranen.nl US Consulate photo Bonaire Government photo Jody’s Fashion & Music Jody’s is the well-known fashion shop for men and women at Lagoen Hill. In their collection they have 100% original brands like: Nike, G-Star, Replay, Lacoste, Zucchero, A Priori and Zulu. At the cruise market Jody’s Music is one of the stakeholders and always tries to bring in the best music for young and old cccc E ddy Jose Herrera de los Rios , also known as Eddy Herrera , is a Merengue singer and winner of more than seven Casandra Awards. He was born on 30 April 1964 in the Dominican Republic, in the city of Santiago de Los Caballeros. He got his start in music at the age of nine, when he began to play the guitar and take classes from a music teacher. Herrera developed his talent and began to participate in various music contests. His first international success was titled El Jardinero , which was launched three months after his having joined the Wilfrido Vargas's musical group. He stayed in that group from 1984 to 1990, when he was launched as a soloist under the MP Records label . His song, Carolina, was a tremendous success in Latin America and Eddy Herrera immediately became one of the leading Merengue artists of his generation . Jody’s Music Quiz Last week’s answer: “Eddy Herrera” was the singer of Carolina. Unfortunately there is no winner this week. This week’s question: Which Salsa artist is the husband of Jennifer Lopez ? Please send your answer to: info@jodysbonaire.com and be entered in a drawing to win a CD of your own choice in Jody’s shop at Lagoen Hill #18. The winner of this week’s contest will be announced in the next edition of The Reporter . Jo Bux

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Page 10 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 L ike many of the new arrivals to the LVV aviary Sally had been carrying a little extra weight. She hadn’t really noticed it before because her weight gain had been slow and gradual. She had been taken from her family as a young chick and when she started to find it hard to climb on the wire of her cage she had told herself it was because she was growing up and that she had “big bones.” But now she was meeting other Loras Sally noticed it wasn’t just her bones. Sally noticed that the birds that had been in her new home the longest had lost the worst of their love handles and could fly. Her newly arrived friends, like her didn’t really fancy any of that though and were quite content to sit for most of the day. A wild Lora can sit for many hours too, but equally a wild Lora is capable of incredible activity and can fly tens of kilometres. The sad reality of Sally’s slothful situation was that neither her excess weight nor her lack of enthusiasm for movement was her fault. Like so many Loras in captivity Sally was only given seeds to eat and she had had no way of exercising so she had grown accustomed to doing nothing. Dear reader you are no doubt aware that captive Loras are prone to obesity and so this situation is a vicious cycle: “Oh I am so bored being here alone, I’m going to eat as that will make me feel better.” “Oh I’m so full (and fat and heavy) I can’t be bothered to do anything” and so on and so on. Unlike a clean burning balanced diet with fruits and greens the effect of Fat Sally’s seed based diet on her health was equivalent a worn out engine that burns oil, it had poor performance. Sally’s feathers were in terrible condition, her fat was so extensive that a lump waddled between her legs. Worst of all she was, at times, grumpy! When she was unexpectedly moved from the holding aviary at LVV to the release aviary out in the wilderness of Bonaire, Fat Sally only complained about the rough ride in the car. Although by this point she had lost quite a bit of weight, she was not overcome with joy like the other Loras when surrounded by green trees and nature. Fat Sally was not interested in flying or physical exertion per se and so she remained a peaceful keystone bringing calm to the young and often over excited group that found themselves in the release aviary. Around them were many birds whom they all knew. There was Monty there and he and the other birds had already been released. Despite the prospect of freedom Fat Sally remained calm at all times and carried on with her day to day life because in truth she knew she could not fly from tree top to tree top like they did. Unlike the other Loras Fat Sally just accepted the wilderness surrounding them and the human that brought them food each day. And so it was with some surprise when the afore mentioned human arrived one morning with the “Pillow case of doom.” The other birds went completely radio rental (mental) on that morning and leapt from their perches with fear and anxiety. They flew from perch to perch and from end to end of the aviary. Having never experienced fear or for that matter having never been in a group of scared parrots, Fat Sally was quite unsure as to what to do. The human chased the other birds but Sally seemed to escape unnoticed for some time. Then her luck was up and the human waved the dreaded “Pillow case of doom” in her general direction. Fat Sally felt fear like she had never felt before. She didn’t really know what was the appropriate response but then her instincts overcame her reason and she leapt from her perch in a bid to escape from the “Pillowcase of Doom.” Never before had Fat Sally flown, and for good reason. In that moment, as brief as it was, Fat Sally was airborne! So brief was the moment and so vertical was the trajectory of Sally’s plummeting orbit that it was almost missed. She hit the ground with a tremendous and sickening thud and in that moment the chaos within the aviary stopped and everyone, bird and human, looked at her. Inside Sally was embarrassed but being strong and courageous she didn’t show it. She had made her maiden flight and it was something to build upon. Her poor feathers had barely held the air beneath them and her lack of muscle couldn’t be any worse so “build upon” she would. Others, of course doubted whether she would ever be able to be released. Bets were even placed against her. But although Sally was certainly in no shape right there and then she knew that with a little care and attention she would be able to make it, one day. She made a pact with herself to join Monty and the other free flying Loras. And so Dear Reader you will have to wait as patiently as a bored captive Lora to find out whether Fat Sally, bless her, does make it. In the mean time there will be other stories of Lora adventures to be found here in The Reporter. If, however, you wish to have the very latest news of the parrot shenanigans please visit www.facebook.com/ echobonaire.org Story & photo by Sam Williams Conservationist Sam Williams has been involved with Bonaire's Loras for over seven years and he recently founded Echo. Find out more www.echobonaire.org Fat Sally between two charismatic admirers Theo Peter Bert Fresh Dutch eel ( paling ), smoked on Bonaire, was offered for sale L ee’s Bar was standing room only for the debut of the Baby Boomer rock band trio, “Back On Track,” last Saturday night. Whether the people were there for the music or the succulent smoked eel we may never know. But we do know the band was great and the crowd enthusiastic. “Back On Track” is already booked for more shows on Bonaire so keep watch and don’t miss their next show. Info: Call Theo te Brinke: 7860150. G.D.

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Page 11 Paola Pourier and Rosalba Figaroa (who designed the dresses. Marvis Fines sewed the dresses) Swinda Trinidad cooked some of the best (local) food available Sign of the times: A Jumbotron in the line of the Simadan march. The Wanga women-Natalie, Helena and Valerie Two marching bands added excitement to the march T he Rincon/Queen’s Day celebration remains the biggest party on the island. It’s a time when the pride of the Rincoñeros in their culture is shown in their music, dance, food and party organization. There are crowds, smiling faces, people greeting people, taking photos, marching in the parades, enjoying the music, the krioyo food-best on the islandthe whole ambiance. You could join the crowds or you could relax for awhile out of the sun in one of these little spots and have a chance to visit, snack, drink and even dance. And Rincon was clean, clean: the gardens,the roads, the houses. A total pleasure. L./G. D. More Rincon Day on Pg. 17 .

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Page 12 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 F ittipaldi Pietersz and Michael Lammers wrote, “During our visit to Allentown, PA. We took the opportunity to visit New York’s (The Big Apple) Times Square. This is the site of the annual new year's ball drop. (Right behind us you can see it).” Note the sign at the top left: “ Walk/Bike ” WIN GREAT PRIZES! Take a copy of The Bonaire Reporter with you on your next trip or when you return to your home. Then take a photo of yourself with the newspaper in hand. THE BEST PHOTOS OF THE YEAR WILL WIN THE PRIZES. Mail photos to Bonaire Reporter , Box 407, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Email to: info@bonairereporter.co 1m. THE NOTARY I n America a notary validates signatures on legal documents. On Bonaire and in the EU the Notary (Notaris in Dutch) does more and is very important in real estate transactions. On Bonaire the Notaris is the Queen’s official representative for all matters concerning real estate. Prior to 10-10-10 the Notaris was appointed via the office of the Governor of the islands. Since 10-10-10 the Minister of Justice from Holland will appoint the Notaris. If you are 50 or older and come from one of America’s 13 original colonies the idea of the Notaris will be very familiar to you. Before there were title insurance companies the actual search of the title and preparations of the contract, deed, mortgage and relevant closing documents was done by an attorney. The attorney was a specialist in real estate and real estate titles. Art Kleimer was probably one of the last attorneys in the US to be trained to perform title searches. The Notaris performs those same services. The major difference is that in the American system the parties relied on the personal wealth and integrity of the attorney to remedy any problems. The Notaris is a member of the civil service and functions only in civil law areas. The government stands behind the acts of the Notaris. The Notaris concept has a history in the civil law countries going back hundreds of years. The Notari s is an expert’s expert. The Notaris always holds a master’s degree with a focus on real estate law. Since 1 October 1999 experience may also be a criteria for performing Notaris services. The law was changed then to create more competition. These “junior” notaries have to operate under the guidance of an experienced Notaris. In most civil law countries the Notaris has an absolute monopoly on preparing certain contracts and documents especially those related to real estate. The Notaris also serves as the custodian for all-important documents such as deeds. The original deed by law will stay in the office of the No tary for at least 20 years. This assures that the deed may never be tampered with. The buyer and the seller will receive certified true copies of the original deeds and all relevant papers for their personal records. The original deed is in Dutch and English translations will be provided if necessary. In most situations a contract prepared by a Notaris is capable of automatic execution if the Notaris determines that a party has breached the agreement. Once the Notaris has made a determination of breech there is no recourse to the court system. The Notaris has this power because by law the Notaris is not an advocate of one party or the other. The Notaris as the representative of the Crown is impartial. In this role the authority of the Notaris is akin to that of a judge. A Notaris owes absolute confidentiality to all the parties. This power is so absolute that in a Court preceding the Notaris has the obligation not to reveal any information of the parties. In this capacity the Notaris is like a judge or doctor. The appointed Notary for Bonaire, Maarten Maartense, recently passed away. As provided by law his office continues to perform Notaris services. You must select a Notaris from the BES islands. As there is no Notaris on Saba and Statia those residents either come to Bonaire or to St. Maarten. By custom the fees of the Notaris are the obligation of the buyer. The fees are generally 1% -2% of the purchase price. The Notaris is also required to collect from the buyer the 5% real estate transfer tax due to the government. Your agent and the Notaris work together. The parties will execute powers of attorney to the Notaris. You do not have to come for the closing. The buyer wires the necessary funds to the Notaris. A few days later the Notaris wires the seller the proceeds and all parties receive copies of all documents. Then everyone celebrates. Anna & Art Kleimer Anna and Art Kleimer are founding partners of Bonaire Island Real Estate, B.V. In 1993 they were “America’s Outstanding Realtors.” Email: Anna@Bonaireislandrealestate.com or Art@Bonaireislandrealestate.com Ball The Notaris has a long history in Dutch business. Job Adriaensz Berckheyde Een notaris in zijn kantoor (1672) ca. 60 x 80 cm.

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 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 $0. 60 per word, for each two-week issue. Call 790-6518 or 790-8988 or email info@bonairereporter.com LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS House for sale . Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 166, 796-3637, digitalis1956@hotmail.com ———————————————— Located at Hato studio single, furnished . After April 14th Dishwasher, boiler, gas, water, electricity included. $490 no airco Possibility; TV & internet, linen. 4 months or longer. 717-2529 ———————————————— Garden studio at Hato Single furnished $425, included gas, water, electricity. Possibility; TV & internet, linen 717 2529 Minimum stay 4 months. After April 14th no airco 717-2529 ———————————————— ———————————————MISCELLANEOUS ——————————————— Trailer for sale. Ideal for scuba, surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. US$500. Tel:786-0816 ———————————————— Bookcase, 6 dining room chairs, 2 matching couches, coffee table, side table . Only available April 1-13. Email for photos cathsalis@gmail.com . Or call 786-3336. -----------------------------------------------Dive tanks. 80's and 63's. $85 each . While supply lasts. Call Carib Inn. 717 -8819 8 am to 5 pm ——————————————— For Sale: Double bed (2-pers.) + full mattress semi-orthopaedic quality including bed frame all for $255.00. Comes with a free set of sheets. Please call 796-5530 _______________________________ 2 soft armchairs . Gray color. Good condition. Only $ 99 for the pair . Aluminum windows. Many sizes. Your choice. $49 each. Call Carib Inn 7178819, 8 am to 5 pm. ———————————————— Range-Rover Classic 3500cc V8 for sale. $ 1250. Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 166, 796-3637 , digitalis1956@hotmail.com ———————————————— For sale: inflatable boat, Achilles, Yamaha outboard 15hp and boat trailer for sale. $ 1750. Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 166, 796-3637, digitalis1956@hotmail.com ——————————————— For sale: Giant Boulder mountain bike, front shocks, V-brakes, $ 275, Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 166, 796-3637, digitalis1956@hotmail.com ———————————————— For sale: Toyota 4Runner, black, 1995, $ 3500, Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 166, 796-3637, digitalis1956@hotmail.com ——————————————— Porch SaleSaturday and Sunday May 14 and 15-at the Sentro Di Bario Tera Kora from 08:30 to 4pm Famous Kaya Mandolin porch\a sales because of the rains we sought a roof over our heads 10 people participating... Tel (599) 791-6272 / 785-6272 hans@outdoorbonaire.com www.outdoorbonaire.com For Quality House and Office Cleaning and Maintenance .. 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. ———————————— LUNCH TO GO Starting from $4 per meal. Call CHINA NOBO 717-8981. 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 563-1913) We Will Care For Your Home When You Are Away Property Services Bonaire b.v. Caretaker/Beheer onroerend goed J@n Brouwer digitalis1956@hotmail.com Bonaire-Sun Rise/Set, Moon Phase and Tides Winds and weather can further influence the local tide’s height and time Day High Low High Low High Sunrise Sunset Fri 13 04:08 0.06 ft 08:17 0.35 ft 15:03 0.20 ft 21:37 0.88 ft 6:12 18:52 Sat 14 05:31 0.03 ft 09:27 0.21 ft 15:35 0.16 ft 22:24 0.99 ft 6:11 18:52 Sun 15 06:49 0.14 ft 10:52 0.10 ft 16:09 0.11 ft 23:14 1.06 ft 6:11 18:52 Mon 16 08:01 0.24 ft 12:31 0.05 ft 16:46 0.05 ft 6:11 18:52 Tue 17 00:06 1.10 ft 09:04 0.32 ft 14:18 0.05 ft 17:31 0.02 ft Full Moon 6:11 18:53 Wed 18 01:00 1.10 ft 10:01 0.38 ft 15:52 0.10 ft 18:30 0.09 ft 6:11 18:53 Thu 19 01:55 1.07 ft 10:51 0.41 ft 16:58 0.17 ft 19:50 0.15 ft 6:10 18:53 Fri 20 02:49 1.02 ft 11:36 0.42 ft 17:46 0.25 ft 21:17 0.20 ft 6:10 18:54 Sat 21 03:42 0.94 ft 12:18 0.40 ft 18:27 0.33 ft 22:40 0.23 ft 6:10 18:54 Sun 22 04:31 0.85 ft 12:55 0.36 ft 19:05 0.41 ft 23:59 0.24 ft 6:10 18:54 Mon 23 05:19 0.73 ft 13:27 0.30 ft 19:40 0.49 ft 6:10 18:54 Tue 24 Last Q. moon 01:14 0.23 ft 06:04 0.61 ft 13:55 0.24 ft 20:13 0.57 ft 6:10 18:55 Wed 25 02:29 0.21 ft 06:48 0.48 ft 14:18 0.18 ft 20:43 0.64 ft 6:10 18:55 Thu 26 03:42 0.17 ft 07:34 0.36 ft 14:37 0.12 ft 21:13 0.70 ft 6:10 18:55 Fri 27 04:56 0.11 ft 08:24 0.24 ft 14:51 0.06 ft 21:43 0.76 ft 6:09 18:56 After decades of innovating Bonaire’s diving Captain Don is applying similar principles to growing plants. Pay him a visit. Meet Bonaire’s Living Legend. Get him to sign his new bookReef Windows 103 Kaminda Lagun ( road to Lagun) (Look for the blue rock and dive flag) Phone: 786-0956 A business ad here can cost as little as $15. laura@bonairereporter.com Tel. 790-6518, 786-6125 IS YOUR HOUSE NEW TO YOU? Make it more livable from the start. FENG SHUI CONSULTATIONS Also interior or exterior design advice, China-trained. Experienced. Inexpensive. Call Donna at 795-9332 . A rtist Wil Dijkstra (left) reminds us that Sunday, 15 May, will feature Bonaire‘s 7th Kaminda di Arte Event. On that Sunday from 11 am till 5 pm, 18 artists of the island will open their doors of their houses and studios to show their different works. You can see their works and meet the artist in person. The “Kaminda di Arte” started in November and has proven to be very successful. Information: Karel de Regt: 717-5785 / 788-4477, karel@flamingotv.net, or Fred v.d. Broek: 788-2536, fredvdbroek48@hotmail.com Wil Dijkstra photo

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Page 14 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 AIRLINES Divi Divi AirBonaire’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. BAKERY & CAFÉ Exito offers fresh homemade breads and pastries, fruit shakes including fresh orange juice maker on the island, freshly made sandwiches, an expanded salad bar and other take-o ut items—at affordable prices. BEAUTY PARLOR Hair Affair . Expert hair cutting, styling, facials and facial waxing. CARS AND BIKES 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. CONSTRUCTION Total Home Sustainable Building Products stocks a large collection of European quality hardware. Call 701-7011, above Caribbean Homes Realty 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 Norca’s Deli Café, upstairs above Botika Bonaire on Kaya Grandi offers lunch plus a special “after hours” Rijsttafel dinner if you call ahead: 717-4376 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. Very cool jazz music! 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, op posite Divi Flamingo. ON & IN THE WATER Carib Inn is the popular 10-room inn with dive shop and well stocked retail store. Best book trade on Bonaire. Good prices on regulator repair, dive computer H.Q. Dive Friends has four dive schools and three retail shops so you always get the best deals and can be assured of top notch training. 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 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-minute tour too. Strong plants for strong Bonaire gardens. HEALTH Go Green— Tina Woodley’s new shop, has relocated to the former Dew Point Appliance shop, Kaya Lib. Simon Bolivar 9. It offers wholesome, tasty products and healthy take-away sandwiches, fruit drinks and salads. Essentials –New health center brings together nutrition, health food and massage in a single location downtown. HOME CARE Bonaire Second Home Care can handle all the needs of second home owners on Bonaire including inspection, management and cleaning. PHOTO FINISHING Paradise Photo in the Les 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 Caribbean Homes, “the Refreshing Realtor,” specializing in luxury homes, condos, lots, rentals and property management. And now Yachts! Harbourtown Real Estate, is Bonaire’s oldest realtor, Visit their new offie to list your home or buy a new one 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. . SECURITY Special Security Services will provide that extra measure of protection when you need it. Always reliable. 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. 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? SPAs/GYM Bon Bida Spa & Gym World Class fitness and health facilityClasses, top notch machines, trainers. Day, monthly or annual rates. SUPERMARKETS Warehouse Supermarket on Kaya Industria— Biggest air conditioned market with the, largest selection and lowest prices on the island. (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. Hotel or downtown pickup The only water taxi to Klein Bonaire with built-in ramp WINES Antillean Wine Company. You’ve tried the rest; now try the best: best prices, highest quality wines 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 guide. Free! To place and ad call 790-6518, 786-6518 or email laura@bonairenews.com Sunbelt Realty

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Page 15 Upstairs Upstairs Above Above Botika Botika Bonaire on Bonaire on Kaya Kaya Grandi Grandi Regular hours 8 am-6 pm non-stop, Mon-Sat Call 717-4376 for reservations Rijsttafel Rijsttafel for early dinner on request by reservation only Minimum 2, Maximum 12 people A new health center has opened in the heart of downtown Kralendijk this week under the name of Essentials.. The concept of Essentials is unique on Bonaire, bringing together several complementary health-related businesses under one roof. The premises are conveniently located off Kaya Grandi in the building immediately behind “Best Buddies and Pearls” and “Atlantis” with easy access from the small road next to Gio’s coffee shop & gelateria . Essentials has been initiated by Stephanie Bennett, well known to readers of The Reporter for her “Body Talk” articles. For the past two years Stephanie has been practicing Clinical Nutrition in Antriol, with particular emphasis on finding the cause of a particular health problem instead of treating the symptoms and then giving back to the body exactly what it needs to correct these problems. They also offer quick lunch-time blood pressure and glucose checks with information of what it means should it be out of range. Essentials also contains the health food shop previously known as The Natural Way, known for its selection of natural and organically certified products. This shop now enjoys a more convenient ground floor location. A third business offers a range of Therapeutic Massages from the wellknown masseuse Ana Mercedes who uses massage to relax both body and mind. Essentials will also offer a range of healthy foods such as salads, soups, sweet (but healthy) temptations and freshly prepared drinks. They will concentrate on locally grown and organic produce without preservatives or food colorings. To demonstrate that healthy food does not need to be boring, Essentials will hold a “Nutritional Day” on 14th May from 11am – 3pm, where everyone will be welcome to sample these foods and learn about how simple steps can be taken to better health. As Stephanie says “We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring these businesses together in one place and to be able to offer Bonaire a ‘One Stop Health Facility.’” Press release P akus di Tela, Bonaire’s premier Fabric store– Haberdashery-Sewing Atelier at Kaya Simon Bolivar #6 (next to TELBO) has a new owner: Mrs. Hipolita (Bebi) Benita. Bebi has been shop manager since September 2009 and is well known to the store’s customers. For more than five years Hélène de Wit devoted her energy to establish Pakus di Tela which, she says, “only became successful through my esteemed customers, for which I thank them gratefully. I wish Mrs Benita a lot of success in using her experience about fabrics and sewing as well as increasing the shop’s inventory.” Press release Bebi and Hélène L isa of Pasa Bon Pizza writes that Pasa Bon now uses compostable take away bags. She first noticed them at Bobbi Jan's. They are corn resin, not petroleum based and made from completely sustainable materials.“I think all stores and restaurants should be using these bags,” she said. “I'm currently on a ‘Why don't we compost kick?’ This is something else that I think would help our la ndfill as well as our soil.” The bags are biodegradable, that is, they are compostable like normal organic garbage. And now the Bay West company (717-7471) has these ‘plastic bags ’ available on Bonaire. Some shops are already providing them to their customers: Bobbi Jans, Pasa Bon Pizza and your favorite shop if you will demand them!” L.D. Julienne, Lisa and Blanca of Pasa Bon Pizza examine one of the new bags.

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Page 16 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 REGULAR EVENTS € Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park Tours $21 (includes tax). Discounts for residents and local people. Tel. 717 -8489, 540-9800. € We Dare to Care Park children’s playground open every day into the cooler evening hours. Saturdays € Rincon Marshé —8am-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. € Bonaire Animal Shelter’s “Garage Sale” every Saturday , 8am-5pm. At Kaminda Liberador Simon Bolivar, across from Brandaris Café. Tel. 7174989 € Monthly flea market at "We Dare To Care” Playground, 1st Saturday of the month, 2– 6 pm. Rent a table for $10. Information: Marissa Jansen (Tel: 701-1103) or Kim de Raadt (Tel: 7871475) € 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 per person. Tel. 5607539. € 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 . Tuesdays € SGB High School Chez Nous Restaurant– 6 pm, multi course dinner, $20. Reservations 700-4628. Wednesdays € SGB High School Chez Nous Restaurant– 12:30 multi course lunch, about $12. Reservations 700-4628 Thursdays €SGB High School Chez Nous Restaurant– 12:30 multi course lunch, about $12. Reservations 700-4628 €Bonaire Chess & Draughts (checkers) players get together on from 19.00 till 21.00 at the SGBschool: Kaya Frater Odulfinuz z/n. Fridays € Jong Bonaire Chess & Draughts players get together from 17.00 till 19.00 at the SGB-school. Kids can start at age six. Tourists are welcome. Contact Serapio Pop, at 701-9660 € 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 Monday -Touch the Sea -Dee Scarr, honored as a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame conducts Bonaire's Touch the Sea programs of personalized dive guiding. She presents a unique perspective on critters and corals, plus an updated Bonaire lionfish report, every Monday she's on-island at 8:30 pm in the Aquarius Conference Center at Captain Don's Habitat, Call 717-8290. Wednesday Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) presents an informative slide show: Sea Turtles of Bonaire, at 8pm, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the conference room at Captain Don's Habitat (717-8290) BONAIRE’S TRADITIONS 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: 790-7001 and 796-4 931 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. 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 , 12:15-2 pm Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in Peter Hughes meeting room upstairs above the dive shop. All Rotarians welcome. Tel. 701-1100. 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, 10am. 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. Foundation Fountain of Living Waters, Centro Fuente, Service Sunday at Kaya Aruaco 4 at 6 p.m. Preaching in Papiamentu and Spanish. For Marriage Counseling, contact 717-2161 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, Dutch Caribbean; phone (599) 786-6518, 786-6125, E-mail: info@bonairereporter.com The Bonaire Reporter, George DeSalvo, Publisher. Laura DeSalvo, Editor in Chief. Address: P. O. Box 407, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Available on-line at: www.bonairereporter.com Published every two weeks Reporters: Annie, Jo Bux, Geraldine Dammers, Christie Dovale, Bob Gilmour, Anna & Art Kleimer, Greta Kooistra, Carla de Konink-Sira, Siomara Albertus, Dean Rigas, Christopher Sundby, Sam Williams Unattributed photos are by the editor or publisher. Distribution: Elisabeth Silberie & Georgina Sanchez (Playa), Divi-Divi Airline, Ava Rose Wuyts (mailing) Housekeeping: JRA. Printed by: DeStad Drukke rij, Curaçao ©2011 The Bonaire Reporter CLOSE-IN EVENTS Ma from 11am – 3pm, Thursday, May 12 – Meet new Kingdom Representative Wilbert Stolte at 7.30 PM in the Rincon Community Center Saturday, May 14 — Nutritional Day, 11am-3pm, at Essentials, Kaya Grandi 32B, (behind Best Buddies). More on page 15. —Monthly Wine Tasting at Antillean Wine Company’s warehouse, Kaya Industria. 7-9 pm. Snacks and tasting of 6 wines, $10/pp. Tel. 560-7539 Saturday, Sunday, May 14-15 — Tennis Tourney at Harbour Village and Sand Dollar courts. More on page 8. Sunday, May 15 —Kaminda di Arte. Visit artists’ homes and studios, from 11am-5pm. More on page 13 Sunday, May 29 —Classical Music Board Bonaire presents Henk van Twillert and “Vento do Norte ”—premier saxophonists, Plaza Hotel. See pgs 6 and 7 Saturday, June 4 —Rincon Big Monthly Marché —Local food, gifts, handcrafts, BBQ, lots of friendly people. 8 am– 4 pm, Rincon town center. —Monthly Flea Market – Dare to Care playground, 2-6 pm. Rent a table for $10. Information: Marissa Jansen (787-1103), Kim deRaadt (787-1475) Friday-14th May Nutritional day at Essentials from 11am3pm. see pg. 15 Bonaire Jazz Festival: June 2,3,4 and 5. More on page 12

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Page 17 Q) But aside from that, what is this gourd used for? A) The Maraka, a percussion instrument Question on page 7 T o solve the puzzle, enter the numbers 1 through 9 to the partially filled in puzzle without repeating Sudoku Solution a number in any row, column or 3 x 3 region. M y Rincon, your Rincon, our sweet Rincon. Rincon the oldest town in Bonaire—approximately 500 years old, a lovely town with the nicest panoramic views you ever will see, like Gotomeer, Playa Frans, Washington Park and Slagbaai. The different places you can chill out like the Rose Inn, Tropicana Bar and more. This past 25th of April, Easter Monday, Rincon celebrated its Simadan Di Pastor, an old cultural and folk festival organized by the pastor of the Catholic Church in Rincon together with his followers. For more than 100 years the people of Rincon people have celebrated this festival. The name Simadan (folkloric dance or festival) is a celebration organized by the Catholic pastor. Mrs. Edith Strauss-Marsera (67), coordinator of the festival together with Pastor Ivan Dario Gomez, will tell us all about it. Pastor Ivan is the new pastor for the Rincon Catholic Church and has involved the whole community of Rincon in its mission to join the different groups. Edith explains. “The origin of “Simadan di Pastor” was to thank God for the rain and the harvest. In the past, 90% of the people in Rincon lived from their plantations or kunukus. The harvest was brought to the Church as part of their offering. After the mass they’d sell the produce to get money to repair the Church and help the poor. Today we don’t have so much produce in goods but Rincon does produce so many good people who are intelligent and who have occupied high positions in many functions. As well Rincon has produced talented artists. They come together at this time and bring their offerings. It could be handicrafts, home made cakes, cookies, other food, and beverages to be sold, or money. All this helps the church with funding for its mission. This year the celebration took place in the yard of the San Luis Bertran Church itself. Part of the moneycollected from the produce will go for youth activities. In Rincon we have different youth groups who have started to be very active in cultural activities. We have Magazina di Rei, a cultural land house with activities for the young people. Foundation Plataforma Rincon and the schools have a section for children. During the festival the youths have different activities that are guided by the young people themselves. The mission of Pastor Ivan’s mission is for the youth to join together with other groups and do something for themselves. We can say that Simadan di Pastor will continue because our Rincon young people are very interested in their culture. We have young people who have created their cultural music bands like the Foyan Boyz for instance or the cultural dance group, Rikesa di Rincon. The elderly people go to Magazina di Rei to tell their stories and give information. Jong Bonaire has a group of teens who often visit Magazina di Rei to learn more about our culture. We can say that in Rincon we have both the folkloric (the way to dress up) and the cultural (our manners, eating habits, our language, story telling, the roll of a woman, the roll of a man, living with our neighbors, ways of dealing with parents and family and the way to communicate) that are still alive. My concern is that I hope that the Government can focus with a department for Culture Management. The government must have a goal for our culture, otherwise with all these changes it will fade away. We don’t get any money from the government to organize this festival. Simadan di Pastor is based only on all the fundraising we do to maintain our culture. One other thing that’s also important is to introduce our culture back into the schools. If you teach the child from the time it’s small about its culture it will grow with it. You must know your past to live your present. The celebration Simadan di Pastor in Rincon was a success and we will be preparing for the next year, 2012. The celebration began at 9’o clock in the morning with a mass celebration. At 11 am there were sales of Krioyo (local) food and 5’o clock in the afternoon the Simadan dance started in the streets of Rincon and finished in the Catholic Church yard, going on until 11’o clock at night. There were different activities for our children. You are warmly invited to visit Rincon and experience its Simadan, foods and drinks next year.” If you want to know more about Rincon culture and folklore call 717-4060 or 7964643. Siomara Albertus HARVEST TIME 2011 Send your comments to The Bonaire Reporter, P.O. Box 407, Bonaire, or email reporter @bonairenews.com . Edith Strauss and Pastor Ivan Dario Gomez. Many Rinconeros wore traditional clothes in the Simadan march Results: Kareda di Rincon Male 16-19 years-old 1. Charlon Sumter 1.22.01 Overall winner 2. Marnick Boekhoudt 2.00.20 Male 30-39 years-old 1. Roque Domacasse 1.24.32 2. Sam Williams 1.30.35 3. Juny Antony 1.41.04 Male 40-49 years-old 1. Hendrik Wuyts 1.30.58 Male 50-59 years-old 1. Harold Augustin 1.31.14 2. Mick Smit 1.38.20 3. Ronald Schleper 2.05.04 Male 60+ years-old 1. Bruce Brabec 1.46.48 Female 40-49 years-old 1. Yke Constandse 1.42.02 Female Overall winner Speedwalk Male 1. Nazario Alberto 2.03.17 2. Herman Winklaar 2.03.19 Speedwalk Female 1. Linda Baker 2.06.52 2. Anke de Jong 2.37.30 Relay 1. Noord Salina Kids team 1 1.27.18 2. Noord Salina Kids team 2 1.27.30 T he 26th edition of the annual Comcabon 17.5 km. (10.9 miles) run/walk between Kralendijk Stadium and the Rose Inn in Rincon had fast times under mostly sunny skies. The top female and male runners won $200 each. Sponsors were MCB Bonaire N.V. (prime sponsor) and the Rose Inn, and WEB N.V. G.D. Marnick Boekhoudt Nazario Alberto Yke Constandse and Linda Baker Axel Hanus photo Siomara Albertus photo

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Page 18 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 “C arlos” is such a sweet and affectionate dog that he can’t help having admirers. In this photo, Merle Marsman, a great friend of the Bonaire Animal Shelter, gets a nice kiss from Carlos while Shelter staff member, Greta Kooistra, shows him off. Carlos is about six months old and has already been sterilized . A boy found him in the street with a sore leg. Everyone was very concerned but luckily he was cured. And it turns out he is very smart. He can actually lift the latch on the door to his communal cage! But once the Shelter staff found out they had to tie it closed. But smartness does have its advantages because Carlos can catch on fast when he’s being trained. To meet Carlos and the other adoptees stop by the Shelter on the Lago en Road, open Monday through Saturday, 9 – 1 and 3 -5. Tel. 717-4989. WWW.BonaireAnimalShelter.com . Good News: Do you remember “Sammy,” th e near death, starved, abused and neglected dog that was brought into the Shelter? There was something about him that made the staff decide not to euthanize him after all. With the love and attention he FULL DIGITAL SERVICES FUJI MINI-LAB KODAK & FUJI FILM PASSPORT PHOTOS BATTERIES, CAMERAS FRAMES, PHOTO ALBUMS GREETING CARDS Les Galeries Shopping Center (Bordering the parking lot) 717-5890 Open Hours: M-F 8-12, 2-5:30 pm, Sat. 9-12 A toast to the opening. There’s a new fund raising activity for the Animal Shelter: a Weekly Garage Sale (Pakus di Pruga) at Kaminda Liberador Simon Bolivar, across from Brandaris Café from 8 am-5pm every Saturday . They need volunteers for just a few hours, or all day if you like. Expect to have fun! Call 717-4989 They are still looking for items to sell. So if you would like to donate any items for the Garage Sale you may drop them off at the Shelter on the Lagoen Road. If they are small things, like books, you may bring them to the Pakus di Pruga during opening hours on Saturday. Your support helps pets of Bonaire! L.D. Choose your size from 5’x5’ to 10’x20’. Prices from $29 to $147 per month. Call 700-1753 www.bonaireselfstorage.com O u t o f S p a c e ? Did You Know… that the ocean is host to a variety of odd and interesting mating and birthing techniques? One of the oddest, however, is the sibling rivalry that takes place within the mother’s uterus in some species of sharks, such as lemon shark. These sharks lay eggs internally, which then hatch and develop within the uterus. It is often difficult for the young to get enough food, however, so when supplies run low they turn on their siblings for their next meal. The end result is the birth of two sharks, one from each uterin e horn, who won the fight for dominance. Christopher Sundby Christopher Sundby is a junior at Oberlin college -actually a neuroscience majorbut scuba diving has always been his dream . He thought CIEE Bonaire’s Tropical Marine Ecology Program would offer the perfect opportunity for both a rewarding and fun study abroad experience. got at the Shelter he turned into a handsome, friendly very special dog. The good news is that Sammy has been adopted. What a life he’s lived already in his short time. Congratulations, Sammy and to your new owners. May you have a long and happy life together! To keep the Bonaire Animal Shelter going it takes a lot of fund raising and volunteers to do it . At Rincon Day selfless volunteers manned a stand and sold all sorts of things that had been donated by generous donors: household fixtures, clothes, DVDs, books and a windfall of PlayStation items. And thank you to Joke’s Mini Market for the help they gave to the Shelter just when they needed it! Laura DeSalvo Who is the happiest in this photo? Animal Shelter photo

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Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 Page 19 I know that observing the night sky can be kinda intimidating at first. With so many stars and so many planets where do you begin? This week I want you to get to know three stars, the Moon and the planet of spring. I call it the Sky Park 7-day challenge. I guarantee that if you watch the sky every night for seven days, you'll not only get to know the major stars but some minor workings of the heavens as well. And once you get a foothold in the stars, the sky's the limit! Let's get started. Okay, On Friday night May 13 look high in the southeast. Let's start with the Moon, which is in its waxing gibbous phase. This means that the Moon is almost full. From night to night the Moon will shift ever eastward across the stars. What I mean is that on Friday night the Moon will be just to the right of Saturn, but by Saturday night, at the same time, it will have moved closer to the bright blue star Spica, each night the Moon shifts closer to the eastern horizon. In fact the Moon rises about 50 minutes later each night. In other words when you find the Moon tonight, it will take about 24 hours and 50 minutes to return to a similar place in the sky. The stars and planets won't move that fast. And one of the stars of spring is bright, orange Arcturus. Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation called Bootes . Take special care when pronouncing Bootes, because he is not amused if you mispronounce his name. Although Bootes looks more like a really wide necktie, the ancients pictured a guy chasing after a big bear. Well, where's the big bear? You might better recognize it as the Big Dipper which stands almost straight overhead. The Big Dipper is the rear end and tail of the Big Bear, Ursa Major . In fact the Big Dipper makes a perfect pointer to locate Arcturus in the sky. Just use the stars of the Big Dipper's handle to guide you. Follow the arc of the handle to Arcturus. We're not done yet. After you follow the 'arc to Arcturus' continue and straighten the line out from Arcturus and you'll come to a bright blue star called Spica . Spica is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the maiden. Even though Virgo is one of the largest constellations in the sky, her starry outline is tough to imagine. But Spica makes up for Virgo's obscurity as it twinkles radiantly in the southeast. So to find Spica, start with the Big Dipper again. Finally let's get back to the planet I mentioned earlier: beautiful, ringed Saturn. Saturn shines with a steady yellow light in the May evenings about 13 degrees higher in the sky than Spica. Saturn and Spica are almost identical in brightness, with Saturn just barely edging out the big blue star. Saturn has to be the most amazing planetary system we know of. With a dynamic surface full of swirling storms and auroras, 61 known moons, and oh, those rings. These pictures were taken by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. Keep an eye on Saturn this month because it will wander near another star in the constellation Virgo a dimmer star named Porrima. The retrograde motion of Saturn will move it to within half of a degree of Porrima in June. You'll be able to see Saturn, some of its brighter moons like Titan and Rhea along with Porrima in the same view of a small telescope. You gotta check it out. Dean Rigas *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 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 Aries Horoscope (March 21-April 20): You simply cannot have any more work piled on top of what you're already doing. The situation you're in is one of overwork, being overwrought and overwhelmed. Responsibilities involve detail, order, organization, systemization, placement, sorti ng, grouping, itemizing and discriminating betw een work, your daily needs, and your health. Deep breathing is suggested. Having the intention that all you're doing is in service to others will help. Taurus Horoscope (April 21-May 21): Health is your most important issue. It has been for several Months and will continue to be. Therefore, rest is most essential, the more the better. You will possibly struggle with your little will, which is an expression of Spiritual Will. You must be willing to care for yourself primarily. Leave everything else by the wayside. Gemini Horoscope (May 23-June 20): You continue to focus on your biological inheritance transmitted from family. Concerning mother, you must begin to respond to and interact with the Great Mother Principle. This is your Soul. It is the ground you walk upon and the Earth you live within. It is your foundation, your anchor and your Ashram. Begin an affiliation with Her. Cancer Horoscope (June 21-July 20 ): When you communicate you can either speak only of self or allow others a sense of emotional security and self-control. You are to be the sustained nourishment that others need. You are to bring people and ideas and all the kingdoms of nature together. I hear you already do this. In psychological terms you are therefore the "good-enough mother" which means perfect. Leo Horoscope (July 21-Aug. 22 ): There are great possibilities being offered within the regions of your mind. You have the potential to harmonize your expressions so they create unity within. Through science and through concrete knowledge gather ing, not mysticism, you can anchor the Soul. This creates real perception and expressions of truth. Can you do it? Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A new self-identity is imminent. In the meantime, and until this new self emerges, there may be a battle between your personality and Soul, between matter and Spirit, between old psychology and the new (ray psychology), between the lower mind and higher, and between your will and the Will of you Solar Angel. Discrimination will be required. Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a time when your imagination is allowed to develop and sprout whatever fantasies you've held onto for much too long. Perhaps you really want to develop the spiritual aspects of yourself. During this time of solitude, this will occur, but only if you allow all levels of the unknown to emerge. Any battles that appear, you will be the victor. Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It's time for you to seriously consider entrance into the New Group of World Servers. When one does, new intentions begin to manifest. The most important are the expressions of the Law of Group Endeavor and the Principle of Unanimity. These are two of the new Aquarian Laws and Principles. You are aware that most groups you have af filiated with up till now no longer serve you. Yes? So what now? Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22-Dec. 20): There are two levels through which you can observe your life at this time. You can assume that you are controlled by authority figures. Or you can begin to communicate with the Hierarchy, who happen to be your spiritual teachers, whether you know it or not. You can look at personality, honor and status. Or you can use this time for advancement on your spiritual path. You can work only for your benefit. Or you can have the intention to serve humanity. Either are OK. One is best. Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 21-Jan. 20): Could it be that you are somewhat resistant to rules and regulations now? And even more resistant when things seem contrary to your values? Well, it's time to create a position where you are the authority and submit to no one but yourself. Waste no energy on trying to fit in. You don't and can't. Prosperity is around the corner. Go find it. Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 21-Feb. 18): Are you thinking of change? The kind that takes you from here to there yet you don't know where "there" is? Know that you are going through a transmutation (change in substance) of values. You want to use your resources for safety and security, ye t you also want your resources to assist in the cultivation of community. Dream, visualiz e, draw, communicate, and research. Eventually, through the force of your will, it will manifest. Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 18-March 20): The Dweller on the Threshold seems to have appeared. He can look/feel like a gargoyle framing a Masonic cathedral in olden times. Fear not. Maintain constant integrity and an open Path to the Soul's light. The Dweller turns into the Angel of the Presence and then the door to the Temple opens. You're on the threshold. Hold steady. By Annie 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) Moons, Planets and Stars NASA drawing

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Page 20 Bonaire ReporterMay 13-27, 2011 L ast Saturday morning 40 volunteers showed up at the Harbor Village Marina to participate in the beach cleanup organized by Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) and STINAPA. They managed to fill many bags with trash from No Name Beach and the east side of Klein Bona ire. Most of what th ey picked up from the beach is trash that is blown off the main island and brought to Klein Bonaire by the strong easterly trade winds. No Name Beach is Bonaire's primary ha wksbill and logg erhead nesting beach and maintaining unobstructed access to beaches for egg laying females is extremely important to the survival of these endangered animals. STCB release Bruce Schnaak photos The volunteers Coordinator Mabel Nava of STCB All the trash had to be transported to Bonaire for disposal by Selibon.


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