La Cabana’s Community Project, on World Tourism Day 2014, lends education a helping hand

WTD 2014 (00)San Nicolas – La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino helped organize a World Tourism Day 2014 celebration at Hilario Angela College in San Nicolas, an elementary school in the local public school system.

The school had just received a much-needed facelift from the resort, and its freshly painted walls and columns and nicely cleared grounds welcomed the Minister of Education, La Cabana Board Members and the local press for a diverse educational program.

Over the past few years La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino has adopted the school assuming the responsibility for its maintenance and upkeep.

The Shuffle Demons will be in Aruba Friday October 3 for the 8th Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

Shuffle Demons Caribbean Sea Jazz FestivalThe Shuffle Demons are a high-energy Canadian band that blends virtuous jazz and funk playing with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics to produce an incredible show. A hit at festivals all over the world, the Shuffle Demons are a crowd pleasing, full-on musical group that backs up wild stage antics with phenomenal playing by some of Canada’s most talented musicians.

Six More Qualify for PPC Aruba World Championship; Over 30 Stops Planned for Season 3

PPC Aruba World ChampionshipThe PPC Poker Tour, which hosts US and destination poker events, is just weeks away from its season-ending PPC Aruba Championship, a $2,200 buy-in, $200,000 guarantee Main Event, from Oct 15-21, 2014 at the Radisson Aruba Resort, and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action.

Last Saturday, the Aruba Reef Care Foundation held their 20th annual Aruba Beach and Reef cleanup.

aruba (1)ARUBA – Diamonds International feels it is their corporate responsibility to give back and support their islands, which is why they set-up a charity organization ‘The Lend-A-Hand Projects’ to do just that. Lend-A-Hand Projects is essentially a program established to help community/charity and environmental projects that need a helping hand. Diamonds International offer their greatest attribute, their workforce, to worthy projects that need a few extra hands to get a job done.

HumanHints, today ‘Energetic Transfer’ Part 2 – Thought

human_hints_logoYesterday we talked about the necessary conditions for a transfer of emotion to occur, and how we can protect ourselves from it in daily life.

Receiving thought is different from receiving emotion. Thoughts exist in the Mass Consciousness surrounding Earth, and we can tap into any of the thoughts within the Mass Consciousness. We all have free, unlimited access to all the information in the Collective Human Mind. Yikes!

Today is Tuesday, September 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless - Chinese proverb.Thought For Today:

After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless – Chinese proverb.


Tri-Bike opens a spectacular new store on the L.G. Smith Boulevard

tribikenew 00Tri-Bike, the spacious bicycle store in Macuarima, has opened its second location on the L.G. Smith Boulevard. Last Friday the final touches had been made and more than 150 guests stood waiting outside for the official ribbon cutting. Located between the Birkenstock shop and the laundry, Tri-Bike’s exterior is eye-catching with the words Swim –Bike – Run – Rental beneath its Tri-Bike sign.

Filled with the latest and coolest accessories, sportswear and bikes for sale, it is also the place to rent bikes: visitors to the island are offered very comfortable bikes in bright yellow for good visibility.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster September 29th, 2014

page-05THE GRANDE DAME OF PALM BEACH, AN UPDATE. Some of my friends in tourism circles indicate that the Grande Dame of Palm Beach, the first luxury hotel on the island, which was designed by famed American art-deco architect Morris Lapidus, might end up in Aruban ownership, if the bid by the Aruba Growth Fund, a unique investor in the Aruban economy, funded by local investors, is successful. The fund presented itself as a serious buyer of the resort which was the playground of many Aruban baby-boomers as they were growing up, and the backdrop of many of life’s great events from baptisms to graduations and marriages.


Aruba is Ready 02As we are getting closer to October Aruba is getting ready to host the 8th annual Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival at the Renaissance Festival Plaza. Locals as well as International visitors have geared up their plans to be concentrated around both days of the festival.

The Purple Entertainment Group has started to transform the Renaissance Marketplace area into a massive festival site.

Chef Bas to the rescue! Don’t let Christmas creep up on you: relax with Rent a Chef

bassept2014 02Christmas is always such a hectic time, even on Aruba. The roads are jammed, supermarkets are overflowing and the thought of whipping up a lovely Christmas dinner gets more daunting every single minute. Christmas Blues is much more than just a feeling, it is the combination of high expectations, too little time and too much to do. But now there is a new kind of Superman on the island: Chef Bas comes to the rescue!

EQ3 Aruba September Special: Free Help Interior Designing Your Dream Home!

EQ32014-Catalogue-Eve-Sofa-LifestyleOranjestad -  EQ3 is Aruba’s favorite place for modern furniture and accessories. EQ3 Aruba, affiliate of the Canadian based company, knows like no other the quality demands you as a customer or homeowner needs. We make sure your home can truly be enjoyed for many years. The EQ3 showroom is located at Schotlandstraat 45, across Ling & Sons, and is a real place of inspiration.

Indonesian Night at De Suikertuin was a happy, tasty and fun event

suikertuinindonesian 01Selamat Makan, bon appétit in the language of Indonesia, stood written on the blackboard at the entrance of De Suikertuin, the coziest restaurant in the Wilhelminastraat in downtown Oranjestad. It was the prelude for a wonderful, traditional Indonesian night, held on Saturday, September 27. Chef Florencio showcased his Asian roots with assistance of De Suikertuin’s owner Willeke Volgers and Maritza.

Aruba Say’s “Masha Danki”

Aruba Says Masha Danki 02Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honored a loyal as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba.

The symbolic honorary titles are presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 10 to 19 (Distinguished) and 20 or more consecutive years (Goodwill Ambassadors)

HumanHints, today ‘Energetic Transfer’ Part 1 – Emotion

human_hints_logoThe Universe reflects your energy back to you. To change your life, change your energy. To change your energy, change your perspective, Your attitudes about the details of your life determine the tone of your daily existence. Your attitudes generate your emotions, which are reflected back to you in your life.

Today is Monday, September 29, the 272nd day of 2014. There are 93 days left in the year

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet (1803-1882)Thought For Today:

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet (1803-1882).


Chikungunya sweeping through the Caribbean

Page-02ARUBA – As Chikungunya is sweeping through the Caribbean (More then 500,000 cases in less then one year) Professional Pest Control Aruba-Bonaire and Curacao is proud to present the latest technique in combating the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito in an environmental friendly way.

The In2Trap Dengue/Chikungunya Control

The In2trap will be presented at the booth of Expo Cas this weekend but everyone interested in the concept can check the revolutionary technique on YouTube using the following link >

RICHARD BONA will be in Aruba for the 8th Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival

Page-05ARUBA – Richard Bona (46) was born in Camaroon, Africa as Bona Pinder Yayumayalolo. He is a singer/songwriter, bass player, composer, bandleader and digital & analog engineer/producer. Bona comes from a musical family and began learning to play the guitar at age 11. In 1980 aged just 13, he assembled his first ensemble for a French jazz club in Douala, the largest city of Camaroon.

Bona became successful on bass guitar and moved to Paris in 1989 and to New York in 1995, establishing in these two cities a reputation as one of the most exciting jazz bass players on the planet.

ARUBA life: Why move to Aruba and why to get the hell out! Come to Aruba for sun and fun living.

ARUBA lifeLiving in sunshine can be relaxing and cumbersome at the same time. While residing on a tropical Caribbean island and enjoying hot and sunny weather, there are still plenty of reasons to get the hell out and fast. Here are some pros and cons of living in Aruba:

1. Pro – You’re always on vacation!

Perfect Events don’t just happen, they are planned by Divi

Holiday party (13)Eagle Beach – The Alhambra ballroom hosted a lavish reception just recently showcasing Divi’s culinary excellence in anticipation of the upcoming holiday party-season. Invited guests sampled many delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Divi’s culinary team, while enjoying live entertainment and dance music for a spectacular finale.

Staff wanted

staff_wanted_ArubaWe are looking for people interested in join to work in an international Destination Management Company:

Administrative Assistant

Country Controller

Destination Manager

Amuse Bistro is powered by LOVE with capital letters

Amuse-Bistro-arubaARUBA - Amuse Bistro at the entrance of the Playa Linda Resort is a very special gourmet restaurant, where guests will experience their taste buds going into overdrive. Everything at the restaurant is made from scratch and that is something that you can taste. Patrick and Ivette van der Donk are the couple behind Amuse Bistro. They found each other on the island and their restaurant, now two years old, gets a daily dose of love.

HumanHints, today ‘Stay On Your Path’

human_hints_logoAs Humans, We are continually subject to forces that distort us for their own benefit. Every moment of every day, we must remain vigilant that our decisions and actions keep us on the path we want to follow. In order to stay on our own track, we must always be aware of where we are, where we want to go, and where our decisions and actions might take us.

Today is Saturday, September 27, the 270th day of 2014. There are 95 days left in the year.

George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher (1863-1952)Thought For Today:

Sanity is a madness put to good uses – George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher (1863-1952).


World Heart Day 2014

page-02World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year and by 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million.

World Heart Day is an annual event which takes place on 29 September every year. Each year’s celebrations have a different theme, reflecting key issues and topics relating to heart health. 2014’s theme is creating heart-healthy environments.

The places in which we live, work and play should not increase our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But individuals frequently cannot make heart-healthy choices due to environmental factors, such as the availability of healthy food or smoke-free zones

Servello & Donohoe were honored at the Marriott Ocean Club

Servello & Donohoe 03Recently, Anthony & Renee Servello were  honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill after returning to Aruba for more then 20 years consecutive years.

The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for between 10 and 20 years consecutive.

Thwaites & Diaz were honored at the Aruba Beach Club

Thwaites & Diaz 03Recently, John & Mary Thwaites & Gerardo & Alicia Diaz  were  honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill after returning to Aruba for more then 30 years consecutive years.

The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for between 10 and 20 years consecutive.

Welcome Back Dallas, Texas! Loyal Guests Dino & Dixie return to Bugaloe!

Guests of the week 26-9-2014Palm Beach - A warm welcome back to Dino and Dixie Porter from the Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill! Dino and Dixie are from Dallas, Texas and just love visiting the Palm Pier beach bar located between Riu Palace Hotel and Radisson Aruba Resort. For 14 years, and many more to come, Dino and Dixie have been discovering the island and Bugaloe every time.

HumanHints, today ‘Potential Pitfalls of Becoming Self-Aware’

Life doesn’t always seem like a joyous occasion, especially when we’re on the road to enlightenment. Becoming fully self-aware means seeing all of your self, including the parts of your self that you never knew were there. Seeing your own automatic expressions can be disconcerting, but it can also provide huge opportunities for personal growth.

Today is Friday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2014. There are 96 days left in the year

George Santayana, American philosopher (born 1863, died this date in 1952)Thought for Today: “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana, American philosopher (born 1863, died this date in 1952).

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general.

Matt Boland Joins Divi Resorts as Regional Executive Chef Aruba’s Top Chef Heads to Divi

Matt Boland Joins Divi Resorts as Regional Executive Chef 00ARUBA – Matt Boland, a veteran and culinary star of the Aruba hospitality industry, has joined Divi Resorts as regional executive chef. Boland is in charge of food and beverage operations for the company’s more than twenty restaurants at its properties in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Croix and St. Maarten. Boland is the first to hold this new position for Divi Resorts, and he is tasked with creating new menus, conceptualizing future restaurant ideas and unifying standards of culinary excellence. He also will be expanding “pureocean,” Divi’s proprietary restaurant brand, in key locations. He reports to Marco Galaverna, president and chief operating officer of Divi Resorts.

Community Project 2014 World Tourism Day – Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Colegio Hilario Angela

World Tourism DayCommunity Project 2014 World Tourism Day – Thursday, September 25, 2014

We would like to invite you to attend a special program

La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino is organizing at our adopted school, Colegio Hilario Angela.

A warm ‘We’ll be back!’ from Anita and Pauline at Fishes & More Restaurant

Fishes & More RestaurantARUBA – Pauline Ittluson and Anita Barnes from Union, NJ, and Surf City, happened to read about Fishes & More restaurant in the Arawak Garden in one of Aruba’s local papers and they decided to give the popular restaurant a try. The two are here on vacation and to celebrate a birthday, so reasons enough to take a seat on the terrace of the cozy Arawak plaza, which is studded with restaurants, a cocktail bar and which has nightly live music.

One Happy Event Suzy Vrolijk’s Wine Traveling Birthday at Taste of Belgium was a blast

Suzy's bday 2014ARUBA – Friends gathered at Taste of Belgium in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall past weekend to celebrate Suzy’s 50th birthday. This momentous occasion deserved a special treat, so Suzy had organized a food & wine pairing, which she called Suzy’s Wine Traveling Birthday and guess what: guests were more than a little bit happy at the end of the tour!

Tapas is what Tammi and William like most at Salt & Pepper

Tapas is what Tammi and WilliamARUBA – They come for the tapas, but they are also crazy about Lenny, who is their favorite bartender at Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden: Tammi Carta and William Hale are surely enjoying life and especially their holiday on Aruba. The two are from Halifax, Pennsylvania and they are spending lots of time in their rental villa in Sabana Liber and on the beaches.

From September 24 to October 8, 2014: Temporary Airport Offices building entrance

final-logo-new-layoutORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) who manages Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix is always working to enhance the airport. It is for this that AAA announces that due to construction works the access to the airport tower building where the AAA offices are located will be temporary relocated to West Wing Entrance at stairs across Cinnabon and Mello Bar.

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