Aruba is Ready 00As 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 Renaisance Marketplace area into a massive festival site. We are talking about the building of three stages for the more than 20 perform artists.

How Much Do I Have to Save to Buy a Home?

How Much Do I Have to Save to Buy a HomeAs seen on Aruba real estate blog;

The first thing to understand about buying a property is that you do not need to have all the cash saved up in order to make your purchase.

The good news is that there are banks out there who will lend as much as 95 percent of the purchase price of your home, at very favorable interest rates. And the banks are willing to spread out the payments over a long period of time, so that you can afford the house you want.

Aruba Bank “The Traveling Blood Bag”

aruba bankARUBA – Blood bank of Aruba would like to recruit donors under the customers who visit our bank (ages 18 – 65). During the four week period a board with 4 blood bags, application cards and a poster with instructions will be placed in the lobby of our Aruba Bank Camacuri and Hato Branch.

The Traveling Bag has already been placed at CMB, RBC, is currently at Banco di Caribe and will be placed at Aruba Bank Branch.

Fernando Halman: Famous Aruban Radio DJ Releases his first international Hip Hop track!!

Fernando HalmanARUBA – Fernando Halman has been producing music under the name Dulzura for many years now. He works for FunX, one of the biggest Urban radio stations in the Netherlands.He called his musical friends to join him on the song ”Lève les mains en haut” (Put Ya Hands up). A beautiful mix of Reazun (Dutch/French), La Baby La Jefa (Dominican), Sansar Salvo (Turkish) Jon Tarifa (Albanian) all on one track.

De Suikertuin goes all-out with a fantastic Indonesian dinner

Selamat Makan 06ARUBA – De Suikertuin restaurant, located in a historic mansion in the Wilhelminastraat in downtown Oranjestad, is organizing a wonderful, traditional Indonesian night on Saturday evening, September 27.

Chef extraordinaire will be Isabella, who has Asian roots and who loves to cook the specialty dishes of the traditional Indonesian kitchen.

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


IntervalLogo-arubaInterval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), and its participating member resorts, recently made a $20,000 donation to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Education Foundation. Mr. Panna Utpaul, general manager of Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove, presented the check to foundation executives during the CTO State of the Industry Conference in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.


???????????????????????????????ARUBA – Recently Jonathan Boekhoudt with Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure in presenting Mr. Hector Armas & Mrs. Mabel Olivo with their “Goodwill Ambassador” Certificate. They have been coming to Aruba for over 20 consecutive years. Mrs. Edith Turbay de Lievano received the “Distinguished Visitor” Certificate. She has made over 17 consecutive visits to Aruba.

HumanHints, today ‘Use Daily Opposition To Force Your Evolution’

Human Beings are evolving. We are moving into fourth dimensional expression. This is a natural evolution of the species, and it means change for each of us on the most personal, intimate level. The change within us will be natural, and when we become aware of the process, we can make changes in our daily decisions that will encourage and empower the natural shift occurring within each of us.

Today is Saturday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

Victor Hugo, French author (1802-1885)Thought For Today:

Men hate those to whom they have to lie – Victor Hugo, French author (1802-1885).


Candy Dulfer @ Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba 2014

Candy Dulfer Aruba 00Candy Dulfer (45) is a popular Dutch smooth jazz alto saxophonist. She started to play saxophone at the age of six. Her debut album Saxuality (1990) received a Grammy Award nomination. She has performed and recorded songs with renowned musicians, such as her father, famous saxophonist Hans Dulfer, Prince, Dave Stewart, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison and Maceo Parker.

In 1982, when she was twelve years old, she played as a member of Rosa King’s Ladies Horn section at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague.

Backing band for Prince during 10 year period will be in Aruba


ARUBA – You have seen her on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The David Letterman Show and others. LiV Warfield, a native to Peoria, IL, has one of the most distinct and promising voices in R&B/Soul.
LiV performed alongside a host of legendary artists such as Al Green, B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, among others. During the second night of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba she will be the headliner.

Best of Aruba: 7 Can’t-Miss Adventures

Best of ArubaWhile it’s tempting to spend all of your time sipping Aruba Aribas at your beachfront resort, the unprocessed beauty of this Dutch Caribbean isle demands you do more.

In Aruba, you’ll find cacti mingling with coconut trees as the island’s arid clime accounts for its uncommon coastline, discover the endless azure waters that likely lured you in the first place, and learn that dushi is a term for all things beloved and sweet in the island’s native Papiamento.

Loyal visitors honored at the Renaissance Ocean Suites

??????????ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba, at the Renaissance Ocean Suites, as Distinguished Visitors. 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 10 to 19 consecutive years.

Bucket specials at MooMba Beach during NFL Football

moombaARUBA – Buckets are the hottest things to order during the NFL Football and College Games, that will be transmitted live at MooMba Beach. The atmosphere will be just as sizzling as if you were in the stadium, but now your feet are in the sand and your sweater can stay home.

The bucket deals are real good: an Amstel Bright bucket together with a 16.9 oz bucket of wings for just $ 34!

Weekend activities at the Trop Club & Casino Culminate with Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions, Live

Trop Mom (15)Eagle Beach – A fun filled weekend starts at the Trop Club & Casino on Thursday, with a unique Ladies Night, inviting female players to sign up at 6pm for free champagne and manicures. The casino’s Free Black Jack Tournament with attractive cash prizes — 1st prize $150, 2nd prize $100 and 3rd prize $50 — takes off at 8pm, with an early 6pm registration.

HumanHints, today ‘The Power of Time Projection’

As Humans on Earth, we have an interesting relationship with Time. From the viewpoint of our bodies, time seems constant and unchangeable, but in our minds, time is fluid and always changing. Depending on the situation, it can seem either very slow, very fast, or somewhere in between. Time is a construct of the mind, to facilitate the inescapable Hologram in which our three dimensional lives are played out.

Today is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.

Dame Rebecca West, Irish-born novelist (1892-1983)Thought For Today:

There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all – Dame Rebecca West, Irish-born novelist (1892-1983).


Local celebrity Anthony Romeo Bryson taking steps to conquer the American dance scene

page-02ARUBA – At only 24 years old, Anthony Romeo Bryson has already made a name for himself as a celebrity dancer, host and entertainer, winning numerous singing and dancing competitions on his native island of Aruba.

After having moved to Miami to expand his horizons, Anthony is now riding a wave of success in the US entertainment industry. Earlier this year, he shared the stage at the sold out American Airlines Arena in Miami with Latin singing superstar Romeo Santos. Just a few days later, Anthony coached Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez to a win for the Miss USA crown.

Arubapalooza & Bugaloe: Match Made in Fun Heaven!

ArubapaloozaPalm Beach – Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill, located on the Palm Pier between Radisson Resort and Riu Hotel, recently were selected to be the host of a fun group of people. The fun group are all North-American journalists from several big media outlets like: Departures Magazine, Wine Enthusiast and Dine Magazine, but also online platforms reaching out to millions of people like EDGE, Luxury Travel Mom and The Mom Reviews.

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne appoints new management

Van Eps Kunneman Mayesi Hammoud roodAs of 1 October 2014 law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has a new executive committee. New members are Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer (managing partner) and Mayesi Hammoud. Along with current chief financial officer Esther Jansen the trio will be leading the organization with seventy employees in five locations.

Loyal Visitors honored at the Costa Linda Beach Resort

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitor of Aruba, at the Costa Linda Beach Resort, as distinguished Visitors and Ambassadors of Goodwill. 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 10 to 19 and 20 or more consecutive years.

Diane Tattersall honored at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice lady, who is a loyal and friendly Visitor of Aruba, as Ambassador of Goodwill, at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort. 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 20 or more consecutive years.

HumanHints, today ‘Shaping The Fabric of SpaceTime – Zero Point Energy’

There are many sound scientific theories that physicists choose to ignore in order to make their science cleaner and more tidy. Instead of expanding science by pursuing new ideas, they pretend that certain phenomena don’t exist. A proven theory should not be shunned and ignored in the name of simplicity.

Today is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow - Chinese proverb.Thought For Today:

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow – Chinese proverb.


The Aruba donkeys need your help! Donations very welcome to keep the Donkey Sanctuary in business

donkeyssept2014 00ARUBA – Have you already been to the donkey sanctuary in gorgeous Sta. Lucia, where more than 130 donkeys find a home in the typical Aruban countryside? It’s a dose of nature at its best, a trip that should not be missed. Donkeys are curious, loyal, proud and intelligent animals and once you have stroked their noses, you will always have a soft spot in your heart for them.

The bad news is that the sanctuary in Sta. Lucia has to close due to overpopulation.



PALM BEACH – Mr. Bill Marriott, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International recently highlighted a recent Tripadvisor review of the Aruba Marriott  Resort & Stellaris Casino with title “One happy hotel on a one happy island” in his most recent blog post as an example of a success story.

Royal Academy of Dance Certification Ceremony took place at Club di Movimiento.

RAD Ceremony 02Saturday, September 13th, students and their parents were invited to celebrate their dance achievements ceremony held in the indoor patio at Club di Movimiento located at Bubali.

Club di Movimiento had a total of 77 exam entrees ranging from 5 to 21 years old and students received their Royal Academy of Dance Certificates, Exam Results and Medallions.

Arion Wine Company goes to California

aruba 23430ARUBA – Earlier this year, Arion Wine Company N.V. started an incentive program for its Californian wines. This incentive offered the opportunity to win a trip to California together with Aruba’s wine expert Govert van der Hout, wine specialist and owner of Arion Wine Company N.V.  The winners were the ones who sold the most Wente Vineyards wines.

Congratulations! John and Carol and Jim and Charlotte from Boston were at Fishes & More

CongratulationsFour friends from Boston celebrated their anniversaries during their trip to Aruba. Of course they came to dinner at Fishes & More Restaurant in the Arawak Garden for the freshly caught fish and seafood, which they love. For John and Carol Poulakis and Jim and Charlotte Isiumis the island is their second home, so they chose it for their anniversary celebrations. Congratulations!

HumanHints, today ‘Satisfy Your Desire’

Human desire is a tangible sensation that drives us to expand and grow. The problem arises when we become fixated on the desire itself, which only empowers the feeling of wanting. We don’t understand the concept of desire, so we don’t know how to use it as a tool. We make the mistake of focusing on the sensation of desire itself, instead of the driving force it provides.

Today is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year

Cicero, Roman scholar (106-43 B.C.)Thought For Today:

There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften – Cicero, Roman scholar (106-43 B.C.)


Prince Royce headlining Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 2014

page-02ARUBA – Jerry Geoffrey Royce Rojas (born May 11, 1989), known professionally as PrinceRoyce, is an American bachata recording artist, musician and record producer from The Bronx, New York. He debuted in early 2010 with the release of hiseponymous studio album, which includes hit singles “Stand by Me” and”Corazón Sin Cara”.

He started his career when he signed on with TopStop Music label. His eponymous debut album, “Prince Royce,” was recorded in2009 and released in 2010.

Wedding bells on Aruba, breakfast at Salt & Pepper Restaurant

Wedding bells on ArubaAruba is One Happy Island, so what could be nicer than to ask your girlfriend to be your wife here? That is what Syd Ballan did: he asked Michelle to marry him on his Mom’s birthday, hereby catching two birds with one stone, so to speak. It will be a date he will never forget!

Dad Syd (66) and Mom Pat (65) from Columbus, Ohio, are regular visitors to Aruba; for son Syd (36) and Michelle from Irvine, California, it was their first time.


Kukoo Kunuku busBorn out of the dreams of a couple who escaped south for the winter and never left, Kukoo Kunuku is the place on Aruba to find great food and make fun memories with the people around you.

Kukoo Kunuku offers party bus tours and other adventures that take guests on a whirlwind tour of some of Aruba’s best sites as well as fun places where they can relax and grab a drink. Kukoo Kunuku is staffed by an eclectic mix of valued employees as diverse and interesting as Aruba itself.

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