Archive for January, 2012

Hoorah for Queen Beatrix, who turns 74 today

“Congratulations, Your Majesty!”  who turns 74 today. “She has every reason to smile”. “The Queen is in good health, she has a wonderful bunch of grandchildren and she’s the head of state of one of the most prosperous nations in the world. Many happy returns on your birthday, your Majesty!” Note that “never before did [...]

Treat your Valentine to an Aruba break

Sunset cruise: Take Aruba’s most romantic aspects and set sail with them, as you watch the pristine white sand beaches skim by. The rays of the setting sun will bathe the cruise boat, followed by the captivating moonlight, which will shimmer off the waters. Whether you lounge below by the open bar, enjoying tasty tropical [...]

Amstel Bright beach tennis event was a huge success @ Eagle beach.

This weekend Amstel Bright and BTA(Beach Tennis Aruba) organized the 1st beach tennis ranking tournament of the year. On a packed Eagle beach the atmosphere was excellent so was the level of play. With some new winners and familiar names setting the standard in the first tournament in a series of 10 in 2012. Amstel [...]

Mr. Arnold Stark and Mrs. Sharyn Stark honored at Radisson Aruba Resort

Recently Mr. Arnold Stark and Mrs. Sharyn Stark resident of Hazlet New Jersey were honored as Distinguished Visitor after returning to Aruba for 16 years consecutive. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba

WestJet unveils service to Kingston, Jamaica and Aruba

CALGARY, Jan. 30, WestJet today unveiled details of its summer schedule for 2012, which features two new sun destinations and the expansion of service from seasonal to year-round on four popular winter routes. The announcement comes following WestJet’s release of new service between Toronto and New York’s LaGuardia Airport, and details of domestic service to [...]

ARUBA SAY’S “MASHA DANKI”

Mr. Richard Noble and Mrs. Nancy Fuegel were recently honored as Goodwill Ambassador due to their 32 years consecutive visit to Aruba. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to visitors

Group honoring at the Divi Phoenix Beach Resort

Recently a very nice group of loyal and friendly Aruba visitors all members of the Divi Phoenix were honored by the Aruba Touris Authority. The honorees are Mr. John and Barbara Mason, Mr. Terry and Stephanie Collins and their daughter Kate Collins and Mr. Stephen Freiband

Dutch killer van der Sloot’s ‘guardian angel’ resigns from case

LAKE CITY, Fla. — The Florida woman who paid around $100,000 in legal fees for convicted killer Joran van der Sloot — claiming to be the Dutchman’s “guardian angel” — resigned from the case. Mary Hamer, from Lake City, Fla., issued a resignation letter saying she accepted defeat in the Peruvian case, which saw van [...]

De Palm Island implements new water rescue training

ORANJESTAD – De Palm Island was busy this past weekend training its nine water staff members in water-rescue procedures. A whole day event, Amy Spagnola, the Safety Officer for De Palm Tours, headed the training by implementing drills on assisting active and inactive victims in the water.

Honoring at the Caribbean Palm Village

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple and a very lovely lady loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba at the Caribbean Palm Village as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba and Ambassador of Good will.

L.G. Smith Boulevard 12 now fully restored

Oranjestad — The office of Notary Yarzagaray-Bodeker & Partners, had just completed the total renovation and restoration of L.G. Smith 12, a historical building, originally the political headquarters of Juancho Yrausquin and later, for many years, the home of Miles Administration, owned by the late hotelier Ike Cohen.

At the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa, Sharyn and Arnold Stark honored as Distinguished Visitors

Palm Beach — Sharyn and Arnold Stark, from New Jersey, became the island’s latest Distinguished Visitors, when Darline de Cuba, a representative of the Aruba Tourism Authority, presented them with the handsome certificates over sumptuous chocolate cake and mimosas,

Caribbean Palm Village celebrates 25th anniversary

Noord – A yearlong celebration has just begun at the Caribbean Palm Village as the resort is celebrating a quarter of a century milestone this year! The charming vacation village inspired by South Beach and the art deco district is Aruba’s best-kept-secret vacation destination. Tucked into the Noord neighborhood, the village is a self-contained oasis [...]

An International Birthday Celebration at Amazonia Churrascaria

Palm Beach — Ion Matei, an island resident who enjoys his Gold Coast Villas condo, helped throw a birthday party for buddy Mustafa Cihan, who just turned 63. The fun party, on the restaurant’s wrap around terrace lasted for hours no end as the friends slowly savored their delectable

Micheal and Barbara Pasquale honored at the Renaissance Ocean Suite

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple whom are loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba at the Renaissance Ocean Suite as Ambassadors of Good Will of Aruba.

ARUBA FILM FESTIVAL PRODUCER ATTENDS GOLDEN GLOBES

Executive Producer of the Aruba International Film Festival Jonathan Vieira recently attended the 69th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California. Attendance at the Awards is by invitation only, and Mr. Vieira may be one of the first Arubans to experience the prestigious event. The invitation came from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), an [...]

2 Fools opens their doors and reservation system!

Palm Beach, 2 Fools and the Bull BULL Don’t be Fooled by the name of the new eatery which has taken up residence in what was the Espanjola Way on the Palm Beach Road in Noord. 2 Fools and a Bull offers guests a unique dining experience previously unknown to Aruba.

Mi Por kids greatly enjoy the 10K run on Dia di Betico

The four children of the A Team Rocks have all completed the 10K run on Dia di Betico. They were urged on by spectators and they received lots of applause at the finished. The A Team Rocks is the team that is the result of Core Pa un Causa, an effort of Maximillion Irving and [...]

Mr. Eduard Pieck honored at Talk of the Town

Recently Mr. Eduard Pieck resident of Den Haag Nederland were honored as Goodwill Ambassador after returning to Aruba for 30 years consecutive. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba between ten and twenty consecutive years. Ms. Darline S. [...]

Valentine’s Day Love Them Smith Style

ORANJESTAD –LG Smith Steak and Chop House restaurant located in the Renaissance Mall presents it’s “Valentine’s Day Love Them Smith’s Style”. As always LG Smith has this special day perfectly planned out for all those who celebrate Valentine’s Day. In order to celebrate this day LG Smith offers it’s “Valentine’s Day Love Them Smith Style

Latin America is CILO’s next stop, Experience Latin America through food, dance, drinks and music

CILO City Lounge is packing its bags again in a valiant effort to bring the world to Aruba. On Sunday, January 29 the finger on the globe comes to a standstill in Latin America and visitors to the cool, vibrant restaurant overlooking the harbor of Oranjestad can sit down to taste, view, see and hear [...]

Mr. Matthew De Chiaro and Mrs. Donna De Chiaro honored at Divi Village

Recently Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Donna Chiaro resident of Paxton Massachusetts were honored as Goodwill Ambassador after returning to Aruba for 21 years consecutive. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests

Mark Kilbride, Kendall-Jackson Winery and the Arion Wine Company, celebrate Dia di Betico

Oranjestad – A select number of food & beverage professionals were invited to sample some of the famous winery’s labels, and pair the delectable wine with the award winning dishes at El Gaucho Argentine Grill. Kilbride offered tastings of the Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc from Bennett Valley Sonoma County California where the Matanzas Creek Winery

Group honoring at the Paradise Beach Villas

Recently a very nice group of loyal and friendly Aruba visitors all members of the Paradise Beach Villas were honored by the Aruba Tourism Authority. The honorees are Mr. Warren and Mrs. Nancy George, Mr. Harry and Mrs. Jennie Fulwiler and Mr. J.O. Ward, they all received the Ambassador of Good Will certificate.

Amstel Bright beach tennis event this Saturday & Sunday @ Eagle beach.

This weekend Amstel Bright and BTA(Beach Tennis Aruba) organize the 1st beach tennis ranking tournament of the year. Amstel Bright and BTA just signed a new partnership which will result in better quality and grow of the sport in the next coming years. This is the first tournament in a series of 10 in 2012.

Where’s the chef?

With the demise of (Chez) Mathilde many patrons lost track of their favorite chef and culinary master, Linda Pool. We are pleased to announce: we have found her!! She’s continuing her stellar career at Café Restaurant Twister, located at Dominicanessenstraat 10, parallel to the San Francisco church in Oranjestad.

Huge expansion for Tribike, Aruba in Santa Cruz

Many passers-by or even regulars won’t have noticed that bike shop Tribike Aruba is smack in the middle of a huge expansion. The bicycle mecca in Santa Cruz will be about twice its former size when the construction is finished. The target date for the grand re-opening is set for the last week in March. [...]

Lily Polsbroek is the Radisson’s Manager of the Quarter

Palm Beach – Four hard working and charismatic women were nominated for Manager of the Quarter, at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa, for the last quarter of 2011. Lily Polsbroek, Senior Sales Manager, Germaine Wever, Plaza Club Manager, Bibi Ohab, Executive Housekeeper and Fransisca Fransisca van Esta Tjallingi

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa completes $2 million room rejuvenation

“Contemporary comfort … timeless Caribbean charm” is the new resort slogan of the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa as announced by general manager Edgar Roelofs. “A complete two-million dollar room rejuvenation of the 45-year old resort located on the shores of majestic Eagle Beach will be completed this September 2011. “We offer our guests the [...]

‘He’s not doing well’: Van der Sloot’s ‘health deteriorating’ in maximum security prison

A Dutch citizen convicted of killing a Peruvian student in a fit of rage is suffering from deteriorating health after being transferred to a high security prison, it has been revealed. Joran van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years on January 13 for the murder of Stephany Flores in May 2010.

Standing ovation for singer Jasper Taconis and friends, At Taste of Belgium in the Palm Beach Plaza mall

The farewell concert of singer Jasper Taconis at Taste of Belgium in the Palm Beach Plaza was fantastic. The crowd had braved gusts of chilly wind and rain showers to hear him sing his ballads and musical songs once more and at the end the final applause soon became a standing ovation. Sunday evening, January [...]

Yokohama Tire Corporation enjoys a pool side Carnival Celebration

Palm Beach – The Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa orchestrated a Carnival parade and party in honor of the Yokohama Tire Corporation on Aruba for a motivational experience. The company’s top sales people from the Midwest, affiliated with Ben Tire Distributors LTD, enjoyed a Carnival parade with Carnival dancers and a brass band

At the Westin Resort & Casino, Sicilian chef brings new Italian dishes to Baci Ristorante’s menu

PALM BEACH – After briefly closing for a bit of redecorating, Baci Ristorante is now open with new dishes added to a menu ripe with the best of Italian flavors. Baci’s authentic ingredient is Chef Sebastiano Pinzone Vecchio, hailing from Taormina, Sicily, who brings classic and contemporary Italian cooking to Aruba’s dining scene.

The best location for the Superbowl 2012 is MooMba!

The hype for the Superbowl 2012 is starting, temperatures are slowly rising and the enthusiasm for watching a great game is building. Part of the fun is watching the game in the company of friends and fans and MooMba Beach is providing the best seats available. This year there will be a VIP section with [...]

SUNDAY 29 January Market from 13.00 till 18.00

A cosy market where anything and everything is for sale, Second-hand stuff (Trunk market), Books, Homemade art, New stuff, Eating and Drinking. This day we also collect money for Fundacion Salba Nos Burico (Save the Donkey), a non-profit organization that captures neglected donkeys

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