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The Grand Opening of Sidebar is today!

Yesss, the Grand Opening of the latest and greatest restaurant on Aruba is taking place on Friday, December 19. Invited guests are expected to show up to admire the wonderful mural, the fantastic, cozy bar and the spacious terrace of Sidebar between 5.30 and 7.00 pm; everyone else is invited to come and enjoy the [...]

Wine & Cheese event at Caribbean Queen

Palm Beach – An enticing event at Caribbean Queen, Palm Beach Plaza Mall brought fans and friends of the store together for an evening of gourmet wine, cheese & holiday cheer, catered by Rent a Chef’s Bas Kuuestra.  The store’s Keep Calm & Shop On campaign drew a lot of attention as shoppers received a [...]

Loyal visitors honored at the Marriott Surf Club

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Marriott Surf Club as Distinguished Visitors. 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 [...]

Special guests were honored at the Divi Phoenix Resort

ARUBA – Recently, Nancy & Denny Joseph, Nellie Rivera and also Altagracia Pacheco were honored as an distinguished visitor after returning to Aruba for more than 10 years consecutive years and also Daryl Collier & Len Gordon were honored. an Ambassador of goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of [...]

Stephen & Barbara Berger were honored at the Costa Linda Resort

Recently, Stephen & Barbara Berger were honored as an Ambassador of goodwill for the island of Aruba after returning to Aruba for more than 20 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 for between 10 and [...]

Kenjah Howell celebrates five years at Caribbean Palm Village Resort

Noord – As the supervisor at the front desk, Kenjah Howell has contributed greatly to the success and smooth operation of the Caribbean Palm Village Resort over the past five years. She became Employee of the Year, for 2013, outshining all other nominees with her performance.

Renaissance Marketplace is ‘the place to be’: a variety of charming shops, bars and restaurants.

Oranjestad, Aruba – Renaissance Marketplace Renaissance Marketplace is ‘the place to be’: a variety of charming shops, bars and restaurants. The owner of this beautiful complex was missing one thing: a shady spot right in the middle of this square. He approached the Dutch company Poly-Ned and they were asked to come up with a [...]

Isabella Kainama-Rugebregt joins Red Sail Sports as Sales & Marketing Manager

Palm Beach – Red Sail Sports, operating exciting watersports and a collection of retail stores on the island for the past twenty-five years, invited  Isabella Kainama-Rugebregt to come on board and head the company’s ever-busy Sales & Marketing department. Isabella has over the past years amassed a great deal of experience in the food & [...]

Curaçao and the United States Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

Curaçao’s Minister of Finance Jose Jardim and U.S. Consul General James Moore signed today an intergovernmental agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters. The agreement underscores growing international cooperation to end tax evasion everywhere, and it builds on the existing tax information [...]

Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Goodwill Ambassadors of the Island at Casa Del Mar

Recently, Darline S. de Cuba honored loyal guests a Goodwill Ambassadors of Aruba. 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 10 and 19 consecutive years.

Hearing Healthcare Practitioner Cory Soal Volunteers While on his Family Vacation

Palm Beach – As a guest of the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino, Cory Soal enjoyed soaking up the sun, as well as the sights and sounds around the resort tropical pool. He was especially fascinated by Rendolf “Renny” Richardson, the Beach and Pool Attendant, who seemed to be having a great time caring for [...]

T.H. Palm & Company Hosts 11th Annual GNO

Palm Beach – Friends and fans of T.H. Palm & Company looked forward with a great sense of anticipation to one of the season’s best parties, Girls Night Out, in its 11th edition this year, and were not disappointed when it festively unfolded just recently. Managing Director Jodi Tobman and the Salamander Retail Group family [...]

OSPITALITA ITALIANA AWARD CELEBRATED WITH A PARTY AT HOSTARIA Da VITTORIO

Palm Beach – Master Chef Vittorio Muscariello of Hostaria Da Vittorio, assisted his family members and by Otmar Oduber, the island’s Minister of Tourism unveiled the Ospitalita Italiana bronze plaque  awarded to him by the Chamber of Commerce of Italy and multiple ministries including the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Culture, Economic Affairs, Tourism, Agriculture, Alimentation [...]

The Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa Makes a Cool Donation

San Nicolas – The Ibero American High School in San Nicolas was the grateful recipient of eight inverter air conditioning units, courtesy of the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa. In a recent ceremony at the school, Director of Human Resource Glenn Farro and HR Manager Angelique Croes, had the distinct pleasure of pressing the [...]

Caribbean Accounting & Tax Consultants Award FEF 2014 Best Thesis Winner

ORANJESTAD – Caribbean Accounting & Tax Consultants (CATC) proudly presented the 2014 Best Thesis Award to Jessleen Cortés from the Faculty for Finance, Accounting and Marketing of the University of Aruba (UA). The annual event, organized by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) was held on September 23rd. Every year CATC along with the instructors [...]

ALHYDRAN, a highly recommended medical moisture-regulating gel cream in burn clinics worldwide, now locally available.

Tourists and locals love Aruba Aloes’ skin care and sun care products, many of them become loyal customers once they have tried it, ordering their products online or visiting the shops once they are back on Aruba. But what most people don’t know is that Aruba Aloe also produces a highly concentrated moisture regulating gel-cream [...]

Miss Tourism World spends the night at Wonders

Gorgeous Miss Tourism World, Tomomi Kondo from Japan, spent the night at Wonders Boutique Hotel last week. She flew in from Venezuela, where the Miss Tourism World election was held, for a stopover on Aruba. Tomomi won the World contest, but she unfortunately lost her credit card. Nothing could spoil her day, though, and she [...]

During Breast Cancer Awareness month: Employees of Aruba Airport Authority N.V. donated to Mary Joan Foundation

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) is very proud to share the news of its recent donation, because this donation was made possible with donations from AAA employees themselves. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 AAA encouraged its employees to donate to Mary Joan Foundation to promote Breast Cancer Awareness to Aruba.

CILO’s fruiticilious mojito’s are a sure hit!

CILO, the harbor-view restaurant on the corner of the Renaissance Marketplace, has a new wine and spirits list. There is so much to choose from, that every guest will find something to his or her liking, as the beverages are ranging from sweet to sour, from original to extreme. Among them are fresh fruit mojito’s, [...]

At Salt & Pepper Restaurant Pancakes for Michelle and Jim Kraus from Mona, Utah

Jim and Michelle Kraus have been coming to Aruba for many years. They found out about the awesome breakfasts at Salt & Pepper Restaurant when walking by the Arawak Garden across from the Occidental Resort one day. They stepped in, ordered the pancakes and they were sold. The couple from Mona, Utah, now comes in [...]

Vittori receives the ‘Ospitalia Italiana Award’

Palm Beach – Master Chef Vittorio Muscariello of Hostaria Da Vittorio has just received a bronze plaque which he will attach to his restaurant’s wall this week, attesting to the fact that the Chamber of Commerce of Italy and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Culture, the Minister of Economic Affairs, the Minister [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster December 15th, 2014

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE DESIGNER. With all due respect, but the MFA building in Noord is incredibly out of place, with motley-brown coloring, and an uncommon structure silhouette with a flipped front and spindly columns. We know it was designed to simply provide cushy, air-conditioned employment to loyal voters in the district. [...]

Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Goodwill Ambassadors and Distinguished Visitors of the Island at Paradise Beach Villas

Recently, Darline S. de Cuba honored a group of loyal guests a Goodwill Ambassador and Distinguished Visitors of Aruba. 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 10 and 19 consecutive years.

Loyal Visitors honored at Divi Village by Aruba Tourism Authority

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very loyal and friendly Goodwill Ambassadors of Aruba The honorees are: Mr. William Welsh and Mrs. Wendy Wyman

With Hanukkah around the corner, the Jewish Community of Oranjestad is organizing a public celebration at Paseo Herencia on Palm Beach, on Sunday December 21st.

The lighting of the Menorah will be followed by the story of the holiday, and an artistic program. This is to remind all those interested that the festival of Joy & Light, Hanukkah, is unfolding December 16th to the 23rd. The Menorah Lighting will take place every night during the holiday, at 7PM, at Beth [...]

KLM and Fresh FM awarded a radio listener a free ticket to the Netherlands

Giny Ossel will be joining her family for Christmas after beating cancer Over the last few weeks local radio station Fresh FM 104.3 ran its campaign in conjunction with Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) to award one of the listeners with a roundtrip to the Netherlands, home of the Dutch airline. During the campaign, called “Christmas [...]

ARUBA’S FIRST OFFICIAL GUINESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

History in the making at Ling & Sons Super Center On Saturday December 13th from 5pm till 7pm a n official world record attempt will take place in Aruba under auspices of the international record authority Guinness World Records.

Saving that Real Estate Commission!

As read on the Aruba Real Estate Blog by Miriam Engeln: www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com Everyone likes to save money. So how can you save money in a real estate transaction? Find that new “e-Realtor” with a discounted commission? Or, better yet, don’t even use a Realtor at all? A FSBO (For Sale by Owner) is bound to [...]

Mr. Anton and Mrs. Emmy Bergman honored by Aruba Tourism Authority as Goodwill Ambassadors of the Island

Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba had the great pleasure to honor a Loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba as Goodwill Ambassadors as their home away from home. 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 10 and [...]

Minister Hooijboer-Winklaar receives her Aruba bird calendar

Minister Michelle Hooijboer-Winklaar, responsible for education, received her Aruba bird calendar 2015 from Greg Peterson, chairman of Aruba Birdlife Conservation. The theme of the calendar is “A call for nature conservation”. Nature conservation should be made a high priority by the Government of Aruba in 2015.

BRIDGE RESULTS ALOHA BRIDGE CLUB ARUBA

Thursday morning, 11 December 2014 A total of 12 pairs attended the bridge session at the members lounge of the Aruba Beach Club Resort. The results 50% and higher are as follows:

BUCUTI & TARA BEACH RESORTS OWNER EWALD BIEMANS NAMED “GREEN HOTELIER OF THE YEAR”

Aruba resort owner is recognized in Caribbean Journal’s 2014 Caribbean Travel Awards EAGLE BEACH – Ewald Biemans, owner of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba, has earned the title of “Green Hotelier of the Year” in Caribbean Journal’s 2014 Caribbean Travel Awards.  This award recognizes Biemans for his leadership in eco-friendly practices and sustainability, [...]

Gold Coast Introduces Its Last Phase of Development, the Boca Druif & Boca Grandi Condos

Oranjestad – Gold Coast, Aruba’s largest and fastest growing residential community,  is also the island’s newest master-planned residential community. While the majority of homes are occupied by happy owners, a great number of owned townhouses and villas are also renting to transient guests making Gold Coast Villas Aruba a unique vacation destination, open for leisure [...]

Neil and Patricia Scala honored at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort

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 Casa Del Mar Beach Resort Beach Resort, as Ambassadors of Goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation [...]

The Salamander Group Hosts Generous Tikkun Olam Event

Palm Beach – A heartwarming and congenial event was recently hosted by The Salamander Group at Caribbean Queen, Palm Beach Plaza Mall. The evening was emceed by managing director Jodi Tobman, at the helm of the company and the driving force behind Tikkun Olam, named after an ancient Hebrew philosophical belief that the repair of [...]

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