Archive for the ‘Local News’ Category

Talented Soccer athlete Trinity Evanshen brought joy for the little players of Aruba

She’s young! She’s charming! And she’s a very talented soccer athlete, and she’s only 10 y/o.  Trinity Evanshen Coito, from Canada, is a very sweet young girl who has a very promising athlete in the sport of Soccer in Canada but also she has a very big heart for the children and she wants to [...]

Well-attended Meet & Greet VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne during Green Aruba

ARUBA – Last week, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organized a successful Meet & Greet for conference participants during Green Aruba where Europe Meets the Americas. The conference was focused on sustainable energy, technology, infrastructure and tourism; four topics the firm has ample experience with. The Meet & Greet was therefore used as a networking [...]

Scare if you dare at Bugaloe Beach Bar Halloween Horror Night!

Palm Beach – Come on down for Halloween Horror Night at Bugaloe Beach Bar tonight! Join us on the scariest day of the year: Friday, October 31st! This Halloween party will scare your socks off, so come prepared.  Creep your way on to the Palm Pier between Radisson Aruba Resort and Riu Hotel and we’ll [...]

Special visitors were honored at the Renaissance Ocean Suites

Recently, Frank & Corrinne Cattoggio were  honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill after returning to Aruba for more then 25 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.

Joseph Brandon and Beverly White honored at the Tropicana Resort

ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple as Ambassadors of Goodwill of Aruba at the Tropicana 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 [...]

Kevin and Patricia Fallon honored at the Costa Linda Beach Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple whom are loyal and friendly Visitor of Aruba, at the Costa Linda 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 to guests who [...]

Rune & Anne Karlsen from Norway received Distinguished Visitors honoring at Radisson

Recently Rune & Anne Karlsen from Stavanger, Norway were honored as Distinguished Visitors after returning to Aruba for 14 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 10 to 20 years consecutive. Ms. Marouska Heyliger representing [...]

The International Supplier Exhibition at Banjolux Draws a Large Interested Crowd

Oranjestad – Following last year’s success, the 2nd Annual International Supplier Exhibition 2014, at the showroom of Banjolux on Schotlandstraat, in Eagle, brought together a solid representation of the island’s top contractors, architects, civil engineers, and resort chief engineers, who mingled with visiting specialists representing the world’s top tile makers and bathroom design firms.

The game meat of this week at Papillon Restaurant is ‘Hazenpeper”.

Jugged hare slowly cooked in red wine, served with “hutspot” and a tartar of quell eggs. Try this traditional game dish or one of other game specialties such as wildboar or deer. Only a few weeks available at Papillon Restaurant, don’t miss out! Europeans love eating game.

Chef Balchi impresses with his breakfast at Soy Saludable

Soy saludable is a program with episodic of Aruba Healthy Island.  As the title already indicates, the focus lies on healthy eating habits. For Taste of Belgium’s chef Balchie, starring chef of last week’s series, cooking a healthy breakfast was not a difficult assignment: he made a delicious fruit salad with yoghurt and muesli and [...]

Endless love at CILO during a live performance

The weekly live performance of guitarist Kevin and vocalist Mirugia got a special, loving touch last week when a lady, listening to the music, made her beer bottle into a microphone and started singing a love song to her man. She told the waitress that the two of them have been together for fifteen years [...]

Aruba Tourism Authority honored a group of loyal visitors at La Cabana

Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba honored loyal guest a Goodwill Ambassador and 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 between 10 and 19 consecutive years.

Aruba Airport Authority N.V. signed MoU with the Government of Aruba and Fondo Desaroyo Aruba

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA), represented by AAA CEO Mr. James Fazio and AAA Director Operations Mr. Jurgen Benschop together with the Government of Aruba represented by Prime Minister Eman and Fondo Desaroyo Aruba represented by Mr. Edwin Roos and Mr. Glenn Thode signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the realization of [...]

Inchi & Juancho retire from Divi resorts

Eagle Beach – Managing Director Alex Nieuwmeyer, was joined by his entire executive team for a recent  retirement party of thirteen employees at the Alhambra Ballroom, among them Seferina Briezen a Reservations Agent, better known as Inchi, who was the queen of the reservation department for 45 years, anticipating and fulfilling guests special needs and [...]


To whom it may concern Every single soul in Aruba is living with a concern that Valero is going to dismantle the Refinery, and that is what the Arubian people are very concern about and totally disapprove this reprehensible attitude.

Honoring at Divi Village

Recently, ATA representative Marouska Heyliger had the great pleasure in honoring many loyal Aruba visitors with their distinctive certificates. These certificates are a way to  say “Masha Danki” for continuously choosing Aruba as a favorite vacation destination. The titles are as following: 10+ years “Distinguished Visitor” and 20+ years “Goodwill Ambassador”.

La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino Offers Associates a Breast Cancer Awareness Presentation

Eagle Beach – The resort’s Green and Health Committee recently asked Consuelo Cameron, social worker for the Mary Joan Breast Cancer Support Group to conduct an awareness session on breast cancer for the associates. Consuelo gave a thorough explanation on what cancer is, how it develops, the risks involved, and shared tips on how to [...]

A scary event coming up: the Halloween Warm-Up party at Nos Clubhuis!

‘Cops and Prisoners, Bandits and Police’ is the theme of a great upcoming Halloween Party at Nos Clubhuis, upstairs from Hadicurari Restaurant. The theme party is a warm-up event for the Halloween night of October 31 and it promises to be a scary, fun event. Drinks with a view , says the poster, which also [...]

McDonald’s presents The Book of Life™ Halloween Pail Happy Meal® program

Aruba, October 17, 2014 – This fall, Fox Animation will release The Book of Life™ — an animated movie described as a Romeo and Juliet inspired love story set during a Day of the Dead celebration. The movie follows Manolo, a young and talented matador that secretly dreams of being a musician, and Maria, a [...]

Emil Ter Horst new director National Park Arikok

The board of Aruba’s National Park Arikok has appointed Mr. Emil Ter Horst as the new director. Mr. Emil ter Horst has full-scale experience with the development of sustainable smart communities. During his last project he was the international coordinator of an extensive sustainable project for the municipality of Almere, which involved 6 countries and [...]

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster October 27th, 2014

NEW EATS. We understand that Quinta Del Carmen, the historic residence in Bubali will be converted into a charming landmark eatery by a team of Barefoot culinary experts. We’re looking forward to their new creation. A new eatery named Twist of Flavors, TOF, will be checking into Alhambra Casino & Shops by Susan Toonen of [...]

New Luxurious Bahia Principe Hotel to Open on Aruba in 2016

The Palma de Mallorca-based company’s new hotel is expected to open its doors in the summer of 2016, and will comply with the chain’s highest standards of luxury and exclusivity under the Luxury Bahia Principe Don Pablo Collection brand. The Luxury Bahia Principe Baby Beach Don Pablo Collection will have 950 rooms, the majority of [...]

On International Air Traffic Controller Day: AAA surprised Air Traffic Controllers with a cake

ORANJESTAD – In honor of the International Air Traffic Controller Day on October 20 last, Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) decided to surprise the employees working on this date with a cake as a token of appreciation for their valuable work that they provide at Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix. The job of an Air Traffic [...]

EQ3 Aruba October: New arrivals! Be Ready for the Holidays!

Oranjestad – EQ3 is Aruba’s favorite place for modern furniture and accessories. We design, produce and sell affordable, modern furniture for every room in your home. As a Winnipeg-based company, EQ3 Aruba has built a reputation for design and quality as gracious and lasting as the furniture it makes.

AAA gave a presentation to the Parliament’s Tourism Committee and the Committee on Government Companies and Utilities

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) sent an invitation to Aruba’s Parliament offering an afternoon of presentations on ongoing projects at the airport and also to give an impression of the coming winter season. The Tourism Committee, chaired by Mrs. Jennifer Arends-Reyes and the Committee on Government Companies and Utilities, chaired by Mr. Andin [...]

Changes in the public parking lot at the airport

ORANJESTAD – In relation to the ongoing Solar Car Park project at Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix, Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) informs the general public and also staff parking lot users that the next phase of the Solar Car Park project will start this week. This will entail changes to the location of the current [...]

Saving that Real Estate Commission

As read on the Aruba Real Estate Blog by Miriam Engeln: 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 [...]


Thursday morning, 23 October 2014  2014 A total of 9 pairs attended the bridge session at the members lounge of the Aruba Beach Club Resort. The results 50% and higher are as follows:

Eleonor and Jon at Salt & pepper

14th visit to Aruba and even more to Salt & Pepper for Eleonor and Jon Moteland from Medway Years ago, Eleonor and Jon Moteland from Medway, M.A., found Salt & Pepper restaurant in the Arawak Garden. Since then they have always gone back for its excellent breakfast, its escargots and burgers and to have a [...]

Itinerary/Itinerario Aruba International Bike Week 27 October – 2 November, 2014 8th Annual Betico Memorial Ride

Monday 27 Oct Opening Bike Village and Pre-registration day 1 18:00 – 24:00  Opening Bike Village at Sporthall Sta.Cruz. Entertainment by DJ Pre-registration day.

Musical Star Jasper Taconis & Friends Perform Live at Bugaloe Beach Bar Tonight!

Palm Beach – Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill, located on the Palm Pier between Radisson Aruba Resort and Riu Palace Hotel is proud to present another amazing live music event this weekend! Come down to the best beach bar and enjoy a fun night under the Caribbean sky, with perfect sunset views and a delicious [...]

Stellaris Casino is proud to launched the Sphinx 3D machines

Palm Beach – Stellaris Casino as the biggest casino on the island recently launched the latest in technology in slot machines. Stellaris Casino is proud to be the first casino in the Latin America region to have launched the Sphinx 3D machines. This took place during a grand event where Stellaris Casino offered the first [...]

Two for one price at CILO City Lounge on Friday afternoons

Phew, the week is done, the weekend is looming! Two whole days filled with fun waiting for you, so time to celebrate on Friday afternoons. CILO City Lounge has the perfect incentive for you: a two-for-the-price-of-one drink special. And we mean on every drink, cocktail or mix you can think of between 5 and 7 [...]

Enjoy the warm Caribbean breeze with the Schreiner family at Bugaloe!

Once again we are featuring two wonderful Bugaloe Guests of the Week! Jim and Connie Schreiner have been visiting Aruba for the last 15 years and look forward to the moment they can step off the plane and into the warm Caribbean sand. They are quick to drop their bags at the Radisson and head [...]

La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino hosts a quarterly award ceremony

Eagle Beach – During a special lunch celebration at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino, members of management lauded associates, supervisors and teams, nominated for exceptional performance during July, August & September of 2014. One by one, nominees took center stage at the conference room and were individually praised for their dedication and loyalty by [...]

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