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McHappy Day 2014 raised Awg. 12,351 for the Aruba Autism Foundation

962 Big Mac units were sold in Aruba for charity Aruba – Last week Friday, McDonald’s in almost all Latin America and the Caribbean region, including Aruba, experienced a special day. McHappy Day is McDonald’s annual fundraiser to raise awareness and raise proceeds thru the donation of a day’s worth of Big Mac sales. For [...]

Aruba Marine Park Foundation, a not for profit organization is scheduled to host a Sunset Lionfish and Wine Tasting on November 30, 2014 from 6pm – 8pm at Nos Clubhuis to increase awareness of the Lionfish invasion which is depleting our Reefs of our local fish

It would mean a lot to us if you would join us at this Event. Just in case you need a little extra motivation, here are a few reason you should join. You will learn about the Aruba Marine Park Foundation’s efforts to eradicate the Super Predator Lionfish which has made itself home on our [...]

USFOL Volunteers Donate Goods to Siloam Orphanage

Several volunteers from the U.S. Forward Operating Location paint playground equipment at the Siloam Orphanage on November 20, 2014. Fourteen volunteers delivered 200 lbs. of donated clothing and toys to the orphanage, before assisting with rehabilitating playground equipment and laying conduit for electrical cables. Siloam Orphanage provides for children with a variety of needs, from [...]

A wonderful Thanksgiving menu at Fishes & More Restaurant

When it comes to Thanksgiving on Aruba, you might want to do something special. Although it is not a local (or Dutch) holiday, a number of restaurants want to make you feel at home during this day and they have come up with a Thanksgiving menu. One of these is popular Fishes & More Restaurant [...]

It’s Fishes & More! Kevin and Jaime Whitney have a new favorite restaurant on the island

When Kevin and Jaime Whitney from Boston, MA, tasted their grouper dish with red snapper, shrimp and scallops in a lemon sauce, they were sold! The couple said right away that from now on Fishes & More was their new favorite restaurant on the island. They learned about Fishes & More from the guy at [...]

New Fresh Live Entertainment Exclusively at Bugaloe Beach Bar!

Palm Beach – Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill is perfectly located between Hotel Riu Palace Resort Aruba and Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino and Spa on the famous Palm Pier with stunning 360˚ views of the crystal clear ocean. Open daily from 9am till midnight, guests can start their day with a delicious cappuccino, stop by [...]

Barney’s Restaurant-Food and Fun For Everyone!

ARUBA – With almost 3 years under their belt, Barney’s Restaurant has become a favorite for locals and tourist here in Aruba. This is a restaurant where you can bring the whole family with an extensive menu and varied theme nights throughout the week, it will become a favorite of yours also. Currently open Tuesday [...]

Experience the oldest Aruban industry as a fun daytime outing: The Aruba Aloe Factory & Museum

Tourists have been visiting the wonderful island of Aruba since the late 1940’s, enjoying the pristine beaches, clear waters and Aruba’s dynamic nightlife. But one of the most unique experiences you and your skin will certainly appreciate for years to come is visiting the world famous Aruba Aloe Balm Plantation, Factory and Museum. You will [...]

Sizzling finals, a wild, wild crowd

Fabulous Biglmaier/Ponti and Calbucci/Garavini win the 2014 Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open Ladies Maraike Biglmaier (9) and Camilla Ponti (13) and Alessandro Calbucci and Marco Garavini are the winners of the 2014 Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open. More than 2000 spectators oohed and aahed in the Amstel Bright Stadium during the incredible rallies of both [...]

Aruba say’s “Masha Danki” to the loyal visitors of Divi Village

Recently Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Distinguished Visitors and Goodwill Ambassadors at Divi village. 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 20 consecutive years.

ELEQT brought a touch of Russia with “A Russian Affair”

“Recently, exclusive social network ELEQT and Russian Standard Vodka held a very strict invitation-only event at Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa. The celebration welcomed Aruba’s movers and shakers as well as several international entrepreneurs, who mingled with each other throughout the evening and enjoyed complimentary premium cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Sopranos Piano Bar Aruba – Bada Bing!

ARUBA – Sopranos Piano Bar is the place to go on Aruba for your adult evening fun! With a different piano player joining them each month from all over the world you are guaranteed an evening of lively entertainment. Join them from 8pm till 1am and request your favorite songs and feel free to sing [...]

HYATT RANKED ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST MULTINATIONAL WORKPLACES BY GREAT PLACE TO WORK®

Recognition as a top multinational workplace coincides with relaunch of Hyatt career website Hyatt.jobs ARUBA – Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino recently announced that Hyatt has been named one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®. The annual list honors 25 companies that have been recognized by their employees [...]

Thomas & Pam were honored at the Marriott Surf Club Resort

Recently, James & Pauline Constantini were honored as an distinguished visitor after returning to Aruba for more then 10 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.

From Thursday afternoon to Friday morning: Aruba Airport and Dutch Marine Force conducted a joint exercise

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) and the Dutch Marines stationed in Aruba conducted an intensive joint training to exercise communication, vigilance, response and multidisciplinary cooperation. These exercises which were held from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning are of great importance for both organizations.

U.S. Coast Guard Holds Legal Drafting Workshop in Aruba

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program facilitated a two-day Legislative Drafting Workshop with maritime security stakeholders November 18-20, 2014. The Directorate of Shipping Aruba hosted the event which was held at the Dr. Edward Cheung Center for Innovation. U.S. Congress charges the U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security Program with evaluating [...]

Captain Arthur Giel – Lionfish Hunter, Lionfish Patrol member, Entrepreneur

10 Reasons Why you Should Eat Lion Fish 1- Lionfish is healthy and low in cholesterol 2. Lionfish is a perfect source of protein and makes you feel strong after eating it

BRIDGE RESULTS ALOHA BRIDGE CLUB ARUBA

Friday evening 21 november 2014 A total of 11 pairs attended the bridge session at the Frank Conway Room of the Casa del Mar Beach Resort. The following guest players joined the group:  Joop de Zeeuw and Joop Tukker.

The Amstel Bright Stadium exploded!

Brazil demolishes Italy in the Beach Tennis Nations Cup: 12-1! A crazy Amstel Bright Stadium, chockfull of dancing, singing and flag-waving beach tennis fans saw an incredible, epic victory last Thursday evening, when the team of Brazil humiliated Italy. The score was 6-0 in the Men’s Double; the ladies won 6-1 and the stadium exploded! [...]

Dr Rudolf Davelaar 10 Reason why you should eat Lionfish

1. Lionfish are rch in Omega 3 which is good for heart 2. Lionfish are a healthier alternative to everyday fish 3. You will help to control over population by eating Lionfish.

Aruba say’s “Masha Danki” to the loyal visitors of Divi Village

ARUBA – Recently Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Distinguished Visitors and Goodwill Ambassadors at Divi village. 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 20 consecutive years.

EQ3 Aruba November: Ready for the Holidays? Furniture and Accessories!

Oranjestad, Aruba – known as Aruba’s favorite place for modern furniture and accessories, at EQ3 they love how special their sofas become to their owners. Each of their sofas are made to order and guaranteed to last. At EQ3 they hope that providing the option to customize your new sofa in over 100 different fabric [...]

Non-residents can buy a house in Aruba!!

As seen on Aruba Real Estate Blog; www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com All non-residents can buy land or a house in Aruba going through the same process as the Aruban residents. They can buy a home on property land as well as on lease land.

Well done, kids! Lots of talented juniors at the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open

The juniors played their hearts out on Wednesday and Thursday, the second and third day of the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open on Eagle Beach. Local young players, some younger than 10 years old, mingled with their international peers and had a lot of fun. On Thursday evening the finalists were called on the Amstel [...]

James & Pauline Martin were honored at the Occidental Grand Resort

ARUBA – Recently, James & Pauline were honored as an distinguished visitor after returning to Aruba for more then 10 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.

Getting ready for the doubles

Great athleticism in the sand at the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open on Eagle Beach Hats off for the tireless Masters (50-+ category) at the 2014 Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open: these guys played and played, staying on the courts from 7 pm until 11 when the winner, Henry Hancock of the USA, defeated our [...]

One happy brunch at Taste of Belgium

On Sunday you can start with a dessert, like a lava cake of Belgian dark chocolate or a hot sugar waffle with strawberries and end with breakfast like a croissant filled with Belgian chocolate. Which way you order all these delightful available items on the brunch menu does not matter. You can do whatever will [...]

Aruba Say’s “Masha Danki” to our Loyal Island Visitors

Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure to honoring a very nice family whom are Loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba as Goodwill Ambassadors at their home away from home. Honorees are Mrs. Carolyn Vince resident of Windsor Ontario Canada

Aruba Tourism Authority honored a group of loyal visitors at Holiday Inn

Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba honored loyal guests a Goodwill Ambassadors 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.

Special guests were honored at the Divi Phoenix Resort

ARUBA – Recently, Avi Siegel and Piroska Keddy were honored as an distinguished visitor after returning to Aruba for more then 10 years consecutive years and also Roberto Wainsztein & Ruth Hili were honored. an Ambassador of goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token [...]

Aruba’s Marine Biologist, Byron Boekhoudt’s10 reasons why you should eat lionfish

1. Lionfish is healthy for you. 2. Lionfish is tasty, like snapper and grouper.  The tender white meat goes well with various seasonings. 3.  You help the environment and it feels good to do good. 4. It is the new delicacy

Lionfish are staking claim on our Pristine Reefs

ARUBA MARINE PARK FOUNDATION PROTECTS OUR REEFS Hadicurari – “Lionfish is an invasive species which threatens to displace our local species of fish”, explains Marine Biologist, Byron Boekhoudt.  By adapting effortlessly on our reefs, the brightly colored Lionfish are attracting our juvenile fish who curiously swim directly towards the predatory fish and BAM – our [...]

International Chef, Avid diver and Volunteer Lionfish Hunter, Ilja Cybulski

10 Reasons Why we should Local Eat Lionfish 1: Eating non-native fish is good for the environment. 2: Protect the indigenous reef-fish, the habitat and food source 3: Other local fish are suffer from overfishing

First rounds of singles go without a hitch at the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open 2014

The first rounds of the Round Robins of the singles went smoothly last Tuesday and Wednesday. Schedule masters Hielco and Koen had everything under control and the courts were continuously occupied by enthusiastic players. At this point results are not decisive: that is only when the Elimination Round competitors start playing and when the finals [...]

Kurt and Tracey Doiron honored at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba at the Bucuti and Tara Beach 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 10 to 19 [...]

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