The Caribbean Palm Village Resort Conducts an Award Ceremony

Caribbean Palm Village 02Noord – Staff members at the Caribbean Palm Village Resort congregated for an early morning award ceremony to praise and applaud their peers going the Extra Mile during the first quarter of the year, among them Elsa Croes, Juanita Dorothal, and Hernando Ospina of the Housekeeping Department, Elvis Tromp of the Administration, Kenjah Howell, Gwendolyne Correa and Yahaira Kuiperi of the Front Desk Department, Sadia Fura of Reservations, and Gregory Sanchez of the Maintenance Department.

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 Tuesday, April 15, the 105th day of 2014. There are 260 days left in the year.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)Thought for Today:

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” – Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).


Tourist Kids Give Back To Aruba Kids Enjoy protecting Aruba’s Reefs by creating awareness with our Save the Reefs Bracelet Program

Jolly Pirates 00Malmok – Aruba’s Marine Park Foundation in cooperation with the island’s popular water sports operators, Jolly Pirates have implemented an especially worthy “Protect the Reefs bracelet” program.

The simple concept of a set of three awareness bracelets has been initiated to develop more reef care awareness and educational programs on the island.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster April 14th, 2014

Bati Bleki, April 14th, 2014STREETCAR NAMED MALFUNCTION. Besides the unbearable screeching, our streetcar also suffers from malfunction when it comes to the end of mainstreet, a dead-end, since it cannot loop around, then passengers have to disembark while the chairs get flipped over. I understand it is not a major engineering snafu. It’s a fixable challenge. Then the street furniture will be installed and the fountains turned on. Rene Herde is the official in charge. I have confidence in him, but perhaps he has too many projects to oversee and his prioritizer is malfunctioning.


Fam Trip 01PALM BEACH, April 10 2014 – The morning program of Aruba Meets Europe’s third day was dedicated to smaller accommodations on the island, such as apartments and studios. All AME participants had the opportunity to meet with owners and managers representing 15 of Aruba’s smaller guest facilities at a market place, set up in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Resort.

Cold Amstel Bright at Sopranos…We know what you like, Mark and Wilbert!

Sopranos 01There is not a sliver of doubt about it: third-time Aruba visitors Mark andWilbert from Holland have found the ultimate place to spend their evenings while on holiday at Sopranos Piano bar in the Arawak Garden.

The two have become friends with the piano players, who turn every night into a party night.

Tango Restaurant provided just what the doctor ordered for the Davenport family

Tango 01ARUBA – The Davenport family, a jolly bunch from Vermont, USA, greatly enjoyed their time at Tango Argentine Grill in the Arawak Garden. The group, most of whom have been coming to the island for 15 years, considers the island their home away from home. One of their favorite restaurants is Tango and there the photographer caught them enjoying the mix grill, a wonderful combination platter of lobster, filet mignon, chorizo and chicken. Just what the doctor ordered!

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 Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2014. There are 261 days left in the year.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)Thought For Today:

If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

FX Aruba Surf Shop, for the active vacationer

FX Aruba Surf Shop 00Noord — First there was windsurfing, then Kitesurfing was added,  Landsailing snuck in as a natural choice for the active vacationer, then Stand Up Boarding became a hit, and just recently Mountain Biking joined the repertory of fun activities at Aruba Active Vacation, AAV.

AAV was started in 1992 as a windsurfing school, at Fisherman’s Huts, Malmok. Nowadays it offers quality windsurfing and kitesurfing lessons with a rental program of windsurf, kite, SUP, and snorkel equipment and the latest happy addition, Marin mountain bikes!

Non-residents can buy a house in Aruba!!

Non Residents can buy land logoAs seen on Aruba Real Estate Blog;

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.

Connie Cislo honored at the Aruba Marriott Surf Club

Marriott Surf Club 02ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very lovely lady who is a loyal and friendly Visitor of Aruba, at the Marriott Surf Club as Ambassador of Goodwill. 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 20 or more consecutive years.

Get lucky during the Trop Club & Casino sporting events

Trop Club 01Eagle Beach — The Trop Club & Casino has been showing the WWE 2014 sporting events to a full house of visiting and local fans. The raw and exciting wrestling matches are shown on 14 HD TV screens, and 4 Giant HD Screens, in the spacious and friendly bar area of the casino. On Saturday April 12th, 2014, from 8pm, the bar will be showing the much anticipated…

First aid and AED course for Aruba Wine And Dine managers

First aid and AED course 01ARUBA – For the second year in a row a first aid and AED course have been taught to the managers of the Aruba Wine And Dine group (AWD). For some the course, taught by Sue Ann Lin at the end of March, was a refreshment course, for others it was a first-time, hands-on experience. The course had been divided into two parts: CPR and first aid.


Aloha Bridge Club logoThursday morning, April 10th   2014

A total of 10 pairs attended the bridge session at the members lounge of the Aruba Beach Club Resort.

The results 50% and higher are as follows:

HumanHints, today ‘Control Your Anger’ – Consider The Consequences

Yesterday we talked about being aware of the consequences of our actions, using particle accelerators as an example. Great theory, but its useless if we can’t apply it to our daily lives when we are in dire need of help. In every conscious moment, we must remain fully aware that every action we take has a direct effect on others and on ourselves. When we keep this in mind, we will chose our actions far more consciously.

Today is Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2014 There are 263 days left in the year.

Anais Nin, French-American author (1903 - 1977)Thought For Today:

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are – Anais Nin, French-American author (1903 – 1977).


Sixteen years sailing with De Palm Tours

De Palm Tours 00ARUBA – Sixteen year ago George & Sandra Clavet and Al & Sandra Pepin set foot on Aruba for the first time and they go sailing with De Palm Tours ever since. Back in the days the sailing trips were done with the boat Sea Venture, before they sailed out with Fun Factory and twelve years ago De Palm Tours introduced the luxurious catamaran Palm Pleasure. Both couples never missed a single year.

They do not only love the beautiful sailing trips, but also the crew.

Chrystal 3D hosts a memorabilia exhibition, at Caribbean Queen

Christiane who has started a new company on Aruba creating lovely engraved crystal memorabilia 02Palm Beach – Hosted by Caribbean Queen at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Chrystal 3D was introduced in Aruba to a curious and supportive crowd.

Owner Christiane Dupuis and her business partner José Bonivento, thanked the Caribbean Queen staffers for the opportunity to show their crystals gifts to tourists and locals , in front of the store, just recently.

Wine Maker Tamara Flores hosts a wine seminar at Amazonia Churrascaria

Wine Maker Tamara Flores hosts a wine seminar at Amazonia Churrascaria 01Palm Beach – Trivento Amado Sur, Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec and a Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah by Vina Maipo were recently sampled and paired with the cuisine at Amazonia Churrascaria. The Argentinean wineries represented on the island by the Aruba Trading Company, sent wine maker Tamara Flores on an educational mission, introducing the vividly red and intense wines…

Loyal visitors honored at the Aruba Divi Phoenix Beach Resort

Divi Phoenix 03Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Divi Phoenix 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 consecutive years.

Great group from Boston loves Fishes & More

Fishes & More 01ARUBA – Sometimes you are just lucky and happen to be at the right place on the right time. That happened to Kay, Diane, Cathy and Emily from Boston when they happened to walk in at Fishes & More Restaurant in the Arawak Garden, where they greatly enjoyed the Caesar Salad. “We love the ambiance here, the great food and our lovely waitress,” the enthusiastic group said.

John O’Donnell honored at the Paradise Beach Villas

Paradise Beach Villas 02ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice gentleman, who is a loyal and friendly Visitor of Aruba, at the Paradise Beach Villas as Ambassador 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 20 or more consecutive years.

HumanHints, today ‘Particle Accelerators’ Part 1 – Theory

It is absurd that scientists smash subatomic particles together, to see what’s inside. Imagine if aliens started smashing people into each other, to see what comes out. They’d see an arm, a leg, heads crushed in different ways, and wonder how these parts fit together to form a person. They would curiously note that the pieces couldn’t sustain life when they are separate from the whole.

Today is Friday, April 11, the 101st day of 2014. There are 264 days left in the year.

Marshall McLuhan, Canadian communications theorist (1911-1980)Thought for Today:

Only the vanquished remember history – Marshall McLuhan, Canadian communications theorist (1911-1980).



earuba 00PALM BEACH – Aruba Marriott congratulates the organizers of E-Aruba Seminar with a successful event on Saturday, April 5th held at the Renaissance Convention Center. The public was engaged and enthusiastic from start to finish by three remarkable speakers who ensured everyone left with valuable tips and information.

Mark Benson Denz initiated the first E-Aruba Seminar by enlightening the public about his business journeys and his inspiration in organizing such an educative event.

Meet Michelle and David Tedeshi, Sopranos Piano bar’s regulars

Sopranos 01ARUBA – The happy-looking people in the photograph are Michelle and David Tedeshi from Rhode Island, who have been coming to Aruba for more than 10 years now. They absolutely love the island, its people, the beaches, the food and of course Sopranos Piano bar in the Arawak Garden. Every night is party time at Sopranos, which you can easily find, as it is located across from the Occidental Resort on the High Rise strip.

Family Behrmann honored as Goodwill Ambassadors at Divi Village by ATA

Divi Village 02Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honored a loyal and friendly visitors. The honorees are Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Esther Behrmann resident of Sea Cliff New York. The honorees are members of Divi Village and have been enjoying the Island every year and were extremely overjoyed and grateful for the honor bestowed.

Tropical diseases – an article by Heidi Marchena, pharmacist at Botica di Servicio

ARUBA – When planning your holiday abroad the logistics of the trip are usually taking up all the time and attention.  However, what you also should keep in mind is how to stay healthy abroad. Your first line of defense against tropical diseases and other maladies is protecting yourself. The three main ways that disease is spread are: contaminated food, contaminated water, and last but not least bites from mosquitoes, flies, ticks, fleas and other insects. Before packing your suitcase you should consult one of the specialized websites or your travel agency to inform you about what current health risks may be at hand at your destination. You may need to get a prescription or even a vaccination as a precaution.

HumanHints, today ‘Patterns Of Reaction’

Every day, we are relentlessly bombarded by external stimuli. Our reaction to the stimulus defines who we are and what our lives are like. In theory, we can change our lives by changing our reaction to daily stimuli, by changing out attitudes toward our lives. Its not what happens to us, it’s how we react to what happens, that defines who we are. As we grow, our reactions to different types of input first become automatic, then completely unconscious.

The K1 Day of nine different Kiwanis Clubs united in Aruba

K1 Day 00ARUBA – Each year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day of service.  This event is called Kiwanis One Day and this year it was held on April 5th, 2014.

Nine (9) different Kiwanis Clubs united in Aruba on this day to give the Centro Man Na Obra a helping hand. Our services to Centro Man Na Obra consisted of creating more ambiances in the garden through planting 24 fruit trees, colorful flowers in the planters and constructing an irrigation system by the fruit trees. At the same time Kiwanis together with the Santa Rosa – Mi Simia saw the importance in educating our community in the importance of gardening. Santa Rosa – Mi Simia was present with an educational presentation on gardening and the use of aqua phonics.

Rosanna and Roberto from Italy are crazy about MooMba Beach

MooMba 01ARUBA – It’s hard to imagine, but Rosanna and Roberto Caminiti from Italy, always seem to lose each other at MooMba Beach: when she is looking for Roberto, Roberto is searching up and down the beach to find her. Fortunately they can laugh about it. These things happen to them at their favorite beach, at their favorite restaurant MooMba Beach and on their favorite island Aruba.

Honoring at Divi Phoenix

Divi Phoenix 01ARUBA – Recently at the Divi Phoenix Resort, Aruba vacationers were presented with honorary titles created by the Ministry of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guest visiting Aruba for 10 and 20 consecutive years. Special friends of Aruba, enjoying ten or more annual vacations here, are given the Distinguished Visitor certificate and those with twenty consecutive years are given the Goodwill Ambassador certificate.

Jersey Boys Tim, Rick and Howie are the life and soul of Sopranos

Sopranos 01ARUBA – Sopranos Piano Bar in the Arawak Garden is home away from home of the Jersey Boys Tim, Rick and Howey, who visited the island for the first time nine years ago and could not keep away, so they come down six times a year… That is what we call luvvv….These great guys make sure there is never a dull moment at Sopranos, where a piano man or -lady will be singing songs on request.

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