Today is Friday, November 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year.

The fourth Earl of Chesterfield, English author (1694-1773)Thought For Today:

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise – The fourth Earl of Chesterfield, English author (1694-1773).


Lionfish are staking claim on our Pristine 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 fish are getting gobbled up.  This endangers our corals  because we need our fish to graze the reefs to the keep the reef healthy and prosperous  – and it’s a problem.

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

International Chef 0010 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

btnov2014woensdag 01The 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 are in sight.

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 consecutive years.

Tickets are now on sale for Kozlov Dance Academy’s “The Nutcracker”

Kozlov Dance Academy 02ARUBA – After a highly anticipated and sold out performance last year, Kozlov Dance Academy will present two performances of the holiday classic ballet “The Nutcracker” at Cas di Cultura on Saturday, December 13th @ 7:00pm and Sunday, December 14th @ 4:00pm.

Kozlov Dance Academy’s production of “The Nutcracker” was first staged for the Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House in 1981 by Leonid Kozlov, former principal dancer with both the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia, and New York City Ballet.

CILO CITY LOUNGE added new menu items to their menu!

CILOWe have added several new dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner on our existing menu-card! What do you think of a Tripoli Green salad? Would you like this salad with tuna chunks or chicken breast? Or do you like a Courgette Gratin, with stuffed zucchini and mozzarella?  Since we also have plenty of vegetarian dishes available for you! These dishes are highlighted with the famous green V. Easy to find the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Aruba say’s “Masha Danki”

Aruba say’s “Masha Danki” 07Recently Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Distinguished Visitors and Goodwill ambassadors at Divi Village.

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 20 consecutive years.

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 Thursday, November 20, the 324th day of 2014. There are 41 days left in the year.

Thomas Mann, German author (1875-1955)Thought For Today:

No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself – Thomas Mann, German author (1875-1955).


The largest Beach Tennis tournament in the world went underway with 1100 players

Page-02ARUBA – The largest Beach Tennis tournament in the world, the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open, is underway. Last Monday registration started and players from 20 countries and a whole bunch of locals stood in line to pay,  get their goodie bags and wristbands. During the coming days many more participants will keep arriving at the airport, as they are going to play in the doubles event which starts on Friday.  But first it’s time for singles!

The 2014 Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open is a World Tour event with $ 34.500 in prize money; the amateur event is held simultaneously in the categories Fun, Intermediate, Advanced, Open and Masters.

As part of the agreement with Schiphol Group: Mr. Jos Nijhuis visited Aruba Airport

???????????????????????????????ORANJESTAD – Management Team of Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) received a visit by the CEO of Schiphol Group Mr. Jos Nijhuis last Friday.

During the visit of Mr. Nijhuis he exchanged ideas and thoughts with the members of AAA’s Management Team lead by Mr. James Fazio, Aruba Airport’s current CEO. Main topics of the meeting were the latest developments in the aviation world in general, particularly at Aruba and Holland.

Lovely guests every week at Papillon restaurant

Papillon MartinoARUBA – Jack and Mary Ellen Martino come to Aruba for already 8 years. They have a busy life as owners of restaurants in New York. So they love to relax every year for one full month. The pack their bags and fly to Aruba and check into the Marriot hotel.

In a well-deserved vacation you also need the best food. So they go to Papillon restaurant at least one time every week. They go for a dinner for two or together with friends for a nice evening out.

Wim and Wil pass by at Taste of Belgium

Wil and Wim 2014ARUBA – On the picture you see Wim (75) and Wil (73). For already 14 years they fly every year 10 hours from the Netherlands to Aruba. The main goal for their visit is their daughter, and since a view years also to see their grandchildren.

Since they love to spend time with their family here on Aruba they stay 4 whole months. They have a beautiful studio were they stay.

HumanHints, today ‘Satisfy Your Desire’

Human desire is a tangible sensation that drives us to expand and grow. The problem arises when we become fixated on the desire itself, which only empowers the feeling of wanting. We don’t understand the concept of desire, so we don’t know how to use it as a tool. We make the mistake of focusing on the sensation of desire itself, instead of the driving force it provides.

Today is Wednesday, November 19, the 323rd day of 2014. There are 42 days left in the year.

George Duhamel, French author (1884-1966)Thought For Today:

It is always brave to say what everyone thinks – George Duhamel, French author (1884-1966).


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

Page-02Tourists 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 called Alhydran which is used for the aftercare treatment of burn scars, surgical wounds, redness, itching, rashes after laser therapy or radiotherapy and other scar tissue. This very effective locally produced cream has become one of the new standards in scar treatment in university hospitals and burn clinics worldwide. Sold in over 22 countries, ranging from countries in Europe to even South Korea, this unique Aruban export product is locally available in all Aruba Aloe stores, and since the month of June in MEDIQ pharmacies.

Are you ready to try LIONFISH for the First time?

Page-05ARUBA MARINE PARK FOUNDATION PROTECTS OUR REEFS Increasing awareness about Aruba’s Lionfish Invasion

Hadicurari – Organized Lionfish Derbies will spear up 150 kilos of the tasty fish for party goers to sample at the Save the Reef Party held at Nos Clubhuis, upstairs from Hadicurari Restaurant on November 30th from 6 to 8pm.

Hosted by the ARUBA MARINE PARK FOUNDATION and Aruba Wine and Dine, the sunset happy hour event promises to feed its guests with an assortment of Lionfish tastings donated from Aruba’s volunteer Lionfish Hunters.

Come to Eagle Beach! Twin towers welcome everyone at the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open

btnov2014monday‘Bon bini’ say the twin towers that are the official entrance for all participants and public of the Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open on Eagle Beach. The towers open onto a terrific village with a food court, flags, small shops and, of course, the stadium court. 29 Courts, 15 on the left and 14 on the right make up the entire beach tennis site, where the sand will fly during the coming few days.

Loyal guests honored at Bucuti &Tara Beach Resort

Bucuti honoring 01ARUBA – Recently Darline de Cuba, of Aruba Tourism Authority in presence of Deborah Dintelman Resort Manager of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort had the distinct pleasure of honored  Mr. Gary and Mrs. Ellen Mirkos resident of Fox Point Wisconsin as 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 20 consecutive years.

Seminar VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and PwC focuses on control on governance

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and PwCVanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and PwC St. Maarten (PwC) have organized a follow-up seminar of the ’Boardroom Essentials’ event that was organized in June this year. The feedback and requests received at that time encouraged the organizations to continue with sessions covering similar (sub)topics. This sequel was subtitled ’Are you in control’.

HumanHints, today ‘Quantum Phenomenon’

Let us talk about quantum phenomenon, how it appears in our lives, and how we can use it to our advantage. Wait! Before you move on to something mindless, bear with me. This will be well worth your time. Besides, where else are you going to get information about how to use quantum phenomenon in daily life?

Today is Tuesday, November 18, the 322nd day of 2014. There are 43 days left in the year.

David Crosby, rock singer-musicianThought For Today:

“‘It can’t happen here’ is number one on the list of famous last words” – David Crosby, rock singer-musician.



Page-02Born out of the dreams of a couple who escaped south for the winter and never left, Kukoo Kunuku is the place on Aruba to find great food and make fun memories with the people around you.

Kukoo Kunuku offers party bus tours and other adventures that take guests on a whirlwind tour of some of Aruba’s best sites as well as fun places where they can relax and grab a drink. Kukoo Kunuku is staffed by an eclectic mix of valued employees as diverse and interesting as Aruba itself.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster November 17th, 2014

Page-05LE CHIC DICTATES GETTING OFF SOCIAL MEDIA. A recent invitation to a swanky birthday party included a loud and clear disclaimer to keep party selfies off social media. I guess the counter-movement has begun. The chic crowd keep images to itself, no publicity please.

BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY. Towards the end of the year the Aqua Riders, my exercise buddies, hold a few social events that include more eating then exercise. We had breakfast at Peanuts Restaurant recently, made from scratch omelets and cappuccinos, it was delicious and they handled the crowd well. It was Gershwin Lee’s idea.

Aruba Aloe Makes Pioneering Move to Newly Rejuvenated Main Street

SONY DSCOranjestad – On Friday, November 14, Aruba Aloe held the official grand opening of its new Aruba Aloe boutique on Main Street (Caya Betico Croes 78) in downtown Oranjestad.  The opening event was attended by honorary guests including Prime Minister Mike Eman, Minister of Tourism Otmar Oduber, and tourism industry professionals. 

Local artist Taina Croes-Odor is Caribbean Queen of November

SAM_0811Palm Beach – Each month Caribbean Queen at Palm Beach Plaza Mall honors one local female artist who lives and creates here.  The Caribbean Queen program was launched when the store opened in late 2011, and has been running successfully ever since. For the month of November 2014, local artist Taina Croes-Odor is the boutique’s celebrated Caribbean Queen, showcasing her handmade jewelry and crochet specialties.

Honoring at Paradise Beach Villas

Paradise Beach Villas Honoring 01Recently, the following guests were honored as Distinguished Visitors for the island of Aruba: Michael and Rita Savignano from New Jersey  and Virginia and Thomas Wilcox from Connecticut.

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 more than 10 and 20 years consecutive. Marouska Heyliger representing Aruba Tourism Authority conducted the ceremony Paradise Beach Villas.

Loyal visitors honored at the Divi Phoenix Resort

??????????Recently 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 more consecutive years.

HumanHints, today ‘How’

I just got off the phone with my mom, who just found out that one of her clients is a millionaire. I told her that she could be one too. Her instant reaction was to say, “Oh, how would that ever happen?” Since she couldn’t imagine HOW it would happen, she instantly defeated her Self. My dear, courageous mother is not alone in her thought pattern.

Today is Monday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2014. There are 44 days left in the year.

Ayn Rand, Russian-American author (1905-1982)Thought for Today: “The upper classes are merely a nation’s past; the middle class is its future.” – Ayn Rand, Russian-American author (1905-1982).

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1889, the Union Pacific Railroad Co. began direct, daily railroad service between Chicago and Portland, Oregon, as well as Chicago and San Francisco.

The Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open 2014

Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open 2014 00The transformation of Eagle Beach has started: next week the heat is on!

ARUBA – A major transformation is occurring at Eagle Beach these day: on the site of the upcoming Divi Aruba Beach Tennis Open some fifty powerful men are hammering, towing, building and hauling things. By the end of this weekend a stunning stadium court will be ready for registration in all categories of the event, which has grown explosively into the largest sporting event on the island. 1100 Players (950 adults and 150 juniors) will be crowding the 30 courts, each and every one intent on showing his or her best moves, greatest bikinis or latest outfits.

The 7 best Green home Upgrades

The 7 best Green home UpgradesAs read on the Aruba Real Estate Blog by Miriam Engeln:

Adding solar panels and starting an organic garden used to be the best green home upgrades to better your personal and financial life. In today’s technologically driven world however, there are many products making the home even greener. From a safer household to just plain recycling, you will find green upgrades to have a mixture of both low- and high end selections for any budget.

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort obtained their EarthCheck Master Achievement Award

Earthcheck AMBREAGLE BEACH – Recently the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort has obtained the Master achievement Award for Earth Check representing 15 years of continuous certification with EarthCheck.

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort received their first EarthCheck Certfication in 2000 and is currently the first hotel in Aruba and second in the entire Caribbean obtaining the Earthcheck Master Achievement Award.

Honoring at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Honoring at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort 01Dirk and Doris Döefer from Germany were recently honored as Distinguished Visitors of Aruba due to their 10th  consecutive visit. Ms. Marouska Heyliger representing the Aruba Tourism Authority conducted the ceremony held at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. According to the couple, they love the beautiful beaches and wonderful food.

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