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.
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 and leather choices will make it possible for you to get exactly what you want and knowing that your piece was made just for you.
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 Bright Center Court to receive their medals, trophies and applause. Well done!
To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory – Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (1606-1684).
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 own Jossy Mansur in a wonderful final. The Masters also played doubles last Wednesday, so they had their fun.
In the other categories the winners are:
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 make you happy.
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
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise – The fourth Earl of Chesterfield, English author (1694-1773).
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.
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
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 are in sight.
ARUBA – 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.
We 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!
No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself – Thomas Mann, German author (1875-1955).
ARUBA – 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.
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.
ARUBA – 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.
ARUBA – 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.
It is always brave to say what everyone thinks – George Duhamel, French author (1884-1966).
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 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, www.arubaaloe.com and since the month of June in MEDIQ pharmacies.
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.
VanEps 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’.