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.

Loyal visitors honored at the Marriott Surf Club

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Marriott Surf Club as Distinguished Visitors. 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 10 to 19 consecutive years.

Mr. & Mrs. Castaneda honored at Renaissance

Renaissance honoring 01ARUBA – Recently at the Renaissance Hotel, 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 awarded the Goodwill Ambassador certificate.

InselAir relaunches Port-of-Spain flights and adds direct flights to Georgetown

InselWillemstad, Curacao. InselAir will continue its operations from Curacao to Port-of-Spain as of December 15, 2014. With the return of Trinidad into InselAir’s network, InselAir will serve 20 destinations in the Pan American Region. InselAir will also start operating direct flights from Curacao to Georgetown (Guyana) as of December 18, 2014.

HumanHints, today ‘Your Dynamic Action Plan’

Exactly how we will reach our goals is not for us to decide, but it is important to always have a plan and take action toward a specific goal. We define the destination, and the path to get there is Life’s Mystery. We must also maintain a delicate balance between staying focused on what we want and releasing control when the situation dictates.

Today is Saturday, November 15, the 319th day of 2014. There are 46 days left in the year.

Samuel Johnson, English critic (1709-1784)Thought For Today:

In a time of war … the task of news-writers is easy; they have nothing to do but to tell that the battle is expected, and afterward that a battle has been fought, in which we and our friends, whether conquering or conquered, did all, and our enemies did nothing – Samuel Johnson, English critic (1709-1784).

The PALMARUBA Group, local project developer, promote Aruba’s real estate projects abroad!

Page-02Palm Beach – The PalmAruba Group, local real estate project developers, are pleased to announce that from November 5th to the 9th they have been participating in a Real Estate Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, promoting Aruba’s finest real estate projects internationally.

The expo is held at the Eurobuilding Hotel in Caracas, is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to display real estate projects introduced by local experts and special guests.

The Disbrow’s honored at the Occidental

???????????????????????????????Vincent and Donna Disbrow from Belleville, NJ were recently honored at the Occidental with the Goodwill Ambassador certificate. 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. They have been visiting Aruba since the 90’s and love the island especially for the culture, weather, people, atmosphere and convenience.

Thomas and Deborah Gannon honored at the La Cabana

???????????????????????????????Thomas and Deborah Gannon have been calling Aruba their home away from home for over 20 years. They have travelled all over the world, but consider Aruba one of their top destinations to visit. Recently they were presented with the Goodwill Ambassador certificate by Mr. Jonathan Boekhoudt from Aruba Tourism Authority as a token of appreciation for their loyalty.

Mc Cabe’s & Brengartner’s were honored at the Casa del Mar

???????????????????????????????Recently Eric and Mary Ellen Brengartner together with John and Katherine Mc Cabe were honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill after returning to Aruba for more than 20 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.

Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald honored at the Aruba Beach Club

???????????????????????????????James and Frances Fitzgerald first visited Aruba in 1983, over 30 years ago and fell in love with the island. Recently they were presented by Mr. Jonathan Boekhoudt with the Goodwill Ambassador certificate to as a token of appreciation for their loyalty. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism. The ceremony was held at the Aruba Beach Club in the presence of Ms. Kenia Brito from Guesat Relations.

Today is Friday, November 14, the 318th day of 2014. There are 47 days left in the year.

Abraham Flexner, American educator and author (1866-1959)Thought For Today:

Comfort, opportunity, number and size are not synonymous with civilization – Abraham Flexner, American educator and author (1866-1959).


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