TRASH BY RONCHI launches spectacular plus size collection for Summer 2014!

TRASH BY RONCHI (0)ARUBA – It is definitely the season to experiment with color. Summer 2014 fashion collections present several options to enhance your wardrobe with a dash of loud colors. Orange, sunflower yellow, electric blue, grass green and many more make up for this season’s color palette. Local plus size fashion leader TRASH BY RONCHI recently launched a fun and colorful collection for this casual season. Color denim and pencil skirts matched up with exciting print tops is a must-have this season. The boutique specializes in plus size fashions that are trendy and accessible. The prices are attractive and the service is superb.

Papillon’s mussels arrived again!

The mussels that are served in the weekends of July and August at Papillon restaurant in The Village are bursting with taste, fleshy and sumptuous.

Flown in from Zeeland in the south of Holland, they are still dripping sea water, so to speak. Early last month the first mussel crop was allowed to be picked and the verdict from the experts was that it was of excellent quality, even though the temperature of the water has not been as favorable as other years.

Ready for your requests! Sopranos Piano Bar introduces pianist of the month Alan Sheppard

Ready for your requestsARUBA – Alan Sheppard is the piano player of the month of July at Sopranos Piano Bar in the Arawak Garden. The versatile artist is ready for your requests and hopes to make you more than a little happy.

Alan has been singing, entertaining and writing songs since he was 14 years old.

Protect your skin from Sunburn – an article by Heidi Marchena, pharmacist at Botica di Servicio

Sunburn is the result of overexposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation. There are two types of UV rays, UVA and UVB, both of which can harm your skin. UVA rays penetrate deep into the layers of the skin and lead to premature signs of aging. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn, because they penetrate the outer layer of skin and can damage skin cells.

HumanHints, today ‘Potential Pitfalls of Becoming Self-Aware’

Life doesn’t always seem like a joyous occasion, especially when we’re on the road to enlightenment. Becoming fully self-aware means seeing all of your self, including the parts of your self that you never knew were there. Seeing your own automatic expressions can be disconcerting, but it can also provide huge opportunities for personal growth.

Today is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014. There are 173 days left in the year.

Carr, Canadian artist and author (1871-1945)Thought For Today:

You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming – Emily Carr, Canadian artist and author (1871-1945).

At the Bushiribana Goldmine Teams John Villar & Ranzinho Tromp, Audrey Wolff & Sofia Boekhoudt win the Radisson GM’s Challenge

GM challenge Bushiribana (00)Palm Beach – The Radisson GM’s Challenge Male and Female Relay Race took place over the weekend and pitched 16 male teams and 8 female teams, from among the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa associates, against each other and against the elements on the island’s north-western coast.

First place male winners John Villar & Ranzinho Tromp, and first place female winners Audrey Wolff & Sofia Boekhoudt joined all participants to receive their trophies and gifts against a magestic landscape, at sunset.

You are invited to watch FIFA World Cup 2014, semi-finals and finals at Amazonia

You are invited to watch FIFA World Cup 2014 01Palm Beach – You are invited to watch the 2 games left of the amazing FIFA World Cup 2014 at the Amazonia Lounge. The finals on Saturday, July 12th, and Sunday July 13th may the best team win!

As Sushi Salsa moved to the south wing of Amazonia, the spacious lounge was outfitted with large screen TVs becoming an active, friendly place for sports and entertainment, where guests may linger-longer in a comfortable area, sipping cocktails or sampling an array of bar-bites.

Vincent and Leah Carbonell honored at the Marriott Ocean Club

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple  whom are loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba, as Ambassadors of Goodwill , at the Marriott Ocean Club. 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.

At the Aruba Surfside Marina Deloitte shares important information regarding the latest tax development with local professionals

deloitte 02Oranjestad – July 4 2014. Michael-Leo van Romondt,  tax partner, Deloitte Dutch Caribbean, and Geert Weber, tax, co-hosted a Friday afternoon lecture on tax developments at the Aruba Surfside Marina.

Van Romondt explains that in light of recent important tax developments, Deloitte Dutch Caribbean decided to host a lecture by renown Professor Dr. Peter Kavelaars, focusing on a variety of tax issues.

A patriotic evening at the Casino at the Radisson

Casino at the RadissonPalm Beach – The Spin to Win, 4th of July Slot Tournament at the Casino at the Radisson featured winners galore from a mixed crowd of visitors and locals. The patriotic evening started with a signup at 5pm, and tournament action from 6pm. Guests were asked to buy in at $10, and re-buy at $4. Prizes were awarded for the Most Cheerful Participant, the Most Patriotic Participant, as well as the Special Rookie of the Night award.

Donald and Lisa Shauger honored at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort

Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple whom are loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba, at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, as 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 20 or more consecutive years.

HumanHints, today ‘Doubt – Friend or Foe’

human_hints_logoDoubt is a natural part of effort. When you feel Doubt, it is helpful to examine it, thank it and release it. When you welcome your doubt and use it appropriately, it will become a powerful and unique tool at your disposal. If you don’t use your own Doubt to your advantage, it will ultimately defeat you.

Today is Thursday, July 10, the 191st day of 2014. There are 174 days left in the year.

Germaine de Stael, French author (1766-1817)Thought For Today:

There are only two distinct classes of people on this earth: those who espouse enthusiasm and those who despise it – Germaine de Stael, French author (1766-1817).

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino granted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino 00PALM BEACH – The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is proud to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recognition for the Resort, Simply Fish Restaurant and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which honors hospitality excellence, is given to only establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews. Only the top performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

Dinner at Fishes & More was great for Diane and Tom Lombardi

Dinner at Fishes & More wasARUBA – Diane and Tom Lombardi from Staten Island, NY, had a wonderful surf and turf dinner of tuna and lobster at Fishes & More Restaurant in the Arawak Garden. They saw an article in one of the papers about this popular restaurant and wanted to try it. Although this has not been their first trip to Aruba, it was the best ever and the food was a big part of it.

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 ‘Define Your Life Structure’

We consciously direct our lives when we purposefully focus our Intent over Time. In Time, our lives become whatever we focus on, so it is important to be aware of where we choose to put our Personal Energy in every moment of our lives. When we focus on a goal, we draw it to us, but what if we don’t know what we want from our future? In order to focus our intent on a specific purpose, we must have a specific purpose in mind. We must have at least a general idea of where we want our lives to go.

Today is Wednesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2014. There are 175 days left in the year.

- Louise Imogen Guiney, American poet and essayist (1861-1920)Thought for Today: “Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of filial reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.” – Louise Imogen Guiney, American poet and essayist (1861-1920).

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 9, 1944, during World War II, American forces secured Saipan as the last Japanese defenses fell.

At Divi Resorts All White 10th Wedding Anniversary for Hiep and Trang

Divi buffet restaurant 00Punta Brabo – Love birds Hiep and Trang celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, surrounded by family members and friends including their beloved kids Gia Vinh and Gia Han, posed for a group photo on the beach before heading to the Red Parrot Restaurant, for a celebration dinner.

The happy couple, living in California, decided to host their party commemorating the milestone in their relationship in Aruba with more than thirty guests coming here all the way from Montreal, Canada.

Why the U.S. Should Support the Netherlands for the Rest of the World Cup

Why the UsNow that Team USA has exited the World Cup following a truly amazing performance, you may be tempted to stop watching the World Cup altogether as there is no one for whom to cheer.

But there’s a remedy: You can throw your support behind another country.

Friday’s Fish Market at Gilligan’s Beach Bar & Grill features Fresh Catch

Friday Fish Market at Gilligan 06Palm Beach – The Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa recently introduced a Fish Market at Gilligan’s Beach Bar & Grill inviting patrons to get stranded there every Friday from 6:00pm as the restaurant features fresh seafood, displayed in an authentic fishermen boat, Aruban style.

Seafood items on Gilligan’s menu that night include lobster tail, shrimp, red snapper and the Catch of the Day, hooked by amateur fishermen Rudy Maduro, the restaurant supervisor or Johnny Geerman, the bell captain, both passionate about fishing.

RBC Art Rules Aruba 5, kicked off at Cas di Cultura, Saturday

ARA 2014 (1)Oranjestad – RBC Royal Bank’s Art Rules Aruba Kicked off in full capacity with a record number of applicants, 270, on Saturday, confirming local youth love for Arts Education!

In 2010, The Pancake Gallery Foundation, with twin sisters Ira and Ayra Kip at the helm, started offering an educational Art program during the summer months. That same program, Art Rules Aruba is now celebrating its 5th anniversary. 

Copa Airlines increases service from Panama to Aruba

Copa Airlines increases service from Panama to Aruba 01ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) was very happy when receiving the news that Copa Airlines would increase its service from Panama to Aruba and on July 3rd welcomed the first additional flight to Aruba. These additional flights complement Copa’s daily non-stop service to Aruba. Copa Airlines offers service to 67 cities in 30 countries in the Americas.

HumanHints, today ‘Compassion’

human_hints_logoYesterday we discussed commitment. We said that both commitment and compassion are necessary for manifestation. Without commitment you’ll get distracted from your path, usually without even knowing it. Today we’ll discuss compassion, and what it means to our personal journey. Compassion is deep awareness and sympathy for other’s feelings and emotions. When people share feelings, their energy resonates and empowers everyone.

Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2014. There are 176 days left in the year.

William Carlos Williams, American author and poet (1883-1963)Thought For Today:

History must stay open, it is all humanity – William Carlos Williams, American author and poet (1883-1963).


Aruba’s celebrity chef Urvin Croes, of White Modern Cuisine, cooks up a storm in Mexico

aruba 0Palm Beach – Aruba’s very own celebrity chef, Urvin Croes, proprietor White Modern Cuisine, winner Iron Chef Competition 2013, was invited by the Kendall Jackson Winery to participate in the prestigious Culinary Series in Mexico, as the winery’s Brand Ambassador.

The event in Mexico, a monthly gathering of chefs from around the globe, embraces two culinary soirees each time, the first one considered a Cooking Demo where the featured celebrity chef conceives and executes a special menu for a select group of 40 connoisseurs, and the second one, a five-course gala showcase, where the extended same menu is served to 150 party-goers.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster July 7th, 2014

Bati Bleki, July 6th, 2014AN ISLAND OF ESCAPE ARTISTS. Life as we knew if, came to a complete stand-still during the FIFA World Cup 2014 games, as we all escaped into the bars, surrendering to a soccer addiction. You should have seen the celebration at the Moomba Beach arena at the conclusion of the Netherlands Vs. Costa Rica match. Incredible.  I visited Amazonia Bar & Lounge just as the action started and recognized an astounding number of friends, kicking back over beer and finger foods. I had no clue they were all such soccer buffs. I watched the game off and on, at the Bushiribana Gold Mines, yes, it’s true, as the Radisson GM’s Challenge Race was in full swing, in the comfort of a tent,  on a 70″ plasma TV!

Alhydran, an Aruban global export product now available in local pharmacies.

Aruba Aloe 03Tourists and locals love Aruba Aloes’ skincare 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 chemotherapy and other scar tissue.


INSELAIR ARUBA FLIGHT DEVIATES TO CURACAO DUE TO A BIRD STRIKEThursday afternoon, the flight 8i-990 of InselAir Aruba on its route from Aruba to Miami, encountered a technical problem as a result of a bird strike (this is a collision with a bird on the inside of an airplane engine).

This happened during take-off of the airplane on its flight to Miami.


Joseph and Rosemary Parascondola with Jasmine Maduro (Director of Operations) and Jenny Boekhoudt (Executive Admin Assistant)PALM BEACH, ARUBA – July 2014 – Joseph and Rosemary Parascondola from Manchester New Jersey have been visiting the beautiful island of Aruba for over 32 years and are loyal guests of the Marriott family. They visit every year and sometimes even twice a year and enjoy the courteous people, the warm weather and dining at Chalet Suisse.



A total of 8 pairs attended the bridge session at the members lounge of the Aruba Beach Club Resort.

The scores 50 % and higher are as follows:

HumanHints, today ‘Commitment’

human_hints_logoAlong the journey toward our goals, it is important to possess commitment and express compassion. When you approach your life with commitment and compassion, there will be no stopping you in your pursuits, and you will learn to be easy on yourself. Lets start with commitment.  To commit means to become attached. A commitment is a binding agreement. When we commit an act, we are bound to it. We cannot take it back. When we make a commitment, we are bound to not go back on our word.

Today is Monday, July 7, the 188th day of 2014. There are 177 days left in the year.

Margaret Fuller, American critic and social reformer (1810-1850)Thought For Today:

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in their judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing – Margaret Fuller, American critic and social reformer (1810-1850).

Divi donates Five Electric Cars to EPB HATO

Divi donation (0)Oranjestad - Divi Resorts donated five Electric Cars to EPB Hato for the use of the “Auto Monteur” Unit of the vocational high-school, on July 2, 2014.

Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director, Grape Holding N.V. and Divi Resorts, handed the five electric cars over to the school so that students may use them to help increase their knowledge of electric car systems, making this a special project for the vocational high school senior class.

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