Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino pampered their local clientele during the ‘Crystal Fusion Ball’ customer event

Crystal Fusion Ball 01PALM BEACH – Recently the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino pampered their local clientele and showcased their end-of-year celebration offerings during the annual customer event themed ‘Crystal Fusion Ball’.

The event was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Aruban resort praises tourism training program

DiviAruba1ARUBA – To expand knowledge of Aruba’s history, culture, customs and sustainability programs for those employed in the country’s tourism industry, the Aruba Tourism Authority in 2011 launched a certification program called “Mi Compromiso cu Aruba” (My Commitment with Aruba).

It’s since been embraced by a number of hotels, vendors and tourist attractions, including Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts.

Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year

Ambrose Bierce, American author-journalist (1842-1914?)Thought for Today: “To the eye of failure success is an accident.” – Ambrose Bierce, American author-journalist (1842-1914?).

Today’s Highlights in History:

On August 20, 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.

Café the Plaza Quiz Night Series, Lots of interest for upcoming

ARUBA Team Evil Geniuses kleinARUBA – The new Quiz Night Series at Café the Plaza is starting this Tuesday, August 19, and judging from the many inquiries, it will be a full house once again. Sponsored by Pepia Est and Aruba Wine and Dine, it is a fun event in which everyone’s knowledge of a wide array of subjects is severely tested. Sometimes the questions are easy, sometimes really, really hard. Music rounds as well as movie rounds are thrown in. The series of eight Tuesday evenings is played by teams.

Tourist Kids Give Back To Aruba

page-02Kids Enjoy protecting Aruba’s Reefs by creating awareness with our Save the Reefs Bracelet Program 

Malmok – 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.

The Aruba Marriott says farewell to Keirsin Tjon Pian Gi as she embarks on a new adventure

Keirsin Tjon Pian GiPALM BEACH – The Aruba Marriott congratulates Keirsin Tjon Pian Gi with her new journey as eCommerce Shared Services Manager for the Marriott International Caribbean & Latin America region.

Keirsin served at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino as PR & eCommerce Manager for 2.5 years and has been with the resort for 6 years.


dushi arubaI would have given my right hand for something sweet! My mouth was on fire and I was sweating even from places in my body which I did not know, till then, had sweat glands. Unfortunately Dr Reddy (Bhaiya) does not keep anything sweet in his fridge. The only available substance with a good glycemic index was beer.

HumanHints, today ‘Energetic Transfer’ Part 2 – Thought

human_hints_logoYesterday we talked about the necessary conditions for a transfer of emotion to occur, and how we can protect ourselves from it in daily life.

Receiving thought is different from receiving emotion. Thoughts exist in the Mass Consciousness surrounding Earth, and we can tap into any of the thoughts within the Mass Consciousness. We all have free, unlimited access to all the information in the Collective Human Mind. Yikes!

Today is Tuesday, August 19, the 231st day of 2014. There are 134 days left in the year.

Caesar Augustus, Roman emperor (63 B.C.-A.D. 14)Thought for Today: “Well done is quickly done.” – Caesar Augustus, Roman emperor (63 B.C.-A.D. 14).

Today’s Highlight in History: On August 19, A.D. 14, Caesar Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster August 18th, 2014

page-05HOOTERS IS HERE. Saturday evening marked the opening of Hooters, South Beach Centre. The place is absolutely gorgeous, with five-star interiors, showing off 50-shades-of-blonde wooden floors, with matching 50-shades-of-blonde inlaid natural stone walls, a large exhibition kitchen and an army of thirty most-adorable Hooter girls, who all look spectacular in orange. The opening was officiated by both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Tourism, who congratulated Jim Parrish, Hooters of America, on the local investment and the good looks of the place. Owners representative Morris Figaroa, at the helm at Benihana, is also the boss at Hooters.

HumanHints, today ‘Energetic Transfer’ Part 1 – Emotion

human_hints_logoThe Universe reflects your energy back to you. To change your life, change your energy. To change your energy, change your perspective, Your attitudes about the details of your life determine the tone of your daily existence. Your attitudes generate your emotions, which are reflected back to you in your life.

Today is Monday, August 18, the 230th day of 2014. There are 135 days left in the year.

President Woodrow Wilson Thought for Today: “The self-hatred that destroys is the waste of unfulfilled promise.” – Moss Hart, American playwright and director (1904-1961).

Today’s Highlight in History: On August 18, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I, saying, “The United States must be neutral in fact as well as in name during these days that are to try men’s souls.”

Buying a Condo, a great investment

real estateAs seen on Aruba real estate blog;

It is about time home buyers and investors consider the added value of investing in a high-rise residential development.

By adopting international standards in virtually all new developments in ARUBA, we are not only providing clients the convenience of having all things they need within reach, we also afford them peace of mind knowing that their properties are safe from harm.

Bugaloe welcomes loyal guests Hedy and Denise from New Jersey!

Guest of the week- week 33 finalThis week’s Guest of the Week hails from New Jersey in the United States. Hedy and Denise have been coming to Aruba for 15 years and first discovered Bugaloe 5 years ago. They haven’t missed a visit to Bugaloe ever since!

When they visit Aruba Hedy and Denise love the water, the people, the food, and the fact that Aruba is a beautiful and safe place to vacation.

Aruba International Regatta this weekend

Aruba International Regatta 01ARUBA – This weekend, August 16 and 17, the Aruba International Regatta will provide a unique experience with sailing competitions for yachts, beach cats, sunfishes, optimists, micro boats, windsurfers and kite surfers. The main regatta location is at Surfside, between the airport and the SEAruba Dive School. Participants in the yachts, sunfish and catamaran class will compete for the Budget Marine Cup.

It’s not always BINGO!!!

Mi tei Ma did notRecently, the singer William Anthony asked for the required authorization to reproduce and distribute copies or phonorecords of “Mi t’ei … m’a bisa”.

A translation of the original song “I am… I said” composed by the American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond. It’s about the confusion, deception and sadness that a person can feel and at the same time that feeling of rebellion because of an unwanted reality.

HumanHints, today ‘Your Spirit Thinks Its Fun’

I know how real this all feels, I’m in a physical body too. I am vulnerable to the grip of inescapable emotion just as we all are, and I have learned through experience that one way to dispel extreme emotion is to think of your Spirit’s perspective of your life. Physical life is all fun and games, from our Spirit’s point of view. The problem is that our Awareness is limited to the physical.

Today is Saturday, August 16, the 228th day of 2014. There are 137 days left in the year

F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (1896-1940)Thought For Today:

If you’re strong enough, there are no precedents – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (1896-1940).


Kozlov Dance Academy begins a new season with a Week of Free Classes!

Kozlov Dance Academy 00ARUBA – After a successful first year, concluding with a sold out Student Showcase in June at Cas di Cultura, Kozlov Dance Academy announces the start of a their second season.

Classes will begin on Monday, September 1st. The academy is offering all students interested in joining the academy to attend a free trial class on August 27th and 28th.


PRIZE FESTIVAL AT FRESH FM 104Listeners can win a range of prizes

The upcoming two weeks local Dutch radio station Fresh FM 104.3 is scattering raffle prizes. During the radio shows numerous gifts are given out, ranging from dinners for two to free event tickets. 

HumanHints, today ‘The Ultimate Human Desire’

The Ultimate Human Desire is to find Completion. The longing for our natural state of Unity lies in the deepest core of every Human. Unity Consciousness shattered itself into tiny individual fragments in order to understand separation, and to feel what it is like to forget that we’re all from the same Source. An infinite consciousness has no concept of separation, so individual pieces of Unity Consciousness entered into a three dimensional Human body to see what separation and limitation would be like.

InselAir invests to improve air traffic ABC-islands. Five additional aircraft this summer operational

InselAirRecently, InselAir has faced a number of delays and is currently doing everything possible to minimize these. The delays have been caused by a leak of heavy maintenance work to a part of the fleet. The heavy maintenance was scheduled to be completed before the start of the high season, but the completion has been delayed due to the late repatriation of funds from Venezuela.

Richard and Pamela Hoyt honored at the Marriott Surf Club

Marriott Surf Club 02ARUBA – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice couple as Distinguished Visitors, at the Marriott Surf 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 10 to 19 consecutive years.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPALM BEACH – In maintaining its ongoing efforts to provide a meaningful contribution to the community, the Playa Linda Beach Resort continues to support the Aruba Food Bank as its recipient of regular donations made by its members and guests. Through a voluntary donation program, through which a dollar may be pledged per room night, the Playa Linda has been successful in raising thousands of dollars in helping to feed the disadvantaged in Aruba since first introducing the initiative in 2011.


CARIBBEAN PALM VILLAGE 03Oranjestad – Recently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honor a devoted visitor as ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of Aruba.

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 a number of consecutive years.

Today is Friday, August 15, the 227th day of 2014. There are 138 days left in the year

Helen M. Cam, English historian and educator (1885-1968)Thought For Today:

We must not read either law or history backward – Helen M. Cam, English historian and educator (1885-1968).


Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Goodwill Ambassadors of the Island at Costa Linda Beach Resort

Costa Linda 01Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba had the great pleasure to honor a Loyal and friendly visitors of Aruba as Goodwill Ambassadors as their home away from home.

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 19 consecutive years.

Aruba say’s “Masha Danki” bestows honoring on loyal visitors of Divi Resorts

Divi ResortsARUBA – Recently, Ms. Darline S. de Cuba honored loyal guest a Goodwill Ambassador of the Island.

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 19 consecutive years.

Aruba Tourism Authority honored a Goodwill Ambassadors at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino

La CabanaRecently Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honored a loyal and friends as Goodwill Ambassadors of Aruba.

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 (Distinguished) and 20 or more consecutive years (Goodwill Ambassadors)

Loyal visitors honored at the Paradise Beach Villas

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Paradise Beach Villas as Distinguished Visitors and Ambassadors 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 10 to 19 and 20 or more consecutive years.

HumanHints, today ‘Resisting The Ultimate Human Desire’

Our personal sensation of monotony, uncertainty and limitation can be greatly exaggerated at this Time because Humanity is on the verge of Mass Enlightenment. We feel fourth dimensional freedom beating down our door, yet we won’t let it in. In the face of infinite freedom, we often become frozen in fear, unable to get beyond our self-made prisons.

Today is Thursday, August 14, the 226th day of 2014. There are 139 days left in the year

Dag Hammarskjold, U.N. secretary-general (1905-1961)Thought For Today:

Do not look back, and do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward – your destiny – are here and now – Dag Hammarskjold, U.N. secretary-general (1905-1961).

11th, for the Popular Radio Talk Show on Magic 96.5FM

PICA00Palm Beach – Pica 96.5% returned to the airwaves at the end of the summer vacation. The show went for a much-needed break just before the FIFA World Cup Games 2014 and during the summer vacation weeks. The show is back full force for its regular schedule on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday on Magic 96.5FM, from 11am to 12noon, with DJ Vibes at the controls.

The show features three popular media personalities Pica 1, Pica 2 and Pica 3, namely magazine publisher Jacqueline Suttle, TV host Tabitha Fecunda and columnist Rona Coster.

Danny’s & Laura’s Engagement

Danny Laura's EngagementARUBA – Danny Pozo has been coming to Playa Linda for 18 years with his family. His fiancé Laura Rosario has been here three times and fell in love with the island. Out of all places they have traveled, Danny knew that Aruba would be the perfect spot.

He proposed to her last night on our beach at sunset… She said “YES”

At Fishes & More Restaurant Surf and turf and lobster for Janny and Peter from Holland

Fishes & More RestaurantARUBA – It is hard to believe, but Peter and Janny v/d Valk from the Netherlands never had dinner at Fishes & More Restaurant in the 24 times that they have been on the island. But there is always a first time, and guess what: they greatly enjoyed the restaurant in the Arawak Garden. The couple had surf & turf and lobster and they loved it.

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