When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade. – Dale Carnegie, American author (1888-1955)
When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade. – Dale Carnegie, American author (1888-1955)
Oranjestad - The Aruba Chamber of Commerce & industry wishes to make a public statement on its point of view regarding the events arising in the last few weeks in the conflict between the Aruba government and the Kingdom government. The Chamber will not give an opinion on the legal aspects of the matter, but wishes to focus on some other aspects that it considers pertaining more to its tenain, and that need to be addressed.
Stefan started working at Salt & Pepper Restaurant as a waiter in 2004, but, as he gained experience, he moved up to Restaurant Manager.
Oranjestad – Art Rules Aruba unfolding at Cas Di Cultura for its second week received sponsors, partners and supporters for a courtesy visit showcasing the artistic accomplishments of the students enrolled in various programs such as DJ, Music & Performance, Dance, Theater, Culinary Arts, Fashion, Creative Media and a special Art Rules Junior, for 9-12 year olds.
ARUBA – Fishes & More Restaruant in the Arawak Garden gets a lot of rave reviews for their wonderful dishes, fresh fish and great service. This week we received such a review from a family from Holland that has been coming to the island eleven years already. Marcellus (55), Linda (51), Lisa (24) and Bente (23) just love Fishes & More.
ARUBA – Historic De Suikertuin restaurant in the Wilhelminastraat in downtown Oranjestad proved to be a perfect location for the excited graduates of De Schakel, one of Aruba’s top schools. Proud parents, siblings and teachers were dressed to the nines, but the stars of the evening were undoubtedly the students, who had successfully finished their education.
ARUBA – Balashi beer is the favorite beverage of James Moore and his wife. The relaxed couple finds the bottles really small, though, so they always order two per person per round of drinks and they crack jokes every time they visit Salt & Pepper restaurant at the Arawak Garden, where they are most welcome guests. Asked why they chose Salt & Pepper as their favorite restaurant, James says:
Restaurant De Suikertuin in the Wilhelminastraat, Oranjestad, is organizing a special event: a Vegetarian Evening with guest chef Rodney Theysen. The date: Saturday, July 19. The Vegetarian Evening is one of a series of upcoming events at De Suikertuin: an Indonesian Night as well as a Healthy Cooking workshop by (Rent a) Chef Bas Kuurstra and more are in the planning.
Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1964, Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for president by the Republican national convention in San Francisco.
Oranjestad – Once again, this year De Palm Tours is the proud recipient of the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. All credit goes to the three hundred staff members that work hard to provide the many different services and tours offered by the company. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
COMPUTER TROUBLE. The power supply part on my compute started beeping last night just as I was checking the latest FB postings out. Consequently today’s column is written on an iPad proving that when there’ a will there’s a way.
WHO IS DRINKING MY WINE. On Thursday I went to the supermarket, you know which one, the one that keeps switching things around to confuse us. I packed some wine, bubbly and juice, some designer water, nothing too extravagant, I was going to make an amazing sangria for friends dropping in for lunch on Saturday. On my way out of the market I stopped to congratulated Warren Stanley on raising a genius, a high-achieving kid who just graduated colegio brilliantly.
At fabulous Papillon Restaurant the year is divided into culinary seasons: there is game at the end of the year, there is the white gold (asparagus) in the spring, there are berries in all colors in the summer and yes, there are Dutch Mussels in July and August. Justly considered a delicacy, the mussels are tender and tasty, with the scent of the North Sea still clinging to them.
ARUBA – Many of us have had the pleasure of meeting the dynamic and good-natured Diana Celaire during the years she worked for Café Restaurant Bingo and Café The Plaza. Finally, after 4 years of planning and preparing, she has opened her own place: Diana’s Pancakes Place!
She found the perfect location at the Old Windmill, the recognizable landmark at the beginning of the high-rise hotel area.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. This condition affects 15 to 30 % of mostly older people. However, younger people can be affected as well, especially women who gave childbirth. Childbirth may weaken the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder. Incontinence that occurs suddenly usually has specific causes
“A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.” – Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (1672-1719).
ORANJESTAD – Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman on Friday entered an immediate hunger strike following a decision of the Kingdom Council of Ministers to have the Governor of Aruba carry out an independent investigation of the 2014 budget and the tenability of Aruba’s government finances.
“Aruba is kidnapped, raped and humiliated by the Netherlands which is now only showing its merchant’s face and not the face of a pastor.
Oranjestad - Art Rules Aruba has been offering kids age13-23 the opportunity to cultivate their artistic talents and skills, each summer since 2010, by organizing a two week intensive workshop program on the island.
The workshops Art Rules Aruba offer are conducted by expert, visiting international artists and teachers who come to the island every year to share their knowledge and passion with the aspiring young local artists. This year the program celebrates 5 years and later this summer it is also be expanding to the island of Curaçao, for the first time.
Ask Real Estate expert Miriam Engeln anything about properties in ARUBA, such as how to invest in real estate, how to maximize occupancy in vacation properties, rental income tips, constructing a house, home exchange, house flipping, retire-/ moving to ARUBA and so on.
This week’s question and answer:
ARUBA – Meet these nice Salt & Pepper regulars, who have been coming to Aruba for years and years. Sometimes they arrive in the company of friends, often just the two of them, but every trip you can find them a few times at Salt & Pepper. There they order the pineapple shrimps, their favorite menu option and some beers.
ARUBA – They look fantastically happy: Andreas Antonius and Hilda Beukema from Holland. And not surprisingly so: they have fallen in love. Not only with each other, but also with the island and with a restaurant they just happened to pass by. But first to the beginning: Andreas and Hilda had planned to stay on Aruba for three days, but they loved Aruba so much that they extended their stay to a week.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities – Christian Nestell Bovee, American author (1820-1904).
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.
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.
ARUBA – 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Palm 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.