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ABC Islands The Mysterious Lac Bay Bonaire Curaçao’s Best Kept Beach Secrets San Nicolas: Aruba’s Sunrise City

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Welcome | Bon biní Information technology

In the Spotlight | En el punto de mira Welcome to San Nicolas: Aruba’s Sunrise City Cura di Tortuga: Aruba’s hidden gem The Mysterious Lac Bay Bonaire The Amazing Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire The Water Less Swum Pietermaai Smal: Curacao’s New Latin Quarter District

Advertorial | Publirreportaje Aruba: One happy island for families Medesalud 2013 The Association of Caribbean Association of Social Work Educators (ACSWE) Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival 2013: A music Lovers dream come true

Entertainment | Entretenimiento

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Information Technology

By Edward Heerenveen

In today’s world it is impossible to run an airline successfully and efficiently without a proper, well organized IT-infrastructure. The IT department of InselAir is - on a minute-to-minute basis - busy keeping all the systems going; making sure everyone and everything is connected all the time in order for us to keep providing our customers with our good services.

Everything, always running

“It is important for

Not only desktops computers, but also laptops, tablets, our website and mobile phones depend on a reliable, secure and fast data network. One of the main goals of the IT department therefore is making sure that this data network is up and running 24/7. With almost 400 people working at InselAir, spread out over 16 destinations and working 24/7, 365 days a year, you can imagine that the IT network plays a crucial role within InselAir. Not only for our employees in our head office in Curaçao, but also all our points of sale and our representatives in other countries rely on this network on which all bookings, reservations and payment systems are running. A malfunction of any of these elements could have huge consequences. That’s why it is important for InselAir to keep investing in IT, to make sure we have the right tools, hardware and software to keep our promises to our customers.

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investing in IT, to make sure we have the right tools, hardware and software to keep our promises to our customers.” Business continuity Besides all this, IT has an enormous responsibility to guarantee business continuity by making sure that everything is being securely backed up and to make sure that - in case something does happen unexpectedly - we are able to restart ‘our engines’ and continue business as usual. Do

not only think of documents, presentations and emails or any other files, but more importantly, maintenance documents for aircrafts and other legal documents - which are essential for an airline - are being carefully backed up by our IT department. Furthermore this department is responsible for quite some new initiatives which on its turn has improved in many occasions the service InselAir delivers to its clients. In the near future IT will play an even more important role within InselAir as we keep innovating and improving our services to you.


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Sand castle building, shell hunting tours, art classes and merengue dancing are just some of the many activities offered at Aruba’s resorts and hotels - most of which boast special kids’ programs, deals and all-day camps. But resort fun is just the beginning, as families seeking something more than a traditional Caribbean experience will discover countless kid-friendly attractions and activities throughout the One happy island. Windsurfing capital Miles of pristine, white-sand beaches along the southwestern coast beckon families to try Aruba’s many signature land and sea activities. Thanks to highly favorable wind and water conditions and year-round 82-degree weather, Aruba is the windsurfing capital of the world. At the same time offshore and under the turquoise seas, snorkelers and divers marvel at some of the largest shipwrecks in the Caribbean as well as living reefs, coral and colorful marine life. Athletic families who prefer to keep their toes in the sand can take a shot at the island’s national pastime, beach tennis. The sport is popular with everyone from worldwide pros to amateurs, who can reserve a court and paddle at MooMba Beach, or take it a step further by signing up for lessons with a local expert.

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beaches into the rugged and wild Arikok National Park. Children and adults rejoice as they venture 20 miles of desert-like terrain via Jeep Safari, ATV adventure, horseback or foot – sightseeing exotic cacti, caves, hidden beaches and coves, natural pools, bridges and indigenous flora and fauna, including the Aruba rattlesnakes, burrowing owls and blue whiptail lizards. The park’s visitor center provides an enriching overview of the land’s culture, history and conservation efforts, and local experts are eager to share Arikok’s secrets and stories. Admission is free for children, as the park is invested in future generations, who will be the ones to carry on conservation efforts.

Very Important Kid Among the most ideal timeframes to visit Aruba is this summer – thanks to a new island-wide program featuring attractive deals valid through Sept. 30, 2013. Aruba Tourism Authority and more than 10 on-island

properties have partnered on a “One Happy Family” campaign, which includes an interactive VIK (Very Important Kid) component and culminates in a week-long trip giveaway to the One happy island. Visitors who book a stay at a participating hotel or resort and mention “One Happy Family” receive free nightly accommodations and daily breakfast for children under 12 years old, a souvenir gift for the family, VIK benefits, and discounts and special offers on island attractions and activities. Upon check-in at participating hotels, children enjoy a VIK cocktail and are awarded with a VIK passport featuring several of Aruba’s kid-friendly hot spots, including the world-famous Baby Beach, Archaeological Museum, History Museum, California Lighthouse, Aruba Aloe Factory and Arikok National Park. As families visit and explore each of these locations, the VIK-holders are challenged with answering questions and completing puzzles. Once finished, kids submit their passports to the hotel to be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a oneweek trip for four (airfare included) back to Aruba. Winners will be announced at the end of September. For more information on the “One Happy Family” program, family-friendly attractions and activites and summer-inspired hotel and tour operator deals, visit www.aruba.com. Engage with Aruba via social media at www. facebook.com/ArubaFans or @ArubaTourism.


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A visit to San Nicolas equals an unconventional, yet unforgettable experience. If you are hoping for a little more excitement than sipping cocktails at a beach resort, then this may just be the place for you. Named after Nicolas van der Biest, the area’s main landowner, San Nicolas is the second largest city in Aruba following the island’s capital Oranjestad.

Welcome to

San Nicolas

Aruba’s Sunrise City

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San Nicolas: A place where you will be a few friends richer Oil Refinery at Baby Beach

San Nicolas thanks its existence to the nearby oil refinery that came to the island at the beginning of the 20th century. Many refinery workers, who came from the British Caribbean islands between 1924 -1985 made this town their residence. Most of them and their descendants still remain here to this day.

by the huge collection of junk collected all over this establishment. Every single person who visits this bar leaves something behind. You will see license plates, old cameras, photos, stickers and all kinds of objects turning Charlie’s into a real museum.

During its heyday, this town was swamped with bars, banks, brothels and many other businesses that tended to the flow of the refinery workers. Today, the excitement at San Nicolas is mellower, except for Carubbian Night, a weekly street party taking place every Thursday where everyone is welcome to attend. There are other illicit practices that keep this town dynamic, as it appears that San Nicolas happens to have a Red Light District.

The very fascinating contrast to the oil refinery makes you eerily enough want to be a part of this scenery instead of running far away.

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant

Baby Beach

This place is legendary. It has been around since 1941 and has traditionally been the place where refinery workers and seamen from all over the world frequent in the after work hours. Even though the refinery is barely in business these days, Charlie’s remains the center of attraction in San Nicolas. When you set foot in this establishment you are sure to be overwhelmed

If you plan on taking a trip out to San Nicolas then why not trail further down for a beach experience. Baby Beach is a true Caribbean gem. That is, if you don’t mind the Oil Refinery as your backdrop. It is located in Seroe Colorado a short distance from San Nicolas at the southeastern tip of Aruba. Its calm shallow waters make it perfect for swimming, snorkeling and even

Outside wall of Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant

walking. You can wander far out in the water and still stand. The bay opens up to the Caribbean Sea where you are met with coral reefs and tropical fish. With food, drinks, showers and rental equipment for a snorkeling or diving adventure at your disposal, Baby Beach is the perfect way to start your day before ending it at San Nicolas. InselAir Reaching Higher

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Bienvenido a la ciudad del amanecer

San Nicolás de Aruba

Una visita a San Nicolás significa una experiencia poco convencional pero inolvidable. Si quiere un poco más de emoción que tomar aperitivos en un balneario, tal vez éste sea el lugar para usted. San Nicolás, que lleva el nombre de Nicolas van der Biest, el antiguo propietario principal de la zona, sigue en tamaño a la capital de Aruba, Oranjestad. InselAir Reaching Higher

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In the Spotlight En el Punto de Mira San Nicolás debe su existencia a la refinería que llegó a la isla a principios del siglo veinte. Muchos de los obreros de la refinería, que llegaron desde las islas británicas del Caribe entre 1924 y 1985, se radicaron en este pueblo. La mayoría de ellos y de sus descendientes siguen en San Nicolás hasta el día de hoy. Durante su apogeo, este pueblo estaba lleno de bares, bancos, prostíbulos y muchos otros negocios que atendían al flujo de los obreros de la refinería. Hoy en día, el entretenimiento en San Nicolás es más moderado, con la excepción de San Nifete, un festival callejero semanal que se lleva a cabo todos los jueves y en el que todos pueden participar. Existen otras prácticas ilícitas que mantienen el “dinamismo” de esta ciudad, ya que San Nicolás tiene una zona roja.

Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant Este lugar es legendario. Existe desde 1941 y tradicionalmente ha sido el lugar frecuentado por los obreros de la refinería y marineros de todo el mundo después del trabajo. Aunque la refinería apenas funciona estos días, Charlie’s sigue siendo el centro de atracción de San Nicolás. Al entrar a este establecimiento sorprende la enorme colección de cachivaches que adornan todo el local. Cada persona que visita este bar deja algo. Se ven patentes de autos, cámaras viejas, fotos, calcomanías y todo tipo de objetos que convierten a Charlie’s en un verdadero museo.

San Nicolas: Un lugar que lo enriquecerá en amistades

El fascinante contraste con la refinería de petróleo tiene el sorprendente efecto de hacerle querer ser parte de este paisaje en lugar de salir corriendo. Playa Baby Si piensa hacer un viaje a San Nicolás, ¿por qué no seguir un poco más para experimentar la playa? La Playa Baby es una verdadera joya caribeña, eso es si no le molesta tener la refinería de petróleo como fondo. Se encuentra en Seroe Colorado, a poca distancia de San Nicolás, en el extremo sudeste de Aruba. Sus tranquilas aguas, poco profundas, son perfectas para nadar, hacer esnórquel y hasta caminar. Se puede entrar a una gran distancia haciendo pie. La bahía se abre al Caribe donde se encuentran arrecifes de coral y peces tropicales. Con comida, bebida, duchas y alquiler de equipos para aventuras de esnórquel o buceo, la Playa Baby es la manera perfecta de comenzar el día antes de terminarlo en San Nicolás. InselAir Reaching Higher

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27th Annual Aruba Hi-Winds July 2-8 | Fisherman’s Huts | Hadicurari | Aruba Aruba’s trade winds provide the perfect conditions for the largest amateur windsurfing event in the Caribbean. Exciting windsurfing and kite boarding competitions in various categories including men, women, juniors, masters, free style and kite surfing including a long distance and King and Queen of the Huts. There is also a new exciting event added to the schedule: SUP competition with cash prizes to be won! More information: www.aruba-hiwinds.org. www.aruba.com

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival October 4 and 5 | Aruba The concept surrounding the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival is inspired by the North Sea Jazz Festival, a creation of Paul Acket, which takes place in the Netherlands every summer. The well known Aruba Jazz & Latin Music festival which took place from 1986 till 2001 could be seen as a predecessor of the new Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. The Aruba Jazz & Latin Music Festival was an enormous success, for the inhabitants and visitors of Aruba alike and a similar festival was needed on the Island Aruba. More information: www.caribbeanseajazz.com | www.aruba.com

Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament August 24-26 | Aruba

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Cura di Tortuga Aruba’s Hidden Gem

In North Aruba, deep inside the Arikok National Park lies a natural pool known as Conchi or ‘Cura di Tortuga’. Rarely visited by anyone, this hidden gem is located on a very remote rough terrain.

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Conchi The physical conditions alone demand a 4-wheel drive to get there, but hardcore naturalists or athletes should go there by foot or horseback. On your way to Conchi, you cannot help but feel that you are trekking down an undiscovered path. The journey itself, although arduous, is filled with some fantastic views of the island. Some of the raw captivating nature can be viewed from high up, as you will go through some of the highest peaks, the Arikok Hilltop and Jamanota Hilltop, of Aruba. Luckily, the rewards are sweet as you step into this phenomenal serene swimming area that has a fantastic view of the ocean. In contrast, you will hear the rough waves crashing into the rock formations surrounding this area. The water hurdles over the rocks filling inside the pool. This is nothing short of a water park experience, where daredevils dive off the cliffs into the pool. The underwater life makes Conchi fit for snorkeling, so bring your waterproof shoes to protect your feet from the reef. The area outside the pool remains quite rough, making it unfit for swimming.

The natural pool ‘Conchi’

Al norte de Aruba, en lo más recóndito del Parque Nacional Arikok, se encuentra una piscina natural conocida como Conchi o “Cura di Turtuga”. Escasamente visitada por el ser humano, esta joya escondida está ubicada en un área sumamente alejada y rústica.

Conchi El entorno natural exige tracción en las cuatro ruedas, pero los acérrimos amantes de la naturaleza y los atletas pueden llegar incluso a pie o a caballo. Cuando se está en camino a Conchi, uno no puede sino sentir que está

cruzando una región sin descubrir. El viaje en sí, aunque arduo, está repleto de fantásticos paisajes de la isla. En ocasiones se puede apreciar la naturaleza inédita desde lo alto, ya que se pasa por algunos de los puntos más elevados de Aruba, incluso las cimas de las colinas Arikok y Jamanota. Menos mal que es muy placentera la recompensa que recibirá al entrar en esta área balnearia tan serena y fenomenal que ofrece una espectacular vista al mar, además del rugir de las olas que azotan las for-

maciones rocosas del entorno para abrirse camino por encima de las rocas y llenar así la cavidad que sirve de “piscina” natural. La experiencia es comparable a nada menos que un parque acuático. Ahí, los osados se tiran a la piscina desde los acantilados. La vida submarina hace de Conchi también un buen sitio para practicar el esnórquel, así que no se olvide de traer sus zapatos impermeables para proteger sus pies de las rocas de arrecife. Sin embargo, el mar el área fuera de la piscina es sumamente agitado y no es apto para la natación. InselAir Reaching Higher

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Quadirikiri Cave The Arikok National Park has other wonderful sights that are also worth a visit. More accessible than the ‘Cura di Tortuga’ is the Boca Prins, a lovely beach right off some striking sand dunes where you can relax at the café whilst enjoying the view and watch sea turtles claim their nestingground. Another location is the Dos Playa, a white beach surrounded by a rocky coastline. The winds are strong here so only the experienced surfers are recommended to chase these waves. Another must see is the Quadirikiri Cave, a relatively easy to explore 30 meter-long cave home to many bats. There are openings in the ceilings here and there where light shines through. It is believed that this cave was once a hiding place for pirates.

Near Quadirikiri Cave, Aruba, Arikok National Park

Cueva Quadirikiri El Parque Nacional Arikok tiene más fenomenales paisajes que también vale la pena visitar. Más asequible que “Cura di Turtuga” es Boca Prins, una preciosa playa que queda justo al lado de unas impresionInselAir Reaching Higher

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antes dunas, en donde podrá relajarse en la cafetería mientras disfruta del paisaje, viendo a las tortugas de mar reclamar su zona de anidación. Otro sitio de interés es Dos Playa, que de hecho es una sola playa de arenas blancas, rodeada de una costa

rocosa. Aquí, los vientos son fuertes, por lo que es recomendable que sólo los más diestros practicantes del surf vengan a cazar las olas. Otro sitio que no puede dejar de visitar es Quadirikiri, una cueva relativamente fácil de explorar, de 30 metros


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The Mysterious Lac Bay Bonaire A great island adventure

Bonaire may be one of the least populated islands in the Caribbean, but its incredible biodiversity is thankful for it. Seeming that about 60% of the island is either a national park or protected area, we felt that we had to shed some light on the wonderful mangrove forest at Lac Bay. It is part of the Bonaire National Marine Park and a nice place to spend your Sunday afternoon drinking soup while watching sea turtles swim by. The perfect water condition, no higher than waste deep, also makes this a great location for swimming and windsurfing. InselAir Reaching Higher

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In the Spotlight En el Punto de Mira Lac Bay happens to have the most well preserved Mangrove Forest in the Caribbean. Its four different types of mangrove trees and its resemblance to a Louisiana swamp, makes visiting this mysterious place a fun off-the-beaten path experience. Mangrove forests are highly essential to our ecosystems as it is our natural coastal protection area. Also, the extended roots of mangrove trees turn into a nursery, producing organic material to feed the reefs next door. Luckily, the professional and enthusiastic employees at the Mangrove Center organize guided tours where you can go kayaking and snorkeling through a mangrove channel. The swampy salt water is filled with barrier reefs and sea grass, which provide a home to wonderful creatures such as Queen Conch shells, baby sea horses and lobsters. The sea grass also filters through water in Lac Bay keeping it clean. Kayaking is easy to handle for beginners but if it isn’t your thing, then you may also take a guided solar powered boat tour through the forest. The beauty about these solar powered boats is that the motors are noiseless as to not disturb the underwater life.

About the Queen Conch You will notice as you arrive at Lac Bay, that mountains upon mountains of conch shells await you. This beautiful shell grows in the

shallow waters near the Mangroves of Lac Bay. During the “golden days” there was abundance in the Queen Conch or Karkó as the locals call it. Fishermen would catch about 300 shells a week, hence the mountains of shells. Today, it is an endangered species and the STINAPA, the local nature preserve organization, is petitioning locals and visitors alike to join their “Pride Aware” program to help these endangered species from dying out. What can we do? By adopting one of the tagged conchs, by not disturbing them in their natural habitat or ordering them on a menu we can all make a difference. For more information visit their website www.mangrovecenter.com or call them at (599) 780 5353

Resulta que en la bahía Lac también se encuentra el manglar mejor preservado de todo el Caribe. Sus cuatro tipos de mangle y su parecido a un pantano del estado de Luisiana harán de su visita a este misterioso lugar una experiencia divertida y poco usual. Los manglares son una pieza crucial de los ecosistemas, pues sirven de protección natural de las áreas costeñas. Además, las extensas raíces de los mangles sirven de guardería y producen material orgánico de la que se alimentan los arrecifes vecinos.

Menos mal que el personal profesional y entusiasmado del Centro del Manglar organizan paseos con guía en los que podrá practicar el kayaking y el buceo con esnóquel a través de un canal de mangles. El agua salada y pantanosa está repleta de barreras de arrecife y pasto marino que sirven de hogar a maravillosas criaturas tales como el Botuto, los caballitos de mar bebé y las langostas. El pasto marino también filtra el agua de la bahía Lac, manteniéndola limpia. Los novatos suelen dominar el kayaking con facilidad, pero si eso no es lo suyo, también podrá pasearse con guía por el manglar en un bote propulsado por energía solar. Lo bueno de estos botes es que sus motores son totalmente silenciosos, para no perturbar la vida submarina.

Sobre el botuto Al llegar a la bahía Lac, le llamarán la atención los muchos y enormes montones de conchas. Estas hermosas conchas de botuto crecen en las aguas someras que quedan cerca de los mangles de Lac. En la “era dorada”, solía abundar el botuto, o karkó, como lo llaman los locales. Los pescadores solían pescar como 300 a la semana, y de ahí los gigantescos montones. Hoy en día es una especie en peligro de extinción y la organización local para la conservación natural STINAPA les está pidiendo tanto a los oriundos como a los turistas que se unan a su programa “Pride Aware” para ayudar que estas especies no lleguen al punto de la extinción. ¿Qué se puede hacer? Adoptar a uno de los botutos marcados, no perturbarlos en su hábitat natural y no ordenarlos en los restaurantes locales donde aparecen en el menú puede marcar la diferencia. Para más información, visite su sitio web, www.mangrovecenter.com o llámelos al (599) 780 5353.

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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire The Amazing

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Sweet creatures For all you animal lovers out there, make sure to add the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire to your itinerary whilst visiting Bonaire. With a mission set to help ill, abused and orphaned donkeys, this shelter offers these sweet creatures a safe living environment. Bonaire is known as the donkey island for you were literally able to see a donkey every few 100 meters back in the day. There is even a Donkey beach near the Flamingo Airport! Speaking of which, if you want a real airplane encounter then you should definitely spend the day here; for you will see the planes land over your heads.

Over 400 donkeys Owned by husband and wife Ed Koopman and Marina Melis, the Donkey Sanctuary takes care of over 400 donkeys most of them who have been sick or wounded at one point have now been nursed back to health. Orphaned foals are raised by bottle, while the stallions are castrated to prevent overpopulation in the sanctuary. By offering them a protected life, the shelter has raised awareness about the experiences of these animals among local communities, schools and tourists. Their work is much needed on the island, whenever there is a donkey in distress a team of volunteers, accompanied by a vet, head out in the field to help them out. Visit their website: www.donkeysanctuary.org for more information and make sure to stop by whilst in Bonaire.

Criaturas Cariñosas Si usted es un amante de los animales, el Santuario de burros no puede faltar en su itinerario cuando visite Bonaire. El santuario, cuya misión es auxiliar a los burros enfermos, maltratados o huérfanos, ofrece a estas criaturas un ambiente seguro en donde vivir. Bonaire se conoce como la isla de los burros ya que, sin exagerar, antaño se veían burros a cada 100 metros. A poca distancia del aero-

Bonaire is known as the donkey island for you were literally able to see a donkey every few 100 meters back in the day. puerto se encuentra incluso la Playa de los burros, donde a propósito no debe dejar de pasar el día si desea experimentar lo que se pudiera llamar un verdadero encuentro con aviones, pues ahí podrá verlos aterrizar justo por encima de su cabeza.

Más de 400 asnos El Santuario, propiedad de Ed Koopman y su esposa Marina Melis, cuida de más de 400 asnos, la mayoría de los cuales en un momento estuvieron enfermos o heridos pero que, gracias a los cuidados recibidos, ya se han recuperado. Las crías huérfanas se alimentan con botella, y los machos son castrados para prevenir la sobrepoblación del santuario. Ofreciéndoles una vida protegida a estos animales, el santuario ha ido sensibilizando a la comunidad local, las escuelas y los turistas sobre su situación. La labor que desempeñan en la isla es de gran importancia. Cuando quiera que haya un burro en apuros, sale a su ayuda un equipo de voluntarios, acompañado por un veterinario. Para más información, visite su sitio web: www.donkeysanctuary.org, y cuando esté en Bonaire, no deje de visitarlos. InselAir Reaching Higher

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The Water less Swum

Curaçao’s Best Kept Beach Secrets You know the saying put your dancing shoes on? Well, in this case we ask you to put your swimming shoes on if you want to discover what makes Curaçao one of the most incredible beach experiences in the world.

There are your touristy spots that are heavenly but Curaçao’s raw untouched nature requires some exploring and it will be well worth it. Just one look at the clear blue water at any of the beaches and it will come as no surprise that the island’s drinking water is a product of desalination, which happens to produce some of the cleanest drinking water in the world. If your perfect getaway is a combination of beach, exploring and adventure then you need to hop in a car and drive out to the most western tip of the island. Remember that the fun part about exploring is to make some spontaneous beach stops along the way. Now mind you, Curaçao has over 40 beaches, which is a lot for such a tiny rock in the Caribbean. Therefore, we have selected a few of our own favorites to share with you and thus helping you along your way. InselAir Reaching Higher

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¿Conoce la expresión “ponerse los zapatos de baile”? Bueno, en este caso le pedimos que se ponga las sandalias de playa si quiere descubrir por qué Curaçao ofrece una de las experiencias más increíbles del mundo. Hay atracciones turísticas divinas pero la naturaleza virgen de Curaçao demanda algo de exploración que bien vale la pena. Dadas las cristalinas aguas azules de cualquiera de las playas, no es ninguna sorpresa que el agua potable de la isla, producto de la desalinización, esté entre las más limpias del mundo. Si su escape perfecto es una combinación de playa, exploración y aventura, tiene que subirse a un auto y dirigirse al extremo occidental de la isla. Recuerde que lo divertido de la exploración es parar espontáneamente en el camino. Curaçao tiene más de 40 playas y bahías, un gran número para una roca tan pequeña del Caribe. Por eso, hemos seleccionado algunas de nuestras favoritas para compartir y ayudarle en el camino.


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Playa Lagún Casi escondida por los acantilados calizos que la rodean, esta pequeña playa yace en la costa noroeste de Curaçao. Playa Lagún, poblada por todos los peces imaginables, es un lugar favorito de los pescadores oriundos, además de un refugio para sus barcos y canoas. Si le encantan las anguilas, éste es el lugar perfecto, porque todos los días llega una tanda nueva. Esta playa es ideal para el esnórquel. El arrecife de coral cercano es hogar del pez león, las anguilas y las tortugas de mar, entre muchas otras criaturas marinas. Las tortugas salen a comer casi todos los días después de que los pescadores limpian los pescados y tiran las sobras al mar.

Kids playing in the water at Playa Lagun

Playa Lagun

The waters are relatively shallow and very calm making the conditions excellent for snorkeling with the little ones.

Almost hidden by the surrounding limestone cliffs, this small beach lies along the northwestern coast of Curaçao. With every single fish imaginable, Playa Lagun is a favorite among local fishermen and at the same time a haven for their boats and canoes. If you love eel then this is the place to be for there will be a daily batch coming in. This beach is really all about snorkeling. Aside from the Moray eels, the nearby coral reef is also home to the Lion Fish, and sea turtles among many other sea creatures. The turtles come out to eat almost everyday after the fishermen clean out the fish and throw the scraps into the ocean.

Las aguas son relativamente poco profundas y muy calmas, generando condiciones excelentes para ir de esnórquel con los pequeños. La Playa Lagún es tan divertida para los niños como para los adultos. También es un lugar muy popular para hacer camping y hay alojamiento cercano si desea quedarse en la zona. La Playa Lagún tiene un restaurante que da a la bahía y alquila equipos de esnórquel. Lo mejor es que puede ser el primero en elegir de la captura del día cuando llegan los pescadores. Vea el amanecer más allá de las montañas al este y quédese hasta que el sol se ponga sobre el océano azul al final del día para una experiencia mágica.

The waters are relatively shallow and very calm making the conditions excellent for kids to snorkel. Lagun Beach is as much fun for kids and adults. It is also a very popular place to camp out and there are accommodations nearby if you wish to stay in the area. Playa Lagun has a restaurant overlooking the bay that has rental equipment for snorkeling. The best part is that you get first dibs on any catch of the day upon the fishermen’s return. Watch the sunrise beyond the mountains on the east and linger on until the sunsets over the azure ocean at the end of the day making the experience magical. InselAir Reaching Higher

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The highlight of this adventure is the Blue Room Cave, an absolutely thrilling experience. The Blue Room Cave

Boca Santa Cruz The surrounding mangrove swamp makes this beach a less ideal location for snorkeling. At the same time its presence attracts a lot of birds, making it the go-to spot for an exclusive bird watching experience while taking a dip. The only structures out there are a bar, a restaurant, restrooms and Captain Goodlife’s Beach Hut. These days Santa Cruz has become a hub for an out of this world beach hopping experience. If you are looking for an awesome beach adventure then you have come to the right place. The Captain will take you in his water taxi to the most secluded beaches that are rarely accessible to most. Do not hesitate and experience the romantic Lover’s Beach, which is the perfect getaway for 2. There is Santu Pretu (Black Sand) yes the sand is in effect black and the sheltered Playa Hulu. The few who have had the pleasure of visiting Hulu have sworn that it is the most beautiful place they have ever laid eyes on and it is another unique snorkeling experience. All of these InselAir Reaching Higher

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beaches along this trail are secluded and can only be reached by boat or foot but we do not recommend the latter. The highlight of this adventure is the Blue Room Cave located near the Mushroom Forest, an absolutely thrilling experience. You can access the cave by taking a short underwater swim. The entrance may feel a bit claustrophobic at first but once inside the rock you will find a wonderful dome filled halfway with still, clear blue water. The little sunlight that reflects through gives the cave a turquoise, sometimes aquamarine color.

Boca Santa Cruz El pantano de mangle que lo rodea hace que esta playa no sea la más ideal para el snorkel. Al mismo tiempo, su presencia atrae a muchas aves, convirtiéndola en el lugar indicado para una combinación extraordinaria de observación y natación. Las únicas estructuras son un bar, un restaurante, baños y Captain Goodlife’s Beach Hut. Hoy en día Santa Cruz se ha convertido en el eje de un recorrido de

playas que es cosa de otro mundo. Si está buscando este tipo de aventura, ha descubierto el lugar perfecto. El Capitán lo llevará en su taxi acuático a las playas más recónditas, lejos de las multitudes. No deje de conocer la romántica Playa de los Enamorados, que es el escape perfecto para 2. Están la Santu Pretu (Arena Negra) —sí, la arena es negra— y la efervescente Playa Hulu. Los pocos que han tenido el placer de visitar esta playa juran que es el lugar más hermoso que han visto. Ofrece otra experiencia de esnórquel inolvidable. Todas las playas de este recorrido están apartadas, con acceso solo por barco o a pie, pero no recomendamos lo segundo. El punto cumbre de esta aventura es la Cueva Cuarto Azul, ubicada cerca del Bosque de Hongos al oeste de la isla. Es una experiencia absolutamente emocionante. Se puede llegar a la cueva nadando un corto trecho bajo agua. La entrada tal vez sea un poco claustrofóbica, pero una vez que entre en la roca hallará una maravillosa cúpula llena hasta la mitad de agua azul cristalina y calma. El hilo de luz que penetra viste la cueva de color turquesa.


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Playa ‘Kenepa Grandi’

Playa Forti Also known as West Point Beach, this is an excellent place to relax as it almost never gets overcrowded. A steep ramp with steps takes you down to the water. It is not a sandy beach but the shoreline is filled with tiny pebbles, which are not only easy to walk on but they massage your feet while you are finding your way about. Playa Forti offers another panoramic postcard view of the island’s western tip overlooking the fishing boats and greenery. It also happens to be the spot where daredevils dive of the cliffs. InselAir Reaching Higher

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Playa Forti Conocida también como la Playa Westpunt, es un lugar excelente para relajarse, ya que casi nunca hay demasiada gente. Una rampa escarpada con escalones lleva al agua. No es una playa arenosa, sino que la orilla está llena de minúsculos guijarros. No solo es fácil caminar sobre ellos, sino que masajean los pies al andar. La Playa Forti ofrece otra vista panorámica de película de los barcos pesqueros y la vegetación del extremo occidental de la isla. También es el lugar donde los más temerarios se tiran al mar desde los acantilados.


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The Revival of an old Willemstad

Pietermaai Smal

Curaçao’s New Latin Quarter District Pietermaai Smal, the isthmus connecting Punda to the rest of Curaçao has always been a colorful and vibrant district. Traditionally, this was a favorite amongship owners, merchants, civil servants, free blacks and many other interesting characters back in the 18th and 19th centuries. The area lost its appeal for a while in the late 20th century as degenerates ran most of the decent folks out. Luckily, it made a comeback at the turn of the century and is today a lively area. Swimming and lounging at Saint Tropez Ocean Club

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In the Spotlight En el Punto de Mira The architecture reflects the history that this area sits on and new investments have brought in the arrival of wonderful new eateries and clubs turning Pietermaai Smal into a Latin Quarter. Other interesting businesses such as the wonderful wine trading company Servir Frais and Padrino Couture, a one of a kind fashion boutique, together with the colorful residents have all given life to Pietermaai Smal. Here are five trendy spots that are absolutely not to be missed.

Mundo Bizarro For an unforgettable lunch or dining experience, Mundo Bizarro is the epitome of what a Latin Quarter should be. With a Cuban inspired interior design and international cuisine, this is quite the romantic venue. There is a happy hour everyday and live music a few nights a week. It is an ideal place for lounging as it has some quirky chaise lounges and a cute little patio. Try the roasted lamb rack and homemade ice cream for dinner.

Miles Jazz Café Named after world famous Jazz musician Miles Davis, this Jazz Café is one of the most relaxing spots in Pietermaai Smal. It is great for grabbing a beer with your pals while enjoying Jazz music.

Pietermaai Smal, el ismo que conecta Punda al resto de la isla de Curazao, siempre fue un área vibrante y llena de colorido. Solía ser el sector residencial predilecto de los propietarios de barcos, comerciantes, funcionarios públicos, negros libres y muchos otros personajes interesantes de los siglos XVIII y XIX. El área perdió temporalmente algo de su atractivo de antaño a finales del siglo XX, cuando los malvivientes ahuyentaron a los habitantes decentes. Menos mal que el área experimentó un renacimiento a principios del nuevo siglo, convirtiéndose nuevamente en, como lo es hoy, un barrio lleno de vida. Tiene una arquitectura que refleja la historia en la que se asienta, y gracias a nuevas inversiones han abierto las puertas excelentes estab-

Wine trading company Servir Frais

With an impeccable service and the best Amaretto Sour in Curaçao Saint Tropez is the highlight of the Pietermaai Smal district

lecimientos culinarios y clubes, convirtiendo a Pietermaai Smal en un verdadero Barrio Latino. Otros establecimientos interesantes, tales como la fantástica comercializadora de vinos Servir Frais, y Padrino Couture, una boutique de moda sin igual, además de los pintorescos residentes, han dado vida a Pietermaai Smal. A continuación, cinco sitios de moda que por nada del mundo debe dejar de visitar.

Mundo Bizarro Para un almuerzo o cena inolvidable, Mundo Bizarro epitomiza la esencia de un Barrio Latino. Su diseño de interiores inspirado en temas cubanos y su cocina internacional hacen de este lugar un sitio sumamente romántico. Todos los días hay un happy hour, con música en vivo

varias veces a la semana. Con sus extravagantes tumbonas y su adorable pequeño patio, es un lugar ideal para pasar el tiempo. Para la cena, pruebe las costillas de cordero asado y el helado hecho en casa.

Miles Jazz Café Este jazz café que lleva el nombre del músico de Jazz de fama mundial Miles Davis es uno de los sitios más relajantes de Pietermaai Smal. Es un excelente lugar en donde tomarse una cerveza con los amigos, disfrutando de música Jazz. Hay música en vivo todos los lunes por la noche y regularmente hay presentaciones especiales de artistas internacionales. Hay una excelente selección de juegos de mesa, convirtiéndolo en el sitio perfecto para pasar una velada con los amigos. InselAir Reaching Higher

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In the Spotlight En el Punto de Mira There is live music every Monday night and also special international performances on the regular. They have a great selection of boardgames for grabs so it’s the perfect hang out spot for friends to spend the evening.

Ginger Located between Miles Jazz Café and Mundo Bizarro in the Nieuwe Straat, this Caribbean & Asian fusion restaurant will make your dining experience an unforgettable one. The outdoor space with the light decor, large wooden tables and huge parasols are all very inviting. They are opened daily from 5 to 12 PM and have live performances on the regular. Try their Coca-Cola marinated chicken wings and their noodle and curry varieties.

NAAM The area of Pietermaai Smal stretches for about half a mile with the National Archaeological Anthropological Museum (NAAM) smack in the middle. NAAM is much more than a museum, but a memory management of Curaçao’s cultural heritage. It is your go to location if you are interested in all cultural exhibitions, events and art related activities on the island.

Kome Right across from NAAM you will find Kome, a worldly restaurant where its owner Chef David expresses his artistry in the kitchen and his wife Pastry Chef Susan makes the most mouth-watering desserts on the island. ‘Kome’ means eat in Papiamentu, which is exactly what this eatery is all about.

With a Cuban inspired interior design and international cuisine, Mundo Bizarro is quite the romantic venue.

Saint Tropez Ocean Club Here is a little taste of the French Riviera. This exquisite ocean front restaurant/club is the spot for a jet set experience. Open for lunch and dinner Saint Tropez offers the full package. There is an infinity pool for swimming and lounging whilst watching the sunset with a cocktail in your hand. With an impeccable service and the best Amaretto Sour in Curaçao this club is the highlight of the Pietermaai Smal district. Friday and Saturday nights are not to be missed. InselAir Reaching Higher

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Mundo Bizarro

Ginger Ubicado en Nieuwestraat, entre Miles Jazz Café y Mundo Bizarro, este restaurante de cocina fusión caribeña y asiática le ofrecerá una cena que no podrá olvidar. Este rincón al aire libre con decoración luminosa, amplias mesas de madera y enormes sombrillas, es de lo más acogedor. Abre a

diario de 5 a 12 pm y regularmente hay presentaciones en vivo. Pruebe las alitas de pollo marinadas en Coca-Cola y sus variados platos de pasta y curry.

NAAM El área de Pietermaai Smal cubre algo más de medio kilómetro, y justo en medio


In the Spotlight En el Punto de Mira se encuentra el Museo Nacional Arqueológico y Antropológico (NAAM). El NAAM es mucho más que un museo. También administra la memoria de la herencia cultural curazoleña. Si le interesan todas las exhibiciones y los eventos culturales y artísticos de la isla, ésta es su dirección.

Kome Justo al otro lado de la calle, en frente del edificio del NAAM, se encuentra Kome, un sofisticado restaurante en el que el

propietario, el chef David, da expresión a su arte en la cocina, y su esposa Susan, la chef de pastelería, crea los postres más exquisitos de la isla. ‘Kome’ significa comer en papiamento y, en este establecimiento, de eso se trata precisamente.

Saint Tropez Ocean Club Aquí encontrará una pequeña muestra de la Riviera Francesa. Este exquisito restaurante/club a la orilla del mar es el sitio perfecto para una experiencia jet set.

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Saint Tropez está abierto para almuerzo y cena y le ofrece el paquete completo. Hay una piscina infinita en donde podrá nadar, pasar el tiempo y admirar la puesta del sol con un coctel en la mano. Con su servicio impecable y el mejor Amaretto agrio de Curazao, este club le ofrece lo mejor de Pietermaai Smal. No se pierda el ambiente los viernes y sábados.

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When it comes to hearty meals the Dutch Caribbean is brimming over with pit stops to fuel up before your next big adventure.

Bacon & Rags Recommends: 15 Places to Fuel up in the Dutch Caribbean Aruba

la cubierta y preparense para la sorpresa. Prueba el “pan bati”, una tortilla local. Zeerover, Savaneta 270 | Aruba T: +297 584 2544 02

Flying Fishbone

Best place for a romantic dinner on the beach- wet feet optional. Wear shorts and flip-flops if you want one of the coveted tables in the water. El mejor sitio para una cena romántica en la playa- pies mojados es opcional. Viste pantalones cortos y sandalias si quiere uno de las tan deseadas mesas en el agua. Savaneta 344 | Aruba | T: +297 584 2506 W: www.flyingfishbone.com 03

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Forget haute cuisine and be prepared to get your hands dirty. The “drive thru” set up is convenient: order your fresh seafood and side dishes at the first window, continue to the second window for drinks and have a seat on the deck and prepare to be wowed. Try the “pan bati”, a type of local pancake. Olvídense de la alta cocina y preparense para ensuciarse las manos. Por el “drive true” se ordena en la primera ventana su marisco fresco y su acompañamiento para el plato. Sigue para la segunda ventana donde ordena sus bebidas. Tome asiento en InselAir Reaching Higher

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Drinks served the Dutch way. Las bebidas se sirven al estilo holandés. B v/d VeenZeppenfeldstraat 56 | Aruba T: +297 584 5086 W: www.charliesbararuba.com

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Blossoms

The only place on the island where you can order Chinese, Sushi and Teppanyaki. El único sitio en la isla donde se puede ordenar comida China, Sushi y Teppanyaki. The Westin Resort & Casino J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 77 | Aruba T: +297 586 4466 W: www.westinaruba.com/Blossoms-in-Aruba 04

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El Faro Blanco

Italian cuisine with a view. Make sure you stop to admire the lighthouse first! Cocina Italiana con reseña. Primero asegurense de admirar el faro. California Lighthouse | Aruba T: +297 586 0786 W: www.aruba-latrattoria.com

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Kip-Tukkie

Don’t let looks deceive you. What appears to be a rusting jeep is actually a food truck serving the best smoked chicken on the island. If you don’t mind casual dining food-truckstyle and doing some recon on the truck’s location, you’re in for a treat! No dejes que las apariencias te engañen. Lo que parece ser una camioneta oxidada resulta ser un camión de alimentos que sirve el mejor pollo ahumado en la isla. Si no te importa comer comida casual de estilo de la carretilla y informandote sobre la ubicación de la carretilla, prepárate para disfrutar de lo lindo! Kip-Tukkie, check their Facebook page for


Bacon & Rags

Visit their website www.bacon-and-rags.com for more information, restaurant reviews and fun fashion finds. For news and updates follow them on Twitter @BaconNRags or like their Facebook page www.facebook.com/BaconAndRags. Visite la página web www.bacon-and-rags.com para más información, revisiones de restaurantes, moda y diversión. Para información y actualización sigue nos en Twitter @BaconNRags o like nuestra página en Facebook www.facebook.com/BaconAndRags.

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It Rains Fishes

The place for fresh seafood caught by restaurant fishermen. El lugar para mariscos frescos capturados por los pescadores del restaurante. Kaya J.N.E. Craane | Bonaire T: +599 717 8780 W: www.itrainsfishesbonaire.com 08

Apeldam Grill

Be impressed by 5 types of BBQed meat. Quedará impresionado por una barbacoa con 5 tipos de carne. Kaya Kitara 10 | Bonaire T: +599 786 6171 / 525 8182

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Gio’s Bonaire

Cool off and perk up with the best gelato and brew in town. Enfriarse y animarse con el mejor helado y café de la ciudad. Kaya Grandi 34 | Bonaire | T: +599 717 5700 W: www.gioscaribbean.com

The place for a deliciously filling snack made to order. Try the garlic shrimp arepa. El sitio ideal para deliciosos bocadillos llenado a la orden. Pruebe el arepa de gambas al ajillo. Saliña (across fromSaliña 204) | Curaçao Opening hours: daily 8am-8pm

Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant & Bar

The lamb shank with risotto is a must try. La pierna de cordero con risotto es un deber probarlo. Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 71 | Harbour Village Marina | Bonaire | T: +599 717 7070 FB: www.facebook.com/BistrodeParisBonaire/info

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Curaçao’s signature flavour is equal parts fresh ingredients and soul, found in the dishes from the window at Sabor di Playa in Westpunt. Try the stewed “kolebra” (eel). Open only on Sundays for lunch. El auténtico sabor Curazoleño consiste en partes iguales de ingredientes frescos y el álma, que uno encuentra en los platos en la ventana de Sabor di Playa en Westpunt. Entre otros platos saborea “el guiso de culebra.” Abierto solo los domingos para el almuerzo. Visit www.bacon-and-rags.com for driving directions

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Il Barile da Mario

Be surprised by the culinary creations from the Dutch chef. Ask for a table near the water. Sea sorprendido por las creaciones culinarias del chef Holandés. Pide una mesa cerca del agua. Winterswijkstraat 2 | Curaçao T: +5999 461 1799 W: www.baoase.com 15

Steak & Ribs

Enjoy succulently grilled meat and seafood dishes with a view of the harbour. Try the ribs. Con vistas al puerto disfrute de jugosos carnes a la brasa y platos de marisco. Pruebe las costillas. Riffort Village Otrabanda | Curaçao T: +5999 462 9454

Authentic Italian in Punda. Try the chicken cutlet with pasta. Open for lunch. Auténtico Italiano en Punda. Saborea el filete de pollo con pasta. Abierto para el almuerzo. Hanchi Snoa 12 | Curaçao T: +5999 461 3025 InselAir Reaching Higher

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technical-scientific excellence of hospitals, clinics and dental centers. With the purpose of promoting these qualities and strengths at an international level, the Medical and Dental Services Cluster “Medellín Health City” was created in 2008 with the private sector leadership, the support of the Medellín City Hall and the Medellín Chamber of Commerce. It has as proven tangible results in the attraction of international patient care, with great success and recognition for the quality of clinical services.

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Pre Congress Workshop The Pre Congress Workshop will be held on September 4th under the main topic: “International Patient Services Certification TM for Hospitals and Clinics”, led by the Medical Tourism Association. The workshop is directed to executives and professionals from hospitals, clinics and dental centers interested in developing international patient’s services, and strengthening those who already have


it, but also to learn about the best practices of the industry and acquire skills to lead the evolution of high quality services into memorable experiences for international patients.

Academic program On September 5th and 6th will be held the academic program with an audience of 350 attendances from about 15 countries. They will have the opportunity to attend lectures of experts who will develop the thematic lines such as: Trends of Medical Tourism and health travel, International experience in health and wellness tourism, and the importance of Cluster Initiatives in health care services worldwide. Also, will be included topics related to improving the international patients experience and the qualification of the tradable services health through the incorporation of sophisticated services.

Trade Exhibition While the development of the academic program an important trade exhibition will take place consisting of manufacturing companies, goods and services related to provision of health services and, in general, with activities associated to medical tourism. Besides stands - booth - options, different types of sponsorships packages - gold, silver and bronze-, high visibility and brand exposure. L ibertad

Networking activities The program includes some social activities in which suppliers, exhibitors, speakers, representatives from companies, buyers and other participants will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and establish business relations for the growth and expansion of medical tourism in Latin America and worldwide.

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Una cita para pensar el turismo médico Los días 4, 5 y 6 de septiembre, los más importantes líderes del sector salud, así como del turismo y demás industrias vinculadas al Turismo de Salud, se darán cita en Plaza Mayor Medellín para participar del congreso Medesalud 2013: hechos y realidades del turismo de salud, que promueven el Cluster Servicios de Medicina y Odontología de Medellín, la Alcaldía de Medellín y la Cámara de Comercio de Medellín para Antioquia, con el apoyo de Proexport y un importante grupo de firmas nacionales e internacionales, que ya anunciaron su participación. Para este año, Medesalud tiene programados eventos y espacios de gran interés para los participantes, asistentes, medios de comunicación y patrocinadores.

Taller Precongreso Se realizará el 4 de septiembre y tiene el propósito ofrecer a los participantes el curso taller de Certificación de Servicios de Atención a Pacientes Internacionales -International Patient Services CertificationTM for Hospitals and Clinics-, otorgado por la Asociación Mundial de Turismo Médico -Medical Tourism Association. El taller está dirigido a los directivos y profesionales de los hospitales, clínicas y centros odontológicos interesados en desarrollar servicios de atención de pacientes internacionales, o bien aquellos que ya tienen sus servicios de atención a pacientes internacionales pero que están inInselAir Reaching Higher

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teresados en referenciarse con las mejores prácticas de la industria y adquirir competencias para liderar la transformación de servicios de alta calidad técnica en experiencias memorables para los pacientes de este segmento.

Programa académico Los días 5 y 6 de septiembre se desarrollará un interesante programa en Plaza Mayor Medellín. Allí, un auditorio conformado por cerca de 350 participantes del más alto nivel, procedentes de unos 15 países, tendrá la oportunidad de asistir a las conferencias de expertos que desarrollarán las líneas temáti-


cas del programa diseñado por la Dirección Académica del Congreso. Entre ellas están las tendencias del turismo médico y los viajes de salud, las experiencias internacionales en turismo de bienestar y de salud, y la importancia de las iniciativas cluster de servicios de salud en la atención de pacientes internacionales. Asimismo, la opciones de mejora en la experiencia de los pacientes internacionales y la cualificación de la oferta exportable en salud por medio de la incorporación de servicios sofisticados.

Muestra comercial Al tiempo del desarrollo del programa académico, se tendrá en Medesalud una importante muestra comercial de las empresas de manufacturas, bienes y servicios vinculados con la prestación de servicios de salud y, en general, con las actividades relacionadas con el turismo médico. Están disponibles, además de opciones de stands -Booth- diversos tipos de paquetes de patrocinio -Oro, Plata y Bronce-, de gran visibilidad y exposición de marca.

Actividades de Networking El programa incluye la realización de algunos eventos sociales. En ellos, proveedores, expositores, conferencistas, representantes de la empresas del sector, compradores y otros participantes tendrán la oportunidad de intercambiar experiencias y establecer relaciones de negocios de importancia para el crecimiento y expansión de turismo médico en Latinoamérica y el mundo.

El Congreso Internacional Medesalud 2013 Es el principal evento académico y de relacionamiento comercial que se organiza en América Latina y el Caribe, tanto por la calidad de su oferta académica como por la convocatoria que ha venido logrando de líderes de la industria del turismo de salud y bienestar. El congreso, además, promueve desde sus escenarios altamente especializados a la propia ciudad de Medellín -pero también a Colombia y el continente- como destino de preferencia para los pacientes internacionales.

Sobre el Cluster Servicios de Medicina y Odontología

Es una iniciativa empresarial apoyada por la Alcaldía de Medellín y la Cámara de Comercio de Medellín para Antioquia, conformada para promover a la ciudad de Medellín como destino de salud. Ha demostrado resultados tangibles en la atracción y atención de pacientes internacionales, con gran éxito y reconocimiento por la calidad de los servicios clínicos.

Medellín Es uno de los principales centros clínicos de Latinoamérica. Es una ciudad reconocida nacional e internacionalmente por la trayectoria y excelencia técnico-científica de los hospitales, clínicas y centros odontológicos que integran el Cluster Servicios de Medicina y Odontología.


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bonaire Hamlet Oasis Resort

Hamlet Oasis Resort is one of those hidden gems on Bonaire with twenty detached cottages set in a lush tropical garden - you’ll certainly enjoy your privacy here. Each cottage consists of a studio or a one- or twobedroom apartment, all with a covered terrace/porch. The cottages are fully furnished and equipped for your convenience while on the premises is a wireless Internet access point. The Hamlet Oasis resort has a fresh-water pool surrounded by a deck with comfortable deckchairs, and mature coconut palms make this a perfect place to relax in the shade. This resort also offers great opportunities for divers, as just a few steps away from your cottage is the well known dive site, ‘Cliff’, with its easy shore entrance. To make diving even easier, there is a dive operation onsite. The resort, coupled with Bonaire’s tropical atmosphere and our skilled and friendly staff at the reception, provides all the ingredients for a relaxing and well deserved holiday at an economical price. Welcome to the Hamlet Oasis Resort Bonaire; the ‘no nonsense’ resort. Hamlet Oasis Resort es uno de esos tesoros escondidos de Bonaire. Cuenta con veinte chalets individuales rodeados por un exuberante jardín tropical. Aquí sin duda encontrará privacidad. Hay chalets tipo estudio y de tipo apartamento, de una o dos recámaras, todos con terraza o balcón cubierto. Los chalets están completamente amueblados y equipados para su comodidad. Incluso cuentan un punto de acceso inalámbrico a internet. El Hamlet Oasis Resort tiene una piscina de agua dulce rodeada por una cubierta con cómodas sillas de cubierta y frondosas matas de coco que lo convierten en el lugar perfecto para relajarse a la sombra. El resort también tiene mucho que ofrecer a los practicantes del buceo, ya que a apenas unos cuantos pasos de su chalet se encuentra el bien conocido sitio de buceo “Clif”, con fácil acceso desde tierra. Y para mayor conveniencia, hay una operación de buceo en el sitio. El resort, el ambiente tropical de Bonaire y nuestro bien preparado y amable personal en la recepción son todos los ingredientes necesarios para unas vacaciones relajantes y bien merecidas a un económico precio. Bienvenido al Hamlet Oasis Resort Bonaire; el resort “simple y al grano”. Kaya Gob. N Debrot 123 | Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean Main Office | Phone: (+599) 717 3988 Fax: (+599) 717 3987 Email: info@hamletoasisbonaire.com InselAir Reaching Higher

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THE only ice-cream parlor on Bonaire offering homemade Italian ice-cream, also for diabetics, in Kralendijk’s shopping street. You will also be able to enjoy a delicious coffee with cake, truffles and/ or bonbons. Ice-cream cakes, milkshakes, smoothies and ice coffee are also available. La única heladería en Bonaire que ofrece helados italianos hechos en casa, incluso para diabéticos, en la calle comercial de Kralendijk. También podrá disfrutar de un delicioso café acompañado de un biscocho, trufas y/o bombones. Tortas de helado, malteadas, smoothies y café frio. Kaya Grandi #34, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Seaside apartments

Welcome to Seaside Apartments on Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. This modern luxurious apartment complex is situated at a beautiful location on the boulevard, only a few yards away from the Caribbean Sea. The complex consists of 22 tastefully appointed apartments on three floors and divided in studios, one- and two bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom villas. The complex has a spacious garden and a shared swimming pool. From your porch or patio, you will enjoy a spectacular view over the Caribbean Sea, where every sunset is different. Seaside Apartments is located just north of Kralendijk with her countless number of restaurants and other (night life) entertainment. This is the ideal location for the demanding vacationer who would like to enjoy the charm of Bonaire and the luxury of Seaside Apartments for a reasonable price. Bienvenido a Seaside Apartments en Bonaire, Holanda Caribeña. Este moderno y lujoso complejo de apartamentos está hermosamente ubicado en el boulevard, a apenas unos metros del mar Caribe. El complejo consta de 22 apartamentos amueblados con muy buen gusto en tres diferentes pisos. Hay estudios, apartamentos de una y dos recámaras y villas de tres recámaras. El complejo cuenta con un espacioso patio y una piscina compartida. Desde su balcón o patio usted podrá disfru-

tar de una espectacular vista del mar Caribe, en donde cada puesta del sol es única. Seaside Apartments está ubicado justo al norte de Kralendijk, con sus muchos restaurantes y demás establecimientos (incluso de vida nocturna). Es la ubicación ideal para los vacacionistas exigentes que quieren disfrutar del encanto de Bonaire y el lujo de Seaside Apartments a un precio razonable. For more information please contact: Seaside Apartments | Bul.Gob.N.Debrot 41 Kralendijk Bonaire | Dutch Caribbean Phone: (+599) 717 8500 | Fax: (+599) 717 8537 Email: info@bonaireseaside.com www.bonaireseasideapartments.com

Curaçao Bounty Adventures CuraÇao

Klein Curaçao (Every Day) • Sunset Sail • Luncheon Snorkel Sail. All our trips include our fabulous cuisine and our fully stocked open bar, including alcoholic drinks! Bounty Adventures’ trips are just out of this world! A Klein Curaçao (Todos los días) • Paseos a la puesta del sol • Paseos de esnórquel al mediodía. ¡Todos nuestros paseos incluyen comida de nuestra fabulosa cocina y bebidas de nuestro bien abastecido bar abierto, incluso bebidas alcohólicas! ¡Los paseos con Bounty Adventures son algo verdaderamente de otro mundo! Phone: (+5999) 767 9998 | www.bountyadventures.com or visit our office at Jan Thiel Beach


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St. Maarten En vogue boutique sxm The ultimate fashion destination in SXM, the best European clothing and accessories. La casa de moda por excelencia en SXM, con las mejores prendas y accesorios de Europa. Maho Plaza Shop 8 - St. Martin Phone: (+1721) 545 2015 Email: info@en-vogue.us www.en-vogue.shopping.com FB: Boutique en Vogue SXM

Jamila’s Dry Cleaning en Wasserij Specialists in the treatment of all kinds of textiles. Jamila’s Dry Cleaning has been providing quality laundry and dry cleaning services for over 15 years to hotels, apartment rentals, individual persons and tourists. The service includes: all kind of Clothing • Bed and Bath linen • Duvets • Wedding dresses • Men and Women Suits • delicate fabrics • Curtains-and Stain removal. Same day service, Pick-up and Delivery service available. Special prices per kilogram for regular laundry. Especialistas en el tratamiento profesional de todo tipo de textiles. Jamila’s Dry Cleaning lleva ya más de 15 años brindando sus servicios a hoteles, alquiladores de apartamentos, personas individuales y turistas para todo tipo de ropa y demás textiles. Somos su solución en toda clase de ropa • ropa de cama • edredones • vestidos de novia • disfraces • telas delicadas y remoción de manchas. Servicio de recogida previa cita. Posibilidad de servicio el mismo día. Precios especiales por kilogramo para lavado normal. Mauriciusstraat 17 | Phone: (+597) 421 778/421 767 Kernkampweg 4-6 unit 4 | Phone: (+597) 441 363 Open every day from 8.30-17.00 (sat till 1.00 pm)

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Gravenberchstraat 5 Paramaribo Suriname Tel.: (00 597) 43 42 89 E-mail: guesthouse-amice@sr.net Website: www.guesthouse-amice.sr

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Pro Plus Suites An exclusive hotel with fully furnished bedrooms. Excellent housing for business executives. While enjoying your stay with us, you can also do shopping in our Mall. If you need Comfort… Just Stay With Us! Adress: J.D. Gompertsstraat 115 Maretraite 4, Paramaribo - Suriname Tel: (597)551761 / (597)551762 www.proplussuitesnv.com info@proplussuitesnv.com

Weekly activities: - Karaoke night - Party night - Live Entertainment - Jam session

The Place To Be.. Opening hours: Wednesday > 20:00 p.m. - 02:00 a.m. Friday - Saturday > 20:00 p.m. - 04:00 a.m. Address: Swalmbergstraat # 3 Tel.: 426144 / 08231313 Private bookings possible

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The North Resort offers the best of two worlds, quiet relaxing and lively at the same time. Situated ten minutes from the centre. Be amazed by our richness in culture and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Paramaribo North.

Address: J.D. Gompertstraat 145 - 147 Paramaribo North Suriname, South America Telephone: +597 457591 E-mail: info@northresort.sr www.hotelnorthresort.com

Sazon Caliente

Bistro Don Julio

Sazon Caliente is the first restaurant in Suriname with the real taste of Latin food. Our menu includes dishes from Mexico to Argentina, passing by Peru, Colombia, Cuba and Brazil, all with our personal touch and the best service in town. What about a Brazilian Picanha, a Peruvian Ceviche or a Cuban Ropa Vieja and have it with any of our cocktails like Cuban Mojito or a Brazilian Caipirinha. Visit our FB page and get familiar with our staff, our special theme nights and the delicious food we serve. We’re proud to have THE FIRST LATINAMERICAN RESTAURANT in Suriname. Sazon Caliente es el primer restaurante en Surinam con el verdadero sabor de la comida Latina. Nuestro menú incluye platos desde México hasta Argentina, pasando por Perú, Colombia, Cuba y Brasil. Con nuestro toque personal y el mejor servicio en la ciudad. ¿Qué tal un Picanha Brasileño, un Ceviche Peruano o una Ropa Vieja Cubano y tenerlo con cualquiera de nuestros cócteles, como un Mojito Cubano o una Caipirinha Brasileña. Visite nuestra página de FB y familiarizase con nuestro personal, nuestras noches de tema especial y la deliciosa comida que servimos. Estamos orgullosos de tener el primer restaurante latinoamericana en Surinam. Kleine Dwarsstraat 85 Open: Daily from 12.00 – 24.00h. Phone: +(597)512662 Mobile: +(597) 8612363

Bistro Don Julio is synonymous to: Quality, originality and cosiness with an international appeal. We offer: • In and outdoor dining • Mouthwatering cuisine • Carpaccio Angus Beef filet • Your choise of Tapas or Pastas • Steak “Rossini” with truffle sauce • Game steaks with Foiegras crème sauce • Fish: Catch of the day with Niçoise basil dressing • Vegetarian dishes • Cheese cake and a variety of exotic desserts • Live Entertainment from top Surinamese and international artists • Perfect ambiance for business and pleasure Friday is our Latin night, with music from Cuba, Mexico, Santo Domingo and Panama. We’re jamming on Sunday and visiting musicians can join the fun. Bistro Don Julio es sinónimo a: Calidad, originalidad y comodidad con un atracción internacional. Ofrecemos: • Deliciosa cocina con comedor adentro y al aire libre • Carpaccio de filete de carne de res Angus • Su escojo de Tapas o Pastas • Bistec “Rossini” con salsa de trufa • Filete de juego con salsa cremosa de Foie gras • Pescado: pescado del día con aderezo de albahaca Niçoise • Platos vegetarianos • Pastel de queso y una variedad de postres exóticos • Entretenimiento en vivo de artistas surinameños e internacionales • Ambiente perfecto para negocios y placer El viernes es nuestra noche Latina, con la música de Cuba, México, Santo Domingo y Panamá. Nosotros Tocamos el domingo y músicos de visita pueden unirse a la diversión. Open: Tuesday - Sunday from 18.00 pm. Tokialaan # 6, Paramaribo North E-mail: donjuliosuriname@gmail.com FB: bistro-don-julio

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Destination Fact Files Hoja de Datos Art & Jewels from Colombia The most exclusive Designs of Colombian Jewelry, and brand watches, you will find in one of our trendy jewelry shops. Exclusive Jewels in sterling Silver with Zirconias or other semi‐precious Stones, 18k and 24 k GOLPLATED Jewelry for every occasion at reasonable prices and the best service. THE MARETRAITE MALL “upstairs” , THE HERMITAGE MALL “upstairs” , CHOI COMPLEX at Joh. Los diseños más exclusivos de la joyería colombiana y relojes de marca, usted encontrara en una de nuestras joyerías de alta moda. Joyas exclusivas de plata con Zirconias y otras piedras semi‐preciosas, joyas plateado de oro de 18 y 24 quilate para toda ocasión a precios razonables y con el mejor servicio. EL MARETRAITE MALL “arriba”, la HERMITAGE MALL “arriba”, complejo de CHOI en Joh. Mungrastraat next to Choi’s supermarket and TRANSAMERICA supermarket at Anamoestraat. Our team will advise you what is best for you. Phone: ( +597) 8100044 or 8188801

Exlusieve Sterling Silver and 18k Goldplated Jewelry from Colombia

De KuS, unique in Paramaribo, is a store, a showroom, a gallery, a Studio. It’s all in one! De KuS Living: Our Samba Furniture line is made of water logged tropical hardwood, Liane Cane’s trendy patio lounge chairs, beautiful and extremely durable, made from the vine from the forests of the Guyana’s. And an assortment of traditional wooden Surinamese benches. De KuS Fashion: Eco friendly jewelry by Debby Linga from recycled rubber and the more traditional silver and freshwater pearl jewelry by Warda Marica. We carry a large selection of special leather ‘art‘ bags and slippers. The only place in Suriname you can have your lingerie custom‐made. Make an appointment for an interview or just drop in! Looking for a suitable gift, an ornament, a souvenir, an art postcard or a work of art, De KuS will provide. De KuS, es única en Paramaribo, una tienda, una sala de exposición, una galería, un estudio. Es todo en uno! De KuS Living: Nuestra línea de muebles Samba está hecha de madera tropical de agua conectado, sillas de patio salón moderno de Liane Cane, hermosos y extremadamente durables, hecha de la vid de los bosques de la Guyana. Y una variedad de bancos de madera tradicionales Surinamesas. De KuS Fashion: Joyas ecológicas hechas por Debby Linga de caucho reciclado y más tradicionales joyas por Warda Marica de plata y de perlas de agua dulce. Llevamos una selección grande de bolsos y zapatillas de arte de cuero especial. El único lugar en Surinam donde puede tener su ropa interior hecho a medida. Haga una cita para una entrevista o simplemente pase. Buscando un regalo adecuado, un adorno, un recuerdo, una postal de arte o una obra de arte, De Kus lo proveerá. Fred. Derby Street 44, at the height of the Keizerstraat Paramaribo Centre Phone: +597 470121 or +597 7199461 Email: info@de‐kus.com www.de‐kus.com

Umbrella Building | Groot Davelaar 145-147 Willemstad, Curaçao T +5999 737 8088 | F +5999 737 8089 E info@onemediagroup.com | www.onemediagroup.com

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NYLON PASSPORT COVERS | www.pb-travel.com | $9.99 Your passport to syle in colorful 100% brushed nylon. Fit’s U.S. and most European passports. Estile su pasaporte con un cubierto de nylon colorido 100% cepillado. Encaje el pasaporte Americano y mayoría de pasaportes Europeas.

LUGGAGE TAGS FUNNY OR FLY | www.pb-travel.com | $4.99 Funny tags to identify your luggage. Makes the perfect gift for your friends and family. Choose your favorite saying. Made of abs eco friendly materials. Durable PVC. Etiquetas divertidos para identificar su equipaje. Hace el regalo perfecto para sus amigos y familiares. Escoja su refrán favorito. Hecho de materiales abs eco. PVC durable.

BioLite Camping Stove | www.firebox.com | £149.99 Thanks to its unique design, the BioLite Camping Stove can cook, heat and charge your electronic devices using only renewable biomass such as twigs, pinecones, wood pellets and other easily obtainable flammable materials. For more info on how it work go to www.firebox.com. Gracias a su diseño único, la estufa de Camping BioLite puede cocinar, calentar y cargar sus dispositivos electrónicos usando sólo la biomasa renovable como ramitas, piñas, pellets de madera y otros materiales inflamables fácilmente obtenibles. Para obtener más información acerca de cómo funcionan, vaya a www.firebox.com.

Eon Classic Credit Card Flashlight | www.thinkgeek.com | $17.99 When a flashlight is just too bulky, when your phone is running low on battery, or when you really need extra light to keep bug monsters at bay, the Eon Classic is the utili-tool for you. The high capacity lithium power cell is energy efficient, ultra thin, super light, and has a battery that lasts 5 to 10 years. So when the sinkhole closes in on itself and you’re being forcefully indoctrinated into a 17-year slumber with the cicadas, make sure you have the Eon Classic. Cuando una linterna es demasiado abultada, cuando su teléfono está quedando sin batería, o cuando realmente necesita más luz para mantener a raya a los monstruos de error, el Eon Classic es la utili-herramienta para usted. La célula de energía de litio de alta capacidad es energía eficiente, ultra delgado, súper ligero y tiene una batería que dura de 5 a 10 años. Así que cuando el sumidero se cierra sobre sí mismo y están siendo adoctrinados con fuerza en un sueño de 17 años con las cigarras, asegúrese de que tener el Clásico de Eon.

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Welcome to the island of opportunities, Bonaire

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Credit Card Razor | www.firebox.com | £9.99 Cutting it fine for work? Woken up in a stranger’s house? Just unbelievably hirsute? If only you had a super-slim, portable razor in your wallet for just such an occasion. The Credit Card Razor, features a detachable razor, two spare blades and an inbuilt mirror, meaning you have everything you need on hand to bring those bristles to heel. ¿Corte fino para el trabajo? ¿Despertado en casa de un desconocido? ¿Increíblemente peludo? Si tan sólo tuviera una maquinilla de afeitar extrafino, portátil en su billetera para tal ocasión. El Credit Card Razor (La maquinilla de afeitar de tarjeta de crédito), tiene características de una maquinilla de afeitar desmontable, dos cuchillas de repuesto y un espejo incorporado, lo que significa que tiene todo lo necesario en mano para hacer las cerdas de talón.

Laugh & Learn Baby iPhone Case | www.thinkgeek.com | $8.99 The Fisher Price iPhone case lets you hand off your precious device to your precious little one without fear. Your device locks securely inside, protecting it from dribbles, drips, drools, and teething. There are two ways to dock your device: One way locks away the Home button to prevent baby from calling your boss just at the moment you’re telling your spouse about how much your job sucks. The other way keeps the Home button free if you have a toddler who knows how to switch between their favorite apps. Best of all, Fisher Price offers free learning apps in the App Store. Even if you don’t get this case, you can still download those apps for free. El estuche de iPhone de Fisher Price le permite dar su aparato a su precioso niño sin miedo. El aparato está bien guardado de adentro, protegiéndolo de regates, goteo, baberitos y dentición. Hay dos maneras para acoplar el aparato: cerraduras unidireccional, lejos del botón de inicio para evitar que el bebé llame a su jefe, justo en el momento que estás contando a su cónyuge sobre cuánto detestas a tu trabajo. La otra manera es mantener el botón de inicio libre si tienes un niño que sabe alternar sus aplicaciones favoritas. Lo mejor de todo, Fisher Price ofrece aplicaciones de aprendizaje gratis en la App Store. Incluso si usted no compra este estuche, usted puede todavía descargar las aplicaciones gratis.

Bottle Opener Case for iPhone 5 | www.firebox.com | £14.99 This sleek and stylish case combines two of our favourite things: drinking and protecting our iPhones. With its recessed stainless steel bottle opener and shock-absorbing, reinforced back, you get plenty of leverage without risking your iPhone. Este estuche elegante y con estilo combina dos de nuestras cosas favoritas: beber y proteger nuestros iPhones. Con su abridor empotrado de acero inoxidable y reforzado, amortiguador trasero, tienes un montón de apalancamiento sin arriesgar tu iPhone.

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CURAÇAO Curaçao Salsa Competition August 3 | Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei Curaçao | 8pm - 12am

Endless Summer Sports Festival August 1-3 | St. Joris Bay | Curaçao A new festival full with sports, action, parties and happiness for everybody. Competitors will battle it out on the beautiful waters/landscape during the competition and visitors will be able to watch everything closely. During the event the following sports will be presented: Biking, fishing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. More information: www.endlesssummerfestival.wordpress.com | www.curacao.com

Come and experience a night of shows, spectacular dance performances and see who’s going to win the big prize. Enjoy the after party with the finest Latin DJ’s on the Island. More information: FB: Curaçao Salsa Competition 2013 www.curacao.com

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Israel & New Breed August 25 | Brion Square, Otrobanda | Curaçao Israel and New Breed is the band formed around Israel Houghton, an American Christian singer and worship leader. He is known for his cross-cultural style of Christian music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz and rock. They will perform in a free concert as part of the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. More information: www.curacaonorthseajazz.com | www.curacao.com InselAir Reaching Higher

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August 26 | Brion Square, Otrobanda | Curaçao El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is a Puerto Rican salsa orchestra that celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last year. The ensemble even received the nickname ‘La Universidad de la Salsa’ (The University of Salsa) due to the large number of artists who worked together with the orchestra, often beginning their career that way. They will perform in a free concert as part of the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival.

More information: www.curacaonorthseajazz.com www.curacao.com


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History The Association of Caribbean Association of Social Work Educators (ACSWE) was founded in July 1997 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago at the 3rd Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators. This initiative followed a resolution that was made at the first international conference which was held in Barbados in July 1993.

Continuing Sustainable Social Transformation: Promoting Innovative Social development Praxis in the Caribbean and Latin America. Since 1993 there have been ten (10) biennial conferences which have been held in different Caribbean countries. These conferences organized by ACSWE with support from stakeholders both local and international have been hosted by tertiary level institutions which offer social work programmes. They have been attended by social work educators, researchers, administrators, and practitioners from the Caribbean Community and its Diaspora. Conferences have been held in the countries of Barbados (1993), Guyana (1995), Trinidad and Tobago (1997), Jamaica (1999), Bahamas (2001), Barbados (2003), Jamaica (2005), Trinidad and Tobago (2007), Guyana (2009); and Martinique (2011).

The 11th Biennial conference will be held in July 2013 in the Dutch Caribbean Country of Curaรงao under the theme, Continuing Sustainable Social Transformation: Promoting Innovative Social development Praxis in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Organisation ACSWE seeks to incorporate social workers from the English, French, Dutch and Spanish and Portuguese speaking Caribbean and Latin America, and its Diaspora. It recognizes the common historical as well as the current experiences of the region in shaping solutions and resolutions to regional problems while producing innovative social development praxis that contributes to sustainable regional integration and nation building. The Association was developed to seek ways to improve standards of social work education in the Caribbean; address issues of relevance to Caribbean social work educators, practitioners and policy makers; provide a forum in which issues related to Social Work Education in the region can be discussed; a forum where social work colleagues can share their research and best practices; and a forum where proposals for policy can be developed and where moral and practical support can be given to colleagues. ACSWE facilitates exchange of information on social work education within the Caribbean region, supports the convening of the Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, develops strategies which seek to increase recognition of social work as a profession, promotes and supports research on social work issues, contributes to the development and implementation of social policies in the region; and establishes affiliation with other bodies, both regional and international, whose objectives may be to benefit members. ACSWE is a partner of the North American and Caribbean Association of Schools of Social Work (NACASSW) and holds membership in the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). ACSWE has a board of executives with Dr. Letnie Rock (Barbados) as President and Dr. Keith Carlo (Curaรงao) as Vice President. Other positions of the Association include secretary, treasurer, and members at-large. ACSWE holds a general meeting every two years and it publishes the Caribbean Journal of Social Work which is peer-reviewed. For more information please visit www.acswecuracao.com InselAir Reaching Higher

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Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival 2013 A music lover’s dream come true On August 30th and 31st of 2013, the Curaçao World Trade Center will be the main stage for the 4th annual Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. This edition will not do under for the prior 3 editions, even though they were fully packed with great artists. Who could forget the latin vibes of Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony and the Salsa Giants, the revolutionary sounds of Simply Red, Santana and Sting, smooth RnB from Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. Dubbed as one of the best music festivals in the Caribbean, with A-list music artists, it’s no wonder why people from all corners of the world are flying in to see this spectacle. Demand The thousands of tickets available will be going fast seeing the high demands of locals and tourists alike. Having been spoiled for 3 years in a row, it’s no wonder everybody wants to be there to witness the spectacle. It is no secret that the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is a boost for the Curaçao economy and tourist sector, especially the hotels and restaurants. Countries like Venezuela, the USA , the Netherlands, Surinam, Saint Martin and even Italy have fans coming down to see this massive event. A worldwide media coverage is also taking place. Ticket sales soar every year, meaning that not only tourists but also locals have embraced the festival.

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gest stars in music history. Pre festival concerts will be held in different places all over Curaçao. This year’s pre festival artists will include El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Israel and the New Breed, Al Di Meola and Jose James. On both concert dates all four stages (Sam Cooke, Sir Duke, Elia and Etta James) will be graced by top artists such as The Roots, Erykah Badu, Marc Anthony, New Cool Collective, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Luis Miguel and last but not least Usher.

Additional information Not only will there be great music, but there will be great food and drinks too. As visitors were accustomed of previous years, different food stands will be available, each with its own theme. No craving will be left unsatisfied. A new addition to the festival venue is the Etta James stage. Named after the RnB legend who was an inspiration to many of today’s artists. To check out the Curaçao

North Sea Jazz lineup and program, please visit the website www.curacaonorthseajazz.com or visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/curacaonorthseajazz. Tickets sales have started on April 8th and are available at known local retailers, via www.ticketmasters.com and 522-JAZZ. Tickets are $ 195 per day, including tax. There is nothing left to do but to buy your ticket and be present on August 30 and 31 2013 to enjoy the biggest and greatest festival in the Caribbean, the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival.


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