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Un acto cu a perhudica nos turismo?

Pueblo di Aruba, mi a tende Minister Oduber condena e echo di sr. Kelly, cu segun e minister, a perhudica nos turismo grandemente, esta di cende barinan na candela riba un caretera publico y net dilanti di Parlamento. Berdat esaki ta un acto di disturbio publico y tin su consecuencianan penal mara na dje. Enfin, tur hende sa kende ta e autor tras di dicho echo. Pregunta: den pasado, tabata tin actonan similar hasi of planea cu por tabata tin consecuencia desastroso pa nos turismo y eventualmente devastador pa full e isla di Aruba? Pa haya sa kico por a yega di pasa, mi mester a hasi un investigacion. Durante e investigacion, m’a wordo acerca pa sr. Juan Carrasquero, kende a suministra mi persona cu informacion, di cu den pasado, pa ser exacto na maart 2008, actonan mucho mas espantoso a wordo planea durante e welga cu tabata tin na Aruba. Tambe e welgistanan a kima un tire dilanti porta di parlamento, no riba caminda! Sr. Carrasquero a compila un raport relaciona cu esaki cual raport a wordo manda Hulanda pa prome minister Rutte, Merca pa State Department y hopi otro instancia. E ministerio di Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties, representante di Hulanda na Aruba, a stempel e documento cu nan a risibi’e dia 27 april 2011. Den dicho raport bo por lesa cu sr. Duineveld, den un reunion den e oficina di SEPPA, ta puntra sra. Magaly Brito, kende tabata presidente di SEPPA, cu si tur hende den e reunion ey ta confiabel? Sr. Duineveld a bin cu un plan padilanti pa laga corta e wayanan na aeropuerto y laga entre 20 pa 30 hende bai riba e pista di aeropuerto.

Despues, sra. Magaly Brito ta yama sr. Carrasquero na su oficina y bise pa busca 20 hende y 10 tire. Sra Magaly lo zorg pa bin cu explosivo. Sra Magaly a bisa sr. Carrasquero pa laga pone e explosivonan den e tirenan y pone nan riba e pista di aterisahe, ora cu tin cualkier avion Mericano ta bahando, muy en particular un avion di American Airlines. Haciendo esaki, e avion lo no tin otro opcion di baha un otro caminda. Segun nan, unabes cu gobierno Mericano haya sa di e atendado aki, nan lo pidi e gobierno Hulandes pa bisa sr. Nelson Oduber pa entrega su retiro y asina benta e gobierno di e tempo ey abao! (algo manera un golpe di estado). Segun e declaracion di Sr. Carrasquero, mas despues diripiente sr. Lisandro Tromp di Aviacion Civil a bisa pa corta e waya na airport. Sr. Carrasquero a nenga rotundamente di participa na esaki pasobra el a categorisa esaki como un acto di terrorismo. Door di conclui asina, su persona a denuncia esaki publicamente tambe. Pueblo di Aruba, e welga aki a wordo encabesa pa sra. Magaly Brito, apoya completamente pa partido AVP, lidera pa sr. Mike Eman. Boso ta corda con

sr. Eman a bula baricada, NO respetando e agente policialnan? Sra. Desiree de Sousa tabata cana cu un popchie riba su lomba cu un borchie cu e nomber Mervin riba dje. Mi a keda babuca dicon Merca ainda no a manda pidi extradicion di sra. Magaly Brito pa a plot algo di e magnitud aki contra comunidad Mericano? Por ta pasobra e documento mester a bai direct pa Home Land Security? Gobierno Hulandes e tempo ey tambe a hunga avestruz, cabes den tera y atras na laira? Awor sr. minister Oduber ta bin bisa cu turismo ta na peliger?? El a hera bira minister di ex pilar di economia, defunto turismo, mata door di dirigente di Seppa y apoya pa sr. Mike Eman y AVP. Den e raport sr. Carrasquero ta menciona cu e ta pone su mes completamente disponibel pa cualkier investigacion hudicial cu mester tuma lugar, na cual e lo duna TUR e evidencianan relaciona cu e plan di e atentado aki. Durante e hoorzitting entre sr. Carrasquero y Seppa, representa pa sr. Wolff, sr. Wolff a bisa sr. Carrasquero cu tur loke Carrasquero a bisa, sr. Wolff no sa di nada y su persona no tabata tey (na e reunion), Wolff no por bisa nada. Asina ta cu sra. Magaly ta keda su so para den e caso di planifica un atentado na aeropuerto na maart 2008. E caso aki ta hopi serio y lamentabel pa Aruba. Danki DIOS cu esaki no a haya full apoyo pa asina el a concretisa pasobra manera mi a bisa anteriormente, esaki lo tabata desastroso pa nos Aruba. Sr. Minister Oduber awor mester compronde kico realmente lo a perhudica nos turismo y henter pais Aruba di berdad.

DIALUNA 26 MEI 2014


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DIARIO

DIALUNA 26 MEI 2014

Director General di MFA, Anky Vrolijk:

Publico ta positivo riba desaroyo di MFA

ORANJESTAD (AAN): Diaranson anochi habitantenan di e districto di Paradera y bisindario a acudi na e Anochi di Informacion ofreci dor di gobierno y e team tras di e proyecto di Facilidadnan Multi-Funcional (MFA). E encuentro cu a tuma luga na Club Caiquetio tabata pa brinda tur informacion y detaye na ciudadanonan, pero particularmente esnan di Paradera y bisindario. Construccion di e Facilidad Multi-Funcional di Paradera ta cuminsa e aña aki ainda. Director General di MFA, Sra. Anky Vrolijk tabata entre esnan cu a duna un presentacion y a keda masha complaci pa e asistencia y reaccionnan cu nan a ricibi di e publico. “Loke nos a sinti di e publico awe ta hopi positivo. Nos a haya hopi elogio pa e manera con nos ta traha cu e bario,” e funcionario publico a bisa. Na final di e anochi y despues cu tabatin un interaccion den forma di pregunta, splicacion y sugerencianan, e Director General a duna di conoce cu e sesion informativo a bay hopi bon. Su oficina a extende un invitacion publico y e sala

tabata yen. Tambe tabata bon pa mira con ciudadanonan tabata bin dilanti cu preguntanan ‘al caso’ y tambe cu consehonan balioso cu nan, como habitantenan so por duna na e ekipo di MFA Paradera en particular. E edificio di MFA Paradera ta bay ta ubica net na otro banda di e caminda na unda e Hulpbestuurskantoor actual ta situa. Arkitecto di e facilidad na Paradera, ir. Jouel Croes ta den proceso di reunion cu e compania cu a gana e destaho publico. Meta di e reunionnan ta pa repasa henter e proyecto, prome cu cuminsa cu construccion. Por spera cu construcion di e MFA di Paradera ta inicia den e proximo trimester di aña. Sra. Vrolijk a expresa cu ta genera hopi smaak di mira con e habitantenan ta entusiasma y ta participa activamente den e desaroyo di e proyecto. E inkietudnan tabata cosnan cu por parce chikito pero ta importante pa e habitantenan di Paradera y besindario. A combersa hopi tambe riba boluntarionan pa asisti e ekipo di MFA Paradera. “Tabata un bon feedback y e habitantenan por a haya hopi informacion tambe.” E Facilidadnan Multifuncional ta un iniciativa di Prome Minister Mike Eman pa brinda cada districto di nos isla un facilidad caminda pueblo por ricibi un servicio di calidad for di companianan publico, pero tambe un punto di encuentro social. Cada MFA ta conta cu espacionan pa reunion, estudio pero tambe pa presentacion y actividadnan cultural. Ta un elemento mas den e vision di Gobierno di Aruba pa desaroya un comunidad mas uni y prospero.

ARUBAVILLE IS THE NEXT BEST THING. It turned out gorgeous, and you are invited to eat, drink, and chill at Arubaville, on Bucutiweg 50, behind the airport. The former Marandi Restaurant reinvented itself courtesy of genius owners Marvin van Paridon and Addie Meijer. Jeanine, Addie’s wife was in charge of color coordination and Marvin’s sister Maike, helped pull all strings as Marvin recuperated from a touch of pneumonia. But they did it, in just one month. A complete transformation, under a new logo of a dead goat’s skull by Johan Stopples. One has to appreciate the guts and the vision it took to flawlessly execute this ambitious repositioning. As you know, the partners had a successful restaurant. They didn’t like the concept anymore, they change it. Wow, they make it sound easy. They moved with their cheese and now they are content again! Sunset Happy Hour is especially gorgeous from the double deck, overlooking the lovely Spanish lagoon, where you are welcome to hang out any time with a Chill bucket of 6 beers for only $15. The food looks very photogenic, pretty and colorful, featuring all day contemporary dining! OCCIDENTAL ARUBA ATTRACTS ATTENTION. In February I read that Occidental Hotels & Resorts, owned by billionaire Amancio Ortega, of Zara clothing store fame, and his partners at a Spanish bank, have attracted interest from US-based hotel and leisure operators, among several other bidders, living to pay as much as $700 million for the chain’s 6,700 rooms in 19 hotels across 8 countries! This week we heard that the Marriott International is interested in the all-inclusive wanting to get into that lucrative segment of the market. What’s good for Hyatt International - Hyatt already operates two all-inclusives in Mexico, must also be good for Marriott International. So who knows, the Occidental Grand in Aruba might become a Marriott brand one day. Sounds good to me! WELCOME EL NINO. Are you surprised that the Easter Holiday is long gone yet we still have these winds rustling in the palms, and the dry heat toasting the grass?! It’s El Niño developing in the eastern Pacific Ocean, which promises to suppress the number of storms during the upcoming Hurricane season. This is how it works: We get more winds locally because the water in the eastern Pacific Ocean is warmer this spring. This warmer water promotes atmospheric stability in the Atlantic. So while we currently see a change in the wind’s direction and speed, it will probably prevent tropical storms from forming and/or ease their severity. The El Niño phenomenon happens every two to seven years! FAREWLL TO VIRTUOSO ANGELA. She played at weddings, at last year’s Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, on board John Walker Voyager, and this week she played for the last time with the Cuban combo at Cuba’s Cookin’. Classically trained, sexiest violin player ever, Angela Flores is leaving Aruba for a while to study in Houston Texas. We hope she comes back soon, for a concert appearance in a Landa Henriquez production, without trading her cute Venezuelan English accent in favor of a real southern drawl. Angela, an engineer by profession decided she liked her violin best, and abandoned Engineering for music, post graduation. Friends sipped delicious Mojitos and munches on plantain chips as Angela dazzled them with her musical artistry, with Douglass Marcus on the tambourine. Douglass invited his good friends to mix, mingle, meet and dance. He put out the wine and snacks, and we delivered friendship and the camaraderie.   CULTURAL & MUSICAL HERITAGE PRESERVED. Cas di Cultura ‎was packed, with Minister Otmar Oduber, and Minister Juan David Yrausquin on hand when Michael Lampe revealed the source of his inspiration, at an amazing Datapanik concert. The event started with a lobby happy hour, followed by the screening of a new documentary containing great footage on Aruba’s culture and the music, showcasing the history and tradition of tambu and caha di orgel. Michael charmingly interviewed two elderly authentic Aruban musicians, and was rewarded with a loud round of applause. The production, graphics complemented by the equally talented Ken Wolf, son of Michael’s sister Trudy Lampe, was filled with psychedelic laser and smoke effects, and featured tracks from the new album Fuente, played against a palm fringed stage, with a giant screen, showing Aruba’s landscape and landmarks, simply gorgeous! A highenergy Michael was accompanied by Vicky Arends Croes and superb Rachel Lampe, vocals, Jonathan Veira on piano, fireworks by Sergio Jansen on guitar, Angelo Koolman, Mariachi and the legendary Tambu player from the documentary, who received a standing ovation, as the highlight of the night. I am sure that he is still pinching himself wondering if he made this up. We’re proud of Datapanik, and Michael is a true cultural icon! NOT GOING ANYWHERE. Chef Thomas Mitter called me to tell me that I heard wrong, Amadeus Aruba Bar and Restaurant is not relocating, it is staying in the same exact location and continues to serve great food in a 17th century ambience! And that I can continue to drive to Tanki Leendert every time I have a craving for Schnitzel and spatzle! If you have been wondering why the food on De Palm Island is so good, it’s no secret that chef Mitter is also involved with the operation, in charge of culinary excellence on the island. AT TIERRA DEL SOL. If you wondered just like I did, what the former Asst MD at Caribbean Mercantile Bank N.V. is doing these days, I will tell you. Cisco Quant is at Tierra de Sol, as financial controller. Which is a great place to work, if you absolutely love golf. Which he does. So that’s a perfect match. We both met on the showroom floor of Garage Central looking at new cars. Apparently, his high-achieving daughter will be getting a co-financed car from her father, so she can drive herself to school. Lucky girl. CARTAGENA, SECONMD SEGMENT. On our last day in Cartagena we spent considerable time at the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, in the elegant spa, then lunched poolside, on ceviche and Chardonnay. If you go to Cartagena and you happen to have a romantic soul and deep pockets, stay at the Sofitel. They have a giant Botero nude sculpture in the courtyard, and works by textile artists Olga de Amaral in the lobby. It’s all gorgeous beyond words. In the afternoon we caught an Art Tour covering art galleries and street-art graffiti with Rainbow Blue, yes, that is his name, a freelance journalist and writer who moved to Cartagena in 2002 and loves it. At the end of the tour we deserved a Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic with thinly sliced cucumber at Demente, a very cool bar at Plaza de la Trinidad, where I started a love affair with the owner’s dog, a friendly English bulldog by the name of Socio. Cartagena would have continued to fall into ruins if García Márquez, author of Love in the Time of Cholera and Colombia’s only Nobel laureate, had ignored it. Apparently, he did not, because he decided build a home in Cartagena, a rather modern structure, overlooking the water. He never lived there, he didn’t like the house apparently, but the mere fact that he built it, gave people the same idea, that they should build and rebuild and cherish their heritage. The rest is history, Cartagena is worth visiting. RC@visitaruba.com


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Dialuna 26 Mei 2014

SOLO Deporte...... Nan a keda sumamente impresiona

Miembronan di Prensa Mericano a disfruta di e hospitalidad di Radisson Diezun top periodista for di Merca a bendiciona e isla cu nan presencia recientemente. Nan a inclui escritornan for di revistanan manera Maxim, Private Air Luxury Homes, O - Oprah’s Magazine, Canadian Family, Women’s Adventure, Men’s Journal y Lee Abbamonte, kende ta e Mericano mas hoben pa bishita tur pais na mundo.

E grupo a disfruta di actividadnan unico manera haci ehercicio riba e playa hunto cu Gerente General Mark Frances riba diasabra mainta, sigui pa un sesion di stand-up paddleboard y un corido riba bicicleta pa Arashi Beach. E mesun dia aki, e resort tambe a ofrece un fiesta di lunch na Sunset Grille Restaurant y un fiesta di despedida cu tema Carnavalesco riba

e playa, riba diadomingo, cu un brass band y bailarinanan di Carnaval, culminando cu un show di candela. E miembronan di prensa tabata di acuerdo cu nan parti preferi di nan viahe pa Aruba tabata nan bishita pa Larimar spa, unda nan a aprecia un liña nobo di producto prestigioso, y tratamento,

di e marca mundialmente renombra di ESPA, traha cu ingredientenan completamente natural. Mayoria di nan tambe a bishita The Casino na Radisson, of a relaha banda di e piscina y riba e playa dilanti e hotel, entre nan tournan di e isla y bishitanan pa Parke Nacional Arikok, e Fabrica di Aruba Aloe, y De Palm Island, entre tur e luganan

interesante. Pa por produci e fin di siman largo y dibertido na Aruba, e resort a traha hunto cu e Aruba Tourism Authority y e Aruba Convention Bureau, exitosamente exponiendo e isla na e escritornan, kendenan lo promove e noticia di con special nan experiencia tabata.


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