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Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 08:53 AM
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About Time Share & Delicious Food!

Aruba’s Time Share Industry represents 20% of our GDP A recent forum at the Universidad di Aruba celebrated 40 years of timeshare in Aruba, but Raymond Maduro believed it’s 43 years, because the seed...
Forum: Bati Bleki Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, 07:51 AM
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This badass mother****ery’s got to stop!

The story about 60 foreign, so called undocumented workers picked up by the Immigration Police at CITGO man camp boiled my blood for various reasons. Work – If there is work to be done it must be...
Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, 08:25 AM
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MOBIS true to its mission of Mobility, Welfare and Sustainability

I bet you never even heard about MOBIS, but it is worthy of your attention. It is a nonprofit dedicated to community projects such as cooking, arts and crafts and activities in general, in the...
Forum: Bati Bleki Monday, February 26th, 2018, 09:03 AM
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An Update On the Beach Policy

I recently got a wake-up email from a friend, which propelled me to ask for a repeat interview with Gino Winklaar, the Noord district Chief of Police. But first the email: Rona, it would be good to...
Forum: Bati Bleki Sunday, February 25th, 2018, 09:05 AM
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Bati Bleki Buzz Weekly Recap, Feb 25th, 2018

Salesmanship as it relates to Customer Satisfaction I bought some new lamps recently at a mega store awarding fun miles for purchases. Then I called the electrician and made an appointment, mind you,...
Forum: Bati Bleki Saturday, February 24th, 2018, 07:44 AM
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Watty Vos Boulevard, WVB, Is Coming to Eagle beach

I attended the gathering at the MFA in Noord where the department of Public Work presented its upcoming portion of the road building project from the area of Ling & Sons Supermarket to the Riu...
Forum: Bati Bleki Friday, February 23rd, 2018, 08:19 AM
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if you are not moving forward you are in fact going backwards

Thank you, Aruba Bank, for the initiative, hosting the Second Academic Economic Forum at the University of Aruba. The topic was super interesting, Demographic Transition & Economic Growth: What does...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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MinEdu on a mission to ‘privatize’ Aruba’s public schools

Out of nowhere the MinEdu aired his plan to clump all Public Schools here under a foundation’s umbrella, an arrangement similar to that of the Catholic Schools and the Protestant Schools, who are...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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CITGO declared a slowdown

RDA finally confirmed what we’ve been seeing, that it is at a standstill. Slow down they call it but you should read clinical death. The media here reported it like it was another accident in Ponton....
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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UTILITIES: Look no further, pick ECOTECH

I received an e-mail yesterday informing me that Utilities is looking for international solutions for our dump challenges so that it may transition from its current unacceptable handling of solid...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Salesmanship as it relates to Customer Satisfaction

I bought some new lamps recently at a mega store awarding fun miles for purchases. Then I called the electrician and made an appointment, mind you, I would have done it myself if I knew more about...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Bati Bleki Buzz Weekly Recap, Feb 18th, 2018

Carnival 64th – It doesn’t get any better than this Carnival 64 was spectacular and while some stayed away, saving their pennies for Carnival 65, the 2018 events followed each other in rapid...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Write this down: Vital Choices International

I first heard about Vital Choices from a friend I met food shopping. She raved about their healthy vegetarian cooking. It took me a while, but I got there, to Paradera 138, right on the highway. It’s...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Clarita Britten, a folk hero and Plastic Beach Party

She was a victim of a holdup, and instead of becoming a marginal news item, she became a national celebrity, with two animated shorts to her name, radio commercials, tee shirts, a music remix of her...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Views: 364
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A press release I received, worthy of attention

THE TIME FOR ACTION HAS COME Fundacion Conserva Area Cristal has as a goal the protection of nature and green areas around Sero Cristal that are still aggressively threatened by the devastating...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Dutch Government Takeover in Statia

It’s been about one hundred days since our September 16th elections, and nothing much is happening, because the hands of our new government are tied. The dire financial situation they inherited makes...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Moonlighting

Carnival is over, we’d better get back to life. Last week the MinFEC – Finance, Economy, Culture – took on the subject of Moonlighting reiterating the obvious, which is not so obvious in Aruba, that...
Forum: Bati Bleki Monday, January 29th, 2018, 09:02 AM
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Equal in the eyes of the law?!

The parents of a victim of a tragic road accident welcomed some justice last week, when a verdict finally announced that the Policewoman responsible for the death of their twelve-year-old girl, in...
Forum: Bati Bleki Sunday, January 28th, 2018, 12:50 PM
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Bati Bleki Buzz, Weekly Recap, Jan 28th, 2018

Who needs so many cruise ships? The other day I walked through a branded Palm Beach resort and was stopped by the General Manager. You’re all wrong, he said, the reason why the beach situation is...
Forum: Bati Bleki Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 09:04 AM
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What time is it? It’s Wine Time!

On the eve of the Dia di Betico holiday we hopped on the Kukoo Kunuku’s red, windowless bus, to experience the new wine tour visiting four of Aruba’s top chef-owned restaurants, with a friendly...
Forum: Bati Bleki Friday, January 26th, 2018, 08:48 AM
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Dia di Betico at Rancho

I joined the walking tour in Rancho, don’t get intimidated, around 3,000 steps in the vicinity of Flor da Oriente, in Oranjestad. Stichting Rancho, dedicated to the historical and cultural heritage...
Forum: Bati Bleki Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, 08:43 AM
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Aruba Bankers Association (ABA) Checks Out Aruba

Do you still write checks? If you do, you’d better get rid of the habit because last November the Aruba Banker Association announced it will be discontinuing the use of checks which are inefficient...
Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 08:35 AM
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Divino NV, an exciting new company

Michael v/d Berg is building a new warehouse across Caribbean Overseas, in Eagle, it is more than double the size of his old digs at Pepia Est. The way he sees it, the company couldn’t expand in its...
Forum: Bati Bleki Monday, January 22nd, 2018, 09:19 AM
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Views: 249
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Who needs so many cruise ships?

The other day I walked through a branded Palm Beach resort and was stopped by the General Manager. You’re all wrong, he said, the reason why the beach situation is unbearable, is the number of Cruise...
Forum: Bati Bleki Sunday, January 21st, 2018, 07:19 AM
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Bati Bleki Buzz Weekly Recap, January 21st, 2018

More healthy food options, befitting our new year’s resolution to stay fit and trim ALFRESCO Alejandra Maya is the queen of the kitchen at Al Fresco. She is a personal trainer by profession and was...
Forum: Bati Bleki Saturday, January 20th, 2018, 08:02 AM
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Artist, musician, chef Frenk Graat has passed

In 1997 talented chef Frenk Graat and business-savvy restaurateur Daniel Kameier partnered to open the Flying Fishbone restaurant, seaside in Savaneta, and together they created an iconic eatery,...
Forum: Bati Bleki Friday, January 19th, 2018, 08:40 AM
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Be Kind to animals

A few dozen dedicated volunteers gathered in the back of the Wayaca veterinary clinic, just in front of the notorious kill cage, on Tuesday, to protest the inhumane protocol used when culling...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, January 18th, 2018, 08:21 AM
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Views: 225
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Dear Benny

I know exactly what happened here, you were in a position of power so long, you developed a sense of entitlement, like you earned all this flattery and groveling, pleading and begging, of people...
Forum: Bati Bleki Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, 09:20 AM
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Views: 252
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Passionate Special People Create Extraordinary Products, in Aruba

Over the holiday I received an elaborate gift from Ha’Bon at Paseo Herencia, incredibly packaged Yerb’i Lamunchi, lemon grass soap bar, a body cream customized to match my personality traits, with...
Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, 09:04 AM
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It?s the Umbrella?s Fault

We were treated yesterday to an explicit video, of the gospel according to Rodney Ramazan, a well-known beach bully, who makes his living in a variety of ways, I will let your imagination fill in the...
Forum: Bati Bleki Monday, January 15th, 2018, 09:21 AM
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More healthy food options, befitting our new year’s resolution to stay fit and trim

ALFRESCO Alejandra Maya is the queen of the kitchen at Al Fresco. She is a personal trainer by profession and was looking for a sensible breakfast and lunch place, then she decided to open her own....
Forum: Bati Bleki Sunday, January 14th, 2018, 09:20 AM
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Bati Bleki Buzz Weekly Recap January 18, 2018

To dredge or not to dredge, that is the question Over the last three to four decades with the increased use of the waters off Palm Beach the bottom of our ocean grew muckier and muckier, especially...
Forum: Bati Bleki Saturday, January 13th, 2018, 08:02 AM
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Views: 274
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Louisa Sugar & Spice

In 1993 I visited a lady by the name of Sofia Leonardo, in downtown Oranjestad. She was a traditional artisanal baker and anyone getting married in the 90s, simply had to have some of her black cake,...
Forum: Bati Bleki Friday, January 12th, 2018, 07:50 AM
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The Copper Saga Continues

A video circulating this week stated that Aruba is the Caribbean’s largest exporter of copper without having copper mines. Then I asked around and found out it is about one container per week that’s...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, January 11th, 2018, 08:25 PM
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Views: 300
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Delicious new lunch menu introduced at Gilligan?s Seafood Shack, Hilton Aruba Caribbe

Executive Chef Matt Boland, is now offering a new lunch menu at Gilligan’s Seafood Shack seaside at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. True to the restaurant’s name, the menu highlights a...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, January 11th, 2018, 08:21 AM
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The Governor’s NEW YEAR’s reception, set the tone for a sober and serious leadership

Last week, the Governor’s traditional cocktail reception in honor of the new year was modest in size and in culinary offerings. Unfolding at the Hyatt Regency ballroom, the elegant room was nicely...
Forum: Bati Bleki Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, 09:16 AM
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A politician who acts on his principles

The MinEd executed a classic maneuver this week. He gave an interview to a newspaper in Curacao, in which he shared some interesting personal details, that might have caused a hoopla here, but since...
Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 03:11 PM
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ECO DMS celebrates 30 years with a glittering gala

Wichita Villacres, President and CEO of ECO DMS, and her dynamic team at ECO DMS just wrapped up an intense year of activities. In addition to the company’s steady workload, the 30th anniversary...
Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 07:47 AM
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Views: 245
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Venezuela – self destruction continues

The crazy head of state, across the bay, decided last weekend to close the frontiers between Venezuela and the ABC islands for 72 hours. Why, is the question. I personally think Maduro just realized...
Forum: Bati Bleki Monday, January 8th, 2018, 08:39 AM
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To dredge or not to dredge, that is the question

Over the last three to four decades with the increased use of the waters off Palm Beach the bottom of our ocean grew muckier and muckier, especially in the area between the Holiday Inn and the...
Forum: Bati Bleki Sunday, January 7th, 2018, 08:50 AM
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Views: 229
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Bati Bleki Buzz Weekly Recap, Jan 7th, 20018

Optimistic I woke up full of hope for the New Year and my enthusiasm lessened a bit, by the amount of trash found seaside on my Malmok walk this morning. Revelers had a great time welcoming the New...
Forum: Bati Bleki Saturday, January 6th, 2018, 09:13 AM
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My New Year?s diet only lasted one day

Boxing Day, as soon the fireworks subside, I usually embark on an ambitious diet plan. For the record, in early January 2018, my good intentions only lasted one day because Executive Chef Matt...
Forum: Bati Bleki Friday, January 5th, 2018, 09:02 AM
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Some old news, some good news

There was a lot in the media this week about the excessive number of coordinators who worked for the former MinPres in the previous government who were officially let go. Remember, they stopped...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, January 4th, 2018, 06:03 PM
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My Computer is back in business

I just read that Dr. Roberto Bryson passed away. My deepest condolences are hereby extended to family members and friends. Dr. Bryson’s passing is a great loss for our community. I first met the good...
Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018, 09:46 AM
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Optimistic

I woke up full of hope for the New Year and my enthusiasm lessened a bit, by the amount of trash found seaside on my Malmok walk this morning. Revelers had a great time welcoming the New Year in our...
Forum: Bati Bleki Monday, January 1st, 2018, 09:08 AM
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Views: 555
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Bati Bleki Buzz, Weekly Recap Jan 1, 2018

Blessed This is my last column for the year 2017. The months, weeks and days flew by, but if you look at 2017 closely, from a daily column perspective, it was action-packed. Saturday morning we were...
Forum: Bati Bleki Sunday, December 31st, 2017, 12:50 PM
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Blessed

This is my last column for the year 2017. The months, weeks and days flew by, but if you look at 2017 closely, from a daily column perspective, it was action-packed. Saturday morning we were in the...
Forum: Bati Bleki Saturday, December 30th, 2017, 08:07 AM
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CBS runs an interesting website

I always think of Aruba as an immigrant-friendly country. The numbers speak for themselves. When I arrived here, the island had just 64.000 residents. Meanwhile, according to CBS, Central Bureau of...
Forum: Bati Bleki Friday, December 29th, 2017, 08:12 AM
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Fireworks, Could We Give Them Up To Save the World??

There is artistry in fireworks, using the night sky as a canvas and painting light and movement onto it. A fireworks display is thrilling, and traditionally the focal point of many public gatherings...
Forum: Bati Bleki Thursday, December 28th, 2017, 07:18 PM
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Views: 158
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Elegant Red & Black gala event for Caribbean Palm Village Resort

The traditional yearend celebration for Caribbean Palm Village Resort took place at Indian Rock Garden with all employees and members of management in attendance. The facility was beautifully...
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