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Special Bulletin 

 

You may have already heard this and seen it published, so forgive me if this is repetitive, but in case you haven't yet received word:

I am writing with an urgent request for your support and help in spreading the word:  Once again, Echo, Bonaire's Environmental Foundation that is protecting endangered Bonaire parrot,  has been shortlisted for the European Outdoor Conservation Association's voting contest.  The successful winner from each of their three project categories will win the funding requested for the projects outlined on their website.

Echo needs your support this year in the Alpine category.  With just a FEW DAYS to go, Echo is currently in 2nd place.

In just a few minutes of your time, you can help make vision a reality and safeguard the future of the Yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot on our island.

Attached is a press release and two images (photo credit: Sam Williams) which we encourage you to use in calling your readers to support our cause.  With just a few days to go, time is of the essence.

Here is the link to the project voting site: http://www.outdoorconservation.eu/project-voting-category.cfm?catid=1 

The Bonaire Reporter sincerely appreciates anything that you are able to do to help us increase Bonaire's votes. Share with your friends too, lets do it for the parrots.

 

The  March 23, - April 6, 2015 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook.

Contents:

Election Results 2015  See page 2
Special Olympics 2015 3
Bon Bida Cure 6
School Board Bounced 7
SGB Background 7
Pink Trail For Kids 8
Stormvogel Inches Closer To Home 9
BON DOET! 10 and 11
Rediscovering Old Ways (POP) 12
Winners of Picture Yourself Contest Love La Balandra 13
A Garden, Just Do It– Nuts 13
Kite Contest 18
STCB Fishing Line Retrieval 19
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since– Dr. Miguel Angel Gonzalez 4
Word On The Street 5
Picture Yourself-North Carolina, Belize 5
Classifieds, Masthead 14
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times, Moon Phase 14
Sudoku puzzle, answer 14
Shopping & Dining Guides 15
What’s Happening, Cruise Ships 16
Bonaire Sky Park (Venus, Mars, Pleiades) 17
The Stars Have It (Astrology) 17
Pet of the Week – Yasmina 18
Shelter News– Shelter shop, flea and tick info 18
Did You Know? – Leatherback Turtles 19

 

 

SPECIAL:

The March 18 Election Results:

 

Bonaireans have chosen the political parties who will represent them in the Island Council but exactly who will lead the people via the Executive Council has yet to be decided.

The Island Councils are the elected people's representatives of each of the public bodies of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba - and previously of each of the island territories of the Netherlands Antilles. The Island Council supervises the island's Executive Council, which is composed of a Lieutenant Governor, Island Secretary and several members appointed by the Council. The Island Council may be compared to a town council. Like the town council, the Island Council is elected for a period of four years.

The number of members of the Island Council differs per island: Bonaire: 9 seats; St Eustatius: 5 seats; Saba: 5 seats

In last Wednesday’s Island Council elections in Bonaire Elvis Tjin Asjoe’ s “Movementu di Pueblo Boneriano” (MPB) beat Clark Abraham’s “Partido Demokratiko Boneriano” (PDB) by just 33 votes and  the former top vote getter James Kroon/s  “Union Partriotiko Boneriano” (UPB) by 462 in Wednesday’s Island Council election, but each party ended up with three of the nine seats.

None of the four other parties PHU led by Heinrich Prinsen/Michel Bijkerk (645), Lista 7 of Eric Soleana (406), Tim Magno (364) and AKB Christians (215) received enough votes for a seat, even though they needed only 75 per cent of the number required to earn a seat outright to vie for a possible residual seat.

The MPB’s “Aruba Style” campaign was the most visible campaign while the UPB and PDB got going later. Before the elections MPB leader Elvis Tjin Asjoe promised he would not work with his UPB former party. A coalition between traditional rivals PDB and UPB would be historic if it happens.

The turnout (78%) was close to the 80% considered respectable compared to the 74% in 2011. However, in Saba The voter’s turnout percentage was a staggering 91.3 per cent With the WIPM party the biggest winner..

St. Eustatius voters opted for a coalition government in Wednesday’s Island Council elections, as none of the six parties in the polls emerged with the needed three or more seats in the Island Council. Statia had a 65.5% voter turnout.

 

 

The  March 9- March 23, 2015 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook. 

Elections-Voting 2014 see page 2

NOTE- Partisan graphic on pg. 2 is by PHU and shows
generalities not specifics.  E.g.: PD is NOT for Independence according to Clark Abraham of PD

Bon Doet is coming    3
Divers Down (Obituary: Lotte Hass
& Eugenie Clark)  5
Three Years on Bonaire-Leo Tigges 6
Barracudas Sprint Championships 7
All About Spinning 8
Super Sunglass Shop 8
Onima Aloe Aboard Tres Hombres 9
Walls of Art 10
Special Olympics Walkathon 11
My Little Shop– Bonaire Mobile Carwash 12
A Garden, Just Do It– Root Crops13
Happy Birthday Yuchi 14
Free Reef Fish ID Classes 18
Stormvogel coming? 18
Magnificent Music CMBB 19
Departments
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since– Herma, Henk
& Boy Roozendaal 4
Word On The Street 5
Picture Yourself (Flying High) 5
Letters: Jump In Fees 5
Classifieds, Masthead 14
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times, Moon Phase 14
Shopping & Dining Guides 15
What’s Happening, Cruise Ships 16
Bonaire Sky Park (Seeing Double: Twin Stars and Planets) 17
The Stars Have It ( Astrology) 17
Pet of the Week – Lenny & Quint 18
Shelter News– Trap-Neuter-Return 18
Did You Know? – Reef manta 19

 

 

The  February 16- March 2, 2015 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook.

 

Elections-Voting 2014 see page 2

Fuel prices, Special Olympics Walkathon
Fishing Line Project 7
Victor Memorial 7
Spin Bike Sale 7
Flamingoes Nesting 8
Parrot Protection Working– Lora
Count 8
Germaine Nijdam-Artist Evolution 9
Children’ Karnaval Parade 10
Grand Karnaval Parade 11
My Little Shop- Rennesy Flowers
and Creations 12
A Garden, Just Do It– Dry Season
13
Memories of Marlies 19
Awesome Jan Art 19
Departments
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since– Lolymar Sanchez
4
Word On The Street 5
Picture Yourself (The Hague, Netherlands,
Zurich, Switzerland) 5
Letters: Biking, Rincon, Noise 6
Classifieds and Masthead 14
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset
Times, Moon Phase 14
Shopping & Dining Guides 15
What’s Happening, Cruise Ships 16
Bonaire Sky Park (Gods of Love and
War) 17
The Stars Have It ( Astrology) 17
Pet of the Week – Ginger 18
Shelter News– Dog Training, Trail
Tracking 18
Did You Know – Larva Sounds 19

 

The  February 2-16, 2015 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook.

Contents:

Museum Bonaire see page 3
Nature Conservation Gets A Boost (DCNA Shark Endowment) 6
Sunset Beach To Be "Playa Publico" 7
Dive Friends Cleanup 1600+ 7
Chocolate Recipes To Die For 7
Carnival Liberty First Visit 8
Cruise Ship Tidbits 8
Get Stormvogel T Shirts 9
Darwin’s Tire Shop Booming 9
Great Fishing –27th International Fishing Tournament 10
My Little Shop –Trupial Toko 11
Happy Birthday Meriyah Martijn 12
A Garden, Just Do It– Botanical Garden 13
Preserving Bonaire’s Intangible Cultural Heritage with UNESCO 19
Departments
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since– The Soechit Family 4
Word On The Street 5
Picture Yourself (Panama Canal) 5
Did You Know –Sharks’ Sense of Smell 12
Classifieds and Masthead 14
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times, Moon Phase 14
Shopping & Dining Guides 15
What’s Happening, Cruise Ships 16
Bonaire Sky Park (Cosmic Valentine) 17
The Stars Have It ( Astrology) 17
Pet of the Week – Jim 18
Shelter News– Spay and Neuter 18

 

The  January 19- February 2, 2015 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook.

Contents:
  Inflation 2014, Auto tag prices see pg. 3 

Recycling Continues see page 5
Bonaire's Future 6
Interesting Facts and Figures
Tourism 7
Food At School 8
Much More Than An Agenda 9
Drones On Bonaire 10
Green Label At Sea 12
A Garden, Just Do It Clean 13
Public Sculpture Exhibition (Seaver) 19
Departments
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since:  Kenneth Frederick
Arends 4
Sudoku Puzzle, Answer 5
Picture Yourself (Times Square, NY,
USA and Borkum, Germany) 5
Letters (Cyclists danger) 7
Did You Know -Turtle Blood 12
Classifieds and Masthead 14
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset
Times, Moon Phase 14
Shopping & Dining Guides 15
What's Happening, Cruise Ships 16
Bonaire Sky Park (Jupiter ) 17
The Stars Have It ( Astrology) ANNUAL
FORECAST 17
Pet of the Week - Nelly 18
Shelter News- Dirk's Story, Tips For Taking Care of Your Dog 18
Word On the Street 19

 

The     January 5-19, 2015 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook.

 

Bonaire's First 2015 Baby see page 3
Picture Yourself Winner -Brooklyn 5
2014 Chess Champs 5
Flamingo Express Post Office 6
Interesting Facts and Figures 7
Budget Marine Winner 7
Tavio Sint Jago passes 8
The Phish Phaktory 9
Maskarada Troupe Visit 10
A Garden, Just Do It- Beans 12
Pone Bari Ronka Festival 13
Sea Turtle Art Auction 19
Fishing Tournament 2015 scheduled


Departments
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On The Island Since  Gregorio
Feliz  4
Sudoku Puzzle, Answer 5
Picture Yourself (Grong Grong Australia) 5
Classifieds and Masthead 14
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset
Times, Moon Phase 14
Shopping & Dining Guides 15
What's Happening, Cruise Ships 16
Bonaire Sky Park (5 Visible Planets ) 17
The Stars Have It ( Astrology) 17
Pet of the Week  Natalie Petersen
with puppies  Shelter News Cat Palace Art, Chipping Pets, Lost pets, Contributions 18