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This Week’s Stories

Police Powers Extended see page 3
Top Student 5
Fish Farm Failure 5
Dive Friends New Boat 5
Dream House 5
A Garden? Just Do It! 6
Sea Turtle Clean Up 7
TWR-50 years On Bonaire 8
SELIBON’S 20 YEARS-Making Cleanup History 9
Rescued Parrot Profiles II 10
Rashinda Donge from Bonaire Wins Caribbean Chef of the Year 11
Wounded Warriors 2014 12
Rotary Club Donations 12
Sailors Who Never Left: Marlis Seelos-Schmid 15
Gouda, Edam, Maasdam Cheese at Bondigro Supermarket 17
Bonaire Police Activity 17
In Memory (D@G) Victor 17

Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On the Island Since– Ubaldo Anthony 4
Sudoku puzzle & Answer 5
Letters– Delayed-Insel Air 7
Picture Yourself (Moordrecht-The Netherlands) 7
Classifieds 13
Masthead 13
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times, Moon Phase 13
What’s Happening 14
Shopping & Dining Guides 16
Pets of the Week – Alvin 18
Did You Know– Cuttlefish 18
Shelter News-Pakus di Pruga 18
Bonaire Sky Park (Planets/Winter preview) 19

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The  August 18-31 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook. Read about the extension of police powers to stop a wave of armed robberies, Bonaire's Chef of the year for the entire Caribbean, the fish farm failure, significant donations from Rotary, arrival of the Wounded Warriors, Sailors who never left. TWRs 50 years on Bonaire, gardening on Bonaire, Bonaire dream house, cheese bargains at Bonaire's co-op market, what's going on at the Animal Shelter and much, much more.

Be at Flamingo Airport at 6:50 pm (18:50) on Saturday,16 August, to meet the United Airlines flight carrying the Wounded Warriors to our island. These disabled soldiers and their families will be on Bonaire as guests of the island's businesses for the next week and will earn their SCUBA diving certification. Do your best to be at the airport and welcome them .


The Bonaire Reporter is on-line now at www.bonairereporter.com

Discover the income shortage on Bonaire and problems with wages, Bonaire Architecture explained. read abour rescued parrots, the new Notaris office, Tera Cora Day, a new book, a few rumors and lots more.


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Discover the opposition to Gilbert Isabella as Kingdom Rep., why are our Young Chefs in Italy, Bonairean Homes & Lifestyles 5
Jazz Festival –2 Weeks to go, Baby Loras Go Wild, Randy Kenofell Obituary, Learn about the new Freshwater Wetlands Project, read about  Insel Air, Dive Friends Record Setting
Cleanup , and much more...


The July 7-21, 2014 Edition  of The Bonaire Reporter is on-line now at www.bonairereporter.com  

Enjoy stories about the double header windsurfer competitions, Silver medal for Culinary Bonaire and gold medal for its best chef in the Caribbean, Bonaire's art day-Dia di Arte, Upcoming Jazz Fest, Remembering Captain Don, Victor and Cheno.  Get the new results of the high school tests, learn about our reefs, food price controls and the newly named Kingdom Representative and Rotary Club Officers. And discover if Spinning (Indoor Cycling) can do magic. Plus much more.

The June 9-23, 2014 Edition  of The Bonaire Reporter is on-line now at www.bonairereporter.com  

Read about the proposed Airport Expansion , the Jibe City Fashion Show 
Bondigro Bargain market, the Sunfish-Optimist Races, Aboard the Dreamliner. the Museo Chichi I Tan. Cultural and farmers markets at
Mangazina di Rei and Kriabon .  Check out the Jazz Fest Preview-Benji & Anne Marie Kors, An Eye Catcher Fence 9
Building Tern Island, Young Talent V (SGB art) , the Bonaire Culinary Teams,  
Ribs Are Us -Bobbejans restaurant, Washington Slagbaai National Park-The Island’s True Treasure and the latest on the PWA Double Windsurfing  Events


The May 19-June 9, 2014 Edition  of The Bonaire Reporter is on-line now at www.bonairereporter.com Read about the quest for Lionfish, the upcoming Jazz Festival, Bonaire Treasure, Tourism Statistics, Swim, races, New Instructor Training Canter, Washington Park Anniversary, and a large feature remembering Captain Don Stewart, who recently passed away.  And lots more...