It happens all over the world, think USA (Trump) and Venezuela (Maduro). However when it happens on your beloved island, one starts wondering. This is my analysis. Every party has its loyal supporters who can be split into 3 groups: Low-life followers who need to keep the corrupt government in power so they can keep … Continue reading From a reader, extra BBB: Why do over 23,000 Aruban citizens think corruption is acceptable?
A note from a friend said: “I am also pleased with the outcome … It’s time for moderate corruption.” The people’s vote on Friday, September 22nd, 2017, indicated that it’s time to go slower, do less, spend less, introduce moderation and close the gap between common-sense and high-flying concepts, reality and fantasy. And my older, … Continue reading This is what I wrote yesterday afternoon, expect changes…
A recent uniform baptism at Paradise Beach Resort introduced Aruba Jrs baseball team, playing in the current local tournament to their crisp, new uniforms. Jrs Aruba, a team of fourteen players, ages 11 to 13, enjoys the guidance of 3 dedicated coaches, and the support of many parents and family … Continue reading Uniform baptism at Paradise Beach Resort
Elections coming up on Friday, but before you vote you should read this: Last week a significant number of intelligent people congregated in the ballroom of the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino for a three day symposium regarding Good Governance and the lack thereof on the island, for the past 31 year, since Status … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, Sept. 24th, 2017
Palm Beach – Local decision-makers in the business community were invited just recently for a breakfast presentation and resort experience, starting at the Sunset Grille and culminating with a tour of the fully renovated property, led by Bridal Specialist, Lisa Dammerman, Sr. Sales Manager Lili Polsbroek and director of Catering & Convention Services Audrey Wolff. … Continue reading The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Beach Resort & Casino Reaches Out to Local Business Community
Palm Beach — The department of Human Resources organized an exciting interactive program in honor of International Housekeeping Week. The program, both entertaining and memorable, included a Holy Mass service at the beginning of the week, then went on to offer a Bingo Raffle and a Bowling Competition both with attractive prizes, Relaxation Massages, a … Continue reading International Housekeeping Week Delights and Pampers Hardworking Room Attendants
We made it past September 22nd. The green machine got a well-deserved whopping. We told them, they did not listen. And fought even harder in the last weeks, screaming louder, paying off more men, bringing in more horses, all in a desperate attempt to stop the bleeding, and put humpty-dumpty together again. Kids, fifty kids … Continue reading Relieved, exhausted
Simple Mathematics: So the green machine enjoyed 33,114 votes in the last election, but over time, with attrition and the loss of some candidates, including OO, PC, MHW, JDY, RH and MP, a total of 10.046 votes went by the sideways. So let’s assume that the party delivered 100% satisfaction, and managed to hug and … Continue reading The war of the Borchis
A MEP old timer told me an anecdote yesterday, naïve but clever, about yesteryears. He was a young man then, in his early 20s when Betico was a senior advisor, never a deputy or minister. The story goes the following: Betico liked to hang out with his cronies after work at some favorite local places, … Continue reading A Betico story I heard yesterday. We’re still talking about Betico.
Curtain Call I dropped in for coffee at Curtain Call, on Schotlandstraat 66, in front of Romar Trading. My dining room chairs have been talking to me, come on woman, we need new fabric, new stuffing, nuf already, how ‘bout the tiniest refresh? The surprising store definitely offers visitors a delightful experience, from delicious coffee … Continue reading Taking a break from politcs