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AAAUUUUUUGGGGGHHHH, or LOST on the road from San Nicholas

I had some stressful moments there, where I actually did not know where I was. We went to Zeerover for dinner a few days ago, and suffered greatly on the way down to Savaneta through the bumpy, meandering, temporary lanes, scattered with cones, traffic barriers and rocks. No signage, no lights. It was hell. Never … Continue reading AAAUUUUUUGGGGGHHHH, or LOST on the road from San Nicholas

As a culture, says my expert, we are in terrible denial about our health

I recently spoke to an AZV consultant, and he made me feel good about AZV. He said we’re lucky we live here and not in Curacao, because as far as health care goes, we’re light years ahead, and that AZV courageously makes investments in public health. The hospital he explained, has undergone, DRG, diagnostic related … Continue reading As a culture, says my expert, we are in terrible denial about our health

Holmo Henriquez, MAS, makes sense on some issues, and no sense on others

I had coffee with Holmo Henriquez recently, and he made good sense, except for his view on gay rights and the LGBT community. I guess I cannot vote for him, and he is about to lose about 800 to 1,000 LGBT votes on the island, but otherwise he is a reasonably intelligent, educated individual, and … Continue reading Holmo Henriquez, MAS, makes sense on some issues, and no sense on others

Gateway 2030

The airport recently presented its vision Gateway 2030 under the “Innovating Happiness” subtitle. The presentation outlined the future expansion and redevelopment of Reina Beatrix. The new vision was created to accommodate the projected growth of our tourism, and to enhance the passenger experience, besides increasing the efficiency of the airport facility. Right now the good … Continue reading Gateway 2030

A brief from Edith van der Wal Turtugaruba: Leatherback hatchlings lost direction.

Last Tuesday morning at 4 am one of the Leatherback nests on Eagle Beach has hatched before the regular incubation period was completed. Normally Leatherback nests will hatch in between 60 – 70 days after the eggs are laid. But this nest came out earlier, unexpected, and the extra protection that Turtugaruba normally places around … Continue reading A brief from Edith van der Wal Turtugaruba: Leatherback hatchlings lost direction.