Category Archives: Government

Bonaire Unites to Assist and Aid Sister Islands Sint Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius

Bonaire unites together to raise funds for the hurricane-ravaged Windward Islands of the Dutch Caribbean. There are six islands in the Caribbean which are part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, and although separated by geography, as well as governmental entities, the six islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and

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Bonaire’s Firefighting Instructors Train in a Simulated Airplane Fire

Bonaire’s instructor firefighters train for emergencies at Flamingo Airport. When arriving for vacation, one doesn’t want to think about disasters, but, unfortunately, they can strike any time, anywhere.  It’s comforting to know Bonaire’s firefighters are ready to tackle an emergency fire at the island’s Flamingo Airport. In-service training

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The Silver Quality Coast Award is Bestowed Upon Bonaire

Bonaire has just been awarded another major accolade, the Silver Quality Coast Award. Recently, The Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Henk Kamp, awarded Bonaire with the Silver Quality Coast Award, presented to the island’s Director of Tourism, Mr. Maurice Adriaens, during a recent Bonaire Economic Conference. About the

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101 Gun Salute to King Willem-Alexander on King’s Day, April 27th, 2016

  Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 is King’s Day, when the Dutch Kingdom celebrates the official birthday of King Willem-Alexander.  Bonaire will be celebrating as well, with a 101 Gun Salute to the King. Today, the ship, Zr.Ms. De Zeven Provincien (Seven Provinces), arrived in Bonaire’s Port of Kralendijk

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Collection of Marine Souvenirs is Against the Law

Bonaire International Airport recently issued a reminder to all departing airline passengers that the transport of marine souvenirs—shells, corals, sea fans, sponges, or any other similar artifacts that originated in the sea—from the island is expressly forbidden by law.  Not only is the collection of such souvenirs violating the regulations

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Tracking Bonaire’s Parrots (Loras)–Results from the 2016 Census

Bonaire’s parrots, known locally as loras, are commonly sighted on Bonaire.  These particular birds are indigenous to Bonaire, but their numbers are low enough to cause concern for their future.  Accordingly, there is an annual effort to make a census count of the loras each January.  The unpredictable

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