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This Week’s Stories

Value of Imports/Exports 3
Seven Tons of Liter in a Morning 5
A Garden? Just Do It. 6
Rainfall in Bonaire 6
Calling Art Lovers 9
2015 JongBonaire Calendar Soon 9
Greening Of An Island (Klein) 10
Musical Instruments of the Past 12
Sunfish Sailors On the Way 13
Word On The Street 15
Did You Know–Cuttlefish Memory 15
Thomas Tangvald Lost At Sea 19
Flotsam & Jetsam 2
On the Island Since– Marga Domingo
van Lieshout 4
Sudoku Puzzle, Answer 5
Picture Yourself (Eldik, The Netherlands
and Top of Mt. Whitney) 7
Letters (Food Bank, Insel Air, Retraction
Request, Roaming Donkeys, Donkey
Sadness) 8
Bonaire On Wheels– Corvair 9
Classifieds 13
Masthead 13
Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset
Times, Moon Phase 13
Shopping & Dining Guides 14
What’s Happening 16
Bonaire Sky Park (The Winged Horse
and the Chained Princess) 17
The Stars Have It ( Astrology) 17
Pet of the Week – Sara 18
Shelter News– Flaku, Volunteers 18

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The  September 29- October 13 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook.   Read about what's happening to the donkeys, police actions, the value of the island's imports and exports, gardening on Bonaire, street rumors, art activities, reforesting Klien Bonaire, Sunfish sailors, Litter collections

Thomas Tangvald Lost At Sea, the Animal Shelter and much much more

The  September 1-29 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook. 

Read about Bonaire's more Pro Active Police, Plantation Bolivia, Compassionate Care, Panchito’s Kreative Kids, Art From Behind Bars, Wounded Warriors’ Week,
Karate Wins in Surinam, and write why You Proud Of Bonaire, plus lots more.  

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 .