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This Week’s Stories 

Donkey Challenge  see page 3

Emanuel Lont-Chess Champ 5

Lots of Prizes from Bud 6

Land House De Tuin Opens 6

Bonaire’s Donkeys (photos) 7

Letters: Defending the Donkey Sanctuary, Can Bonaire Be Promoted as A

Natural Resource, What Really Matters (Donkeys) 9

$1000 a day MIVABO Fundraiser 9

Crystal Gold– Bonaire Salt, Part 3

of 3, Solar Salt Works 10

Tale of 6 Friends—La Balandra Restaurant Review 12

Kites– Kontest di Fli 15

Krusada Rehabilitation Center Open House 17

Kasita– Free Short Movie 18


Flotsam & Jetsam 2

On the Island Since-Dr. Michael Hermelijn 4

Snack Jack & Chick- “Grace Place” 5

Word On The Street 8

Masthead 12

Classifieds 13

Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset Times, Moon Phase 13

Shopping & Dining Guides 14

What’s Happening, Cruise Ships 16

Shelter News—Save Super Sisters 18

Bonaire Sky Park (Eclipse and Meteor Showers) 19

The Stars Have It ( Astrology) 19

Sudoku, Sudoku Answer 19



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

Learn about the identification of a new endangered species on Bonaire-the Nubian ass and what motivated it. Lots more including new "second chance " centers opening, the famous kite flying contest, a fundraiser with a target to raise $1000 a day, the final chapter of Crystal Gold, the story about Bonaire's salt, a restaurant review and a controversial doctor plus lots, lots more....





Mar. 24- April 7, 2014 Edition  of The Bonaire Reporter is on-line now at www.bonairereporter.com.

This edition has lots of interesting stories about the island and its people, news and updates including: Plans for sustainable development, price controls, volunteerism, crime fighting, new facilities and more


Mar.10 - 24, 2014 Edition  of The Bonaire Reporter is on-line now at www.bonairereporter.com.

This edition has lots of news like:

Double Murder arrests, Junior Rangers Healthy Meal, Bonaire Against Child Abuse , Crystal Gold– Bonaire Salt, Part 1 of 3,  90 Birthdays- Maria's Goeloe, Special Olympics Walkathon, 2013 Picture Yourself Winner , Karnaval 2014  Photos, Makambas On Bonaire, Snack Jack, New Bonaire Ambassadors– Nicholson and much more