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This Week’s Stories

Classical Concert 3

Tourism Statistics 3

Risky Business- Restaurant Nostalgia— Where have all the restaurants gone? 5

Happy Birthday Melchoir Martijn 5

Garden-Growing Questions Answered 6

Protecting Coral Reefs Music Video 7

Artists Help Turtles 8

Bondigro is Growing 8

October Is For The Birds 9

An Xtreme Accomplishment 11

DuoXtreme Results 11

Did You Know–Where Do Turtles Go? 14


Flotsam & Jetsam 2

On the Island Since -Paul Westerbeek

and Sjoukje Hiemstra 4

Sudoku Puzzle, Answer 5

Picture Yourself (Stairlift in Holland) 7

Classifieds 10

Masthead 10

Tide Table, Sunrise & Sunset

Times, Moon Phase 10

Shopping & Dining Guides 12

What’s Happening 13

Pet of the Week – Hilary 14

Shelter News– Half Price Pups, Donations needed for Xmas Market 14


The Stars Have It  15


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The  October 27- November 10 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook.

 Read about crime on Bonaire, latest donkey developments, Referendum news, the Duo Xtreme race, Bonaire's birds and turtles, missing restaurants, gardening on Bonaire and much more...


The  October 13-27 edition of the Bonaire Reporter is on-line  now at www.bonairereporter.com and available via Facebook.

 Read about the Referendum progress, opening of the new Police station, Klein Bonaire swim, Obersi 30 year anniversary, inflation, visiting yachts, latest about donkeys, Tangvald shipwreck, windsurfers and of course all about the Bonaire Regatta including the new solar boat class plus a whole lot more..


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 .