Saturday, August 28, 2010

Vice President and Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore to speak at Green Energy Conference on Aruba

ORANJESTAD – Former vice president of the U.S.A. and Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the conference “Our Future with Green Energy” in Aruba on September 29, 2010, the Dutch Caribbean island’s minister of finance, communication, utilities and energy and conference host, Mike de Meza announced Friday.

“We are happy, proud and most honored to be able to announce that Mr. Al Gore, former vice president of the United States of America and Nobel Peace laureate has accepted to be the keynote speaker at our first conference on green energy,” De Meza announced at a press conference. “Vice President Gore is one of the most important driving forces behind the green awareness movement. The wisdom of Mr. Gore’s words will be of great value to our delegates as well,” Minister De Meza added.

Albert Arnold “Al” Gore Jr. (Washington D.C., March 31, 1948) was the 45th Vice President of the United States of America. The Nobel Prize in Peace 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Mr. Gore "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change".

Vice President Gore has been a much requested speaker at international debates and meetings on sustainability since the year 2000. He most passionately expresses his concern for the ecological evolution of our planet and the role of the individual herein. The documentary Mr. Gore and the IPCC produced on global warming won an Oscar at the 75th Academy Awards for Best Documentary on February 25, 2007. This documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” will be shown at various locations on Aruba prior to the Green Aruba 2010 conference.

The Government of Aruba has a very ambitious green agenda. Twenty percent of the energy needed to produce potable water and electricity is already being harvested provided by the island’s first windmill park. Making use of the available sustainable energy sources, namely sun, ocean and wind, the government aims to double this percentage in the coming two years.

From September 29 through October 1, the government of Aruba and the local utilities companies WEB Aruba N.V., N.V. ELMAR and Utilities Aruba N.V. will host the first international conference on green energy for Aruba with as theme “Our Future with Green Energy”. During the conference international experts will present the latest technologies and developments in state of the art alternative, sustainable energy technologies and their practical use in the Caribbean.

At a tradeshow geared towards increasing national and regional awareness on the everyday use of sustainable energy tools in the home and business, on October 1, 2 and 3, the general public is offered the opportunity to get better acquainted with a numerous green technologies.

Information on the conference and tradeshow are available on the website

Contact; For more information on Green Aruba please contact:
Maria Werleman
Telephone: +297 582 5774
Fax: +297 583 6961

Soraida Lake
Telephone: +297 582 5774
Fax: +297 583 6961

Telephone: +297 582 5774
Fax: +297 583 6961

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Aruba Fashion Week Will Break New Ground for the Caribbean/Latin Region

During a press conference at his offices on Tuesday, August 24, Minister of Tourism Otmar Oduber presented the latest groundbreaking event that is hoped to become another annual tradition to enhance the “Aruban Experience.” The government has approved a proposal by resident fashionistas collaborating with IMG, the world’s most diverse media entertainment company, which produces over 20 fashion weeks around the world, to conduct Aruba Fashion Week 2010 during the first week of November.

IMG, which stages the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, is also one of the largest global cross-media companies, insuring Aruba Fashion Week will be presented well on television, Internet and in thousands of printed publications. This will be their first such production in the Caribbean and Latin region; local producers related that IMG representatives were very excited about the prospect upon scouting the island in May, considering Aruba a “prefect venue” for a distinctive fashion week with a unique character.

Aruba’s organizing team, which presented the project, consists of renowned local designer Ronchi de Cuba, Eva Wever, and Damalice Mansur. The three have many years experience in organi zing spectacular media events, including the annual Aruba Model Search, as well as international connections in the world of fashion.

Aruba Fashion Week will be four solid days of international and local models walking the runway coupled with exciting activities that attract celebrities from around the world. It is expected to be well attended and promoted and covered by global press and Minister Oduber expressed it would attract a prosperous tourist market that loves to shop and will be attracted to the many venues on Aruba offering top designer goods.

The agreement between the Aruba Fashion Week producers and the government, which is financing the project, was signed during the announcement. Aruba Fashion Week 2011 is tentatively scheduled for November 3 to 6.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Aruba wins the 50th Senior League Baseball World Series, 8-1
Magical ride ends for host Maine District 3

Aruba South Little League, of San Nicolas, Aruba, defeated host Maine District 3 champion Bangor East/West L.L., of Bangor 8-1 Saturday to capture the 50th Senior League Baseball World Series title.

Aruba’s victory ended the magical run by Maine District 3, which had never won more than a single game in a series since the event moved to Bangor in 2002. The victory also capped a year-long mission by the Arubans to overcome their loss in last year’s semifinal round.

Shawn Duinkerk got the complete game win, throwing 51 of his 78 pitches for strikes. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-hander – who bats left-handed – was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and three runs batted in. Chadwick Tromp had a two-run home run in the five-run seventh for the Latin America champ.

For Bangor, Josiah Hartley went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Internation Golf Tournament Tierra del Sol

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Aruba logo celebrated tonight, August 20, Oranjestad, from 6.30 pm

everybody invited, open air free party, behind Renaissance Mall.

Beach Tennis Championship/ Nov 19-20- 21 2010

Beach Tennis can be played both competitively and recreationally and because it's so simple to play, it appeals to athletes and non-athletes of all ages. It's like regular tennis except its played on a regulation beach volleyball court. Using paddle racquets, two players on each team volley back and forth, hitting a slightly depressurized tennis ball directly over the net without letting it bounce... it's hard to make the ball bounce on sand! One hit per team is all that is allowed.

Competitions will be held at Moomba Beach.Nov 19-20- 21 2010.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Aruba Regatta @ Eagle Beach (next to Costa Linda) August 13,14 &15

3 days of parties, 2 days of races! Join the Aruba Rembrandt Regatta for 3 spectacular Yacht Races, 5 Sunfish Races, 5 Beachcat Races, 4 Windsurf Competitions, 3 Kitesurf Competitions, Kitesurf-Freestyle Demonstrations, Swimming Competition, the all new Beach Party and much more! Do not forget to register on-line at the contact page!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Op reis ondanks de crisis

Nederlanders lijken zich bij het zoeken van een vakantiebestemming deze zomer weinig aan te trekken van de economisch mindere tijden. Uit een enquête onder ruim zeshonderd personen blijkt dat 84 procent aangeeft dat de onzekere economische tijden geen invloed hebben op het reisbudget. Dat blijkt uit het jaarlijkse Zomeronderzoek van Europeesche Verzekeringen.

Bijna de helft (49 procent) van de ondervraagden heeft hetzelfde reisbudget als vorig jaar. Ruim een kwart (27 procent) van de Nederlanders die op zomervakantie gaan, heeft zelfs meer geld beschikbaar dan vorig jaar. Een vijfde (19 procent) juist minder. Het budget dat voor 2010 beschikbaar is, ligt op ongeveer hetzelfde niveau als 2009. Dat budget komt gemiddeld op € 1930 uit, maar het vaakst geven vakantiegangers € 1500 uit.

Van de verre bestemming zijn Australië, Canada en Aruba het populairst. De respondenten boekten ook veel intercontinentale reizen naar de VS, Turkije, Egypte, Indonesië en Mexico. Thailand daalde vergeleken met vorig jaar met vier procent in populariteit. De meeste Nederlandse reizigers (83%) zoeken het overigens gewoon binnen Europa

Lekker weg van eigen huis betekent ook geen andere Nederlanders om je heen. Slechts drie op de tien Nederlanders (35%) vindt het leuk om landgenoten tegen te komen op vakantie, 8 procent zelfs min of meer vervelend.

Saillant detail: 6 procent van de Nederlanders weet niet dat duurzaam toerisme staat voor behoud van de lokale natuur en cultuur. Als verklaringen voor het begrip wordt genoemd ‘zo lang mogelijk genieten van als toerist ergens naar toe gaan’, ‘na de vakantie mooie herinneringen overhouden’ en een ‘lang durende vorm van toerisme/vakantie’. Bron" SPITS

Sunday, August 08, 2010

food cans collection for the people in need

On Saturday, August 28, 2010, Fundacion Pa Nos Comunidad (FPNC) together with Post Aruba N.V. will organize a “Food drive – Yes we Can” activity. With this activity FPNC can fill up its food bank in order to help those in need.

FPNC, who began sustaining the more vulnerable groups in our community in October 2009, is cu...rrently helping about 100 families with food baskets, each consisting of about 3 people. Some of these families have to make it on a very low salary, others do not have any form of income at all, and then there are single mothers who have up to 9 children who are unable to work for various reasons, meaning they have little or no income.
Some of the families that are being assisted by FPNC receive a food basket every week, and others receive a basket every month. The distribution depends on the needs of each client of FPNC.

The goal of FPNC for the end of this year is to support about 250 families through their food bank.
Therefore FPNC together with Post Aruba N.V. is organizing the “Food drive – Yes we Can” activity, where the entire community of Aruba has the possibility to donate food in the form of canned vegetables, fruit, fish and meat, and rice, beans and other nonperishable foodstuffs.
The “Food drive – Yes we Can” activity will take place on Saturday August 28, 2010, on the parking lot of the main building of Post Aruba N.V. in Oranjestad from 12 till 6 PM.

During this activity there will be a 3-steps route on the parking lot for those who come to drop off their donation, including step 1: “Food drop off”; step 2: contribution by buying snacks and beverages; and step 3: option to contribute financially. There will be DJ present who is in charge of the musical entertainment, there will be an area where visitors can sit and relax and consume their snacks and drinks, and there is a section where they can park their car.

As many people may recall, on January 23 last a “Community Collection Day” activity took place where a large number of people and companies contributed with donations in the form of good secondhand articles such as furniture, clothes, household articles, toys and foodstuffs.

This activity was a big success. Thanks to all who contributed, FPNC managed to collect a lot of clothes and other articles that were distributed among those in need.

For the activity of August 28, FPNC and Post Aruba N.V. wish to focus on food, which is a basic need, that yet many people do not have easy access to. FPNC and Post Aruba ask the entire community of Aruba to help them to collect food so they can help families that have too little to eat.

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