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Once a week, on Sundays I write about the most relevant and interesting happenings on the island in my weekly Aruba news reports.

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Aruba News Reports

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What You Need To Know About The New Tax 2018

The tax in Aruba will increase as of July 1, 2018.

At the moment taxes are 3,5% (BBO 2,5% – BAZV 1%). The tax is going to change in two segments. The BAZV will be increased by 1% and a new tax will be introduced (BAVP 1,5% – Belasting Additionele Voorzieningen PPP projecten)

According to the prime minister, BAVP is a temporary tax that will go towards paying for the PPP (public private partnerships) projects approved by the previous government (Green Corridor & Watty Vos Boulevard). And the tax was also implemented in order to reform the tax department on the island into a more fair and simple system.

Foundations like CARTAC (Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre) and IMF (International Monetary Fund) will be helping the government.

The banks in Aruba had exonoration since 2007 from paying taxes (BBO) on income generated from their services (administration fees & interest rate).

But the exoneration will end and they will have to pay their fare share to the government.

So for example, if the bank charges 5 Aruban guilders ($3.00) for transaction or administrative fee’s (30 cent of this 5 guilders has to go the the government – and the bank keeps the rest).

There’s been lots of rumors that the bank will start to charge 6% on every transaction, as a fee, but not this is not true. However, it does depends on the banks if they will increase certain fees in order to pay the 6% tax on their earnings.

It’s possible that the price for white bread (which is in the basic food goods) can increase, but this is not yet official (still being discussed between government and bakers).




Wind Farm Project in Urirama Discontinued

The government revoked the permission to build a wind farm in Urirama and will evaluate where to relocate it, far away from residences.

Locals who live nearby didn’t agree to the new wind farm project, because they were worried about their health, noise and also the visibility within this area will be lost. More than 10.000 signatures were collected by locals to stop the project.

Urirama is the landscape area close to alto vista chapel.

Can you imagine this beautiful backdrop gone forever?

The government wants to invest in renewable energy, but not at the expense of nature and people.

Most likely the wind turbines will be relocated to the current wind farm located in Vader Piet (San Nicolas).

European Companies Interested in Fast Ferry Project

According to the minister of transport, there are a various European companies who are interested in being a part of the fast ferry project for the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao).

The companies that showed interested are Fred Olson, Aqua Liner & Waterbus.

Before the project moves forward, the government needs to make an investigation and assessment to find out what is necessary to make the fast ferry project a reality.

Representatives from companies interested to manage the ferry will be on the island to give a presentation to the governmental departments. And afterwards sign an MoU between Aruba, bonaire & Curacao to start the construction of a harbor.

The harbor will be constructed in the area of San Nicolas according to the transport minister.


Border Reopened – Fruits, Fish & Vegetables From Venezuela

The maritime border between Venezuela and Aruba is finally open since June 7, 2018 after being closed since the first week of January 2018.

After the border was reopened the first few small boats transporting fruits and vegetables docked on the island, bringing long awaited goods to local market owners.

When the border was closed, goods had to be imported from USA and other countries, which were way more expensive than from Venezuela.

The government also mentioned that from now on there will be stricter controls when importing goods from venezuela (passengers and goods have to be properly documented).

Aruba Starts To Think About Growing Own Produce

Minister of agriculture made an agreement with experts from Wageningen university to exchange information on agriculture.

This is an effort for Aruba to start growing their own fruits and vegetables, and not depend from importation.

The experts at Wageningen are willing to travel to Aruba so they can investigate the possibilities to grow produce on the island (and what will be required)..

Farmers will also be educated on advanced growing techniques (for the weather conditions in Aruba), and locals who are interested can also learn how to grow fruits and vegetables on their own.

Not only does the minister of agriculture want to make agriculture another pillar in the economy for Aruba in the future, but he also wants to include agriculture in our education.

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Three Areas Designated To Be protected By Marine Park

Decades ago the island started the project to create a marine park in Aruba (both on land and in the ocean). However, only half of the project was completed, the marine park on land which is national park Arikok.

A marine park consists of an area protected to preserve a specific habitat and ensure the ecosystem is sustained for the flora and fauna that exist there.

But now the government is resuming the other half of the project: marine park in the ocean.

There are in total 3 areas destined to be protected by law soon.

The first one is the beaches close to National Arikok.

The second area are the beaches near Sero Colorado, Baby beach, Rogers Beach and Lago Keys (all will be protected because of the corals which have an impact on the sea life).

The third area that will be protected by the marine park will be the beach of Santo Largo, until Spaans Lagoon and Mangel Halto.

This area is located on the south coast of Aruba and contains the largest amount of mangroves on the island (including a reef, great for snorkeling).

This area is also known to have dolphins that pass by to give birth to babies.

How To Kayak The South Coast of Aruba.




Start of Drilling For Gas or Oil

The vessel “West Capella” will start exploring beneath the waters surface for oil or gas this week.

It will explore a site named “Bon Bini” not far from the coastal waters from Aruba.

If you’ve been to the island recently, you’ll notice many drill ships around the coastal waters, and wonder what they are doing there.

These are ships who are waiting to move on to another project, and some of them are researching the surface waters for more explorations like west capella in the future.


Update On Infrastructure Works (Watty Vos Boulevard)

The construction works were restarted, after several weeks of works being stopped for the construction of Watty Vos Boulevard (at the roundabout near Cumana).

According to the director of public works and minister of infrastructure, the works were hindered due to technical issues. However, this has been resolved and works are on again.

Construction near the roundabout at cumana is scheduled to be completed in August.

The department of public works closed the main road L.G. Smith Boulevard (Sasaki Weg), east of Super Food Supermarket (as of May 23, 2018).

And they reopened the L.G. Smith Boulevard west of Tropicana Hotel for traffic in both directions.

The detour will affect traffic from Oranjestad, Noord, J.E. Irausquin Boulevard and San Miguel.

All detours will be indicated by barricades and warnings signs.

The roads near this area are closed, because of a roundabout construction near super food supermarket.

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Here’s a view of the detours on map and the roundabout near super food.

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The current situation near super food.

More Busses For Aruba’s Public Transportation

Minister of transportation recently added more busses to the fleet of Arubus.

The buses are from a Dutch company called connections, which is one of the biggest public transportation company in the Netherlands.

During a recent trip to the Netherlands, the minister managed to buy 9 buses that were not in use by connections, but that are in good condition including air conditioning.

The buses vary between prices, but all nine were acquired for approximately 100.000 euro, instead of $170.000 for one new bus,

The buses from connections will be used only for a transitory phase until at the end of this year, when the fleet of Arubus will be strengthened again with more new buses, according to the minister.

The transportation system in Aruba is easy, if you don’t plan to rent a car you can take the bus to various places around the island (including the top beaches). Retour Card for $5.00, valid for 2 trips on the day of initial use. Day pass for $10.00 valid for unlimited trips on the day of initial use.

Or rent a car on the island (for less than $40.00 a day).

Delta Airlines Opens New Flights From Boston

Delta Airlines adds a new route to Aruba.

The airline inaugurated a new nonstop service between Boston and Aruba (on June 9, 2018)

The new flights, which will operate weekly on Saturdays.

Travelers will now fly in a 737-900 aircraft with a maximum of 180 passengers.

Delta Airlines transported over 130.000 passengers to Aruba in 2017 (an increase of 7.500 travelers compared to 2016).

When are you booking your trip to Aruba?


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The Beach Between Playa Linda & Moomba Will Be Restored

Aruba will  start a big project soon to revitalize and restore the beaches between Playa Linda Beach Resort and Moomba Beach.

The contractor in charge of this is Varadero Aruba.

Varadero is a local market leader in dredging. Their activities include the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, coastal defense and land reclamation. They also provide related engineering and other specialist services, such as, soil improvement and land remediation.

The project is one that has been in the planification stage for nearly 2 years.

The beach has been damaged a little bit by hurricane Matthew back in 2016 and will be restored.

Revitalize and restoring of the beach means taking away the built up mud like sand in certain locations and pumping new fresh sand.

This will be done with the help of a dredging machine.

The entire beach area to be restored will be divided by 6 areas. During the dredging of each section, it will be closed off by gates and signs to warn beach goers of works going on.

Construction works will be done efficiently.and safely not to disturb the beach experience for visitors and locals in this area (and safe for the marine life).

Varadero Aruba has experience in dredging.

About a year ago they completed dredging the surfside beach and did a great job.

The dredging between playa linda beach resort amd moomba beach should be completed within 6 months.




Maritime Border Between Venezuela and Aruba Reopens June 7, 2018

Prime minister of Aruba confirmed that the border between Venezuela and Aruba will be reopened for boats on June 7 (only for importation of certain products).

It’s been almost 6 months since the President of Venezuela closed the border between the ABC islands for commercial transport for air and sea.

The prime minister sent a group of representatives to discuss the possibilities to open the maritime border. And they managed to come to an agreement with the authorities from Venezuela to reopen the border only for the importation of fruits, vegetables and fish.

Both countries will implement stricter controls for importation of goods from Venezuela from now on.

Only boats made for import that has the proper documentation for goods and passengers will be allowed in Aruba.

Aruba Birdlife Conservation Saves Wetland Near Divi Phoenix in Court Case

This week the court ruled in favor of Aruba Birdlife Conservation against Island Estate Reality which wanted to build a mall including parking lot near eagle beach.

The real estate company intended to create a mall including parking lot in front of the Divi Phoenix, however the location is a protected wetland.

Even though the previous minister of infrastructure approved of the project, the court denied the petition for island estate reality to continue with developments in this area.


It’s Still Not Allowed To Use Harpoons

Minister of justice wants to introduce an electronic permit to allow fishing with harpoon.

However, the law can’t yet be implemented, because its not approved yet by different government departments.

Investigations are still going on to decide under which conditions fishermen can use harpoons. All of these requirements still need to be decided upon before approving electronic permit for harpoons.

According to the director of department of nature and environment , it’s still not allowed to use harpoons or spearfish in Aruba.

There’s no specific date to implement the new electronic permits.

You Can Now Rate Service Given By Family Doctors

Minister of public health announced that a app will be launched that rates the quality of service that family doctors give their patients.

This app gives the community the ability to rate on their service and in turn forcing a better quality rendered by their family doctor.

It will be launched on June 14.

The health minister also announced that as of July 1, 2018. The emergency family doctor office located on Eagle will be relocated in the new hospital building close to the ER (with extended opening hours).

Moving the departments together allows for better communication between the doctors, reduces the waiting time and better service for patients.


The Start of Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1.

The hurricane season didn’t start out yet properly and there’s already a few hurricanes that are predicted.

The peak season for hurricane is between August – October.

Aruba rarely is hit directly by hurricane, because the island is located outside of the hurricane paths.

2018 Atlantic hurricane names on the way – Alberto, beryl, Chris, Debby. Ernesto. Florence, gordon, Helence, Issac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, valerie and William.

Winds Starting To Pick Up

If you’ve been to Aruba before, you know about the islands tradewinds. But expect the winds to be a little stronger during hurricane season.

Beach goers are advised to stay alert for strong winds and currents. Strap any loose object and personal belongings that can easily blow away.

Island Tips – Use these handy beach towel clips to keep your towel from flying away.

Now You Can Fly Winair in Aruba to St.Maarten

Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) confirmed the news that Windward Islands Airways Intl. N.V. (Winair) will start to fly Aruba – St.Maarten as of  July 2018.

Winair is the official airline from St.Maarten.

They will fly from St.Maarten to Aruba via Curacao on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

From Aruba to St.Maarten  via Curaçao on ,Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

All flights will be in a small plane with a capacity of 48 passengers.

Surinam Airways Introduces New Aircraft

Surinam Airways now has a new airplane (737-700).

The new plane has a capacity of 128 passengers, including 8 business class seats and 120 economy seats.

Suriname Airways operates in 6 destinations -Aruba, Curacao, Trinidad & Tobago, Belem (Brazil), Guyana (Georgetown) and Miami.

Flights in the new airplane are scheduled for October 2018.


Aruba’s Youth Honored With Excellence

This week the two brothers (Lacle) and Mishally wever who journeyed the from Netherlands to Singapore by bike were awarded and recognized as “Hobennan Di Excelencia” by the prime minister of Aruba.

They promoted Aruba by having the flag with them the entire way from europe to asia.
The prime minister also awarded a teenager “Haischel Dabian” who managed to win a international blockchain competition 2 times in a row.

New Place To Try Patisserie in The Morning

A new place you should visit when in Aruba just opened on May 25, 2018.

It’s called Aruba Experience Cafe – Patisserie.

A cultural cafe situated in a beautiful cucunu where you can enjoy an excellent coffee with a delicious homemade panini, pan dushi, cakes and more.

The shop is located in one of the oldest houses back then in Aruba (over 150 years old).

Aruba Experience Cafe is located in the downtown area (address – John G Emanstraat 37)

New Slot Machines at Stellaris

Stellaris Casino has 6 new slot machines.

According to the marketing supervisor they are the only Casino in the Caribbean region with this type of new machines.

The new slots are named star rise (3) and wild fury (3). Both machines have a progressive jackpot that pays big!

Are you going to be the one to win it all?

Not only does stellaris have new slot machines, but they also have a “feel good bingo” on Thursday,  Saturday and Sunday




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New Tax As of July 1, 2018: The B-AVP

After a meeting which took over 10 hours, the parliament of Aruba approved and adapted several laws (over 13 new motions) in order to implement the tax increase.

Aruba’s parliament consist of 21 members, and 12 of them voted pro while 9 where against new taxes changes.

At the moment taxes are 3,5% (BBO 2,5% – BAZV 1%). The tax is going to change in two segments. The BAZV will be increased by 1% and a new tax will be introduced (BAVP 1,5% – Belasting Additionele Voorzieningen PPP projecten)

According to the prime minister, BAVP is a temporary tax that will go towards paying for the PPP (public private partnerships) projects approved by the previous government (Green Corridor & Watty Vos Boulevard).

The government will compensate over 17.000 pensioners, by lowering their health insurance (from 10,5% to 6,5%). And lower the income tax and payroll tax by 2% for those who earn less than $1775.

The tax will count for basically every product, except foods items in the basic good list (bread, baby powdered milk, eggs, fish, rice and other basic necessities).

All stores are required to print the amount of taxes charged on the receipt, including the new BAVP.




Important – Detour Alert Superfood Intersection!

The department of public works closed the main road L.G. Smith Boulevard (Sasaki Weg), east of Super Food Supermarket (as of May 23, 2018).

And they reopened the L.G. Smith Boulevard west of Tropicana Hotel for traffic in both directions.

The detour will affect traffic from Oranjestad, Noord, J.E. Irausquin Boulevard and San Miguel.

All detours will be indicated by barricades and warnings signs. The roads near this area are closed, because of a roundabout construction near superfood supermarket.

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Here’s a view of the detours on map and the roundabout near superfood.

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The current situation near super food.


Radio Stations Sign Royalty Agreement With Dutch Company (and avoid DUCAPRO Agreement)

A few months ago the Aruba Broadcasting Association that represents all radio and tv stations on the island received a letter by DUCAPRO that forces them to pay royalty fees for playing commercial music.

This is the first time in history that radio stations in Aruba have to pay to play commercial songs. The fee that DUCAPRO wants to charge is $1700 monthly.

There are in total 21 registered radio stations on the island that are represented by the Aruba Broadcasting Association.

According to the letter sent by DUCAPRO, the agreement will take effect as of June 1, 2018. If a radio stations don’t register with DUCAPRO and pay royalties, they can receive a fine.

Radio stations owners protested against the idea, and even said to change their format into a ‘talk radio’ to avoid paying for fees.

According to DUCAPRO, the monthly fee allows radio stations to play commercial music anytime.

But the Aruban Broadcasting Association ditched DUCAPRO agreement and sign a deal with BUMASTEMRA(Dutch Company) to pay music royalties fee thats are lower and reasonable than DUCAPRO.

Not everyone will be charged the same rate, but according to the size of the listeners and amount of registered commercial music playtime.

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Open The Border To Import Fruits, Vegetables & Fish

The maritime border between Venezuela and Aruba is still closed.

Since the border was closed in January, local market owners haven’t received any fruits, vegetables or fish from Venezuela. They are forced to import goods from other countries, which are more expensive and take longer to deliver.

Local market owners asked the prime minister to reopen the border for at least the importation of fruits, vegetables and fish.

However, the Aruban government can’t reopen the border yet, because they are still waiting for the authorities in Venezuela to send a document with all the conditions that Aruba needs to abide by in order to reopen the border for importation of products by boat.

The prime minister sent a representatives to Venezuela this week in order to speed up the process to reopen the border, at least for fruits, vegetables and fish.

Predictions For Hurricane Season In Aruba 2018

International and local meteorologists predict that this year’s hurricane season will be as bad, or worse, than last year.

The hurricane season starts from June 3 to September 30.

Meteorologists are predicting 14 storms and 7 hurricanes, that will form this year. Out of the 7 hurricanes, 3 will fall in the range of category three or five.

The tendency is for hurricanes not to directly hit Aruba, because the island is located right outside of the paths hurricanes take in the Caribbean.

Hurricane research caribbean already named these storms – Alberto, Beryl, Chris and Debby.

Aruba is known for its trade winds and cooling breeze, but the wind has picked up a bit due to the upcoming hurricane season.

The meteorological department warns beachgoers for strong winds, currents and waves.

Island TipsUse these handy beach towel clips to keep your towel from flying away.


Watch The World Cup in Aruba

Aruba Bank and Tele Aruba sign an agreement to transmit every soccer game by FIFA World Cup 2018.

Although the islands favorite team (The Netherland) is not participating in the World Cup, there are plenty of other teams to cheer for!

The first game will be Russia against Saudi Arabia on June 14, 2018 (11:00 AM Aruban Time). There will be different bars and restaurants near the hotel area that will transmit games live on big screen tv’s.

Do you like to watch the World Cup?

If so, join the locals at your favorite bar on the island and enjoy the games.

Biggest Ship in The World Docks in Aruba

One of the biggest cruise ships in the world docked in Aruba this week – freedom of the seas.

Freedom of the Seas is a cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International and iy can accommodate 3,634 passengers and 1,300 crew on fifteen passenger decks.

The harbour was dredged 12 meters deep, before the gigantic ship docked in Aruba’s cruise port.

It’s the first time a ship of this size visits Aruba.

Director of Aruba Ports Authority said that the facility will be renovated and in the upcoming years to accommodate more boats and biggers ships


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Updates on Infrastructure Developments in Aruba

The minister of infrastructure, director of public works of Aruba and owner from company in charge of construction of new watty vos boulevard (WvB) beltway reunited to discuss the roundabout near cumana, that used to overflood when it rains.

According to the  director of the public department, the flooding issue near the roundabout near cumana has been solved. However, the bigger part of construction is now taking place.

There’s over 150 contractors working on the WvB.

The construction of the roundabout near superfood is still not complete, but it’s running on schedule, the director of public works will be announcing new updates and deviations around this area soon.




Law To Increase Tax Discussed This Week

Members of the parliament discussed the law that has to be approved to increase tax as of July 1, 2018.

The prime minister called the tax “crisis ontheffing” and will increase from 3,5% to 6%.

Earthquake Felt in Aruba

Last week Sunday before sunset (around 18:40 PM), a lot of locals and tourist posted on Facebook that they felt the earth shake in certain parts of the island.

The department of meteorology and sources in venezuela confirmed seismic activity with a maginiture 3,1 that originated about 14 kilometers from the southeast coast of the island.


Late Start For Turtle Season This Year

Turtle season started in Aruba a few weeks ago.

However, the director of (tortuga Aruba) is concerned about the current turtle nesting season.

According to her, the Caribbean (including Aruba) is experiencing the slowest start to nesting season ever. Because people drive vehicles on the beach sand, destroying turtle nests, and this keeps the turtles from nesting.

According to the minister of environment, it’s illegal for all vehicles to drive on the beach or dunes, with the exception of local authorities in case of an emergency.

Turtle nest near grape field beach protected by baricade.

Have Respect For Our Beaches & Sand Dunes

According to the president of (tortuga foundation), there’s already 7 turtle nests around the island.

The baby turtles take about 2 months (60-70 days) before the eggs hatch.

Tortuga Aruba asks the locals and visitors to respect our beaches and sand dunes! It’s against the law to drive on them. When you drive on the beach or sand dunes, the vegetation gets disrupted, which endagares the local flora and fauna that depends on this habitat.

Instead of driving on the dunes, take the dirt roads and rocky trails in Aruba’s outback when offroading and stay of the beaches and sand dunes!

Please don’t drive on the beach or dunes, it’s illegal!




Airport Renovations gateway 2030

Construction works started to renovate and expand Aruba’s airport.

The project is called “Gateway 2030”.

According to the CEO of the airport, the construction works are executed by phases. Before the end of 2019, construction works will start on the new main terminal.

The first part of the project is scheduled to be completed within the next 5 years. However certain facilities will be completed within 18 months (3 additional airplane gates, new luggage system and central check in hall).

The project also includes a new preclearance for US visitors, with an improved security control system approved by the TSA.

The project promises shorter waiting times and faster check ins once finished.

It’s estimated that the project will costs around 160 million dollars and should be completed in 2022.

The airport will be renovated from top to bottom.

Balashi Beer Gets A New Look

The balashi beer brand was launched this week.

No changes were made to the taste of the beer. However, the green color of the bottle is more shiny than before, with balashi logo in a bold red color and a gold fofoti tree.

Two new balashi beer bottles

The beer cans also have a new style, finished with a dark green color, red balashi logo and fofoti tree (there’s also a lot of gold color incorporated also on the can).

The new beer can design.

Balashi is brewed locally on the island (barley and hop imported from Europe, and fresh water from Aruba) with a recipe that’s nearly two decades old.

Drink a balashi on Aruba, and taste how good it feels to be on the happiest island in the world.


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The Border Between Venezuela & ABC Islands Remains Closed For Boats

The Aruban government decided to keep the borders between Venezuela closed for boats, after a meeting with customs and maritime department from the ABC islands.

The meeting was a follow up on the recent encounter between the minister of exterior relations from Netherlands and Venezuelan authorities to reopen the border based on terms to be decided between ABC islands and Venezuela in an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding)

Bonaire and Curacao already signed the MOU and reopened the border for boats, but the islands prime minister wants to ensure clarity, transparency and stricter border controls for Aruba before reopening it fo maritime traffic.

The prime minister wants boats from Venezuela to comply with different points within the MOU.

  • Only boats that are licensed to export from Venezuela and comply with all security regulations are allowed in Aruba
  • Only goods with certification from Venezuela can be imported
  • And only people with proper documents are allowed on the boats.

The MOU also includes setting scheduled departure dates & time, mooring positions, and document control before docking.

The air traffic is restored and normal again, but only the maritime communication between Aruba and Venezuela is closed since January 5, 2018.

Whether the border between Aruba and Venezuela will open depends on a meeting with authorities from Venezuela scheduled in June.




Report Your Concerns About Aruba’s Infrastructure & Environment

The government department of planning and infrastructure launched a new website (infraruba) that allows users to report any concerns regarding the islands infrastructure, waste management, housing, security, nature and environment.

Infraruba is an innovative platform that involves the community in the process of keeping the island clean and maintaining the infrastructure.

You can also see how much cases have been reported, how many are being attended to and completed.

All concerns will be processed by the City Inspector Bureau.

Infraruba is a new project between different stakeholders like Department of Infrastructure & Planning, FCCA, Kadaster, Serliamar, Department of Nature & Environment, City Inspector, DTI and National Park Arikok.

Report any concerns on the infraruba website.

Together we can help keep Aruba clean, and protect our natural resources!

Judge Orders Barricades Around Wetland Near Palm Beach

The court ruled in favor of Aruba Birdlife Conservation to protect wetland area near Palm Beach from construction.

According to the judge, the barrier around the wetland area (located in the back of The Mill Resort & Suites) will stay in place. It’s currently barricaded, but the judge ordered large boulders to replace the barricades. (deadline in 2 weeks).

The court also ruled the government to actively protect this wetland area from now on.

In 2013 all 21 members of Parliament of Aruba voted unanimously in favor of ABC’s proposition to place 16 nature areas under the national parks protection.

This wetland in Palm Beach is one of the sixteen nature areas.


Foam Boxes Prohibited As Of Next Year

Members of the parliament approved a motion to ban foam food boxes, plates and cups.

The motion was approved with 20 votes and 1 vote against. It’s another step towards a cleaner island, with plastic bags already banned since last year.

The government will pass a “landsbesluit” which prohibits the use, importation and distribution of foam boxes and cups. It’s going to take a while before the new law is implemented, it’s expected to be enforced on January 1, 2019.

Foam boxes and cups will be replaced by biodegradable items which minimizes the effect on the islands environment.

The government will start different awareness campaigns against foam boxes and cups in July.

Government Plans To Reduce Tariff For Water & Electricity

The prime minister announced a reduction for the water and electricity tariff. But, it’s not sure when it will be implemented.

It all depends on the result of the annual governmental financial breakdown for 2017.

According to the prime minister, the tariff reduction is intended as a alleviation for the upcoming tax increase (known as crisisheffing) this summer.  

How much the reduction is going to be, is not yet know.

HOH signs Agreement with VUmc

The director of Aruba’s hospital (Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospital – HOH) signed a MOU with VUmc (Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre) to continue their partnership, to provide medical education and specialization for nurses and medical workers on the island.

VUmc has been working together with HOH since 2010.

This is the second time since 2015 that VUmc and HOH decide to resign an agreement to continue working together on elevating the quality within the medical field in Aruba.  

The minister of health also recently opened the new rooms for cardiology and radiology in the new bed tower hospital (an additional medical facility next to the current hospital building).


American Airlines Announce Flights Into Aruba From Two New Gateways

American Airlines announced the expanding into the US Market out of Aruba with two new flight services between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport & O’Hare Chicago International Airport.

The official flights from these two new gateways will start on December 22, 2018. But you can book flights as of May 14, 2018.

Are you based around these areas?

If so you’ve got some new routes to fly to Aruba, even if it’s going to be your first time on the island.

These new flight connection into Aruba from the MidWest adds more possibilities for travelers looking for a Caribbean escape in this area.

Book your trip to Aruba as soon as possible.

Soul Beach Music Festival Will Be Big: 5000 Tourists Expected!

This year will be the 18th edition of Aruba soul beach music festival.

It’s the place to be during Memorial Day Weekend on the island (May 23 – 29, 2018).

From beach events and pool parties to award winning performances by Alicia Keys, Guy, Maxwell, and Sevyn Streeter. The event also promises laughs on comedy night headlining Marlon Wayans.

It’s expected that over 5000 tourists will be visiting this years soul music festival. And the event is also well visited by locals, so it’s going to be BIG!




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Possible Moratorium on Hotels in Aruba

The parliament in Aruba brought forward a motion to implement a moratorium on hotels (and condominiums).
It was announced after the local community expressed through public demonstrations and on social media their discontent with upcoming hotel projects on the island. Not only the local community disapproves of these projects, but also different NGOs are opposed to them.

According to members of the parliament the expansion of more hotel rooms will have a negative impact on many dimensions of the island, including nature, environment and infrastructure of the island.

The building of new hotels also means that workers have to immigrate  to manage the rooms. On average it takes 2 people for every additional room.

In 2010 the previous government approved a moratorium against construction of hotels, timeshares and condominiums for at least 10 years. But despite the agreement deals were still made to create additional 7.000 hotel rooms.

Since 2001 a total of 15 condominiums were built, and there’s already agreement signed to construct more.

The moratorium will counts for hotels and condominiums, with exceptions of boutique hotels with no more than 150 rooms (without the possibility to expansion) and excluding the district of San Nicolas.

It’s expected that the deals already signed to build more hotels will leave the island in 2020 with additional 4.500 rooms. This means about 24.000 thousand people have to immigrate to the island to work in the hotel industry in the next 3 – 5 years.

Aruba has one of the highest room density in the Caribbean followed by the cayman islands.
Aruba Timeshare Association (ATSA) also supports the possible moratorium on hotels.

According to the organization, the construction of hotel rooms should be regulated, before it gets out of hand.

The president of ATSA said that only hotel developments that make sense and that are necessary should be allowed.

According to the central bureau of statistics (CBS) for every 100 hotel jobs created on the island only 7 will be granted towards locals, the rest will be given to immigrants who also come with at least 3 family members in Aruba.
Constructing more hotels will have an affect on our:

  • Nature and environment
  • Increase the cost of pension and medical care system
  • It saturates recreational areas like our precious beaches and increases traffic.

On the other hand, constructing more hotels will benefit the island financially, but does it matter if it has so much negative impacts?




Tropicana Casino in Aruba Not For Sale

Did you hear the news about the $1.85 billion dollar deal to fuse the gambling and hotel operations of Tropicana to El Dorado Resorts?

Maybe you’re wondering what this means for the Tropicana resort in Aruba?

There’s no need to worry because the huge hotel deal includes the sale of Tropicana Entertainment Inc.’s real estate to Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc, which doesn’t include Tropicana’s Aruba assets.

Eldorado Resorts is going to acquiring the operating assets of seven casinos in six states, including two in Nevada.

The casinos are…

  • Tropicana Laughlin Hotel and Casino
  • MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa in South Lake Tahoe
  • Casinos in Indiana (Tropicana Evansville)
  • Louisiana (Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel)
  • Mississippi (Trop Casino Greenville)
  • Missouri (Lumière Place)
  • New Jersey (Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City).

Management of El Dorado said the Aruba property was not included in the sale because they don’t believe it would be worth acquiring.


Start of Turtle Nest Season On Eagle Beach

This week two turtle nests were discovered.

The nests are located near the low rise hotel area in palm beach. Volunteers from Tortuga Aruba closed off the nests with barricades to protect the eggs.

Since the beginning of March this foundation has been monitoring the beaches known to be frequented by egg laying leatherback turtles. From the beach in front of Amsterdam Manor until the beach near Divi Tamarijn.

Leatherback sea turtles are the largest species of turtles in the world, and we’re lucky enough to have them as repeat guests on our island.

Last year (2017) a total of 18 turtle nests were laid, lets see if these turtles can break the record this year.

Frontiers Still Partially Closed Between Venezuela & ABC Islands

The frontiers between Venezuela and ABC islands is open again after a meeting between the vice president and minister of exterior relations in The Netherlands.

However the frontier is only opened for aviation traffic, the borders remain closed for boats.

The Aruban Government is still waiting for documentation by the Venezuelan authorities that cover the regulations necessary to allow boats in again.

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More Police in Aruba Means More Safety

The minister of Justice recently announced that before the ending of 2018 about 58 new cops will join the police force.

According to the minister he is working on implementing new systems to combat “high impact crimes” on the island.

This will be done by reintroducing a helicopter in Aruba, using drones to vigilate certain areas and police cars will get a computer to exercise better controls and screenings.

The minister is also working on updating laws made in 1817 that are outdated and ineffective for the modern times.



More Protected Areas in Aruba

The minister of infrastructure recently announced that the government is exploring the possibilities to expand the 16 areas that are protected in Aruba.

According to the minister 3 areas which are known for archaeological importance will be protected soon.

These areas will not only be protected from developments but will be designated to continue archaeological research.

Government Plans To Open Traffic For Downtown Area (but can’t yet)

The government announced that they will open the mainstreet in the downtown area of Aruba for traffic a few months ago. But due to an ongoing dispute in court with the company who was in charge of renovating the mainstreet, the government can’t fulfill its promise yet.

The construction company (Mantbraca Corporation) took the Aruban government to court for refusing to pay for the remodeling of the downtown area, this was confirmed by the lawyer of Mantbraca.

However the Aruban government is of opinion that the rehabilitation works were not completed in time, and the payments should not be paid due to fines the company received for taking too long to finish the project.

As long as the case is ongoing, cars can’t pass in the mainstreet according to the minister of infrastructure.

First Ever Drone Racing Competition in Aruba

This week the first ever drone racing competition was held on the island.

It was a historical day as the first time the island experienced such a competition.

The competition was held at setup parkour at bushiribana complex better known as mambo beach. It was a FPV (first person view) drone race, which the  drone pilot uses a special headgear to see what’s going on.

Participants came from The Netherlands, Curacao and Aruba.

Air Century Announces Flights From Dominican Republic To Aruba

Marketing coordinator from Air Century announced to a large group of representatives of the press and the tourism industry, that the airline company received authorization to start operations, from its HUB of the Caribbean in Santo Domingo, to Aruba.

Other destinations that also included in the new flight route are Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

All these changes will take place officially in June.



Food Truck Festival

The end of month April brings with it what has become a tradition on the island – food truck festival.

Food trucks have become popular on the island for people who want a bite to eat in the middle of the night. Whether its after a long night of partying or just late night cravings there’s over a dozen types of “truck foods” available for every palette of taste buds.

Are you going to be on the island during April 27 – 28, 2018?

If so do yourself a favor and make your way to this eat local festival, you’ll be sorry if someone else told you how good it was. The event will take place at Plaza Daniel Leo from 7:00 – 11:00 on both days.

There’s going to be locals, tourists, live music, local food trucks, craft beers and you’re all that’s missing here…

I’m definitely going to attend the event, and will be making a recap of the festival (lookout for the post).

New Pina Colada Mixes at Hilton Resort

Bartenders at Hilton Resort added a new twist to one of the most popular drinks in the Caribbean.

They revamped the pina colada with help of a bacardi ambassador mixologist.

Now you can choose between 3 versions of the pina colada – a skinny colada, just as sweet as the original one, but it has less calories. They also have the coco mango colada and banana pina colada.

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Skinny Colada, Coco Mango Colada & Banana Pina Colada.

Skinny colada is made from bacardi limon rum, bacardi gold and pineapple juice. Coco mango is made from bacardi rum superior, pineapple juice, coconut cream, splash of lemon of juice and fresh cut mangos. Banana pina colada is made from bacardi rum superior, bacardi gold rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, sliced banana and vanilla syrup.

During this last couple of weeks many establishments on the island that serve drinks received a certification from bacardi ambassadors including mixology trainings.

These 3 new pina colada drinks including other specials are available at the Gilligan’s Seafood Shack and Castaways Bar.

Try them as soon as you can because they’re only available for a limited time.




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CITGO Promises To Continue Rehabilitation of Refinery

A few weeks ago, representatives of CITGO announced that they were slowing down the rehabilitation of the refinery due to sanctions by the US Government.

They were on the island this week to discuss a possible restart of the project.

During a meeting with the Prime Minister of Aruba, and the Director of RDA (refineria di Aruba), representatives of CITGO promised to continue the rehabilitation project.

This will be executed with a new plan and strategy.

A major issue for the project was financing, mainly because of the US sanctions imposed on the company. However, they promised to find financing to continue the rehabilitation of the refinery.

According to one of the contractors in charge of constructing a mancamp for expats, they haven’t received in arrear payments from CITGO yet.

They are not so sure about CITGO’s claim to continue with the refinery.

Marine Park Soon A Reality in Aruba

Minister of infrastructure announced that the long awaited Aruba Marine Park will be a reality soon.

The marine park is a selection of areas under water that are going to be protected by law, in order to conserve and protect its marine life. It will be runned by a foundation that is independent from the Aruban Government.

It’s a project that’s been in the pipeline for several years, according to the minister of tourism. But due to unfortunate circumstances, the marine park project was halted, until now.

The department of nature & environment, together with TNO are researching the required laws that need to be implemented in order to protect and conserve Aruba’s marine life.

According to the Minister, the project should be a reality very soon, before 2018 ends.




More Freedom & Flexibility for Medical Graduates in Aruba

Medical school graduates from the Caribbean, Latin America and other regions may soon practice medicine on the island.

This was confirmed by the minister of health during a press conference this week. However, before this becomes a reality, a change needs to take place within the BIG register in Aruba.

Better known as AruBIG, it’s a registration system, that prevents medics to work on the island if they are not registered in The Netherlands.

The BIG register functions as a way to guarantee a high quality of medical service on the island, compared to the Dutch medical standard. But, with the new changes that will take place within AruBIG, it will give the island more freedom and flexibility to employ medics.

This presents opportunities for those who practice medicine and always wanted to work in Aruba.

Official news will be announced by the health minister, after changes within AruBIG are complete.

Justice Minister Passes Law To Authorize Police To Control illegals

The Minister of Justice announced that a new decree will be implemented soon that will authorize the police to control illegals.

The police had the authorization to do this, however, it was stripped away by the previous Minister of Justice almost a decade ago.

Since then, controlling of illegals was in charge of the coast guard and Aruban customs.

According to the Minister of Justice, this is a necessary tool for the police, to control our borders, and protect the island from undesired visitors.

Compare Grocery Prices With New App

Minister of Finances introduced a new app to compare prices for groceries in the supermarket.

This was done in an effort to stop local Chinese supermarkets from jacking up the prices for basic need products, which have a fixed price by the Government.

The main basic goods that have a fixed price by the Government are: sugar, coffee, powdered milk, white bread, tea, rice, flour, baby food, butter, cooking oil and eggs.

More items will be added soon to the list of basic food by the Government.

Consumers can now report any supermarket for charging extra for basic food items.

Price for gasoline and diesel will also be available on the app.

The app will be officially rolled out to the public.



Gas Prices Heading Up

Minister of finances also announced an increase of gas prices.

Gasoline is now 2,3 cents more expensive (195,5 cent per liter). The price of diesel is now 0,4 cents cheaper (164,6 cents per liter).

Take note of the changes in gas prices, if you’re renting a car in Aruba.

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Chipped Number Plates Soon in Aruba

Justice minister announced that he will introduce new number plates that include chips.

The new system will facilitate the control for traffic violations, pending road tax payments and other similar information.  

According to the Minister, the new chipped number plates will be available in November 2018.

Venezuela Opens Borders Between ABC Islands

The vice president of Venezuela opens border between ABC islands, after a meeting with the Minister of exterior relations in The Netherlands.

Venezuela closed its frontiers in the first week of January, after the President accused the neighboring islands for trafficking contraband like minerals, metals and other items.

Although the frontiers are open, it doesn’t mean “business can resume as usual”, according to the Prime Minister of Aruba.

Because as of now, there’s going to be stricter controls and conditions, for travellers, importation of fruits, vegetables and other products from Venezuela.

The Minister of Transportation announced, boats that are not registered in Venezuela can’t dock in Aruba.

He also mentioned that those who travel to or from Venezuela also need proper documentation, and all imported products need to be tagged correctly, by place of origin, including certificates.


Alert For Strong Winds

The department of meteorology warns for strong winds as of April 14.

According to forecasts, the winds will be stronger than usual, which will result in rougher beach conditions and bigger waves.

Rain is not expected, as the weather will be fairly dry, but windy.

The beaches on the east, north and northwest coast of the island will be affected by the strong winds.

Temperatures on the island will fluctuate between 26 – 32 degrees celsius.

Flip Flop Festival

It’s almost time for one of the best beach festivals on Aruba.

Flip flop is a 3 day consecutive event, with a welcome party at emotions nightclub on April 28. Followed by a pool party at renaissance hotel on April 29 and ending with the main event on April 30, 2018!

The main event will take place at bushiri beach arena, with performances by:

  • Fat Joe
  • KaRoL G
  • Alborosie
  • Beenie Man
  • Jeon

General tickets and weekend passes are available at all CITGO stations: palm beach, boulevard, santa cruz and essoville.

VIP gold weekend pass $675.00 – 3 day access for 6 people, vip table (and 1 premium bottle) for main event.

General admission for main event $41.50

Early bird VIP single weekend pass $70.00 (limited amount) – 3 day access to all events & vip standing area on main event.


Soul Beach Music Festival

Are you ready to visit Aruba during memorial day weekend?

It’s going to be one of a kind experience, with performances by Alicia Keys, Maxwell and comedian Marlon Wayans

SBMF will take place during May 23 – 29, did you already book your tickets?

More information about the Caribbean’s biggest soul music festival will be released soon.

Aruba Summer Music Festival

Summer is going to be hot in Aruba!

The party keeps going during ASMF l, featuring artist like Ozuna, Nacho, Victor Manuelle, Fonseca, Eddy Herrera and Felipe Pelaez.

The event will take place on June 29 – 30, 2018 at the harbour arena.

More information about ticket prices will be released soon.

Book Your Summer Trip To Aruba

Before you know it, it’s summer!

There’s no where you’d rather be on the world than in Aruba…

Book your trip to Aruba as soon as and get the best airfare rates possible.

Here’s a guide to book cheapest flights out to the Caribbean. 

There’s various hotels that have specials during the summer, keep your eyes open for sales places to stay in Aruba.


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