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    Today's Rona 04/03/18

    Very interesting reading, 2 exceptional points;
    1. Those beach vendors are being made to obey the rules.
    2. Some chatter about the dump closure, cleanup and recycling.

    I enjoy most of Rona's articles.


    Otmar King of Aruba


    I enjoyed the weekend, and this morning on my walk along the Malmok strip, the trash levels were totally under control. Sometimes I encounter the unholiest of sights on my morning strolls, but today is a good day. Locals enjoyed the beaches and took their trash along with them. As it should be, we should all be responsible for our own junk.
    Our beaches.
    Last week, DOW and KPA removed an unlicensed beach vendor from Palm Beach. He’s been warned for two months that due to his shaky legal status, he will be exorcized. He did not budge. On the contrary, he built a bigger palm-thatched palapa for his clutter. So finally, a crew of DOW moved in, removed the hundreds of chairs he had illegally stacked, and will bill him for the transport to his new location.
    On behalf of all of us concerned, thank you so much.
    I attended a Carrying Capacity meeting recently in the MFA Noord — which we will be paying for starting this summer via the tax increase — and there was a sense of real urgent despair to save the beaches from being overrun and over-exploited, this long-awaited move by DOW and KPA is welcome.
    According to Chief Winklaar, KPA Noord, he is working on a general beach regulation document which all vendors will have to sign and adhere to.
    The remaining, compliant beach vendor on the Hilton Beach is encouraged by resort ownership to upgrade his chairs and umbrellas and give them a classy South Beach look.
    I wish the hotel would conduct some chair wiping classes, on Arashi and Catalina beaches, because the vendors there shamelessly rent filthy and broken beach chairs for $30 a day, tax free!
    They don’t even wave a cleaning rag over the chair before renting it, let lone report that income to the government.
    Besides being grateful to Chief Winklaar, the Minister of Infrastructure must be acknowledged for his part in the cleanup.
    He is a politician, and under pressure to hug and hold voters, but he did the right thing this time. The gang evicted from the beach was not employing locals, as they falsely claimed, their motley crew of migrants were stealing towels and intimidating guests with their sloppy attire and erratic conduct.
    So, thank you Minister Otmar Oduber for supporting the hotels’ call for help!
    AND
    I am happy to report I heard through the grapevine that an agreement between Siemens & Ecogas is in the works to help us deal with household and commercial trash, close the dump, and join the enlightened world by properly recycling, reducing and reusing.
    The MinInfra’s office is in charge of formulating the agreement, it’s a big job, and following a worldwide search for ideas, and RFPs, requests for proposals, a solid local company and an equally solid international partner, were picked for the job.
    I can assure you minister that there is an island-wide support for that decision, this is exactly what the general-consciousness wants!
    Wikipedia told me that Siemens is incorporated in Germany, has operations in around 190 countries and approximately 285 production and manufacturing facilities, in the fields of Electrification, automation and digitalization, including Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Financial Services, Healthineers – a cross between health and engineering, Automation and Drive System for Steel Mills.



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    Where are her articles now? I haven’t seen anything new for over a month.



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    I am out now but when I get home I will look. I think that I have her on Facebook.
    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    Where are her articles now? I haven’t seen anything new for over a month.

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    I had been reading her on visitaruba.com since she moved there. For some reason I don't see any updated articles since March 1st.



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    i am not a visitaruba.com fan, i follow Rona on Facebook Bati Bleki. https://www.facebook.com/BatiBlekiBuzz/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i am not a visitaruba.com fan, i follow Rona on Facebook Bati Bleki. https://www.facebook.com/BatiBlekiBuzz/
    Me either, but that’s the only place I could read Rona. Don’t do Facebook.



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    Just got her app off the iTunes Store! Got a lot to catch up on!



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