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  1. The Donkey Sanctuary desperately needs our help

    Hi everyone,

    The Donkey Sanctuary is not receiving any aid from the government, and Marina has been paying for the cost of approximately one thousand donkeys in her care out of her own pocket...
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    Hi everyone, About 2 am this morning I woke to...

    Hi everyone,

    About 2 am this morning I woke to thunder and heavy rain. Our bed is under the part of the roof that has the solar panels so we hear rain on them when itís heavy. (And we are happy...
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    Hi Bob, Since my initial post, we got enough...

    Hi Bob,
    Since my initial post, we got enough rain this afternoon that some downtown streets flooded and the police closed them to traffic until they could drain. The rain stopped about an hour ago,...
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    Gonzalo bringing rain

    Hi everyone,

    The outer bands of the tropical storm are currently bringing intermittent heavy rain here on Bonaire. Since we don’t get a lot of rainfall here, it’s great for the plants and...
  5. Bonaire children have made a video to invite you back to the island

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3057839427664025

    So precious. Title is in Dutch but video is in English.

    Until the planes fly again, hope you enjoy this.

    All the best,
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    Original articles said there would be no cruise...

    Original articles said there would be no cruise ships till 2021, then the latest press said not before November. Apparently only one cruise ship line has expressed a desire to come back before 2021,...
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    I hear you. We had a trip planned next week to...

    I hear you. We had a trip planned next week to NY where we rented a lake house for 2 weeks (answering the question ďif you live on Bonaire, where do you vacation?Ē). We planned to visit our...
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    No word on when flights from US will resume. No...

    No word on when flights from US will resume. No cruise ships before November at the earliest. When Aruba opens to US travelers, Bonaire will shut the airspace between Bonaire and Aruba. The US is...
  9. Thread: Internet

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    Hi Mel, Thanks for the kind words. You donít...

    Hi Mel,
    Thanks for the kind words. You donít need equipment from off-island for regular internet service, either provider will supply it as part of your service. Since I wrote that post, there...
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    Me either Mel. I've been taking Papiamentu...

    Me either Mel. I've been taking Papiamentu lessons and can do basic conversations and order in restaurants, but my most commonly used words are still Ablief? ("what does that mean?) and poco poco...
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    Update on flights to Bonaire from Governor's speech

    The Governor indicated that flights from the Netherlands will resume, with up to 1,000 visitors per week. Flights from the US are still banned, since this is considered a high risk for COVID-19. ...
  12. Bonaire airspace possibly open June 15 for residents of Netherlands residents

    Hi everyone,

    You can find the full details on the websites Bonaire.nu and the bes reporter. No word yet on when flights can come in from other countries. The local government will decide if...
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    Bonaire.nu just printed that the flight ban has...

    Bonaire.nu just printed that the flight ban has been extended for Bonaire after it expires tomorrow, as expected. Instead of the two week intervals they have extended by in the past, this latest...
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    I think you’re right. Even when Bonaire residents...

    I think you’re right. Even when Bonaire residents here return home, they are subject to a guarded 2 week quarantine at a central location. The return of tourists would be dependent on their country...
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    Thank you, and thanks to all of you who are...

    Thank you, and thanks to all of you who are trying to return to Bonaire. That is the best thing you can do for this place we all love, to help the economy that is dependent on your visits.

    We...
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    Things are opening up on Bonaire

    Hi Everyone,

    Happy news for a change. After our governor indicated easing of restrictions, the schools will be reopened May 11 and restaurants are beginning to re-open.

    This morning we went...
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    Hi, Happy to give a dive update, thanks for...

    Hi,
    Happy to give a dive update, thanks for asking. We live on Bonaire and we and our our friends are still diving. The visibility is great, the water is about 82 degrees at depth, and the sites...
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    Hi, I posted this in another stream, but it...

    Hi,
    I posted this in another stream, but it actually fits in this one.

    The government is repatriating Bonaire residents who were off the island when the virus hit in other countries. This is a...
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    The government is repatriating Bonaire residents...

    The government is repatriating Bonaire residents who were off the island when the virus hit in other countries. This is a staggered process of residents flying in every few weeks, at which point the...
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    Hi everyone, This from the Bonaire airport...

    Hi everyone,

    This from the Bonaire airport website, another two week extension of the flight ban. The previous extension was also two weeks from the one before that. We look to the flamingo...
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    Good news update on the virus on Bonaire

    Hi everyone,

    The two cases we had on Bonaire that had isolated are now recovered, and the drive-through testing which tested 191 people showed all negative tests, per the BES Reporter.

    Since...
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    First case of virus on Bonaire

    Hi everyone,
    I’m sad to report that our governor confirmed this afternoon our first case of the virus. It was a person who had contact with someone from Aruba who was here on the island. The...
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    Update on coronavirus

    Hi everyone,

    We are fortunate that there are still no confirmed cases of the virus on Bonaire. Dutch islands Statia and Saba have just reported their first cases, joining Aruba, St.Martin and...
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    Hi everyone, Here is the info that was just...

    Hi everyone,

    Here is the info that was just released on Bonaire:
    Based on current information from the Ministries of Infrastructure and Health (RIVM), the decision has been made to extend...
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    Hi Rocio, It’s very hard to start building when...

    Hi Rocio,
    It’s very hard to start building when you’re off the island. Builders, like architects, banks, and other companies, get so many emails and calls from off-island people who want...
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