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  1. US tourist who visited Bonaire has positive coronavirus test after returning to USA

    hi everyone,
    Check the BES reporter for details. There is also a Bonaire Facebook coronavirus page to provide info. Apparently the tourist was exposed prior to arrival on Bonaire, had no symptoms...
  2. Yes, Jibe City is closed at this time.

    Yes, Jibe City is closed at this time.
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    Hi JuJu, There is no set date to resume...

    Hi JuJu,

    There is no set date to resume flights. The original ban was supposed to last till the end of March, but now the ban leaves any dates off and just says all flights to Bonaire are...
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    Hi Mel, thanks for the link. The Dutch...

    Hi Mel, thanks for the link. The Dutch government has confirmed (in writing on a Dutch news site a colleague translated for me) that all North American flights to Bonaire have ceased as of 1:30 PM...
  5. Thanks, Randl. Friends flew in on a flight from...

    Thanks, Randl. Friends flew in on a flight from the US today so I don’t think there is requirement for flights from the US to come in empty. I couldn’t find it in any of the Dutch official sources. ...
  6. Update: as of this morning, the Dutch government...

    Update: as of this morning, the Dutch government has banned all planes from Europe and all cruise lines from coming to Bonaire until March 30th. Most cruise lines have done their own 30 day ban...
  7. No Coronavirus here yet, hopefully it stays that way

    Hi everyone,

    Lots of people emailing me to ask about our status, so far we have no reported cases of the virus here on Bonaire. Aruba has 2 cases, and we just heard yesterday that Curaçao had...
  8. Thread: Current temps?

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    As of this morning the water temp at depth at...

    As of this morning the water temp at depth at Andrea 1 ranging between 82 - 83 degrees. The air is lovely (not too hot) and fortunately, there is very little Sargasso smell. This year was much...
  9. Hi everyone, I've gotten the update from my...

    Hi everyone,

    I've gotten the update from my friend who works on the island who got the one year sedula (residency) last year. At that time she indicated to immigration that she was working on the...
  10. Hi Netta, When my friend applied originally, it...

    Hi Netta,
    When my friend applied originally, it was as a person who is going to work on Bonaire with her own company. They gave her a one year sedula. When she went to renew it, she applied as a...
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    I see Roy is adding the address. It's still a...

    I see Roy is adding the address. It's still a little tricky to find, especially at night. Driving up the main road from town, go past the Hato roundabout till you see Bon Bida spa (light blue...
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    Hi, We have a number of new restaurants,...

    Hi,

    We have a number of new restaurants, depending on when you were last here. On the food truck scene Dash Kitchen opened about 9 months ago on the main road just north of town and is now an...
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    Wind Reversal and west coast waves!

    Hi everyone,

    We had some excitement on the waterfront yesterday. We had an unusual type of wind reversal that caused large swells and waves on the western coast of Bonaire. I was eating lunch...
  14. Regarding the new traffic laws, we're all wondering...

    Thanks for posting this. Lots of people on the island talking about this and trying to figure out what these new laws actually entail.

    Is there an open container law? Doesn't look like it.
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  15. Thread: Another GAME

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    [QUOTE=Neptune Nick;459309]barrier island ...

    [QUOTE=Neptune Nick;459309]barrier island


    island dream
  16. Thread: Internet

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    Hi Kristin, We also live in Sabadeco and the...

    Hi Kristin,
    We also live in Sabadeco and the other posters are correct, fiber optic is not here yet. We switched our provider from Telbo to Flamingo, which provides 20 Mb service. My husband is a...
  17. Hi, we on the island are wondering this right now...

    Hi, we on the island are wondering this right now too. The change to the one year sedula is recent, so no one I know has come up to the one year mark yet. Our hope is that it is not a complete...
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    There's also Foodies restaurant, which is neither...

    There's also Foodies restaurant, which is neither on Cai or where Sorobon/Jibe City is, it's sort of between them geographically. Coming from town, drive on Statius Van Eps (road to Donkey...
  19. Change in length of initial sedula for Americans

    Hi everyone,

    When Ian and I moved to Bonaire, we were given a 5 year sedula (residence permit card) that we only have to renew in 5 years. Nationalities other than Dutch and American were given...
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    Hi Anne, Glad you're going to check it out with...

    Hi Anne,
    Glad you're going to check it out with an official, because I've seen it go both ways with friends of ours, and the immigration websites are not always the most up to date. Hope you can...
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    Hi Anne, Dutch and American passport holders can...

    Hi Anne,
    Dutch and American passport holders can stay on Bonaire up to six months a year. Other nationalities, including Canadian, can stay for 90 days, unless they receive an extension (such as...
  22. Hi John, Most of the ex-pats on here are really...

    Hi John,
    Most of the ex-pats on here are really helpful with answers to questions about buying and moving to Bonaire and alot of your questions may already have answers on the moving to Bonaire...
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    Hi everyone, I had lunch at Jibe City yesterday...

    Hi everyone,
    I had lunch at Jibe City yesterday and they've done a wonderful job on clean up. Some seaweed still drifting in, but there was a guy with a rake and a wheelbarrow keeping on top of it...
  24. Thread: Crock pots

    by Kate B
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    I was looking for one this fall for Thanksgiving...

    I was looking for one this fall for Thanksgiving and checked every store on the island I could find, including Bondigro, Superstore and a number of the small convenience stores that carry unusual...
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    Hi Bud, I'm sure you'll get lots of good...

    Hi Bud,

    I'm sure you'll get lots of good recommendations. Here's one you may not have heard of, since it is newly built.

    Coco Loco in Belnem is air conditioned, has a pool, is near Bachelors...
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