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  1. Thread: Peanut butter

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    Peanut butter? The peanut butter at VDT is as...

    Peanut butter? The peanut butter at VDT is as good as anything, anywhere. In fact, though we rarely eat it at home, it actually makes the picnic rotation in Bonaire.

    There have been quite a few...
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    Hi Tish: Thanks for that advice. Auto City,...

    Hi Tish:

    Thanks for that advice. Auto City, nor anyone else sells Hondas on Bonaire now, but if they used to, there is a good chance they would have the Honda software for coding the transponder....
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    Programming a Transponder Key in Bonaire?

    We have 2 keys for our 2014 Honda CRV, but I would like to get a third. I have the key code so can get the key cut, but I will need to have the transponder programmed. I thought that could be done by...
  4. Hi John We are part way through a possible...

    Hi John

    We are part way through a possible transition after acquiring an apartment here and bringing a car to Bonaire, but we have not established residency which may or not occur in future. I do...
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    Thanks Steve. I think the route you you took...

    Thanks Steve.

    I think the route you you took is also an excellent one. You get exactly the new car you want, the warranty, service and support locally from Akkermanns. With their volume, the...
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    Back to the topic of bringing a car from the...

    Back to the topic of bringing a car from the USA...

    I promised to post an update on costs and process once it was all complete.

    Process:

    Deliver the car to Amcar in Miami. Have original and...
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    Yesterday while diving at Candyland, the first...

    Yesterday while diving at Candyland, the first tanker I have seen in over a month pulled in to Bopec. I could hear-and feel-every beat of the propeller, and those of the two tugs as they passed by. ...
  8. Thanks for that suggestion, Bob. I emailed...

    Thanks for that suggestion, Bob.

    I emailed Bruce and got a fast and helpful reply. Unfortunately, he does not claim to be an expert on Canadian tax law and did not have a local recommendation....
  9. Tax Advisors for Canadians Planning Retirement in Bonaire

    We bought an apartment in Bonaire last year and we are enjoying our visits to the island. In October 2020 I will retire and we hope to establish residency thereafter.

    Bruce Zavon has been...
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    Thanks Steve and CNautico for your helpful...

    Thanks Steve and CNautico for your helpful replies. I will talk to both companies and see what they can do for us.

    Andy
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    I contacted John through email. Apparently he had...

    I contacted John through email. Apparently he had some phone trouble.

    On on a separate but related vein, I thought I saw a post on here some time ago about storing one's car while away from the...
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    Congratulations Steve! Do you have a phone...

    Congratulations Steve!

    Do you have a phone number for John? The one on the web site answers with a recording that says the number cannot take incoming calls.
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    Quick update: Patricia at Rocargo was very...

    Quick update:

    Patricia at Rocargo was very helpful today. She did not tell me the answers I wanted to hear regarding establishing import value, but we will see how that works out and report on the...
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    Thanks for that info, Steve. I think we should...

    Thanks for that info, Steve. I think we should touch base with Rocargo ahead of time to see what their process will be like and to ensure they base the taxes on the US dollar value instead of using...
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    Just to throw some new life into this old...

    Just to throw some new life into this old thread....

    After looking at the sparse pickings available on the island over our last few trips, we bought a Honda CR-V in Canada, did a non-stop 25 hour...
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    You can shop here, right in the center of town,...

    You can shop here, right in the center of town, and find rice, spam and luridly hued soft drinks just like 50 years ago. But the name has changed to Top Market. But most of us with European or North...
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    As promised, here is a follow up: We swung by...

    As promised, here is a follow up:

    We swung by Zarpin at about 4 this afternoon and met an extremely personable young gentleman who showed us the fish in his display case. There were some pre-cut...
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    We did a low pass by the third spot today, but...

    We did a low pass by the third spot today, but being Sunday it was closed. It is now the third from last house as someone built one more, and as stated in mcgoslers last submission is now blue, not...
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    Appreciate the response. We will explore those...

    Appreciate the response. We will explore those options and report back.


    Andy
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    Fish Market in Bonaire

    There are many great restaurants in Bonaire, but we are now spending so much time here that we mostly like to cook at home. The variety of choices at Van Den Tweel and elsewhere has improved over...
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    Yesterday, diving at an unmarked entry in between...

    Yesterday, diving at an unmarked entry in between Angel City and Alice in Wonderland I was surprised to see a large modern style, square shouldered anchor that could hold a Hilma Hooker sized ship....
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    As a another update to my experience, MCB...

    As a another update to my experience, MCB eventually responded to my email, but we were along the path to starting an account at Banco did Caribe. Our meeting went well there and we presented all the...
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    We stayed in Exclusief 9, Casa de Presa, for 5...

    We stayed in Exclusief 9, Casa de Presa, for 5 weeks this winter. The layout is essentially the same as 7 and 7a. It was all freshly painted and very tastefully decorated. Like 7a, it had no oven but...
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    To update my experience so far: Neither MCB...

    To update my experience so far:

    Neither MCB nor RBC have responded to my emails.

    Banco di Caribe did respond promptly and seemed amenable to providing an appointment when we next come to...
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