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A CULINARY JOURNEY WITHOUT LEAVING THE ISLAND.
Curaçao has always been a melting put of vibrant culinary traditions.
Come experience a new level of style and sophistication at Hyatt Regency Curaçao. Delight in an exhibition kitchen featuring exotic Mediterrean cuisine. Watch the sunset from SHOR, an American Seafood Grill. Enjoy innovative cocktails and an extensive wine list. Now open on the Santa Barbara Plantation. For reservations, call 840 1234. Visit curacao.hyatt.com. Hyatt. You’re More Than Welcome.

celebrate a new level of luxury.
Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. Now open on the Santa Barbara Plantation. Experience a level of style, sophisticiation and
luxury at the all new Hyatt Regency Curaçao. Enjoy a round of golf at the Old Quarry, rejuventate in the Atabei Spa, or relax on the white sand beach. Special offers for Curaçao residents. For reservations, call 840 1234. Visit curacao.hyatt.com. Hyatt. You’re More Than Welcome.

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Reservations are recommended by calling 840-1234. Other restrictions may apply, call for details. HYATT, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® and Hyatt Regency® names, designs and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. ©2010 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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Letter From The Editor
Dear Reader, Welcome to the “Sneak Peek” edition of Curacao Journal. It seemed like just yesterday when I moved from Curacao to the United States. I studied Graphic Design at the School of Arts & Science at Miami Dade College in Florida. Subsequently I studied Marketing Management with a concentration in International Business at the School of Business at Johnson & Wales University in Florida. Since 2004 I’ve been actively working in the Multimedia Design field developing my talents and gaining skillful experience. Hence I have been blessed to obtain a rich background in the Marketing and Graphic Design industry. After Living in the U.S. for over 8 years, I decided it was time to showcase my passion, and put all my experience to good use in my beloved home country- Curacao. Thus I launched Journal Publications B.V. in Dec 2009 with its first goal to publish a series of unprecedented magazines on the island. I personally designed Curacao Journal to be the first full spectrum Lifestyle magazine in Curacao, delivering the latest trends in fashion, beauty, health, art, travel, real estate, education, dining and entertainment. Curacao Journal will be a necessity for tourists exploring the island and a staple in many local homes. In addition Curacao Journal will be raising awareness throughout the year for educational, historical and cultural charitable causes. Producing content that is always ahead of the curve, Curacao Journal has a well rounded editorial staff that delivers first-hand knowledge of new trends. The staff is currently fabricating in-depth interviews with local entrepreneurs, regional celebrities, professional athletes, and chefs of fabulous restaurants and newest “it” hotspots. A read through the pages will be an infectious glimpse into hip island society. I look forward to serving you now and in the future as we embark on a journey to explore the ultimate island lifestyle of Curacao! Yours truly,

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06. Map of CuraCao 08. Map of WIlleMstad 09. IMportant telephone nuMbers 10. hotel dIreCtory 11. renaIssanCe Mall Map 12. ZuIkertuIntje Mall Map 18. hyatt regenCy CuraCao opens doors 20. aCtIVe adVentures
editor-in-Chief stephanIe C. dIjkhuIZen publisher journal publICatIons b.V. koranstraat nst. #2 CuraCao, netherlans antIlles tel: (5999) 697-8172 Contributors CuraCao tourIsM board CoVer shot : roger gIbbs aCtIVe adVentures photos: roger gIbbs anCIent WIsdoM, Modern dIaMond WrItten by: dIana jarrett a beautIful Way to shIne photos: jaIro MaurICIa sole CoMfort photos: stephanIe C. dIjkhuIZen edItorIal produCt and loCatIon shots property of theIr respeCtIVe brands and / or CoMpanIes. WWW.IstoCkphoto.CoM advertising sales journal publICatIons b.V. koranstraat nst. #2 CuraCao, netherlans antIlles tel: (5999) 697-8172 © 2010 journal publICatIons b.V. all rIghts reserVed. reproduCtIon In Whole or In part WIthout WrItten persMIssIon Is prohIbIted.

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32. blue jeans 36. anCIent WIsdoM, Modern dIaMond: the CroWn of lIght 38. Clean & ClassIC fashIon aCCents 44. a beautIful Way to shIne 52. sole CoMfort

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emergency telephone numbers Police department: 911 Fire Department: 911 Hospital: 910 Ambulance: 912 Coast Guard: 913 Tourist Emergency: 917 hospitals Adventist Hospital: 737-1992 St. Elizabeth Hospital: 462-4900 Taams Clinic: 736-5466 airlines Air-Jamaica: 839-1200 American Airlines: 869-5707 Avianca: 869-0122 Avior: 839-1111 DAE: 868-2233 Insel Air: 737-0444 KLM: 736-1422 taxi At the Airport: 868-1220 Central Dispatch: 869-0747 tourist information Curacao Tourist Board: 434-8200 www.curacao.com banks Banco di Caribe: 432-3000 Bank of the Netherlands Antilles: 434-5500 First Caribbean International Bank: 433-8000 Giro Bank: 433-9999 Maduro & Curiel’s Bank: 466-1111 Postspaar Bank: 433-1203 RBTT Bank: 763-8000 Western Union Money Transfer: 737-2760 Consulates Belgium Randulphusweg consubel@morenogroup.com 461-3650 / 560-6339 Bolivia Wolkstraat 15, room 11 tauberh@cura.net 461-4800
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British Consulate Bitterstraat britishconcur@cura.net 461-3900 Italy Bellisimaweg 10 737-5973

Jamaica Canada Plaza Jojo Correa 2-4 (MCB Bank) Habaaiweg 68 motahato@hotmail.com 466-1121 462-6561 Chile Santa Rosaweg 66 Lebanon 737-5875 Winston Churchillweg 159 868-4779 Colombia Wilhelminaplein 25 Norway concolcur@onenet.an Plaza Jojo Correa 2-4 (MCB Bank) 461-4663 xiomara.trotmam@mcb.com 466-1117 Costa Rica Gomezplein 10 htranke@cura.net Portugal 465-8611 Residence Pos Kabai b2 consulcarlosdesousa@yahoo.com Denmark 738-3723 Kaya Bayete 9 damconmmca@onenet.an Spain 869-6686 P/a Dokweg z/n Dominican Republic viceconsul-h-spain@ Kaya Papa Godett 45 licoresmaduro.com consuldomcur@onenet.an 737-6255 465-9777 Suriname Finland Kaya Jacob Posner 11 Schottegatweg Oost parwiscur@curinfo.an helga.mensing@mensings.com 460-0099 737-0222 France Dr. Martin Luther King Blv. 24 otis.curacao@scarlet.an 465-7177 Haiti Grebbelinieweg 18 kayiticura@yahoo.sr 461-3434 India Vrijenzanda Lok Di nr. 1 headoffice@boolchand.com 461-2262 Uruguay Kaya W.F.G. Mensing 41 batex@cura.net 461-1760 / 560-6071 U.S.A. J.B. Gorsiraweg 1 ecscuracao@state.gov 461-3066 Venezuela Scharlooweg 9 www.consuladovenecur.org 461-3100 / 461-4140
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hotels & resorts
avila hotel Penstraat 130 Tel: 461-4377 www.avilahotel.com baoase luxury resort Winterswijkstraat 2 Tel: 461-1799 www.baoase.com breezes Curacao resort, spa & Casino Dr. Martin Luther King Blv. 78 Tel: 736-7888 www.breezescuracao.com Clarion hotel & suites Curacao Piscadera Bay z/n Tel: 433-6666 www.choicehotels.com Curacao airport hotel & Casino F.D. Rooseveltweg 524 Tel: 868-8044 Curacao Marriott beach resort & emerald Casino Piscadera Bay z/n Tel: 736-8800 www.marriott.com Curacao suites Langestraat 74 Tel: 461-3146 www.curacao-suites.com Chogogo resort Jan Thiel Beach Tel: 747-2844 www.chogogo.com dolphin suites Bapor Kibra z/n Tel: 465-2700 www.dolphinsuites-curacao.com floris suite hotel Piscadera Bay z/n Tel: 462-6111 www.florishotel.com habitat Curacao resort Coral Estate, Rif St. Marie Tel: 864-8304 www.habitatcuracaoresort.com hilton Curacao John F. Kennedy Blv. Tel: 462-5000 www.hilton.com holiday beach resort & veneto Casino Pater Euwensweg 31 Tel: 462-5400 www.hol-beach.com hotel Kura hulanda Langestraat 8 Tel: 434-7700 www.kurahulanda.com howard Johnson plaza hotel & Casino Brionplein, Otrabanda Tel: 462-7800 www.hojo-curacao.com hyatt regency Curacao Santa Barbara Plantation, Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort Tel: 840-1234 www.curacao.hyatt.com Kontiki dive & beach resort Bapor Kibra z/n Tel: 463-1600 www.kontikidiveresort.com lions dive & beach resort Bapor Kibra z/n Tel: 434-8888 www.lionsdive.com livingstone Jan thiel resort Jan Thiel Beach Tel: 747-0332 www.janthielresort.com lodge Kura hulanda Playa Kalki 1- Westpunt Tel: 839-3600 www.kurahulanda.com Morena resort Jan Thiel Kavel F1 Tel: 767-8806 www.morenaresort.com otrabanda hotel & Casino Breedestraat, Otrabanda Tel: 462-7400 www.otrabandahotel.com papagayo beach resort Jan Thiel Beach Tel: 747-4333 www.papagayobeachresort.com plaza hotel Curacao resort & Casino Plaza Piar z/n Tel: 461-2500 www.plazahotelcuracao.com renaissance Curacao resort & Casino The Rif Fort, Otrabanda Tel: 435-5000 www.renaissancecuracao.com the royal seaquarium Bapor Kibra z/n Tel: 465-6699 www.royalresorts.com trupial inn Groot Davelaarweg 5 Tel: 737-8200 www.trupialinn.com

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From left to right: Diego Concha-General Manager Hyatt Regency Curaçao, Frits Goedgedrag-Governor of The Netherlands Antilles, David Dick-Commissioner of Tourism Curaçao Government, Jack Marshall- Representative for the Shareholders of Santa Barbara Plantation

From left to right: Frits Goedgedrag-Governor of The Netherlands Antilles, David Dick-Commissioner of Tourism Curaçao Government, Diego Concha-General Manager Hyatt Regency Curaçao, Carlos Cabrera-Senior Vice President-Resort Operations, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

fresh foods with a focus on healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Nearby, SWIM, the upscale pool bar and grill, features Latino-infused food, frozen desserts and Caribbean libations. For dinner, SHOR offers the freshest seafood in a beautiful setting with incomparable sunsets. The resort suggests reservations for SHOR and invites diners to call 8401234 to reserve their table.

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elebrating their long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 20, 2010, Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina welcomed their first guests to the island’s newest and most exciting resort amidst much fanfare and celebration.
Located at Santa Barbara Plantation, a 1,500-acre luxury resort community, the beachfront resort features 350 luxuriously appointed rooms, uninterrupted water views on three sides, white sand beaches, the Atabei Spa, a full-service marina, extensive meeting space and the Old Quarry, the island’s only Pete Dye-designed 18-hole championship resort golf course. As an added enhancement, the resort features a 1,500 foot white sand beach, one of the more pristine and luxurious beaches on the island. The resort also features three unique dining outlets, including MEDI, the hotel’s three-meal restaurant. The restaurant features an exhibition kitchen, both indoor and outdoor seating, and a variety of
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Diego Concha, General Manager of the 350-room luxury resort, remarked, “We are delighted to share this wonderful resort with the world and to expose the wonder and majesty of Curacao with her citizens. This resort is the culmination of many years of planning and execution and will help to bring the level of sophistication, luxury and notoriety to our island.”
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The resort is filled with upscale amenities and activities. In addition to the Old Quarry golf course and the Atabei Spa, guests can take lessons or enjoy a round to tennis on one of four clay courts. For the more adventurous, Ocean Encounters has partnered with the resort to provide daily fishing and dive excursions around the island. For younger visitors, Camp Hyatt has a variety of activities and educational opportuEach guest room features nities to learn about our island and wireless Internet access, plasma our environment. televisions and a variety of channels. The rooms also include a furnished For a limited time, local resibalcony or patio, perfect for relaxing dents can experience the resort at a and enjoying the delightful Curacao discounted rate of only $199.00 plus weather. The unique design of the tax and service charge. The plan resort affords a view of either the includes a beautiful guest room and Caribbean Sea or the Spanish Water breakfast for up to two adults and Bay from a large majority of the two children in MEDI. To reserve rooms. Additionally, 15 suites and a room and experience the resort on 75 sets of connecting rooms allow your own, guests to enjoy larger accommodations when traveling with families Call: 840-1234 or friends, or simply for an extraor Online at: special getaway to this Caribbean curacao.hyatt.com island destination.
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Outdoor recreation has psychological benefits, including the prevention or reduction of stress; improved self-esteem, confidence and creativity; spiritual growth; and an increased sense of exhilaration, adventure and challenge from life. Getting outside provides physical benefits, such as aerobic, cardiovascular and muscular fitness, as well as improved functioning of the immune system. The great outdoors afford social benefits like bonding with like-minded people who enjoy outdoor activities and feeling an increased pride in your community and island. Outdoor recreation pays off with economic benefits too: People who regularly participate in outdoor recreation tend to be more productive at work. Outdoor recreation provides environmental benefits, including increased environmental awareness. In Curacao you can enjoy an array of outdoor adrenaline-rushing activities. Explore the great breeze and perfect climate

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FORGET ABOUT LOUNGING AT THE BEACH; HAvE A dAy FILLEd wITH AdvENTURE ON THE FRONTIER OF THE mINd, BOdy ANd spIRIT.

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surfing Surfing seems intimidating, especially to land-lovers, but once you know the essentials, it’s smooth sailing—and lots of fun. How surfing and contact with the ocean affects your health is a topic that is rarely discussed with adequate depth. The possible benefits far outweigh the risks. Some of the more prominent benefits of surfing are general fitness, muscular development, cardiovascular conditioning, acne treatment, general skin health, hair growth, and many others. These benefits can essentially be split into two categories: The effects of being active and the effects of being in the ocean. We all understand the benefits of general fitness and activity, but most people don't realize how great seawater is for skin care, acne prevention and treatment, hair growth and health. Most of the downsides are the result of exposure to solar radiation, and dehydration. These negatives are easily avoided. Be sure to regularly apply a waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF. Drink plenty of fresh water or hydrating sports drinks enhanced with electrolytes. The health benefits of surfing don't only apply to your physical health. There are also the mental benefits. Surf stoke reduces stress, and often gives surfers a more laid back attitude about life which is actually beneficial to their psyche. The high stress of today's world is detrimental to our mental health. Physical exercise, especially something as fun as surfing, helps to offset the negative effects of stress.
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sailing Curacao is one of the most exciting places to sail in the Caribbean. Varying wind conditions make it possible to learn the basics in the mornings while flying through the air on a performance catamaran in the afternoons. There are sailboats suitable for beginners, novices and youngsters to high performance kits for those more experienced sailors. For beginners and novices it is best to have a professional instructor teach you the basics of sailing and get you out on the water until you feel confident enough on your own with a partner or friend. You’ll come back grinning from ear to ear after trapezing across the bay. Muscle strength is part of the health benefits of sailing and integral to fitness. Muscle strength increases the body’s metabolic rate by helping the body burn more calories. Sailing helps to build up muscle endurance. This refers to how much exercise and movement your muscles can take. Flexibility and agility are also part of the health benefits of sailing. How your body moves and how fast you can move comprise flexibility and agility. In order to accomplish this many of the tasks required in sailing you must be flexible and agile especially when tacking and gibing. Soak in these fundamentals to save face—literally. You can spend thousands on hydraulics, but the most important shock absorbers you have are in your arms and legs—your connecting points to the bike. When traversing rough terrain, let the bike take the hit by employing a loose grip and distributing you weight evenly between hands and feet. Heading up a hill, find a gear you can maintain for the entire ascent. Plan ahead—about 20 feet ahead. At times you’ll want to stare down that 2 foot-diameter log under your wheels, but keep one eye on the trail ahead and picture a line where you want to go. Mountain bikers are pack animals always willing to grow their herd. Stop at your favorite bike shop and ask about group rides as a way to schedule riding and meet new people. Not only is it a good safety precaution, it’s more fun. who uses the “rowing” machine in a gym knows, paddling really works the back. The thousands of strokes you’ll need to complete a solid ride are a tried-and-true recipe for a powerful back. Kayaking is like the inverse of running in that you’re focusing mostly on upper body cardio, not legs. Your kayak has the potential to take you places in the great outdoors to which your bike or hiking legs could never lead. You can also expect serious stress release through some solitude in nature or the bonding of a wild coastal ride with friends. atv Experience the adrenaline rush of traveling by ATV over breathtaking routes in Curacao. Maneuver through awesome photographic scenery. An adrenaline rush is caused by a hormone release from the adrenal gland. In healthy people, the hormone release consists of 80 percent epinephrine (also called adrenaline) and 20 percent norepinephrine. It’s the body's natural coping reaction for activities or environmental situations that are exhilarating, stressful or physically demanding. When epinephrine and norepinephrine are released into the body, your body's airways and large blood vessels dilate to funnel larger amounts of oxygen, glucose and blood to the respiratory system, muscles and brain. This hormone release also increases your heart rate and blood-sugar levels, improving the body's performance for the short term. If you experience adrenaline rush, you typically feel temporarily stronger, faster and more tolerant of pain.

Kayaking Kayaking can be as dangerous or as tame as the skills you have and the waters you choose. Absorb these lessons to keep your head above water. Going straight in a kayak is easy. Changing directions offers the real challenge since novices easily capsize kayaks. So practice leaning in the opposite direction of your turn and using your torso, not arms, for control. It’s easier to roll out of a capsize than bail from your kayak, so try the underwater Eskimo roll (technique, not sushi): Lean forward against the kayak, sweep the paddle in an arc above the surface, Mountain biking and then yank your body (head If you can ride a bike, you can last) toward the sky. Obviously your mountain bike. Rolling over rocks immobilized legs won’t get much and roots adds a bone-crunching of a workout kayaking, but the rest twist to this traditionally tame sport. of your body sure will. As anyone
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THE sTUNNING LAkEvIEws, mEdITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE, ANd ExTENsIvE FACILITIEs mAkE ZENCITy A RETREAT UNLIkE ANy CURACAO HAs EvER sEEN BEFORE
enCity is a new Real Estate Development centrally located right off the Dr. Maalweg in the heart of Vredenberg. The entire development wraps around a natural lake giving Zencity a unique water focused design. Consisting of 36 spaciously designed villas and multiple apartment buildings, ZenCity is redifining the idea of residential luxury. Each luxury residence is character- further confirm that ZenCity offers ized by magnificent high tropical the most desired Luxury Villas on exposed roofs, large integrated out- the sunny island of Curacao. door terraces, and private swimming pools for each Villa. The Layout of Centrally located in Vredenberg, ZenCity is just a few minutes the floor plans have been careaway from the island’s hotfully designed to integrate Villas indoor and outdoor living test beaches on one side, and g at: startin areas through sliding doors. a few minutes away from 00 90,000. Salina and Punda on the Covered private pergolated $3 other side. The project is strabedroom entrances add to the allure of ZenCity’s stunning tegically located to give residents immediate access to everything Owners and Residents will enjoy Caribbean Villas. while still maintaining their privacy lush landscaping, 24 hour security, and the comfort of an extremely Pre-Construction pricing and and exclusivity in their gated comcentral and convenient location. accommodating financing options munity. ZenCity is the only Luxury
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development to offer a lush, private, and upscale living environment with the convenience of being located mere minutes from the island’s best beaches, shopping, and entertainment hubs. outdoor living Each ZenCity Villa is designed to maximize the advantages of tropical outdoor terrace living. Every Villa living room gives access to large terraces via folding doors which essentially allow the resident to expand their entire common area into an outdoor living space when they desire. Each Villa has a private swimming pool at the foot of the terrace giving all villa owners the luxury of enjoying a plunge amidst a tiles, 100% Caboa hardwood doors and windows and hand crafted exteroyally landscaped outdoor area. rior accent moldings provide the exceptional details and Materials final luxury finish to these exquisite Owners enjoy the ultimate luxury villas.
Right: Spacious layout of the three bedroom apartments in the Zen Ivory Tower Below: Grand pool and lake view from the main apartment building Left: Layout of the Villa Zen Garden, where terraces are integrated with the living area via sliding doors Bottom Left: A close up of the coveted lakefront villas and apartments

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villa Zen oasis 3 bed, 3.5 bath

villa Zen flora 2 bed, 2.5 bath

flexibility & value Due to the large number of long term tourists, Curacao has an extremely strong rental market. With that in mind, ZenCity aimed property experience with spacious to add value through design. Each interiors and generously sized luxury Kitchens villa has been designed in such a A delight for the culinary enthu- way that single bedrooms within a porches with private pool access. siast, all ZenCity villas include 3 bedroom villa residence can be Designed in true Mediterranean style, villa entrances are grand and kitchens with 100% natural gran- rented out separately as each bedaccented with arched columns. High ite countertops and Bosch Stainless room has a private entrance and an grade imported Spanish Clay roof Steel Appliances. interior door that can lock it off from
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the rest of the home. This is particularly convenient to those who are purchasing their units primarily from an investment standpoint, as their investment in one 3 bedroom unit is essentially providing them with three distinct rental options. apartments The 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at ZenCity offer a generously sized living area with an eat-in kitchen and a semi-separated lounging area. Glass folding doors offer access to spacious outdoor terraces. The deluxe bathrooms and kitchens feature 100% natural granite countertops and the large terraces at the center of the apartments give the lay

outs a playful open feeling. Priced from $240,000. Your place of Zen ZenCity stands out as a development because of its location, design and strong attention to detail. Whether it be the hand crafted accents on the exterior of the villas or the care with which the roofs have been insulated under the high quality Spanish Clay roof tiles, the developers have carefully ensured that ZenCity will offer its residents a place to call home unlike any Curacao has seen before. For more information visit: www.zencity.nl

villa Zen retreat 5 bed, 4.5 bath

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orn in Curacao, Amit Jethani dreamt of becoming a rock star. From experimenting with music software to studying audio engineering, He has the knowledge and the passion for creating extraordinary music. has been no exception. His talent and unique sound have already caught the likes of collaborators such as Kamran Ahmed, Reeky-D & Sam Sahotra. In 2010, Loko mania went even larger with news of a record deal with Venus Records and Tapes, one of the largest and most At the age of 25, Amit had respected music labels in India. already lived in Holland, Australia and Indonesia. In 2009 he left the In April 2010 he did a multicomfort of the Caribbean to add island tour where legions of fans another name to the list; India-the had the chance to witness the sizland of Bollywood dreams. Hence zling energy of DJ Loko live. Starting he was nicknamed “Loko” by friends off in St. Thomas he entertained and family, literally meaning “crazy” the crowd at The Saint Lounge. He in Papiamentu. Thus he became “DJ then continued with a stop in Loko”, a one-stop entertainment St. Maarten at the famous shop being part DJ, part producer, Tantra Night Club. Finally part MC, part singer/songwriter DJ Loko rounded up and the list could go on. Mix crazy his Caribbean tour in talent with crazy ambition and the Curacao at Lobster result is equally wicked music. House. As an Indian descendent living in the Caribbean with several years abroad in Holland, Australia, Indonesia and India as well as traveling around Asia, Dj Loko’s persona boasts of an unique cultural diversity which shows up in his music through distinct composition and multi-lingual lyrics. The “Loko” sound borrows beats and music cultures from his many hometowns, fusing it into a rhythm that can’t be classified like any other. The unique sound fuses sultry Caribbean beats with a high-energy Bollywood pulse. It’s simply “Loko”. Through relentless online distribution and social communities, the “Loko” beat is catching on with hundreds of thousands of fans world-wide watching and waiting for the latest in Loko frenzy. India While the future is uncertain, one thing is clear: With a deep commitment to selfdevelop and learning something new every day, this multi-faceted entertainment powerhouse has no where to go but forward. DJ Loko is surely the ultimate crowd worker. So put on your dancing shoes, get those shoulders in shape and check out the Loko frenzy out for yourself, online at: www.lokoproductions.com and youtube.com/djlokoproductions
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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Diamond: The Crown of Light
Written by: diana Jarrett

ould an old proverb written centuries ago actually relate to a 21st century diamond cut? The answer might surprise you. A learned teacher recently explained the full meaning behind the beautiful verse from the Book of Proverbs written some three thousand years ago, and attributed to King Solomon. Many cultures regard him as the wisest man who ever lived. But the full account, the teacher said, is even more fascinating. The story unfolds that God created everything in this marvelous world--all that we see and the

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A virtuous woman (or noble wife) is a crown to her husband. -Proverbs 12:4
mysteries beyond our grasp. He created man to enjoy life --and created every animal on earth, in the sky above and in the sea beneath. Lastly, he created woman. It was crucial that she was created last of all. Because after everything was prepared could she assume her place as the queen for those who treasured her. So she was called the Crown of Creation. This vivid story highlights the place of respect and honor that women were meant to have in society--their home--and in the heart of those who cherish them. Women are still the Crown of Creation to their loved ones, yet it’s been difficult to show how precious they are, until now. Diamonds International has created the Crown of Light diamond --for the Crown of Creation lady in your life. A special woman deserves a unique diamond that shows what she means to you--and the Crown of Light diamond explains it perfectly. Don’t settle for an ordinary diamond when you have something this important to say. The Crown of Light is a marvel of the 21st century--a marriage of genius in the cutting room, and of technological advancement in diamond manufacture. It was created for the connoisseur. The Crown of Light is a diamond with unrivaled beauty--so it’s the only one to give the lady who reigns as your Crown of Creation. Cut with 90 expertly placed facets--nearly twice as many as a traditional round stone, this patented diamond soars above the competition. The precision faceting, the angles of each facet--their size and shape all work to yield a stone of such brilliance, such dispersion that its clarity and quality appear even higher than its grade. Compared with other same quality round diamonds--the Crown of Light out-performs them all. When you want to show your Crown of Creation lady what she means to you, choose the Crown of Light diamond. There’s simply no better way to convey how important she is than with the worlds’ most luxurious diamond. Tell your Crown of Creation lady this ancient love story with a modern Crown of Light diamond from Diamonds International.
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Montblanc has been known for generations as a maker of sophisticated, high quality writing instruments. In the past few years, the product range has been expanded to include exquisite writing accessories, luxury leather goods and belts, jewelry, eyewear and watches. Montblanc has thus become a purveyor of exclusive products which reflect the exacting demands made today for quality design, tradition and master craftsmanship. Now your favorite timeless pieces are available at the Mont Blanc Flagship store in the Renaissance Mall Montblanc star Collection star signet long Earrings (Reference 102539) 925 sterling silver long earrings with punched-out Montblanc star emblem.

Montblanc 4810 Classic necklace (Reference 101100) 750 white gold necklace with clasp and Montblanc emblem which contains ~0.26 ct round brilliant cut diamonds

Montblanc 4810 Classic long Earrings (Reference 101112) 750 white gold long earrings with ~0.10 round brilliant cut diamonds in bezel settings.

Montblanc star Collection Caress of a star (Reference 38714) This necklace is comprised of six strands of rhodium-plated 925 sterling silver and a round center with a punched-out Montblanc emblem. The closing also consists of a punched-out Montblanc emblem and bar. 40
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Montblanc star Collection Caress of a star (Reference 38714) This necklace is comprised of six strands of rhodium-plated 925 sterling silver and a round center with a punched-out Montblanc emblem. The closing also consists of a punched-out Montblanc emblem and bar.

la Dame Blanche Classic ring (Reference 101149) Ring in white gold with diamonds (~0.80 ct) and side Montblanc diamond (~0.10 ct).

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Meisterstück legrand Fountain Pen (Reference 13661) Piston fountain pen with a hand-crafted 14 K gold nib made with rhodium-plated inlay. The cap and barrel contain black precious resin with the Montblanc emblem and three gold-plated rings embossed with the Montblanc brand name.

steel Collection necklace (Reference 101534) Twin tag with necklace, three-ring design, made of tantalum and stainless steel

Contemporary Collection Cufflinks (Reference 102714) Doué cuff links with platinum plating, black precious resin inlay and floating Montblanc Emblem

Female line ingrid Bergman la Donna rollerball (Reference 104906) This rollerball pen contains a black resin barrel with red-gold-plated trim. The metal cap is engraved with a pattern and coated with a mother-of-pearl colored lacquer, decorated with “I.Bergman” signature. The clip is also red-gold-plated set with an amethyst.

Mahatma gandhi limited Edition Fountain Pen (Reference 105590) The limited edition Gandhi fountain pen is made with a lacquered cap and barrel with a reflect textile structure. The cap ring consists of a mandarin garnet stone along with an ivory colored Montblanc emblem. The nib is rhodium-plated made of 18 K gold with Gandhi’s image.

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Montblanc star nicolas rieussec Monopusher Chronograph, limited 75 pieces worldwide (Reference 102335) A result of Montblanc’s first in-house movement, the Nicolas Rieussec watch marks a movement of historical significance in Montblanc watch making. It is inspired by the technology of the Nicolas Rieussec “time writer,” invented in 1821. The intricate precision mechanism of the Rieussec watch bears witness to Montblanc’s impressive artistry and handcraftsmanship, which satisfies the high standards of the art of traditional Swiss watch making and haute horlogerie. Made with 750 yellow gold, a silver dial, and a domed sapphire crystal and a brown alligator strap, the Montblanc Star Rieussec watch is one of the scarce examples of rare perfection.

star 4810 red gold automatic (Reference 102339) The Montblanc Star 4810 Automatic is a 41.5 mm 18 K red –gold watch with an 18 K red-gold crown which also includes the mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem. This timeless watch also includes a sapphire crystal case back and a silver-colored guilloché dial with COSC certified automatic movement, date display. The bracelet is made of brown alligator-skin with an18 K red-gold pin buckle.

Montblanc timeWalker Collection steel Chronograph automatic (Reference 101549) The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is made with a stainless steel case and a mat silver-colored dial. It also contains red-gold luminescent hands and a black alligator skin-strap with stitching.

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There is no need to compromise comfort for style. Treat your feet to the best of both. At changes in Saliña, Punda and Jan Noorduynweg you will find the largest assortment of shoes, clothes and accessories to compliment your active lifestyle. At the Athlete’s Foot in Punda you will find the right fit for the right sport. At Feetfirst in Saliña and the Renaissance Mall you will fall in love with stylish shoe and accessory designs.

Sole Comfort

Practically Perfect
This handbag is the perfect example of a piece that knows how to make it all work: It’s stylish, practical, timeless and roomy. Available at Changes

The Party Purse
Even though it’s quite a small bag, the details deserve a close-up. Be the life of the party while keeping your valuables safe in this stylish easy-tocarry Converse handbag. Available at Changes

A Splash of Color!
The Sebago collection is a timeless testament to innovation and the love for all things nautical. Next time add a splash of color to your look when you are out on the boat! Available at Feetfirst

Fill it Up
This handbag is great to hold all your necessities such as books, beachwear and everyday items. Available at Changes

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Take it Easy
These casual sneakers from Patagonia will be your new go-to shoes. Relax your soles with these comfy kicks. Available at Feetfirst

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

Brought straight to you from the pavement of the past. The Nike Air Max 90 is a retro running shoe with Max Air in the heel for comfort and cushioning. Available at The Athlete’s Foot

Vintage Look
This special Converse shoe keeps emerging as the true #1 original with fun colors and patterns. Available at The Athlete’s Foot

Rock Star
This Nike Air Max 90 which sports the star theme will make you stand out in the crowd like a rock star. Available at The Athlete’s Foot

Squeeky Clean
Slide into these Nike optical white high-tops. Look fresh, clean and ultra sharp. Available at The Athlete’s Foot

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In Character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Modern Style
A classic and modern dress slip-on with exceptional comfort. Featuring shock absorbing outsoles, and footbeds with extra cushioning for comfort. Available at Feetfirst

Little Black Shoe
So now you have the famous Little Black Dress, but do you have the shoes? These strappy and fun to wear, alluring heels by Hush Puppies will take you out in style. Incline technology provides a shock-absorbing heel pad and cushioning for the ultimate comfort in heels. Available at Feetfirst

Style & Comfort Smooth
The buckle detail at the vamp of this classic pump adds to your workday style. Easy care uppers and a cushioned insole keep you comfortable. Padded insoles provides maximum flexibility and durability. Available at Feetfirst

The smooth velvet, durable construction, and breathable linings keep feet cool and comfortable. Available at Feetfirst

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FITNESS & HEALTH
ow much do you value your health? Can you put a price tag on your own health or on that of your loved ones? Obviously not, if anything, your health or that of your family is invaluable. Many people today are going back to natural remedies that humankind has been using for thousands of years. In home based remedies, the idea is to use the chemicals naturally present in the herbs, spices and other foods to tackle the offending foreign element in the body that is causing the pain or infection instead of flushing the body with hundreds of milligrams of strong chemicals in the form of antibiotics. Though essential for chronic conditions, antibiotics are not always necessary and are best avoided, especially for a lot of minor ailments. It is common knowledge that antibiotics kill the friendly flora and fauna along with the offending bacteria or virus, thus causing the body to take longer to recover. Additionally, the body has to face a plethora of undesirable side effects such as excessive drowsiness, weakness, allergies and diarrhea (caused by excessive heat generated) to handle. Scientists are discovering newer positive properties of foods and finding ways to it effectively to derive maximum benefits for the body. Natural remedies can be used to effectively treat a range of ailments through correct and regular usage. Whether it is boosting your child’s immune system, preventing hair dandruff, treating aches, pains
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or cuts and burns. For natural

home remedies, the garden is a great place to start. You could easily grow almost all the medicines you would possibly need at least, to deal with common ailments. All this at no or negligible cost, purity, without side effects and dollops of TLC (tender, loving care)! Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is just a little awareness and understanding that you need to make the best out of it.

oregano Oregano is an outstanding digestive aid, and stimulates a poor appetite.  It relieves cramping, bloating, belching, gas, and diarrhea. Oregano also has expectorant and antibacterial properties, thereby making a great remedy for respiratory problems such as coughs, bronchitis, and asthma.  to improve appetite and treat indigestion, add 1 Cup of boiling water to 1 teaspoon of dried oregano or 2 teaspoons of fresh. steep for 10 minutes and strain. drink 1 Cup unsweetened tea 15 to 20 minutes before eaCh meal, but not more than 3 times a day.  for Cold and flu symptoms, add 2 quarts of boiling water to ½ Cup of dried oregano. steep 20 minutes, then strain. add liquid to a warm bath. soak your body for 20 to 30 minutes, before going to bed.  use oregano as a gargle for inflamed gums or sore throat.  prepare tea and allow it to Cool.  add 1 drop of tea tree oil.  gargle with ¼ to ½ Cup of the tea up to 4 times a day. 

basil Ease a variety of stomach and intestinal complaints such as “nervous stomach”, gas, bloating, and constipation.  Basil also has antibacterial effects and is good not only for gastrointestinal problems, but urinary tract infections. Try also for headaches and sleep problems. Chop 3 to 4 Cups of fresh basil leaves. plaCe the leaves in a bag made from gauze or Cheese Cloth. squeeze the juiCe from the leaves into a glass Container.  take 1 teaspoon 3 times per day.  you Can also drink a basil infusion. pour ¼ Cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried basil.  steep for 10 minutes.  drink 1 Cup twiCe a day for up to 8 days. take a 2 week break and repeat.  gargle with a basil infusion to soothe a sore throat. prepare
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parsley Parsley is a mild diuretic, and is good for treating bladder infections or decreasing water retention.  add 1 Cup boiling water to 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried Chopped parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh.  steep for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain. sprinkle tea with onion or garliC powder.  sip tea 1 to 3 times a day.  peppermint Peppermint can ease both acute and chronic intestinal inflammation and relieve nausea and gas.  It can support digestion. When taken after a heavy meal, it stimulates bile production.  Inhaling peppermint can clear nasal congestion, and break down congestion in the respiratory tract.  add 1 Cup of boiling water to 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint, or 2 tablespoons of fresh peppermint. steep 10 minutes. drink 1 Cup of tea 2 to 4 times per day.  for sore throat or Cold, add 1 quart of water to 10 tablespoons of fresh leaves. steep 10 to 20 minutes.  add to bath or use to gargle. thyme The oil in thyme acts as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial.  It is effective for colds, laryngitis, bronchitis, and asthma.  Thymol, a component of thyme’s essential oil, enhances blood circulation and relieves joint inflammation and pain of arthritis. add 1 Cup boiling water to 1 teaspoon for dried thyme or 2 teaspoons of fresh.  Cover and steep for 10 minutes, and then strain.  add honey to sweeten if desired.  drink 1 Cup warm, 1 to 3 times per day.  thyme is helpful in treating wounds suCh as small

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aloe vera Aloe Vera is a member of the Lily family. It is also known as the burn plant, and whose name in Sanskrit, kumari, means princess. To encourage new skin cell growth, eliminating the outermost layer of older dead skin cells is an essential facet of an effective skin rejuvenation plan.  Aloe Vera with its jelly-like gel is good for removing dead skins cell. It is also great for soothing and treating sun burns, moisturizing the skin, soothing for insect bites and many other skin irritations to make an aloe skin exfoliate: mix one tablespoon
of baking soda with enough aloe vera juiCe or gel to make a smooth paste. you Can add more baking soda if the mixture gets too wet. it’s best if you use fresh aloe vera. gently sCrub faCe with CirCular motion for

onion Mosquito bites seem to affect everyone differently. Some people recover quickly and have minimal itching, while others have bites that swell up dramatically and remain swollen and itchy for weeks. Onion slices are a commonly used method for reducing the swelling and itching. They work well if they are applied right away, but occasionally reapplications are necessary later. Some people have also used this method successfully to treat bee and wasp stings. sliCe an onion. this method
does not work as well if you use onions that were sliCed earlier sliCed. sprinkle salt on the inside side of the sliCe of onion. press the onion against the mosquito bite. make sure that the inside of the side pressing against the bite. the onion, the side you salted, is

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add 1 Cup of boiling water to 1 teaspoon of rosemary leaves. steep for 15 minutes and strain.  drink 1 Cup, 2 to 3 times per day.  rosemary wine is good for CirCulatory and heart weakness, low blood pressure, and nervous agitation.  it is good for “ConvalesCenCe”.  to 1 quart of white wine or liqueur, add 1 ¾ oz of rosemary leaves.  leave for 5 days, and then filter. take 1 tablespoon after meals 2 to 3 times per day.  rosemary hair rinse relieves
dandruff and adds luster to hair. add 4 Cups boiling water to ½ Cup rosemary leaves and

tigo. make an infusion by adding Cup dried thyme or 1 Cup fresh

Cuts, sCrapes, boils, and impe -

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2 quarts boiling water to ½

utes and then strain. add liquid to bath and soak your body for

leaves. steep for 20 to 30 min-

20 minutes. 

1-2 minutes then rinse, tone and moisturize.

Depending on the situation, you may want to apply the onion for only a few minutes, or tape it on with first aid tape and leave it in place for several hours. If onion has been applied immediately, a few minutes may be enough, but if the bite has already been swelling for quite some time, you may prefer to leave the onion in place for several hours. Remove the onion when the bite stops itching and is no longer swollen. Onion is a good remedy to have on hand whenever you need to reduce swelling. It tends to pull fluids out. Adding salt increases the onion’s ability to pull fluids out, but an onion slice will also work well by itself without salt. If you are allergic to bites or stings, be sure to seek medical attention. However, applying an onion slice can be helpful as first aid while you are on your way to your medical provider. Also, if you leave the onion on for several hours, beware that the people around you may complain about the onion smell!

rosemary Rosemary is good for the digestive tract, relieving cramps and bloating.  It has antispasmodic properties, and stimulates production of gastric juices.  It stimulates appetite and supports digestion. 
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1 teaspoon of borax.  steep 2 hours.  strain and use within 10 days.  after shampoo and Conditioning, apply ½ to 1 Cup to hair.  do not rinse. 

lemon Sniff a lemon to lift you spirits. The zingy fresh scent of a lemon may help elevate your mood. Scientists have discovered a link between depression and our sense of smell: Citrus fragrances—lemons in particular—directly affect neurotransmitters in the brain. The aromas help boost serotonin, a feel-good hormone, and reduce levels of norepinephrine, a stress hormone.

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enha Cosmetics launched the new collection of MAC Cosmetics on Thursday evening, March 11. Customers were invited for a first look at the collection. Spring Color Forecast; Pick a mood, decide on a demeanor, then mix it up for a fervent flash of authentic emotion! Spring Color forecast centers on four specific stories: Coral, Pink/ Lavender, Yellow/Gold and Plum/ Burgundy.

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CURACAO KIDS
Play a game of Sudoko with Suku the Yellow-Bellied Bird. The rules are simple: Place a digit from 1 to 9 in each empty cell, so every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.

Sea Stars eat with their stomachs inside-out. A sea star’s mouth is on its underside. They prey on bivalves like mussels and clams, as well as small fish, snails, and barnacles. Sea stars wrap their arms around the animal’s shell and pull it open just enough. And then it does something we could never imagine - it pushes its stomach through its mouth and into the bivalve’s shell. It then digests the animal and slides its stomach back into its own body. This unique feeding mechanism allows the sea star to eat larger prey than it would otherwise be able to fit into its tiny mouth.

Did you Know???

Can you help Starry the Starfish find the words from the list. They are all hidden in the bubbles!
Hint: search from left to right, as well as up and down

Some letters of the alphabet are missing from the circle. Can you use the missing letters to find Juan the Iguana’s large feathery friend?
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