Ultimas publicaciones de Aruba Today

  • Zuzana Caputova inaugurated as 1st Slovak female president
    Liberal environmental activist and lawyer Zuzana Caputova was inaugurated Saturday as the first female president of Slovakia. Caputova took the oath of office at a special session of Parliament, becoming Slovakia’s fifth president since it gained independence after the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993. The 45-year-old has little experience in politics but attracted voters who are appalled by corruption and mainstream politics. Her election to the largely ceremonial post defied a wave of gains for far right populists across Europe. “I’m not here to rule, I’m here to serve,”Caputova said in her inauguration speech. A lawyer by profession, Caputova became…
  • Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters
    Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo “chemical castration” while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order to decrease sex drive. The Alabama law says sex offenders whose crimes involved children between ages 7 and 13 must receive the medication before being released from prison on parole. Alabama doesn’t allow parole for sex crimes involving children 6 and under. After Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Monday she…
  • Happy Island miracles in pictures & words
    Books, they can shake your world upside down. A good book is changing your mood like that perfect vacation spot that energizes your spirit. Take these two together and what you get is a vacation book, a memory of that wonderful, heavenly place where you spent your valuable leisure time. Aruba Today dived into a local book store and wondered what Aruba books blow the visitor’s mind. Sylvia Wouters, store manager at Bruna Book Store, gladly helped us out and informed us about a small selection of Happy Island miracles in pictures and words. Aruba Point to Point by Federico…
  • The Aruba Tourism Authority honor loyal visitors on the island
    Recently, Kimberley Richardson of the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure to honor Aruba’s loyal and friendly visitors as Distinguished Visitors. The Distinguished visitor certificate is presented on behalf of the Minister of Tourism, as a token of appreciation to the guests who visit Aruba 10 years and more consecutively. The honorees were the lovely Alan Fauchon and Leslie-Elkie from Canada, who have been visiting the island for 10 years consecutively. This wonderful couple stated that they love the island very much, especially for its safety, the year-round sunny weather, nice sandy beaches, and Aruba’s warm and friendly people.…
  • Ask Pilar Episode 14: Stichting Eliezer
    Some of us deserve a second chance when we hit rock bottom, and Eliezer Fundacion provides this second chance. In this episode of Ask Pilar, we visit Eliezer Foundation who helps addicts get back on their feet to change their lives and shape a better future for themselves. You can contact Eliezer Foundation on their telephone +297 561 3792 or email eliezer-rehab@hotmail.com #AskPilar #Aruba #ArubaToday #EliezerFundacion #SecondChances The post Ask Pilar Episode 14: Stichting Eliezer appeared first on Aruba Today.
  • Istanbul mayoral candidates face off in rare debate
    The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and Turkey’s governing party successfully challenged. Ruling party candidate Binali Yildirim and secular opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu argued during the live televised debate, a rarity in Turkey, over the election authority’s decision to void the first mayoral election. Yildirim, a former Turkish prime minister, said the March 31 election had been “stolen” from him. Imamoglu, a former district mayor backed by the Republican People’s Party, or CHP, narrowly…
  • 400 years later, natives who helped Pilgrims gain a voice
    The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up losing their land and their lives. Plymouth, Massachusetts, whose European settlers have come to symbolize American liberty and grit, marks its quadricentennial in 2020 with a trans-Atlantic commemoration that will put Native Americans’ unvarnished side of the story on full display. “It’s history. It happened,” said Michele Pecoraro, executive director of Plymouth 400, Inc., a nonprofit group organizing yearlong events. “We’re not going to solve every problem and make everyone…
  • “Romeo and Juliet” director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96
    Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth,” died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most known for his films, his name was inextricably linked to the theater and opera. He produced classics for the world’s most famous opera houses, from Milan’s venerable La Scala to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and plays for London and Italian stages. Zeffirelli’s son Luciano said his father died at home in Rome. He made it his mission to make culture…
  • Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park
    One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years. The apparent turnaround in Niassa reserve in a remote region of northern Mozambique comes after the introduction of a rapid intervention police force and more assertive patrolling and response by air, according to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the reserve with Mozambique’s government and several other partners. Monitoring of the vast reserve with aerial surveys and…
  • ‘Deepfakes’ called new election threat, with no easy fix
    “Deepfake” videos pose a clear and growing threat to America’s national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that’s not easily answered. A House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday served up a public warning about the deceptive powers of artificial intelligence software and offered a sobering assessment of how fast the technology is outpacing efforts to stop it. With a crudely altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., fresh on everyone’s minds, lawmakers heard from experts how difficult it will be to combat these fakes and prevent them from being used to interfere…