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Aruba - Aruba Aruba’s political center was located on the island of Curacao while under the colonial control of the Netherlands from 1634 until 1986. Decisions on political issues in Aruba were made by the Dutch Governor who was located on Curacao. With the economic boom of the oil refineries in the 1900’s, the people of Aruba started to feel the need to have a say in issues facing them. Many political issues were put on hold because of World War II and the German occupation of the Netherlands from 1940 to 1944....   [tags: Aruba Essays Place Descriptive]
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Aruba - Aruba Aruba’s culture is a collection of values, beliefs, and traditions from several nations over hundreds of years. The language, architecture, schooling, language, festivities, and folklore have made the Aruban natives the people they are today. The native population has ethnic roots in Arawak, African, and European peoples. This is evident in the local foods, architecture, celebrations, and languages. There is also a mix of expatriates from Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America working in various industries on the island....   [tags: Place Descriptive History Essays Aruba]
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The Island of Aruba - The Island of Aruba From Aruba’s discovery at the end of the thirteenth century to present-day, its history is filled with change. Its changing possession and the three economic booms that it experienced form the outline of thousands of years. The changes the island has gone through are truly remarkable, and it is unbelievable that the island that now seems to be saturated with tourism was once a desolate landscape with little agricultural promise and economic hope. Unfortunately Aruba’s history is lacking documentation, but it is undisputable that even before the island was claimed, there were inhabitants on the island that would soon be considered the first chapter of Aruba’s history....   [tags: Place Descriptive History Aruba Essays]
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Geography of Aruba - Geography of Aruba While there is an abundance of reasons to travel to Aruba the geography and climate are certainly the most important and attractive. The island of Aruba is located just 19 miles North of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea and neighbors another Dutch Island, Curacao The geographic coordinates (for the technical people) are 12 30 N, 69 58 W(Archaelogical Museum, 3). The Island itself is rather small, being only 193 square kilometers which is slightly larger than Washington D.C. However, the cement streets of our nations capital are nothing compared to the 68 kilometers of coastline, which is sandy, white on the south side and rough, jagged rock on the north....   [tags: essays papers] 613 words
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History of Aruba - History of Aruba Although there are no written accounts of Aruba’s early history, much has been determined by archeological excavation. The first known settlers of the island were a tribe of Arawak natives called the Caiquetios. These people were initially located on the South American mainland, and it is assumed that the Caiquetios migrated from Venezuela to Aruba. Due to its lack of natural resources, it can be assumed that Aruba was merely a stopover for a succession of tribes. They were a peaceful people, living under the guidance of a shaman or priest, who also served as the village-chief....   [tags: essays papers] 755 words
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Politics - Politics Before one is able to understand the political system of Aruba, they must first become familiar with the history of the island. Aruba is now a part of the Royal Dutch Kingdom, however 500 years ago it was discovered by a Spaniard named Alonso de Ojeda. Initially it was Spanish territory, but the French and English also assumed control of the island at various points in history. Pirates and privateers used the island as a safe refuge to restock their supply of fresh water and supplies(Hartog, 55)....   [tags: essays papers] 775 words
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Culture - Culture The people of Aruba come primarily from European, African, and Latin American countries and the culture of the island reflects these varied backgrounds. The language, food, religion, and celebrations on Aruba are composed of a healthy mix of these countries. Aruba is closely tied to Holland because of its long occupation and present partnership in the Netherlands kingdom. The official language is Dutch, which is seen on the street signs, official documents, and many local newspapers. However, many aspects of Aruba’s culture reveal strong influences of contributing cultures, such as the common language Papiamento....   [tags: essays papers] 846 words
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Women - ... Eastern Caribbean women have developed their own family model, which include non-marital relationships and freedom to travel for work. According to eastern Caribbean social norms poor women are expected to have children and support them financially. This results in women leaving their children with extended family and supporting them by working in distant places (99). During the Pre-1960s women migrant workers found employment as seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and maids at labor camps located in the Panama Canal Zone, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic (100)....   [tags: History, Caribbean Women] 484 words
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Top 10 Caribbean Beaches - Top 10 Caribbean Beaches A vacation to the Caribbean gives you the opportunity to experience some of the world's most exquisite beaches. Just about every island of the Caribbean Sea will offer beaches that astound the senses; with a crystalline blue surf, snow-white sand and gently swaying palms. To help you decide where to travel and more importantly what beach to select, here is a list of the top ten beaches in the Caribbean: 1. Palm Beach (Aruba) -- The utopian beach scene with brilliant white sand awaits you in Aruba's Palm Beach....   [tags: classification] 1170 words
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Feminist Critical Analysis: Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love" - ... Gilbert, a married woman to whom does not reveal her husbands’ identity but their marriage within the Eat, Pray Love. She is a successful New York writer. She believed once she hit thirty she would become a mother and fit in with every other married woman but as she discovers at age 31, she is uncertain of motherhood. For the first time Gilbert falls on her hands and knee and introduces herself to God through a desperate plea of guidance. She comes to the realization that her marriage of 6 years has devastatingly come to a dead end....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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How Valerie D. Brooks Came to be CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Valerie D. Brooks was appointed CEO at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is the first African American woman to ever hold this title. The trials and tribulations of Valerie D. Brooks made her the strong woman she is today. As a result, The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital would like to welcome Mrs. Valerie D. Brooks to our hospital. She brings her expertise in the medical field. Valerie has worked for two top notch hospitals in the Philadelphia area, such as Temple University Hospital and The University of Pennsylvania Hospital....   [tags: Hospital, Valerie D. Brooks, CEO, managers,] 615 words
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History of the Caribbean - ... Spain controlled a large part of the new land and the islands of Hispaniola, Jamaica, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. With all this land came all the valuable materials found there. Spain began enslaving the native people of the lands to work in their fields and to search for the gold, silver, and other valuable minerals this new land was filled with. The system the Spanish used became known as the encomienda system. Under this system, the government commended the care of the Indians in a particular area to a conquistador, official, or other Spaniard....   [tags: Travel]
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Anthropogenic Effects on Coral Reefs - Anthropogenic Effects on Coral Reefs Abstract: Humans have a very large effect on the ecosystems of coral reefs. Sensitivity of coral reefs causes them to be more susceptible to harmful anthropogenic practices. Some of these are sedimentation, global warming, recreational activities, poison fishing, blast fishing practices, water pollution, and coral mining. All of these very different practices can effectively end up with the same results; the mortality of coral reefs around the world....   [tags: Ecology Nature Natural Environment Essays]
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Before Spanish Explorers - Before Spanish Explorers Prior to the Spanish conquest, Colombia was inhabited by the Chibcha‘s, and Cariban people, but the first people to establish villages were the Mesoamericans. They arrived around 1200 B.C. They introduced the farming of fruits and vegetables. The main things they farmed were potatoes and corn. They also made finally crafted artifacts from gold, and stone, and sometimes made baskets from grass. They were followed by a second wave of Mesoamericans around 500 B.C....   [tags: essays research papers] 813 words
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South Beach Company (SoBe) Flavored Mineral Water Strategy - South Beach Company (SoBe) Flavored Mineral Water Strategy – Japanese Market INTRODUCTION: South Beach Beverage Company, SoBe, makes and markets herbal enhanced beverages. These beverages, called “healthy refreshments” have been designed to market to active persons concerned with their health. Other products that SoBe sells online are hats, shirts, limited collectibles, children’s clothing, sportswear, and some other miscellaneous items to include duffle bags and water bottles. SoBe products are available throughout Canada, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Anguilla, St....   [tags: essays research papers] 3071 words
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The Formation of Hurricanes - The Formation of Hurricanes Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm moist waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans near the equator. (Near the Philippines and the China Sea, hurricanes are called typhoons.) As the moisture evaporates it rises until enormous amounts of heated moist air are twisted high in the atmosphere. The winds begin to circle counterclockwise north of the equator or clockwise south of the equator. The relatively peaceful center of the hurricane is called the eye....   [tags: Papers] 928 words
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Regional Integration In The Caribbean - Regional Integration is when an economic alliance or trade agreement is formed among countries that are located geographically close to one another. This paper analyzes the role of regional integration in promoting global business, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of regional integration using a trading block as an example, and compares the economic development stages of two countries within a chosen region and discusses the ramifications of the region’s economic development for global business....   [tags: Economics] 1321 words
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