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Bonaire

(bônĕr`), island (1990 est. pop. 11,000), 112 sq mi (290 sq km), a special municipality of the Netherlands, in the West Indies off the coast of Venezuela. It was formerly part of the Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles,
former autonomous country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands consisting of several islands in the West Indies. Earlier known as the Dutch West Indies and Netherlands West Indies, the island country consisted of Bonaire and Curaçao, both lying off
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. Kralendijk is the chief town. Tourism is the economic mainstay, though salt mining is also a significant industry. The island is known for its fine beaches, skin diving, and pink flamingos.

Bonaire

an island in the S Caribbean, in the E Netherlands Antilles: one of the Leeward Islands. Chief town: Kralendijk. Pop.: 10 185 (2004 est.). Area: about 288 sq. km (111 sq. miles)
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The dispute between Bonaire and PDVSA started a year ago when a remediation plan for the terminal, including improvements to tanks, pipelines, piers and electrical equipment, was demanded by the government amid an accumulation of environmental liabilities, according to two sources close to PDVSA.
Pese a la vinculacion territorial con Holanda, Bonaire tiene una importante relacion social y economica con sus anteriores integrantes de la epoca colonial, por lo que en conjunto estas islas son conocidas como las ABC (correspondiente a Aruba, Bonaire y Curazao), integrantes del tambien conocido como las islas de Sotavento.
Bonaire said its SaaS offering will leverage Broadridge's internal private cloud infrastructure, which allows for flexible, dynamic and automated rapid deployment of resources to effectively support both anticipated and unexpected client demand.
The Bonaire generation facilities provide all of the power needs of the island's distribution company, Water en Energie Bedrijf Bonaire, as per a long-term supply contract.
The Bonaire at Spice Bay is a fresh take on an architectural style with deep historical roots.
Under sail, we'd made our way towards a reef off a small uninhabited islet called Klein Bonaire (Dutch for Little Bonaire), which forms part of Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP).
Back on shore, life in Bonaire is relaxed, the locals are laid-back and friendly, and with its myriad tranquil and unspoiled beaches it is the ultimate place to chill out.
Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC), an auto parts supplier, is planning to invest in Wuhu Bonaire Auto Electrical Systems Co.
RISALPUR, June 13, 2011 (Frontier Star): Atleast three persons died and twenty injured when a bus met accident while heading towards Bonaire on Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway on Sunday.
While Aruba struck out on its own in 1986 and has been very successful ever since, Bonaire and Curacao decided to take their own routes into the 21st century.
MOST people associate the Caribbean with white sands, warm seas and sun-kissed perfection and the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are no different.