On Thursday 23 April, the Governor of Aruba, Z.E. Alfonso Boekhoudt, contacted 17 Aruban inhabitants by phone to tell them that His Majesty has pleased the King to appoint them in a knight order.
During the annual ribbon rain, Royal awards will be awarded in the Order of the Dutch Lion and in the Order of Orange-Nassau on the occasion of the celebration of His Majesty de Koning. However, the actual ceremony of the Royal award will take place at a later moment this year. When this will be, depends partly on the course of the Coronavirus. By calling the inhabitants personally and announcing who are distinguished Royal, those who have made themselves very deserved for society can still be appreciated.
The following people have been appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau: Jacob Bult, Peter Paul Michael Theodoor Hermans, Imy Josephine Cecile Heinze-Lasten, Alexander Maarten Nieuwmeyer, Olga Josefina Buckley en Jan Willem van Nes.
Among them is Aruba Today’s appreciated partner Jan van Nes, owner of restaurant Asi Es Mi Peru and president of the Aruba Food & Beverage Association.
The following persons have been appointed Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau: Sebastian Israel Falcon, Elizabeth Phillis Craigg, Reuben Laurence Craigg, Maria Louisa Croes, Rolando Juan Croes,Edwardo Fernando de Graf, Jacobo Dominico Henriquez, Swinda Anastacia Thiel, Elba Lucilda Hirschfeld-Smith, George Jozef Geerman and José Bernardino Andrade do Salâo.