Infrastructure

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Palm Beach Aruba's Queen Beatrix International Airport is located near Oranjestad. According to the Aruba Airport Authority, almost 1.7 million travelers used the airport in 2005, 61% of whom were Americans. Aruba has two ports, Barcadera and Playa, which are located in Oranjestad and Barcadera. The Port of Playa services all the cruise-ship lines, including Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines, NCL, Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Line and others. Nearly one million tourists enter this port per year. Aruba Ports Authority, owned and operated by the Aruban government, runs these seaports. Arubus is a government-owned bus company. Its buses operate from 3:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m., 365 days a year. Small private vans also provide transportation services in certain areas such Hotel Area, San Nicolaas, Santa Cruz and Noord. A street car service runs on rails on the Mainstreet

Utilities

Water-enEnergiebedrijf Aruba, N.V. (W.E.B.) produces potable industrial water at the world's third largest desalination plant.[28] Average daily consumption in Aruba is about 37,000 long tons (38,000 t).

Communications

 There are three telecommunications providers: Setar, a government-based company, Mio Wireless and Digicel, both of which are privately owned. Setar is the provider of services such as internet, video conferencing, GSM wireless technology and land lines.[30]Digicel is Setar's competitor in wireless technology using the GSM platform, and Mio Wireless provides wireless technology and services using CDMA

Places of interest

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Notable people

•    Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada[33]
•    XanderBogaerts, MLB shortstop of the Boston Red Sox
•    BeticoCroes, political activist
•    Henny Eman, first prime minister of Aruba
•    Bobby Farrell, musician
•    Jossy Mansur, editor of the Papiamento language newspaper, Diario
•    Nelson Oduber, prime minister
•    Sidney Ponson, MLB pitcher
•    Michael Posner, international casino owner
•    FredisRefunjol, governor
•    Julia Renfro, newspaper editor and photographer

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Beaches

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