Press Release Fundashon Bunita Boneiru
It is with great disappointment that the Fundashon Bunita Boneiru must announce extensive damage to the artwork at the Hato Roundabout.
It is with great disappointment that the Fundashon Bunita Boneiru must announce extensive damage to the artwork at the Hato Roundabout. At some time the past week, a vehicle was driven into the roundabout and crashed into the sculpture-in-progress.
This is a great setback for Fundashon Bunita Boneiru because several of the completed pieces of art were severely damaged. One of the sculptures was hit so hard that it was forced over to the other side of the roundabout. Some of the memorial stones that were purchased by donors in support of the project were also destroyed.
It is unclear whether this was an accident or if it was intentional vandalism. The vehicle that was involved must have sustained significant damage because pieces of it were found all around the roundabout.
Although this is a setback, it will not stop the progress of making Bonaire a more beautiful place. Of course, the sculptures will be repaired and rebuilt. The memorial stones will be replaced. The artist will be back in Bonaire to finish the project.
The police is working to identify the perpetrator. Bunita Boneiru hopes to look for a solution together and ensure that everything is put back in order.
Anyone with information regarding this incident are encouraged to call the KPCN: +599 715 8000 or the anonymous tip hotline: +599-717 7251. There is a reward offered of $250 for the ‘golden tip’.
Bunita Boneiru is a foundation of Bonaire community members with the best intentions to make Bonaire beautiful and to create something that everyone can enjoy and be proud of. The work of Bunita Boneiru is dependent on volunteers, sponsoring and donations.
Those interested can keep up with the progress and opportunities to volunteer on the Fundashon Bunita Boneiru Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bunitaboneiru/