2008-11-06

text: Aruba transfixed by US election

This easy-to-read text in the Aruba variety of the language (from the newspaper Diario) tells of businesses closing early, traffic disappearing from the streets, and tourists scurrying back to their hotel rooms as all the people on Aruba, residents and visitors alike, were unable to think about or do anything other than watch the results of the US presidential election on Tuesday night.

ARUBA TABATA PARALIZA

Cu Arubianonan ta hopi conciente di loke ta pasando na Merca, a keda demostra Diamars riba e isla aki. E enfoke di tur hende tabata pa mira ki rumbo e eleccion presidencial na Merca a tuma, y remarcablemente pa prome biaha esaki a worde nota hasta riba caya!

Atardi ora cu tur trahador tabata rumbo pa cas, e prome prioridad den nan mente ta pa yega y cende TV pa mira con e bataya entre Barack Obama y John McCain ta cristaliza. Turistanan na gran cantidad a keda den nan camber di Hotel pa mira tur cos na TV.

Ya for di 8'or di anochi caba, por a mira un reduccion drastico di auto coriendo rond na Aruba. Varios restaurant a cera nan porta trempan, y trahadornan ya pa 10'or tabata na cas, pa asina mira con Barack Obama a bira e President nobo di Merca.

The complete article was here. (Dead link.)