Strictly speaking, Papiamentu does not have demonstratives. Adverbials aki (here), ei (there), aya (yonder), postposed to a definite noun, receive a demonstrative interpretation. Birmingham (1970: 57) considers prenominal e to be the reduced form of es, hence a remnant of the lexifier's prenominal demonstrative. However, the putative full form es is largely restricted to written Papiamentu, and it is doubtful that speakers differentiate synchronically between a definite article e and a prenominal demonstrative e. However, a remnant es occurs clearly in the pronominal demonstratives (see Feature 32 "Pronominal and adnominal demonstratives").
Source: Goilo 1972: 30
Source: Maduro 1971: 25