Natalee Holloway; July 1 2005


Holloway letter campaign seeks help, The “Notes for Natalee” campaign

Do not forget about the “Notes for Natalee” campaign that friends and family of Natalee Holloway are asking supporters for their help. As previously posted, The Notes for Natalee should be performed in a respectful manner. If you need suggested text and address, please see our previous post. Scared Monkey readers we ask that you take part in this grass roots movement.

“The goal of this campaign is to illustrate in numbers of mailed letters the number of Americans who care about Natalee and her family.”

Letters can be sent to The Royal Netherlands Embassy, 4200 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.

I have said for a very long time the perception of how this case was being handled is probably just as important as to how it is handled. No one can deny that the initial investigations into the Natalee Holloway disappearance were at best shaky. The wrong suspects detained, the three that are presently in jail were let go and their homes and property were not searched initially. With so little that was done correctly in the first 72 hours of this investigation and now what appears to be no new leads and Paul Van der Sloot’s release from custody; what would one expect except the media to question events in a highly critical manner?

This has prompted the Aruban Prime Minister Nelson Oduber to create a “anti incorrect news” committee. It is obvious that Aruba is hypersensitive to the international media accounts and critical of their reporting. The converse can also be said. It is important for ALL the correct facts to come out, not just the ones that may be either beneficial or critical to Aruba.

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber presents “anti incorrect news” committee
by A.M. Digital

Posted: Jun 30, 2005 17:21 UTC

ORANJESTAD – At the weekly Government press conference Prime Minister Oduber officially presented a committee that was just appointed and with the task to minimize the effect of all the negative and incorrect information that is being disseminated on Aruba in connection with the disappearance of the American student Natalee Holloway.

“Aruba is known for its solidarity and in these difficult moments the Government is requesting the assistance of all citizens that are of good will in fighting the incorrect and negative information on Aruba that is going around the globe. There are media, in particular the international media that transmit negative and even incorrect information, giving the impression out there that our institutions do not function, which is something that the Government does not agree with” said the Prime Minister The committee consists of public and private sector personalities and some that have served this country in high positions.

“The committee has been working for some time behind the screens without too much publicity, and function on behalf of the people of Aruba in order to minimize the impact of the negative news that is being sent out” The basic mission of the committee is to bring correct information and counteract all publications that are not based on the truth and to explain the function of our judicial institutions and how they operate.

According to Oduber, he can feel a difference in the way of bringing the news by the international press, such as the Dutch and the American. This is one of the most difficult cases that Aruba has ever had but everybody is contributing their part in order to come at a solution.

The committee consists of ex- Governor Olindo Koolman, banker Bill Carson, president of the Aruba Chamber of Commerce Edwin Roos, president of the Aruba Free Zone drs. Gregg Peterson, psychologist Jaap Beaujon, the president of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association Jorge Pesquera, director of the Aruba Tourism Authority Myrna Jansen, and Government spokes person Ruben Trapenberg.

The committee meets on a daily basis to analyze all information that is given and correct where necessary, according to Prime Minister Oduber.

This would just be a word of advice to the Prime Minister, there is a big difference between reporting by the media that is factually incorrect and reporting by the media that you may not want to hear that may be difficult upon Aruba. Transparency is usually a good thing and working with the international media instead of having an adversarial relationship is always helpful.

I believe Americans, Arubans, all across the world and especially the families of Natalee Holloway just want the truth.

>>> UPDATE, From Fox News: Senator Wants FBI to Do More in Aruba

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Fearing the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway has gone cold, a U.S. senator is calling for the Aruban government to allow the FBI to get more involved in the case.

Sen. Richard Shelby wants the FBI to have full access to evidence in the case and he wrote a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller to gain support for his idea. Shelby, a Republican, represents Alabama, Holloway’s home state, in the Senate.

Aruban officials said the FBI is welcome to send more people, but government spokesman Ruben Trapenburg said he did not think the extra U.S. effort would help find the young woman who has been missing for a month.

Holloway family attorney Vinda De Sousa said of Aruban officials: “They will consider every option and possibility,” when asked about bolstering the FBI’s influence.

Posted July 1, 2005 by
Natalee Holloway | 77 comments

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  • Comments

    77 Responses to “Natalee Holloway; July 1 2005”

    1. Red on July 1st, 2005 9:34 am

      Please remember to migrate over to the discussion forums.

    2. Kristin-SC on July 1st, 2005 9:42 am

      Morning everyone. I am hoping for my bracelets to arrive today. My letter to the Ambassador is in the mail as well. I have sworn that I would not return to Aruba unless Natalee is found. I am one of a group of 8 girls that gors to Aruba every December and one of my friends has been talking about going there to help if she can. I do not blieve that this would be a good idea, I think that she/we would only get int eh way, Is there any new news?

    3. Jake on July 1st, 2005 9:53 am

      Hi Kristin! Were are the rest of the monkeys today! I can’t wait to comment about last night! Did you see Greta at the jail where PVDS was taken in for questioning! What a joke! I wanted to see the prison where Joran is at! You think she might go there tonight?

    4. Jake on July 1st, 2005 9:54 am

      Trisher, SBM, crs, Kris, Rach, where are you guys???? I am only working half day today!!

    5. Kris on July 1st, 2005 9:58 am

      Are you here?
      Discussion Forum-Front page

    6. Kris on July 1st, 2005 9:59 am

      Rachael, eddie, crs, slapped by monkey, mom, ally

      same thing

    7. AnnaMaria on July 1st, 2005 9:59 am

      Hey all, Kris’ thread is called “FRONT PAGE PEOPLE” and can be found at the Natalee Holloway section. Also, crs started a thread called “old monkey speculation” in the Theories and Speculation page.


    8. Kris on July 1st, 2005 9:59 am

      Oops sorry,
      Larry, Lucy trisher,etc

    9. AnnaMaria on July 1st, 2005 10:05 am

      Is anyone else having trouble getting to forum to load right now?

    10. Jake on July 1st, 2005 10:07 am

      I cannot get on the forum! Why can’t we just stay here?

    11. rem05 on July 1st, 2005 10:08 am

      Have any of you read the post in the discussion forum posted by sobelle? This person claims that most of you on this blog are conspiring. Can’t explain, you will just have to read.

    12. ladyJA on July 1st, 2005 10:09 am

      Morning everyone anything new

    13. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:09 am

      I can’t get on the forums either and goodmorning all

    14. ladyJA on July 1st, 2005 10:10 am

      What are we conspiring, can u copy that rem pls

    15. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:10 am

      Hi everybody. Did anyone read that stuff about the posts from here that were supposedly “edited” and in “secret code”?

    16. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:11 am

      Shango’ s posts?

    17. AnnaMaria on July 1st, 2005 10:11 am


      I read that and was LOL’ing. I think she was reading all the strange stuff from the trolls that eventually got removed and then maybe some of our retorts to the trolls got removed too. :) Have to go to work today – but will check here later for you guys and then at Kris’ thread.

    18. Jake on July 1st, 2005 10:11 am

      Rem-who is sobella? What does she mean that we are conspiring? We just want Natalee back!!!

    19. rem05 on July 1st, 2005 10:11 am

      Lady – I will have to dig them up.

    20. ladyJA on July 1st, 2005 10:11 am

      the forum is closed

    21. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:12 am

      laters Anna and what is the name of Kris’s thread?

    22. rem05 on July 1st, 2005 10:12 am

      AnnaMarie – I think so too.

      Nursebeeme also found them.

    23. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:12 am

      you guys… was really funky! It read something like mom and larry were talking in secret codes…..

    24. Kris on July 1st, 2005 10:13 am

      Hi guys–
      I feel like a failure, I start a thread and the system goes down :(
      crying my eyes out boo hoo

      Ok I’m better. How is everyone this morning?
      Jake–what happened last night?

    25. klaasend on July 1st, 2005 10:13 am

      The Forum appears to be down right now, I’m sure they’ll get it up soon. I did see some of those posts by Sobelle. I’m wondering if the posts she was referring to were moved to a new thread in the Forum? Can’t check, since we can’t get in right now.

    26. Jake on July 1st, 2005 10:14 am

      Hope-DISCUSSION FORUM-FRONT PAGE. I can’t get on it.

    27. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:14 am

      ROFL mom and Larry only talk about drinking and happy hour..well thats not all but they do kid around alot with it…

    28. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:14 am

      thanks Jake and I still can’t geton it either …bummer I just had posted on crs page when it went down

    29. Kris on July 1st, 2005 10:14 am

      Nurse–Mom and Larry???ROFLMAO

      they only code here is in the form of drinks for happy hour :)

    30. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:15 am

      heya Kris don’t cry /hug

    31. Kris on July 1st, 2005 10:15 am

      Hope–what is crs’ page?

    32. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:15 am

      Hi Kris and Kristen and hope and all others. It is sooooo good to see you! I think I saw Kris in one of the other long tunnels! Have you all been checking out the code talkers? Interesting.

    33. Kris on July 1st, 2005 10:16 am

      Not yet–still too earlier for me to try and decipher code, not enough cafe yet ;)

    34. Jake on July 1st, 2005 10:17 am

      Last night Greta had Beth and Jug on. They are really fustrated with the way this case is being handled! I felt their pain! This is hard for me to say, but these kids are going to walk! and I think Beth and Jug know that too. Anyhow, Greta went to the prison cell were PVDS was being held, and was interviewing a polis officer which was sitting at his desk with a computer in front of him, and I don’t know if any of you saw this, but I had a feeling he was on here blogging. :) hee hee hee hee hee. I think he might be Sim!!!
      Did any of you guys see this???

    35. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:17 am

      Yeah the coders are interesting to say the least and I think they know alot and it could very well help get to the bottom of all of this

    36. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:18 am

      hahaha… is 1600 here in Germany. I need my second round of coffee or my first round of happy hour. Since it is friday I think I will opt on the second. Did you guys hear about the boat that had a ton of cocaine on it that was seized by US? Funny thing, it also was transporting the Aruban marines!

    37. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:18 am

      ROFL JAKE!! I had the same exact thought because he kept glancing at his computer ..he was definately chatting with someone!

    38. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:19 am

      wow Nurse Ididn’t hear that where did you get this news?

    39. gagirl on July 1st, 2005 10:19 am

      Morning all. I take it Shango did not post last night? Friday is his favorite day, so he should come on tonight.

    40. Jake on July 1st, 2005 10:19 am

      Hope-I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAW THAT TOO!!!! LOL LOL LOL. Who else saw that! He was definately blogging!!!! I bet he is on here today!!! LOL LOL LOL

    41. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:21 am

      Jake great mind see and think alike ROFL!! hahaha too funny but yes he was definately doing some sort of blogging

    42. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:22 am

      gagirl I wasn’t on late and there were no Shango posts here before 11 pm cst lastnight and goodmorning

    43. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:22 am

      hope, I read it on the breaking news sticky note, I think….I was going back and forth trying to find the front page people! You guys are cool!
      Jake, is that new interview up on the fox website yet?

    44. gagirl on July 1st, 2005 10:22 am

      thank you Hope

    45. ladyJA on July 1st, 2005 10:23 am

      I saw the police officer but I doubt Sim is a cop

    46. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:23 am

      that is some news nurse! I will see if I can find it.

    47. Connie on July 1st, 2005 10:25 am

      Server is down on the forum. Anything interesting going on yet?

    48. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:25 am

      notthat we have heard Connie

    49. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:26 am

      hope, I think someone from aruba blogged it in because it was in kilograms and she translated the amount into about a ton.

      Hi Gagirl! I really liked the stuff you put up on the code

    50. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:26 am

      you know i often wondered if the code writer was a cop..they seem to know an awful lot…maybe they are investigator of some type

    51. Kris on July 1st, 2005 10:26 am

      just sent you a pm-let me know if you get it

    52. Connie on July 1st, 2005 10:27 am

      Haven’t been here in a while, is it still loaded with bs and trolls?

    53. Jake on July 1st, 2005 10:27 am

      Kris, what’s a pm?

    54. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:28 am

      at times it is Connie

    55. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:28 am

      you have a pretty good idea/guess on the code talkers, right?

    56. klaasend on July 1st, 2005 10:28 am


    57. Red on July 1st, 2005 10:28 am

      Server back up on forum … new update on todays post …

      Prime Minister Nelson Oduber presents “anti incorrect news” committee

    58. LostRaider on July 1st, 2005 10:28 am

      Does anyone know if Arubian/Dutch law allows for plea deals? If seems the case isn’t going anywhere, there is little or no physical evidence (police botched that one), there is no body (looks unlikely that there will be one), the suspects aren’t talking and have no reason to talk (all they have to do is wait it out). As much as I hate plea deals in the US, it may be the only way to get this case moving and find out what really happened. If a deal were made with one of the brothers/dj to turn states evidence against JVDS/dad, then the others might start talking also.

    59. Baboon on July 1st, 2005 10:29 am


      Transporting Aruban marines? Would you mean Dutch Marines?

      The US Coast Guard, FOL, Dutch Marines and the Aruban Coast Guard work together to counter drug-trafficking. Why would that be funny?

    60. gagirl on July 1st, 2005 10:30 am

      Thanks Nurse. Does anyone have the messages where Shango talks about the Sumerians? I checked through what I have and I don’t have those references.

    61. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:30 am

      there is a us senator that is also pushing for more us fbi involvement. did you guys read that? It was on fox, I believe…

    62. icey on July 1st, 2005 10:30 am

      I managed to get 10 letters out to the Dutch Ambassador this morning. I also finally made a donation to Equuisearch. ($100) It’s not much, but it helps. I feel a little better because at least I’m doing something. If I was out of work, I would really consider joining the team in Aruba.

      Can I donate to the AM South fund electronically?


    63. Kris on July 1st, 2005 10:30 am

      Private message from the forum. Just wanted to see if you got it–
      going there now.

    64. gagirl on July 1st, 2005 10:31 am

      fairly good. I could be way off base though.

    65. rem05 on July 1st, 2005 10:31 am

      Nurse-Yes, the senator is asking that all evidence by viewed by the FBI.

    66. nursebeeme on July 1st, 2005 10:32 am

      there was supposedly cocaine seized on board the ship that was transporting the dutch marines (per newsupdate from someone in aruba on other message board). it hadn’t been seized previously….it was seized.. (just passing on new news from the other message board)

    67. Nicole on July 1st, 2005 10:33 am


      I know I am probably going to get scolded for this…but….I really do think that Joran left Natalee on that beach. I think he did his thing with her, she passed out, he knew he had to get home because he snuck out, and that she was there on vacation, and he would never see her again, and he left. I think someone else, maybe drug dealers that hang at the local beaches took her. It is also making me mad that people keep saying she could have went for a swim and drowned. Who does that!! why would she want to go in the ocean by herself alone on a beach…unless she was a weirdo…and I don’t think she was.

    68. Trisher on July 1st, 2005 10:33 am

      Mornin’ all. I’m hanging my head in shame for a response I gave to first amendment late yesterday. I apologize to all who heard it except him/her. My sarcastic side got the way best of me.
      I could not watch the news shows last night. I saw that part of Greta’s was a rerun. ANything today?

    69. Trisher on July 1st, 2005 10:34 am

      Red – I’ve tried the form and I am trying to get used to it. Don’t like it yet, though.

    70. Kris on July 1st, 2005 10:35 am

      Where did everyone go?
      Morning Trisher

    71. ladyJA on July 1st, 2005 10:35 am

      nicole, for some reason you maybe right, I dont know about this case it is so funny, for some reason the part about returning home, i do believe, I dont know, I hope that nothing bad happened to her and these boys are innocent.

    72. Hopefloats on July 1st, 2005 10:37 am

      some have moved to the forums Kris I am there and here both

    73. ladyJA on July 1st, 2005 10:37 am

      What forum Hope

    74. Trisher on July 1st, 2005 10:38 am

      Jake – just read your post about the interview. hahaha
      Nicole – you have a right to your opinion!
      I frankly have no clue what happened. My guess is probably closer to what we talked about 3 weeks ago than all of the other theories around.
      But I’m open to the truth!

    75. Baboon on July 1st, 2005 10:38 am

      The FBI was with a group in Aruba. Some left, some stayed.

      There is no plea barganing in Aruba or the Dutch Kingdom. What they do is reduced sentences for the for the lesser crimes.

      The case where the gentleman was “beheaded” was solved. The girl was picked up and she is awaiting for her charges and subsequent trial.

      A case of a drive-by shooting was also solved and the involved have been arrested. Nobody was killed they just shot in the air. One is the son of really, really rich and influential people in Aruba. Not like Joran, which by Aruban standards is just the son of a judicial employee.

      Some have to start coming to grips that maybe something else happened to the girl.

    76. Tom on July 1st, 2005 10:38 am

      Comments are over in the discussion groups guys we even have a new forum just for you

      Go give it a try because we can not monitor both sides.

      thanks tom

    77. Scared Monkeys » » In-fighting in Aruba; Editorial Come back from Diario: Natalee and Another Mistake of Nel Oduber! on July 1st, 2005 2:17 pm

      [...] response to a post we did earlier today on the “anti incorrect news” committee. in the daily update. Natalee and Another Mistake of Nel Oduber! By Jossy M. Mansur It is very easy, as Prime Mini [...]

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