The following are some translated stories that you may have missed from Aruban and Dutch newspapers. Are Arubans feeling the affects of public opinion in the United States when they come to visit America? Also in Aruba the Chamber of Commerce requests an independent investigation into the Natalee investigation.
Diario: Diaranzon, 28 September, 2005
Algun Arubiano hayando trato menos bunita ora di bishita Merca
Some Arubans are treated less nicely when visiting America
ORANJESTAD (AAN): The image Aruba is acquiring with some Americans is none too pretty. Now that Beth Twitty is suggesting that Americans not travel to Aruba or any other Dutch territories, on almost all channels, as well as on the popular Dr. Phil Show and soon on the hugely popular Oprah Winfrey Show, the situation is worsening.
There are millions of Americans following the case of the Alabama student who went missing in Aruba. The general opinion is that the government of Aruba hasn’t done anything to find Natalee, nor to maintain the three young suspects detained.
They think that in Aruba, corruption is the order of the day and that because Joran’s father has the title of judge, he could have easily caused his son to regain his freedom.
Now what? It seems that many Americans will (take out their anger) on any Aruban that goes to their country.
Evil Eye on Arubans
DIARIO received last week, various reports of Arubans visiting America, under the ‘evil eye’ they have gained from Americans. This has even happened to Arubans who have lived a long time in America.
A known local citizen has indicated that he telephoned the US to make a reservation in an American hotel. The female operator was speaking very nicely and was cheery until the time when she asked “where are you calling from”
When the citizen replied “From Aruba”, at once the tone of the conversation changed drastically.
From Amigoe, 27 Sep, 2005, 17:40 (GMT -04:00)
KvK wil onderzoek naar ‘druk op justitie’
Chamber of Commerce (KvK) want an investigation to force Justice Department
Oranjestad Ã¢â‚¬” The Chamber of Commerce (KvK) wants an independent investigation to a possible political pressure to the police and the DA. The Chamber of Commerce wants this investigation after the statements of former commissioner Jan van der Straten, who can be considered as a well informed person of Judaical business at high level.
The Chamber of Commerce is afraid that the political pressure to the Justice Department will decrease the investments on Aruba.