From Amigoe; Spoedoverleg over kwestie-Holloway, 6 Okt, 2005, 18:44 (GMT -04:00)
ORANJESTAD Ã¢â‚¬” De regering heeft het verzoek gekregen met grote spoed overleg te plegen met de Strategic Communications Task Force of Aruba. De escalerende negatieve berichtgeving over de zaak-Holloway moet daarbij het gespreksonderwerp zijn.
(English translation, Hat Tip: Edwin)
ORANJESTAD – The government was asked for an emergency meeting by the Strategic Communications Task Force of Aruba. The escalating negative information about the Holloway case is a major subject.
Since two weeks the disappearance of Natalee Holloway is back in the American news shows. The Task Force concludes that it gives a negative turn with the lowest point the Dr. Phil show: “They started a campaign against the authorities of Aruba and Arubans as a touristic location.” Especially the overwhelming efforts of Natalee’s mother, Beth Twitty, to punish all of Aruba for what happened to her daughter, is harmful according to the Task Force.
They took this conclusion after negative polls showed that the negative media attention will damage the reputation and therefor the economy of Aruba seriously. “And the negative media attention will increase if Aruba from their side does not take any actions”, according the letter from the Task Force to the government of Aruba.
Minister Rudy Croes of Justice gave a reaction to the Task Force. He believes that the government should do a final attempt to show Twitty that Aruba offered her all possible hospitality, support and help. Unfortunately that was not enough to get her daughter back, according Croes. He suggest that if Twitty continues to boycott Aruba, he will take further steps. The Task Force did not want to take any action against Twitty because such an action would cause more media attention and will have a negative effect: “Mothers of victims are ‘holy’ for the American media.”
Strategic Communications Task Force; “the boycott will have negative consequences for our tourism and economy”