Beth Twitty Rebukes Dompigs Assessment that She came to Aruba With a Film Crew


Deputy Police Chief Gerold Dompig had made the following comment in an interview with MSNBC Dan Abrams along with some other strangely worded comments.

DOMPIG: Well, again, Mrs. Twitty is in Aruba with a film crew and a large film crew and I don’t know what the agenda is there. But we need her to make a statement claiming that we altered her statement in the past. So I offered her a chance to come in for a new statement and we’re still waiting.

DOMPIG: We—no. No, there’s no dispute. We set the rules. We invite first people to come in to—for statements and it’s not the other way around.

ABRAMS: Yes, but she’s also the victim’s mother. I mean you have to have a responsibility to keep her updated, no?

DOMPIG: Of course, but I insist that we—I need to—her to make her statement first and on the base of that, discuss with the prosecutor, what a meeting would be like with her afterwards. But we need her to come in for a statement first.

Beth Twitty discusses with Amigoe, November 4, 2005; Beth Twitty: ‘No film crew; that’s a fabrication’ what really happened when she came back to Aruba to find answers to her missing daughter Natalee Holloway.

ARUBA — “Absolutely nonsense”, is Beth Twitty’s reaction on the news reports about her being accompanied by a film crew of Paramount Pictures or other media during her stay in Aruba. She arrived in Aruba earlier this week accompanied by her girlfriend Carol.

“I haven’t been on the island for some time now and I came to acquaint myself with the course of the investigation in the case of my daughter and not for other reasons. My brother, Paul Reynolds arrived earlier”, said Twitty. She denies the plans about coming with a film crew to make film recordings of Aruba and said that she regrets the fact that her arrival in Aruba went with a flux of unfounded rumors. The rumors about the arrival of a film crew caused big consternation. Yesterday, chief of police, Gerold Dompig, who is in charge of the investigation, said that he made an appointment to speak with Twitty via her lawyer, Helen Lejeuz. “It is not allowed to make film recordings without a permit and this is different than the recordings that were made for the newscast. The Justice-minister told the corps leaders that no permit will be granted for filming”, said Dompig. Lejeuz confirmed the appointment. There was a meeting with the Strategic Communications Task Force in the Radisson Hotel yesterday afternoon. This committee was established with the task to correct erroneous news reports and to provide the media with correct background and information.

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Beth Twitty Rebukes Dompigs Assessment that She came to Aruba With a Film Crew”

    1. sandy on November 4th, 2005 5:34 pm

      another fine example of Aruba wanting to keep the media at bay. People must ask themselves : Why is it that Aruba does not want the film crews around? Perhaps because they do not want anything they do to be known by the general public and the world that they may have to awnser to later. Especially after the way this case has been mishandled by those Aruban officials. It is ridiculous how misinformation abounds on that “happy lil island”. Not only do they make false accusations, proposterous presumptions and mistreat the family whose only goal is to find thier daughter Natalee Holloway, they presume we Americans are stupid and dont or cant figure out their bumbling ways. Get ready Aruba a full scale boycott is coming, and its with regrets that your islanders will be the ones to suffer your mistakes. Arubans need to wake up tp the corruption and ineptness of these official and boot them out of office. The world is watching Dumpig. we want justice for Natalee. I work for a large corporation and no-one at our facility willl be going to spend our american dollars there untill the resolve of this case occurs. Some were going to buy timeshares on your isle but in light of this case and the impropriaties that your island has shown the world they rethaught it and decided to have a timeshare to Hawaii instead……..

    2. DougG on November 4th, 2005 10:12 pm

      This amazes me. Are we stuck inside an episode of “The Twilight Zone?” I can’t even understand what these Aruban officials are talking about.

      They claim that their first priority in the “ongoing” investigation is to interview beth, and the other teens from MB? Did I read that correctly in the other post?

      Now, in this one, Dompig asserts that the crucial next step is for Beth to “make her statement?” What in the world is this man talking about?

      I say the T-H family should hire some Delta Force people and pursue their own agenda. I would be glad to donate to that.

      Think twice before you let your kids go on a school trip overseas. Is it worth the risk?

      I am 100% in favor of a complete boycott of Aruba until this case is solved. I didn’t always think so, but I now believe that there are officials who either know what happened, or who are complicit in her disappearance. There doesn’t seem to be another explanation for the crazy gyrations we are reading about.

    3. oneyka on November 4th, 2005 10:59 pm

      Dompigs is a coward.

    4. D. Nichols on November 5th, 2005 12:44 am

      I completely agree with DougG. The boycott is desperately needed.
      This is the most frustrating corrupt investigation I have ever seen. I do not know how the Twitty/Holloway family endures this maze of confusion and smoke screens and stays sane. I would be protesting in front of our State Dept. long ago-I believe the boycott maybe the only thing that shakes the snakes out of the grass in Aruba. I feel so sorry for Natalee…what a heartbreak.

    5. Prima on November 5th, 2005 10:16 am

      I bet the film crew was from America’s Most Wanted. I understand they were there filming.

    6. Gabriel Leo on November 5th, 2005 10:33 am

      She doesn’t know of any media crew that came to Aruba? BS! Everyone knows she’s getting paid for appearing on the media. Fox news, MSNBC and film crew from Paramount pictures arrived the same time she did.
      Two of them were on the same flight when she arrived on the island on Tuesday and the other one arrived earlier. They are following her? Yeah it’s a strong possibility but so far I know Paramount Pictures isn’t a news media. And pls don’t say you have no knowledge of them being on the island.

      And let me make it clear, Aruba has not one thing to hide!

      But there is a big difference between:
      Coming and doing an objective film shoot of the way things truly are
      coming to the island, just looking for the down side of the island and putting that on the US-media and making it look like it’s an objective news story and announcing that what Aruba has to offer and that what goes on here on the island is what THEY filmed and nothing else. It’s obvious that an objective view isn’t supportive to the boycott campaign. Only a subjective view supports the boycott campaign. It’s obvious that Beth strongly wants the Boycott to become stronger and it only can be done with a subjective view.
      It’s just like if someone would go to the states and specifically film a KK-clan and then use that footage as an objective news footage and say that all Americans are members of the KK-clan and that everywhere you go you’ll find KK-clans, which is absolutely not true!!! Everyone knows that those clans still exist in the states, but they are isolated and the chance that you would see one in the states is almost zero. I hope my example is clear!

      Anyone with commonsense or who has ever set foot on the island knows what’s true and what isn’t.
      Everyone is aware that Beth is strongly pleading for a boycott. When she was asked here on the island about the boycott, all she can say is …” Thank you, I’m late for an appointment, Thank youuu thank very much”.. Then when she finally spoke she said ..”I never called for a boycott or ever supported it”. Are we deaf or are we blind or are we both?

      Things went wrong in the investigation? I as a proud Arubian say yes! And it has been admitted by everyone on the island EVEN MY government it has been voiced her on the island and on the local media, but is the US-media interested in that development? No! They want to maintain a view that the government and indirectly Aruba isn’t doing anything to solve the case. Hey it’s what you call ratings! The investigating team has been changed. But it’s still incredible that Beth thinks that Aruba is the states and things should be done, fixed the US way! There’s where I say Beth is sooo wrong.
      Calling for a boycott only adds more complication to the case, because no one cares about the case anymore. Everyone is now focused on fighting the boycott campaign. Everyone is sick and tired of hearing especially Beth and now Even Tim Miller says here on the island that Aruba is on the right path to solving the case, they are confident the

    7. julie on November 6th, 2005 12:30 am

      hey gabriel leo put your money where your mouth is dude show some action thats all aruba knows how to do is talk talk talk thats why no one has confidence in your law officials they know what happened to natalee and who did it and they think were too stupid to not know i say bomb aruba and anyone who doesnt like it then assanate the van der sloots . nobobody in aruba cares about natalee just thier name and pocketbook.i say move some of troops out of iraq and send them to aruba and holland .child murders were sick of how youve done our girl you crooked pigs

    8. Treehouse on November 6th, 2005 12:38 am

      Dompig said:

      “But we need her to make a statement claiming that we altered her statement in the past.”

      “I insist that we—I need to—her to make her statement first and on the base of that, discuss with the prosecutor, what a meeting would be like with her afterwards. But we need her to come in for a statement first.”

      “We set the rules.”


      Sounds like Beth Twitty is being set up.

    9. Sue on November 6th, 2005 5:51 am

      Well considering beth was also on Fox and Msnbc tv saying she was returning to Aruba, I bet some film crew jumped on the band wagon hoping to get some sorta story.. If there was one even there, And American Most Wanted was there prior to Beth returning to the Island.. I watched that episode Just tonight
      Good Story

    10. mchenry on November 6th, 2005 8:23 pm

      Have you had a daughter who went missing in another country? Did the other goverments LE bungle the case? Did the suspects lie, lie, lie? Did one of them say he will tell the whole story someday? The Aruba LE is soooo wrong to think we believe a word they say. They are corrupt!!!
      I will never visit Aruba until Natalee is returned to her family.

    11. Sue on November 7th, 2005 4:16 pm

      Well I guess you live on this ” One Happy Island”
      Well just so you know people do care about what happen to Natalee..Since you seem so negative am I to assume the kids are your buddies and you hang at C&C Bar nightly.
      Beth Is a Mother who has lost her child and is trying to get answers, Can you blame her
      I am quite saddened for the Holloway/Twitty family I am saddened for the folks of Aruba
      that do care about Natalee and who want answers also..I am quite sure that most folks on
      “One Happy Island” would give anything to have answers to Natalee’s disappearence.
      Your speaking for yourself not the majority.

    12. commonsense on November 7th, 2005 4:49 pm

      Way to go Gabriel Leo! Great posts!!

    13. me on November 8th, 2005 10:31 am

      When will you Beth bashers realize that she is just trying to find her daughter? Keeping this in the news is the only way she can insure that Aruba does not sweep this under the rug, hoping we will all forget about it. If it were my daughter that was missing, I would never give up, and Beth is doing the same. If Aruba has nothing to hide, they should not worry about the film crews!!!

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