Press Conference with Beth Twitty & AL Gov Bob Riley Regarding Potential Boycott of Aruba


According to many sources there will be a Press Conference at the AL Governors Office today at 10:30 AM CST with Beth Twitty and Governor Bob Riley to discuss the recent events that have transpired in Aruba pertaining to the Natalee Holloway investigation. Alabama Governor Bob Riley will most likely be responding to the letter he received from the Aruban Department of Foreign Affair that Dave Holloway discussed yesterday on Scarborough Country.

Watch news conference


link to letter

Yesterday in an interview on Scarborough Country and repeated the same in a telephone conversation as well Dave Holloway stated the following when asked of an impending boycott.

Well, the people of Aruba have elected their officials and their officials have spoken. We have elected officials and we’ll let our elected officials speak.

Well, again Joe, we elect our officials and they decide what is necessary for the people. Whatever the governor decides, that’s what we’ll do.

It would appear even a man of patience has his limits when it comes to the seriousness of the investigation into his missing daughter Natalee Holloway. No one can say that Dave did not try his best and extend every opportunity. Everyone must remember this has always been about Beth Twitty’s and Dave Holloway’s missing teenager daughter, Natalee Holloway.

In a much different expression of the situation going on in Aruba and aspects of a boycott comes Joe Mammana from last nights, November 7, 2005 Rita Cosby, Live and Direct.

Rita: Joe you have been spearheading this. What is your reaction that tomorrow Beth and the governor are going to call for it?

Joe: Well Rita, I think it is long overdue. I just spoke to Beth a few minutes ago. I also spoke to councilman Jack Kelly and councilman Juan Ramos to let you know that Philadelphia will also be signing the resolution to boycott Aruba. We will have the public schools behind us. We will have the Catholic schools behind us. We are putting this together right now. It’s kinda like a dance floor; one couple wants to get out there first.
Once they get out there, everyone else will be out there. But, this is going to be devastating…this boycott.

I want to say one thing. On the island of Aruba, Michael Posner who has the excelsior casino and the Holiday Inn. Michael, you and I are cut from the same cloth. We have seen the good, bad and ugly in life. This gentleman could still step in and do something over there and put an end to this thing before it gets out of hand. But I can tell you now Rita..when we start this boycott and put it together, it is going to be def com three.
I’m not in this for the fun of it, I eat what I kill. And I’m going to find Natalee Holloway one way or another and somebody is going to be held accountable for Natalee Holloway on that island. That’s a promise.

Rather direct one would say.

One can only hope for all sides considered that a happy medium can be found in all this. The Holloway’s and Twitty’s I am sure just want a fair and competent investigation into their daughter’s disappearance. I am sure Aruba does not want a boycott. There is no reason why any of this had to get to this point. Many scratch their collective heads as to why it has.

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  • Comments

    57 Responses to “Press Conference with Beth Twitty & AL Gov Bob Riley Regarding Potential Boycott of Aruba”

    1. Frank on November 8th, 2005 11:30 am

      Aruba’s pride and prejudice. the van der sloot family has pulled all of Aruba into this crime and now they can’t come clean.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the complicit were duped by Paulus and did not realize that by helping him, they were becoming party to crimes.

      Never imagining it would get this big or last this long.

      It only takes one person with courage to come forward, in public and tell what they know. This stalemate won’t be broken without someone taking a risk.

    2. monkey wench on November 8th, 2005 12:09 pm

      I agree, FRANK, it only takes one person with courage to step forward and tell what they know. Unfortunately, the persons in the spotlight so far don’t seem to have that kind of character. The VDS-2 and the K-2 are cowards.

    3. bluesky on November 8th, 2005 12:18 pm

      Minister Bot Talks with Secretary of State Rice

      Minister of Foreign Affairs Bernard Bot had talks with his American counterpart, Condoleeza Rice, on Monday. They discussed Bot’s visit to Suriname and Colombia last week and bilateral relations and developments in the region. Bot also announced on Monday that the Prince of Orange (the Dutch Crown Prince) will be visiting Washington on 8 November in his capacity as water manager. He will talk about the situation in the areas hit by the hurricanes in the southern United States and the relevant Dutch expertise.

      Sooner or later The Government of the Netherlands is going to exert diplomatic pressure on Alabama….for them to stop with this WITCH HUNT against Aruba….

    4. John Mackie on November 8th, 2005 12:22 pm

      Well, it seems that Americans never learn from lessons in the past. We had a bovycott against Cuba to oust Fidel, and after decades, Fidel is still in power, stronger than ever. We tried a boycott against Saddam, and the only victims are our own American CEO’s who are now being investigated and indicted for the Food-for-oil program.
      The irony of this case is that Venezuela (read: President Hugo Chavez), cannot wait for the boycott to start, so he can finally offer his help to Aruba and than take over the island. I cannot believe that the State Department is waiting for this to happen.
      I also believe that by announcing the boycott, no policeman in his right mind, would stick out a finger anymore to try to help Beth and Dave. At least an American policeman would react that way, and I do not think an Aruban policeman would act any different. This would mean the end of the case, which would be a pity. But at least we would not be overthrown by the media with this case anymore.

    5. vicki on November 8th, 2005 1:14 pm


    6. Kmac359 on November 8th, 2005 1:26 pm


    7. bluesky on November 8th, 2005 1:40 pm

      I’m glad that Beth has shown her true face…

      Now Aruba knows with whom it is dealing with…

      Beth Holloway from now on Persona Non Grata on Dutch Territory !!!

      And Soon Persona Non Grata on European Territory !!!

      Bye Bye Alabama……

    8. commonsense on November 8th, 2005 1:44 pm

      Vicki -
      And no – the whole world is not watching. Maybe 3,000,000 a night watch the talking head shows on cable news – and of that – maybe half agree with the family that the three kids are guilty. So why should the Aruban government LIE to make about half of you happy. No evidence = No case.
      Get it straight.

    9. Kelly on November 8th, 2005 1:45 pm

      Wow…things happen for a reason….perhaps now with Natalee’s death/disappearance….other young girls will not suffer the same fate in Aruba….now that we see how apparantley “anything goes” in that part of the world. I read on a recent post that several people are actually “after” the 3 suspects in this case…..what comes around goes around….God Bless Natalee & her family….Keep the faith Beth & Dave….God is listening…

    10. Alicia on November 8th, 2005 1:51 pm

      In the United States we are the hardest on ourselves. When we feel something is not working we fix it. We are not perfect but who is. Aruba needs to fix this. Their system is failing Natalie Holloway. The citizens are becoming angry at America for calling boycotts. It is understandable that their laws are different but are their ethnics different? Doesn’t the parents of a victum deserve some respect during their time of sorrow? Should the police have made such mean and degrading remarks to the family? This does not sit well with America. They say let our system work and we will. I say while it is working learn to treat a suffering family with the respect they deserve. It was you who missed the evidence in the begining so do not take this out on the family now because they are growing impatient.

    11. John Sharkey on November 8th, 2005 2:02 pm

      Well, the Governor of Alabama is trying to cause a ‘crimson tide’ on Aruba. But, this is not a football game.

      I saw the interview today. He is asking for more than any police department ever provides in any murder investigation – control over the investigation: seeing all interrogations, removal of investigators, control by an outside agency (FBI).


    12. Richard on November 8th, 2005 2:12 pm

      This says it all….

      Alabama Governor Calls for Aruba Boycott
      Nov. 9, 2005

      MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Bob Riley called for a travel boycott of Aruba on Tuesday until authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island cooperate more fully with the family of a Mountain Brook teenager who has been missing since a graduation trip in May.

      Riley asked the governors of the other 49 states to join him in urging a boycott of Aruba on behalf of the family of Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old Mountain Brook High graduate last seen on the island May 30.

      Her mother, Beth Holloway-Twitty, joined Riley at the Alabama Capitol for the boycott announcement. She contends Aruban authorities have failed to adequately investigate the possible murder of her daughter, who was with a teenager, Dutch national Joran van der Sloot, and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe on the night she disappeared.

      They were held for a time and released.

    13. Sue on November 8th, 2005 2:40 pm

      One Odd thing that always struck me was this tape of Deepak whether real at this point who knows, But He says ( If I knew where the body was I would tell)
      Now how would he know there is a body even?? If they didnt kill her how would there be a body? If they did kill her and someone else dumped her that would be the only reason he wouldnt know where the body is ..
      This whole thing just smells like dirty laundry

    14. Dave on November 8th, 2005 2:45 pm

      News flash
      The whole world is not watching

    15. Sue on November 8th, 2005 2:54 pm

      Riley Calls For Travel Boycott Of Aruba In Holloway Case

      POSTED: 11:31 am CST November 8, 2005
      UPDATED: 11:46 am CST November 8, 2005

      MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Bob Riley is calling for a travel boycott of Aruba until authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island cooperate more fully with the family of a Mountain Brook teenager who has been missing since a graduation trip in May.

      In a Tuesday press conference, Riley asked the governors of the other 49 states to join him in urging a boycott of Aruba on behalf of the family of Natalee Holloway. The 18-year-old Mountain Brook High graduate was last seen on the island May 30.

      “We’ve been talking about this for the past two or three months,” said Riley. “We’ve been going through this for months, and all these people have asked is for the Aruban government to be open, to be candid, to explain to them (the Holloway family) and allow them to see interrogations that have gone on. To allow them to have the FBI be a part of that investigation. They have asked for the investigation team to be removed and I believe that is a reasonable request, based on everything we know up until this point.”

      Her mother, Beth Holloway-Twitty, joined Riley at the Alabama Capitol for the boycott announcement. She contends Aruban authorities have failed to adequately investigate the possible murder of her daughter, who was with a teenager, Dutch national Joran van der Sloot, and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe on the night she disappeared. They were held for a time and released.

      Extensive searches for Holloway have failed to find any clues about her whereabouts.
      Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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    16. ma on November 8th, 2005 4:02 pm

      a boycott is laughable and LAME

    17. Karen on November 8th, 2005 4:08 pm

      My thoughts and prayers go out to Natalee Holloway’s family and friends as they have since she disappeared. At this point, it seems
      the family has reached their limit and frankly, if it was me, I would
      have reached mine way before now. In this day and age of 24-hour
      news channels, this is one American who is not going to just fade
      away Aruba. Just haul the Kalpoe brothers in as well as Joran Van
      der Sloot until they say what they did with her physical body. All 3
      seem to get their sadistic enjoyment of having the family sit and
      wait while they throw out bits and pieces about what they did with
      Natalee that night. Just cut to the chase and tell them where to
      look for her body….even if you don’t have the guts to do it face
      to face, do it anonymously.

      The other day, on one talk show, they had a picture of some sort
      of grave with a cross. Why haven’t the police went out there to
      search that area already? It seems as if they only work from noon
      to 3pm on Aruba and they get upset if they are questioned how
      they are investigating the case and put the family under suspicion.
      Well, thats too bad. It seems like the only searches thats been
      done, has been done by those working for the family while the
      Aruban police seem to be too busy even to make a phone call to
      ask for equipment from the FBI. Frankly, if I was a member of
      Natalee’s family and saw the picture of the grave, I’d probably be
      on the next plane down there, and get a taxi to that area and
      dig that area even if I had to do it with my bare hands.

    18. noregrets on November 8th, 2005 4:11 pm

      Well, our governor here in Alabama has officially called for a boycott of Aruba. It’s about time!

    19. arrbor on November 8th, 2005 4:16 pm

      Enough with the BS! I mentioned earlier that the Holloway/Twitty family is in a delicate position to call a boycott. This started with the kidnap and or murder of an american teenager. As unfortunate as that is, Aruba could have recovered from that if they were just upfront and didnt try to cover it up, but the aruban government has played the American people for fools. Along with Natalee;s family, America has been very patient, but mine, along with many others, have run dry. Lets stop sitting around and get the ball rolling. I will not be visiting aruba again. Who is with me?

    20. Maurice B. on November 8th, 2005 4:28 pm

      This goes even deeper than Natalie. We as Americians must let these so called countries that claim to be are allies or neighbor’s know that you cannot treat us any kind of way. If we don’t stand up to Aruba other so called friendly countries might try the same thing with us in the future. I wonder could the Holloway family flip the award.

      What I mean is instead of the $250,000 for information leading to Natalie flip it to the 1 million for info leading to her. 1 million might cause someone to talk over the $250,000. I also was wondering if there is something we could do as America to receive this person and his family into the United States if they come forward. We know that they could not live there in Aruba if they tell. We cannot let them get away with this.

      Aruba officials are so corrupt. They must have that state of mind from allowing the illegal drug trade pass through there island. I FULLY SUPPORT THE BOYCOTT.

    21. Susan Smith on November 8th, 2005 4:34 pm

      I am so disgusted with all the threats of “boycott Aruba” While I feel for a mother and family who have lost a child I think this is all going too far. The Arubian people did not commit any crime but in fact tried their best to help as much as they could. further more where is the proof of a crime (and I’m not saying one was not comitted) BUT there is no proof. Why should the innocent suffer for the guilty?? The pot should not call the kettle black. America should clean out their own household before going into another country and clean theirs. How many Americans living in Aruba will also suffer. THose who have business’. e.g. The American owned hotels. The American Airlines that fly there?? They wil all lose money. The ends does not justify the means and you people need to wake up and realize that you don’t rule the world. Destroying Aruba will not bring Natalee back nor will it ease the heartache, It will just cause even more hurt and make many people in this world hate you even more. By going thorugh with something like this only highlights how high and mighty you all think you are.
      I pray for you all that God in His good and just heart will forgive you all for the hurt you spread through out this world .

    22. SB on November 8th, 2005 5:07 pm

      They need to get the National Association of Certified Travel Agents
      NACTA (not Natca, thats air traffic controllers….) behind this with a policy statement.

      I hope they would agree and not be selfish. Pick another location to replace the revenue lost from aruba maybe…

      The best place to get a boycott going is through the agents that book the trips.

    23. Kelly on November 8th, 2005 5:09 pm

      Bravo Gov. Riley!

    24. SCOTT on November 8th, 2005 5:18 pm


    25. Chrissie on November 8th, 2005 5:41 pm

      I hope they do boycott Aruba because more than likely that is the only way anything is going to happen to bring Natalee home.So do it!

    26. Grandma23 on November 8th, 2005 5:45 pm

      Aruba, Stand up you must have one decent person who will be a hero and not a coward. Gram23

    27. me on November 8th, 2005 5:48 pm

      Yeah! CNN has reported the announcement of the Aruba Boycott. Let’s hope everyone read that and does the right thing for the Holloway/Twitty families! Beth, we will get Natalee back one way or another. BOYCOTT ARUBA!!!!

    28. NewsJunkie on November 8th, 2005 5:50 pm

      So what do you have to say for yourself and your happy island now – Arlene Schnipper and DomPIG??

    29. Jim Hanson on November 8th, 2005 5:59 pm

      You can’t stop people travelling to Aruba with a boycott. People will travel there if they please. A boycott is not law. I don’t like to say it but if BT et al decide to start a boycott, they had better be prepared for very poor co-operation from the Aruban authorities. In other words, the odds of solving this case will get even higher and perhaps NH will never be found.

      Getting political won’t solve this case. In my personal opinion, I think Beth Twitty hopped the twig in September when the 3 suspects were released for lack of evidence and has become irrational and resentful. And she wonders why the Aruban authorities have a tough time communicatiing with her.

      There’s two sides to every story folks. Because of the media, we only get to hear her side. She’s slowly been painting herself into a corner with her attitude towards the Aruban’s, and it’s just a matter of time until she’s totally out of options in this case.

      I think if BT wants the Arubans to solve this case, starting a boycott is definitely not the answer, for when you start shoving someone, they shove back. It’s not hard to tell that the Arubans are sick a tired of BT’s allegations and actions. They can’t help it if they have a different judicial system. It’s simply a fact that the Holloway clan are going to have to accept. I think if BT would step off her high horse and float back to reality, she could reason with the Aruban authorities in a diplomatic manner.

      This is the juice as I see it … if she continues with this attitude and starts a boycott, I think she can kiss this case goodbye. This is about her DAUGHTER. Not BETH T and her personal anger and hostility.

      For NH’s sake, I hope her mother thinks this thing over very carefully.

    30. Who cares on November 8th, 2005 6:34 pm

      Jump and scream as much as you can, I do not care…maybe it is even a good idea to boycot Aruba, that will keep away the spoiled american brats from coming to Aruba with their loose attitude (like getting drunk on jelly shots and then jumping in a car with 3 strangers)

      Maybe the boycott will affect the island, and make Aruba go back to their humble state they used to MTV and american way of living has damaged the youth and culture of the island. We do not need american filth, maybe this will cause the filth to stop coming Aruba and maybe in this way, we will keep only those visitors who realy know Aruba, those Americans who are coming for some more than 20 – 30 years. These are the people who realy know us. Those are the americans we realy love and hope for them to keep coming.

      All the rest may go an look for Fortadell for their drugs and sex orgies, we do not need you here!

      So, boycott and do whatever you feel like to satisfy your needfor revenge, it wont bring Natalee back, but who realy cares of you, as long as you could find yourself some super hero because of your hatred actions against Aruba.

      I’ll rather die standing on my feet, proud to be an Arubian, but notto bow for the so called great america and live.

    31. 10061909 on November 8th, 2005 6:44 pm

      I guess either my last comment was to far fetched or right on.. It seems to have been cut. will try again in a few days

    32. Ryan Harris on November 8th, 2005 7:19 pm

      Now, here comes a really powerful tool. Boycot! Strangle the economic flow that feeds them, gives them life! Stay away from their backwards ways! Why, only 90% of them even speak English! Boycott Alabama!

      See how absolutly stupid and insane that sounds?

    33. Silvia Nijhoff on November 8th, 2005 7:26 pm

      First off: As an Antillian it irks me beyond belief how Aruba is judged by US standards. One cannot compare apples with pears, so lets not judge Aruba and the system there as it being a US court (where as far as I know one is assumed innocent till proven guilty too, not innocent till persecutated by press)

      Secondly: WHY????? Why are we boycotting an entire island full of people who work hard at their jobs (cops included) for ONE girl? To starve people; devaste an economy that has been friendly to the US through thick and thin?? Do you know how many Arubans get lost in the US? No because there isn’t anything said about them now is there?

      It is sad Nathalee ( and yes, we do take the time to seek up the right spelling and pronunciation on her name) disappeared but there are far more worse things going on the world.

      And if we want to go around and make stupid allegations: don’t parents teach their kids NOT to go with strangers?

    34. Laura on November 8th, 2005 7:52 pm


    35. Northerner on November 8th, 2005 7:58 pm

      Once again, the US shows its smallmindedness. Something goes wrong abroad (I’m talking about the disappearance, not the alleged incompetence or coverup) and xenophobia rears its ugly head. The same thing happens every year within the borders of the 50 states and nobody cares. Worse, if a foreigner dares to comment on that fact, they are given a dumb answer like “the US, love it or leave it”.
      Go ahead with the boycott and be the laughingstock of the world. You are just reinforcing the stereotype of the American tourist (or potential tourist) who only wants to go to places that are “just like home”. The moment anything is different from back at the ranch, they are out of their depth. Silly boycotts like this just reinforce that image.

    36. dennisintn on November 8th, 2005 8:36 pm

      wonder what’s been planned for paulus being released from suspicion on the llth.

      hope its going to spectacular. maybe dropping aruba from the port of calls of pleasure cruise lines.

    37. pa mom on November 8th, 2005 8:49 pm

      For all of you who are ridiculing the attempts of the Holloways and Twittys and the State of Alabama in forcing the Aruban government to step up their investigation with the boycott….. even if you do think it’s a silly or nonproductive move – it’s still a move. It may assist in forcing the Aruban government into action. Wouldn’t you do everything in your power – including calling for a boycott – to find your child?

    38. Hyscience on November 8th, 2005 9:11 pm

      HarryTho 11/8 Natalee Holloway Update And Commentary

      Clearly, the Aruban authorities, without the helpful hints of the Mansurs, have determined that the Mountain Brook teens and the Twitty-Holloway camp hold valuable information that could resolve this case.

    39. Dave on November 8th, 2005 9:18 pm

      Go Beth Go! Lets all Boycott Aruba! This is just the start. it’ll snowball and yes the whole world IS Watching you Aruba. Ha Ha all you Beth bashing Joran lovers. Aruba is GOING DOWN.

    40. Stacy on November 8th, 2005 10:48 pm

      This is the most ridiclious thing that I have heard. Would the governor call for a boycott if Natalee were a black or hispanic girl? No I seriously doubt it. Instead the media would label her a slut for getting drunk and leaving with three guys. I do not intend to boycott Aruba, and I plan to take my summer vacation there with my family as I have done for years. The Aruban people have been nothing but kind to the Holloway family. Shame on them and shame on the governor.

    41. Gary B. on November 8th, 2005 11:12 pm

      I STRONGLY support this boycott against this sorry excuse for an island. It is obvious to me the good old boy system is at work on the happy CORRUPT island of Aruba. Arubians should be ashamed.

    42. BRENDA on November 8th, 2005 11:38 pm

      go get them NATALEE’S MOM AND DAD. CLEAR THE ISLAND SO YOU CAN FIND HER! YES! I LOVE THAT IT MAKES ME HAPPY THEY ARE BRINGING IT ON TO ARUBA. THEY WILL HAVE TO GIVE A CARE IN ARUBA. MAKE THEM AWARE EVERY DAY THAT NATALEE IS NOT FOUND they will loose america money. ARUBA needs sensitivety classes. yes it is disturbing that NATALEE is missing what part of that don’t they care about.

    43. Marci on November 8th, 2005 11:58 pm

      I agree with the boycott, because the Aruban authorities refused to allow the Holloway/Twitty have any information regarding the investigation. They want their daughter back, that’s all they want. The Aruban authorities are protecting the guilty people, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Polis found Natalee’s body and disposed of it. Look at the Videos #1 to #8 on this site, posted about a month ago. It looks like a cover-up to me. The Polis can’t investigate Natalee’s disappearance if they destroyed the evidence.

    44. Mike on November 9th, 2005 2:57 am

      If a boycott is laughable and lame then Aruba has nothing to worry about, do they?

    45. mohamed on November 9th, 2005 5:32 am

      please do boycot aruba, we want to go to Aruba without all those bigmouth americans

    46. marco on November 9th, 2005 6:09 am

      In the Netherlands and Aruba the law says:
      Innocent untill proven guilty

      America’s law says:
      guilty untill proven innocent

      So boycot Aruba if you want, get all the help you can get from important people, make sure the media does it’s share.

      It doesn’t change a thing!!!

      A few weeks ago Dr. Phil shouted “BOYCOT ARUBA” and the same Dr. Phil is saying that he thinks Nathalee is still alive and could be found somewhere in Mexico.

      I,m dutch, and proud of it.

    47. The Stig on November 9th, 2005 7:46 am

      Why don’t you Americans boycot every country where one of you disappears? Just stay in your own country then, where everyone is save and nobody gets hurt…. You’re so naà ¯ve

    48. Francis on November 9th, 2005 7:53 am

      How in the hell can you boycott Aruba, where the people tried everything to help. If the government knew anything don’t you think they would have send the persons involved to jail? How can you hide anything if you don’t know anything.
      Tourism is their main form of income, so you guys are willing to put people out of work without any proof behind the reason why you’re doing so? you’re govenor should go to jail for that.

    49. John Staton on November 9th, 2005 1:13 pm

      No the entire world is not watching, probably 2 billion Chinese don’t even know where Aruba is. However, the main body of potential customers to
      Aruba is watching and they do not like what they see. California police did not destroy evidence and cover-up murders. A bad jury let OJ go. Colorado attempted to bring Coby to trial, the key witness backed out. Not by being threatened by police as is the case in Aruba. We track down the beasts in the USA (look at the Christie Wilson, Taylor Behl, Olamide Adeyooye and many other cases). Aruba does not care to even investigate. Nor will they or care untill the wrath of God is upon them.

      Aruba delenta est!

    50. Kelly on November 9th, 2005 1:33 pm

      some of you are correct…perhaps the world is not watching….but some folks that actually vacation in, or had plans to travel & spend money in Aruba have been watching……I guess that maybe enough of the world has already watched….again, I hope some of you never lose a child.

    51. Sharise on November 9th, 2005 2:05 pm

      Hell hath no fury like a mother who has a child and raises her/him for years only to have a predator come along and take them. I can’t believe anyone would think a mother would just go to her corner and sit there after it happens. Beth don’t want a boycott either, ALL she has wanted all along is people there to treat her with respect, give her an idea of what’s going on, a legitimate investigation and her beautiful daughter to take back home dead or alive, so far she has received none of that. These people have been more than patient.

      Instead they got a botched investigation from day one. rumors about Beth scamming money and set up her daughter to turn people against Beth, calling her a bitch and comparing her to hitler, the kids on the trip being looked at, Jug being looked and called a f–er.. Dave being told to go get a beer, she’s probably off drunk. 2 of the 3 police stations there didn’t even know anything about a missing girl 48 hours after it happened. If this happened in California, like the OJ trial,the NAACP would’ve been all over it when they locked 2 innocent black gentlemen up who had alibis where they were. You know the rich privileged white kid who framed two innocent people. The FBI would’ve been all over searching these 3 suspects home including Paulus’s and questioning them. Not to mention the 5,000 lies they’ve told and no body, no crime arrogance of those two families there. What happened to all the bones, bloody matresses, carcasses, underwear, bones, belts, the tapes of Deepak and his mother changing the time she said her son got home before??? I feel sorry for the citizens there who are innocent. The real blame for what has happened should not be place on the Twittys and Holloways, but to the Kalpoes & VanderSloots and the cops and prosecutor who have looked the other way all summer long. A few weeks into a search for Natalee, a National missing person case on their island, and she goes on vacation. Do these people have a heart?

    52. iremember on November 9th, 2005 3:49 pm

      They still dont get it, huh?
      Americans do not feel OK about losing one of their own and just leaving them behind.
      We like to bring our dead home.
      I do have hope we will be able to do this for Natalee.
      Those who don’t like Americans for this?
      Sad for you all.

    53. vicki on November 9th, 2005 4:38 pm

      Sorry about the caps,didnt mean to offend, but COMMONSENSE, Do you have any???? We are not talking about anything but the lack of an investigation. Don’t you get it???? It’s really sad that you all seem to be brain dead. You can’t get past the way things are done in Aruba, Oh I’m sorry the “Hague”now that you have passed the buck after how many months???? It’s about morals and values.. Duhhhhhh

    54. noregrets on November 9th, 2005 11:06 pm

      Some of you {{edit}} are obviously missing the point of the boycott. It’s to get something accomplished, it’s to end the cover up, it’s to force the dutch legal system to explore leads they have refused to explore before, it’s to force the Aruban govt to give equisearch places to search, it’s too force the authorities to speak openly about what they are doing with the Holloway’s/Twittys! The Aruban authorities cannot tell us anything! Nothing! Notta! Zilch! Why? Because to do so would implecate their protocal son, the son of a judge who said “NO BODY, NO CRIME!” Doesn’t this statement alone scream guilty to you people? If there was no crime why was legal advice on this “no crime” discussed? Why weren’t contradictions in statements reviewed? Why weren’t tapes made after the release of these boys taken in immediately and taken before a judge to have these three rearreested? Why? Because they don’t want to implicate their own. Let’s talk politics here since we are speaking of a boycott. You have a murder of a young girl, an only child, an American citizen, and all evidence points towards a judge’s son. You have the media beginning to pack in the first day this girl has disappeared. Damage control: you purposely do not look for a lead in the case so you can say “Well, there’s no evidence, so she left on her own accord.” Problem is no one bought it. Now we have no choice but to play politics back and boycott them and demand answers. Ask yourself this: What if it were my child? Beth has handled this like a lady of the highest standards; can’t say I’d have done the same.

    55. Jim Hanson on November 10th, 2005 4:50 am

      An american female reporter went missing a few years back in Jamaica. She was last seen on a beach by her roomate going to meet a bartender she had befriended the night before.

      Shouldn’t Jamaica be boycotted as well?

      Has Iraq boycotted the usa? Not to my knowledge. Vietnam? Nope. Korea? Nope. Chile? (The cia rigged an election there in the 70′s.) Nope. Australia? (The cia rigged an election there as well in the 70′s). Nope.

      Why not just declare war on Aruba and occupy the Island?

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