A day late and a dollar short comes to mind … only that its been fifteen months, not a day. Fifteen months later they are sending the KLPD to Aruba, are you kidding? Aruba, what’s the rush? Maybe you would like to wait another 10 months and see more declining tourism. Also, we do not care that it is at your own expense. Where did Natalee Holloway go missing? ARUBA.
Why do tourists refuse to go to Aruba? Because even in requesting help from The Netherlands they are blaming the family for the negative press that Aruba has received. Aruba … you are no martyr. How heroic, in the face of this negative campaign you are forging on to find Natalee. That is after you have purposely botched, mislead and covered up what really happened.
“Aruba sympathizes with the parents and close family of the girl, despite the negative campaign against the island”.
Will the Dutch come in and save the day? You best hope so. Its time for Aruba to come clean and tell what it knows in regards to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Its not very often you get a second chance to make a first impression. I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to save face, do the right things and provide “Justice for Natalee”
Amigoe: August 24, 2006 The Netherlands is assisting with the Holloway-case
After a tip that Natalee Holloway’s body was buried in the sand hills, a big group of officers searched the area in January of this year.
Maybe they should have been searching near this area?
ARUBA – The Netherlands will soon send constables to Aruba to investigate the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The Netherlands does this at her own expense. The Corps National Police Service in the Netherlands (KLPD) is going to help Aruba with the Holloway-case. They do this upon request of Justice-minister Rudy Croes (MEP). Croes has also asked Interpol to thoroughly examine the file.
Holloway disappeared more than a year ago during a school trip. The authorities have worked on that case since then, without finding any trace of the girl. Minister Croes has sent a letter to The Hague a week ago requesting assistance. He hopes that with police assistance from the Netherlands, the case will be solved faster. (This request was not done 12, 13 or 14 months ago, why?) “Aruba sympathizes with the parents and close family of the girl, despite the negative campaign against the island”, writes Croes in the letter. (Oh, and there has been no negative campaign perpetrated by Aruba, some members of the Aruban media and its minions. Try again. Maybe Aruba would like to fire up the web-site “Aruba the Truth again” to spread misinformation.) The request went to minister Johan Remkes (VVD) of Home Affairs and the minister of Kingdom Relations, Atzo Nicolai (VVD). As a result of the request, the KLPD will get full leadership of the investigation. Police officers of the Dutch corps will come to Aruba especially for the investigation. The Netherlands will also pay for the accommodation expenses of these officers in Aruba and also the expenses for the commitment. They will also get a location of their own, out of which they can work on the case. The police officers are allowed to carry a gun and use it and they get power of criminal investigation. They will also get access to relevant information from the Holloway-file and all the information system.
Minister Croes promised in his letter that the Dutch officers will get full cooperation of the investigation authorities and the government. Croes has also formally requested the Interpol to investigate the file for irregularities. “Upon request of the attorney general, Interpol had meanwhile tried to get the not yet released data by the FBI (the American federal police, editor)”, mentioned the minister in the letter.
The Public Prosecutor confirmed being aware of the request, but emphasized that it didn’t come from attorney general Theresa Croes–Fernandez Pedra, but from the Justice-minister himself. He had asked Interpol for assistance in July, when he visited the headquarters of the international police organization in Lyon, France.
The OM is also aware of the cooperation between the corpses from the Netherlands and Aruba and mentioned that this was done on police level and that the OM had not made the request. “The criminal investigation in the Holloway-case is still open. If the Dutch police can help, they are more than welcome to do so”, said Mariaine Croes.