MEP Cannibalizing their Own … Think They are Feeling the Pressure in Aruba?


MEP, cant we all just get along? Looks like the MEP Party is feeling the pressure of the tourism crunch and the criticism from the other Parties in government of their handling of affairs in Aruba. Now they are starting to lash out at their own. Isn’t this to be expected when one does not handle matters on their watch, then they usually  go after their own as the pressure mounts and the walls close in.

Amigoe; 9/15/06: MEP Criticizes Its Own

ARUBA — “It is unacceptable that three ministers were not present at the opening of the Parliament year.   That proves lack of respect for Parliament and the Aruban nation”, said Ady Thijsen, parliamentary party leader of the MEP in parliament.  The chairwoman of Parliament, Mervin Wyatt-Ras apologized last Tuesday during the opening of the new parliamentary year, for the absence of Minister Marisol Tromp of Education, Social Affairs, and Infrastructure; Justice-minister Rudy Croes; and Minister Nilo Swaen of Finance and Economic Affairs.   She didn’t say what the reason was for their absence.  Ã‚  

The MEP-party latched out at their own ministers during their weekly press conference.   Parliament-member Marlon Werleman cannot imagine that fellow party-members with such an important function can make plans for a day that is so important for the Aruban parliament and with that the democratic system.“Next week is the day of the Queen’s speech in the Netherlands, something similar to our opening of Parliament.   I cannot imagine that the ministers will give preference to other matters than being present at the Queen’s speech.”MEP has therefore asked Wyatt-Ras to officially tell the government that the parliament is not pleased with the absence of the ministers.   They hope that the three ministers will appreciate the criticism, especially now that premier Nelson Oduber had indicated that also he was a little disappointed with the absence of his colleagues.

Posted September 15, 2006 by
Amigoe, Aruba, Economy, Politics | 47 comments

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    47 Responses to “MEP Cannibalizing their Own … Think They are Feeling the Pressure in Aruba?”

    1. JusticeforNatalee on September 15th, 2006 12:07 pm



    2. SL-Gloria on September 15th, 2006 12:07 pm

      Political disorder is a serious indication of absence of a common purpose to hold the government together, and it also means that good old Mr. Oduber lacks political authority. Anarchistische overheid.

    3. Miss-Underestimated on September 15th, 2006 12:52 pm

      Where is the investigation of Natalee headed?

    4. glad2bAmerican on September 15th, 2006 12:59 pm

      HELLO! Without Beth’s crusade for justice, Aruba
      would continue to play dumb. Goes around comes around.
      Let justice prevail! Poooooor Aruba

    5. Richard on September 15th, 2006 1:06 pm

      Looks like the forum is back in service. For a day or two, I couldn’t get to any of the new articles. Wonder if it was related to issues with the new servers?

    6. Carpe Noctem on September 15th, 2006 1:18 pm


      ARUBA and island so chock full
      of Aruban and Dutch hate they
      let a predatory throat slitting
      murderer RAPIST the likes of
      Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot
      to walk scott free to Holland and
      attend college.

      Meanwhile the other two last seen
      with Natalee Holloway are on “island
      lockdown” They are not allowed to leave

      Not for college or any other reason.

      …and these people wonder why tourism
      took a preciptious plunge of 100,000
      tourists for this past year.

      Why? People enjoy LIVING and not
      being thrown away in trashbags.

      Laughable! If this were not such a tragedy,

      I would be rolling in the floor!

      I realize this is no joke and people’s
      lives are being toyed with. People are
      really suffering everyday.

      Meanwhile, ELSON ODUBER shoots more birds
      at the camera for the new “ONE HAPPY
      ISLAND CAMPAIGN” repackaged.

      OOPS, my bad!

      Did I say “ELSON ODUBER” … I MEANT TO SAY:

      Nelson Oduber!

      Bonbini B1tches, couldn’t happen to
      a nicer country.

      Keep it comin’ LIE-RUBA!

      “We’ll leave the light on for ya”

      Love, The Spirit of Natalee

    7. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 1:22 pm

      miss-U, It is headed no where. This case is OVER in Aruba. Whem are you going to see the light ???

    8. Carpe Noctem on September 15th, 2006 1:30 pm

      Hey Mr. Richard…

      SM Crew was doing behind the scenes
      server switching yesterday, I hear.

      It is supposed
      to make for a better,
      more reliable
      and exciting

      Rock on SM and thank you
      for all the good you do.


    9. NM on September 15th, 2006 1:39 pm

      Interesting those particular ministers were missing.
      Swaen- good “friend” to pvds. Very helpful to pvds last summer.

      Maybe they were hanging out at a crack house or C&C

    10. JusticeforNatalee on September 15th, 2006 2:16 pm

      When is ARUBA going to see the light?!

    11. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 2:22 pm

      justice, What light does Aruba have to see ???? Please let me know ????

    12. vicki on September 15th, 2006 2:24 pm

      good one justice, really WHEN??? I think when someone else goes missing.
      Carpe, please go to BFN and look under the time warp…back in the beginning, it was said that Natalee was hit with a blunt instrument which smashed up her face… See if you can find it and post it. I am no good at that sort of thing. That would coinside with the pics that you have…i cant believe that there are still young girls going to freakin lieruba… crazy.

    13. Miss-Underestimated on September 15th, 2006 2:57 pm


      Whem am I going to see the light? When Natalee is home is whem I am going to see light. Whem are you going to see the light, the posters here are not about to say Uncle.

      NM exactly they were hangin out for ladies nite.

    14. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 3:38 pm


      SM:   Kelmal – you are pushing your luck unless you are looking to be banned.   One more unjustified insult towards another poster and I’ll  suggest you  be banned from posting.   (klaasend)  


    15. Carpe Noctem on September 15th, 2006 3:41 pm


      Miss U, you are the best!!!


      Will do Vicki, I just put it on my TO DO LIST.

      Thank you

      -J4N People!!!-

    16. windy city on September 15th, 2006 4:04 pm

      Hey Kel,

      Did your dog throw itself in front of a car? Or maybe you let Joran “dogsit” for you?

      Not to worry, the dog’s in a better place.

    17. Miss-Underestimated on September 15th, 2006 4:17 pm


      You should only speak for yourself, unless you are all those posters?

    18. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 4:20 pm

      windy city, Thanks !!! Yes he is !!!

    19. JusticeforNatalee on September 15th, 2006 4:21 pm

      The light that Aruba needs to see:

      HUGE FLASHING RED WARNING LIGHT beside a gigantic sign that reads:


    20. Maggie on September 15th, 2006 4:33 pm


      That was one of the rudest comments made against MISSU and totally uncalled for. Whether Miss U is married or not has nothing to do with this case or how one feels! From that assumption married people are hopeless? Keep on keeping the hope alive MissU:)

    21. dennisintn on September 15th, 2006 4:33 pm

      if i thought for a second i had to listen to the likes of kelm for advice, i’d throw myself in front of a truck too.

    22. dennisintn on September 15th, 2006 4:40 pm

      i noticed that at the same time aruba is reporting a l5% drop in tourism, and citing things like the economy and high gas prices as the reason for the drop, the average tourism rate for all other caribbean countries is up by about l5%. aruba will talk about new taxes, throwing more money in public relations (perfume the pig), and more advertising to promote tourism and safety, but never, ever say anything about the real reason for the drop in tourism. natalee ann holloway has not been found and returned to alabama, and crimes against her have not been solved and the perpetrators punished. the other reason for the drop is the way the loudmouths on the island, and the time share owners in the states have lied and demeaned the victim and her family. who in their right mind would want to spend time and money amongst people with that kind of attitude. downright despicable.

    23. windy city on September 15th, 2006 4:41 pm

      Hi Maggie,

      Miss U is a tough cookie. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
      I picture Kel sitting behind his little screen with his dork in his hand trying to get a rise out of folks. In his miserable little world hurting others makes him feel good about his lonely and pathetic life. The truth is he is a scared and lonely soul craving attention. Here boy, fetch! Good little kel.

    24. windy city on September 15th, 2006 4:44 pm

      100,000 less visitors at at least $1000 a head. One hundred million in lost revenue. How the Kalpoes are still breathing is truly amazing.

    25. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 4:45 pm

      Miss-U , The comment I made was VERY, RUDE and uncalled for. I am very sorry. Please accept my apology.

    26. Carpe Noctem on September 15th, 2006 4:48 pm

      Hey Kel,

      Did your dog throw itself in front of a car?


      rofl. GOOD ONE, WINDY. :-)

      I didn’t believe that dog crap for a minute. It had
      Kelmal’s unique “manipulative” psych profile
      stamped all over it in bright orange neon ink.

      (with an arrow – blinking, even)

      Justice 4 Natalee

    27. windy city on September 15th, 2006 4:52 pm

      From the Central Bank Of Aruba July report, published today.

      In May 2006, the number of stay-over visitors and their nights spent on the island fell by 6.7 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively, compared to the corresponding month in 2005. Data available for the first five months of 2006 show that stay-over tourists and their nights spent on the island decreased by 10.6 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively. The data on tourist arrivals and nights spent on the island for June and July 2006 are not yet available.

      According to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics, the average occupancy rate of the hotels contracted by 9.4 percentage points to 76.6 percent in July 2006, compared to the corresponding month a year earlier.

      Data published by the Cruise Tourism Authority show that the number of cruise passengers dropped by 16.7 percent in July 2006, compared to the corresponding month of 2005, while the number of ship calls recorded a 43 percent decline.

    28. windy city on September 15th, 2006 4:53 pm

      lol, Kel, Your still a p*ick.

    29. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 5:39 pm

      windy city, LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luv Ya Kel

    30. Mike on September 15th, 2006 6:27 pm


      you still think that aruba is not feeling the boycott?????????????????????????????????

    31. James on September 15th, 2006 6:34 pm

      Joran van der Sloot and his Father know precisely what happened to Natalee Holloway. The Kapish brothers know as well. There are a few others who are close to the above people who know what happened to Natalee.

      My best guess is that she was targeted with the boy’s hormones being the triggers. She was drugged to make it easier.

      Something terribly wrong happened as she most likely was not able to handle the amount or the actual type of drug they gave her. She was raped, she went into cardiac arrest, and died.

      I’m not so sure that Daddy van der Sloot didn’t have his way with her.

      The way these people show no conscience, no emotion, no concern……………….that in and of itself tells the entire story.

      When they meet JESUS, at the end, the truth will come out.

    32. Carpe Noctem on September 15th, 2006 6:36 pm
    33. Carpe Noctem on September 15th, 2006 6:39 pm
    34. Maggie on September 15th, 2006 6:50 pm


    35. Allan K on September 15th, 2006 7:07 pm

      I wnat justice for Natalee Holloway if they suffer in the meantime it is their choice, So be it. I would like to see a bigger drop in tourism also or a resolution..

    36. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 7:20 pm

      allan k, There are still thousands of American tourists who go to Aruba each month. Aruba doesn’t care if that number goes to ZERO. They will NOT solve this crime. It is OVER to them. All the boycott can do now is maybe save the life of a young girl which is good thing. Maybe, just maybe a parent of a young girl will see how dangerous Aruba is and not let her go. Lets HOPE SO !!!!!!!!!!!!

    37. windy city on September 15th, 2006 7:36 pm

      Kel, You might be right. Then nature will take it’s course. How very exciting!

      p.s. Smooches back at you, ya little p*ick!

    38. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 7:57 pm

      windy city, Now that was FUNNY !!!!You are GOOD !!! And I still Luv Ya !!!!!!!!!!!!

    39. windy city on September 15th, 2006 8:04 pm

      I do what I can kel, I do what I can.

      I’m going to go play fetch with my dog now. Later!

    40. KELMAL on September 15th, 2006 8:20 pm

      windy city, OK later dude !!!!!! Good Night !!!!!!

    41. nychic on September 15th, 2006 11:04 pm

      I Continue To See A Message Above Every Page
      Which Reads:
      “you are not authorized to view this page”
      (my content advisor is disabled – so that is not it)

      Klaas -
      please tell me I was not banned before KELMAL !

      let’s see – what are we up to now?
      johnm – johnnym – kelmal – kelaml – kel – kelly – KELMAL

      Will Mickey John’s Statement Be Posted On The FP ?
      (just noticed something: mjohn/johnm ???


      SM:   Yes, Mickey John’s will be posting on the FP as soon as some bugs are worked out of the system.   No, you aren’t banned, the message you are seeing must be also part of the “bugs” that need to be fixed.   (klaasend)

    42. para2legal on September 16th, 2006 9:02 am

      #31 – exactly. Boys 17+ in gangs. Tourist girls open season. That’s what Aruba is hiding. That’s what the house of cards is all about. Every official in Aruba that has a son in this age group knows his son has participated in druging and raping island tourists. If this were an isolated incident, Natalee would have been found, case solved. What’s being held over their heads is if prosecuted JVDS, 2K will sing and name names.
      Cowardly officials are letting their island sink so their secrets are safe.

    43. KELMAL on September 16th, 2006 10:31 am

      nychic, I wondered where you have been. I missed my buddy. Welcome back.I have just one name KELMAL. That’s it !!!
      para2, Yep, and those secrets will sink with the island !!!

    44. Mortella on September 16th, 2006 1:12 pm

      You have made the point over and over that you do not think Aruba will do anything more in the investigation of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway boycott or not. Fine, you are entitled to your opinion but it is not necessary to keep stating it over and over in the same article’s comments. We get it.

      But that is just what YOU think and while you are entitled to your opinion, so are the rest of us. And even if they do nothing more, at least they will not refuse to do it with that smirk on their faces we have seen far too often. And maybe a few of those fat cops and kids will miss a couple of meals and lose a few pounds before they explode.

      Hopefully no parent will ever again send their child to One Crappy Island under their lies and deceit that it is a low crime area for we have counted enough murders in their own papers to give it a higher murder rate.

      At least others will come to know that they lie and deceive and invent their crime stats and call murder suicide and accidental death. Interpol is also on to them on a few of these instances. If the truth comes out that the entire Caribbean basin is fraught with crime, you can bet it will save other families this agony and be worth the effort. So please don’t worry any more about setting the rest of us straight about how our efforts will do no good. And in the end we shall see if they do or not.

      At the very, very least we will not have to watch the smirking faces trashing Natalee and her family while raking in the good old American dollars as they did before. That is worth something.

    45. KELMAL on September 16th, 2006 1:30 pm

      Mort, Very well said. Yep, Only a fool would send their daughter to one of those islands on spring break. We have to get the word out. Thanks Mortella

    46. Carpe Noctem on September 16th, 2006 2:17 pm

      Sing it, Mortella!

      Justice 4 Natalee Holloway

      Raped and murdered by the three sharks.
      Joran, Deepak and Satish

      or as I like to think of them…

      KARMA and the 2 SHARMAS

      ( both Deepak and Satish apparently
      were given the same middle name
      “Sharma” )

    47. Miss-Underestimated on September 18th, 2006 9:11 am

      Does anyone else read between the lines of the comment of #45?

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