Aruban Prime Minister Nelson Oduber continues to live in a world of denial. Is it the police thats under pressure, or MEP? By the way Oduber, 9–11 is not the reason why your tourism hit the skids. Stop fooling yourself and stop lying to your people. Your horrendous tourism decline is pinpointed to one single event, the purposefully botched investigation of Natalee Holloway to protect your own. If you care so much about your precious tourism, then bring justice in this case. Without it your tourism will suffer for decades to come.
“We live from tourism. Since the terrorist attacks in the United States, all sorts of international measures were announced and we have to comply with those. We would like to interpret these well, so that the tourism do not experience unfavourable effects of these.”
If you want cooperation, then get the Dutch police into Aruba ASAP and give them full and complete rein on the Natalee Holloway investigation. They best have the ability to re-interview, re-question and look at this case from day one to the present. You have all the information that is needed, now all you have to do is act on it in a manner that isn’t cronyism.
Amigoe: September 21, 2006 “Aruba police under pressure” (full article below)
THE HAGUE/ARUBA – “When it comes to combating criminality, like drug dealing, our police officers are pressured”, explained Prime Minister Nelson Oduber (MEP) the protocol for the cooperation with the Dutch police today.
That’s the reason why Aruba wants support from the Netherlands to see how to cope with this and how to resist the tempting corruption.
“The Netherlands is also faced with these problems on a daily basis and has therefore a lot of experience in this field. We want to learn from that experience.”
Oduber also indicated that Aruba is striving for this same kind of cooperation in other areas, like border control. Aruba has already contacted the Royal Military Police about this. “We live from tourism. Since the terrorist attacks in the United States, all sorts of international measures were announced and we have to comply with those. We would like to interpret these well, so that the tourism do not experience unfavourable effects of these.”