Daniel Smith Death: Who Says Caribbean Islands Do not want to be the Next Aruba? The Bahamas Do Not


What is the affect of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway? Aruba thought is was just going to go away. Seems more that it is on the minds of many. The mysterious death of Anna Nicole Smith’s son, Daniel Smith, has caused the Bahamas to PANTSfear a hit to their image, similar to what has happened in Aruba. What do The Bahamas fear? PANTS, otherwise known as “Post Aruba Natalee Tourism Syndrome”. The high profile and undetermined death of Daniel Smith have some worried in the Bahamas that people may get the wrong idea and image of the Bahamas. The end result would be to suffer the same fate as Aruba, a sever drop off in tourism. Aruba wonders why the continue to see a perpetual, unending slide to their tourism? Wake up Aruba, you have made it to the worldwide lexicon of being the poster child island for missing and pathetically investigated crime. Think you are going to recover by throwing marketing dollars at the problem? Hardly.

Scott criticized the Bahamas’ head coroner, Linda Virgill, for labeling the death “suspicious” last week and saying that her office knew the cause of death before toxicology tests were complete. “Unless she’s psychic or God, unless the pathologists know the cause of death, how does she?” asked Scott, adding that some in the Bahamas worried the highly publicized case was affecting the island chain’s image. “We are all aware of what happened in Aruba. We are all aware of what happened to Natalee Holloway,” he said, referring to the high-profile disappearance last year of an Alabama teen. “We don’t want that to happen in this jurisdiction.” (Pioneer Press)

 Smith Death Sparks Scandal in Bahamas

“The fact of the matter is, the investigation surrounding this thing must be thoroughly done, it must be seen to be thoroughly investigated in any event,” he said. “You have to follow everything.”

Fears of missteps in the investigation have led some to worry aloud about the islands’ image overseas, and to comparisons with the much-criticized investigation into the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Authorities there have arrested nine people in her disappearance and released all of them for lack of evidence.

“We are all aware of what happened in Aruba,” Michael Scott, a Bahamian attorney for Anna Nicole Smith, said on Thursday. “We don’t want that to happen in this jurisdiction.” (Wilmington Star)

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  • Comments

    15 Responses to “Daniel Smith Death: Who Says Caribbean Islands Do not want to be the Next Aruba? The Bahamas Do Not”

    1. Carpe Noctem on September 22nd, 2006 10:06 am





    2. hammer on September 22nd, 2006 10:08 am

      GOOD ONE, RED…

      Some other points of interest re: this story:

      1. NY POST 9/21 had interesting article which stated that head coroner Lynda Virgill was dismissed from the case for suggesting cause of death was suspicious. Further, the artcile carried a direct reference to Natalee Holloway case.

      2. ON THE RECORD: Greta made same reference to Natalee case in a very quick mention at the very end of the show last nite.



    3. dennisintn on September 22nd, 2006 10:29 am

      at lest anna nicole has her son’s body. that’s a whole lot more than aruba has done for natalee’s family. anna hasn’t even been told publicly to shut up, go home, and get over it. her son hasn’t been publicly and in the media been wrongly accused by business men and govt. leaders as a slut, dressed like a whore, was an drug addict, an alcoholic, and a lot of other things designed to make the victim and her family look bad, and take attention from the habits and predilections of the persons accused of taking her life. id also be willing to bet they haven’t accused the family of doing away with the victim for the life insurance, or accused the victim of walking to venezuela, or committing suicide and burying himself.

    4. Miss-Underestimated on September 22nd, 2006 10:43 am

      So the boycott of Aruba must be working, otherwise why would Bahama worry. Does Bahama have their own Arlene Shifty?

    5. Libby on September 22nd, 2006 10:49 am

      Well said Dennisintn.

    6. KELMAL on September 22nd, 2006 12:26 pm

      They don’t want to be the next Jamaica, Aruba or the cruises.

    7. glad2bAmerican on September 22nd, 2006 12:43 pm

      Bahama is British
      Aruba is Netherlands
      Could be the difference!

    8. KELMAL on September 22nd, 2006 2:41 pm

      glad2be, The bahamas are independent !!!

    9. Maggie on September 22nd, 2006 9:42 pm

      Never been a fan of Anna Nicole’s,,. I still don’t know what her talent is that she is famous for…but losing a child is devastating. I am thankful these islands are watching what has went on in Aruba,, in hopes it will spare another family of the hellish nightmare that Aruba has put Natalee’s memory and her family through. Aruban officials have no shame.

    10. Carpe Noctem on September 23rd, 2006 8:48 am

      hey klaas,

      Did u make up that ‘PANTS’ acronym?

      I found that funny.


      SM:   Nope, can’t take credit for that one.   I thought it  was funny too!   :)    (klaasend)

    11. KELMAL on September 24th, 2006 11:03 am

      “PANTS” That is a GOOD one !!!!!!!

    12. jhawks on September 24th, 2006 12:41 pm


      “We are all aware of what happened in Aruba. We are all aware of what happened to Natalee Holloway,” he said, referring to the high-profile disappearance last year of an Alabama teen. “We don’t want that to happen in this jurisdiction.”

      Boycott Touristless Aruba!

    13. ayfit on September 24th, 2006 1:05 pm

      We should stay in our home jurisdiction where justice is served,and crimes are solved,the way I NOW see it,to leave American jurisdiction is asking for it!!!I underscore NOW.I hear Carribian [sp] and i think TROUBLE and yes this means ALL of those damn islands.

    14. KELMAL on September 24th, 2006 4:55 pm

      ayfit, GREAT POST AYFIT !!!!!!!!! All of those islans are DANGEROUS. The same thing could happen at any one of them. They would cover it up so it would NOT hurt TOURISM. It has happened in Mexico, Jamaica, Bermuda, and St Marteen. Stay in the USA.

    15. ayfit on September 24th, 2006 11:24 pm

      Go figure-All that revenue lost because of two slimy sloots and two punk kalpoes.How can something NOT break?UNBELIEVABLE! Only in the Carribien.[sp] Nine arrested and nobody comes foward for the reward.unreal!

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