What A Shock, Aruba has NO legislation on the control of corruption … Who would have known?


Who knew? Who could have seen this coming? What a shock! Who could have possibly ever believed there could be corruption or cover ups in Aruba, while no mechanism to check it? What was learned by Aruban officials when they attended a Conference on Corruption … that Aruba has no legislation on the control of corruption. Corruption, bribes, kick-backs and political favors go unchecked as there is literally no means in place as a checks and balance against such actions. Even Nigeria has codes of conduct for their political members against corruption. There’s a statement and something to be proud of.


“Aruba is one of the last countries in the world that does not have compulsory education yet and no legislation on the control of corruption.  Even a country like Nigeria has a code of conduct for the Parliament members and Tanzania has laws against corruption.  The lack of these kinds of matters caused astonishment.” 

He has lots of examples of ministers that after their period in office were much richer than they could have been with just their salaries. 

When you have Nigeria ahead of you in dealing with corruption, Houston … “you have a problem”. Is it any wonder why we have witnessed the complete nonsense in dealing with the Natalee Holloway investigation. Corruption is not an isolated event in Aruba, because of the the fact that there are no laws it is part of the ever day business and culture. Are we beginning to see how a complete cover up is possible when one knows the right people?

So Aruba, you win the award … Most Likely to be Corruptible … even more than Nigeria.

Amigoe, September 29, 2006: Aruba lags behind with the control on corruption 


ARUBA – “Aruba is one of the last countries in the world that does not have compulsory education yet and no legislation on the control of corruption.  Even a country like Nigeria has a code of conduct for the Parliament members and Tanzania has laws against corruption.  The lack of these kinds of matters caused astonishment.” 

Rudy Lampe (RED) returned from Tanzania with those shocking establishments.  He attended a conference on corruption in Tanzania that was organized by the Organisacià ³n Mundial de Parlamentarios Contra la Corrupcià ³n (World Parliamentary Organization Against Corruption, Gopac).   Parliamentarians from all around the world have exchanged information and debated on the best way to tackle corruption.  The Dutch Kingdom has signed a treaty with the United Nations on corruption, but it cannot be ratified as long as there is no necessary legislation in Aruba.  It’s such a shame that the rulers are not more critical on the own way of handling and prevents regular entanglement of interest.   Lampe said that the government leases space from a member of parliament of the opposition.  “How can somebody criticize the actions of ministers, when his own wallet plays a part?”

Lampe, who had the fight against corruption as one of the spearheads of his election campaign, is of the opinion that Aruba has to start working seriously.  He has lots of examples of ministers that after their period in office were much richer than they could have been with just their salaries.  We need laws against corruption; laws against the financing of political parties and the protection of bell-ringers.  The assets of ministers have to be registered. 

In order to show how damaging corruption is, he named the example of Calmaquip that was charged with fraud and corruption.  Calmaquip has supposedly jacked up the costs of gigantic projects.  This same company had done the renovation of the airport, and the actual costs ended up being much higher than the estimated costs.  Lampe says that this went probably hand in hand with bribes. 


Posted September 28, 2006 by
Aruba, Bizarre, Crime, Politics, WTF | 40 comments

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    40 Responses to “What A Shock, Aruba has NO legislation on the control of corruption … Who would have known?”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on September 28th, 2006 10:11 am

      This stuff doesn’t even happen in the animal kingdom. Aruba you got nothing on anyone you stand in a class all alone. New name for Aruba: CnC’s
      (corupt and cover up’s)

    2. 2NJSons_Mom on September 28th, 2006 10:15 am

      Check out the reputation of Calmaquip, it’s not good, but they hired them, anyway….no surprise.

    3. Richard on September 28th, 2006 10:17 am

      No wonder Aruba is called “one happy island” … full of little piggies clutching their payoffs.

      Question: Why did anyone on Aruba bother to go to a conference on corruption?

      Maybe they heard that term being thrown around and wondered what it meant ….

    4. Richard on September 28th, 2006 10:20 am

      No wonder Aruba is called “one happy island” … full of piggies clutching their payoffs.

      Question: Why did anyone on Aruba bother to go to a conference on corruption in the first place? Maybe they had heard our media throwing the term around and were curious about the outrage ….

      If Beth is going to be on the Greta vS show, it must mean that her anger has cooled since the summer, when Greta said she was inclined to believe Joran vdS. Has she recanted since?

    5. Carpe Noctem on September 28th, 2006 10:23 am


      Aru-Bay Slide


    6. Miss-Underestimated on September 28th, 2006 10:46 am

      Carpe Hi

      error when I try to load

    7. dennisintn on September 28th, 2006 11:04 am

      there should be forensic accountants climbing all over that island. natalee’s case is not being solved because the people involved with it are intertwined with other areas of corruption and crimes. they’re all afraid of the domino effect.

    8. JusticeforNatalee on September 28th, 2006 11:07 am


      Aruba is going down the tube-a.

    9. Mortella on September 28th, 2006 11:12 am

      THE BIG HAMMER, where are you? I want his take on this as he is our resident legal advisor. So Dennis Jadobs is free to ask now much money do you have for there are no laws to stop him for asking openly for bribes.

      There are no laws against paying off the prosecution, judges or anybody else???

      This just does explain a lot of things, now doesn’t it?

      And they huff and puff when called a Third World Country? Aruba, you are not that well off!!

    10. katysmom on September 28th, 2006 11:12 am

      It really doesn’t matter that Aruba doesn’t have an legislation on corruption. Think about it, it would be the corrupt ones passing that legislation. That island couldn’t survive without it’s corruption!

    11. new guy on September 28th, 2006 11:13 am

      just letting everyone know that beth twitty will be on greta tonight

    12. AZLady on September 28th, 2006 11:14 am

      I remember over a year ago I posted articles and references I found regarding the corruption on this island. I suggested last June 2005 that the gambling and drug money laundering that exists on Aruba requires an environment of corruption in law enforcement and judiciary to thrive as it has. Aruban posters, especially, challenged this logic and were offended by my postings, saying this has nothing to do with Natalee’s disappearance. I have to believe they just could not connect the dots. Well, now they get it. What do you know–wonders never cease. It only took them 18 months or so to go from A to B to C. I guess they’ll blame the poor education system in Aruba that doesn’t prepare its leaders for logical or critical thinking. We might as well blame the lack of ethical or moral behavior on the poor education system there, too. Pathetic, just pathetic.

    13. JusticeforNatalee on September 28th, 2006 11:14 am

      Word Association:

      Aruba/Natalee Holloway/J2K got away with killing her

      How’s THAT for your IMAGE, Aruba?

    14. JusticeforNatalee on September 28th, 2006 11:15 am

      Sharon LOL #20–Check the sales of Charmin!

      Today’s the day for Beth’s interview in Holland (in case you didn’t see the other thread)

      Link to videos of Jensen’s program

      Takes 2 days for videos to be posted

    15. Carpe Noctem on September 28th, 2006 11:17 am

      Carpe, I swear I see Natalee’s face in there. Have you shown these to the FBI?


      I see it too Vicki. About as far as I can get though
      is that I think I see it. I need something solid and
      concrete. Something that would prove it was her beyond
      a shadow of doubt before I’d ring the FBI’s bell. They’re
      busy and I wouldn’t want to waste their time unless
      I was sure that the info would be of use to them.

      I hear they troll the board here. So let me toss these
      latest finds out. Maybe they can look in to it deeper.

      The scenes that appear to be a young female being
      raped with a lig. around her neck. It almost looks
      like a belt. Those scenes I discovered by zooming
      down by the pond 510 Video 24. When the camera person
      walks up to the WATER BASIN that contains the dead
      bodies… it then pans off and shoots this creepy
      swamp lookin’ thing down by the pond on the right
      hand side.

      That is where I found these
      disturbing shots: (truly creepy)

      I don’t know exactly what is goin’ on down
      there, but I’ve got money on the fact that
      it’s probably not good. Check these out…


      I believe these to be Natalee’s shoes found
      on the right concrete block in the Water Basin.


      Today when I was playing the video again, I watched
      carefully when that breeze rolls through and lifts
      the top of the bag up near the head area. For roughly
      a second… you can see that the face is not real…
      it is a mask of some sort. The features are too perfect.

      If you look at the back of the “head area” towards that
      right rear cement block. It appears that somebody’s
      head is protruding from the bag and facing the block.
      Think of it like when two people sleep back to back.
      This head looks like it could be Natalee. It definitely
      looked female to me.

      take a look: http://tinyurl.com/hwgrn

      It is an odd angle & hard to get
      a really solid fix on it.

      I will keep workin’ it. -J4N-

    16. jehnifer on September 28th, 2006 11:18 am

      This morning I touched base with Larry Garrison again about the information he said he had a couple of weeks ago..telling him I was grateful for his efforts and that the scaredmonkeys were working around the clock to piece the bits of information together. His respoense below.
      From: GPINews@aol.com
      [Add to Address Book]
      To: jgarvey517@comcast.net
      Subject: Re: Holloway information
      Date: Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:00:01 AM [View Source]

      We are working on it and would love results qucikly also. Patience is a virtue …


    17. Ramlady on September 28th, 2006 11:23 am

      I just read on Gretawire.com that Beth Twitty is going to be on Greta’s show tonight from Atlanta talking about her recent trip to the Netherlands. Should be interesting.


      SM: Yes, just spoke with Beth … she will not be doing Nancy Grace tonight, looks like a scheduling thing. Beth will be on Greta … “On the Record”.


    18. super dave on September 28th, 2006 11:36 am

      i hope gottenbos’s mother has a king sized bed so it will hold his lard ass when he sleeps with her. maybe they moved to atlanta and started talking. i bet the suspects will jump countries if they are found out.
      they are too weak to handle prison life. the boy will probably one of the first to go down.

    19. Arubaanse on September 28th, 2006 11:42 am

      This is embarresing :P If it was not my country i would have found it funny but unfortunately it’s my island. The truth hurts but hey it will set us free…I hope.

    20. Arubaanse on September 28th, 2006 11:45 am

      More corrupt then Nigeria…gosh that is just bad. That is just unbelieveble. I hope you guys don’t mind but i am going to take a valium and go to sleep cuz this is just to much.

    21. Arubaanse on September 28th, 2006 11:46 am

      Btw, how is Klaasend doing??


      SM:   Hi Arubaanse!   I’m doing great!   I teach a class now a couple of mornings a week so sometimes I miss comments directed at me..sorry.   (klaasend)

    22. JusticeforNatalee on September 28th, 2006 12:01 pm

      Sharon Chicago,

      In case you missed it:

      Link to Jensen’s video archives

      Takes two days after show for video to be posted
      Beth’s interview due to be shown today

    23. para2legal on September 28th, 2006 12:09 pm

      SM: You have confirmed what we knew to be true. Thank you. Knowing there is no one on the island to police the police speaks volumes. My heart is filled with hate over what the “officials” – beginning with the PM and trickling down to ALE personnel – have done to Natalee’s good name and her family. These are heartless people. After 16 months it’s more than obvious, (transparent is a better word) there isn’t one person in the rotten bunch that has a conscience, corruption IS a way of life in Aruba.


    24. Katablog.com on September 28th, 2006 12:12 pm

      #9 what are the “bits of information”?

      “The lack of these kinds of matters caused astonishment.”

      “Rudy Lampe (RED) returned from Tanzania with those shocking establishments.”

      So with those two statements we are suppose to believe the Aruba never even knew that they should have some sort of checks and balances against corruption and fraud? Is this suppose to be their new defense against what happened with the Natalee Holloway case – they didn’t know they shouldn’t take pay-offs from Paulus? They thought cover-ups and corruption were okay?

    25. vicki on September 28th, 2006 12:13 pm

      Carpe, I swear I see Natalee’s face in there. Have you shown these to the FBI? How sick. I just want to puke. As far as this article goes,
      why is anyone shocked about this. We all knew there was no law and order for the SICK elite on that Island..If you are white, your alright, if you are brown, turn around and if you are black,stay back.

    26. Houston on September 28th, 2006 12:17 pm

      Didn’t someone on the ARuba police force ask Dave Holloway for money before they would look for Natalee Holloway in June 05? Dave Holloway was shocked. What a place…..what a nightmare.

    27. Meee on September 28th, 2006 12:19 pm

      Oh great. Now I have to watch Greta.

    28. Miss-Underestimated on September 28th, 2006 12:28 pm

      Glad Beth is back, will be watching.

    29. windy city on September 28th, 2006 12:51 pm

      Do you by chance have a still from Greta’s interview with JVS when the camera panned down to his shoes? It would be interesting to see if we could determine what size they are.


      SM:   Here you go ;)    (klaasend)  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   http://tinyurl.com/ztx5r

    30. vicki on September 28th, 2006 12:54 pm

      #14 houston, yes it was the police dennis jacobs, the detective assigned to the case, If you can call him that

    31. Sharon Chicago on September 28th, 2006 1:03 pm

      I liked Larry’s comment “patience is a virtue”…that means stay tuned for more….and I am sure there is
      a lot going on behind the scenes that we are not yet
      made privy too….

      I hope Joran, 2 K’s, Koen, Freddie and others are
      in need of some more toliet paper about now…

      Will watch Greta tonight since our Beth will be on
      her show….God bless you Beth and Dave we love you

    32. JusticeforNatalee on September 28th, 2006 1:11 pm

      LOL #18 SuperDave!

    33. windy city on September 28th, 2006 1:19 pm

      Thanks klass!

      Very difficult to tell from that view. It would be easy to speculate if Greta’s foot was not right next to his.
      So much talk of the missing shoes lately. There has to be something to them.

    34. Maggie on September 28th, 2006 1:59 pm

      Hey what’s new, they have no laws against, drugging, stalking, raping, murdering, gambling underage, lying witnesses, obstruction, drinking underage and then wonder why the bad guys come there to live. They aren’t the only bad guys though as we have found out this past year some are on the police force and government. Paulus, Jacobs, and Straten for a start. I’m still waiting for Paulus to explain …how Joran played tennis, took a shower, put his tennis bag and equipment behind the counter and went walking for the Wyndham, yet Paulus took him his tennis bag and equipment and gave it to Joran so he could play while Joran was walking to the Wyndham. Joran asked him if he could go to the Wyndham and he said yes, but later on Nova claimed Joran was again out that night without him knowing it. Which leads me to believe he knew he was out both nights. It’s a telling statement when the Prime Minister has a missing tourist and the farce the 3 suspects and the father have led the whole country on for 16 months and instead of speaking against them, Oduber says he’s sick of this case and speaks against the victim and her family. Just as Charles Croes spoke against the victims instead of the criminals. No wonder they have crimnals there, they get the royal treatment while the paying tourists get trashed.

    35. Arubaanse on September 28th, 2006 2:08 pm

      Hi Klaasend! I am watching the robert jensen show right now…Omg, it’s so sad. And gues what Beth mentioned scaredmonkeys.com!!!

    36. Arubaanse on September 28th, 2006 2:21 pm

      I had tears in my eyes when she said that she accepted that they may never recover her body and wow… the audience loved her. But she is still optimistic that she is going to get the answer to what really happen to natalee. I don’t like robert jensen show but tonight it was worth it. I am going to bed now cuz I have to go to school tomorrow. So bye everybody and take care and god bless you all.

    37. Carpe Noctem on September 28th, 2006 5:20 pm

      Hi Arubaanse,

      Glad to hear you and your family are hanging in there.

      Hi to new friends finding
      us through Beth’s appearance
      on the JENSEN! Show.


      Keep kickin’ booty, mamasan!
      You are an inspiration
      to us all.


      Justice 4 Natalee

    38. KELMAL on September 29th, 2006 12:53 pm

      Crape, Thanks for calling me your friend. I am honored !!! Luv Ya Kel GO BLUE !!!!!!!!! #6 in the country !!!

    39. Carpe Noctem on September 29th, 2006 3:28 pm

      kel, that must have been
      from another thread.

      …but then again, not much of what you say makes sense.

      So we’ll do what your parents do when that
      occurs, we’ll walk around and talk to people
      pretending NOTHING EVER HAPPENED. ;)


    40. dennisintn on September 30th, 2006 8:18 pm

      #34, in the back of my mind, there’s a recurring thought that the “playing tennis” alibi had been proven to be false. anybody else remember that? all of jvds’ statements so far have been proven false, so i don’t know why this one would be different.

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