Aruba’s June Tourism Numbers Released – Trending Significantly Downward


 The Central Bank of Aruba has released tourism numbers and they are looking bleak. For the month of June, 2006,  overall tourists is down 8.8 percent. The numbers for overnight stays is even worse, falling a devastating 10.3 percent for the month. And we do not know how low room rates have come down to attract tourists to the island.

The rule of thumb is that the last 10 percent of the a hotels revenue is its profit. If this is the case, the hotel operators on the island are facing a very tight squeeze. My guess is that they are laying off many of the housekeepers, waiters, busboys, and bellhops these days. Add to that all of the off property businesses that have to be struggling and laying off employees, the job market in Aruba must be looking especially bleak.

Then Aruba gouges the tourist for their tax dollars to maintain the social fabric of the island. So the wonderful government is facing lower tax receipts (tourism down) and higher unemployment. And a group of powerful hotel operators that are insisting they increase the marketing dollars spent to get new tourists to come to the island.

Well, the poor citizens of Aruba are now seeing the price of an incompetant government. Are you happy now?

Central Bank:  Less tourist stays, less overnight stays hotels

ORANJESTAD – the number of tourists continues decrease, that according to the Central Bank of Aruba (CBA). The most recent figures are of June. From that it appears that the number of tourists decreased by 8.8 percent. The number of overnight stays decreased by 10.3 percent.
ORANJESTAD — Het aantal verblijfstoeristen blijft dalen, meldt de Centrale Bank van Aruba (CBA). De meest recente cijfers dateren van juni. Daaruit blijkt dat het aantal toeristen daalde met 8,8 procent. Het aantal overnachtingen daalde met 10,3 procent.
Posted October 13, 2006 by
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    102 Responses to “Aruba’s June Tourism Numbers Released – Trending Significantly Downward”

    1. Para2Legal on October 13th, 2006 9:31 am

      Central Bank is on top of things – it’s October and June’s numbers are just coming out. Who’s cooking the books – how much have the numbers been been tweeked?
      Effective 1/1/07 Carnival pulling out.
      Say bye-bye to on-line gambling. President Bush scheduled to sign bill today.

    2. John Staton on October 13th, 2006 10:27 am

      Aruba is following the economic model which I predicted long ago. Look not for the future Aruba, you have not!

    3. dennisintn on October 13th, 2006 10:35 am

      compare these percentages with the reported l5-l5

      the average increase of tourism for the rest of the caribbean is l5-l8%, for the same period of time. let’s hear aruba explain this away in terms of 9-ll and terrorism, and gas prices.
      no natalee, no justice, no tourism.

    4. blah on October 13th, 2006 10:36 am

      Watch for the hotels to start pinching their suppliers. The quality of the service in these hotels will begin to deminish(if it hasnt already). They will probably be cutting back on housekeeping, laundry, and other guest services. Want fresh towels everyday, thats going to cost you. How are they going to afford to keep the pools and beaches clean? Hotels containing casinos will raise the rent forcing them to go elsewhere. I wouldnt be surprised if they start charging a premium for the little soaps and shampoos. Ice and vending machines will have to go. You want room service? Sorry, order a pizza. Want to play in the pool – thats an extra charge. Free internet service for guest – say what? The downward spiral will soon be out of control.

    5. robots on October 13th, 2006 10:36 am

      Aruba Blows

    6. SUPER DAVE on October 13th, 2006 10:39 am

      the plague continues !

    7. Miss-Underestimated on October 13th, 2006 10:48 am

      Aruba could have avoided all of this, by having a real investigation, by real detectives and interogators.

      Sadly Aruba decided early that this would blow over. They weren’t counting on Beth Twitty, even though she was told to shut up or else.

      So as we all have to face the piper, Aruba you must now dance to the tune of the piper.

      Why would Paulus assume Natalee was a corpse or body?

      Now Aruba look what you have done to your island.

    8. Frank on October 13th, 2006 10:49 am

      Boycotting Aruba saves lives, accurate figures lost with the phone records of Van der straaten and Jacobs.

      Keep paying those Dutch losers to befriend the Holloway family, it’s not working.

    9. Miss-Underestimated on October 13th, 2006 11:00 am


      Reminds me: How much money did Paulus withdraw at the atm the same nite Natalee was taken, I also think that was after he was done gambling, I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong.

    10. JusticeforNatalee on October 13th, 2006 11:03 am


      How many times do we have to state the answer?


      You can’t move past Natalee.

      Aruba looks terrible to American tourists.

      We don’t care about your beaches, hotels, or malls.
      We have our own!

      Americans are looking at the way you treated Beth and Dave’s daughter.

      Give Natalee justice and save your island.

    11. Arubaanse on October 13th, 2006 11:34 am

      I want to stay optimistic…I still have faith that things are going to be normal again in Aruba. I really do hope so.

    12. Arubaanse on October 13th, 2006 11:48 am

      Btw, Holland is putting pressure on MEP to join AVP. That is not a good thing cuz those 2 can’t work together.

    13. GretaMAL on October 13th, 2006 12:06 pm

      Arubaanse, It will in a few years !!!

    14. Arubaanse on October 13th, 2006 12:16 pm

      I know, Gretamal. I don’t expect it to go back to normal right now but i think in like 5 to 10 years.

    15. GretaMAL on October 13th, 2006 12:33 pm

      arubaanse, sounds about right !!!!!!!!!!

    16. Houston on October 13th, 2006 12:41 pm

      Capital One has a new ad on TV that mentions going to Aruba, I think I will cancel my Capital One card.

    17. para2legal on October 13th, 2006 12:48 pm

      Aren’t the good people of Aruba really, really peeved that one man (PVDS) was able to manipulate your government into not prosecuting his perverted son and 2K for the drugging, rape and murder of Natalee Ann Holloway thus causing the economic decline of your island? Can the good people of Aruba hold out for 5 to 10 years? Why should you have to?
      Just curious.

    18. GretaMAL on October 13th, 2006 12:51 pm

      houston, Great idea!!! They might stop the ad if you do that !!

    19. vicki on October 13th, 2006 12:57 pm

      #16-i will too. Thats so disgusting..Get this straight PEOPLE

    20. GretaMAL on October 13th, 2006 1:30 pm

      I will too. Lets see if that stops the ads !!!!!!!

    21. GretaMAL on October 13th, 2006 1:31 pm

      I will too!!!!!!!!! That will stop those stupid ads !!

    22. Frank on October 13th, 2006 1:43 pm

      Aruba is now synonomous with savagery and corruption. I saw a program that was discussing a woman’s murder and the coverup and they said it was “Aruba.”

      Arubanese, in 5-10 years Cuba will be the hottest tourist destination.

      And if Aruba is so beautiful why wouldn’t people be happy with the empty beaches?

      The stench of Dutch inbreeding will be there as long as they are.

    23. Miss-Underestimated on October 13th, 2006 2:00 pm


      How many people on that slide? Does it corolate with the amount of suspects pulled in?

    24. linda on October 13th, 2006 2:18 pm

      Frank said: in 5-10 years Cuba will be the hottest tourist destination.

      Hhhhehhe so you really think tourists will feel or will be safer in Cuba than in Aruba..not in a 100 years..not in your dreams..neverrrrr…

    25. Amsterdamned on October 13th, 2006 2:36 pm

      Cuba will be america’s worst nightmare if cuba people are free to go where they want.

      Arubaanse you are right, evrything will be normal it’s a matter of time. In Holland nobody is talking or writing anymore about the Holloway case. Next issue please!!!

    26. Frank on October 13th, 2006 2:38 pm

      Actually I do. Cuba is actually a spectacularly beautiful country, and has a rich history and culture, unlike the rest stop that is Aruba.

      Not to mention the location is much more desirable for U.S. tourists.

    27. Miss-Underestimated on October 13th, 2006 3:23 pm


      You could be correct, with Fidel’s illness and the possiblity of his brother taking over, if there is a possibilty that Fidel-Bro is amicable to talks with the US, the US could lift embargos and bans are against Cuba ,Thus making Cuba the tourist mecca, even affecting Me-ico. BTW most tourist to Cuba are from Canada.

      From Florida to Cuba a ocean wave away. You could very well be correct.

    28. Houston on October 13th, 2006 3:24 pm

      Cuba has 10 % of its population in the United States….they are just waiting until they have an opportunity to develop Cuba….they need to run the DRUG people off….I understand they do have a drug traffic problem….nothing as large as the one in Aruba. Cuba is a big Island with a lot of things to do….I certainly would like to visit Cuba….Aruba would not be worth the jet fuel it takes to get there.

    29. Frank on October 13th, 2006 3:33 pm

      Aruba trending downward.

      If you have money to invest, would you invest in Aruba? Only very, very long term investors who could benefit even by the depreciation and loss find Aruba attractive now. The chains can make money anywhere by blending budgets.

      Most people could take a vacation close to home and be satisfied, that’s trending upwards.

    30. linda on October 13th, 2006 3:34 pm

      Frank…I don’t know..dont think that Castro people really like I think you would feel safer and more welcome in Aruba….Actually the half of the world do not like Americans..don’t know why.?? do you??
      Cuba is beautiful thats for sure..only the poverty is really terrible..couldn’t look at those little poor sick kids..those are things you really do not see in Aruba..

    31. linda on October 13th, 2006 3:37 pm

      Have fun Houston..don’t show them your passport..
      And Miss U.. Fidels Brother is never ever gonna talk to The Us..forget about that one..

    32. Miss-Underestimated on October 13th, 2006 4:02 pm


      How do you account for the Cubans fleeing to the United States? Linda, history will show Cuba is waiting for the US to help them develope into the country its citizens deserve.

      Fidels brother will talk to the US, you will see, he will not have a choice, once his own people sell him out because they want a better way of life, to take care of those poor sick children.

    33. Richard on October 13th, 2006 4:05 pm

      These latest figures invite the obvious question:

      If this were about ONLY the van der Sloots and Kalpoes, wouldn’t the Aruban government be delighted to come up with a quick and easy answer … like providing a sad but effective closure to the case? (I.e., “they did it.”)

      But I think it goes beyond them ….

      And I’ll say yet again, for those who haven’t closed their ears … the loss of one person to individual predators would be a tragedy, but nothing that would keep people away for long.

      Revealing that drug traffickers have the run of the island, and took an American girl away with them, and that it isn’t sure where she is now or how she can be recovered … what do you think that would do to Aruba’s tourist industry for all time?

    34. Miss-Underestimated on October 13th, 2006 4:21 pm

      Intentional deception by Law Enforcement and Judical Entities?

    35. hammer on October 13th, 2006 4:26 pm


      Cuba has not falsely claimed in advertising that it is a “family friendly” destination, safe for children.

      Cuba has not falsely maintained and reported murder and felony crime records designed to under-report serious crime, in order to give tourists an “impression” of safety.

      Cuba does not have websites promoting tourism with claims of safety, among others.

      But what we do know about Aruba, is that 3 likely murders are walking the streets, and that at a minimum, K2 committed perjury by attesting to and signing intentionally false witness statements which led to the wrongful arrest of 2 innocent men. They should be arrested and charged w/ perjury, conspiracy to commit perjury, obstruction of justice during a murder investigation and contempt of court.


    36. beancounter on October 13th, 2006 4:32 pm

      Get a bigger thumb to rule by.

      According to Dr. David E. Lewis
      Vice President
      Manchester Trade Ltd.
      International Business Advisors
      1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW – Suite 300
      Washington, DC 20036
      Tel 202-331-9464
      Fax 202-785-0376

      The aruban profit margin after tax is 22.9 %. He also notes the average occupancy carib wide is 71.3%. He should know his comapany is the one everyone consults when investing in hotel/motel.

      You also appear blind to the fact that average hotel rates are up 20% in Aruba. That means you have to have a 20% drop in income to be equal to 2005 income. That is not what the Bank of Aruba is showing and neither is the loss apparent in any of the US owned or franchised resorts that have reported in 2006.

      Point of fact “poor ole Aruba” has managed to scrape by by increasing expenditures on US goods and servoces by 37%. Leading the increase is Alabama with a whoping 97% increase in income from porr ole aruba.

      And to this paralegal2 IS that why none of my US stocks report their profit until 3 months after it was made too. I think its called an accounting method. And the US mafia man in Aruba is the on line gambling king.

      Central Bank is on top of things – it’s October and June’s numbers are just coming out. Who’s cooking the books – how much have the numbers been been tweeked?
      Effective 1/1/07 Carnival pulling out.
      Say bye-bye to on-line gambling. President Bush scheduled to sign bill today.

      Comment by Para2Legal

    37. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 4:41 pm

      Aruba without JUSTICE 4 NATALEE…

      is like cornflake widout da milk!

      -Oran Juice Jones


      Put it on your car…

      Wear it on yer shoyt…

      F. Aruba right in to the DOYT!!!

      - J4N –

      United we stand with
      Natalee’s family!

      Van der Sloots and Kalpoes need to start
      stockin’ up on soap on a rope!


    38. SL-Gloria on October 13th, 2006 5:02 pm

      Houston # 28,

      You are dreaming. First generation exiles are too old to go back. Most of first generation YUCA will go once looking unsuccessfully for all the BS their elders told them they use to own when Batista was around. You know …they all use to own a sugar mill, they all had farms and riches. Marielites never had it so good as they do in the USA: free homes, checks and food stamps, without any efforts.

      I’ll tell you who’ll be going back: Corporations, Politicians and the Rich. Texaco will want its refinery; the Cuban American Foundation will want all the Recuperation Dollars that Washington will be pumping out; heirs to the truly rich that left Cuba before Castro entered Havana will want compensation for their loss, and they’ll recruit their representatives to fight for them in exchange for campaign donations.

      The rest of the Cubans will not go back, they’ll stay happily in Calle Ocho, living the good life and playing dominoes.

    39. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 5:10 pm

      hey Mayan,

      I see one to the right of box 9.

      Is that the one you are talking about?

    40. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 5:14 pm

      Hi Miss U,

      Looking at it again with fresh eyes today. Also,
      after what Mayan said. I would say 5-7.


    41. joe bear on October 13th, 2006 5:23 pm

      They found the young woman in Vermont,Dead.They have a suspect,Rooney.And Cuba is closer and more beautiful than most of the islands.Cuba Libre soon,to hell with aruba.Joe

    42. sharon on October 13th, 2006 5:26 pm

      In terms of Cuba — I can tell you that ALL of the major cruise lines already have their plans in place to call on the island (it’s cute — they all refer to their plans with secret code names since it’s not politically correct to be planning this yet).

      I can also tell you of several of the major hotel resorts and other land based resorts that are also poised to go in and start development. On the beautiful white sandy beaches.

      They are all waiting until freedom and democracy breathe in Cuba.

      Cubans hate Americans??? Hardly Linda. You would be referring to Castro and his elite following. The rest of the island spends their life planning and dreaming and risking their lives trying to get to America. I live in South Florida — where they swim to our shores daily. American shores.

      So yes — Cuba is positioned to be the next ‘hot tourist destination’. And this was in place before the world had the chance to see this very dark side of corruption and criminal activity on Aruba.

    43. Allan K on October 13th, 2006 5:31 pm

      Aruba is on a downward spiral from which there will be no recovery to present day standards. What recovery they have will be a long time off many years away but never to what is was. Nobody will ever put up with that flimsy coverup Aruba put on. The reason they could not prosecute is because Nelson and other officials are involved in perversions and coverup along with I don’t know hom many ALE.

      Arubans aren’t even standing up to the rapes in school or the rapes commited by Joran. No wonder they don’t give a damn about Natalee. They want stand up for their own children.Give me a break about the girls who wanted to be on film by Freddie, they were told to say that or else.

      Arubans wake up!

    44. dennisintn on October 13th, 2006 5:45 pm

      the post cuban govt. itself will determine whether americans want to go there or not. if they end up having a non-caring, or all talk, no walk, govt. like aruba, americans won’t go there. bad things happen everywhere, it’s how the bad things are handled that makes the difference.

    45. Houston on October 13th, 2006 5:50 pm

      #38, it will be the wealthy Cuban Americans in South Florida who will be pouring money into Cuba…..they are looking to invest in a sure thing. I think in my life time Cuba will become the 51st state… can forget about investing in the ABC Islands.

    46. Arubaanse on October 13th, 2006 5:58 pm

      Hi Linda, conta dushi?? I am sorry for the other day. I still think Vicki’s new version of the lionel richie song is funny:} It cracks me up everytime i think about it.

      Hi Para2legal,

      I can’t say for other Arubans but most Arubans i spoke to didn’t understand why Paul was paid this amount of money when the case is not even solve yet. And others say that he is innocent untill proven guilty and right now there is no evidence that is he is also involve in this mess. And ofcourse you have others that are so upset because the 3 boys are not actually Arubans and Aruba is in this situation for something that the Natives didn’t even do.

      All I can say to you guys is that most of you have a wrong impression of Aruba and I understand it but alot things is just not true. Like we are afraid of our lives and things like that and that people gets killed everyday and that we are afraid to talk. That is to much hollywood. Sure, crimes do happen here but to say that it is a HELL HOLE, like some of you has called it. Some of you even went so far by saying that Cuba is safer then Aruba and that drug trafficking is not as big or let’s say bigger then in Aruba. You can say what you want but if you still compare aruba to any other island or state, it is still much safer then you think.
      Look, I am not trying to clean the image of Aruba or something and not trying to convince anyone to come to Aruba but if you want to boycott Aruba, boycott it based on FACTS not on BS.

    47. IndyDan on October 13th, 2006 6:02 pm

      #16 / 19 – I’ve seen the ad you’re talking about Houston. If I had a Capital One card I’d follow your lead and cancel too. I do get junk mail from them all the time wanting me to open an account, guess I’ll start sending it back to them (in their pre-paid envelope) with a note as to why I’d never use any of their services.

    48. linda on October 13th, 2006 6:37 pm

      Arubaanse Hopi bon said..You are so right….Thank least someone who gets it..

    49. dennisintn on October 13th, 2006 6:49 pm

      #44 should be post-castro, not post cuban.

    50. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 7:06 pm
    51. yoyo muffintop on October 13th, 2006 7:39 pm

      arubaanse & linda – you gotta remember it’s the cover up of the cover up of the cover up of the cover up of the crime. I thought arubans were afraid to talk, since there has to be at least 50 people involved with the cover ups and no one talking. From the top of the top to the lowest on the totum pole. Good to know you are not.

    52. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 7:45 pm
    53. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 7:45 pm

      Just received my November issue of Islands Mag.
      They list the TOP 21 islands in the caribbean that you can NOT miss. You guessed it. Aruba is ONE of them . Also listed in the TOP 21 are Curacao and Jamaica. Richard Start writing !!!!!!!!!!

    54. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 7:54 pm

      Again, I am not finding anything
      that you could not find yourselves…

      …simply by slowing the footage
      down and capturing frames.

      All I had to do was zoom in
      on the stuff down near
      the water… and voila!

      Things started coming in to view.

      These images to me are disturbing.

      It ain’t Opie and Andy Griffith
      down there spending father and son
      time fishin’…

      These scenes to me, look like something
      alarmingly close to a rape. -J4N-

    55. Maggie on October 13th, 2006 7:56 pm

      I haven’t seen one person take to the streets to protest how this case was handled, the bizarre things Dennis Jacobs, Straten engaged in, or a missing tourist with a murderer walking around amongst everyone. Not one has demanded justice for Natalee. The only time I have seen anyone take to the street to protest is to protest against a tourist, against a mother looking for her child. Not one person has stood up and asked for Justice for Natalee and her family and what was done to them on the island of Aruba. Their lives are forever without their child and all anyone can worry about is money and bringing in more tourists? What about the one who was victimized May 30th, 2005. She was a paying tourist . They tried to paint her as a drunken slut. Cover up Cover up.

    56. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 7:57 pm

      Cuba is a beautiful island but it will NEVER be the 51st state. GET real !!! Linda, cubans do love americans. I know many people who have gone there. They hate it so bad there they will risk swimmming to the USA than staying there in Cuba. How many people who live in Aruba would do that???? There are Many islands closer to the USA than Cuba. Bermuda, Turks & caicos and there are over 40 islands in the Turks and of coarse the Bahamas. And EVERYONE knows there are over 700 islands in the Bahamas alone.

    57. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 8:06 pm

      Hey Joe,

      Weren’t you the flaming dickhead that
      was saying Scott Peterson was innocent?

      He was just gonna catch a lil R & R time
      at a cow shit convention down in Tijuana
      with 10G’s cash, a bottle of hair dye,
      a stick on mustache, and a
      half dozen pre-paid
      cell phones. rofl

    58. robots on October 13th, 2006 8:18 pm

      Aruba has a STENCH

    59. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 8:23 pm

      maggie, How many people took to the streets of LA after OJ got off ?????????????????? Or Robert Blake, OR Michael Jackson, OR Kobe Bryant, ETC………….

    60. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 8:27 pm

      Arubaanse, Post # 46 GREAT POST. I aree 100%. Keep up the good work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    61. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 8:30 pm

      Sharon, LOL !!!!!!!!!! Cuba will NEVER be the HOT place to go. There are THOUSANDS of islands in the caribbean. Why would AMERICANS single out CUBA ??? Don’t get me wrong, CUBA is beautiful but so are THOUSANDS of other caribbean islands. Have you EVER traveled in the caribbean ??????????

    62. yoyo muffintop on October 13th, 2006 8:36 pm

      hey el capitan – find that face on the moon yet? nope, wasn’t me. And I’m not a defense lawyer…but I play one on TV.

      cal -8 over wsu (lock of the week)

    63. linda on October 13th, 2006 8:39 pm

      Thank you Gretamal..By the if it helps ,Maggie, I told Jacobs that he is an assholl..and shouldn’t have said the things he did say to Beth..i’m Really not afraid of nobody..but do you really thinks he cares?? He is just a rude fat guy..he treated Deepak and all the others like he is an ass to everybody..probably also to his wife..

    64. linda on October 13th, 2006 8:46 pm

      Gretamal..Arubans do not have to swim to the states hehe..they have a perfect life here..thats what I said can’t compare Aruba to Cuba

    65. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 8:53 pm ;)



      Yeah, but isn’t that kind of like comparing apples
      To oranges. The other infamous celebrities mentioned
      All had superstar at one time or another.
      They fell from grace.

      Joran wasn’t a celebrity. Apparently, he didn’t do too much
      else well except ditching school, gambling all night, and targeting unsuspecting tourist women & girls for gangrape on video.

      Joran was a bottom
      of the bucket peon
      from the jump.

      Boycott Aruba

    66. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 8:55 pm


      I’ll show you the face on the moon…

      When you collect what
      the Van der Rapes owe you.


    67. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 9:04 pm

      carpe, It doesn’t matter if the person who got away with murder is the bottom of the bucket or FAMOUS. They shouls ALL go to jail. Everyday in Detroit scum get away with murder. IMO They should pay just like OJ. Do you think people who are famous should get off ????????

    68. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 9:07 pm

      Linda, I was in Miami last year and met a Cuban. He said he took a rowboat to Florida. On the way here he passed a boat going south. It was an American and he yelled don’t go to Cuba. The man yelled back I’m not, I’m going to Aruba !!!!!

    69. linda on October 13th, 2006 9:28 pm

      Yep Gretamal..americans still like Aruba..whether you want it or not..I meet them everyday..and they all think this boycott is ridicilous..And I do understand Beth and her wanted to Boycott Aruba..but her fellow Americans don’t..except for Sm people

    70. Maggie on October 13th, 2006 9:50 pm

      I really don’t care how Jacobs treated Deepak.. He was the one who called Natalee a slut, a missing girl, and set up two black guys for the crime of murder and kidnapping along with lying for almost 18 months now about Natalee and what happened May 30th. He also told Larry Garrison he wanted to write a book about himself, but wasn’t mentioning Natalee, because noone gave a damn about her.. Name one person in Aruba who has stood up and asked for Justice for Natalee. People act like the behaviour of the 3 is the norm in Aruba?

    71. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 9:59 pm

      Linda, I was for the boycott in the begining. I thought it might put pressure on Aruba to get answers. So did Beth. It didn’t work. All the boycott is doing now is hurting the poor people of Aruba. It is NOT hurting the WHITE suspect.

    72. GRETAmal on October 13th, 2006 10:00 pm

      Maggie, The TWO black guys have names.Please use them !!!!!!!!

    73. Maggie on October 13th, 2006 10:07 pm

      btw, why does Deepak call Natalee a slut if all he did was pick up a girl with Joran and drive them around a few and let them out at the beach? That makes her a slut?

    74. hammer on October 13th, 2006 10:53 pm



      Right, Gretamal?

      Deepak and Satish Kalpoe attested to and signed intentionally false witness statements, under advice of counsel. They have committed the crime of perjury and it is an undeniable part of the written record.

      They both are therefore vulnerable to charges of conspiracy to commit perjury, obstruction of justice during a murder investigation and contempt of court.

      BTW, do you think Paulus ensured his goon child’s intentionally false witness statement was destroyed to avoid perjury charge, thereby setting up vulnerable K2 to deal?

      I luv those Aruba beach webcams: miles and miles of EMPTY beach !!!! And WHY would that BE ??? Violent criminals are roaming the streets with IMPUNITY !!!


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    76. nychic on October 13th, 2006 11:15 pm

      linda -

      So – when did you call DJacobs an Asshole ?
      What Was His Response – If Any ?
      Can You Do It Again – For Me ?

    77. Carpe Noctem on October 13th, 2006 11:55 pm

      Let me guess DJ’s response…

      He looked up for 10 seconds,
      rolled his eyes…

      and shoved another biscuit
      in his mouth.

      From looking at him, I think
      it is pretty safe to say that nobody
      from the A.L.E. is required
      to pass a yearly physical.

      Sheesh! Hey Dennis repeat after me:

      TOFURKEY is scrump-dilly-icious!

    78. k on October 14th, 2006 12:01 am

      #75nychic: I also e-mailed Capitol One, even though i don’t have their card. I did tell them that I probably get 2 or 3 of their mailings a week. From now on, I intend to use their postage-free envelope to mail them a Boycott Aruba sticker.

    79. para2legal on October 14th, 2006 12:22 am

      well beancounter, I must have hit a nerve. Went to the website you cited. Sounds like the group are lobbyists – of which there are approx. 34,000 in Washington.
      There IS a difference between quarterly reports and monthly reports. It’s called an accounting method. Central Bank is reporting June numbers in October. That’s late by anyones accounting. I don’t know what you’re talking about when you say Aruba is jacking up export prices. Aloe??? Alabamians buying that much aloe? And the gambling kingpin is on YOUR island – deal with it.

    80. Carpe Noctem on October 14th, 2006 1:00 am


      Hey Mayan –

      I put all the new shots up today.

      Here is your link:

      Boycott the Island of
      the lying, murdering, gangraping,
      Vanderslits & Kalpoes.

      No Island deal could be such a fantastic
      discount that you leave Aruba in a trash bag.

      Justice 4 Natalee

    81. nychic on October 14th, 2006 1:39 am


      And It Appears That The World Around That
      Gambling Kingpin Is About To IMPLODE !!
      I Would Bet Posner Is Not In Aruba About Now !
      Who Will Protect The Likes of Paulus and Guido Now ?


      Speaking of lost tourism…
      I Have Wondered How Business Is At Carlos n Charlies
      and Other Establishments Owned By Grupo Andersons

      I Will Be Visiting A Couple of Those Places Next
      Week In Puerto Vallarta and I Plan To Ask Plenty
      Of Questions – Not Only To Employees – But Other
      Patrons Visiting –
      I Will Get Back To You With Any Info I Can Gather…

    82. mayan_moons on October 14th, 2006 2:24 am

      Thanks Carpe!

      I can’t believe i’ve been missing that…..can you?

      Aruba/Dutch Territories or whatever you’re calling it these days is more Horror Show than vacationer’s paradise. Don’t think you’re safe to go just coz you are not young pretty teen/young woman. Think of the cams installed by PaPa Van CromVought(sp)& son Geof on all over the hotels & hotel rooms.

    83. mayan_moons on October 14th, 2006 2:36 am

      wow nychic! sounds great….can’t wait to hear all about it! Safe travels to you.

    84. Carpe Noctem on October 14th, 2006 2:53 am

      Slide #8099


      * Some new notes from this evening:

      This comes in to view as early as 2 min and 38 sec
      in to the 510-24 Video.

      It certainly appears to be like rape or a
      gangbang to me.

      One subject ( which to me appears to be female & blonde)
      has a dark collar or belt around her neck – she appears
      to be naked & on all fours.

      The subject behind her ( appears to be male to me )
      He has his leg slightly dangling over her side ( side closest to us ) From his foot I can make out below a shoe
      or flip flop dangling.

      more here:

      Here’s a pic of that big ugly thing.

      Here’s another big looking ugly thing.

      Justice for Nat!

    85. Richard on October 14th, 2006 7:31 am

      GretaMal (#53) … thanks for pointing out that article. I don’t know of the publication to which you refer (Islands Mag), but suspect that it is essentially a “pump the tourist market” publication; i.e., trying to create demand and interest. It’s probably subsidized by the islands themselves.

      Nevertheless, it would be good to write to them and send a copy to the Aruba Tourism Authority. I’ll try to find them on the Internet.

      NY Chic (#75, thanks likewise for posting that info about CapitalOne and your response. I don’t have their cards and haven’t received their solicitations, but my belief is that keeping our eyes out for this sort of thing and responding vehemently and forcefully (albeit politely) is the single best thing we can do to help the Holloway Twitty cause.

      Aruba is hoping that the case will lose attention and that it can slowly start to win back business. Given that our government seems to be indifferent to the safety of Americans abroad (and probably doesn’t want to rile anyone in the Caribbean, given what Venezuela is doing), individuals such as ourselves have to carry the burden.

      It doesn’t take much … just a postage stamp and a little time. You can bet that companies will pay attention if enough people write in, making it clear that we’re not copying one master letter or e-mail.

      Remember, it took only a few complaints (and, probably, the conscience of the CEO) to get Curves to back off its ad campaign for Aruba. We CAN do it!

      And again … attacking the Aruban government and its response to Natalee’s case is not to insult the Aruban people or those who post here, such as Arubaanse and Linda.

      Our message is that the Aruban government is failing both the American people AND the Aruban people. Since it won’t do anything, we will use the one tool we have: a boycott.

    86. para2legal on October 14th, 2006 8:24 am

      #83 – NYC – have fun and be safe!!!

    87. SL-Gloria on October 14th, 2006 8:36 am


      I imagine the ban on Internet gambling will not affect Aruba, given that what is established in the island is the land base for the online gambling operations. The company that runs Excelsior in Aruba is a British Columbia corporation, I believe that the IT end of it is run out of England and people that gamble in Excelsior Online place bets from all over the globe.

      Also, once the ban goes into effect, most likely a new industry will surface. The new financial artifice could include off shore credit cards with some type of guarantee for issuance; pre-paid credit cards where you’ll be able to charge your gambling balance to your “domestic” card; purchases of cash cards, just like the phone cards, that you could use for placing your bets … many are the possibilities. So gamblers will continue to gamble away, in Aruba, in alleys, everywhere.

    88. GutFeeling on October 14th, 2006 11:21 am

      I think the reason that Americans are willing to boycott Aruba is because the arrest of the security guards with no evidence suggests that LE was giving time to the real perps to dispose of the real evidence. This is state sponsored crime.
      A boycott of Aruba is our way of saying that we object to state sponsored crime.

    89. GRETAmal on October 14th, 2006 3:35 pm

      Richard, It is

    90. GRETAmal on October 14th, 2006 3:38 pm

      Richard, GREAT !! It is the November 2006 issue. It just came out. Big article on Aruba. Talks about a man named Eddy Croes who gives tours. They also talk about the Arikok National Park which covers one fifth of Aruba.

    91. GRETAmal on October 14th, 2006 3:44 pm

      nychic, Have a safe trip. I was there a couple years ago. It is beautiful but I prefer the caribbean. The waters are better for diving. It is a great place to deep sea fish. We went on an all day cruise that made a couple stops along the way. We visited some small towns where the only way to get there is by boat. No roads lead there. Then took a hike to some water falls and had lunch on a beach. It was a fun day. I love the cobble stone roads in the downtown area. Have a great time. Don’t take any rides from strangers !!!

    92. Kat_Gram on October 14th, 2006 3:59 pm

      In Canada, Cuba is a hot destination.
      Our political relationship with Cuba is good.
      People from my work who have gone there stay at the resorts and not one of them have said a bad word about their trip.
      Granted, none of them went to downtown Havanna or strayed far away from the resorts and the activities there. Or got involved in any political discussions. They were looking for a safe, clean no worries kind of place to get some sun, relax and have a vacation.
      The kind of vaction that isn’t going to be had in Aruba.
      Now that Aruba has been branded as an unsafe place to be, no amount of advertising spin is going to change that. Well, in ten years, the collective opinion of Aruba might change just due to memories fading, but in the meantime, why take a vacation in vacation HELL ?
      There are corrupt systems in Aruba and it probably extends to every aspect of daily life in Aruba. I would not go to Aruba because I would not support the corruption ie Mafia and because of what happened to Natalee Holloway.

    93. GRETAmal on October 14th, 2006 6:51 pm

      Was watching the MSU & OSU football game and saw that Capital One commercial twice. She is so excited when she thinks she is going to ARUBA !!

    94. Miss-Underestimated on October 14th, 2006 11:00 pm


      Those are distubing I really hope someone is looking at these.


      Have fun and be safe girl.

    95. Carpe Noctem on October 15th, 2006 12:54 am

      F. Auba

      A gangraping island of death! The throatslitting
      Van der Sloots await you. The murdering rapist son, the
      smarmy sweaty pedophile of a father
      and who could forget about lying screwups Deepak and Satish.

      Book today, get sralked like prey tomorrow!

      REMEMBER: Your vacation with the lying raping murdering
      Van der sloots will most likely be your last!

      They beat young girls to death for fun, and then
      dispose of the bodies. The Van der Slit family mantra:


      Long live the gangraping island of death.

      f you, and f your economy.

      I personally will NEVER FORGET
      WHAT YOU LET that scumbaag family of
      LYING slithroats do to
      Natalee Ann Holloway!!!

      Your party is just getting started.


    96. Carpe Noctem on October 15th, 2006 3:04 am

      Welcome to Aruba!

      The most talked about island today! The place where
      tourist young girls and women are hunted down and
      gangraped for sport. Let’s have a good old fashion
      gangrape just like dad used to have… and then sell
      the video on the blackmarket for fun and good cheer right?


      The frame below was taken from the 510-24 Video. This scene starts at about 2:38 and continues off and on
      until the end of the video. Location: MARRIOTT WATER
      BASIN PALME BEACH, ARUBA. The last place supposedly
      Natalee was seen alive. It was also the same location
      that Paulus Van der Slit reportedly delivered a bag
      to Joran on the evening 5-30-2005.

      I believe whoever was videotaping the bagged bodies
      in the Water Basin either knowingly or unknowingly also
      filmed footage of a gangraping taking place down by
      the waterline below. It looks to be 4 on 1 with a
      bystander down below watching on.

      Here’s the frame.

      Boycott Aruba in to the stone ages!

      ARUBA – The official island for liars, gangrape and death!

      Book Today.

      Justice 4 Natalee

    97. Richard on October 15th, 2006 8:14 am

      GretaMal, thanks for posting that. Unfortunately, to read the article one has to subscribe to it.

      The title of what I presume to be the article refers to some 21 Caribbean destinations, of which Aruba is specified by name.

      I don’t know how popular this publication is, but can’t imagine that it will sway anyone who is concerned with Natalee’s case. Agreed, there are many who aren’t. For this reason, I hope that those of us who are concerned (whatever the explanation may be) will continue our advocacy efforts.

    98. GRETAmal on October 15th, 2006 12:35 pm

      Richard, You can get the Islands Magazine in any drug store. I have subscribed to it for YEARS. It is a GREAT magazine. Yea they have Aruba as one of the 21 stops in the Caribbean you can’t miss. Curacao and Jamaica are 2 of the other ones. Even though Jamaica has had OVER 1,600 MURDERS so far this year.

    99. GRETAmal on October 15th, 2006 12:37 pm

      MISS, Many people have looked at those picture, including JQK and the FBI.

    100. Barbara on October 15th, 2006 11:36 pm

      I saw a commercial today on HGTV for an Aruba vacation. Someone should tell them about the events that have been going on in Aruba!! Hello!?!

    101. Sharon Chicago on October 16th, 2006 1:06 pm


    102. GRETAmal on October 16th, 2006 6:51 pm

      sharon. NOTHING YET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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