CENTRALE BANK VAN ARUBA: Summary of the monthly bulletin of the Centrale Bank van Aruba


More terrible economic and tourism reporting out of Aruba. The tourism numbers continue to decrease. The June 2006 numbers follow the patter of tourism decline since the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The continued loss of tourism for 2006 is rather significant in the fact that they will now be compared to 2005 when there was also a loss of tourism on a monthly basis. The fact that tourism is now compared to a negative number and still decreases on a monthly basis, just compounds the plight faced by Aruba.


In June 2006, the number of stay-over visitors and their nights spent on the island fell by 8.8 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively, compared to the corresponding month in 2005. Available data for the first six months of 2006 show that stay-over tourists and their nights spent on the island decreased by 10.3 percent and 7.5 percent, respectively. Figures on tourist arrivals and nights spent on the island for July and August 2006 are not yet available.

According to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics, the average occupancy rate of the hotels contracted by 3.1 percentage points to 80.6 percent in August 2006, compared to the corresponding month a year earlier.

Data published by the Cruise Tourism Authority show that the number of cruise passengers increased by 21.5 percent in August 2006, when compared to the corresponding month of 2005. In contrast, the number of ship calls decreased by 14.2 percent. (Central Bank of Aruba)

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    108 Responses to “CENTRALE BANK VAN ARUBA: Summary of the monthly bulletin of the Centrale Bank van Aruba”

    1. Smish on October 14th, 2006 3:44 pm

      EXACTLY!….what in the world will it take for Aruba to open their eyes?WTH can be worse than the kidnapping,rape and murder of Natalee?WHAT the hell…..what more can happen to Aruba’s tourism monies?WHAT?When will they wake up and give Natalee and her family the justice they deserve?

    2. Kat_Gram on October 14th, 2006 4:20 pm

      Carpe, when I look at # 12, 13 14 in your PB I see hi top runners. Two of them. I have to step away about 4 feet from the screen and just look at the non enlarged pix.
      Does anyone think this is stuff Joran discarded on the Monday night ? Things that could connect him via DNA to Natalee. Paulus brought him a bag. Or maybe he didn’t because Joran didn’t mention it.
      He had the time and the opportunity to round up these things and just toss them.
      But, the ppl who were doing the filming… did they just
      Zoom in on this and NOT look in the bag ? Or take the bag away ? If the filmers felt the bag was of significant importance to film it and post it,why not take the bag ?
      Why not take a peek inside ? Me, i am a nosy person. I would have taken the bag.
      I should get this up on my screen at work and take an objective survey. See what other non-case people think. Just : What does this look like to you ? I think I will do that ! !

    3. GRETAmal on October 14th, 2006 4:27 pm

      smish, NEVER. They will let their island sink before they let the cat out of the bag. SAD but TRUE !!!!!!!!!!

    4. cenote530 on October 14th, 2006 5:08 pm

      It was said Beth came to crush Aruba. Where did that come from? Beth just wanted her daughter back, thats all she wanted. She didn’t care about money laundering and didn’t care to learn & expose Aruba’s crminal secrets and neither did Natalee’s American supporter’s, we just wanted Natalee back & for Aruba Officials to do their jobs.

      Hey….Charles Croes, we’re coming back and we’re going to crush you under our heels until all those that hurt Natalee get what they have coming.

    5. JusticeforNatalee on October 14th, 2006 7:06 pm


    6. GRETAmal on October 14th, 2006 7:28 pm

      justice, Do you really think that would SOLVE the tourism problem ?????????????????? I don’t and neither does ARUBA !!!!

    7. mlog on October 14th, 2006 8:14 pm

      Look at the bright side, Aruba. You still have a more vibrant tourism industry than Haiti. At least for now.

    8. Frank on October 14th, 2006 8:31 pm

      I do think they could recover if they tell us “what mistakes were made” as Aruba claims. Identify the mistakes and who made them and tell us if they have been fixed.

      Otherwise, it will happen again and again by Dutch savages in Aruba.

    9. Allan K on October 14th, 2006 9:56 pm

      Where are the Dutch cops? All Aruba and Dutch do is smoke screens. Must be a lot of people involved to not want to prosecute. Then again rapes in schools, 3 girls come forward with Joran date raping them and no results happen. The three girls parents don’t stand up neither the one raped in school. If rape doesn’t matter to the Arubans maybe murder doesn’t either.

    10. Miss-Underestimated on October 14th, 2006 11:05 pm


      Could they be those tan work boots? Throwing everyone a curve by saying they were K swiss?

      Allan K: they don’t care: what about the girl gang raped in the school yard and taped…she supposedly fled the island?

      Makes you wonder why Interpole was asked to assist.

    11. joe bear on October 15th, 2006 12:15 am

      Arubans,You have nothing to lose,but chains.Cast off your dutch overlords,protect your families,and retake your island.You can if you try.J4N Joe

    12. Carpe Noctem on October 15th, 2006 1:03 am

      Down with Aruba…

      Their economy can not tank enough for me!

      Until they hold that scumbag family of
      lying murdering raping slithroats accountable
      for what they did to Natalee Holloway.

      I hope Joran and Paulus wind up dead
      and stuffed in a trunk.

      Sink Aruba to the bottom of the Carribean. Until
      they hold the gangraping throatslitting Van der Rapists
      accountable, everyone should avoid them like the
      Bubonic Plague. -J4N-

    13. molly on October 15th, 2006 1:58 am

      Carpe, did you get my email?? I tried to change our 800 x 600 view, but I think it made things worse. I don’t know. I will study your photobucket later when it’s not so late.

      molly (in Houston)

    14. molly on October 15th, 2006 2:02 am

      Aruba is going down. Even the population is going down…all the pimps and their families who have to flea for their safety, all the victims who are too ashamed to stay, who will be next….

      Instead of discussing how to put an ad in the paper, maybe we should discuss sending more money to Dave and Equusearch for a water search for Natalee.

      molly (in Houston)

    15. Carpe Noctem on October 15th, 2006 2:51 am

      Here is a picture
      from 510-24 Video
      of what I believe
      to be an
      Aruban style

      It takes place right
      at the Water Basin near
      Marriott Palm Beach Aruba.

      It may have been like
      what happened to Natalee.


      Justice 4 Natalee

      Boycott Aruba in to
      the stone ages,

    16. Amsterdamned on October 15th, 2006 6:04 am

      # 9 Allan K I think you are right!!!

    17. Richard on October 15th, 2006 8:07 am

      Interesting that there are fewer cruise ships calling at Aruba, and yet they say there are more cruise ship passengers.

      The cruise ship trade, I imagine, isn’t nearly as lucrative for Aruba as is that of regular tourists. Those cruise ships that still stop there dock overnight and leave the next night, I believe. This was true for the Rhapsody of the Seas, the vessel from which Amy Bradley vanished in 1998.

      It’s also the case that local bands, dance groups, etc. are given the opportunity to board the ships and perform.

      It’s also known that cruise ships are a prime route for drug trafficking, and that the girls on them are targeted by crew members (or some of them).

      One crew member on Rhapsody, against all regulations, asked Mrs. Bradley if Amy could accompany them to Carlos ‘n’ Charlies while the ship was docked in Aruba.

      Amy wasn’t interested … she vanished early the next morning. Presumably someone worked out an alternative plan.

    18. IndyDan on October 15th, 2006 9:36 am

      #9. Allan. I don’t know either whether or not rape matters to the Arubans. It does not matter to the Dutch however, the Dutch see rape as a sport. Unfortunately, the Dutch control Aruba.

    19. IndyDan on October 15th, 2006 9:36 am

      Ditto what Carpe said in #12.

    20. IndyDan on October 15th, 2006 9:40 am

      Carpe, I wouldn’t mind seeing Jacobs and VanDerStraaten in a trunk as well, however that would have to be quite a large car. I doubt those two fat arses would fit in the bed of a pick up truck.

    21. Observer on October 15th, 2006 10:41 am

      Aruba is advertising big time here in rhode island. It is a small state but they have a long history of going to aruba. It is time for all us east coasters to get involved and try to get these people to go to a different vacation spot this winter. They are offering cheap travel packages and lying to the tourists. I just talked to my neighbor who just got back from aruba and many in aruba had told him natalee ran away because she collected a large inheritance. Everything he was told from the locals were flat out lies.

      Who here is from the east coast? Who wants to get involved? Cmon people its been 16 months and they are still lying there asses off!!!

      “I lied and thats the truth”–Joran Van Der Sloot”

    22. Smish on October 15th, 2006 10:53 am

      Richard,I totally agree with your assessment of what could have happened to Amy Bradley.
      Carpe,is there any way of making your image less blurry?I’m talking about the image of the supposed gang rape?

    23. Smish on October 15th, 2006 10:55 am

      GretaMal,why?WHY would Aruba coverup the kidnapping,gang rape and murder of Natalee?Could it be because some higher ups are involved…..for instance a wannabe judge and a few wannabe polis detectives?

    24. Houston on October 15th, 2006 10:58 am

      There have been some ARUBA advertising in Texas, not much. But then, many of the Texas Beaches are nicer than Aruba’s…..why would anyone go to such a Nightmare place as ARUBA?

    25. Katablog.com on October 15th, 2006 11:03 am

      Yes it’s interesting that the number of ships visiting is down but the numbers of people on the ships are up. However, the number of people on a ship really means nothing to Aruba. Each port gets paid not for the number of people on the ship, but for the number that get off (verified with a travel agent). And, just because you get off a ship in Aruba doesn’t mean you spent a nickel with local merchants.

      What really tells us something is the overnight stays number. Because we know these people actually leave American dollars behind. AND, as SM mentioned, the August forward figures are really going to be revealing because it was along about Oct/Nov 2005 that Americans realized that Aruba was playing a game in their “investigation” of the Natalee Holloway case. We started to see significant downturns by December 2005 (since people already committed to scheduled vacations had few options). Bottom line, only a few more months and Aruba will see REAL damage (which of course they already are aware of, it’s just the spin they are giving).

    26. Observer on October 15th, 2006 11:17 am

      The Aruba Govt made a decision a few weeks after natalees dissapearance that the gangrape,murder and coverup will never be revealed just like the other murders of tourists that happened before her. If the truth came out that means many in the LE and Govt would be exposed as lying corrupt officials.

      Was it the pimps parents that used there connection’s to institute a coverup? As far as I am concerned Mr Gottenboes and Van der sloot got away with murder with the way they influenced the investigation. Or Was this directly related to the mob in aruba?

      What can pitbulls family tell us about what happened to their son? What happened to them?

    27. ayfit on October 15th, 2006 12:00 pm

      Still trust the Dutch?I don’t. Where are they,what are they doing?#15 Cape,where do you get your pictures? Looks more like a tie died t-shirt.Can’t ever make them out.
      Aruba, here is an idea to bring tourism back,offer free shots at vds and kalpoes,and i’m not talking belly shots.oh yea, shots At Jansen would also bring tourism back.
      Ever wonder if anything like the NH case ever happened in Aruba before,and if so [wich I believe is very possible]how long did it take to bring tourism back.I got news for you Aruba,this case is here to stay,We will not go away.Aruba is now a bad word in America,all because of four animals you call citizens.

    28. GRETAmal on October 15th, 2006 12:24 pm

      Observer, I have to agree with you. They got AWAY with murder. The TRUTH will NEVER come out because they don’t want to expose the corrupt officials.

    29. GRETAmal on October 15th, 2006 12:27 pm

      smish post # 23, YEP !!!!!!!!!!!

    30. GRETAmal on October 15th, 2006 12:39 pm

      ayfit, I NEVER did trust them. IMO they went to Aruba to get a suntan then close the case.

    31. Caroline on October 15th, 2006 1:05 pm

      We all need to contact the NMRA Ford Racing Series http://www.nmraracing.com. A race car from Aruba has been racing in the United States in 2005 and 2006. The Aruban driver is not very good but it is free advertising at every race. There were seven races in 2006 and that means that everyone in the stands was seeing this car with Aruba.com plastered on the sides of the car.

    32. Mike on October 15th, 2006 1:38 pm

      I read something a little while ago and now cant find it, but thought that it was a little weird, and at the same time makes some sense. This was from some pychic that seems to keep having these visions that Natalee and another person is buried under the gardeners shack on the Vandersloot property. It supposedly has two floors in it with one being a false floor covered with a thin layer of dirt. The smell of decomposition is supposedly covered up by the fish smell that is used in the garden. As I said, kinda of strange, but since the property was never searched, could be a possibilty. Wonder if anyone has ever taken a look to see whether this holds any water?

    33. JusticeforNatalee on October 15th, 2006 2:20 pm


      Conde Nast Traveler has strong circulation.

      We could e-mail the editors just to make sure they DON’T promote Aruba.
      I know we can all think of reasons.

      (direct link above to form)

    34. ben on October 15th, 2006 3:16 pm

      looks like, this is my story,Greta, has droped it.no reports on the dutch investagation.

    35. Observer on October 15th, 2006 3:42 pm

      Nope greta did it to increase her ratings.. Nothing more..She even got on the tonight show. Then she had gave joran the perfect interview. She did a great job making him look like a poor victim and not one challenging or intelligent question for a kid who changed his story 22 times.

    36. vicki on October 15th, 2006 3:44 pm

      #32 Mike, I read that also…I wish we could check it out…maybe when papa sweaty sloot dies, cause you know he cant sell his house because than ppl could search it. The truth will come to light one day. We just have to have faith. When the time is right, Justice will be served. I just feel sorry for Natalees Mom and Dad and family and friends. Can you imagine how sick everyone must be about this. I know how alot of us feel on this board, and how we have to walk away from this for a minute, but they live with this 24/7. I want to rip someones throat open when they say this “thing” with Natalee…. It just turns my stomach that there are such heartless ppl in this world. I guess thats where Ted Bundy stems from.

    37. Mike on October 15th, 2006 3:45 pm

      This is the article I mentioned a little while ago.

      Â « on: September 25, 2006, 11:26:24 AM Â »

      Woman Who Dreams said Natalee, is buried under two false floors under the old gray garden shed, on the VanderSloot property! This part you may wish not to post because if they catch wind of this, she will surely be moved! The first floor of the gardeners shed had some pallets for a floor, and under this floor is another false floor that has dirt over it, so it looks like the ground, but if you look closely, you will see two small handles near the edges of the floor that can be taken up. Even the present gardener doesn’t know it’s there. In this shed is a lawn mower, and a rake, a bucket and some garden tools. There is also a terrible odor that is partially from the fish cut up to fertilize the gardens. This is what throws them off the scent, so to speak. Natalee is not alone under there. There is another body in there with her, but Woman Who Dreams can’t see who it is.

      Please do not use my name if you intend to post this! Also please delete my e-mail address, otherwise I feel my life and those of another, will be in danger. I am associated with a person called ‘Woman Who Dreams”. I cannot tell you her actual name but she is a very well proved Psychic Medium! No one knows of her, as we do this sort of thing for free and do not seek publicity, ever! The Woman Who Dreams has been having the full dream of what happened to Natalee Holloway that fateful night, since Natalee was found Missing. The Woman Who Dream will not be alive much longer as she has just had a series of strokes. I will tell you what she has told me; Remembering that she has seen the scene with Natalee, as if she were watching a movie, many times, over and over again. It is her wish that she get Natalee’s body back home, soon. I hope this is done before Woman Who Dream Dies.

      Dream Vision from Woman Who Dreams-

      Natalee Holloway had been at the casino, and had been drinking with the Joran VanderSloot fellow. The two brothers one called Satish,Vandersloot, and She thinks a guy named Steve, whom had been arrested about this case in 2006, had a plan. They had done this type of thing to other girls in Aruba before. They were to give Natalee a last drink to go, and Joron was to put a drug in her drink, I think a ‘Date Rape Drug”. He did. Natalee was not really so drunk when she left with VanderSloot, she was drugged! Joran had asked her to go with him to see the Light House. Natalee was not sure about going, but with the drink and the drug in it, she followed him to the awaiting car. It was just her and Joran Vandersloot, not the rest of the guys, as has been reported. Joran started to drive to the Light House but Natalee passed out cold almost as soon as she got in the car! Joran then turned around and drove to a beach close to her hotel! He parked and dragged her out of the car onto the beach where the other three guys came out of hiding. The two brothers and the Steve guy. They all took turns raping her and when the last brother was nearly finished, Natalee woke up but was very groggy, and the second brother finished, as she started to fight them off. They were very angry and surprised, as one of them who gave Joran the drug, was supposed to give enough to keep her out, nearly all night!They all held her down, as Joran put his hands over her nose and mouth until she died! Remember, Natalee was very drugged but still managed to fight them off, as best she could. She was a good girl. She had been tricked and drugged. Other girls had been victims, as well waking up on beaches in the morning light, knowing something terrible had happened to them, but not actually remembering what it was.

      The boys had not expected Natalee to wake up, so this was a surprise to them all! One of them quickly called someone and soon another car drove up to the parking spot on the beach. This person brought a black, zippered, coroner’s, body bag. They then all helped put her inside. The Woman Who Dreams couldn’t see the face of the man who came with the bag, but thought it strange that someone could come up with a body bag so quickly! Next they put Natalee in the back seat of the car who’s owner brought the body bag. Natalee was inside the bag and it was dark, so they thought no one would be able to see into the back seat, and I assumed that they did not have to drive far to hide the body.

      Brian, many of the things you said make sense but you just do not know it yet. The first gardener that worked for the VanderSloot family was said to have been deported. This is not true! He was taken by a small plane, to an island not more than 5 or 10 minutes away, from Aruba, to a ‘Compound” in the jungle. The ‘People running drug things in Aruba, did not want him to talk in case he saw something that night, as he had already spoke to someone, a reporter, I think, and they would have killed him, but it would have looked to suspicious, so they just said he was deported. The first gardener was from a tribe, and came to Aruba to work for the VanderSloots, in order to earn money for the tribe. Woman who Dreams said this is what it looked like to her, as some of the jungle tribe wore shirts, she thought from missionaries, or something. Anyway, the gardener quickly escaped into the jungle back to his tribe and the people at the drug compound, didn’t make any attempt to find him, as they thought he would never tell and he couldn’t be found anyway. If those same people thought he had talked about what he saw, they would not hesitate to kill the entire tribe, so that no one would be left to talk! It would be mass genocide! He, however, never said what he really saw that night, and never spoke about what actually happened. Woman Who Dreams, said that she thinks at least two of the young men that raped Natalee, and killed her, went straight home after the beach to set up alibi’s. The First Gardener got up around 4 AM to 4:30 AM, or when ever his usual morning work begins, and that is when he saw the guys with the body bag. He knew something was terribly wrong but he quickly turned around and went back to where he slept until no one else was around. When this gardener, told the wrong person that he saw the VanderSloot boy at a certain time, I think his first statement was correct. This was his only mistake, and they had to get rid of him. They had no idea he saw them with the black body bag. I cannot tell you where she is buried, as if one of them finds out I have repeated this much, they will try and move it. I just know someone with some sort of clout on that Island helped those guys hide the body.

      The Dutch authorities sent those guys over to Aruba, as they had already been in trouble and they were an embarrassment to the Dutch Authorities. The VanderSloot and the two brothers, would go to school and leave whenever they felt like it and the teachers were too afraid to call them on it! Those three got away with ‘Murder’ all the time. They finally got into such trouble that they had to be sent away. Joron is back in Aruba, at it again, along with his friends. Woman Who Dreams said that the Island survives on it’s drug and tourist industry. Many drugs are sent from Aruba. This is why the authorities are so afraid of this story, as they all get kick-backs from the drug money, or so Woman Who Dreams said. She said there were also six people who had a meeting this year in an Aruba Courtroom. One included the current Judge. They were talking about the case, and especially about Satish. They said he was a loose cannon and unstable, and were worried that he might talk! It seems everyone, all adult, in that courtroom, knew what happened to Natalee including the Senior VanderSloot, who was there in the room with the Judge and four others. They were not in session, as the Judge had his robe open and was standing around with the rest of these people.

      This Natalee Holloway case is a real problem for Aruba, as she is not the only one who has gone missing because of the same type of action, or drugs. They cannot kill the entire VanderSloot Family and the others that have been arrested, which would probably solve Aruba’s problem, as far as the drug business goes. This is a real ‘Stranger Than Life” story.

      Woman Who Dreams also told me that the VanderSloot boy was wearing a blue and white stripped shirt the night Natalee was murdered, and Satish wore a blue T-shirt.

      Woman Who Dreams said Natalee, is buried under two false floors under the old gray garden shed, on the VanderSloot property! This part you may wish not to post because if they catch wind of this, she will surely be moved! The first floor of the gardeners shed had some pallets for a floor, and under this floor is another false floor that has dirt over it, so it looks like the ground, but if you look closely, you will see two small handles near the edges of the floor that can be taken up. Even the present gardener doesn’t know it’s there. In this shed is a lawn mower, and a rake, a bucket and some garden tools. There is also a terrible odor that is partially from the fish cut up to fertilize the gardens. This is what throws them off the scent, so to speak. Natalee is not alone under there. There is another body in there with her, but Woman Who Dreams can’t see who it is.

      Through a web site, someone gave this information to Natalee Holloway’s father, I think, but they are now trying to speak to the Dutch authorities, and this is very dangerous! I am afraid for them. Also, the Holloway’s do not seem to believe in Psychic help, so this information I think, has been ignored. I have even tried to tell the FBI some of this and they nearly laughed me off the phone. I guess you can’t blame them. I am only repeating what Woman Who Dreams has told me. She is a very good, and honest person. She is 70 years old, and has been plagued nearly every night with these dreams! I don’t think she can take much more of this. The dreams however, are becoming fewer and farther between, as she says, she feels that Natalee has somehow given her all this information, as if she could see it through Natalee’s eyes.

      All I can say is, Woman Who Dreams seems so sure of everything she has seen, over and over again! Every detail she can see, of what happened that night, or so she feels! One other time Woman Who Dreams had dreams of a boy who had drowned and where he was. He was exactly where she said he was and she knew exactly what had happened! This is a fact!

      Our identities must be protected in case this is all true. Woman Who Dreams says it is wet in the ground under the garden shed. This is why some other psychics have seen her in water. Also this may be why people are seeing frogs.

      I hope you are very careful with this information and I leave it with you, because you seem to be the only one who believes in Dreams, aside from us.

    38. ben on October 15th, 2006 4:10 pm

      HELP,can some one tell me how to sighn up for scaredmonkeys.net.there is know place that i can find for new users to sighn up.


      SM:   Right now new members to the forum are by approval only.   You can email Red or Tom and let them know you want to register.   Just let them know what nickname you want to use.   There is an email link for both Red and Tom on the front page of this blog on the upper right hand side. (klaasend)

    39. Richard on October 15th, 2006 4:18 pm

      Observer (#21), I agree totally. My own idea is that if these blogs and postings don’t lead to effective action to keep the boycott alive and to keep the “pressure” on Aruba and on any company that serves it … what good do they do?

      It’s nearly a year and a half since Natalee vanished. Whether the saga ended with the three suspects, which I doubt, it certainly began with them. And yet, for all the outrage vented on blogs, how much have we achieved?

      I’m not lashing out at anyone who doesn’t see things my way … but a number of letters DID get the CEO of Curves to cancel an advertising campaign that offered free travel to Aruba for American women. And he went on record as saying that Aruba is not a place to promote at this time.

      This isn’t the biggest thing in the world, to be sure, but if we could get sustained interest in doing this, the impact could be great. And the politicians would suddenly find it expedient to start taking an interest in this American citizen’s case. The elections nearly are here!

      We’ve somehow got to organize. In my eyes, just posting on a blog that JvdS is scum doesn’t help the family much.

    40. ayfit on October 15th, 2006 4:41 pm

      #37 WOW!
      It’s the same theory I’ve had all along, to the ‘T’.I watch enouth court tv to believe in phychics,they have been right many many times before.If this is true and she is right,you can rest assure Natalee has been moved once more.God Bless Beth,Matt and the rest of the family,May they one day have the answers they seek.

    41. GRETAmal on October 15th, 2006 5:53 pm

      Richard, I agree. Just posting on a blog does NOTHING. Planes fille with Americans still go to Aruba. We are not any CLOSE to solving this crime than we were 16 months ago. You can put down what you think happened that night on a blog and what does that accomplish ????

    42. dennisintn on October 15th, 2006 7:03 pm

      no watchers, , no ratings, no news, no jobs.
      no coverage, no justice, no natalee, no aruban tourism.

      greta let jvds tell his new lies once more, and then spent almost a week exposing them for what they were.

      every opportunity to hear or tell natalee’s story puts pressure on the tourist industry and a.l.e.

      more people, every day, are reading and watching the lies and coming to the conclusion that aruba, regardless of how beautiful or cheap, is not the atmosphere they want to spend their money and time on.

    43. Houston on October 15th, 2006 7:14 pm

      Your right #39, got any ideas?

    44. Steven on October 15th, 2006 7:53 pm

      #40 I do not believe in psychics, but I do believe in logical thinking. I wonder why the Van der Sloots are still living there. They could go back to Holland and start a new life there. Imagine what kind of investigation will be done the moment they leave the property!

    45. GRETAmal on October 15th, 2006 8:27 pm

      steven, If the sloots ever leave there will be NO further investigations and any evidence will be LONG GONE !!!

    46. Kat_Gram on October 15th, 2006 11:17 pm

      IF the ALE thought that the toolshed / garden shed was
      important, they could get at it without setting a foot on the property. It is very close to the fence.
      Dig down on the non Van Der Sloots property. About five feet would do .
      Right flush to the fence. Get the dogs out.
      But, they would have to have more to go on than a vision.
      I don’t know why the VDS property cannot be searched again. Very suspicious behaviour considering it was the Sloots that made sure they won that round in court.
      I could see them or anyone not wanting a weekly visit
      by the police to do another search and another search , etc., but the place was never fully searched. So, why can’t they search ? what are the Sloots afraid of ?

    47. Carpe Noctem on October 16th, 2006 12:55 am

      Just posting on a blog does NOTHING. Planes filled with Americans still go to Aruba. We are not any CLOSE to solving this crime than we were 16 months ago. You can put down what you think happened that night on a blog and what does that accomplish ????


      What a joke! You have no facts or documentation to
      back up the bullshit you peddle. The mark of a true
      troll. You talk and talk but offer no facts to back
      up what you say.

      In the spirit of a throat slitting gang raping Van der Sloot family member… Gretamal Kelmal aka JohnM’s words
      are empty and hollow. Like that piece of $hit Paulus
      Van de Sloot, the disgusting murdering gangraper and
      young freak show of a son Joran.

      F Aruba


      F the murdering Van der Slimes from 19 Montanja.

    48. Carpe Noctem on October 16th, 2006 1:23 am


      Video # 24 of the Arubay Videos contains
      a gangraping on video. It starts at about
      2 minutes and 38 seconds in to the video
      and continues off and on throughout until
      the end.

      We are all using the same Video
      hosted from Google. Just take that video
      and start chopping it up in to high
      quality screen shots. If I can see it.
      You can see it. It’s a 4 on 1 gangraping
      happening near Marriott Palm Beach Aruba.

      The same place of the body in the water basin.

      The same place the Kalpoes let Joran out
      with Natalee.

      The same place where Paulus Van der Slit dropped
      a bag off to his murderer of a son on 5/30.

      Here’s my screen grab from it.



      It’s time to “clothesline”
      the murdering raping slit throat
      Van der sloots

    49. Carpe Noctem on October 16th, 2006 2:07 am

      ARUBA is a young female
      death magnet. Everybody, everywhere
      you can think of to tell the story
      of the murdering raping Van der Sloots
      and their house of horrors that is

      tell the story

      tell the story

      tell the story

      Aruba is a drugging
      gangraping murderous
      death trap.


    50. Amsterdamned on October 16th, 2006 2:39 am

      # 49 a question Carpe Noctem do you have already find a job?

    51. Carpe Noctem on October 16th, 2006 2:42 am

      More reasons not to go to Aruba

      Let the pictures tell the story.

      On Video 510-24 at 2:57 time

      download it yourself and capture the

      freeze frames and blow them up.

      There’s a gangrape caught on video.



    52. Richard on October 16th, 2006 6:26 am

      Houston (#43), lots of ideas, but a central venue is needed, among other things. This is the “official” forum, and here is the best place, I think. Let’s brainstorm.

    53. SUPER DAVE on October 16th, 2006 10:15 am

      # 50: WHAT DOES “do you have already find a job” mean?

    54. JusticeforNatalee on October 16th, 2006 11:02 am

      Richard, agree that we need to do more.

      Okay, let’s brainstorm and post ideas.

      Don’t be shy. We are just brainstorming.

    55. GretaMAL on October 16th, 2006 11:18 am

      justice, I agree. Lets brainstorm. Blogging has done nothing for us. We are NOT any closer to solving this case than we were 16 months ago.

    56. Houston on October 16th, 2006 12:44 pm

      Well, 52 and 54….I don’t know…in this whole thing I have made donations. Tried to help that way…Mrs Twitty, Dave Holloway and Equusearch…..but that was at the start. (summer of 2005)

      Some guy named Zeus, I think he was in NY and remember he said he was from St Thomas V.I., started the Natalee Holloway.net…which drew in a lot of characters, good and bad, and a lot of support. That website went down, had over 2500 members.

      Started going to the FoxNews web site and everytime they had NH story, I thanked them for it.

      Sent letters to the Dutch Embassey, they answered at first, now they won’t.

      I don’t know what my next step is? I thought about sending Capital One a note about that Ad they have on TV will be a good start….and just cancel my Capital One card while they are at it.

    57. GretaMAL on October 16th, 2006 1:31 pm

      Houston, It sounds as if you are starting to agree with me, 1906, Libby and a few more people on here. There isn’t much left to do !!!!!!!!1

    58. JusticeforNatalee on October 16th, 2006 2:16 pm

      There are other things we can do.
      We just have to decide and organize.

    59. Amsterdamned on October 16th, 2006 2:45 pm

      # 57 Wrong there is a lot to do, but instead of using energy wrong ( you can used your energy only one time!!!!), stop hate , unit forces, and look to other possibilities instead of offending aruba, the dutch governement etc etc. Donn’t take me wrong evertbody wants a solution, but the authorities are fat up with the way people talk and wrtite about them.

    60. GretaMAL on October 16th, 2006 2:46 pm

      justice, Like what???? If you think of something please let JQK know !!!!!!!!!!!

    61. GretaMAL on October 16th, 2006 3:24 pm

      amster, AGREED !!! Great post !!! You get more bees with honey then you get with LEMON !!

    62. Richard on October 16th, 2006 4:10 pm

      Don’t get me wrong: I’m not against blogs, most especially not this one. My argument is that after nearly a year and a half, everyone who is going to know about the Natalee Holloway case knows about it. Those people who don’t think it has particular importance or significance will be reminded of it only when a news item breaks out.

      How many people today think about the Chandra Levy case, which four or five years ago was at least as intensively followed? To be sure, we have Chandra’s body and know that she is dead; yet the culprit(s) remain free.

      But if our collective action falls off, Aruba will take a deep breath and think that it is safe to start luring the tourists again. It is, of course, already doing that, or trying to, which is what makes it incumbent upon us to keep the “cause” active.

      My concern is that only the already-converted, so to speak, will continue to go to blogs such as this. Somehow we need a way to keep the fight going and the pressure on the Dutch, since the Arubans are worse than useless.

      (And, of course, let’s not vent our frustration on Arubanse, Linda, our other Aruban friends here or the Aruban people in general. One theme we can emphasize is that the Aruban government is failing its own people as well as ours.)

    63. GretaMAL on October 16th, 2006 4:56 pm

      Richard, Great post. Yes after a few years people start to forget. Same think happened to Claudia K. in Jamaica. How many people remember her ??????????

    64. mayan_moons on October 16th, 2006 5:45 pm

      Piss on Aruba. Whats this bee & honey BS, the days of trusting Aruba were over the week police rearrested the Kalpoe’s & Freddy only to let em run out the backdoor of the jail the day after Katrina hit. Aruba can kiss it and those dropping tourism numbers show it.

      This isn’t instant potato’s here….but we have seen small victories. Curves pulled their ad…….aruba dropped as port of call…..watching them raise taxes among others.
      Of course these weasels are going to come here & bait & belittle our efforts. Each time they do it only strengthens our resolve to boycott all things Aruba & Antille’s. Aruba wasn’t built in a day nor will be shutdown in one but make no mistake, the day will come. In there mean time Aruba is under the microscope and if they’re fed up with it i suggest they just *get over it* like they told Beth to when they let these criminals get away with crimes against Natalee Holloway.

    65. Maggie on October 16th, 2006 6:23 pm

      Mayan exactly, they didn’t treat the suspects too bad, 10 days to clean up and clean the car when they knew just hours afterwards of watching the Holiday Inn video, that Natalee never returned and the 2 black guards couldn’t have gotten her at the HI. Still they went out and arrested and held them and let the Satish, Deepak, Joran, and Paulus rome free. They searched the black guards homes right away and have yet to search the VDS home and property. Look at the interogation statements, NO follow up questions, just more lies and lies from all of them. They know what happened to Natalee and they know who.. They worked hard to feed the public lies and send out paid people to lie to and about Natalee and her family . Innocent people don’t need lies and false alibis.

    66. Maggie on October 16th, 2006 6:37 pm

      geeze.. ^ roam..lol

    67. GRETAmal on October 16th, 2006 6:43 pm

      moons, I agree. The night after Natalee went missing you knew you could NOT trust ARUBA. Now after 17 months of BS from Aruba some people on here still think they will solve it. NEWS BREAK !!!!!!!! Aruba is NOT going to solve it !!!If they wanted to solve it they would have solved it in the FIRST week. Why would anyone still think we can trust Aruba ??????????


      SM:Â   Evidentally the Netherlands doesn’t trust Aruba either (klaasend)

    68. GRETAmal on October 16th, 2006 6:49 pm

      Maggie, The names of the two “BLACK GUARDS” are Mickey Johns and Abraham Jones. They have NAMES !!!!!!!!!

    69. GRETAmal on October 16th, 2006 6:50 pm

      klassend, I agree with you 100%. Only a fool would trust Aruba and still think they would solve this case !!!!!

    70. mayan_moons on October 16th, 2006 6:55 pm

      Right On Maggie!

      Innocent people don’t need to lie and Aruban Police can’t play Barney Fife Investigations for the white Dutch elite after displaying a working knowledge of evidence collection & its importance of being done in a timely manner when they arrested the security guards.

    71. Maggie on October 16th, 2006 7:01 pm

      Exactly Mayan, the 2 black guards were going to be the fall guys until Beth watched the tape. She ruined their day.

    72. JusticeforNatalee on October 16th, 2006 8:00 pm

      We should try to get Beth invited on the Dutch TV show crimestoppers.

    73. GRETAmal on October 16th, 2006 8:13 pm

      maggie, Again the “BLACK GUARDS ” have names. We get mad when they refer to Natalee as “THE GIRL” or “THE MISSING WHITE GIRL” Please have respect for Mr. Jones and Mr. Johns. Thank You !!!!

    74. mayan_moons on October 16th, 2006 9:01 pm

      Yeah……keep em coming people, your comments, your ideas. Speaking of which…..whoever came up with writing on the money (bills) gets a gold star! Its a great idea! Here’s another…..start boning up on your knowledge of Aruba Real Estate, its past present and the possible future it could have with smart American investors/owners who purchased the property at cut rate prices due to the boycott’s sucess. Maybee could all chip in & co op a nice primate sanctuary & make people do their jobs. What a hoot that would be eh.

    75. Carpe Noctem on October 16th, 2006 10:43 pm

      Down with the sniveling raping and
      murdering Van der Slits of Aruba!

      Toss Aruba in to the pit. Everything that is happening
      to them now has been coming for a long time.

      They were actively targeting and murdering young females for a long time before they made the news.

      Keep your eye on them and don’t let up on
      the heat for a second.

      Aruba is a death trap.

    76. JusticeforNatalee on October 16th, 2006 10:47 pm

      I think it’s time that the rest of Holland finds out about Joran’s 22 versions of the events of ONE night.

    77. Carpe Noctem on October 16th, 2006 10:53 pm

      Members of the murdering raping
      Van der Slit family blog furiously
      hoping you’ll give up in your efforts
      to bring them and Aruba to Justice.

      …and their efforts are completely fruitless.

      Just like their efforts to produce a productive
      son that would not snatch the life out of
      young tourist females.

      -The Van der Sloots

      A raping murderous bunch.


    78. Carpe Noctem on October 16th, 2006 11:14 pm

      Hi Amsterdamned,

      Seems to me you may want to get
      a better grasp on the English
      language before you lead us all
      in a pep talk of what we can
      do to get JUSTICE 4 NATALEE
      against the gangraping, murderous,
      lowlife Van der Sloot family.

      This is true, noooo ????

      Have you hugged your demon spawn today?


    79. JusticeforNatalee on October 16th, 2006 11:27 pm


      Link to Crimestoppers

      When you get to the home page, click on “Tips on Vragen.” That takes you to a form. Click on drop-down menu “Vraag over het programma.”
      Fill out form and write message in box below.

      Okay, I sent mine. Fellow Natalee supporters, please send a message to the show and request that Beth be invited. It only takes a minute. Thanks!

    80. mayan_moons on October 16th, 2006 11:43 pm

      Hey Carpe!

      Thank you for posting the latest pics, hey when you posted still#8093 had you seen the body in the bushes & just wondering if anybody else saw it too? You circled or pointed to something small near the body….could that be an ammo casing?

    81. mayan_moons on October 16th, 2006 11:59 pm

      Will Do Justice….Thanks!

    82. mayan_moons on October 17th, 2006 12:10 am


      Is it just me or do you see at the Rocks area….pic identified as (2dogd2)the decapitated body with its head near by? What strikes me so odd is the face on that head does not look like the face of the child lying on the rock. What do you think?

    83. mayan_moons on October 17th, 2006 12:18 am

      That person in blue holding a cane thing is in the pic with 2 black dogs is standing behind the head & body like they see that all the time. And even as they’re wrapping something or someone up with the white tarp there seems to be of no concern that they cover this head & body when a search is going on all arround.

    84. mayan_moons on October 17th, 2006 12:51 am

      I also see the same head in pic id’d as (stain2) with the dismembered arms from its body nearby. In the precious pic except for the head taken off the rest of the body is still intact. Looks like most if not all of the dismemberments were done in this area.

      Another thing….this particular face/head is one i’ve seen in the bag. The bag pic i’m referring to is id’d as (tracerbodyinthebasin0130b). The disturbing still where you can see Natalee’s face & her blonde hair, then you see a large wound inflicted on her head right above her forehead and what looks to me to be atleast 2 huge knots on her forhead. This still IMO could be & i think is the smoking gun of this case in terms of identifying who’s remains are in the bag. This pic did & still does take my breath away.

    85. mayan_moons on October 17th, 2006 1:07 am

      oops previous* sheeesh lol Maggie

    86. Carpe Noctem on October 17th, 2006 5:23 am

      I think Mayan Moons is referring
      to this shot. I have recently
      reworked it and juxtaposed with
      a shot of Natalee.


      JUSTICE 4

    87. Richard on October 17th, 2006 8:29 am

      Mayan Moons, just to be clear, I support an Aruban boycott as strongly as I presume that you do. Either Aruba is abetting a cover-up or its authorities are so incompetent and indifferent that Americans should shun the place for their own safety, or both. No doubt about it.

      I just want to make clear that my animus is against the government, not its people.

      After all, I don’t know the North Korean people … yet I support an embargo against that country, likewise, because of the actions of its government.

    88. Prima on October 17th, 2006 10:50 am

      Aruba can thank Joran and his “pimps” for their declining tourism, faltering economy, etc.
      Aruba is getting just what it deserves for supporting and protecting the “pimps”.

    89. JusticeforNatalee on October 17th, 2006 11:46 am

      #87 Richard is right.

      ALE is either corrupt (cover-up) or incompetent.

      Most likely, as John Walsh stated, BOTH.

      All good reasons to avoid Aruba.

    90. JusticeforNatalee on October 17th, 2006 12:04 pm

      #21 Here is a link to Rhode Island’s Department of Business Regulation, which oversees travel agencies.


      There is a contact link and complaint form at the bottom of the page.

      Write and state your concerns about safety issues in Aruba and explain how Aruba is luring tourists from Rhode Island via lies and deception.

      Another idea is to contact individual travel agencies (or central office) in Rhode Island and tell them why they should not promote Aruba at any price.

      Hope these ideas help.

    91. Miss-Underestimated on October 17th, 2006 12:07 pm

      You certainly are not safe in Aruba, and worse than that your rights as a victim are not persued or protected.

      Yeah, so there are not safe places all over, but at the least other places will protect and persue the rights of the victims and their families and not cover up a crime.

      Aruba, was it all worth it, all those who slandered Natalee and her family, those of you who sat in front of a camera and talked smack about Natalee, those who told us we don’t understand your system, those who lied about Natalee and her family, tell us was it worth it to sell out your own hard working citizens? Did any of you ever care or was it your 15 minutes of fame or was it much larger than that?

      Was it worth it, Aruba?

    92. mayan_moons on October 17th, 2006 12:28 pm


      I’ve enjoyed reading your thoughtful opinions and in no way was i referring to you in my response about the catching more bee’s with honey post. As for the 3 Aruban’s(?) i’ve seen posting here, which in and of itself is disturbing that more native’s of the island don’t seem to care about or atleast voice concern for the way their visitor’s of their island are treated, they are …..as you put it useless.

    93. Libby on October 17th, 2006 2:33 pm

      Anyone heard anything more about the Dutch and their new pretend investigation?

    94. GretaMAL on October 17th, 2006 3:58 pm

      libby, IMO there is no “NEW” investigation. I think they went there for a TAN !!!

    95. Amsterdamned on October 17th, 2006 4:04 pm

      I ve worked with peter de vries by the audax he is not interestes in this case, because jvds is only a suspect

    96. Maggie on October 17th, 2006 7:36 pm

      LOL Mayan.. I type so much in a week, my brain is about 2 days ahead of my typing. I read typos real well, but I hate making them. I guess I need to slow down…….(when I’m 98). They do add a little fun to things.

    97. JusticeforNatalee on October 17th, 2006 9:41 pm

      JVDS is the PRIME suspect.

    98. Carpe Noctem on October 18th, 2006 12:24 am

      Joran Van der Sloot the gangraping pig, and his throat cutter of a father, and the lying maggot Kalpoe brothers gangraped and murdered Natalee Holloway
      after drugging her with a spiked drink.

      They ambushed her just outside of CARLOS AND CHARLIES
      ARUBA on May 30th, 2005.

      That is why Aruba’s economy has TANKED!

      We’ve been assassinating the
      economy like it was the lying perps.

      Take out your trash Aruba!

      It’s as fresh as it happened yesterday.

      …and it will not go away
      until you clean them up.

      How you choose to do that
      is up to you.


      Death to ARUBA
      & the lying gangraping
      Van der sloot and

    99. JusticeforNatalee on October 18th, 2006 10:45 am

      “…the authorities are fat up with the way people talk and write about them.”


      We don’t care that authorities are “fat” up, as you put it. BTW, typo or pun?

      The Holloway/Twitty family gave them the benefit of the doubt for over a year. Natalee’s family was very patient.

      We are not shutting up or going away. We are raised, in America, to speak out about injustices. And we will continue to speak out about this case and take action in ways that we can.

      As for Peter R. D Vries, I question your comment in #95. I happen to know that Peter once stated in an e-mail that he needed to be contacted by the family to get involved.

      So, don’t even attempt to dissuade us from contacting Crimestoppers.

    100. JusticeforNatalee on October 18th, 2006 10:58 am

      Correction #99 Peter R. De Vries

    101. GutFeeling on October 18th, 2006 12:28 pm

      #87 Richard
      Thank you for stating the issue succinctly. A boycott is the appropriate way to send the message to Aruba and all
      vacation destinations that crimes against tourists must be properly investigated. In this case, a boycott here could also send the message that crimes against women should be investigated.
      One strategy that could provide results is a well drafted letter to the junior league of each city on the Forbes 50 wealthiest zip codes. Maybe along with a list of hotels, restaurants and airlines to avoid to show solidarity in the effort to force law enforcers everywhere to take cases of missing women seriously.
      I think there is or was evidence in this case and it will take pressure to bring it to the forefront. You are on the right track.


    102. Carpe Noctem on October 18th, 2006 10:23 pm

      ‘fat’ or ‘fed’

      ROFL JusticeforNatalee!!!!!

      J4N, you are so dedicated. I admire you.
      You rock!

      Everytime you drop a reminder
      to email and request Peter de Vries
      to do a show on it… I blow
      in a request! BTW

      Everybody probably

      follows suit each time

      you do it. If they missed

      your last plug –

      Here tiz again!



      Link to Crimestoppers

      When you get to the home page, click on “Tips on Vragen.”

      That takes you to a form. Click on drop-down menu “Vraag over het programma.”

      Fill out form and write message in box below.


      Like that murdering raping creep Deepak’s shirt

      JUST DO IT!


      Justice 4 Natalee Ann Holloway

    103. Richard on October 19th, 2006 9:06 am

      Thanks, Mayan Moons.

      One thing that puzzles me: why have the women’s groups of America (as far as I can tell) been so silent on this issue? Some of them evidently believe the crap that because Natalee comes from a well-to-do family, the publicity given to her case shows media bias.

      That garbage argument makes me sick. An American goes missing abroad? We ALL should be concerned!

      I hope to start writing to some of these groups soon.

    104. dennisintn on October 19th, 2006 9:30 am

      #l0l, gf, you’ve got the right gun and the right ammunition, but i don’t agree with your target. i don’t think the people you mentioned go to aruba for vacation.

    105. Scared Monkeys on October 19th, 2006 9:58 am

      [...] In the back of your mind? If any of these government officials had a clue it would be forefront in your mind and something that you would wish to correct immediately. This is not past tense, the criticism that Aruba and its judicial system received is in the present. If you do not think so take a look at your last reported tourism numbers. This decline is a direct result that tourists want no part of a country where if “something bad happens” they are powerless and at the mercy of local government and judicial cronyism. That is the fact. People understand that crimes do occur, what people do not understand and will not tolerate occurs when justice is not provided to said crimes. Until Aruba figures that out and makes a conscience decision to do something about it and right the wrong their tourism will never be the same. [...]

    106. GutFeeling on October 19th, 2006 11:22 am

      #103 Richard
      My point. The information needs to be stripped down to failure to investigate choice of 3 as you say cover up, indifference, incompetence.

      If you can put together a well drafted letter that explains that a boycott of Aruba is a way to express that failure to investigate crimes against women abroad is not acceptable.
      This sends a message not only to Aruba but to any other country who might consider not investigating a crime to simply make it go away. Include hotels, restaurants, airlines who service Aruba. Send the letter to 50 womens groups, copy all the airlines, hotels and restaurants.
      You can make a difference.

    107. Scared Monkeys on November 10th, 2006 5:28 pm

      [...] Which makes there tourism numbers even more devastating in Aruba when compared with the rest of the Caribbean Negative growth in Aruba at a time where the rest of the Caribbean is in the black. Even after last years disastrous fall in tourism following the Natalee Holloway disappearance, 2006 has not been a red letter year for Aruba either. [...]

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