When its about money and loans, Aruba seems to find the fast track and expedite lawsuits in the courts. When its about missing American tourists … that seems to be another issue. Priorities.
Amigoe, October 31, 2006: Lawsuit against the Netherlands
ORANJESTAD – If by this Friday the Netherlands does not change her position regarding the foreign loans, the Aruban government will take them to court. The relations between the countries got this worse that Aruba will not be present at the governmental deliberations on the new political relations within the Kingdom this Wednesday.
Premier Nelson Oduber already announced last week that if the Netherlands continues to stand by the conditions regarding the foreign loans, he would lodge an internal appeal.
The government’s position is now, that if the Federal Council of Ministers does not approve the 50 million dollars loan of the Deutsch Bank, Aruba will go to court and also claim compensation for the damages caused by canceling the loan.
‘The Netherlands has made us autonomous in 1954 and Aruba alone at the Round Table Conference in 1983. And now in 2006, the Netherlands wants to colonize us again”, said Oduber. Last week Monday, Minister Atzo NicolaÃƒ ¯ invited Aruba to attend the governmental deliberation on the new relations within the Kingdom as observer. This two-day deliberation starts Wednesday in The Hague. The Minister Plenipotentiary was going to do this at first, but he has meanwhile cancelled.