The Natalee Holloway case has caused enormous damage to the economy and tourism of Aruba
Far be it from anyone saying that Rudy Croes is not quick on the draw. It has only taken nearly 20 months for Rudy Croes to admit the obvious … The Natalee Holloway case has caused enormous damage to the tourism and economy of Aruba. At least someone has admitted it rather than the ridiculous spin that the Aruba economy is perfectly fine. Let us not forget that Prime Minister Nelson Oduber declared 2006 a productive year in Aruba.
However, let’s just clarify what that statement really means. If Rudy Croes blames the Natalee Holloway case for being the reason why Aruba finds itself in the predicament they are then what caused the case in the first place? The fact that Aruba finds itself still dealing with this issue is because of Aruba. No more no less. All the finger pointing toward the media or Natalee’s family just infuriates people even further.
It was the nepotism and cronyism that caused the damage to Aruba’s economy. Why was this case not handled in the same manner other cases would have been? Why were three suspects last seen with Natalee Holloway treated differently than two black security guards?
The fact of the matter is that we have reported on and followed hundreds of missing person cases that have had similar if not the exact same circumstances as the Natalee Holloway disappearance that have been solved. Some in only a matter of days. Not in Aruba. In essence, Aruban officials need to look no further than themselves as to who is responsible for their economic plight. They can look in the mirror and at three suspects for their woes