Aruba: Hypocrites … MEP & Oduber call for Call for Boycott of Diario


Isn’t this priceless? The very people who have whined about a tourism boycott of the Aruban island are calling for a commercial boycott of an Aruban business. Aruban officials and their tourism boards have actively campaigned against the notion of a boycott by American tourists against Aruba in response for the handling of the Natalee Holloway case. Now MEP and their leader Nelson Oduber are calling for a boycott against Jossy Mansur and the Diario newspaper.

You can’t have it both ways folks. Not too hypocritical now are we? Complain when it hurts your economic interests and then call for boycotts when you wish to silence your critics. Democracy alive and well on “One Happy Island”.

Amigoe, April 4, 2007:  Diario turns to Queen  

ORANJESTAD – In an open letter, staff and management of the morning paper Diario have asked the Queen’s attention for the commercial boycott called by the MEP and her leader, Prime Minister Nelson Oduber.  

MEP demanded the owner and also director and chief editor Jossy Mansur to publicly apologize to MEP and premier Oduber for all the articles he has published with the intention to damage the reputation of the government and MEP.   Mansur has till last Monday to do this, otherwise, the MEP will announce a boycott against Diario.  

Since Mansur ignored MEP’s ultimatum, the party decided on a total boycott of the newspaper.   No information must be given to Diario.   MEP-member had to cancel their subscription as per immediate..   They are also not allowed to buy the paper separately.   They cannot place ads in the Diario.  

That’s the reason for Diario’s letter to the Queen.   He expressed his concern in this letter and asks the Queen to ‘safeguard our constitutional rights’.    


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  • Comments

    83 Responses to “Aruba: Hypocrites … MEP & Oduber call for Call for Boycott of Diario”

    1. Carpe Noctem on April 6th, 2007 9:07 am

      This is my low maintenance
      version of Babel-Fish

      O’DUBER = TOOL

      *Boycott Aruba in to the DOIT.

      Go Jossy, it’s yerrr birthday!

    2. sharon on April 6th, 2007 9:26 am

      “No information must be given to Diario. MEP-member had to cancel their subscription as per immediate.. They are also not allowed to buy the paper separately. They cannot place ads in the Diario.”

      Hmmmm. Sounds like MEP is getting ready for Chavez to take over. This is how Chavez runs his country.

      Countdown to the sinking of Aruba. 100….99…..98….


    3. robots on April 6th, 2007 9:31 am

      ARUBA is an EVIL place

    4. Miss-Underestimated on April 6th, 2007 9:39 am

      The pieces come together. If a newspaper cannot have freedom of speech. No wonder the citizens of Aruba are tight lipped.

      Jossy must be clipping close to the quick.

    5. Janet on April 6th, 2007 10:06 am

      Jossy Mansur … publisher of Diario … has been the one Aruban who has upheld Natalee Holloway’s family since day one in their quest for answers into the disappearance of their precious daughter. Throughout the Natalee Holloway ordeal … Jossy’s Diario publication has been the ONLY indication that freedeem of speech exists on the Island of Aruba … the only indication that opposition to the “powers that be” is permitted.
      PRETZER: Jossy Mansur has been the target of a lot of the negatives out there. Sadly in a case like this where the you, the family, are only looking for answers, and a way to bring your daughter home–there are an element of people who will do what they can to try and spin it in a negative way… I am curious your thoughts on Jossy Mansur?
      HOLLOWAY: Jossy has been very helpful to try to find the truth, the fact he lives in Aruba and publishes a newspaper, they’re attacking him because he’s looking for– fighting for– the truth. That’s what a good journalist does–He’s going to go after the people, regardless, and try to find the truth.
      Comment by JUG TWITTY | December 5, 2006, 10:57 am
      TWITTY: Well, you know, I’ll be forever grateful for Jossy Mansur, who is there. And he has been so instrumental. And he’s just a hero to all of us. And, you know, he’s my only hope on the island. And we’ll be forever grateful to him.

    6. Mike on April 6th, 2007 10:07 am

      I agree Miss….If their not tight lipped they end up in a cemetary missing their head or in a cave missing all their limbs or dead in a container.

      Quite a little socialist society they have down there.

    7. minnesota dad on April 6th, 2007 10:25 am


      Yep, this is what happens when government, judicial, or attorneys are scared that too many things are striking way too close to the truth. Better to ostracize the paper than to let the paper continue to bring down a corrupt government.

      We could use more Diario’s up here in the states. If you have ever noticed, MSM rarely reports on judicial corruption, though it is prevalent in our courts (not by all judges, but a select few). A MSM newspaper knows that if they expose the courts for their corruption, the next time they are sued the judges will make sure they never, ever are critical again. So, they just ignore misconduct by the courts. Politicians are more fair game however.

      These guys will be communist in a few years the way they are heading. Can’t wait for the Aruba missile crisis. md

    8. dave on April 6th, 2007 10:42 am

      I suspect Nelson Oduber knows exactly what happened to Natalee and may be one of the ring leaders involved in the crime.

    9. SUPER DAVE on April 6th, 2007 10:51 am

      for all of you who said that a boycott would not work here is your proof that it took aruba to it’s knees and they are still puking up ignorance and lies. i hope Jossy has some type of good security arranged. i would hate to see him treated like some of the people on this running sore have been treated.

    10. arubagirl on April 6th, 2007 10:58 am

      And just like the other boycott, this one will fail spectacularly.

      Is it right that the PM of Aruba (blech) called for a boycott? No. Will it succeed? I HIGHLY doubt it.


      SM: Yea ,,, failed … look at that amazing tourism Aruba has … what a joke that you people can’t get your head out of the sand.

    11. SL-Gloria on April 6th, 2007 11:01 am

      I tend to dislike Jossy Mansur because I have seen how he uses people and assumes positions that are easily changed to accommodate the economic interest of his family or personal interests of the moment. I think he is untrustworthy. But having a Head of State -who once chosen as such in a “democratic election” becomes Head of State of every single citizen including those that oppose him-, use paid advertisements instructing his people to boycott a newspaper can only mean one of more of the following:

      • Oduber doesn’t really know what democracy means and the MEP constituency is under a despotic, dictatorial rule.

      • Oduber hides behind the shadow of a democracy, but is a potential little Chávez.

      • Whatever JMM is publishing in Diario must itch Oduber real bad, because he’s scratching to the point of showing his true skin.

      • Oduber forgot that JMM doesn’t need the advertising Afls to run his press. Probably, he’s presently running it at a loss and the only purpose he prints Diario is to have a trumpet of his own with which to selectively inform, manipulate, confuse, propagate praise, sink, demoralize, among others, all at his convenience.

      Oduber has made a gross mistake. Even if Diario’s subscription and circulation goes down temporarily, readership, the essence of a newspaper’s strength, will increase through repetitive readings and increase online access…Arubians won’t want to miss the details of the gossip related to the power struggle between the most distinguished political and financial bullies.

    12. katablog on April 6th, 2007 11:11 am

      Just when you think Aruba can’t go any lower…. Oduber steps up and shows us that it can go lower.

      Mansur should flee that tiny criminal island before it totally sinks. It has indeed become a dictatorship with all human rights suspended.

      You know certain doom is looming close when a rapid dog turns on its own.

    13. katablog on April 6th, 2007 11:14 am

      ArubaGirl: Oduber (blech) probably just increased Diario’s subscription rate 100 fold!

    14. Clay_Pigeon on April 6th, 2007 11:37 am
    15. robots on April 6th, 2007 11:49 am

      CRANK up the ARUBA boycott !!!!

      this will help CRANK it up…imagine a country doing this.
      EVEN more people will NOT go to a COMMUNIST country, thanks to this foolishness

      way to go ARUBA you stupid JERKS

      you just stepped in another LOAD

      you are STUPID and EVIL

    16. Carpe Noctem on April 6th, 2007 12:11 pm

      Keyword of the day: ‘Rodney King’

      Used in a sentence:

      Aruba *B* hurting Natalee Holloway and her family,
      and a bunch of Monkeys WILL *B* LIKELY looking to
      ‘Rodney King’ yo a$$!

      Justice 4 Natalee. (NON-NEGOTIABLE)

    17. robots on April 6th, 2007 12:14 pm



    18. hotshot on April 6th, 2007 12:37 pm

      Jossy will pull through. Oduber is mad because Jossy is closer to answers then he is.


    19. minnesota dad on April 6th, 2007 12:59 pm

      This is all in preparation of May 31st. They want Diario out of business by then so that Diario can not publish anything about the blatant cover-up on the NH case.

      Aruba is already beginning to lay in motion a media gag so that they can attempt to quietly let the NH case fade away.

      Sorry, the Internet trumps your island guys. You are screwed! md

    20. Steve Holloway on April 6th, 2007 1:02 pm

      I think he is a good man looking for the truth. He will not let them push him around. This is his home and is probably sick of the corruption that happens every day on such a large scale on such a small island. It happens here in the states, but at least its in check with the freedom’s that we enjoy when people report it. I think the judges and some policemen will fall along with the main suspects, if the Dutch will get on with it. God Bless everyone that has supported us. I ask some of you too not let hate fill your hearts. Just let God be in charge of any revenge. But the suspects still need to face the laws of the land and pay for any crimes committed.

    21. Carpe Noctem on April 6th, 2007 1:08 pm

      The Internet leveled everything.

      >>It’s the great EQUALIZER.

      Aruba, let us help you straighten out
      your Longfellow!

      One if by land…

      …and two if by da “INTERNETS”

      -Paul Revere’s Ride


    22. k on April 6th, 2007 1:23 pm

      Could Aruba be another Cuba in the making?

    23. Miss-Underestimated on April 6th, 2007 1:34 pm

      Mr. Holloway

      Thanks for posting here. To you and your family I wish a Blessed Easter, please extend my wishes to Dave and Robin and Beth and Jug, peace to all of you.

      I wish for all of you and end to this nightmare that started May 2005, more than that I wish Natalee be home and justice be served.


    24. Miss-Underestimated on April 6th, 2007 1:38 pm

      Aruba is already beginning to lay in motion a media gag so that they can attempt to quietly let the NH case fade away.

      Sorry, the Internet trumps your island guys. You are screwed! md

      Comment by minnesota dad | April 6, 2007, 12:59 pm

      That crossed my mind too. Or is it the Odd-udder, is trying to silence Diaro, when the axe falls?
      This won’t be forgotten, on the tongues of too many ppl striving for Justice.
      Md glad to see you posting too.

    25. Carpe Noctem on April 6th, 2007 2:02 pm

      Paulus Van der sloot
      interrogation video snap:

      Justice 4 Natalee

    26. Janet on April 6th, 2007 2:03 pm

      20. Steve Holloway

      God Bless everyone that has supported us. I ask some of you too not let hate fill your hearts. Just let God be in charge of any revenge. But the suspects still need to face the laws of the land and pay for any crimes committed … Steve Holloway.


      Steve, thank you for your words of wisdom. Personally, it is so difficult not to hate those who have an Aruban agenda to support those who participated in the events of that fateful morning when your precious niece went missing and … it is so difficult not to hate those who uphold the “powers that be” in Aruba who are involved in the coverup that is denying your niece justice and … her anguished family a measure of closure.
      Jossy, thank you so much for taking a position for what is right. It is not always easy but …
      “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
      Galatians 6:9
      And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart

    27. Patti on April 6th, 2007 2:08 pm

      The one thing that is totally amazing in this whole thing is that the Ministers of Aruba have done everything they can to stop the spreading of the word. Their Minister of Justice has made a statement that anyone communicating with the aliens over the internet, is guilty of treason. The Prime Minister, himself, threatened his people with militants, if they should strike or picket. And now, as the people are becoming aware of the extent of these minister’s corruption, they are threatening to destroy the largest circulation that the people have in the way of news?

      I would imagine that these crooked officials are getting frustrated as the truth of their corruption is leaking out. Their own people are protesting against the ineffectiveness of their judicial system and the effects that it has on the common people of Aruba. They are tired of the crime on their island. They are tired of the drugs and the corruption. But, mostly, they are tired of the tolerance shown by the government of the criminal elements that have left their children addicted to drugs and their streets full of the homeless.

      It is up to the people of Aruba to decide. Are they going to continue allowing themselves to be kept in the dark, ignorant, of the offenses of their government? Or, are they going to exercise their rights, as a democracy; under which it is the “people” that, ultimately, have the power to control their destiny?

    28. msmarple on April 6th, 2007 2:21 pm

      I think we should make an effort to let Greta and maybe some other talking heads know what’s going on about Jossy and his paper. Can someone take that on? ASAP?

      This is a HUGE development. Maybe some attention will do Jossy some good.

      AND – If anyone has a hot line to the State Dept. – this is a real blow to a free press and so-called democracy.

      I am sorry but I just can’t take it on during the day today.

      Diario has been going hot and heavy about all the scandals among officials lately. Remember the $250,000 cocaine deal in Venezuela? The lady who claimed one of the ministers raped her? The hit and run fatality by another? The latest is the bribery thing … and of course he has ALWAYS been after them about the Holloway case.


    29. Patti on April 6th, 2007 2:38 pm

      Steve Holloway:

      I have been hoping that you would come and speak through the lines on this blog. We, all, need to be reminded from time to time that this is not about hate. It is not up to the efforts of one man, or another, to call for the death or the execution of the guilty. It is not up to us to spread hate in a spirit of vigilanteism. It is up to us, instead, to show our faith and hope in the support of a peaceful boycott against the island of Aruba in an effort to break down the forces of corruption that have stood in the way of attaining justice. We are not the victims of the crime against Natalee, and it is not our place to intice violence against the perpetrators of the crime or their island.

      I pray that we can stay focused on the real issues of the boycott and support it in the spirit under which it was founded. Not as a means of revenge, but as a means of attaining justice… peacefully.

      God bless you and your family.

    30. Carpe Noctem on April 6th, 2007 2:45 pm
    31. mayan_moons on April 6th, 2007 2:47 pm



    32. arubagirl on April 6th, 2007 3:21 pm

      #13, you’re probably right. I’m not in the least bit worried about Diario or its editor, and I’m willing to bet that Jossy isn’t either.

      You know what’s the most frustrating about this all (well, to me at least)? With all the scandals, flat out bad management, non-existant leadership, etc. etc. etc., come next election, there is still going to be a big amount of people voting for them. I try not to think about that too much, otherwise I’ll go insane.

    33. mayan_moons on April 6th, 2007 3:24 pm

      Well well well

      smells like a dictator to me demanding all in O’Goober’s party cancel their subscriptions to the Diario.

      whats he gonna do if some of them don’t comply with his orders?

    34. msmarple on April 6th, 2007 3:50 pm

      arubagirl – good to see you. I have to say that I am completely floored by the audacity of this stunt with Diario. Do you have any information about how it compares with other newspapers in terms of circulation? Thank you.

    35. Sahara on April 6th, 2007 4:59 pm

      I have to pray to keep hate from filling my heart. Not so much for the perps but the people involved in the cover up. And the ones that continue to push the cover up. And the hate sites that make it to be Natalees fault, or Beths, or anyone but the ones that were last seen with her and then lied, lied, and lied.

    36. Patti on April 6th, 2007 5:03 pm

      The resolution to find Mary lies with the Arawak Nation

      Dirty Hand has bound the Arawak Nation with Babylonian Rope. The Lamb and the two Shivas whisper in the dark, while the lions pace silently in the bush. Dirty Hand is the link! The lamb, the shivas, the elder whispering, exiting like theives in the night, clothed with invisible armor. If Dirty Hand falls, so does Babylon, but too, the Arawak Nation shall suffer.

      Threadsurfers listen! The lamb shall run anew in virgin fields, cropping sweet grass which should remain untouched. The Lamb has sins, but the lions have sharper teeth. A new key must be found to open unknown doors. The first concern of the Arawak nation is wampum. But unseen tides pull babylonian seas through Arawak Moats, bittering the waters. DirtyHand and the Lions must see the light of Arawak Day, or forever walk in plentiful fields.

      The dead shall eternally sleep if a clamour is not made. Lamb and the Elder are stepping stones into the fetid pool of deception. The rule of the Arawak King is the Final word. DirtyHand has fouled the air for all nearby, but the Arawak Nation will claim Babylonian Authority prevents them from hunting Lions, and DirtyHand. But the Arawak king controls destiny of all. The Arawak king has DirtyHands and DirtyFeet. If he is to reign anew, he cannot be soiled more.

      The babylonians have ruled the Arawak Nation through deception and stealth, and their charges, the Arawaks, speak now with the same forked tongue, on behalf of their king. The gift the cowboys ask of the king of the Arawak Nation is a mere trifle. All ye who sing in the cyber-chorus lower your voices not! It has been proven that the lamb, the shivas, and the elders are not the breach in Arawak Armour! Let us hunt Lions, The King, and Dirty Hand. The lions pace silently in the bush, while the king seeks pleasures with his concubines.

      Threadsurfers! What is sought is not hidden. The Lamb and the elder are not the keystone in the Arch of Corruption. Seek ye DirtyHand and the Fetid Arawak King who wishes to blame the babylonians for the behaviour of lowly minions. If the head of the beast is in plain view it is folly to attack protected flanks. Threadsurfers, DirtyHand is more vulnerable than the Arawak King and your lances should point in his direction. He is the weak link, if he tumbles, all fall with him….. The lamb, the shivas, the elder.

      Shango looks from afar but speaks with truth. He does not converse with the Simian, or any other worldly sources, and attempts to bring direction to speculation.


      We are in the third act… the final act. In my opinion, the Arawak Nation is speaking. Let’s listen.

      Power to the People!

    37. Janet on April 6th, 2007 5:26 pm

      35. Sahara
      I agree … there are those who have submitted some dispictable posts to various Natalee Holloway Forums discrediting both her and her family … especially her loving mother.
      However, as a Christian … I believe that I am called upon by scripture to HATE evil. I HATE the words of the vile posts that mock all the victims in this case … I HATE that justice is being denied an American citizen by a corrupt investigation which has an agenda to protect their own … I hate the H— on Earth that the “powers that be” in Aruba have put the family through in their quest for answers … I hate …
      Sahara, I also will strive with all my heart and … with God’s Grace not to hate the people behind these evil actions. Thank you.
      Psalm 97:10 – Hate evil you who love the Lord.

    38. Carpe Noctem on April 6th, 2007 5:48 pm

      I got this in a fortune cookie yesterday,
      but I don’t know what it means.

      Confuscious say:

      He who learn self love, come in handy.

    39. Carpe Noctem on April 6th, 2007 5:51 pm
    40. Bodo on April 6th, 2007 5:58 pm

      What a bunch of shameful parasites. I guess the equivalent of this would be if Washington’s liberals would call for a boycott of the Washington Times or if conservatives would call for a boycott of the New York Times because they don’t like the newspaper’s political leaning or editorial bias. Jossy must be doing a good job at confronting, challenging and exposing the works of the Aruba government powers-that-be. Boycott be damned! No apology necessary.

    41. Miss-Underestimated on April 6th, 2007 6:15 pm

      Jossy you keep at it….Why would they boycott you?
      Wouldn’t the politically correct option be for you to do a nice sit down with Odd-udders, maybe in Anita’s kitchen, ahhh it’s too hot in Anita’s kitchen….Oh yeah that’s what Anita and Paulus said, wiping his brow as Greta and Beth softly spoke to them.

    42. Patti on April 6th, 2007 6:19 pm

      I think that the Holloways want us to be careful that we don’t fall. We are scrutinized by the ones that would have the public believe that the boycott against Aruba is an act that stems from hatred and strife. As a Christian, Mr. Holloway would hope that we fight off the hatred and meet the challenge of those that scrutinize our actions by turning the other cheek… rising above the contention, and, thereby, lending credence to the boycott. That’s alot easier than fighting… especially when you have the truth on your side. The Bible says, that hatred will devour you, eat you alive; and, we are taught to love our enemies. Perhaps, Mr. Holloway, wants us to personify that love in our actions while supporting the boycott.

      I wouldn’t want to do anything that could give the enemies of the Holloways a reason to belittle the boycott and render it useless. We are writing and posting on a blog that is read by the American people everyday. The things that we post and the way in which we act can be viewed as a representation of the boycott, in general. Let’s continue in our desire to support the boycott as a means to justice, but, also as a means to protect our children. And… let’s do it in a loving way, out of respect for the ones that called for the boycott… the family of Natalee Holloway.

      Happy Easter!

    43. mayan_moons on April 6th, 2007 6:35 pm


    44. mayan_moons on April 6th, 2007 6:39 pm

      MD “The Internet Trumps the Vile Isle”

      Carpe “The Internet is The Great Equalizer”

      Yes Aruba underestimated the power of the internet and still thinks they can overcome its power.

    45. Richard on April 6th, 2007 7:13 pm

      I for one intend to bring this news to the attention of the mainstream media. What pitiful contemptible SCUM on Aruba. What whimpering little babies … the very idea of a newspaper criticizing their criminal little regime!

      How DARE they! Why, if that is allowed, the next thing you know Americans will be demanding justice for … what’s her name again, that girl?

      Our supine media surely ought to pick up on this story.

      Meanwhile, there’s development on another story. Some time ago, the FBI took down the picture of Amy Bradley from its Web site. The family did their best to find out why.

      They told me today that it is back up, and it has some information on the latest reported sighting of Amy.

      I had been asked to say nothing about this, but now that it’s on the FBI site there’s no reason to keep silence. So I can say that it was on Barbados a year ago; the lady who reported this meeting also exchanged a few words with her.

      Beyond this, I will not go. But let’s hope progress is being made.

    46. Janet on April 6th, 2007 7:28 pm

      44. mayan-moons

      …. and the “powers that be” in Aruba underestimated the havoc that was about to be created by one determine mother whose voice was not going to be silenced until the answers she was seeking were forthcoming. They were unaware that the Island of Aruba would never be the same … the corruption within would be exposed for the world to see. They underestimated this amazing woman’s ability to keep the media’s focus on the disappearance of her beloved daughter. I contend that Beth Twitty is not through with Aruba yet. The lull before the storm.
      Beth Twitty – ‘Scarborough Country’
      HOLLOWAY TWITTY: Well, and I met with Prime Minister Oduber. I don’t care who you put the pressure on, where it comes from, but I want-you need to figure it out. You need to figure out who needs to apply the pressure and where it needs to be applied, because you have to solve this crime. I said, you do not want to turn me loose from this island without an answer.
      Beth Twitty – ‘Scarborough Country’
      HOLLOWAY TWITTY: Oh, absolutely. And I have told Prime Minister Oduber that I will do this, I will be the voice of Natalee for the next 40 years. And I hope I have that long, because I will do it as long as I can.
      Dave Holloway – On the Record w/ Greta
      VAN SUSTEREN: Did the media help or hurt you?
      HOLLOWAY: Oh, the media was our best friend. If it hadn’t been for the media this thing would have been swept under the table the very first day and we’d have been calling back to Aruba “Have you heard anything? Have you heard anything?” I truly believe that.

    47. mayan_moons on April 6th, 2007 7:59 pm

      Yes Janet you’re right…. they underestimated Beth big time. Her determination & faith and love for her child may not have been seen by Aruba police & Officials but it exploded in front of American’s nation wide.

    48. buster on April 6th, 2007 8:08 pm




      aruba is going down so fast !!!
      Jossy’s paper is going to florish after this
      ARUBA BLOWS harder……………..

    49. mayan_moons on April 6th, 2007 8:16 pm

      That they thought they could just go through the motions from their half ass investigation all the way to the out and out LIES Aruban representatives told the American viewing public show they were in over their heads from Day 1.

    50. mayan_moons on April 6th, 2007 8:19 pm

      Disgusting isn’t it Richard? I agree that we need to spread the word & hammer at our State Dept on maybe now issue’s a travel warning to this island run by a fledgling Dictator over an island full of dangerous criminals.

    51. Stranger on April 6th, 2007 9:32 pm

      Who is Mike?

    52. yoyo muffintop on April 6th, 2007 9:54 pm

      mayan – being that your for j4n, why would you hammer the state dept for a travel warning when you should be hammering the attny general to have the FBI arrest those you believe harmed Natalee? A travel warning is laughable – go see what countries are on that warning list and the reasons and you’ll see what I mean.
      I don’t get it – are you out to blemish aruba, or to get j4n? The FBI has the authority to go and arrest right now- with all the crystal clear evidence of the kidnap/rape/murder of Natalee already on the internet, why would they not?

      and Gloria #11 is 100% correct – politics…

    53. Katablog on April 6th, 2007 10:03 pm

      Steve Holloway: Thanks so much for dropping in the leaving a message. Know that we love you and your family. You are so right about making sure that we don’t let anger reside in our hearts.

      We can be angry at the acts of others, but we can’t spew forth filth. We are all children of God.

    54. Scared Monkeys on April 6th, 2007 10:23 pm


      SM: Yea ,,, failed … look at that amazing tourism Aruba has … what a joke that you people can’t get your head out of the sand.

      Are you people ever capable  of admitting the truth? About anything?

    55. IndyDan on April 6th, 2007 10:44 pm

      The Raping-Murdering VanDerSloots sure have created some major disharmony on the “ONCE Happy Island”. The Millions they’ve spent in damage control, all the in-fighting. Can’t help but smile seeing this isle-of-corruption imploding.

    56. Allan K on April 6th, 2007 11:28 pm

      Everything is true that Jossy said, they don’t want to hear it. Aruba is not about the truth that exposes their leaders.

      (a Minister (Ramon Lee) who raped a woman,
      (Rudy Croes)who brought in young girls from Santo Domingo and wanted to force them into prostitution with him and his friends; another Minister (Nilo Swaen)

      MEP party who were caught by the police in drunken driving (Junior Arends) and hit and run (Robert Maduro);

      They are a group of the most corrupt public figures ever to participate in Aruban politics. Just go over the Holloway case, and now the Michael Saladin case, and you immediately know the anti-American sentiments of those now in power in Aruba.

    57. Achilles on April 6th, 2007 11:28 pm

      Letting the 3 suspects go when hurrican katrina came crashing in, just another slap in the face of justice.Jossy is the only person with any balls on the vile isle of screwruba.

    58. mamagee on April 7th, 2007 12:26 am

      Maybe every monkey, and any American interested in seeking truth on this lying island, should subscribe to Diario, regardless if it is deliverable or not. It would make a strong statement that America supports the TRUTH. As they say … Money talks, bullsh!! walks. REVERSE THE BOYCOTT OF DIARIO. GET TO THE TRUTH!

    59. Carpe Noctem on April 7th, 2007 12:29 am

      yoyo, you start off your #52 post

      mayan – being that your for j4n…

      That pretty much throws a flood light on your opossum
      looking heinie right out of the gate, boss.

      You are not for it!

      Like “Ronald McDumpig” says:

      We now know in which category to place you.


      Why aren’t
      you for it?

      How could you not be?

      I don’t get it – are you out to blemish aruba, or to get j4n?

      Aruba kills themselves, yo.

      “When your opponent self destructs before your very eyes. By all means, step aside, & get out of his way. Let him proceed on unencumbered. Let him have his way.”

    60. Carpe Noctem on April 7th, 2007 2:01 am
    61. Sharise on April 7th, 2007 5:11 am

      I haven’t posted in awhile, but I still read here everyday. My opinions has never changed. People saying the FBI has been in all along. not.. I remember reading they were down to 1 or so and they became frustrated and went home because the suspects were being interrogated in Dutch and all parties spoke English. They were just allowed to watch. Read the police interviews no follow up questions. Paul VDS suddenly gets amnesia in one of his statements. Dompig said in Vanity Fair, FBI said Joran was profiled as a sociopath, who was the boss of his home, noone told him what to do, he did as he pleased. It then said if he met someone who told him no, who knows what he would do. Dave said on June 10th, 2005 FBI called this a homicide. If they FBI done it, they would’ve separated these 3 the first night and one would’ve cracked.

      Jossy Mansur, you are da man.. The only one in Aruba who has come out 100% for Natalee Holloway and her family. He printed lots articles about the suspects. See any lawsuits from them against him for slander? Remember JoeT calling him a liar and Jossy said bring it on. I remember one about Joran’s temper. Any person who heads a country and stands up and says when a tourist on his island is murdered, and says soon after I am sick of this case.. is a creep. He might be sick of this case, but Natalee would’ve like to come home and gone to college. I wouldn’t ever want to walk in her families shoes. Where’s the people in Aruba for Justice for Natalee? America says gives us your tired, your pooor and your hungry and Aruba says gives us your money and get lost.

    62. Melissa on April 7th, 2007 7:13 am

      When I try to access today’s edition of Diario online, I am unable to do so. Since the government controls the tele-communications on Aruba – have they blocked the access or is this just temporary?

    63. Richard on April 7th, 2007 7:15 am

      I wonder if the US government will make any statements about this war on a newspaper. After all, the attacks on freedom of the press in Venezuela have been cited as one of the many issues with the Chavez regime.

      So why not the same on Aruba? Can anyone be under the illusion that the government there is a “friend”? It’s as much a friend to us as the bloodsucking leech is to its host, or the pilot fish is to the shark.

      It’s “friendly” to the extent that it will welcome American tourists … or, rather, their money. As to what happens to them, indifference rules.

      So come on, State Department, let’s cut the illusions and single out Aruba for what it is.

    64. Richard on April 7th, 2007 7:16 am

      I wonder if Spencer Bachus still thinks Aruba is “doing all it can” on Natalee’s case? Maybe we should ask him before May 30 of this year.

    65. viet vet on April 7th, 2007 11:05 am

      It may take time, but the truth will overcome the lies and Aruba will pay, more dearly than they are paying now. The longer they wait to come clean, the worse the damage to their tourism industry. Their main concern is tourism. It is quite evident the truth will be very damaging to the image of Aruba as a destination and their government of liars and crooks. They are all just pawns in the illegal drug industry. Joran, you can run but you can’t hide. We know where you are………………

    66. yoyo muffintop on April 7th, 2007 11:33 am

      Richard & Allan K – honorable work on the Amy Bradley case. This could be the thing that gets her home. I’ve got a gut feeling this might move quickly. We can only hope.

    67. dennisintn on April 7th, 2007 11:46 am

      #4l, sharise, you’re right on target. don’t be gone so long.

    68. Carpe Noctem on April 7th, 2007 11:49 am

      Hey Richard,

      I just did a morph
      of the missing Amy


      The Mystery Woman Sketch,
      of the person suspected
      to be Amy Bradley, seen
      in Barbados in 2005.

      Here it is:


      It is either
      her… or it’s her
      darn clone.

    69. Roy on April 7th, 2007 1:13 pm

      “but my conclusion is…..this site sucks big time”…
      Not my words or my post….How does someone post under my name…I thought there would be safeguards against that.


      SM: On blog comment areas, there is nothing to stop someone from using someone elses nickname.   We can as Admin/Moderators of the front page posts tell that it’s a different person.   The imposter will be banned. (klaasend)

    70. Bob on April 7th, 2007 4:20 pm

      Geez, I almost hate to say this, but this latest assault on one’s own who questions the “dirt” in politics, is a direct result of generations of inbreeding and corruption.

      Certainly we have corruption in the USA, I think it can be found anywhere on the globe. The difference is that once identified, suspected, investigated, examined, and proven….we remove and prosecute the prebs. Aruba is unfortunately third class, and refuses to recognize their problem. Too bad for the common good people there.

    71. Carpe Noctem on April 7th, 2007 5:56 pm

      Well God Bless that raping-murdering lunatic psycopath
      Joran Van der sloot and his sweaty piglet of a FAAAAAHZA!

      I wish both of them bestest Easter ever! (not)
      In PRISONNNNNN, Natalee Holloway killers.

      May somebody’ll mug J-Bo for his basket,
      and I hope his hollow friggin chocolate
      bunny melts all over one
      of his plaid shirts!

      I am working on this turning the other cheek
      thing… get back to ya on that one.

      Up his Easter Grass -j4n

    72. Carpe Noctem on April 7th, 2007 6:35 pm



      Wahoo Aruba

    73. Janet on April 7th, 2007 6:55 pm


      You jest but … I know you are struggling with Steve Holloway’s words.
      I do not believe for one minute that Steve Holloway was implying that we should not hate the ACTIONS of the perpetrators … the ACTIONS of those within the “powers that be” that have denied Natalee Holloway justice … the ACTIONS of those on the Natalee Holloway message boards that discredit Natalee and her family in words that can ony be described as dispictable.
      After much soul searching regarding this issue … I have come to the conclusion that it is the PEOPLE behind the actions that we are called upon by God not to hate.
      When my eldest son was a teenager … I hated many of his actions and words that brought grief to the family but … there was never a time I hated him. His father and I did not condone his actions … we confronted them. We called them what they were … harmful … hurtful … dishonest … deceitful … disrespectful and … our love for him did not imply that there were not consequences.

      I concede that I have not come to a place where I LOVE the players behind all the injustices against Natalee Holloway and her family but … I have made a decision to let the hate go and stay focused on my objective … Justice for Natalee.

      Carpe … Happy Easter!

    74. Allan K on April 7th, 2007 7:28 pm

      Please don’t forget good boy Steve Croes for giving Joran alibi, plus then caught lying and nothing happened to him. He is an accessory to murder. He is also low life on earth.

    75. evilive on April 7th, 2007 9:57 pm

      If the Queen does not respond favorably to Jossy… Boycott TULIPS.
      What the hell BOYCOTT TULIPS anyway.

    76. mayan_moons on April 8th, 2007 1:10 am

      There’s a Reason God made Hell…

      *Points at the Sloots and Kalpoes*

      For abuser’s of children and many other crimes.

    77. mayan_moons on April 8th, 2007 1:16 am

      Happy Easter!~

    78. Richard on April 8th, 2007 7:31 am

      What’s the e-mail address of Diario? I think this move justifies … practically necessitates … an outpouring of e-mail and letters from those of us concerned about Natalee.

      Make no mistake: this is a deliberate assault. Aruba has thrown down the glove, and can never retract it.

      I’m not sure to what degree letters from Americans would be a help or a hindrance in the bigoted Aruban public opinion court (aside from our money, their lack of concern for us is clear), but Mr. Mansur can choose whether to run them or not.

      Anyone know the e-mail?

      As for Amy Bradley, the FBI has returned her photo to her Web listing along with the latest info on the most recent reported sighting, which was in Barbadoes about a year ago.
      I was asked by the family not to divulge the location, but now that the FBI has made it public there’s no reason not to reveal it. The investigation proceeds.

    79. Carpe Noctem on April 8th, 2007 7:37 am

      Thank you so much, Janet. Happy Easter to you also! I always
      enjoy your informative & uplifting posts. They always cause
      me to pause and think about something, or view it from another angle even. Again, ty.




      Saturday, April 7, 2007


      Happy Easter and Passover to all of my Friends and all of the people we try to help.

      Thank you to everyone that has tried so hard to ‘Make A Difference’.

      At this time of year I am often reminded more than any other time except probably Christmas

      and Hanukkah, just how painful it is for the Families of those missing their Loved Ones.

      It’s hard to have a holiday when someone you love so much is unaccounted for.

      This is a pain most of us will never ever experience. And Thank God. But for those of us that care, we should spread the message and help those that need the HELP and need to know there are some people out here that do care. It is a Labor of Love. We only do it because we feel it does help.

      To those that have Made a Difference, Red, Tom and Klaasend, keep fighting the good fight.

      You started something good and we all give you guys the credit for getting the ball rolling.

      It just took two people to have a vision that they shared with others. Happy Holidays to you and your Families.

      To my favorite bloggers and posters – Angie, Carpe Noctem, San, Robots, Bonnie, Richard, Patti, Hammer, Widget, Grande, Walkman, Spock, Nonesuche, Anna, anidac, Mike, Jackie, Janet, J4N, Cindy, Kermit, sb, Chicago_510, Dennis, mayan_moon, Miss U, Faith, Blonde, Frank, Meri, and Michelle. It has been my pleasure to get to know some of you and to see how much you all care. I wish you all the Happiness in the World and many more good years. Happy
      Holidays to you and your Families also.

      To The Kesse’s, The Holloway’s, The Twitty’s, Ms DeVries and Dominique, The Bradleys, Ms. Aydell, Mother of Kaitlin Aydell, Nevin Mulvin Sr. and Nancie Nieradko, Father and Mother of my Friend Chad Mulvin who was murdered in the Summer of 04. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All.

      To The Family of Jamie Skeeters, We All Miss Jamie Sooooo Much! He is not forgotten!

      Posted by Zoltan at 6:47 PM 0 comments



    80. msmarple on April 9th, 2007 10:33 am

      I don’t see an email addy for Diario. If you go to the paper and look at the top right, there’s a “Contact” link that results in a Comments type dialog box.

      I still think this is something our State Dept. should know about. Supression of a newspaper …. bad, bad Nelson.

    81. Miss-Underestimated on April 9th, 2007 12:58 pm

      Zoltan I am sure I speak for all of us. We will continue to fight to make sure that justice will be served. This is about Natalee Ann Holloway.

      Carpe thanks for brining that over.

      I hope you all enjoyed your holiday, I spent time with the family I love dearly,

    82. msmarple on April 9th, 2007 10:57 pm

      From what Jossy seemed to be saying on Dana’s program Monday night (04/09/2007), a way to help Jossy with the MEP government-imposed boycott against Diario, is to contact:

      Inter American Press Association:

      Jules Dubois Building
      1801 S.W. 3rd Avenue
      Miami, Florida 33129
      Tel: (305) 634-2465
      Fax: (305) 635-2272

      (Contact Us gives you an email form.)

      Here is my email to them:

      Jossy Mansur’s Aruba newspaper, Diario, is subject of a boycott imposed by the Prime Minister of Aruba and the MEP party.

      Diario has been reporting numerous scandals involving various government ministers. Also, he is the only person of imporance on Aruba who has called for a proper investigation of the Natalee Holloway case.

      For more information, go here:

      (Scroll down to the 3rd and 4th post.)

      Since when does a so-called democratically-elected government supress the press? PLEASE PUBLICIZE this – or whatever your association can do.

      Thank you.

      The SM link is to page 21 of the M&C thread; the two posts are Amigoe’s article about the boycott, and Jossy’s response from another web site.

    83. dennisintn on April 11th, 2007 7:51 pm

      #82, mrsmarple, that was a fine bit of writing you did there. think it has a chance of being printed? keep up the great work, young lady.

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