Amigoe, Aruba: “Growing poverty in our society” … Post Natalee Holloway Aruban Economy


So do those that thought the “individual” boycott of Aruba by those following the Aruba_boycottdisappearance and handling of  Natalee Holloway will have no effect? Of course it is not the only reason why Aruba finds itself in the predicament they are; however, it has a great deal. Does it really come as an surprise to anyone what the outcome is when cost of living increases, revenue decreases and government spending remains the same. What is the answer? Tax the little guy.

Governments raise taxes on its citizens in a desperate effort to generate revenues from losses in other areas. In Aruba’s case it was the loss of tax revenue generated from tourism. When the cost of living naturally goes up, Aruban’s were done no favors by their government officials  when they had to endure higher taxes, higher oil prices and a declining pay check. The fact of the matter is that Aruba’s economy saw a decline following how the Natalee Holloway investigation was handled. As the rest of the Caribbean saw increases, Aruba’s economy saw a decline.

Aruba 3 suspects

(The face of Aruban Tourism)

Did Arubans really not think that this was going to affect them in their pockets?

Nearly two years later as  Aruban tourism tries desperately to sway tourists to coming to Aruba they are met with protests like at the Tourism trade shows in Boston and Miami. One only needs to take a look HERE to see how ineptly the Aruban government has handled what has turned into a PR nightmare and economic disaster known as Post Natalee Holloway cover up.

It is no coincidence that all of this began in full swing following the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and many tourists refusal to travel to an island that would handle a missing persons case as they did. The effects are still being felt today. An economic ship takes a long time to turn.

Amigoe: May 3, 2007, Cabinet Oduber causes poverty    

Mike Eman ( AVP ) listens.

ORANJESTAD – The cost of living has increased in such way that people on a minimum wage have massively run into problems.   But not only the people with a low income, also the ones with a medium income are about to run into problems.   Mike Eman of AVP says that it is so sad that the Oduber-government refuses to consider the problems of the Aruban citizens.    

The increase of the price for food is an omen.   Eman quotes figures from the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), which shows that in January, the price for food has increased with almost 10 percent compared with January last year; The price of fruit and vegetables has even increased with 27 percent.   “We noticed that many families are running deeper into problems, because the prices of food, cloths, and transportation have increased drastically.   Because of this, many families can no longer pay their current obligations, like rent or mortgage, electricity and water, and loans.      

More and more families are in a financial crisis.   The result of this is a growing poverty in our society and an impoverishment of many more people.   It starts to look like the poor ones are getting poorer”, said Eman.

We hear and see everywhere how the social problems are increasing due to the money eating policy of the government.   And in order to keep the costs down, the government constantly comes with new measures, and the people can no longer bear this.”    

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  • Comments

    71 Responses to “Amigoe, Aruba: “Growing poverty in our society” … Post Natalee Holloway Aruban Economy”

    1. vicki on May 3rd, 2007 9:25 am

      Keep hugging URINE like tacojoe says you all do…..I bet you all cant wait till he comes back to open a business. Thats if there is anyone still living on SATANS island….how terrible that he goes to Holland while you all stay there and starve. Wont anybody talk???? and that stinking pig ODUBER for goodness sake, why doesnt someone put him out of his misery….

    2. evilive on May 3rd, 2007 10:10 am

      Vicki: We can’t let that happen. He knows too much and we have to find out first.. then put him out of our misery.

    3. joe bear on May 3rd, 2007 10:26 am

      Boycot till hell freezes over or they return Natalee

    4. Rob on May 3rd, 2007 10:32 am

      Its’ pretty apparent that Aruba is using the John Kenneth Galbraith economic model for total failure.

      Galbraith said six months before the Soviet Union collapsed that it was over-taking the US economy and the US would be crushed in the very near future.

    5. Rob on May 3rd, 2007 10:37 am

      While I’m thinking about it…Want a true economic indicator?

      Research the US State Depts requests for green cards / work visas originating from Aruba pre-Natalee and post-Natalee.

      It would be interesting to see how many people are leaving Aruba for a better life and see the writing on the wall…

      I’m all for a reverse boycott… we don’t go there, and they don’t come here.

      Plus Holland just loves em with their proposal for forced abortions of native Antilleans. I doubt their are many requesting a new life in Holland.

    6. Ashley on May 3rd, 2007 10:46 am

      Hmhm, wat kan ik posten….?? Het is ook logisch dat de Amerikanen, Aruba boycotten. De antwoorden liggen op Aruba en zijn daar te vinden. Joran jongetje toch…. Vertel nou eens de waarheid…. voordat de Amerikanen erachter komen… want erachter komen ze…. 5 verschillende verhalen vertellen op wie zijn advies?????…. die van je vader zeker!?!?!


      SM:   Ashley – we don’t speak Dutch so don’t really understand your post.   We do have some Dutch posters that hopefully will be kind enough to translate your post for us.   (klaasend)

       Babellfish translation:

      Hmhm, what can I post….?? It is also logical that the Americans, Aruba boycott. The answers lie on Aruba and are find there. Joran little boy nevertheless…. Tell nou once truth…. before the Americans come… because they come tell…. 5 different tales on who to be recommendation?????…. which certainly of your father!?!?!



    7. Stranger on May 3rd, 2007 10:49 am

      Tuff nookies Aruba!

      Do any of you people ever ask why you are paying so much for gasoline when you have a refinery on that little strip of land and your PM is pals with Hugo the oil baron?

    8. minnesota dad on May 3rd, 2007 10:58 am

      You know…if they would just stop giving Bacchus $250,000 (and most likely other US Politicians…don’t know why Bacchus is so near and dear to Aruba) and put that money to use in a food shelf…perhaps they could help their citizens in a better way than buying off US Politicians.

      I do have some great ideas to help tourism and decrease poverty:

      1) The Aruba kidnap, drug, rape, and murder Museum – Hey, don’t laugh, I was in London last summer and went to the ‘Torture Museum’ which featured Jack the Ripper, Some Barber Dude that would kill customers once in a while where they would end up in mincemeat pie, etc. There was a long line to get in. This could work in Aruba!

      2) Madame Toussaud’s Aruba Wax Museum – Museum with wax figures of J2K, Paulus, Anita, Odubar, Dompig, and every other character involved that have brought Aruba to its financial ruin.

      3) Tour of the Stars – Just like in Beverly Hills where you can get on an air conditioned bus and see the Rich and Famous’ homes; in Aruba we could have a ‘Dutch Elite’ tour where the bus could make stops at the homes of those who have participated in this cover-up and brought Aruba to its knees. Special stops can be made at the Fisherman’s Huts, the Lighthouse, K2′s (not Dutch Elite….but what the heck), The Tennis Club, and the Landfill.

      4) “Free” Poker Tours – To help Arubans in poverty, provide “Free” credit lines at the casino’s so that everyone can have no job but appear to have unlimited funds. This could go really well if those in poverty are given some drug money from the dealers, lords, and chollers in order to wash the money in the casinos.

      5) Dutch Elite Furniture Recycling – Rather than the Dutch elite throwing their mattresses (where dog’s may come and voluntarily soak them with blood) and other furniture out in the ‘countryside’, we could set up a station where the Dutch Elite could drop off their furniture and those in Poverty could pick up — lowering the cost of living for those in property.

      6) Pick Your Perp – For tourists coming to the island, we could charge $100 for them to ‘Pick their perp’. We give them a phone book (of course, a phone book that only has our black folks in poverty…not the Dutch Elite) and they can close their eyes and point to a name in the book. We will send the tourist out with ALE on a morning raid to ‘perp walk’ the person from their home and…we will jail them for one night and give them no recourse for the inconvenience caused.

      7) GHB Lemonade Stands – Male tourists to our island can now live the ‘predator life’ as we can set up GHB lemonade stands all along the beach. Guys drinks cost $5.00, ladies drink free (but, we get to add a special ingredient to your lemonade). Have the booths run by our chollers and those in poverty to further reduce the financial problems on the island.

      8) The KLPD Cabana – Seeing that for the rest of Aruba’s history on this planet they will have a permanent presence of the KLPD…because…’they really do want to solve this case’; use a vacant hotel to house all of the Dutch investigators and charge the motherland. This would also help feign higher vacancy numbers allowing us to seduce American’s back to Rape Island.

      9) The International School Rape Business – Tourists, for a $250 fee, can visit the Dutch Elite school on the island, be gang raped and have cellphone videos uploaded to the Internet for no additional cost. Proceeds can go to scholarship funds for those in poverty (of course they can’t go to our school…because it would wreck our racial demographics if you know what I mean). Additional revenue streams can come from selling subscriptions online to the Aruba website hosting these videos.

      Folks, we need to bail Aruba out of this problem…and fast. Anyone else have some suggestions for how Aruba can bring those in poverty out of poverty without taxing the heck out of the non-Dutch Elite??? Please submit your suggestions.


    9. Ashley on May 3rd, 2007 11:03 am

      Ok, Klaasend, I want next time write English here, No Problem.


      SM:   Thank you Ashley!   (klaasend)

    10. JusticeforNatalee on May 3rd, 2007 11:18 am

      Hey, Aruba,

      Joran said he doesn’t even care anymore about the boycott’s effect on Aruba.

      Boy, did he play you guys for fools!

      You had better hope the perps are locked up in the near future.

      The real boycott has just begun.

      If there is no justice, the American media will
      be discussing the obvious corruption and coverup.


    11. vicki on May 3rd, 2007 11:26 am

      #8 MD- If it wasnt so true, one could laugh…but everything you listed is so true….What a freaking joke of a place…Im with you justice…. WE HAVE YET TO BEGIN THE BOYCOTT…..Come on LIERUBA…get with it. Come june 1st….

    12. kayjay on May 3rd, 2007 11:43 am

      “Minnesota Dad”…Well said…as far as I am concerned
      ‘the poor people of Aruba’, some of whom know exactly what happened to Natalee, and have chosen to keep their mealy mouths shut, instead of coming forward, deserve exactly what they get..a good kick in the wallet.
      As far as the KLPD are concerned ..all I can say to them is “why now”..”why not 18 months ago”..or is this just another part of the cover up.
      As for the media, Greta in particular, if you can’t be bothered to get your facts straight, stay out of it, you do more harm than good (even though you were swept away by Joran’s glib charm!!)

    13. minnesota dad on May 3rd, 2007 11:49 am

      How ’bout these?

      10) Aruba Ghost Tours – For $200 we use the air conditioned luxury bus to do nighttime ghost tours (about four years ago, I was in York, England where they had ghost tours in the evenings…so its a proven concept!). Tour can swing by #19 Montana, The Lighthouse, The Caves where pitbull overdosed and self-immoliated/decapitated himself, the Harley Davidson store (where Benson locked himself in a container and killed himself), the Aru-Bay Crimescene clean up, the homes of the local reporters that accidentally hung themselves, and much, much more. By doing this, we can get the maximum return on investment for our investment in the bus.

      11) Exclusive Boys Club Membership – Yes, for $5,000 any tourist can spend a night hanging with the Dutch elite on the island at their own private club. Cigars, Cognac, Caviar and great company with Paulus Van Der Sloot and his judge buddies from Curacao. Got a speeding ticket in Aruba…no problem…you’ve got ‘diplomatic immunity’ when you hang with this crew. As a special bonus, one night we will bring in girls from Venezuala or Columbia to entertain us.

      12) The ANITA Shopping Spree – Aruba is known for its shopping! Now tourists can be $500 to go shopping with our world reknowned fashion plate, Anita Van Der Sloot. Anita will take you out to try on and buy some of the most delicious fashions Aruba has to offer. Your friends will rave about your see through blouse and gaudi capri pants! Anita will even have a fashion shoot with her own camera…oh yeah, that camera was taken in the search of her home that never happened.

      Folks….keep ‘em comin. We will have Aruba out of poverty in no time! md

    14. Richard on May 3rd, 2007 12:04 pm

      MD (#8) … The murderous barber you mention probably was Sweeney Todd. He’s a creature of fiction, unlike Jack the Ripper.

      My goodness, where are all those people who said the boycott wasn’t having an effect? What else is responsible for the decline in Aruban incomes except the decline in American tourists, who comprise 80% of Aruba’s business?

      I guess Aruba thinks we’re supposed to feel sorry for them.

      I feel sorry … for Beth Twitty, Dave Holloway, and all their extended family.

      Aruba can rot in hell until we get answers.

      AND until EVERY PERSON involved with harming Natalee is tried, convicted and sentenced.

      Your choice, Aruba … you need us, and we sure as hell don’t need you.

    15. minnesota dad on May 3rd, 2007 12:09 pm

      13) The Kalpoe Ding Dong Ditch Tour – Yes, we even have some great activities for the kids in Aruba. For $25 we will covertly head out to Casa de Kalpoe. Quietly, your child will head up to the door…knock three times, yell ‘Nadira, Nadira’…and then run like he## because she is calling the cops and saying you were yelling ‘murderer, murderer’.

      14) Private ‘PimpMobile’ Ride – After a late night on the town, we will send our 1994 Silver Honda ‘PimpMobile’ to pick you up and bring you home. $50. Yes, we will take some crazy turns as it will take us hours to get you home…but, our PimpMobile comes complete with drop-down TV screen and free porno movies (now showing, On Golden Blonde, RoboCock, and Deepak does Joran).

      Every dollar bill counts folks. Keep ‘em coming. This is about poverty! md

    16. k on May 3rd, 2007 12:36 pm

      ROFLMAO @ minnesota dad,,,Hey maybe with all these new tourism ideas the ATA will be calling to offer you a job.

    17. vicki on May 3rd, 2007 12:42 pm

      MD- you are killing me….WOW…how sad that the bigheaded,clown eared,lowlife little turd doesnt care about your Island anymore…his own words..I dont care about the boycott..WHY WOULD HE? HE DIDNT CARE ABOUT NATALEE…he would sell his own Mother down the river…the big ——. you fill in the blanks.

    18. Freebrid on May 3rd, 2007 12:44 pm

      15) Total Package Deal – For $1500.00 you get dinner, 200.00 dollars in poker chips, a ride over to Carlos & Charles, a $20.00 drink of 151 & coke, a spin around the dance floor, a tour ride to the light house to see sharks, a drive by at Joran’s place, a trip to the beach to see the fishermans huts, all the drugs you need to be ganged raped, and murderd. It’s $100.00 extra to dig yourself up and move to another location.

    19. Meee on May 3rd, 2007 1:09 pm

      Good stuff Minny Dad. That made me laugh.

    20. driving miss daisy on May 3rd, 2007 1:14 pm

      This often happens in third-world countries, where the citizens have to be pushed to the brink to see how oppressed they have been under their dictatorial governments, whether they be theocracies or mafia-type governments. Governments of and by and for the people work best.

      Perhaps Aruba will wake up and realize they have not been represented but oppressed by a handful of locals and interlopers who keep the taxbase voice silent.

      Perhaps, too, Americans will realize before it is too late that we do not want to become like that, but that slope is slippery here and there.

    21. jutenine on May 3rd, 2007 1:20 pm

      everyone write boycott aruba on every letter or bill you mail out and on your dollar bills.i wonder how much it would cost to put it on billboards accross the usa?

    22. evilive on May 3rd, 2007 1:29 pm

      Number 8 “Who gave Natalee the poison wine of Bacchus?”
      Quote Shango…
      Minnesota Dad I wonder if there is an underlying issue here that needs investigating?

    23. vicki on May 3rd, 2007 1:32 pm

      jutenine…alot of money…I looked into it and depending in what city you want it. Like Ny its 4000.00 a billboard….stick with the money…

    24. minnesota dad on May 3rd, 2007 1:34 pm

      #18 Freebird

      You left out the jello belly shots…or is that extra? md

    25. Robert on May 3rd, 2007 1:45 pm

      # Minnesota dad

      Just a “Natalee Holloway Museum” might be an idea?

    26. JusticeforNatalee on May 3rd, 2007 1:52 pm

      Aruban authorities:

      Have you even considered the BACKLASH
      that will occur if the perps aren’t locked up?

      People who were once on the fence regarding the boycott will JOIN IN.
      They will be fed up with two years of your nonsense.

      No justice/no tourists

    27. JusticeforNatalee on May 3rd, 2007 2:02 pm


      Don’t tell us there is no evidence. Baloney!

      The police statements alone contain evidence. How about Deepak’s e-mail to C. Croes on the morning Natalee went missing, for starters.

      Between 2:40 and 3:30 AM Deepak is admitting sexual contact with Natalee and telling C. Croes he wanted to mess up an investigation. What investigation?!
      Deepak already knew that a crime had been committed.

      And ALE, do you really think that Natalee WILLINGLY put her hands down Deepak’s pants? Maybe in Deepakland or Date-Rapeland but not on God’s green Earth!

      Get real!

      You have evidence. Now use it!

    28. Dan in Tx on May 3rd, 2007 2:12 pm

      I only have one thing to say to Aruba after reading this article:


    29. Miss-Underestimated on May 3rd, 2007 2:37 pm

      I used to take my kids to the arcade and they had this game that the moles popped up and you hit em with a mallet? Aruba could do that, though with (you fill in the blank) that pops up and you whack em with a big steel mallet…..that might draw big bucks.

    30. mayan_moons on May 3rd, 2007 2:54 pm

      Miss-U…(lol) i cannot tell you how many times i’ve thought of that game through the lst two years! I know lots of American’s would love to play, there will be a nominal fee and all procede’s go toward the recovery of Natalee.

    31. Carpe Noctem on May 3rd, 2007 3:23 pm

      Hey Aruba,

      Are you flaming mucho grande

      rapid repeat fire CLUSTER A-HOLES

      ever gonna get your act

      together enough to find this sweetheart,

      and ship her remains back home to her

      loving family for a proper burial?

      I mean, you’ve only had like TWO EFFING FULL YEARS to pull

      this task off! They built the California Lighthouse

      from 1914 – 1916, so I figure you can swing it if it

      doesn’t throw your back out!!!!!!

      My grandfather moves faster than you people.

      He wasn’t very active to start with…

      AND > he’s been dead

      since 1987!

      FIND HER damn it, we are not building rockets here.

      Joran and Paulus, if you two useless wussies had a wild

      hair on yerrrr “happy places” … you’d have the

      brains to tip people off anonymously to her location,

      so TES can locate her quickly and bring her back home.

      You two mf’rs make me sick! I have like one nerve left,

      and you two are on it… You better hope & pray each night

      that God has more mercy on you & yours, than

      the terrible treatment & torturous emotional

      pain that you dished out to Natalee and her family

      over the past two years.

      …and this is what I’m saying.


      It’s time. >Stop dickin’ around.

      She is loved, &

      we want her back,

      She belongs here.



    32. John Staton on May 3rd, 2007 3:41 pm

      For the last 18 months, I have written on this site what Aruba should expect. Aruba has followed the downward spin of the economy as predicted. Major construction cancelled. Reduced occupancy rates following below the profit line in hotels. Reduced services follows with the government attempting to keep in power by protecting its patronage system. With an increase in costs with a further increase in marginal tax rates a Laffer like effect is taking place. Aruba is a Socialist environment not realizing what it is marketing or to whom. The next few months are critical as to whether there is much of an economic future for Aruba for several years too come. Holding out the hope that there actually is/was an investigation, they better produce or the next round of bad publicity will doom them.

    33. LilPuma on May 3rd, 2007 3:44 pm

      Aruba not only thought they could lie to the family of a missing girl, (who was lied to by a Dutch-Aruban young man, who was illegally drinking and gambling when he met her) but they lied to the American people through the media.
      Confession/no confession. Body/no body. Sex/no sex. Runaway/vanished. We can’t go in like cowboys IF you’re Dutch, but we can if you’re from Grenada. Go sit at C&C. We’ll stop investigating if you criticize. Protest Nancy. Protest Beth. Show those American bullies what you really think of them. But don’t give them justice for Natalee Holloway.

      And we won’t give you our $$$$$

    34. mayan_moons on May 3rd, 2007 3:47 pm

      As long as Natalee is held hostage, Aruban’s are held hostage!

    35. 10061906 on May 3rd, 2007 4:08 pm

      I wonder if Joran has contacted the Gottenbos while he has been in Holland?
      Who does Joran hang with ANYWAY?
      What ever happened to Fabienne?
      She sure did look a lot like Judy from Aruba April 2005.
      I wonder if Joran connected with Guido and if he plays tennis anymore?
      You know “love one” love two”, LOVE LOVE ME DO.
      Geoff and friend Michael are still flying under the radar and I guess they feel they are safe. Geoff who impersonates a police officer with Michael the son of the former police chief. Geoff, brother of an Aruban police officer, the son of a former police officer, who is friends with Jan van der Straaten who is a friend of Paulus van der Sloot former employee of the Justice Ministry’s Presecution Office, father of the lead suspect Joran, friends of the other two suspects, Deepak and Satish, cousins of the former police officers son Michael who is a friend of Geoff… I’m sorry I keep going AROUND IN CIRCLES.
      PVDS probably caught someone putting their pen in someone else’s ink well; you would be surprised how many favors you can be entitled. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
      You know Paulus had a cushy job; seems no one comes to trial nor gets prosecuted on Aruba. Only the American, who bought drugs near the cruise ship, had his drugs confiscated and they were put back into circulation.
      Put the squeeze on Anita.
      Mama plays the squeeze box, daddy never sleeps at night.
      Good Map|thecaribbean|aruba

      Interesting reading when you have time

      Sweet Home Alabama, were the skies are so blue
      Sweet Home Alabama, Lord I’m coming home to you.

    36. Freebrid on May 3rd, 2007 4:16 pm

      MD of course its extra we have to make every cent we can off this deal! Mo Money Mo Money Mo Money!!!

    37. 10061906 on May 3rd, 2007 4:19 pm

      try this for the map

    38. justice4nat on May 3rd, 2007 4:54 pm

      #31 – Amen! I agree 100% with what you wrote!!! We all meet our Maker sooner or later and when JVDS does, he will realize that NONE OF HIS BS OR LIES will ever fool God.

      I agree that JVDS, etal praying to God for mercy would do a whole lot of good, but in addition……………

      Instead of killing more trees to put your BS on paper and trying to profit from being a psychopath – Joran, you would have been better off spending the energies trying to TELL THE TRUTH!!!

      Oh, wait…I forgot, he said he doesn’t know how to tell the truth and admits he lies all the time. So…Aruba, Joran is still running free because of???? Didn’t Arlene (“you don’t understand Aruban Law) Shipper say that a person can be arrested and jailed for lying and impeding an investigation???

      So, again…Joran is free because?????

    39. 10061906 on May 3rd, 2007 5:20 pm

      This really a terrible posting but I think you get a better idea about all the lies.
      You need a map to follow this to see how these suspects lied.
      Deepak to pick up Joran at his apartment.
      Deepak and Satish leave Hooiberg and take back roads to 4B. Left onto 4B. Continue until 2B. Right onto 2B North. Continue on 2B until 3A. Past the Lion’s Den, past the ATM past the church and cemetery. Turn right at the Noord Police Station onto 3A to 19 Montana.
      From Joran’s to C and C’s.
      From 19 Montana left onto 4B. At Noord police station turn left onto 2A continue to intersection of Proffessor Lorentz Straat; turn right onto PLS. Continue to West Straat and turn left. Continue down to Carlos and Charlies’.
      At closing pull out of parking lot onto West Straat. Go around the block.
      At LG Smith Blvd turn left drive all the way north until the Arashi Beach.
      Drop of Joran and Natalee at the beach. Take LG Smith south to 2A. Turn left onto 2A.
      Continue south to 4A Continue to back roads and go home and wait for Joran to call.
      Satish picks up Joran at beach.
      Joran calls to come pick him up at the beach. Satish steals Deepaks car because he will not let anyone else drive it. Satish takes the back road to 4B. Left onto 2B. Continue until it intersects with 1B or LG Smith Blvd. Turn right and go to Arishi beach. Pick up Joran.
      Take LG Smith to 2A. Continue until the Police Station turn left onto 3A. Almost runs into Paulus who is picking Joran up at McDonalds. Continues to 19 Montana.
      Leaves 19 Montana and turns left onto 3B. At Police Station and Church turns left onto
      2A. Almost runs into Paulus at ATM. Continues down 2A comes across big crowd at the Lion’s Den. Continues until 4A. Continue until the back roads and home in Hooihurg.
      This is a lot of driving for the brothers not to get lucky and just for a friend.
      Sounds like they drove around the block at C and C’s to cover that they were leaving the area. Waited until the crowds dispersed and went into a back room at C and C’s for after hours partying. Follow the music…Most of the pimps are there. Things got rough, something happened to Natalee. Joran was forced to get her out of C and C’s. He goes to his house and waiting there are the rest of the pimps. Joran calls papa… Fill in the blanks.

    40. SUPER DAVE on May 3rd, 2007 5:29 pm

      the only hand in Deepcrack’s pants was probably papa sloot’s. i hear he likes young boys.

    41. Donna on May 3rd, 2007 6:12 pm

      I noticed CNN and Food Network were taking Ad money, advocating travel to Aruba. I promptly e-mailed them and reminded them about Natalee and said shame on them for supporting Aruba tourism.

    42. Dayhiker on May 3rd, 2007 8:12 pm

      Pitiful that a country would let their people starve to cover up a crime.

    43. Allan K on May 3rd, 2007 8:36 pm

      How about the Dutch investigators, has any progress been made?
      There is not a sentence strong enough Paulus,Joran, for the mental agony you have caused the family of Natalee.
      Paulus for you to do this to protect your son, you are one sick mother.

    44. Maggie on May 3rd, 2007 8:46 pm

      Paulus’s name is all over this case..

      Deepak’s statement

      To your question as to why I reasonably quickly had an attorney, I can state the following. After we were heard as witnesses, Joran’s father said that there would be chance that we were going to be arrested and that we had to prepare for that eventuality. (NOW WHY WOULD HE SAY THAT IF HE BELIEVED THEIR STORY?)

      To you question as to how we prepared ourselves, I can state the following. With preparing I just meant looking for an attorney.

      To your question whether I had spoken to my attorney prior to my arrest, I can state the following. Both families had a meeting with the attorneys. So my parents with me and my brother and Joran with his parents.

      To your question as to when that had taken place, I can state the following. That took place last Saturday.

      To your question as to where it took place, I can state the following. It took place in the offices of my attorney.

      To your question whether both families went to one office or to several offices, I can state the following. We all went to the same office at the same time. Our attorney asked us if the statement we had made as witnesses was the truth and said that we should stick to that story.

      Why did Paulus suggest lawyers for them, keep meeting with them, discussing what would happen if she didn’t show up and suggesting they could be arrested, no body no case if he believe their story. He repeats he believed them just toooooooooooo much… and what happened to witnesses can’t lie????

      Paulus’s statement.

      To your question whether I had a talk on June 1st 2005 with Joran,
      Deepak and Satish about the case of the missing girl. I do not remember
      if this was on the 1st of June 2005. I did talk a lot with Deepak, Satish and
      Joran, from the moment they were interviewed as witnesses until they
      were arrested. We of course read the newspapers, saw the news and talked
      about it. I also was in almost daily contact with Jan van der STRATEN(HOW NICE). I did
      not doubt the truthfulness of their story for one second(I DID NOT DOUBT THEIR STORY BUT I SUGGESTED A LAWYER FOR THEM). When we talked
      about the girl, we discussed what could happen if the girl would not re-appear.
      I was under the impression that the boys assumed that she would re-appear
      sooner or later. Af course we also discussed what if the girl did not re-appear.

      To your question when I had noticed, that boys were asking a lot
      about what would happen with missing girl would not re-appear or if she
      would be found dead, what would happen then, whether this did not make
      me wonder why they were asking this, I can state the following. According
      to me it was not the boys who brought this up, but I brought this up.( HOW ABOUT ALL 4 of you said it?!) I was
      usually the one who steered the conversation towards the girl.

      Why did I steer the conversation towards the girl? I did this because I
      was getting worried. I was getting worried for the girl and also for the boys. RIGHT worried for the girl!!!

      (Why does Paulus say they were the last 3 to be seen with Natalee if he believed their story. They said the 2 guards were the last to been seen with her. He states next he believed their story.)

      Because of the fact that they had been the last to be seen with the girl they
      would no doubt come back to them. I however did not doubt the validity of
      their story for one moment.

      This is strange, I remember Straten being interviewed by a Dutch reporter on May 5th and he said, he believed Natalee was dead, because he saw the evidence ..

      More of Paulus..

      From what little information I got from Jan van der STRATEN, I got some hope
      that the girl was seen after she was dropped off at the Holiday Inn. He did
      not say this in so many words but I took that as an explanation as to why
      the boys weren’t asked to give further statements to the police.

      Justice for Natalee.

    45. ayfit on May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm

      the way i see it – this farce of a two year investigation just adds fuel to and renews the boycott efforts. To hell with aruba and her officials.

    46. Carpe Noctem on May 3rd, 2007 9:22 pm

      VAN DER SLOOT – rhymes with

      punch bowl float!

      -j4n (d 703)

    47. Carpe Noctem on May 3rd, 2007 9:36 pm

      # 38 video

      grey car / pasenger’s profile

    48. Miss-Underestmated on May 3rd, 2007 9:53 pm


      Michael Dompig MAN UP. There does not seem to be any men on Aruba. Michael Dompig, tell the truth. Tell what you know.

    49. Miss-Underestmated on May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm

      Ewww Carpe….SCARRRRRY

    50. 4 on May 3rd, 2007 9:56 pm

      shame, shame on spencer bachus – accepts money to ignore finding a missing american soul and he calls himself a christain. this is like stories in the bible to beware of wolves wearing sheeps clothing. his heaven is here on earth, for his life afterwards will be hell.

    51. b4igo2it on May 3rd, 2007 10:23 pm

      Interesting thoughts, questions, and possibly an ironic twist to the Natalee Holloway Aruba case:
      Are the Aruba authorities stalling this investigation and planting leads in hopes that the Twitty and Company (T&C) search will remain in the Aruba mainland? Are they themselves, trying to locate Natalee because after she was escorted off the island they are now being blackmailed by those involved? Can Aruba match the T&C reward? Can Aruba avoid paying off the individuals involved by finding them and silencing them? Has T&C already paid out the reward and is extortion from Aruba in the works? Are the Aruba authorities all in so deep that they have in fact hung themselves? Has NH been found and is she alive? Have all the puzzle pieces been connected and is the truth about to be exposed? Is it possible that T&C are just sitting back and saying nothing; just watching Paulass et al do a little more sweating – is that the ultimate revenge of T&C?
      We all know that Aruba will do nothing to these perps and justice for them will never be “legally” served by the Aruba authorities. Sweat, Paulass, Sweat! Regarding the recent search at VDS house – go ahead and be smug believing “no body or evidence has been found,” Paulass et al! Maybe T&C are the ones stalling this investigation? Sweat, Paulass, Sweat!
      There will be Justice4Natalee and Aruba is to pay its final price for its lack of interest in this case. In fact, according to recent reports, tourism has declined and financial losses to this evil land are already taking effect! T&C will present its case and hang you in “our” time and place. In the meantime, any of you perps involved in this cover-up are welcome to commit suicide. And, BTW … Natalee, T&C, and friends will spend our next vacation in the US! We will drink our rum with diet coke and celebrate your pitfalls with one another. You have no one to blame but yourselves! Bon voyage Aruba! Bon voyage!

    52. katablog on May 3rd, 2007 10:27 pm

      You all know I’m 100% for the boycott and 110% support for the Holloway and Twitty families.

      But, I have to say I indeed feel sorry that low and mid class Arubans are having a difficult time to the point of not being able to pay their bills. These people (at least most of them) are the the guilty people. Most of them don’t know anymore (or maybe even as much) as you and I do about what happened to Natalee.

      However, I am confident that there are some people on Aruba that DO know the answers. Of course we know the van der sloot family has two incomes and aren’t hurting for food or rent money. They aren’t going to tell. Neither would people like Dompig. But there are some people on Aruba who are having a hard time making ends meet and they either know full well what happened, or know something that could lead to resolving the case.

      I suggest each of them remember that there is still a $250,000 reward for telling what happened to Natalee and where her body is. That would pay a lot of mortgages and buy a lot of food. Heck, that would get you out of Aruba!

      Americans may feel sorry for the innocent victims in Aruba, but we surely aren’t coming there for our vacations. So it’s up to you Arubans – realize the source of your misery (van der sloot family) and do something about it.

    53. Allan K on May 3rd, 2007 11:14 pm

      I say boycott and then boycott more.

    54. mayan_moons on May 3rd, 2007 11:39 pm

      I feel as much pity for them as they feel for Natalee. None…

    55. Telly on May 4th, 2007 12:02 am


      SATANS island?

      thats a little rough.

    56. Mike on May 4th, 2007 12:21 am


      if they get hungry enough then they can find the truth with just a piece of rope, a tree, and a baseball bat. and i would start with pvds and jurine first.

    57. Richard on May 4th, 2007 6:23 am

      Katablog (#52), I fully understand what you are saying. Most Arubans, certainly, are not involved in Natalee’s case.

      But while we don’t wish anything bad on those people, the ones who truly are innocent, I’m more indignant at the government officials who keep the cover-up going.

      As I’ve said before, I don’t have anything against the North Korean people. But it is owing to the actions of their government that the U.S. is, at great cost, keeping forces there and is not allowing travel, trade, etc.

      The more I think about Aruba, the angrier I get. We owe them NOTHING. We have NO obligation to send tourists there.
      They have NO right to rely on our tourist dollars to keep food on their tables.

      If they want to whine about things, they can. They know the issue, and they know who to blame: their government.

      I’m sure the people of Aruba are no better or worse than the American people or any other. But certain persons in their government are screwing them royally (pardon my language); unless and until we get answers, I’m not willing to relent.

      Let’s hope the Dutch team comes up with something.

      THEN, let’s hope that anyone and everyone involved in Natalee’s disappearance, or those who had information and didn’t divulge it, are tried and sentenced. Then, and only then, should the boycott relax.

      My guess is that the publicity is going to hurt Aruba more. But until we have answers, the boycott efforts will only be stepped up.

      And if the Dutch team goes home without answers … all bets are off.

    58. vicki on May 4th, 2007 8:17 am

      #55- SATANS ISLAND!!! yes that is what LIERUBA has become. The ppl walking around are like Zombies, not speaking up for the right things. Allowing their govn???[can we call it that???]to be so corrupt. Drug dealers and ADDICTS running amuck. Ladies of the night running around during the day…Yeah, SATANS ISLAND is about right…

    59. JusticeforNatalee on May 4th, 2007 10:20 am

      “….they better produce or the next round of bad publicity will doom them.”
      #32 I agree
      I see this as Aruba’s last chance. No more pretending to solve the case. No more stalling.

      This is a make or break situation. Justice must be served/the perps charged and locked up or there will be another round of bad press for Aruba. The “mistakes” will be revealed for what they really were. People will join the voluntary boycott out of sheer disgust.

      Trying to deny an American citizen justice–bad move, Aruba!

    60. SUPER DAVE on May 4th, 2007 10:23 am

      what i don’t like is the fact that the United States has issued an all out travel advisory for anyone going to Mexico but, will not do the same for aruba. seems to me that drug dealing, murder and rape goes on there too.

    61. Donna on May 4th, 2007 1:00 pm

      You know, I am sorry for the average working-class Aruban people who are suffering financially due to the boycott. However, they had the chance to speak up, to insist their corrupt government and judicial system do a legitimate and thorough investigation, OR to ask Holland for assistance early on without intereference from Joran’s Godfather (first police chief) and his wannabe-judge Daddy. Thus they suffer the consequences. I am proud to say I am a boycotter of Aruba for two consecutive years now.

    62. Houston on May 4th, 2007 2:10 pm

      If anyone thinks they want to go to Aruba, go to the United States Department web page and check Aruba out….using Children as sex slaves is not a place I would to go, if someone had a young family it is a place to avoid.

    63. Carpe Noctem on May 4th, 2007 3:18 pm

      Paulus loves himself…

      He thinks he’s grand…

      He goes to the movies…

      and he holds his own hand!


      What these lowlifes need is

      a roundhouse kick to their

      respective door knockers. I

      just haven’t figured out how

      to wrap it yet… but give me time. =)

      I think Jossy is right, there will be
      answers coming, and sooner than ya think.

      Song of the day:


      -Billy Joel

      Bring her on home.



    64. Carpe Noctem on May 4th, 2007 3:42 pm

      Hey Mr. Sloot rhymes with boat…

      Do you always walk like that???

      …or did u drop a load-ski in yer pants

      when the television crews showed

      up at your place again? :lol:

      >All you ever had to do was TELL THE TRUTH.

      >It could have been over in hours or days. Instead you
      chose to be a lying tool bag. This thing will
      follow you to the grave if you don’t tell what
      you know.

      …and as far as I’m concerned, it could not have
      happened to a nicer guy. In my eyes, you are what
      dogs leave behind.

      Justice 4 Natalee!
      Bring Her Home

    65. mayan_moons on May 4th, 2007 4:17 pm

      “do you always walk like that?”

      LoL Carpe!

    66. just moma on May 5th, 2007 5:31 am

      The people can’t speak up… they will get killed for they are not in the power elite and part of the cover up.

      What they are seeing up to now re: the boycott is the tip of the iceberg. Wait until the US press gets to the 2 yr. anniversary with no court case and still the cover up. The boycott will not stop with Aruba but extend to Holland.

      Pressure and the boycott will increase 10 fold.

      Here’s another tour: the CCC and E tour; it goes by all the homes and offices of those in the Cover up, Cronyism, Corruption and Elitism. You a get a Program to take home with all the names in it and an online update site of the lack of progress.

    67. just moma on May 5th, 2007 5:38 am

      Whomever (Oduber was it) said in Aruba that “no one was above the law”.. was this person also looking at himself in the mirror?

      Oh… we can have a US tour too of all those in State and National government who have taken political contributions from the Tourist Committee and Travel Org. in Aruba. Names, dates and amount of money accepted plus their picture on TV, the press and the Internet!

      Aruba “ain’t seen nothing yet”!

    68. Natalee on January 23rd, 2008 6:34 pm

      If the Aruban government cannot lock up three killers of US citizen, Natalee Holloway, then I will not be visiting Aruba, I will go elsewhere. There is not much else we can do to support the Holloways other than boycott Aruba. Unfortunately, because of their government being so backward, it is the people of Aruba who will ultimately suffer. Very sad situation all around.

    69. Aruban on March 28th, 2008 12:16 pm

      Look we are all struggling with this.I don’t have any problems with americans, all of the americans I’ve interact with were very generous.First of all why should Aruba be blamed for 3 people we LIVE on this island, they weren’t born here.Second, for example just because i kill someone that doesn’ been my family has to go to jail?So why boycott Aruba?Third, there are thousands and thousands of people are missing in the U.S. how come do y’all dont boycott that state because the cases are closed or because their not interested in working on the case.
      Stop concentrating on boycotting!!
      The U.S. is not better nor worse than aruba.
      In U.s. there’s alot of sex slaves i never heard that aruba had any.we aren’t zombies how can u speak up i you don’t know anything.
      Y’all just ignorant whoever saying that aruba is satans island.don’t make us suffer for the government cause its not the whole island voted for that party.

    70. blue on April 11th, 2008 7:16 pm

      You want us to come there? No. How much money do you have? We all have each other here in the US, so we all do not individually need so much money. Had the Holloway/Twitties done this on their own, they would have run out of resources. They have friends and the American Family. We are tired of foreigners pooping in our direction and taking advantage of our generosity. When we love, we love. When we hate or get pizzed off; look out. It is not easy to put out the fire coming from betrayal. jackb

    71. Geisa Rodrigues on May 26th, 2008 8:25 pm

      Dear Friends,

      This may not be the right place to post it, but I really hope you can help me find someone in Aruba.

      I own a Marketing Intelligence consultin in Brazil. I have an urgent need for a freelancer who lives in Aruba. It is for conducting a mystery shopper work for me, only one time.

      The person will order 2 large pizzas from 2 restaurants, in Oranjestead and in Santa Cruz, and will evaluate the customer delivery services.

      We will pay the pizzas and some extra money for the shopper, that will fill in a questionnaire we will send and take some pictures of the pizzas.

      We will pay right after the person has send us the questionnaire and the picutres, either by pay pal or bank transfer.

      Interested people, please send contacts (e-mail and phone) and resume to my e-mail, urgently:

      Thank you in advance.


      Geisa Rodrigues
      AG3 Consulting
      +55 48 96162060
      Brazil, South America

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