One Happy Island? More Divorces in Aruba than Antilles
What happened to “One Happy Island”? It does not seem to be the case when in comes to wedded bliss in Aruba as compared to the rest of the Antilles.
“And it raises the necessary questions”, concluded the by-now former president Luis de Lannoy, who was succeeded last month by Lisbeth Hoefdraad, in the preface of the annual report. “Compared with all couples in the Antilles together, more couples in Aruba get a divorce. Would there be something wrong with the conjugal fidelity and the wedded happiness in Aruba”?
Amigoe; July 28, 2007: More divorces in Aruba than Antilles
WILLEMSTAD – Of all the divorces filed with the Joint Court last year, the majority were from Aruba; 616 versus 418 in Curacao .
Bonaire and St. Maarten filed respectively 43 and 162 divorces. The figures in the annual report show more varieties and peculiarities between the six islands. “And it raises the necessary questions”, concluded the by-now former president Luis de Lannoy, who was succeeded last month by Lisbeth Hoefdraad, in the preface of the annual report. “Compared with all couples in the Antilles together, more couples in Aruba get a divorce. Would there be something wrong with the conjugal fidelity and the wedded happiness in Aruba ? And why are there in Bonaire more requests for custody placing (40) than in Curacao and Aruba (38 and 40)? These islands have more inhabitants. Does Bonaire have a problem with growing youth?”
De Lannoy also indicated briefly the appearance of the Supervisory Council on the Bar. Last year, as much as 102 of these cases were filed in Curacao, while Aruba filed only 12 and St. Maarten 55. “Are the lawyers in Curacao much more wicked and do they make more mistakes than their Aruban learned friend”, wonders De Lannoy. The necessary interested information can in any case be filtered from the figures and tables presented. “It looks like sudoko. I wish you much reading- and puzzle pleasure.”
On all the islands last year, more suits were submitted than were handled. The difference between these influx and efflux on the islands is in general not so big. In Aruba for example, 2339 new criminal cases were entered in the procedure and 2282 trials were sentenced; in Curacao this was 1464 and 1613; in Bonaire 174 and 163; and in St. Maarten 1692 and 1662. The figures for civil cases last year were 2925 versus 3053 in Aruba; 380 versus 292 in Bonaire; 3864 versus 2774 in Curacao ; and 1055 versus 768 in St. Maarten. They have tried to calculate the average completion time by means of a random spot check of 10 percent of all the closed cases. The results in civil procedures are 151 days in Bonaire, 56 days in Curacao , and 93 in St. Maarten. In lawsuit procedures, these were 6 days in St. Maarten and 29 days in Aruba . In tax cases, 617 days on all the islands.
Posted July 31, 2007 by Scared Monkeys
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I cant believe this…did they say 2339 NEW CRIMINAL CASES?? on a crime free island?? well give them enough rope and they will hang themseves, or enough water and they will drown themselves…
if Guido is Gay he sure has a lot of women
on his “site”
UH OH… maybe Guido and idiot lawyer are just telling more lies ???
NO, say it isnt so
more lies, more lies GET YOUR LIES
Is there ANYTHING about Aruba that isn’t adverse?
Three years ago, nobody ever thought about it … now it’s hell on earth.
Let ‘em stew in it until we get justice for Natalee. Maybe there’s a reason that Paulus and Anita are still married (if they legally are) … it would be too ‘normal’ for residents of Hell on Earth to get divorced.
Or maybe each realizes that the partner is as sick as he or she is.
Aruba new motto
we are a sick little hellhole, come here and we will kill you
SM: Someone is missing from the forum (klaasend)
Good grief Aruba has almost double the number of criminal cases filed compared to the other 2 ABC islands! And these are just the figures we know about! Wow
Wonder how many people would risk travel there if they saw these numbers…..my guess not to many.
joran makes me puke
k2 and joran raped and killed her, hid the body at least temporarily until reinforcements could come in and clean up the mess. and that is why the HOTEL DROP OFF story was concocted.
that is the case in its SIMPLEST FORM
Aruba BLows ,,,just NAILED IT
Is the derilect (sp) spurter back on Aruba now?
if Guido is Gay he sure has a lot of women
on his “site”
Yeah, they give him hair and nail tips!
Hey Gaydo, grab a hold of your mouse,
and pump this new tune up on your box.
I made it just for WOO!!!
Yikes! How many ticket refunds will there be over this????
CARPE..that thing ROCKS !!!!!!!!!
Ok… so how is this relevant to the Natalee Holloway Case. So the divorce rate is higher and so what???
its not a happy island
joran is a killer
I believe the authors of this blog want to paint a bigger picture as to why Aruba is so corrupt and why they covered up Natalee Holloway’s murder.
Aruba’s crime is through the roof, they have many mysterious deaths (ranging from self immoliation to hanging oneself while keeping your hands in your pockets), they seem to have no law enforcement structure (they have admitted themselves that they have a lack of corruption laws compared to other carribbean countries), they seem to have judges that protect predators (see Paulus Van Der Sloot), and finally — the authors are pointing out as a contributor to this moral decay is a high divorce rate.
While many want to keep this case focused on “Natalee Holloway”, like yourself….this is about corruption and cover-ups on a very large scale. It is OK for us to discuss on this board what has lead Aruba to be such a hell hole. Having broken families is definitely a contributing factor to the decay of society.
paulus is a killer
and he sweats like nervous killer
why you lie to MOMMA ??
In Aruba, 2339 new criminal cases were entered in the procedure and 2282 trials were sentenced.
Right… wouldn’t you like to know what these were about? Since obstruction of justice isn’t a crime, being a lying witness isn’t a crime, driving underage isn’t a crime, gambling underage isn’t a crime. throwing chollers over bridges isn’t a crime, being in clubs underage isn’t a crime, drinking underage isn’t a crime, being in law and taking your underage son to a gambling joint, and drinking isn’t a crime, setting 2 people up for kidnapping and murder isn’t a crime. Taking people to the beach and making them disappear isn’t a crime. One wonders what these people did or more like the connections they didn’t have.
oh, maggie, get real. in the real world, all those things you mentioned are against the law. on the happy? island, the only punishable offences are those such as robbing or harming hoteliers or other aruba businessmen. those are the people that count. average arubans and tourists exist only for the money they bring or generate for the bigwigs. they’re cannon fodder in the war of money.
Rumor has it that the people in the forum are:
eating fast food
burning plastic benches
not washing their hands
refusing to be first at the thread change
Is there anyone available to straighten them out??
You might be surprised to know that underage drinking is NOT illegal in many of the 50 United States.
everyone is holding their breath
I don’t know WHAT will be next
Is there a metal man that can help???
The cage has calmed.
paulus must be getting nervous
Richard – Post # 3. Paulus and Anita have to stay together as they both know the truth. Imagine if they divorced and one or the other was trying to get even in an acrimonious settlement? What better way than to spill the beans and incriminate the guilty. We can all hope.
I wish Paulus and Anita got
a divorce years ago, when their
American teenage girl tourist
murdering, raping, Frankenstein
monster offspring of a sonny boy
was still wedged up somewhere in Anita’s
Filipino Tubes, *ahem* I mean what do you
call them lady dealies? LOL -j4n
CARPE..that thing ROCKS !!!!!!!
Hey thanks, Robots.
Justice 4 Natalee.
Aruba needs to put that gang-rapist murderer
Joran Van der Sloot in the CLINK! While they
are at it, they could tag that child molester of
a dad of his, and get an Aruban Fun Day
2 FOR 1 Special.
Ha cha cha cha… Look out KIA, here we come!
What’s this one about? Can u explain
why you said this? I gotta know why!
I wanna know why? It’s eating at me.
Here is the first link that was a dud.
And of those 2339 criminal cases, 7 were for MURDER!!
Western, don’t forget one was a man who swallowed cocaine balls, they exploded and he died. Then along came some others who cut off his legs and set him on fire in a cave.Another suicide. or the numerous people they have published who have hanged themselves. Kinda looks like a warning to others when they do that. Last year they autopsied a guy from a cruise ship and said he died natural causes, heart attack or something, but when he got back to trinidad and tobago, they did an autopsy and found bruises on his head and signs it was not natural.
Has Anita divorced Paulus yet, the gang raping, murderous, adulterous piece of chit?
I don’t think she could actually even generate
the IDEA of divorcing Paulus ON HER OWN
much less actually do it, that useless
three chin havin’ bag of protoplasm.
Hey ‘Nita, donate one of your bras to science!
I suspect we could use the material it is constructed of to be put to good use in the
new ‘Space Elevator Project’
… ya ol’ buzzard.