In Aruba Dissatisfaction with Quad Racer, What about Drugs & Money Laundering … Natalee Holloway?

 

One wonders why more is not written and reported on when it comes to other crimes in  Aruba? Like the real issues that plague the island. Dissatisfaction with tourists on quad-racers? Is that the most pressing issue? There are actually more auto accidents with deadly consequences to native Arubans than injuries caused from quad-racers. What is it with Aruba, a so-called tourist destination where they so willingly blame the tourist at all cost?

I guess Aruba will just skip over the obvious real crime issues like drugs and money laundering. They will also gloss over the whole American tourist missing person thing as well. They seem to be more intent on public enemy number one, tourists on quad racers.

Park rangers assume that quad racers are responsible for this, because they saw tire tracks in the sand.  They will announce this Friday what measures they are going to take to prevent this from happening again. 

One wonders when they are going to come out with measures to prevent under age Aruban teens from being allowed in bars like Carlos N’ Charlie’s and in casinos. Both places where according to Aruban law, they are not allowed. In Aruba, quad racers and turtle eggs important … Justice for Natalee Holloway, not.

Amigoe; August 18, 2007: Dissatisfaction with quads increases 

ORANJESTAD – The dissatisfaction with the quad races, especially popular to tourists, continues to grow.  AZV complained earlier about the high medical costs due to accidents with these quads.  Parke Nacional Arikok is currently considering taking actions against quad racers and other motorized traffic in the Park. 

Reason for this is the incident that took place late last week, when unknown persons crossed through the dunes of Dos Playa and killed several little turtles that had just hatched out of their eggs.  Park rangers assume that quad racers are responsible for this, because they saw tire tracks in the sand.  They will announce this Friday what measures they are going to take to prevent this from happening again. 

Signs have been posted in 2005, informing the people that it is not allowed to drive through the dunes or on the beach.  But people are still crossing, with all the consequences for the vegetation, birds and turtles that lay their eggs in this area, the beaches and the dunes. 

Several instances are also worried about the traffic safety of the quads.  Two people died in accidents with quads last year.  The hospital says that an average of 25 to 30 accidents with quads take place on an annual basis.  The injuries are almost always serious.  These accidents happen because the drivers do not comply with traffic rules.  They do not wear a helmet and most of the time they are not properly dressed.   

Another problem is that accidents with quads often take place in remote areas and more people and material are needed, like a helicopter, to get to them and transport them.  Two tourists were injured in accidents with their quads last Monday and Tuesday.  Up till now, there are no figures of the number of accidents with these vehicles. 



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  • Aruba Cooperating with American, Dutch, Antillean Governments on Drugs … What About Missing People and Crimes Against Tourists?
  • Gerold Dompig: “NATALEE HOLLOWAY WAS NOT MURDERED”
  • Amigoe: KLPD assists Holloway-team




  • Comments

    9 Responses to “In Aruba Dissatisfaction with Quad Racer, What about Drugs & Money Laundering … Natalee Holloway?”

    1. dennisintn on August 18th, 2007 12:20 pm

      remember the hullabaloo last year when the tourist lady was killed? one post somewhere said he had ridden the things when he was there and the helmet they gave him had a sticker on the inside of it that stated that it was a toy only, and did not meet safety standards of some kind or another. an old man from aruba was just giving tourist on quads down the road because they were always being too loud because they didn’t have good mufflers, like it was the place of the tourists to bring their own quiet mufflers to the island with them. as always, it was the tourists’ fault and nobody from aruba was to blame for anything.
      dennisintn

    2. Janet/Tamikosmom on August 18th, 2007 2:02 pm

      “One wonders when they are going to come out with measures to prevent under age Aruban teens from being allowed in bars like Carlos N’ Charlie’s and in casinos. Both places where according to Aruban law, they are not allowed. In Aruba, quad racers and turtle eggs important … Justice for Natalee Holloway, not.”

      +++++++++++++

      The implication of Jossy’s words to Dana … Dutch law was disregarded and … Paulus and Joran van der Sloot received preferential treatment. As John Q. Kelly implies … Dutch law had been inforced … the events of that fateful morning when Natalee Holloway went missing would never have happened.
      .
      Jossy Mansur
      DANA PRETZER
      July 23, 2007
      .
      Dana: One thing that makes my listeners scratch their heads so to speak and wonder, myself included and we’ll talk about it again, is the fact of the underage drinking and gambling that had been going on admittedly by young van der Sloot. Was there ever any discussion or has there ever been any discussion at least of filing some charges as far as that goes?
      .
      Jossy: No, there hasn’t been any of that. The authorities have just (inaudible) it aside, they haven’t paid any attention to it then and they’re not paying any attention to it now and over the past 26 months, I haven’t seen anything in the direction of trying to make some kind of statement that this is not (inaudiable) at least make some sort of a statement that this is not (inaubible) because it is a known fact that as an underage he wasn’t supposed to be in the casino, much less in the company of his father. He was there, there are video tapes to prove that and still the authorities haven’t done anything with regard to that specific case.
      .

      John Kelly
      ‘Rita Cosby Live & Direct’
      April 11, 2006

      JOHN Q. KELLY, HOLLOWAY FAMILY ATTORNEY: … And it’s sort of ironic that it’s his father who brought his underage son to a casino and left him there after he left, with access to his line of credit, to put this unfortunate chain of events in process.

      You know, if Joran had never been there, not been allowed in there, because he’s underage and wasn’t accompanied by his father, the whole rest of the night wouldn’t have happened.

      COSBY: You know, and, John, also, why would that be a significant—why is that in conflict to something else we’ve heard maybe from Paulus before?

      KELLY: Well, he’s just claiming that, you know, he’s kept an eye on his son, you know, he’s kept him on a short leash, and, you know, his son is very well-behaved. And it turns out that he’s, you know, got him at casinos. If you’re under 18, you’re not legally even allowed in casinos, so his son was breaking the law with him enabling it.

    3. buster on August 18th, 2007 2:14 pm

      Aruba: Island soiled by urin

    4. LilPuma on August 18th, 2007 2:35 pm

      Aruba has exposed its attitude toward tourists time and again. We’ve seen what’s behind the “welcoming smiles”.

      As for not enforcing the drinking and gambling laws that resulted in Natalee’s disappearance, remember that the Excelsior Casino and Carlos & Charlies could have been held liable in some way (because they allowed Joran van der Sloot to gamble and drink in their establishments) if he were to be found guilty of harming Natalee. So it’s not just Paulus van der Sloot and his friends who are covering for Joran.

    5. Carpe Noctem on August 18th, 2007 2:47 pm

      Arubans make Polocks appear to be the Harlem Globetrotters. -j4n

    6. Carpe Noctem on August 18th, 2007 2:55 pm

      Janet,

      That is one of the many things about Aruba
      I find so utterly reprehensible. With absolutely
      nothing happening to Joran Van der sloot, and
      Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, the Aruban rapists,
      murderers of Natalee Holloway…

      In do NOTHING…

      A person would have to overlook a laundry list
      of laws that have been broken in their murder
      on Natalee.

      There are no excuses in all of Aruba that would
      be good enough to explain why all three boy’s
      a$$e$ are still on the outside of the jail
      at this juncture.

      NONE!

    7. Janet/Tamikosmom on August 18th, 2007 3:26 pm

      A person would have to overlook a laundry list
      of laws that have been broken in their murder
      on Natalee.
      Carpe Noctem on August 18th, 2007 2:55 pm
      +++++++++++++++++

      Carpe … my youngest son’s Dutch American father-in-law upholds Dutch law. He claims it is the manipulation of and … the utter disregard for … the articles/provisions of Dutch law that has prevented justice from prevailing for Natalee Holloway … an eighteen year old American citizen who went missing under suspicious circumstances on Aruban soil.
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      TWO RULINGS … DETAINED … RELEASED

      Associated Press
      September 1, 2005

      The judge in the case issued two rulings: In the first, he agreed with prosecutors’ request to extend the period of van der Sloot’s pretrial detention by 30 more days.

      But later Thursday, the judge issued another ruling that sided with the defense — an order to immediately suspend the execution of his earlier pretrial detention order.

      Beth Twitty
      NANCY GRACE
      September 13, 2005

      TWITTY: You know, Nancy, there was absolutely no — no grounds for them to be released. And I spoke with the Dutch interrogators. And even as of September the 1st, things were really progressing well, and Joran and Deepak and Satish, they had — these young men had divided, and they were not denying a crime anymore. They were merely implicating each other. And the list of inconsistencies was presented before Judge Smit. The reasonable doubt was there. I don`t have any idea why he fled the island and then faxed a reversal decision. It just is incredible.
      .
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      JORAN, DEEPAK AND SATISH RELEASED WITH RESTRICTIONS

      Associated Press
      September 3, 2005

      SAINT NICOLAAS, Aruba – All three suspects in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager were released from jail Saturday in a setback for the prosecution and the biggest blow yet to Natalee Holloway’s family.

      Joran van der Sloot, an 18-year-old Dutchman, and two Surinamese brothers, Satish Kalpoe, 18 and Deepak Kalpoe, 21, were released on condition they remain in Dutch territory and be available to police for questioning.
      .
      RESTRICTIONS LIFTED

      Alabama Associated Press
      September 27, 2005

      An Aruban court has ruled that three suspects in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway can remain free without conditions.”
      Wednesday’s ruling overturned an earlier decision that restricted the suspects’ travel and required them to remain available to investigators. The appeals court said there was a –quote– “lack of sufficient grounds and serious suspicions” to keep the restrictions on the three men. Joran van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers — Deepak and Satish Kalpoe — are suspects in the May 30 disappearance of the Alabama teen. They were released from jail on September 3rd on the condition they remain available for questioning.

    8. ayfit on August 18th, 2007 7:13 pm

      get that bone to an AMERICAN crime lab asap!

    9. Richard on August 19th, 2007 3:48 pm

      Another incomprehensible thing is why, two years and more after Natalee vanished, with all the evidence of a cover-up as strong as ever, our government, tourism industry, etc. refuse to raise their voices. No wonder Aruba thinks it can get away with it.

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