Aruban Unions Bring lawsuit Against Oduber Cabinet … “No work No pay.” Sounds Like No Body, No Crime

 

No work, no pay … No body, no crime: both damaging to Aruba Tourism.

The public employee strike has gone on for weeks and continues in Aruba A14with no end in sight. Civil servants have blocked the road along the Government Building that caused chaos and huge traffic jams.  They have also blocked the access road to the harbor, at the office of Aruba Port Authority. Now, the civil servant unions united in SDA have instituted a lawsuit against the Oduber-cabinet where the government is not paying salaries based on the principle ‘no work no pay’.

ORANJESTAD – The civil servant unions united in SDA have instituted a lawsuit against the Oduber-cabinet.  The lawsuit is to prevent the striking civil servants from not being paid this month.  According to lawyer Edwin Duijneveld that represents the unions, the government is not allowed to withhold salaries based on just the principle ‘no work no pay’. (AMIGOE: 4/18/2008)

Doesn’t this sound hauntingly similar to “no body, no crime” of which the Aruban people sat on their hands and did not hold their police or government for answers into the disappearance and justice for Natalee Holloway?

What is further mind boggling is the abject ignorance of a strike for higher wages while the unions are in the process of further destroying Aruba’s economy and providing a lasting memory for those currently vacationing there. One where they will never come back again due to the “troubling” and “unstable situation” they were presented with while supposedly being on vacation.

Ahata-director Rob Smith said that the organizations cannot just sit still and let all this happen; the labour conflict is already damaging the Aruban economy.

The minister doesn’t understand why the social partners are just now taking actions, while they have been well informed of the situation and could have anticipated damages for the Aruban economy.

“With this invitation they want the government to handle on an irresponsible manner for Aruba and agree with what the unions are asking.  That has never happened before in the history of Aruba.” 

Unions take the Aruban government to court (Amigoe: 4/18/2008)

ORANJESTAD – The civil servant unions united in SDA have instituted a lawsuit against the Oduber-cabinet.  The lawsuit is to prevent the striking civil servants from not being paid this month.  According to lawyer Edwin Duijneveld that represents the unions, the government is not allowed to withhold salaries based on just the principle ‘no work no pay’.

The strike has been going on for weeks now.  The civil servants blocked the road along the Government Building yesterday morning and caused huge chaos in traffic.  This morning, they blocked the access road to the harbour, at the office of Aruba Port Authority.  At the airport and the schools, the employees are still on strike.

NEGOTIATION TABLE

Representatives of Ahata, ATIA, and the Chamber of Commerce conducted an unexpected press conference yesterday to overcome the deadlock in the labour dispute between the government and the unions.  Ahata-director Rob Smith said that the organizations cannot just sit still and let all this happen; the labour conflict is already damaging the Aruban economy.  They offered the government and the unions a ‘negotiation table’ in the Radisson Hotel today starting at 13:00. 

ATIA-chairman Juan David Yrausquin added that the parties ‘are not allowed to leave the table before there is a solution’.  “We, Aruba, will see to this.”

Others present at the press conference were the chairs of storeowners’ association Mambo, unions IOUWA (Valero-refinery), SIWA (WEB-personnel), STT (telecommunication), AVB (nurses), Union Taxista Arubano, and also the directors of AAA and ATA.

Finance-minister Nilo Swaen (MEP) has already indicated on behalf of the government that they won’t go to the Radisson Hotel.  The minister doesn’t understand why the social partners are just now taking actions, while they have been well informed of the situation and could have anticipated damages for the Aruban economy.

“With this invitation they want the government to handle on an irresponsible manner for Aruba and agree with what the unions are asking.  That has never happened before in the history of Aruba.”  

Swaen says that he will only consider negotiations, if the social partners will also back the government when she is forced to double the bbo-percentage to continue paying for the personnel expenses.  

Premier Nelson Oduber has invited Ahata, ATIA, and the KvK to come to the government building around noon today to ‘receive the necessary information’.  He is under the impression that the employers’ organizations have an incorrect image of the situation.  The statements of the business circles regarding the current conflict with the civil servant unions have surprised him.



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    125 Responses to “Aruban Unions Bring lawsuit Against Oduber Cabinet … “No work No pay.” Sounds Like No Body, No Crime”

    1. Susan on April 20th, 2008 8:32 am

      All I gotta say about it is “NO JUSTICE FOR NATALEE ANN HOLLOWAY, NO TOURISM FOR ARUBA!!!” Who cares about Aruba anyway? NOT ME!! Those third world savages could care less about Natalee and her family, so to hell with ‘em all!!

      BOYCOTT ARUBA AND THE NETHERLANDS TIL HELL FREEZES OVER!!

      JUSTICE FOR NATALEE :-)

    2. Miss-Underestimated on April 20th, 2008 8:32 am

      Sound like Bronson

      You don’t work…you don’t eat.

      The island is sinking faster than the Titanic.
      Women and children off first…..

    3. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 9:17 am

      are the rules of the Forum different than these postings…how often is the forum open….who starts a topic????
      _________________________
      SM: The forum is open 24/7 just as this Blog is. Anyone can start a topic but you should always check and see if that topic has already been started. That said, I can always merge topics if necessary. If anything, I’d say the rules in the forum are a little stricter than they are on this front page blog. (klaasend)

    4. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 9:17 am

      hi

    5. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 9:20 am

      susan and miss-underestimated

      Aruba is on a down fall through their own doings…
      makes me wonder how they view the sloots now… probably with contempt…how are they proposing to rectify the problem hmmmmm
      give us the sloots on a silver platter

      boycott aruba until it sinks completely

    6. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 9:26 am

      I get real confused in the forum and feel out of sorts to what is happening.. since everyone is has known eachother for so long.. I read everything but it can get confusing…
      _______________________
      SM: Yes and that’s fine! Some people feel more “at home” posting here on the front page and some prefer the forum. (klaasend)

    7. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 9:28 am

      thank you Klaasend

    8. Richard on April 20th, 2008 9:32 am

      What an outrage … the Aruban government is saying that the unions actually have to do their jobs if they want to be paid. Guess that isn’t true for police or government officials … hasn’t been for the last three years, anyway.

      The schools are on strike; I guess Anita has some free time. What do you think, she’s going to fly to the Netherlands to look up the little sporter?

      Here’s a suggestion for the striking workers: since you have some free time, why don’t you mount a search for Natalee Holloway?

      Why don’t some of you picket the van der Scum home?

      And why doesn’t someone take on the responsibility of soliciting donations for the Persistence, so it can get back to sea and complete its task? (I still don’t know if Jossy Mansur is doing this, though in an e-mail he promised me he would … maybe his ‘commitment’ to the case depends on there being headlines?)

      Can’t be bothered, Aruba? Well, we can’t be bothered with you.

      Folks, it’s not too early to start getting ready for the June protest in Washington, D.C. With all this turmoil going on, you can bet that Aruba will be getting down on its hands and knees to any prospective tourists.

      They want business as usual. We won’t let them get it. But it takes our commitment to stand up and say: “No justice for Natalee, no tourism for Aruba.”

      Write to JusticeforNatalee@gmail.com for info or to help out in whatever way you can. Thanks!

    9. Richard on April 20th, 2008 9:35 am

      American Airlines, don’t fly your planes to Aruba!

    10. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 9:36 am

      ARUBA is PUKE – RANCID – EVIL – ROTTEN – DISGUSTING INFESTED ISLAND

      dont go there, it sucks

    11. brie. on April 20th, 2008 9:36 am

      People should of sued the gov’t with what they did to Natalee….Amen!!!

      Oduber is probably pulling out what little hair he has left….doesn’t sound like they are coming to a resolution….

    12. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 9:37 am

      PAULUS is a WHORE

    13. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 9:39 am

      “JORAN IS A KILLER and K2 BROTHERS were the HELPERS alone with PAULUS and a few other SICK PERVERTED CREEPS”

      dont go there, boycott, wear T SHIRTS that say ARUBA SUCKS, wear them to the POST OFFICE and stand by the passport photo area. hehehehhe
      thats what i do !!!!!!!!!

      ARUBA SUCKS

    14. Vicki on April 20th, 2008 9:44 am

      Wow…this place is going to Hell in a Hand bag…
      why not just throw that stupid pig Odeber out and off the Island and all the ppl who TRIED to cover up. These ppl are dumber than dirt…Just give Natalee back idiots and we will go away…Its real easy…COME TO DC IN JUNE…

    15. A New Girl on April 20th, 2008 10:11 am

      On top of numbers and finances already dwindling…this strike is going to hurt Arubans where they care the most…in the pocketbook & bank !!

      Another indication things are off ….on the Craigslist…I have never seen so many owners trying to dump their Aruban “timeshares” and condos at reduced prices. Noticed more especially than ever before starting 2007.

      The current turmoil will also contribute to this.

      No Justice for Natalee Holloway and her family–No justice for those Islanders who deserve more benefits from their homeland…sad to say but true. Richard’s posting #8 asks ALL the RIGHT questions!

      Since Anita does have extra time before the summer holiday off- bet she will go pay an early visit to her little Sporter rotting away in the insane asylum … lol

      –J4N

    16. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 10:32 am

      if people simply walk into the post office
      where there is usually a line of people and wear your “ARUBA BLOWS CHUNKS” or “ARUBA SUCKS” T SHIRTS you can gain some nice attention. i have a “friend” that does it all the time.

      LOL

    17. brie. on April 20th, 2008 11:06 am

      How many fights do you think Joran has gotten into in the mental institution……guess he’s on the computer gambling and Daddy is probably sneaking him booze….so when is coming out for questioning by the judge…I think he said many more things to Patrick about Natalee that never got recorded.

      Yes protesters make your way past the Sloot’s house with your justice for Natalee posters and signs…

      The islanders want money and the government doesn’t know what to do about it….tourists had better watch their pockets and handbags….

    18. dennisintn on April 20th, 2008 11:19 am

      #2, not on aruba, missu. on aruba, it’s captain and crew first. then it’s “what islanders and tourists?, we don need no stinkin citizens and tourists”.

    19. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 11:28 am

      ARUBA BLOWS

    20. brie. on April 20th, 2008 12:35 pm

      I bet the tourists are worried about some type of an outbreak for a riot….could happen…3000 people on a rampage….I bet Oduber is hiding inside his house, maybe he could hide out with the Sloot’s….

      They are also having trouble in Curacao. the port of services went on strike and there are many ships waiting outside of the harbor…

      I bet the Dutch are ready to ditch these ABC islands…

    21. brie. on April 20th, 2008 1:10 pm

      All airlines should cancel their flights to Aruba not limited to just American….you can’t guarantee safety if all your people are on strike…I think I would exchange my ticket for a different destination….maybe people already did…

      And can you imagine how the prices are going to go up in their shops, restaurants, etc from lack of tourists….it’s already expensive and just going to get worst…

    22. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 1:25 pm

      klaasend
      thank you

      and I do have a ?

      how long has sm been here?
      as a blog?

      ________________________________
      SM: As a blog SM has been around since February 2005 (so prior to the NH case). The forum was created about June 10, 2005 due to the number of people posting on the front page because of the Natalee Holloway case. (klaasend)

    23. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 1:37 pm

      brie
      this is getting damn funnier by the day… I can see that pig smacking faster on his cornflakes as the stress mounts… hope he bites his tongue off aint used it for anything useful in a long time anyways…
      because the people who are striking may just want to be heard !!!if it means showing up at their doorsteps… but I am so sure they are heavily guarded…

      THEY ARE PROBABLY SAYING
      amongst themselves
      what to do now…
      dont they realize that the whole world is watching them… they are literaly under the scope… how much stupider can they get… even tony the tiger aint gonna wanna deliver anymore cornflakes to that island…

      I am in total awe at their ignorance….

    24. kiltie65 on April 20th, 2008 1:53 pm

      Good for the people of Aruba! Bloggers have said for a long time they are long overdue to revolt because the citizenry are treated like low man on the totem pole!

    25. brie. on April 20th, 2008 1:59 pm

      Haw….Vacations to Go.com is offering cruises to Aruba….75% off…travel agents are trying everything to get people to go there….what a joke…

      No policemen
      No fireman
      No teachers
      No school for children
      No air traffic control
      No safety
      No competent gov’t
      No passage to the airport…drag your own luggage
      No civil servants working
      No customs
      No one manning the harbor

      No one go there…they also had a bomb threat but it was said to be a false alarm, of course they never tell you the truth.

    26. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 2:00 pm

      PAULUS VANDER SLUT is a KILLER

    27. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 2:00 pm

      hey brie
      theres a serious outbreak alright
      outbreak of stupidity

      its caught on like wild fire

    28. FL on April 20th, 2008 2:03 pm

      #10 Brie: “I bet the Dutch are ready to ditch these ABC islands…”

      Nope, in fact next year Curacao will get some kind of “status aparte” like Aruba. Bonaire will get a tighter relationship with the netherlands. Next year Bonaire will get a status like a ‘normal’ city.

    29. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 2:19 pm

      ok, i will pay someone to come to my house and show me what im doing wrong in the forum….it says “hello, always 1″ and no matter what i do, nothing else happens….and our air cond. is broke and im hot…..
      ________________________
      SM: Well I approved your registration in the forum a couple of days ago so you should be OK. (klaasend)

    30. M. on April 20th, 2008 2:32 pm

      I THOUGHT AMERICAN PEOPLE WERE REASONABLE, BUT Y’ALL BEING CHILDISH AND IT MAKES ME SICK!
      THE PEOPLE ON THAT AMAZING ISLAND CAN’T HELP JORAN DID THIS TO AN AMERICAN GIRL AND I AGREE JORAN IS WRONG.. BUT DONT AFFEND AN ISLAND WHO LIVES FROM TOURISM..
      AND WHAT’S UP WITH TAKING PATRICK DOWN ALL THE TIME.. HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO DID SOMETHING.. NOT LIKE YOU PEOPLE, WHO ARE SPREADING HATE FROM BEHIND THEIR COMPUTERS!!!

    31. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 2:40 pm

      did you plug in the air conditioner ??

      hehehehheehhehee..

      just kidding :)

    32. brie. on April 20th, 2008 2:44 pm

      #23 & 27…Misskatie…it does get funnier by the day….Oduber will go completely bald and Jacobs will get so fat he’ll stick to the toilet seat like that lady did.

      You still have to laugh at all the tourists getting off the plane and thinking they have a welcoming committee and then picturing them dragging their baggage and running to the airport…Aruba a memorable experience….doubt if they’ll be back…and also, getting on the plane thinking your heading for Aruba but instead your landing in Puerto Rico….this is a comedy…can’t wait for the next chapter…

    33. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 3:06 pm

      M, we are not asking for that much….just bring the perps back in for questioning again…dont let them go until they tell the whole truth and give us the body of Natalee…..thats all we want…

    34. brie. on April 20th, 2008 3:11 pm

      #30..M….reasonable…what isn’t even reasonable is that there is no justice for Natalee because of your tourism, she went there to celebrate her graduation and never came home….you people could of done something to help Beth, not protest against her and tell her to go home….you know your gov’t is corrupt but no one attempted to do anything about it… you could of protested for justice, like you said your island lives from tourism…..why don’t you read Beth’s book or Dave’s book..

      And yes Patrick did try to help but many were not happy about his open letter nor his e-mailing…and we are still waiting for justice

    35. brie. on April 20th, 2008 3:22 pm

      m….always 1 is right, we are not asking for that much…just the truth, justice for Natalee and to bring her home so she can have a proper funeral and burial….why don’t you help collect money from your island so the Persistence can come back…..American’s have used their own money, time and equipment for the search….not to mention all those dedicated volunteers….

    36. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 3:44 pm

      brie
      falling off my seat laughing here
      nada nothing manned in aruba
      no police no nada… everyones out for cornflakes lol

    37. brie. on April 20th, 2008 3:52 pm

      misskatie…..well if there all out for cornflakes they better hurry up before Jacobs eats ‘em all!!! Lol

    38. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 3:57 pm

      omg brie
      fer sure it’s turned into a hilarious circus .I can almost visualize the kaos….. I tell ya brie everyday it’s something new with those idiots.the laughing stock of the world..its a …free carnival eshibition for the many tourists… makes you wonder how the service is at the hotels and resteraunts… lol bring your own sheet… towels… t.p… pack that peanut butter and jelly you may need it… the good thing is… you got your choice of rooms…. dont expect room service…oh and also bring roller skates to get around….dont know if cab drivers are on strike yet….oh last but not least
      DONT WORRY ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT…
      IT’S FREE… THE MINUTE YOU LEAVE THE TERMINAL….IN TOWN…AND EVERYWHERE YOU GO…
      ALL THESE PEOPLE HERE TO GREET YOU WITH SIGNS….

      BONVOYAGE ENJOY

      .

    39. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 3:58 pm

      LOL ALWAYS1

      your having a bad day…. no air… is the worst of it…hope things get better for you…
      katie

    40. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 4:11 pm

      thank you misskatie

    41. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 4:11 pm

      PATRICK can screw himself silly as far as im concerned, he did something good and then changes his whole perspective… stuff it man

      take his shuck and jive and sell it to someone else. this is about an ISLAND of people that helped cover up the murder of a young woman.

      boycott is one way for people to tell the island of aruba to take their PANTLOAD stories of Natalee running away and that Beth had something to do with it….

      ARUBA is a steaming pant load

    42. dennisintn on April 20th, 2008 4:30 pm

      does anyone know if amer. airlines suspected their flights this weekend like oduber and briesen said they would? i find it hard to believe that american would use email for such a serious thing, and knowing how oduber and briesen bend facts and fallacies into the same sentences, it’s hard to take their word for anything they say.

    43. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 4:55 pm

      your ever so welcome alway1
      if it makes you feel any better
      I am at work and my day has been so busy I am about to pull my hair…but having no air can be the pits…
      hell if you wanna laugh just think of pauulus sweatting like a pig… and thats with air lol

    44. brie. on April 20th, 2008 5:20 pm

      Deliberation on indexation failed again on Friday…Oduber said he doesn’t want to negotiate under pressure and left the meeting.

      A truck was parked across the entrance to the container harbor, causing a complete traffic jam. Some cruise passengers decided to spend the day on the ship instead of going shopping or taking a tour of the island. A number of island tours were even canceled.

    45. brie. on April 20th, 2008 5:27 pm

      misskatie you are so funny….bring your own sheets, towels, TP, skates to get around….oh yeah and don’t forget to bring your own hose in case there’s a fire., bring cleaning products for your bathroom and a sweeper…and do not by any means call the police….have a wonderful stay…..

    46. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 5:28 pm

      41 talks just like Carpe……where is Carpe…if I told you why (divorce) I dont have air (alimony) you would really (child support) feel sorry for me……

    47. Minky from CH on April 20th, 2008 5:30 pm

      Go to hell ARUBA
      The sooner, th e better!
      Oduber you piece of dirth, take the rest with you down hill, don’t forget, first paul$$$$$$$$$ and then the whole rat tail.

      Your language has to be first created. You don’t speak any of the existing ones. You just don’t get the message.

      ARUBA GO TO HELL

      JUSTICE FOR NATALEE

      NEVER GIVE UP HOPE

    48. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 5:40 pm

      wheres all them folks ester said he seen… could he of meant the picketing folks….lol lol

      geez how memorable to spend the first of your vacation on the ship…mymymy
      tours cancelled? are ya pulling my leg… I’ll be a monkeys uncle… what a kodak moment… I sure hope them folks took pictures of all the kaos… imagine the conversations on board the good ship lollpop…first impressions are very important.when they get back home”
      hope they got pictures of the kaos…
      Oduber needs to be inpeached.. the dumb get dumber and the poor get poorer… thanks to him… I am so sure he isnt missing a meal…

      BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT

    49. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 5:45 pm

      awww always1
      I hope I didnt make you feel bad…
      if it makes you feel better
      I dont have air either..since it’s just me in my castle I can handle it..besides I have air at work… but right now it’s weird weather one day hot the next day cool…
      anyways smile things will get better…
      smiles
      katie

    50. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 5:48 pm

      41
      are you carpe in disguise lol

    51. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 5:55 pm

      you know where simion says something about the axel of the island and not having a key and then it is interpeted as something else….what if he was talking about a key to the lighthouse….i know, i know, im never going to let that go until i can actually go there and see if for myself…

    52. Allan on April 20th, 2008 6:01 pm

      To M
      You are simply unaware of all the details of this case, undoubtedly. The kind people of Aruba protested Beth Twitty and said they would stop the investigation if she didn’t comply with their demands. We all, Beth included didn’t think that they would come through with the investigation but there was hope at one time. They were in the streets protesting her. Yes the kind Aruba! The one I will always strongly advise against visiting.

      The truth about what happened to Natalee Holloway and justice to follow!
      Aruba will be damned until information is out in the open about what the hell happened to Mr. Pink?
      The thugs that raped a girl in school and emailed pictures.
      That piece of trash in Georgia named Koen and what does he know?
      Lorenzo, butt ugly Steve Croes, Dompig son and many others. Tell the damn truth Aruba for once and be done with it is all they had to do. They did not and will continue on a downward spiral from which they will never recover to the position they once were.

      I believe more than a few were into drugging and raping American tourists! Odubers son, Dompigs and others the reason the truth can’t come out. The other bastard sons we go to jail if Joran squeals on them.
      Joran is just plain psychopath and ought to be locked in mental institution or put to death.
      He could be evaluated and involuntarily committed.

      Aruba might as well get their epitaph ready for their so called tourism.

    53. kiltie65 on April 20th, 2008 6:01 pm

      And the one who started the whole fiasco is seeking asylum IN the asylum!

    54. txchic on April 20th, 2008 6:04 pm

      yep, if the islanders aren’t receiving full pay, the crime rate will go up dramatically in aruba. of course the tourist sites will fudge the numbers (as usual).

    55. kiltie65 on April 20th, 2008 6:09 pm

      Aruba’s woes all began with Joran,and the cycle he set in motion. It will continue until some sort of justice is meted out. You can’t dispose of someone and expect to walk away with no repercussions. Unless the Van der Sloots and Kalpoes, et al, screw up during the civil trial and leave themselves open to perjury, it seems Joran will only receive a small sentence for disposing of a body. As others have pointed out, maybe his “confession” was staged with this outcome in mind? Meanwhile, I believe many years will pass before Aruba once again has a thriving economy because of years of bad publicity, and years after that before monies will trickle down to the common man where he can make a living.

    56. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 6:11 pm

      how right you are kiltie
      thats too funny

    57. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 6:14 pm

      lol allen
      truer words were never spoken … epith
      who would want to euologize him
      does anyone have anything good to say about him
      is there one person
      oh yeah maybe someone will say
      he is good for nothing

    58. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 6:20 pm

      I have a question for any of you
      do you think that joran is becoming a liability to pauulus circle of pedaphiles
      do you think

      that eventualy pauulus will be kicked off his throne..

      the rest need to be de-throned…
      what do yall think?

    59. brie. on April 20th, 2008 6:27 pm

      #42…dennisintn….I called American Airlines and spoke to someone in the international travel dept and they checked and said no flights have been canceled to Aruba and she also said they weren’t aware of any strike that would cause their passengers and plane to be unsafe…everything she looked at said it’s a go…..at least that is what she related to me…..well they know now…and should be canceling their flights….so is the gov’t lying again trying to get the people back to work….Can’t you just hear Oduber I am sick and tired of this…..and I can hear the protesters we are sick and tired of you..

    60. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 6:44 pm

      one lie after the other..
      abd how do they keep track of all the lies
      they tell one lie to cover another.

    61. Erik on April 20th, 2008 6:44 pm

      Oh come on, get a life, every year hundreds of nice young girls disappear without a trace, so stop whining about Natalee, wrong time, wrong place and that’s the end of it.

    62. brie. on April 20th, 2008 6:46 pm

      I think the islanders really mean business with the gov’t they are not letting up….you try to have a meeting and Oduber gets up and walks out….I bet that went over big….just another day in Aruba

    63. misskatie on April 20th, 2008 6:48 pm

      I never had any idea aruba even existed until natalee went missing
      now many others also are aware of aruba
      they used to be popular for their tropical island now their known for their criminal and inept activities..

      bocott as if your life depended on it
      well actualy
      your life does depend on it

    64. kiltie65 on April 20th, 2008 6:53 pm

      #58 Misskatie. YUP. And long overdue. Most of the others have decamped Aruba long ago, voluntarily. The Van der Sloots may have to get kicked out.

    65. brie. on April 20th, 2008 6:55 pm

      The natives are restless…maybe they are trying to get rid of the pigs in the gov’t and put their own people in there.

      Look what Joran did along with Paulus and they are not even from Aruba….look at the Kalpoes they are from Surinam along with Dompig….there was a list on here at one time that showed all the names in Oduber’s cabinet and I don’t think any of them were from Aruba….

    66. dennisintn on April 20th, 2008 7:08 pm

      #59, thanks, brie. i wouldn’t have doubted that AA would consider canceling flights, but to do it by email just didn’t sound business-like to me. if forced to bet, i would say oduber and briesen lied, or got a low-level employee to send an email to them.
      dennisintn

    67. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 7:15 pm

      no, i am not Carpe.. i dont know where he is.

      But he is very funny, almost as funny as me

      LOL…. Carpe Rocks

    68. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 7:17 pm

      It has been reported Joran wants to marry
      Satish and that Deepak will be the best man

      i can not verify how true this is… but is from a reliable source.

      HAHAHHAAHHAHAAHAH

    69. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 7:22 pm

      also, just in !

      ************* NEWSFLASH *************

      PAUL VANDERSLUT has been sweating like a PIG for
      5 straight days and OFFICIALS are concerned about potential FLOODING. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
      PLEASE TAKE COVER.

    70. ANITA KNOWS her SON is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 7:25 pm

      oh my goodness. another NEWS FLASH !

      ************* NEWS FLASH **************

      ANITA has grown to over 450 pounds. the stress has caused her to eat like a pig. goodness gracious HIDE YOUR KIDS and FROSTED FLAKES she might break into your houses looking for FOOD
      and SPONGES and SEE THRU BLOUSES to try and keep PAPA SWEAT HOG clean.

      BE AFRAID – BE VERY AFRAID

      you have been warned.

    71. JORAN KNOWS his father is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 7:45 pm

      and so does the whole world

    72. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 7:58 pm

      70, are you carpes brother

    73. JORAN KNOWS his father is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 8:03 pm

      maybe its ROBOTS

      LOL

    74. dennisintn on April 20th, 2008 8:17 pm

      #6l, you’re right, hundreds of little girls disappear every year. most are eventually found, and all of them are diligently looked for and cared about, and everything possible done to find them or their remains, and great effort is expended to provide justice for them. except the ones that are harmed on aruba. when a l6 yr. old aruban girl was gangraped in her own school, the perps are still walking around free with their cell phone pics and the little girl had to be sent to another island to finish school. an american tourist girl disappears at the hand of aruban youths and her parents are told to go home, shut up, and get over it. the victim and her family and those who tried to help find her are accused of being whores, sluts, insurance scammers, and even more vicious lies are spread about them. just to keep from having to try and convict the perps. a wonderful place is aruba, home of rapists and misogynists of the first order. until there is a change of leadership, tourists beware.
      dennisintn

    75. brie. on April 20th, 2008 8:29 pm

      #66….Your right something that serious wouldn’t be done via an e-mail….I would think there would be some kind of legal notification or at least something official….so I guess they lied again something they have been doing for almost 3 years

    76. brie. on April 20th, 2008 9:21 pm

      I wish Beth could get on with her civil suit, it’s a shame Joran threw a monkey wrench into everything, not that he doesn’t belong in a mental institution but it’s to bad that he wasn’t question by the judge under oath first. He’s hiding because he knows if he lies and gets caught he’ll be in big trouble. I hope Bram is keeping a close on him ready to pounce.

      I also wonder if Paulus is handling all the paperwork for the gov’t over the strike.

    77. always 1 on April 20th, 2008 9:31 pm

      brie, why would that stop the civil suit????cant they go on with discovery anyway????

    78. Carpe on April 20th, 2008 10:05 pm

      I don’t think Patrick is a hero anymore.

      I think he helped take some of the heat
      off the Kalpoes. He helped transfer that
      heat to Joran. The hidden camera footage was
      *initiated by Patrick, he is the one who
      started conversations with De Vries.

      So they have a big TV special where Joran says,
      I have been such a bad boy… I did it all,
      the Kalpoes did none of it… oh, oh, ohhh now I
      must go off to a mental institution… I am
      a baddie, oh woes meeee, dude! The mental ward
      he checked into, he can check out of, AT
      ANYTIME.

      Don’t let these losers fool you! That is exactly
      what they were praying for. Patrick was begging
      you not to boycott Aruba anymore, because WE ARE
      puttin’ THE WICKED HURTZ ON ‘EM! As you can easily
      see by following Arubian news. (do not let them
      breathe – not even for 1 second.)

      Things they didn’t take into account:

      Things Joran and his psychological lab experiment for a father did not expect would go wrong…

      1. We have as many highly talented people investigating this as we do, in multiple countries.

      2. That the mention of Daury actually helped the
      US nab Daury and put him in jail! Good one,
      Jordy… u truly are the ‘TARD that just keeps
      on giving. For that, Elmo loves you.

      3. Patrick aka “Scarface” would blog his egotistical balls off, & keep running that mouth!

      I for one, am madder than ever, and am lining my next round of anti-Aruba artillery up on deck. I really don’t think these Vandersloot Aruba idiots thoroughly do their research when they come up with these nutty schemes to handle the situation in which they find themselves. A situation that could have been fixed, 3 years ago. By simply placing three lying little boys in jail… until they extracted the truth out of them.

      We’re going to bury you!

      Natalee Holloway will
      absolutely get her
      justice.

      Even if we have to pull
      it through your
      nose holes.

      -j4n

    79. JORAN KNOWS his father is a KILLER on April 20th, 2008 10:31 pm

      aruba is like a stupid person that does stupid things time after time and expects better results

      aint gonna happen

    80. molly in houston on April 20th, 2008 10:32 pm

      It sounds so bad on Aruba that there may not be any Frosted Flakes(R) in the near future. Dock workers are on strike and refuse to unload Frosted Flake(R) crates off the ships. Soon they will have to smuggle them onto the island just like they smuggle all their drugs. Too bad. No Frosted Flakes (R) on Aruba. Many are starving……………LOL

      molly in houston
      boycott aruba

    81. Patti on April 20th, 2008 10:35 pm

      aRuBa:

      With the twist of the hand

      and a stab in the back…

      They DANCE!

      Now you see it, now you don’t!

      .

      Hey Oduber:

      Maybe it’s time for one of your ‘Hard-Handed’

      speeches to go with your Hard-Headedness…

      Go ahead, Honey, put on the military suit!

      .

      What is a tyrant to do,

      when it takes a threat like THAT

      to make your Nation eat…

      White Bread?

      Why is it so important to you,

      the price of bread?

      and

      PLEASE, Do Tell:

      WHO, exactly, ARE your Militants?

      .

      http://scaredmonkeys.com/2007/01/04/oduber-in-new-year%e2%80%99s-speech-%e2%80%98more-tolerance-in-2007%e2%80%99-more-head-in-the-sand-from-aruban-pm/

      http://scaredmonkeys.com/2006/12/31/aruba-no-white-bread-for-you-the-economic-effects-keep-coming/

      .

      Patrick:

      Does it seem odd to you that TWO people

      died of seizures in less than ONE week?

      And…

      What did they have in COMMON?

      .

    82. Patti on April 20th, 2008 10:40 pm

      The Boycott Continues

      and

      Will Continue ’til there’s

      Justice for Natalee

      and ALL the others!

      .

      Boycott Aruba!

      .

    83. Patti on April 20th, 2008 10:48 pm

      Honey…

      That’s MY choice!

      .

    84. brie. on April 20th, 2008 11:02 pm

      Always 1…..I don’t think the judge is allowed to question him in a mental institution and on medication….I think someone posted that from Holland….but so far we haven’t heard anymore about the civil suit, not a single word…

      Joran knows what the truth is and so does Paulus and Anita, how much the Kalpoes know I not really sure but they are not innocent.

    85. brie. on April 20th, 2008 11:16 pm

      Who really knows what is going on maybe Joran checked himself out and the case is proceeding but our Holland friends would tell us if they heard anything…perhaps everything is being kept very quiet….

    86. Patti on April 21st, 2008 12:31 am

      What I mean to say is:

      BRAVO!

      BRAVO!

      It’s about time…

      .

      Hey, Oduber:

      No Pay… No Work…

      .

      Boycott!

    87. brie. on April 21st, 2008 4:54 am

      Seems like more and more people are joining the strikers….the union got angry with Oduber for walking out on the meeting so they went and blocked the road again and set a tire on fire. Wonder what’s in store for this week.

    88. super dave on April 21st, 2008 6:27 am

      M: what is happening to your island is now out of our hands. the plague was created by aruba’s own hand. and aruba will be brought down by it’s own hand.
      we are simply wanting answers, and have received only lies and corruption. this will continue for your island until Natalee & her parents have received satisfaction. this is just one of many more to come. so prepare yourselves.

    89. Bob on April 21st, 2008 6:46 am

      From the “legal” side of the scales………..

      Notice how quiet Joey Taco is these days…no interviews, no public comments, no nothing?

      Notice how that little Philadelphia outfit who sent Greta a seemingly “threatening” notice of possible legal action for media driven comments about Aruba being in a coverup?

      Notice how tourism by Americans dwindles daily, and even a few game shows can’t seem to give away a 4 night stay for free? Who would want to go there….and face the probabilty of winding up in a shallow grave, or as chum for the sharks?

      The Sand Pig pimps will have to settle for local female talent in the future…they aren’t going to enjoy all-American females any longer. It’s over.

      BOYCOTT….STRIKE….BOYCOTT….STRIKE….BOYCOTT

    90. katablog on April 21st, 2008 7:03 am

      I’m with you Richard, what is Aruba coming to, actually expecting people to work for money.

      Once again, thanks to all the aruban strikers! I think SM should send them some “where’s Natalee” t-shirts to wear while the keep Americans on their cruise ships. I’ll bet the ships are really pleased to be paying port fees and not getting their passengers on those excursions. Bet the passengers are happy too!

      Keep striking Aruba – we love it and we support you.

    91. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 7:54 am

      Hi Patti, Hi Carpe !hi Bob, nice to see you all post

    92. kaye on April 21st, 2008 9:09 am

      #30 M……the people of aruba stood by and said nothing. they knew what happened. they knew of the lies and the coverup but they made a CHOICE to stand by their government officials and keep silent about the matter. i’ve taken an excerpt from dan’s RealArubaTruth Feb, 2006 “as long as your government and ALE do not fully explain those occurrences, Americans will doubt you and distrust you. Remember that. Aruba just hopes this will go away in a year or two, but you fail to realize that Beth talks about how unsafe and predator-ridden Aruba is at every school campus she visits as part of her ‘Save Yourself’ safety campaign. Dave’s book (which incidentally calls Aruba corrupt in the title) will be on bookshelves for a long, long time to come. There is no effective time frame on how long Americans will doubt, distrust, and even hate Aruba for failing to find natalee and unduly prolonging her family’s suffering. Until you demand more immediate and constant accountability and oversight in this investigation and full FBI inclusion, you have no cause to complain about the ‘bad rap’ Aruba is getting now. It takes a long time to build a reputation but an instant to destroy it huh? If you truly want the business and goodwill of the U.S. again, then you have to earn it all over again. Like it or not, you have no choice but to find Natalee…if you cannot or will not, then you have no right to complain about this oh-so-unfair treatment.”
      and with that said, THE BOYCOTT WILL CONTINUE.

    93. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 9:40 am

      do you have to have a body to sue for wrongful death????

    94. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 10:01 am

      five years ago I found myself needing to file a lawsuit….I couldnt find anyone in town who would take my case…finally I went to the law library and did my own research…I took the information I found to an attorney who was interested in representing the common woman and had won a fair amount of cases….she took my case and Im happy to say we won….the attorneys here were only interested (it seemed) in a quick win win lawsuit….mine was difficult, but sometimes you just have to keep after what you want no matter what…

    95. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 10:20 am

      and another thing, we had a case here for fraud and income tax evasion….the guys attorney kept saying his client was mentally ill….they put the case off for several years, finally the judge made the guy go in for mental eval….he is finally on trial…..why cant that happen…

    96. molly in houston on April 21st, 2008 11:37 am

      “Yes, we have no bananas. We have no bananas today!”…..and NO CORNFLAKES!!! Mooohahaha

      boycott aruba
      molloy in houston

    97. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 11:40 am

      patti
      good to see you back
      WOW
      aruba is getting what is due them
      were not ready to sign paid in full until everyone that was involved in the crime and coverup is exposed.. until each one is held accountable
      or looses everything..by means of karma

    98. molly in houston on April 21st, 2008 11:41 am

      Aruba is imploding. The meltdown continues. Aruba is paying for the sins of their fathers.

      boycott aruba
      molly in houston

    99. super dave on April 21st, 2008 12:05 pm

      ERIK: ONE THING YOU CAN BET ON IS THAT IF YOU COME UP MISSING, NOBODY WILL LOOK FOR YOU. NOT EVEN AS MUCH AS A BOYCOTT FOR YOUR SORRY @$$ !

    100. Patti on April 21st, 2008 12:11 pm

      Thanks to you, too, for being here for us.

      Miss Katie, Always 1, Brie, Molly,

      Katablog, Carpe, Bob, Richard….

      Everyone:

      It’s good to be back!

      .

      Vicki:

      I read your post from earlier. Don’t worry about

      it… Don’t get mad, get EVEN!

      .

    101. Patti on April 21st, 2008 12:22 pm

      AND… Kaye:

      Great Post #92!

      .

    102. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 2:16 pm

      patti
      I am glad you decided to come back it wouldnt be the same without you.. besides were on a mission…
      every time someone from aruba comes here to say something negative a foot gets stuck in their mouth by way of all the publicity that aruba’s elite club of idiot’s are generating…

      so sit back grab the popcorn and wait for the next encore!!!

    103. Maggie on April 21st, 2008 2:37 pm

      Carpe,,, Patrick could’ve had a plan with Joran to say that about the Kalpoes, so they thought the Kalpoes could win their lawsuit and split some money with them.

      Remember Nadira said the boys said Natalee didn’t say hi or introduce herself, yet Deepak’s statement said Natalee got in the car and said hi I am Natalee.. She also said Satish don’t drink after it was told all 3 were drinking that night, she also blew her son’s time line out and then tried to get them not to show her interview with it on it, on tv. They also all got together at a lawyers office with the Sloots to get lawyers, before they were even arrested, got together at the Sloots, Deepak said Natalee put her hands down his pants to throw an investigation off, he also told Mickey Johns in jail, Paulus and Joran, father , family and them all got around the pool and made up the Holiday Inn lie. Deepak didn’t want kissing in his car, yet put on a porn tape for everyone to see and said they have all been in the same room having sex. Satish said Natalee wanted to go to her hotel.. Obstruct and lie.. Then after all this, they wanted Beth to apologize to the Kalpoe brothers..

      I remember Nadira wanting to try and blame this on why she got fired from the steakhouse, and the headline was Beth don’t owe Nadira Ramirez an apology.. because..(ironic her boss was Cohen)

      ORANJESTAD—- “The firing of Nadira Ramirez, the mother of Statish [sic] and Deepak Kalpoe, has nothing to do with the Holloway-case or the fact that she is the mother of the brothers Kalpoe”, so explains Ike Cohen, director of the Manchebo Hotel.

      Hereby Cohen reacts to the expressions of Ramirez in a morning newspaper that says that her firing relates to the Holloway-case. Cohen: “We have given Mrs. Ramirez the reasons for the firings, both verbally and in writing It is not up to us make the reasons for this firing public, since we are of the opinion that it would violate the privacy of Mrs. Ramirez.

      The alleged reason that Ramirez was fired would have been fraud. After being off from her work on Monday and Tuesday because of the freeing of her sons Ramirez appeared Wednesday again at her work in the Steakhouse of Manchebo. She was called to the Management, her thinking was that she would have been congratulated. This was not the case. In presence of her highest boss Cohen was she told that she was fired. The alleged fraud would have been committed when she cancelled orders that the clients ate or drank, thus Ramirez would have allegedly put the money in her own pocket. Ramirez denies to have committed fraud and is thinking of fighting her ficanceledring. Ramirez worked nine years in the Steakhouse at Manchebo.

    104. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 4:17 pm

      Klassend, someone in the forum was asking where the old indian burial was on Aruba…if you type in Old Aruba Pictures…there are over 100 b/w pictures…numb. 98 is the Indian Burial Site which is now Alta Vista….there are old pictures of Croes, Wevers etc….
      ______________________
      SM: Yes, there are several old indian burial grounds in Aruba. Thanks, I’ll look for those pics although I’m fairly certian I’ve already bookmarked that site ;) (klaasend)

    105. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 4:33 pm

      there are also pictures of Odubar relatives…

    106. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 5:13 pm

      speaking of indians…the protestors of aruba:
      ARE ON THE WARPATH!!!!

      against the goverment officials that:

      SPEAK WITH FORK TONGUE:

      sorry tourists if your cell phone dont work…
      you may have to resort to sending>>SMOKE SIGNALS

      I THINK THE PROTESTORS NEED TO MOVE THEIR POW WOW TO THE COURT HOUSE AND DOWN THE ROAD THE SPELL TO..CHIEF SWEATHOGG..

    107. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 5:14 pm

      I THINK THE PROTESTORS NEED TO MOVE THEIR POW WOW TO THE COURT HOUSE AND DOWN THE ROAD A SPELL TO..CHIEF SWEATHOGG..

    108. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 5:15 pm

      SORRY I CORRECTED THE TYPE-O

    109. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 5:18 pm

      ALWAYS1
      if you come across odubers relatives well the pics.. the relatives are long gone
      we hope

    110. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 5:19 pm

      i ment to say let me know
      always1

    111. kiltie65 on April 21st, 2008 7:17 pm

      Poor Beth must be so exhausted by now, but keeps soldiering on. We can do no less. Anybody know when Joe Mammano is getting out???

    112. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 7:30 pm

      who is joe mammano

    113. waterboy (Jerry) on April 21st, 2008 7:32 pm

      This is just interesting (to me), I have no new information. Nothing deep here, so skip if you are in a hurry and in a time crunch.

      Aduber and Wever burial crypts were pried open in the summer of 2005. Why?

      It’s obvious that someone was searching for Natalee’s body and had a suspicion that she was located in one of these crypts. Surely their information and their drive for a reward were stronger than their fear of getting caught. I guess it would be a crime in Aruba to rob a grave, even though murder, rape, perjury, destruction of evidence, intimidating potential witnesses etc does not seem to be.

      I’ve found some of my old stuff, but it is on my old laptop that my wife has, so I can’t tell you the date that the crypts were broken into I just can’t remember. Crossbow would know. Does anyone else know?

      I’ll bet Aduber knows what happen to Natalee, and I’ll bet he knew before he gave Beth that fake and very insincere hug in the summer of 05.

      There are so many mysteries here. No one will ever tell the truth. Joran has not and will never tell the unabridged truth, not ever to himself.

      Will this truth eat at Joran, and devour him from the inside out, like a large and hungry tapeworm? Of course not. He does not care. He cares not for another person in the world with the exception of himself.

      Jerry

    114. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 7:39 pm

      also, if you have Yahoo, go to answers, go to Travel, type in “questions about Aruba” there are some pictures and articles there i have never seen before, also they refer to Scared Monkeys….

    115. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 8:49 pm

      always1
      i went to travel
      I followed the steps no luck can you cut n paste for me please
      thanks Katie

    116. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 9:13 pm

      oh, misskatie, i dont know how to do that….

    117. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 9:26 pm

      also type in tanki flip aruba and see how the indians were buried at one time

    118. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 9:31 pm

      misskatie, after you type in travel…then at the top it says search——— type in questions about Aruba there and it will give you all the questions….

    119. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 9:44 pm

      waterboy, see scared monkeys post “aruba protest against the choller problem on April 25 2007…it talks about the crypts being broken into….

    120. misskatie on April 21st, 2008 10:17 pm

      OK ALWAY1
      THANKS YOUR A COOL GUY
      I FOUND IT..
      KATIE

    121. always 1 on April 21st, 2008 10:20 pm

      MissKatie, are you still up…you should read that post “aruba protest against the choller problem on April 25,2007….it is the most interesting post I have read yet;….they list all the players. and Carpe, Richard, 1006, Patti, and others are giving their opinions on what they think happpend….it is long, but really worth reading…..d

    122. kiltie65 on April 21st, 2008 10:44 pm

      Misskatie: Joe Mammano was a mafioso who was sympathetic to the plight of young girls gone missing. If memory serves me, I think he gave something like $100G to Beth to help with the cause, and other assistance, and I think there was even a buzz about him offering to put a hit on Joran. It was very early on and I’ve forgotten the gist, tried looking it up on the internet but couldn’t find anything. But he did get sent to jail for some unrelated infraction, seemed he was to get 3 years, so I think he should be getting out soon. I was just wondering if other bloggers knew anything about him, and if he’s “sprung”.

    123. misskatie on April 22nd, 2008 11:08 am

      alway1
      I went to bed after my last most.. since it was relatively quiet in here…
      did you mean the post in yahoo or where?

    124. always 1 on April 22nd, 2008 3:25 pm

      misskatie, yes in yahoo, just type in “aruba protest againt the choller problem on April 25. 2007 and it will pop up…oh, and you know Im a girl…..a very little girl, 4’9

    125. misskatie on April 22nd, 2008 6:23 pm

      alway1
      your a girl?
      OOPS MY BAD

      in one of your posts you mentioned child cupport and alimony.. so I infered wrong
      so sorry

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