Washington, DC Travel Show, ACTS … June 21-24 … Help Provide Justice for Natalee Holloway


There have been Travel Shows in NYC, Boston, New Orleans, Valley Forge, PA, Miami, St. Charles, MO and more. Where there was a travel show, there was a voice for Natalee. The location is now … Washington, DC.

Help provide “Justice for Natalee” as the ACTS, the Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit, comes to Washington, DC on June 21 – 24, 2008. Do not let unsuspecting tourists forget the perils and what happened to Natalee Holloway 3+ years ago in Aruba. Demand answers of Aruba as to what happened to missing Alabama teen, Natalee Holloway. Demand that justice be done before you will ever spend any more money, No Justice For Natalee Holloway … No Tourism For Aruba.

LISTEN HERE to a powerful message and plea to support the girl and provide “Justice for Natalee”.

Do not forget the power of “freedom of speech” and your right to peaceful protest. Afterall, the tourism gala is in Washington, DC.

Discuss here

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  • New Orleans Travel Show … Natalee Holloway Aruban Protest … Justice for Natalee Holloway Part III

  • Comments

    83 Responses to “Washington, DC Travel Show, ACTS … June 21-24 … Help Provide Justice for Natalee Holloway”

    1. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 5:54 am

      In a way, she is free…

      Yet in another, she is not, and still being held hostage by that dirt-ball POS of roach infested island they call ARUBA.

      Keep bustin’ that azz today to help fully free her. We will never let up.

      Justice for Natalee!

      Whatever it takes.


    2. waterboy (Jerry) on June 20th, 2008 6:19 am

      Travelers seem to be a risk anywhere, but the Caribbean and Mexico in particular. Aruba and others need to show good faith by properly investigating crimes against tourist and bring those guilty to justice with long prison sentences or the death penalty when appropriated as in Natalee’s case.


    3. waterboy (Jerry) on June 20th, 2008 6:27 am

      This reads better.

      Travelers seem to be at risk anywhere, but the Caribbean and Mexico in particular. Aruba and others need to show good faith by properly investigating crimes against tourist and by bringing those guilty to justice. Long prison sentences or the death penalty need to be administered when appropriate as in Natalee’s case.



    4. Arubiano on June 20th, 2008 7:52 am

      Oh nooooo!!! Timbaland is getting married in Aruba, so he’s brought his friends, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Beyonce, Missy Elliot,Ice Cube. They’re all here right now enjoying the island and spending money. What do we do? What do we do??

    5. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 7:54 am

      Aruba Webcams Fri. June 20, 2008



      *we done-did leveled it.

      They need to turn AHATA and the ATA into driver’s license offices, or a Papa John’s or sumpin’.

      Where I come from we call them “burnt toast.”


    6. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 8:06 am


      Tell ‘em to go stand in front of

      an island webcam so’z we can see ‘em!!!!

      I don’t believe ANYTHING an Aruban has to say

      after the Natalee Holloway debacle.

      Your words mean nothing in all four languages.

    7. SUPER DAVE on June 20th, 2008 8:09 am


    8. mc on June 20th, 2008 8:19 am

      Apparently, you folks in Aruba can do absolutely anything that you want to them. Maybe you should slid some drugs in their drinks, have sex and then tote them out to swim with the sharks. Not very original I know, but I hear it is very popular there and not a criminal offense if they don’t make it back. Viva la Aruba!! :-o

    9. Miss-Underestimated on June 20th, 2008 8:40 am

      4. Still ain’t gonna be enuff to bale Aruba’s orry ass out its self made jam

    10. Miss-Underestimated on June 20th, 2008 8:42 am


    11. Justice on June 20th, 2008 8:46 am

      The troll is telling the truth about Timbaland getting married in aruba. I don’t know about the guest list though.
      SM: Who cares? (klaasend)

    12. crossbow on June 20th, 2008 9:16 am

      Rumor has it that Aruba pulled out of the convention in Washington, DC.
      Klaasen can you confirm??
      SM: I heard the same rumor – will try to confirm (klaasend)

      Here’s what I’ve found. They were on the list of exhibitors and now they are NOT:

    13. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 9:25 am


      You can KEEP Madonna! That ol’ stanky b.

      has gone around the bend, and is zanier than

      a bowl of FRUITY PEBBLES. Madonna, 1985 called

      for you today, he wants his “hit record” back…

      You are no longer “LIKE A VIRGIN”, hun. You have

      been touched MANY TIMES!


    14. Miss-Underestimated on June 20th, 2008 9:31 am

      Things must be tight for Timbaland, if all he can afford is Aruba or it might just be he wanted a totally deserted island for his nups.

    15. MissKatie on June 20th, 2008 10:13 am

      hmmmmmm whatcha all think is the reason for them pulling out of the travel show

      possibly for fear of the people boycotting ?

    16. MissKatie on June 20th, 2008 10:35 am


    17. MissKatie on June 20th, 2008 10:36 am



    18. Susan on June 20th, 2008 10:50 am

      Darn, if I had known about the travel show in DC sooner, I could have flown up to Baltimore a day earlier, Sunday, not Monday :-( I’ll be in the area the 23rd thru the 25th, but it’s all business and no fun!

      Maybe they’ll come to Birmingham soon and I’ll be there with bells on to give those ARUBAN SAVAGES HELL :-) Nashville or Atlanta would work too.



    19. richard on June 20th, 2008 10:59 am

      As for that jackass Timbaland, whoever in hell he may be, I posted some time back that I thought Aruba’s strategy is to lure “celebrities,” no doubt giving them a free ride.

      The thinking is that if ordinary people see “celebrities” doing something, or going somewhere, they will follow suit. Judging from the level of popular society today, this might work with some of the sheep.

      No guarantee against stupidity … but who cares what some “celebrity” (in some circles) does?

      As for Aruba’s pulling out, I haven’t heard anything about this. We know who is first to desert the sinking ship, don’t we?

    20. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 11:00 am

      From what I hear-ed…

      I heard AHATA’s Rob Smith has a deep-seated

      fear of the US TSA hidey-hole checker.

      Ya know, the big burly one with

      Popsicles for fingers?


    21. crossbow on June 20th, 2008 12:18 pm

      I sure hope the information is accurate about Aruba pulling out. We just sent out phone calls to all our volenteers on the road converging to Washington to return home. Perhaps Aruba could not stand the embarrasement from their island neigbors from all the protesters.
      Maybe they wil have learned after how many travel shows 7-10 that volunteers have showed up carrying Natalee’s banner.

    22. crossbow on June 20th, 2008 12:31 pm

      I’m sorry captain; I must have had a neurotransmitter malfunction to even think that Aruba could learn.

    23. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 12:39 pm

      Hey Crossbow,

      “I sure hope the information is accurate about Aruba pulling out. We just sent out phone calls to all our volenteers on the road converging to Washington to return home.”

      Perhaps that is exactly what they

      are trying to achieve?

      A “fake out?”

      Are you sure telling them to turn around

      is wise, just yet?


      They are walking husks of rotted cheese, filled

      with various other things that I find very

      unpleasant, and not so nice. -j4n


    24. Helen Back on June 20th, 2008 1:19 pm

      Maybe the ARUBA delegation doesn’t want to be in DC to answer questions about the two women tourists that were raped and the three corpses that washed up on the beach in the last two weeks.

      Doesn’t make for a very nice brochure.

    25. crossbow on June 20th, 2008 1:21 pm

      It is a four day seminar: We would only miss a day……………..If we had to get back on the road.

    26. Vicki on June 20th, 2008 1:24 pm

      WE ARE STILL GOING….Hubby is wonderful!!!!I dont trust them either…

    27. waterboy (Jerry) on June 20th, 2008 2:01 pm

      On June 10, 2008, Timbaland aka Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971) married his long time girlfriend, music executive Monique Idlett, in a civil ceremony resided by a family pastor in Virginia Beach,Virginia. The pair plans to have a formal ceremony in Aruba on June 22, 2008.[

      Big deal, says I. Shows his mentality, his crummy music (if you want to go that far to call it music) says the rest.

      Timmy boy needs his basal ganglia and cerebellum tested for short circuits. His “girlfriend” needs to do likewise.


    28. crossbow on June 20th, 2008 2:35 pm

      susan it carries on until the 24th.
      You could still make it. Not pushing just suggesting.

    29. Susan on June 20th, 2008 3:50 pm

      Crossbow – I’m in the Baltimore area until the 25th. I’m not sure how long it would take me drive to DC, but it’s my understanding it’s not that far away. I’ll have to check with my classmates to see if they’d be interested in attending a travel show to help boycott Aruba, but most importantly, let Natalee’s voice be heard :-)

      I need to email ATA personally to asks them to come to Birmingham to try to sell their tourism BS…you know they’d be mighty welcome here in “Sweet Home Alabama”…LOL!



    30. richard on June 20th, 2008 4:51 pm

      Susan, if you can show up, please do. If not (and this applies to all of us), please do whatever you can to support those who do and to keep Natalee’s cause out there in the public eye.

      For, after all, it’s a cause that is not only “another missing white girl,” as some scum would have it. It’s a cause that strikes deep at the ethos on which this country purportedly stands: “with liberty and justice for all.”

      Obviously we fail, much of the time, to achieve that goal … but we never lose sight of it.

      On the side of the van der Sloots, Kalpoes, and God only knows who else stand the Aruba government, law enforcement, and media … and the commercial interests of the airlines, hotels, travel agencies, drug peddlers, and all the other businesses that put money above justice.

      Our government SHOULD be on our side; to all intents and purposes, it is not.

      So who is left? We are.

      “No justice for Natalee…no tourists for Aruba.”

      Vicki nobly said that she’s going to be there, no matter what. Godspeed … and I don’t trust Aruba anymore than you do, Vicki. As I said in an earlier post, it’s perhaps a toss-up between stupidity and corruption on Aruba … both seem to be prevalent.

    31. richard on June 20th, 2008 4:53 pm

      And Susan … or anyone else … if you need info about this event, get in touch with me through moderator Klassen. I’ll tell you what I know, and will find out anything that I don’t.

    32. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 5:48 pm

      Take a look at this.


      Now I have had two fake a smile

      or two in my lifetime, but nothing ever quite

      close to that!!! Does he not look like

      he has the largest uzzard bay known to mankind

      corked up inside him, which if cut loose would

      knock out the dining room win-ders?

      The man looks like he is giving birth

      to a 14 pound bowling ball.

    33. misskatie on June 20th, 2008 5:50 pm

      I remember you saying that about aruba luring celebrities…

    34. misskatie on June 20th, 2008 5:51 pm

      I hope it’s not a trick to keep us away from the travel show..
      what do you guys think?

    35. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 5:53 pm

      Great googlie begeezus… when Jug

      said he saw evil when looking into Paulus’

      face… I can finally see what the brother

      was talkin’ about! -j4n

    36. Black Mamba on June 20th, 2008 6:56 pm

      Sh-it…if the almighty “Timbaland” was in Aruba, then I HAVE TO GO TOO! WHATEVER. (Or shall I say, “Whateva…”) That’s a ‘play on words’ if some of you don’t know who Timbaland is.

      I hope the general public isn’t as stupid as he is. But for some reason, I’m sure he doesn’t care about the “Missing White Woman Syndrome” that was rudely coined in regards to Natalee after she went missing.

    37. Helen Back on June 20th, 2008 7:10 pm

      #32 Hey Carpe,

      Paulus reminds me of the BTK killer. You know, the quiet, creepy, sweaty kind. His eyes are so messed up, and the sporter’s got it, too.

    38. Carpe on June 20th, 2008 7:13 pm

      Through the use of sophisticated police artist

      sketching software… I, working along with a

      psychic, have come up with a sketch of Nat’s


      Here it is for you juxtaposed along side of Joran,

      so you get the full effect. Very compelling.


    39. crossbow on June 20th, 2008 7:43 pm

      susan: probably an hour. There is plenty of parking in the lower garage. The place is pretty big; Look for the Natalee Tee Shirt Wearers.
      Check with Richard he can fill you in better.

    40. brie. on June 20th, 2008 9:13 pm

      This time things are unusual….you cannot look to see where the boots are located and who they belong to….wonder why!!!!

      Our state capital…and the information available sucks..

    41. Maggie on June 20th, 2008 9:29 pm

      This is Timbaland, for those who don’t know who he is…. doing a song with “One Republic” called “Apologize”. I love the song.


      These people travel with all kinds of security and get the best of treatment due to being wealthy. Makes a big difference.. Celebrities also go to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain troops..

      Arubiano on June 20th, 2008 7:52 am
      Oh nooooo!!! Timbaland is getting married in Aruba, so he’s brought his friends, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Beyonce, Missy Elliot,Ice Cube. They’re all here right now enjoying the island and spending money. What do we do? What do we do??

      What does this have to do with the “everyday” tourist traveling abroad? Not a damn thing. What do we do? How about you take them to Carlos n Charlies buy them some rum 151..take them and leave them on the beach at 3 am alone to look at stars and walk home barefoot or get the Kalpoes to pick you up.. btw don’t forget to tell them to clean their car inside and out afterwards, Deepak can get on his pc and tell people they put their hands down his pants to throw off an investigation, so the next day when they don’t show up, their families can go meet the honorable dennis jacobs , but make sure he’s shaved, had his coffee, and frosted flakes.. Next, he and Renfro can send their families on a wild good chase for days in crack houses looking for them.

      If we could all travel like celebrities, we wouldn’t have to worry ever, but that is not the case..

    42. Allan on June 20th, 2008 10:14 pm

      I hope that Aruba trash doesn’t make it to D.C..

      The day Paulus said I will do anything to protect my son is a day he would not have walked away from me. Damn that sorry a@@ scum. The crime against Natalee has gone on too long. I keep looking for finality in this case and unable to find it.

    43. brie. on June 21st, 2008 1:01 am

      The song is trash….along with the video….!!!!

    44. sam on June 21st, 2008 6:36 am

      oh maggy its not only timbaland, vin diesel and nelly furtado is on the paradys island of aruba having a nice and beautiful vacation enjoying our beaches and shopping in our first class malls.dax in the eye
      everithing is gona be ok. aruba ariba

    45. sam on June 21st, 2008 6:53 am

      and by the way for your information we will close 2008 with a high 76.8% occ.thats better since 2005
      nataly holloway case was tragic for our tourism,
      we are working very hard on the european market
      this sommer will be good so this winter. god bless aruba.tourism for aruba

    46. richard on June 21st, 2008 7:24 am

      If Aruba isn’t worried about the impact of Natalee’s case on tourism, I’m left to wonder why its first reaction to the talk of an organized boycott movement was to cry to our State Department that such talk was illegal.

      Remember, folks? The Aruba government tried to tell us that we did not have the right to urge a boycott of any place we wanted.

      That argument, of course, is trash, just like Aruba itself. People boycott ExxonMobil, WalMart, and all sorts of companies. One news commentator urged vacationers to boycott Vermont because of its alleged incompetent court system.

      In this country, anyone can urge a boycott of anything or anywhere, for whatever reason.

      Boycotting Aruba is only common sense.

      What’s particularly important about this DC protest is that, for the first time (as far as I know), participants can wear into the event t-shirts with Natalee’s picture and tote bags with the same, as well as with messages.

      In previous events, such as the first Boston protest, we were not allowed to wear even a t-shirt with a photo of Natalee and NO words or messages into the event, because it was private property. That was called freedom of speech.

      (For some reason, nobody would object to a message such as ‘visit Aruba.’ How is that fair?)

      But since this show is being held on federal property, the rules are different. Let’s hope that Aruba gets slapped in the face when it begins to whine about how ‘unfair’ it all is.

      And we’re not giving up.

    47. richard on June 21st, 2008 7:27 am

      Earlier this year, Oduber moaned on Dutch TV that the Natalee Holloway scandal had “already” cost Aruba tens of millions of dollars in lost tourist revenue.

      The fact that a monstrous injustice was also done troubled him not at all.

      We can’t change Aruba’s indifference to justice … but we can, and should, and will do our best to slam them in the pocketbook. Since that’s all Aruba cares about, that’s our goal.

      No justice for Natalee…no tourists for Aruba.

    48. Carpe on June 21st, 2008 7:27 am

      “and by the way for your information we will close 2008 with a high 76.8% occ.thats better since 2005″

      Do you honestly believe anybody would
      believe any lame statistic an Aruban
      throws out?

      What a joke! According to WHOMMMM???

      Sam? Go play with something.

      Tell Nelly I sez hi! -j4n

    49. richard on June 21st, 2008 7:30 am

      Quoth Sam (#44) … Among the world’s luminaries now on Aruba is Vin Diesel.

      I might be impressed if I had ever heard of Vin Diesel … sounds like some fuel for trucks.

      Of course, since Sam can’t spell Maggie’s name, much less Natalee’s, that does tend to diminish the significance of this hugely popular celebrity’s gracing Aruba with his presence….

    50. Susan on June 21st, 2008 7:46 am

      Crossbow – Thanks for the info :-) I’ll contact Richard via Klaas. My dilemma will be convincing those who are with me to take the trip down to DC…

      Maggie – Thanks for the video. I was wondering who the heck this Timbaland is. I’ve heard the song and always liked it :-)

      Sam – Stay your ugly, dumb azz right there on the filthy, God forsaken soil of Aruba! There’s nothing FIRST CLASS about your poverty stricken, drug infested, third world Dutch protectrate isle of ARUBBISH!



    51. crossbow on June 21st, 2008 8:50 am

      Sam: Are you having a brain fart or what? I would suggest you go to the doctor and get that checked out. Does Aruba still supply health insurance?
      We heard Aruba was cutting back on those services.
      Tell me are the police and traffic controllers still on strike?
      First class malls? You can’t begin to imagine what is first class. When you need the VCB to patrol the malls because of the criminal element; that leads me to believe one of two things or both. The police can’t do their job and/or the criminal element has taken over all sectors on Aruba. The only part of One safe happy island is that it is safe for criminals. Convince me why I should go to an island that has artifical beaches and a desert interior. Nothing better then Ostrich Farms and aloe plants. Criminals that run the casinos; drug dealers pushing their wares all over the island. Putas and sex shops galour. Murders that go unsolved. Rape victims who become the accused.
      I must admit the desalination plant is nice.
      So why should I come to Aruba?

    52. Carpe on June 21st, 2008 9:41 am

      Helen Back on June 20th, 2008 7:10 pm

      #32 Hey Carpe,

      Paulus reminds me of the BTK killer. You know, the quiet, creepy, sweaty kind.
      His eyes are so messed up, and the sporter’s got it, too.

      LOL! Yuppp, Helen…

      Those eyes run in the family!

      The photographer told Paul to say “cheese!”

      … but apparently he said:

      “Honey, I ate all the Jimmy Dean sausage links.”

    53. ben on June 21st, 2008 10:04 am

      Any up dates on the news i read here concerning the American tourist,that was raped on Aruba.Also folks Aruba has no concern for NATALEE i bet they have closed and fogetting he case ,but they will do something stupid to bring it back in the news.GOD BLESS NATALEE AND HER FAMILY.

    54. Helen Back on June 21st, 2008 11:48 am

      Carpe :)

    55. brie. on June 21st, 2008 1:05 pm

      I HOPE DC is effective….even if Aruba cannot show their face… gracious thanks to Vickie and Richard for their support….

    56. Carpe on June 21st, 2008 1:47 pm

      Cool beans, man. I found him!

      It’s TIMBALAND! I snagged him off

      the Tara Beach Webcam.


    57. Maggie on June 21st, 2008 4:35 pm

      sam on June 21st, 2008 6:53 am

      and by the way for your information we will close 2008 with a high 76.8% occ.thats better since 2005
      nataly holloway case was tragic for our tourism,
      we are working very hard on the european market
      this sommer will be good so this winter. god bless aruba.tourism for aruba

      Your above comment is one of the many reasons tourism has been declining for Aruba.. The Natalee Holloway case was tragic for your tourism, multiply that times a billion and you still won’t feel how tragic it has been for Natalee and her family. It’s always about tourism isn’t it? Not about respect for a human life or those who robbed her of her life. Natalee was a healthy 18 year old with her whole life ahead of her. Seriously, I don’t know how some of you sleep at night.

      Bring in Vin Diesel, Nelly Furtado, bring the PoPe to if you want..

      still hello… remember May 2005 yooohooo.. Natalee Holloway celebrating her graduation was followed to Carlos n Charlies by Joran Van Der Sloot, and the Kalpoe brothers, who left with her under suspicious circumstances. and she was never seen or heard from again.. followed by a cast of liars and injustice from Aruba.. We don’t want another “Natalee” to fall victim not only from predators, but the very system that is suppose to be in place to protect tourists from predators. Natalee and her family have been failed on all fronts from Aruba. Maybe you should hold a liar’s festival.. bring in the King from Thailand. Evidently being a liar is a high honor in Aruba.

      Cops on this case wouldn’t let anyone else near it.. Wonder why? 2 years later,,, they search Van Der Sloots property.. Aruba is the perfect place to commit a crime. Just use the I was doing weed defense. How is Michael Posner allowed to come open a business in Aruba? Who better than a judge in training knows about underage gambling being illegal, and the lies in his police statements. How many heard him say that night he picked Joran up at Mcdonald’s at 4am still nothing done to none of them. They want the truth to come out like I want a lobotomy.

      We still know what they all did 3 years ago. Sorry Sam, I don’t want anyone to endure what Natalee and her loving family have. Not enough she was victimized on her last night in Aruba, but then over and over again for 3 years now.

    58. Linda in MD on June 21st, 2008 8:25 pm

      I met Vicki today at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC.

      This incredible woman and her wonderful husband drove from Florida to DC with 4 grandchildren, including a 6 month old and a 2 year old. Before she left the building, she left Natalee dollars on many tables in the Caribbean exhibit, in the hands of several teenagers, with several business owners in the food court, and in several ladies rooms.

      Vicki – It was great to meet you. I have 2 good photos of you and your granddaughters. I just need some AT&T customer service to help me spring them from my cell phone.

      Jodi – Thank you for the beautiful t-shirt.

      The exhibit tables were not manned today. I was told the exhibits are not until Sunday because of a wedding today. The exhibit tables set up in the Atrium Hall were identified by participant. None were labeled as Aruba.

      After I made inquiries about whether Aruba would have a table, I was approached by a man who told me that Aruba was not represented at the show this year. In response to my question, he said he worked for an event management company hired by the Caribbean.

      He showed me a floor plan of exhibit tables, which I asked to keep. The floor plan shows 4 tables in addition to the tables set up today. I believe the additional tables are in the Atrium in the center of the area, more predominate than the tables on the side of the area in the Atrium hall. The Atrium was set up for a wedding today.

      One of the additional tables, labeled #1, is for Caribbean Tourism Development Company.

      I am 99% certain I saw Aruba’s minister of tourism Briesen in the Ronald Reagan building.

      Among the activities scheduled today were CTO foundation meeting, CTO marketing committee, CTO financial committee, CHA advocacy, CHA membership, CHA marketing, CTO board of directors, CHA executive committee, wedding, wedding reception, and dinner.

      Caribbean tourism development company launched by CTO, CHA
      Wednesday, January 17, 2007
      ARUBA, Netherlands Antilles: The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) have launched the Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC), a private, for profit entity registered in the Cayman Islands and designed to generate marketing to further support the promotion of the region.

    59. just moma on June 21st, 2008 9:34 pm

      This all great news. Thanks to those who went! Fla to Wash. DC is a long drive and with 4 grandchildren at that!

      What prevents, though, Aruba sneaking in under the CTD Co at table # 1 tomorrow, knowing the Monkeys have left?

      Aruba is so sneaky about everything, just thought it would be an extension of their M.O.

    60. crossbow on June 22nd, 2008 2:23 am

      As you are aware by now we never sent out word for our volunteers to return.
      Just some strategy used for this conflict with Aruba.
      Vicki; What can we say; you are the best!!!!

    61. richard on June 22nd, 2008 9:05 am

      Vicki, you’re keeping the faith and setting an example for us all. I look forward to hearing from you about it all.

      It would be interesting if you could get reactions from some of the Caribbean delegations about their take on this case … and on Aruba.

    62. Jodi on June 22nd, 2008 9:22 am

      Linda in Mt hank you so much for taking time out of your weekend to be a voice for natalee!

      Vicki is an angel on earth, no doubt! She does so much! Thank you Vicki!

      It is so important for us to keep this story alive so someone else does befall the same tragedy that natlee and her parents have had to endure.


    63. Jodi on June 22nd, 2008 9:22 am

      Ooops Linda in MD! Sorry it’s sTill early here in CA! LOL!

    64. Carpe on June 22nd, 2008 10:05 am

      Notice how people are not still talking about the Bahamas over the Anna Nicole Smith case.

      Not even about the Bahamian that supposedly put his limey in the coconut, and B. shookin’ it all up with Anna!!!

      The Bahamians got the job done, that’s why.


      Can a brudder get a beer up in here?

      Only in ‘ROOBAAAAA can you drag
      out a case that should have lasted
      only months, into a decade.

      Ahhhh Lie-Ruba, a gift that keeps on giving.


    65. Carpe on June 22nd, 2008 10:08 am

      Where’s Natalee?

      1119 days

      Still not found in ARUBA.

      I’m soooooooo happy. -Droopy

    66. Carpe on June 22nd, 2008 10:21 am



      ::: Just dropped by KarmaRoundUp in the cage :::

      aruba is so sneaky…….EB is listed as a participant of CTDC

      Hon. Edison Briesen
      Minister of Transportation & Tourism
      Ministry of Transportation &
      Aruba Government Office
      L.G. Smith Boulevard No. 172
      Tel: 011-297-588-0114
      Fax: 011-297-582-4707


    67. MissKatie on June 22nd, 2008 1:05 pm

      somehow I have this feeling that aruba is being under handed and sneaky… if the poster that said that she is almost 99% sure that she seen someone from aruba I say … they are going to try to pull a fast one…

      they think we were born yesterday…..

      good job and good luck keep us posted on the event
      continue the boycott and stay out of aruba

    68. Susan on June 22nd, 2008 6:12 pm

      GUESS WHAT?!?!?




    69. JusticeforNatalee on June 22nd, 2008 6:49 pm

      Susan, that’s great news! Good luck and God bless!

    70. JusticeforNatalee on June 22nd, 2008 7:12 pm

      Susan, if you don’t have a Natalee shirt or anything similar to wear with a message, you could improvise:

      Just write “Give Natalee Justice” or “Boycott Aruba” or something like that on a plain T-shirt (even a men’s cotton T-shirt would work) with a magic marker. If your friends/classmates would
      wear a Natalee shirt, too (even an improvised one), even better.

      I am only suggesting this because you may have not had time to get a shirt from Jodi.

      Anyway, thanks so much for helping Natalee!

    71. richard on June 22nd, 2008 8:45 pm

      As I said in an earlier post, it may be that Aruba is trying to work under the auspices of this Caribbean Tourism Organization … this body might be charged with soliciting tourists to the whole Caribbean region, in which case Aruba would surely get some (the fewer the better), and meanwhile Aruba wouldn’t be putting its own name out there.

      This gives us the chance to stigmatize Aruba in particular … anyone who wants to go to the Caribbean should avoid the dump totally!

    72. Carpe on June 23rd, 2008 12:35 am

      Aruba is trying to sell you a dootski

      …by simply trying to sell it under

      another name.

      Hey Kids look, it’s a

      very funny looking pretzel!!!

      FUH-GET ABOUT IT. -j4n

    73. Carpe on June 23rd, 2008 12:41 am

      Anybody who his stupid enough to

      team up with Aruba, at this point…

      deserves to get their tourism all shot up.

      That would be like saying: Hey I have this

      good or service I would like to sell, let’s

      go hook up with Charlie Manson for the “MASS

      APPEAL”, and put together some infomercials!


    74. richard on June 23rd, 2008 7:03 am

      Agreed, Carpe … and even if Aruba doesn’t have its own booth at this event, the presence of our people there will let the other Caribbean tourism junkies know that we are not going away and will not let Natalee’s case slip into oblivion.

    75. crossbow on June 23rd, 2008 7:56 am
    76. richard on June 23rd, 2008 1:55 pm

      Bulletin from Vicki … Aruba never showed up in DC! It HAD signed up for the event … but wasn’t there under its own name.

      Hmm … anyone care to speculate as to why?

      Great job, Vicki!

      Hey, Aruba … maybe you think that you can hide behind the Caribbean Tourism Organization, but you can’t. Scum are scum … if they want to take on the burden of representing you, then they should be aware that you are the millstone around their neck.

    77. Bob on June 23rd, 2008 6:54 pm

      According to un-named sources, AHATA did not support a booth in Washington due to a reallocation of advertising dollars. Reportedly, they have chosen to open a new open-air stand in the low rent shopping district of Colombia. At a mid-May tourism bureau meeting it was determined that it might be more profitable to entice poor Columbians who sell re-polished green coke glass as Emeralds to unsuspecting tourists.

      AHATA calculated that luring destitute Colubians would serve several purposes. They could refill empty beaches for the new One Happy Island brochures due out in October and needed bodies for picture taking. They also waxed that they could offer sub-Aruban wages for hotel maids and bellboys. Due to declining room fill rates, hotels are being hard pressed to attract staff to continue the poor service tourists have learned to expect in Aruba.

      Perhaps they are on target this time……30 Colubians almost equal the spending power of 1 US tourist. Aruba is total toast…..no decent people have any desire to go there.

    78. crossbow on June 23rd, 2008 8:36 pm

      One hurtle passed.
      One more hurtle to go….;
      “Find and Bring Natalee Home to Alabama.”

    79. richard on June 23rd, 2008 11:05 pm

      And don’t forget, Crossbow … everyone involved, even if their involvement was only failure to pass on information, must be tried and, if convicted, punished.

      Can’t or won’t do it, Aruba? Then be damned.

    80. MissKatie on June 24th, 2008 9:05 am

      it upsets me that the kalpoes are sneaky.. thinking that staying out of the limelight will lessen the fact that they were totaly involved in this!!




    81. crossbow on June 24th, 2008 11:58 am

      I know that Bob Smith and others would love to stop the bleeding and bring closure. The only way to bring closure is to give Natalee back to her mother. But Mr Smith and others realize that Natalee’s remains cannot be recovered.
      We have shown what we can do to Aruba’s image at the Travel Shows you attend; so Mr Smith it’s your move next; Are you going to do what is morally correct or are you going to continue with this subterfuge? We know you read what is said here; so what’s it going to be????

    82. JusticeforNatalee on June 24th, 2008 1:51 pm

      That occupancy rate needs to have a little disclaimer by it.

      I just saw (courtesy of Richard) an Aruban vacation listed at
      TravelZoo at FIFTY PERCENT OFF.

      Aruba isn’t making any money on those deals.

      The last time I saw discounts like that was just last week
      at the local mall. And guess what? The store was GOING OUT OF BUSINESS.

    83. crossbow on June 27th, 2008 5:55 pm

      Caribbean Cruise lines are avoiding Aruba by politly saying it takes too much fuel to get there.
      However they still book to Caracas and Cartahenga and they are much further.
      We know the real reason.
      As I said they are just avoiding an issue by claiming fuel is the problem.

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