Introduction of New Criminal Code for Aruba … Let’s Hope They Actually Use It


 The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba have promised to introduce a revised Criminal Codes before the new constitutional structure. The introduction of a new criminal code is one thing, its implementation in practical use is quite another. Also the use of a revised criminal code without preferential treatment and cronyism is a third.

Introduction of new criminal code final

ORANJESTAD – The Neth.Antilles and Aruba have promised to introduce the revised Criminal Codes before the new constitutional structure in the Kingdom. That appears from the list of decisions taken during the tripartite deliberation between the ministers of Justice of the Netherlands, Antilles, and Aruba last Monday.

The committee that was established especially for this has already submitted the concept of the Aruban Criminal Code last year. But the process was after that idle due to shortage of government legislation jurists that gave preference to other subjects like the National budget. The government has now promised to give the minister council the concept before September 1, so they can forward it to the Advisory Council.

Aruba and the Antilles have also promised to change the Code of Criminal Procedure regarding the special investigation methods. Justice is currently using these investigation methods without legal basis, as it turned our recently in the Domino case. The president of the Bar expressed a negative opinion on this. Also the OM indicated that they are not happy with the procedure, but have no other option to get heavy criminals behind bars.

The minister agreed that the Antilles and Aruba will give preferential treatment to a legal arrangement for the appeal of imposed fines in tax cases.  

Posted June 26, 2008 by
Aruba, Crime, Judicial | 38 comments

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    38 Responses to “Introduction of New Criminal Code for Aruba … Let’s Hope They Actually Use It”

    1. MissKatie on June 26th, 2008 11:34 am

      do you realy think that they are going to follow some sort of criminal code

    2. Carpe on June 26th, 2008 11:46 am

      Hmmmmm That’ll come in handy to put the
      hurts to those ordinary Aruban citizens!

      (less the thousand or so pals that Rudy’s
      secretary has plugged into XLS file spreadsheets
      - ya know? The privileged handful that get to
      bypass GO and collect 200 dollars, no matter
      what they did?)

      Hey Rudy,

      You need that anti-virus updated. Do not forget,
      like you normally do. It should be like second

      Hyacinth Rudolpho’s TO DO LIST:

      1. Put on clean underwear
      2. Slap the rug on straight
      3. Update the A.V.


    3. Miss-Underestimated on June 26th, 2008 12:31 pm

      Check out Timbaland’s wedding. I gues things must be tight for the man. TMZ said the wedding was on a private island, so it must be pretty deserted if TMZ is calling Aruba priate.

    4. brie. on June 26th, 2008 1:01 pm

      A new criminal code….Ric Smid will just say that particular crime is not included in the code….

    5. MissKatie on June 26th, 2008 3:06 pm


    6. Von Kitty Kat on June 26th, 2008 3:28 pm

      Hey hello all.. I have a virus and my home computer has to go away, next week, no time to take it in. I’ve been reading the forum and find it quite intersting. Funny stuff even though it is a serious topic.
      Paulus in the casino ’til 4 am, always thought so
      Joran, well what can I say that is polite ? Nothing.
      Patrick Van Der Emm’s reveals some info where afew things just fell into place as to why so manywere willing to cover up and lie for Joran.

    7. brie. on June 26th, 2008 3:37 pm

      #5…MissKatie….that was a good one!!!

    8. brie. on June 26th, 2008 3:38 pm

      Can we make this retroactive and put Joran, Paulus and the Kalpoes where they belong….?

    9. Allan on June 26th, 2008 5:08 pm

      Why a new criminal code when confessed murderers walk free and they don’t care! Aruba give me a break
      nobody believes your lies.

    10. Carpe on June 26th, 2008 6:12 pm

      Hi Von Kitty Kat,

      Klaas just created an excerpt thread,

      featuring some of Joran’s new lies

      out of Van der eem’s book.

    11. Maggie on June 26th, 2008 7:35 pm

      Sitting in a Best Western on the laptop in Nashville, Tennessee.. Came a few days ago to see Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, among other things..and had to get my daily fix of Scared Monkeys.

      Introduction of new criminal laugh.. too funny.. Look’s like the code for criminals is already doing fine. Now, how about they introduce one for victims, or did they forget Natalee Holloway again. One bullet Barney could’ve solved it the first week.. All talk about they are working on it and still investigating.. Like Greta said, bring it on, put these guys all under oath and let them explain the past 3 years.

    12. paulus is a cold blooded murderer on June 26th, 2008 8:05 pm


    13. richard on June 26th, 2008 8:35 pm

      A news article today said that a woman related to a Texas congressman was kidnapped in Mexico, I believe on June 19, and was released over the weekend upon payment of a $30,000 ransom. I don’t know if she was harmed or not.

      What interested me, though, was that the article said the U.S. authorities rushed to offer help … and Mexico was delighted to accept.

      One wonders why this was the case. Could it be that Mexico knew that a serious crime against an American CONGRESSMAN would result in big trouble?

      The question then arises, what if (if!) this happened to an ordinary American family abroad?

      I thought that the congressman ought to reflect upon this, hence sent the following letter:


      June 26, 2008

      The Hon. Rep. Silvestre Reyes
      2433 Rayburn House Office Building
      Washington, DC 20515

      Dear Rep. Reyes:

      A news story today says that a female relative of yours was freed in Mexico last weekend after being kidnapped on June 19. No information was given on her well-being; I hope she is unharmed. One story url is:

      The article states that Mexico welcomes U.S. assistance with the investigation. Not all
      American families with loved ones missing abroad find that other governments are so accommodating. In May 2005, Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway was taken away from a bar in Aruba. According to the book by her mother, Beth Holloway, a prominent Aruban official admitted that there was a government cover-up … this in a country which relies on tourism from the United States for 80 percent of its economy. Even the FBI agents initially sent there said that they were used only as window-dressing.

      Similarly, Amy Bradley of Virginia disappeared from a cruise ship on March 24, 1998, as it was docking at Curacao. Despite reported sightings of her in a situation of duress over the years since then, including photographs which family researchers say they are “90 percent certain” are of her, our law enforcement personnel appear indifferent to the case and are, the family tells me, failing to pursue some potentially important new information.

      These are but two of many Americans missing abroad. The reason that I am writing is:
      the safety of EVERY American missing overseas ought to be a priority of our government. And EVERY American family in a situation similar to yours, or that of the Holloway and Bradley families, needs to be certain that our government is doing its utmost on their behalf.

      What can we do to ensure that all such cases receive the treatment extended to yours? One proposal, called “Natalee’s law,” was that our government be authorized to impose a tourism advisory, and thereafter adopt successively stronger steps, when an American citizen is missing abroad and the interest of the overseas government in solving the case is suspect.

      Following your recent family tragedy, would you consider introducing legislation to this
      effect? Suppose that Mexico , instead of welcoming U.S. assistance, had insulted your
      family member, denied the existence of crime there, and tried to cover up the case to protect its tourism. Does this sound absurd? It is exactly what Aruba did after Natalee disappeared. If our government will not stand up for its own citizens abroad, what will it do?



    14. richard on June 26th, 2008 8:42 pm

      Maggie, have a good time in the Volunteer State. It’s full of wonderful people. If you get the chance, take a drive up to Adams, a small town on the Kentucky border. One of the most eerie events in U.S. history took place there. I won’t say anything more for fear of spoiling your trip … but if you do go I’m sure you’ll like it.

    15. richard on June 26th, 2008 8:43 pm

      BTW, Adams is in Robertson County, if that helps.

    16. always 1 on June 26th, 2008 9:04 pm

      A new Criminal Code? How about the 10 Commandments?

    17. always 1 on June 26th, 2008 9:17 pm

      Thou shall not steal- Natalee didnt belong to you-Thou shall not bear false witness- you all pointed fingers at others- Thou shall not covet- again, she did not belong to you- That shall not kill-

    18. Ray on June 26th, 2008 11:10 pm

      A new criminal code, That should WIN the Joke of the YEAR AWARD.


    19. A New Girl on June 26th, 2008 11:10 pm

      Interesting excerpt thread from Patrick VD Eem’s bbok overboard. Carpe’s post provided link above…….. Those damn K-Swiss Tennis Shoes! Never to be found…..DNA evidence on those suckers for sure. And, there is a third person mentioned in addition to “Daury”.

      Completely OBVIOUS Joran even lied to Patrick heavily denying PAULUS’s involvement. Deepak raped Natalee, and young men’s ego’s being as fragile as they are- I am betting the evil Sporter couldn’t stand that he wasn’t the only one to have taken poor Nat against her will and while under the influence of the date rape drug.

      The more we read, the more the disgust continues to fester within us all.

      We stand by the Girl!

      -J4N F ARUBA AND THE VAN DER SLOOT SCUMBAGS, every one of them including Anita the IDIOT who can not even raise her children correctly. She sickens me for all of her silence and denial over the past 3 years. ANITA!!!!!!!!!! GET A LIFE WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!! MAKE YOUR EVIL SPAWN COME CLEAN AND DISOWN HIM UNTIL HE DOES INSTEAD OF COVERING FOR HIS LAME ASS. How proud you must have been over the recent nude pics on the beach in a drunken stupor showing off his inch-worm to the world….DISGUSTING BEHAVIOR of which you do not even hold this moron responsible.

      D I S G U S T I N G

      ***********BOYCOTT ARUBA ****************

      Love you, Nat! Beth & Dave Holloway too !

    20. mr right on June 27th, 2008 6:00 am

      yes with the new code, we can nail o j simpson.
      micheal jackson and hundreds free criminals in the usa, free thousand innocent people in jails too….

      we can arrest beth too, the b(edit)….
      SM: Actually maybe you can be arrested. Watch you words.

      BTW, the people you spoke of went to trial. Right or wrong they were found not guilty. Well one “not guilty” in criminal court, not civil. However, your boys never made it to court … there’s some Aruban justice.


    21. Carpe on June 27th, 2008 6:19 am

      Grrrrrrrrreat gooooooglie moogs!!!!

      Found this one stumbling around in the cage

      this morning. Almost blew my boxers right off!

      Hey Paulus, is this true?

      If so, you are a boo-gar of quantum proportions.


      The Free People Column:

      Justice-orgies and blackmail on the West Indies

      Micha Kat June 26, 2008

      With public disclosure of the paedophile network leaders from around the world of justice and politics is a world in images of sex, corruption, fraud and blackmail which we VERY FAR BACK in history to have something comparable to be found. Hans Holthuis, Joost Tonino, Joris Demmink and Paulus van der Sloot: they all belong to the same club of judicial pervert who at the expense of the taxpayer to kill our rule of law have helped. This episode takes us back to the flat of “pedo-professor Ger van Roon in Amsterdam-North, but to the garden of the family of Van Der Sloot in Aruba …

      This piece is placed on HVV because the website klokkenluideronline which it was intended is probably sabotaged. To the causes of the series of failures is now investigated.

      The Dutch judiciary is on a colossal scale extortion with pornographic material on prosecutors and judges. That conclusion is no longer escape. People like Eddy Kroes-the three times he was sentenced to a lengthy prison-knew from the cell to abide by leaders of Justice to confront with imagery in which they highly compromising stands to be seen. In the case of the Kroes was the blackmail Hans Holthuis that the PPS with the tail between his legs had to leave. Holthuis belonged to the ‘Demmink network’ of paedophile ‘senior’. But officers as Jan Wolter Wabeke (by Bram Peper) and Joost Tonino (from business leaders come into view as Cor Boonstra) seem to have become the victim of blackmail such practices. An important indication is that ‘big business’ of these officers uitdraaiden (very expensive) failures while for everyone while also clearly visible was that the defendants were guilty as hell. But that blackmail may also work on the other side and want to ensure that innocent people are convicted, as was the case with the Kurdish Baybasin businessman who had to swallow because lifelong Justice chief executive Joris Demmink was blackmailed with disclosure of his pedo-files as Baybasin not behind bars would disappear. The entire Dutch law has been disrupted by all those magistrates that their penis-envy but do not know to be limited to the marital sponde or pinch of standing up to a brothel. No, it needs much smeriger, in gardens, front and back of official cars, with sinister and illegal orgies with imported minderarigen. Otherwise, we get ‘m really no longer prevails among our toga.

      Having said all that, dare we are also the best argument that Joran van der Sloot remains at liberty is because his father Paul so much dirty shit in file about the Dutch Antilles to magistrates that they at least three parliamentary inquiries could be filled . From publicly available sources is already so much filth to top that we can easily say that the West Indies on a continuous orgy of copulerende and ejaculerende magistrates from boredom and depravity not know where they leuter now must instoppen. What about the lower shore to hit criminal Cor Merx, until 2005 the CEO of the PPS in the Antilles, which went under in a tsunami of corruption, fraud and sex? Read the (nearly) complete Merx files which the reader must realize that the OM yes, we are good for our people! – This Merx after they entered the West Indies was off geejaculeerd even has appointed Advocate General Den Haag. Is it not a truism that subordinates the behavior of their boss copy? Well, we know immediately what the average Antillean OM’mer as the first act of the day was done after the opening of the already tired eyes and act berof not again go through the files of current affairs. Then there are the not-yet-issued detailed descriptions of the whores and sloeren by the Public Prosecutor Ernst Wesselius acting in the name of the queen is stationed on Bonaire and long time even reported on his interesting experiences “on the islands the door of the PPS. Also extortion, which has been initiated for the reader of the direct link already clear. It also deserves to be called the biggest criminal in the history of the Dutch OM, French Pommer, billenmaat of Merx at the public prosecutor in Maastricht until 2000 when both the West Indies under the palm trees went lie relax. The ground was Pommer Netherlands in a little hot under the feet become after it was revealed that he as an officer in a major drug issues no less than eight observation orders had falsified. For an ordinary citizen opgeknoopt the reason, but within the OM, such forms of corruption are rewarded with a ticktet to Willemstad. On the islands became Pommer almost entirely from the media has managed to remain so entangled in the web of known fraud, blackmail, sex and corruption that for nothing else than him but left again to get back to the Netherlands where he is currently connected to the Prosecutor in Roermond.

      Well, in this cosy atmosphere of give and take was one Paulus van der Sloot, proud father of the ambitious Joran, judge-in-training. Need we say more? Paul is still a suspect in the Holloway case but worse still is that there never really been done to research the life and work of Paul on the islands. We suspect that by Justice Paul was stationed in Aruba as a sort of maitre de plaisir as we know from the times of the Roman Empire and Louis XIV at Versailles with the task of organising lectures and interesting legal jurisprudence evenings. In other words, Paul knows like no other magistrate which are leuter on what day and what a beach chair in which minor schandknaapje and he has put deinst there is not as good father to back this knowledge to be deployed to protect zoonlief. It seems the ultimate depravity of macabre circle around: the OM is even blackmailed by their own judiciary! Let us soon agree what further look at those other mysterious justice-figure about whom very little is known fact: Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Minister of Justice. -end

    22. Carpe on June 27th, 2008 7:27 am


      You so much as sneeze in Beth’s generallll directionnnn, you will be pullin’ back two
      stubby nubbins and a receipt.

      This here is Beth country, Mr. Wrong.

      Justice 4 Nat!


    23. BUN on June 27th, 2008 7:42 am

      Good idea …. however to put into reality…”the devil is always in the details”!!

    24. Carpe on June 27th, 2008 8:25 am

      You are my zoon-shine…

      My only zoon-shine…

      You make me happyyyyy…

      Whenever mommy has tablets of Lithium!!!!


    25. ben on June 27th, 2008 9:07 am

      Any more news of the reported rape of a american woman in aruba last week.

    26. Justice on June 27th, 2008 11:41 am

      Good letter Richard

    27. Ray on June 27th, 2008 10:16 pm

      The arubans dont like to be called Antilleans. Would they like it better if we called them REPTILIANS???


    28. Ray on June 27th, 2008 10:58 pm

      Who thinks that criminals are going to enforce a criminal code on other criminals ???


    29. Carpe on June 28th, 2008 6:54 am


      I think they successfully shut her up, Ben!

      Aruban Lie Enforcement officials refuse to

      give out any additional information about

      the crime. It happened on Eagle Beach this time,

      as I understand.

    30. richard on June 28th, 2008 7:16 am

      One wonders why the American media aren’t putting her story out there.

      Just as one wonders why, say, the American Society of Travel Agents isn’t doing everything in its power to let people know about this apparent miscarriage of justice and urging people to avoid Aruba.

      Yeah, right …. Just another “isolated incident,” I guess. Their hotel and travel agent clients would never tolerate that: what’s more important, justice or money flow?

    31. richard on June 28th, 2008 7:18 am

      Carpe, great phrase! “Aruba Lie Enforcement.”

    32. richard on June 28th, 2008 9:45 am

      Here’s an update to the congressional story … I’m not going to post the url, because doing so apparently puts the story in a kind of slush pile that might not get posted, but it’s from an Arizona paper today.

      A citizen watchdog group is accusing the congressman of using his influence to get US authorities involved in the investigation.

      Gee whiz, do you think that a congressman might do something like that? Holy cow ….

      Actually, if the Mexicans knew that he was a congressman, they wouldn’t have to be told that it was a “special” case and that they’d damned well better look sharp on it, and take all the help they can get.

      The REAL point is … this should be how our government operates for EVERY American missing overseas. No “influence” should be needed. Isn’t the PRIMARY job of our government to look after the well-being of the American people?

      And, to put it mildly, when a foreign government (one that depends 80% on American tourism for its economy, as is the case with a certain Caribbean island) actually covers up such a disappearance … what should the reaction of our government be?

      You know the answer as well as I do.

      Here’s the story:

      Congressman accused of using clout to aid kidnapped relative in Mexico
      The Associated Press
      Tucson, Arizona | Published: 06.28.2008

      WASHINGTON — A government watchdog group on Friday called for an investigation into whether a Texas congressman used his influence to persuade U.S. law enforcement authorities to intervene to rescue a distant Mexican relative who was kidnapped for ransom in Mexico.
      Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement both say there was no special treatment. Reyes said he has never even met the woman, Erika Possert, whom he described as the aunt of his sister-in-law’s son’s wife.
      Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, however, questioned what role Reyes may have played in ICE’s decision to get involved in the case.
      “While Congressman Reyes undoubtedly was overwhelmed by concern for his relative, officials with more objectivity should have been considering the greater political and policy issues raised by ICE’s intercession,” said the group’s executive director, Melanie Sloan.
      Reyes is a six-term congressman and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which does not have jurisdictional oversight of ICE. He is also a former Border Patrol sector chief in El Paso and McAllen, Texas.
      “I did not exert any influence on anything or anyone,” Reyes said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. “I know from my law enforcement experience that I have no business directing any investigation. Like a doctor operating on oneself, I am not going to interfere with someone who might be related. Everything that was done by my office was done properly and the way we’ve done on other cases.”
      Reyes said his sister-in-law called his Texas office to report the kidnapping, and one of his staffers called an ICE official in El Paso. Reyes said he wasn’t informed until seven hours later.
      Possert and another victim were released after an approximately $30,000 ransom was paid by one of Possert’s relatives in Mexico. ICE had no role in the ransom negotiations, agency spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said.
      Nantel said the agency — which has officers in Mexico and regularly works with local law enforcement — did nothing out of the ordinary. ICE provided secure office space in the U.S. and Mexico to help Mexican authorities communicate with people who had information, including some U.S. citizens.

    33. brie. on June 28th, 2008 4:56 pm

      I doubt very much if we will ever hear another word about the girl on Eagle Beach….we probably only got what little we know because she went to the hospital….and Jossy covered the story…the rapists already know that if the victim is drinking they can most likely get away with it because the cops will use it as an excuse….

    34. brie. on June 28th, 2008 5:33 pm

      Carpe….that’s a great one…Aruba Lie Enforcement!

      Is Obama on the Aruban authorities list??? The way he lies, he’d fit right in!!!!

    35. Ray on June 28th, 2008 11:10 pm

      Aruba has not enforced the old code,who believes Aruba will enforce the new one.


    36. richard on June 29th, 2008 6:20 am

      Brie (#33) … The same is true of the cruise lines, when someone disappears from the ship. They try to divert suspicion to the victim.

    37. Carpe on June 29th, 2008 3:31 pm

      Bucuti Zoom Cam!!!

    38. Carpe on June 30th, 2008 8:35 am


      He is unbelievable, & I mean that on so many levels.

      Dave and Beth, if it were me, I’d strap on my Elmer Fudd cap, and take my Dutch to English dictionary… and go shoot that wabbit! I’d just be out of my minnnnnnd with this gosh awful little baztard running around!

      Van der eem

      Page 280

      “No thank God my father doesn’t know anything, really. I don’t think that man would be able to live with that. He believes for a 100% that”… I interrupt Joran and ask him if his father ever had doubts.
      “Never, never, never and neither did my mother”. Yeah, they’re really special people, I tell him but Joran doesn’t even hear me. He’s in his own world all of a sudden.

      J: But there is no one, no one I’ve ever known to be more honest than my dad.
      P: Ow.
      J: But my mother, my mother can lie.
      P: But anyone can lie, man.
      J: Yeah, ok, but my father can’t. That’s why, that man should have been a judge.
      P: Yeah, I feel really bad for him, you know.
      J: That man is really, like I said he would never hurt a fly. He really believes in justice, you know.
      P: No, but that….look that’s what they do? This is their passion.
      J: Yeah, but what my father said: if he would ever think that, that I would know something, or knew more, then he would be the first to drop me off at the police.
      P: Yeah, but you know, I’m going to give you a fact. That if your father can’t lie, then you lie. Why? He brought you that phone didn’t he? This is a bad joke…
      J: What did you say?
      P: I said: a bad joke… He brought you that phone.
      J: Yeah ok…but he didn’t lie about that.
      P: He never mentioned it either.
      J: I think if you would have asked him, he would have said so.
      P: If they would have asked him he would have said so? That can’t be Joran. Then he would loose his license, man.
      J: Yeah, No, then he will say…that he did it for me.
      P: No, he can’t, you know.
      J: He will, really! My father can’t lie, Patrick. I even had to tell him how to do it.
      P: You know, I euh…. Joran…
      J: Step by step. And then he still forgets….credit for the phone.

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