Lifetime Movie Network: Natalee Holloway story … Missing in Aruba Since May 2005

 

The Lifetime Movie Network will be airing the Natalee Holloway story on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 8 pm ET and 9 pm PT. Encores April 20 at 12 pm ET/PT.

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LMN – Lifetime Movie Network

Scared Monkeys has followed the disappearance of Natalee Holloway from the beginning. The very first post regarding the disappearance of Natalee was entitled, This Can’t Be Good For Tourism, Where’s Natalee Holloway. The reason for this title was because from the outset of this crime we knew that Aruba would do everything to preserve their tourism as opposed to provide a competent investigations, answers and “Justice for Natalee.” Sadly, we were correct in our presumption as to this day Aruba has not tried any of the suspects, who were last seen with Natalee Holloway leaving Carlos N’ Charlie’s.

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The Lifetime movie is based on Beth Holloway’s book, Loving Natalee: A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith.”

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Satish Kalpoe, Joran Van der Sloot and Deepak Kalpoe; last people ever seen with Natalee Holloway leaving Carlos N’ Charlie’s

Teenager Natalee Holloway vanished in 2005 while visiting Aruba on a senior class trip. In a passionate and relentless effort to discover the truth behind her daughter’s disappearance, Beth Holloway captured the nation’s attention by working tirelessly to solve the mystery that shattered her family’s life. Today, Holloway continues to speak publicly about the potential dangers of international travel. Her resolve and unwavering strength are at the center of this emotional story that takes viewers behind the headlines and into the heart of an extraordinary woman.

From the outset of Natalee’s disappearance Beth Holloway has embodied the strength, will and determination of mom’s across America who fight to the end when someone messes with their child. Never in a million years did Aruba, the government officials, the police or those responsible ever think that Beth would persevere.

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In July 2005 when Beth Holloway and the family had met so many obstacles, we wrote the following inspirational post to Beth, ‘A Note to Beth: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up’. The continued stone walling efforts by the suspects, tourism and government officials and investigators were constant. It would have been easy and understandable to give up. Instead, Beth Holloway had only just begun.

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All one needs to do is look at Natalee’s mom to understand and know what true courage is in the face of adversity. The strength that Beth has shown even when times were more difficult than others can only make one admire her as a mother and a person. I have never met Beth nor ever spoken to her although I wish I did have the privilege and opportunity. I would just like to take the moment to say that Tom, I and the many Scared Monkeys that have never met you are solidly behind you in support and hope.

When Natalee Holloway went missing and became the face of missing persons, she became everyone’s sister, daughter, grand daughter and cousin. In the process Beth Holloway became everyone’s mom and Aruba was permanently branded as corrupt and the face of missing persons crime.

Movie Trailer …

 
Real Life account of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba 
 
 
For those who want more details of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway go HERE or to further discuss the case, provide your opinions and read actual witness and suspect statement given to law enforcement, go to Scared Monkeys.net Forum: Natalee Holloway. Check out the Natalee Discussions (2005 ARCHIVE) as well.


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  • Natalee Holloway: ‘Justice For Natalee’ to Air on Lifetime Movie Channel Premieres Monday, May 9 at 8 pm et/pt
  • Lifetime Network to do Natalee Holloway Sequel, “Justice for Natalee Holloway” … Focus on Beth Holloway’s Efforts to Info from Joran van der Sloot & 10 Part Crime/Missing Persons Reality Show
  • Westin Resort in Aruba offers $300 for Babymoons … $300 “conception credit” … What Would They Offer if You lost a Child Like Natalee Holloway While on Vacation
  • Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Dommentary – Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – Lifetime Movie Network Portrayal Brings Natalee Holloway Case Added Exposure




  • Comments

    144 Responses to “Lifetime Movie Network: Natalee Holloway story … Missing in Aruba Since May 2005”

    1. Kat_Gram on April 18th, 2009 10:27 pm

      I really want to see this but it is unavailable at the present time except on this channel that I don’t get. Perhaps they will release to a video I could purchase or they will sell it to
      a bigger network so that I can watch it.
      There is still alot if interest and also OUTRAGE at what happened to Natalee. God Bless Beth, Jug, Matt, Dave, Robin, John Q Kelly and everyone who got involved. The names of the posters, well there are too many, but thank you Red, Mrs. Red and of course Klaasend who has kept this place together.

    2. nhgsdss on April 19th, 2009 12:32 am

      this number actualy looks for missing persons.TO REPORT AN ENDANGERED MISSING ADULT. PLEASE CALL 1.800.690.FIND

    3. jabo on April 19th, 2009 1:01 am

      God bless Beth and God bless Scared Monkeys for keeping Natalee’s name out there.

      Aruba…we will never forget.

    4. Carpe on April 19th, 2009 1:15 am

      I have the PRAY FOR NATALEE AND HER FAMILY – MISSING IN ARUBA bumper sticker that has her
      grad pic on it, it is on my nightstand.

      Nat is the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I pray about when I go to bed each night.

      I tell her that I love her with all of my heart, and I will never ever give up on her, even if it
      takes 25 years to hunt these ashos down and plug
      some hot caps into them.

      I feel her reply back each time: She is saying
      to me, hang in there, be strong, they all will
      absolutely be reaping what they sowed in the coming years. It is all happening precisely
      like it is supposed to, on God’s watch.
      Revenge is a weakness, and nobody will
      be able to drop the hammer of justice on
      them like He can! The time is still coming,
      so please continue to be patient for me.

      -Justice 4 Natalee Ann &
      the entire Holloway family
      (my heroes – the whole crew)

      Grace Blessings!

    5. Susan on April 19th, 2009 8:58 am

      Kat_Gram – Below is the link to the Lifetime Movie Network:

      http://www.lmn.tv/

      To the left of the screen there’s a “Top 5 Videos” and a “Buy it Now” link. The Natalee Holloway Movie is not on the list now, but may be soon. You could try one of those. I had to upgrade my Dish package so I could watch the movie tonight.

      I’m anxious to see what new facts this movie will reveal. Something tells me it will open our eyes to some of the horrors Natalee’s family has had to endure and will enrage the public that much more. I sincerely hope this movie will DAMAGE Aruba’s tourism industry to the point of no return!

      BOYCOTT ARUBA AND THE NETHERLANDS TIL HELL FREEZES OVER!!

      JUSTICE FOR NATALEE :-)

    6. St Stephen on April 19th, 2009 9:28 am

      I sure hope the movie protrays the actual chain of events instead of showing Aruba as doing all it can to find the killer. You know how perverse Hollywood can get when making a “docu-drama”.

      I just hope that it’s not an extended travel commercial for the island of Arube.

      Justice for Natalee. BOYCOTT ARUBA!!!

    7. Scared Monkeys on April 19th, 2009 10:49 am

      I received this email from Beth and wanted to share it with you all:

      Natalee and I are just grateful for the continued interest and support we receive!!

      RED

    8. Susan on April 19th, 2009 10:56 am

      Thank you, Red, for sharing Beth’s email :-) Natalee and her family will always have my support and be in my prayers! Anything I can do to help, I will…

      Godspeed Natalee and family!!

    9. mortella on April 19th, 2009 11:41 am

      Red,

      Thanks for sharing your email from Beth. I do hope she knows that in Scared Monkeys she has many friends who will stand with her just as long as it takes!

    10. PlatinumSkye on April 19th, 2009 1:21 pm

      I just hope I can watch the movie from where I am. I don’t want to miss it.

    11. Lisa in Maryland on April 19th, 2009 1:40 pm

      Dear Beth,

      Everytime I think of your beautiful dughter I shed a tear. Through all of this you have remained strong and made sure that her life had purpose. In that you have given the world many great gifts. Knowledge of Safety, Hope, Unity, A call for Justice and Faith in knowing that one day the wrong will be made right through the grace of God. May the Lord Bless you and bring justice for Natalee soon. I will watch tonight and say another prayer. God Bless you and your family.

      Justice for Natalee

    12. Maggie on April 19th, 2009 2:26 pm

      I will be watching also.. I have Lifetime Movie Channel on my cable.. I really don’t watch it..but this past week I was checking to make sure when this was on and everytime I turned it on , the movie playing in the bottom right hand corner always had..The Natalee Holloway Story and the day and time it is on. I think of Natalee and her family every day also.. and the lowlifes in Aruba involved in this story. They know who they are..running down back alleys, hiding their faces,sweating, lying and lying, trying to make money off of Natalee.. Finally the real story and not Renee’s crockamentary..

    13. EURobert on April 19th, 2009 3:33 pm

      Wish I could see it tonight. Is there no possibility to see it on the wwweb?

    14. HOPE on April 19th, 2009 4:13 pm

      I hope it shines more truth about what happened in Aruba. Until we know, we will always seek her out. I agree with with all of you, there’s a time for everything. In time, all our heartfelt prayers will be answered by God. Nothing goes hidden from Him. Not, even, a sparrow can fall from the sky without his knowledge. He knows every hair on our heads by number and the stars are his footstool.

      I heard the movie will be re-aired often. I also noticed today’s movie line up. All the movies are dedicated to missing children, parental abduction and, of course, international kidnapping.

      Justice for Natalee!

    15. kirsten on April 19th, 2009 6:09 pm

      wwhy isn’t this being shown on the regular lifetime channel? I really want to see it. does anyone know if it will be shown anywhere other than the lifetime movie network….its not fair for people who don’t have that channel :(

    16. Crioyo (in Aruba again) on April 19th, 2009 6:31 pm

      Hi Hope, everything is fine down here on Aruba. Looking forward to the movie premiere on LMN, in the next 50 minutes I believe.

      The reviews I’ve read so far have not been very positive. As far as it being the real story, I am curious about how they go about the ending. But nonetheless I think many locals will be glued to their tv’s tonight. Let’s see what comes out of it.

    17. nhgsdss on April 19th, 2009 7:03 pm

      the reason it’s not on regular channels is because the athorities are doing the arubans another favor,your lucky it’s on any channel at all.how can you have a slave if her face is on every t.v in the world.plus the tips it might generate would mean having to ignore the phone at the f.b.i for another four years

    18. Just Bearly on April 19th, 2009 7:34 pm

      Please keep us posted when it airs on the Lifetime basic cable network. I cant get it… it seems to be a Lifetime premium channel.

    19. Denise Gallagher on April 19th, 2009 7:50 pm

      I am so upset that I do not have access to the LMN. I have waited all week to watch this not realizing it was unavailable in our area. I have a daughter her age who will be leaving for college in the fall and wanted to watch it with her. As cautious as we teach our children to be they sometimes make choices not realizing what can happen in certain situations. Sometimes we all put too much trust in people. My heart and thoughts go out to the Holloway family. No one should have to go through the terror and heartache they experience daily. May Natalie’s story save another girl or boy.

    20. Denise Gallagher on April 19th, 2009 7:51 pm

      am so upset that I do not have access to the LMN. I have waited all week to watch this not realizing it was unavailable in our area. I have a daughter her age who will be leaving for college in the fall and wanted to watch it with her. As cautious as we teach our children to be they sometimes make choices not realizing what can happen in certain situations. Sometimes we all put too much trust in people. My heart and thoughts go out to the Holloway family. No one should have to go through the terror and heartache they experience daily. May Natalie’s story save another girl or boy.

    21. jasmine on April 19th, 2009 9:01 pm

      i feel bad natalee i hope you are ok

    22. jasmine on April 19th, 2009 9:01 pm

      i feel bad natalee i hope you are ok

    23. Karri on April 19th, 2009 9:04 pm

      Shame on Lifetime and TV guide….. Dont promote something that those of us that followed this case everyday can’t even see it…. Where can I watch this???? Come on Tracy Pollan.. if you’re going to make a movie like this and promote it on ” The View” and I am sure other outlets, shouldn’t we be able to see it?????

    24. buster on April 19th, 2009 9:11 pm

      Wow what a good movie !!! I am pretty sure every one here will agree the producers hit the nail on the head with this one !!! There where several scenes that made me lose a tear or twenty but all in all the y nailed what urin vandercrap did. They even had some creepy guy in the beginning fondle the girls while they danced on there first night on the island. KInd of funny how the creepy guy looked like paulass vandercrap !!!

    25. Pam Barnes from Florida on April 19th, 2009 9:12 pm

      I have waited all week long to watch the story. They have been showing preveiws of Natalee’s Story all week long on Lifetime. Now I find out I dont have the right Lifetime channel to watch the movie. Why would they show previews on the regular Lifetime channel for this movie. I’m so dissapointed.

    26. ayfit on April 19th, 2009 9:14 pm

      I looked foward to the movie. All through the movie,I knew what would happen next. I haved followed this story so closley. It was as though I had seen the movie before. Aruba should be thankful,alot of key names were left out.I feel as though alot was left out. Myself, I feel,Jorans last confession was true. IMO

    27. nychic (back in tx) on April 19th, 2009 9:28 pm

      Hey Crioyo -

      Glad To See That You Still Check In Here

      I Think Everyone Who Visits Here Will Be Watching

      What’s The Latest In Aruba With The Sloots And The Brothers Kalpuke ? Anything Interesting ?

    28. tina on April 19th, 2009 9:34 pm

      I have been wanting to watch the movie about natalee but the movie that is on is prayers for bobby. And this is the same channel I watch all the lifetime movies on. Anyways I am truly sorry for what has happened to natalee and her family and hope that justice will be served.I pray for natalee and her family.

    29. Pam Barnes from Florida on April 19th, 2009 9:37 pm

      I wanted to take a few minutes to say I have a daughter who looks alot like Natalee with her beautiful long blonde hair. My daughter is so outgoing. The life of the party. I worry about her so much that what happened to Natalee could so easily happen to my daughter. Please see my daughters myspace to see why I worry everyday. <AmyBarnes<3 My daughter wasn’t book smart so she’s trying to get somewhere on her looks. I alway’s think of Natalee when my daughter tells me about her exciting life. A Life time of worry.

    30. KCinTX on April 19th, 2009 9:56 pm

      I just finished watching the movie, which is based on Beth’s book. I thought they did an excellent job in telling Natalee’s story. For those of you unable to watch it, it ended with Peter DeVries (Spelling) the investigator from Holland that had video taped Joran confessing as to what happened – as we learned when it broke news. As you may recall, Joran had stated that they were on the beach and she began having convulsions. He called a friend and they took her out to sea by boat and dumped her body (not knowing whether or not she was alive or dead). The final segment of the movie showed clips of Beth telling Nat’s story to high school seniors and college students advising to be careful and not trust strangers when abroad.
      The thing that doesn’t make sense to me is the current hunt in the pond and the witness passing the two lie detector tests (this was not mentioned in the movie). Maybe Beth believes Joran’s story and Dave doesn’t, I don’t know.
      The fact still remains that there has not been any justice for Natalee – Aruba is one “unhappy island,” – and our boycott still needs to be set in place because Aruba did not arrest Joran and place him behind bars. IMO, Joran will suffer his own hell here on earth; and will pay the ultimate price for his sins, by rotting in hell upon his death. Our God is a just God.

    31. MERRYWEATHER on April 19th, 2009 10:09 pm

      JUST ONE CASE THAT HAPPEN IN ARUBA AND SOME YOUNG BOYS ARE INVOLVE AND NOW EVERYONE WANTS TO BOYCOT ARUBA…WHAT A SHAME.ALL THE CASES THAT HAPPEN EVERYDAY IN THE STATES WHERE MOTHERS AND FATHERS ARE KILLING THERE OWN KIDS EVERYDAY AND NOTHING HAPPENS……..EVERYONE THAT HAS BEEN TO ARUBA FOR YEARS ALWAYS SAID ARUBA IS E SAFE ISLAND. WE ALSO FEEL SORRY FOR BETH, BUT YOU CAN NOT BOYCOT ARUBA FOR SOMETHING THAT JUST ONE PERSON DID….

      _______________________________________
      SM: Don’t us what we can or cannot boycott, it is a personal choice. (klaasend)

    32. Bob on April 19th, 2009 10:16 pm

      I too am 100% furious with myself for NOT checking my cable provider or the TV show schedule list to ensure the movie would be actually shown tonight, not just promoted. Along came 8 p.m., and I searched almost 250 channels…….my superdooper cable company did NOT schedule it. All for $187 a month. Just wait until Monday morning, you won’t want to be on their side of the phone call I intend to make. I am furious.

    33. KrisG on April 19th, 2009 10:22 pm

      I’ve been waitng for this movie all week and when I tried to watch it found out that there are actually 2 Lifetime channels. I called Comcast and was able to add it to what I have right over the phone instantly. So, if you have Comcast as your cable provider you can call right now and see the movie tonight at 11:00 pm CT. There’s a promotion going on now and for 6 months I’ll be paying $10.00 less that what I’m paying now. This is true for the western suburbs of Chicago I hope it is for whatever area you are trying to see it. The young lady who helped me said she know many people wanted to see the movie and included herself and her mom in that group.

      J4N

    34. Susan on April 19th, 2009 10:35 pm

      I didn’t realize that there are two Lifetime Channels, so I missed the first hour. Then thanks to mother nature (severe thunderstorms and a tornado), my dish went out, grrrrrrrr! My daughter, who is a month younger than Natalee, recorded it for me.

      #32 – Merryweather,

      We CAN and we WILL continue our BOYCOTT of Aruba whether you or anyone else likes it or not! Until JUSTICE FOR NATALEE is served, the BOYCOTT moves on…

      BOYCOTT ARUBA AND THE NETHERLANDS TIL HELL FREEZES OVER!!

      JUSTICE FOR NATALEE :-)

    35. Susan on April 19th, 2009 10:41 pm

      Sorry Bob, I meant #31 :-(

    36. Carpe on April 20th, 2009 12:21 am

      What an awesome tribute to Natalee’s life that was. Loved it! 5 out of 5 stars.

      There will be a few that do not like the movie.

      Simple reason for that. They think with the same
      kind of filthy infected logic as the pieces of
      dirt who took Nat’s life. To hell with them,
      they are shite refined.

      I don’t know if you’ve picked up on it yet or not… but many of them are illiterate on top
      of being nasty! Unbeatable combination, eh?

      Long live OUR GIRL!

      Natalee Holloway Story on You Tube.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/bigjuicykungfu

    37. marie on April 20th, 2009 1:24 am

      i watch the movie tonight. i believe the joran did kill her even she was dead or alive. justice must be now. i believe his father pay money to keep son free! please keep your programs going. i will make sure my family never will take a trip to aruba, who know what made happen next? justice for Natalee

    38. nhgsdss on April 20th, 2009 1:43 am

      message for the holloway family,mr chavez the president of venezwala is so eager to please mr obama at this point in time,if your smart,you’ll use this opportunity to contact him and explain your plight,with his power in south america I ‘m sure if natalee is there,he can certainly find her,most of arubas government run criminal activity is based in venezwala,in the northern part of the country,they have bien able to get away with it because the american and venezwala were enemies,but now it;s a differnt story,PLEASE use this opertunity to further your cause,oh and by the way you have an e-mail address on this missing persons page,some one has disconnected it,or it might have bien porposely never connected,anyway hears the web address http://www.visitaruba.com/facts/newsdesk/missing.htm

    39. nhgsdss on April 20th, 2009 1:49 am

      interestingly if you click on the web address I gave in last post also doesn’t work.so you have to go to google and write aruba missing persons,once there it’s the very first page google provides.THANK-YOU for your time

    40. SUPER DAVE on April 20th, 2009 8:04 am

      #31: you are a few years too late. the boycott has been and still is and always be there since aruba thumbed their nose at this case.
      you might as well get used to it. just think about it like this. what if it were my daughter missing in this stinkhole ? you would be doing all the things a loving parent like beth is doing or would you ? i have to wonder.

    41. SUPER DAVE on April 20th, 2009 8:47 am

      #38: just in case you haven’t heard, your mr. obama has already stated that Natalee was just a white girl missing in another country and has shown no compassion what so ever.it’s funny that people would think that since obama and chavez are nob polishing it would help Natalee’s case ?
      i believe obama’s comments were something in the nature of “why should i be worrying about one white girl missing when there are hindreds of black girls missing also”? they don’t make the news because so few of their parents put out the effort that Beth did to find Natalee.

    42. Dolf on April 20th, 2009 8:57 am

      Dave, I think you would do the samething as what I would do if my child is missing.

      and it aint going to be pretty

    43. Dolf on April 20th, 2009 9:00 am

      “wonders when they are going to air it here”

    44. ayfit on April 20th, 2009 9:25 am

      What bothers me the most and always has was the ten day law. Remember when the law in Aruba did not react for ten days after Natalee’s dissappearance. This was not mentioned in the movie. This was nothing less than clean up time for Joron and his dad. This process did away with any time line process. As I recall, the officials said they monitored a suspects movement for ten days before reacting. Is this something I dreamed or did this happen???

    45. PCSC on April 20th, 2009 9:49 am

      I must say that I was a little disappointed with the movie. I have followed this case since the first day. I guess it’s just hard to portray four years of pain, disappointment, and conspiracy that this family has had to endure into the short time the movie was on. It truly could have been made into a mini-series! What I’m trying to say is that there was too much left out. But, hopefully it will get the focus on Natalee once again in the news. I still pray for her family everyday. Justice will prevail someday in this case!!

    46. HOPE on April 20th, 2009 9:59 am

      Hey, Crioyo!

      I’m glad you dropped in to say Hi!

      I had mixed feelings about the movie but am glad there’s still alot of interest in attaining justice for Natalee.

      God Bless You,

      Patti

      P.S.

      You’re welcome here, anytime…

    47. ayfit on April 20th, 2009 10:01 am

      I feel like Natalee’s body most certainly would have been found if not for the clean up time [10 days] given to the Vandersloots. I recall an aparent shallow grave near the fisherman’s hut. I feel like Natalee’s body was moved more than once. I have always had problems with the 10 days allowed for clean up. Shallow graves,2;00am car washes etc. Simply put CORRUPTION. This is why the boycott should go on and on and on!!

    48. Steve Holloway on April 20th, 2009 10:01 am

      Well I think things in the movie could have been a little different, like the guy who played Dave could have looked and acted more like him.

      Dave is not a weak willed person, he is humble and yet strong. He seems quiet, but his actions are louder than words. He did not give up looking for his little girl.

      He was the one who physically looked for Natalee, in the caves, along the coast line, in the worst places you can think, like the city dump and nasty smelly ponds.

      Who did you see looking in the brushes and over rough terrain? In the land fill? Dave looked by air, land and sea. He did not give up. He would go home for a day or two, put come right back to this hell hole and nightmare.

      HE had to deal with a justice system that was helping cover up a crime for one of there own.

      So…other than that the movie was good.

    49. ayfit on April 20th, 2009 11:34 am

      #48 Steve;
      Amen! Good points.

    50. Susan on April 20th, 2009 11:50 am

      To Steve Holloway,

      Natalee is truly, richly blessed and the luckiest girl in the world to have a fine father like Dave :-) God bless and be with you all!

    51. kaye on April 20th, 2009 11:56 am

      #32 merryweather………..in the famous words of pres obama “YES WE CAN”…….and yes we will boycott aruba and anything related to that stinking cesspool of an island for as long as it takes. god bless beth and dave. god bless you natalee wherever you may be.

      J4N

    52. Sharon Chicago on April 20th, 2009 12:05 pm

      I don’t get it…it never showed on Lifetime TV.

    53. EURobert on April 20th, 2009 12:08 pm

      # Carpe on April 20th, 2009 12:21 am

      “Natalee Holloway Story on You Tube.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/bigjuicykungfu

      YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST!!! ;)

    54. Miss-Underestimated on April 20th, 2009 1:36 pm

      I too, was not able to get Lifetime Movie Channel. Let’s hope it can be viewed on Comcast on demand. I am glad that the story of Natalee is still going. Praying that someday the family has answers and peace.

    55. JusticeforNatalee on April 20th, 2009 1:48 pm

      Carpe, thank you so much for recording this movie!

      I was hoping you would:)

    56. EURobert on April 20th, 2009 2:18 pm

      Just watched the movie on the youtube-bigjuicykungfu-network (except for the 3rd part: “This video is not available in your country.”)

      Good movie. Only… What was not in the movie was the corruption of PvdS and judicial friends (or was that in the 3rd part?).
      But I’m even more convinced now that Natalee was drug-/gang-raped and probably even murdered by hitting her with an object on the head (the Kalpoes said Natalees head was hurt?). Maybe because she awoke during the assault. I think she had the ‘seizure’ then. What was said in the movie was right in my opinion: there probably was a very strong reason to dump Natalee’s body somewhere she couldn’t be found.

    57. Cindy on April 20th, 2009 2:35 pm

      You can’t squeeze everything we have followed over the past 4 years into 2 hours, but to make Dave Holloway look like they did was ridiculously inaccurate. I hope he knows that we all know that.

    58. pmw1 on April 20th, 2009 2:38 pm

      One of the best Lifetime movies I ever saw!
      Actors and actresses gave outstanding performances!
      Parents…tell your children what can happen to them…
      Children…listen to your parents.

      God bless Natalee’s family.

    59. ayfit on April 20th, 2009 3:20 pm

      Far too much left out. What about the interview with Greta,Beth,Paulas, and Anita. This was signifigant. What about Jossy Mansour? Where was Renfroe,Vanderstratten,and Dompig. I think this movie is more aimed at safe travels for teens than for damageing Arubas image.I think the movie should do both.IMO – However this could be too time consuming.

    60. Carpe on April 20th, 2009 3:42 pm

      you’re welcome, guys!

      EURobert – you’re the second one to tell me
      part 3 could not be seen from your country.

      So, I reloaded part 3 to try again.

      Let me know how it goes?

    61. buster on April 20th, 2009 3:43 pm

      #45 good idea a mini series !!!

    62. Carpe on April 20th, 2009 3:52 pm

      All you have to do to ruin Aruba’s reputation
      is simply tell the truth. No slander needed.

      They do all the rest of the work themselves.

      _________________________
      SM: Hi Carpe! The only thing I see different is the #3. Could you try changing it to III ? (klaasend)

    63. EURobert on April 20th, 2009 4:27 pm

      # Carpe on April 20th, 2009 3:42 pm

      Thanks a lot for trying again Carpe but: “Deze video is niet beschikbaar in je land.” (=This video is not available in your country.) It doesn’t work. I don’t have a clue what could go wrong; already changed the “prefered country”-filter but that doesn’t help.

    64. Susan on April 20th, 2009 4:40 pm

      Thank you, Carpe, for posting the movie online for all to see :-) We knew we could count on you!

    65. Carpe on April 20th, 2009 4:47 pm

      EURobert -

      I figured it out. Part 3 contains material
      that is copyrighted, which makes it restricted
      to US viewing only.

      You Tube text:

      Your video, Natalee Holloway Aruba 3, may have video content that is owned or licensed by Lifetime Entertainment Services.
      As a result, your video is blocked everywhere except in these locations:
      United States

      It seems kind of futile to do that though, huh? Especially when we live in a world where changing your IP address is so easy and you can appear to come from wherever you wish.

      Suggestions?

    66. dotratc on April 20th, 2009 4:59 pm

      In retrospect, if you believe what was depicted in the LMN movie, Natalee was not kidnapped, raped or murdered; the Kalpoes are completely innocent of any wrongdoing; and the Aruban police did a good job weeding through the lies.

      WTH was with the portrayal of Dave Holloway? I agree with Steve Holloway about that. Dave was depicted as a cheapskate who bailed out of the searches and investigations after just a couple of weeks. We all know that was not true.

    67. Carpe on April 20th, 2009 5:10 pm

      Solution -

      part 3 available for download here.

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1HKBLQQA

    68. EURobert on April 20th, 2009 5:20 pm

      # 65 Carpe

      Guess you’re right about the copyrighted material. But let’s look at it from the ‘bright’ side: I saw 7/8th of it! So that’s a lot better than nothing!

      Suggestions? Well, not really. Only: I remember I posted a video – coincidently PRdeVries’ first show on Natalee Holloway – in one piece at Veoh.com two or three years ago or something. If you in the future are looking for an alternative for youtube… You can post High Quality .avi or .divx vids on Veoh.com if I remember it right. But they may have m.o.l. the same rules on copyrights? So…

      Thanks again anyway,

      See you!

    69. texasmom on April 20th, 2009 5:54 pm

      To Steve Holloway:

      I will never forget Dave searching for Natalee in all of the places you mentioned. It was absolutely heartbreaking. Also, Tim Miller commented not long ago about recalling Dave searching under trash in a well in Aruba on Natalee’s birthday in 2005. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23301056/page/3/
      I think I still have a picture from that day somewhere too.

      There is no doubt in my mind that Dave would do anything humanly possible to find Natalee, I admire him for that.

      There is no excuse for the pain that Dave, Beth, and all of Natalee’s loved ones have been through for almost four years now. The powers that be in Aruba seriously underestimated this family. None of the usual tactics to detour a family’s pursuit of Justice for their loved one has worked with them. They won’t go away and forget about their precious Natalee and the crimes that were committed against her when she visited their island. They won’t accept that she never came home, even if only for a proper burial.

      I won’t either, EVER!

      Truth and Justice for Natalee!

    70. nhgsdss on April 20th, 2009 5:57 pm

      to message number 41, hey super dave ,thanks for the info,now please direct me to evidance that he said that.I’m sure he didn’t tell you that in person,so please direct everybody to where that statement can be found.I bet I never hear from you again.

    71. crossbow on April 20th, 2009 6:08 pm

      41 SuperDave: I believe you are getting President Obama and Rev Wright confused.

      I may have different opinions than those on this board; but I have not given up on the one person that matters and that is Natalee.

    72. crossbow on April 20th, 2009 6:09 pm

      Hi Carpe:
      Thanks for the Videos.

    73. Carpe on April 20th, 2009 6:17 pm

      #66
      and the Aruban police did a good job weeding through the lies.

      Give it up, rat balls. Go stick your head in an oven!

      Your words are hollow, tin man.

      I am painting you a sign today.

      It reads:

      ARUBA’S LARGEST DONG

    74. Just Bearly on April 20th, 2009 6:40 pm

      Thanks for doing the UTubes. I only get Lifetimes commercial channel, so the UTube enabled me to view the movie without calling Comcast.

    75. KCinTX on April 20th, 2009 7:38 pm

      Merry (Post #31) For the Record, I boycott unsafe areas of the U.S. as well. When visiting an unfamiliar city, I always inquire which areas to avoid. Aruba is a beautiful place and there are wonderful people there … the problem is the corruption and knowing that almost anyone has no protection from a select few that seem to run the island “their way.” I feel very sorry for the decent people that live in Aruba, for they are regarded as less important and whatever happens in their lives does not really matter to those that are greedy and corrupt. I am really surprised that Holland has not cleaned house there yet. Unfortunately, there are greedy and corrupt people from around the world that enjoy being a part of what goes on in the ABC islands; drugs, sex, money laundering and just plain evilness and greed. And all the good people are the ones that lose out the most. It was shown in the movie and it is common knowledge to us that there were many Arubans trying to find Natalee. I don’t have a problem with the common people of Aruba; so please don’t think I do. I do not hold you responsible and I am sorry you are being penalized because of the corruption.

    76. allan on April 20th, 2009 8:13 pm

      PS Boycott Aruba

    77. Tamikosmom on April 20th, 2009 8:41 pm

      31. MERRYWEATHER on April 19th, 2009 10:09 pm
      +++++++

      Mr. Merryweather

      You just do not get it!

      The Natalee Holloway story … four years later … is not about a crime encompassing the disappearance of an American on Aruban soil. Crime happens everywhere.

      It is about a corrupt Aruban investigation riddled with conflicts of interests … a corrupt Aruban investigation that harboured a coverup agenda … a corrupt Aruban investigation where accountability and justice were never the objective.

      In December, 2008 … the Aruban Minister of Justice confirmed.

      ++++++

      Van der Sloot father hindered Natalee probe’
      Thursday 04 December 2008

      Dutchman Jan van der Straten, who was police commissioner on the Caribbean island of Aruba when US teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared, seriously hindered the investigation in the first few days, Aruban justice minister Rudy Croes is quoted as saying by news agency ANP.

      ANP says Croes claims Van der Straten was slow to take action in order to help his friend Paul van der Sloot protect his son Joran, who was suspected of being involved in the disappearance. Such rumours have circulated on the island for some time, ANP says.

      According to ANP, Croes made the statement following criticism of the Aruban police force made by Van der Straten earlier this week.
      Questioning

      Croes said that Joran and two other suspects were only taken in for questioning 10 days after Holloway went missing ‘when the first days are crucial in a disappearance’. And he claims he heard Van der Straten say ‘I cannot do that to my friend Paul’.

      Croes also claims there were a lot of telephone conversations between Van der Sloot senior and Van der Straten and that a ‘second class’ police team was put on the investigation. ‘It was the team used during the carnival celebrations,’ ANP reports him as saying.
      In addition, Croes accuses the Dutch government of failing to provide any moral support to Aruba. He says the Aruban authorities were pressurised to present Joran van der Sloot as an Aruban, not a Dutch national.

      http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2008/12/van_der_sloots_father_hindered.php

    78. mtnmchgrl on April 20th, 2009 9:05 pm

      #73, I think commenter #66 was saying was that if you believe the way Lifetime portrayed certain things that happened, then you believe alot of things that everyone knows are probably not true (i.e. the Kaploes being innocent; the cops ACTUALLY trying to help instead of sitting on their arses). Not that he/she agreed that this is the way it actually went down.

    79. mtnmchgrl on April 20th, 2009 9:37 pm

      I thought the movie was ok. I have been reading this blog and following this case since May 2005, so I felt like it was fairly accurate. The one thing that I will agree with some posters is the portrayal of Dave Holloway. Yes at some point he did have to return to his life and job but they made it seem like he jumped ship early on! I would be a little put off.
      Was this movie supposed to be based on any of the books written about this story?

    80. Susan on April 20th, 2009 10:15 pm

      After watching this movie, I’d say there’s still too many pieces of the puzzle missing. We all know that Urine van der Slut is a habitual liar! He wouldn’t know the truth if it hit him upside his ugly mug! I pity the people of Aruba :-( May God’s wrath rain down upon you all for the crimes you’ve committed against Natalee Holloway and her family!!

      BOYCOTT ARUBA AND THE NETHERLANDS TIL HELL FREEZES OVER!

      JUSTICE FOR NATALEE :-)

    81. Ray on April 20th, 2009 10:53 pm

      BOYCOTT ARUBA That P O S of an island should sink below the waves like ATLANTIS. It would never be missed.

      BOYCOTT ARUBA UNTIL THEY GIVE NATALEE JUSTICE

    82. Carpe on April 20th, 2009 10:58 pm

      You’re welcome crossbow! Hey good to see you again, man. It’s been a while.

      The latest in Aruban Hater Douchebag News!ha ha haaaa

      Aruba says: Protest Natalee’s movie on Facebook.

      Aruba
      Natalee Holloway film badly received by American press
      20 Apr, 2009, 16:38 (GMT -04:00)

      ORANGE CITY – Last night was the TV movie “Natalee Holloway” was first shown by the television channel Lifetime Movie Network.

      The all in South Africa shot film, based on the book Loving Natalee, concerning the disappearance of Holloway in Aruba, through the eyes of mother Beth was in the American press poorly received. Alec Harvey Birmingham News calls it a “sloppy, unstable and quickly forget ‘look at the story. The scenario, according to Harvey ‘cheesy and manipulative are.

      When asked what the impact of the Natalee Holloway movie in the U.S. tourism will be responded marketing manager of Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) Frits Israel: “The representatives now to the Annual Tourism Conference 2009 have been familiar with aruba. After Holloway disappeared, we have great support and assistance of their received. This effort and assistance ensured that the number of American tourists continued to grow after the Holloway incident. Next week will be monitored on the American tourism. If we say strange things, the necessary measures. The fact that Holloway film a movie based on the truth is that it does not like the film depicts, was done. It will be for a number of debates concerns. And impact on tourists who already had a negative image of Aruba. ”
      Israel says that if action should be, ATA ready. Meanwhile Arubans on Facebook created an action to protest against the film and how it is portrayed Aruba

      They are pissed it was shot in South Africa so nobody would have to waste a dime on their killing / raping toilet of an island!!!

      Lovin’ it.

    83. Ray on April 20th, 2009 11:10 pm

      The main problem I see with the movie is that you could not do justice to this story in 2 hours. It would take a ten hour mini series to tell the story like it should be told.
      May God Bless the entire Holloway family.

      BOYCOTT ARUBA

    84. Carpe on April 20th, 2009 11:11 pm

      The Natalee Holloway Aruba Movie

      worldwide video download links

      just download to watch (8 segments)

      natalee holloway 1

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SNR11AO1

      natalee holloway 2

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GC63KKSE

      natalee holloway 3

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1HKBLQQA

      natalee holloway 4

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WKYFG766

      natalee holloway 5

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0XK6B9GP

      natalee holloway 6

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SQJI6DZE

      natalee holloway 7

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JZ2W3WQ5

      natalee holloway 8 – final

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CQL1GZR3

      —-

      you can also see it on you tube!

      http://www.youtube.com/user/bigjuicykungfu

      —-

      The truth is VERY POWERFUL, isn’t it Morta? :)

      -Justice for Natalee

    85. HOPE on April 21st, 2009 12:11 am

      The boycott was launched against the government of Aruba who acted in accordance with recommendations made by the ATA (Aruba Tourism Authority) to keep the truth about what happened to Natalee hidden. Anytime a country puts tourism revenues ahead of the tourists themselves, there should be a boycott. It was never meant to hurt the common people and quite frankly, it was never meant to last so long.

      Those that remember what they did to Natalee and her family will continue to boycott the island until there is justice. We’ve not grown weary in our stance; nor have we grown tired. Aruba has had ample reason to put this chapter of its’ history to a close… but, even today, they continue to look the other way and ignore the actions of Joran Van der Sloot and his family which only serves to strengthen our resolve.

      Boycott!

    86. Dan on April 21st, 2009 12:46 am

      superdave

      you just made that statement about Obama saying that up, which goes to show your credebility on ANYTHING you ever say.Come on…show us a link…You can not because its all a made up fantasy.Maybe you had a dream about it.Are you sure Obama isnt directly involved???Pathetic……..

    87. Sparks on April 21st, 2009 1:21 am

      My prayers and thoughts are with the Holloways and Natalee’s friends.

      I just wish the Holloways knew what happen to Natalee and are able to bring her remains back to Alabama. There is no closure if either one doesn’t come to light.

      Is Joran still in hiding now after his episode in Thailand?

      I think Aruba should setup a memorial to Natalee’s memory. Maybe, a small church and prayer center by one of the beaches.

      It is just so heartbreaking to think about.

    88. EURobert on April 21st, 2009 8:10 am

      Thanks Carpe for part 3.

    89. Libby on April 21st, 2009 10:31 am

      #86 Dan. I’m sorry but Obama did say something along those lines. I will see if I can find the quote. I was in shock when I read it. It was right around the time when Obama denied still being affiliated with that freak Reverend Wright.

    90. Tamikosmom on April 21st, 2009 10:49 am

      48. Steve Holloway on April 20th, 2009 10:01 am
      ++++++++

      Steve

      Dave and Beth have had the same objective all along … answers to the questions encompassing the events of the morning of May 30, 2005 … the morning their daughter went missing.

      However … the respective journey each loving parent took and are taking to arrive at the final destination … ANSWERS … were and are completely different.

      There was a meeting of the minds regarding the request to replace the investigative team as well as the call of a volunteer boycott of travel to Aruba but … for the most part … each parent did his/her own thing. Hey … Dave even backtracked on the boycott issue.

      I did not appreciate the scene where Dave left to return home vowing never to return to Aruba. Although … that scene may have revealed the truth … it did not tell the whole story. Dave did return to Aruba. One of those return trips was to personally take part in the search of the Aruban landfill for his daughter.

      Considering that both Dave or Beth upheld each other in their respective books as well as on the talk show circuit … could it be that maybe crucial segments were omitted in the editing process.

      Sincerely, Janet

    91. babyblue on April 21st, 2009 11:42 am

      #80 susan….i agree, there are still too many missing pieces to the puzzle. BUT i think we all agree on one thing…..Joran and paulas van der scum and the POS Kalpoes know exactly what happened to natalee. and there are others on that island that know what happened but chose to cover it up. those things, i believe most of us agree on.

    92. Tamikosmom on April 21st, 2009 11:55 am

      41. SUPER DAVE on April 20th, 2009 8:47 am
      —–

      Super Dave

      It was Rev. Wright … Obama’s pastor for twenty years who referred to Natalee Holloway in those racially motivated dispicable comments,
      _______

      ELECTION 2008
      Obama’s pastor disses Natalee Holloway
      ‘White girl goes off and gives it up’ in Aruba, preacher pal says
      January 28, 2005

      Sen. Barack Obama’s longtime friend and spiritual adviser trashed the memory of a missing and presumed dead American teenage girl, according to church publications reviewed by WND.

      Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial minister of Obama’s church in Chicago, cited the case of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance in Aruba in complaining about what he sees as the media’s bias in covering white victims of crime over black victims.

      “Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn’t make news,” Wright said in the August 2005 edition of Trumpet Magazine, a publication of his Trinity United Church of Christ.

      But, “One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and ‘gives it up’ while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!” he added. “Maybe I am missing something!”

      The circumstances involving the coed’s disappearance remain unclear, and the case remains unsolved. Holloway left Mountain Brook, Ala., on a May 2005 senior class trip to Aruba.

      Attempts to reach her family for comment were unsuccessful. But her mother, Beth Holloway, has written a book, “Loving Natalee,” in which she reveals her daughter named Jesus Christ as one of the most influential people in her life in a trove of writings she found in her bedroom.

      http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59887

      ++++++

      BARACK OBAMA: “MY PASTOR, COUNSELLOR, FRIEND AND GREAT LEADER”
      June 5, 2007
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpzHQ_PC1uI&feature=related

    93. Tamikosmom on April 21st, 2009 11:57 am

      Klaas

      One of my comments went “poof”. I think it may be in that “junk” file. LOL

      Janet

    94. Susan on April 21st, 2009 12:01 pm

      Janet – I, too, found it disturbing that a jab was taken at Dave, whether deliberate or not, without disclosing all the facts. There’s no doubt in my mind that Dave would lay down his life for Natalee! Both Dave and Beth went thru a living hell on Aruba :-(

      By the way, very nice write up on how each parent dealt with Natalee’s disappearance as an individual.

    95. Dan on April 21st, 2009 1:09 pm

      libby,

      you wont find it because it never happened.I can guarantee that…anything to insult the President,,,,,this is the problem ,……too many lies and heresay and no truth to back it up….it was reverend wright who said it.not that the facts matter revend wright-obama-satan—whats the difference——heres a link by the way…..

      http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59887

    96. Tamikosmom on April 21st, 2009 1:10 pm

      93. Susan on April 21st, 2009 12:01 pm
      +++++

      You misunderstood. I do not think that it was Beth’s intention to take a jab at Dave. In my opinion … Beth possesses too much class and integrity. Continuing to be a voice for Natalee is her focus … not undermining Natalee’s father.

      Beth and Dave never revealed any negative underlying dynamics of their relationship in their respective books or on the talk show circuit. Therefore … it is my belief that the scene where Dave vowed never to return to Aruba was based on truth. However … it is my contention that the editing process may have resulted in the viewers not being informed of the whole story … the story that he did return … returned to search the landfill for his daughter’s remains and … that is unfortunate.

      Janet

    97. godblessusa on April 21st, 2009 2:05 pm

      why wasnt anita or the part where pvds was arrested in the movie?along with the 10 other people that were arrested?i felt they rushed this and it could have been better but it was still nice to see as to keep it in the media…

    98. Maggie on April 21st, 2009 5:50 pm

      First off… Steve Holloway I agree.. that guy reminded me nothing of Dave..and I think it didn’t portray Dave as we know him.. I know he went back more than once and spent much time looking for Natalee including in the garbage dump through rotten trash in the heat.

      I was disappointed in that it didn’t show Deepak’s car behind the sloots at the start…and then gone.. Paulus woke up from sleep carrying his cellphone to the door and wouldn’t you know he needed it..Paulus leading everyone away from the house on a wild goose chase looking for Joran..and Joran and Deepak at the house..Paulus sweating at the table when Beth went to the house and Anita was describing all her trash.. Paulus and Anita tell everyone Joran is just a sporter that gives her three thick kisses on the mouth,and he don’t smoke or drink..Paulus taking his underage son to the casino and bar and Joran having a pass to enter underage.. Jacobs asking Dave how much money does he have..Deepak’s car at the police station when Beth and Jug arrived and Deepak says they talked to Paulus a bit and then went home…not mentioning being at the police. Paulus saying on Nova, Joran again sneaked out the second night.. and yet in his police statement, he says he gave him permission to go out to gamble underage again..and still nothing done to Paulus. The friends with Beth and Jug who were on tv and said Straten said to them.. how can I do this to my friends son.. I could go on for pages and pages…but I do suppose it’s hard to get it all in 2 hours.. Did you see the woman who played Greta? She looked about 21. I liked the movie and it did portray some of the looney stuff that took..place..It did make it clear how not one person was really working to find answers for them..just lying and making up stuff to protect their image and bring in more money.

      As for Aruba…if they don’t like the way they are being portrayed, well maybe you should’ve thought about that before you held up signs telling a mother looking for her daughter who was victimized in Aruba…to go home..Even Oduber who lied..

      The movie didn’t portray the Kalpoes as lily white as someone above says.. They had a choice and they chose to drag this out..lie about the guards also…lied about Natalee and her condition… where they took her..said they cleaned their car for ants then sand before daylight after working all day going out half the night..on the night Natalee disappeared..lies and more lies while a beautiful 18 year old girl is missing…and who knows if her life could be saved except for the one’s who did it.. Rememmber Paulus saying within 24 hours..without a body, they have no crime.. to the boys..and Janssen saying.. she was looking at this as a sex crime.. rape and murder…and Steve Cohen saying at least 2 of these boys had sex with Natalee.. and he expected them to be charged with rape and murder. He said that after he said he was briefed all the time on the case.. Or Deepak saying Natalee put her hands down his pants..to throw off an investigation before there was one..or the calls and chat sessions Mos was talking about?.. I can’t imagine sending the family of a missing girl around to dangerous crackhouses with money and false tips , what the hell is the police’s job in Aruba? Loonies like Julie R..running around putting out lie after lie about the victim’s family just like the Ahata..portraying Joran as a choir boy.. Please tell me one person in Aruba who stood up for Justice for Natalee..~~!
      Bunch of clowns and bozos…

    99. LegalWatchdog on April 21st, 2009 6:37 pm

      Aruba says they love the FREE publicity. Do they mean the bars, drug dealers and whore houses we saw on TV.

      Aruba under reports crime, together with the utter absence of responsive authorities, combined with overwhelming poverty and mass criminal activity, suggests that what happened to Natalee is just the tip of the iceberg.

      Natalee isn’t just missing, she was admittedly “RAPED”. Rape is a way of dehumanizing someone, it is sometimes termed “worse than death”. It means supremacy, we are better than you. And possession, we own you.

      Can’t you hear that in Joran’s answers and also those of Aruba.

      Good decent people run from Aruba my friends. IMHO it’s not only flat, rocky and ugly, it’s full of thieves, rapists and drug mongers.

      “Real Happy Island” – in a drug induced coma is more like it!

    100. LegalWatchdog on April 21st, 2009 6:42 pm

      Why can’t Aruba? 1) Stop all criminal activity; 2) call the criminals what they are; 3) secure accountability to the Holloways for what was done to Natalee; and 4) change laws and take citizens and visitors security on the island seriously.

      Why must they? 1) Shove what really happened under a rug; 2) continue to dehumanize Natalee’s human rights which have already been violated; 3) insist on putting it behind them, instead of stopping, naming, remedied to the extent possible, remembered, and used to make change?

      What can we do to help Aruba realize a need for change? Send the message “LOUD AND CLEAR – BOYCOTT”

    101. LegalWatchdog on April 21st, 2009 8:14 pm

      I am very concerned for Aruba’s lack of human rights. Their government needs to ensure the safety and security of their citizens (non-dutch born) and all visitors.

      The game that’s played on Aruba is little more than cover up and confuse who is doing what to whom and thus condone drug trafficking, prostitution and organized crime.

      It’s time for the world to ask Aruba’s justice system, what are you doing?

      Violence and criminal activity is systematically tolerated by their government. Anyone who wants to stop something can not ignore law’s ability to do nothing while looking like it is doing something.

      We need to communicate to Aruba the need for change. It would be to their native citizen’s benefit and to all visitors.

      This is why BOYCOTTING ARUBA would be helpful not harmful.

      This is why I have boycotted all Dutch islands since May 2005. It’s time for Aruba to change.

    102. Sparks on April 22nd, 2009 12:53 am

      I wondering if we can petition Mrs. Obama or Sec. of State Clinton to look at the case of Natalee Holloway again. Put pressure on Aruba with an embargo on travel. Things have changed with the undercover work of De Vies. Joran has done criminal activity and confessional statesments since leaving Aruba.

    103. Susan on April 22nd, 2009 5:33 am

      April 20, 2009 4:26 PM

      ‘Natalee Holloway’ Draws Lifetime’s Top Movie Audience
      By Sergio Ibarra

      Lifetime Movie Network’s premiere of “Natalee Holloway” Sunday night ranks as the highest rated and most viewed movie in the network’s history.

      “Holloway,” based on the novel “Loving Natalee: A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith,” scored a 1.8 rating and 3.2 million total viewers among viewers P+2. That bested the second part of “Capture of the Green River Killer,” which scored a 1.5 rating and 2.4 million viewers P+2 in March 2008.

      Sunday night’s premiere also was the highest rated telecast among women 18-49 in all of basic cable over the last 12 months, scoring a 2.5 rating and 1 million viewers in the demographic.

      In addition to total viewers and women 18-49, the film also set network records among households (3.4 rating, 2.4 million households) and women 25-54 (2.7 rating, 1.1 million viewers).

    104. Concerned Mother on April 22nd, 2009 12:37 pm

      Watch on YOUTUBE bigjuicykungfu Natalee Holloway Aruba 1- 8

    105. Dolf on April 24th, 2009 1:38 am

      some guy (Terror Jaap) has made a new program where he put Joran vdS on a lie dectetor

      that Jaap guy was the winner of a bigbrother type of program

    106. Sparks on April 24th, 2009 4:25 am

      I just finished watching the You Tube Posting of the Natalee Holloway movie.I agree it should have shown Dave better lilght but the movie made a very good emotional connection with what Beth had to go through.

      My heart goes out to Beth, Natalee, family & friends.

      I hope & pray God took care of Natalee and is watching over her now.

    107. Carpe on April 24th, 2009 11:36 pm

      Aruba Amigoe

      24 Apr, 2009, 17:24

      Minister wants more money for tourism promotion

      Tourism Minister Edison snort wants extra money to the crisis under very depressed tourism sector.

      ORANGE CITY – Tourism Minister Edison snort want more money is pumped in the promotion of Aruba as a holiday destination. This is because the outlook for the second quarter, worse than the first three months of this year.

    108. Ray on April 25th, 2009 2:32 am

      Finding justice for Natalee would do a whole lot to help tourism.

      BOYCOTT ARUBA UNTIL THEY FIND JUSTICE FOR NATALEE.

    109. Waterboy on April 26th, 2009 4:11 pm

      To Steve Holloway,

      You said that Dave Holloway searched the caves along the cost line. I don’t remember this. Could you elaborate about this? I do remember the “rave cave”. Did Dave search it?

      I felt like Joran might have used scuba gear to place Natalee in a cave somewhere on the south west side of the island, but I never read about the area being searched.

      Jerry

    110. crossbow on April 26th, 2009 7:27 pm
    111. Bob on April 26th, 2009 11:08 pm

      Carpe #107, we are not surprised more tourism funding for ads and promotion are being formally requested. Oduber must surely be absolutely thrilled. His administration and governmental departments have shown to be abject failures on so many fronts.

      We posted this prediction here on several ocassions and warned that our sources correctly pegged a horrible 4th quarter ’08, no winter business, severe Q1 for ’09 and follow up decline thru the balance of ’09. The boycott effort is alive, mostly silent, and doing very well. The global recession could not have come at a more appropriate time. Aruba has been punished financially for what they did to Natalee and her family and it will continue until someone in authority does what is right. Until then, Aruba will be beaten into the ground and be shunned by the world community. Count on it.

    112. Waterboy on April 27th, 2009 7:13 am

      Crossbow,

      Thanks, I would normally think the pictures are beautiful; but I have developed such disgust for anything Aruba, I can’t filter my prejudice out.

      Jerry

    113. Carpe on April 27th, 2009 4:01 pm

      Aruba – The vacation that could last a lifetime.

      Aruba is extremely underprepared to deal with the swine flu pandemic.

      Rudy Croes DOJ said this week: “Swine flue are very scary. Even Gerold Dompig
      and his son are spiffily susceptible to contracting this. Please stay home so
      as to bad things does not happen in Aruba!”

      Aruba check passengers swine flu
      27 Apr, 2009, 16:40

      ORANGE CITY – While in Aruba and in the vicinity still no cases of swine influenza have been detected, the public precautionary measures. Passengers who the island by plane or (cruise) ship entering, a separate form on their health form. The government ordered more in the Netherlands and the U.S. anti-viral drugs and protection equipment such as foot caps.

      Also hotels to report whether they host tourists who have flu symptoms. In consultation with traffic and tourism agency ATA Ahata organization, the public space to people infected with the swine flu could be contained. People who are seriously ill, are not included in the hospital for further contamination, but near the hospital.
      Department of Health, which has led in the prevention, says that it is possible for people, including travelers, quarantine them. “We do not store any alarm, but are now taking precautionary measures so we will not last in the queue if we have two weeks or drugs and protective need. We are small and dependent on outside to get to this stuff. Therefore, we ordered as if we all need, “said Director of Gellecum Trevor. Moreover, should any of the drugs, U.S. drug Tamiflu, not more than 20,000 units exported. The other drug is ordered in the Netherlands, it still does not know how many health Aruba can get.

      There are four drugs on the market against viral Flu as swine flu can be used. These are two proven resistant. Moreover, there is no medicine against swine flu. In Aruba, these medicines are not in stock because they are not often used and too expensive. In addition there are 300 suits for medical staff. According to Van Gellecum it is now especially important that people avoid infection by washing hands often and foot caps to help if someone in the neighborhood has flu symptoms.

      The medical care in Aruba by Department of Public Health is informed about the latest developments. The hospital, GPs and other healthcare facilities must report if they identify a suspected case. Of these persons, a blood sample is taken and tested but not in Aruba to the lab of Caribbean Epidemiology Center (Carcec) sent. It takes 3 to 7 days before the outcome is known. From Gellecum said yesterday at an emergency press conference that no blood samples were taken.

    114. Ottens on April 27th, 2009 7:10 pm

      I have watched a montage of several clips from the Excelsior Casino security camera on youtube.
      Does anyone knows if somebody post a comment about the timeline of the clips from the casino security camera?
      This is what i don’t understand:

      Joran entering casino at 19:51 05-29-2005
      Natalee entering casino at 20:58 05-29-2005

      So how can they sit at the same table at 20:25? Natalee wasn’t there jet.
      I believe this proves that even the casino is holding back information.

      (sorry for bay english my Dutch is better)

      Y.Ottens

      _____________________________
      SM: We were told the security cameras in the casino weren’t working properly for the time. (klaasend)

    115. crossbow on April 28th, 2009 11:17 am

      Waterboy (jerry)

      We go back aways. You with the land fill me with the abandoned mine.

      Based upon what I recently uncovered I am afraid the possiblity that Natalee was cremated now has better then a 90% possibility.
      Especially based upon what Yolanda has admitted.

    116. Bettyc on April 28th, 2009 1:02 pm

      I hope Aruba goes bankrupt and the officials that helped the murders of Natalee burn in hell forever. BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! UNTIL THEY ARE BANKRUPT….THIS PLACE IS FULL OF DEVILS AND VERY EVIL, I WOULD NO GO THERE OR SEND ANYONE THERE. IF ANYONE GOES IT MUST BE THEIR DEATH WISH…??? WHY GO TO SUCH A EVIL PLACE???

    117. crossbow on April 28th, 2009 2:45 pm

      114 SM: We were told the security cameras in the casino weren’t working properly for the time. (klaasend)
      It would seem that Willeim had a lot of problems with his security cameras.
      Once with Natalee.
      Second with the casino tapes
      Third the three men placing a girls body in a bag at the Holiday Inn Parking Lot.
      Fourth Joyce Buckley. No one saw her on tape get back to her parents room…Don’t tell me:
      I know it must be magic…LMAO

    118. Waterboy on April 28th, 2009 7:23 pm

      Crossbow,

      I would be very interested to read what you have discovered.

      Jerry

    119. Waterboy on April 28th, 2009 8:08 pm

      There was this young lad on 21 or so years named Joran. One day in the not too distant past in the heat of the day, he discovered that that there was a hole in his bottom. “How interesting,” he thought.

      He pondered this hole he had found. He studied it almost constantly. “Where did it come from? How did it get there? What is it’s significance? Does it have some deep hidden meaning? How unique I must be, because I have this hole in my bottom.”

      Then one day as he was walking along the beach in Aruba, he discovered a hole that a small rodent must have dug. “It looks just like mine”, he thought. This must be where the hole in my bottom came from. They are identical in every way.”

      Moral of the story—Joran can’t tell his a$$ from a hole in the ground.

      Jerry

    120. I.R.S NEXT on April 28th, 2009 9:39 pm

      JUST a FREINDLY REMINDER FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, TITLE I—COMBATING INTERNATIONAL
      TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
      SEC. 101. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAF­
      FICKING.
      Section 105(b) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
      (22 U.S.C. 7103(b)) is amended by inserting ‘‘the Secretary of Edu­
      cation,’’ after ‘‘the Secretary of Homeland Security,’’.
      SEC. 102. OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING.
      Section 105(e) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
      (22 U.S.C. 7103(e)) is amended—
      (1) in the subsection heading, by striking ‘‘SUPPORT FOR
      THE TASK FORCE’’ and inserting ‘‘OFFICE TO MONITOR AND
      COMBAT TRAFFICKING’’;
      (2) by striking ‘‘The Secretary of State is authorized to’’
      and inserting the following:
      ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of State shall’’; and
      (3) by adding at the end the following:
      ‘‘(2) COORDINATION OF CERTAIN ACTIVITIES.—
      ‘‘(A) PARTNERSHIPS.—The Director, in coordination and
      cooperation with other officials at the Department of State
      involved in corporate responsibility, the Deputy Under Sec­
      retary for International Affairs of the Department of Labor,
      and other relevant officials of the United States Govern­
      ment, shall promote, build, and sustain partnerships
      between the United States Government and private entities
      (including foundations, universities, corporations, commu­
      nity-based organizations, and other nongovernmental
      organizations) to ensure that—
      ‘‘(i) United States citizens do not use any item,
      product, or material produced or extracted with the
      use of labor from victims of severe forms of trafficking;

    121. Waterboy on April 29th, 2009 8:08 pm

      I can no longer get on the Mementomori Funeral Home web site. Can anyone else?

      This is a round-about way, courteously of Carpe, but here are pictures of those that died in Aruba (not all of course) in June o5. http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g130/arubapictures1/6.png

      05137 is M. Wever. Can anyone tell me how she died? She married into the Wever family, and I think they were divorced. She kept the name. Or maybe she is a Wever. Can anyone tell me if this is correct? In the larger picture that was on the Mementomori site, she was standing in a (possible a reception area—possible in a funeral home). Did she work at the Wever funeral home?

      5138—Was this guy a security guard? Is he one who committed suicide, by jumping off the top of a hotel?

      5139—Is this the 17 year old who worked at the Lighthouse restaurant, who died of an asthma attack?

      5140—Is this the guy who lived on the same street as the Vandersloots?

      All these deaths are interesting to me. Do they interest anyone else?

      This subject always brings the trolls out, so fire away trolls.

      Jerry

      __________________________
      SM: No, I cannot get onto the site either. Wonder if it’s permanently gone or temporary? (klaasend)

    122. crossbow on April 30th, 2009 12:11 pm

      121: 5148 worked at the CBA where Paulus banks.
      No I can’t get on either.
      Maybe Yolanda couldn’t stand the heat.
      Pun Intended!!!!!!

    123. Waterboy on April 30th, 2009 6:08 pm

      It’s been many months, maybe years; but I’m about 85% sure that 5148’s body was shipped out of the country for burial.

      Is there anyway to get back on the funeral homes web site?

      Venezuela’s young women have one of the highest death rate for ovarian cancer. I honestly can not tell you why. It’s a real killer.

      Jerry

    124. LegalWatchdog on May 1st, 2009 7:38 am

      Five killed in ‘assassination attempt’ on Dutch Royal Family

      The Dutch Royal Family looked on in horror yesterday as a car ploughed into a crowd of wellwishers, killing five and injuring twelve.

      The car smashed through two police barriers in an apparent attempt to ram the open-top bus carrying the royal party, which included Queen Beatrix, 71.

      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6201863.ece

    125. brandy on May 15th, 2009 8:19 am

      Dear Beth

      I am so sory to hear about your dother if there any thing i can do just let me know ok

      Thanks Brandy Copeland

    126. Nicole Persaud on June 15th, 2009 9:00 am

      Dear Beth,

      I could imagine the pain that you were going through That year when Natalee went missing.I hope that someday you will find clues on what had happened to Natalee the night she went missing.

      Yours Truly,
      Nicole Persaud

    127. ashley on July 1st, 2009 3:15 pm

      I can imagine wht u are going through. I still think that there is some hope she jite be alive. Even though she has been missing sence 2005 dont mean she is dead….i think thos boys should be put away for live or thy should be killed because ik they know wht happend to natalee. your truly, ashley

    128. Anna Catherine on July 11th, 2009 6:31 pm

      That is so sad I would hate it if that was my daughter or if that was me. RIP Natilee it’s so sad what those dutch boys did to you. Her mom must have been balling i would have too though. I really am sad about this. This is the first time I heard about this. July/12/2009. I know right i am late i wish this never happened to Natilee and i wish the best for her in heaven and her family.

      Anna Catherine
      R.I.P!!

    129. roel perez on November 27th, 2009 5:01 pm

      ITS SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT NATALIE, I AM SO SORRY FOR UR LOSS.. I BELEIVE THAT IT IS GREAT THAT UR BEIN STRONG BETH AND CONTINUE TO DO UR SPEECHES CAUSE I KNOW IT INSPIRES LOTS OF TEENS AND OTHERS SO KEEP UP THE HARD WORK BETH.. THE MOVIE WAS SO SAD I HAVE WATCHED OVER AND OVER CAN’T GET OVER IT

    130. Mr A Johnson on December 10th, 2009 10:41 pm

      Good morning Mrs.Beth Holloway
      I am so sorry that your daughter is missing.
      I knew had been over four years or five.
      And you haven’t heard anything yet,
      about your daughter in Aruba Mrs holloway
      have you ever tried a psychic and real professional psychic, that probably can help you.
      I know somebody out there can help you, as they are people, that have psychic abilities and can help you to look for your daughter,

    131. pink on December 12th, 2009 10:42 am

      this is absolutely crazy i am 17 years old have have been to Aruba 3 times with my family..everyone there is so nice and helpful, they really make you feel at home.Because Natalee made a dumb mistake you blame the country? what could that entire country possibly had to do with the disappearance of 1 girl. in the united states if you get into a car with random boys, it is a fact you will not come back alive,and people don’t boycott America..seriously grow upi truly have sympathy for her and her family but you can only blame so much on other people when she is the one who got into the car with them, when i am down there random boys ask me to come on a boat ride with them, how stupid could i possibly be to get on that boat? she put herself in danger and im sick of people blaming a country of by far the nicest people i have ever met in my life.
      __________
      SM: She made a dumb mistake like being targeted by 3 predators and slipped a date rape drug? A police, media, LE and govt then decided to cover it up and not prosecute or investigate those immediately for the crime.

      You are a 17 year old child who hasn’t a clue in the world as to what goes on around you. You are a fool to think that people are not targeted.

      I am older than 17, have been to Aruba starting in 1975 and it is not safe. It might have been more so in the 70′s and 80′s; however, not now.

      YOU SELF ABSORBED IDIOT!

      HEAVEN HELP YOU IF YOU ARE EVER IN THAT SITUATION.

      Then again, you think girls asked to be raped. Unreal.

      Get a clue.
      R

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    134. jayb on March 3rd, 2010 9:47 am

      hi,
      i hadn’t heard of natalee’s story till just recently because my school is also planning a trip across the country for summer of 2011.
      i’ve been watching all the videos and clips now and it saddens me greatly that someone could do that to such a young girl who had their whole life ahead of them.
      but the Holloways are now in my prayers and will be till she is found.
      god bless you all !

    135. jayb on March 3rd, 2010 9:47 am

      hi,
      i hadn’t heard of natalee’s story till just recently because my school is also planning a trip across the country for summer of 2011.
      i’ve been watching all the videos and clips now and it saddens me greatly that someone could do that to such a young girl who had their whole life ahead of them.
      but the Holloways are now in my prayers and will be till she is found.
      god bless you all !

    136. jayb on March 3rd, 2010 9:47 am

      hi,
      i hadn’t heard of natalee’s story till just recently because my school is also planning a trip across the country for summer of 2011.
      i’ve been watching all the videos and clips now and it saddens me greatly that someone could do that to such a young girl who had their whole life ahead of them.
      but the Holloways are now in my prayers and will be till she is found.
      god bless you all !

    137. sherry on March 7th, 2010 6:16 pm

      I think of Natalie every day since hearing about this horrible ordeal. I never knew her but for some reason i have always thought about her and her family. It is such a sad tragedy and only wish Natalie could have been found.
      I saw the movie about her tragedy when it was first aired and i will watch again tonight.
      I will keep Natalie and her family in my prayers.

    138. shadi on May 13th, 2010 8:46 am

      I will pray for yawl. And that one day that your daughter would show up.

    139. Mindy McQuerrey on June 8th, 2010 12:00 pm

      Natalie….I have been consumed with your case for the last 5 years. I think about you daily. I am 22 years old and have gotten in cars with strangers and have led a very trusting life being from a small town in Missouri. I want you to know that because of what has happened I have been extra cautious in my life. I have taken self defense classes and was able to use them as I was approached in my residence elevator while going home one night at about 3:00 am. I never would have taken those classes if I hadn’t been so obsessed by this case. My attackers words to be exact were “you are never going home again”. He was arrested that night as I was able to get away and he will hopefully never have the chance to do that again. I moved out of the building two weeks later. Thank you Natalie for showing me what I needed to do!! Although I never knew you…you saved my life and were there in a strange way. You are an angel keeping girls safe all over the world. I will continue to follow your case until he is brought to Justice. I believe that God was with you in your final moments. You were in peace. He is a good God and would not allow it any other way.

    140. dennis from holland europe on September 8th, 2010 3:59 pm

      FIRST WANTED TO SAY..REALY A SHAME WHAT HAPPEND WHIT NATALEE,BUT ALL THAT STUPID COMMENTS LIKE BOYCOT ARUBA AND HOLLAND IS THIS OR THAT….REALY IRRITATES ME,THIS IS TYPICALL HOW YOU AMERICANS ARE.IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MAN FROM USA WHO WAS SUSPECT OF THE DISAPEAR OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY,IT WOULD NOT BE THAT BIG ON THE NEWS WORLD WIDE,BUT NOW AL MEDIA AND BRAINLEES PEOPLE HAVE AN OPINION…YOU AMERICANS ARE REALY FAKE PEOPLE AND STUPID TOO AND WHY WAS IT SO IMPORTANT TO MAKE A MOVIE OF NATALEE??THERE ARE PEOPLE MURDERED EVERY DAY,WHY IS NATALEE A MORE SPECIAL VICTOM THEN OTHERS?REMEMBER ITS REALY BAD WHAT HAPPEND AND SAD..BUT AL THAT HYPE BECAUSE SOME STUPID PEOPLE WALK WHIT THE WIND ..REALY USA SHOULD LOOK IN HIS OWN MIRROR FOR EXAMPLE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE LIKE IN THE IRAK WAR THEY ALSO DID NOT ASKED TO BE KILLED,AND ONE GIRL OF USA DISAPEARD AND NOW THE WHOLE WORLD IS ON FIRE??USA GO FUCK YOURSELF!!AND I F I WAS NATELEES MOTHER I WOULD NOT MAKE A MOVIE BEHINF THE THE BACK OF A DEAD DAUGHETR SHAME ON YOU…SORRY BUT THATS THE WAY I SEE THIS.YOU AMERICANS ARE REALY GOOD ON JUDGING PEOPLE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD …BUT TAKE LOOK AT YOURSELFS!!!!DUMB ASSES

    141. Kim on November 1st, 2010 11:55 pm

      Saw this movie and it amused me and shocked me when I saw the part when her mom and Natalee where shopping for her clothes to her class trip and her mom was influencing her to buy short skirts and tops and bikinis. Humm…
      _____________
      SM: Were you expecting Natalee to buy a Bhurka to go to Aruba? Are you for real?
      R

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    144. Chaille on March 9th, 2012 6:05 am

      Really?!?!? Probably the worst movie ever!? Look people go missing every day! Peole get killed. Crazy murders out there. I feel bad for there family but shit happens!!!!!! Not to the family but to all the idiots who care so much about a story about a dead girl!!! Wake the f up. How bout you focus on people dying or in the streets and help them. Not sone random girl who is fat but still borderline decent and make a difference. She’s not the first probably won’t be the last (unfortunately) but that’s f’ing life.
      ________________
      SM: Obviously you have no clue what this site does, read up and inform yourself before you write an ignorant comment and make a fool of yourself.

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