Investigation to Take Place in Aruba for Corruption and Misgovernment … Go Figure … Corrupt or Safe, You Make the Call
CORRUPTION IN ARUBA … REALLY?
Say it isn’t so Joe, what a shocker … corruption in Aruba, who would have thunk it!
The corruption investigation will go on … As reported in Amigoe, an independent investigation will take place on possible corruption and “misgovernment” on Aruba. Aruban Premier Nelson Oduber (MEP) announced earlier that there would be no investigation on corruption on the island. What else would one expect Oduber to say say seeing that it id his party in power and who will be scrutinized. For those that would claim that Aruba is “One Safe Island,” never mind the fact that such a notion would be lost on the family of missing and presumed dead Natalee Holloway. Can one really expect the truth when even the Netherlands states that there is corruption at the highest levels?
Corruption in Aruba … Talk about going out on a limb
By that, she referred to the quoted abuses with governmental institutes of Aruba, in her letter to the Dutch parliament. “You will of course at least need investigation methods to determine this”, says the State Secretary.
However, Premier Oduber did not want to elaborate yesterday as to what the plan of approach should imply, except that it particularly should enervate ‘tall stories’.
On the question if the plan of approach also implies an investigation on possible corruption, he then responded with a ‘no’: “The plan of approach is not an investigation. The Kingdom has no right whatsoever to investigate internal affairs of Aruba.”
The Netherlands have long been worried and accused Aruba of corruption.
The questions are about the political climate on Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles as a result of the interview in the Volkskrant newspaper with former deputy Attorney General (PG) Nico Jörg, who described the climate as being ‘dismal’. Brinkman asked whether the Dutch Minister was aware of ‘the serious allegations of examples of corruption, such as confusion of interests, lobbying for political reasons and nepotism in Aruba” and what the Minister has subsequently done with this information
A pattern of corruption always starts at the top and trickles down to most every aspect that it touches, especially on a small island country like Aruba where it is easy to perpetrate fraud and corruption. With a pattern of corruption at play, are we supposed to believe that there was not one present in Aruba when the police and government officials dealt with the disappearance and investigation into missing Natalee Holloway?
The Lower Chamber regarding the status of the government of Aruba’. The package is a bundle of letters, all of recent dates, from the Aruban Attorney General, the head of the National Criminal Investigation Department, the directors of Aliens organization IASA, and the KIA-prison, police force chief Peter de Witte, and the registry of the Court in First Instance. The letters are particularly refutations of the raised abuses by the Dutch State Secretary in her letter of May 25th. The institutes especially allege that Bijleveld was not informed correctly, and used inaccurate and obsolete information in her report.
Aruban officials have claimed recently the the Natalee Holloway case is near an end. However, we would state that did it every really begin? It was also not to long ago that Dutch official Hero Brinkman called the Aruban Natalee Holloway instigators, “corrupt as hell”.
EXIT QUESTION: Can one really not think there was corruption when a case where 3 suspects were last seen with a missing girl driving away, the same three suspects lie about dropping the victim off at a hotel, then point fingers at innocent people, then continually lie in declaration to the police and even confess to crimes against the victim not once but twice. All this being said, Aruba still does not prosecute. Corruption? You make the call.