April 18, 2009

THE NETHERLANDS: ARUBA ON CORRUPTION LIST


WILLEMSTAD — The Dutch government is checking the possibility of an investigation performed by the Transparency International into Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles. This appears from answers on a list of 46 questions of the stationary committee for the Netherlands Antilles and Aruban Affairs (Naaz) with regard to the letter of State secretary of Kingdom relations Ank Bijleveld-Schouten (CDA) about the status of the policy on the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.


The world wide non-governmental organization Transparency International is focused on restraining international and national corruption and targets for a world without corruption. Corruption is viewed by the organization as ‘misuse of entrusted power for own profit’.


Besides considering an investigation against corruption, Bijleveld wants to raise the matter of an investigation regarding the experience of corruption with the Antillean and Aruba government. 


“Corruption and integritity are recurring subjects which I regularly discuss with the governors of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. During future conversations I shall bring up the carrying out of an investigation regarding the experience of the population with reference to corruption”, the State secretary answering the question if she ‘will stimulate the governors of the island to investigate the corruption and the influence hereof on the politics so that actual statistics become available.”


Priority

“Improvement of the quality of government and the tackling of the corruption are prioritities in my policy”, says Bijleveld. “I follow three routes: 1. I make demands in the process. In that framework the islands must formulate and implement a code corporate governance. In this code it is, amongst other, regulated how to associate with assigning governors. Also now supervision will be applicable to various tasks. The Cft will e.g. supervise on the budget position, performance and responsibility. I offer support. 3. I talk to the governors about their responsibilities and if necessary inform the Public Prosecutor. If these three steps are not sufficient, then there is also the possibility to discuss the integrity of the government management in the Government Council of Ministers.”

 

Transparency International

Transparency International consists of several regional organizations (also in the Netherlands) and has its centrum in Berlin (Germany). The organization has several work area’s: humanitarian, corruption undermining and disturbs development and leads to increasing of violation of human rights; democratic, corruption underming democracies and in particular the achievement of development countries and countries in transite-phases; ethnic, society; practical, corruption undermining the functioning of markets and refrains people of the advantages hereof.

More information on www.transparency.org



22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Transparency International will soon rotate the courtroom of the International Court of Criminal Justice among the NATO member countries, in 2011, possibly the courtroom will be assigned to the UN headquarters in New York City for a duration of two years. Natalee Holloway might have hear case heard there.

Anonymous said...

In the movie Tracy Pollan brings her heartfelt pains and hopes to the Cross for her missing daughter Natalee Holloway, the American people weeps with her. Aruba is eternally condemned in Hell.

Anonymous said...

The new Natalee Holloway movie also hinted the cold heartness of the past Bush administration, a U.S. vice-consul was sent to stop the FBI investigation of the rape and murder of Natalee Holloway by dirty old ugly Dutchman Joran van der Sloot now fleeing in Thailand.

Anonymous said...

The American people are very angry with Aruba, and continue to boycott Aruba. The scar of rape and murder of Natalee by Joran in their heartstring pulls more unberable pain and outrage in their temperment when watching the Natalee Holloway movie. The bankers get very angry, and stop loaning money to Aruba for their Florida travel conventions adverting budget. Aruba has lost 90% of ther April bookings so far. The boycott is strong and working against Aruba's tourism. All cruise ships but one from Africa stops going to Aruba completely due to Aruba's crimes and notorities.

Anonymous said...

2008 "Worst Year" In Fortune 500 History
Exclusive: First Look At Magazine's Annual List Reveals 84.7% Decline In Profits Among 500 Largest Companies

There is no doubt that Aruba was hit the hardest by the boycott. Aruba lost over 50% of their market share of the American tourists last year. Their tourism can never recover.

Anonymous said...

Fox purchased a limited lease of the movie. It will be broadcasted next week along with the Greta show. There are still plenty of interest and outcry in the American public at what have happened to Natalee Holloway and her mother Beth Holloway. And people want to watch the Natalee Holloway movie again and again and boycott Aruba more.

Anonymous said...

More horrors will be revealed that the body might be dismembered and dumped to the ocean twice to avoid detections by the Natalee Holloway moive. The Aruban Pond was one of the many crime scenes. The moive will enrage the American public more. The coverups will damage Aruba’s tourism industry to the point of no return. More and more tourists are boycotting Aruba.

Anonymous said...

Florida's Gulf Coast was crawling with shady real estate investors like Neil Husani during this decade's housing boom. According to the U.S. Attorney's office in Tampa, Husani and three co-conspirators working with his Sarasota-based Capital Force, Inc., bilked seven area banks out of $83 million in a mortgage fraud scheme. Between 2003 and 2006, they bought up dozens of properties, used false information to secure mortgages far in excess of the actual property values, then pocketed the difference, which amounted to more than $40 million. The properties went into foreclosure and the banks, as well as the surrounding communities, were left holding the bag. Two of Husani's partners recently pleaded guilty to the conspiracy; another was convicted, and Husani, whose trial is pending in the U.S., has been arrested in Jordan, where he awaits extradition.

Many Aruba timeshares are linked to the Florida mortgage lending deals for tax evasion purposes. This investigation is triggered by the Natalee Holloway moive and the ArubanBoycott grassroot movement. Aruba have many recent ties to the mafia in Florida.

Anonymous said...

2008:
Side scanning by Persistence at Monserat Pond.

2009:
Dave Holloway's search of the Monserat Pond.
Beth's production.

Robin is bitter about the new TV movie.

Anonymous said...

Beth in someway does support boycotting Aruba. Dave don't. He still trusts Aruba fully. The Natalee Holloway moive can tell the difference. The American people are convinced the boycotting is the only way to get Aruba to return Natalee's remains to her parents in USA. Boycotting is the only resolution left, even the Dutch government agrees with the American authorities.

Anonymous said...

The movie tonight will convince many more people to boycott Aruba. Aruba needs to speak up and save their tourism. The movie puts Aruba right back into the very bad spotlight, the whole world is condemning the Aruban government officials and Oduber who once promised to find Natalee Holloway. He is recently also suspected of raping Natalee by Joran van der Sloot's blackmail. It's going to be revealed in tonight's movie.

Anonymous said...

Seems like tonight's movie is the biggest news of Sunday. Everyone wants to watch the movie and then boycott Aruba for its bad conducts and coverups.

Anonymous said...

The movie has strengthened the boycott against Aruba. Many tourists think Arubans are dangerous, arrogant and low life. They will never visit Aruba again. Aruba lost 70% market share of the American toursts after the movie premier, according to the poll. The Dutch government warns Aruban government about contiuing coverup of the rape and murder of Natalee Holloway.

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Anonymous said...

The president and his wife watched the movie. They are sure it's a big coverup. The American authorities intensify the boycotting of Aruba.

Anonymous said...

Dutch news


Antilles HIV patients face huge drugs bills
Published: Monday 20 April 2009 10:26 UTC
Last updated: Monday 20 April 2009 11:55 UTC
The treatment of HIV/AIDS patients in the Netherlands Antilles is up to 40 times more expensive than it is elsewhere in the Caribbean. The figure emerges from a report released by the Dutch branch of the humanitarian aid agency Doctors of the World. In Haiti, the treatment of an HIV/AIDS patient costs 300 euros a year. The same treatment would cost 11,000 euros a year in the Netherlands Antilles.

Doctors of the World has previously said it was unacceptable that the Dutch government annually spends millions of euros on combating HIV/AIDS in developing countries while neglecting the treatment of the disease in its own overseas territories. The organisation says people carrying the HIV virus in the Netherlands Antilles face unaffordably high prices for the drugs they require. Insurance companies say they will not be able to bear the cost in the long term, and many people in the island group have no health insurance anyway.

Because the island group is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands it is not regarded as being among the developing countries. Such countries often have similar numbers of HIV positive patients and a comparable income level, but are eligible for lower prices for anti-retroviral drugs. Due to Dutch patent law, only patented drugs are available in the Netherlands Antilles and not cheaper generic medicines. In response to the concerns raised by Doctors of the World, last month MPs supported a motion in parliament calling on the government to enable the sale of generic drugs in the Dutch Caribbean islands.

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The boycott of Aruba gets red hot after the movie premier last night.

The advisory to potential American tourists to Aruba is Aruba has 75% of HIV cases coveruped by the Aruba government. So Aruba is very HIV dangerous, don't go there.

Anonymous said...

ARUBA 99 PERCENT BY CORRUPTION. The movie emphasied the NO BODY NO CASE doctrine. The theme is heavily biased by the Aruban government side of their own version of Natalee Holloway story. One of the authors of the movie script had contacts with the AHTA, and he works for AP currently. His friend wrote the first review in Birmingham News last week.

Anonymous said...

The movie has imprinted the American people their mindset to boycott Aruba at any given opportunity, like not buying the Aruba or Dutch made products and electronics, not buying the Aruban timeshares and hotel chain vacation packages.

Anonymous said...

The Arubans are so unhappy to see their tourism further destroyed by the Natalee Holloway movie which has convinced many more people to boycott Aruba.

Anonymous said...

The movie pointed out the Arubans do not use the sex protection. Their HIV and AIDS cases are completely coveruped by the Aruban government. The HIV can kill off the whole new generation of the unborn Arubans and their tourism. The new boycott focuses on the danger of HIV infections in Aruba, and it's working. All the travel agents told their customers that they can get infected by AIDS carrier Arubans working in the hotels and restaurants. So don't go to Aruba.

Anonymous said...

The Americans like the Natalee Holloway movie a lot. They all decide to boycott Aruba by telling their relatives and friends not to visit Aruba. In two days time, over five hundreds of cancellations on Aruba airline seats and hotel rooms have been reported. Aruba's tourism economy has been completely destroyed by the movie.

Anonymous said...

I'm GLAD over 500 cancellations were made to to Aruban airlines&hotels....I wish they would never see another American dollar (unfortunately, there are stupid people everwhere, we can't help it) I knew what happenned to Natalee within a day of hearing it....I stayed at that SAME shitty hotel on that same SHITTY island once, but I came back alive, I wish that island would sink right into the ocean! what comes around goes around....