May 30, 2009

WHAT DOES FOUR YEARS OF DAMAGE LOOK LIKE?




Has the injustice of Natalee Holloway wrecked a permanent havoc on Aruba’s tourism, economy and reputation for the last four years?

Let’s see…


EXHIBIT A:

 

Google “Aruba Boycott” and get 1,400 hits.

Google, “Boycott and Natalee Holloway” and get 22,700 hits.

Google, “Boycott Aruba” and get 26,000 hits.

Do I need to try other search engines to make my point?


 

EXHIBIT B:


In 2008 alone:

The E! Network put out two “documentaries”.  One was “The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway”; and “20 Most Shocking Unsolved Crimes” in which Natalee’s case was listed as the #1 “most shocking” unsolved crime.

This was above Jimmy Hoffa. 

Above the Zodiac Killer. 

Above Jon Benet Ramsey. 

Amazing!

2008 also gave us A&E’s Bill Kurtis and the famous series “American Justice” that produced an hour special on Natalee’s case.  Using a different take, the show focused more on the ongoing recovery efforts to find Natalee’s body.

Haunting Evidence did an hour special using a psychic and some “ghost buster” toys in order to find out the truth of what Joran did with Natalee that last night.


…AND DON’T FORGET!  The Peter de Vries Special that changed EVERYTHING.


ABC’s 20/20 with Chris Cuomo did an hour long story on Natalee’s case up to date, including the aftermath of the “Peter de Vries Hidden Camera” scandal, and Joran’s “side job” of “alleged” sex trafficking of women between the borders of Thailand and the Netherlands…all conveniently caught on secret videotape.

A “Sex, Lies and Videotape” of the new millennium?  Could be…

Last, but never least…Greta van Susteren’s “career changing interview” with Joran after her multi-month man hunt across the globe to obtain interviews with witnesses and Joran himself who told Greta on camera that he did not kill Natalee, but sold her to an unknown man in Aruba for $10,000 after two brief exchanges in the casinos of Aruba.

Hours after the taped “confession”, Joran contacted Greta via email and recanted his entire story.

 

EXHIBIT C:


Only half way through 2009…

The Natalee Holloway Story was produced by the Lifetime Movie Network and was viewed by a record setting 3.2 million people when it aired in April of 2009.  It was the highest viewed movie in Lifetime’s 11-year history.

 

ENOUGH SAID


When in history has a “missing person-turned-corruption-case” garnered so much worldwide attention, especially after four years?

It is because of the people.  These are the "little people" with a HUGE voice that want to see justice.  They want to see the new developments or what Joran’s new lie will be.  They want to see punishment for those involved, and they want Natalee’s family to obtain closure.

The media feeds off what the public wants to see and hear.  Thanks to the media, Natalee’s case has never “gone cold”.  With every movie, documentary and book, Aruba’s massive wound continues to rip open with an increase of pain each time.

I know there are people out there who have no clue of Natalee Holloway.  However when I mention to someone that I write a blog about Natalee Holloway, and they say, “Who?”  The only words I need to use to jog their memories are “Aruba” and “missing”. 

Ah ha!  It works every time.

Each time just one person mentions her case to another person, those negative images and stories are stored either in one's immediate conscious or will lie in the subconscious. 

Perhaps that particular conversation knowingly or not, will be the cause of one less person visiting Aruba.

OH, and by the way, Carlos-n-Charlies in Aruba closed (due to the poor economy..yuk, yuk...)





77 comments:

Cherry said...

I LOVE IT! CARLOS AND CHARLIE'S IS CLOSED!

I can't beleive it's been 4 yrs. God Bless the Holloways.

God Bless you for being such a good friend and writing about Boycott Aruba.

I am sure it has saved many young women misery and pain.

Thank you, I'm remembering Natalee and praying for her family.

Anonymous said...

The Aruba tourism bubble bursted due to coverup of Natalee's rape and murder by the corrupt Aruban government.

Anonymous said...

The Aruba tourism bubble bursted due to coverup of Natalee's rape and murder by the corrupt Aruban government.

Anonymous said...

Air conditioning and distilled water had helped Aruba transformed into a paradise resort island by the UN and US sponsored World Bank funding. Now the money dries up due to the severe boycotting forces. Without the artificail amenities, no tourists will come and all the hotels have to shut down.

Anonymous said...

Aruba is runnig of phenomenal growth. Its name has been soiled and defiled by Joran van der Sloot into a rapist murder island. Everyone shunts Aruba, Aruba is sunk.

Anonymous said...

Aruba is a failed Dutch foreign policy by over-building hotels on the island to coverup the main Antillies Kingdom income source -- drug trades and human trafficking.

Anonymous said...

The Aruba Americana is a stalled timeshare project which stands unfinished and becomes a eye sore attracting homeless, druggy, rapist and murderer bad people who attack the American tourists in nearby hotels.

Anonymous said...

Aruba is a curse. There is a twilight belief in US that when Aruba is completely destroyed, the US economy will recover quickly. So by not vacationing in Aruba, it will kill Aruba quickly and save America.

Anonymous said...

Aruba is a curse. There is a twilight belief in US that when Aruba is completely destroyed, the US economy will recover quickly. So by not vacationing in Aruba, it will kill Aruba quickly and save America.

Anonymous said...

Mortgage Rates Creeping Up. Kill Aruba is like the movie Kill Bill. Aruba is the Evil One. The president knows that. Aruba has to be terminated so that America is save. Many stimulus money have been stolen and laundering in Aruba. Aruba is again causing the banking corruptions and crisis since 2005.

Anonymous said...

The Aruba case is anything but ordinary, and it appears the Dutch government will lease Aruba to a superpower country for a hundred years to reorganize the old Aruba. The Dutch government can't no longer handle Aruba in their own Dutch way. Aruba always managed to twist the Dutch law to its advantage. American law seems appropriate for the new Aruba.

Louis said...

Although it has been 4 long years, it is not over and will NOT be until Natalee is found and returned home.

Anonymous said...

Aruba burned on May 30, there were no American tourists arriving at airport yesterday. Aruba is very silent on that matter. The whole island is very gloomy about its future. The Dutch government like it that way so that Aruba can be put under control of the Dutch law.

Anonymous said...

New rules requiring passports or new high-tech documents to cross U.S. borders go into effect Monday
A lot of people don't have their passports, and they are in no mood visiting Aruba. The American authorities predict that the entire Aruban tourism will be wiped out this summer.

Anonymous said...

Prime minister says he is a Calvinist
Published: Sunday 31 May 2009 11:40 UTC
Last updated: Sunday 31 May 2009 12:31 UTC
The 500th birthday of John Calvijn was commemorated in the Large Church in Dordrecht on Saturday. The church reformer was born on 10 July 1509. He founded the Dutch reform church, which still has great influence on Dutch society today. This year has been declared Year of Calvinism.

One of the speakers at the commemoration is Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. He says the idea that people should be responsible for their own deeds should be made central to society again. Calvinism preaches that there is huge personal responsibility for the choices people make. It is a moral duty to use the freedom of choice to do good. The prime minister said in recent years this idea has largely disappeared.

He also stated that he was pleased that 2009 was getting a great deal of attention. "My reformed upbringing remains a source of inspiration and an anchor in difficult times. So yes, I dare to call myself a Calvinist."

Aruba deserves the punishment for the coverup of Natalee Holloway's rape and murder by Aruban Dutchman Joran van der Sloot. There are no American tourists arriving at airport today. The hotels have to shut down soon for lack of tourists.

Kathleen Connell said...

Every time anyone mentions a cruise I bring up, "You're not planning to go to Aruba, are you?". We can't let people forget. There is no difference between them and Natalee - it could be them next and people need to make that connection. That's what's sometimes missing in their minds. We are too far removed from people "we don't know", but that's wrong - we should all be looking out for each other whether we "know" each other or not. Prayers go out to Natalee and her family and you Michelle for keeping it going........you troublemaker!

Anonymous said...

The American people remember Natalee Holloway this day by boycotting Aruba more, they are not buying any Aruba travel and aloe products.

Anonymous said...

The international insurance companies are less willing to back up Aruba against potential disasters. It's just too much risk with Aruba's wanton Dutch law enforcement style. The airlines and cruise ships are moving away from Aruba quickly for fear of the unexpected losses and lawsuits.

Anonymous said...

The news media have noticed that the more Americans are passionate about boycotting Aruba in its full entirety on these hot 2009 summer days. Aruba is only a fair game, and deserves what it does to the American people. The news media will have a full reporting on Aruba's empty hotels and beaches. Some beach cams have been disabled by Aruba government to prevent bad publicity.

Anonymous said...

A Dutch police spokesperson confirmed that the Council of Chief Superintendents is seeking to use all the special powers it has to crack down on child porn producers and users coming from the websites hosted by Aruba ATA servers.

Anonymous said...

Aruba is all but done. On Monday the central bank will release the 2nd quarter tourists number. The number is the worst in the last 37 years of Aruba tourism development.

Anonymous said...

On Monday Aruban government will blame all its troubles on Judge Rik Smid, Joran van der Sloot and Hans Mos for the mishandling of Natalee's case. Aruban government will double gurantee the safety of every American tourist coming to the island. If the tourist is killed in Aruba, the body will be found immediately and returned to American consulate's office.

Anonymous said...

Some Arubans look very violent personalities in Joran's new blog pictures posted in a Aruban website in Thailand.

Anonymous said...

Joran said he doesn't give a s**t to Aruba, and Aruba goes to hell.

Anonymous said...

The Arubans suffered the emotional breakdown when there were no American tourists visiting Aruba last weekend.

Anonymous said...

The Arubans are not ready to accept the bad news about the breakdown of their tourists industries.

Anonymous said...

Aruban government has to walk the talk to prove its island is safe and happy, not just coverup and injustice words. The Arubans always distort the Dutch law.

Anonymous said...

The Aruban government increased the salaries of their police officers, and asked them to arrest the demonstrators more freguently. Currently the unemployment rate is over 60% on the Dutch island nation.

Anonymous said...

Hans Mos wrote down his last words that all the crucial rape and murder data were lost at sea, there was nothing he could do about the Natalee's case, but he left the case open for the next new prosecutor to look at it.

Anonymous said...

The Dutch political experts warn Aruba government of the prolonged coverup of Natalee's rape and murder can only alienate the American people and strenghten the boycott consequences.

Anonymous said...

The damaged Aruba image has to be repaired as soon as possible, said the Interpol. The crimes rate rises sharply in Aruba because of Aruba's notorious coverup of Natalee Holloway's rape and murder by ole Dutchman Joran van der Sloot.

Anonymous said...

MEP Prime Minister Nelson Oduber should not seek re-election in September, said the State secretary of the Kingdom Relations, Ank Bijleveld-Schouten (CDA). Oduber is the bad Dutch law representative who ruined Aruba's future since 2005.

Anonymous said...

AVP is much more friendly to US and the tourists. They welcome FBI. They are not as secretive and corrupt as MEP.

Anonymous said...

The Aruban-Americans relationship is at all times low due to the four years coverup of Natalee case. The Dutch government has demoted Aruba down to a "outcast" status, meaning every Aruban government official will be under investigation for corruptions and money laundering in Holland and US.

Anonymous said...

Arubans are extremists in the continuing coverup of Natalee Holloway's rape and murder by ole dirty Aruban Dutchman Joran van der Sloot. Boycott Aruba For Ever.

Anonymous said...

Remake Aruba. The people of Aruba have the courage to cry out and help to bring justice for Natalee Holloway. They want to boycott Nelson Oduber. They demand Nelson Oduber resign immediately and form a new government to arrest Joran van der Sloot. Boycott Oduber! Remake Aruba!

Anonymous said...

The American people are united to keep atrocities such as the rape murder and body disposal of Natalee by the Aruban government and Joran from happening again in Aruba. Boycott Aruba! There are fewer than 20 American tourists on the island. They own the timeshares and are lawyers and strong supporters of Aruba.

Anonymous said...

For more than four years, the grief and outrage over what happened to Natalee Holloway have not diminished. The American people will not forget and will never visit Aruba until Joran van der Sloot is arrested and prosecuted by the Interpol and ICC.

Anonymous said...

The American authorities are quietly targeting the American Arubans on tax evasion and money laundering operations. This is an advanced step in the boycotting of Aruba.

Anonymous said...

Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has said he does not regard the result of Thursday’s European parliamentary elections in the Netherlands as a judgment of government policy.


However, speaking after a cabinet meeting on Friday, Mr Balkenende said he does see the result as a stimulus to the governing coalition to “deal firmly with issues where necessary, especially in Europe”.

Mr Balkenende stressed that the elections were at European not national level, and anyway present a mixed picture of public opinion, as both pro-European and euro-sceptic parties made gains.

He said that the rise of Geert Wilders rightwing Freedom Party might create the impression abroad that “populism is triumphing in the Netherlands”, but he rejected this idea. He pointed out that pro-European parties remain in the majority.

In reference to the Freedom Party’s anti-Muslim stance, the Christian Democrat prime minister said, “I don’t want to live in a country in which people are sidelined because of their religion.”

According to the provisional results, the Freedom Party has proved to be the biggest winner in the elections, entering the European Parliament with four seats. The Labour Party was the biggest loser, retaining only three of its seven seats. The Christian Democrats remain the largest party with five seats.

Balkenende is pro-Aruba. Geert Wilders is anti-Aruba. Hero Brinkman is good friend of Wilders. Both Wilders and Hero will be investigating Nelson Oduber of Aruba of the coverup of the rape and murder of Natalee by Joran. Wilders will be most likely the next new Dutch Prime Minister.

Anonymous said...

The moment is now for the American people to act on and boycott Aruba to the complete collapse of Aruba's tourism industries and economy. Then the American people will all know the truth.

Anonymous said...

Cruise Tourism thrives on hotels remain empty
6 Jun, 2009, 16:55 (GMT -04:00)

ORANJESTAD –– In its monthly report published yesterday on the month in March 2009 message, the Central Bank of Aruba, the Aruban economy is weakened. In particular, the tourism industry, the heavy.

Aruba's tourism is on free fall and spinaling down. The May tourism number wass very discouraging, only 12% hotel occupancy rate. The boycott is working extremely well and very deadly against the Aruban government for their on-going coverup of Natalee's rape and murder by Joran. Boycott Aruba!

Anonymous said...

There is no humility in the Aruban people, and therefore no leadership in Aruban Dutch justice. The nation of Aruba is bound to fail and perish from earth under the ArubanBoycott grassroots movement. As of today, Aruban hotels is over 90% empty. There were no American tourists coming last Friday.

Anonymous said...

The US authorities will work with the Interpol to take over the Natalee case. Joran is on the hot list.

Anonymous said...

Aruba is extreme, but not crazy, just depraved. Boycott Aruba!

Anonymous said...

The Dutch Kingdom is fractured and fragmented. This is undoubtedly the end result of the mishandling of Natalee case in Aruba.

Anonymous said...

Left-wing parties wanted the government to introduce a law making it compulsory for Dutch sex-site owners and operators to provide evidence that everything on their site is above board.

But according to Dutch Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin this is not realistic. He said it would be going "really far" to expect the owners of these sites to hold copies of the identity papers of all of the models involved.

Many child porn sites are hosted in Aruba to get by the underage girls issues. Aruba's new law now allow 12 years old to be trained as sex workers.

Anonymous said...

Feds freeze $30 million of online poker players' assets.

This operation is part of the boycotting Aruba efforts. Many online poler sites are sponsored by Aruba for the purpose of money laundering. Joran van der Sloot is still playing Aruba online poker gaming from Thailand.

Anonymous said...

Aruba tries to woo back tourists by free round trip airfare starting Friday.

Anonymous said...

Parliament on Tuesday also rejected another motion from Brinkman which called for an investigation by Dutch detectives (Rijksrecherche) into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway on Aruba in May 2005. Brinkman wants the detectives to particularly look at the first ten days of the disappearance of the young American woman.

Bijleveld-Schouten pointed out during last week’s meeting in Parliament that Dutch detectives didn’t have the authority to investigate on Aruba. She explained that the federal detectives (Landsrecherche) were already carrying out an investigation. Only the PVV supported Brinkman’s motion.

The current Dutch government is anti-US, pro-Queen and por-Aruba, you have to wait for the drastic change when Wilder becomes the Dutch Prime Minister.

Anonymous said...

The poll shows the American people strongly support the boycotting of Aruba. A good job is hard to find in Aruba. The small tourists shops in Aruba lost complete sales and feel betrayed by Aruban government by heavy license fees and business property tax.

Anonymous said...

The boycotting Aruba movement have drastic damaging effects on Aruba's American tourists based economy. The central bank says in its newest estimates that unemployment in Aruba may rise to 90,000 by September. That is 65% of the working class in Aruba. Currently Aruba is in a deep recession which has quickly worsened into some very uncertain civil disobedience in the population.

Anonymous said...

Online poker, a $9 billion to $12 billion a year industry, is legally a gray area, experts told ABCNews.com. Washington is the only state with a law on its books that bans residents from playing on the Internet. The sites themselves, however, are not allowed to operate in the United States and are all registered overseas.

Aruba is the hotspot for online poker sites. Aruba has evolved into a evil money laundering machine for drug lords who also poker with bank issued gift cards.

Anonymous said...

In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders' far right Freedom Party (PVV) appears to be the biggest winner of the European Union elections.

Geert Wilders and Hero Brinkman have support of all the young Dutch people. They predict to win the Dutch parliament majority seats in 2010. Wilders and Brinkman are very anti-Aruba government corruptions and coverups of Natalee's rape and murder by Joran van der Sloot.

Anonymous said...

Reuters
Valero to shut Aruba refinery due to poor margins
06.11.09, 02:20 PM EDT

The BBO tax on the refinery is way too much, no US comapanies can afford it. The refinery is shutdown indefinitely until the Aruban government is reorganised to get rid of the coverups of Natalee case, and to arrest Joran van der Sloot. So that the BBO tax can come down.

Anonymous said...

Dutch police have re-arrested a notorious drugs trafficker. Charles Z. was picked up on Thursday in a large-scale operation by the Dutch national police against the trade of soft drugs. Police searched several premises in the Netherlands simultaneously.

Charles Z. and his girlfriend Scarlet D. are suspected of laundering 1 million euros. The drug dealer was overpowered by a special squad on a parking lot next to the A1 motorway between Apeldoorn and Amersfoort. Scarlet D. was picked up in Spain. Ten other people were arrested.

A 53-year-old former racecar driver, Charles Z. is also suspected of managing the large scale exploitation of cannabis plantations. The police uncovered eight of his cannabis plantations last year. Earlier, he served 5 years in prison for drugs trafficking. In 2005 he was sentenced to pay back 22 million euros; money he earned through illicit practices. The Dutch public prosecutor suspects that in the same year Mr Z. ordered 1 million euros of criminal money from Luxembourg bank accounts to be paid to a race team in Indianapolis.

Mr Z. is from Aruba snd well connected with ALE. He knows Joran van der Sloot who plans to open a pot coffee shop in Thailand.

Anonymous said...

The unemployment rate is 65 percent, the largest in the Kingdom, inflation is in the double digits in Aruba. The sitting Aruban government prime minister Nelson Oduber is tightening the Internet voting sites for September election. He says he already has the support of Queen Beatrix's votes.

Anonymous said...

We bought a time share in Aruba almost 20 years ago. We spent 2 weeks every year in Aruba and had a wonderful time every time we went. The Arubans are warm and pleasant people and deserve to be thought of in the kindest of terms. Unfortunately there are the rest of the residents of Arua- the Dutch elite, the druggies, the criminal element, etc. We sold our time share the same year that Natalie "vanished." We will never go back to Aruba, but think it is important for the world to realize the the average Arubian is a kind and considerate person. Don't blame the average populus for the problems on the island. But don't go there for any reason. It's a shame to make the average Sruban suffer the economic downturn caused by the bad elements on the island, but that's the way it has to be.

Anonymous said...

Aruba Prosecutor Office is a mess. Peter Blanken is hired on a three months short term contract. In case Hans Mos didn't work out on his new prosecutor job in St. Martin, he can always have his old job back. However, Mos is looking forward to his new opportunity of working for a Dutch Hague Convention law firm in California, USA.

Anonymous said...

Crisis or no crisis, the child porn industry is thriving in the Netherlands. The number of people involved in the human trafficking has increased twentyfold over the last four years since Joran raped and killed Natalee in Aruba May 2005.

Anonymous said...

Change now or risk civil unrest and, potentially, the end of the Oduber MEP government.

Anonymous said...

There is a rotten wire in the Aruban government. The American authorities catch up with him and give a fix. Now the road is cleared, the Natalee case can go forward.

Anonymous said...

The American authorities refused to accept hardline Prime Minister Oduber's claim of a landslide tourism recovery in Aruba. And said it was looking into allegations of timeshares tax evasion fraud.

Anonymous said...

Oduber is very sure he will win his second term in September. He is clamming down the opposition voters and put them in jail. The Natalee case will be closed permanently after September and Joran will be cleared of any suspicions.

Anonymous said...

Oduber said the Natalee case is not important. But the American people don't think Oduber making any sense.

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Anonymous said...

After September with Oduber win, Aruba will likely be engulfed in social unrest and economic turmoil unless the Natalee crisis is resolved in a open-source manner.
Oduber's rating is at all time low, below 10%, the worst in last three decades, due to his anti-American tourists behavior.

Anonymous said...

The Aruban Boycott Grassroots Movement is so severe and damaging to the island's American tourists based economy. The Aruban government has cracked down on the flow information inside the island's social facebook twitter holdouts, blocking most social networking sites, many phone lines and Internet services. American journalists and tourists have been urged to leave the country immeidately or face arrests. No demonstrations in Aruba are allowed.

Anonymous said...

The vote of the people is more important than Oduber or any other quasi-Dutch officials, said Dompig.

Anonymous said...

The whole Aruban government is a fraud ever since Oduber welcome the Iranian extremists to the island of Aruba to buy the timeshares and the oil refinery.

Anonymous said...

The Kingdom has been dismenbered into 4 different parts by the Aruban government Joran sex murder scandal. Holland cannot survive on its own economically. Crown Prince Alexander has the votes of young and moderate Dutch people. Queen Beatrix has to step down. Only King Alexander can unite the Kingdom and promote real and fair justice.

Anonymous said...

It was thinkable. Then, suddenly, it became so. The Kingdom would break up and perish. The Dutch young people want to punish Aruba and save the King Alexander.

Anonymous said...

The Aruban people say to Oduber the Natalee's family voices must be heard in order to stop the Arubanboycott from destroying Aruba.

Anonymous said...

Hans Mos said even if Oduber is ousted, it would make no difference on the shutdown of the Natalee case. Queen Beatrix is the supreme leader in this particular crisis. She has made that decision.

Anonymous said...

The new Aruban prosecutor has agreed to review some Joran videos in the disputed Natalee case, but the American people have rejected the idea, asking instead for fresh investigations with FBI assistance.

Anonymous said...

The Aruban government blames the Natalee case on the American media, calling them misinformers. But the American people don't accept that explanation, and the Aruban government now faces an enormous popular wave of dissent and disbedience of its own young people.

Anonymous said...

Since Nelson Oduber was elected Aruban Prime Minister in 2005 with the apparent blessing of Queen Beatrix, there have been creeping authoritarianism and injustice plotting against the American tourists who spend money lavishly in Aruba, said Dompig.