June 26, 2009


Aruba will approach UN if the Netherlands
enforce corruption investigation

ORANJESTAD — Aruba is contemplating an official compliant with the committee for decolonization of the United Nations, if the Netherlands enforce the investigation on corruption and misgovernment without the cooperation of the island.

“Over my dead body!”

Premier Nelson Oduber (MEP) responds to the news that the Netherlands if necessary will execute the investigation without cooperation.

He insists: Aruba will not cooperate.

The Premier emphasizes once again, that the Netherlands cannot carry out an investigation on the functioning of the democracy and the constitutional state, without the cooperation of Aruba. The Kingdom government can intervene if there is a question of a serious threat of these two points based on the Statute, but there is no question of that according to Oduber.

He also had a message for Guusje (the Dutch minister of Internal Affairs, PvdA): “read the Statue and explain to me how you are going to carry out this investigation, as the cooperation of the Public Prosecutor and the police is required, and these resort under Aruba”.

The enforcing of an investigation is considered by Aruba as tarnishing of the self-government and this is in defiance of the international treaties according to the Premier. Moreover, he seriously wonders whether Aruba should remain in the Kingdom.

“They call us villains, for everything; whilst not so long ago, we were quoted as an example in the Kingdom for the success of the separate status, by the same parliamentarians. If they continue to kick us around, there will come a time that we must confer with the population whether we should step out.”

Oduber stated that it would be wise if Minister of Justice Rudy Croes (MEP) would meanwhile take up the matter with the United Nations committee in London. In any case, he is not frightened. “I will calmly wait how they will go about this, as we will not cooperate. If the Netherlands subsequently takes measures against Aruba, then we will cross that bridge when we get there.”

State Council of Ministers

The Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba in the Netherlands, Frido Croes, will disclose Aruba’s official reaction today, in which amongst others, the matter of the salary increases of the members of the Communal Court of Justice (and the Public Prosecutor) is mentioned.

Aruba is of the opinion that in an investigation on corruption, the role of the State Council of Ministers must be considered, as they namely neglected giving their approval upon the assessment thereof. The assessment of the new salary structure/legal position was established against the legal rules, says Aruba. After all, the Antillean government should have first consulted with Aruba on this matter. Furthermore, the judges personally drew up the Land Resolutions without the official personnel procedure and then submitted these directly to the Antillean Minister of Justice, according to Aruba. The Antillean Minister of Justice then had the Governor ratify the resolutions.

Aruba states that they verbally raised this matter with the Dutch Minister of Justice, Ernst Hirsch Ballin. However, no action was even taken.

Plan of approach

This morning, Premier Oduber said that in spite of the current escalation, he stills considers the conversation with the Dutch State Secretary Ank Bijleveld-Schouten (Kingdom Relations, CDA) of last Monday as positive. “We made good agreements. The problem is that in this case, her boss is answerable to the Upper Chamber, and that’s when they will drop us.”

Oduber is now strongly considering whether to broadcast this sort of consultations. “As each time we consult, it seems they hear different things and then something different appears in writing.” According to him, Bijleveld did promise on Monday, that the agreed upon ‘plan of approach’ to improve the functioning of the democracy and the constitutional state will be available only after the elections in September.


The comment of the Dutch PVV-parliamentarian Hero Brinkman –who called Nelson Oduber (MEP) one of the largest criminals on the island – elicited heated reactions on Aruba, especially from the party favored by the press.

The headline of the newspaper Solo di Pueblo on the front page read: “Brinkman’s mother is a villain!” Oduber stated that Brinkman himself should be investigated. “Ask him why he left the police corps. If we on Aruba are villains, then he is the villain of the police.”

Politicians of the opposition responded positively to the announced investigation by the Netherlands. “Nel is now being taken by his own horns”, says parliamentarian Otmar Oduber (AVP) referring to Oduber’s nickname: the Premier is called ‘old bull’. RED states to support the Dutch Minister Guusje ter Horst: “The Oduber cabinet defaced the international image of Aruba.”

Attorney General ‘biased’

According to Premier Nelson Oduber (MEP), the Netherlands does not want to include the Aruban Attorney General Rob Pietersz in the study group with which Aruba initially wanted to carry out the investigation on corruption with the Netherlands. Oduber stated this earlier in a letter to his Dutch colleague Jan Peter Balkenende.

An Aruban-Dutch study group consisting of amongst others members of the Advisory Council, the Council of State, and therefore also the Attorney General, would investigate what the true facts were on misgovernment and corruption – which State Secretary Ank Bijleveld-Schouten (CDA) of Kingdom Relations reported to the Dutch parliament. However, Bijleveld told Oduber that the Attorney General could not be included in the study group, as he was ‘biased’.


Anonymous said...

Oduber is an troubling Aruban in a secretive, Mafia world with many dark corners including money laundering, human trafficking and Kingdom breaking.

Anonymous said...

Aruban Attorney General Rob Pietersz fired Aruban Prosecutor Hans Mos because Mos finally wanted to carry out the investigation on the lie-detector confessions made by Joran van der Sloot in Holland.

Anonymous said...

When Council of State indicts Nelson Oduber who is the head of Aruba state, the Investigation Advisor Hero Brinkman can open up the ALE Natalee case files and share them with the American authorities.

Anonymous said...

Money laundering banks are well established in Aruba and enjoy protection from Nelson Oduber and his ALE secrete agents.

Anonymous said...

Aruban in crisis, the expanded role of women in Aruban politics and protests contribute the rapid downfall of Nelson Oduber who has been Aruba's dictator for last decade.

Anonymous said...

ArubanBoycott defies gravity, continue its boycotting Aruba and seeks justice for Natalee.

Anonymous said...

Aruban police clashed with new anti-human trafficking protesters today. The Dutch Wilders Green Party supports the demonstrations and forms. The boycott is going strong. Boycott Aruba!

Anonymous said...

Aruba denies problems with police and court
27 Jun, 2009, 14:28 (GMT -04:00)

But Hero said there is a dead body found of Oduber's Dutch law-breaking, so there will be a Dutch law case filed in Dutch parliament against Oduber.

Anonymous said...

Michelle is a hero who fought endlessly to seek justice for Natalee by boycotting Aruba. So far we see good results. Aruba is awashed in debts with the worst tourists number in June in last 37 years. Boycott Aruba! That's the only way to force Aruba to arrest rapist and murderer Joran van der Sloot.

Anonymous said...

There is another blonde young woman missing in Aruba. Aruba again says no body no case.

Anonymous said...

Aruba never had a rainbow, Aruba is doomed unless Natalee case is resolved satisfactory. Boycott Aruba!

Anonymous said...

Big reorganization is under way in Aruba due to extreme pressure put on by ArubanBoycott.

Anonymous said...

Kish Island is revealed by UN to have some kind of money laundering relationships with Aruba Island. Investigations are under intensive trackings between Iran and Aruba.

Anonymous said...

There is no leadership out of current Dutch Parliament to call Ouduber to resign. Wilders will kill Aruba when his Green Party got majority of the seats in next few months.

Anonymous said...

I am constantly amazed by the number of people who are found dead in Aruba. It seems like a regular scenario. Aruba isn't that big and the population isn't that great. It doesn't even seem to be just tourists who maybe got a little crazy doing things while partying on vacation. Most of these people seem to be locals who are found in questionable circumstances.

Since June 1, 2005 the Arubans had gone down the slippery slope into rape sex murders, incest and cannibaling oral sex acts. Don't go there! Boycott Aruba.

Anonymous said...

The Dutch State Secretary Ank Bijleveld-Schouten (Kingdom Relations, CDA) has downgraded Aruba's automony power and subject Oduber under the command of the new Curacao Governor (possibly appointed Hero Brinkman).

Anonymous said...

Most Arubans felt they got scared and confused by Joran's sex lies about rape and murder of Natalee Holloway. Now their children are doing it. The crimes increase five times more than last year. Many missing young girls were not reported by Aruba. And the parents were threatened and silenced by ALE. Just don't go to Aruba, it's very dangerous for your young daughters.