October 21, 2009


Today would have been Natalee's 23rd birthday. She would have been in medical school by now, on her way to becoming a doctor.

We are all missing you and thinking of you on this day in 1986 when Beth and Dave became proud parents who named you Natalee Ann.

GOD BLESS NATALEE, and all her family and friends! We haven't forgotten and never will.

October 20, 2009


Sounds like this woman is trying to pull a "Casey Anthony" by claiming her child was kidnapped. At least this baby was saved, unlike Caylee Anthony.

If you are going to be a liar, then you better make sure you're a damn good one...what pieces of human GARBAGE.

Three Arubans involved in selling of baby

19 Okt, 2009, 08:20 (GMT -04:00)

ORANJESTAD/MARACAIBO — Three Arubans have been arrested by local authorities in Venezuela for their involvement with the abduction and selling of a baby. Venezuelan media announced that the corps of criminal investigation (CicpC) had rescued a barely two-month old baby.

Supposedly, eight persons had been apprehended amongst which were Arubans.

One of the suspects, the baby’s aunt, had claimed that the baby had been kidnapped last Friday. At least, that is what she had told her sister, who was the baby’s mother. However, it was she who had sold the baby. It was reported that 18,000 Bolivar (8,373 dollars) had been paid in four installments for the child.

The baby’s aunt had sold the child to an international gang involved in human smuggling. The police had rescued the baby on Saturday evening before the suspects had boarded the airplane.

During the police interrogation, H. admitted that her husband Melesio Riera and her daughter Manifer Johaina Barrios (23) had assisted with this case as well. She also admitted that the baby had been stolen with the help of the Aruban Georgina Currie also names Gina.

Currie had supposedly already been pretending for a while on Aruba that she was expecting. Currie had only worn wide clothing lately to make her family and friends believe that she was pregnant. She had been in Venezuela during last August, supposedly due to so-called pregnancy complications, where she had run up a debt during her stay in the Venezuelan clinic.

Currie had informed her colleagues at work that she had encountered financial problems due to aforementioned debt. Her colleagues had supposedly even helped her out financially. She had left for Venezuela last week to give birth to her so-called baby.

It had therefore been Currie’s intention to purchase a baby in Venezuela. She had even paid a man to act as her husband. The three Arubans, including Currie and another five involved persons, are imprisoned in Venezuela now.

It is not known whether they have a lawyer or if the Dutch embassy is informed of this case. (OF COURSE they don't know this...they don't know their arses from a hole in the wall. No one in Aruba knows what's going on...absolutely PATHETIC.)


October 19, 2009


It's amazing what can happen in THREE DAYS.

This first article was published on October 12, 2009. A group of anonymous Curacao "professionals" started a "secret club" going under the name "The Institute Kòrsou Fuerte i Outónomo--KFO. (Sounds like an online degree program? Maybe these are their some of their graduates?)

The group, I mean, "Institute" started throwing fists (or shall I say, throwing fits) by openly refusing the Dutch's proposal for a statute law for the traffic of persons...literally calling it, "unacceptable", yet offering no alternatives.

The "secret club's" logic? Check out these brain marbles:

“This intended legal regulation by the Netherlands is an example of the general tendency in your country, where these kinds of regulations are considered a solution for the problems with the Antillean youngsters, without bearing in mind the human rights of those involved.”

Sounds like a bunch of big babies with sour grapes to me.

Objection against Statute Law for the Traffic of persons

12 Okt, 2009, 09:48 (GMT -04:00)

WILLEMSTAD — The proposal to constitute a Statute Law for the Traffic of persons is unacceptable. The institute Kòrsou Fuerte i Outónomo (KFO) state this in an open letter to the Dutch Minister of Justice Ernst Hirsch Ballin (CDA) who arrived on Curaçao today.

In the open letter, the institute – consisting of professionals who had supported a No during the referendum – denounces that they will not stop their opposition against the statute law.

KFO points out to Hirsch Ballin, that in the meantime the States of the Antilles but also the Island Council of Curaçao have vigorously renounced the draft statute law. “This intended legal regulation by the Netherlands is an example of the general tendency in your country, where these kinds of regulations are considered a solution for the problems with the Antillean youngsters, without bearing in mind the human rights of those involved.”

According to KFO, the citizens of the Antilles have free entry to the Netherlands. “The approach of the problems of a specific group or high risk youngsters in the Netherlands through a statute law that has legal force in the entire Kingdom, is heavy artillery and not an appropriate means to solve a problem that is taking place in the Netherlands, and the solution does not serve a legitimate purpose”, according to the institute.

The institute describes the leaked out draft of the statute law as ‘another attempt to bar Antillean and Aruban Dutch citizens from the territory of the Kingdom in Europe, based on their origin’.

According to KFO, this law fits in the line of thought of the cross reference Antilleans (VIA), and the return regulation, which both had a repressive character.

“You even go as far as that in the framework of this law it is legally possible to detain Antillean and Aruban Dutch citizens, while this was never the case in the past. Even if the Council of State had given the green light, as occurred in the past in the framework of the department administration of justice with the VIA, as a nation we will never ever cease our opposition against such a statute law.”


Then three days later, on October 15, 2009, we see this?

Three arrests due to human trafficking

15 Okt, 2009, 08:58 (GMT -04:00)

WILLEMSTAD — The police apprehended two males and one female yesterday afternoon because of human trafficking. They were holding two Dominican females against their will in the nightclub De Rode Leeuw on the Weg naar Sta. Catharina.

The two females are being taken care of by the Bureau Victim Relief. The authorities were tipped on the case yesterday morning. The police immediately launched an investigation. On the spot, it appeared that two young Dominican females had been locked up. The females were naked and were not given anything to eat or drink. Their passports had been confiscated. The females, who had worked as exotic dancers, had refused to have sex with customers.

Various buildings on the terrain were searched, where video images of monitoring cameras were secured. The personal belongings of the victims were found and were returned to them. The managers of the nightclub, a 29-year old male from Curaçao and the 45-year old male from Africa were arrested as well as the 21-year old Dominican female A.E. They are being suspected of unlawful detention casu quo human trafficking.

The suspects have been transferred to the police station for interrogation. The victims have been taken care of by victim relief for aftercare.

The investigation in this case is being carried out by a team of the Division Organized Crime (DGC) of the Corps Police Curaçao under supervision of the Prosecution Council. This team – which was recently composed on request of the Prosecution Council – consists of members of the Corps Police Curaçao, the Criminal Investigation Cooperation Team and the Royal Military Police. As of today, they will be responsible for the combating of human trafficking and human smuggling cases on Curaçao. (And who was in charge before? Deputy Dog? Reno 911?)

In an American report of a few months ago, it was mentioned that the Antilles hardly take any action against human trafficking. That is why the land was put on a watch list. The Netherlands also see to it that the Antilles takes this phenomenon seriously.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the beginning of this year to cooperate with the combating of human trafficking. Former minister of Justice David Dick (PAR) said the American report was superseded because much had actually been realized in the meantime. (Am I smoking some of Patrick van der Eem's weed, or does that sentence make absolutely NO SENSE?)


October 11, 2009


Adventure of the Seas abandons Aruba

ORANJESTAD — The cruise ship Adventure of the Seas from Royal Caribbean will not be visiting the harbor of Oranjestad after April 20th, 2010.

The ship, with a capacity of more than 3000 passengers, will be cruising in Europe. Various media have announced this. Alfonso Becloud, director of the Aruba Ports Authority (APA) confirms that the route of Adventure has been changed and that the ship will no longer be visiting Aruba as of the end of April.

The cruise schedule, which can be viewed on the website of APA, also confirms the departure of the Adventure of the Seas.The sister ship, Serenade of the Seas of the same company, will be visiting the Aruban harbor instead of the Adventure.

The Serenade is of the Radiance-class and, in comparison with the Voyager-class of the Adventure, carries approx. 2400 passengers. The Serenade is newer and more modern. The passengers of the ship are also different, according to Boekhoudt.

The Adventure of the Seas attracts younger passengers with its facilities such as a skating-rink, wall bars, and a basketball field.”The homeport of the Serenade of the Seas lies in the Bahamas. Boekhoudt says he regrets the decline of passengers, especially during the low season, but is positive about the possible chances of Aruba attracting other ships from Royal Caribbean. “Nothing has actually been said on this, but it is possible that the cruise company could for example decide to have the Grandeur of the Seas visit Aruba more often, when the demand becomes high enough”, said the APA-director.

The cruise ship Adventure has continuously visited our harbor for years. During the high season, this ship visits our island every week, and every two weeks during the low season. In Europe, the Adventure of the Seas will be departing from Malaga in Spain and sail a route in the Mediterranean Sea.


According to Boekhoudt, there is no specific reason for the departure of the Adventure of the Seas. “It is probably just a change of the ship’s sailing schedule, just like all ships do every few years.” Therefore, he does not consider it obvious that the ship would return to Aruba within short. “It takes at least four to five years before they adjust their route again.”