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    Aruba - Natalee Holloway, 18, Oranjestad, 30 May 2005 #1

    The forum has been archived for now and this link will take you to the forum that is read only.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=78

    This would be the thread to use to post updates and if there is any new reports that seem like it will lead to a resolution we can always revive the forum.

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    Re: Dr. Phil /K2 Suit

    Dr. Phil's team used a ************* post as 'evidence' of proof in their defense of the Kalpoe suit and their request to get the complaint dismissed.

    http://*************.com/

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    Re:SM blog & blogging standards

    http://www.therealestatebloggers.com...fore-you-blog/

    • Do readers consider the blog a credible source of information and depend on it for up-to-date information (a matter of opinion that can be judged based on analytics and comments)?
    • Is information in the blog accurate or is the blog rife with mistakes and misstatements?
    • Have facts been checked (as required by [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]due [COLOR=blue! important]diligence[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] standards) or have they simply been accepted as heard or read elsewhere without further verification?
    • Have facts been attributed to the original sources?
    • Are information sources reliable?
    • Are rumors and gossip printed as fact?
    • Are opinions labeled as such?
    • Are comments in news and opinion pieces fair and based in fact or could they be considered malicious, libelous or defamatory? via Insurance Journal

    The liability of [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]blogging[/COLOR][/COLOR] is something I have thought about, often! One one of my other sites that I no longer run, we would have people threatening us with lawsuits quite regularly and even had a small island country threaten us with lawsuits. (The site Scared Monkeys was instrumental in covering the disappearance of Natalee Holloway on the island of Aruba. We set new ground on citizen journalism and interaction with blogs, but that is another story for another day.)

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    Re: Toxic Gossip

    JonBenet toxic gossip was in itself a true crime

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/featur...3480656.column


    Maybe the communal rush to judgment, every time there's a high-profile homicide and a likely suspect, is significant. Maybe the constant onslaught of cable TV news hosts with their smug, s******ing, eyebrow-waggling indictment of anybody who "seems" guilty is a different sort of gossip than we have had before, a difference in kind as well as degree.

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    Aruba: New Casino Permits Required ......

    from SM blog: Aruba: New Casino Permits Required to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism

    http://*************.com/2008/08/01/...-of-terrorism/

    Source, Amigoe, July 31, 2008:

    http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_45143.php

    Permits for casino’s turned upside down
    31 Jul, 2008, 16:34 (GMT -04:00)

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    Aruban casinos have to comply with the international regulations within one month
    ORANJESTAD – All casinos are at risk of losing their permits if they do not conform to the new policy regulations within one month. This is one of the new measures taken by the Ministry of Justice. The gambling lots are obliged to apply for a permit as the old agreements will be void as of the 1st of September.
    The Minister of Justice, Rudy Croes, announced that the new regulations are based on recommendations of the inter-governmental organization Financial Action Task Force (FATF). This international organization is responsible for the development and promotion of the policy to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The regulations are ahead of a new law, which is currently being laid down, and were created through the collaboration between government experts and the Casino world (DAC).
    As of now the casinos have to give insight into the administration and their internal control. The Minister furthermore states that only the casinos which have complied with all the stipulated conditions will be eligible for a new gambling permit. These conditions stipulate amongst others, that a casino business should have the legal form ‘NV’, that the casino should have sufficient funds to guarantee payment of winners and that the casino should possess a local bank guarantee of 500.000 dollars. In future casino employees should also be in the possession of a special permit issued out by the Minister. DAC will provide the employee with a pass when this permit has been issued out. Without the pass, the employees are not allowed to work in the casino. The new casino permits will only be valid for two years, while awaiting the new law.
    Other previously announced measures are amongst others that permits for the popular bingo game will no longer be issued out to casinos. The running bingo permit will be revoked as per the 1st of January 2009. The casinos must furthermore equip their money boxes with double locks whereby one of the keys will be in the possession of the casino and the other key in the possession of DAC. An employee of the control organ DAC will then always have to be present when the content of the money boxes is counted. The date of implementation of the latter measurement is yet to be announced.

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    True Crime blogs

    Boycott Aruba:


    SL: You have another blog about boycotting

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    from SM Blog:'Natalee Holloway Disappearance: Dutch Journalist Peter R. De Vries Nominated for 2 Emmy Awards':

    http://*************.com/2008/08/06/...2-emmy-awards/



    'Peter R. de Vries dingt twee mee naar Emmy':

    http://www.brabantsdagblad.nl/algeme...-naar-Emmy.ece

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    Wow!

    Just saw at ************* that the security company run by Geoffry van Cromvoirt's dad is missing million$! The manager who ran it is blaming the owner. Word has it he may be in Holland.

    Corruption in Aruba?

    Say it ain't so!

    Just commentin'
    fran

    PS......oh, fwiw, the source of the story for scaredmonkey was the Amigo, from Aruba.

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    I'm not quite sure I understand this last sentence. Is Anita saying Joran is on his own because he's 21?

    Trying to distance themselves from the lies?

    Poor Joran, everyone is turning on him!

    JMHO
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    http://translate.google.com/translat...F8&sl=nl&tl=en

    Interview with mother of Joran vd Sloot in Red

    11 augustus 2008 17:09 August 11, 2008 17:09

    ..................snip...............
    For example, she says: "It can no longer function as an ordinary family, the lies that are told about us. That has caused the most grief, together with the behaviour of Joran.” I was angry at him because he has lied. "

    ...................snip..................

    "Sure, you as parents help, but at a given moment you say: Joran is almost 21, he should go. Wíj moeten verder. We must continue. Je neemt er een soort afstand van” It takes a kind of distance "



    PS........here's a link to ************* who has the full article translated.

    http://*************.net/index.php?P...topic=3167.220

    PPS......hmm........guess Anita thinks people should let the case go. It was three years ago, after all. Yeah, I'm sure Beth and Dave would like to let it go too. What about Natalee? it should be that easy for her................

    PPPS.......still trying to blame the Mountain Brook teens rather than her lying son and his former friends, 'pimps.' The last know people with Natalee.

    PPPPS.......Guess her son's confession doesn't mean much. He sat there and watched her seizure and stop moving at all then called someone to help him and let them take her out to sea and dump her body, alive or not?

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    Re: Translation of 'Red' interview, AvdS http://translate.google.com/translat...F8&sl=nl&tl=en

    AvdS:
    Maar ik heb wel eventjes gedacht: zou er een ongeluk gebeurd zijn, dat hij dat niet durft te vertellen?
    Ik weet dat hij gelogen heeft omdat hij bang was dat zijn afstudeerfeestje anders niet zou plaatsvinden.
    Dat hij niet wilde dat zijn vriendinnetje wist dat hij die nacht op pad was geweest.”

    AVS: "I have no time thought that Joran a rapist or a murderer would be. But I do have just thought: would there be an accident happened, that they do not dare to tell? I know that he lied because he was afraid that his afstudeerfeestje otherwise would not take place.That he did not want that his girlfriend knew that night that he had been on the road. "


    I guess PvdE undercover footage of JVS's 'confession' prompted AvdS's new 'revelation'?
    Distance would be good, salvage her family from JVS's "lifestyle".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole12 View Post
    from SM Blog:'Natalee Holloway Disappearance: Dutch Journalist Peter R. De Vries Nominated for 2 Emmy Awards':

    http://*************.com/2008/08/06/...2-emmy-awards/



    'Peter R. de Vries dingt twee mee naar Emmy':

    http://www.brabantsdagblad.nl/algeme...-naar-Emmy.ece
    http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archive..._nominated.php
    Holloway crime show nominated for Emmy

    Friday 15 August 2008
    Crime reporter Peter R de Vries has been nominated for an prestigious Emmy award for his covert tv interview with Joran van der Sloot in January this year.
    In the tv show, Van der Sloot appeared to admit involvement with the disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway on the island of Aruba in 2005.
    ‘Naturally I realised that the impact of the report would be big, but that it would result in an Emmy nomination is a really nice surprise and a sign of recognition,’ De Vries told news agency ANP.
    The winner will be announced in New York on September 22.

    © DutchNews.nl



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    Caribbean, Return to Aruba

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/travel/5944911.html

    Aug. 14, 2008

    ......In the past few years, Aruba, an independent entity of the Netherlands, has experienced changes, both positive and damaging.
    The May 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway and the resulting publicity temporarily shook the island from its pedestal as an idyllic vacation land. Gina Lopez-Gnecco, public relations director for Aruba Tourism Authority, said the island sincerely shared the family's pain over the young woman's disappearance. "Although it wasn't often portrayed that way by the media, the whole island went out of their way to help," she said.
    Despite the adverse publicity and the call for a boycott by Holloway's relatives, tourism was not noticeably affected, Lopez-Gnecco said.


    .....A $350 million joint public and private effort is under way to refurbish Aruba's hotels, improve its waterfront and make Arikok National Park more user friendly, the last an effort sponsored by the European Union.


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    The boa constrictor, a nonnative snake, is wiping out populations of iguanas and rabbits on the island, and U.S. scientists are being recruited to study the situation.

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/domes...47728820080819

    Dutch Film to dramatize case of of missing teen

    Aug. 18, 2008

    AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands (Hollywood Reporter) - A Dutch filmmaker has announced plans for a feature film loosely based on the 2005 disappearance and possible murder of American high school student Natalee Holloway on Aruba, one of the islands in the Dutch Antilles.
    The case attracted a lot of publicity in the Netherlands and the U.S. The main suspect was filmed with a hidden camera by crime reporter Peter R. de Vries for a program on SBS Broadcasting of the Netherlands. The report was nominated for an Emmy.
    Producer Hans Pos of the Shooting Star Film Co. will base the film, which he also will direct, on the crime novel "Vuurkoraal," by Dutch journalist Annet de Jong. Screenwriter Simon de Waal is working on the adaptation. Pos plans to release the film in 2009.

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    I found this when looking over the Caylee Anthony forum. I knew Tim was going but I didn't realize Beth was going to be there too.

    fran




    Holloway's Mother To Help

    Also, help for the Anthony family is coming from the mother of Natalie Holloway.

    Beth Holloway and Tim Miller, who is an investigator, will be in Orlando later this week.

    The pair plans to meet with the family before starting their own search for Caylee.

    Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.
    http://www.local6.com/news/17314942/detail.html

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    http://www.wesh.com/news/17415099/detail.html

    September 7, 2008

    EquuSearch said they've come back to cases five times or more. Case in point, some of them are off to Aruba to follow a new lead in the Natalie Holloway case this week.

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