July 29, 2005
THERE can be only one response from the citizens of the United States to the Holloway tragedy in Aruba: boycott the island. It has demonstrated it is not only incapable of protecting our citizens from its predators, but is equally inept in prosecuting a heinous crime. I encourage all citizens to make no future plans, and cancel any current plans. Those there, we wish you a safe return. Those not there and thinking about going there: stop. We must remain united. Not only am I asking the citizens of the United States, but I'm also petitioning the citizens of the world community to demonstrate their concern for the safety of a traveling friend who has come within one's borders, to enjoy life, bring commerce, only to become indignantly mistreated with a miscarriage of justice.
August 8, 2005
RE THE LETTER from Michele Biddle of Folcroft on Aruba: You say "one girl goes missing and everyone is upset. " That is the most heartless thing I have ever heard. Someone's daughter is ripped from their lives and you're wondering why people are upset? And you say there's "no evidence" because there's no body? What about all the witness accounts and coverup by the government? Officials blatantly ignored or disregarded any evidence or tips leading to Natalie. They should have kept those boys from day one. Instead they chose to let a week go by before even questioning them or taking any evidence from their homes.
May 9, 2004 |
Ever since my daughter moved away from home to pursue her career, we've tried to think of ways to remain close and continue to bond. I've found the perfect solution. Every year we meet at a different place for a mother-daughter getaway. We always have fabulous times together. But this year, our vacation in Aruba exceeded all expectations. I've reached a point in my life where I realize that now is the time to fulfill my dreams. Maybe it's a midlife crisis, or maybe it's because I recently lost my parents, but I'm ready for new adventures.
November 27, 2011 |
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - A U.S. businessman suspected in the August disappearance and presumed death of his traveling companion in Aruba must be released from jail next week and will be free to leave the island, a judge ruled Friday. Gary Giordano, 50, an employment agency owner from Gaithersburg, Md., is scheduled to be freed Tuesday without any conditions. He has spent nearly four months in custody while investigators have sought more time to gather and evaluate evidence in the death of Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Md. Gardner is presumed dead, but her body has not been found.
September 17, 2007 |
Intelligent and well-spoken, 10-year-old E'vazsa has the vocabulary of an older child. A bright-eyed youngster with a charming smile, she has a variety of interests and enjoys talking about them. Swimming, video games and going to the mall are among her favorite activities. She also likes spending time with her friends while they watch baseball and playing with the dog in her foster care home. In the fifth grade, E'vazsa is a good student and is proud of how well she does academically.
March 16, 1986 |
When Aruba achieved commonwealth status Jan. 1, it established a parliament, drew up a constitution and issued its own coinage. The Caribbean island had been under Dutch rule since 1636, and its first commonwealth coinage, struck by the Royal Dutch Mint, has been offered to collectors. A six-coin mint set, in nickel-bonded steel and in uncirculated condition, includes the florin and 2 1/2-florin coins and 5-, 10-, 25- and 50-cent coins. A mint medallion is included in each set, and all coins bear the Utrecht mint mark.
August 19, 2011 |
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Maryland man detained in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel partner had an accidental-death insurance policy on her for $1.5 million and sought to claim the money two days after reporting her missing, a person who provided information to the investigation has told the Associated Press. The details of the policy obtained by Gary V. Giordano before his trip to Aruba may help explain why he has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the death of Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Md., during their getaway to the Dutch Caribbean island.
March 31, 1995 |
Holly Faris left her job as an Atlantic City casino-hotel waitress a few years ago, heading for Baltimore. She landed in Aruba, where she became an entertainment star. Now she's back in Atlantic City - somewhat better known this time. Faris is costarring in a new show that opened this week at Trump's Castle: Unforgettables. The performer has hit pay dirt as a stand-up comic with an arsenal of impressions that includes Tina Turner, Cher, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Carol Channing.
August 7, 2003 |
Upper Darby beat San Nicolas of Aruba, 3-2, last night in the opening round of the Little League Junior Softball World Series. The Upper Darby team scored twice in the bottom of the second inning, with Colleen Orsborn's sacrifice fly the key blow. Upper Darby, representing the East, will play three more games against teams in Pool A: Midway, Texas, representing the Southwest; Layritz, B.C., representing Canada; and Beaverton, Ore., the host team. Upper Darby will meet Layritz today at 5 p.m. Philadelphia time.