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« Reply #600 on: June 28, 2005, 01:19:32 AM »

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Does anyone know if the Diaria (spelling?) newspaper is comparable to the National Enquirer in America?  Might explain the car chase story and several others?



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The Interbank is owned by the Mansur Family. If anybody owns 60 per cent of the island, it is this powerful family. The Mansurs made their fortune as cigarette manufacturers and in the import-export business. With a licence of Philip Morris, they are the major suppliers of Marlboros in the Caribbean basin. The Mansurs sponsor the best baseball team – Aruba's national sport – the Marlboro Red Tigers as well as the AVP party of Prime Minister Henny Eman. They own the biggest hotel and time-sharing complex, La Cabana, with its inevitable casino. And they have a couple of import-export businesses in the Free Trade Zone.

Jossy Mansur is the owner and chief editor of the biggest newspaper on the island, "Diario". ""When I read an article in Diario, I know what will be the next action of the government","says Hendrik Croes, adding that the Mansurs create a climate of fear and intimidation on Aruba. Their newspapers force others off the market. Furthermore, ""their annual income is bigger than the yearly budget of the government. And you may guess how they make that kind of money”."""Jossy Mansur is not impressed claiming that accusing people of drug trafficking and money laundering ""has become a political tool to discredit them”." (75) Jossy Mansur acts as the family's mouthpiece, Ruben and the elder Alex are the patriarchs, and Elias 'Don' Mansur is the family's whizz-kid. Elias graduated at Notre Dame University, and was Minister of Economic Affairs in Eman's first cabinet. As representative for the Free Trade Zone entrepreneurs in a mixed Dutch-Aruban commission he has to recommend measures to tighten regulations in the FTZ to prevent money laundering and contraband, together with Dutch government officials. (76)
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« Reply #601 on: June 28, 2005, 01:19:54 AM »

are anyone else's pm's hanging in their outbox?
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« Reply #602 on: June 28, 2005, 01:21:32 AM »

As I have stated before, I would be honored to have a daughter like Natalee Holloway.  Gone forever??? What a waste...............................................................................
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« Reply #603 on: June 28, 2005, 01:22:32 AM »

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I have no realtion to anyone involved, I just have an open mind, and I do not accuse people with no knowledge of a situation.

You are the one who said a good "friend" sent you the "Deepak" email.  I didn't suggest you were related...only friends of a friend.



What you are saying is that my opinions are based on "knowing" these people. I know none of them, my opinions are not bias.
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« Reply #604 on: June 28, 2005, 01:22:48 AM »

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However, Americans tend to know much less about what's happening in the world than the world knows about the US, and Americans are never afraid to show their ignorance of international affairs.

This particular statement rings true, sad to say, and is the heart of many misconceptions.  I appreciate the way you address these issues with what seems a tempered and impartial outlook.  You appraisals are on the money.  "My country, right or wrong."
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« Reply #605 on: June 28, 2005, 01:24:39 AM »

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Actually if it were up to me he would fry, but lucky for him this isnt a court of law and Im not the judge ..but i can still say whatever I think.

 
Happily for Wonderwoman, he's just might walk. When he's free, maybe she'd like to introduce him to her daughter.



Is there a reason you are being so mean? Did I offend you in some way unbeknownst to me?
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« Reply #606 on: June 28, 2005, 01:25:31 AM »

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Jossy Mansur is the owner and chief editor of the biggest newspaper on the island, "Diario". ""When I read an article in Diario, I know what will be the next action of the government","says Hendrik Croes[/b], adding that the Mansurs create a climate of fear and intimidation on Aruba. .......

Jossy Mansur acts as the family's mouthpiece, Ruben and the elder Alex are the patriarchs, and Elias 'Don' Mansur is the family's whizz-kid. Elias graduated at Notre Dame University, and was Minister of Economic Affairs in Eman's first cabinet. As representative for the Free Trade Zone entrepreneurs in a mixed Dutch-Aruban commission he has to recommend measures to tighten regulations in the FTZ to prevent money laundering and contraband, together with Dutch government officials. (76)


Wow, WW, VERY intersting stuff!!!  So this explains why ArubaGirl mentioned Josssy's bro, aka Don.......  can you say "Mafia"???????

This seems like a much more tangible link to think on the Island, vs the AmSouth Bank innuendos....altho, to be honest, who the h*** can say??
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« Reply #607 on: June 28, 2005, 01:30:11 AM »

As the smoke clears from Florida's campaign against tobacco billboards, at least a few happy marketers are smiling. AmSouth Bank, for one, says its new marketing campaign this summer got a boost from obtaining a few prime billboard spots previously used by tobacco companies. . . . "They had excellent locations," Mock said. "They had what I would consider the very best the market had to offer in terms of circulation."


The Mansurs made their fortune as cigarette manufacturers and in the import-export business. With a licence of Philip Morris, they are the major suppliers of Marlboros in the Caribbean basin.
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« Reply #608 on: June 28, 2005, 01:30:52 AM »

I was away for a few hours and just saw the Tim Miller interview with Greta. Wow, what a guy. His heart is in this. Sounds like he will leave no stone unturned.
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« Reply #609 on: June 28, 2005, 01:32:46 AM »

I didn't  get to see any of the tv newscasts this evening.  I don't know if there was anything significant which happened today.  Obviously this seems to be a continuing saga
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« Reply #610 on: June 28, 2005, 01:34:20 AM »

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They coldly looked the other way as the lives of 2 innocent guards hung in the balance.


You don't know that.


Huh?
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« Reply #611 on: June 28, 2005, 01:34:29 AM »

Hey, WonderWoman, they seem to be silent....do you think we "smoked 'em"???

Sorrrrryyyyy..........

Obviously, we think alike!
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« Reply #612 on: June 28, 2005, 01:35:50 AM »

for some reason, this always happens.......


better for the MODS I guess......
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« Reply #613 on: June 28, 2005, 01:36:11 AM »

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As the smoke clears from Florida's campaign against tobacco billboards, at least a few happy marketers are smiling. AmSouth Bank, for one, says its new marketing campaign this summer got a boost from obtaining a few prime billboard spots previously used by tobacco companies. . . . "They had excellent locations," Mock said. "They had what I would consider the very best the market had to offer in terms of circulation."


The Mansurs made their fortune as cigarette manufacturers and in the import-export business. With a licence of Philip Morris, they are the major suppliers of Marlboros in the Caribbean basin.


Hopefully, some of these billboards could be used to help raise funds for Natalee's search and rescue funds.
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« Reply #614 on: June 28, 2005, 01:36:36 AM »

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They coldly looked the other way as the lives of 2 innocent guards hung in the balance.


You don't know that.


Huh?


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« Reply #615 on: June 28, 2005, 01:36:43 AM »

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I didn't  get to see any of the tv newscasts this evening.  I don't know if there was anything significant which happened today.  Obviously this seems to be a continuing saga


Nothing new really, Equisearch had a possible hit at some sort of pond and will continue searching and natalies parents are disheartened by the PVDS release.
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« Reply #616 on: June 28, 2005, 01:36:47 AM »

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I didn't  get to see any of the tv newscasts this evening.  I don't know if there was anything significant which happened today.  Obviously this seems to be a continuing saga


I think the most significant thing we learned tonite is that Mariane Croes got a make over and has suddenly turned into a hottie.

And that Geraldo looks like a cross between Eric Estrada and a 1970's porn star.
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« Reply #617 on: June 28, 2005, 01:37:39 AM »

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As the smoke clears from Florida's campaign against tobacco billboards, at least a few happy marketers are smiling. AmSouth Bank, for one, says its new marketing campaign this summer got a boost from obtaining a few prime billboard spots previously used by tobacco companies. . . . "They had excellent locations," Mock said. "They had what I would consider the very best the market had to offer in terms of circulation."


The Mansurs made their fortune as cigarette manufacturers and in the import-export business. With a licence of Philip Morris, they are the major suppliers of Marlboros in the Caribbean basin.


Hopefully, some of these billboards could be used to help raise funds for Natalee's search and rescue funds.


thats a great idea...maybe the powers that be will hear ya......
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« Reply #618 on: June 28, 2005, 01:39:14 AM »

Great post Daniel..!! Wink
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« Reply #619 on: June 28, 2005, 01:39:30 AM »

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I didn't  get to see any of the tv newscasts this evening.  I don't know if there was anything significant which happened today.  Obviously this seems to be a continuing saga


I think the most significant thing we learned tonite is that Mariane Croes got a make over and has suddenly turned into a hottie.

And that Geraldo looks like a cross between Eric Estrada and a 1970's porn star.



LOL, agreed on both points!!  although, I thought she looked cute in the glasses.
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