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and as usual, the people come out to protest and as usual, the protesters are totally civilized and decent in the way they protest.

thanks liz for posting the pics.

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Old Monday, April 19th, 2010, 08:14 AM
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Thanks for posting photos.
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I hope they have better qualified construction crews building the hotel than they did that flimsy wall that fell down.

Thank you for posting the photos. Wishing we could have been there.
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I guess the gov't in Aruba listens as well as the US gov't does.
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ditto LynnS. Thanks for keeping us in the loop Lizzardo.
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Old Monday, April 19th, 2010, 10:49 PM
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... the protesters are totally civilized and decent in the way they protest.

Well that did NOT last long!



PROTESTA, DEMOSTRACION OF VANDALISMO NA E SITIO DI CONSTRUCCION UNDA RITZ CARLTON LO MESTER BINI
AWE24 Bo Fuente Di Sucesos! - PROTESTA, DEMOSTRACION OF VANDALISMO NA E SITIO DI CONSTRUCCION UNDA RITZ CARLTON LO MESTER BINI
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If I were younger - I would have done that graffiti too!
The wall was falling down the other night - hope they
don't use the same 'good' construction to build the hotel! LOL

The fire thing was done last night - long after the protest
was over....
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i'm quoting an aruban source that i trust more than any:

'actually it appeared on the awe mainta (that is an extension of the awe24.com), and in there it says that the police is investigating and that this has happened long after the demonstration. they even tried to set the wall on fire. i believe that probably this was done by the ones who are pro ritz carlton construction. cause the demonstration was based on protecting the beach and their natural habitat not destroying it further.

hope the police catch the responsible for their irresponsible act. '
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If you're "pro" something you are for it right? Then why set a fire to a wooden wall if you are happy RC is coming? Wouldn't it be more likely to help reconstruct the wall?
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If you're "pro" something you are for it right? Then why set a fire to a wooden wall if you are happy RC is coming? Wouldn't it be more likely to help reconstruct the wall?

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You are 100% correct.
I'm sure the one's that did this do NOT want the Ritz.

The only answer now is to hire security which i'm sure is going to happen as more equipment is put on the lot.

Let's at least keep everyone safe and not have this crap going on.








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Ritz Carlton komt, maar stranden moeten openbaar
Radio Nederland Wereldomroep - 11 hours ago


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The Aruban Prime Minister Mike Eman against the arrival of a Ritz Carlton hotel, but he can not stop the construction. The previous government has sealed contracts. That would open up at least 200 million guilders, and that costs money is not there.

Now go Eman aggressive action against the occupation of beaches by all hotels. They need to break down their huts. The prime minister was reacting to the demonstration last Sunday against the arrival of the hotel. This action has been sympathetic.

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Eman: "I fully support the demonstration. We have always said that the country had to Aruba not bind to the construction of a hotel on the spot. "But there were watertight contracts and the lease had been issued.

A claim of 200 to 300 million guilders Aruba can not bear. "With a heavy heart we say we are bound to this project," the Aruban Prime Minister. "I would hope I could say I could think of a magic trick, so I could say the hotel is not there." The trick is not reported as a law firm that has been consulted.

False stories
Stories on Aruba circulating that a ruling of the Supreme Court would have a similar case in which no compensation had to be paid, Eman points of the hand. Such a ruling is the law firm consulted unknown, also has history on Aruba learned that in similar cases or claims to be paid in the hundreds of millions were.

The current Aruban government would have other plans to stop. The previous government had some 130 options granted lease for building including condominiums near the beach. Eman sees more legal room to a line through those plans to withdraw.

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Eman, the protesters right when they say that the beach at the hotels no longer open to the public: "The hotels are much too far in filling the public beaches. They exercise their power over a stretch of beach as if it belongs to them. The huts we remove. If local people sit there, send them off the security. This must stop. "
Eman has also put a line through another plan by the previous government. Who had the strip between the hotels and the city for condominiums and shopping malls. That will not happen. It is now a large public area with parks, a natural pool and an amphitheater. Eman: "The area is completely accessible and is intended for public recreation."
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Default Re: Ritz carlton protest pictures

Sorry, I'm a little confused? Has construction [in any form] started already?

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All they have done is construct a wall surrounding the site and cleared some brush.

They have red flags in the salena (SP?) where the road will be modified.
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