Friday, July 29, 2005

Does Julia Renfro Have a Vested Interest?

The Villas owned by ARS group.

Julia Renfro has a variety of interests in Aruba besides being the editor-in-chief of Aruba Today News Magazine and the Photo Journalists for it's sister newpaper Bon Dia.

It seems she is the contact for Windsurfing competition on Aruba.
She is connected to Aruba Travel Guide.
World-wide Travel Guide
Island Temptations.
Aruba Rentals
And the ARS Group.

The ARS Group and World-Wide Travel Guide may be related to each other as they both cover the same types of activities but it seems that the business grew from Aruba to World-Wide.
These groups handle many types of businesses including yacht rentals, The Screamer, real estate, Villa rentals, apartments, office space, virtual offices and corporates identities, Business services to include...
Administration Services
Architectural Services
Business Brokerage Services
Car Rental Services
Cellular Phone Rental
Commercial or Residential Real Estate Services
Concierge & Reservations Services
Conference Room
Fax and Copy Services
Financial Services
Fiscal Services
Internet Services
Insurance Services

Julia has one main competitor on Aruba. That is Diario-Aruba owned by Jossy Mansur. The Mansur family has a colorful background that has been made very public with the help of Ms. Renfro and her media contacts. Ms. Renfro's background on the other hand has been kept secret.

Let's look at a few things that Ms. Renfro has had to say about this case.

"Locally there was never even a mention or a breath of concern that this was a racial issue nor a status issue," Renfro said. HUMMMMM Does 'locally' mean the Dutch community?

"It was not 200 people protesting. It was 200 people demonstrating what Aruba was about, the friendliness of the island, that Aruba was turning into a welcome mat that was just being absolutely stepped on." So it was NOT a protest but in her next breath she says....
"No question about it. I was there at the protest demonstration. And it was all about, this is who we are. This is our justice system. We believe in our justice system. Let it prevail
." OK, Julia which was it? An Unbiased view.

Do you want to guess who the gardener works for? The boss that he told about the suspicious car and the 3 young men hiding in it on the night Natalee disappeared? Can you imagine why this native Aruban was afraid to come forward when his boss said that she would inform her good friend the Chief Police Commissioner.


Anonymous Solo Flyer said...

Thanks Breeze - it is all starting to come together like a jigsaw puzzle. I missed you yesterday.

7/29/2005 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this not the least bit surprising? This woman sounded like a mouthpiece for the Van Der Sloots from the first time I saw her.
When she insulted Beth for going to the preschools and making Hope for Natalee bracelets with the kids I wanted to choke the witch.

7/30/2005 3:26 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

Do you think she is helping to cover this up because of her interest in tourism or because of her relationship with the sloots?

7/30/2005 3:40 AM  
Anonymous sinjin said...

el diario is the news of arubans aruba today is news for expats and rich folk. jule is no poplar lady in aruba with arubans just with dutch.

7/30/2005 4:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/30/2005 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course she is involved

7/30/2005 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't follow your thoughts about that being Julia Renfro's gardener. Did she purposely keep him from reporting what he knew or did she have him report that to keep the searchers busy at the pond knowing nothing would be found?

8/03/2005 9:36 PM  
Blogger Breezy said...

Julia gave her gardeners report to Commissioner Van Der Straaten, but he chose to ignore it and Julia chose to forget about it because it would not help their friend and partner Paul or his son. It is a small island and friends must take care of one another.

8/03/2005 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Breezy. I'm slow sometimes! ha.

8/03/2005 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, I am no fan of Julie, but I believe this goes too far. I only noticed this now. Julia has not been with Island Temptations for the longest time, was one of the founders, left the magazine in its first year. I can ask about the rest of the stuff you have posted here. But please stop inventing stories and chasing waterfalls just because you need to say something

8/26/2005 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey what's all this ihopper is mrs jimi? it is all over RWV!

8/28/2005 4:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feel free to move this to your Dan Riehl Misinformation Center Blog:

What in the hell is going on at Riehl World View? The proprietor of that blog, Dan Riehl, apparently sent out a mass e-mail soliciting links to a video on his site — and when someone (Michelle Malkin) had the gall to actually use the link he sent her, he got pissy, accused her of stealing his bandwidth, and (to punish her) substituted a link to an offensive video.

Then he bragged about it on a post on his site. When some folks, including myself, called him on it, he deleted the post where he bragged about his offensive behavior.

Now he is lamely pretending that the whole episode is the fault of some hacker who sent out an e-mail under his name. If that explained everything, I would feel sorry for him. But unless the hacker has complete control of his web site — something he has not yet claimed — his explanation makes no sense at all.

What a lunatic.

5pm 9/3 update: A footnote about the "hacked" video. Last night, I linked to the West video at Dan Riehl's site after he e-mailed me a link to it. I hat-tipped him by name and thanked him by e-mail. He later sent me another e-mail, which I missed and did not find until this afternoon, requesting that I use a link to his post instead of the link to the video that he had sent. In the meantime, Riehl got mad about what he saw as insufficient credit to him, put the porn video up himself to replace the Kayne West video, and now accuses me of stealing his bandwidth. I regret that I missed his e-mail and am sorry he feels I didn't credit him enough. I'm even sorrier that such an honest misunderstanding exposed my readers to the obscene video.

9/05/2005 1:19 PM  
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9/05/2005 1:50 PM  

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