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    Heres a thought for you...

    I was on the US state dept website the other day, and looked up consular offices in Aruba. Imagine my interest on discovering that the Vice Cousul job in Aruba is VACENT!!!

    Now, what was the name of that kid I met in Hawaii?....

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    That's interesting because when we get our passports and I know
    others who have has passport issues - you have to go to
    the office in Curacao. I know that they 'visit' here from there.
    They prob. have a office or something when they do come.

    According to the state dept - this is the location for Aruba -
    The U.S. Consulate General for Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles is located at J.B. Gorsiraweg #1, Willemstad, Curacao; tel. 599-9-461-3066, fax: 599-9-461-6489, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Email: infocuracao@state.gov

    Can you PM me the job listing? Thanks!
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    I'm not positive but I believe the current US Consulate for Aruba who lives in Curacao has been missing for several months now and presumed dead. His bloody clothing and cell phone was found near a popular beach in Curacao near his home. He apparantly was walking his dog late at night and was never seen again. This is why the position states vacant. In the past the office was located in Caracas, Venz. but the people from Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire petioned the government to move the office to a safer and closer place.

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    Vice Consul

    Lizzardo and Mark68 are both correct. This story has been swept under the sand. I was there just the other day and not anyone on the Island will say a word. U.S. or local. State Dept. knows something and they arent saying, is my guess.

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    I stand corrected....

    Still want that job!

    Principal U.S. Officials
    Chief of Mission/Consul General--Timothy J. Dunn
    Vice Consul--vacant
    Management Officer--Donald Feeney

    The U.S. Consulate General for Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles is located at J.B. Gorsiraweg #1, Willemstad, Curacao; tel. 599-9-461-3066, fax: 599-9-461-6489, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Email: infocuracao@state.gov

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    Arrow James Hogan, U.S. Vice Consul Missing in Curacao, Last Seen Taking Midnight Walk ...

    "James Hogan, U.S. Vice Consul Missing in Curacao, Last Seen Taking Midnight Walk a Week Ago
    Hogan's Bloody Clothes, Trail of Blood and Cellphone Found
    By Janet Shan


    The Dutch Caribbean is in the news again. This time U.S. Vice Consul James Hogan, 49, has been missing on the tiny island of Curacao since he left home on September 24, 2009, for one of his regular midnight walks. The police have said tips considered credible have begun trickling in since fliers were posted with numbers that people could call anonymously. Authorities found his bloody clothes at Baya Beach, which is a popular tourist resort known for water sports and a vibrant nightlife. His cell phone was located in the ocean by divers. This does not bode well that he will be found alive.

    Based on DNA testing, the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) confirmed that the blood on the found clothing, the clothing itself, and the blood trails on the soil at the peninsula of the Caracas Bay, belongs to Hogan. Lt. Commander John Daniels said a U.S. Navy ship on a routine port visit to Curacao dispatched a helicopter shortly after Hogan's disappearance to search the beach, ocean and a nearby waterway, but crews did not find anything. It is amazing that this story has flown under the mainstream media radar. You will recall the absolute horrendous handling of the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway in 2005, on the smaller island of Aruba. This case was never solved despite an alleged confession by Joran Vander Sloot caught on tape.

    U.S. State Department records show that Hogan, who arrived on the island August 2008 for a two-year assignment, had a legal residence in Florida, but no city or town is listed. He completed junior foreign service officer training in 2005 and spent two years as a consular officer in Gabarone, Botswana."

    http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com/2009/10/james-hogan-us-vice-consul-missing-in.html
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    Have no idea what a Vice Consul does.

    But I agree that they have kept his disappearance very low key.
    But I have heard that Curacao is way different to live at
    than Aruba. I personally would not like to live here.

    Perhaps telecommute from Aruba? LOL!

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    "New American vice-consul

    28 Jan, 2010, 12:14 (GMT -04:00)
    http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_68147.php

    WILLEMSTAD Winifred Hofstetter is the new vice-consul for the American Consulate. Since the last two weeks, she succeeds James Hogan, who had mysteriously disappeared on September 25th, last year. Hofstetter was previously employed with the American Consulate in Abudja, Nigeria. The investigation into the disappearance of Hogan is still in progress and in the hands of the local authorities. The American FBI-officials had already left a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzardo View Post
    Have no idea what a Vice Consul does.
    They do nothing.....absolutely nothing but earn time towards a fat pension.

    An appointment like that make a great Christmas Gift to family if you're an elected official.
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    Rob O,

    That's a strong statement, man! Perhaps a correct one, too.

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