Just came back to the states for a few days and want to thank the members of the forum I met and wished we had more time or could of had a drink. Anyway reason for this post is that another trajedy struck Mj's and I know alot of you frequent this place including me. A year to the date from when a chef was killed in a m/v accident two young female staff were involved in a major accident with an Ambulance. One who was twenty passed away and the other still in Hospital serious condition. Anyway the owners who are my friends and great people taken this bad and shut down for a day so staff could grieve and like in the past take care of all of the details and finances for the family back in Holland. The reason though for the post is this and something we want you to be aware of. Be carefull when renting a vehicle and there some very small illegal companies renting vehicles to young people, students and tourists for great rates. The vehicles do not pass safety standards and should not be on the road. There are many great business owners on the island including the above two who I mentioned and do alot behind the scenes on the island. One of them contributes to another board but constantly gets a few attacks from one or two members but continues to go with the punches.
There are also other business people on the island that well only care for the dollar. I hate to sayn anything negative regarding a business but this place who I will not name but starts with an S and ends with a D and was the reason for the accident has no compassion. Soon after the accident and almost one of the first phone calls to the family in Holland was a rep from this shady company explaining the accident and damage to vehicle how they were going to make payment for it. So be carefull who you rent from and I still have friends who use company's that are not the major franchise name and they are great and good to deal with just be carefull with some of these new small ones. Also please be carefull driving in aruba and even if you are in a cab wear a seatbelt please