Not sure where this should go. Having an off day - but this is interesting!
From another board - it is translated so reading is a little tough.
Ritz Carlton komt, maar stranden moeten openbaar
Radio Nederland Wereldomroep - 11 hours ago
Dutch to English translation
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.
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.
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.
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."