East, west, home is best!
I read very little about Aruba while away, so in the next few days I am inviting readers to update me, and I promise to do my share in reading the buckets of poorly-written press-releases, circulated by the authorities in the media and treating us like sheep.
Like we have zero intelligence.
Aruba got the keys of the refinery and terminal back, gushed a nicely laid-out publication. Congratulation dear sheep, GOA reached an MOU with CITGO, the first step towards identifying other interested investors. This is a great achievement for GOA, which comes at very opportune times, as the island is being pressured by the Dutch, to burden the sheep with additional measures.
But, GOA believes in alternatives, the publication went on, and that’s why it’s so overjoyed by this bit of fresh air, a new opportunity for our country. Congrats Aruba.
On social media the item was followed by dozens, hundreds of baaing sheep, bleating their approval, and congratulating the wisdom and cunning of the MinPres.
So fun, so great, we have our precious grandmother of a refinery back, we let Valero off the hook for the massive, costly cleanup, got in bed with an impotent crook, now the hot potato is back in our lap, that’s just fantastic.
Needless to say that CITGO had a different version, which my friends were fast to forward.
According to them, CITGO Aruba Holding and GOA agreed to ‘temporary suspend’ the contract until conditions in Venezuela become ideal.
Lmao, until conditions in Venezuela become ideal, that would probably happen circa 2069, not before, so, we get the keys temporarily, until a democratic transition is ongoing across the border, then the contract resumes!!
It is still binding, and no, we cannot identify other magical interested investors, because we’re still attached at the hip to the crooks.
Why can’t they say that to the sheep?
Very opportune times? Really. We’re reached 90% debt to GDP.
As the island is pressured by the Dutch, to burden the sheep with additional measures?
That is not what the Dutch are saying.
They are saying: Cut your expenses. Tighten YOUR belt, turn off lights, shower with a friend.
Make Aruba’s government leaner.
Sheep understand that, and CAN read between lines.