What we learn from patient #1 and think outside the box

As reported in the media, Co-Vid19 patient #1 was here to teach the IT people of WEB to trouble-shoot a printer they had bought, designed to send us monthly bills.

In the past Elmar printed the bills for both companies, and sent them to the post office for delivery.

Now WEB apparently decided to break away, buy its own program, its own printer, and import its own advisor.

Why would you fix something that ain’t broke, and I mean the combined billing??

Why do we now get TWO separate invoices?? And on a different billing cycle, convenient to those lining up at WEB and Elmar, NOT to those paying online.

As I already stated, the change in due dates, was introduced to accommodate the off-line population, instead of quantum-leaping on-line users.

Basically, we now have two subsidized incomes for the redundant post office.

Dear Web, it might be convenient for you but it is NOT user friendly. You should have used the opportunity to digitalize us, to FINALLY usher in efficiency.

Printer? That is so yesterday.

And while we are talking about Web and Elmar: When will you allow people to hook up their solar panels instead of holding them back, and arresting progress.

The downside of Co-Vid19 patient #1 was the lamentable negative PR aspect for Aruba: The live footage of the imported virus, as the American patient is driven into Los Angeles from the airport with close coverage chopper. They totally failed to mention HE brought the virus in here!

Silver lining: Did I understand that the $80.000 charge for the air ambulance was paid by Ronald Moroni’s insurance company? And gratefully, I understand that he is fully recovered and back home with his wife!

Think out of the box

The Co-Vid19 crisis has proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that what we tolerated so far, now works against us.

We must use this opportunity to innovate, change, usher in the 21st century, better late than ever.

This is the time of health, social, and economic crisis, and we must form a bi-partisan government, with forward-thinking leadership, union leaders, business people, accepted by both the Coalition and the Opposition, in order to get stuff done.

We have a brave and determined MinPres. Thanks-you, please get some rest every once in a while. But will her decisions be welcomed by green and yellow Arubans alike?

In view of ZERO GDP, we now require across-the-board consensus, and what we have is not good enough.


We must organize a crisis government, get some help from the Netherlands, thank-you, and think out of the box.

This is about survival. Not about winning elections.

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March 21, 2020
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