Artikel uit 16 augustus 2014 | BlackHoleZoo
According to an American survey, most states in the USA are corrupted, but according to the DEA these numbers are nothing compared to the corruption levels on some of the Caribbean Islands.
Aruba, St.Maarten and Curacao span the corruption list. Dutch and (British) BVI off-shores company structures deliver the possibilities for money laundering around the Caribbean.
Florida is best known for its building inspectors on the take, while Kentucky is known for its bookmaking on the Derby thrown in. South Dakota and Alaska set the stage for oil bribery’s. In Illinois the last two Chicago governors both went to jail for corruption. Mississippi is ranked as the number one corrupted state in the USA, and because it is the poorest state in the USA, it’s corruption approaches levels of Third World Countries.
The Dutch Caribbean Islands, in particular Curacao, faces all of the above mentioned corrupt issues. The hunt for one honest public official is useless, as all levels of government services are corrupted to the bone. In line with white collar crime, street crime forced most of the islands inhabitants to live in gated communities or flee to Holland.
On a island where little functions properly and especially mental poverty is an epidemic, no hope for improvement is acceptable by the rulers behind the curtains. Tourism flourishes as the on- and offshore money laundering machines work 24/7. The tourism industry was exempted for value added tax to satisfy the investors.
Corrupt offered building permits and inspectors pave the way for tax-free tourism development projects to take place. Bookmaking and gambling are a social disease that dominate the culture of Curacao. Most Casino’s and other gambling businesses serve as banks in order to finance illegal drugs trafficking.
After the government sold nearly all of the island’s reachable beaches to developers and hotels for tourism, so bad that the locals can almost not reach the shorelines on the south coast of the island anymore. Meanwhile the local power company, Aqualectra squeezes the society with high energy prices, to battle shortages caused by pirating developments.
All the possible means to extract more money from the society are materialized by the greedy rulers. The worldwide oil prices will decrease by 60% in 2015, but the local government will not lower the prices at the gasoline stations in order to compensate the huge budget deficits.
The Tax Collector on the island was ordered by their Dutch superiors to enhance their cash-in methods, menacing locals that they will start executing their properties in order to fill in the financial gaps caused by tourism tax shortages, inflicted by discriminatory government measures.
Still Curacao’s income fails to even cover basic governments costs, as most rich and business people received tax-holidays and other benefits the local islanders are not entitled to. They have to carry the costs of the infrastructures for outsiders to collect their huge profits.
The 80/20 local employment ruling by law is not respected, for the locals to even get low paid jobs. After all the locals are badly educated, developed or corrupted. So that’s a good or better said perfect excuse for the colonial pirates to hold it against the local society.
The local power and light company, Aqualectra charges average households (4 persons) at least $3.500 per year. In the USA, residents pay around $900 for utility costs per year.
For tourism Curacao offers the best, as no limits are implemented for the short term hauler. Room tax ends up at the CTB, which spends the millions of tax money on foreign marketing campaigns. Improving the local environment for the local population has no meaning. Instead jails are build to incarcerate the uneducated young and hopeless.
Construction developments are pushed to continue by Dutch, Chinese, Arabs and Colombians, even as about 6.000 ready build houses are empty and not occupied by the islands inhabitants.