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Productive meeting between Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes and the investors and developers of Secrets Baby Beach Aruba

Productive meeting between Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes and the investors and developers of Secrets Baby Beach Aruba

A highly productive meeting occurred on the afternoon of September 7th, 2023, between Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes and the investors and developers of Secrets Baby Beach Aruba. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the current status of the project, which has faced legal challenges leading to construction delays. These delays had become a source of concern for the investors and developers who had come to Aruba to monitor progress.

During their visit to the island, the investors and developers were deeply impressed by Aruba and expressed their strong affinity for the island. They also observed the flourishing tourism industry and recognized the potential benefits of the Secrets Baby Beach Aruba project, particularly for the town of San Nicolas. Furthermore, they were greatly inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision for the revitalization of San Nicolas.

Within the meeting, the Prime Minister assured them of the government’s support for the project, emphasizing its potential to substantially transform the development landscape of San Nicolas, ultimately benefiting the entire island of Aruba. The project holds the promise of generating employment opportunities for the unemployed and improving the daily lives of those residing in San Nicolas, eliminating the need for extra early morning commuting to work. The Prime Minister conveyed that the meeting was conducted in a positive atmosphere, allowing both the government and the investors and developers to express their viewpoints and concerns. Aruba is currently in a phase of robust recovery, and the government is dedicated to ensuring that every citizen of Aruba can experience progress and well-being.

Mr. Artur Cabre, President of the Martinon Group, expressed his satisfaction upon learning that both the Government of Aruba and the residents of San Nicolas are endorsing this project. This endorsement holds significant weight, especially considering the substantial investment made in the construction of Secrets Baby Beach. Mr. Cabre extended his gratitude to the San Nicolas Business Association for orchestrating the signature collection event and to the people of Aruba for actively participating.

Furthermore, it was crucial for the partners to receive an explanation from the Prime Minister about the actual status of the hotel construction. Delays had raised concerns among the partners, leading to doubts about whether excuses were being used to halt progress. Mr. Cabre noted that the meeting with the Prime Minister provided much-needed clarity, instilling confidence in the partners due to the government’s unwavering commitment to making Secrets Baby Beach Aruba a reality, with the anticipation of its imminent inauguration.

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6 Responses

  1. The sewage problem seems to be consistently swept under the carpet. It must be addressed, they have put bandaid fixes that won’t alleviate the problem. The fix that is required will be no doubt hugely expensive, and that’s where all the builders should assist in the funding. My wife and I have traveled the world and decided to establish our second home in Aruba and we love your Island. The sewage smell is not going away unless the leaders address the issue directly. Adding to the issue is the explosion of new hotels, one of which, The Embassy Suites was built with no beach access….. and were recently caught trying to destroy the vegetation to create a beach, I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when permits were issued to Hilton Corp. Somebody had to know that no beach access would become a problem? In addition , St.Regis, Iberostar are two other humongous complexes that will be coming online ( sewage line) soon….. what do you think is going to happen to the smell? Hopefully the very productive meeting included some commitment to assisting in the funding for the sewage system from all the owners….

  2. With all the hotels going in Aruba is in a worker shortage Arubans can only work so many hours. Also, secrets is an all inclusive. How does that help all the restaurants in small businesses in San Nicholas

  3. With all the hotels going in Aruba is in a worker shortage. Arubans can only work so many hours. I personally have noticed a lot more workers from other countries, trying to fill the positions that are being created. Also noticed
    More reports of petty crime, like breaking into cars that are parked, which I’ve never heard of before, and I’ve been visiting this island for 30 years
    Secets is an all inclusive. How does that help all the restaurants and small businesses in San Nicholas?
    Why isn’t the government asking every single developer to put in a huge amount into an escrow account to replace the sewer system? It is disgusting down near the Amsterdam Manor the smells of atrocious.
    If they want to place their businesses in Aruba
    then they should be expected put money into upgrading Arubas sewer system

  4. If they really wanted to help San Nicolas, they would build a family oriented, non-AI resort at Baby Beach, not an Adults only AI resort. That would employ just as many people but would expand the small business opportunities immensely in the area.

  5. Baby beach is a beautiful beach that people travel from all over the world to visit. It has been featured in travel magazines and on TV. Who thought it was a good idea to take this beautiful landmark of the island and build a resort right next door? Do you realize what is going to happen to that beach? The increased visitors, the destruction, trash, etc….. because let’s face it, that’s what people do. I understand travel and tourism is Aruba’s bread and butter, but at some point you have to stop and preserve some of what makes Aruba magical. In just the last decade I have seen so much change on the island. How much more crowded does the government plan on making it?

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