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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:30 pm 
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Betico's Hometown Receives Statue

September 17th 2008, Aruba.

Betico Croes the founding father and
architect of modern day Aruba

SANTA CRUZ-A statue of one of Aruba's greatest leaders was installed last Monday in the heart of
Santa Cruz. The statue is located on a plaza next to the home where he was raised. The land was
acquiered by the Aruban government to have the plaza constructed and eventually the statue
installed .

It is the latest lasting tribute to one of Aruba's greatest leaders. The Cultural Plaza, the
mainstreet in Oranjestad, and the Sports Hall in Santa Cruz are named after Betico Croes. In the
past there was the intention to rename the airport after Betico Croes, but the idea met with much
resistance from the Aruban public who prefer the airport remain named after the present Queen of
the Dutch Kingdom.

Who is Betico Croes

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