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Nov 7, 2014

Tour Rivals Bury the Hatchet

A FECTAB press conference, as we have come to learn, is never quite complete without its share of histrionics.  This morning, archrivals Yhony Rosado and Vitalino Reyes, proprietors of and, respectively, shared opposite ends of the head table, albeit out of striking distance from each other.  Their history of enmity dates back several years ago, over similarity in names of their tour operations.  The bitter rivalry came to a head in May when Reyes’ son was allegedly attacked and knocked unconscious while socializing at Long Island Bar in Belize City.  Reyes Junior would remain comatose for several days and clung to life, following the vicious beating reportedly ordered by Yhony Rosado.  This morning, both tour operators, affected by the same concerns, publicly buried the hatchet when COLA President Geovannie Brackett brokered a truce.


Geovannie Brackett, President, COLA

Geovannie Brackett

“When things buck and things get tight even enemies become great friends.  And today we have two gentlemen at this head table that I am happy that I have spoken to both of them.  Mr. Vitalino Reyes Sr. and my good friend Yhony Rosado.  I’d like to call both of them to right here in front of the table right now because it‘s time for us to put differences aside.  And gentlemen I would like to ask [you] to show Belize’s government and the system that we can come together as Belizeans.  You see they want us to kill each other, they want us to kill each other while they get rich, while families and friends sign big contracts, multimillion dollar contracts, but we can come together my brothers.  Shake hands…  This is bigger than our problems, this is bigger.  This has to deal with an evil system that wants to wipe us away.”

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1 Response for “Tour Rivals Bury the Hatchet”

  1. Dumb Guy says:

    Awwwww!!! Can I get a hug too?

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