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Feb 4, 2013

COLA reboots with reelection

Giovanni Brackett

COLA, the Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, held its AGM this weekend at the Bishop Sylvestre Memorial Center. The primary purpose of the meeting was the election of a new Executive Committee, and that was handled speedily with the re-election of President Giovanni Brackett and his team. Brackett also took the opportunity to update the gathering on COLA’s main thrust the last year – the fight against offshore drilling and the on-going NO ICJ campaign.


Giovanni Brackett, President, COLA

“As Belize and Guatemala draw ever near, ever closer to the day of reckoning October sixth 2013; the date selected as the last stand for patriotic and sincere Belizeans to rise up and insist on no more continued foreign domination of our country by the Organization of American States and others. Your organization made it very clear that Belizeans have to start sleeping with their own eyes and our so called leaders do not have our best interest at heart. After the death of a Guatemalan peasant who aggressed our Belize defense force soldiers inside a protected area, the OAS deliberately mishandled its reporting of the issue, placing the incident as occurring inside the Guatemala territory; when the individual was clearly in Belizean territory. The foreign minister, Wilfred Elrington submissively sided with the OAS, so your organization demonstrated exactly what they thought of his and the OAS actions by symbolically burning their flag and placards with his face on them outside the Belize City office in August. We said then and we say it now, that the OAS has been and is partial to Guatemala.”


Executive members of COLA are Gilroy Usher Jr., Alton Humes, Edward Young, Ismay Williams, Micah Goodin and Frank Castillo.  

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3 Responses for “COLA reboots with reelection”

  1. Buju says:

    COLA is a good organization but i personally will not follow them because of the leaders…

    And with this election they gone from bad to WORSE…………..

    Nobody like Brackett worse Sulph now worsera the Gilroy

  2. Storm says:

    Crime, corruption, and poverty are more urgent issues than drilling. I wish they would focus on what affects every Belizean every day. COLA should be bigger than Giovanni Brackett and his agenda.

  3. bzking says:

    Wow! It amazes me that there are people out there who actually think that this is about one person’s personal agenda? Wake up Belize! This is about our territorial integrity and about our elected officials who don’t seem to have a clue or any interest in protecting it. Vote NO to the ICJ. And don’t ignore the message because you have a personal distaste for the messenger.

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