Yohnny Rosado and son forced to close business

vlcsnap-2016-01-27-09h37m42s699This evening Yohnny Rosado and his son Yohnny Jr. are out of work. While the elder Rosado is a well-known tour operator, about eight months ago the father and son started a tire selling vlcsnap-2016-01-27-09h38m18s093business called Econo Tires on the Philip Goldson Highway. Today, however, representatives of the Belize City Council ordered the place shut down for lack of trade license. This is despite evidence, according to Rosado the elder, that they have applied for and are awaiting their license. The younger Rosado told reporters what happened this vlcsnap-2016-01-27-09h37m46s269afternoonAnd his father explained the headaches and hassles he went through to reach this point: Yohnny Rosado Sr. says he was never told to close the place down until todayWhile he has acceded to the Council’s request, Rosado believes that because of his outspokenness on the tourism sector, his businesses are paying the price. Rosado says he imports tires and pays thousands of dollars in taxes, not to mention nearly 5 thousand dollars in property taxes for the property. We were unable to reach anyone at City Council for comment by news time.vlcsnap-2016-01-27-09h38m33s472

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