Jorge Pesquera, President & CEO of the Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association to be Hired by Palm Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, Part I
Palm Beach County, FL thinks its OK not to provide answers for families when it comes to missing persons and crimes committed. That is the message they are sending to the public. Why would anyone want to visit a place with their hard earned money where they embrace and reward a person for helping to spin a crime?
Joseph Pesquera, the president and CEO of the AHATA is reported to to be hired by the Palm Beach, FL Convention and Visitors Bureau. This is just another example of tourism at all cost and the hell with victims rights. No one would even know who Joseph Pesquera was if it were not for the unfortunate story of 18 year old Alabama teenager missing in Aruba. And for that, Joseph Pesquera is praised and rewarded with his efforts in the case of missing and presumed dead Natalee Holloway.
EARTH TO PALM BEACH COUNTY … This is the face of Aruban Tourism. Is this what you want in your county as well?
(Palm Beach: Is this what you want for the face of your tourism?)
Bureau officials point to Pesquera’s 30 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. They also said they were impressed with how he handled himself during a crisis that played out in the national media. (REALLY, may want to read?)
Pesquera was head of Aruba’s tourism agency in 2005 when American citizen Natalee Holloway disappeared while on a graduation trip there. On his rÃ©sumÃ©, he takes credit for playing “the key role in the establishment of the strategic communications task force, which worked behind the scenes to minimize the impact of the Holloway story and effectively stopped calls for boycott by some U.S. elected officials.” (Palm Beach Post)
Why would anyone hire anyone this controversial for a face of tourism position? Hey Palm Beach, what planet do you people live on and what are you smoking? How he handled the crisis? Aruba was swarmed on by the media and they lost control of the story from the outset. As for the Strategic Communications Task Farce, that went away a long time ago as it was branded useless. The web site ArubaTruth could not even handle the onslaught from on line entities like Scared Monkeys continually asking questions and demanding answers.
Palm Beach, you are being snowed. Joseph Pesquera did nothing to stop any such boycott against Aruba. To this day the boycott against Aruba goes forth as an individuals choice not to go to an island where they care little if something happens to a tourist. Instead they use cronyism and cover up as their method of choice.
Palm Beach County, you should be ashamed of yourself. rewarding an individual for helping in covering up and obstructing an investigation against one of your own. So is it safe to presume now that if a person goes missing in Palm Beach County, FL that you will arrest the first two black people you see, charge them with the crime and then stone wall the investigation to protect your own?
YOU ARE A DISGRACE! Let them know what you think.
Hey Palm Beach, John Mark Karr is in Georgia, the next state over without a job. With your rationalization of hiring practicing I am sure you can find a position for him in the Child Welfare Services department. After all, he skating on a murder/rape charge even though he tried his hardest to profess his guilt.