The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) held its first ever Think Tank Mixer on Tuesday, August 18th at the Rum & Bean located at Mahogany Bay Village. The event was designed for invited guest to mingle and discuss issues that are affecting the island and suggest possible solutions. Kicking off at 5:30PM in a formal ambiance with complimentary snacks and drinks, the function motivated the attendees to discuss the islandís future plans.

Deputy Mayor, Gary Greif briefly welcomed everyone officially opening the event. ďThis idea of getting together in a network with everyone has prove to be successful in other places, thus, we want to start this practice here in San Pedro. By having frequent gatherings like this one, we can discover the skills of our residents.

Some of the topics discussed were the Sargassum invasion, San Pedro Tourism Board, impacts on social media, regularization and proper training in the service industry among other concerns. The regularization and proper training in the service industry was a leading topic. Many of the attendees acknowledged that customer service personnel from restaurants and hotels should take courses in customer service and hospitality. It was indicated that the level of performance up to now is satisfactory, nevertheless, it can and it should be better in order to compete with our regional partners.

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