The San Pedro chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) held their annual general meeting on Wednesday, November 29th at Fido’s Courtyard. The meeting was attended by several members of the local chapter, along with its board members headed by San Pedro BTIA Chairwoman Tamara Sniffin, as well as BTIA Executive Director, John Burgos, other representatives from the BTIA and special invited guests Valentino Shal and retired Police Superintendent Rudolph Orio. The meeting touched a wide range of topics, from sustainable tourism to marketing, membership and tourism security. At the end of the gathering, elections were held and a new board was installed.

The issue of garbage was discussed at the meeting, and Burgos congratulated Sniffin and the San Pedro chapter for their efforts to try keeping La Isla Bonita clean. He briefly referred to a campaign that will involve students from the San Pedro Junior College working on a project to get rid of the large disposed items such as appliances on the island.

Before the meeting wrapped up, the election of the new board members for the San Pedro chapter took place. Tamara Sniffin remains as the Chairwoman, Elida Rivera as Vice-Chair, Delsie Graniel as Secretary and Melanie Paz as Treasurer. Sniffin thanked everyone for their support and she looks forward to working closely with the local chapter members and the entire tourism industry on the island.

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