Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Oceana hosts first ever Board of Directors International meeting in San Pedro

Oceana’s Board of Directors is holding its first ever Board of Directors international meeting in Belize.

Ted Danson (l) visits with Belize Minister of Tourism, Honorable Manuel Heredia, JR

The meeting will take place from December 6th to December 9th 2010. Internationally acclaimed Actor, best known in Belize for his role in the sitcom Cheers and now HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ted Danson is among the over 15 board members visiting the country for the first time.

Danson's wife, actress Mary Steenburgern (r) shakes hands with the Tourism Minister.

The working session of the meeting is being held here in San Pedro, where the board is expected to approve its global strategy and budget for 2011 and learn more about pressing marine issues affecting the country. While on the Island, Board members met with members of the San Pedro Town Council and got an opportunity to visit some of our many local tourist destinations, including Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

Ted Danson and Mrs. Celi McCorkle

In an attempt to show her support for Oceana and its policies, Mayor Elsa Paz, along with the Town Councilors, hosted the Board members at a cocktail party at the Holiday Hotel held tonight at 7:00pm at which Minister of Tourism; Manuel Heredia Jr. was the guest of honor. Selected members of the community were invite to be a part of this special event.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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