Cancun police raise will make them highest paid in state Cancun Mexico 

Cancun police raise will make them highest paid in state

Cancun, Q.R. — Police in the municipality of Benito Juárez will receive salary increases within the next few weeks, making them the highest paid in the state. Cancun mayor Remberto Estrada Barba, says that municipal police salaries will be given accordingly beginning the first weeks of September. “We are delivering results so today we comply with the approved salary for the police that will result in a better quality of life, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the entire population with professional police elements, constant training and more commitment,” he explained. The raise is…

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Man dies cave diving, body cannot be removed Mexico Riviera Maya 

Man drowns cave diving

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The body of a man who went cave diving over the weekend has been located, but authorities say rescue is not possible. On Saturday, two men and a guide went cave diving at BioParque Lu’um Balam when one became disoriented and entered a dark channel that was apparently restricted. He was later found drowned. The body of 31-year-old Dmitry Chernov remains inside a cavern that is closed off by a wall that officials say, cannot be accessed without the use of machinery. Civil Protection and elements of…

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Cancun to install security cameras in public vehicles Cancun Mexico 

Cancun to install security cameras in public vehicles

Cancun, Q.R. —  A vote to install security cameras in public transportation vehicles in Cancun has been passed after the death of a State Land Transport (TTE) driver last week. The unanimous vote came from city council members after a man was shot and killed last week while on duty. Erika Castillo of Urban Development and Transportation in the City of Benito Juárez, said that along with the installation of internal cameras, Municipal Secretariat of Public Safety and Traffic (Smspyt) will also be installing external security cameras in the main public areas…

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Around Mexico 

Mexican fire fighters head to Canada to battle flames

Mexico City, Mexico — A group of Mexico firefighters have headed north to Canada to help combat the country’s fierce forest fires. The National Forestry Commission reports that 108 forest fire fighters from Mexico have landed in the province of British Colombia to help combat flames. According to information from the National Forestry Commission, the brigades will form a commission along with international technicians to support in the mitigation of the fires that afflict that area of Canada. The province of British Colombia currently has 126 wild forest fires and 1,600 fighters….

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New police station for central Tulum Mexico Tulum 

New mobile police station for central Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — A new police post that will operate 24-hours per day has been installed in the center of Tulum. The new unit has been put into place to provide better security for the townspeople of Tulum. Romalda Dzul Caamal, municipal president, requested that the mobile unit be in full operation 24-hours per day. Gabriel González Ornelas, General Director of Public Safety, said that surveillance patrols for the town will be strengthened with the addition of the mobile police unit adding, “There is a commitment to address the most unsafe…

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New housing development proposal for Akumal Mexico Tulum 

New housing development proposal for Akumal

Akumal, Q.R. — A new housing development is being proposed to the Ministry of Environment for the town of Akumal. With an initial investment of 3.7 billion peso, a new housing project for Punta Norte in the municipality of Tulum has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). If approved, the project will be constructed at Supermanzana 001 along the Chetumal-Benito Juárez Federal Highway 307 between Akumal and the Bahía Príncipe. According to the promoter, BP Promotions SA de CV, the project would consist of the construction and operation of tourist and urban infrastructure in an…

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Holbox reopens, some issues resolved Cancun Mexico 

Many Holbox water, electricity issues resolved

Holbox, Q.R. — After a day of closure, the island of Holbox is under reconstruction as municipal officials ensure regular water and electricity. Problems began last week when nearly 20 electrical blackouts were recorded. By the end of the week, the island was without full electricity, disabling water pumps and limiting water supplies to island homes and businesses. The people of Holbox and Chiquilá have been requesting action to fix leaking water lines and restore proper electricity to the area, however requests have gone unanswered. Gerardo Mora Vallejo, head of the Water…

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Three whale shark boats a day fined Cancun Mexico 

Three whale shark tour boats a day fined

Cancun, Q.R. – On average, three boats per day are fined for non-compliance to swimming and whale shark touring. Hugo Navarro Solano, director of the Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, says that the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Profepa) has sanctioned many boats for violations already this season since this year, only 240 boats were granted whale shark touring permits. The Commission for Protected Natural Areas (Conanp) reduced the number of boat permits for the 2017 season after taking into account the preservation of the environment, population load and conservation of sustainability for…

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