azuls five hotel playa del carmen Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Azuls Five again builds wall to claim public beach area

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Azul Fives Hotel at Xcalacoco in the city’s north has been inspected yet again for building a concrete wall on the beach. The Directorate of Federal Maritime Zone (Zofemat) has made the inspection and launched an investigation against the hotel for constructing an illegal wall on federal property in an attempt to claim beach area. Hugo Uribe Nicolas, director of Zofemat, said the inspection came after citizen complaints were filed Monday. Zofemat officials found the illegal structure to encroach 1.5 meters onto federal beach property,…

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More flights canceled as hurricanes hit regions Cancun Mexico Travel 

More flights canceled as hurricanes hit regions

Cancun, Q.R. — More delayed flights have been reported at the Cancun International Airport due to hurricanes Irma and Katia. Friday alone, 12 flights of both domestic and international origin were canceled due to poor weather conditions. Flights affected so far have included Volaris flights to and from Veracruz, Jet Blue to Fort Lauderdale as well as Spirit Airlines to and from Fort Lauderdale. Interjet has also canceled two round-trip flights to Havana, Cuba. Yesterday, Irma was responsible for 10 canceled flights in and out of the Cancun Airport while…

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Cruises to Cozumel canceled due to Galveston port closure Cozumel Mexico Travel 

Cruises to Cozumel canceled due to Galveston port closure

Cozumel, Q.R. — Cruise ships departing Port Galveston in Texas have been canceled due to tropical storm Harvey. The normal flow of cruise ships between Galveston Harbor and other Caribbean destinations, including Cozumel, has been interrupted. So far, four cruise ships have been affected by Harvey,remaining unable to call on the Port of Galveston. Nearly 20,000 passengers on three Carnival cruises and one Royal Caribbean ship were scheduled to disembark at Galveston over the weekend, however, due to the extreme weather, Harvey forced port closure by the Coast Guard. Ships are still unable to dock…

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Riviera Maya News Mexico Cancun, Playa del Carmen Cancun Mexico 

Mexico tourism to reach new record despite insecurity

Cancun, Q.R. — By the end of the year, the tourism sector for Mexico is expected to reach a new record, reports head of the Secretariat of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero. De la Madrid Cordero says that despite insecurity issues, the country is expected to have more than 37.5 million visitors by the end of 2017, an increase from the 35 million in 2016. He explained that the figures reported from the end of the first half of the year allow us to anticipate good results for the sector. “In the tourism…

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Latest rescued dolphin off Isla Mujeres dies Cancun Mexico 

Latest rescued dolphin off Isla Mujeres dies

Cancún, Q.R. — A dolphin that was found sick and stranded off Isla Mujeres last week has died. The male dolphin, who was believed to be around 20 years old, died despite efforts by the medical staff at Dolphin Discovery. Veterinarians and on-site animal specialists tended to the mammal 24-hours-per-day, but said they were unable to save him. They reported that the cause of death was chronic parasites. The body of the dolphin was infested with parasites, a situation that occurs when the immune system is not functioning. Dr. Roberto Sánchez, Director…

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Cancun gets first mobile medical unit Cancun Mexico 

Cancun gets first mobile medical unit

Cancun, Q.R. — A new mobile medical unit has been unveiled for the city of Cancun which is intended to benefit residents of low income. City mayor Remberto Estrada Barba announced that the mobile medical unit will benefit those who are vulnerable as well as those with lower incomes. The unit is thanks to the support of the Karisma Foundation AC and its president, Edilbrando Pérez. The new mobile unit is equipped with modern technology that will provide residents with consultations and specialized medical services for the detection, prevention and care of chronic…

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Cancun Mexico 

Nesting sea turtle killed in broad daylight

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — An adult sea turtle was killed yesterday on Isla Mujeres as she was preparing to lay eggs on a beach. The tortoise was bludgeoned in broad daylight by unknown strangers who ran from the scene when others stumbled upon their crime. Deline García Canto, director of the turtle protection program, confirmed the incident and said that the sea turtle was found deceased at around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday where, he said, she intended to lay eggs. “The condition of the turtle at the time of finding was critical, which…

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CFE stands by meter readings, says they are accurate Mexico Playa del Carmen 

CFE stands by meter readings, says they are accurate

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — With hundreds of complaints about an increase in CFE charges since the meters were changed in the spring, the Federal Electricity Commission says that the new current readings are accurate. Gabriel Ermilo Baqueiro Meza, superintendent of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in the Riviera Maya, said that there is not a higher collection of billing with the changeover of the meters. He says that “CFE are not overcharging on the billing. Consumption is what the meters record. It is necessary to take into account the period that the reading is…

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