Playa del Carmen police chief resigns, third chief this year Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen police chief resigns, third chief this year

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The current police chief of Solidaridad has resigned, handing over the position to another member and making it the third changeover since the new government. During a city meeting, Juan Martín Rodríguez Olvera announced his resignation as Secretary of Public Safety, designating the position to his successor Joaquín Morales Hernández. This is the third police chief for Playa del Carmen in the little over a year of government. Rodríguez Olvera took office in January of this year, shortly after the Blue Parrot shootings and throughout the year, has faced a wave…

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Playa del Carmen breaks new nighttime low temperature Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen breaks new nighttime low temperature

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — With steady cool days and the entry of Cold Front 15, the city of Playa del Carmen has broeken its previous minimum temperature record of 14.5C. According to the Department of Climatology and Meteorology of Civil Protection of Solidarity, the new minimum low was recorded during the early morning hours of December 12, when a temperature of 13.4 was recorded, also making it the lowest temperature of the year. Antonio Morales Ocaña, Playa del Carmen meteorologist, says the low temperature was recorded at 7:00 a.m. on…

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Demolition permits issued for Blue Parrot bar in Playa del Carmen Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Demolition permits issued for Blue Parrot bar in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Permits for the demolition of the Blue Parrot restaurant bar have been issued by city officials nearly a year after five people lost their lives during a popular music festival. According to the Directorate of Urban Development, demolition permits have been issued for the Blue Parrot as well as Coco Maya Cave. The permits were requested by a single individual for the construction of a new hotel in the area. Currently, the property that occupies the Blue Parrot has been abandoned and since February, has no longer been guarded…

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Underwater museum project for Playa del Carmen rejected Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Underwater museum project for Playa del Carmen rejected

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — For a second time, the proposed Underwater Museum of the Caribbean has been rejected by local authorities. Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has again denied permits for the construction of the the Museum of the Caribbean Sea, a private project by company Thetys. The project was submitted to environmental authorities at the beginning of the year, with the Environmental Impact Manifest (MIA) submitted for public consultation over the summer. After review, the project has again been denied. Permits for construction of the underwater…

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New bicycles, mobile security towers for Playa del Carmen police Mexico Playa del Carmen 

New bicycles, mobile security towers for Playa del Carmen police

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — New security towers and bicycles have been presented to the municipality of Solidaridad to help enforce public security. Playa del Carmen mayor Cristina Torres Gómez has forwarded six mobile surveillance towers and the gift of 20 new police bicycles to the Tourist Police branch that have been donated by Mamitas Beach to improve the quality of public security for local residents and tourists. “We thank Mamitas beach for the donation of these bicycles that will help the Tourist Police work for the benefit of the community…

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City hall announces new PDC budget for upcoming fiscal year Mexico Playa del Carmen 

City hall announces new PDC budget for upcoming fiscal year

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The XV Legislature of the Congress of the State of Quintana Roo has approved the Income Law of the Municipality of Solidaridad, which means the city’s budget as been given the okay. Sent by municipal president Cristina Torres Gómez, the budget was analyzed by deputies members of the Finance, Budget and Account committees and Municipal Affairs and approved for 2018. The approval session, which was chaired by Deputy Fernando Levin Zelaya Espinoza, means the municipality of Solidaridad will have a budget of more than 2.2 billion…

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Parking meters likely installed in PDC center next year Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Parking meters likely installed in PDC center next year

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — As part of the the Urban Mobility Plan for Solidarity, parking meters will be in the Central Zone, which officials say is the most congested area of the city. Chairman of the Commission of Transportation and Roads, César Navarro Medina, stressed that the parking meter should not be seen as an isolated measure, but within a comprehensive mobility plan in which cyclists are also considered. He said there is no need to fear parking meters which are used in many cities around the world. He says that officials are…

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Over 1,600 new businesses open in Playa del Carmen this year Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Over 1,600 new businesses open in Playa del Carmen this year

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Government of Solidarity says that in the first nine months of this year, more than 1,600 new businesses were opened in the municipality. Municipal President Cristina Torres Gómez reports that a total of 1,670 new companies have been started already in the area. She says the municipality offers various mechanisms, training and guidance for future entrepreneurs through the General Directorate of Economic Development in coordination with the Youth Institute. Head of municipal Economic Development, Beltrán Aguilera, says that from January to October, more than 1,670 small and…

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