Playa del Carmen first for beach load capacity project Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen first for beach load capacity project

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Playa del Carmen will be the first municipality in the state to participate in a beach load capacity project that officials are hoping will provide long-term coastal preservation. Jerónimo Ramos Sáenz Pardo, director general of Sustainable Tourism Management, explained that beach load capacity models are being designed specifically for tourist areas within the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Mexican Caribbean. He says load capacity models will be created for each area and will determine factors such as the services of a particular beach, the users…

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Illegal fishing detrimental to species, sea turtle concern Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Illegal fishing detrimental to species, sea turtle concern

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Illegal fishing by locals during the night hours has become detrimental to some species while endangering nesting sea turtles. Nets have been found again along the beaches of Xcalacoco in the city’s north end from fishermen who set them during the night. In the morning, they retrieve the nets, pulling from them only the species they want, discarding the others by leaving them netted on the beach. These illegal nets are being set during sea turtle season, something that poses a risk. Orquídea Trejo Buendía,…

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CFE says not many complaints, customers satisfied Mexico Playa del Carmen 

CFE says not many complaints, customers satisfied, tariff stays

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — In a recent press conference, CFE head for Riviera Maya says there are not that many Profeco complaints, and those who do complain are resolved in favor of the consumer. Luis Egypt Quijas Padilla, superintendent of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for Riviera Maya, says that so far this year, “Only 21 complaints have been filed with Profeco out of 123,000 CFE customers that we have, and all are satisfactory in favor of the consumer.” In a press conference, Quijas Padila says, “Over the last several months,…

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CFE accused of abuse, city says they'll keep fighting Mexico Playa del Carmen 

CFE accused of abuse, city says they’ll keep fighting

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Dozens of people have filed official complaints against the high tariffs being charged by CFE. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office (Profeco) has received 45 citizen complaints in Playa del Carmen for service abuse by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). In order for a complaint or set of complaints to be registered as abuse, Profeco says that it needs a minimum of 30 official complaints filed with their department against the same company for the same reasons. Profeco says CFE customers have filed complaints for increased charges as high…

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City council vows zero tolerance after another shooting Mexico Playa del Carmen 

City council vows zero tolerance after another shooting

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Municipal president of Solidaridad is warning businesses of a zero tolerance policy for those who have yet to install security cameras. Solidaridad’s municipal president Cristina Torres Gómez says that the owners of bars and restaruants are expected to provide the necessary security for patrons with the installation of cameras as agreed in May. She says that security cameras need to be installed inside and outside of establishments. The warning comes after another shooting at a bar in Playa del Carmen during the early morning hours of…

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Playa del Carmen has largest volunteer group in state Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen has largest volunteer group in state

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — During the recent international beach cleanup, the municipality of Solidaridad had the largest group of volunteers in the state. On September 23, the municipality of Solidaridad participated in the annual International Clean Water garbage collection organized by Ocean Conservancy that began in Tulum and ended in Holox earlier in October. This year, the municipality had more than 5,500 volunteers sign up for the event, the largest volunteer group in the state. Local volunteers cleaned 20 beaches and two reefs over 62 kilometers. According to the…

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Parent company of state Calica buys Canadian company Business Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Parent company of state’s Calica buys Canadian company

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The parent company of Calica in Playa del Carmen has purchased Canadian Polaris Materials Corporation. Vulcan Materials Company (VMC), a company dedicated to the production of stone aggregates and the parent company of the Mexican subsidiary Calizas Industriales del Carmen, SA de CV (CALICA) in Quintana Roo, has acquired Canada’s Polaris Materials Corporation’s aggregate and logistics company. According to a statement, the consolidation of CALICA in Quintana Roo allowed f creation of 400 direct jobs and more than 2,000 indirect jobs. Vulcan President and CEO Tom Hill…

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Solidaridad receives two proposals from new public transport companies Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Solidaridad receives two proposals from new public transport companies

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The city of Playa del Carmen has received two proposals from new companies interested in offering public transportation. Toward the end of this year and into early 2018, city officials say they will have a need for a new public transportation company. So far, two companies have expressed interest in operating Playa del Carmen public routes. César Navarro Medina, president of the Transport Commission, said that this opening would be “very positive” for the city, which has grown and needs not only a company, but…

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