Spider monkeys continue to be victims of hit and run Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Spider monkeys continue to be victims of hit and run

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Spider monkeys continue to be killed by inattentive drivers. Local authorities have made efforts to reintroduce the spider monkey into the region, however, motorists continue to kill them from hit and run accidents. Another spider monkey was found dead on the highway outside Puerto Morelos, making it the third this summer. The monkey was found hit not far from the Botanical Gardens where they cross the road during the cool night hours to reach the reserve. Armin Zapata, manager of the Botanical Gardens, says that earlier…

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Cofepris says Puerto Morelos Maxicarne, Chedraui meats found clean Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Cofepris says Puerto Morelos Maxicarne, Chedraui meats found clean

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Citizen complaints about the meat being sold have led to an unannounced health inspection at Maxicarne/Chedraui in Puerto Morelos. Javier Franciso Toledo Alvarado of the Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios, said that due to numerous citizen complaints against Maxicarne and Chedraui, officials paid an unscheduled visit to the establishments, finding them clean. Toledo Alvarado explained that they received constant citizen complaints against the stores for selling meat — pork, beef and chicken — that customers felt was of poor quality. He noted that weekly samples are…

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Public servants kept busy as rains soak region Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Public servants kept busy as rains soak region

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The municipality of Puerto Morelos has seen public service officials kept busy as rains continued to soak the region over the weekend. Municipal president Laura Fernandez Piña says that public service officials have worked continually to ensure cleaning of the streets and avenues, as well as the absorption wells to streamline drainage, in addition to providing citizens with the support they required during the heavy rains. Due to these actions and diverse attention to the absorption wells, the accumulation of water in the roads has been draining more quickly. “The permanent…

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Puerto Morelos has new body to regularize buildings Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos has new body to regularize buildings

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A new program implemented by the municipality of Puerto Morelos now allows building owners to regularize their properties. The program Registra tu obra y ahorra (Register your work and save), allows building owners to catch up with their documents, says the municipal president Laura Fernandez. She says so far, they have more than 100 work records updated and in force and hope that more citizens obtain the benefits of regularizing their buildings. Laura Fernandez Piña exolained that Registra tu obra y ahorra provides legal support to the…

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Injured pelicans found on Puerto Morelos beach Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Injured pelicans found on Puerto Morelos beach

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Two injured pelicans were found on the beaches of Puerto Morelos last week triggering an environmentalist alert. Both birds were rescued by elements of the Civil Protection Directorate in the beach area when passersby noticed both birds seemed unable to fly. Not sure what to do with them, they contacted the Puerto Meroles fire department who sent out an alert of injured animals to Civil Protection. The birds were found in two separate incidences by people walking along the beach. The first pelican was found outside a…

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Puerto Morelos tourism officials want to be straw free Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos tourism officials goal: to be straw free

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A campaign is being initiated to see the eventual elimination of straws in facilities in and around Puerto Morelos. Hector Tamayo Sánchez, director of tourism for Puerto Morelos, says it’s time Puerto Morelos followed the in the steps of others with a better environmental culture. “We want to replicate the campaign that was launched in Cancun, so these days I am holding meeting with with the head of tourism in Benito Juárez to make a cooperation of ideas. We must start to raise awareness to all of the…

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Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos undergoes road work reconstruction

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — New road work has been implemented for the town of Puerto Morelos with more than 60 percent being recovered. Today, Puerto Morelos provides a renewed, safer and cleaner image for its population, announced municipal president Laura Fernández Piña. With the recovery of streets and avenues, more than 60 percent throughout the municipality has been repaired. “We know that there is still work to be done, but the fact is that the joint work of Public Utilities and Public Works has been overwhelming. Having patched arteries that needed repair or repaved included…

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Mexico Puerto Morelos 

Sea turtle nests looted during night

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. – Sea turtle nests were looted over the weekend with at least 12 of them having eggs stolen. At least 12 sea turtle nests were vandalized during the night hours in Punta Brava. A complaint was filed with the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) since stealing sea turtle eggs is a federal crime, explained director of the Puerto Morelos Arrecife Park, María del Carmen García Rivas. “There is looting, but there is also surveillance,” she said. “We ask the population not to go to Punta Brava, especially at…

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