In this issue of the Cozumel Sun, Cozumel La Caleta Marina Now Private, First German Cruise Ship Comes to Cozumel, Author Paul J. Mila Book Signing in Cozumel, City of Cozumel 2018 Basura (Trash) Discount, Cozumel 2018 Property Tax Discount, Cozumel Adopt a Champion Program, Municipal Palace Cashier Hours, Proteccion Civil Office Hours, Biblioteca Publica Office Hours Cozumel November 2017 Public Safety and Traffic Reports, and Aurita’s Corner with more….
First German Cruise Ship Comes to Cozumel
The For the very first time a German transatlantic cruise ship visited Cozumel. The German cruise ship “Mein Schiff 6” arrived at the pier of “Punta Langosta”, with approximately 2,790 passengers and 30 thousand members of the crew this week.
According to data issued by the International Association of Cruise Lines, the Mein Schiff 6 made its maiden voyage on last July 3, sailing out of the port of Hamburg, Germany. The company has two more ships under construction that would come in the coming years to the island
Cozumel La Caleta Marina Now Private
The corporation Presidente Intercontinental that operates the Hotel Presidente in Cozumel, now has in its possession the marina known as La Caleta. A portion of the land where the Marina Cozumel is located, belonged to the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel, and negotiations resulted in an agreement to give La Caleta to the hotel. Everything seems to indicate that the space of La Caleta will be used by the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel to develop a hotel complex.
Owners of the 100 boats that currently occupy La Caleta, are afraid they will be evicted at any time, now that the deadline to move to the Fonatur Marina has expired.
Author Paul J. Mila Book Signing in Cozumel
Author and diver Paul J. Mila will hold a book signing on December 10th for his two Cozumel Novels “Killer in Paradise” and “Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends.” Just in time for Christmas, you can get your books autographed for gifts or for yourself! The Signing will take place at La Cocay located at Calle 8 Norte. entre 10 y 15 Avenida #208 Centro, Cozumel at 6:30 pm.
If you have not experienced it, it is an absolute thrill to read a book and recognize the places the author describes in his story.
Killer in Paradise:
A killer is loose in paradise! Who will be the next victim?
Paul Mila returns with familiar and new characters in the fifth book of his dive adventure/thriller series.
Scuba diver and art gallery owner Dayle Standish struggles to save her marriage as she searches for a priceless artifact dating back to Christopher Columbus. But Dayle’s path through the land of the ancient Mayans intersects with a vicious killer in Cozumel, Mexico, putting herself and her friends, Terry and Joe Manetta, in danger.
The story will appeal to divers and non-divers alike, and diving readers will recognize dive sites located in Roatan and Cozumel. The unique story line takes readers inside cenotes (pronounced SAY-NO-TAYS), the underwater caves that riddle the Yucatan, and which supplied the ancient Mayans with much of their fresh water.
“Paul Mila returns with familiar characters in this riveting suspense/thriller. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put this action-packed page turner down.” Mike Monahan, author of The Treasure of Hart Island and Barracuda.
“Paul Mila has created a fast-paced thriller that finds its ‘Maltese Falcon’ hundreds of years older and in an underwater Mayan shrine. Grab your air tank — definitely worth the dive!” Thomas Hoover, author of Caribbee.
Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends:
Vibrant photos depicted on high-quality glossy pages sets this book apart from other children’s books. Author and diver Paul Mila uses his vivid underwater photos to bring this story to life. Harry the hawksbill turtle discovers that his angelfish friends aren’t getting along because they look different from each other. Harry teaches them they are more alike than they realize, while children also learn about sea life. This is a fun book for beginning self-readers or for parents and children to read together.
Cozumel 2018 Tax Discounts
The city of Cozumel has once again announced Property Tax and Garbage Discounts as a means to encourage advance payment:
2018 Predial Taxes
20% Discount if paid anytime this month (December).
15% Discount if paid January 2nd – January 31st
10% Discount if Paid February 1st through the 28th.
Contributors (owners) that are disabled, retired, pensioned, or hold INSEN or INAPAM credentials (Senior Card) a qualify for a 50% discount. Some restrictions and limits apply.
City of Cozumel 2018 Basura (Trash) Fees
The Discount for residential and commercial trash pickup charges for 2018 is 10% if paid between December 2017 and February 28, 2018.
Where to make Payments:
You can pay your 2018 Taxes and Trash at the Municipal Palace payment module, The Proteccion Civil Office (Firehouse by the Shell), or Biblioteca Publica Office located on 30th by Soriana.
Municipal Palace Cashier Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Proteccion Civil Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Biblioteca Publica Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Allocate your Business Taxes to a Cozumel Youth Athlete! The donation is tax deductible for businesses! If you have a business, you may deduct 100% of the donation from your city of Cozumel taxes. Here is a description of Cozumel’s Adopt a Champion Program. For more information on City of Cozumel volunteer opportunities: https://www.thecozumelsun.com/volunteer-opportunities/city-of-cozumel/
Cozumel Adopt a Champion Program
The City of Cozumel actively supports 33 youth athletes. They are in need of nutritional supplements, equipment, and travel and lodging for out of the island training and competition.
Economic and material support will allow the young athletes to develop and grow in their sport without external sports environmental pressures.
So far the City has received various donations and sponsors; They need more sponsors to cover 100% enrolled 33 talented athletes.
Margelí Castle Aguayo made Nationals and was selected to represent Mexico and Cozumel in the world youth of weightlifting in Tokyo, Japan.
The delegation of Triathlon won for the first time in the history of our municipality medals in the sport fair with greater importance National Olympiad national 2017 through Bruno Larios Oro, Fiona Bernal Bronce and Álvaro Ramírez Bronce.
José Manuel Pacheco Alamilla who won gold medal in 100-meter, 200-meter silver medal and gold medal in in the national Paralympics 2017 long jump
In addition to our work in the search for sponsorship for our young promises we
You can choose to adopt one youth athlete, or spread your donation to a number of the athletes. You can donate any amount of money, specify what the donation is for, for example tennis shoes or 3-month supply of nutritional supplement for “X” (Athlete).
Cozumel Sports Direction will give you a list of Athletes and their needs for you to use. Contact Georgina Rocke at 987-111-4005
- Purchase the equipment or supplement or
- Make a payment at the Municipal Cashier as a donation in the name of the athlete.
Cozumel November 2017 Public Safety and Traffic Reports
ALthough the report reads Weekly Report, it appears to be for most of November, the sixth through the 30th, 2017. I do not know if they just got behind, or will be keeping this a monthly report from here on. I will keep you Posted.
Ebriedad (Drunkenness) 47 , Alteracion (Altercation) 62 , Toxicamano (Graffiti) 24, Rinas (Quarrels) 11, Faltas a la Moral (lack of Morals) 02, Otra Faltas (Other Offences) 12. Total Arrests 158.
Muses of the Sea Art Exhibit
Second Floor Plaza del Sol (Town Square)
December 2 – January 8th
Robo (Robbery/Theft) 14, Allanamiento (Weapons) 05 , Injuries 1, Otro (Other) None.
Turned over to Public Ministry Common Jurisdiction 04 / Turned Over to Public Ministry Federal Jurisdiction 00
Calls to Public Safety 777
475 emergency 302 no-emergency
Cozumel Reported Robberies this period 46
Accidents 19, Failure to take precautions 15, Alcoholism 04, Speeding 00, Infringements Made 205, Turned over to Public Ministry Common Jurisdiction 08.
Impounded Vehicles during this period:
Motorcycles 29, Automobiles 21, Trucks 3, for a total of 53.
Great News! Thanks to our readers and friends, we raised our goal for Brandon’s Eye Surgery scheduled for December 1st. We even had enough to help the family with food, lodging and transportation. We will have an update from Mom on how the surgery went in the next issue. Again God Bless all of you for making this happen!
Cozumel Sun Projects you Can Still Help Accomplish:
Christmas Toy Drive: Five Families nine children need Cash Donations, as I purchased gifts during Buen Fin Sale.
Fireman’s Family: A neighbor is a Cozumel Fireman. As you know, they hardly make any money to start with, now with time spent at hospitals with his wife, the family is really in a bad financial situation. His wife is at home in hospice care, there is nothing more that Doctors can do. The two children are included in my toy drive (girls ages 4 years and 14 years), Grandma lives with them. I need a food basket for family of five.
Fincas Family: Material for Roofing and Flooring, Food Basket for Family of Four need cash or materials/food stuff.
Sun Garage Sale: Now collecting for after the Holidays Distribution and Sales: Please keep donating the items you do not need, drop it off anytime day or night, or call and we will pick up!
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