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News for the Week of September 19, 2016



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Cozumel Arrivals: 14 Ships this Week
9/18 - Numbers fall slightly this week in Cozumel as cruise ship arrivals show 14 ships registered to dock for the third week of September 2016. This is 1 less than the number of ships last week and 6 less than the "20 in port" which marks a "high season" number. As the Fall Season begins for 2016, an estimated 35,000 people will visit Cozumel this week via these cruise ships leaving an estimated US$ 2.8 million dollars behind in the local economy.

High season for cruise ship arrivals typically runs from November 15 - April 15 each year with the remaining 7 months of the year considered "low season."

This week Puerta Maya pier will be host to 10 ships docking there, 2 ships will dock at TMM/SSA International pier while Punta Langosta pier will see 2 arrivals and the downtown San Miguel pier will have -0- arrivals with passengers tendering in.

This week begins with 2 ships docking on Monday, 3 on Tuesday, 1 ship Wednesday, 2 on Thursday, 3 on Friday and then Saturday will bring 3 ships in port and Sunday will see -0- ships in port.

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Bermuda Athlete Wins Women's ITU World Cup
Flora Duffy representing Bermuda, won 2 gold medals naming her the official winner of the 2016 ITU Triathlon Champion Women’s division. One of the medals was for the competition in Cozumel and another that proclaimed her as the best in Triathlon competition Worldwide. The Silver medal was awarded to Olympic competitor Gwen Jorgensen, and the bronze medal went to Japan's Ai Ueda.

Before the end of the Female competition at the World Cup Triathlon in Cozumel, it seemed that the strong athlete was Jorgensen from the US according to her recent victory in Brazil where she won the gold medal. However, in this event which features three different sports (swim, bike, run) leaving the water first doesn’t necessarily make you the winner.

In the last 50 meters before reaching the finish line, Flora Duffy responded to the greetings of the spectators knowing that no one was close to her as she crossed the finish line as the winner. Her complete time was 01:57:59, and in just over two minutes, Gwen Jorgensen of the US followed with a time of 01:59:16. Nine seconds later came the third place finisher Charlotte Mc Shane from Australia with a time of 01:59:25

Despite the fact that Mc Shane was the third winner of the race, the three medalists of the Triathlon World Cup in the 2016 Edition, were Flora Duffy with the gold medal, the American Gwen Jorgensen as winner of the silver medal and Japan's Ai Ueda winning of the bronze medal. In virtue of this world championship held throughout the year in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Yokohama, Stockholm, Hamburg, Edmonton, Costa del Sol, where at the end of each race athletes add points and at the end are rewarded the winners of the competition, in the end, the sum of points counts for this last event and Japan's Ai Ueda was defined as the winner as the three best in the world which in this case gave her the bronze medal. In the competition of Cozumel, Ai Ueda was fifth place in the overall table.

The athletes battled a water temperature of 29 degrees centigrade, and a land temperature of 33 degrees centigrade.
Cozumel Celebrates Ironkids Event
The crystal clear waters of the Chankanaab National Park were the ideal scenario for 177 children of different ages to participate in last week’s third edition of the competition called "Ironkids Cozumel 2016", thus creating a children's Sports Festival.

In the 12 – 13 age group, in the boys competition, third place was awarded to Rodrigo Francisco Chavez Michel, of Jalisco, Mexico with a time of 24 minutes 9 seconds while Yael Vladimir Gonzalez Melendez, had a time of 24 minutes 2 seconds and Alvaro Eugenio Rivero Franco, from Leon won the event with a time of 24 minutes 1 second.

In the girls category, third place awarded it is Andrea Celeste Puc Martínez of Quintana Roo with a time of 27 minutes 39 seconds, in second place was María Fernanda Arredondo González, Aguascalientes, with a time of 25 minutes 39 seconds and Nicole Córdova Guerra from Leon , achieving a time of 24 minutes with 41 seconds. Other categories included age groups of 10-11 years, 8-9 years, and 6-7 years.

In the 12-13 years category, they performed 300 meters of swimming, 8 kilometers of cycling and 1.5 kilometers of running, while the category 10-11 years, did 150 meters of swimming, 4 kilometers of cycling and a 1 kilometer run. The 8-9 year category did a 100 meter swim, 2 kilometers of cycling and a 750 meters run, while the youngest category did a 50 meter swim, 1 kilometer of cycling and a 500 meter run.

The competition delivered 177 medals to the youths who participated.
Two Triathletes Injured Due to Bad Street Conditions
Two of the participants in the ITU Work Cup Triathlon were injured after having slipped in the bicycle race, and according to both athletes, it was mentioned that the accident was due to the poor state of some sections of the bicycle path on the highway.

While finishing his second round of the cycling race, Alfonso García Méndez from Saltillo, Coahuila, wearing number 868, in the 25-29 age category, suffered bruised and some abrasions in various parts of his body.

A half hour after that accident and only a few meters from the previous incident, Manuel Durcal Azuara of the country of Spain, equally skidded due to a crack in the deteriorated asphalt. Fortunately he also suffered only bruises.

Both athletes lost several minutes of the race, and were aided by representatives of the sports organization. Both athletes stated that the poor conditions of the road that is used as the bicycle path is damaged and that is what caused the accidents which caused them to lose time.
Change of Municipal Government has Officially Begun
According to the schedule agreed on between the outgoing Municipal Public Administration and the Elected Administration, last Saturday, September 10 was the official delivery process with a visit to three directions of the Municipal Government. This process was conducted in an atmosphere of cooperation and cordiality, which was headed by the Municipal Comptroller, Nidia Noh García, who accompanied the transition team of the incoming Public Administration.

The first day of the process shifted transition to the Technical Secretary of Town Hall, Address of Social Communication and to the Address of the Sports General and Youth Attention as well as to the Sub directorate of Sports. According to the schedule, the process will continue with the Sub directorate of Ecology, Sub-direction of CAMAR and branches of Tourism and Economic Development. All transfers of Directors will take place throughout the month of September, and finally, on Wednesday 28, delivery of collection boxes, the Municipal President, Presidential Office, Private Secretary, Comptroller, Disbursements and Accounting departments, will officially end this process.

It should be noted the process was accompanied by the Municipal Comptroller and Directors of each department.
Promising Lobster Season so Far
“Despite the weather conditions in recent days, the Lobster season has been better compared with the figures in the same period of last year. The fishing industry expects to exceed the goal of production established for 2016-2017 with a figure of 25 tons of whole lobster captured in the Bay of the Holy Spirit, as well as in other areas of Cozumel” said Jose Angel Canto Noh, Production President of the Cozumel Fishing Cooperative Society.

Up to this point in the season, fishermen have attained the capture of 15 tons of crustaceans in only 2 months. The goal is a capture of 30 tons. The official added that by December the first catch will establish the amount of capture and its production. The next catch registered will be the months of January and February 2017. After that, Lobster capture will no longer be counted as production. It will be for the livelihood of the fishermen's cooperative society.
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