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September, 2014: Kids, carts and new rules

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Colonos asks support for rules

guiding use of golf cart by kids

   By Staff
   It’s no secret there are persistent complaints to the Colonos about children driving golf carts on resort streets, some better drivers than others, some barely old enough to handle a tricycle.

The criticisms usually emanate from incidents observed by residents of children driving erratically, overloaded or foolishly, which is not the manner in which most children handle the golf carts. So the few spoil it for the many. Residents will remember the young scoundrels a few years ago who “borrowed” golf carts, tore up the golf course grass then overturned the carts and left them there to the chagrin of owners, Security and golf course management.

Now, in an effort to compromise and assure safe golf cart use by children, the Colonos has issued updated rules hoping they will be followed by parents and children alike, remembering, first of all, that the municipality requires a person to be 18 years of age to acquire a driver’s license and 16 to drive with a learner’s permit.

The new rules put the onus on parents who allow their under-age children to drive the carts, noting that, “It must be very clear that parents are responsible for any accident and damage caused by under-age drivers.” That being the case, the Colonos requests parents refrain from allowing children under 16 from driving carts unattended by a parent or other adult in the cause of safety and municipal law.

The updated rule also suggest that carts not be overloaded with passengers, that passengers refrain from hanging off the carts, that the 30 kph speed limit (19 mph) be observed, that carts, motorcycles and bicycles have lights and/or reflectors in the case of bikes when driving on public streets at night; that every cart be registered with the Colonos to receive a numbered decal; that the golf course is off limits to carts not involved in playing golf, and that it is illegal to take the carts out of the resort, the driver being subjected to action by municipal authorities.

Importantly, any individual caught taking a cart not his or her own will be immediately reported to municipal police. Drivers with multiple other infractions face the possibility of losing their gate pass. In addition, any youthful driver who ignores the rules will be reported to his or her parents, a process whose only intent is to improve and assure safety. The Colonos notes that security staff should be respected for trying to make Puerto Aventuras accident- and incident-free.

The national U.S. estimate for golf cart-related injuries was more than 15,000 annually during its recent four-year study. During 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports dozens of people died in golf-cart related accidents.

According to The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the injuries were highest among males, ages 10 to 19, and those 80 and older.

Like most harmful incidents, it begins innocently enough, and, just as easily, can end up in life-threatening injury. Two recent cases in point from  Michigan told of how four girls went out in a cart driven by a 14-year-old who failed to yield to a stop sign and was struck by another vehicle. One of the four girls, a 13-year-old cheerleader, suffered critical head injuries and had to be airlifted to a special hospital. It was reported by Fox2 in Detroit. In another case last July 14, a 10-year-old girl was killed and her 6-year old brother hospitalized.

PA residents can greatly reduce the potential for tragedy by taking the rules seriously and in the protective spirit they are intended. For the complete regulations, please click on the Colonos logo on the top right of this page for this and other important information on living and getting along in Puerto Aventuras, a model of safe community living sustained in a society by agreement.

As PA promotes safety rules,

bicyclist killed on nearby 307

A 36-year-old man riding a bicycle toward oncoming traffic on the highway was killed after crashing head-on with a taxi, authorities reported in mid-August. The accident occurred at around 11 p.m. at the 273-900K mark on the highway.

Authorities did not say whether the bicycle was equipped with lights or reflectors. As noted in the above story about the updating of road rules for operating golf carts, motorcycles and bicycles in the PA resort, drivers of those vehicles are urged to equip their vehicles with lights if driving after dark.

 

 

Disruptive behaviors temporarily

close Phase 4 to motorized vehicles

Developer fined after a family complains

By Staff: 
   Access to Phase 4 and the caleta ( a cove) by motorized vehicles has been temporarily discontinued following disturbing incidents by a few people involving alcohol and boating.

Arq. Roman Rivera Torres, developer, told the Pelican that several Sundays ago there were “several large groups of people drinking heavily and being disrespectful to families and others trying to enjoy the caleta.”

He said one family brought “three wave runners, put them in the water and spent the day teaching their very young kids to drive them at high speed inside the caleta. We also had three tour boats with many people drinking and playing very loud music, with different music playing from each boat.”

One of the families trying to enjoy a passive, peaceful day at the bucolic site along the Caribbean was obviously upset enough by the abuse to the environment and insensitivity toward the families, to video the obnoxious behaviors and report them to the port captain and SEMARNAT, Mexico’s environment and natural resources authority.

Because of the complaint, Rivera Torres said he was assessed a fine by SEMARNAT, which also threatened to insert agency policing at the site and obligate him to furnish the agency with a weekly report.

As a result of these incidents and SEMARNAT’S stern warning, the developer said he has blocked access to the Phase 4 site by the general public in or on motorized vehicles. Only owners and labor will be allowed until such time as workable controls can be developed to assure the absence or control of potential despoilers of the environment and the peace.

“Some people enjoy and respect the place, some others abuse it and are disruptive. Who feels capable of pointing out who may enter and who may not?” This is something that has to be worked out, Rivera said.

Phase 4 is a work in progress and during the last high season the developer generously allowed access to members of the general public, the majority of whom rode bicycles or walked to the caleta to enjoy time at this environmental asset.

A couple recently complained about being denied access to the caleta several Sundays ago when a security car blocked access, but the developer points out that all of Phase 4 remains private property until such time, in about one year, the infrastructure is turned over to the Colonos, which will then be responsible for the access roads.

The developer points out that no one complains about not being able to access the gated Chacalal or Villa del Mar condominium swimming pools precisely because, like Phase 4, they are private property.

“It is important not to take for granted things that have not been promised, mostly referring to someone else’s property,” he said.

EDITORIAL: 
Put blame where it belongs 

   Somehow, the few always seem to mess things up for the many and the above two reports, on driving golf carts and on abusing private and public property, bear that out. The call by the Colonos for parents and children to practice good, legal cart-driving habits under the law should get utmost consideration if for no other reason than safety.

When it comes to environmental abuse, it is impossible to put 10 people in a  police line-up and try to identify beforehand which two or three are likely despoilers of the community’s environmental assets and which are habitually inconsiderate of others. Therefore, the motorized vehicles that contribute to the problem because of their capacity to carry more passengers and goods such as alcoholic beverages are denied access until controls to satisfy SEMARNAT and the developer can be implemented.

Abuse was in evidence last winter on the private Phase 4 territory roads that were under construction. The more appreciative and respectful residents either walked or rode bicycles to the caleta. But frequently there were autos being driven through or over yellow tape blocking a freshly installed section of roadway. Some drivers moved cement blocks to access roads that were off limits and still others drove vehicles perilously over the sidewalk and considerable embankment to access the dirt path to the caleta.

The caleta area contains newly designated conservation land and an historic Mayan outpost that unfortunately has collected its share of litter discarded by the few inconsiderate users of the area even while trash receptacles are stationed nearby. The temporary closure of access to the public’s motorized vehicles should alert the community to the problem and usher forth an equitable solution.

 

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U.S. updates travel warnings

to Mexico,but Q. Roo excepted  

   The U.S. State Department has updated its Mexico travel warnings but pointed out that the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo are safe to visit, although the department suggests using the precautions travelers would use in the danger states.

Other states where the warning does not apply include Baja California, Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tabasco and Tlaxcala and Federal District.

States posing security threats by organized crime include Tamaulipas, and border areas of Michoacan (except Morelia and Lazara Cardenas) and border areas of Piedrdas Negras and Nuevo Laredo as well as some southern states like Sinaloa. Caution was also urged in business areas of Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua industrial parks.

Eighty-one Americans were killed in Medico in 2013, ten more than in 2012, the State Department said. It warned of rising kidnap incidents in neighbor states like Tamaulipas, Guerrero, Michoacan and Morelos.

Travelers are asked to keep a low profile, not carry jewelry or cameras in view, avoid isolated sites, use toll roads wherever possible and travel in daylight. The Department says car theft with violence and theft are a serious problem.

5,000 new federal Mexico police

given mission to protect citizenry

   

      

   A new division of the Mexican federal police called the “Gendarmerie” began to hit the streets of Mexico in areas where there is “greater institutional weakness,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said at a commissioning ceremony last Friday in the nation’s capitol.

The division’s 390 senior officers were trained in France (where police are called gendarmes) and in Colombia. The force will operate under civilian command and focus its efforts on providing security in rural and marginalized areas of the country.

The president said homicides are down 27 percent this year, while some 100,000 homicides were reported during the six years of the Calderon administration from 2006-2012, most of them from the brutal drug war.

The Riviera Maya in general is known for its relative security, and reportedly is not an area of concern for the new gendarmerie. Puerto Aventuras resort community, in particular, is considered one of the safest locales on the Yucatan.

 

 

 

Mexican Supreme Court upholds

sales tax hike for border states

  

   In a 9-1 vote, the nationals Supreme Court upheld legislation passed last year that lifted the federal sales tax (VAT-value added tax) from 11 percent to 16 percent in border states like Quintana Roo…meaning there won’t be tax relief for this area.

The increase was challenged on constitutional grounds by border-state businesses and lawmakers from several parties. They attacked the new general tax law’s section on the sales tax that abolished a preferential rate for border states. In other words, while the rest of the nation paid a 16 percent VAT, border states only paid 11 percent.

The Federal Finance Secretariat said last year the discrepancy – the lower rate paid in Q. Roo for example, benefitted business more than it did consumers. The court said a uniform tax rate does not violate the principle of tax fairness.


Student at Mexico university

creates voice-recognition app

   As the British government labors to identify the voice of the possible UK subject that murdered U.S. journalist James Foley in Iraq, a graduate student at Mexico’s Autonomous University announced the development of a program of voice recognition specifically for use in such investigative forensic situations.

Student Jose Trangol’s program would be used in court cases to analyze voice evidence that is “as objective as possible rather than subjective as the system is now.”

The goal is to conclude whether a suspect is the source of the voice on a recording or other electronic device by using scientific methods, Trangol told a forum sponsored by the university’s applied mathematics research institute.

Mexico says Texas Gov. Perry’s

terrorist charge lacks evidence

   The Mexican embassy in Washington has refuted Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s suggestion that Islamic State terrorists are possibly accessing the United States from its border with Mexico.

The Mexican embassy said it has no indication of the presence of extremist groups or individual terrorists in Mexico.The Mexican embassy also noted that the Pentagon has publicly said it lacks any indication that terrorists are entering the U.S. from Mexico.

 

Briefly Noted…

HOME DEPOT IS OPEN in Playa del Carmen and is reportedly about the same size as the one in Cancun. It is located just off Playa del Carmen Blvd. (Highway 307) near the Ford dealership. Can Costco be far behind?… A SMALL BOAT tied to another boat sank in the Puerto Aventuras marina last week, spilling oil and gasoline from the motor into the quiet waters, requiring quick clean-up action… A WORKER was hit by a truck along Highway 307 in front of Barcelo at 11 p.m. last week and died immediately from the impact. The victim reportedly worked at Xcaret. He had exited a Colectivo and was trying to cross the highway in the dark…THERE IS AGITATION in Playa del Carmen to have the government lower the tariff rates on electricity to help reduce the burden on poor families and the government says it is working on it…A LOT OF HARMLESS KELP collected on Playa beaches last week because the tractor that cleans it up had a broken clutch and had to be repaired…SERVICE EMPLOYEES at the Princess Hotel working there for a private contractor, told the local office of the Worker Defense Agency that the contractor is abusing labor, forcing 15-hour-days, hiring under-aged women and a host of other abuses…HOUSING GRANTS have helped more than 2000 poor and middle class Playa residents improve their homes by purchasing building materials with a 50 percent subsidy, reports the municipal Ministry of Social Development…FEDERAL POLICE have arrested 15 alleged child pornographers nationwide so far in 2014 using cutting edge technology to trace criminal activities on the Internet…MOST WANTED CANADIAN fugitive Cory Vallee, wanted in Canada for murder and other crimes, was captured, detained and deported last week by Mexican officials in Jalisco…THE ENGLISH COLLEGE in Playa del Carmen was hit with seals of suspension by the Consumer Protection Agency for infractions including the defiance of rules governing the clear posting of enrollments and tuition. A school official said the action is arbitrary and that the school would respond to the allegations…MEXICO’S JOBLESS RATE dipped to 4.9 percent in the second quarter of this year…MEXICO’S PAN (National Action Party) dismissed its leaders in the lower house following a video showing them dancing with scantily clad women at a private party…CHILDDREN began returning to school last week for a school year that will end July 14, 2015…AREA BUSINESSES are lamenting the end of this year’s domestic tourism high season and now await the return of the snowbirds. Several sources say PA is now very quiet…A LOT OF BUTTS, more than 14,000 of them, were collected from Playa beaches during a clean-up event sponsored by Zofemat (Federal Maritime Zone)…

 

The Mail Bag…

 

Dear Editor:
I appreciate all you do to keep Puerto Aventuras informed. I am writing to comment on your recent coverage of the Centro Comercial Area’s Condo meeting.

First of all, I am no longer a business owner in the Centro Comercial area.  I closed my bakery in June. I am dedicating my time to developing a tour business I began about three years ago that specializes in tours to Bhutan, Nepal and Bali.  This winter season, we will be launching Off the Beaten Track Mexican Tours. I am also writing travel articles in addition to completing my promised memoir replete with recipes from Tirami…su.

On another note, I want to say that I felt privileged that Attorney Mario Vela asked me to translate for Gaylita Dunaway from Cafe Ole at the recent Centro Condominium meeting.  I felt it was my responsibility to communicate clearly and succinctly, even when I was being yelled at in the meeting and had to remind people that I was only the translator.  

Since then, I have been calling for peace and asking people to look at the facts and not just the emotions.  Upon reflection, however, I feel that there is probably someone better in our community who could broker a peace.  My long term connections with all parties involved could be misinterpreted and misconstrued.  And in the end, I could possibly be an obstacle to peace.  So I am backing down from a peace brokering role.

I, too, hope that this will all be settled soon and we can all get back to the serious business of enjoying life in the Mexican Caribbean.

Signed/Sincerely, Donna Carey

 

 

Mid-August, 2014: PA’s Colegio shines

 

Centro assembly proceedings

generate a Facebook flap

Compiled by Staff from various reports

   Centro Comercial’s contentious annual assembly held August 2 left a Facebook flap in its wake, generating a continuing war of words over sanctions and enforcement of long-standing regulations adopted by the Assembly. The Centro area contains most local attractions, retailers and restaurants an and is thus used frequently by residents of the resort community.

On the other hand, the Assembly put some teeth in the existing rules by voting to allow the COA administration to rescind common area agreements with restaurants that disregard regulations, including decibel volume limits of live music.

While three businesses were mentioned by name in the Assembly’s pre-meeting agenda as facing possible sanctions for rules infractions, only one came out of the meeting carrying a cross, according to various reports. In what was described as a close vote, the Assembly revoked other permissions it gave to Cafe Ole from 2009, evidently requiring removal of some betterments made to the structure. (All three businesses including Cafe Ole were absolved of prior infractions of the noise rule.)

Cafe Ole owner Gayle “Gaylita” Dunaway, a founder of the PA library and volunteer equestrian for handicapped children, called the action unfair at the meeting, then took to Facebook to gather support to overturn the Assembly action that she said includes tearing down a stage, which then generated pro, con and explanatory responses in the popular social media.

One response was from Donna Carey, former owner of the defunct Tiramisu Restaurant, who now has a bakery in Centro and attended the meeting. She replied that the stage was not included in the sanction. This was corroborated by association administrator Maria de Los Angeles. In another interesting action, a lawyer for the former owner of the now defunct Mango’s restaurant-lounge – a trouble spot last year according to the Colonos – said the owner is pursuing damages from the association for removing a palapa that had been erected by the owner in a common space.

The lawyer was told the owner had not paid her lease arrangement for use of the common area in 18 months. It was explained that condo rules explicitly state that anything erected on common property becomes association property if non-payment of the fee continues for 12 consecutive months.
In another positive move, the COA administration was given permission to seek proposals for replacing common area floors and modernizing the lighting fixtures, both benefits to strollers who support the businesses there. The bids would be acted upon at the next assembly.

In a letter to the organization, president Guglielmo Cameretti who is serving a two-year term and owns Paparazzi Pizza, reportedly noted that he inherited an association that included several member businesses that disregarded rules and that his attempts to rectify that situation has been occasionally met with insults, threats and a physical confrontation.

In one email received by the Pelican, the writer hoped the disagreements and confusion would be  reconciled by the time snowbirds begin arriving in November.

 

PA tourist count may be low,

but waiter says tipping high

   There may be fewer visitors to Puerto Aventuras this summer than in Playa del Carmen but, say some local workers quoted in the press, the profits to them in Puerto are better than in Playa.

One worker told the local news that while tourism is at about 50 percent in Puerto as compared to 75 or 80 percent in Playa, spending in Puerto is higher judging from tips the worker has earned.

The worker, a waiter in a local restaurant, said he has been bringing home 700 pesos average in tips every day, whereas when he worked in Playa his gratuities rarely reached 400 pesos a day. He said he feels that Puerto Aventuras attracts upscale visitors – and residents – who spend more and tip better.

 

The Mail Bag…

Paamul implements good PA idea

Dear editor:
Thanks to the article in Pelican Free Press, Paamul now has a Swimmer Safety Station. Here’s what Bill Plaut, who researched, garnered support, raised funds, purchased materials, and brought the project to completion within a week of first mention, says: "The Swimmer Safety Station has been completed with the financial assistance of several Paamulians and a donation from the (owner’s) office. The large 30-inch bright orange ring float is a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type IV life ring. It is secured to 30 yards of 3/8" nylon rope hanging on a corrosion resistant hook."

Signed/ Jo Anne Shaffer
(Ed. Note: And thanks to Donna Carey and all those who participated in the Puerto Aventuras rescue that generated the life-station idea.)

 

 

 

 

Support Akumal ambulance drive

Aug. 16 at Lol Ha Restaurant

Dear editor:  

   As many of you know, we are working together with the Red Cross to provide Akumal with ambulance service and ongoing emergency first response training for the community.

The plan is to have an ambulance stationed in Akumal 24 hours a day, manned by a team of 4 paramedics working 2 at a time 7 days on 7 days off.  At the moment ambulance response time is 30-40 minutes at best, normally much more, so this should help to drastically reduce this response time and provide life-saving medical care in our community for anybody who needs it.

The Red Cross will also work within our community to ensure that as many people as possible can be trained in first aid, and to help us to structure our medical resources (such as the locations of defibrillator machines) most effectively.

With Akumal growing at such an incredible rate with more visitors than ever before, our need for local and accessible medical support has never been greater. Please join us at Lol Ha restaurant on Saturday August 16, 2014 at 6.30pm for a delicious fundraiser dinner with live music from The Salty Snowbirds.  Dinner is US$30 per head which includes a choice of salads, main course, desert, and a glass of wine.

Tickets are available from Lol Ha Restaurant, Natalie Novak Perez, or Marieke Brown. If you would like to support this project, but cannot attend the dinner, one-time or regular monthly donations can be made directly to the Red Cross Tulum.  We really hope that you will support this project, and hey, everybody needs to eat, so come and have a fun dinner with us! :o) .Great food, awesome live music, important cause

Signed/Marieke Brown

 

Commerce Corner…

Study company says 30 percent

of area reefs suffer ‘blanching’  

 

   The offshore reefs teeming with brilliant undersea life attract many tourist divers, but the environment that makes it all possible is showing signs of fading, according to a biotechnology company studying area reefs.

An estimated 30 percent of the reefs off the Riviera Maya are faced with “coral bleaching”, the result of negative environmental impact, according to German Robles Aragaon, CEO of the study company.

The blanching, or loss of pigmentation, Robles Aragon believes, is the result of environmental changes caused by the destruction of ecosystems around onshore mangroves and forests, for example, and boat contact with the reefs from intense human activity that in turn  “stresses” the reef environment to the degree of degradation.

For a look at what’s happening at the area reefs, contact the Aquanauts Dive Shop in Puerto Aventuras resort for a safe, escorted tour of what is the world’s second largest phenomenon, the Meso American Reef system. Click on the Aquanauts logo in the sponsor column for a sea of information.

Dental firm seeks to attract

medical tourism to Cancun  

   A dental company called Dentalia is opening an office in Cancun with the aim of attracting more than 6,000 patients from the United States and Canada with offers of a brighter smile for less money.

The company is latching onto the medical tourism trend to provide skilled dental work at very competitive prices, noting in its marketing, that cost for some procedures are half of what is charged in the United States.

Dentalia has 46 clinics nationwide. Residents of Puerto Aventuras already have a dentist offering the same services (no travel needed) also at competitive prices in Dr. Enrique Perez, who operates a two-chair clinic in the resort area called “Smile.”  Click on the “Smile” logo in the sponsor column for more information.

 

Briefly Noted…

AREA RESIDENTS are invited to take introductory art lessons at the Puerto Aventuras Information Center Art Gallery every Thursday from 5 -9 p.m. For more information, call Gladis Perez at 984-802-8305…ROAD RESURFACING on the Poblado Main Road is continuing until nearly 10,000 sq. meters of asphalt has been laid. The government says the project is ahead of schedule and could be completed before September 30…ABOUT 30 ATM MACHINES along 5th Avenue in Playa have been removed and/or replaced per order of officials battling the cloning of credit cards in the area…SOUTHWEST AIRLINES began daily service to Cancun on Aug. 10 from various U.S. points of departure. It’s the leading low-fare airline in the U.S. and the first time it delves into international business. Interested snowbirds can che­­ck the company web site to see if they have service their area……THE POLICE CHIEF in Culiacan, two of his brothers and two other males, one 15, were murdered in an attack by heavily armed men who drove into town in a pickup truck asking for directions to the chief’s home…CHILE’S LATAM AIRLINES, the largest airline in Latin America, has ordered 27 new Airbus 350-900s at a cost of $7 billion…AUTO PRODUCTION IN MEXICO is up 7.5 and 11.2 percent compared to the first 7 months of last year. Biggest selling brands nationally are Nissan 151,106 units, GM with 115,419 and VW with 88,798…MEXICAN CONGRESS plans to pay each of its 500 members bonuses of a million pesos ($76,000) for their “performance” while Congressman Ricardo Monreal calls it “abusive.”… MEXICO’S NEW ENERGY BILL has been signed and now legislators are turning to its implementation policies…ARMED GUNMEN burst into a children’s party in Veracruz killing three and wounding two adults. It happened at a restaurant on the Matamoros-Puerto Juarez Highway, which is a route used by some drivers heading to the Riviera Maya…NINE CAR LEASING OPERATIONS at Cancun Airport were “sealed” by the nation’s consumer protection unit for using deceptive practices including price deceptions. They could be closed for thirty days to correct those practices for the protection of consumers…

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SECURITY CAMERAS help guard your home when you are gone. Click on Mayan Security.
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REMEMBER Puerto Aventuras Catering for house parties, biz meetings or large weddings. Click logo at left.
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WIDE SMILE – Visit our local dentist for comprehensive service. Click on the Smile logo
CHECK THIS OUT! WeRWater has a new website, pool products. Click logo at left
VILLAS AKALAN to rent close to the Riviera Maya’s prime beach at Tulum.
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