2008 Archive


News from our archive for 2008.

This is Cozumel

Trump Shelves Cozumel Plan

Following rumors earlier this month, the Trump Organization said yesterday that it has, at least for now, shelved plans for a controversial new development on the island.

Trump's spokesperson, Selma Langer, told This is Cozumel that they were "looking at a project in Cozumel, but the project is not being pursued at this particular time". She declined to give further details.

 

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Quirky Mexican-Dutch Art

 

A quirky exhibition by Dutch artist of international renown, Jackie Sleper, opened at the Island Museum last week.

The artworks are inspired by, and dedicated to, Mexico and the Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

Cozumel is the second location for Dulce y Amargo or 'Sweet and Bitter'.

The island exhibition forms part of a Mexican tour by the artist throughout 2008 and 2009.

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Enterprises In Paradise

 

The second in a series about successful island businesses run by non-Mexicans.

This article looks at the Hotel Flamingo, a fashionable boutique hotel in downtown Cozumel.

The hotel was in dire need of some tender loving care back in 1996, when Tom Fryer bought it to live his island dream.

After making the move from his home in the San Francisco Bay area of California, Tom had to work hard to build it up to the successful business he has today.

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A Hit With Brits

The number of Brits coming to Cozumel on vacation continues to increase.

Earlier this month, British travel operator, First Choice, doubled the frequency of its London flights to the island and added a new route from Manchester in the north of England too.

 

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Seafront Supermarket Giant

Giant Mexican supermarket chain, Comercial Mexicana, will open a new 'Mega' store in downtown Cozumel later this year.

Work on the seafront site is already well under way. The construction will have a total area the size of 5 football fields.

 

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