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Cruise Ships To Return In Force


A dozen cruise ships are confirmed to return to Cozumel next week, just 3 weeks after Hurricane Wilma left the island's shores. The incredible speed of recovery on the island is testimony to the will and spirit of the local people.
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Reef Clean Up


Around 40 professional divers and 4 boats are being used to clean up the reef post-Wilma, says Por Esto! newspaper today. Robert Cudney Bueno, Director of Cozumel's Marine Park, said that although there was obvious damage from the hurricane, the coral eco-system continues to function well and diverse marine life is still abundant.
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Still On Time


The landmark clock tower in Cozumel's main plaza is being given a lick of new paint, ready for the party on Monday. Locals have relied on the timepiece for over 60 years and it is an important part of the island's history.
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Cozumel Is Standing And Partying


The party mood is back in Cozumel. Cruise lines will be sending 12 cruise ships to Cozumel next week. Those that arrive will be impressed by a week long downtown party organised by local people, businesses and authorities.
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Back To School


Some schools in Cozumel re-open this week, said Mexican newspaper Diario de Yucatán. Classes have already returned to the Colegio de Bachilleres and CBTIS colleges. Although CONALEP college and Andrés Quintana Roo and José Vasconcelos secondary schools had worse damage, the official date for all classes to re-commence is 14 November, said the Municipality's Director of Education, Oziel González González.
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