miércoles, 6 de enero de 2010

Camagüey began sugar harvest

By:Lucilo Tejera Díaz

The sugar harvest began in this county with two of the four power stations that will operate in the campaign that one waits lasts until beginnings of April. The geniuses that undertook the one milled of the cane were Argentina and Siboney.

Camagüey was for under in cane seed

In the course of January the factories Battle of The Guásimas and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes will be added that maybe advance the one started up one week before the foreseen date, as declared Vladimir Pérez, president of the Sugar Managerial Group (GEA) Camagüey.

The little matter readiness prevails in the fields this year has been accentuated, partly for the affectations of the hurricanes of 2008. Camagüey has eight industries, but in the last years intervene in the harvests five or six.

The situation is so difficult that in the current mill the geniuses Siboney and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, located in the central fringe of the county, will process the 39 and 61 percent of the cane, respectively, coming from plantations in the north area, in accordance with the control room and analysis of the GEA.

Starting from that reality, Camagüey plan to elaborate in this occasion 86 percent of the raw that achieved in the previous campaign.

With the prices of the sugar in rise in the world market - to 27,62 cents of dollar it is traded on the stock exchange now -, Cuba will carry out the harvest with 44 industries.

Favorable environmental administration of Camagüey in 2009

The sustained growth of the covering boscos and the reduction of the polluting load in Camagüey, stand out among the results of the environmental administration in the territory during the year that newly concluded.

Mayra González Díaz, directress of the Unit of Environment in the Provincial Delegation of the CITMA, highlighted that those indicators were reached in spite of events like the fire of the ecosystem San Felipe - The Joberos, happened in the first semester of the 2009.

At the moment that area recovers of the negative environmental impact and one works in a strategy to strengthen the prevention and handling of the forest fires.

On the other hand, the reduction of the polluting load obeys a better treatment of the waste generated by the swinish mass and to the chore in several entities to diminish the emission of exhausting substances of the layer of ozone and of other toxics.

Nevertheless the descent of the contamination and the increment of the boscos covering in Camagüey to the closing of last year, in the territory the actions of environmental education continue. (Yamylé Fernández Rodríguez)

January 1528: rebirth of the Camagüey

Park Agramonte, old bigger Square and fundational site of the definitive establishment of the current Camagüey.

By:José M. Fontela

January 6, 1528 brought us free to the village of Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe. That day would be the term of a trip that had for starting point to a non specified place with accuracy, and of which takes like reference to Tip of Guincho, located in the coast in the Bay of Nuevitas.

During every year the oral story has sustained that the foundation date corresponds at February 2, 1514 and, as good lovers of the tradition and turned to the polemic among historians—some of which locate the fact between ends of June and principles of July 1515—, the villagers have celebrated the previous date as the birth of its city.

Less polemic has been the reference on January 6, when, “being planted a big cross in the vicinity of the two rivers that skirt the place, the square was delineated and were built the consistorial house, the parish, the government's holding and the house of Basque Porcayo of Figueroa, very bound character to the history of the central region of the country”, like aims the doctor Lourdes Gómez in the book “Camagüey: city and architecture (1514-1950).”

Less polemic and—this modest editor would say—a so much minimized the one referred review as for the cult that deserves, being that the date in that the process of definitive crystallization of the current Camagüey begins, having as matters cousins the efforts, expectations and aspirations incubated by those conquerors of a new world in little more than a dozen of previous years.

The transfer of the village inland, fair to the center of one of the widest regions in the country and, therefore, more far from the benefits of the sea, was qualified as a “accomplished error”, by Antonio Bachiller and Morales.

The certain thing is that already in 1516 the previous penetration of some 22 leagues had taken place, more toward the west than toward the south, and,as result, still with certain proximity to the coast. Those 12 years of life and (auto)recognition in that second establishment, maybe was not enough to opt for the correction or the establishment of the “error”, according to the Cuban sage of the XIX century estimate?

The search in a characteristic way of subsistence and existence or, said otherwise, of a material and spiritual identity, without doubts, motivated to our old village to go into even more, when objective causes determined the departure of the residents of Caonao.

What some also call “absurdity”, was generating intense of senses and, mainly, of one of the most essential of the human life: that of ownership.

Fertile lands and cattle raising, with it rising cultural reflection of austerity and hefty men; traffic area among western villages and of the east, and the consequent bloom of a hospitality always attentive for the pilgrim; mediterranean district, willing to constantly look at himself and to look for references in itself; aware of it difference for own determination and therefore, proud of yes and of its destination.

Everything January 6 are still time for the balance of what we have been and fact, and for the analysis of what we seek to be and to make for the year that newly begins. Between the riversides of the Tínima and the Hatibonico, reborned a process that, in that same way, has conjugated year after year a past, present and future of cultural idiosyncrasy ofCamagüey.Better gift could not bring us that day of 1528.