Emotional Farewell To First Mayor
Hundreds of people joined the family and friends of Ariel "El Picho" Magana to bid him an emotional farewell at the town square yesterday, after he died at age 84 from complications of diabetes. The Mayor spoke about this man who contributed significantly to the development of the island, and about how he will occupy a special place in the history of the municipality. He isremembered for his place in the political sphere, particularly his role as the first Mayor of the island. He was also known for his love of baseball and as a leader among the fishermen. Attendees included his good friend, the first Governor of the state, Jesus Martinez Ross. After the service and mass they went to the cemetery. Source: Manuel Valdez/Diario Q Roo
At the 45th Regular City Council meeting they unanimously approved "Parador Turistico" as the official name for the structure at Punta Sur, 'because of the 45th Regatta Sol al Sol'. The City Council will hold their Special Formal Session at the Parador on May 2nd, when they will officially honor the participants in the race as Distinguished Guests. Then the Council approved several items related to the state Constitution concerning issues of judicial law, human rights, mandatory education, and the special needs of island communities. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez
114 Loggerhead Eggs Transferred To Tortugranja
Although the official Committee for the Protection of Sea Turtles has not yet formed, the first nest of turtle eggs has been collected and moved to the Tortugranja, reported the director of Parks and Museums, Esteine Ruiz Batúm. The loggerhead nest was found Monday, containing 114 eggs. The beaches where the turtles nest include el Rastro, Playa Angar, Barranco, Acapulquito, Punta Sur, in front of the high school Colegio Bachilleres, La Media Luna, the beach by the colonia Chiapanecos, Piedra Rota and Sac-bajo. The State Committee for the Protection of Sea Turtles will meet May 3 in the municipality of Solidaridad, and later the municipal Committee will meet. In Isla Mujeres, these conservation efforts involve collaboration by various agencies including the Navy, Civil Protection, the Environmental agency, Public Safety (police), volunteers, and of course the Tortugranja staff. Source: Quintanarroense/Ovidio Lopez
Port Authority Celebrates 19th Anniversary
At the nineteenth anniversary of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo), recognition and awards were given to Mario Burgos Sánchez, Delgado Díaz “El Coleguita” and Benjamín Cap for their contributions to fishing and navigation in Isla Mujeres. The Director of APIQROO recalled the first boat in Isla Mujeres "Carmita" had a route between the island and Progreso, Yucatan. The Mayor spoke about the importance of fishing and navigation to the island where most of the families born here include fishermen. Source: Por Esto
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The Municipal FB page says.....On Tuesday afternoon the Caribbean Malecon was inaugurated, with the Mayor explaining that these improvements were made to enhance the image of Isla Mujeres, and to prevent accidents near these cliffs where people used to introduce their vehicles. They celebrated the completion of Stage Two of this five stage project. He spoke about consideration made for the construction and materials and landscaping, because of the fragile cliffs and local ecosystem. He said a little over 6 million pesos were invested in the construction of the first two stages. The improvements include stamped concrete walkways, concrete sidewalks & curbs, electricity, lights, signs, railings, benches, trash cans, and landscaping. After the speech, those present enjoyed a walk along the malecon, as well as snacks and entertainment which included musicians and traditional dancers.
Before that, they inaugurated the Iguana's playground in Amplification La Gloria, which has a construction budget of nearly 4 million pesos in funds from FODEDEP, and now the first phase has been completed. This rehabilitated space was an outdoor waste dump for many years, and will now be a park for the enjoyment of children and young adults. He assured the neighbors that the park with be completed by August, noting the second stage used two and a half million pesos from FORTAMUN resources from Rama 33. Improvements in the first stage included constructing a parking lot, stamped concrete walkways, fencing, and landscaping. The second phase will include the installation of signage, lighting, electricity, benches, trash cans, the playground, a palapa, bathrooms, and mesh fencing. The officials unveiled a canvas showing what the completed park will look like. From the municipal gov fb page
Donna CaffoTwo of my most favorite things this week...Tulum and the hour plus long rainbow from our balcony. It's been a great week!
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Meg DeClerck 1st day at tours and classes with Isadoro! Looks like a pretty good start :)
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
The Early Edition with the newspaper photographs and headlines is usually published around sunrise.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section usually publishes around noon.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
Usually if an article is "missing", it may have been published in another paper recently, and translated.in a previous post.