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Important agreements achieved during the City Council meeting
Lunes, 02 de Diciembre de 2013 22:02
Logran regidores durante Quinta Sesión Ordinaria de Cabildo
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Five important agreements were signed by the members of the City Council.
In the first they authorized the Mayor to apply to the Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (BANOBRAS/National Bank of Public Services and Works) to be included in the Programa de Modernización Catastral. (Tax Collection Modernization Program). This will increase the revenue from property taxes by improving efficiency of their collection.
In the second they authorized Fidel Villanueva Madrid with power to represent the City in legal matters in Courts.
Edgar Humberto Gasca Arceo, director of Social Development, will work as municipal liason to the Federal Ministry of Social Development to manage the humanitarian program "Oportunidades". It is noted that it is critical that the City of Isla Mujeres provides a direct liaison with SEDESOL, to contribute in the national coordination of the identification of areas that required increased coverage, among other responsibilities. (SEDESOL administrates the Oportunidades program.)
The Council agreed to establish a Public Library in Ciudad Mujeres, in the mainland area of the Isla Mujeres municipality.
The last agreement concerned guidelines for leases and services which use the assets of the City for the promotion of social, cultural, and economic progress, and for the benefit of the Island community.
Water leak lasts more than six hours
Fuga de agua duró más de 6 horas
Lunes, 02 de Diciembre de 2013 21:58
Empresa concesionaria arregla desperfecto
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Private school Director denies their students were involved in the act of vandalism
Se deslinda de caso de destrozos
Lunes, 02 de Diciembre de 2013 21:58
Directora de escuela privada
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An abandoned car was vandalized, and the Director of the private school "Jean Piaget", Patricia Rodriguez, said the accusations against their students are not true. It was indicated that a student was referred to the Procuraduría Federal for the Defense of Minors of the municipal social service agency DIF, from the PMP (Policía Municipal Preventiva) by mistake, and is not responsible for this vandalism.
The Director of the school said, "If any of the students of this school have participated in this illegal action , we would be the first to take up the matter, and could take drastic measures that could include expulsion from school." She called for a thorough investigation of this case, and emphasized that this case does not involve her students.
She said the school pays special attention to promoting good values to their students, who went to Cancun this weekend to attend a play. She also said they have ongoing training for their teachers, with the intention of offering high quality attention to the students.
Better public servants
Agapito signs important training agreement with IAPQRoo
Mejores servidores públicos
Lunes, 02 de Diciembre de 2013 21:13
Agapito signa importante convenio de trabajo con Joel
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This program will improve public services by providing training to the administrative staff of the City in the form of workshops. The first one the island officials will attend is "Building Performance Indicators". The goal is to have an effective, efficient, professional government that is transparent and well trained, so administrators have the necessary tools, skills, and knowledge to address daily issues, and provide improved responses to the island community.
Backpacks given to grade school students
Entregan mochilas a alumnos de primarias
Lanrry PARRAISLA MUJERES, 2 de diciembre.-
The Mayor, (El presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez), and his wife, Marthy Vargas, (Honorary President of the social service agency DIF) delivered backpacks to the three primary schools of Isla Mujeres. The names of our three public grade schools are Andrés Quintana Roo”, “César Mendoza Santana” and “Julio Sauri Espinoza”.
This fulfilled a promise by the Governor to equip all the students of the state with the tools they need to pursue their studies. They children were filled with happiness and joy, as is typical of children their age, when they received the backpacks.
The Mayor said he and his wife were there because they were personally representing señora Mariana, who was unable to attend, and sends many greetings, and hopes that they will continue preparing for the future. (He is referring to the wife of the Governor, who is the president of the State DIF social service agency.)
Noticias de Quequi......
Processions for the Patron Saint of Isla Mujeres
Officials closed a downtown nightclub
Water was flowing from Aguakan's pipes
Tuberías de Aguakan sacaban agua[+] Ver mas
Patron Saint celebrated by Isla Blanca cooperative
Isla Blanca honró a la patrona[+] Ver mas
of fishermen) Isla Blanca walked through the streets downtown offering prayers and honoring the patron saint of the island, then later celebrated with their families with tasty dishes of food. The procession started around noon and passed through the main streets of downtown, including Rueda Medina and part of Hidalgo, where they made a small offering to the Church. During the walk, both tourists and residents watched in amazement/astonishment/admiration (con asombro), and it caught the attention of foreign visitors who even took pictures of this traditional devotion and quaint custom that takes place every year. There were drums, trumpets, and guitars accompanying the fishermen and their families as they sang to the Virgin, and walked through the streets.
The schedule indicates the festivities in honor of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception on Tuesday will be presented by the cooperative del Caribe and the gremio of Barrio de Pescadores
Boaters suspend nautical activities
Lancheros suspenden actividades náuticas [+] Ver mas
By Angel Paredes At 2pm yesterday, the Port Authority raised the yellow flag, requiring fishermen and boaters in smaller vessels to take precautions. The Lancheros of Isla Mujeres concluded their nautical tours yesterday at 2pm, for the security of the tourists, due to increased wave size. There may be rain on Tuesday and part of Wednesday. Yesterday morning the weather was pleasant and sunny, and there were catamaran tours, lanchero tours, and the fishermen were working normally. However, at noon it began to get cloudy and the waves increased, and when the yellow flag was raised, many fishermen and boaters opted to immediately moor their boats, putting safety first for themselves and the tourists. And at that time of day, demand for their services is decreased.
Eating lion fish gets rid of them: A method as simple as it is effective
A comer peces león y acabar con el mismo, por ese medio tan sencillo como es eficaz [+] Ver mas
still no time given), which is open to the public, with an award to the dish that is best liked by the attendees. The lion fish is not a native species and overpopulation is threatening the reproduction of species like lobster and fish that are pillars of the island's economy. The fishing cooperatives and the restaurant community are working together to provide samples of this cuisine in order to promote the sale of this species, which could be of benefit to the fishermen during the closed season for lobster and other species. There was recently a meeting by the Directors of the Department of Ecology and of Fishing to organize this great event, bringing together chefs, restauranteurs, and fishermen to work together to promote the sale and consumption of this fish, because they are seeking, urgently, to reverse the negative effects and somehow take advantage of this situation. The presence of lion fish has brought about a number of disruptions in the biological chain.
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December Calendar of events....partly done/in progress
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception HERE is an article about the Festival
SEE THE BLOG POST FOR MONDAY 11/26 FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT WHEN & WHERE ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED>>> LINK
On November 28th the celebration of the taking out of the Virgin is scheduled to begin at 7pm with the Mass celebrating taking her down from her niche., Then a procession will take her through the streets downtown, and the event will end with a Kermes and dance in honor of the Patron Saint.
On December 4th the Confirmation Mass will be at 6pm.
On Saturday, December 7th the Paseo de Virgin will take begin at 7pm at the parish and go through the colonias and conclude with the singing of Las Manitas at the Church of Immaculate Conception downtown at ~10-10:30p
On December 8th at 3pm a procession will leave the parish of Immaculate Conception for the procession on the Bay, and there will be three large boats available for parishioners. There will be a grand Kermes, and then the Patron Saint will be returned to her niche. Father Jesus Martinez Penilla will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood.
Dec 12 Dia de Guadalulpe, Patron Saint of Mexico.
Dec 17 4-6 Benefit at Brisas Grill
- Tiffany Yenawine Wareing
This Thursday, December 5th is the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair! Come from 4 to 7pm in the Zocalo & celebrate the holidays with our 52 participants! Find unique one of a kind gifts for your friends & family. See old friends, meet new friends & taste some of our wonderful local cuisine from our food vendors! Hope to see you there!
Here is a list of participants....
Katie Abbott & Yazmin Aguirre Rivera, Sugar & Spice Bakery
Daryl Adler, sea glass expert & artist, paintings
Sebastian Arreche, jewelry
Gretchen Araujo Campos, jewelry
Leandro Arzumendi, Holistic Center
Kate Barron, Nomada Women's Coop
Nirit Ben David, acupuncture & Chinese medicine
Paulo Bimbo, jewelry
Penny Burnham, Author
Santos Caamal, handmade leather goods
Guadalupe Camara & Cecelia Marin, Women's Bead Coop
Claudia Cauich Cen, food
Ana Cordero, paintings
Marypaz Fentanes, clothing designer & accessories
Gladys Galdamez, Clothing designer, accessories, jewelry & housewares
Pamela Haase Cauich, paintings, collage, mixed mediums
Bessie Hamaker, shell mirrors, beach sculptures & gourmet dog biscuits
Ray Heath, jewelry, photographs & paintings
Rebekah, Author & astrologer
Sandra Herrara, recyclable artist
Larry Jacobs, sketches & drawings
Wayne Jahr & Bob Knight, housewares & accessories
Gigi Kraycar, jewelry & the Little Yellow School House
Liw Larsen, paintings
Ma Luisa Kumal, accessories
Brenda Lamonica, jewelry & Isla Animals
Damien Lemee, recyclable artist, sculptor
Rosie Lizama, tamales
Sally Margolis, jewelry
Carol Ann McDonald, paintings
Lalo Meraz Contreras, photographer
Marielos Migoni, paintings
Arturo Morales, paintings
Marisa Moreno, educacion Liberty
Lisbeth Moreno, tamales
Susan Pacek, photography
Jose Pech, sculptor
Nora Perez, accessories
Todd Pierce, jewelry
Paula Preston, mermaid & clothes
Jamie Ramsey, Island Spices
Eileen Regn, Isla Animals
Liz Rosales, paintings, drawings & accessories
Sergio Rivas, batik artist
Emilio Sosa, sculptor
Susan Stowell, clothing designer, jewelry & accessories
Gabriella Tosello, paintings & shoes
Victor Villegas, recyclable art, sculptor
By Sally Margolis (Of Picky Picky designs)
This week sales from the calendars benefits Isla Animals. Available online, at Barlitos, and at the Artist Fair
Sally Margolis You can purchase the calendars online as well: http://www.caribeoncanvas.com/ProductDetails.asp...
Donate some shoes? You can drop them off at Barlitos! If you aren't coming before this event, your donations of shoes or money are always welcome and needed!
ZAPATOS PARA LOS NINOS
Shoes for the Children Annual Christmas Party and Shoe Drive
December is here, and we are collecting shoes and donations for our annual Christmas Party and shoe delivery.
Last year every child that came for shoes walked away with a new pair for Christmas!
This is the one time of year we only collect new shoes in order to make each child feel extra special.
Not only do we distribute shoes, but we join with the local community to provide a meal and a small gift. It is a special event, as for some of the children, it will be their only Christmas gift. They are already looking forward to it on December 24th.
If you would like to donate shoes, please contact Greg Snider at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to contribute monies so we can purchase shoes, food, or small toys, please also contact Greg at the email address above or go to our website for Pay Pal http://www.islazapatos.blogspot.mx/
We will happily send you photos of the children who receive your gifts. As you can see they come dressed in their best to celebrate!May God richly bless you this Christmas Season with the “wonders of His love”.
Greg and Natalie
Then get out your Dancing shoes! Music in Isla Mujeres (see the tab at top of blog for more):
Miguel's playing schedule
Fayne's BarandGrill Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night.Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm
John Cain's schedule
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pmBanda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Sun 2p Salsa
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings.
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.
ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30
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Daily Update: Sorry no updates this week. I’m in Cancun doing a spay and neuter clinic. We leave first thing in the morning and get home late. But here is a wonderful picture of Lupita, the pup that was found in the street and brought to the clinic. She is of course mine now. We were just weighing her for her records.
Good morning. Buenos Dias. Today it s the most beautiful weather so far. Not wind very clear sky and ocean smooth hopefully stay like this couples more days. Good luck
Virgen Inmaculada concepcion. Patrona de isla mujeres
Sally Margolis changed their profile picture.
REGGAE AT THE JOINT TODAY!!
INDUNA is almost ready to get back in the water...fingers crossed!
La Rama has returned!
It is a long song sung by small groups of children, who are then usually given pesos or little gifts.
In Mexico, the holidays begin with the celebrations for the Patron Saint of Mexico on Dia de Guadalupe and continue to Dia de los Reyes (Dec. 12 to Jan. 6).
But in Isla, celebrations for the Island's Patron Saint begin on November 28, and her day is Dec. 8th.
Tammi Lewis posted:
Today's positive: four little Mexican boys stopped at our house to sing Christmas carols with a little Christmas tree in hand, Virgin Mary statue, and a reindeer! Totally cute Mexican tradition. Of course they earned some pesos and candies from us!
Sally MargolisSisters of Perpetual Disorder - Isla Mujeres Chapter
Have you seen Hachi? Missing since yesterday by Cruz Roja....
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Wilbert, Josephine, Chris and Karma having fun, eels, lionfish, flamingo tongue grouper and more!
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Zumba Con Adrian Velazquez Zumba classes at 7:15 & 8:30 am. and 6:30, 7:30 y 9:00 pm
This says today volunteers from the Isla Mujeres Red Cross delegation are helping out at the Ironman event in Cozumel.
Geovanny Avalos El
dia de hoy voluntarios de Cruz Roja delegación Isla mujeres viajaron a
apoyar los trabajos del evento de calidad mundial Ironman en cozumel
buen viaje. Y exito
Gail Marie Stewart shared Scott Ward's photo.
Oh, yeah, he'll be back this year!!! Yay!!!
LINK to video about the Red Cross in Mexico in English, Sorry, it's not on the page..Blogger isn't finding it to download here because it doesn't have that many views yet.