Friday, August 7, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 7

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Reforestation continues: In Punta Sam

 Ahora le tocó a Punta Sam

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de agosto.-

Farewell to "Solidarity Breaks"? 

Projecting good tourism statistics to continue to September 

Estiman que las buenas cifras de ocupación turística se extiendan hasta septiembre

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de agosto.-
  With a little more than two weeks left to the summer vacation period, the demand for labor from companies serving tourists remains the same or better than at the beginning of the season, according to the leader of the CROC union, Roman Maldonado Euan, who expects this trend to continue for the rest of the month and for September. 
     He is hoping that the mandatory "Solidarity Breaks" can be eliminated, which workers are subjected to during the slow seasons. He said during September, October, and part of November of each year, tourists become scarcer and therefore workers in hotels and restaurants are laid off during these periods. 
    Sr Euan Maldonaldo recalled that last year during the months of September, October, and part of November, there was no off season, and therefore the companies providing services to tourists maintained their workforce and did not require Solidarity Day or mandatory time off among the workers. He said the job market in hotels and restaurants has remained strong and there are still vacancies, indicating that this season is extending each year. 
   Link to DQR article from Sept. 12, 2014 titled "Resenting "Vacas Flacas" (lit "thin cows"/ lean times) Translated excerpt: 
    Some companies want CROC union workers to take three solidarity break days per fortnight during this off season, which would give most workers a total of five days off during their 15 day work periods. This is not covered under the Labor Laws, but the Solidarity Break Days are used to prevent layoffs, explained the union leader, Román Maldonado Euán. Workers are given vacations and more days off during this slower season, which is expected to improve in November, when the situation usually improves for workers in general. (end paste).


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Thursday, the Department of Ecology and the Department of Public Services  conducted an intense day of reforestation in Punta Sam.
        They planted 28 coconut palms and 29 chit palms along the main street and in the median, in historic Punta Sam, in the mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Since the beginning of this administration, there have been various activities in the area of conservation and to show respect for the environment, with the participation of officials, as well as civil associations, the general community, and the foreign community.  With these efforts toward reforestation, Isla Mujeres joins the grand project of the state government toward a Green Quintana Roo that allows us to create a promising future.      

Call for nominations for  candidates to receive the Seventh Edition of the Merit Award for Citizenship and the Merit Award for Tourism.
 Convocatoria para presentar propuestas de candidatos a recibir en la Séptima Edición, La Medalla al Mérito Ciudadano y al Mérito Turístico.

.The Municipal Department of Education announces registration is open for new students, and for any changes in schools or schedule, at the Town Hall between 9am and 4pm, before the deadline of August 21st.
La Dirección Municipal de Educación informa que las inscripciones de nuevo ingreso y cambios justificados de escuela o turno, se están realizando en los altos del palacio municipal en el horario de nueve de la mañana a cuatro de la tarde.
Estos trámites tienen fecha límite hasta el próximo 21 de agosto

The Municipal Department of Fishing for Isla Mujeres, in coordination with the Quintana Roo Federation of Fishing, had an interesting meeting, in which issues were discussed including the management of the products caught by the island fishermen. The meeting is in anticipation of certification of the management of their products, both on their boats and at their facilities
La Dirección Municipal de Pesca de Isla Mujeres en coordinación con la Federación de Cooperativas Pesqueras de Quintana Roo, llevaron a cabo una interesante reunión en la que se abordaron temas como: manejo de los productos que capturan los pescadores isleños.
Esta reunión es previa a una certificación en el manejo de sus productos, tanto abordo como en sus centros de acopio.

Don't miss the presentation on Friday August 14 of the Symphony Orchestra of Quintana Roo.
Free Entry!

No te pierdas este viernes 14 de agosto la presentación de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo.
¡Entrada libre!

Important notice to all interested persons about the registration of schoolchildren.
 Aviso importante para todas las personas interesadas en las inscripciones escolares.

Literary Contest for Poets of the Caribbean Basin, including the Florida peninsula: Nicolas Duran
      In an interview with representative for the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), Nicolas Duran, he invited poets of the entire Caribbean basin, including the Florida peninsula in the United States, to submit their works in this literary competition, with the requirement that they be in Spanish. 
     The deadline is September 15 and the contest is dedicated to the memory of teacher Roman Raciel Valerio. The main criteria are quality and originality, and the work must be unpublished, with an open theme, and a range of seven to twelve pages, signed with a pseudonym. There will be one winner, who will be awarded three thousand dollars, and there will be three honorable mentions named.
        The award winning works will be compiled in an edition of about 200,000 free copies by the municipality of Isla Mujeres which will be distributed in different places. (en una edición realizada por el ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, de la cual se distribuirán en distintos lugares alrededor de 200 mil ejemplares, en forma gratuita.)
     Last year this competition was rescued by Raciel Roman and Agapito Magana Sanchez, and it was originally created in 1983, said Sr Duran. Last year 115 submissions were received and the winner was Rubén Chávez Ruiz, from the Aguascalientes, with " Quien quiera saber lo que acontece a las lluvias en marcha sobre la tierra, vengase a vivir sobre mi techo" / Come live on my roof to understand what happens to the rain on its way to the ground.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Complaints about work delays  

  • Demoran los trabajos


    Demoran los trabajos

    0 07 de agosto de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

        Tenants of the mercado municipal market downtown, “Javier Rojo Gómez”, are complaining about the delays in the work being done there, noting that sometimes there is only a worker painting or retouching. They say at this rate, it will take another two or three weeks, while the parking lot remains closed to the public. The weeks of delays are affecting the tenants and their customers.
          The tenants are complaining about the lack of planning on the project, saying both bathrooms were demolished and neither has been completed. One of the tenants said  he spoke with the construction workers and advised them to finish one bathroom first, so both were not out of service at the same time, but apparently his opinion was not taken into account. .
    Hotel occupancy remains at 80%


    Se mantiene el 80% de ocupación hoteleraSe mantiene el 80% de ocupación hotelera

    0 07 de agosto de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

      Lifeguard personnel providing effective service


    Efectivo servicio del cuerpo de salvavidasEfectivo servicio del cuerpo de salvavidas

    0 07 de agosto de 2015  By Carlos Gasca


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Vacationers enjoy underwater attractions
Vacacionistas disfrutan atractivos submarinos [+] Ver mas
      There is a general 'fleet' of ~60 medium sized boats, each over forty feet long, that move thousands of vacationers across the bay daily, an intensity of activity that is a rarity, according to several local seamen. By 10am, in the National Park of Isla Mujeres-Cancun, there were about 26 catamarans, which each had 50 to 100 vacationers snorkeling at the same time, totaling to an estimated 2000 people.
   Groups of swimmers enjoy the attractions near the island of Isla Mujeres, including los Manchones reef, MUSA (the Underwater Sculpture Museum), and  the Cross of the Bay, among others. These boats come from Cancun, with some making two or three trips a day. These massive numbers of tourists, who come to see the colorful fish and the coral, bring very good income for the park, but there is evidence of deterioration as a result of overloading.
      The staff of the Tourism department and of PROFECO (Consumer Protection) report a 'saldo blanco' (no incidents). The businesses at the beach report a good level of activity. The Tourist Police and the Lifeguards continue working to provide information for the prevention of accidents. The golf cart rental agencies report high sales. People enjoy traveling around the isle to see attractions at the southern part of the isle, including the Sea Turtle reproduction, the spectacular views of Punta Sur, the re-creation of Mayas at the Mundaca Hacienda, the nautical history at Capitan Dulche's museum, and the Garrafon zipline, as well as swimming peacefully at Playa Norte or the Posada del Mar beach.

New hospital: Between two lagoons
Nuevo hospital, entre dos lagunas .. [+] Ver mas

      The new 13 bed hospital, which covers ~3000 square meters and is expected to open this month after four years of delay, is located between two lagoons. This presents a problem, because when it rains heavily these two bodies of water come to unite, so that during a hurricane this could disrupt hospital operations. There is also the problem of  Anopheles mosquitoes which carry diseases such as dengue and malaria.
      Municipal and state officials have proposed draining the lagoon or filling it in to rescue the area and turn it into recreational space. According to residents in the area, the neighbors are in favor of filling it in, but there was immediate opposition to the proposal by those who are in favor of conservation. Therefore, they say the three levels of government must resolve this with responsibility and in accordance to the new laws.
     These two lagoons, especially the small one, are sources of pollution because unthinking people have dumped trash and timbers, which become homes to dangerous animals like scorpions, cockroaches, snakes and dangerous insects, which was noted on a tour of the area.

Preparing complaint over theft of documents 
Alistan demanda por robo de documentos.. [+] Ver mas
    Jaime Osorio Sanchez, the president of the Board of Directors of the fishing cooperative "Patria & Progreso", said they are preparing to file a legal complaint with the Pubic Ministry (MP) against the previous Board for failure to provide financial documents. They want to know what has happened to the sello fiscal (lit: the tax stamp), the FIEL/Electronic Signature, and other official documents that are required for the sale of seafood, noting it has been more than a month since the Board changed.
    They have requested the documents from the accountants, without success, and the members say they are in full support of the new leadership in this process. Sr. Osorio Sanchez said he went to the Tax Administration Offices (SAT) in Cancun on Tuesday to file taxes, but lacked the requirements for this, which include having the FIEL for the organization.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.
August events

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38
Aug 6  12:25

Wednesday, August 5 8pm Circus BamBam (near Boxito, east of Chedraui). Tickets 50 pesos. Performance for the benefit of Medical and Therapy needs for kids with Down syndrome, coordinated by Corozon del Willito. Raffle for two sets of tix to swim with Dolphins for 2 people at Dolphin Discovery.

State campaign for the collection of broken electronics and appliances July 29 to August 28 at the Hacienda Mundaca tourist building at the Ecology Department, 9-4, Paseo de las Aves, colonia La Gloria

Friday, August 7, Junk collections will take place in  Salina Chica and Electricistas, and the " punto de reunión" (lit.: meeting point) will be at  Colegio de Bachilleres.

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August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     

 Friday August 14, 8p Immaculate Conception Church on Town Square auditorium: Symphony Orchestra of Quintana Roo. Free Entry

August 17 City Council Special Session to read the official Decree of Foundation of the Pueblo Of Dolores (Dolores was the original name of the town of Isla Mujeres when it was founded in 1850) for its 165th anniversary.

August 24, Monday: School resumes (Teachers return the week before)

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

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