Monday, August 3, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, August 3

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

Seeking to avoid discrimination toward tourists

 Hacia los turistas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de agosto.-
     Next week the state Human Rights Commission in Isla Mujeres (CDHeQRoo) will offer classes to avoid any potential cases of discrimination by service providers and tourism workers in general. Companies are encouraged to have their entire staff attend, from management positions to the helpers, to receive training and understand human rights, to provide fair treatment to all people  regardless of immigration status, race, religion or any other different condition.
   This training is being offered in response to a possible case of alleged discrimination that occurred against persons of African descent in a hotel in Playa del Carmen, where CDHeQRoo has been asked to intervene. The case was in social media, where a woman complained that members of the group "Siesta Soul", who are from the US and Canada and mostly of African descent, allegedly experienced mistreatment, and denial of reimbursement and lodging from the management of a hotel in Playa del Carmen. 
     As a result the staff of the Third Inspectorate of the Human Rights Commission in the muncipality of Solidaridad contacted the management to hear their version of the facts that have been alleged against them. They contacted the woman and invited her to file a report with the agency's offices to initiate a case. With this investigation, it will be possible to determine if the complaint should be referred to the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED).  It is noted that when there is a case of discrimination against/between (entre) individuals, the case is brought to CONAPRED, which is the national agency responsible for resolving such cases.

Transparency of the administration of Agapito Magana: Details of two important sports facilities

Public works 

De la administración de Agapito Magaña: Detallan dos importantes obras deportivas

Lanrry Parra
See translation in City section below
ISLA MUJERES, 2 de agosto.-


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

Directors, bosses, employees and collaborators of the City, joined together, giving their time and effort to clean public spaces of Isla Mujeres. Adopt A Park unites us.
Directores, jefes, empleados y colaboradores del Ayuntamiento, unieron su solidaridad, tiempo y esfuerzo para limpiar espacios públicos de Isla Mujeres. ADOPTA UN PARQUE NOS UNE.

Transparency is one of the main premises of the current municipal administration of Isla Mujeres.        For this purpose, and in order to keep the island community informed, the municipal director of Public Works, Miguel Caballero García, gave the facts about two public works of sport facilities.         The construction of the Skate Park and of the multipurpose sport court at colonia Chapanecos were approved at the national level and both were published  in the Official Gazette, as well as on the CompraNet website, in full compliance with by the Law of Public Works requirements.         In these two public spaces that were rescued by this administration, the most important work that was done was:         Installed at the Skate Park: Public lights, 1030  square meters of concrete floor, mobiliario urbano (literally: urban/street furniture), reflectors, benches, trash cans, general painting, asphalt and obstacles to the practice of urban skating.
          Installed at the multi use facility of colonia Chapanecos: 330 square meters of concrete, 583 square meters of sport surface, backboards, benches, trash cans, paint, public lighting, and reflectors.

        With the construction of the Skate Park, all practitioners of extreme sports on skates and skateboards will benefit. In addition, it can be used by local families and tourists, who can enjoy its location at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.         The multipurpose facility at colonia Chapanecos can be used by various athletes on the island, as well as by all the families living in the area, including in colonia Salina Chica.          Regarding the materials used in the construction of both parks, it is pertinent to point out that the materials used are appropriate for the extremely wet, salty and hot climate that prevails in Isla Mujeres.            Finally, the two sports facilities were rescued for the benefit of families and athletes.

 Above is "BEFORE" the multipurpose court at colonia Chipanecos and below is "AFTER"


  Above is "BEFORE" the skate park and below is "AFTER"


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Construction of sports facilities for islanders 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Explanation from the City
Se justifican en el ayuntamiento+] Ver mas

Crowded at the Posada del Mar Beach
Muy concurrida playa Posada del Marr.. [+] Ver mas
The Posada del Mar beach had a good turnout of visitors, offering a safe place to swim with very little current. There have been no problems, and there are two lifeguards on duty as well as the Navy module nearby. The personnel of the Red Cross, Tourist Police, and Harbor Master are also available to handle any incidents.
     A lifeguard said that most of their job is about preventing problems, with the hundreds of swimmers who leave the area inside the buoys, and need to be made aware of the dangers, and risks from passing vessels.
   There were some complaints that staff with UltraMar should be more courteous and that there is disorganization when tourists are in line to come to the island, and then learn they must go back and buy tickets for their children.

Seeking to reconnect the lakes to the sea
Buscan reconectar las Salinas al mara.. [+] Ver mas
    Specialists with the Universidad del Caribe are planning to conduct a study for the recuperation of the three salina-lakes, by reconnecting them to the sea, and signed an agreement with the municipal government a few days ago. The research project by the University team will be done in collaboration with the municipality, through the municipal Department of Ecology and ZOFEMAT, the Federal Zone Agency.
       The research will be carried out in a comprehensive manner between the community and the government, conducting surveys over a year's time identifying practices, conducting forums, and talking to residents who live near the lakes. The proposal includes identifying the causes of pollution in Salina Grande, where there are annual fish deaths in massive numbers caused by insufficient oxygenation, due to the lack of connection with the sea.
      These research activities are scheduled to begin in August, with a long term plan divided into three stages: diagnosis, recovery, and maintenance. The recuperation of the Salina-lakes would have social, economic, and environmental relevance, benefiting the community in general.
      The Salinas were once very important for the production of salt, which was used to conserve marine products, until electricity arrived on the island in 1950. Subsequently, the tourism boom led to the construction of a road connecting the Punta Norte to Punta Sur (the northern end to the southern end), which blocked the connections between the lakes and the sea. With this, they lost their natural ecological systems, and their flora and fauna. This situation has resulted in three consequences: An unhealthy body of water that is a receptacle of trash and sewage, a low level of salinity with the death of flora and fauna, and the abandonment of economic productivity. .

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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

The Carnival is in town...over along the Caribbean Coastal Road, just south of the village (Salina Chica-Meteorologico). Mon. 8/3...I don't know if they are still there.   

And the Circo Bam Bam is still here... with a benefit performance for "El Corazon de Wilito" Wednesday August 5 at 8pm, with a raffle for two passes to swim with the dolphins 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

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

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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