Saturday, August 29, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, August 29

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

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

"Nueva Tierra" association 

Titles for properties

La asociación Nueva Tierra

Lanrry Parra
       On Saturday at 10am at the Community Center in colonia La Gloria, the association "Nueva Tierra" will hold a meeting to report of the progress toward deeding of lots on two properties. They are working with the Commission for the Regularization of Land Tenure (CORETT) for the ~320 members of the group. This requires that the members meet the rest of the payment for deeding, with other requirements of CORETT, including putting streets on the property.
       A plot map has been drawn up showing the allocation of lots, but they are waiting for the members to finish paying for the right to title, in order to proceed with that document. They recently visited the land and cleared the areas which will become streets and main avenues, granting access to each of the lots, because this is a prerequisite to granting the property deeds to each member of the association.
     Each of the beneficiaries will receive a residential lot and a commercial lot, both with an area of ~480 square meters. The president of the association, Baltazar Gomez Catzin, said it is important that the beneficiaries make the second part of the payment in order to proceed and receive the titles to their properties of two lots.
   Although the article doesn't mention it, these properties are in the Continental Zone, on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres.
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.-

City supports culture

Interesting literary presentation by Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech 

Interesante presentación de la obra literaria de Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech

Lanrry Parra
                  See translation below in the City section....
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.-


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

Isla Mujeres historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid led a literary presentation by author Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech of his book "Tears of Gold, Don't speak Mayan!"
   The event took place on Thrusday at the newly renovated Casa de Cultura. The invited attendees including students from the high school Jean Peaget, parents, and municipal officials.
       City Council member Miriam Trejo Leon attended as representative of the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, and thanked those present, including the author.
      Isla Mujeres historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid, read several passages from the book, emphasizing the importance of maintaining and safeguarding the Mayan language and culture. In this vein, Edith Borges Castillo, who is a teacher of the Mayan language at the Casa de Cultura in Cancun, read excerpts from the book in that language.
       The State Secretary of Culture, Lilian Villanueva, recognized the author for his great contributions to culture. The municipal Director of Culture, Ruben Perez Marin, gave appreciation for the efforts being made to carry out this type of event on an ongoing basis.
      The author, Jorge Miguel Concom Pech, shared stories about the beginning of his career as a writer, and about his life as a person, emphasizing that his objective was to teach about feeling proud of your roots. He said,  " 'Maybe there is a poet, a storyteller who is locked inside you'....and that is how I started." He proposed that the students take the literary material and have a writing workshop to strengthen their knowledge.  
For the second and last time, the Naval Mariachis performed last night on the Town Square. Islanders and visitors enjoyed the presentation by more than fifteen musicians.
Por segunda y última ocasión, el Mariachi de la Secretaría de Marina Armada de México (SEMAR), hizo su presentación en la popular explanada municipal la noche de ayer.
Isleños y visitantes disfrutaron de la calidad interpretativa de los más de 15 músicos.

Trabajadores del area de jardinería de la Direccion de Servicios Públicos, atendieron el llamado y acudieron a realizar trabajos de limpieza en las areas verdes del Jardin de Niños Gabriel Mistral.
Workers in the gardening/landscaping section of the Department of Public Services tended the grounds of the kindergarten Gabriel Mistral.
The field and adjoining areas of the soccer field were cleaned and mowed, so that the athletes can enjoy playing in good conditions. 
Para que los deportistas gocen de una cancha en buenas condiciones, nos encargamos de la limpieza y poda en el campo de futbol soccer y áreas aledañas.

Once again, the successful program Recycling Trash for Food offered food to help island families, while conserving a healthy environment.
De nuevo, para apoyar a las familias isleñas, el exitoso programa Reciclando Basura por Alimentos ofrece sus bondades y ayuda a la conservación de un entorno saludable.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

    CROC union provides school supplies


    Entrega la CROC  útiles  escolaresEntrega la CROC útiles escolares

    0 29 de agosto de 2015

          Several companies who work with the CROC labor union have agreements from collective bargaining to provide kits of school supplies, which were delivered for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. There are also contracts with the majority of the companies to provide scholarships and financial aid. The contributing companies include Zama, El Pescador, Posada del Mar, Puerto Isla Mujeres, Sunset Grill, Pizza Rolandi, Zoetry and Garrafón, to mention only a few.
        The packets include 6 notebooks, pencils, pens, a dictionary, a geometry set, 100 sheets of paper, an eraser, pencil sharpener, calculator, colors, etc. Union leader, Roman Maldonado Euan, said each packet cost about 300 pesos. Regarding the scholarships, he said they are paid on a monthly basis to students who maintain an average of 8.5 or above.

    Por Carlos Gasca
  •   Rising dollar beneficial for tourists
    (This is an incorrect headline. This article is about the Nueva Tierra association meeting, which is translated above.)


    Beneficia el alza del dólar a turistasBeneficia el alza del dólar a turistas

    0 29 de agosto de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

  • Apoya a los pescadores


    Apoya a los pescadores

    0 29 de agosto de 2015 

        Yesterday morning the Ultramar ferry company donated 1000 life jackets to the fishermen of the different cooperatives of the Northern Zone of the state. According to the company's safety protocol and Mexican legal requirements, the life jackets are replaced annually, and those that are retired and in perfect condition are being donated to the local fishermen.
          The company representative explained that the equipment is virtually unused, and that they are aware of the difficult economic situations facing the fishermen, which makes it difficult to afford this safety equipment that is required by the Port Authorities. Last year the company donated just over 2000 life jackets.

    By Carlos Gasca

From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Aging trash collection vehicles
Deficiencia en recolecta de basura.. [+] Ver mas

       Trash collection workers who spoke privately commented that the situation is becoming increasingly difficult because there are three shifts, working 24 hours with certain trucks, and one explained, "No vehicle can keep up this pace when it does not receive preventative maintenance." The vehicles are becoming dilapidated, and their operation cannot be guaranteed, and then they must use a back-up vehicle. Sometimes they are unable to meet the collection schedule on time. The fleet is in need of renewal and maintenance.

Author from Campeche presents his new book
Escritor campechano presenta nueva obra.. [+] Ver mas
      This article has the information translated above, and in addition it notes that, according to his biography, the author, Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech, was born in Calkiní, Campeche, on March 7, 1952. He is a writer, a poet, an essayist, a novelist and translator, a speaker of the Yucatec Maya language which is his mother tongue. He was a schoolteacher who graduated from the  Escuela Normal de Profesores in Calkiní.
      He graduated from the Institute of Communication Education and became the Director of  Cámaras de Televisión. He is a Professor in Media Education specializing in Pedagogy, who graduated from the Escuela Normal de la Federación de Escuelas Particulares. He did an internship is Agronomy, specializing in Rural Sociology, for the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo.
      He has other published literary works including "Grandfather's Secrets! " “Muk’ulti’an in Noo!", which has received recognition internationally for its contribution to culture.

Another 'white elephant' at this destination
Un “elefante blanco” más en el destino. [+] Ver mas
     The market area constructed by the City for the mobile vendors who were removed from the beaches has never been occupied, and appears to have become a 'white elephant'. It is located at the downtown mercado "Javier Rojo Gomez", and was built after the vendors were expelled from the beaches in March, 2014.
       It is about 20 meters long, subdivided into spaces for twenty vendors,  and was built at a cost of 450,000 pesos. The vendors objected to being removed to an area where they will not encounter many tourists, and some say there was a lack of planning with this project.
      You may recall that about 200 vendors were withdrawn, which caused discontent and protests. At this time, some of them have already rented locations and others have returned to the beaches, with their 'amparo' in hand. Some say they will express their discontent when it when it is time to vote, noting they are especially displeased with the leader of this project, City Council Secretary General Cesar Poot Perez. 

Ferry company donates life jackets to the fishermen
Naviera dona chalecos salvavidas a pescadores [+] Ver mas
See translation above...

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August events

Sunset ~7:00
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Aug 29  7:08
Aug 30  7:56
Aug 31  8:44

Sept 1   9:32
Sept 2  10:20

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.

Friday, August 7, Junk collections in  Salina Chica, Electricistas, and at  Colegio de Bachilleres.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 11 and be most visible on August 14 when the moon is new

Aug 10-14 Catholic festival for the Assumption of Mary. .Link to translation of schedule.

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

Thursday August 13 at 1pm at the Futbol Rapido soccer field: 2nd "Gotcha" Paintball Tournament  
August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
7p Town Square Inauguration
Gastronomic event with Tik in Xic fish
Local Talent Night
Coronation of the Queen of the Festival

Friday August 14 
10am Casa de Cultura  Oratory Competition 
7pm  Casa de Cultura  Photography and documentary exposition "Art of Fishing"
                                     Historical conference by historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid
8pm Immaculate Conception Auditorium  Performance by The Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo

Saturday, August 15
 12:00 Casa de Cultura Signing of Sister Cities agreement between Mission Tx & Isla Mujeres

Saturday, August 15
 12:00 Casa de Cultura Signing of Sister Cities agreement between Mission Tx & Isla Mujeres
5:30pm Procession from Sangrado Corazon (Sacred Heart) Church in La Gloria to the Immaculate Conception Church on the Town Square

~7 or7:30  Mass on Town Square for consecration, with candles officiated by Mons. Fabio Martinez Castilla
8pm Religious Procession through the downtown streets, returning to the Town Square where there will be Fireworks
10pm Regional Dance

Sunday, August 16 Town Square
7pm  Performance of "Añoranza for Isla Mujeres"  (Yearning for Isla Mujeres)
          by the Quintana Roo Folklorico Ballet Group
         State Musical Group

Monday, August 17
9:30am  Departing from the API pier: Wreath placement event at the Cross in the Bay
6:30pm Town Square  Special Session of the Town Council
9 pm Performance by the musical group "Marconi"

 Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. a vegetarian dinner to benefit the animals of the street. The money raised will be used to by food for stray cats and dogs will be at the restaurant da Luisa at Casa Ixchel Hotel.  150 pesos, beverages are separate. (a mixed vegetarian entree and a vegetarian pasta, accompanied by bread). Buy your ticket at: Gelateria Italiana FraSe on Madero avenue or  at Hotel Casa Ixchel.

 August 24, Monday: School resumes (Teachers return the week before)
Tickets available for free theater event Saturday at the Casa de Cultura (see below)

Tuesday Aug. 25 8p Town Square Naval Mariachis

Thursday, Aug. 27  7:30pm,  dome on the Bachilleres campus,  photographic exhibition of the 25 years since the birth of this institution in the municipality

Friday, Aug. 28 Inauguration of the new hospital
Friday, Aug. 28  8pm In front of the Town Hall  Video spectacular 'mapping'  "Isla Mujeres Vive/Live" Isla Fest event.
Aug 28-Sept 12  Video Mapping is a light projection technique that causes fascinating visual effects.
Here is an example below and at  (Link)

Saturday, Aug 29 Casa de Cultura by Theater Company "La Libelula""Cuentos en Movimiento" (Stories in Motion) at 5p (For the whole family) and "La Risa Extraviada" (Lost Laughter) at 7p (For teens & adults) Tickets available August 24th. Free event  Isla Fest.  

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)

Wednesdays in September  5p-8p  Nico's Restaurant,  $30usd Painting Class with profits donated to Isla Animals & Little Yellow Schoolhouse  HH drinks & appetizers available

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