Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Isla Mujeres News & Events Wednesday, August 19

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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

Rescuing the Salinas/lakes

City begins work of surveying the residents

Comuna inicia trabajo de levantamiento de encuestas entre vecinos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de agosto.-
See translation below in the City section 

Warning to licensees: Those who don't pay won't enter Isla Contoy

Advertencia a concesionarios

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de agosto.-
   Tuesday morning at a meeting of the Technical Advisory Council and the Tourism Council of Isla Contoy, held on the Naval base, it was reported that at least a dozen boats have not met their payments for the maintenance of the facilities. The staff of "Amigos de Isla Contoy" explained that this amounts to ~30,000 pesos, This money is used to maintain the facilities, including the pier, the walking paths, the restrooms, the grilling area, and the public areas in general. If these debts are not paid by Wednesday, the vessels and the tourists they have on board will be denied access to the island.
    The staff of the Protected Area and of Amigos de Isla Contoy agreed that the licensees have always complied with paying this fee, but recently due to reasons of time and because the person in charge of these fees has been on vacation, this had caused a delay or accumulation of the fees owned by the licensees. They reiterated that the licensees have always complied with the payment requirements, as well as trying to maintain the best conditions possible in the protected area, which serves all the boats that bring tourists to this location. The boats who need to pay their fees include “Obikue”, “Toitan”, and “Fantasea”, among others. 

 Martha Patricia Puc Laines becomes Human Rights Commission representative

Martha Patricia Puc Laines se hará cargo de Visitaduría

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de agosto.-
 Martha Patricia Puc Laines replaced  Mauricio Barbosa Vega as Deputy Inspector (Visitaduría Adjunta) of the Human Rights Commission in Isla Mujeres, (CDHeQRoo), after Sr. Barbosa has served three years at this location. This will be formalized when the President of the Commission visits in upcoming days. 
      Sra. Puc said she is reviewing the current cases and acknowledged that the office in Isla Mujeres handles very few cases. She expects to attract more cases, using different strategies, with various programs to publicize the presence and actions of the Commission, at different areas around town. 
       She said there have been about 30 complaints, with most of them directed at the Police, alleging personal abuse or misapplication of justice. She said there is a program in place for the Continental Zone, also. Sr. Barbosa said the changeover is due to institutional changes and he will be rejoining the Assistant General Inspector (Segunda Visitaduría General) in Cancún.


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

Studies begin to rescue the salinas/lakes
    On Tuesday morning students from the University of the Caribbean (Universidad del Caribe), in coordination with the Department of the Federal Zone (Zofemat) of the city of Isla Mujeres, began taking surveys among the residents of the colonias of Salina Grande and Salina Chica. Last month on July 10th, the City and the University signed an important agreements to identify the causes of the severe pollution of Salina Grande lake.
       For this purpose, 15 university students, accompanied by their teachers, arrived on Tuesday.  Rosiluz Ceballos Povedano, one of the teachers, said the goal is to identify social, economic, and environmental practices that the residents have in relation to the lakes in order to create proposals for their future recuperation and maintenance. The students were assisted and guided by the staff from ZOFEMAT while they visited ~120 homes. 
      This is the first step of the three planned stages: diagnosis, recovery, and maintenance. The students involved in this project are studying for different careers including environmental and industrial engineering, business innovation, and international business, among others. The Director of ZOFEMAT, Carmen Nahuat, said the results were positive on all counts, because once they identify the factors involved, work can be done to improve, rescue, and clean up these bodies of water. 

The Women's Institute and the Institute for Job Training are offering classes in hairstyling, which have begun, to give tools to the women of the municipality to help with their family budget. Upcoming courses include hair cutting, sandal making, and baking.
Con el inicio de un curso de peinado, la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer y el Instituto de Capacitación para el Trabajo siguen brindando herramientas a las mujeres del municipio para apoyar la economía familiar. Se anunció que aún hay cupo para 3 talleres que están por iniciar: corte de cabello, sandalias artesanales y repostería.

Prevent mosquito borne diseases by throwing out all unused containers that can collect water.

The state campaign continues for the collection of broken electronics and appliances 2015. Take them to the Department of Ecology at Mundaca Hacienda before August 29 during office hours (9-4)

Continuamos con la campaña estatal de acopio de residuos electrónicos y electrodomésticos 2015.

The band Marconi, a vocal group, performed yesterday (Monday) night at the Town Square stage for the closing of the celebrations of the 165th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres.

El grupo musical vocal marconi hizo su presentación ayer por la noche en la explanada municipal, cerrando así la celebración del 165 Aniversario de la Fundación de Isla Mujeres.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

New face at the Human Rights Commission
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    Nuevo rostro en la visitaduría

    0 19 de agosto de 2015

    Por Carlos Gasca
  • Auxilian a  navío cubano


    Auxilian a navío cubano

    0 19 de agosto de 2015  by Carlos Gasca

  • Ultimátum  a náuticos  deudores en Contoy


    Ultimátum a náuticos deudores en Contoy

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Unpaid scholarships to be paid
Repondrán becas robadas. [+] Ver mas

     The Director of the high school, Colegio Bachilleres in Isla Mujeres, Alberto Fernandez Gutierrez, said that all the students who were allegedly defrauded by the former director, Javier Solis Martinez, will have their money paid this year. He advised the students to ignore the data that has been given, and in the end, with an internal audit, all the names will be collected and the students will be located, despite that some of them have already graduated. He asked each student, wherever they are, to come to collect their federal assistance.
      He said he did not know the legal situation of Javier Solis, but confirmed that he has been discharged from the Colegio Bachilleres. He does not know whether he will be prosecuted nor the status of the resources paid by the parents, who have been complaining in the media that for three years they have not known the status of thousands of pesos that were collected, with no elected assembly having been convened to name a Board of Parents.
   Sr. Fernandez Gutierrez, who was appointed on June 16, conducted a review of the campus and found that the facility has many needs. Within a week of starting the new school year, various problems had been resolved, including getting bathrooms operational, renovating fans, general painting, and resolving to fix all the air conditioners by the end of September. He said they need 90 desks, 25 computers, 20 chairs, and other items.
   Regarding the incoming students math and reading skills, they were given an introductory course from August 2-8th, and began regular classes on the 10th. The goal is to have 90% of the entrants continue to the University level. However in Isla Mujeres, this statistic of terminal efficiency is at 69%, which rose ten points due to changes that were recently implemented. There is a plan to improved academic infrastructure, which was found to be fairly bad.
     He announced that there will be an event in Chetumal on Wednesday, August 26 to inaugurate the festivities celebrating the 35th anniversary of the start of Colegio Bachilleres (high schools) in Quintana Roo, which will be attended by the Governor. The following day, on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7:30pm, there will be a ceremony under the dome on the Bachilleres campus, which includes a photographic exhibition of the 25 years since the birth of this institution in the municipality of Isla Mujeres.

Studies begin to clean up the Salinas
Inician estudios para sanear Las Salinas. [+] Ver mas
This had the same information as the article translated above, additionally noting that there are different opinions from experts about the appropriate ways to invest public funds to reconnect the three lakes to the sea.

Still many domestic tourists
Aún hay mucho turismo nacional[+] Ver mas
There is no text with this headline & photo.

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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

 The Carnival was heading out on Tuesday, not sure if the circus is still here or not...

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)

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

August 28th  8pm In front of the Town Hall  Video spectacular 'mapping'  "Isla Mujeres Vive/Live" (Isla Fest event)

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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