Friday, October 9, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, October 9 Dia del Pescador!

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

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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

Civic ceremony
 A wreath was placed on the bust of Don Andres Quintana Roo at the commemorative ceremony for the 41st Anniversary of the Creation of the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.

Maintaining standards of quality 

Inspection of Playa Centro by the Blue Flag coordinating committee

Playa centro pasó minuciosa inspección de coordinadora de Blue Flag

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de octubre.-
   This inspection is being carried out at all 20 beaches in the country which have Blue Flag status, and includes careful review of emergency protocols and response times. Staff of the municipal Civil Protection Department demonstrated mock rescue techniques, and the inspectors verified the accessibility and availability of services, as well as the cleanliness of the beach, and other requirements.


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

In Isla Mujeres we keep our traditions alive. Don't miss your chance to participate! (It's a poster for a Hanal Pixan altar competition...see the Events section below for more info.)
En Isla Mujeres mantenemos vivas nuestras tradiciones.
¡No se queden sin participar!

We continue to carry out activities of termonebulización (fumigation) on the island and Rancho Viejo (which is in the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres.)
Continuamos realizando actividades de termonebulización en la isla y Rancho Viejo.

A recycling trash for food eventwas  sponsored by the state government of Roberto Borge, on Friday at the Bicentennial Dome in La Gloria, providing basic foodstuffs and household items, for the benefit of Island families.
Con la encomienda personal del gobernador del estado de llevar apoyos a todas las familias del municipio, este viernes estuvimos en el domo bicentenario de la colonia La Gloria entregado productos de la canasta básica.

Blue Flag México realizó una visita de inspección para evaluar la calidad de limpieza de playa, servicios existentes, accesibilidad, entre otras.
Blue Flag Mexico carried out an inspection visit to evaluate the quality of Playa Centro beach for cleanliness, existing services, accessibility, and other requirments.

La coordinadora técnica de Blue Flag México, MC Anaid López Urban, evaluó protocolos de Protección Civil en situaciones de emergencia en playa, tiempos de respuesta, entre otros.
The Technical Coordinator of Blue Flag Mexico, MC Anaid López Urban, assessed protocols of Civil Protection in emergency situations on the beach and response times, among other requirements.

The City of Isla Mujeres celebrates the 41st anniversary of Quintana Roo as a free and sovereign state. Congratulations!
Los miembros del H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres celebramos el 41 Aniversario de Quintana Roo como estado libre y soberano. ¡Enhorabuena!

This morning we conducted a civic ceremony commemorating the 41st Anniversary of the Creation of the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo. In recognition for his part in the ratifying of the state Constitution, a floral wreath was placed on the bust of Andres Quintana Roo.
Esta mañana llevamos a cabo una ceremonia cívica conmemorativa por el XLI Aniversario de la Creación del Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo.
Entregamos reconocimientos a quienes participaron en el acuerdo para la constitución del estado y ofrecimos una ofrenda floral en el busto de don Andrés Quintana Roo.
Francisco May is a town on the mainland part of Isla Mujeres. Members of the community received 55 certificates for digital TVs thru the federal SEDESOL program
En la comunidad de Francisco May se entregaron poco más de 55 certificados de televisores digitales del programa federal de la SEDESOL.

The Mayor received an award, in honor of Isla Mujeres attaining the distinction of being a Pueblo Magico. The Federal Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, attended, and the award was given by the  National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism of the United Mexican States (Kanak-Servytur)
Ante el atestiguamiento de honor de Enrique de la Madrid Cordero secretario de Turismo Federal, el presidente municipal de Isla Mujeres Agapito Magaña Sanchez recibió un reconocimiento de parte de las Cámaras Nacionales de Comercio Servicios y Turismo de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos Canaco Servitur.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

City expecting good results

    Espera edil buenos resultados

    0 09 de octubre de 2015 By Sergio Lopez Lara

        The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchz,s said that hoteliers, merchants, businessmen, restaurateurs, and tourism service providers can expect a good close to the year. He said over 1200 rooms have been reserved by tourists from Europe, Canada, and America, noting that the island is one of the best tourist destinations in the state and is prepared for the national and international tourists who visit over Christmas and New Year.
            He explained that thanks to tourism promotion and the recent "Pueblo Magico" designation, Isla Mujeres has become one of the most visited destinations by tourists from places with extreme temperatures who are seeking sun, sand, rest, and to practice extreme sports. He said this is why the municipality is improving its image, in addition to providing training for service providers to give better customer service to national and international tourists.


    Medio ambiente

    Excellent evaluation received from Blue Flag inspectors

    Aprueba con excelencia evaluación Blue Flag

    0 09 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

       The National Blue Flag Coordination inspectors gave Playa Centro an A+ rating, which is the highest that exists for this type of evaluation. There are a total of 20 Blue Flag beaches in the country which are being evaluated, including eight in Quintana Roo. Of all those inspected so far, Isla Mujeres has earned the highest rating. This evaluation included participation by the Navy of Mexico, the Red Cross, and the municipal agencies of Civil Protection. Public Security (police), Ecology, and Fiscalizacion (Enforcement), among others. Mock rescues were conducted to assure that emergency response requirements at the beach were met.

  • Conflicto

    Facilities secured & guarded

    Resguarda instalaciones

    0 09 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
      Following the eviction on Wednesday from a property in the Federal Zone along Rueda Medina avenue (main street), APIQRoo is keeping the property under guard until it is determined which individual holds the concession. The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, confirmed on Wednesday that his office was in the process of securing (impounding) the pier of 80 meters, which is owned by Alvaro Burgos Rios.
            He said that these procedures are a precautionary measure for alleged illegal occupation of a port facility and for not having authorization for its use. At this time, both facilities are secured, and if the owner of the pier does not have it 'regularized', they will pursue demolition and removal of the pier.
        Regarding Brisas Grill Restaurant, the eviction took some hours and the instructions came from Mexico City via the Director General of Ports. The Harbor Master said, "As you can verify, the occupants did not have the authorization to occupy this property, and therefore the property was impounded." 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Appeal filed against eviction of restaurant
Se amparan contra desalojo en un restaurante [+] Ver mas
  Lawyer Luz Alicia Iturbe, said an appeal has been filed in the Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice, on behalf of "Brisas Grill" restaurant owner "Wbeymar Maldonado, in response to the eviction by the Secretary of Communications and Transport, which was supported by the PGR (Attorney General's office).  The article continues at length with details of the dispute going back to 2007

Some residents on Juarez Avenue lacked Cable TV service
Se quedaron sin TV de cable+] Ver mas
   Several residents on Juarez Avenue, downtown, are complaining that Cablemas accidentally disconnected their service on Sunday, and they were without service for six days. Some are preparing to complain to the Human Rights Commission seeking compensatory damages.

Magana Ferry not yet in operation
Todavía no cumple Marítima Magaña. [+] Ver mas

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
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.

October events

Sunset ~6:40
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Oct. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

Oct. 27   6:44
Oct. 28   7:37
Oct. 29   8:31
Oct. 30   9:26
Oct. 31  10:22

Thursday, Oct. 1 You are invited to the lighting of the pink lights today at 7pm on the Town Square commemorating the start of the fight against breast cancer

Monday, Oct. 5 Noon Bazaar at offices of El Corazon del Wilito charity which benefits babies and children needing heart surgery (Next to Tugui Paleteria in La Gloria)

Friday, Oct. 9  Day of the Fishermen (Dia del Pescador). Event at Monument to the Fishermen at Rueda Medina commemorating those who lost their lives at sea and placing of wreath at sea

Monday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Tuesday, Oct. 27   Blue Crab protection campaign scheduled (Sac Bajo, possibly also along the eastern coastal road between the cemetery and Punta Sur)

The living celebrating the dead in Isla Mujeres...Oct 30 & 31
En Isla Mujeres los vivos celebramos a los muertos.

Saturday, Oct. 31 Halloween

Sunday, Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos,  All Saints Day
Monday, Nov. 2  All Souls Day

Isla Mujeres: A Place of Traditions 
 Participate!  This is a poster for a Hanal Pixan altar competition   Hanal Pixan is the Mayan holiday that occurs around the time of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. It lasts about a week and a half and is a commemoration of departed relatives and friends, who are remembered with offerings of their favorite foods, drinks, and items at altars containing their photos, at homes, businesses, and other locations, and their graves are cleaned and decorated. There are specials foods and other traditions. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 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)

From Sally MargolisHi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time!

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