Friday, November 27, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 27

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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

City Council approves property tax discounts for 2016 

Cabildo aprueba descuentos en pago del impuesto predial 2016

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de noviembre.-
See translation below in City section....

Patron saint festival begins tomorrow honoring the Virgin of Immaculate Conception   

En honor de la Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de noviembre.-
    Isla Mujeres priest, Raul Sanchez Alonso, held a press conference to present the program of festivities. and he was accompanied by the priest Germán May Cabrera, of the municipality of José María Morelos, and a coordinator for the event, Gibrán Mex. This year the event will include the Virgin of Cozumel, accompanied by a group of 50 people, who will arrive on the morning of December 7th. In subsequent years, it is hoped that the Virgin of Immaculate Conception of Kantunilkin, will come, bringing together the three Virgins of Izamal, Isla Mujeres, and Kantunilkín.
      The sea procession is scheduled for December 8th at 4pm, departing from the concrete pier, with decorated boats. The priests spoke about these events strengthening faith and involving families, and about the importance of participating and collaborating. They encouraged people to be involved with banners and pictures, and noted that every year a growing number of tourists join the local residents.

        HERE is an article about the origins of this icon, which is one of three 'sister' statues of the Virgin, and about this annual festival.

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

City Council approves discounts for payment of 2016 property taxes
      The discount program for Property Tax Payment 2016 was approved at the Fifty Sixth Regular Session of the City Council, which was approved by everyone present. Victor Osorio Magana, who is the councilperson for the PRD party, was absent for personal reasons. This discount program is allowed by the 17th Article of the Finance Act of Municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo.
      The discount applies when the tax is paid in advance, in a single installment, for the entire year. The Council approved a discount of 25% in December, 15% in January, and 10% in February, by February 28th, as well as a 50% discount for those with disabilities or retirees with a credential from INSEN or INAPAM. Other sectors of the population who are offered discounts include the Union of Bachilleres school (SITACOBAQROO), National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), National Union of Workers of the Ministry of Health (SNTSA), and the Trade Union of City Employees of Isla Mujeres (SUTSAIM).

A successful Social Assistance Fair was held in colonia La Gloria, with most of the municipal agencies participating, and other governmental agencies, giving answers and solutions
Con la participación de la mayoría de las direcciones municipales y de otras dependencias gubernamentales, la Magna Brigada de Asistencia Social llevada a cabo en la colonia La Gloria, fue un éxito en materia de respuestas y soluciones..

The Health Fair Tour offered free services for everyone
Los servicios que se brindan en los Recorridos por la Salud son gratuitos para todos.
Vaccines were given for pneumococcus and flu vaccines and testing for prostate hyperplasia with an antigen.
Hemos aplicado vacunas de neumococo e influenza, y del antígeno prostático para detección de problemas de hiperplasia.

      Men & women islanders united to work toward eliminating violence by raising awareness by participated in a march from the monument to Benito Juarez thru the main streets of the historic, touristic center of the island, to the Casa de Cultura. It included City officials, City Council members, DIF personnel, and volunteers.
En la gran jornada en la que mujeres y hombres isleños se unieron para tratar de erradicar la violencia a partir de la concientización se llevó a cabo una caminata que partió del monumento a Benito Juárez y recorrió las principales arterias del centro histórico/turístico de la isla, hasta arribar a la Casa de la Cultura. A ella se sumaron colaboradores, regidores, funcionarios del Ayuntamiento y personal del  Sistema DIF.

With frank dialogue and in a personal manner, the mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez attended to citizens who came to discuss issues related to the city and its services.
De manera personal y en un franco diálogo, el alcalde Agapito Magaña Sanchez atendió a ciudadanas y ciudadanos que acudieron a plantearle algún tema personal relacionado con el Ayuntamiento y sus servicios.

Last days for discounts
Come and take advantage of it!

Últimos días de descuento
¡Ven y Aprovecha!

Different sectors of the population are united by good causes
Diferentes sectores de la poblacion unidos por las buenas causas.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Islanders united against violence 


Luchan isleñas contra la violencia

0 27 de noviembre de 2015  This information has already been translated.

Festivities for the patron saint 


Festejan peregrinos a su Patrona

0 27 de noviembre de 2015  
       The celebration in honor of the patron saint of the island, the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, begin now and will last until December 8th. The traditional Mass will be held at 7pm, (Saturday/tomorrow) and afterward the image will be lowered from her niche, and a procession will be held downtown. 
          The festivities will include a grand celebration, singing las mañanitas to the Virgin, fireworks, processions, fairs, and other events, which will include 28 groups including cooperatives of fishermen and tour providers, neighborhood groups, unions, and others. The festivities will include the presence of the image of the Virgin of Cozumel, which will arrive on December 7, with 50 supporters.

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Serious erosion at beaches     
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  Some 200 meters of North Beach have been eaten away at the western side, which is threatening to affect some coconut palms and buildings, which concerns entrepreneurs who have concessions in the Federal Zone, including Carlos Cervera. He says the 'whales' or 'geotubes' that protected the beach have deteriorated and need rehabilitation or replacement. There are eight geotubes that were installed after Hurricane Wilma in 2005, which need renovating or replacement. The effects of cold front number 14 are evident, which have affected the island since Monday.

Property tax discounts 
Descuento en el pago del Prediale.. [+] Ver mas
 See City section above....

Everything is ready for the patron saint festivities   
Todo listo para las fiestas patronales.. [+] Ver mas
      This has the same information as translated above, except it also says the program will include 50 persons of the ballet folclórico de Cozumel when the Virgin is brought from that island. There will be a concert on Saturday, Nov. 28, in the evening after the procession, at the esplanade of the Church. Each evening there will be cultural activities from Saturday, November 28 to December 8, for enjoyment of families and tourists and to strengthen the faith of believers.

Entrepreneurs support airport project  
Apoyan empresarios proyecto aeroportuario.. [+] Ver mas
     Business leaders support the proposal to rescue the airfield, now that its administration has been turned over to the government of Quintana Roo, according to Juan Carrillo Figueroa, leader of the business organization CANACO and Baltazar Maldonado, leader of the food industry organization CANIRAC.
       Sr. Carrillo said, "Fifty years ago the airfield was important place for the arrival of tourism to Isla Mujeres, when commercial flights arrived from the center and southern parts of the country, as well as private planes from different locations, and above all, from the United States of America."  But when the Cancun airport began operations, it stopped receiving commercial flights, and has been only functioning for small private planes. Now there is an excellent opportunity to once again promote the arrival of more tourists in this way, by receiving charter flights from different parts of Mexico, as well as from the US.
     If the necessary adjustments are made to the runway, it could receive small jets and commercial flights of small aircraft, according to Sr. Carrillo, which would beneficial for Isla Mujeres visitors. He said,  "With the operation of the airfield, if a visitor required services of an air ambulance that could be done, which makes this location more attractive to different segments of tourists who visit this destination."
    Sr. Maldonado said there is a basic need to support this plan, "Because it is beneficial to the tourism industry. We are in agreement about the need to support this, always."

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November events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Nov. 25   6:14
Nov. 26   7:09
Nov. 27   8:06
Nov. 28   9:02
Nov. 29   9:58
Nov. 30  10:52

Nov. 5 Thursday 4p   Town Square   Art Fair with 10 pesos food samples starting at 5p
Cancelled by rain, Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 & relocated to the Casa de Cultura

Nov. 5 & 6 Casa de Cultura 7p  Balsassina Ensemble of Vienna  Free Entry

 Nov. 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day

Nov. 13 Friday Zumba event at the Taxista lodge
Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Friday, Nov. 13 at the Casa de la Cultura 6p Book presentation
Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free. Residents & Visitors are invited. See changes below in Sunday's schedule & location

Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; La Trova Islana,  the band Gil Harry SevenF, and the headliner is Cuban Jazz musician Isaac Delgado and his band.

Basketball on Nov. 14 & 15 at the Convention Center

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, featuring songs written by isleños, including Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández and his son Virgilio Fernández. It will be at the building next to the Catholic Church on the Town Square.

Sunday, Nov. 15  Celso Pina & Pato Machete are rescheduled for Sunday Nov. 15 at 8pm at the Mundaca Hacienda, followed by Cuban band Timbalaye. 

Monday, Nov. 16  at 8pm, Mundaca Hacienda, a performance by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana”.

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  8am Parade commemorating  Revolution Day. The route is down Rueda Medina from the entrance of Naval base to the Monument to the Pescador and the official reviewing stand will be at the pedestrian crossing in front of the Magana dock.

Saturday, Nov. 21 Casa de Cultura esplanade 6:30 p Dance event

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Monday, Nov. 23  Día de la Armada de México..Mexican Naval Day. 11am Commemoration event in courtyard of Naval base.

This free photography exhibition continues thru Monday Dec. 7, featuring the biological richness of Isla Mujeres and its native flora and fauna at the Casa de la Cultura Isla Mujeres. It includes 70 photos, rotated thru in groups of forty, taken by local amateur photographers.

 Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link   
 Saturday, Nov. 28  Church of Immaculate Conception mass at 7p followed by the taking down of the icon and the procession thru downtown, followed by music at the church esplanade

The sea procession will be Dec. 8 at 4p from the concrete pier

Nov. 29 Los Cafres at Poc Na

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)
  Coming in December.....
  On Thursday Dec. 3 and Tues. Dec. 29 you are invited to come to the esplanade (outdoor plaza) of the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres for the 10p food samples (from 5-7) and the artist fair (from 4-9), & dance troupe performances.
 Coming December 25-30! Performances by dance troupes of the National Congress of Mexican Folkloric Dance..."A fragment of the mosaic mural of Mayan culture"

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