Monday, November 16, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, November 16

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 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Paying bonuses to City employees

    The City complied with its commitments to municipal employees by beginning to pay their benefits on Friday, Nov. 13, which included vacation bonuses, whose deadline for payment is November 17. The payment was made early for the benefit of the workers. 

Community asked to cooperate with fumigation   

 Llaman a vecinos a colaborar

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.-
     The work of nebulizing-fumigating around the entire island has not stopped since there have been intense and ongoing rain. However, the state workers have found that some members of the community do not allow them into their courtyards. Many of these homes have potential mosquito breeding sites such as tires, buckets, planters, and dishes of all types where rainwater collects. It is important to have access to the patios, yards, and courtyards, because achieving control in these areas is the only way to eradicate the mosquito that transmits dengue and chikungunya.
    The Director of the Hospital, Pedro Zapata Loya, appealed to the general public to allow access to these health workers, which is required in order to control  dengue and chikungunya.


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

Posted yesterday....

For the month of Ecology, there was a workshop about reusing materials to create handicrafts.
Con un taller de manualidades a base de materiales de reúso nos unimos al mes de la Ecología.

  Most of this information in this article has already been translated about this workshop with the fifth graders of Cesar Mendoza elementary who created items for Chritmas such as flowers, cards, sweets, apples, and baskets. They learned about re using waste materials such as plastic bottles, cardboard, bottle caps, and other household materials and trash that can be recycled. 
      They learned about reducing waste at home and work and how this prevents pollution and other effects on the environment. They were taught the importance of the three R's..Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse. 
      It is noted that November first was World Ecology Day, which begins the Month of Ecology, so the City has held various activities related to conservation of the environment.

Proud to belong to this land surrounded by natural beauty.
Un orgullo pertenecer a esta tierra rodeada de bellezas naturales.
‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬

The schedule for the Caribbean Cultural Festival has been reorganized due to the weather conditions. Celso Pina will play tonight at the Hacienda Mundaca Palapa (8p, Sunday) and La Charanga Habanera will play at 8pm tomorrow (Monday) at the Mundaca palapa
La agenda del ‪#‎5toFestivaldeCulturadelCaribe‬ se está reorganizando completamente debido a las condiciones climatológicas. Te informamos que la presentación de Celso Piña sigue en pie para esta noche en la palapa de la hacienda mundaca.
State Employment Fair...Take advantage of the opportunity.
Jornada Estatal por el Empleo en ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬, aprovecha la oportunidad.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Islanders seeking assistance from CONAPESCA  


Recibirán isleños apoyos de Conapesca

0 16 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca    
        Most of this information has already been translated about the fishermen of the five cooperatives of the island needing to prepare their documents to submit to CONAPESCA in December, for governmental assistance in purchasing traps, boat engines, and boats. 
         It is noted that some men work as partners or employees and are not officially listed with the cooperatives, and that compiling an error-free list is complicated. At this time, there is no limit to the number who can apply, but it will be necessary for the applicants to cover their portion of the costs, and in the case of employees, to have federal approval.

Neighbors want water levels lowered at Mundaca  


Urge drenar cuerpo lagunar en Mundaca

0 16 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca   
   Residents of colonia La Gloria have asked that the municipal government intervene to lower the water levels inside the Hacienda Mundaca, which have been high for over a month. Workers with the municipal Department of Ecology explained that the water levels rose drastically about a month ago, and have not lowered to normal levels. They said at one point the water was obliterating the walkway, and that it has dropped a bit. They took the reporter on a tour, commenting that at one point, the flooding had blocked access to the area where the municipal Nursery is located. One worker said, "We put a ladder across and access was tricky, and now the way is open, but the water level could rise again."  
         At first, they installed a pump to remove the water, but it only worked for the first few days. The workers commented how at one time this salina (lagoon) was connected with the others that are nearby, including the one opposite the hospital, and that they naturally flowed into the sea. However, with the growth and construction of roads, this connection was lost, and now there is no way for the water to go down naturally.

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Delightful performance by tenor Joel Montero from Chetumal
Un deleite escuchar al tenor chetumaleño Joel Montero. [+] Ver mas
    The 90 minute concert featuring tenor Joel Montero Mena, of Quintana Roo, delighted hundreds of lovers of symphonic music, despite the adverse weather. It took place inside the chapel of the church of Immaculate Conception, featuring maestro  Jorge Cozatl, leading the Quintana Roo Symphony Orchestra. The other events which were also part of the Festival of Caribbean Culture were cancelled by the rain, which had been scheduled on the esplanade of the Casa de Cultura.
    The tenor from Chetumal has been successful in several European countries. He sang two compositions by local islanders, Virgilio “Chino” Fernández, now deceased, and Virgilio Fernández Magaña, who enjoyed the performance with his family.  The songs were  “Isla Mujeres es Bella” (Isla Mujeres is Beautiful) and “Canto al Caribe” (Song of the Caribbean).
     The building has good acoustics and the performance was enjoyed by the people, as well as the artists. This was the first time the Orchestra Director, Jorge Cozatl, and the tenor have participated in a project of the Caribbean Culture Festival. By the way, raindrops fell from the roof of the chapel throughout the presentation onto the orchestra director, and he noticed that a puddle remained on the podium where he had been leading the group. The Maestro Cozatl was born in Mexico City, but has become well known across Europe.
         At the end of the concert, the tenor was given recognition from the municipal government, by Cultural Director, Ruben Perez Martin, and there were interactions between the public and the performers, briefly. The public included many foreigners who live in Isla Mujeres.

Heavy rain paralyzed activities on the Island   
La fuete lluvia paralizó la actividad en la isla[+] Ver mas
Nov. 15.   The remnants of Tropical Wave 48 interacted with cold front #12 to cause intense rain in the morning. The port remained closed for navigation by boats under 40 feet, for the second day, due to strong winds of 27 to 32 kph, and boaters were advised to monitor VHF channel 16 for weather changes.
      Economic activity was diminished and many businesses didn't open, due to the lack of daytripper tourists. According to predictions by the seamen interpreting the conditons, the weather is expected to improve on Monday. However, the CONAGUA (National Water Commission) weather forecast says there is an 80% chance of isolated showers.
       The rain caused lower expectations for the weekend and the cancellation of the artists scheduled to perform outside the Casa de Cultura. (...y el cierre del mismo se trasladó a espacio techado, en el domo de la colonia Salina Chica,"?? "and it was moved to an area with a roof overhead, to the dome in colonia Salina Chica"...The Saturday night performances scheduled to be held outside the Casa de Cultura were cancelled and rescheduled to Sunday and Monday, and relocated to the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa...see the events section. The Saturday night orchestra performance was held as scheduled at the building of the Immaculate Conception church. The Friday night performances were held as planned.)
     Civil Protection personnel reported there were no problems with overflow at Salina Grande or Salina Chica, and some residents complained about puddling occurring as usual in the low spots.

Interview with symphony conductor  
Convoca a conocerse y trabajar la parte interior . .. [+] Ver mas

   Maestro Jorge Cozatl, 42, is the guest conductor of the Quintana Roo Symphony Orchestra, who is widely recognized internationally. He is married to Carlota Gonazalez Compan, and says he is happy with life and passionate about music.
   When questioned about the terrorist attacks in France, he spoke about human nature seeking to go beyond conquests and massacres, and instead to look deeper and pay attention to individual responsibilities and caring.
   He spoke about his passion for his work and the music, and about leading the orchestra with its 15 repertoires. He explained the work that goes into the arrangements and details for each one, to give it shading, color, tone, and atmosphere, together with the entire orchestra. He welcomed working with the tenor, Joel Montero joining the group, and presenting the musical pieces written by the older adults, which went well and were well liked.
    Jorge Cozatl is the last of nine children, whose parents are Max Gonzalez and Teresa Gonzalez Cozatl. He is the director and founder of the vocal-instrumental group Concierto Latinoamericano, specializing the the representation of historical musical repertoires. He said he began to like music at age 6, and he studied at the National School of Music, and then in Germany, before returning to Mexico to devote himself to directing choirs and orchestras. He said, "I have collaborated with important national and international orchestras and choirs in concerts."
     The interview was conducted inside the church of Immaculate Conception, and he commented about the excellent acoustics of the building where the concert was held, as well as the raindrops falling on the orchestra and his head from the dome of the church building throughout the concert, leaving a puddle on the podium, which he dismissed as just a circumstance. He said the group enjoyed the concert.
      He was asked how Mexicans are viewed in Europe, and in Germany. He responded that Mexico is lagging in many areas, and has a great deal of work to do.  He says that Germans aren't a different type of people, they are just born elsewhere. He doesn't see the Germans as a great power, but rather that we all have potential as individuals. They are fortunate to have a system that facilitates more than one talent or one discipline, he said.

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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:

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 tonight, at 8pm at the Mundaca Hacienda, followed by Cuban band Timbalaye.

Monday, Nov. 15 at 8pm,  a performance by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana” at Mundaca Hacienda

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  Revolution Day Commemorated

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Approximately Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link   

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)
From Sally Margolis Hi 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!
Coming in December.....
 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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