Thursday, November 26, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, November 26

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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

United against violence

City joins campaign to fight social problems 

 Se suma Comuna a campaña para atacar problema social

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de noviembre.-
 See translation in the City section below....

Presenting the official program for the festivities for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception: Patron saint

Hoy presentarán programa oficial de festejos en honor a la Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de noviembre.-
   There will be an official presentation on Thursday of the program schedule for the festivities honoring the patron saint of the islanders, the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, which will take place from Saturday, November 28 to December 8th. During these eleven days, the traditional celebrations will include processions with the image of the Virgin by various groups, unions, cooperatives, and guilds; singing of mañanitas; fireworks; dances; and the customary procession in the Isla Mujeres Bay, which includes the boats of the fishermen and tour providers. 
        The ~20 groups include cooperatives of the fishermen and tour providers, unions, women's groups and youth groups, as well as the Conchitas. (Concha / Conchita is the nickname of the icon of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception.) The holidays begin with taking down of the image from its niche and a procession through the downtown area. The priest of Isla Mujeres, Raul Sanchez Alonso, will be in charge and will announce the details of the festivities, which will include confirmations and first communions, and could be attended by the Bishop of Cancun.

Photo from City FB page, last year, Dec. 8  More photos here.


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

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Hoy 25 de Noviembre, Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer.

Thursday social services are available in colonia La Gloria
Mañana estaremos brindando diversos servicios ‪#‎gratuitos‬ en la Col. La Gloria. ¡Te esperamos!

Isla Mujeres: United to eliminate violence against women and girls  

   Four events were held in Isla Mujeres to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, which occurs on November 25th yearly. This day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1999 to encourage governments and nongovernmental organizations to organize activities to raise public awareness about the problem of violence against women. The City, led by mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, and the DIF social service agency, led by Marthy Vargas Leon de Magana, coordinated and promoted these activities, which involved various sectors of the community, including the children.
       Councilwoman Miriam Trejo Leon, president of the Commission on Equality and Gender, was one of the main proponents of this initiative, which also involved Francis Rios Magana, Director of the Isla Mujeres DIF. He said the activities began with the putting up of posters about the elimination of violence against women around the island by the  Niños Difusores de sus Derechos. (Children Diffusors of their Rights...a group of children who educate other children).
       The following primary schools participated in drawing competitions based on this theme, with prizes for the winners:  Andrés Quintana Roo,  César Mendoza, and the morning and afternoon shifts at Julio Saury. 
         There was a march that included women and men, led by the mayor, with City employees, City Council members, City officials, and DIF staff which went from the Benito Juarez monument thru the downtown streets to the Casa de Cultura, where an interesting, motivating, and informative speech was given by Lic. Addy Garcia Guerrero.  
         This date that is dedicated to fighting for the elimination of violence against women was chosen to commemorate the brutal assassination in 1960 by Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo of the the Mirabal sisters, who were political activists in the Dominican Republic. (They were known as Las Mariposas...the butterflies. LINK to "In the Time of Butterflies" trailer w Selma Hayak, followed by the movie. )
Today (Wednesday) we are having a march commemorating the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls
Hoy te esperamos en la Marcha conmemorativa del Día Internacional contra la Violencia de Mujeres y Niñas.

On Thursday evening at the Casa de Cultura there will be an inauguration of an exhibition of 20 photographs taken in Isla Mujeres and five paintings made on papel amate (paper handmade from bark, as it was by Mayas and Aztecs in precolonial times) and the painter-photographer will speak to the public, islanders and visitors, about taking photos daily with your mobile device.
La tarde de este jueves en la Casa de la Cultura se inaugurará una interesante exposición de 20 fotografías tomadas en Isla Mujeres y 5 pinturas realizadas sobre papel amate.
La expositora, Rosanna Festival, pintora y fotógrafa, pondrá a consideración del público isleño y visitantes, imágenes cotidianas capturadas con su dispositivo móvil.

The National Tournament of Veterans over 45 was inaugurated and the delegates were presented for the National Soccer Federation, as well as the president of the Quintana Roo Federation and the members of the Soccer Committee of Isla Mujeres.
Inauguramos el Torneo Nacional de Veteranos 45 y más, durante la patada inaugural estuvieron presentes el delegado de la Federación Nacional de Fútbol y el presidente de la Federación en Q. Roo e integrantes del Comité de Fútbol en Isla Mujeres.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Interruption of internet service 


Falla servicio de internet

0 26 de noviembre de 2015 
  Gusts of wind associated with cold front #14 caused interruptions in internet and TV service in many neighborhoods of the island, which generated complaints against the company providing service. The company explained that the network was down along the stretch of road going to Garrafon Park, and their technicians were already working on repairing it.

Social services fair    


Realizarán brigada de asistencia social

0 26 de noviembre de 2015 
 This information has been translated about today's event in La Gloria at the sports dome that begins at 9am, sponsored by the state Institute for Adult Education to provide a wide variety of social services for free in a direct, quick, and efficient manner.

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Expansion of airfield is viable
Viable ampliación del aeródromo. [+] Ver mas
           Enrique Lima Zuno, representative of the business community, said a proposal to rescue and and expand the Isla Mujeres airfield could involve the filling in of the adjacent salina lake, to build hangars and a parking area for a cruise ship dock, which could be located in front of Colegio Bachilleres. The businessman and regatta promoter said the proposal about cruise ships still stands, despite the problems and controversy, and the business community considers it feasible to continue to pursue that proposal with all three levels of government.
       Regarding the rescuing of the airfield, he spoke about its first expansion 52 years ago, when it was extended from 500 meters to 1250 meters, in preparation for the arrival of  former President Miguel Aleman Velasco, for the inauguration the following year of Zacil-Ha Hotel. Now the runway needs to be extended to 1500 meters, to meet the requirements of this destination.

The History

      In late 1963, In preparation for the inauguration of the Zacil-Ha Hotel (now Mia), the family Lima Zuno contracted the services of engineer Rodriguez Peon Mier y Teron and of the Yucatan contractor Contratista Aliados, to construct 'las balsas' (a barge/raft) in Puerto Juarez to transport the machinery across that was needed to expand the runway from 500 meters to 1250 meters.
     In mid-1964, the extended runway opened with the arrival of the former President for the inauguration of Zacil-Ha Hotel, and after that scheduled passenger flights (avión de ruta), began arriving as this destination was promoted, and shortly thereafter Cancun was promoted. Native islanders agree that commercial operation of the property declined when Cancun eclipsed Isla Mujeres and absorbed all the tourists.
       At the end of the 1980's, operations by the ASA (Aeropuertos & Servicios Auxiliares) were terminated and in 1994, custody passed into the hands of the Mexican Navy. This continued until the celebration of the Day of the Navy of Mexico when administration was officially returned to the government of Quintana Roo, which had been assisted by the island business community.
       Sr. Lima Zuno said, "For 14 years, we have been pushing for authorization for the operation of the runway; not only for domestic flights, but also as a port of entry for international flights". He is pleased that the return of the airfield's administration to the state government has been achieved. He said rescuing the property will involve renovating the tower and small passenger area, adding tar to the runway, which is still in good condition, and extending it from 1250 meters to 1500 meters.
       He added that an economic study was done with the Kin Wolker airfield of San Petersburg, Florida, and said, "They offered us help concerning what is needed to receive and dispatch small private planes at our small terminal. We don't want scheduled passenger flights (avión de ruta), we are authorized for private and chartered small aircraft, which can serve people coming for sports fishing, whale shark tours, and to enjoy our beaches, rather than scheduled passenger planes whose noise would bother the residents.
          Regarding the filling in of the salina area south of the runway, he said this is an area of stagnant water; in the cleaning of the opening of the access to the Makax lagoon, that material obtained by dredging can be used to fill in area of the salina by the runway and Bachilleres. Then it would be possible to construct private hangars and Naval hangars, a fueling area, and the possibly, in the future, a large station for cruise ships, with a plan to construct a cruise ship pier in front of Bachilleres, said Lima.
         He said since 14 years ago, the Civil Aviation Authority has been supportive concerning the process of internationalizing the airport, since there are already offices on the island for Immigration, Customs, and International Health. He said the paperwork just needs to be completed before the end of this administration.

Men of the sea without income
Hombres del mar sin ganancias .. [+] Ver mas
  The remnants of cold front #14 caused the port to be closed for a third day for navigation by small boats, while winds were gusting up to 40 kph. According to the forecast of CONAGUA, the National Water Commission, more stable weather is expected for Thursday, but several seamen believe they won't be able to go out, while some of the lancheros think they will be able to conduct recreational tourism and go to Isla Contoy National Park.
     However, by the next day, there will be the effects of cold front #15, which is expected to be a factor throughout the weekend. The fishing boats remained safely at the docks and beaches of the cooperatives, while the seamen are waiting for the climate to improve so they can catch lobster and fish. The tides are high and the waves are impacting the eastern seawall that protects downtown, which this newspaper has disclosed continues to weaken, while the season of the (strong) northern winds is just beginning.

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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.

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)
  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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