Friday, January 22, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, January 22

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Growing concern about beach erosion  

Entre prestadores de servicios turísticos, por acelerada erosión de playas

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de enero.-

  Strong winds and large waves from the recurring cold fronts are accelerating erosion of the beaches at the northern part of the isle, causing concern among among restaurateurs and hoteliers in the area. The erosion has brought down two palapas, and in recent days several coconut palms have been affected.
     The effects have been more severe since the geotubes, aka 'whales', have deteriorated, which are located near ChiChis and Playa Islander. At the time the geotubes were first placed, their cost was about 150,000 pesos, but now with the exchange rate declining, the cost could be doubled.

King & Queen of Carnaval 

De los soberanos del Carnaval

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de enero.- .

   Although the official announcement will be made on Monday, it has become known that the King and Queen of Carnaval 2016 in Isla Mujeres will be Danaé Magaña Cahuich and Jesús Beristaín Carrillo. They were the only couple that applied during the registration period from June 15 to September 30.
    The Director of Culture, Rubén Pérez Martín, said the full schedule of activities will be released on Monday, January 25th, for the five days of the festivities Feb. 5-9, including the bands, venues, and times for the various activities.
      He said they are making significant adjustments to the program, because classes are scheduled for Monday Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Feb. 9, forcing a change in the schedule, to accommodate  the hundreds of students who participate in Carnaval. The Director said, "In order avoid affecting the young people who attend school on those days, we will modify the program to schedule events earlier in order to avoid problems."

Establish strategies to prevent mosquito borne diseases    

Para prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por vector

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de enero.-
  See City section below....


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

Health Committee meeting to establish strategies   

   On Thursday morning, the first Ordinary Session of the 2016 Municipal Health Committee was held at the Casa de Cultura, led by municipal Trustee Fidel Villanueva Madrid, on behalf of Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez. He welcomed the committee members and thanked them for the hard work they do every day to maintain the good health of the island residents. The meeting included representatives of private and public agencies and social organizations to address mosquito borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, zika, and malaria.
     This session focused on "Zika", which is transmitted by the same mosquito that spreads Dengue. The Health Director of Isla Mujeres, Tharin Sadat Casique, explained that Zika is now on epidemiological alert status, which was announced on January 15 of this year by the National Center for Programs for Disease Prevention and Control (CENAPRECE). He said complications from this disease include risk of birth defects or neurological problems to the unborn babies of pregnant women.
    A presentation was given about Zika by the epidemiologist of the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital, Rosalia de la Pena. There was a review of the activities in 2015 against mosquito borne diseases on the island, as well as at Rancho Viejo on the Continental Zone.

January 21: Anniversary of the birth of Ignacio Allende  
Hoy 21 de Enero. Aniversario del Natalicio de Ignacio Allende.

On Thursday morning, we conducted a memorial ceremony for the 247th anniversary of the birth of Ignacio Allende; in Isla Mujeres, we honor the memory of the women and men who gave the best of themselves to have a great nation. Link to information about him.
La mañana de este jueves llevamos a cabo una ceremonia conmemorativa por el 247 Aniversario del Natalicio de Ignacio Allende; en Isla Mujeres honramos la memoria de las mujeres y los hombres que aportaron lo mejor de sí para tener una gran nación.

Announcement of the activities to commemorate World Wetlands Day. 
Feb. 2, Tuesday 6pm Casa de Cultura "The Importance of Wetlands" Conference
Feb. 3, Wednesday 9am-11:30am Clean Up 
            Meeting place is the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria
Conoce las actividades que se llevarán a cabo en el marco del Día Mundial de los Humedales.

The City, via the Department of Public Works, takes responsibility for repairing and changing the storm grates to avoid accidents and problems when it rains.
A través de la Dirección de Obras Públicas, el Ayuntamiento se ocupa de la reparación y cambio de rejillas del sistema de drenaje para evitar accidentes y contratiempos mayores con las lluvias.

During the 59th Regular Session of the City Council, they approved the Regulation for Citizen Participation issued by the Social Development Commission.
Durante el desarrollo de la Quincuagésima Novena Sesión Ordinaria de Cabildo se aprobó el Reglamento de Participación Ciudadana emitido por la Comisión de Desarrollo Social.
Con la realización de esta Sesión los integrantes del Ayuntamiento dan cabal cumplimiento a los mandatos que las leyes municipales marcan.

World Day of Environmental Education will be celebrated on Jan. 26 and via the Department of Ecology a photographic exhibition was opened on Thursday, depicting the biological wealth of Isla Mujeres at the primary school Enrique Estrella Oxte at Rancho Viejo in the Continental Zone of the municipality.
El próximo 26 de enero se celebrará el Día Mundial de la Educación Ambiental y el Ayuntamiento a través de la Dirección de Ecología inauguró la mañana de este jueves una exposición fotográfica sobre la Riqueza Biológica de Isla Mujeres.
La muestra fotográfica abre sus puertas en la Escuela Primaria Federal Enrique Estrella Oxté, en Rancho Viejo, Zona Continental del Municipio..


Social Assistance Brigade will be offering free beauty and health services and glasses for 150 pesos, brought to Isla Mujeres by local Congressman Edgar Gasca Arceo, at the Bicentennial Dome in La Gloria, tomorrow, Sat. Jan 23 at 9am.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Port closed for navigation by small boats 
Puerto cerrado a la navegación menorVer mas
     On Thursday at 1:30pm, the port was closed for boats under 40 feet, which is expected to continue thru Saturday, since the forecast predicts the arrival of cold front #33, according to Harbor Master Ismael Gonzalez Gil. Strong winds were blowing with gusts over 35kph at midday, and were expected to increase with the winds of the norte arriving on Thursday. The CONAGUA (National Water Commission) forecast indicates the cold air mass in the region will be of short duration, from Thursday night to Saturday morning, causing cooler temperatures and gusts of up to 60kph in the Yucatan Channel.

  There was activity on the sea before noon, with tourists visiting Isla Contoy, going diving, and taking boat tours around Isla Mujeres. Activity decreased in the afternoon. Fishermen were out at an early hour and reported a normal lobster catch, but they expect good catches when the restriction is lifted, after the lobsters repopulate the fishing areas.

Preventing mosquito borne diseases  
Alerta por el Zika. [+] Ver mas

Anti-alcoholism program  
Programa contra el alcoholismo. [+] Ver mas
   This article is about a SAGARPA meeting in Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

January events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
"Wolf Moon" or "Old Moon"

Jan. 23   6:46
Jan. 24   7:21
Jan. 25   8:13
Jan. 26   9:05
Jan. 27   9:55
Jan. 28  10:44
Jan  29  11:32
  During the month of January, folkloric dance costumes of Quintana Roo are on exhibition at the Casa de Cultura
Jan. 1   Sunrise event Punta Sur  Greeting New Year
 First Ultramar crossing from Gran Puerto is 7a and from Isla Mujeres 7:30a
Car ferry departs Isla Mujeres at 8am and Punta Sam at 9am. The earlier crossing is cancelled

Jan. 6 Dia de los Reyes / King's Day    Commemorating the Magi bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. Gifts are exchanged & this ends the Christmas holidays. DIF usually has a party & toy give-away. 

International Nurse's Day is celebrated on May 12th (birthday of Florence Nightingale) but in Mexico, Jan. 6 is Día de la Enfermera. This special day was established in 1931, when Dr. Jose Villagrana said nurses were like a "regalo de reyes" Gift from the Magi. It's Día de los Reyes..Kings Day, when Mexican kids receive gifts. If you get the baby in your piece of rosca, you're providing tamales for your friends on Candlemass, Feb. 2nd.

Jan. 7 Artist's Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
           Taste of Isla 5-7

Jan. 10 Saturday   8pm Convention Center Basketball game: Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will face off against Los Isleños of Cozumel.

Jan. 11 Sunday    noon   Convention Center Basketball game: Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will face off against Los Isleños of Cozumel.

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)

Artist Fair February 4  

Carnaval is February 5-9  
The traditional Carnaval will include the customary Cuban Night with a live band (Noche Cubana), the beach Carnaval (Carnaval Playero), and Regional Night (Noche Regional), which includes a parade along Rueda Medina, and the unique Negrada.

The parades on Feb 7 & 8 begin at 3p at the Naval base, going to Playa Centra/Posada Beach, and include decorated carts & compact cars in a student competition.

Announcement of the Costume Contest for Isla Mujeres Carnaval 2016
The Children's Contest for those under 13 will be Sunday, Feb. 7 at 9pm on the Town Square.
The Adult's Contest for those 13 and over will be Monday, Feb. 8 at 9:30pm on the Town Square.

Feb 13-21  Isla Mujeres, will host the National Artisanal Fair Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  

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