Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, January 5

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Young dog died from firecracker  

Le colocan petardos en hocico para matarlo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de enero.-
     A case is being reported on Facebook, with a graphic photo, of animal abuse in which a firework was placed in the mouth or nose of a stray dog, causing injuries that resulted in death. The incident occurred at 8:30 pm on Sunday near the El Pescador baseball field, where the injured animal was found, and taken to the veterinary clinic at Mundaca Hacienda. The identity of the person who committed this savage act is unknown, and there is an animal welfare organization offering a 10,000 peso reward, while indignation continues among the residents of Isla Mujeres and on the social networks. There are differing versions of what happened, including accusations against children and against taxi drivers who were at the colonia Salina Chica sports dome on Sunday afternoon, under the influence of alcohol. 

First port closure of 2016 for small boats

Restringen puerto a navegación menor por efectos de Norte

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de enero.-

     Due to Cold Front #24, the Isla Mujeres port was closed Monday morning for boats under 40 feet in length, although small boats engaged in tourism are allowed to navigate near the coastal area within the bay and by el Farito. This closure affects the fishermen and marine service providers in Puerto Juarez and Isla Mujeres, except for those giving tours in the lagoon and nearby Bay areas.  This affects more than 300 fishing vessels, but the weather is expected to improve by Wednesday, January 6th. 

Invitation to update voter registration documents   

Invitan a realizar trámites

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de enero.-.- .
See translation in City section below   

 Questions about hotel occupancy statistics    

 Hoteleros no brindan cifras exactas de ocupación

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de enero.-
     Hotel occupancy was at 100 percent during the fiestas of Christmas and New Years, and it is estimated that now it remains above 90 percent, according to the staff of the municipal Department of Tourism, although hoteliers report occupancy between 70 and 80 percent, while, in fact, demand is found to be above 90 percent.
     The staff of the Tourism Department say that hoteliers are reporting a demand below what they are actually experiencing, and when the municipal personnel call from a different phone, they are told no rooms have been available since before Christmas. One of the workers said, "The truth is that now, hotel occupancy is over 90 percent and during the Christmas and New Year's celebrations, it was at 100 percent."
    The Director of the municipal Tourism Department, Gustavo Orozco Rodriguez, said that after Wednesday, when the holiday period ends, the demand for hotel rooms normalizes, but the large hotels remain at 100 percent occupancy during the months of January and February. He said that overall, during this month and next month, occupancy is at 80 to 90 percent because of tourists visiting Isla Mujeres from the US and Canada, during their colder weather, and this trend continues into March and April.

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

This was posted in Spanish & English.... 
(edits are mine)

Isla Mujeres protects animals
Given the painful and cruel death of a dog that occurred in recent days on the island, the City of Isla Mujeres wants to make clear that it condemns this savage and inhuman act and calls for consciousness and respect for the life of beings with whom we share this planet.
Social media unveiled, the case of a dog which died due to a firecracker exploding in its mouth, a situation that challenges and greatly shames the sense of humanity of the island community.
The City Council, through the Municipal Department of Ecology, categorically condemns this unhappy case and categorizes it as an atrocious and terrible event.
In this regard, it calls on citizens to exercise and practice respect for the life of any living being and also calls to join in a great campaign of information on the laws aimed at ensuring the welfare of pets.
Additionally, the council reiterates that all of its members are committed to the welfare and respect for animal life and recalls that during the Fortieth Regular Session of Cabildo (City Council Meeting), it was approved, on loan, a property of the City to install a center for animal welfare.
It is located in the municipal building well marked with the batch 002-01, 197 manzana, supermanzana 008 Barba Negra Street no. 036-A of the subdivision Mundaca, in the insular zone of the municipality.
This project is intended to house abandoned and/or abused animals, or animals in any state of vulnerability.
It is important to know that there is a law, which was established by the state government , the Animal Protection and Welfare Act  State, to protect the public interest and ensure animals’ well-being.
This is done by providing requires that care, good treatment, food, accommodation, health care be provided, as well as  protection from abuse, cruelty, suffering, bestiality and deformation of their physical characteristics.
The same Act empowers the municipality to disseminate and promote, by any means, the provisions aimed at the protection and dignified and respectful treatment of animals .
Let us join together now in a great campaign through your social networks and your friends, we invite you to share images that match the laws that protect pets and, which are established to protect animals and prevent horrendous occurrences, such as this.

Important Notice  /  Aviso importante.

Monday, January 4 to Sunday, January 10, staff of the National Electoral Institute will be available at the Municipal Women's Institute for any citizens who need to process a document from 9am to 3pm. They will return Jan 25-27. In February they will vist 9-12 abd 23-25 and in March 16-24 and in April 11-19.  For those under 18, the deadline to apply is June 5. Required documents are listed. 

On February 5-9, enjoy Carnaval in Isla Mujeres.
 Coming soon!
Del 5 al 9 de Febrero disfruta del Carnaval Isla Mujeres.
¡Muy pronto!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

More than 20,000 passengers daily
Más de 20 mil pasajeros al día [+] Ver mas
  The Port Authority of Quintana Roo, (APIQRoo) reported that more there were more than 20,000 passengers daily during the holiday season, with the busiest day being December 26 with 23,873 passengers embarking and disembarking from the maritime boat terminals connecting the island with Puerto Juarez, the Hotel Zone of Cancun, and Punta Sam. Ferries have been operating at full capacity between 8am and dusk, according to other information. A 'saldo blanco' (lack of incidents) is reported during the holiday period, and security continues thru Wednesday, January 6th. 

Store closes its doors
Bajaron cortinas definitivamente. [+] Ver mas
 A branch store of the Super Willy's chain, a Yucatec company, located near the Naval Hospital, closed on January 1st. The other branch which is located downtown on Juarez Avenue remains open and the merchandise is being moved there. The store which has closed is located 50 meters from another, larger franchise grocery (Chedraui)

INE visiting the island  
INE visita la isla[+] Ver mas

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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. 

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

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)

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