Friday, February 5, 2016

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, February 5

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Manuel Aldahir aspires to be on television program "The Voice of Mexico" 

Manuel Aldahir va por última audición

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de febrero.-
   Sixteen year old  Manuel Aldahír Dávila Baeza, is participating in a final audition this weekend in Mexico City, in hopes of singing on the TV program  “La Voz México”, having successfully passed the first two auditions. Aldahír Dávila began his singing career at age 5, and has participated in several events of this type. Two years ago he represented the southeastern part of Mexico on a children's program for TV Azteca.
      He was born in Tizimin, but has lived in Isla Mujeres for many years. He is in his second year of middle school, and is the son of Laura Baeza Marfil and Reyes Dávila. The interview was conducted with his grandfather, Jose Baeza, who explained his grandson is hoping to realize one of his dreams, which is to become a great performer and sing on a national level.  

Excellent results from federal program    

Rinden los programa federales: Agapito atestigua correcta operación

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de febrero.-
  See translation below.....     


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

No school on February 8 and 9 (for Carnaval). 
El 8 y 9 de febrero habrá suspensión de labores en las escuelas.

Deadline for school registration extended to February 29   
   The Ministry of Education and Culture announced the extension of the online enrollment period for 2016-2017 to February 29th. During this time new incoming students from other states and from private schools can be registered into public school at the basic education levels. Students who will be promoted to the next grade within the same school do not need to be registered or confirmed, which includes the  1º and 2º of Preschool, those between 1º and 5º of Primary school, and  1º and 2º of Middle School.
      Parents have the right to make one change of school or class for the school year 2016-2017 and must enter the site after March 1st to do this, which will be subject to availability. There are liaison offices in each municipality to attend to families who need assistance. All the children of Quintana Roo will have space in a school for the upcoming school year  2016-2017.

Excellent results from Federal programs   

This article is about the mainland part of the municipality.   
  Resources from a federal program were presented for three business projects by women from Rancho Viejo, who each received 100,000 pesos to start their own businesses. The projects include a butcher shop, "La Vaca Linda"; a water purification plant, "Purificadora Tania"; and a loncheria diner, "Doña Lucha". The program which supplied the funds is the  National Institute for Social Economy (INAES) under the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) and were presented by the representative from Quintana Roo, Eduardo Marzuca, who was accompanied by the representative of PROSPERA, Mariano Angulo Alamilla.
     The Director of the municipal Department for Social Development, Cesar Poot Perez, conducted a tour of the Community Breakfast facilities where nutritional, high quality breakfasts and lunches are provided for students. 

In colonia La Gloria, we took care of cleaning the storm drains, with the intention of avoiding problems in the areas of public health and public services
En la colonia La Gloria nos encargamos de la limpieza de alcantarillas, esto con la finalidad de evitar contratiempos en materia de servicios públicos y de salud.

Feb. 4  World Day against cancer.  
4 de Febrero. Día mundial contra el cáncer.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Taxi hits scooter   
Taxista arrolla a motociclista[+] Ver mas
  A young women was going to a pharmacy in colonia La Gloria when her scooter was hit by a taxi, which witnesses claimed was speeding. The taxi driver, Faustino Díaz Ovando, was traveling on  Jesús Martínez Ross Avenue from south to north, when he hit Mari Cruz Villaseñor, 25, whose black Italika scooter skidded about 15 meters on the pavement, according to witnesses.
     The accident occurred outside the office of the Hacienda around noon, when the primary school students were getting out of school, and many parents were going to collect them. Ms Cruz had small scrapes on her hands and denied having pain elsewhere. Traffic police were nearby and took take care of things. The passengers in the taxi said they had been frightened by the shock, and that the taxi was speeding. They got out to find another cab and continue on their way.
      Preliminary information indicates these types of traffic accidents occur when someone exceeds the speed limit of 40 kph in the urban part of the island. It is noted when these types of accidents occur in the wee hours of the morning, there aren't specialists on duty, and the maritime ambulance donated by the state of Quintana Roo two years ago has never been put into operation.

Program for the prevention of illnesses  
Programa de prevención de enfermedades.. [+] Ver mas
    The disease prevention program, PREVEIMSS, developed by the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), has resumed in Isla Mujeres. This time it took place at the El Pescador Beach Club in Sac Bajo, where workers received medical check ups, vaccine updates, and medications which they need to do their jobs. The leader of the CROC labor union, Carlos Maldonado Euan, explained that this helps ensure quality services to hundreds of visitors who are served daily by these workers. There are about 20 companies on the island who are expected to be served by the IMSS staff.

New cold front expected this afternoon  
Nuevo frente frío afectará esta tarde. [+] Ver mas

Feb. 4.
   Cold front  #35 was forecast to arrive on Thursday afternoon, bringing strong winds from the north, which will close the port again. The winds remained calm at 5pm, and the weather was good with warm temperatures. The port was open for small boats, and they took advantage of this, including fishermen, tour boats, and dive shop boats.
     According to the CONAGUA (National Weather Commission) forecast, the weather is expected to improve on Saturday, and then on Tuesday, cold front #36 could arrive to the coasts of Quintana Roo. It is noted that there are only three weeks left before the ban on lobster fishing begins on March 1st, and the poor weather has affected the catches negatively.

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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. A queen & single bed.

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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.

February events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
Feb. 22, Monday:       6:57  (Full Moon, sunset 6:50)
Feb. 23, Tuesday:       7:47
Feb. 24, Wednesday:  8:37
Feb. 25, Thursday:     9:25
Feb. 26, Friday:        10:14
Feb. 27, Saturday:     11:03
Feb. 28, Sunday:       11:52

Sunday, Jan. 31 
Pescadores vs Cockteleros  at 1pm at the El Pescador baseball field for the Winter Technical League

Feb. 1, Monday  Day off for Constitution Day

Feb. 2 Candlemas  If there was a plastic baby in your piece of Rosca (King's cake) on Dia de los Reyes (Kings Day Jan. 6), you're expected to provide tamales today for the friends who shared the cake with you. Link to info about Candlemas.  

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-11:30 am Clean Up  Adult volunteers needed to assist & supervise the students. Wear closed shoes, hats, comfy clothing
            Meeting place is the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria

February 4, Thursday   Artist Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
Feb. 5 Friday  Constitution Day

Carnaval is February 5-9  

Feb. 5, FRIDAY: GALA NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Coronations of the Carnaval King & Queen, the Senior Citizen King & Queen, and the King & Queen with Disabilities. Dance Troupe Performances. Special performance by the young singer Jomal.

Feb. 6, SATURDAY: CUBAN NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Dance Troupe Performances (Including RDS)
Dancing by Residents & Tourists to Music of the Band "Rebelde"

Rueda Medina & Posada Beach aka Playa Centro Live Music
      FANTASY NIGHT Town Square  8pm  
Costume Contests for Children & for Pets
Performance by Eduardo Togi

Link to this video  
MONDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square  8pm 
Dance Troupe (Regional Night) Performances, Adult Costume Contest
Comedy with Nani Namu & Stars

TUESDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square   8pm  
Dance Troupe Performances (including RDS), Burning of Juan Carnaval & Reading of His Will

 The theme for Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 isEl Escenario del Mundo(The World Stage or Scenes of the World). Ten dance troupes are registered. The theme song is “Calor, Pasión, Mucha Diversión.This article says Monday is Regional Night/Noche Regional LINK.   
    For more information, visit the social network sites of the Ayuntamiento (City government) LINK  or go to the Casa  de la Cultura, Av. Guerrero at the intersection with Abasolo, tel.: 8 770767   

Feb. 8 & 9  No School  (for Carnaval)   

Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday

Feb. 11 Thursday, Naval Wives Monthly Breakfast Benefit (For Naval Hospital) 9am Naval Club 

Feb. 13 & 14, Sat & Sun, Salina Chica Futbol Rapido Lightning Tournament  

Feb 13-21  National Artisanal Fair Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  

Feb. 14  Valentine's Day

Feb. 24 Flag Day
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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