Monday, February 22, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, February 22

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Merchants who leave trash in the street will be sanctioned 

En los próximos días empezarán a aplicar sanciones a los comercios que dejen basura en la vía pública

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de febrero.-
  Following a meeting between City officials and leaders of the business community, it was determined that the government will begin  applying sanctions in upcoming days for businesses who continue to leave their trash in the street. This measure is being implemented to improve the city's image and to prevent public health problems, and to solve the problem of trash that accumulates on the sidewalks in front of some businesses. There are businesses who take out their trash when the truck has already passed,  causing an accumulation of trash, which is compounded when stray animals scatter it. 
   Businesses who do not comply with requirements may lose their permits, and the trash collection requirements are as follows: 
  •     There must be adequate space and an adequate number of containers for storage of the trash generated by their property, keeping them tidy and in good condition.
  •     The containers, cans, and plastic bags must be properly closed for temporary storage of waste until it is collected by the municipality and protected from being scattered by stray cats and dogs.
  •     Trash must be stored in sealed plastic bags and covered containers.
  •      It is the responsibility of the merchant to keep their trash sheltered from the rain.
  •      Cardboard cartons must be broken down and bundled.
  •      Broken or malformed trash receptacles should be replaced and may not present any risk to the public.
  •      Merchants should not use the Public Trash Receptacles for their commercial trash.
  •      It is prohibited to litter or allow leachate on public roads, government properties, public parks and spaces, lots, sewers, and other open or closed spaces not designated for this purpose.
  •     Restaurants are required to have a grease trap to accommodate their fats and oils.
  •      The street should be cleaned after it is used for unloading construction materials or commercial items.
  •      Tenants in the mercados, street vendors, fixed vendors in booths, and those at flea markets and bazaars must keep the perimeters of their place of sale tidy and leave them absolutely clean. They need to have trash receptacles of washable material.  

Recruiting cadets for municipal Police Department    

Para integrarse a trabajar en SP

Lanrry PARRA

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


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

This is our message of friendship, cooperation and solidarity for all the inhabitants of the city of Helena Montana. City of Helena, Local Government
Este es nuestro mensaje de amistad, de cooperación y de solidaridad para todos los habitantes de la ciudad de Helena Montana. City of Helena, Local Government

Recruiting officers for the Municipal Police Department 
  The municipal Department of Public Safety and Traffic made an announcement seeking citizens interested in joining the police force who meet the qualifications. The police commander Joaquin Acosta Poot said enrollment is available from February to May this year. Requirements include:
  • Being a Mexican citizen who is able to exercise all their civic and political rights.
  •  Never having been convicted a serious crime nor having been the subject of a criminal prosecution.
  •  They must have completed middle school or high school.
  •  Minimum age is 19 and maximum is 35.
  •  They should be trustworthy individuals who do not use drugs, psychotropic substance, or other illicit substances. 
  •   They must not have tattoos or piercings.
  •    They should not have been suspended or disqualified from holding public office.
      The invitation to join the police force is made based on ninth and tenth paragraphs of Article 21 of the Constitution of the United States of Mexico, and is based on the Guidelines of the Otorgamiento del Subsidio a las Entidades Federativas para el Fortalecimiento of the Public Security Institutions for the fiscal year 2016.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Visiting Archbishop conducts Mass
A “echarle ganas”.+] Ver mas
- Monseñor Fabio Martínez Castilla, Archbishop of the Diocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, conducted Mass at the Immaculate Conception church Sunday morning, before hundreds of Catholics. He recalled the recent visit of Pope Francis to Mexico with a message of peace and hope, as well as urging the Mexican people to work together, to 'echarle ganas', to bring order, for the benefit of the basic unit of society; the family.
      During his sermon for this second Sunday of Lent, the Monsignor spoke about an addict going thru three days of withdrawal from heroin, who was thankful to God and thankful for being helped thru the ordeal. He also read  from Genesis about Abraham being told by God that he would have many descendants in exchange for the incredible trials of faith he faced. At the end of Mass, the Monsignor blessed children and adults.

Good day on the island  
Buen día en la isla [+] Ver mas
   A good number of visitors arrived to the island to enjoy the sand, sea, sun, and other tourist attractions and there were no incidents, according to the lifeguards and police officers.
     The small boats were advised to be cautious by CONAGUA (National Water Commission) and the SCT (Ministry of Communications and Transport), especially in the northern part of the Yucatan Channel. In the open water there were waves up to two meters and winds of 30-35 kph with stronger gusts. Therefore the fishermen stayed within two miles to fish in order to avoid accidents, and they will wait for better weather.
     Sales were 'normal' at restaurants and stores, and many small entrepreneurs reported that sales are better in February than they were in January. Visitors enjoyed the National Artisan's Expo that was on the island for over a week.

Recruiting more police officers  
Se necesita duplicar policías en la isla [+] Ver mas

 Reportedly, there are plans to double the number of police officers to 300, with a minimum increase to 200 officers. The current number of 150 is unchanged from previous administration, but the population is growing at a rate of 3-5 percent annually. Business leaders have stressed the need to prevent criminal offenses, such a burglaries, by hiring more police officers.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
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 video of performer  
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 Artisan's Exposition 9a-9p Town Square Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  

Feb. 14  Valentine's Day 

Feb. 15 The dance troupe from Renatta Dance Studio will perform "Carnaval Brasil" at 8pm on the Town Square at the official inauguration of the National Artisan's Exposition which began  Feb. 13 and continues until next Sunday, Feb. 21

Feb. 15-20  Island Time Music & Fishing Fest   LINK     LINK    

Feb 16, 18, & 23 at 10 am
    Feb. 25 at 4pm
  Batik classes by Sergio at Casa de Cultura 350 pesos +50p for materials (Islanders 100p,includes materials)

Feb. 17  Wednesday   Cultural Center  Artist Fair 4-9

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages, which probably means Isla Cerveza are expected.

Feb. 19 Friday  8pm Town Square  a performance by the Children's Folklorico troupe of the Cultural Institute and by the troupe "Carnavalissismo" and the Artisan's expo continues daily 9a-9p thru Sunday.

Feb. 23 Magic show demonstration (free) Casa de Cultura 5pm;
Magic Classes on Tues & Thurs starting March 1st for two months 5p-6:40  (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

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)

Thursday, March 3  Artist's Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9p

  Saturday, March 5:

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages, which probably means Isla Cerveza are expected.

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