Friday, March 4, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, March 4

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Preparing for Reenactment of the Passion of Christ  

 Prevén dos representaciones

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de marzo.-
   About six years ago, the Catholics began conducting two performances of the Passion of Christ and his Death on the Cross, with one group associated with the downtown church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, and the other with the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in colonia La Gloria. These two activities were carried out separately, with the La Gloria reenactment in the morning and the downtown reenactment at noon. This year there are plans for just one reenactment of the Via Crucis, with participation by actors from both churches. There will be a press conference on Friday to explain the details.
       This year, unofficially, there are plans to stage a longer performance, starting at the Sacred Heart church in colonia La Gloria, and proceeding to the downtown church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Since the route is nearly double the distance, it is anticipated that the actor representing Jesus will need to be better prepared physically than in previous years. 

Concern among fishermen over pending deadline for obtaining boat motors  

Corren riesgo de perder o pagar de más por motores fuera de borda contemplados en programa de apoyo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de marzo.-
    The president of the Quintana Roo Federation of Fishing Cooperatives, Baltazar Gomez Catzin, explained that there is a deadline of Wednesday, March 9 to finalize the transactions to purchase outboard motors under the Federal assistance program. The government has not released the funds yet, and fishermen are concerned that if the deadline is not met, the price that was previously agreed upon with the Yamaha dealer will be increased, due to changes in the exchange rate for dollars. He said there is about eight million pesos that must be paid, of which about two million comes from the fishermen themselves, which they have been paying in recent weeks.


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

During the 64th Regular Session of the City Council, a proposal was approved to allocate space for the municipal DIF agency (Family social services) to construct a Rehabilitation Center of Isla Mujeres. The council members also approved the application requested by Alderman Victor Osorio Magana (regarding his intent to run for political office in the upcoming election).
Durante la Sexagésima Cuarta Sesión Ordinaria de Cabildo, se aprobó asignar un espacio en favor del Sistema DIF Municipal en el que se construye el Centro de Rehabilitación Integral de Isla Mujeres.
En la misma sesión, los regidores en pleno aprobaron la licenciada solicitada en días anteriores por el regidor Víctor Osorio Magaña.
 During the 63rd Regular Session of the City Council, the following proposals were discussed and approved:
1. Establishment of the process for electing the girls or boys who will participate in the Children's Congress 2016 as child legislative representatives.
2. An agreement authorizing the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, to oversee the evaluation and certification of police officers.
Durante la Sexagésima Tercera Sesión Ordinaria de Cabildo se analizaron y aprobaron dos importantes acuerdos:
1.- Las bases del proceso de selección para elegir a las niñas o niños que representaran, en su calidad de diputados infantiles, al municipio dentro del Parlamento Infantil 2016.
2.- El acuerdo mediante el cual se autoriza al presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez, a suscribir con el Gobierno del Estado, el acuerdo de coordinación para la evaluación y certificación de confianza de elementos policíacos.

At the official start of the 2016 Fishing Tournaments,  Isla Mujeres was given a first place award for most releases during last year's tournament season.
En el arranque oficial de los Torneos de Pesca 2016 se premió a lo mejor del año pasado; Isla Mujeres recibió el galardón por el primer lugar en liberaciones.

We are continually improving our island. The safety of pedestrians and motorists is a priority which we take seriously; personnel with the Department of General Services painted the crosswalks of the island.
Continuamos dignificando nuestra isla.
La seguridad de los peatones y automovilistas es prioridad de la cual nos encargamos; personal de la Dirección de Servicios Generales se encargan de la señalización de pasos peatonales en la ciudad.

We continue to improve our island. For the safety of the community, the personnel of the Public Services Department painted all the pedestrian crosswalks.
Continuamos dignificando nuestra isla.
Para brindar más y mejor seguridad a la población, personal de las Direcciones de Servicios Públicos y de Tránsito, iniciaron la señalización de todos los pasos peatonales de la ciudad.

March 3rd: World Wildlife Day   
3 de marzo. Día mundial de la naturaleza.

We continue to improve our island. With the invaluable help of personnel of the Tortugranja facility, the main gate of the Park of the Iguanas was painted.
Continuamos dignificando a nuestra isla.
Con el invaluable apoyo de personal de la Dirección de Tortugranja, remozamos y pintamos la reja principal del Parque de Las Iguanas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

More than 30 applicants for police force…/han-recibido-mas-de-30-s…/
  The Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta, said more than 30 applications have been received during February, following an announcement that the City was seeking more officers. Next the applicants must pass the examinations and background checks at the Centro de Control y Confianza in Chetumal. If there are no irregularities, they will be called to undergo examinations in Chetumal: psychiatric, medical, background (de confianza), and a polygraph.
       Those who pass these exams will spend six months at the police academy in Chetumal, receiving training and education, and will receive assistance for their expenses. After they complete the six months, they may join the ranks of the Isla Mujeres municipal police force. Applicants must be between 19 and 35 years of age, having completed high school or middle school (Bachillerato or secondaria), and have their military document.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Spraying palm trees to fight red mites 
Reapareció el ácaro rojo en las palmas cocoteras.. [+] Ver mas
  This information was translated yesterday.

Students given recognition as "Honor Guard"
La reconocen como "Escolta Honoraria".. [+] Ver mas
  This is about students in the mainland part of the municipality.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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.

March events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean

March 22     6:57
March 23     7:47
March 24     8:37
March 25     9:25
March 26    10:14
March 27    11:03
March 28    11:52

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:40 beginning March 1st: Magic Classes
 (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

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:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Giving away glucometers and supplies for blood glucose testing to diabetics.

Beginning March 13, Sunday at 8pm: Pueblo Magico Nights on Sunday evenings on the Town Square featuring entertainment including dancers, musicians, and more.  

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners

March 18, Friday  Day of the Petroleum Expropriation  
Saturday, March 19-Monday, April 4: Easter Vacation (Semana Santa)
Many domestic tourists visit during this time & the island (and ferries) are busy during the daytripper hours (~10a-5p)  

March 20- Palm Sunday
March 20-27  Holy Week
March 25  Good Friday   Noon: Viacrusis procession of the Stations of the Cross (Passion of Christ)
March 27  Easter (Domingo de Pascua)
April 5, Tuesday  Students return to school  


March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez

April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

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