Friday, April 22, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, April 22

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 to benefit Isla charities 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Navy says crew of Anastacia are not in Mexican territory or seas  

Los tripulantes de la “Anastacia”: Armada

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de abril.-
  The Commander of the Fifth Naval Region, Vice Admiral Tomas Lopez Hernandez said that the five fishermen aboard the Anastacia are not in national territory or national seas, because the Navy has gone over the coast and Mexican sea many more times than is usually done. He said normally, official searches take place during the first 96 hours, or the first four days after notice is given of a disappearance, but this was an exception, by authorization of the Secretary of the Navy, Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz, to continue the search as long as the Vice Admiral Tomas Lopez Hernandez deemed necessary. To date it has exceeded the legally established period by six times, and continues without positive results. 
    He said that in addition to searching for the missing fishermen by sea, the Secretary of the Navy provided an airplane of the type "Persuader", which has the latest technology for search and rescue. On the sea, there were two oceanic patrols, Uxmal and Morelos, as well as the Democrata, Oaxaca, and other patrols. 
    On Wednesday, April 20, by special request from the families, a patrol was sent to the coast of the back side of Isla Blanca, where there is a great deal of mangrove swamp, looking for remnants of the boat, Anastacia, with negative results. 
      He said they have searched the coasts and Mexican seas many more times than is usually done, using a great deal of resources, but they will not stop. The ships and planes will return to their regular tasks, but will continue to search for the lost five fishermen as an auxiliary, complimentary task. He emphasized that the boat "Anastacia" will not be forgotten in a file, but rather, the planes and ships will continue looking for signs of the lost boat or its crew, while doing their routine work. 
      The commander said they are no longer at sea because the currents and tides would have brought the boat to some point. He said they consulted the builders of the Anastacia who said the boat has five unsinkable areas, therefore, if the boat had been shattered, these five unsinkable pieces would not go to the bottom. He explained that these unsinkable pieces are large, and would take 200-300 years to deteriorate.  He said this makes it clear that the Anastacia did not sink, because by now they would have found these parts that float. 
      He said what remains to be done is to keep looking at coasts, but not in Quintana Roo, because they are not here, because the Navy has searched from the channel of Zargoza to Puerto Progreso by land, air, and sea, with help from the Infantry.  

  Commemoration of Earth Day at Playa Centro / Posada Beach  

En la emblemática playa Centro

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de abril.-.

See City section below...


Rubble left on sidewalk

Dejan  escombro en la vía pública

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ISLA MUJERES, 20 de abril.-
   There is a pile of rubble along a 30 meter stretch of sidewalk along Juarez Avenue, near the downtown elementary school, "Andres Quintana Roo", presumably from a nearby hotel that has had maintenance work done. Residents and business owners in the area want it removed, and note that neighbors across the street keep their area clean and take care of the vegetation which provides shade, so that family members have a spot to rest, which they use frequently.
    In colonia La Gloria, there are complaints from residents concerning a person who is having work done on their building to add an extension or rearrange the rental rooms, who has left dozens of cubic meters of rubble in the public area by the street.


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

Este 22 de abril celebremos juntos el ‪#‎DíaMundialDeLaTierra‬
Juntos vamos a reducir el uso del automóvil.

On April 22 let's celebrate Earth Day together. ‪#‎díamundialdelatierra‬
Together we can reduce car usage

Isla Mujeres municipality was represented at the meeting of the Consejo de Cuenca de la Península de Yucatan for the election of the Council's new president
En la reunión del Consejo de Cuenca de la Península de Yucatan en la que se eligió al nuevo presidente, Isla Mujeres acudió como vocal representante de los municipios de Q. Roo.

Tal como lo establecen los reglamentos, la mañana de este miércoles sesionó el Comité Técnico de ZOFEMAT para revisar los avances físico y financiero correspondientes al primer trimestre 2016 del Programa Integral de Administración y Censo así como del Programa de Certificación y Mejora de Playas.
As stipulated in the regulations, on Wednesday morning there was a meeting of the ZOFEMAT  Technical Committee to review the financial and physical progress for the first quarter 2016 of Comprehensive Program of Administration and Census and as well as of the Program for Certification  and Improvement of Beaches. (ZOFEMAT is responsible for the Federal Zone).

The City congratulates TVIM on their 7th anniversary & says:
"Reporting information in a responsible manner is work that we as a society acknowledge because it contributes toward the goal of becoming a more united and committed community."

Cumpliendo las responsabilidades y compromisos que como Ayuntamiento tenemos con la comunidad, damos mantenimiento permanente a las instalaciones de alumbrado público del Municipio.
Fulfilling the responsibilities and commitments that we, the City have for the community, we are conducting ongoing maintenance to the public lighting of the municipality.

Reconocemos y valoramos la gran labor que realizan a diario las educadoras, ellas con su aportación en las aulas colaboran para que México siga siendo una gran nación. FELIZ DÍA DE LA EDUCADORA.
We recognize and value the great work that teachers do on a daily basis the educators, them with their contribution in the classrooms are working together to that Mexico will continue to be a great nation. HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY

 The Commander of the Fifth Naval Region, Vicealmirante CG DEM Tomás López Hernándezinvited the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, and the Secretary of the Government, Roman Quiam, to the commemoration of the Heroic Defense of the Port of Veracruz on April 21, 1914.
Atendiendo la invitación del vicealmirante CG DEM Tomás López Hernández comandante de la Quinta Región Naval con sede en Isla Mujeres, el presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez y el secretario de gobierno Roman Quiam, acudieron al acto conmemorativo de la Gesta Heroica del Puerto de Veracruz del 21 de abril de 1914.

Isla Mujeres unites to celebrate Earth Day

 LINK to article    

For the benefit and safety of the participants, at noon on Thursday, the Municipal Committee for the 13th International Fishing Tournament "Cosme A Martinez Magana was installed. 
 Con el objetivo de garantizar la seguridad y atención óptima a los participantes, el mediodía de este jueves se instaló el Comité Municipal del XIII Torneo Internacional de Pesca "Cosme A. Martínez Magaña".

From the City's Cultura Isla Mujeres FB page...
April 21  Teacher's Day...Congratulations!!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Delay in medical attention for middle school student…/tardia-atencion-medica-a…/

Congratulations TVIM!! Thank you providing accurate & timely information for the island community, as well as for many people elsewhere who care about the island & what happens here.
You can find TVIM on FB


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

The "Anastacia" is outside Mexican territory  
La “Anastacia”, fuera del territorio nacional. [+] Ver mas

Commemoration of the "Defense of Veracruz"  
Conmemoración por la “Defensa de Veracruz”e.. [+] Ver mas

Red Cross denies the ambulance is in poor shape  
Desmiente Cruz Roja mal estado de su ambulancia. [+] Ver mas

  Ambulance operator Daniel Avila said they are receiving a donation of four tires, and he showed the vehicle to the reporters indicating the the tires are still serviceable. He said there are no problems yet, and the donated tires should arrive at any time. An assistant operator said the other vehicle is in a garage in Cancun, where it is receiving maintenance to keep it in condition for upcoming days. Sr. Avila showed the vehicle and its tires to the media, who were allowed to take pictures of each tire, which show evidence of the deterioration.


Security at night around the island   
Vigilancia nocturna alrededor de la isla.. [+] Ver mas Photo & article at link
    The Chief of Police, Joaquin Acosta Poot said the regular night patrols will continue, which include the beaches and tourist areas, but no special measures have been implemented following the arrival of many Cubans recently. He said regarding the group of twelve who swam ashore at a beach on Monday at dawn, a search was made downtown, amid speculation that there were more of them.
  The Chief of Police said they coordinate fully with the Navy when events occur near the water, and there have been countless cases of this type of Cuban migration over the past 15 years. The Navy had no comment, and issue statements when there are arrests and rescues. Other information in this article has already been translated.

Resuming the search in nearby areas  
Reanudan búsqueda en área cercana. [+] Ver masPhoto & article at this link
  The search for the five fishermen of the Anastacia has resumed in the area where it started on April 1, from Punta Molas, Cozumel to Isla Contoy, including the areas near Holbox and the Yucatan Channel. Among those conducting this search is Jorge de la O Pino, father of the captain of the missing boat, which sailed on March 30th, intending to fish in an area near Cozumel.
    On Tuesday, the media was advised that a rented plane searched for a second time over the southern part of the state, to the border of Belize. A group went to the Naval headquarters to encourage the military commanders to continue the search. Patria & Progresso cooperative remains the headquarters and meeting place for the friends and families of the missing men.

Ambulance needs new tires  
Urgen llantas nuevas a ambulancia.. [+] Ver mas Photo & article at this link

   The Red Cross ambulance is able to continue serving the community, but it needs four new tires, and there are concerns that failure to replace them could result in an accident. A witness said a few days ago a front tire blew out and this nearly caused a collision, but thankfully the operator was able to control the vehicle in time. Of the two ambulances owned by the institution, one is in a garage in Cancun, and it is not longer of use because of transmission problems. The units should be in service for five years, according to Red Cross protocols. Both are 2001 models

There are a couple articles that will have to wait for translation...It's my birthday & I'm going to celebrate it this afternoon!

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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.

April events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
April 21   6:54pm
April 22   7:44pm  Full Moon
April 23    8:33pm
April 24    9:24pm
April 25   10:14pm
April 26   11:04pm
April 27    11:54pm

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30: March 26, April 9 and April 23.
To reach the classroom enter the doors shown in the photo & go through the building, into the courtyard. His classroom is on the right. If this front door is locked, go left around the side of the building to the back/seaside and enter the courtyard from there. LINK to FB page w  photos & more info

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)

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

April 7, Thursday at 6:30pm on the Town Square, in a "Sesion Ordinaria" (That usually means a regular session of the City Council) the Music Trova (repertoire) of Isla Mujeres will officially be declared a part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the state of Quintana Roo.
It doesn't mention if there will be a performance, but since it is happening on the Town Square rather than inside the Town Hall, that seems like a possibility.

April 10, Sunday night at 8pm on the Town Square

April 15 7pm Benefit at El Patio for the families of the Anastacia

April 17 Dance performance Sunday evening 8pm on the Town Square as part of the "Noches de Pueblo Magico"

Friday, April 22 Earth Day Clean Up

Sunday, April 24
Dance performance Sunday evening 8pm on the Town Square as part of the "Noches de Pueblo Magico"

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day

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