Sunday, May 22, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, May 22

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Horn sounded for start of Fishing Tournament 

 Del “Cosme Alberto Martín Magaña”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de mayo.-

See translation below in City section....


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

Horn sounded for start of Fishing Tournament "Cosme Alsberto Martinez Magana"

  On Saturday morning, the horn was sounded for the start of the XIII edition of the Fishing Tournament "Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana", in a festive, colorful, friendly atmosphere, with favorable weather conditions. This year there are 114 boats competing in this most traditional and emblematic sports fishing tournament in Isla Mujeres.
     In terms of quality, regulations, number of participants, and history, it is one of the most important fishing tournaments in Quintana Roo, and brings together lovers of sports fishing from throughout the peninsula. There was a dinner for the boat captains the evening before the tournament, which was attended by Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and camaraderie.  Video of start of tournament on FB here.

May 22  Sunday, Pueblo Magico nights present the Isadora Duncan Academy of Jazz at 8p in the Town Square


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

This morning 114 boats went out who are participating in the XIII edition of the "Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana" Fishing Tournament 
Fueron 114 las embarcaciones que esta mañana participaron en el XIII Torneo Internacional de Pesca "Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña"

"Melissa" of Puerto Adventuras takes lead in first day of fishing tournament…/embarcacion-melissa-a-la…/ Photo & full article at this link
  The boat "Melissa" from Puerto Adventuras, whose captain is Julian Chable, is in the lead of the International Fishing Tournament "Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana" for the first day of the competition. The "Melissa" was the only boat to catch a blue marlin, and took the lead with a total of 13, 512 points. In second place, at the end of the first day of the competition, is "La Ilusion" of Isla Mujeres, with 3,971 points.
   The closing time for the weigh in is 4pm and the prize winners will be announced at 6pm on the concrete pier, near the car ferry.  This year there are 114 boats competing, compared to 127 last year.

Work by Aguakan damages streets…/continua-la-destruccion-…/Photo & full article at this link
   A lack of adequate planning by the company Aguakan has caused annoyance and inconvenience for Isla Mujeres residents, when the company breaks into the roads to install their services, rather than doing it before the streets are paved. In the past two weeks there have been two instances of this, with the first at the intersection of Benito Juarez and Nicolas Bravo, and the second is in colonia La Gloria.
    In the first case, the street is still affected because the adocretos (paving material) were not installed correctly, and now there is dust affecting the neighbors. Residents say the company comes and solves one problem, but they leave behind another problem when they damage the roads, and no one wants to take responsibility.
     In colonia La Gloria, there are currently Aguakan workers breaking open the road from one side to the other, to connect sewer pipes to the municipal DIF building, which for the past nine years has not been connected to the sewage system. Residents are concerned that after they finish the work, they may just fill the depression with sand, leaving the pavement damaged, which annoys drivers.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Case of missing fishermen filed with CNDH    
Recurren a CNDH por caso de pescadores desaparecidos [+] Ver mas Photos & full article at link
  Wives and family members of the five fishermen who have been missing for two months attended a meeting in Mexico City at the office of the National Human Rights Commisiion (CNDH) to file a complaint, which they were unable to file at the state level in Quintana Roo. They were assisted by lawyer Natalia Paola de la O, who reported that the agency offered to respond to the case in two days, following a meeting with senior officials of the organization.
         They have not had a positive response from the PGR (Federal Attorney General's Office/Procuraduría General de la República), nor with its counterpart on the state level in Quintana Roo. She said, "There is the possibility that the fishermen were victims of atentado (an assault), a kidnapping, or some other sort of problem, and therefore these possibilities should not be discarded, simply because there has not been a thorough or clear investigation.
   Their complaint number with the CNDH is 46511, and they want to know why agencies of Quintana Roo have not acted, as well as the Ministerio Público de Fuero Común and el Ministerio Público Federal.
    It is recalled that on March 30, the yacht "Anastacia", equipped for fishing, departed to go fishing north of Cozumel with the following men aboard:  Jorge Fernando de la O Avalos “Pipis” (captain), Marco Antonio Bardales Pastrana “Vampiro”, Alfonso Jiménez Torres “Chatilly”, Rusel Pech Cemé “Curro” y Humberto Constantino Ordaz “Beto”. Two days later when there was no signs of their return, a search was initiated by the Mexican Navy, fishermen, and tour service boats, who were joined by assistance from all three levels of government, without success. Flights over the Yucatan Channel, Gulf of Mexico, coast of Quintana Roo, and Central America revealed nothing. The  search efforts continued for a month, and the families have not lost hope that the men may appear, and are asking for governmental assistance and for authorities to do their fair share.

Official offers to impose animal protection laws 
Ofrecen aplicar ley de cuidado de mascotas.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  Well known and respected local veterinarian Delfino Guevara Collazo, who has participated in campaigns for two decades to raise awareness about care and protection of pets, has recently expressed strong opinions regarding numerous cases of mistreatment of animals. Two evenings ago, the Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco, had a meeting with him, and finally offered to impose the laws relating to this problem. The vet met with the official in the company of members of an Animal Association. A verbal agreement was made, regarding recent cases of abuse and neglect, to hold the owners accountable and to apply the regulations. They said, "Anyone who gives up their pets permanently, must sign a document that they will not possess more pets in their lifetime." There are four animals who have recently suffered neglect, of which three have been in the pet hospital of vet Delfino Guevara, and he has promptly shared details with Sr. Barranco, as he has done in previous cases.
    The issue of pet registration was also discussed at the meeting, and while the vet has a vast collection of statistics, it is unfortunate that the Ecology department has "lost" their statistics which were provided by the previous administration, according to a volunteer. The agency alleges that it has not had enough staff for the past three years, but Delfino responded that they should prioritize their responsibilities, manage their time, and not be paralyzed on this issue. He said if they devoted just one day a week to registration and made announcements, then volunteers would come to register the pets, regardless of the other work being done by that agency.
    He said since the start of the campaigns to sterilize dogs and cats sixteen years ago, the growth of animals in the streets has been slowed. But the strategies must be changed, because now there is a law that can be enforced, which holds the owners accountable, if only the authorities will do their part and implement it. It has been shown that people will wait for a free opportunity to bring in their pets to be sterilized, but animals are fertile and become pregnant before that opportunity, and therefore the problem isn't solved. Then people have to pay for services to be responsible, because to have animals is no small thing. But as often happens, irresponsible people bring their animals to the doors of the hospital and abandon them. With registration, there will be a complete record of each animal, their homes, their medical history, and the obvious result should be that no animal should be left in the streets.

Well attended tournament  
Nutrida participación [+] Ver mas
   There are 114 boats participating in the XIII edition of the International Sports Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana". The regulations prohibit the killing of bill fish, which must be released after capture, after the appropriate measures and photographs have been taken to qualify for judging. It is not known how many foreign boats participated, usually from the United States. It is also unknown how many women are competing.
   There are 21 tournaments in Quintana Roo between April 2 (in Holbox) and November 26, when the final tournament in a vertical series takes place in Playa del Carmen.  Playa del Carmen has four tournaments, Majahual has three, Cozumel has two, as do Puerto Morelos, and Punta Allen. Cancun has one. Isla Mujeres has the most important, well developed tournament, with the largest bag of prizes, with a total of 1, 350,000 pesos in prizes.  The second largest prize package is in Cozumel, with a total of 1.3 million pesos. Tthe other tournaments have totals of less than a million pesos in prizes, according to a website which lists these annual events.

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May events

Sunset ~7:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 21   7:20
May 22   8:11
May 23   9:01
May 24   9:52
May 25  10:41
May 26  11:28

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
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

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day
May 1 Pueblo Magico Nights present "Innova Dance" at 8pm on the Town Square.
May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)
May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla

May 7, Saturday   "Ballet Son del Caribe" a troupe of five senior citizen women,  will dance at 7pm  at the outdoor theater of the Blue Dome in colonia La Gloria. This celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the AA group "Una Esperanza en mi Vida", who are presenting an artistic and cultural festival featuring representations from the Mayan culture, regional traditions, and in collaboration with the children's ballet of the Casa de Cultura.

May 8, Sunday, at 6pm, "Pueblo Magico Nights" presents the Spring Festival 2016 in the open air theater of the Bicentenario plaza in colonia La Gloria.

May 10 Mother's Day
May 12-20 Group exhibition at the Casa de Cultura 

May 15 Pueblo Magico Nights  (and Teacher's Day)
May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana

May 22  Sunday, Pueblo Magico nights present the Isadora Duncan Academy of Jazz at 8p in the Town Square
May 29  Pueblo Magico Nights 

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