Sunday, May 29, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, May 29

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Upcoming certification review at Community Hospital 

Del Hospital Comunitario

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de mayo.-

  The Director of the Community Hospital,  Pedro Zapata Loya, explained that the certification process for the hospital is scheduled to take place June 20-24, reviewing quality of care for patients and correct use of equipment. This is an accreditation by the National Department of Health, conducted by federal personnel. The Director said they are committed to meet expectations.
    According to the quality of services, infrastructure, and equipment this review could lead to access to federal resources, to allow the hospital to function better. These certifications are carried out on all hospitals nationwide, and review details such as quality of care, that the gurneys have rails, and other items.
      He said prior to the certification process they will seek to attend to various details around the hospital, including the implementation of all services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (Se buscará habilitar varios detalles en el Hospital Comunitario, entre ellas, la habilitación de pantallas que cuenten con el directorio médico de todos los servicios las 24 horas del día los 365 días del año.)


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

June 2 Thursday 4-9  Casa de Cultura  Taste of Isla & Artist Fair 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Isla Mujeres female baskeball players will compete on national level after defeating Playa del Carmen and Chetumal in the category 2004-2005. They will play in Mazatlan, Sinola on June 12-18 in the national competition.
        The game against Playa del Carmen was tense, with Isla Mujeres scoring the winning point in overtime, with a final score of 21 to 20. The second game, against the municipality of Filipe Carrillo Puerto, was more relaxed, and Isla Mujeres won with a final score of 21 to 9. Isla Mujeres won the third game against Chetumal with a score of 30 to 6. They received their trophy on Thursday morning at the state capital of Chetumal, and returned home with it on Friday night, when they took a photograph to commemorate the occasion.…/deportistas-de-isla-muje…/Photo & full article at this link


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Nearly 1000 turtle eggs rescued 
Rescatados casi mil huevos de tortugas.. [+] Ver masPhoto&full article at this link
  May 28 by Ovidio Lopez
   So far, this is a good start to the turtle nesting season, with 710 eggs already rescued and moved to the Tortugranja, as of Friday. Two weeks after the season officially began, they have rescued more than half a dozen nests, indicating they may collect tens of thousands of eggs by October 15, when the season ends, according to preliminary estimates.
    Raciel Rivero Cobá, director of the Tortugranja, said the first loggerheads have begun nesting and the greens will arrive in the upcoming weeks. She said the eggs from the seven nests will hatch in 45-60 days, and then the hatchlings will be on display for a few days in the holding tanks, where tourists can enjoy seeing them before they are released in the sea in the evenings.
         She said, "Although we take all measures to protect them, despite these efforts, of every 100 hatchlings that are released, only one of them will survive." The traditional large releases, with children participating, were part of a plan to raise awareness, but that has been restricted by regulations.
    Last year, about 1630 nests were protected, containing about 160,000 eggs, and about 135,000 baby turtles were released. 

Fumigating around the island 
Refuerzan fumigación en la isla [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  In recent days the Department of Vectors have been fogging around the homes, streets, and neighborhoods to prevent mosquito borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and zika. A week ago, Jorge de la Cruz Velazquez, who works for this department, confirmed that this is part of an ongoing, continual effort to combat mosquito larvae and adult mosquitoes.
    They have been spraying at the southern part of the island, near Playa Lancheros and colonia La Gloria. On Thursday, a vehicle was observed spraying along prolongation Martinez Ross Avenue, heading toward the colonias of Meteorologica and Salina Chica. They do this work to stop the reproduction cycle of mosquitoes, and they give priority to the wetlands and green areas, such as Sac Bajo.
    The fog causes concerns among some families and tourists, who suggest another method of disease prevention should be used, because they are worried about the effects of inhalation of chemicals and damage by overexposure.
     The staff of the Vectors department recommend keeping your property clean and avoiding having any containers that collect water outdoors. They advise having screens on your doors and windows, and to go to the hospital for confirmation if you have any disease symptoms.

Increasing numbers of visitors to the island 
Incremento constante de visitantes a la isla.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link  May 28
    From January thru April in 2016, 822,648 passengers arrived at the Maritime Terminal and Car Ferry dock, while during that time last year there were 726,523, which represents an increase of more than 10 percent. Last summer was a good season, which surpassed expectations, and some hoteliers and boat tour operators think this summer will equal or exceed last year.
   As the days pass, the Magana ferry has not resumed service to Puerto Juarez, after half a century of uninterrupted service. The operation was suspended shortly after Easter due to financial problems and the staff was liquidated. The Port Authority reported that they have six months from that time to resume operations, according to the law.
   Currently, Ultramar transports more than 90 percent of the passengers, with the rest going on Maritime Isla Mujeres to Punta Sam (the car ferry).

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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.

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, Sunday 9am Posada Beach  Children's Kite Contest at part of Dia de la Armada (Navy Day) celebrations  
May 29 Sunday  8pm, Town Square. Pueblo Magico Nights  The coronation of the Queen of Naval Day (Dia de la Marina) and performances by the Academy of Jazz Dance Studio Isabela Alarcon

June 2 Thursday 4-9  Casa de Cultura  Taste of Isla & Artist Fair 

June 5 Sunday Election Day  (Alcohol sales are usually limited to selling to tourists with food, in tourist oriented businesses)

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