Thursday, May 19, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, May 19

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Strengthening ties with China 

 Fructífera visita de funcionarios y empresarios 

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de mayo.-
  See translation in the City section....


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

City Hall holds fruitful meeting with Chinese delegation.

      A productive and interesting meeting took place on Wednesday morning with a delegation of officials and businessmen from the city of Zhuhai, China, with an exchange of experiences on the subject of Tourism. The vice president of that city, Xiu Xiao Long, wanted the meeting because there are similarities between their city and Isla Mujeres, and the communities have tourism in common. A video was shown about the city of Zhuhai, which included information about businesses in the city, its history, and development projects.
      The Isla Mujeres officials showed a 'radiografia' of the municipality and its three zones, as well as the investment opportunities that are available. (The three zones are the island, the Continental Zone, and the Agricultural Zone). 
       The meeting was led by the Mayor and attended by members of the City Council, directors of various City departments, and Guadalupe Martínez Márquez, president of the Asociación de Hoteles; Baltazar Maldonado Tun, president of CANIRAC; and Gerardo Mañana Barragán, president of the Asociación de Pequeños Hoteles.
     The delegation from China included:  Liu Xiao Long, municipal vice president; Wang Rui Sen, director of the Secretaría Comercial of Zhuhai; Niu Jing, secretary of the Admnistration of Heng Quing Zona Libre; Kang Hong, secretary of Planning at Heng Quing Zona Libre; Ou Chan, executive and  Eric Chen, commercial director of China Business Travel.

May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana

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


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Families of missing fishermen seeking intervention from CNDH in Mexico City…/familiares-de-los-pescad…/Photo & full article at this link
      The wives of the five fishermen who have been missing for over 47 days will travel to Mexico City on Thursday for a meeting on Friday morning to seek assistance from the National Commission of Human Rights. They also want intervention in the investigation from the federal Procuraduria General and from the Congress of Quintana Roo.
     The fishermen departed on March 30 in the 33 foot boat "Anastacia", and there has been nothing known about them since that date. Because no floating parts nor any evidence of the boat have been found, there are doubts about the hypothesis that it sank
    The families tried to file a complaint with the DGR, but were not able because a complaint had already been filed with the Ministerio Publico in the days following the disappearance. The Procuraduria General de Justicia del Gobierno del Estado de Quintana Roo has not been involved with the case. The families are seeking clarification in the case, even if it brings something to light relating to narcotraffic or smuggling of people. The wives say they would prefer to know the men are detained in some prison, rather than that they have disappeared.

Everything is ready for the XIII International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana in Isla Mujeres…/todo-listo-para-el-xiii-…/Full article and photo at this link
  Organizers are expecting a record breaking number of registrants for the tournament which begins May 20 and features a first prize of 350,000 pesos, as part of the package of prizes which total to over one million pesos, including a truck, motorcycles, and surprise prizes.  Registration before May 19th is 5000 pesos, and after that date the cost is 6500 pesos.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Winners of "Al Sol" Regatta determined  
Definidos los ganadores de la regata Al Sol [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
   In first place fo the 29th edition of the Al Sol regatta was the sailboat "Decision", followed by Anemone Tickler, Akoya, and Atlantic Union.  Of the 11 competitors, Decision was the overall winner with 93 hours, 49 minutes and 10 seconds for the crossing of 555 nautical miles, according to its "corrected time".  A few hours after their arrival, they returned immediately to New Orleans to meet a commitment to participate in another competition. In New Orleans, Decision's masts will be removed and it will take a road trip to the 'country of maple'.
     The times for the next three competitors were:  Anemone Tickler 99:49:10; Akoya 103:43:04; and Atlantic Union 107 hours, 24 minutes, and 5 seconds. The winner in the Cruiser Spinnaker A category was Pursuit, in  Cruiser Spinnacker B was Free Spirit, and in Cruiser without Spinnaker was Night Sky, according to Enrique Lima Zuno, president of the Club de Yates de Isla Mujeres. The winners will be presented with their awards on Thursday night at 6:30pm at the beach hotel, Marias Cabanas del Mar.
   On Wednesday at 5pm, the traditional Carnival parade was held thru the main streets of downtown, with participation by the crews, friends, families, volunteers, and organizers to celebrate with the local community, and it traveled on the streets of Carlos Lazo and Adolfo Lopez Mateos.

Here are photos I took from the assembly area near Buho's and the final destination at the Town Square. The first photo is Anemone Tickler & is by Bruce. The folks in chef's attire had shiny inflatable lobsters adorning their cart, (Later we saw one in the arms of a islander kiddo, who was sporting a big grin...and of course, beads!)

Vandalism includes truck of Alderman's family
Regidor vive en carne propia el vandalismo, que impera en la isla, en la propiedad de su familia.. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link

     Alderman Victor Osorio said he had not filed a complaint with the Public Ministry, as of noon on Wednesday, concerning the puncturing of two tires on a truck that belongs to his mother's business. The incident occurred in the wee hours of the morning, and the vandals also 'le poncharon dos lanchas' (punctured two boats) in the area, which were parked at south Hidalgo Avenue, near the church.
   The City Councilman said, "The issue isn't about the value of the tires; it is about the lack of security." He said he has asked the Mayor repeatedly to dismiss the Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta, and his assistant, Jairo, accusing them of being incompetent.  He said people are tired of burglaries and that there is a lack of a real program for the prevention of crime. He also said there is a need for improved lighting.

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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 Isladora Duncan Academy of Jazz at 8p in the Town Square
May 29  Pueblo Magico Nights 

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