Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, May 24

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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

More Asian visitors expected: Thanks to recent visit by Chinese officials

Gracias a reciente visita de funcionarios chinos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 23 de mayo.- .
  (This information was translated previously)
On Wednesday, a fruitful meeting was held between the vice president of the municipality of Zhuhai, Liu Xiao Long, and Isla Mujeres officials, said the Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco. The Chinese official held the meeting in the interest of promoting Isla Mujeres in his hometown, with the intention of increasing visitors to this destination. They exchanged experiences and spoke about business opportunities at a meeting which took place at the Town Hall, led by the Mayor, with City Council members  attending. Mr. Xiao Long said there are similarities between his city and Isla Mujeres, therefore both locations could exchange benefits and learn from each other, including business opportunities and tourism. 

Nearly two months since crew of "Anaastasia" disappeared   

De la desaparición de tripulantes de la “Anastasia”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 23 de mayo.-
   Most of the information in this article has already been translated. It notes that merchandise and money are still being delivered to the wives to help them take care of their children and to pay their expenses. Fishermen have resumed their normal duties, but continue to watch for any indications of the whereabouts of the missing men. The fishing community says this is a very unusual case, since nothing has been found since the disappearance, such as parts of the boat or supplies that the fishermen were carrying. They say this has not happened before, mentioning the case of the boat "Maranhata" which was found off the coast of the US, although nothing was known of its crew, which occurred about twenty years ago.


Here is an update from last week, from the organizer of the GoFundMe account which was set up to assist the families of the five missing fishermen. In the comments section of the original post are photos of the envelopes and recipients, who expressed their appreciation. Donations can be made at THIS LINK

May 17th - It has been forty-eight days since the Anastacia and her crew of five men left Isla Mujeres. Forty-eight days these women and children have been waiting without a source of income, for the return of their husbands and fathers. Forty-eight days the families of the missing men have not heard their voices or felt their touches.
Yesterday on my behalf Terri Ferrero Tywan delivered funds from the Families of The Missing Anastacia GoFundMe Campaign to Jorge’s sister Gloria de la O . $41,542 MXN ($2,371 USD) was given to Gloria to distribute to the families of the missing men.
Every $ donated helps to get these women and families through another day without the support both financially and emotionally from their husbands, the missing men of the Anastacia. The donated funds have been and will continue to be used for the families to pay rent, utilities, school fees, doctor bills, any needed medications, purchase groceries and other necessary items.
Thank you from the wives and families of the crew of the missing Anastacia. Keep Hope Alive and never give up believing! 
Thank you,
Jackie Conlon


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

Excellent Tuesday, friends! 
Excelente martes amigos!

Wishing you an excellent afternoon from our beautiful island!
Les deseamos una excelente tarde desde nuestra hermosa isla!
‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬

In memory of the unforgettable Raciel Roman Valerio 
 by Agapito Magana Sanchez
One of the values that my parents instilled in me since childhood is the value of gratitude.

Today I am grateful to be alive, grateful for my family, and grateful for my friends.

Every day I am grateful for the opportunity to learn new things.

I met Raciel Roman Valerio shortly after his arrival to this island, where he brought and gave his best,
  and in return, he was received by the island as good men should be: with the open hearts of the community..

I shared some aspects of work in public administration with Raciel, and, I learned from him, without his realizing it, about putting setbacks into  their proper perspective, and to find a wise solution for each one.

Over the years, life has given me the opportunity to attain the highest of my desires, both personal and professional: to govern the place where I was born, where I formed my family, where the remains of my parents rest and where the future lies for my children and grandchildren lie.

When we started the campaign for the municipal presidency; it was Raciel's experience, commitment, enthusiasm, and above all, his people skills, which were decisive in gaining the victory.

If there is a term that defines Raciel, it is unforgettable.

In his career, he was professional and demanding of himself; it was always his objective to have something positive to say in every situation, and to always be attentive and maintain a critical eye, which gave him the ability to understand beyond the obvious.

On a personal level: his frank smile and contagious laugh, but above all, his enormous willingness to help those in need, for this is no comparison for many of us.

On May 23, it has been a year since his earthly departure, and my family and I raise a prayer for Raciel Roman Valerio, who left a lasting memory of his presence in our lives.

Raciel, we miss you.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Concerns that behavior of Red Cross officials may affect image 
Sainete a cargo de consejero de la Cruz Roja [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  A member of the Board of Directors of the Red Cross, Javier Ayala Rejon, was arrested Saturday night for allegedly entering the home of Jorge Lara, (aka Queso), in colonia Caribena, armed with a stick and a machete. He was reportedly removed by the homeowner and his son. Police intervened and took him to their headquarters, and was released a short time later.
     Witnesses say he suffered a broken nose and from blows to his body and was treated at the Community hospital, and released. There are allegations that he was drunk when he arrived at the home of Sr Lara with his weapons. A complaint is expected to be filed on Monday regarding the damages and consequences. It is noted that the men were formerly friends, but had personal differences which evidently escalated emotionally until Sr Ayala invaded the property of Sr. Lara.
    It is recalled that over a year ago, the president of the Red Cross, Jorge Cardenas Bazon, former Isla Mujeres mayor, was involved in a dispute over an area of Federal Zone, and was in the news following the burning of two palapas there. A few months ago, he was arrested at the Cancun International Airport to respond to a complaint relating to that case. This is his second term as president of the Red Cross.
      There are concerns that these incidents could have a negative effect on the image of the Red Cross, whose prestige attracts donations and contributions, which allow the institution to continue to serve the community.

Celebration of Feast of Pentecost 
Convivencia por la fiesta de Pentecostés+] Ver mas Photo & full article at link
  This Catholic celebration on the 50th day after Easter, commemorating the coming of the Holy Spirit, took place in the Agricultural Zone of the municipality, on the mainland.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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.

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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