Friday, June 3, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News and Events Friday, June 3

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The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

Anastacia FB pages where updates will be posted 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

70 police officers to ensure peaceful elections

Para garantizar paz social

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de junio.-

  There will be 70 police officers involved in the operation to ensure safety of voters during elections, of whom 50 will be on the island and 20 will be on the mainland part of the municipality.  The operation will begin at 12am on Saturday, June 4 and continue until midnight on Sunday, and will only continue after that if there are problems, as necessary, explained the municipal Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta. 
     The officers will have nine vehicles (six trucks and nine cars) of which five will be on the island, three in the Continental Zone, and one for the town of Francisco May. In addition, there are five bicycles on the island, one on the mainland, and on in Francisco May.
   Security during the election process will also be supported by the state police and the PJE, State Judicial Police. 

Dry Law will last 40 hours for Sunday's elections 

Para las elecciones del domingo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de junio.-

 See translation in TVIM section below...  The ban on alcohol sales begins tomorrow, Saturday, at 7am, continuing thru midnight on Sunday; however tourists may drink alcohol at establishments in tourism areas that normally cater to tourists. No To Go sales.

Relatives of the five missing crew members of the "Anastacia" provide DNA samples

Familiares de los cinco tripulantes de la “Anastacia” desaparecidos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de junio.-

  On Thursday, relatives of the fishermen of the Anastacia, provided DNA samples for the PGR (Federal Attorney General), to complete the requirements for their case concerning the five men who have been missing for over two months.  The family members traveled to Cancun for this, so the agency will have genetic information on file, to confirm or rule out identities when any human remains are discovered.
    The family regrets that malicious comments have been made regarding the location of the five fishermen. They have asked that people refrain from doing this because it affects the wives, children, brothers, and mothers of the men who are still lost.


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

3rd International Women's Fishing Tournament 
June 24 & 25
3er Torneo Internacional de Pesca Femenil
24 y 25 de Junio

Aguakan is seeking electrical mechanics
Compartimos la siguiente información.
La empresa Aguakan solicita electromecánicos


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Dry Law for Election
This says that except in tourist businesses, in tourist areas, alcohol cannot be sold from 7am TOMORROW (Saturday) until midnight on Sunday. So if you want alcohol To it today!
On Sunday, voters will choose our next Mayor, Governor, and state congressional reps.

Habrá Ley Seca!! Informate!


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Renewed fumigation campaign to prevent mosquito borne illnesses 
Refuerzan campaña de fumigación para prevenir el brote de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores[+] Ver mas

  The Vector's Department have been fumigating and inspecting private properties in the colonias, in an effort to prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, zika, and malaria, servicing about 50 properties a week. They are physically inspecting the yards and roofs to assure there are not containers where water can collect, with homeowners signing an agreement, attesting to they voluntary cooperation. Some people decline, but the workers try to convince them by explaining that this 10 or 15 minutes could prevent one of their family members from suffering from one of these diseases, due to neglect.
   People are asked to be sure their tinaca (potable water storage tank) is sealed and that mosquitoes cannot enter to lay eggs. They are asked to remove any containers where rainwater can collect, and to keep their premises clean. 
      The staff are trained and complete a questionnaire, and they attempt to make residents understand that their cooperation is essential to prevent these diseases. They are asked to cooperate for the health of their children and the whole community.  Some people decline the fumigation of their homes, but while most accept the information and participate in carrying out the necessary actions to keep these diseases off the island.

Solar irrigation devices removed from public spaces 
Desmantelan irrigación solar en espacio público.. [+] Ver mas
   The civil association "Punto Verde" received official permission to install a solar drip irrigation system using sea water and recycled plastic bottles nearTown Hall, however the devices have been removed by City personnel, twice. Late last month, volunteers placed the bottles of seawater out at night, and the next day they were gone, apparently removed by the evening cleaning staff. One of the project leaders, Jose Guadalupe Gonzalez Herrera, said this is unfortunate and they will seek an official explanation. They want to continue these measures in public green areas and to raise awareness among the general public about conservation of the planet. The solar irrigation measures are used in Queretaro, and Isla Mujeres could become the second municipality in Mexico to implement the system.
    The association also has a proposal for a Plan of Integrated Solid Waste Management, which they believe is a viable option for Isla Mujeres. They want to use technology to harness sea water as part of this waste management plan.

Familia Rivero quiere su provecho.. [+] Ver mas 

   A few months after National Geographic published a report about the progress of the investigations and research being done at the Hispanic church and convent of Boca Iglesia, the Rivero family has erected fencing and No Trespassing signs, to prevent tourists from visiting this national heritage, according to tour providers. Some of them want the government to initiate negotiations to acquire the various hectares where the property is located which is considered to be the first Catholic Church in continental America, with its parish house located ~100 meters to the west.
     The website where this video is located:   Names are given in the article of the research team members, and the governmental agencies are listed who were involved with the video, as well as the author of the following text, Dominique Rissolo, published at that website.

There is an excellent video of the  Boca Iglesai site by National Geographic (it has no audio) at that website. (LINK)  The text in Spanish with the article says...
In 1517, the conquistador Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula and proposed the first Mayan community be founded by a group of Spanish in the area where they'd landed, which he called "Greater Cairo". This is the place formerly called Ecab, where there is now a partially demolished building which, it is thought, to have been among the first churches in Mexico. Now known as Boca Iglesia, it is located south of Cabo Catoche, in the northeast corner of Quintana Roo.

Ecab was one of the most remote properties in colonial Mexico and was the site of several historical events, including an attack by a French pirate Sanfroy Pierre in 1571.
Abandoned in 1644, today the church and rectory are almost in ruins, in a remote and unpopulated corner of the Yucatan peninsula, which can only be reached boat corner. The structures have survived centuries of hurricanes, but are rapidly approaching a more precarious state of deterioration.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History, through the INAH center of Quintana Roo, under the direction of Adriana Velázquez Morlet, along with a team of engineers from the cultural heritage department of the University of California, at San Diego, have been performing an advanced diagnosis of these historically significant buildings using laser scanning of the property and thermography. Researchers hope that a "structural health assessment" of the church will provide information to develop a conservation strategy for this heritage of Mexico.

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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.

June events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
June 20   7:48
June 21   8:38
June 22   9:27
June 23  10:03
June 24  10:58
June 25  11:42

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

June 1 Dia de la Marina  Usually there is a ceremony in the morning on the Bahia

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)

 Pueblo Magico Nights events are usually held on Sunday evenings, often featuring dance troupes performing on the Town Square.

June 5 World Environment Day  

June 8 World Ocean's Day 

June 19 Sunday  Father's Day

June 20 Solstice

June 24 & 25 Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"

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