Monday, June 20, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, June 20

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities  are here
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Remodeling the Courthouse 

Para poner en marcha Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal

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ISLA MUJERES, 19 de junio.-

     The Poder Judicial Courthouse, which was built more than 15 years ago, will be remodeled with an investment of 6.5 million pesos. The project has been approved and release of the funds is pending. The work should begin before the end of the year, and building is expected to be inaugurated by the next administration.
   With the implementation of the new Criminal Justice System, various buildings around the state are being renovated.  Buildings are also being remodeled in Cancun, Chetumal, and a new building is planned in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, where one of the ejidatarios has donated a hectare. 
  HERE is an article about the new Criminal Justice System from NPR, and HERE and   HERE are articles in English from the Mexican Government. 

Isla's five commercial fishing cooperatives have high expectations for upcoming lobster season 

Pescadores de cinco cooperativas para la próxima temporada de captura de langosta

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ISLA MUJERES, 19 de junio.-
    There are high expectations among fishermen of the five cooperatives of Isla Mujeres about the next season's lobster catch which begins June 1 (sic, July 1). They hope to do well financially and gain several million pesos among the five groups, and to exceed last season's catch, according to the president of the Federation of Fishing Cooperatives of Quintana Roo, Baltazar Gómez Catzín. He said due the exchange rate of the peso against the dollar, the price per kilogram could exceed 400 pesos, since part of the local production goes to the US market.
   It is estimated that 50 percent of the lobster caught in the waters off Quintana Roo are sold within the state, while the other half is sent to the United States and Europe. The official advised the fishermen to take all the necessary precautions, because the lobster are caught by diving, which is a high risk activity. He said it is important for the divers to have all the necessary equipment and safety systems ready before they begin diving in order to avoid suffering decompression. 


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

June 24 & 25  Third International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Participate!
3er Torneo Internacional de Pesca Femenil
24 y 25 de Junio¡Participa!

June 19th, Happy Father's Day!
Hoy 19 de junio, Feliz día del padre!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Port was closed for navigation by small boats  
Cerraron el puerto a la navegación menor . [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
   June 19 The Isla Mujeres port was closed for small boats after 8pm on Saturday, which continued on Sunday, due to increasing winds from the east and the waves. Small boats were allowed to travel near El Farito, the lagoons, and Sac Bajo. 
       A weather report is given. (On Monday morning, we're having blue skies & sunshine. Yesterday, it rained in the morning and improved in the afternoon.)

Weather reduces visitors to beaches  
Pocos se atrevieron a desafiar al mal clima.. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
    Skies and forecasts that threatened rain caused a reduction in the number of tourists at the two beaches of Isla Mujeres, and tour operators said visitors preferred to wait in their hotels for better weather. Fewer people were seen at the beaches or in the streets, although there were some foreigners and Mexican families who challenged the weather. Fewer boats and yachts were anchored near Playa Norte. The lifeguards and Harbor Master reported that the day was uneventful and without incidents.

Me sirvió de mucha experiencia trabajar un ciclo escolar con niños en la Zona AgrícolaVer mas Photo & full article at this link
  This is about the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres. It is an interview with a young man, Edilberto Caamal  who completed his social service with CONAFE (National Council for Educational Development) by teaching classes to fifth and sixth grade students in the Agricultural Zone. He was born in Cancun, then returned with his family to a rural area in the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas nine years ago. In order to finish high school while in a difficult economic situation, he enrolled with CONAFE for financial assistance. He is one of five children:  María Adriana, himself, Juan José, Rosa Mariela and Jonathan, and says he was well raised by his father, whose name he bears, and his mother, Maria.
       He said his commitment with CONAFE was only for one school year, and now he plans to resume preparing for college, and dreams of becoming a self sufficient entrepreneur. He said he loved being part of the national plan to address the educational backwardness in marginalized areas like the district where he taught. He participated in the instruction of student Atruro Vazquez Lopez, who represented District IV in the Children's Congress in April.
     He said he appreciates the attention he has received from the residents and students of the Agricultural Zone, especially Juan May, president of the  Asociación Amigos de la Zona Agrícola, and his companions in the classroom, Nayeli Cauich, Jenny Uribe and Ruth Chuc Caanal, of the school, “Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta”.

Children's baseball clinic  
Impartirán clínica de beisbol a infantes. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
   The American organization "Baseball 4 Christ" will provide children's baseball clinics, in coordination with the municipal Department of Sports, and the baseball school, “Geovanny Velázquez”. This organization from the United States will carry out social work with local families, as they have in previous years. On Thursday, June 23 at 3pm, at the El Pescador baseball field, there will be a baseball game between the organization's team and a chosen municipal team. The public is encouraged to attend.

  Open Water Swim
       The municipal Director of Sports, Enrique Barros, announced that the international event "Nado en Aguas Abiertas" (Open Water Swimming) will take place this year between Punta Sam and Isla Mujeres, with dozens of top athletes participating. Details will be announced this week for the event which will begin at the beach of the Flamingos restaurant and conclude at the Posada Beach (Playa Centro), which is a distance of seven kilometers.
         (The annual international open water event with swimmers crossing between Isla Mujeres & Cancun, Nado Por la Libre, took place in May, and there are photos & info on FB here.) 

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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
It's Summer Solstice today. This is a moon rise from MaraVilla Caribe B&B, painted by Pamela Haase.  There's more of Pam's art at
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.

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 12 Sunday at 8pm on the Town Square, Pueblo Magico Nights presents performances by the Baile Endanzate Dance Academy and the RFive Dance Studio

June 19 Sunday  Father's Day

June 20 Solstice

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

Starting in July, the Artist's Fairs are being scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.

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