Thursday, June 16, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, June 16

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Deadline extended for the International Isla Mujeres-Caribbean Poetry Competition II 

De trabajos en el II Premio Internacional de Poesía

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de junio.-
 See translation in the City section below 
Expansion of Puerto Juarez maritime terminal  

 Con la ampliación de la terminal marítima de Puerto Juárez

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de junio.-
   In order to diversify activities in the area, the maritime terminal at Puerto Juarez is being remodeled and expanded at a cost of 6.5 million pesos. The concrete pier is being extended to 50 linear meters, with a width of 7.5 meters.
     The administrator of API in Puerto Juarez (Port Authority), Ricardo Ancona Argaez, said the work began a few days ago and is expected to be completed in mid-September. He said this is expected to expand activities or both tourism boats and passenger boats.
        He said the work will benefit Puerto Juarez, where there are about 70 tourism boats from different tourism cooperatives and the boats which transport passengers. In the near future a new company will be added.
       He said they are preparing for a better future at this pier, which will be the only themed port in the State, where the Captain Hook show is presented several times a week during regular season, and daily during vacations.


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

Link to webpage about changes in the Justice system (in Spanish).    

A partir del 18 de Junio, operará en todo el país el nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal. 

Important notice for those in Senior Citizen's Program 65+ (Payments for May-June will be made June 21 at 11am at the Senior Citizen's Club)   
Aviso importante para los inscritos al Programa +65 Adultos Mayores.

Deadline extended to July 15 for the International Isla Mujeres-Caribbean Poetry Competition II 

       Submissions continue to arrive from different countries for the second International Isla Mujeres-Caribbean Poetry Competition II, and therefore the Organizing Committee and Judges have decided to extend the deadline to Friday, July 15. This is one of the most important poetry competitions in the Yucatan peninsula.
    It is recalled that the Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, announced the contest at the Fifth International Yucatan Literary Fair 2016, for the Caribbean, including Mexico and Florida. At that time, it was announced that the submissions would be accepted from March 21 to June 30,  but due to the number that have been received, a decision was made to extend the deadline.
    The first place winner will receive a prize of 50,000 pesos, and the award ceremony take place during the third week of August. Poetry will be accepted from countries speaking other languages, such as English, French, or Dutch, as long as the works are in Spanish. 

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!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Rock 'cages' for hurricane protection have weakened  
Jaula de gaviones vencida. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  There is a one kilometer stretch of downtown whose protection from hurricanes includes 'gaviones', which have been weakened at several points.(They are cages of rocks placed below the hurricane wall).  Former legislator Hugo Ravell and former City Councilman Daniel Edgardo Marfil want the government to address this.
        During Hurricane Wilma, in October 2005, there were sections of the wall that fell, which Sr. Marfil blames on poor quality of construction. He says his house was nearly threatened by seawater in September 1988 when there was a break in a section of the wall that existed at that time, when a category five hurricane struck the area. (Hurricane Gilbert). After that, the state government built the first stretch of 300 meters, which has not suffered further deterioration. But the subsequent construction  of the other 700 meters had deteriorated, which was done during the administrations of the Governors Mario Villanueva Madrid, Joaquín Hendrick Díaz and Félix González Canto. It was expected that the construction would last for 30 years.
       Some residents say a retrospective investigation should be done, and the officials who allowed sub quality material to be used should be found guilty and punished.  They are concerned that the downtown area is not adequately protected during this hurricane season, which ends in November.

Request for reconsideration of high costs  
Piden reconsiderar los altos costos.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Negotiations are expected to occur between the ferry company offering cargo service to Punta Sam and the Port Authority of Quintana Roo regarding the dock fees charged to the company by the authority during the next six years, under the administration of the new state government.
      The financial situation of the 'car ferry' company has been affected by the more than 50 percent increase in the dollar in the past two years. In addition to this raising the cost of fuel, it also affects equipment and maintenance costs. Also, five years ago the company acquired a boat offering more comfort to tourists, which was funded by a bank loan of millions (?la millonaria inversión) with a high rate of interest.
      The company strives to continue to offer high quality services, but at times there are weaknesses and customer complaints. Fernando Gomez Munoz expressed annoyance about a four hour delay because the smaller boat arrived at noon, and not the larger boat which can carry more cargo, so he had to wait for the next ferry at 3pm, which arrived over twenty minutes late.

Summer season for Tecnologica Baseball League begins Sunday
Este domingo arranca la Liga Tecnológica de Beisbol [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
    At noon on Sunday, the league champion "Pescadores" will face off against the "Cockteleros, (who were the runners up last season),. Both teams are from Isla Mujeres, and the match will take place at the "El Pescador" ball field.
       There was a meeting on Tuesday with league representatives to finalize details of the tournament. It has been a month since the conclusion of the winter season, when the Pescadores took the championship, and the Cockteleros took second place.
         On Thursday, the players of the Cocktelero team met with their manager, Picus Gil at the restaurant of Jorge Fernando de la O. Pino,
    The other team, el Pescadores, met earlier in the week and had an exhibition game on Sunday. The coach of this winning team is Martin Trejo Manzano (of Mininos), who said they are ready to compete and seeking to gain the next championship.
    Isla Mujeres is well known for having always distinguished itself for having exceptional baseball players and for having developers of the sport, who invest in giving quality to the fans and maintaining the prestige of this  town within the sport.
      Veteran players who were consulted said that these two teams are reliving moments of the island's glory days of baseball which is encouraging for increasing the teaching of the sport to young people and children. They are thinking of putting together a Little League soon to "seed" the future of the sport.

Deadline extended for Poetry competition Caribe-Isla Mujeres 2016 
Amplían premio Poesía Caribe-Isla Mujeres.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    The deadline for the Premio Internacional de Poesía Caribe-Isla Mujeres 2016, was extended from June 30 to July 15. The first place prize of 50,000 pesos will be awarded during the third week in August. There were 142 participants in 2015, and the prize of 3000 dollars was awarded to Mexican José Antonio Landa Rosas. 

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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.

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.

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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