Friday, July 29, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, July 29

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
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 
Anastacia FB pages and 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Car went over cliff after driver fell asleep and lost control

Cafre acaba en un acantilado

Sueño lo venció y perdió el control

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de julio.-
Leer más...Photo and full article at this link
   No one was hurt when a grey, compact Mazda went over the cliff on Thursday morning along the Caribbean coastal road, near Isla 33. At 2:30am, the 25 year old driver, Joel G.C.I. went out to buy milk for his child, but when he was returning along the coastal road, he fell asleep and crossed into the oncoming lane and went over the cliff. The Isla Mujeres Chief of Police reported that the young man was not driving under the influence of alcohol, but had lost control of the vehicle because he fell asleep. 
    A towing vehicle with a crane was brought from Cancun to remove the car from the cliffs around 10am, and the job was completed a few hours later, after midday. The damages are estimated at about 100,000 pesos. 

Navy rescues fishermen whose boat was adrift 

Rescatan a pescadores

Efectivos de la Armada les brindan apoyo luego de quedar a la deriva

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de julio.- .
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
   The small fishing boat "MARI IV" was adrift without propulsion after suffering an electrical failure in the outboard engine. There were two men, aged 19 and 49, aboard the boat, which had sailed 12 nautical miles (~19km) northeast of Isla Perez, Yucatan. They were rescued by the Navy, in a coordinated effort between sailors from the Fifth Naval Region, based in Isla Mujeres, and of the Ninth Naval Region, based in Puerto Progreso, Yucatan.
      The disabled boat was spotted by a coastal patrol from the Ninth Naval Region near the reef Alacranes. The Marine Rescue Plan was implemented, whose aim is to safeguard lives at sea, and the two fishermen were rescued and given food, hydration, and assistance with the repair.
   Once the repair was completed, the Mari IV, which is a member of the cooperative “Indígenas de Sisal”, returned to the port of Sisal, Yucatan.


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

There is a  re-post of the scholarship application information


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Video (first part) of the removal of the car that went over the cliffs of the Caribbean coastal road near Isla 33 around 3am on Thursday.

Video (second part)

There is also a video of them preparing to remove the car on TVIM's fb page.

This article (from Cancun) is about 25 indigenous Mayan women who received scholarships to travel to Alberta, Canada to learn English for three weeks. They left Sunday.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Judicial ruling regarding land sold by former Mayor in 2005
Duro golpe al ayuntamiento. [+] Ver mas
   In "indirect amparo" ruling has been issued by a federal judge regarding municipal authority and  failure to comply with certain clauses, in relation to land sales made thru hundreds of letters of allocation in April 2005 by then mayor Paulino Adame Torres, in the final days of his administration.
      The letters were given to 1715 people (beneficiaries) and the ruling of the 27th Circuit Court on July 14, 2016 rules in favor of the beneficiaries, saying the City failed to enforce these purchase contracts, according to lawyer Roberto Martinez Aragon, who is an alderman-elect for the Morena party.
      He said he will withdraw from working on this litigation before taking his oath as a member of the City Council, but the legal department that is involved will continue to follow up on it until these residential and commercial lots are successfully deeded and delivered. This has to do with legal efforts seeking recovery of 100 hectares of municipal land sold by the state government, "with consent from various PRI and PAN officials".
      The municipal government said it fulfilled its obligations to transfer these assets (200 hectares in 2007), allowing INFOVAR to meet its obligations. However. Sr. Martinez argues that while one part of the obligation was fulfilled, another obligation was not kept, regarding the commitments in the letters of allocation, issued on behalf of the beneficiaries.
     Sr. Martinez said more legal demands will be filed on this issue over the next few weeks, seeking annulment of the sale of the 100 hectares by the state government as real estate and seeking legal remedies for damages, as well as suits against former mayors and the present mayor:  Manuela Godoy, Alicia Ricalde, Hugo Sánchez, and Agapito Magaña, alleging that they are responsible for fraud and criminal activities regarding this complaint, according to the interviewee, Sr. Martinez.
   This is in regard to land on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres.

Navy rescued two fishermen from the state of Yucatan 
Rescata la Marina a dos pescadores yucatecosl.. [+] Ver mas
  See article translated above. Assistance was given Wednesday between the hours of 9:40am and 12:40 pm by the coastal patrol boat of the 9th Naval Region, "ARM Democrata" to the boat and its two crew members, William Morales Luis, 49, and José Eduardo Poot Cuxim, 19, who were adrift with engine failure.
   A weather report is given regarding a tropical wave approaching from the north of Honduras, which could cause clouds and light rain, with possible lightning, with increasing waves and winds.

Inauguration of ice plant expansion
Inauguran sucursal de la fábrica de hielo “Iceland”id.. [+] Ver mas
    The family who launched this project are friends of deceased Mexican diver and videographer Ramon Bravo Prieto, and have managed Playa Lancheros for the past two decades. They began making ice cubes at a factory in Caridad del Cobre in 2009 and a few days ago they opened a branch at Playa Lancheros, to meet the high demand for ice. It is sold under the brand "Iceland" and they are  Rogelio Magaña Castro "Chilero", his daughter the architect, Liliana Magana Moguel, and his wife, Seidy Moguel. Liliana has also opened a store on Rueda Medina across from the ferry terminal to provide cold drinks to tourist, located a few steps from the dive shop "Bahia" which began business over 30 years ago, with Sr. Rogelio Magana as proprietor. 
    Ramon Bravo once hung out at that dive shop, chatting with Sr. Rogelio Magana about the sea, about environmental concerns, and about capturing fish and other marine species. At times Bravo wrote for the national press about environmental abuses and concerns, such as the problems in 1993 when Isla Contoy was at risk. Debates on these issues took place at the dive shop, where "Chilero", who is a Leftist, received the 1988 presidential candidate during his political campaign.  

This is a two minute video of a mermaid mural painted in six hours at Casa Sirena

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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.

July events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
July 19    7:21p
July 20    8:10
July 21    8:56
July 22    9:42 
July 23   10:44
July 24   11:10   

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.

The Maya Riviera Film Festival concluded in Playa de Carmen on June 30, and is supposed to be coming to Isla Mujeres this month. Last year it was two or three evenings on the Posada beach, shown on a big inflatable screen, shortly after sunset.  Schedule TBA. Link to Website.  Link to FB page.

July 4, Monday  Independence Day in the US

July 7 Thursday Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

July 10-23  Whale Shark Festival.    Schedule TBA.
  Some of the Sea Walls artists will be touching up the murals from two years ago and adding new ones. 

July 14-16 Thursday, Friday Saturday  8p  Riviera Maya Film Festival   Posada Beach Free
 Thursday is a fictional film about a women, her 8yo son, & boyfriend staying in a room together on holiday in Acapulco, "Semana Santa". That trailer & info is here:
 Friday is this documentary "Erosion", about damage to the environment with tourism development in Playa Carmen (& this area in general).
  Saturday is TBA.

July 15 Friday Classes End & Vacation begins

July 21 Thursday  Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

July 28, Thursday   
It's time for the Delta Aquarid meteor showers...into early August. The Perseid meteors are supposed to be better than usual this year...on August 11th.…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Saturday July 30 Danzarte  III Dance Encounter 2016. 5:30 outside of the Casa de Cultura

The Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program is excited to announce a new matching event to add sponsors and funding for our scholarship students for the 2016/2017 school year!!!
Our very generous anonymous donor has agreed to another round of matched funds for any new sponsors or donations. That’s right – your donations will be doubled!
*Any new sponsors who join/pledge in the month of July
*Any one time donations
Need more information or have questions? Check out our website or Margaret Washa. We would LOVE to tell you about the wonderful students who are supported by our program because we are terribly proud of them. This is an ideal time to join the program and make the most out of your contribution or to make a one time contribution (we understand if you have commitment issues)
Our facebook page is Isla Mujeres Scholarship Group, please join us there for photos and personal stories from our group. And check out our wonderful new website (thanks, Jackie Conlon!)

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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