Thursday, January 19, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, January 19

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Renovation of parks by Mayor Juan Carrillo for the benefit of islanders & their families  

Recupera parques

Juan Carrillo, en beneficio de los isleños y sus familias

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de enero.-
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During these first 100 days of government, the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, worked tirelessly to improve living conditions for the islanders, by renovating multiple parks and public areas for the benefit of islanders and their families, as well as actions and efforts to improve the urban image, both on the island and in the continental zone.
    These public works were carried out in response to citizen demands expressed through various channels of communication, which were implemented by the local government, so that residents of the municipality have access and close communication to make the authorities aware and enable them to serve the community and take care of their requests in a timely manner.
   Works during the first 100 days include renovating the dome of the Senior Citizen's park, the dome of Hormiguitas park, and initiating the rehabilitation of the cycle path at the Salina Grande malecon, and completed work at Las Tortugas park. 
   To prevent flooding, the absorption wells were cleaned and de-silted, on the island and the mainland. A dome was also built on the mainland. 
    To have a government founded on honesty and transparency, the Mayor has stressed the importance of citizen participation in decision making, sharing their opinions, and seeking prompt solutions. For this reason, a Service Center (Centro de Atencion) for Islanders was created, to channel citizen requests and see that they are attended to in the shortest possible time.
    In addition, 10 citizen forums were held, in which residents were consulted for their input on the Government Plan. With these actions which were carried out in the first 100 days of his government, the Mayor reiterates his commitment to having a municipality with improved living conditions for its inhabitants, and to laying the foundations for progress in Isla Mujeres. 

Fears of tourist warnings from US & Canada in wake of violence in Cancun & PDC  

Temen “warning” de EU y Canadá

Tras los incidentes violentos de Cancún y Playa del Carmen

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de enero.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
     After the violent incidents in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, it is feared that the authorities in the United States and Canada could issue recommendations for tourists from those countries to avoid traveling to the vacation destinations in our State.      Regarding this issue, the municipal director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco, said they hope that no  recommendations will be issued to tourists from the United States and Canada, advising them to avoid traveling to the holiday destinations of Quintana Roo, as it would severely impact Isla Mujeres.  A majority of the tourists who visit the island during January, February, and March are from these countries. He said after these two incidents, tourism destinations such as Isla Mujeres and Cozumel will be required to prove that we are safe, otherwise, unfortunately, fewer tourists will visit.
      He pointed out that, being islands, it is more difficult to have this type of problem which occurred in Benito Juarez and Playa del Carmen, with participation by organized crime.  He said the island has always been a place with a great deal of security, where cases of serious crime could be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Price of tortillas increased yesterday  

Aumentó precio de la tortilla

Desde ayer

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de enero.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.        The price of a kilogram of tortillas increased from 16 to 18 pesos without wrappers and from 17 to 19 pesos with a paper wrapper, which represents a severe blow to household budgets. The millers explained that they could not maintain the same prices when their costs have become increasingly expensive, including diesel, corn flour, paper, electricity, and water, among other necessities for the preparation of tortillas. Housewives pointed out that this is a severe blow to the their budgets, in addition to increases in the prices of other basic necessities such as beans, rice, eggs, chicken, and meat. 


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

There is an announcement for a fencing workshop in the Continental Zone on the mainland part of the municipality.

We invite you and your whole family to attend the inauguration of the 2017 tournament for the municipal soccer league "Isla Mujeres". Don't miss it!
Te invitamos a asistir con toda tu familia a la inauguración del torneo 2017 de la liga municipal de fútbol soccer "Isla Mujeres"
¡No faltes, te esperamos

A government that completes its commitments..100 days in office.

Ongoing clean up brigades to keep Isla Mujeres clean 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

 It says...The City of Isla Mujeres announced the call for Kings & Queens of Carnaval 2017 with the information at the link below. But at that link, it says the deadline to register was January 13 at 8pm.
Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres lanza la convocatoria para soberanos del Carnaval 2017
Aquí puedes consultar las bases:

Tortilla prices increase in Isla Mujeres…/

Deadline passed for turning in letters of assignment (this information has been translated)…/

No more power outages expected during remaining repairs…/
   The superintendent of the CFE (Federal Commission of Electricity) Rolando Roque said they do not anticipate any more power interruptions or blackouts in Isla Mujeres.  They are currently working on replacement of the underground lines as scheduled events, which could take some time, but this work should not cause interruptions in service.
   He said regarding the interruption Tuesday, which left several neighborhoods without electricity; this was caused by a problem outside of that which is being resolved downtown, and the power was restored quickly.   
        He explained that they are working hard on this job and expecting to make good progress, but they don't have a completion date. They have generators available in case of any emergencies, to power the important governmental buildings, such as the hospitals, Aguakan, and the second gas station. 
     He said the underwater line was found to be in perfect condition and working normally, and the problem occurred in the underground line, which will replaced with new cables. He said there should be no effect on the electrical supply to Isla Mujeres while these works are taking place. However, if they should need to interrupt or suspend the electrical supply, they will inform the public and businesses in advance.

Increased security in Isla Mujeres in response to violence in Cancun…/

 In response to the violent incidents in Cancun yesterday, the Chief of Police in Isla Mujeres, Jaime Alberto Ongay Ortiz, decided to increase security at the Maritime Terminal in Isla Mujeres, to create an environment of strong security for the tourists. He said although everything has been normal, he decided to increase security because "we don't want any surprises" He said it is fortunate for the businesses of the isle that most of the tourists have continued to arrive, and for this reason, more security is a preventative measure. Security was not only increased at the Maritime Terminal, but in all of the municipality, including the Continental Zone. In response to a question, he said they have adequate officers for operations such as this, but one of their priorities is to increase the number of officers.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

No interruptions in power supply  
Ya no habrá cortes de luz[+] Ver masFull article at this link
See translation above, and this article notes that there may be some inconvenience to tourists who have detour around the work when accessing North Beach, since a trench is being opened from the junction with the underwater cable, to install the new cables going to the substation on Hidalgo, which is about 600 meters. Rumors continue about the possibility of suspensions without notification, but the CFE says it has no interruptions planned.

Mayor Juan Carrillo: Working for the benefit of families  
Juan Carrillo trabaja para el bienestar de las familias.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See translation above.

The third article is about a mobile medical unit in the Agricultural Zone on the mainland part of the municipality 

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January Events
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Jan. 1 Sunday  New Year's Day

Jan. 5 Thursday 4-9 Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 6  Friday  Three King's Day   Children receive presents & the holiday season ends

Sunset ~6:25p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Jan. 12  6:55  Full Moon
Jan. 13  7:56
Jan. 14  8:55
Jan. 15  9:51
  Jan. 16  10:44
    Jan. 17   11:36  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Yoga at the Casa Cultura on Monday & Wednesday mornings at 9am and Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6pm. On the back street, Guerrero, at Abasolo.

Jan. 12  Thursday  Artist Fair 4-9  Casa de Cultura, featuring the Rolling Papers a very talented local Reggae band from 6- 8. After the music seems like there is always a surprise, will it be Mayan Warriors? Fire Dancers? Jugglers? Only way to find out is to be there. DRINK BEER….BUY ART…..EAT FOOD…..DANCE…..HAVE FUN.

Jan. 15 Sunday 8p Town Square Noches Magicas performance

Jan. 19 Thursday  4-9  Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 22 Sunday 8p  Town Square Noches Magicas performance

Jan. 26  Thursday  4-9  Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 29  Sunday 8p  Town Square Noches Magicas performance

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 thru April 20. 

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