Sunday, February 5, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, February 5

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo is committed to improving public spaces   

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Juan Carrillo cumple firme compromiso

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de febrero.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
  The municipal government of Juan Carrillo has kept commitments about improvements to public spaces, including parks, sports fields, and areas where families gather for recreation, relaxation, and socialization.  This includes the dome at the Senior Citizens park, the dome at the Las Hormiguitas park,  renovations to the Las Tortugas park, and rehabilitation of the cycling path around Salina Grande.
   Work was also done to rehabilitate more than three kilometers of the eastern coastal road, in various sections (including the public lighting), and public lighting was improved at parks including  Las Gaviotas, Las Hormiguitas, Las Fragatas,  the walking paths near Isla 33 and at Salina Grande, as well as at sports domes and soccer fields. The Mayor said that this year they will continue working intensely for the recovery and improvement of public spaces among the municipal properties.


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

Municipal departments work to keep a clean and orderly image of Isla Mujeres   LINK   (See DQR article translated yesterday).


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Seeking improvements in Isla Mujeres jail following delivery of Human Rights Commission report.…/
 (See Por Esto translations yesterday)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Renewing storm drains  
Era hora: renuevan rejillas pluviales] Ver masFull article at this link

  Work continues on the renovation of the storm drain covers in downtoan Isla Mujeres, along the northern section of Guerrero avenue. It is noted that two months ago, maintenance was done on the absorption well at the municipal Mercado on that street.  There has been some inconvenience to traffic, which they are trying to minimize by doing one section at a time.This is part of a project for maintenance on the whole system of rainwater drainage, downtown and in the colonias, including the absorption wells.

Irresponsible animal cruelty persists
Persiste crueldad irresponsable .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Eight cases of animal cruelty have been treated in January in Isla Mujeres, said veterinarian Delfino Guevara. He is about to attend an international meeting of animal welfare proponents, to be held in Los Angeles California February 6-10. Issues include problems in the poor regions of the world, where Mexico forms a large part of Latin America, and includes Asian and African countries, where the poor do not have the privilege of caring and protecting pets, according to world standards about medical care.
   This year the central them is tigers, and last year it was elephants, but within the agenda are the issues of domestic dogs and cats. Although there are already laws in place for the care and protection of these pets, they are often not applied, as happens in Quintana Roo, and obviously in Isla Mujeres         Because of his work at raising community awareness in Isla Mujeres for 18 years, Dr. Delfino has been invited by the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) to lead a meeting of specialists
      At the animal hospital headed by Dr. Delfino, there is a young dog that was left at the doors of the Catholic Church in la Gloria, who is blind because of a massive tick infestation. It is being rehabilitated and they are seeking an adoptive family so it can have a healthy, happy life, despite its current limitations. There is a black cat that cannot walk because its back legs don't function, and they are seeking options so it can be autonomous.There is a young puppy that was abandoned in the street, and another that was rescued after being run over. 
        When he was asked 2017 is starting out, the veterinarian said "The abandonment of animals is increasing. In January we had eight animals, of which several have been adopted, including some outside the country. They all had owners, who irresponsibly left them in the street. "           That is why he again urged the municipal authorities to apply the laws in this matter, as well as urging  the volunteer groups also reactivate their efforts to address the same goal of promoting a culture of protection and care of pets.
   Information is given about the IFAW from their website, which is HERE in English.

More traffic & fewer parking spaces  
Víalidades insulares no alcanzan. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   During this winter holiday season with thousands of tourists visiting daily, who enjoy touring the island in golf carts and other vehicles, traffic has become chaotic, especially in areas where the volume of traffic is high and the streets are narrow, causing more accidents. The majority of accidents occur at these spots, where various vehicles suffer minor damages, including golf carts, taxis, scooters, and others. There are several minor injuries every week, and fractures of feet at times, according to employees of the dozen or so rental agencies for golf carts and scooters.
   All the parked vehicles complicate the traffic congestion downtown, and there are not enough spaces to handle the growing number of cars. This is complicated by many of the rental agencies who park a half dozen carts in the street, who are not being regulated and should be limited to only two at a time in the street.
    There is parking at the Casa de Cultura for more than a dozen compact vehicles and scooters. Some residents have been asking that the space formerly occupied by the General Hospital be turned into a parking lot, which would be about 8000 square meters. According to a report last year, there was consideration by the state government to sell this for private use, but consideration could be given to using it to meet this pressing need on the island.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.


 February Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Feb. 2   Thursday 4-9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Feb. 5   Sunday   8p Town Square  The Noches Magicas performances will feature three singers and four dance troupes, including the children's Folklorico troupe
                                  Constitution Day This is the Centennial. The Mexican Constitution was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro by a Constitutional Convention during the Mexican Revolution. It was approved by the Mexican Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917.

Feb. 6 Monday  Day Off for Constitution Day (A Federal holiday, some cities & towns will have parades and celebrations. This is the Centennial)

Feb 7-11 Island Time Fishing Tournament

Feb. 9  Thursday 4-9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Sunset ~6:40p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Jan. 12  6:55  Full Moon
Feb. 10  6:39
Feb. 11  7:36
Feb. 12  8:31
Feb. 13  9:24
    Feb. 14  10:16   
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Feb. 12  Sunday   8p  Noches Magicas performances  Town Square

Feb. 14  Tuesday  Valentine's Day

Feb. 16  Thursday 4-9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Feb. 19  Sunday   8p  Noches Magicas performances  Town Square

Feb. 23  Thursday 4-9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Feb. 24  Friday   Flag Day

Feb. 23 or 24-28  Carnaval 
The schedule of events hasn't been published yet & it may begin on Thursday or Friday.  It usually includes two or three afternoon parades, a beach event by the Posada, dancing in the streets, at businesses, and nightly on the Town Square, with themes such as Caribbean, la Negrita, Cuban, International & Nautical. Photos by Bruce from Carnaval 2015

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

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

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